Floodgates open

first_imgFacebook Linkedin Advertisement NewsLocal NewsFloodgates openBy admin – November 26, 2009 1025 Twitter Previous articleIBEC to formally withdraw from pay agreementNext articleNews briefs admincenter_img LIMERICK and Clare was put on full alert this week after the river Shannon burst its banks.With confirmation from the ESB that heightened water levels in Lough Derg are likely to cause increased flood levels downstream of Parteen, the mayor and city manager, have given an assurance that an emergency plan is in place for any eventuality.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Meantime families who were evacuated from Corbally to the Jury’s Inn are still uncertain when they will be able to return to their homes.“We’re trying to keep things as normal as possible for the children by sending them off to school,” said one resident. The father of three, one of 20 families evacuated from their homes on Monday, when the rising waters of the Shannon threatened their safety,  has no idea when they will be able to return.The families have a clear view from the hotel windows of the swollen river.“We hear there are fears of very high tides next week, so nobody knows how soon we will be able to go back, but meantime the hotel staff are terrific, even making school lunches for the children to take with them”.Another resident said that while she is “dying to get home,” feels fortunate compared to people in other parts of the country. “No water got into our homes but it was decided to evacuate as our houses in Riverbrook and those in Hampstead,  were deemed vulnerable. The seriousness of the situation hit home when the the Civil Defence arrived at 9pm and the families were taken out of Shannon Banks by police escort”.The consensus among the evacuated Corbally residents is that local councillor, Pascal Fitzgerald, should be nominated for a Person of the Year Award.“He did Trojan work – was working with the services day and night – he never went home”. Meanwhile Cllr Denis McCarthy is confident that although the water is rising in the Mill Road and the Red Path areas of Corbally, “the situation is holding and the area is well fortified by sandbags”.While the city’s other vulnerable locations of Clancy Strand, Sir Harry’s Mall and King’s Island have benefited from fortified walls and the installation of tide flex pipes, there is concern that high tides expected next week, combined with south-westerly winds and heavy rainfall, could pose the most serious challenge to-date.“We will be able to handle anything coming our way this week but next week poses a problem. If Parteen leaves water down the old channel from UL into the Shannon Banks, then we’d have a serious situation- Clare County Council will have to build a wall along the side of the river at Shannon Banks, as with global warming, the water levels will continue to rise,” commented Cllr John Gilligan.Deputy Jan O’Sullivan is calling for the construction of a protective barrier for the river side of Shannon Banks.Mayor Kevin Kiely said he has been given the strongest assurance from the city manager, Tom Mackey that he and his staff, have “everything in place, in terms of a plan to deal with any emergency that may arise”.The ESB has now confirmed  that with water levels in Lough Derg now at an all time high, the discharge of water from Parteen Weir is being increased, “The total rate of water discharge from Parteen is not expected to exceed the rate set on Monday, but it is expected to cause increased flood levels downstream of Parteen Weir by an estimated three inches, as it is discharging into an already flooded area.”The pedestrian walkways along the Canal are closed and members of the public are advised not to use them until further notice. Email Print WhatsApplast_img read more

Syracuse football announces series with Rutgers, and other changes, to nonconference schedule

first_img Published on February 1, 2018 at 7:36 pm Contact Charlie: [email protected] | @charliedisturco Syracuse football announced several changes to its 2019-2021 nonconference schedule on Thursday evening, according to a press release. The only addition to the schedule is a home-and-home series against Rutgers in 2020 and 2021. Originally the Orange had agreed to play Wisconsin, but the series was canceled back in December. SU will travel to Rutgers on Sept. 12, 2020 before hosting RU in the Carrier Dome on Sept. 11, 2021.“We are very pleased to renew this series,” SU Director of Athletics John Wildhack said in the press release. “Rutgers is one of our traditional Northeast opponents, and we had some great games when both schools were in the BIG EAST.”Also included in the changes is the rescheduling of Holy Cross, which will now be played on Sept. 28, 2019, as opposed to the original date of Aug. 31, 2019.The Orange also announced the dates for its season openers against Liberty and Albany. Syracuse will travel to Lynchburg, Virginia, to face the Flames on Aug. 31, 2019 and the Great Danes Sept. 4, 2021.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe 2019 non-conference schedule is complete for SU, but the Orange still has two spots to fill in 2020 and one in 2021. The updated schedule and dates are below:2019Aug. 31 at LibertySept. 7 at MarylandSept. 21 vs. Western MichiganSept. 28 vs. Holy CrossACC home games: Boston College, Clemson, Pittsburgh, Wake ForestACC away games: Duke, Florida State, Louisville, NC State2020Sept. 12 at RutgersOct. 17 vs. LibertyACC home games: Florida State, Georgia Tech, Louisville, NC StateACC away games: Boston College, Clemson, Pittsburgh, Wake Forest2021Sept. 4 vs. AlbanySept. 11 vs. RutgersSept. 25 vs. LibertyACC home games: Boston College, Clemson, Pittsburgh, Wake ForestACC away games: Florida State, Louisville, NC State, Virginia Tech Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Dortmund, Bayern Battles Live On StarTimesÂ

