Scoreboard roundup — 4/9/19

first_img Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Tuesday’s sports events:MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLINTERLEAGUEMinnesota 14 NY Mets 8Arizona 5 Texas 4LA Angels 11 Milwaukee 8AMERICAN LEAGUECleveland 8 Detroit 2Toronto 7 Boston 5Tampa Bay 10 Chi White Sox 5Oakland 13 Baltimore 2Houston 6 NY Yankees 3Seattle 6 Kansas City 3NATIONAL LEAGUECincinnati 14 Miami 0Washington 10 Philadelphia 6, 10 InningsSt. Louis 4 LA Dodgers 0Atlanta 7 Colorado 1San Francisco 7 San Diego 2NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONDetroit 100 Memphis 93Boston 116 Washington 110Charlotte 124 Cleveland 97Miami 122 Philadelphia 99NY Knicks 96 Chicago 86Golden State 112 New Orleans 103Toronto 120 Minnesota 100Dallas 120 Phoenix 109Utah 118 Denver 108Oklahoma City 112 Houston 111Portland 104 L.A. Lakers 101MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCERMontreal 0 D.C. United 0Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Written bycenter_img April 10, 2019 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 4/9/19last_img read more

RIBA calls for more new homes…

first_imgThe Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has welcomed the Government’s recent commitments to increasing the numbers of new build houses, including the announcement on funding for Housing Zones across England. But the RIBA has also warned that the whole exercise could prove futile if the Government fails to put quality at the heart of this investment.RIBA went on to call on MPs from all political parties to vote for the amendment to the Housing and Planning Bill calling for the adoption of a minimum space standard into national building regulations. This will ensure new build homes are large enough for families and built to last.RIBA President Jane Duncan (left) said, “Whilst this new focus on quantity is to be applauded, the Government can no longer ignore the poor quality of some of our new housing stock, especially as it ploughs public money into housebuilding. Our latest report, ‘HomeWise: Space Standards for Homes’ concluded that some new homes being built in England are still too small and that a minimum space standards for new dwellings must be adopted into building regulations.“These aren’t outlandish demands; they simply ensure that all new build homes are of an adequate size.”Download the full – and very interesting report at:https://www.architecture.com/RIBA/Campaigns and issues/Homewise/Homewise.aspxnew build houses land and new homes new homes RIBA Royal Institute of British Architects January 20, 2016The 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 Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Housing Market » RIBA calls for more new homes… previous nextHousing MarketRIBA calls for more new homes……and they need to be more spacious for today’s families.The Negotiator20th January 20160525 Viewslast_img read more

32nd Annual Doo Dah Parade Brought Tens of Thousands of Visitors to Ocean City

first_imgOcean City’s 32nd Annual Doo Dah Parade brought tens of thousands of visitors to Ocean City on Saturday afternoon. A spectacular blue sky may have been the main attraction for the event, which kicked off at noon and traveled through downtown Ocean City on Asbury Avenue and finished on the Ocean City Boardwalk.Regis Philbin was the Grand Marshal of the parade.The Doo Dah Parade featured Grand Marshal Regis Philbin.  The TV Celebrity, actor, singer and entertainer is also hosting the Mr. Mature Pageant this evening at the Music Pier.In attendance was Mark Soifer, the legendary Director of Community Affairs for the City of Ocean City, who in 1985 started the Parade. He is also the brains behind the creation of the Mr. Mature America.The procession included bands, pageant queens, community organizations, Martin Z. Mollusk, Wonder Bear, and roughly 600 basset hounds.The crowd always enjoys the Hobo Band, and this year was no different.Martin Z. Mollusk entertained the crowd.The PieAsco — in which parade attendees are invited to smoosh friends and family with shaving cream pies in honor of comedian Soupy Sales — concluded the event.“Lucy & Ethal” otherwise known as Delores Wilson (Ocean City) and Becky Dickerson (Longport). They came out just to have some fun. By the looks of things, they sure did. The dogs ruled the avenue and the boardwalk for the day. This annual tradition is great fun and draws huge crowds to town. Deb McDonna from Coatsville, PA and Linda Brown from Downington, PA had a great time.The Doo Dah Parade in Ocean City is part of a weekend dedicated to humor and is modeled after an event in Pasadena, Calif. It has served as an early-spring draw for Ocean City and starts a series of special events that will continue through the summer, fall and into the New Year.The beach, boardwalk and downtown shops remained busy throughout the day.2016 Mr. Mature Rene Sese takes in his last parade while holding the title. Tonight a new Mr. Mature will be crown.last_img read more

