1 Jan

Wilmington’s River Bank Park garners third award

first_imgLineSync Architecture LTD,A 2010 Public Space Award presented to Wilmington’s River Bank Parkby five different organizations: the Vermont American Society ofLandscape Architects, Vermont Urban and Community Forestry Council,American Society of Civil Engineers, Vermont Planners Association andAIA Vermont.Thursday March 31st, there was a Statehouse Ceremony whereinAdministration Secretary Jeb Spaulding presented the prestigeous award toJoseph Cincotta, Architect, LineSync Architecture.”The Awards Committee was particularly impressed with the beautifuldesign incorporating local materials. Most indicative of the park’ssuccess was how much thought went behind each detail of the designfrom the lowered walking deck to the arbor weight used in stabilizingthe antique stone wall, to the mini amphitheater for gatherings.LineSync Architecture does an excellent job at communicating thedesign intent.”The project also received two 2009 Awards:â ¢ 2009 Honor Award – AIA Vermontâ ¢ 2009 Green Mountain Award, Most Improved Public Space – VermontDivision of Historic Preservation Downtown Programlast_img read more

19 Sep

Cricket News Rohit Sharma Twin Tons Power India To Dominant Position Vs South Africa

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: When Rohit Sharma hit a century in the first innings as an opener, the Indian cricket team and the fans heaved a big sigh of relief that Rohit had finally shown his prowess at the top in the Test arena. In the second innings, Rohit blasted yet another century. The audacity, the aggression shown by Rohit was simply a sight to watch. Rohit joined Vijay Hazare, Sunil Gavaskar, Rahul Dravid, Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane to achieve this feat and his century helped India set South Africa a target of 395. Ravindra Jadeja got rid of Dean Elgar, the first innings centurion and that has given India an added advantage heading into the final day. The fourth day continued South Africa’s fightback with Senuran Muthusamy getting the Proteas past 400. In the first hour, South Africa chipped away at India’s deficit but Ravichandran Ashwin got both wickets to finish with 7/145 and India getting a 71-run lead. Rohit signalled his intentions in grand style with two big sixes off Keshav Maharaj but the left-arm bowler got the big wicket of first innings double centurion Mayank Agarwal for 7. That brought Cheteshwar Pujara at the crease. The Saurashtra batsman started slowly while Rohit was continuing to score at a decent rate. At one point, before the drinks break in the second session, Pujara was strking at just over 10 while Rohit neared his fifty. There was a hilarious moment captured on stump mic when Rohit abused Pujara for not taking the single and that set off something.Also Read | Rohit Sharma Shouts Expletives At Cheteshwar Pujara, Social Media ExplodesPujara matched Rohit stroke for stroke and got going in style. Rohit notched up his 50 but he had a slice of good fortune along the way, with Quinton de Kock missing a stumping chance off him. After reaching his fifty, Rohit had some more good fortune. The Mumbai right-hander lofted Dane Piedt to long on, Muthusamy ran to his right, took the catch and threw it back inside the ropes. However, when he caught the ball, his foot was in touch with the ropes and a six was signalled. Also Read | Rohit Sharma Slams Centuries In Both Innings In Vizag Test, Creates RecordRohit and Pujara’s stand went past 100 and the lead burgeoned. Pujara edged Kagiso Rabada twice, only for the ball to fly past de Kock twice. Rohit moved to the 80s with a couple of fours off Maharaj while Pujara launched his second six by hammering Piedt over deep square leg. However, Philander dismissed Pujara for the second time with a legcutter for 81 but Rohit had no problems as he reached his century with a flick off the same bowler. The milestone is significant for Rohit’s Test career as he looks to establish himself in the longer format and bring the initimidation factor which Virender Sehwag possessed. After getting to the landmark, he launched three consecutive sixes off Piedt before he was stumped for the second time in the match by Maharaj. His tally of 13 sixes is the most by a player in Tests in India and his 127 gave India a great platform. Ravindra Jadeja, Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane scored quick runs and when India declared for the second time, they set South Africa a target of 395.With the light deteriorating, India opened with Jadeja and Ashwin. The Chennai offspinner almost got rid of Dean Elgar with a shooter but the ball only clipped the off stump. Jadeja, though, had more luck and he trapped Elgar LBW after a review worked in his favour with the ball just pitching in line. Aiden Markram and Theunis de Bruyn played cautiously before light ended play with three overs remaining. South Africa have an uphill task to save the match but the day once again belonged to Rohit, who signalled that he is here to stay with the Indian Test team for a good period of time. last_img read more

