Light rail to augment expanding network

first_imgINTRO: Preliminary engineering has started for two light rail lines in Vancouver, British Columbia, to augment existing mini-metro and commuter rail routes. Construction is due to get under way in 1999, with the first low-floor cars running by 2005. William D Middleton reportsA 33 km light rail network will be added to the automated mini-metro and commuter rail routes serving the city of Vancouver under a C$2bn 10-year rail development plan adopted by BC Transit. Part of a 25-year strategy to strengthen public transport services in a region of rapid urban growth, the plan envisages most riders reaching the stations by foot or feeder bus, rather than car.Canada’s principal West Coast city is unique among North American urban centres of its size. While others suffered the disruption of urban freeway construction and the social and economic changes that followed, Vancouver held the road builders off at the city line.This decision to avoid the typical North American over-dependence on the private car for urban mobility has been backed up by a strong commitment to public transport and an emphasis on regional land use planning which supports its use. Vancouver is one of the most heavily public transport-oriented cities of its size on the continent, preserving the region’s prized quality of life, and helping to develop exceptionally strong and vibrant urban centres.For many years Vancouver relied on a network of buses and trolleybuses, together with the SeaBus ferry linking the city centre to North Vancouver across Burrard Inlet. But rapid population growth throughout the Greater Vancouver region requires higher-capacity rail solutions to ensure a high quality of public transport for the future. In the 30 years from 1961 the region’s population doubled from 800000 to 1.6 million; now approaching 2 million, the total is expected to reach 3 million by 2021.Automated metro firstVancouver began a shift to rail transport in the mid-1980s with the development of the fully-automated SkyTrain mini-metro, using UTDC (now Bombardier) advanced light rapid transit technology. An initial 21.4 km segment with 15 stations opened between Vancouver, Burnaby and New Westminster in January 1986. Subsequent extensions completed between 1989 and 1994 expanded the line to 28.9 km and 20 stations, crossing the Fraser River to Surrey on a 616m cable-stayed bridge. Most of SkyTrain is on viaduct, although 1.6 km runs under the city centre in a former railway tunnel. The low profile of the ALRT vehicles permitted one track to be stacked above the other in the single-track bore. The line is normally operated in a fully automatic driverless mode, with radio-equipped roving attendants free to patrol trains and stations, conduct revenue inspection, assist passengers and respond to problems.The initial fleet of 114 Mk I ALRT vehicles was later expanded to 150, and another 20 are to be added over the next five years. These 12.7m long lightweight cars each carry 75 passengers, and run in married pairs. Powered by underslung linear motors, they have steerable trucks. Seltrac automatic train control was supplied by Alcatel Canada. Trains run at a normal maximum speed of 80 km/h, at a base frequency of 5min, with peak headways averaging 2 min 30 sec.SkyTrain has proved a resounding success, with ridership growing by more than 80% from 21.4 million passenger journeys in its first full year of operation to almost 39.2 million in the 1995-96 financial year. The benefits of automation have become more apparent as ridership has grown, as vehicle and staff productivity have increased and unit costs have fallen. Between 1987-88 and 1995-96 the average operating cost per passenger dropped by 25%, from C$1.22 to C$0.92.West Coast ExpressVancouver’s second foray into urban rail services was the development of a 64 km commuter rail route running east into the Fraser River valley to serve a region suffering from severe highway congestion. Operating over the Canadian Pacific Railway main line between Vancouver and Mission, West Coast Express serves eight stations. The city terminus at Waterfront station provides connections with local bus services, SkyTrain and the SeaBus.The commuter trains began running in November 1995, just 18 months after the British Columbia government reached an agreement with CPR to develop the service. Five 3200hp General Motors F59PHI locomotives and 28 Bombardier 148-seat bi-level coaches operate in push-pull configurations. A barrier-free fare collection system is used, with ticket vending machines that accept cash, debit or credit cards, or stored-value smart cards. West Coast Express was established by BC Transit as a separate operating company, but virtually all operations and maintenance services are provided under contract.Five inbound trains run during the weekday morning peak period, and the same number head out again in the evening. Extra trains are operated for sports events at General Motors Place, and on Sundays during the summer months. Amenities such as work tables and computer hook-ups, bicycle storage and an on-train cappuccino coffee service have helped to make the service appealing to affluent suburban commuters. Last September West Coast Express began offering on-train college courses conducted by Capilano College.Commuter rail ridership has grown by 30% since its first month, to a current level of about 6500 passengers on a typical week day. Of these, three-quarters have been attracted from driving their own cars. Traffic is close to reaching the capacity of the fleet at the current level of service, and capacity constraints in the busy CPR corridor will have to be addressed before additional peak period trains or mid-day, evening and weekend services can be run.Light rail comes nextMedium-term and long-range development plans announced by the British Columbia government and BC Transit in September 1995 forecast considerable expansion of rail services within the Greater Vancouver area over the next 25 years, including up to five new lines.BC Transit’s C$2 bn, 10-year rail development plan envisages construction of a 33 km light rail network linking regional and municipal town centres. An east-west LRT route will serve the heavily-used Broadway – Lougheed corridor southeast of the city centre, and a north-south route will link Coquitlam, Port Moody and New Westminster. The LRT will interchange with both SkyTrain and West Coast Express. As with the existing rail lines, a high proportion of LRT users are expected to arrive by feeder bus or on foot from high density residential developments around the stations.The LRT is intended to operate effectively both on-street with frequent stops, as in the densely populated Broadway corridor, and at 70 or 80 km/h along dedicated rail rights-of-way or highway medians on suburban corridors. The cars are likely to be partial low-floor vehicles capable of high operating speeds, such as the Siemens SD600 recently introduced by Tri-Met in Portland, Oregon.Environmental studies and preliminary engineering for the C$1.15bn LRT programme are now beginning, and should be complete within two years. Construction will start before the end of 1999, with 27route-km scheduled to open in 2005. This covers the whole of the Broadway – Lougheed line and the northern half of the Coquitlam – New Westminster line. The Lougheed – New Westminster segment will follow in 2008. Projected daily ridership for the full system is around 100000.Paving the way for the light rail line, BC Transit has launched an express bus service aimed at boosting ridership in the Broadway -Lougheed corridor. Inaugurated in September 1996, Route 99 B-Line offers a frequent limited-stop service along the Broadway corridor from the University of British Columbia to Lougheed. During its first year of operation, 99 B-Line boosted daily ridership from 8000 to over 12000. BC Transit envisages launching a similar ’pre-LRT’ service between Coquitlam and New Westminster in 2000.A 16.1 km north-south light rail line linking Vancouver and Richmond has been under discussion for many years, and is now likely to move into construction at a later stage of the 25-year long-term development plan. BC Transit’s 10-year plan envisages the introduction of a Rapid Bus service to Richmond as a precursor to the LRT. It will run from the rail/bus/ferry interchange at Waterfront across the city centre via Granville Street and then south to Richmond. Articulated, low-floor buses will run at 5 to 10 min headways, using automatic vehicle location, traffic signal pre-emption, and bus lanes to achieve end-to-end commercial speeds close to 30 km/h. The C$75m project is due to begin this year, with services to start at the end of 1999.The 25-year plan also includes two feeder routes from the SkyTrain terminus at Surrey, which are also expected to begin as rapid bus routes in 2005-06 and then be converted to rail services. No decision has yet been taken as to whether they would be built as SkyTrain extensions or as classic light rail lines.One route would run south for 9 km along King George Highway to Newton Town Centre and the Surrey Municipal Centre at Highway 10. The other could run east for about 4 km along 104 Avenue to Guilford Town Centre, where it will serve a park-and-ride terminal connected to the Trans-Canada Highway.CAPTION: This spectacular cable-stayed bridge carries Vancouver’s SkyTrain mini-metro across the Fraser River between New Westminster and SurreyCAPTION: No decision has yet been taken as to whether the extensions beyond Surrey should use SkyTrain or light rail technologyCAPTION: Public transport patronage in Vancouver remains high because of close integration of land use planning with rail and bus servicesCAPTION: ALRT SkyTrain services currently handle almost 40 million passenger journeys a year (above), with the new West CoastExpress commuter service attracting over 6 500 passengers a day after just two years of operation (right) CAPTION: Vancouver’s Waterfront terminus provides interchange between West Coast Express, SkyTrain and SeaBus servicesLe métro léger doit compléter un réseau en expansionLes études préliminaires portant sur deux lignes de métro léger à Vancouver, Colombie britannique, pour compléter le mini-métro SkyTrain existant et les lignes ferroviaires de banlieue du West Coast Express, ont démarré. Il est prévu que les travaux de construction commencent en 1999 avec les premières voitures à plancher bas roulant d’ici 2005. Trois autres corridors doivent être développés dans le cadre d’une stratégie de 25 ans pour les transports en communStadtbahn soll expandierendes Verkehrsnetz bereichernIn Vancouver, British Columbia, haben vorbereitende Ingenieurarbeiten für zwei Stadtbahnlinien begonnen, die eine Ergänzung zu den vorhandenen SkyTrain- Kleinstadtbahn und der Pendlerzugstrecken von West Coast Express darstellen sollen. 1999 sollen die Bauarbeiten beginnen und die ersten Niederflurwagen werden bis zum Jahre 2005 in Betrieb genommen. Im Rahmen einer Massenverkehrsmittelstrategie über 25 Jahre sollen drei weitere Korridore ausgebaut werdenTrenes ligeros que expandirlast_img read more

