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first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Carmel Maguire InterviewOn 25 Jan 2000 in Personnel Today Carmel Maguire started as HR director at the British Library on 4 Januaryafter 26 years in personnel roles in local government. She moves from the postof assistant chief executive with responsibility for personnel at NottinghamCity Council, a post which she held for eight years.What will you miss about Nottingham?The Lace Market, Wilford Meadows Comprehensive School, where I was agovernor, and working in an office above Karen Millen, particularly at saletime.What are you looking forward to in London?Joining Friends of the Tate.The best thing about working in local government?The opportunity to make a real difference where it matters most.And the worst?PoliticiansWhy the change of sector?I was attracted by the British Library’s bold claim that it is the bestresearch establishment in the world. I wanted to be part of that.Your greatest challenge in your new job?Digitisation is on the horizon. Changes in working practices, skillsrequirements and pay and reward systems will all come out of that. Gettingpeople to buy in to the need for change is the greatest challenge.The strangest situation you have dealt with?I have a few gems from my days at Liverpool City Council during the Hattonera. My employer telling me that it was in my best interest to go out on strike”or else” was weird.What’s your greatest strength?I’m a “glass is half full” type.Your least appealing characteristic?Impatience.Your Myers Briggs type?ENTP (Extrovert, Intuitive, Thinking, Perceptive).What do you do when you are not working?I love to be with friends, even if it’s just for a pizza or a glass of wine.What would you like more time to do?Look up my family roots in Ireland.Who do you admire?Test-tube baby pioneer Dr Steptoe.Describe your idea of a perfect SundayA sleep-in snuggled up with the baby. A Sunday roast with my three sons andthe usual fun things parents get to do at the weekend – ferrying childrenabout, homework, refereeing disputes.What would you rescue if your house was on fire?My framed photo-shoot of a Paul and Linda McCartney jamming session.What are your three top books of the 20th century?Sons and Lovers by D * Lawrence, The Loved Ones by Evelyn Waugh and TheDiary of Anne Frank.Jan 2000 HR director, The British Library1992-1999 Assistant chief executive, personnel, Nottingham City CouncilJuly-Nov 1999 Seconded to the Local Government Association 1987-1992 Principal personnel officer, employee relations, then lead forthe authority on industrial relations and employment law, Hereford andWorcester County Councillast_img read more

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first_imgNew method helps Vermonters improve local internet accessibilityThe Vermont Telecommunications Authority has launched a mechanism that allows Vermonters to help cover wireless access for their neighborhoods. Available on the VTA website (http://www.telecomVT.org(link is external)), residents can sign up to offer their property silo, top of their barn, roof of their home or office, hilltop, and church steeple to an internet or service provider. Several farmers have already signed up and are offering use of their silos, and the Legislature has listed all of Vermonts public properties. Each site must match and maintain certain criteria, which is available in detail on the companys website. Once registered, an interested service provider will contact the lister directly to organize details. The sites can be offered for free, as public service, or for a lease fee. The new initiative is expected to dramatically increase internet access across the state.last_img read more

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first_imgSpring is a time for sunshine… and spending! Before you blow your budget read on for tips on the best and worst things to purchase in the month of May.Three things to buyMattressesWarm weather means visitors so your guest room better be in tip-top shape. After you’ve done your spring-cleaning and decluttered your home, research Memorial Day bargains for mattress sales. According to Sleep.org, the newest mattress models hit the market between May and September.Outdoor gearBefore you plan summer getaways, make sure you have all the proper equipment. Whether you’re heading to the campground or the beach, get ahead of the game when it comes to buying those beach chairs. In the midst of summer vacation season when demand is high, things are always marked up so stock up now before it gets expensive.RefrigeratorsAppliance manufacturers typically release new models at the end of May. Therefore, over Memorial Day weekend as new products come in, retailers will mark old models down to make room for the newest