The 54 Below Show, originally scheduled to kick off on October 17, is delayed. Inaugural host Marc Shaiman “is ill and unable to perform,” according to a statement. A new date for the live variety show will be announced at a later date. The new program from the Broadway supper club will feature a series of special guests, tunes and sketches in the style of live variety shows that played before the days of The Tonight Show, Saturday Night Live and The Ed Sullivan Show. Tony-winning composer/lyricist Shaiman’s Broadway credits include Hairspray, Catch Me If You Can and Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me. View Comments
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):Over the past year, several states in the Western U.S. have passed or amended renewable portfolio standard legislation to significantly increase development of solar, wind and other forms of green energy. Market Intelligence estimates that Nevada’s law could spur 400-500 MW per year in new projects through 2030, when it aims to supply 50% of all retail sales in the state with renewable electricity.Nevada in April 2019 joined a growing list of states pushing aggressive milestones for renewable electricity. Senate Bill 358, signed into law April 22, stipulates that 50% of retail load be served by renewable electric generation sources by 2030. All utilities or retail electric providers who serve more than 1 TWh per year of load — virtually all of Nevada’s retail load — are subject to the standard. Qualifying generation resources include biomass, geothermal power, solar, wind or new hydroelectric power. The law includes the following interim milestones for renewable electricity: 2020 — 22%; 2021 — 24%; 2022 — 29%; 2024 — 34%; and 2027 — 42%.Natural gas has been the dominant technology in Nevada for well over a decade and accounted for roughly three-quarters of the state’s electricity generation in 2017. Like in most states, coal generation has been declining, with only one utility-owned coal plant remaining in operation. The North Valmy Station plant, owned by NV Energy Inc., is planned to shut down by 2025. With abundant solar insolation and generally poor wind resources, solar generation has been the largest benefactor of the shift away from coal. Annual solar generation increased from 156,000 MWh in 2008 to over 4 TWh in 2017. Nevada also has impressive geothermal resources and has boosted geothermal generation to over 3 TWh in recent years.Under the set of targets established in SB 358, Market Intelligence projects Nevada will need to procure a total of 7.3 TWh of generation in 2020, growing to the ultimate target of 18.2 TWh by 2030, or nearly 10% annual growth. With current federal tax incentives expiring for wind facilities and declining for solar facilities in 2020, Market Intelligence projects a higher rate of project growth through 2021, keeping pace with milestones and load growth thereafter.The current development pipeline, e.g., announced projects that do not have contracts and are not under construction, for Nevada totals 4,900 MW, including 3,800 MW of solar and 600 MW of geothermal projects. As this exceeds the 2,650 MW of market demand that Market Intelligence estimates by 2025, Nevada appears positioned to meet its near-term milestones. Note that the capacity development forecast for Nevada, which includes mainly solar projects and a small amount of wind, differs from the current set of projects under development, chiefly in consideration of potential geothermal projects.Nevada’s principal electric utility provider, Berkshire Hathaway Energy affiliate NV Energy, is an active participant in the Energy Imbalance Market, or EIM. The EIM optimizes electric generator dispatch across a number of interconnection points, or nodes, throughout the Western grid, providing new renewable facilities in Nevada access to a market potentially broader than the state itself. Additionally, several states across the West have compliance markets created by RPS, into which new projects can sell emissions-free electricity. The California market is the most prominent; Market Intelligence has identified 500 MW of solar projects in Nevada contracted to California’s RPS market, along with about 250 MW of geothermal projects.More ($): Nevada RPS to drive more than 5 GW of renewables development by 2030 S&P projects up to 5GW of new renewable energy development in Nevada by 2030
B&H team with the coach Mirza Hrustemović at the finals won against Russia 3-0 (25:22, 25:20, 30:28), and continued their series of invincibility. B&H successful team arrived to the title of European Champions without a single set lost. They won against Russia, Serbia, Croatia, Netherlands and Ukraine.The volleyball team returned last night in Sarajevo from Elblag/Poland. They have won eight golden medal in a raw at the European Championships.Hundreds of fans came to the airport to welcome B&H team.(Source: Fena)
