Gooners not convinced with this decision from Wenger – ‘lost it’?

Posted On Dec 30 2019 by

first_imgBournemouth v Arsenal is live on talkSPORTArsenal fans were not convinced by manager Arsene Wenger’s decision to start Mathieu Flamini in midfield at Bournemouth.It’s a game the Gunners must win to close the gap on Premier League leaders Leicester to five points.But even though the midfielder picked up a booking shortly after the game began, Arsenal took the lead through Mesut Ozil and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.Here, talkSPORT looks at some tweets from Gooners pre-match. 1 Mathieu Flamini was the cause of anger from Arsenal fans when it was revealed he was starting against Bournemouth last_img read more


Cloghan public meeting to take place on Monday over disgester expansion

Posted On Dec 21 2019 by

first_imgResidents and business owners are expected to attend a public meeting on Monday night to express their views over the potential expansion of a digester plant in Cloghan. Homeowners, from The Glenmore Action Group, have already raised concerns over the company’s plans to build three new digester sites in the area – with fears of noise, the odour and potential pollution emitting from the site.The group have already taken their case to An Bord Pleanála with a decision expected by March 2, 2020. Glenmore Generation Limited have already come under huge pressure this year in south Inishowen for the spreading of digestate near homes where the stench was hugely affecting people’s lives, including cancer victims and young children. Local county councillor, Jack Murray, said last month that a “long-term” had to be found to ensure this type of situation wouldn’t arise again.He said:” There is a danger that this substance could be spread again in the future and that simply cannot be the case.“The company believe that pelleting would be a better option because that could potentially stop the smell, but I would ask the council to investigate the environmental effects that could have. “The spreading hasn’t taken place over the last couple of months but we need a commitment that it will not take place again in the long term.“It is not acceptable or fair on the residents and businesses.”The public meeting will take place on Monday, November 11th at 8pm.Cloghan public meeting to take place on Monday over disgester expansion was last modified: November 8th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more


New Line of Hay Rakes from Frontier Equipment

Posted On Dec 18 2019 by

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest WR00 and WR31 series rakes deliver improvements to work faster, more efficiently Operators looking for more productivity when raking should consider the new WR00 and WR31 rakes from Frontier Equipment. The WR00 and WR31 are designed to increase productivity and uptime, while cutting the cost of operation.“From wider wheel bases and larger wheels to an easily adjustable dual-spring rake arm suspension system,” says Taylor Witt, product engineer for Frontier Equipment, “the WR00 and WR31 are designed with a variety of features to make raking more efficient for operators.”The WR00 is an economy wheel rake that combines simple adjustments with a compact carted design. With easy, two-point position adjustments, it takes just five minutes to match windrow size to baler pickup width.“With the compact design and user-friendly adjustments, the WR00 is also simple to operate,” says Witt.  “These easy adjustments help producers quickly match the windrow size to baler pickup, increasing uptime and productivity.”Frontier’s WR31 brings the new carted design with larger raking wheels and a Kwik Pik System. The Kwik Pik feature allows users to lift the raking wheels at the same time, which allows for better maneuverability and faster headland turns. These new features increase raking performance while reducing costs for producers.Witt says, “The new Kwik Pik System, as well as the high-capacity design with 32 inches of frame clearance, allow for better crop flow and clearance.”For more information about Frontier Hay Equipment, visit our website at www.JohnDeere.com/Frontier or visit your local John Deere Dealer.last_img read more


10 months ago​Ex-Watford striker Ighalo wants Prem return

Posted On Oct 28 2019 by

first_img​Ex-Watford striker Ighalo wants Prem returnby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Watford star Odion Ighalo wants to come back to the Premier League.The attacker is playing in the Chinese Super League for Chanchung Yatai.He has managed 36 goals in 55 games for his side.But he wants a return to the Premier League, per Sky Sports.He would cost roughly £20 million, but it is unclear if any teams are interested in the 29-year-old. TagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more


