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Farmington Goodfellows prep for Dec. 22 delivery day

first_imgAs donations roll in, Farmington Area Goodfellows volunteers are sorting toys and non-perishable foods to ensure no local child or senior goes without a Christmas.Food boxes for seniors await the annual Farmington Area Goodfellows delivery day. Items are being sorted and packaged in this year’s warehouse on Interchange Driver in Farmington Hills. (Richard Lerner)Goodfellows president Richard Lerner said about half of the food and toy boxes that will be delivered on Saturday, December 22, have been packed. Additional items will be collected during Friday night’s Battle of the Middles at Harrison High and from donation boxes at Farmington City Hall, Farmington Hills City Hall, Farmington Community Library Downtown Farmington branch, and the Costick Activities Center, 28600 W. 11 Mile Rd. in Farmington Hills.Some of the donations provided by Flex LTD were under the tree during Thursday’s party.. (Richard Lerner)One Farmington Hills business stepped up in a big way this year, with thousands of dollars in donations and a van full of toys. Flex LTD, which provides design, engineering, logistics, and other services, held a Thursday holiday party that capped off the drive, Lerner said.Learn how you can volunteer on delivery day at goodfellows.info. Reported by admin Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)last_img read more

NXT TAKEOVER “IS IT REALLY THE END?”

first_img Vince McKee NXT TAKEOVER “THE END” IS SCHEDULED FOR TOMORROW NIGHT ON THE WWE NETWORK It has a loaded card, but is also filled with questions surrounding it. Will this be the last NXT Takeover? Will the entire roster be called up to Smackdown after this? Only time will tell as the rumors are flying at a frenzy.Here is a brief breakdown of some of the top 5 matches on the card.Andrade “Cien” Almas vs. Tye DillingerSingles matchAmerican Alpha (Jason Jordan and Chad Gable) (c) vs. The Revival (Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder)Tag team match for the NXT Tag Team ChampionshipAsuka (c) vs. Nia JaxSingles match for the NXT Women’s ChampionshipShinsuke Nakamura vs. Austin AriesSingles matchSamoa Joe (c) vs. Finn BálorSteel Cage match for the NXT ChampionshipClearly, there are several questions surrounding this card. A Finn Balor loss almost guaratnees his main roster call up to join the “Bullet Club.”Austin Aries vs Nakamura has match of the year written all over it.Despite the loaded card, and the growing steam of NXT, some believe this really is the end, and you can expect all of the talent to be drafted by Raw and Smackdown in the near future. But can it really be it? WWE NXT is one of the most popular brands in the company, not to mention the top rated show on the nextwork. They just put out a DVD for NXT as well that sold wildly well.Perhaps this is it for NXT, but this hopeless wrestling fan would like to think different. I see the to stars getting drafted to Raw and Smackdown, but the NXT brand staying in place. Perhaps, some main stays on the WWE roster will come down to NXT for awhile to make room.Time will tell soon enough. What do you think?Below are highlights from the HHH press conference on the event.On the upcoming WWE brand split, Triple H said he expects the NXT roster to look different following the roster draft, but he doesn’t know for sure what moves will be made.He teased that “The End” has a lot of meanings for the NXT Takeover event, and we will find out more tomorrow night. As we have noted in the past, there has been speculation that the upcoming WWE brand split might have something to do the Takeover event being called “The End.”With regards to the WWE brand split affecting NXT touring, Triple H said that it’s always a juggle, and that if NXT talents are sent to Raw and Smackdown after the draft then he has 70 to 80 other talents waiting at the WWE Performance Center to make the step up to NXT.In terms of NXT star debuts, Triple H says he is very excited for the debut of Andrade “Cien” Almas, and that he expects Almas to be a big player. Related TopicsFinn BailorNXTSamoa Joecenter_img You can follow Vince McKee on twitter at VinceTheAuthorlast_img read more

TMZ: Browns RB Crowell to Donate Game Check to Police

first_imgThe backlash for Browns running back Isaiah Crowell continues to be severe following his Instagram post showing a police officer having his throat slit.In another attempt to try and make amends, Crowell is going to donate his first game check from 2016 to the Dallas Police, who lost 5 officers in a shooting last week.TMZ has the report about Crowell, who at the end will donate roughly $37,500 to the Dallas Fallen Officer Foundation.Cleveland Browns running back Isaiah Crowell is donating this season’s first NFL game check to a Dallas police organization after facing intense backlash over an Instagram post … TMZ Sports has learned.The post was an illustration of a police officer having his throat slashed by a masked man. Crowell immediately deleted it, but not before it spread across social media.Crowell apologized at the Browns’ request, but as we first told you … police organizations felt the apology was empty, and one threatened to organize a police boycott of Browns home games this season.Now, Crowell’s putting his money where his mouth is, vowing to donate an entire game check to the Dallas Fallen Officer Foundation, which supports families of officers killed in the line of duty.FYI — Isaiah will reportedly make $600k this season, and a game check is typically 1/16th of a player’s salary … so the donation should be about $37,500 Related TopicsBrownsIsaiah Crowell Matt Loedecenter_img Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.last_img read more

