first_imgGeorge Groves believes he is on the verge of a world title shot following Saturday’s impressive victory at the O2 Arena.Groves’ fifth-round demolition of Noe Gonzalez maintained the Hammersmith super-middleweight’s unbeaten record in fine style.And it kept him on course for a world title challenge later this year, with IBF champion Carl Froch and WBO title holder Robert Stieglitz among those touted as possible opponents despite Groves’ relative inexperience.“People like Carl Froch are world champions and have been world champions for a long time so I understand why people think that I’m not quite there,” said Groves.“But I’m ranked number one with WBO, number two with WBA, number three with WBC so there aren’t that many guys in front of me and when they do put guys in front of me, I put them asleep.” See also:Booth rules out Groves-Magee encounterDeGale wants Groves clash at Loftus RoadFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

first_imgArcata >> It’s been nearly four years since Robin Guiver has occupied one of the ball buckets that coaches sit on outside of the home dugout at the Arcata Ball Park.Come Thursday, he’ll be moving over one spot in the pecking order.With the opening of the Humboldt Crabs’ 2017 season against the Rockville RockHounds at 7 p.m. tonight in Arcata also means the start of Guiver’s reign as manager of America’s longest continuously-running summer collegiate baseball team.“On paper, we’ve got some …last_img

first_img9 May 2011Two of South Africa’s top road cycling professionals, Neil MacDonald and Waylon Woolcock of Team Bonitas, made an impressive entry into the mountain bike racing category when they won six stages and the overall title at the 2011 Fairbairn Capital Old Mutual joBerg2c mountain bike stage race, which ended on Saturday.The nine-day, 910 kilometre race, which started just south of Johannesburg and finished on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast in Scottburgh, was the first mountain bike race for Team RE:CM, the sister outfit to Team Bonitas, both owned by South African cycling legend, Malcolm Lange.Woolcock and MacDonald, both experienced road cycling stage race specialists, went into the event as underdogs and an unknown factor. But they didn’t waste any time showing their potential when they won the first racing stage on day two and in the process claimed the overall lead.Lost the leadBut two days later they lost their lead to FedGroup Berg & Bush’s pair of Brandon Stewart and Darren Lill, who won the 125km fourth stage, putting just over a minute into Team RE:CM.Stewart, one of South Africa’s most experienced mountain bike stage racers and Lill, the current South African road champion, appeared to be in control and spent the next few days defending their lead and forcing Woolcock and MacDonald to be the aggressors.For newcomers to mountain bike stage racing, Team RE:CM certainly rode with a combination of determination and maturity, attacking the race leaders at every opportunity and out-sprinting them consistently to collect a string of stage wins.ResignedOn Thursday, after having won their fifth stage out of a possible six and with just two days remaining, Woolcock and MacDonald were all but resigned to the fact that any chance of overall victory was extremely slim. But on Friday’s penultimate stage they discovered one of mountain bike racing’s ubiquitous companions, Lady Luck.After having been dropped by Stewart and Lill early on the 99 kilometre stage through the Umkomaas Valley, Woolcock and MacDonald passed the FedGroup Berg & Bush pair just before halfway after they’d been halted by a cut tyre.The tyre continued to be problem once they got going again and ultimately cost Stewart and Lill over 25 minutes and the possibility of overall victory as the Team RE:CM pair powered away to win their sixth stage and opened up a substantial overall lead with one stage remaining.Victory processionThe final 85 kilometre stage, which finished on the beach in Scottburgh, was as close to a victory procession as one can get for the Team RE:CM pair, who finished in the front pack and watched Lill and Stewart claim a consolation stage win and secure second place overall.“We decided at the start to race conservatively, both from an energy expenditure perspective and a racing strategy perspective and it paid off,” smiled Woolcock, whose longest mountain bike race previously was the 100 kilometre Crater Cruise, largely a dirt-road race.“Even our equipment was on the conservative side. We chose more robust tyres, which were maybe half a kilogram heavier in total than those of some of our rivals, but we never had one puncture. And in the end, the final race result was decided by a tyre problem.‘A bit unexpected’“Winning the race was a bit unexpected,” admitted MacDonald. “But we certainly showed with all the stage wins that we were worthy contenders for a final podium place.“It’s not ideal for Brandon and Darren to have lost the race the way they did and I do feel sorry for them. But as I’ve come to learn quite quickly, that’s one of the things that define a mountain bike race – nothing is certain until the very end.”Team owner Malcolm Lange was understandably thrilled at Team RE:CM’s success. “I’m very chuffed,” he smiled.“I’ve been racing alongside Neil for many years on the road and he was always so effective over cobbled roads in Europe, so it doesn’t surprise me that he’s taken so well to mountain bike racing. For Waylon it was obviously a whole new experience, but he really adapted quickly.“I’m very proud of what they achieved. A dream start for Team RE:CM!”SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

