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Scoreboard roundup — 3/9/21

first_imgMarch 10, 2021 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 3/9/21 Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStockBy ABC News(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Tuesday’s sports events:NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUEPittsburgh 4, NY Rangers 2Winnipeg 4, Toronto 3Florida 4, Columbus 2NY Islanders 2, Boston 1 (SO)Washington 5, New Jersey 4 (OT)Philadelphia 5, Buffalo 4 (SO)Tampa Bay 4, Detroit 3 (OT)Dallas 6, Chicago 1Carolina 3, Nashville 2 (OT)TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALLGonzaga 88, BYU 78Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.center_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

Letters

first_imgSpeed in South KoreaSir – With reference to your Comment item ’TGV Bypass’ in RG 9.97 p557, I should like to point out that the Korean High Speed Rail Authority (KHRC) has had 350 km/h as its criteria for infrastructure design since the very beginning.While South Korea’s technology transfer programme provides good basics for high speed rail engineering and manufacturing, the specific TGV model which has been chosen will be obsolete well before the country’s export market might be a reality. This suggests that they are very wise to make a fresh start.Kenneth LawsonBluemont, Virginia, USA (Adviser to KHRC 1991-95)Time to bite the bulletSir – In 1937 Britain’s County Surveyors’ Society studied the problems of accommodating high-speed inter-urban traffic. The solution was not piecemeal improvement of existing trunk roads but a new network of special roads: motorways.In 1997 Britain’s railways are faced with the legacy and restrictions of a network built over 100 years ago. Private train operating companies are looking to attract more passenger and freight traffic to rail. Soon the capacity of the Victorian network will be reached – compounded by the mix of fast inter-city and slower freight and regional trains on the same tracks.Old tortuous railways with limited clearances cannot be economically upgraded for high speed trains. The Japanese came to this conclusion in the 1960s, when the Tokaido Shinkansen was built. France, Germany, Spain and Belgium followed suit, and new lines are planned in South Korea, the USA and in Britain from London to the Channel Tunnel.But new lines are environmentally disruptive, and where new alignments are used, controversial. Work being undertaken at Liverpool John Moores University envisages the use of existing transport corridors to minimise the need for new land. A detailed study has been completed for a line offering a 15min transit between Liverpool and Manchester airports.More exciting is a plan for a 320 km/h line following the M1 and M6 motorways. This would increase the passenger capacity of the corridor by nearly 50%, with rail offering a competitive alternative to inter-urban car travel. London to Birmingham would take about 40min, and London to Manchester 75min. The cost of such a rail-road would be under £1bn, less than the proposed upgrade of the West Coast Main Line, yet delivering faster journeys and a substantial capacity increase throughout the London – Glasgow corridor..Dr Lewis LesleyJohn Moores University, Liverpool , Great Britainlast_img read more

Adekanye Set to Dump Liverpool for Lazio

first_imgWINTER TRANSFER​Liverpool starlet and Nigerian-born Bobby Adekanye is close to agreeing a permanent move away from Anfield, with Lazio his likely destination.The 19-year-old Nigerian is yet to make his first team debut for the Reds, but has been training with Klopp’s first team. The youngster, who plays his international football for the Netherlands, has appeared nine times in Premier League 2 this season, scoring once.According to reports from UK’s ​The Mirror, Lazio have been negotiating a deal for Adekanye since November and they believe they are now close to agreeing a five-year deal for his services.​Liverpool were reportedly keen on retaining the talents of the young winger, but due to Adekanye’s over-demanding agent, they are now willing to let him go, and should he agree terms, he will be a Lazio player in the summer.The former ​Barcelona and Ajax man joined the Reds in the summer of 2015, but with his contract expiring this year, he will likely leave the club on a free transfer.Lazio are in desperate need of reinforcements, with the Italian giants having finished in the top four just once out of the last six seasons.Furthermore, with league-leaders Juventus currently 21 points better off than Lazio, they could look to make improvements to their squad during this month’s transfer window with Adekanye not set to join until the summer.Although Adekanye may not be the quick-fix they require right now, he has shown in a Liverpool shirt that he has potential to be a first team regular at one of Europe’s biggest clubs.From a Liverpool perspective, Adekanye is surplus to requirements right now, with very few players in world football likely to displace any of Liverpool’s high-flying front three.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Inner Circle performing this weekend at the Caribbean Village Festival in…

first_imgThis Sunday, June 23rd, Inner Circle will be performing at the annual Caribbean Village Festival which will be held at the Miramar Regional Park Amphitheater.Inner CircleInner Circle is a celebrated veteran reggae group with over 20-odd years in the music industry. Often referred to as the “Bad Boys of Reggae”, the five member band has been releasing hits since the 1970’s, and has won a Grammy Award for its pop-infused take on traditional reggae.The group’s biggest success to date is its global hit, “Bad Boys”, which sold approximately seven million copies worldwide before it was chosen as the theme song for reality TV show Cops. “Bad Boys” has since been named the #1 most played reggae song in the world. Their next major hit record would be “Sweat (A La La La La Long)”, which topped charts in Asia, South America, Australia, and across Europe.Other Musical ActsInner Circle will join other major acts slated to perform at this year’s Caribbean Village Festival, including Allison Hinds, Shenseea, Mika Ben and Kevin Lyttle.The Caribbean Village Festival is a family-friendly event that features Caribbean music, arts, crafts, food tastings, prizes, and a cook-off competition.Proceeds from the event will go to the The Galleon Foundation, a South Florida-based nonprofit that provides scholarships and student mentoring.last_img read more

