first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York An alleged drunken driver was arrested after crashing his Porcshe, killing his 53-year-old passenger in Sag Harbor over the weekend and then fleeing the scene, Southampton Town Police said.Sean Ludwick, 42, was driving on Rolling Hill Court East when he lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a telephone pole at 2 a.m. Sunday, police said.His passenger, Paul Hansen, was pronounced dead at the scene.Ludwick was charged with driving while intoxicated and leaving the scene of a fatal motor vehicle accident.Both the driver and the victim are from Sag Harbor.Southampton detectives ask anyone with information about this crash to call them at 631-702-2230 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.last_img read more

first_imgFraser Forster could be back in action with Southampton before the turn of the year, some four months ahead of schedule. Press Association Saints initially thought Forster may be sidelined for an entire year, but the 27-year-old has made impressive progress through arduous rehabilitation. “He’s doing very well, everything is going to plan and it is fast,” said Koeman. “I don’t want to say he will be back in four weeks but it’s going good. “He could be part of the group in four or five weeks.” Forster joined Southampton from from Celtic in a £10million deal in August 2014, establishing himself as a mainstay under Koeman before his long-term injury. Forster’s impending return to fitness will prove a boost to country as well as club, with the three-cap keeper’s availability bolstering boss Roy Hodgson’s resources. Should Forster return to top form across the second half of the Premier League campaign, then he will fight for a spot in England’s Euro 2016 squad. “He has worked very hard and is already training with Dave Watson, and that’s real goalkeeper sessions,” said Koeman. “Everybody is happy with how he is and that he’s recovering well. “We know it takes a long time to recover to 100 per cent but he will come back. “He’s coming back from April which is a long time. “He needs continued training and his first game will be in the Under-21s. “That’s the same for everybody, goalkeepers, defenders, midfielders; everybody plays in the Under-21s first.” The England goalkeeper has already started light training as he continues his recovery from patellar tendon knee surgery in March. Southampton boss Ronald Koeman believes the former Newcastle and Celtic custodian could be back in full training “in four or five weeks”. last_img read more

first_imgThe Killjoys now move to 3-0 on the season with an impressive 222-176 victory over the host Dam City Rollers.In the other contest, the Rossland/Trail Roller Girls dumped the Slocan Valley Vendettas 201-141.The Roller Girls move into second-place tie with idle Babes of Brutality, each with identical 2-2 records.The top four teams now advance to the Rossland Arena for Mountain Mayhem 4 at 3 p.m.The top place Killjoys meet the second place finisher while three-and-four battle it out for the consolation prize. The Nelson Killjoys secured a place in the Mountain Mayhem 4 by outlasting Dam City Rollers Friday during the final West Kootenay Roller Derby Doubleheader of the regular season at the Selkirk College Gymnasium.last_img read more

first_imgDave McLellan knows a thing of two about coaching, having skippered teams at both BC Junior A and Junior B levels as well as overseas.However, the 48-year-old coach from Surrey had better reach long and hard into his coaching bag of tricks as the latest candidate to lead the Nelson Leafs hockey club is getting a late, and we mean late, start on the upcoming Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season.“I’m really apprehensive about (getting the job so late),” McLellan said from his Surrey home, “I mean, coaches really want to start recruiting back in March, April, May . . . at the latest.“This is a bigger challenge to recruit properly at this late stage (of the offseason).”McLellan comes to the Leafs after Nelson’s top candidate to replace former coach and GM, Frank Maida, Matt Hughes, decided to dump the Leafs for another job in July.Hughes, who won the job over McLellan and two other candidates, decided to take a director’s position with the Pursuit of Excellence Hockey Academy in Kelowna.To say the Leafs were in panic mode after Hughes informed the team would be the understatement of the brief KIJHL season.However, McLellan is confident he has the tools, and contacts, to find the right players when Nelson opens training camp at the end of August.“I’m not really that worried,” said McLellan. “Having been a BCHL coach you need to have a strong recruiting network, and I have that. I used the same recruiting network in the PJHL (Pacific Junior Hockey League) to attract players to a very solid program.”“I’ve already started that process and believe I have three or four very different players who have signed up to come to main camp already so the process is going,” McLellan added. McLellan has extensive history in coaching and teaching the basics fundamentals of the game. The father of one was with the Burnaby (now Coquitlam) Express from April 2005 to February 2010, heading the coaching staff in 2007.He then coached the Delta Ice Hawks for two seasons where he took the franchise to the PJHL title in 2012.Last season McLellan, who also owns Top Shelf Hockey, stepped back into the Minor Hockey ranks in North Vancouver after a job with the Surrey Eagles fell through, coaching the Midget A squad to the final four of the provincials.“One of my biggest hurdles I face is getting in touch with existing, returning players which I don’t have a full grasp on yet, but I’ll have to deal with that,” explained McLellan, who spent the past few weeks taking a team of 14-year-olds from Vancouver on a hockey trip to China.“I think it will be a slower process selecting this team. I’ll have to be careful making commitments to players, which will be a little bit different process will take place to build a team for this year.”Leafs open camp August 29 at the NDCC Arena.McLellan is hopeful to have enough players to fill three, if not, four teams for main camp.First exhibition game for Nelson is Wednesday, September 3 in Fruitvale against the defending KIJHL, Cyclone and Keystone Cup champion, Beaver Valley Nitehawks.Nelson travels to Creston Friday September 5 before hosting the Thunder Cats Saturday, September 6 at 7 p.m..Nelson concludes the preseason Sunday, September 7 against Beaver Valley at home.Nelson opens the regular season at home, Friday, September 12 against the same Nitehawks.But why, after being shunned during the final round of interviews, would a coach of McLellan’s experience decide to give the Leafs a second chance?“The big thing that attracted me was the history of the Leafs,” answered McLellan, already in the Heritage City to begin his new job.“To be quite frank there a many teams in the KIJHL I wouldn’t have applied for the job. But this job is about the town of Nelson and the history of the Leafs, which is run more like a Junior A franchise so that was a big thing that prompted my application.”last_img read more

