Green Kids

first_imgGoing green doesn’t have to mean spending green – money, that is. In fact, being environmentally friendly can save money. And when kids get involved, they’re helping both their parents and the earth, says University of Georgia experts.“The things we’re talking about with the kids are not big things,” said Sharon Gibson, a family and consumer sciences specialist with UGA Cooperative Extension. She and housing specialist Pamela Turner are developing a new Extension series that teaches children how to live environmentally friendly. They are showing students how little things like making their own cleaning products can reduce the amount of chemicals in their homes and save money. (The average household spends $600 a year on cleaning supplies.) And they’re encouraging students to reuse old T-shirts and other cloth for cleaning instead of using paper products.The students are also learning how unplugging personal appliances can save both energy and their parents about $94 a year. “The computer, TV, microwave and other appliances are what we call energy vampires,” Gibson said. “We don’t even realize what uses energy when it’s not in use.”They encourage students to turn the lights off when they leave the room and pick up their trash outside, teaching them how to be green by letting them see it in practice. Sometimes that practice is to watch what’s going into the garbage can. “We put so much into our landfills,” Gibson said, “but if we just pay attention to what we’re throwing away, we could reuse, reduce or even repurpose some of those items.”For example, a plastic margarine spread tub can be reused to hold other foods. Or the tub can be repurposed to hold small items like paper clips and rubber bands. The amount of plastic can be reduced if families buy paper-wrapped margarine sticks.Gibson gives a few tips on how students can be greener at home and in their classrooms. She encourages students to:• Start a recycling project. “We’re trying to encourage people to be more thoughtful,” she said.• Grow a garden at school or at home. Or students can talk to their school about purchasing locally-grown produce, which helps local farmers and cuts down on the gas used to haul produce from one distant location to another.• Bring your own water bottle. “Remember that tap water is not bad water,” Gibson said. • Pack a lunch. “Make sure to use things that you can reuse,” she said. “A reusable lunch bag and containers cut down on the trash on campus.” • Eat foods that have less packaging. A head of lettuce uses less plastic than a bag of pre-cut lettuce. And it’s less expensive.“A big part of being green is having kids be aware of what is going on in their communities,” Gibson said.Visiting one of the 4-H centers across the state, students learn science in the context of the environment through the Georgia 4-H Environmental Education Program.“When students are at our centers, we try to emphasize how where they are now is connected to where they live all the time,” said environmental education specialist Melanie Biersmith, who works at the Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton, Ga.“While you’re here, we like to remind you that everything you do has some sort of impact,” Biersmith said. She gives water as an example.“The majority of Georgia water drains into five river basins on about 100 miles of coastline,” she said. “What you do in other parts of Georgia has a direct impact on the water.”Students usually travel to 4-H centers in a part of the state different from where they live. Besides Eatonton, Georgia’s centers are located in Dahlonega (Wahsega), Hampton (Fortson), Tybee Island (Burton) and Jekyll Island (Jekyll).To learn more about visiting a 4-H center or Green Kids Extension programming, contact your local UGA Extension office by calling 1-800-ASK-UGA1.last_img read more

Drinking Cheap Beer in Costa Rica

first_imgFor the record, I have nothing against cheap beer. I really don’t. I probably come off as a beer snob sometimes because I talk a lot about hop varieties and malt bills, but nobody appreciates a shitty beer on a hot day more than me. PBR. Narragansett. The occasional Budweiser…I love them all. I simply object to the sheer volume of cheap beer I’ve had to drink recently. Let me explain. I spent a week on the coast of Costa Rica, hiking and paddleboarding and surfing; It was a glorious vacation, but Costa Rica’s craft beer scene is young, and the only beer I could find was a cheap, mass-produced lager. It was kind of fun at first, like riding an old 10 speed, or having a bologna sandwich for lunch—it makes you feel like a kid again. But after a few days, the cheap beer wore on me. Each beer tasted exactly like the last—a sort of wash of corn-flavored, carbonated water. I had no taste for it. It got to the point where I even stopped packing cans of the beer on paddling trips. My wife and I paddled two hours to a gorgeous secluded beach with white sand framed by tall cliffs. We set out our ENO Islander in the sand, and were planning on just relaxing as the waves crashed against the cliffs. But I didn’t have any beers with me so I was restless. I ended up trying to climb up a palm tree to knock green coconuts down. I wasn’t successful. I hurt myself. Is this what people who don’t drink do with themselves? Climb coconut trees and hurt themselves? The first thing I did when I got on the plane headed back home was order a decent beer. Luckily, we were flying Delta, and Delta carries Sweetwater 420. I’m not saying it was the best beer I’ve ever had in my life, but it was in the top 10, for sure. Cheap beer is fine. There’s a place and time for it. It’s just not fine every place and all the time.last_img read more

