LIRR Adds Later Trains from Atlantic Terminal, Barclays Center

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Nets fans and Barclays Center concertgoers need not stress about missing the last Long Island Rail Road train home from the Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn.That’s because the LIRR added four late-night eastbound trains from the transit hub across the street from the new venue to accomodate the 334-percent increase in ridership on the line since Barclays’ debut last September.“Barclays Center has been every bit the draw we had anticipated it would be, creating a whole new customer stream for the LIRR,” LIRR President Helena Williams said in January.The last train out of Brooklyn used to be at 11:55 p.m. but the LIRR added trains that ran through 12:41 p.m. after the center opened. Now, after the LIRR new schedule went into effect this week, the latest train from the Atlantic Terminal is 1:42 a.m. on weekends and 1:37 a.m. on weekdays.That trains mark the restoration of service that was cut years prior during the MTA’s budget crunch. Four westbound trains to Brooklyn were also restored to the schedule.The LIRR said in January that before the Barclays Center opened, an average of 990 riders to the train to the Atlantic Terminal on a typical Thursday evening and another 430 riders boarded trains leaving the station.Those figures jumped to 3,135 and 3,835, respectively, on Thursday, Oct. 11, the first of two Barbra Streisand concerts at the center. The biggest night yet—4,852 riders to Brooklyn and 5,377 from—was Dec. 11, when the Nets hosted the Knicks for the first time as crosstown rivals.Brooklyn-bound LIRR ridership is sure to continue to increase once the New York Islanders move to the Barclays Center from Nassau Coliseum. Big name acts on Barclays’ concert calendar next month include Alicia Keys, Green Day and Bob Seger.last_img read more

London mews heritage lives on in landed estates

first_imgLondon’s three settled estates – the Cadogan, the Grosvenor and Howard de Walden – have combined to sponsor an estate agent, Sebastian Dekker, to compile a book on London’s mews houses.Dekker, who works for the Chelsea firm of Bective Davidson, visited more than 1,000 mews houses, while Bill Burlington photographed them.Dekker made the point that mews houses – originally for horses and grooms – were always let on short leases. The leases extended to 99 years in the 18th century.By the 1920s, people converted them to homes, not because they no longer used horses and carriages, but because they could no longer afford servants. Today more than 60 mews homes are listed buildings.‘There is a tendency to be over nostalgic about the mews,’ Dekker wrote.‘Yet the mews have had to constantly adapt to keep pace with the new demands of their occupants… [They] can be as architecturally current and influential as any form of building.’ Mews Style is published by Quiller Press and costs £20.last_img read more

From one capital to the other: Delhi Capitals trade Trent Boult to Mumbai Indians

first_imgImage Courtesy: ScrollAdvertisement b0fvNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs37dWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E9eegz( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 425Would you ever consider trying this?😱29Can your students do this? 🌚0dRoller skating! Powered by Firework Trent Boult will represent the defending champions Mumbai Indians from next year after being traded from Delhi Capitals. Advertisement Image Courtesy: ScrollThe Kiwi International was roped in by the revamped Delhi franchise in 2018 and picked up 38 wickets to his name during his stint in the capital.Delhi Capitals recently acquired the services of former Kings XI Punjab skipper Ravichandran Ashwin to bolster their spin attack in addition to Amit Mishra and Sandeep Lamichhane. Already possessing two potent overseas pacers in Kagiso Rabada and Chris Morris, the franchise opted to trade Boult.Advertisement Mumbai Indians will welcome the inclusion of the left-arm seamer to their illustrious pace attack of Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga, Jason Behrendorff and Mitchell McClenaghan to name a few.The franchise owner Akash Ambani expressed his delight after acquiring Trent Boult into the squad. He said:Advertisement “Mumbai Indians has always taken pride in having a good pace attack. Year-on-year our bowlers have won us many games, a classic example being last year’s final.“We are delighted to have Trent Boult as part of the MI family and are looking forward to the upcoming season. I am sure his experience across formats, especially in the limited-overs, will add value to our campaign.”Read AlsoShoaib Akhtar all praise for India after B’desh T20 series win: ‘India showed who’s boss!’Three days from his historic hattrick Deepak Chahar picks Another hattrick in domestic cricket! Advertisementlast_img read more

