Professional dilemmas

first_imgProfessional dilemmasOn 1 Apr 2003 in Personnel Today Do you have an e-learning problem? Then ask our experts to find a solution.E-mail it to the address at the bottom of the page Q How can I ensure that my learning management solution helps improveorganisational performance, as well as track a learner’s progress? A Organisations must select a solution that enables them to customisethe training, make training flexible and provide a central database to trackemployee skills so employees are matched to the right tasks. The defining feature of learning management solutions is that they enableemployees to participate in a training curriculum that has been customised tothe skillset and role of the individual. Their capabilities extend beyond theexpertise of in-house trainers. They allow training managers to personalisetraining pathways to the individual needs. More traditional methods lack a customised approach because they involve employeesof different skill and education levels, requiring the trainer to generalisethe subject matter and miss opportunities to address issues specific to any oneindividual. Companies can also tailor the solution to align with incentive programmes,so employees could, for example, find out if there was a post-course salaryupgrade available online without having to ask HR professionals to researchthis information. Organisations must seek out a solution that enables employees to accesstraining sessions over their PCs at their convenience and preferred location.Many solutions today allow training for employees whether at work, home, oreven in another country. Companies must also look for a learning solution that monitors employees’progress and guides them towards developing individual talents and skillsrequired to be successful in their position. Some provide central informationon skills developed company-wide, allowing managerial access to reviewemployees’ knowledge sets and educational levels. Companies can put thisinformation to good use straight away by deploying staff members to specificprojects that call upon the knowledge recently acquired. Response from Lisa Clark, education services director for SAP UK andIreland Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

Myers, Robert S. 85 of Somers Point, NJ

first_imgMyers, Robert S. 85 of Somers Point, NJ passed away on Thursday, October 27, 2016 at Shore Medical Center in Somers Point, NJ.Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was formerly of Ocean City, NJ moving to Somers Point, NJ 18 years ago.He worked as Vice President for Pennsylvania Lumbermen’s Mutual Insurance Company in Philadelphia, PA for 35 years before his retirement in 1990.Mr. Myers was a Veteran of the Korean Conflict serving with the United States Army. He was a member of St. Joseph’s RC Church in Somers Point, NJ, a former member of St. Frances Cabrini Church in Ocean City, NJ where he served as Treasurer, and a member of the Archie Harris Booster Club.He was predeceased by his wife, Mary Esther Myers. Surviving are four children, Diane Wagner (Kenneth) of Palermo, NJ, Patricia Moran (Michael) of Dover, DE, Robert Myers (Della) of Somers Point, NJ Edward Myers (Barbara) of Greenfield, NJ, 12 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.A Mass of Christian Burial was offered Wednesday, November 2, 2016, morning at 11 o’clock from St. Joseph’s RC Church, 606 Shore Road, Somers Point, NJ where friends may call from ten o’clock until the time of mass. Burial will follow in Seaside Cemetery, Palermo, NJ.Memorial contributions in his memory may be made to St. Joseph’s Church, Somers Point, NJ 08244 or the Ocean City Humane Society, One Shelter Road, Ocean City, NJ 08226.For condolences to the family, visit www.godfreyfuneralhome.com.last_img read more

In Peabody’s Hometown, Calls for a ‘Societal Shift’

first_imgIn Peabody’s Hometown, Calls for a ‘Societal Shift’ FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Jacob Barker for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:Speakers urged a societal shift away from coal because of air pollution and its high carbon emissions and global warming potential. Others worried a bankrupt Peabody might walk away from mine cleanup costs.The protest was coordinated by Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment, or MORE, which has targeted Peabody over the years. It was meant to “send a message” to the bankruptcy judge to keep the miner from shedding mine cleanup obligations in court, said Jeff Ordower, a MORE organizer.The bankruptcies of Peabody and other large coal companies, including Creve Coeur-based Arch Coal, have drawn attention to the companies’ practice of guaranteeing many mine cleanups with their own assets rather than insurance.Arch Coal has received bankruptcy court approval to pledge $75 million for self-bonding liabilities exceeding $450 million. Peabody has roughly $1.5 billion in self-bonding cleanup liabilities.Even in bankruptcy, Peabody draws coal protesterslast_img read more

