Yesterday, Brian Wilson, co-founding singer, songwriter, and widely-renowned recording wizard of The Beach Boys, announced that he’d be postponing several tour dates, citing his need for an emergency back surgery. Dates for his recently announced and highly anticipated holiday tour, which spans from after Thanksgiving to right before Christmas in 2018, have not been affected. Instead, the announcement notes that thus far, only his upcoming tour dates in May have been postponed.As Wilson explained in a statement:As some of you might know I have been having some issues with my back that has very recently gotten worse. It runs in my family, Carl had back problems as well. My doctors have told me that I need to have back surgery immediately. They are optimistic that this will finally relieve the pain. Sadly, this means we must postpone the upcoming May shows. I’m very sorry for any inconvenience this may cause to everyone who was coming out to see us. I know that my agents are already in the process of rescheduling and we will have some of the make up dates to announce very soon. We will get you all the info ASAP. Please know that the music is in my heart and in my soul and me and the boys are looking forward to performing for you very soon. Wishing Brian Wilson the best as he takes care of his health. You can check out Wilson’s updated touring schedule here.
This report was updated Feb. 5 at 9:18 p.m.The standard Notre Dame meal plan is getting a facelift.After more than 20 years of using a week-based meal plan, Campus Dining is unveiling a semester-based block meal plan to begin in the fall of 2020. The number of swipes will be allocated at the beginning of the semester for its entirety.Courtesy of Chris Abayasinghe Extra meals will not roll over from the first semester to the next, but beginning next fall, Flex Points will roll over to the next semester.The new default plan will consist of 250 swipes per semester and $500 in Flex Points. This year’s default “Gold Plan” amounted to 238 swipes over the course of the semester.For upperclassmen, more meal plans will be available. Students can opt to have fewer swipes or varying amounts of Flex Points each semester. Upgrade plans cost more, while plans with fewer swipes will award students a credit back towards tuition.The two plans with the fewest number of meal swipes, and the largest tuition credits, are reserved for seniors. The Block 180 plan offers 180 swipes and $1,000 in Flex Points for a $228 credit each semester. The Block 150 plan, for 150 swipes and no Flex Points, comes with a $1,540 credit per semester.The new plans are only available for on-campus students. The options for off-campus students will not change.“We will do this for the first year so we can see how it works,” Chris Abayasinghe, director of Campus Dining, said. “Then there’s the opportunity to tweak it based on what our learnings are because I’m definitely open to that.”When asked the total price of the plans during a listening session Tuesday, Abayasinghe did not specify a total price but did say the per-meal price.The cost per meal is $10.40, which would bring the total cost of the default Block 250 plan to approximately $2,600. Notre Dame does not separate the costs of room and board on its website, so whether the price of the meal plan is increasing could not be confirmed.Abayasinghe did not respond to a request for clarification.Editor-in-Chief Kelli Smith, Managing Editor Natalie Weber and Sports Editor Connor Mulvena contributed to this report.Tags: Campus DIning, Chris Abayasinghe, flex points, meal plan
“I came into the sport at a very young age and I have been learning. There is also a wide scope of improvement for me because I am still young. I am being trained by the best coaches available, so I am on the right path,” he said. GOtv Boxing Night 19, a nine-bout show, will be headlined by feature the international welterweight challenge between reigning West African Boxing Union (WABU) welterweight champion, Rilwan “Babyface” Babatunde of Nigeria and Eden Biki of Ghana.Also lined up is a string of explosive match-ups featuring big-name ring artists. These include national lightweight challenge bouts between reigning African Boxing Union (ABU) lightweight champion, Oto “Joe Boy” Joseph and Tope “Berinja” Agboola; as Hammed “Ese Hammed” Ganiyu against current West African Boxing Union (WABU) lightweight champion, Rilwan “Real One” Oladosu.Former ABU featherweight champion, Waidi “Skoro” Usman will go head-to-head with Taiwo “Esepo” Agbaje; while Kazeem “The Light” Oliwo will face Tope “TP Rock” Musa.The light welterweight category also promises a cracking duel between Adeyemi “Spirit” Adekanla and Isaac “I Star” ChukwudiAlso on the card are two female bouts, which will see Rodiat Ibrahim take on Rodiat Yusuf, while Adedeji Abiodun swaps punches with Cynthia Ogunsemilore.The best boxer at the event will go home with a cash prize of N1 million alongside the Mojisola Ogunsanya Memorial Trophy.GOtv Boxing Night 19 will be beamed live on Africa’s biggest sport channel, SuperSport, in 47 African countries.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Waheed “Showmax” Shogbamu has declared that he is ready to be the next big thing in Nigerian boxing.The fast-growing light welterweight fighter and product of GOtv Boxing Next-gen Search, is billed to face Akeem “Sugar Boy” Olaiwola in a national challenge bout at GOtv Boxing Night 19 on 21 July at the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium, Lagos.Speaking in an interview during the week, Shogbamu, who has built a fearsome reputation in such a short time, said he aims to dominate the light welterweight division in the country, Africa and the world.
That’s followed at 3.30 by the game between North champions Kildangan and the beaten South finalists Killenaule.Tickets are €15 for adults and €10 for OAP’s and students.County Secretary Tim Floyd says the semi-final pairings should prove popular.And Tipp FM will have full live coverage of Sunday’s double header in association with Ciaran O’Flynn Jewellers, Thurles Shopping Centre. Hurling fans from all four Tipperary divisions will be descending on Thurles this Sunday.Semple Stadium is playing host to a double header of county semi-finals.First up it’s West Tipp champions Clonoulty Rossmore against defending County Champions Thurles Sarsfields at 1.45.
Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr has signed a new two-year contract until 2019.This was confirmed by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) president Amaju Pinnick while he was speaking during the launching ceremony of the code 1945 in Lagos on Monday ahead of next year’s FIFA World Cup in Russia.BREAKING: NFF president @PinnickAmaju announces that coach Gernot Rohr has been given a two-year contract extension and paid up until December 2017 https://t.co/Utrfs2cQjh— Kwesé Sports (@kwesesports) November 27, 2017The NFF chief also confirmed that his salary has been paid until December 2017.Gernot Rohr has had a largely successful stint as Super Eagles head coach since his appointment in 2016.He masterminded Super Eagles’ qualification for next year’s FIFA World Cup in Russia after a 1-0 win over Zambia in Russia.Related