NCP seeks joint venture partner to strip Soho site

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Big Weekend

first_imgSeveral area schools had very good performances this past weekend.  In football, Batesville, East Central, Rushville, and Milan were victorious in their first sectional rounds.  South Decatur also will play a second sectional game.  They will all play this Friday night in the middle round of the sectional playoffs.In soccer, the Oldenburg Academy Twisters made it one step farther this year than they did last year by beating Providence 2-1 in the opening round of the New Albany semi-state.  Unfortunately, the Twisters’ season came to an end when Tri-West Hendricks beat them in the finals.  Congratulations to Coach Getz and the Twisters.In cross country, the Batesville High School girls’ team finished 14th in the semi-state at Carmel.  They finished ahead of Connersville (15th) and Greensburg (18th).  The Oldenburg Academy boys’ team finished 18th in their race at Carmel.  However, Curt Eckstein finished in the top 10 and will race in the state finals on Saturday along with fellow Twister, Ashley Sedler, who also qualified for the state.  Congratulations to all of these Cross Country runners, and best of luck to Curt and Ashley in the State Finals next week at Terre Haute.last_img read more

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Syracuse 1st-line midfield combines for 9 goals in Orange’s win over Great Danes

first_imgAlbany trimmed Syracuse’s lead to four with 2:43 remaining and, with Ben Williams on the sideline and the Great Danes gaining traction at the faceoff X, there were small hints of a possible comeback.But then Nicky Galasso caught the ball in front of the Orange bench and squashed any chance of an Albany rally. As the midfielder dodged toward the net, the Great Danes defense stayed glued to the SU attack — one defender fronting Kevin Rice behind the cage, another shadowing Dylan Donahue and a third occupying Tim Barber 10 yards up the field.That left Galasso alone in front of Albany goalie Blaze Riorden and after faking once, then twice, he iced the game by firing a goal past Riorden’s right shoulder.“A couple times they were shutting our attackmen off behind the goal so our middies had to dodge and go to goal,” SU head coach John Desko said. “… I think a number of times our middies got dodges to score and you can see the output with (Henry) Schoonmaker and Galasso.”It was those two — who make up SU’s first-line midfield with Hakeem Lecky — who combined for nine goals and 11 points to help the No. 2 Orange (8-1, 2-1 Atlantic Coast) to a 17-12 win over No. 9 Albany (7-2, 3-0 America East) in the Carrier Dome on Thursday night. With the Great Danes defense focusing on Rice and Donahue in the absence of Randy Staats, Schoonmaker’s (five goals) pinpoint shooting and Galasso’s (four) savvy crease play led to SU’s third-highest goal total of the season.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIn all, 12 of the Orange’s 17 goals came from midfielders, with Jordan Evans, Nick Weston and Ryan Simmons also chipping in.“We wanted to shut down the big name players, Kevin Rice, Dylan Donahue, all those guys,” Riorden said. “We knew Schoonmaker and those guys could make plays and we wanted to make them make those plays.“Unfortunately tonight they did. They scored the goals.”After goals from Rice and Weston evened the score at 2-2 early in the first quarter, Schoonmaker caught a pass 17 yards away from the net and hopped into a shot that whizzed past Riorden and into the back of the net.Schoonmaker came into the game with seven goals on the season and came close to matching that total on Thursday. He did most of his damage capitalizing on slow slides by the Albany defense, as Ben Williams’ 24 faceoff wins on 27 tries tired out the visitors by the second half.With the eight-minute mark of the third quarter approaching, Schoonmaker was paced step-for-step by Albany defender Eric Cantor. And with the Orange trying to run out some clock in a man-down situation, Schoonmaker instead ripped a shot across his body that found a tiny window between Riorden’s net and the left post.The goal gave SU a 12-7 cushion. Riorden threw his hands in the air in disbelief. It was the second time in the game that Schoonmaker spoiled a Great Danes advantage.“You get a couple in and you start kind of getting in the zone,” Schoonmaker said. “I guess that’s kind of what happened. Once I hit a few I kind of knew that I might have some luck on shooting some long-range ones.”Galasso, who also dabbles in the long-range game, was more effective cutting around the net.Albany did a good job of marking Donahue and keeping Rice away from the crease for most of the game, but seemed to zero in on whoever of the two had the ball. While Galasso’s last goal was unassisted, his other three were off passes from Rice and Donahue.That’s how it went for the SU offense, which continued to break down opposing defenses in all kinds of ways.“Last year they kind of shut off the attack a little bit,” Schoonmaker said of Albany’s defensive approach. “Obviously with the attack being so great, that opened us up.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on April 3, 2015 at 12:09 am Contact Jesse: jcdoug01@syr.edu | @dougherty_jesselast_img read more

