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France death toll passes 28,000 as virus hits abattoirs

first_imgFrance’s health directorate, the DGS, was not able to tell AFP why there had been a sudden rise in the figures for deaths at care homes. The figures had been updated from those provided by the regional health authorities, they said.The figure for care home deaths have been corrected several times in recent days, reflecting the challenges officials face in collecting and collating the data. Topics : Deaths from the new coronavirus in France passed 28,000 Sunday, the health ministry announced, as officials tried to contain outbreaks in two abattoirs.The latest daily toll, of 483, the largest in several weeks, was made up mainly of deaths in care homes: 429 deaths, compared to only 54 in hospital.Those numbers took France’s total number of deaths from the virus to 28,108.center_img Abattoir ‘clusters’ Health officials meanwhile were battling to contain two outbreaks of the virus at abattoirs that are so far known to have infected around a hundred people.One abattoir is in the central Val de Loire region near the city of Orleans. The other is in the northwestern region of Brittany.Regional health officials said 63 of the 209 workers at the Breton slaughterhouse had so far tested positive for the virus.At the slaughterhouse in Fleury-les-Aubrais, near Orleans, officials there said they had detected a “cluster” of 34 cases among the 400 workers. Another 40 were tested on Sunday with others following on Tuesday. “According to the company’s human resources department, there were masks, gels, temperature readings at the entrance to the slaughterhouse and it seems that the protocol was followed,” said regional prefect Pierre Pouessel.The overall picture in France, however, with a continuing fall in both hospital deaths and admissions for the virus, was better news.Four regions, in the north and the east of the country — including the Paris region — account for 74 percent of the number of people being treated in hospital.Since the virus arrived in France, 98,569 people have been hospitalized, of whom 17,500 had to be treated in intensive care. More that 61,000 have recovered and been allowed home.last_img read more

 

PensionDanmark meets UK unions over claims of wage-undercutting

first_imgRepresentatives of two of the biggest trade unions in the UK met staff at PensionDanmark this morning over a dispute regarding Croatian workers on two biomass plants the fund invests in.The unions – Unite and GMB – claim Croatian workers are being underpaid in contravention of union agreements at two power plants owned by Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP). PensionDanmark, the DKK221bn (€29.7bn) labour-market pension fund, is CIP’s biggest investor, alongside other institutional backers.The two power plants concerned are the biomass-fuelled power plant in Rotherham, and a biomass-fired combined heat and power plant project in Kent.Jens-Christian Stougaard, director of PensionDanmark, told IPE: “We had a very pleasant meeting this morning with four representatives from the UK unions. “When we invest – being directly or through CIP – we have, among other things, clauses regarding wage and work conditions which also apply to subcontractors. Of course we do not support undercutting rates.”Some of the points discussed at the meeting had been put forward before, Stougaard said. There had been an ongoing dialogue between the parties involved: Babcock & Wilcox Vølund, Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor (BWSC), and the two unions.The meeting was part of a programme of action scheduled today in Copenhagen by members of Unite and GMB, which together have around 2m members across various UK industries.Union members handed out leaflets in the city encouraging the Danish public to sign a petition calling on the Danish government to launch an investigation into what the unions called social dumping.The unions claimed that at the Rotherham project, Babcock & Wilcox Vølund was sub-contracting work to Croatian company Duro Dakovic, which had ignored the appropriate collective agreement and was paying workers the minimum wage of £7.20 (€8.44) an hour, less than half the rate in the collective agreement for engineering construction workers (NAECI).Meanwhile at the Kent project, BWSC did not allow trade unions on their site and refused to follow the NAECI agreement, Unite and GMB said.Unite national officer for construction, Bernard McAulay, said: “It is the height of hypocrisy when companies turn a blind eye to allow the exploitation of workers in the UK to boost profits, when such practices are illegal in Denmark.”After the meeting, McAulay told IPE PensionDanmark had said they would come back to the unions and that further meetings would take place.“The key for us is that they listened, and I do believe they’ll do something going forward,” he said.While trade union collective agreements are legal and binding in Denmark, they are not in the UK.last_img read more

 

