Scoreboard roundup — 5/9/19

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Thursday’s sports events:MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLINTERLEAGUECincinnati 3, Oakland 0AMERICAN LEAGUECleveland 5, Chi White Sox 0, 5 InningsLA Angels 13, Detroit 0NY Yankees 3, Seattle 1Houston 4, Texas 2NATIONAL LEAGUEChi Cubs 4, Miami 1Colorado 12, San Francisco 11St. Louis 17, Pittsburgh 4Arizona 3, Atlanta 2, 10 InningsWashington 6, LA Dodgers 0NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFSPhiladelphia 112, Toronto 101 (series tied 3-3)Portland 119, Denver 108 (series tied 3-3)NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFSBoston 5, Carolina 2 (Boston leads series 1-0)WOMEN’S NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFSNY Liberty 89, China National Team 71Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Written by May 10, 2019 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 5/9/19center_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

Naked rugby boys cuffed on Cornmarket

first_imgA St Anne’s student was arrested on Monday after running naked down Cornmarket as part of a rugby ‘handover’ ritual.Josh Stone, newly appointed social secretary for St Anne’s and St John’s RFC, had attended a rugby social at Jericho restaurant Jamal’s during which the old committee handed over to their successors. The group left the restaurant at around 9.45pm and a few hours later members of the rugby team were partaking in the traditional naked run down Oxford’s main shopping street. From a series of Facebook messages,  it appears that more than one member attending the social decided to engage in the Cornmarket streak, and two were issued with an £80 fine after being arrested in the nude and held in police custody.In a post on one friend’s wall, Matt Evans-Young, the new Captain of the rugby team, suggests that he was levied with a penalty of £80, writing, “Omg! cant believe its gona cost us 80 quid. i feel as if the fuzz are gona walk round the corner and arrest me at any moment!” Despite refusing to comment on the matter to Cherwell, Stone and Evans-Young have not shied away from dissecting their arrest in a series of Facebook wall-posts. On a friend’s wall, Josh Stone wrote: “Absolutly classic night- would love to see a photo of me butt-naked being chased by the policeman. At the end of it the policeman actually had a bit of banter considering my official offence : ‘You were walking naked down Cornmarket Street’ – as if i was casually strolling down enjoying the fresh air. Haha.”In a different wall post Stone wrote: “Have to say was put in a very difficult position being cuffed completely naked, there’s not really a lot you can do- feel sorry for the person who managed to get my underwear on.”And Matt Evans-Young wrote: “it was everything id hoped it would be. the other jail birds were eager but gentle. josh had a lot of fun with them it seemed. cant believe we got arrested though. absolute joke. will definately be a story to scare next years freshers with.”Cherwell News Teamlast_img read more

Scientists to be honored for discoveries in metabolism, diabetes

first_imgThree scientists will receive the 2020 Warren Alpert Foundation Prize on Thursday, Oct. 1, for pioneering work in the field of metabolism.The researchers elucidated the role of gut hormones, their effects on metabolism and informed the design of treatments for type 2 diabetes, obesity and short bowel syndrome. The work of Holst, Habener and Drucker propelled the field forward and enabled the design of several new classes of disease-altering treatments.The three scientists identified a family of glucagon-like peptides in the 1970s and 1980s and since then have led the field of metabolism research, with studies that went from bedside observations to the lab bench and back to the clinic. The discoveries — spanning research in cells, animals and humans — culminated in the development of at least three classes of new medications.The award recipients are:Daniel Drucker, senior scientist at the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute of Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, Canada, and professor of medicine at the University of TorontoJoel Habener, professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and director of the Laboratory of Molecular Endocrinology at Massachusetts General HospitalJens Juul Holst, professor of biomedical sciences at the University of Copenhagen, DenmarkThe honorees will share a $500,000 prize. The Warren Alpert Foundation, in association with Harvard Medical School, honors scientists whose work has improved the understanding, prevention, treatment or cure of human disease. Read Full Storylast_img read more

