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Strong quake strikes off Indonesia’s Sumatra, no tsunami risk

first_imgA magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck off Indonesia’s Sumatra island on Wednesday, with strong tremors felt in the area though seismology agencies said there was no risk of a tsunami and there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.The quake was at a depth of 10 km (6.21 miles), the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said.Indonesia’s meteorology, climatology and geophysical agency said the quake was felt in cities in the area including Bengkulu, which was the nearest to the epicenter, and Padang. “Up to now, there have been no reports of damage yet following the earthquake,” the agency said in a statement “Our modeling showed no tsunami potential from this quake,” it said. Twitter user @pjv_dreamer said in a post there had been an initial quake and then a larger more powerful tremor that felt like “riding a swing” in an amusement park, shaking your body from side to side.Indonesia sits on the Pacific’s seismically active “Ring of Fire” and has suffered deadly earthquakes and tsunamis in the past. The most devastating in recent Indonesian history was on Dec. 26 in 2004, when a magnitude 9.5 quake off Sumatra triggered a massive tsunami that killed around 226,000 people along the shorelines of the Indian Ocean, including more than 126,000 in Indonesia. In September 2018, Palu, on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, was devastated by a 7.5-magnitude earthquake and a powerful tsunami it unleashed, killing more than 4,000 people. Topics :last_img read more

AFTER 18 YEARS OF HIDING: Arson suspect arrested

first_imgPolice officers served the warrant issued by Judge Renato Muñez of the Regional Trial Court Branch 60 in Cadiz City dated Sept. 26, 2002. The 54-year-old Dione Cañal was arrested in Barangay Poblacion 1, Sagay City, Negros Occidental for the crime of arson, a police report showed. The court recommended no bail bond for his temporary liberty./PN BACOLOD City – He had been hiding from the police for about 18 years.center_img Cañal – resident of the village – was caught on the strength of an arrest warrant around 10:05 a.m. on June 23, it added. The suspect was detained in the custodial facility of the Sagay City police station.last_img read more

‘Text’ to register to vote deadline in Indiana April 9

first_imgIndianapolis, In.— Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson says Hoosiers can now text “Indiana” to 2VOTE (28683) to register to vote. Standard messaging and data rates may apply.“We are always looking for new and innovative ways to help Hoosiers register and vote,” said Secretary Lawson. “This is just another step in that direction. Millennials and young voters expect the flexibility to register from their phone and we are giving them one more way to do this.”Once a voter texts “Indiana” to 2VOTE (28683), they will receive a link to the website. The voter will need to click the link and will then be given the opportunity to register directly from their smartphone. To register to vote online, a voter must have a valid driver’s license or state identification card, be a citizen of the United States, be at least 18 years old on or before the next general election, have lived in their precinct for at least 30 days before the election and not currently be imprisoned after being convicted of a crime.Once an individual is registered to vote, can help the voter prepare to cast their ballot by previewing who is on their ballot. The site lists all candidates, the office they are running for and their political party. It also list public questions if they will appear on the voter’s ballot. In addition, voters can use the site to find their polling place, driving directions and voting hours.Voters who are not familiar with their current elected officials can use the Who Are My Elected Officials link on to view their current representation from president to school board.last_img read more

Rubinho urges Juventus keeper Buffon to continue playing

first_img Buffon, now 42, will play next season. “I expect everything from him,” Rubinho told Domenica Sport. “As long as he has the desire and determination to play, he must do it. “I was really happy when he decided to go to PSG, because he once again showed his great talent from another place.”Advertisement Rubinho also discussed Giorgio Chiellini and his new autobiography. read also:Gianluigi Buffon agrees new Juventus deal – Report “His book has not yet arrived in Brazil. I admire him, he’s a very correct person, who I would like to have by my side all my life. “If you manage to have the respect of Giorgio Chiellini, that’s a big thing. We are talking about a Man with a capital M.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Former Juventus goalkeeper, Rubinho, has urged Gigi Buffon to continue playing.center_img Loading…last_img read more

