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first_imgNovember 6, 2020 /Sports News – National Report: Raiders, Gruden hit with more fines for breaking COVID-19 protocols Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailAl Powers / ESPN ImagesBy JEANETTE TORRES-PEREZ, ABC News(NEW YORK) — The Las Vegas Raiders and their coach Jon Gruden have reportedly been slapped with more fines for violating COVID-19 protocols.Citing sources, ESPN reports the NFL fined the Raiders $500,000 and took away the team’s sixth-round pick in the 2021 draft over “brazen and repeated violations of [COVID-19] protocols.” Gruden, meanwhile, was hit with an additional $150,000 fine.The new penalties come after the team was charged $250,000 and Gruden $100,000 during the Raiders’ Week 2 home opener because the 57-year-old coach did not wear a mask properly.So far, the Raiders have been fined a total of $1.185 million for violating COVID-19 protocols this season.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.center_img Beau Lundlast_img read more


first_imgThe dictator meets his match in the shape of Thomas CorcoranAs time draws the twilight of his days into the realms of dusk, Fidel Castro occupies first place in the hall of the twentieth century’s great survivors. Since he took power on the island of Cuba, he has seen ten of the forty-three US presidents pass by: Eisenhower, JFK, LBJ, Nixon, Carter, Reagan, Bush I, Clinton, and Bush II. In those heady days of 1959, Buddy Holly was hogging primetime radio and The Beatles were struggling to get a gig at the Cavern Club. The changes in the geopolitical environment since then have been immense, but rather than being left behind, Castro seems to have moved along with those changes and indeed acted as a symbol of them. From national guerilla leader to South American legend, from enemy of Amereican imperialism to Soviet client, from post-war leftover to grandfather of the anti-Bush New Left “Pink Tide”: Castro seems to embody the history of the Radical Left, past and present. The days of this frail, bed-ridden figure are drawing to a close, and he has finally decided to tell his story, if in a somewhat unconventional manner: Ignacio Ramonet, who is editor of Le Monde Diplomatique and on the faculty at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris, has interviewed him for over a hundred hours and put down the results in a tome of over seven hundred pages. Yet, rather than moulding these interviews into a coherent, structured whole, Ramonet has simply regurgitated them in the form of an enormous series of question and answers, and we are denied even a dialogue of limited sophistication. Such a format is wholly appropriate for a Communist dictator, but completely unsuited to a biography of any form. For biography seeks to present to us aspects of an individual’s personality with which we have been unacqauinted, yet in this instance even the most intimately personal details of Fidel’s extra-political life are somehow bound up as part of a broad political doctrine. Even his beatings by his father are presented as important steps in the early life of a strong leader. In fact, Castro comes across not only as a soulless dictator, but as an incredibly boring man. The events he describes – his early life in a Jesuit college, his student radicalism, his guerilla war, his battles with American assassins and relationships with Soviet leaders – should be interesting. But when they are recounted by a man who has descended to such levels of sadness that he prides himself on the fact that his abstinence from shaving saves him about ten working days per year, they induce sleep. Thus Ramonet has produced an horrendous document here. Not only has he created something gargatuanly tedious, he has done something despicable. He has become an apologist for a dictator; a barely-reluctant instrument of political propaganda in the guise of a biographer. His introduction to the novel reads like it has been written by a bureaeucrat in the Cuban Ministry of Public Information, as he descends from the level of political intellectual to that of idiotic apologist. He calls anybody who opposes Castro (and that includes the entire Cuban pro-democracy movement) an instrument of American imperialism, to be lumped together in the same camp as General Pinochet. The repression of homosexuals and imprisonment of political opponents are swept under the carpet after the briefest of mentions: Fidel’s strange explanations are accepted as gospel truth. We can see why Castro ceremoniously presented this book to Hugo Chavez, the suspiciously dictatorial Socialist “Bolivarian” president of Venezuela who has allied himself with Iran – a nation where to display a Communist symbol is an imprisonable offence. It forms the basis of the propaganda upon which he has thrived since 1959: by appealing to left-of-centre sympathisers across the Western World, Castro has managed to prolong the existence of one of the most idiosyncratic dictatorships the world has ever known. We can only hope that Ramonet does not seek to make similar “biographies” in the future. Though I’m sure Kim Jong-il and Muammar al-Gaddafi would pay good money.last_img read more


