first_imgImage source: USACEThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, said in their latest announcement that the works continue on the Beaver Island Upper Mississippi River Restoration (UMRR) Habitat Rehabilitation and Enhancement Project (HREP) near Clinton, Iowa. This project includes erosion control, enclosure structures and backwater excavation to restore and protect off-channel aquatic, wetland and floodplain forest habitats.The work area is comprised of 1,678 acres of interconnected backwaters, secondary channels, wetlands, and floodplain habitat.The scheme involves 1,678 acres within the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge and are federally-owned by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.The $10 million habitat restoration project is funded by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Upper Mississippi River Restoration program.This program addresses ecological needs on the Upper Mississippi River System to improve its environmental health. The program began in 1986 and has funded 56 habitat restoration projects benefiting approximately 106,000 acres.last_img read more

first_img Aneke told Nettavisen: “We are nearing an agreement with Manchester United on an extended loan. “The agreement will mean that Ighalo will remain with them until January 2021.” Ighalo swapped the Chinese Super League for the Premier League in a shock deadline day loan deal back in January. And it is understood Ighalo took a 40 percent pay-cut on his £300,000-a-week wages in China to make his dream switch happen. read also:Man Utd yet to agree on new Ighalo deal He scored four goals in eight games before the season was suspended amid the coronavirus pandemic – leaving his loan contract to run out. The Nigerian made a personal plea to Shanghai Shenhua to let him finish the season at Old Trafford, before returning to China, and it appears his wishes have been met. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Odion Ighalo has “agreed” a loan extension with Manchester United until the end of January. Odion Ighalo is edging ever closer to agreeing an extension to his time at Manchester United The agreement with his parent club Shanghai Shenhua officially expired on Sunday night, and it appeared as though United had failed in a bid to keep the striker at the club. But according to The Telegraph, both sides have now come to an agreement for the 30-year-old to stay in Manchester until the new year. The deal is said to be awaiting confirmation by the FA before it is registered. It is claimed Ighalo will then discuss a new contract with Shanghai Shenhua once he returns in 2021. The news comes after his agent Atta Aneke confirmed talks were in place for the ex-Watford man to remain at Old Trafford.Advertisementcenter_img Promoted ContentAll Who Were Alive In The 1980’s Will Get Shivers When See ThisWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearWhy Do So Many Digital Assistants Have Feminine Names & Voices?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Top 10 Tiniest Phones Ever Made6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?last_img read more

first_imgRelatedPosts Minister gives condition for resumption of contact sports Minister pledges support for development of AI, robotics in Nigeria NSF 2020: Sports minister raises fresh hope The Mother of late Captain of the Flying Eagles Ali Jeje Ibrahim, Hajia Khadija Inuwa Ali, became the latest beneficiary of the largesse being extended to mothers of former National Team players and athletes when she was given cash, food items and provision at her Jos, Plateau State residence on Thursday by the Minister of Youth and Sport, Sunday Dare.The Minister, who was represented by former international, Sam Pam Adamu Jr., said the gesture to Ibrahim’s aged mother was to appreciate the immense contributions of her son to the development of Nigerian football. An elated Hajia Ali said she was surprised that the Minister could remember her years after the demise of her son.She said the Minister’s gesture not only lifted her spirit, but convinced her that her son did not labour in vain.She expressed delight that the gesture came at the right time during the Holy Month of Ramadan.She said: “May God bless the Minister, Mr. Sunday Dare, and the government for remembering me.“That means my son did not labour in vain. “God will reward the Minister for his kindness.” Ibrahim captained Nigeria to the World Youth Championship in Mexico in 1983 after leading the team to win the Africa Youth Championship, known as Tesema Cup, in the same year.He died on December 12, 2007 following a brief illness.He played club Football for Mighty Jets of Jos and Abiola Babes of Abeokuta.Some of his teammates included Yisa Shofoluwe, Dahiru Sadi, Tarila Okorowanta, Dehinde Akinlotan, Tajudeen Disu, Femi and Segun Olukanmi and Garba Manu.Tags: Ali Jeje IbrahimKhadija Inuwa AliSam Pam Adamu JrSunday Darelast_img read more

