Sacramento Kings’ Jabari Parker, Alex Len test positive for COVID-19

first_imgStatement from Jabari Parker:— Sacramento Kings (@SacramentoKings) June 24, 2020Kings center Alex Len, 27, said he was tested Tuesday in Sacramento.“I want to thank the Sacramento Kings for their great care and the NBA for putting the protocols in place to allow me to catch this early,” Len said in a statement posted on Instagram. “I have immediately entered isolation and look forward to being cleared and rejoining my teammates for our playoff push.”The Kings, along with 21 other teams, are scheduled to resume play next month after the NBA season was put on hold in March due to the coronavirus pandemic. On June 4, the league’s Board of Governors approved games to resume on July 30 in Orlando, Florida.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailcmannphoto/iStockBy ABC NEWS(NEW YORK) — Two professional basketball players on the Sacramento Kings revealed Wednesday that they have tested positive for the novel coronavirus.Kings forward Jabari Parker, 25, said he had received the positive results “several days ago” and “immediately” isolated himself in Chicago.“I am progressing in my recovery and feeling well,” Parker said in a statement released by the team. “I look forward to joining my teammates in Orlando as we return to the court for the resumption of the NBA season.” June 25, 2020 /Sports News – National Sacramento Kings’ Jabari Parker, Alex Len test positive for COVID-19 Written by Beau Lundlast_img read more

International Women’s Festival begins in Oxford

first_imgThe main event, “Threads ofLiberation” will take place on the 6thof March at 7pm in the Oxford TownHall. During the evening, a variety ofmediums such as dance, music andpoetry will be used to showcase theexperience of women from a varietyof different backgrounds. Accordingto the Festival organisers contactedby Cherwell, Annelise Dodds, OxfordEast MP, will be attending andspeaking. A spokesperson for the Oxford International Women’s Festival Collective told Cherwell that the event the Women’s Liberation Conference, which was held last Saturday, and according to a Festival spokesperson “encouraged many women to question women’s role in society and to campaign for women’s equality and equality of opportunity.” There was some controversy regarding the event as Oxford History Professor, Selena Todd, was allegedly asked by organisers not to speak. Over the course of the next fortnight, events will aim to showcase the progress made by women as well as to highlight the different experiences of women from a variety of backgrounds. A diverse range of events, such as discussions, exhibitions, marches, action days, retreats and film nights, will celebrate the diversity of women. On Sunday 8th March, a walk from Oxford City Centre to Cowley Road has been organised to raise awareness about violence experienced by women. Starting at 6 pm, the event aims to “Walk aimed to reclaim spaces women may avoid for fear of violence, sexual harassment or rape, and to raise awareness about violence against women.” Although all are welcome at the celebration on Cowley Road, the walk is women- only. An exhibition on Afrikan Amazon women will take place at the Fusion Arts & East Oxford, Community Centre from the 3rd March until the 14th March. The exhibition will feature “unsung heroes” as well as the women of the Windrush Generation.center_img A workshop on Saturday 7th March from 10am will educate people on FGM. The workshop, organised by Oxford Against Cutting, will according to a spokesperson “use creative arts projects and advocacy to raise awareness of FGM and other harmful practices.” The Festival, which will end on the 14th of March, was inspired by the 50th anniversary of the first Women’s Liberation Conference which was held at Ruskin College, Oxford in February 1970. At the original event, women came together and demanded equal pay, improved education, twenty-four-hour nurseries, free contraception and abortion on demand, as well as a commitment to campaign on other issues as they arose. According to a Festival spokesperson, the event aims to “celebrate and support women’s struggles as well as their creativity.” The 31st International Women’s Festival in Oxford began this term and will involve two weeks of events on the theme of “threads of Liberation.” The fortnight kicked off with the Women’s Liberation Conference which took place on Saturday 29th February. last_img read more

