Pennsylvania Remediates Three Former Industrial Sites

first_imgPennsylvania Remediates Three Former Industrial Sites Infrastructure,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced three new approvals through the Industrial Sites Reuse Program (ISRP) that will clean up former industrial sites in Montgomery, Luzerne, and Allegheny counties to prepare them for occupation by businesses and residential properties.“The benefits of the ISRP are twofold, not only removing harmful chemicals and contaminants from these sites and protecting our environment, but also making them ready for new occupants,” Governor Wolf said. “Having these sites ready for business is a significant attraction when companies are looking to relocate or expand here.”The ISRP provides loans and grants for environmental assessments and remediation. The program is designed to foster the cleanup of environmental contamination at industrial sites, thereby bringing blighted land into productive reuse.“The value of these projects is apparent when you look at what is planned for them: the development of new housing, new university space, and a nonprofit center dedicated to environmental protection,” Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin said. “The advantage of developing those facilities, rather than simply letting the toxic vacant lots sit unoccupied, is incalculable for the local communities.”“We’re pleased to collaborate with DCED on these brownfield redevelopment projects, and thousands more statewide,” said DEP Secretary Patrick McDonnell. “These projects provide the crucial foundation of funding environmental and public safety to support communities’ vision of life after blight.”The three approved projects are as follows:The Redevelopment Authority of the County of Montgomery (RAMC) was approved for a $1,000,000 grant for environmental remediation costs at the former Keasbey & Mattison Company manufacturing facility located in Ambler Borough, Montgomery County. The project will remediate the asbestos-contaminated 4.6-acre parcel and construct a 134,205-square-foot, 115-unit apartment building. ISRP funds will be used for excavation and disposal of contaminated soil and asbestos-containing material, installation of geotextile fabric for ACM-free utility corridors, installation of environmental cap, testing, and inspections.The Greater Wilkes-Barre Industrial Fund was approved for a $680,375 grant for environmental remediation of a former manufacturing building located at 116 South Main St. in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County. The site contains a 60,000-square-foot building and was the former home of a furniture store, where furniture and coffins were both manufactured and sold. The building was eventually converted into a Sears Roebuck Department Store. ISRP funds will be used for the removal of asbestos, lead based materials, PCB containing light ballasts, mercury containing components, and other hazardous materials. Once the site is remediated, Wilkes University plans on acquiring and renovating the building for a multitude of uses including classrooms, bookstore/retail, and meeting space.The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA) was approved for a $198,425 grant for the remediation of the former 5-acre Tippins, Inc. site in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County. The URA purchased the site in 2008 and is currently under a long-term lease agreement with Tree Pittsburgh, a local non-profit organization dedicated to protecting and restoring trees and forests throughout Allegheny County. Tree will utilize the parcel to develop an education center, office building, workshop, outdoor classroom, and a tree nursery. ISRP funds will be used for: soil testing; installing a 6-inch cap across the site to include building foundations, road surfaces, and qualifying cap aggregate; installing a vapor intrusion barrier under the foundation of the existing workshop; and capping all testing wells according to Department of Environmental Protection standards.For more information about the Industrial Sites Reuse Program visit SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img November 28, 2017last_img read more

Zurich cantonal pension fund targets responsible investment leadership

first_imgBVK also clearly stated that responsible investment could conflict with return goals, and that in such a situation it would prioritise long-term return optimisation.Another principle indicates that the pension fund will communicate openly and transparently about its approach and activities with regard to responsible investment as long as this does not work against its ability to efficiently achieve its goals. It indicated this could be the case in the context of engagement with companies.BVK today announced that it had taken an active role within Climate Action 100+, a major collaborative institutional investment engagement initiative aiming to get corporates with a big greenhouse gas footprint to cut their emissions.The scheme said it had entered into “active dialogue” with one of these companies, which it did not name. BVK said it was the first Swiss Pensionskasse to become an active participant in the network.  When investors sign up to Climate Action 100+, they put their name to a public statement of expectations of companies, and state which ones they would like to engage with and if this would be in the capacity as a lead or supporting investor.“The plan is for one or our team to get involved in dialogue with the company, discuss objectives and measures to achieve the goals and report back on progress,” said Thomas Schönbächler, chairman of the management board of BVK. The CHF33bn (€29.5bn) pension fund for the canton of Zurich wants to set the responsible investment benchmark for Swiss pension funds when it comes to quality of implementation and communicating measures taken.This is according to one of 10 principles that BVK – Switzerland’s third largest pension fund by assets under management – has adopted for its approach to responsible investment, which it said was an integral part of risk management.Also among BVK’s 10 principles was a statement that focusing on efficient processes, transparent structures and low costs had a place in responsible investment.last_img read more

