City Council replaces concrete slabs

first_imgPrinces Street Petrol station service disruption Operations at the Infinity Service Station at Princes and High Streets is slated for full resumption as Georgetown Mayor & City Council (M&CC) workers on Friday replaced several concrete slabs that were removed to facilitate cleaning of drains.Workmen replacing concrete slabsGuyana Times was told that the drains around the gas station are about three meters deep so the slabs had to be moved. Additionally, it was posited that cleaning of drains is done in connection with the flow of tides and as such cannot be completed within a short timeframe.Earlier this week this publication reported that city workers on Tuesday left the area in a muddied state, much to the anger of manager Keshan Persaud.The proprietor had alleged that workmen advised that they would not put the concrete slabs back as they were only responsible for removing it. Persaud had further stated that his business was affected as only a very limited number of vehicles could enter to obtain gas.Guyana Times was informed Monday that a female worker without proper identification informed management of the gas station that these works would commence.When managers of the service station attempted to make inquiries of the works, the female worker reportedly asked them if they were attempting to tell them how to do their job.This publication made contact with City Council’s Public Relations Officer Debra Lewis who related that she was aware of the issue and explained that she spoke to someone who looked into the matter to have it rectified.The cleaning works are part of the overall preparations for Guyana’s Golden Jubilee celebrations in May. In 2015, the National Budget included the allocation of $300 million towards restoration of the capital city.last_img read more

GRA hosts 2-day tax complaint workshop

first_imgOfficers of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) Communication and Tax Advisory Service, met with business owners and residents Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) for a two-day Regional Tax Complaint Workshop.The workshop was held in the board room of the regional office, in Anna Regina. On Monday, the officers from GRA met with the Essequibo Chamber of Commerce and the business community and on Tuesday they met with the general public, including members of the Disciplinary Services.A section of the gathering at the Region Two Tax Complaint WorkshopPresenters were Fabian Clowes and Roopnarine Ramkishun, who both informed the participants of the new and existing tax laws, how to calculate your own tax, fill up tax returns and how to access online services.They also educated residents on the stamping of cigarettes and alcohol. A similar workshop will also be conducted in Lethem, Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo); Berbice, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) and Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice).last_img read more

CHIP can provide healthier lifestyle

first_imgResidents of northern B.C. willing to learn more about their own health, now have another tool to do so. A new resource on the Northern Health website is now available to those interested in informing themselves on factors that influence the health of residents of northern B.C.- Advertisement -The Community Health Information Portal, (CHIP), is a public health database. CHIP includes a wide range of information and statistics on factors that determine whether a person is healthy; referred to as “determinants of health.”CHIP’s purpose is to bring together information on factors such as living conditions, income, employment, education, food and personal behavior. Another important piece of information it provides is the ability to access high-quality integrated health care services.Some examples of what the website can provide include detailed profiles of 36 northern B.C communities, involving many First Nations communities, projections in ways northerners can develop cancer and statistics on injury and hospitalization.Dr. David Bowering, Northern Health’s chief medical health officer, believes that “real improvements in community health require partnership between people working in a variety of sectors.” Bowering furthers his point by expressing that “access to good information is an important component to effective collaboration.”Advertisement The Community Health Information Portal can be found at www.northernhealth.ca , by clicking on the CHIP link and anyone interested is welcome to explore it.last_img read more