– Atletico impress –Earlier, Diego Costa was an interested spectator as Atletico Madrid leapfrogged Sevilla into second thanks to goals from Yannick Carrasco and Antoine Griezmann in a 2-0 win at the Wanda Metropolitano.Costa won’t be able to feature until January after completing his prolonged return to the club from Chelsea for a reported club record fee of 55 million euros ($66 million), plus 10 million euros in add-ons.“We are happy that a player of his stature wants to come to Atletico Madrid,” Atletico boss Diego Simeone said of Costa’s return. Filipe Luis smashed the underside of the bar with Atletico’s best effort of a first half short on clear-cut chances.But it took less than a minute of the second period to break the deadlock when Carrasco showed great awareness and pace to latch onto a short back pass from Steven N’Zonzi to beat Sergio Rico to the ball, round the keeper and slot into an empty net.Griezmann then made the game safe 20 minutes from time as the French international won a tackle inside the Sevilla box before lifting himself off the floor to receive Luis’s pass and drill through Rico’s legs. Madrid, Spain | AFP | Barcelona maintained their perfect start to La Liga with a sixth straight win as Luis Suarez and two own goals secured a 3-0 win at Girona in a match laced with political tension on Saturday.Real Madrid remain seven points behind Barca thanks to Dani Ceballos’s double on his full debut to bounce back from a shock midweek defeat by Real Betis with a 2-1 win at Alaves on Saturday to move up to fourth.Girona were hosting Barca in a Catalan derby for the first time in the top flight, but a one-sided game on the field was marked by persistent chants in favour of independence for Catalonia.Catalonia’s pro-separatist president Carles Puigdemont was in attendance, whilst the pro-independence Estelada flag was waved by sections of both supports.On the field there was much less controversy as Barca were rarely troubled after Aday Benitez turned Jordi Alba’s wayward shot into his own net after just 17 minutes.Another own goal extended their advantage three minutes after half-time when goalkeeper Gorka Iraizoz was fooled by Suarez’s dummy from Aleix Vidal’s cross.And Suarez rounded off the scoring himself with just his second goal of the season by whipping the ball into Iraizoz’s near post from Sergi Roberto’s pass over the top. – Wasteful Madrid –At Mendizorroza, Madrid were once again wasteful in front of goal, but still sneaked by an Alaves side that remain without a point after six games.“Today we needed the three points. We are not in brilliant form, but for sure we will play better on other days,” said Real boss Zinedine Zidane.Ceballos was one of three changes made to the side that lost to Betis by Zidane as Luka Modric and Gareth Bale were left on the bench ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League trip to Borussia Dortmund.And the Spanish under-21 international settled Madrid’s nerves after just 10 minutes as he caught Fernando Pacheco flat-footed.Alaves did register their first goal of the season five minutes before half-time when Manu Garcia met Munir El Haddadi’s cross flush to power a header into the top corner.Madrid retook the lead just three minutes later, though, as Ceballos pounced on a poor punch from Pacheco to fire into the bottom corner.Real should have ensured a far more comfortable afternoon after the break as Pacheco made a great save to deny Isco, Cristiano Ronaldo struck the woodwork twice and Sergio Ramos blazed over with the goal at his mercy. Yet, Alaves could also have snatched a first point of the season as Alfonso Pedraza’s deflected effort hit the bar before Pedraza struck the post when clean through on goal.“When you go away having only scored two goals for the chances we had it isn’t a lot,” added Zidane. Share on: WhatsApp
