first_img Looking to end a two game losing streak, the Varsity Blues men’s lacrosse team played the Laurentian Voyageurs on Sunday night (Oct. 13) at Varsity Stadium.  Despite a big second half comeback by the Voyageurs, Toronto came away with an 11-8 win.   Barnable led all scorers with seven points (one goal and six assists).  Elliott finished with six points on four goals and two assists, while Guld had three goals.   Story Links UP NEXT: The Blues will look to even their record on Thursday night in Hamilton against the McMaster Marauders. For more information, scores and highlights on your favourite U of T athletes and teams, please visit Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for the latest and greatest in Varsity Blues intercollegiate athletics. Print Friendly Version The Voyageurs comeback efforts continued in the fourth quarter with another three goals to only one goal by Blues attack AJ Masson (assist Alex Emerson) to make the game close at the end.  The final score was 11-8 for Toronto.   Laurentian was not down and out by any means however.  Elliott scored his fifth goal to open the third quarter (assist Barnable) but the Voyageurs scored three times in a comeback effort.  Middie Davis Bottomley also scored for the Blues (assist AJ Masson).  The score at the end of three quarters was 10-5 for Toronto.   Toronto scored another four goals in the second to only one for Laurentian to seemingly take control of the game. Elliott scored twice more (one assisted by Barnable) and Guld added his third of the game (assist Barnable).  Middie Brendan Vogan added the fourth goal late in the period (assist Barnable).  Toronto led 8-2 at the half.  “We came out hot and executed really well but it was like a switch turned off at the half,” said Varsity Blues head coach Joe Nizich. “Maybe overconfident and thinking we were going to continue to cruise, we stopped doing the things that got us the big lead.  Give full credit to Laurentian.  They won the second half.  It’s a win but we would have liked to have played well for a full 60 minutes. On the bright side, Jason Barnable had a big game feeding the others and it was great to see Elliott and Guld taking advantage of their scoring chances.” The Blues got off to a hot start, scoring four times in the first quarter to only one goal for Laurentian.  Middie Aidan Guld had two of the goals, assisted by attack men Darren Elliott and Jason Barnable.  Elliott and Barnable had the other two goals, each assisting on the other’s goal.  Toronto led 4-1 after the first quarter.  last_img read more

Nutall to release six after half term lead

first_img0Shares0000Frank NutallNAIROBI, June 8 – Champions Gor Mahia will release six players as they seek to bolster their squad for the Kenyan Premier League second-leg and Cecafa Club Championships.High flying K’Ogalo are in their best form, having wrapped the first-leg of their title defence unbeaten on 39 points, 12 ahead of GOtv Shield winners Sofapaka succumbed to a shock 1-0 loss to makeshift AFC Leopards side on Sunday. Head coach Frank Nuttall who has set a KPL record by going 15 matches without defeat, has seen his impressive attackers of Rwandan Meddie Kagere, youngster Michael Olunga as well as midfielder Ali Abondo score most goals so far (30) and conceding the least (six).The Scotsman who declined to disclose the players that will be released; told Capital Sport he is casting his net wide during the June transfer window.“Six players will be leaving but I don’t think I’m at liberty to say who they are since I will not like to compromise anything. I want to thank them on behalf of the club, they have played their part in helping us in different ways so far and when they do find greener pastures we wish them well.“We will always be looking to strengthen our squad. I will only bring in players who will add something to the dynamic of the team,” Nuttall, who has just lost once with Gor since succeeding countryman Bobby Williamson, outlined.Players likely to be dropped include; midfielder Jerry Santos who joined the team this season from Tanzania’s Coastal Union, Ugandan defender Israel Emuge as well as strikers Timothy Otieno and Ghanaian Taofiq Zachary who only featured in the pre-season.Nutall was non-committal on whether crowd darling and Ugandan forward Dan Sserukuma who helped Gor bag the back-to-back titles and is available as a free agent will return to the fold.Sserunkuma reportedly agreed to rejoin the champions after terminating his contract with Tanzanian giants Simba SC but Nuttall insists his signings will depend on who will be available.Also said to be on Gor’s radar are former forward Rama Salim now with Coastal Union and South Africa’s Amazulu FC winger Paul Were.“We are casting our net wide because we will be looking to bring in different players; it may be one or four who knows. It will also depend with the financial status of the club.“I’m not willing to comment on any particular player but we are aware of Sserunkuma’s situation so we will see how it goes,” Nuttall who has won two titles, 2014 KPL title and DSTVSuper Cup told.-Maintain consistency-Ahead of the second-leg that starts in three weeks time, the Scotsman was coy when asked if the team would end the season unbeaten.“We have been consistent, focused and worked very hard since January; sometimes under difficult circumstances so I’m pleased on how they have performed so far. I’m not interested in records, unbeaten or milestones.“Credit goes to the players and staff who have shown the desire to win and be successful and I must commend them on that.”Gor will represent the county at the Cecafa Club Championship in July, where they will be seeking to better last year’s disappointing performance that saw them bow out at the preliminary round without a win.But Nuttall said the regional showpiece is not his priority as they aim to quest their 30 years Cecafa trophy drought.“It’s not something that I have in my plans at the moment because it will depend on KPL fixtures and the Top 8 competition.”He rubbished reports he had been approached by Football Kenya Federation to help Harambee Stars head coach Williamson as a fitness trainer.“It’s news to me; I have never been approached by anyone to work in the national team in any capacity. It’s speculation and until my employer approaches me with any type of request, I just continue and focus on my job,” the former England Under-17 and Middlesbrough fitness trainer affirmed.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


