first_imgThe front end of the bus is badly damaged and the Isuzu is totaled.  The driver of the vehicle, an Isuzu Trooper, was “gravely injured,” according to officials.  The bus driver was also injured. At least one of the injured was taken to Bayfront Medical Center as a trauma alert.  Authorities have not identified that person.  The rest of the injured were taken to several other hospitals not far from the scene of the accident. The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office will be handling the investigation because the crash occurred on the Pinellas side of the county line.center_img The bus was headed to Paul R. Smith Middle School when the crash occurred at Sweetbriar Drive and Anclote Boulevard around 8:30 a.m.  There were 35 to 40 students on the bus. HOLIDAY, Fla. – At least 13 middle school students were injured when a school bus and a vehicle collided Wednesday morning in Holiday, according to authorities.  The injuries are said to be non-life threatening. last_img read more

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first_imgThe quarterfinal round in the Courts Pee Wee Football u11 Championship will commence today at the Ministry of Education ground, Carifesta Avenue. Timehri will engage Genesis and North Georgetown will lock horns with Soesdyke from 14:40hrs.In the final two matches, defending champion St Pius will match skills with Tucville and West Ruimveldt will tackle St. Agnes from 15:30hrs.  Prior to the quarterfinal section, the positional 9-16 Plate Section will commence.  At 13:00hrs, Maes will oppose St. Stephen and St. Ambrose will battle Craig. Uitvlugt will then engage Marian Academy while Enterprise will face-off with Redeemer from 13:50hrs.Below features the complete fixtures for the slated matches.last_img read more

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first_imgIn their first spring meeting with the New York Yankees, the Orioles didn’t exactly face the 1927 Bronx Bombers in a 5-1 win in Sarasota on Monday afternoon.New York right-hander Vidal Nuno made the start while Brett Gardner, Jayson Nix, Juan Rivera, and Francisco Cervelli were the most recognizable names in the Yankees’ batting order against left-hander Brian Matusz. The Orioles starter pitched two shutout innings to collect the victory while primarily using his fastball against an underwhelming lineup of hitters.It’s only a snapshot, but here were five thoughts taken away from the Orioles’ first televised spring training contest:1. You want to knock on wood when you say it — or pinch yourself because you assume you’re dreaming — but healthy versions of Brian Roberts and Nolan Reimold at the top of the order would do wonders for this offense. Roberts was the more impressive of the two Monday as he doubled from each side of the plate while hitting in the No. 2 spot in the order behind Reimold. The second baseman is also no longer wearing the double-flapped batting helmet he sported last season, another indication that his concussion-related symptoms might be behind him once and for all. Reimold was 0-for-2 against the Yankees after going 0-for-3 in his spring debut on Sunday, but he continues to build strength and confidence after being declared ready to go at the start of the spring.Manager Buck Showalter has stated his preference to lower J.J. Hardy in the order after the shortstop was miscast as a top-of-the-lineup hitter in his first two seasons with the Orioles, and Roberts’ .351 career on-base percentage and Reimold’s .338 mark would fit nicely at the top of the lineup as long as you continue to see no health concerns for either player this spring. It would be a welcome change for a lineup that included low on-base percentage options such as Hardy and the departed Robert Andino at the top of the order before Nick Markakis and Nate McLouth moved into those roles out of necessity in the second half of last season.It feels like a long shot to be able to count on a 35-year-old Roberts — who is trying to bounce back from season-ending hip surgery as well as offseason sports hernia surgery — after three injury-plagued seasons in a row, but the 29-year-old Reimold could still have plenty of good baseball in front of him if he can finally stay on the field.2. The case of right-hander Tommy Hunter will be one to follow this spring as he is out of options. Hunter allowed two hits and struck out two in a scoreless inning of work on Monday, and it appears the 26-year-old will be eyed as a relief option this spring.Hunter has made 75 career starts in the big leagues between Texas and Baltimore, but his stuff has never screamed starting pitcher as he’s averaged only 5.0 strikeouts per nine innings pitched and has a career 4.77 earned run average. In 12 2/3 innings pitched out of the bullpen last September, Hunter allowed one earned run and struck out 12 and featured fastball velocity in the upper 90s.This becomes more interesting when considering Hunter would need to clear waivers to be sent to Triple-A Norfolk at the end of the spring. Other fringe starters such as Matusz, Jake Arrieta, Zach Britton, and Steve Johnson all have at least one option remaining, making it possible that Hunter could be viewed in a more favorable light in starting the season as the long reliever out of the bullpen while at least some of the others could find themselves pitching with the Tides to start the year.Showalter has said the club won’t make roster decisions based on option years, but it would appear Hunter would have the inside track on a bullpen role if he has a reasonably strong spring. On the other hand, a poor performance from the right-hander would also mean he’s more likely to pass through waivers unclaimed.3. If you’re looking for this year’s version of Lew Ford or Steve Pearce, keep an eye on Russ Canzler. The 26-year-old is capable of playing first base and the corner outfield spots and hit 61 combined home runs in his last three minor-league seasons split between Double A and Triple A.It was a crazy offseason for Canzler, who was selected off waivers four different times with executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette finally nabbing him from the Yankees on Feb. 5. The right-handed hitter drove in a run with a single in Monday’s 5-1 win and was strongly endorsed by Norfolk manager Ron Johnson prior to the Orioles acquiring him this winter.It would be an upset to see Canzler break camp as a member of the 25-man roster — he also has two option years remaining — but his .819 on-base plus slugging percentage over nine minor-league seasons is the type of statistic that intrigues Duquette when searching for bargain-basement deals. Canzler was selected in the 30th round of the 2004 draft as an 18-year-old by the Chicago Cubs and spent seven years in that organization before spending a season each with Tampa Bay and Cleveland.It’s a long shot, of course, that we’ll see Canzler making any tangible contribution to the 2013 Orioles, but no one expected Ford or Pearce to contribute to the Orioles’ first playoff team in 15 years at the start of the season, either.CONTINUE ON NEXT PAGE >>>>>last_img read more

