Category: qfwyfgyz

Vermont ranks second in stimulus-related job growth

No Comments

first_imgVermont has had the second highest success in the nation in creating new jobs with federal stimulus funds. It also ranks 12th in stimulus-related funding per capita. Meanwhile, in a new analysis conducted by Onvia, the leader in gBusiness solutions and the creator of Recovery.org, reveals that the “Recovery Summer” being promoted by the White House is poised to usher in a wave of new jobs in the second half of this year.For a complete look at the heat map visit:http://promotions.onvia.com/documents/map_arra_private_sector_jobs_impac(link is external)…To date, only one-third of the Recovery Act’s $275 billion that is allocated for projects to create private sector jobs on Main Street has been awarded. The remaining $218 billion represents a substantial amount of new projects that are about to get under way across the U.S.Top line findings:714,589 private sector jobs have been supported nationwide by Recovery Act project spending since its passage. These do not include public sector jobs created by stimulus grants to states and those paid by the government. Recovery Act project spending in 2010 is expected to generate a 27 percent increase in this figure by the end of 2010.$57.5 billion has been awarded to private sector contractors to fulfill Recovery Act projects, just one-third of the $275 billion allocated for private sector projects.Arkansas, North Carolina, Colorado, Maryland and Pennsylvania are the top five states for ARRA project per capita spending-to-date. Wisconsin, Illinois, Tennessee, Nevada and Utah are the bottom five states.North Carolina, Vermont, Illinois, and Nevada are projected to be the top five states for private sector job creation resulting from ARRA project contract awards in the remainder of 2010. Maryland, Wyoming, Alabama, Alaska and Oregon are projected to be the bottom five states.These findings were derived from Onvia’s data through August 11, 2010 – approximately 18 months since the stimulus money began flowing into the states. For a complete look at the heat map and report please visit: http://promotions.onvia.com/documents/Recovery_Summer_Update_by_Onvia.pd(link is external)…”Onvia’s analysis shows that while job creation since the Recovery Act’s passage has been slow to take hold on Main Street, job creation in the remainder of 2010 is expected to turn around with lagging states seeing an increase of 50 to 100 percent or more in private sector job creation,” said Michael Balsam, Onvia chief strategy officer. “The best way for businesses to accelerate job growth in their states is to become part of the gBusiness marketplace, take part in the bid process, prepare for a wave of contract awards and follow these projects all the way through completion.As of August 11th, 2010, Onvia was tracking roughly 72,000 Recovery Act projects valued at $150 billion, of which 24,500 projects totaling $57 billion had been awarded to contractors.About OnviaFor more than 12 years Onvia (Nasdaq: ONVI), the gBusiness Innovator, has been successfully delivering the research, analytics and tools required for companies to succeed at the intersection of business and government, or gBusiness, market. Onvia tracks, analyzes and reports the spending of more than 89,000 federal, state and local government agencies, giving companies a single source for conducting open, intelligent and efficient business with government. Along with providing an exclusive suite of integrated business tools, Onvia is also the creator of Recovery.org, a website that tracks economic recovery-funded projects, and DemandStar, the automated system that streamlines agency procurement processes. For information about Onvia visit www.onvia.com(link is external).SOURCE Onvia.com, Inc. SEATTLE/PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — 8.17.2010last_img read more

No injuries reported in Crescent Cleaners fire

No Comments

first_img11:14 A.M. UPDATE: A 12 News crew got the scene at around 1:00 a.m. A cause of the fire and how much damage done to the building has yet to be determined. The department says it “guarantees” people will not be able to get their clothes back due to the amount of soot and heat damage. Officials say the blaze was brought under control relatively quickly. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — The Binghamton Fire Department says there were no injuries reported in a fire that occurred at Crescent Cleaners on Clinton Street early Tuesday morning. —- Stay with 12 News for further updates. BINGHAMTON (WBNG)- Emergency crews are responded to a fire at Crescent Cleaners on 40 Clinton Street in Binghamton early Tuesday morning. No word yet about possible injuries or what caused the fire. Dispatchers could not confirm further details with 12 News.last_img read more

Taking stock

No Comments

first_imgTo access this article REGISTER NOWWould you like print copies, app and digital replica access too? SUBSCRIBE for as little as £5 per week. Would you like to read more?Register for free to finish this article.Sign up now for the following benefits:Four FREE articles of your choice per monthBreaking news, comment and analysis from industry experts as it happensChoose from our portfolio of email newsletterslast_img

