BLUES DROP DECISION TO LANCERS

first_img Matchup History Next Game: at Lakehead University 12/1/2018 | 8:00 p.m. Print Friendly Version Live Stats Watch Live Full Schedule Roster The University of Toronto Varsity Blues men’s basketball team fell 95-84 to the Windsor Lancers on Saturday (Nov. 24) night at the Athletic Centre Sports Gym.TORONTO STATS: Fourth-year wing Nikola Paradina recorded a team-high 20 points, 12 rebounds, three steals and a block. Inaki Alvarez chipped in with 20 points of his own.Evan Shadkami registered 16 points, while fourth-year forward Daniel Johansson stat line was nine points, 12 rebounds and a game-high five assists.HOW IT HAPPENED: Paradina got things rolling for the Varsity Blues early, draining 11 points. Thanks to that, Toronto led 21-15 after the opening 10 minutes. The Lancers opened the second quarter on a 9-2 run to regain the advantage. Toronto went on to be outscored 28-15 in the frame and were down 43-36 at halftimeAlvarez and Shadkami scored 11 and 10 points, respectively, out of the half, but the Blues still faced a seven-point deficit, 70-63, heading into the fourth. U of T started the final frame on a 7-0 run to tie the contest at 70-70 but unfortunately, Windsor pulled ahead to secure the victory.   UP NEXT: The Varsity Blues head north next week to play their final game of 2018 against the Lakehead Thunderwolves on Saturday (Dec. 1). Tip off is scheduled for 8:00 p.m.For more information, scores and highlights on your favourite U of T athletes and teams, please visit www.varsityblues.ca. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, Instagram, SnapChat and Facebook for the latest and greatest in Varsity Blues intercollegiate athletic. Previewlast_img read more

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MAJOR AWARD NOMINEES: FRANK PINDAR MALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

first_img Varsityblues.ca will highlight the nominees of U of T’s major awards – male & female rookie of the year, Dr. Clara Benson honour award, George M. Biggs trophy, as well as the male & female Frank Pindar and T-Holders’ athletes of the year – to be awarded at the 2019 intercollegiate athletic banquet on Saturday, March 30 at Chestnut Residence Ballroom.The following Varsity Blues athletes were nominated by their coaches and chosen through the awards selection process as finalists for the Frank Pindar male athlete of the year award, given annually to a male athlete competing in a sport whose official season concludes with either an OUA or other university recognized championship event.Colin Dale – FencingColin Dale led the Blues to their fourth straight OUA banner in 2018-19, capping off his Varsity Blues career as a four-time OUA champion. He claimed his second career Desjarlais Trophy as the men’s épée individual champion after defeating Western’s Rick Wu, 15-8, in the final on Day 1 of the championship. He then led teammates Nathaniel Adamian, Beston Leung and Johnathan Zimmerman to a gold-medal finish in the épée team relay on Day 2.  Dale earned OUA all-star honours for his efforts.Josh Hollings – SquashIn his first season with the Varsity Blues men’s squash team, John Hollings garnered the OUA most valuable player award and was named an OUA all-star in leading the team to a bronze-medal finish at the 2019 provincial championships. Hollings went 4-1 as Toronto’s No. 1 player at the OUA championships, falling only to the OUA champion Western Mustangs No. 1 player. During the season, he was a perfect 12-0 in the No. 1 spot as U of T won the Jester’s league championship title.Jonathan Lai – BadmintonThird-year veteran Jonathan Lai earned OUA male most valuable player honours as the Varsity Blues badminton team claimed the 2018-19 OUA championship banner. The now two-time OUA all-star went 5-1 in men’s doubles action, outscoring opponents 267-193, while also paring up with Bethany So to go a perfect 3-0 and outscoring opponents 126-58 in mixed doubles action.Gabriel Nakonechny – BaseballFourth-year veteran Gabriel Nakonechny was named the 2018 OUA hitter of the year and an OUA first team all-star at third base. Nakonechny led the Blues (12-6) to a third-place finish in regular season action and shone as U of T captured the silver medal at the OUA championship.  The Toronto native went 8-for-16 at the plate, hitting two triples and two walk-off singles to lead the Blues to round robin victories over the Western Mustangs and McMaster Marauders. An international relations major, Nakonechny also had a team-high five runs, four stolen bases and three RBI as Toronto went 4-1.Euan Scoffield – Water PoloEuan Scoffield was named the most valuable player and helped lead the Blues to their third straight provincial title at the 2018 OUA men’s water polo championship. Scoffield led all players with four goals as Toronto topped the No. 2 seeded Queen’s Gaels, 7-6, in the gold-medal match. The history and East Asian studies major from Ottawa scored one goal in each of the first two quarters, while adding two in the third quarter to help Toronto seal the narrow victory. A now three-time OUA all-star, Scoffield also scored one goal in U of T’s 8-6 semifinal victory over the McMaster Marauders.For more information, scores and highlights on your favourite U of T athletes and teams, please visit www.varsityblues.ca. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for the latest and greatest in Varsity Blues intercollegiate athletics. Print Friendly Version Story Linkslast_img read more

