Former Giant Harland Svare, Rams, Chargers coach dies at 89

first_img FOLLOW US First Published: 29th April, 2020 04:24 IST Last Updated: 29th April, 2020 04:24 IST Former Giant Harland Svare, Rams, Chargers Coach Dies At 89 Harland Svare, a starting linebacker on the Giants’ 1956 NFL championship team and later the team’s defensive coach while still a player, has died. Harland Svare, a starting linebacker on the Giants’ 1956 NFL championship team and later the team’s defensive coach while still a player, has died, He was 89.The Yampa Valley Funeral Home in Steamboat Springs, Colorado reported that Svare died on April 4 on its website. The New York Times was first to report the death.For many years, Svare also held the distinction of being the NFL’s youngest head coach at 31 years, 11 months. He was elevated from defensive line coach to head coach by the Los Angeles Rams midway through the 1962 season.Lane Kiffin of the Raiders and Sean McVay, the Rams’ current coach, subsequently were made head coaches at younger ages.Svare was a 17th-round draft choice of the Rams in 1953 out of Washington State. After two seasons, he joined the Giants prior to the 1955 season.In coach Tom Landry’s defense, Svare lined up at left linebacker, next to Hall of Fame middle linebacker Sam Huff. He started all 13 games in 1956, including the 47-7 rout of the Chicago Bears in the championship game. Svare also played in championship games loss to the Baltimore Colts in 1958 – the “Greatest Game Ever Played” – and 1959.The Giants’ defense of the late 1950s also included two other Hall of Famers, Andy Robustelli and Emlen Tunnell.Svare played in 89 regular-season games with 79 starts, including 70 games with 61 starts for the Giants. He had nine career interceptions and recovered five fumbles.When Landry left the Giants after the 1959 season to become the Dallas Cowboys’ first head coach, Svare took over as defensive coach and started every game. He retired as a player after the 1960 season and remained as the Giants’ defensive coach under Allie Sherman in 1961.With the Rams, Svare’s teams went 14-31-3 before he was fired following the 1965 season. He returned to the Giants as their defensive coach in 1967 and 1968 before spending the 1969 season working under Vince Lombardi with the Washington Redskins.In February 1971, Svare was hired as San Diego Chargers general manager. He added the head coaching duties with four games remaining that year. The Chargers were 1-6-1 in 1973 when Svare resigned as coach with an overall record of 7-17-2. He was fired as general manager after the 1976 season.Svare is survived by his daughter, Mia Anderson; two granddaughters; and a brother, known as G.O. His wife, Annette, was the personal secretary to the late Giants owner Wellington Mara, She died in 2008. COMMENT LIVE TVcenter_img Written By SUBSCRIBE TO US WATCH US LIVE Associated Press Television News last_img read more

Iker Casillas closes in on deal with Real Madrid which would see him move to Porto

first_img According the Madrid-based newspaper, Iker is ready to give up money in order to close an operation out of the club as soon as possible. In other words, Casillas will take a huge pay cut to join Porto.  Upd. at 17:15 What’s left to negotiate is the 15 million gross which the player will lose by leaving Madrid. What is clear is that Casillas and Madrid would like the situation tied up as soon as possible.  CEST On top of the money, getting a deal done quickly would mean Casillas would not have to report for Madrid’s pre-season tour in Australia. Iker Casillas could leave Real Madrid sooner rather than later. Marca have said that the goalkeeper is very close to reaching an agreement with the club which would see his contract rescinded.  Casillas is due to earn 6.5 million euros net this season at Madrid and 6 million the season after (25 million gross). The offer from the Portuguese club is 10 million gross over two years, which represents a 15 million loss. Sport EN 07/07/2015last_img read more