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Syracuse football recruiting: Devon Clarke tweets indicate safety won’t join Class of 2016

first_imgClass of 2016 safety Devon Clarke, who announced his commitment to Syracuse Wednesday on Twitter, seems to no longer be joining the Orange. The typical #OrangeRevolution tweets from the SU coaching and recruiting staff that follow a commitment were not present. Clarke has since taken down his tweet that announced his verbal to SU.On Thursday morning, Clarke issued a series of tweets that indicate he’ll no longer be coming to SU. The circumstances as to why are still unclear, but the three-star safety seemed to be disappointed. Published on July 30, 2015 at 11:36 am Contact Matt: mcschnei@syr.edu | @matt_schneidman Facebook Twitter Google+ He also retweeted a message that read, “Well Syracuse just missed a great safety.” Four defensive backs, including safeties Will Harper and Scoop Bradshaw, are already members of the class.Clarke’s commitment would’ve been the third verbal for SU in three days. Cornerback Monquavion Brinson and defensive end Jamal Holloway both pledged to the Orange in the preceding days. Syracuse stands at 14 members in its Class of 2016, including Class of 2015 holdover Brandon Ginnetti. Comments Feels like I’m not good enough— Alighty (@wolf_gangclarke) July 30, 2015AdvertisementThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

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Golden Eaglets in Dead-rubber Clash with Australia

first_imgNigeria’s Under-23 Olympic Eagles shortly before departing Lagos for Egypt yesterday UNDER-17 WORLD CUPThe Golden Eaglets will take on Australia in a dead-rubber third Group B match today, at the Estadio Bezerrao, Brasilia. The kickoff is 9pm, Nigerian time.Hungary and Ecuador will also clash at the same time, at the Estadio Olimpico Goiania. Nigeria topped Group B on six points from two games. The Manu Garba’s team has already claimed a Round of 16 ticket .Ecuador are in second position on three points and need an outright win to advance as the second-placed team.For Ecuador, Australia and Hungary, there is also an opportunity to qualify for the Second Round as one of the four best third-placed teams across the six groups.GROUP BMP W D L GF GA GD PTSNigeria 2 2 0 0 7 4 3 6Ecuador 2 1 0 1 4 4 0 3Australia 2 0 1 1 3 4 -1 1Hungary 2 0 1 1 4 6 -2 1Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Angels manager Joe Maddon optimistic about season despite coronavirus shutdown