Triple Torment

first_imgRelief efforts stretched statewide October 1, 2004 Jan Pudlow Associate Editor Regular News Associate Editor Florida Rural Legal Services lawyers have plenty of experience helping clients deal with crises.But after Hurricane Frances battered Florida’s East Coast, employees of the Ft. Pierce FRLS are now without an office to call home and have their own disaster to overcome.The seawall behind the rented office near the Intracoastal Waterway broke, sending a muddy mix all over the floor. Then, the ceiling collapsed, so in poured even more water. There’s no power, no phone service, and no way to stay — yet their clients’ needs can’t wait.“We just heard from our landlord yesterday, and he will have to totally redo the building and that will take months and months,” Christine Larson, deputy director of FRLS, said September 15, 10 days after Ft. Pierce felt Frances’ fury.“One of my employees is sleeping in a tent in her yard. They are all heroic and under stress,” said Larson, who added that all 13 counties in the FRLS service area have been declared disaster areas by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.Meanwhile, the Ft. Pierce staff will commute to the West Palm Beach satellite office—including one paralegal who must travel 70 miles. Some closed files were damaged, but, mercifully, open files were spared water damage and have been moved. In the same building in West Palm Beach, Bill Fraser, director of litigation of the Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, has offered to take in FRLS employees that won’t fit into the FRLS satellite office across the hall.A similar blow was leveled on the Kissimmee office of Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida.“During Charley, the hurricane ripped our roof off and completely drenched everything in the office,” said Bill Abbuehl.“The office will have to be gutted. We have had to move out and now have a temporary location several blocks away. We hope to move into our temporary location by the end of the week,” Abbuehl said September 17.“It will take at least eight months or so to get the building renovated enough that we can reuse it. Everything was damaged: computers, copy machines, and client files. We even had to send client files to a place in Atlanta to dry them out, to freeze-dry them and send them back to us.”Yet more episodes in the horrific hurricane season of 2004 that brought three killer storms ashore in Florida in just 35 days, causing dozens of deaths, leaving thousands without homes, millions without power, and racking up billions of dollars in damage.First Charley struck Southwest Florida on August 13, with a surprise sudden turn into Punta Gorda with 145-mph wind gusts, killing 27 people and causing $7 billion in damage.Three weeks later followed Frances—bringing the official death toll for the two storms to a total of 60 people, 35 of those in Florida—and leaving more than 700,000 without power north of Palm Beach more than a week after the Sept. 5 Category 2 hurricane hit on the Atlantic Coast.Rounding out the triple torment was Ivan, a major Category 4 storm with 130-mph winds.Blasting ashore at Gulf Shores, Alabama, in the wee morning hours of September 16, Ivan pummeled Florida’s Panhandle with powerful winds that crumbled a section of the Interstate 10 bridge over Escambia Bay, 10-to-16 foot storm surges that demolished beachfront homes, rainfall that swelled rivers to flood stage, and spawned a dozen tornadoes. In all, Ivan claimed at least 45 lives.The next day, on September 17, Florida Bar President-elect Alan Bookman stood in a long line at a Sam’s, one of the few stores powered by a generator, to buy Gatorade and pineapple. He was amazed the News got through on his cell phone to take his damage assessment.Though his own home fared well, Bookman said many trees crashed into houses, and there are many gaping holes in roofs. His downtown law office and courts won’t be operational for a while, he said.“Power won’t be available for three weeks, and the water and sewer systems have been destroyed,” Bookman said.“I just ran into a solo practitioner who recently opened her office here, and she doesn’t know how she’s going to pay her rent.”Looking at Pensacola’s judicial center, Bookman said, “A number of judges’ chambers windows were blown out. God knows what their indoor chambers look like.”Through it all, one hurricane after another, some Florida lawyers have gone above and beyond to help hurricane victims:• More than 650 lawyers have volunteered to help staff the toll-free hotline for hurricane victims who cannot afford to hire a lawyer: (866) 550-2929, which received about 1,200 calls as of 5 p.m. September 10, six days before Ivan struck.• Lawyers have shown up at FEMA Recovery Centers ready to volunteer for face-to-face assistance with questions ranging from insurance claims to home repair contracts to mortgage foreclosure problems to replacement of wills and other lost documents.Still other lawyers struck out on their own to deliver help and hope.The week after Charley’s ravage, the Miami law firm of Pathman Lewis packed a U-Haul truck with relief supplies — water, food, diapers, toys, batteries, food, and gas grills — and headed to Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda.“This is an important time for everyone to work together and provide assistance for our communities,” said Wayne Pathman, managing partner at Pathman Lewis.Even though it was a dozen years ago, Pathman said, “The memories of Hurricane Andrew are still fresh in our minds, and we know what the people who have just been hit by Charley are going through. Whatever help we can offer, we will.”For two days, attorneys forgot about billable hours and slept in tents, grilling hamburgers and hotdogs, and passing out supplies. They were also willing to give free legal advice to residents worried about everything from making car payments to filing insurance claims.“We know that our part is only a minor element of the unified relief efforts of thousands of people, but we wanted to do something,” added Hal Lewis, who noted the firm spent more than $15,000 in supplies and rental fees and did not bill hours to clients during this time.“What’s important here is giving people hope that there is relief and that people do care,” Pathman said.Mark Arnold, of Holland & Knight in Miami, says it’s easy to look out the window and see blue skies and sunshine and forget how huge the need remains for people in hurricane-devastated parts of the state.As the district representative of the ABA Young Lawyers Division, it’s Arnold’s job to help mobilize lawyers to coordinate volunteer activities after a disaster, through an agreement with FEMA. Arnold is coordinating that effort with the Bar’s Young Lawyers Division.“The problem is Florida has been taxed so heavily, both emotionally and economically, that we have had enough,” Arnold said. But the enormous effort to help hurricane victims is “not a one-week, two-week project. The legal problems of the victims of these hurricanes will last for months to come.”Arnold stressed there any many ways to help: “We would implore the lawyers in areas affected to help out in any and all ways they can, particularly through sister legal services, making monetary contributions, or just volunteering their time in local communities.”Before Ivan made landfall, Florida Bar YLD President Mike Faehner said: “It finally finishes the puzzle that every part of Florida gets hit with a hurricane. After Ivan goes through, every single circuit in Florida will have been affected by hurricanes. We definitely need volunteers. The concern the judges have at this point is if we don’t take care of the legal needs of these people, the courts will be bogged down in hurricane litigation. I’d like to call out to all attorneys: Look, you’ve got your paying clients, but if you have all these clients coming to court as a result of hurricanes, we are not doing anything to help the system.”Category 5 Hurricane Andrew in 1992, Faehner said, “took five to six years to get rid of all of the litigation. That was just one circuit.”Proud of nearly 700 lawyers who have already stepped up to the plate for hurricane relief, Faehner noted, “That’s really exciting. But it’s only 1 percent of the members of the Bar. I think in order to effectively deal with this, if we had 4 or 5 percent, we’ll be able to stabilize the system a lot quicker.”Christine Larson, of Florida Rural Legal Services, can’t say enough to praise her staff, who continue to help people’s lives, while struggling to rebuild their own. Examples of dedicated employees flow from her lips: The pair of paralegals, Angie Vega and Maria Karlberg, who drove every day from Lakeland to Wauchula, because the FEMA Recovery Center had no one who could speak Spanish and they could. Employees in Ft. Pierce, with babies in tow, braved the damaged office, in the heat and the dark, to salvage clients’ files.And Larson herself, though she wants no special credit, pulled up a chair at a table at the FEMA Recovery Center in Port Charlotte, after Hurricane Charley devastated the area.“People come in and they are in crisis. I had some poor gentleman who rode his bike all the way to the FEMA Recovery Center to talk to us. He said his workers’ comp check was due the day Charley struck and it never came and he was behind in his rent. He wondered if that would be a defense to being evicted. I had to tell him the statute never contemplated a disaster. Sometimes the news is not very good,” Larson said. “The good news was the shelter was open and he could go sleep there.”Another woman weathered Charley inside a 1962 single-wide mobile home with her two grandchildren, only to find out that the man who owns the lot where she pays rent wants to use the land for more lucrative development. So she will have to muster the resources to haul her trailer somewhere else.On top of that, damage to the state’s citrus crops will bring even more hardship to people who work in the groves. Next, legal services lawyers brace for when insurance checks start coming in and con artists appear wanting to help spend them.“I felt good about people I was able to talk to, but felt overwhelmed about the people who didn’t know we were there,” Larson said. “The magnitude is so overwhelming.” Call goes out for more volunteer laywerscenter_img Triple Torment Triple Tormentlast_img read more

