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27 Jun 19
Ovid Lemma's Author Blog

Synopsis: One morning, 17 year-old Trevor Bailey discovers that his suburbanite parents are actually reality-hopping secret agents… and things only get stranger from there. When the family is assigned to a new reality, Trevor is caught up in a body-bending mix-up that sees him and his friends changing in unexpected ways. Can Trevor unravel the […]

27 Jun 19
Latest Football News

Major League Soccer: Brandon Bye (31') New England 1-0 Philadelphia from ESPN FC News https://ift.tt/2Xx1qHZ

27 Jun 19
Chaos and Honey

As most (all?) of you are probably aware by now, I had my second baby six weeks ago. Hurray for me! Now that I’ve reached the magical six week mark, where apparently everything becomes easier and I may begin doing all the things that have been out of my grasp for the past many weeks […]

27 Jun 19
soccer4us.net

WHO SHOWS WHAT TV SCHEDULES FREE GUIDES TV/Streaming Schedules Women’s World Cup schedule Copa America TV schedule Gold Cup TV schedule Argentina’s Armani wary of pacey outsiders Venezuela Rio de Janeiro (AFP) – Argentina goalkeeper Franco Armani warned his team-mates on Wednesday not to be caught out by minnows Venezuela when the sides meet in […]

27 Jun 19
Heavy.com

Aaron Long is a defender for the USMNT’s Gold Cup squad in 2019. He scored twice versus Trinidad and Tobago. Here’s what you need to know about him.

26 Jun 19
Archy Worldys

Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 and Horizon Chase Turbo are the two PS4 games that will be included in the July squad of PlayStation Plus. PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita titles have not been part of the free PS-Plus games since March 2019. The following PlayStation Plus titles will be available from July 2, 2019: Pro […]

26 Jun 19
Orange County Register
Dave Wilk was asked to help build a community garden in an under-served Anaheim neighborhood just east of Brookhurst Street and south of Crescent Avenue. Instead, Wilk, executive director of the activity-based program for disadvantaged youth called GOALS, is leading an effort to resurrect the neighborhood itself. #gallery-6875294-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-6875294-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-6875294-1 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-6875294-1 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ GOALS Executive Director Dave Wilk stands on a newly constructed deck, which is attached to a renovated structure that is now the GOALS clubhouse in an underserved neighborhood in west Anaheim. A variety of free activities are now available to youngsters in neighborhood. (Courtesy of Lou Ponsi). Dave Wilk, executive director of the youth activities program, GOALS, stands in a sand pit which was once an unused swimming pool. The play space is one of many upgrades that surround the new GOALS clubhouse in an underserved enclave in west Anaheim. (Courtesy of Lou Ponsi) Luis Castro, a coach with the nonprofit GOALS, holds a sign reading “A Better Community,” from the roof of the newly renovated GOALS clubhouse in west Anaheim. (Courtesy of Dave Wilk). The new GOALS clubhouse in west Anaheim serves as the hub for a variety of activities available for free to children in an underserved enclave in west Anaheim. (Courtesy of Lou Ponsi) The so-called ABC Neighborhood, named for its Alameda, Brownwood and Catalina avenues, had become neglected and overridden by gangs, graffiti and crime, Wilk said. “I think there (was) a general acknowledgement that something had to change,” he said. But how to make improvements was “extremely complex.” Still, in less than a year, a previously dilapidated clubhouse in the center of an apartment complex that was a haven for drug use and other illicit activity, has been renovated and now serves as a hub for free children’s activities. An outdoor activities deck has been added. Pathways leading to the clubhouse, once strewn with trash and engulfed by overgrown weeds, are now landscaped and pristine. A crumbling swimming pool with swampy water has been filled in and serves as a mini soccer pitch. An amphitheater has been added, along with a racquetball court and a tetherball court. And, that community garden have been created. The neighborhood’s ABC moniker has been rebranded to stand for “A Better Community.” “This project here is my answer to those who would say it’s all hopeless,” said Wilk, who was originally recruited in the 1990s by the then Disney-owned Mighty Ducks hockey team to lead the development of a nonprofit youth hockey program in another low-income neighborhood near downtown Anaheim. That initial GOALS endeavor, which included learning opportunities along with ice hockey has expanded and is thriving, even though Disney hasn’t owned the Ducks for years and is no longer involved. The mission of GOALS, which stands  for “Growth Opportunities through Athletics, Learning and Service,”  is to improve the lives of Anaheim youngsters ages 6 to 19  through sports programs, mentoring, job training and academics. “This is a good example of pushing an envelope,” Wilk said of GOALS’ new presence in the ABC neighborhood. “I could just be coaching hockey still at  Anaheim Ice with a couple of hundred of kids, which is how I started. We’ve got 1,500 kids in GOALS. I’ve coached tens of thousands of kids.” Along with ice hockey, GOALS has incorporated a variety of team sports into its program, including soccer, basketball, roller hockey and lacrosse. GOALS remains a completely free program that has expanded beyond Anaheim to Placentia, Fullerton and Huntington Beach. “The program did a lot for me,” said Daniel Lopez, 39, part of GOALS’ inaugural hockey program. He is now a coach, mentor and volunteer in the program.  “I came from a neighborhood just like this one where there was nothing. There was no organized sports. GOALS came in a provided a sport, hockey, which was something new to us and it was offered to us for free.” Anaheim native Alex Escobedo was also a GOALS participant as a kid living in an impoverished neighborhood similar to ABC. Now a police officer in Vernon, Escobedo has since  moved to Jurupa Valley, but still serves on the GOALS board of directors. “It was somewhere where I could go,” Escobedo said.  “My parents both were migrant workers. They didn’t know much about schooling and stuff like that. This guy (Wilk) came into our neighborhood, similar to this, gave us a stick and skates and said, ‘C’mon. Let’s go skate,’” Having former participants return as adults to give back to the program is also in line with the GOALS’ mission, Wilk said. “That is our model too, to build this long-term contingent. Not only to develop kids, but those kids come back as adults to come back as role models, mentors and leaders because they understand.” Close to 100 children are enrolled at GOALS’s ABC location, with anywhere from 10 to 50 showing up on a given day, Wilk said, adding he’s thrilled with the progress made in such a short time. But he’s not close to being done. Wilk wants to add more opportunities to the ABC program while continuing to spruce up the area surrounding the clubhouse. “We’ve done so much so fast,” Wilk said. “We’re just scratching the surface.”
26 Jun 19
ginreads

