first_imgChelsea to recall Lewis Baker from Leedsby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLewis Baker is set to leave Leeds United.The Mirror says Chelsea are set to recall Baker from his Leeds United loan spell.Baker is unlikely to feature much for Leeds in the second half of the season as Marcelo Bielsa’s side look to battle for the Championship title.After struggling to make much of an impact at Elland Road, his parent club may end his season long loan.Baker endured a difficult spell at Middlesbrough on loan last season. TagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_img(Leo Arcand with his partner Shawna and children Morningstar, 18 months, and Sakihitiwin, 7. The family drove down from Driftpile First Nation to the Bear Claw Art Gallery in Edmonton where his soap stone carvings are on display. He said his life has been “Like a Song.” APTN/Brandi Morin) Brandi Mori APTN National NewsA First Nations artist from Alexander First Nation in Alberta is quickly becoming world famous after one of his works was gifted to U.S. President Barack Obama by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Washington D.C. Thursday.Leo Arcand, who now calls Driftpile First Nation home, drove to the Bear Claw Art Gallery in Edmonton to celebrate his art being recognized.“It’s a great honour. What are the odds of having the prime minister choose one of your works to give to another world leader?” said Arcand. “I’m still absorbing it.”The soap stone carving of an eagle and a human intertwined that was given as the gift has deep meaning, said Arcand who conducts prayer for inspiration before creating his artwork.“The meaning of the carving was love, humanity, courage, working together. The spiritual aspect of it was to bring together the human form, the spirit animal representing mother earth and the human representing humanity itself,” he said.Since learning of his art going to the White House, Arcand said his life has been “like a song.”The stunning news came as a complete surprise to Arcand Thursday afternoon. The Bear Claw got a call from the Prime Minister’s Office just over a month ago and things unfolded from there.“They were looking at a few different pieces and decided on ‘Courage’”, said Hope Wright, of the Bear Claw gallery. “But they said we had to keep it on ‘the down low’ and if it’s chosen as a gift to a world leader they’d let us know.”Little did the Bear Claw or Arcand ever suspect the work would be given to the most famous leader in the world.He said he believes it’s a symbol of reconciliation that Trudeau took with him to the U.S.“Yes, I believe it’s a symbol, and that things happen for a reason,” said Arcand, who has been soap carving for 25 years and working full time in art for almost two decades.He’s also grateful for the support of the Bear Claw Art Gallery which has showcased Indigenous art for over 40 years.Since word broke of Arcand’s eagle carving gifted to the U.S. president the phones of the gallery have been ringing off the hook. Indigenous art is flying off the shelves, said owner Jackie Bugera.“In our 40 years of selling and representing First Nation artists we’ve never had this kind of media response to an artist the way the media has really embraced Leo and his work,” she said. “Times are definitely changing. 40 years ago First Nations galleries couldn’t even get native gallery’s to represent them. I think there’s so much more appreciation of the culture and the art. And I’ve always believed that art is a way of learning about culture. You can explain culture, go see the art. Go see it.”Arcand said he is “rich in his culture” and that helps to express his gifts within to the world.“Thank you (Trudeau) very much for selecting my work. It’s truly an honour. It’s truly a gift. I think there’s a lot of spiritual happening there because I do come from a spiritual background. As you can see in my work,” said Arcand.bmorin@aptn.ca@songstress28last_img read more

first_imgScotland national team have called up Jack Hendry to replace Michael Devlin.The Aberdeen defender pulled out of the latest squad for the matches against Albania and Israel due to injury.Hendry, who plays his club football for Scottish Premiership champions, Celtic, has been called up as a replacement by national team head coach Alex McLeish, according to Stv.Devlin has struggled with an injury he sustained during Aberdeen’s league win over Hibs on Friday night and had been rated as a doubt for Albania clash on Saturday evening.However, the decision was made to release him back to his club after further assessment of his injury.The injury is the latest blow to hit the Scottish national team, as they prepare for two matches that could offer a route into the playoffs of the next UEFA European Championships in 2020.Celtic goalkeeper, Craig Gordon along with Charlie Mulgrew, Stephen O’Donnell and Kevin McDonald have all withdrawn from the original squad, which was already missing the attacking duo of Steven Naismith and Leigh Griffiths among others.Scott Bain, Scott McTominay, David Bates and Ryan Jack were all called up to the national team as replacements for the absentees, only for Jack to pull out after struggling with an injury.last_img read more

