Woman killed in San Diego synagogue shooting to be laid to rest

first_imgSANDY HUFFAKER/AFP/Getty Images(SAN DIEGO) — Grieving family and friends will gather Monday at the funeral for Lori Gilbert-Kaye, a 60-year-old woman shot dead Saturday at the Chabad of Poway synagogue in San Diego County.Three others were injured in the attack in the synagogue’s lobby during Saturday morning services, on the last day of Passover. The 19-year-old suspected gunman is in custody.Gilbert-Kaye was at the synagogue with her husband and daughter for a memorial service in honor of her mother, who recently died, Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein told reporters.When the shooting broke out, Gilbert-Kaye was in the lobby, while her friend, Rochelle Schwartz, was in the sanctuary with Gilbert-Kaye’s daughter. “I just remember getting her down and covering her with my body and telling her, ‘Please be quiet. I don’t want the shooter to know that we’re here,’” Schwartz told ABC News. “She was just so brave.”Once the gunfire ended, Schwartz and Gilbert-Kaye’s husband and daughter rushed to the lobby. “It was horrific,” Schwartz said.“Lori is really a pillar of the community. She has the most generous, kind heart,” Schwartz said overcome with emotion. “We’re gonna miss her. She’s a very special person. And I just pray that this never happens again.We have to work on education and we have to stop this insanity. It’s just so tragic.” “We’re gonna go back to services,” Schwartz added. “We’re gonna show that were strong enough to just continue and not let this get to us.”As the shocked community comes together in grief, the suspected gunman is in custody and being held on arresting charges of one count of murder and three counts of attempted murder. Formal charges are expected to be filed Monday.Investigators believe he acted alone, and authorities say he bought the AR-style weapon used in the attack on Friday. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Engagement: Clarke – Robertson

first_imgNancy and John Clarke of Edgartown are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Katharine Warren Clarke of Edgartown, to Craig Steven Robertson of Chelmsford, son of Kathleen and Matthew Rafferty of Dracut. Katie Clarke is director of theater at Endicott College, and artistic director at Stage 288. Craig Robertson is employed by Chelmsford High School. The couple plan to marry in September 2022.last_img

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Panthers lacking consistency in losing streak