Wenger Leads UWF to 11th-Place Finish in Fayetteville

first_imgFAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Tim Wenger finished as West Florida’s top runner at the Chile Pepper Festival hosted by the University of Arkansas on Saturday morning. Wenger clocked a 25:48.52 in the 8K race, which ranks as one of his best in his career at UWF. A week after his third-place finish at the Gulf Coast Stampede, Micah Kemp ran a 26:27.70 and finished 101st. Just behind Kemp was Joel Chairez, with a 26:47.90, and Colton Currier’s 27:52.60 bested his time from last week by more than a minute. Freshman Elijah Schneidewind shaved more than 30 seconds off his first collegiate 8K last week, running a 28:11.71 in Fayetteville on Saturday. UWF runs at Florida State next Friday, October 7, at the FSU Invitational. FULL RESULTS West Florida finished second among South Region universities at the Festival, coming in just behind an eighth-place crew from Florida Southern. West Florida finished 11th overall in a field that featured 46 teams and more than 350 individual runners. William Kemmler’s 26:03.18 gave him a personal best by more than a minute. The junior from Cocoa, Florida’s, previous best was a 27:14.77 that he clocked at the Mountain Dew Invitational in Gainesville, Florida, last year. Pensacola native Don Kerrigan and Jacksonville’s Brandon Battle were not far behind, recording top-100 finishes at 26:13.78 and 26:21.57. Both of those times were personal bests for the runners. #ARGOS#Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Smile Japan beats France in opener at worlds

first_imgJapan’s women’s ice hockey team, Smile Japan, blanked France 3-0 behind goalie Nana Fujimoto’s 25 saves in their opening game at the world championships in Espoo, Finland, on Thursday.Mei Miura opened the scoring for Japan when she netted a backhander from point-blank range in the eighth minute of the second period after a nice pass from Rui Ukita. Japan took a 2-0 lead just three minutes later when Ayaka Toko scored from the slot on a pass from Chiho Osawa. The score remained 2-0 for Japan until less than seven minutes remained in the third period when Akane Hosoyama notched the final goal on a power play following a pass from Shiori Koike.“Once we got our first goal it created momentum for us, but I think if they scored first I couldn’t tell you if the outcome would have been the same,” Hosoyamada told The Japan Times.“Nana kept us in the game and we were able to clean up the rebounds,” added Hosoyamada. “In this tournament, to put the pucks in the back of the net we need to have traffic in front and hunt for the rebounds just like we did against France.”Japan is in Group B in the 10-team championship along with France, Germany, Sweden and the Czech Republic.Japan will play Germany on Saturday in its next group-stage game.Group A is comprised of the United States, Canada, Russia, Switzerland and Finland. KEYWORDS IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 RELATED PHOTOScenter_img Smile Japan, Rui Ukita, Chiho Osawa, Akane Hosoyamada, Ayaka Toko, Mei Miura GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES Smile Japan’s Ayaka Toko, seen here in a file photo from last year’s Pyeongchang Olympics, scored in Thursday’s 3-0 victory over France in their opening game at the world championships in Espoo, Finland. | KYODOlast_img read more

Project Homeless Connect Has Seen Increase In Job Loss Related Homelessness

first_imgAccording to Stuart’s presentation at two meetings this week, homelessness due to factors like drug use, alcohol abuse, developmental disabilities, mental health issues or physical disabilities has averaged about 47% of attendees. At Wednesday’s Kenai City Council meeting, Mayor Brian Gabriel asked Stuart what percentage of the local homeless population she estimates attends the events. Stuart says she believes about 20% of the total local homeless population attends, with the other 80% either not wanting to be identified or not knowing. Stuart: “[In] 2015 our data was 30% said they had lost a job whereas in 2016 22% said that they had lost  a job.” FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Event coordinators for the upcoming 7th Annual Project Homeless Connect event say that job loss has been a rising cause of homelessness. The Kenai Peninsula Continuum of Care along with other service providers host the Project Homeless Connect event each year, where people who are homeless or near homeless can find the basic services they need, under one roof, on one day.center_img In 2017, 14% of attendees also stated that they were U.S. veterans. Project Homeless Connect PR Chair Jodi Stuart says the statistics depend on how much of the homeless population attends, but in 2017, 35% of the events attendees said that they were homeless due to job loss. Project Homeless Connect is scheduled for January 24, 2018, from 10 am to 4 pm at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex.last_img read more

