National Title-Winning CBB Coach Hit With “Unethical” Charge

first_imgA game ball for the NCAA Tournament.(Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)The NCAA laid down an “unethical” charge on a former national title-winning head coach earlier this week. Former UConn head coach Kevin Ollie was fired from the university six months ago and now he’s facing a major penalty.According to a report from ESPN, Ollie is facing a show-cause penalty after the NCAA levied an unethical conduct charge against the former Huskies coach.The alleged violations against Ollie include recruits shooting around with the coach himself, a phone call with NBA great and program booster Ray Allen, and conversations with San Antonio Spurs guard Rudy Gay.ESPN’s report details the penalties levied against Ollie.Ollie is specifically accused of arranging a five-star recruit’s phone calls with Allen and Gay; having impermissible contact with a recruit; providing impermissible meals to a pair of recruits during unofficial visits; shooting with a recruit during an unofficial visit; failing to monitor Hamilton, who the NCAA alleged violated rules by training UConn players on campus and near his home in Atlanta; and giving Hamilton tickets to a UConn-South Florida football game, an NCAA violation because Hamilton’s son was a recruitable prospect at the time, per the NCAA.Ollie denied the allegations when they were levied against him following his firing from the university. He is in a lawsuit with UConn after the program fired him with $10 million left on his contract.An arbitration hearing remains in the works and is expected to come to a close in the next few months.last_img read more

5 Brandon Wimbush Transfer Destinations That Make Sense

first_imgBrandon Wimbush celebrating after scoring a touchdown for Notre Dame.SOUTH BEND, IN – OCTOBER 21: Brandon Wimbush #7 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish runs into the end zone for a seven-yard touchdown in the third quarter of a game against the USC Trojans at Notre Dame Stadium on October 21, 2017 in South Bend, Indiana. Notre Dame won 49-14. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)The latest veteran quarterback to reportedly decide to finish his college career elsewhere is Notre Dame’s Brandon Wimbush.Brett McMurphy of Stadium broke the news that Wimbush, who started last season and the start of this year for the Fighting Irish, would head elsewhere.Wimbush wound up ceding his job to Ian Book, who has led Notre Dame to a berth in the College Football Playoff. He will stay with the club through the CFP, which kicks off on Saturday.Wimbush may not draw the same interest as Clemson’s Kelly Bryant, Georgia’s Justin Fields, or Alabama’s Jalen Hurts, whose transfer after this season has been widely assumed.Still, he is a veteran who has won some big college football games, and for teams looking for a one-year stop gap, he could be a very attractive option.Here are five potential Brandon Wimbush transfer options.It is unclear what schools he will look at as of now. These Power Five programs would all be logical fits though.Starting with a team that would be something of a homecoming for him…Rutgers Scarlet Knights A closeup of Rutgers head coach Chris Ash.(Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)There may be no one more obviously coaching for his job in 2019 than Rutgers’ Chris Ash.In three years, he is just 7-29 as Scarlet Knights’ head coach. His team entered the 2018 season with modest expectations of improvement from a four-win 2017 year, and instead the offense totally bottomed out en route to a 1-11 campaign.This season, true freshman Artur Sitkowski held down the starting job through significant struggles. He finished with 1,158 yards through the air, four touchdowns, and a jarring 18 interceptions, and completed fewer than 50-percent of his throws.Ash can’t afford to let Sitkowski develop for another year, so bringing in New Jersey native Wimbush could be a very effective spark plug, even if it isn’t an ideal situation for a program that would like to develop its own recruits.Miami Hurricanes Mark Richt doing an interview during a game.(Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)The ‘Canes have dealt with significant turmoil at the quarterback position this year, both on and off the field.Head coach Mark Richt has bounced back and forth between veteran Malik Rosier and freshman N’Kosi Perry throughout the year. Neither has been able to lock down the job.Perry has been closer, but he is also dealing with a scandal stemming from a social media post earlier in the year, and has a history of controversial posts online. Freshman Jarren Williams flirted with a transfer this year and was suspended earlier this season, as was fellow freshman Cade Weldon.Penn State Nittany Lions James Franklin congratulates Carl Nassib after play.(Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)Penn State loses Trace McSorley, who will finish his career as one of Penn State’s greatest quarterbacks ever, after the Citrus Bowl.Junior Tommy Stevens, who contributes in a do-it-all role for the Nittany Lions now, and freshman Sean Clifford are expected to battle it out for the job. Wimbush could introduce a more experienced option though, especially if James Franklin is not sold on either of the two guys on his roster.This may be a less obvious step-in-and-play situation for Wimbush, but if he and the team are interested, it has a very high ceiling.Mississippi State Bulldogs A closeup of Mississippi State fans ringing cow bells.(Photo by Butch Dill/Getty Images)If not Penn State, the team’s old offensive coordinator could also present an interesting option for Wimbush.Mississippi State was after Kelly Bryant, an indication that it is interested in looking outside the roster for the quarterback to replace Nick Fitzgerald.Head coach Joe Moorhead fixed Penn State’s offensive problems, and then designed a run-heavy offense around MSU starter Fitzgerald in his first year in Starkville. He is very good at adapting schemes to fit his quarterback talent.Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Georgia Tech's cheerleaders waving flags.ATLANTA – NOVEMBER 28: Cheerleaders for the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets waves flags in the air during the game against the Georgia Bulldogs at Bobby Dodd Stadium on November 28, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)With a move away from Paul Johnson’s famous option attack to what will likely be a more traditional college offense under Temple head coach Geoff Collins, Georgia Tech is prepared to undergo a giant shift in scheme and culture.That may not make this the most attractive option for Wimbush if he’s looking to win a bunch of games, but he could help transition the offense into its next era and showcase himself in the ACC.Wimbush is from New Jersey, but his mother moved to the Atlanta area recently, and at least according to an article in Georgia site DawgNation, he calls the Peach State home.last_img read more