GSA boys take first place at Bucksport Invitational

first_img Like he did in the ’60s, Noel Paul Stookey sings out in troubling times – December 27, 2017 Hugh BowdenExecutive EditorHugh writes editorials, covers Hancock County sports and helps out where needed in The American’s editorial department. When he’s not on the sidelines, he enjoys playing jazz and tennis. Bio Is this the kind of government we deserve? – July 10, 2017 GSA surges in 4th to win Northern Maine title – February 26, 2017 Latest Posts {gallery}bcksinvite{/gallery} Teams from a dozen schools participated in the event, though several of them fielded only enough runners to compete individually.In the boys’ varsity race, Tristan Butterfield of Orono finished first in 16 minutes and 39 seconds.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textGSA’s John Hassett was runner-up in 16:52, with teammates Devlin Valle third in 17:27, Oliver Broughton fifth in 17:50 and Aylen Wolf eighth in 18:07.Rounding it out for GSA were Tate Yoder, 14th in 18:36; Frank Schweizer, 26th in 19:59; and Dylan Desfosses, 30th in 20:28.For the host Bucksport Golden Bucks, Skylar Fraga led the way, placing seventh in 18:06.He was followed by Adam Bohlen, 16th in 18:51; Ramon Perez, 25th in 19:59; and Taylor Sotores, 34th in 21:25.In the team competition, GSA finished with 30 points, followed by Orono 35, Lee Academy 79, Central 80 and Searsport 142.In the girls’ varsity competition, Tia Tardy of the Mattanawcook Academy Lynx was first in 19:01, nipping Orono’s Hannah Steelman by two seconds.But the Red Riots placed four runners among the top 10 to score 34 points and finish seven points ahead of the GSA girls.Mattanawcook Academy was third with 81, followed by Lee Academy 84 and Narraguagus 138.For GSA, Eliza Broughton finished fourth in 20:19. She was followed by Hanna Gutow, fifth in 20:23; Bella Cimeno, 10th in 21:26; Cedar Slagle, 12th in 21:38; Rachel Desfosses, 13th in 21:42; and Emma Larson-Whittaker, 14th in 21:50.For Bucksport, Natalie Coleman placed sixth in 20:42 and Natasha Clement was 18th in 22:49.In the girls’ junior varsity race, the GSA girls scored a perfect 15 points, sweeping the first five places.Placing in order for GSA were Zeya Lorio in 21:54, Madison Cole in 24:01, Hanna Jordam im 24:07, Lanie Billings in 24:25 and Maddie Desfosses in 24:37.In the boys’ JV race, Michael Salois of GSA was the winner in 19:55. BUCKSPORT — With four cross-country runners placing among the top 10, the George Stevens Academy Eagle varsity boys captured top honors in Friday’s Bucksport Invitational. Latest posts by Hugh Bowden (see all)last_img read more

Tucker’s 20 points lift UW over Northwestern

first_imgBRYAN FAUST/Herald photoBack in 1962 was the last time Wisconsin started off the Big Ten season 4-0, but on Saturday, the Badgers resembled a team from that year. There was no Bob Cousy, Bill Russell or Red Auerbach and the only victory cigars were in the form of late substitutions, but the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team was able to employ fast breaks to perfection in taking care of the Northwestern Wildcats 68-52.The win was convincing enough that Northwestern head coach Bill Carmody was left shaking his head — with only one concrete explanation.”I think they are just better than we are,” Carmody said.Wisconsin (14-2, 4-0 Big Ten) streaked to score 10 fast-break points and drew numerous fouls in transition to offset the spirited attempts of the Wildcats (9-6, 2-2 Big Ten) to force turnovers.”We talked about [the fast break] before the game. We wanted to challenge Northwestern and them getting back [on defense],” said junior Alando Tucker, who scored a game-high 20 points. “The best way to break a zone is to get the ball up as quickly as possible, before guys can set up and match up with you.”Along with Tucker, junior Kammron Taylor and senior Ray Nixon led the way for UW, scoring 14 points and 13 points, respectively. Taylor also snared eight rebounds and dished out four assists, both game highs.Wisconsin head coach Bo Ryan often makes a point of saying how difficult it is to accumulate fast-break baskets in the Big Ten, citing the tough fundamental defense evident throughout the league. Northwestern was unable to keep the Badgers from accumulating transition lay-ups against their attacking zone defense.”When all five people are aggressive, the zone is easy to break,” Taylor said, attributing the easy baskets to an attacking attitude the Badgers displayed throughout the game.Northwestern was able to keep the score close throughout much of the first half, playing an aggressive trapping zone and using a variety of presses to try to disrupt the Badger offense, which had a season-high 22 turnovers against Minnesota and their press Tuesday night.”I think in the beginning we got a little too anxious, and that got us into some bad turnovers that we didn’t like,” Taylor said.”I thought there were some [opportunities] there in the first half,” Carmody said, “but we really didn’t capitalize.”With 3:11 left in the first half, Wisconsin broke the game open with a 16-5 run, pushing a tenuous 21-18 lead into a 14-point advantage. A trio of 3-pointers — two from Nixon and one by freshman Marcus Landry — and a pair of coast-to-coast fast-break baskets fueled the run. After the trifeca by Landry, junior Kammron Taylor was able to pick the pocket of Northwestern’s Bernard Cote and take it the distance for an uncontested lay-up, prompting a timeout from Carmody.The teams then traded baskets and misses before Nixon hit a deep 3-pointer to push the Badgers’ lead to 32-20.”They just made plays, and that’s what basketball is — you have to make plays,” Carmody said.Following a block of sophomore Greg Stiemsma’s shot, Tucker supplied the play of the game, intercepting the Northwestern inbound pass and flying down the court for two more points. After Craig Moore hit a jumper from beyond the arc to stem the Badger momentum, Nixon hit his second 3-pointer to give Wisconsin a 14-point lead, its biggest of the game at that point.From that point on, Northwestern never drew closer than seven points in large part due to a defense that forced 19 turnovers.”I like the way our defense got some turnovers today, some deflections, good rotations, took some charges. With a game like today, when bodies are flying are there are hands in the lane, you are going to have turnovers.”The Wisconsin defense also kept the Big Ten’s leading scorer, Vedran Vukusic (21.8 ppg), under wraps for most of the game. Vukusic went 6-15 from the field and was held to 15 points, his second-lowest output of the season — remarkable considering that two freshmen, Landry and Joe Krabbenhoft, were responsible for guarding him most of the game.”I thought they did an excellent job. They made him work. You have to make him work because he is such a good player,” Ryan said.The win kept Wisconsin the lone undefeated team in the conference. Next, Wisconsin will head into a pivotal matchup against No. 18 Ohio State Tuesday.last_img read more

