Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from yesterday’s sports events:INTERLEAGUEChi White Sox 6 Milwaukee 1AMERICAN LEAGUEToronto 8 Detroit 4Minnesota 7 Cleveland 5Oakland 5 Kansas City 1L-A Angels 3 Texas 1Seattle 2 Tampa Bay 1Boston 9 Houston 3N-Y Yankees at Baltimore 1:05 p.m., postponedNATIONAL LEAGUEChi Cubs 2 N-Y Mets 0Atlanta 4 Washington 2St. Louis 5 Pittsburgh 0L-A Dodgers 10 Colorado 7San Francisco 6 Philadelphia 1Arizona 6 Miami 1San Diego 6 Cincinnati 3NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFSGolden State 122 Cleveland 103WOMEN’S NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONConnecticut 88 Washington 64Phoenix 78 Atlanta 71L.A. Sparks 77 Minnesota 69Chicago 95 Las Vegas 90Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. June 4, 2018 /Sports News – National Scoreboard Roundup — 6/3/18 Written by
Diva Yohana, IKEA Bandung store manager, said the store was eyeing 300 workers from three villages in West Bandung. “We will recruit around 300 employees at IKEA Kota Baru Parahyangan. Basically, [candidates] should have experience in retail and at warehouses,” she said.Read also: Govt. channels Rp 11.84t to MSMEs and cooperatives, admits slow disbursementAa Umbara said he would prioritize residents from three villages in the regency to work at the IKEA store, which will start operating in mid-2021, namely Kertajaya, Cipendeuy and Cimerang villages.In addition to opening the store, the company also donated 500 staple food packages for people in Bandung whose livelihoods had been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.”The social assistance will be distributed to those who need it in West Bandung,” the regent said, noting that there had been no social aid distribution in the regency for almost a month.IKEA Indonesia, which is a subsidiary of publicly-listed retail company Hero Supermarket, currently operates stores in Alam Sutera, Tangerang, Banten and Sentul City, Bogor, West Java. (ggq)Topics : Sweden-based furniture store IKEA is set to operate a new store in West Bandung, West Java, opening more opportunities to support micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), as well as employment in the regency, an official has said.“IKEA will market our MSMEs in the store. They have prepared the space,” West Bandung Regent AA Umbara Sutisna said on Wednesday.”We will follow IKEA’s method [in selling MSME products]; we are gathering MSMEs owners, especially those whose [products] don’t sell so well. They can sell their products there [in IKEA],” he added as quoted by kompas.com.
Though COVID-19 is a respiratory disease and not transmitted by blood, USC Athletics and the Red Cross still had to take extra precautions to ensure that donors and health care workers alike were following public health protocol — whenever possible. Amid the pandemic, Welch said those procedures have been taken to another level. “There’s a number of new safety protocols that have been put into place for a few weeks now,” Welch said. “And that includes taking your temperature before entering the drive, screening for health symptoms — again, and that includes travel to coronavirus-risk countries … So there’s a number of safety protocols that are put into place to keep it a healthy and safe environment.” “Everyone in the building is wearing masks,” USC associate athletic director Hatcher Parnell said. “We have our six-foot social distancing at check in, everything [is] spread out pretty well. There’s still the close touch when [donors] get their screenings but other than that, everybody’s abiding by the social distancing and [wearing] masks and gloves and [doing] everything that we’re supposed to be doing.” “We heard USC had a great space to hold a blood drive that would support social distancing, allow us to put the donor beds appropriately spaced apart, waiting areas, etc.,” Welch said. “So we appreciate the support of USC in opening their doors to provide the space and support a type of a blood drive where we can still put into place those safety protocols while still collecting blood in a great environment.” Galen Center’s court was packed for the first time in nearly a month Tuesday, but not for the usual reasons. Donors showed up in droves for a blood drive that ran from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., hosted by USC Athletics and the American Red Cross. Welch said that in a usual blood drive, the Red Cross takes several measures to ensure proper sanitation and safety such as disinfecting equipment, using facemasks, wiping down surfaces that have been touched by donors and changing out gloves frequently. Social distancing measures were implemented to keep staff and donors safe at USC Galen Center. (Photo courtesy of Christine Welch / American Red Cross) Welch said that the partnership between the Red Cross and USC Athletics had been facilitated through the Red Cross L.A. humanitarian services branch of the organization. “We had a great turnout,” Welch said. “Thank you to the Trojan community and the Southern California community for coming out and rolling up a sleeve to donate and help save lives.” “It’s something near and dear to our president [Carol Folt] and to my senior staff here in athletics,” Parnell said of assisting the surrounding community. “It’s one of those things that we’re really passionate about — helping the community — and in this time of need and the Red Cross needs blood, it’s the right thing to do and we’re here to assist whenever we can help save lives.” Hatcher said the athletic department values helping the local community and that partnering with the Red Cross for the blood drive was a great way to do so. Athletic director Mike Bohn called it “the most important game of the year” in a statement announcing the drive on April 3, and the big screen at Galen Center during the drive portrayed that message as well. Parnell said he hopes the event will spur businesses and other universities to follow USC’s footsteps amid the pandemic. American Red Cross external communications manager Christine Welch said that the blood could be donated to sickle cell patients, patients with bloodborne cancers, accident victims and patients undergoing organ transplants. The drive came less than a month after the Red Cross declared severe blood shortages in the Los Angeles area due to blood drive cancellations caused by the coronavirus pandemic. “USC likes to be a leader in the community,” Parnell said. “And this blood drive kind of helps us do that. So, hopefully, other institutions, other companies, etc. see this and if the Red Cross comes a-knocking, hopefully they can step up as well.”
