Month: July 2018

Essendon earns an impressive win over Sydney Swans at Docklands, stays in the finals race

Updated July 27, 2018 22:48:10 Photo: Essendon finished over the top of the Sydney Swans to stay just outside the top eight. (AAP: Julian Smith) Essendon has kept its AFL finals hopes alive and left Sydney in peril after downing the battling Swans by 43 points at Docklands. Friday night’s 15.19 (109) to 10.6 (66)…



Needham (Ma.) football coach David Duffy resigns after 19 years

A longtime Boston-area head football coach has resigned his post just before his players report to summer training camp, bringing an end to a 19-year run in a sudden and stunning decision. As reported by the Boston Herald, Needham football coach David Duffy announced his retirement Wednesday night after 19 years at the school in…



PeopleNet unveils new fixed-mount display

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – A new display unit from PeopleNet is boasting rugged features and access to third-party applications through the Android platform. The PeopleNet Display.5 (PD.5) gives customers the option to implement what zthe company is calling a ruggedized display designed specifically for commercial vehicle use. The option is electronic logging device (ELD) compliant and…



2020 Tokyo Olympics consider daylight saving to beat heat

Organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics are considering introducing daylight saving time as a countermeasure to the extreme heat that could prevail in the Japanese capital during the games. Japan has been gripped by a deadly heatwave this summer that has resulted in more than 65 deaths nationwide. The temperature on Monday reached 41.1 Celsius…



TransCore annual conference and golf tournament a hole-in-one

ETOBICOKE, Ont. — The 20th annual TransCore Link Logistics conference and charity golf tournament was a hole-in-one according to organizers. The sun was shining as members of the transportation industry came out to raise money for Kids Help Phone and other Canadian children’s charities.  The event, held on July 16 in Etobicoke at Markland Wood…



‘Eighth Grade’ director Bo Burnham’s favorite Massachusetts spots

By his own estimation, comedian and “Eighth Grade” director and screenwriter Bo Burnham manages to make the trip home to Massachusetts from Los Angeles around four times a year to visit friends and family. And when he’s back, the Hamilton native told Boston.com that he has a few favorite establishments he makes sure to frequent….



Revised headlights help 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class earn IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award

Thanks to strong crash-test performance and improved headlights, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class garnered a Top Safety Pick+ award from the IIHS last week. The 2018 GLE crossover SUV passed the passenger side small front overlap test with a “Good” rating, the highest score awarded by the IIHS. It received the same score for its improved…



Titanic director Cameron backs bid for 5,500 items from ship

Filmmaker James Cameron and Titanic discoverer Robert Ballard are backing a bid by a group of British museums to acquire a collection of 5,500 artifacts from the sunken vessel. The campaign announced Tuesday aims to raise $20 million (15 million pounds) to buy the items from a private American company that salvaged them from the…



The octogenarian judge who stands up to Trump

Having declined to step down from the Court so that the Democrats could replace her with another liberal judge while Obama was still in power, Ginsburg is said to be working very hard to remain fit and healthy long enough to foil the Trump administration’s desire to replace her with one of theirs. During the…



West Coast Eagles defender Jeremy McGovern commits to club for five years

“It would have been nice to have locked it away a bit earlier, but these things take time. “Hopefully my decision puts a few West Coast fans at ease.” First baby put focus on family McGovern, who welcomed his first child Hudson earlier this year, was being chased by a host of clubs — including…