Smiles through the tears

first_imgBy Jade LawtonTEARS and laughter were two common themes at the Mackenzie Reid trivia night, held at the Garfield Hall…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Kootenay Lake Fishing Report — What better way to enjoy rain

first_imgIt’s time for the best fishing information from Kerry Reed of Reel Adventures Sportfishing. Despite one of the wettest October’s on record, Kerry has a way of getting the best out of a day on the water.Despite the weather in October, we managed to get out on the water almost every day.  I had good intentions of spending lots of time in the jetsled, however it was much more comfortable in the big boat with the furnace.  So, the majority of our time was spent on the lake.  Either way, at least we made it through the month and caught a lot of fish.  So, here’s the latest report………Kootenay Lake:Well, it’s been a numbers game on Kootenay lately.  Lots and lots of fish being caught.  Same size as the last few months, but they seem to be getting fatter.  Most of our trips have seen 10 – 15 fish coming to the boat, although we just had a crazy day last week with over 25 fish on throughout the day.  At least it keeps people busy. The average sizes have been between 2 – 5 pounds, with a few fish up to 10 pounds. The Bull Trout have been the bigger of the two species lately. We took part in the Nelson City Police Derby in October, and as usual, we had a blast. Lots of fish were caught and lots of fun was had.  This annual charity derby has always been a good one to attend, and this year may have been the best.  For those of you who missed it this year, you missed out on a fantastic Prime Rib Dinner and more door prizes than people this year. So, everyone went home with plenty of prizes.  Another job well done by the local police alumni.  Hope to see more familiar faces again next year! And now that November is here, there has been a break in the weather and people are starting to get out on the water again.  I’ve seen more boats in the past 2 days than I’ve seen all last month. Hopefully the weather is a bit more enjoyable for this month, and more people can get out and enjoy the active fishery. November has always been my favourite month in the fall for fishing.  So, stay tuned………….Columbia River: The river has produced some nice fish this past month.  Although, we didn’t get out there as much as we usually do because of the weather.  But, when we did, we managed to hook some good fish.  Walleye fishing continued to be good throughout October with some nice fish up to 6 pounds being caught.  I even saw a picture of a beautiful 14 pounder from last week.  Nice to see there’s still some big ones in there. The Rainbow fishery was also pretty good.  Some healthy bows up to 5 pounds coming in lately.  Hopefully the weather will allow us to get out there a bit more this next month.Kootenay Rivers and Tributaries: Bull Trout fishing was in full swing during October again.  And, as usual, there were some big bulls pulled out from the rivers.  Again, we didn’t get out as much as I would have liked, but when we did, the fish were rewarding.  Biggest Bull I saw was 15 Lbs, but lots of 6 – 12 pound fish were caught.  It was nice to have a few different options this fall.  A good change of scenery. And now for the next couple months we will probably spend most days on the lake, but when the nice weather days show up, we will definitely want to hit the river a few more times.What are they biting on: The Rainbows have finally started coming to the top, so we are catching a lot of fish on the usual buck tail flies.  Lately my favourite colors have been lucky numbers: 214, 215, 221, and 234.  Common colors of grey/white or black/white have been working best.  Mostly with the green crystal. We have also been catching a fair number of Bull Trout and Rainbows on the down rigger.  Magic depths have been from 100ft – 135 feet.  And my favorite lures have been the Highliner Flasher with a hoochie, or the Highliner Flasher with some of my new favorite spoons.  Gibbs Delta G-Force spoons have been a great addition to my tackle box.  Specifically the ‘Skinny G’ has been working best for me in the magic colors called ‘No Bananas’ or ‘Paddy Wagon’.  Check them out… On the rivers, we have been catching Rainbows on the fly and also on spinners tipped with a worm.  Or the bottom bouncer with worm has worked well also.  Our big Bull Trout have been caught on some big streamer pattern flies, as well as spinning rod with Gibbs Crocodile spoons.  Just have to put it in their face. That should about cover it for now. Until next month,Tight lines…………………………. Kerry Reed Reel Adventures 250-505-4963 www.reeladventuresfishing.comlast_img read more

