It’s been a journey for Maguire from England fan to player

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “I hope (it has) given him a lot of belief,” Southgate said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ England’s Harry Maguire argues with a lineman during the group G match between Tunisia and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Volgograd Arena in Volgograd, Russia, Monday, June 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)VOLGOGRAD, Russia — Two years ago during the European Championship, Harry Maguire was a fan in France watching his beloved England. Now, he’s the first Leicester City player to represent the country at the World Cup since Gordon Banks, England’s great goalkeeper during its one and only triumph in 1966.That’s some turnaround, especially as Maguire only made his international debut last October and plays for a team that hovered in the middle of the Premier League for most of last season. It’s fair to say that, unlike the majority of his England teammates, the softly-spoken Maguire hasn’t played in the really big games, domestically or in Europe.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Blatche, Abueva ‘not in game shape’ ahead of Taipei duel Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View comments Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Maguire said getting the late winner could prove to be a bigger positive for the England lineup than winning the game by a comfortable margin.“We’ve shown great belief,” he said. “We should have been out of sight at halftime.”Maguire is exactly the kind of player coach Gareth Southgate wants in his ranks — young and unburdened by the failures of the recent past — as he seeks to change the narrative around the English national team following an era of underperformance.“I think his potential is huge,” Southgate said. “He is probably the one player — him and (goalkeeper Jordan) Pickford — who haven’t played in cup finals or big-stage Champions League games. Maybe for him it was more of a voyage of discovery (against Tunisia) than for some of the others. He has great composure, he has really defensive qualities … And he’s got a really lovely calm temperament.”Maguire’s experience against Tunisia will surely help for tougher matches to come.ADVERTISEMENT Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 “It’s been a strange but very exciting time over the last few years and something that I’m ever so proud of,” Maguire said on the eve of the tournament.England’s World Cup opener against Tunisia in Volgograd was the biggest match the 25-year-old defender has ever played.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownAnd he more than passed the test, reinforcing his position in the starting lineup for England’s next Group G match against Panama.After some early nerves, he grew stronger during the match and defended solidly. And he was a presence in attack, not least in the lead up to the goal that gave England its 2-1 victory. It was from Maguire’s headed pass that the other Harry — Kane that is — nodded in for England’s winner in stoppage time.last_img read more

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Sheriff spells out priorities

first_imgYoungblood said the vacancies will ease as new graduates emerge from training academies. There are about 60 potential new deputies in three classes that will be graduating in the coming year. Youngblood comes into the sheriff’s post with a 30-year history with the department. He has held a number of roles in the department, including serving in the county jail system, as patrol deputy, a robbery investigator, and as commander for the substations of Rosamond, Mojave and Boron. Among his first actions since being sworn in as sheriff, Youngblood is pushing a plan to expand the county’s gang task force from eight deputies to 21. The plan, given tentative approval by the county Board of Supervisors, will cost about $5 million over the next two years. “If we don’t control it soon, we’ll never control it,” Youngblood said of the county’s gang crime issue. Youngblood said Rosamond will be among the communities the gang task force will be focus on, along with Bakersfield and McFarland, a community of 12,000 people that has seen six gang-related homicides in recent months. In Rosamond’s case, Youngblood said there is a concern enforcement efforts in neighboring Lancaster and Palmdale are pushing gang members north. Another major issue is determining how to handle jail inmates. The county’s jail 2,450-bed system is under federal limits to prevent overcrowding. “When you reach that capacity, when someone comes in someone has to go out,” Youngblood said. The result is that inmates are serving only about 10 percent of their sentences. Jail construction costs are enormous and relief from the governor’s proposed prison construction plan is at least three years or more away, Youngblood said. One concept Youngblood wants to look at is reducing recidivism by enhancing vocational training. The idea would be to place low-risk inmates with members of the community willing to take them on as minimum wage apprentices during the term of the sentence. At the end of their sentence, inmates would have practical job skills. Inmates in such a program would go to what is referred to as day reporting centers. Inmates would report regularly to the center, be tested periodically for drug and alcohol abuse, and receive counseling. “That’s where we’re going in corrections,” Youngblood said. There are about 4,700 such centers across the country. [email protected] (661) 267-5743 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! ROSAMOND – Filling deputy vacancies, expanding gang enforcement and finding new ways to handle jail inmates are among the top priorities for new Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood. Youngblood, who was sworn in as sheriff in January, said one of his goals is to fill 90 deputy vacancies in the department. Rosamond has five of its 13 positions vacant, and one post is filled with a deputy on a temporary duty assignment. “This community will get those deputies,” Youngblood said. Youngblood said he is also committed to bringing in at least two deputies for the Boron substation, which currently has no one assigned to it. last_img read more

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