Toolson’s combine for 35, Utah Valley gets 3rd in Vegas

May 8, 2021 0 Comments

first_imgNovember 21, 2018 /Sports News – Local Toolson’s combine for 35, Utah Valley gets 3rd in Vegas Written by Associated Press FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLAS VEGAS (AP) — Jake Toolson scored 20 points, Conner Toolson added 15 and Utah Valley led throughout the second half to defeat Long Beach State 87-72 Wednesday in the consolation final of the MGM Main Event’s Middleweight bracket.Long Beach State, led by Deishuan Booker’s 29 points, came as close as 57-51 with about nine minutes remaining. But the Wolverines (3-3) slammed the brakes on the rally, as Conner Toolson and Ben Nakwaasah drained back-to-back 3-pointers around a Long Beach State turnover, to start a 13-2 run.Conner Toolson, Isaiah White and Nakwaasah each had three from distance and Jake Toolson two as Utah Valley made 11 3s. The Wolverines shot 58 percent overall, 29 of 50, dominated the boards 41-21 and had seven steals.Baylee Steele added 14 points and 10 rebounds, his second career double-double, for Utah Valley.Long Beach State (2-4) harried Utah Valley into 21 turnovers, but only turned them into 12 points. Tags: Conner Toolson/Jake Toolson/MGM Resorts Main Event/UVU Wolverines Basketballlast_img read more

Greggs’ sales boosted by lower costs

April 20, 2021 0 Comments

first_imgLike-for-like sales (LFLs) at Greggs, the BB75 bakery retailer, have increased by 3.7% – helped by weaker comparatives and lower cost inflation.In an interim management statement for the 17 weeks to 26 April 2014, Greggs said total sales were up 4%, driven by improved availability of fresh sandwiches, longer opening hours and the lower-than-expected cost inflation.In the same period last year, the key performance indicator of LFLs was -4.4%, as Greggs’ trade was hit by the poor weather and snow.In a statement the company said: “Market conditions remain highly competitive, but we are encouraged by the performance in the year to date. We have delivered continuing improvement in like-for-like sales, albeit against the weak comparatives of last year, and strong cost control.Challenging“The second half is likely to be more challenging as we come up against relatively stronger sales comparables and likely cost inflation. Overall we expect to deliver satisfactory financial results for the year and good further strategic progress.”The company also confirmed it had finished the consultation period at 79 in-store bakeries and the majority would be shut by the end of the year.During the period Greggs closed 28 shops, opened 20 new ones and refitted 66 sites. The company also benefited from its closure programme by selling freehold properties for £1.4m.Commenting on the lower costs, Greggs said: “Cost control has been strong in the year to date and input cost inflation has been lower than we have experienced in recent years. As a result there has been some benefit to margin in the period. The business remains highly cash-generative and maintains a strong balance sheet position.”last_img read more

Motorcyclist, 27, Killed in Huntington Station Crash

December 18, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 27-year-old motorcyclist was killed Friday in a two-car crash in his hometown of Huntington Station, Suffolk County police said. The tragic crash occurred at approximately 5:30 p.m. on Walt Whitman Road, police said. The motorcyclist, Brett Rainey, was riding a 2000 Yamaha northbound when he struck a 2002 Chrysler Town and Country minivan traveling southbound. The motorcycle and minivan collided as the 18-year-old driver of the Chrysler attempted to turn left into a parking lot, police said. Rainey was transported to Huntington Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said. The driver of the minivan and his three male passengers were not injured in the crash, police said. The driver remained at the scene following the collision, police said. Both vehicles were impounded for safety checks, police said. The investigation is continuing.last_img read more

