Hawk softball team has bright future

first_img BY DOUG McKENZIE Correspondent When Louie Berndt took over as head coach of the Monmouth University (MU) women’s softball team prior to the season, there was certain buzz surrounding the future of the program. Apparently, the future is now. Following a 30-18 season that included a trip to the Northeast Conference Tournament (NEC) finals, the Hawks have emerged as one of the conference’s stronger teams. And with just two players graduating, there’s reason to believe MU will be back in the title hunt next season. Granted, the graduating seniors — catcher Jessica Nicola (of Sayreville) and second baseman Alexa Ferrara (of West Caldwell) — will be sorely missed. In addition to serving as the team leaders for a relatively young squad, Nicola and Ferrara 62 RBIs combined (31 each) and 56 runs scored. Ferrara was also one of two Hawks to earn First Team All-NEC honors, along with junior outfielder Emily de- Long. Both players were also all-conference picks in 2009. While the Hawks will return plenty of firepower next season, Berndt knows that the leadership provided by her two departing seniors will be difficult to replace. “Jess was our general on the field and controlled a very young infield and the pitching staff,” the coach said. “She [came] up with key hits and [did] a great job calling the game. Lex is a workhorse who is a solid infielder. “Between the two of them and their leadership and hard work, they have raised the bar for the young kids to come out and play hard,” added Berndt. “It is going to be hard to replace those two.” While deLong was certainly the Hawks’ premier offensive player, hitting .348 with eight home runs, Monmouth had a quartet of newcomers who proved to be ready for the collegiate level. Freshman first baseman Kayle Weiser (of Vandergrift, Pa.) ranked third on the team with a .325 batting average and led the way with 34 RBIs. Colts Neck High School’s Kate Kuzma came up big in some key spots, driving home 19 runs on the year while playing a solid third base, while another freshman, shortstop Tish Derer (of Philadelphia), came on particularly strong in postseason play, hitting .444 in tournament play. Freshman left-fielder Christine Scherr (of Nazareth, Pa.) was also key in the Hawks’ emergence, scoring 38 runs out of the leadoff spot. Both Scherr and Kuzma earned Akadema/NEC Rookie of the Week honors this season. The Hawks’ pitching staff got stronger as the year went on as well, with junior Melissa Mehrer (of Florence) winning 16 games this year (good enough for Second Team All-NEC honors) and sophomore Lauren Sulick (of Canfield, Ohio) winning 14 and proving to be a big-game pitcher down the stretch, earning her a NEC All- Tournament Team selection. With both hurlers returning next season, MU will be among the better pitching teams in the conference once again. A closer look at the Hawks’ 2010 campaign illustrates just how much the team progressed under Berndt’s tutelage. The season began rather inauspiciously, with the Hawks losing seven of eight games in a Texas trip that saw them get outscored 62-20. However, whatever lessons they learned during that trip certainly paid dividends, as MU returned to New Jersey a vastly better team. “Texas was a huge learning process for all,” said Nicola. “We were learning how to play with each other; some of us were learning how to play other positions and others were just getting a feel for how the person next to them played.” The results spoke for themselves. Monmouth went on to post a 27-9 mark, including a gaudy 14-3 record on the road. In addition, their 15-4 mark in conference play was the third highest single-season league win total in program history. One of the more balanced teams in the NEC (Monmouth hit .291 as a team and pitched to a 2.35 ERA with seven shutouts), MU simply got better as the season wore on, making them a serious threat to win the NEC Tournament crown. This year’s run at a conference title ended in the tournament final. After beating third-seeded Quinnipiac, 6-0, in their opener, the Hawks then lost to top-seeded Long Island University (LIU), 7-2. They bounced back with a 5-4 win over Robert Morris, as deLong led the way with a three-run home run (her second roundtripper of the tournament) that put the Hawks on top for good. Sulick got the win for MU, improving to 14-6 on the year. That earned Monmouth a spot in the final game for the first time since 2001. But once again, they faced an LIU team that simply had their number, losing a 6-2 affair, despite playing the host team even through six innings. With the score tied at 2-2 in the bottom of the seventh, LIU’s Brynn Lewis launched a three-run home run, only to be followed by another dinger from Raylene Asman. Those home runs proved to be the difference, and the end to Monmouth’s season. Despite falling a win short of a championship, the Hawks had every reason to be excited about their 2010 season. When MU takes the field next spring, they will be anxious to pick up where they left off, and chase down that elusive NEC crown. Berndt came to Monmouth with the expectation of building a championshiplevel team that would challenge for the conference title on a yearly basis. There were plenty of people that believed she would be successful in that regard. But there couldn’t have been too many that expected it to happen so soon. MU reached NEC finals last_img read more

