Fall Trash and Recycling Pickup Schedule in Ocean City

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Update on the latest sports

first_imgAs part of the agreement approved by the union Thursday night, players agreed not to challenge giving up their salaries if no games are played, except for $170 million payment management will advance in two stages. Player salary this year is expected to be in the $4 billion range.Management was given the right to cut the amateur draft in both 2020 and 2021, and to freeze the values of signing bonus money at 2019 levels.Details were divulged to The Associated Press by a person familiar with the agreement who spoke on condition of anonymity because no announcement was made.Teams are set to approve the roughly 17-page agreement Friday, the person said.NCAA-REVENUE DISTRIBUTION March 27, 2020 Bartholomay died Wednesday at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, according to his daughter, Jamie.OBIT-GLOBETROTTERS-NEALHarlem Globetrotters great Curly Neal dies at 77UNDATED (AP) — Iconic Harlem Globetrotters player Fred “Curly” Neal has died at 77, according to the team.The dribbling wizard played for the Globetrotters from 1963-85, appearing in more than 6,000 games in 97 countries for the exhibition team known for its combination of comedy and athleticism. He became one of five Globetrotters to have his jersey retired when his No. 22 was lifted to the rafters during a special ceremony at Madison Square Garden in 2008. The NCAA had been scheduled to distribute $600 million to more than 300 Division I schools from April to June.COLLEGE BASKETBALL-VANDERBILLT-NESMITHNesmith leaving CommodoresNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt guard Aaron Nesmith is forgoing his final two seasons of eligibility to enter the NBA draft.Nesmith was one of the nation’s most prolific scorers and 3-point shooters before a right foot injury caused him to miss more than half the season. He averaged 23 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.4 steals for the Commodores this past season. The Indianapolis 500 scheduled for May 24 has been postponed until August because of the coronavirus pandemic.It will be the first time since 1946 that the race won’t be run on Memorial Day weekend.IndyCar initially said it would resume racing May 9 on the road course at Indianapolis. That race will now be run on July 4, a day before NASCAR races at The Brickyard. The Indy 500 will be moved to Aug. 23.In other outbreak-related developments:— The company that manufactures uniforms for Major League Baseball has suspended production on jerseys and is instead using the polyester mesh fabric to make masks and gowns for hospitals in Pennsylvania and nearby states. Fanatics founder and executive chairman was watching TV last week when he was struck by the idea to turn the 360,000-square foot facility in Easton, Pennsylvania, into a factory for the COVID-19 virus fight. St. Luke’s Hospital in nearby Bethlehem reached out to Fanatics late last week about the possibility of the company manufacturing masks. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSIndy 500 moved to AugustUNDATED (AP) — The Brickyard will be silent Memorial Day weekend. Update on the latest sports — Former President Barack Obama was among more than 50,000 viewers who logged onto a coronavirus discussion between Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry and Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. When Curry asked when it might be time to start thinking about sports again, Fauci responded, “when the country as a whole has turned that corner,” and the curve that shows how the virus is still spreading nationally starts coming down.— The Colorado Avalanche say one of their players has recovered after testing positive for the COVID-19 virus. The player was at home in isolation since the symptoms first appeared. The team says anyone who was known to have had close contact with the player has been notified. The Avs issued a statement saying they continue to work in conjunction with their medical staff and public health officials to do everything they can to help the Avalanche community remain safe and healthy during this time.— NHL stars Alex Ovechkin (oh-VECH’-kin) and Sidney Crosby think the league should go directly to the playoffs once it resumes play. The two rival Metropolitan Division captains shared their views Thursday. Crosby says he understands the need to try to play as many games as possible. But he says he wouldn’t mind beginning with the playoffs. Ovechkin had the same idea. There is no timetable for when play will resume. It has not been determined whether the league will complete the regular season.— The WNBA has announced its draft will be a virtual event this season due to the coronavirus pandemic. The draft will be held on April 17 as originally scheduled but will be broadcast without players, fans or media in attendance. WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert says the league is still looking at different scenarios for the start of the regular season but notes it could begin before the NBA resumes play.— Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta says he has fully recovered from the coronavirus, two weeks after testing positive for COVID-19. Arteta told the Arsenal website that he is “completely fine” and that he only felt ill for a few days. He said he had three or four days that were a little bit difficult, with a bit of a temperature, a dry cough and some discomfort in my chest.” Arteta became the first Premier League figure to test positive for the coronavirus on March 12. The league was then suspended the next day. — Hockey equipment manufacturer Bauer has shifted from making visors for helmets to medical visors for those fighting the coronavirus pandemic. Bauer faced the possibility of closing its manufacturing plant in Blainville, Quebec, when hockey came to a halt amid the global pandemic. But engineers there instead brainstormed the idea of producing medical shields to help protect people on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19.