Syracuse football opponent preview: What to know about Connecticut

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Related Stories STATEMENT GAME: Syracuse rushing attack sets tone in blowout win over Connecticut Published on September 23, 2016 at 7:21 pm Contact Tomer: | @tomer_langercenter_img After losing 45-20 to South Florida last game, Syracuse (1-2, 0-1 Atlantic Coast) travels to play its first road game of the season against Connecticut (2-1, 0-1 American Athletic) on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field.Here’s everything you need to know about UConn.All-time series: Connecticut leads 6-1. Two wins by Syracuse (in 2004 and 2006) were vacated by the NCAA.Last time they played: Syracuse rolled past UConn, 40-10. The 30-point difference is the largest margin of victory in the series history. It was a 20-10 game at the half, but the Orange pitched a 20-0 second half to win the game easily. Quarterback Ryan Nassib threw for 251 yards and two touchdowns, running back Jerome Smith ran for 133 yards and wide receiver Alec Lemon had 166 receiving yards and a score. The game started a string in which SU won six of seven games, including a 38-14 victory over West Virginia in the Pinstripe Bowl.The Connecticut Report: The Huskies attack runs through starting quarterback Bryant Shirreffs. He’s completed 71.2 percent of his passes for 555 yards, one touchdown and one interception through three games. He also leads the team in rushing attempts and yards, with 53 carries for 160 yards. Wide receiver Noel Thomas is tied for seventh in the country, averaging 8.7 catches per game for 26 total. He’s the only player on the team to have more than seven catches.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Huskies stronger unit is on defense and it’s what Syracuse head coach Dino Babers said he was concerned about. Connecticut falls just outside the top 50 in yards allowed per game but ranks 41st in total points allowed (19.7). Most impressive, UConn is sixth in the nation in red zone defense. (UConn finished seventh last season.) Opponents have gotten the ball to the Huskies’ 20-yard line 11 times this season, but have come away with just five touchdowns and one field goal.How Syracuse beats Connecticut: Contain UConn as much as possible on offense. The last two opponents SU faced were offensive juggernauts, which meant that the only way SU would find a way to win was in a shootout. Syracuse is averaging 27 points per game. Against a team in Connecticut, with a tough defense and a mediocre offense, somewhere around that number of points should be enough for SU to win, as long as a battered defense can hold up.Stat to know: 105Syracuse tied the ACC single-game record (and set a school record) for most plays run with 105 last week against USF. Those 105 plays turned into only 20 points.Player to watch: Bryant Shirreffs, quarterback, No. 4Whenever one player leads a team in both rushing and passing, odds are that he’s the player to watch. Shirreffs is accurate, but throws for just 185 yards per game. If the Orange can keep him in the pocket and take away his favorite in the target in Thomas, it should find success on Saturday. Commentslast_img read more

