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Ocean City Police Activity Report for Dec. 6 to 12

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first_imgPUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS:Just a reminder that it is a violation of a City Ordinance to have dogs on the boardwalk anytime during the year.City Ordinance 87-17sec.4-32 prohibits any Boat/Trailer over 22 feet in overall length from being parked on a city street. Any boat/trailer less than 22 feet in overall length can only remain on a city street for three consecutive days. Officers will be issuing summons and towing boats/trailers for any observed violations. Ocean City Police Department December 8, 2015: TuesdayCalls for service: 67Motor Vehicle Stops: 29Motor Vehicle Accidents: 1Property Checks: 19Alarms: 1The Police Department assisted with 4 fire and 4 EMS callsTheft, 500 block West Ave., at 8:44amMotor vehicle accident, 5th St. & West Ave., at 2:52pmWarrant, 34th St., one in custody, at 7:54pm December 11, 2015: FridayCalls for service: 56Motor Vehicle Stops: 14Motor Vehicle Accidents: 0Property Checks: 17Alarms: 3The Police Department assisted with 4 fire and 1 EMS callsTheft, 500 block Bay Ave., at 10:00amTheft, 800 block Central Ave., at 1:23pmTheft, 300 block Ocean Ave., at 1:12pmWarrant, Aldrich Rd., one in custody, at 8:37pm December 6 – 12, 2015Calls for Service: 435Daily Average: 62 December 12, 2015: Saturday Calls for service: 64Motor Vehicle Stops: 30Motor Vehicle Accidents: 0Property Checks: 9Alarms: 2The Police Department assisted with 5 fire and 5 EMS callsTheft, 400 block Simpson Ave., at 8:59amTheft, 400 block Wesley Ave., at 3:43pm December 9, 2015: WednesdayCalls for service: 77Motor Vehicle Stops: 35Motor Vehicle Accidents: 0Property Checks: 25Alarms: 0The Police Department assisted with 4 fire and 4 EMS callsTheft, 3400 block Simpson Ave., at 2:05pmcenter_img December 10, 2015: ThursdayCalls for service: 56Motor Vehicle Stops: 13Motor Vehicle Accidents: 0Property Checks: 16Alarms: 4The Police Department assisted with 2 fire and 4 EMS callsFraud, Sunset Pl., at 1:43pm OCEAN CITY POLICE SUMMARIZED WEEK’S ACTIVITIES December 6, 2015: Sunday                                                Calls for service: 52Motor Vehicle Stops: 24Motor Vehicle Accidents: 1Property Checks: 17Alarms: 2The Police Department assisted with 3 Fire and 3 EMS callsMotor vehicle accident, 9th St. & Bay Ave., at 3:17pm December 7, 2015: Monday Calls for service: 62Motor Vehicle Stops: 17Motor Vehicle Accidents: 2Property Checks: 20Alarms: 2The Police Department assisted with 2 Fire and 4 EMS callWarrant, 900 block West Ave., one in custody, at 12:15pmMotor vehicle accident, 7th St. & West Ave., at 12:15pmTheft, 1700 block Simpson Ave., at 3:23pmMotor vehicle accident, 600 block Asbury Ave., at 3:47pmCDS, 600 block Wesley Ave., at 8:32pmWarrant, 600 block West Ave., one in custody, at 8:32pmlast_img read more

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I work for everybody back home’

