3 ways to make extra money with your talents and skills

first_imgThanksgiving is a thing of the past. Literally. It’s still relevant, but it happened last week. Now, we’ve all shifted our focus to the final holiday season of 2018. Are you ready? Have you started wrapping? Have you even started shopping? I have not. I keep pushing it down my to-do list. As I get prepared to do a little holiday shopping, here are three ways you can use your skills and talents to make a little extra cash for those gifts you haven’t bought yet.Tutor: Are you a math whiz? Know a lot about American history? If the answer is yes, you might be in business. As long as there are teenagers, there will be a need for tutors. If you’ve got a strong background in any school subject, tutoring can be a super easy way for you to pass on your knowledge and make a little side cash during this holiday season.Give private lessons:Everyone plays guitar these days. Okay not everyone, but in the circles I hang out in, there are a lot of musicians. Do you play piano or drums? If you have any musical skills and need a few extra bucks, teaching private lessons may be a good option for you. You could possibly even be super busy during the first of the year after Santa delivers all those new instruments on Christmas morning.Make some art and sell it: Whether you draw, enjoy oil painting, or just have a great eye for photography, you may be able to get a nice little return on any art you’ve created this year. If you’re a talented painter, it might be time to try and sell some of your work. If you love using a camera, you can make a good wad of cash if you’re willing to sell some photos to any number of stock photo sites. 18SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for CUInsight.com. John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: www.cuinsight.com Detailslast_img read more

GCF’s national championships to pedal off on Saturday

first_imgTHE Guyana Cycling Federation’s (GCF) National Road Race and Individual Time Trial will pedal off on Saturday on the Linden/Soesdyke Highway beginning at 09:30hrs from Hararuni Creek and ending at Long Creek, a distance of eight miles.The event will begin with the individual time trial for each category of cyclists and continues the next day (Sunday)with the road race for juniors, juveniles, ladies and veterans.The junior and veteran cyclists will contest a distance of 70 miles and they will pedal off from outside the National Sports Commission’s (NSC) office on Homestretch Avenue, Georgetown, at 08:00hrs and the cyclists will proceed to Camp Wesleyana, Linden/Soesdyke Highway before returning to the place of origin for the finish.The juveniles and ladies will cover a distance of 53 miles after moving off from the NSC office and travelling to Bottle Neck, Timehri, before turning back to finish on Homestretch Avenue.One week later (Sunday June 25), the seniors will cover a distance of 103.4 miles, beginning at Homestretch Avenue, proceeding to Camp Sewayo, Linden/Soesdyke Highway and back to Homestretch Avenue for the finish.Up to press time, it has not been confirmed if defending champion, Geron Williams, will be a part of this year’s championships as he is currently in the United States training and competing along with most of Guyana’s top wheelsmen, including Raynauth Jeffrey, Andrew Hicks, jamal John, Scott savory and Orville Hinds.Transportation for cyclists and officials for Saturday’s time trial will be provided by the GCF and the bus will leave the NSC’s office on Homestretch Avenue at 08:00hrs on Saturday.The GCF has also indicated that juniors and veterans will be allowed to participate in the senior road race.last_img read more

Ambode, Udom, for Nigerian Sports Award

first_img“I am very excited to announce that two of our sports loving governors, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode and Governor Emmanuel Udom have confirmed to be at the event on Friday,” Idowu said.Mr. Idowu stated that the organisers and the award panel are very excited that the two governors will be available to grace the occasion.He also revealed that several other dignitaries have also given their words to grace the prestigious awards ceremony including the Minister for Youths and Sports, Solomon Dalung, captains of industries, past and present athletes who were also present at the last edition.The 2017 edition of the Nigerian Sports Award ceremony is scheduled to hold at the Banquet Hall, Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.This year, a total of 16 categories of the award are to be won and these include the Sportsman of the Year Award, Sportswoman of the Year Award, Footballer of the Year Award (Male & Female), Ball Sports Person of the Year Award, Coach of the Year, Team of the Year, Discovery of the Year, Wrestler of the Year, Special Sports Person of the Year, Sports Administrator of the Year, Photo-Journalist of the Year, Journalist of the Year (Radio, TV & Print) and Sports Governor of the Year.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode and the Akwa Ibom State Governor, Emmanuel Udom are among dignitaries that have been confirmed to grace the 2017 edition of the Nigerian Sports Award slated to hold on Friday, November 17, 2017.The spokesman for the award who is also the Executive Director, Unmissable Incentives Limited, Mr. Kayode Idowu, disclosed this immediately after the final meeting of the panel held on Tuesday in Lagos.last_img read more

