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Navy, Air Force chiefs expected to lead border protection efforts

first_imgBoth Yudo and Fadjar were previously in charge of Joint Defense Area Commands (Kogabwilhan) I and II, respectively, which were set up in commemoration of the 74th anniversary of the Indonesian Military (TNI) last year as a means of deterrence against outside threats and to improve branch interoperability.On Wednesday, TNI commander ACM Hadi Tjahjanto signed off on a transfer order for 78 high-ranking officers, including replacements for both Yudo and Fadjar.Rear Adm. I Nyoman Gede Ariawan, formerly the commander of the Navy’s Third Fleet Armada, was promoted as commander of Joint Defense Area Command I, based in Riau Islands province, while Air Vice Marshal Imran Baidirus was promoted from commander of the Indonesian National Air Defense Command (Kohanudnas) to commander of Joint Defense Area Command II, based in East Kalimantan, kompas.com reports.Indonesia’s porous borders have long been subject to illegal, unreported, unregulated fishing (IUUF) practices by foreign vessels, with cases often recorded in the North Natuna Sea, Riau Islands province.Diplomatic tensions soared between Indonesia and China early this year after a number of Chinese fishing vessels were found to be repeatedly poaching fish in Indonesia’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ), where it has exclusive rights to marine resources.As recently as last month, the Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Ministry also detained two Vietnamese-flagged fishing vessels in the same area.Considering the sophisticated nature of Indonesia’s border security requirements, military experts such as Khairul Fahmi of the Institute of Security and Strategic Studies (ISESS) have raised hopes that the two military chiefs could build up synergy and improve coordination among relevant stakeholders.“We still hear about illegal vessels and aircraft illegally passing through our territory. This shows that the management of maritime territory and airspace should be improved with updated strategy, oversight and regulation,” said Khairul. “Coordination and communications between them should be good.”Yudo has promised to continue the programs of his predecessor, particularly as regards modernization of the Navy’s primary weapons system (alutsista).“When it comes to the Navy, that entails the naval integrated fleet weapons system [SSAT] that includes warships, the Marine Corps, military bases and even naval aircraft, so that our strength is [concentrated in] upholding sovereignty and rule of law at sea,” Yudo said at the State Palace last week.He also said he would continue patrolling operations despite the COVID-19 outbreak, giving reassurance that naval officers would continue to practice physical distancing measures and wearing masks. Yudo was also previously part of the integrated task force set up to manage emergency medical facilities in Kemayoran, Central Jakarta, as well as on the islands of Galang, Sebaru and Natuna, all of which are located in the Riau Islands.Meanwhile, Fadjar has said that President Jokowi had specifically asked him to safeguard Indonesia’s airspace borders.“There is some emphasis, particularly for the Air Force, on securing our airspace, which we will follow up in spite of the current situation with the pandemic,” Fadjar said.Topics : The two high-ranking officers, who received their fourth stars in line with rank requirements for the chief of staff position, represent the graduating class of 1988 from their respective military academies.Yudo and Fadjar are expected to lead their forces in safeguarding Indonesia’s territorial integrity against conventional threats, said international relations expert Dewi Fortuna Anwar of the Indonesia Institute of Sciences (LIPI).“The Navy and the Air Force are two forces that are expected to defend our sovereignty, as the Army is more actively involved in internal security operations,” Dewi told The Jakarta Post recently.As such, she said it was vital that the two military chiefs would continue with the last stage of the minimum essential forces (MEF) program, a 15-year defense modernization drive first set out by former president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono in 2010. The Navy and Air Force chiefs of staff sworn in earlier this month are expected to spearhead efforts to safeguard Indonesia’s territorial integrity, experts say, amid persistent challenges by foreign vessels encroaching on the country’s sovereignty.On May 20, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo led the swearing in ceremony for Admiral Yudo Margono and Air Chief Marshal Fadjar Prasetyo as they took on their new roles as chiefs of staff of the Navy and Air Force respectively.Yudo replaces Admiral Siwi Sukma Adji, who is retiring this month, while Fadjar is to replace ACM Yuyu Sutisna, who is expected to retire next month.last_img read more

