Stoke boss Mark Hughes hoping to follow Southampton’s lead

first_img “Southampton have done really well in recent years finishing top-10, top-eight, top-seven, and we haven’t quite been able to catch them,” said the City boss. “But maybe this is the season we’ll be able to do that.” Stoke are rapidly becoming the top-flight’s latest away-day specialists with three wins, three draws and just one defeat on the road. They comfortably sat on Bojan’s third goal of the season, a neat near-post flick from Erik Pieters’ cross, and could have scored more but for some wayward finishing from Xherdan Shaqiri and Marko Arnautovic. “We are doing okay on the road and we need to keep it going,” added Hughes. “We have got a defensive platform which is helping us to get good results on the road. ” Swiss winger Shaqiri impressed again until he had to be withdrawn in the second half with a slight hamstring problem, but Hughes said the move was precautionary. “He had a little tightness and that was the reasoning behind taking him off when we did,” the Welshman said. “He wanted to go out and play the second half but it was important that we protected him a little bit, which is what we did. Bojan Krkic’s 10th-minute strike secured City’s first win at St Mary’s, and their first on the south coast in 35 years. Southampton have led the charge of the teams chasing the traditional top-six clubs in recent seasons, but Hughes feels this could be the year Stoke overtake them. “I was really pleased with what he offered us once more. You can see each game he plays that he is adapting and showing the undoubted qualities he possesses.” Southampton striker Graziano Pelle endured a frustrating afternoon, culminating in him picking up his fifth booking of the season for kicking the ball away. The Italian will now miss next week’s trip to Manchester City, and manager Ronald Koeman said: ” It’s all about the frustration of the player. “He was not playing well, he was not scoring and the team was not winning, but you have to control yourself always. “We have to accept it and we will play another number nine next week.” Mark Hughes hopes Saturday’s win at Southampton provides another step in Stoke’s progression up the Barclays Premier League table. Press Associationlast_img read more

