Aberdeen Harbor Project: Dragados UK Opts for OSIL

first_imgOcean Scientific International Ltd (OSIL) has provided construction company Dragados UK with a turbidity monitoring solution to report on the dredging activities of the Aberdeen Harbor Expansion Project.The UK based provider of tailored integrated systems for environmental monitoring has supplied two 1.9m buoy platforms, equipped with standalone turbidity sensors, and were on-site for the installation of the buoys in addition to conducting pre-installation monitoring during the build and testing of the buoys.OSIL was able to complete the entire process from quotation to installation (including meeting clients, specifying requirements, building and shipping the buoys) in less than 2 months owing to their wealth of experience in turbidity monitoring for dredging projects.The construction and installation of the buoys itself only took 1 month from receipt of the order.The buoys are set up to trigger an alarm if one or other of the buoys reports a rise in readings above the predetermined threshold, and will provide continuous sediment monitoring during dredging operations. The turbidity monitoring will run in conjunction with other planned mitigation strategies to monitor and protect the marine fauna in the area, said OSIL.Image source: OSILlast_img read more

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What to Do When You Feel Disconnected from Your Partner

first_img Sharing is caring! Share There comes a point in every relationship where we can feel a bit “disconnected” from our partner. Maybe you’ve been really busy with work or other obligations. Maybe you haven’t spent that much time with them lately. Maybe you feel kind of emotionally distant. Or, maybe you have spent time together, but something has just been feeling “off.”When this happens, we can find ourselves really questioning the relationship: Are we supposed to be together? Is it always going to be like this from here on out?Though it may seem like things are falling apart in this moments, it’s not necessarily the end, but merely a sign to do something different. So here are things we can do when we’re feeling disconnected in our relationship:1. Go along with what they want to do — even if it isn’t quite your cup of tea. Is there something that you’re partner wants to do with you, but you’ve been making every excuse not to do it? Do they have a favorite hobby that they want to share with you, but your not very excited about it?Whatever it is — do it with them! Even if you might hate it. Even if you find yourself bored or even a bit miserable. And you know why it’s good to do it with them? Because if they truly want you to do it, they will appreciate and value the fact that you went out of your way to do it with them. They will be happy because you decided to really value the relationship more than yourself.Now, of course, I don’t mean that you need to do it all the time. But if your partner truly respects you then they will simply appreciate your effort for stepping outside of your box for them.2. Reflect back to them their positive traits that you enjoy. To say “thank you” when they buy you dinner or give you a gift is one thing, but to let them know that they are truly being seen takes it to a whole new level.So, for instance, is your partner very helpful around the house? Is your partner a great listener? Is your partner very affectionate? If so, then tell them! Casually say, “Wow, you are so affectionate — it’s great!” In doing so they will feel more seen, loved and appreciated in the relationship.3. Let yourself ask those more intimate questions. Is there something you’ve wanted to ask your partner, but you held back because of fear? Maybe it is how they felt about some past event or what their motivation was behind an action they made.Whatever it is, ask with openness and curiosity to really know and discover more about them. If any questions to ask come up with the underlying motivation to release some kind of underlying anxiety or with some need to control, then let it go. Rather, ask through that inner soul desire to truly learn more about your partner.4. Ask yourself (and him): What can we do that would make us feel more love? Note here that I did not say “What can he do…” The reason for this is because we don’t want to find ourselves caught up in this place of all these things that we wish our partner was doing to make us happier and more loved. It isn’t healthy and, frankly, it’s just flat out codependent.So, the key here is to take personal responsibility for your own happiness but, since it is a relationship, to have the intention of really making changes together as one unit. So, what kinds of things could you both change in order to feel more love your relationship? What new activity might you do together? How might you start acting differently? What new things might be talked about? Will you cook for each other? Will you be more affectionate?5. Spend time giving them you’re undivided attention. This kind of sounds like a no-brainer, but I feel like we all need this reminder every so often. Whenever we get really stressed out about several things, we can find ourselves so wrapped up in all the things we have to do that we forget to simply just stop and take the time to really enjoy being with our partner.So, before checking emails or answering phone calls, take the time to simply just be with your partner. Enjoy early morning hugs and kisses without thinking about all the stuff you have to do. Focus completely on the present moment of just being with them and that is all.Yes, it sounds simple, but sometimes taking the time to just really be with our partner each day is actually all we really need to turn our relationship around.Ultimately, remember this: When we are feeling disconnected from our partner, it isn’t necessarily a sign to leave, but to go deeper. It’s a sign to make subtle changes in order to open your heart and create more intimacy. Sure, it may not always work out for both parties and parting ways may become the best option, but it should be the last resort. 295 Views   no discussions LifestyleRelationships What to Do When You Feel Disconnected from Your Partner by: Huffingtonpost – November 17, 2014center_img Share Tweet Sharelast_img read more

