Realistic passive income ideas I use

first_img I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Passive income is money one receives without working for it each time. Writing a novel, producing a movie, or owning thousands of acres of farmland could all generate passive income. But these aren’t realistic passive income ideas for a lot of us.Similarly, for a lot of people, setting up an online business or becoming a digital nomad aren’t realistic passive income ideas. I prefer passive income ideas that require very little of my time and are genuinely passive.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…How I earn passive incomeMy favourite way to earn passive income is putting some money regularly into a Stocks and Shares ISA and using it to invest in dividend yielding companies. That really is passive. I can just sit back and wait for dividend income to start rolling in.My approach to realistic passive income ideas extends to my choice of shares too. While emerging technologies could do well in the future, they could also flop. So for income, I prefer to focus on companies that operate in well-established markets.With fairly predictable cash flows and proven business models, they are more likely to provide the sort of income stream I am looking for. An example is Diageo. Its portfolio of drinks brands offers some diversification. Meanwhile, its finely honed business model has seen it raise its dividend each year for over three decades. The yield of 2.3% isn’t great – but with the company’s strong cash generation and dividend history, I think it is fairly secure. Of course there are risks, such as a downturn in alcohol consumption by health-conscious consumers. But for now, Diageo is the sort of passive income pick I’d be happy to hold.Realistic passive income ideas can be simplePassive income ideas don’t need to be sophisticated or hard to copy. For example, buying shares in British American Tobacco is not exactly a novel idea. But it is still one of my favourite passive income ideas. The tobacco giant owns brands such as Lucky Strikes and Gauloises. That gives it a lot of free cash flow and helps support a dividend yield of over 7%. No dividend is ever guaranteed. But with over twenty years of dividend increases behind it, BAT is one of the realistic passive income ideas that clicks with me. In terms of risks, tobacco usage is going down in some markets, and the stocks does not align with the growing trend toward ethical investing.The insurance business is straightforward and unexciting. But that can be good for its reliability as a source of passive income. Legal & General shares yield 6%, which would be a very agreeable passive income for me. They continued to pay throughout the pandemic. The company has also set out a policy to keep increasing dividends for the coming few years. That depends on performance ultimately, but I feel confident in L&G’s expertise.Some of the most realistic passive income ideas can be some of the most ordinary and dull. That isn’t a bad thing in my opinion. Rather than rely on hare-brained or unproven schemes, getting regular passive income from stable, well-established companies strikes me as an easy step to more financial success. Realistic passive income ideas I use “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Image source: Getty Images. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. christopherruane owns shares of British American Tobacco. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Diageo. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Christopher Ruane | Tuesday, 16th February, 2021 Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Enter Your Email Address See all posts by Christopher Ruanelast_img read more

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CoppaFeel! launches 17 regional crowdfunding campaigns as one overall campaign

first_img Tagged with: crowdfunding Digital Howard Lake | 6 October 2015 | News Advertisement Breast cancer charity CoppaFeel!’s first crowdfunding campaign consists of 17 regional campaigns across the UK, enabling fundraisers to offer rewards that will appeal to local donors.The campaign launched on crowdfunding site Crowdfunder and is raising money for the charity’s ‘Boobettes’, its volunteers who spread the message of breast cancer awareness to community groups, schools and businesses across the UK.The Boobette campaign allows the 17 Boobette fundraisers to engage and fundraise in their local areas individually, with all proceeds going into one campaign pot. Each Boobette is in charge of her own local project within the campaign, which means she can set unique rewards that will specifically appeal to local donors.By running one campaign with templates for sub-projects, which the fundraisers can personalise, Crowdfunder enables the charity to avoid duplication.The campaign target is £10,000 and it is already over half-way to being reached.Si Walker, Head of Partnerships at Crowdfunder said:“CoppaFeel! are innovating in charity fundraising by launching a campaign to enable their fundraisers to reach out individually to their local communities, with all funds raised supporting the Boobette service. By creating bespoke projects within the wider campaign, the Boobette fundraisers are able to offer unique local rewards for donors to pledge on, creating a long lasting, and personal link to CoppaFeel!” About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.center_img  52 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 CoppaFeel! launches 17 regional crowdfunding campaigns as one overall campaign AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1last_img read more

