first_imgIt has been blamed on an unsecured store of ammonium nitrate at the port.The Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) “is deeply saddened and shocked by the tragic events that shook Lebanon yesterday,” the court said in a statement.”The Tribunal expresses its solidarity with the Lebanese people in these difficult times.”The STL issued “a scheduling order postponing the pronouncement of the judgment,” to August 18 ‘Severe threat’ The surviving suspects face life imprisonment if convicted, although sentencing will be carried out at a later date.Both the prosecution and defense can appeal the judgment and sentence, while if a defendant is eventually arrested he can request a retrial.Prosecutors said during the trial that Hariri was assassinated because he was perceived to be a “severe threat” to Syrian control of the country.Hariri was Lebanon’s Sunni premier until his resignation in 2004 over Syria’s role as power-broker in the country.The case was “circumstantial” but “compelling”, prosecutors said, resting on mobile phone records allegedly showing the suspects conducting intense surveillance of Hariri from just after his resignation until minutes before the blast.The court’s flag was flown at half-mast on Wednesday “to honor those who lost their lives, who were wounded and who are still missing as a result of the explosion in Beirut”.At least 4,000 people were injured by the explosion, while dozens of people remain missing as rescue efforts continue.However the court in The Hague rules, the eventual verdict it will not be the end of its work, as it opened a second case last year charging prime suspect Ayyash with terrorism and murder over deadly attacks on politicians in 2004 and 2005. A UN-backed tribunal said Wednesday it had suspended a verdict on the 2005 murder of former Lebanese premier Rafic Hariri following the deadly blast in Beirut.The court’s decision was due on Friday but the ruling has been postponed until August 18, the court said in a statement.The death toll from Tuesday’s huge blast at Beirut port has risen to at least 113, Lebanon’s Health Minister Hamad Hassan said earlier Wednesday. Topics : In absentia Four alleged members of the Shiite Muslim fundamentalist group Hezbollah are on trial in absentia at the court in the Netherlands over the huge Beirut suicide bombing that killed Sunni billionaire Hariri and others in 2005.The judgment harks back to an event that changed the face of the Middle East, with Hariri’s assassination triggering a wave of demonstrations that pushed Syrian forces out of Lebanon after 30 years.The court is billed as the world’s first international tribunal set up to probe terrorist crimes, and it has cost at least $600 million since it opened its doors in 2009 following a UN Security Council resolution.But the tribunal faces doubts over its credibility, with Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah refusing to hand over the defendants and the case relying almost entirely on mobile phone records.The four defendants went on trial in 2014 on charges including the “intentional homicide” of Hariri and 21 others, attempted homicide of the 226 people who were wounded in the bombing, and conspiracy to commit a terrorist act.Salim Ayyash, 56, is accused of leading the team that carried out the bombing, which involved a truck packed full of explosives that detonated near Hariri’s motorcade on February 14, 2005.Assad Sabra, 43, and Hussein Oneissi, 46, allegedly sent a fake video to the Al-Jazeera news channel claiming responsibility on behalf of a made-up group. Hassan Habib Merhi, 54, is accused of general involvement in the plot.The alleged mastermind of the bombing, Hezbollah commander Mustafa Badreddine, was indicted by the court but is believed to have died while fighting with the Syrian government in May 2016.last_img read more

first_imgRandy E. Austin, 57, Greensburg, passed on Monday, August 14, 2017 at his residence in Greensburg. Born, May 10, 1960 in Greensburg, he was the son of Bill J. and Betty J. (Land) Austin.  Randy worked for several years at Delta Faucet in Greensburg.  He then worked in maintenance at Indian Lakes in Batesville.  He was a volunteer at the Metamora Fire Department and he loved to skydive. He is survived by his mother, Betty Austin, Greensburg; his partner of several years, Deborah Castle-Brock; three sons, Shawn (Elizabeth Moles) Austin, Greensburg, Billy Austin, Greensburg, Randy (Nickiea) Austin, Jr., Metamora; two daughters, Rashell (Jeff) Maxie, Laurel, Kaylie Wood, Cincinnati; one brother, Howard (Rae Jean) Austin, Versailles; two sisters, Vietta (Kevin) McKenzie, Greensburg, LeeAnn (Mark) Diekhoff, Greensburg; 12 grandchildren, Daimon, Makenzie, Ava, Jaxxton, Brayden, Claire, Briar, Willow, Tanner, Emmerson, Jagger, Asher. He was preceded in death by his father.  A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, August 20th at 4:00 p.m. at the Metamora Church of God, 20146 US 53, Laurel, IN 47024 with Pastor Wayne Ison officiating. A dinner will be held following the service in the gymnasium hosted by the Metamora Fire Department.  Memorials may be made to the family through the Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.comlast_img read more