Supreme Court amends Rules of Civil Procedure

first_imgMost of the two-year cycle rule changes recommended by the Civil Procedure Rules Committee have been approved by the Florida Supreme Court, including one generally limiting the requests for admission to 30. That amendment, though, produced a dissent by two justices.Other changes affect making claims for punitive damages, discovery, and the deletion of a rule and form related to a judicial waiver on notifying a parent of an abortion.The justices acted October 23 in Amendments to the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure (Two-Year Cycle) and Florida Rule of Appellate Procedure 9.110, case no. SC03-161.On the requests for admission, the opinion noted the committee felt that restricting the requests to 30 would limit abuses. The new rule allows the parties to agree to exceed that number, or for one party to seek judicial permission for a higher number.“[T]he amendment to rule 1.370(a) still permits requests for admissions to serve their discovery purpose and narrow the issues for trial,” the per curiam opinion said. “requiring parties to be more selective in submitting requests for admissions, we believe that the amendment will address abusive practices without diminishing the purpose of the rule.”Justice Fred Lewis wrote a separate opinion, agreeing with the other changes but dissenting on the requests for admission. Chief Justice Harry Lee Anstead concurred with Lewis’ opinion.Lewis noted that the committee, in its justification for the change, said it would correct a perceived problem in using the requests for discovery or as an improper method of proving the elements of a case. He said that numerous Florida Bar CLE courses had touted the rule as a way to aid discovery and speed litigation.“I must conclude that the purported justification for this needless limitation upon a time-honored, recognized method of advancing a controverted action to judgment is illogical and nonsensical,” Lewis wrote. “I suggest that it is most unusual to condemn the use of requests for admissions as a discovery practice when that is one of the precise reasons for the existence of such provision.”Among the changes approved by the court are:• Amending subdivision (f) of rule 1.190 to allow a party to amend a pleading to assert a claim for punitive damages. The court, though, modified the committee’s mandate to submit supporting evidence with the motion to require “a reasonable showing.” The court noted the committee’s language would require the completion of discovery before the motion was filed. The opinion added, though, that “[T]his clarification does not alter the committee’s intent of requiring the motion and the supporting evidence or proffer to be served on all parties at least 20 days before the hearing.”• Amending Rule 1.380(c) which allows a judge to award expenses and attorneys’ fees when an opposing party has failed to admit the genuineness of a document or the truth of a matter. Under the revision, the judge can award the costs when the requesting party proves the genuineness or truth rather than wait until the end of the trial.• Declining the committee’s proposed amendment to Rule 1.442(c) on settlements among multiple parties alleged to be vicariously, constructively, derivatively, or technically liable. “We find that this proposal should not be adopted in light of recent case law from this court,” the opinion said, referring to Willis Shaw Express Inc., v. Hilyer Sod, Inc., 28 Fla L. Weekly S225 (Fla. March 13, 2003).• Excising Rule 1.840 on Judicial Waiver of Parental Notice of Abortion and its related form from the rule. The court said the committee had proposed editorial changes, but the justices noted that in North Florida Women’s Health & Counseling Services, Inc. v. State, 28 Fl. L. Weekly S549 (Fla. July 10, 2003), the court had held unconstitutional the state law on which the rule and form were based.The complete text of the opinion, along with the revised rules, is available on the court’s Web site at Supreme Court amends Rules of Civil Procedure Supreme Court amends Rules of Civil Procedurecenter_img November 15, 2003 Regular Newslast_img read more

