first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Thursday’s sports events:MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLINTERLEAGUEN.Y. Yankees 8, Pittsburgh 6Baltimore 5, Philadelphia 5Boston 13, Washington 5Detroit 7, Atlanta 6Houston 7, Miami 5Philadelphia 11, Toronto 5Kansas City 3, San Diego 2Oakland 10, Chi Cubs 3Arizona 10, Cleveland 7AMERICAN LEAGUESeattle 8, Chi White Sox 3Texas 10, L.A. Angels 6Tampa Bay 1, Minnesota 0NATIONAL LEAGUEN.Y. Mets 3, St. Louis 2Milwaukee 10, Cincinnati 8Colorado 7, L.A. Dodgers 7San Francisco 6, Milwaukee 2NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONIndiana 122, Minnesota 115Orlando 103, Golden State 96Cleveland 125, N.Y. Knicks 118Houston 121, Miami 118Philadelphia 108, Oklahoma City 104Utah 111, Denver 104NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUEN.Y. Islanders 6, Toronto 1OT Columbus 4, Philadelphia 3Edmonton 4, Ottawa 2Boston 4, Tampa Bay 1Arizona 5, Vancouver 2SO Vegas 6, Florida 5OT Dallas 4, L.A. Kings 3TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL(1) Gonzaga 86, Pacific 66(9) Michigan 82, Nebraska 53(24) Wofford 80, Chattanooga 54California 76, (25) Washington 73Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Beau Lund Written bycenter_img March 1, 2019 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 2/28/19last_img read more

first_imgThe BDS movement was set up in 2007, and is described on its website as a “global movement for a campaign of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel until it complies with international law and Palestinian rights.”Eylon Aslan-Levy, a third-year PPEist at Brasenose, spoke against the motion in the OUSU meeting. He told Cherwell, “It is disturbing that OUSU is debating whether to join an academic and cultural boycott on Israel: that a university, dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge and truth, should blacklist the universities, cultural groups or civil society of any country, is an outrage.”Ben Goldstein, a PPEist from Lincoln, stated, “Motions like this are highly divisive to JCRs, and alienate people (such as the hundreds of Israeli students and many Jews) from OUSU. BDS is a radical movement which will harm process towards a two-state solution; it implies the rejection of important Israeli academics and its intentions are radical in a way that the majority of Oxford students are not.”The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel, endorsed by BDS, urges “colleagues in the international community” to “refrain from participation in any form of academic and cultural cooperation, collaboration or joint projects with Israeli institutions.”In 2006, the National Association of Teachers in Further and Higher Education (Natfhe) voted a motion in favour of a boycott of Israeli lecturers and academic institutions who do not publicly dissociate themselves from Israel’s “apartheid policies, including the construction of the exclusion wall, and discriminatory educational practices.” Some academics described the academic boycott as being anti-semitic in effect.Cousens defended her motion, claiming, “There is a history and a current appetite within NUS for constructive engagement to support human rights. Last year a Freedom for Palestine motion was passed and the boycott of Eden Springs and Veolia, two companies that are involved in the violation of the rights of Palestinians, means that this motion is the logical progression and so should command high levels of support. The investment in arms companies that supply Israel, such as BAE systems to name just one, is an example of Oxford University being implicated in the violation of human rights in Palestine and Israel.”Debate at the meeting centred on how political OUSU should be. One side argued that delaying the vote would cause an “atmosphere of contention” in the university and that Oxford University should be a “depoliticised campus” with “freedom of thought.” The other side called this a “tyranny of silence” and compared backing the BDS movement to the boycott of the South African football team in the 1980s. James Norrie, a DPhil student at Wolfson, argued, “The apolitical argument is actually just a political – but right wing – position which seeks to validate and support the status quo.”It was also mentioned that in May 2011, the then-president of the NUS, Aaron Porter personally denounced a previous motion to “strongly condemn Israel’s siege on Gaza and actively campaign for it to be lifted in accordance with international law.”James Newton, who proposed the amendment to delay the vote said, “I’m really glad that the amendment went through this evening. Hopefully this will also be setting a precedent at OUSU that JCRs will be fully consulted on big issues like this.” OUSU has delayed voting on a motion which calls for the NUS to boycott Israel as 18 common rooms are yet to decide their stance on the motion.Voting was due to occur at the 5th week OUSU meeting. However, an amendment was suggested and passed, claiming that the motion’s “controversial” nature meant that Common Rooms needed more time to debate the issue. The original motion will now be debated and voted on in the 7th week OUSU meeting.The motion states that “We [OUSU and the NUS] have a moral responsibility to fight injustice” and demands that Israel end its occupation of “all Arab lands.” It goes on to say “Palestinian civil society, including organisations in Gaza, has called for a campaign of Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel until it complies with international law.” These measures are described as “non-violent punitive”.The motion was proposed by Emily Cousens of Wadham and originally seconded by Yulin Zhang of Wolfson College. However, in emails to OUSU reps, OUSU president David Townsend stated that the seconder dropped out after “reflecting on the issue and not being comfortable with it.” He also acknowledged the “potentially controversial” nature of the motion. The three resolutions of the proposed motion are to “Condemn violence and successive breaches of international law by both Israel and Palestine”; to join the BDS movement against Israel; and thirdly, to “Conduct research into Higher Education institutions’ contacts, relations, investment and commercial relationships that may be implicated in violating Palestinian human rights as stated by the BDS movement.”This motion, if passed, will be presented as OUSU’s position at the next NUS conference and hence as being representative of the views of Oxford students. A motion has already been passed by Wadham SU for Wadham to officially join the BDS movement and to “Pressure the university to divest itself from and terminate any contracts with companies that are complicit with Israeli violations of international law.”last_img read more

