first_imgBeach replenishment operations, undertaken as a part of the ongoing restoration efforts in the San Elijo Lagoon, are now underway at the Fletcher Cove in Solana Beach, reports Build NCC.The City of Solana Beach confirmed yesterday that the sand pumping operations began Saturday, April 28th and are anticipated to take approximately four weeks to complete.During the works, crews will be pumping beach quality sand onto Fletcher Cove Beach located along South Sierra Avenue in the City of Solana Beach.“Beach replenishment operations will take place 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Crews will pump 146,000 cubic yards of sand from the lagoon and place it on Fletcher Cove Beach, continuing the process of replenishing a portion of the North County shoreline,” the City said.The city also added that during the beach replenishment, beach-goers can expect limited access around work areas and nearby residents and businesses can expect intermittent noise and lights.[mappress mapid=”25093″]last_img read more

first_imgThe East Central Trojans Wrestling team will be hosting the #1 team in Southwest Ohio, The Elder Panthers on Friday, January 24th as part of their Alumni Night.The meet will be taking place at The EC Performance Arts Center. The JV will start at 6 PM and The Varsity will get underway at 7. There will be a special meal from 5-6.Coach Adam Wolf’s grapplers are undefeated (34-0) and The Eastern Indiana Athletic Conference champions wrestlers will take on Elder for the first time. Free admission.last_img read more

first_imgRelatedPosts Lampard: I still have confidence in Tomori Mane double eases Liverpool to win over 10-man Chelsea EPL: Chelsea, Liverpool in cagey duel Former Marseille president Pape Diouf has died after suffering from coronavirus, his club has announced. The club tweeted: “It is with great sadness that Olympique de Marseille learned of the death of Pape Diouf. Pape will remain in the hearts of the Marseillais forever, as one of the great architects in the club’s history.” The club had earlier revealed the 68-year-old, who was also a former LFP official, had been suffering from coronavirus. A statement at read: “The Ligue de Football Professionnel has learned this evening with great sadness of the death of Pape Diouf at the age of 68. “Journalist, agent, president of Olympique de Marseille from 2005 to 2009, Pape Diouf dedicated his whole life in service of football. “A member of the LFP administrative council from September 2007 to June 2009, Pape Diouf will be remembered as a charismatic and passionate director. “In this moment of immense sadness for French football, the LFP offers its condolences to his family and those close to him, and to Olympique de Marseille.” During the Senegalese’s time at the club, Marseille twice finished second in Ligue 1 and also reached two Coupe de France finals. The club tweeted earlier on Tuesday: “All Olympiens send strength and positive thoughts toward our former president Pape Diouf, who was affected by the #Covid19.” Former France striker Djibril Cisse played for OM when Diouf was in charge, with the president going through with his signing from Liverpool despite a Cisse breaking his leg while playing for France. Cisse was quick to pay tribute after news of his death emerged, writing on Twitter: “Today French football has lost a great man. My sadness is great today. “Merci mon Pape… Rest in peace.”Tags: Djibril CisseLiverpoolOlympique de MarseillePape DioufThe Ligue de Football Professionnellast_img read more

first_imgJoe Schmidt offered a nod of sympathy to predecessor Declan Kidney after being appointed Ireland head coach until 2016. Kidney was told last month that his contract would not be renewed in response to a poor RBS 6 Nations that saw the team finish fifth, their worst championship performance since 1999. However, his final six months in charge were undermined by an appalling injury list that bordered on the farcical at times. Schmidt, who will oversee the remainder of double-chasing Leinster’s season, acknowledges the challenging landscape in which Kidney was forced to operate, and he said: “I certainly sympathise with the recent Irish performances and the results that didn’t go their way can be mitigated by the number of key players who were missing.” Press Associationcenter_img He added: “It’s been the same at Leinster this season. If you have injuries you’re compromised and have to fight your way through those periods. “Look at the way Munster have recharged themselves recently following the return of key players. I hope that with Ireland we’ll have less injuries and give the performances that will meet the expectations of our supporters.” Schmidt guided Leinster to consecutive Heineken Cup crowns in 2011 and 12 and it was that success that identified him as the outstanding candidate for the Ireland job. The 52-year-old New Zealander will officially begin work on July 1 with Les Kiss – the attack coach under Kidney – overseeing the summer tour to the USA and Canada. “When I came to Leinster in 2010 I didn’t really want to be a head coach, but I’ve really enjoyed the experience since,” he said. “I’m really motivated by challenge and this is a super but intimidating one. “If you’re going to find out what you can bring to a group, what better way than to take on one of the big jobs in world rugby. “I’ve had a good look at a lot of Ireland’s players and when we get our collective together, we’ll try to improve performance and make us as competitive as possible.” last_img read more

