Scoreboard roundup — 11/9/18

first_img Beau Lund Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from yesterday’s sports events:  NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION Final OT  Philadelphia  133  Charlotte   132 Final  Orlando       117  Washington  108 Final  Detroit       124  Atlanta     109 Final  Indiana       110  Miami       102 Final  Brooklyn      112  Denver      110 Final  Utah          123  Boston      115 Final  Sacramento    121  Minnesota   110NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE Final  Toronto     6  New Jersey    1 Final  Columbus    2  Washington    1 Final OT  Detroit     3  N-Y Rangers   2 Final  St. Louis   4  San Jose      0 Final  Winnipeg    5  Colorado      2 Final  Minnesota   5  Anaheim       1   TOP-25 COLLEGE FOOTBALL Final  (13) Syracuse   54  Louisville        23 Final  Boise St.       24  (16) Fresno St.   17   TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL Final  (2) Kentucky           71  S. Illinois           59 Final  (6) Tennessee          87  Louisiana-Lafayette   65 Final  (7) Nevada             83  Pacific               61 Final  (8) North Carolina    116  Elon                  67 Final  (11) Auburn            88  (25) Washington       66 Final  (12) Kansas St.        56  Kennesaw St.          41 Final OT  Buffalo                99  (13) West Virginia    94 Final  (14) Oregon            81  E. Washington         47 Final  (15) Virginia Tech     87  Gardner-Webb          59 Final  (18) Mississippi St.   95  Austin Peay           67 Final  (21) UCLA              91  Long Beach St.        80 Final  (22) Clemson           71  NC Central            51 Final  (23) LSU               97  UNC-Greensboro        91Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.center_img November 10, 2018 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 11/9/18last_img read more

Property shares nosedive

first_imgShare values across the property sector have dropped in recent days amid growing signs that the residential property market is slowing, especially in previously buoyant London and the South East.Countrywide, the country’s largest estate agent, saw its shares drop by 2.9 per cent late last week, while Rightmove and Zoopla’s share prices fell by 3.7 per cent and 2.5 per cent respectively.House builders also failed to escape unscathed from a raft of recent property reports and house price indices that suggest that it is fast becoming a buyer’s market as the market cools.Developers listed on the FTSE 100, such as Taylor Wimpey, Persimmon and Barratt, all saw their share prices depreciate by more than 4 per cent at the end of last week, with further falls anticipated by some market analysts.Stockbroker Jefferies, for instance, last week downgraded the entire residential property sector, projecting that London and the South East may see property price falls in the months ahead.A research note from Anthony Codling, Jefferies’ property analyst, which was made public last week, suggested “share price weakness in the UK residential sector” in the first quarter, on the back of “negative newsflow on UK mortgage approvals, UK housing transactions, weak houseprice data and lower UK GDP growth.”“The weakness will continue into the second quarter because of uncertainty caused by the UK national election in May,” he added.“We also believe that house price growth will slow significantly during the first half and may even decline in some parts of London and the South East, while there is uncertainty around the outcome of the election and the prospect of a new mansion tax should power change hands.”Recent property price data released by the Land Registry, Halifax and Nationwide all reveal that home prices increased fairly strongly last year, but they are slowing, reflected by a fall in demand for mortgages, which fell sharply in the fourth quarter of last year, according to the Bank of England.residential property market slowing share values January 21, 2015The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Housing Market » Property shares nosedive previous nextHousing MarketProperty shares nosedive21st January 20150572 Viewslast_img read more

