Scoreboard roundup — 3/30/18

first_img Beau Lund March 31, 2018 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 3/30/18 Written bycenter_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Friday’s sports events:INTERLEAGUEPittsburgh 13, Detroit 10, 13 InningsAMERICAN LEAGUEN.Y. Yankees 4, Toronto 2Boston 1, Tampa Bay 0Texas 5, Houston 1L.A. Angels 2, Oakland 1 NATIONAL LEAGUEWashington 2, Cincinnati 0Miami 2, Chicago Cubs 1, 17 InningsPhiladelphia 5, Atlanta 4, 11 InningsArizona 9, Colorado 8Milwaukee 8, San Diego 6San Francisco 1, L.A. Dodgers 0NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONChicago 90, Orlando 82Philadelphia 101, Atlanta 91Denver 126, Oklahoma City 125Houston 104, Phoenix 103Cleveland 107, New Orleans 102Minnesota 93, Dallas 92Utah 107, Memphis 97Portland 105, L.A. Clippers 96Milwaukee 124, L.A. Lakers 122NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUECarolina 4, Washington 1Toronto 5, N.Y. Islanders 4Tampa Bay 7, N.Y. Rangers 3Colorado 5, Chicago 0Anaheim 2, L.A. Kings 1Vegas 4, St. Louis 3Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Oluyitan leads balanced Southern Utah rout of Idaho, 73-45

first_img Written by Associated Press January 27, 2020 /Sports News – Local Oluyitan leads balanced Southern Utah rout of Idaho, 73-45 Tags: Big Sky/Camero Oluyitan/SUU Thunderbirds Basketball FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCameron Oluyitan scored 15 points and led four players into double figure scoring as Southern Utah walloped Idaho, 73-45 in a Big Sky Conference battle.The Thunderbirds built a 19-point lead by intermission and padded it in the second half.last_img read more

Local WWII Vet to be Honored by France

first_imgSubmitted by Doug OttoThe French Consulate has announced that Ocean City’s Francis X. McCormac, a WWII U.S. Army veteran, will be named a Chevalier (Knight) of France’s National Order of the Legion of Honor, on July 14 (Bastille Day).The award, the highest given to civilians or military, was created in 1802 by Napoleon to recognize men and women who have accomplished exceptional deeds for France and its people.McCormac’s nomination was based on his 1942-45 U.S. Army service as a signal corpsman, most notably during the D-Day invasion of Omaha Beach in Normandy.In 2004, on the 60th anniversary of D-Day, then-French President Jacques Chirac decided to honor all American WWII veterans who had fought on French soil, including McCormac.“I entered the service in Massachusetts, and was then shipped out to Scotland,” McCormac said in an interview. “From there, I landed on Omaha Beach, followed by deployments to Belgium and Germany, for the Battle of the Bulge.”During the Battle of the Bulge, McCormac’s Northern France radio relay unit informed U.S. Army units of the Nazis ruse of dressing in GI uniforms and posing as Military Police to misdirect Allied troops.Those messages were critical in stopping the Nazi efforts. McCormac went on to see the liberation of German concentration camps before he eventually returned home to Philadelphia.Following the war, McCormac returned to his civilian job as an inspector for Philadelphia’s Philco Radio Corporation for 42 years until retirement.“I was not even aware that I would be receiving this honor until I was informed by Tom Tumelty, a trustee from Ocean City American Legion Post 524,” McCormac said.McCormac’s ceremony will take place in the yard of his daughter’s Ocean City residence with guests to include staff members from the French Consul General’s office, Mayor Jay Gillian and City Council members, Ocean City American Legion Post 524 Commander Bob Marzulli, family and friends.A release from the French Consulate Office in New York states:“Your generation showed the utmost strength of soul: It risked its life to save men and women that it had never met, and to liberate a soil that it had, for the most part, never set foot on. Beyond commemorating and celebrating your bravery, we owe it to you to prove ourselves worthy of the great legacy of peace and freedom that you left us. Vive la France. God Bless America. Long live the French-American friendship.”Francis X. McCormac, a WWII U.S. Army veteran, will be honored July 14 in Ocean City. (Photo courtesy Doug Otto) Francis X. McCormac, of Ocean City, will be named a Chevalier (Knight) of France’s National Order of the Legion of Honor. (Photo courtesy of Doug Otto) last_img read more