first_img“Why would you not want to listen to health experts right now?” Maddon said. “I’ve got an 87-year-old mother. A lot of us have people that are a little bit older that are at higher risk. Why would you not want to be a benefit to those people by adhering to the rules?”Maddon also said people should try to take advantage of the opportunity they have to “take this respite” and “figure out some things about themselves.” He said people can use technology to keep in touch with each other, even while not being physically together.“There’s gonna be some positives extrapolated from this,” Maddon said. “I hope that we’re going to come together, unity-wise, as a group of people because of this.” Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Maddon said he has heard nothing about any Angels players or staff coming down with any symptoms of the COVID-19 virus.Although the Angels’ spring-training complex in Tempe and Angel Stadium are open for players to work out individually, Maddon said he doesn’t think there has been much of any baseball activity.“Pitchers will grab a catcher and throw their 60 feet, 6 inches, which definitely falls within the barriers (of social distancing),” Maddon said. “They’ll do their running on their own. There’s a lot you can do on your own. It’s all there. Even to the point of having guys throw against the wall.”While players are on their own, Maddon has essentially quarantined himself with his wife, Jaye, in their luxury recreational vehicle.Maddon said he’s been taking two-mile bike rides around the RV park, cooking in his crock pot and watching replays of old games on MLB Network. Maddon said he got a kick out of a recent replay of the iconic George Brett “pine tar game” in 1983 and shot Bud Black a text when he saw him playing for the Kansas City Royals in that game.Maddon said he’s gotten out to the grocery store a few times.“In and out,” he said. “I’ve been able to get what I need. I hope folks get over the hoarding and realize there is plenty for everybody.”Maddon, 66, also delivered a message that he hopes people will take serious precautions to prevent the spread of this virus, which most seriously affects the elderly or those with underlying medical conditions.Related Articles Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter center_img Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield “Everybody would be champing at the bit so much that nobody is going to complain about anything,” Maddon said.Maddon said he’d also be in favor of the sport returning with games in empty stadiums if it got baseball back more quickly.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have recommended that no events with at least 50 people take place through at least May 10 because of the coronavirus pandemic. Considering the teams would need some time to prepare, the likely beginning of regular-season games is even later.“I believe this season’s gonna be played,” Maddon said. “I believe that it may not incorporate a full 162 (games), but I believe we will play a pretty full major-league season.”For now, though, the baseball world remains dark. Maddon remained in Arizona after the spring-training shutdown, but he has had scant contact with any Angels players. He said the ones who live in Arizona remain there, and the ones who live in Southern California have returned there. The rest, he said, have scattered around the country to their offseason homes. Shohei Ohtani, who continues to rehab as a pitcher, remains in Arizona, but he will be traveling back to Southern California soon. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error When the baseball season finally starts – and Joe Maddon is confident that it will eventually – he sees this truncated season as an opportunity.The Angels manager said Major League Baseball could try all manner of experiments or enhancements to the game once it returns from the COVID-19 virus shutdown.“I think it’s a perfect time for MLB to incorporate different methods that traditionalists such as myself have been banging against,” Maddon said on a conference call Wednesday morning.For example, Maddon said the 20-second clock between pitches could be installed, or the international extra-inning rule of starting an inning with a runner at second base. He said players could be mic’d up during games, just as they have been during the All-Star Game or exhibition games.last_img read more

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Christmas Tree Recycling for Thurston County Residents

first_imgFacebook72Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Thurston County Board of County CommissionersWhen the holidays wind down and the decorations get packed away, it’s time to figure out what to do with the Christmas tree. This season, free tree collection and drop off opportunities are available countywide.To prepare your tree for recycling, please remove all ornaments, lights, stands, nails, and tinsel prior to drop-off. Flocked trees are accepted.Drop-off LocationsAll Thurston County residents: Trees are accepted at the Waste and Recovery Center located at 2420 Hogum Bay Road NE in Lacey from December 26 – January 13 (closed January 1). Hours of operation are Monday – Friday from 7 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., and Saturday – Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.Rainier residents: Take trees to the Rainier Drop Box Facility at 13010 Rainier Acres Rd. from December 28 – January 13. Hours of operation are Friday – Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.Rochester residents: Take trees to the Rochester Drop Box Facility at 16500 Sargent Rd. from December 29 – January 13. Hours of operation are Tuesday, Saturday, and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.Tenino residents: Residents can take trees to 418 S. Wichman St. from December 29 – January 19.Yelm residents: Residents can place trees in a designated dumpster at Yelm City Park anytime from December 28 – January 11, or until the dumpster is full.Pick Up InformationLeMay yard/food waste customers: Place your tree in or near your yard/food waste cart (in sections 3 feet or less). Extra fee(s) apply for customers not signed up for yard/food waste collection. Call LeMay at 360-923-0111 for information.City of Lacey residents: Local Boy Scouts will provide curbside pick-up of holiday trees on Saturday, January 6, for residents within the Lacey city limits. Trees must have all decorations removed and be on the curbside in front of homes by 8:00 a.m. The Boy Scouts accept donations for this  community service. Donations can be made online at www.troop222wa.org, or BSA Troop 222, PO Box 5379, Lacey, WA 98509.  Contact Lacey Public Affairs at 360-491-3214 or publicaffairs@ci.lacey.wa.us for more information.City of Olympia garbage customers: For customers with Tuesday/Wednesday service, tree pickup will be on January 5. For Thursday/Friday service, pick up will be on January 12. Place trees in the regular pick-up spot by 6:00 a.m. Trees over 6 feet must be cut in half. Call City of Olympia at 360-753-8340 for more information.City of Tumwater residents: Residents can place undecorated trees behind the curb near their closest main intersection beginning January 14. Please be sure to keep sidewalks, bike lanes, and roadways clear when dropping off trees. It may take several days for crews to pick up all trees.  Contact Tumwater Public Works at 360-754-4150 for more information.Multi-family complex residents: Check with your property manager for tree placement locations.Featured photo courtesy: City of Laceylast_img read more