first_imgTo the Editor:As a parent who has three children in this school from preschool, I am so upset to hear about the change being made with Mr. Belton’s position. He is a wonderful person and an excellent asset to Henry E. Harris. I have personally dealt with him for situations and he is always thorough and respectful and makes sure the children are always put first and taken care of. Mr. Belton is not just a person that shows up to do his job every day. He knows the children personally, can tell you who their siblings are, and what activities and sports they participate in. I can honestly say that my children will be devastated with him leaving our staff. He is a kind hearted person that the children look up to and try to be more like, which I am so thankful for. While being kind and friendly to the students, he is also firm with them to show them authority and that is why they respect him. He inspires them to continue working hard and to try hard on an everyday basis.The Board of Education is not simply reassigning Mr. Belton; they are pulling away a positive role model for so many children that have been with him for a while. I believe that he will be a great asset as part of the Board of Education regardless of his position. However, I also believe that he can be much more influential and effective as our vice principal; which would be more beneficial to us as a community and more importantly much more beneficial to our children. MARGARET WEIMMERlast_img read more

first_imgUK Point of Sale (Heaton Mersey, Stockport) has launched a range of multi-tier leaflet dispensers that can be connected to create different shaped displays.A total of five connectable leaflet dispensers, up to four tiers high, can be attached by easy-to-use joining clips. The clear dispensers are available in A4 and A5 portrait styles.In addition, the range is complemented by three new arrivals: four-, six- and eight-compartment business card holders with wall-mounted and free-standing options available.last_img read more

