Deila tells Janko door is open

first_img Celtic earlier announced that the 19-year-old right-back would join the club on a four-year contract from Manchester United subject to the final results of a medical. The Switzerland Under-19 international faces competition from Mikael Lustig, Adam Matthews and Darnell Fisher for the right-back spot but Deila believes he can make his mark. Celtic manager Ronny Deila has told new signing Saidy Janko that the path to the first team is open if he can prove himself. Janko did not make a first-team appearance for United after joining from FC Zurich on summer transfer deadline day in 2013, but he played 10 games for Bolton last season after Neil Lennon signed him on loan in February. Speaking after Celtic’s 2-0 friendly win against Den Bosch, Deila said: “He’s a young player who we want to develop. He’s a very talented full-back and I’m really looking forward to seeing him in training. “He has to show himself in training and the road is there if he shows he’s the best. “He can play winger as well but his main position is full-back.” Deila is still looking to add to his summer arrivals of Dedryck Boyata and Janko but he would not comment on Celtic’s pursuit of Dundee United forward Nadir Ciftci. Celtic saw an offer rejected last week with Wigan reported to have moved ahead of them in the race to sign the 23-year-old forward. Deila, whose public pursuit of Gary Mackay-Steven and Stuart Armstrong earned a rebuke from United boss Jackie McNamara in January, said: “I don’t want to comment on any names. I did that before and I don’t think I want to do it again. “We will see. We are working hard on different things but we want to build a team with consistency. We have a lot of consistency in the team and that’s why the players are performing well. The players who are here are the players who will be the most important for us.” Armstrong and Lustig went off 40 minutes into Celtic’s win over the Dutch side at St Mirren Park but their fitness issues were not serious. Deila said: “He (Armstrong) has a dead leg, so that will be okay. Lustig hadn’t played for four months and his groins were a little bit tight. There is nothing to worry about.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Coronavirus Fears Cause Cancellation of Miami’s Chinese New Year Festival

first_imgA popular Chinese New Year Festival event that has drawn thousands of people to a Miami Dade College campus for more than three decades has been canceled.The reason for scrapping the festival, which has been held at the Kendall campus for the past 32 years, was provided in this statement on Friday: “In order to stand with the global family of Asia — especially China, the Asian-American Advisory Board regrets to announce the Chinese Cultural Foundation has decided to cancel the 2020 Chinese New Year Festival.”The announcement urges the public to “Please enjoy and celebrate the Chinese New Year — the Year of the Rat with your loved ones” and to support the 2021 Year of the Ox Chinese New Year Festival in Miami.The Chinese New Year Festival Miami’s Facebook page cites coronavirus as the actual reason for removing the event from this year’s calendar.A post on the page explains, “Due to the worldwide concerns regarding 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) and our concern for the welfare and benefit of all our visitors, vendors, exhibitors, and sponsors, the 2020 Festival Committee has canceled the 2020 Chinese New Year Festival.”Peter Liu, the president of the Chinese Cultural Foundation and the festival’s chair, told The Miami Herald that the decision to cancel this year’s event was due to expectations of a drop in attendance.Although the coronavirus was not given as the direct reason for the cancellation, he added that “because of unwarranted fears” the revenue loss from this year’s festival could result in “financial bankruptcy” and possibly lead to the end of the festival.Courtesy: Chinese New Year Festival Miami/FacebookThe event, which includes food vendors and cultural performances, typically draws between 3,000 and 4,000 people for a $10 admission fee.It is staffed by volunteers and small vendors, while festival organizers rent space on the campus for a stage and seating. The professional performers, in addition to police security staff and bathroom facility staffers, also need to be paid.“The festival limps from year to year and that is why financial stability is significant,” Liu says. “We have heard reports from many of our regular attendees that they plan to skip this year.”He estimates that the expected decline in attendance would have been about 20 percent from the normal amount, or about 600 fewer people.Although there have been no reported cases of the coronavirus in Miami, its impact on local businesses and on the cruise industry is being felt.Florida could end up losing as much as $1.75 billion as a result of the virus, with about one-quarter of that amount concentrated in Miami-Dade and Broward counties, according to a Miami Herald report. The viral outbreak that began in China has now infected nearly 35,000 people worldwide, global health authorities said in Beijing.There have been 12 U.S. cases, and one American citizen has died in Wuhan, China, the epicenter of the virus.last_img read more

