Tom Walker was a quiet and considerate pupil at Monmouth School for Boys and his unexpected death last June, aged just 13, has been felt by the whole community.,Swim for Tom was organised by Tom’s 13-year-old sister Holly, Deputy Head Girl at Monmouth School for Girls, Katie Cameron, and Director of Sport, Miss Lou Scott.,Mr Tom Arrand, Acting Head at Monmouth School for Girls, reflected: “In 20 years of teaching, I have never witnessed a more impressive student-led event than the Swim for Tom.,Tom’s mum, Debbie Walker, said: “If we tally up all of the money raised starting from when Tom and his dad, Tim, did last year’s Brecon Beacons Night Hike, the money in Tom’s fund is £50,931.07.”,The tally includes money raised by Tom’s 11-year-old sister Emily who sang in Cwmbran town centre before Christmas (£229.23), a Christmas charity car park run by pupils in Town House at Monmouth School for Boys (£585), and collections made by a parent.

Sports bars across Macomb County were filled Sunday with fans munching on hot chicken wings, drinking cold beer and enjoying the spectacle known as Super Bowl LIII.,+2 

Debbie Graham was multi-tasking during the Super Bowl, shooting some pool while keep track of the game.,She said the club received word Saturday that a few more people were coming up to Kapone's for the Super Bowl, so she and her staff stayed after closing Saturday to prepare.,DAVE ANGELL -- FOR THE MACOMB DAILY  read more

Rivers directed the Los Angeles Chargers to a 23-17 playoff victory at Baltimore on Sunday, setting up another high-stakes matchup with Brady and the New England Patriots.,The reigning Super Bowl champions are still in the mix after Nick Foles threw a 2-yard touchdown pass to Golden Tate on fourth down with 56 seconds left, sending the Philadelphia Eagles to a 16-15 victory over the NFC North champion Chicago Bears on Sunday.,The Chargers (13-4) visit the Patriots (11-5) in the first divisional playoff game next Sunday, followed by the Eagles’ return to New Orleans.,The 37-year-old Rivers beat New England in 2008, but that was with Matt Cassel starting at quarterback for the Patriots while Brady was injured.,Rivers went up against New England for the first time in the playoffs after the 2006 season, tossing an interception in a 24-21 loss to the visiting Patriots.

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BALTIMORE (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers’ prize for dismantling the toughest defense in the NFL is a road game against a team that has long been a nemesis for Philip Rivers.,Going up against longtime Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and standout coach Bill Belichick is no easy task, but Rivers is up for the challenge.,AFC North champion Baltimore (10-7) got to play a home playoff game for the first time since 2012, but its run ended there.,Looking ahead, this much is clear: John Harbaugh figures he’ll be back as coach — even if nothing is set in stone yet — and he knows Jackson will be the team’s starting quarterback next season instead of past Super Bowl MVP Joe Flacco.,While Flacco is “the best quarterback in the history of the Ravens,” as Harbaugh put it, Jackson’s 6-1 close to the regular season cemented the first-round draft pick and Heisman Trophy winner as the No. 1 quarterback.

Rivers directed the Los Angeles Chargers to a 23-17 playoff victory at Baltimore on Sunday, setting up another high-stakes matchup with Brady and the New England Patriots.,The Chargers (13-4) visit the Patriots (11-5) in the first divisional playoff game next Sunday, followed by the Eagles’ return to New Orleans.,The 37-year-old Rivers beat New England in 2008, but that was with Matt Cassel starting at quarterback for the Patriots while Brady was injured.,Rivers went up against New England for the first time in the playoffs after the 2006 season, tossing an interception in a 24-21 loss to the visiting Patriots.,Playing with a torn knee ligament, Rivers threw two more picks in a 21-12 loss at New England.

REDDING, CT — Christine E. Hansen (nee Daniels), 48, of Redding, passed away on December 3, 2018 at Danbury Regional Hospice after a 5 year battle with breast cancer.,She also served as a Eucharistic Minister at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Redding.,Christine is survived by her devoted husband Tom, as well as her pride and joy, son Connor of Redding, son Matthew and daughter-in-law Laura of Fort Sill, OK, daughter Kristyn of New Haven, her beloved dog Kirby, mother Diana Daniels of Redding, brother Greg Daniels of Fairfield, father and mother-in-law Robert and Nancy Hansen of Bethel, brother-in-law Robert Hansen, Jr. and sister-in-law Brenda of Shelton, maternal grandmother Elizabeth Daniels of Sherman, as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.,A Memorial Mass for relatives and close friends will be held at St. Patrick Church in Redding on Monday, December 10, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.,To offer online condolences to Christine's family, please visit www.boutonfuneralhome.com.

The addition of Megaffin comes at the time of a strategic pivot for the company that includes a change of name to Adastra Pharmaceuticals Inc.,In addition, Adastra will initiate a study of TG02 in DIPG in the second quarter of this year.,About Adastra Pharmaceuticals

Adastra Pharmaceuticals Inc. is a private company committed to providing responsible solutions to advance patient care in oncology.,The company is currently developing its lead compound, TG02, for the treatment of glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) and diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG).,In addition to developing TG02, Adastra will continue to identify, license and develop new products that offer enhanced options for patients that may be underserved by existing therapies. read more

The midterm election was an upset for those rooting for Republican Toni Boucher, of Wilton,  who lost the race for Connecticut’s 26th State Senate District seat to 22-year-old Democrat Will Haskell, of New Canaan, by more than 2,000 votes.,The Planning and Zoning Commission has held numerous public hearings this year on applications submitted by Wilton Heights, LLC, which is proposing to redevelop 300 Danbury Road and several properties on Whitewood Lane with mixed-use buildings consisting of retail space and residential units.,At the Planning and Zoning Commission’s Nov. 13 public hearing on Wilton Heights LLC’s application, historic commission chair Allison Sanders said that the developer’s plans, as proposed, included the demolition of the two structures.,At the Planning and Zoning Commission’s Nov. 26 public hearing, Dix said she worries that the proposed development would overshadow Wilton Center.,Wilton residents were vocal in their opposition to a proposed roundabout for the intersection of Belden Hill Road and Wolfpit Road at a public hearing held by the Department of Transportation (DOT) on June 5.