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Palm Beach County leaders say social distancing seems to be working

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first_imgAlthough the numbers have slowed down, state leaders say it is still very important to continue practicing social distancing whenever possible, and only leave your home for essential services and activities. On Tuesday, Palm Beach County leaders held a news conference for updates on the coronavirus. Leaders said they believe that social distancing within the community seems to be working.“In the next, maybe 30 days or so, we could actually see some hope at the end of the tunnel,” said Dr. Alina Alonso, the health director for the county. “At least a glimmer of a light, perhaps.”Alonso said the latest data shows that the number of new COVID-19 cases in Palm Beach County has started to slowly come down.last_img read more

Boston Marathon field of 30,000 will include a dozen local runners

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first_imgBOSTON — Twelve Hancock County runners will be among the field of 30,000 expected to compete Monday in the 119th annual Boston Marathon.The field for last year’s marathon was 36,000, the second largest ever, as the worldwide running community rallied in solidarity a year after two brothers set off explosions near the finish line in downtown Boston, killing three people and injuring more than 260 others.The Boston Athletic Association, which establishes the field size, set the 2015 number at 30,000, the third largest in the event’s history.From 2009 to 2013, the field size was 27,000. The centennial Boston Marathon in 1996 had the largest field ever at 38,708.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textImproved public safety measures were put into place last year by Boston officials, especially along the final two miles of the race.More uniformed and undercover officers are now deployed along the route, and more than 100 cameras and 50 observation points are used to monitor the crowd, which reaches upward of a million spectators.At Monday’s race start in Hopkinton, those making the 26-mile run will be grouped into four waves, with departure times at 10, 10:25, 11 and 11:25 a.m.Local runners competing in this year’s marathon include Gary Allen, 58, of Cranberry Isles; Lori Bartlett, 46, of Bar Harbor; Robin L. Clarke, 45 of Ellsworth; Matt Homich, 26, of Ellsworth; Warren W. Hughes, 46, of Ellsworth; Britt L. Hulbert-Sosa, 45, of Bar Harbor; Aaron Long, 35, of Bar Harbor; James Newett, 57, of Ellsworth; Andrew T. Toemann, 57, of Ellsworth; Timothy Tunney, 40, of Ellsworth; Lisa A. Tweedie, 52, of Bar Harbor; and Jennifer L. Vandongen, 37, of Bar Harbor. Hugh BowdenExecutive EditorHugh writes editorials, covers Hancock County sports and helps out where needed in The American’s editorial department. When he’s not on the sidelines, he enjoys playing jazz and tennis. hbowden@ellsworthamerican.com Like he did in the ’60s, Noel Paul Stookey sings out in troubling times – December 27, 2017 Latest Posts Latest posts by Hugh Bowden (see all)center_img Bio GSA surges in 4th to win Northern Maine title – February 26, 2017 Is this the kind of government we deserve? – July 10, 2017last_img read more

AP source: Red Sox agree to trade 2018 AL MVP Mookie Betts and pitcher David Price to Dodgers in blockbuster deal

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first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditBOSTON (AP) — AP source: Red Sox agree to trade 2018 AL MVP Mookie Betts and pitcher David Price to Dodgers in blockbuster deal. Associated Press February 4, 2020center_img AP source: Red Sox agree to trade 2018 AL MVP Mookie Betts and pitcher David Price to Dodgers in blockbuster deallast_img