This 8-Foot Egg-Shaped Barrel Is Redefining Aged Gin

first_imgCitadelleGin is typically an unaged spirit. However, for a few years now, distillers have been letting their juniper botanical batches relax in wooden casks, much like a fine whiskey — hence the recent rise of barrel-aged gins. Other than a difference in flavor, these gins are characterized by a golden, straw-like color as opposed to the original clear.This artisanal process of resting gin was spearheaded by French gin maker Citadelle. In 2008, its creator, Alexandre Gabriel, released Citadelle Réserve, a modern-day aged gin matured in wooden casks. In its current iteration, Citadelle Réserve is aged in five different barrels, then completed in a bizarre, 8-foot wooden egg.Citadelle Réserve marked the first aged gin in nearly a century. It’s safe to say, Gabriel lit the spark that set off the renaissance of aged gin. (We’ve even seen fellow non-aged spirits like vodka and tequila being sent to the barrel for a timeout.)But back to this 8-foot egg. The Best New-School Kentucky Distilleries Today, Citadelle is the only French distiller in history to use this yolked-up cask method, which has the potential to redefine the aging process. After Citadelle Réserve ages for five months in these five different wooden barrels — acacia, mulberry, cherry, chestnut, and French oak — the gin is blended together and put into the egg-shaped oak barrel, where the spirit is kept in slow, perpetual motion.This final step gives the product its light color and elegant, smooth texture. The egg also intensifies the citrus notes of Citadelle Réserve Gin and creates a softness in the mouth. Hello, classic gin martini.Citadelle makes use of 19 botanicals like star anise, almonds, cardamom, violet, fennel, and others, plus three extra: yuzu, cornflower, and genepi. The taste, good lord, the taste. We bet you’ve never sipped a gin with this aroma and complexity, but stays true to its juniper origins.CitadelleGabriel says his passion has always been reviving complex gin production methods from the past, so there’s no wonder he went after a barrel-aged gin. Centuries ago, glass was too fragile and expensive to house gin, and plastic and stainless steel weren’t options yet, so product was transported in wooden barrels. Citadelle’s egg design is a modern (and patented) take on the tradition (sorry, Bombay).While “barrel-aged gin” still isn’t defined by the United States Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (the three categories are Distilled Gin, Redistilled Gin, and Compounded Gin), the trends continues to grow. Citadelle Réserve Gin has attracted acclaim from the San Francisco Spirits Competition, World Spirits Award, and Gin Masters, to name a few.It really is egg-celent. (Sorry, we couldn’t help ourselves.) Editors’ Recommendations 5 of the Best Aged Tequilas to Drink When the Weather Cools Down center_img 10 Best Gins Under $20: Just Add Tonic 11 Best Gins for a Refreshing Gin and Tonic Dictador 2 Masters Takes Luxury Rum to a New Levellast_img read more

Judoka captures Team Nova Scotias first medal

first_imgA judoka from Halifax fought to claim Nova Scotia’s first medal at the 2007 Canada Winter Games in Whitehorse, Yukon. Matthew Vaughan won three matches Tuesday, Feb. 27, before losing the title match to Sergio Pessoa of Quebec to capture a silver medal in the 60 kg category. “I’m proud of my performance — I lost a good fight to a great opponent,” said Mr. Vaughan. “It’s always nice to put in a good performance for your province, and I hope it’s only the start for Team Nova Scotia.” In other judo action, Colby MacNeil of Port Hawkesbury finished fifth in the 73 kg category, while Chrystal Penney of Port Hawkesbury also placed fifth, in the 52 kg class. The judo team has a chance at more medals today and tomorrow. All of Team Nova Scotia’s archers have qualified for quarterfinal competition. In the women’s compound event, Nicole Theriault ranks sixth and Rhiannon Wyatt 13th. Nicole set a new national record for her age category. The 14-year-old is competing with archers five to seven years her senior. In the men’s compound event, Jeff Ryan ranks second, while Shane Rafuse stands 14th. Blair Kane and Michel Maillet both qualified for men’s recurve quarterfinals. Team Nova Scotia’s shooters narrowly missed medals in team air pistol competitions with Joey Selig and Richard Macaulay placing fourth, and Sarah Ackermann and Tiffany Blaauwendraat fifth. Shooters will compete in air rifle competition today. The men’s hockey team is 1-3 and plays Manitoba today. The women’s curling team is 2-2, defeating Nunavut and Yukon, and losing to B.C. and Saskatchewan. For more results and upcoming events, visit the team’s website at . Team Nova Scotia 2007 has 290 members — 213 athletes, 36 coaches, 23 managers, three artists and 15 mission staff. The Canada Games is the country’s largest amateur multi-sport event. More than 3,600 athletes, coaches and managers are gathering in Whitehorse to compete for 1,122 medals in 22 sports from Feb. 23 to March 10.last_img read more

