Works to begin on busy Letterkenny road this week

first_img By admin – October 28, 2020 Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook Pinterest Twitter Google+center_img Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennan Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Previous articleHSE admits contact tracing system struggled to copeNext articleSpecialist training for Gardai to help sexual assault victims admin Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows News Works to begin on busy Letterkenny road this week Irish Water, working in partnership with Donegal County Council, are carrying out upgrade works to the existing road surface on Convent Road as part of the Letterkenny sewerage scheme upgrade works carried out.The works are programmed to last for two days starting on Thursday.Work will take place from 7:30am to 7:30pm.Traffic management will be in place during the works with normal traffic flow arrangements maintained out of work hours.Car parking will be available in skittle alley car park across from the Spar shop free of charge for the two days. Pinterest WhatsApplast_img read more

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Fluence rolls out latest battery storage product, with signed orders for 800MW

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Greentech Media:Fluence is launching the sixth generation of its integrated grid storage product and has already signed orders for 800 megawatts/2,300 megawatt-hours.The new version comes in a 10-foot cube shape, which the company plans to use as the building block for storage plants small and large, in place of the long rectangular containers from previous iterations. The first installations will happen by the end of the year, COO John Zahurancik said in an interview.The 800-megawatt roster of orders, which amounts to considerably more than all the grid storage installed in the U.S. in 2019, comes from Enel, LS Power, sPower and Siemens. Fluence declined to specify where these projects are located, other than that they span North America, Europe and Asia. The new purchases bring Fluence’s tally of built or contracted storage capacity to 2.1 gigawatts.The new product marks the first new addition since Fluence formed as a joint venture between AES and Siemens in 2018; AES Energy Storage had previously developed the Advancion product. It follows similar product updates from other leading storage integrators, including Tesla’s Megapack and Powin Energy’s BESS.The sizing of Fluence’s new product is such that a commercial or industrial customer could buy just one cube to meet its needs, while a major front-of-meter project could fill a field with them. That flexibility foreshadows an expanding addressable market for Fluence, which previously focused on supplying some of the largest battery projects in the world.The design shifts labor from the field to the factory, where more systems and quality checks will take place than with previous generations. Fluence used to install batteries into enclosures onsite; the cube will ship with batteries already assembled, eliminating the variables that arise from installation in the field.[Julian Spector]More: Fluence launches next-generation battery storage product with 800MW of orders Fluence rolls out latest battery storage product, with signed orders for 800MWlast_img read more

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Virginia Fly Fishing & Wine Festival

