Waterfront display apartment opens at Marina Concourse

first_imgSunland Group is another step closer in its transformation of the Royal Pines Marina, with the opening of the new display apartment at Marina Concourse.A STUNNING new display apartment at Marina Concourse has officially opened.Sunland Group is behind the development, which forms part of its transformation of the Royal Pines Marina.Sunland managing director Sahba Abedian said the three-bedroom, waterfront display apartment, furnished by King Living, offered a refined environment of comfort. Inside the display apartment. The bathroom.“The prestigious location, size, and north-facing orientation of the apartments within Marina Concourse have been a strong drawcard for the local market, particularly downsizers, who are seeking to enjoy the lifestyle benefits of the location without sacrificing space, quality or outlook,” Mr Abedian said. “At Marina Concourse, a selection of three-bedroom apartments span the entire width of the twin low-rise buildings to deliver north-facing waterfront views and 155sq m of living, with high ceilings and full-height windows to capture the stunning views of the marina and its landscaped surrounds.” One of the bedrooms.Prices start from $535,000 for a two-bedroom waterfront apartment, and from $799,000 for a three-bedroom waterfront apartment.Scheduled for completion in mid-2018, Marina Concourse is the final chapter of Sunland Group’s visionary master plan at Royal Pines in Benowa and will transform the marina into a vibrant new waterfront residential, retail and leisure complex More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach Northless than 1 hour ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa20 hours agoThe kitchen.last_img read more

WPTO Seeks Feedback on Marine Sciences Laboratory

first_imgThe Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) on behalf of the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy is seeking feedback from the renewable energy industry, academia, national laboratories, government agencies, and private entities about the use of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s (PNNL) Marine Sciences Laboratory (MSL) as a research, development, testing, and validation venue.This RFI addresses the growing interest in the use of MSL facilities for renewable energy, maritime markets—as part of WPTO’s Powering the Blue Economy Initiative—and energy storage research, technology development, and testing.Results of this RFI may be used to help DOE and PNNL prioritize MSL resources and investments.This is solely a request for information and not a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA).Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to WPTORFI@ee.doe.gov no later than August 8, 2019.PNNL’s Marine Sciences Laboratory (MSL), located at the mouth of Sequim Bay in Washington State, is the U.S. Department of Energy’s research and development capability focused on helping the nation achieve its needs for sustainable energy, a sustaining environment, and robust security in coastal environments.last_img read more

Man Utd signing Bishop impressed by De Gea, Romero

first_img Bishop also said that De Gea was someone he admired when growing up: “He’s incredible. His calmness, his composure, he’s got everything. Everything he’s done in the game is just admirable alone. He’s still quite young which is nice as well. “He’s just got that character, that positive persona when you’re around him and he’s got time for you as well which is lovely. He’s got time for everyone which is spot on.” And when asked about the qualities of those two that struck him the most, Bishop responded: “David’s ability to be a goalkeeper is incredible. He can catch everything. Honestly, everything. Read Also: “And Serge as a person and as a character, he’s got that incredible ability to pull things out of nowhere which is unreal. David’s hands and David’s saves as well. They’re both top tier keepers.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The 20-year-old goalkeeper joined in the January transfer window and penned a two and a half year contract. He has been training with the two first team keepers during the mini winter break, as Lee Grant did not travel to the Red Devils’ training camp in Spain. When asked by the club website what it was like to train with the first team, Bishop said: “It’s incredible. Serge, you can learn so much from him. “David is one of the best in the world, so it’s just an honour to be around him. To learn off everything he does, every little thing, every aspect, his attitude, everything is just fantastic and Sergio as well, he’s just so positive. “He’s open to teaching, coaching, helping me as well which is so nice.” Manchester United new boy Nathan Bishop has spoken about his impressions of David De Gea and Sergio Romero.center_img Loading…last_img read more

Margaret Rose Best

first_imgMargaret Rose Best, 77, of Bryan, Texas, passed away Monday, December 24, 2018.  Born July 4, 1941 in Cincinnati, Ohio she was the daughter of William and Ada (Hahn) Bledsoe. Margaret was a special education teacher who valued education so much that she mentored many children.  She was a dog rescuer and loved her dogs very much. Margaret loved spending time with her grandchildren and will be missed deeply by all who knew her.Margaret leaves behind to cherish her memories, a son, Lawrence Best and wife Gedalee; a daughter, Anne Marie-Rose May and husband Gary; a brother, Warren McClintock and wife Pat; and a grandchild, Lawrence Joseph –Andaya Best. She is preceded in death by her parents; a sister; and a brother-in-law.Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, January 5, 2019 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 929 Main Street, Brookville.  Father Vincent Lampert will officiate the funeral service at 1 p.m. and burial will follow in St. Michael Cemetery.To sign the online guestbook please visit www.cookrosenberger.com.  The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Margaret Best.last_img read more