Dunn leaving CUNA

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Nicholas BallasyMary Dunn, CUNA senior vice president and deputy general counsel, is departing the association next month, CU Times has learned.CUNA Chief Operating Officer and Chief of Staff Rich Meade said Dunn informed him and CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle that she will be leaving her current position effective April 3.CUNA’s annual Governmental Affairs Conference takes place March 8-12 in Washington. continue reading »last_img read more

Credit union board attorney pleads guilty to embezzlement

first_img 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Former Mississippi State Senator Tommy Robertson, a former attorney for the board of directors of the $194 million Singing River Federal Credit Union, pleaded guilty in Jackson County Circuit Court Monday to embezzling more than $375,000 from the Moss Point, Miss.-based cooperative.Robertson’s case was turned over to the Mississippi Department of Corrections’ Probation and Parole Office to conduct a presentencing report, according to Willa Witchen, deputy Clerk of Courts for Jackson County Circuit Court in Pascagoula. continue reading »last_img read more

Wolf Administration Seeks to Improve Diverse and Small Business Participation in State Contracting Opportunities, Overall Economy

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter September 23, 2015 Wolf Administration Seeks to Improve Diverse and Small Business Participation in State Contracting Opportunities, Overall Economycenter_img Economy,  Equality,  Government That Works,  Jobs That Pay,  Press Release,  Results Lancaster, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today signed an executive order solidifying his administration’s commitment to improving the participation of small and diverse businesses – minority-, women-, LGBT-, veteran- and disabled-owned business ­– in state government contracting and the commonwealth’s overall economy.Executive Order 2015-11 (“Diversity, Inclusion, and Small Business Opportunities in State Contracting and Pennsylvania’s Economy”) directs a consistent and coordinated effort to ensure diversity and inclusion in all contracting opportunities for small and diverse businesses throughout agencies under the governor’s jurisdiction and promotes the creation of programs to better prepare those businesses to compete and succeed in Pennsylvania’s economy.“The business community needs a constructive partner in government and this executive order sets us squarely in that position,” Governor Wolf said. “This executive order is built on the reality that leveling the playing field will make Pennsylvania better for all of us. This idea of fairness is important because our economy doesn’t work optimally if some people are shut out of the market’s opportunities.”The executive order directs at least four specific actions:Creates the Advisory Council on Diversity, Inclusion and Small Business Opportunities;Renames the Bureau of Small Business Opportunities to the Bureau of Diversity, Inclusion and Small Business Opportunities;Directs the Advisory Council and Commonwealth agencies to consider policies and programs designed to increase the participation of small businesses and businesses owned or supported by minorities, women, veterans, disabled persons, and members of the Lesbian, Gay Bisexual and Transgender community; andRecognizes that we need a more coordinated, transparent and sustained effort across state agencies and a specific focus on capacity building – growing small diverse business participation in the Pennsylvania economy, beyond just state contracting.The Advisory Council on Diversity, Inclusion and Small Business Opportunities council will advise the Governor’s office on state contracting and grant opportunities; job creation initiatives, financing and bonding programs, business assistance and professional development programs.  The council’s membership will include key agencies: the departments of General Services, Community & Economic Development, Transportation and Labor & Industry. Small-, minority- women-, LGBT-, veteran- and significantly disabled veteran-business owners, commonwealth agency staff and other key stakeholders will be on the council as well.“This is an important step in the broader effort to make sure all Pennsylvanians feel they have a life filled with fair chances,” Governor Wolf said. “I’m trying to make our economy stronger in part by making it fairer – with stronger non-discrimination laws, a higher minimum wage, a more accessible voting process, and the long overdue implementation of full Medicaid expansion. Fairness is at the heart of the values all healthy democracies hold dear.”The Governor announced the members of the council and that the first meeting would take place September 24 in Harrisburg.Executive Order: 2015-11 Diversity, Inclusion, and Small Business Opportunities in State Contracting and Pennsylvania’s Economy (PDF)last_img read more

EPL: Newcomers, Fulham host Gunners in London derby

first_imgFulham vs. Arsenal Venue: Craven Cottage Kick off: 12:30PMArsenal get the 2020-21 Premier League campaign underway with a trip to London rivals Fulham this afternoon. The Gunners ended last season on a high after lifting the FA Cup, while Fulham also bring momentum into the new campaign following their promotion from the Championship.Just six weeks have passed since Arsenal’s 2-1 win over Chelsea at Wembley – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scoring twice to give Mikel Arteta silverware in his first managerial season.The 2019-20 season will ultimately go down as a successful one for the Gunners thanks to that triumph, but a lot more is expected of them in the Premier League this time around.Last term’s eighth-placed finish was Arsenal’s lowest since 1995, not helped by a return of four wins in their opening 13 fixtures, which they ultimately failed to recover from.Arteta took over from Unai Emery midway through the season and, while results were largely mixed, the former Manchester City coach did not take long to make his mark on the field. Arsenal played some impressive football at times and have carried that into this season, having already defeated champions Liverpool on pens in the Community Shield two weeks ago.That may be little more than a glorified friendly to many, but it showed once again that the Gunners are now capable of holding their own against the division’s top sides.That is not exactly a category opponents Fulham fit into, of course, with the Cottagers preparing for their first season back in the top flight after a one-year absence.Scott Parker achieved his mission of guiding the club back into the Premier League at the first attempt, although they had to do it the hard way by going through the playoffs.A 2-1 win over bitter rivals Brentford on August 4 sealed a spot in the top division and Parker will now get his first proper shot at keeping Fulham in the division. The Cottagers have played just one friendly since then, drawing 2-2 with MK Dons at the end of last month, despite Parker fielding a strong XI in the behind-closed-doors clash.Arsenal also played the Dons and were far more comfortable, running out 4-1 winners in one of just two close-season outings for Arteta’s charges.As far as opening league fixtures go, this is one Arsenal supporters will surely be happy with given results between the sides down the years.The Gunners have won each of their last five Premier League games against Fulham, scoring nine goals in their two wins the last time the West Londoners were in the top division.RelatedPosts Runarsson joins Arsenal on four-year deal Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ Arsenal, Wolves want Michael Olise Indeed, Arsenal have lost just one of their last 13 Premier League matches against Fulham (W8 D4), going down 2-1 at Craven Cottage in January 2012.Fulham possible XI: Areola, Odoi, Ream, Hector, Bryan, Lemina, Reed, Cairney, Knockaert, Mitrovic, Cavaleiro. Arsenal possible XI: Martinez, Saliba, Holding, Tierney, Bellerin, Ceballos, Xhaka, Maitland-Niles, Pepe, Nketiah, Aubameyang.Tags: ArsenalMikel ArtetaPierre-Emerick AubameyangPremier Leaguelast_img read more