Berger, Waters talk CU priorities, committee’s efforts

first_imgContinuing NAFCU’s credit union priorities push for the new year, association President and CEO Dan Berger and Vice President of Legislative Affairs Brad Thaler were on Capitol Hill Wednesday to meet with credit union champion Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., and her senior staff. As chair of the House Financial Services Committee, Waters plays an instrumental role in the development of policy that impacts credit unions and their ability to serve members.Industry growth remains NAFCU’s No. 1 priority, and its 2020 legislative and regulatory priorities are all developed with credit union input to ensure the industry’s continued success. The association has met with several lawmakers in recent weeks, and also sent the priorities to key officials, including President Donald Trump.NAFCU has a strong working relationship with Waters. The association’s 2019 September/October edition of The NAFCU Journal featured a Q&A with Waters, providing insights into her approach as a lawmaker and to ensure a fair playing field for credit unions. The magazine was published ahead of Waters’ appearance at NAFCU’s Congressional Caucus, at which she pledged to oppose efforts to remove credit unions’ tax-exempt status and support efforts to allow credit unions to lend to more small businesses. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

Pokemon Go Fever Sweeps Long Island

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York This is what happens when nostalgia intersects with 21st century technology: Hundreds of Pokémon Go-obsessed Long Islanders scurry around state parks, beaches, town halls, post offices and even churches (yep, no place is safe), as they hunt creatures only visible to humans staring excitedly into their smartphones. Pokémon Go, the recently released smartphone app that is re-writing the record books with its meteoric rise into mainstream pop culture, has seemingly swept across the world overnight.Pokémon Go users on Long Island have descended on public spaces that don’t typically inspire summertime joy: the local post office, historical sites, and dare we say, the library, to catch Pokémon. Apparently all you need is augmented reality to get kids out of the house. Who knew? One savvy Internet user created a Google map with coordinates of so-called “PokeStops” to find Pokémon roaming Long Island, and gyms where users can battle other Pokémon trainers. Why is Pokémon Go so popular?“The game’s popularity is beyond measure at this point,” 28-year-old Mike Alvarez of Brentwood, who started the Pokémon Go Long Island NY Facebook page, told the Press. “I have never seen something bring people together from all over, as this game does.”“I have met some truly great individuals because of this game,” added Alvarez, who estimated that he’s met between 40 to 50 people since he started playing the game. “It’s a break away from all the negativity currently circulating the world we live in today.” The app was released this month in select countries. It currently has more daily users than Twitter, has recorded more activity than Facebook, and has been downloaded on more smartphones than Tinder, the popular dating app, according to reports. But Pokémon Go has drawn security and public safety concerns.Tech writers who closely scrutinized Pokémon Go’s privacy policy noted that users may be giving away more personal information than they originally suspected or even cared to know. The game was reportedly granting itself “full access” to a user’s Google account, raising concerns that the app’s developers could read users’ emails and other Google-related content. The gamemaker, Niantic, tried to quell concerns this week through a statement in which it said the Apple iPhone version of the game “erroneously requests full access permission for the user’s Google account. “However, Pokémon Go only accesses basic Google profile information (specifically, your User ID and email address) and no other Google account information is or has been accessed or collected.”Public officials in New York went so far as to remind drivers not to play while operating a car. The game’s rabid popularity has also elicited concerns about children’s vulnerability to people with ill intentions. As a preemptive measure, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone held a press conference earlier this week in which he called on the game’s developer to prohibit sex offenders from accessing the app. Suffolk County Police Commissioner Tim Sini said the department was aware of the game’s intense popularity, and told users to use caution. “There have been various reports across the country of people getting lured to remote locations and trespassing on restricted and private properties at odd hours,” Sini said. “There have also been accounts of people using the application while driving. We are encouraging not just parents, but all users, to practice caution to avoid injury to self and others.” Suffolk police reported on Thursday that a 19-year-old Pokémon Go user walking along Lake Shore Drive in Lake Ronkonkoma while playing the game had his iPhone stolen when he was robbed at gunpoint. But the concerns have yet to outweigh the immense joy people are experiencing as they roam neighborhoods for rare Pokémon. Where can Long Islanders catch Pokémon?Social media users on Facebook and Reddit have reported significant activity across the Island. One Reddit user said they spotted about 100 people in Argyle Lake Park in Babylon with their eyes focused on their screens. Other social media users said Port Jefferson has seen quite a bit of Pokémon Go activity, as does Huntington Village, which one Reddit user said boasts three gyms and 15 PokeStops within walking distance. Eisenhower Park was reported as a good destination to replenish supplies, and Babylon Town Hall is apparently awash with PokeStops. The Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City is getting in on the action, announcing that it will host a Pokémon Go meetup on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. As an added incentive, the museum said gamers will be able to use its electrical outlets to replenish their game-drained smartphone batteries. Museum Row is home to nine PokeStops and two gyms. Alvarez, the creator of Pokémon Go Long Island’s Facebook page, said the game’s immense popularity could be attributed to how immersive it is. “Those of us who had the chance to play Pokémon back in 1996, now can relive that moment all over again,” he said over Facebook messenger. “For me personally it’s a great thing that’s being done.” Like many kids and tweens in the ’90s, Alvarez said he grew up watching the show, eagerly awaited the release of each film, and collected all 151 original Pokémon cards.But for Alvarez, the app is more than just a game or an excuse to meet new people. He gets to enjoy these moments with his 8-year-old son, a relationship he cherishes. The father-and-son duo are currently entangled in a friendly competition to see who catches more Pokémon. Surely Alvarez’s two-decade advantage playing the original Game Boy games and collecting cards should give him a leg up, right? “Clearly,” Alvarez said, “he beats me on that one.”last_img read more

