Photo of the Week: Belle Isle’s Scott Fountain

first_imgOne of my favorite places to visit on Detroit’s Belle Isle is the Scott Fountain on the western side of the island. The marble fountain was in disrepair for years, and subsequently turned off. But since the Michigan Department of Natural Resources has taken over management of Belle Isle this year, the fountain is once again flowing. According to the Belle Isle Convervancy, there are over 100 water outlets in the fountain, in the shape of turtle, lions, and people. It’s a beautiful site and I often see rose petals strewn on the steps from wedding parties having their pictures taken. These photos were taken in the early morning, just after sunrise. From Memorial Day to Labor Day, the fountain puts on a light show at dusk, which I’m hoping to see this week. Have you visited the Scott Fountain? Did you see the light show at dusk? Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading…RelatedPhoto of the Week: Rainbow Over James Scott Memorial FountainFor someone who’s rarely had her camera with her when she sees a rainbow, I’ve had remarkable luck this year photographing rainbows. And this past week topped it off when I discovered what was at the end of the rainbow at Belle Isle State Park in Detroit. When I left…In “Michigan”Photo of the Week: Coventry Garden in Windsor, Ontario, CanadaDid you see the llama? Or the dinosaur? Hey, this one looks like a frog. Wait, there’s a dinosaur here? What a delightful time I had yesterday afternoon when I explored the beautiful Coventry Garden in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. Coventry Garden Windsor is known for it’s friendly waterfront, with easily…In “Garden”Photo of the Week: Belle Isle Annual Holiday StrollAgainst a backdrop of holiday lights and dozens of brightly colored poinsettias, the joyous sounds of the Deep River Choir filled the Show House at the Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory during Belle Isle’s annual Holiday Stroll this weekend. It was crowded and dimly lit in the Show House as people…In “Detroit”last_img read more

Spencer volleyball finishes third at Reedsburg Invitational

first_imgRogers has 47 digs, six aces for Rockets in four matchesBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterREEDSBURG — The Spencer volleyball team went 2-2 to finish third at the Reedsburg Invitational on Saturday at Reedsburg High School.The Rockets’ wins came 29-27, 25-20 over Hillsboro and 22-25, 25-10, 15-8 over Adams-Friendship.Jenna Schober finished with 32 kills and 38 digs, Jenna Rogers had 47 digs and six service aces, and Liz Endreas added 26 kills for the Rockets.Setters Sadie Mercier and McKenzie Bainer had 37 and 28 assists, respectively.“We played some really good teams, and we did not bring our ‘A’ game,” Spencer coach Buff Heller said. “When you face solid Division 1 teams, you have to play your best. Hopefully the solid competition helps us build as we head to the playoffs.Spencer will play Colby at home on Tuesday.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)last_img read more

PORTAVIN TOUCH WINE CHAMPIONS CUP 2006

first_imgTouch South Australia will join forces with Portavin Wine to host the Portavin Touch Wine Champions Cup 2006 (PTW06). Forty teams from wineries from around the nation will compete in a round robin tournament on Sunday 19 November 2006 with all proceeds going to the Hutt Street Centre charity. More than 3,000 people of all ages are expected to converge on Tattunga Reserve (Park 17) Adelaide Parklands, Corner Greenhill Road/Fullerton Road for the gala day that begins at 10.00am and concludes at 5.00pm.   The tournament is the brainchild of United Kingdom wine writer and author Matthew Dukes who has found an ideal way for people to partake in the fun, fitness, and friendship of Touch Football, raise much needed funds for a worthy arm of the community, and enjoy a variety of social experiences.Local and Interstate Wine Industry representatives supported the Inaugural event in 2005, along with local corporate partners, and big name home town sporting celebrities, such as Former Wallaby Captain, Nick Farr-Jones, and the doyen of sports commentators in Australia, Bruce Mc Avaney.The PTW06 is expected to be even more successful this year with key local and national wine industry and corporate partners again committed to the event, and local celebrities keen to contribute to the Hutt Street Centre, a day refuge for Adelaide’s homeless population. PTW06 has become a highly anticipated and hugely popular event on the South Australian sporting and social calendar. The event offers the public a day of exciting sporting entertainment, wine tasting, and fun family activities – a perfect social occasion.A celebrity Touch Football challenge featuring Event Ambassador Wallaby icon Nick Farr-Jones, Adelaide Crows legends Graham Cornes and Mark Bickley, former Olympic Medalist and long-serving Australian Opals Basketball champion Rachel Sporn, and local media personalities is sure to delight the crowd. All funds raised on the day will aid the Hutt Street Centre, a day centre for Adelaide’s homeless. Touch SA is involved on the Planning Committee for the event and are conducting the tournament.Touch SA development staff is also providing training and skill sessions as an introduction to the sport for all the teams in the lead-up to the competition.  Touch South Australia Branch Manager, Gavin Mc Donald, is thrilled to be playing an integral role in the event and is excited by the opportunity to showcase Touch Football in South Australia.“We are very proud to be a part of this fantastic event. Not only are we helping raise valuable funds to help continue the excellent work of the Hutt Street Centre who provide such a worthy service to the community, but we are also bringing the game of Touch Football to over 230 participants and over 3000 spectators who may be seeing the game for the first time.” The Touch SA web-site will feature full event details, registration forms, team profiles, celebrity player information, sponsors profiles, wine lists and tasting notes, and up to the minute news of this years tournament. It will be interactive and entertaining – just as Portavin Touch Wine 06 will be.If you would like further information about Portavin Touch Wine, or you would like to make a donation to the Hutt Street Centre, please contact Danielle Bayard on +61 8 8418 2511 or email: [email protected]  If you require further information or would like to make a donation, please contact:Kathryn Ainslie Member Services OfficerTouch South AustraliaMob: 0401999715Phone: 08 83733222Fax: 088373 3322E-mail:[email protected] Danielle BayardHutt Street Centre+61664182511E-mail: [email protected]last_img read more