Serena Williams and Venus Williams, right, of the U.S warm up for their women’s doubles match against Kristina Barrios of Germany and Stefanie Voegele of Switzerland at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Tuesday July 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)LONDON (AP) — It was clear something was wrong with Serena Williams from the moment she began trying to warm up for her Wimbledon doubles match Tuesday.She weakly pushed volleys into the net from a couple of feet away. She whiffed on practice strokes. She even had trouble with the simple task of collecting tennis balls from the ball kids.After Williams was examined for about 10 minutes on the sideline by medical staff, including a check of her blood pressure, the match began. After three games, though, an out-of-sorts Williams and her partner, older sister Venus, stopped. The tournament referee’s office and WTA later said Serena, who lost in singles Saturday, had a viral illness.“I am heartbroken I’m not able to continue in the tournament,” Serena said in a statement. “I thought I could rally this morning because I really wanted to compete, but this bug just got the best of me.”About 1 1/2 hours after leaving the court, Serena walked out of the All England Club, still wearing her white match outfit, and with a tournament towel draped around her waist. She got into a car and was driven away.“Unfortunately, Serena has been feeling unwell for the past few days and she just couldn’t play to her potential today,” Venus said. “I’m really proud of her for trying because we just love playing doubles together.”They have won 13 Grand Slam doubles titles as a pair, including five at Wimbledon. In singles, the 32-year-old Serena is ranked No. 1 and owns 17 major championships, the most among active women; five came at the All England Club.“We were all looking forward to a great match. From the bottom of my heart, I thank all of the fans for their cheers and understanding,” said Serena, who was beaten in three sets by 25th-seeded Alize Cornet in the third round of singles. “I look forward to returning to Wimbledon next year.”While being looked at by a doctor before the start of the second-round doubles match against Kristina Barrois and Stefanie Voegele, Serena hunched over and covered her face with her hands.During the delay, one of the Williams’ other sisters, along with Serena’s agent and her hitting partner, left their seats in the stands.Eventually, play began. With Serena serving in the third game, she was broken at love with four double-faults. One of the best servers in the women’s game, she hit balls that bounced before reaching the net.At love-40 in that game, chair umpire Kader Nouni took the unusual step of climbing down from his perch and walking over to speak to Serena. She then served another double-fault to fall behind 3-0.Serena and Venus walked to the sideline holding hands, and Nouni announced to the crowd at No. 1 Court: “Ladies and gentlemen, unfortunately, Miss Williams has to retire.”Serena wiped away tears as she walked toward the court’s exit.Her career has been marked by health problems.She missed eight months after having surgery on her left knee in 2003, the year she had completed a self-styled “Serena Slam” by winning four consecutive major titles. Days after winning Wimbledon in 2010, Williams cut both feet on broken glass while leaving a restaurant, leading to two operations on her right foot. Then she got clots in her lungs and needed to inject herself with a blood thinner. Those shots led to a pool of blood gathering under her stomach’s skin, requiring another hospital procedure. In all, she was off the tour for about 10 months, returning in 2011.___Follow Howard Fendrich on Twitter at http://twitter.com/HowardFendrichCopyright 2014 The Associated Press
Facebook1Tweet0Pin0Submitted by City of LaceyThe City of Lacey invites the community to its 53rd Annual Fireworks Spectacular on Wednesday, July 3, from 4:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. at Rainier Vista Community Park, 5475 45th Avenue SE.The free, family-friendly event features live music, kids’ activities, and a fireworks display set to music. New this year, attendees can visit the information booth to get a free pair of 3D glasses, sponsored by Lacey Collision Center, to watch the fireworks – while supplies last. Attendees can also purchase food from a variety of on-site vendors.Full Metal Racket, the 133rd Army Band, will play in the park from 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Heart by Heart, Heart tribute band, will perform from 8:00 p.m. – 9:45 p.m., featuring some of the original Heart band members.Event attendees can park free on-site starting at 3:00 p.m., however, space is limited, and no RVs or trailers are allowed. People are encourage to walk or bike to the park. Additional parking is available at local-area schools including Aspire, Timberline, Lakes, and Komachin. Following the fireworks, Intercity Transit will provide free rides from Rainier Vista Community Park to Timberline High School, Komachin Middle School and Lakes Elementary. In addition, you can check bikes, strollers, and wagons into a secure area at the park.TwinStar Credit Union, South Sound Center, and the City of Lacey, sponsor the free community event.To get more information on the event, parking, traffic detours, and entertainment, visit ci.lacey.wa.us/fireworks.
