SIXTY SECONDS IN TOUCH

first_imgWelcome to the first winter edition of Sixty Seconds in Touch for 2005… * CHEAP FLIGHTS FOR ALL NATIONS TOURNAMENT: Both Virgin Blue and Qantas have current specials and Red-e-deals at the moment for flights to Christchurch New Zealand. So if you’re a senior player or spectator yet to book your airfare, it may be worth checking out prices now. If you are wanting our travel provider to manage your travel for you, simply use this link to go to a story with all of their contact details and information: IST SPORTS TOURS STORY * The June edition of the Touch-e-Talk newsletter is on the ATA website, simply click on the story on the homepage or use the `Newsletters’ link on the left hand side of the homepage. It’s full of stories and info and is even bigger than the May edition, including the new Volunteer of the Month. * The Editors of the newsletter are keen to recognise some of the countless volunteers at all levels of the sport, so if there is someone who has been serving your local or regional area please send some short details to ata_newsletter@hotmail.com * If you would like to join the mailing list for the newsletter, simply send a quick email to media@austouch.com.au and let us know, then you’ll receive the July edition direct to your email address. * Rachel’s latest article is also up on the Sports News website, simply go to http://www.austouch.com.au//index.cgi?det=1&intArticleID=1296&sID=46 for the link to the latest story and the link to all of the past Touch stories Rachel has written for the website. From the reports of the website editor, the Touch articles are one of the most popular on the website, so make sure you keep checking them out and proving to the sporting world that there’s a large group of Touch lovers out there keen to see Touch written about and published in the sporting arena. * The ATA has announced the Special General Meeting (SGM) will be held on June 25, with the focus on the proposed constitutional changes for Australian Touch. It’s certainly going to be a big day at the office on that Saturday with a lot of work to be done, if you’re interested in all of the proposed changes and what they mean for you check out this link http://www.austouch.com.au/index.cgi?det=1&intArticleID=1294&sID=46 for all of the documents relating to the proposed changes and the meeting on June 25. Exciting times ahead for Touch around Australia! * The NSW Country sides have been announced for the Country vs City tournament in September 2005. The full list is on the NSW Touch website. * Queensland are firing with the AusTouch program, with Chinchilla (one of the latest centres to take off) having 117 kids take part in the program. Thank you Terry McSweeney, Philip Gyemore and Brenda Rackeman for their hard work in setting up and administering the centre. Congratulations to all involved at Chinchilla Touch for making this the largest centre so far! The AusTouch program is bringing huge numbers of junior players into the Touch Footy stream and is helping us ensure a bright future for the sport. For more info on AusTouch in your state contact your relevant State Association. * The ACT Touch Association is running a level 1 coaching course on Saturday June 18. Give ACT Touch a call on (02) 6285 4977 if you’re interested. * Touch SA have kicked off their State League for 2005. Good luck to all involved, it’s great to see another successful start to the season for Touch in South Australia. * Touch in Victoria is looking for applications for several coach, assistant coach and manager positions. The sides include both Mens and Womens in various divisions such as Under 15’s, Under 18’s, Opens and Over 30’s . Make sure you go to www.victouch.com.au * TouchWest held their North West Championships over the weekend, with Karratha and Broome looking the goods. For all the info on results check out: http://www.touchwest.com./nwchamps/index.html For a State with such a large region to cover with a lot of desert land between Touch towns and centres, the Touchies from WA are proving they’re fast becoming a force to be reckoned with in Australian Touch. * ATA merchandise staff are currently stocktaking all merchandise from recent events and supplies, so keep an eye on the website because there will be specials and discounts offered soon. * Remember, Rachel is keen to help your local players and associations grab some media coverage whenever possible. With events such as the All Nations fast approaching, this is a great opportunity to promote our people and the sport. Already Suzy Barrett, Matt and Maree Curran, Rachel Holden, Andrew Baggio, Phil Gyemore, Bo De La Cruz, Mary-Anne and Lawrence Fisher and Renee Sealey are just some of the players who have had stories published about them in their local papers for being selected in Open squads or Senior sides for the All Nations tournament. If you are interested in trying to gain some media coverage contact Rachel at media@austouch.com.au By Rachel Moylelast_img

