Krawietz: Klopp feels same about Liverpool as BVB, Mainzby Ansser Sadiq16 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool assistant manager Peter Krawietz believes that he and boss Jurgen Klopp found an instant connection with the club when they joined.Fans were unsure of what to expect of Klopp when he arrived, given the way his tenure at Borussia Dortmund ended.However, he managed to take the club to new heights, winning the Champions League last season.And Krawietz believes that part of the success is due to the incredible feeling that he and Klopp have for the club, which is similar to how they felt about previous clubs Mainz and Borussia Dortmund.”We always felt something like an identity with the club we were working for. In Mainz, it was our hometown where we grew up – so obviously it was easy because it was natural,” Krawietz told the Liverpool website. “We found this in Dortmund pretty quickly. And it is, and was, the same here in Liverpool. The more you learn about this city, of course adapting a little bit, and learn how people think and what they expect…of course, it helps if you have a little bit of success! “Then people can see from the outside things are going forward. This is what we always wanted. We thought the things we want to invent take a bit of time – a long-term idea – and we’d come somewhere where we’d try to make an impact for the whole club, something that stays for longer even if you are not here anymore. “Something which stays – not only trophies and a good time – and that it can go on. It worked in Mainz, it worked in Dortmund and I hope we are in a good way to do it as well in Liverpool.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say
Porch lights have been turning on across North America in honour of a New Brunswick teenager who turned a terminal prognosis into an online movement that inspired acts of kindness around the globe.Rebecca Schofield died of brain cancer in Moncton on Saturday evening at the age of 18.Hundreds of members of a Facebook group dedicated to her #BeccaToldMeTo movement said they were turning on their porch lights Sunday evening in her honour, in places like California, Texas, Florida and across Canada.“Porch light on in Arizona in memory of Becca,” commented Facebook user Cynthia Howard on a post that had been shared more than 2,200 times by Monday morning.Her supporters were also commenting that they would continue to carry out her final request and perform random acts of kindness — with one home daycare owner posting that she was offering her clients a week of free child care.“Becca your beautiful kind spirit will surely be missed on this earth but your legacy will live on. Thank you for giving hope back to humanity,” commented Facebook user Katelynn Draper of Campbellton, N.B.The Riverview, N.B., teenager penned a bucket list in December 2016 after learning her years-long battle with brain cancer had taken a turn for the worse, with doctors giving her only months to live.The list included some of life’s simple pleasures — playing with puppies, eating her dad’s macaroni and cheese — and one more altruistic request. She asked her thousands of Facebook followers to help her cross an item off the list by performing random acts of kindness and posting them online under the hashtag #BeccaToldMeTo.“I want to create a mass of acts of kindness,” Schofield told her thousands of Facebook followers.Her request soon went viral, with people as far away as Australia posting their good deeds to social media with the hashtag “#BeccaToldMeTo.”The campaign even attracted the attention of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who recognized Schofield’s “bravery, volunteerism and inspiring commitment to community” in a February 2017 tweet.Politicians including New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant and Federal Fisheries Minister Dominic LeBlanc have offered their condolences, and the New Brunswick RCMP tweeted that its flag was flying at half mast Monday.Former Ontario MP Eve Adams tweeted that she received two free coffees on Sunday in Hamilton and Ajax, Ont.“Both times the cashier told me the customer ahead bought my coffee because #BeccaToldMeTo. Of course, I paid it forward,” she wrote.Schofield’s family released a statement Sunday that said her supporters “gave her hope that all the good and the bad of the past three years had a meaning, even at times when that was hard to see.”“You gave her the profound blessing of knowing in her too short life that she had made a difference,” the statement said.“If the love of a community actually had the medical power to cure childhood cancer, we believe Becca would have lived forever. While that wasn’t possible, we believe the countless acts of kindness Becca and her family have received from a community of caring people literally around the globe has at least helped soothe all of our souls.”People post good deeds to Schofield’s Facebook page on a daily basis, celebrating acts ranging from holding the door open for someone to sending a box of bath items to Canadian soldiers in Kuwait.Thousands of dollars have been raised in Schofield’s honour, in addition to donations of food, clothing and blood.The New Brunswick government declared the third Saturday of September “Becca Schofield Day,” and kicked off the inaugural event in 2017.A celebration of Schofield’s life is set to be held at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Riverview on Wednesday, according to an obituary posted on the Cobb’s Funeral Home website.The notice said the family is asking that mourners donate to charity in lieu of flowers.Follow (at)AlyThomson on Twitter.
