Partnering with the BS3 Community at the Southville Centre, the new format of the social inclusion programme will be supporting many over 55’s challenged by social isolation, loneliness and those living with dementia – many of which will be living firmly within the shadow of Ashton Gate Stadium.Golden Memories offers sporting reminiscence, light physical activity and social interaction opportunities in a range of locations and settings across Bristol, with fortnightly sessions at the Southville Centre every other Tuesday and Wednesday.Programme manager Kris Tavender adds further details to the sessions: “Our sessions offer a range of ways for participants to engage, as we feel variety and choice is key for everybody, regardless of age or social challenges.“In BS3 we offer a sports chat-shop every other Tuesday, and also a light physical activity session on the Wednesdays. We wrap everything up with tea, coffee and biscuits – and a simple chance to share and be heard by others. We want our participants to feel safe, and above all feel valued”Southville Centre sessions:Sports chat – Tuesdays 2-4pm fortnightly, starting October 8thLight activity – Wednesdays 2-4pm fortnightly, starting October 2ndFor further information regarding #GoldenMemories contact programme manager [email protected]
Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin disagrees with the officials call during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, in College Station, Texas. (AP Photo/Bob Levey)TUSCALOOSA – Defensively, Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin sees the “status quo” when breaking down that side of the ball for Alabama.“When you look at them, they’re big first of all, and they’re fast,” Sumlin told reporters during his Tuesday news conference, according to the school’s official website. “On the front, they’ve got three guys starting that are over 300 pounds. (Reggie) Ragland is all over the place. He gets them lined up. Just a heck of a linebacker that is really kind of the leader. A lot of NFL players on this field.”Sumlin and Texas A&M (5-0, 2-0 SEC) get their shot at Alabama (5-1, 2-1 SEC) on Saturday in College Station at 2:30 p.m. on CBS.Sumlin said the first stat that jumps out is how Alabama’s defense leads the country in three-and-outs. Alabama’s defense has forced 29 three-and-outs in the past three games to move the unit into a tie for first place nationally at 6.83 per game (tied with Marshall). On the season, Alabama has forced a three-and-out on 41-of-92 drives (44.6 percent), including 29-of-48 in the past three games (60.4 percent).“The first thing you better do is get a first down instead of worrying about the other part of it,” Sumlin said. “They’ve been very, very stout. Kirby Smart does a great job. They’re well coached. They know what they are doing. They’re aggressive, and they’re hard to move up front. It’s status quo for an Alabama defense.“I think one of their players said they’re the best defense in the country. It’s hard to argue that they’re not.”Texas A&M offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Jake Spavital said the key will be to get creative when attacking Alabama’s defensive front so the offense can have balance. Spavital said Alabama’s front is “probably one of the best in the country” and that the Aggies know the task at hand.“We have to find ways, unique ways, to (run) the ball if it’s on the perimeter or if it’s running up the middle, but we have to be a little more innovative than what we’ve had,” Spavital said. “I think the plan that (Offensive line/run game coordinator) coach (Dave) Christensen’s got in the run game is going to be pretty good versus these guys.”Texas A&M is seventh in the SEC with an average of 188 yards per game (4.72 yards per carry).Alabama is holding opponents to 77.33 yards per game and 2.61 yards per carry. Both of those are No. 1 in the SEC and rank No. 4 and No. 5 in the nation, respectively.Sumlin said he and the team stressed the importance of being physical to the players all offseason. Sumlin noted the Aggies last two games – Arkansas and Mississippi State – as two contests that were “extremely physical” while adding that he thought the players “handled it a lot better this year” than a year ago, particularly the Mississippi State game, when it comes to the physicality of Texas A&M’s running game.“That’s where this league is. Our goal is to do that,” Sumlin said. “I don’t know how you’d rate them. But are we more physical? Yes. Are we better? Yes. How much? I guess we’ll find out Saturday.”
