Urban Meyer Basement FloodedOhio State head coach Urban Meyer has a pretty decent contingency plan heading into the 2015-2016 season, given the fact that he has three quarterbacks capable of winning him another national championship. But he didn’t have much of a contingency plan for his basement after his sump pump broke this past weekend. Meyer’s basement flooded with what appears to be at least a foot of water after yet another rainstorm in Ohio. His wife, Shelley, tweeted out a photo of the damage – both before and after it was drained. Busted Coverage tipped us off:@mariawsyx6 @wsyx6 @SlingerWSYX6 @basementdoctor Darn! Too late for me, Maria. Mine flooded last night. #sumpumprobs pic.twitter.com/bRUW17BgBj— Shelley Meyer (@spinnershells) June 21, 2015Just home from baseball in Indy-the water AND the carpet AND the drywall are all gone. #sumpumpfail. #2muchrain pic.twitter.com/IWgOE446Xv— Shelley Meyer (@spinnershells) June 22, 2015In reality, it was probably time for an upgrade on some of the furniture down there anyway. Luckily, we’re pretty sure Meyer can afford to pay someone to fix it all.
A day after the media’s SEC preseason poll was released, the preseason All-SEC teams have been released. Unsurprisingly, Alabama has the most selections on the conference’s first-team with six players. Ole Miss, Georgia, LSU and Auburn are also well represented. Here are all three offensive and defensive teams. SEC Preseason Teams SEC Preseason Teams 2 SEC Preseason Teams 3 SEC Preseason Teams 4 SEC Preseason Teams 5 SEC Preseason Teams 6 SEC Preseason Teams 7 SEC Preseason Teams 8 SEC Preseason Teams 9Nothing too surprising. These teams will surely look a lot different at the end of the season, though.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – City Council approved a variance permit which will allow Site C Dam floodgates to be built inside the city.Gridline Project Limited was approved the variance for the property at 11506 91 Avenue. The permit will allow for a 17 metre high fabrication shop to be built on location in the Surerus industrial park. The shop will help with construction of a 50-ton double girder crane that will be used to move large sections of steel inside and outside of the building.Surerus Industrial Park is located in the M-1 industrial zone, which means 15 metres is the highest a building in that area is permitted to be. A property owner on Old Fort Road near the work site spoke to the permit with his biggest concern being the excessive lighting and lack of privacy the worksite gives his home. Council listened to the man’s plea and directed him to a photo of a tree buffer that would be placed on the property line to help his issue.
Colombo: Over 130 suspects linked to the Islamic State (IS) terror group have been operating in Sri Lanka, President Maithripala Sirisena said Friday, days after the terror outfit claimed responsibility for the Easter bombings that claimed the lives of 253 people. The president said that several suspects have already been arrested following the Easter Sunday attacks, and the terror network will be completely eliminated from Sri Lanka. Information is that around 130-140 ISIS suspects linked to the terror network are in Sri Lanka. Around 70 are arrested, we will arrest them all very soon ending this (terror),” Sirisena said. Speaking further, the president said the Defence Secretary and Inspector General of Police had failed in their duties and that is why he called for their resignation. He said that they had failed to share prior information obtained by them over a possible terror attack in the country. The president added that he and the entire Government will also take the full responsibility for the attacks. Inspector General of Police Pujith Jayasundara and defence secretary Hemasiri Fernando have resigned from their posts over the security establishment’s alleged failures which led to the attacks on three hotels and three churches on Sunday. “The IGP has resigned. He has sent his resignation to the acting defense secretary. I’ll nominate a new IGP soon,” the president said. The police chief’s resignation came a day after the country’s defence secretary Hemasiri Fernando handed over his resignation letter to the president. Nine suicide bombers carried out a series of devastating blasts that tore through three churches and three luxury hotels on Easter Sunday. The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the attacks, but the government has blamed a local Islamist extremist group National Tawheed Jamath (NTJ) for the attacks. Meanwhile, the Sri Lankan police which wrongly identified an American Muslim woman as a suspect in the deadly bombings on Easter Sunday has apologised for the goof-up, according to media reports on Friday. The police on Thursday issued a flyer with the names and photos of six persons — three men and three women — wanted in connection with the attacks that killed 253 people. On the flyer, a photograph of Amara Majeed was put wrongly by Sri Lankan authorities, identifying her as a suspect linked to the bloodshed. The name attached to the picture was Abdul Cader Fathima Khadiya — but the picture was of Baltimore-born Majeed, whose parents are from Sri Lanka. “I have this morning been FALSELY identified by the Sri Lankan government as one of the ISIS Easter attackers in Sri Lanka,” she tweeted. “What a thing to wake up to!” Around 253 people died and hundreds were injured in the Sri Lanka attacks, where suicide bombers struck three hotels and three churches. “This is obviously completely false and frankly, considering that our communities are already greatly afflicted with issues of surveillance, I don’t need more false accusations and scrutiny,” Majeed wrote on Twitter. “Please stop implicating and associating me with these horrific attacks,” Majeed urged. “And next time, be more diligent about releasing such information that has the potential to deeply violate someone’s family and community.” Sri Lankan police confirmed the error in a statement, saying “the individual pictured is not wanted for questioning”. Nine persons are suspected of carrying out the deadly attacks, and dozens have been arrested. The authorities blamed a local Islamist extremist group, National Thowheed Jamath (NTJ), soon after the blasts but said the bombers must have had outside help.