first_imgSinn Fein Councillor Arthur Rafferty has resigned his seat on Bundoran Town Council.The first time Councillor was elected to the seat during the 2009 Local Elections.However he says he is stepping down for personal reasons and work commitments. It’s understood a co-option motion will be put down during the May monthly meeting of the Local Authority.The Chair of the Sinn Fein grouping in Bundoran Town Council, Michael McMahon, has confirmed that the party is looking at a number of co-options possibilities.A meeting to discuss who will become the new Sinn Fein Councillor on Bundoran Town Council will take this weekend.Ends SINN FEIN MAN RESIGNS FROM BUNDORAN TOWN COUNCIL was last modified: April 1st, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Arthur RaffertybundoranresignSinn Feinlast_img read more

Emery on Mourinho’s arrival at Spurs, Xhaka returning and Pepe fitness

first_imgFulham vs QPR (Friday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2West Ham vs Tottenham (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORTCharlton vs Cardiff (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORT 2Arsenal vs Southampton (Saturday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2Man City vs Chelsea (Saturday, 5:30pm) – talkSPORTMiddlesbrough vs Hull (Sunday, 12pm) – talkSPORT 2 targets Pochettino’s sacking could shine the spotlight brighter on Emery, whose side are winless in four Premier League games and host Southampton on Saturday, LIVE on talkSPORT 2.The Spaniard said: “It’s a surprise how the relationship with Pochettino ended, but I don’t know exactly why.“[Mourinho] is a very good coach. His career is very strong with titles and experience. I also think Pochettino’s work at Tottenham was amazing. On Granit Xhaka’s situation“He’s coming back better. His mindset is better and this morning I had a very good conversation with him.“My objective is for him to come back helping us and convincing everyone that he is going to be better in the short or long future with us.“He’s feeling better and his team is Arsenal now. He wants to come back with the confidence of the supporters.“We are going to decide tomorrow [if he plays] but I want to give him confidence and comfort.” rookie error 3 3 Unai Emery says he was surprised by Tottenham’s decision to sack Mauricio Pochettino.The Argentine was given his marching orders on Tuesday night and replaced by former Chelsea and Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho less than 24 hours later. On Southampton“Every team is difficult in the Premier League. They need points and are playing better away from home.“I think they will be very motivated, but we need to impose [ourselves] and show our game plan on Saturday.“We respect them but we have confidence in our capacity which is improving.” Rob Holding has returned to Arsenal’s starting XI since recovering from a serious knee injury Liverpool transfer news live: Mbappe latest, Lille star wants to join Reds in future Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta Pep Guardiola gives Man City injury update and talks Christmas schedule appointed statement 3 update Getty Images – Getty latest Steve Round reveals how Mikel Arteta convinced him to join Arsenal staff Chelsea fan arrested for allegedly racially abusing Heung-min Son PEP TALK Spurs investigation into alleged racial abuse of Rudiger is so far ‘inconclusive’ Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship Getty Images – Getty Check out all the live commentaries coming up across the talkSPORT network this week LIVE on talkSPORT On Nicholas Pepe’s fitness“Pepe arrived late because of travel and didn’t train with the group, but trained inside. He will be ready for Saturday.”On Arsenal’s form around“I am optimistic and I know we need to improve our performances.“Above all we need to play better, control the game. We are not losing at home, but we are not convincing people.”On injuries“[Rob] Holding, [Bukayo] Saka and [Sead] Kolasinac have not trained. They could train tomorrow.” “Maybe the last matches they didn’t achieve good results, but the last year with Pochettino was perfect.“They decided to change and I don’t know the reason, but we have our way and they have their way.”Below, you can read the best bits from Emery’s press conference… LATEST on target Granit Xhaka has not played for Arsenal since telling his own fans to f*** off during a 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace last month Arsenal boss Unai Emery is under pressure in the Emirates hotseat Getty Images – Getty Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti stalemate last_img read more