Calgary Flames captain Mark Giordano captures Norris Trophy

first_imgLAS VEGAS (660 NEWS) — Calgary Flames captain Mark Giordano has won the Norris Trophy as the NHL’s top defenceman at the league’s awards ceremony.The Toronto native becomes the first player in Flames history to win the award.Giordano, 35, is just the fourth player aged 35 or older to win the award. He finished second among all defencemen in scoring with74 points last season.Giordano was an absolute runaway for the Norris. It wasn’t close; Giordano picked up 165 first place votes. #Flames— Pat Steinberg (@Fan960Steinberg) June 20, 2019 Giordano beat out Brent Burns of the San Jose Sharks and Victor Hedman of the Tampa Bay Lightning for the award.Earlier, Vancouver Canucks centre Elias Pettersson won the Calder Trophy as the league’s top rookie.More coming.last_img read more

Angelina Jolie Visits Iraq Calls For International Leadership To End Suffering

first_imgThe UN refugee agency’s Special Envoy Angelina Jolie is in Dohuk, Iraq, visiting Syrian refugees and displaced Iraqi citizens in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq to offer support to 3.3 million displaced people in the country and highlight their dire needs.In Baghdad, Angelina Jolie visits with displaced Iraqi familiesCredit/Copyright: UNHCR/J. TannerSince Jolie’s last visit to Iraq in September 2012, the scale and gravity of the humanitarian situation have increased dramatically, as the conflicts in Syria and Iraq intensify and become intertwined.“It is shocking to see how the humanitarian situation in Iraq has deteriorated since my last visit. On top of large numbers of Syrian refugees, two million Iraqis were displaced by violence in 2014 alone. Many of these innocent people have been uprooted multiple times as they seek safety amidst shifting frontlines.”While a massive aid response has been launched by UNHCR and partners, an estimated 330,000 people across the country still live in sub-standard shelters as they face their first winter away from home.On Sunday, Jolie visited internally displaced Iraqis living in an informal settlement and a formal camp at Khanke, a 40 minute drive from Dohuk city. Together, the sites now accommodate more than 20,000 people from the Yazidi minority who fled Sinjar and surrounding areas in early August. Jolie spoke to people with dramatic stories of escape, including people who managed to flee their imprisonment by walking through the night and hiding by day. She also met elderly women who were among the 196 Yazidis recently released by insurgents and now staying in the informal settlement at Khanke.The women recounted their ordeal of kidnap, detention, escape, and release. Jolie listened to the stories of extreme hardship and loss, including from people who still have sons, husbands and daughters detained, and others who had heard their daughters were moved to Syria. Others had lost all contact with their loved ones and had no idea of their fate.“Nothing can prepare you for the horrific stories of these survivors of kidnap, abuse and exploitation and to see how they cannot all get the urgent help they need and deserve,” Jolie said. “The needs so dramatically outstrip the resources available in this vast crisis. Much more international assistance is needed,” the Special Envoy added.Funding shortfalls have affected the scale and type of programmes to help survivors of violence and human rights abuses alongside the provision of shelter and other assistance. While much aid has been provided by the government, UNHCR and partners over the last six months — including 34 new camps built or under construction — aid operations are hampered by lack of funding alongside security constraints. UNHCR, for example, has received only 53 per cent of its required USD 337 million for its response to internal displacement in Iraq during 2014 and has received the go-ahead to proceed on projected funding for only 31 per cent of its required USD 556 for 2015.The Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) is hosting some 900,000 displaced people, placing an enormous strain on hosting communities, authorities and infrastructure. The huge influx of people from Mosul and Sinjar between June and August 2014 caused a three-month delay in the start of the school year, as over 700 public schools in Dohuk were occupied by uprooted people. An estimated 20 per cent of the five million people in the KRI are either displaced Iraqis from elsewhere or refugees.“I am very thankful to the Kurdish authorities for hosting so many displaced Iraqis alongside Syrian refugees at a time when they are facing so many challenges,” the Special Envoy said.On Sunday morning, Jolie made a return visit to the sprawling Domiz camp which now hosts more than 50,000 Syrian refugees – more than a 5th of the entire population of Syrian refugees in Iraq, which currently stands at 233,000. She last visited Domiz, now the largest Syrian refugee camp in Iraq, on 16 September 2012 when it hosted some 8,500 people.As the conflict in Syria approaches its fifth year, Ms Jolie said: “The war in Syria is at the root of so many of the problems faced here in Iraq and across the region. There is an urgent need for international leadership to break the cycle of violence in Syria, and to find a way forward towards a just and sustainable peace agreement.”Jolie is on her fifth visit to Iraq and her sixth visit to Syrian refugees in the region.“Too many innocent people are paying the price of the conflict in Syria and spread of extremism,” Jolie said wrapping up the first day of her two-day visit to Iraq. “I express my deepest sympathy to the family of Haruna Yukawa the Japanese hostage reportedly murdered in Syria on Saturday, and to all the families and victims of these vile and extreme acts.”More than 3.8 million Syrians have fled to the neighboring states of Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Egypt. Another 7.6 million Syrians are displaced inside the country.There are some 3.1 million internally displaced Iraqis throughout the country, including a million who had been displaced between 2003 and 2013 and 2.1 million who were displaced in 2014.Source:UNHCRlast_img read more