first_imgPittsburgh running back Isaac Bennett (34) catches a pass in front of Virginia linebacker Daquan Romero (13) during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014. Virginia won the game 24-19. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) – Chad Voytik made several big plays, but Virginia just made more.The junior quarterback threw for two touchdowns, hit Tyler Boyd for 34 yards on a third-and-10 and hit Isaac Bennett for 17 yards on a third-and-10, but he said it was the plays Pittsburgh didn’t make in between that were to blame for their third consecutive loss, 24-19 to Virginia on Saturday night.“It all comes down to executing, whether it’s momentum or big plays. That’s key in football,” said Voytik, who finished 16 for 30 for 195 yards despite being sacked four times and pressured all night.“I think that’s what’s been evident. We are rolling, making big plays, that’s when things are happening. It’s just a domino effect. We just need to connect all the different phases on the field,” he said.Voytik wasn’t without mistakes of his own. He threw an interception that Max Valles returned 35 yards for a touchdown in Virginia’s 21-point second quarter, and missed several open receivers.The Panthers (3-3, 1-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) don’t have long to fix things. They return to Virginia Thursday to play Virginia Tech at Lane Stadium in another Coastal Division battle.“Everybody loses something. We’ve lost three straight,” linebacker Todd Thomas said. “We can’t take it back, so we just have to pick our heads up and get ready for Virginia Tech. We just have to work.”Getting their defense back to the way it started the season would help.Kevin Parks ran for a career-high 169 yards and a long touchdown for the Cavaliers (4-2, 2-0), who piled up 225 rushing yard against a team that arrived at Scott Stadium allowing just 107 per game.The Cavaliers built a 24-3 lead by halftime, then held on. Virginia also limited James Conner, who arrived third in the country with an average of 158 yards per game and second with nine touchdowns, to 83 yards on 21 carries. Twice they stuffed him on runs inside the 4 yard-line.The Panthers got a long punt return from Tyler Boyd and a touchdown pass from Voytik to J.P. Holtz with 1:27 remaining to get within 24-19, but Voytik’s 2-point conversion pass attempt was batted down.Virginia seemed well on its way to a big victory until its momentum evaporated in the third quarter.They took the kickoff, were forced to punt and it was blocked by Dontez Ford, and the Panthers took possession at Virginia’s 31. Five plays later, Voytik hit Manasseh Garner for 17 yards and the touchdown.Virginia drove to midfield on the ensuing possession, but when Matt Johns rolled right and tried an off-balance throw downfield to Taquan Mizzell, Pat Amara intercepted and Pitt took over at its 33.The Panthers drove to a first-and-goal at the Cavaliers 4, but Virginia’s defense stiffened with the aid of a false start penalty, and Chris Blewitt’s 24-yard field goal pulled Pittsburgh to within 24-13.The stand seemed to be the wake-up call the Cavaliers’ defense needed.The false start penalty was one of four against the Panthers in the game.Virginia had seemingly broken the game open with 21 points in a span of 8:11 in the second quarter.Parks followed Johns’ 19-yard completion to Miles Gooch with a 48-yard run off the left side for a touchdown. It was Parks’ longest run of the year and put him on his way to 115 yards by halftime.After the Panthers’ fourth punt of the half, Virginia drove 78 yards in nine plays. The drive was highlighted by a lateral that Johns threw to Gooch, a former quarterback, and Gooch’s 28-yard pass to Zach Swanson that moved the ball to the Pitt 4. Johns’ swing pass for 3 yards to Khalek Shepherd three plays later pushed the lead to 17-3, and Virginia’s pressure on Voytik helped it grow again a minute later.Pressured, Voytik threw for Conner, but Max Valles stepped in front of the pass for the interception and ran 35 yards untouched to the end zone. It was the Cavaliers’ 19th takeaway of the season, and the ensuing extra point gave them 72 points off those plays; Last year, they scored 13 off 21 takeaways.—Follow Hank on twitter at: http://twitter.com/hankkurzjrlast_img read more

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10 months agoCardiff boss Warnock finds Zohore positive in Man Utd defeat

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Cardiff boss Warnock finds Zohore positive in Man Utd defeatby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCardiff City boss Neil Warnock found a positive in Ken Zohore’s return for their thrashing by Manchester United.He suggested the Dane, if back to his best, could boost Cardiff’s January transfer search for a new striker.“I was pleased our ‘new signing’ Ken Zohore played quite well today, I have been waiting for that for three months,” he said.“He’s trained really well and looks more like himself from last year. That has been a massive plus for me.“If he plays well it helps our search for a striker, as it is not the most important thing if he plays like that.“But if on January 31 he goes back to how he has been, I’ve got problems! I need him to set his stall out and show me what he can do.” last_img read more

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a month agoPSG coach Thomas Tuchel linked with Man Utd

first_imgPSG coach Thomas Tuchel linked with Man Utdby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the lovePSG coach Thomas Tuchel is being linked with Manchester United.United sees him as an alternative to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should the Red Devils boss fail to improve results, says Le 10 Sport.The Old Trafford-based club gave Solskjaer a three-year contract just six months ago.Barcelona are also interested in hiring PSG boss Tuchel.The Red Devils failed to qualify for this season’s Champions League last campaign in which Solskjaer took over half way through. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

