BiH Juniors in Semi-finals of the European Championship against Slovenia

first_imgThe junior basketball national team of Bosnia and Herzegovina in the semi fans of the European Championship will play against the national team of Slovenia.The junior basketball national team of Lithuania last night defeated the Greek team with a result of 81:61 in the last round of the group phase of the European Championship and, therefore, are now in the first place of group C.Since our national team is second place in its group, it will play against the third-placed Slovenian team from group C.The game between BiH and Slovenia will be placed on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in Bratislava.(Source: Klix.ba)last_img

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Millions sought to build ‘surf reef’ in Ventura County

first_imgVENTURA – Californians have created plenty of surf spots by accident with harbor jetties, power plant outflows and even drainage pipes. Creating one on purpose is proving more difficult. In Ventura County, engineers want to build the nation’s first successful artificial “surf reef” at a site known as Oil Piers, an accidentally created surfing hotspot that disappeared when a pier was demolished in 1998. Surfers hope the project will revive the waves at what had been one of the most reliable surf spots on a strikingly picturesque stretch of the Southern California coast. Organizers hope Congress will pave the way for the project next year by passing the Water Resources Development Act, which would allow the corps to undertake work on the nation’s coastlines, rivers and harbors. The coalition is seeking funding through a federal appropriations bill for innovative beach protection projects. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Environmentalists add that the reef is needed to stop massive erosion that’s eating away at the beach. “It was the only place that, when the wind really, really blew, you could still surf,” recalled Gary Ross, who heads Stanley’s Reef Foundation, a nonprofit group pushing for the project. “Besides that, it was kind of a cool spot – a little bit of a bohemian spot with a young group of surfers,” he said. The $4 million project is being proposed by a coalition that calls itself BEACON, or Beach Erosion and Clean Ocean Nourishment, a joint-powers agency comprised of Santa Barbara and Ventura city and county officials. Under the plan, the Army Corps of Engineers would use 700,000 pounds of synthetic tubes filled with water and sand to build a submerged reef at just the right angle to create surfable waves. It would be 50 feet wide and 140 feet long. last_img read more

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England goalkeeper Tom Heaton signs new four-year Burnley contract

first_imgBurnley captain Tom Heaton has signed a new four-year contract with the club.The England goalkeeper had two years remaining on his existing deal but has now committed until the summer of 2020.“I am obviously over the moon to sign for another four years,” he said.“I’m really looking forward to the challenge, especially this season and whatever comes after that.“Being at Burnley has been fantastic for me and I’ve enjoyed every minute, on a personal note.“Now I’m looking forward, as I say, to what the future is, to keep challenging myself and the position.”Heaton returned to training this week, having been given extended leave as he was part of England’s squad at the Euro 2016.That experience, and the prospect of playing in the Premier League again after promotion last season, has spurred Heaton on to improve.“It was certainly a dream of mine to get a cap. To get it is incredible and it’s made me hungry for more,” he added.“I really want to kick on and push that boundary now and see where I can get to.“As ever, you reach that point and you think about the next one, getting more, starting a game and kicking on from there.“That’s certainly my drive and desire, but I’ve been in the game long enough to know that the important thing is you keep working hard every day.“That’s certainly what my focus is on. I want to get better. I still feel like I’ve got more to come, still want to achieve more and all that comes from hard work.“If things come with that, then great, but I think the focus will always be on putting the work on the training pitch and seeing where it takes me.” 1 Burnley and England goalkeeper Tom Heaton last_img read more

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