first_imgBicycle riders must obey all vehicle laws similar to that of a vehicle.       They must stop at stop signs, traffic lights and ride with the flow of traffic. Bicycle riders are not pedestrians and do not have the same right of way as a pedestrian when crossing the street at an intersection. City Ordinance 87-17sec.4-32 prohibits any Boat/Trailer over 22 feet in overall length from being parked on a city street.       Any boat/trailer less than 22 feet in overall length can only remain on a city street for three consecutive days. Officers will be issuing summons and towing boats/trailers for any observed violations. Ocean City Public Safety Building  November 20, 2016: Sunday Calls for service: 97 Vehicle Stops: 26 Vehicle Accidents: 0 Property Checks: 33  Alarms: 6The Police Department assisted with 1 Fire and 0 EMS callsWarrant, 900 block Haven Ave., one in custody, at 4:04pmDomestic violence, Sweetwater Ct., at 7:46pm November 21, 2016: Monday Calls for service: 78 Vehicle Stops: 22  Vehicle Accidents: 0 Property Checks: 29  Alarms: 2The Police Department assisted with 5 Fire and 6 EMS callsWarrant, 300 block Bay Ave., one in custody, at 8:20amCDS, 900 block Bay Ave., one in custody, at 9:58amTheft, 3500 block Bay Ave., at 3:30pmAssault, 600 block Wesley Ave., at 3:48pm November 22, 2016: TuesdayCalls for service: 143 Vehicle Stops: 65 Vehicle Accidents: 0 Property Checks: 45  Alarms: 2The Police Department assisted with 3 fire and 0 EMS callsWarrant, 900 block West Ave., one in custody, at 3:53pmWarrant, 900 block Bay Ave., one in custody, at 2:20pm November 23, 2016: WednesdayCalls for service: 130 Vehicle Stops: 51 Vehicle Accidents: 2  Property Checks: 40 Alarms: 1The Police Department assisted with 6 fire and 7 EMS callsWarrant, E. Station Rd., one in custody, at 5:39amVhicle accident, 8th St. & Asbury Ave., at 9:32amAssault, 100 block 14th St., at 10:55amWarrant, 4400 block West Ave., one in custody, at 11:12amWarrant, 900 block West Ave., one in custody, at 2:06pmVehicle accident, 13th St., at 2:12pmWarrant, Route 52, one in custody, at 9:08pm November 24, 2016: ThursdayCalls for service: 62 Vehicle Stops: 17 Vehicle Accidents: 0 Property Checks: 26  Alarms: 1The Police Department assisted with 4 fire and 1 EMS callsVerbal, 900 block Asbury Ave., at 11:32am November 25, 2016: FridayCalls for service: 59 Vehicle Stops: 11 Vehicle Accidents: 0  Property Checks: 26  Alarms: 3The Police Department assisted with 3 fire and 4 EMS callsWarrant, 3400 block Simpson Ave., one in custody, at 9:02amWarrant, Route 52, one in custody, at 1:40pmTheft, 1000 block Boardwalk, at 6:30pm November 26, 2016: SaturdayCalls for service: 109 Vehicle Stops: 35  Vehicle Accidents: 0 Property Checks: 46  Alarms: 1The Police Department assisted with 7 fire and 7 EMS callsAssault, 2100 block Bay Ave., at 7:57amWarrant, Route 52, one in custody, at 11:23amCDS, 200 block W. Atlantic Blvd., at 9:15pmPUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS:Just a reminder that it is a violation of a City Ordinance to have dogs on the boardwalk anytime during the year.last_img read more


