Di Canio keen for Colback decision

first_img Press Association Sunderland boss Paolo Di Canio has urged Jack Colback to make a decision over his future after he rejected a new contract. The Italian told the Sunderland Echo: “I’ve already spoken to him twice and he’s done very well. He’s a genuine guy with a fantastic attitude. Also, he’s got quality too. “He has to make clear what he wants to do in the future because if one player has it in his brain to leave, it is difficult. “But he’s got to keep going and keep behaving like he is. He doesn’t look like he’s having any difficulties. He’s one of the most positive young players we have got. I’m very happy with him.” Colback has played much of his recent football for the Black Cats at left-back, and Di Canio’s search for a specialist this summer is ongoing. However, the manager wants his full-backs to adopt a more attacking approach next season and believes the Tynesider could be suited to the task. He said: “Now we are playing in a different way, he’s started to understand that as a left-back he becomes like a winger. “With the system we are going to use this year, both full-backs often during the game will become wingers. He’s going to enjoy it.” center_img The 23-year-old midfielder, who has a year remaining on his existing deal, has turned down the club’s offer of an extension and his future remains uncertain less than three weeks before the start of the new Barclays Premier League season. Di Canio has been delighted with the academy graduate’s contribution during his time on Wearside, but having held discussions with the player, is keen for him to resolve the situation. last_img read more

Liverpool hockey goes 0-2; C-NS tops Auburn

first_img Tags: C-NSice hockeyliverpool Recent events at Lysander Ice Arena have meant that Liverpool must play on the same rink as Baldwinsville, unlike seasons past where they had home games on two different rinks at the facility.Also, they would go head-to-head, doing so last Tuesday night in a game where the Warriors were unable to produce much against a stingy Bees defense in a 4-1 defeat.They had seen each other Dec. 6 and 7 during the Bobby Conklin Tournament, where Liverpool endured two long, hard-fought games that went to shootouts, losing to Syracuse but then defeating Fulton. Goals by Corbin Melie in the first two periods had Clinton in front 2-0, and despite Matt Gagnon taking a pass from Connor Boland and finding the net in the third period, Liverpool could not catch up.Melie tacked on a third goal to complete his hat trick. Otherwise, Gavin Buza, in the net to give Welch a breather, made 47 saves to keep the game close most of the way.On that same Friday night, Cicero-North Syracuse looked to break a three-game skid against Auburn – and did so, edging past the Maroons 3-2 at the Twin Rinks.Holden Sarosy’s pair of goals, along with a goal from Tyler Murray, proved enough for the Northstars, Carter Wisely and Devin Kellogg getting assists. Kaii Van Iuven made 19 saves.And now C-NS would get set to challenge Liverpool on Friday night, this after the Warriors hosted Fulton Tuesday and the Northstars went to Shove Park Wednesday to face West Genesee.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story center_img Here, the Warriors were kept off the board until the second period, when Marco Palumbo scored off a feed from Xavier Springer.Yet that could not keep B’ville from grabbing a 3-1 advantage. James Welch did all he could, recording 37 saves, but the Bees won as Matt Speelman had two goals and one assist, with Luke Hoskin adding a goal and two assists.It was Liverpool’s first regulation defeat of the season, and it looked to bounce back Friday at Clinton, but could not do so as that other group of Warriors prevailed 3-1.last_img read more