The political opposition will stop at nothing, says PRO of Dominica Labour Party

first_img Tweet Share Share LocalNews The political opposition will stop at nothing, says PRO of Dominica Labour Party by: – August 18, 2011 Sharecenter_img 54 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Public Relations Officer of the Dominica Labour Party, Dr. Philbert Aaron.Public Relations Officer of the Dominica Labour Party Dr. Philbert Aaron says the political Opposition party in Dominica will stop at nothing in its pursuit of power.Dr. Aaron, who was a guest on Kairi FM’s Heng programme yesterday said, based on events which have recently occurred causes him to ponder upon ‘How far will the Opposition go in its pursuit of power?’“The events in the public that you can pick up on in the media because overall it seems that in 2011 the Dominica Opposition has no limit in what it will do to try to get into office; two years after the general elections that they lost and specifically, a week ago a statement was made at Layou by an Attorney at Law, David Bruney regarding linking riots in England, riots that everybody had seen on television and to events in Dominica. It’s not the first time that I have asked that question because the events that the political opposition in Dominica gets involved with make you reflect on those questions,” he said.According to Dr. Aaron, the political opposition will not adhere to the traditional restraints or limits within society in their quest for power.Dr. Aaron further noted that the direction in which the Opposition Party is headed is not a good one nor is it in line with compromise.“I think the evidence shows that the Opposition is on a course going in a particular direction. The evidence also shows that, that course is not towards compromise, consensus or any of those good things that we are accustomed to. They are on a direction trajectory away from that, starting on the night of the elections up to today the United Workers Party has not conceded defeat,” he said.According to the Public Relations Officer, while one may conclude that the United Workers Party are correct in their decision not to concede defeat, they have only petitioned to the Courts to challenge three of the local elections which will not give them a majority.“There were twenty one local elections that’s why they are called general, victory in eleven elections gives you a majority. The United Workers Party from the outset challenged; and by the way the challenge was formally launched in January of 2010 but they challenged, not eleven that would say that they have some hope of within this period getting some redress from the Court, no; they challenged in the beginning five. So even if the Government side had automatically gotten confirmation of its seats it would have been sixteen, a clear majority,” he said.Dr. Aaron is of the view that some of the pronouncements made by United Workers Party members for regime change encourage confrontations which do not promote democracy.“There’ve been calls for regime change, they’ve been all types of atrocious statements, all sorts of statements that are not democratic; that do not push towards democracy and so the clear thing is that they are moving towards increasing confrontation and it seems to me that where they are heading is not a good place. It’s a place that we’ve been before in Dominica in the short history of our independence and it does not look good,” he said.Dr. Aaron is of the view that based on past experience which “Mary Eugenia Charles experienced in the first couple of years her government and other challenges in Dominica; we know enough of how democracy is supposed to be managed to actually be quite concerned about what the Opposition is doing.”Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

James Edward Burns, 58

first_imgJames Edward Burns, 58, of Greensburg, passed away on Monday, December 11, 2017 at Eskenazi Hospital in Indianapolis with his family by his side. Jim, also known as Uncle Bo, was born on July 1st, 1959 in Greensburg, IN., the son of Edward Donald and Lou Ann Burns.  Jim graduated from Greensburg High School in 1978.  Soon after graduation, he joined the Navy, serving his country for 12 years.  He lived in California for many years before returning to Greensburg in 1995.  Jim worked at R.J. Knoepfler Company in Cincinnati before retiring in 2012.   Jim was a member of the United Zion Methodist Church. His hobbies included golfing, playing cards, and beating everyone at corn hole tournaments.  Survivors include his mother, Lou Ann Burns; son, Brandon (Emily) Burns, Morgan Hill, CA; daughters, Jamie Burns and Emily Keady of San Jose, CA.; brother, Jeff (Diane) Burns, sisters, Charlotte (Larry) Bailey, Patty (Jim) Luken, Margie (Phil) Poling, Kim Burns, Donna Burns, Dottie (Stephen) Gommel, all of Greensburg; and 5 grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his father and niece, Rebecca Lee.  Visitation will be from 9-11 am on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at Porter Oliger Pearson Funeral Home with Funeral Services following at 11 AM at the funeral home with Joyce Barker officiating. Burial to follow at Rossburg Cemetery in New Point.  Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to the National Kidney Foundation or to the James E Burns Memorial Fund.Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.comlast_img read more