first_img They almost had another goal soon after the break as Scott Dann hit the post, while Stoke were denied a penalty after claiming in vain that Joel Ward had handled in the area. A combination of the hosts’ poor finishing and some fine saves from Julian Speroni ensured Palace hung on for the victory as Pardew chalked up yet another decent result in his new job. Particularly good on their travels, the London outfit have won six of 10 league matches since Pardew took charge in January and if they had not already looked assured of safety, Palace certainly do now, sitting 11 points clear of the relegation zone in 11th place – one spot above his former club Newcastle. Stoke, meanwhile, drop a place to ninth. Although Bolasie had an early shot blocked by Ryan Shawcross and also skewed a shot over the bar, it was the hosts who really settled first in the contest. Charlie Adam looped a free-kick goalwards that Speroni punched over the bar, and the Scot then fired wide having collected the ball from a neat Stephen Ireland back-heel. And just before the quarter-hour mark the Potters were in front as another Adam free-kick, this time struck low, took a deflection to sit up nicely for Diouf to stab past Speroni. Soon after, Speroni spilled a cross and Pape Souare managed to get in the way as Peter Crouch attempted to tee up the loose ball for Diouf. The Potters were looking comfortable but Palace issued a warning in the 29th minute when Zaha cut inside with a bit of trickery and fired wide. Zaha was subsequently booked for putting his hands on Geoff Cameron, and the visitors were beginning to get a grip on the game. An equaliser duly arrived – although the goal came in controversial circumstances. Bolasie burst forward, attempting to latch onto a ball from James McArthur, and collided with the out-rushing Begovic in the box. The coming-together, seemingly a 50-50 challenge with Bolasie having quite a high foot and Begovic trying to punch the ball, prompted Marriner to book the Stoke goalkeeper and award a penalty which Murray smashed into the net. Stoke frustrations were evident as they quickly picked up two more yellow cards – one each for Adam and Erik Pieters – before things got even worse for Mark Hughes’ side with Palace snatching the lead. This time, the home side were certainly guilty of shooting themselves in the foot, switching off at the back as Murray flicked on a long punt forward from Speroni. Zaha raced on to it, getting around Pieters and slotting past Begovic. Palace looked to keep up the momentum at the start of the second half and McArthur, moments after being booked for diving in the area, sent an effort swerving wide. The action switched to the other end as Speroni pulled off a point-blank save to deny Diouf, before Jason Puncheon ballooned a decent chance to extend Palace’s advantage off target. Palace continued to press with Bolasie almost punishing a Shawcross error, Dann’s volley connecting with the woodwork and Murray failing to finish at the near post from a Souare cross. Stoke replied by calling Speroni into action again, the Argentinian keeping out a shot from Ireland, who should have done better with the space he had. Potters appeals for handball were dismissed by Marriner when Ward blocked a Diouf shot in the box, and Speroni then did well again to push away an Adam free-kick. Stoke continued to knock on the door thereafter, but the equaliser would not come and their second successive defeat was confirmed. After going a goal down to Mame Biram Diouf’s 14th-minute opener, Palace levelled in the 41st minute through a Glenn Murray penalty awarded contentiously when referee Andre Marriner adjudged Asmir Begovic to have fouled Yannick Bolasie. The Eagles swiftly struck again as Wilfried Zaha punished ponderous Stoke defending to score in first-half stoppage time. Crystal Palace recorded their fourth win in five Barclays Premier League away matches under Alan Pardew as they came from behind to beat Stoke 2-1 at the Britannia Stadium. Press Associationlast_img read more