Ranking The Top 15 Active Coaches In College Football

Posted On Oct 27 2019 by

first_imgTuesday morning’s edition of SportsCenter brought up the “Who is the best active coach in sports?” discussion. ESPN college basketball analyst had an Ohio State-themed answer.  Screen Shot 2015-02-10 at 12.53.12 PMAre Meyer and Saban clearly the top 2 coaches in CFB?With college football’s recruiting season over and the offseason in full effect, we thought this would be a decent time to talk about the “best coach” topic, but limit it strictly to the collegiate gridiron.     Who is the best active coach in college football?              Is it now Urban Meyer, following his national championship at Ohio State with his third-string quarterback? Or is it still Nick Saban, whose Alabama dynasty likely won’t be falling any time soon. Is there an argument to be made for someone else? While Meyer and Saban are almost unanimously thought of as the top two coaches in the country, in some order, it’s tough ranking the coaches after them. Who’s No. 3? No. 4? No. 5? There are probably 10 coaches who have resumes worthy of those spots. Taking into account their championships, overall record, player development ability, recruiting prowess and more, we’ve decided to rank the top active coaches in the sport. Presenting College Spun’s ranking of the top 15 active coaches in college football. Start with No. 15 – Virginia Tech’s Frank Beamer >>>Pages: Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16last_img read more


Ohio State mens tennis sets sights on 11th straight Big Ten title

Posted On Sep 28 2019 by

Then-redshirt junior Chris Diaz prepares to hit the ball during a match against Oklahoma on March 6, 2015 in Columbus. OSU lost, 4-3.Credit: Lantern File PhotoThe Ohio State men’s tennis team looks to keep tradition alive this weekend as it searches for its 11th straight Big Ten title.The No. 5 Buckeyes are currently riding a nine-game winning streak and a perfect home record into their final two regular season matchups against Northwestern and Illinois.Maintaining the decade-long streak to honor its predecessors is a major focus for the team.“We want to keep going something that has been started for us. When I came in, I didn’t really know about stuff like that because I’m international, and then we won it and I thought it was cool,” said senior Ralf Steinbach, a native of Germany. “Then I started to realize how important it is and how big it is, and I think it’s very important that we keep this streak and tradition alive.”For coach Ty Tucker, winning the title would be a culmination and symbol of the hard work put in throughout the season.“When you get to the end, you obviously want to be getting better, but you want something tangible to hold on to for your season,” Tucker said. “The opportunity to get a big trophy and some T-shirts and hats is a pretty cool thing.”Sunday’s match against Illinois will also serve as senior day for Steinbach and Chris Diaz. As they look toward graduation, the duo is proud to have been part of the OSU tennis program.“Being here for five years, I’ve definitely taken it for granted, but now that it’s coming to an end, it’s really hitting me what a privilege it has been to be a part of Ohio State, Ohio State athletics, the tennis team and that tradition,” Diaz said.A two-time All-Big Ten selection, Diaz said he is excited to have contributed to the team’s legacy.