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Arsene Wenger ‘surprised’ by Frank Lampard’s treatment of Chelsea star Olivier Giroud

first_imgArsene Wenger ‘surprised’ by Frank Lampard’s treatment of Chelsea star Olivier Giroud Olivier Giroud is unhappy with a lack of playing time at Chelsea (Picture: Getty)Former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admits he’s surprised by Frank Lampard’s treatment of Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud this season and says he should be ahead of Michy Batshuayi in the pecking order.The Frenchman wanted to leave the club in January after making just two league starts under Lampard but Chelsea refused to sell to rivals Tottenham.Giroud is desperate to make France’s Euro 2020 squad and injury to Tammy Abraham provided him a much-needed opportunity to start for the Blues.However, Lampard opted for Batshuayi ahead of Giroud for Chelsea’s defeat against Manchester United earlier this month.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTGiroud was then given the nod ahead Tottenham on Saturday and repaid Lampard for his decision by opening the scoring but Wenger admits he cannot understand why it’s taken the Englishman so long to call on the forward. Giroud spent six years under Wenger (Picture: Getty)‘Honestly I felt he was hard done by because he was behind Batshuayi – I feel that was quite surprising,’ Wenger told BeIN Sports.”He’s a guy that has a lot of quality, he uses his body well, he is intelligent, he brings players in and when you don’t pass on the ground you can play in the air.‘With the second ball you always have a chance with him because no defender can head clearly out with him. I stood sometimes behind him in training – and I am quite tall – i couldn’t see the ball.‘He is so massive, so strong and he uses as well his body.’Giroud kept his place in Chelsea’s starting line-up for the visit of Bayern Munich.The Blues are underdogs to progress against the Bundesliga giants, who they’re playing for the first time in a competitive fixture since their 2012 Champions League final win in Munich.MORE: Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal tactics are to protect Bernd Leno and his centre-backs, claims Gary Neville Advertisement Advertisement Comment Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 25 Feb 2020 8:23 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.6kShareslast_img read more

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Quiz: Which ethical labelling scheme are you?

first_imgSquinting at those little logos on your jar of coffee (or sneaky Friday night chocolate fix) we bet one thought has kept coming back to you again and again as you make your way round the supermarket. Which of the myriad accreditation schemes littered across our food and drink are you most like? Well, wonder no more. Answer these six simple questions and we’ll reveal which world-saving sustainability scheme you have the most affinity with and why.Once you’re done, you can find some more serious analysis on the schemes here: Ethical food schemes – what’s behind the label?last_img read more

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Fund manager trade body launches diversity campaign

first_imgAt the conclusion of the film, which reveals a cross-section of workers in the sector, one participant said: “The investment industry is so varied… I did not expect that.”The IA recently merged with Investment 20/20, which was established five years ago to promote entry-level talent, diversity and inclusion within the investment industry. The film represents part of the trade body’s push to promote its “Supporting the Next Generation” programme.Since 2013, Investment 20/20 has recruited and mentored more than 1,300 trainees and apprentices for almost 40 firms across the investment and wealth management industry. The Investment Association, which represents the UK’s £6.9trn (€7.8trn) asset management industry, has launched a video designed to counter young people’s often-negative stereotypes of the sector.The film, which features a selection of younger investment industry workers, pits students’ attitudes and views of the sector against the reality of what the IA has termed the “more diverse pool of talent”.“We know that firms with diverse teams and pipelines make better decisions and we are working hard to make our industry more attractive to those from different backgrounds,” said Chris Cummings, CEO of the IA.The video includes comments from students who expect those working in the investment management industry to be “stereotypically male… middle-aged white guys… privately educated”.last_img read more