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Alberta government contract to result in three new solar power plants

first_imgCALGARY, A.B. – The Alberta government is granting a 20-year contract to supply about half of its electric power needs to a partnership that plans to build three new solar power plants for more than $100 million.Environment and Parks Minister Shannon Phillips says the contract to supply about 55 percent of the government’s annual power consumption will shave $3.9 million per year from the current expiring contracts.She says the winning bid of 4.8 cents per kilowatt-hour by 50-50 partners Canadian Solar Solutions Inc. of Guelph, Ont., and Conklin Metis Local 193 of southern Alberta was selected from 19 companies through a competitive procurement process. John Gorman, CEO of the Canadian Solar Industries Association, said during the announcement the power price is so low it’s “almost unbelievable,” adding it is less than the average cost of building natural gas-powered power generation.Ryan Tourigny, director of development for Canadian Solar, says construction on the three plants at Hays, Jenner and Tilley in southern Alberta will begin in early 2020 and are expected to come on stream in 2021.The plants are to produce about 94 megawatts at peak times, enough to power about 20,000 homes, and about 270 jobs will be created during construction.last_img read more

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Ethiopian Airlines plane crashes shortly after takeoff, all 157 on board killed

first_imgADDIS ABABA: An Ethiopian Airlines flight crashed shortly after takeoff from the capital Sunday morning killing all 157 thought to be on board, according to statements from the airline and the state broadcaster. There were no immediate details on what caused the crash of the Boeing 737-8 MAX plane, which was new and had been delivered to the airline in November. The state-owned Ethiopian Airlines, widely considered the best-managed airline in Africa, calls itself Africa’s largest carrier and has ambitions of becoming the gateway to the continent. The airline’s statement said 149 passengers and eight crew members were thought to be on the plane that crashed six minutes after departing Addis Ababa on its way to Kenya’s capital. The crash occurred around Bishoftu, or Debre Zeit, some 50 kilometres (31 miles) south of Addis Ababa, at 8:44 am. It was carrying passengers from more than 30 countries, the airline’s CEO told journalists. He said they included 32 Kenyans, 18 Canadians, nine Ethiopians, eight Italians, eight Chinese citizens, eight Americans, seven British citizens, seven French citizens, six Egyptians, five Dutch citizens, four Indians, four people from Slovakia, three Austrians, three Swedes, three Russians, two Moroccans, two Spaniards, two Poles and two Israelis. Belgium, Indonesia, Somalia, Norway, Serbia, Togo, Mozambique, Rwanda, Sudan, Uganda and Yemen each had one citizen onboard. Four of those on board were listed as using United Nations passports and their nationalities were not immediately clear. Records show that the plane was new. The last deadly crash of an Ethiopian Airlines passenger plane was in 2010 when the plane crashed minutes after takeoff from Beirut killing all 90 people on board. Sunday’s crash comes as the country’s reformist prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, has vowed to open up the airline and other sectors to foreign investment in a major transformation of the state-centred economy.last_img read more

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Row in TN Cong over naming Karti from Sivaganga seat

first_imgChennai: Former Union Minister E M Sudarsana Natchiappan who was a contender for the Sivaganga Lok Sabha seat has strongly opposed the party high command’s decision allotting it to Karti P Chidambaram saying people “hated” that family.While the names of eight other Congress candidates from Tamil Nadu were announced on Friday, the nominee for Sivaganga – Karti Chidambaram – was declared only on Sunday evening. Besides Karti, the only other contender for Sivaganga seat was Natchiappan. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’Natchiappan, who emerged victorious in 1999 Lok Sabha polls defeating H Raja (BJP-runner-up) and P Chidambaram of the Tamil Maanila Congress (who secured the third position), said the decision by the high command has pushed the Congress into a tough situation since Karti Chidambaram was facing “court case.” P Chidambaram has won from Sivaganga seven times starting 1984. “As far as I understand, people hate that entire family (P Chidambaram’s family) as they have not done any good for the Sivaganga constituency,” Natchiappan who was elected twice to the Rajya Sabha (2004, 2010) told reporters. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KNatchiappan, who is also an advocate said naming Karti could also be a reason for future problems in the Congress party. A former union minister of State for commerce and industry, Natchiappan alleged that Chidambaram prevented him from becoming not only the Tamil Nadu Congress Committee president but also a Minister at the Centre for about nine years (since UPA assumed power in 2004). He alleged that whenever some posts were offered to him, Chidambaram used to opposed it.last_img read more