Front row seat to river city

first_imgAfter a busy day at the office, retiring to this master bedroom with private balcony would be blissful.The garden is fully irrigated and the property has CCTV cameras with a motion sensor, and security screens. MORE REAL ESTATE STORIES This four-bedroom house at 11 Samuel Place, Sinnamon Park is on the market for between $1.775m to $1.85m.WATCH the boats go by on the Brisbane River from your private entertaining area in this Windermere Estate home on a 1,001sq m block.Sebastian and Kerry Banks have lived at 11 Samuel Place, Sinnamon Park for two-and-a-half years and are selling their riverfront home to return to England. >>>FOLLOW THE COURIER-MAIL REAL ESTATE TEAM ON FACEBOOK<<< More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019Work from home and make this outdoor area your office.“We will have an outside area in England, and we’ll be able to use it a lot for about a week,”There are four living areas and the couple have removed built-in furniture to give the house more space. “It’s the entertaining area and views that we’ll miss,” Mr Banks said. Scott Gemmell of LJ Hooker Brisbane City Residential is taking the property to market and private inspections are invited.“Everything is integrated, and as you’re sitting outside in the morning or evening, or working from home on your computer, you’re looking out across the river, it’s quite secluded.”last_img read more

Statement on behalf of Ambassador Vince Henderson & Anthony W Astaphan, SC regarding Roman Lakschin

first_imgSenior Council Anthony W Astaphan.One of the essential points we were addressing on the Government in Focus program last night was the allegation that Roman Lakschin and the issues surrounding him began with the Honourable Prime Minister Mr. Roosevelt Skerrit. This allegation is plainly false. However, we said that a case concerning Mr. Laksckin was not filed in the International Court of Justice in 2006. This was inaccurate. But what was accurate, are the following;• the genesis of the appointment of Laksckin and the preparation for the case predated and preceded by many years the appointment of Mr. Roosevelt Skerrit as Prime Minister;• Mr. Roman Lakschin was first appointed as Deputy Permanent Representative and Ambassador to the United Nations Offices in Geneva by the Dominica Freedom Party prior to 1995;• He was appointed officially to the Post of Permanent Representative and Ambassador at the United Nations Offices in Geneva in March 1996;• As early as 2002 Mr. Lakschin sought to have proceedings instituted against Switzerland. • Mr. Lakschin’s intended application was fully supported in January 2002 by the former Prime Minister Mr. Edison James who swore to an affidavit in support of Mr. Lakschin;• An application was purportedly filed on behalf of the Government of Dominica in April 2006; and• The Prime Minister (less than a month later) by letter of 15th May 2006 informed the International Court of Justice that the application was to be promptly and unconditionally withdrawn. His Excellency Ambassador Vince Henderson. Image via: cadenagramonte.cuThe Honourable Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit informed the International Court of Justice that the Government of Dominica ‘did not wish to go on with the proceedings instituted against Switzerland’ and requested that the Court makes an Order ‘officially recording (the Government’s) unconditional discontinuance’. The Honourable Prime Minister also requested that the case be removed from the General List.We regret the error made during the program, but it is our view that the decisive and clear action on the part of the Honourable Mr.Roosevelt Skerrit establishes that he and the Cabinet of the Commonwealth of Dominica did not believe that it was in the public or country’s interest to pursue the matter against Switzerland and acted accordingly. Press Release Share LocalNews Statement on behalf of Ambassador Vince Henderson & Anthony W Astaphan, SC regarding Roman Lakschin by: – December 2, 2011 957 Views   one comment Sharing is caring!center_img Share Share Tweetlast_img read more