Proclamation issued for General and Regional Elections on March 2, 2020

first_imgAfter much pressure by the international community, civil society and the Opposition in Guyana, caretaker President David Granger has issued two proclamations for the holding of General and Regional Elections on Monday, March 2, 2020.In a statement from the Ministry of the Presidency on Monday evening, it was stated that “the President, by the power vested in him by Article 61 of the Constitution of Guyana to, by proclamation, appoint the day for an election under Article 60 (2) appoints 2nd March 2020 as the day on which an election of members of the National Assembly shall be held.”The Constitution at Article 61 states: “An election of members of the National Assembly under Article 60 (2) shall be held on such day within three months after every dissolution of Parliament as the President shall appoint by proclamation.”According to the release, similarly, Granger has proclaimed March 2, 2020, “the same day as appointed under Article 61 of the Constitution for the holding of elections of members of the National Assembly, as the day on which elections of members of the Regional Democratic Councils shall be held”.Article 73 (2) of the Constitution states: “Elections of members of Regional Democratic Councils shall be held and the councils shall be dissolved at such times as, subject to paragraph (3), the President may appoint by proclamation.”On September 25, in his address to the nation, Granger had announced that after discussions with Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Chairman, Retired Justice Claudette Singh, the earliest possible date for the holding of General and Regional Elections would be March 2, 2020.Granger’s proclamation comes as pressure mounted on the caretaker coalition Government from the international community, the Organisation of American States (OAS) being the latest organisation calling for the issuance of a proclamation for the hosting of General and Regional Elections in Guyana next year.After almost a year of procrastination following his Government’s defeat in a No-Confidence Motion, President Granger last week announced the March 2, 2020 date for elections.It was only on Monday last that the Commonwealth urged the President to call elections immediately. Similar calls also came from the United States, British and European Union diplomatic representatives.Given the political situation that existed in Guyana, the silence of the Caribbean Community (Caricom) has been described as disgraceful by former Health Minister, Dr Leslie Ramsammy.On Monday, Dr Ramsammy said that one of the most frequently asked questions in Guyana today was why Caricom was missing in action and silent as a doorknob.The notable silence did not go down well with the former Minister, who added that Caricom officials were not really missing in action as they could be seen jetting around the world, showing up everywhere, talking about democracy everywhere except in Guyana, caring nothing whatsoever that democracy was dead in Guyana.He added that it was “shameful” that Caricom was begging the United Nations to intervene to stop certain nations interfering with Venezuela’s sovereignty, but had not said a word at the UN or in Guyana about the egregious violations of the Constitution in Guyana.In a rare utterance on the coalition Government’s conduct, Secretary General Irwin LaRocque had said a few months back that Caricom was keeping a close eye on proceedings in Guyana.last_img read more

Breast-feeding and obesity

first_img– Associated Press DNA reverses 200th conviction DNA evidence cleared its 200th person Monday, another milestone for a technology that has not only reversed convictions but has also prompted a more critical look at flaws in the justice system – from crime lab work to the way arson cases are investigated. The details of the latest exoneration are typically nightmarish: Jerry Miller served 25 years for a rape conviction and had already been paroled when DNA tests showed he could not have been the man who attacked a woman in a Chicago parking garage. What’s also troubling is how common these exonerations have become since the first reversal in 1989. It took 13 years to reach the first 100 DNA exonerations, but just five to double that number. ATLANTA – While breast-feeding has many benefits, it won’t prevent a child from becoming fat as an adult, says a new study that challenges dogma from U.S. health officials. The research is the largest study to date on breast-feeding and its effect on adult obesity. “I’m the first to say breast-feeding is good. But I don’t think it’s the solution to reducing childhood or adult obesity,” said the study’s lead author, Karin Michels of Harvard Medical School. The Harvard study, published online this week in the International Journal of Obesity, involved nearly 14,500 women who were breast-fed as infants and more than 21,000 who were not. – Associated Press Abortion, cancer link not found There is no connection between abortion and an increased risk for breast cancer, scientists reported Monday in a large study. There has been considerable debate about whether abortion, induced or spontaneous, is linked to breast cancer – a debate that might intensify with last week’s 5-4 Supreme Court ruling that suggested that an abortion procedure could be banned if it posed a risk to a woman’s health. – The New York Times Execution drugs called inhumane The drugs used to execute prisoners in the United States sometimes fail to work as planned, causing slow and painful deaths that probably violate constitutional bans on cruel and unusual punishment, a new medical review of dozens of executions concludes. Even when administered properly, the three-drug lethal injection method appears to have caused some inmates to suffocate while they were conscious and unable to move, instead of having their hearts stopped while they were sedated, scientists said in a report published Monday by the online journal PLoS Medicine. – Associated Press160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Thika, Chemelil Wazito go big on transfers