first_img Real Estate Transfers Week of Sept. 17 – September 18, 2020 Bio Latest Posts Drive-thru flu shot clinics scheduled – September 18, 2020 BASEBALLTuesdayEllsworth 2, Bucksport 1MDI 5, John Bapst 2This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textAt Bangor, Mount Desert Island scored four runs in the seventh inning to rally to victory over John Bapst.Nick Stanley singled twice, and Cordell Soper had a single and two RBIs for MDI. Dylan Collins allowed only four hits with eight strikeouts and one walk to pick up the win.Sam Southwick led John Bapst with two hits while Harrison Dieuveuil and Andrew Jones each knocked in a run.GSA 10, Sumner 0SaturdayDI-S 28, Jonesport-Beals 1 and DI-S 22, Jonesport-Beals 0 (doubleheader)Searsport 15, Sumner 1Old Town 7, MDI 5At Mount Desert Island, the Trojans outhit the Old Town Coyotes 9-7 to stay close throughout the contest, but Old Town prevailed for the win to remain undefeated.Old Town starting pitcher Kaleb Gifford had a three-RBI triple and Eric Hoogterp and Cole Daniel each had two hits. Adam Richardson shut down the MDI rally in the fourth inning and gave up only one hit while striking out five over the final four innings in relief.For MDI, Jack Sasner went 3-for-4 with two doubles and four RBIs. Base hits were also contributed by Riley Swanson, Seth Clark, Jacob Mitchell, Dylan Collin and Ezra Johnson. Cordell Soper doubled and scored. From the mound, Dylan Collin (two innings), Matt Perconti (two innings) and Seth Young (three innings) combined to yield only three earned runs.FridayWA 3, Ellsworth 0At East Machias, Colin Pineo hit a three-run homer in the sixth inning to break a scoreless tie and help Washington Academy hold on for the win.Pitcher Gage Feeney held the Eagles to just two hits while striking out seven. Kyle Taylor added two singles for the Raiders.For Ellsworth, Griffin Nightingale doubled and singled.GSA 17, Dexter 4Sumner 10, Narraguagus 0ThursdayOld Town 1, Ellsworth 0At Ellsworth, Old Town stayed unbeaten behind a shutout performance from Ryan Hoogterp.The Old Town senior scattered six hits, walked one and struck out seven in the complete-game performance. He has singled in the game’s only run in the third inning. Ethan Stoddard chipped in with two singles.Conor Maguire was the pitcher for the Eagles. Devin Wright and Griffin Nightingale each recorded two singles.Bucksport 12, Searsport 2At Bucksport, the Golden Bucks scored four runs in each of the first three innings to pull away for the victory. Leading the way on offense was Carter DeRedin with a two-run single and a three-run homerun.Dylan Soper added two singles and two RBIs while Hayden Craig hAd a double and a single. Jack Cyr had two RBIs.Searsport was led by Barrett Grant with a double, a single and a run scored.WednesdayBucksport 4, Orono 1At Bucksport, Carter DeRedin held Orono to four hits, while striking out 14 batters and giving up one walk.The Golden Bucks were led by Dylan Soper with two singles and an RBI. Hayden Craig added two singles.For Orono, Jackson Coutts had two singles and scored a run. Nate Desisto and Dillion Cyr each had one hit.Sumner 27, DI-S 5SOFTBALLTuesdayBucksport 8, Ellsworth 5At Ellsworth, Sami Goode cranked two, three-run home runs to power Bucksport past Ellsworth.Makenzie Smith hit a double and two singles to support Goode, who struck out 12 and walked three.Abby Lynch led Ellsworth with a triple and single with two RBIs. Callie Hammer added an RBI single.John Bapst 12, MDI 11At Husson University in Bangor, Kayla Massey had a double, two singles and four RBIs to help John Bapst hold on for the win against Mount Desert Island.Gina Cambria added two singles and scored two runs. Maliyan Binette had three singles with an RBI.For the MDI Trojans, Alaina Duley had two singles and a double and knocked in three runs. Katie Guarino (two RBIs) and Avalon Kerley (one RBI) each had a double and a single.Sumner 7, GSA 3At East Sullivan, Sally Lockhart singled and doubled at the plate and pitched a two-hitter with eight strikeouts to power Sumner to victory.Savana Turner collected three singles and Kaitlynn Wilbur singled and doubled for the Tigers.Katrina Limeburner cranked a two-run homer for GSA.SaturdayOld Town 13, MDI 0At Bar Harbor, Rachel Martin pitched a six-inning no-hitter to lead the Old Town Coyotes by the MDI Trojans.Martin faced just 20 batters, striking out 10 and walking one.Martin had two doubles. Lauren Martin chipped in with a single and double while Kayla Madden and Kayla Hayward each added two singles. Hussey chipped in with a double.DI-S 13, Jonesport-Beals 1At Jonesport, Amy Friedell hit a  home run to help the DI-S Mariners roll to a win.Searsport 9, Sumner 2At East Sullivan, right-hander Brittney Ward struck out seven and allowed only five hits to lead Searsport past the Sumner Tigers.Ward sealed her effort with a single and two doubles and Brianna Boyle added two singles.For Sumner, Savanna Turner and Kiandra Barnes each had two singles.FridaySumner 13, Narraguagus 1At East Sullivan, Sumner’s Sally Lockhart gave up only