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first_imgEditor’s Note: This is the second story in a series featuring Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s graduates serving as members of Congress. This series, titled “Trading Golden Dome for Capitol Dome,” will run on Fridays.  Election Day 2012 marked the election of Sen. Joe Donnelly, the first Democrat to win an Indiana statewide race in more than a decade, and the end of one of the most contentious Senate races in Indiana history.  After State Treasurer Richard Mourdock beat out six-term senator Richard Lugar in the Republican primary, Mourdock faced then-Representative Donnelly in the general election. The contest culminated in a debate at New Albany, Ind., at Indiana-University Southeast, where a comment he made about abortion and rape gained national attention.  Donnelly, a “Double Domer” who graduated from Notre Dame with a B.A. in 1977 and with a J.D. in 1981, said his faith in the people of Indiana and his Notre Dame education helped him to focus on the path to the Senate, despite partisan conflict. “It’s not usually the easiest path as a Democrat in Indiana,” Donnelly said. “But, what I always knew was that the people of Indiana are common-sense, are willing to listen, and are a lot more focused on what’s right and building our state than they are worried about party labels.  “So, I never worried about party labels, and the other part is what you learn at Notre Dame is that you do your very best, you stand up for what is right, you try to have an effect on those things you can change, [but] on the things you have no control over, you can’t worry about them.” At Notre Dame, Donnelly majored in government and also studied business. “While I didn’t have a business degree or business minor, a lot of my electives were in the business area, so I tried to combine [government and business] while at Notre Dame,” he said. “I had an interest in becoming an attorney, and I think that mix really lent itself well to that field.” After graduation, Donnelly practiced law, worked at his family’s printing and rubber stamp company and served on the Indiana State Election Board. In 2004, he ran for and secured Indiana’s 2nd district congressional seat, and secured the seat in 2006. “I had never actually expected to run for office again,” Donnelly said. “That was probably for a 15-year period. I just raised my family and tried to be a good member of the local community, then was asked by members of the local Democratic Party if I would consider running for Congress.” Donnelly said serving as the representative for Indiana’s 2nd district prepared him to work as a senator for the state of Indiana.  “What made it easier is that in many ways, the 2nd district is a microcosm of the state, and the state is a microcosm of the country,” he said. “And so, the needs of the people of the 2nd district, the concerns of the people of the second district, were reflective of the entire state.”  Donnelly said his time in the House, in part, guided his goals as a senator. “I came in with areas that I wanted to focus on, based on my time in the House,” he said. “No. 1, first and foremost, would be that every Hoosier who wants a job, can have a job. When Mom and Dad are working, everything works much better for the family – everything works much better for our state. So, a huge portion of my efforts have been in making sure that we continue to grow our economy and create more jobs.” As a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Donnelly said resolving the United States’ involvement in Afghanistan sits at the top of his priority list. “I’ve been focused on making sure we have a solid plan to come home from Afghanistan, to do it in a way that enables Afghanistan to stand up on their own and have our men and women back home in South Bend and in Rising Sun and in Merrillville and in Indianapolis, rather than in Kabul,” he said. Donnelly is following the situation in Syria closely and soliciting opinions on the issue from his constituents, his communications director, Elizabeth Shappell, said.  “He supports President Obama’s decision to seek Congressional approval,” Shappell said. “Like all Hoosiers, he strongly condemns the use of chemical weapons and is carefully reviewing proposed options for ongoing humanitarian assistance and possible military action.”  Donnelly announced his support for same-sex marriage in an April 5 post on his Facebook page. His desire for all people to feel comfortable in Indiana motivated this decision, he said. “My feeling is that as we look at this, as a state, Indiana wants to be welcoming to all of our citizens,” Donnelly said. “To our brothers and sisters, our sons and daughters – I want them all to feel that no matter what their beliefs, they can find a home in Indiana. For our companies, [we don’t want them] to lose extraordinary talent and extraordinary people because we weren’t welcoming to them on this issue. “As I said, this is no way any suggestion to any Church as to what they [should] believe or what they should do. This is simply recognition that we want Indiana to be a welcoming state.” Donnelly said his experience in the House, his role as a father and talks with friends inform his policy positions. Staying connected to his constituents also shapes his actions as a senator.  “I go home every weekend,” Donnelly said. “There is so much more wisdom in Indiana than there is in Washington, D.C., and so in a typical day at home I’ll be visiting with a group of farmers. I’ll be visiting with a group of small business people. I’ll stop at the local supermarket to get something, and people are more than happy to come up and tell me what they think. “I get my knowledge, my wisdom, from everyone back home. … I keep that sign in the office up there, ‘Hoosier Common Sense,’ because that’s what we try to do. I think that is what the country needs, and that is what I try to reflect every day.” These frequent interactions with his constituents keep Donnelly grounded. “What I never forget is that I’m the hired help,” he said. “I work for everybody back home. That’s my obligation.” Donnelly’s connection to Notre Dame also shapes his beliefs, he said.  “I think [University President Fr. John Jenkins] is an extraordinary president,” Donnelly said. “I think [University President Emeritus Fr. Monk Malloy] was as well, and I went to school there when [University President Emeritus Fr. Theodore Hesburgh] was our president. Fr. Hesburgh made it very clear that you have an obligation to not only look out for yourself, but to look out for your brothers and sisters, and tried to make sure that everyone who graduated from Notre Dame understood that you had a bigger obligation than just making sure that you’re all squared away. “We’ve had extraordinary leadership. … Obviously, Our Lady really looks out for the school because of who she has put in charge.” Donnelly said he remains extremely grateful for his Notre Dame education, which continues to shape how he approaches the world around him. “I never in a million years expected to be able to go there,” he said. “I was just a middle-class kid; it was almost just beyond my wildest dreams. … What Notre Dame does is it colors the way you look at every issue so that it’s not just about yourself, or it’s not just about a narrow set of views. But you look at things in a way that says, ‘How does this affect all of us? How do we make our country better? How do we make our nation stronger? How do we do what is fair and what is just?’ “I say a little prayer that I can do that every day, and I’m far from perfect. I don’t hit a home run every day. But I do my best, and that was shaped in large measure by folks like my parents, by Fr. Hesburgh. … They ground you very well, and if I had to do it all over again I’d do it in a heartbeat. I wouldn’t go anywhere else.”  Contact Nicole Michels at [email protected]last_img read more

