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Russia warns Turkey, blocks UN bid to end Syria bloodshed

first_imgThe Syrian NGO Alliance said displaced people are “escaping in search of safety only to die from extreme weather conditions and lack of available resources”.”We have hundreds and thousands of people who are fleeing… not just from bombardments but from lack of insulation, from the weather, a lack of heating. It feels like doomsday,” Razan Saffour, of the Syrian Expatriate Medical Association, told AFP in Istanbul.The group said a total of $336 million was needed for basic food, water and shelter. Education resources were also needed for 280 million displaced school-age children.Talks fail between Turkey, Russia  Russia on Wednesday warned Turkey against intervening in Syria as it blocked a UN bid to end the Damascus regime’s brutal assault on the last rebel enclave.Syrian aid workers called urgently for a ceasefire and international help for nearly a million people fleeing the regime onslaught in the country’s northwestern Idlib province — the biggest wave of displaced civilians in the nine-year conflict.Turkey, supporter of some rebel groups in Idlib, has been pushing for a renewed ceasefire in talks with Russia, which backs the Syrian regime. Ankara is eager to prevent another flood of refugees into its territory adding to the 3.7 million Syrians it already hosts. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said talks with Moscow over the past fortnight had so far failed to achieve “the desired result” and warned that Turkey would launch an offensive into Syria unless Damascus pulled its forces back by the end of the month. “An operation in Idlib is imminent…. We are counting down, we are making our final warnings,” Erdogan said in a televised speech. He called for Syrian forces to retreat by the end of this month behind Turkey’s military posts in Idlib, which were set up under a 2018 deal with Russia designed to hold off a regime advance.The Kremlin quickly responded to Erdogan’s threat, saying that Turkey should instead act against “terrorist groups” in Idlib.”If we are talking about an operation against the legitimate authorities of the Syrian republic and armed forces of the Syrian republic this would of course be the worst scenario,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters in Moscow.With Turkey moving large numbers of reinforcements into Idlib in recent weeks, Defence Minister Hulusi Akar emphasised that it was “out of the question for us to withdraw from our observation posts”.”If there is any sort of attack against them, we will retaliate in kind,” he told reporters in Ankara.  Russia objects to UN bid Russia, which along with Iran backs Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, has repeatedly vetoed UN resolutions on the conflict as it hopes for the triumph of the regime.At the United Nations, diplomats said they were unable to produce a statement on ending the fighting due to Russian objections.”We tried very hard to have a press statement calling for cessation of hostilities and humanitarian access to Idlib,” said Nicolas de Riviere, the French ambassador to the United Nations.”Basically Russia said ‘no’, which is very painful,” he told reporters.The UN envoy to Syria, Geir Pedersen, confirmed that no progress had been made either in several rounds of talks between Turkey and Russia held in Ankara and Moscow.   “To the contrary, public statements from different quarters, Syrian and international, suggest an imminent danger of further escalation,” he told the UN Security Council.Earlier this week the United Nations said the displaced were mainly women and children. It warned that babies were dying of cold because aid camps are full. The Syrian NGOs called for the warring parties to allow safe access for humanitarian groups and for a “complete ceasefire and end to human rights violations”.According to the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the regime offensive has killed more than 400 civilians since it began in December, adding to the toll of more than 380,000 who have died in the years of unrest.”The violence in northwest Syria is indiscriminate. Health facilities, schools, residential areas, mosques and markets have been hit,” the UN head of humanitarian affairs and emergency relief, Mark Lowcock, said earlier this week. The head of the World Health Organization said Tuesday that out of nearly 550 health facilities in northwest Syria, only about half were operational.”We repeat: health facilities and health workers are not a legitimate target,” Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told journalists in Geneva.Syrian troops have reconquered swathes of Idlib and retaken the key M5 highway connecting the country’s four largest cities as well as the entire surroundings of Aleppo city for the first time since 2012.Oxfam said that two of the British aid group’s local workers died in an attack on Wednesday elsewhere in Syria in the southern Daraa area.Topics :last_img read more

Employment First Commission Announces Recommendations to Help People with Disabilities Find Competitive, Fulfilling Jobs