Asset management roundup: AXA quant arm adopts AI techniques

first_imgGideon Smith, Europe CIO of Rosenberg Equities, said: “This is the first step in us using neural network techniques and advanced artificial intelligence in client portfolios, but is a natural progression of the advanced quantitative techniques we’ve adopted over the last 30 years.“We believe this is a considered step and consistent with our investment approach of modelling and managing investment risk for clients. It’s an area where we have a wealth of knowledge and expertise and we are excited to leverage these techniques with the aim of improving client results in all areas of the investment process.”The company is also looking at “unstructured data sets” to use alongside traditional financial data, including a language processing tool that can analyse various text-based filings from companies to monitor investor sentiment.BNP Paribas cuts out oil and gas related assetsFrench financial services giant BNP Paribas will stop working with companies involved with extracting oil and gas from tar sands and shale methods. It has also declared it will not finance operations to extract oil from the Arctic region.The company said it was “committed” to aligning with a global initiative to keep global warming below 2°C by the end of the 21st century.Jean-Laurent Bonnafé, CEO of BNP Paribas, said in a statement: “We’re a long-standing partner to the energy sector and we’re determined to support the transition to a more sustainable world.“As an international bank, our role is to help drive the energy transition and contribute to the decarbonisation of the economy. As we have announced, we’re committed to working with and supporting those energy sector partners who have decided to make environmental issues a central part of their business policy.”The bank had previously announced a range of other aims, including €15bn of financing for renewable energy projects by 2020, €100m of investment in startup companies involved in energy transition projects, and withdrawal of financing for coal mines and coal-fired power plants.JP Morgan to launch first European ETFsJP Morgan Asset Management (JPMAM) is to list exchange-traded funds (ETFs) in Europe for the first time. The two strategies are based on strategies “typical of hedge funds”, the company said – specifically, a long-short equity product and a managed futures product.The two funds will list on the London Stock Exchange “imminently”, JPMAM said.Bryon Lake, international head of ETFs at JPMAM, said the launches would be the “first wave”, adding that the company was seeking to build out its “active, strategic beta and alternative beta ETF capabilities”.The company currently runs $2.2bn (€1.9bn) through 13 ETFs listed in the US. Rosenberg Equities, the quantitative investment arm of AXA Investment Managers, has begun using a form of artificial intelligence in its investment process.The company announced today that it had introduced “advanced modelling techniques that specifically utilise neural networks”.Rosenberg has incorporated a neural network system into its sustainable equity strategy. The company said the new model would “improve the strategy’s ability to identify stocks that are at risk of extreme price events”, as well as mitigate tail risks and ultimately seek to improve risk and return outcomes.Neural networks are computer systems designed to “learn” information in a similar way to humans. The technology hit global headlines last year when DeepMind, a machine learning company owned by Google, used its algorithm to learn the boardgame Go and subsequently beat one of the world’s top players.last_img read more

 

Teacher charged over euthanasia drug

first_imgCharges laid over importing euthanasia drugStuff co.nz 28 October 2016Family First Comment: And this is why the police must be vigilant and investigate any risk to people of them being encouraged – and given the means – to commit suicide. A Hutt Valley teacher has been charged with importing a drug used for euthanasia.Susan Dale Austen, 65, listed as a teacher from Maungaraki, faces one charge of importing the narcotic sedative pentobarbitone between March 2012 and October 2016, and one of importing on September 30.She appeared before a Wellington District Court registrar and was remanded until February without entering a plea.A previous application for name suppression was not renewed.http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/85827631/Charges-laid-over-importing-euthanasia-drug?cid=app-iPhonelast_img read more

 

Candle light vigil in honor of Jeff Joe tonight

first_img Share Tweet Jeff JosephThe community of St Joseph will be staging a special event tonight in honor of the late Jeff Joseph.Parliamentary Representative for the Layou Constituency Kevler Darroux says a candle light vigil will be helf to recognize the contributions which Jeff Joseph made to St Joseph.He says several officials are expected to attend the candle light vigil which will commence on the Jeff Joe’s lane on Backstreet.“We want to recognize him and his contribution to the community and Dominica. Officials from the Ministry of Tourism, Discover Dominica Authority and musicians will also be present. Others whose lives have been touched by Jeff Joseph are also expected to attend. He has contributed significantly both to the musical and cultural aspect of the country,” he said.Darroux said Joseph would want the nation to remember him in a joyous way and not in a sorrowful manner.“I know this is the way he wants us to remember him. He wouldn’t want us to cry over him,”.Dominica Vibes News 8 Views   no discussions Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! LocalNews Candle light vigil in honor of Jeff Joe tonight by: – November 25, 2011 Sharelast_img read more

 

Trump Tweets on Abortion Ban Exemptions

first_imgPresident Trump is chiming in on the abortion debate, as more states pass laws prohibiting the procedures.Trump tweeted on Saturday evening that he favors certain exemptions in abortion bans.….for Life in 2020. If we are foolish and do not stay UNITED as one, all of our hard fought gains for Life can, and will, rapidly disappear!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 19, 2019 Georgia Governor Brian Kemp this month also signed into law the so-called “fetal heartbeat” bill. It bans abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected, which can happen as early as six weeks, before most women know they are pregnant. As most people know, and for those who would like to know, I am strongly Pro-Life, with the three exceptions – Rape, Incest and protecting the Life of the mother – the same position taken by Ronald Reagan. We have come very far in the last two years with 105 wonderful new…..— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 19, 2019 ….Federal Judges (many more to come), two great new Supreme Court Justices, the Mexico City Policy, and a whole new & positive attitude about the Right to Life. The Radical Left, with late term abortion (and worse), is imploding on this issue. We must stick together and Win….— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 19, 2019 Trump’s position differs from the one taken by Alabama Republicans, who last week passed a near-total ban on abortions. That ban allows exceptions only “to avoid a serious health risk to the unborn child’s mother,” in cases of ectopic pregnancy and if the “unborn child has a lethal anomaly.”An attempt by Democrats to exempt rape and incest victims failed.As most people know, and for those who would like to know, I am strongly Pro-Life, with the three exceptions – Rape, Incest and protecting the Life of the mother – the same position taken by Ronald Reagan. We have come very far in the last two years with 105 wonderful new…..— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 19, 2019last_img read more

 