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Former SU wide receiver Ervin Philips signs as undrafted free agent with Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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first_imgFormer Syracuse wide receiver Ervin Philips has signed a contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Philips is the second SU player — after Zaire Franklin was drafted in the seventh round by the Indianapolis Colts — to commit to a team during the 2018 NFL Draft weekend.Philips appeared in all 12 games for the Orange in 2017, snagging 89 catches for 904 yards and four touchdowns. His 89 receptions pushed him to an SU program record, 223 career receptions. He finished his career as one of two players in ACC history with multiple 85-plus reception seasons. Philips hit a career-high with 188 receiving yards against North Carolina State on Sept. 30, 2017, during which he set the ACC and Syracuse records for most catches in a game with 17.The 5-foot-11, 181-pound receiver also contributed lightly on the ground in his senior year, carrying the ball 11 times for 76 yards and a touchdown. In four years with SU, Philips totaled 2,069 receiving yards and 522 rushing yards. Comments Published on April 28, 2018 at 8:50 pm Contact Josh: [email protected] | @Schafer_44 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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DOT moving ahead with road construction

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first_imgDES MOINES — The director of the Iowa Department of Transportation says they are moving ahead with road construction projects as the weather allows.Scott Marler told the Transportation Commission Monday that he’s been talking with the asphalt and concrete companies and engineers.“We had a meeting with these folks to make sure that our road construction program is continuing, and we assured them that is our intent,” Marler says. He says traffic volume is down with the coronavirus emergency orders in place, and they are looking at how that can help them.“We’ve been talking about how to take advantage of the lower traffic volumes to do lane closures more efficiently,” he says. Marler says more than 70% of DOT employees are telecommuting. “Essentially we are open for business and we are continuing to get our work done and develop our projects and prepare for lettings,” according to Marler.The DOT’s Stuart Anderson gave the Transportation Commission an update on the federal recovery funds. “Transit agencies and intercity bus carriers that serve rural communities in Iowa are being allocated over 107 million dollars,” Anderson says. “Some of that flows directly to the larger transit agencies, other portions of that funding flows through the Iowa DOT and on to public transit agencies,” Anderson says.He says the funding will help the systems that have been hit by a drop in riders since the coronavirus outbreak. “That funding is very flexible and is 100 percent federal funding and is available until expended. We will be working very closely with the transit agencies to get that money to work,” he says.last_img read more

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COVID-19 Update: A Look at Long-Term Care Facilities

