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Mets Whitewash Braves, 5-0

first_imgATLANTA — Shortstop Andrelton Simmons and the Atlanta Braves are running out of time and patience.“You’ve got to take it one at-bat at a time, one play at a time and hope for the best,” Simmons said after getting three of the Braves’ five hits in a 5-0 loss to the New York Mets on Sept. 19.“But it’s really frustrating right now,” he added.With their offensive woes showing no signs of a turnaround, the Braves were beaten by Zack Wheeler and the Mets.Atlanta dropped seven games behind Pittsburgh, a 4-2 winner over Milwaukee, in the NL wild-card race. Any combination of three Pirates wins or Braves losses will eliminate the Atlanta from playoff contention.The Braves dropped to 8-50 when scoring two runs or fewer.Lucas Duda hit a two-run homer, and Wheeler pitched six scoreless innings for the Mets. Pittsburgh’s victory eliminated New York from postseason contention.The Braves, losers of six of seven, dropped to 4-12 this month. They won the NL East last year, but were eliminated from the division race on Sept. 16 when Washington celebrated at Turner Field.“You’ve got to keep playing and keep hanging on,” Manager Fredi Gonzalez said. “(The players) know, and I don’t think you need to remind anybody what’s at stake and what we could accomplish if we start winning games and start swinging the bats.”Wheeler (11-10) allowed five hits and two walks with seven strikeouts. The Georgia native improved to 6-1 with a 1.92 ERA in 13 road starts, dating to May 29.Wheeler worked out of a jam in the fifth inning. He gave up a two-out double to Simmons and walked Freddie Freeman before striking out Justin Upton with a pitch in the dirt.“I got in a lot of deep counts but I did make the pitches when I had to,” Wheeler said. “I had to really bear down and really go after them. That’s a tough lineup right there.”Daniel Murphy went 4-for-5 and scored on Duda’s homer in the sixth. Murphy was hitting just .188 in 32 at-bats since returning from the disabled list on Sept. 9.Julio Teheran (13-13) pitched out of trouble in the fifth when Dilson Herrera popped up with runners on first and third, and Wheeler struck out.After Murphy’s ground-rule double in the sixth, Duda hit a low breaking ball into the right-field seats for his 28th homer, giving the Mets a 2-0 lead. Duda had struck out in his previous two at-bats.Teheran gave up seven hits, two runs and struck out six in seven innings. He dropped to 0-4 with a 2.67 ERA in September.“I made just one mistake that cost me two runs and cost us the game,” Teheran said. “That’s part of the luck that I have. You try not to let it affect you, but it’s kind of difficult for us right now.”Carlos Torres pitched the seventh, Jeurys Familia worked the eighth, and Buddy Carlyle finished in the ninth for New York.In the ninth, Herrera drew a bases-loaded walk from Jordan Walden to make it 3-0, and Eric Young Jr. added a two-run single off Luis Avilan for a 5-0 lead.(GEORGE HENRY)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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Liam Plunkett turns up in shape after weeks on the baseball diamond

