Blue Angels can still soar over Bay Area

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO – An attempt to ban the Blue Angels’ annual aerobatics display over San Francisco during Fleet Week has failed. A Board of Supervisors committee on Monday rejected 2-1 a measure that would have called for a permanent end to the show, which thrills thousands every year but has drawn criticism from anti-war activists and has raised safety questions. Supervisor Chris Daly, who proposed the ban, promised to continue pushing it. Daly noted that 26 crew members have died in incidents since 1946 when the Navy formed the flight demonstration team. In April, a Blue Angel F/A-18 Hornet jet crashed during a performance in Beaufort, S.C., killing the pilot, injuring eight people and damaging several homes. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “Think about what would happen if there was a crash in San Francisco,” he said.last_img read more

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Rangers hit with five SFA charges over Collum comments

first_imgRangers have been charged on five counts by the SFA for their comments regarding referee Willie Collum.The Ibrox club were critical of the match official’s display in their 2-0 Premiership win over St Mirren, during which winger Daniel Candeias saw red.Candeias received a second booking for what was later clarified as “unsporting behaviour” towards Anton Ferdinand after blowing a kiss in the Buddies defender’s direction whilst celebrating a goal.The Light Blues hit out at Collum in a strongly worded statement, voicing their intent to submit a formal complaint over his display. Manager Steven Gerrard labelled the decision to send off Candeias an “embarrassing” one.Now, the SFA have handed Rangers a notice of complaint, with five charges detailed.These include:Rangers have until December 4 to respond, with a hearing set for December 19.last_img read more

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Novel approach to promote Jane Austen’s links to Donegal

first_imgDonegal’s connections to relatives of beloved classic novelist Jane Austen are set to be included in new local tourism brochures for 2019.Three of Austen’s nieces – Marianne, Louisa and Cassandra Knight – lived in the region in the 1800s and are buried in Letterkenny and Ramelton.Letterkenny’s connection to Jane Austen was a main focus of the Cathedral Quarter Literary Festival in 2017 and her niece’s graves are still visited today. Cllr Jimmy Kavanagh raised a motion at the Letterkenny Municipal District meeting this week to propose further promotion of the area’s links to Jane Austen in tourism publications.Cllr Kavanagh also called for signs to be erected in the graveyards to direct visitors to the women’s graves.“There is worldwide interest in Jane Austen and there are societies dedicated to her around the world. I think her links to the area is something that we don’t exploit enough,” Cllr Kavanagh said.Cllr Kavanagh pointed to Buncrana’s ‘Amazing Grace Country’ branding as an example of how cultural connections can be marketed for a region. “I’m not saying that we’d have tourists flocking in their thousands if we promote that Austen’s nieces are buried here, but I think it should be included in tourism guides,” Cllr Kavanagh said.The motion was passed, but not all councillors were on the same page.Cllr Dessie Shiels said connecting Jane Austen to Letterkenny through her family was “scraping the barrel a bit”.He questioned why tourism materials should “promote a deceased author who was never in the town”, adding: “I would like to see what the brochure is going to say before I can support this.”Cllr Shiels said that he has lived in Letterkenny for 42 years and never heard about Austen’s nieces. Cllr Gerry McMonagle, who seconded the motion, called on councillors to look at the spirit of the proposal and recognise that the historical insight could bring more visitors to the town.May, Lou and Cass, as they were known, were the daughters of Jane Austen’s older brother, Edward.In 1834, Cass married Lord George Hill, who owned vast amounts of land in north-west Donegal. They moved to Ballyarr House in Ramelton, and the Georgian estate remains there to this day.Cass died in 1842, shortly after giving birth to their fourth child. Her sister Louise moved to Donegal to bring up the children, and Marianne followed later. The two sisters are buried together in Tully Graveyard near Ballyarr. Cass is buried alongside Lord Hill in the graveyard of Conwal Parish Church at the top of the Church Lane Letterkenny.Novel approach to promote Jane Austen’s links to Donegal was last modified: October 11th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Cathedral QuarterCllr Jimmy Kavanaghjane austenLetterkenny Municipal Districtnovelistlast_img read more