— A person with knowledge of the details tells The Associated Press that top NBA executives are having their base salaries reduced by 20% for the foreseeable future. The reductions affect the roughly 100 highest-earning executives, as the NBA joins the NHL and NASCAR in cutting salaries while competitions are on hold because of the coronavirus. The cuts are effective immediately and affect NBA employees both inside the league headquarters in New York and in global offices.— Hall of Fame jockey Javier Castellano says he has tested positive for the coronavirus and will be in quarantine for two weeks. Castellano tested positive as part of a physical that officials at Gulfstream Park mandated as a prerequisite before being cleared to ride in Saturday’s Florida Derby. Castellano says that he has not had “known contact with anyone that has tested positive.” Castellano last rode on March 15, when he had two mounts at Gulfstream.— New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees says he and his wife, Brittany, are donating $5 million to help Louisiana businesses and communities contend with challenges brought on by the coronavirus outbreak in the state. Brees posted his pledge on a social media account and says the money will help several restaurants in which he has an ownership stake as well as a major hospital chain and charities that deliver meals to people in need.— The Green Bay Packers have extended the closure of Lambeau Field through at least April 24 to help minimize the spread of the coronavirus after Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers issued a “safer at home” order through that date. Packers officials said the closure would continue until that order expires or until a superseding order is issued. Packers officials say Lambeau Field and Titletown will only have essential personnel in place for non-public operations of the facilities. Pandemic fallout: NCAA slashes distribution by $375 millionUNDATED (AP) — The NCAA will distribute $225 million to its Division I members in June. That is $375 million less than had been budgeted this year because the coronavirus outbreak forced the cancellation of the men’s basketball tournament.The NCAA says $50 million will come from its reserve fund. A $270 million event cancellation insurance policy will help pay the rest.March Madness is among the biggest revenue producers for the NCAA and its schools. It was canceled March 19, a week before the first round was scheduled to begin.The NCAA pulled in more than $1 billion in revenue last year, including $867.5 million from the television and marketing rights for the Division I men’s basketball tournament. MLB-OBIT-WYNNToy Cannon diesUNDATED (AP) — Jimmy Wynn, the diminutive slugger whose monster shots in the 1960s and ’70s earned him the popular nickname “The Toy Cannon,” has died at 78.The Astros say the three-time All-Star outfielder died Thursday in Houston, but the team did not provide further details.The 5-foot-9 Wynn hit more than 30 homers twice with Houston, including a career-high 37 in 1967 at the pitcher-friendly Astrodome. Wynn left the team as the franchise leader in hits, home runs, RBIs and walks. Overall, he finished with 291 homers with 964 RBIs and 225 stolen bases in his career. MLB-OBIT-BARTHOLOMAYBill Bartholomay, who moved Braves to Atlanta, dies at 91ATLANTA (AP) — Former Braves owner Bill Bartholomay has died at 91.Bartholomay moved the franchise from Milwaukee to Atlanta in 1966, making it the first Major League Baseball team in the South. He headed the group that sold the Braves to Ted Turner in 1976 but retained a partial interest and remained as the team’s chairman until November 2003, when he assumed an emeritus role.Braves Hall of Famer Hank Aaron said on his Twitter account that Bartholomay “was the greatest owner I ever had the pleasure to play for.” Associated Press — The International Olympic Committee says it is “not aware of any link” between an Olympic boxing tournament it oversaw in London this month and positive coronavirus tests for people who were there. The Turkish boxing federation says a boxer and a trainer now have the virus after attending the Olympic qualifying tournament, which was stopped on March 16 after three of the scheduled 11 days. The Turkish team says the two men are being treated in a hospital and two others with symptoms are awaiting test results.— Three professional baseball players in Japan have tested positive for the new coronavirus but Japanese baseball officials insist that won’t impact plans to start the season next month. Hanshin Tigers pitcher Shintaro Fujinami and two teammates have become the first professional baseball players in Japan to test positive. Japan professional baseball had earlier postponed the start of its regular season amid the pandemic and was aiming for an April 24 start.MLB-SERVICE TIMEPlayers, management agree to preserve service timeUNDATED (AP) — Players have agreed to a deal with Major League Baseball that would preserve service time in the event this season is canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. However, the two sides have left open details of what a configured schedule would look like. Neal was a crowd favorite with his trademark shaved head, infectious smile and ability to dribble circles around would-be defenders.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more

