In Brief

first_imgVIA Rail Canada has awarded a three-year contract to Cara Operations Ltd for provision of on-board meals for trains in the Windsor – Québec corridor. From November 1, Cara will provide 400000 meals a year from food preparation centres in Toronto and Montréal.Iarnród éireann and Northern Ireland Railways will formally launch the revamped Enterprise express service between Belfast and Dublin on October 21. A joint pool of four 7-car push-pull trains built by De Dietrich and four dedicated General Motors 201 class diesel locos took over the services on September 1. Journey times for the 183 km will be cut from 2 h to 1 h 20 min when EU-funded track upgrading for 145 km/h is completed next year. Amtrak hopes to improve the financial performance of its Los Angeles – FloridaSunset Limited with the restoration of rail service on the 32 km section from Sanford, Florida, to Orlando in August. The busy tourist destination had only been served by a road coach connection since the eastern terminus was cut back from Miami to the former Auto-Train maintenance base at Sanford last year.Seeking to reinforce its corporate image, Rotterdam Metro is to replace external vehicle advertising with more spaces at stations. With a panel on an LRV costing typically 4000 guilders a year and an all-over advertisement 42000 guilders, the company earned 1·4m guilders last year from external vehicle spaces.Hungarian State Railways is seeking to undertake a system-wide station modernisation programme following the completion of work at Vlast_img read more

MLAX : Orange attack ready for challenge against vaunted Princeton defense

first_imgA glassy-eyed Tim Desko sat down at the table in the MetLife Stadium media room and stared blankly at the back wall.Syracuse exploded out of the gate and took a two-goal lead against Duke last Sunday. But down one late in the game, the Orange failed to capitalize on three perfect opportunities in front of the goal.Despite an improvement in energy and tenacity from previous losses, the game still ended in defeat for Syracuse.‘We were one or two plays away from winning that game,’ Desko said. ‘I thought we were there. We played a good game but not a perfect game. There was just a couple things. I thought we were right there, and I think if we take the energy and everything from Sunday into this week, I think we’ll be fine.’Despite an encouraging performance on offense, marked by improved shot selection, No. 17 SU (4-4, 2-1 Big East) was done in by four phenomenal saves by Blue Devils goaltender Dan Wigrizer in a 12-10 loss. In the process, the Orange dropped two straight games for the first time since 2007. But the path to redemption doesn’t get much easier. The Syracuse attack will try to get back on track against No. 10 Princeton (6-2, 3-0 Ivy League), which boasts the fifth-best scoring defense in the country, when they square off at 4 p.m. Saturday in the Carrier Dome.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Tigers’ veteran group at close defense is led by All-American Chad Wiedmaier, who has been a menace on the defensive end, forcing his opponent to turn the ball over 18 times in eight games. The Princeton back line, along with three-time All-American goaltender Tyler Fiorito, combines to hold opponents to just 6.6 goals per game.‘They’re big, tough guys, very disciplined and they want to get after you, so we have to be smart with what we do,’ Desko said. ‘Just play our game and I think we’ll be fine.’Princeton’s defense is similar to Johns Hopkins, a team that gave SU’s offense fits when the teams met March 17. Led by stellar play in net and a stalwart close defense unit, the Blue Jays held SU’s attack scoreless in the third quarter in Syracuse’s 11-7 loss. The seven goals were the Orange’s lowest scoring total all season.But midfielder Luke Cometti feels the team has become more cohesive since that game two weeks ago.‘At that point we weren’t really meshing well with the attack, but since then we’ve built on it, and we’ve started to get better,’ Cometti said. ‘I think Duke we played pretty well. We obviously just made some mistakes, and we’re going to take a hard look at Princeton’s ‘D’ this weekend and see their weaknesses, if there are any, and try to exploit them.’The unified attack has shown flashes of brilliance since that the Hopkins loss, but at other times, the Orange has gone cold. Against Duke, Syracuse seemed to finally hit its stride.Throughout the game, SU worked the ball effortlessly to free up players for high-percentage shots. And the players finally began changing the plane on their shots, something head coach John Desko stressed leading up to the game.Forty-seven seconds into the first period, SU midfielder Hakeem Lecky charged down the right alley and fired a bullet shot with pinpoint accuracy into the top left corner of the net.Syracuse sustained that aggression throughout all four quarters, yet still trailed by one goal late in the game. Attack Collin Donahue fired a shot from five yards out toward the bottom left corner of the goal, but Wigrizer made a kick save to dash SU’s chance at a comeback.Although Syracuse has stumbled to a slow start, John Desko believes he has seen marked improvement in his team’s play in recent games. He said he hopes his players will bring similar effort to the game against Princeton on Saturday.The Orange will need to be sharp offensively to upend Princeton and its dominant defense.‘I think we know they’re a very good defense, they will slide early,’ John Desko said. ‘We’ve got to execute early, and we’ve got to make good decisions, especially when dodging with the ball and where to throw the ball to.’adtredin@syr.edu Comments Published on April 4, 2012 at 12:00 pmcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Feb. 26, 2016

