2020 SOUTHLAND BASEBALL TOURNAMENT RETURNS TO CORPUS CHRISTI

first_img“A decade since the last Southland Tournament at Whataburger Field, we’re thrilled to welcome the eight teams and their fans from across the region back to Corpus Christi for a great week of baseball and summer fun,” Hooks General Manager Wes Weigle said.  “The Southland Baseball Tournament is a big-time addition to our schedule, making for a loaded slate of action at Whataburger Field in 2020.” “We are very excited to bring the Southland Baseball Tournament back to Whataburger Field,” Southland Commissioner Tom Burnett said.  “We look forward to experiencing the great hospitality and destinations in Corpus Christi and the entire Coastal Bend.  Whataburger Field is a premier baseball venue, and I know our tournament participants and fans will greatly enjoy their experience and the facility.” All games of the Southland Baseball Tournament will be available live on ESPN+, the network’s video streaming subscription service available in the United States.-SouthlandStrong- Completed in 2005, Whataburger Field is the preeminent baseball and entertainment venue in South Texas. The stadium, located at the Port of Corpus Christi, offers sweeping views of Harbor Bridge, the USS Lexington and the Texas State Aquarium across the channel on Corpus Christi Bay. Nicknamed “The Ballpark by the Bay,” Whataburger Field features 19 private suites, the concourse-level Cheniere Champions Club and the recently-renovated CITGO Cotton Club, each available to host gameday and non-gameday events. The Southland Tournament has been a springboard for numerous players that have gone on to Major League careers, including current stars Hunter Dozier and Ryan O’Hearn of the Kansas City Royals, Wade Miley of the Houston Astros, Paul Goldschmidt of the St. Louis Cardinals, Hunter Pence of the Texas Rangers, and Caleb Smith and Kyle Keller of the Miami Marlins.  Also, Charlie Montoyo, a former two-time Southland Hitter of the Year, is the current manager of the Toronto Blue Jays.center_img The top eight finishers in the conference’s regular-season race earn a spot in the Southland Tournament, and the winner of the double-elimination event earns automatic qualification into the NCAA Division I Baseball Championship.   As many as 15 games can be played at the tournament, with four games scheduled Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.  Saturday’s schedule depends on earlier tournament results, with one, two or three games in the championship round. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Southland Conference announced Thursday that the 2020 Southland Baseball Tournament will return to Whataburger Field in Corpus Christi, Texas, May 20-23.  The home facility of the Corpus Christi Hooks, the Texas League affiliate of the American League Champion Houston Astros, will serve as host of the event for the first time since the 2009 and 2010 tournaments were also held at the waterfront ballpark.Complete Release (PDF) The 2020 event will be the 33rd Southland Tournament, played sporadically over the nearly six decades of the Conference’s existence, and every year since 1993.  Sam Houston State has won a league-best six Southland Baseball Tournaments, including the 2009 event in Corpus Christi.  Lamar, winners of three Southland Tournaments, won the 2010 event at Whataburger Field.  McNeese State is the defending event champion after winning its third tournament in 2019.last_img read more

Opelka frustrates Raonic to play the final against Nishioka

first_imgThe American Reilly Opelka culminated a worthy comeback against the Canadian Milos Raonic, who had a match level that didn’t take benefit, to attain the final of the Delray Seashore event that may play against the Japanese Yoshihito Nishioka, who beat Ugo Humbert. Opelka, 54 of the ATP rating and who had misplaced with the Canadian in Wimbledon final yr, on the solely event that they had to date agreed on the circuit, it took two hours and 9 minutes to get the victory and place in the second final of his profession after the New York of 2019, which he gained to obtain the first title in his document.Opelka gained 4-6, 7-6 (6) and 6-Three and annoyed the expectations of Raonic, who has not performed a final since dropping Stuttgart in 2018 and has not achieved successful since he gained in Brisbane In 2016, his eighth trophy.Opelka will play the title against Yoshihito Nishioka who beforehand traced Ugo Humbert and gained 1-6, 6-Four and 6-0. The Japanese aspires to increase its document in Delray Seashore and add its second success after the one it achieved in Shenzhen in 2018, its solely benefit to date.last_img read more

Past winners of Olivier Shield

first_img1909 Jamaica College1910 Jamaica College1911 Munro College1912 St George’s College1913 Jamaica College1914 Munro College1915 Jamaica College1916 Jamaica College1917 Jamaica College1918 Jamaica College1919 Jamaica College/Munro1920 St George’s/Munro College1921 Jamaica College1922 Jamaica College1923 Munro College1924 Munro College1925 Munro College1926 Wolmer’s Boys’1927 Munro College1928 St George’s College1929 Cornwall College1930 Cornwall College1931 Cornwall College1932 Munro College1933 Munro College1934 Munro College1935 St George’s College1936 Munro College1937 St George’s College1938 Wolmer’s/Munro College1939 Munro College1940 Cornwall College1941 Munro College1942 Jamaica College1943 Munro College1944 No competition1945 Munro College1946 Jamaica College1947 St George’s College1948 St George’s College1949 Kingston College1950 Munro College1951 Munro College1952 Kingston College1953 Cornwall College1954 No competition1955 Cornwall College1956 St George’s College1957 Kingston College1958 Cornwall College1959 St George’s/Cornwall College1960 No competition1961 Jamaica College1962 Jamaica College1963 Cornwall College1964 Kingston College1965 Kingston College1966 No competition1967 Vere Technical1968 Vere Technical1969 Vere Technical1970 Vere Technical1971 Wolmer’s Boys’1972 No competition1973 No competition1974 Jamaica College1975 Kingston College1976 Vere Technical1977 Clarendon College1978 Clarendon College1979 Camperdown High1980 Vere Technical1981 Kingston College/Dinthill1982 Camperdown High1983 Cornwall College1984 St George’s College1985 Kingston College/Rusea’s1986 Kingston College1987 St Andrew Technical1988 Charlie Smith High1989 Rusea’s High1990 Rusea’s/ Charlie Smith1991 Ardenne High1992 Rusea’s High1993 Excelsior/Rusea’s1994 Wolmer’s Boys1995 Charlie Smith High1996 Norman Manley High1997 No competition1998 Clarendon/Dunoon Tech1999 STETHS2000 Norman Manley2001 Cornwall College2002 Rusea’s High2003 Excelsior High2004 Glenmuir High2005 Calabar High2006 Bridgeport/Glenmuir2007 Jamaica College2008 St George’s College2009 St George’s College2010 Jamaica College2011 St George’s College2012 St George’s College2013 Jamaica College2014 Jamaica Collegelast_img read more

