Reno transforms Gold Coast castle from dated to lavish

first_imgThis Sanctuary Cove castle has undergone an amazing transformation over the past two years.IT resembles a modern-day castle with turret-style balconies and a stone path leading to the grand arched front door. The Sanctuary Cove mansion, which has hit the market with a $3 million price tag, may be fit for royalty now but it wasn’t always so palatial.Owners Matthew and Elena Harbottle have spent the past two years transforming the property from dated to lavish. The home before the renovation.They bought it in 2016 as a renovation project.“It was actually the first home that we saw when we were planning the move up to the Gold Coast from rural Victoria,” Mr Harbottle said.They fell in love with its design but Mr Harbottle said the bold colours were “all wrong”.“It was of a very specific taste,” he said.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa16 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoThe kitchen is much more versatile now. The perfect place to relax after a hard day. The foyer is a breath of fresh air. Before the renovation, it was dark and small.Mr Harbottle said his wife scoured the internet for inspiration that would help them breathe new life into the property.“She’s hit the nail on the head with an old-school Hamptons look,” he said.They wasted no time getting to work after moving in.“We’ve got two little boys under five years old and a labrador so it’s been pretty hectic,” Mr Harbottle said. The Harbottle family disliked the colours of the home when they bought it in 2016.“It is such a big house that we didn’t really know where to start.“We focused on the kids’ bedrooms first.”The renovation included removing a wall from the kitchen and building another to create a media room and library, and repainting and revarnishing all the wood throughout the home.Standout features include a detailed staircase, checkered flooring, a diamond-shaped skylight above the foyer, and a pool and spa overlooking the river.It also has a separate pool house.Mr Harbottle said it had been a labour of love and they were excited to start another renovation.“I think we’ll go on a holiday first and then regroup and go again,” he said. Matthew and Elena Harbottle moved from rural Victoria to renovate the home and the result is breathtaking. Matthew Harbottle with sons Jenson and Nico. Picture Glenn Hampsonlast_img read more

Cairns luxury property: 31 Gloucester St, Whitfield on the market

first_imgMore from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms2 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns2 days ago31 Gloucester St, Whitfield“This home is positioned close to the popular Edge Hill and Whitfield local cafes, restaurants and shops, the Cairns Botanical Gardens, the Tanks Precinct, the Arrow walking tracks, International and Domestic Airports, Cairns CBD and Esplanade,” Ms Edwards said.“For those who love cooking and entertaining, a central, well-appointed, large kitchen with quality stainless steel appliances, including gas cook top, granite bench tops, ample storage space and servery to the outdoor area will bring a smile to your face. 31 Gloucester St, WhitfieldSTYLISH, generous and spacious — this home in one of Cairns’ premier suburbs is guaranteed to have plenty of interest in coming weeks. With five-bedrooms, three-bathrooms, an office, three-car garage and a pool, the whole family will have room to move and, most importantly, relax.LJ Hooker Cairns Edge Hill agent Nadine Edwards said the exclusive, elevated home at 31 Gloucester St was in a sought-after part of Whitfield.Generous living areas across two levels extend to oversized outdoor entertainment areas which provide the ideal space to absorb the tranquil leafy surrounds and panoramic views. 31 Gloucester St, Whitfield“There is a media room which could also be a sixth bedroom and the master bedroom has a walk-in robe, ensuite and direct access to its own private balcony and heated spa.”In the yard, a stunning 13-metre Magna lap pool with a wet edge and waterfall is perfectly positioned adjacent to the downstairs entertainment area.Established tropical gardens with alfresco paved and timber areas and landscaped garden alcoves completes the lush atmosphere and ambience.The home is wired from smart technologies and includes a video intercom at the front entry, double car accommodation with remote control entry and internal access into the home.Solar panels, a GenSet switch to move electric power supply to and from the generator during a power outage and a seven station irrigation system complete the outstanding property package.last_img read more

