Arsenal bag 14th FA Cup

first_imgAubameyang Arsenal 2 Chelsea 1London, UK | THE INDEPENDENT | Two goals from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang gave Arsenal a 2-1 come-from-behind victory over Chelsea in the Emirates FA Cup final on Saturday.The win secures Arsenal a UEFA Europa League group stage berth for 2020/21 season.Christian Pulisic had put Chelsea in front in the fifth minute, but Aubameyang levelled from the penalty spot near the end of the first half before sublimely lifting in the winner with 23 minutes to go.It means that Arsenal, who finished eighth in the Premier League, go straight into the UEFA Europa League group stage for 2020/21. As a result, Tottenham Hotpsur, who ended 2019/20 in sixth position, enter the competition in the second qualifying round, while seventh-placed Wolverhampton Wanderers miss out.But Wolves could yet go one better and qualify for next season’s UEFA Champions League group stage if they win the 2019/20 UEFA Europa League, and in the process make it eight Premier League clubs in Europe in 2020/21. They are currently in the Round of 16.PAST ARSENAL WINS 1930 1936 1950 1971 1979 1993 1998 2002 2003 2005 2014 2015 2017 2020Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Las Vegas shooting victims to receive over $800M in ‘landmark settlement’

first_imgTwo years after the horrific Las Vegas Route 91 mass shooting, MGM Resorts International and the victims have reached what is being called a “landmark settlement.”“The settlement is worth between $735 million and $800 million, depending on the number of claimants,” MGM Casino said in a statement Thursday.The Casino also noted the settlement is not an admission of liability in what is considered the worst mass shooting in modern American history.“Our goal has always been to resolve these matters so our community and the victims and their families can move forward in the healing process,” said Jim Murren, chairman, and CEO of MGM Resorts. “This agreement with the Plaintiffs’ Counsel is a major step, and one that we hoped for a long time would be possible.“We have always believed that prolonged litigation around these matters is in no one’s best interest. It is our sincere hope that this agreement means that scenario will be avoided,” Murren added.On October 1, 2017, 64-year-old Stephen Paddock opened fire on a crowd of 22,000 concertgoers from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, killing 58 people and injuring almost 700.Witnesses say the gunshots lasted between 10 and 15 minutes.Shortly after, officers found Paddock’s dead in his hotel room.Authorities believe Paddock acted alone in the massacre before killing himself.Eglet Adams, a lead attorney for the plaintiffs,  said the agreement marks a milestone in the recovery process.“While nothing will be able to bring back the lives lost or undo the horrors so many suffered on that day, this settlement will provide fair compensation for thousands of victims and their families,” Adams said. “MGM Resorts is a valued member of the Las Vegas community, and this settlement represents good corporate citizenship on their part.”Adams believes it will take until the end of next year to award the money to the estimated 44-hundred victims.The settlement was officially reached on Monday, but MGM and the victims’ lawyers chose to make the announcement Thursday following anniversary ceremonies.last_img read more

Lucchini sparks Kootenay to first win of BCMMHL season by scoring twice, Rockets rebound in game two

first_imgJake Lucchini of Trail scored with three-minutes-plus remaining in the third period, snapping a 4-4 tie and lifting the Kootenay Ice to its first win of the B.C. Major Midget Hockey League season, a 5-4 decision over Okanagan Rockets, Saturday at the NDCC Arena.Unfortunately, the Ice could not duplicate the magic Sunday in the rubber match losing 7-0 to the Rockets.Saturday, the Ice held period leads of 2-0 and 4-3 before Okanagan captain Josh Ellis tied the game beating Kootenay netminder Kimberley Newell four minutes into the final period.However, with time running out Lucchini snapped home his second of the game to power the Ice to its first win of the season.Nelson’s Brandon Sookro also scored twice for Kootenay with Riley Brant of Trail adding a single.Justin Marreck scored twice and Harlan Orr had a single for Okanagan.Sunday, Ellis scored the first goal of the game for the Rockets 58 seconds into the game — sliding a shot past Newell from the corner — and everything went south after that for Kootenay.Newell, orginally from Vancouver but moved to Nelson during the off season, played both games between the pipes for Kootenay after goalie teammate Brett Soles was sick for most of the week.The Ice ran into a red-hot goalie in the form of Harrison Whitlock, who slammed the door on the Kootenay shooters.Whitlock was especially tough in the first period as Kootenay twice breakaways but were unable to beat Whitlock.Mitchell Cook, with a pair, Marreck, Mackenzie Fernie, Parker Bowles and Drayden Larsen also scored for the Rockets, improving to 3-3-0 on the season.Meanwhile, the Ice fell to 1-3 to remain last in the BCMMHL standings. Kootenay opened the season losing twice to the North Island Silvertips from Nanaimo.However, Kootenay is only four points out of sixth spot in the 11-team league.ICE CHIPS: Kootenay netminder Kimberley Newell accepted a hockey scholarship offer to Princeton University following a tour of some Ivy League schools. Newell, celebrating her 16th birthday last week and currently attending L.V. Rogers in Nelson, plans to graduate early from high school and head to the New Jersey-based university in the fall to begin studies in a degree in economics. . . . Seth Schmidt of Creston had two assists during Saturday’s win. . . .Jake Lucchini of Trail leads the Ice in scoring with four goals for five points. Brandon Sookro of Nelson is second with three markers. Schmidt also has three assists for [email protected]last_img read more