Excessive Speed on I-64 Quickly Led to Drug and Weapons Charges

first_img– Dealing Marijuana, Level 6 Felony– Possession of Marijuana, Level 6 Felony– Reckless Driving, Class C Misdemeanor– Operating without a Valid License, Class C MisdemeanorJustin Beckner, 25, North Tazewell, Virginia– Dealing Marijuana, Level 6 Felony– Possession of Marijuana, Level 6 Felony– Possession of a Firearm without a License, Class A MisdemeanorAt 12:38 PM Wednesday, Master Trooper Randy Neighbors was patrolling Interstate 64 when he observed a silver 2016 Chevrolet Cruze driving eastbound at 101 miles per hour.  As Neighbors was attempting to pull the Chevrolet over, Master Trooper Brian LaRoche clocked the Chevy traveling at 113 miles per hour.  The Chevy stopped for Troopers at the 60 mile marker.While troopers were speaking with the driver, 21-year-old Christopher Mackey of Aurora, Colorado, LaRoche could smell the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle.  As LaRoche and Neighbors searched the vehicle, they located a loaded 9mm handgun with a 30 round magazine at the feet of the passenger, 25-year-old Justin Beckner of North Tazewell, Virginia.  Beckner did not have a handgun license.  Troopers also found approximately one pound of marijuana in the trunk of the car.Mackey and Beckner were arrested without incident and transported to the Spencer County Jail. A traffic stop for reckless speeds on Interstate 64 Wednesday afternoon led to two men being jailed on drug and weapons charges.Arrested and Charged were:Christopher Mackey, 21, Aurora, Coloradolast_img read more

Park Touring Plans Now Handle Ride Closures

first_imgShare This!We’ve updated our Lines mobile app to route you around unexpected ride breakdowns while you’re in the parks. If your Magic Kingdom touring plan calls for you to ride Space Mountain soon and Lines learns that Space Mountain is temporarily closed, upon optimization Lines will adjust your touring plan by moving Space Mountain to later in the day, after the time when Lines expects it to reopen.This new feature keeps you one step ahead of the crowds by finding the best attractions to see now, and by knowing the best time to schedule a closed ride later in the day. It might also save you from walking across the park to find a closed ride.The idea for this feature came from us testing our touring plan software. Three major ride breakdowns happened in the first few hours I was in the park. My work-around was to just skip those steps in the plan, but it would have been great if Lines detected the ride closures and re-did the plan for me automatically. Now Lines does that whenever I optimize my plan.We’ve also added a new text field to Lines showing our estimate of when the ride might re-open.Behind the ScenesOnce Lines learns that an attraction has gone offline, it has to estimate how long it’ll be until that ride re-opens. To help with this, we’ve been collecting data on temporary ride closures for the past few years.Lines starts by using the ride’s median downtime length as an estimate of when the ride will be back up and running. For example, Lines knows that if Big Thunder Mountain closes unexpectedly in the morning, it stays closed for about an hour. And Lines also knows that when Big Thunder closes unexpectedly between noon and 6 p.m., it stays closed longer – around 90 minutes. Lines will adjust your plans accordingly based on the time at which the ride went offline.Lines also responds appropriately when a ride re-opens earlier than expected. When that happens, Lines will mark the ride as open and start estimating wait times again (including how much longer the waits will be because of the closure). If the ride stays closed longer than average, Lines will continually update your plan with its estimated re-opening time.If Lines thinks a ride will be closed for the rest of the day, your touring plan will display an appropriate message, along the lines of “We don’t think you’ll be able to get to this today.”One Important Note: The “re-opening time” estimates that appear in Lines are statistically generated using our own data. This information is unofficial and not from Disney. Although we use sensible estimates, the actual outage duration may vary from what appears in Lines.FastPass+, Universal, and DisneylandIf you’re scheduled to use FastPass+ on a ride that is closed unexpectedly, Disney should notify you through My Disney Experience and give you some options:Reschedule your FastPass+ for the same ride later in the dayChoose another attraction for your FastPass+ reservationIf it’s late in the day, get an extra FastPass+ reservation for the next dayYou should update Lines with whatever option you choose, and Lines will re-do your plan accordingly when you optimize your plan.This new ride closure feature also works for the Disneyland and Universal Orlando theme parks we support.last_img read more