items.Three things not to buySwimwearLike outdoor equipment, swimsuits will be a hot commodity come May but also tend to be a bit more expensive. Plan in advance and purchase them during cold weather months, as chances are they will be significantly marked down.Apple laptopsAt their Worldwide Developers Conference in June, Apple will announce new products and designs for their popular laptop computers. As with their iPhones, once a new Apple laptop drops, the demand is so strong for the latest and greatest that the older models often go by the wayside. If you can hold out and don’t need the newest version, take advantage of expected price drops on older ones.JewelryMother’s Day is around the corner, but so is a spike in jewelry prices. Instead of purchasing something sparkly and not getting the best bang for your buck, opt for a less traditional gift for Mom. Check out Etsy for more thoughtful personalized gifts or treat her to a spa package for some well-deserved pampering. 77SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Wendy Moody Wendy Moody is a Senior Editor with CUInsight.com. Wendy works with the editorial team to help edit the content including current news, press releases, jobs and events. She keeps … Web: www.cuinsight.com Detailslast_img read more

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first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Account takeover fraud is ramping up to an “industrial scale,” according to one analyst who says many financial institutions are not prepared to defend against “Fraud, Incorporated.”Trace Fooshee, senior analyst at Aite Group, told CUToday.info financial institutions are now getting caught off guard as crooks rapidly increase the size and scale of account takeover crime.“It is not that they are caught unaware that these attacks are happening, they are caught off guard by the sheer number of them,” said Fooshee.Account takeover fraud is a form of identity theft where a third party gains access to unique details of a trusted user’s online accounts. By posing as the real customer or member, fraudsters can change account details, make purchases, withdraw funds, and even leverage the stolen information to access other accounts. continue reading »last_img read more

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first_imgApr 10, 2009No low-path spread in Kentucky poultryVeterinary officials in Kentucky said yesterday that initial tests of poultry within a 2-mile radius of a commercial farm where birds showed exposure to the low-pathogenic H7N9 avian influenza were negative for the virus. Further tests are pending, and authorities said they will expand testing to a 10-km (6.2-mile) radius. Local and state health officials are following up on potential human exposure to the virus.Expert: Egypt’s H5N1 spike points to policy gapsThe recent spike in H5N1 avian influenza illnesses in Egypt, particularly among children, is a sign of gaps in disease prevention policies and efforts, a virology expert in Egypt said yesterday. Diaa Salman told Daily News Egypt that the country should consider upgrading its laboratory capabilities, reassess components of the poultry vaccine policy, and foster inter-departmental collaboration on monitoring wild birds and virus changes. He added that the health ministry and local authorities need to do more to ensure that farmers in rural areas are applying biosecurity measures to their backyard flocks.Researchers find low-path exposure in US turkey workersA serologic investigation of turkey farm workers found that they were exposed to a several low-pathogenic avian influenza subtypes, according to a study in the Apr 8 early online edition of Zoonoses and Public Health. They looked for serologic evidence of exposure to eight avian influenza subtypes in 95 adults with occupational exposure to turkeys. They found that the workers had been exposed to five of the subtypes (H4, H5, H6, H9, and H10) and had antibody titers that were 3.9 to 15.3 times higher than those without occupational exposure. The authors said the findings suggest agriculture workers should be included in pandemic influenza priority groups and that more surveillance should be done at both commercial and small-scale poultry farms.[Apr 8 Zoonoses and Public Health abstract]Texas fines PCA plant $14 millionThe Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS) assessed the Peanut Corporation of America’s (PCA) Plainview plant—implicated in a nationwide Salmonella outbreak—$14.6 million in administrative penalties for allegedly violating state food safety regulations. The charges include unsanitary conditions, product contamination, illnesses from peanuts processed at the plant, and operating for nearly 4 years without a state food manufacturers license. The TDSHS said PCA can pay the penalty, ask for an informal conference to discuss the allegations and penalty, or request a formal administrative hearing.