Islamorada Dredging Plan on the Table

first_imgThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Jacksonville District has received an application for a Department of the Army permit for a maintenance dredging work to restore water depths in navigable waters in the Village of Islamorada, Florida.The applicant – Village of Islamorada – seeks authorization to maintenance dredge a total of 11,380.60 cubic yards of sediment accumulated post Hurricane Irma within a 9.8 acre area within five canal systems to restore water depths to pre-Hurricane Irma conditions and to install temporary floating turbidity barriers around all work areas that are in/over navigable waters of the United States.Material will be dredged utilizing a hydraulic vacuum dredge or mechanical clam shell to remove the sediment accumulation depending on the composition of the material.The utilization of either system will result in the collection of a slurry from the canal bottom comprised of sediment and saltwater.The contractor will either use a mechanical or passive dewatering system to handle the dredged material. The dewatering system will be located in an upland staging area adjacent to the canals.Once dewatered, the material will be transported to an approved upland disposal location dependent on the chemical characteristics of the material.The deadline for sending comments on the proposed work is February 18, 2019.last_img read more

Marijuana devastated Colorado, don’t legalize it nationally

first_imgUSA Today 7 August 2017Family First Comment: Great article – one that should be read by ALL kiwis! “Our country is facing a drug epidemic. Legalizing recreational marijuana will do nothing that Senator Booker expects. We heard many of these same promises in 2012 when Colorado legalized recreational marijuana. In the years since, Colorado has seen an increase in marijuana related traffic deaths, poison control calls, and emergency room visits. The marijuana black market has increased in Colorado, not decreased. And, numerous Colorado marijuana regulators have been indicted for corruption. In 2012, we were promised funds from marijuana taxes would benefit our communities, particularly schools. Dr. Harry Bull, the Superintendent of Cherry Creek Schools, one of the largest school districts in the state, said, “So far, the only thing that the legalization of marijuana has brought to our schools has been marijuana.” In fiscal year 2016, marijuana tax revenue resulted in $156,701,018. The total tax revenue for Colorado was $13,327,123,798, making marijuana only 1.18% of the state’s total tax revenue. The cost of marijuana legalization in public awareness campaigns, law enforcement, healthcare treatment, addiction recovery, and preventative work is an unknown cost to date.” www.saynopetodope.nzLast week, Senator Cory Booker introduced the Marijuana Justice Act in an effort to legalize marijuana across the nation and penalize local communities that want nothing to do with this dangerous drug. This is the furthest reaching marijuana legalization effort to date and marks another sad moment in our nation’s embrace of a drug that will have generational consequences.Our country is facing a drug epidemic. Legalizing recreational marijuana will do nothing that Senator Booker expects. We heard many of these same promises in 2012 when Colorado legalized recreational marijuana.In the years since, Colorado has seen an increase in marijuana related traffic deaths, poison control calls, and emergency room visits. The marijuana black market has increased in Colorado, not decreased. And, numerous Colorado marijuana regulators have been indicted for corruption.In 2012, we were promised funds from marijuana taxes would benefit our communities, particularly schools. Dr. Harry Bull, the Superintendent of Cherry Creek Schools, one of the largest school districts in the state, said, “So far, the only thing that the legalization of marijuana has brought to our schools has been marijuana.”In fiscal year 2016, marijuana tax revenue resulted in $156,701,018. The total tax revenue for Colorado was $13,327,123,798, making marijuana only 1.18% of the state’s total tax revenue. The cost of marijuana legalization in public awareness campaigns, law enforcement, healthcare treatment, addiction recovery, and preventative work is an unknown cost to date.Senator Booker stated his reasons for legalizing marijuana is to reduce “marijuana arrests happening so much in our country, targeting certain communities – poor communities, minority communities.” It’s a noble cause to seek to reduce incarceration rates among these communities but legalizing marijuana has had the opposite effect.According to the Colorado Department of Public Safety, arrests in Colorado of black and Latino youth for marijuana possession have increased 58% and 29% respectively after legalization. This means that Black and Latino youth are being arrested more for marijuana possession after it became legal.Furthermore, a vast majority of Colorado’s marijuana businesses are concentrated in neighborhoods of color. Leaders from these communities, many of whom initially voted to legalize recreational marijuana, often speak out about the negative impacts of these businesses.Senator Booker released his bill just a few days after the Washington Post reported on a study by the Review of Economic Studies that found “college students with access to recreational cannabis on average earn worse grades and fail classes at a higher rate.” Getting off marijuana especially helped lower performing students who were at risk of dropping out. Since legalizing marijuana, Colorado’s youth marijuana use rate is the highest in the nation, 74% higher than the national average, according to the Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Report. This is having terribly negative effects on the education of our youth.If Senator Booker is interested in serving poor and minority communities, legalizing marijuana is one of the worst decisions. There is much work to be done to reduce incarceration and recidivism, but flooding communities with drugs will do nothing but exacerbate the problems.The true impact of marijuana on our communities is just starting to be learned. The negative consequences of legalizing recreational marijuana will be felt for generations. I encourage Senator Booker to spend time with parents, educators, law enforcement, counselors, community leaders, pastors, and legislators before rushing to legalize marijuana nationally. We’ve seen the effects in our neighborhoods in Colorado, and this is nothing we wish upon the nation. read more