Alabama Pipeline Explodes

first_imgShelby County, Ala.—One worker was killed and several more were injured when an Alabama pipeline ruptured sometime during the evening of Monday, October 31.According to Alabama Governor Robert Bentley, the failing pipeline caused an explosion that sent flames high above the surrounding tree line.One eye witness, who said he helped an injured worker remove gas from himself before calling an ambulance, said the central Alabama explosion resembled an airplane crash and resulted in towering flames that extended some 300 feet into the air.screen-shot-2016-11-01-at-6-52-38-amThe epicenter was approximately one mile west of a leak that occurred back in September, releasing thousands of gallons of gasoline and causing shortages and price hikes throughout the entire Southeast.The failed pipeline belongs to the same company behind the previous leak—the Colonial Pipeline Company of Alpharetta, Georgia—and marks the sixth leak its operations have endured this year in Alabama alone.Officials are not certain wether the explosion emanated from the same pipeline that failed in September, and workers have not yet been able to get close enough to the accident site to determine if the initial explosion has damaged any other nearby pipelines.screen-shot-2016-11-01-at-6-56-52-am“Three miles around the area of the fire has been evacuated,” Bentley said in a video which his office posted to Vimeo and later tweeted out through his official Twitter account. “We have state resources in place through our forestry association, and we have people there to contain the fire.”The state of Alabama has been suffering from a severe drought. According to the governor, there have been over one thousand fires recorded since the beginning of October.“Our resources have been stretched thin,” Bentley said. “But we will have enough resources in place, we will put enough resources in place, to protect the people in that area.”Coleen Vansant with the Alabama Forestry Commission says that the explosion has sparked several wildfires, one around 10 acres in size and another near 7 acres.According to a brief statement issued by the Colonial Pipeline Company, the main pipeline in the area has been shut down for the time being. The explosion occurred near the Cahaba River, the longest free-flowing river in Alabama known for its scenic value and biological diversity.It comes at a time when pipelines all over the country are being hotly contested by environmentalists. A major protest is taking place near the Standing Rock Indian Reservation because of a proposed pipeline that the Dakota Sioux say is threatening the quality of drinking water drawn from the Missouri River and decimating many of their important cultural heritage sites.The Dakota Access Pipeline is being maintained and constructed by a company called Energy Transfer which, according to its website, operates three major crude oil pipelines, including approximately 500 miles of pipeline that run through Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia.Energy Transfer claims that the $3.7 billion project will lessen U.S. dependance on foreign oil and create thousands of jobs.Stayed tuned to BlueRidgeOutdoors.com for pipeline updates and learn more about the Shelby County, Alabama pipeline explosion here.last_img read more

Canadian wolves airdropped into US to combat moose problem

first_imgFour Canadian wolves were recently transported by helicopter from Ontario to Michigan’s Isle Royale National Park. The wolves were relocated to help deal with the moose population on the island, and to restore the dwindling number of wolves that currently live on the island. In the past, ice bridges have connected Isle Royale to the mainland, allowing wolves to migrate. Over the last twenty years, however, these ice bridges have become inconsistent, stranding wolves on the island and preventing any newcomers. The four new wolves will join two that were relocated to the island in 2018. Over the next five years the National Park Service hopes to introduce 20 to 30 wolves to the park.last_img

