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Scoreboard roundup — 5/7/19

first_img Written by Beau Lund May 8, 2019 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 5/7/19center_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Tuesday’s sports events:MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLINTERLEAGUEPittsburgh 5 Texas 4Tampa Bay 6 Arizona 3Oakland 2 Cincinnati 0AMERICAN LEAGUEChi White Sox 2 Cleveland 0NY Yankees 5 Seattle 4Boston 8 Baltimore 5Minnesota 3 Toronto 0LA Angels 5 Detroit 2Kansas City 12 Houston 2NATIONAL LEAGUEMilwaukee 6 Washington 0Philadelphia 11 St. Louis 1Chi Cubs 5 Miami 2San Francisco 14 Colorado 4NY Mets 7 San Diego 6LA Dodgers 9 Atlanta 0NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFSToronto 125 Philadelphia 89 (Toronto leads series 3-2) Denver 124 Portland 98 (Denver leads series 3-2)NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFSFinal SO St. Louis 2 Dallas 1 (St. Louis wins series 3-2)Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Utah men’s basketball’s Timmy Allen Named To 2nd-Team All-Pac 12 Squad

first_img Brad James Tags: Timmy Allen FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSAN FRANCISCO-Monday, the Pac-12 confirmed that Utah men’s basketball sophomore forward Timmy Allen has been named to the all-conference second team.Allen, a 6-6 rising star out of Mesa, Ariz., leads the Utes in scoring (17.5 points per game) and rebounding (7.3 boards per game) this season.Allen also scored in double figures in all but two Pac-12 conference games this season.As the brightest star for the No. 9 seed Utes in the Pac-12 Tournament, headed into Wednesday’s game against No. 8 seed Oregon State at Las Vegas, Allen is one of only eight players in Division I to average 17 points, 7 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1 steal per game.Furthermore, per baketballreference.com, Allen is the only Power 5 conference student-athlete to do so. Written by March 9, 2020 /Sports News – Local Utah men’s basketball’s Timmy Allen Named To 2nd-Team All-Pac 12 Squadlast_img read more

HMS Diamond Finishes Syria Chemicals Mission

first_img View post tag: nava View post tag: Chemicals Type 45 destroyer HMS Diamond has completed her role escorting ships carrying Syria’s chemical weapons stock for disposal. View post tag: News by topic Back to overview,Home naval-today HMS Diamond Finishes Syria Chemicals Mission View post tag: finishes July 3, 2014 View post tag: Mission Authoritiescenter_img View post tag: europe View post tag: HMS Diamond View post tag: Syria HMS Diamond joined the Danish, Norwegian and British task group in February to provide maritime force protection to merchant vessels transporting chemical agents from Syria.The Limassol-based task group recently escorted the container ship the MV Ark Futura to Italy with some of the most dangerous chemical agents. These will be neutralised at sea in the next few months.The operation followed diplomatic efforts to eliminate chemical weapons from the Syrian regime and the adoption of United Nations Security Council Resolution 2118, which calls for the destruction of the Syrian chemical weapons programme.[mappress]Press Release, July 03, 2014; Image: UK Navy HMS Diamond Finishes Syria Chemicals Mission Share this article View post tag: Navylast_img read more

Closings And Cancellations

first_imgPhoto: Flickr / ecksunderscore / CC BY-SA 2.0 JAMESTOWN – Several area schools have closed or canceled their activities for Thursday due to winter weather. A list of some of the closures are below:Bemus Point Central Schools – Closed ThursdayBrocton Central School – Closed Thursday Cassadaga Valley Central – Closed ThursdayCattaraugus Little Valley Central School District – Closed ThursdayChautauqua County Head Start/Bush School, North and South – Closed ThursdayChautauqua Lake Central – Closed ThursdayChautauqua Lake Child Care Center – Closed ThursdayDunkirk City School District – Closed ThursdayEllicottville Central – Closed ThursdayEllington Day Habilitation – Closed ThursdayFalconer Central Schools – Closed ThursdayForestville Central – Closed ThursdayFrewsburg Central Schools – Closed ThursdayVillage of Fredonia Government – Closed ThursdayGowanda Central – Closed ThursdayJamestown Public Schools – Closed ThursdayAll JCC Locations – Closed ThursdayNorthern Chautauqua Catholic Schools -Closed ThursdayPanama Central School – Closed ThursdayPine Valley Central – Closed ThursdayRandolph Central – Closed ThursdayRipely School – Closed ThursdaySalamanca City School District – Closed ThursdaySilver Creek Central – Closed ThursdaySouthwestern Central Schools – Closed ThursdayWestfield’s Patterson Library – Closed ThursdayIf you have a closure we should know about, email us at [email protected] or send us a message on Facebook. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Odds & Ends: Megan Hilty Reveals Bombshell Details & More

