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first_imgMilan, In. — Thanks to a $28,452 grant from the Rising Sun Regional Foundation a Milan landmark is getting a makeover.The iconic “State Champs 1954” water tower is in the process of receiving fresh coat of paint. The tower was prominently featured in the movie “Hoosiers.”Town residents have also chipped in by making donations at local businesses.Greenfield-based Leary Construction Company, Inc. will not only add lighting to illuminate the tower at night but the tower restoration includes customary Milan High School colors.last_img read more

first_img Loading… Read Also: Anthony Joshua: I’m not afraid of Tyson Fury A taskforce including organisers and Japanese government officials that will develop coronavirus countermeasures met for the first time this week. Takaya said the organisers would continue “carefully monitoring” the pandemic’s evolution and “make every effort in coordination with all relevant organisations to ensure a safe and secure Games”. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Tokyo 2020 should be held next year “at any cost” given athletes’ efforts to be ready, Japan’s Olympic minister said Tuesday, a day after the IOC’s John Coates told AFP that the postponed Games would go ahead in 2021 “with or without Covid”. “For the Games next year, athletes are continuing to work hard in the environments they find themselves in. So I feel we have to hold it at any cost,” Seiko Hashimoto said when asked about International Olympic Committee vice-president Coates’s remarks. “I think Mr Coates felt reassured that the Tokyo Games can be held with further close coordination of efforts,” she added. Coates on Monday told AFP in an exclusive interview that he was confident the delayed Games would open as planned next year, vowing they will be the “Games that conquered Covid”. “It will take place with or without Covid. The Games will start on July 23 next year,” said Coates, who heads the IOC’s Coordination Commission for the Tokyo Games. “The Games were going to be, their theme, the Reconstruction Games after the devastation of the tsunami,” he said, referring to the catastrophic 2011 earthquake and tsunami in northeastern Japan. “Now very much these will be the Games that conquered Covid, the light at the end of the tunnel.” A spokesman for the Tokyo 2020 organisers declined to comment directly on whether they agreed with Coates’s confident assessment. But Masa Takaya said the remarks showed “that the IOC team is fully committed to delivering the Games next year”. In a landmark decision, the 2020 Olympics were postponed because of the coronavirus, and they are now set to open on July 23, 2021. But Japan’s borders are still largely closed to foreign visitors and a vaccine is months or even years away, feeding speculation about whether the Games are feasible at all. Officials have made clear that another delay would not be possible, and there are signs that public enthusiasm in Japan is waning. A poll this summer found just one in four Japanese want them to go ahead next year, with most backing either another postponement or a cancellation. Promoted Content7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black HolesBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes8 Scenes That Prove TV Has Gone Too FarA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Theories About The Death Of Our UniverseThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year8 Fascinating Facts About Coffee10 Risky Jobs Some Women Dolast_img read more

first_imgRelatedPosts COVID-19: NCAA to revoke erring airlines licence over non-compliance FRSC to Schools: We’ll arrest, prosecute drivers who flout COVID-19 rules Sanwo-Olu: We’re committed to fulfilling promises to Lagosians Premier League clubs in England will consult with their players over a 30 per cent reduction in wages. Also, they have voted to provide £125 million to Football League and National League teams to help with cash flow problems caused by the coronavirus outbreak. The League said in a statement on Friday that its clubs “unanimously agreed to consult their players regarding a combination of conditional reductions and deferrals amounting to 30 percent of total annual remuneration”. The Premier League also said it was “committing £20 million to support the National Health Service, communities, families and vulnerable groups during the COVID-19 pandemic. “This includes a direct financial contribution to the NHS and funds to enable clubs to refocus their efforts and develop significant outreach programmes to help communities, including those most in need.” The Premier League also said play would not resume, as once hoped, at the beginning of May and that the 2019/2020 season would only return when it is “safe and appropriate to do so”. The league has been in talks with the players’ union, the PFA, about wage reductions and deferrals but there was no immediate sign of a deal. Less than 24 hours after Health Minister Matt Hancock said players should take a pay cut and “play their part” in the national effort to tackle the pandemic, two moves also emerged from the players themselves. Manchester United captain Harry Maguire asked his teammates to donate 30 per cent of their salaries to local hospitals and was given backing by the squad. England defender Maguire was among the 20 Premier League captains who took part in a call on Thursday evening. The call was to discuss a collective response and donation with plans now expected to be developed. The Football League (EFL) consists of the 72 professional clubs in the three divisions below the Premier League. It said the cash the clubs would receive from the top flight includes solidarity payments, parachute payments and Academy Grants. Reuters/NAN.Tags: CoronavirusCOVID-19NHSPremier Leaguelast_img read more