first_imgFestival sponsors include Green Top, Temple Fork Outfitters, Gangler’s North Seal River Lodge, Norvise, Trout Unlimited, Harman’s North Fork Cabins, Reilly Rod Crafters, and many more. Held each year inside the Farm Bureau Building at the Meadow Event Park in Doswell, Virginia, this festival has become a must-do event for Mid-Atlantic fly anglers, who come out in droves to meet and learn from fly fishing guides, sporting lodges, outdoor artists, custom rod builders, fly tyers, specialty food vendors, and fly fishing outfitters from dream fishing locales like Pennsylvania, Montana, Colorado, Canada, Alaska, and the Bahamas. For 20 years, the Virginia Fly Fishing & Wine Festival, the first event of its kind in the country, has introduced fly fishing to would-be anglers young and old from all walks of life. And never has our insistent, angry, plugged-in, stressed-out culture needed the quiet sport more. This year’s festival opens its doors on January 11-12, 2020, from 9AM-5PM.   For those who love someone else who fishes, several of the Commonwealth’s best wineries will be at the Virginia Fly & Wine sampling their wares (for patrons 21 years and older). Brand new this year: Wineries from West Virginia and Oregon! In fact, the festival admission fee covers everything from wine tasting to free walkup casting classes.  Can’t cast? No problem: The festival offers a series of free and for-fee expert-taught fly casting classes for every skill level, including advanced casters and children. Got a Boy Scout? Perfect! He can earn his fly fishing merit badge through a class taught at the festival by BSA-certified instructors.  —Whiskey, Bourbon, & Bass Bugs with Lauren Riggleman of Silverback Distillery Credit Scott Hertzer. Credit West Virginia Fruit & Berry. Virginia is for outdoor lovers–and never more so than in the fall. Leaf peepers rejoice in afternoon hikes that show the Commonwealth’s glorious fall colors to advantage. Many enjoy crisp, locally grown Virginia apples in either “original crunchy,” “hot and spiced,” or “hard” form. And of course many Virginians will head to their local streams to play tug of war with native brook trout. The Commonwealth is chock full of great trout fisheries like the Jackson, South Holston, Rapidan, and Rose Rivers and Mossy Creek–as well as a host of streams in Shenandoah National Park. Is it any wonder, then, that Virginia is the birthplace of the first fly fishing festival?   Because the Virginia Fly & Wine is passionate about getting veterans out on the water, the festival partners with Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, a nationwide nonprofit dedicated to rehabilitating wounded service veterans through fly fishing and fly tying, regardless of their physical limitations. In addition, the festival works with Trout Unlimited Tri-State Conservation Camp, Backcountry Hunters & Anglers, Casting for Recovery, and the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.   —Mayflies & Microbrews with entomologist Peter Stitcher —Advanced Fly Casting and Understanding Advanced Techniques with Master Certified Casting Instructor Mac Brown Credit Matt Riley. Exciting new classes include: Credit Alaska Bear Paw Lodge. “We eagerly welcome beginners into the sport,” says Festival Director Beau Beasley. At the same time, he adds, “We offer specialty classes that experienced anglers won’t find anywhere else.” New this year for foodies, “We’re adding a ‘Made in Virginia’ specialty food section and are proud to have wildlife Chef Wade Truong hosting a cooking demonstration on Saturday.” —Fly Tying for Children and Getting Your Kids into Fly Fishing with Jess Westbrook, founder of The Mayfly Project Female anglers should make plans to attend the festival’s Women Making Waves rally, held each day and sponsored by Take Me Fishing.org. Visit www.vaflyfishingfestival.org. Admission to the festival includes free wine tastings for adults. last_img read more

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Largest Quantity of Drugs for the Year Burned in Panama

first_img So far this year, Panamanian authorities have destroyed over 24 tons of drugs. The United Nations estimates that the sale of cocaine in the North American country equals about $35 billion out of the $85 billion in sale of these illicit substances around the world. Panamanian authorities destroyed more than eleven tons of drugs on June 21, the largest amount seized so far this year, the police reported. In a joint operation on June 18 in the Darién area that borders Colombia, the Panamanian police and Colombian Military destroyed 4,495 coca plants and a cocaine lab. The authorities burned 11 tons of cocaine, 388 kilos of marihuana, 5 kilos of heroin, and over 23 kilos of precursor drugs, according to an official report. By Dialogo June 25, 2013center_img It is estimated that 80% of the cocaine that goes through Central America coming from South America enters the United States. The largest seizures occurred in 2009 and 2010, with 54 tons each year. In total, 11.4 tons of drugs were destroyed in Cerro Patacón, the main garbage dump in the Panamanian capital, located on the outskirts of the city. The Panamanian authorities consider that there has been a decrease of drug smuggling through their waters as a result of law enforcement presence and Operation Martillo, a multinational counter drug effort launched by the United States and Central America in January 2012.last_img read more