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Passion of online Arsenal fans convinced Gabriel

first_img Promoted ContentThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Why Go Veg? 7 Reasons To Do This8 Shows That Overstayed Their WelcomeTop 10 TV Characters Meant To Be Iconic5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth? Loading… Lille defender, Gabriel Magalhaes, has been convinced about joining Arsenal by the passion of their fans. The Brazilian centre back is on the brink of sealing a £27million move to Arsenal from French side Lille as Mikel Arteta continues planning for the future at the Emirates. The Telegraph reports Arteta has Arsenal fans to thank somewhat for getting the deal over the line amid heavy interest elsewhere.Advertisementcenter_img The illustrious history of the north London side appealed to Gabriel but in an intriguing twist, it is believed that the 22-year-old was also convinced into joining by the club’s fans. read also: With teams vying for his signature, including Manchester United and Napoli too, he had been bombarded by messages from Arsenal fans on social media urging him to join the club – which reportedly helped him come to his decision with him feeling wanted. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

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Midfield options please Arteta

first_img Press Association “We know what to expect. Stoke away is always a tough game,” said Wilshere. “We have to again press them high up the pitch and try to deal with the long balls they are going to play, so when we get the ball, we have to play.” Club record signing Mesut Ozil is expected to shake off the dead leg which kept him out of the Sunderland game, having been given some extra time away to recover. Defender Kieran Gibbs remains a doubt with an injury to a buttock muscle. However, Laurent Koscielny (back) and Nacho Monreal (foot) are expected to be over minor knocks by this weekend. Arteta had returned to the starting XI in Saturday’s 4-1 win over Sunderland following suspension for the Champions League defeat by Bayern Munich, with Mathieu Flamini on the bench. Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey, who had been in sublime form before a thigh injury sidelined him on Boxing Day, is close to a return – all of which will bolster Arsenal’s selection choices for the run-in. “It helps the team because we can rotate players and we can play differently,” Arteta said on Arsenal Player. “We can play with two [in midfield] and it gives us another option. “No-one has been able to play every game this season. I think the league is getting more demanding, you need a big squad, you can’t afford to have only 11 players.” The imminent return of Ramsey will be a welcome boost for Wenger ahead of a testing run of fixtures next month. To kick off, there is the FA Cup quarter-final against Everton followed by the return leg of their European tie in Germany, not to mention the north London derby on March 16 before showdowns against title rivals Chelsea and Manchester City. A trip to Stoke’s Britannia Stadium is hardly the ideal preparation for a run of games which is likely to shape Arsenal’s season. Midfielder Jack Wilshere, though, maintains the Gunners are ready to meet those challenges head on. While many pundits had confidently predicted a new year collapse, the Gunners trail leaders Chelsea by just a point heading into the final dozen matches of the campaign, although third-place Manchester City hold a game in hand. Much had been made of Arsenal’s lack of attacking back-up for main frontman Olivier Giroud following the season-ending injury to Theo Walcott, but Arsene Wenger certainly has plenty of options in a supporting role. Arsenal’s strength in depth through midfield can give them an edge in the Barclays Premier League title race, according to Mikel Arteta.last_img read more