PANAMAX 2012 The Next Generation of Defense

first_img Cmdr. Omar Hernández Martínez El Salvador Naval Force During a hypothetical scenario that played out on computer screens at Mayport Naval Station, Florida; Headquarters United States Southern Command, Florida; and Fort Sam Houston, Texas, United States, in August 2012, a violent extremist organization used aircraft to assault the Panama Canal. Simultaneously, fictional terrorists launched cyber attacks to divert and disorient forces protecting the canal and its infrastructure. Their goal: disrupt and cripple the global economy. “Our fictional enemies are using increasingly more modern methods to stop the operation of the Panama Canal,” said Lieutenant Cristian Escala of Panama’s National Air-Naval Service (SENAN). He has participated for seven years in PANAMAX, an annual U.S. Southern Command-sponsored exercise designed to protect and guarantee safe passage of traffic through the Panama Canal, ensure its neutrality, and respect national sovereignty. While in previous iterations PANAMAX has been a maritime-focused exercise using ships and planes, a new dimension was brought forth in 2012 by executing it solely through virtual exercises. Military officials gave their points of view on PANAMAX 2012. PANAMAX “is a source of pride because I participated in the beginning, and the truth is that we never expected it would grow to this level. So far, it has been a source of pride, of satisfaction and also a reason why we must continue to work to improve this relationship that has been built over time.” Deputy Commissioner Jorge Yanis Panama National Air-Naval Service “I believe that the important part of this [interaction] is sharing experiences, expertise and, above all, finding a common approach [against] this type of threat, because we don’t really know what it will be, or when it will threaten our canal.” Capt. Ronald Muñoz Cedeño Ecuadorean Navy Additionally, this year’s exercise included an increased leadership role taken by all the partner nations. Brazil led the Combined Force Maritime Component Command (CFMCC) for the first time, directing simulations held in Florida. Colombia, for the second time, was in charge of the Combined Force Land Component (CFLCC), held at Fort Sam Houston. Brazilian Rear Admiral Wilson Pereira de Lima Filho stated that he does not see a difference with leadership decisions whether the exercise uses actual ships or computer simulation. And, since the potential threat is not easy to predict, he said that it is important to share information in both ways. “That is fundamental in order to have mutual trust,” he said. Rear Admiral Lima Filho believes PANAMAX 2012 was an opportunity for the participating nations to develop friendships, interoperability and learn from one another. In fact, the slogan he chose in Brazil for CFMCC 2012 was “Unidos pelo mar” (Joined by the Sea). “The sea joins countries,” he said. Cmdr. Feliciano Pérez Carvajal Dominican Republic Navy Lt. Cmdr. Carlos Barreto Paraguayan Navy “Having PANAMAX for several years allows us to interact among countries, so that in the event of a real situation we can act quickly and efficiently in protecting the Panama Canal.” “The Mexican Navy has decided to participate in this type of exercise because it is important to work together with other navies. We learn the way in which other navies work and also show them how we do things. And, it is a great opportunity to establish ties of friendship with the other navies.” Capt. Andrés Salas Peruvian Navy Rear Adm. Wilson Pereira de Lima Filho Brazilian Navy By Dialogo January 01, 2013 Military members from 17 Partner Nations formed a multinational combined task force to share information and assist with the coordination of logistics, communications, intelligence and monitoring. Even though the members of these partner nations consisted of all ranks and came from all the different service components, they shared the common objective of protecting the canal, which accounts for 5 percent of global maritime trade. PANAMAX began in 2003 under the initiative of Panama, Chile and the United States, and exercise participation has grown every year since. The participants in the 2012 edition included more than 600 personnel from Belize, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, France, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru and the United States. PANAMAX 2012 tested command and control of forces across a wide range of operations, including maritime, air, land, space and cyber. The simulated exercise scenarios provided invaluable training on coalition command and control and combined interoperability — the ability to work together seamlessly. Deputy Commissioner Jorge Yanis, head of the Naval Group of SENAN, highlighted the importance of protecting “one of the great bastions of the world.” Yanis said in addition to cyber attacks, another new scenario at PANAMAX 2012 was responding to natural disasters, such as earthquakes and floods, which would require humanitarian relief. “The experience that we’ve gained during [PANAMAX] has been very interesting. More so, to participate and be part of a multinational force. It’s interesting because we share experiences with military members from other nationalities and speak in two languages, Spanish and English.” “For us it is very important that the operations on the Panama Canal are never interrupted, otherwise our exports would stop. More so, those exports that produce income for our country, and obviously our economy would suffer if we begin to use the sea route around the Southern Cone since the freight costs would become more expensive.” “The fact that we are training and carrying out joint exercises, like PANAMAX, needs to be better disseminated. It sends a positive message to the international community, to the world.” “PANAMAX is a good opportunity for training, for camaraderie among the officers who participate, for the training of the staff that operates the electronic equipment, and for crew members of vessels when it is carried out with ships.” Col. Edgar Ortega Martínez Colombian Army “It has been an excellent experience working in a multinational environment. There are many doctrine aspects that are important to know and to learn how to work with other nations on a particular mission.” “We all have our capabilities, we have our knowledge, our unique characteristics and together in this exercise we can share these lessons, these skills.” Capt. Carlos Alberto Mendoza Rovira Mexican Navy Rear Adm. Julio Leiva Molina Chilean Navy last_img read more

Freeport Village Cashier Charged With $13K Theft

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Dubois ChevelleA Freeport cashier has been arrested for stealing more than $13,000 from the village by altering residents’ water and electric utility payments and pocketing the cash over the past three years.Chevelle Dubois pleaded not guilty Wednesday at Nassau County to charges of grand larceny, defrauding the government, falsifying business records and official misconduct.Prosecutors said the 36-year-old Freeport woman collected payments from residents, recorded them in a computerized system and then altered the entry to reflect that the payment had been refunded to the resident before pocketing the money.Dubois used the stolen cash to repay the accounts she had stolen from the previous day until the alleged scheme unraveled in May when a resident received a default notice—despite having receipts proving that he had paid the bill, authorities said.She had stolen more than $5,000 from 22 accounts and her cash drawer was short an additional $8,000 when she was fired in June.She was released without bail and is due back in court Sept. 18. She faces up to seven years in prison, if convicted.last_img read more

