上海千花网,爱上海,上海419论坛 – Powered by Gregary Thayne!

Category Archives: qobtxfzv

Letters to the Editor for Thursday, March 14

Posted on by

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionGrocery store needed in RotterdamMy husband and I have had an ongoing discussion about the same subject that was expressed in Dayton Skelly’s March 7 letter. We need a grocery store on this side of Rotterdam. Via Port is a perfect location, with ample parking. The former KMart is a perfect location, with a large store that has entrances on two sides. Shop Rite may be the perfect choice, because the nearest one is in Colonie.There are several apartment complexes in that area, one within walking distance. Unless you are a member of BJ’s, there is no accessible grocery store for many. Campbell Road is a high traffic area, with people cutting through to go to work, either by getting on 890, or going to the Thruway, so you would catch people in the morning and the evening. In warmer weather, people go by to use the walking and bike trail as well. Dunkin’ Donuts is extremely busy in the same area, so that is a good example of how the right business could flourish there. A solid business would encourage other businesses. I still miss the businesses that we have lost.Suzanne CollinsMariaville Lake Recall Secure Fence act of 2006If your readers would open their eyes and look back to 2006, when Chuck Schumer, Hillary Clinton, and Barack Obama all yes to a bill for building a physical barrier on the southern border. This was called the Secure Fence act of 2006. At this time, Senators Obama, Clinton, and Schumer voted in favor of the act and it passed in the Senate 80-19. Recently President Trump in his prime time address, said that the Democrats changed their view when he was elected. I have a suggestion. If the liberals do not want a physical barrier in the south anymore, let’s relocate these illegal immigrants to the neighborhoods of these prominent pro-illegal immigration leaders. Then watch how their neighborhoods put up barriers such as walls, fences, and even implement some security measures. Watch how quickly they change their minds and how soon a border wall will be built.Paul MoranRotterdam Voting Connie, Dean, Ed for boardThere has been no school issue more important to me in recent years than safety. Tragedies like Parkland hit all too close to home. As a parent and community member, I was eager to hear Connie Woytowich, Dean Kolligian and Ed Cubanski speak last week at the “Meet the Candidates” evening hosted by Saratoga Parents for Safer Schools.While listening to their introductions, I realized how many other significant issues we have within our district. While safety is still paramount to me, all three candidates spoke about their plans to effectively improve upon our district’s education programs, student wellness, building infrastructure and facilities management.Their qualifications and prior experiences in regard to volunteerism are beyond impressive. More importantly, their dedication to our community and our children is clear. They possess the commitment and experience we need now more than ever.On May 21 I will be voting for Connie, Dean and Ed for the Saratoga Springs Board of Education. Thanks to all three of you for your determination to make our schools a better place for our children.Erika BormanWiltonTrump is worse than we thoughtWhen President Trump was elected, our national nightmare began, leaving many of us shocked, unnerved, even nauseous. But our worst fears have been dwarfed by his shameless corruption, relentless dismantling of our democratic institutions, and his disgraceful behavior at home and internationally.We knew Trump was a liar, but 9,000 lies is sick, insane and a clear pathology. We knew he was a self-absorbed narcissist, an egomaniac, but who could fathom that he would betray America by deliberately alienating our closest allies in favor of “courting” corrupt, despicable dictators, seemingly for personal financial gain.Trump’s outrageous behavior at Helsinki, publicly supporting Putin on the world stage instead of our C.I.A. was blatantly treasonous. His “bromances” with Putin, Kim, and the Saudi crown prince reveal his autocratic desires and intentions; red flags which should alarm every American citizen.We knew Trump’s reputation as a ruthless, corrupt, sleazy businessman, but who could imagine that he would actually cage innocent children at the border and separate them from their families; an inhuman cruelty, an indelible stain on America.Finally, and most alarmingly, who thought that this shameless demagogue, this master con man, could transform the entire Republican Party into a personality cult, obedient toadies supine at the altar of Trump.America has two choices: preserve our cherished democracy and world leadership or Donald Trump. We can’t have both.Vince DacquistoNiskayunaMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesCuomo calls for clarity on administering vaccineGov. Andrew Cuomo’s press conference for Sunday, Oct. 18EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censuslast_img read more

Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , .

Asset owner-steered project delivers blueprint for net-zero investing

Posted on by

first_imgThe results of this analysis will be launched with the final framework, which is expected to be out before the end of this year.“Setting a long-term net zero target is the easy part, the challenge is to have a credible and transparent framework that enables your fund to convert intent into practical decisions and action,” said Adam Matthews, director of ethics and engagement at the Church of England Pensions Board and co-chair of the PAII.Speaking to IPE, he said those involved felt the framework was “a hugely important piece of work”.Claudia Kruse, managing director, global responsible investment and governance at APG Asset Management, which co-chairs the PAII, said the Net-Zero Investment Framework needed to be established as a global industry standard.Primary objective: real-world decarbonisationThe framework covers four different asset classes – sovereign bonds, listed equities, corporate bonds and real estate – with infrastructure and private equity to be added in a second phase.It identifies five components of an effective net-zero investment strategy – objectives and targets, strategic asset allocation and asset class alignment, policy advocacy, investor engagement activity, and governance – and recommends a comprehensive set of actions, metrics and methodologies. “The framework overcomes limitations of other approaches that leave room for investors to technically meet targets while selling the problem to someone else”More than 25 different methodologies and tools were assessed in the development of the framework, with those considered best fit approaches included.The PAII followed five key principles to guide its work, and to assess methodologies and test conclusions: impact, rigour, practicality, accessibility, and accountability.According to the IIGCC, the focus on driving real-world decarbonisation “overcomes limitations of other approaches that leave room for investors to technically meet targets while selling the problem to someone else”.“This falls short in delivering additional meaningful long-term emission reductions,” it said.Vicki Bakhshi, director in the responsible investment team at BMO Global Asset Management, was involved in the PAII working group on listed equities and corporate fixed income and said that although there were many climate change-related initiatives and methodologies in the market, the PAII framework was the first to bring these together.“It’s a way of piecing all that together for a much more comprehensive strategy across asset classes,” she said.Tools that the framework leans on include the Transition Pathway Initiative and the EU’s “taxonomy” of environmentally sustainable economic activities, which the framework says should be used, to the extent possible, as the basis for targets for allocation to climate solutions.‘No excuses’According to the consultation document, the intention is that once the framework is finalised, investors would adopt it on an “implement or explain” basis, to take account of specific strategies where certain elements may not be applicable.“We really encourage investors to implement the framework as soon as possible,” said Stephanie Pfeifer, CEO of the IIGCC. “There’s no excuses not to do something immediately and certainly no time to waste.”The IIGCC is asking for feedback on the framework by 25 September.It is also launching a second phase of PAII work, aimed at expanding the framework to include infrastructure and private equity, and to address technical issues, such as identifying and measuring material Scope 3 emissions and assessing the potential for methodologies that capture relative impact of climate solutions investment.Besides APG and Church of England Pensions Board, the PAII steering committee include representatives of AP2, Brunel Pension Partnership, LGPS Central, Lloyds Banking Group Pensions Trustees, PKA and TPT Retirement Solutions.The PAII consultation document can be found here. A major collaborative process overseen by some of Europe’s best-known pension investors has produced a framework aimed at enabling asset owners and asset managers to maximise the contribution they can make to keeping global warming to 1.5°C.Published today for consultation, the Net-Zero Investment Framework is the first output of the Paris-Aligned Investment Initiative (PAII), which was established in 2019 by the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC) at the request of European asset owners who felt that a comprehensive approach to help investors take action in support of the Paris Agreement was missing.More than 70 investor members of the IIGCC contributed to the PAII-produced framework across different working groups, and input from a wide range of stakeholders is being sought to help validate and strengthen the proposed framework.APG, Brunel Pension Partnership, Church of England Pensions Board, PKA and Phoenix Group will be putting the framework to the test across their portfolios, including with a view to assessing the financial implications. Source: European ParliamentParis Agreement signing ceremony in the European ParliamentLooking for IPE’s latest magazine? Read the digital edition here.last_img read more

Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , .

Area Volleyball Sectional Scores-Lady Chargers Win Sectional Title

Posted on by

first_imgArea Volleyball Sectional Scores.Saturday (10-14)Class 1A-Sectional 60 @ Hauser.South Decatur over Rising Sun 27-25, 25-18, 23-25, 25-17.Hauser over Oldenburg 25-15, 25-14, 25-11.Championship:  Hauser 25-9, 25-8, 25-3.Class 2A-Sectional 45 @ South Ripley.North Decatur  over Southwestern 25-21, 25-27, 21-25, 25-21, 18-16.South Ripley over Austin 25-21, 25-18, 25-10.Championship:  North Decatur 25-23, 18-25, 25-23, 26-24.Class 3A-Sectional 29 @ Franklin County.Greensburg over Rushville 25-9, 25-11, 25-19.Madison over Lawrenceburg 20-25, 23-25, 25-18, 25-19, 15-12.Championship:  Madison 23-25, 25-22, 24-26, 25-20, 15-10.Class 4A-Sectional 14 @ Columbus North.Bloomington South over East Central 25-19, 25-20, 25-18.Columbus North over Columbus East 25-19, 25-20, 25-18.Championship:  Bloomington South 25-10, 23-25, 25-17, 25-15.The Volleyball Regionals will be taking place on Saturday, October 21st.  Hauser will be going up against Indy Lutheran at Morristown, North Decatur will be squaring off against Christian Academy at Mitchell, Madison will be taking on Silver Creek at Corydon Central, and Bloomington South will be clashing with Providence at Seymour.last_img read more

Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , .

Beatrice ends season with September Fest special

Posted on by

first_imgBEATRICE, Neb. – Beatrice Speedway puts the wraps on its 2014 season with the Friday and Saturday, Sept. 26 and 27 September Fest special.IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified features are on the program both nights in $1,500 to win, minimum $125 to start qualifying events for the 2015 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot.IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Karl Chevrolet North­ern SportMods race for $500 to win and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks for $300 to win each night. Saturday’s Mach-1 Sport Compact feature pays $200 to win.Tow money is $75 for Modifieds and $50 for Stocks, SportMods and Hobbies.IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, re­gional and Allstar Performance State points will be awarded. Gates open at 4 p.m., hot laps are at 6 p.m. and racing starts at 7 p.m. on Friday. Gates open at 3 p.m. on Satur­day, with hot laps at 5:30 p.m. and racing at 6:30 p.m.An open practice runs from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25.More information about September Fest is available from promoter Toby Kruse at 515 231-5444, the track hotline at 402 228-2264 or the track office at 402 223-3158.last_img read more

Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , .

Advocaat: Expect more signings

Posted on by

first_img Advocaat said: “We have brought in players who improve the squad. Too many players last season were very sure of their position and that is more difficult this season. “We have brought in five players and Connor Wickham has gone, and we still hope to bring in one or two players more. “The most important thing is that you have competition – that everybody has to fight for their places. You can see now in training that that is improving.” Jeremain Lens is expected to join Jermain Defoe up front in his new side’s season-opener at Leicester on Saturday, but there will be no place for fellow new boy Yann M’Vila. The French international is short of match fitness after arriving on a season-long loan from Rubin Kazan this week, and is instead expected to start with the reserve squad. Advocaat added: “He is a player who has been very much in form for France. He didn’t do much for the last two years – he went to Russia for a lot of money – but he knows that Sunderland have given him the chance to do well.” The arrival of Lens will raise hopes among home fans that the club’s widely criticised negative approach under former boss Gus Poyet will give way to more permanent examples of the attacking football shown during another last-ditch survival bid. “We had a problem last season making goals and also creating chances, so something was wrong in both midfield and up front and that’s why we bought Lens.” added Advocaat. “He is a very good addition who has pace and can score goals. If we can play attacking football then we have the players who can do that.” Steven Fletcher could challenge for a starting place despite missing the last pre-season friendly against Hannover 96 with a slight knock, but defender Wes Brown is likely to be ruled out. Sunderland boss Dick Advocaat says his summer spending is far from finished as he aims to make his current crop of Black Cats stars fight for their first-team future. Press Associationcenter_img Advocaat has completed five new deals since making his own role at the Stadium of Light permanent at the end of last season, and is eyeing at least two before the end of the transfer window. The Dutchman believes many of his side’s problems during the last campaign came about because a number of players were able to rest on their laurels with their places in the starting line-up assured. last_img read more

Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , .

Little League

Posted on by

first_img State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 admin Bio Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015 Latest posts by admin (see all)center_img BAR HARBOR — Baseball and softball sign-ups are planned for kids ages 9 to 12 from Mount Desert Island and Trenton. Deadline for player sign-up is Friday, April 3. Player registration forms can be picked up at the MDI YMCA, Harbor House and Neighborhood House, and will be distributed by all local schools’ athletic directors. All checks need to be made payable to the Acadian Little League. Fees are $50 per player or $75 per family. Coaches need to call Tony McKim at 288-2469 or 460-4106 for an application, or e-mail: tony.mckim@the1st.com. Coaching/volunteer applications may also be picked up at the YMCA, Harbor House, Neighborhood House or from any local schools’ athletic director. Deadline for coaching applications is Friday, March 27. This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textParticipants in the co-ed farm league for 7 and 8-year-olds also are asked to fill out a player application in order to get a head count of the number of kids for that division. Coaches for farm league will be required to fill out an application. Farm league games will be in Town Hill for 2009. Junior and senior league players should sign up now as well. Please mail or deliver all registrations and checks to Tony McKim, P.O. Box 258, Bar Harbor ME 04609, or drop them off where you picked up the application. Latest Posts House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014last_img read more

Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , .

CBSE Far East Zone Chess Championship 2018 Begins at the Royal Global School

Posted on by

first_imgOur Sports ReporterGUWAHATI: The CBSE Far East Zone Chess Championship 2018 got underway today at the Royal Global School. The championship was inaugurated by Joint Commissioner of Assam Police Diganta Borah. Altogether 50 schools from the Far East zone comprising Chattisgarh, Odisha, West Bengal and Assam are participating in this three-day Team championship event held under the aegis of Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). Royal Global School is the first school from the Northeast Region to have hosted this prestigious event in the long history of CBSE sports.last_img

Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , .

The Latest: Smith back with Orioles after positive test

Posted on by

first_img July 18, 2020 Associated Press The Latest: Smith back with Orioles after positive test Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on sports around the world:___Outfielder Dwight Smith Jr. has rejoined the Baltimore Orioles after missing the start of summer camp following a positive test for the coronavirus. More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sportscenter_img Smith hit .241 with 13 homers and 53 RBIs in 101 games for Baltimore last year. He is expected to be a starter for the rebuilding Orioles, who are coming off two straight 100-loss seasons.___Edmonton Oilers defenseman Caleb Jones says he tested positive for the coronavirus before training camp.Jones said Friday he tested positive when he returned to Edmonton from his home in Dallas. He says he was asymptomatic.The NHL is not releasing the names of players who test positive for the virus, and the league also is no longer revealing which teams players who test positive play for. Smith hopes to be ready to play in Baltimore’s opener at Boston on July 24.“I feel great now,” Smith said on a Zoom call Saturday.Outfielder Anthony Santander also missed the start of camp because of a positive test. He reported on Tuesday.Smith tested positive when camp opened early this month — a result that caught him by surprise.“It was kind of alarming because I really didn’t have symptoms. I didn’t lose taste or smell,” he said. “I felt normal and everybody around me, my family, was fine.” The 23-year-old Jones became the second NHL player to acknowledge a positive test in a media interview. Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews also revealed his positive test.Jones said he completed his 14 days of isolation before camp started, but was held out of main sessions for the first three days as he tried to get himself back up to speed.He said he revealed his positive test “to set the record straight.”“It’s obviously a very weird disease, a weird time in the world right now,” Jones said. “Some people get really affected by it and it can be deadly and other people would never know they had it and I was maybe lucky enough to be in that group. If I had never gotten tested, I would have never realized I had it.”___last_img read more

Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , , .

Update on the latest sports

Posted on by

first_imgUpdate on the latest sports August 22, 2020 UNDATED (AP) — Cleveland Browns cornerback Kevin Johnson has been released from the hospital after suffering a lacerated liver in practice this week.The team said Saturday that Johnson, who signed as a free agent during the offseason, was discharged from University Hospital on Friday and is doing well. The 28-year-old is expected to be back at the team’s facility in the next few days. He’ll have to go through COVID-19 protocols before he can be re-integrated into team activities. The Browns said his status will be evaluated on a “week by week basis.”Johnson was injured when he was landed on by rookie tight end Harrison Bryant as the two were battling for a pass during a red-zone drill.In another positive development for the Browns, Pro Bowl running back Nick Chubb returned to practice Saturday — on a limited basis — after sustaining a concussion earlier this week. In other NFL news: — Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick returned to practice Saturday after a one-day absence for personal reasons. Top draft pick Tua Tagovailoa (TOO’-ah tuhng-ah-vy-LOH’-ah) and former Arizona Cardinals first-round pick Josh Rosen had so-so performances during Fitzpatrick’s absence yesterday, according to coach Brian Flores. Fitzpatrick, a 16-year veteran, was Miami’s most valuable player last year. Tagovailoa is considered a potential franchise quarterback, but he is returning from a serious hip injury in November that ended his Alabama career.— Seattle Seahawks defensive lineman Branden Jackson was “knocked out” and taken off the field on a backboard as a precaution after being injured during the team’s scrimmage. Seattle coach Pete Carroll said Jackson had movement in all his extremities. The injury happened just before halftime of the scrimmage at CenturyLink Field. Jackson appeared to collide helmets with offensive tackle Cedric Ogbuehi and seemed to be unconscious before he landed on the turf. Jackson was eventually loaded into an ambulance and taken to a hospital as a precaution.— Backup Seattle Seahawks offensive lineman Kyle Fuller was suspended for the first two games of the season for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. Fuller will be allowed to practice with the team during preseason. Once the regular season begins, Fuller will not be allowed to return to the active roster until Sept. 21 after Seattle’s Week 2 game against New England. Fuller is in his fourth season out of Baylor.VIRUS OUTBREAK-NEWSUNC clears athletes to practice; football to resume Monday Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNBA PLAYOFFSAntetokounmpo leads efficient Bucks to 121-107 rout of MagicLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo (YAH’-nihs an-teh-toh-KOON’-poh) had 35 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists as the Milwaukee Bucks rolled to a 121-107 victory over the Orlando Magic in the third game of their Eastern Conference first-round series. NBA-NEWSDoncic seeks quick recovery; 76ers, Nets facing quick exitsLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Dallas Mavericks will work around the clock on Luka Doncic, hoping he can be healthy enough to play Sunday. The Philadelphia 76ers and Brooklyn Nets can tell them all about how hard the playoffs are without star guards. Doncic hopes to make a quick recovery and the 76ers and Nets look to avoid quick exits heading into Game 4 of their series. Doncic sprained his left ankle in Game 3 against the Clippers. Dallas coach Rick Carlisle says he will likely be a game-time decision. Philadelphia, without Ben Simmons, is down 3-0 to Boston. Brooklyn faces the same deficit against Toronto. Popov only qualified for the British Open courtesy of a top-10 finish two weeks ago at the Marathon Classic, which she was playing only because higher-ranked players couldn’t attend due to COVID-19 restrictions. Last week, she was playing on the second-tier Symetra Tour in Phoenix last week, tying for second.NASCAR-NASHVILLE PRESIDENTMoses named 1st Black track president in NASCAR historyDOVER, Del. (AP) — Erik Moses has been named president of Nashville Superspeedway, the first Black man to hold that title at any NASCAR track.Moses most recently served as president of the XFL’s DC Defenders and now leads the charge of the scheduled Nashville reboot in 2021. The 1.33-mile concrete track was built in 2001 by Dover Motorsports and hosted NASCAR and IndyCar events until 2011. NBA-COACH OF THE YEARRaptors’ Nick Nurse voted NBA Coach of the YearLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Nick Nurse was voted NBA Coach of the Year on Saturday after leading the defending champion Toronto Raptors to another 50-win season, this time without Kawhi (kuh-WY’) Leonard.Nurse was a runaway winner, receiving 90 first-place votes from a panel of 100 sportswriters and broadcasters. He finished with 470 points.Milwaukee’s Mike Budenholzer was second after leading the Bucks to the best record in the suspended season, earning 147 points. Oklahoma City’s Billy Donovan was third with 134 points. UNDATED (AP) — The Washington Nationals have put star pitcher Stephen Strasburg on the 60-day disabled list, ending his season. Nationals manager Dave Martinez says the right-hander will undergo carpal tunnel surgery next week. Last year’s World Series MVP was initially placed on the injured list Aug. 15. He was scratched from his first two scheduled starts and left his Aug. 14 start after only two-thirds of an inning.The 32-year-old signed a seven-year, $245 million contract with Washington during the offseason. He was 0-1 with a 10.80 ERA in two starts in 2020.Saturday’s move allowed Washington to add right-hander Wil Crowe to the 40-man roster. Crowe, a second-round pick in the 2017 draft, will make his major league debut by starting the second game of the Nationals’ doubleheader on Saturday against the Miami