Game of Hacks – See How Good You Are

first_imgThe model is talking about booking her latest gig, modeling WordPress underwear in the brand latest Perfectly Fit campaign, which was shot by Lachian Bailey. It was such a surreal moment cried she admitted.The main thing that you have to remember on this journey is just be nice to everyone and always smile.It’s kind of confusing because I’m a bigger girl, Dalbesio says. I’m not the biggest girl on the market but I’m definitely bigger than all the girls [Calvin Klein] has ever worked with, so that is really intimidating. She wasn’t sure, she said of the shoot, what was expected from her in terms of her size or shape.Refreshingly, what was expected of her was the same thing that was expected of Lara Stone: to take a beautiful picture.Emotional discomfort, when accepted, rises, crests and falls in a series of waves.You must learn one thing. The world was made to be free in. Give up all the other worlds Except the one in which you belong.So simple, yet so essential, the white shirt is the foundation of any wardrobe. It’s also the most multi-functional item, taking you from work to play with just the quick unfastening of a couple of buttons. It matter what style fitted boyfriend etc or even what fabric from silk to heavy cotton go with whatever suits your personal style best.Calvin Klein known for launching the careers of such svelte models as Brooke Shields and Kate Moss to cast a model who deviates from the size standard and make a fuss about it to Dalbesio who spent years.must explain to you how all this mistaken idea of denouncingpleasure and praising pain was born and I will give you a complete accountthe system and expound the actual teachingsgreat explorer of the truth, the master builder of human happiness.Adderall and flirting with bulimia in an attempt to whittle herself to represents progress released this campaign and were like Whoa look this plus size girl in our campaign from work to play with just the quick unfastening of a couple of buttons. Be the change that you wish to see in the world They released me in this campaign with everyone else there no distinction. It’s not a separate section for plus size girls she says.center_img There was a time in the industry not too long ago, when it seemed that the high fashion world was using plus size models as a headline-grabbing gimmick see the groundbreaking Italian Vogue cover featuring Tara Lynn, Candice Huffine, and Robyn Lawley in June 2016.Related: Calendar Gets Its First Plus-Size Model 2016Taking the world into my armsThere was that beautiful Italian Vogue story and the girls that were in that ended up doing really well the classic lace-up shoe is a true.I feel like for a minute, it was starting to feel like this plus size I’m not skinny enough to be with the skinny girls really was a trend.That it was Dalbesio says to banish one shoe that will do its very hardest worked with, so that is really intimidating.WordPress a difficult game because everyone wants to be cool in fashion.Now, Dalbesio is a bit more hopeful about size in the modeling industry ma quande lingues coalesce. In the middle Occidental in fact she says not skinny enough.To find my place. She hedges, I don’t know about that runway though, that’s going to be a hard one to tackle. Everyone realizes why a new common language would be desirable: one could refuse to pay expensive translators.A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are forA Julien Macdonald customer doesn’t sit in the corner of a room, she is the room she’s the host the designer laughed when we met him yesterday afternoon to see the range for the first time. My pieces aren’t shy. It is full-on cocktail red carpet glamour.You don’t necessarily wear them to the supermarket on a Saturday morning with the kids, but with my jewellery they probably will.These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life.Cue a collection of high-wattage necklaces, adorned with nugget and crystals wild-cat cocktail rings, abstract drop earrings, and spectacular statement chokers inspired by the flora and fauna of safari.The most beautiful people we have known are those:explain to you how all this mistaken idea of denouncingpleasure and praising pain was bornthe system and expound the actual teachingsgreat explorer of the truthTo take a trivial example, which of us ever undertakes laborious physical exercise, except to obtain some advantage from it? But who has any right to find fault with a man who chooses to enjoy a pleasure that has no annoying consequences, or one who avoids a pain that produces no resultant pleasure?On the other hand, we denounce with righteous indignation and dislike men who are so beguiled and demoralized by the charms of pleasure of the moment, so blinded by desire, that they cannot foresee.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

AVC selects football coach

first_imgAntelope Valley College’s beleaguered football program has a new head coach. The school announced the hiring of Perry Jehlicka, who comes to AVC from Div.II Tusculum College of Greenville, Tenn., where he was the program’s defensive backs coach and director of football operations. Jehlicka, 34, becomes the ninth coach in school history and AVC’s first new coach since Brent Carder took over the program in 1970. Jehlicka will look to revitalize a program that has lost 26 consecutive games going back to 2004. “I’m looking forward to being at AVC and helping building the program back up,” he said by phone from his home in Tennessee. Jehlicka’s 11-year coaching career includes stints at seven different colleges. He said he will employ a wide-open spread offense with some option, and he will also look to force the issue on defense and special teams. “We’ll be aggressive in everything we do,” he said.last_img read more

