Dive into beachside lifestyle

first_img30 Palm St, Rowes Bay.The front deck is largely shielded from the western sun and is fitted with fans making it the ideal spot to relax year round.The pool is hidden in the middle of the home offering complete privacy.M Property Townsville selling agents Tracey Stack and Emma Nancarrow said the home had won design awards. “The house has a unique design and has very high end fixtures and finishes,” they said. “The builder had a great eye for detail.“The kitchen is a dream kitchen and has dual dishwashers, dual ovens, butler’s pantry, wine fridge and a very on-trend onyx sink.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 202030 Palm Street in Rowes Bay.“You wake up to the most beautiful sunrises at Rowes Bay.“The sun is off that veranda by 2pm, so you can sit out there without any western sun.“It would be a great home for a family looking for functionality and room to spread out.”The small pocket of Rowes Bay is often inexplicably overlooked despite it offering an enviable coastal lifestyle with proximity to The Strand and the CBD. 30 Palm Street in Rowes Bay. 30 Palm Street in Rowes Bay.THIS superbly designed Rowes Bay home offers beachside living without compromise.30 Palm St is on the market for $1.65 million and has four bedrooms, three bathrooms and four car accommodation.The home has a modern, luxurious feel with a spacious front outdoor entertaining area to make the most of the beach views. 30 Palm St, Rowes Bay.There are two living areas as well as oversized outdoor entertaining areas.The home also has a commercial grade window system and is fitted with a sophisticated security system with video intercom, back-to-base alarm and Crimsafe screens.Owner Sonya Watt has lived in the home for the past 11 years with her husband and two sons but when they first moved in there was nothing but a dilapidated beach shack which was demolished to make way for the current house.“It is such a great family home with access to the beach,” she said. 30 Palm St, Rowes Bay.However, Palm St has started to become a breeding ground for premium properties with builders designing homes to make the most of the beachside location.Number 30 is filled with premium features from the gourmet kitchen to the luxe custom joinery throughout and stone composite tops to wet areas. 30 Palm St, Rowes Bay.“The boys would go across the road and catch 100cm barramundi.“We love the front deck because you get the afternoon sea breezes, so we would have a few drinks and friends would pop over.“Rowes Bay is also a great family friendly suburb and when you walk up the street everyone waves to you and says ‘hello’.” 30 Palm Street in Rowes Bay.last_img read more

Dutch cabinet opposes permanent exemption from central clearing

first_imgThe Dutch government has indicated that it opposes a permanent exemption for pension funds from central clearing of swap contracts, arguing it would undermine general support for reform.Responding to parliamentary questions from the liberal democrats (D66) and labour (PvdA) parties, finance minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem said that the European Commission’s decision to extend pension funds’ exemption from mandatory clearing of derivatives contracts beyond mid-2018 was “sensible”.“Some pension funds already use central clearing for part of their portfolio, but a technical solution to responsibly take sufficient cash from the market or provide other collateral is still not available yet,” he said.However, in his opinion, a solution must be found. Dijsselbloem emphasised that a permanent exemption was not an option as it would weaken support for mandatory clearing rules introduced under EMIR, as pension funds have a “significant position” as users of derivatives. A survey conducted earlier this year by IPE’s Dutch sister publication Pensioen Pro revealed that the €23.5bn sector pension fund for private road transport (Vervoer), the €186bn healthcare scheme PFZW, and the €28bn Shell Pensioenfonds had already entered into central clearing.Vervoer said that it involved less than 10% of its transactions. It also said bilateral contracts were often cheaper.Dijsselbloem said it would be sensible for pension funds to keep preparing for central clearing while focusing on finding an acceptable technical solution.last_img read more

North Carolina Coastal Resources Commission Meeting Canceled

first_imgThe North Carolina Coastal Resources Commission (CRC) meeting, scheduled for September 27-28 at the New Hanover County Government Center in Wilmington, has been canceled due to potential impacts on the Outer Banks from Hurricane Maria.Items on the agenda will be moved to the meeting on November 7-8, which will be held at the Hilton Double Tree, 2717 West Fort Macon Road, in Atlantic Beach.“Some of the agenda items that will be moved to the November meeting include providing new commissioners with an overview of the state’s coastal program and considering amendments to rules on erosion control,” CRC said.The state Coastal Resources Commission establishes policies for the state’s coastal management program and adopts rules regarding coastal development in North Carolina.[mappress mapid=”24450″]last_img read more