Trio follow Martinez to Everton

first_img Trusted lieutenant Graeme Jones has followed him to Goodison Park with Kevin Reeves (chief scout), Inaki Bergara (goalkeeping coach) and Richard Evans (head of performance) also moving from Wigan. “We’ve brought people with real experience in the Premier League already,” Martinez said. “They bring a real understanding of how we work and what we need to reach with the players and help them as quick as we can to be a strong team at the start of the season.” New Everton manager Roberto Martinez is looking forward to putting his squad through their paces in pre-season having confirmed key additions to his backroom staff. He added: “What we have is a lot of important people at the football club that have excellent results and we’ll make sure we get together to be ready for the start of the season.” While work continues to finalise his first transfers as new manager – also likely to be familiar Wigan faces in striker Arouna Kone and defender Antolin Alcaraz – Martinez’s main focus is getting his side ready for the upcoming season. Martinez met many of his players for the first time on Thursday as they are returning for training at staggered intervals depending on their summer international duty. “We’re all getting ready at Finch Farm, every single department, for an exciting season,” he told evertontv. “Obviously the players coming back from their well-deserved break is something we look forward to. That’s going to happen in stages. “The players that have been involved with the national teams – that will be reflected in the time that they will have as a recovery period. “Going to Austria as well is a very important moment in our pre-season. We’re going to be able to work with a lot of volume and preparing those bodies for a demanding season ahead.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_img August 2, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMLB-SCHEDULEKershaw sharp in season debutUNDATED (AP) — It was vintage Clayton Kershaw on the mound as he made his injury-delayed season debut for the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday. Caggiula received a one-game suspension from the NHL for an illegal check to the head of Edmonton’s Tyler Ennis during the second period of Saturday’s win against Edmonton. NFL-NEWSEagles coach has COVID-19 UNDATED (AP) — Philadelphia Eagles coach Doug Pederson has tested positive for COVID-19. The Eagles released a statement saying Pederson hasn’t experienced any symptoms, is feeling well and under self-quarantine. The team also said any person who was in close contact with Pederson has been notified and will be tested daily. It says hundreds of players throughout the Pac-12 are concerned about the risks of COVID-19 and that the conference and NCAA lack transparency, uniformity and adequate enforcement infrastructure.The Pac-12 on Friday released a revised football schedule that pushes the start of the season back three weeks to Sept. 26 and includes only 10 conference games. NASCAR-NEW HAMPSHIREKeselowski wins at LoudonLOUDON, N.H. (AP) — Brad Keselowski has won at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, his third victory of the NASCAR season and 33rd of his career. Update on the latest sports Thomas is No. 1 for the first time since June 2018.Koepka finished in a second-place tie with Phil Mickelson, Daniel Berger and Tom Lewis at minus-10.In other golf action:— Richy Werenski is the winner of the Barracuda Championship, finishing one point ahead of Troy Merritt under the Modified Stableford System. Werenski collected 13 points in the final round for a 39-point total. Fabián Gómez and Matthias Schwab were two points back.— Danielle Kang fired a final-round 2-under 70 at Inverness Club to clinch the LPGA Drive On Championship, the tour’s first event in more than five months. Kang claimed the victory when Celine Boutier made a tentative stroke on a tricky putt at 18. The ball caught the left edge of the cup and spun away, allowing Kand to win with a 7-under total. — The Orioles completed their first three-game sweep in almost two years as Hanser Alberto doubled home the tiebreaking run in the seventh inning of their 5-1 decision over the Rays. Renato Núñez and Pat Valaika homered to help Baltimore send Tampa Bay to its fifth consecutive loss.— Daniel Murphy, Ryan McMcMahon and Matt Kemp homered while the Rockies built a 9-1 lead in a 9-6 win against the Padres. Antonio Senzatela looked good in holding San Diego to a run and four hits over six innings.— Javier Báez singled through a drawn-in infield in the 11th inning to score David Bote (BOH’-tee) and give the Cubs a 2-1 triumph over the Pirates. Kyle Schwarber tied the game with a fifth-inning double before Chicago beat Pittsburgh for the 10th straight time at Wrigley Field.— Alex Bregman poked an RBI single in the 11th inning to push the Astros past the Angels, 6-5. Bregman also homered in the seventh after Albert Pujols (POO’-hohlz) launched a grand slam that put Los Angeles ahead, 4-2.