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Palm Beach County Clerk & Comptroller closing early ahead of planned protests

first_imgThe Palm Beach County Clerk & Comptroller will close its offices in downtown West Palm Beach early Tuesday due to planned protests.Kathy Burstein, a spokeswoman for the office, said the locations at the main courthouse and governmental center will close at 2:30 p.m.Branch offices in Belle Glade, Delray Beach, Palm Beach Gardens and Royal Palm Beach will remain open until 4 p.m.A Black Lives Matter protest is planned for 3 p.m. on Clematis Street, according to social media posts.last_img

7Up CEO Backs Marathon Culture in Lagos

first_imgManaging Director of Seven-Up Bottling Company Plc, Mr. Sunil Sawhney, has congratulated the winners in the male and female categories as well as Team 7Up for putting up an excellent performance at the Lagos City Marathon which held last weekend in Lagos.Mr. Sawhney said that though 7Up and Aquafina premium table water were official beverage and water respectively of the Lagos City Marathon, his organisation identifies with the Lagos Mega City project hence it is partnering the Lagos State Government to realise this objective.“All over the world big cities have one major annual marathon event: London, New York, Berlin, Tokyo, Dubai to mention a few. The Lagos City Marathon will project Lagos on the global map and ensure that the mega city status is achieved in a very short period,” said the Seven-Up Bottling Company helmsman. Head of Marketing, Seven-Up Bottling Company Plc, Mr. Norden Thurston, said 7Up and Aquafina premium table water are lifestyle brands as they give energy to the consumer, provide refreshment and inspire a youthful lifestyle.“This is the synergy between our brands and the Lagos City Marathon as we partner Lagos State Government to ensure that Lagosians cultivate a youthful lifestyle through physical and leisure activities like the marathon.”7Up and Aquafina premium table provided the necessary tonic for great performance by the athletes as they took to the 42.5 km race last Saturday morning.From the starting point at National Stadium Surulere, Lagos to the Finish Line at the Eko Atlantic City on Victoria Island, there were over 20 water points and 10 refreshment booths to refresh the runners.Abraham Kiptum of Kenya retained the title he won last year with a cash prize of $50,000. He was followed by his compatriots Ronny Kipkoech Kiboss ($40,000) while Kiprotich Kiroi won the third position. He also won $30,000 for his effort.In the female category, it was also an all Kenya affair with Tanui Rodah, Fridah Lodepa and Alice Timnilil winning the first, second and third positions respectively.Among Nigerian runners, Philibus Sharubutu and Olude Fadekemi won in the male and female categories respectively and were rewarded with N1million cash prize each.The 10km Wheel Chair Marathon was won by Hannah Babalola and Sefiu Adewale in the female and male categories and were rewarded with N1m cash prize each.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Nadal: Murray Taking Right Decision to Retire

first_imgAndy Murray’s impending retirement was a decision he had to take because he is “suffering”, says long-time rival Rafael Nadal.The 31-year-old Briton announced on Friday that he will quit this year, and this week’s Australian Open could be the final tournament of his career.“When you are going on court without a clear goal because you cannot move well and you have pain, then it is the time to take a decision,” Nadal said. Andy-Murray Nadal, 32, knows more than most players what it is like to battle injury having had a catalogue of serious problems over the years, with his knees and wrists in particular.But the Spaniard, a 17-time Grand Slam singles champion, says he has never “arrived” at the point of feeling he had to quit the sport.“I always had the feeling that we’ll fix it,” said the world number two, who begins his Australian Open campaign against home wildcard James Duckworth tomorrow.“But, of course, there are periods of time that you don’t see the light. It is tough.“I know it is hard mentally. It is tough when you have one thing, then another thing.“Andy has probably been fighting to keep going for a long time. If he doesn’t feel that the injury can become better, he has probably done the right thing for his mental health.”Scotland’s Murray first met Nadal, who has won 17 Grand Slam titles, when they were teenagers and played against each other at junior tournaments. The pair have met 24 times as seniors, with the Majorcan winning 17 of the contests.“I always had good relationship with him,” said Nadal. “We shared moments in my academy. We shared courts in the most important stadiums in the world, competing for the most important things. That’s impossible to forget.“So all the best to him. We will miss him. But today is him. Tomorrow another one. We are not 20 any more. Our generation, everyone is more than 30 – these kind of things happen.“He will be a very important loss for us, for the world of tennis, for the tour, for the fans. But that’s life. It seems like he had not a very long career because today players are playing that long. But he’s 31 – 10 years ago, if he retired at 31, we would say he had a great and very long career.”RESULTS & FIXTURESWest Ham 1 – 0 ArsenalBrighton 0 – 1 LiverpoolBurnley 2 – 1 FulhamCardiff 0 – 0 HuddersfieldCrystal Palace 1 – 2 WatfordLeicester 1 – 2 SouthamptonChelsea 2 – 1 NewcastleEverton v Bournemouth 3:15pmTottenham v Man United 5:30pmShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Marlins beat Orioles 8-7 to complete stunning 4-game sweep

first_img Associated Press Television News LIVE TV FOLLOW US First Published: 7th August, 2020 08:16 IST COMMENT Jonathan Villar hit a first-pitch leadoff homer to spark a robust offensive performance by the Miami Marlins, who beat the Baltimore Orioles 8-7 Thursday night to complete a startling four-game sweep and make Don Mattingly the winningest manager in franchise history.Villar had three hits and Brian Anderson drove in three runs for the upstart Marlins, who emerged from a team-wide coronavirus outbreak to dominate the Orioles and forge the best winning percentage in the big leagues.Miami is 6-1 and in first place in the NL East despite putting 18 players on the injured list before the series opener Tuesday.The Marlins were the “home” team because this was a makeup of a July 28 game that was to be held in Miami but postponed in the wake of the Marlins’ COVID-19 outbreak.Batting in the bottom of the seventh, the Marlins broke a 6-6 tie with a sacrifice fly by Jesús Aguilar off Evan Phillips (1-1) and an RBI triple by Anderson.That was enough to earn Mattingly his 282nd win with Miami, passing Jack McKeon on the team’s career list.In their first three wins in the series, Miami relied on exceptional pitching in victories by scores of 4-0, 1-0 and 2-1. In this one, the Marlins won with their bats.Villar’s homer sparked an 11-hit attack, and Miami needed almost every one of them because starter Jordan Yamamoto gave up three one-run leads and Jorge Guzman, in his major league debut, yielded successive solo homers to Dwight Smith and Renato Núñez to create a sixth-inning tie.But Mike Morin (1-0) pitched two shutout innings and Brandon Kintzler worked the ninth for his third save.Baltimore wasted four home runs, including two by Núñez and Chance Sisco’s first of the year.Although the Marlins haven’t immediately suffered for their time off, the schedule revision released Thursday does Miami no favors. The Marlins will finish the regular season with 27 games over the final 23 days, which includes no off days and four double headers in a 10-day span.DAVIS A DUDChris Davis had a solid spring training, batting .409 with three homers and nine RBIs in 12 games. That gave the Orioles hope that he might be ready to provide some return on a $161 million, 7-year contract he signed in 2016.Alas, spring training was halted by the coronavirus outbreak and Davis has reverted to the form he displayed during the last seasons, when he batted . 168 and .179.The former two-time home run champ batted eighth Thursday and went 1 for 4. He’s got two hits this season and is hitting .087.NO STARCHKintzler found an alternate use for the ironing board in his hotel room while being quarantined in Philadelphia.“I needed to figure out how I could simulate a workout, so I got the ironing board out and started taking the tops off the coffee tables,” Kintzler revealed Thursday. “They were heavy stones, so I would add them to the ironing board and carry it around like a front rack. I was doing step-ups on the bed and lunges.”TRAINER’S ROOMMarlins: Rookie CF Monte Harrison crashed into the wall chasing a triple by Anthony Santander in the third inning, but stayed in the game after being examined by the team trainer.Orioles: INF Rio Ruiz missed a fourth straight game with a sore right shoulder. Manager Brandon Hyde hopes to have him back Friday or Saturday. … SS José Iglesias played the field for the first time since July 29 after being hampered by a sore left quad.UP NEXTMarlins: Still waiting to play their first real home game of the season, the Marlins head north to face the New York Mets on Friday night in the opener of a three-game set.Orioles: LH Tommy Milone (0-1, 5.63 ERA) makes his third start of the season when Baltimore travels down the road to face the defending World Series champion Washington National.Image credits: AP center_img WATCH US LIVE Last Updated: 7th August, 2020 08:16 IST Marlins Beat Orioles 8-7 To Complete Stunning 4-game Sweep Jonathan Villar hit a first-pitch leadoff homer to spark a robust offensive performance by the Miami Marlins, who beat the Baltimore Orioles 8-7 Thursday night to complete a startling four-game sweep and make Don Mattingly the winningest manager in franchise history SUBSCRIBE TO US Written Bylast_img read more

School board meeting to be held on Monday instead of Thursday

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +2 Vote up Vote down WHS Grad · 379 weeks ago Will the change in schedule allow for enough time to post the board minutes from February, March, and April of this year? Will this also allow for enough time to post the board minutes from March 14, 2012 where someone resigned who gave 37-years of service to the district? I have been looking on USD353.com and have not seen these posted yet. Report Reply 0 replies · active 379 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments The regulary scheduled May Wellington USD 353 school board meeting will be Monday, May 13 instead of the customary second Thursday of the month which is Class Night. The board meeting will be held at the Central Office board meeting room and begins at 7 p.m.last_img read more

Wellington Heat to play at 1 p.m. today

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +1 Vote up Vote down Love the game · 366 weeks ago Wellington 7 Final Nevada, MO 5 Very good game to go and see. Report Reply 0 replies · active 366 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Sumner Newscow report — The 2013 NBC World Series schedule has been torn to shreds due to the rainy weather. The Wellington Heat will be battling the Nevada (Mo.) Griffons at 1 p.m. today at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium.The game was originally set for Monday at 10 p.m., but was postponed due to rain. If Wellington wins it will battle the winner of the Valley Center Diamond Dawgs and the San Luis Obiepo Blues on Wednesday.Two Jayhawk League teams are playing on the other side of the losers bracket. Both the El Dorado Broncos and the Hays Larks are scheduled to play on Wednesday. See bracket here.last_img read more

Hampton man accused of purchasing credit card numbers, using them illegally pleads not guilty

first_imgMASON CITY — A Hampton man charged in both Cerro Gordo and Franklin counties for purchasing credit card numbers on the internet and using them around north-central Iowa has pleaded not guilty. 28-year-old Wayne Davis was arrested last month and charged in Cerro Gordo County with ongoing criminal conduct and three counts of unauthorized use of credit cards, as well as one count of unauthorized use of a credit card in Franklin County. A criminal complaint says Davis was identified by an employee who turned his identification into the authorities, with the Iowa State Patrol conducting a traffic stop on Davis where a credit card skimmer, computer and cards were allegedly seized. The complaint says an examination of those items revealed that Davis was purchasing card numbers on the dark web. A search warrant at Davis’ residence allegedly produced stolen credit cards and a card skimmer. Davis’ arraignment hearing was scheduled for Tuesday, but online court records show that he filed a written plea of not guilty in Cerro Gordo County District Court. No trial date has been set. He remains in the Cerro Gordo County Jail on a total of $51,500 bond.last_img read more

Man United 4 Newcastle 1

first_imgCelebration after Greenwood strikes. PHOTO MAN UNITED MEDIA Martial Greenwood Rashford MartialMartial double fires Man Utd in Newcastle routManchester, United Kingdom | AFP | Anthony Martial’s double and a Mason Greenwood rocket fired Manchester United to a 4-1 win against Newcastle that lifted the mood at Old Trafford after their recent struggles.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side slumped to an embarrassing 2-0 defeat at lowly Watford last weekend to raise fresh questions about the United manager’s ability to inspire his players.When Matty Longstaff put Newcastle ahead in the first half on Thursday, Solskjaer’s critics were sharpening their knives again.But Martial rode to Solskjaer’s rescue with the equaliser and Greenwood’s thunderbolt put United ahead before Marcus Rashford rounded off a first half blitz.Martial netted again after the interval as United ended a two-match winless run in the Premier League and moved into seventh place, just four points behind fourth placed Chelsea in the race to qualify for the Champions League.United’s failure to match the levels they showed in their recent win at champions Manchester City during lacklustre efforts against Watford and Everton had put Solskjaer’s future in the spotlight again.The Norwegian insisted he retains the support of United owners the Glazer family, but he could hardly afford another setback against mid-table opponents like Newcastle.Scott McTominay tried too hard to set the tone for United when he crunched into a studs-high tackle on Sean Longstaff that earned him the fastest Premier League booking of the season after just 40 seconds.That was part of a spluttering start from United and Dwight Gayle should have put Newcastle ahead from Joelinton’s pass, but the striker blazed high into the Stretford End.It was a warning that Solskjaer’s men failed to heed as Newcastle took the lead in the 17th minute.Matty Longstaff had scored the winner against United on his Premier League debut in October.The 19-year-old midfielder was making just his third appearance since that dream debut at St James’ Park and this was his first goal since. – Greenwood sparkles –Stepping past Luke Shaw, he produced a fine low finish after Joelinton showed impressive composure to tee up Longstaff inside the penalty area.Now without a clean-sheet in 14 league games, United needed a quick response to lift the gloom and Martial got a helping hand as he delivered the equaliser in the 24th minute.Andreas Pereira’s neat lay-off from Shaw’s pass gave Martial a sight of goal and French striker’s low shot squirmed under a weak attempted save from Martin Dubravka at his near post.Newcastle had contributed to their own downfall on that occasion and Greenwood punished more sloppy defending to put United in front in the 36th minute.Greenwood, making just his third Premier League start, has been one of the few bright spots in a frustrating season.The 18-year-old showcased his vast potential when he seized on Fabian Schar’s wayward pass and crashed a sublime strike past Dubravka from 20 yards for his eighth goal of the season.United had all the momentum and increased their lead in the 41st minute, with Rashford climbing highest to power a header into the roof of the net from Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s pin-point cross despite Newcastle appeals for a foul in the build-up.Following Rashford’s 15th club goal this season, Solskjaer sent on Pogba at half-time for his second appearance since returning from a lengthy ankle injury.It was Pogba’s compatriot Martial who put the result beyond doubt in the 51st minute.Sean Longstaff’s woeful attempted back-pass from near the halfway line was intercepted by Martial and he raced into the area before clipping his shot over Dubravka.Martial was inches away from a hat-trick when his long-range blast hit the post.smg/nrShare on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Hadfield St man slapped with illegal gun charges

first_imgA 25-year-old labourer, who was taken into custody for questioning into connection with a fatal Rio Nightclub shooting, was on Wednesday charged for illegal possession of a firearm.Jermaine Marius, of Lot 70 Hadfield Street, Georgetown, was remanded to prison for illegal possession of two firearms when he appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.He pleaded not guilty to the charges, which alleged that on September 30, 2016, he had in his possession a .32 Taurus Pistol as well as a .38 Special revolver, while not being a firearm licence holder. The case will continue on October 26, 2016.On September 26, Ryan Sergeant, of North Ruimveldt, died of gunshot wounds, following a shooting incident in front of the Nightclub in Queenstown, about 02:30h.A Police report had stated that CCTV footage was obtained from the Nightclub and investigators were informed of the possible suspects who were involved in an altercation, prior to rounds being discharged.Acting on information, the Police arrested Marius and he was found to be in possession of the guns.last_img read more