Missing jet ‘deliberately diverted’

first_img Share Share Sharing is caring! 59 Views   no discussions Tweetcenter_img InternationalLifestylePrintTravel Missing jet ‘deliberately diverted’ by: – March 15, 2014 Share Malaysia’s PM Najib Razak confirmed the plane’s communications systems had been disabled and it may then have been flown elsewhere for some seven hoursThe communications systems of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 were deliberately disabled, Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak has said.According to satellite and radar evidence, he said, the plane then changed course and could have continued flying for a further seven hours.He said the “movements are consistent with the deliberate action of someone on the plane”.The plane disappeared a week ago with 239 people on board.Mr Razak stopped short of saying it was a hijacking, saying only that they were investigating “all possibilities”.He said the plane could be anywhere from Kazakhstan to the Indian Ocean.The developments have added further uncertainty to the relatives of the 239 people on board the Kuala Lumpur to Beijing flight.Some in the Chinese capital said the news had made them more hopeful that their loved ones are alive, but one woman said they were on an emotional rollercoaster and she felt “helpless and frustrated”.‘New phase’The flight left Kuala Lumpur for Beijing at 00:40 local time (16:40 GMT) on 8 March and disappeared off air traffic controllers’ screens at about 01:20.Mr Razak told a news conference that new satellite evidence shows “with a high degree of certainty” that the one of the aircraft’s communications systems – the Aircraft and Communications Addressing and Reporting System – was disabled just before it had reached the east coast of Malaysia.ACARS is a service that allows computers aboard the plane to “talk” to computers on the ground, relaying in-flight information about the health of its systems.Shortly afterwards, near the cross-over point between Malaysian and Vietnamese air traffic controllers, the plane’s transponder – which emits an identifying signal – was switched off, he said.According to a military radar, the aircraft then turned and flew back over Malaysia before heading in a north-west direction.A satellite was able to pick up a signal from the plane until 08:11 local time – more than seven hours after it lost radar contact – although it was unable to give a precise location, Mr Razak said.He went on to say that based on this new data, investigators “have determined the plane’s last communication with a satellite was in one of two possible corridors”:• a northern corridor stretching from the border of Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan through to northern Thailand• a southern corridor stretching from Indonesia to the southern Indian OceanThe BBC’s Jonah Fisher in Kuala Lumpur says investigators will now focus on trying to obtain the radar data from any of the countries the Boeing 777 may have passed over.This could include Thailand, Myanmar, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India and Pakistan.Mr Razak said that in light of the new evidence, the investigation had “entered a new phase” and would focus on the crew and passengers on board.Shortly after the news conference finished, Malaysian police searched the Kuala Lumpur home of the plane’s pilot, 53-year-old Zaharie Ahmad Shah.Malaysia’s prime minister confirmed much of what had been leaked to the media, from US agencies and satellite companies, in the last 48 hours.His government had been facing severe criticism for not being more open about what it knows.China – which had 153 citizens on board the flight – has urged Malaysia to continue providing it with “thorough and exact information” on the search, state news agency Xinhua said.The foreign ministry said it was sending technical specialists to participate in the investigation, and appealed for the help of other countries and organisations.Along with the Chinese passengers, there were 38 Malaysians and citizens of Iran, the US, Canada, Indonesia, Australia, India, France, New Zealand, Ukraine, Russia, Taiwan and the Netherlands on board.An extensive search of the seas around Malaysia – involving 14 countries, 43 ships and 58 aircraft – since the plane disappeared had proved fruitless.The sweep of the South China Sea has been called off, as the investigation “enters a new phase” and refocuses its search west over the Indian Ocean.The agonising wait for news on the fate of their loved ones continues for the relatives of those on board on the airline.BBC Newslast_img read more

UK urges China to open dialogue with Hong Kong

first_imgThe treaty signed on Dec. 19, 1984pledged that Hong Kong’s high-degree of autonomy would be unchanged for 50years after the former British colony was handed back to China in 1997. “The agreement between the UK andChina made clear that Hong Kong’s high-degree of autonomy, rights and freedomswould remain unchanged for 50 years,” British Foreign secretary Dominic Raabsaid.  Britain’s Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab is seen at Downing Street in London, Britain on Dec. 17. REUTERS/TOBY MELVILLE LONDON – Britain urged China onThursday to open dialogue with Hong Kong protesters and respect the commitmentsit made 35 years ago in the Sino-British Joint Declaration. “The only way to guarantee Hong Kong’sfuture success and stability is by respecting these and addressing thelegitimate concerns of the people of Hong Kong through meaningful politicaldialogue,” he added.(Reuters)last_img read more