— The Athletics beat the Mariners, 3-2 as Ramon Laureano broke out of a slump with a three-run homer to help Chris Bassitt become the first Oakland starter to earn a victory this season. Bassitt struck out seven and allowed three hits with no walks in 5 2/3 innings. Per NFL protocols, Pederson can return to the team’s practice facility after waiting 10 days since his first positive test if he remains asymptomatic or at least five days if he has consecutive negative tests at least 24 hours apart during that five-day span. In other NFL news:— Receiver Marqise Lee and tight end Matt LaCosse joined a list of six other Patriots players who have already declared their intentions to sit out this season over concerns about the pandemic. Linebacker Dont’a Hightower, safety Patrick Chung, tackles Marcus Cannon and Najee Toran, running back Brandon Bolden and fullback Danny Vitale previously opted out.— Cleveland Browns star wide receiver Jarvis Landry has been placed on the active/physically unable to perform list following offseason hip surgery. The team stressed that Landry remains on schedule to return this season, and he has said he expects to be back on the field sometime this month. The four-time Pro Bowl selection hasn’t missed a game during six NFL seasons with Miami and Cleveland. — The Jets released right guard Brian Winters and will save $7.28 in salary cap room. The 29-year-old Winters was the Jets’ longest-tenured player and had been mostly a solid starter for New York, which drafted him in the third round out of Kent State in 2013. — Joey Gallo was 3-for-4 with a big three-run homer in the seventh inning that secured the Rangers’ win over the Giants, 9-5. Shin-Soo Choo slammed a two-run homer and Scott Hieneman hit a two-run double for Texas.MLB-NEWSAP Source: Marlins get 2nd straight day of no positive testsUNDATED (AP) — For the second day in a row, the Miami Marlins had no positive tests among their players and staff still in Philadelphia, according to a person familiar with the situation. The Philadelphia Phillies have received results of Saturday’s COVID-19 testing, and there were no new positives. The team was set to work out at Citizens Bank Park on Sunday in preparation for the resumption of games Monday. The Marlins haven’t played since July 26 in Philadelphia because of an outbreak within their traveling party. In other MLB news:— Brewers bench coach Pat Murphy suffered a heart attack during a Saturday team workout at Miller Park. Brewers general manager David Stearns said the 61-year-old Murphy received a stent and is expected to get released from the hospital “in a couple of days.” Stearns said it was too early to estimate when Murphy might be back in uniform.— The Mets say slugger Yoenis Céspedes (yoh-EHN’-ehs SEHS’-peh-dehs) has opted out of the remainder of the season due to concerns about the coronavirus. His whereabouts became a concern early Sunday after he didn’t report to the ballpark and didn’t reach out to management with any explanation for his absence. Céspedes went 0 for 4 during a 7-1 loss on Saturday, leaving him 5 for 31 with 15 strikeouts this season. — Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant was out of the lineup for a second straight game on Sunday, a day after reporting a stomach ailment. The Cubs says Bryant tested negative for the coronavirus on Friday and Saturday and is scheduled to be tested again on Monday. Manager David Ross said the team is taking the right precautions to keep everyone safe. Celtics blow big lead before downing BlazersLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Boston Celtics are 1-1 since the NBA restart as they try to nail down the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs.Jayson Tatum scored 34 points and Jaylen Brown added 30 as the Celtics got past the Trail Blazers, 128-124. Tatum rebounded from a terrible performance in a loss to Milwaukee on Friday when he scored just five points on 2-of-18 shooting.Boston led by as many has 24 in the second quarter, but the Trail Blazers chipped away and used a 15-4 run in the fourth quarter to take a 101-98 advantage.Damian Lillard had 30 points and 16 assists for Portland. Jusuf Nurkic (YOO’-suhf NUR’-kihch) added 30 points in his second official game back after breaking his leg in March 2019. The Trail Blazers are 2 1/2 games out of a Western Conference playoff berth.Also on the NBA schedule:— Russell Westbrook scored 31 points and the Rockets relied on strong defense down the stretch to top the Bucks, 120-116. It was the 36th straight game with at least 20 points for Westbrook, who led Houston’s offense on a night James Harden scored 24. Houston tied an NBA record for most 3-point attempts in a regulation game with 61, making 21 of them.— The Spurs pulled out a 108-106 win over the Grizzlies on DeMar DeRozan’s two free throws with a second to play. Dejounte (deh-YAHN’-tay) Murray had 21 points and 10 rebounds for San Antonio.