Scoreboard roundup — 4/5/18

first_img Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from yesterday’s sports events:   AMERICAN LEAGUEBoston      3  Tampa Bay       2, 12 InningsTexas       6  Oakland         3Detroit     9  Chi White Sox   7, 10 InningsMinnesota   4  Seattle         2Baltimore   5  N-Y Yankees     2NATIONAL LEAGUEN.Y. Mets       8  Washington   2Philadelphia   5  Miami        0 Colorado       3  San Diego    1Pittsburgh     5  Cincinnati   2Arizona        3  St. Louis    1Chi Cubs       8  Milwaukee    0NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONIndiana    126  Golden State   106Cleveland  119  Washington     115Houston     96  Portland        94Brooklyn   119  Milwaukee      111Utah       117  L.A. Clippers   95Denver     100  Minnesota       96NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUEPittsburgh      5  Columbus      4; OT  Nashville       4  Washington    3Philadelphia    4  Carolina      3New Jersey      2  Toronto       1N.Y. Islanders   2  N.Y. Rangers   1Montreal        4  Detroit       3Florida         3  Boston        2Winnipeg        2  Calgary       1Edmonton        4  Vegas         3Vancouver       4  Arizona       3;  OT  L.A. Kings      5  Minnesota     4;  OT  San Jose        4  Colorado      2Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. April 5, 2018 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 4/5/18center_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

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Purplebricks’ AML problems are ‘tip of the iceberg’ for industry

first_imgHome » News » Purplebricks’ AML problems are ‘tip of the iceberg’ for industry previous nextProducts & ServicesPurplebricks’ AML problems are ‘tip of the iceberg’ for industryWarning is made by leading industry supplier after hybrid agency confirms it is ‘in discussions with HMRC’ over the company’s procedures.Sheila Manchester13th September 201902,686 Views Following the news that HMRC is ‘in discussions’ with Purplebricks about the online agent’s AML procedures, estate agents across the country have been given a warning from a leading industry supplier, Veriphy.“With HMRC audits now a regular occurrence and, given the level of potential fines for non-compliance, any agency that still cuts AML corners is asking for trouble,” says George Stark , MD of Veriphy.“As we see with Purplebricks’ current concerns, and Countrywide’s recent £215,000 fine, the costs of non-compliance are now a potential threat to any company, no matter what their size.”However, the fines for money laundering are one thing, the prison sentences should be even more of a deterrent, with an average jail term of 27 months, according to research by Thomson Reuters.It is a criminal offence to trade as an estate agency business without being registered with HMRC for money laundering supervision, but there is more to it than being registered, the checks are complex, but there are solutions.Veriphy’s 15,000 clients have access to a full suite of solutions for AML checks on people and companies, online training for all staff members, and a policy document tailored to the firm.It also offers a powerful batch check facility, that allows rapid and regular checking of client bases in accordance with UK AML regulations. “We pride ourselves on having given peace of mind to so many worried businesses”, says Stark, “and there is certainly good cause to worry if your AML procedures are not watertight.”Read more about AML.Further advice:NAEA Propertymark: https://www.naea.co.uk/lobbying/money-laundering-regulations/RICS: https://www.rics.org/uk/upholding-professional-standards/standards-of-conduct/aml-bribery-corruption-terrorist-financing/veriphy AML anti money laundering September 13, 2019Nigel 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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For heaven’s sake, why doesn’t anyone update 24?

first_imgI was excited to come across this page on N24.de, the website of one of Germany’s two main 24-hour news channels. (The other one’s n-tv). It looks like a selection of BBC-style blogs by the people we see on the box.How wrong I was. The whole point of blogs, as I hope to be demonstrating with this series, is that they need to be frequently updated and timely. So why haven’t the 24ers added any posts to the “Reporters” section since August? They seem to have got some good catches there – Katrin Sandmann, as her online CV proudly tells us, has been a correspondent in Jerusalem, Amman and Baghdad. So why aren’t we hearing from her? The only real blog on the site that seems to be active is Political Editor Michaela May’s May Blog, but it reads like a few rushed pieces of incoherent smalltalk.The blogosphere has been a huge plus for the media in Britain and revolutionised the way some of us approach the press. How long’s it going to take for N24 to realise its importance?Cherwell 24 is not responsible for the content of external siteslast_img read more