One of four Minneapolis police charged over Floyd’s death posts bail

October 19, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgProtests flared for a 16th day on Wednesday, with many activists calling for a ban on choke holds and other methods of restraint used by police.Police have also been criticized for heavy-handed tactics against protesters in various places. Indiscriminate use of tear gas, flash grenades, and many incidents of police hitting protesters with batons have been recorded.Protesters in Portland, Oregon, flooded city-center streets late on Wednesday blocking traffic. Media reported a crowd of more than 1,000 calling for the resignation of the mayor.Protesters in Portsmouth, Virginia, defaced a Confederate monument and a man was injured when the structure tumbled down, a reporter with WAVY News said on Twitter.Chauvin remains in jail in lieu of $1.25 million bail. The other officers, Tou Thao and J. Alexander Kueng, remain in jail in lieu of $750,000 bail and charges each of aiding and abetting second-degree murder and aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter.In Minnesota, pleas are not entered in preliminary hearings.Lane’s next hearing is scheduled for June 29, and his attorney is planning to file a motion to dismiss the charges, media reported.Topics : One of the four former white Minneapolis police officers who were charged over the death of George Floyd, 46, a black man whose death in custody set off protests for police reform and racial justice, was released on bail on Wednesday.Former officer Thomas Lane, 37, who had been held on $750,000 bail was freed from Hennepin County jail, sheriff’s office records showed.He was one of the three police officers charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder and aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter in Floyd’s death on May 25. A fourth officer, Derek Chauvin, was videotaped pressing his knee to Floyd’s neck as he gasped “I can’t breathe” and called for his mother before he died. Chauvin was charged with second-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.All four officers have been fired from the Minneapolis police department.Lane’s attorney, Earl Gray, did not immediately return telephone phone calls to Reuters on Wednesday night but Gray has told media that his client tried to help Floyd.Gray told the Minneapolis Star-Tribune that there was an online fundraiser for Lane on social media, soliciting PayPal contributions. The site has since been taken down.last_img read more

Ice hockey Bees beat Syracuse, win Bobby Conklin Tournament

September 17, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgIn the 14 years since that fateful day in November 2005 when Bobby Conklin lost his life in an automobile accident, the Baldwinsville ice hockey team has made sure the memory of its fallen captain remains fresh.And the biggest tribute was naming the Bees’ season-opening tournament in Conklin’s honor.So it was that B’ville hockey set out again in 2019-20, starting with the Bobby Conklin Memorial Tournament and, in the championship game, an opportunity to knock out the reigning state Division I champions – which it did. The Syracuse Cougars had defeated the Bees in last winter’s Section III Division I semifinal on the way to that state title, but had seen heavy graduation losses.What’s more, Syracuse, who had started this season 1-2, nearly didn’t make it out of its opening-round game Friday against Liverpool, needing a controversial goal in the last seconds of regulation and a shootout to get past the Warriors.By contrast, B’ville had sailed through its opening-round game against Fulton, getting a 3-0 shutout that involved a single goal in each period and 13 saves from goaltender Brad O’Neill. Tags: Baldwinsvilleice hockeycenter_img A single line was responsible for the Bees’ attack, Alex Pompo assisting on all three goals – two of them by Braden Lynch, the other by Luke Hoskin.Now, in Saturday’s final, it was B’ville against Syracuse, and quite unlike a season ago, the Bees found success, though it was nervous until the final horn of a 3-2 victory over the Cougars.It all began with Lynch, who three different times solved Syracuse’s defense. Twice, he netted goals, and on another occasion he found Matt Carner, who converted as Hoskin assisted on one of Lynch’s tallies.So it was 3-0 in B’ville’s favor going to the third period, but the Cougars weren’t done. Nelson Jones netted on one goal and assisted on another, by Kaleb Benedict, cutting the Bees’ margin to one.But the defense made sure it did not go to OT again, and O’Neill, far busier than he was against Fulton, stopped 27 of the 29 shots he faced to help the Bees snare the first-place trophy.B’ville would take a 2-0 record into Tuesday’s game against Liverpool, who had edged Fulton in another shootout to get third place in the Conklin Tournament. The Bees are home again Friday to face Whitesboro.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story last_img read more

