The Tub News:Bathtub Row Brewing Co-op (the Tub) in Central Park Square is sprucing up and making improvements and could use some volunteers.Beginning today, the Tub is hosting “Social Distancing Volunteering at the Tub”, limited to five members at each work session.This week volunteers will sand and stain tables.Upcoming projects include landscaping and staining the back fence.To volunteer, email [email protected]
TURKEY: Siemens has unveiled the first of 12 Velaro high speed trainsets ordered by Turkish national operator TCDD Taşımacılık at the supplier’s Düsseldorf plant on November 13.Due to arrive in Ankara by the end of November, the train is expected to enter passenger service in February following testing.Once deliveries from the April 2018 contract are completed, TCDD will have 19 Velaros in its fleet. Ridership is expected to increase from the current 22 000 passengers a day to 30 000 next year and 40 000 in 2021, according to TCDD General Manager Kamuran Yazıcı.The extra trainsets are to be used on the high speed lines currently under construction from Ankara to Sivas and Izmir.
GSC Soccer Tournaments to Remain at Brosnaham Park in Pensacola Share BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Gulf South Conference (GSC) officially announced the contract renewal for its Men’s and Women’s Soccer Tournaments that will keep the events in Pensacola, Fla. on Thursday.The GSC and the Pensacola Sports Association (PSA) agreed to a four-year extension that runs until the end of the 2014 season. The Conference has held both tournaments in conjunction at the same site since the sport’s addition in 1996 with the Ashton Brosnaham Soccer Complex serving as the host venue since 2005.For GSC Commissioner Nate Salant, agreeing to an extension was an easy decision. “The PSA has done a wonderful job of hosting our soccer tournaments,” Salant explained. “The coaches love the facility, the student-athletes love staying at the beach and visiting historic downtown Pensacola and the fans look forward to the event every year.”“The final agreement makes sense for all parties and the expectation is that we are here for a long, long time. The University of West Florida has played a major role in helping with the administration of the tournaments and I would like to thank UWF President Dr. Judith Bense, Athletic Director Dave Scott and Associate Athletic Director Meghan Barter for their efforts.”The PSA has built a solid reputation by not only hosting GSC soccer, but also by bringing NCAA Division II events to the area. Executive Director Ray Palmer expressed his excitement about retaining the GSC Tournaments. “We are just thrilled to have the GSC returning to Escambia County by extending the agreement for another four years. It has been a great relationship that combines the desired tourism with a high quality soccer event.”“The PSA is excited about the direction of the Conference and the additional members that are lined up to join the league in the next few years. We also look forward to hosting the new teams, coaches and fans from current members who recently added soccer along with the new teams that will potentially make their first trips here. It’s a win-win situation for everyone and we look forward to many more years of this relationship.”The 2011 GSC Men’s and Women’s Soccer Tournaments will take place on the first weekend in November. The Semifinals kickoff on Friday, November 4th followed by the Championship Matches on Sunday, November 6th. Fans can find out additional information regarding the tournaments by visiting www.gscsports.org.Print Friendly Version
Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY SportsWhile Johnny Football was busy doing some aerobics videos, the man who until Thursday was mostly known as the guy replacing Johnny Football had an impressive opening game against South Carolina.Kenny Hill completed 16 of his first 20 pass attemptsJohnny Manziel also was 16 of his first 20 in his first college start— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) August 28, 2014Hill, who won the starting job over freshman Kyle Allen two weeks ago, was 27 for 35 in the first half for 299 yards and two touchdowns. He finished with a school-record 511 yards and 44 completions in the 52-28 upset. The Aggies snapped South Carolina’s 18-game home winning streak, which was the longest in the nation. And Hill, who declined to speak to the media before the game, quickly became one of the most talked about quarterbacks in America.“You’ve got to keep an eye on Kenny Hill,” said ESPN analyst Jesse Palmer after the game. “He’s for real and this Aggies team is for real.”A first game is just that. But for those wondering what life would be like after Manziel, it might not be too bad.Only one opposing offense earned more than 23 first downs vs. South Carolina in 2013 (Georgia, with 25). A&M had 23 in the first half.— Matt Hinton (@MattRHinton) August 28, 2014Twitter: @bubbaprog