Wednesday morning snow showers could bring slick conditions

first_imgVersailles, In. — Meteorologists say a weak disturbance will bring snow showers throughout southeastern Indiana this morning. Sgt. Stephen Wheeles from the Indiana State Police wants you to use extra care on rural routes, interstate exit ramps, elevated roadways, bridges and overpasses.Forecasters from the National Weather Service in Wilmington, Ohio say the high-temperature today is 31, the low tonight is 25.last_img

CAS to hear Teixeira appeal against FIFA life ban

first_img The 73-year-old became CBF President in 1989, maintaining his place at the helm of the organisation until 2012. read also:FIFA extends Jean-Bart suspension as Haiti sexual abuse investigation grows He has long been suspected of corruption in his various roles within the sport. In 2013, FIFA’s Ethics Committee said in a statement on International Sport and Leisure that it was “certain”, “not inconsiderable amounts were channelled” to the 72-year-old and ex-FIFA President João Havelange. These payments were to be “qualified as ‘commissions’, known today as ‘bribes”, the statement added. The acceptance of bribe money was “not punishable under Swiss criminal law at that time”, however. Teixeira, who served on the CONMEBOL Executive Committee, was among the 16 defendants indicted by US judicial authorities for racketeering, wire fraud and money laundering conspiracies. The Brazilian official, a former son-in-law of Havelange who held his position on the FIFA Executive Committee for nearly two decades, has evaded extradition to the US to face the charges. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content8 Addictive And Fun Coffee Facts18 Cities With Neverending Tourist-Flow8 Most Beautiful Chinese Women9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo10 Amazing Characters We Wish Were Official Disney PrincessesThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our Planet5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Actors Who Quit Movies For Shocking ReasonsWho Earns More Than Ronaldo? Loading… center_img Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) is set to hear Ricardo Terra Teixeira’s appeal against his life ban from FIFA tomorrow. Teixeira, a former FIFA Executive Committee member, was handed a life ban for bribery in November. FIFA said the Adjudicatory Chamber of its Ethics Committee had found the former Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) President guilty of ethics breaches. Teixeira was sanctioned for his involvement in bribery schemes relating to awarding contracts to companies for the media and marketing rights to CBF, CONMEBOL, and the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) competitions. FIFA, which had also fined the controversial Brazilian CHF1 million (£840,000/$1 million/€930,000), said the schemes were carried out between 2006 and 2012. Teixeira is also alleged to have “been offered and received bribe payments” in exchange for voting for Qatar to host the FIFA World Cup in 2022. He appealed FIFA’s decision at CAS and will find out if his ban is maintained tomorrow. The hearing may be held by video conference due to travel restrictions in place due to the coronavirus pandemic.Advertisementlast_img read more