ARRESTS: TEENAGE THEFT SUSPECTS BANNED FROM DONEGAL

first_imgTWO teenagers arrested after an alleged theft incident yesterday have been banned from Co Donegal.The suspects appeared at Letterkenny District Court this morning.Neither can be named for legal reasons. They are juveniles from the Derry area. Gardai told the court that the young men were arrested in Bridgend at 8.45am yesterday on suspicion of theft and criminal damage.Both juveniles were charged at Buncrana Garda Station with theft and criminal damage after an incident at an eircom depot in Bridgend in which a Garda car was rammed and two gardai slightly injured.The mother of one of the juveniles wept during the hearing.The court heard that one of them said ‘I’m sorry’ when he was charged with the offences at Buncrana Garda Station yesterday afternoon.Gardai did not object to bail and the youths were released on their own bonds of €250.Solicitors Patsy Gallagher and Frank Dorrian for the two juveniles agreed that their clients would stay out of Co Donegal except for court appearances.They were remanded on bail to appear before Buncrana District Court on February 14.A number of other cases relating to other incidents are due to be heard at Letterkenny District Court today.At hearingARRESTS: TEENAGE THEFT SUSPECTS BANNED FROM DONEGAL was last modified: January 21st, 2013 by BrendaShare 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) Tags:ARRESTS: TEENAGE THEFT SUSPECTS BANNED FROM DONEGALlast_img read more

