Castle Bruce badly affected by landslides

first_img Share LocalNews Castle Bruce badly affected by landslides by: – November 30, 2011 Share 37 Views   no discussions Tweetcenter_img Share Parliamentary Representative of the Castle Bruce Constituency, Johnson DrigoParliamentary Representative of the Castle Bruce Constituency Johnson Drigo has described the situation in that constituency as an absolute disaster after heavy rainfall over the weekend and earlier this week caused several landslides and damage to families and land owners.“I walked this morning from Moopoo and made my way up to Petit Soufriere and there have been at least ten major landslides. The ministry of public works mobilized heavy equipment and we are in the process of clearing these landslides but I believe it will take us more than two days before we will be all clear,” he said.He also says at least three families had to be evacuated after their homes were damaged by landslides. “Some of the villagers had landslides entering into their homes and its absolute disaster in the area. I can also report that in Good Hope landslides have taken quite a bit of farm land and have caused damage to some homes as well. As I speak there is no electricity and no water and I can report that one of DOWASCO’s men reported that river has taken one of the main pipe,” he said.Meantime he says the various councils in the communities have been working towards assisting some community members who have been displaced.Dominica Vibes News Sharing is caring!last_img read more

Xhaka reveals how Arteta turned his Arsenal career around

first_img The Swiss international was stripped of the captaincy after an altercation with the Arsenal fans during their 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace in October. Xhaka’s agent Jose Noguera revealed that his client had agreed a deal with Bundesliga side Hertha Berlin for a January transfer, but the move failed to materialise.Having been frozen out by Unai Emery, Xhaka was initially reintegrated by interim boss Freddie Ljungberg before Arteta made a point of highlighting his importance.The 27-year-old told Arsenal.com: ‘I have to smile a little bit because I am very, very happy to be back and to enjoy what I love the most: playing for this club and playing football.‘I had a very, very good meeting with him [Arteta] three days after he came into this club. He told me a lot of things and I was very open with him and he was very open with me.‘And now we are here, we are both very happy to bring this club to where they have to be.’Arteta has impressed in his first 10 games in charge of his former side, winning four and keeping five clean sheets.Gunners players have been united in their praise of the 37-year-old head coach, with defender David Luiz saying he has brought the fun back to playing for Arsenal Xhaka echoes the Brazilian defender’s commendation, he added: ‘It’s always good when the coach can protect you and he speaks openly with me and the players. Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka admits boss Mikel Arteta convinced him to stay at the club and he is now ‘very happy’ to be back in the team.Advertisement Read Also: Serie A: Inter Milan game among three postponed over coronavirus fears‘Each training we learn a lot from him. He speaks a lot to me where to stay where to be and I want to give back every match every training.‘He knows exactly how he wants to play and the mentality of him is exactly what I want as well.‘He wants discipline, he wants character and he wants spirit.’FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Loading… Promoted ContentBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesWhat’s Up With All The Female Remakes?8 Shows That Went From “Funny” To “Why Am I Watching This”Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Mind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It Appearedlast_img read more

Man Utd support players’ anti-racism statement

first_imgManchester United have given its full support to a powerful statement against racism made by players from all 20 Premier League clubs and backed plans to display anti-racism messages on club shirts when games resume next week. This symbol is a sign of unity from all Players, all Staff, all Clubs, all Match Officials and the Premier League #blacklivesmatter #playerstogether The Premier League said it supports a request from the players to have their names replaced by ‘Black Lives Matter’ on the back of their shirts for the first 12 matches of the restarted 2019/20 season, which is scheduled to resume on 17 June. read also:Fernandes ‘misses penalty’ as Man Utd lose to West Brom A Black Lives Matter logo will also feature on shirts for the remainder of the season, along with a badge thanking the NHS for their work during the COVID-19 crisis. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks6 TV Shows That Got Better After A Major Character Had Left10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By Odeith6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More10 Legendary Movies To Learn History FromIs This The Most Delicious Food In The World?The Best Cars Of All Time In a joint-statement, Premier League players said: “We, the players, stand together with the singular objective of eradicating racial prejudice wherever it exists, to bring about a global society of inclusion, respect, and equal opportunities for all, regardless of their colour or creed.” We, the Players, stand together with the singular objective of eradicating racial prejudice wherever it exists, to bring about a global society of inclusion, respect, and equal opportunities for All, regardless of their colour or creed.Advertisement Loading… last_img read more