High School Fall Sports Schedule

first_img Bio Schoodic Grange hosting sale – October 30, 2014 Here’s the fall sports schedule for your local high school teams.Thursday, Aug. 30Boys’ soccer: MDI at Narraguagus, JV 5:30 p.m.Girls’ soccer: MDI at Narraguagus, JV 4 p.m.Golf: Ellsworth at Washington Academy, 4 p.m.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textGolf: Sumner at Deer Isle-Stonington, 4 p.m.Friday, Aug. 31Football: Ellsworth-Sumner at Foxcroft Academy, varsity 7 p.m.Football: Waterville at MDI, varsity 7 p.m.Football: Washington Academy at Bucksport, varsity 7 p.m.Boys’ soccer: MDI at Bucksport, varsity 4 p.m.Volleyball: Woodland at Bucksport, JV 4 p.m., varsity 5 p.m.Golf: Bucksport at MDI, 4 p.m.Golf: Searsport at GSA, 4 p.m.Saturday, Sept. 1Boys’ soccer: Washington Academy at Sumner, varsity noonBoys’ soccer: Deer Isle-Stonington at Schenck, varsity 1 p.m.Girls’ soccer: Bucksport at MDI, JV 11 a.m., varsity 1 p.m.Girls’ soccer: Deer Isle-Stonington at Schenck, varsity 11 a.m.Volleyball: Calais at MDI, JV noon, varsity 1 p.m.Cross-country: Ellsworth Invitational, 11 a.m.Monday, Sept. 3Football: Foxcroft Academy at Ellsworth-Sumner, JV 5 p.m.Tuesday, Sept. 4Boys’ soccer: Sumner at Bangor Christian, varsity 4 p.m.Girls’ soccer: MDI at Hermon, JV 4 p.m., varsity 6 p.m.Girls’ soccer: Searsport at Bucksport, varsity  p.m.Girls’ soccer: GSA at Deer Isle-Stonington, varsity 4 p.m.Girls’ soccer: Bangor Christian at Sumner, varsity 4 p.m.Volleyball: Ellsworth at Calais, JV 4 p.m., varsity 5:15 p.m.Volleyball: Bucksport at Machias, varsity 5 p.m.Golf: Ellsworth at Bucksport, 4 p.m.Golf: Washington Academy at MDI, 4 p.m.Golf: Sumner at Searsport, 4 p.m.Wednesday, Sept. 5Boys’ soccer: Hermon at Ellsworth, JV 4 p.m., varsity 6 p.m.Boys’ soccer: Bucksport at Searsport, varsity 4 p.m.Boys’ soccer: GSA at Deer Isle-Stonington, varsity 4 p.m.Golf: Deer Isle-Stonington at GSA, 4 p.m.Thursday, Sept. 6Boys’ soccer: Washington Academy at MDI, varsity 6 p.m.Girls’ soccer: Hermon at Ellsworth, JV 4 p.m., varsity 6 p.m.Girls’ soccer: Washington Academy at MDI, varsity 4 p.m.Girls’ soccer: Bucksport at GSA, varsity 4 p.m.Girls’ soccer: Sumner at Deer Isle-Stonington, varsity 4 p.m.Volleyball: MDI at Ellsworth, JV 4 p.m., varsity 5:15 p.m.Volleyball: Washington Academy at Sumner, JV 4 p.m., varsity 5 p.m.Golf: Sumner at Ellsworth, 4 p.m.Golf: GSA at Bucksport, 4 p.m.Friday, Sept. 7Football: Bucksport at Ellsworth-Sumner, varsity 7 p.m.Boys’ soccer: GSA at Bucksport,. varsity 4 p.m.Boys’ soccer: Sumner at Deer Isle-Stonington, varsity 4 p.m.Boys’ soccer: MDI at GSA, JV 4:30 p.m.Girls’ soccer: GSA at MDI, JV 4:30 p.m.Golf: Deer Isle-Stonington at MDI, 4 p.m.Saturday, Sept. 8Football: MDI at Camden Hills, varsity 1:20 p.m.Boys’ soccer: Washington Academy at Ellsworth, varsity 3 p.m.Boys’ soccer: Deer Isle-Stonington at Jonesport-Beals, varsity 11 a.m.Girls’ soccer: Washington Academy at Ellsworth, varsity 1 p.m.Boys’ soccer: GSA at MDI, JV 11 a.m.Volleyball: MDI at Cony, JV noon, varsity 1 p.m.Volleyball: Yarmouth at Bucksport, varsity noonCross-country: Ellsworth, MDI at Caribou Invitational, 1 p.m.Cross-country: GSA at Bucksport Invitational, 11 a.m.Monday, Sept. 10Football: Ellsworth-Sumner at Bucksport, JV 5 p.m.Boys’ soccer: Old Town at Ellsworth, JV 4 p.m., varsity 6 p.m.Boys’ soccer: Central at Bucksport, varsity 4 p.m.Boys’ soccer: GSA at John Bapst, JV 4 p.m.Girls’ soccer: MDI at Old Town, varsity 4 p.m., JV 5:30 p.m.Volleyball: Ellsworth at Cony, JV 4:30 p.m., varsity 6 p.m.Golf: Ellsworth at MDI, 4 p.m.Tuesday, Sept. 11Girls’ soccer: Ellsworth at John Bapst, JV 4 p.m., varsity 4 p.m.Girls’ soccer: Orono at Bucksport, varsity 4 p.m.Girls’ soccer: Deer Isle-Stonington at Searsport, varsity 4 p.m.Cross-country: Sumner at Lee Academy, 4 p.m.Golf: Bucksport at Washington Academy, 4 p.m.Golf: Sumner at GSA, 4 p.m.Golf: Searsport at Deer Isle-Stonington, 4 p.m.Wednesday, Sept. 12Boys’ soccer: Ellsworth at John Bapst, varsity 4 p.m., JV 5:30 p.m.Boys’ soccer: MDI at Old Town, varsity 4 p.m., JV 5:30 p.m.Boys’ soccer: Bucksport at Orono, varsity 4 p.m.Boys’ soccer: GSA at Sumner, varsity 4 p.m.Boys’ soccer: Searsport at Deer Isle-Stonington, varsity 4 p.m.Volleyball: Bucksport at MDI, JV 4 p.m., varsity 5 p.m.Volleyball: Jonesport-Beals at Sumner, JV 4 p.m., varsity 5 p.m.Thursday, Sept. 13Girls’ soccer: Ellsworth at Washington Academy, varsity 5 p.m.Girls’ soccer: Orono at GSA, varsity 4 p.m.Girls’ soccer: Sumner at Central, varsity 4 p.m.Girls’ soccer: Narraguagus at Deer Isle-Stonington, varsity 4 p.m.Volleyball: Jonesport-Beals at Ellsworth, JV 4 p.m., varsity 5:15 p.m.Golf: Washington Academy at Ellsworth, 4 p.m.Golf: MDI at Bucksport, 4 p.m.Golf: GSA at Searsport, 4 p.m.Golf: Deer Isle-Stonington at Sumner, 4 p.m.Friday, Sept. 14Football: Ellsworth-Sumner at Hermon, varsity 7 p.m.Football: MDI at Mount Blue, varsity 7 p.m.Football: Bucksport at Orono, varsity 7 p.m.Boys’ soccer: Orono at GSA, JV 4 p.m.Boys’ soccer: Central at Sumner, varsity 4 p.m.Volleyball: Machias at Ellsworth, varsity 5 p.m.Volleyball: MDI at Biddeford, JV 5 p.m., varsity 6 p.m.Volleyball: Bucksport at Calais, JV 5 p.m., varsity 6 p.m.Volleyball: Narraguagus at Sumner, JV 4 p.m., varsity 5 p.m.Cross-country: Ellsworth, Bucksport, Sumner and Searsport at GSA, 4 p.m.Cross-country: MDI at Orono, 4 p.m.Saturday, Sept. 15Boys’ soccer: Caribou at Ellsworth, JV 1 p.m., varsity 3 p.m.Boys’ soccer: MDI at John Bapst, JV 11 a.m., varsity 11 a.m.Boys’ soccer: Orono at GSA, varsity 11 a.m.Boys’ soccer: Deer Isle-Stonington at Penobscot Valley, varsity 4 p.m.Girls’ soccer: Caribou at Ellsworth, JV 1 p.m., varsity 3 p.m.Girls’ soccer: MDI at John Bapst, varsity 1 p.m., JV 3 p.m.Girls’ soccer: Bucksport at Central, varsity 1 p.m.Girls’ soccer: Sumner at GSA, varsity 2 p.m.Girls’ soccer: Deer Isle-Stonington at Penogscot Valley, varsity 2 p.m.Volleyball: MDI at Scarborough, JV 11 a.m., varsity noonMonday, Sept. 17Football: Hermon at Ellsworth-Sumner, JV 5 p.m.Football: Orono at Bucksport, JV 5 p.m.Boys’ soccer: Sumner at Narraguagus, varsity 4 p.m.Boys’ soccer: MDI at GSA, JV 4:30 p.m.Girls’ soccer: MDI at GSA, JV 4:30 p.m.Volleyball: Sumner at Ellsworth, JV 4 p.m., varsity 5:15 p.m.Tuesday, Sept. 18Girls’ soccer: Ellsworth at GSA, varsity 4 p.m.Girls’ soccer: MDI at Bucksport, varsity 4 p.m.Girls’ soccer: Sumner at Searsport, varsity 4 p.m.Girls’ soccer: Deer Isle-Stonington at Bangor Christian, varsity 4 p.m.Golf: Bucksport at Ellsworth, 4 p.m.Golf: MDI at Washington Academy, 4 p.m.Golf: GSA at Deer Isle-Stonington, 4 p.m.Golf: Searsport at Sumner, 4 p.m.Wednesday, Sept. 19Boys’ soccer: Ellsworth at GSA, JV 4 p.m., varsity 4 p.m.Boys’ soccer: Bucksport at MDI, varsity 6 p.m.Boys’ soccer: Searsport at Sumner, varsity 4 p.m.Volleyball: Ellsworth at Bucksport, JV 4 p.m., varsity 5:15 p.m.Volleyball: Woodland at Sumner, JV 4 p.m., varsity 5 p.m.Thursday, Sept. 20Boys’ soccer: John Bapst at MDI, JV 4 p.m., varsity 6 p.m.Girls’ soccer: Bucksport at Sumner, varsity 4 p.m.Girls’ soccer: GSA at Dexter, varsity 4 p.m.Volleyball: Cony at Ellsworth, JV 4 p.m., varsity 5:15 p.m.Volleyball: Bucksport at Sumner, JV 4 p.m., varsity 5 p.m.Golf: Ellsworth at Searsport, 4 p.m.Golf: MDI at Sumner, 4 p.m.Golf: Bucksport at GSA, 4 p.m.Golf: Washington Academy at Deer Isle-Stonington, 4 p.m.Friday, Sept. 21Football: Ellsworth-Sumner at Mattanawcook Academy, varsity 7 p.m.Football: Brewer at MDI, varsity 7 p.m.Football: Mount View at Bucksport, varsity 7 p.m.Boys’ soccer: Dexter at GSA, varsity 4 p.m.Girls’ soccer: MDI at Ellsworth, JV 4 p.m., varsity 6 p.m.Volleyball: Washington Academy at MDI, JV 5 p.m., varsity 6 p.m.Cross-country: Seacoast Invitational at Sumner, 4 p.m.Saturday, Sept. 22Boys’ soccer: MDI at Hermon, JV 11 a.m., varsity 1 p.m.Boys’ soccer: Sumner at Bucksport, varsity 2 p.m.Boys’ soccer: Schenck at Deer