first_imgTom Herbert is a fifth-generation baker and director of Hobbs House Bakery, a multi-award-winning craft bakery, based in Gloucestershire”When are you opening?” I have fielded this question a hundred times as tradesmen in high-visibility jackets squat and stretch all over our new shop in Cirencester. The soft opening date came and went, as square pegs were planed and sanded to seamlessly fit round holes and, as the beginning of the financial year, 1 May, sidled up to us, we opened.With the need for sales pressing like a migraine on the frontal cortex, an unfinished shop was no excuse for not opening. In my scales of commerce, there is a self-conscious, eye-for-detail perfectionism and a desire to show organisational skills and competency in one pan, and the need for sales, willing and trained staff and waiting customers in the other. We had a no-brainer in the weightier pan and opened the shop in its unfinished state.Once the all important location has been found, to open you only need:l the right product for the people – checkl a trained team, with passion and knowledge a prerequisite – checkl an enterprising relationship with local traders, suppliers and the powers-that-be (bank manager, EHO and so on) – checkl and a table and a bumbag for the displaying and selling of bread – check.Our new concept is tight and timeless. A small shop rammed to the rafters with handmade and fresh produce that builds on the farmers’ market model. With a beautiful glowing counter opening onto the thoroughfare, teasing passers-by with exquisite patisserie and challenging bread samples, customers don’t even have to come in to engage with this renewed notion of bakery.We make bread that people want and are unable to get elsewhere. All the things we will sell to support the bread sales are punchy. Our little hatch shop is a theatre of all things bread and bakery, complete with star acts and key props – the bread chandelier has caused a stir! – and the loose style in which we have opened has allowed us to tweak the emphasis and find advantage that a fully functioning shop would certainly have denied us.”Open” is a state of mind – you shouldn’t be restricted to 9-5. As a baker in want of customers, we had to be open to opportunity, feel the need and take sales where we could – and that’s a 24-6 [email protected]last_img read more

first_imgVulfpeck didn’t fly all the way to Colorado just to play Red Rocks Amphitheatre with The Motet and Medeski, Martin, and Wood – though most bands would be totally satisfied doing just that. But no, the funk quartet announced from the stage this evening that they will be performing a very special surprise show tomorrow at The Fox Theatre in Boulder, with special guest and frequent collaborator Antwaun Stanley and Analog Son.The doors for the all-ages surprise show will open at 8:30PM, with a hard show time of 9:00PM. Tickets are currently on-sale right here. Don’t miss out!For good times, enjoy this video of Vulfpeck performing Stevie Wonder’s “I Wish” with Antwaun Stanley and Cory Henry:last_img read more

first_imgRecommendations: Crawfish Monica, Soft Shell Crab Po-Boy, Crawfish Bread, Alligator Pie, Fried Oyster Po-Boy, Café Au Lait, Fried Sweet Potato Chips, Trio Plate of Crawfish Sack, Oyster Patty, and Crawfish BeignetSee a full list of the food available at the Fairgrounds here.Howlin’ Wolf/RepublicWarehouse District/Central Business District Fine Dining: Boucherie, Dante’s Kitchen, Carrollton MarketLaid Back: Jaques-imo’s, DTB, WayfareOne Eyed Jacks/House of BluesFrench Quarter Fine Dining: Compère Lapin, Cochon, Peche, Meril, Tommy’s, Herbsaint, AnnunciationLaid Back: Cochon Butcher, Lucy’s Retired Surf Bar, Auction House Market, CarmoFrenchman Street Fine Dining: Bayona, Court of Two Sisters, Brennan’s, SylvainLaid Back: Felipe’s, Green GoddessTipitina’sUptown/Garden District Fine Dining: Maypop, GW Fins, Domenica, Arnaud’s, Willa Jean, Borgne, Restaurant R’evolution, LukeLaid Back: Johnny Sanchez, Juan’s Flying Burrito, Felix’s Oyster Bar, Cleo’s, Company BurgerMaple LeafUptown/Carrollton If New Orleans Jazz Fest plans are in your future, your taste buds are undoubtedly watering with the anticipation of perfectly char-grilled oysters, cajun-spiced crawfish, savory po-boys, and all of the fried, doughy, intense, mouthwatering deliciousness your mind can conjure up. New Orleans is not just a city; it’s a lifestyle, fueled by one of the richest culinary experiences in the country.Nearly half a million dedicated music lovers make the pilgrimage each year to partake in the annual celebration of New Orleans culture and heritage. The 48-year-old festival pays homage to its city’s history with a diverse array of music, food, and activities that represent the many cultures of the New Orleans gumbo.The eats at the festival proper constitute some of the best the city has to offer, with a huge selection of traditional dishes and things you won’t find anything else. However, the city transforms into an entirely different world after dark when the late night music scene takes over. With shows going well into the wee hours of the morning, you’re going to want to make sure you fuel up. Here are some of our top picks for pre- or post-show eats, organized by the venues they’re near and brought to you by @EatHearNow.L4LM’s Guide To New Orleans Jazz Fest Late Night ShowsNote: The term “Fine Dining” is used loosely here. Mostly everywhere in NOLA is relatively casual, especially during Jazz Fest.At The Fairgrounds Laid Back: Dat Dog, Port of Call, Three Muses, Adolfo’s, Cafe NegrilJoy Theater/Saenger Theatre/Civic TheatreCentral Business District/Warehouse District Fine Dining: Shaya, Dick & Jenny’s, La Petite Grocery, SaffronLaid Back: Casamento’s, Nomiya, MagasinWe’re closing out Jazz Fest festivities on 5/6 by bringing everyone together for a vegan sushi pop-up dinner at Carrollton Market before the Herbie Hancock Tribute show at The Maison. Kelseay Dukae’s Veganori is pairing with Live for Live Music & EatHearNow to offer a bundle discount to the dinner + show. The four-course vegan dinner will include drink pairings with each course, including a sushi sampler of different types of vegan sushi rolls. Get more info & tickets here. You can check out Live For Live Music’s full guide to Jazz Fest Late Nights in our guide here. See you down in the Crescent City!last_img read more

