Haywood County Shooting Victims Identified

first_imgHaywood County Sheriff’s Office detectives continue to investigate two deaths that occurred in the Fines Creek area.At 6:53 p.m. Wednesday, December 13, 2017, deputies responded to a residence after receiving a call that an individual had been shot. Upon arrival, deputies found two deceased individuals.The deceased have been identified as Nina Christina Martin, 36, and James Mark Ferguson Junior, 56.Detectives say Martin and Ferguson knew each other and both sustained gunshot wounds. They add that they believe this was an isolated incident.The investigation into the circumstances surrounding the deaths is ongoing.last_img read more

How TouringPlans Calculate Attraction Closures

first_imgShare This!One of the most disappointing things that can happen at Walt Disney World, or any theme park, is to arrive at an attraction and find out the ride is closed. Some poor Cast Member has to tell a countless number of guests that the attraction is unavailable. The next questions the cast member gets is “When will it reopen?” and “Why is it closed?” Many closures are due to weather. Beyond that, the cast member generally will not know (or will not share) much information, nor will he or she tell you how long a closure will last.Back in May, Len Testa announced that the Lines app now predicts when closed attractions will reopen. Re-optimized touring plans will adjust plans and moved a closed attraction to a time we expect the ride to be reopened. A warning: This post is on the geeky side and shows the analysis that is being used to make the app work. If you don’t want to peek inside the black box, feel free to stop reading. If you choose to proceed, may the light shine upon thee.Along with the millions of wait times that are submitted to TouringPlans we also get thousands of submissions that mark attractions as closed. In the past 365 days, we identified 1,890 attraction closures at Walt Disney World. To save you a trek across the park, the Lines app indicates when attractions are closed. A submission of an active wait time also tells us when the attraction reopens. With this information, we can do better than the Disney cast members and estimate how long an attraction will be closed.Not all closures are equal. Different attractions have different protocols for re-opening. Some attractions have to go through a whole safety check cycle for any type of closure. The length of closures can also depend on the time of day. If an attraction goes down close to the end of the day, Disney may choose not to even try to re-open it.The good news is that most closures are short: 40% of all closures are under 20 minutes, and just 8% of closures are more than 100 minutes. Below are a few attractions and the distribution of length of closures. The highlighted bar is the median closure length. The median is the point where half the data is below and half the data is above. Once a closure is reported the app will estimate a reopening time. The initial estimate is based on the attraction previous closures and the time of day.If the reopening time is approaching and the attraction is still reported close, the reopening time will be pushed back. The Lines app will tell you two pieces of information: last reported closure time, and when the attraction will reopen.Have you used the reopening feature in Lines? Hopefully, it has helped you and improved your touring.last_img read more