first_imgBrands and Marketing Director at StarTimes, Qasim Elegbede, said the company is steadily fulfilling its commitment to deliver a fine mix of sporting cocktail live to its customers and football lovers.“We have shown and we will continue to demonstrate that our focus is on satisfying our subscribers by bringing to their living rooms live matches from the biggest players and clubs in top European leagues. This upcoming cracker is another opportunity to excite our subscribers,” he said.StarTimes will also thrill subscribers with scintillating live matches of Ligue 1 league this weekend. League leaders Paris Saint German with 29 points from 11 games will be traveling down to Bouin to play Angers who are have gathered 13points from 11games, while second place, Monaco will confront Guingamp at the Stade Lous II.Other matches slated for the same day include Montpellier, Amiens and Nantes; Toulouse and Strasbourg. The Stade Saint-Symphorien will see Lille squaring up with last place Metz also today. Sunday will see Nice face Dijon while Lyon will encounter St Ethiene.StarTimes is the leading digital-TV operator in Africa, covering the entire continent’s population with a massive distribution network of 200 branded halls, 3,000 convenience stores and 5,000 distributors.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram StarTimes subscribers will continue to enjoy live matches from the Bundesliga season as Borussia Dortmund slugs it out with Bayern Munich this weekend on StarTimes World football (channel 254 and 245).Bayern Munich is presently leading the table with 23 points, three points ahead of second placed Dortmund heading into the clash. Bayern striker Lewandoski will be fit to return for clash, as league leaders.FC Augsburg will also host Bayer Leverkusen at the WWK Arena same day, Gladbach will welcome Mainz 05, while RB Leipzig will play Hannover 96 to the Red Bull Arena, the action spills into Sunday with Cologne versus Hoffenhaim match at 2:30pmand Hertha berlin will go up against Wolfsburg.last_img read more

NBA All-Star winners and losers: Team LeBron triumphs under new game format; Aaron Gordon robbed at Dunk Contest