first_img FSF chief executive Kevin Miles believes the very audience Premier League clubs should be targetting are the ones being hit hardest in the pocket by the rising cost of attending matches. “Traditionally the atmosphere generated within English football grounds has been one of the things which sets it apart from football elsewhere, and ironically is one of the main drivers between the television revenue streams,” Miles told Press Association Sport. “Even just looked at from the economic angle, it would be short-sighted to jeopardise that in pursuit of the immediate bottom line. “The section of the fanbase which has historically been responsible for generating the cutting edge of the atmosphere in grounds has been young fans, particularly teenagers and those in their early 20s, who are currently the most vulnerable to being priced out of the game – and the outcome of that process is detectable at every Premier League ground.” The FSF believe introducing such changes could only enhance the product which currently generates billions of pounds of revenue for Premier League clubs from collective broadcasting deals around the globe. “It is the tradition and atmosphere within English football grounds which is a large part of what overseas television markets prize,” Miles added. “If professional football wants to guarantee that it takes place against a background of passionate noise and commitment, then a few simple steps needs to be guaranteed. “There has to be ticket prices which young people can afford, encouraging as large as possible away fan attendance and locating the noisiest supporters from home and away clubs in parts of the ground where the atmosphere they generate is felt to maximum effect.” English football risks losing its most prized marketable asset of an unrivalled passionate atmosphere at packed grounds, according to the Football Supporters Federation – unless more is done to make the game affordable to ‘noisy’ younger fans. Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho said it felt like “playing in an empty stadium” during the Barclays Premier League game against QPR on Saturday, believing such an environment has contributed to the way his team are approaching home games. Ever-increasing ticket prices has long been a thorny issue, with many fans simply priced out of the market. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

first_imgFormer West Indies team manager Ricky Skerritt is the new president of Cricket West Indies (CWI).The Barbados Nation News is reporting that the announcement was made in Jamaica earlier his afternoon and Skerritt was declared victorious over incumbent Dave Cameron by 8-4 votes.Former CWI president Dave CameronThe result means that Cameron’s six year reign comes to an end and Dr Kishore Shallow will now become the vice-president.last_img

first_imgTAROUBA, Trinidad (CMC) – Unbeaten Trinbago Knight Riders swept into tomorrow’s final of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) after ruthlessly disposing of an erratic Jamaica Tallawahs by nine wickets in the first semi-final here yesterday.Akeal Hosein laid the platform for TKR’s 11th straight win when he snatched three for 14 with his left-arm spin to restrict Tallawahs to a meagre 107 for seven off their 20 overs.Opener Lendl Simmons then stroked an unbeaten 54 and Tion Webster, 44 not out, as TKR chased down their target with five overs left.“Getting this far now is about the big picture which is on tomorrow; so for us, we still have to try and keep it level,” TKR captain Kieron Pollard said afterwards.“We still have to try and enjoy our victory as we’ve been doing throughout the tournament but we still have to come in 48 hours and try to play a better game of cricket than we did today.”Sent in, Tallawahs lost Jermaine Blackwood to the fourth ball of the match without a run on the board, bowled by Hosein, as he missed a wild heave and when Glenn Phillips steered left-arm spinner Khary Pierre (2-29) to point in the next over, the innings was already in crisis at two for two.Hosein then quickly knocked over the promoted Mujeeb-ur-Rahman (0) and Asif Ali (4) to leave Tallawahs tottering on 25 for four before Nkrumah Bonner top-scored with 41 and captain Rovman Powell chipped in with 33, to salvage pride for their side.Bonner struck five fours in a 42-ball knock while Powell counted a four and a six off 35 deliveries, as the pair combined in a 38-run fifth wicket stand.Leg-spinner Fawad Ahmed broke the stand in the 12th over when he got Bonner to play on at 63 for five and with five runs added, Tallawahs suffered a game-changing blow when Andre Russell was controversially given out by umpire Nigel Duguid, caught at slip for two off off-spinner Sunil Narine.A clearly upset Russell remonstrated angrily before storming off and TV replays confirmed the player’s reaction, showing the ball clearly striking only the pad before ballooning to Dwayne Bravo.With their talisman gone, Tallawahs’ hopes of a competitive total also disappeared and it was left to Powell and Carlos Brathwaite (13 not out) to add 24 for the seventh wicket, before Powell holed out to deep mid-off off Pierre at the end of the 18th over.“We lost four wickets in the power-play and the stats show when you lose four wickets in the power-play you usually end on a (losing) note,” Powell lamented.“There was a lot of inconsistency. The batters didn’t stand up all season and we asked our international batters to bat most of the overs and we just didn’t do that.”The target was never going to seriously test TKR but when off-spinner Mujeeb bowled Narine for four in the second over with 14 runs on the board, Tallawahs began to dream.However, Simmons and Webster hastily dashed those hopes in a rollicking 97-run, unbroken second-wicket stand.Simmons faced 44 balls and struck half-dozen fours and two sixes while Webster’s 43-ball knock was laced with one six and half-a-dozen fours – the last two of which propelled TKR past their target.last_img read more