US Navy Team Wins 2012 All-Military Wilderness Challenge

first_imgRepresenting the U.S. Navy, Team “Trample the Weak, Hurdle the Dead” was named the 2012 All-Military Wilderness Challenge champions, Oct. 6, with a winning overall time of 7:11:13.Defending champions, Team “HT-18B” from Naval Air Station Whiting Field, Milton, Fla., came in second with a time of 7:24:01 and Team “MCAS New River Patriots” from Marine Corps Air Station, Jacksonville, N.C., was third with a time of 7:29:23.The challenge was sponsored by Mid-Atlantic Region, Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Department, Naval Weapons Station (WPNSTA) Yorktown and ACE Adventure Resort, West Virginia’s largest outdoor outfitter. More than 200 military personnel representing all five branches of the Armed Forces competed in a series of five outdoor adventure races-52 miles over two days-in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains and on the New and the Gauley Rivers in West Virginia.Team “Trample the Weak, Hurdle the Dead” was comprised of four Naval officers from four different commands across the country: Cmdr. Sue Himes, U.S. State Department; Cmdr. Todd Gagnon, Navy Information Operations Command (NIOC), Fort Gordon, Ga.; Cmdr. Andrew Cawlfield, Commanding Officer, Navy Operational Support Center, Baltimore, Md.; and Lt. j.g. Travis Dill, NIOC, Fort Meade, Md. Their camaraderie, dedication and determination brought them together for this win.“Between the four of us, we’ve all had a lot of experience doing the Wilderness Challenge. Even though we never trained together, we knew what we had to do,” Himes said. “We all got along – they were all quality guys with the right attitude – a perfect balance of the desire to win with the desire to have fun while doing it. I couldn’t have asked for a better team.”Forty-one teams participated in the Wilderness Challenge, competing in an 8K mountain run, a 12-mile mountain bike race, a 14-mile forced hike through the mountains, a 13-mile whitewater raft race on the Gauley River and a seven-mile kayak race on the New River. For the 12th year, West Virginia has hosted the event and the state is quickly becoming a familiar site for everyone involved. “It was such a pleasure to be involved in the 2012 All-Military Wilderness Challenge at Ace Adventure Resort, and what an honor it is for West Virginia to host this exciting event year after year,” said Keith Gwinn, Cabinet secretary, West Virginia Department of Veterans Assistance. He attended the challenge to support the teams and represent the state of West Virginia in welcoming the participants. “For a state that truly embraces military veterans and also offers some of the most extreme outdoor adventures, there couldn’t be a better match,” he added.For some of the challengers, it was not only the spirit of competition, but the chance to compete against the top athletes in the military that brought them to the Wilderness Challenge.“We are all seasoned athletes who compete on our own in various types of endurance events (triathlons, marathons, ultra marathons, half Ironmans, etc.) so we all knew what we needed to do individually to be ready for this endurance event,” Gagnon said.In its 12th year, the All-Military Wilderness Challenge is reaching commands from all across the United States, from as far away as Iowa and even Puerto Rico. Over the challenge’s two days, teams had to deal with everything from flat tires to broken wrists in their quest for the title of “most extreme” military team. “Every team dealt with adversity, whether it was injuries, illness, fatigue, or breakdowns,” Cawlfield said. “Our team (Trample the Weak, Hurdle the Dead) possessed a positive attitude which allowed us to pull together and encourage each other when faced with obstacles.” “A positive attitude, a little perspective and the ability to laugh at yourself are attributes our team possessed and it made the entire experience enjoyable,” he concluded.The top teams from each branch of service were also recognized at the awards ceremony. For the U.S. Army, Team “Dog and Pony Show” from U.S. Army Reserve Unit, Ames, Iowa, were first with a time of 8:56:12. For the U.S. Air Force, Team “OL-Q” from Defense Security Service, Quantico, Va., were first with a time of 9:29:18. For the U.S. Coast Guard, Team “Ducky Fuzz & the Master of Rubber” from the Deployable Operations Group, Arlington, Va., were first with a time of 7:44:10. Team “HT-18B” also took top honors for the Marine Corps and Team “Trample the Weak, Hurdle the Dead” for the Navy. “This event could not have happened without the great teams that competed this year or without the support of Rick Bayes and ACE Adventure or the great staff from MWR Mid-Atlantic,” said Mike Bond, MWR director, WPNSTA Yorktown and the event coordinator.Even as this year’s competition comes to an end, participants and organizers are already preparing for next year’s Wilderness Challenge, building on the success of this year to make it even better.“Congratulations to the winners of this year’s challenge and to all who participated. I look forward to seeing you back here again next year,” Gwinn concluded.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, October 12, 2012; Image: US Navy Training & Education Back to overview,Home naval-today US Navy Team Wins 2012 All-Military Wilderness Challenge View post tag: team View post tag: US View post tag: 2012 View post tag: Challenge US Navy Team Wins 2012 All-Military Wilderness Challenge View post tag: Navalcenter_img View post tag: All-Military View post tag: Navy Share this article View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Wilderness View post tag: wins October 12, 2012last_img read more