Spurs injury misery continues as Alli ruled out until March

first_imgTottenham have confirmed that Dele Alli will be out until March with a hamstring injury suffered during their weekend win at Fulham.The England international scored the equaliser at Craven Cottage before being forced off in the 86th minute in Sunday’s 2-1 victory. Scans have since confirmed he has suffered a hamstring strain and will likely not resume training for six weeks. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? A Tottenham statement read: “Following scans and clinical assessment, we can confirm that Dele Alli has suffered a hamstring strain, sustained during Sunday’s match.”Dele will now undergo a period of rehabilitation with our medical staff, with the expectation of returning to training in early March.”Reacting to the injury on Twitter, Alli said: “Gutted. I will do everything in my power to return as quick as possible. Thank you for all the messages.”The former MK Dons midfielder will miss at least eight fixtures across four competitions over the next six weeks.The 22-year-old will miss the Carabao Cup final on February 24 should Tottenham progress past Chelsea in the semi-final second leg at Stamford Bridge on Thursday.He will also miss the first leg of Tottenham’s Champions League last-16 tie against Borussia Dortmund on February 13. There is also an FA Cup fourth round trip to Crystal Palace and up to five Premier League fixtures that Alli could miss.Given he is only expected to resume training at the start of March, Alli will also face a struggle to be fit for the north London derby against Arsenal on March 2 and the second leg against Dortmund three days later.The news is a further blow to manager Mauricio Pochettino with England captain Harry Kane also ruled out until March with an ankle injury suffered against Manchester United earlier this month.Lucas Moura is also currently sidelined with a knee problem while Heung-min Son is away with South Korea at the Asian Cup, leaving Pochettino desperately short of forward options.The club also allowed Mousa Dembele to leave for Chinese side Guangzhou R&F last week.Tottenham have yet to make a first-team signing this season and it remains to be seen whether the club will now feel compelled to enter the market to ease their growing injury crisis. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Okkervil River Is Dead. Long Live Okkervil River!

first_img The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now 7 of the Best Drink References in Music Editors’ Recommendations On the Road with Mikah Meyer, the First Person to Visit Every National Park Site in One Trip Okkervil River released its eighth full-length album on September 9th. Titled Away, the record comes three years after the band’s seventh album, The Silver Gymnasium. Away departs from the 1980s influence so prominent on The Silver Gymnasium, moving into slower, more orchestral territory—a new step for the band.In a statement about the album published in May 2016, bandleader Will Sheff offered some information on the background of Away. Sheff describes 2013 through 2015 as a strange time, with the loss of connections in the music industry and the death of his grandfather. A retreat to the Catskills provided an opportunity for him to clear his head, and to use Sheff’s own words, “[n]ew songs were coming fast…I realized I was writing a death story for a part of my life that had, buried inside of it, a path I could follow that might let me go somewhere new.”Opening track “Okkervil River R.I.P.” immediately signals the path Sheff found. The track is slow and heavy with emotion. The track is filled with dark scenes and images (“I see my grandfather, T. Holmes ‘Bud’ Moore, laid up in his hospital clothes. Or I think about Judee Sill, dying in some trailer park on cocaine and codeine, all alone.”), and just as the song hits emotional rock bottom, there is a new light: “But I didn’t open up my mouth just to piss and moan—No way!” Suddenly the air glitters, and the narrator wants to hear music again.“The Industry,” one of Away‘s early singles is one of the album’s more immediately catchy tracks. Written after Sheff received some (unspecified) bad news, the song is a powerful lament about the state of the music industry with myriad accusations. The accusations are non-specific, save one directed at Sheff himself: “And look at us…as we’re trying to bum-rush that VIP up there…but was that ever what we even wanted to be?” The final verse suggests all may not be lost, “Do you remember…when some record was enough to make you raise your fist…Well, I never thought I’d feel like that again.”center_img The Absolute Worst Movies to Watch with a Date Okkervil River’s Away is out now through ATO Records and available on Amazon, ATO Records’ online store, and iTunes. Learn Guitar (and Don’t Give Up) With the Fender Play App last_img read more

Five Days 40 Ships and Endless Fun

first_imgNova Scotians got a taste of this summer’s hottest ticket, whenthe entertainment lineup for this year’s edition of the Grou TymeFestival was unveiled today, June 16. Grou Tyme — which literally means a big party — is joining TallShips Challenge 2004 for an extraordinary celebration of l’Acadiefrom July 29 to Aug. 2 on the Halifax waterfront. Artists from around the globe will come together for a party torival all others when they help celebrate the 400th anniversaryof l’Acadie during the World Acadian Congress. Grou Tyme willbring together an unforgettable lineup of artists from France,Louisiana, Quebec, Ontario and Acadie. Music lovers interested in Cajun, swing, jazz or just the besttoe tappin’ music this side of the Bayou, will find something fortheir taste at the event, which offers fun for the entire family.Entertainment will include the bohemian sounds of France’sSamarabralouf, Louisiana’s rockin’ fiddler Waylon Thibodeaux aswell as Nova Scotia’s own East Coast Music Award winners Blou –to name a just a few. The full lineup of entertainers and schedule of events isavailable at www.groutyme.com . For full details on the TallShips Challenge 2004, see the websites atwww.novascotia.com/tallships and www.cbc.ca/tallships2004 . More than 40 ships are expected to take part in Tall ShipsChallenge 2004, drawing more than 700,000 people to the Halifaxwaterfront. The weekend’s activities will also include the annual HalifaxRegional Municipality Natal Day celebrations. To accommodate theTall Ships Challenge 2004, the annual Bridge Mile race and BridgeWalk will take place on Canada Day, July 1 for this year only.The 10th annual bridge mile will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.while the 22nd annual bridge walk will take place between 3 p.m.and 5 p.m. on the Macdonald Bridge. For more information, see theHalifax Bridge Commission website at www.hdbc.ca . Tall Ships Challenge 2004 — A Salute to l’Acadie is presented bythe Waterfront Development Corporation. The event is sponsored bythe province, Halifax Regional Municipality, Grou Tyme AcadianFestival, Aliant, Atlantic Lottery Corporation, AlexanderKeith’s, Sobeys, Ford, Casino Nova Scotia, Captain Morgan, TheHerald, McCain, Pepsi, Trade Centre Limited, CanJet, Halifax PortAuthority, Bishop’s Landing, Atlantic Photo Supply, PellerEstates and Ombrelle. CBC is also a sponsor and the hostbroadcaster of the event.last_img read more