2015 Ohio State Fair Market Lamb Sale

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The 140-pound Champion Hampshire shown by Bailee Amstutz of Richwood
was purchased by Huffman’s Market for $1,500. The 137-pound Champion Montadale shown by Brock Martin of Attica sold to Kroger for $1,800. The 129-pound Champion Natural Colored shown by Lauren Ott of Norwalk sold to Huffman’s Markets for $1,700. The 134-pound Grand Champion Open Class Lamb shown by Craig Schiff of Jamestown was purchased by Kroger for $2,750. The 132-pound Champion Oxford shown by Lauren Ott of Norwalk sold to Kroger for $1,800. The 121-pound Champion Southdown shown by Ava Shroyer of DeGraff 
sold to Kroger for $1,900. The 138-pound Champion Suffolk shown by Logan Harvel of Mt. Sterling sold to Show Stock Planet, Hudawn Facility Solutions, Genetic Solutions/Shroyer Show Stock, Custom Cabs and Trailers, and Willoughby Sales for $2,400. The 108-pound Reserve AOB shown by Morgan Seckel of Marion sold to Kroger for $1,500. The 115-pound Reserve Brockle-Face shown by Meghann Winters of Old Washington sold to Kroger for $1,500. The 132-pound Reserve Dorset shown by Ava Shroyer of DeGraff sold to Kroger for $1,700. The 133-pound Reserve Hampshire shown by Colin Gump of Fletcher sold to Kroger for $1,700. The 129-pound Reserve Montadale shown by Corbin Melvin of Washington Court House sold to Kroger for $1,500. The 129-pound Reserve Natural Color shown by Sarah Young of Leesburg sold to Kroger for $1,700. The 132-pound Reserve Grand Champion Open Class Lamb shown by Bailee Amstutz of Richwood was purchased by Kroger for $2,000.The 140-pound Champion Hampshire shown by Bailee The 133-pound Reserve Oxford shown by Autumn Miller of Baltimore sold to Huffman’s Market for $1,700. The 130-pound Reserve Shropshire shown by Davis Will of Ft. Recovery sold to United Producers, Inc., UPI Credit Services, UPI Advanced Marketing Solutions, and Vory’s and Sater Law Firm for $1,500. The 113-pound Reserve Southdown shown by Mason Miller of Sugar Creek sold to Kroger for $1,500. The 128-pound Reserve Suffolk shown by Autumn Miller of Baltimore sold to Kroger for $1,500. The 117-pound Champion AOB shown by Adam Wagner of Mt. Victory sold to Kroger for $1,500. The 133-pound Champion Brockle-Face shown by Carly Gump of Fletcher sold to Huffman’s Market for $1,700. The 136-pound Champion Dorset shown by Ava Shroyer of DeGraff 
sold to Ragers Show Lambs, Hoge Lumber Company, Bambauer Fertilizer and Seed, Provico Farm and Show Supply, Balfanz Club Lambs-Brian Balfanz, Trupointe-St. Anthony Location, Global Organic Alliance, and Brian Foresee for $1,600. The 131-pound Champion Shropshire shown by Morgan Mazey of Weston was purchased by Kroger for $1,500.last_img read more

Weekly Case Study: A Vermont Bank Readies for Expansion

first_imgalex williams Chittenden Bank started developing its plan to double the size of its presence in Vermont and came across the challenge of how the enterprise would be affected by the expansion.It realized that the existing physical infrastructure would not suffice. And doubling the size of the IT staff was not an option.Instead, it turned to virtualization. Here are the results.A Vermont Bank Readies for Expansion 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#cloud#cloud computing#Virtualization center_img Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

Wall Street selloff resumes accelerates

first_imgFear about the effects of rising interest rates hit Wall Street hard today.The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 1,033 points or 4.2 per cent to 23,860.The benchmark S&P 500 Index dropped 101 points of 3.8 per cent to 2,581, its lowest since November. Canadian stocks lost about half a much, with the S&P/TSX Composite dropping 265 points or 1.7 per cent.More to comelast_img

