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Scoreboard roundup — 1/24/21

first_imgJanuary 25, 2021 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 1/24/21 Written by Beau Lundcenter_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStockBy ABC News(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Sunday’s sports events:NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONToronto 107, Indiana 102LA Clippers 108, Oklahoma City 100Boston 141, Cleveland 103Charlotte 107, Orlando 104San Antonio 121, Washington 101Milwaukee 129, Atlanta 115Portland 116, New York 113Sacramento at Memphis (Postponed)NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUEChicago 6, Detroit 2Buffalo 4, Washington 3 (SO)Vegas 1, Arizona 0Toronto 3, Calgary 2New Jersey 2, NY Islanders 0Pittsburgh 3, NY Rangers 2Anaheim 3, Colorado 1Dallas 3, Nashville 2Los Angeles 6, St. Louis 3San Jose 5, Minnesota 3Edmonton 4, Winnipeg 3NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE PLAYOFFSTampa Bay 31, Green Bay 26Kansas City 38, Buffalo 24TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALLNebraska at Iowa (Postponed)Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Can Purplebricks really ‘disrupt’ the UK property industry, asks leading shares advice site

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Can Purplebricks really ‘disrupt’ the UK property industry, asks leading shares advice site previous nextAgencies & PeopleCan Purplebricks really ‘disrupt’ the UK property industry, asks leading shares advice siteThe Motley Fool says investors are asking the question more and more and wonders whether the hybrid agency can really turn a profit before 2020.Nigel Lewis28th September 201803,238 Views One of the UK’s leading shares buying advice services has claimed that investors are becoming more and more sceptical that Purplebricks can truly disrupt the traditional estate agency market.The Motley Fool website is recommending that investors sell the company’s shares and challenges whether Purplebricks will move into profit before 2020, as has been predicted as its overseas expansion continues to eat into its bottom line, as its annual report published yesterday revealed.“As geographic expansion lifts costs and conditions in its UK marketplace worsen, I reckon this prediction is looking a little optimistic right now,” the Motley Fool advice column says.“I would be very tempted to sell Purplebricks today given the possibility of more scary details emerging when it releases its six-month trading update on November 6.”Purplebricks lossesAlthough its UK operation made a £4.2 million profit on revenues of £78 million and saw its instructions rise by 56%, its overall group – which includes its loss-making US and Australian operations – made an overall loss of £24.7 million, up from £6 million last year.Despite the advice from the Motley Fool, which is US based and has been offering private investors financial advice since 1993, the Purplebricks share price increased yesterday by 5%, and has increased by 12.4% over the past week.“We are confident that Purplebricks’ market leadership will continue, given the strength of its brand, the continuing investment into team, technology and processes and our £153m war chest for global growth, following the strategic investment by Axel Springer,” Group CEO Michel Bruce says in its annual report.Purplebricks Michael Bruce The Motley Fool September 28, 2018Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

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Royal Norwegian Navy Gets Two REMUS 100 AUVs from Hydroid

first_img April 29, 2011 Back to overview,Home naval-today Royal Norwegian Navy Gets Two REMUS 100 AUVs from Hydroid View post tag: Norwegian View post tag: Navy Hydroid, Inc., a subsidiary of Kongsberg Maritime, the leading manufacturer of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs), announced that it has delivered two REMUS 100 AUVs to the Royal Norwegian Navy (RNoN). The REMUS AUVs were procured by the Norwegian Defence Logistics Organization (NDLO) Naval Systems Contracting Division on behalf the RNoN. These REMUS vehicles will further enhance the RNoN mine countermeasure capability.“We are pleased to be able to collaborate with the Royal Norwegian Navy, which has once again selected REMUS for its shallow water AUV capability,” said Graham Lester, Director of Hydroid Europe. “REMUS vehicles have been proven to withstand the harsh conditions associated with Norwegian waters, so these systems are ideal for the Royal Norwegian Navy.The REMUS 100 is a compact, light-weight, autonomous underwater vehicle designed for operation in coastal environments up to 100 meters in depth. The vehicle can be configured to include a wide variety of standard and/or customer specified sensors and system options to meet unique autonomous mission requirements.“The REMUS 100 is the U.S. Navy’s tool of choice for shallow water mine counter measure operations,” said Christopher von Alt, President and one of the co-founders of Hydroid. “The system’s technology and versatility is helping to keep humans out of minefields worldwide, and we’re confident it’s an excellent choice for the Royal Norwegian Navy as well.”Hydroid’s REMUS AUVs are modular and may be fitted with a large number of different types of sensors and have been used to aid in hydrographic surveys, harbor security operations, debris field mapping, scientific sampling and mapping, as well as many basic and applied research programs funded by ONR, DARPA and the United Kingdom Ministry of Defense. With over 200 vehicles in the field, Hydroid is currently the AUV market leader with systems in use around the world.[mappress]Source: kongsberg, April 29, 2011 View post tag: AUVs View post tag: 100 View post tag: gets View post tag: Hydroid View post tag: News by topic Share this article Royal Norwegian Navy Gets Two REMUS 100 AUVs from Hydroid Equipment & technology View post tag: REMUS View post tag: Royal View post tag: two View post tag: Navallast_img read more