first_img He said: “It can transform your season, a win against Chelsea or Spurs, and that’s what we have got to look for. “It is frustrating because it’s difficult when there’s such emotion riding after the Sunderland game, and I understand that. “But we are hurt as well. When you have played your heart out and in the 85th minute the opposition smash it in the top corner. “We are down and we need a lift and I hope our fans give us a lift on Saturday. They did last night and we responded to that, and they need to be in really, really good voice for us to have a chance against Chelsea.” Pardew’s critics have been in full voice since the setback at the Stadium of Light, which stripped much of the gloss off a satisfactory start to the season. That had eased some of the pressure on him after the difficulties of the last campaign, at the end of which he survived a no-holds-barred meeting with owner Mike Ashley. The relationship between the two has become increasingly strained, in particular as a result of Joe Kinnear’s appointment as director of football. However, Pardew is said to have been mystified by a report suggesting an intermediary has let it be known that the Newcastle boss could be interested in the vacancy at Crystal Palace, for whom he played. Alan Pardew has urged his players to put a difficult week behind them and kick-start their season by denting Chelsea’s Barclays Premier League title hopes. Instead, he is concentrating on the task of reinvigorating a season which has seen the club’s most realistic chance of tangible success, the League Cup, come and go, and a second successive derby defeat that provided an unwelcome addition to his CV. The 52-year-old said: “You have to get into the middle of your belly, the middle of your gut and find that little bit of fire that gets that result for you. “I think we have got an even chance against Chelsea, I genuinely do, as well as they are playing because I think my team is playing well. “But you need those breaks and things to go your way and the first goal will be important in this fixture. “To beat one of the top teams – and let’s be honest, Chelsea are one of those, and we have got Spurs after that, who are in great form as well – you need to be at your very best. “You cannot win a game in the Premier League, when they have got the resources they have got, unless you are at your very best. “It’s been proven time and time again that you can upset them, but you need to play very, very well and you need all your players to play very well. “For us with the quality we have got, we could have perhaps three good-ish performances, but we need eight outstanding, for sure, so that’s what we have got to hope we get.” The Magpies welcome Jose Mourinho’s men to St James’ Park on Saturday still smarting from both their 2-1 derby defeat at Sunderland and Wednesday night’s extra-time exit from the Capital One Cup at the hands of Manchester City. Now Pardew has challenged his team to launch a fightback by slaying one of the Premier League’s biggest powers. Press Associationlast_img read more

first_img “But whatever happens, I can hold up my head and say I’ve done a decent job in the Premier League. “There has been no-one at this club who has done a better job in the Premier League. My record stands for itself.” Sherwood has previously said, having held the top job, he would not be able to work as an assistant, yet he would be a major asset for any potential new Spurs boss given his years of work within their youth set-up. The head coach focuses strongly on young talent and points to the likes of the Neville brothers, Jamie Carragher and Steven Gerrard as proof that home-grown players are best for football clubs. The latter duo have written themselves into club folklore at Liverpool and highlight what the Spurs head coach believes is a difference in mentality at a club like Spurs. “Liverpool are a different kettle of fish to us,” he said. “Home-grown players at Liverpool are embraced. “They love home-grown players at Liverpool Football Club. Tottenham fans like signings. “Ledley King is a legend here but it took him a lot of time to achieve that. To be one of the best players. Look at the other home-grown players. Do they get much time? Do they get a lot of pressure? “Harry Kane scored three in three but if he has not scored in half an hour they are still signing Robbie’s (Roberto Soldado) name to come on. It is very difficult.” A promising start to life after replacing Andre Villas-Boas in December has fizzled out in recent months, leading to ever-increasing speculation about the former midfielder’s future. Sherwood is widely-expected to see his 18-month contract at White Hart Lane ripped up in the summer, with Mauricio Pochettino, Frank de Boer and Louis van Gaal amongst the bookmakers’ favourites to replace him. Tim Sherwood’s unparalleled win ratio does not look like being enough to keep him at Tottenham past the summer and the under-fire head coach has warned the club to look beyond making a big-name appointment. David Moyes is also reportedly in the running fresh from his sacking by Manchester United, where many deemed his name not to be big enough, and that is a path Sherwood has urged Spurs – burned in the past by the likes of Jacques Santini and Juande Ramos – not to follow. “It’s important for the club, and for any club, to know what they want and not to just get anyone as they are the biggest name who can appease the fans for 10 minutes,” Sherwood said. “Those guys still get the sack wherever they go, so it’s about getting the right man for the right job and the right fit. The game has gone crazy. “I’m watching a game the other day and you are getting people criticising Pep Guardiola. What is the world coming to?” An outsider would likely come to the same conclusion about the pressure Sherwood is under if they formed their opinion purely based on statistics. Forget Villas-Boas, Harry Redknapp and Martin Jol, it is the current incumbent and his 58 per cent win ratio that is the best of any Tottenham manager in the Premier League era. “The record’s good – it is better than any Premier League manager in the history of this club,” he said. “In the Premier League the results have been there so I can’t complain about that. Hopefully they will continue from now until the end of the season. Press Associationlast_img read more