first_imgThe humpback dolphin is named for the conspicuous raised part of its back. (Image: Whale and Dolphin Conservation            Society) MEDIA CONTACTS • Dr Stephanie Plön  Marine mammal scientist, Bayworld  +27 41 5840650 RELATED ARTICLES • Centre for the protection of penguins • A hefty boost for conservation • Raggies to help shark conservation • Blue Flag beaches for holiday seasonEmily van RijswijckThe Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality (NMBM) in the Eastern Cape is working on improving safety for all beach users and, in doing so, creating a safer environment for the elusive, shore-loving humpback dolphin.The Beachfront Aquatic Safety Zones proposed by the city’s Department of Public Health are geared to creating dedicated, formalised play zones for personal watercraft such as jet skis and rubber ducks.Because the craft pose safety threats to swimmers and other sea users their use has, up to now, been limited to certain areas, but the arrangement has been informal and, largely, seasonal. The new regulations will enforce the limitations at all times.It is not only humans who are under threat from noisy sea vehicles. Studies have found that the high pitch of the engines of motorised craft disturbs marine wildlife, particularly whales and dolphins.While the municipality confirmed that it will re-examine the feasibility of creating a dedicated marine sanctuary in Algoa Bay, a suggestion that has been made in the past, it is unlikely to take such a decision any time soon.Instead, it will limit the use of motorised watercraft in certain areas and, in so doing, enhance the environment for marine wildlife. The municipality hopes that in time strict management will create a safe sanctuary not only for the many swimmers, surfers and paddle skiers who make use of the bay, but also for vulnerable species.The proposal will be put to the council at the end of March, after which it will go through the obligatory public participation process, before being formalised.The proposed motorised watercraft areas are at King’s Beach, north of the power craft launch point and south of the surfing area known as The Fence; the area between Hobie Beach and Barneys; and the area at Millers Beach, provided there are no surfers there.Protecting marine wildlifePods of dolphins – both the more common bottlenose (found in bigger groups) and the rarer Indian humpback (in very small groups), who use the shallow water around the reef areas of Algoa Bay for social interaction and feeding – are a common sight in the bay and can be observed easily as they often feed and play close to land, says Dr Stephanie Plön, marine mammal scientist based at Bayworld Museum in Port Elizabeth.Another attraction is the rare and equally vulnerable African penguin – St Croix Island near Port Elizabeth is home to the biggest colony of these birds.Research on the humpback, undertaken by one of Plön’s students, has revealed recent behavioural changes in the dolphins and a decrease in the size of their groups.“Humpbacks are very rare and very prone to human disturbance. Where before groups of seven members were common, this has now halved, and these dolphins also appear to be feeding less and traveling more,” says Plön.Similar behavioural changes, observed by scientists studying the African penguin, are the result of a lack of food.Humpback dolphin trailA little more than a year ago the NMBM completed the construction of a dedicated humpback dolphin trail running from Pollock Beach in the northwest to Flat Rock to the south.The beautiful raised walkway, constructed from hardy recycled plastic, runs along the edge of the beach, with the natural dune habitat kept intact.Offering an easy 2.3 km walk in one direction, the development also includes a cycle or skateboard track and is well lit at night.Public information boards with colourful depictions of common species to look out for can be seen along the way.last_img read more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The National Dairy Shrine recently announced the recipients of scholarships for 2019, including the $1000 scholarships given in honor of Maurice Core, the long-time Executive Secretary of the American Jersey Cattle Association, and former Executive Director of the National Dairy Shrine. The funds for this award were donated by the friends of Maurice Core. The Core Scholarships are given to freshman status students working toward a degree in dairy/animal science or related majors. Among those recipients is Sarah Lehner of Delaware, Ohio who is a student at the Ohio State University majoring in Animal Science and Agribusiness Economics.The National Dairy Shrine is providing 40 scholarships worth $47,000 to students around the country this year.last_img read more