Photos by Mark Costa Every summer on the Jersey Shore, the Best Day Foundation hosts about a half dozen special events for some very deserving kids. Children with autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome and other special needs are paired with two beach buddies from local high schools who help them have their “best day” surfing, boogie boarding and anything else they want to do at the beach, all while staying safe. If the weather is good, they may spend up to 2 1⁄2 hours in the water, followed by an awards ceremony where they receive a medal and high fives for their accomplishments and a lunch provided by Surf Taco. Pictured here is the Asbury Park event which took place June 29 and 30. The next New Jersey event is July 27 and 28 at Brick III Beach, Seneca Dunes, when each day 45 children will partake in tandem surfing, body-boarding, stand up paddling (SUP), kayaking, beach obstacle courses and beach games. Best Day Foundation hosts events in California, Florida, New Jersey and Maryland. Volunteers and sponsors are invited to visit bestdayfoundation.org for more information.
By The Nelson Daily SportsThe Kootenay Wildcats wasted a chance to put some breathing room between them and the Vancouver Fusion.The Cats dropped a pair of one-goal games — both by 3-2 scores — to the Lower Mainland squad last weekend in B.C. Female Midget AAA Hockey League action in Pitt Meadows and Coquitlam. “The Wildcats dominated play against, out shooting Fusion 35-9, (but) again ending up on the losing side of the ledger,” said Kootenay head coach Mario DiBella after the Cats dominated play Sunday.Christina Bonacci and Katie Yuris, both of Trail, scored for the Cats Sunday. Saturday bus legs slowed the Kootenay start as the visitors fell behind 2-0.Hailey McLean put Kootenay on the scoreboard on a fine individual effort. But Vancouver restored the two-goal advantage.Late in the third Bonacci scored on a rebound to bring the Cats to within a goal. But the visitors were unable to find the equalizer. Kootenay finished the game again out shooting Fusion 29-12.The two wins allow Vancouver to leapfrog past Kootenay and into third spot in the BCFMHL standings.The two teams entered the two-game set tied with 16 points.Thompson-Okanagan Rockets lead the league with a 15-3-1 record.Fraser Valley Phantom hold down second spot.Kootenay resumes play Saturday, January 29 when the team plays host to Thompson-Okanagan Rockets at 3:30 p.m. in the Civic Centre Arena.The teams conclude the series Sunday, January 30 at 9 a.m. in the NDCC [email protected]
Kam Crawford pinched in from the point to slam home a rebound and allowed the Saints to score a 5-4 overtime victory over Thompson Rivers University Friday night in B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League action in Kamloops.”We had good efforts in the first and third periods but got away from working hard in our own zone in the second and paid for that,” said Saints head coach Jeff Dubois. “We put ourselves in a hole but battled back and got a big win on the road. We’ve come from behind late in games a few times this season and there’s a real belief with our group that we can get big goals when we need them.”After 40 minutes highlighted by close calls and missed opportunities, Selkirk College found themselves down a pair of goals on the road to Thompson Rivers University.But a third period rally fueled by goals from Ben Starbuck and Cody Fidgett sent the game to overtime before Crawford provided the heroics. TRU took the first lead of the night just three minutes into regulation when Jarrett Martin took advantage of a poor line change and beat Saints starter Stephen Wolff on a partial breakaway.But Selkirk bounced back minutes later when Jackson Garrett pounced on a rebound and grabbed their first lead of the night late in the first period when Jordan Wood scored shorthanded. The second period saw a series of defensive letdowns in the Selkirk zone and the WolfPack took full advantage, as Kevin Lourens and Jake Howardson each put home from close range following scrambles around the Saints’ crease.And a Colten DeFrias goal 90 seconds into the third period padded the TRU lead before Starbuck, on a power play, and Fidgett, off a nice feed from Jackson Garrett, drew the game level. Wolff picked up his fifth win in as many starts, stopping 30 shots on the night. TRU starter Riley Wall was named the game’s first star with a 50-save performance. Saints’ captain Jordan Wood scored once and added three assists, while linemates Garrett and Logan Proulx combined for another five points. Selkirk is back on the ice Saturday night when they host Simon Fraser University is a first vs. second place battle at the Castlegar Rec Complex. Faceoff is set for 7:30 PM.SAINTS NOTES: With the win on Friday, Selkirk can finish no lower than second in the league standings and is therefore assured of hosting a first round playoff series when the BCIHL postseason begins on March 8th. The top four regular season finishers qualify for the playoffs, with first playing fourth and second meeting third in the first round and winners advancing to the league finals, which will take place from March 15-17. Each playoff series is a best-of-three format.
