The University of Toronto Varsity Blues men’s basketball team fell to the Mercyhurst Lakers 75-70 on Thursday, October 10 at Goldring Centre for HIgh Performance Sport.WHAT HAPPENED: Story Links At the end of a hard-fought first, the Blues and Lakers remained within one point. It wasn’t until the second quarter the Lakers pulled away outscoring the Blues by ten points to make the score 39-28 at the half.By the third quarter, the Lakers extended their lead to 13 points. Third-year guard Evan Shadkami continued his fine form recording 18 points, four rebounds, and two assists. Fifth-year forward Daniel Johansson also had 14 points, nine rebounds, and two assists in the contest.UP NEXT: The Blues head to Ottawa to take on Bishops Unviersity in exhibition action this Friday, October 18 at Carleton’s House Laughton Tournament. Game time is set for 6 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 and Facebook for the latest and greatest in Varsity Blues intercollegiate athletics.Print Friendly Version Despite a late surge in the fourth, the Blues were unable to hold on and fell to the Lakers 75-70. Print Friendly Version
0Shares0000Ronaldo is one of the players to look out for in the Euro 2016. PHOTO/AFP.PARIS, France June 8 – The players too look out for at the Euro 2016 in France. Cristiano Ronaldo – Portugal A three time world player of the year, Cristiano Ronaldo again rose to the occasion to fire Portugal to Euro 2016. The Real Madrid striker scored five of his country’s 11 goals in qualifying, but an international title remains a glaring absence from his exhaustive list of honours. Snapped up by Manchester United in 2003 as an 18-year-old, Ronaldo helped the Red Devils to three successive Premier League crowns and the 2008 Champions League. He became the world’s most expensive footballer when Real Madrid splashed out 94 million euros for him in 2009, but Ronaldo has more than delivered a return on the investment after leading the Spaniards to the 2012 La Liga title and two Champions League victories in the past three seasons. However, an agonising defeat to Greece in the Euro 2004 final on home soil is the closest Ronaldo has come to international success. Gareth Bale – Wales With seven goals and two assists in qualifying, Bale did more than any other player to end Wales’s 58-year wait to qualify for a major tournament. After coming through the ranks at Southampton, he exploded onto the global scene at Tottenham Hotspur, where he was twice named England’s Player of the Year, before moving to Real Madrid in 2013 in a world-record 100.8 million euro transfer. Lightning quick, superb in the air and with a jackhammer left foot, he operates in a free role for Wales and his devastating pace on the counter-attack will be a source of concern for every defence he encounters. He has won two Champions League titles in three years at Real and his heart-sign goal could become a feature of Euro 2016.Zlatan Ibrahimovic – Sweden The Swedish striker is steeling himself for a final farewell to France after four glorious years at Paris Saint-Germain. Having landed league titles with Ajax, Inter Milan, Barcelona and AC Milan, Ibrahimovic sent records tumbling during a trophy-laden spell at the Parc des Princes as PSG established themselves as the dominant force in French football. Time may be ticking down on the Swede’s international career, but Ibrahimovic reinforced his reputation as one of the greatest strikers of his generation with 11 goals in qualifying — three against Nordic rivals Denmark in a 4-3 aggregate play-off victory. The 34-year-old, Sweden’s record goalscorer, is undoubtedly the key to his country’s hopes at Euro 2016 but has never gone beyond the quarter-finals at a major tournament.NEWCOMERS Marcus Rashford – England On February 25 this year, 18-year-old Marcus Rashford awoke a virtual unknown. By the time he went to bed he was a sensation, having scored twice on his Manchester United debut in a 5-1 Europa League win over FC Midtjylland. More goals followed — a brace against Arsenal on his Premier League debut, a classy derby winner at Manchester City, a stunning effort at West Ham United in the FA Cup — and he ended the campaign with eight goals in 18 appearances, as well as an FA Cup winners’ medal around his neck. Manchester-born, he came through United’s youth academy and has won admirers everywhere with his athleticism and remarkable calmness in front of goal. After scoring within three minutes on his England debut against Australia, he was handed a surprise place in Roy Hodgson’s Euro 2016 squad.Anthony Martial – France Derided as