Tottenham plotting £15m bid for Norwich City star Max Aarons

first_imgTOTTENHAM could bolster their squad by making a £15million move for Norwich prospect Max Aarons.The right-back has been a revelation for the Championship promotion hopefuls despite only making his senior debut in August.3 Tottenham are plotting a £15m swoop for Norwich star Max AaronsCredit: Getty ImagesA string of teams are watching Aarons, 18, with Spurs attending all of his matches and they are considering a formal offer.German club Red Bull ­Leipzig are also keen.Norwich are under no financial pressure to sell, having pocketed £33m for James Maddison and Josh Murphy last summer.Spurs’ only hope of signing Aarons next month would be to then loan him straight back to the Canaries for their promotion push.3 The right-back has been a revelation for the Championship promotion hopefulsCredit: Reuters3 Christian Eriksen has stalled on talks with Spurs over a new dealCredit: PA:Press AssociationMeanwhile, Mauricio Pochettino says Christian Eriksen is not ­distracted by the uncertainty surrounding his future.The star has 18 months left on his current deal and talks over a new one have stalled.FOES REUNITED Tottenham contract rebel Mousa Dembele wanted by Arsenal legend Thierry Henry at MonacoBut boss Poch declared: “Players like him are always focused on trying to do a good job.“Football is so dynamic and changing every day. We hope in the future, whether it is in the summer, January or the next few days, we can take the best decision for club and player.”Danish schemer Eriksen, 26, is likely to face Bournemouth at Wembley today after scoring in their 6-2 win at Everton on Sunday.But Pochettino may give midfielder Moussa Sissoko a breather due to the impressive emergence of youngster Oliver Skipp.The teen, who made his full Prem debut against Burnley this month, looked assured again when he replaced Sissoko in the 79th minute at Goodison Park.Poch said: “You feel safe when he touches the ball. He is only 18 but when he has the ball you can relax.“He may give us the opportunity to rest Moussa, who has played a lot of minutes.”Jermain Defoe finally handed League Cup winners’ medal – 10 years after Tottenham’s win over ChelseaJERMAIN DEFOE has been handed a League Cup winners’ medal… 10 years after Tottenham’s win over Chelsea.The now-Bournemouth front man helped fire Spurs to Wembley in 2008 before he left for Portsmouth one month before the final.Defoe scored once in the competition which came in a fifth round win over Manchester City.He appeared in five cup ties altogether, making him eligible for a winners’ medal.After learning that Defoe was never awarded one, the EFL ensured he picked up the accolade to add to his collection.Click here to read more.last_img read more

Brisbane International: Almost perfect Pliskova demolishes Cornet

first_imgKarolina Pliskova, left, beat Alize Cornet in two sets, 6-0, 6-3, in the final of the Brisbane International on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017. (Photo from Pliskova’s Facebook page)Brisbane, Australia — Karolina Pliskova stamped herself as a major contender for the Australian Open with a 6-0, 6-3 demolition of France’s Alize Cornet in the final of the Brisbane International on Saturday.The third-seeded Czech played almost perfect tennis in the first set, racing through it in just 18 minutes with the shell-shocked Cornet only winning five points.ADVERTISEMENT PH among economies most vulnerable to virus Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruption PLAY LIST 02:01Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruption00:50Trending Articles02:13Almost 90 rogue cops dismissed under Gamboa’s watch01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND Ginebra teammates show love for Slaughter Her groundstrokes were also devastating, often keeping the unseeded Cornet pinned deep in the court.As a result of the win, Pliskova will leapfrog Dominika Cibulkova to become world number five when the next rankings are released on Monday.She will likely be one of the favorites to win the Australian Open and go one better than her runner-up effort to Angelique Kerber at last year’s US Open.ADVERTISEMENT Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img We are young Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine Cornet didn’t get on the board until she held serve in the first game of the second set, which drew almost the loudest cheer of the night from the full house at the Pat Rafter Arena.But while the Frenchwoman recovered in the second set, Pliskova was far too strong and took the match in just 66 minutes on her second championship point.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad AliSPORTSWe are youngPliskova stands at 1.86 meters tall and has one of the most effective serves in the women’s game.She sent down four aces in the first set and three in the second and was able to serve her way out of trouble on the few occasions Cornet was able put any pressure on her. MOST READ EDITORS’ PICK Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes Senators to proceed with review of VFA NLEX upsets TNT for much-needed win View commentslast_img read more