Spencer/Columbus football cannot stop unbeaten Eau Claire Regis

first_imgRockets drop to 5-2By Paul LeckerSports ReporterMARSHFIELD — A wild first half had the Spencer/Columbus football team dreaming of getting back in the Cloverbelt Conference championship race, but a second-half run by Eau Claire Regis squashed those thoughts.After the Rockets raced out to a 32-20 lead late in the second quarter, Regis scored 42 unanswered points to down Spencer/Columbus 62-32 and ruin Columbus Catholic High School’s homecoming game Saturday afternoon at Beell Stadium.Regis quarterback Paul Petit threw a 63-yard touchdown pass to Samuel Forden with 1:16 to go in the first half and hit him again for 22 yards midway through the third quarter to give the Ramblers their first lead at 34-32.Petit tossed another TD pass to Alex Rocksvold, and the Ramblers (7-0, 6-0 Cloverbelt Conference) added three more scores in the fourth quarter to pull away.Spencer/Columbus (5-2 overall and Cloverbelt Conference) led 12-0 after the first quarter on a pair of Noah Zastrow touchdowns.Zastrow added a 63-yard TD in the second quarter, and Hunter Luepke ran 82 yards for a score to give Spencer/Columbus a 24-13 lead.After Rocksvold scored, Zastrow answered with a 7-yard touchdown run to put the Rockets up 32-20 with 2:18 to go before halftime and give Spencer/Columbus its final points of the game.Both Luepke and Zastrow were injured in the third quarter, and the Rockets’ offense suffered.“Hats off to Regis on a well-played physical game,” Spencer/Columbus coach Jason Gorst said. “We did some things well but have a ways to go yet. We need to get healthy and work to improve. I was proud of our overall effort. Our guys really left it out there today.”Spencer/Columbus plays at Altoona on Friday.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)Ramblers 62, Rockets 32Eau Claire Regis 0 27 14 21 – 62Spencer/Columbus 12 20 0 0 – 32First QuarterSC – Noah Zastrow 2 run (run failed), 4:08.SC – Zastrow 53 pass from Jarred Mandel (run failed), 4:00.Second QuarterECR – Samuel Forden 14 pass from Paul Petit (Jack Nocolai kick), 11:18.SC – Zastrow 63 run (pass failed), 11:01.ECR – Noel Ortiz (run failed), 10:07.SC – Luepke 82 run (kick missed), 9:10.ECR – Alex Rocksvold 5 run (Nocolai kick), 6;08.SC – Zastrow 7 run (Zastrow run), 2:18.ECR – Forden 63 pass from Petit (Nocolai kick), 1:16.Third QuarterECR – Forden 22 pass from Petit (Nocolai kick), 6:58.ECR – Rocksvold 26 pass from Petit (Nocolai kick), 3:35.Fourth QuarterECR – Jake Burns 9 run (Nocolai kick), 11:35.ECR – Rocksvold 30 run (Nocolai kick), 9:07.ECR – Kadin Peterson 25 pass from Will Jordahl (Nocolai kick), 3:46.Team StatisticsFirst downs: ECR 21; SC 18.Rushing (att-yards): ECR 39-263; SC 46-317.Passing (comp-att-yards-int): ECR 10-19-227-0; SC 7-15-139-1.Penalties (no.-yards): ECR 6-45; SC 5-55.Fumbles (total-lost): ECR 1-1; SC 3-3.Punting (no.-avg.): ECR 1-35.0; SC 2-23.5.Individual StatisticsRushing: ECR, Noel Ortiz 14-133, Jake Burns 10-58, Alex Rocksvold 3-38, Paul Petit 2-13, Isaac Michels 1-6, Andrew Root 1-5, Caleb Brickner 3-4, No. 24 1-3, No. 1 1-2, Vincent Lokken 2-2, Calvin Diaz 1-minus 1. SC, Hunter Luepke 18-159, Noah Zastrow 15-132, Jacob Miller 5-18, Leonardo Rodriguez 1-12, Shane Hamm 1-3, Andres Rodriguez 1-1, Carson Hildebrant 2-0, Jarred Mandel 1-minus 2, Austin Bacon 2-minus 6.Passing: ECR, Petit 9-18-202-0, Will Jordahl 1-1-25-0. SC, Mandel 6-13-86-1, Zastrow 1-1-11-0, Bacon 0-1-0-0.Receiving: ECR, Samuel Forden 4-114, Rocksvold 3-47, Kadin Peterson 1-25, Jacob Saldnek 1-25, Ben Sokup 1-16. SC, Karak Bushman 2-15, Zastrow 1-53, Ethan Meece 1-12, Luepke 1-11, Miller 1-4, Hildebrandt 1-2.Records: Regis 7-0, 6-0 Cloverbelt Conference; Spencer/Columbus 5-2 overall and Cloverbelt Conference.last_img read more

Chilling video from inside Convair crash

first_imgWreckage of the MAC Convair 340 Chilling video has emerged from inside the Convair 340 that crashed in Pretoria last week showing the aircraft struggling to turn back to the airport after engine problems.The video, taken on an iPhone, shows smoke streaming and flames from one of the engines, and somebody saying “It’s getting bad, it’s getting very, very bad”.In the background, somebody shouts: “Make sure you’re strapped in, strap in” just before the planes crashes.The video continues after the plane crashes into a factory.Qantas pilot Douglas Haywood and retired Qantas captain Ross Kelly are believed to have been flying the plane and Mr Kelly’s wife was also on board.All three were seriously injured but the prognosis was said to be optimistic in a Facebook post this week by the owner of the aircraft, Rovos Rail.The pilots had a combined 37,000 hours flying experience and the news shocked the Qantas pilot community in Australia.The Australians are among 19 passengers and crew injured when the vintage aircraft, registered  ZS-BRV, has crashed during a test flight out of Wonderboom Airport, near the city of Pretoria in South Africa. One crew member, South African Chris Barnard, was killed in the crash and a worker from a factory hit by the aircraft has since died.According to Aviation-Safety.net the aircraft, which has 20 aboard, had been donated by the owner, Rovos Air, to the Dutch aviation theme park Aviodrome.READ: World’s safest airlinesAccording to the website “during takeoff from Wonderboom Airport, the aircraft was seen trailing brown smoke from the no.1 engine.”“Eyewitnesses also reported observing flames. The pilot flew a circuit for an emergency landing back ton runway 29. It went down about 6 km to the east of the airport. The aircraft impacted a shed and broke up. One of the crew members sustained fatal injuries.”last_img read more