Oriol Servia was choice of Justin Wilson’s family

first_imgOriol Servia drove for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing in this year's Indianapolis 500Oriol Servia drove for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing in this year’s Indianapolis 500SONOMA, Calif. – When Stefan Wilson said his brother, Justin, would approve of Oriol Servia driving his Indy car this weekend at Sonoma Raceway, he meant it. Servia was the family’s choice.Michael Andretti, whose IndyCar Series team owns the No. 25 Honda-powered car, confirmed Friday that Wilson’s family pushed for Servia to be the one-race stand-in when A.J. Allmendinger wasn’t available. Andretti supported that.“We wanted to do what they wanted,” Andretti said Friday. “(Servia) will be good.”Justin Wilson’s car will race in IndyCar finale after allActually, Servia isn’t so sure. Because he wasn’t expecting to drive an Indy car following the Indianapolis 500 – he drove the second car of Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing in that event – he hast kept up with his fitness training.Sonoma Raceway isn’t just a track on the schedule; it’s 12 turns and 2.385 miles of twisting, turning elevation change, and this part of northern California is experiencing unusually dry conditions. Thus, it’s warmer earlier in the day, and the humidity is higher.“I’ve not been working out,” Servia said before Friday’s afternoon practice. “It’s going to be a problem here, but it’s not about that.”David Letterman struggling with love of IndyCarServia likely is drinking even more coffee than normal, too. Wednesday night, he went to bed at Donington Park, a race course in England, thinking only about the Formula E program he directs.“They called me at midnight,” he said. “I got three hours sleep, had a (flight) layover, got here late last night.”But Servia is proud to be here. He and Wilson have been close friends for more than a decade.Follow Curt Cavin on Facebook and Twitter: @curtcavinlast_img read more

United not looking to sign Chelsea’s Zouma

first_imgManchester United are denying any interest in Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma.Reports in Zouma’s native France claimed on Wednesday that United were looking to buy him ahead of the transfer deadline.Everton have expressed an interest in taking Zouma, 23, on a season-long loan.AdChoices广告He spent last season on loan with Stoke City and is well down the pecking order of centre-backs at Chelsea. See also:PSV sign Sainsbury and want Chelsea’s AinaBarkley: Sarri will need time at ChelseaLoftus-Cheek can be ‘great’ for Chelsea, says SarriChelsea complete signing of Kepa as Courtois goes to RealChelsea confirm Kovacic’s arrival as Courtois goes to RealKepa says he is aiming to make history at ChelseaCourtois completes his move to Real Madrid Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Boleslav reinforced the offensive. There will be a fight for…

first_imgA weekend duel against Liberec also served for the test room at Mladá Boleslav. The match ended 2: 2, when Boleslavsk Jakub Fulnek equalized and in the last minute.It was deserved. The type of goal collected was very sorry for him beforehand, because before the wrong road was detected, said Jozef Weber from Mladá Boleslav after the match.Muris Mean also jumped in the base lineup, his work in the middle darkness was a bit of a secret for a long time. The Bosnian tonk was a guest in Kayserispor, Turkey, and his return to Boleslav was not at all certain, because he was also abroad. Eventually, he joined Weber’s second week in a week, and his presence on the lawn was immediately honored.Her Klma from Boleslav (left) and Jan Matouek from Liberec in a duelBoth Mean and Drchal brought speed to the offensives, so we had a very good first half, Weber praised himself. We started the first place in a strong line-up and the quality of the match corresponded to that. I liked our game.The coach has the opportunity to go to the course of the South Klma, he managed to fly in the spring, and so the Latvian insole Davis Ikaunieks, who before years in the Jihlava jersey enchanted the entire league, but then gradually for various reasons bothered and withered.Wgner odeel to CyprusIt will be a fight for revenge. The competition in this position is now very good. I know that all of them will help to make the stream much stronger than in the spring, Jozef Weber, but he doesn’t have to deal with another forward Tom Wgner.Pbramsk offspring went to the Cypriot must of Nea Salamin Famagusta.Slavia otela, Ostrava beat Honvd, Boleslav drew with LiberecBoleslav was sent by Ondej Zahustel and Jim Kulhnek from Sparta and imon Gabriel from Pilsen. Dominik Janoek from the same club extended the guest. He gave reinforcements to go could be on the road, according to Weber for the clubs website it could be one or two games.Mustvo u mme folded, but we go one or two positions. After the experience from the winter growing season, I will not say a specific name, but one reinforcement should drink. When the two selected games don’t come out, he won’t give u shnt, Weber specified.One of the novelties could be Jaroslav Zelen from Slavia, who worked in the spring in Mlada Boleslav. Dal messenger could weave the center of defense. Overall, darkness is one of the youngest in the first league peloton.Young two-year-olds also know that we can play quality games. Our game will look like that, but it’s not about angaovn billion being a member of us, said Jozef Weber.Pbram is playing and PilkFootballer Pbrami started preparations for the new season as the last of the first league. Stedoei sent an offensive about the Ghanaian tonka Isaac Boakye, who last played in the Portuguese team Leca. After working in Jablonec, the experienced son Tom Pilk entered the mother club.Twenty-one-year-old Boakye competed for Lec in the last Portuguese competition last season. After washing the inn, he headed straight to Tetiligov’s Montija, from where he moved to Pbrami. Hrt me not only in the flow, but also on the left side.In addition to him and Pilka, Pavel Horvth from Pbramsk also hosted several other new TVs. The youngsters from the Pilsen reserve Vclav Svoboda and Jon Vais, Stanislav Vvra and Jakub iman from Sokolov and the returnee from the Ji Jiuka inn arrived for the rehearsal.On the contrary, Pbram left several games compared to the past seasons. Miroslav Slepika closed a professional career and the best darkest scorer of the ron, Michal koda, played Erdi Sehit with Aydin Yilmaz, Dominik K and David imek. According to the club’s website, tonk Martin Jindrek also gave them up and Ondej Ko did not participate in the training due to rehabilitation after meniscus surgery. The club then would like to win Soufianea Dramho, who was a guest of Karviná at the U Litavky season.Pbram was hit in the first league due to the fact that due to the occurrence of a new coronavirus in the dark Opava, the superstructure group of protection was not completed. Stedoei were two laps before the end of the competition in the last city, which would mean a relegation to the kind of league.It will only take two weeks to prepare for the upcoming season, enter the new round on August 22 with a house duel with Teplice. (TK)last_img read more