Global tourist numbers continue to increase, UN agency reports

first_img 65 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Share Share Sharecenter_img LifestyleTravel Global tourist numbers continue to increase, UN agency reports by: – September 17, 2011 Tweet Photo credit: tmbulgaria.comMADRID, Spain — International tourist numbers surged by nearly 5 percent in the first half of this year as the industry continues its recovery following the global dip in the wake of the recent financial crisis, new United Nations figures reveal.The latest update of the World Tourism Barometer, released on Thursday by the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), shows there were a record 440 million international tourist arrivals between January and June this year – a jump of 19 million on the same period on 2010.All regions – aside from North Africa and the Middle East, which have been hit by widespread public unrest since the start of the year – have reported growth in 2011, with South America (up 15 percent), sub-Saharan Africa (9 percent) and Central and Eastern Europe (9 percent) particularly strong.This year’s increase of 4.5 percent follows an overall rise of 6.6 percent last year, and UNWTO Secretary-General Taleb Rifai said it was an indication of the importance of the tourism sector worldwide.“Tourism can play a key role in terms of economic growth and development, particularly at a moment when many economies, for the most part in Europe and North America, struggle for recovery and job creation,” he said.But Rifai cautioned that growth for the rest of this year may soften given the increased economic uncertainty in recent months.“Many advanced economies still face risks posed by weak growth, fiscal problems and persistently high unemployment. Simultaneously, signs of overheating have become apparent in some emerging economies. Restoring sustained and balanced economic growth remains a major task.”Caribbean News Nowlast_img read more

Liverpool, C-NS girls soccer takes league losses

first_imgMimas and Simone Neivel both found the net in the first half, and C-NS trailed, 2-0, when with 13 minutes left it briefly revived hopes for the home fans when Madelyn Jackson netted an unassisted goal.Under pressure all night, Ava Field made 10 saves to keep C-NS close, but it was Mimas putting the game away as she found the net with 1:48 left and then added a free-kick goal in the final seconds for her second hat trick of the week.This followed last Tuesday’s trip to F-M, which proved rough for the Northstars as the Hornets, despite playing for the fourth time in six days, ran past C-NS 6-0.Unlike with Liverpool’s game against B’ville, F-M didn’t wait to get on the board, finding the net four times in the first half alone and overcoming six saves by C-NS goalie Ally Byrnes.Yet similar to how Mimas burned Liverpool, Lauren Clark did the same to C-NS as the Hornets’ sophomore forward netted four goals, with single goals going to Anna Hartzheim and Chloe Hodge.Liverpool could not recover from this on Thursday night, when on its home field it fell 4-0 to a West Genesee side that scored three times in the second half to pull clear.Between them, Perry and Brittany Burns finished with seven saves, yet WG had Emily Dunning earn two goals, with Katrina Tessier earning a pair of assists. Single goals went to Sarah Petrus and Samantha Snyder.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Early in the second half, Mimas broke the 0-0 deadlock, and quickly followed with a second goal. Then Mimas put the game away with two more goals before Gretchen Perine scored in the final minutes.Amid this barrage, Liverpool was able to avert the shutout as Alexandra Rancier put in a goal with eight minutes left. Mikayla Perry finished with four saves.Then it was C-NS’s turn to face B’ville on Thursday night, and though it was close until the final minutes, again the Bees proved too good with a late surge that led to a 4-1 defeat for the Northstars. This is the week where the Cicero-North Syracuse and Liverpool girls soccer teams have their first head-to-head battle at Archie Hall Stadium, each of them in real need of a boost.The gap between these two teams and the top sides in the SCAC Metro division, Baldwinsville and Fayetteville-Manlius, was on display early last week as the Northstars and Warriors took league defeats to them.Liverpool may have felt more frustration because, in last Tuesday’s game against B’ville at Pelcher-Arcaro Stadium, it kept the game scoreless through halftime, only to get run over by the Bees’ Hannah Mimas in a 5-1 defeat.center_img Tags: C-NSgirls soccerliverpoollast_img read more