first_imgCHICAGO — The 2020 NBA All-Star break had a little bit of everything: touching tributes, exciting games and a controversial ending.Each evening was undoubtedly entertaining for the United Center crowds, and the atmosphere was consistently electric in the “Windy City.” However, a few people definitely didn’t leave the league’s annual showcase with All-Star smiles on their faces. Giannis BLOCKS LeBron 😤 #NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/l9nsbMOoRi— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) February 17, 2020Chaka KhanShe … did not receive rave reviews for this rendition of the national anthem. The Slam Dunk Contest judges gave it a 48 anyway to annoy Gordon. Before NBA teams return to normal regular season schedules, let’s break down the biggest winners and losers from All-Star weekend.MORE: Best highlights from 2020 All-Star GameNBA All-Star weekend winnersNew All-Star Game formatThere was some initial pushback — Math is for nerds! — but the new format worked.Team LeBron and Team Giannis dialed up the intensity and genuinely cared about the outcome of the game. Defense actually mattered. Kyle Lowry took MULTIPLE charges. This felt different.Anthony Davis’ game-winning free throw was somewhat anticlimactic, but it didn’t completely take away from the enjoyment. The NBA should keep these rules in place for 2021 and beyond.🙌 @AntDavis23 misses the first but MAKES the 2nd free-throw to win the 2020 #NBAAllStar game for #TeamLeBron and earn $300,000 more for @ChicagoScholars! pic.twitter.com/b3vYtfK3EJ— NBA (@NBA) February 17, 2020″I didn’t know what to expect because it was a new format, new year. None of us knew what to expect,” LeBron James said. “But throughout the whole fourth quarter and at the end of the game, everybody was like, ‘That was pretty damn fun.'”Kawhi LeonardSpeaking of fun, the “Fun Guy” wins again.Leonard added more hardware to his trophy case with the first-ever Kobe Bryant MVP award. He scored a game-high 30 points and drained eight 3-pointers for Team LeBron.Kawhi Leonard scores 30 PTS and hits 8 triples to lead #TeamLeBron to victory in the 2020 #NBAAllStar Game and win the Kia NBA All-Star Game Kobe Bryant MVP Award! #KiaAllStarMVP pic.twitter.com/HNQtL17fHH— NBA (@NBA) February 17, 2020So Leonard owns two NBA Finals MVPs and an All-Star Game MVP. Any thoughts about winning the only MVP award left?”My mindset is always just to try to make my team the best team at the end of the season, and if I’m fortunate enough to win a regular season MVP, then I’ll be happy with it,” Leonard said. “I always just want to win championships. I’m not really concerned with the personal goal. So I always just want to play on an MVP level so my team can win.”Yep, sounds about right.LeBron James”General manager LeBron” jokes aside, the guy sure knows how to pick an All-Star team.James is now 3-0 as an All-Star captain with one win over Stephen Curry and two victories over Giannis Antetokounmpo. He also moved into second place on the all-time list of All-Star Game starts with 16, jumping ahead of Kobe Bryant, the late legend who meant so much to James.“His presence was definitely felt here in Chicago.”LeBron reflects on honoring Kobe during #NBAAllStar Weekend. pic.twitter.com/O7zbX3MC4X— NBA TV (@NBATV) February 17, 2020Chris PaulYo, we got a CP3 alley-oop slam? In this economy?!Russ lobs it to CP3.#NBAAllStar #PhantomCam pic.twitter.com/b5GrGImgY3— NBA (@NBA) February 17, 2020″I ain’t Russ (Westbrook),” Paul said. “It’s got to be the perfect throw, everything. So it was cool.”Very cool, indeed.Basketball fansAgain, every night we saw something special.The Trae Young-Luka Doncic viral moment in the Rising Stars Challenge, Buddy Hield’s 3-point Contest walkoff, the back-and-forth between Aaron Gordon and Derrick Jones Jr. in the Slam Dunk Contest, the thrilling All-Star fourth quarter, Jennifer Hudson’s tribute to Bryant — Chicago offered a terrific all-around experience.NBA All-Star weekend losersAaron GordonOK, it wasn’t great for everyone.The Magic forward found himself in second place once again at the end of the Slam Dunk Contest despite scoring 297 out of a possible 300 points and throwing down the best dunk of the night.Off the side of the backboard. 360. Windmill. AG. 🌀🌪️ pic.twitter.com/FWcUyFIBJR— NBA (@NBA) February 16, 2020After losing to Jones on Saturday and Zach LaVine in 2016, Gordon says he won’t be returning to the contest.”No, it’s a wrap, bro. It’s a wrap,” Gordon said. “I feel like I should have two trophies, you know what I mean? It’s over for that. My next goal is going to be trying to win the 3-point Contest.”This just means Gordon is somehow going to be the runner-up in the 3-point Contest, too.Slam Dunk Contest judgesWe can’t talk about Gordon without mentioning the judging controversy.Gordon had earned only 50s prior to his final dunk, a two-handed rim-rocker over 7-5 Celtics center Tacko Fall. Apparently that slam was only worth 47. (The individual scores from each judge on Gordon’s last dunk: Dwyane Wade, 9; Common, 10; Candace Parker, 10; Chadwick Boseman, 9; Scottie Pippen, 9.)🚨 AARON GORDON DUNKS OVER TACKO FALL! 🚨#StateFarmSaturday on @NBAonTNT pic.twitter.com/cMmRjnnTzN— NBA (@NBA) February 16, 2020″Jumping over somebody 7-5 and dunking is no easy feat,” Gordon said. “What did I get, like a 47? Come on, man. What are we doing?”Players around the league expressed shock and anger on Twitter, saying Gordon got “robbed” after another fantastic performance. Some of the judges didn’t even understand what happened.”We thought it was going to be tied. We were like, ‘This is a tie!'” Common told ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne. “But somebody didn’t do it right. I don’t know who it is.”Hey Adam Silver, time to investigate. Start with the Black Panther.Giannis AntetokounmpoLook, Antetokounmpo is likely going to win another MVP award. The Bucks are destroying the rest of the NBA. He had 25 points, 11 rebounds and four assists in the All-Star Game.He has lost to James in back-to-back years, though, so he must fall into this category. Still, give him credit for the best defensive play of the night. This was impressive.last_img read more

