9 months agoEx-Man Utd winger Thornley: Pogba clash with Alli about revenge

Posted On Oct 28 2019 by

first_imgEx-Man Utd winger Thornley: Pogba clash with Alli about revengeby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Manchester United midfielder Ben Thornley says Paul Pogba was happy to leave a little bit extra on Tottenham ace Dele Alli during Sunday’s 1-0 win.Pogba clattered his rival in a high and reckless challenge just a few minutes afterwards.Thornley, who started his career at Old Trafford, says Pogba’s out-of-control tackle may not have been wholly accidental.“Everybody saw a couple of weeks ago a similar tackle from Jonjo Shelvey at Newcastle and I said I felt that was a red card,” he told Love Sport Radio.“In commentary, I thought like everybody else without a replay that he had gone to step into Dele Alli to get his body between him and the ball and then turn away.“With the benefit of a replay, I have to say that his foot was high, he did catch him and maybe it was a little bit of a ‘I’m going to get you back’ for the foul that “Maybe he saw it as an opportunity.“He was a little bit more cute than Jonjo Shelvey but still he did know what he was doing.“He managed to get away with just a yellow but I’d be a bit hypocritical to say that it was any different to the one that he was on the receiving end of with Shelvey.“So he can consider himself a little bit lucky.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more


Update: At Least 3 Dead After Car Crash At Oklahoma State’s Homecoming Parade

Posted On Oct 27 2019 by

first_imgScene of tragic car crash at Oklahoma State's homecoming.oklahoma state car crash homecoming paradeUpdate 5: It’s now being reported that four people have died, including a two-year-old.Toddler among four dead in Oklahoma State homecoming parade crash: https://t.co/2MNmSQ6z3U— USA TODAY Sports (@USATODAYsports) October 25, 2015Update 4: School president Burns Hargis has issued a message to the Oklahoma State community.#OKstate President Burns Hargis with a powerful message pic.twitter.com/JDKe4zy2AD— Kyle Fredrickson (@kylefredrickson) October 24, 2015Update 3: According to the Stillwater Police Department, a 25-year-old woman has been arrested for allegedly driving under the influence. They’ve also released her name. More as we learn it.Driver of car in Stillwater has been arrested for DUI, according to Stillwater police. SIGH.— George Schroeder (@GeorgeSchroeder) October 24, 2015BREAKING: 25 year old female in custody, police say she was driving under the influence. #OKStateHC— Martina Del Bonta (@MartinaFOX23) October 24, 2015BREAKING UPDATE: #StillwaterPD says Adacia Chambers, 25, has been arrested for @OKState Homecoming crash. #FOX23— Jonathan McCall (@JonathanMcCall) October 24, 2015Update 2: According to Lacie Lowry of News 9, three people have died after the crash. Another 10 are in critical condition. 27 had to be airlifted to hospitals. Absolutely terrible.UPDATE: 3 dead, 10 critical, 27 airlifted to hospitals after car plows into OSU homecoming crowd. Driver in custody. pic.twitter.com/6ghm9zLqNv— Lacie Lowry (@LacieLowry) October 24, 2015Update: Oklahoma State has issued a statement on the matter. Oklahoma State University is saddened by the tragic parade incident earlier this morning. Our thoughts & prayers are with those affected.— Oklahoma State Univ. (@okstate) October 24, 2015Earlier: We’ve got some terrible news coming out of Stillwater, Oklahoma this afternoon. News On 6 is reporting that two people have died following a car crash during Oklahoma State’s Homecoming Parade Saturday morning. A vehicle reportedly drove directly into the crowd near the end of the parade route.Witnesses tell News On 6 it was terrifying as a car crashed into parade watchers at high speed. The car was not part of the parade but was on Hall of Fame before crashing into crowds on Main Street. A motorcyclist was also reportedly hit.Twitter users have been posting photos of the scene.Pray for Oklahoma State. Car accident during the homecoming parade. pic.twitter.com/EToQ7RTlgl— anthony (@GroganWayne) October 24, 2015#BREAKING #Stillwater police coordinating multiple medical helicopters ambulances multiple injuries @okstate parade pic.twitter.com/CuILzf4oR9— Tiffany Alaniz (@TiffanyAlaniz) October 24, 2015Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of anyone affected by the tragedy.last_img read more