November 29, 2018 Police Blotter

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IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings Through July 6

first_imgXtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds – 1. Jordan Grabouski, Beatrice, Neb., 1,184; 2. Chris Abelson, Sioux City, Iowa, 1,129; 3. Kelly Shryock, Fertile, Iowa, and Tim Ward, Harcourt, Iowa, both 1,120; 5. Cory Sample, Winnemucca, Nev., 1,118; 6. Ricky Stephan, South Sioux City, Neb., 1,107; 7. Jason Wolla, Ray, N.D., 1,100; 8. Kyle Brown, State Center, Iowa, 1,095; 9. Ronn Lauritzen, Jesup, Iowa, 1,077; 10. Tyler Frye, Belleville, Kan., 1,033; 11. Chaz Baca, Mesa, Ariz., 1,010; 12. Josh Beaulieu, Bemidji, Minn., and Anthony Roth, Columbus, Neb., both 1,009; 14. Dennis LaVeine, West Burlington, Iowa, 1,005; 15. Dustin Smith, Lake City, Iowa, 999; 16. Rob VanMil, Barnesville, Minn., 998; 17. Lance Mari, Imperial, Calif., and Jesse Hoeft, Forest City, Iowa, both 993; 19. Steven Bowers Jr., Topeka, Kan., 950; 20. Bryce Garnhart, Shannon, Ill., 947. IMCA Late Models – 1. Rob Toland, Davenport, Iowa, 771; 2. Darrel DeFrance, Marshalltown, Iowa, 745; 3. Luke Goedert, Guttenberg, Iowa, 742; 4. Andy Nezworski, Buffalo, Iowa, 728; 5. Matt Ryan, Davenport, Iowa, 719; 6. Eric Sanders, Sherrard, Ill., 628; 7. Ryan Griffith, Webster City, Iowa, 611; 8. Jeremy Grady, Story City, Iowa, 601; 9. Jeremiah Hurst, Dubuque, Iowa, 590; 10. Thad Wilson, Moline, Ill., 581; 11. Gary Webb, Blue Grass, Iowa, 572; 12. Ben Seemann, Waterloo, Iowa, 571; 13. Curt Schroeder, Newton, Iowa, 569; 14. Joel Callahan, Dubuque, Iowa, 549; 15. Jason Hahne, Webster City, Iowa, 538; 16. Jonathan Brauns, Muscatine, Iowa, 532; 17. Tyler Droste, Waterloo, Iowa, 527; 18. Jerry King, Waterloo, Iowa, 524; 19. Travis Denning, Sterling, Ill., 513; 20. Todd Johnson, Mitchellville, Iowa, 484.IMCA EMI RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 718; 2. Andy Shouse, Mustang, Okla., and Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, both 716; 4. Clint Benson, Papillion, Neb., 698; 5. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 686; 6. Michelle Melton, Flower Mound, Texas, 678; 7. Justin Fifield, Mesquite, Texas, 648; 8. John Ricketts, Burleson, Texas, 618; 9. Chad Wilson, North Richland Hills, Texas, 607; 10. Weston Gorham, Colleyville, Texas, and Bryan Debrick, Irving, Texas, both 603; 12. Chase Parson, Abilene, Texas, 587; 13. Jason Martin, Lincoln, Neb., 564; 14. Raven Culp, Mesquite, Texas, 561; 15. Mark Klis, Waxahachie, Texas, 556; 16. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., and Austin Mundie, Dallas, Texas, both 530; 18. Scott Lutz, Jonestown, Pa., 528; 19. Chip Graham, Lewisville, Texas, 513; 20. Dalton Stevens, Scurry, Texas, 501.IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars ­– 1. Mike Nichols, Harlan, Iowa, 1,198; 2. Damon Murty, Chelsea, Iowa, 1,129; 3. Westin Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 1,127; 4. Kirk Martin, Weatherford, Texas, 1,124; 5. Chad Bruns, Wakefield, Neb., 1,076; 6. Donavon Smith, Lake City, Iowa, 1,051; 7. Ryan Powers, Crowley, Texas, 1,045; 8. Greg Gill, Muscatine, Iowa, 1,043; 9. Norman Chesmore, Rowley, Iowa, 1,023; 10. Kyle Pfeifer, Hill City, Kan., 1,009; 11. Eric Jones, Troy, Texas, 1,005; 12. Casey Woken, Norton, Kan., 994; 13. Tyler Pickett, Boxholm, Iowa, 984; 14. Jay Schmidt, Tama, Iowa, 982; 15. Dan Mackenthun, Hamburg, Minn., 980; 16. Derek Green, Granada, Minn., 965; 17. April Phillips, Abilene, Texas, 962; 18. John Oliver Jr., Danville, Iowa, 959; 19. Ron Pettitt, Norfolk, Neb., 