WATCH LIVE: SpaceX Launch Set For Today

first_imgSpaceX’s plan to one day connect the world with high-speed internet can move a step closer this morning.The company is set to launch a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.The rocket will be carrying 60 satellites that will help provide broadband internet access to remote corners of the globe.The blastoff from Launch Complex 40 is set for 9:06 a.m. Eastern time. Now targeting Wednesday, January 29 at 9:06 a.m., 14:06 UTC, for launch of Starlink due to poor weather in the recovery area— SpaceX (@SpaceX) January 27, 2020last_img

National training squad for Beach footballers selected

first_imgBy Ras WadadaTHE Guyana Beach Football Association (GBFA) yesterday announced a 17-man squad to go into weekly training in preparation for next year’s CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers to be staged in Miami.The players selected by the GBFA will be under the guidance of the appointed head coach Abdullah Hamid and his assistant Dillon Roberts, every Sunday from 15:00hrs, while there will be a one-week encampment leading up to the departure date for the January 29 to February 5 qualifiers.President of the GBFA, Rollin Tappin, in an invited comment informed Chronicle Sport that meetings with the Director of Sport and the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) last week, pertaining to assistance for the Guyana’s debut participation, were very fruitful.The GBFA head is expected to travel to Miami, along with another official, for a workshop and the draw for the groups in the qualifying competition to be held on October 17.The full training squad named: Cordell Johnson, Rodwyn Fraser, Michael Wilson, Keon Sears, Kellon Major, Ethan Spartan, Jamal Haynes, Tony Gilbert, Travis Bess, Jermaine Grandison, Marvin Sullivan, Kenard Simon, Tshekederi Whitehead, Deon Tyrell, Gishawn Moore, Trevorn Archibald and DeShawn Joseph.The final team of12 players to represent Guyana at the qualifiers will be selected at the end of next month.last_img read more

Andrews finishes with four helpers to lead Nelson past Rockies 6-4

first_imgBlair Andrews turned into a set-up machine, finishing with four assists to spark the Nelson Leafs to a 6-4 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over the Columbia Valley Rockies Sunday afternoon at the Eddie Mountain Arena in Invermere.Andrews, with five points in the past two games, snapped an 11-game point drought with the breakout weekend.Nelson held period leads of 3-0 and 5-3 against the Eddie Mountain squad.Jamie Vlanich scored twice for Nelson with singles going to Austin Lindsay, Brandon Sookro, Aaron Dunlap and Linden Horswill.Brad Rebagliati faced 39 shots to register the win in goal for Nelson. The Leafs out shot the Rockies 41-39.Nelson jumps past idle Beaver Valley Nitehawks into top spot in the Murdoch Division with a record of 28-6-1-3.The Leafs, winners of three straight games, face Castlegar in the Sunflower City Friday before returning home to host Spokane Braves Saturday at the NDCC Arena.Willans, Vlanich spark Leafs to 7-2 rout of RocketsThe Golden Rockets won the shots battle, but the Nelson Leafs took the scoring war.Carsen Willans and Jamie Vlanich each had four points sparking the Nelson Leafs to a convincing 7-2 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over the Rockets Saturday night in Golden.Vlanich led the scoring parade witih three goals. Linden Horswill added a pair while Adam Hodge and Darnel St. Pierre scored singles.Nelson held period leads of 2-1 and 6-1. Adam Maida was busy in the Nelson nets stopping 37 shots as the Rockets out shot the Leafs 39-25, including a 17-4 advantage in the third period.Willans had four assists while Troy Petrick, Horswill and St. Pierre each finished with two points.Nelson, remaining one point behind Beaver Valley in Murdoch Division standings, concludes its Eddie Mountain road swing Sunday in Invermere against the Columbia Valley Rockies.Beaver Valley edged Spokane 3-1 Saturday in Fruitvale.Three second-period goals sparks Leafs past NitrosNelson Leafs started the New Year off on the right skate, scoring three second period goals to edge the Kimberley Dynamiters 3-1 in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Friday night in the Bavarian City.Leaf captain Darnel St. Pierre, Troy Petrick and Jamie Vlanich, shorthanded, scored for the Leafs during a five-minute span.The goals erased a 1-0 Kimberley lead.Nelson out shot the Nitros 27-20 in the game.Brad Rebagliati stopped 19 of 20 shots to register the win in goal.Former Leaf players Tyler Garcia, traded to the Eddie Mountain team at the BC Hockey December roster deadline, was tabbed for a 4-minute spearing penalty at the game’s final buzzer. Garcia also received a 10-minute misconduct.Nelson, climbing to within a point of idle Beaver Valley in the Murdoch standings, continues its road trip Saturday in Golden against the Rockets.Nelson and Beaver Valley, which defeated the Leafs twice in December, have both played the same 36 games.Nelson concludes the trip Sunday in Invermere against the Columbia Valley Rockies.Next home game is Saturday, January 11 against Spokane Braves at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.last_img read more

Sharks get thumped by Blues in worst performance of season

first_imgST. LOUIS — Pete DeBoer probably wants to burn the tape, a phrase he often uses when the Sharks throw a clunker out on the ice.A goalie switch up and the tweak to the backend couldn’t stop the Sharks from putting forth their worst performance of the season in a 4-0 loss to the St. Louis Blues Friday night.With Aaron Dell in between the pipes and Tim Heed making his 2018-19 debut in place of Joakim Ryan, the Sharks (8-6-3) got shutout for the first time since Oct. 8 and as they lost for the …last_img

