Mexico’s Toluca are the defending champions of the Scotiabank CONCACAF Under-13 Champions League, having dismissed their Zone A El Salvador counterparts in the finals with a crushing 4-0 scoreline last year. One outstanding player from the Jamaican contingent at the last tournament was Kellijah Morgan, a community resident from Southern Cross Drive. In the one match they won, he broke away from his markers to receive a Rasheed Willis pass and slotted home after 14 minutes to hand his team a 1-0 lead. Morgan doubled the lead seven minutes later when captain Rojaughn ‘RoRo’ Joseph dissected the defence for him to waltz by the goalkeeper and score. Scotiabank signed on as the official bank of CONCACAF and the league’s first official partner in 2014 and title sponsors of the Gold Cup, the Champions League, and the Caribbean Nations Cup. DEFENDING CHAMPS Harbour View Football Club’s Under-13 team has been selected again to represent Jamaica at the second staging of the Scotiabank CONCACAF Under-13 Champions League. The east Kingston team will be one of 12 clubs playing in the championships scheduled to take place from July 23-30 in Mexico City. “Scotiabank has always been associated with developmental sports, and so we are excited to be exploring the possibilities in football through our CONCACAF affiliation,” said Yanique Forbes Patrick, Scotiabank’s vice-president of marketing. In the draw conducted to determine the groupings, Harbour View were selected to play in Group A against Mexican club Buhos de Hermosillo FC, Real EstelÌ from Nicaragua, and Jabloteh (Trinidad and Tobago). The draw sorted the 12 club teams, representing 10 CONCACAF nations, into three groups of four for round-robin play starting in July. “We are happy to be selected and we’re preparing to have a little more depth this year to see if we can go a little further than we did last year and advance from the zone,” said Clyde Jureidini, general manager of Harbour View FC. Group B consists of Menor Tijuana (Mexico), Comunicaciones FC (Guatemala), Liga Deportiva Alajuelense (Costa Rica), and Vancouver Whitecaps FC (Canada). Pungarabato Guerrero, the final Mexican club in the competition, heads Group C and will compete with Sporting KC (USA), Chorrillo FC (Panama), and CD Santa Ana (El Salvador). At the last championship, hosted in Mexico City in August 2015, Harbour View finished third in Zone B with three points behind Canadian zone winners Montreal Impact (nine points) and second-placed Aguilas UAS of Mexico (six points). The team won one game against DC United USA (5-2) and lost two matches against Montreal Impact (2-3) and Aguilas (Mexico) (2-1).
Both Arcata High football, reigning champions of the Little 4 Conference, and Fortuna, the defending Division 5-A state champions, will begin postseason play tonight with a pair of home stands in the first round of the North Coast Section playoffs.No. 9 Cloverdale (6-4) at No. 8 Arcata (6-4)After an 0-3 start to their 2018 season the Tigers, under the direction of second-year head coach Jamal Jones, won six of their last seven games including five of six league games to finish above .500 and …
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Cold air came blasting back into the state late yesterday…an unwelcome intruder once again. This morning we are seeing temps down at 35 degrees or below over a large chunk of northern Ohio, and even were getting reports of some sloppy wet snowflakes in NE Ohio. Moisture this morning lingers over the eastern half of the state but is trying to push off to the east. We think it will be slow transition to dry weather in the east today, but we eventually get there. Clouds will be giving way to sun in the west this morning, and we should see that continue across the state through the day. Don’t be surprised to see some spits or sprinkles in the east this morning and midday (even a few flurries in NE Ohio), but it will not last all day. High pressure is working across southern Indiana today, but that does mean we will spend basically the entire day in strong north and northwest flow coming around the front and topside of the high. We will transition to south flow around the backside of the high tomorrow into midweek. So, today (this morning) will likely be the coolest of the week, but we should be able to build our temps some from here. Tomorrow turns out partly to mostly sunny and warmer thanks to that south flow. Temps should be normal to above normal over most of the state. Wednesday also looks mild, but sun will give way to clouds through the day. We won’t rule out a few sprinkles later Wednesday afternoon and evening, but really nothing of consequence until Thursday. On Thursday we have rain and thunderstorms spreading across the state with the potential for some strong to severe weather Thursday night. Right now, we expect rain totals Thursday of .25”-1.5” with 100% coverage. The higher rain totals will come via thunderstorms, but the line of potential action looks significant, so a large part of the state