Kung Fu Announces 2019 Spring Tour

first_imgNortheast-bred funk outfit Kung Fu has announced a nationwide spring tour, which will see the band hit the majority of the eastern seaboard before heading west.Kung Fu will open up their tour with a performance at Roanoke, VA’s 5 Points Music Sanctuary on February 28th, followed by stops at Baltimore, MD’s 8×10 (3/1); Washington, D.C.’s Gypsy Sally’s (3/2); Burlington, VT’s Nectar’s (3/29); Mount Snow, VT’s Snowbarn (3/30); Providence, RI’s The Met (4/5); and a special show at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY on April 6th. Kung Fu will be joined by longtime friends and collaborators Deep Banana Blackout for their “Family Funk Blowout” at The Cap. Each band will play a set and then both bands will join forces for a third set finale of classic funk, dance, and rock mashups dubbed “Mashup Smashup”. Kung Fu will then head west with a two-night run at Denver, CO’s Be On Key Psychedelic Ripple on April 12th and 13th, followed by shows at Boulder, CO’s Fox Theatre (4/14); Iowa City, IA’s Gabe’s (4/16); Minneapolis, MN’s The Cabooze (4/17); Milwaukee WI’s Miramar Theater (4/18); Chicago IL’s Marty’s (4/19); Lexington KY’s Cosmic Charlies (4/20); Asbury Park, NJ’s Wonder Bar (5/10); and a tour-closing festival appearance at Greenfield, MA’s StrangeCreek Campout.Kung Fu 2019 Tour Dates:2/28: Roanoke VA – 5 Points Music Sanctuary3/01: Baltimore MD – The 8×103/02: Washington DC – Gypsy Sally’s3/29: Burlington VT – Nectars3/30: Mount Snow VT – The Snowbarn4/05: Providence RI – The Met4/06: Port Chester NY – The Capitol Theatre4/12-13: Denver CO – Be On Key Psychedelic Ripple4/14: Boulder CO – The Fox Theatre4/16: Iowa City IA – Gabe’s4/17:Minneapolis MN – The Cabooze4/18: Milwaukee WI – The Miramar Theater4/19: Chicago IL – Marty’s4/20: Lexington KY – Cosmic Charlies5/10: Asbury Park NY – Wonder Bar5/24-26: Greenfield MA – StrangeCreek CampoutView All Tour Dateslast_img read more

Dishing on Thanksgiving

first_img First-years recount the agony and the ecstasy How I wrote my Harvard essay It’s a time of turkey, pies, and giving thanks. Many students will head for home; others will hang in their halls or Houses. Some are looking forward to cherished traditions; some to their first Thanksgiving. The Gazette asked students what they are going to do, what they are looking forward to most, and where they are going to do it.,Related Newly arrived first-years share special mementos from home center_img Their favorite things The Daily Gazette Sign up for daily emails to get the latest Harvard news.last_img read more

