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Camavinga may run out of Champions: Madrid, alert

first_imgIn accordance with the data of The Occasions, the best physique of European soccer has scheduled for October 20 the start of the subsequent Champions League. At finest, the earlier section would rely on single spherical to single get together and the place the groups with larger rating, that’s, those that enter by means of the champions section. By rating, the Rennes would keep framed in hype 3, since he has by no means performed within the Champions League. UEFA has in thoughts one financial compensation to alleviate sports activities harm. Camavinga I had in thoughts proceed on the Rennes and assist his staff entry the Champions League. The ultimate probability for the Bretons to qualify would rely on the UEFA resolution about Olympique de Marseille, which drags a € 78 million deficit and he nonetheless doesn’t know if he’ll dispute the subsequent Champions for the Monetary Truthful-Play. The decision will come out in June and it may gain advantage Rennes. The choice may additionally to have an effect on to the future of Eduardo Camavinga. The midfield participant Rennes is an object of curiosity for Actual Madrid and though there is no such thing as a clause linking the French staff within the occasion of accessing the Champions League, the actual fact of not with the ability to play the European Cup may pave the way in which to signal for the white staff.center_img The Rennes may keep out of the subsequent Champions League. Regardless of having confirmed its participation within the earlier after ending third in Ligue 1, the UEFA plans restrict the preliminary section because of the calendar circumstances brought on by the coronavirus. That might immediately hurt the Breton group, which may attempt entry to the utmost continental competitors.last_img read more

Dr. Kateh Breaks Ground for MRI Facility

first_imgThe medical director of the Jackson F. Doe Hospital in Nimba and Chief Medical Officer of Liberia designate, Dr. Francis Kateh has disclosed the building of a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) center to help enhance medical work at the hospital.MRI is a medical imaging technology used in radiology to investigate the anatomy and physiology of the body in making diagnoses. MRI scanners use magnetic fields and radio waves to form images of the body.The groundbreaking ceremony was held at the Jackson F. Doe Memorial Regional Referral Hospital compound in Tappita, Nimba County in connection with the dedication of the Legislative Guest House at the Jackson F. Doe Hospital.Dr. Kateh explained that all the equipment has been received and the building of the facility will be completed in six months while services of the MRI will begin in 7 to 8 months.He further explained that beginning September of 2016, the Jackson F. Doe Hospital will have a medical school.According to him, “There are doctors and associate professors, including those from Ethiopia at the hospital who have agreed to focus on ensuring that more heath practitioners are trained.”He said if Liberia was not in need of another medical school, “Ebola has taught us a lesson that more healthcare workers need to be trained beginning from the nursing area to the medical school and others.”Dr. Kateh emphasized that the doctors have continuously supported the idea of having a medical school and hoped that students interested will take advantage of the opportunity next year.   Discussing the challenges of the hospital, Dr. Kateh said the issue of accessibility to the hospital was a serious problem.  Ambulances going out for patients and coming in cause serious problems.“We are anticipating a paved road which will greatly help us to easily have patients coming for treatment. We sometimes take a longer time to bring patients to the hospital than necessary,” he said.Dr. Kateh added that he was pleased with the team and the level of teamwork taking place, describing it as his biggest achievement with the hospital.In his remarks, Information Minister Lewis G. Brown, called on government officials to visit or go for treatment to the Jackson F. Doe Hospital which is providing quality health services so that money used for treatment in other countries can remain in Liberia.He said government officials should stop using poor excuses for traveling in the name of finding good healthcare services in other parts of the world.“Lewis Brown is a witness of getting good health service from this hospital and all of us must continue to take our treatment here and stop spending in other countries,” declared Minister Brown.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

WASH Project for Garr Bain District in Nimba Launched

first_imgMr. Nyaplue addresses the gathering.A United States faith-based charity Living Water International Liberia has launched a five-year Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Project in Garr Bain District in Nimba County, targeting 170,000 persons.The program was held Wednesday, January 16, 2019, as part of a one-day stakeholders workshop at the United Liberia Inland Central Church in Ganta city.Living Water International Liberia Country Director Austin Nyaplue informed WASH journalists at the ceremony that the project is part of efforts to empower beneficiaries through improved WASH activities.He indicated that the project will ensure that the WASH needs of the people will be addressed adequately through his organization’s intervention in Garr Bain District.Mr. Nyaplue noted that beneficiaries and local authority are key to the implementation and sustainability of the new WASH Project in the county.He said Garr Bain was selected after a careful survey of the WASH needs of the locals. Mr. Nyaplue said the district was also considered after a survey that revealed that the residents are in desperate need of WASH facilities.Mr. Nyaplue said the project will run from 3 to 5 years, with an estimated funding of over US$3 million.Residents of the district described the WASH intervention of the faith-based charity as important in transforming their lives.They noted that the project will go a long way in protecting them from water-borne diseases and promised to take ownership by ensuring that the facilities are sustained. The ceremony brought together several local WASH stakeholders from the county and Monrovia.At the start of the workshop, presentations were made on topics that included: “Living Water History and Overall Objective; Baseline Survey; LWI Theory of Change (Flourish); and Creating and strengthening an enabling environment for Sustainable WASH Services.”Others were “The Role of the Government at sub-national level for enhancing the sustainability aspect of WASH services as well as Experience sharing on WASH in Liberia.”To climax the event, the participants proceeded for the official consecration of the local offices of Living Water International Liberia in Ganta City.Living Water International Liberia has provided safe drinking water for communities, public and private institutions through drilling and construction of boreholes, rehabilitation of existing water points and has conducted water quality testing in rural communities in Liberia.Over the period of five years in Margibi County, LWI-Liberia has drilled over 259 new wells, rehabilitated 236 existent wells and established 212 Community WASH Committees, with 1,060 committee members trained in various topics on sustainability in various communities.Living Water Int’l Liberia has also worked with communities that practiced poor hygiene and sanitation, including massive open defecation, which had exposed them to lots of water-borne and other common sanitation diseases. Most of these communities, especially in Margibi County, are now open defecation free and sustaining improved hygiene and sanitation practices.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

ECD businessman, tenant robbed during power failure

first_imgThe storage bond and minibus of an Annandale, East Coast businessman were in the wee hours of Monday broken into, and over $400,000 in items were reported to have been stolen. The bond is located at the side of the businessman’s home.The victim, 28-year-old Andrew Rampersaud, told Guyana Times that he arrived home with his family at about 22:00h on Sunday, and retired to bed following a power failure and heavy rains. He recalled that the bond was secured with padlocks; and his minibus, which also had some items, was locked.The car from which the music deck was ripped outHowever, at about 06:45h, his tenants frantically informed him that his bond was broken into, as well as his minibus. He rushed to the area, only to find that not only the locks to the bond were damaged.He noted that, as based on checks, he realized that a quantity of costume jewellery, kids’ games, clothing, DVD players, Bluetooth boxes and other items were stolen.In addition, the tenant’s motor car was also broken into. The perpetrators removed the car’s music deck, a quantity of liquor and other valuables.A screwdriver was recovered lying on the top of the fence, which gives the indication that the bandits had scaled the fence to gain entry into the yard.The ransacked minibus“They left a screwdriver on the fence top, and there was a slight bend on the grill work,” he recalled. The Police were summoned and an investigation has commenced. The area was dusted for fingerprints.The broken locks on the door of the bond“The detectives took fingerprints. We already gave a statement, but we gotta go [to the Vigilance Police Station] to give a formal statement,” the frustrated young businessman told the Guyana Times.last_img read more