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QPR’s Eberechi Eze opens up on relationship with Osayi-Samuel

first_img Loading… The Anglo- Nigerians first played together in secondary school before reuniting at QPR in 2017 with Osayi-Samuel linking up with Eze, who has been with the Championship club since 2016. This season they have been in terrific form, scoring 18 goals and providing 12 assists between them and their form has generated interest from a number of European clubs. “Me and Bright weren’t in the same school team. We were in the same district team,” Eze told Football League World.Advertisement Queens Park Rangers midfielder, Eberechi Eze, has described his teammate Bright Osayi-Samuel as a brother and a blessing to play with. Promoted ContentBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?8 Things You Didn’t Know About CoffeeWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D Graffiti “It’s a blessing because you don’t usually get to work with people you’ve grown up with. “He’s like a brother to me, so it’s good to share the field with him and it makes everything we do even more special.” The England-born players are eligible to feature for Nigeria as they are yet to play for the senior team of the Three Lions, and Eze had previously stated he is yet to make a decision on his international future. read also:Ex-England star reveals why Tottenham want Eberechi Eze The Anglo-Nigerians will hope to continue their impressive performances when football activities, which are currently suspended due to the outbreak of coronavirus, resume. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

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Giggs reveals bitter-sweet emotions

first_img Press Association He also won 64 caps for Wales and not only captained his country but led a Great Britain side at the 2012 Olympics in London. A move into a full-time backroom role, however, had long seemed likely after spending the past year as player-coach and then serving as interim United manager after David Moyes was sacked in April. In an open letter to supporters, Giggs said: “I am immensely proud, honoured and fortunate to have represented the biggest club in the world 963 times and Wales 64 times. “My dream was always to play for Manchester United, and although it saddens me to know I won’t be pulling on a United jersey again as a player, I have been lucky enough to have fulfilled that dream playing with some of the best players in the world, working under an incredible manager in Sir Alex Ferguson, and most of all, playing for the greatest fans in world football. “For me, today is a new chapter filled with many emotions – immense pride, sadness, but most of all, excitement towards the future. “United fans I hope will share and echo my belief that the club, the management and owners, are doing everything they can to return this great club to where it belongs, and I hope to be there every step of the way. “To the greatest fans in world football, thank you, I have loved every minute of playing for you and representing the biggest and best club in the world.” Giggs came through United’s youth ranks and was a member of their famous ‘Class of ’92’ group of FA Youth Cup winners. He thrilled fans throughout his career, as a dynamic winger in his younger days and latterly as a central midfielder. His status as one of the finest players of his era was assured long before he was appointed OBE in 2007 and named Professional Footballers’ Association player of the year in 2009. He scored in every season of Premier League football, from the competition’s inception in 1992, until the campaign just ended, when appearances during Moyes’ ill-fated year in charge became less frequent. He played his last game earlier this month, against Hull, in one of the four games for which he was in charge on an interim basis. United were thought to be keen to retain his services in a coaching capacity and his position is believed to have been a key part of their negotiations with Van Gaal. United’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward said: “Ryan Giggs has been one of the greatest players ever to wear the red shirt of Manchester United. “What he has achieved will never be equalled in the English game. “In the way he played, he was the embodiment of a Manchester United player – fast, skilful, entertaining and determined to win by playing exciting football. “His progress from the ranks of the famous ‘Class of ’92’ to the most decorated player in this or any club’s history is down to his hard work, ability and attitude. “He is at the start of an exciting new chapter in his and the club’s life but now is the right moment to reflect on the achievements of the finest British player of the last 25 years.” The 40-year-old announced his retirement after 24 seasons, a record 963 appearances, 168 goals and 34 trophies for United soon after he was appointed number two to new boss Louis van Gaal. Giggs’ statistics, which span a career that began at the age of 17 in 1991 and included 13 Premier League titles and two Champions League successes, make him the most decorated player in English history. Ryan Giggs revealed his bitter-sweet emotions after ending his glittering playing career but also being named as Manchester United’s new assistant manager.last_img read more