Jane and Eric de Vries. Often enemies. Sometimes lovers. Husband and wife. Or are we? I wore the dress. We said the vows. And somehow it became more than just a stunt to collect his billions. A promise bound by love, not hate. Until he humiliated me in front of all of New York and […]

26 Jun 19
Javier Cafaro's Blog

You are probably wondering at this point, why does Javier talk so much about Esports…? Well, this is a little story to tell you why and how I fell in love with the world of Esports and why I continue to play video games into my young adult and most likely into my late adult […]

26 Jun 19
Archy Worldys

Repatriate to Neymar, a biennium after its traumatic exit, is an operation impossible to be counted. This is the thesis that is fed from the engine room of the FC Barcelona, where they assure that there is no space in the salary mass of the staff (perhaps the most generous of the planet) to place […]

26 Jun 19
Elder Justin DeBeikes - Mission to Milan, Italy March 6, 2019 to March 6, 2021

I love letters! My address is Elder Justin DeBeikes                                                                                                                    Via A. Gramsci 13                                                                                                                     20090 Opera (MI) – Italia                                                                                                        Email: justin.debeikes@missionary.org Anziano Justin DeBeikes Wed, June 26, 2019, 4:00 PM Ciao a tutti!! This past week was so awesome! We had some really amazing miracles and saw some beautiful parts of Italy. I really feel like […]

26 Jun 19
VOICE OF THE HWY

CLOSE Mohamed Salah scored with a trademark left-foot shot and lapped up the praise from fans as host Egypt sailed through to the knockout stages of the African Cup of Nations on Wednesday. The Liverpool forward also set up the first goal for captain Ahmed el-Mohamady in a 2-0 win over Congo. Salah’s goal two […]

26 Jun 19
The Ordinary Patrons

Parkland Green located at East Coast Park Area C is a unique location by the sea with a mix of dining and recreation outlets and a 1-hectare picnic lawn. There are restaurants, cafes and bars for breakfast, coffee break, family meal or a bibulous evening – all with the bonus of a serene park view […]