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Moyes can restore tarnished reputation at Real Sociedad

first_imgBy Iain RogersNew Real Sociedad coach David Moyes faces a tough challenge to get the Basque club back on La Liga track but it is also a chance for the Scot to restore his reputation after a failed stint at Manchester United.Sociedad announced late on Monday Moyes, who has been without a club since he left United in April after less than a season in charge, had agreed to take over from the sacked Jagoba Arrasate on a contract until June 2016.He inherits a Sociedad side languishing in 15th place in La Liga after 11 matches and Sunday’s 2-1 win at home to champions Atletico Madrid, their first outing since Arrasate’s exit, was only their second victory of the campaign.Based in the seaside city of San Sebastian, Sociedad finished fourth in 2012-13 and qualified for the Champions League group stage, where they finished bottom of their pool.Last term they were seventh and secured a place in Europa League qualifying but were eliminated by Russian side FK Krasnodar.Sociedad, whose glory period came in the early 1980s, are typical of the group of second-rank Spanish top-flight sides attempting to compete with wealthy Real Madrid and Barcelona.Like many of their peers, they struggle to prevent their top players being lured away and the latest to depart wereFrance forward Antoine Griezmann to Atletico Madrid and Chile goalkeeper Claudio Bravo to Barca.However, Sociedad retain a squad that is a mixture of experience and youthful promise and it would be little surprise if they secure a European berth again this term.Forward Carlos Vela is their standout performer and the Mexico international netted the equaliser in Sunday’s game against Atletico.The likes of captain Xabi Prieto, Markel Bergara and Esteban Granero are solid performers in midfield, while Sergio Canales and Ruben Pardo, also midfielders and in their early 20s, provide a creative spark.Up front is where Sociedad struggle, with only 12 La Liga goals scored this season, and the lack of a reliable goal scorer may prompt Moyes to dip into the January transfer window.The 51-year-old made his name during a successful spell at Everton before it was tarnished at United but if he can get Sociedad back into Europe it could be a springboard to bigger and better things.last_img read more

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Russian criminal investigation opened against Moscow Laboratory chief turned whistle-blower

first_imgRodchenkov, who has now left Russia for Los Angeles, is accused by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) of ordering subordinates in 2014 to recycle samples despite pledging to store them until further notice.”The criminal proceedings were opened on charges of abuse of authority,” Investigative Committee spokesman Vladimir Markin told the TASS News Agency.The investigation will look into materials published in some media, where in interviews the former official alleged many violations of anti-doping regulations in Russian sport, including with his participation, TASS added.This announcement comes just a day after Russia’s suspension from the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) was maintained here, meaning no Russian-based athletes are set to compete at August’s Olympic Games.Rodchenkov did not make allegations which affected this enquiry, but his claims that up to 15 home medal winners were involved in a clandestine anti-doping operation at Sochi 2014, which was “so effective it ran like a Swiss Watch”, are currently being investigated by WADA.”Rodchenkov used his authority despite the legal interests of the aforementioned organisation and with the purpose of gaining personal advantages and benefits, thus having abused rights and legal interests,” Markin added.”The Anti-Doping Center lost the right for work.”Rodchenkov’s activities also have affected the interests of state, damaging its reputation, discrediting the country’s anti-doping policies, and caused revoking of the international license from the laboratory, which had been established at [the] expense of the federal budget.”Some will interpret the timing of the announcement of the investigation against Rodchenkov as significant, coming just a day after the IAAF verdict, although it does follow similar proceedings being begun against officials from the All-Russian Athletic Federation earlier this month.Russian figures are still fiercely opposed to the IAAF decision, claiming it violated the rights of clean athletes and destroyed the principle of innocent until proven guilty.One of those affected, two-time Olympic pole vault champion Yelena Isinbayeva, has already vowed to appeal to an unspecified human rights court.She has now slammed the ban as “politically motivated”.”I can say one thing: no matter how much they may have argued that there is no politics involved, in my opinion, this is pure politics,” the athlete told R-Sport.”And obviously this decision was taken, guided by something, but not the Olympic principles, not the principles of sport.”In my opinion, this is pure politics, because no sport principle has been taken into account.”last_img read more

