Scoreboard Roundup — 8/24/18

first_img Beau Lund August 24, 2018 /Sports News – National Scoreboard Roundup — 8/24/18 Written bycenter_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Thursday’s sports events:      AMERICAN LEAGUE Final  Boston      7  Cleveland       0 Final  Detroit     7  Chi White Sox   2 Final  Tampa Bay   4  Kansas City     3 Final  Minnesota   6  Oakland         4      NATIONAL LEAGUE Final  Philadelphia    2  Washington   0 Final  San Francisco   3  N-Y Mets     1 Final  Colorado        4  San Diego    3 Final  Atlanta         5  Miami        0 Final  Chi Cubs        7  Cincinnati   1      WOMEN’S NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS Final  Washington   96  L.A. Sparks   64 Final  Phoenix      96  Connecticut   86Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Jimmer Fredette Signs With Suns

first_imgMarch 22, 2019 /Sports News – Local Jimmer Fredette Signs With Suns Fredette last appeared in the NBA in 2016 with the New York Knicks. Fredette has agreed to a deal with the Phoenix Suns for the remainder of the 2018-19 season. The Suns also have a team option for the 2019-2020 season.  The 30-year-old Fredette has been playing in China for the past three seasons.  FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail (Phoenix, AZ)  —  Former BYU star Jimmer Fredette is returning to the NBA.  center_img Robert Lovell Tags: Jimmer Fredette/Phoenix Suns Written bylast_img read more

Anson

first_img(Ely, Cambridgeshire), a supplier of plastic food packaging, is introducing a co-ordinated range of food containers made from PLA (polylactive acid), an environmentally-friendly material.Now available in PLA are three new salad bowls with lids in its popular Twisty range (250cc, 375cc and 500cc), as well as a Single Tortilla and Twin Tortilla pack. These products add to the PLA sandwich wedge, launched a few months ago.Steve Campbell, Anson’s business manager standards, says: “Since we launched the PLA sandwich wedge, we have been inundated with requests from customers to produce more biodegradable packs.”last_img read more

In Short

first_imgDr Schär cuts a dealGluten- and wheat-free specialist Dr Schär UK, has teamed up with Health Village a new concept store from Lloyds Pharmacy. Its range of DS-gluten free and TRUfree products will be available in the new store, in order to offer more convenience for consumers buying gluten- and wheat-free foods.Drive for ScotlandBiscuit manufacturer Paterson Arran has joined forces with VisitScotland’s Surprise Yourself campaign, to launch its first on-pack promotion. Featuring on every 380g box of Paterson’s Luxury Shortbread Fingers, the promotion will prompt consumers to enter a free prize draw, with the chance of winning a five-star break to the Isle of Arran in Scotland.Contactless GreggsGreggs is rolling out contactless payment technology across its stores, enabling customers to pay for transactions in less than a second. The project, which will be rolled out in phases to all stores, is a joint collaboration with Lloyds TSB Cardnet and point-of-sale hardware supplier Spire Payments.Damage for BakoBakery wholesaler Bako Northern bore the brunt of the recent storms across part of the UK recently when the roof of a neighbouring building collapsed on 15 cars in its staff car park.last_img read more

In the previous part of August, 70 percent of last year’s result achieved in the same period was achieved

first_imgAccording to the first preliminary data of the system eVisitor, which contains tourist traffic realized in commercial and non – commercial segment and nautical charter, in Croatia In the previous part of August (from 1 to 9 August) more than 1 million arrivals i 7.2 million overnight stays which is about 70 percent of last year’s result achieved in the same period. During the last weekend alone (from 7 to 9 August), more than 323.000 arrivals and 2.3 million overnight stays were realized in Croatia. Although we have to wait until the end of August for the overall results, we are still happy with the current data of the first weekend in August, which give a little optimism to the tourism sector. We know how difficult autumn will be and how difficult it can be to expect a good post-season, because there are no groups, agencies or congresses, so at the moment every kuna earned literally means life. By the way, about 60 percent of last year’s result was achieved in July. The highest number of overnight stays in the same period was realized in Istria (1.7 million overnight stays), Kvarner (1.4 million overnight stays), Split-Dalmatia (1.3 million overnight stays), Zadar (1.3 million overnight stays), Šibenik-Knin (578.000 overnight stays), Dubrovnik-Dalmatia Neretva County (392.000 overnight stays) and Lika-Senj County (271.000 overnight stays).   So far in August, most tourist arrivals have come from the market Germany, about 225.000 of them, which is compared to the same period last year growth of 6 percent. Then follows local market from which 178.000 arrivals were made which represents growth of 18 percent, market Slovenian from which 133.000 arrivals were made which represents growth of 10 percent and market Poland from which 109.000 arrivals were made which represents growth of 16 percent over the same period last year. Looking at destinations, in the previous part of August, the highest number of arrivals was in Rovinj, Poreč, Medulin, Crikvenica, Umag, Split, Dubrovnik, Zadar, Pula and Novalja. “After an excellent July in which we achieved about 60 percent of last year’s result, we are recording even better tourist trends in August and we are currently at about 70 percent of last year’s result. The markets that reacted best are territorially closer markets for which Croatian destinations are easily accessible by road, such as Germany, Slovenia, Austria, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary. We have directed our promotional and information campaigns towards these markets all the time, communicating that Croatia is a safe and well-prepared tourist destination. Also, with the increase in the number of airlines, tourist traffic in the southern parts of Dalmatia intensified “, said Croatian Tourist Board director Kristjan Stanicic, adding that Dubrovnik and London, for example, are currently connected by 44 flights a week.last_img read more