an expensive panic buy when Manchester United forked out an initial £36 million ($52.6 million, 47 million euros), Anthony Martial silenced critics with an impressive debut season at Old Trafford. The 20-year-old finished with 17 goals and emerged as one of the few bright spots as United missed out on Champions League football. Hailing from the same Paris suburb as Thierry Henry and Patrice Evra, Martial is following a path to stardom similar to that of the one taken by Henry. After breaking into Didier Deschamps’ squad in September, the forward has established himself as a key cog in a side chasing a third European title. The goals have yet to flow at international level, but France are waiting for the floodgates to open once Martial gets off the mark.Renato Sanches – Portugal Born and raised in Lisbon, the 18-year-old Renato Sanches made his first-team debut with Benfica in October, then earned his first international cap in March before Bayern Munich shelled out an initial 35 million euros — a fee that could rise to 80 million euros — to tie down one of Europe’s most promising youngsters. Injuries to Bernardo Silva and Tiago opened the door for the teenager’s inclusion in Fernando Santos’ 23-man squad, with Sanches the youngest player to feature for Portugal at a major finals since Cristiano Ronaldo at Euro 2004. After drawing rave reviews from Pep Guardiola and Diego Simeone for his commanding displays in the heart of midfield, Portugal will hope Sanches can provide fresh impetus to a side heavily reliant on Ronaldo.VETERANSGianluigi Buffon – Italy At 38, the evergreen Buffon has shown few signs of slowing down and remains Italy’s undisputed number one. A star of the Azzurri’s 2006 World Cup winning side, Buffon is still at the top of his game a decade later. He set a new Serie A record by going unbeaten for 974 consecutive minutes as Juventus claimed a fifth straight league championship. He joined the Turin giants from Parma in 2001 for a reported 53 million euros, making him the world’s most expensive goalkeeper. Having signed a two-year contract extension in May, Buffon is planning to hang about until the 2018 World Cup before calling time. Twice a Champions League runner-up — in 2003 and 2015 — Buffon will captain an Italy side seeking redemption after a 4-0 thrashing by Spain in the Euro 2012 final.Iker Casillas – Spain A winner of two European championships and the 2010 World Cup, Casillas will forever be associated with the golden era of Spanish football. However, the 35-year-old endured a torrid 2014 World Cup in Brazil and then made an ignominious and tearful departure from boyhood club Real Madrid a year later. After breaking into the Real first team at just 18, Casillas won three Champions League titles and La Liga five times before leaving for Porto to bring down the curtain on a 25-year association with the Spanish giants. Despite inconsistent displays in Portugal and the superb form of heir apparent David de Gea, Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has stayed fiercely loyal to his captain. Casillas, who could bow out after Euro 2016, set a new European record with his 167th international cap in Wednesday’s 6-1 mauling of South Korea.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
GIRLS TENNIS: Mustangs rule singles play to earn victory over Peninsula in Bay League clash. By David Saunders STAFF WRITER Peninsula’s Cze-Ja Tam asked to play in the No. 2 singles slot so that she could have a warm-up match before facing Nicole Gibbs. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityMira Costa’s Allie Wahba gave her that and then some. Though Tam beat Wahba by three points, the match took its toll on the stamina of Peninsula’s best player and marked the team’s lone singles victory in Thursday’s 10-8 Bay League loss to visiting Mira Costa. Tam led in both of her final two singles sets, but failed to secure a victory in either. She scored the first point in her set with Gibbs before losing, 6-1. She then allowed Mira Costa’s No. 3 Krystal Langley to score the final three points in a 7-5 defeat. “I do think she got worn down by the third set because she’d had two tough matches before,” Peninsula coach Mike Hoeger said. “It’s tough to get points off of any of (the Mira Costa singles players) because they make you work.” Gibbs continued her Bay League dominance by winning her other two sets, 6-0, 6-0, but it was Wahba who officially clinched Mira Costa’s second victory over Peninsula in four years. The victory also keeps Mira Costa (10-3, 2-1) in the hunt for the Bay League title after a 9-9 loss on games