USACE Completes Permit Decision for Kansas River Commercial Dredging

first_imgThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District, has completed the Record of Decision (ROD) for proposed commercial dredging permits on the Kansas River. Five applicants have received proposed permits to extract sand and gravel from the river by hydraulic dredging. The Corps regulates the proposed dredging under the authority of Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act.The permits would authorize the annual commercial dredging of up to 1.9 million total tons of aggregate from the river over the next five years, in compliance with the revised Regulatory Plan and special conditions minimizing and mitigating project-related impacts to the Kansas River.If accepted, commercial dredging permits for the Kansas River will be issued to Kaw Valley Companies, Inc., Holliday Sand and Gravel Company, and Masters Dredging in the Kansas City-Lawrence, Kansas area and Builders Choice Aggregates and LBB, LLC near Topeka, Kansas.Permitting involved a decision about whether the proposed work should be allowed to continue, be restricted in the amount or location and what other conditions are appropriate for the performance of this work. The Corps’ decisions to continue permitting commercial dredging on the Kansas River involve various levels of review, normally completed on a five-year cycle. An Environmental Impact Statement began in 2015 for the most recent review cycle.Under the proposed new permits, five commercial dredging companies would be authorized to extract up to a combined total of 1.9 million tons of aggregate per year from the Kansas River for the next five years.They are required to adhere to the special conditions of the permit authorizations, including compliance with the revised Regulatory Plan.The river bed will continue to be monitored every two years during the permit period by completion of channel cross-section surveying and data from those surveys will be used as part of the Regulatory Plan and for reevaluation prior to the issuance of any future permits for this type of dredging work.last_img read more

Coastal Contracts bags charter deals for two OSVs

first_imgSource: PixabayMalaysian marine services and vessel provider Coastal Contracts has been awarded charter contracts for two of its vessels. Coastal Contracts said in a Bursa Malaysia filing on Friday that its subsidiaries, Coastal Transport and Coastal International Marine, had won charter contracts for two units of offshore support vessels (OSVs).The company added that the contracts consist of a short-term contract and a long-term contract with a firm period of up to three years. The long-term contract has an extension option of up to a maximum of two years.The company has not provided any details regarding the value of the contracts nor the client.last_img read more

Bulldogs Tracksters Season Opener Results Against Wildcats

first_imgThe Batesville Boys and Girls Track team opened up their season last night hosting Franklin County. Despite the slight chill in the air, the weather was almost perfect for a track meet and many athletes took advantage of that. One in particular, RobertStrobel, who was outstanding in the pole vault as he broke the school record set back in 1992 (by his pole vault coach, Dave Bedel at 13’3″). Robert vaulted to 13’6″ and also had a great attempt at 14’0″! Congratulations Robert! The boys were victoriousscoring 84.5 points to FC’s 46.5. The girls, however, came up just short as FC got them by just 5 points, 68.5-63.5.We did bring home several blue ribbons throughout the night and they went to:Garrett Wagner-110H (14.79), 300m H (39.47)-both VERY close to the school recordCaleb Moster-1600m run (4:46.56), 800m run (2:10.44), 3200m run (10:30.47); Robert Strobel-pole vualt (13’6″); Morgan Meyer-high jump (4’8″); Sarah Poltrack -1600m run (5:45.47), 800m run (2:39.5); Haylee Harmeyer-400m dash (1:01.88)Emma Gausman-3200m run (12:35.2); 4 x 100m relay of Garrett Wagner, CJ Thomas, Robert Strobel, Gavin Koester (45.50); 4 x 400m relays of Ian Yorn, Quinten Gowdy, Gavin Koester, Garrett Wagner (3:42.03) and Liz Loichinger, Alison Muckerheide, Sarah Poltrack and Haylee Harmeyer (4:30.28); 4 x 800m relays of Quinten Gowdy, Adam Moster, Ian Yorn, Caleb Moster (8:48.06) and Mary Poltrack, Liz Loichinger, Emma Gausman and Sarah Poltrack (10:27.49).2nd place ribbons went to:  Ben Krieg-discus; Peyton Meyer-high jump; Jon Kurtz -shot put; Chris Laymon-long jump; Nathan Bedel-pole vault; Trevor Gartenman-110 hurdles; Adam Moster-1600 run and 3200m run; Henry Lipinski-300m hurdles; Quinten Gowdy-800m run; Gavin Koester-200m dash; Katherine Roell-shot put; Stephanie Nobbe-pole vault, 100m dash, 200m dash; Liz Loichinger-1600m run and 800m run; Audrey Maupin-300m hurdles; Mary Poltrack-3200m run.3rd place ribbons were:  Jon Kurtz-discus; Josh Nobbe-long jump; Nathan Bedel-110 hurldes; Gavin Koester-100m dash; Quinten Gowdy-1600m run; Ian Yorn-400m dash; Peyton Meyer-200m dash; Alison Muckerheide-long jump and 200m dash; Melanie Werner-pole vault; Katherine Roell-discus; Morgan Meyer-100m dash.Congratulations Bulldogs! Next meet is Thursday at home again as Batesville will host Lawrenceburg. Field events begin at 5pm and running events at 5:30.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Lisa Gausman.last_img read more