Who made Portugal’s 2018 World Cup squad?

first_imgWorld Cup Portugal’s 2018 World Cup squad: Who joins Cristiano Ronaldo in the 23-man squad? Goal Last updated 1 year ago 18:30 5/21/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal Getty Images World Cup Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo was more or less guaranteed to be on the plane to Russia, but who else will join him at the tournament? Portugal qualified automatically for the 2018 World Cup by the skin of their teeth. Cristiano Ronaldo and Co. finished top of qualifying Group B, but only by virtue of goal difference, having ended the campaign level on points with Switzerland.Indeed, each side won nine and lost one of their 10 games, but Portugal were able to avoid a play-off, while Switzerland had to beat Northern Ireland over two legs to qualify.Having won the European Championship in 2016, manager Fernando Santos will now plot a way to assert global domination and he has revealed his 23-man squad for Russia. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Who made Portugal’s 23-man squad?It’s no surprise to learn that Cristiano Ronaldo has been included in Santos’ final panel for the tournament and the Real Madrid man hit a timely patch of form towards the end of the season, which bodes well for Portuguese hopes.In terms of goalkeepers, Sporting’s Rui Patricio is set to be number one, with veteran shot-stopper Beto and Lyon’s Anthony Lopes providing back-up. The defence will have a grizzled complexion to it, with seasoned players such as Pepe, Bruno Alves and Jose Fonte amassing 215 caps between them.That trio will be joined by a younger contingent that includes Southampton full-back Cedric Soares, Borussia Dortmund’s Raphael Guerreiro and new Leicester City signing Ricardo Pereira.Napoli’s Mario Rui has been included after an impressive season with Napoli, while Benfica’s 21-year-old defender Ruben Dias is the only uncapped member of the panel.Joao Moutinho PortugalThe midfield has a relatively youthful feel to it, with Man City’s Bernardo Silva and Sporting’s William Carvalho among the star names, but Monaco man Joao Moutinho is set to play in his third World Cup, bringing some valuable experience.Joao Mario and Adrien Silva, both of whom recently moved to the Premier League, are named, with Manuel Fernandes and Bruno Fernandes capping the midfield selection.In attack, Ronaldo will be joined by fellow veteran Ricardo Quaresma and AC Milan’s Andre Silva has been included despite an inconsistent campaign at club level. Paris Saint-Germain youngster Goncalo Guedes and Sporting’s Gelson Martins complete the panel.Who didn’t make the Portugal squad?Andre Gomes PortugalSantos has made some bold calls for the 2018 World Cup squad, leaving out a number of experienced players, as well as those who ply their trades at the biggest clubs in the world.Despite enjoying a decent season with Lazio, the vastly experienced Luis Nani missed out, as did Barcelona duo Andre Gomes and Nelson Semedo.Bayern Munich youngster Renato Sanches was one of the stand-out players for Portugal in their Euro 2016 triumph, but the 20-year-old has endured a difficult season on loan at Swansea and has been snubbed as a result. Another Euro 2016 hero, Eder, who scored the winning goal against France in the final, has also been left out of the 23-man squad. Inter defender Joao Cancelo may feel aggrieved to have missed out, while Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves is another player who has not been deemed worthy of inclusion by Santos.last_img read more