Baseball rallies in 12th inning to beat Pepperdine

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first_imgAfter losing their first weekend series of the season, No. 10 USC (27-9) battled the Pepperdine Waves (20-18) yesterday to eventually come away with a 2-0 victory after 11 innings of scoreless baseball.Junior pitcher Kyle Davis             (1-0, 5.11 ERA), who has struggled this season after having a stellar sophomore year with a 1.12 ERA, went two innings before being replaced by junior Bernardo Flores in the bottom of the third inning. Flores managed to keep the Pepperdine offensive in check with six strikeouts and four innings pitched as well as prevented any serious scoring threats.Much of the Trojan offense was characterized by hard-hit balls launched directly toward fielders that stranded base runners, such as during the top of the fifth inning when senior Dante Flores scorched one up the middle that was caught during an outstanding dive and toss by Pepperdine’s Manny Jefferson to get the third out at second base.After a commendable job on the mound, Bernardo was replaced by junior Tyler Gilbert in the bottom of the seventh inning to retire the side.During the top of the ninth, Jeremy Martinez led off with a double off the wall in deep right-center to bring up Robinson, who laid down the sacrifice bunt to advance Martinez to third with one out. After an intentional walk to Dante Flores, pinch runner for Martinez, sophomore Corey Dempster, was thrown out at home to make the third out. Junior David Oppenheim then struck out to end the inning, stranding two runners.The Trojans again missed an opportunity to advance runners in scoring position during the top of the ninth. Freshman Adalberto Carrillo lead off the inning with a chop single to the Waves’ shortstop.Junior Marc Huberman entered the game for the Trojans during the bottom of 10th inning. After getting into some trouble with a wild pitch advancing runners to second and third, Huberman managed a huge strikeout to strand the runners and enter to the top of the eleventh.The Trojan offense finally came to life during the top of the twelfth inning, starting with a lead off double by Carrillo and subsequent key bunt by Reggie Southall to put runners on the corners with no outs. After a catcher’s interference call, red shirted junior Bobby Stahel moved to first to load the bases.After two quick outs, Timmy Robinson approached the plate with two down and the bases still loaded before hitting the essential single into shallow left center, bringing home both Carrillo and Stahel to put the Trojans up 2-0.Huberman then took care of business during the top of the 12th, retiring the side and securing the 2-0 victory for USC after a slow offensive showing by both teams.Hubbs feels that lethargy and overall lack of energy primarily lead to his team’s less-than-impressive offensive showing.“We have to find the pitches that are ours to hit, and we were lethargic today in that respect,” Hubbs said. “We need to get our swings off when we get our pitch as opposed to swinging as we hit the ball forward. I think as the game went on, we had had better at bats. I think the biggest thing we have to do is play with more energy and play a cleaner game. Luckily our pitchers were able to mix pitches in and move the ball in and out. All four kids pitched really well today, which we obviously needed considering we didn’t score until the 12th.”Despite the Trojans’ struggle during the beginning of the game, Hubbs feels pulling out a win during an extra-innings game on the road attests to the tenacity and conviction of his team.“I think this win shows a lot about the kids’ mentality and that they’ll grind things out and be relentless as we always talk about,” Hubbs said. “We’ve been through extra innings before. We beat Washington after 15 innings a few weeks ago, so the guys know they can mentally push through long games and grind it out to come away with the game.”This weekend, the Trojans will host the University of Oregon Ducks (21-16 overall, 4-8 in the Pac-12, 9-7 away) for the first time this season.To win this weekend, Hubbs stressed the importance of coming out strong and carefully selecting pitches.“The biggest thing we have to do this weekend is come with more energy and play an overall cleaner game,” Hubbs said. “We won’t have long practices in these next few days, but really targeted practices focused on pitching selections and base runners. My main message for the team is we have to be able to start strong at the beginning of every weekend, every game in order to win and if we can do that, we’ll be in good shape to win.”last_img read more

Syracuse safety Andre Cisco named preseason All-American

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first_img Published on August 25, 2020 at 3:35 pm Contact Adam: adhillma@syr.edu | @_adamhillman Facebook Twitter Google+ The Daily Orange is a nonprofit newsroom that receives no funding from Syracuse University. Consider donating today to support our mission.The Associated Press named Andre Cisco a preseason first team All-American on Tuesday. Cisco is SU’s lone preseason All-American selection. The junior safety is the active FBS leader in interceptions (12) and second in passes defended per game (1.27), behind Stanford’s senior corner Paulson Adebo. Entering the season as a two-year starter at safety and a member of the team’s leadership council, Cisco is a top 2021 NFL draft prospect. He was an All-ACC Second Team selection in 2019 and the ACC Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2018. Even though he missed three games in 2019, he still led the ACC in interceptions in both years.Cisco also led the NCAA in interceptions during his freshman campaign, en route to earning AP Third Team All-American honors. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFor the first time in Cisco’s career, Syracuse has a new defensive coordinator, Tony White. White took over earlier this year and implemented his 3-3-5 defense. Cisco is expected to play the same role as a free safety, utilizing his talent to create turnovers and stop receivers across the middle. “We’ve been meeting all quarantine so we’ve had the opportunity to walk through stuff with the team, with coaches and without coaches,” Cisco said. “I think everyone is getting a grasp of what we would’ve gotten a grasp of during spring ball now.”center_img Commentslast_img read more