[Apr 9 TDSHS press release]No source found on E coli O111 outbreakIn a final report on the nation’s largest Escherichia coli O111 outbreak, linked in August 2008 to a Locust Grove, Okla., restaurant, officials said they still don’t know the food or environmental source of the pathogen, though the investigation revealed that it was a point-source outbreak. Investigators weren’t able to determine the mode of the outbreak, though they said evidence suggests ongoing E coli O111 transmission to restaurant patrons between Aug 15 and Aug 24, 2008. The outbreak was linked to 341 cases, 70 hospitalizations, and 1 death.Tests show no Salmonella in NY pistachio plantThe New York State Department of Agriculture (NYSDA) announced today that food and environmental samples from a Setton Farms facility in Commack, N.Y., were negative for Salmonella. Kraft Foods previously found four Salmonella strains in Setton Farms pistachios used in certain brands of trail mix, and the findings have sparked a national recall of many products that contain pistachios. No illnesses have yet to be officially linked to the contaminated pistachios.[Apr 10 NYSDA press release]last_img read more

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first_imgAlso at stake — public education, the environment, pension rights and the right to unionize. These issues are critical to millions of citizens, and we cannot put them at risk.Then there’s the money. Millions of taxpayer dollars would be wasted. Many of the delegates to past conventions have been elected officials and political insiders. Since delegates receive a stipend, it means that elected officials who serve as delegates are, essentially, double dipping. Those extra dips are costly. Delegates would receive compensation equal to that of a state Assembly member. That amount is currently $79,500. I don’t begrudge officials their salary. I do mind giving them this salary twice.Change can be necessary and good, but change must be carefully considered. It’s in our best interest to vote no on a constitutional convention. We don’t want to pay double to delegates for work that could be done in the Assembly and Senate. More importantly, we don’t want to endanger the rights for which people have fought for many, many years.Save the taxpayers’ money and save the taxpayers’ rights. Vote no for the constitutional convention this year.Martha MeskutoveczGlenville More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the census While a state constitutional convention sounds like a good idea, the truth is that it isn’t. We need to vote no this November.A convention could make changes affecting nearly everyone. Many of the protections we have are due to our current state constitution. Millions of unionized workers could see their right to collective bargaining affected. Civil service positions could be impacted.center_img Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img read more

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first_img March 27, 2007PENSACOLA, Fla. – Playing for the first time in nine days, top-ranked West Florida continued their winning ways with a 7-2 win over 14th ranked BYU-Hawaii on Tuesday at the Ralph “Skeeter” Carson Tennis Complex. West Florida (16-2) won their third straight, while BYU-Hawaii (9-1) dropped to 4-10 all-time against West Florida.West Florida started the match by sweeping the doubles competition. The Argonauts fourth-ranked doubles team of Nicolas Barrientos (Cali, Colombia) and Dante Bottini (Buenos Aires, Argentina) improved to 13-3 on the season with their first position doubles win.West Florida also won four of the six singles matches in straight sets. Fourth-ranked Diego Zorzi (Buenos Aires, Argentina) and ninth-ranked Bottini only lost five games in their straight set wins. Zorzi remained perfect in singles at 9-0 while Bottini improved to 8-3 on the season.West Florida will return to action on Tuesday against 13th ranked UC-San Diego. West Florida leads the all-time series, 3-0. The match will begin at 2 p.m. CST at the Ralph “Skeeter” Carson Tennis Complex.RESULTS#1 Singles: #9 Dante Bottini (UWF) def. A.J. Bartlett (BYUH), 6-1, 6-4#2 Singles: #4 Diego Zorzi (UWF) def. Junyoung Kim (BYUH), 6-4, 6-1#3 Singles: #38 Nicolas Barrientos (UWF) def. Tomas Hladil (BYUH), 6-2, 6-4#4 Singles: Jakub Huza (BYUH) def. #44 Eduardo Cavasotti (UWF), 6-4, 6-4#5 Singles: Luis Arboleda (UWF) def. Marvin So’onalole (BYUH), 6-2, 7-5#6 Singles: Chris Rice (BYUH) def. Luiz Bernardi (UWF), 6-1, 6-3#1 Doubles: #4 N. Barrientos/D. Bottini (UWF) def. #24 J. Kim/A.J. Bartlett (BYUH), 8-3#2 Doubles: D. Zorzi/E. Cavasotti (UWF) def. J. Huza/T. Hladil (BYUH), 8-3#3 Doubles: E. Cavasotti/L. Bernardi (UWF) def. M. So’onalole/C. Rice (BYUH), 8-6<>Print Friendly Version Top-Ranked Argonauts Win Third Straight Sharelast_img read more

