Derby 1-0 Blackburn: Rams record back-to-back Championship wins

first_imgDerby won at home for the first time since Boxing Day and the 1-0 victory over Blackburn keeps them in the Sky Bet Championship promotion race.An outstanding early strike from Jacob Butterfield settled a game lacking in real quality and, although Blackburn had plenty of possession, they created few clear chances until stoppage time when Jordi Gomez headed against the top of the bar.Blackburn came into the game having failed to win any of their previous five league meetings with Derby and they were trailing after seven minutes when Butterfield turned on a headed clearance on the edge of the area to send a shot into the bottom left corner.It was an excellent finish from a player who has scored some spectacular goals this season but Blackburn responded well with Danny Graham, who had a loan spell at Derby in 2005, almost breaking clear six minutes later.Derby’s first league win of 2016 at Brentford on Saturday had clearly restored confidence given the way they moved the ball around, with Jason Steele forced to scramble to hold a deflected shot from Johnny Russell, but Blackburn had a chance in the 21st minute when Ben Marshall got in on the right only to chip tamely into the hands of Scott Carson.Graham had a great chance to equalise in the 32nd minute when he held off Richard Keogh before turning Jason Shackell to open up the goal but, from 10 yards out, he spooned the ball over the bar.It was a big let-off for Derby and they came close to increasing their lead in the 43rd minute when Cyrus Christie back-heeled the ball to Russell who whipped a shot from just inside the area past Steele’s right post.Blackburn began the second half brightly but were let down by a lack of quality with the the final ball which Derby delivered to create two chances in the space of a minute.First Russell was denied by a superb tackle from Shane Duffy before Chris Martin went through in the 60th minute only for Steele to save diving to his right.Blackburn did find a telling pass when Darragh Lenihan played Graham in but the angle was tight and his shot was comfortably saved by Carson, who had a far more demanding stop to make in the 72nd minute when he clawed away a 25-yard free-kick from Marshall.Derby were struggling to keep hold of the ball but Blackburn’s delivery remained disappointing until the fourth minute of added time when a corner bounced invitingly to Gomez at the back post but his header bounced off the bar and behind. Jacob Butterfield scored the game’s only goal 1last_img read more

Poet elaborates on his craft at Citrus College

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.“My impulse is to write everything and then go back and read everything,” he said. He added that “there is no right way to read a poem,” and that “young people do not think of poems as dull or of the past.” The author of seven poetry and three nonfiction books is a graduate professor at the University of Houston. He has been awarded the National Book Critics Circle Award, the PEN/Martha Albrand Award and the T.S. Eliot prize. With many of the attending students enrolled in an English course, Doty urged the budding writers or poets to be creative and compared the structure of a written work to a human being – poems and stories all have bodies, minds and soul. GLENDORA – Mark Doty’s advice to young writers is that good poetry should surprise its author. A common cliche, he adds, is one should write what they know. But, he said, the best text actually comes from writing about the unfamiliar. “It is what you are trying to know,” the 54-year-old said. “A poem should resist easy explanation. If you can summarize and say what that poem means, it probably is not a good one.” The accomplished poet addressed Citrus College students Thursday, answering questions on his writing process. There should be emotion and feeling, but enough description so the reader understands what the scene is or the person being written about, Doty said. “The more you are willing to take a risk, the more your readers will feel the energy of that risk,” he added. Anthony Garcia, 21, is a longtime fan of Doty’s work and was introduced to the poems through an English class. Garcia wants to be a published poet. He was thrilled to have the chance to meet one of his idols and read one of his original compositions with Doty in the audience. For Ace Paule, Doty’s tips could be applied to another creative area – composing song lyrics. Paule, a guitarist in a funk jazz band, reflected that much of Doty’s wisdom, “looking over the work and removing the deadwood,” was worth remembering. Paule, 30, writes in a journal every chance he gets – scribbling the details of his dreams or reflections on a difficult experience. He admits that much of the entries would not make sense to others. During Doty’s question- and-answer session, he asked the poet if he found writing poems about negative experiences difficult. He said it was natural to avoid such experiences, but unless they are dealt with, they will resurface later. “You can have power over the words you use to say something,” he said. “Sometimes that is the only power we have.” Paule said that he has the tools to make his writing better – and “more digestible for people.” Having attended hundreds of similar question-and-answer sessions across the country, Doty said students feel connected to him because he is a working writer who struggles daily just as they do. “It makes them feel that writing is a little less remote from their lives than it otherwise seems,” he said. The poet fancies himself as a “champion of idiosyncracy,” celebrating one’s ability to “listen to their inner voices.” Citrus instructor David Overly, who helped organize the event, said he hopes to have authors like Doty speak to students every year. “He talks about writing,” he said, “and students learn about the craft of poetry, which can inspire students.” [email protected] (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2108 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


first_imgThe jury at the inquest into the death of a 66-year-old Donegal man, who died five days after being involved in a car crash, have called for an investigation into his death.Dad of nine Charles McBride of Falbane, Churchill, was involved in a head on collision driving towards Gaoth Dobhair on September 13, 2009.Mr McBride was rushed to Letterkenny General Hospital where he was scanned and received stitches to the back of his head and his knee, and discharged the next day. His student nurse daughter Evelyn McBride told Letterkenny coroner’s court that the consultant said her father had a crack to his sternum which would take time to heal. She however was concerned.Her dad was re-admitted to hospital on September 16 after visiting his GP. However it was too late – he had multiple undiagnosed rib fractures and was in renal failure.Pathologist Dr Gerry O’Dowd said the Churchill man had 14 rib fractures and died as a result of multi-organ failure.The jury returned a verdict consistent with Mr McBride’s injuries – that he had died as a result of multi-organ failure due to the trauma of a car accident which in turn caused renal failure.However they asked that the case being investigated further.JURY CALLS FOR INQUIRY INTO CHURCHILL MAN’S DEATH was last modified: June 11th, 2011 by gregShare 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)last_img read more