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings Through July 14

first_imgXtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds – 1. Jordan Grabouski, Beatrice, Neb., 1,191; 2. Cory Sample, Winnemucca, Nev., 1,157; 3. Chris Abelson, Sioux City, Iowa, 1,150; 4. Kelly Shryock, Fertile, Iowa, 1,130; 5. Ricky Stephan, South Sioux City, Neb., 1,127; 6. Tim Ward, Harcourt, Iowa, 1,122; 7. Jason Wolla, Ray, N.D., 1,113; 8. Kyle Brown, State Center, Iowa, 1,099; 9. Ronn Lauritzen, Jesup, Iowa, 1,083; 10. Dustin Smith, Lake City, Iowa, 1,073; 11. Tyler Frye, Belleville, Kan., 1,065; 12. Anthony Roth, Columbus, Neb., 1,057; 13. Rob VanMil, Barnesville, Minn., and Steven Bowers Jr., Topeka, Kan., both 1,036; 15. Jesse Hoeft, Forest City, Iowa, 1,032; 16. Chaz Baca, Mesa, Ariz., 1,029; 17. Dennis LaVeine, West Burlington, Iowa, 1,025; 18. Ricky Thornton Jr., Harcourt, Iowa, 1,021; 19. Josh Beaulieu, Bemidji, Minn., 1,016; 20. Clay Money, Penokee, Kan., 1,008.IMCA Late Models – 1. Rob Toland, Davenport, Iowa, 774; 2. Darrel DeFrance, Marshalltown, Iowa, 756; 3. Luke Goedert, Guttenberg, Iowa, 753; 4. Andy Nezworski, Buffalo, Iowa, 737; 5. Matt Ryan, Davenport, Iowa, 728; 6. Ryan Griffith, Webster City, Iowa, 676; 7. Jeremiah Hurst, Dubuque, Iowa, 664; 8. Eric Sanders, Sherrard, Ill., 637; 9. Jeremy Grady, Story City, Iowa, 636; 10. Curt Schroeder, Newton, Iowa, 628; 11. Gary Webb, Blue Grass, Iowa, 606; 12. Joel Callahan, Dubuque, Iowa, 587; 13. Thad Wilson, Moline, Ill., 581; 14. Jason Hahne, Webster City, Iowa, Jonathan Brauns, Muscatine, Iowa, and Ben Seemann, Waterloo, Iowa, each 571; 17. Tyler Droste, Waterloo, Iowa, 566; 18. Todd Johnson, Mitchellville, Iowa, 543; 19. Randy Havlik, Ankeny, Iowa, 531; 20. Jerry King, Waterloo, Iowa, 524.IMCA EMI RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 733; 2. Clint Benson, Papillion, Neb., 723; 3. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, 720; 4. Andy Shouse, Mustang, Okla., 716; 5. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 686; 6. Michelle Melton, Flower Mound, Texas, 681; 7. Justin Fifield, Mesquite, Texas, 648; 8. John Ricketts, Burleson, Texas, 636; 9. Chad Wilson, North Richland Hills, Texas, 634; 10. Bryan Debrick, Irving, Texas, 623; 11. Weston Gorham, Colleyville, Texas, 609; 12. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 603; 13. Jason Martin, Lincoln, Neb., Raven Culp, Mesquite, Texas, and Mark Klis, Waxahachie, Texas, each 601; 16. Chase Parson, Abilene, Texas, 595; 17. Scott Lutz, Jonestown, Pa., 574; 18. Austin Mundie, Dallas, Texas, 563; 19. Michael Stien, Ceylon, Minn., 553; 20. Chip Graham, Lewisville, Texas, 541.IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars – 1. Mike Nichols, Harlan, Iowa, 1,199; 2. Damon Murty, Chelsea, Iowa, 1,146; 3. Donavon Smith, Lake City, Iowa, 1,141; 4. Westin Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 1,138; 5. Kirk Martin, Weatherford, Texas, 1,132; 6. Chad Bruns, Wakefield, Neb., 1,113; 7. Casey Woken, Norton, Kan., 1,104; 8. Greg Gill, Muscatine, Iowa, 1,087; 9. Ron Pettitt, Norfolk, Neb., 1,085; 10. Ryan Powers, Crowley, Texas, 1,060; 11. Norman Chesmore, Rowley, Iowa, 1,059; 12. Kyle Pfeifer, Hill City, Kan., 1,046; 13. Eric Jones, Troy, Texas, 1,036; 14. John Oliver Jr., Danville, Iowa, 1,035; 15. Matt Speckman, Sleepy Eye, Minn., 1,025; 16. Tyler Pickett, Boxholm, Iowa, 1,024; 17. Jay Schmidt, Tama, Iowa, 1,016; 18. Dan Mackenthun, Hamburg, Minn., 1,012; 19. Derek Green, Granada, Minn., 1,005; 20. David Smith, Lake City, Iowa, 1,003. IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks – 1. Shannon Anderson, Des Moines, Iowa, 1,189; 2. Cody Nielsen, Spencer, Iowa, 1,181; 3. TeJay Mielke, Norfolk, Neb., 1,134; 4. John Watson, Des Moines, Iowa, 1,125; 5. August Bach, Newton, Iowa, 1,100; 6. Tiffany Bittner, Hampton, Neb., 1,086; 7. Cory Probst, Brewster, Minn., 1,084; 8. Brady Bencken, Oakley, Kan., 1,083; 9. Damon Richards, David City, Neb., 1,069; 10. Justin Luinenburg, Reading, Minn., 1,037; 11. Jason Wilkinson, Neligh, Neb., 1,009; 12. Eric Stanton, Carlisle, Iowa, 993; 13. Dave Riley, Sioux City, Iowa, 977; 14. Cameron Wilkinson, Neligh, Neb., 961; 15. Cody Williams, Minneapolis, Kan., 947; 16. Leah Wroten, Independence, Iowa, 924; 17. Wesley Warren, Fairfield, Texas, 917; 18. Jeremy Hoskinson, Norfolk, Neb., 905; 19. Austin Brauner, Platte Center, Neb., 876; 20. Shay Simoneau, Damar, Kan., 868.Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods – 1. Jeffrey Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 1,180; 2. Ronnie Welborn, Princeton, Texas, 1,124; 3. Cory Williams, Slaton, Texas, 1,082; 4. Kamera Kaitlin McDonald, Keller, Texas, 1,021; 5. James Skinner, Burleson, Texas, 862; 6. Thomas Walp, Olney, Texas, 746; 7. Robert Scrivner, Waco, Texas, 733; 8. Taylor Florio, Copperas Cove, Texas, 729; 9. James Hanusch, Belton, Texas, 716; 10. Dustin Leatherman, Muskogee, Okla., 626; 11. Justin Nabors, Kemp, Texas, 609; 12. T. J. Green, Robinson, Texas, 583; 13. Logan Ellis, Wagoner, Okla., 571; 14. Cullen Hill, Healdton, Okla., 565; 15. Dustin Robinson, Post, Texas, and Caden Ellis, Wagoner, Okla., both 546; 17. Jake Upchurch, Grand Prairie, Texas, 544; 18. Austin Gooding, Fort Worth, Texas, 523; 19. Garett Rawls, China Spring, Texas, 507; 20. Justin Long, Haslet, Texas, 477.Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods – 1. Tony Olson, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 1,175; 2. Daniel Gottschalk, Ellis, Kan., 1,166; 3. Tyler Soppe, Sherrill, Iowa, 1,162; 4. Kyle Prauner, Norfolk, Neb., 1,138; 5. Nelson Vollbrecht, Stanton, Neb., 1,127; 6. Robby Rosselli, Minot, N.D., 1,107; 7. Nick Meyer, Whittemore, Iowa, 1,101; 8. Jake McBirnie, Boone, Iowa, 1,096; 9. Matthew Looft, Swea City, Iowa, and Johnathon D. Logue, Boone, Iowa, both 1,072; 11. Jesse Skalicky, Fargo, N.D., 1,034; 12. Carter VanDenBerg, Oskaloosa, Iowa, 1,015; 13. Tony Rialson, Cottonwood, Minn., 1,004; 14. Erik Laudenschlager, Minot, N.D., 966; 15. Dennis Gates, Claypool, Ariz., 958; 16. Lucas Lamberies, Clintonville, Wis., 956; 17. Doug Smith, Lanesboro, Iowa, 948; 18. Brian Davidson, Bennington, Kan., and Cory Rose, Boone, Iowa, both 945; 20. Kelly Jacobson, Fargo, N.D., 936.Mach-1 Sport Compacts – 1. Ramsey Meyer, Pierce, Neb., 1,178; 2. Shannon Pospisil, Norfolk, Neb., and Jay DeVries, Spencer, Iowa, both 1,119; 4. Tyler Thompson, Sioux City, Iowa, 1,116; 5. Brooke Fluckiger, Columbus, Neb., 1,081; 6. Lance Mielke, Norfolk, Neb., and Kaytee DeVries, Spencer, Iowa, both 1,077; 8. Richard Crow, Grand Island, Neb., 1,070; 9. Levi Heath, Wilton, Iowa, 1,062; 10. Colby Kaspar, Columbus, Neb., 1,044; 11. Randy Nelson, Albion, Neb., 1,036; 12. Nate Coopman, Mankato, Minn., 1,031; 13. Joe Bunkofske, Armstrong, Iowa, 975; 14. James Roose, Grandview, Iowa, 972; 15. Scott Spellmeier, Beatrice, Neb., 958; 16. Cody Van Dusen, Atalissa, Iowa, 941; 17. Jake Newsom, Sioux City, Iowa, 859; 18. Dustin Jackson, Oneill, Neb., 811; 19. Darwin Brown Jr., Jackson, Minn., 802; 20. Daniel Campbell, Muscatine, Iowa, 794.last_img read more