Small boy with big dreams

first_imgA South African recipe and games book for children, written by nine-year-old Josh Thirion, has won a prestigious international cookbook award. (Images: Random House)MEDIA CONTACTS • Kim Taylor  Publicist  +27 21 460 5400RELATED ARTICLES • SAAF: working in war and peace • Getting to know a different SA • Cultural group writes own history • Kirstenbosch celebrated in print Wilma den HartighA South African recipe and games book for children, written by nine-year-old Josh Thirion, has won a prestigious international cookbook award. Cook with Josh is the winner of the 2013 Gourmand World Cookbook Award for Best in the World in the children’s category. These awards are considered the Oscars of the food and wine industry, and Josh’s book was selected from thousands of books worldwide.Through his book, Josh hopes to inspire other children to get into the kitchen and start cooking, and also to encourage future generations of South African MasterChefs. The book contains 48 easy step-by-step recipes, and, using his talent for drawing, Josh has created activities such as colouring-in, mazes, word games, crossword puzzles, spot-the-difference and connect-the-dots.It includes ideas for drinks, breakfasts, lunches, dinners, desserts and treats, from classic peanut butter smoothies, beef stew and pizza monsters, to old-fashioned favourites such as coconut fudge, malva pudding and rainbow popcorn.Josh’s mom, Lynn Thirion, says he never wrote the book to be published. His only intention was to sell it at the Mzansi Magic Market Day, a national competition to encourage children to develop entrepreneurial skills.The first time he entered the competition, when he was just seven, he made toys from recycled materials, but by the following year the entire family was hooked on MasterChef, a BBC television cookery game show.Thirion says that Josh’s dad noticed his comic strip recipes, and encouraged him to develop the idea for the market day. He made 30 copies of the handmade recipe book to sell on the day, and they were so popular that his business idea won out of more than 400 stalls.It was after this success at the market day that Random House publishers approached the Thirions to take the idea further. “One idea led to the next and I decided to do a cookbook with a difference, an activity cookbook,” Josh says.Inspired by MasterChefHis mom says he comes from a creative family – all the Thirions enjoy painting and she noticed Josh’s artistic talent at an early age. The family has also always enjoyed cooking together, and she thinks this, too, probably made a lasting impression on her son.“His talent for drawing was the first thing we noticed. His interest in cooking only came later,” she says, but adds that he seemed to be interested in making food even when he was very young. “We love to camp and one year on a camping trip he was making his own peanut butter and honey sandwiches,” she says.Cook with Josh combines Josh’s love for drawing and interest in cooking, as well as his trademark comic strip recipes such as orange pudding and dark chocolate and berry flapjacks. “My inspiration for cooking started with MasterChef,” Josh says. “I watch all the programmes. I also enjoy Junior MasterChef; I wish I could cook like those kids.”Thirion says her son has big dreams of becoming a celebrity television chef, and he is already very critical of their cooking. “When we have dinner around the table at home he judges the food like the MasterChef judges, on aspects like taste, texture and appearance.”Since winning the award he’s been on international food networks, but she wants him to enjoy being a child. “My advice to him is to keep his feet on the ground.”last_img read more