first_imgAn indoor baseball diamond in the town of West Chester, Philadelphia, was the scene of Liam Plunkett’s preparations for Sri Lanka, with the fast bowler tuning up before his late arrival on tour by firing cricket balls at a plastic mannequin. … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay. Whether we are up close or further away, the Guardian brings our readers a global perspective on the most critical issues of our lifetimes – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. We believe complex stories need context in order for us to truly understand them. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Since you’re here… The Spin: sign up and get our weekly cricket email. A switch in the Test and one-day legs of England’s first winter tour left Plunkett, one of Eoin Morgan’s go-to seamers, unavailable for the first two weeks of the trip, having already booked last weekend’s wedding to Emeleah Erb in the Cotswolds months earlier.After leaving Yorkshire before the end of the season – he joins Surrey from next year – Plunkett spent six weeks leading up to the wedding over in the States, where his wife hails from, but still had to keep up his workloads. After a fortnight training outdoors, the discovery of a local baseball academy provided him with the ideal facility.“I didn’t want to come here and be bare and out of shape,” said the 33-year-old, who arrived in Kandy with his bride on Tuesday for a cricket-themed honeymoon. “I found an indoor centre [in America], like a kids’ baseball diamond, and it was pretty much big enough area to get my full run-up in and get my overs in.“I got a measuring wheel to mark out a pitch – people were looking at me weird – and it was AstroTurf, like Loughborough, so it was perfect. I borrowed some stumps and the mannequin resembled a batter, shaped like it was about to hit me out of the park. I took six new balls over with me and trained three times a week for four weeks. I enjoyed it. I knew I had to be ready straight away for this tour.” Topics news Support The Guardian Share via Email Alex Hales on standby for England after Bairstow twists ankle playing football Share on Twitter While Plunkett’s in-laws may still refer to his “outs” and his “pitching”, England’s one-day team now have a small fan club in West Chester. His only regret is not discovering their local baseball academy sooner, given he has spent the last 10 years flying back and forth across the Atlantic between cricket commitments.England’s relaxed approach to Plunkett’s late arrival in Sri Lanka – he was unable to postpone the wedding due to half of the congregation having already booked flights – owes much to his status in the eyes of Morgan, with his 75 wickets in 44 matches since the last World Cup second only to Adil Rashid (114) in the squad. Share on Pinterest Sri Lanka cricket teamcenter_img Share on LinkedIn Cricket Share on Facebook Read more Nevertheless, with Olly Stone and Tom Curran both impressing, and Mark Wood and Sam Curran unused before Saturday’s fourth ODI, the number of seamers vying for World Cup spots is stacking up. Plunkett added: “It’s good for the team that people come in and do well. England know what I can bring and, if I don’t get the nod, I will graft hard.“People forget for the first seven years of my England career I didn’t play, I was 12th man the whole time. I know how to deal with the situation. It’s nice to have some credit in the bank but, if someone comes in and gets four or five wickets, then it’s hard to say no to them. We’ve seen it with the batting and the top two changing a bit.” Australia slump to 373-run defeat and surrender series to Pakistan Reuse this content Share on WhatsApp England in Sri Lanka 2018 England cricket team Share on Messenger Read morelast_img read more

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a month ago​Liverpool forward Salah had award votes voided because of capital letters

first_img​Liverpool forward Salah had award votes voided because of capital lettersby Ian Ferrisa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveTwo votes for Mohamed Salah in the Best Fifa men’s player award were not counted because signatures were in capital letters, says Fifa.The Egyptian Football Association (EFA) said acting Egypt coach Shawky Gharib and captain Ahmed Elmohamady voted for Liverpool forward Salah.Fifa said: “The signatures on the voting forms were in capital letters and thus seemed not valid.”The forms also lacked a mandatory signature by the EFA general secretary.Barcelona’s Lionel Messi won the award on Monday ahead of Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo and Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk. TagsPremiership NewsAbout the authorIan FerrisShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Navios Acquisition Takes Delivery of Two MR2 Product Tankers

first_img此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 Print  Close Navios Maritime Acquisition, October 1, 2013 My location Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation, an owner and operator of tanker vessels, announced that the Bougainville, a new building MR2 product tanker of 50,626 dwt, was delivered today from a South Korean shipyard.The Bougainville has been chartered out to a high quality counterparty for four years at a base rate of $15,356 (net) per day plus 100% profit based on an index, with a ceiling of $20,475 (net) per day. Charter base and ceiling rates will increase 2% per annum.The Bougainville is expected to generate approximately $3.2 million annual base EBITDA for the first year ($13.5 million of aggregate base EBITDA including the annual 2% increase over the duration of the charter), assuming operating expense approximating current operating costs and 360 revenue days per year.Navios Acquisition also announced that the Nave Dorado, a 2005-Japanese built MR2 product tanker of 47,999 dwt, was delivered on September 24, 2013.Following the delivery of the Bougainville and the Nave Dorado, Navios Acquisition has 33 vessels in the water.Navios Acquisition has contracted 97.2% and 75.5% of its available days on a charter-out basis for 2013 and 2014, respectively.The average charter-out period of Navios Acquisition’s fleet is 2.5 years.last_img read more

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HMM CEO to Step Down Next Month

first_imgzoomC.K. Yoo, HMM CEO. Image Courtesy: HMM Hyundai Merchant Marine’s (HMM) president and CEO, Chang Keun Yoo, has decided to resign from his position next month, the South Korean shipping company confirmed to World Maritime News.As informed, Yoo will formally announce his resignation at the upcoming shareholders meeting scheduled for the end of March 2019.C.K. Yoo started his term two and a half years ago to oversee the company’s restructuring efforts and lead HMM into the new era of growth.The decision comes despite the term extension given to Yoo in March 2018.“It is not easy for me to decide to leave HMM in the middle of this critical moment of “war on loss” with the 2020 challenges looming on the horizon but I comfort myself with the thought that HMM has become much healthier than before,” Yoo said in his farewell message to HMM employees.He added that the key cornerstones have been laid for the company’s sustainable and profitable growth after 2020.Earlier this year, HMM CEO announced that 2020 will be a year of quantum leap for the company. The leap would be led by the newly ordered 23,000 TEU containerships but also by investments in IT, global network, education and improvement of customer service.Commenting on the projects launched during his tenure, he further said: “Ultra large containerships with scrubbers are under construction and the tasks of securing the hub terminals supporting the growth of volume have been completed with the agreement on Busan terminal reached of late. Our I/T capability will be enhanced in line with our expansion plan.”“The new era requires new leadership,” Yoo pointed out, expressing his hopes that the company and its employees would write “a new history of HMM” under the new leadership.Related: Uncertainty over Cargo Volumes to Continue in 2019last_img read more

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Settlement reached in smaller part of big Nortel trial

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by David Friend, The Canadian Press Posted Jul 8, 2014 1:06 pm MDT TORONTO – A settlement has been reached with one of the international divisions of Nortel Networks over certain claims related to the former technology giant.Lawyers representing Nortel’s defunct operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa told a judge on Tuesday they’ve come to an agreement with the court-appointed monitor over their claims against the Canadian company.The settlement, however, does not resolve the larger challenge that will determine how to divide US$7.3 billion made from the sale of certain parts of the company.What it does is resolve one of the bigger claims against the former Nortel’s Canadian debtors by reaching an agreement that, once disclosed to the court, will confirm the total amount of the claim that will be eligible to be paid by Nortel Canada for the creditors of the former operations based in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.Details on the terms haven’t been provided to the court, but law firm Lax O’Sullivan Scott Lisus LLP says it will have a signed agreement by Wednesday morning.The settlement only resolves a small part of the bigger claims trial that is ongoing in a Toronto courtroom, and is unrelated to the allocation trial which will divide the US$7.3 billion of sale proceeds among Nortel entities in three main jurisdictions, Canada, the United States and Europe.An unprecedented Canada-U.S., cross-border trial began in May aimed at allocating billions of dollars among various Nortel companies worldwide, so that they can pay the money to their creditors, including bondholders, 20,000 Canadian Nortel pensioners and approximately 40,000 UK Nortel pensioners.Those proceedings wrapped up last month with a decision reserved for later this year. Other portions of the Nortel case remain outstanding, including a battle unfolding in a Toronto courtroom this week over claims that the Canadian company still owes U.K. pensioners money.Opening arguments for that part of the case unfolded at a snail’s pace on Tuesday, causing some lawyers to raise concerns that certain witnesses may not be able to accommodate a revised schedule. The testimony is expected to run into next week.Unlike the main trial, which was simulcast using closed-circuit feeds from Delaware in joint proceedings in Canada and the U.S., the trial involving the claim of the U.K. pensioners is unfolding only in Toronto, and involve only the former Canadian operations and a decision by a Canadian judge.The Nortel trial is considered one of the biggest bankruptcy cases in Canadian history. The cost of Nortel’s demise has climbed well above US$1 billion over the past five years, with legal expenses eating away at money that would otherwise be available to be divided among the various parties.At its height from 1999 to 2000, Nortel was worth nearly $300 billion, employed more than 90,000 people globally and was regarded as one of Canada’s most valuable tech companies.In 2009, Nortel filed for bankruptcy in North America and Europe. The company was felled by changing market conditions, economic upheaval and an accounting scandal that devastated its stock price.Since its fall, Nortel has broken up and sold off all of its businesses, including patents and wireless technology, the proceeds of which are now awaiting a judge’s decision._ Follow @dj_friend on Twitter.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version incorrectly identified the settlement as being tied to the $7.3 billion in assets. Settlement reached in smaller part of big Nortel trial read more

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Volvo CE machines helping LKAB to ramp up production at new mines

first_imgLKAB’s growth project, known as LKAB 37, aims to o expand the company’s production capacity to 40 Mt/y by 2015. Volvo CE machines play an important role in the newly-opened Gruvberget open pit mine in Svappavaara – a mining village situated within the municipality of Kiruna, Sweden. “We use Volvo CE articulated haulers and motor graders to move excess debris, dig around the mine and clear haul roads,” says Peder Nensen, General Manager of the growth project at LKAB. “We also use Volvo wheel loaders and excavators on the access roads to transport the iron ore and support our production.”“In Sweden, there are about 50 mining projects in total including LKAB’s developments,” adds Nensen. “Work has begun on four of our projects, and the rest are in the planning stage. We are very close to opening another pit in Sweden.” Cliffton, LKAB’s contractor in Sweden, is contracted until 2016 to operate the mine and has a fleet of 12 Volvo wheel loaders (one L60F, L90F, two L70F, L180F, and three L220F and L350F), 20 articulated haulers (two A25D and 18 A40D) and eight excavators, (one EC 210, EC 240, EC 360, EC 380, EC 700 and two EC 290) which began operating in 2010. LKAB’s next two Swedish mines, Mertainen and Leveaniemi, are scheduled to open during 2014-2015. These two mines as well as Gruvberget will account for an estimated 25% of the total output in 2015.“We run the operation around the clock throughout the year and handle the loading of ore and specialty products for LKAB,” says Ronny Nylund, Site Manager at Cliffton. The Gruvberget mine is 450 m long by almost 350 m wide and plunges to a depth of 130 m below the surface. “Volvo machines provide a good environment for the drivers, produce very little noise and have low fuel consumption,” adds Nylund. “We are very impressed with the machines and are glad to have them with us on the mining sites.”last_img read more