UK roundup: TPR debt recovery rate ‘low’, £40m missed

No Comments

first_imgTerry Saeedi, head of pensions at Clyde & Co, said: “Enforcement activity has increased rapidly in recent years and employers should take note of this activity. With all political parties pledging funding boosts on the campaign trail, it is clear that better recovery could enable them to keep some of their promises.”She said that whatever party is elected next week, it is likely to grant strengthened powers to the regulator to take action against irresponsible employers. “As the value of fines continues to increase, we can expect the regulator to look at ways to improve the collection of outstanding debts if the recovery rate does not improve,” she added.  Terry Saeedi at Clyde & CoUnder the pensions obligations, which came into force between 2012 and 2018, all businesses must enrol all eligible employees into a pension scheme or face enforcement action from the regulator. Failure to comply with the auto-enrolment obligations can lead to fines of up to £10,000 per day, depending on the size of the business.”Seven years after the introduction of auto-enrolment, employees are becoming increasingly aware of their rights. The sharp rise in the number of whistleblowing reports received by the regulator shows that these, too, put pressure on employers to comply with their obligations,” Saeedi added.The research showed that the biggest increase was among unpaid contribution notices, which increased fourfold last year compared to 2017/18. These are issued when an employer has not paid its contributions into a pension scheme by the required date. If contributions are unpaid for too long, the employer becomes liable to pay the employees’ contributions as well as their own. KPMG signs agreement to sell its UK pensions practiceAccounting giant KPMG has confirmed that it has signed a conditional agreement to sell its market-leading UK pensions practice to NewCo, which is backed by private equity firm Exponent and KPMG UK’s current pensions partners.Once completed, the sale will see all 20 partners and circa 500 staff currently employed in KPMG’s UK pensions practice transfer to the NewCo.Andrew Coles, currently UK head of pensions at KPMG, will be NewCo’s chief executive officer.The firm will disclose further details upon completion.Smart Pension partners with Revolut to offer pan-European solutionSmart Pension, a workplace pension, has partnered with digital financial services firm Revolut to provide a unique retirement savings solution for its business customers.The collaboration will allow companies from across Europe that sign up for Revolut’s business account to set up a workplace pension for their UK employees within minutes.Vaidas Adomauskas, head of business product at Revolut, said: “Our new partnership with Smart Pension makes it easy for our business customers to meet auto enrolment requirements for eligible members of their companies. Not only can account holders take advantage of this preferential rate from Smart Pension, but they can set up both a business account and get pensions up and running in minutes.”The announcement follows the news last week that Revolut’s business customers with local sterling account details can now set up direct debits to automate the payment of regular bills and expenditure including monthly pension contributions.Will Wynne, Smart Pension co-founder and managing director, said: “Revolut shares our passion for using technology to make life easy for people.”He said the Revolut’s business account can now be used by employers across Europe to automatically pay into a workplace pension for their UK workers without hidden fees.The new feature will see Revolut for Business customers that sign up before 30 April 2020 get an introductory offer to include a promotional discount off members’ fees.Business account holders will be able to access the time-limited offer via the Perk pages on Revolut’s platform. With just one week to go until the General Election, new research from global law firm Clyde & Co has revealed that the UK Government is missing out on £40m (€47.4m) of funds by not recovering debts owed from individuals and businesses that have failed to comply with their pensions obligations.Enforcement actions by the UK Pensions Regulator (TPR) increased by over a quarter in the last year but the recovery rate against recoverable debt remains low at 30%, according to the research.Data obtained directly from TPR reveals that there were 128,807 enforcement actions taken in the year to 31 March 2019, up 26% from 102,497 in the previous year. Whistleblowing reports received by the regulator saw a 74% increase in the same period, rising from 4,857 to 8,445.The total value of enforcement actions more than doubled from the previous year, reaching £124.6m. Yet crucially only £18.4m of the £62.1m that is recoverable debt has been recovered.last_img read more