Dupont goes under cover

first_imgDuPont has launched the DuPont Tyvek Dual coverall, designed to offer flexibility, breathability and added durability.The Category III, Type 5 and 6 protective garment features front and sleeves made entirely from Tyvek fabric and a back panel made of DuPont’s composite technology (ACT) fabric. The Tyvek material offers protection against fine particles and fibres, and repels water-based liquids.The garment has been designed with industries like baking in mind, where hazards would mainly be face on, but where comfort and movement is as important as protection.[]last_img read more

Press release: Workers’ rights to be protected in UK law

first_imgThe new measures will protect and improve workers’ rights after the UK leaves the EU and this follows the government’s commitment in December to the largest upgrade to workers’ rights in a generation.The government has made a commitment not to reduce the standards of workers’ rights from EU laws retained in UK law and will ensure that new legislation changing those laws will be assessed as to whether they uphold this commitment.Parliament will be given the right through the Withdrawal Agreement Bill to consider any future changes in EU law that strengthen workers’ rights or workplace health and safety standards, and vote on whether they too should be adopted into UK law.The measures will require Parliament to be given regular updates on changes to EU legislation in this area and will give MPs a choice on the action government will take in response, including whether MPs want to decide that the UK should remain aligned with the EU. In preparing those updates, trade unions, businesses and the relevant select committees of Parliament will be consulted with.This new process will start with 2 EU Directives that come into force after we have left and following the Implementation Period – the Work Life Balance Directive and the Transparent and Predictable Working Conditions Directive. The government has voted in favour of both of these directives in the European Council and intends to ask Parliament if it wants to adopt them into UK law.The Work Life Balance Directive introduces new rights for parents and carers, such as 2 months of paid leave for each parent up until the child is 8 and also 5 days of leave for those caring for sick relatives.The Transparent and Predictable Working Conditions Directive will set the terms of employment for workers by their first working day and provides more stability if you work in shifts. The government is already committed to many of these measures.Prime Minister Theresa May said: There will also be an extra package of measures to strengthen enforcement of workers’ rights.Proposals include bringing a range of enforcement bodies under one roof. Currently, HMRC enforces the national minimum and living wages; the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority investigates reports of exploitation and illegal activity in the workplace; and the Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate protects the rights of agency workers.Proposals for a single labour market enforcement body will be brought forward in the coming months. It would have the power, for example, to enforce holiday payments for vulnerable workers and ensure agency workers are not underpaid. It would also have a duty to consult unions and employment unions on its work.Notes to editors We have as a country led the way in workers’ rights while maintaining a flexible labour market. The enormous success of our jobs market and the wealth of opportunities for workers across the nation have long been underpinned by the policies and standards that exceed the minimums set by the EU and that has been driven by successive governments of all parties. After Brexit it should be for Parliament to decide what rules are most appropriate, rather than automatically accepting EU changes. When it comes to workers’ rights this Parliament has set world-leading standards and will continue to do so in the future, taking its own decisions working closely with trade unions and businesses. The United Kingdom has a proud tradition of establishing and improving the rights of working men and women from Shaftesbury’s Factories Acts, through William Hague’s Disability Discrimination Act to the Minimum Wage introduced by a Labour government, bolstered into the National Living Wage by a Conservative government. While the EU sets minimum requirements in many areas of workers’ rights, time and again the UK has led the way and chosen to exceed them. We are determined to maintain this record of leadership outside the EU. Yet it is a fact that some people felt that the rights of workers would not be adequately addressed, so as part of the Withdrawal Agreement Bill we will ensure parliament is given a vote on the action government will take in response to changes to EU legislation on workers’ rights. The Prime Minister, in her role as Minister for Women and Equalities, drove forward the legislation that introduced parental leave, something no EU regulation provides for. In December 2018, Business Secretary Greg Clark announced the largest upgrade to workers’ rights in a generation through the Good Work Plan, including a day one statement for all workers setting out entitlements and pay. It will also put an end to a legal loophole that enables some firms to pay agency workers less than permanent staff. As Home Secretary, the Prime Minister brought the Gangmasters Licensing Authority into the Home Office, aligning it with the National Crime Agency so that bosses who exploited workers could be more easily identified and prosecuted.center_img Parliament to be given a vote on adopting future EU rules on workers’ rights government will consult with trade unions and businesses on future workers’ rights proposals proposals include introducing a single enforcement body to protect vulnerable and agency workers new parliamentary power builds on the government’s Good Work Plan, announced last year In January, the government set out new further proposals to protect pregnant women and new parents returning to work. This move goes further than current EU requirements on maternity entitlements and parental leave. Protecting and enhancing worker rights after the UK withdrawal from the European Union was published on 6 March 2019. Business Secretary Greg Clark said: Today (Wednesday 6 March), secondary legislation on measures set out in the government’s Good Work Plan will also be debated in the House of Commons, including ending the legal loophole which enables some firms to pay agency workers less than permanent staff and quadrupling maximum employment tribunal fines for employers who have shown malice, spite or gross oversight from £5,000 to £20,000.last_img read more