first_imgThis area gets busy during the height of sockeye season, but you can still find all fish species native to the Kenai River, according to Refuge officials. This area is unique because it is one of a very few places where anglers can fish for sockeye without having to be in the water. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge has announced the opening of the Upper Moose Range Meadows fishing boardwalk for fishing starting yesterday, July 18. The Refuge is advising anglers to “Please be careful as the high water is a bit hazardous.” The Upper Moose Range Meadows is located down Redoubt Ave. (and behind the Fred Meyer) in Soldotna. The boardwalk sits roughly 5 to 10 feet  above the water so anglers will need to use a heavier weight to ensure their fly reaches the right depth quickly enough, and will not be able to use a very long leader.last_img read more

first_imgTEWKSBURY, MA — Ever wonder what’s making news next door in Tewksbury? Bill Gilman, editor of Your Tewksbury Today, has the answer!Below is a collection of top Tewksbury stories, primarily written by Gilman, that were recently published on his popular website.Top Tewksbury Stories (May 27, 2019 to June 3, 2019)Tewksbury Police Department Mourns Death Of Administrative Director Matt SmallLETTER: Thanks To Residents For Supporting New Elementary SchoolAT THE LIBRARY: AAA Car Doctor On June 4; Electric Car Show On June 8Tewksbury Resident Named Valedictorian At Presentation Of Mary AcademyRep. Moulton, Combat Veteran, Goes Public With PTSD Struggle Your Tewksbury Today is Tewksbury’s premiere online hyperlocal news source. Follow YTT on Facebook and Twitter.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… RelatedNEIGHBOR NEWS: What’s Making Headlines In Tewksbury?In “Community”NEIGHBOR NEWS: What’s Making Headlines In Tewksbury?In “Community”NEIGHBOR NEWS: What’s Making Headlines In Tewksbury?In “Community”last_img read more

first_imgMoney is scarce for Tiana White, who lives in a homeless shelter and says she’s unable to work her retail job due to chronic back pain from a car accident. The mother of three, working on her GED at Academy of Hope Adult Public Charter School in Northeast, estimates she spends $50 a week commuting on trains and buses from her home in Northwest Washington, and she wants the city council to help defray the costs of commuting for adult students.Students met with D.C. Councilman Grosso and Anne Robinson, senior legislative counsel for the committee on education, on Sept. 29.As part of National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week, White and some of her fellow students met with D.C. councilmembers David Grosso and Elissa Silverman to lobby for more educational resources. White told council members adult students should ride the Metro and trains for free — it’s a perk D.C. school children already enjoy.“That would really help me out,” White said.Adult education is sometimes seen as an afterthought and that’s why the school spent the week, from Sept. 26 through Oct. 1, raising awareness about the need and value of adult education, said Lecester Johnson, the school’s chief executive officer. Social issues often interrupt an adult’s education and force them to drop out, she said.Johnson said 21 percent of working-age adults in the District don’t have a high school diploma. By 2018, she said, nearly three quarters of all jobs will demand education beyond a high school diploma.Academy of Hope has been around since 1985 and operates eight adult charter schools in D.C. It offers adult education, students can earn GEDs or, if students prefer, certification through the National External Diploma Program. “We treat it as a second-chance program,” Johnson said. “I really think many adults didn’t have a first chance . . . these are sort of the forgotten kids who have come back.”The students had a wide-ranging conversation with the councilmembers about their issues, but were not looking for a firm commitment from them. It was more about raising issues of awareness to them and being heard.White, 36, had her first child during her senior year of high school —and he was born the day after she would have graduated. After taking three months off to look after her son, White returned to night school to earn her high school diploma. She failed the functional test she needed to secure her diploma — by seven points. Struggles with homelessness and medical problems continue to dog her, but she’s excited about her future.Today, White is studying for her GED in hopes of becoming an entry-level medical assistant. In doing so, she’s teaching her children an important lesson about staying the course. “I’m trying to hurry up and get that piece of paper so I can get a good job as quick[ly] as possible,” White said. “It’s like I’m starting all over again, but it’s worth it in the end.”last_img read more