Badgers extinguish Flames in extra-inning effort

first_imgBRYAN FAUST/Herald photoThe University of Wisconsin softball team simply did not want to stop playing at Goodman Diamond Wednesday evening. The Badgers went to extra innings against the University of Illinois-Chicago before winning 8-7 in a game that lasted three hours and 12 minutes.Just when it looked like the vaunted UW seniors would be upstaged in their final game at Goodman Diamond by the upstart sophomores, yesterday’s hero, senior Natalie Phillips, came up with the game-winning RBI in the bottom of the ninth inning. Her sharp line drive to left field scored senior Ana Miller from second base.“Obviously it was a big win, and a win is a win,” head coach Karen Gallagher said. “On the other hand, we let them back into the ballgame. I just think at this point of the season, we should be sealing the coffin, closing the door and not giving up three-run leads in the seventh inning.”It looked as if Wisconsin had the game in hand, leading 6-3 heading into the seventh, but the Flames rallied and scored three runs to tie the game at six in the 11th hour.After pitching well through the game’s first six innings, sophomore Eden Brock gave up a pair of singles to open the seventh. Brock was lifted by Gallagher in favor of senior Katie Layne, who was looking to capture her fourth save of the season. Layne was unable to find the strike zone, however, and, after giving up a pair of singles, she hit the next batter, setting the stage for the most pressure-packed situation in softball. With the bases loaded and two outs, clinging to a 6-5 lead, Layne had run the count full against Illinois-Chicago second baseman Nikki Rogers. But the senior threw ball four, walking in the tying run and forcing Gallagher to go back to Brock, who recorded the final out of the inning.“We have to make the other team earn it,” Gallagher said. “I can live with hits by the other team, but walks, hit batters. C’mon, we have to make them earn it.”The teams traded runs in the eighth inning, with Wisconsin extending the game on senior catcher Boo Gillette’s second RBI of the game, setting up the ninth-inning glory for Phillips.With all of the focus on the six UW seniors playing their last home game, sophomore infielder Athena Vasquez stole the show early, driving in three runs and scoring another.In her first two seasons as a Badger, Vasquez has made a name for herself mainly through her work with the glove, being named Wisconsin’s Defensive Player of the Year last season and playing almost every infield defensive position during the course of the season. Yesterday, however, was a different story — Vasquez had two of the biggest hits of the night, smashing a lead-off triple that resulted in the first UW lead and a bases-loaded double that cleared the bases and looked to be the difference in the game prior to the Flames’ comeback.In the bottom of the fifth inning, Wisconsin was running out of gas. They had just seen the 2-1 lead taken in the bottom of the fourth evaporate, and they trailed 3-2. The Badgers quickly found themselves with two outs in the inning, but freshman Joey Daniels lined a double to left, and the ensuing single by senior Ana Miller allowed pinch runner Nicole Simmons to score, evening the game once again. Wisconsin went on to load the bases, setting the stage for Vasquez, who hit a laser to the left centerfield wall, scoring all the runners and giving UW a 6-3 lead. “I knew I had to get a hit because my team needed it,” Vasquez said. “I was really happy. I was like, ‘Yes! I got a hit and cleared the bases, too!’ I was really excited.”The win brought UW’s record to 28-21 (9-9 Big Ten) on the season, and continued the Badgers’ torrid streak. The team has now won 15 of its last 17 games dating back to April 18.The game began with athletic director and head football coach Barry Alvarez throwing out the ceremonial opening pitch for the UW home finale, a bona fide wild pitch that bounced far in front of the plate. The Badgers fared little better in the field, committing four errors in the game that, fortunately for UW, led to only one run. That statistic was thanks to the work of Brock, who struck out eight and allowed only one run, which was unearned, in the first four innings.Illinois-Chicago finally got to Brock in the top of the fifth, though, and retook the lead. With runners on the corners and nobody out, Brock induced a pair of short bouncers, holding the runner at third in both instances, and looked as if she might wiggle out of the jam with no runs given up. Center fielder Nicole Shepard came to the plate, however, and crushed a double deep to center field, scoring both runners and giving UIC the 3-2 advantage that they would soon relinquish to Wisconsin. The Badgers ended their home schedule with a record of 12-7, the second-most home victories at Goodman Diamond in a season. The team went 16-6 in 1999.For the seniors, the game was a bittersweet ending to their bright careers.“Everybody wants to end their career with a win and having two RBIs is nice, too, but we still have more big games this season, and we didn’t really get the job done tonight by letting them back in the game and being so inconsistent,” Gillette said.The Badgers travel to Minnesota this weekend for their final Big Ten series of the year before participating in the Big Ten tournament the following week.last_img read more

