By ABBEY KUNKLESpecial to the PRESSThe South Padre Island Board of Adjustments and Appeals met Tuesday morning for their regular monthly meeting. This month, the board unanimously approved a variance allowing for a disabled applicant to fully enjoy his home as he will now be able to access his second floor.Acting Chairman Paul Fedigan opened the meeting and the board approved the minutes of the January 6 regular meeting and June 6 memo. They moved on to consider taking action regarding the zoning request for a variance from Section 20-7.1 in the Residential and Multi-family Dwelling District for an encroachment in the front and side yard setback. City Development Director Dr. Sungman Kim gave a short presentation on the request.The applicant, who is disabled, wants to build a chairlift at his residential building that will encroach four feet into the required 25 foot front setback and 3.5 feet into the required five foot side setback so that he may access the second floor of his house. City Staff recommended that the board approve the setback variance request so that the owner can enjoy the benefits of his entire property. Based on the hardship, the board agreed that the owner should be able to access his property and quickly approved the variance request.The second request on the agenda was also quickly approved for an applicant to keep an existing Jacuzzi that is encroaching into the side yard setback. In that case, due to the existing condition, a literal enforcement of the Code would result in unnecessary hardship and as the variance is not contrary to public interest, the board agreed with staff recommendation for approval.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here. Share RelatedBoard looks at parking for Clayton’s new ventureBy ABBEY KUNKLE Special to the PRESS January 8, 2015 The Board of Adjustments and Appeals met Tuesday morning for their first meeting of the New Year. Nine a.m. rolled around and with only three of five members in attendance, there was concern that the meeting would be cancelled due…January 9, 2015In “News”Board of Adjustments mulls variance requestsBy ABBEY KUNKLE Special to the PRESS The City of Port Isabel Board of Adjustments held a public hearing and regular meeting Tuesday evening. Orders of business included approval of minutes for the September meeting as well as variance requests for residential and commercial properties. Judy Woolverton of Woolverton Realty…October 9, 2014In “News”Board of Adjustments denies varianceBy ABBEY KUNKLE Special to the PRESS The South Padre Island Board of Adjustments and Appeals (BOAA) met Tuesday morning to consider only one issue regarding a variance for The Shores community at the north end of the Island to deviate from their city ordinance required side setback. According to…September 4, 2015In “News”
Robinson is on loan at HuddersfieldEngland Under-21sFulham goalkeeper Marcus Bettinelli has earned his first international call-up after being named in the England Under-21 squad for two friendlies this month. His Whites team-mate Cauley Woodrow, who scored twice at this summer’s Toulon Festival, retains his place for the matches against Portugal and France.Chelsea’s Nathaniel Chalobah and Patrick Bamford, QPR’s Jack Robinson and Brentford’s on-loan midfielder Alex Pritchard are also in the squad.Yun Suk-YoungQPR’s left-back is once again in South Korea’s squad for upcoming friendlies with Jordan on 14 November and Iran on 18 November.AdChoices广告George WilliamsThe Fulham teenager has been named in Wales’ squad for their Euro 2016 qualifier against Belgium on 16 November. The 19-year-old has won four caps for his country, and made his first start in the qualifier with Cyprus last month.Michael DoughtyThe QPR midfielder has extended his loan at League One Gillingham until the new year. The 21-year-old has made two appearances for the Gills and will now stay at the Priestfield Stadium until 24 January.Lyle Della VerdeThe Fulham midfielder has joined Conference Premier side Bristol Rovers on a month’s loan.HarlequinsAll four Quins players named in the England squad for the autumn internationals will start against New Zealand at Twickenham on Saturday. Chris Robshaw will captain the side, Danny Care wins his 49th cap at scrum-half and Joe Marler and Mike Brown are also in the side.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Pick: Notre Dame 30, Virginia 20No. 5 Ohio State (-17.5) at NebraskaOhio State looks like one of the most complete teams in the country heading into this College GameDay meeting with Nebraska: Justin Fields has 1,030 total yards and 19 touchdowns, J.K. Dobbins averages 7.0 yards per carry and the defense surrenders nine points per game. Conversely, Nebraska quarterback Adrian Martinez is an electric playmaker who can keep the Cornhuskers within striking distance of the Buckeyes — at least, if the defense can keep Ohio State out of the end zone. But that’s a unit that has given up 34.5 points per game against Power 5 competition; there’s no reason to assume that will change against the Buckeyes.Pick: Ohio State 45, Nebraska 27 MORE: Sporting News’ Week 5 top 25Sporting News is 18-6 through three weeks of picks this season, including a 6-2 mark in Week 4. We’ll look to keep that rolling with another solid week.Our picks ahead of the Week 5 slate of games (odds provided courtesy of Sportsbook Review as of 