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International Surfing Day Festival Draws Big Crowd

first_imgOcean City celebrated International Surfing Day on Friday with hundreds gathering on the beach at Seventh Street to celebrate the sport of surfing and help raise awareness about the importance of protecting the world’s oceans, waves and beaches.The South Jersey Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation hosted the event in Ocean City for the 10th year. This year it moved to Seventh Street from the beach at 59th Street, and Surfrider event organizer John Bonino said the move downtown helped draw more attention to the festival.The event included an Ocean City Beach Patrol water safety class for kids, a beach cleanup, free surfing lessons, live music, sunset yoga and demonstrations of stand-up paddleboards (SUPs), kayaks, a Hobie cat and other surf equipment.The crowds enjoyed sunny skies, warm air, a warm ocean and small surf that was perfect for a lot of young (and old) new surfers to get stoked on the sport.last_img read more

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Shore Invites Community to Free “Be Well Connected” Osteoporosis Awareness Education Breakfast May 9

first_imgIn recognition of Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention month, Shore is hosting a free community breakfast to educate the public about osteoporosis prevention and awareness on Wednesday, May 9, from 10 am to noon. This event, which is part of Shore Physicians Group’s 2018 educational health series, “Be Well Connected,” will be held at Greate Bay Country Club, located at 901 Mays Landing Rd., Somers Point, NJ.Guests will enjoy a continental breakfast while hearing from Shore Physicians Group and Shore Medical Center experts, with time allotted for questions between each topic.The presentations include:Know Your Risk, presented by Dr. Linda Brecher, DO, FACOI, FACR, Rheumatologist, Shore Physicians GroupStrengthening Your Bones Through Exercise, presented by Jennifer Pesce, PT, DPT, Director of Rehabilitation, Shore Medical CenterHow to Pack More Calcium into Your Diet, presented by Saba Zahid, RD, Patient Experience Manager, Food and Nutrition Services, Shore Medical CenterFor more information or to RSVP, contact Katie Byrnes at 609.653.3500 ext 3435 or via email [email protected] OsteoporosisMay is Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention month. Osteoporosis is a common condition affecting over 10 million Americans. Most of those people have no symptoms of the disease until they have a fracture (broken bone). Osteoporosis causes deterioration of bone quality which does not cause pain or any other symptoms. The only symptom of osteoporosis is a broken bone. This can occur without trauma – including sneezing, tripping, or turning over in bed.Osteoporosis risk factors include:Gender – Women are 4 times more likely to develop osteoporosis.Age – Women and men over the age of 50 have the greatest risk for developing osteoporosis. Bone density decreases with age as does the risk for falls, both contribute to fractures from osteoporosis.Ethnicity – Caucasian and Asian women are at the highest risk for developing osteoporosis. African American and Hispanic women can develop osteoporosis but seem to have less risk.Family History – This is one of the highest risk for osteoporosis and fracture. The risk is very high if a first degree relative has had a fracture over age 50 involving hip, wrist, or hip.Low Body Weight – weighing less than 127 pounds increases risk for osteoporosis and fracture.Smoking – Profound bone loss is associated with older women and men who smoke.Excessive Alcohol Consumption – More than 2 alcoholic drinks a day increases risk for osteoporosis. More than four alcoholic drinks a day can double fracture risk.Medications – certain common medications increase the risk for osteoporosis. This includes but is not limited to:Steroids Proton Pump Inhibitors (Prilosec, Nexium, Prevacid)Certain anti seizure medications – Dilantin and phenobarbitalArimidex, Aromasin, Femara – medications used to treat breast cancerCyclosporin, Tacrolimus – medications used in transplant.Chronic Diseases – Inflammatory disease such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, COPD, Inflammatory bowel disease. Hyperthyroidism, hyperparathyroidism. Chronic kidney and chronic liver disease.Lack of exercise – bone is stimulated by exercise – weight bearing and strength training (light weights). Lack of activity and sedentary lifestyle lead to further bone loss.Shore Physicians Group’s 2018 educational health series, “Be Well Connected,” began in January, with an event focused on “Dementia, Management, and the Future.” The series will continue with an event in July about the effects of aging and dementia, and an event in November focused on diabetes.About Shore Physicians GroupShore Physicians Group is a multi-specialty medical group focused on providing the highest quality of care and making the complex healthcare system simple for patients By choosing Shore Physicians Group, patients are connected to the area’s most highly skilled, caring and passionate practitioners, who provide quality care and the best medical outcomes in the fields of family, internal, pulmonary and critical care medicine, endocrinology, urology, neurology, rheumatology and general, laparoscopic, neurological and reconstructive surgery. Shore Physicians Group, which has practice locations in Egg Harbor Township, Mays Landing, Margate, Marmora, Northfield, Ocean City and Somers Point, NJ, also operates Shore Urgent Care in Northfield. In addition, Shore Physicians Group operates disease-specific centers including the Osteoporosis Center and the Flora Baker Center for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders, sponsored by Shore Medical Center. For more information about Shore Physicians Group, visit ShorePhysiciansGroup.com. Greate Bay Country Club will be the location for Ocean City’s Colony Club Fashion Show in June.last_img read more

