Catapult death

first_imgTwo men charged with the manslaughter of a Wadham student have both pleaded not guilty in the latest judicial hearing regarding the tragic event. Appearing at Bristol Crown Court, 44 year old David Aitkenhead, and Richard Wicks, 32, were again released on bail, with no trial date having been set. Kostadin Yankov, a first year biochemistry student, died as a result of injuries sustained when being fired from a human catapult.ARCHIVE: 0th Week MT2003last_img

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Odds & Ends: Ben Platt Will Serve Streep, Jersey Boys Go Wild & More

first_imgHere’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today.Ben Platt Will Get Meryl Streep DrunkThe Book of Mormon star Ben Platt already has his next big screen project lined up. According to Deadline, Platt has joined the cast of Ricki and the Flash, directed by Jonathan Demme. He will appear opposite Meryl Streep, her daughter Mamie Gummer and Kevin Kline. The Pitch Perfect star will play Daniel, the bartender at the titular duo’s regular hangout. Streep is set to star as Ricki, a rock ‘n’ roll fanatic who gets one last chance to have it all.Ohhhhhhh, What a Night?!No, who really loves you, pretty mama? Porn star Tommy Pistol will play Frankie Valli in an upcoming adult film version of Jersey Boys, aptly titled Jersey Boys XXX: The Porn Musical. The seasoned sex-thespian says he is a huge fan of the show, and has been listening to The Four Seasons nonstop for the past couple months. Read more on the adult entertainment news site XBiz. Needless to say, NSFW. You know, because of language.Betty Buckley Brings Ghosts to Joe’s PubWhen a theater is unoccupied, a single light bulb—a ghostlight—illimuniates the stage to keep away the spirits. But when Betty Buckley takes to Joe’s Pub to celebrate the launch of her album Ghostlight, there will surely be plenty of (live) spectators cheering on the Broadway legend. The Tony winner will play the venue on October 7 and October 9-11.Wicked Continues to Fly High Across the PondAnd no one’s gonna bring it down. The London production of Wicked has become the 14th longest-running musical in West End history, surpassing Me and My Girl. It is also now the 10th longest-running show currently playing the West End. The U.K. hit opened on September 27, 2006 at the Apollo Victoria Theatre with the show’s Tony-winning star Idina Menzel. Whoever that is. Audience Choice Award winner Kerry Ellis and Savannah Stevenson currently play Elphaba and Glinda in the London production.Those Scoundrels Better Werk, BitchYou wanna hot body? You wanna Bugatti? Just want “great big stuff” in general? Well, as Britney, the cast of the West End’s Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and director/choreographer Jerry Mitchell say, you better work, bitch. Oh, Jerry, you drive us crazy and we just can’t sleep. Check out their fun video below, and happy Friday! Ben Platt Star Filescenter_img View Commentslast_img read more

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1 killed after crashing into dump truck in town of Barton

first_imgTOWN OF BARTON (WBNG) — One person was killed when their 2005 Honda Civic crashed into the back of a Western Star dump truck Wednesday afternoon. The crash shut down parts of Route 17C as emergency crews and State Department of Transportation worked to clear the scene. 511NY reported the crash occurred in the town of Waverly. Authorities say the the cause of the crash remains under investigation.center_img The Tioga County Sheriff’s Office says 34-year-old Crystal VanDusen of the town of Barton was deceased before deputies arrived on scene. The driver of the dump truck was not hurt, the office says.last_img read more

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Syracuse will play 4 Power 5 opponents in nonconference slate

first_imgSyracuse will play four Power 5 opponents, including Tennessee, Maryland, Washington and Arizona State, in its nonconference slate.“This non-conference schedule provides us with tough contests against top teams from major conferences,” head coach Quentin Hillsman said in a release. “It will certainly prepare us for ACC action and postseason play.”The Orange’s slate includes the South Point Shootout in Las Vegas, where SU will play Washington at 9:45 p.m. on Nov. 27 and in-state opponent Fordham at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 28. In the Big Ten/Atlantic Coast Conference challenge, SU drew Maryland on Dec. 2.The rest of the schedule is listed below:Nov. 13 at Rhode Island, 7 p.m.Nov. 16 vs. Alcorn, 7 p.m., Carrier DomeNov. 20 at Tennessee, TBANov. 23 vs. Morgan State, 7 p.m., Carrier DomeNov. 27 vs. Washington, 9:45 p.m., Las VegasNov. 28 vs. Fordham, 7:30 p.m., Las VegasDec. 2 at Maryland, TBA*Dec. 6 vs. Stony Brook, 2 p.m., Carrier DomeDec. 9 vs. Coppin State, 7 p.m., Carrier DomeDec. 12 vs. Arizona State, 1 p.m., Carrier DomeDec. 21 vs. Jacksonville, 7 p.m., Carrier DomeDec. 29 vs. Drexel, 7 p.m., Carrier DomeDec. 31 vs. East Tennessee, 7 p.m., Carrier DomeAdvertisementThis is placeholder textBold=South Point Shootout Tournament *= Big Ten/ACC Challenge Comments Related Stories Syracuse hires Tammi Reiss as women’s basketball assistant coachFormer SU basketball C Amber Witherspoon switches to SU volleyball; Van Dyke’s career ends with medical disqualification Published on September 1, 2015 at 2:26 pm Contact Chris: [email protected] | @ChrisLibonaticenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Flying Eagles Land in Germany for Training