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Liverpool Loses in Rose Bowl Soccer

first_imgSports Liverpool Loses in Rose Bowl Soccer From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, July 28, 2016 | 12:07 pm Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Photo courtesy Rose Bowl StadiumLiverpool lost to Premier League rival Chelsea FC Wednesday, 1-0, in a friendly pre-season International Champions Match which saw Chelsea’s Spanish midfielder Cesc Fabregas being sent off after a bad foul on Liverpool newcomer Ragnar Klavan.Fabregas got his marching orders about 70 minutes into the game after sliding into Klavan with his studs up.Four Liverpool players had already been shown yellow cards by that time. Chelsea’s Gary Cahill also got a yellow card.Chelsea’s new head coach Antonio Conte apologized for Fabregas’s foul and said the match was more competitive that they had expected.Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp said Klavan had escaped unscathed from the challenge but said another recruit, Marko Grujic, was in hospital after receiving a knock to the head in the first half.The match’s only goal was a header scored by Gary Cahill, connecting from a corner by Fabregas, 10 minutes into Cahill’s first outing since England’s defeat against Iceland at Euro 2016.Liverpool obviously lacked a cutting edge up front with striker Daniel Sturridge deemed unfit.The team’s best chance came in the first half when Chelsea’s Brazilian winger Willian Borges da Silva gave away a throw inside his own half and left-back Alberto Moreno was played in down the left. Moreno cut it back for Roberto Firmino, who got the ball stuck under his feet and couldn’t pull the trigger.The Rose Bowl said about 53,000 watched the ICC match, part of an exhibition tournament involving 17 clubs playing on four different continents, all tuning up for their league seasons.The Reds’ new recruit, Georginio Wijnaldum, was left out in the game. Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * First Heatwave Expected Next Week 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Herbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Most Breathtaking Trends In Fashion HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like An Eye-Candy And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeauty More Cool Stuff EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Top of the News center_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Business News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Subscribe Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Make a comment Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimeslast_img read more

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Annual hackathon promotes creative problem-solving

first_imgTeams of undergraduate students will design, create and present a digital application to improve the Notre Dame community in the fourth annual Hesburgh Library Hackathon this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.“We want this to be an inclusive event,” emerging technologies librarian and Hackathon co-chair Randy Harrison said. “It’s totally fine if this is your first experience with coding. We want students to see the resources in the library and see the library as a central hub for intellectual activity.”At its conception in 2016, the Hackathon drew about 20 participants. This year, the Hackathon is expected to register approximately 80-100 students and reward larger prizes, starting with $5,000 for first place. Students will register on Friday evening in the Hesburgh Library, form teams and start developing ideas for their app until the library closes at 11 p.m. Teams will continue creating their products when the library opens on Saturday until its closure at midnight. Competitors finalize projects and presentations Sunday morning. Lightning talks and judging will occur Sunday afternoon. The theme for this year’s event is “Synergy: Holistic Solutions for the Whole Student.” Through this framework, students will develop code, attend lightning tutorials and work together in diverse groups of two to four students that develop the app from start to finish. “As a first-year, Moreau helps you see the student as larger than just grades,” Harrison said. “This is a big part of the first-year curriculum. We complement this with the Hackathon, where students build apps towards that theme. They can make apps that help students find study buddies on campus and succeed as a student in the broadest term.”An integral objective of the Hackathon is to raise students’ awareness of the technology and resources that are available at the library. Additionally, Harrison said, the event will help increase students’ digital literacy and help them grow more apt at using the library as a tool for research. “Hackathons are great places for students to learn coding skills and work with other people,” Harrison said. “When you have the opportunity to get students involved in active learning and building stuff, you learn so much more than just a simple curriculum. You’re faced with real-world problems. It helps teach lateral thinking, which helps you figure out how to get around a wall once you’ve hit it.”The goals of the Hackathon include promoting scholarship and research, enhancing educational experiences and development, bolstering digital programs and services, transforming library spaces and building a culture of continual improvement and service quality. “What has changed since the beginning is our ability to fulfill these goals,” Harrison said. “When we ask teams to develop apps that help students here at Notre Dame, that goes back into the larger ecosystem of information and applications on campus. The library is just a part of that. The apps are about making campus and the world a better place. The information ecosystem becomes richer, and that gets back to the library.”Throughout the weekend, coaches are available to support student developers in strategy, coding mishaps, methodology, design and presentation practices. Judging on Sunday will evaluate five key areas of students’ projects: innovation, impact, usability, teamwork and presentation. The judges hail from several different disciplines across campus, such as RecSports, Information and Communications Technologies, digital collections and outreach. Presentations are expected to take under five minutes. After the competition is over, competitors will be provided with the chance to develop their apps further through the IDEA Center. Additionally, competitors have opportunities to further engage with the technology community through the South Bend Code School and other local hackathons. Competitors are “becoming-professionals,” Harrison said.“They’re doing everything a professional would do. They’re making things and putting them in front of other people,” he said. “We want a gamut of students because it’s a win for everyone involved — this Hackathon is valuable for all different types of people.”Tags: computer hacking, Computer science, technologylast_img read more