first_imgRelatedPosts Watford tempts Troost-Ekong with five-year deal Everton invite offers for Iwobi, others Spurs track Ndidi Villarreal of Spain star, Samuel Chukwueze, and a host other stars on Sunday unveiled the new designs of Super Eagles jerseys.Some other players posted on Super Eagles official Twitter handle included Wilfried Ndidi, Alex Iwobi and the national team’s Assistant Captain, William Troost-Ekong. Meanwhile, Ndidi and Chukwueze have fired warning ahead next month’s international friendlies against Ivory Coast and Tunisia in Austria.The duo, who are currently eying a call up from coach Gernot Rohr, gave the warning.Ndidi, a strong man in the defensive role of Leicester City, took to his Instagram handle to talk tough as he anticipates his maiden appearance on the new jersey designed by Nike.In his caption, he boasted that the Super Eagles will be aiming at an unbeaten streak beginning with the games against the Elephants of Ivory Coast and the Eagles of Tunisia.“Exited to share my new Nigeria kit with you. So proud to be a Nigerian. @Nikefootball# you can’t stop us,” he boosted. In same vein, 21-year-old Villarreal of Spain winger Chukwueze also vowed to help the three-time African champions maintain an enviable height.“So exited to wear the new Nigerian kit @nikefootball#You can’t stop us,” he wrote, while flaunting the green and white stripe on same handle.To further threaten foes, Assistant Captain Troost-Ekong also said he was battle ready to inspire his side to victory in the new kits.“Ready to defend my new stripes. So proud to wear the new Nigeria kit. Naija stand up! for Eagles. You can’t stop us,” he charged. Tags: alex iwobiSamuel ChukwuezeWilfred NdidiWilliam Troost-Ekonglast_img read more

first_imgNew Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce is confident British managers can still get top Barclays Premier League jobs despite the influx of foreign coaching talent. However, Allardyce remains convinced that, if he is good enough, a Briton can still get to the top in the Premier League if given the chance by an owner. He said: “(We won’t know) until such time as a new owner at one of the big clubs is brave enough to appoint a manager that’s done exceptionally well – and there are many of them. “Half the problem is that the British managers who do well in the Championship – and that is being infiltrated by foreign coaches now – only get a chance to manager in the Premier League by promoting the team that they are actually working for. “Very rarely do they go and pluck one from the lower leagues. I don’t know who was the last one – was it Brendan (Rodgers), where Swansea gave him a chance? “But we all face that challenge and if you are good enough and you believe in yourself, I think you can eventually get there. “I started at Limerick in 1991 – who thought I’d be here?” However, Allardyce admits that the presence of so many important coaches in the English top flight significantly increases the challenge for their home-grown counterparts. He said: “We are creating a huge monster in the Premier League, which I have enjoyed working in since 2001. But it has its repercussions as far as English, British coaches, managers, physios, players – there’s a legacy to bear with it. “But we all enjoy where we are and we all enjoy the publicity it brings us. Certainly, it’s the biggest brand in the world of sport today, so it brings everybody from the world to want to work in this country, so we have too challenge ourselves against the best of them.” Press Associationcenter_img The 60-year-old, who once famously remarked he would never be employed by a top-four club because his name is not “Allardici”, was handed his latest rescue mission, this time at the Stadium of Light, when he was appointed as Dick Advocaat’s replacement last week. As he did so, German Jurgen Klopp was taking up the reins at Liverpool and in the process, joining an exclusive club of elite overseas bosses, including Jose Mourinho, Louis van Gaal, Arsene Wenger and Manuel Pellegrini, plying their trade in England. last_img read more

first_imgOfficials are currently investigating a fire that occurred at the Casa del Monte Mobile Home Park, Saturday morning.The structure was fully engulfed when firefighters arrived at the scene, according to the Palm Beach County Fire Rescue.Firefighters were able to contain the fire and are protecting nearby exposures.The area has reportedly been linked to gang violence in recent weeks.No other information is available at this time.last_img