first_imgA delegation comprising team officials and 23 players traveled aboard a Lufthansa Airline flight from Abuja on Saturday night and arrived in Frankfurt just before 6am, before a 4-hour road trip to the city. The delegation is staying at The Monarch Hotel.At the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on Saturday, the seven –time African champions welcomed the General Secretary of Nigeria Football Federation, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, who charged the team to adopt good character and discipline as winning words in the camp and at the global championship, while eschewing any conduct that could tarnish the image of Nigeria.“A good name is forever better than gold. While we implore you to go out there and put in the best efforts to win your matches and do the country and the African continent proud, it is important that you do so with good conduct, discipline and dedication, and with respect for the good name of our dear country.“You are flying the country’s flag and also flying the continent’s flag. It is therefore incumbent on you to show good character on and off the field of play at all times and abide by the tenets of fair-play,” Dr. Sanusi said.While advising the players and team officials to valorize hard work and patriotism, Dr. Sanusi assured that the NFF is committed to giving the team its full support, including payment of their bonuses and allowances in the training camp and at the championship in Poland.In his response, team captain Ikouwem Utin thanked the federation for the support given the team so far and pledged that the players would give their very best to do Nigeria and Africa proud in Poland, while maintaining discipline as their watchword.The Flying Eagles, two-time silver medalists at the FIFA U-20 World Cup finals, will fly out of Germany to Poland on 19th May, five days before their opening match of this year’s competition against Qatar’s U-20 team in Tychy.They would afterwards tackle the United States of America on Monday, 27th May in Bielsko-Biala before concluding their group phase assignment against Ukraine on Thursday, 30th May at the same venue.The 24-nation championship will hold between May 23 and  June 15.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram FIFA U-20 WORLD CUPNigeria’s Under-20 boys have arrived in Bad Goegging Munich in Germany for a three-week intensive final camping programme ahead of the FIFA Under-20 World Cup finals in Poland.last_img read more

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NBA All-Star Game 2019: 3 takeaways from Team LeBron’s comeback win

first_img NBA All-Star Game 2019: 7 crazy stats from Team LeBron’s win over Team Giannis Giannis is ready to take the league by stormAlthough the Bucks have the best record in the NBA and Antetokounmpo is a front-runner for MVP, Team LeBron was considered the favorite in this contest. Antetokounmpo responded to the critics with a plethora of dunks. His most impressive one came on an unorthodox bounce pass from Stephen Curry.OH MY GOOOOOOOODNESS 😳#Giannis | #NBAAllStar— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) February 18, 2019Antetokounmpo even managed to rattle a pair of 3-pointers home en route to his 38 points and 11 rebounds on 17-of-23 shooting. Dirk Nowitzki and Dwyane Wade still have gas in the tankNowitzki and Wade played limited minutes in the game, but still showed bursts of the talent that helped them become legends.Nowitzki connected on all three of his field goal attempts, and all of them were 3-pointers.HOLD EM UP. 🔥— Dallas Mavericks (@dallasmavs) February 18, 2019Meanwhile, Wade notched his 13th All-Star appearance and got to throw one last lob to his good friend LeBron James.It had to happen once last time…[cc: 2010-2014]— Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) February 18, 2019Wade finished with seven points on 2-of-4 shooting.Three points are better than twoAs always, the All-Star Game featured basketball’s best shooters. When it came down to it, long range marksmen were what won the game.Despite trailing by 13 points at the half and battling against a deficit of 20 plus, Team LeBron used the deep ball to secure the victory. Team LeBron didn’t get off to a great start, but came back to claim a 178-164 victory over Team Giannis in the 2019 NBA All-Star Game.Giannis Antetokounmpo and his team were motivated, but Team LeBron’s late game run was too much to handle. Kevin Durant took home his second All-Star Game MVP with 31 points on the night.Here are three takeaways from the final event of All-Star Weekend: Related Newscenter_img NBA All-Star Game 2019: Kevin Durant earns MVP honors James’ squad shot 90 3-pointers, which was 13 more than the opposition. It connected on 35 of those attempts and 11 different players contributed at least one made 3-pointer.Six total players hit five or more 3-pointers in the contest, the most ever in an All-Star Game.OptaLarry contributed to this reportlast_img read more

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