Thank Your Teachers: Teacher Appreciation Week in NC

first_imgNorth Carolina teachers increasingly report they aren’t feeling appreciated when it comes to their paychecks in the Tar Heel State.According to a documentary produced by WRAL-TV in Raleigh, teacher pay has dropped by 13 percent in the past 15 years, when adjusted for inflation. While policymakers debate education funding at the state and local levels, the PTA is observing Teacher Appreciation Week this week. Kelly Langston, state PTA president, said caregivers are asked to show their child’s teachers how much they are appreciated.“Teachers certainly do what they do for the love of the teaching profession, not necessarily for the paycheck,” she said. “When we can say to them ‘We value you and we appreciate you,’ it really is especially motivating in a climate where they may not feel appreciated.”This week, parent organizations across the state are encouraging caregivers to send in thank-you notes, volunteer, offer gift cards and host meals for North Carolina teachers.Langston said supporting teachers with resources and even gift cards for classroom supplies is valuable.“I think human nature, when you feel supported and you feel encouraged, it just gives you that little extra energy to put into what you’re doing and to feel good about what you’re doing,” she said. “We all know we work better when we feel appreciated.”Gov. Pat McCrory’s proposed budget on K-12 education maintains funding at pre-recession levels, and nearly half of funding for pay raises is in the form of bonuses instead of a permanent raise. North Carolina’s per-student spending also is down by more than $500 in the current budget proposal, and textbook funding has been cut in half compared with pre-recession levels.last_img read more

Trent 1000 recovery plan hits snag

first_imgPhoto: Rolls-Royce A move by Rolls-Royce to minimize disruption caused by problems with Trent 1000 engines on the Boeing 787 has been set back.The UK engine manufacture indicated in August that its plans to reduce the number of aircraft on the ground due to the engine problems were likely to be slower than expected.This was because of the extra load placed on its maintenance repair and overhaul facilities by a faster than anticipated deterioration of the high-pressure blade in the Trent 1000 TEN engines.The number of aircraft on the ground at the time of the announcement had fallen below 25 and plan had been to reduce that to single digits by year’s end.However, Rolls confirmed Friday this would now not happen until the second quarter of 2020.The Trent 1000 has been hit by several issues.The first was sulphidation, a form of chemical corrosion,  on the intermediate pressure turbine blade.This is caused by pollutants that vary from airport to airport but can react at high temperatures found in a jet engine.Rolls introduced a new blade design featuring an improved protective coating to boost durability and says that almost three-quarters of the fleet has now been upgraded.A second durability issue with high-pressure turbine blades resulted in a new blade design in 2018.Further investigation also revealed that improvements were required for the intermediate pressure compressor (IPC) rotor blade. Under certain conditions, the blades could vibrate which caused a few of them to crack.READ: Vietnam Airlines crew fail to lower landing gearThe company is now installing a modified intermediate pressure compressor blade for package C engines that comprise about half of Trent 1000s family’s installed base.This also meant a redesign for the IPC blades for Package B and TEN engines.Earlier this year, it also found the reduced life expectancy for the high-pressure turbines on the TEN was lower than expected and began redesigning turbine blades.It has since found the life expectancy of some engines, roughly about a third of the TEN fleet, was even lower than first thought and blades needed replacing sooner, putting a further load on its MRO facility.In its latest statement, Rolls said that it decided after its August results to proactively accelerate intermediate pressure turbine (IPT) blade replacement for the limited number of Package B and C engines yet to be fitted with the final standard of IPT blade.“This has led to additional engine removals,’’ it said.“As a result, though we continue to work on further increasing our MRO capacity, these challenges mean that we now expect the return to single-digit level of AOGs on the Trent 1000 to be delayed until Q2 2020.“We deeply regret the additional disruption that this will cause our customers and we continue to work closely with them to minimize the impact on their operations.”last_img read more

2 days agoSon lauds Tottenham togetherness for Red Star Belgrade thrashing

first_imgSon lauds Tottenham togetherness for Red Star Belgrade thrashingby Freddie Taylor2 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveSon Heung-min says Tottenham showed immense camaraderie to thrash Red Star Belgrade on Tuesday night.With their backs against the wall following three winless matches, Spurs smashed five past the Serbians in front of their own fans.Son told BT Sport: “We as a team stuck together from the start. We wanted to win. It was an amazing job and amazing performance.”The ball (for my first goal) was great and the timing perfect, then I finished well. Not important only the goal, the way we played was the most important thing.”We have got a long way to go, some big away games coming in the Champions League. But we take it step by step, think about Sunday and Liverpool and then think about the Champions League again after that.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Digging his own grave