Football: Four former Badgers selected in 2019 NFL Draft

first_imgThe NFL Draft has come and gone, and several former Badgers are now employed to play at the next level.Expectations were high coming into the weekend with six of Head Coach Paul Chryst’s former players projected to be drafted.While four of these players — offensive lineman Michael Deiter, linebacker Ryan Connelly, LB Andrew Van Ginkel and OL David Edwards — did have their names called during the draft, the overall trend saw former Badgers fall far below where they were projected to be taken.Here are the full results from Wisconsin’s weekend at the draft and how the players will fit with their new teams.OL Michael Deiter: 78th overall to the Miami DolphinsDeiter was the first of Chryst’s former players to be drafted and was one of the only Badgers to rise from his pre-draft projections.Football: NFL Pro Day sets up Wisconsin’s top recruits for April’s draftThe University of Wisconsin held their NFL Pro Day March 13, as scouts from around the league came to watch Read…Websites, including CBSSports, gave Deiter a 5th round grade early in the draft process, but the Miami Dolphins selected Deiter in the 3rd round. Deiter was the only Badger to be taken on day two of the draft.Improving the offensive line was a major need for Miami entering the draft, so spending a 3rd round pick on Deiter shows the Dolphins’ commitment to finding a meaningful role for him on the team. The pick is even being called “one of the better picks inside the top 100” by SBNation.Deiter is projected to compete for the starting left guard position right away in Miami and could win the job before the season starts.Deiter should provide valuable protection to the Dolphins’ new franchise quarterback Josh Rosen, who was traded to Miami from Arizona Friday.LB Ryan Connelly: 143rd overall to the New York GiantsConnelly used a stellar combine and pro day to rise from a projection of being undrafted to being selected in the 5th round.At Wisconsin, Connelly was viewed as Jim Leonhard’s second-best inside linebacker behind T.J. Edwards. But thanks to his superior performance in nearly every combine and pro day event, the Giants and others saw him as a better prospect than Edwards.Connelly will battle for an inside linebacker job in New York with Alec Ogletree and B.J. Goodson. He is currently viewed as the backup to the two but will have the chance to play meaningful snaps once the season begins.LB Andrew Van Ginkel: 151st overall to the Miami DolphinsVan Ginkel will join Deiter in Miami.Similar to Connelly, Van Ginkel benefited from the combine, pro day and the rest of the pre-draft process.Football: Last year’s top receivers return as quarterback battle rages onThis week’s Wisconsin football spring preview shifts focus to the wide receiver unit and the position everyone is talking about: Read…He is currently seen as the backup strong-side linebacker to Kiko Alonso. With Alonso’s long history of injuries, though, Van Ginkel may see the field sooner than people expect.OL David Edwards: 169th overall to the Los Angeles RamsEdwards was the big faller for Wisconsin during this weekend’s draft. CBSSports and other websites projected Edwards as high as a 2nd or 3rd round pick, but Edwards slipped into the 5th round.Much of this drop can be attributed to Edwards’ unimpressive pre-draft workouts, which had a similar, dampening effect on several other Badgers.The Rams will enter the season with Edwards as their backup at right tackle behind Rob Havenstein, a proven player in the league.Edwards does have a path to the starting job at left tackle, where the Rams’ Andrew Whitworth is entering his final years. A potential roadblock to this position, however, is the Rams’ 3rd round draft choice, Oklahoma OL Bobby Evans. While Evans is viewed as the better prospect, look for Edwards to be given a chance in Los Angeles.Undrafted Free AgentsPlayers who did not hear their name called on draft night but were quickly picked up by teams include Oakland Raiders fullback Alec Ingold, Philadelphia Eagles linebacker T.J. Edwards and Detroit Lions offensive lineman Beau Benzschawel.Of the three, the one who has the best chance to stick with his team and even play meaningful snaps in the coming years is Edwards.The Eagles lost starting linebacker Jordan Hicks after last season to free agency. General Manager Howie Roseman also didn’t take a linebacker during the draft, so the addition of Edwards could secure him a spot on the roster, and may even make him a lock to get starting snaps on defense.UnsignedThe former Badgers who remain unsigned are DT Olive Sagapolu, S D’Cota Dixon, RB Taiwan Deal, RB Chris James, TE Zander Neuville and OL Micah Kapoi. Though Dixon and James did receive invites to rookie mini-camps, with James being invited to compete for a spot with his hometown Chicago Bears.last_img read more