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Jobs That Pay,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – As part of his commitment to help people with disabilities find competitive jobs in the community, Governor Tom Wolf announced today the inaugural Employment First Oversight Commission annual report. The report outlines goals and recommendations for the commonwealth to continue prioritizing competitive integrated employment for Pennsylvanians with disabilities.In 2016, the Governor signed an Executive Order adopting an Employment First policy, with the goal of making Pennsylvania a model state for employing people with disabilities. The policy was codified by Act 36 of 2018, which also created the commission.“I thank the commissioners for their hard work and the recommendations provided in this first annual report,” said Governor Wolf. “We must ensure people with disabilities can achieve greater independence and inclusion in our communities, and this report will help me to move that process forward.”The report proposes employment goals for people with disabilities, including continuing to transition from segregated employment with subminimum wages to competitive integrated jobs that pay at least the minimum wage. Other goals include increasing employment of people with disabilities to at least 7 percent of the state agency workforce and increasing the percentage of students leading planning meetings with school officials about their special education services to prepare them to request accommodations needed to be successful in future employment. The commission also outlined recommendations that would allow more people with disabilities to work a variety of jobs in the community by providing improved training.The commission members are: Mary Hartley, Chair, Principal, 446 Bridges; Stephen Suroviec, Vice Chair, President and CEO, ACHIEVA; Josie Badger, Principal, J. Badger Consulting; Cindy Duch, Director of Parent Advising, PEAL Center; Amiris Dipuglia, Parent Consultant, PaTTAN; Richard S. Edley, PhD, President and CEO, RCPA; Zach Hicks, Arc of PA Board Member; Vincent Loose, President and CEO, Source America; Rob Oliver, Advocate, Speaker & Author; Donna Partin, Board Chair, D.R.E.A.M Partnership; Stephen S. Pennington, Esquire, Executive Director, PaCAP; Paul Stengle, CEO, The Arc Alliance and Heidi Tuszynski, Past Chair, PA Rehabilitation Council.The commission will issue the report annually and work with state agencies to continue implementing the Employment First policy. The commission’s report is available. October 01, 2019center_img Employment First Commission Announces Recommendations to Help People with Disabilities Find Competitive, Fulfilling Jobslast_img read more

Mugabe: Infrastructure development key to economic growth

first_imgZimbabwe’s President, Robert Mugabe, says the economic growth and development of the country depends largely on the available enabling environment as defined by available infrastructure.President Mugabe was speaking during the commissioning of Harare International Airport Road on the 25th of November.last_img

Missing boy prompts search in Milan; found safe

first_imgMILAN, Ind. – The frantic search for a missing boy in Milan has ended on a happy note Friday.The 4-year-old was reportedly missing for two hours before being found shortly after 5 p.m.Emergency crews went as far as searching a pond in the 21000 block of County Line Road in Dearborn County.The search ended after the boy was found safe near the centralized search efforts.last_img

Australia day in Irish Derby

first_img The 1-8 favourite was eased down towards the end, while Kingfisher (25-1) ran on gamely to finish second and Orchestra held third as the O’Brien team filled the first three places. Australia was sent off at a highly prohibitive price after the race was reduced to just five runners with the late defections of Epsom runner-up Kingston Hill and the winner’s stablemate, Geoffrey Chaucer. However, the expectant crowd got the result they had hoped for as the Ballydoyle inmate completed the Derby double in championship style. O’Brien jnr said: “This is a very special horse, he was an armchair ride. He has a massive engine and we still haven’t seen the best of this horse. I’d love to ride him at a mile and a quarter – I think that’s going to be his thing on fast ground. “His attitude and his pace sets him apart from the others. He’s a great mover and he’s so well balanced. When I walked him down to the barn and came back before the race for the parade, he’d have stayed asleep. “The Irish Derby is one of the races you watch growing up. To be riding in the race is a dream and to win it is unbelievable.” O’Brien snr added: “He’s got a lot of speed and so much class, it’s incredible. He just relaxes in his races. Pace is his big thing, he just travels. It’s very strange that he gets a mile and a half, but I would say he will shorten right up after that. I imagine he’ll go back to a mile and a quarter now.” Asked about the possibility of Australia running in the Qipco Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown on September 13, he added: “I would say he was made for that race, and there’s also the Juddmonte. Australia gave trainer Aidan O’Brien an amazing 11th triumph in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby at the Curragh as he landed the odds with almost ridiculous ease. “I’d definitely think about the Arc, but you wouldn’t want to run him in bad ground. He maybe might get a little rest now – the lads will decide that themselves.” Australia has been rated a special horse from his early days, as co-owner John Magnier explained. He said: “It was very easy to spot Australia at the sales, being by Galileo out of such a famous mare. It was a no-brainer once he looked the part and, medically, he was OK. “I was confident before the Irish Derby because I’d been listening to Aidan since he (Australia) was a two-year-old. You know Aidan doesn’t do that (describe Australia as the best horse he has trained) in an arrogant way. He genuinely believes that and he just wanted to share it with people. “Some days there would be Press people down there (Ballydoyle) for three and four hours at a time and I guess you wind up, you have to say something, so if he believed he was good, why not say it? It adds a bit of excitement and, of course, it puts 12st 7lb on the horse as it’s a stick to beat yourself.” Winner of the Investec Derby at Epsom on his previous start, the colt followed in the hoofprints of his sire Galileo, who took both prizes in 2001, and his dam Ouija Board, who landed the Epsom and Irish Oaks in 2004. Joseph O’Brien, riding his second Irish Derby winner, sat in third place as stablemates Kingfisher and Orchestra made the running, and he eased closer a quarter of a mile from home before leading a furlong out to score just as he liked by two and a half lengths. Press Associationlast_img read more