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Ohio State womens volleyball targets Illinois upset

Beating No. 21 Illinois Friday at Huff Hall won’t break open any bottles of champagne, but getting a victory against an opponent that swept them last year in the regular season and in the NCAA Tournament would be a good start to this weekend’s Big Ten games for the No. 19 Ohio State women’s volleyball team. For the second consecutive weekend, OSU will face another daunting challenge on the road, as they travel to Illinois Saturday and then to Northwestern on Saturday. The Buckeyes will try to improve their 11-5 overall record. Instead of a game plan more focused on their defense and how to stop their opponents this weekend, the Buckeyes are switching their mentality to what they can do to become a better unit on the court. “Well, for this week, I feel like a lot of times in preseason and in previous game plans, we have always been focusing on how we can stop the other team, such as what can we do to put up like a strategic block, or what can we do for defense,” said freshman middle blocker Andrea Kacsits. “This time, I feel like this weekend is more revolving around what can we do to make our game better, on our side of the court no matter what happens on the other side of the court. I feel like our game plan focuses more on us and less on them.” While Illinois boasts just an 8-6 record, the Illini defeated the Buckeyes three times last season and could present a similar challenge this weekend. Illinois features a potent offense that is led by redshirt freshman outside hitter Jocelynn Birks and sophomore outside hitter Liz McMahon, while their defense is anchored by senior middle blocker Erin Johnson, who notched her 400th career block in a lost against then-No. 13 Purdue. Patience will be a key, coach Geoff Carlston said, in how to slow down a high-octane offense that Illinois likes to run. “They run a very pragmatic, controlled offense, so our group needs to be patient and be ready for long rallies,” Carlston said. “(Birks) is solid for sure. We need to be aware where she is at all times and be disciplined in our digging lanes.” Defense will also play a huge factor for the Buckeyes, but players feel that they are ready for the big, physical lineup Illinois will present. “I feel like we’re going to be really prepared. It’s going to be our second away weekend in the Big Ten, so I think were ready,” said junior defensive specialist Julianne Mandolfo. “Illinois is always a huge team, so they have, like, big pin hitters and our back rows are going to be ready for that.” Specifically for those two hitters in Birks and McMahon, Mandolfo further explained on the preparations they have worked on to make sure they keep them in check. “We have been preparing with the pins, like you said with two hitters, and basically just all-out defense,” Mandolfo said. “With our front row block and our back row picking up the lanes behind.” The Buckeyes will also be playing against Northwestern, who are 12-3 overall, at Welsh-Ryan Arena. One of the concerns Carlston has for this matchup is how different this team is from Illinois. “The second night is challenging when you have two teams that are so different,” Carlston said. “Our focus has to be on Illinois, but we will be ready for the Wildcats on Saturday.” While Illinois’ offense is led by their two outside hitters, Northwestern is different, as they are lead by their senior setter Madalyn Shalter. According to Mandolfo, the game plan against the Wildcats will stay relatively the same, but with a new twist. “Just working mostly on our offense, and for Northwestern, we’re going to get our offense involved a lot, try some new players and new people in the front row,” Mandolfo said. Whether it is against ranked or unranked opponents, conference or non-conference games, one of the most important things is to be mentally prepared, Kacsits said. “Being mentally prepared I feel like is our biggest thing because a lot of times, and for me specifically, I can get so caught up in the game that it’s chaos for me,” Kacsits said. “My coaches have been working really hard to make sure that I slow things down. I think that can go for all of my teammates as well, that we need to keep the game slow. We need to figure out what they’re doing on the other side, so we can make the right decisions.” With the team’s focus and energy mostly geared toward this weekend, players still had some time to think about how it felt to move up three spots in the latest NCAA women’s volleyball rankings to No. 19 in the country. “It feels really exciting,” Mandolfo said. “I have never been on a team that has been in the top 20, so right now we need to maintain it. Every game is a huge game, so if we keep winning than were going to keep moving up.” For Carlston, his team moving up in the rankings goes back to how tough their schedule is. “It says a great deal about the strength of our schedule so far,” Carlston said. “We have played five matches against top 10 opponents, and 10 of our 16 have been against Top 25 teams in the nation.” Kacsits reflected her coach’s answer and really elaborated that records don’t tell the whole story. “Well, honestly, I feel like the record doesn’t even matter,” Kacsits said. “It’s like, of course it matters, but it’s the game that we lost, we didn’t lose by much. To the teams we lost to, like Minnesota for instance, we made maybe five or six unforced errors and we lost to them 25-23 in every set.” Kacsists said she knows this team has potential, and it is up to them to realize what they can accomplish as a team. “So it’s like we have the potential to be in the top 10, we just have to work through that thing,” she said. “That is what the season is for, that is what this is for and that’s what we are working for. Hopefully, we can be in the top 10 soon.” read more