949; 20. David Smith, Lake City, Iowa, 934.IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks – 1. Shannon Anderson, Des Moines, Iowa, 1,186; 2. Cody Nielsen, Spencer, Iowa, 1,174; 3. John Watson, Des Moines, Iowa, 1,111; 4. TeJay Mielke, Norfolk, Neb., 1,083; 5. August Bach, Newton, Iowa, 1,082; 6. Brady Bencken, Oakley, Kan., 1,067; 7. Tiffany Bittner, Hampton, Neb., 1,029; 8. Damon Richards, David City, Neb., 993; 9. Cory Probst, Brewster, Minn., 966; 10. Eric Stanton, Carlisle, Iowa, 931; 11. Justin Luinenburg, Reading, Minn., 922; 12. Cody Williams, Minneapolis, Kan., 891; 13. Wesley Warren, Fairfield, Texas, 880; 14. Jason Wilkinson, Neligh, Neb., 872; 15. Dave Riley, Sioux City, Iowa, 871; 16. Leah Wroten, Independence, Iowa, 850; 17. Cameron Wilkinson, Neligh, Neb., 829; 18. Drew Barglof, Sioux Rapids, Iowa, 805; 19. Shay Simoneau, Damar, Kan., 791; 20. Jeremy Hoskinson, Norfolk, Neb., 790. Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods – 1. Tony Olson, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 1,164; 2. Tyler Soppe, Sherrill, Iowa, 1,141; 3. Nelson Vollbrecht, Stanton, Neb., 1,120; 4. Robby Rosselli, Minot, N.D., 1,093; 5. Nick Meyer, Whittemore, Iowa, 1,086; 6. Daniel Gottschalk, Ellis, Kan., 1,078; 7. Jake McBirnie, Boone, Iowa, 1,069; 8. Kyle Prauner, Norfolk, Neb., 1,065; 9. Johnathon Logue, Boone, Iowa, 1,053; 10. Carter VanDenBerg, Oskaloosa, Iowa, 1,015; 11. Jesse Skalicky, Fargo, N.D., 995; 12. Matthew Looft, Swea City, Iowa, 958; 13. Dennis Gates, Claypool, Ariz., 940; 14. Erik Laudenschlager, Minot, N.D., 927; 15. Tony Rialson, Cottonwood, Minn., 904; 16. Austin Luellen, Minburn, Iowa, 897; 17. Ryan King, Montour, Iowa, 891; 18. Kevin Bethke, Neenah, Wis., 886; 19. Brandon Spanjer, Crete, Neb., 882; 20. Lucas Lamberies, Clintonville, Wis., 877.Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods – 1. Jeffrey Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 1,177; 2. Ronnie Welborn, Princeton, Texas, 1,117; 3. Cory Williams, Slaton, Texas, 1,067; 4. Kamera Kaitlin McDonald, Keller, Texas, 999; 5. James Skinner, Burleson, Texas, 802; 6. Robert Scrivner, Waco, Texas, 733; 7. Thomas Walp, Olney, Texas, 671; 8. Taylor Florio, Copperas Cove, Texas, 658; 9. James Hanusch, Belton, Texas, 642; 10. Dustin Leatherman, Muskogee, Okla., 588; 11. Justin Nabors, Kemp, Texas, 574; 12. T.J. Green, Robinson, Texas, 548; 13. Logan Ellis, Wagoner, Okla., 532; 14. Cullen Hill, Healdton, Okla., 530; 15. Caden Ellis, Wagoner, Okla., 510; 16. Dustin Robinson, Post, Texas, 507; 17. Jake Upchurch, Grand Prairie, Texas, 473; 18. Garett Rawls, China Spring, Texas, 468; 19. Kyle Wisdom, Abilene, Texas, 465; 20. Jessie Hoskins, Longdale, Okla., 464. Mach-1 Sport Compacts – 1. Ramsey Meyer, Pierce, Neb., 1,172; 2. Tyler Thompson, Sioux City, Iowa, 1,113; 3. Jay DeVries, Spencer, Iowa, 1,111; 4. Kaytee DeVries, Spencer, Iowa, 1,070; 5. Shannon Pospisil, Norfolk, Neb., 1,037; 6. Lance Mielke, Norfolk, Neb., 1,027; 7. Brooke Fluckiger, Columbus, Neb., 1,022; 8. Levi Heath, Wilton, Iowa, 1,019; 9. Colby Kaspar, Columbus, Neb., 971; 10. Randy Nelson, Albion, Neb., 961; 11. Richard Crow, Grand Island, Neb., 954; 12. James Roose, Grandview, Iowa, 946; 13. Nate Coopman, Mankato, Minn., 917; 14. Scott Spellmeier, Beatrice, Neb., 880; 15. Cody Van Dusen, Atalissa, Iowa, 869; 16. Joe Bunkofske, Armstrong, Iowa, 866; 17. Jake Newsom, Sioux City, Iowa, 783; 18. Darwin Brown Jr., Jackson, Minn., 738; 19. Dustin Jackson, Oneill, Neb., 737; 20. Daniel Campbell, Muscatine, Iowa, 728.last_img read more