Isle-Stonington, varsity 1 p.m.Girls’ soccer: Sumner at Bangor Christian, varsity 2:30 p.m.Girls’ soccer: Schenck at Deer Isle-Stonington, varsity 11 a.m.Cross-country: MDI at Old Town, 1 p.m.Monday, Sept. 24Football: Mattanawcook Academy at Ellsworth-Sumner, JV 5 p.m.Football: Bucksport at Mount View, JV 5 p.m.Boys’ soccer: Bucksport at Mattanawcook Academy, varsity 4 p.m.Boys’ soccer: GSA at Searsport, varsity 4 p.m.Girls’ soccer: Narraguagus at Sumner, varsity 4 p.m.Volleyball: Washington Academy at Ellsworth, JV 4 p.m., varsity 5:15 p.m.Volleyball: Narraguagus at Bucksport, JV 4 p.m., varsity 5 p.m.Tuesday, Sept. 25Boys’ soccer: Ellsworth at Hermon, varsity 6:30 p.m.Boys’ soccer: Presque Isle at MDI, JV 4 p.m., varsity 4 p.m.Boy’ soccer: Bangor Christian at Deer Isle-Stonington, varsity 1 p.m.Girls’ soccer: Ellsworth at Hermon, varsity 4:30 p.m.Girls’ soccer: Mattanawcook Academy at Bucksport, varsity 4 p.m.Girls’ soccer: Searsport at GSA, varsity 4 p.m.Girls’ soccer: Sumner at Ellsworth, JV 4 p.m.Wednesday, Sept. 26Boys’ soccer: Sumner at GSA, JV 4 p.m.Girls’ soccer: Presque Isle at MDI, JV 4 p.m., varsity 4 p.m.Volleyball: MDI at Bucksport, JV 4 p.m., varsity 5 p.m.Thursday, Sept. 27Boys’ soccer: MDI at Ellsworth, JV 4 p.m., varsity 6 p.m.Girls’ soccer: Bucksport at Searsport, varsity 4 p.m.Golf: Penobscot Valley Conference Team Championships at JATO in Lincoln, 9:30 a.m.Friday, Sept. 28Football: Washington Academy at Ellsworth-Sumner, 7 p.m.Football: MDI at Belfast, varsity 7 p.m.Football: John Bapst at Bucksport, varsity 7 p.m.Boys’ soccer: Searsport at Bucksport, varsity 4 p.m.Boys’ soccer: Bangor Christian at Sumner, varsity 4 p.m.Boys’ soccer: John Bapst at GSA, JV 4 p.m.Girls’ soccer: Ellsworth at Presque Isle, JV 4:30 p.m., varsity 6:30 p.m.Volleyball: Calais at Sumner, JV 4 p.m., varsity 5 p.m.Saturday, Sept. 29Boys’ soccer: Ellsworth at Presque Isle, JV 1 p.m., varsity 3 p.m.Boys’ soccer: MDI at Caribou, JV 1 p.m., varsity 3 p.m.Boys’ soccer: Deer Isle-Stonington at GSA, varsity 1:30 p.m.Girls’ soccer: MDI at Caribou, varsity 1 p.m., JV 3 p.m.Girls’ soccer: Deer Isle-Stonington at GSA, varsity 11 a.m.Volleyball: Ellsworth vs. Kennebunk (noon) and Cape Elizabeth (3 p.m.) at MDIVolleyball: Kennebunk (1 p.m.) and Cape Elizabeth (3 p.m.) at MDIVolleyball: Bucksport at Washington Academy, JV noon, varsity 1 p.m.Volleyball: Yarmouth at Sumner, varsity noonCross-country: Festival of Champions at Troy Howard Middle School, Belfast, 11:30 a.m.Monday, Oct. 1Football: Houlton at Ellsworth-Sumner, JV 5 p.m.Football: John Bapst at Bucksport, JV 5 p.m.Boys’ soccer: Hermon at MDI, JV 4:30 p.m., varsity 6 p.m.Boys’ soccer: Bucksport at GSA, varsity 4 p.m.Boys’ soccer: Deer Isle-Stonington at Sumner, varsity 4 p.m.Volleyball: Ellsworth at MDI, JV 4 p.m., varsity 5:15 p.m.Volleyball: Machias at Bucksport, varsity 5 p.m.Tuesday, Oct. 2Girls’ soccer: Old Town at Ellsworth, JV 4 p.m., varsity 6 p.m.Girls’ soccer: Foxcroft Academy at MDI, JV 4 p.m., varsity 6 p.m.Girls’ soccer: Bucksport at Orono, varsity 4 p.m.Girls’ soccer: GSA at Sumner, varsity 4 p.m.Girls’ soccer: Searsport at Deer Isle-Stonington, varsity 4 p.m.Wednesday, Oct. 3Boys’ soccer: Foxcroft Academy at MDI, JV 4 p.m., varsity 6 p.m.Boys’ soccer: Orono at Bucksport, varsity 4 p.m.Boys’ soccer: Sumner at GSA, varsity 4 p.m.Boys’ soccer: Deer Isle-Stonington at Searsport, varsity 4 p.m.Girls’ soccer: Sumner at Narraguagus, varsity 4 p.m.Volleyball: Ellsworth at Woodland, JV 4 p.m., varsity 5:15 p.m.Volleyball: MDI at Washington Academy, JV 4:30 p.m., varsity 5:30 p.m.Volleyball: Jonesport-Beals at Bucksport, JV 4 p.m., varsity 5 p.m.Volleyball: Sumner at Narraguagus, JV 4 p.m., varsity 5 p.m.Thursday, Oct. 4Girls’ soccer: Hermon at MDI, JV 4 p.m., varsity 6 p.m.Girls’ soccer: GSA at Orono, varsity 4 p.m.Girls’ soccer: Central at Sumner, varsity 4 p.m.Friday, Oct. 5Football: Ellsworth-Sumner at Orono, varsity 7 p.m.Football: Nokomis at