Outdoor light at night linked with increased breast cancer risk in women

first_imgWomen who live in areas with higher levels of outdoor light at night may be at higher risk for breast cancer than those living in areas with lower levels, according to a large long-term study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The link was stronger among women who worked night shifts.The study was published online Aug. 17, 2017 in Environmental Health Perspectives.“In our modern industrialized society, artificial lighting is nearly ubiquitous. Our results suggest that this widespread exposure to outdoor lights during nighttime hours could represent a novel risk factor for breast cancer,” said lead author Peter James, assistant professor at Harvard Medical School’s Department of Population Medicine at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, who did the work while a research fellow in the Departments of Epidemiology and Environmental Health at Harvard Chan School.Previous studies have suggested that exposure to light at night may lead to decreased levels of the hormone melatonin, which can disrupt circadian rhythms—our internal “clocks” that govern sleepiness and alertness—and, in turn, lead to increased breast cancer risk.The new study, the most comprehensive to date to examine possible links between outdoor light at night and breast cancer, looked at data from nearly 110,000 women enrolled in the Nurses’ Health Study II from 1989-2013. The researchers linked data from satellite images of Earth taken at nighttime to residential addresses for each study participant, and also considered the influence of night shift work. The study also factored in detailed information on a variety of health and socioeconomic factors among participants.Women exposed to the highest levels of outdoor light at night — those in the top fifth — had an estimated 14 percent increased risk of breast cancer during the study period, as compared with women in the bottom fifth of exposure, the researchers found. As levels of outdoor light at night increased, so did breast cancer rates.The association between outdoor light at night and breast cancer was found only among women who were premenopausal and those who were current or past smokers. In addition, the link was stronger among women who worked night shifts, suggesting that exposure to light at night and night shift work contribute jointly to breast cancer risk, possibly through mechanisms involving circadian disruption. The authors acknowledged that further work is required to confirm the study findings and clarify potential mechanisms.Other Harvard Chan faculty study authors included Jaime Hart, Eva Schernhammer, Rulla Tamimi, and senior author Francine Laden.Support for the study came from the Harvard NHLBI Cardiovascular Epidemiology Training Grant T32 HL 098048, NIH National Cancer Institute Grant K99 CA201542, NIH Grant UM1 CA176726, and a grant from the Susan G. Komen for the Cure organization (IIR13264020). Read Full Storylast_img read more

UniCredit, Italy’s largest bank, to cut all ties to coal industry by 2028

first_imgUniCredit, Italy’s largest bank, to cut all ties to coal industry by 2028 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters:Italy’s top bank UniCredit set a goal to cut its exposure to coal to zero by 2028 in a recent update of its policy for the sector and related activities, a document on the bank’s website showed.UniCredit will not provide banking services for any coal-related projects, including those aimed at maintaining, improving and even cutting emissions at coal plants.Clients with coal-related activities that account for no more than 25% of revenues can work with UniCredit as long as they have a credible plan for pulling out of the coal business by 2028, the document said.Based on research by non-governmental organisation Reclaim Finance, which rates the coal policies of hundreds of financial institutions, the update makes UniCredit the first financial institution in Italy with a high-quality coal policy.UniCredit announced in November 2016 it would halt all lending for thermal coal projects by 2023.[Valentina Za]More: Italy’s UniCredit to cut exposure to coal to zero by 2028last_img read more