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Orange softball trounced by Sooners in 1st ever NCAA tournament game, 1 loss from elimination

first_img Comments COLLEGE PARK, Md. Oklahoma second baseman Amber Flores couldn’t help but smirk as Syracuse’s Lisaira Daniels stood on first base in the top of the fourth inning.Daniels reached first on a bunt-single that proved to be the only blemish in the Sooners’ box score.  One slow roller away from making their shortened blowout win over the Orange a perfect game.‘(We) played just like (we) have the last two weeks very dominating and a very complete game,’ Oklahoma head coach Patty Gasso said.In Syracuse’s first-ever NCAA tournament game, the Orange was clobbered, 10-0, in the opening game of the College Park NCAA Regional by the red hot Sooners (44-10) at Robert E. Taylor Stadium Friday. The No. 14 seeded Sooners notched its 11th consecutive win with at least one run in every inning. Oklahoma also only allowed one SU (32-25) hitter (Daniels) to reach base. It was the most lopsided game of the season for the Orange and only the second time all year that it has been beaten in a shortened game.The Orange will take on the regional host in Maryland at 2 p.m. Saturday. The loser will be eliminated from tournament competition.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textJust minutes after the game started, Syracuse faced a major obstacle. For the third consecutive game, umpires called sophomore pitcher Jenna Caira for a series of illegal pitches. This time four illegal pitches in the top of the first led to a pair of runs for the Sooners, and SU head coach Leigh Ross quickly made a change to bring in freshman Stacy Kuwik.‘We’re here to win, and I don’t want to jeopardize that with all the illegal pitches,’ Caira said. ‘And if that means me not playing, then I’ll do it.’ The last time Kuwik came in to relieve Caira she threw the game of her life: one run allowed in seven innings to beat DePaul in the semi-finals of the Big East tournament.The setting was the same Friday. The results were completely different.Oklahoma pummeled SU’s freshman over her three innings of work. Every Sooner with an at-bat reached base safely, and OU scored eight runs off of Kuwik.‘Every opportunity, for the most part, that we had a chance to get something done, we got it done,’ Gasso said.This included intelligence on the base paths. With runners on the corners in the bottom of the second, the Sooners executed a perfect double steal. As soon as Syracuse catcher Lacey Kohl threw down to try and nail the runner at second, Oklahoma’s Karolyne Long stole home. This pushed the lead to 5-0 and deflated the Orange even further.Especially considering how outmatched the SU batters looked at the plate. Oklahoma’s 6-foot-2 freshman pitcher Keilani Ricketts fired pitch after pitch pass the Orange. She retired the first ten batters she faced and only two balls left the infield all game long.‘I think when you’re 6-foot-2 and you’re right on top of them (at 43 feet away on the pitching mound), it’s like she is handing the ball to you,’ Ross said. ‘She threw hard, the fastest pitcher that we faced this year.’Friday marked the sixth game this year in which Ricketts has thrown at least four innings and allowed just one hit. Ricketts and reliever Michelle Gascoigne combined to record 10 of the 15 outs via strikeout.Despite allowing the most runs of the season, Ross and Daniels both said it was important that the team avoid a perfect game or no-hitter. Because the Regionals are a double-elimination format, there is still softball left to be played and the team can’t get hung up on the past.‘From every pitch, every strike, every hit they had and every play we have to learn from it,’ Daniels said. ‘That’s the only way we are going to get better. We can’t dwell on it.’ Mjcohe02@syr.edu Published on May 21, 2010 at 12:00 pm Contact Michael: mjcohe02@syr.edu | @Michael_Cohen13 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Schelling: Hawaii game helps bowl preparation