first_imgBy Simon Evans(REUTERS) – FIFA’s head of global development Arsene Wenger wants to see a change in the offside law which could end a run of contentious decisions in the game since the introduction of the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) but no decision is imminent.Wenger, who was manager of Premier League club Arsenal for 22 years, wants a player to be deemed onside if any part of his body which can legitimately score a goal is level or behind the last defender.It will flip the current rule which states the player is in an offside position if any part of his body he can score with is beyond the line of the last defender.However, the International Football Association Board (IFAB), football’s lawmaking body, does not have any concrete proposal for a law change on the agenda for their February 29, Annual General Meeting. IFAB’s general secretary Lukas Brud told Reuters that any discussion of changes would be a general one and ruled out an immediate change.“This particular proposal is not on the agenda for the AGM,” said Brud, adding that any changes to the laws need to go through a consultation process and trials before any concrete change is considered.  “We are not going to take a decision on something like this in 10 days,” he said. IFAB may discuss ideas for changing the offside laws at the meeting, in general terms, but no decision on a concrete proposal will be made, Brud added.The use of video review has been a source of constant criticism since its recent introduction, including concern about the time to take decisions and the precision with which offsides are judged. The system sparked another controversy last week in the Premier League when Wolverhampton Wanderers had a goal ruled out against Leicester City after Pedro Neto’s heel was adjudged to be fractionally offside in the build-up.“You will be not offside if any part of the body that can score a goal is in line with the last defender, even if other parts of the attacker’s body are in front,” Wenger told British media. “That will sort it out and you will no longer have decisions about millimetres and a fraction of the attacker being in front of the defensive line.”Wenger later said in a FIFA statement that he was not making a formal proposal but mentioning a possibility that might be worth thinking about.“My objective is to continuously think about ways to improve our game and we shouldn’t be afraid to debate them in public,” he said, adding he was well aware of the IFAB process for introducing law changes.last_img read more

first_imgTeah Gant (13) and the Badgers struggled offensively in the second half of Thursday\’s 56-51 loss.[/media-credit]For the second consecutive season, the University of Wisconsin women’s basketball team had its season cut short Thursday, falling 56-51 to St. Bonaventure in a third-round matchup at the Kohl Center.After leading 32-18 at the half, and by as many as 15 points early in the second, the Badgers struggled to stop the Bonnies’ offense late, giving up 38 points in the second half on 54.2 percent shooting from the field for SBU.Although the Badgers had controlled the game for the first 22 minutes, they knew all along the Bonnies would not go down without a fight.“You knew they were going to come back with a flurry,” UW head coach Lisa Stone said. “They did that with West Virginia; they were down by 17 and came back and won the game in their first round of the WNIT, pretty much the same exact way they did it to us.”Dana Mitchell, a junior forward, led St. Bonaventure offensively with 12 points, despite shooting just 5-of-15 from the floor on the night. Mitchell was especially key during the Bonnies’ second-half comeback, scoring eight of her 12 points in the period, including six of the last eight points for SBU.Junior forward Teah Gant posted a career-high 20 points on 6-of-13 shooting and 7-for-7 at the line, along with a career-high three blocks, to lead the Badgers. Tara Steinbauer, a sophomore forward, added 15 points and eight rebounds, including 12 first-half points to lead all scorers at the break.Steinbauer’s play was important for Wisconsin with the team’s lack of depth inside after sophomore forward Lin Zastrow went down with an ankle injury in the Badgers’ last game.“(It was) not a lack of effort,” Stone said of the loss. “The kids played their tails off; Teah had a career day, and Tara’s been very consistent for us. We’re without Lin, and I thought we did pretty well.”As a team, the Bonnies presented several matchup problems for Wisconsin with their perimeter-based offense that frequently features all five SBU players above the 3-point arc. The Bonnies used their unique style effectively in the second half, creating driving lanes and attacking the hoop, something they failed to do early in the game.After extending their lead to a game-high 15 points with 18:28 to go in the game, UW lost focus defensively, letting the Bonnies go on a 10-0 run over the next two minutes and 12 seconds.“We didn’t play Wisconsin-style basketball in the second half,” Steinbauer said. “Our principles sort of failed, and that’s always hard to overcome.”The game was back-and-forth over the next five minutes before SBU used a 12-0 run over a four-and-a-half minute stretch to take its first lead of the game at 46-44 with just under seven minutes remaining.Wisconsin (19-15) was able to tie it at 46 within the next minute on a pair of Gant free throws, but the Badgers were never able to regain the lead over the final six minutes of play.In the first half, UW was able to exploit its size advantage over the Bonnies, finding Steinbauer inside and out several times as the 6-foot-1 sophomore was a perfect 5-for-5 from the field, including 2-of-2 from beyond the arc.The Badgers built a 14-point advantage in the first half with 16 points in the paint — to 10 for SBU — and nine points off nine Bonnie turnovers.Wisconsin’s defense was strong as usual in the first half, holding St. Bonaventure to just 18 points as a team while none of the Bonnies managed more than five first-half points, as Mitchell and forward Ashley Edwards led SBU with four apiece at the half.“We were really, really disappointed with our first half,” SBU head coach Jim Crowley said. “I thought Wisconsin came out really prepared and very confident offensively and really got after us defensively.”Unfortunately for the Badgers, as they have several times this season, they failed to carry over that first-half success into the second half.After shooting better than 60 percent from the field in the first half, Wisconsin shot an abysmal 6-of-29 (20.7 percent) from the field in the second half, including missing 7-of-9 shots over the final 5:08 of play.The Bonnies, on the other hand, hit 13-of-24 in the second half, including a crucial layup by Mitchell with 1:49 remaining following a costly turnover by guard Alyssa Karel, which gave St. Bonaventure two of its 10 points off turnovers in the second half.“We just tried to keep motivating ourselves … but they were hitting their shots and we weren’t,” Gant said. “I really don’t know what to say about that.”last_img read more