Eckrich becomes third Drive For 5 feature winner

first_imgBy Brian Neal Drive For 5 is presented by Ideal Ready Mix, Floyd’s Waste Systems, J.J. Nichting Company Case IH, Woodworth Attorney at Law, Triple Seven Trucking, Triple R Performance Engines, KQ92 and Big Country 103.1.  Andy Eckrich picked up the July 17 Shottenkirk Parts Express Drive For 5 IMCA Sunoco Late Model feature win at Pepsi Lee County Speedway. The victory paid $1,000. (Photo by MF Photog­raphy) Second night Drive For 5 winner Nick Marolf was fourth while Mark Burgtorf, winner of the first Drive For 5 feature, came from 13th to finish fifth.  DONNELLSON, Iowa (July 17) – The third installment of the Shottenkirk Parts Express Drive For 5 resulted in a third different $1,000 IMCA Sunoco Late Model feature winner Friday at Pepsi Lee County Speedway. Andy Eckrich saw his drive to the checkers slowed by just a single caution, topping the 25-lapper ahead of Denny Woodworth and Dustin Griffin.center_img Eckrich and Woodworth drew front row starts, with Eckrich taking the early lead over Woodworth and Griffin.  Eckrich jumped back out front following the restart, with Woodworth and Griffin glued to his back bumper. He went on to lead the final 10 laps to score his first win of the season at Donnellson.  The team cars of Woodworth and Griffin tried to keep pace with Eckrich over the first half of the race but the leader steadily began to pull away from both. The only thing to slow Eckrich down was the only caution of the race, on lap 15. Feature results – 1.  Andy Eckrich; 2.  Denny Woodworth; 3.  Dustin Griffin; 4.  Nick Marolf; 5.  Mark Burgtorf; Tommy Elston; 7.  Jay Johnson; 8.  Matt Strassheim; 9.  Darin Weisinger Jr.; 10. Ray Raker; 11. Darin Duffy; 12. Sam Halstead; 13. Andy Nezworski; 14. Ron Boyse.last_img read more

Indian Premier League Preity Zinta has special message for Punjab fans after poor end to IPL season