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Person injured at IMF Paris offices after opening exploding envelope

first_img Mar 16th 2017, 11:32 AM Short URL Person injured at IMF Paris offices after opening exploding envelope The IMF employee has reportedly been injured in the hands and face. 55 Comments By AFP 20,009 Views Source: Thibault Camus/PA ImagesAN EMPLOYEE AT the Paris offices of the International Monetary Fund has been injured in the hands and face after opening a letter which exploded, police said.“A little before midday this morning at the French IMF delegation, a parcel that was delivered to the secretariat of the IMF representative in France exploded at the moment when the secretary proceeded to the opening of this package,” said the prefect of the IMF, Paris Michel Cadot according to the French newspaper Le Monde.Several people were then evacuated from the building near the Arc de Triomphe monument as a precaution.The head of the IMF, managing director Christine Lagarde  to the attack, saying “my compassion goes to [my] colleagues there”.She went on to condemn the attack as a “cowardly act of violence” and reaffirmed “the IMF’s resolve to continue our mandate”. Source: Thibault Camus/PA ImagesLagarde will be working closely with French authorities to investigate the incident.The IMF (International Monetary Fund) Europe Office is located close to the Champs Elysees in the French capital.The incident comes just six weeks before a presidential election.Linked attacks Source: PA ImagesAlthough no link has been established at this stage, a Greek far-left group claimed today that it had sent a parcel bomb to the German finance ministry in Berlin, more than six years after waging a similar campaign against European officials.“We claim responsibility for sending a booby-trapped parcel to the German finance minister,” the Conspiracy of Fire Nuclei group said in a statement posted on an anti-establishment website.German police said yesterday that they had discovered the “explosive” package at Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble’s office building, a day before he was due to host his new US counterpart Steven Mnuchin.- © AFP, 2017-With reporting from Gráinne Ní AodhaRead: Student arrested after school shooting in France injures three Share Tweet Email1 Thursday 16 Mar 2017, 11:32 AM http://jrnl.ie/3291184 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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Deeper into recession

first_imgThis year the Greek economy experienced its worst third quarter since 2005 as gross domestic product resulted in just 47.9 billion euros, according to data released this week by the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT). In what is traditionally the strongest period of the year – due to the fact that July, August and September usually see a strong contribution from tourism – the economy shrank 5.2 per cent, bringing the total rate of GDP contraction for the year to September to 7 per cent. It is clear that given such figures, the target of a 5.5 per cent contraction for the whole of the year would be difficult to attain. Although data isn’t seasonally adjusted, and is likely to be revised, it is virtually certain that the recession this year will exceed 5.5 per cent according to analysts. The third quarter’s worst GDP record in seven years (as comparable data stretch only as far back as 2005) represents a considerable drop compared to the same period last year, when the figure was 50.6 billion euros. The summer quarter was, as usual, the best of the year so far, as the contraction in the first quarter came to 8.3 per cent and 7.4 per cent in the second. For the year’s final quarter, pressure on the real economy is expected to grow, as austerity measures will be depriving the already staggering market of yet more capital.For the 5.5 per cent target to be met, the contraction will need to shrink to just 1 per cent in the year’s fourth quarter. Meanwhile the Manpower Organization (OAED) announced yesterday that the number of registered unemployed declined by 0.26 per cent in October from September, with the total coming to 693,417 people. Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos also informed Parliament that the Cabinet will approve of the 2012 budget draft tomorrow and that he will table it in the House on Friday. The budget will benefit from the haircut to the Greek debt factored in. The benefit for 2012 is expected to come to 4-5 billion euros. Venizelos added that the new tax bill will not be tabled in Parliament before February. Source: Kathimerini Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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Someone Turned the Legend of Zeldas Master Sword Into a Fire Extinguisher