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Update on the latest in sports:

first_imgUNDATED (AP) — The New York Islanders kept Alex Ovechkin (oh-VEHCH’-kihn) off the scoresheet while pulling within seven points of the first-place Washington Capitals in the NHL’s Metropolitan Division.The Isles earned a split of their four-game season series as Anthony Beauvillier (boh-VIH’-lee-ay) scored the first two goals in their 5-3 victory at Washington. Josh Bailey and Brock Nelson each had three assists for the Isles, who also got goals from Jordan Eberle, Leo Komarov and Jonathan Toews (tayvz).The Islanders also left Ovechkin two goals shy of 700 for his career.The Capitals have dropped two straight and four of their last six.Elsewhere on NHL ice: February 11, 2020 — The league remains reluctant to reverse course and compete at the 2022 Winter Games in Beijing. This despite new assurances from Olympic officials to lift various major stumbling blocks, which also have the backing of the league’s players. NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly significantly tamped down hopes of the world’s best players returning to the Olympics for the first time since 2014. Daly described the talks as being “very preliminary” and says the NHL continues to believe the negatives outweigh the positives.NCAA-LOBBYINGAP Exclusive: NCAA, allies spend nearly $1M on Capitol HillWASHINGTON (AP) — As Congress considers whether to allow college athletes to receive endorsement money, the NCAA and its allies spent nearly $1 million last year lobbying lawmakers to shape any reforms to the organization’s liking.The NCAA last fall said it would allow athletes to “benefit from the use of their name, image and likeness” and is crafting rules to put in place for its 1,100 member schools in coming months. But the organization has turned to Congress to step in as more and more states follow the lead of California, where a law set to take effect in 2023 clears the way for athletes to earn endorsement money. In other NBA news:— The Suns have waived veteran guard Tyler Johnson, who is averaging a career-high 5.7 points in 31 games this season. The 27-year-old Johnson averaged 11.1 points per game last season after coming to the Suns from Miami. He was in the final season of a four-year deal that pays about $19 million this year.T25 MEN’S BASKETBALL-SCHEDULEDuke downs FSUUNDATED (AP) — Duke is 21-3 overall and 11-2 in the ACC after winning a top-10 matchup. OG Anunoby (an-oo-NAH’-bee) scored a career-high 25 points and matched his career high with 12 rebounds as the Raptors topped the Wolves, 137-126. Kyle Lowry provided 27 points and 11 assists after missing Saturday’s win over Brooklyn because of whiplash.Pascal Siakam (see-A’-kam) scored 14 of his 34 points in the fourth quarter to help Toronto close out the victory. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson had a season-high 21 and Fred VanVleet added 16 as the Raptors won their 16th straight home meeting with Minnesota.D’Angelo Russell scored 22 points in his Minnesota debut, and Karl-Anthony Towns had 23 points to go with 10 rebounds.Checking out Monday’s other NBA action:— Khris Middleton and Eric Bledsoe scored 28 points apiece to lead the Bucks past the Kings, 123-111. Milwaukee won its fifth in a row and improved to a league-best 46-7 despite playing without Giannis Antetokounmpo (YAH’-nihs an-teh-toh-KOON’-poh), who was home following the birth of his son. The Bears’ winning streak is one short of the conference record set by Kansas in 1997.AP TOP 25 MEN’S BASKETBALL POLLBaylor still No. 1; Michigan St. outUNDATED (AP) — Baylor remains atop The Associated Press men’s college basketball poll in a largely static week among in the top 10.The Bears received 48 of 64 first-place votes from a media panel to stay at No. 1 for the fourth straight week. No. 2 Gonzaga had 15 first-place votes and No. 3 Kansas one. San Diego State and Louisville round out the top five and are followed by Dayton, Duke, Florida State, Maryland and Seton Hall. The Pirates are the lone newcomer in the top-10 after holding the No. 12 spot last week. Tre Jones scored 13 points and the seventh-ranked Blue Devils overcame 21 turnovers to beat No. 8 Florida State, 70-65. Duke shot 45% from the field and was 7 of 17 from 3-point range in pulling within one game of Louisville for the conference lead.Freshman Matthew Hurt also had a couple of big moments in the final seconds, going 4 for 4 at the line in the final 11.7 seconds to help the Blue Devils clinch the victory.Trent Forrest finished with 18 points, nine rebounds and eight steals to lead the Seminoles, who shot just 38% in falling to 20-4.Meanwhile, Baylor ran its