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Rafters add pair of New Mexico commits

first_imgFor the Rapids City TimesWISCONSIN RAPIDS – The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters announced the signing of Odessa College infielders Harry Fullerton and Mason McLenna, both committed to the University of New Mexico.McLennaOriginally from Sydney, Australia, Fullerton hit .361 with a .453 on-base percentage last year as a freshman. In his first year, he also collected 64 RBIs and 23 stolen bases, while slugging .541. Through 28 games this season, Fullerton is off to a strong start batting .412 and slugging .688. The 6-0 righty has 25 RBIs, 10 stolen bases, and 4 home runs. At De La Salle Cronalla High, Fullerton hit .550 and was a two-time Golden Glove Award winner, as well as High School Athlete of the Year.“I can’t wait for the summer. It’s going to be my first summer ball season ever, so it’s going to be an amazing experience for me,” Fullerton said. “I’m extremely grateful for the opportunity to play every day in a high-quality league. Hopefully we can win a championship.”McLenna also had a successful freshman campaign at the plate for Odessa. The right-handed hitter posted 59 RBIs, a .413 on-base percentage, and a .330 batting average. McLenna also had a .887 fielding percentage in 2018. The 6-2 infielder is currently hitting .429 as a sophomore with a .484 on-base percentage and a .675 slugging percentage. McLenna has knocked in 24 runs and stolen 13 bases. The Austin, TX, native attended Hyde Park High School where he was an All-District athlete and helped the team win a district title.Fullerton“I am really looking forward to playing ball with some talented guys in one of the top summer leagues in the country,” McLenna said. “Just receiving the opportunity to play for the Rafters is exciting.”Fullerton and McLenna announced their commitment to play at New Mexico in November 2018 and were a key part of the Wranglers’ 2018 run to the NJCAA Region V Tournament. The pair will spend the summer in Wisconsin Rapids before joining the Lobos for the 2019-2020 school year.last_img read more

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RCRD LBL Goes Live, Crashes Immediately

first_img4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… At RDCRD LBL’s launch 10 record labels are participating so the selection is limited. I’m not hip enough to have heard of more than just a few of these bands, but I’ll check them out once the site is up. Comparisons to the awful SpiralFrog, another ad-supported music site that was more or less born dead, fall short; SpiralFrog is thoroughly locked down with DRM and it’s full of bands you’ve heard of before. Peter Rojas, the man who was present at the founding of both of the two most linked-to blogs on the internet (Engadget and Gizmodo), launched the online music site he’s working on today. Called RCRD LBL (record label without the vowels, you know how unhip vowels are, why not get rid of them all?) the site hasn’t been accessible since it went live. Update: Rojas stopped by to leave a comment saying the site was back up and sure enough it is. I’m getting a musical education already. The RCRD LBL site, bless its overworked little heart, was designed by New York’s Gelo Factory, who have worked on a variety of projects ranging from the Rhizome art community blog to the social site of the AARP. Related Posts Tags:#music#web Music can be downloaded, it can be streamed and it can be listened to through a widget embedded on any web page or on the OSX dashboard. marshall kirkpatrick None the less, here’s the details. RCRD LBL will provide free, DRM-free music for download and streaming. It will be ad supported and the company simply asks on its site that you not reuse the music for commercial purposes. We’ll see how well that works, but there’s really no viable alternative. “In a world where many people get their music for free,” the folks behind the experiment say, “we wanted to create a site where bands we loved could put their music out there for free AND get paid for it.”last_img read more