Men’s Amateur Championship Final: Cope’s joy at trophy success

first_img2 Aug 2020 Men’s Amateur Championship Final: Cope’s joy at trophy success Tags: Callan Barrow, Jack Cope Jack Cope has revealed a deep sense of pride at adding his name to an illustrious list of winners at the English Men’s Amateur Championship.Gloucestershire golfer Cope today lifted the famous trophy thanks to a 4&3 victory over Lancashire’s Callan Barrow in a 36-hole final that produced some outstanding moments of golf in the Lincolnshire sunshine.Around the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa Golf Club, Cope showed skill and nerve to fend off his friend and rival.After 18 holes of morning match play, Cope was five up helped by shooting a seven under round of 66 without a blemish on his card.Barrow – a member at Royal Lytham and St Anne’s Golf Club – can consider himself unlucky to shoot two under par in the morning and find himself with a mountain to climb.However, Cope’s ball-striking and his touch on the greens proved decisive and after racing six holes clear with nine holes to play the Players Club member was finally able to shake off his friend with three holes to spare.View the full tournament scores onlineCope, who celebrated his 21st birthday on Friday, was clearly emotional at the end of six days of competition.Over two rounds of strokeplay, only Joe Long of the 222 male competitors carded a lower two round total than Cope.And in the match play, the former England boys’ international was superb and deserved to end the week as national champion.“I’m absolutely thrilled to hear it,” admitted Cope after being announced as the winner.“It’s been a gruelling week, but I’m thankful and proud.“The morning round was very good. I was seven under and bogey free and this afternoon I kept my wits about me as Cal is an exceptional golfer and he made it a very good game.”Cope now joins the likes of Sir Nick Faldo, Tommy Fleetwood, Danny Willett and Paul Casey as a winner of the title and the significance of the win has yet to sink in.“It feels fantastic – I’m very honoured to be alongside the names on the trophy,” added Cope who had a spell away from the game after breaking his arm.“The last two years have been exceptionally tough on and off the golf course and I have to thank my parents, coach Russell Covey and Gloucestershire County Union and I hope this a big leap in the right direction.“I always knew I had ability, but it’s about producing it when it counts.“I played the West of England fourball at the weekend before this and was asked about my form.  I said a big win was close the way I was playing. I finished second in the stroke and won the match play.”In the morning, Barrow and Cope racked up a total of 10 birdies between them.Cope was quick out the traps and was four up through seven holes of the morning round thanks to birdies at the third, fifth, sixth and seventh.Barrow had barely put a foot wrong, but the quality on show from his 21-year-old opponent was impressive.A quality iron into the par three, eighth hole allowed Barrow to roll home a birdie putt from 15 foot and he followed that up with two more on the ninth and 10th holes to peg back Cope’s lead to just one.But Cope won both the 13th and 14th to restore his grip on the match and he never let it go.Barrow’s 10-footer down the slope at 18 grazed the hole, while Cope knocked his in from eight feet to take a five hole lead into lunch.Yet the Lancashire man (pictured above) refused to give up. He birdied the first hole of the afternoon to get one back, but then lost the next.A birdie two at the fifth offered hope again, but Barrow couldn’t quite reel in his man.Even when he found himself six down with nine to play in the afternoon his fighter’s instinct took over.A birdie at 10 and then another 14 kept the match alive. But a par four on the 15th sealed with a tricky six-foot putt down the slope clinched the title for Cope.Cope will now look to carry his form into the Brabazon Trophy later this month at Sherwood Forest after appearing to play all this week without nerves.“I’m glad it looked like that but it didn’t feel like that,” he said with a smile.“My attitude was the main thing.“I just kept plugging away and tried to keep hitting good golf shots.”“Cal’s a great guy and a great golfer. That’s the way it goes. I just played exceptionally well.”Catch up on all the videos from the 2020 English Amateur Championships herePhotography: Leaderboardlast_img read more