Cape May County Supports Increase in Shore Protection Fund

first_imgBeaches are the gem of Ocean City’s tourism economy. Cape May County freeholders passed a resolution on Tuesday supporting an increase in state funding for the “Shore Protection Fund,” from $25 million to $50 million. There is a bill in the Assembly and Senate that would increase that allotment.The Shore Protection Fund provides important funding that allows the state and municipalities to engage in cost-share partnerships with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on shore protection projects, including beach restoration and maintenance. “We have to support our communities and provide the necessary resources to protect themselves,” Freeholder Jeffrey Pierson said in a press release. “We have families that live in beachfront communities up and down the coasts, along with thousands of businesses. The state should do more to help them.”The Shore Protection Fund is funded by the State Realty Transfer Fee, and it is currently capped at $25 million, an amount that has not been adjusted since 1999. The pending bills in the Assembly, A-639 and Senate, S-1071, would increase the cap on funding for the Shore Protection Fund to $50 million. “This fund hasn’t seen an adjustment since before people were worried about Y2K,” said Freeholder Director Gerald M. Thornton. “Costs for projects increase over time and if your funding doesn’t match those increases you will be doing fewer projects.” Thornton continued, “We need to do more to protect our shore communities throughout the state of New Jersey.”The resolution passed by the freeholders notes the devastating effects of Superstorm Sandy has made it clear that the current funding formula is not adequate to allow the state and towns to fund recovery projects.last_img read more

Troopers arrest South Bend man on federal warrant, additional drug charges

first_img Pinterest Facebook Google+ Facebook Twitter Google+ By Jon Zimney – February 8, 2021 0 559 IndianaLocalNews WhatsApp (Photo supplied/Indiana State Police) A South Bend man has been arrested on a federal warrant, as well as additional charges after a search for him came to an end.It was just after 4 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 5, when Indiana State Troopers located and arrested Michael Kindley, 44, on the warrant and additional charges after finding him in possession of a handgun and drugs.Troopers with the Indiana State Police All Crimes Policing Team worked with the U.S. Marshals Service and officers from the Mishawaka Police Department Street Crimes Unit, and St. Joseph County Police Department to successfully locate Kindley at a home in the 1200 block of South 32nd Street in South Bend.While taking Kindley into custody troopers located the handgun, approximately 60 grams of suspected methamphetamine, suspected heroin, suspected marijuana, numerous items of drug paraphernalia, and a moped reported stolen out of Mishawka, according to Indiana State Police.Kindley was taken to the St. Joseph County Jail on the active warrant for felon in possession of a firearm and also arrested on preliminary charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm, dealing methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, dealing a narcotic, possession of a narcotic, possession of stolen property, and possession of marijuana. Twitter Troopers arrest South Bend man on federal warrant, additional drug charges Pinterest WhatsApp Previous articleCold and snowy weather is here to stay this weekNext articleSt. Joseph County Prosecutor pushing for tougher laws to curb catalytic converter thefts Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney.last_img read more

The Wood Brothers Deliver Soul-Filled Performance At The Fillmore [Gallery]

first_imgLoad remaining images The Wood Brothers are truly something special. The band, comprised of brothers Chris and Oliver Wood with multi-instrumentalist Jano Rix, continue to captivate with soulful performances of music steeped in the Americana tradition. They certainly captivated fans at The Fillmore in San Francisco, CA earlier this week, playing the renowned concert venue and bringing their best to the stage. After an opening set from the Shook Twins, it was a non-stop celebration with the Brothers, bringing a bounty of original music to the Northern California venue. They encored with fan favorites “Luckiest Man” and “One More Day,” sending folks home smiling after a long night dancing.Check out the setlist and a full gallery below, courtesy of Christopher Baldwin.last_img read more