to Palos Verdes Tuesday. “We wanted to win really badly today. It’s about time that we’ve beaten them,” Wahba said. “It feels good to win this because we’re basically back in the game to win the (Bay) League.” Peninsula’s hopes for a victory relied heavily on the success of its doubles teams, which held up their end of the bargain, winning seven of nine matches. Jenna Glimp and Hana Chang swept their doubles sets for Peninsula (7-4, 1-1). “We shouldn’t be able to win a match while losing seven of nine in doubles,” Mira Costa coach Joe Ciasulli said. Natasha Rothwell and Casey Reed scored both of Mira Costa’s doubles points, winning, 6-1, 6-2. Even the pair’s 6-4 loss to Glimp and Chang helped set the tone for Mira Costa, which was competitive in most of its matches, besting Peninsula, 89-67, in games. It was the first time the two have played together since Sept. 17 “Their play helped decide the match. We thought we could get two out of three from them, but they were strong,” Hoeger said. “You always put a lot of pressure on your doubles teams when you want them to take eight of nine. It’s a risk and one that didn’t work this time.” firstname.lastname@example.orgWant local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
The Golf Club are truly saddened by the recent death of Club Captain Enda McMonagle, a founding Member of Cumann Gailf Chloich Cheann Fhaola.Déanann muid comhbhrón le Marie agus leis an teaghlach ag an am brónach seo. Enda was a great character on and off the golf course. He was a key member of our Donegal League team in 2000 which won the coveted county title shortly after the opening of the golf course.Partnering Martin Ridge, the pair won a lot of matches most notably away in Gaoth Dobhair and in the final in Strabane to secure victory. His son Colm was also a key member of this team. Enda’s love of landscaping and his machinery skills were clearly evident for many years on the golf course where he did a lot of voluntary work developing the golf course and where he spent many happy days playing golf. Bhí meas mór ar Enda ar fud Iar Thuaisceart Thír Chonaill mar cheoltóir cumasach agus mar Fhear an ‘Tí a bhí lán de chraic agus a rinne cuid mhór obair dheonach ag cuidiú le eagraisí pobail ar feadh blianta fada. Suaimhneas síoraí dá anam uasal. We sympathise with Mary Rose and the McFadden family on Danny’s passing. We also sympathise with the Farren family and Letterkenny Golf Club on the death of Seamus Farren. May they all rest in peace.This weekend is another Singles Stableford with Turkey and Ham prizes up for grabs. Golf Membership for 2020 is open all new Members are welcome to Cumann Gailf Chloich Cheann Fhaola. The Club AGM has been deferred to Thursday 9th January @ 8pm in the clubhouse.Cloughaneely Golf Club saddened by the loss of Club Captain Enda McMonagle was last modified: December 7th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:Cloughaneely Golf Club
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’A candlelight vigil is scheduled for 7 tonight at the Arco AM/PM at Devonshire Street and Mason Avenue, where white candles and bouquets of flowers stand in memory of the man killed inside. The suspect, a parolee named Frank Erik Kaatz, has since pleaded not guilty to murder and remains in jail. When news reports of the grisly slaying spread, the clerk was referred to as Rohan Rameukwella, a name he used on immigration documents. But the name didn’t ring true to local Sri Lankans, who feverishly called and e-mailed one another to find someone who knew him. After coming up empty-handed, Hassina Leelarathna called the Los Angeles Police Department. Detectives told her the victim used two names. Suddenly pieces of his life came together in her mind. “The man was living in fear and hiding,” she said. “He was working under an alias. His family is back in Sri Lanka.” CHATSWORTH – His existence was invisible to nearly everyone – until his brutal killing. Hiran Ediriweera was beaten to death with a baseball bat Oct. 13, his battered body found on the cold tile floor of the mini-mart where he worked the overnight shift. With no local family to grieve, a community of strangers has come forward to mourn the death of the reclusive man from Sri Lanka, who lived alone for years in a sparse room he rented on a tree-lined Van Nuys street. “We are still in the dark. Nobody knows anything about him,” said Aparekke Punyasiri, a Buddhist priest searching for information about Ediriweera. “He’s a fellow countryman and should not have been beaten to death like that.” The story struck hard with Podinilame Dissanayake, who