Health Foundation Recieves Donation From Local Bank

first_imgPictured from left: Vicki Elliff, MMH oncology director; Tim Putnam, MMH president; Leslie Kessens, The Napoleon State Bank president; Mary Dickey, MMHF director; Debbie Hardy, cancer patient and The Napoleon State Bank employee; and Christy Sutton, The Napoleon State Bank HR and marketing officerOn Dec. 17, representatives from The Napoleon State Bank presented the Margaret Mary Health Foundation’s cancer fund with a check for $2,500. In celebration of its 110th anniversary, Napoleon State Bank raised the funds through a year-long community fundraiser.“To celebrate our 110th year in business, we had a large anniversary card constructed and it has been with us at all our community events, as well as on tour at our branches,” said Melea Gault, marketing coordinator for The Napoleon State Bank. “The community has been signing the card, and for every signature we received, our bank donated $1 to our local cancer programs. So many of our employees have been impacted by cancer that we wanted to show our local hospitals how much we appreciate all they do.”Margaret Mary’s Health Foundation was established in 2012 to raise money to enhance hospital programs, services, technology and educational opportunities, and to engage the community as partners in health improvement.Mary Dickey, Executive Director of the Foundation says, “We are so appreciative of Napoleon State Bank’s generous donation to the Health Foundation’s cancer fund. Their contribution demonstrates their commitment to supporting the health and wellness of our communities, and for that, we are truly grateful.”last_img read more