How Carvins Cove became a Recreation Mecca

first_imgToday the Cove contains more than 60 miles of multiuse trails with more being built all the time. What will be, at seven miles, the longest flow trail in the world is being built at the Cove. Carvins Cove is a popular destination for equestrian trail riders, trail runners, hikers and mountain bikers. The Cove has five easily accessible access points and in the Fall of 2019 will be physically connected to the Roanoke Valley’s extensive Greenway paved trail system. In a few years a cyclist will be able to leave downtown Roanoke’s beautiful and historic Hotel Roanoke and cycle on the Greenway system to Carvins Cove without touching a public road or street. Volunteers are currently building and maintaining the Cove’s trails. Brian Batteiger has more than 3000 volunteer trail building hours. The Wednesday Crew has been building and maintaining trails for almost twenty years. Blue Ridge Gravity has built some sweet berms, jumps and table tops on a few trails. Renee Powers of the City of Roanoke’s Park and Recreation Department regularly leads trail work days at the Cove. A relative newcomer to the Roanoke area, Kristine McCormick came here nine years ago and fell in love with the living and mountain biking opportunities. It was probably her perspective as an outsider that gave Kristine the idea that we should be thinking a lot bigger than promoting the area to each other. Her vision coupled with her marketing and networking skills culminated in the Silver Center award.   Like in the movies the cavalry or in this case the equestrians, came to the rescue. I hoped that the local equestrian and trail riding community might be able to provide some support so I started putting flyers up in tack shops. One of the shop owners told me to contact Carol Whiteside, president of the Roanoke Valley Horsemen’s Association. Carol had grown up near the Cove and had a maternal interest in protecting Carvins Cove. The RVHA had much influence in the Roanoke Valley. Their annual horse show was one of the biggest and best in the nation and it had a significant annual economic impact on the area. Most importantly, some of the equestrians were on a social or business first name basis with influential people in City Hall. They had credibility in the Roanoke community that mountain bikers did not have. Carol networked within the club and put me in touch with RVHA members Lowell Gobble and Frank Farmer and they took the reins, pun intended, and started lobbying their friends in the Roanoke’s City Hall. The source of the laisse-faire recreation management at the Cove was the City of Roanoke’s longtime Director of Utilities, Kit Kiser. Mr. Kiser, who could be described both affectionally and unaffectionally as “crusty” was highly regarded in the City for his tough and very efficient management of the city’s water and sewage systems. He was, after the City Manager, the most influential employee in City Hall. Kit Kiser ran the Utilities Department well but his management of recreation at the Cove was, at best, one of benign neglect and disinterest. Mr. Kiser was aware that mountain bikers and equestrians had a growing interest in the Cove and that other recreation there had just about disappeared. He had an idea about how to “manage” the Cove with the least amount of his Utilities Department manpower. He wanted to lock the 12,600 acre Carvins Cove shut. A severe drought hit the region in 2001-2002 and Roanoke Valley political and government leaders realized that a regional water plan was needed. The Cove became a part of the Western Virginia Water Authority, a large regional water management system. It became co-managed by the city’s Parks and Recreation Department along with the Western Virginia Water Authority. Taking the city Utilities Dept. out of the Cove’s management loop was a big, forward thinking step for regional recreation. Between 1998 and 2004 several things happened that had positive impacts on the long term recreation at the Cove. Roanoke hired a new City Manager, Darlene Burcham, who was aware of the positive economic impact that enhanced Cove recreation would bring to the Roanoke Valley. She also understood that well managed recreation at the Cove would enhance the quality of life of Roanoke Valley residents.   I networked with six other localities in Virginia that were safely supplying both drinking water and recreation from the same land and passed that information on to Roanoke City Councilmen. Frank, Lowell and I encouraged the Councilmen to make some calls to find out how other localities made the dual usage work. I met with five Roanoke City Councilmen and gave all of them detailed proposals for improvement of light recreation at the Cove. Frank and Lowell immediately understood the potential for recreation loss at the Cove and hit the ground running. They did some some gentle, good ol’ boy, lobbying and arm twisting in City Hall, something the mountain bike community was in no position to do. When the Cove officially became a park in Nov. 2001 author Dick Howard gotthe second Cove pass – allowing him to be the second person to legallyride a mountain bike there In the Fall of 2019 the Cove will finally be physically connected to the Roanoke Valley Greenway trail system via the Hinchee Trail at Hanging Rock, only seconds from Interstate 81 and minutes by the Greenway from one of the Valley’s best breweries. Dick Howard 28 June 2019 The City of Roanoke placed Carvins Cove under a Blue Ridge Land Conservancy easement, thus ensuring that the park would be forever protected from commercial development and limiting all recreation to very low impact varieties. That was an important third level of protection. Carvins Cove was opened to recreation shortly after reaching full pond in 1948. Because the city wanted to protect the reservoir and drinking water supply, recreation at the Cove was limited to fishing, boating with small outboard engines and picnicking. By the 1980’s there were no trails at the Cove except for a few debris choked, eroded ones left from the CCC era, no Cove maps, only one parking lot and poor signage. The Cove’s meager recreation was managed by the city’s Utilities Department and, as one Utilities employee told me, “We aren’t trained in recreation, we don’t get paid to manage recreation so we don’t care about recreation.”By the early 1980’s the meager amount of fishing, boating and picnicking at Carvins Cove had pretty much disappeared and a small but growing community of local mountain bikers and equestrian trail riders had the Cove pretty much to themselves. Twenty nineteen will mark twenty years since the leaders of the city of Roanoke changed their thinking about the once threadbare and deteriorating recreation at Carvins Cove.   More importantly for mountain biking, the intervening twenty years have seen remarkable planning and progress to upgrade Carvins Cove from being a 12,600 acre unpolished and underappreciated local wooded watershed to become a large regional mountain biking destination. The high point of the twenty year turnaround was the International Mountain Biking Association’s 2018 Silver-Level Ride Center Award to Virginia’s Blue Ridge. The VBR is centered on the city of Roanoke and extends about an hour drive in every direction.  Carvins Cove is the crown jewel of the Virginia’s Blue Ridge mountain biking activity and more than any other feature of the area’s mountain biking, the Cove is responsible for the Silver-Level status.   About this time I had an eureka moment when I researched the City Code on Carvins Cove and saw that it had been written in 1956 and not updated to allow mountain biking, equestrian trail riding, hiking or trail running. I thought that perhaps Lowell, Frank and I could use the outdated Cove recreational rules to our lobbying advantage. We explained to City Councilmen that most of the recreational activities then going on at the Cove was technically illegal per the 1956 code and asked that Council update the code to make the current activities legal, and hey, while you’re at it, how about considering making Carvins Cove more accommodating to light, low impact recreation? Why not make Carvin Cove a recreational destination while simultaneously continuing to supply the city of Roanoke with a safe, reliable supply of drinking water? A small landslide on a crude social trail at Roanoke, Virginia’s Carvins Cove Reservoir in 1997 was the first in a chain of events that culminated about 20 years later in the Roanoke area being able to proudly call itself  “America’s Mountain Bike Capital of the East”. What happened in the next few years after the landslide is a story of successful networking among usually disconnected user groups, social and political connections in a medium sized Blue Ridge Mountain community, “detective” work, a drought, activist citizens knocking on the right politician’s doors and progressive, forward looking and thinking by a few key elected and hired public officials.  