first_img continue reading » Startups from across the U.S. were among the many companies who used the FinovateFall conference in New York on Tuesday to demonstrate financial services technology targeted at advisors, banks and individual investors.Two standouts were BidMoni, based in Moss Point, Mississippi, and Wallit, based in Portland, Maine.RIA BidMoni spotlighted enhancements made to its FiduciaryShield automated platform that launched last year for the retirement plan market. Since launching in summer 2018, it has been “steadily opening up the defined contribution space marketplace to fee-based advisors,” according to the company. The enhancements demonstrated at FinovateFall were designed to further enable advisors to grow their 401(k) businesses while better supporting industry requirements to monitor and document processes, it said.The platform will “go beyond helping advisors connect with plan sponsor employers by identifying major risk factors in plans and presenting multiple solutions to remedy any problems that are discovered,” BidMoni said. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more


first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A blizzard is forecast to dump more than three feet of snow on Long Island with wind gusts up to 65 mph starting Monday, with the blowing snow potentially causing whiteout conditions.The National Weather Service issued a blizzard warning from 1 p.m. Monday to 12 a.m. Wednesday for Nassau and Suffolk counties, where 24 to 36 inches is possible, forecasters said. There is also a coastal flood watch in effect from 12 a.m. to 5 a.m. Tuesday.“Heaviest snow and strongest winds will occer overnight Monday into Tuesday,” meteorologists from the agency’s Upton office said in a statement, which added that the storm could be crippling, historic and life threatening. “Secondary and tertiary roads may become impassable. Strong winds may down power lines and tree limbs.”The same storm is expected to impact the Mid-West before blanketing parts of New England. It may be the biggest storm to hit the region since a blizzard dumped a record-breaking nearly three feet of snow on parts of LI two years ago.The blizzard warning means the heavy snowfall is likely to combine with sustained winds of 25 to 35 mph may reduce visibility to a quarter of a mile or less at times. The storm is likely to cancel flights, make driving dangerous and could impact Long Island Rail Road service.When the storm is expected to hit Monday afternoon, temperatures are forecast to be in the 20s with wind chill values in the teens. Those temps are predicted to hold through Tuesday, when it may drop down into the teens after sundown.Once the storm passes, Wednesday is forecast  to be sunny before a 30-percent chance of snow returns Thursday night. The weekend forecast includes sunny skies in the 30s for Friday and Saturday.last_img read more


first_imgEddie Wilson and Josip Klišmanić Ryanair’s summer flight schedule for 2020 in Zadar brings 3 Laudamotion base aircraft and a total of 31 routes including 11 new routes to Aarhus, Bremen, Cork, Paris Beauvais, Gdansk, Kaunas, Liverpool, Maastricht, Riga, Toulouse and Wroclaw. The future new look of Zadar Airport – more attached / Photo: Society of Architects Zadar “We are delighted to open a base in Zadar next summer, as part of our efforts to contribute to the growth of traffic, tourism and jobsSaid Eddie Wilson, CEO of Ryanair. Paul Winfield, director of aviation development at John Lennon Airport in Liverpool, agreed with him, adding that they were satisfied with this cooperation, which would enable passengers from the north-western region easier access to Zadar. As part of the summer flight schedule for 2020, there are a total of 31 routes, including 11 new routes to exciting destinations such as Aarhus, Cork and Riga. RELATED NEWS: From now on, Zadar residents and their guests can plan their trips to 31 destinations in Europe until the end of October 2020 and fly at the lowest prices, as well as the cleanest / greenest large European airline with the lowest CO2 emissions. The flight schedule starts as early as April 2020, and it is estimated that it will carry a total of 672.000 passengers a year, and support the creation of about 500 jobs in various activities and services provided at Zadar Airport. Ryanair is also opening its base with 3 Laudamotion aircraft in Zadar, which represents an investment of about $ 300 million and the direct creation of 90 new jobs in Ryanair. “The return of the Ryanair base to Zadar with as many as 3 aircraft is a great recognition of Zadar, both as an airport and as a destination. The growth of Ryanair’s offer to Zadar from all parts of Europe in recent years shows that Zadar and Croatia have something to offer our guests. Ryanair makes Zadar and Croatia more accessible to the whole of Europe, but let’s not forget Europe to Zadar and Croatia”, Said Josip Klišmanić, director of Zadar Airport. “The announcements for 2020 justify our efforts to raise the level of service for our passengers by expanding the capacity of Zadar Airport and provide the preconditions for further growth. Without a doubt, Ryanair will play an important role in this further growth”, He concluded. It is estimated that Ryanair’s Zadar base will bring about 672 thousand passengers a year (an increase of 50%) and will create 90 new jobs in Ryanair and about 500 jobs in various activities at Zadar Airport. To celebrate all of this, Ryanair has released tickets for just € 21,99 for travel in May and June 2020. Tickets can be purchased on the website Ryanair.com and that from Thursday, December 12, at midnight. Ryanair, Europe’s largest airline, announced yesterday the opening of a base in Zadar for the 2020 season. Source / photo: Ryanair; Zadar Airport RYANAIR FROM 2020 IN OSIJEK AGAIN? FIND OUT WHAT THE NEW ZADAR AIRPORT PASSENGER TERMINAL WILL LOOK LIKElast_img read more