Why the Airbus A380 has failed the airlines

first_imgQatar CEO Akbar Al Baker Photo: Andreas Spaeth. Perfect aircraft but too heavy is the verdict on the A380 superjumbo from outspoken Qatar Airways Group CEO Akbar Al Baker who is known to be one of the fiercest critics of underperforming aircraft.The premature ending of the A380 program seems to be imminent with biggest customer Emirates in discussions with Airbus and engine maker Rolls Royce about a possible switch of its latest 20 firm A380 orders to A350s, which Qatar Airways asked Al Baker this week about his take of the fate of the A380. “As an aircraft, it is very well suited for routes that require high capacity. We have successfully deployed it in markets where we see this large volume of passengers and operate to slot-restricted airports,” said Al Baker on the sidelines of a CAPA conference about aeropolitics in Doha.Qatar Airways operates ten A380s from Doha to destinations such as Paris-CDG, Frankfurt and London-Heathrow “and we are still happy with the aircraft we have”, said Al Baker.“We don’t use this aircraft to dump capacity as some people do. We will only deploy an aircraft on a route that is tailor-made for the required capacity that the destination can take.”READ: Boeing backs supersonic biz jetOverall he bows to the innovation of the program: “The A380 was a game changer, but maybe it came at the wrong time with the fuel prices skyrocketing after its introduction. As an aircraft, it is very well suited for routes that require high capacity.”But Al Baker did not hide what he sees as the reason for a possible failure of Airbus’s biggest aircraft program ever: “To me, this aircraft is very heavy, has very high fuel consumption, and that’s because the aircraft structure was built for a stretch. I think Airbus made the same mistake they made with the A330 and A340, which had a common wing.“The A380’s structure can take another 100 tons. It would have been better if they had tailor-made the wing to suit the size of the airplane. Which means you would have taken so much weight off the wing that you would have been able to make it very fuel-efficient and then it would have been a perfect airplane.” He said he wouldn’t be sad for the program to be terminated, but “it is up to Airbus to decide if to keep building it or stop the production.”The most recent Qatar Airways fleet decision was only announced last week. “We converted ten from an order of 50 A321neos to A321LRs”, confirmed Al Baker.“All East African routes we now fly with wide-bodies we would be able to fly with the A321LR. It will be used on existing routes and also on twin-engine intercontinental routes where we see only demand for 180 seats, while our smallest wide-body, the 787-8, has 232 seats. Instead of flying 50-60 seats empty we will rather fly an LR with lower seat mile cost.”From Doha, the A321LR is able to reach places in Africa like Kinshasa in the Congo or Libreville in Gabon in Western Africa, both mentioned by Al Baker as possible new destinations, or cities in Thailand that currently see wide-body services year-round.“All that an Airbus A300-600 could do that we had in our early days, the A321LR will do. This will give us also a lot of flexibility to switch aircraft according to seasonal demand,” says Al Baker.And Al Baker revealed to that the airline has a “new Business Class product on the A321LR, something really outstanding. It will be revealed in March 2020 at Berlin’s ITB travel show.” So far Qatar does not offer lie-flat seats in the Business Class cabins of its narrow-body aircraft.While suffering from a blockade by the surrounding Arab nations for the past 19 months with no end in sight, Akbar Al Baker stressed how resilient his airline has proven to be.“We have opened 24 new destinations since the blockade started, among them Canberra, Da Nang, Cardiff and Gothenburg.”Last year, Qatar Airways received 25 new aircraft for a total of 230 in the fleet currently. Four more arrived only in January. Early next year, Qatar will be one of the first operators of the Boeing 777X of which it ordered sixty, opting to have Emirates as launch operator smoothen out all the early glitches of a new type.“We have a backlog of 320 aircraft with a new delivery on average every ten days, which keeps our average fleet age at the desired level below five years,” says Al Baker.last_img read more

Pair Targeting Retailer Get Busted on Theft Charges

first_imgTwo New Hampshire residents, including one with a number of priors, were arrested this month on charges after theft incidents at the Target store in Nashua, according to police.Nicholas Ramalho, 22, of Manchester, was arrested on April 5, 2019, and charged with two counts of felony theft by unauthorized taking or transfer and a theft warrant issued by the Keene Police Department. Melanie Blackwood, 28, of Auburn, was arrested on April 17, on two counts of criminal liability for the conduct of another and felony theft by unauthorized taking or transfer… Nashua Patch Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img