center_img I was quite surprised to turn on the local TV news in late 1997 and see Mayor David Bowers proposing that City Council establish a seven member Citizens Committee to study the Cove and make recommendations for it’s future. Realistically, the Citizens Committee could recommend pad locking the Cove shut but I knew enough about light, low impact recreation and it’s benefits to be pretty confident they would not reach that conclusion. I was even more confident when I saw the make-up of the committee. Among the seven were two well respected, local mountain bikers, Wes Best and Ian Webb. Rupert Cutler who was the retired director of the Western Virginia Land Trust became the de facto leader of the committee. Mr. Cutler was well known in City Hall for his outstanding conservation credentials. Most importantly, Mr. Cutler had a reputation as a friend of light recreation.  Photo by: RainCrow https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/ My friend Carol Whiteside attended all of the Citizens Committee meetings. After four or five meetings Carol reported back to me that Mr. Cutler had emerged as a strong and knowledgeable leader of the committee and he seemed to be guiding the committee toward an acceptance of mountain biking and equestrian trail riding at the Cove of the future. This was a huge hurdle for the two groups taking into consideration that only a year or so earlier we were both afraid of being shut out. Nothing was official yet but I thought we could breathe a sigh of relief. I had been fishing and hanging out at Carvins Cove since I was a kid. In the 1960’s I drank beer and smoked Winstons there. In 1978 I had moved on to mountain biking and rode my first mountain bike at the Cove in 1978. In the mid 1980’s a small number of mountain bikers began to ride there and their relationship with Cove security was so low key, that in 1986 I was able to promote a small mountain bike race at the Cove without bothering to ask permission. In the late 1980’s and 90’s a few mountain bikers and equestrians performed some unauthorized trail clearing at the Cove The relationship with the Cove security people was so casual that I once received a friendly wave from one who was wearing a 9 mm. pistol as I was loading my bob trailer for a day of “outlaw” trail work. No one cared, no one asked and we got along well. The future looks good for Carvins Cove. The water’s still good and there’s plenty of it. An Ironman Triathlon is planned for 2020. There are a couple of mountain bike and trail running races held every year. Roanoke is expecting that the IMBA Silver-Level Ride Center award will produce significant tourist dollars. Local bike shops will benefit from more mountain bikers at the Cove. We are “America’s East Coast Capital of Mountain Biking” and that’s quite a leap forward from the threat of padlocks, a chain link fence and “No Trespassing” signs twenty years ago. In 1997 when I learned about the landslide at the Cove I thought that it should be an easy fix. I approached the Assistant City Manager Jim Ritchie with what I thought was a simple volunteer plan. I had known Jim socially for about ten years and he was a member of the local road bike community. What he told me was shocking. Not only would the City of Roanoke not let volunteers do trail work at the Cove, there was a good chance, if Mr. Kiser had his way that the Cove could be made off limits to all recreation. Jim said that the thinking in City Hall was split between those who wanted to continue the very outdated recreational opportunities at the Cove and an even more restrictive group led by Mr. Kiser who wanted to close the Cove to recreation all together.  All of this almost did not happen. This is the story of how Carvins Cove evolved from almost being padlocked shut in 1997 to being awarded IMBA Silver status in 2018. It’s more than a story of history. It’s a story of the sort of creative problem solving citizens anywhere can do to get their public land access needs met.   The trickle down benefit of having the WVWA on board at the Cove is that they provided a second level of protection and over-sight over any possible inappropriate development at Carvins Cove for years to come. As a mountain biker this was a huge red flag to me. I was sure that something had to be done to prevent the Cove from being closed but I wasn’t sure what.  In addition to the Citizens Committee, the city hired an independent consultant to do a study of the Cove and held several public workshops where citizens were allowed to provide input as to their visions of what the Cove should look like in the future. Two very important elements of the Citizens Committee’s and consultant’s recommendations were that the Cove be placed under a conservation easement and that the Cove be co-managed by the Utilities Department and the Roanoke Department of Parks and Recreation.  Carvins Cove is seven miles from downtown Roanoke and literally seconds from Interstate-81. Surrounded by undeveloped mountains, the Cove is the largest municipal park east of the Mississippi River and the largest conservation easement in Virginia. The Cove’s primary function is to provide drinking water for the city of Roanoke from the 630 acre reservoir. Fourteen miles of Appalachian Trail skirt the Cove and McAfee Knob, arguably the most photographed feature on the AT, overlooks the Cove. The mountain bike community in Roanoke at that time was very fragmented and often oppositional to authority figures as well as to each other. Mountain biking was a new and sometimes awkwardly evolving activity in 1997 and in Roanoke it was struggling to establish a legitimate recreational and sporting identity within the community at large. The local bike shops were not willing or not able to provide anything more than sympathy for my requests for help. The Roanoke Valley’s road bike club was not willing to get involved in what it saw as “politics”. I was pretty sure that if I approached city management and identified myself as a Cove mountain biker that I would be given a polite “Thank you” and eased toward the door. My personal advocacy work to keep the Cove from being locked down was at an apparent dead end. Many Roanoke civic and political leaders had for years suffered from “Asheville envy”. That is, they wanted their city to be a tourist destination like their successful neighbor in North Carolina. But no one had an idea how to make that happen. Two City Councilman, David Bowers and Nelson Harris, looked at Carvins Cove and saw significant recreational potential there. They understood the importance of having a well-managed and marketed Carvins Cove. They also had the vision to imagine a Cavins Cove with a vast multi-use trail system connecting with the Roanoke Valley’s growing Greenway system of paved urban and suburban trails. Bowers and Harris also understood that the recreational professionals in the city’s Parks and Recreation Department would be better able to enhance and manage light recreation at the Cove than the Department of Utilities. Bowers and Harris became the forward thinking Cove advocate leaders on Council. As a result, Carvins Cove steadily evolved over twenty years to be an East Coast mountain biking destination. Harris and Bowers knew we could not duplicate Asheville but that we should carve out a distinctive recreational identity of our own. Carvins Cove became the center piece of Roanoke’s recreational identity. At this point in 1997, Frank, Lowell and I were somewhat in the dark. We had no idea if our lobbying was going to bear fruit though Frank and Lowell were optimistic that their personal approaches as equestrians had enabled them to legitimately “get the ears” of people who were in positions to make changes at the Cove.last_img read more

