Ahead of Hurricane Isaias, four general population shelters and a pet-friendly shelter will open for residents that live in Evacuation Zone A.The shelters will open starting at 8 a.m. Saturday.Evacuation Zone A is for residents living in a manufactured/mobile home or sub-standard housing.The county is now under a hurricane warning, meaning sustained winds of 74 mph or higher are expected. A hurricane warning is issued 36 hours in advance of the anticipated onset of tropical-storm-force winds.Here is a list of all of the shelters opening throughout South Florida as Hurricane Isaias approaches Florida’s east coast.Lake Shore Middle School: 425 W Canal St. N, Belle GladePalm Beach Gardens High School: 4245 Holly Dr., Palm Beach GardensPalm Beach Central High School: 8499 Forest Hill Blvd., WellingtonPark Vista High School: 7900 Jog Rd., Lake WorthAnimals only shelter: West Boynton Recreation Center: 6000 Northtree Blvd., Lake Worth
Cy Young: This is a loaded field. Justin Verlander hasn’t quite been himself in 2019, so it’s hard to pencil him in. Chris Sale has certainly turned it around after a rough start. But you know who’s been a linchpin for their team? White Sox ascending ace Lucas Giolito. He figured it out on the mound, and now the South Siders are in the middle of one of baseball’s most exciting sub-.500 seasons in recent memory.Rookie of the Year: Rays infielder Brandon Lowe doesn’t feel like he’s getting a ton of attention. He has hit 16 home runs, has 2.8 bWAR and has played above-average defense this season. It’s a bit of a surprise, considering this is the season of Vlad Guerrero Jr., Eloy Jimenez and others in the American League.Manager of the Year: With how many devastating injuries the Yankees have faced, it should go to Aaron Boone, right? It’s not that simple. Twins manager Rocco Baldelli has Minnesota in one of the best seasons they’ve had in years. Boone gets the honors for the first half of the season after keeping New York afloat — and winning — with Gary Sanchez, Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton, Luis Severino, Dellin Betances and other key pieces out. Per usual, there are more storylines happening in baseball than there are in a season of “The Sopranos.” Are the baseballs juiced? Are bullpens just bad? What piece of furniture will Brodie Van Wagenen (reportedly) throw next?MORE: Watch ‘ChangeUp,’ a new MLB live whiparound show on DAZNAll those questions will be answered — and more — the second half of this season. But first, our midseason awards!The Mike Trout Memorial ‘You Deserve Better’ AwardLast year’s recipients: Jacob deGrom (Mets), Manny Machado (Orioles)There are — unfortunately — many deserving candidates for this year’s edition, but the 2019 Mike Trout Memorial “You Deserve Better” Award goes to one of baseball’s most feared hitters and something of a forgotten man in Motown: Miguel Cabrera.With the Tigers undergoing a rebuild, Cabrera’s career has felt like a secondary story. While he and Detroit reached one World Series together (2012), the Tigers have missed the playoffs in three straight years and probably won’t be making it in 2019.With two World Series appearances — and one championship ring — to Cabrera’s name, he hasn’t entirely faced a lack of success throughout his career; but it seems there’s something of a fizzle happening with the way the Tigers have played and broken it down. Even with the rebuild happening and young talent coming for the Tigers, success is no guarantee in the coming seasons.Cabrera has at least four more years under contract with Detroit, and his decline has been apparent; he’s dealt with injuries in two of his last three seasons, and while the contact numbers are still there, the power has been sapped, and understandably so.But it certainly feels like Cabrera deserves better (and more than just a paycheck) for being one of the most dominant offensive players of this generation; he deserves better than being just another cog on a losing team.So here’s to you, Miggy. You certainly deserve better.Runner up: Pete AlonsoAll those home runs go to waste on another disappointing Mets season. At least he won the Home Run Derby.The Most Likely to Fool You into Thinking They’re a Contender AwardLast year’s recipient: Cleveland IndiansThe A’s are always a fun baseball