first_img0Shares0000Wazito FC head coach Frank Ouna shouts instructions during their KPL match against Sony Sugar at Camp Toyoyo on February 3, 2017. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 4 – Relegation fighting Thika United and Wazito FC have been the most active in the recently closed June Mid-Season transfer window, Thika leading the recruitment with 19 new players while Wazito and Chemelil have raked in 16 new players each.Quite absurd numbers for clubs in mid-season, but all have been caused by a massive exodus of players, the common denominator being tough financial times. It has been worse for Thika who have been forced to recruit all their 18 new players from the lower cadres having lost a massive number of first team players.Skipper Dennis Odhiambo moved to Sofapaka, Christopher Oruchum, Saad Musa and Eugene Mukangula moved to AFC Leopards while defender Samuel Mwanje left for Posta Rangers.The massive departures left them dented and they now have to fight for survival with a hugely inexperienced side.Thika United players hurdle together in prayer during their Kenyan Premier League 1-0 win over Wazito FC at Camp Toyoyo on May 6, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu“It is the situation we find ourselves in but we will have to fight with what we have. It is tough but we have to work for it,” Coach John Njogu, himself recruited barely two months ago said after his side’s 2-0 loss against Ulinzi Stars on Sunday.Perhaps the only ‘big name’ arriving in Thika is Derrick Nzosi who has been signed from Muhoroni Youth with the striker having had an unsuccessful stint at Mathare United. Experienced midfielder Hajji Mwachoki also returns to the side, but as a pale shadow of his former self.Former Sofapaka man Herritier Luvualu has also joined the side from second tier Bidco United.Chemelil Sugar have also followed the Thika United model having lost most of their players due to tough financial times. They have gone for new faces while also promoting three players from their youth team.The situation might be the same at Wazito FC, but the names that have landed on their team sheet for the second half of the season are slightly different. Head coach Frank Ouna has gone for a blend of youth and experience.“Most of the players we have signed have been more of a necessity rather than a need. When you lose 15 players from your team, then you have no choice. We decided to go for experienced players because of the situation we find ourselves in. They know what it takes to be in that situation and what needs to be done,” Ouna said.Edwin Lavatsa in action during their friendly match against Uganda’s KCCA. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAWazito have had an upgrade of sorts in their goalkeeping department, landing the signature of former Mathare, Tusker and Posta Rangers keeper Martin Musalia after he was dropped at Posta Rangers.The club has also landed Geoffrey Kataka, Jackson Saleh, Edwin Lavatsa and former Gor midfielder Erick Ochieng.Other notable inclusions in their second leg squad is Tyrone Owino who comes in from Sony Sugar having had stints at Bandari and Nakumatt, Derrick Onayngo from Mathare United and former Tusker FC left back Isaac Otieno.“I am confident that these players will help us get out of that zone. There’s only a three point difference between us and the 13th placed team. We just need to get into a winning mentality for the remaining games of the season,” the coach added.Meanwhile, Gor Mahia was the least active in the transfer window bringing in only one player. They have replaced Meddie Kagere who left for Simba SC with Burundian Francis Mustafa who joins them from Rwanda’s Kiyovu Sports.-Other notable transfersMathare United defender Lennox Ogutu shields the ball away from Sony Sugar’s Benjamin Mosha during their Kenyan Premier League match against Nakumatt FC at the Ruaraka COmplex on July 15, 2017. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluIn other notable transfer of the 33-day window, Bandari FC has raided Sony Sugar and made away with two of their attacking gems’; Benjamin Mosha and Yema Mwana.Sony on their end have raided neighbors Chemelil plucking off keeper John Waw, Kevin Wesonga and Collins Neto while Ezekiel Otuoma returns to the sugar belt after failing to make the crack at AFC Leopards.The club has also opened its doors again for striker Enock Agwanda who left the club at the end of the 2012 season to join Sofapaka. His journey then took him to Gor Mahia, Bandari and lately Ushuru FC.Four-time champions Ulinzi Stars have signed two players, Striker Elijah Mwanzia joining from Mathare United while Eugene Ochieng’s move is made official after completing his military training. He was with Sony Sugar previously.Geoffrey Kokoyo, Mark Bikokwa and Omar Boraafya return to the squad after completing various military courses.Relegation fighting Vihiga United have meanwhile signed striker Philip Muchuma from Chemelil Sugar while Morven Otinya joins from Nzoia Sugar. Vitalis Akumu returns to the Western region after an unsuccessful stint with Sofapaka while Stephen Wakanya re-unites with his former coach Mike Mururi after leaving Nzoia Sugar.0Shares0000(Visited 4 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Man living in a tent given suspended sentence for breaking wing mirror