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How to make a Chelsea fan angry in 60 seconds

first_imgYou may think very little would upset fans of the defending champions, who comfortably won the Premier League last season.But we’ve done our best to gather the embarrassing defeats, shocking signings and painful memories from Chelsea’s wider history into one painful video.If this video isn’t to your taste, why not check out the same treatment to Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United.For more of the best sports entertainment on YouTube, subscribe to talkSPORT here!last_img

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Revealed! Is this John Stones’ actual written transfer request?

first_img John Stones transfer request 1 *DISCLAIMER: This picture is about as genuine as a Manchester United fan claiming they didn’t want Pedro.John Stones has handed in a transfer request at Everton.That much we know to be true, but we’ve used a bit of artistic licence to imagine what it might look like (see pic above).What do you think of Stones’ request to leave Goodison?Share your thoughts by leaving a comment below.last_img

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Top Fuel-leading Fuller yet to qualify

first_img“This is what champions are made of.” Ironically, under the rules that NHRA operated under for the previous 54 seasons, Fuller would have clinched the title with his victory last Sunday in Las Vegas. This time around, Fuller is 52 points ahead of the pack that includes Larry Dixon, Brandon Bernstein and three-time defending champion Tony Schumacher. “I’m upbeat,” said Fuller, who also failed to get into the field after two runs at Infineon Raceway last July, but rebounded to qualify third. “If we can’t make one good run in four attempts, we don’t deserve to be in and don’t deserve the championship. This is a tough class. We’re not the only car not running good. “I’ve not won anything yet and this is a prime example.” Running once a day on Thursday and Friday poses a problem unlike any other event on the NHRA circuit. “We have a ton of confidence,” Fuller said. “We’ve just had a few gremlins. We had a mechanical malfunction on the first run and the motor broke at 1,000-foot. It was going to run a mid-4.50. We dropped a cylinder at the hit today and just missed the tune-up. “Am I in panic mode? No. We’re not going to be down. We’ll come out tomorrow and get in. We can’t get a grip. That’s not an excuse, it is what it is.” Todd, who announced he would be teaming with Morgan Lucas in 2008, said Fuller’s task will be “tough.” “He has his work cut out for him,” said Todd, who didn’t think his run would stand up. “It could get hotter but (Fuller crew chief Rob) Flynn is plenty capable of getting that car set. It’s exciting for the Countdown.” There’s no such drama in Funny Car. Torrance native Tony Pedregon, who has a commanding 91-point lead on Gary Scelzi, is 12th among the 26 cars that took a pass. Ron Capps is fourth, Scelzi seventh and Robert Hight ninth. In Pro Stock, the four title contenders are in the top five. In additional to Connolly, points leader Greg Anderson is third and Allen Johnson fifth. Earlier this year, Martin Truex Jr. got his first NASCAR Nextel Cup win. Now he has his first pole, too. The 27-year-old Dale Earnhardt Inc. driver turned a lap of 193.105 mph at Texas Motor Speedway to grab the top spot for the Dickies 500. The pole came in the 79th race of Truex’s Cup career and it came in a Chevrolet that had to undergo major repairs after a crash Sunday at Atlanta. His pole wasn’t assured until series leader Jeff Gordon, the second to last of 48 drivers to make a qualifying attempt on the 1.5-mile oval, came up just short at 192.424. Gordon was followed by rookie Juan Pablo Montoya at 192.417, Kevin Harvick and rookie A.J. Allmendinger, both at 192.239, Kurt Busch at 192.164 and Denny Hamlin at 192.130. Carl Edwards has a good starting spot for the race that can clinch his NASCAR Busch Series title. Edwards had a fast lap of 190.745 mph to qualify third for the O’Reilly Challenge at Texas Motor Speedway. Edwards only has to finish today’s race 36th or better to clinch the season title with two races still left after that. A week after his first Busch victory at Memphis, David Reutimann earned his first career pole with a qualifying lap of 191.646 mph at the 1 -mile Texas track. Reutimann is second to Edwards in season points, but is 531 behind the leader. Tony Stewart, making his 12th Busch start of the season, had a lap of 190.954 mph and will start on the front row beside Reutimann. Ted Musgrave broke a 66-race winless streak, taking the checkered flag under caution after the two trucks in front of him crashed going into the first turn of what was supposed to be a green-white finish. Chad McCumbee spun the tires on his Chevrolet on the final restart and when he tried to keep Jack Sprague from passing him on the restart, the two made contact and slammed into the wall at Texas Motor Speedway. Dickies 500 O’Reilly Challenge Silverado 350k Alonso leaves Two-time Formula One champion Fernando Alonso left McLaren after a stormy first season with the British team. Alonso joined McLaren after winning the championship the past two years with Renault. He clashed with management and teammate Lewis Hamilton throughout the season, and finished behind champion Kimi Raikkonen of Ferrari and Hamilton. Staff writer Louis Brewster contributed to this report.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre JR Todd remained atop the class with his pass of 4.521 seconds at 328.22 mph he posted Thursday. Todd and Jeff Arend in Funny Car managed to keep the top spot, while Richie Stevens Jr. and Chip Ellis moved to number one in Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle. Arend, with mother Sylvie watching him race for the first time in his 30-year career, did not improve on Thursday’s pass of 4.781 at 324.90. Stevens bumped Jeg Coughlin out the top spot with a run of 6.665 at 206.76 to edge Countdown contender Dave Connolly. In PSM, title contenders Chip Ellis and Matt Smith are one-town, with Ellis’ 6.965 at 191.46 the day’s best. But the Top Fuel drama was the talk of the day. “This isn’t a story yet,” Fuller said after he dropped a cylinder when he hit the throttle. “I have plenty of confidence. It’s not even in my head that I don’t qualify. From news services Nothing like adding a little drama to the final day of qualifying for the NHRA Auto Club Finals. Rod Fuller, the driver atop the Top Fuel dragster points standings in the NHRA Powerade Drag Racing Series Countdown to One, is not yet in the 16-car field for Sunday’s finals. Fuller is 18th among 22 entries following the first two of four qualifying runs at Pomona Raceway. The final two passes are set for today at Fairplex. The first round is at 11 a.m. last_img read more