Met office warns of more rains due to upper air circulation

Posted On Oct 18 2019 by

first_imgChennai: Rains lashed several parts of the city and its neighbourhood on Sunday with the Met office forecasting more showers during the next two days.The incessant rains was due to the formation of upper air circulation and Alangayam in Vellore district in north Tamil Nadu received the maximum rainfall of 15 cm in the last 24 hours ended at 8.30 am on Sunday, Regional Meteorological Centre Director N Puviarasan said.”During the next 24-48 hours, due to upper air circulation moderate rainfall may occur across several districts in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry”, he told reporters. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’During the last 24 hours, Alangayam in Vellore district received highest rainfall at 15 cm, followed by Tirupattur 10 cm, Thirupuvanam and Virudhunagar recording 7 cms each.In a bulletin, the weather office said heavy to very heavy rain was likely to occur at isolated places over Tamilnadu (Vellore, Tiruvallur, Kanchipuram, Tiruvannamalai, Krishnagiri, Dharmapuri, Villupuram, Cuddalore, Nagapattinam, Ariyalur, Perambalur and Thiruvarur districts), Karaikal and Puducherry in the next two days. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KHeavy rain is likely to occur at isolated places over Kerala, South interior Karnataka, coastal Andhra Pradesh, Rayalaseema and Telangana.For Chennai and its neighbourhood, Puviarasan said, sky condition was likely to be cloudy and light to moderate rainfall may occur during the next 24-48 hours.The rains in north Tamil Nadu comes days after several parts of the state in the Western Ghats such as the Nilgiris districts, were battered by downpour under the influence of the vigorous South West Monsoon.last_img read more