4 p.m. ET on Monday, Sept. 23):No. 24 Kansas State at Oklahoma State (-4.5)The Wildcats have been a pleasant surprise under first-year coach Chris Klieman, easily dispatching Nicholls and Bowling Green before earning a solid win over Mississippi State. The Wildcats have had success on offense this season, but their strength is on defense, which ranks ninth nationally in yards surrendered (256 yards per game) and second in pass defense (118.7 ypg). Oklahoma State is coming off an emotional loss to Texas but features an offense that is still one of college football’s most dangerous. Expect the Cowboys to clean up the mistakes that cost them against the Longhorns to earn a solid win.Pick: Oklahoma State 31, Kansas State 20Arizona State at No. 15 Cal (-5.5)The Golden Bears have a chance to prove their ranking is for real by extending their win streak against an ASU team that just fell out of the top 25. Herm Edwards’ Sun Devils will need to have a balanced offensive attack to win this one, and that means getting Eno Benjamin up and running against a defense that ranks 61st in rushing yards allowed per game. That same unit also features an extremely talented secondary, which could spell trouble for ASU freshman quarterback Jayden Daniels. This one will be close, but we’ll go with Arizona State on the assumption Benjamin breaks out and Cal can’t crack an ASU defense that gave up a touchdown a game before its loss to Colorado.Pick: Arizona State 24, Cal 20MORE: Week 5 bowl predictionsWashington State at No. 19 Utah (-7)Washington State and Utah come into this game off emotional first losses against UCLA and USC, respectively. The loser of this game takes a backseat in their respective divisions and faces elimination from the College Football Playoff. Washington State has one of the most potent offenses in the country, as evidenced by its 67-63 loss to the Bruins. (It also has a porous defense, as evidenced by that same loss). The Utes should give them a tougher defensive test, and its offense — which left 13 points on the field against the Trojans — should have no issue scoring against the Cougars.Pick: Utah 42, Washington State 38Mississippi State at No. 7 Auburn (-11)The Tigers look very much like a contender in the SEC West — and the Playoff — and that’s largely in part to a defensive front that’s as good as any in the country. That group of Derrick Brown, Nick Coe, Big Kat Bryant, Tyrone Truesdell and Marlon Davidson has combined for nine sacks and 16.5 tackles for loss in four games. That’s not good for a Mississippi State team that has surrendered nine sacks. Joe Moorhead will need his quarterback to get the ball out quick — Tommy Stevens returns to practice on Tuesday after a shoulder injury — and hope running back Kylin Hill can pierce that defensive front. That might be too much to ask.Auburn 34, Mississippi State 20MORE: Week 5 Playoff pictureNo. 1 Clemson (-26.5) at North CarolinaThere’s no real danger of Clemson losing this one — or any indication this game will even be competitive — but there’s enough intrigue with Mack Brown back on the Carolina sidelines to tune in. Something else to consider: Through four games, UNC freshman Sam Howell (1,024 passing yards, 64.1 completion percentage, nine touchdowns to two interceptions) has a better statline than Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence (925 yards, 62.3 completion percentage, seven touchdowns to five interceptions). Expect Lawrence to put on an efficient showing in a light workload.Pick: Clemson 49, North Carolina 17No. 21 USC at No. 17 Washington (-10)USC earned its way back onto this list with a convincing win over No. 10 Utah (which, in retrospect, may have been a tad overrated). Washington has rebounded nicely from its loss to Cal by combining for 97 points against Hawaii and BYU, which beat the Trojans in Week 3. This game should come down to quarterback play (shocker); USC can win with either Kedon Slovis or Matt Fink at quarterback. Jacob Eason has played well this season, but struggled against his only Power 5 competition, completing 18 of 30 passes for 162 yards and an interception against Cal. How will he fare against a Trojans secondary that has as many interceptions and only two fewer passes defensed than that Golden Bears defense?Pick: USC 28, Washington 24MORE: Sizing up college football’s remaining undefeatedsNo. 18 Virginia at No. 10 Notre Dame (-11)Virginia has a real opportunity to make waves in both the ACC and College Football Playoff race with a win against Notre Dame. That said, the Cavaliers struggled to wins in their last two games against Florida State and Old Dominion — not exactly teams to write home about. Notre Dame, despite coming off a tough loss to Georgia, is still on the fringe of the Playoff, and should play as such on Saturday. That starts with a win against the Cavs. It’s not quite the blockbuster Week 4 was, but this week of college football games offers some interesting matchups.Chief among those is the matchup between No. 5 Ohio State and Nebraska. Both teams have had no problem putting up points, and Scott Frost’s Cornhuskers will be aiming for a monumental Big Ten upset at home. Other games to watch include ranked matchups between No. 21 USC and No. 17 Washington and No. 18 Virginia and No. 10 Notre Dame. Both of those can have serious repercussions in the College Football Playoff race.