first_imgJake Gyllenhaal & Sienna Miller Join Cannes JuryRecent Broadway alums Jake Gyllenhaal (Constellations) and Sienna Miller (Cabaret) have been tapped for the Cannes Film Festival jury, reports The Wrap. The stage and screen stars will be among the five men and four women tasked with judging the films in the Main Competition selection for the 68th festival. Gyllenhaal will soon return to the boards in Little Shop of Horrors, while Miller is looking to come back to the Great White Way in spring 2016.Lucky Stiff, Starring B’way Faves, Sets Release DateYou’ll soon be seeing a host of Broadway faves in a movie theater—or on a TV screen—near you thanks to distributors Abramorama and The Orchard! According to Variety, the previously reported film adaptation of Lucky Stiff, starring Tony winners Jason Alexander and Nikki M. James, along with Cheyenne Jackson, Kate Shindle, Kevin Chamberlin, Jennifer Cody, Wesley Taylor, Jayne Houdyshell and more, will be released on July 24, both theatrically in New York and On Demand in the U.S. and Canada. Based on the 1988 musical collaboration from Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, the flick is directed by Christopher Ashley and also stars Dominic Marsh and Pamela Shaw.Check Out London’s Women on the Verge…After closing early on Broadway, you may have been wondering what’s up with the new stage adaptation of the Tamsin Greig-led Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, currently playing at London’s Playhouse Theatre. Speculate no more—check out the sneak peek of “Madrid” from the Jeffrey Lane and David Yazbek tuner below! Megan Hilty View Comments Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Megan Hilty on Bombshell Megan Hilty recently stopped by CBS News to talk about the upcoming Bombshell concert, her new comedy pilot and more. The Broadway fave revealed that she’s still very close to her Smash co-star Katharine McPhee, although noted they’d have limited interaction at the event on June 8. “We won’t get to do anything together because we’re playing the same part, so we’re splitting up all the songs,” Hilty explained. We’re sure that whatever they have in store for those lucky enough to attend, there will be all the drama, the laughter and the tears just like pearls that the audience could possibly wish for! Star Fileslast_img read more

Take the Pisgah, Nantahala Recreation Survey

first_imgDo you rock climb, mountain bike or paddle in the Pisgah or Nantahala National Forests of Western North Carolina? If so, American Whitewater wants to hear from you.The well-known conservation organization has teamed up with the International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA), the Outdoor Alliance and Access Fund to create a comprehensive survey that aims to assess the economic impact of mountain biking, rock climbing and paddling in Western North Carolina’s two largest national forests.According to a press release issued by American Whitewater, “results from this study will be used to quantify the economic impact of outdoor recreation and will help the human powered outdoor recreation community provide important public input to the Nantahala and Pisgah Forest Service Plan, which is currently under review.”So do your part in giving the outdoor recreation community a voice in the important planning process of the Pisgah and Nantahala National Forests. But act fast. The survey will shut down at midnight tonight.last_img read more

Twitter suspends 70 pro-Bloomberg accounts for breaking rules

first_imgThe policies were triggered by Russia-backed accounts used in an effort to sway the outcome of the US presidential race in 2016.Facebook is also planning a response to Bloomberg’s online campaign methods, according to US media. Bloomberg has shattered the record for campaign advertising, spending a staggering $364.3 million and counting, ad tracker Advertising Analytics reported.On Friday, the candidate mocked Donald Trump with a giant billboard on the Las Vegas Strip as the president visited the city for a rally.”Donald Trump lost the popular vote,” read one slogan, while another said “Donald Trump’s wall fell over.” Twitter said Friday it suspended 70 accounts for spam-like posts supporting Democratic presidential hopeful Michael Bloomberg, whose campaign has hired hundreds of people to promote him on social media.”We have taken enforcement action on a group of accounts for violating our rules against platform manipulation and spam,” a spokesperson for the platform said.Some of the accounts are now banned while others can be re-authorized once the users behind them verify they are in control, Twitter said.  The Wall Street Journal revealed Wednesday that the billionaire former New York mayor has hired around 500 people in California at $2,500 a month to regularly post messages supporting him on social media and to send text messages to their friends.The technique blurs the lines between political advertisement and promotion by ordinary activists on social media networks, which are grappling with how to handle political content and prevent abuse.Twitter prohibits sending identical tweets from multiple accounts, as is often the case with spam, and “coordinating with or compensating others to engage in artificial engagement or amplification.”It also bans creating “fake” engagement with “duplicative” content.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Ministers against Jakarta’s decision to reimpose PSBB