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings Through May 3

first_imgIMCA Modifieds – 1. Chaz Baca, Mesa, Ariz., 989; 2. Colin Deming, Hobbs, N.M., 718; 3. Jeffrey Ab­bey, Comanche, Texas, 701; 4. Kelsie Foley, Tucson, Ariz., 629; 5. William Gould, Calera, Okla., 597; 6. Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo., 596; 7. Matt Guillaume, Haslet, Texas, 574; 8. Chris Bragg, Springtown, Texas, 525; 9. Cody Laney, Torrance, Calif., 504; 10. Rob Slott, New Waverly, Texas, 497; 11. Cory Sample, Winnemucca, Nev., 485; 12. Josh McGaha, Abilene, Texas, 447; 13. Brandon Hood, McGregor, Texas, 428; 14. Chase Allen, Midlothian, Texas, 426; 15. Chad Melton, Mineral Wells, Texas, 423; 16. Marlyn Seidler, Underwood, N.D., 411; 17. Ja­son Noll, Peoria, Ariz., 410; 18. Cody Shoemaker, Decatur, Texas, 406; 19. Ricky Thornton Jr., Clive, Iowa, 404; 20. Garth Dushanek, Avondale, Ariz., 399.IMCA Late Models – 1. Andy Nezworski, Buffalo, Iowa, 144; 2. Matt Ryan, Davenport, Iowa, 139; 3. Chad Holladay, Muscatine, Iowa, and Rob Toland, Colona, Ill., both 114; 5. Eric Sanders, Sher­rard, Ill., 108; 6. Chuck Hanna, Port Byron, Ill., 103; 7. Nick Marolf, Moscow, Iowa, 99; 8. Tim Simpson, Iowa City, Iowa, 90; 9. Justin Kay, Wheatland, Iowa, 80; 10. Todd Cooney, Pleasant Hill, Iowa, 76; 11. Jeremiah Hurst, Dubuque, Iowa, 71; 12. Joe Zrostlik, Long Grove, Iowa, 67; 13. Kyle Hinrichs, Swisher, Iowa, and Joe Ross, Thomson, Ill., both 65; 15. Darrel DeFrance, Mar­shalltown, Iowa, 63; 16. Joe Beal, Milan, Ill., 59; 17. Terry Neal, Ely, Iowa, and LeRoy Brenner, Aledo, Ill., both 56; 19. Chad Coyne, Orion, Ill., 55; 20. Curt Schroeder, Newton, Iowa, 52.IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 221; 2. Andy Shouse, Oklahoma City, Okla., 192; 3. Grant Duinkerken, Riverdale, Calif., 187; 4. Austin Mundie, Carroll­ton, Texas, 186; 5. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 184; 6. Chad Wilson, North Richland Hills, Texas, 182; 7. Monty Ferriera, Fresno, Calif., 181; 8. Drew Ritchey, Everett, Pa., 179; 9. Albert Pombo, Fresno, Calif., 178; 10. Shane Sellers, Tuttle, Okla., 177; 11. Vaughn Schott, Tipton, Calif., 174; 12. George Tristao Jr., Tulare, Calif., 169; 13. Gary Owens, Pauls Valley, Okla., 167; 14. Brook­lyn Holland, Fresno, Calif., 166; 15. Logan Scherb, Decatur, Texas, 160; 16. Kevin Ramey, Fort Worth, Texas, 155; 17. Kyle A. Ganoe, Thompsontown, Pa., 154; 18. Blake Baccus, Crandall, Texas, 153; 19. Chris Kelly, Oklahoma City, Okla., 152; 20. Cody Whitworth, Oklahoma City, Okla., 150.IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars – 1. Dean Abbey, Roanoke, Texas, 768; 2. Mark Adams, Fort Worth, Texas, 718; 3. Westin Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 596; 4. Bryce Pritchett, Combine, Texas, 565; 5. Kirk Martin, Weatherford, Texas, 456; 6. Andy Roller, Waco, Texas, 453; 7. Joe O’Bryan, Round Rock, Texas, 448; 8. G.W. Egbert IV, Belton, Texas, 389; 9. Dennis Bissonnette, Stephen­ville, Texas, 379; 10. Damon Hammond, Burleson, Texas, 377; 11. Justin Wierenga, Killeen, Texas, 366; 12. Brandon Hood, McGregor, Texas, 363; 13. Shelby Williams, Bonham, Texas, 362; 14. Mike Childs, Hudson Oaks, Texas, 360; 15. Dillon Smith, Hewitt, Texas, 343; 16. Cary White, Lamesa, Texas, 341; 17. Billy Wade, San Angelo, Texas, and Zach Spillman, Marble Falls, Texas, both 339; 19. Tyler Muirhead, Mabank, Texas, 323; 20. Damon