Yonder Mountain String Band Adds 2019 Summer Tour Dates

first_imgJamgrass quintet Yonder Mountain String Band has expanded their upcoming 2019 summer tour, which will feature support from genre-bending string band Arkansauce.Yonder’s newly announced dates will see the band offer up performances at Mancelona, MI’s Mt Mancelona (8/3); Kalamazoo, MI’s Bell’s Eccentric Café (8/4); Wausau, WI’s Grand Theatre (8/6); Moline, IL’s Rust Belt East (8/8); and St Louis, MO’s The Pageant (8/10). The band will wrap the summer tour with a previously announced performance at Morrison, CO’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre on August 16th along with John Butler Trio.Tickets for Yonder’s newly added shows go on sale this Friday, May 31st at 10 a.m.Yonder Mountain String Band continues their tour tonight, Wednesday, with a performance at Wichita, KS’s Wave, followed by upcoming stops in Ozark, AK (5/30); Huntsville, AL (5/31); Canton, NC (6/1); and Isle of Palms, SC (6/2).See below for a full list of Yonder Mountain String Band’s upcoming tour dates. For ticketing and more information, head to the band’s website.Yonder Mountain String Band 2019 Tour Dates (newly added dates bolded):5/29 Wichita, KS Wave5/30 Ozark, AR Backwoods at Mulberry Mountain5/31 Huntsville, AL SideTracks Music Hall6/01 Canton, NC Cold Mountain Music at Lake Logan6/02 Isle Of Palms, SC The Windjammer6/04 Annapolis, MD Rams Head On Stage6/05 Newport News, VA Boathouse Live6/06 Rocky Mount, VA Harvester Performance Center6/07 Wilmington, NC Brooklyn Arts Center at St. Andrews6/08 Greenville, NC The State Theatre6/21 Telluride, CO Sheridan Opera House6/22 Telluride, CO 46th Telluride Bluegrass Festival7/19 & 20 North Plains, OR Northwest String Summit7/24 Hartford, CT Infinity Music Hall and Bistro7/25 Asbury Park, NJ The Stone Pony7/26 McKees Rocks, PA Roxian Theatre7/27 Baldwinsville, NY Paper Mill Island Amphitheater7/28 Scranton, PA The Peach Music Festival7/31 Columbus, OH A&R Music Bar8/01 Lexington, KY The Burl8/02 Ann Arbor, MI The Ark8/03 Mancelona, MI Mt Mancelona8/04 Kalamazoo, MI Bell’s Eccentric Café8/06 Wausau, WI The Grand Theatre  8/08 Moline, IL The Rust Belt East8/09 Kansas City, MO Crossroads KC8/10 St Louis, MO The Pageant 8/16 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Park and AmphitheatreView Tour Dateslast_img read more

Fuel efficiency

first_imgBehind the wheel• Stop aggressive driving. Speeding, rapid acceleration and braking cuts mileage by up to 33 percent on the highway and by 5 percent in the city.• Obey the speed limit. Gas mileage decreases rapidly above 60 mph. • Use the overdrive gear if available to reduce engine speed. • Use cruise control to maintain a steady speed on the highway.• Pack lightly and avoid putting items on the vehicle’s roof. An extra 100 pounds in the trunk cuts fuel economy by as much as 2 percent. • Turn the car off when stopped for longer than one minute. Idling gets 0 mpg.• Combine errands and plan routes. Several short trips taken from cold starts can use twice as much fuel as a multipurpose trip of the same distance with a warm engine. Riding bikes, walking, telecommuting, using public transportation or car pooling are other ways to save gas and money. “Bike sales are way up, along with fuel-efficient vehicles, including scooters, hybrids and compacts,” Rupured said.(April Sorrow is a news editor with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.) By April SorrowUniversity of GeorgiaIn the wake of Hurricane Ike, gasoline prices have surged to new highs. In Georgia, gas averages more than $4 a gallon, a record. Prices may lower in the coming weeks, but drivers should still try to get the most out of every gallon, says a University of Georgia expert. Gas now costs a dollar more per gallon than it did this time last year. It costs 40 cents more per gallon than last month, said Michael Rupured, a consumer financial expert with UGA Cooperative Extension.“The current spike is temporary, but high gas prices are very likely here to stay,” he said. “It’s very unlikely that we’ll see gas prices below $3 per gallon again. While the current spike is a direct result of (Hurricane) Ike, it did not cause prices to go up everywhere. We can expect that gas prices will return to a more reasonable rate in the near future.” To get the most miles per gallon, and regardless of high or low prices, the U.S. Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency offers these tips: Basic maintenance pays off• Keep the car tuned. A faulty oxygen sensor, for example, can reduce mileage by as much as 40 percent. • Replace dirty air filters.• Properly inflate tires. Every 1 psi drop in pressure can lower mileage by .4 percent. • Use the manufacturer’s recommended motor oil with “Energy Conserving” on its American Petroleum Institute label.last_img read more

How financial technology is transforming the loan industry

first_img 62SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr The world of loans is changing at a rapid pace thanks to fintech (financial technology) and technological tools that have increased loan process efficiency, lender competition, and resources available to both lenders and consumers. In 2014, more than 500 fintech startups received funding, and you can be sure that even more are emerging today to help both lenders and consumers in the loan process. As fintech transforms the way lenders and consumers approach the loan process, financial institutions will have to keep up with trends in order to stay ahead. Learn more about the way fintech is changing the mortgage, student loan, peer-to-peer loan, and auto loan industries.Mortgages: eClosings on the riseA 2014 study by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) found that consumers were dissatisfied with the mortgage closing process, particularly the reviewing and signing of documents. The CFPB then studied 3,000 consumers and found that electronic closings — also known as eClosings — resulted in better consumer understanding of the mortgage closing process, a more efficient closing process, and greater feelings of consumer empowerment during the closing process. Although adoption of eClosings is currently low, we expect that lenders will increasingly rely on this technology in the near future. continue reading »last_img read more