Watch A Young Prince Dazzle At The Capitol Theatre From 1982 [Full Show Video]

first_imgPrince was always destined for stardom. Even in his earliest days of making music, the Purple One was full of raw talent and uncompromising integrity. Through 40 years of musical activity, Prince never ceased to amaze with his powerful performances and songwriting abilities.While Prince’s 1999 album was the major breakthrough that put him on a national radar, there’s no denying that Prince’s early music could foretell his funky fate. Even this concert, filmed just several months before the release of 1999, shows a young Prince powering through some prime funky classics.Without the power of hits like “Little Red Corvette” and “Delirious” from the 1999 album, which came out in October of 1982, this performance from 1/30/82 at the Capitol Theatre in Passaic, NJ is just perfect. It’s prime funk, soul, R&B… in a word, it’s Prince.Enjoy:Setlist: Prince at the Capitol Theatre, Passaic, NJ – 1/30/19820:00:00 – The Second Coming0:02:00 – Uptown0:04:50 – Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad?0:12:24 – I Wanna Be Your Lover0:29:14 – Dirty Mind0:35:42 – Do Me, Baby0:45:45 – Controversy0:53:01 – Let’s Work1:00:55 – Encore Applause1:02:55 – Jack U Off1:07:42 – Applause[Video/setlist by Prince on MV]last_img read more

CVPS increases Shareheat donation to $120,000, appeals for donors

first_imgCiting a shortage of donations and a critical need, Central Vermont Public Service today donated $20,000 in heating aid to community action agencies across Vermont, and appealed to customers who can to donate to the CVPS Shareheat campaign.The $20,000 grant announced today is in addition to $100,000 from CVPS shareholders the company previously put into a pool to match donations from the public.‘With the economy still on the rebound, donations to Shareheat are lagging this winter, but the need remains very high,’ CVPS President Bob Young said.  ‘We decided to immediately jumpstart the effort by making $4,000 contributions to each of the five community action agencies that participate in Shareheat, and to appeal again to the public.  Vermonters are facing heating crises every day, and we want to ensure no one goes cold for lack of funds.’Thanks to the matching pool, contributions from the public are matched dollar for dollar and sent to the community action agency that serves the donor’s region of the state.  The pool began the season with $100,000 from CVPS shareholders, and $45,000 has been added to it by Shareheat Business Partners, which include People’s United Bank, Carris Reels, Passumpsic Savings Bank, Weidman Electrical Technology, and The Vermont Country Store.‘Thanks to these businesses and our shareholders, every donation from the public, up to $145,000 in total, will be doubled,’ CVPS spokesman Steve Costello said.  ‘A $10 donation will provide $20 in assistance to a neighbor in need.  Donations of any size will help.’Businesses that would like to join the Shareheat Business Partnership Program may call Costello at 747-5427 for more information. Anyone needing crisis fuel assistance should contact their local community action agency.CVPS Shareheat is a program of last resort for over 1,000 Vermont families each year.  Funds are available to assist people who face heating emergencies, often because they never expected to need assistance, lost a job, or have exhausted all other available assistance.‘Some people who have donated to Shareheat in the past are now turning to it for assistance themselves,’ Costello said.  ‘That is reducing donations and increasing the demand on the program.  We’re asking anyone in a position to do so to make a donation.’Contributions should be made payable to the CVPS Shareheat Fund.  Donations may be mailed with a CVPS payment, or sent separately to CVPS Shareheat, 77 Grove St., Rutland, VT 05701.last_img read more

Tips for making (and sticking to) your holiday budget

first_imgIt’s officially the holiday season! For those of you that are like me and love the colder weather, pumpkin-spiced and peppermint flavored treats, and twinkly lights adorning every store front, this the happiest time of the year! That said, it can be really easy to get carried away with the holiday season and the barrage of Black Friday ads and completely blow your budget. The last thing that you want to do is start the new year with a tiny mountain of credit card debt leftover from your holiday shopping binge. Here are my three tried and true tips to help you make and most importantly, stick to your holiday budget.1. Make a List and Check it TwiceSanta Clause is not the only one who should be making a shopping list! Before you jump in your car to hit the isles or log on to Amazon to add gifts to your virtual cart, make a list of everyone who you would like to buy gifts for. Consider your family members, friends, colleagues, and any charity drives that you are interested in participating in. Having a complete idea of how many gifts you need to purchase will help you set a realistic budget for each individual gift you must buy, as well as an overall budget. It also helps to have an idea of what you’d like to purchase for each person. While you may not know exactly what the perfect gift for each individual on your list is, having a general idea will help you budget and narrow your search when you begin shopping. continue reading » 54SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Law on hunting sent to the Croatian Parliament