Murty, Chelsea, Iowa, 303.IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks – 1. Bradley Stafford, Desert Hills, Ariz., 393; 2. Allen Hakes, Phoe­nix, Ariz., 369; 3. Chuck Thornton, Phoenix, Ariz., 339; 4. Ryan Wilkerson, Midland, Texas, 308; 5. Kyle Cardinal, Paradise Valley, Ariz., 301; 6. Joseph Peterson, Chandler, Ariz., 296; 7. Leah Wroten, Independence, Iowa, 274; 8. Joe Vlasity, Glendale, Ariz., 272; 9. Gerald Spalding Jr., Abilene, Texas, 267; 10. Tathan Burkhart, Hays, Kan., 254; 11. Max Zachrison, Surprise, Ariz., 250; 12. Justin Wacha, Vinton, Iowa, and Brian Johnson, Yuma, Ariz., both 249; 14. Brady Bencken, Oakley, Kan., 235; 15. Eric Stanton, Carlisle, Iowa, 229; 16. Michael Watkins, Hawley, Texas, 222; 17. James Robinson, Yuma, Ariz., 217; 18. Cody Williams, Minneapolis, Kan., 211; 19. Michaela Scott, Merkel, Texas, 209; 20. Garrett Hager, Hays, Kan., 200.Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods – 1. Tyler Bragg, Springtown, Texas, 750; 2. Trevor Raney, Sherman, Texas, 736; 3. Gabe Tucker, Carbon, Texas, 678; 4. Rodney White, Ector, Texas, 535; 5. Dustin Robinson, Post, Texas, 496; 6. Jake Upchurch, Grand Prairie, Texas, 484; 7. Jay Coone, Weatherford, Texas, 455; 8. Taylor Florio, Copperas Cove, Texas, 446; 9. Kyle Wilkins, Italy, Texas, 426; 10. Scot Raney, Sherman, Texas, 425; 11. Hayden Wade, Waco, Texas, and Ronnie Bell, Lorena, Texas, both 416; 13. James McCreery, Midlothian, Texas, 365; 14. Shane Priddy, Merkel, Texas, 350; 15. Nick Clinkenbeard, Weatherford, Texas, and Justin Long, Haslet, Texas, both 326; 17. James Skinner, Burleson, Texas, 323; 18. Justin Nabors, Kemp, Texas, 319; 19. Cory Williams, Slaton, Texas, 311; 20. Justin Shaw, Sweetwater, Texas, 286.Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods – 1. Chase Alves, Chandler, Ariz., 878; 2. Jason George, Laveen, Ariz., 868; 3. Mark Harrison, Coolidge, Ariz., 646; 4. Mark Madrid, Phoenix, Ariz., 606; 5. Ethan Braaksma, Newton, Iowa, 596; 6. Austin Howes, Memphis, Mo., 573; 7. Arie Schouten, Blair, Neb., 531; 8. Chris Toth, Holtville, Calif., 488; 9. Kyle Smith, Yuma, Ariz., 453; 10. Fred Ryland, Brentwood, Calif., 390; 11. Bo Partain, Casa Grande, Ariz., 376; 12. Tyler Soppe, Sher­rill, Iowa, 361; 13. Marlowe Wrightsman, Peoria, Ariz., 352; 14. Chase Rudolf, Prole, Iowa, 349; 15. Miles Morris, Yuma, Ariz., 343; 16. T.J. Wyman, Laveen, Ariz., 329; 17. Brandon Setser, Daven­port, Iowa, 324; 18. Sean Isaacks, Tucson, Ariz., 317; 19. Ben Chapman, Clarence, Iowa, 305; 20. Dennis Gates, Claypool, Ariz., 290.Mach-1 Sport Compacts – 1. Julia Childs, Weatherford, Texas, 613; 2. Howard Watson, Weather­ford, Texas, 572; 3. Scott Newbury, Rhome, Texas, 522; 4. Clifton Whisenant, Proctor, Texas, 364; 5. Harold Clifton, Stephenville, Texas, 362; 6. James Morehead, Cleburne, Texas, 327; 7. Brian Bagent, Killeen, Texas, 321; 8. Pamela Whisenant, Proctor, Texas, 302; 9. Jeff Toler, Mineral Wells, Texas, 281; 10. Phalan Bukowski, Mineral Wells, Texas, 272; 11. Aubra Par­ker, Paradise, Texas, 239; 12. Rick Saupp, Stephenville, Texas, and Bill Hall, Killeen, Texas, both 215; 14. Dakota Dees, Weatherford, Texas, 206; 15. Robert Rutledge, Azle, Texas, 197; 16. Ramsey Meyer, Pierce, Neb., 195; 17. Barry Taft, Argyle, Iowa, 193; 18. Darin Weisinger Jr., Men­don, Ill., 180; 19. Billy Ayres Jr., Phoenix, Ariz., 176; 20. Danny Baggerly, Joshua, Texas, 174.last_img read more