“I just want to be able to keep the tradition alive that has been paved before us from the other guys, so I just want to be part of that,” he said. “To just know that I was part of something bigger than myself.”According to Tucker, watching seniors reach their end of the time with the program can be emotional for both the coaches and players.“It’s been a good ride, the season’s been fun and you get sad when you get to the end,” Tucker said. “Not to sound a little bit corny, but each team is unique and it’s a lot of fun. These guys understand as they get to be juniors and seniors and it’s their last go around, they start to get a little bit sad as well.”While Sunday might mark the end of the regular season, the team still has a lot of tennis ahead of it.“We still have the Big Ten tournament and still have NCAA (championships). I don’t want to have the mindset like, ‘Oh, this is the end,’ and I stop competing. I want to compete until the end,” Steinbach said. “It’s been a quick four years, and it’s a sad moment, but at the same time you try to keep the momentum.”The current roster is one of the youngest that Diaz has experienced.“I’ve never really had a team like this with a lot of young guys where I’m the oldest,” he said. “It’s definitely a different feel, but I like it. It’s fun, it’s exciting to see what’s coming up for Ohio State and what they’re going to be able to bring to the table after this.”One of the players coming up for OSU is sophomore Mikael Torpegaard. The Denmark native was recently ranked as the No. 1 men’s player in the nation by the ITA.“It feels great, it’s been a goal for a while to try to reach that spot at No. 1,” Torpegaard said. “I’ve been No. 2 these last three weeks, and it’s definitely put a lot of pressure on me, and still does. It’s definitely great to finally reach it, and I’m going to work hard to try to maintain it.”Along with his personal achievements, Torpegaard also is focused on the success of the team.“I definitely am not happy either if I win my own match and the team loses or if the team wins and I lose my own match,” Torpegaard said. “It is an individual sport, but of course you’re out there representing Ohio State, so you want to do what is best for the team at all times.”Tucker approaches the current team with the same mindset as ones in the past.“They’re all just different faces, same sort of strategy, and they all compete hard,” Tucker said. “They’re obviously capable of winning a Big Ten championship, and they’re obviously capable of competing at a high level nationally.”Torpegaard agreed with his coach about the team’s capabilities.“It’s important to go in with a mindset of treating every match as if it’s the most important match of your life,” Torpegaard said. “Everybody just needs to bring their energy and work every day, and if everybody really wants to take it to the next level, I’m confident that we can.”The work ethic that Torpegaard spoke to is something that Steinbach hopes he leaves behind on all of the younger players.“I hope that I put some impact on the young guys that just came in, that they saw what it means to be a Buckeye. We as seniors can show them that it’s a lot of hard work, and you don’t play for yourself. You play for a team and you play for your school,” Steinbach said. “I hope I taught them that and showed them that it’s a lot of hard work.”The OSU men’s tennis team is scheduled to take the court at home Friday against Northwestern at 6 p.m. and Sunday against Illinois at noon. read more