CM 85 jobs for locals if Delhi becomes full state

first_imgNew Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister and AAP national convenor Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said that after Delhi becomes a full state, the AAP-led government would come up with 2 lakh government jobs and 85 per cent of those jobs would be specifically for citizens of Delhi. In support of AAP candidates on Tuesday, the Chief Minister addressed nearly three rallies across the constituencies like North-West, Chandi Chowk and New Delhi.”Delhi government has 2 lakh vacancies but we have no power to give employment. You give us all the seven seats and I promise you that within two years Delhi will become a full state thereafter we will give 2 lakh employment and 85 per cent of that will be only for the Delhiites,” said the Chief Minister. From healthcare, housing, electricity, education, the safety of women to stopping sealing, Kejriwal made a host of promises if Delhi becomes a full state, which will be possible, he claimed, if Delhi chooses AAP candidates from all seven Lok Sabha seats. “While Delhi pays Rs. 1.5 lakh crore in income-tax every year, the Centre gives it only Rs 325 crore,” the chief minister said. Delhi government would have made many more schools and hospitals if the Centre had allocated more funds, he added. “Some works can’t be done till Delhi becomes a full state. Women feel unsafe and there is hooliganism everywhere because Delhi Police doesn’t listen to people,” CM Kejriwal said. “The police come under the PM and no one can meet the PM,” said the CM. If Delhi Police reports to Delhi government, he said, the law and order system will be such that girls will be able to go out at 11 pm without any fear. Sealing will also be stopped in 24 hours, CM Kejriwal promised. “For all these years, it is the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) that is responsible for housing in the city… and it has done nothing but to cut plots and hand it over to builders. If you make AAP win, then in 10 years, we will provide houses for every voter family in cheap and easy instalments,” he said. While also assuring 85 per cent reservation in jobs and colleges, the CM said that on gaining full statehood AAP would open many colleges and universities that even those Delhiites who get 60% would manage to get admission in good colleges. CM Kejriwal also alleged that the BJP and Congress people try to obstruct his rallies in Delhi.last_img read more

King Mohammed VI Extends Condolences to UAE President over Death of

Rabat – King Mohammed VI sent messages of condolences and compassion to UAE president, Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan and UAE vice president, president of the ministers’ council and Governor of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum following the passing of his son, Sheikh Rashid Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum.In this message, King Mohammed VI said he was deeply saddened to learn the death, at a very young age, of Sheikh Rashid Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum.In this painful circumstance, the sovereign extended to the UAE president and vice-president, and to the deceased’s family, his heartfelt condolences and sincere compassion, asking the Almighty to give them patience and comfort. read more