first_imgStory Links Louisville captured its 40th win of the season at Virginia. The program record for victories in a season was 39 prior to Dan McDonnell’s arrival in 2007, and the Cardinals have reached 40 wins in 12 of McDonnell’s 13 seasons. Logan Wyatt, Alex Binelas and Zach Britton each hit home runs in the first inning of the series opener against Florida State. It was the first time the Cardinals have recorded three home runs in a single inning since Justin McClanahan, Chris Dominguez and Andrew Clark went back-to-back-to-back on April 16, 2008 at Ohio State. The Cardinals pitching staff struck out 23 batters last week at Indiana. It was the most strikeouts in a game for UofL since at least 2000 and the third-highest total in Division I this season, trailing only Clemson (24) and Georgia (26) from their 20-inning game in April. The Louisville offense has tallied double digit hits in 28 games this season. The Cardinals are 38-1 this season when they outhit the opposition. Louisville scored double digit runs in five straight games from April 23-30, the first time in program history with 10 runs or more in five consecutive victories. Louisville finished the regular season as the ACC leader in batting average (.298), hits (590), runs (441) and stolen bases (97), and second in runs per game (7.9), doubles (121) and triples (17) Louisville pitching led the ACC in ERA (3.65), WHIP (1.20), strikeout-to-walk ratio (2.77), strikeouts per nine innings (10.5), shutouts (7) and hits allowed per nine innings (7.07). Louisville’s starting pitcher has pitched five innings or more with one earned run or fewer allowed in 21 games this season. UofL has had a starting pitcher throw seven no-hit innings on three occasions this season, with Reid Detmers doing it against Brown and James Madison, and Bobby Miller against Wake Forest. Louisville pitchers set a Jim Patterson Stadium record with 19 strikeouts against Alabama A&M on April 26. The Cardinals have struck out 10 or more in 32 games this season, with a 29-3 record when doing so. UofL set program records against Alabama A&M for most runs in a three-game series (61) and margin of victory in a three-game series (54). The Cardinals have been active offensively in the first inning this season, plating at least one run in the opening inning of 30 games. Louisville has scored 55 first inning runs overall and is 23-7 when scoring in the first. Louisville swiped a season-high nine bases on March 6 against Morehead State. It was the most since the Cardinals finished with 10 stolen bases against Eastern Kentucky on Feb. 20, 2013. UofL currently leads the ACC with 97 stolen bases on the year. Louisville has finished in the top five in the country in stolen bases in four of the last six seasons. In the victory over Morehead State on March 6, the Cardinals set a program record with eight different players recording a stolen base. The Cardinals are 38-0 this season when leading after eight innings. From 2012-17, Louisville accumulated a six-year record of 266-3 when entering the ninth with a lead, including a 50-0 mark in 2017. UofL has won 38 of its 50 ACC series since joining the league and is 41-8 in its series finales during that span, including an 13-5 record in rubber games. The Cardinals have won 20 of their 25 ACC series at home since debuting in the conference. While at Louisville, coach Dan McDonnell has guided the Cardinals to four College World Series berths, seven NCAA Super Regional appearances, 11 NCAA Regional bids, eight regular season conference championships and two conference tournament titles with 37 All-Americans. The Cardinals were the only team in the ACC to finish with 20 or more wins and captured the top overall seed for the ACC Championship. Louisville (2015-19) and Virginia (2010-14) are the only schools in ACC history to win at least 20 ACC baseball games four times in a five-year period. 5. Vanderbilt 582 Both awards will announce their winners on Friday, June 14 prior to the opening day of the 2019 College World Series. Alex Binelas hit his 10th home run of the season at Virginia. He is the first freshman to reach double digit home runs since Chris Dominguez hit 15 as a redshirt-freshman in 2007. Tyler Fitzgerald ranks fourth in the country among shortstops with 60 RBIs on the season, trailing New Mexico State’s Joey Ortiz (82), Vanderbilt’s Ethan Paul (64) and Bryant’s Jimmy Titus (63). Logan Wyatt is third in the country with 63 walks through 56 games. The UofL single season record in 69 by Kevin Malone in 1980. His total ties his mark from last season and is third-most in program history. Wyatt is tied for sixth all-time at UofL with 129 for his career. Alex Binelas became the sixth player in program history and first since 1998 to hit for the cycle, doing so on April 26 against Alabama A&M. Justin Lavey leads all Louisville hitters and ranks ninth in the conference with a .347 batting average in conference play. Henry Davis currently leads all ACC catchers in throwing out potential base stealers, with opposing runners just 12-for-22 (54.5 percent) trying to run on the freshman. With a win in the series opener at Virgina, Reid Detmers became the 13th player to reach 10 wins in a season in Louisville history. Reid