COVID-19: Roma players forgo four months salaries

No Comments

first_imgRelatedPosts COVID-19: NCAA to revoke erring airlines licence over non-compliance FRSC to Schools: We’ll arrest, prosecute drivers who flout COVID-19 rules Sanwo-Olu: We’re committed to fulfilling promises to Lagosians AS Roma have announced that their players and coaching staff will forgo four months salaries to ease the financial strain on the club due to the coronavirus pandemic. Roma last played on March 1, with football across Europe shut down due to the COVID-19 crisis. Italy was particularly affected by the virus, with over 23,000 people dying. With no timeframe as to when the Serie A season will – or even if it will – restart, Roma players, coach Paulo Fonseco and his coaching staff have agreed to forgo wages for March, April, May and June. The players will also top up the wages of other club employees who were placed on the Italian government’s social safety net scheme to ensure they received their regular monthly income. Roma CEO Guido Fienga said: “We always talk about unity at Roma and in volunteering to cut their salaries for the rest of the season, the players, the coach, and his staff, have all proved that we really are in this together. “[Club captain] Edin Dzeko, all the players and Paulo have demonstrated they understand what this club stands for and we also thank them all for their superb gesture towards the employees at this club.” Roma added that if the 2019/20 campaign resumes, then players and coaches have agreed an incentive-based payment plan if the club meets certain targets. Club management will also be taking salary cuts. A letter from Roma’s players to the club read: “We are writing to express our support to the company for all that it is doing in this period to overcome the difficulties created by the COVID-19 emergency. “We players are ready to start playing as soon as possible, giving the maximum to achieve our goals, but we also realise that all this will not be enough to face the economic consequences of the current emergency. “With the hope of doing something that will help the company to better restart the Roma project that we all share, we offer this financial proposal. “We also confirm all of our support for the initiatives of AS Roma and Roma Cares to help those who find themselves in difficulty because of the virus. Forza Roma!”Tags: AS RomaCoronavirusCOVID-19Italylast_img read more

Police Make Arrest in Toddler’s Shooting, Say Child was Targeted

No Comments

first_imgRiviera Beach Police say they have made an arrest in connection with a shooting that left 2-year-old baby boy clinging to life.A 17-year-old has been arrested for shooting Tyrus Udonis Jones.The incident took place April 23 around 5 p.m. at the 800 block of West 5th Street.Police believe it was a targeted shooting.“They were specific,” says Riviera Beach Police Chief Nathan Osgood. He adds that more arrests may be coming.The child remains in a medically-induced coma.Anyone with information is asked to call the Riviera Beach Police Department at (561) 845-4123 or Crime Stoppers at (800) 458-TIPS.Police: Infant Shot in Riviera Beachlast_img

ACA officials request CM Sonowal to revive cricket at Nehru stadium

No Comments

first_imgOur Sports ReporterGUWAHATI: Newly elected office bearers of the Assam Cricket Association, lead by its president Romen Dutta, today met Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowalin his official residence. During the meet Sonowal advised the officials to take cricket to the grass root level so that maximum youth of the State can involve with this game.Newly elected secretary Devajit saikia, who was also the part of the team, requested Chief Minister to take steps so that cricket activities at the Nehru stadium can be revived. It has been learnt that ACA will submit a formal proposal in this regard to the Government very soon. Vice President Parikshit Dutta and former Ranji Cricketer Rajesh Bora accompanied Dutta and Saikia during this visit.Also Read: Sports Newslast_img