— Caris LeVert scored 25 of his 34 points in the second half of the Nets’ 118-110 downing of the Wizards. Joe Harris scored a season-high 27 points and Jarrett Allen added 22 with 15 rebounds, helping Brooklyn move seven games ahead of ninth-place Washington for the final Eastern Conference playoff berth. — The Magic improved to 2-0 since the restart as Nikola Vucevic had 23 points and 11 rebounds in a 132-116 rout of the Kings. Terrence Ross finished with 25 points and Aaron Gordon scored 19 of his 22 points in the first half to help Orlando win its fifth in a row dating back before the league shutdown.— Devin Booker scored 30 points, but the Suns erased a double-digit deficit with their All-Star guard on the bench with foul trouble, rallying for a 117-115 victory over the Mavericks. The Suns have won both games in the restart after coming in with the worst Western Conference record among playoff hopefuls. NBA-HEAT-BUTLERButler misses Heat practice, teammate hints he’s isolatingLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Jimmy Butler was not with the Miami Heat for practice Sunday, and one of his teammates suggested that he was quarantining away from the team.center_img — Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored the first of Arizona’s three first-period goals in a 4-3 verdict over Nashville in Game 1 of the qualifying series. Christian Dvorak, Clayton Keller and Michael Grabner also scored to support Darcy Kuemper’s (KEHM’-purz) 40-save performance. The Predators rallied behind two goals by Filip Forsberg, the second of which got Nashville within 4-3 midway through the third period.— Joonas Korpisalo (YOH’-nuhs kohr-pih-SAH’-loh) stopped 28 shots in his first playoff start and Cam Atkinson scored early in the third period of the Blue Jackets’ 2-0 shutout of the Maple Leafs in the qualifying round tourney in Toronto. Korpisalo got a lot of help from a smothering Blue Jackets defense, which did not allow a Toronto shot in the last seven minutes of the game. Alexander Wennberg sealed the win with an empty-netter with 19 seconds remaining.NHL DISCIPLINEBlackhawks’ Caggiula suspended for Game 2 vs. OilersUNDATED (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks will be without forward Drake Caggiula for Game 2 of their qualifying round series against the Oilers. — Jim Furyk (FYOOR’-ihk) closed with a 4-under 68 and won the Ally Challenge when Brett Quigley bogeyed his last two holes. Furyk became the first player since Miguel Angel Jimenez in 2014 to win in his start on the 50-and-older circuit. Keselowski swapped stage wins with Denny Hamlin and took the checkered flag 1.647 seconds ahead of Hamlin. Martin Truex Jr. was third after working his way back from the rear of the field because of a penalty for a runaway tire in the pits. Joey Logano was fourth and Kevin Harvick fifth. F1-BRITISH GPHamilton wins British GP to close in on Schumacher’s recordSILVERSTONE, England (AP) — Lewis Hamilton held on to win the British Grand Prix despite a puncture on the last lap. It’s his 87th career victory, four-behind Formula One all-time leader Michael Schumacher. — Aaron Judge extended his career-best home run streak to five games by going deep twice in the Yankees’ sixth consecutive win, a 9-7 comeback over the Red Sox. Judge banged out a three-run homer in the second inning and broke a 7-7 tie with a two-run shot with two out in the eighth. — The Reds swept the first-ever seven-inning doubleheader in big league history. Shogo Akiyama hit an RBI single in the seventh that sent the Reds over the Tigers, 4-3. Cincinnati took the nightcap, 4-0 as Trevor Bauer struck out seven while allowing two hits over seven innings.— Kyle Wright and the Atlanta bullpen combined on a 10-hit shutout as the Braves downed the Mets, 4-0 to complete a three-game sweep. The Braves have won five in a row, while the Mets have dropped five straight.— Mitch Garver hit his first home run of the season and the Twins used their bullpen to string together a two-hitter in a 3-1 victory over the Indians. Max Kepler doubled in each of his first two at-bats and came around to score on RBI singles by Jorge Polando and Nelson Cruz.— White Sox prospect Nick Madrigal had the first four hits of his promising big league career, including two during a seven-run seventh that propelled Chicago to a 9-2 rout of the Royals. Yasmani Grandal (yahs-MAH’-nee grahn-DAHL’) added three RBIs and Nicky Delmonico two as the White Sox completed a three-game sweep. — Reds first baseman Joey Votto (VAH’-toh) has been placed on the injured list. The team gave no reason for the move but specified the six-time All-Star is not on the 10-day injured list. The move made room to activate right-handed pitcher Anthony Desclafani from the 10-day injured list.