TENNIS : Three SU seniors prepare for final home match against Connecticut

first_imgChristina Tan was the first freshman captain in Syracuse athletics history. Simone Kalhorn once played a match against Georgetown with a broken nose. And Jacquelynn Tang has earned the respect of her peers to the extent that she is treated like a captain, even though she is not officially listed as one.The trio of seniors has had defining moments throughout each of their respective careers at SU. However, their greatest accomplishment cannot be found in a box score or game recap. SU tennis head coach Luke Jensen said the senior class has laid the foundation for Syracuse tennis for years to come.‘When we look back with this coaching staff, it was our most important class,’ Jensen said. ‘It may not have the most wins or the most professional players come out of it. It’s the most important class because they had to change the tone and change the culture.’Kalhorn, Tan and Tang have been through it all. From annual five-mile runs to all those three-set matches, the three have experienced the good, the bad and everything in between.With Senior Day coming up on Friday as the Orange preps for a match with Connecticut at 10 a.m., the seniors will compete in their last match at Drumlins Tennis Center. It’s a home away from home in which they’ve won 33 of their 35 career team matches. Junior Alessondra Parra expects an emotional moment when the three seniors are recognized.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text‘It’s going to be a really special day for us because we’re going to honor our seniors that have led us through up until this point,’ Parra said.Just one year younger than the trio, Parra believes they won’t be forgotten. She believes having them as leaders while she was an underclassman made the difference in her development as a player.‘There’s no doubt that they’ve left their mark here,’ Parra said. ‘They were the first ones that had to interpret what this program was all about. Coming in a year later, I was probably at an advantage because they laid down the track for where we are right now.‘Even after they’re gone, this program is building on what they established the first year they got here. Since they’ve laid the foundation, it is just going to continue.’As the current seniors have aged, they have seen stronger, faster and better freshmen each season. Parra and fellow junior Emily Harman were followed by CC Sardinha last year. Current first-years include Maddie Kobelt, Aleah Marrow and Eva Raszkiewicz.The top spots in the lineup this season have generally been occupied by the likes of Parra, Harman and Kobelt. But the top spots in the locker room are still filled by the seniors. Marrow appreciates the leadership Kalhorn, Tan and Tang have provided for her and this program as a whole.Tan has been a consistent middle-of-the-order player for Syracuse in her senior season. Kalhorn has manned the No. 5 and 6 spots for most of the year. Tang hasn’t played as much, but Marrow, along with the rest of the team, looks at her the same way.‘I think all of them are leaders, all of them showed us the way,’ Marrow said. ‘It feels good knowing you have that leadership. You know what to do. You have someone there, almost like a mentor on your own team. You are able to learn a lot faster, and it’s not as long of a learning process.’After the 10 a.m. match against Connecticut on Friday, the trio will close out their careers at the Big East tournament, which begins April 28.This will be only the second graduating class that spent its entire time at SU under Jensen, and he said they show the program’s dramatic growth in only a year’s time. He couldn’t be happier with the tone these three have instilled in the squad, without any upperclassmen to learn from themselves.‘It’s a very proud moment for this program to graduate those three with such great accomplishments considering they didn’t come in with the best recruiting class or players,’ Jensen said. ‘But they proved themselves and they grew every single day with the program.’— Staff writer Andrew Tredinnick contributed reporting to this article. Facebook Twitter Google+ Commentscenter_img Published on April 20, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Stephen: | @Stephen_Bailey1last_img read more