first_imgThe NSW Junior State Cup went off without a hitch in Wollongong, with no wild weather or electrical storms…there was simply 277 teams of enthusiastic young Touch players and 777 fine games of Touch. The Manly Sea Eagles were amongst the strongest overall performers, grabbing four of the ten Championship grand finals, as well as one runner-up. Wagga Wagga and Wollongong each claimed two Championships grand final titles, with Parkes and Muswellbrook claiming one each.Wollongong seem to be thriving with the event on their home turf, also claiming three Plate final titles. With Wollongong sides making two Championship and three Plate finals and going on to win all five, the hometown support must surely make a difference in the big matches. The Tamworth Thunder also showed they’re a country region on the improve, especially in the female divisions, finishing second in the Under 14 and Under 18 girls Championship finals and also the Under 18 girls Plate final. The grand finals were all showcases of some of the most promising future Touch players NSW has to offer, with the following results:Championship Grand Finals:McCall Cup, Boys Under 10’s: Manly Sea Eagles (9) def Wests Magpies 1 (6)Tirado Cup, Girls Under 10’s: Manly Sea Eagles (2) def Parramatta Eels (0)Zabielo Cup, Boys Under 12’s: Wagga Wagga (5) def Manly Sea Eagles (0)Vassallo Cup, Girls Under 12’s: Parkes Pumas (13) def Griffith (2)Yiangou Cup, Boys Under 14’s: Manly Sea Eagles (3) def Parramatta Eels (2)Taylor Cup, Girls Under 14’s: Wollongong Devils (7) def Tamworth Thunder 1 (2)Wall Cup, Boys Under 16’s: Muswellbrook Mambas (10) def Penrith Panthers (9)Toohey Cup, Girls Under 16’s: Wagga Wagga (13) def Taree (10)Galea Cup, Boys Under 18’s: Manly Sea Eagles (9) def Wests Magpies (2)Rose Cup, Girls Under 18’s: Wollongong Devils (9) def Tamworth Thunder (4)Plate Grand Finals:McCall Cup, Boys Under 10’s: Wollongong Devils (7) def Nelson Bay Neptunes (4)Tirado Cup, Girls Under 10’s: Central Coast Dolphins (13) def Blacktown Broncos (2)Zabielo Cup, Boys Under 12’s: Taree (8) def Penninsula Piranahs (5)Vassallo Cup, Girls Under 12’s: Port Macquarie vs LBM Rangers (to be confirmed)Yiangou Cup, Boys Under 14’s: Wagga Wagga (3) def Nelson Bay Neptunes (0)Taylor Cup, Girls Under 14’s: City of Orange Thunder (5) def Penrith Panthers (3)Wall Cup, Boys Under 16’s: Central Coast Dolphins (5) def Manly Sea Eagles (0)Toohey Cup, Girls Under 16’s: LBM Rangers (6) def Cronulla Sharks (3)Galea Cup, Boys Under 18’s: Wollongong Devils (13) def Mudgee Mudcrabs (12)Rose Cup, Girls Under 18’s: Wollongong Devils (9) def Tamworth Thunder (4) All results can be found at, photographs were taken by Sporting Images and can be purchased at read more

USW begins rotating strikes at Conifer mills

first_imgLocal 1-2017 president Brian O’Rourke said that CONIFER continues to demand concessions from the union on a new collective agreement, including longer probationary periods, lower starting wages, and extra costs for health and welfare benefits.The union said that as part of the rotating strike action, all other CONIFER operations are under an overtime ban, which will continue as the bargaining committee evaluates the next operation, or operations, for strike action.As of right now, it is not clear if and/or when picket lines will go up at the Canfor mill in Fort St. John. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The union representing workers at 13 sawmills in Northern B.C., including the Canfor mill in Fort St. John says it has begun rotating strikes at those mills after giving 72-hour strike notice at the beginning of the month.According to an update posted on the United Steelworkers Local 1-2017 website, the union’s began rotating strikes last Wednesday, when picket lines went up at the Tolko’s Lakeview mill in Williams Lake.On October 4th, the union issued 72-hour strike notice after talks between it and the Council of Northern Interior Forest Industry Relations or CONIFER, broke down in late September.last_img read more