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first_imgAs of Wednesday, there have been a total of 162,068 positive COVID-19 cases statewide, an increase of 652 overnight. Of that number, there have been 11,880 deaths. Over a seven-day average, with cumulative data from April 11 to June 2, there have been 5,232 lab confirmed deaths at long-term care facilities from the virus. Hospitals statewide have reported a total of 2,250 hospitalizations from April 4 to June 2. Increasing transparency and accountability is another major highlight, calling for new procedures to regulate and monitor facility owners, improving oversight and increasing penalties for those who fail to comply. Lastly, it calls for an overall more resilient and higher quality system. The goal is to require facilities to maintain infection control preventionists to better support current surveillance efforts. There are four core recommendations outlined in the report, the first being to strengthen the emergency response capacity. It suggests establishing a new long-term care emergency operations center, which would be a “central point of command” specifically for public health response for these facilities, Murphy said. It also calls for a forward-looking COVID-19 testing plan and stronger resident and family communications. That’s why weeks ago Gov. Phil Murphy called for a team of experts to look at ways to improve the quality, safety and resiliency of the long-term care system. On Wednesday, the team released its report during the governor’s daily press conference. NEW JERSEY – Residents and staff members of long-term care facilities have been hit the hardest during the COVID-19 pandemic. “We continue to trend in the right direction on all the vital indicators,” said Murphy. “The past two weeks have been filled with many more green lights than red ones.” The team was led by 30-year health policy expert Cindy Mann and former deputy commissioner at the centers for Medicare and Medicaid services Carol Raphael. Their recommendations outline how facilities can move forward and reopen for new residents and visitors, and how they can best address mitigation and protection, said Murphy. The team conducted over 50 interviews to put the report together. That’s why this week the governor announced reopening dates for outdoor dining and nonessential in-person retail shopping, effective June 15. Restaurants and bars will have to abide by numerous safety and sanitary protocols when they do open, Murphy said. Salons and barber shops will reopen June 22, with gyms and health clubs expected to follow shortly after.center_img Next, the report suggests stabilizing facilities and bolstering their workforce, Murphy said. That means ensuring staff members have access to paid sick leave, higher wages, minimum staff ratios for direct care and medical loss ratios to ensure payments are used for patient care “and not for lining owners’ pockets,” he added. “That’s a common sense call given that approximately one-third of the New Jersey nursing homes surveyed in 2017 were cited for an infection prevention and control deficiency,” said Murphy. But new hospitalizations and patients in the hospital, ICUs and on ventilators continue to trend downward since the peak of the virus mid-April. “One of the greatest challenges we have faced throughout this pandemic has been the spread of COVID-19 in our long-term care facilities,” said Murphy. “This virus has had a tremendous impact and taken a significant toll on both residents and staff members. New Jersey is far from alone in this grim reality.” “COVID-19 exacerbated longstanding, underlying systemic issues affecting nursing home care in New Jersey,” Murphy said, reading from the report. The article originally appeared in the June 4 – 10, 2020 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

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Business is blooming for star gardener Paddy with new Letterkenny store

