Girls’ soccer: Toga party for ECR in finale

first_img“In the second half we had a bit of a letdown, but we take this as a lesson and we look to continue to improve. All year long our defense has been rock solid and (Thursday) was no different.” ECR, which is unbeaten the past seven years at home, or Marine League champion San Pedro (17-6, 12-0) is expected to receive the top seed in the City playoffs when the pairings are determined Saturday at Van Nuys High. The Conquistadores are looking to add to their City record with a seventh consecutive title. Chatsworth, which played ECR to a 1-1 draw Jan. 23, finished in a second-place tie with Granada Hills (10-7-5, 6-3-1). Both schools figure to be seeded among the top six teams Saturday. ECR, which has won 26 consecutive playoff games, would be in line to play four more home games en route to the March 3 final at East L.A. College, since the higher seed in the 32-team draw is always designated as the host team. “Whether we’re No. 1 or No. 2, either way you’re going to have to come to play us,” Choi said. “Eventually you’ll have to come to ECR.” erik.boal@dailynews.com (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Toga and sophomore Sasha Scott gave their teammates the best possible present on ECR’s senior day, teaming up to complete a passing sequence that helped the Conquistadores (15-2-4, 9-0-1) extend their league unbeaten streak to 30 in a row. Scott received a ball in Chatsworth’s defensive third and switched the point of attack to the left side to Toga, who struck a 16-yard, left-footed volley off the crossbar and down across the goal line. “I was just hoping it would go in,” Toga said. “I expected a physical game, but I was mentally ready. I brought what I had.” Chatsworth (6-3-1 in league) increased its pressure in the second half, three times firing shots at ECR senior goalkeeper Ashley Menin from 20 yards, but two sailed over the goal and one hit off the crossbar. Menin denied a few other opportunities in the final 10 minutes en route to her 11th shutout. “In the first half, I thought we played really well,” said Choi, whose team increased its unbeaten streak against City opponents to 45 straight entering the postseason. What began as a celebration for the eight seniors on El Camino Real of Woodland Hills’ girls’ soccer team Thursday turned into a gala affair for junior Rebecca Toga by halftime. Toga’s goal in the 39th minute was all the offense the host Conquistadores would need in a 1-0 West Valley League victory over rival Chatsworth, which saw its winless streak against ECR reach 14 in a row since 2002. center_img “She’s only scored two goals, but she’s played well all year long,” ECR coach Eric Choi said of Toga, who also produced the Conquistadores’ lone goal in a Dec. 16 victory over Harvard-Westlake of Studio City in the Mater Dei of Santa Ana tournament. “In the past, we might have relied on one person to score a lot of goals, but now we have six or seven weapons that can hurt you.” last_img read more

Warriors’ Shaun Livingston out vs. Phoenix

first_imgOAKLAND — Warriors reserve guard/forward Shaun Livingston will miss his second consecutive game when the Warriors (2-0) host the Phoenix Suns (1-1) on Monday at Oracle Arena because of a left knee contusion. Livingston also stayed sidelined during Sunday’s loss in Denver.Warriors coach Steve Kerr offered that Livingston’s absence may provide increased playing time for fourth-year guard Quinn Cook, training camp … CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile devicelast_img read more

H-DNL football: Week 3’s top performers

first_imgThe senior rushed for 190 yards and three touchdowns on 22 carries in the win. Props to … Week three of the Humboldt-Del Norte League football season featured some of the gaudiest stat lines yet — numbers so utterly ridiculous that a 6-touchdown afternoon doesn’t even take the cake.Let’s take a look at who lit it up over the weekend.Levi Nyberg — RB, FortunaThe Huskies picked up win No. 1 of the year with a comfortable 29-12 win at Kelseyville.Levi Nyberg had a lot to do with it.last_img read more