26 Aug

NFL Draft grades: Redskins, Packers among winners & losers from Round 1

first_imgThe first round of the 2019 NFL Draft is history, and after the first three picks, it was filled with a lot of mystery. Looking back in a few years, how No. 1 through No. 32 went down will be known for surprise selections early and a flurry of trades late.SN’s NFL DRAFT HQ:Live pick tracker | Day 2 mock draft | Best available  Losers: Titans, for not getting immediate crowd-pleasing impactCongratulations to Nashville for bringing it with the crowd and delivering as a great draft host. Unfortunately the city’s NFL team didn’t match the excitement by taking defensive tackle Jeffery Simmons. He comes with multiple red flags off field — most relevant being his current torn ACL — and enough on the field in terms of trying to play up to immense talent when he is healthy again. Tennessee wasn’t in the luxury position of drafting for ’20.Winners: Devins and Williamses for being in high demand and landing wellLSU’s Devin White (Buccaneers) and Michigan’s Devin Bush (Steelers) will be the front-runners for defensive rookies of the year as they stuff the stat sheet in 3-4 defenses built for them to rack up tackles, a few sacks and plenty of big plays in coverage. The Alabama duo of Quinnen Williams (Jets) and Jonah Williams (Bengals) also will be called upon for big roles in schemes to tailored to their strengths.MORE: Five trade destinations for Josh RosenLoser: Drews and LocksThe over/under for quarterbacks taken in the first round was 3.5, and unfortunately, neither half of Missouri’s Drew Lock went to anyone after all of him was mocked to just about everyone, including, to the most ludicrous degree, the Packers and the Chargers. Once Jones went at No. 6, it was clear the Mizzou QB would need to wait until Day 2, where he might go to John Elway and the Broncos as originally thought, anyway.Winners: Clemson defensive linemen and Iowa tight endsFerrell, Lawrence and Christian Wilkins (No. 13 to the Dolphins) all went a little higher than expected. That bodes well for their fourth Power Ranger, end Austin Bryant, to exceed expectations on Day 2. When you’re the backbone of a defense that dominates in the College Football Playoff, NFL teams tend to take extra notice. Hockenson (Lions) and Fant (Broncos) landed in great spots, too, where they will be key targets right away.Losers: Ole Miss wide receiversD.K. Metcalf showed off his ripped physique on Instagram and then put on an athletic show at the Combine. But his high upside as a classic size-speed prospect were hurt by concerns about his route running to live up to being a No. 1. His teammate, A.J. Brown, mocked by many to the Patriots, was solid with the little things, but didn’t have wow factor with his limited size to demand a first-rounder. Winners: Safeties Darnell Savage and Johnathan AbramThis position was supposed to be backloaded on Day 2, but Savage’s free safety upside and Abram’s strong safety punctuation were simply too hard to ignore by a couple of needy teams early.Losers: Cornerbacks Greedy Williams and Byron MurphyThese were the most shocking omissions as LSU’s Williams and Washington’s Murphy had been pretty much locked in as first-rounders in mocks since January. The Steelers traded up for Bush instead of staying for Williams, while the Raiders, long tied to Murphy, went for the less volatile Abram elsewhere in the secondary. Neither player should wait long to hear his name on Day 2.Winners: New Falcons Chris Lindstrom and Kaleb McGaryThe Falcons paid attention to how Lindstrom and McGary were suddenly being mocked in the first round after more pundits took note of their athleticism vs. other potential first-round linemen. Credit Atlanta for knowing it had to find complementary pieces to Jake Matthews and Alex Mack and went right after them. Matt Ryan and Devonta Freeman should be thrilled.Losers: Still undrafted Cody Ford and Jawaan TaylorBoth offensive tackles were looking good as first-half first-round picks until Thursday night saw neither coming off the board. There was some positional questions about both, but not enough to make teams totally avoid them while Jonah Williams, Andre Dillard, Tytua Howard and McGary all went. Ford and Taylor will now be competing with Kansas State’s Dalton Risner to be the first offensive lineman drafted in the second