FOUR BLUES INVITED TO CFL ONTARIO REGIONAL COMBINE

first_imgFellow 2017 U SPORTS East West Bowl participant Sam MacMillan will showcase his size at the regional combine. MacMillan, a 6-foot-2, 290-pound offensive lineman from Toronto, has started in all 32 regular seasons games over the past four seasons, being named to the OUA all-rookie team in 2014. The three-time OUA all-star broke every Varsity Blues punting record in his career finale. He holds the school records for: most punts in a career (231), most punts in season (87), most punting yardage in a career (9871), most yards punting in a season (3921), highest career punting average (42.7) and highest single-season punting average (45.1). For the sixth consecutive year, the CFL will host a trio of regional combines ahead of the CFL Combine (March 24-25 in Winnipeg). CFL prospects will vie for an invitation to the CFL Combine presented by Adidas starting Wednesday, March 7 in Montreal. Following the Eastern Regional Combine in Montreal, U of T will host the Ontario Regional Combine on March 9 and Winnipeg will host the Western Regional Combine on March 22. TJ Morton earned his second consecutive U SPORTS all-Canadian honour after a record-breaking season in 2017. He set a new OUA single-season record in punting yards, amassing an eight-game total of 3,921. Morton also led the OUA in punting average (45.1), along with posting the longest punt of the season in the OUA with a 77-yard bomb vs Windsor on Sept. 4.  University of Toronto Varsity Blues football players Paul Kozachuk, Sam MacMillan, TJ Morton and Wacey Schell have been invited to the CFL Ontario regional combine on Friday, March 9 at Varsity Stadium.center_img Wacey Schell will look to turn heads next Friday. The Waterford, Ont., native, who stands at 6-foot-2, 215 pounds, made 11 receptions for 174 yards and one touchdown in 2017 for the Blues.For more information, scores and highlights on your favourite U of T athletes and teams, please visit www.varsityblues.ca. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, Instagram, SnapChat and Facebook for the latest and greatest in Varsity Blues intercollegiate athletics.   Print Friendly Version Story Links Paul Kozachuk, a 6-foot-0, 210-pound linebacker from London, Ont., ranked second on the Blues with 48 tackles and led the squad with two forced fumbles in 2017.last_img read more

Mother charged for embezzling $2M

first_imgA mother of four was made to stand before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan on Wednesday morning at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts charged with embezzlement.Pauline Stewart, 42, pleaded not guilty to the charge which alleged that between January 1, 2015 and July 18, 2016 in Georgetown, she embezzled $2,085,305, while employed as a clerk or servant at Country Pride.According to the prosecution, the money was given to the accused to deliver to her employer but she failed to do so.However, the Prosecution did not object to bail for the defendant and this was granted in the sum of $40,000. The case will continue on November 3.As a condition for bail, the defendant was also ordered to report weekly at the Brickdam Police Station.last_img read more

Former sergeant goes to trial in wife’s killing

first_imgAll signs pointed to foul play, sheriff’s homicide detectives said at the time. She didn’t say goodbye to her children, her sister or the pastor at the church where she volunteered, and there were signs she had expected to return home. Racz, however, said his estranged wife had planned a trip. Her Plymouth station wagon was found three days later at the FlyAway terminal parking lot in Van Nuys. Racz retired about 20 years ago from the Sheriff’s Department and recently left a second career as a teacher at a Compton elementary school. connie.llanos@dailynews.com (661) 257-5254160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SAN FERNANDO – Sixteen years after his estranged wife disappeared, a former sheriff’s sergeant from Valencia sat before a judge Monday charged with killing the mother of his three children. Jury selection is expected to conclude today in the trial of John Racz, long suspected of killing Ann Mineko Racz, whose body never has been found. Racz, 61, was indicted in October, but Los Angeles County Superior Court officials have refused to divulge the grand jury testimony that after so many years led to a charge of murder against Racz. Prosecutors said Monday they expect to bring 60 witnesses to testify, but they still offered no new evidence. “We’ll present multiple witnesses who will talk about the fact that she was scared to death of her husband, including a pastor, and that she told them that he threatened to kill her if she ever left,” Deputy District Attorney Beth Silverman said. Racz, 61, has pleaded not guilty. Wearing a blue suit and tie, Racz sat quietly during the first day of jury selection, frequently writing notes. Two of the Racz’s children, now grown, and Ann Racz’s brother were among family members in court. Defense attorney Philip D. Israels appeared confident. “I don’t think anything is different,” he said. “There’s still no body, no crime scene, no murder weapon, no DNA or scientific evidence of any kind.” Among the pool of potential jurors – most of them from the Santa Clarita Valley – were an FBI agent, a law professor and a video game programmer. Ann Racz hasn’t been seen since April22,1991, four days after the 43-year-old filed for divorce from her husband of 19 years. She took their children, Joanne, Glenn and Katelin, then 14, 11 and 7, to visit their father at his Valencia home, drove to McDonald’s to get them dinner and never came back. last_img read more