COVID: Experimental Drug Remdesivir Gives Hope

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) FRANCE 24 / YouTube / FDANEW YORK – Right now, health experts are working around the clock to find a treatment for the Coronavirus, and a doctor leading up a clinical trial for a drug called Remdesivir says they’re getting good results.Doctor Kathleen Mullane said COVID-19 patients who have been getting it have been recovering quickly with most going home in less than a week.Stat news reported the latest findings after getting a video of a conversation about the trial.Initially, Remdesivir was tested to see if it could help people who had the Ebola Virus but it didn’t do much. Multiple studies in animals showed the drug could prevent and treat coronaviruses related to COVID-19, with the World Health Organization pointing to its potential back in February.According to a video stat obtained, Doctor Mullane said most of their patients were severe and most of them are leaving after 6 days of treatment.To be clear, there’s no control group in this study so everyone is getting the drug which means it’s hard to point to the drug itself causing their improvement.Although, there are hundreds of trial sites around the world right now and thousands are part of the study.So the company who makes it, Gilead, said it expected results from the trial by the end of the month.last_img read more

The Cripple of Inishmaan, Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Celebrates Opening Night

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on July 20, 2014 About the Artist: With a desire to celebrate the magic of live theater and those who create it, and with a deep reverence for such touchstones as the work of Al Hirschfeld and the wall at Sardi’s, Squigs is happy and grateful to be among those carrying on the traditions where theater and caricature meet. He was born and raised in Oregon, lived in Los Angeles for quite a long time and now calls New York City his home. The Cripple of Inishmaan Related Shows View Comments Star Filescenter_img In honor of the dark comedy’s opening night, Broadway.com resident artist Justin “Squigs” Robertson penned this sketch of the cast, which in addition to Radcliffe as Billy, features Ingrid Craigie, Pádraic Delaney, Sarah Greene, Gillian Hanna, Gary Lilburn, Conor MacNeill, Pat Shortt and June Watson.  Happy opening to Radcliffe and all at The Cripple of Inishmaan! Daniel Radcliffe Martin McDonagh’s The Cripple of Inishmaan officially opens at the Cort Theatre on April 20, with Broadway.com Audience Choice Award winner Daniel Radcliffe front and center. Directed by Tony winner Michael Grandage, the production comes to the Great White Way after an acclaimed run in the West End.last_img read more

