Scoreboard roundup — 5/7/18

first_imgMay 8, 2018 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 5/7/18 Written by Beau Lundcenter_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from yesterday’s sports events:INTERLEAGUEFinal  Minnesota   6  St. Louis   0AMERICAN LEAGUEFinal  Texas     7  Detroit   6Final  Houston  16  Oakland   2NATIONAL LEAGUEFinal  Philadelphia  11  San Francisco   0Final  N-Y Mets       7  Cincinnati      6Final  Chi Cubs      14  Miami           2Final  Washington     8  San Diego       5NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFSFinal  Philadelphia  103  Boston    92Final  Cleveland     128  Toronto   93Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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U.S. Southern Command strengthens relationship in Trinidad and Tobago

first_imgBy Dialogo October 07, 2013 For the second year in a row, the U.S. Southern Command’s Deputy J5 and members of the Political Military Affairs Caribbean Branch visited Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, from September 17-19 to meet with key leaders and planning staff from the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (IMPACS) to foster greater collaboration and synchronization between both allies. The coordination visit focused, not only on current and long term Caribbean security cooperation planning between SOUTHCOM and CARICOM, but also on fostering discussion, collaboration, and joint planning on a number of events, strategies, initiatives, exercises and programs taking place or being developed in 2014. One of these is the CARICOM Caribbean Counter Illicit Trafficking Strategy (CCITS), a strategy involving the development of a joint, regional strategy to disrupt transnational organized crime networks that include the illicit trafficking of drugs, humans and weapons in the waters of the Caribbean. The framework for CCITS was discussed as a concept in last year’s Caribbean Nations Security Conference (CANSEC), but has now been developed and received the commitment of the 15 Caribbean nations to be fully implemented. The goal for CARICOM IMPACS is to have the proclamation officially announced at the 2014 edition of CANSEC scheduled for the last week of January 2014 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic . The Caribbean Basin Security Initiative (CBSI) is another program discussed during the coordination visit. Designed by the United States to ensure citizen safety and security throughout the hemisphere, it brings all members of CARICOM as well as the Dominican Republic together to collaborate jointly on regional security with the United States as a partner of choice. Interagency and international coordination to fully implement the initiative is ongoing through new forums that are being identified and activated. Mr Francis A. Forbes, IMPACS executive director, also confirmed their participation in Tradewinds 2014, a SOUTHCOM-sponsored annual exercise crafted to provide Caribbean nations training for the security requirements required for major events. The agency made a commitment to leveraging various CARICOM forums essential to achieve full implementation of the Cooperative Situational Information Integration system, or CSII, a web-based information exchange platform that uses state-of-the-art technology to make multinational cooperation faster, easier and more seamless for participating nations in the fight against trafficking and transnational organized crime. For their part, SOUTHCOM noted that IMPACS has grown significantly stronger and more stable in the last year, since instituting permanent leadership and receiving full endorsement of their core regional security missions and their proposed Regional Crime and Security Strategy by CARICOM’s political leaders. “IMPACS remains a strong partner for strengthening and expanding multi-lateral regional security cooperation in the Caribbean because it has a significant ability and potential to coordinate and gain military and political consensus from CARICOM member states on regional security issues,” said Steven Klingel, Caribbean Desk Officer at SOUTHCOM’s Political-Military Affairs Division. Following the success of the September visit, both parties committed to holding biannual coordination meetings from now on.last_img read more

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Roosevelt Man Charged With Attempted Murder of Wife

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A New York City corrections officer accused of shooting his wife in the face during an argument at their Roosevelt home last month has been indicted on upgraded charges, prosecutors said.Brian Martin pleaded not guilty at Nassau County court Tuesday to second-degree attempted murder, criminal obstruction of breathing and menacing. The 36-year-old was initially arrested on charges of assault and criminal use of a firearm.Authorities have said Martin shot his wife when an argument escalated at their house on William Street on Dec. 21. Both he and his wife reportedly work at Riker’s Island.Judge Helene Gugerty set bail for Martin at $350,000 bond or $150,000 cash. He is due back in court Feb. 27 and faces up to 30 years in prison, if convicted.last_img read more

