first_imgLast week, I was fortunate enough to participate in Hyland’s annual Summer of Service volunteer event – one day dedicated to giving back to the local communities where we live, work and play. It seems like every year the volunteer day grows bigger and the activities more rewarding, and this year was no different.In one day, more than 400 Hyland volunteers gave their time working at 16 Cleveland nonprofits and donating more than 1,100 volunteer hours.Those hours were dedicated to landscaping, beach and community beautification, painting, repurposing toys for children with disabilities and putting together meals for the homeless, to name a few activities.It’s truly humbling to see the impact one day can make for Cleveland nonprofits in need. continue reading » 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

first_img Press Association Spurs manager Andre Villas-Boas has found himself at the centre of speculation over his future in recent weeks despite the north London club sitting in sixth place in the Barclays Premier League table and just three points adrift of the top four following their midweek victory at struggling Fulham. Bale’s £85.3milllion switch to Real Madrid during the summer left Villas-Boas with a huge gap to plug and the club has invested the proceeds in an attempt to do that and more. Sunderland boss Gus Poyet has dismissed claims that former club Tottenham’s difficulties are all down to the loss of Gareth Bale.center_img However, former Spurs midfielder Poyet has urged the manager’s critics to give him time as he attempts to mould a new team. Asked if Bale’s departure had made all the difference, the 46-year-old Black Cats boss, who will welcome his old club to the Stadium of Light on Saturday evening, said: “In one game or two, yes, it can make a difference. In 38, no, I don’t think it’s possible to say that. “In the last year and a half, Tottenham in some games did not play very well and they won because Gareth came up with something unique. “Now it’s a totally different situation. Spurs have got plenty of options, plenty of new players who need to adapt to football here and to the way they play. “Trying to keep everybody happy and playing too many games and a few injuries, it’s not easy. It looks easy from outside, but it’s very difficult. “It’s really strange that you change so many players and the players gel together very quickly. Most of the time, you need six or eight months to make it work.” Such was the pressure under which Villa-Boas found himself that reports last weekend suggested a list of potential successors had been drawn up. One claimed Poyet, who made 98 appearances and scored 23 goals for the club before returning as a coach, was among the prospective candidates, although that is something he took with a pinch of salt. He said: “I am not surprised by anything. Every day, there is going to be something in the Press about someone, especially when you have played there. “But I am not bothered, I am just concentrating on Sunderland.” last_img read more

first_imgThe six-time Super Bowl champion was spotted working out Monday and Castor tried to make amends in a letter to Brady and Gronkowski after the former Patriots teammates reunited in Tampa.MORE: Tom Brady jokes about accidental home invasion”Dear Tom and Gronk, I want to personally welcome you both to Tampa! We are all very excited to have you here in our beautiful city,” Castor wrote in a letter posted via social media.”You will quickly find that Tampa has a lot to offer. For starters, you can leave your winter clothes behind, all you need here are shorts and sunscreen. A popular misconception is that there are no seasons here in the Sunshine State, however, you will find that we have endless summers, three or four cold days in winter, and of course allergy season.”Tom, my apologies for the miscommunication when you arrived — not the best first impression. But given my law enforcement background, I couldn’t help but have someone investigate the sighting of a G.O.A.T running wild in one of our beautiful city parks. No harm, no foul, and thanks for being a good sport.” Tampa Mayor Jane Castor issued a light-hearted apology to Tom Brady as she welcomed the superstar quarterback and Rob Gronkowski to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.Brady, who swapped the New England Patriots for the Buccaneers via NFL free agency, was ejected from a Tampa park amid the coronavirus pandemic earlier in the week Happy to welcome @TomBrady & @RobGronkowski to the greatest city in the world, the @CityofTampa! pic.twitter.com/K89dj5vc50— Jane Castor (@JaneCastor) April 25, 2020Castor also took some time to talk football with Gronkowski.”We are so glad to have you here. While most people retire and come to Florida, you came out of retirement to head our way. That shows the competitive mindset we are used to, while sticking to the AARP at the same time,” she wrote. “Looking forward to growing use to the Gronk Spike! “So let’s get serious now, how can we help you win the Lombardi trophy in Super Bowl LV? It is our aim to be the first team to win a Super Bowl in our own backyard. We dream big and set the bar high around here, most important, we get things done.”last_img read more