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Ronaldo retains Club World Cup for Real Madrid

first_imgMadrid dominated possession but, unlike in their profligate semi-final performance, found clear-cut chances hard to come by against the well-organised Gremio defence.Luka Modric came closest to breaking the deadlock in the first half with a left-footed shot from the edge of the box that flew inches wide of the far post.Ronaldo also hammered a long-range free-kick that dipped onto the roof of the net, whilst Edilson gave Keylor Navas a similar scare at the other end with a free-kick from range.Gremio pleaded for the referee to consult with the video assistant referee (VAR) when Sergio Ramos clipped Ramiro inside the area early in the second period.? He scored the winning goal and he was named Man of the Match in the Club World Cup final!? @Cristiano#RMCWC | #HalaMadridhttps://t.co/WPMDKnHVnR— Real Madrid C.F.?? (@realmadriden) December 17, 2017 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates | AFP | Cristiano Ronaldo’s second-half free-kick ensured Real Madrid picked up a fifth trophy of 2017 by beating Gremio 1-0 in Abu Dhabi on Saturday to retain the Club World Cup.A third Club World Cup in four years brings Madrid level with rivals Barcelona as the most successful side in the competition’s history and adds to the La Liga, Champions League, UEFA Super Cup and Spanish Super Cup titles already won by Zinedine Zidane’s men this year. ? Well done, @lm19official!#RMCWC | #HalaMadridhttps://t.co/MLJdJQIOsS— Real Madrid C.F.?? (@realmadriden) December 17, 2017However, those claims fell on deaf ears and Madrid instantly broke up the other end to open the scoring.Ronaldo was tripped 25 yards from goal and the world player of the year’s resulting free-kick sneaked through a gap in the Gremio wall to skip into the bottom corner.Gremio were handed a lifeline when Ronaldo had the ball in the net again just before the hour mark, but Karim Benzema was flagged for being marginally offside in the build-up.Marcelo Grohe then turned another Modric drive onto the post and made great stops from Ronaldo and Bale in the final 10 minutes to keep Gremio in the game.However, the Brazilians failed to register a single shot on target as Madrid comfortably held out to seal their most successful ever year with a fifth trophy.Earlier, Mexican side Pachuca beat hosts Al Jazira 4-1 in the third-place play-off.Share on: WhatsAppcenter_img Ronaldo was once again Real’s man for the big occasion as his strike went through the Gremio wall eight minutes after the break to ensure the European club champions were also crowned world champions for a fifth straight year.“We wanted to win because Real Madrid have never won five trophies in one year,” said Ronaldo.“I think we played a very good game and deserved to win.”Ronaldo has now scored 15 goals in 20 appearances for Madrid this season despite a slow start in La Liga.“The numbers speak for themselves,” added the Portuguese. “I give my answers on the pitch. The team were phenomenal and it is another trophy for the CV.”Gareth Bale was left on the bench despite scoring with his first touch as a substitute against Al Jazira on Wednesday to book Madrid’s place in the final, as Zinedine Zidane kept faith with the same side that started Real’s Champions League final triumph over Juventus back in June.Gremio booked their ricket to Abu Dhabi by winning the Copa Libertadores for the third time last month and Madrid knew they weren’t in for a comfortable evening just two minutes in when Gremio captain Pedro Geromel raked his studs down the back of Ronaldo’s calf without any punishment from Mexican referee Cesar Ramos.? A @Cristiano free-kick against @Gremio handed us our fifth title of 2017, as we successfully defended our Club World Cup crown in Abu Dhabi!OUR REPORT, PHOTOS AND VIDEO! ?#RMCWC | #HalaMadridhttps://t.co/2yXc52FccG— Real Madrid C.F.?? (@realmadriden) December 16, 2017Ronaldo, though, confirmed he will be fit for next weekend’s Clasico against Barcelona.– Stubborn opposition –last_img read more

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Women and Girls’ Golf Week 2019 was a soaring success

