How to Get to NYC With LIRR Strike Expected Sunday

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) workers plan to strike at midnight Sunday, shutting down the nation’s largest commuter railroad and stranding about 300,000 daily commuters after contract negotiations with the MTA failed.The unions want 17 percent raises over six years for more than 5,000 LIRR workers, who have been working without a contract since 2010. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority proposed 17 percent raises over seven years following months of negotiations but also want LIRR workers to contribute 2 percent to their health plans. Barring a last-minute deal, the expected strike leaves LIRR riders looking for other ways to get to and from work in New York City amid extra heavy traffic.“I regret to report that negotiations have collapsed with the MTA, and all eight unions are now proceeding with strike plans for July 20,” Anthony Simon, the general chairman of the Sheet Metal, Rail, Air and Transportation Union, said Monday in a press release after the latest round of talks.“If we were to accept this deal on their terms it would put additional pressure on both the fare increases that we have projected in the financial plan and pressure on funding for the capital program, both of which are exceptionally important to the MTA,” Thomas Prendergast, the chairman of the MTA, told reporters during a a press conference Monday.The strike will not affect suburban buses such as Suffolk County Transit, the Nassau Inter County Express (NICE), subways or other railroads such as Metro-North Rail Road, Amtrak or New Jersey Transit. If it happens, it will be the first LIRR strike in 20 years.The Long Island Rail Road Commuter Council (LIRRCC) was especially disappointed. “The impact of the failure of both sides to reach an amicable resolution will be felt throughout the Long Island and regional economies,” LIRRCC Chair Mark Epstein said in a statement, urging the MTA to immediately inform riders if the strike will impact service before Sunday.For those who can’t take time off, telecommute or stay closer to work, the MTA will provide other transportation services to and from the city under its strike contingency plan. Since officials across LI criticized the plan as not good enough, the Press compiled the following list of alternative transportation options.The MTA contingency plan:The MTA will use 350 buses to bring commuters to subway stations in Queens from Nassau Community College (NCC) and seven LIRR stations on Long Island. Westbound buses will run 4 to 7 a.m., and eastbound buses will run 3 to 7 p.m. Disabled commuters will also be able to use Access-A-Ride vehicles at these locations.Buses from the Deer Park, Manhasset and Ronkonkoma train stations will connect to the 7 line at Mets-Willets Point / Citi Field.Buses from NCC and the Bellmore, Freeport and Seaford train stations will connect to the A line at Howard Beach.Buses from the Hicksville train station will connect to the M and R lines at Woodhaven Boulevard.A free ferry service will take travelers from Glen Cove to East 34th Street in Midtown. The ferry will make three trips into the city in the morning and three trips back to LI at night.The MTA will also set up park-and-ride locations at Citi Field and Aqueduct Racetrack in Queens, as well as carpool parking lots at Belmont State Park, Farmingdale State College, Heckscher State Park, Sunken Meadow State Park County, Bethpage State Park, Hempstead Lake State Park and Valley Stream State Park.The High Occupancy Vehicle lane on the Long Island Expressway will require three people in a vehicle instead of the usual two.Alternatives to the MTA contingency plan:Commuters can take the (NICE) bus to the subway. A bus ride costs $2.25 with coins (Dollar bills are not accepted), and a subway or bus ride costs $2.50 with a MetroCard.Take the n20/21 bus to the 7 line at Main Street and Roosevelt Avenue in Flushing. Take the n31/32 bus or the n33 bus to the A line on Mott Avenue in Far Rockaway. Take the n4 bus to the E, J, and Z lines at the Jamaica Center on Parsons Boulevard and Archer Avenue in Jamaica. Or take the n1 bus, the n6 bus, the n22/A bus, the n24 bus, or the n26 bus to the F line at 179 Street and Hillside Avenue in Jamaica.Passengers can also use coach bus services to get to Manhattan. However, riders need to make reservations.One service, 7Bus, offers trips from Riverhead, Ronkonkoma, Melville and Stony Brook University to three stops on 3rd Avenue between 40th and 59th Streets. Passengers can get picked up to go back to the island at three stops on Lexington Avenue between 59th and 40th Streets. One-way fares run $8 to $16 for per passenger.Similarly, Bolt Bus can take commuters from Riverhead, Ronkonkoma, and Huntington to 3rd Avenue and 40th or 59th Street. To return to LI, take a Bolt Bus from Lexington Avenue and 40th or 59th Street.Hampton Jitney buses go from Amagansett, East Hampton, Wainscott, Bridgehampton, Water Mill, Southampton, and Manorville to Lower Manhattan and back. There are three drop-off sites on 2nd Avenue between 22nd and 9th Streets, as well as stops at Pearl Street and Fulton Street, Water Street and Broad Street, and State Street and Battery Place. Tickets cost about $30 one way per passenger, or $28 prepaid online.Hampton Luxury Liner buses pick up from Amagansett, East Hampton, Wainscott, Bridgehampton, Water Mill, and Southampton. Going to Manhattan, there are five stops on 3rd Avenue between 40th and 86th Streets. Coming from Manhattan, there are five stops on Lexington Avenue between 40th and 86th Streets. Fares are $40 per one-way trip.511NY, a transit information service from the state Department of Transportation, offers a program called Rideshare with which travelers can find people with whom to carpool.For those who plan on driving into Manhattan, the Queensboro, Brooklyn, Manhattan and Williamsburg bridges are all toll-free. The Brooklyn, Manhattan, Williamsburg bridges connect Brooklyn from the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway to lower Manhattan. The Queensboro Bridge, the last exit on the LIE before the Midtown Tunnel, links Queens and the east side of Midtown Manhattan. The Queens-Midtown Tunnel costs $7.50 in cash or $5.33 with an E-ZPass.The Town of North Hempstead will open up parking spaces at North Hempstead Beach Park and iPark on Union Turnpike in New Hyde Park.Then there’s the option of using a car, taxi, or limousine service. There are a ton of businesses from which to choose, but it won’t be cheap. For example, a one-way trip from Garden City to Penn Station for one person in a sedan from the Dial7 Car & Limousine Service costs about $57.For those who can telecommute but do not wish to stay at home, Nassau will open a temporary telecommuting office at the Morrelly Homeland Security Center in Bethpage. Space will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. To reserve a desk, call 516-573-9792.last_img read more