All Assam Shorin Ryu Karate today

first_imgOur Sports ReporterGUWAHATI, May 19: The 2nd edition of All Assam Shorin Ryu Karate Championship will be held tomorrow at District Industry Complex Barpeta. Around 200 participants of different groups Shorin Ryu Karate Style under UKAA from 5 Districts Jorhat, Sonitpur, Kamrup (Metro), Bongaigaon and Barpeta are taking part in the championship which is being organised by Shorin Ryu Karate Do Promotion Council of UKAA and hosted by Shorin Ryu Seibukan Karate School of Assam. Total 55 different categorie events of Sub Junior (8-13 yrs), Cadet (14-15 yrs), Junior (16-17 yrs), Senior male and female competition will be held in the Championship.last_img read more

Update on the latest in sports:

first_img— The Blue Jackets have a nine-game point streak after beating the Panthers, 1-0 on Zach Werenski’s goal against former Columbus netminder Sergei Bobrovsky (boh-BRAHF’-skee) 1:54 into overtime. Elvis Merzlikins (murz-LIH’-kihnz) had 32 saves in picking up his fourth shutout of the season, helping the Jackets move to 8-0-1 in their last nine games. The Panthers lost for just the second time in their last nine games.— Anthony Beauvillier (boh-VIH’-lee-ay) capped his two-goal night by scoring 2:52 into overtime to give the Islanders a 4-3 win over the Stars. Dallas led 3-2 until Mathew Barzal (bahr-ZAL’) notched a power-play goal late in the third period. Kieffer Bellows made his NHL debut and registered an assist against the team his father, Brian, spent most of his career.— Shootout goals by Ondrej Kase (KAH’-shah) and Rickard Rakell (rah-KEHL’) gave the Ducks a 3-2 victory at Ottawa. Kase also scored in the second period and Rakell assisted on Nick Ritchie’s first-period goal.— The Canadiens erased a 3-0 deficit and knocked off the Devils, 5-4 on Ilya Kovalchuk’s (KOH’-vul-chuhks) shootout goal. Montreal’s Charlie Lindgren had 20 saves filling for an ailing Carey Price. Kyle Palmieri scored two-power-play goals for New Jersey, including the game-tying tally with 20 seconds left in regulation.COLLEGE FOOTBALL NEWS — Lamar Stevens had 24 points and Myreon Jones made a career-high six 3-pointers while scoring 20 points as No. 22 Penn State earned a 75-70 win over No. 16 Michigan State. Stevens hit five free throws over the final 16 seconds to help the Nittany Lions wrap up their fifth consecutive win. Michigan State’s Cassius Winston scored 25 points but could not convert on chances to pull into a tie twice in the closing seconds.NHL-SCHEDULEOvechkin leads Caps’ comebackUNDATED (AP) — Alex Ovechkin (oh-VEHCH’-kihn) is two away from becoming the eighth player in NHL history to score 700 goals.The Washington Capitals trailed 2-1 with just over six minutes left before the left winger scored three times in lead a 4-2 triumph over the Kings. Ovechkin tallied twice in a 70-second span to put the Caps ahead before completing his 27th career hat trick with an empty-netter. The Chargers also say Shane Steichen will remain the offensive coordinator after taking over midway through the season.In other NFL news:— The Jaguars have hired former 49ers general manager Trent Baalke as their director of player personnel. Baalke replaces Chris Polian, who was fired last month after seven seasons in Jacksonville. Baalke spent the last three years working for the NFL as a football operations consultant.— Jacksonville announced that it will play consecutive home games in London next season. The Jaguars have played a home game at Wembley Stadium every year since 2013 and expect to extend a contract that runs through 2020.— The NFL has suspended Jaguars defensive tackle Carl Davis without pay for the first four games of the regular season for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing substances. Davis’ contract is set to expire when the new league calendar begins in March. John Carlson scored a goal and set up two others, giving him league-highs for defensemen with 51 assists and 65 points.Elsewhere on NHL ice:— Tuukka (TOO’-kah) Rask picked up his third shutout of the season and 48th of his career by making 25 saves in the Bruins’ 4-0 victory over the Canucks. Charlie Coyle had a goal and an assist as Boston earned its fourth straight win. Brad Marchand, David Krejci (KRAY’-chee) and Karson Kuhlman (KOOL’-muhn) also tallied for the Bruins, who remain one point behind the Capitals for the top total in the Eastern Conference.