has the potential to get the heavier rains. Showers linger through Friday and Saturday, but with much lighter intensity and lower coverage. On Friday, lingering showers can bring a few hundredths to .15” to 60% of the state, while Saturdays action triggers a few hundredths to .25” over 70% of the state, particularly from I-70 northward. The map at right shows rain potential for the week, ending midnight Sunday night. With rain potential over 3 days…that means we see no drying there. The cold today limits good drying, so for the week, between now and Saturday, we may see only 1.5-2 days of good, solid drying potential. We turn out partly sunny on Sunday and see a mix of clouds and sun on Monday, with temps near normal. Rains return next Tuesday with showers and thunderstorms arriving from NW to SE. We end up with 75% coverage over the state for Tuesday with rains of .25”-1”. Then Wednesday we see rains concentrate more on the southern half of the state, with a few hundredths to .4”, mostly from I-70 south. Again, no significant drying there. The extended period starts off with potentially our longest dry stretch in some time. Currently, we see no significant rain threat from next Thursday (25th) through Sunday (28th). Temps look to be near normal, and this may be our first good drying period for the month. Evaporation rates should be near maximum of .25” of liquid per day. But, given the rains between now and then, we have to ask: “is it enough?” Rains are back for Monday the 29th and Tuesday the 30th, with at least .25”-.75” of liquid potential.
by Misty KrippelImage “child-164318_1280” from pixabay.com, licensed CC0During our last Early Intervention webinar, “1-2-3 Play with Me! Recognizing and Valuing the Power of Play” with Dr. Kristie Pretti-Frontczak one of the stages of play discussed was imaginary play. Parents sometimes worry when their children begin to engage in imaginary play involving weapons. Imaginary play involving weapons can be a natural way for children to learn to explore and grow in their development. Through play with weapons children can be imitating past history, or they might also pretend to protect and serve as a police officer or military member. Pretend play can expand symbolic thought as children pretend to hide, decide where to crawl or how to sneak around, and show pride in protecting loved ones.Here are some resources that discuss different perspectives on imaginary play involving exploring weapons, and superhero strengths:Teacher Tom, Teaching and Learning from PreschoolersTeacher Tom, a preschool teacher for 15 years in Seattle, offers his perspective on pretend play with guns in the preschool setting, how he navigates this issue with his students, and great resources on the topic.Superheroes and Weapon Play – For Fun and LearningAn Early Childhood Education website offers thoughts on the value of super hero and gunplay, and the roles of adults as they help children navigate this topic.Superheroes: An Opportunity for Prosocial PlayThis article from the July 2011 issue of NAEYC’s Young Children publication discusses how superhero play can promote social development in young children.This post was edited by Robyn DiPietro-Wells & Michaelene Ostrosky, PhD, members of the MFLN FD Early Intervention team, which aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network FD concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter, and YouTube.
The Mumbai Police Crime Branch has arrested a gang of eight who specifically came down to Mumbai from other cities to make a quick buck by taking advantage of the massive crowds during Ganeshotsav. The accused were intercepted in Shivaji Nagar on Friday after the Unit VI of Crime Branch received a tip off on their movements.“We laid a trap at Lotus Junction in Shivaji Nagar and saw the accused approaching in an SUV. We tried to stop the vehicle, but they tried to speed away instead. Our team gave a chase and managed to overtake their SUV after a 10-minute chase,” a Crime Branch officer said. The vehicle was surrounded and all the occupants were taken to the Unit VI office for further questioning. “We also found two broken gold chains in their SUV and the accused confessed to have snatched them from women visiting pandals in Lalbaug on Thursday. We contacted the Kalachowkie police, under whose jurisdiction the area falls, and they confirmed that they had received two complaints of chain snatching from Lalbaug area on Thursday,” the officer said. The accused, residents of Ahmednagar and Beed districts, have reportedly confessed that they came to the city with the express intent of snatching chains and picking pockets during the festival, as the dense crowds would work to their advantage. The modus operandi, according to the officer, suggests they are habitual offenders. “The fact that they chose a location well away from their residences also indicates expertise and experience. We are checking if they have a past record, either in Mumbai or in their native districts,” the officer said.