EasyJet reveals cyber attack on nine million clients

“Our investigation found that the email address and travel details of approximately nine million customers were accessed,” the airline said. “These affected customers will be contacted in the next few days.” The company said they became aware of “potential unusual activity” in late January, and launched an investigation using forensic experts.”In April, we notified a small group of customers whose credit card details had been impacted and offered them support including a dedicated helpline and monitoring,” it added.  The company said it had been working closely with the Information Commissioner’s Office, and was notifying customers affected.”This is particularly in light of the increased risk of phishing emails since the outbreak of COVID-19,” it added.The area where unauthorized access had been obtained was shut down, it said. The data breach comes after British mobile phone giant Vodafone last week said it had heightened its own security as it warned of increased cyber attacks by criminals profiting from the pandemic. Vodafone added that it anticipated “a continued increase in volume and scale of financially-motivated cyber attacks” amid the virus outbreak.Topics : British airline EasyJet on Tuesday said it had suffered a “sophisticated” cyber attack, uncovering names and travel details of about nine million customers, amid raised concerns over coronavirus-fuelled Internet hacking. “Since we became aware of the incident, it has become clear that owing to COVID-19 there is heightened concern about personal data being used for online scams,” EasyJet chief executive Johan Lundgren said in a statement.The no-frills airline, hit also by an unprecedented collapse in demand as the virus grounds planes worldwide, added that credit card details of 2,208 customers were additionally accessed. read more

Gonzalo Higuain hints at permanent Chelsea transfer as he reveals Champions League ‘dream’