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Bay Avenue Construction Update

first_imgThe Cape May County Municipal Utilities Authority is replacing and rehabilitating the force mains that carry wastewater to the treatment plant on the bay at 45th Street. The work will be done on 31st Street from Haven Avenue to Bay Avenue and Bay Avenue from 31st Street to Eighth Street.Work for the week of Nov. 25 to 29:From Monday to Wednesday, the south crew will be working between 26th and 25th streets. The north crew will be working between 15th and 16th streets. No work is scheduled to be done from Thanksgiving through Sunday.Traffic:From Monday to Wednesday, Bay Avenue will be closed from 34th to 14th streets. Traffic detours will be established to divert motorists to West Avenue, with police stationed at 14th Street to assist in traffic control.From Thanksgiving through Sunday, Bay Avenue will be open to two lanes of traffic with lane shifts around stored materials and equipment.See full project update. Construction will cause detours along Bay Avenue.last_img read more

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Students inspire women through online forum

first_imgSeveral women at Saint Mary’s have embraced their unique role as women’s college students in spreading the word about women empowerment worldwide by contributing to the Smart Girls Group (SGG). Sophomore Victoria Wilbraham, who serves as SGG’s vice president and director of communications, said the group is an online community designed to connect, inspire and empower girls on an international level through writings in a daily blog, The Loop, and a monthly magazine, The Smart Girls Guide.   “Our motto, ‘Be Smart, Share Smarts,’ encourages girls to share their passions with others,” she said.  “We do this through The Loop and The Smart Girls Guide, both of which are fully run by high school and college girls.” Wilbraham said SGG currently involves 110 girls from 15 colleges and seven different countries in its online empowerment work, but the organization is looking to expand at Saint Mary’s, Notre Dame and beyond. “We will be launching a campus program in January,” she said. “The Campus Smart Girls will be a place where girls from different colleges around the country can come and share what is going on at their school.” Senior Monica Murphy began writing a monthly column for the online magazine, titled “Dear Smart Girl,” after Wilbraham and SGG founder Emily Raleigh, two of her close friends, shared their passion and vision for SGG and its global mission with her. “I quickly came on board and currently write inspirational columns for the magazine,” Murphy said. “I want girls to embrace all that they were created to be and to understand that they are invaluable.” Freshman Keeley Frost, who heads the Saint Mary’s Campus Program blog and will be featured on the cover of the magazine’s November issue, said the blog covers happenings at Saint Mary’s, Notre Dame and South Bend. Frost said becoming involved with SGG and its emphasis on confidence, strength, courage and power helped her learn about herself as well as the ability of young women to empower each other. “Girls have great potential to serve the world and make a difference in the lives of all other women around us,” she said. “By joining the Smart Girls Group, I realize the confidence I have in my life and how I can use it to inspire others. The SGG’s online media offerings serve to inform members of the Saint Mary’s community who may not know about the organization or its mission, Frost said, and all Belles are invited to help strengthen the College’s involvement in the SGG community.    “The magazine comes out monthly with amazing articles written by other Smart Girls, so this campus chapter is a great way to get the word out about SGG to the Saint Mary’s community,” Frost said.  “I am so excited for it to develop into something extraordinary.” Murphy said she is proud to be involved with an organization that strives to promote the power of women. “It is a true blessing to be a part of a ministry offering hope and light,” she said.  “Join us on this incredibly journey as we transform the minds and lives of girls across the world.” As part of the group’s involvement guarantee, Wilbraham said all girls interested in becoming part of SGG are welcome to do so and can contact her at [email protected] for more information. Contact Maddie Daly at [email protected]last_img read more