Hightech production Frame by Frame lights up National Ballet

first_imgDancers appear in silhouette during rehearsal for the National Ballet of Canada’s multimedia production Frame by Frame. (David Leclerc/National Ballet of Canada) Advertisement Advertisement Facebook Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment center_img Login/Register With: Twitter Lepage has returned to McLaren for his latest project Frame by Frame, teaming up with the National Ballet of Canada and the National Film Board to create a multimedia dance production that marries ballet and abstract film animation in hopes of pushing the boundaries of ballet for our technological era. Director Robert Lepage first saw Norman McLaren’s short animated films as a child, when they aired as part of Hockey Night in Canada. He was moved by their simplicity and emotional impact.“There is something very pure about his vocabulary and very accessible and very universal,” says Lepage.“I’ve always related to that because I am desperately looking for simple things, resources, ideas that can speak to a universal or international audience.”last_img read more

Mikmaq grandmothers arrested at Alton Gas site to launch title claim

first_imgAngel MooreAPTN NewsThree Mi’kmaq grandmothers who were arrested for trespassing on a worksite last week are going to launch a title claim over the land they say is on unceded Mi’kmaq territory, where Alton Gas plans to build a natural gas storage facility.The grandmothers’ lawyer, Michael McDonald, told the Nova Scotia Supreme Court Wednesday that the claim is based on the 1752 treaty with the Crown and the notice of motion is for an Aboriginal title claim for the lands currently being used by Alton Gas.McDonald said an injunction will also be filed to prevent Alton Gas from doing further work along the Sipekne’katik River at Fort Ellis, while the title claim is being settled.Meanwhile, the grandmothers — Thunderbird Swooping Down Woman, Kukuwes Wokis and Kiju Muin — signed a court order to abide by a temporary injunction that bars demonstrators from the work site.Alton Gas plans to use water from the river to create large, underground storage caverns and protesters fear the 73-kilometre tidal river, which cuts through the middle of Nova Scotia, may be polluted.For years Mi’kmaq water protectors and allies have occupied the area in an effort to stop the project.The company and the Nova Scotia government maintain the project will be safe for fish and other wildlife in the river.Mi’kmaw Elder Doreen Bernard said if the land and river are destroyed, “they’ll never be able to clean the water. So in Nova Scotia, we have a chance to keep that from coming here.”Nova Scotia Green Party leader Thomas Trappenberg was present Wednesday and said he stands with the Mi’kmaq.“We have actually treaties,” he said. “If you would just follow them, they clearly said you are welcome here as long as we share and keep our land for our, for our children.”Justice Gerald Moir has scheduled Aug. 15 to consider the breach of the temporary injunction by the three women, while four dates have been set aside in December for the title claim motion.With files from the Canadian Press.last_img read more

Physics teacher accused of having sex with teenage boy begged blackmailer not

Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. The unnamed student threatened to expose Eleanor Wilson's alleged relationship unless she had sex with him, Bristol Crown Court was told The unnamed student threatened to expose Eleanor Wilson’s alleged relationship unless she had sex with him, Bristol Crown Court was toldCredit:facebook A physics teacher accused of having sex with a teenage boy begged a fellow student trying to blackmail her into sex not to “ruin my career over a nasty rumour”, a court heard.The unnamed student threatened to expose Eleanor Wilson’s alleged relationship unless she had sex with him, Bristol Crown Court was told.He sent her a series of messages to her school email account in February 2016, and threatened to send an anonymous note to the school’s head teacher.The first email, which was sent from an anonymous Gmail account on the evening of February 16, said: “I know about you and (the boy) and do you want that coming out?”A short time later, Wilson received a second email, titled re: sexual activity, which said: “Reply in 24 hours or it will slip out. We wouldn’t want that, would you.”The defendant replied: “I think you have got the wrong person’s contact details.” The trial continues. Wilson, 29, of Dursley, Gloucs, denies four charges of sexual activity with a child by a person in a position of trust.She is accused of having sex with another boy pupil, who cannot be named for legal reasons, in the toilets of an aeroplane. read more