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Hibernian defender Darren McGregor says his teammates would be crazy to leave Easter Road at the end of the season.Seventeen members of Neil Lennon’s Championship-winning squad could depart in the summer at the end of their contracts.McGregor wants to stay at the club and has urged the Hibs hierarchy to add quality to the existing team for their Premiership campaign next season.“I’ve said numerous times before that I’d like to stay,” the defender said. “I think the contracts were offered before we got promoted and they were on the premise of being promoted so obviously after getting this game out of the road it’s time to sit down and talk. “I think for a lot of the guys, you only have to look at the infrastructure of Hibs and the support we’ve had all year.“You’d be crazy to go to any other club in Scotland.“There’s only a couple in Scotland, to be honest, that would outdo us in terms of the attendances but in terms of the infrastructure, East Mains and Easter Road I think it’s a great club to be at so there would be no reason why you would want to go anywhere else.”Hibernian’s defence of the Scottish Cup ended with defeat to Aberdeen in the Hampden semi-final on Saturday and McGregor said that a long run in the competition added to league success made for a satisfying season, even if they were disappointed to lose at the national stadium. He looked ahead to the summer and said that fresh faces could blend with the current stars to keep the side progressing.He said: “I think if you look at the core of players here just now we would definitely be capable of competing in the Premiership but obviously Hibs fans, and the board, will demand that we don’t just compete but finish top six or top four.“To do that you need to bring in quality players to add to that but also to give the guys that are here the incentive to go out and do their best every week knowing that there’s someone chomping at the bit wanting your spot.“That’ll be taken care of, I’m sure. Obviously Leeann Dempster is a forward-thinking chief executive so she’ll sort that out come next season.”
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West Ham boss Pellegrini coy over season targetby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveWest Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini is coy over their season target.Skipper Mark Noble says they should be going for the top six.Pellegrini said, “I never say what our team target is for the season. I think though, that if pundits have those feelings, maybe it is because the team is showing in games, we are able to do that. “Our duty as a team is not to hear what happens, it is to play every game and demonstrate we are able to do it. “We know we have a very strong team to play and we have a good test against Manchester United and we will try to beat them. That would be the only way to arrive in the top six position, by demonstrating in every game we can do exactly that.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Royalty to attend Man Utd v Liverpool clashby Paul Vegas6 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveNorwegian King Harald V will be at Old Trafford tomorrow.While a fan of Tottenham, King Harald will attend Manchester United’s clash with Liverpool to support Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.Harald was delighted when the Norwegian was named manager of United last season.”It’s impressive. Really,” stated Harald. “I hope with all my heart that he succeeds.”
Mumbai: Top seed Urwashi Joshi of Maharashtra overcame a shaky start to defeat unseeded Amita Gondi of Telangana and advance to the quarterfinals of the 44th Maharashtra State Senior Open Squash Tournament being played here on Sunday. Joshi won 9-11, 11-8, 11-8, 11-4. Second seed Tanvi Khanna of Delhi outplayed unseeded Subhadra Sony 11-1, 11-0, 11-0 to advance to the quarterfinals. Meanwhile, Nikita Agarwal of Maharashtra, who is seeded in the [5/8] bracket was made to work hard for her win against unseeded state-mate Aakanksha Yadav. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh After losing the first two games tamely, Aakanksha raised her game to take the next two games and level the scores. Nikita managed to pull herself back to take the last game 11-5 and the match 11-7, 11-4, 5-11, 8-11, 11-5 to advance to the quarter-finals. In the Men’s Open, junior Yash Fadte and Rahul Baitha soldiered on to make it to the quarterfinals. While Yash Fadte made short work of an unseeded Parth Bhatia, Rahul Baitha upset an higher-ranked Ranjit Singh of Services defeating 11-1, 11-7, 8-11, 11-9 to advance to the quarters. Top seeds Mahesh Mangaonkar and Abhishek Pradhan remain strong contenders for the title as they notched straight games wins to blaze into the quarters.