Kawhi Leonard, Lou Williams lead Clippers past Pelicans

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first_img Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum Favors made his first seven shots and had 15 of his points in the opening 24 minutes, when the Pelicans shot 63.6%, including 11-of-21 shooting from 3-point range.Related Articles Montrezl Harrell scored 24 points for the Clippers (30-13), who trailed by 10 in the final seconds of the third quarter, but turned a steal into two free throws and then opened the fourth with an 8-0 run to tie it at 110.After shooting 58.5% (38 of 65) in the first three quarters, the Pelicans (16-27) made just 8 of 21 shots in the fourth as the game slipped away from them.Lonzo Ball had 18 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds for the Pelicans, who were seeking their 11th victory in 15 games despite the recent absence of guard Jrue Holiday, who has missed seven games with an elbow injury.Derrick Favors had 22 points and 11 rebounds for New Orleans, while Brandon Ingram had 21 points and Redick scored 19.The teams combined for 152 points in a fast-paced first half, during which New Orleans tied a franchise record with 80 points. What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 NEW ORLEANS — Kawhi Leonard scored 39 points and the Los Angeles Clippers rallied to beat the New Orleans Pelicans 133-130 on Saturday.Lou Williams scored 14 of his 32 points during a dominant fourth quarter for Los Angeles, which outscored the Pelicans 31-20 in the final 12 minutes.Williams’ 3-pointer with 31.6 seconds left, after Patrick Beverley had rebounded Leonard’s miss, gave the Clippers a 133-127 lead and sent numerous fans toward the exits.But JJ Redick hit a quick 3, and after Leonard ran down the shot clock and missed a 3, New Orleans had 2.4 seconds to attempt a tying 3 that Redick missed off the back rim. Ball hit three 3s in the first half, his last giving the Pelicans an 80-72 lead that stood at halftime.Leonard has scored at least 30 points in each of his last five games. The Clippers, who were without Paul George (left hamstring) for a fifth straight game, scored 24 points off 21 Pelicans turnovers to improve to 11-9 on the road.The Pelicans also missed 13 of 36 free throws.center_img For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory Clippers’ Paul George: ‘If I make shots, this series could be a little different’ Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Game 4 photos: Luka Doncic, Mavs shock Clippers in overtime last_img read more