— Steven Stamkos tipped in his 24th goal of the season in the third period to send the Lightning to a 4-2 win over the Golden Knights. Andrei Vasilevskiy (vah-sih-LEHV’-skee) made 28 saves and extended his streak of consecutive games without a regulation loss to 16 games, matching the franchise record set by Nikolai Khabibulin (hah-bee-BOO’-lihn) in 2002-03. Brayden Point and Anthony Cirelli also scored, and Nikita Kucherov (KOO’-cheh-rahv) had two assists for Tampa Bay.— Andre Burakovsky (bur-ah-KAHF’-skee) collected a career-high four points on one goal and three assists as the Avalanche mauled the Sabres, 6-1. Burakovsky tied a career high with his 17th goal and ran his point streak to five games. Valeri Nichushkin (nih-CHOOSH’-kihn) had a goal and two assists for Colorado, which scored six times in its first 14 shots. Giannis Antetokounmpo (YAH’-nihs an-the-toh-KOON’-poh) delivered 34 points on 12 of 17 shooting and had 17 rebounds as the Milwaukee Bucks topped Zion Williamson and the New Orleans Pelicans, 120-108. Williamson finished with 20 points, but he shot just 5-for-19 and had seven rebounds in his first meeting with Antetokounmpo.Khris Middleton had 20 points for the Bucks, who took control by outscoring the Pelicans 42-24 in the third quarter.The outcome leads Milwaukee with an NBA-best 42-7 record.NBA-NEWSKnicks dump president Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNBA-SCHEDULEBucks down PelicansUNDATED (AP) — The NBA’s reigning MVP got the better of the league’s No. 1 pick last season. — The league is changing the format to this season’s 3-point contest at All-Star Saturday Night in Chicago by adding a pair of deep shots that will be worth three points apiece. That change means each round will now be a total of 27 shots instead of 25. Competitors will now get 70 seconds to finish their shots instead of the customary 60.T25 MEN’S BASKETBALL-SCHEDULEMilestone win for Coach KUNDATED (AP) — Mike Krzyzewski (shuh-SHEHF’-skee) has hit another milestone in his Hall of Fame coaching career.Krzyzewski picked up his 500th ACC victory as Vernon Carey Jr. had 17 points and 10 rebounds to lead seventh-ranked Duke to a 63-55 win at Boston College. Carey made a layup and then hit two free throws with about six minutes left during a 10-0 run that put the Blue Devils ahead to stay. February 4, 2020 Associated Press Tre Jones scored 14 of his 18 points in the second half to help Krzyzewski improve to 500-200 in all ACC regular season and tournament games.Duke missed its first 10 shots in allowing the Eagles to race out to a 12-2 lead.In other top-25 men’s basketball action:— No. 9 Maryland trailed by five before opening the second half on a 14-4 spurt to pull ahead in a 56-51 victory against Rutgers. Jalen Smith had 14 points and 15 rebounds to help the Terrapins move to 13-0 at home. Anthony Cowan Jr. scored 17, including three free throws that put the Terps ahead, 52-49 with 2:12 remaining.— Samir Doughty scored 23 points, including hitting two free throws in the final seconds of overtime, to send 11th-ranked Auburn past Arkansas, 79-76. The Tigers closed the second half on a 15-4 run before improving to 16-6. The Razorbacks lost despite Mason Jones’ 40 points for the Razorbacks.center_img Golf rulers says increased distance must be slowedPEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Golf’s governing bodies have released a two-year project showing that golfers at all levels keep hitting the ball so far that it’s hurting the game.The R&A and USGA plan to stop the cycle of golf courses expanding to accommodate the long ball of the modern game. The governing bodies are looking at equipment standards for clubs and golf balls.The report says it will not consider other factors like athleticism and training and swing technique. When such changes will occur is unclear.  