first_imgSeveral ministers in President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s Cabinet have expressed their concern over Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan’s decision to reimpose large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) in the capital and their possible impact on economic recovery.Industry Minister Agus Gumiwang said he was worried about the PSBB policy and its effects on the improving trend of industrial performance, with the manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) rising to 50.8 points in August, or just above the 50 mark, according to Statistics Indonesia (BPS).“A strict PSBB in Jakarta will affect the performance of the manufacturing industry in Indonesia, especially if other provinces follow [Jakarta],” Gumiwang said during a meeting with the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) on Thursday. Deputy Foreign Minister Mahendra Siregar, who also attended the meeting, held a similar view. He said industrial sectors that could enforce health protocols should be allowed to remain operating during the PSBB.Read also: Civil servants to work from home as Jakarta reimposes PSBBMeanwhile, Trade Minister Agus Suparmanto warned about the risks of disruptions in the distribution channel if PSBB measures were reimposed, such as the distribution of logistics that were essential for businesses.”Fifty percent of our gross domestic product [GDP] is consumption. If the distribution does not run well, it will disrupt the Indonesian GDP,” Suparmanto said.The disagreement about the PSBB policy among ministers contradicts what Jokowi had said during a plenary Cabinet meeting on Monday about health as the key to restoring the economy. “Good health makes a good economy. This means that our number one focus is health,” Jokowi said.Jakarta will be placed under PSBB status again on Monday after restrictions were eased for a few months. The decision to reimpose the policy comes amid the ever-climbing number of confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths, as well as bed occupancy rates in hospitals that have exceeded the limit.Topics :last_img read more