first_imgAfter Saturday’s 51-10 drubbing, Wisconsin owes Hawaii a big mahalo.You see, taking a trip to paradise in the first week of December could have been a risky proposition for head coach Bret Bielema and the Wisconsin football team.After all, who can focus on playing football when you leave the Wisconsin cold for a place where it’s 80 degrees every day and your hotel room comes with a beautiful ocean view?Yet, with two weeks to prepare for a Hawaii team that won four in a row — including a 24-17 victory over a Navy team that nearly knocked off No. 8 Ohio State — the Badgers arrived on Oahu early and went into Aloha Stadium and embarrassed the Warriors.The lopsided result is even more impressive when you consider Hawaii needed the win far more than a Wisconsin squad that would have gone to the Champs Sports Bowl regardless of the outcome.But the win is still very important to the Badgers.What it proves is that Bielema’s squad can go to a beautiful, warm weather destination and stay focused on the task at hand when kickoff rolls around.This point is by no means lost on the players, either.“We know what it’s like to come out early to places, have a couple of days of fun time to yourself and still be able to lock it in,” defensive end J.J. Watt told reporters after the game. “To come out here with a 51-10 win over Hawaii is great for our team.”Last time the Badgers played somewhere even remotely similar in climate to Hawaii was last year’s embarrassment… er, bowl game in Orlando against the Florida State Seminoles. On Dec. 27, 2008, Wisconsin played a game so terrible it likely won’t be forgotten for years to come, especially when discussing Bielema’s merits as head coach.As if the home state advantage weren’t enough for the Seminoles, the Badgers all but gave them the 42-13 victory, coming out flat and letting things get out of hand as the turnovers started piling up.One year and two days later, Bielema and the Badgers will be in a similar position: facing another Florida school — Miami — in a bowl game that wasn’t exactly their first choice. Fortunately for UW, a few differences should make a difference.First, the bowl bid itself is not as bad as it was a year ago.After being fifth in the Big Ten bowl rotation a year ago, the Champs Sports Bowl moved up to fourth for the 2009-10 bowl season. The bump up means the fine folks at Florida Citrus Sports get a 9-3 Wisconsin team tied for fourth in the Big Ten standings rather than a 7-5 Badger squad tied for sixth in the conference.Second, the Badgers’ opponent got a significant upgrade.Sure, the Seminoles beat down UW in last year’s bowl game, but FSU didn’t exactly come into the game with a lot of hype as the 8-4 winner of a weak ACC Atlantic Division.Instead of a pair of unranked teams like last year’s matchup, the 2009 version of the Champs Sports Bowl will be a matchup of No. 24 Wisconsin and No. 14 Miami.Third, the Badgers simply are not as bad as they were a year ago.When UW limped into the Champs Sports Bowl in 2008, they had no business even being invited to Orlando. The Badgers wouldn’t have even been bowl eligible if Minnesota hadn’t choked away a 21-7 halftime lead and Cal Poly’s Andrew Gardner hadn’t pulled a Philip Welch and missed three extra points.This year, Wisconsin boasts a strong defense that has held its last nine opponents under 100 yards rushing (a program record) and has shown an ability to shut down opponents’ passing attacks, albeit an inconsistent ability to do so.Offensively, the Badgers lead the Big Ten in scoring offense at 32.8 points per game, due in large part to the performance of Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year John Clay and UW’s ability to rush for more than 200 yards per game.Finally, and most importantly, Wisconsin should be better prepared than a year ago.Say what you will about Bielema’s coaching abilities, but his decision to schedule a season-ending road game at Hawaii on Dec. 5 may be his best coaching move yet.By doing so, the Badgers will have only 23 days off between their regular season finale and the Champs Sports Bowl. Last year, UW ended its regular season on Nov. 22, giving them more than a month (34 days) off before facing FSU.In making that final game in a tropical locale, Bielema also prepared his team for a similar atmosphere to the bowl game.Extracurricular activities abound during bowl game trips and Bielema’s squad will need to be much more focused than in last year’s matchup with the Seminoles if they intend to finish the season on a winning note.If the Badgers do record their tenth victory of the season, they’ll owe the Warriors another big mahalo.If not, they can say aloha to another wasted season.Jordan is a senior majoring in journalism and political science. Want to share your thoughts on the Badgers’ bowl destination or their chances in the Champs Sports Bowl? Send him an e-mail at jschelling@badgerherald.com.last_img read more