two hits and struck out eight batters to lead the Tigers past Narraguagus.Taya Moore chipped in four singles while Savanna Turner and Kiandra Barnes each doubled and singled.Hannah Alley and Paige Door both singled for Narraguagus.Dexter 11, GSA 2At Dexter, Michaela White hit a home run and drove in three runs to pace the Tigers to victory.Macie Melvin contributed two hits. Pitchers Abbey Jordan and Kolby Kain combined to hold GSA to four hits with Jordan striking out six batters.For GSA, Adrianna Simmons had a hit and scored two runs.Ellsworth 13, WA 9At East Machias, Leah Stevens notched two singles, three RBIs and scored two runs to lead Ellsworth past Washington Academy.Shelby Cote doubled, singled, had an RBI and scored three runs while Hannah Sargent added two singles and drove in two runs for the Eagles.For the Raiders, Rylea Steeves recorded a double, a single, three RBIs and one run scored while Paige Preston had two singles, one RBI and scored two runs. ­­Miranda Mahar had two singles and an RBI.ThursdayBucksport 4, Searsport 3At Bucksport, pitcher Sami Goode held the Vikings to four hits and struck out 11 batters to lead the Bucks past Searsport.Kim Nason had two singles and Julia Zavalza had a single and two RBIs.Alivia Cross had two singles for Searsport.Old Town 13, Ellsworth 3At Ellsworth, Old Town scored five runs in the 5th inning to break open a one-run game and pull away for the win.Mikaya Richards went three for four with a double and scored two runs for the Coyotes. Lauren Martin had two walks and scored three runs. Rachel Martin got the win striking out six.For Ellsworth, Leah Stevens had three hits and scored a run while Callie Hammer and Hannah Sargent each had two singles. Abby Lynch added a two-RBI single.WednesdayBucksport 14, Orono 2At Bucksport, Sami Goode tossed a four-hitter, striking out eight and not walking anyone, as the Golden Bucks beat Orono.Makenzie Smith drove in five runs with a triple and two doubles and Tyler Dupont knocked in three runs with two doubles and a single. Goode had a double and two singles and drove in a run.Lizzie White doubled and Kate Richards had a single and an RBI for Orono.Sumner 16, DI-S 3 Latest posts by (see all) Donald Trump Jr. to host Holden campaign event – September 18, 2020last_img read more

first_imgFor three years, the Cicero-North Syracuse girls basketball team chased West Genesee in the race for area Class AA supremacy, and could not catch them.Now a different team, Baldwinsville, stood in the way of the Northstars, and the Bees brought its 12-0 record and no. 14 state Class AA ranking to C-NS last Friday for the first of two regular-season showdowns.And it proved memorable, with C-NS withstanding all of B”ville’s efforts and, with a timely late run and contributions beyond junior center Jessica Cook, it handed the Bees its first defeat of the season in a 50-45 decision. Tags: C-NSgirls basketballliverpool C-NS countered with a 10-0 run to take the lead for good. Alexandra Miller hit a go-ahead 3-pointer, part of her eight points in the fourth quarter that, along with Mackenzie White’s 11 points, helped the Northstars pull it out.On B’ville’s side, Sydney Huhtala gained 15 points, while Jordan Roy had eight points. Ola Bednarczyk finished with seven points and Kyrah Wilbur got seven points.C-NS arrived at this game with plenty of momentum, generated by last Tuesday’s 46-32 win over West Genesee in their first encounter since the 2019 sectional final.Having seen Mackenzie and Madison Smith graduate, the Wildcats were still 9-3 going into this game, but lacked the combination of firepower and defensive prowess it had enjoyed in recent years.To that end, the Northstars’ defense shut WG down for long stretches of the first half, which allowed C-NS to weather its own early stuggles and lead 20-11 at the break.Even as the Wildcats improved in the second half, the Northstars continued to build its margin, Cook putting up 19 points and getting ample support, too.Alita Carey-Santangelo finished with nine points, while White had eight points and Julia Rowe had six points. Meredith James led WG with 10 points, but C-NS held Catie Cunningham to seven points.While all this was going on, Liverpool looked to get on track after going 3-7 in the first half of the regular season, and had an encouraging effort in last Tuesday’s 59-29 win over Henninger.Starting with a 22-5 first-quarter charge, the Warriors saw Karlyssa Shifflett hit five 3-pointers to account for most of her 17 points.Close behind her, Naveah Wingate had 14 points and nine rebounds, while Melaina Nappa also had 14 points, adding seven rebounds and three assists.As a follow-up on Friday night, Liverpool defeated Corcoran 60-44, this time with Wingate leading the way as she earned 21 points. Michelle