first_imgSlavisa Jokanovic told the press that his players still need time to work details out, but he believes in them ahead of Saturday’s clashFor Fulham boss Salvisa Jokanovic, Saturday’s match against Tottenham Hotspur would be a great test for his players.The newly promoted club lost 2-0 at home to Crystal Palace on their first game of the season.And now, they want to rebound back to a victory.“We have many new players and will need time. We worked well this week, building our spirit and working on the way we want to play football,” Jokanovic told the press as reported by Sky Sports.“We are returning to Wembley as a Premier League team. An amazing and great challenge is ahead of us, and we will do our best to fight for the points.”Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedSolskjaer praises Harry Maguire after Man United’s 1-0 win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer singled out Harry Maguire for praise after helping Manchester United keep a clean sheet in their 1-0 win over Leicester City.“It’s a great opportunity. We have fought for the opportunity to play against teams like Spurs,” he said.“We have experience playing against them in the FA Cup a year ago and it wasn’t an easy day for us. But they haven’t changed much and we might see a similar starting 11 for Spurs.”[email protected]: “We have many new players and will need time. We worked well this week, building our spirit and working on the way we want to play football.”— Fulham Football Club (@FulhamFC) August 16, 2018last_img read more

first_img KUSI Newsroom Posted: January 16, 2018 January 16, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsThe business community in San Diego is optimistic about the economy as we start the new year.KUSI was joined by Jerry Sanders — president and CEO of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce — and Tom Wornham — president and CEO of San Diego Private Bank — with more on what we can expect in 2018. Business community expectations in San Diego for start of 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: Jerry Sanders, San Diego Business Forecast, Tom Wornham FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more

first_img May 31, 2018 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Updated: 5:24 PM City leaders announce proposed restrictions on foam containers Ed Lenderman, center_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (CNS) – City Councilman Chris Ward today introduced a proposal to ban products made with Styrofoam, or expanded polystyrene, in San Diego, citing adverse effects on local waterways and the coastline.The proposal would restrict the sale and distribution of food service wares, fish and meat trays, egg cartons, coolers and beach toys made with expanded polystyrene, also called EPS. Take-out food containers made with the plastic foam would also become restricted.EPS threatens the health of San Diegans, wildlife and critical industries, Ward said at a news conference, where he was flanked by City Councilwoman Barbara Bry, environmental advocates and business leaders.“It’s time San Diego joins over a hundred cities throughout California that have already banned these harmful environmental pollutants and moves forward toward a more sustainable future,” he said.EPS doesn’t biodegrade for hundreds of years. Instead, it “photodegrades,” breaking down into small pieces that marine wildlife mistake for food.The material is one of the most abundant forms of marine and terrestrial litter.“Our growing reliance on disposable plastic to fuel our `culture of convenience’ is not without cost. Globally, an average of eight million tons of plastic ends up in the ocean,” said Roger Kube, a policy adviser with the 5 Gyres Institute. “Once there, sunlight and currents shred plastic debris into smaller particles called microplastics, which absorb and concentrate toxic chemicals up the marine food chain and into our bodies. From plankton to fish, and to humans that eat seafood, plastic pollution is changing the very chemistry of life.”Volunteers with the Surfrider Foundation collected 12,575 pieces of EPS-related waste from local beaches in 2017, according to Michael Torti, executive committee chair of the environmental advocacy nonprofit’s San Diego chapter.The ordinance introduced Thursday would mandate the city’s Environmental Services Department to provide a list of safe and affordable alternatives to EPS products. Staff would also develop a process to phase implementation of new rules to limit the impact on small businesses.In a formal memo, Ward requested the City Council’s Rules Committee consider his proposed ordinance. Posted: May 31, 2018 Ed Lenderman last_img