first_imgThe Blues continue to hold the No. 1 offence in the country, averaging 542.7 yards per game and 40.7 points per game. That is thanks in large part to fourth-year quarterback Clay Sequeira and his deep receiving corps. Sequeira leads all U SPORTS QB’s with 419 passing yards per game and a whopping 14 touchdowns, six more than the next best pivots. Fresh off a bye week, the No. 10 nationally-ranked University of Toronto Varsity Blues football team hosts the Queen’s Gaels in our Under Armour Game of the Week this Saturday, September 21 at Varsity Stadium. The Gaels hold an 84-77-4 regular season head-to-head advantage over the Blues since their first meeting in 1887. Toronto looks to capture their first regular season victory over Queen’s since 1975 on Saturday. U of T previously defeated Queen’s in exhibition action during their 1993 Yates and Vanier Cup winning season. “We are looking forward to getting back in action this week versus Queen’s,” said Greg Marshall, who is in his second season as the Blues bench boss. “We have used the bye week to work on some things that we need to correct from the first three games, while also getting our players some rest. The timing of our bye should help us be in good shape for the second half of the season.” Kick off is set for 1 p.m. Advance tickets are on sale here. U of T students are free with a valid TCard. The game will also be streamed live on The Queen’s Gaels are coming off their first win of 2019 as they topped the Lancers, 15-8, in Kingston this past Saturday. Prior to that, the Gaels had dropped three straight, falling to the Carleton Ravens, Western Mustangs and Ottawa Gee-Gees. For more information, scores and highlights on your favourite U of T athletes and teams, please visit Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, Instagram, SnapChat and Facebook for the latest and greatest in Varsity Blues intercollegiate athletics. His main targets have been third-year standouts Nolan Lovegrove and Will Corby. Lovegrove leads the nation with 132.7 receiving yards per game and ranks second with four TD’s, while Corby tops U SPORTS with five receiving majors and ranks second with 118 yards per game. Toronto’s defence has been led by third-year linebacker Daniel Solaroli. The Toronto native has racked up 18 tackles in three games, while 2019 CFL draftee Malcolm Campbell and fifth-year defensive back Jordan Gillespie each have 15 tackles so far this season. An explosive Toronto offence has propelled the Varsity Blues to a 2-1 record in the early goings of the OUA football season. After narrowly dropping their season opener, 33-30, at Waterloo, the Blues defeated the Windsor Lancers, 54-26, in their home opener and went onto upset the then No. 10 nationally-ranked Laurier Golden Hawks, 38-34. Story Links The Varsity Blues will celebrate the 1974 Yates Cup championship team, who was inducted into the U of T Sports Hall of Fame this past spring, in a special halftime presentation. Halftime will also feature the inaugural Varsity Blues spelling bee as we put academic bragging rights on the line.  The University of Toronto is ranked 18th in the Times Higher Education rankings and that will be put to the test as a U of T contingent takes on a group from unranked Queen’s University.  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Elderly man hospitalised after hit-and-run accident

first_imgAn elderly man was hospitalised after he was struck by a minibus in a hit-and-run accident Saturday morning.Patrick Ennis, 86, of Pigeon Place, South Ruimveldt Park Georgetown was reportedly riding along Homestretch Avenue in the vicinity of the National Communication Network when he was struck by a speeding minibus.The driver fled the scene soon after he struck the elderly manAccording to information gathered, the driver of a Route 48 minibus bearing registration plate BTT 7720 swerved from hitting another vehicle but instead hit the elderly man. He then lost control of the minibus and ended up in a nearby canal.Additional information garnered by this publication revealed that the driver who was proceeding east along the avenue fled the scene after hitting the elderly man.At the scene of the accident, several persons who are acquainted with the driver attempted to contact him however, these attempts proved futile.The bus however was pulled from the canal and taken to a police station as traffic ranks launched their inevitable investigations. Meanwhile, the elderly man was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he was admitted a patient.last_img read more

Chatsworth’s Moustakas to Royals

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Chatsworth High shortstop Mike Moustakas was just selected second overall in the Major League Baseball First Year Player’s Draft by the Kansas City Royals. Moustakas holds the state-record for home runs in a season (24) and career (52). To view the MLB draft video click here.last_img