Closing Bell Stock markets fall on worries about outcome of US budget

TORONTO — The Toronto stock market closed lower Tuesday as economic worries associated with the U.S. budget crisis sent most sectors down.Here are the closing numbersTSX — 12,692.41 -95.84 -0.75%S&P 500 — 1,655.45 -20.67 -1.23%Dow — 14,776.53 -159.71 -1.07%Nasdaq — 3,694.83 -75.55 -2.00%The S&P/TSX composite index dropped 95.84 points to 12,692.41, led by sliding mining stocks.The Canadian dollar fell 0.51 of a cent to 96.45 cents US after data showed that housing starts came in at 193,637 units in September, up from 183,964 in August.Meanwhile, Statistics Canada said the trade deficit expanded to $1.3 billion in August from $1.2 billion in July. The increase came as imports grew 2.1% and exports rose 1.8% in August.New York markets added to sharp declines chalked up Monday, with the Dow Jones industrials racking up a second, straight triple-digit decline, down 159.71 points to 14,776.53. The Nasdaq was off 75.54 points at 3,694.83 and the S&P 500 index gave back 20.67 points to 1,655.45. A partial shutdown of the U.S. government continues into its second week after lawmakers failed to agree on funding. Traders were increasingly worried that the two sides won’t be able to come to a spending agreement before Oct. 17 when the government hits its debt ceiling and starts to run out of money to pay its bills.Republicans have said they want changes to President Barack Obama’s signature health-care law and spending cuts in exchange for reopening the government and raising the debt limit. The president has said he won’t negotiate over both those issues.Up until now, declines have been steady but there were some indications this may be changing.Short-term U.S. Treasury bill yields surged to levels not seen since 2008, in the midst of the financial crisis as investors worry about what happens if the debt ceiling is hit.Also, the CBOE Volatility Index has returned to the highs seen in December and June, rising to 20.45, up from around 16 a week ago.Allan Small, senior adviser at DWM Securities, said the belief is that U.S. lawmakers will arrive at an agreement, but it probably won’t come until the last minute since traders “can’t even imagine them breaching the debt ceiling.”“But at the same time, there are many people out there that are saying I’m not going to buy today because the politicians in Washington are going to take it to the 11th hour and markets will probably fall further so maybe we can get even better pricing a week from now,” he said.Manitoba Telecom Services (TSX:MBT) was a major TSX decliner, down $2.74, or 8.47%, to $29.62 after Ottawa rejected a deal that would have seen its Allstream business sold to Egyptian investment group Accelero Capital Holdings due to “unspecified national security concerns.”The gold sector led declines, down about 2.6% while the December bullion contract slipped 50 cents to US$1,324.60 an ounce. Barrick Gold (TSX:ABX) faded 52 cents to C$18.28 while Goldcorp (TSX:G) lost 58 cents to $25.47.The base metals group fell 2.26% as December copper lost early gains and closed unchanged at US$3.29 a pound. Teck Resources (TSX:TCK.B) lost 77 cents to C$26.56 while First Quantum Minerals (TSX:FM) dropped 39 cents to C$17.55.The energy component erased early gains to move down 1% as the November crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange was up 46 cents to US$103.49 a barrel. Suncor Energy (TSX:SU) fell 77 cents to C$35.81.Talisman Energy (TSX:TLM) (NYSE:TLM) lost early momentum to move down 26 cents to $12.98, a day after activist U.S. investor Carl Icahn disclosed he has bought more than 61.5 million shares of the energy giant for a 5.97% stake. The dip followed a 4.8% advance Monday.“Icahn will move that stock a little bit but at the end of the day, to me, Talisman has been just non-existent, not really moving much over the last few years,” Small said.“He could be able to have an effect on what the company does and his name alone will possibly move the stock a little bit.”The consumer staples sector was the sole advancer.Shares in food company Saputo (TSX:SAP) ran up $2.02 or 4.08% to $51.50 after the Montreal-based company entered into a $378-million agreement to buy Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory Company Holdings Ltd., one of Australia’s biggest milk processors.After the close, resource giant Alcoa (NYSE:AA) posted earnings ex-items of 11 cents a share, far higher than the five cents that analysts expected and its shares ran up 2.9% in after-hours trading. Alcoa also beat on revenue which came in at $5.77 billion, against estimates of $5.63 billion.TOP STORIESBlackBerry headed for breakup in ‘most bizarre sales process I’ve seen in a long time’: AIMCo CEOWhat does Wall Street ‘raider’ Carl Icahn have in store for Talisman?U.S. debt default risk is starting to make its top creditors nervousFlaherty ‘confident’ U.S. catastrophe will be averted as IMF revises Canadian growth forecast downAnalysts slash targets on MTS, shares plunge after Ottawa rejects Allstream dealWHAT’S ON DECK WEDNESDAYECONOMIC NEWSUNITED STATES2 p.m.U.S. Fed’s FOMC minutes from September meeting CORPORATE NEWSCANADADragonwave Inc Q2 earnings: Analysts expect a loss of 2¢ a share Jean Coutu Group Inc Q2 earnings: Analysts expect 25¢ a share UNITED STATESCostco Wholesale Corp. Q4 earnings: Analysts expect US$1.46 a share Family Dollar Q4 earnings: Analysts expect 84¢ a share read more

Resolution on Sri Lanka adopted at UNHRC

The resolution on Sri Lanka was passed at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) a short while ago with  24 countries voting for it and 15 against it.Eight countries abstained from voting. How the vote went: Meanwhile the Indian media reported that India voted in support of the resolution.The resolution urged the government to investigate alleged war crimes during the last stage of its military action against the LTTE. Roll Call – US Resolution Vote

Madras court issues order on new church in Katchatheevu

Even as per the agreement, the Indian fishermen had every right to attend the function, he claimed.The consecration ceremony was scheduled to be held yesterday, but was postponed to a later date on account of the demise of J Jayalalithaa.The petitioner blamed the Centre for not taking any step to send the fishermen there, though a representation had been made. He contended that the 111-year-old church was originally built by people from Ramanathapuram district as part of a vow after St Anthony saved the fishermen from getting stranded. The petitioner submitted that Katchatheevu was ceded to the island nation by India through a 1974 agreement. The Madras High Court bench has directed the Union Governments counsel to get instructions on permitting Tamil Nadu fishermen to attend the consecration ceremony of St Anthonys church at Katchatheevu islet in Sri Lanka, the Press Trust of India reported.A division bench comprising Justices A Selvam and P Kalaiarasan gave the directions on a PIL by one K Thirumurugan from Ramanathapuram district, seeking a direction to the Centre and the state Government to permit fishermen and pilgrims from Tamil Nadu to participate in the consecration ceremony of newly built St Anthonys church in Katchatheevu. He prayed that the court direct the Centre to permit the fishermen to attend the function.Sri Lanka had reportedly told fishermen of that country on December 2 that no one, except the Jaffna bishop, army and navy officials and the person who built the church would be allowed to attend the ceremony.Fishermen from this coastal town, who have for long been pressing to attend the festival, had blamed the Centre for not taking any steps to send them there and said about 150 of them were determined to proceed to the islet. read more