Premier League to issue new security guidance to clubs after Paris attacks

first_img League officials have been speaking to police, the Government and security advisers and will provide a full briefing to the 20 member clubs on Thursday, and also issue a public statement. A Premier League statement said: “We are actively engaged with our security advisers and the appropriate authorities, including the Home Office and senior representatives from the police, to assess current security guidance to Premier League clubs. The Premier League will issue new security guidance to clubs this week following the terrorist attacks in Paris which saw a match at France’s national stadium targeted. “There is a club meeting later this week where a full security briefing will be given. Following that, further guidance will be issued to the clubs as well as a public statement so fans are fully aware of what to expect when arriving at stadiums.” The attacks on Friday saw three bombs explode in the vicinity of the Stade de France, where France were playing Germany in a friendly. According to reports, one of the explosions took place at a stadium gate after a suicide bomber tried to gain access and detonated his bomb vest after it was discovered during a search by security staff. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Asian Games Asian Games 2018: Kabaddi event complete schedule, timings and details

first_imgNew Delhi: The 2018 Asian Games is all set to go live from August 18 in the cities of Jakarta and Palembang in Indonesia. The Kabaddi event will kick off from August 19 and will go on till August 24. This will be the eight time that Kabaddi will be a part of the Asiad after having its debut in 1990 Asian Games in Beijing, China.Asian Games 2018 Day 1, LIVE Score, updates, resultsHowever, Kabaddi made its debut in the 1982 Asian Games, New Delhi as an exhibition game and the Indian team is the most successful team in the history of Asiad with nine Golds, seven in men’s category and two in women’s. And another interesting fact is that the Indian Kabaddi team has never lost a match in the men’s category of Asian games.ALSO READ: Asian Games 2018: Young ‘guns’ of India hungry for medalsHere is the complete schedule of Kabaddi event in the 2018 Asian Games:Note: All timings are in Indian Standard Time (IST).19 August 2018 – Sunday7:30 AM: (Women’s Group A) India vs. Japan8:20 AM: (Women’s Group B) Iran vs. South Korea9:10 AM: (Women’s Group A) Thailand vs. Sri Lanka10:00 AM: (Women’s Group B) Bangladesh vs. Chinese Taipei10:50 AM: (Women’s Group A) Japan vs. Indonesia12:30 PM: (Men’s Group A) India vs. Bangladesh01:30 PM: (Men’s Group B) Iran vs. Japan02:30 PM: (Men’s Group A) South Korea vs. Thailand03:30 PM: (Men’s Group B) Pakistan vs. Malaysia04:30 PM: (Men’s Group B) Nepal vs. Indonesia05:30 PM: (Men’s Group A) India vs. Sri LankaALSO READ: Asian Games 2018: Day-wise schedule, time-table for Asiads20 August 2018 – Monday7:30 AM: (Women’s Group A) Sri Lanka vs. Indonesia8:20 AM: (Women’s Group B) South Korea vs. Chinese Taipei9:10 AM: (Women’s Group A) India vs. Thailand10:00 AM: (Women’s Group B) Iran vs. Bangladesh10:50 AM: (Women’s Group A) Japan vs. Sri Lanka12:30 PM: (Men’s Group A) Bangladesh vs. Thailand01:30 PM: (Men’s Group B) Japan vs. Malaysia02:30 PM: (Men’s Group A) India vs. South Korea03:30PM: (Men’s Group B) Iran vs. Pakistan04:30 PM: (Men’s Group A) Thailand vs. Sri Lanka05:30 PM: (Men’s Group B) Indonesia vs. Japan21 August 2018 – Tuesday7:30 AM: (Women’s Group A) India vs. Sri Lanka8:20 AM: (Women’s Group B) Iran vs. Chinese Taipei9:10 AM: (Women’s Group A) Thailand vs. Japan10:00 AM: (Women’s Group B) Bangladesh vs. South Korea10:50 AM: (Women’s Group A) India vs. Indonesia12:30 PM: (Men’s Group B) Malaysia vs. Indonesia01:30 PM: (Men’s Group A) Bangladesh vs. Sri Lanka02:30PM: (Men’s Group B) Japan vs. Nepal03:30 PM: (Men’s Group A) India vs. Thailand04:30 PM: (Men’s Group B) Iran vs. Malaysia05:30 PM: (Men’s Group B) Pakistan vs. Indonesia22 August 2018 – Wednesday12:30 PM: (Men’s Group B) Iran vs. Nepal01:30 PM: (Men’s Group B) Pakistan vs. Japan02:30 PM: (Men’s Group A) South Korea vs. Bangladesh03:30 PM: (Men’s Group B) Malaysia vs. Nepal04:30 PM: (Men’s Group B) Iran vs. Indonesia23 August 2018 – Thursday07:30 AM: (Men’s Group A) South Korea vs. Sri Lanka08:30 AM: (Men’s Group B) Pakistan vs. Nepal09:30 AM: (Women’s Group