first_img3 Sep 2019 Women and Girls’ Golf Week 2019 was a soaring success England Golf is delighted to announce that the second staging of the Women and Girls’ Golf Week has proved to be an outstanding success, both from a social media perspective and in terms of raising engagement and participation at club level.The recent awareness week, timed to coincide with the AIG Women’s British Open at Woburn, generated over 12 million Twitter impressions through its #WhyIGolf hashtag, surpassing the number generated during the 2018 campaign.Women and Girls’ Golf Week was again delivered by England Golf, Scottish Golf, Wales Golf and The Irish Ladies Golf Union, and was designed to unite the industry and promote and grow women and girls’ golf. The R&A, the European Tour, the Ladies European Tour, The Professional Golfers’ Association and the Golf Foundation were also among the bodies supporting the activity.The campaign told stories of women and girls involved in different areas of the sport, celebrating their successes and challenging perceptions. Online content featured a theme for each day, including careers, volunteers, health, participation and performance.Over 800 people contributed and were involved from across Great Britain and Ireland, as well as further afield in Australia, Canada, the USA and throughout Europe, most notably in Germany and The Netherlands. Campaign video content generated over 274,000 views, while the most popular day for engagement was the one dedicated to health and wellbeing.The campaign was highlighted on Sky Sports during the AIG Women’s British Open, while other notable supporters included broadcasters Sarah Stirk and Naga Munchetty, and leading Tour professionals such as Georgia Hall, Catriona Matthew and Lexi Thompson.Nick Pink, chief executive at England Golf, said: “Women and Girls’ Golf Week again proved a great success online, as we all look to inspire more females into the sport at all levels.“From an England perspective, we saw a rise in the number of clubs engaged in the week – both from a supporting standpoint and those who ran specific women and girls’ activity during the week.”Clubs across the home nations were heavily involved, promoting participation activities they were running for women and girls.At Exeter Golf and Country Club in the south-west, a series of #WhyIGolf social media video clips raised engagement, while a dedicated #WhyIGolf event was led by the club’s up-and-coming junior girl members. Placing an emphasis on fun in a non-competitive and relaxed format, it saw 26% of participants take out an academy membership.Darren Everett, director of golf at Exeter who oversees a 160-strong female membership, said: “The young girls were brilliant and acted almost like ambassadors for us. We have a slightly ageing membership so for the girls to help encourage more women to enjoy golf here – perhaps to meet new friends or achieve a release from work – is great.“We work hard at promoting female and family golf and our #WhyIGolf event was another example.”Meantime, at Ingestre Park Golf Club in Stafford, 36 girls have been involved in the club’s Girls Golf Rocks programme over the last two years and they recently held a fun-filled girls camp together with Whittington Heath Golf Club.Women and Girls’ Golf Week helped the club to place renewed focus on their activity, achieving strong early interest for their forthcoming We Love Golf taster sessions for women and girls in conjunction with The PGA.Ben Smith, assistant professional at Ingestre Park, said: “We have been pushing women and girls’ golf strongly and Women and Girls’ Golf Week sat nicely for us to promote what we have coming up.”The R&A’s Women in Golf Charter was launched last year with the aim of inspiring an industry-wide commitment to a more inclusive culture, enabling women and girls to flourish and reach their potential at all levels of the sport.This year’s Women and Girls’ Golf Week also built on the first ever Golf and Health Week held in April, which again saw various golfing bodies working collaboratively to highlight the sport’s health benefits and reach an audience of over 20 million on social media.Women and Girls’ Golf Week also drew attention to the 2019 Solheim Cup, the match between the top women professionals of Europe and the USA, which takes place at Gleneagles next week.Read the stories featured in Why I Golf here; www.englandgolf.org/whyigolf Tags: Women and girls’ golf, Women and Girls’ Golf Weeklast_img read more

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In the dugout with L.A. Dodgers head manager Dave Roberts

