Former team-mates in shock after ex-QPR star is involved in road collision

first_imgFormer team-mates of Clarke Carlisle have reacted with shock to the news that the ex-QPR defender has been involved in a serious road accident.The 35-year-old spent four years at Loftus Road and more recently was chairman of the Professional Footballers’ Association.He played alongside Dan Shittu during a memorable spell for Rangers in which they reached the Division Two play-off final in 2003 and were promoted the following season.And Shittu tweeted: “Clarky, stay strong. My prayers and thoughts are with you brother.”Clarky, stay strong. My prayers and thoughts are with you brother. http://t.co/pqhn3IdWip— Dan Shittu (@danshittu) December 22, 2014Former R’s midfielder Marcus Bean wrote: “Horrible news re Clarkie im in shock. He’s a fighter praying he pulls through. all my thoughts with him and his family.”Marc Bircham tweeted: “Was told the news earlier today of my good friend Clarke Carlisle .. Really hoping he pulls through . Thoughts are with his family x.“Clarke is One of the real nice guys on the planet . Would do anything for you. I’ve been in a state of shock but I know he will pull through.”Was told the news earlier today of my good friend Clarke Carlisle .. Really hoping he pulls through . Thoughts are with his family x — Marc Bircham (@marcbircham) December 22, 2014Tom Williams, who spent time at Rangers on loan, added: “C’mon Clarke pull thru this mate – all my prayers are for you and your family.”Ex-QPR and England full-back David Bardsley, who played alongside Carlisle at Blackpool, tweeted: “Wishing my big old team Clarke Carlisle a very quick recovery, a fantastic man . Love the big man.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Prep roundup: New face takes top spot on the links; Mack, Arcata volleyball nab wins

first_imgArcata … Girls golfThrough the first four rounds of the season the same two names, Avary Henry and Phoebe Sundberg, sat atop the leader board when all was said an done.Thursday at the Eureka Municipal Golf Course a new face rose up to take the top spot.McKinleyville’s Isabella Sundberg shot a field-low 86 to win the fifth round of the Humboldt-Del Norte League girls golf season.Isabella Sundberg finished in third-place in each of the first four rounds before Thursday’s breakthrough.last_img

Venture into the sky without leaving the ground. – Way to Heaven (GCPJDZ) – Geocache of the Week

first_img“Hey, I can see my house from up here.” Photo by geocacher devilmanrocco.At 12,461 ft (3798m) the Grossglockner stands proudly as Austria’s tallest mountain and the tallest peak in the Alps (east of the Brenner Pass). Though incredibly impressive from afar, those that dare can take a closer look with the Grossglockner High Alpine Road—a winding stretch of mountain road that takes you through 36 bends to a top altitude of 8,215 ft (2,504m). From the Kaiser-Franz-Josefs-Höhe Visitors Center, you can look out on some of the highest peaks in the alps—and log a smiley for Way to Heaven (GCPJDZ).The Grossglockner High Alpine Road. Photo by geocacher Milancer.The Grossglockner High Alpine Road loosely follows ancient trade routes through the mountains that were used by the Celts and Romans. The idea for the road was first envisioned in 1924 and the first version, a 3-meter-wide gravel road, was completed in 1935.Now, nearly 900,000 visitors per year make the  trek through the mountains. This geocache has a difficulty and terrain rating of 3.5, however, if you want to kick both of those rating up a notch, you can travel up the Grossglockner High Alpine Road by motorcycle or bicycle.Watch out for marmot muggles! Photo by geocacher parda.Many of the “found it” logs (and even some of the DNFs) mention one thing: the incredible view. “Took a drive up the Grossglocker on a cold and rainey morning, skipped this area and saved it for the way back after heading to the Glacier. Got lucky as the view opened up on our return a little (before clouding over again quickly)…What a great location, so glad we came here,” wrote geocacher stephia4 in her “found it” log. When asked why he thinks geocachers love this destination so much, the geocache owner, Quaxi, said, “I think the reason for most of the travelers is to pass through a unique world of mountains with blossoming alpine meadows, fragrant mountain forests, massive cliffs and eternal ice to the foot of the Grossglockner, the Kaiser-Franz-Josefs-Höhe.”The Grossglocker High Alpine Road is closed during the winter, but should be opening next month. If you’re in Austria during the summer, this geocache is a must-find. For more information on the road and to see webcams, visit the official website. As with many geocaches, this hide is all about the amazing views. What’s the most incredible view you’ve ever had while finding a geocache? Tell us in the comments.A panorama from GZ. Photo by geocacher js_plasma.Continue to explore some of the most engaging geocaches around the globe. Check out all the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog or view the Bookmark List on Geocaching.com.If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, send an email with your name, comments, the name of the geocache, and the GC code to [email protected] with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedNear the top of Europe (GC2BVRY) – Geocache of the WeekJuly 16, 2015In “Geocache of the Week”Started from the bottom, now we’re here. — Roof of the World (GC9A9E) — Geocache of the WeekMay 22, 2013In “Community”Piz Palü 3901 m.ü.M. — Geocache of the WeekFebruary 1, 2017In “Community”last_img read more

In tandem with Teng, Banal doing what it takes to help Flying V

first_imgWhat ‘missteps’? But Banal, who was the 22nd overall pick in the 2014 PBA Draft, said he’s only thinking about ways to contribute for his squad.“I’m willing to do whatever it takes to help my team win,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Everyone is collapsing on Jeron and we all know that he’s a scoring machine. When he was passing the ball, it just so happened that I’m open, so I’m just lucky that I’m making those shots. I’m just grabbing rebounds and tip-ins just to help my team win.”Banal showed his dedication to be Flying V’s junkyard dog as he took responsibility of stopping the Couriers’ high-scoring Robbie Herndon in the second half. 4th PVL MVP award inspires Valdez to push herself more Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Gab Banal. PBA IMAGESThrough three games, Gab Banal is proving to be the perfect complement for Jeron Teng in Flying V.Displaying a no-nonsense grit to pair up with Teng’s flash, the 26-year-old forward churned out his best game to date on Tuesday, firing 29 points, 11 rebounds, and four assists in the Thunder’s 107-96 victory over Wangs Basketball.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’center_img World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage MOST READ 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES “He scored 20 in the first half. That’s Kobe Bryant-like. So someone has to make that effort to stop him and I knew I had to stop this guy. Fortunately, I was able to do that. I think he wasn’t able to score against me,” said Banal, who limited Herndon to just four points in the final two quarters.With the Thunder flying high in the tourney with an immaculate 3-0 record, Banal believes that the team must stay the course and focus on the gameplan laid out by coach Eric Altamirano going forward.“You know the saying, ‘Why fix it if it ain’t broke.’ I guess we just have to focus on ourselves and keep doing what we’re doing. If we’ll have adjustments, it’s coach Eric’s job to do that and we’ll just follow him and listen to him. So far, I think he’s doing a good job cause we’re 3-0.”ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more