A) Thailand vs. Indonesia01:30 PM: (Women’s) Winner Group A vs. Runners Up Group B02:20 PM: (Women’s) Winner Group B vs. Runners Up Group A03:30 PM: (Men’s) Winner Group A vs. Runners Up Group B04:30 PM: (Men’s) Winner Group B vs. Runners Up Group 24 August 2018 – Friday01:30 PM: (Women’s) Winner SF 1 vs. Winner SF 2 Gold Medal Match03:30 PM: (Men’s) Winner SF 1 vs. Winner SF 2 Gold Medal Match For all the Latest Sports News News, Asian Games News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgVIRUS OUTBREAK-RAVENS QUARTERBACKJackson to hold annual event amid Florida spikeBALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson announced he will hold his annual “Funday with LJ” event in Florida amid the state’s spike in coronavirus cases. A flyer posted on Jackson’s Instagram page Monday says the event will be held in a park in his hometown of Pompano Beach in Broward County. The city’s website says social gatherings in groups of more than 10 people are currently not allowed. The announcement comes more than a week after Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said interactions among young people are driving the surge in confirmed cases. Florida’s Health Department says there are more than 21,000 positive coronavirus cases in Broward County. Oklahoma-Texas is one of the longest-running and most intense rivalries in college football. This year’s game is scheduled for Oct. 10.VIRUS OUTBREAK-WOMEN’S BRITISH OPENWomen’s British Open to take place without fansUNDATED (AP) — Organizers are going ahead with the Women’s British Open at Royal Troon without spectators.The Women’s British Open is set for Aug. 20-23 at Royal Troon along the Ayrshire coast of Scotland. It would be the first major on the LPGA Tour schedule that is played this year and it would be the week after the Ladies Scottish Open on the other side of the country just east of Edinburgh. Durr detailed her struggles with COVID-19 in a post on Instagram. The former Louisville star says she hasn’t fully recovered.The second pick of the 2019 WNBA draft averaged 6.7 points in her rookie season, starting 15 of her 18 appearances before being sidelined for the season with a hip injury.In other WNBA news:— Atlanta Dream co-owner Kelly Loeffler is not in favor of the WNBA’s social justice plans and has sent a letter to Commissioner Cathy Engelbert objecting to the league’s initiatives to honor the Black Lives Matter movement when the season begins in Florida. Loeffler is a Republican U.S. senator running for re-election in Georgia. She asked the commissioner to scrap plans for players to wear warmup jerseys reading “Black Lives Matter” and “Say Her Name” and instead put an American flag on all uniforms and apparel. VIRUS OUTBREAK-NBABeal, Dinwiddie won’t playWASHINGTON (AP) — Wizards leading scorer Bradley Beal and Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie won’t take part in the restart of the NBA season.Beal is out because of a right rotator cuff injury. Dinwiddie announced that he is still testing positive for coronavirus and won’t participate.Washington, Orlando and Brooklyn are the three teams left in the race for the final two Eastern Conference playoff spots. If the Wizards finish within four games of whichever club finishes eighth, then two games will be played to determine the No. 8 seed. But with Beal and Davis Bertans out, a Wizards team that has been without John Wall all season will have to replace more than 40 points a game if it is to somehow get into that postseason mix. On Monday, the club announced two people had tested positive for the coronavirus without providing further details on whether the two were players, coaches or staff. Prospect Hunter Bishop and pitcher Luis Madero, in the 60-player pool, already tested positive. This means no simulated games as planned for Tuesday, and Giants manager Gabe Kapler had said Monday he considered his club fortunate to not be dealing with any interruptions thus far.In other virus-related developments from baseball:— The reigning World Series champion Washington Nationals have resumed training camp after canceling workouts Monday because of COVID-19 testing delays. General manager Mike Rizzo said the team felt confident about getting back to Nationals Park for practices after receiving all player and staff test results from Friday. The American League champion Houston Astros also canceled workouts Monday and resumed