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Tax bill heads to president; CU exemption safe

first_img 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr The House yesterday passed the updated conference report for the Republican tax reform bill, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Keeping the credit union tax exemption intact, the bill now heads to the president’s desk for his signature.“This accomplishment to preserve the credit union tax exemption could not have been achieved without credit unions reaching out to their members of Congress and without the support of our many champions in the House and Senate,” said NAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger. “NAFCU has prioritized preserving the credit union tax exemption for years, successfully keeping credit unions top of mind at a time on Capitol Hill when there are so many competing interests.“NAFCU and our member credit unions sincerely appreciate the willingness of the Trump administration, Treasury Secretary [Steven] Mnuchin, Chairman [Orrin] Hatch, Chairman [Kevin] Brady and members of Congress to meet with us and hear our concerns throughout this process. With the industry’s tax exemption untouched, credit unions will be able to continue serving their communities and remain a key player in the financial services arena.” continue reading »last_img read more

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Expense is part of the service

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US Open: Thiem beats Zverev to win first Grand Slam title

first_imgDominic Thiem produced a historic comeback to beat Alexander Zverev in a nervy five-setter and win the US Open on Sunday for his first Grand Slam title. The second seeded Austrian beat the fifth seed 2-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 (8⁄6) in 4hr 2min inside a near-empty Arthur Ashe Stadium. It marked the first time in the US Open’s Open era history that a player had recovered from losing the opening two sets to win the title. It was also the first time the final had been settled by a tie-break. “I wish we could have two winners today. I think we both deserved it,” said Thiem. The title is the 27-year-old Thiem’s maiden Grand Slam trophy after three previous defeats in finals of tennis majors. Thiem was runner-up at the Australian Open earlier this year and also lost in the last-two showdowns at the French Open in 2018 and 2019. He also becomes the first new Grand Slam champion since Croatian Marin Cilic won at Flushing Meadows in 2014. Thiem is also the first Grand Slam champion other than Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal or Roger Federer since Switzerland’s Stan Wawrinka won the third of his majors at the 2016 US Open. “I achieved a life goal, a dream of myself, which I had for many, many years,” said Thiem. But he could not hold and soon Thiem found himself 6-5 ahead. He took a medical timeout before it was his turn to serve for the championship. However, like Zverev moments earlier, Thiem failed to clinch the match and it went to a tie-break. He found himself 5-3 up after two double faults by Zverev but Thiem, by now exhausted and limping, blew two championship points. He won the title and the winner’s cheque of $3 million on his third after Zverev hit a backhand wide. Thiem collapsed to the ground with his head in his hands before the pair, who are close friends, embraced on the court. “It was a tough battle,” said Zverev, who burst into tears during his runner-up speech. “I wish you would have missed a little bit more so I could have hold that trophy up,” he added. Zverev said losing in a tie-break after being two sets and a break up “is not easy,” but said his time would come. “I don’t think it’s my last chance. I do believe that I will be a Grand Slam champion at some point,” he told reporters. The match was watched by just a few dozen people, mostly officials, journalists and event staff after the coronavirus pandemic forced the tournament to be held behind closed doors. It was a scrappy, timid affair, with both players desperate to win their first Slams. Dominic Thiem of Austria shakes hands with Alexander Zverev of Germany after the 2020 US Open final Loading… Read Also: Barcelona players vote Messi to continue as captain Zverev smashed 15 aces compared to Thiem’s two. But the German also hit 15 double faults, with Thiem hitting eight. Zverev hit more winners 52 to 43, but also more unforced errors, with 65 to 55. This year’s field at the Billie Jean King US National Tennis Center in New York was depleted by the absence of Swiss legend Federer and defending champion Nadal. The tournament was also blown wide open by the disqualification of world number one and heavy favourite Djokovic in the last 16 for hitting a line judge with the ball. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Dominic Thiem of Austria lays down in celebration after winning the 2020 US Open Zverev, 23, smashed four aces and 16 winners in the first set as he displayed an impressive serve and volley game to take a 1-0 lead in just 30 minutes. The German was helped by some sloppy serving from Thiem, who hit three double faults as he was broken twice, in games three and seven. In set two, Zverev wasted three set points while 5-1 up but held on to take a 2-0 lead on his fifth set point. The tide was beginning to turn though as Zverev’s play became increasingly cagey as his suspect second serve got slower and his forehand, another weakness, became more defensive. – ‘Tough battle’ – After Thiem took set four, Zverev found himself serving for the championship at 5-3 in the fifth set. Alexander Zverev of Germany during his runner-up speech at the 2020 US Open Promoted Content7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better10 Stargazing Locations To ‘Connect With Nature’Why Go Veg? 7 Reasons To Do ThisBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits EarthThese TV Characters Proved That Any 2 People Can Bury The Hatchet7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayThere’s Only 1 Such A Coin In The World Left In Private HandsIs This The Most Delicious Food In The World?These TV Characters Left The Show And It Just Got Betterlast_img read more