winning streak to 21 games.MaCio Teague scored 11 points and Devonte Bandoo added 10 as the top-ranked Bears defeated Texas, 52-45. Baylor improved to 22-1 overall and 11-0 in the Big 12, wresting control with a 13-0 push that put the Bears ahead 42-27 with 9:28 remaining. Update on the latest in sports: NBA-NEWSRaptors president sued over scuffleUNDATED (AP) — A law enforcement officer in California is suing the president of the Toronto Raptors over a scuffle following the team’s NBA Finals victory over the Golden State Warriors last June.The Raptors had just won their first title at Oracle Arena in Oakland on June 13 when Raptors President Masai Ujiri went onto the court to join his celebrating team.Alameda County sheriff’s deputy Alan Strickland claims in a federal lawsuit filed Friday that he stopped Ujiri because he didn’t provide the proper credential, leading to a shoving match that was partially captured on video. Strickland alleged Ujiri hit him “in the face and chest with both fists,” tried to go around the deputy and repeatedly ignored orders to stop. — Jamal Murray scored 14 of his 26 points in the fourth quarter to help the Nuggets rally from 23 down in a 127-120 verdict over the Spurs. Paul Millsap had 22 off the bench to help spark the comeback on his 35th birthday.— Jordan Clarkson scored 25 points before fouling out in Utah’s 123-119 victory against the Mavericks. Rudy Gobert (goh-BEHR’) finished with 17 points and 16 boards, shooting 7-for-7 after making all eight attempts in Utah’s home victory over Dallas last month.— Spencer Dinwiddie capped his 21-point performance by nailing a 21-foot jumper with 5 seconds left to give the Nets a 106-105 victory over the Pacers. The lead changed hands three times in the final 27 seconds and wasn’t decided until Malcolm Brogdon’s 3-pointer at the buzzer came up short, sealing Indiana’s sixth consecutive loss.— Miles Bridges contributed 18 points and the Hornets ended a five-game losing streak with an 87-76 victory over the Pistons. Malik Monk added 16 points for the Hornets, while Devonte’ Graham had 14 points and 11 assists to help Charlotte overcome 37% shooting.— The Magic knocked off the Hawks, 137-126 behind Nikola Vucevic (VOO’-seh-vihch), who had 24 points, nine rebounds and nine assists. Aaron Gordon finished with 26 points, Evan Fournier added 22 and Terrence Ross had 21 while Orlando was shooting 52.6% from the field, including a season-high 18 3-pointers. Dodgers complete Bosox deal as Angels swap falls throughUNDATED (AP) — Mookie Betts and David Price officially are members of the Los Angeles Dodgers.The Red Sox and Dodgers have finalized the on-again, off-again deal that will send the AL MVP and AL Cy Young winner to the West Coast. The Red Sox will receive outfielder Alex Verdugo (vur-DOO’-goh) and two prospects: infielder Jeter Downs and catcher Connor Wong. According to a person with knowledge of the deal, Boston will send cash to the Dodgers, reportedly half of the $96 million owed for the next three seasons.The swap allows the Red Sox to drop more than $70 million in salary to get under baseball’s collective bargaining tax threshold for 2020.Meanwhile, the Angels say their proposed trade with the Dodgers is off.center_img Angels general manager Billy Eppler confirmed he won’t be making a widely reported trade, although he didn’t specify the deal or the players involved.Multiple media outlets reported the Angels nearly acquired Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson and right-hander Ross Stripling last week in a deal that would have sent infielder Luis Rengifo (rehn-HEE’-foh) to the Dodgers. The deal apparently fell apart as a side effect of the Dodgers’ lengthy attempts to get outfielder Mookie Betts from the Boston Red Sox in a blockbuster trade.In other baseball news:— MLB is considering expanding the playoffs to nearly half the 30 teams and allowing higher-seeded wild-card teams to choose opponents. The playoffs would grow from 10 clubs to 14 under the plan, first reported Monday by the New York Post. There would be four wild cards in each league, up from two.