Lonczak had nine points, with Sarah Miles adding eight points, Victoria Morgan seven points and Sophie Sageer six points.Naveah Wingate and Melaina Nappa each had 14 points, Wingate getting nine rebounds and Nappa seven rebounds as Sarah Miles earned nine reboundsShare this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story center_img B’ville was effective for most of the game in limiting the Northstars’ production outside of Cook and, in the second quarter, C-NS’s early lead went away, the Bees up 24-19 at the break.Cook would finish with 20 points, many of them in the third quarter to help C-NS regain the lead, but this didn’t discourage the Bees, either.Early in the fourth quarter, the Bees zoomed back in front, 40-35, only to have senior point guard Katie Pascale go to the bench for a long stretch, which proved decisive.last_img read more

first_imgBEN CLASSON/Herald photoHordes of Wisconsin football fans are flocking to Las Vegas this week to eat at cheap buffets, gamble, see a few shows and revel in all else that is Sin City. After the entire experience, the Badger game will be an afterthought to some. Not so for the UW football team. In an effort to take as much of the distraction out of a trip to Las Vegas as possible, head coach Bret Bielema instituted a few changes for the trip.”As far as where we’re going, I don’t see that as a distraction,” Bielema said, adding the team’s hotel is about 45 minutes from Las Vegas’ McCarran International Airport and the Vegas Strip. “It’s a town that you need a little bit of money in order to be a visitor at, and a lot of our guys don’t have that. So one thing [different is] the last time they went to Vegas, they actually drove down the Strip and let them experience (it),” Bielema said. “But maybe I’m a little bit of a dictator, but we’re just going to our hotel, eating dinner, having a meeting and going to bed.” While the players’ curfew has been extended an extra hour Friday night, they won’t be able to use that time to hit up the casinos or nightclubs.”They can watch a movie; that can be their entertainment for the night,” he said.Once game-time finally arrives, the Badgers will have to deal with Travis Dixon, UNLV’s versatile quarterback. In the Rebels’ first game, Dixon racked up 141 yards passing and another 129 yards rushing.”They bring another exciting quarterback to watch, he’s a very versatile player, not only can he run the football very, very well, he gained 140 yards in their opener (and) threw the ball effectively,” Bielema said. Special performancesBielema came away from Saturday’s win impressed with a couple members of UW’s special teams. Kicker Taylor Mehlaff earned special teams MVP honors, but Bielema was also impressed by freshman return man David Gilreath, who had a long punt return of 16 yards and a kickoff return for 26 yards.”I liked him, you know, that’s all coaching,” joked Bielema, who also serves as the team’s special teams’ coach. “You should have seen me trying to simulate that speed around the corner during fall camp.” After Washington State’s opening kickoff sailed out of bounds, the Badgers chose to have the Cougars re-kick the ball instead of taking the penalty and the ball at the 35-yard line. Gilreath ended up returning the following kick to the 39-yard line.”I wanted to make them move back 5 yards and kick it again; I think we only gained four more yards, … but what we did was we put that ball in David’s hands, and he got that first taste of that first return,” Bielema said. Mehlaff, who said all offseason the new NCAA rule that moved kickoffs back 5 yards would help Wisconsin because he would still be able to reach the end zone on his kicks, delivered on his promise. On seven kicks, Mehlaff booted four touchbacks and Washington State averaged just over 20 yards per return. “Taylor Mehlhaff, the way that he kicked the ball, not only with the wind, but into the wind, was amazing,” Bielema said.”I know we had one tackled inside the 20, we had one guy who caught it 4 yards deep and decided to come out with it, and it’s a huge change in field position.”Still seeing redFans can argue back and forth the fashion merits of monochrome uniforms until they are blue — or red — in the face, but the red-on-red uniform combination worn by Wisconsin Saturday seems like it is going to stick around. Two days after announcing that the new home uniform of the Badgers, Bielema stood by his decision, one that apparently was extremely difficult to make.”For like three weeks, that was my last thought every night before I went to bed, I went back and forth,” Bielema said. “I threw it out to my staff, and they unanimously pretty much said, ‘No, don’t do it,’ and so I was really in a turmoil.”Aside from winning decisively in the first game in the uniforms, the new look also earned the approval of a key demographic.”The recruits that were all there loved it, our players liked it, and we played fairly well, so we’ll see where it takes us,” Bielema said.last_img read more