Image of the Day: RAS in the Persian Gulf

first_imgIn the background is the guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52).Carl Vinson is deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility supporting Operation Inherent Resolve, strike operations in Iraq and Syria as directed, maritime security operations, and theater security cooperation efforts in the region.[mappress mapid=”15521″]Image: US Navy An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from the Red Lions of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 15 transports cargo from during a replenishment-at-sea.Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Rainier (T-AOE 7) and the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) engaged in RAS on March 25, while conducting operations in the Persian Gulf. View post tag: middle east Authorities View post tag: Image: Back to overview,Home naval-today Image of the Day: RAS in the Persian Gulf View post tag: day View post tag: Persian Gulf March 27, 2015 View post tag: Naval View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Navy Image of the Day: RAS in the Persian Gulf View post tag: RAS Share this articlelast_img read more

‘Wadham’s women’s fury erupts as drunk girls are hunted like foxes’

first_imgIt referred to the fox hunting pub crawl and also to the decision two weeks ago to give students the option to opt out of Wad Words, the College’s gossip paper. Its description read, “First Wadwords, second chasing girls rounds pubs. Jesus I’m offended to be at your college! Can u please stop complaining about everything.” The creator of the Facebook group was on Wednesday morning brought before the Warden for harassment. The Facebook group has since been taken down, and the group’s creator has been asked to write letters of apology to the two Women’s Officers.He maintains, however, that the Women’s Officers interfered unnecessarily in this case. “The event was an unofficial pub golf night and they should not have used their status to make people feel guilty about attending,” he said.He added, “I personally disagreed with the theme of the event due to the fact that I am strongly against fox hunting. My protest was to attend the event as a ‘pub golf cowboy’ – I still had fun and made my point. In my opinion if they disagreed with the event they should have just voted with their feet and not attended.”The Women’s Officers, Ché Ramsden and Jo Skapinker, said that the problem was not the event itself but the fact that it was advertised across the whole college. “As soon as it was advertised to the entire college, it could no longer be seen simply as ‘a fun night out between a group of friends’, and the potential risks increased. The dynamic of a night out is obviously different when it is not your friend, but a relative stranger, who you are tied to, and there is the potential for this to happen when anyone in college is free to turn up,” they said.Hayley Elsley, one of the three Entz reps, said, “It was a bit naïve of us to send out the email without thinking about the consequences.”Wadham SU President Leonora Sagan defended the actions of the Women’s Officers. “The women’s reps really were only doing their job, which is to represent the views held by any number of Wadham women when they are called to do so. It is their constitutional duty, and therefore would have been wrong of them not to say anything,” she said.OUSU VP for Women Hannah Roe agreed. “Not all students will want to talk publicly about issues that upset them – so women’s officers have a welfare responsibility to be a supportive contact. by Jack Farchy, Deputy News Editor Wadham has been gripped by a row over a pub crawl where girls dressed as foxes were ‘hunted’ by boys dressed as huntsmen.The reaction to the event by JCR Women’s Officers led to a Facebook group being set up called ‘Wadham women’s reps fuck off back to Hilda’s’, which was been subsequently taken down and its creator forced to apologise. The event was a variation on the traditional ‘pub golf’ format, where a specified drink must be consumed at each pub on the crawl. The group of girls ‘foxes’ set off about half an hour earlier than the boy ‘huntsmen’, and then the boys attempted to ‘catch’ them, while the girls attempted to avoid capture.The event caused controversy when it was promoted by the Entz Reps in an email to the entire college. In particular, the forfeits for a girl who was ‘caught’ were seen as offensive to women. The email read, “FORFEITS include being tied to the hunter who catches you for the entirety of the evening, and if a girl manages to stay ahead, she’ll be armed with a marker pen…”Rob Powell and James Illingworth, who organised the pub crawl, both strenuously deny any sexist agenda. Powell said, “I just thought of it as fancy dress: when you go out, it’s much more fun to go out in fancy dress.”Illingworth agreed. “There was no degradation of the girls: they were fully clothed, all they did was to wear fox horns and ears. There was no sexual aspect – we just had a laugh and a giggle with them,” he said.There was, however, such concern about the event that the Women’s Officers sent out a further email, in which they stressed that the event had not been organised by Entz. “It isn’t like a bop and so please don’t feel pressured to attend if you’re worried about it or feel that it is offensive or dangerous in any way. You won’t be missing out on a college organised night out,” they wrote.However, some felt that in doing this the Women’s Officers had acted beyond the capacity of their role. One girl who attended the event said, “I felt we were being patronised and told we were sluts and too stupid to know we were being objectified.”In response, a Facebook group was set up, entitled, ‘Wadham women’s reps fuck off back to Hilda’s’.last_img read more

OC LIFE 21 Completes First “Makerspace” LEGO Lab Thursday at OCPS

first_imgStudents from the OC Life 21 organization will unveil the first of their projects, the  “Lego Room”  in the Ocean City Primary School Library, which was constructed this past August.The Ocean City Life 21 Club is a new club at the primary school intended to teach the design process to students while maintaining free-choice and student exploration. The students were tasked with the challenge of improving the school and/or community. They could choose any topic, any project, anywhere. They were given complete freedom to pursue their ideas and design something from start to finish. The third graders of the primary school identified an under-utilized storage room in the library and wanted to transform it into a usable student space.They decided that a design lab, or “Makerspace,” would benefit the entire school community and would promote creativity, design, and ingenuity amongst the students. They conducted extensive research on school makerspaces and discovered that they are generally filled with craft-type materials like pipe-cleaners, glue, popsicle sticks and tape. They realized that filling their own makerspace with these non-reusable resources would be an issue, as the school would have to purchase the materials every year. They began to brainstorm ideas for sustainable resources that could be used as building materials year after year.The light bulb turned on, “LEGOS” shouted one of the students! LEGOS are a great reusable resource that can be used to build prototypes and they can be utilized over and over again. The kids took off with the idea and dubbed their new project, the “LEGO-Space.” They began drawing plans to map out what would be in the space and what materials they would need. They created a project proposal and even calculated an estimated budget.During this process they discovered a product called “Everblocks,” life-sized building bricks that are structurally stable enough to build full-scale chairs, tables, desks and even walls. They were perfect for the project and the students decided that they would use them to build most of the furniture in the room. Mr. Kohr and Mrs. DeVlieger, the club’s advisors, contacted the company and had them create a digital 3-D model of the room built with Everblocks. The project suddenly came to life. The kids finalized their plans and presented to Mr. Henry Rodrique, director of building and grounds, and Mr. Timothy Kelley, school business administrator. After receiving approval, they took their idea to the school board meeting on May 24th to present their project to the community.The official unveiling of the LEGO-Space is scheduled for September 7th, 2017 from 5:00PM – 7:00PM. The community is invited to the Ocean City Primary School Library to view the grand opening of this exciting and creative space for the students.last_img read more

Beaches, Boardwalk Remain Closed

first_imgA barricade blocks the way to the entrance of the beach at 34th Street. Following is a statement from Ocean City:All of New Jersey remains under a State of Emergency and Public Health Emergency due to the spread of COVID-19.Please remember that Ocean City’s beaches and boardwalk are closed to all users. Social distancing is required to be practiced except with immediate family members, caretakers, household members or romantic partners.It is also recommended that people wear a cloth face covering while in public settings where social distancing measures are difficult to maintain. Gatherings of any kind are prohibited.Please do not place an unnecessary burden on our first responders by failing to comply with these very clear and simple guidelines.last_img read more

Government response: UK government response to Pfizer/BioNTech’s publication of efficacy data of their COVID-19 vaccine

first_imgPfizer/BioNTech today (Monday 9 November) published positive efficacy results from Phase 3 studies of their potential Covid-19 vaccine, showing it to be more than 90% effective in preventing coronavirus in participants.A government spokesperson said: Read Pfizer’s full announcement. The results from Pfizer/BioNTech are very promising and we have procured 40 million doses of their vaccine. While we are optimistic of a breakthrough, we must remember that there are no guarantees. We will know whether the vaccine meets robust standards of safety and effectiveness once the safety data have been published, and only then can the medicines regulator consider whether it can be made available to the public. Once approved, the NHS stands ready to begin a vaccination programme for those most at risk, as currently recommended by the independent Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), before being rolled out more widely.last_img read more

Al Green Adds More Spring Dates To First Tour In Seven Years

first_imgThe Reverend Al Green is set to make his live comeback later this year with eight shows surrounding his April 28th performance at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. The upcoming run will mark Al Green’s first run of live shows in seven years, though he’s continued to lead Sunday church services in Memphis, TN over the years.The run of comeback shows begins on April 24th with a performance at Bass Concert Hall in Austin, TX, followed by a gig in Irving, TX two nights later on April 26th. Following his appearance at Jazz Fest on April 28th, Green will head back to Texas for a show in Sugar Land on April 30th, followed by a final gig at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta on May 3rd.Newly announced dates will bring the 72-year-old soul icon to Radio City Music Hall in New York, NY on May 5th; The Chicago Theatre in Chicago, IL on May 7th; and the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, CA on May 9th. It’s unclear if more dates will be added to the 2019 schedule.Green will be joined throughout his brief spring tour on select dates by former NPR Tiny Desk Contest winners, Tank and the Bangas, and The War and Treaty. Fans can reference the listing below for a detailed schedule of Green’s upcoming shows and head here for more information on ticket availability.Al Green Tour DatesApril 24 – Austin, TX – Bass Concert Hall*April 26 – Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Factory^April 28 – New Orleans, LA – New Orleans Jazz & Heritage FestivalApril 30 – Sugar Land, TX – Smart Financial Centre*May 3 – Atlanta, GA – Fox Theatre^May 5 – New York, NY @ Radio City Music HallMay 7 – Chicago, IL @ The Chicago TheatreMay 9 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre* w/ Tank and the Bangas^ w/War and TreatyView Upcoming Dateslast_img read more

R.I.P. Sid Caesar

first_imgScreen icon and Tony nominee Sid Caesar has died aged 91 years old. According to the L.A. Times, the Yonkers New York-born comedian passed away at his home in Beverly Hills after a brief illness. View Comments Caesar was best known for his pioneering TV work on the weekly live comedy program Your Show of Shows, which began in 1950 and where he collaborated with such luminaries as Mel Brooks and Neil Simon. The Emmy winner subsequently starred in the much-loved Caesar’s Hour and The Sid Caesar Show. Caesar made his Broadway debut in Make Mine Manhattan in 1948 and later appeared on the Main Stem in Little Me, where he garnered a Tony nod for Best Actor, and Four on a Garden. His big screen credits included Brooks’ Silent Movie, It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad World, Airplane and Grease. Caesar was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 1985. In 2011 he received a lifetime achievement award from the Television Critics Association. In 1943 Caesar married Florence Levy, by whom he had two daughters and a son.last_img read more