MP Supriya Sule complains of harassment by taxi driver at railway station

first_imgNationalist Congress Party MP Supriya Sule alleged harassment by a taxi driver when she arrived at the Dadar railway terminus here on Thursday. Ms. Sule, who lodged a complaint with the Railway Protection Force (RPF), said the driver, Kuljeet Singh Malhotra, entered her railway compartment and blocked her way while asking if she needed a taxi. Even when she made it clear that she did not need one, he “blocked my path, harassed me and shamelessly even posed for photo”, Ms. Sule, daughter of NCP chief Sharad Pawar, tweeted. She clicked his photo so as to file a complaint, she said. The RPF authorities later informed her that he had been apprehended and fined, she added. ‘No touting at stations’“If touting is permitted under the law, then it can not and should not be permitted within train stations or airport but only at designated taxi stands,” the Baramati MP said. The taxi driver was apprehended and booked under Sections 145-B (creating nuisance and indecency), 147 (entering in railway premises unlawfully) and 159 (showing rash and negligent manner) of the Indian Railway Act, 1989, said a senior railway official. ‘Driver fined’K.K. Ashraf, Senior Divisional Commissioner of the Mumbai division of Central Railway, said that Kuljeet was also fined ₹260 for not possessing a valid ticket. Further, city traffic police imposed a fine of ₹200 on him for not having a licence and another ₹200 for driving a taxi without uniform, Mr. Ashraf informed.last_img read more

The USs Odds of Beating Belgium And Every Other World Cup Opponent

I passed a fellow Disney cast member in the hallway just after Thursday afternoon’s first set of World Cup matches concluded. He’d missed the U.S.-Germany game.“Did we win?” he asked.“Yes,” I said. “I mean, no, we lost. But we advanced.” He seemed to understand.After its loss to Germany, the U.S. finished tied for second in Group G, with one win, one loss and one draw. Portugal had the same record. But the U.S. had the better goal differential and will go on, reaching the knockout stage in consecutive World Cups for the first time in its history.Some further good news for the U.S. is that it has a palatable draw in its Round of 16 game. If the U.S. gets very lucky and Algeria and South Korea win their games Thursday, its opponent would be Algeria. However, there is only a 3.5 percent chance of both of those outcomes. In any other case, the U.S. will face Belgium.The U.S. will be an underdog against Belgium, but not as badly as it would be against some other opponents. If we put the remaining World Cup teams into several tiers based on their Soccer Power Index (SPI) ratings, it would look something like this:Tier 1A: Brazil (partly because of home-country advantage)Tier 1B: Germany, ArgentinaTier 2A: Colombia, Netherlands, France, ChileTier 2B: Belgium, UruguayTier 3A: Switzerland, U.S., Mexico, Costa Rica, Nigeria, RussiaTier 3B: Algeria, GreeceTier 4: South Korea (very unlikely to advance)Belgium is dangerous, but not as dangerous as tournament favorites Brazil, Germany and Argentina. Meanwhile, the Netherlands, France, Chile and Colombia also look more threatening than Belgium based on the things SPI looks at: pre-tournament resumes, form so far in the World Cup and, in the case of Chile and Colombia, games closer to home.Our match-prediction algorithm gives the U.S. about a 42 percent chance of winning a knockout-stage game against Belgium based on each team’s SPI rating as of Thursday morning. (The U.S. would be 59 percent favorites against Algeria.) Here’s how those probabilities look for a knockout match between the U.S. and all remaining teams in the World Cup:A note for soccer newbies: There are no draws in the knockout stage. If the score is tied at the end of regulation, the teams play 30 minutes of extra time. (The 30 minutes are guaranteed; there is no longer any “sudden death” or Golden Goal rule.) If the score is still tied, the game goes to a penalty shootout. (Some soccer statisticians consider games that go to penalties to be draws for record-keeping purposes — but the winner of the shootout advances all the same.)These probabilities reflect an improvement, which we’ll be unveiling Friday morning, to the SPI match-prediction program. Previously, it had been resolving all matches that would have been draws in regulation 50-50. In other words, it was assuming that the outcome of a game that went to extra time was purely random.We’ve done some further research, however, and this assumption turns out be somewhat too conservative. Based on the results from major tournaments since 2005, the better team does have a slight edge in extra time. It isn’t much of an advantage if the teams are at all competitive with one another: For example, if a U.S.-Belgium game went to extra time, Belgium would have a 54 percent chance of advancing either after extra time or on penalties, and the U.S. would have a 46 percent chance. But it’s worth worrying about when one team is clearly better. For instance, we estimate that Argentina would have a 65 percent chance of winning an extra-time game against the U.S.Speaking of Argentina, it represents the biggest barrier to the U.S. making a deep run in the World Cup. The Argentines are the Americans’ most likely opponent in the quarterfinals and the U.S. has only a 20 percent chance of beating them. The U.S. will want to root for Switzerland to upset Argentina in the Round of 16 — against the Swiss, the Americans would be almost even money.Overall, the U.S. has a 13 percent chance of winning two knockout-stage matches and advancing to the semifinals for the first time since the 1930 World Cup. Its probability of winning the World Cup is only 1.2 percent — although those odds are up from just 0.4 percent before the tournament began. read more