Alumna founds youth mentoring organization

first_imgJulian Jenkins, the senior director of regional recruiting for the company Next College Student Athlete and avid supporter of The Big Homie Project, said he has seen how inspirational Diep has been to community members in the East Palo Alto and greater Silicon Valley area.  Diep said The Big Homie Project is unique in that it not only works to inspire the youth in the area, but it also allows adults to see the impact they can have on students’ lives without it being dependent upon monetary donations or other financial help.  Diep, a 2018 graduate, spearheaded the program The Big Homie Project, in spring 2019 to provide opportunity for a demographic that often falls through the cracks. The program aims to connect rising high school juniors and seniors in the Boys & Girls Clubs of America with a “big homie” mentor and help marginalized students enter career fields where they are often underrepresented.  Where there are gaps in academic and career achievement for underprivileged kids in the Bay Area, alumna Jacqueline Diep works to build bridges.  Diep’s desire to help underprivileged youth is inspired by her own story: After growing up in foster care and struggling with homelessness, she credits the mentors throughout her life for achieving her goals. Diep said she believes healthy mentorship is the biggest contributor to a student’s success and drive. Diep said exposure was the first step to fulfilling the achievement gap that many underprivileged youth face, but success in college and career pursuits is not the only goal of The Big Homie Project. The organization also prioritizes opening doors to new experiences and hobbies for the students, such as joining sports teams or going to recreational centers in the area.  “When you’re able to visualize and see someone who looks like you in a position or doing something that you might want to do, it’s more [easily] obtainable,” Diep said.  “There’s a lot of people that want to give back and a lot of people that like giving back to young people but may not just know how to do it,” Jenkins said. “So [Diep] gives them a platform because she’s actively doing it.” Jacqueline Diep created the program to give back to her community in the Bay Area after her own difficult childhood. (Photo courtesy of Jacqueline Diep) Makayla Miller, a senior at Palo Alto High School and a student in The Big Homie Project, hopes to study psychology or social work and said she has found great guidance in her “big homie” Auriel August, a Stanford general surgery resident. Miller said having a mentor who she can personally relate to and see herself in keeps her motivated and focused.  Diep’s search for adults to mentor students goes further than their success; she looks for mentors who come from similar backgrounds and demographics as the students she aims to help, as she believes representation is a key component for students to thrive.  Diep hopes that through The Big Homie Project, she can give back the mentorship she received and provide essential guidance for students just like her.  “For me, the monetary exchange is you and the position that you’re in and the fact that you can actually help a kid and you can change someone’s life without having to open up your wallet,” Diep said.center_img “When you see people on TV, you’re like, ‘Oh, that’s a one in a million chance that could happen for me,’” Miller said. “But when it’s someone that is in your community, someone that you can call on the phone and talk to if you want to, then it’s more like, ‘I can continue pursuing what I want to pursue and I can get to where I want to get because this person did.’” “Some of these mentorship programs [are] very generic and it’s like, ‘Oh, let me help you with homework or let me help you with college applications,’ but [our goal is to] peel back that layer a little bit more,” Diep said. “I realized that I would not be where I am at today, I would not be a high school graduate, a college graduate, let alone a USC graduate, had it not been for my social worker, my teacher, mentors, people who just really looked out for me,” Diep said.  “For most people who come from either underserved communities or come from the background I come from, we don’t talk about it,” Diep said. “It’s never ever a ‘poor me’ story because that will never ever get you out of the circumstance that you’re in. You have to be able to just push forward. And what I realized was that [with] a lot of kids in the community, especially East Palo Alto, I saw a mirror image of myself, basically.”  Diep said she is certain volunteering as a mentor for marginalized youth and creating networking and bonding opportunities for them is far more impactful than any amount of money could be.  “My goal is that every kid figures out a way out of a community like East Palo Alto,” Diep said. “Facebook is a few blocks away and you have all these companies that are a few blocks away and yet you have this community over there that’s struggling.” “Kids — if they’re not given exposure to certain things, they’re not gonna know what it is,” Diep said. “But through rock climbing, [Miller’s] confidence was built and she’s now a very advanced climber because of The Big Homie Project.”  “Yeah, of course you can give them money … but time and physically being there … there’s not much to replace that,” Jenkins said. Working at tech giants such as Facebook and Google, Diep said she would often get caught up in the day-to-day grind that defines the startup capital but wanted to extend herself further than just her job and give back to her community. Looking toward her immediate surrounding area, Diep centered The Big Homie Project on a demographic she felt needed the most attention — youth in East Palo Alto, a predominantly Black and Latinx city in the Bay Area that is often stigmatized as dangerous.  Rock climbing was never something Miller would have considered taking up as a hobby had it not been for her mentor organizing an outing to the local Planet Granite facility.  CORRECTION: A previous version of this article said that the organization name was Boys & Girls Clubs of America. It is the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula. The Daily Trojan regrets this error.last_img read more