Robert Griffin lll Tweets Hes Cleared to Play Football

Operation Patience….Complete. Cleared. To God Be The Glory http://t.co/GxYMw8Cs57— Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) August 30, 2013 Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III was cleared Thursday by his surgeon to play when the regular season opens on Sept. 9. However, coach Mike Shanahan was cautious when telling reporters the good news.”There’s a couple of concerns that he has,” Shanahan said to reporters. ”I’ll talk to Robert over the weekend, and I’ll let you guys know on Monday.”Griffin wasn’t available for questioning on the matter, but the team is expecting him to start against the Philadelphia Eagles.“That’s just the type of player Robert is, just his will and determination to be back on that field,” said teammate Alfred Morris. “I’m not surprised, and I’m looking forward to him coming out and having a good game.”The 2012 Offensive Rookie of The Year participated in the coin toss, but watched the preseason game 30-12 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from the sideline. At the conclusion of the game Griffin tweeted, “Operation Patience complete: Cleared” read more

WhackAMole Buckeyes pound Golden Gophers to remain undefeated

Last Tuesday’s win over Iowa was the 110th in the career of Ohio State forward David Lighty, tied for the most in school history. Sunday, with his team trying to hold off a furious comeback from visiting Minnesota, Lighty fouled out with two-and-a-half minutes remaining in the game. Now relegated to the bench, the fifth-year senior could only watch as his teammates tried to clinch his record-breaking victory. It was “the most nervous I’ve probably ever been because I can’t do anything about it,” Lighty said. “I can’t get back in the game to help my team win.” When junior William Buford blocked a potential game-tying shot as time expired, the No. 2 Buckeyes (16-0, 3-0 Big Ten) sealed a 67-64 victory, despite nearly blowing an 18-point, second-half lead. Lighty finished with a game-high 19 points. As is often the case in the Big Ten, the game featured a slow, bruising pace for most of the afternoon. Both teams had stretches in which they struggled to score and both committed a lot of fouls, combining for 44 overall. After finishing his third conference game of the year, freshman Jared Sullinger said he’s learned a lot about what it takes to succeed in the Big Ten. “For me, it’s physicality,” Sullinger said. “It’s real physical down in the paint and the refs just look at you like, ‘Uh, this is the Big Ten,’ so I’ve learned that you have to be physical.” Early on it was hustle, not physicality, that Sullinger used to spark OSU. Midway through the first half, Sullinger dove to the floor on the defensive end to force a jump-ball. Although Minnesota retained possession, it left the Gophers with little time on the shot clock and forced them to take, and miss, a contested, low-percentage shot. More importantly, Sullinger’s play ignited the near-capacity crowd at the Schottenstein Center for the first time all afternoon, and the Buckeyes responded. Starting with a 3-pointer from Buford on the ensuing possession, OSU went on a 10-0 run, culminating with a 3-pointer from freshman Aaron Craft. The Buckeyes opened up a 12-point lead and eventually went to the break up 10. The Gophers cut the lead to eight with just more than 11 minutes to go. But 3-pointers from both Craft and senior Jon Diebler, coupled with two from Lighty, sent the Buckeyes on a 12-2 run. The run gave OSU a 16-point lead, its biggest of the game. However, the Gophers answered with a run of their own, cutting the lead to seven with less than six minutes to play. Several Buckeye turnovers and missed free throws, to go along with Gopher baskets down the stretch, shrunk the OSU lead to just four with less than two minutes to go. An Al Nolen 3-point play with a minute to go cut the lead to three. Senior Dallas Lauderdale then missed two free throws, giving the Gophers possession with a chance to tie the game. “One thing happens on one end and you can’t run to the other end and compound the mistake,” coach Thad Matta said of his team’s struggles down the stretch. “We’ve got to continue to look and learn and make sure our execution should be at an all-time high.” On the final possession, when the Buckeyes most needed a stop, the execution was just as the coach wanted. Lauderdale denied Minnesota’s Blake Hoffarber the ball, forcing freshman Austin Hollins to take the desperation 3-point shot, which Buford blocked to preserve the win. “I was about as proud as I could be of our defense for probably the first 32 minutes of the game,” Matta said. “There were a couple plays that happened and really, really turned the momentum, and we have to be tougher and play through that.” Forward Trevor Mbakwe led the Gophers with 16 points, but several Gophers made big shots down the stretch. Minnesota made all 19 of its free throw attempts in the second half, and finished 24-27 from the line overall. It was one of the few times all year that the Buckeyes have been challenged down to the wire, but despite not executing to perfection, Lighty said he was happy with the perseverance his team showed. “It got a little hectic and we just had to keep our heads,” Lighty said. “Things didn’t go our way, but we stuck in there and found a way to win.” Sullinger finished the game with 15 points and 12 rebounds, his eighth double-double of the season. Craft, who played 34 minutes off the bench, finished with 11 points and a team-high seven assists. The Buckeyes will travel to Ann Arbor, Mich., to play Michigan at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. read more