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How Chelsea will line up against Spurs with Mount and Tomori set to miss out

first_imgFRANK LAMPARD will take on Jose Mourinho for the second time in his managerial career on Sunday.The Chelsea chief will take on his former boss armed with a fully fit squad – except from long-term absentee Ruben Loftus-Cheek.2At the pre-match press conference, Lampard confirmed Ross Barkely, Fikayo Tomori and Olivier Giroud are in contention.He said: “Ruben’s making good progress which is really positive, but he’s nowhere near contention for matchplay yet.”Other than that, we’re all pretty good. Ross [Barkely], [Fikayo] Tomori and Giroud are fine.”We’ve got a fit squad. Nice selection problems I suppose.”The Blues could decide to start Tomori on the bench after he missed the last two matches with a hip problem.Instead, Lampard could stick with Kurt Zouma and Antonio Rudiger in the heart of his defence with Emerson on the left and Cesar Azpilicueta on the right.CHELSEA NEWS LIVE: Follow for all the latest on the BluesMason Mount looks set to miss out in favour of Jorginho, N’Golo Kante and Matteo Kovacic in the middle.Christian Pulisic and Willian would start with Tammy Abraham leading the line.Giroud is back in the mix for Lampard, but Abraham already has 13 goals and four assists under his belt this term.Lampard – who has guided his side to nine wins in 17 attempts this season – has revealed how he wants his squad to prove themselves.He added: “A lot of people are fit, we have decent numbers and a competitive squad – they are showing that in training. I have to choose what I feel is right.LATEST CHELSEA NEWSLive Blogblues newsChelsea news LIVE – Latest updates from Stamford BridgeGossipGOING DUTCHChelsea ‘to grab Mbuyamba on free deal’ with defender set to leave BarcelonaCOURT ORDERKante ‘ordered to appear in court’ in £3.4m legal battle with former agentBRIDGE OF SIGHSChelsea stars ‘bored’ and Hazard suffered under Sarri, says ex-No2 ZolaGossipBERN IT UPMan Utd, Arsenal and Chelsea on alert after Bernardeschi reveals Prem plansLive BlogBLUES NEWSChelsea news LIVE: Latest updates and transfer gossip from Stamford BridgeGossipSAMU’LL DOChelsea turn attention to Villarreal’s Chukwueze as United edge closer to SanchoJESUS HEISTChelsea talks with Jesus Corona confirmed as agent reveals ace open to transferGossipLIAN HEARTWillian wanted by PSG on a free with Arsenal in hunt ahead of deal running outPicturedBUL OVEREx-Chelsea man Bulka wrecks £200k Lamborghini in horror crash in Poland lockdown”Off the back of a negative result last week and the edginess that brings, players are trying to push to show they want to play in this big game. It makes it difficult.”But the rules are always the same, it’s what you do day in, day out that gets you back in that team.”It’s not just every Saturday or every matchday, its every training session and how you are around the group.”2Frank Lampard says he’s happy to go up against Mourinho but thinks the Tottenham v Chelsea rivalry will top him v Joselast_img read more