Hotel employee sentenced for the murder of a Florida woman

first_imgA hotel security guard in Costa Rica has been sentenced to 16-years behind bars for the murder of a South Florida woman.Bismark Espinoza Martínez was sentenced Monday after investigators found that he was responsible for the death of Carla Stefaniak, an insurance agent from Hallandale Beach, Florida.Authorities say Sefaniak was visiting the Villa Le Mas hotel in Escazu for a day to celebrate her 36th birthday with her sister-in-law. Stefaniak’s sister-in-law left the same day while Stefaniak was scheduled to leave the next day.  Stefaniak, however,  never made her flight.  Her body was eventually found on Dec. 3, 2018 buried in a shallow grave.Stefaniak’s family says that she communicated with them throughout the trip up until 8pm the day before she disappeared. The 36-year-old told her family that she felt like the place was sketchy and that she was going to ask the guard for some water.That was the last time they heard from her.Investigators found that Martínez used his position to enter Stefaniak’s room where he then killed her.Autopsy reports stated that Stefaniak suffered blunt force wound to the head and that she had cuts on the neck and arms.When investigators quested Martínez, he lied and told that that he witnessed Stefaniak leave the hotel on her own accord on the day of her flight.It wasn’t until later that a witness came forward and told investigators that Martínez admitted to them that he killed Stefaniak.Stefaniak’s family asked for Martínez to be sentenced to the maxim term of 50-years behind bars while Costa Rican prosecutors asked for an 18- year sentence. Martínez was later sentenced to 16 years by a judge.Martínez was also absolved of robbery charges that were connected to the case.Airbnb, the avenue that Stefaniak booked the hotel through, was fined the equivalent of about $53,000 for the incident.last_img read more

Table-toppers Warriors battle Tallawhas at Providence tonight

first_imgBy Rajiv BisnauthTHE high-flying Guyana Amazon Warriors will take on the Chadwick Walton-led Jamaica Tallawahs this evening from 18:00hrs at the Guyana National Stadium in Match 29 of the Hero Caribbean Premier League.The Amazon Warriors, last year’s runners-up, have established themselves as firm contenders for the title, with a record, eight straight complete performances to lead the points table with 18 points, and a net run rate of 1.598.One of the main reasons for Guyana’s great showing has been their potent batting line-up of their own but their bowling unit looks light on genuine talent which could open the door for the Amazon Warriors to capitalise and make it nine wins from nine games this evening.The spin-trio of Chris Green, Imran Tahir and Qais Ahmed have all proved to be major threats in this tournament and they supplement the likes of Romario Shepherd and Keemo Paul in what is one of the best bowling attacks in the tournament.The batting remains formidable also as they bat deeper than most teams and after winning all of their matches so far, there is little reason for them to make any unforced changes to their team.With a 100% winning record, Warriors will be keen to extend this run, and at the post-match press conference yesterday at the Guyana Marriott Hotel, Guyana Amazon Warriors head coach Johan Botha said everyone is looking forward to the matches here. “Our aim is to go all the way, but we can’t look too far ahead, we want to continue to play good cricket … we want to compete with Jamaica tomorrow (today). We still respect them as a team, obviously they have a good team, but things haven’t gone the way they had wanted, but we still want to keep playing the way we played, and as I said we are looking forward to playing at home again,” Botha, the former South Africa spinner stated.On the other hand, despite just playing for pride, Tallawahs will hope to finish on a high, a task which will be difficult to accomplish.Having put up totals of 167, 241, 170 and 226, albeit in losing efforts this season, the two-time champions lost seven of their nine games, their worst-ever tournament.This is the first time in the history of the CPL that the Tallawahs are missing out on a playoff berth. They have four points so far, and a win tonight seems a tough task against Amazon Warriors, who look to have very few chinks in their armour, with only complacency a threat to them right now, and even still they have so much depth that they can afford for some players not to perform.Unless the Tallawahs can raise their performance levels, Amazon Warriors should pick up a ninth consecutive win here.While accepting that the season has not been the greatest campagain for Tallawahs, head coach Donovan Miller said his team is looking forward to the clash.last_img read more