first_img20 February 2007The Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) is driving job creation in the Western Cape by ensuring that its staff are trained to meet industry requirements.According to a new report commissioned by the CTICC, 2 343 people were directly employed in the province because of the centre during 2006, a figure that is expected to rise to 3 636 in 2007. The centre was also responsible for 3 058 indirect jobs in 2006, expected to increase to 5 102 in 2007.Approximately 1 500 casual staff members have worked at the centre since its inception, with some 600 staff being employed at any one time. On average casual employees remain with the centre for 16 months – working in the areas of catering, operations and maintenanceThe CTICC and the Federated Hospitality Association of South Africa (Fedhasa) jointly conducted the report, which looked into the training of current and past casual staff in the three years since the centre began operating.According to the report, the centre’s training programmes bring employees up to internationally recognised standards, and several previously unskilled casual staff members have gone on to permanent positions elsewhere in the industry.“Each year about a third of our casual staff are new faces, replacing the third or so who go on to find jobs elsewhere in the industry,” says the centre’s managing director, Dirk Elzinga. “As many as 78% receive training at the CTICC.”According to the report, one in four companies in the hospitality industry have employed, or currently employ, staff with CTICC experience. Seventy-two percent of all hospitality employers also said that working experience at the CTICC was an important factor on an applicant’s CV.“We also had very positive feedback from hospitality employers towards people with working experience at the CTICC,” says Elzinga.To increase the career potential of its casual staff, the centre is implementing a training programme incorporating a Passport to Success, outlining the disciplines in which the casual staff member has been trained. The “passport” will serve as a reference and be recognised by other hospitality employers who participate in the project.“The CTICC passport will make the training and skills more tangible for people in terms of finding a new job when they leave the centre,” Elzinga reporter Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

first_imgWhile the family of Jhansi resident Pushpendra Yadav has alleged that he was killed in a staged encounter, the police version has come under further question after conflicting statements were issued by two district police officers.According to the statement by Jhansi Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Om Prakash Singh, on October 5, the night of the incident, the Station House Officer (SHO) of Moth, Dharmendra Singh Chauhan, was returning to Jhansi from Kanpur in his private car after a two-day leave, when he received a call from a local, purportedly Pushpendra. The person on the other end of the phone asked him to meet him at an intersection, said the SSP.Mr. Chauhan was “alone” and in plainclothes, said the SSP, adding that as soon as the SHO stopped his car and rolled down the window to look around, the accused fired at him.Doesn’t tallyThe SHO’s description of the incident, however, does not tally with this. Talking to the media from his hospital bed, where he is recovering from injuries allegedly suffered during the encounter, Mr. Chauhan says he had gone out from his police station for patrolling and checking duty on the night of the incident. He said he was accompanied by a constable, Saurabh, and both of them were in a private car. “At the Bamrauli intersection around 9 p.m., a person waved [at us] and I stopped the car. He came close and pulled out his country pistol and fired,” said Mr. Chauhan, not mentioning any phone calls.When asked if he was returning from his leave, as stated by the SSP, the SHO said he had returned from leave the same day and gone out for patrolling. The SHO claimed the accused shot and fled with his mobile phone and vehicle.Additional Director General of Police-Law and Order P.V. Ramasastry said the allegations levelled by the family of the deceased will be included in the investigation of the alleged encounter. A magisterial probe has been ordered to probe the incident.Mr. Ramasastry said the post mortem done on the body would also be a part of the investigation, but when asked if the SHO was on duty during the incident, he ducked the question.last_img read more