Update on the latest sports

No Comments

first_imgUpdate on the latest sports Kang trailed by five with six holes to play before igniting her comeback with consecutive birdies. She had pars the rest of the way and didn’t take the lead until Lydia Ko took double bogey on the final hole.Kang finished at 15-under in winning for the fifth time in her LPGA Tour career.F1-70TH ANNIVERSARY GPVerstappen storms to unlikely victory over Mercedes duoSILVERSTONE, England (AP) — Max Verstappen has sprung what could be the surprise of the Formula One season by beating Lewis Hamilton to win the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix. The Grizzlies dropped to 1-5 in the restart and are barely hanging onto eighth place in the West, with Portland, Phoenix and San Antonio close behind. In other NBA action:— Gordon Hayward hit three free throws with 2:29 remaining in overtime to put the Celtics ahead to stay in their third straight win, 122-119 over the Magic. Hayward finished with 31 points and Jayson Tatum scored 29, including the tying basket with 4.2 seconds left in regulation. Nikola Vučević led Orlando with 26 points and 11 rebounds.— Austin Rivers torched the Kings for a career-high 41 points off the bench and the Rockets used a big third quarter to pull away in a 129-112 victory. Houston was up by seven in the third quarter before scoring the next eight points, with 3s from Ben McLemore and Robert Covington. James Harden added 32 points, eight rebounds and seven assists as the Rockets won easily despite playing their second straight game without Russell Westbrook.— Rookie Darius Bazley scored a career-high 23 points off the bench in the Thunder’s 121-103 rout of the Wizards. Danilo Gallinari scored 20 points, and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander added 18 as Oklahoma City moved to 3-2 in the seeding games. Washington is 0-6 since the restart. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditGOLF-PGA CHAMPIONSHIPMorikawa is last man standing in tight PGA ChampionshipSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — American Collin Morikawa has become a first-time major champion by winning at San Francisco’s Harding Park. BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — Kevin Harvick has completed a weekend sweep of NASCAR’s Cup races at Michigan International Speedway.Harvick held off Denny Hamlin over the final laps and finished 0.09 ahead to become the first driver to win Cup races on consecutive days since Richard Petty in 1971.Harvick also took the first two stages in Saturday’s victory before earning the second state Sunday.Martin Truex Jr. finished third and Kyle Busch finished fourth. Busch remains winless on the year.NFL-NEWS — Brady Singer picked up his first big league win by allowing two runs over five innings of the Royals’ 4-2 decision over the Twins. Hunter Dozier hit a two-run single and Mikael (MY’-kehl) Franco added a solo blast to back Singer.— Justus Sheffield pitched four-hit ball over six scoreless innings of the Mariners’ 5-3 win against the Rockies. Dylan Moore slammed a two-run homer in the bottom of the first to put Seattle ahead to stay.— The Dodgers spotted the Giants a 2-0 lead before AJ Pollock and Mookie Betts each hit a three-run homer to give Los Angeles a 6-2 victory. The Dodgers have won nine of 12 and took two out of three from their NL West rivals.— Manny Machado homered twice and Fernando Tatis (tah-TEES’) Jr. slammed his eighth home run of the season as the Padres coasted past the Diamondbacks, 9-5. Dinelson Lamet (lah-MEHT’) no-hit Arizona until Kole Calhoun led off the seventh with a homer.— Ronald Acuna (ah-KOON’-yah) Jr. belted a go-ahead, two-run homer while the Braves scored five times in the fifth inning of a 5-2 verdict over the Phillies in Game 1 of a doubleheader. Adam Duvall added a three-run double later in the fifth to put Atlanta ahead, 5-1. Associated Press Oakland’s Ramon Laureano got hit by a pitch for the third time in the three-game series. Laureano began exchanging words with animated Houston hitting coach Alex Cintron, then left first base, threw down his batting helmet and began sprinting toward him. Astros catcher Dustin Garneau tackled Laureano before the A’s outfielder reached Cintron, touching off a wild scene in which players streamed out of the stands to join the scrum.Matt Olson hit a three-run homer in the third and Matt Chapman connected the very next pitch, taking the score from 1-0 to 5-0 on consecutive offerings from Astros starter Cristian Javier.Robbie Grossman also homered and Mark Canha (KAN’-ah) contributed an RBI single as the A’s dealt the Astros their fifth consecutive loss.Elsewhere around the majors:— The Rays pulled out a 4-3 win over the Yankees on an RBI single by Michael Perez in the bottom of the ninth. Mike Brosseau and Brandon Lowe both homered in the seventh, when the Rays tied it at 3. UNDATED (AP) — Another Cardinals series has been postponed while the team continues dealing with a COVID-19 outbreak.The upcoming three-game series with the Pirates scheduled to begin Monday has been called off. It’s the Cardinals’ 11th, 12th and 13th games to be derailed by the outbreak. The Cardinals haven’t played since July 30. In other MLB news:— The Indians sent Zach Plesac back to Cleveland on Sunday in a rental car after the