Assam NRC Final List 2019 Politics takes centrestage as Assam braces for

Posted On Oct 18 2019 by

first_imgThe updated National Register of Citizens (NRC) to be released on Saturday was expected to be the final closure of foreigners’ issue plaguing Assam for four decades, but that might not happen. Even before publication of the final list, political parties especially the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party in Assam have questioned the list’s credibility saying it might not be error-free. “Persons declared foreigners are involved in the NRC updating process while people who were part of Assam agitation and even the Independence movement have got excluded (from the drafts released earlier). So how can we be satisfied with such a list?” questioned Assam BJP chief Ranjeet Dass during a press meet earlier this week. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsThe BJP is upset with alleged exclusions of ‘genuine Indian citizens’ and inclusion of ‘foreigners’ in the list. Dass said that instructions have been issued to the party’s 40 lakh members in the state to seek out genuine Indians left out of the final NRC and help them file appeals. The BJP’s apprehensions stem from a list released by the state government in the assembly this month which showed rate of exclusions of applicants in districts bordering Bangladesh from the complete NRC draft released in July 2018 was lower than the state average. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday While 12.5% was the average rate of exclusion for the state, in border districts of South Salmara, Karimganj and Dhubri, the rates were 7.22%, 7.57% and 8.26% respectively. “But the rate of exclusions in districts like Karbi Anglong (14.31%) and Tinsukia (13.25%) where indigenous people have resided for centuries is higher (than state average),” parliamentary affairs minister Chandra Mohan Patowary told the assembly. BJP feels the district wise break up of exclusions is indicative of genuine Indians getting left out of the NRC while those whose citizenship is suspect have managed to enter the list. Last month, the Centre and Assam government has appealed to Supreme Court seeking re-verification of those included in the list. But the apex court turned down the plea citing state NRC coordinator Prateek Hajela’s plea that 27% applicants had already been re-verified after publication of the complete NRC draft last year. Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has already indicated that his government might adopt legislative measures to correct “anomalies” in the final NRC after it is published. While he didn’t specify the measures, it is speculated that it could mean the Centre passing the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 in parliament. If passed, the Bill, which seeks to grant citizenship to non-Muslims from Bangaldesh, Afghanistan and Pakistan, could pave the way for Hindus from Bangladesh who came to India after March 24, 1971 (the cut-off date for NRC) to get included in NRC. Opposition parties think BJP, which had earlier made claims to throwing out illegal immigrants if it came to power, is not serious about doing that and is trying to prolong the issue for political gain. “We are surprised at the statements of BJP leaders ahead of the final list. Instead of closing the foreigners issue with publication of an error-free NRC, they want to keep it alive for electoral benefits,” said Aminul Islam, general secretary of All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF). “There could be minor errors, but we have full faith in the process monitored by Supreme Court. We appeal to the public not to fall for BJP’s tactics and maintain calm. Our party will give legal aid to genuine Indians left out of final NRC,” he added. Congress state president Ripun Bora accused BJP leaders of spreading misinformation even before publication of the final NRC and urged the Sonowal government to take action against them. All Assam Students Union (AASU), the state’s biggest student body which led the 1979-1985 Assam Agitation against foreigners that saw 855 deaths and culminated in signing of the Assam Accord, also accuses BJP of pushing its political agenda instead of greater good of Assamese people. “Earlier BJP used to blame Congress of appeasing Muslims for vote-bank politics. Now they are doing the same with Hindus. We should respect the NRC process, which is being monitored by SC, but instead of a permanent solution, BJP wants to keep the foreigners issue alive,” said AASU general secretary Lurinjyoti Gogoi. Senior journalist Samudra Gupta Kashyap blamed political parties for looking at petty gains when the final NRC list is to be released while initially all parties had arrived at a consensus that updating the 1951 NRC was the best option to address the foreigners issue. “Most parties now realize that NRC can’t be manipulated as it has been prepared on basis on Assam Accord and as per law hence they are trying find faults with the process. Some of these parties are responsible for infiltration of illegal immigrants and facilitating procurement of various documents for them,” he said. “The NRC process is being monitored by SC, if these parties had any issues they should have approached it. What is most dangerous is that people of Assam have been projected as anti-nationals, which is highly deplorable,” he added.(Inputs from Hindustan Times)last_img read more


Money announced in Iqaluit to help celebrate Canadas 150th birthday

Posted On Oct 14 2019 by

first_imgKent DriscollAPTN National NewsFederal government announces money for projects in Iqaluit to get ready for Canada’s 150th birthday.kdriscoll@aptn.calast_img


Unistoten camp in BC still in place while different clan sets up

Posted On Oct 14 2019 by

first_imgLaurie HamelinAPTN NewsAnother clan of the Wet’suwe’ten Nation in British Columbia has come to the aid of the Unist’ot’en camp that has been ordered to remove a barricade that is preventing the Coastal GasLink company from accessing land for its future pipeline.While the Unist’ot’en camp blockade is still in place, a new barricade has been erected approximately 20 km down the road by the Gitumden clan.“We are constructing a camp. We are going to be controlling access to Gitumden Territory as a collective,” Molly Wickham told APTN News.“We need to uphold our responsibility, it has been on the shoulders of the Unist’ot’en for too long.”The new camp is set up on the Morice River Road – the same access road the Unist’ot’en camp is on.“We are creating conditions where we can stay here and live here,” said Wickham.The Coastal GasLink pipeline is a new 670 km pipeline that will bring fracked gas from Dawson Creek, B.C. to LNG Canada’s processing plant in Kitimat on the coast.The pipeline, which has consent from the elected band council but not the Nation’s highest hereditary chiefs, will run through 190 km of Wet’suwe’ten Territory.Last Friday, a B.C. Supreme Court judge ordered the Unist’ot’en to remove the barricade because it blocks access to the pipeline site.Structures are now being built along the side of Morice River Rd.“Morice River Road is the only access into the camp and into the back reaches of all Wet’suwet’en Territories and so you have to come through Gitumden Territory,” said Wickham.In court documents, Coastal GasLink said that it needs to start construction on the pipeline in the new year or it will incur financial hardship.“We’ll be here ready for them and anyone else that tries to access Gitumden Territory,” said Wickham.“Until the time that we feel there is no threat of trespass onto our territory by unwanted industry.”lhamelin@aptn.ca@laurie_hamelinlast_img read more