first_imgDodger Manager Dave Roberts says faith and family helped him beat cancer. Photo by E. Mesiyah McGinnis.Los Angeles Sentinel: There have been a few transitions this year. Tell us what we can expect this year from the Dodgers.Dave Roberts: For me, for the Dodgers, the last couple years, we lost in the World Series so we were the second-best team in all of baseball. I think that if you look around the industry we’ve done a lot of good things. We are in a great city, great fans, we draw more fans than anyone in all of sports, and as far as an organization, we win. The goal is to bring a championship back to Los Angeles. We made a few tweaks with our roster. Every year you always try to tweak and get that right form. But as far as our culture, we have guys that are blue-collar, who love to play, love to compete, and as a fan when you come watch the Dodgers play, you can relate to them because it’s a group of guys that play hard and play the game and respect the game. I try to understand and let the players understand the vision of winning a championship. The hard part though is the day-to-day grind. And that’s where I am right now just trying to go out there every day and win a baseball game.LAS: Let’s talk about that grind. How do you approach everyday — like, let’s talk about today, game day — how do you wake up and get your day going?DR: Today was a special day for me actually, thank you for asking, I had a chance to go to the City of Hope. I am a cancer survivor myself. I went there and they had there 43rd annual Celebration of Life reunion for bone transplant survivors. So, I went there and spoke and got to see families and patients. There was close to 1,000 people there.LAS: Speaking of such positive energy, is it hard for you to keep your cool when you are having a bad day? How do you navigate that?DR: In baseball, it’s kind of an outlet. I have grown to understand from the coaches and players that mentored me when I was a player, that when we come to the ballpark, it’s our escape. If I do have a bad day, I don’t let that be known. It is hard though because I’m always trying to pour into the players and coaches and you don’t really get that reciprocation but that’s kind of the job you sign up for. I love coaching, I love teaching and I love relationships, and that is my fuel and that’s my passion.LAS: Does being a former player help you relate more?DR: That’s the first piece of advice. You got to remember how hard the game is. So, I think that is one thing that makes coaches and players’ managers understand that these guys are the best at what they do in whatever sport, football, basketball, or baseball, and the game is difficult. They are pros and to be sympathetic towards that and being able to communicate lends itself to being a players’ manager.LAS: Did you know as a player that you wanted to be a coach?DR: Absolutely not. It kind of just happened. It’s one of those things in life you just take what’s ahead of you and you try to dominate. So, when I went to UCLA, I adjusted. I was born in Okinawa, Japan.  My dad was raised in Houston, one of eight children, he was in the 5th Ward so he grew up the eldest, was on his own in the service at 18. This man was my rock. He loved me with tough love and he supported me. He served our country for 30 years.Being biracial with an African American father and a Japanese mother, as you’re growing up and moving around to different countries, different bases, different states, you’re always moving. They really empowered my sister and me to be ourselves. I’ve been fortunate that I have two backgrounds to make me who I am.LAS: Yes, you’re the first African American to coach the Dodgers, and the first Asian American to make it to the World Series. Do you think of that often?DR: In the forefront of my mind, I don’t. I’m more mired in my job each day and I’m very micro-focused on what I’m doing every day. So, when you say it in that context, it just blows me away. by Brandon Brooks, LA Sentinel Managing Editor In a sport that has historically marginalized Black players, African American baseball fans have taken great pride in the accomplishments of legendary ball-players like Jackie Robinson, Larry Doby and Willie Mays. When Dave Roberts was named manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2015, he understood that he too would carry a similar legacy.“It’s hard for me to put into words what it means to be named manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers,” Roberts told MLB.com in 2015. “This is truly the opportunity of a lifetime. The Dodgers are the ground-breaking franchise of Jackie Robinson, Roy Campanella, Sandy Koufax, Maury Wills, Fernando Valenzuela and Hideo Nomo.”“I feel that I have now come full circle in my career and there is plenty of unfinished business left in L.A.,” said the former Dodger outfielder, who went on to be named 2018 National League Manager of the Year.As the first African American manager of the Dodgers, Roberts walks in the footsteps of many Black trailblazers in baseball at a time when the African American population in the MLB is at a low with about eight percent of African American players. According to USA Today Sports, there are 11 teams that don’t have more than a single African American player on their 25-man roster, including three teams that don’t have one. There are only three African American players on active rosters in the entire National League West.Roberts was born in Okinawa, Japan to an African American father, a U.S. Marine, who met his Japanese mother while stationed in Japan. Growing up in San Diego, CA, Roberts says he was fortunate to have a dual heritage. He always embraced both facets of his ethnicity and now he stands as a role model for both Asian American and African American baseball fans.Beyond the social responsibility that comes along with being a sports figure, comes the labor-intensive job itself. Roberts came on as manager to one of the top-five highest-paid franchises in the MLB. After losing in last year’s World Series, Roberts faced criticism from frustrated fans, including President Donald Trump, who took to his Twitter account to complain about Roberts’ decisions during Game 4 of the World Series.Still, Roberts’ leadership led the team to compete in two consecutive World Series and the team is well on their way to the third.“It’s something I really believe in because I think as a young coach or manager, it’s natural to chase results and understand that you’re being judged on results,” Roberts told ESPN. “But to really trust in the process, and getting people to do things the right way, and betting on the results in the back end, I think, is a more attainable goal.”Following some roster changes this season, the Dodgers are currently in first place and hold a 10 ½ game lead in the National League West.As a player, Roberts’ most defining moment came in 2004, known as “the most famous steal in Boston Red Sox history,” boosting the team into a comeback against the New York Yankees that won them their first World Series in 86 years. Now what defines Roberts’ career is his philosophy as a leader, his faith in God, the love for his family, and of course, his love for baseball.It was a sunny Los Angeles afternoon when Roberts sat down with the Sentinel. We met in his office — the L.A. Dodgers’ dugout — just hours before he led his team to beat the Washington Nationals 0-5. L.A. Sentinel Managing Editor Brandon Brooks (left) with L.A. Dodgers Manager Dave Roberts. Photo by E. Mesiyah McGinnis.LAS: So, it’s a reminder. And it’s phenomenal. You are a trailblazer.DR: When you talk about trailblazers, there’s obviously no one bigger than Jackie Robinson for me. To walk in his shoes and to be mentioned like that as a trailblazer, everyday people say I’m making history. I don’t see it like that I’m just trying to do the best job I can. I feel very grateful to be wearing this uniform.LAS: In your words, what do you have to say about Jackie Robinson’s legacy?DR: It is a legacy. My kids joke with me because I use that word a lot. I just believe so strongly in that word, legacy.  It’s ongoing, it’s generational but it also takes people to follow what he implemented in his legacy go keep it going.I look at it as a responsibility. Then I look at Jackie and how tough he was and the stories I hear about him. He knew when to be tough, he knew when to turn the cheek and he knew when to submit, but in the right context, and it just takes a really strong man.LAS: We are seeing a decline in attendance and representation of African Americans in the MLB? What do you have to say about that and the ways we can change that?DR: It is true. If you look at the overarching numbers of African Americans in baseball, even since when I first got into the big leagues, its tumbled considerably. It’s unfortunate. I think that a lot of young African American kids in the inner-city are gravitating towards football and basketball. The role models in baseball are starting to be less and less. So, now, as an African American kid, to look at somebody and to relate to them and aspire to be them, those are harder to come by. So, as a sport, with our commissioner [Robert Manfred], I serve on the diversity committee and I am proud of that. We are trying to create opportunities for minorities and African Americans in baseball as athletes as players, in front office coaching and all these different scouts.The Dodger Dreamfields – we just built the Jackie Robinson field with Adrian Gonzales and Clayton Kershaw, the RBI foundation —we’ve done so many things like that.For me to be a vehicle, I look for opportunities to go into the city and speak to people of color and just know that there are other sports than football and basketball. But, I think for all of us, it’s about painting a picture that African-American kids are going to be productive in society and be successful and to find a passion.center_img L.A. Dodgers Manager Dave Roberts. Photo by E. Mesiyah McGinnis Dave Roberts was born in Okinawa, Japan and is of African-American and Japanese descent. Photo by E. Mesiyah McGinnis.LAS: I know family and faith are important to you. Can you talk about your faith?DR: I think my faith in Jesus Christ is the foundation of who I am. Everyone has their thoughts, beliefs and faith, but for my household this is what we believe in. It makes it easier when you have something to hold on to. With life’s struggles and the unknown, that blind faith is tough for a lot of people.  People wonder how I can come in positive every day and don’t sweat the small stuff, through cancer and going through different adversities — that’s how. I’ve got a wife of 22 years and my daughter who is fantastic. We are a tight knit group and without those two things I don’t know where I’d be.LAS: Speaking of legacy, let’s talk about your son.DR: Yes! He’s going to be a baseball player at Loyola next year. He’s definitely different than me. He’s more subdued but he’s got a heart of gold and he’s a tough competitor. It’s fun to see my son make his own path and be his own individual.LAS: Can you talk about your battle with cancer? Any advice for people out there who are suffering?DR: I had Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. It was stage two, there are four stages so it wasn’t in my blood yet and it wasn’t below my diaphragm. So, that’s the good thing. It was fast moving but my oncologist, my radiologist and everyone was on top of it. Obviously, when you hear cancer, it’s a tough word. That “C word” gets people. People equate that to death, but it went back to my faith, my family and my doctors. My wife, my family, my friends, the fans were there supporting me. We didn’t waver and we knew it was happening for a reason. I never felt sorry for myself. My dad, my mom, my father-in-law came to know Christ because of it because of our stead-fastness.LAS: What is some advice you have for young players?DR: Don’t ever lose that confidence and out-work people. For me, I was a person that played with a lot of people that were a lot more talented than I was, but I just took pride in outworking them and being educated as far as understanding the game and playing the game hard and the right way.LAS: What would you like your legacy to be?DR: I respect the game and I respect people. I think that covers a lot of it. The fans pay big money to watch professional athletes play. How you perform, how you prepare, how you treat fans, how you treat ushers and stadium ops with respect – I think that’s important. As a manager of the Dodgers, I’m on TV and as one of the faces of the organization. To carry myself in the right way is important. I ask for respect and I think the way I treat people in uniform or outside of uniform draws them closer to me and the organization. So, I like to think I’ve done things the right way.Lauren Floyd contributed to this article.First Published June 13, 2019For the full interview go to lasentinel.net.last_img read more

