Usain Bolt leaves Australian club after trial period ends

first_imgSydney: Retired sprint world record holder and eight-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt of Jamaica has ended his trial with the Central Coast Mariners, the Australian football club announced on Friday.The Central Coast Mariners and Bolt’s representative Ricky Simms were in talks with third parties to find a solution for the hiring of the former athletics star, reports Efe.“Despite the several promising potential partners, Bolt and the Central Coast Mariners concluded amicably that they will not be able to reach an adequate agreement in a timely manner,” the club said in a statement. Also Read – Meghalayan mid-fielder Phrangki Buam joins ISL side FC Goa “I would like to thank the Central Coast Mariners owners, management, staff, players and fans for making me feel welcome during my time there. I wish the club success for the season ahead,” said Bolt, who joined the team in August for an indefinite trial period.The Central Coast Mariners was the fourth team that Bolt approached after testing with Borussia Dortmund of Germany, Sundowns of South Africa and Stromsgodset of Norway. IANS Also Read: Sports Newslast_img read more

University Club moves its location

first_imgStoops Hall, currently the home of the Graduate Education Library, will be the new home of the University Club beginning in spring 2012, the university decided earlier this month.The University Club is a campus club exclusively for USC faculty and staff, who can choose to become members by applying and paying membership dues. The Club, currently located in a building in the southeast corner of campus, near Pardee Way, is a restaurant for member professors and campus staff.Stoops Hall is located near the intersection of Trousdale Parkway and 34th Street, west of the School of Social Work.The decision to move the Club came from the Office of the Provost. Having it in an architecturally historic building was a primary reason cited by staff at the Club.“[Stoops Hall] is so much more representative of the direction that the university is headed in, in terms of architecture and prestige, and it better represents the history of the university,” said Ed Kasky, program director of the University Club.Stoops Hall, built in 1923, first served as a branch of the Los Angeles Public Library. It then became part of USC, and has housed the Graduate Education Library and the East Asian Library in 1999.Stoops Hall is currently being used as additional space for the School of Policy, Planning, and Development. Its current occupants will be moved to the University Gateway building north of campus.As a former library, Stoops Hall will have to be refitted before the club can move in.“Stoops will have to be outfitted with a kitchen, and facilities to manage banquets and catering. We’re also making it [American with Disabilities Act] compliant. It’s going to be a serious renovation,” said Kristen Todd, membership and member programs coordinator for the University Club.Though the interior of the building will have to be significantly changed, little will change on the exterior so as to preserve the building’s historical appearance.“There are many beautiful components of the original building that [will] still remain and those will be kept in the renovated building,” said Joe Back, associate senior vice president of Campus Development and Facilities Management, in an email.Club members are also excited about the move to the new building.“[Stoops Hall] is like Bovard, Doheny and Mudd Hall — it’s in the age and grace of those buildings. It provides a sense of continuity from generation to generation,” said Regina Nordahl, associate dean of the School of Policy, Planning, and Development and University Club member.Kasky hopes the move will make the club more visible and attract more faculty and staff to become members, which is a goal it constantly strives toward.The current location will be demolished; details on the replacement structure have not been released, Back said.A banquet hall and outdoor patio will also be added to Stoops Hall.“We’re also celebrating our 50th anniversary, so [the move] has come in conjunction with that,” Todd said. “In the fall … we’re looking to do a special dinner or event, kind of a farewell to the old space and the 50 years that were spent here.”The site of the current single-story building, opened in 1960, could be used more efficiently, according to Kasky.“[The current structure] being a single-level building, which covers 10,000 square feet, makes it very valuable real estate for the university. So we knew that eventually something multi-story was going to have to come here,” Kasky said.Other changes to the University Club are planned besides the move. Executive Chef Blake Clevenger recently joined the staff, and the Club will be going through a “brand rehaul,” Todd said.“The space is going to have a lot more of a collegial club feel, as has been seen in other university clubs throughout the country,” he said.Funding for the renovation of Stoops Hall will come jointly from the University Club and the university, according to Kasky. Construction will start April 18, and the renovation is planned to be completed by Feb. 2, 2012.last_img read more

Dino Babers gives injury updates, says Mahoney will likely start if Dungey can’t on ACC teleconference

first_img Published on November 16, 2016 at 12:20 pm Contact Tomer: tdlanger@syr.edu | @tomer_langer Syracuse (4-6, 2-4 Atlantic Coast) plays its last home game of the season at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday when it takes on No. 17 Florida State (7-3, 4-3). The Orange is coming off a 35-20 loss to North Carolina State, while the Seminoles crushed Boston College, 45-7, last Friday.Here are three things SU head coach Dino Babers said on the ACC coaches teleconference on Wednesday.Injury updatesThe Orange missed two key starters on offense last week when both quarterback Eric Dungey and wide receiver Steve Ishmael sat the game out. Additionally, center Colin Byrne — who has been the starter since Week 3 after senior Jason Emerich hurt his shoulder in the second game of the season — had to leave last week’s game with an injury.Dungey was knocked out of the Clemson game in the first quarter and never returned. He was listed as questionable last week, and then after the N.C. State game Babers called him doubtful to play this week. He is getting a second opinion on the injury but that hasn’t happened yet, per Babers.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIshmael was a surprise scratch last Saturday, and Babers said that it was a nagging injury that slowed him down as the week went along. Quarterback Zack Mahoney said that Ishmael was a full-go in practice yesterday, but Babers refuted that today saying that he started yesterday’s practice but didn’t finish it.Babers declined to expand on what Byrne was dealing with. Byrne took a shot to the head was lying on the ground for several minutes before he was be helped off the field.“Well,” Babers said, sighing, “I think we’ve gotta leave that stuff all up to the ACC thing. We’re not supposed to be talking about injuries.”“You saw the tape, you saw the game. I’m just gonna leave it there and you can see the (injury) report on Thursday.”Mahoney will probably start if Dungey is outLeading up to last week’s game, the quarterback situation for SU was murky. It was unclear if Dungey was going to play, and which of the two backups — Mahoney and Austin Wilson — would start in his place was also a mystery. Mahoney was second on the depth chart all year, but it was Wilson who came on in Clemson when Dungey left.Mahoney started last week, but both were listed as backup options on this week’s depth chart. Babers said that based on last week’s performance, Mahoney would probably get another shot.“Well I think right now, based off of how well Zack played, Zack should be the guy that goes up first,” Babers said. “But we haven’t decided yet, have to still see how everything fits in the game plan.”In his first start of the season, Mahoney went 14-for-25 for 190 yards, one touchdown and one interception.Dalvin Cook is better than Babers thoughtFSU’s junior running back currently ranks second in the ACC and ninth in the country in rushing yards per game, with 124.2. In the conference, he trails only Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson, the Heisman favorite who torched SU’s defense in Week 2.After seeing Cook on tape though, Babers saw that the star running back is even faster, and better, than he first realized.“I thought he was really, really good, but I didn’t know how fast he was until I saw the Clemson game, and I saw him run away from the Clemson secondary people,” Babers said.“We couldn’t run away from the Clemson secondary people. He’s probably one of the fastest, or the fastest, back we have in the conference.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more