first_img The Legend of Zelda’s Master Sword has a million uses, apparently. It can measure the strength of would-be heroes, cleave through enemies, and apparently be used as a fire extinguisher. Who would have thought?Okay, so this isn’t technically the Master Sword, but there’s a fire extinguisher in Japan sitting right in front of an enormous Triforce, apparently being guarded until the right person comes over to pull it from its resting place and put it to use. I don’t know about you, but I’d be a little apprehensive pulling this thing from its resting place, especially if I don’t actually have a Triforce on my body or anything marking me as capable. This is seriously business, you know.Twitter denizens like @asadoor have posted several comments about the area, which isn’t surprising when you happen upon an enormous triforce near a fire extinguisher like this one. That’s where the find came from in the first place, an eagle-eyed Twitter user.選ばれしものしか使えない消化器 pic.twitter.com/ZeNB4uRlPZ— 朝扉 開太郎 (@asadoor) May 14, 2017The awesome-looking Zelda Master Sword extinguisher is located in the East Hall of the Tokyo Big Sight convention center where Comiket is typically held, and this is likely just a tongue-in-cheek reference to all the gaming, manga and anime goodness that take place there. In fact, gamers who have visited in the past have a name for it: The Big Sight Triforce.It’s not actually even an official place in the facility, and isn’t recognized as such, but if you’re ever in the area make sure you check out this Triforce destined for heroes, especially if you’re interested in taking a photo with, well, a fire extinguisher. With Zelda’s soaring popularity over the past year, especially with the advent of the Nintendo Switch’s The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, you’ll want to soak up any Zelda memory you can while it’s out there. Rhythm Game Spin-Offs We Want After ‘Cadence of Hyrule’Fan-Made ‘Zelda’ Tabletop Game Returns You to the Wild Stay on targetlast_img read more

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Apple to Boost Music Services With Shazam Acquisition

first_imgStay on target Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Apple will acquire music and image recognition app Shazam.Cupertino this week confirmed the news to TechCrunch via the following (unusually verbose) statement:“We are thrilled that Shazam and its talented team will be joining Apple. Since the launch of the App Store, Shazam has consistently ranked as one of the most popular apps for iOS. Today, it’s used by hundreds of millions of people around the world, across multiple platforms.“Apple Music and Shazam are a natural fit, sharing a passion for music discovery and delivering great music experiences to our users. We have exciting plans in store, and we look forward to combining with Shazam upon approval of today’s agreement.”Financial terms of the deal, reportedly in the works for about five months, were not disclosed; unnamed TechCrunch sources place it in the ballpark of $400 million.Founded in 1999, Shazam initially launched in 2002 in the UK, where the program was known as “2580”—the shortcode customers dialed to have music recognized. The phone automatically hung up after 30 seconds, then texted a song title and artist name to the user.Following its debut as a free smartphone app in 2008, the music-matching service took off; by the autumn of 2014, Shazam exceeded 20 billion tags and 100 million monthly active mobile users.Over the years, the company added new features, like integration with Apple’s Siri, as well as Spotify and Snapchat—both reportedly in talks to acquire the company before Cupertino swooped in.“We are excited to announce that Shazam has entered into an agreement to become part of Apple,” a spokesman told Geek in an emailed statement. “Shazam is one of the highest-rated apps in the world and loved by hundreds of millions of users and we can’t imagine a better home for Shazam to enable us to continue innovating and delivering magic for our users.”Apple did not immediately respond to Geek’s request for comment.center_img iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro Have More Cameras, More ProblemsApple Arcade Launches Next Week last_img read more

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Records office criticised Police extends hours to reduce wait

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, July 20, 2017 – Providenciales – Royal Turks and Caicos Police hopes that extended hours at their records office will reduce the long waits and long lines for police character certificates.    Just as a resident wrote to Magnetic Media about the frustrating experience of getting a police record document, there came a notice to say the hours of operation are now from 8AM to 4:30PM Monday to Thursday and until 4PM on Friday.The resident said, “It’s a huge disappointment for the public to be treated in such a way that we are not important. Why the delays, and short staff for public service?”   We contacted police; Deputy Commissioner Trevor Botting replied to the query with, ” We were aware of some delays for those applying for police records, that is why we have revised the process.   We will be monitoring the effect of the changes but I am optimistic that the public will notice an improvement in the service we are providing.”The Police notice informs that it will take two days to get a police record and pick up times will be from 1:30PM to 4:30PM daily. The full notice is posted online.#MagneticMediaNews#TCIPolicerecordsoffice Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #TCIPolicerecordsofficelast_img read more