worked 16-hour days as a service station clerk when he first came to America. It was a tough few years of barely scraping by and sending money overseas to his wife and children before he could stand on his own. Dissanayake recognized Ediriweera’s struggle to earn a living. “It’s a difficult life,” he said. “He saw the dangers in the streets but still he went out because he had to earn a living.” Ediriweera’s landlord, John Michaelson, described the reliable renter as a man who came and went quietly and never divulged personal information. Without a television, telephone or radio, Ediriweera sat in a chair and read for hours. “I would only see him once a month to pay the rent,” Michaelson said. Searching for more answers, Leelarathna sent a story about Ediriweera’s death to a Sri Lankan newspaper, which posted it online. A man in Dubai read it and recognized the family name. By Wednesday, the Ediriweeras were on the phone with Leelarathna asking for details of the death. Leelarathna was stunned by what she learned. It turns out the man who for six years lived a thrifty and meager lifestyle in America came from a wealthy family that runs a successful Sri Lankan travel agency. Tour buses with the family name adorned on the side run through local streets. The convenience store clerk’s parents are dead, but his two brothers survive. Police are still verifying if he has children. The news has left Leelarathna puzzled. “He did not have to be here,” she said. “It was probably someone chasing after the American dream.” email@example.com (818)713-3746160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
SACRAMENTO – Billions of dollars in bonds to rebuild California’s aging infrastructure were approved Tuesday, providing hope to drivers on some of the most congested freeways in the nation, as well as those in need of affordable housing, better schools and flood protection. With all precincts reporting, propositions 1A through 1E all passed by wide margins, with the measure providing money for transportation projects winning with almost 77 percent of the vote. The measures were put on the ballot in a collaborative effort between Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Democratic legislators, aimed at addressing infrastructure problems that have been neglected for decades. The impact of the bonds was expected to be felt strongly in the Los Angeles region, home to some of the nation’s most jammed roadways. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’“There are major projects that relieve congestion that have been sitting on the shelf because there’s been no funding,” said Jim Earp, chairman of the pro-bond committee. “Passage of 1A and 1B releases enough funding to move these major projects forward. “The ultimate goal is that your commutes are going to be shorter.” The bond measures include: Proposition 1A, which closes loopholes in Proposition 42 to ensure that gasoline sales tax money is dedicated to transportation projects. Proposition 1B, which provides $19.9 billion for transportation projects. Proposition 1C, which provides $2.85 billion for housing and shelters. Proposition 1D, $10.4 billion for school facilities. Proposition 1E, $4.1 billion for levees and flood protection. Proposition 84, $5.4 billion for flood control and water quality. Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Roy Romer said the success of the education bond would be critical to the district’s aggressive school construction program. The district was expected to qualify for nearly $1 billion in bond funding. “This bond alone won’t do it, but it will contribute to the easing of overcrowding,” Romer said. “A billion dollars to the district means a whole lot. It would make a substantial difference.” The district has built about 55 schools in its recent wave of construction but still has an additional 95 to construct, Romer said. Brendan Huffman, president of the Valley Industry and Commerce Association, which endorsed the bonds, said the spending package was long overdue. “The business community has been waiting for years for the Legislature to do anything on infrastructure improvements,” Huffman said. “This is the first comprehensive plan we’ve seen in over a generation. The Valley has grown significantly since the last investment in infrastructure.” Opponents of the bonds had argued that they would be too expensive to the state, saddling future generations with billions of dollars in debt. But opponents never led an organized campaign, leaving voters to make their decision based primarily on advertising by proponents. That included Schwarzenegger, who