Teacher’s union calls for better safety standards as schools reopen

first_imgFSGI deputy secretary-general Fahriza Marta said teachers had minimal protection from the virus, despite recent calls to reopen schools.“Reopening schools will be risky without proper preparation,” Fahriza said in a statement on Saturday.He added that many schools had already opened and had failed to implement strict health protocols.Some schools lacked proper sanitation facilities and allowed teachers to instruct students in person without wearing masks. Some teachers did not enforce physical distancing rules during school activities. The United Federation of Indonesian Teachers (FSGI) has urged the government to do more to protect teachers, school administrators and students during the COVID-19 pandemic, noting that several teachers and school administrators have died of the illness.According to the FSGI, at least 20 teachers and two school administrators have died of COVID-19. Read also: EXCLUSIVE: Nadiem says school reopening ‘bold’ but necessary amid ‘education crisis’The FSGI found that 51 junior high schools in Toba, North Sumatra, were requiring students to attend in-person classes three days a week.“We found that only 13 of the 51 schools reported to the Education and Culture Ministry that they had reopened,” Fahriza said.Of the 13 schools, only one had proper toilet facilities. One school failed to provide handwashing facilities. Four schools were not disinfected regularly, while eight did not check the temperatures of people entering the facility.Fahriza said teachers and school staff had the right to receive proper protection under the 2005 Teachers and Lecturers Law as well as a 2017 ministerial decree on teacher protection.“We deserve not just legal and welfare protection but also protection from COVID-19 infection,” he said.FSGI secretary-general Heru Purnomo urged the central government and regional administrations to provide COVID-19 swab testing at schools and to allocate additional funds so that all schools could have proper sanitation facilities.“If the government does not have the budget for that, we urge the suspension of face-to-face learning for the time being,” said Heru. (dpk)Topics :last_img read more

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang likes tweet slamming Arsenal fans who abused him after Crystal Palace draw

first_imgPierre-Emerick Aubameyang won last season’s Premier League Golden Boot and is Arsenal’s top scorer this term (Picture: Twitter)Aubameyang who, like Xhaha, has been left out of the squad for tonight’s Carabao Cup fourth round tie against Liverpool, reacted on Twitter by liking a message of support.The Gabon international has scored eight goals in 11 starts this season but has failed to find the back of the next in his last three Premier League appearances.In his and Xhaka’s absence at Anfield tonight, meanwhile, Mesut Ozil could wear the captain’s armband with Emery set to hand the 31-year-old a chance to salvage his Arsenal career having been left out of the last six matches altogether.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘We need his quality, his skill and his consistency,’ admitted Emery at his pre-match press conference.‘We need his positive mentality and then he will help us on the pitch. That’s the next step.‘I think he’s done the steps before, and now I want the steps like in pre-season and one month ago to help us on the pitch.’ Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 30 Oct 2019 2:01 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link203Shares ‘Devastated’ Xhaka should apologise, says EmeryTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 3:48Fullscreen’Devastated’ Xhaka should apologise, says Emeryhttps://metro.co.uk/video/devastated-xhaka-apologise-says-emery-2038132/This 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.MORE: Arsenal should consider Patrick Vieira as manager after Unai Emery, believes Nigel WinterburnMORE: Liverpool vs Arsenal TV channel, live stream, time, odds, team news and head-to-head Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was abused by his own fans following Arsenal’s draw against Crystal Palace (Picture: Getty)Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has responded to the abuse he suffered following Arsenal’s draw with Crystal Palace on Sunday by liking a tweet slamming the fan who screamed ‘£2,000 a year to watch s***… f*** off!’ as he attempted to leave the Emirates Stadium.Arsenal dropped two points after throwing away a two-goal lead and were then denied a late winner after VAR controversially ruled out Sokratis Papastathopoulos’s strike for supposed a foul by Calum Chambers on Luka Milivojevic.The result, however, was overshadowed by Granit Xhaka’s reaction to being booed by his own fans following his 61st minute substitution. The club captain trudged off the pitch, before cupping his ear, throwing the armband to the floor and storming down the tunnel having brushed aside the hand of his manager Unai Emery.AdvertisementAdvertisementXhaka was not the only Arsenal player to be targeted for abuse, however, with last season’s Premier League Golden Boot winner and September’s Player of the Month the target of vitriol as he attempted to make a speedy getaway.ADVERTISEMENT Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang likes tweet slamming Arsenal fans who abused him after Crystal Palace drawcenter_img Comment Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