Spurs rout Clippers, handing them their fourth loss in five games

first_imgPreviousClippers guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander tries to drive around Spurs guard Derrick White during the first half of Thursday’s game in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)Los Angeles Clippers guard Patrick Beverley (21) shoots past San Antonio Spurs guard Marco Belinelli (18) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsSpurs guard DeMar DeRozan drives into Clippers guard Avery Bradley during the first half of Thursday’s game in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge (12) and Los Angeles Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell (5) battle for a rebound during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)Los Angeles Clippers guard Patrick Beverley (21) is fouled by San Antonio Spurs forward Davis Bertans (42) as he tries to shoot during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)Los Angeles Clippers center Marcin Gortat (13) battles San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge (12) and guard Bryn Forbes (11) for a rebound during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)Los Angeles Clippers guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (2) scores past San Antonio Spurs guard Bryn Forbes, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers talks to his players during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)San Antonio Spurs guard DeMar DeRozan (10) passes past Los Angeles Clippers guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (2) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers argues a call during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge (12) is fouled by Los Angeles Clippers forward Danilo Gallinari (8) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge (12) shoots over Los Angeles Clippers center Marcin Gortat (13) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)San Antonio Spurs forward Davis Bertans (42) reacts after he was called for a foul during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)Los Angeles Clippers guard Avery Bradley (11) tries to shoot over San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge (12) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)San Antonio Spurs guard DeMar DeRozan (10) drives past Los Angeles Clippers forward Danilo Gallinari (8) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)Clippers guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander tries to drive around Spurs guard Derrick White during the first half of Thursday’s game in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)NextShow Caption1 of 15Clippers guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander tries to drive around Spurs guard Derrick White during the first half of Thursday’s game in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)ExpandSAN ANTONIO — Two nights after their worst loss of the season, the Clippers turned in an uglier effort against a lesser but still proud opponent.LaMarcus Aldridge scored 27 points and San Antonio won its fourth straight, topping the slumping Clippers 125-87 on Thursday night for its most lopsided win of the season.The Clippers had dropped a 123-99 decision to Kawhi Leonard-less Toronto on Tuesday, but the Raptors have the best record in the league. The injury-plagued Spurs (15-14) have spent most of the season trying to keep their heads above water.Rudy Gay added 21 points and DeMar DeRozan had 14 points and seven assists for San Antonio. “I turned to one of the coaches and said, ‘Even if we’re making shots, we lose tonight because they’re just shooting the ball so well,’ ” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said of a Spurs team that shot 59 percent from the field. “I didn’t think we were into them enough. I thought they were very comfortable.”Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.A franchise that won five championships behind a dominant defense under Gregg Popovich has been troubled by an inability to stop people this season. Two weeks ago, the Spurs lost by 30 points in three games after the franchise suffered only five such losses in Popovich’s first 1,758 games.San Antonio has since staged a revival, holding an opponent under 100 points for the third straight game while winning the first four games of a six-game homestand. With fans celebrating in giveaway T-shirts featuring the team’s Fiesta colors, the Spurs feel like they have finally turned the corner defensively.“Yeah, but we’re still going to continue to get better defensively,” DeRozan said. “Talking, communication, but for the most part we’re just going out there having fun, playing with a lot of confidence.”Tobias Harris had 17 points for the Clippers and Danilo Gallinari and Avery Bradley added 15 apiece. The Clippers (17-11) have lost two straight and four of five. The Spurs had a 14-2 advantage on fast-break points and shot 63 percent in the first quarter while opening a 38-27 lead that swelled as the game progressed.Playing their third game in four nights and without Lou Williams and Luc Mbah a Moute, the Clippers’ only lead came in the opening 2½ minutes of the game.San Antonio held the Clippers to 20 points in the third quarter, extending its lead to 24 points and enabling Popovich to rest his starters in the fourth.“In any stat, in any part of the floor, they were just better than us tonight,” Gallinari said.TIP-INSClippers: Harris was cut across the bridge of his nose when DeRozan swiped down in an attempt to strip the Clippers forward of the ball. Harris had to have a bandage placed on his nose before re-entering. … Former Spurs center Boban Marjanovic received a huge ovation when he entered the game in the fourth quarter. … Williams missed his second straight game after injuring his left hamstring on Monday night against Phoenix. Williams is expected to miss two weeks. … Mbah a Moute has sat out 24 straight games with a sore left knee. … The Clippers are 13-71 against the Spurs in San Antonio.Spurs: San Antonio forward Davis Bertans returned after missing two games following the birth of his first child. Bertans had five points and four rebounds in 17 minutes. … The Spurs’ 38 points in the first quarter were two shy of matching their season high of 40, which they set Oct. 22 against the Lakers. … Bryn Forbes joined Danny Green and Gary Neal as the only Spurs players to score 1,000 points and make 150 3-pointers in their first 150 games with the team. Forbes finished with 10 points and was 2 for 7 on 3-pointers.INSPIRINGRivers still has fond memories of his two seasons playing for the Spurs from 1994-96, even if it meant he had to give up his Sundays.“Playing here with David (Robinson) and Avery (Johnson), I mean, my goodness they inspired you to do a lot of things, even go to church,” Rivers said, laughing. “That was a tough one. My Sundays were off, but I did (go).”WHAT IS THAT?Aldridge isn’t sure what to make of Marco Belinelli’s fondness for taking off-balance shots rather than squaring up for a basket.“You’re going to get some that look great and you’re going to get some that look like, ‘Oh Lord.’ You’ve just got to deal with it,” Aldridge said.UP NEXTThe Clippers play at Oklahoma City on Saturday night.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Albert Pujols calls return to St. Louis ‘one of the best moments’ of his career

first_img Related News Albert Pujols is grateful for the standing ovations he received from Cardinals fans throughout the Angels’ series against St. Louis at Busch Stadium.Pujols, 39, spent the first 11 years of his MLB career in St. Louis before joining Los Angeles in 2012. He was on the receiving end of cheers from the opposition this weekend throughout a series that began Friday.  Yankees trade rumors: New York will only move Clint Frazier for pitcher with ‘multiple years of control’ Mets apologize after Jason Vargas threatens, charges at reportercenter_img Cardinals fans celebrated every time the 10-time All-Star, two-time World Series champion and three-time National League MVP stepped to the plate. Fans in St. Louis chanted “ALBERT! ALBERT!” during Pujols’ at-bat in the 9th 👏 pic.twitter.com/gqw9LrOcGQ— ESPN (@espn) June 24, 2019″This is probably one of the best moments of my career,” Pujols told reporters after the game, via The Associated Press. “I’m going to put it up there with the two World Series championships.” Both Pujols’ championships were won with the Cardinals, as were his MVP awards. Still, he said he was surprised by the fans’ reactions.”I wasn’t expecting this,” Pujols said. “These fans are unbelievable. “The Angels are 39-40 and sit in fourth in the AL West. Pujols is batting .233 and has hit 13 home runs so far in his 19th MLB season.last_img read more