Tuesday. A handful of players did not take part in the Nationals’ workouts, including Starlin Castro, Juan Soto, Howie Kendrick and Victor Robles. Without naming names, Rizzo said two players tested positive for the coronavirus and that any players and staff who came into contact with them had to be re-tested— The Cleveland Indians are keeping outfielder Franmil Reyes away from training camp after they spotted him on social media attending a weekend holiday party without wearing a mask. Manager Terry Francona said Reyes is not in any trouble with the team. But by not practicing social distancing or wearing a mask, he says Reyes exposed himself — and his teammates — to infection, and the team is being overly cautious. Francona said Reyes, who was traded to Cleveland last season from San Diego, will have to be re-tested for the virus “when it’s appropriate.” Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-MLBGiants suspend workoutsSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants say they are “suspending workouts at Oracle Park, pending the results of tests conducted this past weekend.” Qualifying for the AIG Women’s British Open has been canceled. The field will be made up of leading players from the women’s world ranking and recognizing top performances at recent events on the world’s leading tours.VIRUS OUTBREAK-SOCCERVIRUS OUTBREAK-WNBADurr will miss seasonNEW YORK (AP) — New York Liberty guard Asia Durr will miss the upcoming WNBA season after testing positive for the coronavirus on June 8. Associated Press In other NFL news:— Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson has apologized after backlash for sharing anti-Semitic posts on social media over the weekend. In a video posted on Instagram, he said his post “was definitely not intended for anybody of any race to feel any type of way, especially the Jewish community,” He added that he ”just probably never should have posted anything Hitler did, because Hitler was a bad person.” — A person familiar with the negotiations tells the Associated Press the Cleveland Browns have re-worked defensive end Olivier Vernon’s contract for next season. Vernon’s future with the Browns seemed uncertain as he was set to make $15.25 million in 2020. But the club reworked his deal and the source says he’ll earn $11 million. The 29-year-old Vernon joined the Browns last season after coming over from the New York Giants in the blockbuster trade involving wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.— The Cleveland Browns signed rookie left tackle Jedrick Wills, their first-round draft pick from Alabama. Wills will try to slide over from the right to left side in the NFL. He signed his fully guaranteed $19.7 million contract two weeks before he’s set to report to Cleveland’s training camp. The Browns selected Wills with the No. 10 overall pick in April’s draft.NHL-BLACKHAWKS-NAME Update on the latest sports July 7, 2020 Blackhawks say team name honors namesake who inspiredCHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks say they will continue to use their team name because it honors a Native American leader who has been an inspiration to generations.A statement said “The Chicago Blackhawks name and logo symbolizes an important and historic person, Black Hawk of Illinois’ Sac & Fox Nation, whose leadership and life has inspired generations of Native Americans, veterans and the public.”Under renewed pressure to change their name, the NFL’s Washington Redskins announced a “thorough review” of the issue. In baseball, the Cleveland Indians are also looking into it while the Atlanta Braves declined.VIRUS OUTBREAK-COLLEGE BASKETBALL-LOUISVILLE Two in Louisville program test positiveLOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Two members of Louisville’s men’s basketball program have tested positive for COVID-19 and the team has suspended voluntary activities for two weeks.A news release from the school did not specify whether it was players or staff members who tested positive. It added that those impacted are being quarantined and proper protocols are being followed.VIRUS OUTBREAK-COLLEGE FOOTBALL-OKLAHOMA-TEXASDALLAS (AP) — Oklahoma and Texas officials are cautiously optimistic that their annual football showdown still will be played at the Cotton Bowl in the Fair Park in Dallas, despite the announcement Tuesday that the fair would be canceled.last_img read more