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first_imgBen Chiarot (sheh-RAHT’) scored his second of the game 58 seconds into OT to send the Capitals to their fifth loss in six games.The Caps grabbed a share of the division lead with the Penguins’ 4-0 loss to the Maple Leafs. Jake Muzzin (MUH’-zihn) had a goal and two assists to back Frederik Andersen, who made 24 saves in his second shutout of the season and 18th of his career.William Nylander (NEE’-lan-dur), Kasperi Kapanen (kas-PEHR’-ee KAP’-ah-nehn) and Zach Hyman also tallied as Toronto regained third place in the Atlantic Division.Elsewhere on NHL ice:— Tampa Bay’s team-record, 11-game winning streak is over after Alec Martinez had a goal and an assist in his Vegas debut to guide a 5-3 victory over the Lightning. Paul Stastny (STAS’-nee), Mark Stone, Ryan Reaves and Max Pacioretty (pash-uh-REH’-tee) also scored as Vegas won its fourth in a row and improved to 8-3-2 under coach Pete DeBoer (deh-BOHR’). Also, in the NBA:— Warriors guard Klay Thompson will not play this season, though it has not been ruled out that he could still compete in the Olympics this summer. It was expected that Thompson would miss the entire season as he recovers from a torn knee ligament.— Timberwolves forward Jake Layman has been cleared to return to practice, but star center Karl-Anthony Towns remains sidelined. Towns is awaiting clearance for a sprained left wrist. Layman already has missed 39 games and will miss at least four more with a sprained left toe suffered Nov. 18 at Utah. The 6-foot-8 Layman was averaging a career-best 10.5 points over the first 14 games in his first season with the Wolves.NFL-NEWSNFL owners approve negotiated terms for new labor agreement Update on the latest sports — No. 24 Arizona rolled to an 89-63 rout of Oregon State behind Josh Green’s 18 points. Nico Mannion added 16 points and six assists for the Wildcats.NHL-SCHEDULECaps fall despite Ovie’s 699thUNDATED (AP) — Alex Ovechkin (oh-VEHCH’-kihn) finally moved closer to the 700-goal plateau, but the Washington Capitals failed to regain first place in the NHL’s Metropolitan Division.Ovechkin ended a five-game point drought by netting his 699th career goal in the Caps’ 4-3 loss to Montreal. The left wing fired up the crowd by scoring in seven minutes in and came close to reaching 700 goals on a bang-bang play in the third period. Instead, Ovechkin continues his quest to become the eighth player in NHL history to get to 700. The organization says both programs committed a series of violations between 2015 and 2018. The violations centered around both programs exceeding the number of allotted practices during that time.Former men’s basketball coach Kevin Stallings was given a three-year show-cause order, meaning he must sit out 30% of his new team’s games if he is hired during the three-year window of the show-cause order. Stallings is currently out of coaching. Former director of basketball operations Dan Cage also faces a three-year show-cause order.UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN DOCTOR-INVESTIGATIONUniversity of Michigan investigates doctor sex abuse claimsANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Another man has come forward to publicly accuse a late University of Michigan physician of sexual abuse decades ago. T25 MEN’S BASKETBALL-SCHEDULEGonzaga continues winning streakUNDATED (AP) — Second-ranked Gonzaga earned its 19th straight victory and clinched at least a share of an eighth consecutive West Coast Conference regular-season title.Killian Tillie scored 22 points and grabbed nine rebounds as the Bulldogs whipped San Francisco, 71-54. Filip Petrusev delivered 16 points and Ryan Woolridge 12 for the Zags, who squeezed out a four-point win over the Dons on Feb. 1.Gonzaga trailed by nine at halftime before outscoring San Francisco, 49-23 the rest of the way. February 21, 2020 BASEL, Switzerland (AP) — Roger Federer will miss the French Open and no fewer than three other tournaments while he is sidelined for at least four months after having arthroscopic surgery on his right knee Wednesday.The 20-time Grand Slam champion posted on Facebook Thursday that his knee had been bothering him for a while. It’s only the second operation for the 38-year-old Federer. Wimbledon starts June 29.NCAA-PITTSBURGH-VIOLATIONSPitt hoops, football placed on 3 years’ probation by NCAAINDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The University of Pittsburgh football and men’s basketball programs have been placed on probation for three years by the NCAA. NEW YORK (AP) — NFL owners have voted to accept the negotiated terms for a new collective bargaining agreement, putting the onus on players who plan