U.S., South Korea set to begin free trade talks

first_imgWASHINGTON – South Korean cars, cell phones and other consumer goods should drop in price if the United States and its Asian partner complete the biggest free trade deal since America tore down barriers with Mexico and Canada. The start of talks to link the U.S. with its seventh-largest trading partner were announced Thursday in a ceremony at the U.S. Capitol. The negotiations, which can begin after a 90-day consultation period with Congress, are expected to take at least a year, and it’s an open question whether they will succeed. There is strong resistance, especially among South Korean farmers, to giving up some protections, and there have been violent street protests. And approval by Congress could face stiff opposition from critics of the administration’s free trade policies. Americans would benefit by seeing cheaper prices for such products as South Korean cars, cell phones, televisions and other consumer goods, but critics are concerned that more U.S. jobs might go overseas. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card From an economic standpoint, the deal would dwarf any previous U.S. free trade pacts except the 1993 North American Free Trade Agreement that tore down barriers between the U.S., Canada and Mexico. U.S. Trade Representative Rob Portman and his Korean counterpart, Hyun-Chong Kim, announced the negotiations during a ceremony in the Capitol attended by senators and House members who had urged the administration to pursue a deal with Korea. Portman said he recognized that completing the talks in a year is an ambitious goal, but they need to be wrapped up by the end of 2006 to be sure the deal could be voted on under fast-track procedures that are due to expire in mid-2007. Both Portman and Kim insisted that the completed deal would be comprehensive and that there is no understanding going into the talks that agriculture, which is particularly sensitive in South Korea, would be spared. “We will continue to work to convince our farmers that they will have to find some niche products” that can be exported, Kim said. President George W. Bush issued a statement saying a free trade pact with South Korea “will provide important economic, political and strategic benefits to both countries and build on America’s engagement in Asia.” Bush has aggressively pursued free trade deals, pushing the number of foreign countries with such agreements from four – Canada, Mexico, Israel and Jordan – when he took office to 16 currently. He has reached deals with Chile, Singapore, Australia, Morocco, Bahrain, Oman and the six nations covered by the Central American Free Trade Agreement – Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua, which won congressional approval this summer after a hard-fought battle but has not yet gone into effect. South Korea has the 11th largest economy in the world and U.S. exports into that market totaled $25.1 billion through November of last year, up 4.6 percent from the same period in 2004. The biggest U.S. sales came in computer chips and industrial machinery. South Korea, meanwhile, shipped $40.1 billion in products to the United States through November, down 5.4 percent from the same period in 2004. The leading South Korean products sold in the United States are passenger cars and household goods, a category that includes cell phones, computer chips and televisions. America’s trade deficit with South Korea totaled $15 billion through November, a gap that analysts said could present problems getting a deal through Congress, especially at a time when America’s trade deficits with the world have soared to record levels. Rep. Sander Levin, D-Mich., complained that South Korea continues to protect its domestic auto industry with high barriers that keep out American autos and auto parts while South Korean producers such as Hyundai enjoy wide access to the U.S. market. In 2004, South Korean automakers sold 688,700 vehicles in the United States, or 4.1 percent of the U.S. market, while American automakers sold only 5,415 vehicles in South Korea, Levin said, citing government figures. Other U.S. sectors, including farmers, are likely to complain about the high barriers they now face trying to crack the South Korean market, since South Korea has some of the world’s highest agriculture barriers. “Korea is a very protected economy. It will be a fight in this country and in South Korea to get it ratified,” said Gary Hufbauer, senior economist at the Institute for International Economics, a Washington think tank. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more