Wolf Administration Celebrates Start of Long Awaited CSVT River Bridge Project

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter May 20, 2016 Infrastructure,  Jobs That Pay,  Press Release,  Transportation Union Township, PA – On behalf of Governor Tom Wolf, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Secretary Leslie S. Richards hosted a groundbreaking ceremony Friday for the first contract of the $670 million Central Susquehanna Valley Transportation Project (CSVT). A $156 million river bridge is the first of several construction improvements planned as part of the project.“This project will result in significant improvements when it comes to traffic and overall travel along this congested corridor,” Governor Wolf said. “It also shows how Act 89, the state’s comprehensive transportation funding bill, is leveraging new revenue in an efficient and effective way.”“This is a massive undertaking – the largest new capacity project underway in Pennsylvania,” Secretary Richards said. “This project stands as a testament to the dedication and hard work needed to deliver transportation improvements,” Richards said. “All here have done that, and we stand today to celebrate the start of a wonderful improvement for this region.”The CSVT project will ultimately provide a 13-mile limited access highway connecting PA 147 in Northumberland County just south of the PA 45 Interchange, to US 11/15 in Snyder County just north of the Borough of Selinsgrove. When completed, the river bridge will be more than 4,500 feet long with a peak elevation of 180 feet.“My administration is committed to delivering on the promise of Act 89, and this investment demonstrates that we have state government that is working for the people and setting the stage for economic and job growth in this region,” Gov. Wolf said. “This improvement also demonstrates the fruits of bipartisan compromise on the important issues that face us.”Richards noted that the project is moving forward with resources provided by Act 89, Pennsylvania’s far-reaching transportation plan. She thanked state senators and state representatives from the region who supported the law and local stakeholders who championed the project over several decades.“Our 40 year wait for this needed project is over,” said Sen. John Gordner of the 27th District. “This project will relieve traffic congestion, improve safety and will spur economic development in the Central Susquehanna Valley.”“After 40 years of false starts, the CSVT is now a reality,” said Sen. Gene Yaw of the 23rd District. “This is a smart, strategic transportation investment in our region that will serve as an economic keystone to north central Pennsylvania.  Undoubtedly, it will bring relief to thousands of motorists traveling daily along US 11/15 from the Maryland border to the New York state line.  As one of those motorists, I am certain that the planned thruway will provide a safer highway system for all by relieving traffic congestion, and improving the flow of goods and services throughout the region.”Added State Rep. Lynda Schlegel Culver, of the 108th District:“This is the project that was known as the road that would never be built. It took the involvement, partnership and support of public officials from all levels of government, included elected officials, agencies, chambers and the community at large to make this project a reality. Thank you to PennDOT for never giving up on this project. This is a great example of what can happen when we all work together for the betterment of our region.”Added Rep. Garth Everett of the 84th District:“To me this is not just about convenience and traffic delays, it’s about stimulating economic development not only near the bypass but in the whole area from the New York border to Harrisburg. The easy east-west access to major markets provided by Interstate 80 combined with the new north-south accessibility provided by the bypass will make the whole Route 11/15 area very attractive to businesses looking to locate or expand – to me – it’s all about jobs.”Added Rep. Fred Keller of the 85th District:“This CSVT project represents a tremendous opportunity for this Valley and with proper planning and local leadership, can serve as a catalyst in revitalizing our communities and growing the economy in Central Pennsylvania.”Richards noted that PennDOT awarded a $156 million contract last fall for the new bridge and in August expects to award a second contract for work north of the bridge, and next spring a contract for work south of the bridge. The bridge is expected to be completed in 2020. Work will progress on both the northern and southern sections with a number of contracts over the next several years.“The 13-mile section of highway is scheduled to be opened to traffic in 2024, and that will mean the long-awaited closure of the missing link in the Route 15 north-south corridor through Pennsylvania will be accomplished,” Richards said. “The impact for this region will be dramatic. Traffic congestion on the commercial district through Shamokin Dam will be eased, making for a better experience for the shoppers who frequent the many retail outlets in this stretch. The reduced traffic on the area road network will also lead to fewer crashes.”Follow PennDOT on Twitter at www.twitter.com/PennDOTNews or “like” the department on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PennsylvaniaDepartmentofTransportation.# # #Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolfcenter_img Wolf Administration Celebrates Start of Long Awaited CSVT River Bridge Projectlast_img read more

Liberal think tank IREF calls for ‘proper’ pension funds for France

first_img“Just as for unemployment, ‘we have tried everything’ in pensions … except what works,” said IREF.It said an agreement reached for the supplementary pension schemes for private sector workers, Agirc-Arcco, only amounted to a superficial patching up of a regime that was structurally in deficit and could be hard hit by a new recession.It said France was “ideologically attached” to the pay-as-you-go system (système par repartition), pointing to its incorporation in legislation, but argued that the current situation could not continue for much longer.It acknowledged that pension funds were subject to the fluctuations of the markets but said they had recovered from the 2008 crisis.It cited OECD figures of an average real return of 5.7% in 2012, as well as a study by Thomas Piketty, which the think tank said showed returns in a funded pension system were much higher than those in a pay-as-you-go system.IREF also argued that pension funds benefited the economy by acting as a source of lending and investment.Harnessing pension assets for the benefit of the domestic economy is a major motivation behind a law put forward by the French Finance Ministry in March, which proposes regulating pension assets managed by insurers under the IORP framework rather than Solvency II.There are some pension funds in France – such as that for civil servants, ERAFP – but the system is predominantly pay-as-you-go, and, outside that, pension provision is mainly insurance-based.IREF has also proposed changes to France’s insurance-based pension provision, calling for the creation of a personal pension account (Compte Personnel Retraite).Individuals could choose to funnel their first and second-pillar contributions to their account for investment, or remain within the pay-as-you-go system. French liberal think tank IREF has called for the introduction of pension funds in France, saying the country’s pay-as-you-go system is not fit for purpose.The think tank (Institut de Recherches Economiques et Fiscales) said the French pension system was very unequal, with the public regime privileged and financed by taxpayers, while the private sector, in the absence of reform, was heading for failure.It argued that a funded pension pillar had been introduced in almost every other developed, democratic country, noting that pension funds only represented around 0.4% of GDP in France, versus 149% in the Netherlands.The think tank is calling for the introduction of “proper” pension funds in France.last_img read more