to hold a conference call Friday.Team representatives were summoned to New York to discuss the proposal with the league eager to reach a collective bargaining agreement with the players in the next few weeks. The current deal runs out in March 2021.Among the items in that proposal are a 17-game schedule, a reduction of the preseason and an increase to the current 27% share of revenues for the players.A second bye week to go with a 17th game is also being considered, although almost certainly not for the 2020 season. The expansion of the playoffs easily could occur this year, however.In other NFL news: In other MLB news:— Yankees right-hander Luis Severino has been shut down from throwing for the second consecutive spring training, this time because of right forearm soreness. Severino, who turned 26 on Thursday, was sidelined until the final weeks of the regular season last year.  — Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco felt discomfort in his right leg during a spring training workout and is having tests. The 32-year-old Carrasco made an inspiring comeback last season after being diagnosed with leukemia. The team plans to provide an update on his status on Friday.PGA-MEXICO CHAMPIONSHIPMcIlroy sizzles in Mexico City — The 76ers are an NBA-best 26-2 at home after Joel Embiid (joh-EHL’ ehm-BEED’) provided 39 points and 16 rebounds in a 112-104 overtime win against the Nets. Alec Burks added 19 points, including a pair of layups in overtime that gave Philadelphia the lead for good.— The Kings were 129-125 winners over the Grizzlies as Harrison Barnes scored a season-high 32 points and matched his career high with seven 3-pointers. De’Aaron Fox added 26 and Buddy Hield (heeld) chipped in 20, including four free throws in the final seconds.— Malik Monk dropped in 25 points and Miles Bridges contributed 22 in the Hornets’ third straight win, 103-93 at Chicago. Charlotte let a 21-point lead in the third quarter shrink to two before hanging on.NBA-NEWSIrving done for season In other top-25 finals:— Alonzo Verge Jr. scored 26 points and Rob Edwards added 24 in Arizona State’s sixth straight win, 77-72 versus No. 14 Oregon. The Ducks blew an 11-point, second-half lead before Edwards drained a 3-pointer to highlight a 6-0 spurt that put Arizona State ahead for good.— McKinley Wright IV had 15 points and Tyler Bey added 14 with 11 boards as No. 18 Colorado eked out a 70-66 win against Southern California. Shane Gatling chipped in 13 points as one of five Buffaloes to score in double-figures.— Luka Garza scored 24 points and 20th-rated Iowa opened on a 27-8 run in an 85-76 win over No. 25 Ohio State. It was his 12th consecutive game of 20 points or more in Big Ten play, the longest streak for an Iowa player in 49 seasons and the most by any conference player in the last 20 years.— TJ Haws had 28 points as 23rd-ranked Brigham Young won its seventh straight game, defeating Santa Clara 85-75.center_img MLB-NEWSPhils beat Realmuto in arbitrationUNDATED (AP) — The Phillies won their arbitration case against All-Star catcher J.T. Realmuto (ree-al-MOO’-toh), putting teams ahead of players 7-4 this year and ensuring clubs will finish with a winning record.Realmuto will get a raise from $6.05 million to $10 million instead of his $12.4 million request.Realmuto was acquired from the Marlins just before spring training last year and earned its second straight All-Star selection. He finished the season batting .275 with 25 home runs and 83 RBIs. — St. Louis posted a 1-0 win over the Coyotes as Jordan Binnington needed to stop just 14 shots for his second consecutive shutout and eighth of his career. Antti Raanta stopped 45 of the Blues’ season-high 46 shots, surrendering only Ryan O’Reilly’s goal with eight minutes remaining.— The Flyers erased a two-goal deficit before Kevin Hayes scored 3:51 into overtime to send Philadelphia past Columbus, 4-3. The Blue Jackets led 3-1 until Nicolas Aube-Kubel (oh-BAY’ koo-BEHL’) and Claude Giroux (juh-ROO’) tallied 1:26 apart to tie it.— Mark Scheifele (SHY’-flee) snapped a 12-game scoring drought with three power-play goals in the Jets’ 5-1 thumping of the Senators. Kyle Connor and Nikolaj Ehlers (NIH’-koh-ly EE’-lurz) also scored for the Jets, who improved to 7-2-1 over their last 10 to move into the first wild-card spot in the Western Conference.— Gabriel Vilardi had a goal and an assist in his NHL debut to carry the Kings past the Panthers, 5-4. The 11th overall pick in the 2017 draft scored the fastest rookie debut goal in Kings history when he fired a wrist shot past Florida’s Sergei Bobrovsky (boh-BRAHV’-skee) 86 seconds into the game and 10 seconds after hitting the ice.