NEW DELHI: With election campaigns of AAP gaining its momentum as May 12 is the poll day for Delhi, Delhi on Tuesday witnessed Bollywood actors like Swara Bhaskar, Gul Panag campaigning for AAP candidates. While Bhaskar held a roadshow and buzz shows around East Delhi for Atishi, Panag held a roadshow for South Delhi candidate Raghav Chadha. Independent MLA of Gujarat Jignesh Mevani also campaigned for Atishi in East Delhi.”Atishi is one of the strongest candidates in this election and I am campaigning for her because she should go to the Parliament. We need a voice in the Parliament who will raise the issue of education development and work for building up new schools in India,” actor Swara Bhaskar told the Millennium Post. She added that after the formation of AAP government she followed the development of Delhi and learned about the work of Atishi. “In this election, I have campaigned for the people who deserve to be elected. I have supported the candidates who are against the Modi regime and stand against the politics of hatred,” she said. Bhaskar will also campaign for AAP’s South Delhi candidate Raghav Chadha and North East Delhi candidate Dilip Pandey. “In the ground, the people are very happy with AAP. When there is a political force which is working against humanity and the constitution then there is a candidate like Atishi who is honest and promising new university, schools and colleges for Delhi. This is very special because it is rare today,” said Bhaskar. She also said,”It is a positive experience when educated, honest people like Atishi contest elections. We tend to start believing in our constitution once again. It is very important that in our democracy, people get proper representation and Atishi is Delhi’s voice.” Meanwhile, actor Gul Panag led a bike rally starting at Kalkaji Nehru Enclave to campaign for AAP’s South Delhi Lok Sabha Candidate Raghav Chadha.
Washington3.627.92614 After more than a decade of tearing teams to shreds through the air, the New Orleans Saints made a stunning change this season to their offense: They grounded their arsenal. The 2017 Saints are the most dominant rushing team in football, comfortably leading the league in yards gained by running backs. So the obvious solution for the Carolina Panthers in Sunday’s wild-card game is to stack the box with too many defenders for the Saints offensive line to block.But this won’t happen. And here’s what makes the New Orleans offense something that previously existed only in a defensive coordinator’s night terror: Drew Brees is still one of the NFL’s most effective passers, even when he’s leading the game’s best rushing attack. To put it another way, the Saints are winning because of their running game, and the Saints running game is winning because of Brees.Despite racking up more than 2,000 rushing yards by mostly Mark Ingram (1,124) and Alvin Kamara (728), the running backs and the team’s offensive line rarely had to account for eight or more defenders near the line of scrimmage. Saints’ opponents have been unwilling to commit to stopping the run — which is what you generally do against great running teams. To measure this fairly across the league, we first need to get rid of all the obvious pass or run scenarios based on down and distance or game situation.1We threw out any play where there were more than two wide receivers in the formation or an offense was down two or more scores because this suggests to a defense that a pass is coming. We also dumped all short-yardage plays (1 yard from a first down) and goal-line situations (3 or fewer yards from the end zone). Lastly, we ignored the final six minutes of the game because an offense’s intentions here are frequently obvious — whether it’s to play catch-up (pass) or to kill clock (run). Looking at what’s left, the Saints faced stacked fronts of eight or more defenders on just 37 of their 172 rushing plays, according to ESPN’s Stats & Information Group — a rate of 21.5 percent that’s 25th in the league. The average for all NFL teams is 28 percent. Miami4.128.01513 NY Giants4.033.9168 Houston3.824.82419 Minnesota4.028.31912 Cleveland4.123.21022 The Saints weren’t the only team that seemed to be preventing defenses from loading the box, but they had by far the most running success. Like the Saints, the Chiefs and Falcons ranked in the top five in yards per pass, which was enough to keep defenses from committing to stopping the run. While the Rams appear to fit this profile too, they played so many three-plus WR sets