Man charged with 59 counts of theft in ATM fraud investigation

first_imgA MAN IS due before Athy District Court today in connection with the unlawful withdrawal of cash from ATMs.The 42-year-old was arrested this morning in Athy and has been charged with 59 counts of theft.The arrest was made by Gardaí from the Bureau of Fraud Investigation.Gardaí say that investigations are on going.Read: ATM fraud increased last year, so how do you spot a suspect machine? >last_img

Beyond the Labyrinth on 3DS looks gorgeous

first_imgNintendo released the 3DS with the big selling point being the 3D without glasses. But it’s easy to forget, especially with the current crop of games, that the hardware offers up a lot of graphical performance over what the DS could ever achieve. It’s no PSP 2 (NGP), but it can produce some stunning visuals.If you need proof of that look no further than the latest batch of screenshots for Beyond the Labyrinth. Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu has just posted them on its website and I think you’ll agree we should all start expecting better looking games on the platform.The visuals remind us a lot of Ico, which is no bad thing. As for the story and gameplay it looks to be a 3D dungeon type affair with the main character being a young girl as seen in the images. Apparently she will be very vocal as you play through the game suggesting she might be the hint system and this is a game with some maze-like navigation puzzles.Beyond the Labyrinth is being published by Konami and developed by tri-Ace. Previous titles from them include the Star Ocean, Valkyria Profile, and Resonance of Fate.We don’t know when the game will be released, but it is thought to be around 60% finished making us think a mid-2012 launch is on the cards.For now just enjoy the screenshots…btlbtlbtl2btl3btl4btl5btl6btl7btl8More at NeoGAF and Famistu, via ShopTo Bloglast_img read more

FDA approves Revolutionary Cancer Drug

first_img The Food and Drug Administration — the American agency in charge of ensuring the safety of most of the things we ingest — has approved a radical new therapy for fighting cancer called Yescarta. It is a type of CAR T-cell therapy, a technique that genetically modifies the subject’s immune cells so that they can attack cancer (specifically, in this case, non-Hodgkin lymphoma) directly. This is only the second time it’s approved such a treatment. The first, back in August, was for leukemia that was non-responsive to more traditional drugs.“Today marks another milestone in the development of a whole new scientific paradigm for the treatment of serious diseases,” FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said in a statement. “In just several decades, gene therapy has gone from being a promising concept to a practical solution to deadly and largely untreatable forms of cancer.”Indeed, these new treatments could be boons for cancers that are traditionally stubborn or nearly impossible to treat. Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma is among the most common forms of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and it can also be tough to treat. After a time, these cancers can become resistant to chemotherapy and other avenues of treatment.With CAR T-cell, each patient gets a customized dose, designed to re-tool their immune cells. T-cells, which form one of the backbones of the immune system are collected and modified by a lab to target and attack cancerous lymphoma cells. After that, these cells are put back into the patient, where they work their magic.“This approval demonstrates the continued momentum of this promising new area of medicine and we’re committed to supporting and helping expedite the development of these products,” Gottlieb added. “We will soon release a comprehensive policy to address how we plan to support the development of cell-based regenerative medicine.”That too, is important to note. While CAR T-cell could already save tens of thousands each year, we are getting into some potentially dicey territory. This marks some of the very first broadly approved genetic treatments in humans. We’ve taken those nascent steps into the world of modifying our own internal mechanics to cure and treat aggressive diseases. That’s not to say that it’s bad, just something to be aware of.Like any tool of science, these mechanisms can be used for good or ill, and when you start tinkering with genes, it’s important that we get those steps absolutely right. It’s not any more or less natural than a transplant or crutch, even. Humans have been modifying anything and everything we can to combat medical maladies since time immemorial, but in an era where just about everything is hackable, it does raise questions about how secure all this is.And that doesn’t even touch the expense of the treatment, which can run $373,000 for a round. Even so, Yescarta was able to bring complete remission for 51 out of 100 studied patients — a staggering result. It obviously carries some major risks, and, given the complexity, the FDA requires that hospitals that offer it be specially trained. What a world.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Watch: Dolphin Leaps Feet Away From Unsuspecting SurferNASA Says 2 Asteroids Will Safely Fly By Earth This Weekend Stay on targetlast_img read more