ESPN screaming head pumps the brakes on the burgeoning legend of Jimmy Garoppolo

first_imgWithin hours of the 49ers’ victory over the Arizona Cardinals, extending their season-opening win streak to 8-0, ESPN provocateur Stephen A. Smith rolled a stink bomb into the Jimmy G Fan Club, closing the windows as he made his way out the door.And why? Because “First Take” co-host Max Kellerman waved some intriguing data and unassailable truisms (as we speak) under Stephen A’s nose.Are you on @maxkellerman or @stephenasmith’s side when it comes to Jimmy G? Franchise guy or just average? …last_img

Man planned to kill ex not her uncle appeal court says in

first_imgTORONTO — Ontario’s top court says a Toronto man who planned to kill his estranged wife but ended up killing her uncle instead should not be convicted of first-degree murder because the uncle was not the plot’s intended target.In a decision released this week, the Court of Appeal for Ontario says that while jurors found Willy Ching intended to kill his ex’s uncle in the moment, there was no planning and deliberation involved in that slaying.As a result, the court says the conviction for first-degree murder should be quashed and replaced with one for second-degree murder, which does not involve advance planning.Court heard Ching bought a hatchet and knife and was trying to get into the home where his estranged wife, Maria Ching, was staying, but her uncle intervened and was fatally wounded in the struggle.The appeal court says the trial judge erred in telling jurors they could find Willy Ching guilty of first-degree murder if they found he planned to kill his former spouse and killed her uncle, Ernesto Agsaulio, in the process of carrying out that plan.It says that was a misapplication of a ruling by the Supreme Court of Canada in a case involving a man who accidentally killed his children while trying to kill his spouse.“The jury found that the appellant intended to kill Mr. Agsaulio … The planning and deliberation, however, was in respect of a different intended killing, the killing of Ms. Ching,” the appeal court wrote in its decision, noting jurors were not asked to consider whether the uncle’s murder was planned and deliberate.“There is a sound policy reason for concluding that an accused who intentionally kills person B when in the course of carrying out the planned and deliberate murder of person A will be guilty of second-degree murder, whereas an accused who accidentally or mistakenly kills person B when person A was the target will be convicted of first-degree murder,” it said.“This result reflects the fact that in the first case the actual killing may well have been impulsive while in the second, it was the result of a planned and deliberate act.”However, the court rejected arguments that the trial judge had also erred in his instructions to jurors regarding Ching’s attempt to jump over a staircase railing upon learning Agsaulio had died, and those regarding Ching’s conflicting statements in his testimony and police interviews.Court heard the couple’s marriage fell apart in 2009 and that September, Maria Ching moved out of their shared home to go live with Agsaulio and his family in nearby Mississauga, Ont.Willy Ching did not accept that the marriage was ending and repeatedly tried to speak to his former spouse, the decision said.Ching had been on medication for depression for years but it was changed that October, and he was also prescribed sleeping pills, it said. Days later, he attempted to overdose on sleeping pills and was hospitalized for three days, it said.Later that month, Ching became upset after unsuccessfully trying to access his ex’s email account, and went to a Canadian Tire store to buy a knife and hatchet, the document said.The next day, he rented a car and drove to Agsaulio’s house in an effort to see his ex-wife, the document said. The couple’s daughters realized he was trying to see their mother and called to warn her, it said.Their mother, in turn, called Ching and told him to go home, the ruling said. He asked her to come outside to talk, but she refused and warned her uncle that Ching was on his way to the house, it said.When Ching rang the doorbell, it was Agsaulio who answered and refused to let him in, the document said. They talked for a few minutes, then Ching began “hacking and slashing” at Agsaulio before he could be restrained, it said.Agsaulio was still alive when Ching was arrested and charged with assault, it said. He gave a statement to police, saying he had only wanted to talk to his wife and had not tried to kill anyone, it said.By the end of the interview, however, police informed Ching that Agsaulio had died and the charge would be upgraded to first-degree murder, the decision said. Ching then asked to use the bathroom, ran towards the stairwell and tried to “fling himself headfirst over the railing,” but officers held him back, it said.He gave a second statement to police the next day, repeating that he had gone to the house to speak to his ex and had not intended to hurt anyone, the document said.Ching said he had brought the knife and hatchet because he wanted to threaten to hurt himself if his ex didn’t take him back, it said. He also told officers he had bought the weapons a long time ago.Second-degree murder carries an automatic life sentence with no chance of parole for 10 to 25 years.Paola Loriggio, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Global demand for teachers affecting TCI Public Education system

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 21 Oct 2015 – TCI The Department of Education is fighting to fill teacher vacancies within the public school system due to a global demand for these professionals. During House of Assembly, the Minister addressed concerns about teacher shortages and gave an update on teachers who are now in country and will take up their posts and others who are soon to come and will fill some voids. Hon Akierra Missick said it is not easy getting teachers despite the recent improvements in educators’ salaries in the public sector. “This is a trend that other Caribbean countries are also seeing because there are sometimes better offers that are not just in terms of salary, but some countries are offering residency, citizenship, free access to education for those children that may travel with their parents – so finding teachers in the global world is a challenge.”Turks and Caicos, like others in the region is losing teachers to countries who are able to make juicier job offers. The Education Department has been working on not only improving the caliber of expatriate teachers, but on the indigenous ones with scholarships for teaching degrees and upgrades for Bachelors’ degrees or help with specialty studies. “We have as a Ministry moved forward with the training and educating through our scholarship policy to increase our local complement of teachers so that we can have a local complement that is committed to the Turks and Caicos Islands.” As recently as last week, there was a resignation by an expat teacher in the public school system which now sends the Ministry on the hunt for a replacement. According to Minister Missick, this is becoming all too common. Ministry of Education introduces pilot program Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:akierra missick, shortage, teacher Recommended for you Education Minister touts new ICT platform for Public Schools Education Minister tours schools this weeklast_img read more