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HMAS Anzac Keeps Flight Crew Ready for Action

first_img View post tag: Helicopter View post tag: News by topic Back to overview,Home naval-today HMAS Anzac Keeps Flight Crew Ready for Action Authorities Sailing across the Indian Ocean on its way to Anzac Cove and beyond, the Royal Australian Navy helicopter frigate HMAS Anzac has kept itself busy with daily flying operations using the ship’s embarked AS350BA Squirrel helicopter.The flying operations have been a good opportunity to consolidate the skills of the flight crew; the ship’s embarked flight team and a range of crew members who are involved in the daily flying operations.Anzac’s Flight Commander, Lieutenant Commander Nick Plenty, is overseeing the program to ensure that the ship can maximise the value of the Squirrel – a light utility and training aircraft from 723 Squadron.Throughout our deployment on NORTHERN TRIDENT 2015, the embarked flight will be used for a range of activities, including personnel and materiel transport, search and rescue, and mission support operations.The range of training operations undertaken has included deck landing practices, navigation sorties, and utility exercises such as vertical replenishments and passenger transfer operations over both the ship’s flight deck and forecastle.HMAS Anzac is currently deployed on NORTHERN TRIDENT 2015 during which it will participate in the Centenary of ANZAC commemorations in April, followed by a series of important international engagements.[mappress mapid=”15646″]Image: Australian Navy View post tag: Asia-Pacific HMAS Anzac Keeps Flight Crew Ready for Action April 13, 2015center_img View post tag: HMAS Anzac View post tag: Naval View post tag: Flight Crew Share this article View post tag: Squirrel View post tag: Navylast_img read more

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Biles bothered by new USA Gymnastics CEO’s anti-Nike tweet

first_imgNike is one of Biles’ sponsors. *mouth drop*don’t worry, it’s not like we needed a smarter usa gymnastics president or any sponsors or anything https://twitter.com/MaryBonoUSA/status/1038189174560452609 …4:32 PM – Oct 13, 2018 By yesterday Biles is among the more than 200 women who have come forward over the last two years claiming they were sexually abused by former team doctor Larry Nassar under the guise of treatment. Biles was critical of Perry for not being vocal enough in support of the survivors.___More AP Sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Bono was appointed Friday to hold the position while USA Gymnastics searches for a permanent successor to Kerry Perry, who resigned under pressure from the United States Olympic Committee in September after spending nine months on the job.Biles responded Saturday to a tweet from Bono last month criticizing Nike following the release of its advertising campaign featuring former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Bono, a former Republican congresswomen, had posted a photo of herself drawing over a Nike logo on a golf shoe.Biles quote-tweeted Bono’s photo and wrote: ”(asterisk)mouth drop(asterisk) don’t worry, it’s not like we needed a smarter usa gymnastics president or any sponsors or anything.” I regret the post and respect everyone’s views & fundamental right to express them. This doesn’t reflect how I will approach my position @USAGym I will do everything I can to help build, w/ the community, an open, safe & positive environment.9:53 PM – Oct 13, 2018 Bono deleted her tweet about five hours later, saying she regretted the post and respects “everyone’s views & fundamental right to express them.” Mary Bono✔@MaryBonoUSA Olympic champion Simone Biles is upset about an anti-Nike tweet from USA Gymnastics interim president and CEO Mary Bono. Simone Biles✔@Simone_Biles In this Aug. 19, 2018, file photo, Simone Biles competes on the uneven bars at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships in Boston.  (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)last_img read more