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Update on the latest sports

first_img August 4, 2020 Update on the latest sports The list was created for players who either test positive for COVID-19 or have been in close contact with an infected person. Stafford was listed on it Saturday, but the team said Tuesday his testing sequence for the pre-entry period was: negative, negative, false positive — then the next three tests were all negative.The team issued a statement saying Stafford does not have the virus and never did.In other NFL news:— NFL players who decide to opt out of the coming season must do so by Thursday afternoon. That’s according to a person familiar with the agreement between the league and the players. There also are opt-out provisions for players who experience emergency or extenuating circumstances during the season due to the coronavirus. Another person with direct knowledge of the agreement between the league and the players’ union tells The Associated Press that relief in the 2020 salary cap is being provided to the 32 teams. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMLB SCHEDULE-MARLINS-ORIOLESTriumphant return for retooled Marlins, who beat Orioles 4-0BALTIMORE (AP) — Finally back on the baseball diamond after enduring eight days of virus testing, hotel room service and lengthy bus rides, the Miami Marlins scratched out a victory worth savoring. Aho, Reimer help Hurricanes beat Rangers 4-1 for sweepTORONTO (AP) — Sebastian Aho scored twice in the third period while James Reimer was strong in net to help the Carolina Hurricanes beat the New York Rangers 4-1 on Tuesday night and sweep the Stanley Cup qualifier series. Warren Foegele scored the go-ahead goal early in the third period for the Hurricanes. Reimer added 37 saves for the Hurricanes in his first start of the series. Chris Kreider scored for the Rangers. Rookie Igor Shesterkin finished with 27 saves in his postseason debut for New York.In other Tuesday action:— The Nashville Predators stumbled in their postseason opener by falling into an early hole, putting themselves in a must-win situation for Game 2. Behind steady goaltending and a dedication to clogging shooting lanes, the Predators snatched the momentum back less than 24 hours before Game 3.—Aware of how much back-to-back losses could devastate their playoff hopes, the Calgary Flames wrested momentum back in their series with the Winnipeg Jets with a 6-2 win Tuesday. The Flames lead the best-of-five qualifying series 2-1. Game 4 is Thursday. Associated Press Bateman posted a video on Twitter that he narrated in explanation of his decision. The university confirmed his departure, which Bateman called “the hardest decision that I’ve ever had to make in my life.” The native of Tifton, Georgia, totaled 111 receptions, 1,923 yards and 17 touchdowns over two seasons. Bateman was a third team All-American in 2019. He won the Big Ten Conference’s receiver of the year award.DOCTOR-SEXUAL ASSAULT-COACHFormer coach gets 90 days in connection with Nassar caseLANSING, Mich. (AP) — A former Michigan State University head gymnastics coach has been sentenced to 90 days in jail for lying to police during an investigation into ex-Olympic and university sports doctor Larry Nassar. The nine-time All-Star revealed his results in a Spanish-language Instagram post. Soon afterward, the Cardinals issued a release naming six of the players who have tested positive. The others are infielders Paul DeJong, Edmundo Sosa and Rangel Ravelo along with pitchers Junior Fernandez and Kodi Whitley. The outbreak resulted in the postponement of the Cardinals’ scheduled three-game weekend series at Milwaukee as well as a four-game series with Detroit. In other MLB news:— The Atlanta Braves have placed right-hander Mike Soroka on the 45-day injured list following his torn right Achilles tendon and have designated right-hander Chris Rusin for assignment. Soroka was the team’s opening day starter. He had to be helped off the field after suffering his season-ending injury in Monday night’s loss to the New York Mets. — A group of House Democrats has called for the name of former baseball commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis to be pulled off future Most Valuable Player plaques. It’s an idea endorsed by several players who have won the award. U.S. Reps. Gil Cisneros of California and Cedric Richmond of Louisiana sent a letter signed by 28 members of Congress on Tuesday to Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred and the Baseball Writers’ Association of America asking for action. In late June, former NL MVPs Barry Larkin, Mike Schmidt and Terry Pendleton told The Associated Press they would favor removing Landis’ name from the trophy because of concerns over his handling of Black players. — Six-time Pro Bowl running back LeSean McCoy has finalized a one-year contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. With the signing, the Bucs add another offensive playmaker to help Tom Brady with his new team. The 32-year-old McCoy is entering his 12th NFL season. — The New York Giants improved their pass rush by re-signing linebacker Markus Golden. The Giants announced Tuesday the signing on their leader in sacks last season. Golden’s contract is a one-year tender for $5.1 million. Golden had 10 sacks in 2019, more than twice the total of any other Giants defender. The 29-year-old is entering his sixth season.COLLEGE FOOTBALL-MINNESOTA-BATEMANGophers star Bateman skips season amid virus worry, goes proMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Gophers wide receiver Rashod Bateman has opted out of the 2020 season amid concerns about the coronavirus. He will forgo his remaining two years of eligibility to enter the 2021 NFL draft. In other action:—Damian Lillard scored 21 points and Carmelo Anthony hit a big 3-pointer late to help the Portland Trail Blazers to a 110-102 victory over the Houston