FEMA registration deadline for disaster assistance October 31

first_imgWashington CountyWaterbury Fire Department 43 South Main StreetWaterbury, VT 05676Windsor CountyOkemo Market Place(Between Cool Moose & Dark Side Snowboard Shop)57 Pond Street, Suite #4Ludlow, VT 05149Rutland CountyRutland Heart Center1 Commons StreetRutland, VT  05701The DRC hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For the DRC nearest to your location: (LINK)  *Beginning Friday, Oct 7th, the hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and closed Sundays; Closed Monday, October 10th for Columbus Day.MOBILE DISASTER RECOVERY CENTER TRAVELING THROUGH  ADDISON AND WINDSOR COUNTIES: The mobile vehicle will provide the phone and computer connectivity for a recovery center.  These centers are staffed with disaster recovery specialists from various federal, state and local agencies and organizations who can answer questions about disaster assistance programs.Addison CountyHancock Town Hall1097 Rt. 100, Hancock 05748Opening noon ‘ 6 p.m., Mon, Oct. 38 a.m. ‘ 6 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 48 a.m. ‘ 6 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 5Windsor CountySouth Royalton Journey Church412 S. Windsor St., S Royalton 05068Opening noon ‘ 6 p.m., Thurs, Oct. 68 a.m. ‘ 6 p.m., Friday, Oct. 78 a.m. ‘ 6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 8 The FEMA registration deadline for disaster assistance for individuals and families, called Individual Assistance, is October 31, 2011. This may include housing repair grants or temporary rental assistance as well as reimbursement for personal property losses.  The designated counties eligible for Individual Assistance are: Addison, Bennington, Caledonia, Chittenden, Orange, Rutland, Washington, Windham, Lamoille, Franklin, Orleans and Windsor.Register online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov(link is external), by web enabled mobile device at m.fema.gov, or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). Disaster assistance applicants, who have a speech disability or hearing loss and use TTY, should call 1-800-462-7585 directly; for those who use 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS), call 1-800-621-3362.  The only way to be eligible for FEMA assistance is to register with FEMA.Cities and towns must submit Requests for Public Assistance (RPA), which provide reimbursement to repair public infrastructure such as roads and bridges, by October 17, 2011.  The RPA form may be found at http://www.fema.gov/library/viewRecord.do?id=2690(link is external) and be submitted to Alec Partalupi at 802-828-3889 or email [email protected](link sends e-mail). All counties in Vermont are eligible for Public Assistance.RECOVERY UPDATE AS OF: CLOSE OF BUSINESS OCTOBER 2, 2011Total Individual Assistance (IA)    Total Registrations:                                                          5,999Total Individual & Households Program  Dollars Approved:                                             $16,399,865Total Small Business Association (SBA)   Loan Amounts Approved:                                $5,936,700Current Deadline for SBA Disaster Economic Injury Loan:                                                June 1, 2012DISASTER ASSISTANCE PROGRAM OVERVIEW·         Disaster Unemployment :  Available to those whose jobs were permanently or temporarily lost due to the disaster, including those who are self-employed. Anyone who lost work and lived, worked, or was scheduled to work in a county that has received a federal disaster designation may apply for benefits by calling the Vermont Department of Labor’s Claim Assistance Line at 1-877-214-3330. The filing deadline for assistance is October 7, 2011.·         Legal Services:  Those facing legal issues due to Tropical Storm Irene may call (800) 889-2047 for free legal advice. Those who qualify for assistance will be matched with Vermont lawyers volunteering their time. Legal assistance may include help with insurance claims, home repair contracts and contractors, replacement of wills and other legal documents destroyed in the disaster and counseling on mortgage-foreclosure problems and landlord/tenant problems.·         Insurance Information: For questions regarding insurance matters, contact the Consumer Services Division at the Department of Banking, Insurance, Securities & Health Care Administration at 800-964-1784 in state or 802-828-3302.·         Making Recovery Affordable:  The U.S. Small Business Administration’s low-interest loan program was designed by Congress to enable those affected by unforeseen catastrophic events to recover with as little adverse impact as possible, whether they are renters, homeowners, businesses or non-profit organizations. Congress has given SBA powerful tools to make disaster loans affordable with low interest rates, repayment terms as long as 30 years, and, under very specific circumstances, refinancing of prior liens.  