Booking com and Airbnb have introduced options for longer stays in accommodation facilities

first_imgAirbnb targets digital nomads and sets trends that follow Booking.com Airbnb points out that more than six million active entries on the platform accept monthly stays, and more than half of those entries offer discounts for extended trips. Although Airbnb did not provide specific figures, they claim that guest bookings for a monthly stay have “increased significantly” in recent months. Photo by AirBnb Under the new feature, the weekly tariff plan requires a minimum stay of seven nights, while the monthly tariff plan requires a minimum stay of 28 nights. // BOOKING.COM CLOSES FIVE OFFICES WORLDWIDE, ONE IN CROATIA In early September, Airbnb reported that bookings for monthly stays had “increased significantly” since the start of the pandemic, citing growing interest in the concepts of “working from anywhere” i.e. digital nomads. Photo: Daria Shevtsova, Pexels.com Long-term rentals and digital nomads are in trend. center_img There are two trends, one caused by the coronavirus pandemic, where many companies have shifted their business to work from home while others have sought safer places, outside big cities and thus digitally relocated their businesses, as well as another trend that has become even more important during the covid and acceleration, thanks to the digitalization of business and the IT industry – of course they are digital nomads. Although practically every type of real estate meets the requirements for price plans for longer stays, this move is largely designed to strengthen the business of houses and apartments on Booking.com, and especially communication to focus on long-term rent. In response to the growing demand for long-term stays, Booking.com now allows property owners to offer weekly and monthly rates. Booking.com’s move follows Airbnb’s move, which back in April focused on long-term rentals and digital nomads, with the aim of taking advantage of accommodation trends for longer stays. Airbnb and Booking.com are a great example of positive competition pushing each other and racing over who will be faster, better, more efficient. And thus they are pushing the whole market forward. To make it easier for digital nomads to find the types of stays they are looking for, Airbnb has updated its homepage in most countries to highlight ways people can discover long-term rental stays nearby. – We make the search easier, and we also help the hosts to understand this type of stay and how to use it while again making it easier for the guests to find the right accommodation for their needs., point out from Airbnb. last_img read more

Brisbane top pick for property investors despite fresh warnings over apartment risk