Pieters sinks Magpies

first_imgStoke boosted their hopes of a top-10 finish and increased the pressure on Alan Pardew with a 1-0 victory over Newcastle at the Britannia Stadium. The Potters have never finished in the top 10 in the Barclays Premier League before but are now only three points behind Newcastle in ninth and four points short of their record tally of 47 points. They needed a stroke of good fortune to seal the win, though, with Erik Pieters’ 42nd-minute strike certainly intended as a cross. Press Association Steven Nzonzi tried his luck at the other end in the 26th minute with a shot from the edge of the box that was deflected over the bar by Fabricio Coloccini. Peter Odemwingie had a similar opening soon after when he was well found by Arnautovic but he miscued his shot horribly. Then in the 42nd minute Stoke made the breakthrough, Pieters floating his cross just beyond the despairing reach of Krul. It was undoubtedly tough on Newcastle, who tried to respond before the break through Chei ck Tiote but his fierce long-ranger was well held by Asmir Begovic. Like the first half, the first chance of the second period was a Crouch header from Arnautovic’s cross, but this time the striker could not quite get over the top of the ball. And Crouch threatened again in the 61st minute, this time with a header from Geoff Cameron’s deep cross, but Krul was behind it. Shawcross showed his value at the other end with a block from Mike Williamson’s goal-bound shot, leaving the Newcastle defender with head in hands. Charlie Adam entered the fray as a 66th-minute replacement for Ireland and wearing a mask to protect his nose, which he broke in four places in training this week. The Scot is due to have an operation on Monday but did not want to miss the game. And he almost made the points safe when he ran onto Arnautovic’s clever pass but pulled his shot past the far post. Begovic had been largely untroubled in the second half but Vurnon Anita spurned a great chance to equalise five minutes from time when he headed Ameobi’s cross over an empty goal. Boos from the travelling fans greeted the final whistle, with a ‘Pardew Out’ banner displayed. Newcastle have taken just 13 points from 16 games since beating nine-man Stoke at St James’ Park on Boxing Day. It was the Dutch full-back’s first goal for Stoke and his first in any competition since he played for FC Utrecht six years ago. Newcastle have now lost four successive games, conceding 12 goals and scoring none, and there were calls for Pardew’s head from the sizeable travelling support. The visitors were boosted by the return of goalkeeper Tim Krul from injury while Stoke captain Ryan Shawcross became the first player to make 200 Premier League appearances for the club. The hosts, watched by their biggest crowd of the season, have lost just twice at the Britannia Stadium in the league all campaign and they should have taken the lead in the 10th minute. The dangerous Marko Arnautovic swung over a perfect cross but leading scorer Peter Crouch headed against a post from five yards. Two minutes later it was Newcastle’s turn to miss a golden chance as Shola Amoebi’s flick found Dan Gosling in front of goal six yards out but he could only slice the ball over the bar. Most of the pressure was coming from Stoke but Ameobi and his strike partner Papiss Cisse were causing problems for the hosts. The latter wanted a penalty after going down under a clumsy challenge from Geoff Cameron but referee Mike Jones was unmoved. last_img read more

Fifa World Cup FIFA World Cup 2018 Highlights, Spain vs Russia: Akinfeev the hero as Russia stun Spain in penalties