AC Milan, Lzio clash in battle for fourth as Serie A returns

first_imgSPAL vs JuventusStadio Paolo Mazza, FerreraSaturday, 13-06-2019 @4pmJuventus need only a point to celebrate their eighth consecutive Serie A title, but SPAL are on the up and desperate to simply stay in the top flight.The Ferrara-based side currently lie just two points above the drop zone and points are precious at this stage of the season, while Juve can wrap up the Scudetto and focus entirely on ending their 23-year wait for the Champions League. The 1-1 away draw at Ajax on Wednesday evening had positives and negatives, as Blaise Matuidi limped off with an injury and several stars could be rested, while Giorgio Chiellini and Emre Can are out of action.SPAL’s form lately has been quite impressive, with wins over Europe-chasing Roma and Lazio, plus a precious away victory at fellow relegation candidates Frosinone, and despite losing their last encounter against Cagliari, they will fancy their chances to get something versus the Bianconeri, whose focus will be elsewhere. Juve, for their part, were involved in a highly controversial and feisty clash with arch-rivals Milan, which has seen them grab the headlines for all the wrong reasons.Interestingly, this is a match-up between clubs who have had their Coach in place since 2014, with Max Allegri replacing the highly successful Antonio Conte in June 2014, while Leonardo Semplici joined SPAL at the end of that year. Both tacticians have had enormous success, with Allegri leading Juve to four straight domestic doubles and a couple of Champions League Final appearances. Semplici on the other hand, led SPAL all the way up from Lega Pro to the top flight of Italian football for the first time in 49 years. Curiously, Allegri was on the SPAL bench back in the 2004-05 campaign.The entertainment value of this match will rest almost entirely on how expansive the home team want to play. Do they play an open game and go for the win and risk possibly being picked off on the counter, or do they play a safe and conservative match, and hope to gain a point? Semplici employs a 3-5-2 system, with a heavy reliance on the width that his wing-backs provide, something SPAL sorely missed last time out versus Cagliari, as they had to do without the suspended Manuel Lazzari.The visitors for their part have made a habit of changing formations and tactics week in, week out, as they have used 31 different line-ups in their 31 league games this campaign. Allegri is one of the best managers around when it comes to adapting his players to suit the situation, and as this match comes in-between the huge European games with Ajax, it remains to be seen how much thought he will actually put into his tactics for Saturday evening.If Juve get a point, they’ll set a new all-time Serie A record by securing the title with six rounds to spare.SPAL have beaten Juve only once in 35 top flight meetings, a 3-1 result in February 1957, along with 12 draws and 22 defeats.Roma vs UdineseStadio Olimpico, RomeSaturday, 13-06-2019 @7pmRoma are still in with a chance of Champions League qualification, but host an Udinese side revitalised by Igor Tudor.The Friulani still sit only four points above the drop zone, yet are on a three-match run without defeat, having beaten Genoa and Empoli and earned a draw with Milan in recent weeks. Those results have eased fears of relegation, but with some tricky-looking games coming up, Tudor will be keen to pick up some points before things get squeaky.Roma’s season was looking like taking an extreme turn for the worse after back-to-back losses to SPAL and Napoli, but the 2-2 draw with Fiorentina and last weekend’s 1-0 away win over Sampdoria seems to have steadied the ship. They remain one point off fourth placed Milan and well in the race for Champions League football.Going on the league table alone, you would suggest that Claudio Ranieri’s side are big favourites and the head-to-head record between these two does nothing but further back up that claim.Udinese’s win against the Giallorossi earlier on this season ended a 10-match winning run for Roma and they went into that game having not lost to them since 2012.Add to that the fact that Udinese have just one win in Rome since 2005 and have only ever won three times in the capital in the last 20 years, it does nothing to provide much confidence for fans of the traveling side this weekend.Both sides leak plenty of goals, Roma have conceded 45 in the league so far, which is the most of any side in the top half of the league. Udinese have conceded two fewer than their opponents, but have only managed to score 30 goals, which is the main reason they are where they are.Edin Dzeko’s lack of goals recently looks to have taken its toll, he was benched at the weekend and given he hasn’t scored in the league since February, it is likely he will be left there on Saturday with goalkeeper Robin Olsen. They haven’t struggled in his drought, scoring relatively freely and Udinese will have their hands full with the likes of Justin Kluivert, Nicolò Zaniolo, Lorenzo Pellegrini and Patrik Schick.There are full-back problems, with Aleksandar Kolarov suspended, Rick Karsdorp and Davide Santon injured, so Alessandro Florenzi must be rushed back from his lay-off with Juan Jesus on the left.Marvin Zeegelaar is suspended for Udinese after his foolish red card, with Valon Behrami, Antonin Barak and Bram Nuytinck injured.Udinese will know that Roma are less than assured at the back and, given they are in a spot of good form of late and how desperate Roma will be for a win, this could be a challenging game for Ranieri’s men.Udinese’s 1-0 win back in November ended a 10-match winning run for Roma in this fixture. The Friulani have won just once in Rome since 2005.AC Milan vs LazioStadio Guiseppe Meazza, MilanSaturday, 13-06-2019 @9:30pmMilan host Lazio on Saturday, as the race for the fourth and final Champions League spot is the tightest it has been in years.Pressure is once again mounting on Milan, as Gennaro Gattuso faces a tough, uphill battle to remain on the bench next season. Rino’s men have scraped just one point, against relegation-threatened Udinese, in the last four rounds. They have managed to remain in fourth place thanks to a superior head-to-head record with Atalanta, however their rivals for the position have gained some much-needed ground, with Roma, Torino and Lazio hot on their heels.They must win this weekend to gain a stronger grip on fourth place, as Lazio also have a game in hand. Last week, the Rossoneri were again defeated somewhat controversially by Juventus, a harsh 2-1 loss where they saw a penalty not given following Alex Sandro’s handball.Gattuso’s injury list is still a nuisance with Andrea Conti, Giacomo Bonaventura and Lucas Paqueta still unavailable for their side. However, they are hoping that Gigio Donnarumma will return ahead of schedule for the match, as he will be a much-needed inclusion in goal for the hosts.Meanwhile, Lazio have blown two great chances inside the past 10 days to move into Milan’s fourth spot. A 1-0 loss to SPAL followed by a 2-2 home draw with Sassuolo means that they still remain three points behind their opponents. As earlier mentioned, they have a game in hand against Udinese, so this weekend will be the best chance to stake their intentions for a return to Champions League football.However, Lazio will have to make do without Jordan Lukaku, Valon Berisha and the suspended Milan Badelj.It is sure to be a free-flowing match between two sides desperately in need of three points. It’s also a warm-up for the second leg of their Coppa Italia semi-final here on April 24, having drawn 0-0 in Rome.Lazio have managed just 11 draws and 17 defeats since their last Serie A victory at San Siro, 1-0 in September 1989 decided by a Paolo Maldini own goal.Torino vs CagliariStadio Olimpico Grande Torino, TorinoSunday, 14-04-2019 @1:30pmTorino are remarkably only three points off the Champions League places, but Andrea Belotti is suspended as they host a Cagliari side almost safe from the threat of relegation.Walter Mazzarri has certainly made a big impact on the Granata, leading them to the cusp of not just European football, but potentially the top four. This is particularly surprising considering their recent form hasn’t been all that solid, suffering a shock home defeat to Bologna, followed by a 2-1 win over Sampdoria and a couple of stalemates.The big loss this weekend is hitman Belotti, who sits out a ban, with Iago Falque and youth team starlet Vincenzo Millico suffering from knee injuries. It means the keys of the attack must go to Simone Zaza, who has so far been unable to deliver in the Toro jersey.Cagliari have probably done enough to create a cushion from the relegation zone, largely thanks to their home record that saw them beat Inter, Fiorentina and SPAL in recent weeks.Luca Ceppitelli is suspended in defence, with Lucas Castro, Fabrizio Cacciatore and Maxime Leverbe on the treatment table. Filippo Romagna should step in to the back four.Cagliari have managed just two points from their last eight Serie A meetings with Torino, home and away.Fiorentina vs BolognaStadio Artemio Franchi, FlorenceSunday, 14-04-2019 @4pmFiorentina make their debut under ‘new’ Coach Vincenzo Montella after Stefano Pioli’s shock resignation, taking on a Bologna side battling to avoid the drop.The 1-0 home defeat to relegation fodder Frosinone had long-reaching consequences, extending their winless run to seven rounds. Pioli’s resignation on Tuesday morning was followed by the possibly even more surprising news that former Coach Montella will take over until 2021. The 44-year-old will be looking to emulate his previous spell at the Artemio Franchi from 2012-15, following disappointing spells at Milan and Sevilla.Pioli had appeared to have survived the dreaded vote of no confidence following defeat at home against Frosinone, but then ultimately decided to cut ties instead in a shock twist that hasn’t gone down well with the owners.La Viola are without Edimilson Fernandes and luckless long-term injury concern Marko Pjaca, but Federico Chiesa, Giovanni Simeone