story. Moneyball! Matt Chapman! Elephant logo! Baseball is better when the Swingin’ A’s are … swingin’ it. Who doesn’t love the A’s?Well, people who love October baseball, that’s who.The A’s are 50-41, the same record they had through 91 games last year. They romped through the second half of last season, won the second wild-card spot, then got bounced by the Yankees in the wild-card game.Since 2000, the A’s have won 90 games or more nine times, and they have been to the playoffs in each of those seasons except one (2004). The furthest they’ve made it is the ALCS in 2006, when they were swept by the Tigers. Past teams have no bearing on what a team does today, but it’s safe to say the postseason hasn’t been kind to the A’s.Could this year be the year for Oakland? There’s always a chance, but don’t bet on it.The Best Bad Team AwardLast year’s recipient: Tampa Bay RaysThere are a number of Good Bad Teams in baseball this year. There are teams hovering just below .500 who are surprisingly impressive and could make a run in the coming months. While the White Sox make a solid case for being one of the best bad teams, the Reds take this award at the midway point of 2019. Offensively, the Reds have some deficiencies: 4.23 runs per game is among the worst in MLB, but they’re still operating to a positive run differential at +27, which is better than every team in the NL Central except the Cubs. They’re 3.77 staff ERA is good for second in the National League.The Reds also have the benefit of playing in a division that hasn’t been overly competitive — every team in the division is separated by 4 1/2 games, with the Reds in last place at 41-46.It’s going to be fun to watch the Reds in the second half of the season. All of their peripheral numbers say that record will flip, and the talent on the team dictates it might, as well.The Worst Good Team AwardLast year’s recipient: Seattle MarinersAkin to the Best Bad Teams, there are a number of teams that make you wonder how good they really are in 2019. This year’s (dis)honor goes to the Texas Rangers.While you can only play the teams on your schedule, the Rangers have not been good against teams above .500 (18-23) while beating up on bad teams (30-19) regularly. So their record might not say what the Rangers actually are.While Texas destroys the covers off baseballs (5.39 runs per game is among the best in baseball), their difficulties against winning teams make it a moot point. MORE: Frauds or for real? Complicated Rangers grinding for respect in AL playoff raceTexas is going to have to figure out quick whether this season is going to result in at least a wild-card berth. Mike Minor could potentially be on the move, so that’ll hurt their rotation, as well. The Rangers also face a tough schedule over the next few months.Can the Rangers keep pounding their way to wins? It’s tough to say, but the results have been in their favor. Doesn’t mean they still will be come August.The Michael Scott ‘Why Are You the Way that You Are?’ AwardLast year’s recipient: Angel HernandezHernandez could receive this award as a representative of this year’s recipient(s): the MLB Umpires Association.First, in defense of umpires: Being an umpire is a thankless job. They take a lot of the blame when calls are blown and none of the credit for calling a good game. They take constant verbal abuse from fans, players and people online. It’s unfair to expect umpires, as human as you or I, to deal with the constant bashing and negativity.But, to that end, calling a good game and taking the blame is quite literally their job. No player expects perfection. No one expects umpires to take abuse with a smile all the time. However, people do expect umpires to be independent of the game and not make themselves the stars.That said, the MLB Umpires Association looks really, really bad after the whole umpires vs. Manny Machado debacle last month. #Disappointed #LeadByExample #NotAppreciated #Violence #TemperTantrum #Inaction #NotTolerated #MakeanExampleof #OneGameSuspension #RepeatOffender #Nonsense #MLBUA @MLB @Padres @Buster_ESPN pic.twitter.com/pkcW5O1SnB— Major League Baseball Umpires Association (@MLBUA) June 18, 2019Aside from the fact that the MLBUA Twitter abuses hashtags like a “Jersey Shore” cast member does hair products, it’s a horrendous look for them to