UC expands gender ID options

first_imgIn a much-needed move for institutional acceptance of transgender and gender-fluid individuals, prospective University of California students will have the option to choose among six gender identities when applying for admission. The gender identities include: male, female, trans male, trans female, gender queer/gender non-conforming and different identity. As the UC system transforms the increased public visibility into institutional reform, USC must also follow in its footsteps.The recent spotlight on transgender issues has led some to believe that media representation translates to real solutions for the transgender community. However, invisibility is not this community’s biggest obstacle: According to a survey conducted by the Center for American Progress, 64 percent of transgender individuals were victims of sexual assault. Delegitimizing gender nonconforming individuals by leaving them out of formal documentation contributes to the stigma of transgender and gender nonconforming individuals that can lead to very real consequences.The UC system did not solve these problems by introducing more gender identities. But the school system did legitimize the identity of individuals who do not identify with the gender binary, which can be the small part of a greater movement to destigmatize gender nonconformity at an institutional level.At USC and other universities, students have resisted institutional silence about non-female and non-male identifying individuals by introducing themselves with preferred gender pronouns. This practice allows non-conforming individuals to introduce themselves in new social circles. USC can respond to this sign that students want greater tolerance by allowing more gender identities when applying — a sort of self-identified preferred gender pronoun that enables self-expression.USC, despite popular opinion, is also familiar with social justice advocacy. The University’s Residential Education program emphasizes inclusion as a core value, stating, “We value the individual differences of members within our community by creating opportunities for members to embrace and understand the complex backgrounds, ideas, experiences and lifestyles of others.” If the administration fully believes in this concept, it should allow gender to be inclusive.As USC churns out thousands of educated students every year into the workforce after graduation, the University must consider its social responsibility to the greater community. USC has the opportunity to set an example, as the UC system has, of what tolerance looks like. Having pioneered so many other initiatives that lead to social change, USC can be the leader of the movement for greater acceptance of gender nonconforming individuals.To continue to place students into discretely “male” or “female” boxes demonstrates a university that ignores the diversity of the student population that it fights so hard to recruit and promote. The University has continually evolved to meet the needs of students in many ways, but when it comes to recognizing identities, USC still seems stuck in the past. It’s time to validate the identities of students, and not just because it’s socially expedient to do so.last_img read more

Late-game collapses lead Syracuse to 2nd-worst start in program history

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 17, 2016 at 12:38 am Contact Nick: | @nick_a_alvarez During the approximate 238-mile bus ride from Erie, Pennsylvania to Syracuse, New York, the SU ice hockey team didn’t think about beating rival Mercyhurst, which it triumphed over for just the fourth time in 38 meetings earlier in the weekend. The players didn’t even reflect on the team’s four-goal outburst that led them to just their third victory of the season the day prior.Instead, the Orange focused on the second game of the weekend series in which it blew a 3-1 lead in the third period. On the bus, the usual mix of jubilation and the accompanying sounds of victory were replaced with silence. Players knew to keep to themselves, it didn’t have to be said.“That ride back was kind of tough,” SU defender Larissa Martyniuk said.The players asked themselves one question: What just happened?In what has become a continuing trend this season, third period collapses have led Syracuse (3-6-3, 3-2-1 College Hockey America) to only nine points in its first 12 games. That’s its second lowest total since the program began in 2008, when its first 12 games resulted in only six points.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textDuring the 2016 season, SU has a minus-three goal differential in the third period. Six times this season, the Orange has conceded a third period goal that has resulted in either a draw or a loss. The third period collapse against Mercyhurst marked the third weekend in a row in which an Orange defensive gaffe cost the team victory in the final five minutes of the game.“Once again, we found a way to lose a game,” head coach Paul Flanagan said. “Pretty scary to see a team fall apart. As coaches you just watch it unravel. It’s very disconcerting that there’s a sense of panic on our part.”Syracuse lacks the confidence and conviction of other sports teams, Flanagan said, referencing the New England Patriots. Between Mercyhurst’s equalizer and game-winning goal, the Orange had two power play opportunities. Flanagan described the power plays as some of the worst he has seen in a long time.In 12 games this season, the Orange is 0-5 in one-goal contests. In the 36 games played last season, SU had a record of 7-6 in one-goal games.Heading into the third period against Mercyhurst with a 3-1 lead, Flanagan warned his team to play with composure. But his team didn’t listen.“Right off the bat in the third period, they were all over us,” Flanagan said. “We faltered, withered.”Both Martyniuk and Flanagan believe that the team’s issues are mental rather than a lack of conditioning. A constant barrage of defensive zone breakdowns, momentum-killing penalties and missed assignments are all symptoms of a team unable to finish out the full game. But specifically in regard to the blown game at Mercyhurst, SU defender Megan Quinn could not single out a reason as to why her team fell apart.“Maybe we were on the bus already,” Quinn said. Commentslast_img read more