Proposed US sanctions against Antigua & Barbuda escalates

first_imgThe United States House of Representatives has now taken up the call made in the Senate to levy sanctions against Antigua and Barbuda.ST JOHN’S, Antigua– Antigua and Barbuda continues gain attention in both houses of the United States Congress as 10 US Representatives recently introduced a Congressional Resolution also calling for sanctions to be levied against the eastern Caribbean territory.This December 23 resolution follows the one introduced December 8 in the Senate, which called for “provision of all further direct or indirect aid or assistance, including assistance derived from Federal funds, by the United States Government to the Government of Antigua & Barbuda should be suspended until the Government of Antigua & Barbuda provides complete redress of the issues…”These issues relate to the Allen Stanford ponzi scheme that was based in Antigua, and Half Moon Bay land acquisition by the Antiguan government, both scandals which the US Congressmen piloting the two resolutions say disenfranchised US investors. The House Resolution 507, led by Representative Mike Coffman of Colorado, states that the “Government of Antigua and Barbuda has committed numerous acts against the interests of United States citizens and operated the financial sector and judicial system of Antigua and Barbuda in a manner that is manifestly contrary to the public policy of the United States.”The resolution is also backed by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith, Representatives John Culberson and Pete Sessions, all of Texas; Representatives Jeff Boustany and Bill Cassidy, both of Louisiana; Representative Jo Bonner of Alabama; Representative John Duncan of Tennessee; Representative Greg Harper of Mississippi; and Representative Blaine Luetkemeyer of Missouri.Similarly to the previous Senate Resolution, it calls for “provision of all further direct or indirect aid or assistance, including assistance derived from Federal funds, by the United States Government to the Government of Antigua and Barbuda should be suspended until the Government of Antigua and Barbuda provides complete redress of the issues described”, including the return of all expropriated lands, full co-operation with all investigations and court matters related to the Stanford fraud, and a sizeable donation of funds to the receivership to benefit victims of the fraud.In addition, the resolution echoes the Senate request that, “the Secretary of the Treasury should direct the United States Executive Directors of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the International Development Association (commonly known as the ‘‘World Bank’’) and the International Monetary Fund to use the voice and vote of the United States to ensure that any future loan made by the World Bank or the International Monetary Fund to the Government of Antigua and Barbuda is conditioned on providing complete redress of the matters, and satisfaction of the requirements.”This move in both seats of Congress is receiving strong backing from the Stanford Victims Coalition. Director and Founder Angela Shaw, in commenting on the Congressional resolutions, suggested that these actions would force the hand of the Antigua and Barbuda government, which she alleged had not been acting in the interest of Stanford’s victims from more than 65 countries in the almost three years since the scandal broke.The resolution has been referred to the US House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs for a formal vote. The earlier Senate Resolution is now pending a vote by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Caribbean 360 News Tweet 72 Views   no discussions NewsRegional Proposed US sanctions against Antigua & Barbuda escalates by: – December 30, 2011 Sharecenter_img Share Sharing is caring! Sharelast_img read more

Arteta ‘really pleased’ as Arsenal defeat Sheffield Utd to reach FA Cup semis

first_img The Gunners are into the semifinals after Dani Ceballos’ 91st winner settled the tie 2-1.Advertisement Arsenal boss, Mikel Arteta, admitted he’s delighted with their FA Cup triumph at Sheffield United. Loading… Promoted Content5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksTop 10 Tiniest Phones Ever Made2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love With6 Natural History Museums That Have World’s Greatest CollectionsWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?10 Most Evil Female Characters In Disney Movies8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?What Happens When You Eat Eggs Every Single Day?A Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day Arteta said, “I am really pleased. This is a difficult place to come and get a win. We are back at Wembley. I am really happy with the attitude and performance of the players. “It is a great opportunity to try and win a title and play in Europe. We have played four away games since the restart. Thank you to the Premier League for our calendar playing every three days. But we go again on Wednesday. “I knew Sheffield United were going to have moments. They are so good at their game plans and putting teams under pressure. We conceded form a long throw which is so hard to defend. But we were able to win the game.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more