Boart Longyear NXQ™ drilling rods exceed expectations underground in Sudbury mining camp

first_imgBox end wear can also result from poor rod handling practices. For example, every time mating rods are accidentally misaligned and ‘stabbed’ during make-up, even lightly, then a small leakage path is formed across the box shoulder face. The leakage from stabbed joints will accumulate and can significantly reduce fluid flow to the bit if excessive. Another source of box wear is caused by excessive deviation or a combination of excessive thrust and rotation speed which creates lateral loading and drag that overheats the box shoulder resulting in ‘heat check cracking’. In heat check cracking, a thin skin of outer material is embrittled and cracks axially, growing across and through the box threads. Rod retirement is typically the result of midbody wear, thread wear, or box end wear. Joints that are subjected to high torque loads compress the box end shoulder. High drilling torque can be required in deep down holes but also for short inclined holes underground. High torque can also be locked into the joints as the result of a load spike or dynamic load response. The resulting box shoulder compression causes ‘bulging’ that dramatically increases wear and reduces load capacity as the material wears thin. On traditional single start thread joints, this is observed as a small section of noticeably thin shoulder, nearest where the threads mate. Drilling inclined holes, underground, can be one of the more demanding applications for a drill rod string as frictional drag in thrust and torque adds to the weight of the rod string, the fluid column, and the weight on bit. As part of an extensive global test program, employing nearly 10,000 rods at 30 different sites, one of the first strings of NXQ™ rods were deployed to the Boart Longyear Drilling Services expert underground drilling teams operating in the Sudbury mining camp. After drilling through the entirety of 2017 and into 2018, the rods have achieved over 20,700 m of drilling versus a typical life of approximately 12,000 m on NRQ™ rods. Typical rod life depends on several factors, but the greatest affecting rod life is hole depth. Deep holes tend to increase midbody wear due to the lateral loading and drag caused by helical whirling as well as the greater pullback and torsion required to drill with heavier drill strings. The joints on shallow holes, on the other hand, see a lot more wear and tear as the rod string is tripped in and out of the hole more frequently. On balance, shallow hole rod strings may need to be replaced more often than deep hole strings. Rods can also be retired due to thread wear, which occurs during make and break. Drillers can visually check remaining wear life by monitoring the standoff gap between mating rods, when the pin end is initially stabbed into the box end and the first turns of mating threads contact. Normally multiple turns of thread are visible at this point, but the standoff gap can drop by a full turn of thread given excessive wear. Premature thread wear and retirement can be caused by poor make and break settings. During make and break, the threads are only partially mated which significantly increases contact stresses and wear rates given any load. If there is any tension load, during make or break, then this wear occurs on the thread load flanks which directly reduces drilling load and depth capacity. Always adjust make and break settings towards zero load or slight thrust load, (ie increase feed or reduce rotation speed to avoid tension load on the load flanks).The operators reported that make-ups were virtually jam-free and that the performance and the fit of the joints remained consistent throughout, due to the self-aligning double-start threads. Underground Coring Canada Division Manager, Mike Garton, said about this string and others, “The new XQ thread provides the smoothest making and breaking of any rod I have used in my 25-year career in drilling. The XQ rods align better and don’t require back-turning the rods to start – saving time. Jamming rods during making and breaking lowers productivity, so not having the rods jamming means more meters. The XQ rods coming out of the hole are not showing the typical box or thread wear, which means the rods last longer too. The strength and depth capability are by far the best in the market. When drilling deep holes that need to hit specific targets or underground drilling, this rod outperforms them all. I highly recommend the XQ wireline coring rods.”last_img read more

Garda appeal for missing Thomas Ward

first_imgGARDAI IN GALWAY are appealing to the public for assistance in tracing the whereabouts of 39-year-old Thomas Ward from Galway City.Ward was last seen on Thursday, 7 February at approximately 1pm in Galway City centre.He is described as 5′ 9″ in height, of average build, and has grey hair and blue eyes. When last seen he was wearing a black jacket, a dark green jumper and dark grey scarf.Anyone with information is asked to contact Galway Garda Station 091-538000, or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.last_img

The 5 at 5 Thursday

first_img Image: ANURAK PONGPATIMET via Shutterstock The 5 at 5: Thursday Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock… Share Tweet Email Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Thursday 15 Feb 2018, 4:44 PM EVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, brings you the five biggest stories of the day.1. #FLORIDA: Suspected gunman in last night’s Florida school shooting has been charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder after 17 people were killed.2. #RAPE TRIAL: A court has heard that a woman who claims she was raped by two Ireland and Ulster rugby players had previously discussed the issue of rape with a friend.3. #CHARGED: A mother charged with the assault of her deceased three-year-old daughter has had her court appearance adjourned for two weeks.4. #CRASH: A man in his 20s has died in a single-vehicle crash in Wexford in the early hours of this morning.5. #BENNELL: Disgraced British former youth coach Barry Bennell was found guilty today of seven further counts of sexually abusing boys in a case that has shocked English football to its core. No Comments Image: ANURAK PONGPATIMET via Shutterstock Feb 15th 2018, 4:44 PM 6,801 Views Short URL By Hayley Halpinlast_img read more