Just when the so-called experts are ready to stick a fork in the Nelson Leafs the Heritage City franchise pulls out a big win.Michael Crawford scored the winning goal with 43 seconds remaining in the game to lift Nelson to a thrilling 4-3 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over the front-running Kamloops Storm Saturday in Spoolmak Country.Crawford’s marker was unassisted.A goal by Michael Rand midway through the third period had the teams thinking overtime was looming before Crawford stole the game away for Nelson.Tyler Fyfe and Leaf captain Aaron Dunlap, on the power play, also scored for Nelson, which led 1-0 after one period.Ian Chrystal, Mitch Friesen, both on the power play, and Ryan Keis scored for Kamloops. The host Storm outshot the Leafs 47-36 including a 21-10 margin in the third period when Leaf netminder Adam Maida played solid between the pipes to keep Nelson in the game.The win evened Nelson’s road trip through the Okanagan Shuswap Conference.Friday, Chase Heat scored a 4-1 win over Nelson.The Heat scored three times in the third period to break open a close 1-1 game.Matt MacDonald, on the power play, scored the lone goal for Nelson.Kaleb Boyle, Kolten Moore, with two goals, and Logan Mostat scored for Chase.Nelson now travels to Grand Forks Friday before concluding the regular season Sunday against Castlegar Rebels at 2:30 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.The fourth-place Leafs are tentatively is scheduled to meet defending KIJHL, Cyclone Taylor and Keystone Cup champion Beaver Valley in the first round of the Murdoch Division playoffs.Nelson trails Spokane Braves by two points in Murdoch standings. However, the Braves have played one less game than Nelson.Spokane travels to Grand Forks Tuesday before concluding the season with road games in Sicamous and Kamloops.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Chris ClaytonDTN Ag Policy EditorTANGARA, Brazil (DTN) — A tour bus full of Americans bounces like a carnival ride traveling downhill, coming off a plateau on a narrow clay, unsurfaced and seemingly unmaintained road in the middle of a steady downpour while maneuvering around semi-trucks likely loaded with soybeans going the opposite direction.It’s just another afternoon during harvest in Mato Grosso in Brazil.Mato Grosso has some farming advantages, such as its vast acreage — the state is the size of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska and Ohio combined (with room to squeeze in Delaware and Rhode Island). Also, Mato Grosso farmers can grow soybeans in the rainy season, then plant a summer crop like corn, cotton or sunflowers.Agriculture, after all, makes up 75% of the economy of Mato Grosso.Nevertheless, the Achilles heel in Mato Grosso is infrastructure for all those crops and livestock. And, for all its size, Mato Grosso lacks people and overall tax base with a population of just 3.4 million, of which more than 600,000 live in and around the city of Cuiaba.The Institute for Mato Grosso Economics of Agriculture (IMEA) projects it costs $80.51 a ton to get most soybeans and grains to port for farmers in the state. That equals roughly $2.20 for each bushel of beans.Mato Grosso farmers take significant basis discounts because roughly 60% of Mato Grosso’s soybeans, more than 700 million bushels, go direct to export at ports that can be 1,800 kilometers (1,118 miles) away. With the wait time at port, it’s a seven-day round trip for each semi-load of beans, typically two 25-metric-ton trailers of beans, or roughly 1,836 bushels each trip.FREIGHT CHALLENGE“Freight is a challenge every year, and it takes up to 30% of our prices compared to the price at the port,” said Ricardo Silva, a farmer near Tangara in south-central Mato Grosso.Trucks hauling beans dominate the roadways. That gave truckers enough influence last year to halt traffic throughout the country last May and early June as truckers demanded higher pay to go along with higher diesel prices. Just as Brazilian farmers were getting more for their beans because the U.S-China dispute was heating up, the trucker strike took some of that away. While truckers are still waiting for legislation to confirm their gains from the successful