How to…Understand and survive the serviced office shakeout

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Trojans dominate Gauchos in home opener

first_imgIt was a top-five matchup in the Uytengsu Aquatics Center on Saturday, when No. 4 USC took on No. 5 UC Santa Barbara. In the Trojans’ (12-2, 2-0 MPSF) first game at home this season after playing on the road for four straight weeks, the team took out the Gauchos by a final score of 14-5.Newbie · Freshman goalkeeper McQuin Baron continued his domination against the Gauchos, recording 12 saves. Baron now has 102 in his career. – Mariya Dondonyan | Daily TrojanUCSB opened the scoring with a 6-on-5 goal, but USC responded quickly with two goals of its own to take a 2-1 lead. The Trojans went on a 5-0 scoring run soon after, and their lead was 9-2 at the half. In the third, the Trojans and Gauchos split two goals apiece, making the score 11-4 at the end of the period. USC was in complete control in the fourth frame, scoring three goals to the Gauchos’ one.The last time the Trojans played UCSB, the match was much more contested and resulted in a 12-7 Trojan victory in the Kap7 NorCal Classic earlier this season.Head coach Jovan Vavic believes his team’s improved performance against the Gauchos is due to  differences in preparing for a tournament versus preparing for a single game.“I think we are a little bit more prepared today because when we played them last time, we didn’t know who we were going to play because it was dependent on what they did in the game before, so we really were not preparing for them,” Vavic said. “We were getting ready for any opponent.”In the first half of Saturday’s game alone, nine different Trojans scored each of the team’s goals. Vavic believes that sharing the wealth is key to his team’s success.“That is the strength of our team, and every coach likes to see more people score,” Vavic said. “Everybody knows [senior driver] Kostas [Genidounias] is our main guy, and everyone is going to try to shut him down, so having so many different people score was big. We hope we continue to do that.”It was a significant win for USC, but also for several of the Trojan players, including freshman goalie McQuin Baron. The last time the two teams played, Baron had a career-high 15 saves. On Saturday he picked up 12 more.Baron believes this success is rooted in his focus and discipline.“Every week I try and prepare as best I can, watch video on each shooter on their offense just what they’re doing, learn how they’re trying to play,” Baron said.Vavic is very happy with this rookie’s progress.“He did an excellent job today,” Vavic said. “He was very focused. He did a good job not only blocking the shots but making some good passes in the counterattack. Baron is a special talent. He’s the backbone of our defense. Very pleased with his performance today.”In addition to Baron’s big day, one of the game’s biggest moments came when Genidounias scored the first of his three goals and became USC’s second all-time leading scorer, breaking his tie with former Trojan Juraj Zatovic. Genidounias was humble about the achievement, however, saying that winning was his only priority.“Before the game it was on my mind, but it wasn’t as important as getting the win,” Genidounias said. “It was a team effort. I don’t score the goals by myself. Someone has to give me the pass, so it’s a good team effort and I scored a few goals, and I’m up there at number two. It’s good with me but not as important as winning.”The game was even more special because it was officially the first ever in the newly completed USC facility. Vavic was very pleased with the new arena.“It’s great,” Vavic said. “I think it’s a very special place now because it’s so beautiful, so perfect for water polo. We have been looking forward to playing here for a while now so it was exciting. You could tell our guys are excited the way they started the game.”USC will play in the SoCal Tournament hosted by UCLA next week. After Saturday’s win, the Trojans are confident they will perform better than they did in their last tournament, the NorCal Classic, which resulted in a fourth place finish.Genidounias believes he and his team can keep up the success they have had in the past two weeks.“We hope to go back to that tournament and have a better showing than in the NorCal tournament,” Genidounias said. “I think that now with all of our new players having a few extra games and learning the system, that’s a key for us for our new players to feel more comfortable in the system with each other. I think we’re going to be a little bit of a tougher team than we were in the NorCal Tournament.”Baron also believes that even two weeks more experience for him and his young team is invaluable.“I think we’re definitely more prepared now,” Baron said. “We had more time together. We’re a very young team, so we’re still learning how to play with each other and work as a unit. But we’re definitely coming together better day by day.”last_img read more

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DD LOCAL: RAPHOE COMMUNITY NEWS