Ohio State football to face tough questions at B1G Media Days

Posted On Sep 28 2019 by

Shelby Lum / Photo editorThere is little doubt that Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer and the Buckeyes will be squarely in the spotlight at Big Ten Media Days on Wednesday and Thursday. This is especially true on the heels of Monday’s announcement by OSU that four players, including starting senior running back Carlos Hyde and starting redshirt junior cornerback Bradley Roby, are facing suspensions and other disciplinary action following separate off-field incidents.Meyer is certainly going to be asked to address the Buckeyes’ recent off-field troubles, but that will not be the only topic of discussion for OSU. Meyer is also expected to face questions about one of his former players being charged with murder, OSU turning in Florida for alleged recruiting violations and about the Buckeyes’ chances of playing for a national championship.Joining Meyer at the annual media event in Chicago will be junior quarterback Braxton Miller, redshirt senior left tackle Jack Mewhort and senior safety Christian Bryant. Roby was originally scheduled to be among the players present, but is no longer attending the event after an arrest for misdemeanor battery in Bloomington, Ind. on Sunday.Coaches and three player representatives from each of the other 11 Big Ten football programs will also be present.Trouble for the BuckeyesHyde and Roby were expected to be among the key figures in a potential title run for the Buckeyes this season, but following separate off-field incidents last weekend, the status of both players is uncertain.OSU announced Monday that Hyde has been suspended from all football team activities pending the outcome of student code of conduct and criminal investigations. Hyde has been named as a “person of interest” in the reported assault of a woman at a Columbus bar Saturday, according to a Columbus Division of Police report.Roby has not yet been suspended by the Buckeyes, but could face additional discipline from the team “as more information becomes available,” according to an OSU athletics spokesman.Discipline for two incoming freshmen on the team was also announced on Monday. Defensive lineman Tim Gardner was sent home and removed from the team for the 2013 season after being charged with obstruction of official business in Columbus on Saturday. Tight end Marcus Baugh has been suspended from football team activities and the team’s Aug. 31 season opener versus Buffalo, following a July 14 arrest for underage possession of alcohol and possessing a fake identification.These are not the only incidents involving OSU football players this summer. Former linebacker David Perkins was arrested in Bowling Green May 25, a few days before OSU announced that Perkins would no longer be part of the football program.Meyer may not be ready at media days to provide more clarity on whether Hyde or Roby will be suspended for any games this season, but he will certainly be asked about it. Furthermore, he should face questions about how much he responsibility he takes for the off-field actions of his players.Are coaches responsible for their players’ off-field activity?Meyer has been oft-criticized in recent years for the number of former players he coached at Florida who have gotten into off-field trouble either during or since Meyer’s tenure with the Gators. With a recent string of off-field incidents from his Buckeyes, that criticism is not likely to subside anytime soon.Meyer has recently taken flak for the behavior of former Florida tight end Aaron Hernandez, who was arrested and charged with the murder of semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd in North Attleboro, Mass. Hernandez was also involved in multiple off-field incidents during his three years as a Gator.Meyer has already addressed this criticism once, in a text message to the Gainesville Sun.“Our staff, myself and our families worked very hard to mentor and guide him,” Meyer told the Sun. “Relating or blaming these serious charges to Univ. of Florida, myself or our staff is wrong and irresponsible.”Wednesday will be Meyer’s first scheduled media appearance since Hernandez’s arrest, so he will almost certainly be asked about it again. The potential for Meyer to make comments on Hernandez, and furthermore his take on whether he handled Hernandez’s behavior properly while at Florida, will be among the most anticipated moments of Big Ten media days.Unsurprisingly, Florida coach Will Muschamp was asked at SEC Media Days about the responsibility of a coach for his players’ behavior.“You’re 100 percent responsible,” Muschamp said, according to the Florida Times-Union. “I can’t possibly know everything that happens every single night with our football team. But you also can’t stick your head in the sand and pretend everything is okay, either.”Meyer will likely be prompted to respond to Muschamp’s comments as well.OSU turned in recruiting violations by FloridaMeyer is also likely to be asked about a recent story, first reported by Fox Sports’ Clay Travis, that OSU reported Florida running backs coach Brian White for an alleged secondary violation. White was hired by Florida in 2009, and his first two years as a Gators assistant coach came during Meyer’s tenure as coach.There have been conflicting reports on Meyer’s knowledge of the situation. Meyer denied that he was involved in reporting the allegation in a text message to multiple media outlets. However, ESPN’s Brett McMurphy reported that a source told him that “Urban was aware of it and he endorsed it.”