young right-hander violated team rules and Major League Baseball’s coronavirus protocols. A club official told the Associated Press the 25-year-old Plesac went out with friends in Chicago on Saturday night following his win against the White Sox. The person added that the team got Plesac a car so he wouldn’t be on a plane with teammates and staff in the event he contracted the virus. The 23-year-old closed with a 6-under 64 to win the PGA Championship by two strokes over Paul Casey and third-round leader Dustin Johnson. Morikawa was tied with Casey before an eagle on the par-4 16. He closed with consecutive pars for a 13 under total.Johnson fell behind with a bogey on the par-5 14. He also was second in last year’s PGA Championship, three months after his runner-up finish at the Masters.Jason Day, Matthew Wolff, Bryson DeChambeau, Tony Finau (FEE’-now) and Scottie Scheffler shared third at minus-10.NHL-SCHEDULEStars, Caps, Jackets win The Red Bull driver crossed the line at Silverstone 11.3 seconds clear of Hamilton, with Valtteri Bottas third. Hamilton and Bottas struggled with their tires to clear the way for Verstappen to take an unlikely win. — Pirates utility infielder Phil Evans will miss the remainder of the season after suffering a concussion and fracturing his jaw. Evans was injured when teammate Gregory Polanco’s right elbow hit Evans in the face while the two were chasing down a flyball hit by Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera. Evans briefly lost consciousness on the play, but director of sports medicine Todd Tomczyk says he is expected to make a full recovery. — The Yankees have placed slugger Giancarlo Stanton on the 10-day injured list with a left hamstring strain. Stanton was hurt in Game 2 of Saturday’s doubleheader with the Rays while advancing from first to second base on a wild pitch. — Michael Wacha (WAH’-kuh) has been placed on the injured list because of right shoulder inflammation three starts into his one-year contract with the Mets. Manager Luis Rojas said that Wacha felt pain in his shoulder after allowing four runs in five innings on Friday. NASCAR-MICHIGANHarvick completes weekend of dominance — The Washington Football Team has activated linebacker Reuben Foster off the physically unable to perform list. Foster tore an ACL and caused additional damage to his left knee during offseason workouts in May 2019 before missing that season.— Wide receiver Chester Rogers has signed with the Dolphins. Rogers started 22 games over four seasons with the Colts before becoming available. He has 111 career receptions for 1,221 yards and five touchdowns. TENNIS-US OPEN-WITHDRAWALSPopyrin withdraws from US Open; Krueger gets wild-card spotNEW YORK (AP) — Alexei Popyrin withdrew from the U.S. Open on Sunday, allowing 2012 champion Andy Murray to move into the main draw. UNDATED (AP) — The seeding and matchups are set for the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs following victories by the Stars, Capitals and Blue Jackets.The Stars rallied in the final minute of regulation before beating the Blues, 2-1 in a shootout. Jake Allen was on the verge of a shutout win until veteran Joe Pavelski tied it with 31.4 seconds left in the third period. Denis Gurianov (goor-ee-AH’-nav) provided the lone shootout goal to close out the win.The Stars will take on the Flames and the Blues will square off with the Canucks in the opening round. The other Western Conference series will have the top-seeded Golden Knights versus the Blackhawks and the Avalanche against the Coyotes.The Capitals were 2-1 winners over the Bruins, which means Washington will take on the Islanders in the first round. Goals by T.J. Oshie (OH’-shee) and Tom Wilson helped the Caps avoid an 0-2-1 finish in the round-robin tournament. Braden Holtby stopped 30 shots in the victory.The Bruins went 0-3 in the round-robin tourney and will square off against Carolina in the opening round. — Detroit completed a three-game sweep as Spencer Turnbull pitched seven strong innings and Miguel Cabrera singled home the tiebreaking run in the eighth to send the Tigers past the Pirates, 2-1. The pitchers’ duel came after the two teams combined for 46 runs in the first two games of the series.— Mike Freeman’s RBI single in the 10th inning gave the Indians a 5-3 lead in a 5-4 triumph over the White Sox. Shane Bieber struck out eight over six innings but gained a no-decision after allowing home runs by Jose Abreu and James McCann.— The Nationals-Orioles game had to be suspended with the Birds leading 5-2 in the top of the sixth. Stephen Strasburg threw scoreless ball in his first start of the season until Hanser Alberto’s two-run double and Anthony Santander’s two-run single in Baltimore’s five-run fifth. The grounds crew had trouble placing the tarp over the infield during a thunderstorm, leading to the suspension.MLB-NEWSPirates-Cardinals series postponed The Blue Jackets have closed out their qualifying-round series with a 3-0 shutout of the Maple Leafs, knocking Toronto out of the postseason.Zach Werenski opened the scoring 6:29 into the first period. Liam Foudy doubled the lead midway through the third period, and the Jackets held on after blowing a three-goal lead in the last four minutes of regulation in Game 4, a 4-3 loss to the Leafs.Nick Foligno (foh-LEE’-noh) iced