Photo: Chad Kelly Calls Time Spent With Kids In Haiti “A Blessing”

first_imgChad Kelly takes photo with kids in Haiti.IG/chadkelly_10It has been a very interesting year for new Ole Miss quarterback Chad Kelly. The former blue-chip prospect was kicked off of the team at Clemson in June, went to junior college and committed to Ole Miss in December, and got into hot water after a bar fight in Buffalo. Ole Miss stuck with the talented quarterback, however, and this week head coach Hugh Freeze brought him on a mission trip to Haiti. To Kelly’s credit, he seems to be getting a lot out of the experience.Hopefully Kelly has turned over a new leaf after a very trying 2014. If he pans out on and off the field, it could be a coup for the Rebels.last_img read more

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Here’s How Much Jim Harbaugh’s Long Satellite Camp Tour Will Cost Michigan

first_imgHead coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines leads his team onto the field before the college football game against the Michigan State Spartans.ANN ARBOR, MI – OCTOBER 17: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines leads his team onto the field before the college football game against the Michigan State Spartans at Michigan Stadium on October 17, 2015 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)For weeks, Jim Harbaugh has been on the road, hitting satellite camps all over the country. Other Michigan assistants braved some horrible weather to teach football to players out in Australia a few weeks back. Michigan clearly believes it is gaining an advantage on the recruiting trail by hosting and participating in these camps, but it doesn’t come without a pretty hefty price tag. According to athletic director Warde Manuel, the whole thing is expected to cost around $350,000.Michigan AD Warde Manuel says after Regents meeting that U-M football’s satellite camp tour is expected to cost roughly $350,000.— Brendan F. Quinn (@BFQuinn) June 16, 2016 The real question: how much of this is Harbaugh’s eclectic collection of regionally-specific jerseys?MORE FROM COLLEGE SPUN:The 10 Most Aggressive Fan Bases In CFBIn Photos: Golfer Paige SpiranacESPN Makes Decision On Dick Vitalelast_img read more

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Study Recommends Plan to Improve Management of Portland Bight Protected Area

first_img A Port Authority of Jamaica-commissioned study of the Portland Bight Protected Area (PBPA) has recommended the development of a plan for institutional strengthening of the area, aimed at improving the management of the natural resources.This was revealed by President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) designate of the agency, Professor Gordon Shirley, who provided details of the Environmental Management Scoping Study on the PBPA, inclusive of the Goat Islands, at a press conference held on October 30 at the Port Authority’s downtown Kingston offices.The $1.5 million study, undertaken by Conrad Douglas and Associates, sought to identify the legal and regulatory environment, the natural heritage resources, industrial and commercial interests and the principal bio-physical and socio-cultural characteristics of the area.This is in light of proposals for the establishment of a transshipment port and an industrial commercial economic zone on the Goat Islands and the lands north of the Old Harbour Bay area, as part of the global logistics hub initiative.The proposed investment, by the China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC), is valued at US$1.5 billion, and represents a key development milestone and could have significant positive impact on the country’s development agenda.Professor Gordon said the study identified the plant and marine life forms that could be impacted by the proposed development and the idea is that a strategy would be developed to enhance the environmental conditions including, for example, relocation of any affected fish sanctuaries and replanting disturbed areas of mangrove and sea grass to ensure that the habitat within the PBPA are maintained if not improved.He informed that there are 21 rare, threatened and endangered species of animals and plants found in the PBPA and of that number, 10 occupy the Portland Bight and Ridge and Hellshire Hill areas.“The iguana…is found only in Hellshire Hills…15 species of plants endemic to Jamaica are found in the Portland Bight and Ridge area and there are three fishing sanctuaries located in the area,” he stated.Professor Shirley noted further that the fisheries in the area are in a degraded condition suffering from a mix of naturally occurring conditions and improper fishing practices including dynamiting and overfishing.He said in respect to the three fish sanctuaries in the area, the Galleon Harbour is the only one that may be affected by the proposed development. He noted, however, that it is experiencing naturally degraded performance as a result of hydrogen sulphide and so the fishing stock has been reduced.Professor Shirley said that PBPA is a multiple use national park intended to host important natural heritage resources along with a number of major industrial, commercial and residential and agricultural activities.Industrial activities being undertaken in the PBPA include the Jamalco Rocky Point Port, the Jamaica Public Service (JPS) Old Harbour Power Station and Transmission Sub-Station, the Jamaica Broilers Ethanol Plant, and several commercial fish, shrimp and chicken farms.A summary of the key points of the Environmental Management Scoping Study report can be viewed on the PAJ’s website at www.portjam.com.Professor Shirley said while the report is an essential part of the proposed development of the PBPA, it is not intended to replace the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), which will be undertaken.He said that the Port Authority will continue liaising with CHEC to clarify the details of the project and the development of a framework agreement to be submitted to the Cabinet for approval.“We expect it to come in well ahead of the time limit, which is in April of next year, and assuming that the project meets the approval of Cabinet, then it will be submitted to NEPA (National Environmental and Planning Agency) for determination of the Terms of Reference of the Environmental Impact Assessment,” he stated. Study recommendeds the development of a plan for institutional strengthening of the PBPA. This is in light of proposals for the establishment of a transshipment port and an industrial commercial economic zone on the Goat Islands. Story Highlights The proposed investment, by the China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC), is valued at US$1.5 billion.last_img read more