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Hour Glass, Castlegar Vikings reach WKMFFL Final

first_imgDam Inn appeared poised to reach the final, holding a 13-12 lead late in the fourth quarter. But Castlegar drove the field to score the winning points as Mota scrambled out of the pocket and into the corner of the end zone.Mota found Ryan McKellar for the extra point to solidify the win.Dam Inn had five plays following the kickoff. But Bryan Lauzon intercepted a long pass by Mates pivot Vic Hoodicoff to kill any late-game rally.Joel Muller and McKellar caught TD passes from Mota to round out the Vikings scoring.Kelly Voykin connected with Dan Rywaczuk and Mike Lucas for the two Dam Inn Majors.In the second game of Semi Final Sunday, Hour Glass rode the arm of quarterback Dan Farden to outlast the Brewers.Both teams struggled to find any offence early as the defences came to play.Farden finally got the Hour Glass offence going connecting with Matthew Fuhr for a pair of scores. There will be no repeat champion in the West Kootenay Flag Football League.For the second straight year the Castlegar Vikings played the role of spoiler, knocking off defending WKFFL champion Dam Inn Mates 19-13 in semi final action Sunday at the Mount Sentinel Field.The Vikings meet Nelson Hour Glass in the league final Sunday at high noon at Mount Sentinel. Hour Glass outlasted a short staffed Brewers squad 26-12 in the other semi final.Quarterback Steve Mota ran in for the winning touchdown with time running out in the game to give the Vikings the upset win.In 2011, the Vikings upset regular season champ Hour Glass to reach the final.last_img read more