Dominican Republic, Haiti to partner in counter-narcotics fight

first_imgBy Dialogo April 03, 2014 SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic – Top counter-narcotics officials in the Dominican Republic and Haiti vowed to work more closely to combat drug trafficking and money laundering on their shared Caribbean island, which international drug cartels have increasingly targeted as a transshipment point. President of the Dominican National Directorate for Drug Control Major Gen. Julio César Souffront Velázquez and Haitian National Police Chief Godson Orelus met in Santo Domingo on March 23, where they said they’d cooperate to solve shared problems on Hispaniola. Souffront Velázquez said Dominican officials are committed to assisting their Haitian counterparts by providing logistical assistance, sharing strategy and exchanging information about drug trafficking and other criminal activities. With this “measure we are confident we can form a wall against the terrible scourge of drugs that constantly threatens the peace and tranquility of our Dominican and Haitian citizens,” he said. In announcing the renewed cooperation, Souffront Velázquez said Haitian officials would have access to several Dominican initiatives, including a training academy for counter-narcotics agents, operational and logistical technologies and a canine-training facility. “In short, you can rely on all of our logistics capabilities for the detection of drug shipments and of the cartels that are seeking to use our two countries as a bridge for trafficking that creates this monster that harms our citizens,” he told the visiting Haitian delegation. “We must be permanently integrated in a joint effort with an insular view of the problem.” Orelus said the Dominican National Directorate for Drug Control (DNCD) has provided “unwavering generosity and goodwill … to help my country face this terrible drug-trafficking and money-laundering” problem. Souffront Velázquez and Orelus toured the DNCD facilities, including the Department of International Cooperation, where Haiti is considering assigning an agent permanently after a formal cooperation agreement is signed. It’s not the first time the neighboring countries have vowed to work more closely against drug trafficking. In 2012, the DNCD said it and arms of the Dominican military, including the Air Force and naval units that track drug flights and marine shipments, would share information with Haiti. Cooperation between the two countries occupying a single island with a porous border is increasingly important, as foreign narco-traffickers have started to move more illicit drugs through the Caribbean. Hispaniola is seen as the main transshipment hub for the region. Last year, Dominican authorities confiscated a record of nearly 10 metric tons of cocaine, topping the previous high for seizures in 2012, when they nabbed about nine metric tons. “You see the Mexican cartels playing an increasingly important role in the Dominican Republic,” said Daurius Figueira, a professor at the University of West Indies who studies the flow of drugs through the Caribbean and the presence of Mexican cartels. Figueira said that as Dominican-based criminal groups were dismantled, Mexicans took over. “They absorbed everything,” he said. On the other hand, Figueira said Haitian criminal organizations are increasingly involved in the Caribbean. “The Caribbean players are drawn from Jamaican and Haitian gang land,” he said. The increase in drug trafficking in the Caribbean has been noted by U.S. officials, who have seen a subtle shift in smuggling routes from the Central America-Mexico corridor to the Antilles. The commander of United States Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM), the Florida-based unit of the U.S. military that works throughout Latin America, last month testified before U.S. Congress that he was concerned about the increase in drug trafficking through the Caribbean. “We’ve seen an increase in the flow up the West Indies onward to two locations, one being the Dominican Republic,” Gen. John F. Kelly said during a briefing at the Pentagon. Once the drugs are in the Dominican Republic, “the cartels ship it onward to Europe; or what’s priceless is if they can get it into Puerto Rico.”last_img read more