Taller Puertorriqueño Celebrates Grand Opening Of New El Corazón Cultural Center

first_imgThe grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony for the new $11.5 million cultural center is on Wednesday, December 7. The event features performances from the Puerto Rico-based Miramar String Quartet and local group Familia Rojas. El Corazón’s opening exhibit “Our Theme: Call and Response” will also be displayed.On Saturday, December 10 from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m., El Corazón will host a free open house for the community. Families can visit the open house for things like hands-on art workshops, a cultural performance and a first look at the new center. There, children and their families can also meet and greet with Taller’s teachers and staff, and learn more about the programs offered at the cultural center.El Corazón’s grand opening concludes Saturday from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. with a music and dance showcase. Yalmar Velázquez will perform a contemporary dance piece accompanied by master cellist Daniel de Jésus. Philadelphia-based flamenco group FLAMENCOFlavor will put on a dance performance. Two out of town performers will grace the stage as well. Tickets for the inaugural performances are free for Taller members and $20 for non-members. Taller Puertorriqueño is celebrating the grand opening of its new El Corazón Cultural Center at 2600 N. 5th Street with two days of events including a ribbon cutting ceremony, an open house and an arts showcase.El Corazón Cultural Center is the new, state-of-the-art Taller headquarters. The 25,000-square-foot building will house the Puerto Rican and Latino cultural centers administrative office, education programs and its Julia de Burgos Gift Shop, consolidating all of Taller’s initiatives under one roof.“This center and its impact represent the most comprehensive endeavor Taller has undertaken in its 42-year history,” Dr. Carmen Febo-San Miguel, Executive Director of Taller said in a release.Taller Puertorriqueño seeks to preserve Philadelphia’s Puerto Rican and Latino culture through arts and education. It was founded in 1974 and hosts programs for neighborhood children and youth, including a cultural exploration program, a youth artist program and an arts summer camp. The center also hosts art exhibits. El Corazón Center Grand Opening CelebrationsWhen:December 7-10 Where:Taller Puertorriqueno, 2600 N. 5th Street Cost:Performances: $20 for non-members; Free for members www.tallerpr.orglast_img read more

Ranji Trophy: Mammoth effort earns Railways three points

first_imgThe last time Railways scored 500-plus runs in the Ranji Trophy was way back in 2006, and that too in the Plate Division against Goa. A true team effort not only broke that jinx, but also got them off the mark in Group A of the Super League.Wicketkeeper Mahesh Rawat (145, 196b, 21×4) scored his first hundred in four seasons and was supported by half-centuries from veteran Yere Goud (70, 257b, 7×4) and Marripuri Suresh (61 not out, 97b, 4×4) as Railways overhauled defending champions Rajasthan’s first innings total of 521 for eight declared to gain three points.The home side made good use of an exceptionally docile Karnail Singh Stadium track to make 525 for eight declared. This was, in fact, the first time ever that a team batting second had scored 500-plus at this stadium, which has played host to first- class cricket for over 50 years.Resuming at 274 for four, Rawat took on the aggressor’s role and brought up a 73-ball 50, his 12th half-century for Railways since he joined the team from Haryana four seasons ago. Goud was his usual dour self at the other end, but the partnership frustrated Rajasthan’s bowlers into giving Rawat more deliveries to score off.The right-handed batsman, overnight on 26, brought up his hundred just before lunch, and at 390 for four, Railways looked to be in command.Goud was caught behind off pacer Sumit Mathur soon after, bringing to an end a 351-minute vigil and a 153-run partnership, but instead of collapsing like they had in their last four innings against Mumbai and Karnataka, Railways held on.advertisementAfter a 90-run association with Suresh, Rawat was dismissed against the run of play when an attempted lofted shot fell into the hands of substitute Deepak Chahar off leg- spinner Vivek Yadav (6/ 143).Two quick wickets did threaten their charge, but Suresh calmly made sure that Railways could move on from the ghosts of the two huge defeats they suffered.They then bowled 14 overs instead of agreeing to call off the match in the final hour, and took advantage of Rajasthan’s strategy of sending out lower-order batsmen up front, reducing them to 20 for four.”I was confident that we’ll manage to chase it down, given the true nature of the track. I just wanted some support and Yere bhai and Suresh gave that to me. To take our first points – that too against the Ranji champions – is both a relief and a big confidence booster,” Rawat told reporters.Rajasthan’s stand-in skipper Aakash Chopra gave credit to the Railways for chasing down the score. “They batted really well, and we honestly didn’t think they could chase it down. All credit to them, because if you score 520 runs on this surface like we did, you would expect to get the points.” Brief Scores: Rajasthan 521/ 8 dec. & 20/ 4 (A Konwar 2/ 5, Anureet Singh 2/ 10); Railways 525/ 8 dec. (M Rawat 145, Y Goud 70, M Suresh not out 61; V Yadav 6/ 134)last_img read more