APTN National NewsA young girl’s dream lives on after her untimely death.Youth from her home community are taking on her message of equality and the dire need for a school in her fly-in community.On Wednesday, a book was launched in her honour.APTN National News reporter Donna Smith has this story from Toronto.
Jameis Winston and No. 1 Florida State University had no problems defeating No. 20 Duke on Saturday night in the ACC championship game. In result, the Seminoles are headed to the VIZIO BCS National Championship.“This whole week has been very high emotion,” Winston said. “We wanted to win this championship so bad. We were looking forward to having an undefeated season.”FSU (13-0) are expected to play No. 3 Auburn in Pasadena, CA, on Jan. 6 after No. 2 Ohio State lost to Michigan State Saturday night. Winston threw three touchdown passes and ran one in, as the Seminoles routed the Blue Devils 45-7.The Heisman Trophy favorite, Winston, was 19 of 32 for 330 yards and threw two touchdown passes to 6-foot-5, 234-pound receiver Kelvin Benjamin.“The football field is our sanctuary,” Winston said. “Every time I stepped on the field, every time we stepped on that field, everything that happened outside of our family, it was just zoned out.”Remaining humble, Seminoles coach Jimbo Fisher told the media, “We’re not champs yet,” in response to “We Are the Champions” being played after their win.The Vizio BCS National Championship takes place on January 6 at Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, CA.
The Spanish manager has signed a four-and-a-half-year deal with the English Premier League side after his recent successAfter the great start, Watford F.C. has had in the English Premier League, the team’s coach Javi Gracia has been rewarded with a contract extension.The Spanish boss has signed a four-and-a-half-year deal with an option to extend it three more years.“We are delighted that Javi has agreed on an extension to his contract,” chairman and CEO, Scott Duxbury told the club’s official website.“From day one it was clear that Javi worked well with us and shared our vision of how to achieve success for Watford Football Club, and we are looking forward to continuing that work together for many years to come.”“I am very happy to extend my contract,” added Gracia.What to expect from Watford V Arsenal? Taimoor Khan – September 8, 2019 Arsenal are set to take on Watford this weekend and the game is definitely going to be quite a peculiar contest between two sides…“I am very proud at this moment to be part of this club and to belong here for more seasons.”✍️ | #watfordfc are delighted to announce Javi Gracia has signed a new four-and-a-half year contract with the Hornets!Details ⤵️https://t.co/YfMoWQ9bnn#GR4CIA pic.twitter.com/4HzS6NxOm7— Watford Football Club (@WatfordFC) November 28, 2018
Tottenham captain and goalkeeper Hugo Lloris hopes that 2019 will be the year where they finally claim some silverwareSince manager Mauricio Pochettino’s arrival in 2014, Spurs have grown into regular top-four finishers in the Premier League and they’ve reached the Champions League knockout stages for the past two seasons.However, Spurs haven’t won a trophy since their EFL Cup triumph over Chelsea in February 2008 – who they will face in the semi-finals of the same competition next month.Lloris, who captained France to the 2018 World Cup title in the summer, is hoping to change that come to the end of the season.“This [winning silverware] is what we work for,” said Lloris, according to Daily Mirror.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“We know we are in the Premier League and there are a lot of contenders, big teams, big players, and that is why we are excited to be here.“We are in the most competitive country, so we keep working with the same mentality and do our best.“We have shown in the past that Tottenham is very competitive and we are reducing the gap with the best.”Spurs, who dropped to third and nine points behind Premier League leaders Liverpool after a shock 3-1 home defeat to Wolves, will meet Cardiff City on Tuesday.
When it comes to grooming new leadership in defense communities, first-hand training and insights from others who have been in the trenches can often make a big difference between local leadership success or potential community confusion.The Defense Community Leadership Academy (DCLA) scheduled Sept. 23-25 in Washington, D.C., and co-hosted by ADC and Blue Star Families, is an immersive two-day learning and networking event to develop leaders and equip them with the latest tools and strategies for growing capacity to support military families at the local level.Instructed by leading service member and military family support experts, DCLA trains emerging defense community leaders to expand their leadership toolbox to nurture and improve the quality of life and community support systems our service members and their families depend on.Past attendees have praised DCLA for its impact on their networking and community leadership abilities. Brittany Boccher, the 2017 AFI Military Spouse of the Year, shares first-hand appreciation of DCLA’s training and networking value.“I have had the unique opportunity to attend numerous summits, conferences and academies and the Defense Community Leadership Academy was by far the most impactful,” Boccher says. “I’ve valued DCLA for providing networking opportunities with community partners around the nation, and for its useful resources to add to my toolbox as I assist in better serving my local and national military spouse community.”Boccher adds that DCLA lives up to its leadership development and defense community relationship-building reputation.“Most important, this academy was the first event I attended that was full of useful and legitimate information to truly make me a more successful leader,” Boccher says. “It was the best use of my time and it is important for the connections I made and relationships I’ve built through DCLA. It really needs to be mirrored throughout the military space. It focuses on the type of content that is useful, and that we can take back and put to work in our communities and outside of our communities,” she adds. ADC AUTHOR More information on how to apply for the upcoming event is available on DCLA website at: https://www.defensecommunities.org/dcla/.