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Liverpool preparing for Salzburg like it’s a final, says Klopp

first_imgHolders Liverpool are approaching their last Champions League group game at Salzburg as if they are playing a final as they bid to reach the last 16, manager Juergen Klopp said on Monday.Group E leaders Liverpool are a point ahead of Napoli and three in front of Salzburg, with all three teams still in the running to claim the top two spots and qualify.Liverpool drew 1-1 with Napoli at Anfield in the last round of group matches, while Salzburg won 4-1 away to Genk.“We drew the last game and after that game Napoli were for sure in a better mood than we were and Salzburg were in the best mood for sure, they won their away game and knew they could go to the next round by their own doing,” Klopp told the Liverpool website.“We knew immediately after the Napoli game we have a final, and we have to make sure we are prepared for a final.“We always had to do it the hard way, I can’t remember one time when it was, ‘Oh fine, done’ a week before. We’re at least used to that.”Liverpool will guarantee a place in the last 16 with a draw or if Napoli lose to Genk but may need a win to top the group and avoid one of the European heavyweights in the knockout round and Klopp said they would play for a victory.If Napoli beat Genk, Salzburg must beat Liverpool by a better score than their 4-3 defeat at Anfield to progress.“One thing is clear, Salzburg have to win,” Klopp added. “That’s the only really clear thing before the game. That sets the mark for the game as well.“We don’t know exactly how they will approach it but anyway it’s clear they want to win. But that means they have to beat us and that’s not so easy – and we should use that fact as well.“We will not go for a point, I actually have no clue how that works. We will try to win with all we have and at the end we will see what happens.”Klopp said defender Dejan Lovren and midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum are fine after recovering from injuries while Adam Lallana did not make the trip as he recovers from a minor knock.“Adam is not coming but will be back in training on Thursday,” Klopp said. “Under pressure we probably could have used him, but we didn’t want to make pressure.”Midfielder Fabinho and defender Joel Matip will not return from injury until early next year.last_img read more

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Teens warned as iPod robberies increase