first_imgThe weather deceived England skipper Joe Root again after his move to bat first in the fourth Test backfired. England were bowled out for 246 on Day 1 as the Indian bowlers wrecked havoc. India in response scored 273 and thanks to Cheteshwar Pujara’s unbeaten 126 the visistors took a crucial 27-run lead on Day 2.England reached 6/0 at the close of play on Day 2.The weather is expected to stay the same at least early in the day on third day (Saturday) with some cloud cover providing the Indian bowlers the perfect chance to return the favour to their England counterparts.At the start of play on Day 3, the temperatures will be around 17 degree centigrade and the sunny intervals will have the batsmen needing to just ride out the first session. As the day progresses, batting will become easier as the temperature will rise but never over 21.There is little to no chance of rain on Day 3, with the conditions being similar the following day as well. It is expected to be cloudy on the third day of the 4th Test (UK Metoffice Photo)Moeen Ali spun England right back into contention on a fluctuating second day of the fourth Test with five wickets as India slumped to 273 all out in their first innings on Friday.Live Streaming India vs England 4th Test Day 3: When and where to watch IND v ENG Test match?At 142-2 India were well-placed to build a healthy first innings lead having bowled England out for 246 but Sam Curran took the vital wicket of Virat Kohli before off spinner Ali ripped through the middle order with a stunning spell.advertisementIndia still eeked out a precious 27-run lead though thanks to number three Cheteshwar Pujara who scored his first Test century in England, ending on a magnificent 132 not out.The hosts, looking to wrap up a series win, survived a tricky three-over spell before stumps to reach 6-0 with Alastair Cook on two and Keaton Jennings on four.A composed Pujara came to the crease in the eighth over of India’s innings and batted superbly, sharing a 92-run partnership with Kohli before putting on 78 for the last two wickets with tailenders Ishant Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah.India trail the five-Test series 2-1 and need to win to keep alive their hopes of a series victory.(With inputs from Reuters)last_img read more

first_imgCoach Cal whispering something into Tyler Ulis' ear.LAWRENCE, KS – JANUARY 30: Head coach John Calipari of the Kentucky Wildcats talks with Tyler Ulis #3 during the final minutes of overtime in the game against the Kansas Jayhawks at Allen Fieldhouse on January 30, 2016 in Lawrence, Kansas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)Kentucky had little difficulty getting past Tennessee Tuesday night. After a close first half, the Wildcats (26-0, 13-0 SEC) blew by the Volunteers (14-11, 6-7 SEC) in the final 20 minutes, winning, 66-48. The blowout victory did not come without some physicality, though. Kentucky freshman guard Tyler Ulis appeared to take a hard shot to the face from a Tennessee guard in the first half. Check out this play: Did anyone see this except @BraxtonDsnyder?— Aaron’s Right Shoe (@AaronsRightShoe) February 18, 2015Was it a punch? A shove? Just incidental contact? It’s tough to tell. Whatever it was, it’s something you usually see a foul called for, and there was no whistle blown last night. [KSR]last_img read more

first_imgREGINA – A clinical psychologist says a young man who killed his teenage girlfriend when he was 16 does not meet the criteria for psychopathy.Hannah Leflar was also 16 when she was repeatedly stabbed with a hunting knife in her Regina home in January 2015.The Crown is seeking an adult sentence for her killer, now 19, who pleaded guilty to first-degree murder.Dr. Terry Nicholaichuk, who met with the youth three times and wrote two reports, appeared for the defence at the stabber’s sentencing hearing.He told court the teen meets some of the criteria for borderline personality disorder and probably has a major depressive disorder.Last week, during the Crown’s presentation, a psychiatrist testified that the teen showed psychopathic tendencies and has anger management issues.It also heard from a girl who became friends with the youth. She tearfully testified that he told her months before the stabbing that he wanted to become a serial killer and do away with his former girlfriend.Online messages also talked about hurting Leflar.Court was told earlier this week that the teen has spent more than two years at the Paul Dojack Youth Centre where he was bullied throughout most of his first year there.The centre’s deputy director testified the youth often talked of self-harm, although there is only one documented instance.He also said the young man has been more engaged in recent months, was awarded a most-improved education certificate and has changed some of his behaviour, although he remains isolated and engages in lone activities such as video games.An agreed statement of facts says the youth stalked Leflar for months after she broke up with him and hatched a plan to attack her and her new boyfriend with bats and knives.That didn’t happen, largely because Leflar broke up with that boy, but when she posted about her latest relationship on Facebook, her old boyfriend murdered her.A second teen pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and is expected to be sentenced in September.(CTV Regina, The Canadian Press)last_img read more