the series with an empty-net goal.Joonas Korpisalo (YOH’-nuhs kohr-pih-SAH’-loh) stopped 33 shots in his second shutout of the series.The Blue Jackets will face the Lightning in Round 1. The other East series will have the Flyers taking on the Canadiens. Referees group has agreement with NFL on virus protectionsUNDATED (AP) — The NFL Referees Association board of directors has reached an agreement with the league for health protections along with a program allowing game and replay officials to opt out of the season. Officials will be given until Thursday to opt out for a $30,000 payment with jobs guaranteed for 2021. The deal also gives officials protections if they test positive during the season or show symptoms after arriving for a game. In other NFL news:— New Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle A’Shawn Robinson is sidelined indefinitely with a non-football injury. Coach Sean McVay won’t reveal the nature of Robinson’s condition, which isn’t coronavirus-related. Robinson is participating in the Rams’ team meetings, and he doesn’t need surgery or another medical procedure. NBA-SCHEDULERaptors take No. 2 seedLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Toronto Raptors were able to wrap up the No. 2 seed in the NBA’s Eastern Conference playoffs while preventing the Memphis Grizzlies from wrapping up a spot in the Western Conference play-in series.Pascal Siakam (see-A’-kam) scored 26 points to help the Raptors beat the Grizzlies, 108-99. Norman Powell chipped in 16 points and Kyle Lowry added 15 as Toronto wrapped up its fifth consecutive season with at least 50 wins. Dillon Brooks scored 25 points, Grayson Allen matched a season high with 20 and Ja (jah) Morant had 17 points and 10 assists for the Grizzlies. LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green’s suggestion for Devin Booker’s future did not amuse the NBA. The league fined Green $50,000 on Sunday for violating the league’s anti-tampering rule with comments about Booker, who is the Phoenix Suns’ star guard.Green said Saturday during an appearance as an analyst for TNT: “Get my man out of Phoenix. It’s not good for him. It’s not good for his career.” MLB-SCHEDULEUNDATED (AP) — The Athletics and Astros ignored social distancing recommendations on Sunday by resorting to some antisocial behavior.Benches cleared and even the stands emptied during Oakland’s 7-2 victory over the Astros. It was the first dust-up between the two teams since A’s pitcher Mike Fiers (FY’-urz) revealed the Astros stole signs during their World Series run while he was with Houston. — DeMar DeRozan scored 27 points and backup Rudy Gay added 19 as the Spurs outlasted the Pelicans, 122-113. Dejounte (deh-ZHAHN’-tay) Murray scored 18 for San Antonio, which moved into 10th place in the West as the Spurs try to gain a spot in the play-in game. JJ Redick scored 31 points with a season-high eight 3-pointers for New Orleans, which is on the verge of elimination.— Damian Lillard poured in 51 points as the Trail Blazers outlasted the 76ers, 124-121 to pull within a half-game of Memphis for eighth place in the West. Philadelphia played the last three quarters without All-Star center Joel Embiid (joh-EHL’ ehm-BEED’), who left with what the team called a left ankle injury. — Caris LeVert had 27 points and 13 assists as the Nets earned a 129-120 win over the Clippers and the seventh seed in the East. The Nets shot 85.7% (18 of 21) from the field in the first quarter, racing to a 21-point lead. Joe Harris delivered 23 of his 25 points by halftime.NBA-GREEN FINEDNBA fines Draymond Green $50,000 for Devin Booker comments That means Murray can relinquish the wild-card invitation he received from the U.S. Tennis Association, which now will be given to American Mitchell Krueger.Popyrin is a 21-year-old Australian who is ranked 103rd. He joins Australians Ash Barty and Nick Kyrgios (KEER’-ee-ohs) as players who are skipping the tournament.LPGA-MARATHON CLASSICKang rallies to winSYLVANIA, Ohio (AP) — Danielle Kang pulled off a stunning comeback in winning the LPGA’s Marathon Classic in Ohio. — The Braves rolled to an 8-0 rout of the Phils in the nightcap as Acuna homered twice. Freddie Freeman went deep as Atlanta spoiled Spencer Howard’s big league debut.— Rookie Andrés Giménez had three hits and scored three runs as the Mets doubled up the Marlins, 4-2 in the rubber match of the three-game set. New York received shutout ball from its bullpen after winning pitcher Jacob deGrom survived seven hits over five innings.— The Brewers were 9-3 winners over the Reds as Christian Yelich (YEH’-lihch) homered, tripled and drew a bases-loaded walk Milwaukee avoided falling to 0-5 at home for the first time since 1970, the franchise’s inaugural season in Wisconsin. — Angels right fielder Jo Adell was charged with a rare four-base error when a fly ball from Nick Solak popped out of the rookie’s glove and sailed over the fence in the Rangers’ 7-3 win. Solak who had two hits and scored three runs to help Texas complete a three-game sweep.— Mitch Moreland’s second home run of the afternoon was a two-run, walk-off blast over the Green Monster to give the Red Sox a 5-3 win against Blue Jays. Rafael Devers also homered and Boston relievers combined for three hitless innings of shutout relief. August 9, 2020last_img read more