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first_imgPaddy McDermott, one of Donegal’s best-known gardening talents, is enjoying great growth in his business ventures.Paddy, who is from Burt, has had an exciting summer as the winner of RTE’s Super Garden Viewers’ Choice Award. He was Donegal’s first finalist in the TV competition, which saw cameras coming to Letterkenny to film him transforming a local family’s garden.And now Paddy is putting down roots in Letterkenny with a second branch of his Creative Landscaping Works store. The official opening will take place on Saturday 17th August and it promises to be a fun day out for all with special offers. Alongside his popular store in Bridgend, Paddy’s Letterkenny store offers everything you could need to design your dream garden with ease.Watch the video below for a tour of the brand new store:He was also recently awarded a coveted Business All Star Accreditation, which is an independently verified standard mark for businesses based on rigorous selection criteria; performance, trust and customer centricity.With Paddy’s expertise, you can get help to make your garden an attractive space to relax and play. Creative Landscaping Works is the north west’s leading artificial grass supplier, providing premium quality synthetic green grass 365 days a year. Which means no mowing! They also sell Tobermore concrete block paving and paving flags/slabs, which come with a 25 year guarantee. Get your paving sealers and outdoor cleaning products in store.And for the little ones, Creative Landscaping Works specialised in outdoor playframes and fun. Find playframes, trampolines, swings, goal posts and more to suit any garden size at the stores. There is a wide range of playframe accessories available, from swing seats, slides, handles, climbing rocks, telescopes, steering wheels and more.Paddy McDermott at the new Creative Landscaping Works, Lisnennan LetterkennyThey also have great quality garden furniture, seating and firepits to create a relaxing area for winding down outside. Plus, you’ll find artificial plants and hedges for hassle-free designing.Paddy has it all in the Creative Landscaping stores, with hand tools and DIY equipment including screws, nails and fixings all under one roof. And you can get the best advice from the team on how to make the most of your space.Creative Landscaping Works LetterkennyCiaran at Creative Landscaping Works BridgendCreative Landscaping Works LetterkennyDavid at Creative Landscaping Works, Lisnennan LetterkennyWhy not call into the grand opening of the new store at Lisnennan Letterkenny for a browse of all the stock. The opening party will feature family fun events and an environmentally friendly car exhibition. Plus, customers can book into a free one day design clinic taking place on Saturday – call 087 937 9967 to get booked in now.With Highland Radio broadcasting from 12noon, it’s sure to be a fun day out. Paddy and the team are looking forward to welcoming everyone.Follow Creative Landscaping Works on Facebook for regular offers and updates from Letterkenny and BridgendPaddy McDermott at the new Creative Landscaping Works, Lisnennan LetterkennyBusiness is blooming for star gardener Paddy with new Letterkenny store was last modified: August 12th, 2019 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:Businesscreative landscaping worksGardeningOutdoorPaddy McDermottStoresuper gardenlast_img read more

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Watch Ohio FFA Convention Talent Show Here

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first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Online coverage of the 91st Ohio FFA State Convention sponsored by Wilmington College.If you’re having video issues, refresh the page or click this link to watch it on the Ohio Ag Net Facebook page.last_img

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Winter Paralympics: the best bits from the Pyeongchang Games