Milo U13 Champions League: Nkawkaw Methodist wins Zone 4

August 29, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgIt was the turn of Great Accra, Eastern, Volta and the Oti Regions to have their crack at the competition and have representatives for the National finals to be held at the Paa Joe Park in Kumasi.With the national defending champions coming from this zone, it was always going to be a mouthwatering zonal competition – Redeem D/A Primary from the Oti Region won the national championship in 2018.Participating SchoolsGreater AccraPrampram PresbyAmasaman M/AAshiaman No4Akweiman D/AAtiwoto M/AVolta RegionAgovie L/AMafi Zongo E.PWusuta L/AAvatime Biakpe R/COti RegionKrasec L/A BasicRedeem D/A PrimaryEastern RegionNkwakwa MethodistCoral Gray InternationalAsrebuso D/A PrimaryNkwakwa St. AnthonyApinamang Blessing BasicIt was the turn of the Technical Director of the Ghana Football Association, coach Oti Akenteng, the former striker of the Black Stars, Augustine Arhinful and Assistant coach of the female U17 team, coach Baba Huhu Mallam to take the kids through the soccer clinic.The soccer clinic was geared towards equipping and helping the kids through drills, dribbling, teamwork and agility test – with high expectations, the clinic commenced with over 600 non-participating schools in and around the Kpando community.The 16 participating schools were taken through validity checks by the director of PE of the Ghana Education Service, Mr. Emmanuel Dormenya, on the eve before the championship kicks off.The regional groupings were done with two fields required for the first day’s activities. Kpando Technical and Bishop Herman College were respectively used for the competition.Group standings after the first round of games were played at both venues to determine those making the next phase of the competition;Eastern RegionNO      TEAMS   P       W       D       L       GF      GA      GD      PTS1       Nkwakaw Methodist 4     2       2       0       3       1       2       102       Asrebuso D/M Primary    4       2       2       1       5       2       3       73       Coral Gray Intl. School 4       1       2       1       2       2       0       64       Nkwakaw St. Anthony     4       1       2       1       2       2       0       55       Apinamang Blessing 4    0       0       4       0       7       -7      0Greater Accra RegionNO      TEAMS   P       W       D       L       GF      GA      GD      PTS1       Akweiman D/A Primary 4  3       1       0       6       1       5       102       Prampram Presby Basic 4 2       1       1       6       4       2       83       Amasaman M/A Primary    4       1       1       2       5       5       0       54       Atiwoto M/A Primary     4       1       1       2       2       4       -2      45       Ashaiman No. 4 Primary  4       1       0       3       2       7       -5      3Volta RegionNO      TEAMS   P       W       D       L       GF      GA      GD      PTS1       Wusuta L.A Primary      3       1       1       1       3       2       1       52       Avatime  Biakpa R.C. Primary    3       1       2       0       1       0       1       53       Mafi Zongo E.P Primary  3       1       1       1       3       4       -1      44       Agorvie L.A Primary     3       1       0       2       1       3       -2      3Oti RegionNO      TEAMS   P       W       D       L       GF      GA      GD      PTS1       Krasec L.A Primary      2       2       0       0       8       1       7       62       Redeem D/A Primary      2       0       0       2       1       8       -7      0Nkawkaw Methodist from the Eastern Region, Akweiman D/A from the Greater Accra, Wusuta D/A from the Volta Region and Krasec L/A Primary from the newly created Oti Region completed the top four teams for the semis – all four automatically makes it to the national championship to be held in Kumasi.A zonal champion had to be determined and after the draws; it was Nkawkaw Methodist against Krasec L/A while Akweiman D/A were scheduled to face Wusuta L/A Primary from the Volta Region.It took the penalty shootout to determine the winner in the first semis between Nkawkaw Methodist Primary and Krasec L/A. It was a masterpiece of a game between the two sides as they both had a go at each other before the final whistle and it was Nkawkaw Methodist that won the shootout 5-4Akweiman D/A and Wusuta L/A took the centre stage for the second semifinal game and it turned out that the Greater Accra side was too strong for their Voltarians on the day. Akweiman D/A brushed aside Wusuta via a 3-0 result to play in the Zonal finals against the Eastern Regional Champions, Nkawkaw Methodist.Rain almost ruined the grand finale as it poured down heavily after the presentation of jerseys but this didn’t stop the game from coming off as planned.The BIHECO pitch became too soggy for the finals after the rains and therefore, the KPANTEC pitch was to host the finals. It wasn’t as expected but it was not short of excitement as both played their hearts out despite the cold nature of the weather and watery pitch.Goals in both halves from Jonathan Edwards and Nelson Twum, the captain for Nkawkaw Methodist secured the Eastern Regional champions the zonal title.AWARDS:Fair Play – Redeem Primary SchoolBest Goalkeeper -Francis Asamoah – Nkawkaw MethodistBest Player – Jonathan Edwards-  Nkawkaw MethodistTop Scorer – Ibrahim Rashid – Krasec D/AAll is now set for the National Finals of the Milo Under 13 Champions League to be staged at the Paa Joe Park in Kumasi.Below are the details of the participating schools:Zone 1Karni primary School, Kaladan primary School
, Tanga primary School, WaleWale primary School, 
Iddrisyya primary SchoolZone 2St. Joseph International
, Amoawi Methodist Primary, 
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December 30, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgTHE COPE Builders Providers Dungloe have received a nomination for a prestigious award in recognition for their services to the construction industry.Nominations for the OCTABUILD Builders Merchant Awards 2015 have just been announced and The Cope Builders Providers Dungloe have been nominated as one of three finalists in the Connaught/Ulster Category.  OCTABUILD is a culmination of 8 of the countries top suppliers to the Building Trade, these are: Dulux, Kingspan, Gyproc, Irish Cement, Tegral , Sanbra Fyffe, Glennon Brothers and Wavin.The Cope Builders Providers were the 2011 winners of the Donegal Section and the team are delighted to be nominated again.Laurence McDaid, The Cope Builders Providers General Manager, says, “It is a fantastic achievement just to be nominated for an Octabuild Award.“In order to qualify for nomination we had to pass a series of inspections and rigorous testing and thanks to the staff, we have earned a nomination for this prestigious award”. The award ceremony takes place on Thursday May 21st in the Mansion House, Dublin.THE COPE BUILDERS PROVIDERS NOMINATED FOR PRESTIGIOUS NATIONAL AWARD was last modified: May 20th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:BusinessFeaturesnewsThe Cope Dungloelast_img read more