that teams simply could not commit that many defenders to the line of scrimmage.Playing against conventional fronts even when employing run-friendly personnel (no more than two WRs) is the key to the Saints’ success in generating yards before contact. Their running backs led the NFL in 2.85 yards on average before encountering a defender. Yes, a lot of this is good vision by the backs and effective offensive line blocking. But the fact that there weren’t often too many defenders at the line of scrimmage was Kamara and Ingram’s secret weapon.On paper, Brees’s role in the offense seems more minimized than ever: 23 touchdown passes after nine straight years of 30 or more, just 536 pass attempts after averaging 656 the prior seven seasons, and a Saints career low of 4,334 yards. But this isn’t 2015 Peyton Manning clearly wheezing to the finish line and needing the team to dominate in other areas in order to win. Brees, 38, led the NFL this year in yards per pass attempt, and his 103.9 passer rating was his best since 2013.Look no further than the Saints’ opponent on Sunday for an example of a team that has to deal with stacked fronts because defenses don’t fear the passing game. Carolina running backs had to face at least eight defenders in the box on 42 percent of the rushing plays in our sample, the second-highest rate in the league. And why not? Cam Newton ranks 21st in passing yards per attempt and 24th in passer rating, and he’s more a threat when he’s running himself.But even Ben Roethlisberger’s Steelers (37.2 percent) and Tom Brady’s Patriots (27.7 percent) were forced to send running backs into defenses with extra run-stoppers at the line of scrimmage far more often than the Saints. Maybe defenses have been slow to adjust to the Saints’ new offensive model, but Brees’s presence helping the running game find room is no recent phenomenon. Since 2010, the Saints’ average of 4.5 yards per rush by their running backs is the third-best rate in football.The even worse news for Carolina on Sunday is that perhaps no team has been more flustered by the multidimensional Saints than these Panthers. In their two prior meetings, both Saints wins, Carolina allowed 149 and 148 rushing yards. Those are the two worst performances by the Panthers’ run defense all year. And it’s not like they’re stopping Brees either: The future Hall of Famer posted a 117.8 passer rating with four TD passes in those two contests. The Panthers seem to have been caught in between the new Saints and the old-model Saints — and able to stop neither.Check out our latest NFL predictions. Pittsburgh4.037.2174 LA Chargers3.924.12221 Denver4.021.21826 Philadelphia4.534.547 Seattle3.318.23230 Chicago4.119.51429 Arizona3.444.0301 Oakland4.137.5113 Detroit3.318.03131 San Francisco4.127.31316 Dallas4.336.665 NY Jets4.030.52010 Cincinnati3.719.62528 Excludes plays that are obvious passing or rushing situations: when a team is down by at least two scores, is in a short-yardage situation, is at the goal line or is showing three or more WRs; or when the game is in the final six minutes.Source: ESPN Stats & Information Group Kansas City4.722.9223 Buffalo4.028.92111 Green Bay4.124.61220 Indianapolis3.620.02727 LA Rams4.522.6324 New Orleans5.121.5%125 Carolina3.642.0282 RANK Teams don’t crowd the line to stop New OrleansNFL teams by rushing yards from running backs in 2017, with how often each offense faced at least eight defenders in the box Baltimore4.227.0817 Tennessee3.931.0239 Atlanta4.217.3732 Tampa Bay3.525.22918 Jacksonville4.236.296 New England4.427.7515 TeamYards/Rush8+ Box RateYards/Rush8+ Box
Cagliari and Serie A cult hero Andrea Cossu has officially announced that he has ended his playing career, stating that “It went exactly how I dreamed it would.”On Wednesday, the attacking midfielder was given a farewell friendly by Cagliari, however, the Sardinians lost 1-0 to Atletico Madrid.“I’m close to agreeing a collaborative role with the club. More will be known in the coming days,” the 38-year-old said after the game as quoted in Football Italia.“My career? It went exactly how I dreamed it would, going full circle. I’m happy I ended it at Cagliari.Maurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.“My most beautiful memory? My goal at Juventus and above all surviving with [Davide] Ballardini in 2008.”Cossu made 270 appearances for the Rossoblu across two spells, netting 12 goals and assisting 58 of them.His peak came during the 2009-10 season, when his performances earned him two Italy caps.