turned his attention to the bonds in the waning weeks of the campaign as polls indicated he was far ahead in his re-election race. Jack Kyser, chief economist with the Los Angeles Economic Development Corp., said the bonds would bring a big economic boost to the region. “I think they would have a significant economic impact on L.A. County,” Kyser said. “You’re going to get a lot of construction out of these bonds. You’re generating tax revenue there, and of course they would relieve some congestion.” “All in all, these bonds are going to be very important to Southern California.” firstname.lastname@example.org (916) 446-6723160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Tigers have five others in consolation brackets, 10 total that will earn state medalsBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterMADISON — Stratford had 11 athletes qualify for the 2017 WIAA State Individual Wrestling Tournament. Ten made it to the quarterfinals, eight into the semifinals, and on Saturday the Tigers will have five in the Division 3 finals after a busy day of wrestling Friday at the Kohl Center.A.J. Schoenfuss (120 pounds), Jeremy Schoenherr (138), and Kamren Bornbach (220) will be going for their third-straight D-3 state titles after dominating wins in the semifinals Friday night.Mason Kauffman (152), a champion in 2015, also reached Saturday’s finals, as did freshman Manny Drexler at 106 pounds.The five Tigers will look to add to Stratford’s all-time total of 15 state titles on Saturday night. The Parade of Champions begins at 5 p.m. with 14 weight class title matches in three divisions beginning soon after.Stratford came awfully close to getting all eight of its semifinalists into the finals.David Marquardt lost a tight 10-7 decision to Brock Schlough (42-1) of Boyceville at 160 pounds, Aiden Hoffman took Tory Jandrin (41-4) of Southern Door to overtime before losing 3-1 at 195, and defending 285-pound state champion Tyson Kauffman lost a narrow 1-0 decision to Marawood Conference-rival Tyson Sommer (43-4) of Athens.Marquardt (36-5), Hoffman (36-10), and Tyson Kauffman (14-6) will wrestle in consolation semifinals Saturday morning. The winners will wrestle for third place and the losers for fifth.“You’re excited and ecstatic for the guys that make it,” Stratford coach Joe Schwabe said. “But I guess I always wear my heart on my sleeve for the guys who don’t make it. We lost an overtime match, a one-point match, had some close matches. All of the kids wrestled their hardest, wrestled their hearts out, and that’s wrestling. That’s sports.”Drexler dominated Javyn Freeman (32-8) of Phillips in a 106-pound semifinal with a 15-4 major decision.Stratford’s Mason Kauffman reacts with relief after holding off Max Maylor of Iowa-Grant/Highland for a 2-1 win in a Division 3 152-pound semifinal Friday night at the 2017 WIAA State Individual Wrestling Tournament at the Kohl Center in Madison. Kauffman will wrestle in the state finals Saturday night.Schoenfuss (34-5) took the mat soon after that and wasted little time in dispatching of Andrew Rothering (29-9) of Cochrane-Fountain City, earning a pin in just 51 seconds.Schoenherr (16-0) beat Brady Spaeth (36-4) of Cadott 3-0, although he was never threatened. After a scoreless first period, Schoenherr started the second in the down position and earned an escape and takedown for the match’s only points.Mason Kauffman (31-0) won his 129th-straight match over the past three seasons with a tight 2-1 win over Max Maylor (44-2) of Iowa-Grant/Highland.Kauffman earned an escape 13 seconds into the third period to break a 1-1 tie and nearly gave up a takedown only to be saved by the boundary. Kauffman was able to hold off Maylor’s attempts in the final seconds to preserve the win.Bornbach, winner of the past two D-3 182-pound titles, crushed Matt Kostka of Cornell/Gilman/Lake Holcombe, earning four takedowns on his way to a 9-1 major decision at 220 pounds.“We’re pretty ecstatic that 10 of our guys are going to medal,” Schwabe said. “State champions get beat every year. How many got beat already this year? As a (past) state champion, you aren’t guaranteed to get anywhere. We know that. The kids know that.“We don’t talk about state title. We just talk about doing your best and wrestling hard, but you get nervous for these young guys. Losing those close ones are hard and makes me not sleep very well, and my hair goes grayer. You are just happy for those guys that do make it, and we’ll keep it going and see what happens Saturday.”Stratford’s Derek Marten (126) and Jake Drexler (138) lost quarterfinal matches but came back with consolation round matches later Friday and will earn a medal.Marten (37-5) beat Kewaunee’s Cam Haanrahan 6-0, and Jake Drexler (41-3) pinned River Pawelski of Southern Door in 2:31 to stay alive in the tournament’s consolation bracket. The two will join the Tigers’ three semifinal losers in consolation semifinals Saturday morning.