use the following ones: #MakeanExampleOf, #OneGameSuspension and #Violence.It’s a terrible job from umpires to try to publicly shame and skew the entire situation that happened with Machado (Violence? Really?), and it’s worse to put out a statement that looks like a heartbroken 14-year-old’s away message on AIM.Here’s an instant message for umpires: Don’t do that. Players openly admit they respect umpires, and managers admit to what a tough job they have. Turning around and making themselves look like victims when some are terrible at their job (and try and steal the show) is the real #LeadByExample moment here.”Congrats,” umps. Please be better.The ‘Good Job, Good Effort’ AwardLast year’s recipient: Oakland AthleticsThis year’s honors go to the Seattle Mariners. When they were setting the world on fire two weeks into the season, fans were thinking, “Maybe this is the year.” But then reality slapped them in the face like an errant wild king salmon at Pike Place Fish Market.Something smells like fish, and it’s not the halibut. The Mariners have been one of the worst teams in baseball since that run to begin of the season, maybe unsurprisingly. The good thing is the Mariners do have a future, and it’s thanks in part to Jerry Dipoto’s endless trade fiesta, which has resulted in two top prospects via a deal with the Mets (Jarred Kelenic, Justin Dunn).With more trades surely coming, it was a good job and good effort from the Mariners, at least for a little bit.The ‘It’s OK, We Appreciate You’ AwardLast year’s recipient: Joey VottoIn a league where Mike Trout, Mookie Betts, Aaron Judge and Max Scherzers get the recognition, sometimes stars of baseball don’t grab as many headlines and highlights as they should.Matt Chapman has gone too under-appreciated for too long. The Athletics third baseman has a 4.3 bWAR in the middle of another oddly successful season. Chapman is an all-world, all-galaxy, all-universe defender who seems to have figured it out with the bat.At just 26, Chapman is the latest in a long line of A’s third basemen who have dazzled. While he finally received some level of stardom at the 2019 Home Run Derby, more attention seemed to have go to his father, who wasn’t exactly on point with his tosses during their go of it.So while Chapman is on an MVP arc, he might be passed over again (fairly), and the A’s might not have much postseason success. Just know that we see you, Matt Chapman, and we are wowed.The Legitimate (Boring) AwardsOK, onto the real, actual awards from the first half of the season.National LeagueMVP: Cody Bellinger’s historic start is keeping him afloat and ahead of Christian Yelich, but the race could tighten.Cy Young: Max Scherzer gets the nod here. He’s got a 2.00 FIP and has been worth almost two wins more than Dodgers ace Hyun-Jin Ryu. This is going to be an interesting showdown to watch come late season. Scherzer, though, is one of the main reasons why the Nats are still in playoff talk.Rookie of the Year: Pete Alonso is going to be taking home more gold than just the Home Run Derby trophy at this rate. His 30 home run campaign is eye-opening. It’s going to be a showdown between Alonso and San Diego’s Fernando Tatis Jr. For now, Alonso gets the checkmark. He has meant so much to a Mets team and Mets fans who haven’t had a lot going right for them.Manager of the Year: Brian Snitker has done a heck of a job keeping the Braves afloat while they’ve faced some rotation issues, and he is the face of a pretty young team. The NL East isn’t the juggernaut division some thought it would be, but Atlanta has played to — and met — the preseason hype. Snitker is a big part of that.American LeagueMVP: It goes to Mike Trout, once again. This guy is head-and-shoulders above everybody else in baseball. There’s some debate what the word “valuable” means. Well, what would the Angels be without Trout in the lineup? Yankees infielder D.J. LeMahieu is making a good case for himself, as well. But Trout is the guy. Roll out the red baseline, don your favorite cleats and find your favorite pine-tar emblazoned hat. It’s the 2019 Sporting News Midseason Awards!Sure, there are MVPs, Rookies of the Year and Cy Youngs, but that stuff comes later. At baseball’s halfway point, taking a look at those potential honorees — and some of our own — seems natural.