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STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – SATURDAY MARCH 14, 2015

first_imgPeter Eurton7112111117%$659,166 Mark Glatt56810914%$430,222 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Corey Nakatani11219111617%$932,848 Rafael Bejarano21051312724%$2,344,288 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won Jerry Hollendorfer13626192119%$3,038,128 Tyler Baze23129242813%$1,639,414 Elvis Trujillo17221191512%$1,182,420 Fernando Perez15115181510%$688,300 Joseph Talamo19723203212%$1,522,440 Brice Blanc4472416%$289,460 Martin Pedroza14114201810%$603,024 Peter Miller12021251318%$1,162,406 TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won -30- Drayden Van Dyke16718202111%$1,149,616 Santiago Gonzalez8510101312%$536,064 Michael Pender3866316%$172,240 Philip D’Amato571210921%$568,340 John Sadler10114151514%$903,584 Bob Baffert8318151122%$1,673,492 Mario Gutierrez8661097%$373,190 Kent Desormeaux15629301919%$1,676,700 Hector Palma2664123%$142,120 Thomas Proctor4266314%$491,278 TEXAS RED WORKS HALF MILE IN RETURN TO SANTA ANITA            Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner Texas Red, walking a tightrope without a net in his quest to make the Kentucky Derby on May 2, had his first breeze Saturday morning since recovering from an abscessed right foot, working a half mile in 51.40 under exercise rider Humberto Tellez.“I got him in 51 flat,” said part owner and trainer Keith Desormeaux. “It’s about what we wanted. Today doesn’t mean anything; it’s next week when you’re gonna let him roll. Next Saturday, you’ll see some real work.”The workout marked the first recorded drill for Texas Red since Jan. 24, prior to his impressive runner-up finish by a neck to Lord Nelson in the San Vicente Stakes on Feb. 1. Following that race, Texas Red’s first as a 3-year-old, he was shipped to the Premier Equine Center in Oakdale, about five hours north of Santa Anita in California’s Central Valley, to recover from the abscess. He returned to Santa Anita last Sunday.Desormeaux hopes use either the April 4 Santa Anita Derby or the April 11 Arkansas Derby as a steppingstone to the Run for the Roses.Desormeaux said Friday morning that Texas Red’s “next race will depend on the liveliness of his works; is he finishing well, is he galloping out well, is he coming back after the works in good shape?”Keith added that his brother, Kent, a three-time Kentucky Derby winner, would work Texas Red next out. “We’ll put him on next week,” Keith said. “He wants to go too fast.”SHIRREFFS KNOWS A CHAMPION WHEN HE SEES ONEJohn Shirreffs knows a great horse when he sees one. He trained Zenyatta.He’s seen Shared Belief run, too, and while the gelded son of Candy Ride hasn’t reeledoff 19 straight victories before suffering his first loss, such as Zenyatta did, he sure is on a roll, with 10 wins from 11 starts and a valid excuse for his only defeat, in the Breeders’ Cup Classic.Heart, talent, determination all come in to play in formulating a champion’s DNA. But there’s more than that, in the eyes of Shirreffs, a former Marine and surfer, who reached racing’s mountain top with Zenyatta, the magnificent mare whose last-to-first running style bordered on pure fantasy.“I saw Shared Belief run in the Santa Anita Handicap, and he looked pretty good, didn’t he?” Shirreffs said, chuckling at his understatement.“I guess you’d have to say there’s the Mike Smith factor, since he rides Shared Belief and rode Zenyatta. But also, I think there are a lot of people at the barn who really care about the horse and give him great support.“It’s a team effort, from the groom to Jerry (Hollendorfer) with all his experience as a trainer. The whole support system just works, and when you get a special horse, it all works together very well.” A. C. Avila2572328%$208,298 Flavien Prat1101013129%$583,006 Martin Garcia11123151221%$1,690,580 Tiago Pereira1001291412%$412,108 Doug O’Neill13616132112%$811,944 Mike Smith8817191219%$2,071,681 Ron Ellis4793719%$355,880 Gary Stevens8513141415%$1,246,498 FINISH LINES: Santa Anita Handicap winner Shared Belief, No. 1 in the World’s Best Racehorse rankings released Thursday by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities, is not definite to make his next start in the Oaklawn Handicap on April 11. “We’re going to look at the race,” Jerry Hollendorfer said on a hot and getting hotter Saturday morning, “but it’s not written in stone yet.” . . . Shared Belief’s lone conqueror, Bayern, who defeated the Candy Ride gelding in the controversial Breeders’ Cup Classic, worked four furlongs in company under regular rider Martin Garcia in 47.60 with Bob Baffert watching with interest. “I’m really happy with the way he went,” Baffert said. Stablemate Enchanted Fortune was clocked in 47.80 . . . Secret Circle, headed to Dubai for the $2 million Golden Shaheen on March 28, worked seven furlongs for Baffert in 1:25.80 from the gate . . . Grazenette, nominated to next Sunday’s $100,000 Dream of Summer Stakes, worked five furlongs for Phil D’Amato in 1:02.20 . . . Mike Smith rides El Camino Real third-place finisher Conquest Typhoon for Mark Casse in next Saturday’s Spiral Stakes at Turfway Park, agent Brad Pegram reports . . .The Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Derby, to be run in three weeks on Saturday, April 4, was won 50 years ago on March 6, 1965, by supplemental entrant Lucky Debonair. Trained by Frank Catrone and ridden by Bill Shoemaker, Lucky Debonair would go on to win the Kentucky Derby, and in 1966, the Santa Anita Handicap . . . Santa Anita presents the world-famous Winner’s Circle BBQ Championship next Saturday, March 21, in its spacious infield.Taste delicious samplings from the masters of BBQ and watch a full card of Thoroughbred racing. Special packages are available at santaanita.com/events . . . Saturday, March 28, features the Grade III Tokyo City Cup on Japan Family Day, with the Ramen Yokocho Festival in the infield. For more details, visit www.tokyocitycup.com . . . The Sam Thompson Memorial Golf Tournament will be held March 23 at the California Country Club, 1509 South Workman Mill Rd. in Whittier, with proceeds benefiting disabled jockeys. Lunch, auction, raffle and golf will be available at $125 per golfer or $40 per person and includes steak luncheon, live auction and raffle. Sign in starts at 10 a.m. with a shotgun start at 11 a.m. in a four-man scramble. To register or for more information, visit thestfoundation.org. Felipe Valdez57811914%$260,578 James Cassidy57971016%$348,800 JUVENILE WINNER TEXAS RED BACK ON TRACK GREAT TEAMWORK MAKES A GREAT HORSECLASSIC WINNER BAYERN BREEZES HALF MILE Jeff Bonde2990331%$322,480 Richard Baltas58129421%$479,028 Richard Mandella4989916%$573,116 Mike Puype85712118%$362,436 Victor Espinoza14928292119%$1,857,856 Brandon Boulanger11165105%$212,346 Edwin Maldonado1021191211%$445,804 Steven Miyadi3275222%$214,740 (Current Through Friday, March 13) Mark Casse54105719%$777,168last_img read more