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Windies A eye win after dominating third day

first_imgPALLEKELE, Sri Lanka (CMC): Off-spinner Rahkeem Cornwall snatched a five-wicket haul and Test opener Rajendra Chandrika and wicketkeeper Jahmar Hamilton lashed their second half-centuries of the game, as West Indies A produced a telling performance to put Sri Lanka A on the ropes on the penultimate day of the second four-day ‘Test’ here yesterday. At the close, Sri Lanka A were struggling on 36 for two in pursuit of 481 for victory at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium – still requiring an improbable 445 runs on today’s final day to win the contest. Earlier, resuming on 128 for four, they were bundled out for 245 in their first innings as Cornwall ripped through the innings to finish with six for 91. Wicketkeeper Niroshan Dickwella top-scored with 88, captain Dimuth Karunaratne got 68, while Asela Gunaratne chipped in with a vital 46; but the hosts lost their last five wickets for just 25 runs in a swift collapse, about 25 minutes after lunch. WINDIES ATTACK Yet again, Cornwall spearheaded the Windies attack, taking four of the last five wickets to collect his second five-wicket haul following on from his eight-wicket innings haul in the opening ‘Test’ in Colombo. With a healthy first-innings lead of 264, West Indies A then raced to 216 for three declared, with Chandrika stroking 68 and Hamilton a whirlwind, unbeaten 56 off just 30 deliveries. Captain Shamarh Brooks also gathered an uptempo, unbeaten 53 off 63 balls, while Shimron Hetmyer chipped in with 28. Left-hander Kieran Powell fell cheaply for two with the score on four in the fourth over of the innings, but three successive half-century partnerships put the visitors in command. The right-handed Chandrika put on 65 for the second wicket with Hetmyer, who carved out five fours in a busy 37-ball knock before falling on the stroke of tea, lbw to leg-spinner Jeffrey Vandersay. After the break, Chandrika added a further 67 for the third wicket with Brooks, as West Indies A controlled the final session. All told, Chandrika struck five fours and a six off 110 deliveries, while Brooks hammered three fours and two sixes in an enterprising knock.last_img read more

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21st Sletba Open starts; victorious paralympic team cited

first_imgMavericks guard Curry out with left leg injury In his remarks, Lualhati thanked the sponsors and the PBC and the associations for supporting this year’s premier event of Sletba. He also presented and cited the exploits of the Philippine bowling paralympic team which bagged seven medals in the recently held bowling paralympic games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.Lualhati, in turn, received a plaque of appreciation from paralympic team coach Benshir Layoso for his support for the team.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogPlayers from the national team and from various associations are expected to join the annual tournament and vie for cash prizes worth over P400,000 spread over three groups.Qualifying games started right after the opening rites Saturday and will be held daily from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. until Oct. 14. Sletba officials led by its president Engr. Mar Lualhati (2nd from left) and secretary Atty. Boy de Leon (right) prepare to roll the ceremonial ball to start the 21st Sletba Open at the Sta. Lucia Mall Bowling Center in Cainta. With them are (from left) Benny Dytoc of PTBA, Benshir Layoso, national team member and coach of the national paralympic team, Gerry Mallilin, president of Philippine Bowling Congress, and Lilian Teano, president of the Tiger City (Mandaluyong) Bowling Association.The 21st Sta. Lucia East Tenpin Bowling Association-Rizal (Sletba) Open Championships rolled off Saturday at the Sta. Lucia Bowling Center in Cainta, Rizal.Engr. Mar Lualhati, president of Sletba, led the simple opening rites graced by the presence of officials of the Philippine Bowling Congress and other associations based in Metro Manila and in the provinces.ADVERTISEMENT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up How to help the Taal evacuees LATEST STORIES MOST READ Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbedcenter_img Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Sletba president Engr. Mar Lualhati (right) with members of the Philippine bowling paralympic team which won 7 medals in the recently held tenpin bowling paralympic games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DAY6 is for everybody It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardlast_img read more