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Maine Defines “Marijuana Product” for Retail

first_imgMaine added the the term “marijuana product” to its retail marijuana laws and updated the meaning of the term “retail marijuana product”.The Maine Legislature passed the amending bill on August 2, 2017, in an emergency override of Maine Gov. Paul LePage’s veto.New Tax Definitions for Marijuana Products“Marijuana product” means concentrated marijuana or a product made of marijuana and other ingredients when the product is made to be used by consumers. A “marijuana product” includes:an edible marijuana product,a marijuana ointment, anda marijuana tincture.A “retail marijuana product” includes a “marijuana product” that is distributed or sold by a properly licensed establishment or social club.10% Tax on Marijuana in MaineAs of February 1, 2018, Maine will require sellers to add a 10% tax to retail sales of marijuana.L.D. 1641 (H.P. 1132), Laws 2017, effective August 2, 2017Login to read more tax news on CCH® AnswerConnect or CCH® Intelliconnect®.Not a subscriber? Sign up for a free trial or contact us for a representative.last_img read more

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Command Web adding jobs in Jeff City

first_imgA Jefferson City employer is adding some jobs.Command Web, the plant that prints paperbacks for Scholastic, is expanding, says Missy Bonnot.“They are starting already, hiring about 50 employees, and [also] brought in some new equipment [to] start a 50 million dollar project.”The JC Chamber’s Bonnot says Command Web prints about 200 million books a year. They’re in the process of adding new presses and book-binding equipment, along with additional staff.last_img

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Di Francesco critical of Roma

first_imgEusebio Di Francesco says he did not get the response he was looking for from his Roma players as they were beaten 2-1 by Viktoria Plzen in the Champions League.Roma were already assured of their place in the last 16 but headed to the Czech Republic without a win in four matches in all competitions.And despite equalising through Cengiz Under after Jan Kovarik had opened the scoring, Tomas Chory clinched the three points for the home side, who progressed to the Europa League as a result. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! “These games help us to reflect and I did not get the response I wanted,” Di Francesco told Sky Sport Italia.”To play for Roma we all must produce more, starting from the coach. They were able to get the better of us too often.”We started well, controlling the ball, but then allowed them to cause us big problems and we cannot afford that, even if for Viktoria Plzen it was the last-chance saloon.”I don’t know if it’s a general period of difficulty, but it’s true to say we didn’t defend collectively.The referee blows the final whistle.2-1 | #PlzenRoma pic.twitter.com/h2nkDnQiCw — AS Roma English (@ASRomaEN) December 12, 2018 “The biggest fault is to concede too much and not defend consistently. It allowed Plzen to get the better of us and that should not happen.”We expect a different performance from everyone, I wouldn’t talk about individuals.”I cared more about the performance than the result today. We have to look forward and everyone must show more, put themselves up to the challenge.”Roma host Genoa in Serie A on Sunday, hoping to improve on their position of eighth in the league table.last_img read more

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Watch: Wasteful Sydney FC miss chance to win

first_imgAFC Champions League Wasteful Sydney FC miss chance to beat Shanghai Shenhua Harry West Last updated 1 year ago 03:45 22/2/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) AFC Champions League Cerezo Osaka v Guangzhou Evergrande Suwon Bluewings v Kashima Antlers Buriram United v Jeju United Shanghai Shenhua v Sydney Suwon Bluewings Buriram United Kashima Antlers Sydney Jeju United Guangzhou Evergrande Cerezo Osaka Shanghai Shenhua There were wins for Kashima Antlers and Jeju United in the AFC Champions League while Shanghai Shenhua and Sydney FC shared the spoils. Kashima Antlers took top spot in AFC Champions League Group H as Mu Kanazaki’s brace earned his side a 2-1 win at Suwon Bluewings on Wednesday.The visitors forged ahead in the eighth minute as Kanazaki slotted home from Yasushi Endo’s sensational first-time pass, but Suwon wasted a golden chance to level as Leo Silva fouled Waguininho in the box only for Dejan Damjanovic to see his weak spot-kick saved by Kwoun Sun-tae.Kanazaki had his second shortly before the hour, heading in on the line after Yuma Suzuki had nodded across the face of goal, and Cristovam’s 89th-minute strike through the legs of Kwoun was scant consolation. Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Kashima have four points from two matches while Suwon have three with Shanghai Shenhua and Sydney FC on two and one respectively following their 2-2 draw.FULL-TIME | @bluewingsfc (KOR) 1-2 @atlrs_official (JPN)Kashima Antlers hang on to defeat Suwon Samsung Bluewings and bag the three points! #ACL2018 #SSBvKSM pic.twitter.com/V7iaEhCrCf — AFC Champions League (@TheAFCCL) February 21, 2018 Shanghai took the lead midway through the first half as the experienced Obafemi Martins bundled home at the front post from Li Yunqiu’s low cross, but within eight minutes Sydney had turned it around.Luke Wilkshire converted the rebound after Li Shuai saved Bobo’s header and Milos Ninkovic showed fine footwork to tee up Alex Brosque, who smashed high into the roof of the net.The hosts were level before the break, however, as Andrew Redmayne punched Bai Jiajun’s cross to the edge of the area, where Fredy Guarin cushioned a calm volley beyond the despairing dive of the scrambling goalkeeper.In Group G, Jeju United won 2-0 at Buriram United thanks to goals in the opening 21 minutes – Lee Chang-min’s fine 25-yard strike and Magno Cruz’s successful penalty after Jakkaphan Kaewprom had fouled Jin Seong-uk.The other fixture in that group, between Cerezo Osaka and two-time champions Guangzhou Evergrande, ended 0-0.It’s extremely tight in #ACL2018 Group G after two games played! pic.twitter.com/WKRXD55WUz — AFC Champions League (@TheAFCCL) February 21, 2018last_img read more

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Orlando City 2018 season preview

first_imgMLS Orlando City 2018 season preview: Roster, projected lineup, schedule, national TV and more Thomas Floyd @thomasfloyd10 Last updated 1 year ago 00:18 27/2/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Dom Dwyer Orlando City Bill Streicher/USA Today MLS Orlando City Sacha Kljestan, Justin Meram and Oriol Rosell are among the signings brought in this offseason as a new-look Lions squad eyes the postseason If Orlando City again fails to make the playoffs in 2018, the club certainly won’t have complacency to blame.Perhaps no MLS team reinvented itself more this offseason than Jason Kreis’ Lions, who parted ways with club icons Kaka and Cyle Larin while bringing in a host of newcomers, including proven MLS standouts Sacha Kljestan, Justin Meram and Oriol Rosell.Orlando still hasn’t been to the MLS playoffs since entering the league in 2015, but there’s no doubting the club’s ambitions this year. Entering his second full season the job, Kreis will surely be feeling the pressure to end that drought and bring postseason soccer to Central Florida. Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp How did Orlando City perform in 2017?Kaka Orlando City2017 finish: 10th in Eastern Conference (10-15-9), missed the playoffsA 6-1-0 start seemed to place Orlando among the Eastern Conference contenders, but the Lions promptly fell off a cliff. Kreis’ side managed just four wins the rest of the season, going 0-6-2 from July through early September and ultimately finishing 11 points out of a playoff spot.Orlando City’s key offseason lossesKaka Cyle Larin Orlando CityBrazilian legend Kaka announced his retirement after three MLS seasons, having faded into a bit-part player down the stretch last season. He was followed through the exit door by leading scorer Cyle Larin, who prompted a messy divorce from Orlando by forcing through a move to Besiktas.While Kaka and Larin were the two biggest names to leave Orlando, the housecleaning was exhaustive: part-time starters Jose Aja, Tommy Redding, Antonio Nocerino, Servando Carrasco, Giles Barnes and Carlos Rivas have moved on as well.Orlando City’s key offseason additionsSacha Kljestan New York Red BullsThe headliner is Sacha Kljestan, who arrived via a trade with the New York Red Bulls following back-to-back seasons leading MLS in assists. Justin Meram, meanwhile, was acquired from the Columbus Crew after notching a career-high 13 goals in 2017.Orlando also was busy with signings from abroad. Paraguayan playmaker Josue Colman, 19, has joined as a young designated player, while veteran Senegalese center back Lamine Sane was brought in from Werder Bremen to solidify a leaky defense. But the most influential addition could be former Sporting Kansas City defensive midfielder Oriol Rosell, who joined Orlando after a stint with Sporting CP.Libya international Mohamed El-Munir is a candidate to win the job at left back, while Amro Tarek, R.J. Allen, Jose Villarreal and Stefano Pinho have been signed as depth. The club also added two midfield prospects, acquiring the homegrown rights to Cam Lindley from Chicago and taking Chris Mueller sixth overall in the MLS draft.Full Orlando City roster entering 2018 seasonJonathan Spector Joe Bendik Orlando City MLS 04292017Goalkeepers: Joe Bendik, Earl Edwards Jr., Adam Grinwis, Mason StajduharDefenders: R.J. Allen, Pierre Da Silva, Mohamed El-Munir, Victor “P.C.” Giro, Lamine Sane, Jonathan Spector, Scott Sutter, Amro Tarek, Donny ToiaMidfielders: Josue Colman, Cristian Higuita, Will Johnson, Sacha Kljestan, Richie Laryea, Cameron Lindley, Justin Meram, Dillon Powers, Tony Rocha, Oriol Rosell, Jose Villarreal, Yoshimar YotunForwards: Dom Dwyer, Chris Mueller, Stefano PinhoOrlando City’s projected starting lineupOrlando City projected XIBendik is locked in as the No. 1 between the posts, and Sane figures to partner with Spector in central defense while Tarek provides depth. Sutter and El-Munir should be favored to start at fullback, though Allen and Toia are established options.Whether Kreis goes with a 4-2-3-1, 4-4-2 diamond or something else entirely, Rosell can be expected to sit in front of the back line. Yotun will be shaded toward the left, and Kljestan should play as a No. 10. Meram and Colman are versatile enough to play out wide or in central attacking roles. Expect Higuita, Powers and Johnson to be in the mix for midfield minutes, as well.Having shared the front line with Larin following his midseason arrival, Dwyer can now play the lone striker role he flourished in with Kansas City. If Kreis does play a 4-4-2, Meram and Pinho are the top options to partner with Dwyer up top.Orlando City’s national TV coverageOrlando City fansNew York City FC vs. Orlando City – Saturday, March 17, at 3:30 p.m. ET on UnivisionOrlando City vs. New York Red Bulls – Saturday, March 31, at 1 p.m. ET on UniMasOrlando City vs. Portland Timbers – Sunday, April 8, at 4 p.m. ET on ESPNPhiladelphia Union vs. Orlando City – Friday, April 13, at 8 p.m. ET on ESPNColorado Rapids vs. Orlando City – Sunday, April 29, at 4 p.m. ET on ESPNOrlando City vs. Atlanta United – Sunday, May 13, at 6 p.m. ET on FS1Atlanta United vs. Orlando City – Saturday, June 30, at 7 p.m. ET on ESPNLos Angeles FC vs. Orlando City – Saturday, July 7, at 4:30 p.m. on FoxOrlando City vs. New York City FC – Thursday, July 26, at 8 p.m. ET on ESPNLA Galaxy vs. Orlando City – Sunday, July 29, at 9:30 p.m. ET on FS1D.C. United vs. Orlando City – Sunday, Aug. 12, at 6 p.m. ET on FS1Orlando City vs. Atlanta United – Friday, Aug. 24, at 8 p.m. ET on ESPNChicago Fire vs. Orlando City – Sunday, Sept. 16, at 5 p.m. ET on FS1last_img read more

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