Omega Canyon Bridge. Courtesy photoATLA News:All Together Los Alamos is accepting requests for assistance from Los Alamos County residents who are housebound during the COVID-19 public health emergency.The all-volunteer group of local residents is working to provide information on resources and services to people who need assistance during these difficult times. The aim is to supplement where needed the services already being provided by local senior centers and local non-profits.All Together Los Alamos plans to assist homebound residents with:Simple “well-check” phone calls;Directing people to available resources;Providing simple over-the-phone support when possible to help set up communication methods such as video- chatting;Picking up groceries, prescriptions or other essential items and delivering them to homes.The group also will provide information to local online and print newspapers, local social media and KRSN radio.Anyone in need of assistance may register a request for assistance at the All Together Los Alamos website https://sites.google.com/view/alltogetherlosalamos/home or call 505.500.4116 for more information.Volunteers also are invited to register at the same address.
The Minister of Youth and Sports Sunday Dare may pride himself on being a new media expert but exposed himself to the pitfalls of social media by publicly sharing his phone number on microblogging site Twitter on Friday.Dare, an executive commissioner at the Nigeria Communication Commission (NCC) prior to his appointment to President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet, shared his private number on Twitter in response to a user asking for his details after the Minister had asked for help in locating a person.“Dear (Honourable Minister) I have the contact of the great Nigeria you asked for. How can I get that to you, sir?” Twitter user Olumide Idowu tweeted to Dare before the minister then replied with his number.“Thank you for giving us your phone number,” another user Adebayo Ebenezer replied to the Minister’s tweet.Perhaps realising the folly of his actions, Dare has now deleted the tweet.Related“Pull Down Surulere Stadium,” Nigerian Advises Sports Minister DareJune 10, 2020In “Nigeria”Solomon Dalung Takes Swipe At Successor Sunday DareSeptember 22, 2019In “NFF”Sports Minister Dare Announces Talent Hunt Program To Discover Young Talented AthletesNovember 11, 2019In “News”
COLUMBIA – After reviewing the tape of his team’s win over Central Florida, South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier had an epiphany.USC quarterback Lorenzo Nunez (19) drops back to pass against UCF at Williams-Brice Stadium on Saturday, September 26, 2015.“Looking back on the game (Sunday) I remember saying Lorenzo Nunez didn’t have to win the game for us. It is a team event, just take care of the ball, play smart.“But it turned out I think I was wrong. I think he had to win the game for us. He accounted for 220 of our 400 yards of offense. In watching a tape of the game, the young man played very well. He threw a lot of good passes and certainly took care of the ball well.”Spurrier was pleased with other aspects of his team in Saturday’s win. But the statistics back up his words about Nunez.“I just wanted to go out there and see what I could do,” said Nunez. “I think I did a pretty good job. I did way better in the second half, I think. In the first half I was a little shaky.”Nunez completed 12 of 22 passes for 184 yards and two touchdowns, while rushing 18 times for 123 yards. As a team, the Gamecocks finished with 403 total yards.Despite the youth of Nunez, Spurrier says he has as much command of the play book as the remainder of the Gamecock quarterbacks.Spurrier acknowledged others played a role in the Gamecocks win, including wide receiver Pharoh Cooper who got off to a sluggish start, but found his footing in the second half.“Pharoh certainly had two big, big plays, the (touchdown) reception and then the double pass that he took off running with it and made about three or four guys miss,” said Spurrier.“Lorenzo gave him a good block on that play, too. Both guys were very involved in the big plays of the game. But, overall as a team, we played pretty well.”In holding Central Florida to a season low 204 yards of offense, Spurrier was particularly pleased with his team’s effort against the run as the Knights managed only 26 yards on 23 carries.“We did play well against the run,” said Spurrier. “We got a lot of guys up there and stuffed them pretty good.“UCF has not been a good offensive team, but it was very encouraging to hold them to I think about two yards per carry. It was our best defensive game thus far.”NOTE…Spurrier said running back Brandon Wilds (cracked rib) and center Alan Knott (high ankle sprain) are doubtful to return for Missouri but a final determination will be made later in the week.Both plays missed the Central Florida game.