ISS le lancement dune fusée Soyouz reporté

first_imgISS : le lancement d’une fusée Soyouz reportéPrévu le 30 mars, le prochain vol d’une fusée Soyouz vers la Station spatiale internationale (ISS) a dû être reporté, a annoncé ce lundi l’Agence fédérale spatiale russe, Roskosmos.Quelques jours avant le 50e anniversaire du premier voyage d’un homme dans l’espace, le lancement de la fusée russe, prévu depuis le centre de Baïkonour, au Kazakhstan, a été annulé pour des raisons techniques, rapporte l’agence RIA Novosti. Deux cosmonautes russes, Alexandre Samokoutiaïev et Andreï Borissenko, ainsi que l’astronaute américain Ronald Garan devaient voyager à bord du vaisseau pour rejoindre l’équipage de l’ISS.C’est un dysfonctionnement dans le système de communication du vaisseau qui a contraint l’agence Roskosmos à reporter de quelques jours le lancement de la fusée. Une nouvelle date pourrait être fixée entre le 7 et le 10 avril, alors que le 12, sera célébré le cinquantième anniversaire du voyage de Iouri Gagarine dans l’espace. En guise d’hommage, la fusée portera  le nom du cosmonaute russe.Le 14 mars 2011 à 17:19 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Amazon Cloud Drive énerve les majors du disque

first_imgAmazon Cloud Drive énerve les majors du disqueA peine lancé, le système de stockage de musique en ligne Amazon Cloud Drive provoque déjà la colère des maisons de disques.Il y a deux jours, nous vous annoncions le lancement de l’Amazon Cloud Drive, un système de stockage en ligne sur les serveurs de la société américaine de commerce électronique. Mais si Amazon devançait ainsi Google et Apple sur ce marché, la firme de Seattle a oublié de négocier avec les majors du disque, raison pour laquelle Google et Apple tardent encore. Une source proche du dossier, citée par Reuters et relayée par CNET, s’est montrée surprise de cette stratégie : “Je n’ai jamais vu une entreprise de cette envergure faire une annonce, lancer un service et déclarer simultanément qu’elle essaie d’obtenir des licences”. Sony a en tout cas déjà réagi, la maison de disques déclarant qu’elle gardait ses options légales “ouvertes”. En attendant, Amazon négocie avec le secteur mais pourrait se voir assigner en justice par ces majors. De leur côté, Google lancera un service similaire en mai et Apple en juin. Le 31 mars 2011 à 14:52 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

United reportedly agreed on first transfer for the summer

first_imgManchester United have reportedly reached an agreement with Lazio for the first newcomer to Old Trafford in the summer transfer window – Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.The Serbian is set to be the Red Devils’ first signing in the summer transfer window as the Premier League side has agreed with the Serie A team to acquire him for the hefty fee of 80 million pounds, according to the Hard Tackle.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…Savic has become a well-known and often mentioned name in Europe ever since he arrived at Lazio from Genk back in 2015. He played a key role for his team in the last two campaigns as he has exhibited excellent defensive skills as well as an incredible passing ability, thus making him a perfect midfielder.Milinkovic-Savic has been able to score 13 goals and provide the assists for 9 others in a total of 46 appearances across all tournaments Lazio are participating – which explains the interest in him coming from all around Europe.last_img read more

Soares claims Inter feels like a family amid crisis talks

first_imgCedric Soares has rubbished talks of an in-house fight at Inter Milan and revealed that he is learning a lot from manager Luciano Spalletti.The Portuguese start to life at Inter since joining from Southampton has been marred by the club’s poor form having slumped to three defeats in a row.Coupled with the speculations surrounding the futures Ivan Perisic and Mauro Icardi, as well as Spalletti. But the former Saints defender is backing the Nerazzurri to bounce back.However, Cedric went on to confirm that he is enjoying life at Milan despite the poor run of results.“Despite the results I’ve had so far, it’s been a good experience,” he told Football Italia.“We can reverse this negative trend and Spalletti’s teaching me a lot, as are my teammates.“I know what to do on the field, but I have to get used to the team’s mechanisms and movements.”Romelu Lukaku, Inter MilanLukaku backed to beat Ronaldo in Serie A scoring charts Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Former Inter Milan star Andy van der Meyde is confident Romelu Lukaku will outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s Serie A.Cedric Soares plays down talk of divisions at #Inter & reveals Coach Luciano Spalletti is ‘teaching me a lot’ #FCIM— footballitalia (@footballitalia) February 7, 2019The Portugal international is equally gave some insight on his set-piece abilities.“It’s something you learn when you’re very young,” he explained.“You just have to start training well and be confident, in addition to having a good teacher.“I have many friends in Milan and it’s like I have a family here. I feel at home.”last_img read more