MDI, varsity 7 p.m.Football: Bucksport at Mattanawcook Academy, varsity 7 p.m.Boys’ soccer: GSA at Orono, JV 4 p.m., varsity 4 p.m.Boys’ soccer: Sumner at Central, varsity 4 p.m.Volleyball: Cony at MDI, JV 5 p.m., varsity 6 p.m.Volleyball: Bucksport at Woodland, JV 4 p.m., varsity 5 p.m.Volleyball: Machias at Sumner, JV 4 p.m., varsity 5 p.m.Cross-country: Hancock County Championships at Bucksport, 3:30 p.m.Saturday, Oct. 6Boys’ soccer: Ellsworth at Washington Academy, varsity 3 p.m.Boys’ soccer: Jonesport-Beals at Deer Isle-Stonington, varsity 11 a.m.Girls’ soccer: GSA at Bucksport, varsity 11 a.m.Girls’ soccer: Deer Isle-Stonington at Sumner, varsity 2 p.m.Golf: Team Championships at Natanis Golf Course, Vassalboro, 10 a.m.Monday, Oct. 8Football: Mattanawcook Academy at Bucksport, JV 5 p.m.Boys’ soccer: GSA at Ellsworth, JV 5 p.m., varsity 7 p.m.Boys’ soccer: Bucksport at Central, varsity 4 p.m.Tuesday, Oct. 9Girls’ soccer: GSA at Ellsworth, varsity 6 p.m.Girls’ soccer: John Bapst at MDI, JV 4 p.m., varsity 6 p.m.Girls’ soccer: Bucksport at Mattanawcook Academy, varsity 4 p.m.Girls’ soccer: Searsport at Sumner, varsity 4 p.m.Girls’ soccer: Bangor Christian at Deer Isle-Stonington, varsity 4 p.m.Volleyball: Sumner at Calais, JV 4 p.m., varsity 5 p.m.Wednesday, Oct. 10Boys’ soccer: John Bapst at Ellsworth, JV 4 p.m., varsity 6 p.m.Boys’ soccer: Sumner at Searsport, varsity 4 p.m.Volleyball: Sumner at Woodland, JV 4 p.m., varsity 5 p.m.Thursday, Oct. 11Boys’ soccer: MDI at Washington Academy, varsity 6 p.m.Girls’ soccer: John Bapst at Ellsworth, JV 4 p.m., varsity 6 p.m.Girls’ soccer: MDI at Washington Academy, varsity 4 p.m.Girls’ soccer: Sumner at Bucksport, varsity 4 p.m.Girls’ soccer: Dexter at GSA, varsity 4 p.m.Girls’ soccer: Deer Isle-Stonington at Narraguagus, varsity 4 p.m.Volleyball: Bucksport at Ellsworth, JV 4 p.m., varsity 5:15 p.m.Friday, Oct. 12Football: John Bapst at Ellsworth-Sumner, varsity 7 p.m.Football: MDI at Hampden Academy, varsity 7 p.m.Football: Foxcroft Academy at Bucksport, varsity 7 p.m.Boys’ soccer: Bucksport at Sumner, varsity 4 p.m.Boys’ soccer: GSA at Dexter, varsity 4 p.m.Volleyball: MDI at Calais, JV 5 p.m., varsity 6 p.m.Volleyball: Sumner at Machias, JV 4 p.m., varsity 5 p.m.Saturday, Oct. 13Boys’ soccer: Ellsworth at Foxcroft Academy, JV noon, varsity 2 p.m.Boys’ soccer: Penobscot Valley at Deer Isle-Stonington, varsity 1 p.m.Girls’ soccer: Ellsworth at Foxcroft Academy, JV 10 a.m., varsity noonGirls’ soccer: Central at Bucksport, varsity 1 p.m.Girls’ soccer: Penobscot Valley at Deer Isle-Stonington, varsity 11 a.m.Volleyball: North Yarmouth Academy at Sumner, varsity 1 p.m.Cross-country: Penobscot Valley Conference Championships at Ellsworth, noonGolf: State Individual Championships at Natanis Golf Course, Vassalboro, 10 a.m.Monday, Oct. 15Football: John Bapst at Ellsworth-Sumner, JV 5 p.m.Football: Bucksport at Foxcroft Academy, JV 5 p.m.Boys’soccer: Mattanawcook Academy at Bucksport, varsity 4 p.m.Boys’ soccer: Searsport at GSA, varsity 4 p.m.Boys’ soccer: Bangor Christian at Deer Isle-Stonington, varsity 4 p.m.Boys’ soccer: GSA at Sumner, JV 4 p.m.Girls’ soccer: Ellsworth at MDI, JV 4:30 p.m., varsity 6 p.m.Tuesday, Oct. 16Boys’ soccer: Ellsworth at MDI, JV 4:30 p.m., varsity 6:30 p.m.Girls’ soccer: GSA at Searsport, varsity 4 p.m.Friday, Oct. 19Football: Mount View at Ellsworth-Sumner, varsity 7 p.m.Football: Old Town at MDI, varsity 7 p.m.Football: Bucksport at Hermon, varsity 7 p.m.Saturday, Oct. 20Cross-country: Eastern Maine Championships at Troy Howard Middle School, Belfast, 11 a.m.Monday, Oct. 22Football: Hermon at Bucksport, JV 5 p.m.Saturday, Oct. 27Cross-country: State Championships at Troy Howard Middle School, Belfast, 11 a.m. Fenceviewer Staff Fitness trainer is now cancer-exercise expert – October 12, 2014center_img Latest Posts Latest posts by Fenceviewer Staff (see all) Town report wins award – October 11, 2014last_img read more