Arsene Wenger: The Brilliant Revolutionary Takes a Bow Â

first_imgArsenal fans soon changed the famous placard- ‘In Arsene we Trust’ to ‘Every Good Story has an End’ after Arsene Wenger’s 14 years was without a Premier League title, but his success and impact on English football however still made him one of the sport’s most significant personalities of the modern eraT he Arsene Wenger era – a story that started at Ewood Park against Blackburn Rovers on October 12, 1996,  is finally over after his decision to step down as Arsenal manager.Wenger’s name is synonymous with Arsenal after winning three Premier Leagues, a record seven FA Cups and six Charity/Community Shields, as well as overseeing the move from Highbury to Emirates Stadium in 2006, an arena that will stand as a monument to his achievements.The 68-year-old Frenchman, who won the league and FA Cup double in 1998 and 2002, has become an increasingly divisive figure among Arsenal fans, as the club have gone 14 years without a Premier League title, but his success and impact on English football has made him one of the sport’s most significant personalities of the modern era.Wenger signed a new two-year contract after beating Chelsea to win the FA Cup in 2017, but dismal league form – Arsenal are 14 points off a top-four place and have no away wins in 2018 – added to increasing fan discontent and declining attendances, making his departure inevitable.Wenger stuck to his principles even in the face of mounting criticism. But, ultimately, was he the manager who changed everything in English football and then paid the price for not changing himself?‘Arsene who?’ The French revolutionary“Arsene Who?” was one infamous headline that greeted Wenger’s arrival on his appointment after a 19-month spell at Nagoya Grampus Eight in Japan, having previously won Ligue 1 in France with a Monaco side boasting England international Glenn Hoddle.Arsenal season ticket holder and shareholder Darren Epstein, one of the most respected fan voices on Twitter with a following of 127,000, recalls: “Like most fans I’d never heard of him.“We didn’t have 24-hour news, live games from around Europe and, given that he was in Japan at the time, his profile was very low.”It soon became clear, however, that English football was witnessing the arrival of the man who would change the landscape forever with his approach to tactics, diet – instantly banning chocolate as a pre-match snack – and the culture of professional players.Former defender Martin Keown, who was in Wenger’s first Arsenal line-up, told BBC Sport: “My first thought on Arsene was: ‘Do nice guys win things?’“He would shake my hand three times in the morning.There was genuine warmth.”Daily Mirror chief football writer John Cross, author of Arsene Wenger: The Inside Story Of Arsenal Under Wenger, first covered the club for the Islington Gazette and has reported on his reign through 21 years as a national reporter.He said: “My reaction was like everyone else. It felt like Arsenal were taking a huge gamble in an era when foreign managers were almost unheard of. Let’s not forget he was the first foreign manager to win the Premier League.”Wenger, having replaced Bruce Rioch, would provide the answer to the doubters in the months ahead as he moulded the modern Arsenal on to the platform left behind by their former title-winning boss George Graham.The revolution was swiftly into full swing with scientific methods that would shape the Gunners’ success, starting with a Premier League title and FA Cup triumph in his first full season.Keown, who made 449 appearances for Arsenal, said: “Looking back, it was a good marriage of old and new. He thought I could play and would say, ‘Martin, you can pass the ball’, after I was told it was an area I was not great at.“The training sessions were different every day, always variation. We worked on clipping balls into players, movement, running off the ball. We did it without opposition – we used mannequins.“We’d never seen a mannequin before – most of the lads probably thought it was a brand of cigar.”Wenger made his changes, if not by stealth, then in a manner acceptable to players at a club with a well-known and publicised drinking culture.“Arsene came in at a time when players were ready to change,” said Keown, who had two spells at the club.“Arsene was clever in that he didn’t tell us to do things. He would bring in professionals to spread his message, otherwise it might have been like a child saying: ‘Oh, Dad, I’m fed up listening to you.’“He delegated well. There were lots of different messages from different professionals. There was a sports scientist talking about stretching, conditioning and training; a dietician doing blood tests; a doctor talking about the importance of vitamin C, iron and B12.