Detmers currently leads qualified ACC pitchers in wins, ERA, strikeouts and opponents batting average. Lucas Dunn, Tyler Fitzgerald, Justin Lavey, Trey Leonard and Jake Snider each have stolen at least 10 bases this season. The five players in double digits are the most since 2015, when six different Cardinals reached double figures. Five different Cardinals have hit their first collegiate home runs this season (Binelas, Davis, Leonard, Masterman, Poland). Twelve different Cardinals have made their Louisville debuts this season (Albanese, Binelas, Davis, Leonard, Lohman, Masterman, Metzinger, Perkins, Poland, Schmeltz, Smith and Wright). It was the collegiate debut for 11 of the 12. UofL was just 3-5 in its first three championship appearances, but went 2-0 in pool play in 2018 and defeated Pitt in the semifinals. However, the Cardinals came up just short in the championship contest, losing 11-8 to Florida State in 10 innings. Louisville has an all-time winning percentage of .732 in ACC play (109-40), the highest of any member. The next highest is Florida State at .681 (506-237). The sophomore is the 12th player in program history to be a Golden Spikes Award semifinalist and the first since Drew Ellis and Brendan McKay in 2017. The duo was also on the semifinalist list for the Dick Howser Award in the same season. SIX CARDINALS NAMED TO ALL-ACC TEAMSIn addition to Reid Detmers taking home the top pitching honor, six Cardinals were named to the three All-ACC teams. CARDINALS AIM FOR FIRST ACC TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIPWhile the Cardinals have won the ACC Atlantic Division in four of their first five seasons in the conference, Louisville is still searching for its first ACC Tournament title. Most Wins Since 2007 TEAM NOTES AND TRENDS FITZGERALD ONE OF 14 SEMIFINALISTS FOR BROOKS WALLACE AWARDJunior Tyler Fitzgerald is one of 14 semifinalists for the Brooks Wallace Award. The award, sponsored by Mizuno, honors the nation’s top shortstop and will be presented this summer by the College Baseball Foundation. PLAYER NOTES AND TRENDS DETMERS RECOGNIZED AS ACC PITCHER OF THE YEARReid Detmers’ outstanding sophomore campaign added another laurel to it on Monday as he was named the ACC Pitcher of the Year. Wednesday, May 22 | 11:00 a.m. ET | Live Stats TV: RSN/ACC Network Extra | Radio: 93.9 The Ville LOU: Jr. LHP Nick Bennett (6-2, 4.15 ERA) BC: Sr. LHP Dan Metzdorf (7-2, 2.58 ERA) DETMERS NAMED GOLDEN SPIKES AND DICK HOWSER AWARD SEMIFINALISTContinuing his year-long run of accolades, starting pitcher Reid Detmers was named a semifinalist for the Golden Spikes Award and Dick Howser Award. Thursday, May 23 | 11:00 a.m. ET | Live Stats TV: RSN/CC Network Extra | Radio: 93.9 The Ville LOU: TBA CU: TBA LOUISVILLE CLAIMS FOURTH ACC ATLANTIC DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIPWith its win on Thursday over Florida State, the Cardinals captured the ACC Atlantic Division crown for the fourth time in five seasons as members of the conference. Louisville has won a regular season title in nine of the last 11 seasons across three different conferences. Detmers was the lone first team selection for Louisville, with Alex Binelas, Michael McAvene and Logan Wyatt representing the Cardinals on the second team. Tyler Fitzgerald and Justin Lavey were on the third team. Binelas was also on the 12-member All-Freshman team. The six selections were tied with Clemson, Florida State and Georgia Tech for the most in the ACC. The Cardinals have had at least six selections in each of their five years as members of the conference. SERIES HISTORYLouisville played three-game series against both Boston College and Clemson this season. The Cardinals won two out of three over BC in March at Jim Patterson Stadium, but dropped two of three at Clemson in April. UofL holds a 12-4 edge all-time against Boston College, while Clemson leads the series with Louisville 12-10. Fitzgerald started the first 53 games at shortstop for the Cardinals, leading the team with a .338 batting average, 73 hits, 60 RBIs and 113 total bases, all of which are career highs. Fitzgerald also has a career-best seven homers on the year and his RBI total was fourth among the country’s shortstops. Louisville’s run of seven straight seasons with 40 wins in the regular season is the longest such streak in the country. NC State is currently the only program with two straight years of 40-plus regular season wins, although Stanford can reach 40 for the third straight season if it wins one game this weekend against Arizona State. 4. LSU 585 As a program, Louisville owns two conference tournament titles, winning the Big East Championship in 2008 and 2009. LOUISVILLE HITS 40-WIN MARK FOR SEVENTH STRAIGHT SEASONThe Cardinals captured their 40th victory of the season in the opener at Virginia. Louisville has won at least 40 games in seven consecutive years and 12 of 13 seasons with Dan McDonnell at the helm. Prior to McDonnell’s arrival, the program record for victories in a season was 39.     