first_img New Delhi: The Kings XI Punjab have almost always been the dark horses of the Indian Premier League and quite often have had the weakest run in the Indian Premier League. Only once have they reached the final of an IPL edition and even then, they ended up being on the losing side as Kolkata Knight Riders upstaged them comprehensively.Even after showing signs of a great run, the Kings XI Punjab have failed many times. Especially this season, where there were off to a good start due to the fierce captaincy of Ravichandran Ashwin. They were able to secure four wins in their first six matches, however, they managed to end at the 6th position in the IPL points table, winning only six games in total. After a solid start, Ashwin and co. had a downfall wherein they lost 6 games out of their last 8 fixtures. Kings XI Punjab upstaged Chennai Super Kings in last home game. Kings XI Punjab won six games this season. KL Rahul and Chris Gayle had a brilliant season.  For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. While the RCB finished last in the table with 11 points, the KXIP could only manage 12 points. It is clear that RCB, RR, KXIP, and KKR are out of the competition. Meanwhile, for Punjab, this season has been all about the controversies. Before the start of the season, they were short of sponsors. As the season started, Ashwin Mankading incident raised a lot of eyebrows. And now that the season has ended for KXIP, one of their co-owners, Ness Wadia has been arrested in Japan for possession of drugs.Amidst all of this, Punjab has won their final fixture of IPL 2019 to the Chennai Super Kings. Preity Zinta then took to Twitter, expressing disappointment about the exit and she also thanked the fans for their undying support. She said, “Not the end to the tournament we expected but happy to end with a win. I want to thank all the @lionsdenkxip fans for their constant support through all the season.Next year we will be back better stronger. #saddasquad”Here’s the tweet: highlightslast_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgDuke takes ACC leadUNDATED (AP) — There’s a new leader in the ACC men’s basketball standings.Seventh-ranked Duke vaulted to the top of the list with a 94-60 rout of Notre Dame and fifth-ranked Louisville’s 77-62 loss to Clemson. Vernon Carey Jr. scored 21 points and Tre Jones added 19 as the Blue Devils claimed their seventh straight win. Carey shot 8 of 10 from the field and took control of the game after the Blue Devils led just 20-19 with eight minutes to play in the first half.Duke improved to 22-3 overall and 12-2 in the conference a half-game better than the Cardinals.John Newman III had a career-high 23 points as the Tigers downed the Cardinals. Tevin Mack scored 14 for Clemson, which held the Cards to a season-low 14 points in the opening half. Bruins top Wings, Bolts extend win streakUNDATED (AP) — The Boston Bruins are spending another day atop the Atlantic Division standings following their eighth win in nine games.David Pastrnak (PAHS’-tur-nahk) notched his 42nd goal and Tuukka (TOO’-lah) Rask handled 25 shots as the Bruins dumped the Red Wings, 4-1. Brad Marchand scored his 25th goal of the season and assisted on Pastrnak’s goal to help Bruce Cassidy pick up his 200th victory as an NHL coach.Charlie McAvoy added a goal and an assist for the Bruins, who continue to lead the Atlantic by one point over Tampa Bay.The Lightning set a team record with their 11th consecutive home win, 5-3 over the Flyers. Andrei Vasilevskiy (va-sih-LEHV’-skee) stopped 30 shots and Nikita Kucherov (KOO’-cheh-rahv) had a goal and an assist as Tampa Bay won its 10th in a row overall. Country House finished second in the 2019 Derby as a 65-1 shot and was placed first after Maximum Security was disqualifiedRUSSIAN DOPINGRussia to lose Sochi Olympic gold medalSALZBURG, Austria (AP) — Russia is set to lose a biathlon gold medal from the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics in a new doping case.The International Biathlon Union has announced a two-year ban for Evgeny Ustyugov, who was part of the gold medal-winning men’s relay team six years ago. The IBU cites evidence he used the banned steroid oxandrolone around the time of the Olympics. Associated Press February 16, 2020 His results from the 2013-14 season have been disqualified, including the Olympic victory. Update on the latest sports — Nick Richards had 16 points, including two go-ahead free throws 1:11 remaining as 12th-ranked Kentucky held off Mississippi, 67-62. Tyrese Maxey had 14 points and the Wildcats shot 48% in the second half to erase a seven-point deficit.— Lamar Stevens dropped in 23 points and No. 13 Penn State picked up its eighth straight win by trouncing Northwestern, 77-61. Myles Dread scored 16 for the Nittany Lions, who led 42-28 at halftime and by as many as 18 in the second half before improving to 20-5.— Tyler Bey scored 21 points and McKinley Wright chipped in 13 to lead No. 16 Colorado to a 69-47 victory at Oregon State. The Buffaloes moved into sole possession of the first place in the Pac-12 Conference at 9-4.— Terrell Allen tied a career high with 22 points, including key baskets on back-to-back possessions late in Georgetown’s 73-66 upset over No. 19 Butler. Allen hit 9 of 14 field goal attempts, including all four 3-point attempts to help the Hoyas win without injured starters Mac McClung and Omer Yurtseven.