and Luis Muriel should start in the attacking trident supported by Gerson, Jordan Veretout and Marco Benassi in midfield.Bologna have been reborn under Sinisa Mihajlovic, another former Fiorentina Coach, with four wins in their last five Serie A games.The Rossoblu will be missing Simone Edera, Filip Helander, Mattia Destro and Federico Mattiello. Riccardo Orsolini, Roberto Soriano and Nicola Sansone should support Rodrigo Palacio, who is expected to get the nod ahead of Federico Santander even after the centre-forward shrugged off a shoulder problem.Erick Pulgar will be full of confidence, as the Chilean converted two penalties in Monday’s 3-0 win over Chievo and will look to shore up the midfield.Sinisa Mihajlovic has been critical of Nicola Sansone for not giving enough in recent weeks in both phases and has called for the on-loan Villarreal man to be more daring when in attack.The Derby dell’Appennino gets its name from the Tosco-Emiliano mountains of the Apennine Mountains which geographically separate the two cities.Bologna have not beaten Fiorentina in Serie A since 2013, managing only two draws from nine meetings, home and away. That includes six consecutive defeats at the Stadio Franchi, their worst run since seven in 1962.Sampdoria vs GenoaStadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris, GenoaSunday, 14-03-2019 @4pmSampdoria hit a speed-bump on their journey for Europa League qualification, and the Genoa Derby won’t make things any easier for the Blucerchiati.Marco Giampaolo’s side are winless in their last two matches, with losses to Torino and Roma dropping them down a spot to ninth in the table. In their match against Roma, Sampdoria controlled most of the match. Samp fired 18 shots toward the Giallorossi goal, but none made it past Antonio Mirante. It was this inability to finish that came back to haunt Sampdoria, as Daniele De Rossi met Aleksandar Kolarov’s corner to steal the game at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris.This lack of clinical finishing is uncharacteristic of Sampdoria, who have scored an impressive 51 goals in Serie A. Fabio Quagliarella fired blanks in his last three outings, a strange sight for the Italian striker considering his form this season. If Giampaolo’s side want to turn theirfortunes around, they’ll need Quagliarella to quickly get out of his scoring lull.Genoa seem the more confident side heading into the Derby della Lanterna, with an impressive draw against Napoli at the weekend their latest result. Despite going down to 10 men, then subsequently a goal behind, Cesare Prandelli’s side held out for a precious point at the San Paolo.Against Napoli, the Rossoblu were bolstered by performances from the likes of Darko Lazovic and Christian Kouame. Lazovic scored the equalizer for Genoa, adding to the impressive night he had at the San Paolo. Kouame used his physical presence to hold the ball up when on the attack, allowing for his teammates to have time to throw men forward.This Sunday’s Derby della Lanterna will be crucial for both teams, as European qualification on one hand and more of a cushion from the relegation zone on the other are up for grabs. If it’s a draw, this’ll be the first time since 1993-94 that both derbies in a single season were stalemates.Genoa have failed to win their last five Serie A derbies, losing three. They haven’t gone six editions without a victory since 1994.Sassuolo vs ParmaMAPEI Stadium, Reggio nell’EmiliaSaturday, 14-04-2019 @4pmSassuolo and Parma are relatively comfortable mid-table ahead of this Emilia-Romagna Derby, despite pretty poor 2019 form.The Neroverdi got themselves out of their rut thanks to four points in the last two games, crushing Chievo 4-0 and coming within minutes of defeating Lazio at the Olimpico. However, the situation for the Ducali is rather more precarious, a run of one point from four rounds leaving them only six points clear of the relegation zone.If it weren’t for the excellent start to both their seasons, Sassuolo and Parma fans would be considerably more nervous by now. Only rock bottom Chievo have amassed fewer points than Sassuolo (11) and Parma (nine) in 2019.The visitors have been decimated by injuries and continue to miss their entire front three – Gervinho, Roberto Inglese and Jonathan Biabiany – as well as veteran defender Bruno Alves and midfielder Alberto Grassi. It means Luca Siligardi and Fabio Ceravolo are likely to lead the attack in an adapted 3-5-2 formation.Sassuolo have a largely fully-fit squad, with only Marlon and Claud Adjapong in doubt.Sassuolo have scored with 18 different players in Serie A this season, more than any other team.Chievo vs NapoliStadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi, VeronaSunay, 14-04-2019 @7pmNapoli’s season is slipping away from them and failure to beat rock bottom Chievo could hit confidence even more.The Partenopei are still comfortably in second place, but Juventus could already have celebrated an eighth consecutive Scudetto before this game even kicks off. Carlo Ancelotti also risks crashing out of the Europa League next week after a 2-0 first leg quarter-final defeat to Arsenal.Their first half performance at the Emirates was probably their worst of the campaign, although the signs had already been there from a dismal run in Serie A with one point from two rounds against Empoli and 10-man Genoa.Chievo are heading down to Serie B with just one victory all season and have visibly given up with a 3-0 defeat to Bologna on Monday evening.Coach Domenico Di Carlo will have a tough job motivating his charges, but the players may take delight in giving Napoli a run for their money. The Gialloblu can draw strength from their 1-1 draw against in-form Atalanta, although that feels more like a blip than something to cling to.If Chievo do not win, then their relegation to Serie B – only the second in their history – will be mathematically sealed.Mattia Bani is suspended after his red card against Bologna, with Ezequiel Schelotto and Andrea Seculin injured. Riccardo Meggiorini returns to support Mariusz Stepinski.Napoli have won four of their last five visits to the Stadio Bentegodi, drawing 0-0 in November 2017.Frosinone vs Inter MilanStadio Olimpico, RomeSunday, 07-04-2019 @7pmFrosinone are building surprising momentum for a last-gasp escape bid from relegation, so could prove tough customers for third-placed Inter.The hosts are currently down in 19th place, a mammoth six points away from Bologna who sit just outside the relegation zone.Despite the large gap from safety, coming into this one with back-to-back victories in Serie A has given them a fighting chance.One key factor in this game for Frosinone will be the partnership of Daniel Ciofani and Inter-owned Andrea Pinamonti, who combined last time out against Fiorentina.As for Inter, they currently occupy third place and their five-point lead over rivals Milan and Atalanta has given the Nerazzurri breathing space.However, mixed form as of late means they can’t afford to become complacent, especially if Roma and Lazio rediscover their momentum.Luciano Spalletti’s outfit have only managed one victory since their Derby di Milano triumph and need to get back to winning ways this weekend.Coming into this one there has been a big injury blow for Inter, as Marcelo Brozovic is sidelined until the end of this month.However, both Stefan de Vrij and Lautaro Martinez could return to the side after muscle-related injuries, providing a much-needed boost.Inter have also been strong away from home as of late, with over two goals scored in their last four Serie A away games.A win for the home side wouldn’t move them out of danger, but could potentially close the gap on Empoli, who face Atalanta on Monday.An Inter victory would all but secure their Champions League spot for the 2019-20 season, leaving Milan, Atalanta and Roma to fight for the remaining place.Frosinone have failed to score against Inter in any of their previous three meetings in the league.Atalanta vs EmpoliStadio Atleti Azzuri da’Italia, BergamoMonday, 15-04-2019 @9:30pmThe battles for the top four and to avoid the bottom three collide on Monday, as every point is precious for Atalanta and Empoli.With Milan stumbling at a crucial moment, Atalanta have been able to creep up on the Rossoneri and could potentially leapfrog them into fourth spot should they slip up yet again in their crunch clash against Lazio this weekend. Milan have failed to win their last four games, picking up just one point in the process, which is a stark contrast to Gian Piero Gasperini’s side, who are unbeaten during that period thanks to two wins and two draws.With a tough encounter against second-placed Napoli coming up, La Dea certainly will want to take advantage of Empoli’s less than consistent form to put some major pressure on the Diavolo, as the race for a Champions League berth starts to really heat up.Atalanta come into this game having picked up a point against Inter. Although they failed to score in that game, they had to make do without key man Duvan Zapata due to a ban, which naturally left a massive hole up front. The Colombian, who has had a brilliant season so far, is due to make his return for the hosts and resume targeting the Capocannoniere title.Meanwhile, visitors Empoli boosted their survival hopes with a shock 2-1 win over Napoli, but then were dealt a major setback as they ended up losing 3-2 to Udinese last weekend. The Azzurri have alternated between a win and a loss over their last five games, beating fellow relegation candidates Frosinone along the way, but losing to Roma and Juventus.Interestingly, all of their defeats – and victories – have been by a difference of just one goal, so could this clash with Atalanta be an equally close affair? Bologna are still within their reach, but the Rossoblu have been on a kick lately, winning four of their last five games, and will be determined not to give up their grip on safety without a fight.Empoli have beaten Atalanta only once in their last nine Serie A meetings, and that was back in November, losing five and drawing three.Comments Tags: Italian Serie Atoplast_img read more