Obama addresses future of education

first_imgPresident Obama outlined his plan to prepare America for the future in his second State of the Union Address Tuesday night.Obama conceded that the future would present challenges for America, but that Americans should embrace these challenges.“The world has changed. The competition for jobs is real. But this shouldn’t discourage us,” Obama said. “It should challenge us.”The first part of the President’s plan for the future is centered on education.Speak out · Dan Schnur (right), the director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, speaks at a panel discussion in the Annenberg East Lobby before Obama’s State of the Union Address last night. – Sunil Murali | Daily Trojan Obama called for parents to pay a more integral role in their children’s education.“We need to teach our kids that it’s not just the winner of the Super Bowl who deserves to be celebrated, but the winner of the science fair; that success is not a function of fame or PR, but of hard work and discipline,” Obama said.A key component of Obama’s education plan is the replacement of the No Child Left Behind Act with a policy that focuses more on children at a local level.Obama called Race to the Top, a program that awards schools with the highest quality teachers and student achievement, “the most meaningful education reform of the last century.”The President promised that by the end of this decade, America will once again have the largest proportion of college graduates in the world through increased financial assistance from the government.Obama also announced that the children of illegal immigrants studying at American universities and colleges should not be deported.“[Children of illegal immigrants in college] grew up as Americans and pledge allegiance to our flag, and yet live every day with the threat of deportation,” Obama said. “Let’s stop expelling talented, responsible young people who can staff our research labs, start new businesses and further enrich this nation.”The second part of Obama’s plan to prepare America for the future is tackling the nation’s rising debt.“Every day Americans sacrifice to live within their means,” Obama said. “They deserve a government that does the same.”The President proposed a plan that would freeze all non-security related, domestic spending for the next five years, which would eliminate the deficit by $400 billion in the next 10 years.In addition Obama promised to restructure the federal government as a cost saving measure.“We live and do business in the information age, but the last major reorganization of the government happened in the age of black-and-white TV,” Obama said. “In the coming months, my administration will develop a proposal to merge, consolidate and reorganize the federal government in a way that best serves the goal of a more competitive America.”The President also pushed a new clean-energy agenda, which calls for America to have the most electric cars on the road of any country by 2050 and to have 85 percent of America’s electricity come from clean energy sources by 2035.The Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics held a discussion panel in the Annenberg East Lobby prior to the State of the Union Address to discuss cooperation throughout the federal government.Kate Mather, a panelist at the discussion and former editor-in-chief of the Daily Trojan, talked about how Obama’s move to the center is crucial for his re-election bid.“Because Republicans were so successful in November, Obama was forced to move back to the middle,” Mather said. “He does have to start thinking about re-election, so he has to walk a balancing act, but at the same time he needs to also reach out to Republicans.”Republicans, including Alexandra Russo, president of USC College Republicans, saw Obama’s shift to the center as a political ploy.“A lot of [Obama’s] points were aimed more at moving his character to the center in light of his upcoming re-election,” Russo said. “He spoke about issues that are typically considered conservative such as cutting federal spending and restructuring federal government, in order to appeal to independent voters.”Victoria Hallebo, an officer in USC College Democrats, also observed Obama’s shift to the center, but supported his proposed education and infrastructure policies.“His speech was pretty central,” Hallebo said. “But I agree with his focus on education and infrastructure through technology and innovation.”Madeline Lansky, a sophomore majoring in political science, applauded Obama’s new education policy and efforts to eliminate earmark spending.“I like that he took bold stands and I agree with what [Obama] said about education starting in the home,” Lanksy said. “I also am happy [Obama] took a stance against earmarks, he’s extending an olive branch to Republicans.”Correction: 1/26/11: A previous version of this story identified Kate Mather’s quote as “He does have to start thinking about re-election, so he has to walk a balancing act, but at the same time he needs to also walk out to Republicans.” Mather actually said Obama has to “reach,” not “walk” out to Republicans. This version of the story has been corrected to reflect the change. The Daily Trojan regrets the error.last_img read more

Costa has until this evening to respond to violent conduct charge

first_imgHe was caught on camera raising his hands to Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny’s face during Chelsea’s Premier League win on Saturday.The incident was missed by referee Mike Dean.Arsenal’s Gabriel Paulista needs to answer an improper conduct charge by Thursday for his behaviour after getting sent off for kicking Costa – while both clubs have been charged with failing to control their players. Meanwhile, Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed he made sure he was paid more than any of his players as Manchester United manager.It was guaranteed under a contract he signed in 2010.More than two years after his retirement, his new book is released today.Fergie says the success he brought to United was largely down to how he always got his players to recover from disappointment.last_img read more


first_imgStunning Miss Donegal Natasha McFadden. Pic by Northwest Newspix.RTE’s lotto gameshow Winning Streak is about to get a lot more glamorous – thanks to Miss Donegal Natasha McFadden. Newtowncunningham’s Natasha McFadden (21) has had an exiting year wearing the local beauty crown.But it got a whole lot better on Sunday morning when she discovered her nam had been picked to go on the money-spinning show. Natasha, who had just started work as a cafe manager, will appear on the show next Saturday night.WINNING STREAK TO GET ALL GLAMOROUS THANKS TO MISS DONEGAL! was last modified: September 15th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more