first_imgSyracuse had recorded just 115 yards on 29 plays in the first half. Less than four yards per play. An offense so abysmal that it had yet to put a point on the board.But in an instant, if only for an instant, wideout Steve Ishmael changed that.SU quarterback AJ Long lofted a pass to Ishmael, a fellow freshman, who hauled it in for a 46-yard gain on the Orange’s first drive of the third quarter.“It definitely got us going, it got everyone a little juiced,” Long said. “You go into halftime and you’re down (17 points), it wasn’t pretty. But when you give guys a big play like that, it gets everyone juiced and we get back out there and we get the momentum swinging our way.”The catch was the team’s longest of the day and set up Syracuse’s (3-8, 1-6 Atlantic Coast) only touchdown in a 30-7 loss to Pittsburgh (5-6, 3-4) on Saturday at Heinz Field. Ishmael was one of a few bright spots for the Orange, finishing with a career-high 97 yards on six receptions.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHe became a go-to target for Long, whose third-career start was inconsistent when he wasn’t looking for Ishmael.“I don’t really care about the performance, I really wanted to win,” Ishmael said. “I really don’t care about the stats.”The freshman’s flashiness cost him as well, when he was flagged for an excessive celebration, completely negating a 15-yard reception on the first play of SU’s first drive of the fourth quarter.Ishmael said the coaches talked to him about it afterward and that he’s still going through a learning process thats showing itself in mostly positive ways.“Everybody wants to do better,” Ishmael said. “I can’t really judge how I did. I really wanted to do better, I really wanted to make a bigger impact.” Comments Published on November 22, 2014 at 10:31 pm Contact Sam: | @SamBlum3 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

first_img Published on July 5, 2015 at 2:09 pm Contact Matt: | @matt_schneidman Related Stories Syracuse football freshmen: Strickland, Giudice, Adams, Duerig, CullenSyracuse football freshmen: Blair, Hofrichter, Fredrick, Cross, Henderson Syracuse football freshman move-in day is Sunday, and Scott Shafer welcomes a crop of 26 — including early enrollee Matt Keller — onto the team. Here’s a brief look at the first five of the group.Reminder: Original Class of 2015 commit Brandon Ginnetti will arrive in January as part of the Class of 2016 and Trey Dunkelberger is a junior college transfer, so he won’t be included in the freshman class. All physical measurements are according to Scout.Tyrone Perkins, running back, Friends Academy (New York)On Sept. 6, 2014, Perkins tore his right ACL in a preseason scrimmage. He didn’t know if Syracuse would uphold its scholarship offer that he accepted on April 16.“The first second it happened, I was just focused on the knee,” Perkins told The Daily Orange in September. “But after that, I was really nervous and scared about what was going to go on with (Syracuse).”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Orange honored his commitment and he’s one of three running backs in the class. A 6-foot, 190-pound three-star prospect, Perkins is now part of a group that will look to reverse the fortunes of one that only got two rushing touchdowns from its running backs all of last season.Jordan Fredericks, running back, Lawrence (New York) High SchoolFredericks became the second running back commit and second overall verbal pledge in the class when he gave SU his commitment on April 24, 2014. The three-star back stands at 5 feet 11 inches and 196 pounds, and carried the ball 184 times for 2,156 yards and 35 touchdowns in his senior season, according to MaxPreps.Sam Clausman, offensive tackle, St. Thomas Aquinas (Florida) High SchoolClausman is part of a unit that Shafer emphasized as a focus in this class, offensive line, and the 6-foot-4, 290-pounder will join four other freshmen in that group. One of them is high school teammate Colin Byrne, and the two St. Thomas products will join a unit that will try and rebound from a poor 2014 after being hampered by injury and now two graduations.Cody Conway, offensive tackle, Plainfield North (Illinois) High SchoolConway was one of three offensive linemen to commit on May 16, 2014, joining Clausman and Byrne. He’s 6 feet 6 inches, 280 pounds and one of two offensive linemen in the class from Illinois along with Andrejas Duerig. There are only three players taller than him — offensive tackles Jamar McGloster, Jon Burton and Denzel Ward — on Syracuse’s current roster.Colin Byrne, offensive tackle, St. Thomas Aquinas (Florida)Byrne was one of several potential recruits and verbal pledges to make the trip up to MetLife Stadium to watch Syracuse take on then-No. 8 Notre Dame on Sept. 27, 2014. He joins Syracuse as yet another lineman to help rebuild a broken unit and his 6-foot-5, 295-pound stature will provide yet another big body that SU can possibly turn to if it faces the same injury fate as last year. Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more