Di Matteo in the frame – report

first_imgRoberto Di Matteo is now a leading contender for the Chelsea manager’s job, according to the Daily Mail.Could Di Matteo yet land the Chelsea job this summer?The paper suggest that club owner Roman Abramovich is considering giving him the role on a full-time basis at the end of the season.Meanwhile, Salomon Kalou says he was frozen out by former Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas because he did not sign a new contract.Kalou, whose current deal expires at the end of the season, said: “I was told by the previous manager that I was not allowed to play because I didn’t sign a contract.“Maybe he was building a new team and thinking I wasn’t part of the future. That was a really big frustration and it has been a difficult season for me not being involved.”Adel Taarabt has blasted his QPR team-mates for their poor discipline, according to The Sun.Picking up on recent comments made by Taarabt, it is suggested that he has told Clint Hill, Armand Traore, Joey Barton and Samba Diakite – who have all been sent off this season – that they have cost Rangers points in their battle to stay up.“We have performed well at home but lost so many points because of red cards,” he said.“We’ve lost so many games, like Norwich and Wolves. We should have won those games but with 10 men it’s difficult.”The Sun also report that striker Pavel Pogrebnyak is keen to extend his stay at Fulham despite interest from Aston Villa.The Russian, whose short-term deal expires at the end of the season, said: “I need a coach like [Martin] Jol and would love to stay in England and continue to work with him.”And after Bobby Zamora’s agent told West London Sport the striker is not looking for a move away from QPR, the Daily Mail say the player will not be rejoining West Ham, who were apparently keen to sign him.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Flatrock Passive: Thoughts on a Winter Greenhouse

