Pentagon: Iran Shot Down Plane By Mistake

first_imgU.S. intelligence officials say it appears Iran accidentally shot down a commercial airplane killing all 176 soles using a Russian anti-missile system.Multiple media reports say the Boeing 737 plane bound for Kiev crash was an accident.The crash happened a few hours after Iran launched missiles to Iraq to attack bases that host U.S. troops.It’s Russian built surface-to-air missile-defense system was likely active in case the U.S. decided to retaliate.Most of the people on board were either Iranian or Canadian.last_img

ACC tournament to continue without fans, other conferences cancel

first_imgUPDATED: March 12, at 12:02 p.m.GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament is continuing as scheduled, league commissioner John Swofford announced on Thursday. “Right now we are ready to tip the afternoon session,” Swofford said. “We want to provide an opportunity to continue to compete for our players.”The situation is “fluid” and is being monitored at an hourly rate, the commissioner said. The decision was made with “complete consensus” among school presidents and athletic directors, Swofford said. Syracuse Athletics could not be reached for immediate comment. Loading…AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Hopefully we won’t have to make another decision in the next few days, but we will if we have to do so,” Swofford said. Shortly after Swofford’s press conference ended, the Big Ten, Big 12, Southeastern and American Athletic Conference canceled their men’s basketball tournaments.“There was no way we could defend playing this,” AAC commissioner Mike Aresco told Yahoo Sports.  “We wanted to be proactive in protecting our student athletes.” During Syracuse’s 81-53 win over North Carolina on Wednesday night, the NBA suspended its season and other NCAA teams sat quarantined inside locker rooms at other conference tournaments. Speculation immediately arose as to what’s next for the ACC tournament, which decided before SU’s win that limited fans would be allowed inside the Greensboro Coliseum for the remainder of the tournament. MORE COVERAGE: ACC cancels men’s basketball tournament amid spread of coronavirusInside the confusion at the ACC tournament amid coronavirus restrictionsACC tournament to follow NCAA, Big 10,Big 12 in restricting fan accessSyracuse men’s lacrosse game at Rutgers to be played without fansHow coronavirus may affect Syracuse athleticsSwofford said the main difference between the ACC and NBA’s decision is that an NBA player tested positive for coronavirus. No NCAA men’s basketball player has reportedly been tested as of Thursday morning.The conference tournament will continue without fans starting with Florida State and Clemson. Tip-off is set for 12:30 p.m. All games will be played with “essential tournament personnel, limited school administrators and student-athlete guests, broadcast television and credentialed media members present,” a press release from the conference from Wednesday said.  No. 6-seed Syracuse will once again finish out the day of games playing against No. 3-seed Louisville at 9 p.m. Orange players acknowledged the possibility of playing in an empty gym following Wednesday’s win. “Obviously it’s a different feel,” Buddy Boeheim said. “It’s going to be much different. Our fans are great on the road. Definitely a setback, we need to treat it like another game, the same thing.”This story has been updated with additional reporting.Senior staff writer Nick Alvarez contributed to this report. Comments Published on March 12, 2020 at 10:55 am Contact Josh: [email protected] | @Schafer_44 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more


first_imgHappy Hour at Kelly’s Centra Mountain Top will last from 3pm – 6pm this evening.HAPPY HOUR! Kelly’s Centra Mountain Top are slashing prices on fuel as part of their ‘Customer Appreciation’ day! The ‘Happy Hour’ will last from 3pm-6pm – so that gives you ample time to avail of this fantastic deal.Management at Kelly’s Mountain Top have decided to slash a whopping 5 cent per litre off of all grades of fuel. So make sure and fill up your vehicle at Kelly’s Centra Mountain Top later this afternoon!As part of the ‘Customer Appreciation’ Day, Kelly’s American Roadside Diner will be offering all customers a massive 25% off their new limited edition burger meal deal!“The Grand Canyon” is a mouth watering burger, which is accompanied with fries and soda.It will be a huge hit and you wont find a bigger or better burger this side of the Atlantic. Why not come in and try it if you don’t believe me!!There are a number of superb deals on several products in-store at Kelly’s Centra Mountain Top as part of their ‘Customer Appreciation’ day – so make sure and drop in!  HAPPY HOUR! FUEL PRICES SLASHED AT KELLY’S CENTRA MOUNTAIN TOP was last modified: April 29th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BusinessHappy HourKelly’s Centra Mountain Topnewslast_img read more