Rockets. The Blazers led by one before Lillard made one of two free throws. Anthony’s 3 then extended the lead to 107-102 when less than a minute to go. Anthony had 15 points and 11 rebounds. James Harden led Houston with 23 points and nine assists on a night he was slowed by foul trouble. Jeff Green added a season-high 22 points —Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot hit back-to-back 3s to put Brooklyn ahead to stay, and the Nets beat Milwaukee 119-116 to keep the Bucks from clinching the top seed in the Eastern Conference. Luwawu-Cabarrot finished with a career-high 26 points. Giannis Antetokounmpo scored a team-high 16 points playing only the first half for Milwaukee, which now has lost two of three seeding games. —T.J. Warren scored 32 points and Myles Turner added 21 to send the Indiana Pacers past Orlando 120-109 for their third consecutive victory. Warren has topped the 30-point mark in each game at Walt Disney World and tied Jermaine O’Neal’s franchise record for most points in a three-game stretch with 119. Nikola Vucevic had 24 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Magic.— Bam Adebayo had 21 points and 12 rebounds, and the Miami Heat never trailed in beating the Boston Celtics 111-106. The Heat remained alone in the fourth spot in the Eastern Conference. The Celtics had their lead for the No. 3 seed cut to 1 1/2 games over the Heat. Miami has a game lead on Indiana and improved to 2-1 so far in the seeding games despite Jimmy Butler sitting out with a sore right ankle. — Devin Booker made a turnaround jumper over Paul George as time expired, capping a 35-point performance and giving the Phoenix Suns a 117-115 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers. The Suns improved to 3-0 in the bubble as they chase a playoff spot. Kawhi Leonard led the Clippers with 27 points and George added 23. In NBA news:—Jamal Crawford made his Brooklyn debut and it ended quickly. Crawford hurt his left hamstring in the second quarter of the Nets’ game against the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday. Crawford had five points and three assists in six minutes off the bench. He got hurt while being guard by Milwaukee’s Khris Middleton, who appeared to step on Crawford’s foot. —The Memphis Grizzlies will be without forward-center Jaren Jackson Jr. for whatever remains of this season after he hurt his left knee. The Grizzlies said Jackson was hurt when he landed awkwardly after making contact with an opponent while contesting a shot. Further evaluation found a meniscus tear in his left knee. Jackson is expected to make a full recovery.NHL-SCHEDULE-HURRICANES-RANGERS Following one final delay in their effort to return from a miserable coronavirus-induced hiatus, the Marlins found enough power and pitching within their vastly overhauled roster to beat the Baltimore Orioles 4-0 Tuesday night. Francisco Cervelli and Jesús Aguilar homered for the Marlins, who had their season halted after 18 players tested positive for COVID-19 following the opening series in Philadelphia.All the happiness that playing baseball brings was displayed when Cervelli slammed a 3-1 pitch from John Means over the left-field wall to give Miami a 1-0 lead in the fifth. The players in the dugout cheered, and Cervelli saluted them as the rounded third and headed for home.In other Tuesday action:— Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa hit solo homers, George Springer added a two-run double and the Houston Astros roughed up Madison Bumgarner in an 8-2 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday night. Altuve hit his homer in the first inning and Correa followed with another in the second. The Astros put the game away in the fifth inning with five runs, including two on Springer’s bases-loaded double. The Diamondbacks have lost five of six games. Bumgarner had a rough night, giving up eight runs over 4 1/3 innings.— Max Fried boosted Atlanta’s depleted rotation by allowing only one run in six innings, Austin Riley hit a three-run homer and the Braves beat the Toronto Blue Jays 10-1. Riley pulled a 3-2 pitch from Matt Shoemaker into the Blue Jays’ bullpen behind the left-field wall in the fifth. It was the third homer allowed by Shoemaker. Matt Adams and Tyler Flowers hit homers in the second. Fried was thrust into the role of staff ace when Mike Soroka suffered a torn right Achilles tendon on Monday night, ending his season. —Jordan Eberle scored twice, including the go-ahead goal, and the New York Islanders rallied to a 4-2 win over the Florida Panthers and take a 2-0 lead in their best-of-five NHL preliminary round playoff series. Ryan Pulock and Matt Martin also scored, and Semyon Varlamov stopped 26 shots in a game New York overcame a pair of one-goal deficits. Mike Hoffman had a goal and assist and captain Aleksander Barkov also scored for Florida, which is one loss from going one-and-done in the playoffs for a fifth consecutive time. —Auston Matthews and John Tavares scored and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-0 on Tuesday to even their best-of-five qualifying series at one game. Toronto defenseman Jake Muzzin was taken off the ice on a stretcher with 1:52 left in the game after his head made violent contact with Columbus’ Oliver Bjorkstrand behind the Blue Jackets net. He was taken to a hospital.NFL-STAFFORD-FALSE POSITIVELions say Stafford’s test was a false positiveDETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions removed Matthew Stafford from the COVID-IR list, saying he received a false positive test result — and drawing the ire of the quarterback’s wife toward the NFL. NBA-SCHEDULEDoncic’s triple-double sends Mavericks past Kings in OTLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Luka Doncic punctuated a triple-double by making the tiebreaking shot with 1:57 left in overtime Tuesday and leading the Dallas Mavericks past the Sacramento Kings, 114-110.Doncic was sensational, finishing with 34 points, a career-high 20 rebounds and 12 assists. Kristaps Porzingis added 22 points and seven rebounds before fouling out late in regulation.It was the Mavs’ first victory since arriving at Walt Disney World and allowed them to remain the only NBA to avoid three straight losses this season. —Stephen Piscotty hit Oakland’s second walkoff grand slam of the year and the Athletics beat the Texas Rangers 5-1 Tuesday night for their fourth straight win.