first_imgPICO RIVERA – Sheriff’s officials in Pico Rivera are warning teens to leave their iPods at home when they walk alone to avoid being targeted by robbers. Earlier this month, Sgt. Al Leyva started noticing more and more reports of iPod-related robberies – specifically during a two-week time span in mid-April in which six such incidents occurred, he said. After doing a crime analysis of similar reports since January, officials found an overall increase in iPod robberies, although no specific pattern was found. In comparison, last year no iPod robberies were recorded, Leyva said. In all the recent cases, the victims were teenagers walking alone. Most of the incidents occurred during the hours immediately before and after school, he said. “I realize we can’t make people change their habits, but we just want them to be aware of their surroundings,” Leyva said. “With the earphones on, \ can’t hear the thugs rolling up.” Many of the reports describe three or four suspects pulling up to a victim in a vehicle. The suspects have all been described as males in their 20s or 30s, he said. Typically they get out and snatch the iPod, sometimes under the threat of violence. In a few incidents, a weapon was brandished, Leyva said. Two iPod thefts happened within 15 minutes of each other and involved the same brown Jeep Cherokee with three males inside. No one has been hurt. Although police said the robberies occurred in different locations, the most common sites were the Rosemead Boulevard corridor and the city’s parks, said Sgt. Scott Craig, head of the Problem Specific Policing Team (PSP). Only one arrest has been made in the robberies – that of a juvenile picked up Friday at Smith Park on a separate felony vandalism charge, Craig said. Craig’s PSP Team targets a specific problem like the iPod thefts for special attention. “We’ll be doing a `random roving surveillance’ with undercover officers, where we’ll patrol certain areas,” he said. “We do that usually for street robberies of this kind. “We just want the public to be aware,” he added. Sheriff’s Capt. Michael Rothans of the Pico Rivera Station said police were looking into a possible black market for iPods. pam.wight@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3029160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

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Wolves complete permanent signing of Leander Dendoncker from Anderlecht

first_imgWolves have completed the permanent signing of Leander Dendoncker from Anderlecht, the Premier League club have confirmed.The 24-year-old joined Wanderers on a season-long loan last August, with the club having an obligation to sign him this summer. JIBE Solskjaer gives Pogba fitness update and calls him world’s best all-round midfielder Lampard appears to aim dig at Mourinho for handling of Salah and De Bruyne at Chelsea Dendoncker made 19 league appearances during his debut season at Molineux, netting twice.After two outings in the Carabao Cup in August and September, the Belgian had to wait another three months for his league debut, coming on as a substitute in a 2-1 win over Chelsea.But then became a regular member of the starting line-up in 2019.“I believe a lot of the success we had in the second part of the season was down to a big contribution from him,” added Thelwell.“There was always an obligation to turn Leander’s deal permanent, so we’re delighted it’s worked out the way it has. He has been a welcome addition to the group.”Before moving to Wolves, Dendoncker played almost 200 games for Anderlecht after coming through their youth system, making Champions League and Europa League appearances along the way. Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Liverpool update ‘Champions Wall’ after ending 2019 as European and world champions Loan ➡️ PermanentLeander Dendoncker is now officially a Wolves player after being on loan for the 2018/19 season.🐺 pic.twitter.com/z1UsNfxH1N— Wolves (@Wolves) July 1, 2019 New job Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:50Loaded: 9.01%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:50 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen Former Crystal Palace and West Brom manager Pardew takes over at Dutch strugglers Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January latest 1 Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January deals Football’s top transfers from the 2019 summer transfer window so far And although it took him time to adjust, the midfielder eventually made a big impression as Nuno Espirito Santo’s side reached the FA Cup semi-final and finished seventh in the Premier League.“He came in a bit later in the window and took time to settle and get used to the way in which we operate and play,” said the club’s sporting director, Kevin Thelwell.“But since he broke into the team he’s been terrific.“He’s very professional, very honest and very hard-working, so he fits the team perfectly.”It is understood the fee Wolves have paid for Dendoncker is £12million, though the club have not announced the length of the deal. TROPHY Getty Images Tottenham issue immediate ban to supporter who threw cup at Kepa LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star targets Dendoncker became an important member of the Wolves first team REVEALED punished Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update LATEST boost last_img read more