first_imgAt yesterday’s session of the Government of the Republic of Croatia, the Draft Bill on Hunting was accepted and sent to the Parliament for adoption.The newly proposed legal solutions create preconditions for the introduction of more order in hunting. Starting from better management of hunting grounds, through breeding, protection and trade of game through the use of hunting weapons, to regulating the relationship between hunting licensees and hunting rights providers. Furthermore, the new law establishes the preconditions for stronger development of hunting tourism, revival of hunting customs and traditions, and more effective involvement of hunters and their associations in the development and improvement of hunting as a significant economic branch of the Republic of Croatia.”The century-old tradition of hunting in the Republic of Croatia, the number of game we have today and the diversity of flora and fauna in our forests can be thanked, among other things, to hunting societies that conscientiously and dedicatedly care for more than a thousand hunting grounds in Croatia. But together we must also take care of the game that does some material damage to public and private property. This regulation provides an optimal solution to the problem of wildlife in order to protect people and property with maximum protection of the wildlife population and rational management of the resources we have. The decentralization of hunting supervision and management proposed by law will enable better management that will be harmonized with the situation and needs of a certain area.. “Said Minister Tomislav Tolusic.The novelty proposed by law is the possibility of establishing private hunting grounds of 500 ha of uninterrupted land of one owner, as well as establishing a private hunting ground by merging the land of several owners, if each owner has an area of ​​not less than 500 ha and together form an uninterrupted whole. Due to easier, more complete and faster implementation of the law in the field of prevention of damage to game and damage to game on agricultural crops, regional self-government units The proposal of the law provides the possibility: to reduce the number of certain species of game that endanger the health of humans, livestock, other game, other animal species or cause other damage, make a decision to reduce the number of certain birds to prevent serious damage to ponds and waters.Additionally, the species Crow (Phalacrocorax carbo sinensis) is included in the list of species considered game.The law also regulates the prevention of damage from game in traffic and on agricultural land, because it puts all participants on an equal footing with more clearly defined rights and obligations. The current legal solution has not satisfactorily regulated issues of this nature, which, due to uneven court practice, has generally resulted in lengthy court proceedings that have resulted in the blockade and liquidation of hunting associations.Also, with the aim of avoiding lengthy court proceedings, the proposed changes to the distribution of funds collected from fees for concessions and leases of hunting rights enabled the Ministry of Agriculture to provide financial resources for securing hunting grounds and financing them.last_img read more

The Ministry of Tourism and Sports held a meeting with regional tourist boards

first_imgToday, the Minister of Tourism and Sports Nikolina Brnjac held a working meeting with representatives of county tourist boards. In addition to the Minister, the meeting was also attended by State Secretary Sandra Herman and the Director of the Croatian Tourist Board Kristjan Staničić.  All participants in the meeting agree that the opportunity for development certainly “lies” in the use of EU funds, but also in the harmonization of the Ordinance and timely guidelines for the implementation of work and programs as well as the exchange of experience and knowledge. Representatives of regional tourist boards presented concrete problems to the minister and associates and suggested proposals in order to better adapt to the COVID situation, expressing satisfaction with this form of cooperation.  Minister Brnjac thanked those present for their work so far and pointed out that such coordination will be held more often in order to better implement strategic and operational plans. “You are the backbone of our system. I believe that through open dialogue and timely exchange of information, we can contribute to a better and more systematic solution to the challenges in the coming period. “, Minister Brnjac emphasized.center_img Photo: Ministry of Tourism and Sports Minister Nikolina Brnjac pointed out that now is the opportunity for a strategic turn, both in the organization of the tourism sector and in finding the best solutions for the coming period. “We have started the initial administrative steps to develop a long-term sectoral strategy called the Strategy for the Development of Sustainable Tourism until 2030. For the first time, we are in the process of preparing an Environmental Impact Study. These are documents on which it is important to reach an agreement between the private and public sectors because they will determine the further direction of tourism development.” Minister Brnjac added and called on representatives of tourist boards to cooperate and proactively communicate.last_img read more