Already in Toon! The dazzling talent who could light up Newcastle’s season

first_imgNewcastle have been busy boys this summer, snapping up seven players, but it is a young talent who has risen through the ranks who has people whispering excitedly on Tyneside. Step forward teenage winger Rolando Aarons, who has taken pre-season by storm. talkSPORT’s Talent Spotter has the latest on the youngster.Name: Rolando AaronsDate of birth: 16 November 1995 Birthplace: Kingston, JamaicaPosition: WingerInternational appearances: NoneWhat’s the latest?Rolando Aarons has been the highlight of Newcastle’s pre-season, terrorising defences with his blistering pace, speed of thought and accurate crossing. The 18-year-old signed professional terms with the club last year and on the basis of his showings this summer, there are high hopes he can break into the first-team properly this season.Did you know?1) Aarons moved from Jamaica to England as a child and linked up with Bristol City’s academy but at 16 years old, Newcastle pounced to bring him to Tyneside towards the end of the 2011/12 season.2) The left-footed winger has risen through the ranks quickly at St James’ Park. He made his under-21s debut against Stoke in February 2013 then scored his first goal in his second appearance against Crystal Palace. Last season he was on the fringes of the first-team, made the senior squad for the game against Fulham in March and then signed a professional contract in May.3) On an international basis, Aarons qualifies to play for both Jamaica and England, similar to Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling. If he can carry his pre-season displays into the Premier League, then the FA will surely fancy getting him to pledge his future to the Three Lions.4) Blessed with pace and trickery, the 18-year-old is comfortable on either wing and loves to cause his full-back problems. Aarons claims his idols are Cristiano Ronaldo and Daniel Sturridge, while at club level, he admires Magpies outcast Hatem Ben Arfa, though he might want to keep that one quiet considering boss Alan Pardew wants rid of the Frenchman.5) In the 3-1 win over Schalke on Sunday, Aarons was the star of the show, grabbing an assist and his maiden senior goal. First he set up Emmanuel Riviere for a header with an excellent cross after twisting his opponent inside and out. For his goal, the teenager beat two men down the flank, before floating a cross-cum shot over the goalkeeper’s head and into the far corner. Fortuitous it may have been, but Aarons later admitted the strike was intentional.He says:“Words can’t describe how I feel now. My first of hopefully many goals for Newcastle! Honoured to have played at the stadium #TooSurreal.” Aarons on his first goal for the MagpiesThey say:“The real highlight of pre-season has been Rolando. He was terrific again. It’s nice to see a young player really pushing, and I thought he caused real problems for Schalke – long may that continue.” – Alan Pardew on Aarons’ performances“Rolando’s the sort of player the fans will love – he’s obviously very quick. He plays left side and gets crosses in, which is something we haven’t got in the group. He enjoys playing that role. We’ve had a couple of left-footed players who don’t actually like playing that side, but he has the pace to trouble any full-back.” Pardew reflecting on the winger’s talents‘He’s just signed a new contract with Newcastle and is someone the club are quite excited about. He’s like a flying left winger with good ability – really good ability.” Newcastle’s football development manager Peter Beardsley in May 2014Video evidence:Aarons’ assist and goal against SchalkeNewcastle fans, do you think Aarons can make an impact this season? Comment below. Newcastle’s Rolando Aarons celebrates scoring against Schalke 1last_img read more

Rio Hondo to host environmental symposium

first_imgThe symposium will feature breakout sessions, and invited guests are being asked to fill out surveys that will be used to direct the discussion during the breakout sessions. For information on the symposium call (562) 692-0921 or visit (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3051160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “The ultimate goal is to create a program at Rio Hondo that is on the cutting edge of environmental education,” said board President Maria Elena Martinez. “We want our students to transition seamlessly into `green’ jobs, while also providing them with a strong foundation for transferring to a four-year college or university,” she said. The symposium comes a few months after the college scuttled its existing Environmental Technology program – despite protests from teacher Victor Muniz and current students – because officials claimed it was outdated. But through this symposium, co-chair Russell Castaneda Calleros said they hope to “retool the ET program to reflect the current trends. The event’s master of ceremonies is KABC-TV personality Danny Romero and the keynote speaker is Steve Maguin, chief engineer for the Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts. WHITTIER – It’s all about the green this year at Rio Hondo College, where officials have sent out hundreds of invitations to leaders throughout the state to an environmental symposium next month aimed at helping its students land fruitful jobs in the “green” work force. The symposium, “Educational Pathways to Green Jobs,” is scheduled to take place from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Pacific Palms Conference Center at 1 Industry Hills Parkway in Industry. Organizers say the idea is to have regional environmental leaders talk about what kind of job skills incoming workers should have in five specific areas: waste management; water and wastewater management; alternative/efficient energy systems; and environmental health and safety. Then, the college can turn around and use that information to craft a new program to make Rio Hondo students more marketable in the green industry. last_img