First home buyers to be big winners from apartment fire sale: BIS Oxford Economics

first_imgHigh-density dwelling commencements will plummet in Queensland this financial year, according to BIS Oxford Economics.The latest housing finance figures for January reveal more than 20 per cent of the loans taken out in Queensland during the month were by first home buyers.And nationally, demand for interest-only loans — usually taken out by investors — has dropped to a new historic low of 15 per cent of new lending, according to new figures released by the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority. RateCity.com.au money editor Sally Tindall said the results confirmed APRA’s interventions were having a marked effect on new borrowing. BIS Oxford Economics predicts Brisbane’s inner-city apartment oversupply will be absorbed.Mr Mellor is optimistic Brisbane’s inner-city apartment oversupply — set to peak at 14,000 excess dwellings — will be absorbed as buyers look to take advantage of the bargains on offer, resulting in a shift in demand away from houses.“We will get through this oversupply,” Mr Mellor said.“While we thought the damage would be restricted to inner Brisbane, some people, particularly young people may be attracted to the cheaper prices of apartments offered by developers.“It depends how big a fire sale it is.” HOUSE PRICES ON THE UP AFTER GAMES BRISBANE’S REAL ESTATE YOUNG GUNS INTEREST-ONLY LOANS HIT HISTORIC LOW Some developers have already slashed the prices of apartments in their projects to attract buyers and get rid of remaining stock.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus20 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market20 hours agoLast year, some units in the The Hudson on the former Albion Flour Mill site were discounted by up to 25 per cent. The Hudson in Albion reduced the prices of some of its units. Photo: Adam Armstrong.BIS Oxford Economics is forecasting a huge 25 per cent drop in high-density dwelling approvals this financial year, but expects the decline to be less pronounced in 2018/19.“The downturn has been heavily driven by apartment construction in Brisbane’s inner-city market,” Mr Mellor said.He said high-density dwelling construction had hit an unsustainable level, surging from around 3000 commencements to around 15,000 at one point. Cranes dot the Brisbane CBD skyline. Picture: Darren England.A MASS apartment fire sale could be set to swamp Brisbane in the next 12 months — allowing would-be first home buyers to finally get a foot on the property ladder. The inner city housing market is in the grip of an apartment glut thanks to a “record boom” in high-density dwelling construction, according to economic forecaster BIS Oxford Economics.But it means now could be the best time to bag a bargain.Managing director Robert Mellor is predicting a frenzy of discounting by developers to take hold for at least another year, with prices for remaining stock in some projects to be slashed by at least 10 per cent to 15 per cent. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE Construction underway in Fortitude Valley and Brisbane City. Picture: Richard Walker.Mr Mellor said developers had since reported a notable drop-off in demand from local and foreign investors, with Queensland “taking a bit hit”.“The good news is first home buyers are taking up some of the slack,” he said.When it comes to house prices, Mr Mellor predicts modest growth of 3 per cent in Brisbane this financial year, followed by another 3 per cent in fiscal 2019.“I’m sorry to tell you you’re not about to see a boom,” he said.There has been a significant shift in demand for home loans in Queensland, with investor loans down 2.5 per cent in the state from their peak two years ago and a 17 per cent increase in demand from first home buyers in that period.last_img read more