Weekend Area Basketball Scores

first_imgGirls ScoresJac-Cen-Del  56     Morristown  41East Central  63     Scott County  53   (OT)Edinburgh  79     Milan  52Hagerstown  41     Oldenburg  30Greensburg  48     Rushville  38Lawrenceburg  51     Connersville  17Madison  70     Seymour  52Switzerland County  55     Shawe Memorial  21Southwestern Hanover  53     Trimble County  20Triton Central  83     Southwestern Shelby  19  Friday  (12-13)Boys ScoresLawrenceburg  57     Batesville  49     Rushville  62     Franklin County  55     Jac-Cen-Del  63     North Decatur  54Oldenburg  83     Seton Catholic  34South Decatur  86     Milan  85     Madison  87     South Dearborn  64    Switzerland County  50     Rising Sun  31     Crothersville  75     Hauser  38     Morristown  68     Waldron  46     Southwestern Shelby  56     Trinity Lutheran  48Southwestern Hanover  56     New Washington  53Hagerstown  47     Union County  40     Girls ScoresWaldron  35     Morristown  31Hagerstown  37     Connersville  21 Weekend Area Basketball ScoresSaturday  (12-14)Boys ScoresCampbell County  73     Batesville  68   (OT)Ross  68     East Central  65South Ripley  53     Brownstown Central  43Monrovia  66     Milan  60Southport  62     Greensburg  58Edinburgh  71     North Decatur  67Connersville  46     Pendleton Heights  44Shawe Memorial  46     Ludlow  37Thurgood Marshall  82     Southwestern Hanover  70Jennings County  50     Austin  45last_img read more