3 tough rules for finding a rebrand agency

first_imgHow important is your brand? It’s an impression of you and your financial institution. We’re talking about the essence of your credit union or community bank. Yeah, it’s pretty essential alright. And finding the right rebrand agency can be the difference between oh, meh, oops and aha!If you’ve been here before to read one of our blogs, you know our stance: A brand is not built on rate or service. The same goes for selecting a rebrand agency. You shouldn’t make your decision based on price. If you are looking to breathe fresh life into a tired brand, dig into the value proposition of the agencies under consideration.   Here are some tough rules to help you choose the right rebrand agency:Tough Rule No. 1: Find an agency that will challenge you.A lot of rebrand agencies will help you uncover your corporate values. Things like “integrity,” “fairness,” “simplicity” and “accountability” will often make the list. You may even be thinking about copying and pasting those four words and making them your own. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Brackney Inn’s business is trying to recover since reopening

first_imgIn March 2020, the Brackney Inn closed down again due to the pandemic. MacBlane says he hasn’t seen most of his regular customers as much as he used to.  Valerie Hadaway, Brackney Inn server and bartender, says with the restaurant at a limited capacity she’s had to change how she takes orders.  MacBlane says right now it’s a struggle and he doesn’t know if it’s worth being open.  “There’s a lot of time where myself and a bartender are basically doing nothing,” MacBlane said. “We sit here by ourselves for hours at a time.” “I’m just kind of just writing off 2020 is just trying to stay open and not go into too much debt,” MacBlane said. “Hopefully next year will be a better year.” MacBlane says their business was getting back to normal before the pandemic hit. In June, the Brackney Inn reopened for indoor dining with a limited capacity.  For more information about the Brackney Inn, check out their Facebook page. “Every time it picks up again something else happens,” Greg MacBlane, Brackney Inn owner, told 12 News Wednesday. BRACKNEY, PA (WBNG) — The Brackney Inn was open for over a year since having to close due to two fires that were months apart. With restaurants and bars increasing capacity to 50 percent on Sept. 21, MacBlane says any increase will be good. “We had customers that were regulars coming in everyday by themselves,” MacBlane said. “After a hard day’s work they like to come in for four or five beers.”  “You don’t serve over the bar,” she says. “You don’t take an order over the bar. You walk around, you go to those tableslast_img read more