Technology: Downturn in Economy Means Less Money for IT

first_imgGartner has revised downward its estimates for IT spending over the next four years because of the severe downturn in the economy. The estimates still forecast growth in the industry, just not as fast as what had been earlier forecast. Enterprise software is expected to come in around $229.2 billion in 2008, a 13.9 percent increase over 2007.In 2009, it is expected to grow 6.6 percent to reach $244.3 billion.On the bright side, Gartner sees organizations looking for Business Process Management software to be even in higher demand to help business further streamline their processes. The IT winning technologies are those that are expected to have big paybacks quickly to the bottom line:Consolidation of enterprise software into a single-stack vendorPC Virtualization will helpAdoption of Open SourceCollaboration and unified communicationOne area likely to be hit are longer-term architectural initiatives like SOA.last_img read more

Missouri poised to require expanded insurance for children with disabilities

first_img(Missourinet) In 2010, the Missouri Legislature passed a bill requiring insurance companies to cover therapies for the state’s autistic children. A measure passed this year expands that policy by mandating insurers to include physical, occupational and speech therapies for Missouri’s physically and developmentally disabled kids up to age 18. The move will make the Show-Me State among three states in the nation to have a therapy requirement for all children with such challenges.The Schelps pictured with Gov. Mike Parson during bill signingThe bipartisan bill, sponsored by State Representative Chuck Basye, R-Rocheport, was attached to a healthcare bill with several other components. It was signed into law this month by Gov. Mike Parson, a Republican, and takes effect with 2020 insurance plans.Robyn Schelp, of central Missouri’s Columbia, has been a leading advocate of the law because her 11-year-old son, Nathan, is developmentally challenged.“It’s not going to impact him that much anymore like it would have ten years ago, but it needs to be done for all kiddos,” says Schelp. “This is not about Nathan. It’s not about Will. It’s not about the kids that are walking the halls. It’s about all of Missouri’s children.”Schelp’s pursuit for the law included leaving the language broad for all disabilities to get equal treatment.“It is so important that all disabilities be included to do with anything in the disability world,” she says. “This (bill) includes disabilities like Down syndrome, which is pretty common, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, to the really rare genetic disorders. Or like my son, who has a genetic disorder that they can’t even figure out what it is.”In the provision of Senate Bill 514, it says that insurance companies must be limited to a number of visits per calendar year, provided that additional visits shall be covered if approved and deemed medically necessary by the health benefit plan. Schelp is hopeful that more therapy providers will surface in Missouri, especially in schools and in rural areas where healthcare resources are especially limited.“It (the law) impacts their families. It’s impacts their neighbors. It impacts their classrooms – their classmates. It impacts the community. When we start to get beyond ourselves, we can realize when everybody’s needs are met, everybody benefits,” Schelp says.Now that Missouri will soon become the third state to expand coverage, Schelp does not plan to stop advocating for the cause.“Our goal is to see nationwide change. We want this (requirement) to happen everywhere,” says Schelp. “It should have already happened everywhere, but now it’s time to make sure it happens everywhere throughout the country.”last_img read more

Perez uncorks 28 as Lyceum goes up 15-0

first_imgWinter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH The Golden Stags, though, refused to let go, with Allyn Bulanadi cutting the deficit down to one, 74-73, in the final 1:43.Nzeusseu drilled two freebies on the other end to restore the Lyceum lead back up to three, 76-73, but Jayson David and RK Ilagan botched their attempts in the ensuing possession, giving Jaycee Marcelino a chance to score the game-clinching drive.While he is glad to see the character of his players, Robinson warned his Pirates to stick to the right mindset they approach their final elimination games against Letran, Jose Rizal U, and San Beda.“We really have to be mentally tough. What’s more than physical toughness is the mental aspect of that. At the end of the day, it’s the final score that matters,” he said.Bulanadi carried San Sebastian with 19 points and eight rebounds, while Michael Calisaan had 13 markers and 11 boards in the losing effort.ADVERTISEMENT Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse charges LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MJ Ayaay proved to be the perfect partner for Perez, getting the job done on the defensive end while tallying 11 markers, seven boards, an assist, a steal, and a block.Jaycee Marcelino chipped in 11 points, none bigger than his game-sealing lay-up with 19.1 seconds to go, along with six rebounds, while Mike Nzeusseu got a double-double of 11 markers and 11 boards in the win.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“I really don’t know how these guys keep on fighting through the pressure and the adversity. Credit goes to the players because they really are the ones making my job easy,” said coach Topex Robinson, whose wards recorded the second-best start in NCAA history next to San Beda’s 16-0 run in Season 86 back in 2010.But it was an uphill battle for Lyceum from the get-go before Perez gave his side a 70-62 lead with 5:07 remaining. ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’center_img #KicksStalker: Terrence Romeo makes history with launch of signature shoe ‘TR7’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim MOST READ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netCJ Perez unleashed a career-high 28 points as Lyceum survived its toughest test yet, escaping San Sebastian, 78-73, to go up 15-0 in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The energetic forward went 3-of-8 from beyond the arc, on top of 10 rebounds, four steals, an assist, and a block to preserve the Pirates’ unbeaten run.ADVERTISEMENT No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors The Scores:LYCEUM 78 – Perez 28, Ayaay 11, Marcelino JC 11, Nzeusseu 11, Pretta 6, Marcelino JV 5, Ibanez 3, Srrano 2, Caduyac 1, Cinco 0, Baltazar 0, Tansingco 0.SAN SEBASTIAN 73 – Bulanadi 19, Calisaan 13, David 9, Navarro 9, Ilagan 9, Costelo 6, Baetiong 4, Baytan 3, Mercado 1, Calma 0, Are 0, Valdez 0.Quarters: 18-7, 33-27, 52-49, 78-73. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. View commentslast_img read more

