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Going into the ‘Stretch Run’ …Week 6 is in the books

first_imgThe standings are changing in the ACMFL with two ‘leap-frogs’ in the standings. Let’s give a round of applause for Wilkinsburg and West Pittsburgh for making their jumps and getting themselves in condition for championship contention. Also, big “ups” to North Shore organization, who split the series with the number one seeded Hill District team that only had one loss coming into the last weekend of the season. Last but certainly not least, we want to give a special shout out to the Baby Twerps team of the Homewood Bulldawgs. They are ripping their competition with a 4-0-1 record. This is who will do battle this week: Let’s take a look at how your community faired:This Week1. Lincoln 3-0-11. Wilkinsburg 3-0-13. West Pittsburgh 2-1-14. Garfield 2-24. Hill District 2-24. Homewood 2-24. North Shore 2-28. North Side 1-2-19. Braddock 0-3-19. Clairton 0-3-1Also, take a look at the league standings up to date: Overall: 1. Hill District 16-3-12. Garfield 15-53. Wilkinsburg 12-6-24. Homewood 12-85. Lincoln 10-7-36. North Shore 9-10-17. Clairton 5-13-28. West Pittsburgh 5-14-19. North Side 4-14-210. Braddock 3-16-1Finally, a look into who will do battle this week: Next Week’s Schedule:All Games begin Saturday @ 9 a.m.Hill District @ WilkinsburgNorth Side @ ClairtonNorth Shore @ BraddockHomewood @ W. PittsburghGarfield @ Lincoln * Courier’s Series-to-Watch (Week 6)(Follow our weekly coverage of the ACMFL and make your comments on (D.W. Howze can be reached at [email protected] )center_img OFFENSE FIREWORKS—Northside Steelers wide receiver Mark Peters takes this one to the house as the Steelers offense visited the end zone many times. Northside quarterback Blaze Canning (5) scored five touchdowns in this game.last_img read more

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Laureano, Chapman start to get hot as A’s win eighth straight

first_imgRamon Laureano is heating up >> What was the most important swing of the game? A quick … Oakland >> Mike Fiers returned to the Oakland Coliseum mound for the first time since his no-hitter and, this time around, tossed something a little more on brand.A six-inning, three-run outing helped the A’s to their eighth straight victory after taking the 6-5 win over Seattle on Saturday in Oakland. The A’s go for a sweep of the Mariners on Sunday.Here are three observations from the win:last_img read more

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Mobile Heatmap for SXSW Helps You Find Hot, or Quiet, Places

first_imgWhether you’re looking for a red-hot party in Austin tonight or for a quiet place with a smaller crowd, navigation’s made easier by the way people declare their locations online. PR firm Waggener Edstrom Worldwide today launched a handy little app for iOS or Windows 7 called WeDig.It, which queries the Foursquare API to show you a map of places around Austin that have a lot, or a few, people checked in. Last night I happened upon the back patio of my favorite place in town and was overjoyed to find that almost no one else was there. It was a great place for conversation. Maybe tonight I’ll be looking for just the opposite.This little app isn’t just intended to show off how cool Waggener Edstrom is, it’s also a promotional mechanism for the company’s party and fundraiser for Mercy Corps on Tuesday night.Below, I found a quiet place in Austin last night! Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#conferences#NYT#SXSW 2011#web center_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts marshall kirkpatricklast_img read more

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a month agoTammy Abraham: I want to be Chelsea legend

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Tammy Abraham: I want to be Chelsea legendby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveTammy Abraham is determined to become a Chelsea legend.The 21-year-old is making his mark at Stamford Bridge this season, with a hat-trick in Saturday’s win over Wolves taking his season total to 7 from five Premier League games.”I have grown up watching big stars playing in the Champions League, and to play in it myself would obviously be a dream,” he said.”Players like the gaffer [Frank Lampard], Didier Drogba and John Terry are great legends. They have been there and done it. I would like to follow the same path. “I am delighted to be scoring goals for a team I have grown up loving and have always wanted to play for. It is just an amazing feeling and hasn’t kicked in yet.”Hopefully this is the beginning of a great career at Chelsea. I’m living the dream and I need to keep it running.” last_img read more

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5 days agoShearer praises Hudson-Odoi for Chelsea’s win over Newcastle

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Shearer praises Hudson-Odoi for Chelsea’s win over Newcastleby Paul Vegas5 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveGeordie legend Alan Shearer praised Callum Hudson-Odoi for Chelsea’s win over Newcastle United.Chelsea beat Shearer’s former side Newcastle 1-0 on Saturday thanks to Marcos Alonso’s late goal.But it was Hudson-Odoi who provided the assist, his third of the season, as Chelsea continued their winning ways under manager Frank Lampard.”He has played three times this season and he has three assists,” Shearer said on BBC’s Match of the Day.“He had such a terrible injury which he’s come back from. He’s 18 years of age and can spray the ball around like that, left or right, and he is full of confidence.”He can go on the outside and come on the inside.”Everything Chelsea did well he was at the heart of it.“He did his bit defensively which he had to do and he was hugging the touchline, and with that drive that he’s got he makes it very difficult for defenders.”For the goal he sets it up for Alonso, puts it into his path and says ‘go on, have a go’ and that was the winning goal. Chelsea were the better team and deserved to score.” last_img read more