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Sponsors Exit from LongTerm Investment in NCL Holdings

first_imgzoomIllustration. Image Courtesy: Pexels under CC0 Creative Commons license Following the closing of its secondary public offering, the Miami-based cruise company Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings informed that its sponsors will no longer beneficially own any ordinary shares of Norwegian.“Apollo Global Management and our other sponsors played key roles in the turnaround and expansion of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings. We could not have asked for a better business partner than Apollo and we are grateful for their support and contributions over the last eleven years,” said Frank Del Rio, president and chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings.“As we look ahead to the next chapter of Norwegian’s storied history, we find our company at an inflection point to further maximize shareholder returns by building on our key strengths, executing on our disciplined newbuild program and continuing to deliver strong financial results.”In connection with the offering, the company repurchased around USD 85 million of ordinary shares of Norwegian from the underwriter under its existing USD 1 billion share repurchase program, of which approximately USD 600 million remains for future share repurchases.last_img read more

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OSU mens soccer defends Wolstein Classic title in overtime

Ohio State men’s soccer’s first win of the 2012 season was doubly important – it also clinched its second consecutive Wolstein Classic championship.OSU (1-2-1) captured its first win against Davidson, 3-2, on Sunday in an overtime victory in the Bert and Iris Wolstein Classic at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. The Buckeyes drew with Coastal Carolina, 1-1, Friday to stay in the running for their second consecutive tournament title. The Buckeyes, also tournament hosts, rallied from 2-0 deficit to capture the tournament.“It’s awesome. It’s such a relief for us because we have been so close for so long,” said senior midfielder Austin McAnena. “I mean every single game we have been pretty unlucky at the end of games, and that last goal we got lucky and I think that can really turn our season around.”OSU coach John Bluem wasn’t too happy with how his team started in the beginning of the game, but was proud of the way his team finished.“It feels great. I thought we would already have won one by now,” Bluem said. “We lost some games we thought we could have won. Today was a game we thought we could win, and then we put ourselves in a really deep hole. Really proud of our players that they hung in there and got the win today.”With the Buckeyes down, 2-0, in the second half, things went from bad to worse, as sophomore midfielder Yianni Sarris was hit with a red card early in the period, and forced the Buckeyes to play with only 10 players on the field. Instead of the man-down scenario setting OSU back even more, it spurred the Buckeyes to a revival.“We all kind of looked at each other,” sophomore forward Kenny Cunningham said. “Let’s get it together; this is a turning point of our season. If we get this together, the whole season turns around.”Shortly after the red card, senior midfielder Sebastian Rivas scored the first goal for the Buckeye. Then freshman defender Alex Bujenovic tied the game up 2-2 with a free kick that forced overtime.In the 97th minute, Cunningham put Davidson away for good with a powerful, game winning shot.If the game had two different stories of the intensity level for the Buckeyes, McAnena said the penalty on Sarris ignited the team and brought them together.“I think it was just the intensity,” McAnena said. “We were a man down, and we really needed to pick it up. It was kind of our last stand, and when we were down 2-0, with Sarris on the bench, we just had to start attacking.”After the game, Bluem pointed out the issues with his team early in the season, but said he felt the team came together at the right time on Sunday.“I think one of the issues with the team through the first four games have been a little bit of selfishness,” Bluem said. “They got to start looking for each other rather than thinking about themselves, and I think they did that when we were a man down. They collectively came together and played harder for each other, so that is a good step.”As the team prepares for San Diego on Friday, there are other areas Bluem wants to correct within the team.“I think we need to be better defensively,” Bluem said. “We have allowed too many goals. Our goalkeeper has made some mistakes, as well as our back four, in allowing goals.”With the win, Cunningham said OSU no longer faces the pressure of taking its first victory.“It’s hard to explain, once you lose a couple of games in a row, it seems like impossible to win,” said Cunningham. “So getting out of this hole was really important for us, and for us to win our first game, it was really important.” read more

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With confidence in hand Ohio State baseball still in search of consistency