Portland homeless Construction on nearly 400 units set to begin in 2017

first_imgPORTLAND — Five major hospitals in Portland, Oregon, and a nonprofit health care plan said Friday they will donate a combined $21.5 million toward the construction of nearly 400 housing units for the city’s burgeoning homeless and low-income population — a move hailed by national housing advocates as the largest private investment of its kind in the nation.The money from the private health care providers will be part of a larger $69 million capital construction plan that comes as the booming Pacific Northwest city struggles with a seemingly intractable homeless problem that has become more visible in the past few years and poses a political quagmire for local leaders. Earlier this month, hundreds of people were evicted from an informal tent camp on a nature trail on the city’s east side, and the city has fielded thousands of complaints on a hotline for residents as leaders debate repurposing an abandoned warehouse and a vacant jail as temporary shelters.“I’m incredibly excited about the impact that this project will have, but what I’m even more excited about is the example that we are setting,” said Joe Robertson, president of Oregon Health & Science University. “Most of the story is already written by the time these people show up in our health system, so we have to do something and do it in a manner that is different than what we’ve done before.”In addition to the money from the health care providers, the city housing bureau will chip in about $9 million and Central City Concern — a nonprofit provider of low-income housing that will own and manage the three new buildings — will finance the remainder of the $69 million through tax credits, loans and private fundraising.last_img read more

Griezmann would join Beckhams Inter Miami CF

first_imgFirst Cristiano Ronaldo, now Antoine Griezmann. David Beckham’s MLS franchise is already taking shape.Antoine Griezmann told L’Equipe (via FourFourTwo) that he would welcome a move to David Beckham’s new MLS franchise Club Internacional de Futbol Miami, or Inter Miami CF for short.“If Beckham wants me in his club then I’ll go,”Beckham’s club will begin competing in MLS starting 2020, by which time the 27-year-old Griezmann will be 29 and would have another three years left in his Atletico Madrid contract that runs through 2023. The world champion doesn’t know where exactly he’ll go, but seems convinced he’ll play in the United States one day. “I want to finish my career in the US. I don’t know yet if it’s going to be in Miami or Los Angeles. Two great cities. “I like the mentality and the show culture of the US.”This news comes days after Beckham revealed he intends to pursue Cristiano Ronaldo once the Portuguese superstar’s stint with Juventus is over. Getting Griezmann and Ronaldo to play on the same team would not only make Inter Miami competitive from the onset, but it would also ignite revenue unlike any other MLS club has even come close to collecting.Opinion: De Bruyne is the best crosser since Beckham Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 13, 2019 We never thought we would see anything remotely like it, but now we can say that De Bruyne is the best crosser since Beckham.Nobody…Wayne Rooney is another name closely associated with Inter Miami, which is far from unexpected considering the bond between him and his former Manchester United colleague David Beckham.For now, though, Beckham is simply proud to have his new franchise up and running.“This is such a proud day for myself and for the entire team. It’s an honour to announce the new name and crest to our fans.” – David Beckham, Miami MLS Owner and President of Football Operations#InterMiamiCF #ThisIsMiami #MLS pic.twitter.com/9LSeQa4V6W— Inter Miami CF (@InterMiamiCF) September 5, 2018last_img read more

Paramore Announce Summer Tour With Foster The People

first_img Twitter Facebook Paramore Announce Summer Tour With Foster The People Hayley Williams won Best Rock Song at the 57th GRAMMY Awards for writing “Ain’t It Fun” from Paramore’s 2013 self-titled album. The band’s third festival cruise Parahoy! sets sail next month and sold out quickly. More easily obtained is the singer’s new 2017 line of wash-and-wear temporary hair-coloring dye, Poser Paste.Ticketmaster Verified Fan presale registration for the tour is open now through Sunday and regular ticket sales to the general public begin March 16 on Live Nation’s website. Announcement of an additional musical guest is anticipated.Getting The Latest Music News Just Got Easier. Introducing: GRAMMY Bot. Find it On KIK and Facebook MessengerRead more well…..this summer’s gonna be a fun one. come out & watch us play with @paramore 🎩 details below for tix! https://t.co/rr3WOT2DJ1 pic.twitter.com/PZ5IyWJm5a— Foster The People (@fosterthepeople) March 8, 2018 Paramore, Foster The People Summer Tour paramore-announce-summer-tour-foster-peoplecenter_img “After Laughter Summer Tour (Tour 5)” promises summer excitement across North America in June and July Philip MerrillGRAMMYs Mar 8, 2018 – 12:24 pm Paramore announced its 2018 North American tour on March 8, kicking off right after their performance at Bonnaroo Festival on June 8. With the exception of the June 15 and July 1 dates, Foster The People will be performing with them on the “After Laughter Summer Tour (Tour 5)” through its July 24 finale at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado. Paramore’s 2017 album After Laughter went to No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Alternative Albums and Top Rock Albums charts and ended the year on many 2017 favorite-album roundups.Foster The People’s 2017 album Sacred Hearts Club presents fresh beats and soul influences, and the band recently wrapped up its supporting world tour. Their first studio album Torches was nominated at the 54th GRAMMY Awards for best Alternative Music Album with another nomination that same year for “Pumped Up Kicks” and a third nom at the 55th for their single “Houdini”‘s music video. Email News https://twitter.com/fosterthepeople/status/971765011008782336last_img read more