Kick it Out: Education is key

first_imgPremier League Education not punishment key in anti-discrimination fight – Kick it Out Peter Staunton Click here to see more stories from this author Chief Correspondent 20:17 10/4/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Alvaro Morata Chelsea Stoke City Premier League Crystal Palace v Chelsea Liverpool v Manchester United Manchester United Chelsea Morata Romelu Lukaku Premier League has been in the spotlight due to illicit chanting in the early part of the season but it’s vital to inform fans of what causes offence Anti-discrimination organisation Kick it Out says educating rather than punishing fans should be top priority after a start to the Premier League season marred by illicit chants.Controversy has raged over a Manchester United chant which involved a racist stereotype around Romelu Lukaku while Chelsea fans came under fire for a chant towards Alvaro Morata deemed anti-Semitic.Furthermore, a Leicester City fan was fined for homophobic abuse following a game against Brighton & Hove Albion in August. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. Kick it Out has previously condemned the behaviour of the offending fans but wants to provide more education and information in order to better explain why these chants are unacceptable.“Education sits central to everything we do,” CEO Roisin Wood told Goal at the Leaders in Sport summit at Stamford Bridge.“We have no interest in banning fans unless it’s proportionate to what they’ve done. What we’re interested in saying to some fans is that it’s not what the player wants and not what the club wants.“Some fans have actually come through to us and said ‘we do find that offensive, we don’t want to hear that’.“That’s what’s important, to educate fans. We’re not there to punish you. You’re supporting your player, your club, I get that, so talk to us about some of the things you could do to help.”Anti-discrimination efforts Europe-wide are under the spotlight this week with Lazio being forced to play their next two Serie A home fixtures in front of an empty Curva Nord following racist chanting towards two Sassuolo players last weekend, while UEFA has opened proceedings against Spartak Moscow after a Liverpool under-21 player suffered abuse in a UEFA Youth League match last week.And, despite the chanting in the Premier League, Wood believes British football remains at the forefront of the fight against discrimination across the continent.“I think we’re still leading the way,” she says. “We’ve come a long way in the last 25 years. Is there loads to do? Absolutely there is. But I still see some of the things coming through to us from Europe and I’m talking to people who have travelled abroad with some of the teams and they say you’re not going to hear here what you’re hearing there.“We’ve still got loads to do but I think we’re not very good at communicating what we do sometimes. We need to get better at that. The messages of diversity and inclusion, I just don’t think we tell the world that all the time.”The Leaders Sport Business Summit, taking place during Leaders Week at Chelsea FC, gathers 1800 director level executives from all over the world to share intelligence and spark discussions that will help shape the future of sport. For more information please visit: https://leadersinsport.com/leaders-week/ Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Alabama, Florida State Named 2016 National Signing Day Recruiting Champions

first_imgGraphic shows the best recruiting classes in the country.Entering yesterday’s National Signing Day, Alabama sat behind schools like Florida State, LSU, Michigan, and Ohio State in the national recruiting rankings. After a huge day, highlighted by the commitments of five-star linebackers Ben Davis and Mack Wilson, the Crimson Tide class was ranked No. 1 by three of the four major recruiting services: 247Sports, Rivals, and Scout. Here are how the rankings for those sites shook out after the dust settled on National Signing Day.247Sports:247sports 2-4Rivals:rivals 2-4Scout:scout 2-4The one ranking site that spurned Alabama? According to ESPN, the Crimson Tide were edged out by the Florida State Seminoles.espn 2-4As you’d expect with those results, 247Sports’ composite ranking, which utilizes all four of the major services, also has Alabama No. 1.247 composite 2-4Alabama has four national championships on the field under Nick Saban, and amazingly, they are even more dominant in the recruiting game. The Tide have signed a top recruiting class for six straight years now, and there is no sign that Saban and his staff are slowing down.last_img read more