Responsible gambling is at the ‘heart’ of betting shops Peter Craske – ABB

first_img Ahead of next month’s triennial stakes and prizes review by the DCMS, the Association of British Bookmakers (ABB) has reiterated that betting shops continue to offer ‘the safest place to gamble on the high street’.The government is facing mounting pressure from lobbying groups to slash the maximum stakes of FOBTs to just £2, however, the gambling industry has warned that such a drastic cut would lead to job losses and betting shop closures. The terminals have been subject to widespread debate over recent months. In an interview with Radio 4, ABB CEO Malcolm George warned with bookmakers already in decline banning the terminals, a move that will cost bookmakers an estimated £150 million in annual revenue, will ‘almost certainly see amusement arcade machines and casino numbers go up.’Speaking to SBC, the ABB’s Peter Craske commented: “One of the key reasons betting shops offer the safest place to gamble on the high street is that our shop staff undertake regular training to make sure that is the case.“From induction programmes to regular refresher courses, the training ensures that staff can spot anyone getting into difficulty with their gambling and provide the appropriate help.“In addition to the various requirements under legislation – recording responsible gambling interactions for example – which are reported to the Gambling Commission, there are a range of other measures the industry has introduced voluntarily which also require staff to fully understand and implement.”Craske added: “Over the last three years there have been a lot of new responsible gambling measures rolled out through the ABB’s Responsible Gambling Code – none of which are available in other venues with gaming machines like seaside arcades, casinos or pubs.”Highlighting some of the new measures that have been implemented by British bookmakers, Craske pointed out that players now have “the power to set their own limits on the amount of time they play for, or amounts they spend.“These were the first such measures in the world, and staff training also included understanding how the additional mandatory alerts – which kick in after someone has played for 20 minutes or spend £150 – work,” he explained. BGC appoints Joff Cooke as first COO June 2, 2020 Submit Share Related Articles StumbleUponcenter_img BGC takes over The Senet Group’s duties and responsibilities April 6, 2020 UKGC gambling statistics highlight retail declines May 29, 2020 Share “Thereafter the new £50 regulations, meaning anyone wanting to stake over £50 cannot do so unless they go to the counter or have a loyalty card. This required changes to machines with new software for staff to understand.“The introduction of the new Multi-Operator Self-Exclusion Scheme (MOSES) in April 2016 meant a further update to shop procedures, so staff knew what to do if someone wants to self-exclude themselves from their or any other shop.”last_img read more

WHS Daily Bulletin: Student Council is having ‘Name the mascot’ contest

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +1 Vote up Vote down Ted “Theodore” Logan · 206 weeks ago Isn’t the WHS mascot the crusader? Report Reply 0 replies · active 206 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Submitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Friday, Aug. 26, 201FridayNo activities scheduled.Saturday• Volleyball at Winfield, 8 a.m.Friday’s lunch — Cheese Pizza-Corn Dog-SaladSaturday’s lunch — Chicken Alfredo-Ham and Cheese Sandwich-SaladToday’s News: *Any student interested in joining classic movie  club- please stop by room 205 to sign-up!*Your WHS Student Council is excited to announce the arrival of a new mascot! They are having a contest to name the mascot and the winner will receive a mascot t-shirt, a league sporting pass for all regular season Crusader sporting events, and an autographed 24×36 poster of the winner and the mascot-compliments of Red Rave Posters! Visit for information on how to vote. The deadline to cast your vote is September 5th.*WHS Student Council will have their first meeting next Tuesday at 7:15 am in the auditorium. Anyone who is interested in making a difference in this school is welcome to attend. All class officers are expected to be present at this meeting. The first task as a member will be planning Homecoming!* STUDENTS: TODAY is the last day to change your schedule!* Any high school student wanting to work as a line judge for volleyball games, please see Mr. Smith. This is a great opportunity for NHS hours or to earn some extra money.*If you were signed up to take the ACT in Wellington on September 10th please note: Our test center has been closed for the September 2016 ACT exam due to low counts. You have been reassigned to another center and will be notified by e-mail.* Picture Day will be on September 1st. Seniors- you will need to get your picture taken on this day for the wall panel!*Students: If you are participating in a fall sport you must pay your $25 sports fee before you are allowed to participate in your first game.Guidance Office News: Visits during lunch:Tuesday- Sept 6th- Sgt. Justin SmithThursday- Sept 8th- Bethany CollegeThursday- Sept 8th- Emporia StateThursday Sept 22- Baker UniversityThursday- Sept 29- University of KansasMonday- Oct 10- Fort Hays StateToday is National…National Dog Day.Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more