With feedback and research, it could take more than a year to find a solution.VANDERBILT-ATHLETIC DIRECTOR Michigan State’s Dantonio announces retirementUNDATED (AP) — Michigan State’s winningest football coach has stepped down.Mark Dantonio has announced his retirement, ending a 13-year run in which his teams won three Big Ten titles and he became the school’s winningest coach. Dantonio went 114-57 as the Spartans’ coach and won Big Ten titles in 2010, 2013 and 2015. He won at least 11 games five times in that six-year span — the first time a Big Ten coach had done that.The 63-year-old Dantonio called his decision a difficult one while noting the nonstop demands of the job.Defensive coordinator Mike Tressel will be the acting head coach while Michigan State seeks a replacement. UNDATED (AP) — The New York Knicks are changing team presidents once again.The Knicks have dismissed Steve Mills with the team about to miss the playoffs for the seventh consecutive season. Mills took over the post less than three years ago following Phil Jackson’s three-year run at the helm. The move came two days after the NBA trade deadline, and two months after head coach David Fizdale was dismissed.The Knicks entered Tuesday with the NBA’s fourth-worst record at 15-36. They’ve lost at least 50 games each season since 2013-14.General manager Scott Perry will take control of the basketball operations while the team seeks a permanent replacement for Mills.Also around the NBA: NFL-NEWSChargers’ Lynn gets extensionUNDATED (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers have announced a contract extension for head coach Anthony Lynn.Lynn is 27-24 in three seasons with the Chargers. He guided the team to a 12-4 mark and a berth in the AFC divisional round in 2018, but the Chargers fell to 5-11 this past season.Lynn had one year left on his contract. Update on the latest in sports: — Braves reliever Shane Greene has become the first player to go to salary arbitration this year. The 31-year-old right-hander asked a three-man panel for a raise from $4 million to $6.75 million, while the Braves countered with $6.25 million. Greene was a first-time All-Star last year and compiled a 2.30 ERA in 65 appearances with the Braves and Detroit, striking out 64 and walking 17 over 62 2/3 innings.— Outfielder Jon Jay and pitcher Edwin Jackson are among four players signed by the Diamondbacks to minor league contracts. Arizona also worked out minor league deals with John Hicks and outfielder Trayce Thompson.— The Phillies will retire the late Hall of Fame pitcher Roy Halladay’s No. 34 on May 29, 2020, the 10th anniversary of his perfect game against the Marlins. Halladay was 40 when he was killed in a plane crash in November 2017.  He was inducted into the Hall of Fame last year.— The lone baseball writer who did not vote for Derek Jeter for the Hall of Fame chose to keep his or her ballot private. The Baseball Writers’ Association of America released the ballots of 315 Hall voters, and all public ballots included the longtime New York Yankees captain. Jeter was on 396 of 397 ballots in voting announced Jan. 21.GOLF NEWS MLB-NEWSBryant loses grievance attemptUNDATED (AP) — An arbitrator has denied the grievance filed by Chicago Cubs infielder Kris Bryant, according to a person who has read the unreleased document of the decision. Mark Irvings ruled the players’ association did not prove the team’s reasons for holding the third baseman in the minors at the start of the 2015 season were a pretext to push back his eligibility for free agency. Bryant hit .425 with nine homers in 40 at-bats during 2015 spring training and was held in the minors until April 17, one day after he would have been eligible for a full year of service time.In other Major League Baseball news:— The Astros have introduced James Click as their new general manager. He takes over for Jeff Luhnow, who was suspended for a season by Major League Baseball before being fired in the wake of Houston’s sign-stealing scandal. The Astros last week hired 70-year-old Dusty Baker to take over for AJ Hinch as manager. Turner resigns as Vanderbilt ADNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Malcolm Turner has resigned as Vanderbilt athletic director after one year on the job.Turner was president of the NBA G League when hired in December 2018 by Vanderbilt to replace David Williams. He started Feb. 1, 2019.Turner fired Bryce Drew as men’s basketball coach last spring and hired Jerry Stackhouse.Candice Storey Lee has been named interim athletic director effectively immediately.last_img read more