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisAlpena- 62 of 80 private wells have been tested and analyzed around the CRTC Base. You can check out the current results of testing and more information of the results right here.The highest PFA’s topped off at 29.7 PPT (parts per trillion), well under the EPA Health Advisory of 70 PPT.The highest PFOA’s + PFOS came out to 5.71 PPT.75 of 80 wells have been test.Other helpful links to understanding PFA’s and PFOA’s can be found below…https://www.epa.gov/ground-water-and-drinking-water/drinking-water-health-advisories-pfoa-and-pfoshttp://www.michigan.gov/som/0,4669,7-192-45414_45929_45942-449778–,00.html AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Local man gets grant to start free youth ski groupNext Polar Plunge Registration Open for Alpena
MASON CITY — The Mason City Police Department has been awarded a three-year, $480,000 grant to help better serve those who are mentally ill. The grant is from the Bureau of Justice Assistance through the Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program.Chief Jeff Brinkley says the grant will help better train officers who have frequent contact with those who are mentally ill. “A bulk of what we’re looking at here is some training in terms of critical incident response, some de-escalation training, some updated new training that’s out there for the police department. There is some funding for mobile injection therapy in that we would support some of our local medical organizations who administer medication to patients, sometimes in the field, because that’s where we have to meet them, so that we’re trying to improve the outcome there in terms of medication delivery for consistent mental health treatment. On the backside of that then is building some capacity for us locally as a community to be able to train up our own people to then further support the need for mental health resources in Mason City.”Since 2018, County Social Services and the Police Department have partnered to fund and house the Justice Coordinator position, who is a social worker that helps to provide support to mental health consumers who have frequent contact with law enforcement. Brinkley says that position has helped with the ever-growing impact mental health is having on law enforcement. “We’re building on what we’re already doing with the Justice Coordinator, it’s a social worker that sits inside the police department and is funded by County Social Services. It’s also to build the capacity community-wide to continue to make those referrals out into other organizations in the community, and then try to meet clients where they are in terms of before crisis. That’s making a referral back in for a medication check or a doctor’s appointment, or getting back in touch with the resource provider or family member, so that were improving their quality of life as well, while also keeping them from being a crisis patient when they encounter the police the next time.” Brinkley says he’s seen some positive results in the community effort in addressing this issue. “Some of the solutions to some of these challenges for us are local, and I’m really excited about what we’re doing locally in terms of impact. Some of the early anecdotal data that we’ve seen, it’s helped to drive down usage of what are often are tax-funded services, and so we’re starting to see a little bit of a return there in terms of reduced usage, because we want to be able to get people plugged in the right resources. So we’re hoping to continue to do that while also hoping to limit the increase that we’re seeing annually in calls for services as well as for welfare checks.”The Police Department in 2017 received a JMHCP grant of $75,000 that funded the process to write a mental health planning guide for Mason City, which was completed with the help of community mental health stakeholders in September of last year.