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New USC London office aims to recruit European students

first_imgUSC has opened its newest international office in London to recruit students in the United Kingdom as well as other European countries, and to serve prospective and current students who are abroad. Annenberg students posed at the new USC office in London, which will serve as a center for recruiting students, supporting alumni and developing education and research programs in Europe. Photo from USC News.The office, which is located in the Bloomsbury neighborhood of London, will serve as a center for recruiting, alumni relations and education and research programs. USC President C. L. Max Nikias said in a USC News release that the USC community is excited to continue building on the partnerships and collaborations it has already established in London. “Our London office, which will act as our headquarters not only for the U.K. but for all of Europe, will play a vital role in helping us achieve USC’s ambition of attracting the world’s most talented and creative students,” Nikias said in the release. The office will be led by Director Priya Rana Kapoor, a third-generation Trojan who will be working with prospective students. In the USC News release, Kapoor said that people usually think USC is a small school in California until she starts telling them about the impact it has had on the surrounding area.According to the release, USC boasts one of the largest populations of international students, welcoming more than 11,000 foreign students in the Fall 2017 semester. The best way to think of USC’s nine international offices, according to the Associate Vice Provost for Global Engagement Paulo Rodrigues, is as “embassies” located in areas important to the university.USC already has had an existing presence in London, including the Queen’s College Cambridge–USC exchange, which allows USC undergraduates to spend their final fall semester at the University of Cambridge. The USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism also offers popular programs for students to study in London. Additionally, the University offers the USC Alumni Club of London, a volunteer-run group that connects alumni and supports USC students studying abroad.Kapoor hopes to use that strong alumni base to build relationships for student interning, mentorship and networking opportunities.last_img read more

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Show some love for the Women of Troy

first_imgSunday was an important day.No, I’m not talking about the Super Bowl.I’m referring to another game that occurred just down the street from the Staples Center.For those of you who have no idea what I’m talking about: Yes, there actually was another game that took place at 1 p.m. that day.It was the women’s basketball game between USC and No. 10 UCLA.As I walked into the arena and looked around, I couldn’t help but notice the sea of cardinal filling up the Galen Center.But it wasn’t the raucous crowd you’d normally see at a rivalry game such as this.It was a sea of empty seats.And among those seats were sections of baby blue.That’s right — a bunch of UCLA students and fans came into USC’s house.Not only did they come into our house, but they made their presence known.They screamed, shouted and booed our Women of Troy, acting as if they owned the place.To counter their awful eight-clap — silence.To counter their sign-waving, their finger-pointing and their chanting — nothing.USC students: UCLA students outclassed you.Sure, the players’ parents were there for support, but you can’t expect them to be the only ones giving it their all for their own.On the other hand, I traveled to Westwood for the first meeting between the two teams, and it was by far a different atmosphere in Pauley Pavilion.UCLA students and fans packed the arena, and they were cheering, chanting and cursing the Women of Troy.If I were a USC player, I would have felt I was playing in marked territory.The game between the same two teams occurred Sunday — except this time, it was in USC territory.You think Bruin fans would think twice before heading into the heart of downtown Los Angeles, but that clearly wasn’t the case on Sunday.They knew what they were doing, and they had enough school pride (and guts) to come into the Galen Center and support their team.The tough part about seeing the lack of student support is listening to one of your own acting as if this should be normal.“I’ve been here for three years and that’s always how it’s been,” said junior guard Ashley Corral. “It sucks to come out on your home court and get booed.”Unfortunately, that’s exactly the problem.That’s where we, as students, are supposed to come in.To see a home team get booed in their own arena is downright awful.To have your crosstown rivals come into your own house and fill almost an entire section of the lower bowl is inexcusable.And to let it happen without even putting up a fight is embarrassing.We’re supposed to be a Trojan family.It’s up to us, as students, to fight for our school and our team.We help each other out, defend and support each other.But that wasn’t the case Sunday.I can probably count on both hands the number of USC students in the Galen Center Sunday afternoon — and that’s being generous.Home-court advantage is crucial, no matter what sport you play.The support of fans changes the whole dynamic of a game. A three-point basket or a home run can send the crowd into a frenzy and swing momentum back to the home team.And in an important game that had large implications on USC’s conference seeding and its NCAA tournament hopes, having fans show up to this game would have meant everything.But nobody showed up, nobody supported the Women of Troy and nobody was there to stand up and retaliate against those Bruins in baby blue.So, my call to you, as students, is this: Show some more love for the women’s basketball team.They still have a shot at making the NCAA tournament, and at this point in the season, they have a better record than their male counterparts.I can guarantee you don’t have a problem showing up at the men’s basketball game, so why not show the same support for the women?Don’t let your crosstown rivals, or any other opponents for that matter, think they can walk down here and act like they own our house.Have some pride, don that cardinal and gold proudly and support your Women of Troy.“In The Zone” runs Thursdays. To comment on this article, visit dailytrojan.com or e-mail Trevor at trevor.wong@usc.edu.last_img read more