first_imgHigh Rise Apartments in Brisbane. West End. Pic Mark CallejaALMOST half of Brisbane home hunters would buy a studio apartment in their ideal location over the ‘Great Australian Dream’ of a quarter acre block and white picket fence.New research has found size doesn’t matter anymore when it comes to property, with nearly 42 per cent of aspiring homeowners in the Queensland capital happy to sacrifice space for location.That’s greater than the national consensus, with about a third of would-be home buyers across the country taking the same view.And Brisbane would-be buyers would be willing to pay as much as $350,000 for a studio, which only averages around 30 sqm.The Gateway Credit Union/Ipsos poll of more than 1000 respondents reveals the obsession with owning a big home with a backyard may be at a turning point — even in Brisbane.GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HEREThe research comes as Brisbane’s long-predicted apartment oversupply is being realised, providing more opportunities for home buyers to pick up an inner-city unit for a bargain.Gateway Credit Union chief executive Paul Thomas said smaller properties offering a convenient lifestyle in suburbs close to city centres and public transport were more desirable than ever before.“Studio apartments were once considered the lowly cousin of the one-bedroom,” Mr Thomas said.“Today, however, they are a well-suited housing option for mature downsizers and younger generations that are struggling to get a foot on the property ladder.”More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor2 hours agoThe research reflected this, with nearly 80 per cent of Brisbane respondents believing studio apartments were a good way for first home buyers to break into the market.Queensland’s fastest growing areasRare Edwardian home up for auctionSpectacular water hole a real treatWhen it comes to age, Baby Boomers are most willing to take a studio apartment in an ideal location (44.8 per cent), followed by Millennials (30.8 per cent) and then 30 to 49 year olds (27.5 per cent).Perhaps surprisingly, the majority of people surveyed in Brisbane (79.1 per cent) said they would be willing to pay as much as $350,000 for a studio apartment.It’s a trend that’s only likely to continue to grow, with the Australian Bureau of Statistics estimating that one-person households will reach 3.2 million in 2031 — more than a quarter of all households.But there is a catch with buying a studio apartment — many lenders have strict criteria when it comes to securing a home loan.“Very few lenders will consider providing a home loan for any space below 50 sqm,” Mr Thomas said.Follow Liz Tilley on Twitter @liztilley84last_img read more