first_imgHigh rise apartments under construction in Brisbane. Picture: Mark Calleja. Brisbane is still the top pick for property investors despite concerns over an apartment glut, a new survey out today reveals.The Property Investment Professionals of Australia national survey has found 43 per cent of investors prefer Brisbane above any other capital city when it comes to property.After the Queensland capital, Melbourne is the second most popular investment destination (32 per cent), followed by Sydney (7.8 per cent). The survey results come as financial advisory firm Ferrier Hodgson warns buyers are taking twice as long to settle on off-the-plan Brisbane units and Chinese investors are walking away from contracts.The firm has found settlement time frames have doubled from two to four months.In another sign of strain hitting the market, Ferrier Hodgson is also seeing foreign buyers, particularly Chinese purchasers who are unable to obtain finance from Australian lenders, rescinding contracts because of tightened lending conditions.And at least one industry commentator is predicting Brisbane’s apartment glut to impact house prices — not just apartment prices — by around 5 per cent.Brisbane’s apartment oversupply is putting settlements at risk, according to Ferrier Hodgson.“The problem I think for Brisbane is that as those apartments in the inner city come on all at once, it creates a decline in prices, but if you’re out in the suburbs you won’t feel it,” AMP Capital chief economist Shane Oliver says.“I don’t think (prices are) going to crash, but they might drop 5 or 10 per cent.“House prices could be affected in those areas as well simply because of more competition.”GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HEREAMP Capital chief economist Shane Oliver.A major forecasting firm is even more pessimistic — predicting the inner Brisbane apartment market could be in for another three to four years of pain.BIS Oxford Economics managing director Robert Mellor says the market was already experiencing price declines of 10 per cent, with the risk of another 7 to 8 per cent fall in the next 12 months.“The worst of it’s not over and if potential buyers walk away, I suspect there’ll be even bigger price declines,” he says.“This is a pretty significant correction and the population growth is not strong enough to absorb that at the moment.”Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 9:17Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -9:17 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels360p360p240p240pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenThe outlook for interest rates09:18More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investorless than 1 hour agoSeaside retreat beats old money AscotWhy homeowners are better offBank red flags 30 suburbs to make buying harderFerrier Hodgson property director Campbell Gordon says the final quarter of 2017 would be crunch time for the inner Brisbane apartment market, with thousands of completed units set to hit the market and developers under pressure to settle their stock.“The lead up to Christmas will be really telling,” Gordon says.He says the market had held up better than Ferrier Hodgson had thought it would so far, but settlement risk was a significant concern.Gordon says the volume of apartment settlements in the pipeline, difficulty gaining finance and nervous buyers were blowing out settlement time frames.“Should confidence continue to deteriorate, particularly where apartment values fall by more than 10 per cent of the purchase price, then a significant number of purchasers are at risk of default and walking away,” he says in a recent report.Place Advisory director Lachlan Walker.Place Advisory director Lachlan Walker is also seeing more instances of settlements taking longer, with developers having to send out 60 to 90 day warning letters.Walker says while contracts were rarely rescinded, there were more cases of foreign buyers terminating contracts and losing their deposits.“Previously we would very rarely see a foreign buyer not complete a deal,” he says.And it’s not just new apartment projects that are expected to take a hit.Ferrier Hodgson predicts owners of second-hand apartments are also likely to suffer.“Owners of older stock will come under increasing pressure on the back of ample choice for renters, who are now in the box seat when it comes to selecting a rental property and negotiating terms,” he says.“While inner city areas such as Newstead and Fortitude Valley, West End and South Brisbane will face these pressures, we have heightened concerns for developers and financiers with exposure to middle ring suburban areas such as Albion, Nundah, Cannon Hill and Chermside where significant apartment projects are completing now and throughout the rest of 2017.”It comes as the major banks target apartment buyers in a clamp down on lending, with ANZ telling its brokers to tighten lending restrictions in more than 30 Brisbane suburbs, where unit purchasers will need a bigger deposit.The Marc Apartments residential development at Kangaroo Point.Real Estate Institute of Queensland figures show an overall decline of 2.3 per cent in the average price of apartments in the June quarter.More than 5300 units were finished in inner Brisbane this year, and another 11,000 are being built.Developers are offering discounts, rental guarantees and furniture packages to entice buyers, with a backlog of more than 2200 new units still waiting to be sold in some projects.Two-bedroom apartments in The Marc Apartments project in Kangaroo Point are being marketed for sale through online property agency iBuyNew Group with a free furniture package, a one-year rental guarantee and a $5000 rebate for buyers who sign up before the end of September.Inside one of the apartments in The Marc Apartments residential apartment at Kangaroo Point.last_img read more

Pressure’s off for RBA with dwelling investment levels easing

first_imgReserve Bank of Australia Governor Philip Lowe is well pleased with housing credit growth easing in the second half of this year. Picture: AAP Image/James Ross.DWELLING investment was expected to be “at a high level” for the coming year, but nowhere near the extremes of a few years earlier, according to the Reserve Bank of Australia.The minutes of the latest RBA board meeting saw discussion over dwelling investment having fallen marginally in the September quarter with conditions easing in the established housing market too.“Dwelling investment had fallen over the preceding year in Queensland and Western Australia, but had remained at a high level in New South Wales and Victoria,” the RBA minutes said.“Residential building approvals had picked up in preceding months, but remained below the levels of a few years earlier. Together with data on the pipeline of work yet to be done, this suggested that dwelling investment would remain at a high level for the following year or so, but that it was not likely to add materially to GDP growth.”More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus22 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market22 hours agoThe meeting, presided over by RBA Governor Philip Lowe said the most noticeable easing in the established housing market especially was in Sydney “where housing prices had declined in prior months and auction clearance rates had fallen”.“Housing price growth had also eased in Melbourne, but remained relatively strong, supported by high population growth. Housing prices in Perth and Brisbane had been little changed in preceding months.”RBA has been well pleased with the easing of housing credit growth too through the second half of the 2017 calendar year — mostly off major banks restraining interest-only lending.“Growth in household credit had slowed somewhat, but members agreed that household balance sheets still warranted careful monitoring.”What RBA’s watching come 2018 in eastern capital cities is the “considerable additional supply of apartments” scheduled to come on stream. The apartment were to be rolled out “over the next couple of years”. Follow Sophie Foster on Facebooklast_img read more