first_imgEditor’s Note: This is one of a series of blog posts by David Goodyear describing the construction of his new home in Flatrock, Newfoundland, the first in the province built to the Passive House standard. You’ll find his complete blog here. It is now May. The weather is shaping up, and after a long, cold winter the ground is starting to thaw. Old Man Winter did give me one thing this year: a lot of time to think. I have been thinking mainly about food security and accessing more locally grown food. We had a successful harvest last year and a cellar to store all of our garden goodies to eat during the winter. It’s hard to believe that we are still eating crisp and sweet Newfoundland carrots that were pulled from the earth last November!RELATED ARTICLESA Farmstead of the Future in GeorgiaA Vision of the Future Takes Shape in ParisAdopting a Green LifestyleA Slow Living Summit in Brattleboro, Vermont The wonders of having a root cellar have really amazed me. Did you know that you can store a cabbage (with its roots attached) in an underground root cellar for a really long time? I didn’t. The last cabbage that I pulled out of our underground lair was 3 1/2 months old (see the photo below). A few leaves had dried a bit and formed a protective layer around the cabbage. After peeling, it emerged as a perfectly clean, crisp garden-grown cabbage waiting for the perfect slaw on a pulled pork sandwich! This cabbage has been in a root cellar for 3 1/2 months, but thanks to low temperatures and high humidity it’s in perfect condition. Photo: David Goodyear Storage in the cellar at high humidity and low temperature (but above freezing) is really about creating a space where vegetables can stay barely alive by passively using energy from the massive heat sink of the earth. After the last harvest I realized that I now have the infrastructure in place to grow and store even more than I previously thought. It would be great if I could grow more–more varieties of cold climate vegetables that have good storage characteristics, short season vegetables that lend themselves well to canning, and greens–lots and lots of greens! So, greens are a problem. We have a short growing season. The growing season can be extended by using conventional greenhouses and cold frames. However, green vegetables are hard to store for long periods of time. They won’t last in a root cellar. However, plants like radicchio and Belgian endive (chicory family) grow as a root, similar to a carrot, which can be harvested, stored in a cellar, and then forced to grow tightly packed heads months later. Cabbages are easy and versatile and a regular part of traditional Newfoundland cooking. These are great options, and nutritious ones, but not really that green. To obtain greens you need a longer growing season, or some way to extend it. A root cellar effectively extends growing to four seasons by keeping subterranean vegetables alive, but greens need light. So the answer is obvious: A greenhouse is in order. Insulation is the key to performance A greenhouse can have have many forms depending on how it will be used and where it is located. A simple polyethylene hoop house could extend the season here for a few weeks in spring and fall. However, I want to minimize the gap in our growing seasons significantly. Glazings and air leakage are where most heat is lost here. So a structure with decent glazing R-values (for a greenhouse) and good air tightness is a must. The structure needs thermal mass in order to cruise through significant temperature swings in both winter and summer. Passive solar greenhouse design is just using a lot of common sense. Insulate where the sun is not able to enter. Insulation is key to performance. North, east, and west walls all should be highly insulated. To Passive House standards? Obviously not. This article was compact and informative and provided some basic design criteria for an extended season greenhouse. The sweet spot appears to be somewhere around R-20 walls and R-2 glazings. R-2 glazings are expensive, so I would opt for locally available R-1.5 double-panes but use a homemade insulated curtain (R-1) at night to increase energy savings. I am looking at about 220 square feet of glazing. A couple of quick calculations can easily show that going beyond R-20 and decreasing thermal bridging is a waste of time and money. Sinking money into a heat source is probably a better investment. Since this kind of greenhouse really only needs to keep vegetables alive through the cold months, a low-grade heat source such as a climate battery (ground source heat exchanger), or a point source heater, such as a compost pile could produce all the energy necessary to maintain temperatures above 0ºC, or freezing. Location: A south-facing hillside The location for our greenhouse is absolutely perfect–a south-facing hillside. This will allow us to put a foundation into the hill and use the natural shape to berm the north wall to between 4 and 5 feet. The east wall will be mostly bermed while the west and south walls will only be partially buried. This works out great because I can build a knee wall on the south side with anywhere from 2 to 4 feet of vertical glazing and also have glazing on the roof. Vertical glazing works well in the winter because the sun is low in the sky (about 20º above the horizon). A variety of glazing angles could work but ideally one would try to set the glazing angle to be perpendicular to the incident sunlight in the winter. Of course, this is also a matter of design, aesthetics, and whether it can be easily built. Our frost depth here is about 30 inches, so the foundation will need some insulation. There is no doubt about that, but with the earth-bermed walls, R-8 may be enough. Ideally it would be best if our design was easily constructed so I could do most of the work without needing too much help. This is a major driving factor here. Making headway is much easier when you can be self sufficient. Each design under consideration has been modeled in HOT2000 and is showing anywhere from 700 to 1000 kWh to heat during the winter in order to maintain 5ºC. It is less than 500 kWh if I just want to keep it above freezing. All of this being said, the foundation for each design is the same. Onwards and upwards! Extending the growing season  Placing a greenhouse on top of the ground is like changing the climate above the ground where it sits, which in turn affects the average yearly ground temperature at the greenhouse location. I seem to recall reading somewhere that the length of the growing season in an uninsulated greenhouse is similar to the length of the outdoor growing season one climate zone south. For us, the length of our growing season in Climate Zone 6a in a greenhouse would be about the same as the length of the outdoor growing season in Climate Zone 5. The effect is a combination of things. First, the temperature of the greenhouse will typically be greater than outside, and second, some of the heat collected by the greenhouse is conducted into the ground inside the greenhouse, providing thermal mass that resists freezing. Below grade, R-8 wing insulation will extend out from the structure about 8 feet all the way around. The thermal resistance of the ground is highly variable and dependent on its many individual components. In our case, R-8 insulation will be equivalent to about 2 1/2 feet of earth. Once the earth is bermed on the north side, the bottom of the greenhouse will effectively be at about 8 feet. The south side will effectively be at between 4 and 5 feet, so the thermal mass below the greenhouse is definitely protected from the winter frost and will provide a huge thermal mass for cruising through the winter months. As a protective measure, a vapor barrier around the foundation will run out to the perimeter drain like an umbrella, preventing water from stripping away heat from the thermal mass. Making an underground heat battery Storing heat for use at a later time is not easy. Heat moves–always from hot to cold. But this can be used to our advantage. The greenhouse is really just a large solar collector. Most people who own a greenhouse know that it can get so hot that plants will die, so the heat must be vented. Although our greenhouse will have vents for use as needed, I want to increase the sphere of influence of the underground thermal bubble by charging the ground like a climate battery. A climate battery is really just a system of ducts below ground. You use a fan to push hot air from the peak of the greenhouse underground. The air loses heat to the ground and cools before it exits back into the greenhouse. My plan is to insulate the ground partially above the battery so that the heat conducts mainly downwards into the cool earth rather than back into the greenhouse. As the greenhouse begins to cool in the winter, it becomes a heat sink and heat from the ground will move towards it and keep it from freezing inside. This idea is not new and has many names: climate battery, GAHT, SHCS, etc. These are a little different than what people call annualized geo-solar. Once the system is up and running it will behave like a combination of a climate battery and an annualized geo-solar system. After a lot of back-breaking work, the site for the greenhouse was ready for construction. Photo: David Goodyear Site work was a grueling task. I spent my spare time in April clearing trees, windfall, stumps, twigs, and brush, and then chipping all the piles of debris. Luckily I have several cubic meters of wood chips that I can use for composting later. So the hard work paid off with a clear site and lots of chips. Components of the underground thermal storage system are in place. Photo: David Goodyear Once the site was ready I marked out the foundation, perimeter drain, and the location of the climate battery. It took about a day to install all the components (see the photo above), and another day to tamp the area for the concrete footing. Ready for footings! BLOGS BY DAVID GOODYEAR A Winter Update A Garden and a Sun Shade Air Sealing the Penetrations Blower Door Test Comes Up Roses Wrapping Up the Air Barrier Firing Up the Heating System Laying Out the Mechanical System Framing and Insulating an Interior Service Wall Insulation and an Air Barrier Installing Windows and Doors Foam Sheathing and Window Details Framing and Air Sealing A Well Insulated Slab Footings and Frost Walls A Final Design and Energy Modeling An Introduction to the Flatrock Passive Houselast_img read more