10 months agoValencia coach Marcelino admits Chicharito admiration

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Valencia coach Marcelino admits Chicharito admirationby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveValencia coach Marcelino admits they need to sell if they’re to sign West Ham striker Javier Hernandez.It’s been suggested Marcelino would prefer to cut short the loan of Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi and replace him with Chicharito.He said, “Chicharito is a player with an international trajectory. But I prefer the four attackers we have. I do not see today the possibility that we stay with five attackers because it is a particular position. “We have four good attackers. They do not find the way to the goal but we have to change that. If an attacker leaves us because all the parties agree, we will look for a solution in the transfer window. But we are not considering the possibility of having five attackers.” last_img read more

Football Urban Meyer praises Brendon White in Monday press conference

Ohio State did not have much secondary depth heading into the Nebraska game Saturday. The Buckeyes were without sophomore safety Isaiah Pryor, out with a shoulder impingement, and sophomore cornerback Jeffrey Okudah, out with a groin injury suffered during practice that week. Jordan Fuller did not do Ohio State any favors. The junior safety was ejected from the game in the second quarter after being called for targeting. But sophomore safety Brendon White gave head coach Urban Meyer some hope. He recorded 13 total tackles — two for loss.In his weekly press conference, Meyer would not go as far as to say White’s performance was “refreshing” for the Ohio State defense, noting he is not sure he has used that word in his life. But he said White’s performance was important, especially at a shaky position. “Going back to springtime, safety was not a solidified position. We have to play much better at that spot,” Meyer said. “You had some injuries this week. And obviously the targeting call. And there he is, he’s in the game. And looked out there, you had Shaun Wade at one safety and Brendon White at the other.” Meyer said after the game Saturday he expects Pryor and Okudah to be back for Michigan State. But, with White’s performance, the head coach said he has a decision to make: whether White earned a start even with a healthy secondary. Meyer said that answer will come in the next few days, but, nevertheless, the sophomore safety has earned playing time. “We’re going to find out. He’s certainly going to play. He’s earned that right. He’s practiced. That was coming,” Meyer said. “His practices have been very good the last couple of weeks and coach Grinch made that clear in front of the team after the game. But he’s certainly earned the right to be on the field.” Without a definite starter next to Fuller, Meyer said White will still have to earn the trust of the coaching staff. But after his performance against the Cornhuskers, White will have continued opportunities to grow into that role, Meyer said. Hartline picks up on the recruiting trailEven with the lack of stability with the Ohio State wide receivers heading into the 2018 season, with the firing of former wide receivers coach and recruiting coordinator Zach Smith, interim wide receivers coach Brian Hartline did not have time to learn the ropes of recruiting. However, in his new role, Hartline has continued the trend, securing a commitment from 2020 four-star wide receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba. A Rockwall, Texas, native, Smith-Njigba is the No. 59 wide-receiver recruit in the country and the No. 36 recruit in the start, according to the 247Sports composite rankings. Along with Smith-Njigba, Hartline has helped keep five-star 2019 wide receiver Garrett Wilson, who was at the Nebraska game Saturday, committed to the Buckeyes even after Smith’s firing in July, and added a commitment from 2019 four-star wide receiver Jameson Williams in September. To Meyer, Hartline is doing a very good job in a role he was forced into. “He was thrust into a situation,” Meyer said. “And I think one of the great things he had, he had a veteran group to coach, and he has very good recruiters around here to see how it’s done. He’s been here a couple of years. That’s a positive.” Meyer has not confirmed whether Hartline’s title of interim coach will turn into a full-time role, saying he will “address it at the right time.” read more