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Lofa Reports Drastic Ebola Decline

first_imgThe internationally acclaimed, Doctors Without Borders famously known by its French interpretation, Médicins San Frontières (MSF), has warned government and its partners of possible spillovers of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease again into Liberia if stringent measures are not taken to tighten the borders with neighboring affected countries.The MSF coordinator of the Foya Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU) in Lofa County, Dr. Serge St-Louise, said if Ebola is to be contained in the country, the government must do all it can to properly monitor the movement of people, especially along the borders with Guinea and Sierra Leone, where it is being reported that the Ebola infection rates are still high.Dr. St-Louise was addressing President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and other dignitaries at the Foya ETU, where the Liberian leader had gone to assess the Ebola situation and identify with health workers who are at the forefront of the crisis.He said Ebola Treatment Centers in neighboring communities of Guinea and Sierra Leone along the borders with Lofa, specifically Macenta and Gueckedou, were reaching their full capacities.It was from one of these same neighboring communities that Foya, a town that shares borders with both Guinea and Sierra Leone, registered the country’s first case of the Ebola virus disease from the Guinean side in February 2014.The virus later spread rapidly, killing hundreds in the county and thousands in the country, especially the capital, Monrovia, where it has been raging, though there has been some level of stability reported of late.Though the borders have since been ordered closed, the measures are still not effective as trade between the bordering communities continues.  This situation may have contributed to the high infection rate in the country.Dr. St-Louise warned that although significant gains have been made, the government should take serious security measures at the border areas, aimed at preventing a recurrence of how the virus was transmitted from Guinea and later spread throughout the country.Dr. St-Louise’s warning, came at the same time with positive reports that the infection rate of the virus in Lofa county has reduced significantly, with only six patients left in the ETU, who are to be discharged shortly.The report indicates that Lofa County which reported the first outbreak of the deadly virus and was known as the epic-enter, has now seen a drastic decline in transmission rates with “no new cases” reported within the past three weeks.The MSF Foya Coordinator indicated further that Lofa County could soon be declared an Ebola-free county if the pace at which the transmission has broken continues.He identified coordination and information sharing as important tools for the total containment of the virus, adding that the Foya ETU could be used as an example of how those tools greatly helped in reaching the point of zero cases for the past weeks.He indicated that the level of success in the county is a result of the huge support received from the community and the county’s health leadership, as well as traditional leaders. This is something that could not come about from the onset, he acknowledged, attributing the rapid spread and numerous deaths at the initial stage to denial and cultural practices.President Sirleaf said that she was pleased with the development in the county, which was a result of the hard work done by the international partners like MSF, the International Committee of the Red Cross and the local health team.But she cautioned that she does not want the situation to slide back. “We want to remain vigilant and ensure that we win this fight.“Lofa has gone through a lot. We all know that it was known as the epic-center, and many of our people lost their lives here. But they have shown their resilience and strength and have significantly overcome the virus. They are now on their way to becoming a success story.  We don’t want to tell the world that we are now Ebola-free, but we can now say we are on our way,” the President declared.Addressing the MSF Coordinator’s warning at the end of her tour, President said that government will ensure that the immigration officers vigilantly protect the borders, though she recognized that the borders are porous.“This is a very grave concern.   We have many places where people cross borders without going thru the conventional or required formalities.  But we will continue to ask the Immigration officers to monitor very carefully.“We also have to work with the leaders in Guinea and Sierra Leone. We all are leaders and we talk to each other and work together and collaborate. So we hope that on their side, as we have done on our side, we will put in proper ETUs and proper health care systems. We will encourage them to do it on their side for their people to get the same kind of good treatment that our people are receiving here, so that they, too, may be able to arrest their situations,” said President Sirleaf.Others present at the ceremony in Foya included  United States Ambassador  Deborah Malac, Maj. Gen. Darryl Williams, commanding general of U.S. Army Africa, Internal Affairs Minister Morris Dukuly and Deputy Information Minister for Public Affairs, Isaac Jackson. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Oxfam Educates Women’s Group on Maputo Protocol