Cardinals beat Gridley for second title in a row

first_imgOroville >> The Corning boys took their second consecutive section title Friday night at Butte College with a 56-36 win over Gridley in the Northern Section Division IV championship.The win comes less than a month after the Cardinals lost 61-48 in Gridley.“We played like ourselves tonight, we showed up,” said Corning coach Kurt Wilkins. “The only way the season can possibly end well is to win a section championship and no other result is acceptable.”After a slow start, the Cardinals shots …last_img read more

Do You Belong in the Zoo?

first_imgPeople are gawking at people in the London Zoo, each probably wondering what side of the cage they belong on.  In one of the primate exhibits, eight scantily clad white people are on display, reports AP (see MSNBC and Yahoo).  Wearing fig leaves pinned onto their swimsuits, they play, they scratch, they groom each other, they wave to the onlookers.  The idea is to show that humans are nothing special, but just like other animals.  Unlike the apes and chimpanzees in the other primate cages, however, the humans get to go home at night.    The stunt is drawing visitors who had never visited the zoo.  Some viewers were disappointed to find the humans wearing clothes; didn’t fig leaves come from the Genesis tradition? they wondered.  Children, confused by the message of the display, have been overheard asking, “Why are there people in there?” An apocryphal story has one of the chimpanzees asking, “Am I my keeper’s brother?”At least they’re using white people this time (see articles by Carl Wieland and Jerry Bergman).  Mark Looy at Answers in Genesis couldn’t keep silence any longer, especially when he had a Londoner on staff, Dr. Monty White, to interpret the zoo’s actions in light of Darwinian theory.    The Darwin Party leaders need to give the rest of us a demonstration.  They should get into the cage and show us how to act like a primate – where to scratch, how to shriek and club each other, how to draw figures of prey on the wall, and how to make rock music.  After we lock the door and take the key, we’ll promise to take good care of them (feed them all the bananas they want, etc.) as we laugh all the way to the school board meeting.(Visited 16 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

ENT equipment helps save lives

first_imgPieter Twine (MySchool General Manager), Roxy Mitchell from the Children’s Hospital Trust, patient Tyrone Siljeur and Silva Kuschke, Chief Audiologist at the Red Cross Children’s Hospital. (Image: Children’s Hospital Trust)Children at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital will now have specialist ear, nose and throat (ENT) equipment with the help of the Woolworths My School programme.The retailer and hospital celebrated the handover of a R400 000 donation – raised through their 2015 Christmas campaign – to the Children’s Hospital Trust, the fund-raising arm of the hospital in Cape Town.The Trust will use the gift to purchase specialist ENT equipment. It will enable the hospital to save the lives of children with life-threatening ailments and test the hearing of hundreds of other children.Much needed gearA high speed otologic drill is among the first pieces of equipment bought with the funds. This highly specialised piece of surgical equipment will be used on children who suffer from cholesteatoma; a disease of the middle-ear that can lead to death when untreated.A specialist microscope used for examination and diagnosis to prevent hearing loss will also benefit the hospital’s out patients. This will assist in more accurate and effective diagnoses, and improved procedures, which, in turn, will help the hospital maintain its high standards of paediatric care.The Christmas campaignThe My School, My Village and My Planet fundraising programmes is one of the biggest in South Africa. It raises essential funds for schools, charities and environmental organisations by encouraging cardholders to swipe their cards at retail partners. In turn, retailers donate a percentage of the purchase value to the beneficiary of the buyer’s choice.The Woolworths Christmas Giving campaign was supported by international music sensation Pharrell Williams. Woolworths customers donated to the campaign every time they used their linked cards in a store between the 5 November and 25 December 2015.Louise Driver, CEO of the Children’s Hospital Trust, said: “Woolworths and My School are such valued supporters of the Children’s Hospital Trust and the Red Cross Children’s Hospital.“As benefactors of their annual Christmas Campaign, the Trust has have been able to purchase much-needed ENT equipment to perform life-changing operations and interventions on children who suffer from severe ear disease, ensuring that they regain or do not lose their ability to hear. We want to thank them for their generous donation, as well as all the customers who swiped their cards while shopping. Every little swipe has made a huge difference in a child’s life.”Pieter Twine Woolworth’s manager of Loyalty and My School, said: “We are delighted that our customers were part of this successful campaign to give the gift of hearing to South African children in need.“The funds raised for this was in addition to our normal contributions to customers’ beneficiaries. So, it was an easy way for them, at no extra cost, to participate in the essential, but very expensive upgrade of the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital’s ENT equipment.   The festive season should always be about giving, and it is such a pleasure to help to improve children’s access to specialist medical care.”last_img read more

Apple Farm Service, Inc. celebrates 60 years

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Dale Minyo talks with Bill Apple at the Apple Farm Service covington location.Dale Minyo stopped by Apple Farm Service, Inc. in Covington this week for the first of four open houses to help them celebrate 60 years of service. To commemorate the occasion, the dealership has opened a new store in Mechanicsburg, revamped the website and is having a Customer Appreciation Days sale on parts at their four locations through Feb. 27.“Because it is our 60th anniversary and we added another store location on 29 outside of Mechanicsburg, we decided to clean out the shop and have our factory reps on hand just to commemorate our 60th year in business. Stop by, we are serving cheesy potatoes and chicken,” said Bill Apple. “We have open houses going in all four of our stores.”The Mechanicsburg location open house is on Feb. 22 and the Botkins location open house is on Feb. 25. Apple Farm Service is also busy with winter service work this time of year, particularly for planters. Apple said items that can help cut costs are getting attention right now.“Guys have the equipment they need for several years but they are looking for things that can save them money like precision agricultural tools to reduce seed, fertilizer and other inputs,” Apple said. “Self propelled sprayers have been a big seller and there are a lot of used ones out now too.”last_img read more