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Bullets for Cocaine

first_img The exchange of drugs for weapons that started in the mid-1990s between the Colombian drug cartels and the Russian mafia is also flourishing. Just like cocaine leaves Colombia, Peru and Bolivia through Venezuela, Ecuador and Brazil toward Europe, the arms travel the same route in the opposite direction. Two prosecutors in Ciudad del Este, Paraguay, Adelaida Vázquez and Carolina Gabea, witness this type of trafficking almost daily along the Tri-Border area. Both share the same complaint: lack of resources and the enemy at home. “We have a group of special agents, but they are too few to face so much crime,” explained Vázquez. “It is dangerous to be a lawabiding person and work here, but … if you stay clean, the drug traffickers usually leave you alone.” Action Against Illegal Weapons Trafficking One of Brazil’s major drug traffickers, Luiz Fernando da Costa, aka Fernandinho Beira-Mar, was captured in the Colombian jungle near the Brazilian border. Da Costa traded arms and ammunition transported from Paraguay to the FARC’s 16th Front around Barrancomina in exchange for drugs.\ Veteran Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout was arrested in Thailand. He was allegedly planning to sell 100 Russian Igla surface-to-air missiles to the FARC. The missiles were to have been shipped from Bulgaria to Nicaragua and then parachuted over Colombian rebelheld jungle territory from an aircraft bound for Guyana. Syrian arms dealer Monzer al-Kassar was arrested in Madrid. He offered to supply the FARC 15 Strela 2 surface-to-air missiles, as well as 7,700 Kalashnikov assault rifles. The weapons were allegedly to be shipped from Bulgaria and Romania aboard a vessel from Greece, and the deal sealed with a false Nicaraguan end-user certificate. Al-Kassar was convicted in November 2008 in a U.S. federal court. Colombia created a river battalion to control arms and drug trafficking on its borders with Peru and Ecuador. The battalion, stationed in Puerto Leguízamo, southern Colombia, will have three marine infantry battalions and one river assault battalion. Among other units, it will have nine fast river-patrol boats, 29 river combat elements, armored units to transport troops, light river-patrol boats for support and tug boats. More than 2,400 uniformed personnel will be assigned to the batallion. Supply and demand June 7, 2007 June 23, 2001 Pact to counter illicit small-arms trafficking Colombia and its borders eTrace: Internet-based firearms tracing and analysis Jamal Yousef, aka Talal Hassan Ghantou, a former Syrian military officer, was arrested in Honduras. He tried to sell to the FARC around18 surface-to-air missiles, 100 AR-15 assault rifles, 100 M16 assault rifles, 10 M60 machine guns, C-4 explosives, 2,500 hand grenades, and rocket-propelled grenades. “Lords of war — Running the arms trafficking industry” por Jane’s Intelligence Review The Inter-American Convention Against the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, Ammunition, Explosives, and Other Related Materials, or CIFTA, is the first multilateral treaty designed to prevent, combat and eradicate illegal transnational trafficking in the Americas. CIFTA was created by the Organization of American States in 1997 and has been ratified by 30 OAS member states. The treaty requires members to have more effective documentation for exporting and importing, and the generation of identification for the firearms with appropriate markings. It also requires increased exchange of information and law enforcement cooperation. center_img Paraguay and Brazil curb weapons smuggling: The arrests of Syrian Monzer al-Kassar in Spain in 2007 and Russian Viktor Bout in Thailand in 2008 shed light on how easy it is to smuggle weapons into Latin America. In order to detain Bout, the “Merchant of Death,” and al-Kassar, the “Prince of Marbella,” the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration accused both men of attempting