Boost for Palm Coast Flood Control Project

first_imgThe St. Johns River Water Management District is providing $700,000 in cost-share funds to the City of Palm Coast for a project to rebuild aging flood control structures.The project will help protect residents and property in a 1,739-acre area of the city.“This project demonstrates how the St. Johns River Water Management District and the city of Palm Coast continue to work together to protect people and property from flooding, which is particularly meaningful with Hurricane Matthew as a recent memory,” said St. Johns River Water Management District Executive Director Dr. Ann Shortelle. “The St. Johns River Water Management District’s cost-share funding program allows the city of Palm Coast to complete important flood mitigation projects designed to protect lives and property,” said Palm Coast Stormwater Manager Mike Brennan.The L-1 and K-1 flood control structures were built in the 1970s and will be rebuilt to today’s standards. The L-1 is located near Sentinel Trail, and the K-1 is near September Place, south of State Road 100 in Palm Coast.Both structures provide flood mitigation for the S and U sections of Palm Coast.[mappress mapid=”24357″]last_img read more

Dominican, Delroy Nesta Williams Featured in Inaugural Publication of US Magazine

first_imgEntertainmentInternationalLifestyleLocalNews Dominican, Delroy Nesta Williams Featured in Inaugural Publication of US Magazine by: – February 29, 2020 Share 180 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring!center_img Tweet Share Dominican writer, Delroy ‘Nesta’ Williams’ short story, The Ritual, is featured in the inaugural issue of US magazine, Gumbo.The magazine’s first publication, being launched in Chicago, USA on the last day of Black History Month (February 29th) is described as an ode to black life. It is a coffee table top book that is ideal for afrocentric individuals who aspire to attain contemporary art.Williams describes his choice as a contributing writer as a great opportunity especially given his humble beginnings as a writer.The magazine’s co-founder/creative director described The Ritual as “compelling, and an excellent fit with our vision for this inaugural issue.”Williams’ short story, selected from over 1000 submissions from over 400 creatives, delves into death and coming to terms with loss from the perspective of a young boy finding his space within a disjointed family.He mentioned that he is currently compiling a collection of poems entitled Moods and Attitudes and also working with other Dominican writers on a children’s book.He is also a contributor to a Dominican short story anthology entitled The Flying Crapaud which was recently published in 2020.Gumbo Magazine can be purchased online via the company’s website:GumboThe Flying Crapaud can be purchased online via Amazon.last_img read more

Howard expects smooth transition

first_img He added: “The table is set for the next guy and I have no doubt, if he is a strong character, a guy who can lead us well, we will have no problems. “Manchester United and Everton are in the same boat with having to replace the manager in terms of expectation and all the rest. “It’s just very rare to replace one long-serving manager with another long-serving one so we will need to fill the vacancy with a very strong character. And I have no doubt that will happen.” Former Manchester United man Howard revealed there was little ceremony when Moyes, who will take charge of his final Everton game at Chelsea on Sunday, told his players last week that he would be leaving. “When he told us, it was quick and simple,” said the goalkeeper. “He does not do anything dramatic, just straight to the point, and then it’s ‘let’s go training’. “We already knew by that time so we were just happy for him really. What an opportunity. I have no doubt he will make the most of it and we are just trying to focus on the last games and then see what our own future holds.” The Toffees will have a new man in charge for the first time in 11 years next season after Moyes accepted the opportunity to succeed Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United. Moyes is widely regarded to have done an excellent job at Goodison Park despite failing to win a trophy, and goalkeeper Howard sees no reason it cannot be a smooth transition. Wigan boss Roberto Martinez is the favourite to take over, with Brighton manager Gus Poyet and Celtic’s Neil Lennon also in the frame. Howard told the Liverpool Post: “We are a really strong group of quality players and the foundations are set.” Tim Howard insists “the table is set” for the next Everton manager to continue the good work done by David Moyes.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