first_imgSeveral women’s groups in Liberia, including the National Empowerment Program for Women (NEP) and Rural Women of Margibi County (RWMC), have called on the government to implement the Maputo Protocol, which aims to strengthen the rights of women in the country.Oxfam Gender Justice Coordinator Adolphus Gblorso spoke at a two day workshop organized by Oxfam GB over the weekend. He said the event was also intended to educate women on the significance of the Maputo Protocol for it to gain enough momentum so that government will implement it for the benefit of Liberians. About 30 participants came together and agreed to work along with the government and other women’s rights organizations to join the process and highlight women’s issues.Oxfam’s goal is to enhance the knowledge of women and girls to follow issues that impact their lives and on the Maputo Protocol. Martha Sayklon, president of Rural Women of Margibi County and one of the participants, said if they created more awareness on the Maputo Protocol in all of the counties, women will understand their rights and work in collaboration with the government and other partners to promote their own rights through the implementation of the protocol.“It is my first time learning about the Maputo Protocol, and through the two-day workshop I have learned the importance of the protocol and how we can work together for an improved environment for women and girls. We learned about the 1325 resolutions regarding peace and security, health issues, especially how to plan a good family by using family planning methods and what role women can play in maintaining the peace in the country,” said Madam Sayklon, who is also known as ‘Money in the Bush.’She lauded President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for contributing to women’s participation in the country especially through the launch of the gender policy document in 2009, which attached value to rural women in Liberia.“We want the Maputo Protocol fully implemented for women’s voices to be heard in all sectors of life, especially for those women who are in the rural areas and do not have access to good health facilities, roads network, equal participation with their male counterparts, and better education,” added Madam Sianeh Omeze, the National Empowerment Program for Women’s Country Director.She encouraged other women’s organizations to get involved in the process by coming up with more training and awareness in all parts of the country to enable the implementation of the Protocol on the Rights of African Women. Madam Omeze was one of the three women that represented Liberia at Mount Kilimanjaro where women’s groups from all parts of the world assembled to seek equal or 50-50 land rights and for their voices to be heard.At that gathering, Liberia was among the 36 countries that reached the peak of the mountain, a trip that took six days of climbing to the summit and returning to the base of the mountain, an act that reportedly demonstrated the importance of the Maputo Protocol to the participating women. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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‘Continue to Work Together’

first_imgAmbassador Brown turns over the gavel of authority to the new ECOWAS Group chairman, His Excellency Ambassador Kokou Kpayedo of Togo– Ambassador Brown Urges ECOWAS StatesLiberia’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, His Excellency Lewis Garseedah Brown, II, has called on the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to continue to work together to remain a significant bloc at the United Nations. The ECOWAS Group consists of Permanent Missions of West African States to the United Nations with the aim of collaborating to ensure collective actions and solidarity on issues of common interests.Speaking over the weekend when he turned over the chairmanship of the ECOWAS Group to the Permanent Representative of Togo, Ambassador Brown said as a concerted effort, ECOWAS has a lot to offer the African Union and the United Nations. According to a dispatch from Liberia’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations, Liberia’s chief diplomat to the United Nations described his tenure as chairman of the ECOWAS Group as an honor and pledged the Liberian Mission’s support to the new leadership and the agenda of ECOWAS.The chairmanship of the ECOWAS Group is rotational, as is the chairmanship of the sub-regional organization, ECOWAS. Ambassador Brown assumed the group’s chairmanship when President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was elected as chairperson of ECOWAS in June 2016.Group photograph of the ECOWAS Ambassadors at the United NationsIn response, the new ECOWAS Group chairman, His Excellency Ambassador Kokou Kpayedo of the Permanent Mission of Togo, thanked Ambassador Brown for his leadership and outstanding work that gave more visibility to the ECOWAS Group. Ambassador Kpayedo made special mention of the group’s collective action on the political situation in Guinea Bissau and the transversal threats of terrorism, maritime piracy, organized crimes, climate change and food security. He encouraged his colleagues to do more to address the numerous and complex challenges facing the sub-region. “The numerous and complex challenges facing the sub-region call for collective action and solidarity on the part of our group to defend ECOWAS initiatives aimed at stabilizing the sub-region through the promotion of peace, security, social cohesion and an inclusive sustainable development,” he emphasized. The Togolese Permanent Representative to the United Nations pledged to develop the necessary synergies to carry out various tasks of common interests and make the group more visible through the development of appropriate framework for the harmonization of the positions of ECOWAS States on issues of peace, security and sustainable development. Ambassador Kpayedo named making the ECOWAS Permanent Observer Mission to the United Nations more operational as the first priority of his leadership.The turning over ceremony was graced by Ambassadors Kone Tanou Leon and Dr. Tete Antonio of the ECOWAS Permanent Observer Mission and African Union Permanent Observer Mission to the United Nations, respectively.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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