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Boeing has unveiled its giant Boeing 777X to its employees in a low key event at Everett Washington.No media attended after the grand unveiling was canceled in the wake of the Ethiopian Airlines tragedy on Sunday.These photos were taken by a Boeing employee and provided to Sam Chui.Boeing is building two models of the 777X family: the 400-seat -9, which will be the first to roll out and the longer range -8, which can seat 350 passengers and has a range capability of more than 17,220 km.SEE Video 777X takes to the sky in GermanySEE Greenpoint’s luxury 777X interior. The driving force behind the 777X is Emirates’ President Sir Tim Clark, whose airline is the lead buyer with an order for 150.Sir Tim describes the 777X as “an absolute peach”.Key to his enthusiasm is the aircraft’s economics and greater space — it is 20 percent more efficient per seat than the industry’s long-time benchmark the 777-300ER and its cabin is wider with bigger windows.The Boeing 777X combines the best features of the current 777 with a longer fuselage, new engine and the composite wing design from the Boeing 787.Other airlines that have ordered the 777X are Lufthansa, Etihad Airways, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific Airways, All Nippon Airlines and last week British Airways.Downunder Qantas and Air New Zealand are also evaluating the 777X along with its arch-rival the A350-1000.Qantas’s competition, called “Project Sunrise” demands Sydney to London non-stop capability with 300 passengers.Both Airbus and Boeing say they can meet the airline’s demands or “close to it.”Qantas plans to add underfloor bunks to the winner of its competition because on ultra-long-haul flights the aircraft will carry virtually no cargo, just passenger’s bags.
Suspect critically injured after being struck by vehicle during botched beer theft attemptA Jacksonville, Florida, man was critically injured Sunday after being hit by a car after returning beer he allegedly stole from a nearby Family Dollar store, according to the sheriff’s office. The incident occurred sometime before 9 p.m. Sunday at the intersection of East State Street and North Newnan Street. Two men allegedly attempted to steal some beer from a Family Dollar but gave it back. One man ran across the street near the location and was struck by a car. The driver of that car is being cooperative, police said during a 10 p.m. news conference. The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office (JSO) initially tweeted the crash was fatal, but an official at the press conference stated it was a crash with life-threatening injuries. [Source: FirstCoast News]Shoplifting suspect pulls gun on LP associatesA 17-year-old shoplifting suspect is accused of pulling a gun to get away from loss prevention associates at a Walmart in McComb, Mississippi, police said. The incident began about 7:15 a.m. Wednesday when someone reported seeing a man taking gym shorts from the men’s department and trying to hide them in a backpack, police said. When he tried to leave the store, two store security guards tried to detain him, but the man got away after he pulled a gun from his waistband and pointed it at the officers. The man jumped into the passenger seat of a 1999 Honda with an Amite County license plate and took off. Deputies with the Amite County Sheriff’s Department and Mississippi Highway Patrol troopers later found the Honda parked at a home in the 4000 block of New Hope Road in Gloster and towed it to the McComb Police Department, authorities said. The 18-year-old female driver was detained for questioning. Charles Connor Deschamps, 17, turned himself in to police after officers identified him as a the suspect in the case. Deschamps is charged with armed robbery and was being held Friday at the Pike County Jail on a $100,000 bond. [Source: WAPT16 News]Employee charged for stealing from parking lot payment machinesA Gainesville Regional Airport employee was charged with stealing nearly $49,000 from the airport between April 2016 and March 2017, Gainesville Police said. Paul Adjan, 65, worked as the airport’s facilities manager during this time and stole $48,702 from the parking lot payment machines he was responsible for