to sell portable Russian surface-to-air missile launchers to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC. The planned route for both operations was similar: The weapons would leave Romania or Bulgaria to enter Nicaragua and from there, were to be parachuted over Colombian territory. There are more than 80 million illegal weapons in Latin America, according to a 2008 report from the Center for Defense Information in Washington. Even the most inept criminals have access to a firearm. The homicide rate in Latin America — 140,000 per year, according to the World Bank — is more than double the worldwide average. Several countries have alarming homicide rates for every 100,000 inhabitants: Brazil, 28; Colombia, 65; El Salvador, 45; Guatemala, 50; Venezuela, 35. Violence also deals a blow to the economy. The cost of this scourge is estimated at 14.2 percent of the region’s gross domestic product, according to a 2006 World Bank report on crime and violence. Caribbean and Central American countries have implemented eTrace, a Web-based firearm trace request submission system that provides for the electronic exchange of crime gun data in a secure Web-based environment. It was launched in 2004 in the United States as part of a program to modernize law enforcement support tools. Participating law enforcement agencies with access to the Internet can acquire 24 hours a day, seven days a week, real-time information, free of charge. In 2008, the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives traced and processed more than 300,000 guns from 58 countries. Global law enforcement smothers the FARC The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, has played a key role in arms trafficking in Latin America during the past decade. It acquires arms as payment for drugs from narcotrafficking. As of July 2009, Colombia’s government — through Interpol — sent 209 official requests to 27 countries to verify the origin of arms seized from the FARC during the past 10 years, according to national newspaper El Tiempo. Major achievements by national and international law enforcement to disrupt the FARC’s arms purchases include: April 21, 2001 Paraguay and Brazil have an agreement to combat weapons trafficking on their shared border. The accord, signed in November 2006 and ratified in October 2009 by Brazil’s Federal Senate, strengthens cooperation between law enforcement to combat firearms, munitions and explosives manufacturing and trafficking. It also calls for information exchange on weapons registration and ownership. While weapons are not scarce in the region, ammunition is. Russian AK-103 rifles acquired by Venezuela are usually the most sought after in the region, especially by the FARC, which still has at least 5,000 of these weapons. By Dialogo January 01, 2010 I like this web page because I can stay informed about what is happening in the World and around me. Drugs are bad for the youth and for me a boy of 15 who is faced with marijuana. March 6, 2008 Peru’s former secret police Chief Vladimiro Montesinos was arrested in Caracas, Venezuela. He was responsible for smuggling AKMS Kalashnikov assault rifles from Jordan to the FARC under the guise of an official Peruvian military purchase of 50,000 arms. In 1999, he delivered 10,000 AKMS rifles in crates parachuted to the FARC near Barrancomina, department of Guainía.\ Illegal arms trafficking is also increasingly associated with drug trafficking. The Peruvian Army confirmed that the remnants of Shining Path guerrillas, who are now dedicated to the production and sale of cocaine, had missile launchers, machine guns and rifles of Russian origin in their possesion. During the span of a year, Shining Path’s rearmament cost 50 Peruvian Soldiers their lives. Some of the main smuggling points in the region are the border between the Andean countries and Brazil; Iquitos, Peru; the Gulf of Urabá, between Colombia and Panama; and the Tri-Border area of Paraguay, Brazil and Argentina. Aug. 19, 2009last_img read more