first_imgDube and Lenz will also work with Keck School of Medicine assistant professor of translational genomics Bodour Salhia during the trial. Salhia will collect blood samples from patients to look for molecular biomarkers to identify people who are at high risk for developing severe symptoms. Keck Medicine of USC will launch a clinical trial to study the effects of an anti-inflammatory drug on treating patients with the coronavirus, according to a Wednesday press release from Keck Medicine. The medication, baricitinib, has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat rheumatoid arthritis.  The double-blind study, which will run for three months, is expected to survey the effects of baricitinib on 144 random patients with moderate to severe coronavirus infections from Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center, Keck Hospital of USC and USC Verdugo Hills Hospital. Half of the patients will receive the drug, while the other half will receive a placebo.  Participants will include patients who exhibit moderate to severe symptoms of the coronavirus infection but who have not reached a critical stage requiring intubation. Patients with higher risk factors are also eligible to participate. Inflammation resulting from the virus may be the underlying cause behind severe respiratory complications that require hospitalization and intubation, said Dr. Michael Dube, a Keck Medicine infectious disease specialist and the Keck School of Medicine interim chief of infectious diseases, in the press release. Dube is conducting the trial alongside Heinz-Josef Lenz, associate director of clinical research at the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, who serves as the main investigator in the study. Dube said the researchers hope to start enrolling patients in the study starting Thursday. For some patients, the virus can trigger a cytokine storm, an immune response with a large number of small infection-fighting proteins which in greater quantities can damage tissue and lead to organ failure, Dube said. Research has indicated that baricitinib lowers the levels of certain cytokines.center_img “Our premise is that by using baricitinib to reduce the inflammation, we may be able to slow down the progress of the disease, stop the need for a ventilator and save lives,” Dube said in the press release. In addition to piloting the study, Keck Medicine resumed a limited number of medically necessary and time-sensitive procedures and surgeries at select locations, including Verdugo Hills Hospital and Keck Medical Center, Monday. Nonemergent but medically necessary elective operations, along with gynecological, orthopedic and general surgeries, are some of the services that have resumed and will be expanded May 11.   “The primary problem that is occurring in people who develop critical illness … is excessive inflammation in the body, and that affects the lungs and other organs,” Dube said. “[Baricitinib] appears to be able to affect some of the key inflammation pathways that are leading to critical illness in COVID-19.” In a Monday press release, Keck Medicine said it is resuming services in accordance with public health guidelines. The medical center said it is maintaining the health and safety of its employees by providing personal protective equipment, screening for fevers upon entrance into its facilities, testing patients for the coronavirus at least 72 hours in advance of their procedures and continuing its telemedicine services for nonemergent services. According to Dube, patients with moderate disease have at least one risk factor — age greater than 60, diabetes, morbid obesity or high blood pressure — in addition to the coronavirus and signs of pneumonia. Patients with severe disease have low oxygen levels in their blood.  last_img read more

first_imgThe University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team (12-8-1, 5-2-0-0 Big Ten) continued their impressive play Thursday night, upsetting No. 8 Ohio State (12-5-6, 3-3-1-1) to mark their second straight victory over a Top 10 team.After an exciting weekend in which the Badgers split games with top-ranked rival Minnesota, UW looked to continue its strong Big Ten play in Columbus taking on the eighth-ranked Buckeyes.Hayes: Biegel, Clement could use 2017 Reese’s Senior Bowl to climb NFL draft boardsWhile their careers on the field for Wisconsin may be over, Badger seniors Corey Clement and Vince Biegel have one Read…Wisconsin jumped out to an early lead, a nice response after they found themselves trailing at the end of the first