Scott Frost Responds To 5-Year-Old Girl’s Birthday Party Invitation

first_imgScott Frost coaching at Nebraska.LINCOLN, NE – SEPTEMBER 08: Head coach Scott Frost of the Nebraska Cornhuskers approaches the sidelines in the second half against the Colorado Buffaloes at Memorial Stadium on September 8, 2018 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)With 2019 National Signing Day just around the corner, Scott Frost is ready to add more future talent to Nebraska’s football program.Frost has already turned himself into a beloved figure in Lincoln, as the Cornhuskers are poised for much-improved results for this upcoming season.Although he is quite busy making his final pitches toward high school recruits, Frost took time out of his day to connect with one of his youngest supporters.The head coach was invited to a 5-year-old fan’s birthday party, but unfortunately he wasn’t able to attend.Instead of ignoring the invitation and moving on with his day, Frost wrote a personal letter to his little supporter. It might not seem like the grandest gesture in the world, yet it showed true class and humility.From 247Sports:“Dear Lily, Thank you for your note,” Frost wrote on official Nebraska football stationary. “I’m sorry but I won’t be able to attend your birthday dinner. I hope that you have a great 5th birthday. Thank you for always watching our games and cheering for the Huskers. Go Big Red! – Scott Frost.”It’s safe to say that Frost is making sure that he stays connected with the community in Nebraska. His success as the Cornhuskers’ coach is obviously important, but his character speaks more to the importance of having him at the helm.Moments like this are simply priceless.last_img read more

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Vopak’s New LPG Facility in Singapore Gets Its First Cargo

first_imgzoom Tank storage company Vopak has received its first cargo at the new liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) facility at its Banyan terminal on Jurong Island, marking the start-up of Southeast Asia’s first independent LPG import and storage facility. The shipment from the vessel “Sun Aries” will deliver fully refrigerated propane to ExxonMobil Asia Pacific Pte Ltd, one of the anchor tenants of Vopak’s terminal in Singapore.The LPG facility has an initial capacity of close to 80,000 cubic meters and is an 80/20 partnership between Vopak Terminals Singapore Pte Ltd and SK Gas International Pte Ltd. Tan Soo Koong, Managing Director of Vopak Terminals Singapore said, “We are very well positioned to capture the flows of LPG coming from US and Middle East and our independent LPG facility is geared towards becoming a strategic gas centre in the future.”“Improving feedstock competitiveness is a focus area under the Jurong Island version 2.0 initiative, which aims to grow the sector in a competitive and sustainable manner. With this new LPG facility, crackers can now tap on alternative feedstock. This will strengthen our integrated chemicals value chain and further enhance Jurong Island’s attractiveness as a manufacturing location for high-value added chemicals,” said Damian Chan, Executive Director, Energy and Chemicals, Singapore Economic Development Board.Vopak, together with its partners, operates five terminals in Singapore with a total capacity of over 3 million cubic meters.last_img read more

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UN mission condemns ISIL attacks in Sirte urges Libyans to unite against

In a statement the UN Mission, known as UNSMIL, deplored the attacks in the coastal city of Sirte, including reports of indiscriminate shelling of residential neighbourhoods and the killing of captives the terrorist group has controlled since May.“At a time when Libyan key political stakeholders gathered in Geneva for a dialogue to resolve the country’s crisis and send a strong message of unity, the terrorist group once again struck to impose its reign of terror” said the statement.The latest round of UN-sponsored political talks just wrapped up in the Swiss city and UNSMIL has reported that the participants “reiterated their conviction that there can be no alternative to peace in Libya outside this dialogue process, which sets the framework for a comprehensive political settlement that is achieved through consensus.” According to news reports, the latest spate of violence in Sirte erupted this past Tuesday and has continued throughout the week, leaving dozens of casualties.Warning “time and again” of the growing danger of Daesh and the threat the group poses to the country’s unity as well as to all Libyans irrespective of their affiliation, UNSMIL stressed that it is “high time that Libyans set aside their differences and join together to confront the scourge of Daesh.While UNSMIL noted Libyan calls for swift action to save Sirte and its people from Da’esh’s hold and prevent atrocities, the Mission urged the Libyan stakeholders to urgently finalize a political agreement and establish a Government of National Accord that, in partnership with the international community, can address the threat of Daesh and other challenges facing the country.“Terrorism is becoming a regional threat, with a reach surpassing national borders and causing so much suffering to the people,” said the Mission, condemning all acts of terrorism, including the recent abduction and murder of a Croatian national in Egypt. read more

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Ohio State mens tennis 200match home win streak snapped by No 1

OSU redshirt-senior Kevin Metka (right) lost (6-7, 7-6, 6-7) in the final match of the Buckeyes’ 4-3 loss to Oklahoma on March 6 at the Varsity Tennis Center. The loss snapped a 200-match home winning streak for OSU.Credit: Samantha Hollingshead / Lantern photographerThe Ohio State men’s tennis team’s record-breaking home-winning streak has ended at 200.The No. 8 Buckeyes (12-4) fell, 4-3, to top-ranked Oklahoma (13-1) on Friday night at the Varsity Tennis Center, ending a streak that had lasted nearly 12 years.After the match, OSU coach Ty Tucker said there weren’t “too many dry eyes” in the Buckeyes’ locker room, but commended his team for its effort overall.“That was a great college tennis match as you can see with the environment and everything,” Tucker said. “The only thing that went wrong is it didn’t go our way.”Tucker, who was the head man in Columbus for the duration of the streak, added that he couldn’t have asked for anything more from the players.“Guys know what was at stake tonight and our guys put it all out on the court,” he said. “And if we put it all out on the court like that every time we play, that’s usually how we play tennis. Someone’s gotta beat us. As a coach, how can I be mad that a bunch of guys gave it everything they had?”In a matchup that featured nine players with national rankings next to their names on the single’s lineup, everything came down to an unranked duo.After the Buckeyes took two of three doubles matches to go ahead, 1-0, the Sooners fought back to take three of the first five singles matches. But long after OSU sophomore Herkko Pollanen lost on court three, redshirt-senior Kevin Metka and Oklahoma sophomore Florin Bragusi were still locked in a tight battle on court six.Metka, a Worthington native, held the eyes of the OSU-record crowd of 713 after he forced a third set. Bragusi took a quick lead with a 7-6 victory, but Metka staved off multiple match points to win the second set by the same score.In set three it was Bragusi’s turn to rally from multiple match points, and he eventually won the set, 7-6, after taking the tiebreaker, 7-5.“Kevin didn’t do anything wrong,” Tucker said. “He (Bragusi) came up big.”While Metka came up just short of a win at the end, Tucker said he felt Pollanen’s loss was a turning point in the match.“The match got away from us at three singles, up a set 4-3, 40-15,” Tucker said. “That’s three (advantages) to essentially be one game from serving for the match. That’s a match we have to win.”The Buckeyes’ last home loss before the streak came against Illinois in April 2003, which also happens to be the last time OSU played a top-ranked team at home before Friday.OSU won’t have much time to reflect on the match as the Buckeyes get set to take on Florida in Gainesville, Fla., on Tuesday at 3 p.m.With the streak in the rearview mirror, Tucker said it will be important for his players to bounce back in prepare for the Gators.“We don’t have time to sit around and feel sorry for ourselves because Florida’s not gonna feel sorry,” he said. “We’re beat up, got some guys cramping, got some guys hurting and we’ve gotta get on a plane Sunday morning ready to play in a tough environment in Florida on Tuesday.” read more

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