— The Diamondbacks have avoided salary arbitration with Nick Ahmed by working out a four-year, $32.5 million contract with the two-time Gold Glove shortstop. Ahmed hit a career-high .254 last season with 19 homers and 82 RBIs in 158 games. He won his Gold Gloves in each of the past two seasons. Preseason No. 1 Michigan State dropped out of the rankings from No. 16 following a three-game losing streak.NFL NEWSChargers, Rivers part companyUNDATED (AP) — Philip Rivers has played his final down for the Los Angeles Chargers.The team says Rivers will enter free agency and not return for the upcoming season, ending his 16-year run with the franchise. The fourth player taken in the 2004 NFL draft owns 30 franchise records and has thrown for over 4,000 yards in 11 of his last 12 seasons. Rivers has completed 64.7% of his passes for 59,271 yards, 397 touchdowns and 198 interceptions. — Nikita Kucherov (KOO’-cheh-rahv) scored his second goal of the night at 31 seconds of overtime to send the Lightning to their seventh consecutive victory, 2-1 at Columbus. Elvis Merzlikins (murz-LEE’-kihnz) stopped 31 shots to help Tampa Bay climb within three points of Boston for the Atlantic Division lead.— The Flyers are 6-1-1 in their last eight games after James van Riemsdyk (REEMZ’-dyk) had a goal and assist to lead their 4-1 victory over the Panthers. Travis Sanheim, Ivan Provorov and Claude Giroux also tallied to support Carter Hart, who stopped 30 shots in his return from injury.— Jakob Chychrun (CHIHK’-rihn) scored a power-play goal with one minute left to complete the Coyotes comeback in a 3-2 victory at Montreal. Derek Stepan and Taylor Hall also scored for the Coyotes after the Canadiens took a 2-0 lead.NHL-NEWSJackets lost Jones Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNBA-SCHEDULERaptors win againUNDATED (AP) — The Toronto Raptors have run their franchise-record winning streak to 15 games by outscoring the Minnesota Timberwolves. His 224 consecutive regular-season starts are second-most among quarterbacks in NFL history and his 123 wins are ninth.In other NFL news:— Ravens safety Chuck Clark has agreed to a three-year contract extension after starting a career-high 12 games and finishing with a team-best 68 tackles. Clark was taken in the sixth round of the 2017 draft and spent his first two NFL seasons playing on special teams, serving as backup on defense before enjoying a breakthrough year.— A person familiar with the meeting says suspended Browns defensive end Myles Garrett has spoken with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell about being reinstated. Garrett was banned indefinitely in November for pulling Pittsburgh quarterback Mason Rudolph’s helmet off and striking him over the head with it during a game.MLB NEWS — Athletics right-hander Daniel Mengden has undergone surgery on his pitching elbow. The A’s say Mengden had arthroscopic surgery to shave a small spur off his elbow. Mengden was 5-2 with a save and a 4.83 ERA in 13 games over three stints with Oakland last year.— Former major league pitcher Mike Bolsinger is suing the Astros for unspecified damages. He contends that the Astros’ sign-stealing scheme contributed to a poor relief appearance in August 2017 that essentially ended his big-league career. He’s also asking the Astros forfeit their nearly $31 million in postseason shares from their 2017 World Series title and donate the money to children’s charities in Los Angeles and a fund for needy retired players.— The Twins will be working with a new piece of smart technology at spring training this year. The high-tech pitching mound is really a heavily instrumented ramp built to simulate a mound and it measures the ground forces involved in throwing a pitch.NHL-SCHEDULEIsles blank Ovi, beat Caps Associated Press UNDATED (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets’ playoff push has taken a hit.Jackets star defenseman Seth Jones has been sidelined indefinitely with an ankle injury. The team says Jones was injured in Saturday night’s game loss to Colorado. The three-time All-Star has six goals and 24 assists this season while leading the club in ice time. Gabriel Carlsson was recalled from Cleveland of the AHL to take Jones’ place.In other NHL news:— The Penguins have acquired veteran forward Jason Zucker from the Wild for forward Alex Galchenyuk (gal-CHEHN’-yuhk), defenseman prospect Calen Addison and a conditional 2020 first-round draft pick. The 28-year-old Zucker has 14 goals and 15 assists this season for Minnesota. Galchenyuk struggled to find a niche in Pittsburgh, managing just five goals and 12 assists in 45 games.— Edmonton Oilers defenseman Darnell Nurse has signed a two-year extension through the 2021-22 seasons. Nurse has been with the Edmonton organization since being taken seventh overall in the 2013 draft. He has four goals and 24 points with 44 penalty minutes in 55 games this season. Nurse set career highs last season with 10 goals, 31 assists, 41 points, 87 penalty minutes and an average time on ice of 23 minutes, 49 seconds. The NCAA’s pressure campaign comes as the Senate prepares for a committee hearing Tuesday on player compensation. The head of the National College Players Association says the NCAA is fighting to maintain the status quo.last_img read more