CCPA addressing social issues in Kwakwani

first_imgA resident Child Care and Protection Agency (CCPA) officer has been appointed to Kwakwani in Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) to monitor and provide the needed guidance and assistance on the ground.Social workerLaurette Smith-GrayThe announcement comes one day after Guyana Times reported that the social worker attached to the Linden Hospital Complex (LHC) and the Kwakwani Hospital in Region 10 , Laurette Smith-Gray indicated that there was a “high level” of social problems affecting the Kwakwani community, in the Upper Berbice region. The social worker pointed to the prevalence of teenage pregnancies, statutory rape, sexual assault and other issues.In an article by the Department of Public Information (DPI), the Social Protection Ministry, through the CCPA, said that it has noted the prevalence of social issues in the Region 10 community and has sought to put systems in place to reduce the cases of teenage pregnancy, school dropouts, and statutory rape.The report stated that all other programmes and systems implemented for Linden and coastal areas will be rolled out in Kwakwani.CCPA Linden officer Huette Moore is quoted by the DPI as saying that teenage empowerment sessions will be held, targeting young people to prevent early sexual activity. Empowerment sessions include a teenage pregnancy prevention programme as well as the initiating of community action groups.This publication had reported on Friday that on average each year, there are more than 15 pregnancies recorded, which accounts for underage mothers (below age 16) in Kwakwani. Smith-Gray had said that this was only the number recorded by the system, but admitted that there were other cases which the system may not come in contact with in riverine areas. She stressed that many of these cases go undetected. Asked whether there were any plans in the pipeline to initiate a similar teenage pregnancy clinic like the LHC’s, Smith-Gray said patients from the riverine communities were facilitated at the Linden Hospital.Zeroing in on the situation, Smith-Gray opined that issues such as these were not treated with much seriousness by some residents in the Kwakwani community, and attributed this to the culture of acceptance of such issues there.In relation to statutory rape, the social worker said in most cases, perpetrators were not prosecuted, since in many instances family members decide to settle the issue outside of court. “Most of the times, persons tend to want to cover the situation because it might be a close relative involved and on the other hand if the victim does not give a statement, then we don’t have a case. So, if the person refuses to identify who the person is, then we can’t take the matter,” she said. On a brighter note, Smith-Gray said there were active teenage empowerment groups in the community. She said teens were empowered through various sessions via these groups as well as other support groups.last_img read more

Armed men terrorise Berbice family, threaten to rape 9-year-old

first_imgFour armed men executed a brazen attack on a Corentyne family on Christmas Eve during which they threatened to rape a nine-year-old girl.The gun-toting bandits invaded the Lot 4B Number 46 Village home about 22:00h when the owner of the house was about to lock the main access door.It is believed that the men were staking out the house and carried out the attack moments after the woman returned home with her granddaughter.Chandrawattie Singh, also called Asha, 54, recalled that as she closed the door behind her, someone pulled it open.“A person with black all over pull open the door. I see two other persons coming behind. One come up to me and put a gun to my face and say ‘don’t holla.’ They say they want money and jewellery.”She told them that she did not have any money at home. The men ordered her to sit on the floor with her granddaughter besides her.“’Tomorrow is Christmas, so you can’t tell me that you don’t have money’,” she recalled one of the men telling her. “’Bring the money. This house get money, you all doing business’,” they insisted.Singh said she was punched to the face. However, the bandits, all of whom, were masked claimed that Singh was a money lender, but she insisted that she did not conduct such business. At that time, the woman stated her granddaughter attempted to speak to the men.One of the rooms that were ransacked by the bandits“’Me Nana [grandfather] na wuk no way; he na bring no money gie abe. He ah drink rum’,” the child reportedly said. The bandits were not convinced and took a ring which Singh was wearing, after which they ransacked the two bedrooms.They came up empty-handed, so in a furious state, they threatened to shoot the child, but her grandmother pleaded with them and repeated that she had no money. “They say that we got to give them money or they gon kill us.”Meanwhile, one of the intruders ventured into the lower flat of the house, where he found Singh’s husband, Doodnauth, also called “Gouyo”, 54, asleep. The bandit took away the $11,000 he had in his pockets and put him to lie face down on the floor.The farmer said he was gun butted by the bandit who requested that he indicate where the money was kept. Meanwhile, Singh was told to take her granddaughter and lie on the bed.She said the men were not satisfied with the money and threatened to rape her and the child. “I hold on to my granddaughter and I begged them not to hurt we. Every move I make in the house, I hold on tight tight to she; she did crying.”One of the bandits then asked Singh if they made saddles to sell and she responded in the affirmative. “He ask me if we ain’t sell saddle today, and I say yes.”She was asked for that money and without hesitation, she took them to the lower flat of the house and handed over the $16,000. However, they insisted that it was not enough and demanded more. But after searching for more than an hour, they left with a gold band and two rings from Singh.They also took a laptop computer and a cordless telephone. Police are investigating.last_img read more