emptying, according to an arrest report. He was one of two people who had access to all three keys required to take cash out of the parking machines. Starting in April 2016, Adjan was responsible for collecting the money from the machines on Fridays and Mondays. While he did place Friday’s collection in a safe inside the airport’s office so that it could be deposited, Monday’s money was not accounted for after being collected. The parking machine creates a time stamp each time the cash is pulled and, based on the security badge swipe-in logs, Adjan was the only employee at the airport each time — even on a day he was supposed to be on vacation. Adjan told police he did not steal the money, according to the report. He was charged Feb. 5 with grand theft, money laundering and aggravated white-collar crime, according to court records. He was arrested Friday morning and taken to the Alachua County Jail, where he was released that afternoon on his own recognizance. [Source: The Independent Florida Alligator]- Sponsor – Two suspects caught on camera stealing auto parts [Viral Video]The owners of an auto parts store in Chico, California, are hoping you can help catch some thieves. At about 2:30 Saturday afternoon two men walked into the “Pep Boys” on Mangrove Avenue. Security cameras captured them roaming around the store, hiding products in shelves for about a half hour. One man was distracting the employees, while another one was in the back. They ended up leaving through the store’s side door with about $700 worth of merchandise and another $700 worth of goods hidden in shelves. Store manager Daniel Leija said theft has become a big problem for both the store and the community. “My guys have to deal with this on a daily basis and I just want them to be safe as well as everybody else in the surrounding neighborhoods. They’re peeling out of here, who knows what speed, trying to get away and I got customers, kids, families, employees in the parking lot so that’s the biggest concern,” Leija said. Store owners say the thieves hide those items on shelves so they can grab them and run out the door. [Source: ActionNews Now12]Shoplifters tested the water at one store before getting confident at anotherThree people from out of state took power tools and other merchandise from Home Depot in Biloxi, Mississippi, and Lowe’s in D’Iberville, Mississippi. The two men and a woman, working together, shoplifted about $1,400 in Dewalt power tools and accessories from the Lowe’s store, D’Iberville Police Lt. Jason King said. Shoplifting more than $1,000 in merchandise is a felony. The police department’s Retail Crime Unit went to Lowe’s on Sangani Boulevard about 6:30 p.m. Saturday after a report of shoplifting. Workers said they saw the suspects trying to drive away from the parking lot, King said, and officers were able to stop them in a traffic stop. Brandon Lee Shackelford, 36, of Amarillo Texas, got out of the vehicle and ran, but was soon caught, King said. King identified the two in the vehicle as Andre Clarence McQuay and Heather Marie Parker, both 37 and from Mobile, Alabama. Officers found items reported to be stolen from both stores, King said. Harrison County Justice Court Judge Albert Fountain set a $25,000 bond for each of them on the shoplifting charge. They also each have a $1,000 bond on a charge of receiving stolen property. Anyone with information about the shoplifting incidents or similar incidents are asked to email a tip to MS CrimeStoppers or call the D’Iberville Police Department at 228-396-4252 or Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-877-787-5898. [Source: Sun Herald]Man sentenced for ID theft and credit card fraudA Maryland man was sentenced today to four years in prison for his role in a credit card fraud and identity theft scheme that stole over 5,000 credit card numbers and resulted in a loss of over $1.5 million. According to court documents, Alvin Serry, aka Blue, 24, was part of a years-long conspiracy that committed credit card fraud throughout Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. Members of the conspiracy would purchase stolen credit card numbers belonging to Americans from foreign-based criminal websites. Serry would then encode the stolen credit card numbers onto physical cards, provide those cards to a crew of individuals, and direct them to use the cards to make fraudulent purchases at retail stores using the credit card numbers of unsuspecting victims. Serry was twice caught in possession of stolen credit cards and thousands of dollars in cash, and is the fourth member of the conspiracy to be sentenced. Moussa Sy, Musa Kamara, and Maxx Tapp received sentences of 60, 37, and 12 months, respectively, for their roles in the scheme. Tracy Doherty-McCormick, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, and Andrew W. Vale, Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI’s Washington Field Office, made the announcement after sentencing by Senior U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Alexander P. Berrang and Kellen S. Dwyer prosecuted the case. [Source: Alexandria News] Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox. Sign up now