American gay man beaten up at Junkanoo Carnival says he will sue

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, May 9, 2017 – Nassau – An American man who says he was attacked by a group of people during a concert at Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival is alleging that he was “targeted and beat up” because he is gay and he plans to file a law suit.Adrian Brown, 24, who was born in Jamaica but lives in the United States, said he wants those involved to be charged with a hate crime.    Brown vows to pursue the case when he returns to the US and also plans on suing for medical bills, pain and suffering.Adrian BrownMr. Brown, a Navy officer who came to the Bahamas to participate in Junkanoo Carnival, said he was dancing at the concert late Friday into early Saturday when he felt someone throw water on him.“So I was at the concert and there was a stoop and I stepped up on the stoop and I was dancing,” Mr. Brown accounted.    “This was about 3am in the morning.   So I am dancing and having a good time. I had on a cut out shirt and fitted pants and I felt when some water hit me.   So I looked back and I got up off the stoop and I said to the guy, ‘Why did you hit me with the water,” and he said ‘Because you a batty man,’” Mr. Brown claimed.“Now I don’t think he knew that I am originally from Jamaica, so before anything could happen his girlfriend came up in my face and slapped me and then four people just jumped me,” he claimed.    “Two girls and two guys.   Then two Bahamian men jumped in and started helping me.   There was no conversation, they just started fighting me.   I am not a fighter, I came to the Bahamas to have fun, party and go back home.    I don’t know these people from Adam and they do not know me and they were hitting me and beating me in my head with a rock.    He just said ‘you are a batty man’ and they all jumped me.    After the incident the other two guys that helped me held one of the guys until the police came.”Mr. Brown said he went to the police station and was taken to Princess Margaret Hospital a short time later but because of the long wait he went to Doctors Hospital where he was treated and discharged.#magneticmedianews#gaymanbeatenatcarnival Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #magneticmedianews #gaymanbeatenatcarnivallast_img read more

TCI Overnight shooting and illegal Haitians caught to start 2018

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, January 1, 2018 – Providenciales – New Year’s in Turks and Caicos is somewhat marred by a deadly Police involved shooting and an illegal sloop landing.   A police constable and Tactical Unit member is alive after being shot in a deadly confrontation which has resulted in a Kingstown resident being killed.The man shot dead reportedly fired first, described by some as a prolific offender.   Details are scant, but the shooting happened overnight in the area of the former Club 2005.Fifty Haitians were picked up in Northwest Point, Providenciales.   Another suspected illegal landing for the country on day one of 2018.   In nearby Bahamas 76 Haitians were captured on a sloop on Saturday in the Exumas; an illegal landing foiled.#MagneticMediaNews#policeinjuredinnewyearsshooting#Kingstownresidentkilledinshooting#newyearsillegalslooplanding Related Items:#Kingstownresidentkilledinshooting, #magneticmedianews, #newyearsillegalslooplanding, #policeinjuredinnewyearsshooting Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more