— Emmanuel Bandoumel hit an off-balance 3-point shot with 30 seconds remaining in overtime to push SMU past No. 20 Houston, 73-72. Tyson Jolly led the 18-6 Mustangs with 20 points. The Sharks also lost forward Evander Kane to a three-game suspension for elbowing Jets defenseman Neal Pionk in Friday’s game.In other NHL news:— The Sabres have assigned Zach Bogosian to the minors after he cleared waivers on Saturday, though it’s uncertain when or whether the veteran defenseman will report. Bogosian must report to Rochester of the AHL, accept re-assignment elsewhere or risk losing out on what’s left of the $6 million he is owed on the final year of his contract.— The coronavirus outbreak in China is raising concerns about a potential shortage of the hockey sticks used by the world’s top players. Stick manufacturers Bauer and CCM have factories in China that have closed. Officials with both companies say they are monitoring the situation. Another major stick supplier is Warrior which has not been affected because its production is based in Tijuana, Mexico.MLB-ASTROS-BAKER — Martin Jones stopped 39 shots and Dylan Gambrell broke a scoreless tie just over three minutes into the third period of the Sharks’ 2-0 win against the Wild. San Jose won for the fourth time in five games behind Jones’ first shutout of the season and 23rd of his career.NHL-NEWSKarlsson out for season; Kane suspendedUNDATED (AP) — San Jose Sharks defenseman Erik Karlsson will miss the rest of the season after sustaining a broken thumb on his left hand in Friday’s 3-2 win against Winnipeg.The 29-year-old Karlsson had six goals and a team-high 34 assists after signing an eight-year, $92 million extension last June. — Ron Harper Jr. hit all five of his 3-pointers and scored 27 points to send Rutgers past 22nd-ranked Illinois, 72-57.— Ty-Shon Alexander matched his season high with 24 points as No. 23 Creighton blew out DePaul, 93-64.— Kira Lewis Jr. contributed 27 points and Jaden Shackleford had 26 as Alabama picked up an 88-82 victory against 25th-rated LSU.— Jonathan Laurent and Kalib Boone each scored 16 points to help Oklahoma State beat No. 24 Texas Tech, 73-70.NHL-SCHEDULE — Marc-Andre Fleury recorded his fourth shutout of the season and 60th of his career by stopping 19 shots in the Golden Knights’ 1-0 win over the Islanders. Reilly Smith scored late in the second period before Fleury handed New York its second straight shutout loss.— Adam Larsson produced his first goal since last February and Leon Draisaitl (DRY’-sy-tul) added the eventual game-winner seconds into the third period of the Oilers’ 4-1 verdict over the Panthers. Mikko Koskinen (MEE’-koh KAHS’-kih-nehn) made 33 saves in Edmonton’s third win in four games.— Jack Campbell is 3-0-1 since joining the Maple Leafs after stopping 24 shots in a 4-2 win over the Senators. Auston Matthews, Jake Muzzin (MUH’-zihn), William Nylander (NEE’-lan-dur) and Mitch Marner scored for Toronto.— Tyler Seguin’s (SAY’-gihnz) goal at 2:52 of overtime capped the Stars’ comeback from a three-goal deficit in a 4-3 victory at Montreal. Seguin finished with two goals and Blake Comeau (KOH’-moh) provided the tying goal midway through the third period.— The Blackhawks blasted the Flames, 8-4 as Alex Nylander (NEE’-lan-dur) scored twice in Chicago’s four-goal second period. Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews (tayvz) each had a goal and two assists in helping the Hawks halt a five-game losing streak. Jones and Orlando forward Aaron Gordon needed two extra dunks apiece in the final round before deciding a winner. Jones Jr. prevailed, 48-47 in the one that determined who left with the trophy.Former Heat guard Dwyane (dwayn) Wade was one of the judges. He said he wanted to have co-dunk contest winners but that the judges were told they had to pick a winner.When Gordon picked the 7-foot-5 Tacko Fall to come out for his last dunk, it was the ultimate risk-reward moment as he needed 49 points to win. He didn’t totally clear Fall, and the judges gave him a 47 to finish one point behind Jones.Buddy Hield (heeld) is the NBA’s reigning king of the long-range shooters.The Sacramento Kings guard made a late surge to win the NBA 3-Point Contest. Hield nailed a two-point money ball from the corner to finish with 27 points, edging Phoenix Suns All-Star Devin Booker by one in the final round. The Lightning are the third team in NHL history to reel off two separate winning streaks of at least 10 games in the same season.Elsewhere on NHL ice:— Tyler Toffoli scored twice in the final minute to complete the NHL’s first outdoor hat trick and give the Kings a 3-1 win over the Avalanche at the Air Force Academy. The Stadium Series game was a sellout as 43,574 fans braved temperatures that dropped into the 20s.— Phil Kessel’s power-play goal broke a 1-1 tie 5:25 into the third period of the Coyotes’ 3-1 victory over the Capitals. Antti Raanta (AN’-tee RAHN’-tah) handled 35 shots as Arizona won for just the fourth time in its last 16 games.— Nashville coughed up a two-goal lead before Mikael Granlund scored a power-play goal early in the third period to lift the Predators past the Blues, 3-0. Viktor Arvidsson, Matt Duchene (doo-SHAYN’) and Kyle Turris (TOOR’-his) also scored as the Predators improved to 3-0 this season against the defending Stanley Cup champions. — Sixth-ranked Dayton earned its 14th straight win as Obi Toppin (OH’-bee TAH’-pihn) furnished 19 points and Jalen Crutcher added 17 in a 71-63 victory at Massachusetts. Dayton shot 53 percent from the field and hasn’t lost since a 78-76 overtime game against Colorado on Dec. 21.