I try to control the controllables says Bumrah Krunal Pandya calls him

first_imgBengaluru: Called a legend by his Mumbai Indians teammate Krunal Pandya, India pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah says he backs himself to deliver no matter what the situation is and always focusses on his strengths. Bumrah’s 3/20 in four overs against Royal Challengers Bangalore was crucial to Mumbai Indians’ six-run triumph in an IPL clash. “You go ball by ball and you try to control the controllables. You try to back yourself in the situation,” the man of the match winner said in the presentation ceremony. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh “You don’t go too far behind, I was just focussing on my plan and trying to back my strengths. I always try to back myself in any situation and execute the plan to perfection. I have always taken care of my body,” added the pacer, who had hurt his shoulder in the previous match but got fit just in time for this game. All-rounder Krunal Pandya was gushing in his praise for the bowler, who is ranked No.1 in the ICC world rankings. “It was a great game. We were in-out throughout the second innings. The way Bumrah bowled, he is a legend. The way he’s giving consistent performances whether he is playing for India or Mumbai Indians; he is outstanding,” he said. Pandya also lauded his brother, Hardik Pandya for the 14-ball unbeaten 32 on Thursday. “Whatever I have seen of Hardik this year, he’s striking the ball very well. For me, it was excepted, what he did,” he said. “He’s in a good mind space. I’m pretty sure he’ll be delivering for MI consistently. It’s important to get a win in the second game only, sets the momentum for the team,” he said.last_img read more

Weekly football picks Week 7

Justin Zwick Last week: 1-2 Overall: 15-5 Picks: Ohio State, Iowa, Arkansas Quinn Pitcock Last week: 2-1 Overall: 14-6 Picks: Ohio State, Michigan, Arkansas The only game featuring a difference of opinion last week was Michigan State-Michigan. Sparty’s 34-17 victory gave James Laurinaitis, Quinn Pitcock and Zack Meisel 2-1 weeks. Justin Zwick suffered his first losing week of the season, as he returned closer to the pack at 15-5 overall. Laurinaitis and Pitcock trail Zwick by just one game. Senior basketball player Dallas Lauderdale checks in two games off the pace. This week, every participant expects Ohio State to knock off Wisconsin, but opinion is spread out on the other two contests. THIS WEEK’S GAMES No. 1 Ohio State @ No. 18 Wisconsin No. 15 Iowa @ Michigan No. 12 Arkansas @ No. 7 Auburn James Laurinaitis Last week: 2-1 Overall: 14-6 Picks: Ohio State, Iowa, Auburn Dallas Lauderdale Last week: 1-2 Overall: 13-7 Picks: Ohio State, Iowa, Auburn Zack Meisel Last week: 2-1 Overall: 11-9 Picks: Ohio State, Iowa, Auburn read more

Pep Guardiola happy with Jesus performance

first_imgManchester City boss Pep Guardiola has admitted being more than happy with Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus’ performances this season.Gabriel has netted one goal during this season as well as featured in several games from the bench, however, City boss believes he couldn’t be happier with his contribution to the team.“He is happy,” said the boss via Man City’s official website.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“His performances are very good. His movement, his high pressing is excellent and he works very hard, but he is still young and of course, he has areas he can improve o“We are going to help him in final third and he has desire to improve – we will help him in training with that.”Jesus made his senior debut for Brazil in September 2016. Following 21 caps win and netting seven goals at youth level, which includes reaching the final of the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup and winning an Olympic gold medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics.last_img read more

Martin Keown blasts Arsenals transfer policy

first_imgFormer Arsenal defender Martin Keown has blasted the club’s January transfer policy amid reports Unai Emery will only be able to sign players on loan.Reports suggest that Emery will only be allowed to make permanent signings if the club can sell Mesut Ozil this month.The policy has not deterred Emery going after Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez, although any deal to bring the former Villarreal midfielder to the Emirates will be a loan move with a view to a permanent move in the summer.With Arsenal sitting fifth on the Premier League standings and battling to secure a top-four spot, Keown admitted he is surprised by a “very weird situation” with the Gunners.“It’s a very weird situation at Arsenal,” he told talkSPORT on Thursday.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“For the club to say they’re only allowed to loan players…”“This is the sixth-wealthiest club in the world! And we can’t buy a player in this transfer window?”“I think that’s astonishing.”last_img read more