first_imgNew Delhi: Welcome to News Nation live coverage of the FIFA World Cup 2018. The third last-16 clash of the 2018 FIFA World Cup 2018 sees Spain and hosts Russia go head-to-head at the magnificent 81,000-seater Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.Spain come into the game off the back of being pushed all the way by a stubborn Morocco side in a 2-2 thriller in Kaliningrad. A lovely 91st-minute backheel flick from Iago Aspas – initially ruled out for offside and then reinstated by VAR – ensured that Spain finished top of Group B (W1, D2, L0).Group A runners-up Russia (W2, D0), who are making their first appearance in the WC knockout stages since 1986, sealed their place in the last-16 with a game to spare after beating Saudi Arabia (5-0) and Egypt (3-1). Stanislav Cherchesov’s side suffered a comprehensive 3-0 defeat to Uruguay in their final group encounter.Highlights of Spain vs Russia: For all the Latest Sports News News, Fifa World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. # The first half of today’s match has just finished.# 45+2′ Igor Akinfeev makes a superb save to deny a header which was nodded by Diego Costa (Spain) after a cross from the side.# 45+1′ Diego Costa (Spain) runs onto a loose pass inside the box and releases a tremendous shot low towards the middle of the goal. However, Igor Akinfeev anticipates the shot and makes an easy save.# There will be a minimum of 2 min. of added time. # 41′ Goal! Artem Dzyuba (Russia) wins the battle of wills and sends an unstoppable penalty past David de Gea into right side of the goal.# Gerard Pique (Spain) receives a yellow card.# 40′ The ball spins up and hits the hand of Gerard Pique (Spain) after he fails to control it and the referee blows his whistle for a foul. The referee gives a penalty kick to Russia!!# 39′ Roman Zobnin (Russia) whips the ball in, but it fails to reach any of his teammates as the opposition’s defence averts the threat. Russia force their opponents to concede a corner.# 37′ Bjorn Kuipers blows his whistle and it’s Diego Costa (Spain) who is penalised for an offensive foul. Good decision by the referee.# 35′ CHANCE! Aleksandr Golovin (Russia) takes a short pass in his stride and attempts to beat the keeper from mid-range, but the shot screeches just wide of the right post.# 30′ Mario Fernandes (Russia) nearly creates a chance, but his attempt to pick out a teammate with a through ball does not come off.# 28′ Yuri Zhirkov (Russia) rolls the ball short to a teammate from the corner instead of sending a cross into the box.# 27′ Aleksandr Samedov (Russia) sees an unmarked teammate and attempts to send him a low pass. However, one of the defenders reads the game perfectly and averts the danger. The ball is out of play and Russia manage to earn a corner.# 25′ Isco (Spain) attempts to slip the ball through the defence, but is unable to find any of his teammates.Ramos is so dangerous off set pieces these days he doesn’t even need to touch the ball… 😅#ESPRUS pic.twitter.com/fec0HuFCBc— FIFA World Cup 🏆 (@FIFAWorldCup) July 1, 2018# 24′ Ilya Kutepov (Russia) whips a promising cross into the box, but the opposition’s defence intercepts the ball.# 23′ Aleksandr Samedov (Russia) puts a cross into the box from the free kick, but the defender gets there first.# 22′ Bjorn Kuipers couldn’t ignore the rough tackle by Sergio Ramos (Spain) and blew his whistle. Russia get a free kick.# 19′ A pass by Jordi Alba (Spain) ends up in no man’s land, and the attacking effort comes to an end.🎉Parties in the streets of Moscow or Madrid tonight?#ESPRUS pic.twitter.com/1rntRNXEjS— FIFA World Cup 🏆 (@FIFAWorldCup) July 1, 2018# 18′ The ball possession is 74:26.# 14′ A short pass finds Roman Zobnin (Russia). He spots the keeper off his line and shoots from mid-range, but the ball sails high over the bar.# 13′ The game is interrupted as Artem Dzyuba (Russia) is flagged offside.# 12′ OWN GOAL! The free kick is whipped in and the ball hits Sergey Ignashevich (Russia), who finds the back of his own net. 1:0.# 10′ Yuri Zhirkov (Russia) makes a rough challenge and the referee blows for a foul. Spain earn a free kick.# 8′ A crossfield pass from Sergio Busquets (Spain) fails to find any of his teammates.# 7′ Great teamplay by Spain as they control the ball with a lot of short passes. Patience is the key if they want to find a gap in the defence to score.# 6′ Isco (Spain) sends a lofted cross into the box which is headed clear.# 5′ Yuri Zhirkov (Russia) is in the right place at the right time to receive a rebound and decides to shoot from long range, but his effort is immediately blocked.# 4′ The resulting corner from Aleksandr Samedov (Russia) only finds one of the defenders, who heads it out of danger.# 4′ Aleksandr Golovin (Russia) delivers a promising cross into the box, but it’s cleared. Russia force a corner. They send men into the box.# 3′ Jordi Alba (Spain) goes on a solo run, but he fails to create a chance as an opposition player blocks him.# 1′ Sergio Ramos (Spain) attempts a long crossfield pass, but the defence does well to intercept the ball.# Kick off!# Kick off is nearing! Let us know whom are you supporting using #NNWorldCup on Twitter and we will feature the best of the tweets here!# Both the teams are out and the National Anthems are on!# Bjorn Kuipers got the nomination for today’s game and will try his best to be a fair judge and not make any mistakes.# Russia were the most clinical team in the group stage with a conversion rate of 25.9%.🏟️ Where #RUS’s #WorldCup journey begins and ends?Or the location of arguably their greatest ever triumph?#ESPRUS pic.twitter.com/HGsLxPk3O2— FIFA World Cup 🏆 (@FIFAWorldCup) July 1, 2018# Spain have never been beaten by Russia (W4, D2, GF12, GA4) and boast a perfect record against the Russians in major tournaments (W3, D0, L0, GF8, GA1). The two sides played out a 3-3 friendly draw in their last meeting back in November 2017.#ESPRUS // FORMATIONSHow would you have lined them up for this game? pic.twitter.com/VggM8Lw1To— FIFA World Cup 🏆 (@FIFAWorldCup) July 1, 2018# David de Gea has conceded a whopping five goals from just six shots on target in the WC so far, but Spain boss Fernando Hierro has confirmed that the Man Utd star will keep his place between the sticks against Russia.# Stat attack: Spain are now unbeaten in their last 23 games (W15, D8) and haven’t failed to score in any of those matches.# Players to watch: No Spain player is hotter than Aspas right now. The quick-witted striker has reached six goals for the national team faster than anybody else (382 minutes). While, Denis Cheryshev was the joint-third top scorer in the group stage alongside Diego Costa with three goals.With Cheryshev beginning on the bench, who do you think could make the difference for #RUS?#ESPRUS pic.twitter.com/9CYqFArn1h— FIFA World Cup 🏆 (@FIFAWorldCup) July 1, 2018Waiting for @andresiniesta8…#ESPRUS pic.twitter.com/OVx0W4gJoC— FIFA World Cup 🏆 (@FIFAWorldCup) July 1, 2018# Russia XI: Akinfeev (GK), Ignashevich, Kutepov, Kudryashov, Fernandes, Zhirkov, Zobnin, Samedov, Kuzyaev, Golovin, Dzyuba# Spain XI⁠: De Gea (GK); Nacho, Piqué, Ramos, Alba; Busquets, Koke; Asensio, Isco; Silva; Diego CostaTEAM NEWS! Here’s how #ESP and #RUS will begin in Moscow 👇#ESPRUS pic.twitter.com/FtetYgKCtG— FIFA World Cup 🏆 (@FIFAWorldCup) July 1, 2018#ESPRUS pic.twitter.com/XYv7py61sR— FIFA World Cup 🏆 (@FIFAWorldCup) July 1, 2018😁 “We’re all one. We’re all happy together”🙌 Meeting fans from around the world in Moscow pic.twitter.com/YIAzjxJoV2— FIFA World Cup 🏆 (@FIFAWorldCup) July 1, 2018Last time #RUS stepped out at the Luzhniki they scored five…How will tonight’s outing against #ESP pan out?#ESPRUS— FIFA World Cup 🏆 (@FIFAWorldCup) July 1, 2018 # Aspas misses! Igor Akinfeev the hero!# Cherychev keeps his calm!# Ramos converts his penalty!# Golovin scores for Russia!# Koke misses! What a save by Akinfeev!# Sergey Ignashevich scores for Russia!# Pique scores for Spain!# Smolov scores for Russia!