UK pension liabilities grew by £1trn in five years

first_imgPrivate sector defined benefit liabilities were estimated at £2trn by the ONS.Workplace defined contribution (DC) schemes had roughly £240bn invested in them at the end of 2015. A further £302bn was held in individual DC plans, the ONS reported, although this was not included in the £7.6trn figure.Steve Webb, director of policy at Royal London and pensions minister during the period measured by the ONS, said the figures were “truly mind-boggling”.“Today’s population has built up £7.6trn in pension promises but has only set aside about a third of that amount to pay for them,” Webb said. “The rest will have to be financed by tomorrow’s workers. “If we are to have a meaningful debate about how we pay for an ageing population and about fairness between generations, figures like these need to be published on a regular basis and should inform policy-making.”ONS data also showed that more than a third of employees did not have a pension at all, although the statistics were gathered halfway through the rollout of automatic enrolment rules. The UK’s gross pension liability across workplace and state provision grew by £1trn (€1.1trn) in five years, according to data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).The total liability hit £7.6trn at the end of 2015, the ONS said, up from £6.6trn in 2010.The total included an estimated £4trn of unfunded liabilities linked to the UK’s state pension – equal to 213% of GDP.Other unfunded public sector pension liabilities – including provision for teachers and National Health Service staff – totalled £917bn. The Local Government Pension Scheme, a funded defined benefit (DB) scheme, had roughly £300bn of liabilities. UK’s total pension liabilities (2015)Source: Office for National Statisticslast_img read more