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First confirmed case of COVID-19 in Iowa prison system

first_imgCORALVILLE — Officials say an inmate who arrived at the state prison intake center last Thursday is the first state prisoner to have a confirmed case of coronavirus.An Iowa Department of Corrections news release indicates the man is under the age of 41 and was transferred into the state prison system from Henry County on a drug conviction. All inmates are being placed in quarantine when they arrive at the Iowa Medical and Classification Center. This inmate soon began showing COVID-19 symptoms, he was tested and by Saturday night he was described in “stable” condition.Contact tracing is underway to determine which staff and other prisoners may have been around the inmate, who is now in isolation and monitored by staff around the clock.A correctional officer at the same facility in Coralville got sick at work on April 8th later tested positive for COVID-19, Last weekend, officials said the employee is recovering in self-isolation at home.last_img read more

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Beckham set to launch long-sought Miami MLS club

first_imgThe Miami Fusion, which made their debut in the 1998 MLS season, played for four seasons before being cut from the league after the 2001 campaign amid low ticket sales and the lowest revenues of any team in the competition.Beckham, 42, retired in 2013 after a 20-year career that saw him win league crowns with Manchester United in England, Real Madrid in Spain, the Galaxy in North America and Paris Saint-Germain in his farewell matches.He also played for England from 1996 to 2009, winning 115 caps.His five-year stint in MLS with the Galaxy boosted football’s profile in North America and contributed to the steady growth in attendances across the MLS.We are @Southern_Legion pic.twitter.com/t2QLjf1Mkp— MLS in MIAMI (@Miami_MLS) January 7, 2016When Beckham arrived in 2007, average attendances through the league were 16,770; when he ended his five-year stint they had increased to 18,807 per game. By 2017, that number had increased to 22,113.Beckham’s move to MLS was also followed by several high-profile European stars nearing the end of their careers.England teammates Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard both later moved to MLS, along with Italy’s Andrea Pirlo and Spanish striker David Villa.Announcing plans for his Miami team four years ago, Beckham said he had already identified players who he hoped to lure to Florida.“It would be disrespectful for me to say what players I want in the team. But we have a list of players,” Beckham said in 2014.“I’ve been fortunate to play with some of the best players in the world and some of them are calling me up to ask me when Miami is happening.”Share on: WhatsApp Miami, United States | AFP | Former England captain David Beckham will unveil his long-sought Major League Soccer expansion team at a Monday news conference in Miami, bringing a conclusion to a turmoil-filled four-year quest.MLS announced Friday it will “make a major announcement regarding the future of soccer in Miami” on Monday, inviting ticketed members of the public to what is expected to be the announcement of a 25th league [email protected] Don’t let Beckham and the fans down. pic.twitter.com/m80dQgmS3w— MLS in MIAMI (@Miami_MLS) January 9, 2016The team is expected to begin MLS play in 2020 at a 25,000-seat stadium to be built in Miami’s Overtown neighborhood.Just over 11 years after announcing he would leave Real Madrid for the MLS Los Angeles Galaxy in a deal that included the chance to purchase an expansion team at a reduced rate, Beckham will make good on plans he first announced in February 2014.Several failed stadium sites delayed his consortium’s efforts, other MLS teams making their debuts while Beckham struggled to get his off the ground, unable to find an agreeable place for a specially built venue.The group edged closer to success last year after securing a land deal for a proposed stadium project, waterfront sites and others near the Miami Marlins baseball stadium and NBA Miami Heat arena having earlier fallen though.MLS Commissioner Don Garber said last month the Miami franchise project was “the most complicated situation in any market that we’ve experienced” because of the Miami area political structure and fast-changing real estate environment.One of the stadium proposals for David Beckham’s MLS team in Miami. Make it happen, this stadium is world class. pic.twitter.com/TUQl2Cxs6q— ️ (@Total_MLS_) January 7, 2016Launch of the new Beckham-backed team will mark the second attempt to start a Miami-based MLS franchise.last_img read more