USG organizes Mental Health Awareness Month events

first_imgMaya Dondonyan | Daily TrojanThe directors of the Academic Culture Assembly presented their plans for the upcoming Mental Health Awareness Month last night at the Undergraduate Student Government Senate meeting in the Ronald Tutor Campus Center. The MHA Month will run from Oct. 12-Nov. 20.Hannah Nguyen, executive director of ACA, discussed the event’s importance.“This is the first even mental health awareness month at USC,” Nguyen said. “We really felt that mental health was a growing issue on our campus that affects so many students, but there’s such a stigma around it that nobody really talks about it.”Nguyen stressed the importance of recognizing mental health issues at USC. She said that ample research shows that mental illness is more prevalent on college campuses.“[This is] not only because of stress due to midterms and exams and school, but also just the pressures for marginalized students that are first generation or who identify as queer, trans or gender nonconforming,” Nguyen said.Maya Dondonyan | Daily TrojanWhen entering into an environment where they feel unsafe, Nguyen explained, these students have a greater chance of having their mental health adversely impacted.“We really wanted to approach this issue in a nuanced manner to really have these types of conversations around mental health throughout our programming,” Nguyen said.Some of the signature activities in the month-long event include a Student Stories Panel; a Resource Fair, where students can learn about resources both on and off campus that they can access if they are struggling with their mental health; a Counselor Meet & Greet, where students can “mingle and speak to counselors in a casual setting about what they do”; a slam poetry night, where students can “express their experiences” with mental health; and weekly de-stress workshops where “students can unwind during this midterm season.”“We’re having [the de-stress sessions] every Monday at Tommy Trojan, except for one Monday where we will be at McCarthy Quad doing yoga,” Nguyen said. “It’s kind of hard to do yoga on the concrete.”Another event will be a puppy-petting session, when a person from the Disability Students’ Association will talk about the differences between emotional support dogs and therapy dogs.Luis Vidalon-Suzuki, ACA’s assistant director, explained that one of key characteristics of the MHA month is its comprehensive approach to addressing mental health.“We want to emphasize the importance of collaboration with the cultural assemblies because … mental health is not a box. It intersects so much with students’ identities,” Vidalon-Suzuki said. “There isn’t just one narrative behind mental health awareness. There isn’t just one manner to tackle this. There are so many factors involved. We have a holistic approach to mental health awareness.”Nguyen also talked about ongoing work to ensure a more welcoming campus community.“The experiences that marginalized students face have serious implications for their mental health,” Nguyen said. “Efforts to create safer spaces, efforts to prevent sexual assault, efforts to provide gender neutral bathrooms and housing for gender nonconforming students, efforts to fight racial bias and sexism and homophobia on our campus, have everything to do with mental health and need to prioritized.”Another major event in MHA month will be the screening of Silver Linings Playbook on Oct. 15 in McCarthy Quad. The film deals explicitly with mental health issues.“We’re having Sprinkles cupcakes that are fall-themed,” Nguyen said. “We’re gonna have hot cider, hot chocolate and hot tea, all the good stuff. But hopefully, the screening will really provoke discussion about the topic of mental health.”last_img read more