West Ham named Olympic Stadium tenants

first_img The Hammers were named preferred bidders in December but negotiations with the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) have been long and tortuous. However, the LLDC announced on Friday morning that a deal has now been signed off that sees the Barclays Premier League club become anchor tenants under a 99-year lease. Plans for the revamped stadium have been unveiled, with the reported £150million facelift due to be completed in time for the 2016-17 season. The Olympic Stadium will be transformed into a 54,000-seater venue, with the Hammers now set to embark on a detailed, independent supporter consultation process. “It’s fantastic for everyone at West Ham United that at last all the club’s hard work over the past three years has paid off,” joint chairmen David Sullivan and David Gold said. “Since we came to West Ham in 2010 we have had a vision to really take the club forward so West Ham United can compete on the pitch at the highest level. “Today’s decision offers us a real platform to do this and we are fully committed to making it a real success. “We understand the responsibilities that come with calling the nation’s iconic Olympic Stadium, which will be converted into a world-class football stadium, our new home. It is an honour we will take on with pride.” Press Associationcenter_img West Ham have been handed the keys to the Olympic Stadium after a deal for the London 2012 centrepiece was finally agreed.last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgThe All-Star guard will have surgery on his left knee, damaging the Sixers’ hopes for a deep playoff run. There was no immediate timeframe for his return, and it’s likely that no firm timetable on his recovery will be set until after the surgery.Simmons left Wednesday’s game against Washington midway through the third quarter because of the injury.In other NBA news:— This season’s three NBA MVP finalists have won the award before. The trio announced Saturday is reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo (YAH’-nihs an-teh-toh-KOON’-poh) of the Bucks, four-time MVP LeBron James of the Lakers and 2017-18 winner James Harden of the Rockets. James would join Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Michael Jordan and Bill Russell as the NBA’s only five-time MVPs. Antetokounmpo is bidding to become the 12th back-to-back winner of the award. NHL-SCHEDULE Elsewhere around the majors:— Austin Slater had nine career home runs before going deep twice off Clayton Kershaw in the Giants’ 5-4 win versus the Dodgers. Kershaw also surrendered a home run to Mike Yastrzemski (ya-STREHM’-skee) while being reached for four runs and seven hits in just 4 1/3 innings.— Niko Goodrum, Miguel Cabrera, C.J. Cron and Jeimer (JAY’-mur) Candelario homered in the first inning to ignite the Tigers’ 11-5 win over the Pirates. JaCoby Jones added a sixth-inning blast and Cron capped the scoring with an RBI double in Detroit’s second straight win.— Frankie Montas pitched seven shutout innings and the Athletics picked up their eighth consecutive win by downing the Astros, 3-1. Marcus Semien homered in the first after hitting a walkoff single to end a 13-inning win on Friday.— Jake Arrieta picked up his first win in more than a year by tossing three-hit ball over six innings of the Phillies’ 5-0 shutout of the Braves. Jay Bruce smacked a three-run homer and J.T. Realmuto (ree-al-MOO’-toh) went deep for the third straight game. — The Suns are 5-0 since the restart after Devin Booker scored 35 points and Jevon Carter added a season-high 20 in a 119-112 victory against the Heat. Carter made six of eight 3-pointers for Phoenix, which is two games behind Memphis for the final Western Conference playoff berth.— Rodney McGruder hit a 3-pointer with 26.5 seconds left to push the Clippers past the Trail Blazers, 122-120. Portland led much of the game, but Los Angeles closed on a 12-5 run to pull out the victory. The Clippers were without Kawhi (kah-WY’) Leonard and played the last five minutes without Paul George after he scored 21 points.NBA-NEWSSimmons needs knee surgeryLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers will spend the rest of the NBA season and playoffs without Ben Simmons. F1-70TH ANNIVERSARY GPBottas on pole for Silverstone GP ahead of teammate HamiltonSILVERSTONE, England (AP) — Valtteri Bottas edged out Mercedes teammate and championship leader Lewis Hamilton to claim the pole position for Formula One’s 70th Anniversary Grand Prix.Bottas clocked 1 minute, 25.154 seconds, 0.063 seconds ahead of the six-time world champion. It gave Bottas his first pole since the opening race of the pandemic-delayed season in Austria, which he went on to win. MLS-SEASON RESUMES Update on the latest sports Samardjiza on ILUNDATED (AP) — Giants hurler Jeff Samardjiza (sah-MAHR’-jah) has been placed on the 10-day injured list due to right shoulder impingement. Manager Gabe Kapler said the right-hander told trainers and the coaching staff that he felt like he wasn’t able to get the arm loose during Friday’s game. Samardjiza went four-plus innings and allowed six runs on seven hits in a 7-2 loss to the Dodgers. In other big league news Saturday: — The Rangers picked up a 2-0 win on Joey Gallo’s two-run homer. Six Texas pitchers combined on a four-hitter as Kolby Allard worked five innings before Edinson Volquez worked the sixth for his first major league win since 2017.