strike, some of the largest commodity haulers such as Amaggi Group, Cargill and others started buying trucks and increasing company-owned trucking fleets. Amaggi ordered 300 new trucks in December.Mato Grosso has one railroad that runs from Rondonopolis in the southeast corner of the state to the Santos Port at Sao Paulo. There are always discussions about carving out other major rail lines, and “planned” expansions show other future links to a major north-south rail line east of Mato Grosso owned by the mining company Vale SA, which runs to ports in both the Amazon to the north and in southern Brazil. Vale SA had been looking to run a rail line through Mato Grosso, but those plans are now likely derailed after a mining dam accident in December that will likely be costly for the mining company financially.The Brazilian government also has been working for years to build a 1,100-km (683-mile) railroad, Ferrograo, which would run from Mato Grosso to the Miritituba Port in Para State on the Tapajos River. Both a group of U.S. and Brazilian agribusinesses were bidding for the project, estimated to cost $4.3 billion, as were state-owned Chinese firms. Reuters reported last month that the Brazilian government wants to have the Ferrograo railroad bid out late this year or early 2020. It will take at least 10 years to build.DISAPPOINTMENT IN GOVERNMENTAntonio Cesar Brolio, president of the Rural Syndicate, a Farm Bureau-type organization in Brazil, in Campo Novo de Parecis expressed disappointment in the Mato Grosso state government over its lack of action on infrastructure. The state implemented a tax on farmers specifically for infrastructure improvement, but then the state government diverts roughly 30% of the revenues to deal with other funding issues outside of infrastructure. The tax revenue also goes up with higher production.“We would like to see the money we are paying the tax used for infrastructure as was promised in the beginning,” Brolio said.Silva added, “We have some anger at the state government but (are) confident the federal government will focus on infrastructure.”BR 163 is the main north-south highway splitting Mato Grosso, but even it has areas that need completing to connect the state’s trucking system. Earlier this month, the new minister of infrastructure emphasized that the new government under President Jair Bolsonaro will finish a 50-km (31-mile) stretch of Highway BR 163 from Sinop, Mato Grosso, to Miritituba Port, by the Tapajos River. It is sometimes called the Itaituba Port, a city on the other side of the Tapajos River, but it is the same port.“Last week, the new minister of infrastructure — he’s a guy we know from Mato Grosso and he knows what he’s doing — he rode in a truck and said he would have the army pave the last 50 km this year,” Silva said. “That is the promise of this new government and we are very confident.”Farmers in other parts of Brazil may not have the scale of production they do in Mato Grosso, but they do not bear as much of the transportation cost. Domingos Trevisan, who manages a 1,768-hectare (4,367-acre) farm near Itaipulandia in Parana state, told DTN that buyers come to his farm to pick up soybeans and corn that typically goes to port about 700 km away. His basis, though, is narrower, normally running about 10% to 15% under the prices on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange for the front month. Parana, with a larger population base and tourism, also has a more modern overall road system than much of Mato Grosso.“We don’t have the kind of road issues they have in Mato Grosso,” Trevisan said.Mike Steenhoek, executive director of the Iowa-based Soybean Transportation Coalition, noted Brazil has a long track record of intentions not becoming outcomes. But it’s apparent if Brazil wants to give a shot of economic boost to the rural areas of their country, the odds of success with infrastructure are high if Mato Grosso farmers can be linked to more ports.“All they have to do is make progress and our competitive advantage starts to erode,” Steenhoek said.Chris Clayton can be reached at [email protected] him on Twitter @ChrisClaytonDTN(ES/AG)© Copyright 2019 DTN/The Progressive Farmer. All rights reserved.
TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Juventus to slap in immediate bid for Arsenal midfielder Ramseyby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveJuventus are pushing Arsenal to cough up Aaron Ramsey this month.Off contract in June, Ramsey has already settled pre-contract terms with Juve, according to Italian media sources. However, Juve chief Fabio Paratici wants to bring the deal forward and sign the Welshman immediately.Corriere dello Sport says Juve intend to offer €5m to Arsenal to convince them to sell.But Gunners manager Unai Emery could prove an obstacle as he doesn’t want to lose Ramsey until the end of the season.“I want him in the present with us,” said Emery on Thursday.“At the end of the season is the moment he can go to one team or another team.”
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Norwich defender Timm Klose: Booze and smoking almost blew careerby Paul Vegas12 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveNorwich City defender Timm Klose admits he almost blew his chance of a pro career due to his lifestyle as a teenager.Klose says moving to Germany transformed his life.He recalled to his club’s TV channel: “When I was 13 I still didn’t know what I would do in my life and even though I came from a very healthy family, I encountered several problems. “I had many older friends who drank and smoked and I, despite being a bad idea, decided to follow them. I clearly dreamed of becoming a professional footballer and in those years I played in the Basel youth teams, but I also spent most of my time between alcohol and smoking. “I lived a parallel reality, I didn’t really understand what was happening to me. One night I almost had a heart attack lying on a bench in a park near the lake. I don’t remember where I was exactly. The next morning alone and it was a shock, only later, when I reached the age of 16, did I meet my wife and move to Nuremberg to find support of a mental coach that I still hear from today.”
Napoli president De Laurentiis mocks Juventus, Inter Milan spendingby Carlos Volcano6 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveNapoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has taken aim at their Serie A rivals.ADL says they can be proud of the way they’ve progressed.“Our objectives are always the same: achieving the maximum, in the League, Coppa Italia and Champions League. We can’t do more than that,” he told Corriere dello Sport.“We’re doing this through intelligent management, which produces a positive balance, because we can’t go in the red.“That’s the reality: we’re not allowed to get into debt. This Napoli have had an international-calibre Coach like Benitez and now one with a universal profile like Ancelotti.“We haven’t missed anything. I’m a football industrialist, like it or not but that’s how it goes.“I have to combine the factors of production with economic ones. With Mazzarri, we got into the Champions League with a wage bill of €35m.“Now we can say it has quadrupled. Juve and Inter got themselves into debt, Milan are on the brink and we’ve always been righteous and competitive.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
Trevon GrimesOhio State is the football program five-star wide receiver Trevon Grimes should commit to, according to his Twitter followers. The 6-foot-3, 202-pound prospect out of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. has a final six of: Alabama, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Miami and Ohio State. The No. 5 WR in the 2017 class took to Twitter late Wednesday evening to ask his followers which of the schools he should commit to. The results:— GrimeTime™ (@TrevonGrimes7) June 16, 2016 pt 2— GrimeTime™ (@TrevonGrimes7) June 16, 2016Grimes, the No. 29 player in the class, will be committing in August. Ohio State is believed to be the favorite to land the St. Thomas Aquinas product.
APTN National NewsGARDEN RIVER FIRST NATION, Ont.-Anishinabe leaders in Ontario are planning a traffic slowdown and a brief highway blockade for Monday to remind the federal government First Nations communities need to be consulted on any planned reforms to First Nations education, says Garden River band Coun. Darrell Boissoneau.Boissoneau said there is growing concern among leaders in the Anishinabek Grand Council that the federal government is planning to centralize control over First Nations education with a third-party agency without first consulting with First Nations communities.“We need to be consulted, to have input,” said Boissoneau.Garden River is hosting the Anishinabek Grand Council meeting on Monday and the planned rally and action on Hwy 17 is planned for between 10 a.m. to 12 a.m.Boissoneau said Assembly of First Nations national Chief Shawn Atleo is expect to attend the rally and be a keynote speaker.Boissoneau said a brief shutdown of the highway may be necessary to accommodate the planned rally speeches.“Too many of our young people feel powerless over their own futures as they are caught in the ditches of welfare dependency and despair. The current education system is failing our youth,” said Garden River Chief Lyle Sayers, in a statement. “Quality culture-based education is the key to addressing the educational achievement gap. Changes to First Nations education require meaningful First Nation consultation.”