To ensure that disaster recovery is affordable for each borrower, SBA analyzes the borrower’s monthly budget, determines an affordable monthly payment, then writes the loan for the number of years needed.  This is unlike conventional lenders, which generally set the maturity first and then calculate the payment.  If you are referred to SBA after you register with FEMA, you should fill out the paperwork to see whether the SBA can offer you a loan. If you do not fill out an SBA packet it may close the door to other FEMA grants. For more information, call 800-659-2955 or (800-877-8339) for people with speech or hearing disabilities). Applications can also be downloaded from www.sba.gov(link is external) or completed online at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/(link is external).·         Economic Injury Disaster Loans: The SBA offers these loans to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small  businesses engaged in aquaculture, and most private non-profit organizations. Economic Injury Disaster Loans are intended to help meet working capital needs if you’ve lost business income because of the disaster. The loans are available regardless of whether the business suffered any physical property damage.·         Renters and Homeowners:  may receive grants to replace lost property or if they were displaced from their homes, they may be eligible for funds to help them with temporary rental assistance. These funds are for a limited period until the renter’s previous home is habitable or another permanent rental is found. ·         Housing Hotline:  The state and FEMA have established a toll-free number and a fax number to receive calls from anyone who has housing available to rent or wishes to offer housing at no cost for Vermonters displaced by the flood. The toll-free # is 866-330-5286 and fax # is 540-686-4467.·         Flooded Basements: Homeowners who had basement flooding from Tropical Storm Irene are encouraged to register with FEMA because they may be eligible for grants to cover uninsured damage. In situations where families do not use their basements as an essential living space, the agency’s ability to assist may be limited. However, residents may be eligible for a low-interest disaster loan from SBA to cover what FEMA cannot. (Read More)·         National Flood Insurance Program: State and federal officials are encouraging Vermont residents to sign up for federally-backed flood insurance.  The National Flood Insurance Program offers federally-backed flood insurance to property owners and renters in communities that participate in the program.Ã   Vermont communities that have been ‘sanctioned,’ that is, they have not followed the guidelines of NFIP or have been identified as having a floodplain hazard but have not signed up, have until March 31, 2012 to file a ‘resolution of intent’ to join. Until the resolution is submitted, residents in these sanctioned communities may not be eligible for some FEMA assistance. Communities wishing to sign up can contact the Rivers Program at the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation at: 802-241-1554 (Read More)LOCAL DISASTER RECOVERY CENTERSApplicants are not required to visit a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC). The DRC is staffed by FEMA, SBA, and other federal and nonprofit agencies. Locations of current Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) are:                                        *Notates DRC closingsWindham CountyNelson Withington Skating Rink61 Memorial Park DriveBrattleboro, VT 05301*Closing Oct 4, Tues @ 6pmWindsor CountyThe Rock Church473 Woodstock RoadWoodstock, VT  05091*Closing Oct 4, Tues @ 6pmRutland CountyU.S. Post Office (Upstairs)2046 Route 4Killington, VT 05751*Closing Oct 5, Wed @ 6pmWashington CountyNorthfield Library (Community Room)83 South Main StreetNorthfield, VT  05663*Closing Oct 5, Wed @ 6pmWindsor CountyHartford Fire Department2nd Floor Training Room812 VA Cutoff RoadWhite River Junction, VT 05001*Closing Oct 6, Thurs @ 6pmBennington CountyBennington Fire Department130 River StreetBennington, VT  05201*Closing Oct 6, Thurs @ 6pmWindham CountyDover Town Hall120 Taft Brook RoadDover, VT 05341Caledonia CountyMunicipal Office Building119 Park AvenueLyndonville, VT 05851 Go to 511VT.com every morning and map out road conditions for the trip you will be taking.PRIVATE SECTOR TIP OF THE WEEKThe American Red Cross Ready Rating System helps you analyze your business’ disaster preparednesswww.readyrating.org/Businesses.aspx(link is external)             This E-News Update is created by FEMA’s Private Sector Division.  It includes information on Federal and State resources available to help Vermont business owners and employees recover from the floods caused by Tropical Storm Irene.  We welcome your comments, questions, helpful feedback, heroic stories and suggested topics. Please send emails to [email protected](link sends e-mail) or [email protected](link sends e-mail). You can also call the Private Sector Desk: 802-951-2849. See the last section for subscribe/un-subscribe instructions.last_img read more

