AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreWhen a Liverpool man bought tickets for himself and a homeless guy to go watch their favorite teams score goals, he never imagined the friendly gift would lead to meaningful goals scored off the pitch and a life turned around.Every day on his way to work in England, Rossico Jenkoski would buy a cup of coffee for the homeless man named Darren.GET IN THE GOOD NEWS GAME WITH OUR APP—> Download FREE for Android and iOSDarren had lost his job and apartment after his girlfriend passed away, and depression took hold. One thing he never lost, though: his enthusiasm for the Everton football club endured, even while he lived on the streets.Instead of spending money for “stupid things at Christmas” — as Jenkoski put it — he used part of his holiday budget to buy tickets to a match between Everton and his own favorite team, Liverpool–and chose his homeless friend to be his guest.The simple act of kindness inspired Darren who has since found a job and an apartment.“I posted this story to show you that a little bit of kindness can go so far and help get someone on the right track again,” Jenkoski (pictured, left) wrote on his Facebook page, below. “I used to drink coffee with Darren on the streets, then I did it at Goodison Park, and now we drink it in his flat.”Score One For Kindness! Share This… (Photo: jarmoluk, CC) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore
Autumn Duyn had a match-best 15 kills at a .609 clip (photo by Bill Stockland) Share UWF hits 20-win plateau with sweep of North Alabama PENSACOLA, Fla. – Autumn Duyn had a match-high 15 kills to lead the No. 20 West Florida volleyball team to its third straight sweep of the weekend and a 3-0 (25-13, 25-18, 26-24) win over Gulf South Conference foe North Alabama Sunday. The Argonauts earned their 20th win of the season in the triumph to move to 20-7 overall, 13-1 GSC. Duyn (Venice, Fla./Venice HS) hit at a scorching .609 clip to lead the Argonauts to a .431 attack percentage as a team. Haley Shackelford (Colorado Springs, Colo./Yavapai) also had double-digit kills with 15 at a .500 rate. K.C. Dobbins (Winston-Salem, N.C./Arkansas) and Sierra Hansen (Layton, Utah/Southern Idaho) had 22 and 16 assists, respectively, and Andraia Leja (Cary, Ill./Harper) had 14 digs. Right out of the gate the Argonauts took control with a 10-2 spree in the first set and continued adding to it, only allowing the Lions to score consecutive points once on the way to a 25-13 victory. The second set was much narrower as UWF only held as much as a three point advantage until the 19-17 mark when it used kills by Shackelford and Jenny Bellairs (Osage, Iowa/Southeast Missouri State) and an attack error to jump out to a 22-17 lead. West Florida maintained to claim the frame 25-18.Much was the same from the second to third sets, this time North Alabama managing to tie it up 23-23 with three straight Lion kills. After they were held off from match point once, the Argonauts benefitted from a Shackelford kill and an attack error to escape in three sets 26-24. West Florida will conclude its regular season home slate next Saturday when it hosts West Alabama at 3 p.m. for Senior Night, where seniors Shackelford and Christine Bach will be honored. For information on all UWF athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com. #ARGOS# Short Box Score (Match) 2012 West Florida Volleyball North Alabama vs #20 West Florida (Oct 28, 2012 at Pensacola, Fla.) West Florida def. North Alabama 25-13,25-18,26-24 North Alabama (10-13, 6-6 GSC) (Kills-aces-blocks) – Cara Gregg 11-0-1; Priscilla Massengale 8-1-2; De’licia Hutchins 7-0-1; Taylor Chapman 6-0-2; Hope Rayburn 3-0-0; Jessica Ronyak 3-0-0; Alex Panks 1-0-0; Totals 39-1-3.0. (Assists) – Hope Rayburn 23. (Dig leaders) – Caroline Neisler 14; Priscilla Massengale 7 West Florida (20-7, 13-1 GSC) (Kills-aces-blocks) – Autumn Duyn 15-0-2; Haley Shackelford 14-0-0; Sarah Scott 6-0-1; Christine Bach 6-0-2; Lindsay Homme 5-0-3; Jenny Bellairs 5-0-3; KC Dobbins 2-0-0; Sierra Hansen 1-0-0; Totals 54-0-6.0. (Assists) – KC Dobbins 22; Sierra Hansen 16. (Dig leaders) – Andraia Leja 14; Sierra Hansen 7 Site: Pensacola, Fla. (UWF Fieldhouse) Date: Oct 28, 2012 Attend: 279 Time: 1:09 Print Friendly Version