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first_img Partager La compétition se déroulera au CNT d’Esch du 5 au 8 février. Côté luxembourgeois, Mandy Minella, qui disputera sa dernière saison, a d’ores et déjà annoncé qu’elle serait présente. La n°1 grand-ducale a également indiqué souhaiter qu’Eléonora Molinaro soit également de la partie.À l’issue de la semaine de compétition, les deux premiers seront qualifiés pour les play-offs avec la possibilité de tenter leur chance pour intégrer le Groupe mondial. Le Luxembourg tentera, de son côté, d’éviter la relégation à l’étage inférieur. La FLT a annoncé ce jeudi matin qu’elle avait obtenu l’organisation de la Fed Cup au mois de février prochain. Elle avait déjà organisé l’événement à l’échelon inférieur (Groupe 2) cette année.À l’issue de l’événement de cette année, Claude Lamberty, le président de la fédération, se montrait plutôt perplexe quant à la possibilité d’organiser à nouveau la Fed Cup l’année suivante. Mais visiblement, la FLT a trouvé les ressources nécessaires pour être choisie afin de se charger de l’édition 2020 de la compétition.Après être monté de Groupe 2 en Groupe 1 à la maison, le Luxembourg tentera cette fois d’assurer son maintien à cet échelon de l’épreuve féminine par équipes. Et la tâche s’annonce particulièrement difficile pour les joueuses d’Anne Kremer. Elles devront en effet en découdre avec la Serbie (21e nation mondiale avec 5 joueuses inscrites dans le Top 200), la Pologne (26e mondiale avec deux filles dans le Top 100), la Suède (qui pointe au 29e rang avec une joueuse qui fait partie du Top 50 à la WTA) ainsi que la Turquie et la Slovénie, respectivement 38e et 51e au ranking. Pour mémoire, le Luxembourg figure lui à la 44e place mondiale.last_img read more

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