WORCESTER, MA — 635 graduates received a degree during Assumption College’s 102nd Commencement exercises on Sunday, May 12, held at the DCU Center in downtown Worcester, MA.Wilmington residents Lucas Garrity and Jacqueline Ryan were among the graduates.The Commencement speaker, Robert Lewis Jr., chief executive officer of The BASE, a Boston-based nonprofit that provides athletic, education and career-building resources to enable student-athletes to pursue a college degree, shared his life story of struggle and achievement and inspired the Class of 2019 to live a life of meaning.In her introduction of Lewis, Julia Demkowicz ’19, salutatorian, shared of his tireless passion for empowering inner-city youth, specifically his efforts to break down the stereotypes of urban America.“Robert Lewis may not have had a lot growing up as a child of teenage parents who lived in public housing, but he did have love and the mindset that he could be successful despite any limitations society tried to place on him,” shared Demkowicz. “He grew up with a longing to share this message with others in similar situations. After reviewing a report on poverty that showed that Black and Latino men were disadvantaged in many ways, including lower graduation rates and higher incarceration rates, Lewis was determined to change this narrative by launching The BASE in 2013.”Assumption was one of the first institutions of higher education to partner with The BASE, providing scholarships and other opportunities to individuals in the program. Thus far, 11 The BASE students have attended Assumption; two graduated in 2018; four others are among the Class of 2019; five more will continue their studies next year. Nationwide, The BASE serves 1,400 individuals.“The BASE provides educational, athletic, and career-building resources to enable students to pursue college degrees,” explained Demkowicz. “All of these students enter the program through word of mouth and social media, a testament to the power of the program’s message. The BASE builds on the students’ passion for sports, including baseball, softball, and, most recently, basketball. The program gives them a sense of belonging and also provides academic resources, such as homework support, writing workshops, SAT prep classes, and college and career visits.”Lewis shared that through The BASE, students were provided opportunities to obtain a college degree, but also to change hearts and minds.“I started The BASE because I wanted to shift the narrative,” explained Lewis. “Urban talent is American talent. When you look at me, what do you see? Your future. You see the next generation of a workforce. Don’t call us at-risk. Don’t call us underserved. Don’t call us disadvantaged. What you might call us are college graduates. And that’s what we’re doing.”Following an incident in which his house was firebombed when he was 16, Lewis “knew at that moment that I was going to do something good for humanity.” Later in life, he would collaborate with Nelson Mandela in South Africa to build a national service model. He also advised British Prime Minister David Cameron during a period of unrest in the United Kingdom in 2011 and served as an advisor to the nation of Haiti following an earthquake there. On Mother’s Day, Lewis shared with graduates the limitless potential of their future, especially when supported by a mother’s love.“Nelson Mandela, David Cameron and Haiti,” Lewis pondered. “Who would have thought that a person born to a mom at 18 with a fourth-grade education that those opportunities could come? She did. And that’s what you have graduates, when you look around and you see your parents. They see your future, and it’s bright.”“As I look out into this crowd today, what I see is a kaleidoscope of beautiful people filled with promise and hope,” shared Lewis. “You represent what is great in our country right now and for generations to come. I am inspired by you and I know your families are so proud of you.”Lewis also expressed his gratitude to Assumption College President Francesco C. Cesareo, Ph.D. for his support of The BASE program.“President Cesareo, your belief in The BASE and our organizationis changing the game for urban young people throughout the country,” shared Lewis. “I want our student-athletes from The BASE Boston, BASE Chicago, BASE Indianapolis and Pittsburgh to experience this wonderful institution and they will.”In closing, Lewis called upon the Class of 2019 to make a difference in the lives of others.