Elvedin Begić: ”We all have the same goal, to qualify for Brazil”

first_imgThe newly elected president of the Football Federation of B&H, Elvedin Begić is the first president whose mandate will last for four years. This will be the first time that a president will be presiding the Football Federation of B&H for such a long period. As the former deputy president of the Committee for normalization, he did a lot of memorable and positive things.The first man of the FFB&H talked to the press about the reality of our national team, our chances in the qualifications for the World Championship, the issues of infrastructure and the collaboration with UEFA and FIFA. He also stressed the priorities of this Football Federation, and those are the placement of the A team into the World Championship“We want to maintain the first place in the qualification group and fortunately qualify for Brazil. If we succeed in that, it would be a lot easier to work in the future. That is our main goal, there are no other goals. We have to work on the improvement of the working conditions of all our teams. We will make effort to take the U-21 team to the big competition. I think it is our time to shine, because we have a good team. We are also doing everything to help all our teams to achieve success. That is the basis of our work, and I believe that we will succeed in doing it right.”- said Begović.The President of the Football Federation of B&H emphasized how the current matches of the senior teams are already scheduled to be played on the ”Bilino Polje” stadium in Zenica.last_img read more

Eason claims his sixth victory on collegiate circuit

first_img11 Mar 2014 Eason claims his sixth victory on collegiate circuit Greg Eason, an England squad member, claimed his sixth collegiate victory for the University of Central Florida when he won the John Hayt Collegiate Invitational at Sawgrass County Club in Florida. The 21 year old from Leicester carded three sub-par rounds, opening with 71 before taking command with a seven-under-par 65 and closing with 69 for an 11-under-par 205. This left him three strokes ahead of runner-up, Sam Love. This win comes in the wake of his success in the prestigious South Beach International Amateur in December, while Eason had become the first player in his universities history to win an individual NCAA regional title. He now climbs to fourth place on the World Amateur Golf Ranking, two places behind Yorkshire’s Matthew Fitzpatrick, the US Amateur champion. Eason (image copyright Tom ward Photography), who is in the final year of his golf scholarship at the University of Central Florida, also finished third a few days earlier in the Gator Invitational at Gainesville. His second round 65, which included an eagle and seven birdies, was the lowest round of the tournament and Eason was one of only two golfers in the field to card three sub-par scores. Overall he had two eagles and 16 birdies.last_img read more

Habitat for Humanity Homes Rising

first_imgThe proposed Atlantic Highlands Habitat property sits next to the Fireman’s Memorial Field in the borough. It would be the second Habitat home in Atlantic Highlands. The first is located at 8284 Memorial Parkway, a duplex constructed about two years ago. A recently completed house in Rumson was “wildly successful,” he said. “The concept of a Habitat for Humanity project is really a boon to the area and we’ve seen it over and over again,” Scharfenberger said. Scharfenberger, a former Middletown mayor with experience in state planning policy, said he supports Habitat projects for several reasons. He likes that houses are built with private funding and do not financially impact taxpayers. He also said Habitat homes typically rise on already developed lots that have either been abandoned, have fallen into disrepair or have been demolished. “I’d like to see those types of properties be redeveloped,” Scharfenberger said. A Habitat home is envisioned for 21 Leonard Ave. next to Fireman’s Memorial Field in Atlantic Highlands. Photo by Allison Perrine It is preferable to building affordable housing units on undeveloped land, which he says has “a devastating effect” on open space. Adam Hubeny, borough administrator, said Habitat for Humanity has been a “great partner” with the borough and it has been accommodating in property negotiations and designs. “They have always worked very well with Atlantic Highlands and we’re happy to work with them as a partner,” he said. By Allison Perrine Previously, the organization built an average of one or two Habitat homes per year. On average, it takes a year to 18 months to build these homes. If each municipality in Monmouth County had 10Habitat projects there wouldbe over 500 in the county,Scharfenberger said. Scharfenberger said he has met with officials in about a dozen towns to explain the value in having Habitat homes and they have been very receptive to the idea. He said he would like to see a certain number of Habitat projects in each town, though some municipalities are more suited for it than others. Families in need of affordable housing apply for homeownership through local Habitat for Humanity chapters and are chosen depending on their level of need, willingness to participate in the project and ability to repay an affordable mortgage. They partner with the organization and work alongside the volunteers to realize a home of their own. Officials from Habitat for Humanity in Monmouth County said the nonprofit has two projects nearing completion in Long Branch and Keansburg. Two additional properties are being planned in Long Branch as well. ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS – Habitat for Humanity projects are becoming more common in Monmouth County; nearly 83 percent of towns in the county now have at least one Habitat home. Gerry P. Scharfenberger, a member of the Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, is an advocate for Habitat homes because they are constructed by community volunteers with the full participation of the future homeowner. They can help satisfy affordable housing quotas imposed on municipalities. All of the Two Rivercommunities have Habitathomes. The next may be inAtlantic Highlands, wherethe borough council hasintroduced a plan to donateproperty at 21 Leonard Ave.A public hearing will be heldSept. 11. “You want to see affordable housing created the right way, not a court mandate,” Scharfenberger said.last_img read more