“There were slogans like ‘chew to win’ and ‘sip to win’. We took the mick – but more significantly we took it on board.”“Arsene Who?” was putting Arsenal’s foundations in place and blazing a trail for foreign managers.Only two, Osvaldo Ardiles and Ruud Gullit, had worked in the Premier League before him – and he was to set the pace, template and trend for others.From Christian Gross arriving at Spurs in 1997 to Javi Gracia at Watford this season there have been 54 foreign coaches to manage at least one game in the Premier League since Wenger was appointed at Arsenal.Wenger will be remembered as the manager who opened the doors. Wenger’s glory years – the great alchemistWenger brought a golden age to Arsenal between 1998 and 2004, the early months of the 1996-97 season almost being used as a fact-finding mission for the era that culminated in “The Invincibles” going a 38-game Premier League season unbeaten to win the title 14 years ago.In the 30 league games of his first season, Wenger’s win ratio was only 46.7% – but 12 months later it had been transformed to a title-winning 60.5% as he proved himself to be the master of innovation, tactical mastery and alchemy.Wenger welded the steel of the Graham era, with the famous defence containing goalkeeper David Seaman, Keown, Tony Adams, Steve Bould, Lee Dixon and Nigel Winterburn on to new, emerging, world-class purchases.Midfielders Patrick Vieira and Emmanuel Petit were brought in, plus attacking talents Thierry Henry, Marc Overmars, Robert Pires and Nicolas Anelka – a 17-year-old signed from Paris St-Germain for £500,000 in February 1997 and sold to Real Madrid in the summer of 1999 for £22.3m.And he was, of course, bequeathed one of the greatest jewels of all in Dennis Bergkamp, who was signed by Rioch.“Arsene signed great players and then made them greater, which brought us that period of success,” added Keown. “Bruce Rioch thought that famous defence was finished, but they weren’t. We understood everyone else’s role and Arsene was clever enough to realise that element of management was being done for him on the pitch.“He will be seen as a great visionary and that was just a wonderful period when we were all part of a beautiful transformation.”Trophies were gathered ruthlessly but stylishly. Three league titles, including those domestic doubles in 1998 and 2002 and the start of that collection of seven FA Cups.Wenger’s initial win ratio started to rise, reaching a pinnacle of 68.4% in the title-winning seasons of 2001-02 and 2003-04.Epstein revelled in the joy of being an Arsenal supporter, enthralled by what Wenger produced, saying: “He mixed old Arsenal, tradition with a new way.“Despite popular belief, Arsenal were not boring under George Graham – but the difference was if we scored our defence would shut out the opposition, so that is initially what Arsene Wenger mixed.“It meant we had a core of players fans could relate to but who stayed in the team because they deserved to. He also brought teams together that were unbelievable to watch. We played Middlesbrough, Blackburn and Portsmouth, to name a few, whose fans applauded us off.”It was a potent mixture of new silk and old steel. Wenger had the materials when he arrived but his revolutionary approach, his ability to take the best of the old and blend it with his modern approach, turned it into a silver-lined Arsenal era.And what was this side like to face?Phil Neville was at the heart of some of the greatest physical, mental, tactical and technical battles amid the great rivalry between Manchester United and Arsenal.Recalling those encounters between Sir Alex Ferguson’s side and the one managed by his greatest threat, Wenger, the former United player told BBC Sport: “His teams were horrible to play against, absolutely horrible. And make no mistake that is praise not a criticism.“They were tough but technically superb. He inherited a dressing room with great characters who could all play and then signed more – and sometimes you need the characters more than talent.“He moulded them into even better characters and, more importantly, even better footballers. All of a sudden, the type of football they were playing was a mix between power, speed and subtlety.“My best memory of my career was the battles I had with Arsenal. They were so good we had to play differently against them. We had to change our tactics. We had to be aggressive on and off the ball. We had to disrupt the rhythm of Arsenal because if you let them get into a rhythm they were unstoppable. There were times when they did and they beat us easily.