first_imgPublic opinion the world over, especially in Malaysia, is steadily going against the hate preacher and rabid communalist Zakir Naik over his increasingly divisive speeches made recently on the Malaysian soil where he is sheltered. No wonder he is labelled as the most hated person around. He has come to be noticed for his irresponsible and most current acrimonious statement that Hindus in Malaysia enjoy hundred per cent more rights in Malaysia than the minority Muslims in India. Such a provocative statement has sparked off a trail of protests. First to angrily react on Zakir’s outburst was the National Patriots Association (NPA) comprising a group of Malaysian police and armed forces’ veterans. They are more than visible in trying to build up pressure on the Malaysian government to deport Naik who is wanted in India for money laundering and other criminal offences. Naik’s unsavoury remarks have also offended a large number of Hindus living in Malaysia who constitute nearly 60 per cent of the Malaysian population. Also Read – A special kind of bondMeanwhile, Malaysian Minister for Human Resources, Kulasekaran disclosed (August 14) that Naik’s belligerent comments could have been aimed at creating a fissure in the multiracial nation in favour of Muslims. The minister even said that the Cabinet is expected to meet shortly to decide if Zakir Naik really deserves the status of a Permanent Resident. Naik has been showering praise on the Malaysian government for what he described its Islamic and fair treatment to the Hindu minorities. However, Naik exceeded limits when he called upon the ethnic Chinese settled in Malaysia to leave the country as they had come to Malaysia much before Naik came. This has stirred a hornet’s nest as the Chinese community constitute a very large number and they have been contributing substantially to the nation’s progress. Taking his (Naik) hate agenda that far led to the country’s Home Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin issuing a stern warning that anyone, irrespective of his or her religion, trying to disturb peace or tranquil will be dealt with very strongly under the provisions of law principally on hate monger’s address at the Malaysia Reverts Camp in Perlis. Also Read – Insider threat managementIn the meantime, the Bukit Aman or the CID (D5 – the Prosecution and Legal division) questioned Naik on August 16 under section 504 of the Malaysian Penal Code for intentionally causing insult and hurting religious sentiments and abetting breach of peace. It is relevant to mention that there are at least 115 people who have petitioned the police against Naik and the angst is on the rise. More significantly, the Malaysian government has banned Zakir Naik from addressing an event originally scheduled for August 16-18. This comes in the wake of his relentless tirade against the Hindus attempting to arouse communal passions in an otherwise peaceful country. It is important to do brainstorming as to what are the invisible factors that are emboldening Naik to come out with such acerbic and disparaging statements? Similarly, who are the players supporting him to be so unabashed in hitting out and singling out the Hindus? By deduction, it could be safely assumed that Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Bin Mohamad is personally keen not to deport Naik to India as he is under an impression that Naik could possibly be fatally targeted if he returns to India. He also fears, rather mistakenly, in the event of Naik’s deportation, he may not get a fair trial. His mindset remains prejudiced despite the fact that in the very recent past, at least four cabinet ministers have urged Mahathir to deport Naik. Judging by a warm and increasing bonhomie between Pakistan’s Imran Khan and Mahathir, in this light, it merits a deeper delving if Pakistan has any subtle role in encouraging Zakir Naik’s ongoing designs against India. In another related development, the UK has banned beaming of Naik’s Peace TV for describing gay people worse than pigs and also for calling upon that those who embraced a new religion after abandoning Islam, should be killed. These extreme statements compelled the British authorities to take such stringent measures as they amounted to a serious breach of existing broadcasting laws. British media regulator OFCOM intervened, banning the notorious Peace TV. Notably, this channel already stands forbidden in India, Srilanka and Bangladesh. With Malaysia considering action against Zakir Naik for his blistering communal and sectarian comments, he is losing his credentials rapidly and with an intensified Indian diplomacy, as noticed in galvanising global support in declaring Masood Azhar as the designated terrorist, it should not be difficult on part of India to drum up support with the Hindu and liberal support groups to create a favourable public opinion. It will then pave the way to facilitate Zakir Naik’s early deportation. The time is now when his position is vulnerable for his most acidic rhetoric robbing him of any sympathies. (The author is a retired IPS officer, a security analyst and a former National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister of Mauritius. The views expressed are strictly personal)last_img read more