25 Jun 2015 Sammie Giles in title defence Cornwall’s Sammie Giles will defend her title when the English women’s open matchplay championship is played next week at Trentham Golf Club, Staffordshire, from 2-4 July.There have been some changes to the championship since the St Mellion player won last year at Bath. It’s no longer a mid-amateur event, but is open to all age groups – and the move has attracted an entry of 19 players aged under 18.Among them is Giles’s younger sister, Megan, who will celebrate her 16th birthday later in July. The youngest competitor is Morgan Thomas from Beau Desert who is 14 and a member of the England Golf U16 West Midlands squad.The teenager is also one of six Staffordshire players in the field. There are three representatives of Trentham: senior international Julie Brown, her daughter Emily Coleman and Emily Brennan. They are joined by Bronwyn Davies of Wolstanton and Samantha Meese from Enville.The championship has attracted a full field of 64 players, including England internationals Gemma Clews (Delamere Forest) and Bethan Popel (Long Ashton), together with a fellow member of the England Golf women’s squad, Lianna Bailey (Kirby Muxloe).There are a number of past champions in the field. Elizabeth Mallett (Wishaw) and Sophie Keech (Parkstone) have both won the English girls’ title, while Olivia Wining (Rotherham) has won the Helen Holm Scottish open stroke play and Harriet Allsebrook (Shifnal) has been English U15 champion.All competitors will play 36 holes stroke play on Thursday, July 2. The leading 16 players will qualify for the matchplay which will be played on Friday and Saturday July 3 and 4. Spectators are welcome.Caption: Sammie Giles (Image © Leaderboard Photography).
Fernando Torres’ 40th-minute goal gave Chelsea the lead in the Community Shield encounter at Villa Park – but they were then reduced to 10 men when Branislav Ivanovic was sent off.Torres got his season off to an encouraging start by coolly firing home after collecting Ramires’ pass.Two minutes later, defender Ivanovic was red-carded by referee Kevin Friend for a reckless challenge on Aleksandar Kolarov.Manchester City looked the more dangerous side before Torres’ opener, with Chelsea keeper Petr Cech saving Carlos Tevez’s early free-kick and denying Samir Nasri at close range.Cech was also able to gather Vincent Kompany’s header from James Milner’s right-wing corner before City striker Sergio Aguero sent an effort wide of the target.The Blues did then start to threaten, with Frank Lampard shooting straight at keeper Costel Pantilimon, who also kept out Eden Hazard’s 25-yarder but was unable to prevent Torres putting the European champions ahead.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
A much-changed Manchester City side equalised at Stamford Bridge two minutes after Diego Costa had put Chelsea ahead in the FA Cup fifth round clash.Costa scored with a diving header 10 minutes before half-time but teenager David Faupala – one of five City players making their full debut – hauled the visitors level.Pedro had almost given Chelsea an early lead when he exchanged passes with fellow Spaniard Cesc Fabregas before nudging the ball beyond keeper Willy Caballero and against the far post.Fabregas then set up Costa, who was crowded out by the City defence, and the midfielder also had a left-footed shot from near the edge of the penalty area saved by Caballero.Fabregas was involved in the opening goal too, lifting the ball towards Eden Hazard, whose left-wing cross enabled Costa to score from five yards out – the striker’s 13th goal of the season.However, although Chelsea were well on top, forwards Faupala and Kelechi Iheanacho, both 19, have looked a threat on the counter-attack.Faupala had an effort saved by Thibaut Courtois and Iheanacho fired over before a slick City move culminated in Iheanacho teeing his strike partner up to score from close range.Chelsea were somewhat unlucky as Cesar Azpilcueta’s attempted clearance struck Faupala and rebounded into the net.And they would have quickly regained the lead had Caballero not made a stunning save to deny Pedro at point-blank range following Fabregas’ cross.Chelsea (4-2-3-1): Courtois; Azpilicueta, Cahill, Ivanovic, Baba; Mikel, Fabregas; Pedro, Willian, Hazard; Costa.Subs: Begovic, Miazga, Matic, Loftus-Cheek, Oscar, Traore, Remy.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
SharePrint RelatedGeocaching.com Caption Contest 34 – Win a Barely Coveted PrizeJune 10, 2012In “Lackeys”Geocaching Caption Contest 37 – Win a Barely Coveted PrizeJanuary 6, 2013In “Community”Geocaching.com Caption Contest 35 – Win a Barely Coveted PrizeAugust 9, 2012In “Community” The winner receives this month’s ‘barely coveted prize.’ The prize is a selection of Trackables from the desk of the author of this blog.Click on the image to discover the winner of this Geocaching.com Caption ContestLackeys voted to award the winner of the 35th Geocaching.com Caption Contest a barely coveted prize. Click on the image to your right to read the winning caption of that contest.Explore all the winning captions by checking out all the Geocaching.com Caption Contests. If you have suggestions for Geocaching.com Caption Contest photos, send a message and the image to [email protected] with your Friends:More WINNING CAPTION: “Micro cachers” by Sandlapper120“I think the geocache ‘Fountain of Youth’ is this way? — Wait, the coords say we already found it.” Devise your most creative caption for this picture of two cute geocachers out on the hunt. You could even win a ‘barely coveted prize’ in the 36th Geocaching.com Caption Contest. This picture was originally posted on the official Geocaching.com Facebook page. Special thanks to geocacher Rainbow Brubaker-Gass for use of the picture.Submit your caption by clicking on “Comments” below. Please include your Geocaching.com username in all entries. Then, explore the captions other geocachers have posted.Barely coveted prize Try to ‘influence’ the voting process (*nudge*nudge*). “Like” the caption that you think should win. If you think your caption should win, convince your fellow geocachers, your friends, and family to “like” your caption. Lackeys vote from the top finalists to decide the winner of the contest.