It’s over! – Van Gaal drops hint of Man United exit after FA Cup win

first_img Louis van Gaal’s Manchester United lifted the FA Cup for the first time in 12 years 1 Louis van Gaal left Manchester United’s team hotel following their FA Cup triumph, telling reporters ‘it’s over’.Jose Mourinho will reportedly replace the Dutchman at Old Trafford in the coming days, after United finished fifth in the Premier League and missed out on Champions League football.United beat Crystal Palace at Wembley on Saturday to win the FA Cup but the victory is not expected to save Van Gaal, who has failed to produce either a Premier League title challenge or brand of football in line with the club’s traditions.Van Gaal, 64, left United’s London hotel on Sunday morning and was greeted by a number of waiting supporters of the club.When asked by Sky Sports News if he would stop to speak, the former Barcelona boss refused and said: “It’s over.”Given the brevity of the comment, it was not immediately clear whether that meant the former Holland manager had been told his time at United was at an end.Mourinho refused to comment about the job when asked at ringside ahead of David Haye’s bout in London on Saturday night.last_img read more

BOURDAIS CONTINUES INDYCAR SERIES WIN STREAK AT ROLEX 24

first_img“I’m elated that he’s going to come into the season after this victory and boost his confidence, which has been building with his finish last year of top-10 finishes in four of the final five races,” said KV Racing Technology co-owner Jimmy Vasser, the 1996 Champ Car champion. “You don’t win 31 races and four championships in a row if you don’t know how to win. He led that team and had the fastest lap and he was just phenomenal. I’m really happy for him and look forward to what lies in store for the IndyCar Series season.”   Adding the Rolex 24 At Daytona overall victory to his hall of fame resume Jan. 26 was personally satisfying. Bourdais continued the streak of IndyCar Series drivers to win the twice-around-the-clock race to four consecutive years. Bourdais, who turns 35 on Feb. 28, teamed with Joao Barbosa and Christian Fittipaldi as the Action Express Racing Corvette Prototype held off a restart challenge by the Wayne Taylor Racing car following a full-course caution with eight minutes left to win by 1.461 seconds. Sebastien Bourdais has won endurance races  such as the Spa 24 Hours, sports car races like the inaugural Brickyard Grand Prix, V8 Supercar races, and 31 Indy car races. Next up for the four-time Champ Car champion are the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race and IndyCar Series championship. Bourdais commences the IndyCar Series season March 30 in the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg in the Chevrolet-powered No. 11 KVSH Racing car. “It’s one of those historic races that you just want to put on your resume,” said Bourdais, who has been the runner-up three times in the 24 Hours Le Mans in his home town. “It’s done today, and it was done fighting hard for it and it really feels good for the entire Team Chevy and everybody because we went and grabbed this one.” More than a dozen IndyCar Series drivers competed in the 52nd annual race. Charlie Kimball (2013), Justin Wilson (2012) and Graham Rahal (2011) were the previous IndyCar Series drivers in the streak to earn the signature watch. Last year, Ryan Hunter-Reay (second) and Wilson presented a sweep for IndyCar Series drivers.last_img read more