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IHSAA Girls Sectional Draw

first_imgWSLM broadcast the Indiana High School Girls SectionalsThe tournament begins February 11 and will continue on February 14 and 15th.Admission: $6 per session; $10 all sessions.Sectional 15. Jennings County (6)Game 1: Seymour vs. New Albany.Game 2: Bedford North Lawrence vs. Floyd Central.Game 3: Jeffersonville vs. Winner of Game 1.Game 4: Jennings County vs. Winner of Game 2.Championship: Winner of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 4. Regionals Date: Saturday, February 22, 2014.Admission: $7 persession; $10 both sessions. Sectional 30. Charlestown (8)Game 1: Scottsburg vs. North Harrison.Game 2: Charlestown vs. Brownstown Central.Game 3: Salem vs. Silver Creek.Game 4: Madison vs. Corydon Central.Game 5: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2.Game 6: Winner of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 4.Championship: Winner of Game 5 vs. Winner of Game 6.Sectional 46. Eastern (Pekin) (6)Game 1: Paoli vs. Henryville.Game 2: Crawford County vs. Clarksville.Game 3: Providence vs. Winner of Game 1.Game 4: Eastern (Pekin) vs. Winner of Game 2.Championship: Winner of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 4.Sectional 61. Orleans (6)Game 1: Orleans vs. Crothersville.Game 2: Springs Valley vs. West Washington.Game 3: Trinity Lutheran vs. Winner of Game 1.Game 4: Medora vs. Winner of Game 2.Championship: Winner of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 4.Sectional 62. New Washington (6)Game 1: Rock Creek Academy vs. Lanesville. Game 2: South Central (Elizabeth) vs. New Washington.Game 3: Borden vs. Winner of Game 1.Game 4: Christian Academy of Indiana vs. Winner of Game 2.Championship: Winner of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 4.last_img read more

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Busy weekend of club championship action ahead in Sligo and Leitrim

first_imgRound three of the Leitrim club championships gets underway this evening; while the club championship action also throws-in in Sligo this weekend.In Leitrim, the heavyweight clash of the champions gets things underway this weekend, as reigning senior champions Aughawillan face reigning intermediate champions Ballinamore Sean O’Heslin’s in Cloone at 8.30pm.Tomorrow there is a senior double-header at Pairc Sean, as Dromahair take on St Mary’s and Melvin Gaels face Allen Gaels.Glencar/Manorhamilton will look to make it three wins from three when they face Bornacoola in Drumshanbo, while Mohill face Gortmettragh and Annaduff face Drumreilly.In the intermediate grade, Ballinaglera and Aughnasheelin also clash in Drumshanbo tomorrow, while Glenfarne/Kiltyclogher play Cloone in Ballinammore on Sunday, the same day as Drumkeerin face Aughavas in Pairc Sean.The Junior A teams from Glencar/Manor, Drumkeerin and Melvin Gaels are also in round two action on Sunday.In Sligo, Markievicz Park hosts a senior double-header tomorrow as Coolera/Strandhill face St Molaise Gaels and holders Tourlestrane take on Drumcliffe/Rosses Point.Gaels midfielder Cathal Burns says that his side are determined to be competitive at the senior grade…Audio Playerhttps://www.oceanfm.ie/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Cathal-Burns-Clip.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Markievicz also hosts Sunday’s meeting of St Mary’s and Eastern Harps.But the big game of the weekend could be in Bunninadden, as south Sligo rivals Tubbercurry and Curry go head to head tomorrow evening.Tubber were winners as recently as 2014, and reached this year’s league final.Defender Brian Curran believes they can be contenders once again…Audio Playerhttps://www.oceanfm.ie/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Brian-Curran-Clip.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Curry last won the championship in 2012, but midfielder Dennis Coffey says they have come close in recent seasons…Audio Playerhttps://www.oceanfm.ie/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Dennis-Coffey-Clip.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.In the intermediate championship this weekend, St Michael’s play Shamrock Gaels, Geevagh take on Easkey and St John’s play Enniscrone/Kilglass on Saturday, while Castleconnor take on Bunninadden on Sunday.last_img read more