first_imgMumbai: Showering praise on the present Indian pace attack, former captain Kapil Dev said on Thursday that the fast bowlers have changed the face Indian cricket in the past four-five years.The former all-rounder also felt that this was the best ever Indian pace attack.”Aisa pace attack humne dekha nahi tha, socha bhi nahi tha (we have not seen such a pace attack, nor did we think about it). Without any doubt, the fast bowlers have changed the face of Indian cricket in the last four-five years,” Kapil said during the sidelines of a promotional event.With the likes of Jasprit Bumrah, who has been ruled out of the ongoing Test series against South Africa due to a stress fracture in his back, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma and Deepak Chahar in their ranks, India are believed to have one of the best fast bowling attacks in world cricket now.In the first Test in Visakhapatnam, Shami stepped up and rattled half of the South African batting line-up in the second innings to return with figures of 5/35.However, Shami doesn’t feature in the top 10 of the ICC Test bowlers’ rankings.”No issues about that (not being in the top 10). How effective he (Shami) has been for the team is more important. Great to see him doing well and that’s the bottom line,” Kapil said. IANSAlso Read: Former skipper Kapil Dev Resigns as CAC Chief after Conflict ChargesAlso Watch: Pollution Testing Unit allegedly overcharging then fixed amount in Guwahatilast_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: Shaun Marsh has enjoyed a rich vein of form in the ODI format ever since making a comeback into the national side during Australia’s disastrous tour of England in 2018. Since then, he has been scoring consistently and in Adelaide, he continued to hurt India by blasting his seventh century and propelling Australia towards a massive score in the Adelaide ODI against India. This game is a must-win for Virat Kohli’s side and Marsh’s ton has gone a long way in giving Australia a firm advantage in winning the series. Last year, the Australian side won just two matches in the whole year and they have a chance to secure a wonderful series win.Marsh got going in style by flicking a full ball from Mohammed Siraj and he held the Australian innings together along with Usman Khawaja. Marsh broke the shackles by targeting Siraj as he hit the bowler for a couple of boundaries. Khawaja also grew in confidence and the duo shared a 56-run stand for the fourth wicket but the partnership ended when Ravindra Jadeja ran Khawaja out for 21. The left-hander continued to find the boundary and he notched up a fifty to put Australia on course for a big score.Read More | Mohammed Siraj’s rapid rise continues, makes ODI debut in AdelaideAlthough Australia lost Peter Handscomb, Marsh struck boundaries at will, mostly of Siraj and he grew in confidence even against the spinners, lofting Kuldeep Yadav to the long off fence. Marsh neared his century by cutting Kuldeep to the deep backward point fence and he reached his century by pushing the chinaman bowler to the long off fence. After reaching his century, Marsh opened up by lofting Kuldeep inside-out over the deep extra cover fence.Read More | India v Australia, 2nd ODI live cricket score: Marsh hits 7th tonMarsh stepped up a gear by hammering two sixes off Mohammed Shami and Bhuvneshwar Kumar into the stands at deep midwicket but in the process of acceleration, he holed out to Ravindra Jadeja at long off to depart for 131.Ever since making a comeback in the England series, Marsh has been in outstanding form. He has had scores of 24,131,24,101,8,22,106,54 and now this hundred. Having scored just four hundreds in 10 years, Marsh now has three in the last year and his form will be vital for Australia as they begin their title defence in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 in England beginning on May 31. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