DD Fitness: It’s time to man up and look after your health

December 21, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgThis week our fitness guru Emmet Rushe takes a look ahead to Men’s Health Week which is highlighted this coming week. It runs from Monday 10th of June to Sunday 16th of June and is an important week as it highlights all the things, we as men tend to hide from.We like to think we are infallible and that the different health scares and things we see and read about could never happen to us. We have grown up in a society where talking about your feelings is largely frowned upon and is a show of weakness if we do it.But that isn’t the case.We are neither infallible or weak, most of the time we are stupid or afraid or some combination of the 2.So, it’s time to man up and start taking care of our physical and mental health. If you are in a bad place mentally, talk to someone.There is only a 50% chance that men who are feeling depressed would talk to someone about it.We can view this as a sign of weakness and this leaves us in a place where we bottle it up instead of telling someone.Don’t leave things until they are too late.Hiding things from your partner or family or friends might be what we tend to do, but it isn’t manly and it sure as hell isn’t smart. Talk to your partnerTalk to your G.PTalk to a colleague or friend.Just talk and don’t try and deal with things on your own.Ireland has one of the highest obesity rates in the world. 38% of Irish men are obese and it is growing each year.While being overweight is becoming ‘accepted’ and is being normalised, it is NOT normal and there are worse things that come from being overweight or obese. Heart disease StrokeHigh blood pressureDiabetesSome CancersGallbladder disease and gallstonesBreathing problems, such as asthma and sleep apnea OsteoarthritisGoutAll of the list above are obesity-related diseases, and while some might not be caused by it directly, if you have a family history of any of these, being overweight makes it more likely that you will be affected.Gaining weight and getting unhealthy as you grow older is NOT growing old Gracefully.After the age of 35;Your Metabolism will slow down.Your testosterone levels will dropYou will lose muscle massYou will find it easier to gain weight This, however, is no reason to give up.Eating healthier and exercising will offset all the above and make a huge difference to your overall health.Men, you need to look after yourselves right now and even more so, when you pass your 30’sStart exercising. Lift weights Reduce alcohol consumption Increase protein and veg in your dietDo some cardioDrink more water Get more sleep. Get a yearly MOTAll these things will help you to maintain a healthy lifestyle well into middle age.If you haven’t had a health check ever or haven’t had one in years, stop sitting on your hands and get checked.It’s a great Irish trait to say ‘ah, it’ll be grand’ and that’s fine until it isn’t.So, it’s time to Man up and get checked out.If you’ve found something and are scared to say, tell someone NOW.If you are a father and have kids, you need to realise that they are great mimics and that they will copy and learn from us and what we do.If you don’t exercise, have a bad diet and spend most of your day in front of the television, you can’t question why your kids are doing the same.So, time to pull up the big boy pants and prove you’re a real man.Stop with the excuses, man up and start being a hero for your wife and kids.Start exercising, start eating better and let’s use this week to change old habits.There is a list of contacts in the Men’s Health Forum in IrelandIf you need to talk to someone about a health issue or for anything you might need, you can find allinformation through the link above.#leanin2019If you need some help, The Rushe Fitness Summer Shape Up 2019 is now open for booking.If you or the man in your life would like to start your health and fitness journey, we can help.After the success of the last 2 years, we have brought it back and made it bigger than ever.You could win one of 2 holidays worth €1500 and get in shape in the process.Click the link and find out how you could win the holiday of a lifetime: CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP NOW!We start on June 24th.DD Fitness: It’s time to man up and look after your health was last modified: June 5th, 2019 by Emmet RusheShare 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:dd fitnesslast_img read more

Why is a Support System Important During the Recovery Process?