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DONEGALDAILY BBQ DEAL OF THE WEEKEND AT KELLY’S CENTRA

first_imgWE are always on the hunt for amazing deals.So get yourselves off to Kelly’s Centra at Mountain Top in Letterkenny – and then get home and get that charcoal going!Their amazing deal of the day (and the weekend) is their new BBQ packs consisting of 2x 4oz gluten free steak burgers 2x hot n spicy chicken skewers, 4x jumbo pork sausages, 4x buffalo chicken wings & a sweet chilli dipping sauce.  Priced at €6.99.Enjoy! DONEGALDAILY BBQ DEAL OF THE WEEKEND AT KELLY’S CENTRA was last modified: May 25th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DONEGALDAILY BBQ DEAL OF THE WEEKEND AT KELLY’S CENTRAlast_img read more

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Photo library: Tourism and leisure 10

first_img{loadposition tc}Click on a thumbnail for a low-resolution image, or right-click on the link below it to download a high-resolution copy of the image.» Download Tourism & Leisure contact sheet (1.1MB) » Download full image library contact sheet (10.5MB) Stellenbosch, Western Cape province: An outdoor restaurant at Blaauwklippen Wine Estate.Photo: Stellenbosch WineRoutes » Download high-res image Stellenbosch, Western Cape province: An outdoor restaurant at Dornier Wine Cellar.Photo: Stellenbosch WineRoutes » Download high-res image Johannesburg, Gauteng province: Tourists at the Hector Pieterson Memorial in Soweto, which is named after the 14-year-old boy who was the first killed by police in the June 16 1976 students’ uprising. Photo: Chris Kirchhoff, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Gauteng province: Frontview of the state-of-the-art Maropeng visitors’ centre at the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site, which is famous for the wealth of early human fossils found there.Photo: Mary Alexander, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Gauteng province: Back view of the state-of-the-art Maropeng visitors’ centre at the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site, which is famous for the wealth of early human fossils found there. Photo: Mary Alexander, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image East London, Eastern Cape province: The yacht marina on the seafront. Photo: Rodger Bosch, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape province: Sunset over the beachfront sees people running, walking, fishing and cycling to end off the day. Photo: Rodger Bosch, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape province: Sunset over the beachfront sees people running, walking, fishing and cycling to end off the day. Photo: Rodger Bosch, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape province: Sunset over the beachfront sees people running, walking, fishing and cycling to end off the day. Photo: Rodger Bosch, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image TOURISM AND LEISURE 10:{loadposition tourism}Having trouble downloading high-resolution images? Queries about the image library? Email Janine Erasmus at janinee@mediaclubsouthafrica.com.last_img read more