Offensive line issues date back to Carroll

first_img“Leveling the Playing Field” runs Fridays. If you would like to comment on this story, visit DailyTrojan.com or email Sean at swmccorm@usc.edu. Amid the third season since former USC coach Pete Carroll left the Trojans in the lurch, it’s clear the current Seattle Seahawks coach has left an impression on USC in 2012.USC still benefits from Carroll’s cultivation of the brazen, rock-star culture recruits find so attractive, and the Kiffin regime often echoes Carroll’s “Always Compete” mantra.But what often goes unnoticed about Carroll is a shortcoming that Kiffin is still scrambling to overcome: Carroll neglected to recruit enough offensive linemen in his later years with the Trojans.I could provide a statistical breakdown of last Saturday’s offensive debacle against Stanford, or recount the offensive line’s various missteps, but we all know the line’s performance was simply atrocious; there’s no way to sugarcoat it.Casual fans usually aren’t trained to detect superior or subpar blocking, mostly because there’s too much activity occurring. Besides, we prefer to watch the dazzling playmakers on the outside.Indeed, the anonymity of playing offensive line is a double-edged sword. Unless you’re a standout like former left tackle Matt Kalil, you’re unlikely to get noticed, whether you’re executing well or playing terribly.That’s what was so appalling about the offensive line’s play against the Cardinal: We quickly noticed how bad it was.Senior quarterback Matt Barkley was driven into the ground after hand-offs on run plays — something that’s wholly unacceptable. The offensive line made Stanford inside linebacker Shayne Skov, who was playing in just his fifth game in two years after undergoing knee surgery in 2011 and serving a one-game suspension to open 2012 after a drunk driving arrest, look like a turbo-charged Ray Lewis.So, how did we get here?From 2006-10, Carroll’s recruiting classes signed a mere 13 offensive line recruits. The number is practically 12, however, as 2010 five-star offensive tackle prospect Seantrel Henderson asked to be released from his scholarship upon learning of USC’s sanctions in June 2010. Though 2010 was ostensibly Kiffin’s first class, I consider it Carroll’s final class because Kiffin took over a month before 2010 National Signing Day and the class was already largely in place.On average, USC doled out around 20 scholarships per year from 2006-10; generally, two went to offensive linemen.That’s not to say Carroll didn’t recruit impact players up front. In 2008, he signed a banner class of future first round picks Tyron Smith and Kalil, as well as senior center Khaled Holmes. In 2009, he signed current starters John Martinez and Kevin Graf.But there were also some clear misses: 2008 recruits Daniel Campbell and Matt Meyer never provided depth to the unit, as Campbell was never cleared academically and Meyer retired after his freshman year because of recurring foot injuries.Sophomore guard Giovanni Di Paolo — USC’s only other offensive lineman recruit in 2010 besides Henderson — has battled injuries and is not listed on the two-deep depth chart.The issue is that Carroll took relatively fewer offensive linemen than his competitors, thus creating serious depth issues.For comparison’s sake, from 2006-10, LSU and Alabama both signed 20 offensive linemen apiece — seven more than USC. The bruising Cardinal has remade its image mostly with dominating offensive linemen classes, bringing in 17 during that five year span.The impact of allotting relatively fewer scholarships for offensive linemen was best exemplified in USC’s early depth chart.Against Hawai’i, USC’s backups for the starting offensive line were, from left to right, true freshman Max Tuerk, former walk-on Abe Markowitz, who has only three career games under his belt, redshirt freshman Cyrus Hobbi, junior college transfer Jeremy Galten, who lost the competition in 2011 for the starting left guard spot to then-freshman Marcus Martin and walk-on Nathan Guertler.Now, this isn’t to undermine any of these players. In fact, Tuerk is vying with sophomore offensive tackle Aundrey Walker in practice this week for the starting assignment against California Saturday, and Hobbi is likely Holmes’ ultimate replacement next year. But, at the moment, these backups don’t inspire much confidence as replacements in the case that any starters suffer long-term injuries.Moreover, they don’t really cause the starters to look over their shoulders and fret about losing their jobs. It’s natural to question whether a sense of complacency has seeped into this current starting group. Just this week, Kiffin notably singled out Walker’s lack of effort against Stanford as problematic.Positions on the offensive line are notoriously difficult to learn, which is why analysts often consider fielding young linemen a weakness. Kiffin, unlike Carroll, understands the importance of bringing in an influx of offensive linemen each year, so USC can constantly groom experienced replacements.In his first two recruiting cycles, Kiffin brought in eight offensive line recruits — even though he was hampered by NCAA sanctions that limited his available scholarships.It will take a season or two to benefit from these signings, but Kiffin’s long-term vision will ensure fewer future offensive line performances like the ones against Stanford last weekend and Arizona State in 2011.Though the lights shine brightest on the skilled positions, without the gritty, thankless work in the trenches, their efforts are all for naught.last_img read more