— No. 8 Florida State eked past Syracuse, 80-77 behind Patrick Williams’ 17 points and seven boards. M.J. Walker scored 16 points, including five 3-pointers to make up for the absence of star guard Devin Vassell (vah-SEHL’). Coach Leonard Hamilton declined to discuss the reason why Vassell did not play.— Anthony Cowan Jr. poured in 24 points and No. 9 Maryland won its eighth straight game by topping Michigan State, 67-60. Jalen Smith had 17 points and 11 rebounds as the Big Ten Conference leaders improved to 11-3.— Alpha Diallo torched Seton Hall for a career-high 35 points while grabbing 10 rebounds to lead Providence to a 74-68 victory over the 10th-ranked Pirates. Luwane Pipkins had 13 points for the Friars, who led by 14 heading into the second half.— Missouri stunned 11th-ranked Auburn, 85-73 as guards Dru Smith and Xavier Pinson delivered 28 points apiece. Austin Wiley had 22 points and 10 rebounds for the Tigers, who were 1-for-17 from 3-point range. 3-way tie through 54 at RivieraLOS ANGELES (AP) — Top-ranked Rory McIlroy fired a 3-under 68 to pull into a first-place tie with second-round leader Matt Kuchar (KOO’-chur) and Adam Scott at 10 under through three rounds of the PGA’s Genesis Invitational at Riviera.Kuchar had a two-shot lead at the start of the gorgeous day and stayed there with three birdies and no bogeys through 12 holes. But he started to miss short putts, made three bogeys in a four-hole stretch and had to rally with a birdie on the 17th to regain a share of the lead with a 70.Scott holed a 10-foot birdie putt on the 18th for a 67 and a share of the lead.Russell Henley and Harold Varner III are one stroke back and one ahead of Joel Dahmen and Dustin Johnson. Baker to MLB: Tell teams to ‘stop the comments’ on AstrosWEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Dusty Baker wants Major League Baseball to end the criticism of the Astros over sign stealing and take steps to ensure pitchers don’t throw at his players.The new Houston manager spoke out Saturday in response to a wave of harsh comments during spring training about the Astros’ use of video to steal signs in 2017 and 2018. Baker called on the league to “Stop the comments and also stop something before it happens.” He said he has been hearing talk of “seemingly premeditated retaliation.”Dodgers first baseman Cody Bellinger said Friday the Astros “stole” the 2017 World Series title from them, and that Jose Altuve (al-TOO’-vay) stole the MVP from the Yankees’ Aaron Judge. Los Angeles pitcher Ross Stripling indicated he might intentionally throw at Houston batters.PGA-GENESIS INVITATIONAL Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNBA-ALL-STAR SATURDAYHield, Adebayo get All-Star wins…ASG MVP trophy named for Kobe BryantCHICAGO (AP) — Miami Heat forward Derrick Jones Jr. finally got his long-awaited dunk contest title as an exclamation point to an epic NBA All-Star Saturday Night. Louisville fell to 21-5 overall and 12-3 in the ACC despite Dwayne Sutton’s 18 points and seven boards.In other top-25 games Saturday:— Top-ranked Baylor stretched its winning streak to 22 games as Jared Butler had 21 points in the Bears’ 70-60 downing of West Virginia. Butler hit 5 of 7 3-pointers and had six rebounds, while Matthew Mayer chipped in 13 points and eight boards to help Baylor stay unbeaten in the Big 12 at 12-0.— Filip Petrusev scored 20 of his 27 points by halftime and had 12 rebounds as No. 2 Gonzaga picked up its 18th straight win, 89-77 against Pepperdine. Corey Kispert provided 19 points, including a 3-pointer during a 13-2 run in the second half that put the Bulldogs ahead to stay.— Marcus Garrett scored a career-high 24 points and Devon Dotson added 19 to carry third-ranked Kansas to an 87-70 romp over Oklahoma. Garrett hit a career-best six 3-pointers while added seven assists, five rebounds and four steals in the Jayhawks’ 10th straight win. Sixteen players were separated by four shots. None of the 16 is Tiger Woods, who is completely out of contention following a 5-over 76.HORSE RACING-COUNTRY HOUSE RETIREDDerby winner Country House retiresUNDATED (AP) — Kentucky Derby winner Country House has been retired because of a foot ailment.Blackwood Stables says the 4-year-old won’t race again after being treated for laminitis in his right front foot. Miami’s Bam Adebayo (ad-ah-BAY’-oh) captured the All-Star skills challenge, narrowly defeating Indiana’s Domantas Sabonis (doh-MAHN’-tahs sah-BOH’-nihs) in the final in a matchup of All-Star big men. Adebayo eliminated 2018 champion Spencer Dinwiddie and Raptors star Pascal Siakam (see-A’-kam) in the first two rounds on the obstacle course.Before the skills competitions, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has announced that the Kia NBA All-Star Game MVP Award has been permanently named for the late Kobe Bryant.Silver said in a press release that Bryant “is synonymous with NBA All-Star and embodies the spirit of this global celebration of our game.”Bryant made his NBA All-Star Game debut in 1998 at age 19 and appeared in 17 other All-Star games, earning four MVP awards. Bryant, his daughter Gianna and seven other people died in a helicopter crash on Jan. 26.T25 MEN’S BASKETBALL-SCHEDULElast_img read more