round. MORE: Best players still available for Day 2 picksWinner: N’Keal Harry, for getting paired with the PatriotsWhat a way to end the first round for the reigning Super Bowl champions, getting the big target replacement for Rob Gronkowski as not surprisingly, they didn’t lock into a tight end-first plan. Imagine how scary it could be around Tom Brady if Josh Gordon is also available to the team again in ’19.Loser: Roger GoodellWhat a way to begin the first round for the NFL commissioner, as usual. “Draft Day” remains the only way he doesn’t get booed to open the draft, no matter what city in which it is held. We’ll just watch ‘the NFL 100′ commercial again for his best podium time. With the dust settling in the short term, which teams and prospects made out the best, and whose night leaned toward the worst? Of course it’s too early to tell exactly how any of the picks will pan out, but there’s a degree of fair instant evaluation based on what we know from college production and pro potential and what every roster needed.Here are the winners and losers as we look back on the highlights and lowlights of a mostly unpredictable and sometimes head-scratching first round.SIGN UP to stream the NFL Draft LIVE on DAZN in CanadaNFL Draft 2019 winners and losersWinner: Redskins, for catching a falling Dwayne Haskins and Montez SweatWashington fans freaked out early when it was leaked than owner Daniel Snyder would take control of the draft and likely trade up in a bad way. Then they saw their team get its desired franchise quarterback prospect by doing nothing and staying at No. 15 and follow it up with a more calculated move to jump back in to get a scheme-ideal edge pass rusher who should have gone in the top 10 at way down at No. 26. Hail to the Redskins’ resourcefulness.Loser: Giants, for reaching for Daniel Jones and Dexter LawrenceAlthough it made sense for New York to think about the former Duke quarterback as the next potential Eli Manning because he’s cut from the same cloth, No. 6 was too high, especially with edge rusher Josh Allen and defensive tackle Ed Oliver still on the board at the time.Going for Lawrence at No  17 was a little better, but they could have used a more traditional edge player with true pass-rush pop instead, given Sweat was still available then. And those are probably the kindest things you’ll read about Dave Gettleman’s post-OBJ first round.MORE: Redskins turn up pressure on Giants, Daniel Jones with Dwayne HaskinsWinner: Raiders, for sticking with their safe and steady planThe boos for Clelin Ferrell at No. 4 were probably more because the mock drafts had Oakland more locked into Allen and Oliver, who were both available. But it’s discounting the fact Ferrell is a solid all-around defensive end and a necessary high-floor rebuilding block for Mike Mayock.Then Jon Gruden got his safe, desired pick in running back Josh Jacobs to be his new workhorse. The third pick of Johnathan Abram, the draft’s best safety and classic slobberknocker, was the ideal collaboration of both men. No wonder they could dismiss scouts because they had total control of what they were doing Thursday night.BENDER: Raiders surprise with Clelin Ferrell but execute smart plan in Round 1Loser: Packers, for being too enamored with athleticism over productionDefensive tackle Rashan Gary and safety Darnell Savage were both surprising directions for Green Bay, partly because inside linebacker Devin Bush was taken in front of the team and neither T.J. Hockenson nor Noah Fant aligned at tight end. There’s a lot of potential for both players in Mike Pettine’s defense, where they will get help surrounded by strong veterans. But it’s hard to know where both will fit to contribute as rookies and they need some time to convert their skills into real production.Winners: Bills, Panthers and Chargers, for getting perfect defensive linemenIf you told the team officials from Buffalo (Ed Oliver), Carolina (end Brian Burns) and Los Angeles (tackle Jerry Tillery) that these would be the players they would get right after the initial draft order was set after the 2018 season, they would have slept like babies through the Combine and pro days. Oliver and Tillery complement the Bills’ and Chargers’ edge players well, and Burns is exactly the kind of Julius Peppers-like productive pass rusher the Panthers needed.last_img read more