first_imgCOURTS: A man who pulled the wing mirror of a Ford Transit van has been given a suspended sentence at a sitting of Letterkenny District Court. Gerard O’Connor, 56, has no fixed abode, and is currently living in a tent in Buncrana. In what was an extremely sad case, the court was informed of how O’Connor had chronic problems with alcohol and needed urgent help to address the issue.He appeared in court in relation to a charge of criminal damage on March 21st at the Euro-Spar car park in Buncrana.Sergeant Paul Forrestal, of Buncrana Garda Station outlined the details of the case to the court.Sergeant Forrestal said, “On March 21st, Gardaí on patrol in the area were informed that a wing mirror had been pulled of a Ford Transit van in the Euro-Spar car park in Buncrana.“They later found the person responsible nearby, who was in an extremely intoxicated state.“The cost of replacing the wing mirror was €150.”Solicitor for the defendant Patsy Gallagher told the court of the severe alcohol problems his client has.“My client is 56 years of age, he’s currently single, and is living in a tent in a Buncrana.“He’d be well known to Gardaí, and he’s got serious, serious issues with alcohol.“He gets his social welfare and basically goes and buys alcohol, he gets on a bus and is regularly seen in Buncrana, Letterkenny and Falcarragh.“When he heads to these towns he usually sleeps rough there overnight, it’s a very sad case.“He has self-harmed before as well, he had an extremely difficult upbringing as a child.“He needs help, he’s got no other addictions, but as my father would say he’ll wake up dead some day.“He gets a fine, doesn’t pay it, and ends up in Castlerea for a few months, then repeats the cycle all over again.Judge Alan Mitchell suggested the defendant be assessed by the probation services, but Gardaí Forrestal responded by saying ‘That would be a waste of time to be honest judge.”Gardaí Forrestal also added that it was a sad case and a very difficult one to deal with.The defendant was in an agitated state and several times made outbursts to the court, he was told to sit down on several occasions by both the Gardaí and his solicitor Patsy Gallagher.At one point he said, “I don’t want anybody talking about me anymore, that’s it, I’ll pay for it, that’s it.“I’ve been off the drink for four days before Judge, but nobody will listen to me.”Judge Alan Mitchell told the court, “This is a very unfortunate and sad case, it’s clear he needs to seek the help of the addiction services.“I’ll impose a sentence of three months for the criminal damage charge, which will be suspended for twelve months.“He has to attend his GP and be sent to see the addiction services to deal with his severe problems with alcohol.“He has nine months to pay back the cost of the damage which is €150.“It’s a very difficult situation and he needs help, however, if he doesn’t seek the help of his GP and the addiction services he may well be sent to prison for the three months.”Man living in a tent given suspended sentence for breaking wing mirror was last modified: August 11th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:courtscriminal damagefinegerard O’ConnorhomelessmannewsTentlast_img read more

DDTV: BOY RACERS USING DONEGAL BEACH FOR RALLYING

first_imgDDTV: BOY racers have filmed themselves rallying a car on a Co Donegal beach. The short clip – posted on YouTube – shows a Toyota Corolla speeding along the beach before going over a hump..to the cheers of onlookers.“I came across this on YouTube today and just thought ‘what are we going to do about boy racers’,” said a donegaldaily.com reader.“We need to sit these boys down and talk to them; educate them that this sort of behaviour is just so wrong.”LEAVE YOUR COMMENT BELOW © 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law. Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.com  DDTV: BOY RACERS USING DONEGAL BEACH FOR RALLYING was last modified: January 31st, 2012 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:DDTV: BOY RACERS USING DONEGAL BEACH FOR RALLYINGlast_img read more