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Grinding Gears: Jay Tufele’s block was critical for the season

first_imgEvery good season has its signature moments — sequences, calls, plays that go down in the history books. If USC football is to have a 2018 season to remember, then the left hand of redshirt freshman defensive lineman Jay Tufele will be responsible for not just Friday’s 39-36 win over Washington State, but also for one of those moments.Who knows what would have happened had Christian Haangana — the Washington State redshirt sophomore left guard who fell while blocking for redshirt freshman punter Blake Mazza on the potential game-tying 38-yard field goal attempt — stayed upright, if Tufele hadn’t used all of his 6-foot-3 frame to deflect the kick, which would have otherwise split the uprights and forced overtime.Consider what a loss would have meant: a 1-3 start for the second time in three years, except with a true freshman quarterback and no Sam Darnold waiting in the wings. It would have meant firing up the hot seat for members of the coaching staff — members like offensive coordinator Tee Martin, if not head coach Clay Helton himself. It would have justified the boobirds who came out at the Coliseum when USC went down after two scores in the second half despite holding a massive talent edge over Washington State.For a week, those questions won’t be asked. And with USC’s next seven games coming against conference opponents, none of which are substantially better than Washington State, they may not be asked for a while.Friday’s win was reminiscent of last season’s theme, when Darnold’s magic masked the team’s many issues. This time, it was the arm of freshman quarterback JT Daniels, the athleticism of freshman wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown and redshirt sophomore wide receiver Tyler Vaughns and the speed of junior wide receiver Michael Pittman Jr. that bailed the Trojans out. One tell-tale sign that USC at no point had control of the game was the time of possession, which favored Washington State by more than 11 minutes. The Trojans never applied pressure to Cougar quarterback Gardner Minshew II, and on the other side of the line, didn’t give Daniels much time to operate. The run game was better than its woeful negative yardage performance in Texas, but what should be the bread-and-butter of this team was never established. Sophomore running back Stephen Carr, who exploded for 56 yards on the first two plays of the game, somehow only wound up with 77 yards on eight carries. Other problems still persisted. Minshew gashed the Trojans for 344 yards in the air, and the secondary, weakened by injury but still sporting a senior cornerback in Iman Marshall and a redshirt senior cornerback in Ajene Harris, did not look like it had a grip on coverage — three different Washington State receivers recorded six or more receptions. And there were the facepalming moments, like redshirt senior center Toa Lobendahn snapping the ball way over Daniels’ head for a 17-yard loss that ruined a promising drive in the second quarter.Some of these issues are on the players. Others are on the coaching staff not putting the players in the right position to succeed. But none of them are because of talent, and this is a recurring point of discussion with this program. Very few high school football players raise their hands to willingly spend four years in Pullman, Wash. The recruits that Washington State lands are typically the ones who were turned down by big-time programs like USC, which literally has four- and five-star recruits begging for a roster spot year after year. Considering the talent disparity on the field on Friday, Washington State had no business hanging with USC, much less being a field goal away from tying the game late in regulation.Still, the caveat: If the Trojans play the rest of the season the same way they did on Friday, they could easily wind up with an 8-1 conference record and a trip to the Pac-12 Championship. That’s how bad the Pac-12 is, and how poorly USC can play and still end up with an objectively good season. But this is only possible because of Tufele’s block, which came on a play call installed last week by special teams coach John Baxter. It was called “D-move,” according to Tufele, and it entailed going over the offensive guard if he leans forward. Prior to the kick, senior linebacker Cameron Smith noticed that Haangana was ready to lean forward, so he yelled out the play.Haangana, indeed, leaned forward. Tufele, matched up across from him, didn’t. Haangana fell and watched as Tufele, unguarded, swatted the kick away.“Right when I got in, it was just ‘one-two-three’ and I was up,” Tufele said outside the locker room after the game, speaking like a redshirt freshman in his first time in the spotlight. “I put my hands up and prayed the ball was going to hit it. I was like, ‘Game over. Checkmate.’”A smart play call, solid communication, sublime execution and a depth player contributing in a big way: These are the traits of a good team. For all the problems that flared up, for all the griping and complaining that rightfully lands on the coaching staff week after week, everything came together perfectly for one critical moment on Friday. And that moment — it just might be the spark the Trojans need. Eric He is a senior majoring in journalism. He is also the managing editor of the Daily Trojan. His column, “Grinding Gears,” runs Mondays.last_img read more