Watch the sun set from your own private ‘resort’ at Indooroopilly

first_imgThis area, and the dining room, opens on to a balcony with river views.The kitchen has an ASKO oven, five-burner gas stove and dishwasher, shaker cabinets, Qasair rangehood and plenty of storage space. “I love it, I can work down there, and it opens up onto the patio,” she said. “It’s lovely and cool down there in the summer. “We also spend a lot of time in the sunroom downstairs which also opens out onto a balcony and, in the winter, we spend time in the courtyard.”The fully renovated Mediterranean-style double-storey home has stately columns, high ceilings, multiple indoor/outdoor living spaces, fully landscaped gardens and stunning river views. A main bathroom has an island bathtub, waterfall shower and floor to ceiling tiles. Crimsafe security screens have been installed through the property and there is an alarm system, intercom and automated gate and garage door. 33 IVY ST INDOOROOPILLY“What attracted us to it was the tranquillity, it is just so peaceful here,” Mrs Dodd said. “And the sunset over the river is just beautiful.”The terraced property has a resort-style swimming pool and leads down to a private pontoon.Mrs Dodd said one of her favourite parts of the home was her studio downstairs. The property is on 1086sq m of land in a quiet pocket of the suburb. The main bedroom is on the lower level and has an ensuite and a walk-in wardrobe. There are two other bedrooms on this level as well as a large media room.center_img The living areas have views of the river and Mrs Dodd said they could look out their bedroom window across the swimming pool and out to the river.“The house has such a homey feel and it is comfortable and modern and it has very high ceilings, which I also love,” she said. There are views from the entry of the home right through to the river.The entrance is via a courtyard and double timber doors that open on to a foyer that runs the length of the lower level. Off the foyer is a bedroom, office, a second living area, the kitchen, dining area and the main lounge room, which has an open fireplace with a traditional mantel. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus12 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market12 hours ago Bask in the sunsetWith absolute river frontage and uninterrupted views across the Brisbane River, Debbie and Terry Dodd quickly fell in love with their Indooroopilly home. The main bedroom also has a floor safe and the home is air-conditioned and has planation shutters throughout.last_img read more