“They were Premier League games that were on a different level to any other Premier League game I’ve ever played in. These games were, in terms of level of quality, almost like a Champions League game – with that real eyeballs-out concentration.”It was an era with its lows, such as losing the 2000 Uefa Cup final on penalties to Galatasaray of Turkey after a goalless draw and the 2001 FA Cup final defeat by Liverpool – but few could have imagined the day of “The Invincibles” marked the beginning of the end of the glory years.The long road to declineWhen the 41-year-old Jose Mourinho swept into Stamford Bridge on 2 June 2004 and christened himself “The Special One”, it would have been hard to imagine his new rival Wenger would never win another Premier League.So was the arrival of the brash, outspoken, confrontational Mourinho – fresh from winning the Champions League with Porto – the day the success died for Wenger?Wenger, who was able to cope with the rivalry with Manchester United counterpart Ferguson, was suddenly trapped in a toxic relationship with a manager who got under his skin – and more significantly was in charge of a successful team that got the better of Arsenal.Wenger did not manage a league win in 12 meetings with Mourinho until Arsenal defeated Manchester United last May. When it counted, he did not come out on top.Wenger’s overall win ratio remained high – but Mourinho’s was better. The 2004-05 season was a perfect example. Arsenal delivered a 65.8% rate, only to be outdone by Chelsea’s remarkable 76.3% record as the title returned to Stamford Bridge for the first time in 50 years.The Frenchman could never reclaim the title he won regularly, taunted by Mourinho as a “voyeur” when it came to Chelsea’s successes and, most damningly, “a specialist in failure”.So was Mourinho the man who started the downfall that led to an increasingly outdated and outflanked Wenger?Wenger’s refusal to depart from his trusted methods saw him left behind, a decline underlined by the new Premier League breed of not just Mourinho – who returned after successes at Inter Milan and Real Madrid to win the title once more at Chelsea in 2015 – but coaches like Chelsea title-winner Antonio Conte, Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp, Tottenham’s Mauricio Pochettino and, of course, Pep Guardiola as he brought his purist, modern modus operandi to Manchester City.As Arsenal were outclassed in the 2018 Carabao Cup final by Guardiola’s City, the contrast in the technical areas was stark.Guardiola was the symbol of modernism, while Wenger looked tired and struggling for new inspiration.Brutally and ruthlessly, Guardiola looked like the man Wenger used to be.“Historically, people will look back on Jose coming in. Football moves very quickly,” said former Chelsea winger and BBC Sport analyst Pat Nevin.“The pace of change, particularly tactically, has been extraordinary over the past 10 or 15 years, arguably more than ever before.“It has adapted and changed, and people have adapted and changed with it. The thing about Arsene is that he has not really – so Jose Mourinho is a good point at which to start.“And when you have a new group like Conte, Guardiola and Klopp all arriving at the same time, as they did and with Pochettino putting his stamp on Spurs, it accentuates that and makes it more obvious. We can all see it. When Jose comes in, you think that’s a quantum leap. Arsene didn’t adapt to that level.” So was Wenger guilty of presiding over what ended as a damaging period of stagnation?“He did change everything and then stuck to his guns – but one man’s sticking to his guns is another man’s belligerence and unwillingness to change,” added Nevin.“They are both the same thing, just a different viewpoint on it. When you’re successful, it looks like the former. When you’re not, it’s the latter.“The question is whether he should have maybe left last year. If he wins the Europa League he has done the right thing in staying, but if he doesn’t, even losing in the final, then people will say he didn’t.”The once-visionary Wenger has maintained his fire still burns.But in his latter days the fires seemed to burn more fiercely in others – including Conte, in his first season at Chelsea at least, Klopp as he reinvigorates Liverpool, his rival Mauricio Pochettino at Spurs (although Wenger can point to greater recent successes in terms of trophies) and Guardiola.Wenger may not have lost his desire but was he the innovator and master of adaptation who eventually failed to adapt?Cross defends Wenger fiercely on this criticism.He said: “Along comes a new style with Klopp’s pressing, Conte’s wing-backs and defending. Do you honestly think that if we can see the difference, Arsene Wenger can’t? Some experts drive me mad ridiculing him, believing they know more. I actually applaud him for sticking to his principles.”– Culled from BBC SportsShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