Women’s hockey: Top-ranked Badgers look to stay undefeated as No. 3 Minnesota comes to Madison

first_imgThe No.1 Wisconsin Badgers (8-0-0, 2-0-0 WCHA) will host their biggest rival, the No. 3 Minnesota Gophers (6-1-1, 4-1-1-0 WCHA), at LaBahn Arena this weekend in an early-season clash of two marquee programs. It’s the highest-ranked matchup in the NCAA so far this season.Historically, Minnesota has commanded the Border Battle rivalry. The Gophers boast a 50-35-11 record against Wisconsin dating back to 1998 when the rivalry was first installed. However, Wisconsin has been in the driver’s seat recently — the Badgers head into this weekend having taken five of their last six games against Minnesota, including a series sweep of the Gophers at LaBahn Arena last season.The last time these teams faced off, it was all Badgers. En route to last season’s Frozen Four, Wisconsin dominated the Gophers 4–0 in the NCAA quarterfinals, redeeming itself from a 3–1 loss to their rivals in the WCHA title game.Men’s hockey: Wisconsin hockey looks to continue impressive start against Michigan TechThe University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team (3-1-0, 0-0-0 Big Ten) will look to continue their impressive play to start Read…Wisconsin is fresh off a dominant showcase against Princeton Sunday. Freshman Sophie Shirley tallied four points and two game-winning goals in the Badgers’ sweep of the Tigers, earning WCHA Rookie of the Week and NCAA Third Star of the Week honors. The Badger scoring attack has been formidable in each of their eight games. Their .286 power-play percentage ranks third in the nation, thanks in large part to stellar play from both Shirley and NCAA points-leader Abby Roque. In addition to Roque and Shirley, the Badgers’ Sam Cogan and Annie Pankowski are both among the nation’s top 15 scorers.The No. 3 Gophers head to Madison having split their series with the Ohio State (6-2-0, 3-1-0-0 WCHA) last weekend, and bring with them one of the nation’s most balanced offenses. Six different players have now scored game-winning goals for Minnesota, and 19 different Gophers have registered at least one point. They rank fourth in the nation through eight games with 3.88 goals per game, led by senior Nicole Schammel, whose 11 points rank third in the nation so far.Wisconsin cannot overlook the early-season contributions of Minnesota’s younger players. Four Gopher rookies have notched their first career goals already this season, and each of their seven rookies has seen significant time on the ice. Depth will play an important role in both games this weekend, particularly following the Badgers struggles against Princeton’s offense last Friday. Look for the Gophers to sustain pressure on Wisconsin’s back-line early and often.Women’s hockey: New No. 1 Badgers continue early season dominance against Princeton, move to 8-0-0There’s a new No. 1 in Women’s College Hockey. After an impressive weekend sweep against the visiting Princeton Tigers (0-2-0, Read…It’s safe to assume the Gophers have not forgotten how the Badgers ended their season last year, so there may be an added dose of motivation for the visiting team.Puck drops Saturday and Sunday are set for 2 p.m. from LaBahn Arena.last_img read more

Maher emphasises closeness of Tipp squad

first_imgMeanwhile, the Ulster final also takes place tonight as Antrim meet Derry, throw-in at Loughgiel is at 7:15. William Maher’s charges travel to Walsh Park in search of provincial silverware at this grade for the first time in 6 years.Their skipper says the senior and intermediate experience gained by panel members should stand to them.Tipp FM’s build-up to live commentary on the big match – which throws-in at 7 o’clock – gets underway at 6.45pm.  Our coverage will be brought to you in association with Kevin O’Leary Group Clonmel. Tipperary also go for glory in the All-Ireland U16 ladies football final tonight.Ed Burke’s side take on Louth in the decider.The game, which takes place in Edenderry, starts at 7 o’clock.Tipp FM will have updates from the match.last_img read more