Fighting poverty might make it harder to fight climate change Lifting people out of poverty is a noble goal, but it could make it harder to fight climate change. That’s the conclusion of a new study, which finds that elevating the world’s poorest individuals into the middle class would significantly increase carbon emissions, requiring greater efforts to combat global warming.One in five people in developing nations lives on less than $1.90 a day, where they lack basic needs such as food and water and have limited access to education. Most are found in southern Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. In 2014, the United Nations agreed on a list of sustainable development goals, the first of which is to “end poverty in all forms everywhere.” The agenda set targets to eradicate extreme poverty by 2030. A year later, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change set a goal to keep global warming below 2°C above preindustrial levels.Klaus Hubacek, an ecological economist at the University of Maryland in College Park, and his colleagues wondered whether these two initiatives might be in conflict. As people earn more money, they spend it on things like travel that increase the amount of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gasses pumped into the atmosphere. Climate change and poverty—“these are really the two most important questions humanity faces,” he says.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)To see whether the United Nations’s goal to eliminate poverty and stay within 2°C of warming could both be achieved, the researchers modeled two scenarios: one that just brought the world’s poorest out of extreme poverty, and the other raised them to a modest level of income. Then they calculated the carbon footprints for each income group before and after, based on the World Bank’s Global Consumption Database.Fighting poverty might make fighting climate change harder, the team found. Eradicating extreme poverty, defined as living on less than $1.90 per day, doesn’t jeopardize the 2°C climate target, the team reports today in Nature Communications. Doing so is projected to contribute just 0.05°C in additional warming by the end of the century. However, bringing the world’s poorest to the next income level—the global middle class average income of $2.97 per day—would add another 0.6°C to the already projected 2°C of warming by 2100.The study implies that climate and human development goals are not necessarily inconsistent, but “It really kind of depends on what level of poverty we’re OK with,” says Steve Davis, an earth systems scientist at the University of California, Irvine, who was not involved with the work. The bottom line, he adds: “If we’re really trying to consider getting people not just out of extreme poverty, but into the middle class, then maybe we do have more of a challenge.”Lifting everyone to the global middle class would require a 27% increase in efforts to reduce carbon emissions, compared with the 4% per year required without poverty reduction goals. But even the most ambitious countries, such as Sweden, have achieved little more than a 4% reduction per year, doing so by replacing fossil fuels with nuclear energy and hydropower.However, the technologies that exist have been unable to keep up with additional emissions so far, the authors say. Davis says the pace will pick up if and when clean energy becomes cheaper than fossil fuels. In the meantime, Hubacek and his colleagues call for lifestyle changes, such as switching to a vegetarian diet, using public transportation, traveling less or shorter distances, and living in smaller houses. Although individuals, cities, and states can take action to reduce carbon emissions, Hubacek says massive involvement is needed by the state as well, like implementing a carbon tax. “Time is really running out.” Bringing half the world’s population out of poverty will also lead to an increase in carbon emissions. By Allie WilkinsonOct. 24, 2017 , 5:30 PM Hakbong Kwon/Alamy Stock Photo