Well-balanced performances lead way for UW’s weekend sweeps

No Comments

first_imgThe No. 6 Wisconsin volleyball team proved it is worthy of its high ranking over the weekend with two quick defeats of Big Ten newcomers Rutgers and Maryland, both of which came in straight sets.In the weekend finale Sunday afternoon, the Maryland Terrapins (7-10, 0-6 Big Ten) faced the well-prepared Badgers (14-2, 5-1 Big Ten) in front of a sellout crowd of 6,012, and UW earned a 25-14, 25-17, 25-17 win.Badgers sweep Maryland to complete perfect weekendThe No. 6 Wisconsin volleyball team hadn’t won more than three straight Big Ten matches since 2008. That was, until Read…“One of the great feelings is walking out in the Field House and hearing people get excited for you and so the fact that we had, again, so many people that are coming out is awesome,” head coach Kelly Sheffield said. “We appreciate the support and you can tell that there’s momentum that’s behind us and we don’t take that for granted. We can feel it so we’re very appreciative of that.”The Badgers certainly did not let down their enthusiastic home crowd with the straight sets win against Maryland. In the first set, the Badgers quickly put the Terrapins away, but the second and third sets saw Maryland rally back and stay with Wisconsin for a good portion of the two sets.UW senior outside hitter Courtney Thomas had a big day, hitting at an impressive .750 for the match with a team-high nine kills. Thomas has made a name for herself as a well-rounded player that not only always puts forth great effort on the court, but is also praised as an “emotional leader” by her teammates.“It wasn’t just her hitting percentage,” Sheffield said when asked about Thomas’s successful game. “One of the things she hasn’t been very good at is implementing off-speed shots into her game and she came out and I think three of her kills were off-speed shots, roll shots or tips, and that’s exciting. I told her if she gets good at that, it will change her game. It’ll be a game changer because everyone can just dig in on her and they know she’s just about bringing heat all the time. She’s one of the people that I’m excited about that’s adding more tools to the toolbox.”The middle blockers for the Badgers, Dominique Thompson and Haleigh Nelson, also dominated the court, not only Sunday but over the course of the entire weekend. Of the 14 block-assists Wisconsin had against the Terrapins, Nelson and Thompson combined for seven of them, with Nelson totaling six block-assists Friday night against Rutgers. The pair also had an outstanding couple of games in the hitting department with a total of 14 kills on 23 chances Sunday and nine kills from Nelson Friday night.Focusing on her hitting game paid off for Nelson over the weekend.“Slides are something I’ve really been working on in practice lately, hitting all types of different shots and not just in one area of the court over and over,” Nelson said. “So tonight I really just tried to spread the ball around and show them different looks behind the setter.”Sophomore setter Lauren Carlini also contributed a great deal to Wisconsin’s victory over Maryland and the solid weekend. Not only did Carlini have 33 assists but she also played intelligently, dumping several of her sets over the net to throw off Maryland’s blockers, which resulted in four kills. Although Carlini had a rather quiet night in the assist category Friday, finishing with just 22, she compiled 11 digs to earn her 10th double-double of the season.As was the trend with Nelson and Thompson, both victories were in large part due to Wisconsin’s overall effective hitting and blocking. The Badgers showed versatility on the court through their middle blockers switching where they hit from, benefited by Carlini’s many successful tips and dumps. In all three matches Sunday, Wisconsin hit more than .350 with only 11 total errors on 79 total attacking attempts.Both Maryland and Rutgers just could not keep up with the dominant Badgers, and both of UW’s opponents played sloppily for large portions of the matches. The Terrapins had 20 errors over the three sets and failed to hit above .100 in any of them, while the Scarlet Knights also had 20 errors and hit less than .200 in all three sets.However, Sheffield said the errors did not impact the way his team executed its own play.“We didn’t really talk about their errors at all,” Sheffield said. “Courtney [Thomas] was right, we talked about what we need to do, what they’re trying to do and what we need to do. We don’t really talk about other team’s errors or any previous play that we do. We try to keep our mind in the present and the future rather than the past: this is what they’re likely to do right now and this is what we need to do right now. It’s more that type of communication.”Despite Wisconsin’s limited history against its new Big Ten foes, the Badgers heeded Sheffield’s advice on the way to two impressive, all-around team wins.last_img read more