Van Persie: Moyes methods suit me

first_imgRobin van Persie has rejected claims he is not happy working under new Manchester United manager David Moyes. Van Persie has not scored since. Indeed, he has barely had a chance of note in the draw with Chelsea and defeat at Liverpool on Sunday, where his only opportunity came near the end, which he slid into the side-netting. And reports have emerged claiming Van Persie is not too impressed with Moyes’ methods. But the 30-year-old Dutchman insists the stories are false. “It’s great working with the new manager David Moyes,” Van Persie told Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf. “He has his own style and methods and I like them. “I’m happy with Moyes’ style. He does his own training sessions, he’s close with the players and, with his staff, prepares us very well for the next opponent. That keeps us in shape. “Luckily, winning the title last year gave us the hunger for more.” Van Persie was United’s big acquisition last year, but Moyes, who succeeded Sir Alex Ferguson at the helm at the start of the summer, almost missed out on a star signing this time. In the end United managed to recruit Belgium international Marouane Fellaini from Everton in the final minutes before the transfer window closed, bolstering their midfield options, but they missed out on targets including Leighton Baines, Ander Herrera, Cesc Fabregas, Sami Khedira and Fabio Coentrao. So eager were United to land Fellaini that they ended up paying £27.5million – £4million more than if they had exercised an option in the player’s contract which expired at the end of July. Golden Boot winner in the last two seasons, Van Persie collected his first Premier League title in Sir Alex Ferguson’s final season in charge. The Dutchman started this campaign well too, netting both goals in United’s Community Shield win over Wigan and another double in the comfortable opening-day triumph at Swansea. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Kohli hails India’s new spin duo ahead of NZ ODI series

first_img(REUTERS) – India captain Virat Kohli has praised new spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal and is tempted to play them together in India’s one-day series opener against New Zealand in Mumbai on Sunday.Left-arm wrist spinner Yadav and right-arm leg break bowler Chahal have established themselves as India’s first-choice attacking combination, keeping veterans Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja out for the third consecutive limited-overs series.Yadav and Chahal combined to pick up 13 wickets in India’s recent 4-1 ODI series victory over Australia.“We need to find our best bowling combination before we reach the World Cup (in 2019) stage,” Kohli told reporters on Saturday.”We always had in mind to bring wrist spinners into play. We honestly did not think of playing the two together but they are so good together, it is tempting to play them in every game.“Ashwin and Jadeja have played limited-overs cricket for last six-seven years regularly. These youngsters have stepped up and it creates a strong pool for us before the World Cup.”New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson believes his side face an uphill task to beat India in their own backyard.India hold a dominant record in bilateral ODI series at home, having lost just two out of 16 played since their defeat by Australia in 2009-10.Last year, the Kiwis forced a decider on Indian soil but the hosts recorded a convincing 190-run victory in the final Visakhapatnam ODI to claim the series 3-2.“India’s record is very good at home. They are a very hard team to beat. We know that, at home in particular, they are the strongest team in the world,” Williamson said.“People talk a lot about adjusting to the conditions in India, and that’s is really important. We did that fairly well last time we were here and it would nice to do that better (this time).”last_img read more