first_imgAll of thesailors on the Stolt Groenland and another 21 aboard the other ship wererescued. Nine sailors were wounded including one in critical condition, thereport said, without specifying what ship they were on.    An explosionoccurred on the Stolt Groenland, a 25,000-tonne, Cayman Island-flagged oiltanker, at the southern port of Ulsan around 10:50 a.m. (0150 GMT). There were25 sailors aboard including Russians and Filipinos, it added.    YONHAP VIA REUTERSFire from a vessel is seen at a port in Ulsan, South Korea on Sept. 28, wounding at least nine sailors. The blazespread to another unspecified oil tanker docked nearby.center_img SEOUL – A fireon two oil tankers injured nine sailors at a South Korean port, the Yonhap newsagency on Saturday said.     The Coast Guardis investigating the cause of the incident and police have blocked traffic inthe area in case of a further blast, it added.(Reuters)last_img read more


first_imgRobert Lee Watson Jr., age 71, of Brookville, Indiana died Sunday, July 15, 2018 at his residence in Brookville.Born March 21, 1947 in Knoxville, Tennessee he was the oldest of eight children born to the late Robert Lee Sr. & Minnie A. (Summey) Watson. On August 15, 1965 he and the former Frances Schmid were united in marriage, and she survives.He was retired from Roots Blower in Connersville where he had worked as a machinist for many years. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles #1129 of Brookville. In his leisure time he enjoyed riding motorcycles, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.Besides Frannie, his loving wife of nearly 53 years, survivors include two sons & daughters-in-law, Tracey (Pam) Schmid of Brookville, Indiana and Tim (Sharon) Watson of New Hill, North Carolina; three grandchildren, Travis Schmid, Kristin Wilkerson, Christopher Wilkerson; two sisters, Judy A. Defossett of Cedar Grove, Indiana and Kathleen McCreadie of Harrison, Ohio; three brothers, Kenneth Watson of Florida, Loren Watson and Charles Watson both of New Castle, Indiana.In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Paula J. Anderson as well as a brother, Johnny Watson.Family & friends may visit from 9:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home, 1025 Franklin Avenue, Brookville.Funeral Services will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home, with burial following in Mt. Carmel Cemetery.Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Lung Association. Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home is honored to serve the Watson family, to sign the online guest book or send personal condolences please visit www.phillipsandmeyers.com .last_img read more


first_img “We have been calling for severe action against Manchester City and Paris Saint Germain for years. “Better late than never.” The outspoken Tebas has been a long-term critic of both City and French champions Paris Saint-Germain –clubs who are owned by individuals with power in the United Arab Emirates and Qatar respectively. La Liga president Javier Tebas has criticised the decision to overturn Manchester City’s two-season ban from European football. The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) confirmed on Monday that the club had been cleared of “disguising equity funds as sponsorship contributions” and would be allowed to enter into European competitions as normal. Back in February, the club had received a two-year ban from playing in the Champions League or Europa League following a lengthy investigation from UEFA – the governing body of European football. “We have to reassess whether the CAS is the appropriate body to which to appeal institutional decisions in football,” Tebas said on Monday, as quoted by BBC Sport’s Simon Stone. “Switzerland is a country with a great history of arbitration, the CAS is not up to standard.” The Spanish league chief has been outspoken in recent years of Manchester City’s ownership and he had welcomed the decision back in February to ban the club from Europe for two seasons, having accused them of ‘financial doping’. “UEFA is finally taking decisive action,” Tebas wrote on his Twitter account. “Enforcing the rules of financial fair play and punishing financial doping is essential for the future of football. Read Also: UEFA reacts after CAS overturned Man City’s two-year UCL ban He is a firm believer that these business models are damaging for football generally and also for clubs in Spain’s top flight. Tebas usually courts controversy and is rarely withdrawn in his comments – he is behind the league’s attempts to play a fixture in the United States and has had a long-running feud with the Spanish FA over that issue and several other matters, including fixture scheduling. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Loading… Promoted ContentBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithWorld’s Most Delicious FoodsTop 10 TV Characters Meant To Be Iconic10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street Art6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Dronelast_img read more

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