Aston Villa are going DOWN under Remi Garde, says former star

first_imgMark Bosnich believes relegation from the Premier League is a certainty for Aston Villa this season.Bringing in Remi Garde to replace Tim Sherwood as manager has so far failed to bring around a change in the club’s fortunes.The Frenchman has yet to taste victory in three matches at the helm and Saturday’s defeat at home to Watford has left Villa seven points adrift of safety at the bottom of the table.Bosnich says Garde’s appointment was a mistake, claiming his old club should have gone for a more experienced boss, and he insists there is zero chance of them escaping trouble.Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, the former Villa ‘keeper said: “No disrespect to Remi, but he wasn’t the right man to bring in while they are in so much trouble. You have seen the effect Sam Allardyce already has had at Sunderland.“I don’t think they have got it in them nor do I think they have the ability to get out of the problem they are in. One victory all season tells a story in itself.“They are in a really, really bad rut. Unless they get two or three proper world class players in in January, which I doubt is going to happen, then they are going to go down.“They have flirted with relegation the last couple of seasons and there is only so many times you can do that before it is your turn.”last_img read more

‘He’s proving the haters wrong!’ Arsenal fans hail ‘sensational’ star

first_imgIt has taken a while but Joel Campbell is finally making an impact for Arsenal.The Costa Rican had a bright World Cup back in 2014 but still struggled last season for the Gunners.Now, though, Campbell has taken his chance at the Emirates, with team-mates suffering injuries, and Arsenal fans are pleased the 23-year-old is being able to show his true ability.Against Sunderland in the FA Cup third round he grabbed the Gunners’ first goal and helped them to a 3-1 victory, and you can see how supporters reacted to his display below… Arsenal star Joel Campbell 1last_img read more


first_imgThe Four Masters GAA Club in Donegal Town will joins forces with renowned chef Neven Maguire to cook up a storm!The club will host a tasty fundraiser on Wednesday November 7th at 8.00 pm in the Abbey Hotel, Donegal Town.Award winning chef Nevin will join in the club’s fundraising efforts by demonstrating a range of Christmas recipes which are bound to suit all tastes. All money raised through ticket sales will go to Bord na nÓg. At present Club na gCeithre Máistir C.L.G. have over two hundred children/young adults playing at under age level from Nursery up to Under 18. The club have teams in Gaelic, Hurling, Camogie and Ladies Football and through the years have coached and nurtured many players to All Ireland level and success.At the core of Neven’s philosophy is a dedication to using only the finest, local ingredients; as part of this commitment, Neven will use a range of local artisan products on the night of the demonstration.In addition to watching a true Master at work, each attendee will receive a recipe booklet containing a selection of delicious recipes from some of Neven’s most treasured cookbook.There will also be a number of spot prizes on the night, with Neven kindly providing the ultimate prize – a voucher for Dinner and Bed & Breakfast for two at his award winning MacNean House and Restaurant. Neven’s Cookery Demonstrations have become renowned for the learning and fun experienced by those who attend. Whether you are an aspiring home chef, or simply want to do something different with a group of friends, the upcoming demonstration is guaranteed to be great fun and should not to be missed!Tickets are available now from just €20.00 from the Abbey Hotel reception and any underage team manager/committee member. Come and join in what promises to be a memorable night for all. FOUR MASTERS GAA CLUB TO COOK UP A STORM WITH NEVIN MAGUIRE was last modified: October 9th, 2012 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) Tags:cookery showFOUR MASTERS GAA CLUBNevin Maguirelast_img read more

There’s gold in them there hills of Donegal

first_imgThe Connemara Mining Company plc has discovered gold in Donegal after drilling operations in the county.The Irish zinc and gold explorer has announced plans to drill holes in Donegal later in 2017 to follow the high grade veins found in 2016.Current prices of gold are over $1,200 an ounce. Connemara is a pure explorer focused on zinc and gold in Ireland holding 35 prospecting licence. The company holds 11 licences with potential for gold in Donegal.The company tapped into a revival of interest in gold recently and acquired 5 new licences in April 2015 in Inishowen where they found significant gold potential. Shares soared in 2016 on the discovery of gold at one of its licences in Co Donegal.Connemara also holds licences to the west of the Dalradian Resources Curraghinalt deposit in the Stranorlar area.  There’s gold in them there hills of Donegal was last modified: July 25th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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) Tags:Connemara Mining Company plcGoldInishowenlast_img read more

Mr Collum returns to classroom after ‘James Bond’ missions in Tralee!