Jets, Bills and 49ers boast top-rated rookies in ‘Madden NFL 20’

first_imgDespite his lower Overall rating, Murray will be a big threat right out of the gate. He has 91 Speed, 92 Acceleration, 90 Agility, 89 Throw Power and 87 Throw on the Run. The second-highest-rated rookie is Ed Oliver of the Bills. He comes in at 79 Overall, ahead of his draft position of 9th. Nick Bosa, selected second by the 49ers, ranks third at 78 Overall.One name rated well above his draft position is Seattle Seahawks wide receiver D.K. Metcalf, who was taken 64th but boasts a 76 Overall rating that ranks him tied for seventh among rookies.Players with impressive physical and athletic attributes have an advantage in ratings, as those have already been demonstrated without having play a single down. At receiver, Metcalf has 95 Speed (second), 94 Jumping (second), 93 Acceleration (third), 80 Stiff Arm (first), 77 Strength (first), and 68 Trucking (first).Others who jumped beyond their slots include Vikings tight end Irv Smith Jr. (taken 50th — 75 Overall) and receiver J.J. Arcega-Whiteside of the Eagles (drafted 57th — 73 Overall).Marquise “Hollywood” Brown is the fastest rookie with a Speed rating of 97. Metcalf, Mecole Hardman, and Andy Isabella are next at 95.MORE: Patrick Mahomes graces cover of ‘Madden NFL 20’The most disappointing player entering “Madden NFL 20″ is easy to identify. Giants quarterback Daniel Jones was taken sixth overall, but ranks 204th among rookies with a 63 Overall. One of those players is a quarterback who went undrafted. A new ratings system is spreading out the numbers more this year in order to better differentiate player performance on the field. That has been reflected here, as typically in the past the top rookies would start in the low-mid 80s. This year there are numerous first rounders who don’t even crack the 70s.80: Quinnen Williams (NYJ)79: Ed Oliver (BUF)78: Nick Bosa (SF)77: Josh Allen (JAX), Marquise Brown (BAL), T.J. Hockenson (DET)76: Dexter Lawrence (NYG), D.K. Metcalf (SEA)75: Brian Burns (CAR), Irv Smith (MIN), Byron Murphy (ARI), Christian Wilkins (MIA)74: Noah Fant (DEN), Clelin Ferrell (OAK), Josh Jacobs (OAK), N’Keal Harry (NE), Jeffery Simmons (TEN), Jerry Tillery (LAC), Devin White (TB)73: Kyler Murray (ARI), J.J. Arcega Whiteside (PHI), Garrett Bradbury (MIN), Rashan Gary (GB), Montez Sweat (WAS), Greedy Williams (CLE)72: A.J. Brown (TEN), Sean Murphy-Bunting (TB), Devin Bush (PIT), Hakeem Butler (ARI), Dwayne Haskins (WAS), Darrell Henderson (LAR), Trysten Hill (DAL), Andy Isabella (ARI), Darnell Savage (GB), Jace Sternberger (GB), Jachai Polite (NYJ), Miles Sanders (PHI), Devin Singletary (BUF), Jonah Williams (CIN)”Madden NFL 20” releases on July 30 (Superstar Edition for $80) and Aug. 2 (Standard Edition) and includes a new Career Mode featuring some college teams. The Standard Edition of the game is available for just $50.94 through Amazon.Bryan Wiedey posts sports gaming news and analysis daily at Pastapadre.com, is co-founder of the sports gaming site HitThePass.com, hosts the “Press Row Podcast” and can be reached on  Twitter @Pastapadre. MORE: ‘Madden’ Russell Wilson looks nothing like real thingRookie quarterbacks have generally been rated lower than other positions that may have easier transitions to the NFL from college. Lower ratings in categories such as Awareness play a big role in that trend. Quarterbacks have to get on the field and prove themselves, but they benefit from playing the position that can produce the most highlights — and stats — to result in a rise in ratings over the course of a season. Kyler Murray was selected No. 1 in the 2019 NFL Draft by the Cardinals, but that isn’t his position as far as rookie ratings go for the upcoming “Madden NFL 20.” The label of “top rookie” instead belongs to the NFL Draft’s third overall pick, Quinnen Williams of the New York Jets, who was given an 80 Overall rating by video game developer EA Sports.In fact, Murray barely cracks the upper tier as he finds himself in a tie for 20th with a 73 Overall rating.last_img read more