first_imgAdvertisement Gonzalo Higuain joined Chelsea on loan from Juventus (Picture: Getty)Gonzalo Higuain has hinted that he plans on joining Chelsea permanently this summer as he strives to secure Champions League qualification for next season.The 31-year-old striker has scored three goals in eight appearances for the Blues since his January loan move to Stamford Bridge and will be hoping for a start at home to Wolves on Sunday afternoon.Chelsea have responded well after a tumultuous period both on and off the pitch and will briefly leapfrog Arsenal and Manchester United into fourth in the Premier League with a victory over Nuno Espírito Santo’s side.Higuain has had domestic success with Real Madrid, Napoli and Juventus down the years but the Argentinian is desperate to win the Champions League – the one ‘missing’ trophy from his impressive list of honours.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT Coming Next Gonzalo Higuain hints at permanent Chelsea transfer as he reveals Champions League ‘dream’ About Connatix V67539 Metro Sport ReporterSunday 10 Mar 2019 9:49 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link698Shares Skip PLAY 1 min. story Video Settings 1/1 Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Skip Ad Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Read More Read Morecenter_img Comment Chelsea v Wolves: Sarri preview press conferenceTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 7:04FullscreenChelsea v Wolves: Sarri preview press conference is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.MORE: Rio Ferdinand names Sergio Ramos over Virgil Van Dijk as the best defender in the world Read More More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘Obviously there have been some disappointments with my country, because we have not had luck in the World Cup,’ he said.‘But with my clubs I’m very happy with my career. Playing in the three best leagues in the world – Italy, Spain, England – is not within the reach of many players. Read More Read More / Manchester United captain Harry Maguire SPONSORED Top articles Higuain scored the opener against Fulham last weekend (Picture: Getty)‘So I’m very proud of that. Personally I am satisfied, but I still have a dream to win the Champions League. It’s the missing one for me.‘But I can’t think about winning that yet. First we have to get there. It’s very important for Chelsea to be in that competition next season.’More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesChelsea, who paid around €9million (£8m) as a loan fee to Juventus in January, have the option to sign Higuain permanently for around €36million (£31m) at the end of the season.However, the Blues believe that Juve could be tempted to drop their asking price for the Argentina forward. Full Screen by Metro Advertisementlast_img read more

La Primera Dama Frances Wolf: El voluntariado sigue siendo esencial ante la orden vigente de quedarse en casa

first_imgLa Primera Dama Frances Wolf: El voluntariado sigue siendo esencial ante la orden vigente de quedarse en casa April 07, 2020 SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Español,  Press Release,  Public Health La Primera Dama Frances Wolf recordó a los residentes de Pennsylvania que los esfuerzos que realizan los voluntarios para distribuir comidas y otros servicios de soporte vital en Pennsylvania siguen siendo una actividad esencial, incluso con la orden vigente de quedarse en casa que incluye a todo el estado hasta el 30 de abril. Ella alienta a los residentes que están en condiciones a continuar ayudando a las organizaciones locales a prestar servicios a sus comunidades, al tiempo que toman las precauciones de seguridad necesarias.“Aunque muchas de las operaciones del estado se han desacelerado drásticamente, todavía necesitamos desesperadamente voluntarios que presten servicios de soporte vital a nuestros compatriotas”, declaró la Primera Dama Wolf. “Asegurar que los residentes de Pennsylvania continúen teniendo acceso a alimentos, servicios médicos y otros artículos esenciales sigue siendo una prioridad para la administración. En consecuencia, pedimos a las comunidades locales de todo el estado que se unan a nuestro trabajo para garantizar que todos los residentes reciban los servicios que necesitan durante esta pandemia de COVID-19. El trabajo que cada uno de nosotros pone cada día para ayudar a nuestros vecinos determinará la manera en que nos irá en esta crisis mundial”.Existen varias opciones para personas que buscan oportunidades de voluntariado en sus áreas, igual que para las organizaciones y agencias que necesitan voluntarios. PA Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (Organizaciones voluntarias activas en desastres de PA), cuya misión es servir a los ciudadanos de Pennsylvania en tiempos de gran necesidad, ha reunido una amplia cantidad de recursos para ayudar a los esfuerzos de los voluntarios en todo el estado.Cómo encontrar oportunidades de voluntariadoComuníquese directamente con una agencia o centro de voluntarios para preguntar sobre sus necesidades;Visite PA211 para conocer las oportunidades de voluntariado publicadas por agencias que buscan ayuda voluntaria; oRegístrese en ServPa para crear un perfil de voluntario. Cuando se lo soliciten, elija “COVID Volunteers” (Voluntarios por la COVID) como su “organización” y luego siga los enlaces.Antes de ofrecerse como voluntario, es fundamental que las personas realicen un autoexamen con el fin de garantizar que no presentan síntomas de COVID-19, como tos, fiebre y falta de aliento.Cómo encontrar voluntariosConéctese con organizaciones asociadas y otro tipo de asistencia local;Utilice PA211 para publicar las necesidades de voluntarios y otras necesidades relacionadas con la COVID-19;Si trabaja para una iglesia, comuníquese con Kenton Hunt en Southern Baptist Disaster Relief en SBDR está recogiendo información de las iglesias en todo el estado que están dispuestas a ayudar con los esfuerzos locales.Si la necesidad de contar con voluntarios u otras necesidades aún no se cubre, comuníquese con su Oficina de manejo de emergencias local.Las agencias locales que reclutan voluntarios están a cargo de la supervisión mediante los procedimientos estándar de salud y seguridad, además de toda otra precaución recomendada por los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC) y el Departamento de Salud de PA en medio de la pandemia de COVID-19, y a través de la información esencial que se brinda a todos los voluntarios.“Los voluntarios son cruciales para fortalecer las redes de seguridad de la comunidad”, dijo Julia Menzo, miembro de la Junta de PAVOAD. “Las iglesias, los centros de entrenamiento físico, las organizaciones cívicas, cada persona y cada familia son socios cruciales en los esfuerzos voluntarios para ayudar a todos los residentes de Pennsylvania a vencer esta pandemia. Comuníquese hoy mismo con las agencias de ayuda locales para ver cómo puede participar. Se ofrecen oportunidades de asistencia remota y en persona”.Los voluntarios y las agencias deben continuar practicando los pasos simples pero eficaces para prevenir la propagación de la COVID-19:Toser y estornudar en el pliegue del codo;Lavarse las manos durante al menos 20 segundos o usar desinfectante para manos si no se dispone de jabón;Mantener 6 pies de distancia entre las personas;Limpiar las superficies con agua y jabón, yEvitar tocarse los ojos, la nariz y la boca.Asimismo, el Gobernador Wolf aconsejó a todos los residentes de Pennsylvania que usen una máscara cada vez que salgan de sus hogares por motivos de soporte vital.Para obtener más información sobre el voluntariado, comuníquese con la oficina de Pennsylvania Voluntary Agency Liaison (Enlace de la agencia de voluntarios de Pennsylvania) a encontrar la última información sobre las precauciones de salud y seguridad para la COVID-19 en el Sitio de Internet del Departamento de Salud de Pennsylvania.Ver esta página en inglés aquí.last_img read more