Venture Global LNG in $220 million Calcasieu Pass financing, picks Kiewit as EPC contractor

first_imgFor illustration purposes only (Image courtesy of Venture Global LNG)US LNG export project developer Venture Global LNG said Thursday it has entered into a $220 million bridge loan facility with Morgan Stanley Senior Funding, Inc. and associated lenders. The proceeds will be used to finalize engineering work and commence site construction activity for the company’s 10 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) Calcasieu Pass LNG export project upon receipt of regulatory approvals and prior to a formal FID.“This $220 million, along with the $635 million of equity capital we have raised to date, allows us to finalize advanced engineering, purchase equipment, and commence construction activities at our Calcasieu Pass facility in the near term, reducing schedule risk for our offtake customers,” Co-CEOs Mike Sabel and Bob Pender jointly said.The Calcasieu Pass facility will employ a process solution from GE Oil & Gas, part of Baker Hughes, a GE company (BHGE) and will utilize mid-scale, modular, factory-fabricated liquefaction trains.Venture Global LNG also announced it has selected Kiewit as the contractor to build its Calcasieu Pass LNG export plant.Calcasieu Pass LNG’s selected EPC contractor, Kiewit, will commence construction of the facility following the receipt of all required regulatory approvals, including the final order from the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).This order is currently scheduled to be issued no later than January 22, 2019, according to Venture Global LNG.Calcasieu Pass LNG has previously executed binding 20-year offtake agreements with Shell, BP, Edison, Galp, Repsol and PGNiG.Venture Global LNG is also developing the 20 MTPA Plaquemines LNG export facility in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, which has executed its first binding 20-year offtake agreement with PGNiG.Venture Global LNG says it expects to take formal final investment decisions on both its Calcasieu Pass and Plaquemines LNG projects in 2019.last_img read more