Savory spurs Rising Stars to Invitational T20 semis

first_imgDefending champions Imam Bacchus Sports Club and Rising Stars are through to the semi finals of the South Essequibo Cricket Committee Invitational T20 tournament following quarterfinal victories on Sunday last.Imam Bacchus Sports Club defeated Walton Hall by 28 runs in their encounter at the Imam Bacchus ground. Imam Bacchus Sports Club took first strike after winning the toss and scored 110-9 after the game was reduced to 16 overs. Yougeshwar Lall struck three fours and two sixes in scoring 33 while Parmesh Parsotam made 25 with two fours and one six. Uvindra Balgobin captured 4-15 and G. Singh 3-20.In reply, Walton Hall were restricted to for 82-8 with Rana Persaud scoring 18; Vishwanauth Lall and Balgobin 14 each. Khulraj Persaud snared 3-15.Rising Stars beat Jaguars Sports Club by 86 runs in their matchup at the said venue. Rising Stars batted first and posted 165-5 off their allocation of 17 overs. Kemol Savory stroked three fours and a similar number of sixes in scoring 51 while Ricardo Peters made 30 (3×4) and Quintin Sampson 23. Javed Azeez picked up 2-10.Jaguars replied with 79-9. Norman Fredericks scored 18; R. Ramdass had 3-14, B. Ramjass 2-10 and Sampson 2-15.The semi finals will be played on Saturday at Imam Bacchus ground; the host will play New Opportunity Sports Club at 10:30h and Rising Stars will take on Reliance Hustlers at 14:00h.last_img read more

ICBC applying for 5.5% increase to insurance rates

first_imgICBC issued a press release today stating they are submitting an application to the BC Utilities Commission, and will be asking for a 5.5% increase in basic insurance rates. Earlier, there was talk that the rates could be increased to 6.7%.The corporation says that if this approved, the increase will average to about $3.70 extra per month of basic insurance coverage for a vehicle.Optional extended third-party liability coverage – plus collision and/or comprehensive insurance – would be an additional $1.30 per month (a total of an extra $5 per month for their full basic and optional coverage).- Advertisement -“In the best interest of our customers, we have worked alongside government during the last few weeks to identify strategies to help lower both this year’s rate increase and to attempt to help alleviate the expected ongoing pressure injury claims will continue to put on insurance rates in future years,” said Mark Blucher, president and CEO of ICBC, in a press release.Blucher says almost all customers are honest, but fraudulent claims are becoming a bigger and bigger issue for insurers.“ICBC is increasing its resources to help better prevent exaggerated and fraudulent claims, which includes moving forward with the adoption of a new fraud analytics tool in early 2016,” the press release states.Advertisement ICBC’s bodily injury claims costs, which cover payouts for pain and suffering, future care and loss of wages, topped $2 billion in 2014.They expect those costs to reach $2.3 billion in 2015 – an increase of 64% and $900 million since just 2008. “The tool will use data, algorithms and statistical methods to help quickly flag patterns and high predictors of fraud at the beginning of the claims process.”This afternoon, Minister of Transportation and Infrastruture Todd Stone issued a release about these proposed increases.“While I’m disappointed that the proposed Basic rate increase for this coming year could not be lower, ICBC is facing serious cost pressures as a result of the complexity, frequency and severity of bodily injury claims. Last year, bodily injury costs totalled over $2.17 billion, up nearly 10% in one year, and this trend continues to grow.“Fraudulent and exaggerated claims are also affecting the cost of Basic auto insurance. ICBC has already begun to take action against fraud by increasing its resources to target fraud prevention. These expanded resources will include better fraud detection tools and an increased focus on prosecuting those who commit fraud.Advertisementlast_img read more