Arrests and Summonses

first_img Latest Posts Latest posts by Fenceviewer Staff (see all) Bio ELLSWORTH – The following individuals were arrested and/or summonsed in Hancock County in recent days:Angela Reckner, 31, of Cherryfield, failure to report an accident by the quickest means, failure to maintain control of a motor vehicle, failure to stop at a stop sign, inspection and insurance violations.Eric Snow, 44, of Verona Island, assault, criminal mischief, disorderly conduct.Rachel Dwyer, 39, of Sullivan, outstanding warrant charging her with defaulting on payment of a fine.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textMicaela Spohrer, 18, of Orland, operating without a license.Derek Conner, 25, of Bucksport, criminal mischief, Superior Court warrant charging domestic violence assault.Kevin Purnell, 50, of Ellsworth, violating a protection order and violating conditions of release.David Harriman, 58, of Brooklin, domestic violence assault, operating while under the influence and operating beyond license restrictions.Boy, 17, criminal speeding.Derek Connor, 25, of Bucksport, warrant.Phillip C. Russell, 42, of Verona Island, warrants.Stephanie Barber, 27, of Ellsworth, theft.Roland C. Coffin, 56, Otis, driving a vehicle with an unsecured load.Brittany A. Robbins, 20, of Hancock, operating after suspension.Craig Strout-Desmond, 25, of Ellsworth, violation of bail.James Stanton, 48, of Ellsworth, operating after suspension.Boy, 17, of Ellsworth, assault.Amanda Austin, 39, of Franklin, possession of a usable amount of marijuana.Boy, 16, operating after suspension.Anthony Elkins, 26, of Ellsworth, violation of bail.April Brooks, 39, of Ellsworth, operating after suspension.Wenda Warrington, 43, of Ellsworth, violation of condition of release and harassment by phone.Derek T. Benson, 20, of Southwest Harbor, possession of usable amount of marijuana, speeding, inadequate tire.Robert L. Harden, 47, of Hancock, operating without a valid license, speeding, insurance violation.Gideon Knapp, 38, of Ellsworth, operating without a valid license.Ralph E. Colson IV, 20, of Otter Creek, imprudent speed.Stephen P. Montminy, 54, of Bar Harbor, imprudent speed.Ellen R. Tice, 59, of Orland, seat belt violation.Angela D. Tobey, 38, of Sedgwick, speeding.Vaughn M. Hitchcock, 18, of Ellsworth, speeding.Rebecca Curtis, 62, of Waldo, speeding.Shepard B. Erhart, 70, of Franklin, speeding.Timothy Thomas, 52, Northeast Harbor, speeding.Sally Aman, 70, of Brooklin, speeding.Paul Janeczko, 67, of Hebron, speeding.Bianka Fuksman, 43, of Franklin, speeding.Scott G. Davis, 42, of Bar Harbor, criminal trespass, domestic violence.Eric St. Denis, 24, of Bar Harbor, violating bail conditions.Annette Marie Coffron, 50, of Bar Harbor, warrant for failure to appear for a theft charge.Jessica D. Wiken, 31, of Bar Harbor, OUI.Luiz C. Gabetta, Jr., 42, of Bar Harbor, operating after suspension.David Savage, 18, of Tremont, possession of a useable amount of marijuana.Michael L. Conners, 29, of Bass Harbor, operating after suspension.Jason Norwood, 17, of Bar Harbor, operating at an imprudent speed.Zachary D. Jordan, 19, of Ellsworth, unnecessary acceleration.Daisy M. Merchant, 32, of Sullivan, speeding.Joann Dunton, 31, of Tremont, operating after suspension.Margaret Soctomah, 29, of Hancock, operating after suspension.Adam Norwood, 22, of Southwest Harbor, speeding.James Kimball, 34, of Ellsworth, speeding.For more police & court news, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American. Fitness trainer is now cancer-exercise expert – October 12, 2014center_img Schoodic Grange hosting sale – October 30, 2014 Fenceviewer Staff Town report wins award – October 11, 2014last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_img Associated Press The Athletic first reported the Jets’ agreement with Desir, who was released by Colts on Saturday.The 29-year-old defensive back spent the past three seasons with Indianapolis, where he had 161 total tackles, five interceptions, 26 passes defensed, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery in 37 games, including 29 starts.Also in the NFL:— A person with knowledge of the deal says the Seahawks have agreed to terms with offensive lineman Chance Warmack. The former first-round pick has not played since 2018 when he appeared in nine games for Philadelphia. Warmack sat out last season to reportedly get healthy after a series of injuries.NASCAR-iRACING Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-OLYMPICSIOC considers postponing Tokyo Olympics…Canada says no to 2020 Summer GamesUNDATED (AP) — There’s a growing possibility the Tokyo Olympics won’t begin in late July as scheduled due to the new coronavirus. Update on the latest sports The International Olympic Committee now says it will consider the possibility of postponing the Summer Games. The IOC issued a statement saying it will hold four weeks of discussions with global sports officials and Japanese authorities to examine the options. It says the “scenario planning” will include the possibility of changing the July 24 start date for the Games, but that “cancellation is not on the agenda.”The announcement came after IOC President Thomas Bach led a conference call with executive board members.The leader of the international track federation has sent a letter to Bach saying holding the Olympics in July “is neither feasible nor desirable” with the coronavirus impacting huge swaths of the globe.The Canadian Olympic Committee has made the strongest objection yet to an Olympics this summer, announcing it will not send a team to Tokyo unless the games are postponed for a year. Canada is the first country to threaten such a move in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.The committee sent out a statement Sunday evening saying it was willing to help the IOC search for alternatives. However, it feels it was not safe for athletes, “their families and the broader Canadian community for athletes to continue training for these Games.” Barefoot Hamlin wins NASCAR iRaceCHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Denny Hamlin won a race without using a drop of gas.Racing barefoot, the three-time Daytona 500 winner beat Dale Earnhardt Jr. off the final corner to win a NASCAR iRacing event at virtual Homestead-Miami Speedway.Damaged cars were repaired with the push of a button, among a few virtual signs that NASCAR backed quite an unreal race.NASCAR eased off the brake in the real sports world brought to a sudden halt by the coronavirus and introduced the country to iRacing with some of the sports biggest stars. Shapiro cautioned that training camps aren’t likely to open for some time because of the outbreak. All but three of Toronto’s major league players have left the team’s spring training site in Dunedin, Florida. Shapiro says no Blue Jays players or staff have displayed any symptoms of the new coronavirus, and that no one has been tested.Shapiro spoke to reporters on Sunday from his home in Toronto.In other virus-related developments:— Leading golf instructor Pete Cowen tells The Daily Telegraph in Britain he has all the symptoms of the new coronavirus. Cowen says he has told all his players to follow health and government guidelines on COVID-19. Cowen works with Henrik Stenson, Brooks Koepka (KEHP’-kuh), Gary Woodland and Graeme McDowell, among many others.— The St. Louis Blues say a relative of a team employee has tested positive for COVID-19. The person is in self-isolation along with members of the person’s family, according to the team. All Blues staff who may have come into close contact with the employee have been notified. The team says it is asking for all members of the Blues to remain isolated, monitor their health and seek advice from team medical staff.center_img The Australian Olympic Committee is advising its athletes to prepare for an Olympics in 2021. Ian Chesterman, Australia’s team leader for Tokyo, says “It’s clear the games can’t be held in July.”Two-time gold medalist Seb Coe has sent a letter to Bach stating that holding the Olympics in July “is neither feasible nor desirable” with the coronavirus impacting huge swaths of the globe. Coe sent the letter after meeting with leaders from around the world in track, which is the biggest sport at the Olympics. It came hours after the IOC announced it could take up to four weeks to make a decision on whether to postpone the games, which are scheduled to start July 24.Coe is a two-time Olympic track champion in the men’s 1,500 and president of the International Association of Athletics Federations.Leaders at the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee said the update provided by the IOC about the Tokyo Olympics signaled an important step. However, those U.S. sports leaders say athletes are still beset with questions about whether the games will go ahead as scheduled.National Olympic committees in Brazil and Slovenia later called for a postponement to 2021. Norway’s Olympic body said it did not want athletes going to Tokyo until the global health crisis is under control. The United States governing bodies of swimming and track have called on their national Olympic officials to push for a postponement.VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSJays’ Shapiro expects 4-week spring training before seasonUNDATED (AP) — Toronto Blue Jays President Mark Shapiro says he thinks Major League Baseball would need at least a month of workouts and exhibition games before regular season play can begin.Opening day has been postponed until at least mid-May because of the coronavirus pandemic. — Hours after the Australian government called for its citizens to cancel all non-essential travel, the Australian rules Australian Football League announced it was postponing its seasons until May 31. Australia’s various football leagues were among the few remaining professional sports still playing across the globe.— The $12 million Dubai World Cup, the world’s richest purse in horse racing, will be postponed until next year. That’s according to an announcement from the Dubai Media Office, a governmental agency. Officials had planned to run the race March 28 without spectators over concerns about the new coronavirus and the COVID-19 illness it causes.NFL-NEWSAP sources: Jets agree to 1-year deal with CB Pierre DesirNEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets and cornerback Pierre Desir have agreed to terms on a deal, according to two people with direct knowledge of the contract. It was Hamlin’s 31st victory in iRacing, which is where he was first discovered by Earnhardt long before he made it to NASCAR. He said he raced barefoot because “I like to feel the pedals.”Hamlin was heavily involved in putting together Sunday’s pretend race, which was broadcast live on Fox Sports 1 and called by its regular team of Mike Joy and Hall of Famer Jeff Gordon.NASCAR has suspended racing until at least May 9.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 March 22, 2020last_img read more