“It is absolutely not true that I turned in the University of Florida,” Meyer said in the text message, according to the Gainesville Sun. “Weeks after, I learned our compliance guy (without any coach involvement) forwarded an article to the conference office. This is standard procedure. Once again, zero coach involvement.”’It is almost certain that Meyer will be asked again about these reports, especially after comments made about the allegations by Muschamp at SEC Media Days.“That’s really a dead issue with me,” Muschamp said. “In both situations, we were turned in by Ohio. We didn’t do anything wrong. The University of Florida didn’t do anything wrong. And so we appreciated our friends from Ohio making sure we’re compliant with NCAA rules. They certainly know a little bit about that subject.”High expectations for the BuckeyesComing off of a 12-0 season, OSU is considered to be among the favorites to play in the final BCS National Championship Game at the end of the season. Miller, Mewhort and Bryant are among the players who will lead that charge, and they will certainly be asked about their expectations for the season.For Miller, the expectations will be more than just winning a national championship. After being named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year as a sophomore, the junior quarterback ranks among the favorites to win the 2013 Heisman Trophy.Miller will likely be asked about what he thinks his chances are of winning the Heisman, along with the team’s chances of winning the national championship. He should also be asked about how he has continue to develop as a passer and leader since last season.Mewhort was named to the watch list for the Outland Trophy, which is awarded to the nation’s best lineman. Bryant was named to watch lists for the Thorpe Award, given to the nation’s best defensive back, and the Nagurski Award, given to the nation’s best defensive players. Both players were second-team all-Big Ten selections last season.The Buckeyes did not face major expectations last year coming off of a losing season, but still went undefeated. This year, the Buckeyes will have to learn to play with the pressure of being a national championship favorite, and they will get their first taste of that pressure with the questions they will have to answer at media day.For the rest of the Big Ten, the goal will be to stop the Buckeyes from realizing those expectations. There should be no shortage of questions to representatives from other teams regarding Ohio State’s potential, especially for Michigan coach Brady Hoke and their players in attendance (quarterback Devin Gardner, safety Thomas Gordon, left tackle Taylor Lewan).State of the Big TenOutside of the Buckeyes, one of the most anticipated parts of media days will be Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany’s address to the media on the state of the conference.The Big Ten remains a 12-team conference consisting of Leaders and Legends divisions this year, but will expand to a 14-team conference with East and West divisions in 2014. Additionally, the Big Ten is slated to expand to a nine-game conference football schedule in 2016.Delany will likely address the conference’s new set of bowl agreements, which have been coming together over the course of the summer and are also set to begin in 2014.The Big Ten will remain aligned with the Rose Bowl as college football shifts to a playoff format in 2014, while they have also announced partnerships with the CapitalOne Bowl, Outback Bowl, Holiday Bowl, Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl, Pinstripe Bowl and New Detroit Bowl. The Big Ten also announced a shared tie-in with the Atlantic Coast Conference between the Gator Bowl and Music City Bowl.Commissioner Delany is also likely to be asked about the newest developments in the Penn State sexual abuse scandal. According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, Penn State’s board of trustees has authorized approximately $60 million in payments from the university to victims of Jerry Sandusky’s sexual abuse during his time at State College.Another topic of discussion could focus on the lawsuit being brought against the NCAA by former college basketball player Ed O’Bannon, which is attempting to force the NCAA to pay revenues to players for their usage of their likenesses.Last week, the NCAA announced that they would not renew their video game partnership with EA Sports for “NCAA Football 14,” citing litigation costs. Additionally, two Minnesota players (tight end Moses Alipate and wide receiver Victor Keise) are among the first six active NCAA athletes to join the lawsuit as plaintiffs. Both Delany and Minnesota coach Jerry Kill are expected to face questions about the impact of having Golden Gophers athletes involved in the lawsuit. read more