Germany boss rules out Ozil comeback

first_imgGermany boss Joachim Low feels that it’s very unlikely that Mesut Ozil will ever retract his decision to retire from international footballThe Arsenal playmaker announced his retirement following Germany’s disastrous World Cup campaign that saw them eliminated at the group stages.Ozil cited German Football Federation (DFB) president Reinhard Grindel’s discrimination and “incompetence” as one of his main reasons for leaving the national side.The 29-year-old did suggest though that he may make a comeback if the “feeling of racism and disrespect” from the DFB disappears.But Low says his gone and that’s it.“In my view, Mesut Ozil has clearly declared his retirement and closed the door by himself with that, so a comeback is not a topic,” he told Sport Bild, via SportsKeeda.Top 5 Bundesliga players to watch during the weekend Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 11, 2019 With the international activity cooling down for the next month, we go back to the Bundesliga’s Top 5 players to watch next weekend.The German…Low revealed last week that he has not been able to talk to Ozil since his announcement.“Mesut did not call me, not to this very day,” he said.“I tried to reach him several times in the past two weeks, via text message, via phone. Mesut has decided to take this path. I must accept it.“Ozil has been my player for nine years. We’ve experienced a lot together. A few lows, but more highs. We’ve won the World Cup. This will still stay forever.“I am still of the opinion that he was one of the best players we had in Germany in the last 20, 30 years.“One day, we’ll have a conversation. I would have wished for him to inform me personally, and I was disappointed at first.”last_img read more

Emery Ozil very motivated everday at Arsenal

first_imgArsenal boss Unai Emery commended Mesut Ozil’s motivation following Arsene Wenger’s comments on his international retirementAfter missing Arsenal’s 5-1 thrashing of Fulham last time out, Ozil returned to full training during the international break and has been included in the squad set to face Leicester City on Monday.However, Ozil’s former Arsenal coach Wenger suggested this week that the player’s motivation may have dropped as a result of his retirement from international duty with Germany.But Emery reckons otherwise and praised Ozil’s commitment in a press conference on Thursday.Daniel Fark, Norwich City, Premier LeagueDaniel Farke, From mid-table in the Championship to the Premier League Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Norwich City manager, Daniel Farke, has taken his team from the middle of the table in the English Championship to play with the big boys in the Premier League.“We need every player with a very big motivation every day in training and to continue improving and to continue helping us with his quality,” Emery said on Arsenal.com.“It’s the same with Mesut. The motivation is very important for us. We want to find this motivation every day from every player.”Despite being injury concerns, both Arsenal forwards Danny Welbeck and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang have also been included in Monday’s squad alongside Ozil.Goalkeeper Petr Cech will undergo last-minute scans to determine whether he will be available after struggling with a hamstring injury.last_img read more

Ranieri says Leicester match will be emotional

first_imgFor the first time since being sacked last year, the Fulham manager is meeting the team he led to glory in the 2015-2016 seasonManager Claudio Ranieri helped Leicester City win their first English Premier League title in the 2015-2016 season.The Italian coach is now with Fulham and will play against the Foxes for the first time since he was sacked last year.“It’ll be very strange. Very emotional moment, but it’s OK. That is football. It will be a good moment, for sure, but we have to win,” Ranieri told Reuters.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“Every match is a cup final. Our fans must help us and we must make them proud of us.”“I want to see progress after Southampton and Chelsea,” he commented.“The more we play together they [players] improve, there are players who understand early and others must work some more.”last_img read more

Arjen Robben out for Bayern Munich until 2019

first_imgBayern Munich manager Niko Kovac has confirmed Arjen Robben will not available to him for the rest of 2018The 34-year-old winger aggravated a thigh injury and has been absent for Bayern’s last three matches against Ajax, Nurnberg and Werder Bremen.Speaking ahead to Saturday’s trip to Hannover 96, Kovac broke the news that Robben will miss the rest of their remaining three fixtures before the winter break in Germany.“He won’t play again in this half of the season. The focus is on January 4,” said Kovac, according to Goal.“The doctors looked at it. It makes no sense for us to go into a major injury.”Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.The Croatian will not be deciding who plays on Saturday until training today has been completed.“We have one day less due to the Wednesday match than if we had played on Tuesday,” added Kovac.“We will decide who plays after training. We have to keep in mind that we have three games [in eight days].”After Hannover, Bayern will take on RB Leipzig and Eintracht Frankfurt next week.last_img read more

Unai Emery under investigation for bottle incident

first_imgArsenal manager Unai Emery could face punishment from the English Football Association (FA) for kicking a bottle towards Brighton supportersThe frustrated Spaniard was witnessed kicking a bottle in the dugout towards the latter stages of Arsenal’s 1-1 draw at Brighton.Emery later confessed that the bottle he kicked had indeed hit a supporter in the stands and apologised for his actions.“I said to them [the supporter], apologies, because I kick the bottle after a disappointing action for us in the last minutes,” said Emery.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“It wasn’t hard, but it touched one supporter for them. I said to them ‘I’m sorry’.”But Sky Sports reports that the 47-year-old isn’t in the clear with the FA investigating the incident that occurred at the Amex Stadium on Boxing Day.The report adds that Emery’s actions were likely left out of the referee’s match report.A decision on the former Paris Saint-Germain coach’s fate could be made later today.last_img read more