House on Gold Coast beachfront sells for $450,000 above reserve

first_img There were 19 registered bidders at its auction. It sold under the hammer for $4.15 millionKollosche agent Rob Lamb, who marketed the property with Michael Kollosche, said it attracted a lot of interest, particularly among locals who understood Jefferson Lane’s value.“There was a big crowd there, we had 19 registered bidders,” he said.“I think (the buyers) liked the fact that the home was in really good condition.“But with most properties down there, the eventual end game would be to build a really beautiful home.”The 617sq m dated property has three levels and is in a tightly held beachfront location. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa8 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day agoIt is the first time the property has sold in 30 years. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p360p360p216p216pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenWhy location is everything in real estate01:59 Property records show it last sold in March 1989 for $480,000. Mr Lamb said there were a lot of buyers on the hunt for properties with limited options available.“We had seven or eight offers (for 47 Jefferson Lane) throughout the campaign so we’ve got a lot of leftover buyers,” he said.“As soon as a good property comes up, there are plenty of buyers that are there.” MORE NEWS: Netball queen Laura Geitz puts family home up for salecenter_img The Palm Beach house at 47 Jefferson Lane sold for $450,000 more than expected.THE owners of a beachfront house on the southern Gold Coast could buy a new property with just the extra cash they scored on its multimillion-dollar sale.The three-bedroom Palm Beach residence at 47 Jefferson Lane fetched much more than expected under the hammer at the weekend. The buyer outbid more than a dozen other people who were vying for the keys to snap it up in a $4.15 million deal – $450,000 above its reserve price. MORE NEWS: Byron Bay icon The Farm listed for salelast_img read more

Planned Parenthood (US) pays out for killing teen in abortion 7 February 2014The Planned Parenthood abortion business has been forced to pay a $2 million settlement to the family of a black woman it killed in a botched legal abortion in 2012.Walter Hoye, a black pro-life leader who has closely followed the case, obtained a copy of the court order awarding the settlement. The settlement document indicates Planned Parenthood of Illinois, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation must pay her son Alvin Jones III, who was one at the time of Reaves’ death from the botched legal abortion.He told LifeNews today that the settlement is an acknowledgement on Planned Parenthood’s part that it took Reaves’ life, but he said he’s disappointed the abortion giant won’t be held accountable further.“In my opinion, Planned Parenthood is guilty of criminal negligence, depraved indifference, and gross medical incompetence,” Hoye said. “Now that the case is settled, we will never know how a jury would have reacted.”“Finally, what happens to Planned Parenthood’s late term abortionist Mandy Gittler and their professionally trained staff operating out of their modern downtown Chicago facilities?” Hoye asked.The payouts of the settlement do not begin until Tonya’s son turns eighteen (18) in 2029.Tonya Reaves, a 24-year old woman, died from three major complications during a botched second-trimester abortion suffered at a Chicago area Planned Parenthood abortion clinic on July 20, 2012. read more