first_imgErrigal College Irish teacher, Mr Eamonn Collum is heading back to school after a busy August as an escort at this year’s Rose of Tralee festival.The Irish teacher will have plenty of stories for his students, recalling the pressure to look like James Bond and to fulfill duties like carrying handbags for a week!Mr Collum enjoyed the festival immensely and is looking forward to a year of Rose related events all over the world, including trips to Germany and New York. “It was a busy, intense week and we didn’t get a break at all. We had to attend loads of different events and were bussed from here to there to everywhere. Always in a hurry and often having to change clothes.“I had to put on a tuxedo and turn myself out to look like James Bond; and I only had ten minutes to do it every day! It was exhausting but it was well worth it because it was a once-in-a-lifetime experience!”Becoming an escort in the Rose of Tralee is the hope of many young men and Eamonn had to go through a number of interviews and tests before being selected.He applied in January and went through a ‘Skype’ interview in March. He then qualified for two interviews: one was a group interview and also an individual single. The final interview was a week in Bootcamp in Kerry. Despite the fact that Eamonn had broken his leg in a staff-student match in May, he had made such a good impression on the judges that he was one of the 65 escorts selected.“The most important job for an escort is to be there for your Rose, at all times. I chaperoned the Rose of Western Canada, Sinead McGahern for the first few days,and then the Rose of Limerick, Kayleigh Maher for the remainder of the festival. Escorts have to be courteous and polite. Sometimes I even had to carry my Rose’s handbag.“We were under pressure all the time, but we knew that the Roses were under a lot more pressure so we never had time to think about ourselves.”“One of the highlights of my week was when my two colleagues from Errigal College arrived in Tralee. Martin McGrory and David McHale made the long journey south and were the perfect distraction from my busy escort duties.”“The festival is over, and this week we got back to work in Errigal College. I love the school and my Irish classes and will be spending time telling my students about the Rós festival!” Errigal College Principal, Mr Charlie Cannon spoke of his pride in Mr Collum: “We are delighted that the world got to see one of our teachers rising to the challenge of being a busy escort for the festival. Eamonn is a great Irish teacher and we just knew he would have no problem handling the pressure,” he said.Mr Collum returns to classroom after ‘James Bond’ missions in Tralee! was last modified: August 29th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)Tags:errigal collegeescortRose of Traleelast_img read more

Young Chelsea XI beaten by Arsenal

first_imgChelsea’s reserves were beaten 2-0 by Arsenal at Cobham on Monday afternoon.Chucks Aneke scored first for the Gunners, who doubled their lead when Hector Bellerin’s effort was adjudged to have crossed the line.Lucas Piazon had a decent chance for Chelsea but headed over. He later forced an excellent save from keeper Damian Martinez.Arsenal would have added a third but for Nathaniel Chalobah’s late goal-line clearance.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

Hiddink: Do not go over the top

first_imgGuus Hiddink played down the significance of Chelsea’s 3-0 victory at Crystal Palace – their first win since the Dutchman took charge.The Blues have endured a dismal season so far but looked back to their best at Selhurst Park, where Oscar, Willian and Diego Costa scored.But Hiddink told Sky Sports: “Do not go over the top. It is the first win after a worrying period with two draws so the team desperately needed the win – and it was convincing.“Everyone knows we have a lot of quality in our team, but sometimes champions have a tendency to be complacent and it can be difficult to get back and then we wonder why we were champions.“There is a long way to go. Mathematically the possibility of the Champions League is still there. The league is so strong but as long as we play like we did today I will be happy.”Skipper John Terry said: “This was the Chelsea of last year. The football was first class and we kept the ball in tough conditions.“A new year, a new start. We just have to keep winning games now. Guus has been great since he has come in.“If we can put together a run of games hopefully we can go a long way.”More reaction from Selhurst Park to follow later.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

2012 Geocaching Block Party Invitation – Presents

first_img SharePrint Related Share with your Friends:More You’re invited to the 2012 Geocaching Block Party on August 18![vsw id=”u2B7BpL-3qA” source=”youtube” width=”425″ height=”344″ autoplay=”no”]The world is invited to Groundspeak HQ in Seattle, Washington USA to celebrate the global phenomenon of geocaching. Check out the cache page, and log your “Will Attend” to meet geocachers from around the world and talk with the Lackeys and Volunteer Reviewers who help power the experience.Each year, celebrates International Geocaching Day on the third Saturday in August by hosting the Geocaching Block Party. The Geocaching Block Party on August 18 runs from 11am to 3pm at Fremont’s Solstice Plaza by the JP Patches statue. Geocachers can challenge themselves with beginner, intermediate, and advanced geocaching courses. They can also explore the Fremont neighborhood where Groundspeak is based and win prizes with “Fremont Funventures”—all while swapping geocaching stories. The public is invited to explore the family-friendly adventure of geocaching and meet geocachers from around the world. More than 2000 people from a dozen countries attended last year’s Block Party.Around the world, there will be nearly 200 events in more than a dozen counties. Anyone who logs a cache or an “Attended” for an Event Cache on August 18 this year earns the 2012 International Geocaching Day souvenir for their profile.Subscribe to the official YouTube channel to be one of the first to see new videos about the evolving world of geocaching. Watch the more than 50 videos produced by on our video page.last_img read more