— The Mets were 8-4 winners against the Marlins as Michael Conforto and Pete Alonso slammed two-run homers before J.D. Davis broke it open with a three-run blast. Rookie David Peterson allowed two runs over five innings to help New York end Miami’s six-game winning streak.— Jorge Soler homered in back-to-back innings, the second of which came in a six-run fourth that propelled the Royals past the Twins, 9-6. Nicky Lopez hit a two-run shot and Salvador Perez also went deep as the first seven Royals reached base in the fourth.— Five Blue Jays pitchers combined on a four-hitter in a 2-1 win at Boston. Bo Bichette had two hits and an RBI to help Toronto halt a two-game skid.MLB-NEWS Jamal Murray scored 23 points, including the tying and go-ahead baskets in the Nuggets’ double-overtime win against the Jazz, 134-132. He sank a fallaway jumper for a 123-all tie and then beat the shot clock with a go-ahead 3-pointer. Murray had 12 rebounds and eight assists, just missing a triple-double in his first game since March 11. He missed the Nuggets’ first four games of the restart due to a tight hamstring.The Nuggets overcame Donovan Mitchell’s 35 points for Utah, including a 3-pointer with 4.2 seconds remaining in the second overtime.In other NBA action:— T.J. Warren poured in 39 points, including seven straight to put the Pacers ahead in the final two minutes of a 116-111 downing of the Lakers. LeBron James had 31 points, eight rebounds and seven assists after sitting out the first game since the Lakers clinched the top seed in the Western Conference. — Luka Doncic (DAHN’-chihch) posted his league-high 17th triple-double of the season by delivering 36 points, a career-high 19 assists and 14 rebounds for the Mavericks, in a 136-132 win over the Bucks. Giannis Antetokounmpo had 34 points, 13 rebounds and five blocks for the Bucks, who led by three before Dallas closed on a 7-0 run. Knights take top seed with OT win over AvsEDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Las Vegas Golden Knights and Philadelphia Flyers have grabbed the top seeds in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Golden Knights captured the No. 1 seed in the West by taking a winner-take-all with Colorado before the Flyers knocked off Tampa Bay to claim the top seed in the East.Alex Tuch (tuhk) scored with 16 seconds remaining on the clock in overtime to give the Knights a 4-3 victory over the Avalanche. Vegas took a 3-2 lead on a penalty shot by Jonathan Marchessault (MAHR’-sheh-soh) early in the third period, but the Avs forced OT when J.T. Compher beat Robin Lehner with 62 seconds left in regulation.Marchesault tallied twice and Lehner finished with 32 saves for the Knights, who will take on the Blackhawks in the first round.The Avs and Coyotes will square off in another first-round series. In Toronto, Nicolas Aube-Kubel (oh-BAY’ koo-BEHL’) scored twice in the first period and Carter Hart finished with 23 saves as the Flyers downed Tampa Bay, 4-1. Joel Farabee set up the game-winner and added a second-period goal that put the Flyers ahead 3-1.The Flyers went 3-0 in round-robin play after winning nine of their last 10 regular-season games. Philadelphia’s reward is a meeting with the Montreal Canadiens.Tyler Johnson had a power-play goal for the Lightning, who will take on either Toronto or Columbus in the first round.MLB-SCHEDULECole just misses 20th straight MLS to resume regular season UNDATED (AP) — Major League Soccer says it will resume its season once the MLS is Back tournament in Florida wraps up. The league’s 26 teams will each play 18 games, with the first between FC Dallas and Nashville set for Aug. 12. Dallas and Nashville are playing three additional games after withdrawing from the league’s tournament because of positive COVID-19 cases. A majority of games will be played without fans because of local regulations. Teams will be subjected to a rigorous testing protocol and will use charter flights to travel. MLS suspended the season on March 12 because of the pandemic after teams had played two games each. Harvick wins again at MISBROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — Kevin Harvick raced to his fifth NASCAR Cup Series victory of the season by outlasting Brad Keselowski in overtime in the opener of a weekend doubleheader at Michigan International Speedway.Harvick won for the fourth time at MIS — and three of those victories have been in the last three years.Ford has now won five straight Cup races at Michigan and swept the top two spots Saturday with Harvick and Keselowski. Martin Truex Jr. was third, followed by Ryan Blaney and Kyle Busch.Busch remains winless on the year with five races left in the regular season.center_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditGOLF-PGA CHAMPIONSHIPJohnson heads tight leaderboard at Harding ParkSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Dustin Johnson shot a 5-under 65 in the third round at TPC Harding Park to enter the final round as the PGA Championship leader at minus-9. He had eight birdies in the round, which helped him forget a bogey on No. 6 and a double three holes later. Both times, he birdied the next hole. Associated Press — Ryan Castellani combined with three relievers on a one-hitter as the Rockies downed the Mariners, 5-0. Chalie Blackmon opened the scoring with a three-run double in the fifth.