Jackson County Inmate Roster – 10-1-19

first_imgInmates booked into the Jail within the last 24 hours. Fee, Jordan R Booking #:102303 View Profile >>> Booking Date:09-30-2019 – 5:13 pm Inmates released from the Jail within the last 24 hours. Bond:No Bond View Profile >>> Charges:35-48-4-6 Possession Cocaine or Narcotic Smith-Wellner, Cody View Profile >>> Booking #:102179 View Profile >>> View Profile >>> View Profile >>> Booking #:102296 Booking Date:09-30-2019 – 10:58 am Bogard, Roy A Booking Date:09-30-2019 – 9:13 am View Profile >>> Charges:9-26-1-2 Leaving the Scene-Property Dam Release Date:09-30-2019 – 10:08 am Charges:35-38-2.3 Probation Violation (Adult) Polly, Darrell E Bond:No Bond Charges:9-26-1-2 Leaving the Scene-Property Dam View Profile >>> Charges:2 Transport Order-Adult Booking Date:09-14-2019 – 2:07 am Booking Date:09-26-2019 – 11:04 pm Bond:$1005 Booking Date:09-30-2019 – 6:50 pm Bond:No Bond Booking Date:09-30-2019 – 4:38 pm Woods, Jessica V Bond:No Bond Release Date:09-30-2019 – 8:53 am Woods, Jessica V Booking #:102299 View Profile >>> Booking #:102300 Bond:No Bond Newsome, Karla D Bond:No Bond Trayo, El-Rasheed Booking #:102297 Charges:1 Serve Time Circut Court View Profile >>> Booking #:102305 Trayo, El-Rasheed Booking Date:09-30-2019 – 7:32 pm Release Date:09-30-2019 – 8:53 am View Profile >>> Kwasniewski, Jennifer N Release Date:09-30-2019 – 8:08 pm Booking #:102296 Bond:$1505 Charges:35-48-4-6.1 Poss of Meth16-42-19-18 Poss of Syringe35-43-4-2.5(b) Auto Theft9-24-19-2 DWS- Prior Unrelated Violation35-44.1-2-4 False Identify Statement35-48-4-11 Possession Marijuana/Hashish35-48-4-8.3 Possession of Paraphernalia Booking #:102272 Bond:No Bond Clark, Abigail L View Profile >>> Charges:35-38-2.3 Probation Violation (Adult) Charges:16-42-19-18 Poss of Syringe35-48-4-6.1 Poss of Meth35-48-4-11 Possession Marijuana/Hashish35-48-4-8.3 Possession of Paraphernalia35-45-1-5 Common Nuisance35-44.1-2-4 False Identify Statement3 Out of County Hold35-43-4-2 B Stolen Property;Poss/sell/reci9-24-19-2 DWS- Prior Unrelated Violation Chadd, Jacquelyn A Booking Date:09-30-2019 – 10:19 am Booking #:102301 Booking #:102298 Release Date:09-30-2019 – 10:08 am Bond:No Bond Booking #:102302 Bond:No Bond Bond:$1505 Booking Date:09-30-2019 – 4:40 pm Booking Date:08-22-2019 – 11:02 am Booking Date:09-30-2019 – 9:13 am Charges:2 Transport Order-Adult Charges:9-30-5-3 Operating Vehicle Intox/Prior9-30-5-1 BAC .08% to .14% Charges:35-38-2.3 Probation Violation (Adult) Charges:3 Out of County Hold Sherman-Russell, Mitchell E Booking Date:10-01-2019 – 1:19 am Bond:No Bond Booking #:102008 View Profile >>>last_img read more