period in both games last weekend. The breakthrough came just 3:24 in on a short-handed goal by captain Luke Kunin, his 15th on the season.The sophomore slotted home a beautiful centering pass from junior defenseman Jake Linhart to extend his point streak to seven games.It didn’t take long for the Badgers to add to their lead, as Cameron Hughes took advantage of a turnover 5:22 later by finding sophomore Matthew Freytag in the middle, who put it past Christian Frey for his second tally of the season.Wisconsin went into the second period on top 2-0, with freshman goalkeeper Jack Berry stopping a perfect seven of the seven shots he faced.OSU pulled back within one goal 4:28 into the second period with a score from Matthew Weis. The game would remain a one-goal contest for the rest of the period and most of the third, before Ryan Wagner put the game out of reach with an empty-net goal in the last minute.The Badgers defense and Jack Berry did well stifling the second-ranked OSU offense, who are averaging 4.09 goals per game this season. Berry finished the game with a .96 save percentage, stopping 26 of the 27 shots he faced to improve his record to 6-4-1 on the year.“Confident, relaxed, doesn’t get rattled,” Granato said about Berry. “It settles our team down. He was outstanding again, certainly the number-one star in the game today.”A nail-biter in New York on Sunday ended in a 3-2 Badger victory and a weekend sweep of the No. 8 Ohio State Buckeyes.After coming off the convincing 3-1 victory two nights before in Columbus, Ohio, the Badgers looked to make it two in a row over the Buckeyes under the lights at Madison Square Garden.Men’s hockey: High-flying offenses square off in pursuit of spot atop the Big TenWisconsin hits the road after a pivotal weekend at the Kohl Center, where the Badgers split with the No. 6 Read…Wisconsin got on the board first when senior forward Aidan Cavallini fired a beautiful wrister over the glove of OSU goaltender Christian Frey, giving the Badgers the 1-0 heading into the first intermission.The rest of the Super Saturday matchup would play out to be a defensive battle as both teams went scoreless in the second period and continued deep into the third.Early in the third, Wisconsin was awarded a five-minute major when OSU’s Josh Healey laid a brutal shot on Wisconsin senior Grant Besse, sending the star forward to the ice, where he eventually had to be helped off.The Badgers would add on an additional two minutes of penalty time when OSU committed a boarding penalty seconds later, but would lose their senior leader for the rest of the game.As the third period pressed on and the power play ensued, the Buckeyes thwarted every shot the Badgers threw their way, ending the Wisconsin advantage with the score locked 1-0.It wasn’t until five minutes remained in regulation when Badger sophomore forward Matthew Freytag found the back of the net with confidence to seal the deal for Wisconsin.The Buckeyes would not be denied so soon, however, as they jumped back into the game with a late power-play goal, cutting the Wisconsin lead to one.Hayes: Biegel, Clement could use 2017 Reese’s Senior Bowl to climb NFL draft boardsWhile their careers on the field for Wisconsin may be over, Badger seniors Corey Clement and Vince Biegel have one Read…As the final two minutes of regulation ensued, the Buckeyes became desperate to even the score. Finally, with a man advantage, an empty net and 16 seconds left, OSU found the back of the net on a deflection to send the game into overtime.“We were sloppy for a while you know, holding onto a 2-1 lead and the bench looked at me as I was trying to deal out instructions and they were like, ‘Okay coach we got this, don’t worry we got this,’” head coach Tony Granato said.The Buckeyes were rolling heading into the extra time but the Badgers weren’t fazed. Neither team could find a hole in their opponent’s defense, and the Big Ten opponents battled it out until junior forward Cameron Hughes whacked in a rebound to end the game and give the Badgers the weekend sweep.“I thought we bounced back great and had jump and the bench still had life and we still believed in ourselves…” Hughes said. “That’s the bottom line, you always have to believe in yourself and good things will happen.”Wisconsin has every right to believe in themselves and their team as they have gone 6-2 in their last eight games, taking down two ranked opponents in Minnesota and OSU.In a high-flying Big Ten conference, the Badgers have proved they are here to stay. The win moved UW into a tie for first in the conference, solidifying the return of Badger hockey.last_img read more