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Jury finds pilot at fault for Pelee Island crash; only awards fraction of damages sought

first_imgThe six-person jury in a civil trial about the tragic plane crash off Pelee Island nearly 16 years ago that killed all 10 on board found the pilot, Capt. Wayne Price, as entirely at fault.The verdict, delivered by the jury around 10:30 p.m. Friday after three weeks of testimony before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in Chatham, only awarded $345,000 in financial compensation, far short of the $5.8 million in punitive and aggravated damages being sought by the plaintiffs.Londoner Paul Brisco, 71, was suing the estate of Price, airline company Georgian Express and ferry operator Owen Sound Transportation Company on behalf of himself and the estate of his brother Robert Brisco, 46, of Chatham, one of eight area hunters killed when Georgian Express Flight 126 crashed through the Lake Erie ice shortly after taking off from the Pelee Island Airport on Jan. 17, 2004.The other hunters who died in the crash included brothers Ted Reeve, 53, and Tom Reeve, 49, of Chatham; Dr. Jim Allen, 51, of Mitchell’s Bay; Ronald Spencler, 53, and Wally Sadowski, 48, both of Windsor; and Fred Freitas, 38, and Larry Janik, of Kingsville.The jury was asked to decide if there was conduct by Price “for which it ought to be punished and deterred by an award of punitive damages.”The jury answered yes in deciding to impose a financial penalty of $300,000 against Price’s estate, compared to the $1 million the plaintiffs were seeking.The particulars of the jury’s ruling included the pilot deciding to fly a plane contaminated by ice that was also overweight, due in part to being over-fuelled by Price.The jury also noted Price had his girlfriend, Jamie Levine, as a passenger on the flight, a decision that was against company policy without making a jump-seat request. The members of the jury also found Price at fault for not taking a company-provided de-icing canister before he departed from Toronto to Windsor, where he would later make two trips to Pelee Island as part of regularly scheduled flights by Georgian Express, which was under contract with the Owen Sound Transportation Company to provide winter air service to the island.An investigation by the Transportation Safety Board of Canada in the wake of the crash determined the plane was 576 kilograms over its maximum allowable weight and contaminated with ice when Price decided to take off.The jury didn’t levy an financial penalties against Georgian Express or the Owen Sound Transportation Company, effectively answering no to the question of whether there was conduct by either company that ought to be punished and deterred.The plaintiffs were seeking $4 million in punitive damages against Georgian Express, having produced witness testimony that Price felt pressured to fly during bad weather conditions. Other witness testimony presented evidence the pilot was missing training on the day of the crash and noted the company’s failure to provide de-icing equipment or even a ladder for pilots to use to check the plane for ice contamination at the Pelee Island Airport.Both of those safety measures, along with adding a second crew member to the Pelee Island fights, were implemented by Georgian Express shortly after the crash.The aggravated damages by the jury also fell well short of what the plaintiffs were seeking.Paul Brisco was awarded $20,000 for the loss of care, guidance and companionship of his brother Robert after seeking $50,000 for this loss.The jury decided there would be no financial compensation for the mental injury Brisco suffered in dealing with the tragic death of his brother or for the value of his services in wrapping up his brother’s property management and real estate businesses.However, the jury agreed with the plaintiffs’ request for $25,000 in compensation to the estate of Robert Brisco for the mental injury he would have suffered in the final moments of his life as the plane crashed.There was silence in the courtroom as Superior Court Justice Thomas Carey read the verdict.Members of the Brisco family declined comment immediately after trial ended, noting they wanted time to process the verdict.Bob Love, a lawyer for the defendants, told the jury members during the closing arguments they had the “difficult task” of trying to decide this case without emotion and feeling, based solely on the facts.After the trial, he acknowledged it was challenging to deal with the emotion of the case.“It’s a very dramatic, tragic event, so it’s difficult on all sides,” Love said.eshreve@postmedia.com@Chathamnewslast_img read more

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It Turns Out You Really Were Moving the Thing on the Ouija Board

first_imgA new study hooked up eye trackers to people who were using a Ouija board, and the researchers found that, yeah, everyone was pushing it a little bit.  Sorry to ruin your first experience with crossovers from the spirit world. Remember that slumber party when you were a kid where someone busted out the Ouija board . . . it spelled out some random stuff . . . and then you took turns accusing each other of pushing the thing to affect the results? Well . . . it turns out you were all guilty.last_img

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