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Endwell church hosts drive-thru chicken barbecue

first_imgIn each dinner plate, customers receive chicken, baked beans, coleslaw, a roll and a few soft potatoes. Jerry Kettle, coordinator, says the drive-thru was an alternative to the annual bazaar the church holds during the summer. ENDWELL (WBNG) — The Church of the Holy Family held a drive-thru chicken dinner barbecue fundraiser. This is the church’s second drive-thru barbecue. The fundraiser was raising money for activities the church takes part in within the community. center_img “It was a way for us to reach out to the community and provide the chicken dinners to the community without having to gather a bunch of people underneath a tent,” Kettle said. The church says they have plans to hold another drive-thru barbecue sometime early next year.last_img

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Now, where were we? Bundesliga restarts amid pandemic

first_imgThe league is desperate to complete the season by June 30 for contractual reasons and is aware of the risk of another suspension if there are many positive virus cases among players.It has already warned of the “existence-threatening” financial situation of several clubs due to the suspension and has warned another interruption would be disastrous for both league and teams.Lewandowski fit The interruption has allowed the league’s top scorer, Robert Lewandowski, to recover from a leg injury that would have ruled the Bayern forward out of several matches had the season not been halted.The Pole has been back fit for weeks and will look to pick up where he left off and add to his 25 league goals as he chases the season record of 40 set by Gerd Mueller in 1972.Dortmund, on 51 points, one ahead of RB Leipzig, have not given up on the title but will restart without injured captain Marco Reus.Dortmund have the more difficult run-in and Leipzig coach Julian Nagelsmann hopes to give Bayern a run for their money.”If Bayern are in top form then the title will be decided by them, especially when they have such a lead,” he said.”But we will still try to win this nine-game tournament to create the theoretical conditions to end very high up.”Borussia Moenchengladbach, fourth on 49, and Bayer Leverkusen, on 47, still have to play Bayern but they look almost certain to battle it out for the fourth Champions League spot with Schalke a further 10 points back in sixth.At the other end of the table, Paderborn’s Bundesliga stint looks set to come to an end after one season with the club last on 16 points, six off the relegation playoff spot occupied by Fortuna Duesseldorf.The 2004 champions Werder Bremen, in 17th place on 18 points, will need to step up a gear if they are to avoid their second relegation since 1980. Topics : “The Bundesliga manages to become the first big league worldwide to restart,” Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said.”And with the Bundesliga as the only league to be broadcast on TV, I expect we will have an audience of a billion,” he told SportBild magazine on Wednesday.Strict health regulations mean all games will be played in empty stadiums with only some 300 essential staff and officials in and around the arenas.Players have been told not to spit, celebrate in groups, or touch hands with team mates, while some clubs will use music and cardboard cutouts of fans to enhance the atmosphere at matches.center_img The eyes of the sports world will be on Germany’s Bundesliga this weekend as it becomes the first “big league” to restart after the COVID-19 shutdown, but little will have changed on the pitch with Bayern Munich hunting an eighth straight crown.The German Football League decided last week to resume the first and second divisions from May 16 after a two-month suspension, with teams undergoing a seven-day isolation period after testing for the new coronavirus.Leaders Bayern begin the final nine matchdays with a trip to Union Berlin on Sunday with Borussia Dortmund, four points behind the Bavarians, playing Schalke 04 a day earlier.last_img read more

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