Euro 2020: Netherlands shock Germany in topsy-turvy win

first_imgRelatedPosts Whirlwind Bayern Munich dismantle Schalke in season opener Koeman hints at different approach from Barca after friendly win Lewandowski passes 50-goal mark as Bayern win 20th German Cup Netherlands scored four times in 32 second half minutes to stage a 4-2 comeback win against hosts Germany in their Euro 2020 Group C qualifier on Friday. The Germans went ahead with Serge Gnabry, netting his fourth goal in four qualifiers in the ninth minute. The Dutch came back stronger after the break, scoring twice in seven minutes with Frenkie De Jong in the 59th and a Jonathan Tah own goal. Germany levelled with a harshly-awarded 73rd minute Toni Kroos penalty but the visitors got revenge for their 2-3 loss in Amsterdam in March. They struck through Donyell Malen in the 79th after a quick combination left the German defence frozen. Georginio Wijnaldum completed the win in stoppage time. The result leaves Germany on nine points from four games, three behind leaders Northern Ireland, who they face on Monday in Belfast. The Dutch move up to six points from three games. Belarus earned a stoppage-time 2-1 win at Estonia to claim their first points in the other game in the group on Friday. Reuters/NAN.Tags: Euro 2020Frenkie De JongSerge GnabryToni Krooslast_img read more

Mourinho queries Foy after loss

first_img Willian and Ramires were both sent off in the 1-0 defeat and their manager was also dismissed for coming on the pitch in injury-time to remonstrate with the referee over his decision to send off Ramires. Foy refused to speak to Mourinho, just directing the Chelsea manager to the stands, and again the referee would not speak to the 51-year-old when he approached the official in the tunnel following the feisty contest. “I tried to speak to Mr Foy twice. I tried to speak on the pitch, and I tried in the dressing rooms,” the Chelsea manager said. “In the dressing rooms I tried to ask politely, can you give me five seconds? And he refused.” A Chelsea spokesman denied rumours Mourinho and Chelsea captain John Terry tried to force their way into the referee’s room after the game. The spokesman said Mourinho asked to speak to Foy as he went into the officials’ changing room in the tunnel at Villa Park. When Foy refused, Mourinho then asked to speak to fourth official Jon Moss as he entered the room, but again he refused. Chelsea say Mourinho did not enter the referee’s room at any point. Mourinho insisted he did not act in an angry manner during his request to speak to the officials in the tunnel. The Blues surrendered the initiative to Manchester City in the Barclays Premier League title race thanks to Fabian Delph’s 82nd-minute winner. All in all it was a dreadful trip to the Midlands for Mourinho, whose team are six points ahead of City but they have three matches in hand. Fearing another FA charge, Mourinho refused to speak about Foy’s decision to send off Ramires and Willian. “I don’t make any comments about any of the incidents in the game. I prefer not to speak,” he said. He was willing to talk about his own dismissal, though. The Portuguese defended his actions and pointed out that he was not the only one who encroached onto the pitch following Ramires’ tackle on Marc Albrighton. The Chelsea manager also criticised Villa forward Gabriel Agbonlahor for coming off the bench and getting involved in the multi-player melee that followed Ramires’ dismissal. “It’s a big occasion for me to know about the character of Mr Foy, because I want to know what he’s going to write about my sending off,” Mourinho said. “I was two-three metres inside the pitch or four-five metres, but there were like 10 persons there. It was me, my two assistants, (Villa boss) Paul Lambert, Paul’s assistants.. “And there was Agbonlahor, who came in and made an aggression on Ramires from behind. “I think almost all of us were just trying to calm (things) down and try to stop (it). So if I was sent off because I was on the pitch, I ask why not the others, especially one player that made an aggression on another one, Agbonlahor on Ramires? “Agbonlahor came from the dug out, he went to Ramires, pulled him from his neck and Agbonlahor was not on pitch he was on the bench.” A charge from the Football Association may now follow. When asked whether he thought he would be punished, an unrepentant Mourinho said: “Me? Me or the ref? No, I don’t expect (to be charged) because I did nothing.” After all the drama that occurred in the dying minutes, it was easy to forget the result and the significance of it. City’s win over Hull earlier in the day had piled the pressure on Mourinho’s men and they wilted in response. The Blues lacked creativity in attack. Fernando Torres, starting in place of the injured Samuel Eto’o, could not find a way through Villa’s organised back line. Oscar, Willian and Eden Hazard all failed to produce their usual magic. Mourinho has publicly claimed all along that City are big favourites to win the title. It is debatable whether he actually believes that or not, but Mourinho was sticking by that stance in his post-match press conference. “We are not in the title race,” Mourinho said. “We are in a match race. We play every match, we try to win, we think we can win, we give everything to win, sometimes you do, sometimes you don’t, but that’s our race.” Lambert was happy to see his team win successive home games for the first time since August 2010. The Villa boss, who refused to comment on any of the dismissals, said: “I thought we were outstanding, regardless of any decision. “The Willian red card didn’t change the game. We did well before it and we deserved the win. “We were absolutely outstanding. They are a top side vying for the league and the Champions League.” Jose Mourinho hit out at referee Chris Foy’s decision to send him off during Chelsea’s ill-tempered defeat to Aston Villa. Press Associationlast_img read more