IHOC : Orange continues goaltender rotation into conference play

first_img Published on December 7, 2011 at 12:00 pm As Kallie Billadeau prepared during practice this week for Syracuse’s conference opener against Robert Morris, the sophomore goaltender knew she would be a step ahead of the Colonials.‘Mentally, it has been nice to get that freshman year under my belt,’ Billadeau said. ‘I know this team. I know how they shoot, how they play, so it gives me that little bit of an edge.’The Orange (8-10) will need to rely on strong goalie play against an improved Robert Morris (10-2-1) team if it wants to steal two wins on the road and head into Winter Break with a .500 record. Head coach Paul Flanagan said he will continue to rotate Billadeau and Jenesica Drinkwater in net to keep things fresh between the pipes. The duo has built on solid freshman campaigns and will lead SU into conference play on Friday at 3 p.m. against Robert Morris in Moon Township, Pa. The two teams meet again Saturday at 2 p.m.Consistency in goal was a recurring theme as Syracuse went 2-0-2 against the Colonials last season. In the conference rivals’ first regular-season meeting at Tennity Ice Pavilion last January, Billadeau survived five power-play opportunities and only allowed one goal to help SU roll over RMU 5-2. The next day, Billadeau stepped up again, saving 29 shots — including 15 in the final period — to help the Orange hold on for a close 3-1 win.Drinkwater also made contributions between the pipes against Robert Morris, saving 36 shots in a 2-2 overtime tie Feb. 18.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWhen the Orange suits up this Friday, Billadeau will have an advantage over her opponent, something she didn’t have as an inexperienced starter last season. The goaltender said her three competitive starts against the Colonials last year gives her confidence heading into the weekend.‘(Robert Morris) is a great team, and they are even better this year,’ Billadeau said. ‘But we know we can play with these guys and that gives us some confidence.’Flanagan’s goalie play for both games this weekend will be crucial if SU wants to improve on its subpar road record. The Orange is 2-5 away from Tennity Ice Pavilion this season.Flanagan has rotated the goaltenders to eliminate the monotony of a single-goalie system and sustain an element of surprise.Senior goaltender Stephanie Jones, who plays sparingly, adds to that experienced group of goaltenders.‘(The rotation) keeps the three of them on their toes,’ Flanagan said. ‘We mix it up a little bit so we aren’t so predictable. It’s not any kind of mind game, but we have to keep them guessing a little bit so that they stay sharp and keep pushing each other.’With Billadeau and Drinkwater both scheduled to start a game this weekend, the sophomore goaltenders must be mentally prepared to face an aggressive Robert Morris power-play attack.The Colonials have converted more than 30 percent of their power-play opportunities this season, scoring 23 goals on 75 attempts. SU, in comparison, has just 10 goals on 78 attempts with an advantage.‘We always say your goaltender has to be your best penalty killer,’ Flanagan said. ‘Whoever is in net needs to play well, help us kill penalties and just be consistent.’The SU offensive attack, which scored a season-high six goals in a win against Lindenwood last Friday, is coming off arguably its most productive weekend of the season. Senior forward Megan Skelly said when Syracuse’s goaltending is strong, it motivates the offense to step up and play more aggressively.Flanagan agrees.‘Goaltending, like a pitcher or a quarterback, it’s just critical,’ he said.awmirmin@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Commentslast_img read more