Ex-Man Utd star Tim Howard’s wife posts racy naked bathroom selfies

first_imgNora is no stranger to uploading a saucy picture leaving little to the imagination with barely any clothes in sight.And she was at it again after getting creative in her bathroom.Nora, 30, was topless in both – one using her hand to cover her modesty while the other facing away from the camera. Tim Howard’s other half, Nora Segura has been keeping her fans entertained during lockdown with a string of naked bathroom selfies.Advertisement The former Manchester United keeper met the part-Swedish, part-Spanish model in 2014 following the divorce of ex-wife Laura.And it is easy to see why she has over 320,000 followers on Instagram. Promoted ContentWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?A Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsMind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It AppearedPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our Futurecenter_img Loading… Born in Stockholm, Sweden the model and actress moved to the US to catch her big break on the big screen.In between that, the international jet setter also lived in Marbella, London and Paris, where she modelled sexy lingerie and bikinis.Segura has featured in campaigns for the likes of Perrier, Kerastase, and Defend also:Matic calls on ex-Man Utd stars to be more supportive in mediaA keen chef and a workout fiend, she is always sharing images on social media of healthy meals and exercising too.And if that wasn’t enough strings to her bow, she also speaks four languages – English, Swedish, Spanish, and French.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgUpdate on the latest sports World Series to take place in Texas; bubble plans announcedUNDATED (AP) — Major League Baseball has announced the ballparks that will serve as neutral sites for the upcoming division series, league championship series and World Series.Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas, will host the World Series as part of a bubble agreement between MLB and the union. The bubble is designed to minimize exposure to the coronavirus. The AL Championship Series will be at San Diego’s Petco Park and the NL at Globe Life, a retractable roof stadium with artificial turf that opened this year. The ALDS will be at Petco Park and Dodger Stadium, while the NLDS will play out in Arlington and Houston’s Minute Maid Park.The wild-card round will be held in the stadium of the top-seeded teams. — Keston Hiura (HEER’-uh) and Daniel Vogelbach each homered and drove in four runs as the Brewers destroyed the Cardinals, 18-3. Christian Yelich (YEH’-lihch) and Ryan Braun also provided longballs to support Brett Anderson, who allowed two runs over six frames.— Tucker Barnhart homered and Brian Goodwin prevented one with a leaping catch as the Reds earned their season-high fourth straight win, 4-1 against the Pirates. Michael Lorenzen was sharp in a spot start for Cincinnati, allowing one run and four hits while striking out six over five innings.— The Diamondbacks coughed up a seven-run lead before David Peralta hit a tiebreaking homer in the eighth inning to give them a 9-8 victory over the Angels. Longtime Angels outfielder Kole Calhoun had two homers, three hits and a career-high five RBIs in his return to Angel Stadium.— The Giants-Mariners two-game series scheduled to begin Tuesday in Seattle has been postponed due to smoky skies caused by the West Coast wildfires. The teams will now play Wednesday and Thursday at Oracle Park in San Francisco, with game times to be determined.MLB-WORLD SERIES Associated Press — DJ LeMahieu and Luke Voit drove in five runs apiece as the Yankees ripped the Blue Jays, 20-6. Voit smacked two of the Yanks’ five home runs and Gary Sanchez added a three-run blast with four ribbies in New York’s sixth straight win.— The White Sox have a three-game lead in the AL Central after Tim Anderson and James McCann homered in Chicago’s 6-2 win versus the second-place Twins. Dane Dunning limited Minnesota to one earned run and three hits while fanning seven over seven innings.— Antonio Senzatella fired a six-hitter and Elias Diaz smacked a go-ahead, two-run homer that pushed the Rockies past the Athletics, 3-1. It was Colorado’s first complete game since German Marquez went the distance in April 2019. — George Springer and Martín Maldonado (mahr-TEEN’ mal-doh-NAH’-doh) homered for the Astros, but Alex Bregman hit a go-ahead two-run single in the seventh to lead Houston past the Rangers, 4-1. José Urquidy (ur-KEE’-dee) allowed three hits and a run in seven innings for his first win of the season.— Miguel Cabrera homered and doubled as the Tigers beat the Royals, 6-0 to end a three-game skid. Matthew Boyd bounced back from a rough outing with a strong performance, throwing five-plus scoreless innings and giving up just two hits. Nurse gets extensionTORONTO (AP) — Head coach Nick Nurse and the Toronto Raptors have announced a multiyear extension without divulging the terms. Nurse has won the Atlantic Division title in each of his first two seasons at the helm. The Raptors captured the NBA title last year before finishing with the second-best record in the Eastern Conference this season.Nurse was originally signed to a three-year deal in June 2018 to lead the club.NHL-STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS MLB-SCHEDULEUNDATED (AP) — Ryan Yarbough won for the first time in 16 appearances while helping the Tampa Bay Rays stay four games ahead of the second-place Yankees in the American League East.Yarbrough gave up one run and five hits over 5 2/3 innings in the Rays’ 6-1 downing of the Nationals. It was his first win since Aug 11, 2019 at Seattle.Nate Lowe belted a solo homer and worked out a bases-loaded walk as the Rays improved to 3-4 in a seven-game stretch against last-place opponents.Elsewhere on the major league schedule: — UAB quarterback Tyler Johnston III is out indefinitely with an injury to his non-throwing shoulder. Johnston has thrown for 293 yards and three touchdowns with one interception in the first two games against Central Arkansas and Miami. September 16, 2020 The 55-year-old Laviolette became an NHL head coach with the Islanders in 2001, guiding them to playoff berths in each of his two seasons at Uniondale. He spent 5 1/2 seasons with Nashville before being dismissed in January.NHL-WILD-BRODINWild sign BrodinST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild have signed defenseman Jonas Brodin (YOH’-nuhs broh-DEEN’) to a seven-year, $42 million contract extension. The 27-year-old native of Sweden had a career-high 26 assists in 69 games during the virus-shortened season. The Nuggets trailed by two before allowing just 33 points in the second half of a 104-89 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers. Denver’s comeback follows its rally against Utah in the first round and puts the Nuggets in the Western Conference finals for the first time since 2009.Jamal Murray poured in 40 points and Nikola Jokic (nih-KOH’-lah YOH’-kihch) had a triple-double of 22 rebounds, 16 points and 13 assists. Gary Harris and Jerami Grant each had 14 points in the win.The Nuggets limited Kawhi (kah-WY’) Leonard and Paul George to a combined 24 points, with Leonard scoring 14. Montrezl (MAHN’-trehz) Harrell had a team-high 20 points off the bench for the Clippers, who were trying to reach the conference finals for the first time in franchise history.The Nuggets now prepare for the Lakers. Los Angeles comes off a five-game series win over the Rockets.Earlier Tuesday, Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo (ad-ah-BY’-oh) have helped the Miami Heat take Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals against Boston. The playoffs were expanded from 10 to 16 teams due to the shortened regular-season.MLB-NEWSStanton activated after missing 32 gamesUNDATED (AP) — The New York Yankees have activated designated hitter Giancarlo Stanton, third baseman Gio Urshela (ur-SHEH’-luh) and right-hander Jonathan Loaisiga from the 10-day injured list.Stanton missed 32 games with a strained left hamstring, Urshela was out with a bone spur in his right elbow and Loaisiga was sidelined with a medical condition the team did not specify. — Tony Gonsolin worked seven innings and Edwin Rios homered for the Dodgers in a 3-1 win over the Padres. Justin Turner had three singles in his return from the injured list, including an RBI single in the first. Los Angeles ended San Diego’s eight-game winning streak and regained a 2 ½-game lead in the NL West. — Huascar Ynoa (WAHS’-kahr ee-NOH’-ah) combined with three relievers on a four-hitter as the Braves topped the Orioles, 5-1. Freddie Freeman laced a pair of RBI doubles and Adam Duvall smacked his 15th home run to help the NL East leaders move 3 1/2 games ahead of second-place Miami. — Boston’s Tanner Houck gave up just two singles over five innings to win his major league debut, 2-0 over the Marlins. Jackie Bradley Jr. broke up a scoreless game with an opposite-field double off Miami starter Sandy Alcantara (al-KAN’-tah-rah) in the sixth.— Didi Gregorius (DEE’-dee greh-GOHR’-ee-uhs) belted a two-run homer and Adam Haseley supplied a two-run single for the Phillies in a 4-1 verdict over the Mets. Jake Arrieta worked 5 1/3 innings before leaving the game with a hamstring injury.— Willson Contreras and Cameron Maybin were plunked by consecutive pitches from Nick Wittgren in the ninth inning, forcing home the winning run in the Cubs’ 6-5 triumph over the Indians. Javier Baez homered for Chicago, which withstood a two-run homer in the ninth by Francisco Lindor (lihn-DOHR’) to increase its lead in the NL Central to five games. Isles beat Bolts in 2OTEDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The New York Islanders will spend at least two more days in the Edmonton bubble after extending the Eastern Conference final to a sixth game.Jordan Eberle scored on a 2-on-1 break 12 ½ minutes into double-overtime to give the Isles a 2-1 win over the Lightning. Anders Lee lugged the puck deep into the Tampa Bay zone before sliding a pass to Eberle in the slot.Semyon Varlamov (SEHM’-yahn vahr-LAH’-mahv) was superb at times while stopping 36 shots, with some of his best stops coming in OT.The Islanders ended an 0-13 skid on the power play when Ryan Pulock blasted a shot past Andrei Vasilevskiy (vah-sih-LEHV’-skee) 15:41 into the game. New York maintained the lead until Victor Hedman’s goal four minutes into the second period. UNDATED (AP) — The New York Jets will play at least three games without running back Le’Veon Bell after he injured a hamstring during Sunday’s loss to the Bills. Head coach Adam Gase said Monday he didn’t want to put a timetable on Bell’s return, but said it was possible it could take some time because it’s a soft-tissue injury.The Jets also announced they have placed rookie wide receiver Denzel Mims and second-year linebacker Blake Cashman on IR.In other NFL news:— Drue Tranquill has been placed on injured reserve by the Chargers . The second-year linebacker broke his left ankle during the first quarter of Sunday’s 16-13 victory at Cincinnati. Right fielder Aaron Judge is expected to be activated later this week. He’s been limited to one game since Aug. 11 because of a strained right calf. Also around the majors:— Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner has been activated from the 10-day injured list after missing 13 games with a strained left hamstring. Turner entered Tuesday’s action batting .282 with two homers and 20 RBIs in 32 games during the shortened season. NFL-INJURIESJets shelve Bell Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNBA PLAYOFFS-SCHEDULENuggets do it again…Heat beat Celts in OT to take openerLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Denver Nuggets have advanced to the NBA’s Western Conference finals by storming back from a three-games-to-one deficit for the second straight series. Vasilevskiy finished with 22 saves for the Lightning, who are the road team for Game 6 on Thursday.NHL-CAPITALS-LAVIOLETTECapitals hire Laviolette as coachWASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Capitals have hired a Stanley Cup-winning head coach for the first time in their history.Veteran bench boss Peter Laviolette is replacing Todd Reirden, 14 years after winning a Cup with the Hurricanes. He also led the 2010 Flyers and 2017 Predators to the Cup final. — The Bengals claimed former Browns kicker Austin Seibert off waivers but expect Randy Bullock to be ready to play in Cleveland on Thursday. Bullock missed a 31-yard field goal with 2 seconds left Sunday when his left calf cramped.— The 49ers have agreed to a one-year contract with free agent receiver Mohamed Sanu (sah-NOO’). He had 26 catches for 207 yards in eight games with New England last season.— The 49ers are seeking to identify the fan who sent racist messages to Arizona safety Budda Baker. The team says it will ban the person from future games and events. Baker tweeted a screenshot of the derogatory messages on Monday that came after his hit Sunday injured All-Pro tight end George Kittle. COLLEGE FOOTBALL-NEWSWisconsin chancellor: Big Ten football still on hold UNDATED (AP) — The University of Wisconsin chancellor says Big Ten football will remain on hold until there are answers to questions about COVID-19 testing and tracing, along with possible long-term heart issues related to the coronavirus. Big Ten leaders are reconsidering a fall season after a weekend of meetings about a plan to begin play as soon as mid-October. Wisconsin chancellor Rebecca Blank would not predict which way a vote to return to play would go. She says once Big Ten university leaders have their questions and concerns addressed, “we will try to plan a delayed season.”Also around college football:— Arkansas State’s home football game against Central Arkansas has been pushed back from Saturday to Oct. 10. Arkansas State announced Tuesday that the team cannot assemble a full two-deep depth chart at a specific position group due to player unavailability. The statement did not reveal if the postponement was COVID-19 related, but the program said the “health and safety of our student-athletes will always come first.” Butler converted a three-point play with 12 seconds left in overtime to put the Heat ahead for good in a 117-114 triumph over the Celtics. Adebayo blocked Jayson Tatum’s dunk attempt in the final seconds to seal the win.Goran Dragic (DRAH’-gihch) had 29 points, Jae Crowder scored 22 and Butler finished with 20 for Miami.The Celtics outscored the Heat 27-10 over the final 8:17 of the third quarter and led by 14 early in the fourth. Tatum scored 30 points and Marcus Smart had 26 for Boston.Game 2 is Thursday.NBA-RAPTORS-NURSElast_img read more

Prosecutors Open Astori Investigation

first_img“It permits us to individualise responsibility if there is any,” he said.“An inquiry has been opened for culpable homicide against persons unknown.“It is a duty to ascertain if the death of Astori came about through tragic fatality or if someone could have foreseen something.“At this moment no one has responsibility for anything.”Fiorentina say Astori’s autospy will take place today and his body will be taken to Florence on Wednesday before his funeral on Thursday.Fiorentina were scheduled to play Udinese in Serie A on Sunday afternoon but news of Astori’s death led to all Serie A games being called off.Police said Astori was found in his hotel room on Sunday morning.Astori, capped 14 times by Italy, joined Fiorentina in 2016 from Cagliari and had made 58 appearances for them.He is survived by a long-term partner and two-year-old daughter,Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Prosecutors have opened a routine investigation into the death of Fiorentina captain and Italy international Davide Astori.The defender died on Sunday at the age of 31 following a “sudden illness”.Udine chief prosecutor Antonio De Nicolo said he had opened a “culpable homicide” inquiry – a routine move before an autopsy in Italy.last_img read more