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first_imgShare on Facebook Pinterest Pinterest Reuse this content Share on Pinterest Oksana Masters: from Chernobyl to Pyeongchang Paralympics golds Ekaterina Rumyantseva returned to Russia as the Neutral Paralympic Athletes with the most gold medals Photograph: Vladimir Smirnov/TASS Since you’re here… Facebook Facebook features Facebook Twitter Pinterest Gold medallist Menna Fitzpatrick of Britain and her guide Jennifer Kehoe, silver medallist Henrieta Farkasova of Slovakia and her guide Natalia Subrtova, and bronze medallist Millie Knight of Britain and her guide Brett Wild on the podium Photograph: Paul Hanna/Reuters The British alpine para-skiiers received a large amount of funding in the run-up to Pyeongchang – £2.7m. “We had so much funding and support after Kelly Gallagher and Charlotte Evans won their gold [in Sochi] so I only hope we will create the same after ours,” said Fitzpatrick.The Paralympics GB chef de mission, Penny Briscoe, said: “We came into these Games with clear potential on snow and ice. I’m proud of every one of the 17 athletes in this team. Even away from the medals, there have been some stunning performances and personal bests.”The Neutral Paralympic AthletesOne country that didn’t take part – officially – was Russia. The International Paralympic Committee had suspended the Russian Paralympic Committee as an anti-doping measure, but in January announced that Russian athletes meeting strict criteria could apply for slots in five events, and compete as Neutral Paralympic Athletes. Thirty competitors were able to take advantage of this, and they propelled the NPA team to second place in the overall medals table.Three athletes in particular shone, with Ekaterina Rumyantseva taking three golds and two silvers in biathlon and cross-country skiing. In the same disciplines compatriot Mikhalina Lysova won two golds, three silver and a bronze, and Anna Milenina took home two golds and three silvers. Facebook Twitter Pinterest Oksana Masters carrying the US flag in the closing ceremony in Pyeongchang Photograph: THOMAS LOVELOCK / HANDOUT/EPA Securing the future of the ParalympicsThe closing ceremony saw the formal handover of the Paralympic flag from Pyeongchang to the 2022 host city, Beijing. The Chinese capital will become the first city to have hosted both the summer and winter Paralympics.And the future of the Paralympics is looking assured after an agreement signed with the IOC which ensures the two organisations will continue to cooperate up until at least 2032. It means that the IOC will continue to insist that successful Olympic bid cities will also host the Paralympics in the same year at the same venues, and gives financial stability to the IPC for the next 14 years.“There can be no doubts that the IPC and the Paralympic movement would not be where it is today without the support and co-operation with the IOC” said the IPC president, Andrew Parsons. “Both organisations share a passion that sport can change lives and that sport can change the world. Working together will further the impact both of ours work has on society.” Twitter Share on WhatsApp Facebook In January Bibian Mentel-Spee underwent surgery for a cancerous tumour in her neck. By March the Dutch Paralympian was winning gold medals in South Korea. Since having the lower part of one leg amputated Mentel-Spee has survived multiple cancer surgeries and radiotherapy to emerge triumphant in snowboarding. She took gold in both the snowboard cross and the banked slalom.Brenna Huckaby was another bone cancer survivor on the podium in the snowboarding. She took the snowboard cross and banked slalom golds in the SB-LL1, having, prior to the Games, become the first amputee Paralympian to appear in the annual Sports Illustrated swimwear issue.Chernoby victim wins gold for the USA Bibian Mentel-Spee takes Paralympic gold two months after cancer surgery From L-R: Japan’s Yoshihiro Nitta (silver), Kazakhstan’s Alexandr Kolyadin (gold), Canada’s Bronze Medalists Mark Arendz and Finland’s Ilkka Tuomisto (bronze) Photograph: Thomas Lovelock/AFP/Getty Images Read more Declan Farmer (second left) of the USA scores a goal against Canada in the Ice Hockey gold medal game Photograph: Buda Mendes/Getty Images Country debuts and first gold medalsAs well as a larger audience, the Pyeongchang Games featured more athletes taking part from more countries than ever before. A record 20 different nations earned at least one gold medal, and 26 out of the 49 countries taking part won at least one medal, a higher percentage than at any Paralympics since Lillehammer in 1994.Georgia, North Korea and Tajikistan all took part in the Winter Paralympics for the first time. China, who host the next edition, won gold at the Games for the very first time, as did Kazakhstan. Share on Messenger Support The Guardian Share on LinkedIn Pinterest Records set for Paralympics GBThe British Paralympic team will return home on Monday boasting of a successful Games, having hit their medal target of between six and 12 medals. The seven medals won was one more than in Sochi.All of the medals were down to work of two Paralympians and their guides. Menna Fitzpatrick and Millie Knight won medals across a range of alpine skiing disciplines, with Fitzpatrick and her guide Jen Kehoe winning Britain’s gold medal on the final morning of the Games. Fitzpatrick said she wanted to celebrate with a “proper cup of English tea”. By taking four medals in total, the 19 year old became the most decorated British Winter Paralympian of all-time. The 12th Winter Paralympics have come to an end in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Here are a pick of the highlights from 10 days of action, featuring athletes from 49 countries.Records broken all aroundIt’s traditional for every Games to be hailed as “the best ever” in the celebratory speeches at the closing ceremony, but Pyeongchang truly did set a number of new records for the Winter Paralympics. The number of tickets sold exceeded those sold at Sochi, and were the most ever, with the audience for the Winter Paralympics tripling since the 2006 Turin edition.Brian McKeever set a record by wining his 13th Paralympic gold in his fifth appearance at the Games. He’s now the most decorated Canadian Paralympian of all time, and the most successful Paralympian cross-country skier of all-time. Henrieta Farkasova, competing in the visually impaired alpine skiing, was the most decorated athlete – with four golds and a silver to take home to Slovakia. An extra bronze is requiredSome critics have cited small numbers of competitors in some sports and large winning margins as evidence that the Winter Paralympics are not always functional as competitive sports. That was emphatically not the case in the men’s 1.5km standing cross-country skiing. Even a photo-finish couldn’t split Canada’s Mark Arendz and Finland’s Ilkka Tuomisto in third place, and so they were each awarded a bronze medal, leading to the rare sight of a medal and victory ceremony featuring four athletes on the podium. Oksana Masters finally won gold at her third Paralympics, to add to a bronze earned in the rowing in London in 2012, and a bronze and silver in cross-country skiiing earned at Sochi. Masters was adopted from a Ukrainian orphange after suffering birth defects thought to be caused by radiation from the Chernobyl disaster. She dedicated the gold medal to her mother, and was given the honour of carrying the flag for the USA in the closing ceremony. Twitter Pinterest Facebook Brian McKeever celebrates victory in the Cross-country skiing visually impaired men’s 1.5km sprint classic final Photograph: HANDOUT/Reuters Cancer survivors dominate the snowboarding … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Twitter Twitter Read more Share via Email Topics Twitter Disability and sport Share on Twitter Kim Jong-hyon was one of only two Winter Paralympians to represent North Korea, who made their national debut in the Pyeongchang Games hosted by their neighbours Photograph: Lee Jin-man/AP The Canada – USA ice hockey rivalryThe two North American powerhouses were kept apart at the group stages, and both cruised to the final. The USA conceded only one goal en route to the gold medal match, Canada conceded none. Remarkably, given their track records in the sport, it was the first time they had met each other in a Paralympics gold medal game.The Canadians were just 37 seconds away from reclaiming the gold medal they had last won in 2006 in Turin. But Declan Farmer had other ideas. He tied the match up at 1-1, and then scored again in sudden-death overtime to give the US their third consecutive para ice hockey gold. The gold helped the USA top the medal table for the first time since 1992. 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10 months agoBayern Munich chiefs Kovac, Salihamidzic concerned after Liverpool draw