— Starling Marte and Stephen Vogt (voht) hit solo homers in the sixth inning of the Diamondbacks’ 3-2 victory at San Diego. Merrill Kelly gave up one run over six frames to get the win.— Zach Plesac (PLEE’-sak) tossed six strong innings and the Indians erupted for six runs in the fourth inning of a 7-1 victory over the White Sox. The Indians had been blanked for 13 innings before Franmil (FRAHN’-meel) Reyes and Jordan Luplow each hit a two-run homer in the fourth. — Pat Valaika, Pedro Severino and Anthony Santander homered during a five-run eighth that gave the Orioles a 5-3 verdict over the Nationals. Baltimore went into eighth with just two hits and trailing 3-0 before rallying against Sean Doolittle and Daniel Hudson.— Anthony DeSclafani allowed two singles over six scoreless innings to pitch the Reds past the Brewers, 4-1. Eugenio Suarez hit a three-run homer in the first to put the Reds on top to stay. UNDATED (AP) — Gerrit Cole came within one out of winning his 20th consecutive decision despite another power display by the New York Yankees. Homers by Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton and Mike Ford powered the Yankees to an 8-4 win over the Rays in Game 1 of a twinbill. Cole had a 5-0 lead as he entered the fifth inning, but he had to be pulled one strike shy of qualifying for the victory. Jose Martinez belted a two-run homer that made it 5-3 and ended Cole’s outing.Cole was bidding to tie Roger Clemens, Jake Arrieta and Rube Marquard for the third-longest streak ever. Hall of Famer Carl Hubbell leads the list with 24 in a row, followed by Roy Face with 22. The Rays salvaged a split of the doubleheader as Austin Meadows provided a tiebreaking, two-run single in a 5-3 decision over New York. The Rays used six pitchers during a bullpen day that ended when Judge flew out deep with a runner on base. MAC schools rely heavily on revenue from playing road games against power conference teams. Most of those games were canceled when the Power Five went to exclusively or mostly conference games. A meeting of its presidents earlier in the week was expected to produce an agreement on how to go about a fall season. Instead, some schools pushed to not play. In other college sports news:— The Big Ten has told its schools that until further notice full contact football practices cannot begin. The conference announced all teams will remain in the first two days of what is known as the “acclimatization period” as teams work in just helmets. The Big Ten said all other fall sports will continue to work with team physicians and athletic trainers to adjust practices to the appropriate level of activity. — Pittsburgh junior defensive tackle Jaylen Twyman has opted out of the 2020 season to focus on next year’s NFL draft. Twyman was a second-team All-American in 2019 when he registered 10 1/2 sacks. The 6-foot-2, 290-pound Twyman said his decision is not about COVID-19, but rather about taking care of his family’s needs. HORSE RACING-TRAVERSTiz the Law wins againSARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Belmont winner Tiz the Law has easily won the $1 million Travers Stakes at Saratoga and heads to Kentucky for next month’s Derby as the favorite.Ridden by Manny Franco, Tiz the Law ran 1 1/4 miles in 2:00.65 and paid $3, $2.40 and $2.10.The 3-year-old colt remains undefeated this year with four straight graded stakes victories. NFL-BROWNS-LANDRYLandry activated CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry has been activated from the physically unable to perform list, clearing the way for him to practice in training camp following off-season hip surgery.He underwent an extensive procedure to correct a issue that slowed him last season but didn’t keep him off the field. Landry hasn’t missed a game in six seasons and recorded 83 receptions for 1,174 yards and six touchdowns in 2019.NASCAR-MICHIGAN — Padres first baseman Eric Hosmer was activated from the injured list after missing 11 of the first 14 games with gastritis. Hosmer said he never received a precise diagnosis of the ailment and plans to see specialists after the season.VIRUS OUTBREAK-COLLEGE SPORTSMAC cancels fall sports due to virusUNDATED (AP) — The Mid-American Conference has become the first league competing at college football’s highest level to cancel its fall season because of COVID-19 concerns.The MAC announced on Saturday that all fall sports have been canceled, although it is exploring the idea of making them up in the spring. The MAC’s 12 schools are facing a significant financial burden by trying to maintain costly coronavirus protocols. Johnson’s only major victory was the 2016 U.S. Open.Eleven other players will be three shots back heading into Sunday’s round. Scottie Scheffler also fired a 65 that leaves him tied with Cameron Champ at 8 under. Two shots back are Brooks Koepka (KEHP’-kuh), Paul Carey and Collin Morikawa, who fired a 65.NBA-SCHEDULEMurray returns to lead NuggetsLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Denver Nuggets welcomed back one of their stars on Saturday and solidified their hold on third place in the NBA’s Western Conference. August 8, 2020last_img read more