Top prize a close shave for teacher

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LAKE LOS ANGELES – Challenger Middle School teacher Bruce Galler now sports a bald pate, the result of his challenge to the school’s braniacs. On Monday, members of a seventh-grade academic team shaved their teacher’s head – a prize for their first-place finish at last month’s Orange County Academic Pentathlon. It was the first top prize in school history in the division. “As long as they are having fun and learning, I try what I can to entertain them – but this is as far as I’m going to go,” Galler said afterward. The school’s five teams altogether brought home eight team awards and 151 medals, setting a school record since it began competing in the event in 1994. The Challenger teams were among 195 from the Southern California area that attended the pentathlon from April 28 to May 5. Galler’s challenge dated back to 1994 when he had more hair and wore it in a ponytail. “I never thought they’d win,” he said. last_img read more

Yemenis release German hostages

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson The kidnappers freed the family after Yemen’s government agreed to hold talks about a group of detained fellow tribesmen, said another negotiator, Nasser Ba’oum, deputy governor of Shabwa province. “The deal was that five of the tribe’s leaders would negotiate with government officials to reach an agreement regarding the five members of the tribe who were detained by the government,” Ba’oum told AP. Later Saturday, the state-run Yemeni news agency, SABA, said troops had captured four of the kidnappers, but officials from their tribe said that no one had been arrested and that the government was upholding the agreement under which the Germans were freed. The release capped a series of protracted negotiations with the kidnappers that raised false hopes of an imminent release several times. On Friday night, Yemeni officials said the hostages would be freed within 90 minutes, but then told reporters the deal had collapsed. In Berlin, German Foreign Minister Frank Walter Steinmeier said he had spoken to Chrobog by phone and reported the family was in good health. SAN’A, Yemen – A former German diplomat and his family were released unharmed Saturday, three days after being kidnapped by tribesmen while on holiday in the rugged mountains of eastern Yemen, officials said. Juergen Chrobog, a former German foreign minister, his wife and their three children were flown from the area after they were let go, German and Yemeni officials said. “We are safe, thank God,” Chrobog’s wife, Magda, told The Associated Press by phone as the family flew by helicopter to the southern Yemeni port of Aden. She spoke on a cell phone provided by the top government negotiator, tribal chief Awadh bin al-Wazir, who accompanied the Chrobogs on the flight. “Naturally, he and his family are relieved to be in safe hands,” Steinmeier said. The Chrobogs and three Yemeni assistants were kidnapped Wednesday when armed tribesmen stopped their two cars on a remote mountain road in eastern Shabwa province. Chrobog, 65, served as a deputy German foreign minister in the government of Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder, which left office in November. The kidnappers had demanded that the government release five members of their al-Abdullah bin Dahha tribe who are standing trial for allegedly killing two members of the rival tribe in October. Tribesmen frequently kidnap tourists in an attempt to force concessions from the government in Yemen, a poor, mountainous nation on the southern tip of the Arabian Peninsula where state control in outlying areas is shaky. Hostages are usually released unharmed, but several were killed in 2000 when security forces carried out a botched raid to free them. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Entrepreneurs bring Business All-Stars home to the hills

first_imgDonegal business stars shone brightly at the All-Ireland Business Summit last week to bring home three prestigious awards. The northwest was well-represented at the Business All-Stars on Thursday April 19th.  Distinguished Donegal people honoured with awards were Brian McEniff, the Shevlin Twins and Katie McGloin.Brian McEniff, Donegal GAA All-Star and Entrepreneur of the McEniff Hotel Group, received an All-Ireland Lifetime Achievement Award. Brian McEniff, Pat McDonagh, and Chanelle, Lady Mc CoyWorld Champion Irish dancers Niamh and Gavin Shevlin from Glenswilly were honoured as All-Star Ambassadors for Irish Culture.The duo performed two high-energy dances and received a standing ovation. Skip to 5.47 in the video below to see their performance:Niamh and Gavin said: “We were delighted to achieve this award and are proud to be recognised as the ambassadors for Irish culture. We’d like to thank our parents, Michael and Geralyn for always supporting us and allowing us to achieve these amazing opportunities. Thanks to all our family and friends for their support throughout the years.”Shevlin Twins and Dragon’s Den investor Gavin DuffyTeenage entrepreneur Katie McGloin won a Student Entrepreneur award. The Bundoran 17-year-old founded K.T. Clothing Co., Ireland’s first completely gender neutral clothing company, when she was in Transition Year at Coláiste Mhaigh Éne. All Ireland Business Summit Student Entrepreneur winner Katie McGloinThe business summit at Croke Park Dublin consisted of talks, motivational speeches, breakfast and lunch buffets, as well as a number of businesses on show. Celebrity guests included Bressie, Keith Barry, Gavin Duffy and many more.The Shevlin Twins and BressieIn selecting award recipients, the committee aims to identify Irish business people who have made an outstanding contribution to the development of entrepreneurship in the country and act as a role model for others. They also identify ambassadors for brand Ireland who are helping to shine a light on Irish culture, not just at home but also on a global platform.Other Irish entrepreneurs to win awards were Pat McDonagh and Chanelle, Lady McCoy.Entrepreneurs bring Business All-Stars home to the hills was last modified: April 23rd, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:All-Ireland Business summitBrian McEniffbusiness awardsCroke Parkkatie mcglointhe shevlin twinslast_img read more