The Spot in MLB Lineups Where Managers Are Still Ignoring Sabermetrics

Posted On Sep 30 2019 by

In the eternally running discussion thread “Hey Bill” at billjamesonline.com, the website of sabermetric legend Bill James, the question came up of measuring the growth of sabermetric knowledge. James’s idea? Measure the extent to which teams are taking park factors into account when judging their rosters. But Tom Tango, author of “The Book,” offered another gauge: look at which teams are using good hitters in the No. 2 lineup slot.Traditionally, the two-hole was the domain of contact hitters with good bat control, with premiums placed on the ability to hit behind the runner, to sacrifice bunt, and to generally move the leadoff man over (even if it meant making an out). You can see this statistically: During Major League Baseball’s expansion era (1961-present), the No. 2 slot has the highest aggregate contact rate of any batting order position.But research by Tango and his compatriots suggests teams have been doing it wrong. After examining how important each batting event (single, double, walk, etc.) is to each lineup slot — based on factors such as how many runners are likely to be on base and how many outs they’re likely to hit with — the data says a team ought to bat its three best hitters in the No. 1, No. 2 and No. 4 slots, with the most balanced hitter occupying the two-hole. That’s a far cry from the conventional wisdom of slotting the best hitter either third or fourth, and putting a weak contact specialist at No. 2.So, if there are more good hitters in the second position, it’s a possible sign sabermetrics has penetrated the managerial mindset. But if there’s a pattern toward a more enlightened lineup card, it’s not detectable by looking at the average quality of No. 2 hitters (according to weighted runs created, known as wRC+) since the introduction of the designated hitter in 1973:If we take a five-year moving average to smooth out year-to-year variance above, it’s even clearer that we’re not in the golden age of great hitters batting second:Historically, the quality levels of MLB leadoff and No. 2 hitters tend to track with each other — and contra the performances of third and fourth hitters. (Meanwhile, Nos. 5 and 6 have stayed fairly stable over the years, with the five slot outproducing six by a decent amount.) The good news is that it appears the two-hole has emerged from the dark ages of the mid-1990s to the mid-2000s, when slot Nos. 3 and 4 vastly outpaced Nos. 1 and 2.It may not be coincidental that the bleakest of times for the No. 2 spot came during MLB’s so-called steroid era. The stat we’re using, wRC+, compares a player’s per-plate appearance productivity against the average of all hitters, and the power hitters who frequently bat third and fourth may have received the benefits of performance-enhancing drugs at a greater rate than the overall population of MLB batters. (This would cause No. 2 hitters to move backward relative to the overall average, even if they themselves saw no change in talent.) With the specter of performance-enhancing drugs reduced in today’s game, the gap between hitter No. 2 and Nos. 3 and 4 has returned to its long-term norm.Still, today’s two-hole batters lag behind those of the halcyon late 1980s and early 1990s, when players such as Ryne Sandberg, Tony Gwynn, Wade Boggs, Roberto Alomar, Julio Franco and Lou Whitaker were doing a large share of their damage from the second spot in the lineup. It’s plausible that the conditions of the game back then simply favored the traditional archetype of the No. 2 hitter more (batting averages were higher, as was the ratio of on-base percentage to slugging), but today’s managers also don’t appear to be moving toward the sabermetric ideal of penciling the team’s best hitter into the No. 2 spot.Sabermetrics has come a long way since the first analysts began tinkering with mathematical models, and there are certainly places where statistical thinking has made its way onto the field (for example, the explosion of defensive shifts in today’s game is rooted in probability theory regarding where a batter is most likely to hit the ball). But when it comes to the two-hole, baseball’s decision-makers still have a bit of a climb ahead of them. read more