 

VIRUS DIARY: Of pandemics, parenting and … Michael Jordan

first_img May 19, 2020 Associated Press VIRUS DIARY: Of pandemics, parenting and … Michael Jordan Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditOKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Back in the day, I watched Michael Jordan drop 63 on the Boston Celtics on a small black-and-white TV with dials. I was a teenager as Jordan became a global icon. I remember the crazy dunks, the commercials, the baggy shorts and the shoes.Now, as a pandemic slowed America, I found an unexpected, unforgettable bonding experience emerging in my home. And Michael Jordan was right at the center of it. “The Last Dance,” a 10-part ESPN docuseries that chronicled Jordan’s basketball career, helped me build a stronger connection with my 14-year-old son, Elias. Each Sunday for the past month, Elias and I grilled. He handled the hot dogs; I took care of the burgers and brats. Then we watched both episodes, uninterrupted. After that, we watched the shows that talked about what we’d just watched. Then we shared what we hoped would be in the upcoming episodes.To hear him discuss events from that era with his friends as though they just happened has been music to my ears.Jordan’s cultural influence has remained strong through his Air Jordan shoes, and now Elias has a better understanding of the man behind them. After watching the series, Elias wants a pair of Jordans just as badly as I did back when the originals came out in 1984.But he hasn’t been just talking about MJ. He’s been talking about Scottie Pippen, Charles Barkley, Isiah Thomas, Reggie Miller, Larry Bird, Clyde Drexler, Gary Payton and Karl Malone — in some cases as they were trending on Twitter. The series has brought light to a golden era of hoops unlike any other.And I have learned things about my son. I would never have guessed the person he would relate to most was the eccentric Dennis Rodman. But when Elias helped Highland West Junior High win back-to-back city championships the past two years, he was Rodman-like — a strong rebounder who hustled, defended multiple positions and was mentally and physically tough. It makes perfect sense. As for Rodman the person? Elias found him entertaining. As pro wrestling fans, we got a kick out of Rodman skipping finals practice to show up with Hulk Hogan on WCW Nitro. As Elias astutely put it, Hogan is one of the only people it would make sense to ditch Michael Jordan for.Elias understood why Mike was so hard on his teammates. You can’t argue with the results, he said. When he plays at Southmoore High School, I imagine he will be the Pippen of his team — the one who uplifts others.Throughout much of the series, Elias held a ball in his hands. He often would go step-by-step through Jordan’s movements. After all these years, His Airness still makes kids want to pick up a ball at all hours. It’s frustrating that Elias can’t go out right now and try his new moves against his friends.One gift from the series that wasn’t about Mike: the music. Elias heard L.L. Cool J’s “I’m Bad” and Kool Moe Dee’s “How Ya Like Me Now” and immediately wanted to hear more. He loved OutKast’s “Rosa Parks,” Black Sheep’s “The Choice is Yours” and Naughty By Nature’s “Hip Hop Hooray.” He didn’t just hear the old-school sound. He felt it and was changed.Sunday’s two shows were the final ones for “The Last Dance.” And for the first time, my son and I felt the loss of something we enjoyed that started after the onset of the pandemic. A beautiful thing happened after the last episode. Instead of talking about what we wanted to see next, Elias and I talked about saving the time slot and continuing to bond.Something good has come of this pandemic after all.___ “Virus Diary,” an occasional feature, showcases the coronavirus saga through the eyes of Associated Press journalists around the world. See previous entries here. Follow AP Sports Writer Cliff Brunt on Twitter at http://CliffBruntAP,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more