Advice for Parents re Sex Ed in Schools

first_imgQuestion:What can you do if, for example, your child comes home from school and says that they are having to read books or watch DVD’s about ‘yucky sex stuff’, and/or promoting same-sex marriage, or groups like Rainbow Youth or Family Planning are coming to the school to do a presentation?(If you are unaware of the material that Rainbow Youth and Family Planning encourage your children to view and listen to, watch this important presentation http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0IeKSCHXs-0 )Answer:The Education Act 1989 (as quoted below) says you can withdraw your children from these sessions!Note: This doesn’t apply to integrated schools – (probably the reason you have your child in an integrated school in the first place!)Read the Legislation: EDUCATION ACT 198925A Release from tuition on religious or cultural grounds(1) A student aged 16 and above, or the parent of a student aged under 16, may ask the principal to release the student from tuition in a particular class or subject.(1A) A request under subsection (1) must be made in writing, and at least 24 hours before the start of the tuition.(1B) This section applies only to students enrolled at a State school that is not an integrated school.(2) Unless satisfied that—(a) the parent or student (as the case may be) has asked because of sincerely held religious or cultural views; and(b) the student will be adequately supervised (whether within or outside the school) during the tuition,—the principal shall not release the student.(3) Upon receiving a request from a parent under subsection (1), the principal must, before agreeing to release the student, take all reasonable steps to find out the student’s views on the matter.(4) Subject to subsection (2), the principal shall release the student from the tuition and (if the student is to be supervised outside the school) let the student leave the school during the tuition unless satisfied, in the light of—(a) the student’s age, maturity, and ability to formulate and express views; and(b) any views the student has expressed,—that it is inappropriate to do so.READ THE LEGISLATION25AA Release from tuition in specified parts of health curriculum (1) The parent of a student enrolled at any State school may ask the principal in writing to ensure that the student is excluded from tuition in specified parts of the health curriculum related to sexuality education and, on receipt of such a request, the principal must ensure that—(a) the student is excluded from the relevant tuition; and(b) the student is supervised during that tuition.(2) Nothing in subsection (1) requires a principal to ensure that a student who is to be excluded from tuition in specified parts of the health curriculum related to sexuality education is excluded at any other time while a teacher deals with a question raised by another student that relates to the specified part of the curriculum.READ THE LEGISLATION  and seek legal advice if you need further clarification.last_img read more

Greensburg Boys Track and Field Results

first_imgThe Greensburg Boys Track and Field team competed in the Joe Schott Twilight Invitational at Decatur Central High School on Friday, April 15th. Brownsburg won the 6 team invite while the Pirates came in 5th with 49 points.Sophomore Tanner Yonts had the top performance of the night wit a PR toss of 124′ 8″ in the Discus for 2nd place overall.The Pirates will be in action three times next week but Tuesday will be senior night for Michael Back, Chandler Deaton, Scott Dorsett, Ben Newhart and Devin Ruble at 5PM.Team Results. 1. Brownsburg 207;2. Decatur Central 122;3. Greenfield Central 103;4. Scecina Memorial 71;5. Greensburg 49;6. Covenant Christian 46.Individual Results (event winner and Greensburg place). 4×800.1. Covenant Christian 8:33.94;4. Greensburg 9:13.61 (Reid McClintic, Kevin Johnson, Louis Moore, Jared Hasselbring).100m.1. Toks Akinribade – Brownsburg 11.42;6. Joey Woods 12.05.110Hurdles.1. Satchel Oskins – Scecina 16.03;7. Vincent Pavey 19.22 (19.08 Prelims).200m.1. Toks Akinribade – Brownsburg 23.42;5. Joey Woods 24.64.1600m.1. Marcus Fierek – Brownsburg 4:33.36;5. Reid McClintic 4:55.21;10. Jared Hasselbring 5:04.95.4×100.1. Brownsburg 44.51;5. Greensburg 47.64 (Devin Ruble, Joey Woods, Vincent Pavey, Louis Moore).400m.1. Tyler Kirtz – Brownsburg 51.80;11. Dylan Barber 1:00.44.300m Hurdles.1. Satchel Oskins – Scecina 43.01;8. Vincent Pavey 50.14.800m.1. Devon Boone – Brownsburg 2:03.60;7. Jared Hasselbring 2:17.58;8. Michael Back 2:19.04.3200m.1. Kyle Gross – Decatur Central 9:43.17;9. Kevin Johnson 10:59.41 (PR)*;10. Reid McClintic 11:06.27.4×400.1. Brownsburg 3:34.06;6. Greensburg 3:59.07 (Michael Back, Louis Moore, Dylan Barber, Jared Hasselbring).High Jump.1. Eli Johnson – Brownsburg 6′ 5″.Pole Vault.1. Jacob Keener – Greenfield Central 12′.Long Jump.1. Braden Brown – Greenfield Central 19′ 7″;8. Joey Woods 16′ 8″.Discus.1. Devin Humes – Brownsburg 152′ 6″;2. Tanner Yonts 124′ 8″ (PR);7. Dylan Cain 97′ 10 1/2″ (PR).Shot Put.1. Devin Humes – Brownsburg 48′ 5 1/2″;4. Dylan Cain 40′ 5″;5. Tanner Yonts 38′ 10 1/2″.Courtesy of Pirates Coach Mike Myers.last_img read more