Boy Scout completes dog run project at Huron Humane Society

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisAlpena — Saturday will be a day that lives in Boy Scout Michael Buchler’s memory for a long time.He officially completed his Eagle Scout Project, opening the ‘Pawing Around’ Dog Run Park at the Huron Humane Society. The dog run is meant for potential new owners to play with the dogs at the humane society before adopting them. That way, the person can experience the dog to see if it’s a good fit. The project took around two years to complete with plenty of setbacks and rejections along the way.“One of the first ones was that I couldn’t find a place to do it until the humane society,” said Buchler. “The second biggest one was about three inches down below me, it turns into solid limestone so we had to find a way to break that up so then we could put the post down to concrete them.”Over 400 hours went into the project. The future Eagle Scout can now breath a sign of relief after watching his dream come to life.“It felt very relieving and great at the same time because now that it’s finally open, now that it’s all done, all of the dogs in the humane society can use it to the fullest extent,” said Buchler.A ribbon cutting ceremony took place in the afternoon where Buchler read the letter he read to community members to gain support for opening the park. The letter touched the hearts of many and focused on his childhood battle with epilepsy.Buchler thanked all of his friends, families, and volunteers. Cookies and punch were provided and folks could bring their dogs to play in the brand new park.The dog run park will be open the same hours as the Huron Humane Society. For those hours, visit their website https://www.huronhumanesocietyinc.org/   AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Boy Scouts, Dog Run Park, Eagle Project, Huron Humane Society, Michael Buchler, Ribbon Cutting, WATZContinue ReadingPrevious Forgotten Eagles of Michigan Stop in AlpenaNext Motorcyclists take to the highways to raise awareness for homelessnesslast_img read more

Angels sticking with struggling José Suarez in the rotation

first_imgANAHEIM — A day after José Suarez allowed six runs in three innings — the shortest of his 11 big league starts — he was penciled back into the rotation for another turn on Saturday.Suarez’s rough outing against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday raised his ERA to 6.57. He has allowed at least four runs in his last three outings. Suarez, 21, has only had two games so far in which he’s pitched at least five innings and allowed three runs or fewer.Asked on Tuesday about Suarez’s status in the rotation, Manager Brad Ausmus said, essentially, that the Angels don’t have many choices.“Part of it is the pitching situation that we are in and the starters we have available,” Ausmus said. “We still have to have a starter out there every fifth day. We do want him to maintain his confidence and that can be difficult when you get hit around. But for the foreseeable future, he’s going to be in the rotation.” Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Ramírez, however, has still not shown the velocity that he had before he was hurt. In 2017, his breakthrough season as a starter with the Angels, his fastball averaged 95.5 mph. Since Ramírez returned, his fastball has averaged coming back from surgery, it’s been 91.0 mph.Asked whether Ramírez can be effective in the long run at that velocity, Ausmus said: “We’ll find out. I don’t think it’s a guarantee the velocity doesn’t come back either. It might not come back this year, but it might come back after an offseason, at least to what he was accustomed to before the surgery.”ALSONoé Ramírez, who has been out because of a viral infection, came through a simulated game without any issues on Tuesday. Ausmus said they will decide in the next day or so when to activate him. As soon as Ramírez is activated, he will need to serve his three-game suspension for hitting Jake Marisnick with a pitch. The Angels will have to play with 24 players for those three games…Related Articles Jaime Barría, who is currently in Triple-A, is not an option to take Suarez’s next turn because Barría was just optioned on Sunday, and he can’t come back in less than 10 days unless he’s replacing an injured player.Nick Tropeano started on Saturday for Salt Lake, so he could be rested enough to take Suarez’s turn if the Angels wanted to go that way. Tropeano has a 6.44 ERA in Salt Lake, and he’s allowed 15 runs in 13-2/3 innings in the majors this season.The Angels also could piece together a bullpen game using multi-inning relievers like Trevor Cahill and Taylor Cole, and then bring Barría back next week.Further complicating the Angels pitching plans, they have a doubleheader on Tuesday in Texas, so they’ll need an extra starter for one of those games.WAITING FOR VELOFive games into JC Ramírez’s return from Tommy John surgery, he has allowed four runs in eight innings. Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Adalberto Mejia was placed on the restricted list “to tend to a personal matter,” Ausmus said, without providing any further information. There is no timeframe for his return. Jake Jewell was recalled to take Mejia’s spot on the roster….The Angels optioned José Rodriguez, who had pitched four innings on Monday night. That created the opening for Griffin Canning to be activated from the injured list.UP NEXTAngels (LHP Dillon Peters, 2-1, 3.45) vs. Pirates (Chris Archer, 3-8, 5.23), 5:07 p.m., Fox Sports Westcenter_img Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more