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first_imgTokyo organizers say the opening ceremony will take place on July 23, 2021 — almost exactly one year after the games were due to start this year. Last week, the IOC and Japanese organizers postponed the Olympics until 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic.There had been talk of switching the Olympics to spring, a move that would coincide with the blooming of Japan’s famous cherry blossoms. But it would also have clashed with European soccer and North American sports leagues.The new Olympic dates conflict with the scheduled world championships in track and swimming, but those events are now expected to also be pushed back.In other Olympic news:— Tokyo Olympic Committee CEO Toshiro Muto is promising transparency in calculating the costs of reschedule the Olympic Games. Katsuhiro Miyamoto, an emeritus professor of sports economics at Kansai University, puts the costs as high as $4 billion. That would cover the price of maintaining stadiums, refitting them, paying rentals, penalties and other expenses. Japan is officially spending $12.6 billion to organize the Olympics. However, an audit bureau of the Japanese government says the costs are twice that much. All of the spending is public money except $5.6 billion from a privately funded operating budget. Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Formula One team Mercedes has helped to develop a breathing aid that could keep coronavirus patients out of intensive care and ease some pressure on Britain’s strained health service.As part of a combined effort involving seven Britain-based teams, Mercedes worked with engineers at the University College London and clinicians at University College London Hospital to adapt and improve a device that bridges the gap between an oxygen mask and the need for full ventilation.The device has been used extensively in hospitals in Italy and China.SAUNDERS-LICENSE SUSPENDEDBritish boxer has license suspended over video comments Update on the latest in sports: — The governing body of triathlon says it wanted the rescheduled Olympics to be held earlier in the year to avoid the summer heat but has accepted the new date of July 23, 2021 for the opening ceremony. All sports federations involved in the Olympics signed off on the new dates. The International Olympic Committee previously moved the marathons and race-walking events to Japan’s northern city of Sapporo and scheduled most of them to start early in the morning to avoid the heat in Tokyo.— The governing body of track and field says it supports the new dates for the Tokyo Olympics and is working with organizers in Eugene, Oregon, to move its world championships to 2022. The 2021 track worlds were scheduled to be next year from Aug. 6-15. World Athletics says it will consult with the organizers of the Commonwealth Games and the European Athletics Championships, which are scheduled to take place in 2022.F1-RED BULLRed Bull’s Marko says he proposed F1 coronavirus campVIENNA (AP) — Red Bull motorsport adviser Helmut Marko has proposed holding a training camp where Formula One drivers could get infected by the new coronavirus. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditTOKYO DATESTokyo Olympics rescheduled for July 23-Aug. 8 in 2021TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Olympics will open next year in the same time slot scheduled for this year’s games. CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — British boxer Billy Joe Saunders had his boxing license suspended today after publishing a social media video in which he appeared to condone domestic violence amid the coronavirus outbreak.The WBO super-middleweight champion filmed himself working out and offered men advice on how to hit their female partners during the lockdown.The British Boxing Board of Control says it investigated Saunders’ comments and decided to suspend his license under the regulations for misconduct. The body says a hearing will take place “at a time and venue to be confirmed as soon as possible.”Saunders, who is unbeaten in 29 fights, was close to agreeing to fight Saul “Canelo” Alvarez in Las Vegas before the outbreak of the pandemic.He has apologized for his remarks and says he’ll be making a donation of 25,000 pounds ($30,750) to a domestic abuse charity.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 That idea was rejected by the team. Marko has told Austrian public broadcaster ORF he wanted to gather drivers while the F1 season is suspended.Marko suggested it would be good for Red Bull’s drivers to be infected now so they could recover in time for scheduled races later in the year.Marko said the idea “was not accepted positively” within Red Bull and was abandoned.VIRUS OUTBREAK-F1-MERCEDESMercedes F1 team helps to develop breathing aid in pandemic March 30, 2020last_img read more