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Singles sweep sees England Boys through to semi-finals

first_img England Boy’s secured their place in the semi-finals of the European Boy’s Team Championship with a victory over Ireland today.The morning foursomes were both close games with Lincolnshire’s Ashton Turner and Sussex’s Marco Penge losing out on the last hole.But at the end of the morning the scores were even as Hampshire’s Jack Singh Brar and Bradley Moore from Derbyshire (image copyright Tom Ward Photography),  took their Irish opponents to the 19th hole before securing the win.The afternoon singles turned out to be a clean sweep for the England team and it began with a convincing 5&3 win by Cumbria’s Adam Chapman who was first out.The reigning English Amateur Champion Harry Ellis, also from Hampshire, secured the next game with Moore gaining the important fourth point that would take the team through to the semi-finals with a 3&1 win.Penge again demonstrated confident golf in his 4&3 win and the successful afternoon concluded with a 2&1 victory for Turner.England will face Norway in the semi-finals, who beat Scotland today. The other semi-final match will be contended by Italy and France. 11 Jul 2013 Singles sweep sees England Boys through to semi-finals last_img read more

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Wade can only watch as DeJuan Blair, Spurs beat Heat

first_imgMAKING AN IMPACT—Spurs’ rookie Dejuan Blair shoots as Miami’s Anthony Tolliver, (35) and Shavlik Randolph, (42) defend during preseason basketball action in Miami, Oct. 11. MIAMI (AP)—San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich quickly pointed out that former Pitt and Schenley star DeJuan Blair only had one defensive rebound Sunday night.“Not good enough,” Popovich said, barely keeping a straight face. So far, Blair is showing the Spurs—and probably the rest of the NBA—that he’s certainly good enough. The rookie scored 28 points on 11 of 13 shooting, 15 of those points coming in the final 7 minutes, and the Spurs erased an 11-point deficit entering the fourth quarter to beat the Miami Heat 95-93 in a preseason game. “He’s a real mobile, agile player, even though he’s got the girth that he has,” Popovich said of the 6-foot-7, 265-pound Blair, who’s noticeably slimmer than he was playing college ball at Pittsburgh. “It’s a heck of a gift.”The Heat were without several regulars, including reigning NBA scoring champion Dwyane Wade.Blair’s steal and layup with 3 minutes left helped the Spurs take control, and further illustrated why he’s looked like the steal of the NBA draft so far in preseason. The 37th overall pick last June had 16 points and 19 rebounds in San Antonio’s only other preseason game so far.“It’s just hard work and my teammates trusting in me and just trying to adjust to the system,” Blair said. “I’m not showing it, but it’s problems for me. Adjusting to the system is kind of hard, but I’m getting it.”As Blair got dressed after the game, guard Keith Bogans was at the next locker, having a sandwich and some Doritos. Blair lamented that neither of those are among his culinary choices these days, as he tries to slim further down.It’s paying off.“He’s a character guy. He’s a quality guy,” Popovich said. “He’s a hard worker and obviously, he has a passion for the game.”last_img read more

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