 

First Deepwater Forces NBBF to Change Fixtures

first_imgThe IGP Queens on their part outplayed Benue Princess with 81- 63 points.The league continues today with top teams like First Bank confronting youthful Dolphins side.The NBBF scribe said the all efforts were on to ensure the second stage was a hitch-free competition.“We are not relenting. We are working towards getting it right because this is a crucial stage of the competition since some of the teams will be dropped after the Kaduna event,” Balewa concluded.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram First Deepwater Basketball team has forced the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) to alter some of the fixtures of the ongoing Zenith Bank Women league.The non-arrival of the Lagos-based team has resulted in some alterations of match fixtures.NBBF officials are still hopeful that Deepwater would arrive last night for the competition, hence, the rescheduling of some matches.NBBF Scribe, Augustine Balewa, said all things being equal, Deepwater would be received on arrival.Meanwhile, First Bank of Lagos has continued the domination of the league beating Taraba Hurricanes 100 – 22 points, Delta Force defeated Zamfara Babes 66 – 38 while Coal City girls lost 11 -29 to Sunshine Babes.last_img read more

 

It’s ‘TOOOOOOOOOOOON Time’

first_imgSophomore Nick Toon has become Wisconsin\’s top wide receiver in his second playing season for the Badgers.[/media-credit]Clich?s are thrown around a lot in the game of football, but ask anyone within the Wisconsin football program and you’ll likely get the same answer: The sky is the limit for wide receiver Nick Toon.The sophomore from Middleton has shown such potential since stepping on campus in summer 2007 before redshirting his first year with the team.After earning first-team all-state honors as a senior at Middleton High School, Toon chose to stay close to home, following in his father Al’s footsteps, rather than going to Michigan, one of Toon’s top out-of-state options.“It makes me feel a little bit more at home,” Toon said. “One of the reasons I stayed here was so I could be close to my family.”Toon’s decision was a big one for Wisconsin, as the 6-foot-3 receiver has taken over the starting role in just his second season with the team and has developed into a big play threat for the Badgers.As a starter, Toon knows his role is more than just catching passes. He knows he must provide an example for the rest of the receiver corps, even if he isn’t the oldest or most experienced Badger at his position.According to fellow wide receiver Isaac Anderson, Toon has stepped up to the challenge.“He’s definitely stepped into a leadership role,” Anderson said. “Nick has done a lot of things for the receivers and the offense. He understands his position as a starter, as I do as well. We just try to lead the other guys and bring energy to the offense.”Through nine games, Toon has caught 37 passes this season for 535 yards. He also has added a pair of touchdowns, but arguably, the best reception of his career came Saturday at Indiana.With 2:35 remaining and Wisconsin facing a third-and-eight at their own 32-yard line, Toon pulled in a 17-yard pass from quarterback Scott Tolzien, which extended the Badgers’ drive and allowed UW to run the clock to zero over the final five plays.“Big time throw, big time catch, big time call,” head coach Bret Bielema said after the game.“We didn’t have to throw there, but we wanted to keep the defense on their heels,” Tolzien added. “It was definitely big time for Nick to come up with the play there.”According to Toon, he had seen the potential in that play long before it was called.“I was trying to get them to call that play the whole game,” Toon said. “I was happy they finally called it, and I was hoping I could score on it. I didn’t get that done, but hopefully I can get that done here in the near future.”Toon finished with five catches for 123 yards but did not find the end zone against the Hoosiers. While the performance may have been a surprise to some, it is something he has been building up to since his redshirt season.According to wide receivers coach DelVaughn Alexander, one of Toon’s biggest assets is his willingness and interest in learning more about the game.“He’s been a good student trying to figure out what it takes to be a good player,” Alexander said. “First you want to be a student, but you also want to be a hard worker, and he’s shown that he is. He had a really good offseason, he got stronger and he worked on his speed in the offseason, and now he’s reaping the benefits of that.”Alexander’s assessment of Toon’s hard work echoes that of strength and conditioning coach Ben Herbert, who works with the players in the offseason. According to Herbert, the sophomore receiver was one of the top five players in terms of summer workouts, along with Anderson.Of course, the Wisconsin coaches are not Toon’s only source of knowledge. With his father being a former UW and New York Jets wide receiver, Toon’s route to his current position as the Badgers’ wide receiver is almost like destiny.According to Toon, his father has helped him “quite a bit” in the development of his ability as a wide receiver, even though he says they do not talk that much about football.“Obviously, in my opinion, he’s probably one of the best receivers to play the game,” Toon said. “He knows a lot about the position and a lot about what I’m going through and what I do and he went through it. He knows more about it than anybody I’ve met up to this point.“He just shares his knowledge with me,” Toon continued. “And he tries to make sure I’m doing everything right.”While the sky may be the limit, Toon remains grounded, understanding much of his success begins up front with the offensive line. He also credits his numbers to the strong efforts of Tolzien behind center.He does, however, still have at least one goal for himself.“One of my biggest goals is to be better than my dad,” Toon said. “I know I’ve got some big shoes to fill, but that’s one of the goals.”last_img read more