— José Berríos pitched six strong innings, Nelson Cruz had three hits and the Minnesota Twins beat the Pittsburgh 7-3 Tuesday in a game briefly delayed when an unauthorized drone flew over Target Field. The Twins won their fifth in a row and improved to 9-2 for the second time in the team’s 60-year history. The game was delayed for nine minutes in the fifth inning and players were pulled off the field when the drone flew over center field. A few pitchers in the bullpen threw balls at the flying intruder but missed.— Max Fried boosted Atlanta’s depleted rotation by allowing only one run in six innings, Austin Riley hit a three-run homer and the Braves beat the Toronto Blue Jays 10-1. The Blue Jays played their first game since Thursday in this virus-interrupted season.—Jose Abreu hit a tiebreaking single in the seventh inning, helping Lucas Giolito and the Chicago White Sox edge the Milwaukee Brewers 3-2. The White Sox have won six consecutive games for the first time since April 2017 as they attempt to snap a string of seven straight losing seasons. This latest victory may prove costly. White Sox rookie second baseman Nick Madrigal left the game with an injured left shoulder.— Shane Bieber overcame two solo home runs to pitch into the eighth inning, Franmil Reyes hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer and the Cleveland Indians snapped a four-game skid with a 4-2 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night. The Indians played their third consecutive game without manager Terry Francona, who continues to undergo tests in Cleveland for a gastrointestinal condition. — Austin Meadows got two hits after missing the first 10 games of the season with the coronavirus and the Tampa Bay Rays stopped their losing streak at five by beating the Boston Red Sox 5-1. Boston lost its fourth in a row, including a three-game sweep at Yankees Stadium over the weekend, and fell to 3-8 overall. —The Cubs overcame another shaky outing by closer Craig Kimbrel to beat the Kansas City Royals 5-4 Tuesday night for their fifth straight win. Jason Heyward, Jason Kipnis and Willson Contreras homered and the Chicago Cubs overcame another shaky outing by closer Craig Kimbrel.MLB-VIRUS OUTBREAK-CARDINALS-MOLINAMolina among Cardinals who tested positiveST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina says he’s one of the players on the team who tested positive for COVID-19. Sixty-five-year-old Kathie Klages was found guilty by a jury in February of a felony and a misdemeanor for denying she knew of Nassar’s abuse prior to 2016 when survivors started to come forward publicly. She also was sentenced Tuesday to 18 months probation. Klages said in a tearful statement that she did not remember being told about abuse and apologized to victims if the conversations occurred. Klages is the second person other than Nassar to be convicted of charges related to his serial molestation of young women and girls under the guise of medical treatment.NASCAR-ILLEGAL TESTNASCAR penalizes Xfinity team for illegal test at Daytona Among the players who are already opting out:— Cleveland Browns defensive tackle Andrew Billings has opted out of the 2020 season because of coronavirus concerns. Billings signed a one-year free-agent contract with Cleveland in March after spending three seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals. The 6-foot-1, 328-pounder was going to give the Browns some size and depth up front. Billings is the third Cleveland player who has chosen not to play, following guard Drew Forbes and tackle Drake Dorbeck. The Browns also placed wide receiver Ja’Marcus Bradley on the reserve/COVID-19 list.— Linebacker Skai Moore has become the first Indianapolis Colts player to opt out of playing the 2020 season because of the coronavirus. Moore has been a backup linebacker and special teams player the last two seasons for Indy. He appeared in a total of 10 games over those two seasons. Players who opt out voluntarily will receive a $150,000 stipend. Those who receive a medical opt out will receive $350,000.— The Jacksonville Jaguars have cleared starting quarterback Gardner Minshew from the COVID-19 list. Minshew spent the last two days in mandatory quarantine after being in close contact with someone infected. Safety Andrew Wingard also was activated from the COVID-19 list Tuesday. Minshew, Wingard and receiver Michael Walker are roommates in Jacksonville and have been for more than a year. Walker remains on the list. Jacksonville had an NFL-leading dozen players on the COVID-19 list Monday, with most of them being rookies and second-year players like Minshew, Wingard and Walker. The Jaguars are expected to hold their first training camp practice next Wednesday.In other NFL news: CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR has fined an Xfinity Series team $50,000 because driver Alex Labbe violated the testing policy for the road course at Daytona International Speedway.NASCAR will race on that configuration for the first time later this month and is not holding any practice sessions before the events. The sanctioning body has said drivers may participate in only one race that weekend in an effort to prevent competitors from gaining experience on the course.In an attempted workaround of the rules, Labbe went to an SCCA event last weekend at Daytona to try to learn the circuit. NASCAR officials caught wind of his presence and ordered Labbe off the track.last_img read more