# Iniesta converts the first penalty for Spain!# A penalty shootout is the most dramatic part of any football match and this one is about to start.# All square after Extra Time and We will witness this year’s first penalty shootout!# 1 additional min. will be played.# 119′ Another attempt to send the ball beyond the defence by Iago Aspas (Spain) is thwarted and cleared to safety.# 117′ Aleksandr Golovin (Russia) swings in the corner kick, but one of the defenders leaps highest to head the ball away.# 115′ PENALTY APPEAL after Sergio Ramos (Spain) goes down under a challenge from the defender. All players chase the referee but he’s not interested in the penalty claim. Play continues.# 114′ Koke (Spain) sends in a lofted cross from a mid-range free kick. His effort, however, goes out of play.# 113′ Gerard Pique (Spain) decides to strike the ball towards goal, but his effort fails to threaten the goalkeeper after being well blocked by one of the defenders.# 111′ The shots on goal statistics – 8:1.# 110′ Daniel Carvajal (Spain) gets to the rebound just outside the box, but his attempt is blocked by one of the defending players.# 109′ CHANCE! Rodrigo (Spain) bursts into the box after a fine solo run. He looks up and tries to place a shot into the bottom left corner, but Igor Akinfeev makes a great save to deny him his moment of glory.# 108′ Daniel Carvajal (Spain) swings a cross into the box, but it’s far too close to Igor Akinfeev, who smothers the ball.# 107′ Andres Iniesta (Spain) collects a pass from the flank, looks up and fires in a goal-bound shot from the edge of the box which canons off a defender to safety.# The referee blows his whistle to end the first period of extra-time.# 105′ Aleksandr Golovin (Russia) makes an overly-aggressive challenge and Bjorn Kuipers blows his whistle for a foul. It’s a free kick to Spain, but it’s in no position for a direct shot on goal.# 103′ Fernando Hierro prepares a substitution. Marco Asensio is replaced by Rodrigo (Spain).# 102′ Iago Aspas (Spain) dribbles into space and finds himself in a shooting position, but his shot from the edge of the box is bravely blocked.# 100′ Marco Asensio (Spain) picks up a pass and tries his luck from mid-range towards the middle of the goal, but Igor Akinfeev is equal to it and makes an easy save.# 97′ The referee signals that it is time for a substitution and Aleksandr Erokhin (Russia) is coming onto the pitch as Daler Kuzyayev cannot continue after picking up an injury.# 97′ Koke (Spain) tries to hit a shot towards goal from long range, but he miskicks the ball and it flies high over the crossbar.# 95′ Isco (Spain) swings in a cross, but the ball is cleared to safety by one of the defending players.# 93′ Jordi Alba (Spain) decides to strike the ball towards goal, but his effort fails to threaten the goalkeeper after being blocked by one of the defenders.# 92′ Daniel Carvajal (Spain) beats the defender to the ball in the box and shoots, but the ball flashes well past the left post.# Extra time will now be played as the result of this match was not decided in normal time.# The second half has finished, but the result of this match is still yet to be decided, and we will have EXTRA TIME!# 90+2′ Fedor Smolov (Russia) takes a shot from the edge of the area, but it goes harmlessly wide of the right post.# We will have 4 min. of added time.# 90′ Sergio Ramos (Spain) fails to connect properly with the corner kick and plants his header way over the bar from the centre of the box.# 90′ The resulting corner from Isco (Spain) is cleared. The ball goes behind for a corner. Spain will have an opportunity to threaten the opposition’s goal.# 89′ Koke (Spain) swings in a dangerous cross from the resulting corner kick, but none of his teammates manage to outjump the defence. The ball is out of play. A goal-scoring opportunity from a corner for Spain.# 88′ Denis Cheryshev (Russia) is penalised for holding. Bjorn Kuipers signals a set piece. It’s a free kick to Spain, but they probably won’t attempt a direct shot on goal from here.# 85′ Iago Aspas (Spain) is first to latch onto the rebound inside the penalty area. He sends a promising shot towards the bottom right corner, but it is denied by the goalkeeper who pulls off a superb save.# 85′ CHANCE! A sweet pass finds Andres Iniesta (Spain) on the edge of the box, and he drills the ball towards the bottom left corner. Igor Akinfeev is almost caught out but pulls off a brilliant save at the last second.# 84′ Andres Iniesta (Spain) looks to break free, but an opposing player clears the ball away.# 83′ A fine lofted pass into the box, sent by Koke (Spain), is intercepted by the opposition’s defence.# 82′ The corner from Marco Asensio (Spain) is cleared away by the defence.# 82′ Another attempt to send the ball beyond the defence by Isco (Spain) is thwarted and cleared to safety. Spain have been awarded a corner kick.# 80′ Daniel Carvajal (Spain) sends a teasing cross into the area, but Igor Akinfeev intercepts the ball.# 80′ It is time for a substitution. Iago Aspas (Spain) is on for Diego Costa.# 76′ Andres Iniesta (Spain) slides a pass forward, but one of the defenders cuts it out.# 74′ Marco Asensio (Spain) sends in the corner, but fails to find the head of any of his teammates, allowing the defence to clear.# 73′ A pass by Sergey Ignashevich (Russia) ends up in no man’s land, and the attacking effort comes to an end. The referee and one of his assistants signal for a corner kick to Spain.# 71′ Roman Zobnin (Russia) is literally asking for a yellow card with his behaviour. The referee agrees and books him.# 69′ Fernando Hierro prepares a substitution. Nacho is replaced by Daniel Carvajal (Spain).# 68′ 8:5 – the total goal attempt statistics.# 67′ David Silva goes off the pitch and Andres Iniesta (Spain) comes on.# 66′ Aleksandr Golovin (Russia) looks to break free, but his touch lets him down and he loses the ball.# 65′ Stanislav Cherchesov has decided to introduce fresh legs, with Fedor Smolov (Russia) replacing Artem Dzyuba.# 64′ Diego Costa (Spain) is adjudged offside.# 61′ Substitution. Denis Cheryshev (Russia) in, Aleksandr Samedov out.# 60′ David Silva (Spain) spurns a big chance! He makes himself some space to meet a cross and from near the penalty spot sends a header well wide of the left post!# 58′ Isco (Spain) takes the corner but only sends it into a huddle of the defenders and one of them makes a good clearance.# 58′ Isco (Spain) attempts to send a low pass into the box from the edge of the penalty area, but the opposition’s defence knocks the ball to safety. The linesman makes the right call and Spain will have a corner.# 57′ Aleksandr Samedov (Russia) puts a dangerous cross into the box, but the corner is cleared by the first man.# 55′ The free kick is delivered by Marco Asensio (Spain) but it’s not one of his best and is easily cleared.# 53′ Ilya Kutepov (Russia) is literally asking for a yellow card with his behaviour. The referee agrees and books him.# 53′ Sergio Busquets (Spain) reacts well to get to the rebound and takes a shot from the edge of the box, but he fails to get the ball through the players standing between him and the goal.# 51′ Nacho (Spain) produces a dangerous lofted cross into the box which is intercepted.# 51′ Diego Costa (Spain) finds himself some space to meet a beautiful cross from the free kick, and from near the penalty spot he attempts to score with a header. His effort lacks accuracy and floats high over the bar.# 49′ Aleksandr Golovin (Russia) jumps into a tackle and Bjorn Kuipers blows his whistle for a foul. Spain have been awarded a free kick.# 47′ Jordi Alba (Spain) picks up a cross inside the box and unleashes a quick shot towards the right side of the goal. His promising effort is kept out by Igor Akinfeev, who pulls off a stunning save!# Half-time substitution. Stanislav Cherchesov decided to make a change. Yuri Zhirkov (Russia) is replaced by Vladimir Granat.# The whistle blows and Bjorn Kuipers starts the second half.last_img read more