first_imgRAPHOE NOTES WEEK ENDING 8th March 2013Raphoe Family Resource Centre “FIT FOR LIFE”The aim of this free 5 week programme is to develop a safe space for young people between 12-15 years of age where they will learn more about the issues which are affecting or may affect their life. Objectives of the programme include raising young people’s self-esteem, developing understanding of the complexity of feelings and the ability to manage them more effectively, enabling young people with knowledge about physical and emotional health and developing coping strategies for dealing with issues affecting their physical and emotional health. Through the programme it is anticipated that young people will recognize the relationship between thoughts, feelings and actions, appreciate differences in how people feel about things, being able to talk about feelings effectively, examine their actions and know their consequences, use “I” messages instead of “You”, which will help young people blame less and take responsibility for their role within relationships.Week 1 will focus on Physical Health-the dangers of smoking; Week 2-Emotional Health: Anti-bullying and Peer Pressure; Week 3-Physical Health: Alcohol and Drugs; Week 4-Emotional Health: Friendships and Relationships; Week 5-Physical Health: Stress and Anger Management.The programme starts on Wednesday 13th March at 7.00pm followed at 8pm by the usual Youth Cafe activities. For further information please contact any of the Youth Team on 074 9145796. WOMEN’S GROUPWomen’s group next meeting is due to take place 25th March at 8.00 p.m.MONDAY MORNING DROP-INThe Monday morning drop-in continues in the Family Resource Centre from 10.30am-12.30pm each Monday so why not call in when you are passing for a cup of tea and a chat or bring a newspaper or book and relax in a warm friendly environment. The Family Resource Centre has a book library and you can swop a book anytime you are in. We look forward to seeing youFRIDAY’S NIGHTS AT THE FRC:-The next Movie nite will be held on Friday 22nd March from 7.00 – 9.pm .Parents/guardians are very welcome to come along to help supervise. COUNSELLING SERVICESRaphoe Family Resource Centre is now in a position to offer a free and confidential weekly counselling service to the general public. This person-centred service will be for those experiencing Bereavement/Loss, Separation, Abuse, Mental Health Difficulties and issues around sexuality. It will operate on an appointment basis only. Contact 086 3601718 after 7.00 p.m.RAPHOE TIDY TOWNS APPEAL 2013Raphoe Official Bronze Medal Award Winner 2011 & Silver Medal Winner 2012. It’s that time of year again when we begin to think about Spring cleaning and tidying up. The Tidy Towns are seeking the help of our entire community as in past years. What can you do to help Raphoe for this year’s Tidy Towns Competition ? You couldKeep your area litter free, Remove weeds or overgrowth from boundary wallsPaint your homes/properties & Tidy your Gardens, Keep green areas well mown and tidyPut out hanging baskets or window boxes, Respect Wildlife & Recycle your wasteIf you own a derelict property please have it cleaned up, Donate paint, flowers or shrubs for the town.If you wish to sponsor bedding plants for the Summer it would be very much appreciated this year especially. A Sincere Thank You from the Committee, Supervisor & Staff of Raphoe Tidy Towns Ltd for all your help over the years. Together we can make Raphoe a better place to live, work, visit and play in, today and into the future.For further information on our work please contact the Raphoe Tidy Towns Office on 9145692.SPRING SALE & AUCTIONThe Spring Sale and Auction will be held in Carnone Hall On Wednesday 20th March at 7.30 p.m. Usual stalls and teas available.IRISH NIGHTThe Annual Irish Night will be held in Carnone Hall on Friday 22nd March. Dancing from 9.30 p.m. Music by Duntally Band. Admission €8.00 including supper. All proceeds in aid of Lifford Hospital.RAPHOE PLAYGROUNDRaphoe Playground Campaign are holding an Afternoon Tea with local entertainment on Sunday 24th March from 3.00 – 6.00 p.m. in the Deele College gym in Raphoe. Come along for a cupcake and a cuppa and a slice of Raphoe’s finest musicians and dancers. Admission is €5.00 and everyone welcome.RAPHOE SCOUT GROUPSpecial thanks goes to Donegal Mayor Cllr. Frank Mc Brearty for his very generous donation to Raphoe Scout Group from his Councilors Members Development Fund.FRIENDS OF LIFFORD HOSPITAL TABLE QUIZThe Friend of Lifford Hospital is running a Table on Friday 22nd March 2013 in Friel’s Hotel Raphoe. 4 per team entry fee €20.00 per team. Starting at 9.30 p.m. sharp. Great prizes on the night 1st prize Donegal GAA signed shirt. Please come along and support this worthy cause. Everybody Welcome.RAPHOE BADMINTON CLUBRaphoe Badminton Club’s Annual Badminton Tournament continues in the Recreation Hall with usual events run. Finals will be played on Friday 8th March. For further details contact Joe Magee 074 9145451 after 7.00 p.m., or Sammy Magee on 0749145444 or check out the Raphoe Badminton Club page on Facebook.RAPHOE BOXING CLUBOn Friday morning last the Raphoe Boxing club who have twined with the two-castles Boxing Club from Newtownstewart Co. Tyrone travelled to Connamara for a very successful residential weekend which was funded by the Donegal County Council’s Riverine Project. On Saturday morning the 19 strong party from Raphoe teamed up with the local boxers for a 2 hour squad- training session. The clubs travelled to the Lettermullen beach for kayaking for 3 hours in the afternoon before taking part in a a major boxing tournament on Saturday night and all 14 boxers from the Raphoe Club took part. On Sunday morning the boxers came up against the local footballers in a highly entertaining soccer match before returning home on Sunday night. A very sincere thanks goes to Catherine- Anne Kelly and Martina Fox of Donegal County Council for all their help. Plans for the Clubs forthcoming major boxing tournament are at an advanced stage and coach and matchmaker Gary Mc Cullagh has secured 14 star- studded contests to take place in the Cathedral Hall on Friday 15th March when everyone is welcome along with the action getting underway at 8.30 p.m. sharp.ST. MARYS GAELIC 4 MOTHERS & OTHERSTraining every Wednesday Night at 8:15p.m.If you are 18 years and over and would like to get fit, learn a new skill,have fun and meet new friends then this is the team for you!Please note that all notes should be placed in the box provided in Raphoe Post Office by a Thursday before 4.00 p.m. or alternatively can be dropped into Raphoe Family Resource Centre or e-mailed to [email protected] LOCAL: RAPHOE COMMUNITY NEWS was last modified: March 9th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:DD LOCAL: RAPHOE COMMUNITY NEWSlast_img read more

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