Chelsea SNUBBED as Ajax win race for teenage sensation

first_img1 Teen star Szabolcs Schon has snubbed Chelsea in favour of a move to Ajax, according to reports in Holland.The 16-year-old has been turning heads for Hungarian side Budapest Honved and he has been tipped for a big future in the game.Chelsea reportedly took the midfielder on trial in the summer and he impressed enough that they wanted to sign him during the January transfer window.However, according to De Telegraaf, Schon has rejected an offer from the Blues and will join Ajax instead.The Hungarian teenager is said to have been tempted by the Blues’ offer but Ajax’s promise of greater involvement with the first team swung his decision. Szabolcs Schon [centre] celebrates scoring for Hungary Under-17s last_img

The Press Pass – Sunday, February 5

first_imgNeil Ashton is joined by Darren Lewis and Dominic Fifield to cast their eyes over the main sporting stories.The trio look back at an eventful weekend of Premier League action, including Chelsea’s latest victory over Arsenal, and Manchester United’s morale boosting win over Claudio Ranieri’s Leicester City.Plus, the panel discuss Arsene Wenger’s future at the Emirates and whether his reign should come to its conclusion after a 21-year stay.  Listen above or click here to download the podcast from iTunes.last_img

Tip from Pakistan helped crack terror plot

first_imgISLAMABAD, Pakistan – Pakistan intelligence helped British security agencies crack the terrorist plot to blow up U.S.-bound aircraft, a government and an intelligence official said Thursday. The intelligence official said an Islamic militant arrested near the Afghan-Pakistan border several weeks ago provided a lead that played a role in “unearthing the plot,” that helped authorities arrest suspects in Britain. A senior Pakistani government official also said Pakistan had helped thwart the plot and added the British government was fully aware of Islamabad’s role. Both officials spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the issue. 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREFrumpy Middle-aged Mom: My realistic 2020 New Year’s resolutions. Some involve doughnuts.last_img read more

Barca’s Twitter savagely trolled by Liverpool fans after Luis Suarez tweet backfires

first_img— Shwet. (@shwetxlfc) May 7, 2019 Off the pitch, their twitter admin posted a woeful tweet which backfired massively by the time the game was all over.After the Reds scored their first of the night to bring the game back to 3-1 on aggregate, Barca posted a picture of Luis Suarez with the following caption.“We score, Liverpool need FIVE – and we’re going to get at lease one… agreed?”— Leo (@LeeoLFC) May 7, 2019 Barcelona’s entire team had a torrid night on Tuesday… including their social media team.On the pitch, Barca threw away a 3-0 first leg lead by losing 4-0 to Liverpool, who subsequently pipped them to a Champions League final place. Georginio Wijnaldum and Divock Origi both scored twice Luis Suarez looked dejected as Liverpool completed an historic comeback Three goals later and Barcelona were dumped out of the competition in humiliating fashion while Liverpool kept an impressive clean sheet.You can see Liverpool supporters’ funny responses to the tweet below. 2 What was that?— XS23 (@CalvesLikeShaq) May 7, 2019center_img LOOOOOL— Empire of the Kop (@empireofthekop) May 7, 2019 How did that go for you?— Ricky McCausland (@RickyMccausland) May 7, 2019— Mack (@Virgil4i) May 7, 2019 TOP 10 PRANKS THAT WENT TOO FAR— Balkan Football Fan (@BalkanLeader1) May 7, 2019 2— ᴬˡᵉˣ (@Liverxpool) May 7, 2019 Welcome to Anfield.— Zaahid Bahadur (@Zaahid_LFC) May 7, 2019last_img read more