GTBank Masters Cup Finals Hold Friday

first_imgLeadforte College defeated Ansar ud deen Girls High School, Itire 2-1 in a highly competitive game, while Queens College walked over Atlantic Hall to book their place in the final.The GTBank Masters Cup is an offset of the GTBank-Lagos State Principals Cup. The tournament was first conceived when GTBank realized that grassroots football development was incomplete without participation of all schools in Lagos State (Private and Public) especially those that dominated the Principals Cup over three decades ago, since its inception in 1954.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The final of the Season 8 of the GTBank Masters Cup finals will hold Friday at the Campus Mini Stadium, Lagos, in both the male and female categories.In the male category, Kings College, Lagos will take on Anwar-Ul Islam Model College, Agege while Leadforte College takes on Queens College in final.To qualify for the final, Kings College pummelled Whitesands School 4-1, while Anwar-Ul Islam Model College got the better of CMS Grammar School, Bariga.last_img read more

Syracuse offensive tackle Justin Pugh to miss preseason camp

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse offensive tackle Justin Pugh will not participate in the team’s training camp as he recovers from an upper-body injury, head coach Doug Marrone told Brent Axe on Monday on his radio show on The Score 1260.Pugh will likely be unavailable until late September, Marrone said, meaning he could miss multiple games as well.“No, he’s not going to be able to practice off the bat,” Marrone told Axe. “His recovery is going well. He won’t participate at all in the preseason.“We hope to get him back sometime within the first month of the season, probably the latter part of the month of September.”Pugh, who is a senior, suffered the injury during spring practice. He did not play in the Orange’s spring game on April 21.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textPugh was an All-Big East first team selection last year and is critical to SU’s offensive line. Syracuse lost the right side of its offensive line with the departure of seniors Andrew Tiller and Michael Hay. The line has blocked for two 1,000-yard rushers in the last two seasons in Delone Carter and Antwon Bailey.Marrone said Monday the team does not have an “actual” date for Pugh’s return. It depends on the progress of his rehabilitation, though he said it has gone well to this point.“We’ll miss him during the preseason and we’ll miss him at the start of the season,” Marrone said.Pugh is one of four Syracuse players attending Big East media day in Newport, R.I., on Tuesday. He is accompanied by wide receiver Alec Lemon, guard Zack Chibane, defensive tackle Jay Bromley and safety Shamarko Thomas.Marrone also said Monday that Lemon and linebacker Marquis Spruill, who both missed spring practice with injuries, are ready to go for preseason camp.Pugh has started all of the Orange’s 25 games in the last two seasons. Along with Chibane, the 6-foot-6, 292-pound Pugh will provide veteran leadership when he does return, as several young players vie for starting positions on the right side of the line.Now, a young player will get a chance to play in Pugh’s spot at left tackle in the early part of the season. Marrone mentioned junior Sean Hickey as a possibility to take that spot. He also told Axe that sophomore Nick Robinson could shift from guard to tackle.Said Marrone: “We have some flexibility within the offensive line.” Comments Published on July 30, 2012 at 11:07 pm Contact Chris: | @chris_isemanlast_img read more

Six soon-to-be former USC football players await their new NFL homes

first_imgWith the NFL Draft starting Thursday, six Trojans wait for their name to be called in Dallas.Emily Smith | Daily TrojanThis year, as is the case in most years, USC will have an incredibly strong presence at the NFL Draft. In Dallas, six Trojan stars will wait to hear their names called on stage and find out what franchise they will soon call home. Quarterback Sam Darnold, running back Ronald Jones II, wideouts Steven Mitchell and Deontay Burnett and pass rushers Rasheem Green and Uchenna Nwosu all participated in the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis and are expected to be among the 256 players selected in the draft.Where and when these athletes are selected, however, is certainly up for debate.Sam Darnold is, by a large margin, the most talked about of the bunch. A strong candidate for the first overall pick in the draft, Darnold is all but assured to go within the first few picks. With a number of teams — including the Cleveland Browns and New York Giants — interested in picking a quarterback lined up within the top five, most analysts feel it is incredibly unlikely that Darnold will wait long before hearing his name called. According to the latest mock draft released by Bleacher Report, Darnold is projected to come off the board third overall to the New York Jets.Unfortunately for the other five former USC stars, Darnold is the only Trojan named in this first round mock draft. According to ESPN’s Mel Kiper, the Indianapolis Colts will take Jones within the first few picks of the second round. Fellow Trojans Green and Nwosu are also expected to be taken later in the round within just four picks of each other, according to Kiper’s prognostications.For the receivers, analysts’ expectations are significantly lower than Jones, Darnold, Green and Nwosu. In the CBS Sports seven-round mock draft, Burnett doesn’t get picked until the sixth round while Mitchell goes the full weekend without hearing his name called. On the bright side for Mitchell, it is notoriously difficult to project picks in the later rounds and his experience as a key contributor to the USC offense over the past four seasons give him a great chance of being drafted.While many things in the draft are difficult to guarantee beforehand, it is incredibly unlikely that the Trojans’ top prospects, Darnold, Green, Jones and Nwosu, will continue to play in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum next season. With the Los Angeles Rams having to wait until the third round to make a pick, it is likely that the balance of USC prospects will not be available. With that being said, it wouldn’t be too shocking to see at least one of the USC prospects head to play for the Chargers. With one pick in each round and needs on both sides of the ball, it is highly possible that at least one of these talented former Trojans wind up playing professionally in Los Angeles.Only time will tell what will happen to these six remarkable athletes, but what is certain is that USC and the Trojan fanbase is immensely excited to see what the future holds in store.last_img read more