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Officials warn of COVID-19 texting scam

first_imgThere are no shortage of scams surrounding the coronavirus and we are here to add another one to the list.Authorities in Maine are warning about a new text scam that tells the user that they have come into contact with someone who has tested positive for the coronavirus. The message then offers a link where the addressee can reportedly find out where they can get tips and can get tested.The Thomaston Police Department , however, is reporting that this text message is not real and that the worst thing you could do is click the link provided in the message.Once you click the link, you will be taken to an error page, but because you clicked the link, the scammer has access to your phone and all of it’s information.Thomaston Police shared the image to their Facebook page.“The virus is not the only invisible enemy,” the department wrote in the Facebook post. “Be vigilant against all threats!”The Better Business Bureau is also reporting that there are scammers sending text messages claiming to be from a governmental agency. These messages also have a link which will add malware to your device once it is clicked.last_img read more

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Bylsma unique fit for US Olympic hockey team

first_imgIn this Jan. 13, 2013 file photo, Pittsburgh Penguins head coach Dan Bylsma, right, talks with’ Pascal Dupuis during NHL hockey practice in Canonsburg, Pa. The affable Penguins coach will try to lead Team USA to its first gold in 32 years next month at the Winter Olympics in Sochi. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)PITTSBURGH (AP) – Like all the other hockey-playing kids in America 32 years ago, Dan Bylsma and his buddies had their own version of the “Miracle on Ice.”During those spirited reenactments of the U.S.’s upset over Russia at the 1980 Winter Olympics, Bylsma didn’t play the role of hero Mike Eruzione or goaltender Jim Craig. Instead, he opted for high-flying winger Mark Johnson, who sealed the unlikeliest of gold medals with a late insurance goal against Finland in the final.“I dreamed about winning gold like I dreamed about winning the Stanley Cup,” Bylsma said.He’s halfway to achieving both, just not the way he imagined.Nearly five years after etching his name on the Cup by leading the Pittsburgh Penguins to a title in 2009, Bylsma will coach Team USA at the Sochi Olympics, looking to provide the kind of golden moment that will inspire a country much in the way he was inspired on that cold Friday in February.Though, if Bylsma is being honest here, he wasn’t plastered to the television set as Al Michaels famously intoned “do you believe in miracles?” The game was broadcast on tape delay, and Bylsma was watching “Joker’s Wild” when a ticker started running across the bottom of the screen to blare news of the improbable 4-3 victory by the Americans.“I was like, ‘Oh my god,’” Bylsma said.It won’t take a miracle this time for the U.S. to reach the top of the podium in Russia, just the ability for a group of 25 relative strangers to find a way to play as a team during the two-week test the Olympics provides.Enter Bylsma, who knows something about having a team click at the most opportune time.He was a 38-year-old rookie coach in February, 2009 when the Penguins picked him to replace Michel Therrien. Pittsburgh’s star-laden roster that included Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin was languishing .The easy going guy from Grand Haven, Mich., nicknamed “Disco Dan” provided one.The Penguins finished the regular season 18-3-4 before edging the Detroit Red Wings in seven games to win the franchise’s first Stanley Cup in 17 years. Press Bylsma on what stands out about that remarkable run and he mentions the initial meeting he had with the team after replacing Therrien.