2017 WIAA football playoffs, Level 2 schedule

first_imgSecond-round games set for Friday, Oct. 27By Paul LeckerSports ReporterThe 2017 WIAA football playoffs will continue Friday, Oct. 27, with Level 2 games in seven divisions.Winners move on to Level 3 games on Nov. 3.Stratford, Spencer/Columbus, and Auburndale have moved on to Level 2 games — all on the road versus familiar opponents.In Division 5, Stratford (8-2) will play at No. 1 seed Stanley-Boyd (10-0), and Spencer/Columbus (9-1) will head to No. 2 seed Amherst (9-1), the two-time defending WIAA D-5 state champions.Auburndale (6-4) will have a rematch with Marawood Conference-rival Marathon (7-3) in a Division 6 game Friday.Stratford lost to Stanley-Boyd 21-14 in the teams’ season opener in August; Spencer/Columbus was bounced from the WIAA playoffs in each of the past two seasons by Amherst, including in the Division 5 state championship game in 2015; and Marathon topped Auburndale in a Marawood game 35-13 back on Sept. 22.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)2017 WIAA Football PlayoffsLevel 2All games Friday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m.Division 1No. 5 Stevens Point at No. 1 Bay PortNo. 3 Neenah at No. 2 Appleton NorthNo. 4 Milwaukee Marquette at No. 1 KimberlyNo. 3 Hartland Arrowhead at No. 2 Fond du LacNo. 5 Kettle Moraine at No. 1 Sun PrairieNo. 3 Madison West at No. 2 MiddletonNo. 4 Muskego at No. 1 Racine HorlickNo. 3 Lake Geneva at No. 2 FranklinDivision 2No. 4 Holmen at No. 1 MenomonieNo. 6 Pulaski at No. 2 Green Bay SouthwestNo. 4 Slinger at No. 1 WaunakeeNo. 3 Hartford at No. 2 MenashaNo. 4 Waterford at No. 1 Monona GroveNo. 3 Stoughton at No. 2 Waukesha WestNo. 5 Greenfield at No. 1 Brookfield CentralNo. 3 Brookfield East at No. 2 Mequon HomesteadDivision 3No. 4 West Salem at No. 1 AntigoNo. 3 Onalaska at No. 2 Rice LakeNo. 5 Berlin at No. 1 West De PereNo. 3 Green Bay Notre Dame at No. 2 KewaskumNo. 4 Pewaukee at No. 1 New Berlin EisenhowerNo. 3 Mount Horeb/Barneveld at No. 2 Waukesha Catholic MemorialNo. 4 Plymouth at No. 1 Whitefish BayNo. 3 Whitnall at No. 2 GreendaleDivision 4No. 4 Bloomer at No. 1 OsceolaNo. 6 Northwestern at No. 2 St. Croix CentralNo. 4 Appleton Xavier at No. 1 WrightstownNo. 3 Little Chute at No. 2 FreedomNo. 4 Platteville at No. 1 LodiNo. 3 Lake Mills at No. 2 Racine St. Catherine’sNo. 4 Two Rivers at No. 1 Sheboygan FallsNo. 6 Greendale Martin Luther at No. 2 KielDivision 5No. 5 Durand at No. 1 GrantsburgNo. 3 Chetek-Weyerhaeuser at No. 2 Elk MoundNo. 5 Stratford at No. 1 Stanley-BoydNo. 3 Spencer/Columbus at No. 2 AmherstNo. 4 Prairie du Chien at No. 1 ClintonNo. 6 Westby at No. 2 Lake Country LutheranNo. 5 New Holstein at No. 1 Cedar Grove-BelgiumNo. 7 Laconia at No. 6 ValdersDivision 6No. 4 Unity at No. 1 Melrose-MindoroNo. 3 Eau Claire Regis at No. 2 Spring ValleyNo. 5 Crivitz at No. 1 Iola-ScandinaviaNo. 6 Auburndale at No. 2 MarathonNo. 4 Fennimore at No. 1 MarkesanNo. 3 Mineral Point at No. 2 Cuba CityNo. 5 Dodgeland at No. 1 Fond du Lac St. Mary’s SpringsNo. 3 Manitowoc Lutheran at No. 2 Racine LutheranDivision 7No. 5 Hurley at No. 1 Clear LakeNo. 3 Abbotsford at No. 2 LoyalNo. 4 Pittsville at No. 1 EdgarNo. 3 Independence/Gilmanton at No. 2 BangorNo. 5 Iowa-Grant at No. 1 Black HawkNo. 3 Wauzeka-Steuben/Seneca at No. 2 Potosi/CassvilleNo. 5 Hilbert/Stockbridge at No. 1 Wild RoseNo. 3 Oshkosh Lourdes at No. 2 Fall Riverlast_img read more