Where will the players drafted by the NFL over the past few days do the bulk of their professional work? If trends in the past two decades continue, the answer is with the team that drafted them.For the piece I wrote last week on comparing consecutive years of the NFL draft, I downloaded year-by-year draft data from Pro-Football-Reference. The site includes, for each player in each year, his weighted career Approximate Value, a modified form of the site’s Approximate Value metric. It also includes the amount of the player’s weighted career value accrued for the team that drafted him.For each draft from 1970 to 2013, I summed the career value accrued for drafting teams by the first 222 players selected — 222, because that’s the lowest number of draft picks during the period, in 1994. Then I divided that by the overall career value of the year’s drafted players.From the AFL-NFL merger in 1970 to 1981, drafting teams’ share of value kept climbing, to a high of 88 percent in 1981. Then the share started to fall, precipitously as the effects of free agency in 1993 started to kick in in players’ later years. Teams’ share of their drafted players’ career value was just 56 percent for those picked in the first offseason of free agency.At the dawn of free agency, some analysts feared this trend would continue unabated. “Say goodbye to dynasties and continuity,” Alan Greenberg wrote in the Hartford Courant 20 years ago this month. “Now everyone’s a raider. If the salary cap won’t let you pay ’em, you’ll lose ’em. If they’re no good, dump ’em and steal somebody else’s guys. What uniforms should players wear on their trading cards? How about blank?”And some have perceived that the trend has continued unabated. “Fans are increasingly rooting for the decals on their team’s helmets and against the decals on the other teams’ helmets,” Elliot Harrison wrote on NFL.com last year. “The truest loyalty in the player-fan relationship is of the fantasy football variety. You can thank free agency for that.”But the reality has been different. Right after that nadir in 1993, teams’ share of their drafted players’ career value rose sharply, to 64 percent the next year and 69 percent in 1995. It remained in the high 60s nearly every year afterward. The results are similar when looking at all of a draft’s picks, not just its first 222.The downside to this approach is it can’t be updated all the way to the present. Drafted players are more likely to play for their drafting team in their first seasons in the league, before becoming eligible for free agency. So while teams’ share climbed to 86 percent in 2009 and 98 percent last year, those percentages are sure to fall.To approximate the trend in recent years, I isolated the analysis only to players who were no longer active last season. And among that group, teams kept getting a higher share of their drafted players’ value — above 70 percent every year until 2005, when retired players’ share of drafts’ value starts getting so low that the results aren’t meaningful. Here’s one piece of anecdotal evidence: Many of the most valuable players drafted since then remain with their drafting team, such as Aaron Rodgers, Frank Gore, Jahri Evans, Haloti Ngata, Patrick Willis and Adrian Peterson.What this all means is up for further analysis and debate. Maybe teams have gotten better at identifying their drafted talent before rookie contracts are up. Maybe they’ve come to value continuity in their rosters, for on-field benefits and for fan support. Perhaps players value continuity for the same reasons. Maybe the 2011 collective-bargaining agreement has changed things for some of the more-recent draft classes.Whatever the explanation, it’s clear that free agency has had a far bigger impact on players’ freedom to change teams than it has on the uniforms shown on trading cards.