first_imgIn an administrative position that requires communicating with trustees, University officers, faculty, alumni and students, Vice President for Student Affairs Fr. Mark Poorman said the core of his job is looking out for the individual student’s experience.“Sometimes you never know when you get up in the morning how your day is going to unfold because with 11,400 students, there are a lot of stories, a lot of concerns and a lot of crises,” he said.Poorman, who has headed the Office of Student Affairs for 11 years, announced in the fall that he will step down as vice president — a job which he said is one of the “most gratifying things” he has done as a Holy Cross priest.Fr. Thomas Doyle, executive vice president at the University of Portland, will replace Poorman June 30.“It’s time. There are some other things I want to do. I always loved teaching, and I want to return to theology and teaching,” Poorman said as the end of the year and the end of his tenure approaches. “I think it’s time for other people to assume leadership and bring ideas to student life.”Looking back on the past 11 years, Poorman said a constant challenge as an administrator at Notre Dame was balancing academics and Catholicism at the University.“We have said from the beginning that we want to have both true academic excellence and deepen Catholic character,” he said. “We live in a culture that sometimes wonders whether we can do both.”But Poorman cited a strong campus ministry program and students active in religious life as evidence that it is possible to merge academics and religion.“I think the Catholic character pervades everything we do,” he said.Leading an office with a central focus on student life, Poorman said his tenure as vice president has had several focuses, namely integrating academics into campus life, overseeing construction of two new residence halls, as well as several other building projects and diversity initiatives.Poorman led Student Affairs through the construction of Duncan and Ryan Halls, the renovation of the counseling and health care offerings in Saint Liam’s Hall and the use of Coleman-Morse Center to house Campus Ministry.Ryan and Duncan Halls, as well as putting into place plans for the construction of two new dorms, were important initiatives for maintaining the quality of life in the dorms and solving the problem of overcrowding in the residence halls, Poorman said.“There have been lots of initiatives to improve residential life over past 10 years,” he said.“We want to un-crowd current residence halls to meet a national standard for personal space, study space and social space.”Poorman said the renovation of Saint Liam’s Hall was part of a push to address student health concerns like alcohol abuse and mental health issues.“I think we have a lot more students with serious issues like depression and anxiety. We’ve done some soul searching about the appropriate level of service for students with stronger needs,” he said. “That’s been with us, and we are constantly are strategizing about how to address it.”During Poorman’s time in Student Affairs, the Office also created the Gender Relations Center and restructured the Core Council for Gay and Lesbian students.“In the course of past decade, we have worked really hard to create and sustain a welcoming and inclusive environment for all students, including gay and lesbian students,” he said. “I think we have some terrific support for gay and lesbian students, like Coffee in CoMo and StaND Against Hate Week. I’m very proud of what been able to do in last decade.”But he said the accomplishments of the Office in the past 11 years are a credit to a large staff.“My colleagues in Student Affairs are shining examples of the superb educational and pastoral leadership that characterizes Notre Dame’s student life, and I owe them and others an enormous debt of gratitude for all that we have achieved together,” he said.Recently, Poorman helped student government established a new Transpo route that runs Friday and Saturday nights, taking students off campus for the evening. Student government did the legwork to create the route and partially funded it, along with Student Affairs.“I think at the beginning, we wondered whether the ridership would be strong, but after first couple weekends realized students would actually use service,” Poorman said of helping push through the Transpo initiative. “Our primary concern was the safety and welfare of students, and I think the service has been a great step forward.”Former student body president Grant Schmidt, who worked with Poorman on the Transpo initiative, said the priest makes students his first priority.“What’s so incredible is that despite his challenging responsibilities, he fulfills them with such a great approach — an approach that constantly keeps students as the focus,” Schmidt said. “And because of that, students flock to him.”Poorman said forming relationships with students is central to his vocation as a Holy Cross priest.“I live with students, I teach students, I pray with students, I oversee the quality of their lives as an administrator,” he said. “I’m very blessed in that all that contact gives me great access to students and vice versa.”In the fall, Poorman will take an academic leave to serve as a visiting scholar at Santa Clara University in California before returning to Notre Dame to rejoin the theology faculty full time. He said he will possibly teach a class in the spring.“I feel so blessed and grateful,” he said of the past 11 years. “My basic sense is just tremendous gratitude.”last_img read more