first_imgScottish Premiership outfit Aberdeen are in Slovenia to play Maribor.That tie is locked at 1-1 . John Caufield’s side trail 1-0 from the first leg last week. Ex-Cork City, Limerick and Republic of Ireland midfielder Joe Gamble says the large home support will be a factor in a possible change of tactics for the hosts…Staying with the Europa league, West Ham host  Slovenian team Domzale at the Olympic Stadium in London.The Hammers are 2-1 down going into the match, which starts at 7.45.last_img read more

first_imgMeet four local authors of young adult novels, Kim Derting, Megan Bostic, Helen Landalf and Jennifer Shaw Wolf, who show by example that you don’t have to live in New York to be published by a major publishing house. In a panel presentation the writers will talk about their debut novels, writing process, and path to publication. The authors will also take questions, and books will be available t for purchase and signing. The presentation takes place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Friday, January 11 at the Olympia Timberland Library.The authors and their booksKimberly Derting –”The Body Finder” series (HarperTeen) and “The Pledge” trilogy (Margaret K. McElderry)The Body Finder Series:  “The Body Finder”; “Desires of the Dead”; “The Last Echo” and “Dead Silence” (Coming April 16)Violet strained to see into the lake below. She had never seen anything like it, and she knew that the spectrum of light was defying its very nature by behaving in that way. It could be only one thing. There was something dead down there. The novels in the suspenseful series revolve around Violet’s ability to hear the echoes that the murdered dead leave behind in the world, and the imprints that attach to their killers.The Pledge Trilogy:  “The Pledge” and “The Essence” (Publication date, January 1, 2013)In a dystopian kingdom where the classes are separated by the languages they speak, and speaking the language of a member of a higher class is a capital crime, Charlaina “Charlie” Hart has a secret gift that is revealed when she meets a mysterious young man named Max—she has always been able to understand the languages of all classes.Kimberly Derting fell in love with writing when she casually signed up for Journalism as her seventh grade elective. She lives in the Pacific Northwest, which she says is the ideal place to be writing anything dark or creepy. Her website is Megan Bostic – “Never Eighteen” (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)“I had the dream again. The one where I’m running. I don’t know what from or where to, but I’m scared, terrified really…” Austin Parker is never going to see his eighteenth birthday. But in the short time he has left there’s one thing he can do: He can try to help the people he loves live, even though he never will. It’s probably hopeless. But he has to try.Megan Bostic thrives on challenges and has recorded her path to publication in a humorous, yet personal video series, “Chronicles of an Aspiring Writer”, viewable at Bostic is an avid blogger, a Vine Reviewer for Amazon, and a member of numerous online writing forums. She lives in Tacoma. Her website is Landalf – “FLYAWAY” (Harcourt / Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)Stevie Calhoun is 15 and knows how to take care of herself. Her mom has disappeared for days at a time before. So why is Aunt Mindy making such a big deal of it now? Mom will return and promise to never see Drake and his meth again. With a mix of humor and heartbreak, “Flyaway” is a contemporary novel that takes a frank, hopeful look at victims of addiction and their right to a safe and heartening future.Helen Landalf is also the author of two picture books, including the award-winning “The Secret Night World of Cats,” which was illustrated by her autistic brother, Mark Rimland, as well as five nonfiction books. She lives in Seattle. Her website is Shaw Wolf – “Breaking Beautiful” (Walker Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing)Allie can’t remember the night Trip died. She knows they were driving on the cliff road. That Trip lost control. That she woke up later broken and bruised. That somehow, she survived. Allie lost everything, including her memory of the event. As their small town mourns his death, Allie is afraid to remember because doing so means delving into what she’s kept hidden for so long: the horrible reality of their abusive relationship.Jennifer Shaw Wolf always wanted to be a writer. She wrote her first book for her little brother, sewed the pages together and had one of her friends illustrate it. Her new book, “Shard of Glass” will be published by Walker in 2013. Wolf grew up on a farm in Idaho and now lives in Lacey. Her website is www.jennifershawwolf.comThe Olympia Timberland Library is located at 313 8th Avenue SE, Olympia. For more information, contact the library at (360) 352-0595 or visit Facebook1Tweet0Pin0last_img read more