December 12, 2019 0 Comments

first_img“When families and spouses are involved, whether mental health or medical diagnosis, that person is being setup for success.”  – Courtney Wilson, U.S. Air Force Mental Health LiaisonThe recovery process is never a “one size fits all” approach for wounded warriors and varies depending on the severity of their condition(s). While the military provides a continuity of care to the service member during the medical and/or physical evaluation process, it is the level of involvement from families that has shown positive effects during the recovery of wounded warriors. Evidence exists that family members, especially spouses, may offer important social support, including help, emotional encouragement, and compliance with therapeutic instructions [1].  Similarly, a nonsupportive family context may be associated with a lack of treatment recommendations and result in poor recovery [1].In the video below Captain Courtney Wilson, an Air Force Mental Health Liaison describes the importance of involving a support system in the recovery of mental health patients. While the service member’s continuity of care is maintained, Capt. Wilson said the family provides an outlet so the warrior doesn’t have to take on everything by themselves. Listen below to Capt. Wilson’s response on the importance of a support system.Reference[1] Tsouna-Hadjis E, Vemmos KN, Zakopoulos N, Stamatelopoulos S. First-Stroke Recovery Process: The Role of Family Social Support. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2000; 81:881-7.This MFLN-Military Caregiving concentration blog post was published on July 17, 2015.last_img read more


November 7, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgMENS: After day one in the 2004 National 18 Years Championships last years finalists, Queensland Secondary Schools Touch (QSST) and New South Wales Combined High Schools (NSWCHS), already look hard to beat in the Men’s division. Pat Smith scored four touchdowns as NSWCHS scored a 10-3 win over the Hunter-Western Hornets, while Brendan Waters and Dylan Hennessey both scored three times against NSWCCC. QSST recorded an easy 12-1 victory in round one over the Northern Territory with Chris Small scoring four touchdowns for the Queensland side. They had a tougher match against Central Queensland though; a 5-5 draw giving spectators their match of the day. TouchWest and SWQ put a dent in Tasmania’s comeback to the National Championships, with Tasmania’s first National 18’s tournament since 1997 beginning with an 8-1 and 8-0 loss. “The boys will improve from this, our team goal is to gain respect from the opposition, we’re not here just to make up the numbers,” Coach John Dowling said. North Queensland and the Southern Suns also had easy victories in their first round matches, a 10-0 win over South Australia not really an indication of the South Australian’s potential. “We have a really young side this year, this is a big tournament for them and they panicked a little in their first match, but they’ll improve as the week goes on,” Coach Gavin McDonald said. NQ backed up their win over SA with a 15-0 crushing of Victoria. For the Southern Suns it was an exact scoreline replica; a 15-0 victory over Victoria, with a remarkable ten of their fourteen players scoring in the match. The local Northern Eagles looked like they were about to pull off a surprise round one upset, with a 2-2 half time score against the Sydney Mets. The Mets overwhelmed the Eagles in the second half however, finishing with a 7-4 win. For the Eagles day one finished on a high, an awesome 16-3 win over a struggling South Australian side. WOMENS: In the Women’s division competition QSST also look like they will be the team to beat, recording a first round 13-3 win over the Hunter Western Hornets and a 12-2 win over the Brisbane City Cobras. The news wasn’t all bad for the Cobras however, Ali Brigginshaw led the way for the Brisbane City Cobras as they recorded an easy 11-1 round one win over the Northern Territory. NSWCHS started with a strong 8-1 win over the Sydney Mets before having a scare against a talented WA team, scraping through for a 6-4 win. NSWCCC are another schools team who will be hard to beat, a tough 4-2 win over NQ and an easy 11-0 win over SA the story of their day. Central Queensland recorded an easy first round win but the question remains as to whether they can match the schools sides. Kady Large scored 3 touchdowns for Central Queensland as they beat Tasmania 14-0, while the Southern Suns also ran in ten touchdowns for an easy victory over the Sydney Rebels. However, other close matches throughout the first round hints at a close fight for the Women’s title as the competition continues. SQBD won 5-3 against the Southern Suns, two teams who will be genuine contenders in the Womens competition. Another team not to be overlooked is the ACT who were the highest placed non-NSW or Queensland team in 2003. They started their 2004 campaign with a 6-2 win over the Sydney Rebels, led by the Goodwin sisters; Kelly and Danielle. All is set for another great day of competition at the 2004 National 18 Years Championships. By Rachel Moyle, [email protected]last_img read more