The group, which consisted of 10 people, said they were demonstrating a few blocks away at the Palm Beach Courthouse.Their spokesperson said they were angry at the Black Lives Matter organizers for working with the West Palm Beach Police Department to hold their event.Rick Morris, Deputy Chief Of Police, came out of the police station and told the third-party, “This is a peaceful protest, you’re agitating, you’re going to leave.”A brief standoff ensued at that point between two West Palm Beach Police officers, Black Lives Matter, and the third-party, for nearly six minutes.After the third-party left, Morris told demonstrators, “My job is to protect everybody. I saw you guys were in trouble, and I came out to help you. I’m going to go back into the police station.”Francky Pierre Pau, one of the Black Lives Matter organizers, says he is worried that the agitators will give the public the wrong message about his mission. He goes on to say that Black Lives Matter believes in tactics that always involve peaceful protesting against law enforcement that use too much force and systemic discrimination. Black Lives Matter Alliance Palm Beach says the third-party that interrupted their demonstration on Saturday was a group of protesters who were actually leading the “March For Peace.”That “March for Peace” event was scheduled for 4 p.m. at the Palm Beach County Courthouse in West Palm Beach.“We had met with them about a month ago to try and arrange a joint organized and peaceful demonstration,” says Black Lives Matter organizer Kyla Edme.She adds that Black Lives Matter and the March For Peace group had been in discussions to merge their events, but had different agendas.“For example, she does not want to work with police, and we have no problem working with the police. We wish her no ill will,” Edme explains.“No, we are not working with the police,” the third-party spokesperson screamed on a bullhorn as they interrupted the Black Lives Matter program that started with a prayer.
28 May 2007State-owned signals provider Sentech is on course to providing about 80% digital terrestrial transmission coverage by the start of the 2010 Fifa World Cup in South Africa.Delivering her department’s budget in Parliament in Cape Town last week, Communications Minister Ivy Matsepe-Casaburri said Sentech intends to launch at least one high definition television satellite channel in time for the World Cup.She said the company would also build a second teleport to provide additional capacity needed for the satellite uplink.In line with the government’s technology plan for 2010, the SA Broadcasting Corporation also plans to have six more high definition units in place by end of 2009.“The implementation of this strategy will meet a number of Asgi-SA objectives, as well as delivery of service to under-serviced second economy areas,” Matsepe-Casaburri said.“We have established a body to oversee the rollout of digital migration in South Africa and we have called it the Digital Dzonga (South).”South Africa’s Cabinet approved the move for the country’s digital migration process to be switched on by 1 November 2008, with analogue signals set to be switched off on 1 November 2011.She said that set-top boxes would enable South Africans to access digital signals using their analogue television sets.South Africa is to begin growing its set-top box manufacturing and maintenance capability, providing an additional boost for job creation in the country.Local contentMatsepe-Casaburri added that new television channels would grow from the migration, requiring the development of more local television content and thus supporting the growth of the country’s creative industries.“New industries such as animation will flourish,” the minister said, noting that the National Electronic Media Institute of SA (Nemisa) was establishing a digital content hub that would facilitate the production of animated and e-learning products and enable South Africa to become the “digital repository of its own historical and cultural content.“Already our own Magic Cellar children’s programme has found resonance in the USA, where HBO has indicated interest.”Source: BuaNews
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TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Leeds can compete against Man City with QSI – Radrizzaniby Paul Vegas11 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeeds United could compete with Manchester City if proposed investment from the Middle East goes through, according to owner Andrea Radrizzani.Qatar Sports Investments, which owns Paris St-Germain, is one of three parties interested in the club.The company is run by Nasser al-Khelaifi, a friend of Radrizzani.The Italian said a Leeds fan based in America and the owner of an unnamed side in Italy were the other two keen to invest in the Championship club.”The option of Qatar Sports Investments and Nasser (al-Khelaifi) – first of all they are friends, we have had a good relationship for a long time,” Radrizzani told The Times.”They have the possibility to bring this club to compete with Manchester City, so for the fans that could be a fantastic opportunity.”
APTN National NewsThe Northwest Territories is falling behind on resource developmentThat’s according to Statistics Canada’s latest review of gross domestic productIn fact the N.W.T. was the only jusridiction in the country to see a drop in G.D.P. in 2011Here’s APTN’s Cullen Crozier with that story.