Redwoods volleyball falls in straight sets to Feather River

first_imgEureka >> The only way to be the best is to beat the best, and the College of the Redwoods volleyball team learned that the hard way when they faced seven-time Golden Valley Conference defending champion Feather River College on Friday.The Corsairs were swept in three-straight sets, 25-23, 25-10 and 25-19 by the Golden Eagles in Redwoods conference home opener to fall to 0-2 in GVC play and 8-2 overall.There are three things that Redwoods head coach Oceana Matsubu said wins volleyball games.“ …last_img

Mossel Bay set for Paraguay 2010 team

first_imgPlanning for their arrival is already at an advanced stage, with work progressing quickly on a new Fifa-standard pitch which will be used as a training ground for the team. The city is also teaching 400 locals Spanish so they can assist the team and their supporters. Paraguay, which qualified for the 2010 Fifa World Cup this week, are to set up their base camp in Mossel Bay in the Western Cape province. According to the 2010 Fifa Local Organising Committee (LOC), 42 base camps for the participating teams are to be established across the county, and 16 teams have already chosen their favourite base camps. Source: BuaNews Mossel Bay Tourism has also set up a Spanish website, www.mosselbay2010.com.ar, as a replica of the city’s main marketing site, www.visitmosselbay.co.za. Spanish lessons “We’re going to make sure that they become 6 000 ambassadors for Mossel Bay and the Eden region,” he said. LOC chief executive Danny Jordaan congratulated the team on their win, saying that it was no surprise because Paraguay has been one of the most consistent teams in the qualifiers. Mossel Bay 2010 coordinator Louis Harris, who attended Paraguay’s 1-0 qualifier against Argentina in the Del Chaco stadium in Asuncion, said they would be using the city as their training camp. Last week, it was announced that the city and the federation had reached an agreement that the South American side would be based in Mossel Bay. “The people of Paraguay are crazy about football, and we look forward to the excitement that the team and their fans will bring to Africa’s first World Cup,” Jordaan said. 11 September 2009 Base camps countrywide Harris, who attended the match as a guest of the Paraguayan Football Federation, watched as the South American side joined Brazil, England, Spain, Netherlands, North Korea, Brazil, South Korea, Australia, Ghana and Japan in qualifying for the World Cup next year. “The federation has informed us that we can expect that upwards of 6 000 supporters will follow the team to South Africa,” Harris said, adding that the city would do everything in its power to decorate the town in Paraguay’s honour and to provide their fans with a holiday they will never forget.last_img read more

The Red Giant Universe is Live

first_img31 free and 19 paid plug-ins help the Red Giant Universe make a splash in the post-production community.Red Giant Universe has officially been released to the public and if you are in the field of VFX, motion graphic design, or video editing, this is big news! The Red Giant Universe is Red Giant’s first shot at a subscription based plug-in service and we are extremely eager to see if it is well received. If consumers like the Universe than we will probably see many more subscription based effects in the future. But for now we have the Universe and with a version that’s completely free, it’s not a bad deal.What is Red Giant Universe?Members of the Red Giant Universe have access to dozens of plug-in’s for use in Adobe After Effects, Premiere Pro, Final Cut X, and Apple Motion. The Universe was designed to be a community where users can not only download and use plug-in’s but also suggest new plug-in’s to be developed. Previous plug-in’s like Retrograde, Knoll Light Factory EZ and Toonit are available inside the Universe.Pricing and AvailabilityThere is a version of the Red Giant Universe which is completely free to those who sign up. Members with a free membership will have access to 31 free plug ins. However, Premium members will have access to 19 more exclusive plug-ins. Membership comes in 3 levels: Monthly at $10 a month, Yearly at $99 a year and a lifetime membership for $399.Even if you don’t want to be a paid member it is totally worth signing up to get access to the free plug-ins and effects. To download, go to the Universe’s website and begin using today!Now that the beta is complete, what do you think of the Red Giant Universe? Share in the comments below.last_img read more