HARPS FACE SHELS IN LEAGUE WARM-UP FOR CUP CLASH

first_imgWith just three league games remaining, Finn Harps will have one eye on next week’s FAI Cup semi-final when they host promotion chasing Shelbourne at Finn Park on Friday evening (kick-off 8pm).Despite reaching the semi-final of the Cup, it’s been a disappointing few weeks for Harps in their league campaign as they have watched their slim play-off hopes fizzle away after a trio of defeats against Cobh Ramblers, Shamrock Rovers ‘B’ and Galway FC.With all his eggs in one basket now in terms of getting something out of the season, Harps manager Ollie Horgan will be using Friday’s game against Shelbourne and the game against Wexford next Tuesday as preparation for the Cup semi-final next week against St. Patrick’s Athletic at Richmond Park. “Shelbourne will be a great preparation match before the Cup semi-final,” said Horgan. “While they are behind the standard of St.Pat’s, which isn’t an insult to any team, they play a similar type of game, keeping possession with a great range of passing.”Last weekend Harps suffered their biggest defeat of the season when they lost 3-0 against Galway in Terryland Park. Horgan said that his side got exactly what they deserved from the game.“Galway were the better side on Friday,” he said. “They played good football as they always try to do.“We didn’t deserve anything out of the game with the amount of mistakes we made. While we can use the excuse of two tough games in the previous six days, I still think Galway would have beaten us in the manner they went about their business.” Horgan knows Friday’s game at Finn Park is going to be another tough affair for his charges.“We try to get something out of every game but that hasn’t happened in last three league games. Shelbourne, like Galway play great football, with Gary Dempsey setting play up and the pace and ability of the likes of Dylan Connolly getting into crucial areas.Harps will have to plan without the injured duo of Darragh Black and Packie Mailey. Aside from that, Horgan has a full squad to choose from.Harps have failed to beat Shels in any of the three previous meeting this season. The first meeting at Tolka Park finished in a 2-0 victory for the home side, but the most recent two games have seen 1-1 stalemates. HARPS FACE SHELS IN LEAGUE WARM-UP FOR CUP CLASH was last modified: September 25th, 2014 by StephenShare 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:finn harpsShelbournelast_img read more