#NGODigitalSpaces, NGOs and social media

first_img#NGODigitalSpaces workshops in South Africa taught people in the non-profit sector about using social media to gain the trust of potential donors and supporters. By using the .ngo domain, donors will know that the organisation has been verified.Jeri Curry, Enset CEO, says the non-profit provider is using the #NGODigitalSpaces workshops to teach people in the non-profit sector how they can use digital platforms to gain the trust of potential donors and supporters. (Image: YouTube, Enset.ngo)Melissa JavanSeveral workshops, called #NGODigitalSpaces, were held in South Africa this month to teach people in the non-profit sector about why they should use social media to gain the trust of supporters and donors.Around the world, there are low levels of public trust and individual and institutional donors, both internationally and locally, want more information and reassurances about how funds are used. Social media, the workshops posited, could help to build this trust.What is #NGODigitalSpaces?The #NGODigitalSpaces workshops are hosted by Enset, a non-profit provider. It was set up in 2015 to understand and address the digital needs of global non- profits and to help improve the online effectiveness of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) through education, training and the use of the .ngo domain.Other stakeholders at the #NGODigitalSpaces workshops included international alliance Civicus, the grassroots grantmaker Global Fund for Community Foundations, the freedom of expression and access to information movement Right2Know, and the non-governmental organisation Corruption Watch South Africa.The aim of the workshopsJeri Curry, Enset CEO, said the goal in hosting #NGODigitalSpaces was to bring together civil society to discuss how the .ngo domain, digital efforts and the internet could be used to amplify the voice of a non-profit.Discussions were to help NPOs increase their reach, advance their mission and drive solidarity within the civil society sector for NGOs.“We believe that the internet needs to be open and accessible and that non- profits need to have their ‘digital house in order’ to effectively use the power of the internet for their non-profit,” said Curry.Watch Jeri Curry talk about how people in the non-profit sector can use their voice:The Enset events were held this year in San Paolo, Brazil; Nairobi, Kenya; Bogota, Colombia; and Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa. “We are also planning to be part of the Digital Forum at the upcoming IFC (International Fundraising Congress) event hosted by the Resource Alliance in the Netherlands on 20 October,” said Curry.“We work with local partners in each location to reach non-profit organisations in the community to invite them to the events.”Watch Zawadi Nyong’o, a Kenyan social media expert, explain why social media should be used by non-profit organisations:The South African workshops#NGODigitalSpaces were held in the Western Cape and Gauteng, the last one on 7 October 2016 in Johannesburg. Curry said there were many local organisations represented, ranging in size from small community-based to large international NGOs.”There were about 40 people who joined the conversation we held in partnership with Civicus in Johannesburg, 60 who attended the Cape Town Woodstock Enset and 50 who participated in the Bandwidth Barn Khayelitsha digital workshop attended primarily by local community-based non-profits,” she explained.Participants shared their thoughts on Twitter:Kavisha Pillay @Kavs_Pillay speaking of importance of online security, use of encryption and privacy in @Corruption_SA #NGOdigitalspaces— LRC South Africa (@LRC_SouthAfrica) October 7, 2016“Technology is about trying things, falling down and trying again.” @AdiFrost #ngodigitalspaces— shaguftapasta (@shaguftapasta) October 7, 2016It doesn’t take an army to build your digital presence. The content you put out is important. – Jeri Curry/ @enset #NGOdigitalspaces— Bizcommunity.com (@Bizcommunity) October 4, 2016“Digital makes the way you work far more efficient & your communication far more effective.” -Colin Habberton @relatomics #NGOdigitalspaces— Enset (@enset) October 4, 2016Legitimacy through social mediaCurry said that around the world, non-profit sectors were confronted with low levels of public trust. “At the same time, in many countries the space for civic engagement is also shrinking, with increased scrutiny from both individual and institutional donors and regulatory policies that are constantly changing.”Now more than ever, both international and local funders want more information and reassurance as to how funds are used, where they are allocated and the kinds of impacts they are having on the ground,” she said.”As NGOs start to use .ngo there is a movement of solidarity within the sector to protect the civil society digital space.”She believes this is why NPOs should get their digital house in order. “Legitimacy for NGOs is incredibly important for both the stakeholders they serve and for their donors,” she explained.”Donors want to donate to organisations that are transparent and legitimate and by utilising the .ngo domain, donors will know that your organisation has been verified… Credibility with donors and stakeholders is important as the work that NGOs do is serving a community and trust is key to establishing a relationship with that community.”The futureEnset planned to hold four to five sessions globally next year, said Curry. “We are working on the possibility of a virtual event so we can expand our reach and support more NGOs, particularly those in the global south and developing countries.“We are fortunate to have partnerships with many in civil society who have helped us in creating both the content and platforms for the events. As of now we are looking at bringing #NGODigitalSpaces to London, the United Kingdom, the Asia Pacific Region, Latin America, Bangkok, Thailand, and India in 2017.”She added: “We will also be returning to South Africa and Kenya to host future events.”Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa materiallast_img read more

Fighting MLAs: BJP forms probe panel

first_imgTaking a serious note of the ongoing public spat between its two MLAs from Haridwar in Uttarakhand, the BJP on Friday set up a committee to look into the issue. Pradesh BJP president Ajay Bhatt constituted a three-member committee to probe the continuing war of words between Khanpur MLA Kunwar Pranav Singh Champion and Jhabreda legislator Desraj Karnawal, State party media head Devendra Bhasin said. The panel has been asked to submit its report to the party at the earliest so as to take further action in the matter, he said. Mr. Bhasin said the committee will be headed by party general secretary and MLA Khajan Das and senior party leaders Vishwas Dabur and Kuldeep Kumar will be its members. The two MLAs have been casting aspersions on each other in public for over a fortnight prompting Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat to intervene last week. The duo was summoned by the Chief Minister to his residence last week and made it up with each other on Mr. Rawat’s advice but the truce proved temporary as they resumed their fight only a few days later. Wrestling challengeThe trouble began after Mr. Karnawal cast doubts on Mr. Champion’s educational qualifications and his sports credentials. Mr. Champion hit back by challenging Mr. Karnawal to a wrestling bout at a stadium in Roorkee.last_img read more

Bulldogs sweep Tamaraws to retain UAAP men’s volleyball crown

first_imgNU Bulldogs keep UAAP crown. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—National University retained its throne after a sweep of Far Eastern University ending in an emphatic 24-26, 25-23, 25-23, 25-19 Game 2 win in the UAAP Season 81 men’s volleyball finals Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena.The Bulldogs claimed their fourth overall volleyball title since winning the first one in Season 75 against, as fate had it, the Tamaraws.ADVERTISEMENT Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Fellow graduating Bulldog Madzlan Gampong had nine points while Rookie of the Year James Natividad had eight.Richard Solis had 18 points to lead FEU, which had four more players score in double digits.John Paul Bugaoan, Jude Garcia, Redi John Paler, and Peter Quiel had 11 points apiece.NU took Game 1 in four sets, 21-25, 25-23, 25-23, 25-18.ADVERTISEMENT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Finals MVP Bryan Bagunas carried NU in the clutch, scoring four of his team’s last five points including three straight kills to seal the win.“Of course I’m happy we’re the champions again, and I’m proud of our performance because it kept on improving until we got here in the finals,” said NU head coach Dante Alinsunurin.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“I’m just ecstatic because of what we’ve achieved this year.”Bagunas, who was named Finals MVP, finished with a career-high 35 points, practically carrying NU on his back. Rory McIlroy likely to play in 2020 Olympics for Ireland Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transportcenter_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew LATEST STORIES ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP View commentslast_img read more