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Syracuse hopes strong power play translates to better even strength offense

first_imgTaking one touch at the point, Syracuse defenseman Jessica DiGirolamo settled a tape-to-tape pass from freshman Lauren Bellefontaine on the power play and brought her stick back, teeing up for a slapshot. The Mercyhurst goalie stood no chance of making a save with numerous bodies in front, and the puck whizzed past her into the net.Later in the same game, a 4-2 loss to Mercyhurst on Oct. 12, DiGirolamo received another pass at the point. This time, she wound her stick back on the ice with the puck on it before releasing a wrist shot that caused a rebound. Bellefontaine, in front of the net, slotted home the Orange’s second power play goal of the night.It’s not a scene that was present often last season, and when it was, it didn’t feature the same names. DiGirolamo didn’t have any goals, down a player, last year. This year she has two in nine games.“Last year, I was nervous to shoot the puck because I didn’t know what was going to happen,” DiGirolamo said. “But this year, I’ve gained the confidence, and I’m shooting the puck well.”Head coach Paul Flanagan is encouraged by what he’s seeing when his team has a power play. Syracuse (4-6, 4-2 College Hockey America) has the most effective power play in the CHA at 19.6 percent, and sits No. 11 in the nation. The Orange are also second to Mercyhurst in total power play goals in the CHA with nine, fifth most in the nation.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAll this comes after poor performance on the power play last year when SU scored 19 goals in 36 games at a 13.2 percent conversion rate. Flanagan chalks up the improvement to having two strong power play units this season, as well as the emergence of DiGirolamo, Bellefontaine and Abby Moloughney.Bellefontaine and Moloughney each have one goal on the power play.“We jammed too much on one power play a year ago, and now it’s kind of spread out,” Flanagan said. “There’s times when you back yourself into a corner when you have one power play, and when they’re not producing, that makes it tough.”Susie Teuscher | Digital Design EditorOn Oct. 26, in a 6-2 loss to Clarkson, the power play unit Flanagan runs struggled, but assistant coach Brendon Knight’s power play unit went onto the ice and scored a goal courtesy of Emma Polaski, who has three power play goals this season.“It’s not a competition (between the two units), but at least we have some depth,” Flanagan said.The two power play units have different formations — one is a 2-3 and the other a 1-3-1. A 2-3 features two defenders at the point and three forwards deeper in the zone, and a 1-3-1 has only one defenseman at the point with four players deeper in the zone, one of which sits in front of or behind the net. Flanagan said the two formations can look very similar at times, and the reasons they’ve been successful are the same. It’s been about making good reads, and whether Syracuse scores on the back door, off an ugly rebound or from a loose puck, the units have found ways to make it work.The defensemen have also played a big role in that success, and that’s not exclusive to the power play. Both in bringing the puck through the neutral zone and keeping the puck in the offensive zone, Flanagan said the coaching staff has tried to incorporate the weak side defender more.“We’re trying to get our D to stay up and do more things offensively because some of our defensemen are pretty creative when they have the puck,” he said. “We’re pushing that because I think we need it.”Flanagan hopes the numbers his players have put up on the power play can also translate to 5-on-5 play. The Orange have scored 17 even-strength goals this season, the third lowest total in the CHA, due to “not generating enough,” Flanagan said.“We get some shots, but we need to get grade-A chances,” he said. “We just have to take some of the cues that have been working for us on the power play — moving the puck quickly, being aggressive, getting on loose pucks — and be more proactive when 5-on-5.” Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 5, 2018 at 10:24 pm Contact Arabdho: armajumd@syr.edu | @aromajumder center_img Commentslast_img read more