The Latest: Cubs’ Schwarber feeds police, firefighters, EMTs

first_imgThe Latest: Cubs’ Schwarber feeds police, firefighters, EMTs Isaac announced last week that he is teaming up with J.U.M.P. Ministries Global Church to provide hot breakfasts and lunches to schoolchildren on weekdays for the duration of the pandemic. Isaac also is helping families obtain nonperishable food items once a week, things like oatmeal, cereal and instant rice.___The International Tennis Federation is offering interactive online courses and making videos and other content to help coaches available for free during the coronavirus pandemic.There are ITF Academy classes in English, Spanish and French, covering topics such as strategy and tactics, tennis parents and ethics in coaching.The federation is also making its “Advanced Coaches Manual” ebook available for free instead of its usual price tag of 14.99 British pounds (about $18.50). That comes in 13 languages. Associated Press The franchise donated $550,000 last week and said that money was given to numerous nonprofit organizations that worked in food distribution and also helped support the children of health care workers. The new donation will help those causes in addition to more providing support for the medical and health care fields.“We are fortunate to not only be in a position to continue to give back, but to be in touch regularly with those in the medical field who can help distribute these funds in a meaningful way,” Diamondbacks President Derrick Hall said in a statement. “Whether it is personal protective equipment, critical resources to support health care personnel or technology to provide virtual visits for those currently receiving care, we believe this money can make an immediate impact.”___Soccer agent Jorge Mendes is donating more than 150,000 masks to a Portuguese hospital with the help of José Mourinho, Cristiano Ronaldo and other players.Mendes has raised the funds for the masks with the help of 25 people, most of them footballers. The donation will be made to the Hospital Santo António in Porto. Schwarber will provide meals to the Chicago Police Department’s 19th District on Thursday as well as to Chicago Fire Department’s Engine Co. 78 firefighters and EMTs over three days to accommodate shift schedules. The meals will be funded by Schwarber’s Neighborhood Heroes campaign and Cubs Charities.___Orlando Magic forward Wes Iwundu not only decided to help those affected by the coronavirus pandemic, he chose to help out a teammate as well.The Magic announced Monday that Iwundu donated to teammate Jonathan Isaac’s effort to feed children in Orlando who are in need. Isaac also revealed the donation on his social media platforms. Eales says MLS is more fortunate than other leagues around the world that play the traditional fall-to-spring schedule and may have trouble completing their seasons in such a compressed time frame.MLS was just two weeks into its season when play was halted March 12 because of the pandemic. The league has set a tentative return date of May 10, though the growing death toll in the United States could force that date to be pushed back.Eales says everything is on the table, including the possibility of resuming league play in empty stadiums.“We’re fortunate that we had just started our season,” he said Monday during a teleconference with Atlanta media. “We have the whole calendar year to reschedule the games we missed. The emphasis is on playing all 34 games plus the playoffs.”MLS will likely schedule more midweek games and push back its MLS Cup championship game into mid-December in a bid to play a full season, according to Eales. He added that the playoffs could begin in mid-November — around the time MLS had been planning its title game. Among the players involved were Bernardo Silva, João Félix, Nélson Semedo, Pepe and Renato Sanches.Ronaldo and Mendes had already funded other donations, including three intensive care units for coronavirus patients at hospitals in Portugal. They said they had also offered ventilators to officials in Madeira. ___Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo says the team has completely left its spring training facility, which is now being used for coronavirus testing.The National Guard is using parking lots and back fields to check members of the public at the complex the Nationals share with the Houston Astros in West Palm Beach, Florida. Tokyo organizers say the opening ceremony will take place on July 23, 2021 — almost exactly one year after the games were due to start this year.The IOC and Japanese organizers last week postponed the Olympics until 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic.This year’s games were scheduled to open on July 24 and close on Aug. 9. But the near exact one-year delay will see the rescheduled closing ceremony on Aug. 8.There had been talk of switching the Olympics to spring, a move that would coincide with the blooming of Japan’s famous cherry blossoms. But it would also clash with European soccer and North American sports leagues.___ Casado says “I am absolutely confident that we will have magnificent games in Tokyo next summer, with the help and support of all of us involved in the preparations for hosting the event.”The International Olympic Committee previously moved the marathons and race walking events to Japan’s northern city of Sapporo and scheduled most of them to start early in the morning to avoid the heat in Tokyo.Triathlon has remained in the capital even though it includes running.___The governing body of track and field says it supports the new dates for the Tokyo Olympics and is working with organizers in Eugene, Oregon, to move its world championships to 2022. Rizzo also said on a conference call with reporters Monday that Nationals Park in Washington “is completely closed.”The GM said none of the World Series champions’ players has shown any symptoms of COVID-19, so none has been tested for the illness.___Augusta National is donating $2 million, split evenly to Augusta University to expand testing for the new coronavirus and to a local relief agency to help those affected financially by the pandemic.The gift is in partnership with the Community Foundation for the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA), the longtime charitable arm for the home of the Masters. ___General manager Brian MacLellan says no Washington Capitals players have tested positive for COVID-19 or shown any symptoms after using the same locker room as NBA players who later tested positive.MacLellan says the team hasn’t had any sickness complaints from players related to the coronavirus pandemic that suspended the NHL season. The Capitals followed the NBA’s Utah Jazz in the visiting locker room at Madison Square Garden in New York in early March. Two Jazz players tested positive.MacLellan said on a conference call Monday that “we’re pretty much daily checking in with players to see if they’re exhibiting any” symptoms.Four NHL players have tested positive for the new coronavirus: two on the Ottawa Senators and two on the Colorado Avalanche. NHL chief medical officer Winne Meeuwisse said last week he was “thankful” the numbers have been low. Virtual group activities, including film study, are allowed up to two hours per week in football and four hours per week in other sports. Coaches are allowed to recommend written, self-directed workout plans, and videos on workout plans are allowed to show proper form and technique.___Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart says he has been cleared by medical officials after testing positive for the new coronavirus earlier this month.In a message posted late Sunday on Twitter, Smart says he was informed of the news Friday by the Massachusetts Department of Health. He thanked everyone for their support.“Stay safe and stay together — apart!” Smart wrote. World Athletics says “everyone needs to be flexible and compromise.”The 2021 track worlds were scheduled to be next year from Aug. 6-15.World Athletics says it will consult with the organizers of the Commonwealth Games and the European Athletics Championships. Those are other major track events scheduled to take place in 2022.___The Tokyo Olympics will open next year in the same time slot scheduled for this year’s games.center_img League commissioner Randy Ambrosie says the pandemic has made it unsafe for players and coaches to gather as scheduled.The league has not given an indication of when camps might open.Postponing training camps increases the likelihood of the CFL delaying the start of its 2020 regular season.___The Pac-12 Conference has extended its suspension of organized team activities through May 31 because of the new coronavirus. “Everyone’s priorities are in doing everything they can to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, and we are no exception,” SA Rugby CEO Jurie Roux said in a statement on Monday. “We ask our passionate rugby supporters to please bear with us during this difficult time.”The eight-match tour is going ahead as scheduled despite clashing with the postponed Tokyo Olympics.The tests are on July 24 — the day after the games open — July 31, and Aug. 7.___Atlanta United President Darren Eales says Major League Soccer still intends to play a full 34-game schedule this season, even though the league will be shuttered for at least two months because of the new coronavirus. More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Chairman Fred Ridley says the $1 million to Augusta University will help with telemedicine pre-screening, triple the number of drive-through testing lanes on campus and allow for more supplies and personnel to increase testing from 100 to 1,000 or more tests daily.The gift to the CSRA COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund goes directly to support relief efforts to those most vulnerable.“It is our hope these gifts will help address the many challenges brought about by the coronavirus throughout the city of Augusta and the greater region,” Ridley said. “We believe Augusta National has an important responsibility to support and protect the community who has so generously and consistently supported us for many years.”___The CFL has postponed the start of training camps due to the coronavirus pandemic. ___The Irish Open has become the latest European Tour golf event to be postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak.The tournament was scheduled for May 28-31. There will now be no play on the tour until June at the earliest. The next possible tournament is the Trophee Hassan II in Morocco from June 4-7.The Irish Open is one of the high-profile events that make up the tour’s Rolex Series and had prize money of $7 million this year. It was due to be hosted by Graeme McDowell at the Mount Juliet Estate in County Kilkenny.Regular tour events in Kenya, India, Malaysia, China, Spain, Portugal and Denmark have already been postponed or canceled. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Cubs slugger Kyle Schwarber is donating meals to first responders in Chicago for their efforts to keep the community safe during the COVID-19 crisis. Boston played the Utah Jazz on March 6. Five days later, Jazz All-Star Rudy Gobert announced he had tested positive for COVID-19, triggering rolling shutdowns of sports around the world.Smart tested positive on March 19. He had been in isolation since then and was being monitoring by Celtics medical staff. His teammates, coaches and staff members were also tested, but those tests have come back negative.___The British and Irish Lions and SA Rugby have delayed the ticket ballots in Europe and South Africa and the release of the supporters’ tour packages because of the coronavirus outbreak.Both were to be launched next month for the tour in July 2021. March 30, 2020 ___Golf Canada has postponed three regional qualifying tournaments for the RBC Canadian Open because of the new coronavirus.The tournaments were scheduled for May. There is no word on when they may be rescheduled. The RBC Canadian Open is still scheduled to start June 8 at St. George’s Country Club in Toronto.___The Arizona Diamondbacks are donating an additional $500,000 to help people and organizations affected by the coronavirus pandemic, bringing the organization’s total contributions to more than $1 million. The governing body of track quickly committed to pushing back its world championships to 2022. But FINA has the added complication of the 2022 Commonwealth Games because many top swimmers compete in both events.___The governing body of triathlon says it wanted the rescheduled Olympics to be held earlier in the year to avoid the summer heat but has accepted the new dates.World Triathlon president Marisol Casado says “even though we would have preferred to move the games to earlier dates, where the impact of the heat was a bit lower, we agreed that these dates are the best solution.”All sports federations involved in the Olympics signed off on the new dates. European Tour chief executive Keith Pelley says “we will continue to evaluate all aspects of our 2020 European Tour schedule, and discussions on the rescheduling of postponed events will remain ongoing until we have clarity on the global situation.” ___The governing body of swimming welcomed the new Tokyo Olympic dates without giving any detail of how to reschedule its own world championships in Japan next year.FINA’s biennial worlds were planned for July 16-Aug. 1, 2021, in Fukuoka. That slot is now taken by the Tokyo Olympics.FINA says knowing the Olympic dates “is very helpful to federations and athletes everywhere.”last_img read more