United book League Cup quarter final spot

first_imgMeanwhile, West Ham booked their place in that quarter-final against United after a 2-1 win over Chelsea at the London OIympic Stadium.Southampton set-up a last-eight clash with Arsenal after the Saints were 1-0 winners over Sunderland at St Mary’s.The other quarter-finals will see Liverpool host Leeds United and Hull take-on in-form Championship side Newcastle. Manchester United got the better of cross-city rivals Manchester City last night to book a place in the League Cup quarter-finals.Jose Mourinho’s side advanced to a quarter-final clash with West Ham after Juan Mata’s second-half strike was enough to secure a battling 1-0 win over a second-string City side at Old Trafford.In the wake of last weekend’s heavy defeat to Chelsea, Mourinho paid tribute to the fighting spirit shown by his players…last_img read more

Trio Planning to Cross Lake Superior on Paddleboard

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisAlpena — Three Michiganders plan to do what has never been done, cross Lake Superior on paddleboard.The three are Kwin Morris, Joe Lorenz, and Jeff Guy. So far, the crew has crossed Lake Michigan and Lake Huron, raising awareness and funding for different causes tied to the environment. For the latest adventure, the crew will look to raise $10,000 for the Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society. They will also honor those sailors who died in the shipwreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.“By bringing in this important maritime history and honoring those sailors that went down with the Edmund Fitzgerald just adds another really important human element to their work,” said Maritime Archaeologist Stephanie Gandulla.Gandulla traveled with the crew when they crossed Lake Huron. She knows the dangers of paddling and navigating Lake Superior.“Lake Superior is a dangerous lake,” said Gandulla. “It’s the deepest, it’s the coldest, it’s the biggest.”In order to have a successful trip, the guys will look to leave between July 9 and July 20. Conditions will need to be perfect in order for the group to succeed. Each paddler will carry their own supplies. The entire trip should take between 24 to 32 hours.For more information, visit the website StandUpForGreatLakes.com. To get live updates from the guys while they are on their trip, follow their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/standupforgreatlakes/AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious On The Deck Episode 3 ‘Choctaw’Next What’s Trending for June 22last_img read more

Total AFCON 2021 qualifiers group stages draw

first_img2021 AFCON qualifiers groups draw. PHOTO via @CAF_OnlineKampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Cranes have been drawn in Group B of the 2021 Total Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers.During the draws held at the Marriott Hotel in Cairo, Egypt on Thursday evening Uganda have been placed in Group B along side Malawi, Burkina Faso and the winner from the preliminary round between South Sudan and Seychelles.The qualifiers which will kick off later this year will see two teams qualify from each of the 12 groups. Cameroon will host the 2021 AFCON.“I am happy with the draw we have. I cannot say it is easy but we can work hard and qualify again,” Justus Mugisha, the FUFA Vice President told URN. Uganda Cranes rewrote history by reaching the Group of 16 at the 2019 Total Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) where they lost 1-0 to Senegal who face Algeria in the final on Friday.The draws attended by CAF President Ahmad Ahmad were carried out by Africa’s football legends Nkwankwo Kanu (Nigeria) and Senegal’s  Kalilou Fadiga among others. The preliminary round with the lowest ranked clubs as per the Juen 14th FIFA rankings will see Liberia face Chad, South Sudan take on Seychelles, Mauritius battle Sao Tome e Principe. Djibouti who are making a return to international football will take on Gambia.*****URNShare on: WhatsApplast_img read more