Consistent Syracuse defense provides backbone while offense continues to find rhythm

first_img Published on October 4, 2012 at 1:31 am Contact Jack: [email protected] Syracuse’s defensive effort has been consistent all season, making up for a lack of goals from the offense.“The goals have kind of not really shown how well we’ve been playing, which is more frustrating on our part because our back four is probably one of the best I’ve seen in a long time,” junior defender Jackie Moriarty said.The defensive unit has been a reliable force all year for the Orange. And with the offense appearing to have finally found its rhythm, the team is playing its best soccer during the most important part of the season. The unit will look to continue its strong play when Syracuse (7-4-2, 4-1-1 Big East) plays Pittsburgh (5-9-1, 0-4-1) on Thursday at 7 p.m.Since Big East play started, SU has allowed an average of only one goal per game. Two of the team’s three shutouts came against conference opponents.The increased level of play on both sides of the ball translated to four wins in six Big East games, giving the Orange a chance to compete for a conference title.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“This year I’ve had a lot less to worry about than previous years, so it’s great,” junior goalkeeper Brittany Anghel said. “We’re organized, we have a high backline, which enables me to get higher up the field and stay connected to my backs.”Anghel’s also been strong in net. Her 16th career shutout against Rutgers last Sunday moved her just four shutouts away from becoming SU’s all-time career shutouts leader. Overall, Anghel is allowing a stingy 1.15 goals per game.Wheddon said his defensive unit has been “brilliant.”Moriarty was going to be a midfielder this season, he said, but she embraced playing on the backline with Kayla Afonso, Skylar Sabbag and Taylor Haenlin. Wheddon praised the play of the latter three thus far.“All three of them have done great, when they’ve been in,” Wheddon said. “And obviously our goalkeeping has been exceptional as well.”Still, the defense has experienced occasional hiccups. Five times this season the Orange has allowed a goal after the 70th minute, leading to either a tie or a loss. That includes a goal from Army with only 45 seconds left on the clock in a 1-0 loss to the Black Knights on Sept. 9.Moriarty said to prevent late goals, the team cannot let up on its opponent at any point.“Give 110 percent all the time; just keep playing until the end,” Moriarty said. “You don’t know what’s going to happen and case-in-point Army, we paused for a second and they scored.”Wheddon did express concern about the speed of the team’s back four, but he said they have overcome that and avoided being exploited by opponents.“The way that we play is very important, and their timing of when they step with players and when they drop as a unit has been very, very important,” Wheddon said. “And they’ve done that fantastically all year long.”Though the Panthers have yet to win a game in the Big East this season, the Orange cannot afford to take the game lightly.“They’re unpredictable, which makes them dangerous,” Wheddon said. “They play particularly well on a Thursday or Friday compared to a Sunday, so we’re getting them when they’re fresh. I would love to get a shutout, yes, I would love to see us bang in multiple goals, but we’re certainly not overlooking them.”But Moriarty said the defense is playing well enough right now to believe it can shut out just about any opponent.Said Moriarty: “Our confidence is on the up now on the defense; we know we can shut any team out.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more