Prosecutorial misconduct case to resume Feb 23

first_imgPeople interested in the outcome of a hearing involving a convicted felon who alleges prosecutorial misconduct will have to wait a few months.Clark County Superior Court Judge Robert Lewis, who heard testimony in a hearing for Dino Constance on Wednesday and Thursday, said at the end of the day Thursday that the hearing will resume Feb. 23.That was the earliest day that would work for everyone.Lewis had hoped to finish the hearing in two days, but a key witness, defense attorney Brian Walker, was not available because he was in trial. Another witness didn’t show up until Thursday, and one witness who did take the stand Wednesday was excused in the middle of his testimony because he felt ill.In 2008, Constance was convicted by a jury of trying to solicit four men to kill or assault his ex-wife. He was sentenced to 53 years in prison. His conviction was upheld by the state Court of Appeals; the state Supreme Court declined review.Constance has said he wasn’t really trying to hire a hit man and he was just blowing off steam during the conversations he had with two cell mates, at different times, and a father and son who roomed with him for three months. All four men testified at his 2008 trial.One of Constance’s persistent allegations has been that Prosecutor Tony Golik, who handled Constance’s case as a deputy prosecutor in the office’s major crimes unit, withheld evidence from Walker, who was Constance’s trial attorney. Constance also alleges that Walker did not provide adequate representation.last_img read more

SCHOOL COMMITTEE RACE QA Samaha Newhouse Fennelly Evaluate Superintendents First 9 Months

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Jesse Fennelly, Jay Samaha, and incumbent Jo Newhouse are running for the three seats up for grabs in this year’s School Committee race.Despite running unopposed, Wilmington Apple felt it was important for readers to get to know the candidates a bit more. Wilmington Apple is asking the candidates weekly questions leading up to the April 27 Town Election.This week’s question: Arguably the biggest responsibility of the School Committee is the hiring of the Superintendent. Dr. Glenn Brand was selected last February, hired last March, and officially began his tenure as Superintendent here in July. He is approaching the end of his first year with the district and will receive his first evaluation from the School Committee next month. What letter grade would you give Dr. Brand’s performance thus far? Why? Name one area he’s particularly impressed you in. Name one area you believe he can improve in.Below are the candidates’ responses, in their own words:Jesse FennellyAmong the many responsibilities of the school committee, one of the biggest and most impactful is the hiring of a superintendent. Wilmington was fortunate to have the steady leadership of Joanne Benton for many years, but recently, there has been a noticeable lack of continuity at the helm of the administration. I was present for the school committee interviews of the superintendent candidates, and was immediately impressed with Dr. Brand. I said last year, and will say again, the school committee made the right choice in hiring Dr. Brand to lead our school system.Up to this point, I would give Dr. Brand an A-. Something he has done particularly well, which I indicated in my campaign last year was an area I would like to see improved, is the communication from the administration. Dr. Brand has done an excellent job, in my opinion, of keeping parents and the community updated on what is happening with the schools and the district as a whole. He has also done well with involving the community in the decision making process. From multiple surveys that have been sent out, to community representation on search committees, to involvement in strategic planning, Dr. Brand has included the community at every turn, something I believe is vitally important to the continued success of our school district.On the flipside, I don’t believe there is necessarily an area that he is lacking in. That said, one of the main issues of the school district as a whole has been a lack of continuity in leadership. I would encourage Dr. Brand to continue building his leadership team with individuals who are not only dedicated to the education of our students and improvement of our schools, but are invested in the LONG TERM success of the Wilmington School District. My hope would be, as Dr. Brand continues to build his team and replace those leaving, that he does so with an eye towards continuity. That he hires individuals who are committed to Wilmington for the long term.I know Dr. Brand can’t force people to stay here. However, if he can build a strong team that stays together for the foreseeable future, I have no doubt that we can improve our schools, and he can improve his A- to an A or A+.To learn more or get in touch, visit FennellyJo Newhouse (Incumbent)I am pleased with Dr. Brand’s work to date, but it is too soon to give him a letter grade.  He appropriately spent the better part of this past year familiarizing himself with the school department and the Wilmington community as part of his entry plan, addressing the Coordinated Program Review findings and working on a strategic plan for the district.    His entry plan was very comprehensive, and he has provided detailed findings regarding areas of strength within the district and areas needing improvement. I am excited to work with Dr. Brand to address all of our areas of concern, but I am particularly interested in supporting his efforts to improve instructional support interventions, social emotional learning across all student demographics, and consistent communication protocols and systems within the district.Jo NewhouseJay SamahaI agree that one of the biggest responsibilities of the School Committee is to evaluate the Superintendent. Over the past few years we have struggled with inconsistent leadership in Wilmington. I believe that the hiring of Dr. Glenn Brand was a move towards more consistent leadership at the highest administrative level.If I were to assign a letter grade to Dr. Brand it would be a solid “B+”. As a teacher I would assign this grade to a student who has a strong grasp of the important principles. This student would put forth a consistently strong effort and would be a benefit to the class as a whole. This student would also have areas were he/she could improve to get that grade up to an “A”.I am confident that Dr. Brand knows the ins and outs of the job of Superintendent. He is competent and this shows in his reports to the School Committee and in feedback from both parents and staff that work with him. He is conscientious and confident. He is also humble enough to admit when he does not know something but will work hard to get you the answer.One area where he has truly impressed me is his ability to lead. One great example of this is his work with the Strategic Planning Committee. He has shown great transparency with the process. I have spoken with people on this committee and they are energized and excited to do the work. This, I believe, demonstrates Dr. Brand’s ability to lead. Another area of commendation for Dr. Brand is his work with the Special Education Program Evaluation. He has acknowledged that this is not something that Wilmington is obligated to do. However, he believes that it will ultimately benefit our students so he is going forward with it. That, to me, is the type of leadership I am looking for in a Superintendent.One of the areas that I believe Dr. Brand could improve upon is his community outreach and communication. When the final three principal candidates came to visit the Middle School and hold a forum there were very few parents present. I have spoken with numerous middle school parents who had no idea the forums were happening. I’d like to know what Dr. Brand’s plan is going forward to engage parents and families.I am looking forward to working closely with Dr. Brand and his leadership team in order to build even better schools in Wilmington.Jay SamahaLike 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? 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Doctor Who Episode 4 Giant Spiders No Match for Team TARDIS