first_imgEmmanuel Bonaventure Dennis (left) and David Okereke waiting to be declared champions after Belgian football authorities declared the Jupiler season finished…thursday Duro Ikhazuagbe with agency reportNigerian duo of Emmanuel Bonaventure Dennis and David Okereke are waiting to be crowned champions of Belgian Jupiler following the decision of the country’s football chiefs to cancel the rest of the season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.The league’s board of directors made the decision yesterday and have made a recommendation to the general assembly. In a statement, the league said: “The board of directors unanimously decided that it was not desirable, whatever the scenario envisaged, to continue the competition after 30 June.”Dennis who made his Super Eagles debut in the 2-2 friendly draw with Ukraine on September 10 last year and his Club Brugge are to be named league champions on April 15 when a working group decides those to be relegated and promoted. Dennis was introduced into the Nigeria versus Ukraine game as 82nd minute substitute for Samuel Chukwueze.Brugge were 15 points clear of second placed Gent and have just one more game to play before going into the playoff to decide the winner of the season.The Belgian league normally goes into a playoff system after 30 games to decide champions and European places.When Club Brugge are declared champions, they will automatically qualify for the UEFA Champions League while Gent will go into the ChampionsLeague qualifiers for next season.Nigeria forward Emmanuel Dennis, a key member of the Brugge’s team has now picked up his second league title with the club. He first won the title with the club in the 2017/2018 season.Okereke on the other hand joined Brugge from Italia Serie B outfit, Spezia last summer.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

