Popple Hill Bridge to close for emergency construction

first_imgOfficials say this is to allow for “emergency repair.” LISLE (WBNG) — The Popple Hill Road Bridge will be closed to traffic to allow for construction. Traffic will be diverted and a detour route will be posted.center_img Broome County officials say the bridge will be closed from July 21 at 7 a.m. to July 24 at 4 p.m.last_img

Carnival Vista to Undergo Azipod Repairs in Bahamas

first_imgCarnival Cruise Line revealed that it would take its ship Carnival Vista out of service on July 9 for azipod repairs.The company said that the vessel will transit to Freeport, Bahamas, where it is scheduled to undergo repair at a dry dock.Carnival added that it is completing negotiations and planning with a shipping vessel operator on a protocol that will be “a first-of-its-kind procedure to facilitate the repair,” given the current lack of facilities at Grand Bahama Shipyard.The cruise major is working with ABB, the azipod manufacturer, to complete the repairs and return the Carnival Vista to Galveston for the scheduled July 27 sailing.last_img

‘Bosnian’ School of Football in London

first_imgThe B&H football player Haris Hodžić who lives in London, former member of English Club Watford, opened a football school London -HH11 football academy in the suburbs of London, where boys from 6 to 16 years old will learn football skills.“I have spent all my life in football and similar schools. I started in a private academy, here in Hertfordshire. There, I was noticed by scouts of the football club Watford, where I passed all their young teams and progressed to the first team. Thus, I know how the system of these schools works and what the coaches and future football players expect. I will give the chance to young players of my academy to receive daily trained under the supervision of qualified football experts”, said Hodžić, adding that he initially plans to play friendly football matches against other academies and other professional clubs.However, he is planning from the next season to establish his own youth teams and engagement in regular league competitions.“The goal of this program is to discover potential talents, to prepare good players and then to recommend them to professional clubs for further training. We have agreed on close cooperation with scouts and coaches from English clubs Watford, Stevenage, Northampton, Coventry and with some other European clubs. Also, during my stay in B&H and while playing for B&H Premiere League, I have established excellent cooperation with Rudar from Prijedor and Olimpiko. So, we have a plan to make connections for talents from B&H, who want to be part of local clubs”, said Hodžić, noting that the former Croatian youth representative Milan Krmpotić will take part in the academy, who during his career played for several Croatian, Czech and Slovak teams.All interested for the academy can sign in at the Facebook group: HH11 football academy.(Source: Radiosarajevo.ba)last_img read more

‘We’ll deal with pressure’: Kimmich defiant as Bayern fall seven points behind

first_img“There is still a lot of work to do, the level is very high this year in the Bundesliga, with a lot of teams playing well.“We’re working under the motto ‘one game at a time’.“We have a lot of things to correct in defence and attack, these are just small details, but they are all important.”Favre warned not to rule out Bayern making a charge up the table when the Bundesliga resumes after next week’s international break.“We’re first, Gladbach are second and Bayern are third, when they keep playing like they did in the first half – oh boy, look out.”– ‘Crazy game’ –After Robert Lewandowski twice gave Bayern the lead at Signal Iduna Park against his former club, Dortmund captain Marco Reus hit two equalisers before substitute Alcacer struck in the 73rd minute.Lewandowski had two goals disallowed in the second half — including one in added time — to the delight of the home crowd.Favre admitted he was relieved to go into the break only 1-0 down after Bayern dominated the first half.“We couldn’t keep the ball, it was very intensive and I have rarely seen Bayern so strong in the first 30 minutes, it was hard for us,” said Favre.“I was happy to only go in 1-0 in the break, as I knew it would be impossible for them to maintain that tempo. It was a crazy game and a super advert for the Bundesliga.” Dortmund, Germany | AFP | Joshua Kimmich insisted faltering Bayern Munich “can deal with the pressure” after a 3-2 defeat at Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund on Saturday left them seven points off the top and coach Niko Kovac under increasing scrutiny.“If there’s anyone who doesn’t get what is at stake here, then they’ll never get it,” said defender Kimmich.“The thing that we absolutely wanted to avoid has happened.”Paco Alcacer scored Dortmund’s winner 17 minutes from time as they twice came from behind to move further clear of Bayern, who remain third in the table.The result piled the pressure on Kovac whose side’s chances of winning a seventh straight title in his first season in charge suffered another blow.Bayern could even drop to fourth on Sunday if RB Leipzig win at home to Bayer Leverkusen.“We need to make sure we don’t completely lose touch with the top,” added Kimmich.“We are seven points behind Dortmund and Leipzig can still overtake us. The pressure is on us, but we can deal with it.”The Bavarian giants have now lost three of their last six Bundesliga games after defeats by Hertha Berlin and Borussia Moenchengladbach, and managed just eight points from the last 21 available.“We allowed ourselves to be beaten twice on the counter, that shouldn’t have happened,” fumed Kovac.“We should have been more compact and unfortunately we lost a game which should have been a draw. We invited Dortmund to come and press us.”Lucien Favre’s Dortmund remain unbeaten and four points clear of second-placed Borussia Moenchengladbach.“Only we will be German champions,” sang Dortmund fans at the final whistle.However, Favre dismissed any notions of winning the league in his first season in charge and warned that Bayern should not be written off.“We are very happy to have 27 points after 11 games — but no more than that,” said the Swiss coach. Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more