Asia Cup Asia Cup 2018, India vs Bangladesh: Preview, Probable Playing XI, Key Players and match details

first_imgNew Delhi: The Super Four stage of the ongoing Asia Cup 2018 is set to go underway as India gear up to lock horns with Bangladesh at the Dubai International Stadium today (September 21). India have an impeccable record against their neighbours Bangladesh, especially in the Asia Cup as they have defeated them 15 times out of 16 with the Tigers winning one.IndiaIndia started their Asia Cup 2018 campaign against Hong Kong and survived a mighty scare as the Hong Kong openers nearly took the match away from Rohit Sharma and co with a brilliant opening stand. However, the Men in Blue made a super comeback against arch-rivals Pakistan after they dominated and dismantled them in a massive 8-wicket win.ALSO READ: BCCI reveals reason behind India playing all matches in DubaiBhuvneshwar Kumar was the pick of the bowlers for India in their impressive win against Pakistan, and Kedar Jadhav also impressed with the ball given the fact that he is a part-time bowler.Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel and Shardul Thakur have been replaced due to injuries as Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar and Siddharth Kaul have been called up replace them. The spin unit will be dominated by the magical duo of Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav and Rohit Sharma is unlikely to tinker with the winning combination.ALSO READ: Virat Kohli to make Bollywood debut? Releases poster with cryptic postIndia Probable XI – Rohit Sharma(c), Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, Dinesh Karthik, Mahendra Singh Dhoni(wk), Kedar Jadhav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Khaleel Ahmed/Deepak Chahar.BangladeshBangladesh had a solid start their Asia Cup 2018 campaign after they defeated Sri Lanka in their opening game, however that start was given a huge dent by the dark horse Afghanistan as they defeated Bangladesh by 136 runs.All eyes will be on Mushfiqur Rahim as he smashed a brilliant 144 in the opening game against Sri Lanka.ALSO READ: Asia Cup 2018, Bangladesh vs Afghanistan: Top 3 talking pointsThe batting department will rely on Liton Das, Rahim, Shakib al Hasan, Mominul Haque, Mohammad Mithun and Mahmudullah, while Mosaddek Hossain and Mehidy Hasan will be at the helm of the spin department, with Shakib chipping in to help them.Bangladesh have enough quality to cause a major upset and have previously done so in the World Cup and would like to repeat that feat once more, while the Rohit-Sharma led team India would know that there is no place of complacency after that scare against Hong Kong.Bangladesh Probable XI – Mashrafe Mortaza(c), Mominul Haque, Liton Das, Mushfiqur Rahim(wk), Mohammad Mithun, Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain, Mehidy Hasan, Rubel Hossain/Abu Hider Rony, Mustafizur Rahman.India play Bangladesh at the Dubai International Stadium today (September 21)  For all the Latest Sports News News, Asia Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Shafer praises Florida State’s all-around talent

first_imgLast Saturday was just another blowout for No. 2 Florida State. The Seminoles piled up 59 points and held Wake Forest to just three.But FSU totaled just 296 yards of offense. Instead, Florida State leaned on seven takeaways to spark this rout.The Seminoles are more than just Jameis Winston — they’re one of the best all-around teams in college football.“It starts up front,” Syracuse head coach Shafer said during his weekly press conference Thursday.Florida State’s defense, and its line in particular, haven’t put up some of the outlandish number of other elite defenses, but Shafer likened their stats to a top quarterback recruit who only throws for 1,200 yards.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“There’s a part of me that almost feels bad for them because they’re out of the game early a lot of times,” Shafer said, “so they haven’t had the ability to put up some of the stats that other teams are.”And the Seminoles are just as strong on the other side of the ball. Left tackle Cameron Erving and center Bryan Stork are both NFL prospects. Gaps are hard to come by.As an old defensive coach, Shafer first takes a look at the opponent’s offensive-line scheme. Then he takes a look at the players, trying to find a weakness to exploit.“We’ve had blitzes in the past where we’ve said we’re checking the blitz to that guy,” Shafer said. “There’s not a guy like that at Florida State. They’re all really good players.“I haven’t seen a weakness in this team. I really haven’t.” Comments Published on November 14, 2013 at 11:24 am Contact David: dbwilson@syr.edu | @DBWilson2 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more