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Syracuse football recruiting: Class of 2018 linebacker Ja’Qurius Smith decommits from Syracuse

first_imgClass of 2018 linebacker Ja’Qurius Smith decommitted from Syracuse on Tuesday, he announced via Twitter. Published on January 17, 2018 at 9:45 am Contact Andrew: [email protected] | @A_E_Graham Smith originally committed to Syracuse in May of 2017, but did not take advantage of the early signing period in December. He has since received a scholarship offer from Cincinnati, where 247sports.com predicts he will eventually commit. Smith also has offers from Purdue, South Florida, Western Kentucky and Dino Babers’ former school, Bowling Green.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Lakeland, Florida, native is a three-star prospect, and was one of four linebackers committed to Syracuse. Juan Wallace, Martrevious Allison and Lakiem Williams are the three others, and all have signed National Letters of Intent with the Orange.See the rest of the Dino Babers’ Class of 2018 here. Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Coutinho Out Of Liverpool Squad For Manchester City Clash – Klopp

first_imgBrazilian midfielder, Philippe Coutinho has been left out of Liverpool’s squad that will face Manchester City this weekend according to manager, Jurgen Klopp.25-year-old Coutinho, who missed out of all Liverpool’s Premier League games this season due to a back injury, returned to training with the club after featuring for Brazil in two World Cup qualifier games during last weekend’s international break.“I decided to leave him out of the squad for City so we can use the time for extra training. He agreed.” Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp explained.15 – Philippe Coutinho has scored 15 goals from outside the area since his Premier League debut; more than any other player. Ambitious. pic.twitter.com/0vmxvoyE4b— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) July 21, 2017“We have to prepare him for the rest of the season and that is quite difficult with our fixtures and schedule. He agreed – he didn’t want to just play 15 minutes.”Coutinho was denied a move to Barcelona in the summer transfer window following Liverpool’s rejection of three separate bids from the Spanish giants despite Coutinho reportedly handing a transfer request to the club.“It is like when you are in a relationship and you take a break – you manage to forget what happened in that break and that’s what it is like. I am very happy with the situation”. Klopp added.RelatedLiverpool’s Philippe Coutinho Hands In Transfer RequestAugust 11, 2017In “England”Klopp: Coutinho Not For Sale Despite Barca InterestJuly 21, 2017In “England”Philippe Coutinho Is Not For Sale – Liverpool Releases Official Statement Amidst Barcelona InterestAugust 11, 2017In “England”last_img read more

Veteran’s Day special: Six Vietnam buddies get reacquainted with one another 44 years later