4th Annual Trouble The Dog Motorcycle Ride Set For September 9 In Wilmington

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA – Sheila Duncan, founder of The Kennek Foundation, announced that the Fourth Annual Trouble The Dog Motorcycle Ride will take place on Sunday, September 9, 2018. Registration begins at 10am. The ride starts at 11am.The ride will start and end at Shriners Auditorium (99 Fordham Road, Wilmington).The motorcycle ride, escorted by members of the Middlesex County Sheriff’s Office, will benefit first responders and the children they serve.The ride is sponsored by Marblehead Opticians.Tickets are $20 per rider, $10 for passengers, and $20 for walk-ins. Tickets include coffee and donuts — courtesy of Dunkin’ Donuts of Marblehead — and a full lunch after the ride. There will be music, a cash bar, food, and great prizes.Proceeds from the ride help to place Trouble The Dog plush dogs in police cruisers, fire trucks, and ambulances to help first responders provide a source of comfort to children in the event of a fire, accident, or other emergency.Trouble plush dogs has been proven to be a source of immediate tactile comfort that children need in times of crisis.To register, visit https://thekennekfoundation.org/911toy-ride.Donations will help deliver Trouble plush dogs to representatives from Massachusetts police and fire departments.Motorcycles are not required for participation.For more information, call 781-631-0366 or email Hope@thekennekfoundation.org.(NOTE: The above press release is from The Kennek Foundation.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related5th Annual ‘Trouble The Dog Motorcycle Ride’ Set For September 15 In WilmingtonIn “Community”COMING TO THE SHRINERS: 3rd Annual ‘Trouble The Dog Motorcycle Ride’ Set For September 10In “Community”2nd Annual ‘Trouble The Dog Motorcycle Ride’ Set For September 11 In WilmingtonIn “Community”last_img read more

WILMINGTON AROUND THE WEB The Best Stories From Wilmingtons Newspapers

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are recent articles about Wilmington — published online between April 28, 2019 to May 5, 2019 — that residents should consider reading:Wilmington Town CrierSelectmen candidates Caira, Bendel reelected by Lizzy HillTewksbury library hosts Jim Miceli event by Lizzy HillBrand scores well on first year evaluation by Lizzie McDermottSullivan selected as Woburn Street principal by Lizzie McDermottDeRoche retires after 36 years as postal carrier by Sheryl WalshWilmington Town Crier sports stories can be read HERE.Wilmington AdvocateNoneWilmington PatchNoneLowell SunWilmington Town Meeting approves $119M budget by Emma Murphy(NOTE: Cover photo is from WCTV’s Facebook page.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWILMINGTON AROUND THE WEB: The Best Stories From Wilmington’s NewspapersIn “Community”WILMINGTON AROUND THE WEB: The Best Stories From Wilmington’s NewspapersIn “Community”WILMINGTON AROUND THE WEB: The Best Stories From Wilmington’s NewspapersIn “Community”last_img read more

Alaska News Nightly Monday Dec 26 2016

first_imgStories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @aprnListen NowFreezing temps mean it’s time to clean the legacy wells on the North SlopeElizabeth Harball, Alaska’s Energy Desk – AnchorageAs the cold winter months hit the North Slope, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is heading back out to plug four old wells in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska. The agency hopes the process goes more smoothly this time around.Melting permafrost changes Yukon RiverJoaqlin Estus, KNBA – AnchorageA new study shows melting permafrost is changing the chemistry of the Yukon River, just one of many climate-related changes affecting the Yukon and beyond.Bogoslof spews lava in fourth eruptionZoe Sobel, KUCB – UnalaskaA volcano in the eastern Aleutians is erupting againAnchorage police respond to Christmas Eve double homicideJosh Edge, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageTwo people were killed in a Christmas Eve double homicide in Anchorage.After losing his legs, Marko Cheseto sprinting toward international competitionJosh Edge, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageA little more than five years ago, Marko Cheseto, a wildly successful UAA runner stumbled into a midtown hotel lobby. He had been outside for more than 60 hours in sub-freezing temperatures; he was suffering from severe frostbite and hypothermia, which led to the loss of both his legs below the knee. The years since have been challenging, but the former University of Alaska Anchorage standout is now thriving.Green Lake dam awaits replacement part to get back up and runningEmily Kwong, KCAW – SiktaA breakdown in the Green Lake hydroelectric plant has forced Sitka to temporarily switch fuel sources this winter.  The city – which normally runs on hydropower – has been using diesel since October to meet energy demand on the coldest of days. As the Electric Department waits for the new part to arrive. KCAW’s Emily Kwong visited the dam to see the work in progress.Ground squirrel: Invasive species or native to island?Kayla Desroches, KMXT – KodiakAn archaeologist is studying the ancient ground squirrel on Chirikof Island and trying to figure out when the squirrel would have been introduced to the area and how.Prince of Wales deer season extended, wolf season endedEd Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska – JuneauSubsistence hunters seeking deer on Southeast Alaska’s Prince of Wales Island will have an extra month to hunt. But the island’s wolf season has been shortened.last_img read more