The final finale: Nicolette Fernandes puts speculation about returning to rest

first_imgSpeculation of a possible return to competitive squash by former world ranked player Nicolette Fernandes grew among the squash purest after she participated in the recent Pan American qualifiers in the Cayman Islands.  It was easy to understand why devotees of the sport got so excited about a possible return since Fernandes is one of the region’s greats – a world-rated Guyanese who achieved success on many fronts.  And, it didn’t help that she only dropped one match out of four as Guyana women’s team qualified for the 2019 Pan American Games in Peru. Fernandes, however, laughed off any speculation of a possible return during an exclusive interview with Stabroek Sport.   Nicolette Fernandes during Guyana’s Pan American Games Qualifiers.The interview, nonetheless, took an interesting detour as she chatted about her life after retirement, her relationship with Mary Fung – A – Fat – who has embarked on her second stint as a pro athlete – and the intricate elements of the sport.  “Royston, I have no interest in returning to competitive squash,” the 35 – year – old said while wearing a relieved expression on her face.“I wanted to give back to the sport, and I agreed with the [Guyana Squash] Association to help the girls qualify for Pan American Games, once they [team] were committed because I could remember persons doing the same for me when I wanted to achieve one of my goals of making it to Pan American Games,” Fernandes explained. She is now in relaxation mode after an illustrious career which began when she was only six-years-old and after achieving a career-high No. 19 world ranking (2013) while winning gold at the 2006 Central American and Caribbean Games.  Fernandes said she is quietly embracing time away from the sport. “Retirement has actually been beautiful. If you had asked me in the middle of my career how Nicolette would have been when she retired, I would have said ‘miserable and grumpy’ because I love squash so much but I was pleasantly surprised that the void that was left from squash was filled with so much beauty with my family, getting to do things that I couldn’t do.“Because I was athletic growing up and I had to stop doing everything that wasn’t specific to squash because of the risk of injury but once I retired, I could now water-ski and play hockey, and I felt so much happiness. “I had sacrificed so much and didn’t realize how much I sacrificed until I stopped but again, I would do it all over again.”  Fernandes, however, spoke of the anxiety and blissfulness of getting to the stage of ‘letting go’ as she coasted into the sunset period of retirement and the joys that followed, many of which were gift wrapped in things that she is now able to do.“I retired a lot longer than I officially announced but I never really wanted to make a big deal out of it. It has been nearly two years and when I stopped, I just needed a break from squash and removed myself entirely away from squash. “Squash has been a huge part of my life since I started at age six and I retired around 33, so I was consumed. Squash consumed me, very happily. I mean I love it.  “I’d do it over again a million times over but when I finished, I just needed to be removed, and when I finished, I took about a year of complete removal.”Fernandes is also now heavily invested in nuances of yoga – ‘Namaste’ – which played a big part in taking care of her body while being an athlete. She also does a little bit of coaching. As it relates to the work she has done with Fung-A-Fat, Fernandes described her as a committed young athlete who can go the distance once she sticks it out during this turbulent period of going pro.last_img read more