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Calgary explorers map out cave believed to be deepest in Canada

first_imgFERNIE, B.C. – A member of a team of explorers has reached a record depth in a cave near Fernie, B.C., that is believed to be the deepest in Canada.The cave has so far been measured at 5.3 kilometres in length and 670 metres deep — more than 200 storeys below the ground.Project leader Jeremy Bruns puts that in perspective by pointing out that the CN Tower in Toronto is just over 550 metres tall.The Calgary-led group began exploring the Mount Bisaro plateau in 2012 and has done roughly 10 expeditions.Team leader Katie Graham recently made it down to the 670-metre mark, but had to scuba dive through a channel to do it.Bruns says it’s fascinating that there is a lot of the plateau left to explore and the cave could go down as far as one kilometre.During expeditions, explorers are taken to the plateau by helicopter as it would be too gruelling to hike all their equipment up. They have endured harsh conditions: camping underground, enduring temperatures just above freezing and relying on headlamps in the complete darkness.“To get to this milestone is really exciting,” said Graham. “We know there’s a lot more cave there. This isn’t the end of it.”She said the explorers have experienced “twists and turns and gone down huge shafts that we never sort of imagined.”Her dive into the depths was “exciting, but short and very cold. You kind of left just wanting to see more.“That’s just going to tease me until I can get back there again.”(CHBZ, The Canadian Press)last_img read more

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Union J Launches Poppy Picnics For Royal British Legion

first_imgBoy band Union J has launched “Poppy Picnics”, The Royal British Legion’s newest summer fundraising initiative by appearing in a spoof video alongside Royal Marines and Royal Navy Commandos.Video: Union J ‘go Commando’ to support Poppy PicnicsThe ‘Carry you’ singers appear in full-kit fast-roping from a military helicopter before hitting the ground and rushing into action. Having descended from the chopper, the Union J boys then race to their ‘target’ … as they join a party of unsuspecting Poppy picnickers.The tongue-in-cheek video is already proving a massive hit on YouTube and the band have added to their Forces supporter credentials by confirming that they will be performing at a special concert for troops later in the year.They won new fans by giving up a full day of their hectic touring schedule to complete the filming, which involved Britain’s oldest military helicopter, ZA298, nicknamed ‘King of the Junglies’ by personnel at RNAS Yeovilton, where the aircraft is based.The band also caused a stir at the base where they were filmed – RAF Northolt – by walking into military premises dressed in full combat gear, but still sporting their trademark designer hairstyles. “Are those regulation earrings?” one quizzical officer asked a colleague as the boy band ran past.While the video was fun there was a serious part for the band: for the Armed Forces and the Legion is a cause with special personal connections to the band – members George and Josh both have family serving in the military.The group’s youngest member, 19-year-old George Shelley said: “My brother is currently serving in the Royal Marines, so The Royal British Legion is a cause especially close to my heart. They’re there for the entire Armed Forces community, both serving and ex-Service.“We had a great day shooting the video and a really fun Poppy Picnic with some of the families stationed at RAF Northolt where part of the video was shot. It was incredible hearing some of their stories. The work they do is amazing!”Charles Byrne, Director Fundraising, The Royal British Legion, said: “Union J are fantastic supporters. Because of their family connections, the guys really get what the Legion does and value the work we do in supporting the wider Armed Forces community.“Hosting a Poppy Picnic is a fun and simple way to get together with friends and family and raise the much-needed £1.6 million per week needed for the Legion to deliver its vitally important welfare work.”For more information on hosting your own Poppy Picnic, visit British Legionlast_img read more

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UK parliament releases internal Facebook documents

first_imgLONDON — The British Parliament has released some 250 pages worth of documents that show Facebook considered charging developers for data access.Parliament’s media committee seized confidential Facebook documents from the developer of a now-defunct bikini photo searching app as part of its investigation into fake news.In one email, CEO Mark Zuckerberg writes “There’s a big question on where we get the revenue from. Do we make it easy for devs to use our payments/ad network but not require them?”The committee received the documents from app developer Six4Three, which had acquired the files dating from 2013-2014, as part of a U.S. lawsuit against the social media giant. It’s suing Facebook over a change to the social network’s privacy policies in 2015 that led Six4Three to shut down its app, Pikinis.Facebook could not immediately be reached for comment.The Associated Presslast_img read more

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Over 7000 lightning strikes recorded over Northeast BC on Sunday