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Burrell is a decent, honest man – Simoes

first_imgRene Simoes has said that the negative public opinion of Jamaica Football Federation President Captain Horace Burrell is unfair because he has always known him to be a man of principles. The former national technical director is currently on vacation in the island and said that throughout his time in the role, he has always defended him against public criticism and that will never change. “The period I was here, I took fight with many many persons outside of the federation, and from the press because they talk about him,” Simies says. “I’d say, ‘No way! No way!’ I’m there, I could see everything, and the respect of the programme – the financial, the administrative, everything, I was there. There is no way for anybody to take a penny from this programme. So the period I was here, he was really a decent man, an honest man, so what people say is not true.” Simoes, who worked in Jamaica from 1994-2000, then again in 2008, believes that it is unfortunate that what he describes as Burrell’s loyalty to former CONCACAF president and FIFA vice-president Austin ‘Jack’ Warner led to trouble for him. Simies is referring to FIFA’s six-month suspension of Burrell in 2011 with regard to a case involving former presidential candidate Mohamed bin Hammam. “Captain was a guy to support Jack Warner 100 per cent. If he wasn’t suspended, he could’ve been the president of CONCACAF today. The story I know is that he was suspended because he was loyal to Jack Warner and he couldn’t go behind the back of the guy, but nothing happened to him (Warner), you know.” Simies compared the situation to issues back in his homeland of Brazil. “Look at the Brazilian Football Federation (CBF), one is in jail, another one, if he goes to the United States, he goes to jail, and the third one is there in power and cannot leave Brazil, but Captain can leave (Jamaica) and go everywhere. For me, that means something. I’d be very disappointed if one day I heard anything about him misbehaving in this area because this is not what he showed me.” Simoes told The Gleaner that his visit to the island is in no way concerning him coming back in a coaching role as he now spends his time as a life coach, rather than on the sidelines of football fields. STORY OF SUSPENSIONlast_img read more

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New Direction for Diana E. Davis High

first_imgClose to 900 students of the Diana E. Davis elementary, junior and senior high school in Brewerville, outside Monrovia, are offering an educational experience that Liberian parents have always wanted for their children.Principal Raymond Godfrey said from a low student population of 160, his administration has been able to increase enrollment to 900.“We have been able to convince the community here and many parents that we are in for serious business,” Godfrey said in an interview last Saturday at the school’s campus.As part of his encouraging initiatives, the school boasts of instructors with the minimum qualification of Bachelor of Science degree. “We are not doing things like business as usual because we are aware that building Christian virtues of honesty and appreciation for hard work demands consistent enforcement of realistic values in our students,” he said. It was due to such valued expectations from students that he recently ordered the three-day suspension of 41 12th grade students who did not appreciate the new but improved changes that were taking place in the school.“We have begun a process to ensure that our students succeed in future examinations, either at the West African Examination Council or elsewhere,” Godfrey said. “As a result, we are making sure that our students are well prepared for any future challenges.”The school is making learning an exciting experience. There are debating clubs and choir groups and an improved cafeteria is located near the campus.“We have solar power and the school has light every day,” Principal Godfrey noted. “In addition, we also have well equipped computer and science labs as well as a furnished and stocked library. And I can tell you that our students are having the best of time in their studies.” He said the school is expecting a consignment of books from a group in Germany. A phone booth is located at the campus for students’ convenience.According to Principal Godfrey, the school has introduced extracurricular activities, including sports, since mental exercise must be complemented with physical training.“Our basketball court is almost complete and we have kickball and soccer teams,” he said. “Everything that is done or being developed at the school is supported by the Parent Teachers Association, whose members participate in activities of their children.”He revealed that a scholarship program is being developed for students who make the Principal’s Honor Roll List. “Such students will be offered one-year scholarships.”“We are striving to change negative attitudes to positive ones,” Godfrey said, “and we must start to develop attitudes that are measured with godly principles right here in the school.”These improved ideas are supported by the school’s proprietor, Madam Diana E. Davis, who is actively involved in the improvements and achievements the school is experiencing.“The Lord Jesus Christ,” she said, “is the real owner of the school.” But when it was pointed out that as the proprietor, she is the Lord’s earthly representative she was beside herself with laughter.The school is also equipped with reliable security personnel. A former soccer captain of St. Joseph’s Warriors and Lone Star fame, Principal Raymond Godfrey recently returned home after more than 30 years in the United States. He told the Daily Observe that he has set his sights to lead the Diana E. Davis Elementary, Junior and Senior High School to help Liberia in its quest to provide better education for its future leaders.Godfrey holds a PhD degree in human service management and a Master’s in human service administration.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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