Sumner County Sheriff weekly jail bookings: June 13- June 19, 2016

first_imgWellington PD6 Green, Amanda J26Wellington, KS300 W Bokin, Wellington, KSWellington PDOperate vehicle without liability insurance6/19/16 Martin, Jacob M31Wichita, KSSedgwick County Jail, Wichita, KSSumner CoFailure to Appear6/17/16 NameAgeHome TownLocation of ArrestAgencyChargesDate of Arrest Caldwell PD0 Ibarra-Calderon, Luis A23Wichita, KS501 N Washington, Wellington, KSSumner CoFailure to Appear X26/14/16 Hopper, Crystal A27Oxford, KS500 E Hillside, Wellington, KSSumner CoCriminal Use of a financial card, Theft6/13/16 Reynolds, Jessica J24Mulvane, KS610 E Hillside, Wellington, KSSumner CoProbation Violation6/13/16 Ingram, Bradlee J30Belle Plaine, KS508 E Industrial Dr, Belle Plaine, KsSumner CoCriminal restraint, Domestic Battery6/14/16         Ridens, Randy A Jr32Topeka, KSHutchinson Correctional Facility, Hutchinson, KSSumner CoConspiracy to commit Theft, Theft6/14/16 Bail Bondsman0 Armand, David J26Wichita, KS610 E Hillside, Wellington, KSSumner CoFailure to Appear6/14/16 Oxford PD1 Conway Springs PD0 Dear, Kieria M24Wichita, KS777 Kansas Star Dr, Mulvane, KSMulvane PDFailure to Appear, Possession of certain stimulant, Possession of hallucinogenic drug, Unlawful use of driver’s license6/16/16 Bookings Brown, Justin M31Wellington, KS117 W 18th St, Wellington, KSSumner CoMaking false information X2, Theft by deception X26/14/16 Pennington, Bruce C Jr39Wellington, KSSedgwick County Jail, Wichita, KSSumner CoDomestic Battery, Criminal threat, Theft6/15/16 Hargis, Nicole S23Wichita, KSOklahoma County Jail, Oklahoma City, OKSumner CoPossession of certain stimulant, Possession of paraphernalia, Probation Violation6/15/16 Taylor, Valerie L32Wellington, KS500 E 16th, Wellington, KSWellington PDTheft6/13/16 Wheeler, Tina L47Wellington, KS503 E 4th, Wellington, KSSumner CoProbation Violation6/17/16 Peters, Sarah G22Wichita, KS610 E Hillside, Wellington, KSSumner CoFailure to Appear, Probation Violation X26/17/16 Sumner Co23 Sumner Newscow report — The Sumner County Sheriff Office report for June 13 to June 19, 2016 weekly jail bookings are as follows:  KHP1center_img Total67 Sedgwick Co35 Monday 0600  to  Monday 0600  WEEKLY   BOOKINGS 6/13/2016 thru 6/20/2016  Durham, Robert B51Wichita, KS501 N Washington, Wellington, KSSumner CoServing Sentence6/16/16 Peters, Joseph D28Arkansas City, KSHillside and H St, Wellington, KSWellington PDDriving while license suspended, Unlawful registration6/18/16 Renfro, Anthony A51Wellington, KS610 E Hillside, Wellington, KSSumner CoServing Sentence6/19/16 Harris, Derek M27Oxford, KS302 S Michigan, Oxford, KSOxford PDDomestic Battery6/18/20161 Deffenbaugh, Zane J.D.22Winfield, KSButler County Jail, El Dorado, KSSumner CoFailure to Appear6/14/16 Humble, April N33Derby, KS501 N Washington, Wellington, KSSumner CoServing Sentence6/17/16 Lietz, Gilbert39Wichita, KSButler County Jail, El Dorado, KSSumner CoFailure to Appear6/14/16 Peters, Joseph D28Arkansas City, KS900 E Mill, Wellington, KSWellington PDDriving while license suspended6/13/16 Rayburn, Kevin M39Hope, KSEllsworth County Jail, Ellsworth, KSSumner CoProbation Violation6/18/16 Carter, Miles J33Wellington, KS300 S Birch, Wellington, KSWellington PDFailure to Appear, Domestic battery6/15/16 Bain-Kop, Dylan R19Wellington, KS610 E Hillside, Wellington, KSSumner CoProbation Violation6/14/16 Mulvane PD1 Kimzey, Robert J22Wellington, KS216 N Woodlawn, Wellington, KSSumner CoBurglary, Theft6/15/16 Ayers, Derek W45Oklahoma City, OK1400 E US 166 HWY, Geuda Springs, KSSumner CoDriving while license suspended6/18/16 Dick, Steven R68Caldwell, KS1600 S Anson Rd, Caldwell, KSSumner CoDriving under influence of alcohol or drugs6/18/16 Withrow, Jordan A24Mulvane, KS501 N Washington, Wellington, KSWellington PDDriving while license suspended6/15/16 Rabe, Terry48Wichita, KSI-35 MP 33, Mulvane, KSKHPPedestrian on turnpike6/18/16 Barber Co0 Belle Plaine PD0 KRGC0 Callaway, Curtis W31Wichita, KSOklahoma County Jail, Oklahoma City, OKSumner CoProbation Violation6/15/16last_img read more