“Be impactful, every day,” Lewis concluded. “Influence others to greatness and lead with your soul. The future will be shared by those willing to commit their minds and bodies to the task.”In addition to delivering the Commencement address, Lewis received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters. An honorary degree was also conferred upon Sr. Anne Credidio, B.V.M., who raised funds to rehabilitate a neglected hospital wing in Ecuador for those with leprosy and restored dignity to those suffering from the disease. The recipients were honored for their dedication to community service and living the mission of Assumption College.During the ceremony-in which 456 Bachelor of Arts degrees; 144 graduate studies degrees (Master of Arts and Master of Business Administration) and certificates; and 35 Continuing and Career Education degrees (Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Science, and associates) were awarded-Francesco C. Cesareo, Ph.D., president of Assumption College, urged graduates to be mindful of the mission of the College as they go forth to use their gifts and talents to better the world.“The Catholic intellectual tradition at Assumption College has challenged you to examine your life, to examine the values which define your life as you became more aware of who you are, who you wanted to become, and how you would live this out each day of your life,” said President Cesareo to the graduating class. “You have discovered your vocation during your time at Assumption. Our society today needs individuals such as yourself who have developed a moral and ethical framework grounded in a Catholic worldview, who understand that policies, decisions, and actions devoid of values have negative consequences which will be detrimental to the common good.”Zachary Fournier ’19, Class of 2019 valedictorian, shared how as students, and now as graduates, they have been called to light the way for others.“Each of us, in a way unique to our experiences, has been shaped by our time here at Assumption College,” said Fournier. “Each and every one of us is unique, in both where we come from and where we are going: sitting among us are students who discovered their future calling as doctors, scientists, business professionals, and educators, commuters who have found a second home as welcoming as their own, and those who may have never before known true friendship who now have lifelong bonds. Regardless of where we came from, Assumption College enabled us to find our vocation and where we are going. Just as our school has shaped us, however, we have left a lasting impact on the campus we have called our home through our achievements in and beyond the classroom, through our collective impact on our community, and through our service to others. As we go forth, keep the flame that was ignited four years ago burning brightly. Use it to do the same for others, illuminating their lives as Assumption College has ours.”(NOTE: The above announcement is from Assumption College via Merit.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSTUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Wilmington’s Mason & Ravagni Graduate From Becker CollegeIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 4 Wilmington Students Named To Dean’s List At Assumption CollegeIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Wilmington’s O’Leary & Richardson Graduates From Northern Essex Community CollegeIn “Education”
Donald TrumpUS president Donald Trump will convene his national security team Sunday and weigh possibly drastic economic sanctions against North Korea after Pyongyang test-fired what it claimed was a hydrogen bomb able to fit atop a missile.“The national security team is monitoring this closely,” said White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. “The president and his national security team will have a meeting to discuss further later today.”In a tweet Sunday, Trump denounced the powerful test-said to be the North’s first blast to exceed in power the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan-as “very hostile and dangerous to the United States.”Other world leaders joined in the denunciation. China and Russia sharply condemned it, South Korean President Moon Jae-In called for the “strongest punishment,” and Britain said China should step up economic pressure on the North.In Washington, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said he was preparing a package of economic sanctions to do that-measures “that would go as far as cutting off all trade and other business” with the North.“I’m going to draft a sanctions package and send it to the president for his strong consideration so anybody (who) wants to do trade or business with them will be prevented from doing trade or business with us,” Mnuchin said on “Fox News Sunday.”But he also said Trump had made it clear that “he will consider everything” and “look at all our options.”While the United States has virtually no trade with the North, the burden of sanctions such as Mnuchin described would fall heavily on China. About 90 percent of North Korean exports go to China.Early last month the United Nations Security Council adopted a seventh set of sanctions aimed at depriving the North of a billion dollars in income from exports. China approved the measures.Trump has repeatedly insisted that Beijing lean on the neighboring Pyongyang regime to stop its nuclear and missile development.But on Sunday he also aimed criticism at the government in Seoul, tweeting that the time for talks was over and that “appeasement” would not work.