— Mackenzie Blackwood won his fifth straight start by making 36 saves in the Devils’ 2-1 verdict over the Sharks. Defenseman P.K. Subban (SOO’-ban) scored the winner on a power play early in the third period. Giannis Antetokounmpo (YAH’-nihs an-teh-toh-KOON’-poh) had 33 points and 16 rebounds as the Bucks mauled the Detroit Pistons, 126-106. Antetokounmpo was 13 of 18 from the field and played just under 32 minutes with the game well in hand by intermission.The Bucks led 70-41 at halftime and by as many as 34 in the second half of their 15th win in 17 games. Former Piston Khris Middleton added 28 points and Eric Bledsoe chipped in 18 as Milwaukee improved to a league-best 47-8.Checking out Thursday’s other completed NBA action:— James Harden’s 29 points and 10 assists were among the Rockets’ highlights in a 135-105 dismantling of the Warriors. P.J. Tucker was 5-for-5 from 3-point range as Houston set a team-record with 25 buckets from beyond the arc. Russell Westbrook had 21 points and 10 assists before being ejected.— Trae Young poured in a career-high 50 points and the Hawks closed on a 10-0 run to beat the Heat, 129-124. Young made 18 of 19 free throws and 8 of 15 3-pointers to help Atlanta overcome Bam Adebayo’s (ad-ah-BAY’-ohz) 28 points and season-high 19 rebounds for Miami. MEXICO CITY (AP) — Rory McIlroy is the leader through one round of the Mexico Championship, two strokes ahead of Bubba Watson and Justin Thomas.McIlroy ripped a 4-iron from 275 yards into the thin air at Chapultepec to 15 feet for eagle on his second hole Thursday, made five more birdies and opened the Mexico Championship with a 6-under 65. This is the only World Golf Championship that McIlroy hasn’t won as he tries to join Dustin Johnson as the only players to win all four of them.Bryson DeChambeau and Billy Horschel are tied with Louis Oosthuizen (WUHST’-hy-zehn) and Corey Connors at minus-3, while Hideki Matsuyama (maht-soo-YAH’-mah), Paul Casey, Patrick Reed and Lee Westwood are among six players at 2 under.TENNIS-FEDERER-SURGERYRoger Federer has knee surgery, will miss French Open UNDATED (AP) — Players on the U.S. women’s national team are seeking more than $66 million in damages as part of their gender discrimination lawsuit against the U.S. Soccer Federation. The damages were revealed in a slew of court papers filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles ahead of a scheduled May trial. The women’s national team sued the federation last year alleging unequal pay and treatment than players on the men’s national team. Among the dozens of documents were the separate collective bargaining agreements of the U.S. men’s and women’s teams. The collective bargaining agreements showed a disparity in bonuses but also highlighted the different pay structures between the two teams. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNBA-SCHEDULEGreek Freak, Bucks roll past PistonsUNDATED (AP) — The NBA’s top team and the reigning MVP showed no rust following the All-Star break. UNDATED (AP) — The Brooklyn Nets will wind up getting very little production from free-agent pickups Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant this season.The Nets say Irving will undergo season-ending surgery to repair a right shoulder that has bothered the six-time All-Star since November. Coach Kenny Atkinson said earlier this week that the point guard was still having trouble with the shoulder that sidelined him for 26 games earlier this season.Irving appeared in just 20 games this season, averaging 27.4 points, 6.4 assists and 5.2 rebounds.The Nets continue to wait for Durant to recover from Achilles surgery that has kept him off the court all season.Durant and Irving were two of the NBA’s prized offseason signings last summer. — Browns Pro Bowl wide receiver Jarvis Landry has undergone hip surgery after initially opting not to have the operation. Landry was bothered by his hip all last season, but still finished with a team-leading 83 catches for 1,1174 yards and six touchdowns.— The Bears have signed tight end Demetrius Harris to a one-year contract. The 6-foot-7 Harris has 72 receptions for 754 and nine touchdowns over six seasons with the Chiefs and Browns. He was released by Cleveland this week.— Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen will become a free agent for the first time in his 11-year career. Griffen has chosen to exercise his option to void the remaining three years on his contract. The move will clear more than $13 million off the books for 2020 for the salary cap-strapped Vikings.— An attorney for New Orleans’ Roman Catholic archdiocese is strongly defending the Saints’ public-relations help in dealing with the clergy sex abuse crisis. He says the legal effort to unseal emails between them is aimed at trying to shame those “who had the audacity” to back the church. Thursday’s hearing comes amid claims the Saints joined the church in a pattern of concealing sexual abuse, an allegation the team denies.