The Big Ten Conference released the 2017-18 men’s basketball conference schedule, giving Ohio State first-year coach Chris Holtmann his first look at a packed calendar, which features two games in December and home-and-homes with Michigan and Indiana.The Big Ten was forced to schedule two conference games in early December due to the conference tournament being played at Madison Square Garden in New York, the week before the NCAA Tournament is unveiled in March. Traditionally, the Big Ten tournament has been the final conference tournament to end before the NCAA selection show.Ohio State will open Big Ten play with a trip to Madison, Wisconsin, on Dec. 2 for its only date with the Badgers, which follows the Phil Knight Invitational in Oregon and the Big Ten/ACC Challenge game against Clemson. Then the Buckeyes play at home two days later versus Michigan.Holtmann and his team will play one game at home against Michigan State (Jan. 7), Maryland (Jan. 11), Nebraska (Jan. 22) and Illinois (Feb. 4), and they will play one game on the road against Wisconsin, Northwestern (Jan. 17), Minnesota (Jan. 20) and Purdue (Feb. 7).Ohio State’s conference opponents it will face twice are Michigan, Indiana, Rutgers, Penn State and Iowa.The Buckeyes have three consecutive road games from Jan. 14 to Jan. 20 followed by a four-game home stand from Jan. 22 to Feb. 4. Ohio State will end the season at Indiana, Holtmann’s third away game in four games. Sun. Nov. 5vs. Wooster (exhibition)Columbus Sat. Dec. 16vs. Appalachian StateColumbus Sun. Nov. 19vs. NortheasternColumbus Sat. Jan. 20vs. Minnesota (Super Saturday)New York (Madison Square Garden) Thu. Jan. 25vs. Penn StateColumbus Thu. Nov. 23vs. Gonzaga (PK 80)Portland, Oregon Sun. Jan. 7vs. Michigan StateColumbus Mon. Jan. 22vs. NebraskaColumbus Sun. Feb. 18at MichiganAnn Arbor, Michigan Sat. Feb. 10vs. IowaColumbus Mon. Dec. 4vs. MichiganColumbus Tue. Feb. 20vs. RutgersColumbus Fri. Nov. 24Florida/Stanford (PK 80)Portland, Oregon Tue. Jan. 30vs. IndianaColumbus Sat. Dec. 23vs. North Carolina (CBSSports Classic)New Orleans Thu. Jan. 11vs. MarylandColumbus Wed. Feb. 7at PurdueWest Lafayette, Indiana Tue. Dec. 19vs. The CitadelColumbus Sat. Dec. 30vs. Miami (OH)Columbus Sun. Jan. 14at RutgersPiscataway, New Jersey Fri. Feb. 23at IndianaBloomington, Indiana Sun. Nov. 12vs. Radford Columbus Sun. Nov. 26TBA (PK 80)Portland, Oregon Sat. Dec. 2at WisconsinMadison, Wisconsin Sat. Dec. 9vs. William & MaryColumbus Sun. Feb. 4vs. IllinoisColumbus Thu. Jan. 4at IowaIowa City, Iowa Fri. Nov. 10vs. Robert MorrisColumbus Wed. Jan. 17at NorthwesternRosemont, Illinois (Allstate Arena) Thu. Feb. 15at Penn StateUniversity Park, Pennsylvania Wed. Nov. 29vs. Clemson (Big Ten/ACC Challenge)Columbus Thu. Nov. 16vs. Texas Southern Columbus
August 29, 2011Congratulations to the July 24. 2011 workshop participants upon their graduation:[back from left]:Flavio Borrelli from Italy stays on for a graphics internship, Shane Renfro continues as a volunteer in construction, Laura Mancini and Sara Giorgetti from Italy.[middle from left]:Keith Travis, Georgia Belliveau, and Costanza Greco from Italy.[front from left]:hiding behind his graduation certificate is Aaron Lumpe, Kristalee Berger from Canada, Zoe Middlebrooks stays on to work in the bronze foundry.[not in the photo, also graduated]:Devon Gastineau, who originally came for 2 weeks, continues as a volunteer in construction.
20Feb Rep. Wozniak, Republican lawmakers unveil new caucus Action Plan State Rep. Doug Wozniak, of Shelby Township, this week joined his colleagues for a press conference outlining key principles and priorities that will guide House Republican legislation for the 2019-2020 legislative term.Wozniak underscored the continued commitment within the plan to reduce car insurance rates for all drivers, invest in our state’s roadways and stand up for the most vulnerable people in Michigan.“We’re at a crossroads where what we accomplish and prioritize now dictates how prosperous our state’s future can be,” Wozniak said. “We’re not only committed to paving roads here in Michigan, we’re also committed to continuing the economic comeback we’ve been experiencing over the past several years. This action plan leads the way for all Michiganders to live, work and raise their families.”The action plan also focuses on the following issues in the next two years:Building Michigan’s future through improved infrastructure, including public water systems;Protecting constitutional rights and religious freedoms;Meaningful criminal justice reform, such as protecting private property rights through changes to civil asset forfeiture, while upholding the rule of law; andPutting more hard-earned money back into the pockets of Michigan taxpayers.Since 2011, House Republicans have publicly outlined their priorities to improve government transparency and accountability. The entire action plan is available to the public at gophouse.org/leading-the-way. Categories: Wozniak News