UW Athletics: Sports you can do while stuck in quarantine

first_imgWith the COVID-19 pandemic leaving us all trapped inside during self-isolation and quarantine, it can be difficult to stay sane. That’s why I’m here to provide you with some sports you can do at home to stay active and keep yourself occupied with the days getting longer and longer.Just a disclaimer before I begin — a few of these sports were made up on the fly and may be illegal and/or physically harmful depending on who you are. Please stay safe and take care of yourself and others. Now let’s get to it.Football: Projecting selections of Badgers in 2020 NFL DraftThe University of Wisconsin football team finished 2019 with a 10-4 (7-2 Big Ten) record, winning the Big Ten West Read…Trash Basketball — Trash basketball is one of the most self-explanatory games to exist for those of you stuck at home. It is also one of the easiest to play, as it requires few materials and few rules.While you can use basically any material for the ball, I suggest crumpled up paper or paper towel wrapped in duct tape to provide more weight and to make the ball more aerodynamic.Simply make your ball, get a trash can — preferably one without garbage — and shoot away. Another perk of this game is you can play by yourself or compete with friends and family. For a twist on the classic game, add a fan to make the game more difficult.Men’s Basketball: Looking back on Wisconsin’s roller-coaster seasonThe University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team’s 2019-20 season was a rollercoaster in the truest sense of the word. While Read…Video Games — Last week, we provided you with a few sports video games to try at home. While NCAA Football 14, Wii Sports and Rocket League are among the best sports games around, there are also plenty of other options.For those feeling nostalgic, like myself, I would recommend MVP Baseball 2005 and Madden NFL 2004, two games that shaped my love for sports video games.For those who enjoy new video games, I would recommend MLB The Show 20 and NBA 2K20.Lastly, for those who want to try something new but not too difficult, I would recommend any of the Backyard Sports Series and NBA Jam.Sports video games to try during quarantineThere’s simply no way around it, it’s a tough time to be a sports fan. All large gatherings necessary for Read…Drinking/betting games — Most people, especially college students, enjoy betting on sports. Or, for those who don’t have money to blow on betting, playing drinking games relating to sports.Unfortunately, there almost no live sports in the world at this point in time, so instead we must resort to betting and playing drinking games with something else. But what?I’ll give you two options — video games and the news.Video games are the more obvious choice, as many people have already been showcasing video game bets on NBA 2K20 and Madden NFL 2020. Either way, you can bet with your friends on games you play or just run a simulation to add some excitement to the matchups.The news, which can seem depressing and monotonous during these difficult times, may seem like an odd choice for betting or playing drinking games. But hear me out.Choose a word, any word, and either bet on how many times that word will be blurted during the newscast or drink every time you hear the word. If you’re feeling risky with drinking, I challenge you to do this with either “COVID” or “coronavirus.” I guarantee you’ll be wasted by the end of an hour-long newscast.Men’s Basketball: Constructing Wisconsin’s team for 21st centuryWhile the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team was robbed of a potential deep NCAA Tournament run in the 2019-2020 Read…Beer Curling — My favorite and probably the most creative sport I could come up with — beer curling.So curling is a Winter Olympic sport for those of you who are unaware, and it is fairly similar to shuffleboard. If you don’t know how to play, click here to watch a tutorial.Once you understand standard curling, beer curling is pretty self-explanatory. You just need a long table, such as the one you use for beer pong — another great game by the way — and six or eight cans of beer or another beverage of choice.You can play individually or in teams of two, and you can play to whatever score you’d like. At the end, you can make the losers drink or you can all join in on the fun and drink together.All of these sports and games are great to play while trapped at home, whether it be with friends, roommates or family you’re stuck with in quarantine. Just remember to keep it legal, stay safe and have lots of fun.last_img read more

Keane bows out with farewell goal

first_imgIn transfer news last night, three Irish internationals were involved in deadline day moves.Jeff Hendrick has joined Burnley from Derby County for a club record fee of 10.5 million pounds.Meanwhile, Aiden McGeady joined Preston North End on a season-long loan, and Eunan O’Kane joined Leeds United from Bournemouth for an undisclosed fee. Ireland’s record goal-scorer and most-capped player marked his final appearance in green with a 68th – and final international goal, during last night’s 4-0 win over Oman.Keane says he couldn’t have hoped for a better farewell.last_img