first_img Comments Published on February 6, 2012 at 12:00 pm Packed into a musty van in Tampa, Fla., a demoralized Syracuse team sought answers after a blowout loss to South Florida.It was not the opening Alessondra Parra and her veteran teammates envisioned for this season.‘We had a serious talk afterward about everyone taking responsibility for their own match,’ Parra said. ‘We felt like we should have hit the ground running, and we really took those two losses to heart.’With the addition of five freshmen to the SU roster and a tougher schedule, the defeat served as a reality check for the more experienced players like Parra and senior Emily Harman. The Orange (3-3, 2-1 Big East) quickly learned it had plenty to work on, especially the freshman class. And the veterans had to lead by example to help the freshmen gain confidence.SU head coach Luke Jensen said the freshmen will need to adjust and overcome the learning curve to form a competitive team with the already set pieces of Parra, Harman, and sophomores Maddie Kobelt and Aleah Marrow. The young Orange players will need to soak in the knowledge and experience of Jensen and the upperclassmen.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse carried a boatload of confidence into that season opener against the Bulls, but was knocked back by a deeper USF squad. The following weekend, Syracuse struggled against another nationally ranked opponent in Texas Christian. The Horned Frogs dominated nearly every game, and the Orange came out empty-handed with the exception of a lone Harman singles victory.However, Jensen, now in his sixth season at Syracuse, used both of those early losses as constructive criticism for his players. He challenged his team with those two matches, trying to see just how well they could hold up against two competitive opponents before the brunt of Big East play kicked in.And although SU’s vulnerable core of freshmen was battered in the loss, Jensen knew that those bitter feelings of dissatisfaction would be a great learning experience for future development.‘Every time we lose I feel like it’s much easier to coach these girls, especially the younger ones because they feel the sting and setback of defeat,’ Jensen said. ‘When we’re winning, they’re not pushing themselves as hard. And when we lose, it doesn’t leave a good taste in their mouth.’The Orange’s youth who were exposed after only two matches now hope for a strong start to the season quickly turned into sour disappointment.But Harman, who has been at the forefront of this tennis team since her rise as a freshman, followed Jensen’s lead and reminded her youthful teammates that they just needed to work a little harder.Whether it meant practicing with higher intensity or hitting the ball for an extra hour after practice, the senior captain was optimistic that the Orange could learn from its sluggish start.Harman said it was extremely important for the young players to get comfortable with the system under a high level of competition to create a strong dynamic and encourage development.‘As a freshman, I remember playing against Florida International, who was ranked No. 52 at the time,’ Harman said. ‘We didn’t win a single game in that match, but I gained so much because I was playing my heart out against someone who was better than me.’For the first time in their SU careers, five freshmen competed at a level of intensity beyond anything they had experienced in high school. And with the rigors of a tough schedule stacked against them, they were going to have to learn on the fly.The younger players look to Harman as a source of motivation.After opening her freshman season with a loss in the doubles and singles competition against TCU, Komal Safdar’s game was missing a spark. The former Greater Cincinnati Player of the Year wanted to step up and contribute. After being beat handily in her first match, Safdar used her loss as a reminder of what she has yet to accomplish.‘Playing against better competition gives us exposure and much more experience to work with,’ Safdar said. ‘We are still struggling, but that’s part of being young. As the season progresses, playing those quality opponents will give us a really good shot at winning.’Safdar and fellow freshman Amanda Rodgers built upon their mediocre performances by watching team leaders Parra and Harman during practice. The veteran duo hustled around the court to pick up tennis balls in between serves.Those brief moments of observation made the type of intensity and work ethic Jensen expects clear to the freshmen.With Jensen at the helm, the Orange has always been focused on maintaining an up-tempo and aggressive style during each match, something that Jensen said the younger players must do by constantly learning from one another.‘These guys have never been coached in this environment before, where they don’t have their private coach,’ Jensen said. ‘We don’t look too much into individual success. I mean, we each have individual matches, but we all play at the same time whether you’re on the sidelines or playing singles and doubles.‘It’s about everyone learning together and getting better as one unit.’Syracuse has rebounded from its early-season losses with wins in three of its last four matches. And both Rodgers and Safdar emerged in singles and doubles play to help the Orange get back on track.The turnaround all started by playing with a higher intensity level after the constructive talk in the crowded van down in Florida.And if the Orange freshmen want to turn small steps into large strides as the season progresses, they must soak in the competitive spirit of Parra and Harman and treat this year as a golden opportunity to learn and develop as players.‘Both Parra and Harman always come together at the end of practice and tell us how satisfying our accomplishments will feel if we keep playing up to our potential,’ Safdar said. ‘We can’t expect improvement to happen overnight, but it doesn’t mean that we can’t try to make it happen overnight.’ center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

first_imgAnother offseason comes and yet again, so does another transfer quarterback for Wisconsin football. This time, it’s a junior college transfer.Tanner McEvoy, regarded as the top dual-threat quarterback in junior college football, is transferring to Wisconsin, as reported by Evan Flood of 247sports Monday afternoon. McEvoy visited Wisconsin on Jan. 29 and was reportedly interested in Oregon, Florida and West Virginia.The 6-foot-6 quarterback from Hillsdale, N.J. just recently spent his first season of eligibility at Arizona Western Community College, where he played in eight games and threw 24 touchdowns. The four-star thrower is deemed a dual-threat quarterback due to his ability to not only pass efficiently, but run as well. McEvoy also ran for 250 yards and 3 touchdowns on the season.Originally a South Carolina Gamecock, McEvoy decided to transfer at the beginning of his redshirt freshman season following a late June arrest in North Carolina for driving after consuming alcohol while under the legal drinking age. Following the arrest, he was temporarily suspended from team activities before being reinstated before the season.McEvoy is the lone quarterback from new head coach Gary Andersen’s 2013 recruiting class and will have three years of eligibility. He will join a long list of quarterbacks competing for play in 2013, which includes three former starters in Joel Stave, Curt Phillips and Danny O’Brien. Redshirt Freshman and former four-star recruit himself Bart Houston will also be in the mix after returning from shoulder surgery as well as redshirt senior Jon Budmayr.last_img read more