Canine Graduate Joins Sheriff Department

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first_img“It’s an honor to welcome this highly trained K-9 team to our unit,” Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden said in a released statement. This team, Golden continued, “will prove to be a great asset to Monmouth County and local police departments when it comes to bolstering homeland security capabilities, by playing a vital role in protecting our country against criminal and terroristic threats.”The sheriff ’s office K-9 unit currently has seven handlers and eight K-9 members, making up the unit’s two explosives/patrol teams, three narcotics/patrol teams, one explosives team, one tracking team and one narcotics team, according to the office.The unit is called upon to assist local police departments with narcotics and explosive detection and criminal and missing persons searches. The unit in 2015 responded to 109 explosives calls, 212 tracking and 256 narcotics calls. In addition, the unit presented 147 K-9 demonstrations for last year. The State Police established its Canine Unit in 1987, as part of the department’s Investigation Section. In 2004 the unit was re-assigned to the State Police’s Special Operations Section within its Homeland Security Branch.The State Police’s Canine Unit presently has 24 teams. They’re regularly assigned to assist federal, state, county and local law enforcement agencies on an as-needed basis.Along with those responsibilities, the state teams are responsible for enhancing the security at the Statehouse Complex, Trenton, and are assigned to the New Jersey Turnpike and Atlantic City Airport. During their time at the academy, the duo was among 22 teams to complete training and graduate, having met the state Office of Attorney General’s guidelines for the program.The teams participated in areas such as tracking scent and patrol, narcotics detection, explosives detection and fire patrol. As part of their training the teams were on State Police boats at Liberty State Park, Jersey City, and utilized vacant buildings and lots.The two-legged team members were instructed at the academy on criminal case law, crime scene preservation, basic canine obedience, agility and environmental training as well as working with their four-legged partners on socialization with crowds.center_img By John BurtonFREEHOLD – Another partnering of officer and man’s best friend recently arrived at the Monmouth County Sheriff ’s Office.Sheriff ’s Officer Ralph Irizzary and his K-9 team member, Fuze, a two-year-old German shepherd, in June graduated from the New Jersey State Police Canine Training Academy, Hamilton.Irizzary and Fuze completed the 33-week course that involved intensive training in such areas as explosive detection and patrol.Irizzary and Fuze will be part of the office’s explosives detection team, where they will specialize in response when dealing with potentially dangerous situations, according to the Sheriff ’s Office.“I’m grateful to the Monmouth County Sheriff ’s Office for providing Fuze and me with this great opportunity,” to be part of this team, said Irizzary in a released statement.last_img read more

Despite Columbian’s frustrating losses, Akeem Wright wants to return to PBA

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first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil PBA: Meralco jolts Magnolia, keeps playoff hopes alive Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES This miserable standing, however, hasn’t stopped import Akeem Wright from wanting to return to the PBA for another go aroundWright said he’d be happy to return to the Philippines be it with Columbian or any other team that wants him.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“The losing has been frustrating, but overall my experience has been great,” said Wright after the Dyip’s 100-84 win over playoff hopeful Rain or Shine on Friday. “Just the way you guys have been with the media coverage, how all the fans love the basketball over here.”“Everyone’s been so nice to me. My experience has been great. If Columbian would want me back, I would love to come back, if not maybe another team. We’ll see but I would love to come back.” Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum View comments ANTIPOLO—Even with its first victory in the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup, Columbian has no chance anymore of entering the quarterfinals.ADVERTISEMENT Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener PLAY LIST 01:14Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Wright, who had 23 points and 12 rebounds against the Elasto Painters, averaged 22.1 points, 12.1 rebounds, and 5.9 assists in the 10 games with the Dyip.He expects his local teammates to make a run once the Philippine Cup starts in the new season.“For those guys moving forward for the All-Filipino, they have a lot of things that they can be happy about,” said Wright. “They play well and they just have to learn to play well for four quarters.”ADVERTISEMENT Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA titlelast_img read more

Belinda Bencic beats Petra Kvitova to win Dubai Championship

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first_imgCarpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES Switzerland’s Belinda Bencic kisses her trophy after defeating Czech Republic’s Petra Kvitova during their final match of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Unseeded Swiss player Belinda Bencic pulled off another upset to win her first WTA title in three-and-a-half years, beating Petra Kvitova 6-3, 1-6, 6-2 Saturday in the final of the Dubai Championships.The 45th-ranked Bencic has struggled with injuries in recent years but finally seems to be back to her best, following up wins against second-ranked Simona Halep and two-time defending champion Elina Svitolina by outlasting Kvitova.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. She was on the front foot from the start against the two-time Wimbledon champion, breaking her opponent straight away and jumping out to a 4-1 lead. Kvitova’s serve improved in the second set, though, and the Czech player also broke Bencic three times to level the match.But Bencic got the first break of the decider to go up 2-1 and then broke again for a 5-2 lead before serving out the match,Kvitova beat Bencic on route to the Australian Open final this year, but said her inconsistent serve let her down this time.“I think definitely I served much, much better in Melbourne than here,” Kvitova said. “The whole tournament I was pretty (much) fighting with my serve. It wasn’t really great. I played a lot from the second serve.”ADVERTISEMENT Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Birthday boy D’Angelo Russell has 40 points to lift Nets over Hornets Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief “It’s incredible. I mean, I still cannot believe it,” said the 21-year-old Bencic, who also saved six match points against No. 9 Aryna Sabalenka in the second round. “So many times I was close to defeat. It’s unbelievable that I ended up winning this.”Bencic had not won a title since the Rogers Cup in Toronto in 2015. Back then, she was still a teenager and viewed as one of the top talents on the WTA Tour, breaking into the top 10 in the rankings. But injuries, including wrist surgery, have held her back until now.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsAnd after four straight wins against top-10 ranked players this week, it could be just a matter of time until she’s back on that list as well.“Of course they are very high-quality players, all of them,” Bencic said. “I’m so happy about the consistency that I could back up my wins. After playing a tough match, I could mentally win another one. It’s very difficult.” Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? View commentslast_img read more