No Ghana return for Real Madrid star Michael Essien

first_imgHopes of Michael Essien making a much awaited return to the senior national team, the Black Stars as the 2014 World Cup qualifiers get underway next month has received a severe jolt as the Real Madrid midfielder is not keen on returning to the team any time soon.According to a close source to the on-loan Chelsea star, Essien is not particularly happy with the kind of treatment meted out to some of the senior players of the Black Stars some of whom were treated shabbily the Ghanaian football authorities as they entered the twilight of their careers.He privately concedes that officialdom are only interested in taking all the glory when things are running smooth, but quick to ignore the players whose toil led to national glories.A case in point is Stephen Appiah who recently conceded that he doesn’t recollect the last time he had even a phone call from the Ghanaian football authorities, let alone being invited for the just-ended AFCON tournament.Again Essien believes he won’t be in a position to warm the bench when he comes for national assignments to be ‘humiliated’ like other senior players and so prefers to enjoy his relatively peace at Madrid where he has gradually warmed his way into the scheme of things at the Los blancos.Again he knows he’s getting to the latter stages of his career so he is being cautious of returning to the national team fold where he suffered most of his career threatening injuries. With the pitches in Africa nothing good to write home about, Essien believes a new injury to his fragile knee will effectively mean an end to his career so the idea of him returning to the team for now is almost non-existent.last_img read more

Ceprkalo won the Second Place in his Qualifying Group at the Olympic Games

first_imgThe youngest BH competitor in the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, 17-year-old swimmer Mihajlo Ceprkalo, won the second place in the discipline 1,500 meter freestyle.Our representative competed in the first qualifying group together with other six swimmers. His competition were: Wesley Roberts (Cook Islands), Matt Hutchins (New Zealand), Oussama Mellouli (Tunisia), Welson Sim (Malaysia) and Felipe Tapia (Chile).First place won Oussama Mellouli from Tunisia with the time 15:07:78. The second was Ceprkalo with the time 15:31:62, and third place went to Matt Hutchins from Australia with the time 15:32:60.Mellouli justified the role of favorite in this group, because this 32-year-old athlete won the gold in this discipline in 2008 in Beijing and bronze in London in 2012.Young swimmer from Banja Luka did not manage to break the national record with this time. This result will not be enough to qualify for the finals, but it was clear even before his performance that the finals would be a real sensation considering times of other competitors in this discipline and the fact that Ceprkalo is the second youngest competitor in this discipline. Winning the second place in this group deserves sincere congratulations.Ceprkalo came at the Olympic Games with 42nd best time out of 46 that will compete in the discipline 1,500 meter freestyle. He came at the Olympics with a time 15: 26:22 which is our national record.There are a total of six qualifying groups in which are distributed a total of 46 competitors. The best 8 competitors will qualify for the finals. The finals are scheduled on the night from Saturday to Sunday.(Source: O. T./ read more