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End of Mandal era, says Bihar JD(U) chief Bashistha Narayan Singh

first_imgThe spectacular performance of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in Bihar was a result of not just the “Modi wave” but also of a new post-Mandal era of politics in the State, Janata Dal(U) State president Bashistha Narayan Singh says. Mr. Singh, who has participated in electoral politics in the State since the anti-Emergency movement, had been a Minister in the Lalu Prasad Cabinet between 1990 and 1994 before he resigned and joined the Samata Party. RJD’s downfall“These polls have heralded the end of the Mandal era in the State’s politics, with the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) drawing a blank and the NDA doing so well,” Mr. Singh told The Hindu. “Social phenomenon and events change with time and people’s demands also change, and people look ahead to what is better for them. Before 2005, Lalu Yadav [RJD chief Lalu Prasad] had made a strong coalition of intermediate castes, consolidated them and created an aspiration for power among these communities. Then after around 2005, they tried to accommodate Mahadalits and communities such as the Pasi community. The surprising thing is that from 2005 to 2019, they still believed that they could get to power just on the basis of caste arithmetic. They took Upendra Kushwaha (Rashtriya Lok Samata Party), Mukesh Sahani, aka “Son of Mallah”, and Jitan Ram Manjhi [Hindustani Awam Morcha] for this reason,” he added. He said that despite the fact that caste was still a “hard reality” of electoral politics in the State, governance and factors that transcended caste, such as the support of women the NDA got in these polls, were important factors. “The first variable was the reservation in government jobs and panchayats for women. Women started to feel they had a stake in public life, and the system that has delivered to them should be continued. Bihar, through seven phases, saw high polling among women — Purnea, Katihar, Kishanganj, Bhagalpur, Banka, Madhepura and Supaul, in fact, saw women having an upper hand in voting. The support base of women helped us transcend caste arithmetic,” Mr. Singh said.Prohibition impact“Prohibition, despite people’s reservation about it, helped women greatly. Bihar has seen a 50% drop in cases of domestic violence, according to reporting at police stations. The third factor was the 360-degree improvement in roads and electricity supply. In 2015 itself, [Bihar Chief Minister] Nitish Kumar had said if we don’t improve electricity supply, we won’t get voted back,” he said. RJD’s ‘miscalculation’The symptoms of this break in OBC consolidation came up in 2010, according to him, when Mr. Kumar won his second term. “And in 2015, when our vote joined an organised vote of Laluji, the RJD got 80 seats and that party tried to project that those 80 seats were all due to its own support base consolidating and that it could defeat anybody. They undermined our contribution to winning those 80 seats, and it boomeranged on them.” The 2019 Lok Sabha election , therefore, had definitely rung the curtain down on the Mandal era of a consolidated OBC vote bank, he added.last_img read more

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