Brainstorming Liberia’s Post-Ebola Economic Recovery

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first_imgStakeholders from every sector of the Liberian economy have begun to brainstorm on how to confront economic challenges that arise as ripple effects of the Ebola crisis.These stakeholders from the private, governmental and non-governmental sectors met at a two-day conference recently to develop solutions for post Ebola economic recovery.The two-day gathering was organized by Amin Modad, proprietor of the Bella Cassa Hotel in Sinkor and the Consortium of Concerned Businesses in Liberia,  in collaboration with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), World Bank, National Investment Commission (NIC) and the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.Mr. Henrique Caine, Executive Director of Fortress Liberia Ltd., who spoke at the event, said that the outbreak of the Ebola virus has led to increase in the cost of shipping to the Mano River Union countries, which three of its four members are the hardest hit of the disease. The three countries are Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.Fortress Liberia Ltd. is a major importer and distributor of cement in Liberia with headquarters in Hong Kong, and operations in Liberia, Ghana, Cameroon, D. R. Congo, UAE, and New York, USA.Fortress was instrumental as the supplier to a local importer that broke a cement monopoly in Liberia that existed for over four decades.According to him, one of the major problems importers are facing, as a result of this crisis, is the astronomical increment in insurance premiums and costs due to restrictions impacting shipping routes and other normal shipping logistics.To offset this increase relating to insurance premiums, according to Mr. Caine, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) in partnership with the insurance sector (the 18 local insurance companies actually approved by the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) under its new capital reserve standards) should jointly establish a 50-50 gap insurance fund to provide additional coverage at a lower cost to importers.He said that the existing regulation, (although not currently enforced by GOL) requires that a percentage of marine insurance on imported cargo be provided by the local insurance industry. “Imagine what this would mean for this sector if this was enforced!“More important,” Caine continued, “the local insurance underwriters have clearer understanding of the situation on the ground and are better able to assess the true risks from Ebola as opposed to some insurance company sitting in London.”He, however, maintained that the IFC working with the insurance industry can make this happen and help lower costs on imports.“I was asked to sit on a panel and advance my own ideas for post-Ebola economic recovery. Other presenters were asked to advance their own ideas in other key sectors and they did. I suggested the following regarding the trade sector — one short term, medium term solution.”Speaking further on the medium term, Caine said in order to enhance an enabling environment for trade, both import and export, the private sector through established reputable institutions and in full equity partnership with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) should explore financing of two industrial parks equipped with warehousing logistics, trucking, lift equipment, to foster trade and economic growth in Liberia.These are well established joint venture (JV) models to consider in making this happen with the IFC, he said.According to him, one industrial park should be in the vicinity of the Bushrod Island near the Freeport and the other in Buchannan, near the port.“The IFC has already co-drafted legislation in support of economic/empowerment trade zones, so this idea is very much in tune with their own strategic outlook for broad economic growth,” Mr. Caine disclosed.“Note, I am not suggesting a reliance on the GOL which is already cash strapped due to decreased revenues, but advocating for public and private partnerships with the IFC, since they actually have the money to make this happen,” he concluded.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more