Scandals Continue Casting Spotlight on Sexual Harassment

first_imgCBS Chief Les Moonves has become the latest high-profile executive accused of harassment in the #MeToo era and surely won’t be the last. Six women have accused him of sexual harassment or misconduct from the 1980s to the 2000s. But give Late Show host Stephen Colbert credit for taking time during an opening monologue to address the controversy surrounding Moonves, the man who hired him, head on.“Everybody believes in accountability until it’s their guy, and make no mistake Les Moonves is my guy. He stood behind this show while we were struggling to find our voice, and I like working for him” said Colbert. “But accountability is meaningless unless it’s for everybody—whether it’s the leader of a network or the leader of the free world.”It was fitting that Colbert used his powerful pulpit to make a statement because sexual harassment is so often about power—who has it and who doesn’t. And it would be hard to find someone more powerful in the media industry than Moonves.But as Philadelphia employment attorney Jonathan Segal noted on our most recent XpertHR podcast, “Sexual Harassment 2.0, Now What?,” power doesn’t just start at the top. “If you’re a $10-an-hour person who works in a hotel and the $12-an-hour employee comes onto you, he has Harvey Weinstein-like power [over that person],” said Segal.Weinstein was the low-hanging fruit that launched the #MeToo movement, a bully and serial predator whose alleged conduct went way beyond the pale. And it remains to be seen where the independent investigation will go surrounding Moonves, a more well-liked executive with a record of promoting women but who nonetheless faces serious claims of forcible kissing, unwanted advances and retaliation.But most cases don’t rise to this level of publicity. And still more fall into an area where there are shades of gray, especially when the harassment claims may have arisen out of a workplace relationship gone bad. Segal also points to hugs in the office as another example.So what role can HR play in investigating sexual harassment claims? In cases against high-level executives, the best course is an outside investigation. But in many other situations, Segal said, HR can be a valuable resource in taking action despite some of the criticism the profession has received. According to Segal, leadership teams need to show that they value HR and that it plays a critical role in decision-making.So long as HR is empowered, he said, then employees will have more confidence in its ability to solve problems, including those involving sexual harassment.“You don’t read about the hundreds of cases where the problems have gone away because HR took appropriate corrective action,” noted Segal. “But no one calls the New York Times and says, ‘HR did a great job.’ And HR often does do a great job.”For more of Segal’s insights on sexual harassment in the workplace and what employers need to know, listen in to the latest XpertHR podcast.Originally posted on XpertHR blog.last_img read more

Vermont ~ Corporate Income Tax: New January 31 Filing Deadline Announced

first_imgCCH Tax Day ReportThe Vermont Department of Taxes has issued a press release informing corporate taxpayers that, beginning 2017, the due date for employers to file their annual reconciliations (Form WHT-434) and Forms W-2 and/or 1099 is on or before January 31. The previously available February 28 due date is no longer valid, and the new January 31 due date is applicable for both electronic and paper filings. To file their annual reconciliations and W-2s/1099s, employers can use myVTax, the Vermont Department of Taxes’ online system, which provides many features that could help with business record keeping.Release, Vermont Department of Taxes, January 6, 2017last_img read more

Louisiana ~ Corporate, Personal Income Taxes: Sunset Dates Enacted for Various Credits and Incentives

first_imgCCH Tax Day ReportLouisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards has signed legislation that establishes termination dates for the following corporate and personal income tax credits and incentive programs administered by the Department of Economic Development:— Single sales factor apportionment program—No contracts may be entered into on or after July 1, 2017;— Angel investor credit—No credits allowed for applications received on or after July 1, 2021;— Sound recording investor credit—No credits allowed for applications received on or after July 1, 2021;— Green job industries credit—No credits allowed for applications received on or after July 1, 2017;— Technology commercialization credit—No contracts may be entered into on or after July 1, 2017; and— Urban revitalization zone credits and deductions—No contracts may be entered into on or after July 1, 2017.In addition, the legislation repeals the employment credit for motion picture production companies.Act 323 (S.B. 178), Laws 2017, effective June 22, 2017last_img read more