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first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Bayern Munich chiefs Kovac, Salihamidzic concerned after Liverpool drawby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBayern Munich coach Niko Kovac believes getting Liverpool in the Champions League round of 16 is the toughest draw they could land.The Bundesliga champions will travel to Anfield for the first leg on February 19 with the second leg at the Allianz Arena on March 13.Kovac said, “Liverpool got to the final last year, they’re top of the Premier League and one of the favourites for the Champions League.“We’re FC Bayern München, though, and I’m sure Liverpool know they’ve got to come here to Munich for the second leg. The chances are 50-50. We’ll see what happens. I’m very confident we’ll get through.”Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic added: “They’re the team of the hour, they’re the league leaders in England.“They play good football, they’re very physical and they’re full of energy.“You need two good days. They were in the final last year, they’re a top side, it’s a tough one but these are the challenges that you look forward to as a player and that you have to overcome in your career.”Winger Arjen Robben was also gushing in his praise of Jurgen Klopp’s side.“It’s an epic match. Liverpool are a super team who have gone through a great development,” Robben told Bayern’s website.“They have big players, a lot of pace and creativity in attack and they’re a real unit. The atmosphere will be phenomenal. It’s just a great draw. It’s a dream for every player to be involved in a game like this.”However, Bayern keeper Manuel Neuer claimed that the Reds can still be “vulnerable” defensively having shipped seven goals in the group stage.“They’re having a very good season and we know they were in the Champions League final last year,” Neuer said.“They certainly won’t be delighted with the draw, either. They can counter quickly and they’re dangerous in front of goal, but they’re also vulnerable, as we’ve seen, and they’ll be up against a good Bayern attack.” last_img read more

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a month agoLiverpool star van Dijk: Napoli loss no cause for panic

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first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Liverpool star van Dijk: Napoli loss no cause for panicby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveVirgil van Dijk has called for calm after Liverpool’s loss to Napoli in the Champions League.Van Dijk made a rare mistake for Napoli to make it 2-0 through Fernando Llorente in the dying stages of Tuesday’s clash at the San Paolo Stadium.But the Dutchman insists the result will not have a far-reaching impact on the Reds.”I don’t know if it’s a wake-up call,” the defender said of defeat in Naples. “Both sides were full in the game and thought it was going to be a draw. Obviously the penalty changed it all and we’re going home with no points but it shouldn’t be a wake-up call. “We’ve been performing since the start of the season outstanding so there’s no reason for panic. “The majority in the game we played well, we put them under pressure and we created opportunities on the break. “There’s a lot of positive things apart from the result. We have to try to win our other games and we now focus on Chelsea.” last_img read more

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