28th annual Operation Holiday Joy event held for local military families

Posted On Sep 17 2019 by

first_img28th annual Operation Holiday Joy event held for local military families Posted: December 5, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI)- Armed services and YMCA San Diego hosted the 28th annual Operation Holiday Joy event.KUSI’s Ginger Jefferies has more on the event. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, December 5, 2018last_img read more


Cardinals Sit in Second after Day 3 Finals at the ACC Championships

Posted On Sep 1 2019 by

first_imgThe final day of competition will feature the 200 backstroke, 100 freestyle, 200 breaststroke, 200 butterfly, and the 400 free relay. Print Friendly Version  The University of Louisville stands in second place after three days of racing at the 2019 ACC Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships. The Cardinals had two gold and a pair of silvers Friday night at the Greensboro Aquatic Center. NC State took the lead with 968.5 points with Louisville following with 817 ahead of Virginia (724), FSU (600.5), Virginia Tech (579.5), Duke (507), Notre Dame (479), Georgia Tech (396), Pitt (371), North Carolina (312), Miami (161) and Boston College (111). In the 100 backstroke, sophomore Nick Albiero, swimming his second event of the session, stalked the leader and touched in 44.88 to win silver and put up an NCAA A-Cut. Mitchell Whyte touched fourth fourth place in the A-Final with a time 45.38 just ahead of teammate Nikkos Sofianidis, who was sixth with a time of 46.09.  The event was won by Coleman Stewart of NC State, who touched in 44.44 for an A-Cut. In the 100 fly FSU’s Kanoa Kaleoaloha won gold with a time of 44.93, the fastest time in the country to date. Nick Albiero touched fourth in the A-final for the Cardinals. Teammate Nikkos Sofianidis went 46.61 in the B-final and freshman Mitchell Whyte won the C-final with a 46.48. In the 200 free, Louisville freshman Bartosz Piszczorowicz  won his first individual ACC championship with a 1:33.51. Cardinal senior Zach Harting swam an excellent back half and moved from fifth at the 150 mark, nearly touching out his teammate, who won by  one-hundreth of a second. Colton Paulson checked in seventh in the A-final with a 1:34.52. Andrej Barna won the B-final with a time of 1:34.56 and Sam Steele finished fourth in the B-final with a time of 1:35.15.  Marcelo Acosta touched second in the C-final, posting a 1:35.56 to wrap up scoring for UofL. The Cards won silver in the 400 medley relay with Nick Albiero (45.55), Evgenii Somov (51.90), Zach Harting (44.80) and an anchor of 41.50 by Andrej Barna combining for a 3:0375. NC State took gold with a time of 3:03.26. 2019 ACC Men’s Friday Finals results Story Links Louisville sophomore Evgenii Somov successfully defended his title the 100 breast, winning gold in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 51.90. The 400 Individual Medley was won by Virginia’s Brendan Casey, who went 3:39.93. UofL’s Daniel Sos swam a 3:42.96 in the A-final to touch fourth. Jarrett Jones went from 7th to third in the B-final in a great back half of swimming. clocking a 3:45.58.last_img read more


No 4 Louisville Walks Off Georgia Tech in Series Finale

Posted On Sep 1 2019 by

first_img Live Stats Louisville (18-6, 6-3 ACC) entered the bottom of the ninth trailing 4-3 and the first two hitters were retired on a fly out and strikeout. ACC Network Extra Story Links Photo Gallery Video: Dan McDonnell Postgame It was the third walk-off victory for the Cardinals this season, having also done so against Brown and Ole Miss. Next Game: Miami (Ohio) 3/26/2019 | 6:00 PM PDF Box Score Listen Live Watch Live Full Schedule Roster Justin Lavey led the UofL offensive with a 3-for-4 day at the plate. Fitzgerald, Wyatt and Davis each had two hits as part of Louisville’s 12-hit attack. Video Highlights Bobby Miller got the start for Louisville on Sunday, moving into the rotation for the first time on the season. The first three batters of the game reached against the sophomore, but Miller settled down and limited the damage to just one.center_img The game held at three-all until the Yellow Jackets plated a run via a triple and wild pitch in the seventh. Leonard then rolled a ball back through the middle that was stopped by the diving shortstop. There was no force play to be made and Binelas never stopped running from second. The throw to the plate was high and Binelas dove across the plate for the winning run. Preview Michael Kirian (1-0) earned his first collegiate victory on Sunday, working 1.2 scoreless innings out of the bullpen. Louisville took the lead in the bottom of the fourth, getting a run-scoring knock from Fitzgerald and a sacrifice fly off the bat of Logan Wyatt. The lead was short-lived however, as Georgia Tech (16-8, 5-4 ACC) answered right back with a two-run single in the fifth to tie the score up at three apiece. Henry Davis worked a seven-pitch walk to keep the game going, and Alex Binelas followed with a walk of his own. Zeke Pinkham pinch-hit for the Cardinals with the tying and winning runs on base and battled to draw a third straight walk to load the bases. The Cardinals stranded a pair in their half of the seventh and another in scoring position in the eighth, leading to the drama in the ninth. LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Trey Leonard’s two-out, two-run single in the bottom of the ninth inning lifted the fourth-ranked Louisville baseball team to a 5-4 victory over Georgia Tech at Jim Patterson Stadium. Tyler Fitzgerald helped the Cardinals get the run right back in the bottom half, singling with one away and stealing second and third. Binelas then knotted the game up at one with a two-out single into centerfield. Louisville continues its eight-game homestand on Tuesday with a visit from Miami (Ohio). First pitch is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. ET at Jim Patterson Stadium. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more