Camp Notes: Key defenders talk COVID-19 concerns, 3-3-5 defense

first_imgThe Daily Orange is a nonprofit newsroom that receives no funding from Syracuse University. Consider donating today to support our mission.The media won’t have access to Syracuse’s training camp practices this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Instead, the football team is organizing regular Zoom interviews with head coach Dino Babers and select players while also providing film from the Ensley Athletic Center. With “Camp Notes,” The Daily Orange’s beat reporters bring the latest news, observations and analysis as the Orange gear up for an unprecedented 2020 season. Follow along here and on Twitter.As of now, Syracuse is one of 77 college football teams set to play this fall. The Orange is also one of 77 teams with NFL hopefuls vying to impress pro scouts and with seniors who have one last chance at competitive football. “I feel like it’s a blessing for sure, especially for me as a fifth year,” redshirt DL Josh Black told reporters. “I need this extra year for film, for scouting purposes. My ultimate goal is to play in the NFL. This extra year will be huge for me.”The 2020 fall football season is still far from guaranteed — an NCAA chief medical advisor likened the handling of fall sports to the Titanic — but SU’s season opener in Chapel Hill, North Carolina is about one month away. Black and junior defensive back Trill Williams largely struck a cautiously optimistic tone while addressing the media via Zoom on Thursday, reiterating that they’re controlling what they can and taking everything one day at a time.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“As a whole team, we just want to be safe,” Williams said. “That’s the main goal, is to keep us safe and go out there and play and know that we’re going to be alright.”Williams, who started last season at nickelback, said he believes he should be “in the conversation” for the best defensive backs in the Atlantic Coast Conference and in the nation. His strip-and-score in overtime against Wake Forest put a bow on the 2019 season, though he said he doesn’t dwell on the past. And nor should he. After 2018’s Camping World Bowl victory, the Orange went 5-7 after an offseason filled with media hype. “We let that 10-3 season get to our head,” tight end and defensive lineman Chris Elmore said Aug. 11. The 2019 season was “really disappointing,” Williams said, and Elmore added that the team is more humble and working harder this year.  “We wanted to make everybody happy, and the fans happy and the coaches happy,” Williams said. “But that year’s over with. It’s gone. It’s in the past. And we’ve got new coaches here and we’re going to be ready to go this year.” A key to avoiding a 2019 retread is the implementation and effectiveness of new defensive coordinator Tony White’s 3-3-5 defense. Without spring practices, Syracuse had to try to learn the scheme through Zoom meetings over the summer.Even now, Black said, installing the defense is “more mental than physical.” They’re still learning terminology and adjusting to the concept, he said.Black, who played nose tackle last year, believes he’s a perfect fit as a defensive end in the 3-3-5. As a freshman in 2016, Black started nine games at defensive end. He said he was “scrawny” then — he was 235 pounds, according to 247 Sports — and put on weight to play in the interior. His player profile now lists him at 282 pounds.“I’m lining up all over the place, moving well,” Black said. “I feel like it’s going to be really successful for the personnel we have as well.”The FSU issueFlorida State players are frustrated with how their program has handled testing for COVID-19, according to ESPN. The players allege weekly testing hasn’t happened and that athletes who test positive are told to keep it private.Though FSU isn’t on Syracuse’s 2020 schedule, when Black learned about the situation in Tallahassee, he had a few questions. The main one: Are other teams following guidelines as well as Syracuse?SU’s players sat out their first practice of training camp due to concerns with the health protocols of other schools. Head coach Dino Babers and every player who’s spoken to the media this summer have maintained that Syracuse’s protocols are top-notch and have kept the team safe. Syracuse athletes and athletics staff account for about 400 of the 1,344 COVID-19 tests the university administered between Aug. 2 and Aug. 11. Stopping the virus is a “team effort,” Black said, and SU wants to push the rest of the ACC to match its safety guidelines, including those concerning third-party testing.“It’s not just about us at Syracuse. It’s about the entire conference,” Black said. “You hear teams talking about things but they’re actually looking out for everyone in the conference. They’re not just trying to be selfish about their team, and that’s how we feel. We’re looking out for everyone in the conference and all over the country, too.”Other notesThe NCAA is expected to rule on whether players who opt-out will retain a year of eligibility, a decision that could greatly impact what college football looks like this year. Babers has previously said there are players on his team still deciding on whether to opt-out, but Black and Williams said they expect everyone to play. Black, Williams, Elmore and quarterback Tommy DeVito have all committed to playing unless the ACC cancels the season. Black posted a video of himself performing a backflip off a wall earlier this summer, which Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson retweeted. The social media recognition led Black’s phone to blow up with notifications. “I was definitely fanboying a bit off that for sure,” Black said. “It gave me a burst of motivation, having someone of his stature reach out to me. That kind of helped me realize I haven’t reached my potential in anything I’ve done.” Comments Published on August 13, 2020 at 3:48 pm Contact Danny: dremerma@syr.edu | @DannyEmermancenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Tipp dog wins Irish Derby

first_imgPhoto © pixabay There’s was local success at Shelbourne Park last night as Good News won the Irish Derby.The 7/4 joint favourite was trained by Pat Guilfoyle in Moneygall.Good News led from the trap to claim the €150,000 top prize.last_img