Brock Lesnar’s daughter Mya Lynn is sixth-best shot putter in the US

No Comments

first_img Mrigank Pandey Brock Lesnar had attacked and brutalised Rey Mysterio and his son, Dominick, leading to their fight in this Sunday’s Survivor Series. Underdog Mysterio got a great amount of momentum in the No DQ fight against Lesnar and delivered Lesnar with the beating of a lifetime. Even Dominick got involved and performed a frog splash on Lesnar. Lesnar eventually got the win and retained his championship in a match that provided fans with many memorable moments.ALSO READ | WWE: Stone Cold Steve Austin hails Brock Lesnar as the best wrestler of the 2010s WE RECOMMEND It is no secret that Brock Lesnar is one of the most remarkable athletes in recent sports history. The agility Lesnar has exhibited for a person of his size, makes him one of the most impactful combat sports athletes in the last two decades. His daughter Mya Lesnar has not strayed away from her father’s athletic background and will now become a part of the Arizona State Sun Devils Track and Field/Cross Country team.ALSO READ | WWE: The Undertaker opens up about losing WrestleMania streak against Brock LesnarBrock Lesnar’s daughter is sixth-best shot putter in the countryThe Arizona State University fields its sports teams under the name of the “Sun Devils”. The official account for the Sun Devils Track and Field Team shared an announcement of the signing of Brock Lesnar’s daughter, Mya Lesnar, to the Sun Devils. While much is publicly not known about Lesnar’s admission into the college, it is probable that she has received a scholarship for her athletic achievements. According to the post, Lesnar is a Minnesota State Champion and the sixth-best shot putter in the United States. In 2019, Lesnar has participated in shot put and discus throw.ALSO READ | WWE Survivor Series 2019 results: Brock Lesnar brutalised, SmackDown reign supreme 9 months ago WWE RAW: Rey Mysterio to appear on RAW before facing Brock Lesnar at Survivor Series Brock Lesnar is currently married to ex-WWE Diva ‘Sable’ and has two sons with her. Before this marriage, Lesnar was engaged to Nicole McClain, with whom he had two children – Mya and Luke. Lesnar has remained very secretive about his personal life.ALSO READ | WWE Survivor Series 2019: Brock Lesnar beats Rey Mysterio to remain WWE ChampionLesnar retains the WWE Championship by a whisker 9 months ago WWE Survivor Series 2019: Brock Lesnar beats Rey Mysterio to remain WWE Champion FOLLOW US Last Updated: 27th November, 2019 16:56 IST Brock Lesnar’s Daughter Mya Lynn Is Sixth-best Shot Putter In The US WWE Champion Brock Lesnar’s daughter has followed in her father’s footsteps and earned herself a place in the Arizona State University. Read further for details 9 months ago WWE: Stone Cold Steve Austin hails Brock Lesnar as the best wrestler of the 2010s COMMENTcenter_img WATCH US LIVE Written By LIVE TV Mya Lesnar is a Minnesota state champion, the sixth-best shot-putter in the country and a future Sun Devil!Welcome to the #SunDevilFamily!#ForksUp😈 pic.twitter.com/OAH7NySPF6— Sun Devil TFXC (@SunDevilTFXC) November 22, 2019 SUBSCRIBE TO US Massacre, it is.@BrockLesnar is STILL your #WWEChampion after having to fight off BOTH @reymysterio and his son, @35_dominik! #SurvivorSeries @HeymanHustle pic.twitter.com/tVrseMTtBV— WWE (@WWE) November 25, 2019 First Published: 27th November, 2019 16:56 IST 9 months ago Rey Mysterio net worth, salary, upcoming Survivor Series fight against Brock Lesnar 9 months ago WWE: The Undertaker opens up about losing WrestleMania streak against Brock Lesnarlast_img read more