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Football Ryan Day takes the reins during Urban Meyers absence

Co-offensive coordinator Ryan Day prior to the Ohio State- Oklahoma game on Sep. 9. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Managing Editor for Design Ryan Day already had increased responsibility heading into the 2018 season. Promoted to be the offensive coordinator for Ohio State, Day had the responsibility of making his mark on the quarterback position, guiding redshirt sophomore Dwayne Haskins into his first fall camp as the starting quarterback for the Buckeyes. However, that responsibility dramatically increased Wednesday afternoon. Ohio State announced head coach Urban Meyer would be placed on paid administrative leave as the school investigates domestic violence allegations made against former wide receivers coach Zach Smith, and whether the head coach knew about them. In that time, the team announced Day would take over as interim head coach. Since he arrived at Ohio State in January 2017, Day has been on the fast track. In his first season as a co-offensive coordinator, the Buckeyes tied with Penn State for the conference lead of 41.1 points per game, which was ranked as No. 6 in the nation, and led the Big Ten with an average of 506 yards of offense per game, ranked No. 7 in the nation. After the 2017 season, Day was promoted to offensive coordinator, signing a three-year deal with Ohio State with a base salary of $1 million per season. In a press release announcing his promotion to offensive coordinator, Meyer complimented Day, calling him “a very talented coach” who was “an outstanding addition” to the program. Meyer also said Day had many offers in the offseason both as a head coach at the college level and a coordinator in the National Football League. Even with all of the accolades and accomplishments Day has had in his coaching career, this is the first time he has ever been the head coach at any level. The same cannot be said of other members of Ohio State’s coaching staff going into the 2018 season. Associate head coach and defensive coordinator Greg Schiano spent 11 seasons as the head coach at Rutgers, earning six bowl appearances in his time with the Scarlet Knights. Schiano also spent two seasons as the head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2012 and 2013. After nine seasons as an assistant coach and offensive coordinator at Oklahoma, Kevin Wilson, now an offensive coordinator and tight ends coach at Ohio State, spent six seasons as head coach at Indiana, posting a record of 26-47. However, both Schiano and Wilson have faced recent controversy. In November 2017, Schiano was reportedly on the verge of becoming the next head coach at Tennessee before allegations he knew of the sexual abuse of Jerry Sandusky resurfaced when the two were assistant coaches together at Penn State, causing the Volunteers to rescind their offer. In 2016, Wilson was fired from his position as head coach due to allegations against him mistreating players while at Indiana. In his statement after being placed on paid administrative leave, Meyer said Day’s promotion, for however long it is, “allows the team to conduct training camp with minimal distraction.” With the increased responsibility and a team that will continue to have high hopes for the upcoming season, Day has an opportunity to prove something for not only Ohio State, but for his future endeavours moving forward. Instead of Meyer, it will be Day preparing for Oregon State. At least until further notice. read more

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