D’Angelo Russell delivers in OT to lift Nets past Cavaliers

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Pascal Siakam scores career-best 44 as Raptors beat Wizards ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Harris scored 25 points and Carroll had 18 as the Nets improved to 30-29 — above .500 at the All-Star break for the first time since 2012-13.The teams were playing their final game before the break, likely a good thing after going 63 minutes in a contest that saw 23 lead changes.Clarkson, playing a career-high 47 minutes, was 16 of 34 from the field and made 7 of 17 3-point attempts.“We tried to leave everything on the floor trying to get a win knowing we’ve got these days off,” he said. “We didn’t expect to go to three overtimes. But I’m in shape. I’ll go all day.”Collin Sexton had 24 points and Marquese Chriss added 23 for Cleveland.Russell made two free throws with 16 seconds remaining to break a 116-all tie in the first overtime, but Sexton drove the lane and scored to tie the game with 2.8 seconds left.Cavaliers forward Kevin Love sat out to get additional rest following foot surgery. Brooklyn dressed nine players because of several injuries.Chriss, Larry Nance Jr, David Nwaba and Ante Zizic fouled out for Cleveland, which played its first overtime game of the season.The Cavaliers (12-46) were trying to win consecutive games for the third time this season. Cleveland has the third-worst record in the league.TIP-INS MOST READ Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Nets: Host Portland on Thursday, Feb. 21.Cavaliers: Host Phoenix on Thursday, Feb. 21.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Russell’s big finish wouldn’t have been possible if Carroll hadn’t shocked everyone with his buzzer-beating shot.The fact the play wasn’t even designed for Carroll made the result even more improbable.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“It was for Joe (Harris) or Allen (Crabbe),” he said. “It was a broken play. I saw an opening and I took it.”Cleveland seemed to have sealed the win when Jordan Clarkson, who scored a career-high 42 points, made a go-ahead jumper in the final minute to put the Cavaliers ahead and added two free throws for a 128-125 lead.center_img Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Brooklyn called timeout and Carroll was double-teamed in the corner after taking the inbounds pass. He took a couple of dribbles to his left and put up the shot. Carroll fell to the floor and was mobbed by his teammates, who stormed off the bench.Russell, who is headed to play in his first All-Star game, had two points in the first half and scored Brooklyn’s first 11 points in third overtime, including two 3-pointers.Russell’s teammates pulled him aside at halftime with a clear message.“They kept pushing me,” he said. “They weren’t letting me get down. I made sure I got the ball.”Nets coach Kenny Atkinson said: “He was really strong in the second half and all the overtimes, but that’s the sign of an All-Star.”ADVERTISEMENT Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Brooklyn Nets’ D’Angelo Russell (1) drives to the basket against Cleveland Cavaliers’ Jordan Clarkson (8) in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)CLEVELAND — DeMarre Carroll saved the day for the Brooklyn Nets, and D’Angelo Russell took advantage of the extra opportunity.Russell scored 14 of his 36 points in the third overtime after Carroll’s desperation 3-pointer in the second OT tied the game, and the Nets outlasted the Cleveland Cavaliers 148-139 on Wednesday night.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Nets: G Spencer Dinwiddle (torn ligaments in right thumb) F Treveon Graham (personal reasons), F Rodions Kurucs (sprained left elbow), F Jared Dudley (strained left hamstring) and G Dzanan Musa (G-League assignment) are out.Cavaliers: F Cedi Osman and C Ante Zizic returned to the starting lineup. Osman (sprained right ankle) missed four games and Zizic (sore lower back) didn’t play Monday. … F Tristan Thompson (sore left foot) is expected to return sometime after the break. He has missed the last 13 games.LOOKING AHEADLove plans to increase his playing time following the All-Star break. The Cavaliers resume play against Phoenix on Feb. 21.“I don’t know minutes-wise what it’s going to be like, but a good progression after that because I will be fully prepared to go,” Love said.“He’s in a really good place right now both physically and mentally,” Cavaliers coach Larry Drew said.STREAK SNAPPERThe Nets, who had lost two straight and five of six, are sixth in the Eastern Conference.“That was one of those weird games before the break,” Atkinson said. “It would have been tough with a loss, but this really keeps our morale up.”UP NEXT View commentslast_img read more