Council passed a resolution to write a letter to the provincial government outlining their concerns, and to also have the issues brought up at the NCLGA Annual General Meeting in Fort Nelson next month. North Peace Drug Awareness Society acknowledgedThe North Peace Drug Awareness Society was also given an acknowledgement by city council for their nearly 20 years of work in the Fort St. John area. Mayor Lori Ackerman spoke about the Society’s work in running the D.A.R.E. Program in Fort St. John, as well as other various drug awareness and education initiatives. In 2004, the Society was approached to take on the contract of the RCMP’s Police-Based Victim Services Program. Since then, the Society was responsible for 1 – 2 employees who ran the program. Society Chair Rick Ekkel thanked the City for its years of support and partnership in their work with the program.City concerned about cost of new employer health taxFort St. John City Council is going to be collaborating with the Union of B.C. Municipalities and the North Central Local Government Association on sending a message to the provincial government that the new Employer Health Tax won’t be cheap to implement. According to a report to Council from Human Resources Rashid Hasan, the City will pay $127,800 in MSP premiums of its employees covered under a collective agreement each for year in 2018 and 2019. For 2019, it is estimated employer health tax of 1.95% will cost the City $396,566 in addition to the estimated MSP premiums of $127,800 – a total cost of $524,366 and a 4.44% increase in the tax rate. In 2020, MSP premiums will be phased out, and the employer health tax is estimated to cost $406,480.75 – a 3.44% increase in the tax rate compared to the rate set for the 2018 budget. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Mayor Lori Ackerman proclaimed May to be MS Awareness Month at Monday’s City Council meeting.Sherri Mytopher, who serves as a board member with the MS Society of Canada’s Northern Regional Chapter, gave a brief presentation about the struggles of her and 100,000 other Canadians who live with Multiple Sclerosis every day. According to Mytopher, Canada has one of the highest incidents of MS among developed nations. The MS Society will also be hosting an MS Walk in Fort St. John on Sunday, May 27th at Centennial Park.
Mumbai: Even before her debut film Student of the Year 2 releases, actor Tara Sutaria has bagged her third project, Milan Luthria’s remake of Telugu hit RX100 opposite Ahan Shetty. The film, backed by Sajid Nadiadwala through his Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment, is currently in the pre-production stage and is expected to go on floors in June. “We have found our leading lady and I must say Tara is a really proficient actor. I feel they will make a really romantic and an interesting pair for the audiences to see. We shall begin shooting from June,” Sajid said. Luthria, who last directed Baadshaho, said it was extremely critical to get the right casting for the film. “Sajid and I took our time casting the lead opposite Ahan. We’re glad we waited as Tara is the best choice for a very important role. It is also essential for the leads to have a crackling chemistry, which Ahan and Tara do,” the director said. The film will be presented by Fox Star Studios. Tara will also be starring opposite Sidharth Malhotra in Marjawaan.
Gurugram: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Tuesday in an election rally said that Nuh will not be left behind the development. Khattar conceded that while Gurugram was one of the richest cities in the country, the neighbouring Nuh was the most backward district in the country. He blamed the discrimination of the previous governments in not ensuring equitable growth in Haryana.The Chief Minister in his speech highlighted how Nuh will benefit from a large amount of investment s by the Central and the state government in developing national highways and expressways around the region. With employment opportunities being one of the pressing points for the government the chief minister also spoke fo the steps taken to create means of employment in the region. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder”The state government is committed to ensuring that the youth in Nuh are not devoid of the employment opportunities. We have ensured that certain posts were created in the government services where the youth can be employed. We have been able to get a favourable response from the scheme,” said the Chief Minister. He also spoke of the problems being faced by the driver s who were rendered unemployed because of the changes in the central motor vehicle act. “According to the new amendments in the central motor act it has been made mandatory that the commercial drivers should have passed the tenth grade. I understand that most of the drivers have not been able to get adequate education because of the lack of opportunities and therefore I had urged the Union transport minister Nitin Gadkari to make certain amendments in this rule,” the Chief Minister added. He also said that a medical college will also be built in the area of Nuh.