Tony Pulis doesn’t expect Tottenham to come back in for Saido Berahino

first_img The Baggies head coach reckons any future transfer to White Hart Lane from The Hawthorns is a non-starter. The striker is set to return for Albion in the Barclays Premier League against Southampton on Saturday just over a week after he issued a strike threat on Twitter. The Baggies rejected four bids from Spurs over the summer with the initial payment on the deals understood to have angered Albion. Two of the offers came on deadline day last week and sparked Berahino to suggest on social media he would not play for the club again. “Personally I don’t think Tottenham will ever come back,” Pulis said. “I don’t think that will happen. “There are other clubs out there who if they’re interested, they’re interested, but I’m sure Saido will deal with it in a different day to how he did this time. “I just think most probably the two clubs have tried to do a deal and it’s not worked and not happened. “I don’t see Daniel (Levy, Tottenham chairman) coming back to try to sign Saido again. I might be wrong. “It is not anything. It’s just my feeling. I just don’t see Daniel coming back.” Berahino, who missed the last three games during the transfer saga, could replace Salomon Rondon against the Saints after the striker travelled to Venezuela for international duty. Boss Tony Pulis believes Saido Berahino will never join Tottenham from West Brom. Jonny Evans and Anders Lindegaard could make their debuts after joining from Manchester United. But Pulis is not concerned about the crowd’s reaction to Berahino, who also had a transfer request rejected last month. “We all make mistakes in life,” he said. “The supporters have to judge what they judge and see what they see in their own eyes. “It’s up to the supporters, I can’t tell what to do and what not to do.” Press Associationlast_img read more

JV baseball celebrates winning season

first_img MDI Hospital to begin contact tracing – August 5, 2020 Bio Luchini named to Maine Running Hall of Fame – August 12, 2020 Latest Posts Liz GravesReporter at Mount Desert IslanderFormer Islander reporter and editor Liz Graves grew up in California and came to Maine as a schooner sailor.center_img Latest posts by Liz Graves (see all) The 2014 Mount Desert Island High School junior varsity baseball team includes front, from left, Nicholas Soper, Seth Clark, Jacob Forrest; middle, Alex Galeaz, Simon Hulbert, Lucas Jones, Matt Lambert, John Rush, Aaron Snurkowski; standing, coach Brent Barker, Zach Galeaz, Ezra Johnson, Drew Rich, Kyle Lamson, Geoffrey Hanscom, MacLean Shea, Jordon Hodgdon. Not pictured: Spencer Forrest.BAR HARBOR – The Mount Desert Island High School junior varsity baseball team finished the season with an 11-7 record in a schedule that included some tough competition.“We had a good schedule to challenge us,” coach Brent Barker said. “We played Bangor and Brewer, and in our conference, Ellsworth, GSA and Old Town have a lot of tradition.“We played Bangor three times, first in a double header early, then we were able to go up there toward the end of the season, and I thought we played really tough. Their coach said we’d come a long way. They still swept us by several runs, but we played the whole seven innings. Our kids wanted to compete and wanted to do well.”A planned end-of-season JV tournament was cancelled when weather wouldn’t cooperate, and there were no good options for rescheduling.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textBarker said he was very pleased with individual and team improvement over the season.“We started playing our best baseball by the end of the season, he said. “We were getting to be a really tough team. We started making the plays in the field, getting some timely hits, and we were getting solid pitching.It took awhile to blend the large group, some coming from the different middle school programs, he said. “Everybody got comfortable. Everybody found their roles where they were able to do a good job.”As the season progressed, they worked on executing more difficult plays at first and third base.“We started doing the little things,” Barker said, “improving our baseball IQ and capitalizing on it.”He said the goal of the JV program for him is to get students ready to play the next year. They learn what they need to work on to qualify to play varsity. Some will continue to practice in summer baseball programs.“Different kids respond differently and mature differently, and a lot of things could happen between now and March, but that’s the goal,” he said. “It’s not so much to win every game, but we teach the kids to compete at every game.”Find in-depth coverage of local news in the Mount Desert Islander. Subscribe digitally or in print. Keene appeals his 2019 murder conviction – July 30, 2020last_img read more