Governor Walker: “The announcement from S&P is both concerning and disappointing—but not surprising. The agency’s analysts note that we are continuing to drain our savings at an alarming rate, and have not yet enacted a fiscal plan. It is critical that we pass an operating budget for next year, and adopt a fiscal plan that does not continue our over-reliance on savings. I remain hopeful that we will be able to pull together and pass a budget and complete fiscal plan to secure Alaska’s future, and demonstrate that we take our finances and budget issues seriously. Alaskans are depending on us.” The move means Alaska’s AA+ general obligation (GO) bond rating is in danger of being lowered yet again if a complete fiscal plan is not adopted this year. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Governor Bill Walker reacted to Standard & Poor’s (S&P) announcement that Alaska’s credit ratings are being placed on negative CreditWatch. The report cites the lack of a budget for fiscal year 2018, continued reliance on savings to pay for government services, and a lack of new revenues as reasons for the negative outlook. Much like a credit score affects an individual’s ability to buy a house or car, the ratings from S&P and other agencies impact the state’s ability to build a stronger Alaska through infrastructure and other capital projects. The negative CreditWatch indicates that S&P is concerned about Alaska’s fiscal stability, and if the ratings are lowered, could cost the state millions of dollars in additional interest payments. S&P’s announcement comes days after Governor Walker called the 30th Legislature into its second special session to focus initially on passing an operating budget so that government services can continue past July 1 of this year. In addition to the GO bond, S&P also placed Alaska’s AA appropriation rating and A+ moral obligation rating on negative CreditWatch.
‘Deal maker’ Rafi Ashkenazi ends Flutter tenure August 27, 2020 Top 50 clubs suffer €751m decline in brand value July 31, 2020 Submit Flutter moves to refine merger benefits against 2020 trading realities August 27, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Scoop6 bonus hunter Christopher Downes will guarantee himself a five-figure profit in his quest for a slice of Saturday’s near £1 million pound pot by laying off his selection on the Betfair Exchange. Downes is a keen punter whose previous biggest win was £3,400 on a placepot. He is said to be leaning towards picking the favourite, Blazer, as his selection in Saturday’s bonus race at Newbury, the £155,000 Betfair Hurdle.By picking the 7-2 favourite the lifelong Leicester City fan from Lincoln can then lay the same horse on Betfair and lock in a profit, regardless of the result.Downes said of his plan: “I will go for the shortest price so that I can win the most for my £30,000 liability. I have two once in a lifetime events happening simultaneously. I was born near Leicester and have been a lifelong supporter so for Leicester to have a chance of winning the Premier League and me to win the Scoop6 is just ridiculous.”He continued: “It was some day last Saturday, with us beating City and me landing £67,000, so presuming Leicester finish in the top four I will be using my winnings to watch the away legs of the Champions League next season but if I was lucky enough to win the bonus I will buy a racehorse and call it Vardyavinaparty.”Betfair Spokesman Barry Orr commented: “Mr Downes has shown how clever he is at picking winners and he is in extraordinary good shape to make sure he profits should his likely pick, Blazer, get beaten.”He added: “We regularly have customers who use the Exchange to lock in a profit when going for the Scoop6 bonus and we wish him the best of luck tomorrow and with Leicester for the remainder of the season.” Share Related Articles