Lazio, Inter keep Champions League push alive, Benevento relegated

first_imgRoma and Lazio both have 67 points from 34 games with Roma ahead on head-to-head clashes. Inter Milan are just outside the Champions League places in fifth one point behind after a hard fought 2-1 win over Chievo.Lazio dominated Sampdoria in their Stadio Olimpico with Sergej Milinkovic-Savic breaking through after 32 minutes and a Stefan de Vrij’s diving header giving the hosts a second just before the break.Immobile tapped in a Milinkovic-Savic assist five minutes from the end, quickly adding a second to consolidate his position as leading Serie A scorer with 29 goals this season.“We’re not in the top four by chance, we’ve earned this on the pitch,” said Lazio coach Simone Inzaghi. “Roma and Inter are also going strong, but we’ll fight to the end and hope to leave one of them behind us.“We’ll give our heart and soul to make it.”Sampdoria, meanwhile, are now four points off the Europa League places with four games to play.After being pegged back in the first half by 16th-placed Chievo, Inter’s top scorer Mauro Icardi broke through on 50 minutes — for his 26th Serie A goal this season second behind Immobile — with Ivan Perisic adding a second six minutes later.Mariusz Stepinski pulled a goal back for Chievo who are just two points above the drop zone.The battle for Europe could go down to the wire with Lazio hosting Inter in their final game of the season.“I don’t know if it’ll be the key, but this team has realised it’s in the running right to the end,” said Inter coach Luciano Spalletti.– Benevento relegated –Atalanta moved sixth into the Europa League places with a 2-1 win over Torino at the expense of AC Milan who dropped to seventh after a 1-0 defeat at home to bottom club Benevento on Saturday.Benevento’s relegation from Serie A was confirmed after just one year in Italy’s top flight and less than 24 hours after an impressive 1-0 win at AC Milan. Crotone’s 2-1 victory away to Udinese on Sunday condemned Benevento to an immediate return to the second division after they were left 14 points from safety with just four matches to play.The club based some 60 kilometres to the east of Naples began the season in disastrous fashion, losing 14 consecutive matches to break the record for the worst start to a campaign in any of Europe’s top five leagues.The arrivals of Bacary Sagna, Sandro and giant Malian striker Cheick Diabate — who has scored seven goals in eight games — in the winter transfer window helped Benevento improve but couldn’t spare them from the inevitable drop. 0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Lazio’s Ciro Immobile celebrates with Dutch defender Stefan de Vrij © AFP / Andreas SOLAROTurin, Italy, Apr 22 – Lazio and Inter Milan kept their push for Champions League football alive on Sunday with champions Juventus and Napoli set to meet in a top of the table clash in Turin.Ciro Immobile scored a brace as Lazio crushed Sampdoria 4-0 to return joint third with Roma who warmed up for next week’s Champions League semi-final against Liverpool with a 3-0 win at SPAL on Saturday.last_img read more