USC routs California in 74-54 victory

first_imgUSC defeated Cal 74-54 at the Galen Center on Saturday, marking the largest victory over Cal since 2005.New Year’s Eve marked several firsts for the Women of Troy: the first conference victory for the USC Trojans and junior forward Christina Marinacci’s career-high 23 points.Following the loss to Stanford on Thursday, USC aimed to improve its rebounding and second-chance opportunities.“Rebounding is our biggest key,” USC coach Michael Cooper said. “We lost the rebounding war tonight by four, but, then again, sometimes things work in different ways for you.”Sophomore forward Cassie Harberts led the Women of Troy with nine rebounds. Briana Gilbreath posted eight rebounds and Christina Marinacci added seven, combining for a total of 40 for USC.“If you can compete against these top rebounding teams like Cal, who is the number three rebounding team, it gives you a chance to win,” Cooper said.Harberts and Marinacci posted 23 points each against the Golden Bears.“[Harberts and Marinacci] have a unique ability about them because they are very mobile,” Cooper said. “They have to carry the load for us. It’s always a team effort that they have to shoulder the majority of that down post-ugly play — rebounding, banging, and getting us some points on the offensive end.”Senior guard Ashley Corral was 4-for-4 with 3-pointers giving the Trojans an early lead in the first half. Corral finished with 13 points, 4 assists and 3 rebounds.“I think the one thing that we have on our side is that we are a very good executing team,” Cooper said. “When we execute, move the ball around and stop taking quick shots, it enables us to not only score the basket but also get offensive rebounds.”Now 1-1 in Pac-12 conference play, USC hopes to continue its momentum as it will face tough competition on the road. “With those two teams, Arizona State being a very big team and Arizona, we’re going to have to execute well on offense and play good defense,” Cooper said.USC will travel to Arizona next week to face Arizona State and Arizona. The Women of Troy will first visit Tempe to take on the Arizona State Sun Devils on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. and will take on the Arizona Wildcats on Saturday at 1 p.m.last_img read more

Ladbrokes goes ‘paperless’ with Racing Post Digital Betting Shop Display

first_imgShare Share StumbleUpon Related Articles GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading August 13, 2020 Submit Bookies Corner: Trump Presidency sinks as US 2020 enters its 100 day countdown July 29, 2020 FSB selects Glenn Elliott as new COO August 12, 2020 Ladbrokes has confirmed that it will become the first high street bookmaker to go ‘paperless’ in its shops after launching a Racing Post Digital Betting Shop Display in two retail shops in Dublin and Galway. The launch coincided with the Galway Summer Festival, and will offer punters an interactive digital format of the odds and information of the runners and riders of all UK and Irish racing throughout the day with live Ladbrokes prices.At the launch of the digital display, Head of  Operations and Product at Ladbrokes, Philip Chubb spoke about the advancement of the tech approach Ladbrokes are taking in-store.He said: “At Ladbrokes, we pride ourselves on our forward-thinking approach and we’re delighted to launch our first paperless shops. Launching them here in Galway during the summer festival and in Dublin has been a huge success. The screens look great and contain even more content than before.’’Ladbrokes customers will be able to compare the form for horses side-by-side while the new interactive touch screens will also contain Racing Post content including verdicts and the predictor.Philip went on to discuss how vital it was that Racing Post was included in the tech transition: “The Racing Post Betting Shop Display has been plastered to every betting shop wall across our estate for over 20 years. It was vital for our customers to see Racing Post content available in our digital shops as we know just how valuable it is. “It looks great in the shops and has gone down really well with punters who have been interacting with the screens all week.”Alan Pepperell, B2B Head of Retail with Racing Post expressed his excitement at the digital transition taking place in retail stores: “If you look at the general retail landscape most high street stores are becoming more tech-driven and we know bookmakers are no different. Our newspaper and betting shop display has been a stable of bookmakers over the past 20 years and we are delighted to now be at the forefront of Ladbrokes digital transition.”Pepperell then discussed the advancement of the tech behind the Racing Post display and touchscreens: “The tech in the displays is second to none and we now offer customers more content than ever before. Being able to give full form, live odds and verdicts on all UK and Irish racing in-store, at the touch of a button means punters are armed with the best information to help make their selection.”last_img read more