Transfer rumours and paper review Sunday, April 23 1 Here are the top headlines and transfer-related stories in Saturday’s newspapers…Manchester City will give Pep Guardiola £250m to spend on new signings, with Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez, 28, Tottenham defender Kyle Walker, 26, and Southampton centre-back Virgil van Dijk, 25, his main targets. (Sun on Sunday)City are prepared to pay a world record transfer fee for Monaco’s 18-year-old forward Kylian Mbappe. (Sunday Express)Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is considering a move for Paris Saint-Germain defender Marquinhos, 22. (Manchester Evening News)Manchester United are hopeful of signing midfielder Eric Dier from Tottenham, who could be persuaded to sell the 23-year-old if they can bring in Burnley centre-back Michael Keane, 24. (Sunday Telegraph)Keane is not planning to make a decision on his future until the end of the season, with Everton, Liverpool, ex-club Manchester United and Tottenham interested in him. (Sunday Times) Manchester United and Barcelona are interested in 24-year-old PSG right-back Serge Aurier. (L’Equipe)La Liga giants Barcelona also want to sign 25-year-old Tottenham playmaker Christian Eriksen. (Sunday Mirror)Everton manager Ronald Koeman has told striker Romelu Lukaku, 23, he will not realise his Champions League ambitions if he joins Manchester United. (Sunday Mirror)The Toffees are set to offer Sunderland keeper Jordan Pickford £90,000-a-week in order to beat Arsenal and Manchester City to the 23-year-old’s signature. (Sunday Express)Real Madrid will drop their interest in Chelsea winger Eden Hazard, 26, in order to give 21-year-old midfielder Marco Asensio a chance to develop. (Marca)Sunday’s FA Cup semi-final against Manchester City could play a part in 28-year-old Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez’s decision about his future. (Independent)Manchester United forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 35, will visit one of the world’s top knee specialists in America to try to rescue his career following a ruptured cruciate. (Mail on Sunday)Tottenham are considering a summer move for 19-year-old Blackpool winger Bright Osayi-Samuel. (Sun on Sunday)Crystal Palace boss Sam Allardyce says the club will try to sign on-loan Liverpool centre-back Mamadou Sakho, 27, if the club avoid relegation from the Premier League. (Mail on Sunday)Here are the latest talkSPORT.com headlines:Cesc Fabregas says John Terry is ‘irreplaceable’ for Chelsea as the long-serving skipper prepares to leave Stamford BridgeManchester United captain Wayne Rooney is a sacrificial lamb, according to Ray WilkinsAndy Townsend joined the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast and paid tribute to his former Aston Villa teammate Ugo Ehiogu, who has died at the age of just 44Former Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon has hailed the management style of current Los Blancos boss Zinedine ZidaneTottenham want to offer former Newcastle flop Florian Thauvin a second shot at Premier League footballBayern Munich are targeting former Tottenham favourite Luka ModricReal Madrid are yet to make contact with Monaco over a move for Arsenal and Manchester United target Kylian Mbappe Everton are confident of wrapping up a deal for highly-rated Lyon winger Rachid Ghezzal this summer
Mauricio Pochettino admits Tottenham’s players were hit by a virus last week but insisted that was no excuse for their sloppy display against Southampton.Christian Eriksen was a surprise absentee from the Spurs squad as he and Hugo Lloris were both struck down by illness and unable to travel to the south coast.Harry Kane cancelled out Davinson Sanchez’s own-goal but a below-par Tottenham were held to a 1-1 draw and missed the chance to move into the Premier League’s top four.They will fall five points behind Liverpool if Jurgen Klopp’s men beat Swansea on Monday.Pochetttino, who took his team on a warm-weather training camp to Barcelona last week, would not name the players affected by illness as he maintained they had all recovered.“A few players were affected last week but it’s not an excuse,” Pochettino said.“We are disappointed because our game wasn’t great, our performance wasn’t the best. The game was even and full credit to Southampton because they fight and play well.“I think it is a fair result in the end, 1-1. There were massive chances we had in the last minute with Harry Kane but at the end if you analyse the game it’s a fair result.”Pochettino also referenced the bobbling pitch at St Mary’s, which contributed to an attritional match, full of loose touches and misplaced passes.Spurs now find themselves in danger of losing touch with the Champions League spots, ahead of three crunch league games against Liverpool, Manchester United and Arsenal.“Of course they will be important for us,” Pochettino said.“It is important if we are going to take points and win the games, be sure that we are going to fight and if not, it will be difficult.”Pochettino refused to be drawn on more reports linking Kane with a move to Real Madrid and also played down the club’s chances of making new signings this month.“The other clubs find a way to sign players that can improve and help their team and squads,” Pochettino said.“Nothing to say but for us it is difficult and will be difficult for different reasons. It is obvious.” Spurs missed their chance to move into the top four 1