first_imgWellington Police notes: Thursday, February 25, 2016•7:40 a.m. Sara H. Wilson, WF, 27, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for expired drivers’ license.•8:18 a.m. Jeffrey S. Elmore, 34, Belle Plaine, was issued a notice to appear for speeding 52 mph in a 40 mph zone.•11:15 a.m. Officers investigated a theft of tools in the 700 block N. Jefferson, Wellington.•Donna S. Frambers, 53, Wellington was served a summons to appear for assault. •Adriene L. Guthrie, 19, Wellington was served a summons to appear for theft.•Abby M. Martinez, 19, Wellington was served a summons to appear for theft.•3 p.m. Injury accident in the 1000 block U.S. 81, Wellington involving vehicles operated by Jeffrey M. Miller, 31, Wellington and Ricky R. Copeland, 60, Wichita.•3:30 p.m. Jeffrey M. Miller, 31, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for inattentive driving.•4:37 p.m. Grady L. Woodard, 18, Maize, was issued a notice to appear for speeding 61 mph in a 45 mph zone.•Michael A. Row, 27, Wellington was served a summons to appear for domestic battery and criminal trespass. (REF#16-118)•9:28 p.m. Juvenile male, 17, Belle Plaine, was issued a notice to appear for defective headlight.•11:05 p.m. Lauri L. Frazee, 44, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for defective headlight and no proof of insurance.•11:25 p.m. Victoria G. Jackson, 36, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for  defective headlight.last_img read more

Exclusive VIP U.S. Open Tickets Up for Auction Benefiting Local Non-Profits

first_imgSubmitted by Providence St. Peter HospitalAttending the U.S. Open is a once in a lifetime experience that could be yours through the auctioning of 5 pairs of VIP tickets.As U.S. Open officials put the finishing touches on Chambers Bay Golf Course, and WSDOT implements plans for an influx of more than 31,000 visitors per day, two local non-profits have learned they will be the beneficiaries of premiere tickets to the event.An anonymous donor has provided five pairs of tickets to South Puget Sound Community College Foundation and Providence St. Peter Foundation for auction online, and the non-profit organizations will split the proceeds equally. The tickets are a once in a lifetime opportunity to attend the U.S. Open, and are valid for Friday, June 19. The tickets gain the purchasers access to a Gold Package Private Corporate Hospitality Tent in Cascade Village on the 7th Fairway, and each pair of tickets includes one VIP parking pass. The online auction launches Wednesday, May 27 and runs through 10:00 PM on Sunday, June 7.“These tickets are the most exclusive way to attend and enjoy the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay,” says Tanya Mote, Interim Executive Director for South Puget Sound Community College Foundation. “Each ticket includes access to a hospitality tent in Cascade Village, which includes meals, drinks, and big screen televisions to watch the tournament.”South Puget Sound Community College and Providence St. Peter Hospital have been partners for many years, primarily helping students receive an education in nursing and health care-related fields providing scholarships, and — after graduation — employment and career development.Peter Brennan, Providence St. Peter Foundation Executive Director says, “Like everyone in our area, we’re delighted for the U.S. Open to come to Chambers Bay, and we’re grateful to be a recipient of this incredibly generous donation.”As Ron Read, a former USGA staff member, has written that the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay “will be the most stunning sports venue ever televised.” But the five winning bidders of these pairs of tickets will have much more than just televised access. They will get to spend an exclusive day on the fairway, while benefiting the missions of two local non-profit organizations.Learn more and start the bidding at http://www.32auctions.com/ChambersBayTickets. Facebook30Tweet0Pin0last_img read more