first_imgCUNA has confirmed receipt of one additional nomination for its Board elections. Nominations are now being accepted for eight open director positions on CUNA’s Board of Directors. The deadline for nominations and seconds is Nov. 6. In contested elections, voting will begin Nov. 12 and close Dec. 16.  Nomination information can be found on CUNA’s website.John Dwyer, president/CEO, New England FCU, Vermont (District 1, Class B), is the latest confirmed nomination.He joins the previously confirmed nominations of:Eileen Danahey, CEO, St. Anne’s CU, Mass. (District 1, Class B)Rhonda D. Hotard, president/CEO of Louisiana FCU, La. (District 3, Class A) This is placeholder text continue reading » This post is currently collecting data…center_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

first_imgA Chinese court has sentenced a man to death for fatally stabbing two officials at a checkpoint set up to control the spread of the new coronavirus outbreak.The virus has infected more than 80,000 people and killed nearly 3,000 in mainland China — prompting a wide network of temperature checks, travel restrictions, residential checks and closures nationwide.Many villages and communities have also implemented their own blockades and tough measures to keep people out, fearful that travellers could infect their communities. On Sunday a court handed down a death sentence to a 23-year-old man after he stabbed two officials at one local village checkpoint.The incident happened on February 6 when Ma Jianguo was driving a minivan through a checkpoint at Luo Meng village in Honghe, southwestern Yunnan province, where he was stopped.After Ma refused to cooperate with officials, his passenger began trying to remove the roadblock, the court said, and the local official started filming Ma and the other man on his mobile phone.A furious Ma stabbed the official — a local poverty alleviation cadre — in the chest and abdomen with a knife he carried with him and then attacked another official who came to the victim’s aid.The two men died from their wounds.The court statement said that although Ma had “voluntarily surrendered and truthfully confessed”, the killings were “extremely vicious”.Topics :last_img read more