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Ridgefield schools eyeing 2012 bond vote

first_imgAs the city of Ridgefield has undergone population and business growth in recent years, its school system has remained the same. The district has not had a new school built since 1972. The last remodeling project came 18 years ago. Meanwhile, residents have passed only two bond measures for school upgrades in the past 20 years. The result of this troubling equation, officials said, is schools rife with overcrowding, portable classrooms used as a long-term solution and a lack of core facilities such as gyms and cafeterias. The school district also suffers from safety issues associated with buses and parents waiting in the same line after school, officials said.The school district needs an infusion of money to accommodate the student increase, officials said this week, but raising the money promises to be difficult. In the past 10 years, voters have rejected five bond proposals. District officials said a new bond would likely go before voters in early 2012, but have not determined how much money they would seek. Information discussed at a recent Ridgefield schools symposium suggested improvements could cost $39 million to $45 million.Ridgefield officials will discuss results from the symposium on district needs at an open house from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the Ridgefield Community Center, 210 N. Main Ave.last_img read more

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Missing Lauderhill poodle returned to owner after misunderstanding

first_imgSurveillance cameras recorded the man as he pulled up in a white car, got out and scooped up the poodle, July 14.“He picked her up and got back in his car,” said Thomas.But as it turns out, this was all a big misunderstanding.“He thought that she was very close to the road, and I told him, ‘I can understand how he felt that she was very close to the road,’” said Thomas. “I was telling him that as he was driving out of our parking lot, I was coming around the side.”That misunderstanding has turned into a beautiful friendship between Nyla’s owner and the man who thought he was saving a dog in danger.“I got my dog back, and I also met a new family,” said Thomas. “They had gotten attached to her as well, so I told them, when I go out of town they’re welcome to keep her, and I’m going to bring her over to visit because they have kids.”Thomas said she’s just grateful there are still good Samaritans in the world and that something good came of the whole situation. LAUDERHILL, FLA. (WSVN) – A South Florida woman and her dog are back together again after a man who was caught on camera taking the pet said he thought the animal was in danger.7News cameras captured the sweet reunion between Lauderhill resident Raylene Thomas and Nyla, her 13-year-old poodle, Sunday.“She’s really glad to be back home,” said the overjoyed owner, “and I’m glad to have her back home.”Thomas thought she may never Nyla again, after the dog slipped out of the house and was taken.But nearly a week later, she got a call.“I was like, ‘Hello? Hello?’ He was like, ‘Hi, yes, my friend said he saw it on Facebook. You have a white dog?’” said Thomas. “I’m like, ‘Yes. You have her? You have her?’ And he’s like, ‘Yes, yes, I have her!’”7News showed Raylene posting up “missing” fliers along busy Northwest 56th Avenue, just a block from where she lives, hoping someone would recognize Nyla and bring her back home. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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By substantial margin Mike Dunleavy claims victory in Republican primary for governor

first_imgMike Dunleavy accepts the presumptive nomination as the Republican Party’s candidate for governor Tuesday night. “This is a Republican state. We need to take it back for Republicans,” he said. (Photo by Zachariah Hughes/Alaska Public Media)Former state Senator Mike Dunleavy of Wasilla won the primary Tuesday to be the Republican nominee for Alaska’s governor. He defeated six other candidates, including former Lieutenant Governor Mead Treadwell.Listen nowDunleavy spoke to a jubilant crowd after his victory was clear.“I want to thank everybody. This is a Republican state. And we need to take back this governorship,” Dunleavy said. “And by working together, we can make it happen.”With virtually all precincts reporting, Dunleavy has 62 percent of the vote, while Treadwell has 32 percent.Mark Begich is unopposed to be the Democratic nominee. And Billy Toien also faced no opposition, to be the Libertarian candidate. Independent Governor Bill Walker decided against competing in a primary. He directly filed to appear on the general election ballot.Dunleavy built his reputation as a staunch conservative. He says he has something to offer independents and Democrats.“And I think if folks look at my record, and the positions I’ve taken, on the PFD, on crime, on trying to develop our resources to get more people back to work, we’re getting folks calling us that are Democrats and folks on the left side of the political spectrum,” Dunleavy said. “They want somebody down in Juneau that’s going to represent them and not special interests.”Treadwell says the state’s campaign contribution limits put him at a disadvantage with Dunleavy, who was backed by a group funded by his brother Francis Dunleavy of Texas and Alaska businessman Bob Penney. Treadwell described what he’d do differently:“Well, I think the next time, you know, if I could walk in with $500,000 of my brother’s money and my friend’s money, you know, do that,” Treadwell said.Treadwell has said he would support the Republican primary winner. On Tuesday night, he said he wanted to sit down with Dunleavy to talk about the terms of that support.Anchorage state Senator Kevin Meyer built a substantial lead to be the Republican candidate for lieutenant governor. With 95 percent of precincts reporting, Meyer had a 5,000-vote lead over the next candidate, retired Air Force Colonel Edie Grunwald.As fellow Republicans celebrated, Meyer said the primary campaign was very cordial.“It was a lot of hard work, but it was rewarding, in the sense that, you know, we all got along and I met a lot of good people statewide that I wouldn’t have if I stayed in the Senate, right?” Meyer said.Alaska Republican Party Chairman Tuckerman Babcock says the margin of Dunleavy’s primary victory was unprecedented among contested Republican primaries in recent decades.“Which, just shows the Republicans in Alaska, those in the Republican primary, are really united behind Dunleavy,” Babcock said.The deadline for candidates to drop off the general election ballot is September 4th.This story contained contributions from Elizabeth Harball, Nat Herz, Zachariah Hughes and Liz Ruskin in Anchoragelast_img read more

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Vijay Mallya brutally humiliated at The Oval in London booed with Mallya

first_imgVijay Mallya, son Siddharth MallyaTwitterIndian businessman Vijay Mallya found himself in a terrible situation when he walked out of the Kennington Oval in London after watching India and Australia World Cup match on Sunday.In a video that has been doing the rounds of social media, Mallya can be seen surrounded by a bunch of Indians who couldn’t stop booing the beleaguered businessman for leaving India on March 2, 2016 after defaulting on loans amounting to Rs 9,000 crore.Chants like “Mallya Mera Paisa De”, “Chor Hai Chor Hai” and “Gali Gali Me Shor Hai, Vijay Mallya Chor Hai” resounded in Mallya’s ears as he started walking towards his car after the match. He did turn back and responded to a few people with a “Thank You.” At one point, a shout of “Be a man, apologise to your country” is heard, to which his response is inaudible. However, the viral video divided people on Instagram. While a majority of people said that Vijay Mallyadeserved this kind of treatment wherever he goes, a certain section felt that it was a shameful act by the people to humiliate someone like this.Mallya has repeatedly denied fleeing the country, saying he is ready to pay back the money he owed to the Indian banks. India had in 2017 filed for Mallya’s extradition, which he contested. He is out on bail.A consortium of 13 banks, led by the State Bank of India (SBI), has initiated loan recovery proceedings against him. The proceedings are on before a special court in Mumbai under the Fugitive Economic Offenders Act.The Enforcement Directorate (ED) had also moved the Special Prevention of Money-Laundering Act Court last year to get Mallya declared a “fugitive economic offender” and confiscate his properties, estimated at more than Rs 12,000 crore, making it the first such case of its kind under the new law.Take a look. Vijay Mallya trolledInstagram Vijay Mallya trolledInstagram Vijay Mallya trolledInstagram Vijay Mallya trolledInstagram (With IANS Inputs)last_img read more

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8 km tailback on DhakaCtg highway

first_img.An eight kilometre tailback was created on the Dhaka-Chittagong highway on Saturday morning, following slow traffic movement from Kanra of Daudkandi upazila, Comilla up till Meghna-Gomti toll plaza.Daudkandi highway police officer in-charge Abul Kalam Azad said the slow ticketing process on the Meghna-Gomti Bridge’s web-based excel load scale is the reason of the tailback.Driver of a Dhaka-bound bus of Sheba Paribahan, Kabir Mia, said it took five hours to cross eight kilometers of the road. It will be hassle for the home-goers during the upcoming Eid festival, he added.last_img read more

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Student wins 10000 award after escaping gay conversion camp in Africa

first_imgMahad Olad | Photo: Instagram @m_olad A student attending Ithaca College in New York has been awarded the Youth Courage Award from the Colin Higgins Foundation, following his brave escape from a gay conversion camp in Africa. Man, 22, attacked by sister and brother-in-law for being gayUK considering a ban on ‘gay cure’ therapyIcons in LGBTI history and today share their pivotal stories in 29 portraitsRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/student-wins-award-escaping-conversion-camp-africa/ eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) The award also includes a $10,000 grant, which he plans to use for both his education and activism.Last summer, Mahad Olad, a junior, went to Kenya with his family under the guise of a vacation.Earlier this year, he wrote a personal account of his story for the school paper, The Ithacan.‘When my mother invited me to come on a vacation to Kenya to visit our relatives, I thought it would be a good chance to spend some time together, reunite with family we hadn’t seen in awhile and explore East Africa,’ he wrote.‘Little did I know that my mother had other plans in store for me.’He explained his family came from a conservative Muslim background. Due to this cultural foundation, he had to hide both his atheism and his sexuality from them.When they arrived in Kenya, Olad’s mother told him he wouldn’t be returning to the United States. He instead had to withdraw from school and would be ‘placed under the control of a group of sheiks whose goal would be to reform my religious beliefs and reorient my sexuality’.He compared this place to conversion therapy elsewhere in the world, by employing abusive techniques.‘They subject their captives to severe beatings, shackling, food deprivation and other cruel practices,’ he wrote.An escapeOlad decided to go along with his mother, as part of his own ruse to escape.He told her he was talking a walk and called the Ex-Muslims of North America (EXMNA). This organization helps people who face discrimination for leaving Islam.center_img They got in touch with the US Embassy in Kenya, who took Olad in and paid for his airfare back to the US. Then Ithaca put him up in a place on campus.Now 19, Olad hasn’t had any contact with his family.‘Their rejection and treatment of me has been devastating,’ he wrote. ‘It has left me seriously questioning who I am and whether I deserve to be treated this way.‘The loss of my family’s love and support, both financial and emotional, has been extremely traumatic.’The awardScreenwriter and director Colin Higgins (9 to 5) founded the organization in 1986. Its main goal is to help LGBTI youth in underserved communities.The Youth Courage Award was established in 2000, honoring youth who have ‘endured overwhelming hardships, yet have handled themselves with the utmost grace and dignity.’Olad was one of four winners from 167 nominees, and he said he was speechless when he got the news.Now, he’s planning on using his money for his education and developing a project to highlight the experience of LGBTI Africans.According to The Ithacan, the project is in early stages. Olad wants to feature both himself and his own story, as well as broader issues facing LGBTI people in Africa.More from Gay Star NewsWATCH: This film seeks to bring gender inclusivity to public schoolsTributes pour in for 9-year-old gay boy who killed himself after intense bullyingWATCH: Bullied trans girl who received threats speaks outGot a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… GAYSTARNEWS-last_img read more

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Starwood to debut in South Australia

first_imgStarwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, Inc.  today announced plans to debut in South Australia with the signing of Aloft Adelaide in the state capital. Owned by local developer, Sturt Land Pty Ltd, a joint venture between local construction group Tagara and Melbourne-based developer Colvid, the signing of Aloft Adelaide marks the Aloft brand’s, a vision of W Hotels, third property to enter the Australian market.Slated to open in early 2018, the new-build hotel will form the centrepiece of New Mayfield, a mixed-use development set to reinvigorate inner-city Adelaide.“We are thrilled to be expanding into South Australia for the first time with the signing of Aloft Adelaide,” said Sean Hunt, Regional Vice President, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Pacific. “Adelaide is set for major growth over the next few years and we foresee significant business and leisure demand for innovative and design-led hotel options, such as Aloft.”Located just 20 minutes away from Adelaide Airport at 43-69 Sturt Street, on the corner of Norman Street, Aloft Adelaide will feature 200 loft-like guestrooms. The hotel will also feature an indoor glass bottom rooftop pool, 24-hour fitness centre with a rooftop running track, and 500 square metres of flexible meeting space.Designed by globally renowned architecture firm Woods Bagot and local landscape architects Oxigen, Aloft Adelaide will introduce a new age of design to Adelaide’s emerging hotel scene. The hotel will open as part of phase two of the New Mayfield development, that features an exciting mix of sustainably designed residential, retail and dining spaces, cycle-ways and an integrated village square with public art installations and water features.“The New Mayfield project will form a vibrant, social space in the heart of Adelaide creating an ideal platform to showcase Starwood’s design-led Aloft brand. With an overall injection of AUD$300 million, this development is going to take urban design and living to new levels and Aloft Adelaide will be the jewel in the crown,” said David Bertram, Director of Sturt Land Pty Ltd.He continues, “Starwood Hotels & Resorts and Sturt Land Pty Ltd share the same vision, to create a modern urban-influenced design which entices locals and visitors seeking a buzzing social scene in an unbeatable city location. We look forward to working with Starwood to make this a reality.”Aloft Adelaide will feature the brand’s innovative and exclusive initiatives that set it apart from the competition. The hotel will be amongst the first in the Australian market to showcase Starwood’s recently announced SPG Keyless — the hospitality industry’s first mobile, keyless entry system allowing guests to use their smart phone as a key. The technology will be available at select Aloft, Element and W Hotels worldwide by end 2015.Source = Starwood Hotels & Resortslast_img read more

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