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Data collected by Environment Canada shows that a series of thunderstorms caused over 7,000 lightning strikes to be recorded over Northeast B.C. on Sunday.Meteorologist Louis Kohanyi said that several massive thunderstorms began forming over the Rocky Mountains near Chetwynd and Hudson’s Hope during the middle of the afternoon Sunday. Kohanyi said however that daytime highs will only reach the low- to mid-20’s, meaning the Peace Region won’t see temperatures that were nearly as intense as those seen on Saturday and Sunday.Fort St. John and Dawson Creek both broke alltime high temperature records for July 28th on Saturday.The 29.4 degrees recorded at the North Peace Airport was 0.5 degrees hotter than the previous record of 28.9 degrees, which dated back to 1982.Dawson Creek meanwhile recorded a high of 29.8 degrees, which was 0.2 degrees higher than the last record, which also dated to 1982. Kohanyi explained that Environment Canada issued the first severe thunderstorm warning at around 6:45 p.m. for a thunderstorm near Chetwynd that began moving in a southeasterly direction.Another warning was issued for a thunderstorm that formed over East Pine and moved into the Dawson Creek area shortly after 9:00 p.m.A map of lightning strikes recorded over the B.C. Peace Region on Sunday. Photo by Environment CanadaIn total, Kohanyi said that there were approximately 7,000 lightning strikes recorded over the B.C. Peace Region during the course of the storms, which lasted over six hours and finally moved over Alberta at around midnight.A lightning bolt strikes near Pouce Coupe on Sunday evening. Photo by Alistair McInnisDawson Creek bore the brunt of the storms, as 20.6 millimetres of rain was recorded at the Dawson Creek Regional Airport.center_img Of that, Kohanyi said 13.2 millimetres fell in just one hour, while wind gusts peaked at 65 kilometres per hour.In contrast, the North Peace Airport weather station only recorded 2.4 mm of rain and wind gusts of 57 km/h.A map of lightning strikes recorded over Western Canada. Photo by Environment CanadaKohanyi said that an upper-level trough will be moving down from the Fort Nelson area throughout the day, meaning showers or thunderstorms are once again a possibility over Northeast B.C. today.last_img read more

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Brady Hoke talks Ohio StateMichigan rivalry on teleconference

It only took two minutes into Tuesday’s Big Ten teleconference for the Big Ten’s first representative, Michigan coach Brady Hoke, to receive his first question about the arrival of Ohio State’s new coach Urban Meyer and his thoughts on how Meyer will affect the rivalry. “Obviously you’ve got two storied programs who have a lot of great tradition and, as far as I know, it’s never been about the coaches, it’s always been about those two schools,” Hoke said. “The intensity of that whole week when you get ready to play each other, what a great game and a fun game it is to coach in and play in.” Michigan redshirt senior safety Jordan Kovacs resonated those feelings and said Meyer’s arrival should have a big impact on The Game. “Two of the best coaches in the nation are coaching these programs,” Kovacs said. “They’re recruiting better than anyone in the nation right now. Historically it’s a great rivalry … and I think it’s going to take that next step and be an elite rivalry for these next few years.” Hoke appears to have coached his players on how to reference the Buckeyes in conversation. Kovacs wouldn’t say the word “State” in Ohio State when he further elaborated on his feelings of the rivalry. “It’s always a big game, it’s the Michigan-Ohio game and it’s a big game every year. We’re going to be really excited about it and we can’t wait to get down there,” Kovacs said. Michigan is coming off their best season since 2006 after going 11-2 in Hoke’s inaugural season last year, including an overtime victory in the Sugar Bowl against Virginia Tech, and the team’s first win against OSU after losing seven consecutive games to the Buckeyes. But it was still a failure of a season for Hoke, Kovacs said. “The thing is, people want to say we set the bar really high last year,” Kovacs said. “But at the end of the day, one of the things that Coach Hoke really emphasizes, is that last year we failed. It wasn’t a successful season. Our mission every year is to win a Big Ten championship and we didn’t do that. Big Ten championships are the mindset that everyone on this team is about and at the end of the day, we didn’t get what we wanted, so that keeps us hungrier for next year.” Hoke said he is excited for his team to get back out onto the field this spring, but also said they have a long way to go. “On either side (of the ball) it’s not very good right now,” Hoke said. “I think the kids are working, they’re coming in here with energy and all those things. But the expectation levels of how physical we want to be as a football team, we’re not where we need to be. “I think the big consistency issues that are out there are us finishing and finishing well as we get through these next three practices. We’re a long way being from where we want to be in August, so there is a lot of work to be done.” Michigan is holding their annual spring game Saturday, but to Hoke, it’s just another practice. “It’s another chance for us to get better,” he said. “It’s a chance for our guys to be in that great stadium again and play in front of people, and also how some young guys handle those situations.” The game will be at noon Saturday and will be televised on the Big Ten Network. read more