— The Rockies may be without reliever Scott Oberg for the rest of the season after he developed blood clots in his right arm for a third time in his career. Manager Bud Black said Oberg felt some discomfort in his throwing hand during a throwing session yesterday. He was evaluated by vascular doctors, who discovered the clots. — Cleveland manager Terry Francona left the team before the game at Minnesota on Sunday, due to what the Indians said was a minor gastrointestinal condition not related to COVID-19. First base coach Sandy Alomar took over managing duty for the four-game series finale against the Twins.— Mike Trout is expected to return to the Angels on Tuesday after taking the weekend to be with his wife and newborn son. Manager Joe Maddon said the three-time AL MVP is likely to play in Seattle at the start of a six-game road trip. Trout missed his fourth straight game Sunday after the birth of his first child, Beckham Aaron Trout, on Thursday. NBA-SCHEDULE Associated Press The three-time NL Cy Young Award winner struck out six while allowing just three hits over 5 2/3 innings of the Dodgers’ 3-0 shutout of the Diamondbacks. He threw 81 pitches and retired his first 10 batters.Kershaw was supposed to make his ninth opening day start on July 23, but was scratched hours before the game because of a back injury suffered in the weight room.NL MVP Cody Bellinger hit his first home run of the season to help Los Angeles beat the Diamondbacks for the third time in four days.Mookie Betts homered and doubled before leaving early because of an injury. Elsewhere in the majors: UNDATED (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers have taken Game 1 of their NHL round-robin series that will determine seeding in the Stanley Cup playoffs.Michael Raffl had a goal and an assist while the Flyers scored three times in the second period of a 4-1 victory against the Boston Bruins in Toronto. Raffl opened the scoring 5:33 into the period and set up Nate Thompson about four minutes later. Phillipe Myers restored Philadelphia’s two-goal lead late in the period, eight seconds after Chris Wagner got the Bruins within 2-1.Scott Laughton also scored and Carter Hart turned back 34 shots in the Flyers’ 10th win in their last 11 games overall.In other NHL postseason openers:— Nazem Kadri (NA’-zehm KA’-dree) scored a buzzer-beating power-play goal to give the Avalanche a 2-1 comeback victory over the defending Stanley Cup champion Blues in Western Conference round-robin play. Kadri’s shot crossed the goal line with 0.1 seconds on the clock. The NHL reviewed the play for several minutes before calling it a good goal. The Heat said only that Butler had “an excused absence.” But Heat teammate Jae Crowder indicated that it wasn’t just a day off for Butler, saying “We want to talk to him as soon as he gets out of quarantine or whatever he’s in.” Crowder’s reference to “quarantine” suggests that there is a concern about the coronavirus. Heat coach Erik Spoelstra (spohl’-struh) said he didn’t know whether Butler would be available to play Monday when Miami faces the Toronto Raptors. Also Sunday, the NBA sent a memo to team executives, coaches and health officers reiterating the importance of wearing face masks and coverings on the Disney campus, as well as adhering to social-distancing guidelines. The memo also stressed that eating or drinking while walking on campus is now prohibited. A copy of the memo was obtained by The Associated Press.NHL-SCHEDULEFlyers stifle Bruins The championship leader’s record-extending seventh Silverstone win saw him finish six seconds ahead of Red Bull’s Max Verstappen.GOLF-TOURNAMENTSThomas wins FedEx St. Jude, becomes No. 1UNDATED (AP) — Justin Thomas has reclaimed the No. 1 ranking in men’s golf by capturing the FedEx St. Jude Invitational.Thomas closed with a 5-under 66 to finish at 13-under 267 and take the $10.5 million winner’s check for his 13th PGA Tour title. He took the lead for good on the par-5 16th with his second straight birdie, while Brooks Koepka (KEHP’-kuh) bogeyed the hole. — The Jaguars have placed starting quarterback Gardner Minshew and four teammates, including two of his roommates, on the COVID-19 list. Running back Ryquell Armstead, tight end Charles Jones, receiver Michael Walker and safety Andrew Wingard also landed on the list. Jones was activated from the COVID-19 list earlier in the day, then went back on the list due to the NFL’s pandemic procedures.COLLEGE FOOTBALL-PAC-12 OPT-OUTPac-12 football players urge opt-out amid COVID-19 concernsUNDATED (AP) — A group of Pac-12 football players say they will not practice or play until their concerns about participating during the COVID-19 pandemic and other racial and economic issues in college sports are addressed.The players posted a statement Sunday on The Players’ Tribune website and social media with the hashtag #WeAreUnited and sent out a press release. The release listed the names of 12 Pac-12 players from nine schools, including Oregon star safety Jevon Holland, and provided a statement from each one.last_img read more