first_imgLast season, the University of Wisconsin football team’s quarterbacks averaged 188.1 yards per game through the air and threw 11 touchdowns to 11 interceptions. After 11 total games played in his career, then-junior quarterback Dustin Sherer — who took over the starting job from senior Allan Evridge midway through the sixth game last season — has totaled six touchdowns to five interceptions.With numbers like that, it should come as no surprise that UW head coach Bret Bielema announced the starting quarterback spot would be open for competition in spring practices.“The quarterback position is wide open,” Bielema said. “We have four quarterbacks. Obviously, Dustin will have the biggest amount of experience coming into today’s practice … but we’re excited to watch it. As far as what happens, we will know at the end of spring ball.”Sherer, along with redshirt junior Scott Tolzien, redshirt freshman Curt Phillips and freshman Jon Budmayr, should provide competition similar to last year’s between Sherer and Evridge. With the older Evridge eventually winning the job last year, Sherer believes his experience makes him the frontrunner, despite Bielema’s claims of equal competition.“That has been the way ever since I got here,” Sherer said of the spring competition.“You know, when I was a freshman people said I was going to start for John Stocco, and [that wasn’t the case]. You just got to handle it and go along and make the best of your own reps.”Though Bielema agrees Sherer’s experience gives him an edge, Bielema says he expects more out of the senior because of that experience.“He knows a lot of our offense; he should probably know it as well as anybody,” Bielema said. “Bottom line, for him to be a senior and in the position that he is in, he has to play at a level that is way above everybody else to hold that position.”Pushing Sherer for the starting spot will be the athletic Phillips. Rated as the seventh best dual-threat quarterback by Rivals.com his senior year, Phillips participated in spring practice last season and was named UW’s offensive scout team player of the year.“Curt Phillips will be one of the guys having the biggest benefit from being here a year ago at this time, coming in last January,” Bielema said. “Just being able to have that much more experience coming into the first practice.”Although Phillips may be a long shot to dislodge Sherer from the starting spot, the freshman has the physical tools to move up the roster if either Sherer or Tolzien slips up.“It definitely is [an open competition],” Phillips said. “Dustin did a great job last year, but we try not to worry about that, just compete and get better each day.”At the bottom of the roster sits true freshman Budmayr. Rated the No. 1 quarterback in Illinois by Rivals.com, Budmayr is using the spring practices to get used to the speed of the game and to digest the complex Badger offense.According to Bielema, the true freshman is passing all expectations so far.“Jon Budmayr is coming in and showing that as a freshman he thinks beyond his years, but he is entering his first semester of college life, let alone college ball,” Bielema said.After his first day of practice, Budmayr was just happy to be on the field.“It was awesome; I really enjoyed it,” Budmayr said. “It’s college football, a dream come true, and I had a lot of fun out there today.”Helping to keep the competition even, all of the quarterbacks will get similar reps with the same groups of personnel — especially the returning wide receivers and tight ends.“That’s huge,” Sherer said. “I think that we have a good core group of receivers and very good tight ends. Having those guys back and getting to know the timing and getting to play with them and reps with them before the season is huge.”Despite the open competition, Phillips maintains the on-field rivalry doesn’t translate off the field.“It is kind of surprising how well we work together,” Phillips said. “Everybody is good friends — we all hang out off the field. We all get along real well, and we try and help each other out as much as we can.”last_img read more

first_img Published on January 24, 2015 at 4:18 pm Contact Sam: sjfortie@syr.edu | @Sam4TR Facebook Twitter Google+ Despite a two-game win streak to start its season, No. 57 Syracuse (2-1) fell 4-0 to No. 7 Alabama (1-0) on the first day of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Kick-Off Weekend.There was little to celebrate against the Tide, as the Orange did not win a single set in both its singles and doubles matches. The closest any Syracuse player came was sophomore Rhiann Newborn in her first set against Alabama junior Maya Jansen, which she lost 6-7.The Tide has three ranked singles players, including the No. 59 Jansen, No. 25 sophomore Erin Routliffe and No. 56 sophomore Danielle Spielmann. It also has the No. 18 doubles team in the country, made up of Routliffe and Jansen. Only Newborn and senior Amanda Rodgers managed to win more than three games in their respective singles matches.Syracuse’s No. 59 ranked doubles team of sophomore Valeria Salazar and senior Komal Safdar kept their match competitive against Spielmann and senior Emily Zabor, but the contest was cut short because Alabama had already won the other two doubles matches.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Orange play the loser of No. 35 Princeton (0-0) and No. 56 Virginia Tech (2-0) in the consolation round Sunday.Compiled by Ben Fox, staff writer, befox@syr.eduCORRECTION: In an earlier version of this story, the final score was stated as 6-0, when it was actually 4-0. The Daily Orange regrets this error. Commentslast_img read more

first_imgOlawale Ajimotokan in AbujaAVM Saliu Atawodi at the weekend posted 69 nett in very clement conditions to emerge the overall winner of the 9th edition of JK Gadzama LLP Golf Tournament. A guest list of 180 golfers made up the field for the event.Atawodi, who plays off handicap 17, edged the youthful E.Iloghalu on the count back, to claim the 18- hole title played over the IBB International Golf and Country Club, Abuja. Iloghalu, however, did not lose out entirely, as his 69 nett guaranteed him the Men Division 3 Best Nett first position, ahead of S.U Ahmadu (70) and A.O Ugochukwu (71).Fei Shen carded 72 nett to wrap up Division 2 honour, while Adebanjo Adeleke submitted 71 to emerge the Division 1 Best Nett winner.On the basis of the performance, Adeleke, who teed off as an 11 handicapper,ended with his handicap reviewed to 10, his lowest as an amateur.The. Chief Judge of FCT, Justice Ishaq Belloperformed the morning ceremonial tee off.Justice Bello stressed the essence of the tournament as an activity that brings judicial officials out of their sedentary life to maintain fitness and sound health that will enable them discharge their responsibility.“The persistence of JK Gadzama SAN, that judges and lawyers generally must play golf to be healthy must be commended. This tournament is also the groundwork for the Bar and Bench Golf tournament, ” Justice Bello said.Gadzama told reporters that from next year, the tournament will be played as a charity event to raise and donate money for charity cause.The 10th edition will be played in Abuja on April 8, 2017.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more