Aphria shares soar on reported talks with Altria for possible equity stake

first_imgLEAMINGTON, Ont. – Shares of Aphria Inc. soared on Wednesday in the wake of a media report that said U.S. tobacco giant Altria Group Inc. was in talks with the licensed cannabis producer to acquire an equity stake.The Leamington, Ont.-based cannabis grower’s stock rose more than 15 per cent on Wednesday afternoon to close at $20.06.The stock surge came after the Globe and Mail published a report on the discussions between Aphria and the Virginia-based tobacco producer and marketer, citing multiple sources.Aphria said in a statement late Wednesday that while it engages in discussions with potential partners or investors at times, there is no agreement, understanding or arrangement in place with a potential investor at this time.The news report comes one week before Canada moves to legalize cannabis for recreational use on Oct. 17 and after other traditional industries have expressed interest in players in the Canadian marijuana sector.In August, beer, wine and spirits producer Constellation Brands in August signed a deal to invest $5-billion into Canopy Growth Corp., increasing its stake in the cannabis producer to 38 per cent.last_img read more

Grains Livestock mixed

first_imgCHICAGO — Grain futures were mixed Wednesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.Wheat for Mar. delivery was up 4 cents at $5.1820 a bushel; Mar. corn fell 2.2 cents at $3.7600 a bushel; Mar. oats gained .2 cent at $2.742 a bushel; while Jan. soybeans fell 2.2 cents at 8.8220 a bushel.Beef was mixed and pork was lower on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.Dec.live cattle rose .18 cent at $1.2080 a pound; Jan. feeder cattle was off .48 cent at $1.4730 a pound; Feb. lean hogs fell .6 cent at .6032 a pound.The Associated Presslast_img read more

NPSS seeking publics help in choosing new mascot

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – North Peace Secondary School is having a contest for residents of the Peace Region region to find them a new school mascot.After many years of faithful service the Ookapik and Oscar are hang up their pompoms for a well deserved retirement. The mascots’ retirement leaves a hole in the position that NPSS hopes residents of the Peace Region can fill.NPSS is asking that residents fill out a survey giving their opinion on what or who the new school mascot should be. The survey can be found on the NPSS website at: http://www.npss.prn.bc.ca/?page_id=4369Rules for the contest are listed below:The name must be tasteful and appropriate for all audiencesThe name needs to work as a symbol from our Northern CommunityThe mascot and name needs to be a readily identifiable character and must also not overlap other local school mascots.Contest entries will be evaluated by NPSS’s three panel administration with the winner being awarded an authentic NPSS Spirit Wear hooded sweatshirt.All entries for the contest must be filled out by June 5th at 12:00 a.m.last_img read more

CongressAAP alliance is insult to Sikhs RP Singh

first_imgNew Delhi: The BJP National Secretary RP Singh at a presser on Wednesday accused the Aam Aadmi Party of having double standards, saying that the party is betraying the Sikh community by choosing to ally with Congress. Singh said that whileon the one hand, AAP had promised justice for Sikhs by jailing people responsible for the 1984 massacre, it seems to hell-bent on going ahead with the Congress alliance on the other hand. Singh said that despite having over 90 per cent seats in the Delhi Assembly, the AAP wants to ally with Congress, which doesn’t have even have a single MLA. He added that Arvind Kejriwal’s party had in 2015 claimed in its “Delhi Dialogue” that senior Congress leader might have been involved in the 1984 riots. “Today, Kejriwal meets Sheila Dikshit and takes photographs with her. She is the person against whom he had claimed to have charges of corruption running 370 pages and also talked about sending her to jail,” he said. Singh claimed that despite promising action against Congress leaders involved in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots in their manifesto, investigation in the cases has hit hurdles. He claimed that witnesses weren’t being deposed properly and that victims of the violent riots are still living in dilapidated buildings in colonies like Tilak Nagar with no access to education, healthcare, or employment. “Today we want to ask them where are those employment opportunities which were to be offered to the victims,” Singh, who was joined by Delhi BJP Vice-President Rajiv Babbar said. Singh further claimed that AAP MLAs had withdrawn a resolution to revoke Rajiv Gandhi’s Bharat Ratna after pressure from Congress leaders. “At that moment the people of Delhi understood that there is connivance between Congress & Aam Aadmi Party,” he said. Singh said, “Aam Aadmi Party’s Head Arvind Kejriwal is adding insult to injury of the Sikhs by trying to form an alliance with the Congress.” In addition to this, Babbar said that Narendra Modi after becoming Prime Minister had formed a Special Investigation Team for an impartial probe into the cases related to the 1984 violence. He claimed that the probe has resulted in the life imprisonment of a former Congress MP and that another leader is absconding. But Babbar said this goes to show that the Modi-led government is determined about fulfilling its promises to the Sikh community.last_img read more