PNP Leader, Dr. Peter Phillips To Name New “Shadow” Cabinet

first_imgMinister go Finance and Planning Peter Phillips KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – Jamaica’s Opposition Leader Dr. Peter Phillips says he will announce the composition of his new “shadow” cabinet after the People’s National Party (PNP) holds its annual conference on September 22.Phillips was re-elected PNP leader last Saturday, fighting off a challenge from former national security minister, Peter Bunting.Phillips, 69, received 1,427 votes as against 1,351 for the 59-year-old Bunting.“Following my re-election as president of the People’s National Party last Saturday, a number of members of the shadow cabinet, consistent with tradition, have tendered their resignation as shadow ministers.“At a meeting of the party’s National Executive Council in April this year, I had indicated that I would be reorganizing the shadow cabinet after the end of the Parliamentary Sectoral Debate. The internal presidential election intervened and I considered it prudent to postpone that exercise,” Philips said in a statement.“I now intend to undertake the shadow cabinet reorganization after the conclusion of the party’s Annual Conference on September 22. Until then I have asked all shadow ministers remain in place and continue to monitor their assigned portfolio.” Phillips said, adding that he would be meeting with Bunting on Tuesday.Among those who had already tendered their resignations were Dr Dayton Campbell, who served as campaign chairman for Bunting, and campaign chairman Mark Golding.“I can confirm that I have resigned. I am still an MP and I continue to be, but I believe that if you lead a campaign against the person who assigns the shadow cabinet, the decent and principled thing to do is to offer your resignation. I remain a member of the PNP and will serve in whatever capacity I am asked to,” Campbell said.Following the election results, Phillips, who took over the leadership of the PNP in March 2017, following the party’s defeat in the 2016 general election, immediately offered an olive branch to Bunting.“If the Comrades from the other side can hear me, I am issuing an invitation to all the comrades, including the leadership, including the candidate, come over, let’s celebrate as one party,” Phillips said.last_img read more