Dougherty: The Syracuse zone is keeping the madness at bay

first_img Related Stories Schneidman: 4 days in St. Louis define the madness of MarchSyracuse-Gonzaga game time set for 9:40 p.m. on FridaySyracuse basketball keeps dancing to Sweet 16 with 75-50 win over Middle Tennessee StateTyler Roberson is putting all the pieces together at the right timeTyler Lydon’s complete performance helps Syracuse to the Sweet 16 ST. LOUIS — If you’ve mostly been following the NCAA Tournament through highlights and your six social media accounts, the casual way, I can probably guess what you’ve seen.Bronson Koenig’s game-winning corner 3 for Wisconsin. Rex Pflueger’s game-winning tip-in for Notre Dame. Paul Jesperson’s game-winning half-court heave for Northern Iowa. Northern Iowa’s historic collapse on Sunday. A good amount of Buddy Hield. An excessive amount of Charles Barkley.But I can probably also guess something you haven’t seen too much of: Syracuse.“Sometimes our games aren’t the most fun to watch maybe,” said SU guard Frank Howard. “But we have fun no matter what. Winning’s fun.”You can thank the Orange’s 2-3 zone for that, even if Dayton and Middle Tennessee State would much sooner try and get Jim Boeheim’s signature defense outlawed from the game altogether. You can also bet that SU prefers it this way — its wins being boring, nondescript — as its zone smothered the Flyers and Blue Raiders this past weekend and helped it comfortably avoid the madness that’s filled much of the bracket.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWith a 19-point win over Dayton on Friday and a 25-point win over MTSU on Sunday, 10th-seeded Syracuse (21-13, 9-9 Atlantic Coast) has averaged the fewest opponent points per game (50.5) of any Sweet 16 team and is tied for second in highest average margin of victory (22). It’s not the first time the 2-3 zone has anchored an unlikely Tournament run — start with 2013 — and it certainly won’t be the last. The quick scouting turnarounds for opposing coaches, Boeheim’s ability to modify it on the fly and the Orange’s sheer length make the zone an ideal formula for Tournament success.MORE COVERAGE: Schneidman: 4 days in St. Louis define the madness of MarchSyracuse-Gonzaga game time set for 9:40 p.m. on FridayTyler Roberson is putting all the pieces together at the right timeTyler Lydon’s complete performance helps Syracuse to the Sweet 16Syracuse basketball keeps dancing to Sweet 16 with 75-50 win over Middle Tennessee State Published on March 21, 2016 at 10:19 pm Forget surviving, the zone has Syracuse contending as it prepares for its matchup with 11th-seeded Gonzaga in Chicago on Friday night. Somehow the facet of SU that everyone sees coming makes it hard to prepare for and even harder to beat.“We knew the zone was good but playing live out there against it, they do a good job denying the wings, playing up on wings, they play the middle, their wings are long, their bigs are athletic,” MTSU forward Darnell Harris said after his team shot 29.7 percent from the field Sunday.“It’s like we just couldn’t score over their length and we couldn’t make shots, so it bothered us a lot today.”That is the dilemma that teams, starting with the Bulldogs, have to overcome: the difference between preparing for the zone and then actually playing against it.This seems like a simple concept that could be applied to any facet of the game, but Boeheim and the SU coaching staff tweaks the zone throughout a given game like they’re playing chess with a child. Effortlessly. At will.Dayton wanted to play inside-out through 6-foot-11 center Steve McElvene, and SU denied McElvene the ball to make that near impossible on its way to allowing only 50 points. Middle Tennessee State runs its zone offense from the wing to the corner, and the wings of the zone fanned out to defend passes to the corner and forced the Blue Raiders to consistently drive the ball on its way to 51 points. At times it was Tyler Lydon waiting in the paint, and at others it was Dajuan Coleman. Lydon finished with a career-high six blocks. Coleman finished one below a season-high with two.“Our zone is a little bit different and people aren’t used to seeing our zone,” Boeheim said after Syracuse’s win over Middle Tennessee State. “They see zone, but they don’t see the zone the way these guys play it. So that’s always a little bit of an advantage for us when there’s just a one-day turnaround.”To this point, I’ve consciously avoided all the lame zone wordplays and now need to get them out of my system. Syracuse is forcing its opponents to zone out. Syracuse’s opponents are out of their comfort zones. Syracuse’s opponents can’t escape the O-zone. Man, that last one is bad.And, not to be forgotten, Syracuse is in a zone. Literally, figuratively and at the perfect time.Jesse Dougherty is a Senior Staff Writer at The Daily Orange, where his column appears occasionally. He can be reached at jcdoug01@syr.edu or @dougherty_jesse. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Top 10 sports stories of the school year

first_imgA brief recap of all the wild things that happened in Syracuse sports this year: A grad transfer to SU became one of college football’s best receivers, a local men’s basketball legend concluded a complicated career, a men’s lacrosse junior transferred to Syracuse just to be closer to his son, a new football coach installed his famous offense and the head coach designate, one year away from supposedly taking the reigns of the men’s basketball program from Jim Boeheim, abruptly departed.The Daily Orange has in-depth explanations for all of those stories and more. Also below: How Syracuse’s best-ever faceoff man arrived from Minnesota, why Little Moe wants to be nothing like Big Moe, what happened with high school phenom Faith Cain’s arm, a column on a newly contract-extended Jim Boeheim getting exactly what he wanted and a breakdown of baseball’s still-doubtful return to the Hill.Now that school no longer stands in the way of your education, here’s a summer reading list of our favorite stories from the 2016-17 school year.Ally Moreo | Photo EditorFather’s time: After 2 years at Denver, Brendan Bomberry realized he had to be closer to his sonAdvertisementThis is placeholder textBy Paul Schwedelson | Senior Staff WriterMore info: One of Syracuse’s best weapons this year arrived as a junior transfer from Denver in the fall, but the reason he came to SU had nothing to do with sports. After nearly a year-and-a-half grappling with his responsibility, Brendan Bomberry moved back East to be closer with Jagger, his now-2-year-old son. Paul Schwedelson and Ally Moreo traveled with Bomberry home to Ohsweken, Ontario, after the fall semester to see the father and son reunite.Bryan Cereijo | Staff PhotographerPower move: Inside Mike Hopkins departure from the only school he ever knewBy Matt Schneidman & Sam Fortier | The Daily OrangeMore info: Mike Hopkins, the head coach designate, seemingly a year away from the job he’d always wanted, that he’d spent 28 years at SU as an assistant learning to do, suddenly left for the University of Washington on March 18. The Daily Orange takes you inside why he decided to ditch the plan, with reporting from Sam Fortier and Matt Schneidman, who flew to Seattle for a sit-down with Hopkins after his UW introductory press conference.Ally Moreo | Photo EditorKeep the Faith: Faith Cain lost her ability to throw and a scholarship to the yips. Now, she plays first base at Syracuse.By Matt Liberman | Staff WriterMore info: One of the best high school softball pitchers in Nebraska history lost her free ride to her dream university when she suddenly stopped being able to throw. And no one could figure out why Faith Cain’s arm simply stopped working. Matt Liberman takes you on Cain’s journey from spurned Cornhusker recruit to junior college to the practice fields where she tried to make herself a pitcher again every day, and finally to Syracuse.Courtesy of Baylor AthleticsBabers Offense SeriesThe Daily Orange Sports StaffMore info: Dino Babers does not like to take things slow. The former Baylor coach brought the Texas run-and-gun offense to the Carrier Dome, always building Syracuse’s image as faster, faster, faster. Paul Schwedelson and Chris Libonati showed readers how this offense has treated others programs that tried it, quarterbacks who played in it trying to make the NFL, and how run-pass options key the entire thing.Jessica Sheldon | Staff PhotographerAs he says: Moe Neal Jr. driven by his father’s mistakesBy Jon Mettus | Senior Staff WriterMore info: Big Moe and Little Moe, neither of whom are actually named Moe, are the inseparable father-and-son duo determined to be together as much as they can, yet nothing like each other at all. Moe Neal Sr. threw his own life away and now he lives through his son, Moe Neal Jr. Jon Mettus illustrates how Little Moe finds himself driven by his father’s mistakes.Bryan Cereijo | Staff PhotographerDream catcher: Amba Etta-Tawo extended his football career while the ones around him endedBy Chris Libonati | Senior Staff WriterMore info: Amba Etta-Tawo flourished in his football career while the ones around him ended. His brother suffered from a career-ending heart condition and a friend died after his mother’s ex-boyfriend shot him. Etta-Tawo never reached his potential in four years at Maryland, and Chris Libonati explains how each of those challenges developed Etta-Tawo into one of the best receivers in the country for Syracuse.Colin Davy | Asst. Photo EditorGrossman: Jim Boeheim now has exactly what he wantsBy Connor Grossman | Senior Staff WriterMore info: After the NCAA sanctions in 2015, SU sent out an email indicating that long-time head coach Jim Boeheim would retire after the 2017-18 season. Boeheim felt boxed in by that email. He had, after all, criticized the Chancellor for sending it. So, after his named successor, Mike Hopkins, left for the University of Washington and ensured Boeheim would stick around, Connor Grossman argues that Boeheim had everything he wanted.Ally Moreo | Photo EditorMinnesota made: Ben Williams fought out of an area not known for lacrosse and into an integral role at the center of the sportBy Sam Fortier | Sports EditorMore info: Lacrosse is growing, and perhaps nowhere does that expansion show up more clearly than in Syracuse’s all-time leader in faceoffs and ground balls. Ben Williams transferred to SU from Holy Cross, his only Division I offer out of high school, because recruiters didn’t often look to Minnesota to find lacrosse talent. Williams often searched Division I rosters, looking for Minnesotans who had made it. Sam Fortier shows you how he became one himself.Ally Moreo | Photo EditorDajuan Coleman’s career comes full circle after Carrier Dome sendoffBy Paul Schwedelson | Senior Staff WriterMore info: The former McDonald’s All-American never fully reached his potential, but Dajuan Coleman isn’t disappointed in how his career panned out. “You put Dajuan anywhere, he’s going to survive,” a friend said. “You put him in the jungle, he’s going to come out with a fur coat.” Paul Schwedelson brings you into the Carrier Dome for the local hero’s final moments wearing an Orange jersey after a complicated career.Courtesy of SU AthleticsDespite rich history, Syracuse baseball is unlikely in near futureBy Matthew Gutierrez | Asst. Sports EditorMore info: If you want Syracuse to bring its baseball team back, Matthew Gutierrez has bad news. SU’s first intercollegiate sport ended quickly, 11 years after a third-place finish in the College World Series, and the outlook to bring it back has been bleak ever since. Director of Athletics John Wildhack put it this way: Only when football reaches national relevancy will Syracuse even begin to consider the feasibility of adding sports, baseball included. Comments Published on June 3, 2017 at 1:01 am Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

‘We are incredible’ Hamilton praises Mercedes after 89th career win at Belgian GP

first_imgLast Updated: 30th August, 2020 22:21 IST ‘We Are Incredible’ Hamilton Praises Mercedes After 89th Career Win At Belgian GP Lewis Hamilton claimed his 89th career win in the Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday to extend his lead in his bid for a record-equalling seventh Formula 1 world championship. Associated Press Television News First Published: 30th August, 2020 22:21 IST LIVE TV FOLLOW US Written Bycenter_img COMMENT SUBSCRIBE TO US Lewis Hamilton claimed his 89th career win in the Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday to extend his lead in his bid for a record-equalling seventh Formula 1 world championship.The Mercedes driver led every lap from pole position to claim his fifth win of an increasingly one-sided Formula One campaign.Valtteri Bottas took the chequered flag at Spa-Francorchamps 8.4 seconds behind his team-mate, with Red Bull driver Max Verstappen in third.British driver George Russell emerged unscathed from a harrowing accident which saw his Williams hit by Antonio Giovinazzi’s wheel after he crashed out.Ferrari completed one of their worst weekends in recent memory with Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc finishing in 13th and 14th respectively.Daniel Ricciardo was fourth for Renault ahead of team-mate Esteban Ocon, with Red Bull’sAlexander Albon sixth and Lando Norris seventh for McLaren.(Image Credit: AP) WATCH US LIVElast_img read more