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (2) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +5 Vote up Vote down crusader pride · 300 weeks ago Awesome story cue. Thank you and thanks to these six fine gentlemen. Report Reply 0 replies · active 300 weeks ago +6 Vote up Vote down SumnerRes · 300 weeks ago Great story! I never knew Eldon was a Veteran but respect him even more now! Thanks for sharing and thank you Eldon for serving our country! So happy you got to see all your military buddies again! Awesome! Report Reply 0 replies · active 300 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Veteran’s Day means different things for different people. For Eldon Lawless of Wellington it is a reminder that you’re never too old to reunite with military friends.Lawless served Vietnam for a year in 1970— partially in Saigon and six months at Phu Bai, South Vietnam at Firebase Sally. And 44 years later, thanks to the magic of Internet, he reunited with his friends, who were so much part of his life for more than six months.After graduating from Kansas State University, Lawless enlisted in the military and would eventually become part of a battalion whose missions were aiming large guns at prearranged targets. While they weren’t in direct battle conflict much like those who crawled through rice patties or spent months in the wet humid jungle, they most certainly saw their fair share of warfare.And in those six months, these six men would share the bunker, engage in battle together, eat together, go to sleep together, drink beer together. Their lives were intertwined 24-7.Eldon Lawless, (front, center) in 1970 with his friends Peter Deisch, Ron Summers, Jack Palumbo, Jack Steele, Lt Mike Jepsen, Mike Wilson.Then when their military commitment would end they separated, returned to the states and lived their lives. For Lawless that meant returning to Sumner County to run the family farm. He would eventually become an employee of First National Bank of Wellington – now Impact Bank. He would raise a family and eventually retire.As many do when leaving one world to return to the other, Lawless lost touch with the people he spent so much time with in 1970.But last winter, one of his buddies took the initiative to reacquaint himself with people from year’s past.Lawless was at home spending a quiet evening early this year when his phone rang. He looked at the caller ID and it said “John Steele.”“I was thinking at first don’t answer it,” Lawless said. “I didn’t recognize the number.”But then he remembered he served with a “Jack” Steele and wondered if that could be him and the Caller ID just had the wrong first name. He rolled the dice and picked up the phone. Sure enough, it was him. Steele has been living in North Carolina.In 2014, with a lot more gray hair at the reunion, from left, Gary Helms, Peter Deisch, Eldon Lawless, Jack Steele, Ron Summers, and Mike Jepsen.The battalion was a scattershot of boys from across the United States. Two were farm boys from the Midwest, one was from southern Illinois, two were southern boys and there was a man from Utah.“I was the first he found,” Lawless said of Jack. “It is pretty safe to say I’m the only ‘Eldon Lawless’ in Kansas.”The two talked for quite awhile and they decided that it would be great to find the other four and get the group together for a reunion. The other four were a little harder to locate.“We had a ‘Mike Wilson’ in Illinois to find,” Lawless said. “There were about 1,250 of those.”But eventually the group of men were contacted and all of them were eager for a reunion. They scheduled a trip to southern Missouri at Table Rock Lake in Missouri in late September, where Lawless has a son-in-law who has a lake home.“I think what made us nervous, there was this fear that we wouldn’t have anything to talk about,” Lawless said. “The second we met that fear evaporated. It was like 44 years away from one another had never happened. We were exactly the same except we all are bigger and have gray hair.”Although all six men have become successes in their own right at home, they were eager to reminisce about the old days.Kathryne Steele, Jack’s wife, wrote this in a newspaper article in the North Wilkesboro N.C. Record.“The overriding sentiment was that they were glad they served their country, but wouldn’t want to go back. They did the job they were given without bravado, without shouting, without gnashing of teeth about the unfairness of young lives disrupted.Finally, there was joy. Pure joy at having a shared experience; joy in being alive and able to attend a reunion of fellow soldiers. Joy in renewing friendships and see the value of such friendships. The joy created by being in beautiful natural surroundings especial when one considers the grim surroundings they shared while ‘in country.’”Today, Lawless looks back and smiles. He didn’t particularly care for the war itself and never really talked about it when he returned home. Vietnam vets did not enjoy the accolades that soldiers from other wars received when coming home before or since. It was an unpopular war.“The other day, (fellow banker) Bob Leftwich thanked me for serving in the war,” Lawless said. “That was the first time anyone thanked me for going to Vietnam since I returned. I really appreciated that.”And with that in mind as you celebrate Veteran’s Day, remember those who fought all wars on foreign land – especially those who lived through the battles in Vietnam.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

REVEALED: DONEGAL HAS WORST PLANNING RECORD – LAND ZONED FOR EXTRA 180,000 PEOPLE

first_imgDONEGAL’S record on planning applications is the worst in the country, an official report said today.Donegal County Council re-zoned land which was enough to house another 180,000 people, said An Taisce in its report.The current population of the county stands at 160,000, according to the latest Census. That means the council had created enough home planning for the population to more than doubleIt its statement An Taisce pointed out that Donegal had over 5,500 acres zoned for housing in 2010.Despite this 50% of all new residential planning permissions over ten years was for land that was unzoned.The best council was judged to be South Dublin followed by Dun Laoghaire/Rathdown, Galway City and Fingal. In its report today An Taisce was damning of Donegal County Council.An Taisce’s Charles Stanley-Smith said: “Bad planning is not victim free. The analysis shows that there is a very strong correlation between councils that have scored poorly and a range of negative socio-economic and environmental outcomes.“For example, councils which scored poorly generally had the highest rate of residential vacancy, the highest rate of population decline and out-migration, the highest levels of unfinished ‘Ghost Estates’, lower residential property prices and significant instances of ground and surface water pollution.”The report from An Taisce mentions the Mahon Tribunal’s final report which recommended that there be an independent planning regulator “free from political pressure”. An Taisce said it agreed with this recommendation and with one that said the National Spatial Strategy and future National Development Plans must be given proper legislation.Donegaldaily.com understands that an official Government investigation into planning practices at Donegal County Council will be announced ‘within weeks.’ It follows internal inquiries set up by former minister John Gormley which the present Government is reviewing.REVEALED: DONEGAL HAS WORST PLANNING RECORD – LAND ZONED FOR EXTRA 180,000 PEOPLE was last modified: April 16th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:000 PEOPLEREVEALED: DONEGAL HAS WORST PLANNING RECORD – LAND ZONED FOR EXTRA 180last_img read more