Marlins. Crowe will serve as Washington’s 29th man.In other MLB news: WOMEN’S BRITISH OPENPopov takes 3-shot lead into final round of British OpenTROON, Scotland (AP) — Sophia Popov will take a three-stroke lead into the final round of the Women’s British Open as she goes for her first major title. Popov shot a bogey-free, 4-under 67 to tie the low score of the third round at Royal Troon. The 27-year-old German was 4 under par overall and one of just three players under par after 54 holes. Minjee Lee of Australia and Jasmine Suwannapura of Thailand were the other two after both shot 69 to be tied for second place on 1 under. Three weeks ago, Popov’s ranking was close to No. 400 and she was pushing a trolley for her best friend at an LPGA Tour event. — Yankees star shortstop Gleyber Torres is expected to miss two to three weeks while recovering from strains in his hamstring and quad and pitcher James Paxton won’t throw for 14 days because of a strained left forearm. New York manager Aaron Boone provided the updates. The team worked out at Yankee Stadium after this weekend’s Subway Series at Citi Field was postponed when two members of the Mets tested positive for the coronavirus. Torres, Paxton and reliever Luis Avilan were put on the injured list Friday. Big-hitting Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton and DJ LeMahieu already were on the IL, along with relievers Zack Britton and Tommy Kahnle and backup catcher Kyle Higashioka.— The Indians don’t expect to have Terry Francona on the bench this weekend for a series against Detroit after the manager had a scheduled medical procedure for a gastrointestinal ailment Friday. At this point, it’s not known when Francona, a two-time World Series winner, will return. Francona has already missed 14 games this season with health issues and recently revealed he’s had numerous surgeries in the past year for the condition.— The Phillies got an early jump on the trade deadline, moving to fortify their ineffective bullpen by acquiring relievers Brandon Workman and Heath Hembree from the Boston Red Sox. Philadelphia also got cash and will either receive more cash or a player to be named from the Red Sox, who obtained right-handers Nick Pivetta and Connor Seabold. The trade occurred Friday night while Boston was playing in Baltimore and the Phillies were in Atlanta. Earlier Friday, the Phillies acquired right-handed reliever David Hale from the New York Yankees to help their league-worst bullpen, sending back righty relief prospect Addison Russ.NFL-NEWSBrowns CB Johnson released from hospital after liver injury Players wore masks on their way to the courts and there were no spectators allowed. In women’s action, No. 13 seed Maria Sakkari beat 16-year-old Coco Gauff 6-1, 6-3. Nurse led Toronto to its first title last year in his rookie season, becoming the only coach to win an NBA championship and a G League championship. He won titles in 2011 and 2013 at the NBA’s minor league level.Toronto’s celebration last year was just winding down when Leonard decided to join the Los Angeles Clippers. The Raptors hardly missed a beat without the NBA Finals MVP, rolling to a 53-19 record and the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference. They have a 3-0 lead over the Brooklyn Nets and will try to finish off the sweep Sunday.Nurse is 111-43 in two seasons.MLB-NEWSNationals’ Strasburg is done for season, awaits hand surgery Dover announced the hire before Saturday’s Cup race at the Monster Mile.TENNIS-WESTERN AND SOUTHERN OPENAndy Murray wins 1st match in 9 months; men’s tennis returnsNEW YORK (AP) — Andy Murray has played his first official tennis match in nine months — and the ATP tour has started its first tournament in five months. Murray resumed his climb back from two hip operations with a 7-6 (6), 6-3, 6-1 victory over Frances Tiafoe at the Western & Southern Open. The hard-court tournament normally played in Ohio was moved to the site of the U.S. Open this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. Associated Press Antetokounmpo went 12 of 14 as the top-seeded Bucks shot 56.1% from the floor. Khris Middleton had 17 points, eight rebounds and six assists.The game included a second-quarter scuffle between Orlando forward James Ennis and Milwaukee forward Marvin Williams that led to the ejection of both players.Milwaukee’s blowout gave the Bucks a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series. Game 4 is Monday.In other playoff action:— The Miami Heat continues to pound the Indiana Pacers in their first-round Eastern Conference playoff series, winning Game 3 124-115. CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina has cleared football and multiple other sports to resume workouts after temporarily pausing all athletics activities earlier this week. The school announced the move Saturday, allowing some programs to resume activities Sunday. That list includes the men’s and women’s basketball teams, cross country, field hockey, men’s and women’s soccer, and volleyball. The list also includes the football team, but that program will wait until Monday to resume practice. The announcement comes three days after the decision to pause activities amid rising numbers of coronavirus cases on campus. Those cases led the school to cancel in-person undergraduate classes.In other virus related news:— Mike Milbury is stepping away from broadcasting the rest of the NHL playoffs after his on-air comment that there were no women in the quarantined bubble to disrupt concentration drew widespread criticism. NBC Sports confirmed it was Milbury’s decision to leave and that he remains employed by the network. Thursday night during the Islanders-Capitals telecast, after Brian Boucher talked about the bubbles being “the perfect place” for players who enjoy playing hockey and being with their teammates, Milbury responded there are “not even any women here to disrupt your concentration.”last_img read more

Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , , .

SB : Playing in Carrier Dome brings assorted challenges during two games

Posted on by

first_img Published on March 25, 2012 at 12:00 pm Contact Nick: nctoney@syr.edu | @nicktoneytweets Comments Kelly Saco heard the snap of the ball in her glove and unwillingly exhaled. The Carrier Dome turf wasn’t friendly to Morgan Nandin’s throw from shortstop, and as the ball skipped into first base, Saco caught the ball awkwardly with her glove up against her stomach.‘It came right up to my gut,’ said Saco. ‘I literally caught it with my stomach. It would normally hug the ground, but it didn’t.’Syracuse wasn’t playing softball in a normal place, though. Saco and her teammates had to adjust to their new indoor surroundings on the fly during this past weekend’s Duel at the Dome tournament – the first two Carrier Dome games in SU softball history.That grounder taught Saco the way the ball bounces on an indoor field normally used for football and lacrosse. The senior said players noted how the turf affected the ball during practice in Manley Field House this week, but the nuances of the Dome caught a few players off guard at first.Third baseman Carey-Leigh Thomas said that adjusting to the lights inside was an issue, too.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text‘It took some time to figure out,’ said Thomas, who was 2-for-3 with a home run against Colgate on Friday. ‘We made an adjustment, and I think it worked.’Jenna Caira, SU’s starting pitcher for both indoor games last weekend, said it took some time to adjust her team’s new home field, too. The senior surrendered only one hit against Colgate on Friday, but a tournament of local softball teams left SU pitchers with a worn-out mound for Saturday.But Caira, who gave up four runs on Saturday, said Canisius hitters were able to acclimate quickly to indoor play and didn’t mention the mound conditions.Other parts of the game had to be changed to accommodate indoor play. A field that was 10 feet shorter down the left field line than at SU Softball Stadium didn’t aid Caira and the SU pitching staff.Canisius’ Lizzy Gatto’s three-run home run in the top of the fifth inning might have been caught if SU held this game outdoors. Gatto hit a line drive that wrapped itself around the foul pole set up by the SU football locker room, and the ball sneaked over the wall and into the bleachers.Caira credited Gatto’s patience at the plate for that home run and didn’t blame the field dimensions. But other kinks need to be ironed out before another indoor game. Outfielder Shirley Daniels said she ‘tweaked’ her neck sliding into second base after Friday’s game. Canisius second baseman Katie Medina was also hurt sliding into second base Sunday and was taken out of the game.‘It felt different sliding inside,’ Daniels said. ‘I eventually got the hang of it.’Limited space for the players created additional issues. The first few rows of bleachers were used as one bench for both teams, and SU players had to share a single staircase with opposing players to reach the field. Once there, SU coach Leigh Ross said it was a ‘tight squeeze’ for players who had less foul territory for an on-deck circle than normal.The field only utilized 50 yards of turf, though. A blue curtain split the Dome field in half, but the other half was only used as a bullpen for relief pitchers.Ross said future indoor softball tournaments would build upon what SU and the Carrier Dome staff learned by playing this weekend.‘We’ll change a few things for next time,’ Ross said. ‘The crew put a double-base at first that we needed to cut off. And we’ve had discussions about the bench and the field space. But overall, in such a short amount of time, they did a great job.’nctoney@syr.educenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , .