Tour De France continues

first_imgFour riders have built up a lead of around 5 minutes after around 75 kilometres of racing.Ireland’s Dan Martin started the day in 10th overall just 14 seconds behind the yellow jersey of Peter Sagan.Carrick on Suir’s Sam Bennett is continuing his recovery from a hand injury that required surgery after a high speed crash at the end of Saturday’s opening stage. The Bora Argon 18 rider will be hoping for another steady day in the peloton today.last_img

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Consulate General of Jamaica hosts Service of Thanksgiving to mark 55th…

first_imgIn recognition of Jamaica’s 55th Anniversary of Independence, the Consulate General of Jamaica in Miami will hold the annual Ecumenical Service on Sunday, August 6 at 4:00 p.m.  The Service will be held at The Faith Center, 5555 NW 95 Avenue, Sunrise, FL 33351. This year, the cultural performances that will precede the Worship and will include performances by the massed voice South Florida Caribbean Chorale, the Tallawah Mento Band and the Jamaica Folk Revue, and the Sierra Norwood Youth Voice Ensemble. Proceeds of the offering taken at the service will benefit charities in the South Florida community as well as in Jamaica. Consuls General Franz Hall is inviting all Jamaicans and friends of the Diaspora to participate in this special occasion of thanksgiving to commemorate this new milestone in the nation’s history. This year’s sermon will be delivered by the Most Rev. Charles H. Dufour, Archbishop Emeritus, Kingston, Jamaica.  The officiating clergy will be Bishop Henry Fernandez, Senior Pastor of the Faith Center Ministries.  Participating clergy will be the Reverend Jeremy Froyen, Associate to the Rector, Holy Sacrament Church, Pembroke Pines and Mr. Michael Maragh of the Power of Faith Ministries International, Portmore, St. Catherine, Jamaica.last_img read more

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Bahamian Government Announces New Measures as COVID Cases Rise in New…

first_imgMinnis said that everyone who wishes to move in the case of an emergency must contact the Royal Bahamas Police Force. He said New Providence continues to have the highest number of cases -731- and as a result despite the ongoing regulations and lockdown measures, more restrictive measures are absolutely necessary in order to bring the virus under control especially on New Providence. If approval is needed in an emergency for businesses to collect such items, businessesmust contact 311 hotline for permission. He warned that of the government did not have the Emergency Powers, “there would be mass death in The Bahamas beyond the imagination of most. Minnis said that latest figures show that the country now has 1, 329 cases of the virus after 14 new cases were reported over the last 24 hours. In a nationwide broadcast on Monday night, Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis said that there were persons who were still not taking the virus seriously and as a result the new measures were designed to curtail the constitutional rights and freedoms in the public’s interest and for public safety. Minnis said that he fully appreciate that the burden of many of these measures on the population “but I assure you, they are being taken to save the lives of you and your loved ones, and to restore our economy and society as much as possible during this global pandemic. “Only in exceptional and urgent circumstances will permission be granted by the Director General of Civil Aviation or the Chairperson of the Bahamas Maritime Authority for such flights or vessels to enter New Providence.” He said public oficers are to work remotely, except those who have expressly been identified in the Orders as essential workers or identified by the permanent secretaries of their respective ministries. “The virus is spreading rapidly because of the failure of many to adhere to life-saving and preventative measures. But I also again acknowledge and thank all of those who have followed the health guidelines over the many months.Thank you sincerely for your cooperation. Minnis said that some people are even having socials and parties. “Let me say again: If an individual does not have a valid reason or approval to be on the streets, they will be fined. Persons who tend to sheltered or farm animals will be permitted to do so. He said the government would continue to aggressively respond to this killer virus.COVID-19, but that it “will continue to spread uncontrollably if we do not immediately take more aggressive and comprehensive measures, most of which are also being taken by other countries”. “Health indicators on New Providence show a very large number of new cases, an increase in hospitalizations and unfortunately an increase in deaths. If further restrictive measures are not taken to control and to slow the spread of COVID-19 on New Providence at this time, it will take a very long time to bring the virus under control “These persons will be required to contact the Royal Bahamas Police Force before departing to go on the streets,” Minnis said, adding that there will be no international flights or vessels permitted to enter New Providence. Minnis said that the new measures will include public healthcare, all hospitals and, for emergencies, private medical facilities continuing to operate and that public offices will be closed except for essential staff. “Those who tell you the Emergency Powers are not necessary are unserious and dead wrong. The Government uses the Emergency Powers to enforce provisions that save lives. This virus has caused so much death across our hemisphere. Watching the international news there are stories of young people in neighbouring countries whose entire households have died from COVID-19. No more mother or father. No more grandparents. Just a child or two children left alone after the virus took away everyone else,” Minnis said. “Subsistence and commercial fishing from New Providence is discontinued during this period. Graveside funerals, which had been previously planned and scheduled during this period, may continue. Weddings will not be permitted during this period. Churches may continue to live stream from their premises on Saturday and Sunday, with a maximum of ten persons present at the sanctuary. “Indeed, our Founders fathers wisely placed in our constitution provisions allowing the Governor General to declare proclamations of emergency. Such proclamations exist to allow the Government to act to protect the people in times of great national crisis. We are in such a time. In this pandemic we face our worst crisis in our history as a sovereign nation,” Minnis said. NASSAU, Bahamas – The Bahamas government indicating that the number of persons who may have contracted the coronavirus (COVID-19) and have died may be much higher than the official figures suggest, has announced new measures curb what it has described as “our worst crisis in our history as a sovereign nation”. Tonight, I am announcing further measures to more aggressively battle COVID-19 in New Providence. The restrictions I am about to announce will apply for a period of seven days. They are effective immediately. At the end of seven days, health officials will make an assessment, and a determination taken on whether an extension is required.” “The sooner we bring the virus under control the shorter the time will be to return to few restrictive measures. Unfortunately, too many people are not taking the current lockdowns and health measures seriously. He said construction will be permitted and financial institutions which are required to carry out urgent transactions from within the institution may contact the 311 hotline for permission to travel to and from the office. “This is my solemn and constitutional duty as your Prime Minister. We are in an emergency. The surge in cases has put exceptional strain on our healthcare system. We must act now, and aggressively to prevent our healthcare system from collapsing. If our hospitals collapse, we will have many more deaths.” International shipping, freight forwarders and domestic freight will be permitted to continue. However, goods and supplies are to be stored during this period. However, they will be required to contact the Royal Bahamas Police Force 311 number when they are required to be on the streets CMClast_img read more

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Per Norman – ‘Debt-free’ Mr Green eyeing its acquisition move

first_img StumbleUpon Submit Share Spillemyndigheden adds technical requirements on game and wagering reporting June 23, 2020 Maxima Compliance – ‘Mastering technical compliance to grow your global footprint’ June 9, 2020 Related Articles Share Altenar: Supporting expansion plans in Denmark and Portugal August 20, 2020 Having presented a successful Mr Green & Co H1 interim results, in which the company declared its ‘most successful quarter in business’ Chief Executive Per Norman has detailed that Mr Green is now targeting potential acquisitions.Updating investors, Norman detailed that this June Mr Green governance ‘successfully carried out a directed new share issue to Swedish and international institutional investors’.Seeking to support the firms effective ‘Business 2.0’ strategy, Norman details that ‘debt-free’ Mr Green holds more than SEK 460 million (£43 million) in cash equivalents to boost its potential M&A strategy.“Our ambition is to be actively involved in the consolidation of the industry and we are well-positioned to implement acquisitions. We are analysing candidates from across the value chain, although we are currently primarily concentrating on geographic expansion.” Norman detailed to Mr Green investors.Detailing key ‘geographic expansion’, Norman points to Mr Green’s high ambitions for the Danish online gambling market, in which Mr Green will launch a casino brand later this year.The Stockholm Nasdaq-listed operator will launch in the Danish market with an established traction having acquired Danish licensed online gambling firm Dansk Underholding for €9 million during Q1 2017.Extending its brand portfolio and adding new products to its services, Per Norman states that Mr Green will become a further leading Scandinavian gambling group for the European market.last_img read more

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Angels encouraged by Shohei Ohtani’s first days of batting practice

first_img Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Scioscia said Ohtani could be ready to face an actual pitcher in a simulated game-type setting this weekend. The Angels could bring a minor league pitcher to Anaheim to face Ohtani, although they’d want to be careful that it wasn’t someone so raw as to risk hitting him with a pitch.The Angels have been careful not to specify any timeline for Ohtani’s workouts, so it’s unclear when he would be able to return to the lineup. However, if he faces live pitching this weekend, it’s logical to assume Ohtani would be close.Ohtani is on the disabled list with a sprained ulnar collateral ligament. He underwent a platelet-rich plasma injection and stem-cell therapy to heal the ligament. Although he needs to allow more healing time before he can be cleared to pitch, doctors on Thursday cleared Ohtani to resume hitting, because it wouldn’t affect his progress toward throwing later.Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros BALTIMORE — A day after the was cleared to resume batting practice, Shohei Ohtani passed his first test.Manager Mike Scioscia said before the Angels’ game in Baltimore on Friday that Ohtani had taken batting practice on the field at Angel Stadium on Thursday and Friday, and had done very well.“They were very happy with how he swung the bat,” Scioscia said, referring to the trainers and staff who watched Ohtani hit.Related Articles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Scioscia said Ohtani had five or six rounds of batting practice against a coach on each day. Clippers, Mavericks brace for the unknown in Game 4 Mike Trout, with bat and glove, helps Angels end losing streak last_img read more

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Dodgers frustrated by loss to Angels, Kenley Jansen accepts blame

first_imgANAHEIM — The Angels were down to their final strike Friday when Kenley Jansen threw four straight balls to Shohei Ohtani. Jansen then watched a stolen base, two errors and two hits conspire to ruin his evening.Then he visited Yasiel Puig’s locker.“I told him ‘this is on me, don’t worry about it, man,’” Jansen said.Then the Dodgers’ closer showered, took questions from two separate groups of reporters and relayed the same message in so many words: The Dodgers’ 3-2 loss to the Angels on Friday was his fault. The next batter, Ian Kinsler, also watched Jansen’s first pitch sail high. He lined the next ball into right field, where Yasiel Puig played a short hop. The speedy Fletcher was running on contact and threatening to score when Puig threw the ball home from the outfield. No cutoff man was tall enough to catch the throw, which bounced in front of Grandal and over his left shoulder to the backstop. No one was backing up home plate. Fletcher, who stopped briefly around third base, scored easily.“I’ve got to be backing up home plate,” Jansen said. “I saw (Fletcher) stop at third there. That’s my fault. When I see him stop I was going the other direction. I kind of stopped with him instead of me keep going. Like I said, I took this loss on me today. I take all the blame on me today.”Puig was charged with an error on the play, his fifth of the season. Jansen hadn’t blown a save since April 17.The loss snapped the Dodgers’ four-game winning streak.“This was a really frustrating one,” Manager Dave Roberts said. “To have your closer in, one strike away … to give it away like that was tough.“We haven’t lost a game like this in some time.”Matt Kemp drove in both Dodger runs and had two of the team’s four hits. Starting pitcher Kenta Maeda pitched 5-2/3 solid innings, striking out nine batters for the third consecutive game. The only run he allowed was on a balk.In five starts since returning from a strained right hip, Maeda has a 2.54 earned-run average, with 30 strikeouts in 28 1/3 innings.Scott Alexander struck out Albert Pujols to end the sixth inning, then pitched a scoreless seventh. Daniel Hudson pitched a scoreless eighth. The Dodgers are 41-2 this season when leading after eight innings. The mood in the visitors’ clubhouse at Angel Stadium was almost foreign. Jansen had converted 21 consecutive save opportunities when he entered in the ninth inning to protect the Dodgers’ 2-1 lead. Ohtani was 0 for 3 with two strikeouts when he stepped into the batter’s box with two outs.Suddenly, Jansen’s cut fastball kept missing high.Sign up for our Inside the Dodgers newsletter. Be the best Dodger fan you can be by getting daily intel on your favorite team. Subscribe here.“I just feel like I almost lost my feel on the fastball up in the zone,” he said. “I couldn’t get it where I wanted. That caused that walk. That kind of irritated me. I just have to keep my composure in the game.”Jansen did not regain his feel by the time the next batter, David Fletcher, dug into the batter’s box. He threw over to first base to keep Ohtani honest, but Ohtani stole second on Jansen’s first pitch to Fletcher. Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal appeared to hesitate before throwing the ball; once he did, the ball veered wildly into center field and Ohtani advanced to third on the throwing error.Fletcher lined Jansen’s next pitch, a cutter at the top of the zone, into the outfield. The score was tied 2-2.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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New-look Ravens didn’t strike first in free agency; eyes are further down road

first_img“We have a plan, and I think hopefully that’ll kind of come to fruition over the next two, three, four weeks, whatever it is,” he said. “But the big thing is, this is a good first step for us.”It wasn’t the last step, and neither were all the steps they and their rivals took at the dawn of the new league year.The clock is ticking, though, for the Ravens to make sure that in the new universe in their division, their steps pay off the most. Even when they later reeled in two big free agents that fit needs specific to their roster and philosophy and to their division battles (Mark Ingram, Earl Thomas), the verdict was not in yet on whether they were still the chaser or the chased. Their mindset still is that verdicts do not have to be in six months before the regular season starts. The agreements with Thomas and Ingram were a bracing reminder of that, having been reported chronologically after the soap operas in Pittsburgh, Cleveland and elsewhere.But, in their defense, the Ravens had more or less warned the football world that jumping to conclusions about the clout factor of their offseason moves was dangerous.MORE: NFL free agency winners & losersBaltimore issued a lot of these warnings as it was re-signing a pair of important core players, slot corner Tavon Young and blocking tight end Nick Boyle … and as a wave of signature names like Joe Flacco, Terrell Suggs, Eric Weddle and C.J. Mosley departed.The Ravens are changing, and trying to remain contenders, on the fly. The context for them is drastically different than what’s happening in Pittsburgh and Cleveland, converging on different planes.All things considered, the Ravens might be in the middle of a more intense shakeup than either rival. They are handing the keys to Lamar Jackson and bringing the era of Flacco — the only starter coach John Harbaugh has ever had and the MVP of one of the two Super Bowl wins in franchise history — to an end.Adding to the peculiar limbo they are in: Since that Super Bowl 47 victory, they have won just one playoff game and missed the postseason four times, yet they were catapulted into the playoffs last year off the seven-game stretch of starts by Jackson, who ascended at least a half-season ahead of schedule. Want to put the heat on an NFL general manager who is new to the job and happens to be replacing a legend? Have one traditional rival open the door a crack, then see a decidedly traditional non-non-rivalry slam it shut right back on you.That was life for Eric DeCosta and the Ravens — the defending AFC North champion Ravens, it’s easy to forget — as NFL free agency officially began. Antonio Brown and Le’Veon Bell did, in fact, exit the Steelers, and a wave of newcomers led by Odell Beckham Jr. arrived in Cleveland. By comparison, the Ravens looked as if they were playing catch-up.center_img The challenge, then, is to build around a second-year quarterback with unique, non-traditional skills under the watch of a coach heading into his 12th season and a general manager, DeCosta, just now stepping into the role for which the now-retired Ozzie Newsome has long groomed him.​DeCosta’s mindset is … well, the Ravens’ mindset as set in place by Newsome for two decades. Even with that door there to be stepped through despite all the traffic, he is playing the long game, out of necessity, because their quarterback is there for the long haul.”We see good young players leave us every year,” DeCosta told the Associated Press earlier this week (speaking specifically of Mosley and fellow departing young free agents John Brown and Za’Darius Smith). “We’ve tried to adjust over time, but I think now is a great opportunity for us to become financially responsible, to get control over the salary cap to understand the concept of right player, right price.”That was the idea between getting Young and Boyle locked in before the market on either blew up. The money the Ravens spent on Ingram and Thomas — who will both be 30 by season’s end — is reasonable, and both wanted to be someplace where they could continue to win. They have a cap edge on the Steelers with Jackson still on his rookie contract, and on the Browns without having a big contract like that of Beckham on the books.MORE: Jackson apologizes for dangerous drivingOn the other hand, time will tell whether they have the offensive support around their young quarterback that the Browns have around Baker Mayfield, and the exodus left sizable holes in last year’s top-ranked defense.Those are holes and doubts that are still open in March, though. DeCosta was asked about the timetable of Baltimore’s offseason last month, after Young was re-signed and before the NFL Combine and, of course, free agency.last_img read more

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Džumhur vs. Ferrer in the First Round of US Open

first_imgThe Bosnian tennis player Damir Džumhur found out the name of his opponent which whom he will meet in the first round of the Grand Slam Tournament US Open in New York.The young Bosnian tennis player didn’t have much luck in the lot considering the fact that he is going to play against the fourth holder, David Ferrer from Spain. The tournament in New York begins on August 25th.(Source: Fena)last_img

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Quick Action Contains Boat Fire at West Bay Marina

first_imgSubmitted by City of OlympiaOlympia Firefighters responded to a boat fire at West Bay Marina, 2100 West Bay Drive NW. The call came in at 2:40 pm, with first units seeing a plume of smoke well before arrival. The first fire unit arrived at 2:45 and reported a working fire on the dock with possibly multiple boats involved.The first arriving engine extended lines to the fire and began extinguishing the fire. Due the potential for spread, a second alarm was called to bring more equipment and personnel to the scene. It was quickly determined that only one boat was on fire. The fire was knocked down while boats from the Olympia Harbor Patrol, Port of Olympia and the marina moved adjoining boats to safety. The fire was contained to the boat of origin which burned down to the deck line, several feet above the waterline. The vessel did not sink but did sustain heavy damage.One person on a nearby boat was treated by paramedics at the scene and transported to Providence St. Peter Hospital with non-specific complaints following being in the area of the fire. He is expected to be fine.Olympia Fire Department responded with 4 engines, 1 ladder truck, 2 medic units, and a command unit. The call for a second alarm brought units from Fire Districts 3, 6, 9, 13 and City of Tumwater. There were no injuries to firefighters.The State of Washington Department of Natural Resources and Department of Ecology also responded to assure that the environment was being protected during the firefight. The boat did not sink, little or no fuel was released and the marina staff quickly used booms to prevent anything from the boat floating away.Olympia Fire Department remained on scene to assist the marina personnel and investigate the fire. The restaurant at West Bay Marina, Tug Boat Annie’s, remained open throughout the event. Facebook56Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

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Secrest, Wesneski Earn First Baseball Weekly Awards of the Season

first_imgPitcher of the Week: Hayden Wesneski, Sam Houston State – So. – Right Handed – Cypress, TexasJust a night after a heartbreaking loss in the season opener versus Kent State, Wesneski gave the Kats just what they needed to even things up on Saturday. The sophomore allowed just four hits and one unearned run in a complete-game win over the Golden Flashes. He recorded 15 outs on the ground and did not allow a runner to reach third base until late in the ninth inning. Wesneski finished with a career-high eight strikeouts and did not walk or hit a batter. He needed just 97 pitches to finish off KSU in a game that lasted exactly two hours of game time. His lone run allowed happened with two outs in the ninth due to an error on a potential game-ending double-play ball. Honorable Mention: John Shull, UIW; Drew Hanson, Abilene Christian; Ridge Heisler, Northwestern State. Honorable Mention: Caleb Kyle, Abilene Christian; Andrew Fregia, Sam Houston State; Brennan Breaud, Southeastern Louisiana. Lamar (1-2) next heads to Texas for a lone matchup Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. CT on the Longhorn Network before hosting Hofstra for a four-game series from Friday to Sunday. Sam Houston State (2-1) hosts Houston tonight at 6:30 p.m. and welcomes Cincinnati for a three-game series from Friday to Sunday.center_img Hitter of the Week: Cole Secrest, Lamar – Fr. – Outfielder – The Woodlands, TexasSecrest went 7-for-11 this weekend with eight RBIs. He hit five singles and two homers, drew a hit-by-pitch, and didn’t strikeout a single time. He was also perfect in eight fielding attempts in center field. His three-run homer against Texas Southern came with two outs and a 1-2 count when Lamar was down 3-0 to tie the game at three runs apiece. 2018 Southland Conference Baseball Week Two Notes (PDF)FRISCO, Texas – Lamar’s Cole Seacrest is the Southland Conference Baseball Hitter of the Week while Sam Houston State’s Hayden Wesneski is the Pitcher of the Week, the league announced Tuesday. Southland Players of the Week are presented by UniversalCoin.com. Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athletes is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots.last_img read more

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