“We had a 10 a.m. meeting and a 2 p.m. faceoff,” Bylsma said.The Penguins fell in a shootout but Bylsma’s personable approach – in stark contrast to the typically stern Therrien – resonated in the dressing room.The pressure eased, Pittsburgh took off. Team USA officials are hoping for a repeat in Sochi as the U.S. tries to make that one final step after losing in overtime to Canada in the gold medal game four years ago.While Bylsma allows there are similarities between the Olympics and what he faced during those first days in Pittsburgh, that doesn’t mean it will be any easier when he gathers Team USA together next month.“It’s an uncomfortable thing for a coach,” he said. “I’m just introducing myself to these guys right now.”The fastest coach to 200 victories in NHL history is already the all-time winningest coach in Pittsburgh history. He surpassed Eddie Johnston’s mark of 232 wins last week.When the franchise paid a video tribute to Bylsma during a stoppage in play in Wednesday night’s game against Washington, the sellout crowd at Consol Energy Center rose to its feet.It was an homage hard to imagine last spring, when the high-powered Penguins looked listless in a four-game sweep by Boston in the Eastern Conference finals.Rather than change course, Pittsburgh rewarded Bylsma with a two-year contract extension. It’s not a coincidence that Malkin and star defenseman Kris Letang signed lengthy extensions of their own days after Bylsma’s new deal was announced.The grinder who spent nine years in the NHL toiling on fourth-line shifts has become adept at handling highly skilled – and highly paid – players, a trait that should serve him well in Sochi.“He’s not shy by any means,” Crosby said. “I think being able to communicate with guys well is important and kind of getting your point across as early as possible is important and it’s something he excels at.”For the U.S. to advance to the deep rounds, Bylsma will have to. He is preaching a defensive mindset but will also have perhaps the most talented American team of all-time at his disposal.It’s a good problem to have.If he can lead the U.S. team to gold, Bylsma won’t get one. The Olympics don’t give medals to coaches.“An opportunity to coach for your country,” he said, “what more do you want?”___Follow Will Graves at www.twitter.com/WillGravesAPlast_img read more

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Was that Port or Starboard?

first_imgThe motor yacht Satori rests atop old steamboat pilings at the Atlantic Highlands Marina as representatives from Tow Boat US inspect the damage. They were developing a plan to float the yacht off the pilings at high tide. The mishap occurred at about 8 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, as a Rhode Island couple were leaving from the marina for Florida. Security at the marina said no one was injured.last_img

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Mallard’s Team of the Week — NTC Robo Games Team

first_imgMallard’s Source for sport, always interested in promoting any and all events, want to select the contingent Team of the Week.Rounding out the awards were Robo Emily — Emily Stass — second, a tie for third between CRAN — Caradoc Brennain, Dylan and Caleb Peil — and Tricky Twin Bots —Noah Rawick and Event Horizon — Noah Gaffran, Angus Wiggil, Reece Boulanger, Mathew Holitzki, fifth. The Dragon Shredders — Gavin Dean and Henry Craven-Shreenan — came away the big winners at the Nelson Tech Club (NTC) RoboGames 2013, held recently at the Selkirk College Tenth Street Campus, Mary Hall Building.However, everyone was a winner on this day as tech wizards battled it out against one another for robosupremacy right here in the Heritage City.last_img

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GORMLEY, MASTERY & ILIAD ALL PROMINENT IN SATURDAY’S GRADE II, $400,000 SAN FELIPE STAKES AT 1 1/16 MILES

first_imgPIVOTAL RACE SERVES AS KEY STEPPINGSTONE TO $1 MILLION SANTA ANITA DERBY APRIL 8;85 KENTUCKY DERBY QUALIFYING POINTS AT STAKE ON A 50-20-10-5 SCALE Term of Art–Tyler Baze–122Vending Machine–Norberto Arroyo, Jr.–120Ann Arbor Eddie–Mario Gutierrez–120Mastery–Mike Smith–124Gormley–Victor Espinoza–122Iliad–Flavien Prat–120Bluegrass Envy–Jacob Radosevich–120 THE GRADE II SAN FELIPE STAKES WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDERRace 5 of 11Approximate post time 2:30 p.m. PT ARCADIA, Calif. (March 8, 2017)–A trio of recent graded stakes winners, Gormley, Mastery and Iliad all figure prominently among a field of seven sophomores in Saturday’s Grade II, $400,000 San Felipe Stakes at a mile and a sixteenth.  A key steppingstone to the Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Derby on April 8, the San Felipe, which will be contested for the 80th time, has produced five winners that have gone on to victory in the Kentucky Derby:  California Chrome in 2014, Fusaichi Pegasus in 2000, Sunday Silence in 1989, Affirmed in 1978 and Determine in 1954.Long regarded as one of America’s most important Derby preps, the San Felipe holds a total of 85 Kentucky Derby qualifying points, to be distributed on a 50-20-10-5 basis to the first, second, third and fourth place finishers. ILIAD:  A bay ridgling by Ghostzapper, he comes off a 3 ½ length win going seven furlongs in the Grade II San Vicente Stakes on Feb. 12, which was his first start for trainer Doug O’Neill.  Owned by Kaleem Shah, he made his first two starts with Bob Baffert, breaking his maiden going six furlongs on Dec. 18 at Los Alamitos.  Although both Gormley and Mastery have an abundance of early lick, Iliad could be on the early San Felipe lead, as he’s trying two turns for the first time in what will be his fourth career start.  He be ridden by Flavien Prat, who was aboard for the San Vicente win.center_img MASTERY:  Unbeaten in three starts for Bob Baffert, this Kentucky-bred colt by Candy Ride has been idle since taking the Grade I, 1 1/16 miles Los Alamitos Futurity on Dec. 10. Like Gormley, Mastery, who tried two turns for the first time on Dec. 10, likes to run on the lead.  Odds-on in all three starts, Mastery, who is owned by Cheyenne Stables, LLC, will be ridden for the third time in a row by Mike Smith, who took last year’s San Felipe with Danzing Candy. GORMLEY:  A three length winner of the Grade I, 1 1/16 miles Frontrunner Stakes in only his second start here on Oct. 1, he was subsequently well beaten in the Grade I Breeders’ Cup Juvenile on Nov. 5, but bounced back with a gutty head victory in the Grade III, one mile Sham Stakes over a sloppy track on Jan. 7.  A Kentucky-bred colt by Malibu Moon, Gormley has won three out of his four starts and has been on or just off the lead in all three wins, including a first-out maiden score at 6 ½ furlongs on Sept. 4.  Owned by Jerry and Ann Moss, trained by John Shirreffs and ridden by Victor Espinoza, Gormley will vie for top billing in the tote with Mastery. Be sure to tune into XBTV on Saturday at www.xbtv.com/watch-live/ from any mobil device or computer.  The XBTV team will feature live, on-site coverage all day long on Santa Anita Handicap Day, and Gulfstream Park bonus coverage will be provided as well.                Fans can watch videos of San Felipe workers at www.xbtv.com/video-on-demand/workouts/ .First post time on Saturday will be early, at 12 noon.  Admission gates open at 10 a.m.  For scratches, changes and complete morning line information, please visit: www.santaanita.com/horse-racing/live-racing/.last_img read more

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