Junior Twins Make Tracks Schmidt brothers set to lead Redondo

By Tony Ciniglio STAFF WRITER Sometimes it can be difficult to differentiate between Redondo twins Cody and Simon Schmidt. The juniors work out together. They have four classes with each other. They hang out in the same circle of friends and have generally the same interests. “Simon always is saying how he’s going to take me down, and I always tell him to bring it on,” Cody said, breaking into laughter with Simon. “To be honest, it doesn’t matter what order we’re in, as long as we’re in the top two spots.” West coach Jason Druten said the Schmidts are the ones to beat. “They’re untouchable right now,” Druten said. “No one can hang with either of them.” The Schmidts will skip this weekend’s Woodbridge Invitational so as not to burn energy early. Their first race won’t be until the opening league meet, which is on Sept. 20. The Schmidts are coming back this season with something to prove. Simon missed the cut for CIF Southern Section finals by one second. Cody then missed a trip to the state finals by one second. “It was fun cheering him on, but I missed racing with him at CIF,” Simon said. “He’s probably a step ahead, but I try to stay with him and we usually work off each other. “But if we’re even at the end and it’s just us, then it’s fair play and anything goes. … like if I `accidentally’ trip him – just kidding.” The big difference for Redondo from last year is that the other runners have closed the gap with the Schmidts – enough to challenge for what should be a closely contested league title. Sophomore Remington Besnion, sophomore Alec Jolicoeur, junior Ryan Boswell and junior Michael Landon are running strong as a pack. “It wasn’t just us, our whole team had a strong summer,” Cody said. “We’re going to be ready to go. It’s our year.” Also in the Bay League … Leuzinger: The biggest downer of the cross country season comes at Leuzinger. Coach Erich Tucker confirmed that Jose Lezama, who came out of nowhere last season to finish as the Bay League runner-up, will not come out for cross country to focus on soccer. Lezama, who was five seconds away from a state berth last year, would have contended for the league title. Leuzinger has five runners for this season, all at the junior varsity level. Mira Costa: The Mustangs may not have had a front-runner last season, but they ran well as a pack and claimed the league’s team title. This season, Coach Matt Harris said senior Danny Kalinowski (All-Area) and senior Alex Adler appear ready to break away from the pack and emerge as leading runners. The rest of the pack is not far behind. Senior Adam Conover had surgery to remove an obstruction in his nose, which should help his breathing. Junior Alex Ensberry is running strong. The Mustangs are senior-heavy with Mitchell Giles, William Hollingsworth and William Stanbrook lending a veteran presence. West Torrance: Coach Jason Druten has a senior-laden team. Senior Rio Enomoto, an All-Area runner last year, won the Hills Are Alive 10K. Senior Josh McCarty could be a premier runner in league to help offset the loss of Steven DeCastro (Long Beach State). Druten also has high hopes for seniors Joey Bianchi, Nirat Keswani and Chris Kanda. Palos Verdes: Despite taking a colossal hit with the graduations of standout Fawad Khan (UCLA) and Andrew Ratley (UC Santa Barbara), Co-Coaches Jeff Atkinson and Brian Shapiro are optimistic about this season. Senior Mike Stillo, the No. 7 runner last year, has emerged as a potential front-runner for the Sea Kings. Senior Garrett Delgado is ahead of where he was at this time last year despite battling a stress fracture in his foot over the summer. Junior Josh Richland also returns, and sophomore Peter Cohen is progressing quickly after quitting soccer to focus on running. Peninsula: The Panthers had success at the Hills Are Alive 10K in August and could be a surprise team. Seniors Greg Kemper and Eugene Naka and junior Ryan Jackson lead the Panthers. In the Marine League … San Pedro: The Pirates do not have two-time defending L.A. City Section champion Steve Calise (El Camino College), but they have enough talent to make a run at a seventh straight league title and their fifth City title in the last six seasons. Senior Anthony Bebich returns after placing ninth at City finals in 16:19. Sophomore Pablo Rosales was the top freshman in the City last season with his 17th-place finish at City finals. Senior Javier Flores, freshman David Rosales (Pablo’s younger brother) and junior Michael Suarez give Coach Bruce Thomson plenty of firepower. Narbonne: The Gauchos will have a solid team that can make noise at City finals. Junior Robert Gomez placed 12th in the City last season, and senior David Gonzalez has potential. Banning: Senior Esteban Carranza, who was 13th in the City last season, can challenge for the individual league crown and could be a darkhorse at City finals. In the Pioneer League ? Torrance: The post-Kent Morikawa era begins. Morikawa, the Daily Breeze Runner of the Year the last two seasons who is now at UCLA, will certainly be missed along with Mario Gonzalez (Long Beach State). But junior Edgar Gonzalez, Mario’s younger brother, is ready to assume the responsibilities of a No. 1 runner. Coach Israel Pose said the younger Gonzalez, a soccer standout, is a gifted runner and would be right with the Schmidt twins if he focused completely on running. Junior John Bartolazzi, senior Noah Lopez, junior Brian Gnerre and junior Youki Terukina should help Torrance retain its grip on the league crown. Senior Raul Rodriguez, a transfer from Narbonne, and junior Aaron Richardson should also help the Tartars. North Torrance: Coach Mary Schena returns her top four runners from last year in senior Matt Lewis, senior Josh Song, sophomore Brian Russell and junior Ryan Noro. Junior David Archila is capable of breaking into the top five. Twin seniors Greg and Masasi Sono and sophomore Scott Batungbacal give the Saxons enough depth to challenge for the league title. South Torrance: Coach Brian Tokuda has two strong lead runners who should keep the Spartans in the league title race. Junior Tyler Almeida, who as fourth in league last season, and senior Matt Gonin will lead the Spartans. In the Prep League ? Chadwick: The Dolphins start the season ranked No. 7 in CIF Division V, but are in a league where every team advanced to the state meet last season. Though top returner Ethan Webman decided to focus on tennis this season, Coach George Ramos is excited about junior Scott Rodilitz, who is hoping to build off a stellar summer. Seniors Spencer Chan and Aaron Nam give Chadwick strength up front. Senior Marcus Awakuni, injured his first two seasons, is quickly rising up the depth charts. Senior Arin Ghosh is battling plantar fasciitis, but is working out in the pool and hopes to provide a midseason spark. tony.ciniglio@dailybreeze.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! They also appear to be threatening to run away with the Bay League cross country title. The Schmidts are poised to make a run at the league title, and after a strong summer of workouts, appear to be the favorites out of the gate. It might just be a matter of telling them apart at the finish line. “They are pretty close to the same right now,” Redondo coach Bob Leetch said. “They’re pretty tough kids, and they’ve trained really well. I’ll put my chips on them by league finals. They’ll be tough to bet against, and to be honest, they’re pretty indistinguishable right now.” Luckily, Cody cut his trademark mop top to make that part easier, but there’s a good chance the twins could be trading off in the top two spots at the league meets.