— Dan Radakovich, who starred as a linebacker at Penn State in the 1950s before winning two Super Bowls as an assistant with the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 1970s, has died. Radakovich was 84. Associated Press Gary Bailey said Thursday that Dr. Robert E. Anderson molested him during a medical exam in 1968 or 1969. Bailey says he filed an official complaint with the university at the time but never heard anything back.The university says it has received 22 calls to a hotline since Wednesday when it announced an investigation into Anderson. Police started investigating Anderson in July 2018 after a former student athlete alleged abuse by Anderson in the 1970s. Officials have acknowledged that some university employees were aware of accusations against the doctor prior to a 2018 complaint that led to a police investigation. Anderson died in 2008.University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel has apologized to “anyone who was harmed” by Anderson.SOCCER-EQUAL PAYAmerican women seek more than $66M in damages from US Soccerlast_img read more

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first_imgOver the previous three years, Álvarez had metronome-like consistency, posting ERAs of 3.49, 3.45 and 3.88. Each year he also pitched exactly 64 games.This season, he’s pitched more often and better, lowering his ERA to 2.61 after Friday’s game. He’s allowed 7.7 hits per nine innings, a career-best. He’s also improved his strikeout rate each year, from 7.9 to to 8.0 to 8.3 to 8.6 per nine innings, although that could be more about the changing approach of hitters than anything Álvarez has done.To pitching coach Charlie Nagy, Álvarez has been valuable for his durability and consistency.“They are hard to find, (relievers) who have been as consistent as he’s been,” Nagy said. “I think he’s gotten better every year.”Álvarez is one of only four players on the team to have been active every day of this injury-ravaged season. The other three are also relievers: Blake Parker, Cam Bedrosian and Noé Ramírez. NEW SPOT FOR OHTANIScioscia tried a new lineup Saturday night, moving Shohei Ohtani into the cleanup spot, in between Mike Trout and Justin Upton.He said they are going to take a look at this alignment against right-handed pitchers, with Upton hitting behind Trout against lefties.Prior to Saturday’s game, Upton had hit immediately behind Trout in all but two of the games they both played. Those were in May, when Trout had a two-game cameo in the leadoff spot and Ohtani hit second.Ohtani has been hot for about five weeks – hitting .361 with 10 homers and a 1.272 OPS in his previous 26 games – but for most of that time the Angels were without Trout or Upton. Trout jammed his wrist and then missed time for a death in his family, and Upton then suffered a lacerated finger and a concussion.Since Aug. 1, the Angels have played only four games with Trout, Upton and Ohtani in the lineup together.COUNTING INNINGSScioscia said the Angels have not discussed putting a cap on Felix Peña’s innings as he approaches the end of his first season as a major league starter.“I think he’s still fresh,” Scioscia said Saturday, a day after Peña pitched seven innings for the second consecutive start.Peña, 28, has pitched 109 innings this season, including 75-2/3 innings in the majors. As a reliever in the previous two years, he maxed out at 80 innings. Peña did throw 131-2/3 innings as a starter in the minors in 2015.JC Ramírez, another reliever converted to starter with the Angels, doubled his innings from 2016 to 2017. He ended up requiring Tommy John surgery. Ramírez, however, was five years removed from being a starter.ALSOTyler Skaggs (groin) had an extended bullpen session, simulating the break between innings, on Saturday in Arizona. Skaggs will be re-evaluated in the coming days and could next face hitters in a simulated game…Nick Tropeano (shoulder) has not yet progressed to throwing off a mound, leaving a question about whether he’ll be able to return before the end of the season.UP NEXTAngels (LHP Andrew Heaney, 8-9, 4.16) at White Sox (RHP Reynaldo Lopez, 5-9, 4.37), Sunday, 11 a.m., Fox Sports West, KLAA (830 AM). CHICAGO — José Álvarez jogged to the mound Friday night, recorded his three outs, and then jogged off, finishing another workday in the anonymity of middle relief.All the Angels’ lefty has done is pitch, more often than anyone else in the American League.Álvarez’s league-leading 70th appearance was clean and boring, another zero for a player who has received little recognition for what he’s done.“He’s quietly having a terrific season for us,” Manager Mike Scioscia said Saturday. “He’s really doing a great job for us.”center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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