Daily focus key to N.D. success

first_img That’s how Rooney can comfortably approach a season like this one when he had to replace all but four starters from last year’s 14-0 team. In fact, Green wasn’t able to play in Notre Dame’s opener against Westlake last Friday because of an injured hand. That meant sophomore Dayne Crist had to start. Most coaches would fret over a situation like that. Not Rooney. He already knew before the first snap of the season that he could replace departing players with capable ones, including Crist, who threw for 128 yards in a 45-20 victory over the Warriors. “It’s hard to imagine any practices being as intense and as competitive as ours,” running back Rodney Glass said. “You see (non-starters) getting better and better every day because they’re practicing every day against other really good players. That’s how you can rebuild so quickly. Guys are ready to go.” Still, the type of success Notre Dame is achieving can’t be explained away by really hard and competitive practices. Consider this: Notre Dame last tasted defeat in a 24-21 loss to St. Paul of Santa Fe Springs on Oct. 16, 2003. Their win streak is the longest active streak in the Southern Section and currently the state’s third-longest active streak, behind Central Catholic of Modesto (51) and Central Valley Christian of Visalia (24). Notre Dame has won three consecutive Southern Section titles. Oaks Christian of Westlake Village is the only other Southern Section team to enter this season having won two titles in a row. Paraclete of Lancaster owns the region record by winning five in a row between 1997 and 2001. The Knights are ranked No. 3 in the state by Cal-Hi Sports (behind Mission Viejo and Clovis West) and No. 22 in Student Sports National Fab 50 poll. Since the beginning of the decade, they are 63-4-1 (.926). Only St. Bonaventure of Ventura (70-3, .959), Mission Viejo (68-4, .944) and Sutter (57-4, .934) have better winning percentages in the state during that time. That’s excellence. “To me you have to take a real hard look at our coaching staff, because they do an incredible job of preparing us,” Glass said. “As a result, when we step on the field, we already feel we have an advantage.” Rooney has been the coach at Notre Dame for 25 years and led the Knights to four Southern Section titles. Assistants like Joe McNab and Jeff Kraemer have been with him the entire time, and his lower level coaches on the JV and freshman teams have been together for a number of years. As a result, there are few surprises, even when a young player gets promoted from a lower-level team to varsity, as Green did as a freshman and Glass did as a sophomore. “I know that our (lower-level) coaches do such a good job in preparing these guys,” Rooney said. “That’s a nice comfort level to have. We’re all on the same page.” It’s also a staff that pays attention to small details. Notre Dame wins plenty of games with blowout scores, but over the years the Knights have shown an uncanny ability to win close games. So often those narrow wins came down to a key special teams play like a blocked punt or a long field goal. Two years ago Notre Dame took control of its Southern Section championship game against Palmdale when K.C. Croal blocked a 51-yard field goal attempt and Jimmy Welker scooped up the loose ball and returned it 59 yards for a touchdown. What seemed like a lucky bounce was actually a well-rehearsed play. The Knights had detected a weak link in Palmdale’s field goal blocking scheme that week in practice and schemed to exploit it. “I know for a fact nobody practices special teams more than we do,” said kicker Kai Forbath, the latest in a long line of quality kickers at Notre Dame. “It’s a very big point of emphasis for us.” Forbath has benefited from the extra attention. His 130 kicking points are a state record and second all-time nationally. Again though, nobody does what Notre Dame does by simply practicing better and paying more attention to details. There has to be more. We don’t take things for granted because we know how elusive things like championships are,” Green said. Just look at this history of this program.” Maybe Green is on to something here. Notre Dame started playing football in 1950 but didn’t win its first championship until 1994. That was Rooney’s 15th season. “It took a long time to get that first one,” Rooney said. It didn’t take as long to get the second – eight years – but the pain Notre Dame experienced in upset, championship-game losses to Camarillo (1996) and Arroyo Grande in 1997 made it a more excruciating wait. The two losses came during running back Justin Fargas’ magical Notre Dame career. “You have to appreciate winning championships because every one is hard to get,” Glass said. “Anything can happen along the way.” It’s a simple reminder Rooney drives home to the Knights every season. He speaks from experience, and the message gets through loud and clear. “Focus on the next game, and don’t think too far ahead,” Green said. “The minute you start looking too far ahead, you’re asking for trouble.” —Staff Writer Vincent Bonsignore covers high schools for the Daily News. His column appears on Saturday. He can be reached at (818) 713-3612 or vincent.bonsignore@dailynews.com. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 If that happens Green will leave high school with a record of 39-1 as a starting quarterback, and the hushed excellence that personifies Notre Dame football will continue its quiet tap dance into history. “Hold on,” Green said cautiously. “Let’s not get ahead of ourselves. We still have a long way to go before even thinking along those lines. Don’t get me wrong though, we have definite goals for ourselves.” With that, Green answered the question without even answering it. At Notre Dame, it’s not just a season-to-season thing or even a game-to-game thing. It’s literally a day-to-day thing. The difference is the Knights keep one eye focused on the present and another on the immediate future. This is a place where coach Kevin Rooney presides over practices that are often more competitive than actual games. The intensity of these workouts serves two purposes. The first is to prepare starters for the next game, the other is to develop backups into future starters. Notre Dame running back Rodney Glass (21) attributes his team’s success to an all-inclusive effort during workouts.Daily focus key to N.D. successThe first person you go to for answers about a football team is the quarterback. Something about crouching behind another man and accepting a snapped ball play after play seems to qualify these guys to gauge the pulse of a team. So Garrett Green wasn’t the least bit surprised when asked to define the reasons he might walk away this year from his four-year varsity career at Notre Dame of Sherman Oaks having tasted defeat just one time. center_img Better yet, the question of how the quaint Notre Dame program continues to produce championship teams year after year despite rebuilding its entire starting roster almost every single summer. Green and the Knights took 24 straight wins into Friday’s game against Palmdale. Of those, three came in Southern Section championship games. If they can attach 13 more wins to that total it won’t just add up to a startling 37 straight, it will also mean a fourth straight Southern Section championship. last_img read more