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Dwayne Johnson’s $15 million XFL purchase objected by league’s unsecured creditors

first_img Former WWE superstar Dwayne Johnson made headlines on Monday after he decided to purchase the now-defunct pro football league XFL. According to reports, Johnson and his investors, who include his business partner Dany Garcia along with RedBird Capital Partners, shelled out $15 million to purchase the XFL. They aim to resume plays next season. However, the Dwayne Johnson XFL plans are likely to hit a roadblock with the league’s unsecured creditors having objected the purchase.Also Read: Dwayne Johnson Suggests Washington Ballers As New Name For Washington Football Team Sreehari Menon 1 month ago Noah Centineo cast as Atom Samsher in Dwayne Johnson starrer ‘Black Adam’ First Published: 4th August, 2020 16:41 IST Last Updated: 4th August, 2020 16:41 IST Dwayne Johnson’s $15 Million XFL Purchase Objected By League’s Unsecured Creditors Former WWE star Dwayne Johnson’s $15 million purchase of the Vince McMahon’s bankrupt XFL has been objected by the league’s committee of unsecured creditors. 1 month ago Monique Samuels & Candice Dillard heated confrontation kicks off ‘RHOP’ season 5 COMMENT WATCH US LIVE 1 month ago Cristiano Ronaldo buys world’s most expensive car, set to be delivered in 2021 XFL purchase objected: Dwayne Johnson plans to resume XFL next season With that XFL purchase objected, the committee has significant concerns that the sale contemplated with the proposed buyer does not complete the sound business purpose test. The committee has been and remains supportive of a competitive sale process run by the debtor that invited a qualifying bid from the proposed buyer. While the Dwayne Johnson XFL purchase is objected, it is likely to be a small hiccup in the entire sale process. The WWE wrestler-turned-actor is likely to become the new XFL owner. Also Read: What Is XFL? What Is The Major Difference Between The Rock’s XFL And NFL?XFL President John Pollack was excited to see the sale to Dwayne Johnson happen and said that Dany, Dwayne and Gerry are a dream team ownership group. Pollack further said that the XFL is in the best possible hands for the exciting journey ahead. Dany Garcia revealed that the league plans to resume playing in 2021 and are taking all necessary steps to execute it.  The XFL has twice shuttered after one season, first in 2001 and again earlier this year as a result of the pandemic. There hasn’t been a successful alternative professional football league since the AFL forced a merger with the NFL in 1970. Also Read: Vince McMahon Claims He’s Not The ‘bad Guy’ After XFL Bankruptcy Saga(Image Courtesy: The Rock Instagram) center_img WE RECOMMEND SUBSCRIBE TO US FOLLOW US 1 month ago Dwayne Johnson suggests Washington Ballers as new name for Washington Football Team LIVE TV 1 month ago Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Moana’ has bagged these awards and nominations; see list Dwayne Johnson XFL purchase objected by unsecured creditors: ReportsDwayne Johnson and his investors bought the XFL for $15 million on Monday from WWE boss Vince McMahon after the league had filed for bankruptcy as the season was cancelled amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. The XFL declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy on April 13 and has been seeking a buyer for the past three months, marketing itself as a made-for-TV product that could transition as early as 2021 to a bubble concept during the coronavirus pandemic. However, according to XFL Newsroom, the Dwayne Johnson XFL purchase was objected by the league’s committee of unsecured creditors, claiming that the $15 million from Johnson and his group isn’t nearly enough for the entire league.Also Read: Cristiano Ronaldo, Dwayne Johnson And Other Stars’ Interesting Nap Schedules Revealed Written Bylast_img read more

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