first_img This article contains spoilers for “Arachnids in the UK,” episode four of Doctor Who season 11.Have you ever arrived home from vacation, only to realize you’d rather still be jet-setting around the world on another adventure?That’s what Yaz, Ryan, and Graham’s faces so clearly say as the TARDIS lands them back in Sheffield, conveniently just outside PC Khan’s flat.Invited in for tea, the quartet (minus Graham, who’s nipped home for some self-reflection and a supernatural tête-à-tête) enjoy a full three minutes of R&R before finding another mystery to solve.Jodie Whittaker, once again, shines as the Thirteenth Doctor, a witty, muddled, humane alien “still figuring [herself] out.”Forget giant spiders: The power struggle between the Doctor and megalomaniac businessman Jack Robertson (Mr. Big Peter Florrick Chris Noth) gives the episode its underlying dynamic.Jack Robertson (Chris Noth) is Trump 2.0 (via BBC)Trump 2.0, Robertson is a hotel magnate with political ambitions and scheduled bathroom breaks—and a tendency to mask the dangerous truth.Showrunner and writer Chris Chibnall’s political satire plays out most boldly in the resort kitchen, where POTUS’s name is bandied about and Graham and Ryan suggest the spider infestation is actually a Russian assassination attempt.“They don’t need giant spiders,” expert (and utterly forgettable character) Dr. Jade McIntyre said. “They’d just pop a tiny poisonous one on your pillow.”Bathtub-sized arthropods aside, Robertson (a metaphor for the current U.S. social and political climate) is the true villain of this episode.By the end, even the most arachnophobic viewer could feel for the dying mutants. But only those brainwashed by an egotistical, unscrupulous tyrant would follow Robertson’s path of immorality.Meet the Khans: Sonya (Bhavnisha Parmar, left) and Hakim (Ravin J. Ganatra, center) (via BBC)The good news is: More Yaz!Between meeting her dad (Ravin J. Ganatra) and sister (Bhavnisha Parmar) at home and saving the country from murderous insects with her mom (Shobna Gulati), we finally got some insight into the police officer’s world—one she’s barely hesitant to leave.Despite the risks, Yaz, Ryan, and grieving step-grandad Graham (who Bradley Walsh plays with such sincerity it breaks my heart) all but demand to join the Doctor—to see more, to do more, to experience more.This is the first time (in recent memory) that the Doctor—perhaps more maternally inclined than her predecessors—seems reluctant to take on travelers.“You’re not going to come back as the same people that left here,” she tells the trio. “Be sure. All of you. Be sure.”They might be, but I’m still not. Graham, a retired bus driver and widower, and Ryan, stuck in a dead-end job with an estranged dad, aren’t leaving much behind. Yaz, on the other hand, has the most to lose: a loving family, a ladder-climbing position in law enforcement. I just hope she makes it out of this alive.Missed episode three of Doctor Who? Check out our recap of “Rosa,” as well as a lineup of 15 real-life historical figures who appeared on the show. Also, watch British journalist Stacey Dooley absolutely kill it in this Who-themed tango on BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing.Doctor Who glossary (for all your British-to-American English needs):Daft: Silly, foolishNip: Go quicklyHoover: Generic term for vacuum cleanerUni: University, where British people go for a bachelor’s degree (In the UK, “college” has another meaning—where many students go for two years after completing compulsory schooling at 16, in order to prepare for exams to get into university)Sacked: Fired Stay on target HBO Max Scores Exclusive ‘Doctor Who’ Streaming RightsJo Tro Do Plo Plo No: ‘Doctor Who’ Welcomes Back Familiar Monster last_img read more