a month agoSouthampton goalkeeper Angus Gunn sets season target

first_imgSouthampton goalkeeper Angus Gunn sets season targetby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton goalkeeper Angus Gunn insists a top ten finish is within their grasp.The Saints have gone through major changes as Ralph Hasenhuttl took over as coach last season. Gunn told the Mirror: “We ­definitely want to aim for the top half of the Premier League.“Having a younger squad is ­something the ­club and the manager have progressively changed. We’re a fresh, athletic team and that’s the way the manager wants us to play – fast, pressing high and with energy. The manager is very enthusiastic.“It’s really good to see and I think it rubs off on the lads. It’s ­infectious.“It’s big for the fans as well, they want to see a team with ­enthusiasm, desire and he definitely forces that on us, makes us show it and provide it on the pitch for the fans.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Real Madrids Isco suffers muscle injury

first_imgMadrid: Real Madrid’s Spanish playmaker Isco Alarcon will be on the sidelines with a muscle injury, the club said on Wednesday. “Isco has been diagnosed with a muscular injury in the right femoral biceps. His recovery will continue to be monitored,” Spanish powerhouse Real Madrid said in a statement. The 27-year-old Spain international sustained the injury during Madrid’s team practice earlier in the day, as coach Zinedine Zidane’s squad is getting for the upcoming La Liga clash at Villarreal, which Isco will miss, Efe news reported. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhIsco will also miss his upcoming international duty as Spain is set to continue its Euro 2020 qualification run, first on road against Romania on September 5 and then hosting Faroe Islands three days later. Isco’s injury became the 10th setback, six of which have been muscle issues, which have plagued Madrid since the pre-season preparations around 50 days ago, including that of goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois and new arrivals Luka Jovic and Ferland Mendy. Madrid’s ‘sickroom’ also includes Eden Hazard, Rodrygo, Marco Asensio, Brahim Díaz and James Rodriguez. In related news, French centre-back Raphael Varane did not train with his teammates during Wednesday’s second session as he worked out alone inside the gym, the Spanish club said. Villarreal will host Real Madrid at the Estadio de la Ceramica on Sunday. Madrid are currently in third spot with four points.last_img read more

Backtoback OT losses for OSU mens soccer

Then-sophomore defender Austin Bergstrom (25) kicks the ball during a game against Michigan in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament on Nov. 9 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.Credit: Lantern File PhotoOn Sunday night, the Ohio State men’s soccer team lost their second overtime game in a row, this time to UC Santa Barbara 1-0.The only score in the match was by Gaucho junior midfielder Kevin Feucht on a far cross from freshman forward Jonah Adomakoh. The goal came just three minutes into the first overtime period. “You can’t win when you don’t score,” Ohio State coach John Bluem said. “We probably, maybe deserved a draw in both games we played this weekend. To come up on the short side in both and in overtime is mentally tough on the team.” The game kicked off at 9:15 p.m. after a delay that lasted over two hours due to rain and lightning in the area. The Buckeyes spent much of the early goings with possession of the ball, playing solid defense and connecting on their passes. However, OSU was unable to find scoring opportunities, getting outshot by UC Santa Barbara 8-1 through the first 45 minutes. Opportunity presented itself for the Gauchos as a shot by sophomore striker Nick DePuy was saved by OSU redshirt freshman goalkeeper Parker Siegfried. DePuy launched another shot a minute later, this time the ball ricocheting off the post and out.  Offside calls were an issue for the Buckeyes in the first period, registering three in the first 25 minutes of play. One such offside call resulted in a would-be goal getting taken away from OSU senior forward Danny Jensen. The teams went into the half tied at zero. In the 56th minute, OSU had a good scoring chance with a three-on-two man advantage in the Gauchos zone, but UC Santa Barbara freshman goalkeeper Titouan Le Roux made a diving save on a shot by Buckeye junior forward Marcus McCrary. OSU had opportunities to put one in the back of the net in the second period, including a stretch around the 71st minute that included four straight corner kicks, all of which were defended well by the Gauchos. In a match that got continuously more chippy as the night went on, UC Santa Barbara was called for 19 fouls, including two yellow cards, while OSU was called for six fouls. Siegfried had a big night in net for the Buckeyes. The redshirt freshman goalkeeper recorded six saves, including a huge save in the 83rd minute on a penalty kick by Feucht after an OSU handball in the box. Siegfried thwarted his goal attempt, guessing correctly and falling to block the right side of the net, stopping the ball in its tracks.Despite the impressive night in goal for Siegfried, the Buckeyes would eventually fall short. “Its tough taking two overtime losses like that, but the one thing we really do have is a lot of fight,” Siegfried said. “This team is really made of a lot, and these guys have a lot of heart.”Despite the two losses over the weekend, Bluem remains confident in his team’s abilities.“I am very pleased with our performance,” Bluem said. “I know we can get better. We just got to encourage the guys to stay with it and keep after it, because we are going to be a good team.”The Buckeyes next matchup is Friday, Sept. 2 at 10 p.m. at the University of Portland. read more