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Salesforce.com Buys Cloud-Based Messaging Platform for Online Customer Support

first_imgActiva competed with a number of live chat providers such as BoldChat and LivePerson.For its part, Salesforce.com will compete with services such as RightNow, which recently launched a support integration with Facebook. alex williams We were just finishing up a post about Oracle’s acquisition plans when the news comes in that Salesforce.com has acquired Activa Live, a SaaS messaging platform designed for customer support through a chat environment.This is an interesting acquisition and shows what a heated space it is for providing more capabilities to tie customer support environments to the social Web.It clearly shows that Salesforce.com is putting its investing strength into technologies that enhance the social layer with real-time communcations.On its web site, Activa Live calls itself the “leading provider of enterprise level live chat software that is fully available online – from the cloud.”Clients include American Apparel, Proctor&Gamble and Turner Broadcast.The service features include live chat, analytics and perhaps not surprisingly, integration with Salesforce.com. Other features include audio alerts so support knows when customers want to chat. Visual cues indicate different customer requests. The service is designed so the support agent may chat in two-way or multiple-perso chats.According to an Adobe success story, Activa is built on Adobe Flex 2 and PHP:Activa Live Chat provides web operators a rich interface integrated with PHP services for event-driven activities–such as managing chat between customers and operators–and for query-response relationships that include requests made to Yahoo! Maps and Salesforce.com services. “Our development focused on strict implementation of the Model-View-Controller design pattern,” explains Andy Lintner, director of application development. “This made integrating our Flex interface with PHP easy. Passing data to the interface is as simple as generating HTML on the server.” Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#cloud#cloud computing#saas 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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1-in-20 U.S. Physicians Now On Doctors-Only Social Network

first_imgThe other big problem facing services hoping to develop an all-encompassing, Web-based communication system, said Doximity Chief Executive Jeff Tangney, is that most enterprise system developers target individual hospitals to sell their system to, and those hospitals don’t typically put sharing information with competing hospitals as a top priority.“Harvard Medical School has two teaching hospitals – Beth Israel Deaconess and Brigham & Women’s – that are right across the street from one another,” he said. But because they’re on different systems and compete with one another, “the big joke is that the fastest way to get a lab report from one hospital to another is by paper airplane.”The first telephone switch was developed for use in hospitals in 1876 and the first pagers were developed for doctors in 1950s. More recently, however, med tech has been “stuck in the 1970’s,” Tangney said, with doctors still relying on faxes and those pagers that are no longer cutting edge. Much of that is due to HIPAA regulations aimed at insuring patient confidentiality, but they also have hospitals and doctors reluctant to try new ways of communicating and collaborating in both their professional and personal lives.“For a lot of these guys, Facebook is the F-Word,” Tangney said. They’re not Facebook-like numbers just yet, but after just seven months Doximity has signed up about one out of every 20 U.S. physicians for its LinkedIn-like networking service.That amounts to more than 30,000 doctors, or twice as many on LinkedIn. The reason doctors shy away from LinkedIn and other mainstream social networks is, unlike Doximity, there are no privacy protections in place that will keep physicians on the right side of patient privacy laws. Previous attempts at a doctor-only social network required physician anonymity, which made it all but useless when it came to make referrals or conferring on a diagnosis.On Monday, Doximity launched ExpertFinder, a new service the company says will make it easier for doctors to find experts and opt-in to research interviews. The announcement seems to position Doximity as an early leader in the mobile health care device market, which could quadruple to $400 million in annual revenues by 2016.“For a lot of these guys, Facebook is the F-Word.” A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… dave copeland Related Posts Tags:#health#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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Huge Area for Fishing Reopened as Seafood Threat Lessens

first_imgNOAA has reopened more than 13,000 square kilometers of the Gulf of Mexico to fishing. “Since July 3, NOAA data have shown no oil in [this] area,” a NOAA release says. “Fish caught in the area and tested by NOAA experts have shown no signs of contamination.” In general, food scientists are relieved that traces of the most dangerous constituents of oil, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, have been hard to detect in gulf fish and shellfish. “Everyone’s surprised they’re not finding more PAHs in seafood,” says Jim Bradford of analytical chemistry groupAOAC. In retrospect, were the risks to seafood exaggerated in May and June? Bradford says no, “I don’t think it was overblown. I think we overestimated the short term impact, and I think we’re underestimating the long-term impact. … The safety of gulf seafood will be in question for some time.”last_img read more

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