Who is Jacob Eason? Highlights, NFL Draft scouting reports & more on Colts’ fourth-round pick

first_imgEason realized he would continue to be buried behind Fromm on the Bulldogs’ depth chart, and more competition was coming once Georgia had landed five-star quarterback recruit Justin Fields. So Eason decided to head back home and transfer to Washington. Per the NCAA’s transfer rules, he was forced to sit out the 2018 college football season.Jacob Eason stats from Georgia, WashingtonEason’s numbers from his true freshman season at Georgia are impressive, especially in the context of his performing against SEC defenses. His case as an NFL Draft prospect was padded beautifully with a monster season at Washington last year.Eason’s 3,132 passing yards in 2019 marked the fourth-highest total in Huskies single-season history, and the 349 passing yards he posted against Eastern Washington were the most ever by a quarterback in his first start for Washington.YearSchoolClassGamesComp.Att.Pct.YardsY/AAY/ATDsINTsRating2016GeorgiaFR1320437055.124306.66.5168120.22017GeorgiaSO34757.1284.04.00090.72019WashingtonJR1326040564.231327.78.0238143.9Jacob Eason NFL Draft scouting reportsSporting News”Eason has a strong arm made to deliver impressive deep balls, which makes him a great fit for a vertical passing game that plays off the power running game with play-action shots. He needs to be more consistent and efficient to hold a starting job in the NFL.””His elite size and arm talent are reminiscent of Carson Palmer, but issues with pocket poise and getting through progressions cleanly are more reminiscent of Brock Osweiler. Eason is fun to watch when he’s ripping throws around the field and taking deep play-action shots, but a lack of mobility inside and outside the pocket is troubling, considering his ineffectiveness when pressured. He’s relatively inexperienced and should continue to develop from the pocket, but poise is hard to fix, and handling exotic blitz packages is not a given. He’s a pro-style, play-action-based quarterback with average starter potential and an average backup floor.” Eason can make every throw asked of him, but he was included on SN’s list of potential NFL Draft busts in part because of the doubt about how the rest of his game will translate to the NFL. Plus, quarterback selections beyond the first round in the NFL Draft typically carry much more weight than others given the impactful nature of the position.Below is all you need to know about Eason, who was a high school football superstar before his nomadic college career.MORE 2020 NFL DRAFT:Live grades | Pick tracker | Top 100 big boardJacob Eason highlightsEason’s arm strength is obvious, and his highlights display some impressive throws on play-action passes.Below are a couple of his highlight clips from his lone season at Washington in 2019.Jacob Eason NFL Combine resultsAt 6-6, Eason tied Oregon’s Justin Herbert and Oregon State’s Jake Luton as the tallest quarterbacks at the 2020 NFL Combine. His athletic testing numbers, though, ranked near the bottom among QBs.Height6-6Weight231 poundsArms32 7/8″Hands9 1/2″40-yard dash4.89 secondsVertical jump27.5 inchesBroad jump110.0 inches3-cone drill7.5 seconds20-yard shuttle4.75 secondsJacob Eason’s high school careerEason had a ridiculously impressive high school football career at Lake Stevens High School outside of Seattle, which is why he was the top recruit in Georgia’s 2016 class.Eason, who was the Gatorade National Player of the Year in 2015 and the nation’s No. 1 quarterback in the Class of 2016, passed for more than 10,000 yards and 99 touchdowns in high school, including 3,585 yards and 43 touchdowns (while only throwing six interceptions) as a senior.Below are some highlights from Eason’s senior season at Lake Stevens.Jacob Eason’s Georgia career, competition with Jake Fromm, transfer to WashingtonEason was not the starter when Georgia opened its 2016 season against North Carolina, but the freshman quickly took the job when given his chance. He entered the game on the Bulldogs’ fourth possession and ended up throwing for 131 yards and a touchdown in a win. The next week against Nicholls, Eason became the sixth true freshman quarterback in Georgia history to start, and he started every game the rest of the season.His 2,430 passing yards that year were the fourth most by a Georgia freshman, and he was looking to build on that success in 2017 after he beat freshman Jake Fromm for the starting job. Then Eason injured his knee in the season-opener against Appalachian State. Fromm took over, and Eason never started another game at Georgia.Even after Eason recovered from his knee injury, Fromm stuck as the starter, which was a good move by Kirby Smart and a coaching staff that led the Bulldogs to that season’s national championship game. At least one of Jacob Eason’s goals in the NFL should be becoming known for something better than being they guy who lost his starting quarterback job to Jake Fromm at Georgia. Eason, who transferred to Washington before the 2018 college football season and played just one season for the Huskies, has the physical tools to do just that.Conventional wisdom suggests Eason, 22, is a good-but-not-great NFL quarterback prospect. He is similarly ranked by (No. 64) and by Sporting News​ (No. 63) among the top players in the 2020 NFL Draft, with his strong arm being the biggest attribute in his favor.last_img read more