Ohio State baseball is hoping it can lean on the leadership of an experienced squad featuring 15 upperclassmen in the 2013 season. After an up-and-down 2012 season where it went 33-27, OSU coach Greg Beals said the key to the team’s success will lie with the familiarity the players and coaches have with one another. “We believe we’ve developed a good understanding of each other and confidence in each other,” said Beals, who is 59-55 in his two-plus years at the helm in Columbus, said. “We know what to expect from each other and we really feel like that’s going to serve us well as we work our way through this season.” The Buckeyes will be without junior pitcher and first baseman Josh Dezse for at least the first two months of the season after he suffered a stress reaction in his lower back in early February. A key contributor last year, Dezse compiled a 2.86 ERA with seven saves as a pitcher, as well as hitting .306 with five home runs, 33 RBI and 31 runs scored at the plate. And as if losing Dezse was not enough, OSU opened the season by dropping two of its first three games over the weekend in Sarasota, Fla. Before earning its first win of the season against St. John’s 3-1 Sunday, OSU was blown out by Notre Dame, 13-3, Saturday and fell to Mercer University, 6-5 Friday. Redshirt senior right-handed pitcher Brad Goldberg, who earned the Buckeyes’ lone victory, was named Big Ten Pitcher of the Week Monday after his strong outing against the Red Storm. Goldberg allowed only two hits and struck out seven over seven shutout innings. The last Buckeye to win a Big Ten weekly award was then-freshman outfielder Pat Porter with Freshman of the Week on April 9 last season. He has gotten his sophomore season off to a hot start as well, leading the team in batting average (.400), runs scored (4), total bases (7), slugging percentage (.700) and on-base percentage (.500). Porter is also tied for the team lead in hits with four. Although early in the season, OSU might need more production as a team if it wants to contend for a Big Ten title. In their first three games, the Buckeyes are only hitting .232 and have been outscored 20-11. Their pitchers have an ERA over five and they have committed six errors in the field. Beals said in order to get better as a team, the Buckeyes will need to improve in a couple of areas. “We need to improve our mental toughness in tight games. Sometimes we worry about losing a game instead of worrying about how we’re going to win the game,” he said. “That’s the one thing, and I just think we need to improve our consistency. We play very, very good at times and we struggle at times. Great teams are consistent.” OSU will travel to Port Charlotte, Fla., for the Snowbird Baseball Classic to play a pair of two-game series against South Dakota State Friday and Saturday and Mount Saint Mary Saturday and Sunday. OSU is scheduled to play the Jackrabbits Friday at 4 p.m. read more

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Christian Abbiati tells all about AC Milan

first_imgThe veteran footballer believes his ex-team has a lot of room for improvement and can get a good start against NapoliEx-AC Milan goalkeeper Christian Abbiati believes his former team has had a good pre-season.With the return of Leonardo and Paolo Maldini as directors, he believes the Italian Serie A team can do well this season.“The returns of Leo and Paolo will do well for Milan, it is already a step forward, they know what to do,” he told Calcio Mercato.Rick Karsdorp, Roma, Serie AKarsdorp reveals he had too much stress at Roma Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 The Dutch defender has been with the Gialorrossi since 2017, but he has not enjoyed his time in the Italian Lega Serie A.“Gattuso? He’s a great man and has already demonstrated his worth last season. He brought out the best from all players available, in the second half of the season he got 40 points (third in the league).”“Napoli? It’s a tough game, very tactical, but Milan has all the conditions to start well. The absence of Calhanoglu could be a handicap, but Rino has had time to prepare for this,” he added.“Donnarumma? He still has great room for improvement. Even having Reina on the side will help, competition never hurts.”last_img read more

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Aguero aiming to continue fine run against Reds

first_imgSergio Aguero will be aiming to continue his goalscoring run against Liverpool he set last season.Aguero became the first player to score in all six home league meetings with the Reds with his goal in the 5-0 Etihad victory.Another goal on Thursday evening will make it seven on the bounce, however, the Argentine player is yet to score at“I’m not the type of guy who keeps a tally of that kind of thing,” said Kun via the club’s website”.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“Of course, I want to score as much as I can to help the team win, and if that’s the way it panned out against Liverpool so far, then I hope I can keep the streak going at the Etihad in this meeting – and dispel it when we next face them at Anfield.“Football always gives a chance to even the score.”City go into Thursday’s clash seven points adrift of the league leaders, but Aguero isn’t surprised by Liverpool’s form this campaign.last_img read more

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Walkin demands true transparency in NHIP debacle

first_img Related Items:#magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, November 30, 2016 – Jasmin Walkin in running an independent race for one of five at large seats, Tuesday debuted his new campaign headquarters at Southern Shores complex on Leeward Highway and dealt with some pressing national issues including national security and the national health insurance financial debacle.“I don’t like when persons put out press stating that certain persons in public service, telling me that someone else that should be doing the job is not doing the job. When the truth of the matter is they’re trying to throw someone under the bus.”Walkin said there is a lack of transparency and clear understanding of the financials at the country’s health plan.  “We cannot address our issues, because we don’t know exactly what is going on.  That is why persons in public life must be honest and must be able to clearly explain to the people in detail what they have a right to know.”Jas Walkin suggested what he believes needs to happen when it comes to medical care for those paying into the plan and their dependents.  “I want to know, what makes Jamaica’s facilities better than ours. What makes Bahamas facilities better than ours, and whatever makes their facilities better than ours, we need to make our facilities as good as theirs.  If it’s gonna cost us more money in the short term, then let’s do it.”  ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provolast_img read more

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