North Carolina 587 Ranked in the top 25 in all six major preseason polls for 2019, the Cardinals have earned a preseason national ranking in 11 straight seasons (2008-2018) overall. Louisville entered the 2019 season ranked fourth in the D1Baseball rankings, eighth in the Perfect Game and USA Today polls, ninth in the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper and NCBWA rankings and 11th by Baseball America. Print Friendly Version 1. Louisville 597 GAME DAY INFORMATION #7 Louisville at ACC Championship Location: Durham, N.C. Venue: Durham Bulls Athletic Park (10,000) Twitter Updates: @LouisvilleBSB Game Notes: Louisville The Rocherster, Illinois, native is one of four ACC shortstops among the final 14, joining Wake Forest’s Patrick Frick, Georgia Tech’s Luke Waddell and NC State’s Will Wilson. 2. Florida State 587 LOUISVILLE LEADS COUNTRY IN WINS SINCE 2007Dan McDonnell took the reins of the Louisville baseball program in 2007. Louisville entered 2019 with the most wins of any Division I program from 2007-18 with 554. Detmers is the second Cardinal to earn the top pitching honor in the ACC, joining Drew Harrington who did it in 2016. The left-hander is the seventh pitcher to win the conference pitcher of the year award under Dan McDonnell and associate head coach Roger Williams. LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Postseason play begins on Wednesday for the top-seeded and seventh-ranked Louisville baseball team, as the Cardinals take on 12th-seeded Boston College at 11:00 a.m., ET at Durham Bulls Athletic Park in North Carolina. UofL will then go up against eighth-seeded Clemson on Thursday in the 11:00 a.m., ET game. The semifinals are set for Saturday, with the championship scheduled for Sunday. All games can be seen on Regional Sports Networks and ACC Network Extra through Saturday, with ESPN2 televising the championship Sunday. Radio coverage will be available on 93.9 The Ville and live scoring is available at GoCards.com. LOUISVILLE IN NATIONAL POLLS EVERY WEEK SINCE START OF 2012Louisville, which surpassed its previous high national ranking of No. 2 (in 2016) with the No. 1 ranking on March 13 and March 20 during the 2017 season, has enjoyed a historic run by remaining ranked in at least one major national poll every week since the release of the 2012 preseason rankings — the longest such span in school history. The Chatham, Illinois, native captured the pitching triple crown this season, leading all ACC qualified pitchers in wins (11), ERA (2.42) and strikeouts (138). He has struck out at least 10 in eight starts and has twice taken a no-hitter into the eighth inning. Through 14 regular season starts, Detmers is already tied for fifth on Louisville’s single season list in wins and second for strikeouts, just eight behind former ACC Player of the Year and Golden Spikes Award winner Brendan McKay.last_img read more

first_imgKolkata: West Bengal Police and State Transport department joined hands to act against overloaded trucks.A few days ago, during administrative review meeting in several districts, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee ordered the police and the administration of the respective districts to take stringent action against over loading. According to the sources, Banerjee was quite annoyed with the overloaded trucks specially the trucks carrying sand. She also expressed her concern about the illegal sand overloading going on since a few months. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeDuring her review meetings she instructed the police and the district administration to act against over loading of trucks. Focusing on the Chief Minister’s order, every district administration has started acting against overloading. In several district, the Motor Vehicles Inspector (MVI) from the concerned Regional Transport Authority (RTA) are keeping a strict vigil with assistance from the state police. During the last one week several overloaded trucks have been detained. The owners have been prosecuted accordingly for driving their trucks in Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedsuch a condition. According to the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI), overloading in the goods vehicles is a menace and a matter of serious concern. A substantial number of the road accident occurs only because of overloading. It causes huge damage and destruction. The damage and destruction of roads call for frequent repairing inflicting burden on state exchequer. The district and Kolkata police are equipped with motor vehicle Acts to lodge cases against the offenders and the vehicles. On Sunday, the police have seized 21 trucks at Ratanpur in Hooghly for allegedly carrying goods beyond permissible weight. Special checking was being held at the Airport traffic guard area in the Bidhannagar Police jurisdiction as it is one of the main entry points to the city. According to the sources, the suspected vehicles are being stopped and handed over to the MVIs by the police. Later, the weights are being measured in weighbridges by the Transport department officials. If any irregularities are found, the trucks get prosecuted as per the law.last_img read more