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Arsenal secure victory over Southampton

first_imgArsenal has turned up the heat on the sides above them in the race for Champions League football.Second half goals from Alexis Sanchez and Olivier Giroud gave Arsene Wenger’s side a 2-nil win at Southampton.Arsenal are now just three points off fourth-placed Manchester City, and four adrift of Liverpool with a game in hand on Jurgen Klopp’s side.last_img

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Seven Broward women business leaders to be honored

The Broward County Commission on the Status of Women will celebrate National Women’s History Month in March, by honoring seven Broward County women labor and business leaders who exemplify this year’s national observance, “Honoring Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business.”The Broward County honorees are featured this month in an exhibit in the lobby of the Governmental Center, 115 S. Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale. Their achievements and contributions have expanded women’s participation in commerce and their power in the paid labor force.The honorees include:Katherine Birnbaum, City of Fort Lauderdale•  Sarah Franco, City of Tamarac•  Marcie Gershoni, City of Weston•  Andrea JohnBaptiste, City of Sunrise•  Karen Pandy-Cherry, City of Fort Lauderdale•  Pamella Reid, City of Miramar•  Danielle Williams-Rosse, City of Deerfield BeachThe Board of County Commissioners will present a proclamation recognizing National Women’s History Month on Tuesday, March 28, 10AM, at the County Commission meeting at the Broward County Governmental Center, 115 S. Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale.The Commission on Status Women serves in an advisory capacity to the Broward County Commission and through education and advocacy, identifies and helps resolve economic, health and social issues facing women in our community. read more

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