The Stats Arent Sure That Giannis Should Be MVP

Posted On Sep 29 2019 by

This week’s episode of Hot Takedown mourns the end of March Madness and celebrates the start of the NBA playoffs. With the race for the NBA’s Most Valuable Player still up in the air, Robin Lundberg makes the case for Giannis Antetokounmpo over James Harden. We see if there’s data to move the needle either way.It’s Masters week! With the most anticipated event in golf nearly underway, the team breaks down the prospects for Tiger Woods in a crowded field of contenders. Could this be Tiger’s last chance at the green jacket? His start to the season shows potential, but the game has changed since he last dominated.For our Rabbit Hole of the Week, inspired by her Minnesota Twins, Sara goes back to 1908 to track MLB players hitting for the cycle.Here’s what we’re looking at this week:A spontaneous Google search during this episode on the use of data in MVP determinations landed on this Nate Silver throwback.We’re glued to the FiveThirtyEight NBA predictions.Basketball-Reference.com’s 2018-2019 MVP Tracker is an excellent resource.In anticipation of the masters, Neil examines Tiger Woods’s chance at the jacket.From our Rabbit Hole, Bengie Molina’s ridiculous cycle. FiveThirtyEight More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed Embed Code read more


OBITUARY Arthur L Pierce 77

Posted On Sep 11 2019 by

first_imgMELBOURNE, FL — Arthur L. Pierce, Jr., 77, of Palm Bay, Florida and formerly of North Reading, died Saturday, February 2, 2019 at the Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne, Florida.Born in Lawrence, MA on August 25, 1941. He was the son of the late Arthur L., Sr. and Ruth Viola (Shaw) Pierce. He attended school in Lawrence and North Reading. Arthur has been a resident of North Reading for over 60 years.He worked for C & W Transportation in Lexington and BJ Bus Service in North Reading. He was the owner of Main Street Garage in North Reading and later worked for Benevento Sand and Gravel in Wilmington.Arthur would help anyone, anytime no matter what. He loved being with his wife and kids, family and friends.Family members include his beloved wife of 57 years, Marsha E. (Woods) Pierce; loving sons, John, Donald and Brian Pierce; brothers, Michael and Charlie Pierce and the late Richard Pierce; sisters, Dorothy Smith, Alice South and the late Luoane Parshley; three grandchildren, Haley, Lanna and Vivian Pierce. Also survived by many brother and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.His funeral will be held on Saturday, February 9 at 10:00 AM at the Croswell Funeral Home, 19 Bow Street, North Reading. Calling hours will be held on Friday, February 8 from 4 to 8 PM. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in North Reading. Memorial donations may be made in his memory to the charity of one’s choice.Arthur L. Pierce, Jr.(NOTE: The above obituary is from Crosswell Funeral Home.)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… RelatedOBITUARY: William A. Woods, 75In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Francis J. Zizis, 94In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Kathleen (Murphy) Pierce, 77In “Obituaries”last_img read more


Enter to win 100 worth of gas money

Posted On Sep 10 2019 by

first_img Share your voice Tags CNET Giveaway 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous Get ready to fuel up, because we have partnered with Shell for our latest sweepstakes! Roadshow is granting 10 lucky winners a $100 gift card to take the edge off of gas prices and save some money to enjoy this summer. Check out how to be one of the 10 winners who will receive a $100 Shell Gasoline gift card. You can use this gift card at any of the company’s locations across the US. To enter this giveaway, you just have to read our official rules carefully and fill out the form below.Having trouble loading the form above? Please check out this link.Are you eager to win? Don’t forget you can get extra entries for following Roadshow on our social channels. Good luck! Roadshow Car Industry Post a comment 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value 0 More From Roadshowlast_img read more