Mountain Mama: Why Run?

first_imgIf you’ve asked me about the Charleston Marathon next week and my face clouds with guilt or you haven’t seen me out on the trail, it’s because I got sick and won’t be running the full marathon. First it was the flu over Thanksgiving that felt like mono, leaving my weakened immune system ripe for a bout of bronchitis followed by a virus. Life’s been a haze of medicines, an effort to hydrate, and lots of sleep. I’ve focused my energy on the basics – taking care of my three-year-old son and preserving my ability to support us, i.e. work. In short, it’s been a bleak existence.The holidays meant ten days with my parents, who encouraged sleeping and book reading by the fire, while they wore my son out on the farm cleaning out stalls and bailing hay. Once I felt better, I ventured out for a run. The cold air pierced my lungs. The wind whipped through my layers of lycra. My legs felt heavy. I wanted to turn around and settle by the fire with a hot toddy. I wanted to feel cozy and comfortable. Why run anyway? I’ll never regain enough fitness between now and the marathon – why not simply enjoy the day.Instead of turning around, I focused on how solid the ground felt under my feet, how the earth held me up and reminded me of my own strength. My thoughts turned to dirt and I thought about my relationship to it. I thought that one day I’ll be buried in that ground or my ashes sprinkled over it, that I’ll blend with the earth, but today I’ll let the earth hold me up and propel me forward.The running didn’t feel any easier. My lungs burned, my muscles quivered, and my mind labored over how hard running was. Again I thought about quitting. If running wasn’t fun, why was I bothering to do it anyway? There’s a lot of things I do that aren’t fun, but I keep doing them over again – instilling manners into my son and forcing him to brush his teeth, staying home to rewrite the book I started two years ago when friends invite me to go out, and grinding away in an office during the majority of my weekday-waking hours.If someone asked, I would tell them running is fun, but that’s not really honest. The running itself is mostly miserable, for me, at least most of the time. There are miles of light, there are transcendental glimpses of flying, but for the most part it’s me versus my brain, forcing myself forward. It’s high-fiving my running partners after the run that’s fun, it’s the buzz of endorphins, it’s the way my body feels worked out and sore and ready to rest, it’s all the thoughts and emotions that moved through me during the run and the ones I left behind on the trail.The late afternoon sun cast a shadow bigger than me. I ran side-by-side, sharing space with my own darkness. My shadow matched me stride-for-stride. There would be no outrunning it, no pulling ahead. I blinked back tears of frustration, that even after all that training, my fitness level had plummeted after being sick for so long. I had no energy left to stifle anything and so I cried. I ran and cried, cried and ran, because sometimes it seems that no matter how hard I try, the reality of life creeps up, the call from day care right before I was about to sneak in a lunchtime run, my own mortal body with what seems to be a fragile immune system these days, the pull of so many errands that need to get done right now.I plodded along, knowing the only way to get back into a running groove was by running. I ignored the nagging voice asking me to turn around, to give up, and to get comfortable. I told myself that the only way through was forward, and that turning around was going backwards, a direction I refused to go.Somewhere between mile ten and eleven I accepted that I could do my best, but my best was no guarantee against failure. Between miles eleven and twelve my feet felt like twenty pound weights were attached and I stumbled over my shoes. I conceded that I was in no shape to be contemplating a marathon so soon after being sick. I’d have to readjust my goals, set my sights on the half instead. Settling for the half seems like such a defeat. Six months before and I was sure I could get through the full, one way or another, but I couldn’t risk another bout of getting sick, not with my heavy workload and solo parenting.As my parents’ house came into sight, I felt a flood of relief. It hadn’t been a glorious run, but I had put in the miles, laid down so many emotions of frustration and failure along the way, and even glimpsed my own mortality. I’d run next to my own shadow, but realized that spending time in darkness didn’t mean I’d dwell there forever.With all that angst behind me, gratitude overcame me. I might not be running the full marathon, but I was still running the half. A wave of endorphins swelled within me. I had the things that really matter – love, health, joy. I might never get to my destination of 26.2 miles, but the journey has been oh so sweet.The training schedule, the twisted trails, the pre-dawn runs by headlamp, the lunchtime drills of skipping and running backward along sidewalks, and meeting new running partners have been planks in the bridge of willpower and strength, a solid platform over waters of despair. The journey has allowed me to touch the divine within myself, the sacred will to take one more step.last_img read more

CFPB exemption powers, DOL’s fiduciary rule could get hearing spotlight this week in Congress

first_img 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr The heads of two agencies with rules that impact credit unions directly will be testifying on Capitol Hill this week. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Richard Cordray and U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Secretary Thomas Perez will appear before the House Financial Services Committee and the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, respectively.Cordray will appear as part of his semiannual report to the committee.“Director Cordray is expected to receive sharp questions from both sides of the aisle regarding the bureau’s rulemaking and supervisory actions,” said Ryan Donovan, chief advocacy officer at the Credit Union National Association (CUNA). “In recent weeks, we have pressed Congress and the bureau with our concern that the CFPB is not using its statutory exemption authority as fully as it could. We believe Congress gave the agency broad authority to tailor its regulations to the abusers of consumers, but the bureau has been very reluctant to use it as such.” continue reading »last_img read more