Farmington Community Library repairs affect services, hours

first_imgTwo major Farmington Community Library projects will affect library systems and hours over the next several days.Electrical work happening between Friday, August 4, 6:30 p.m. and Saturday, August 5, 8 a.m., will leave all library systems, including phones, offline. Then from Monday, August 7 through Tuesday, August 8, the Main Library, 32737 W. 12 Mile Rd. in Farmington Hills, will be closed as the carpet in the lobby is replaced.According to the library’s website, staff members may be able to help patrons by phone between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. both days. Also, the downtown Farmington branch, 23500 Liberty St. is open both days from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m.To learn more, visit farmlib.org. Reported by admin Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)last_img read more

VA Appeals Modernization Bill Advances To Senate Floor

first_imgThe Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act would create three separate paths for veterans to choose from when seeking redress from a decision by the Veterans Benefits Administration on their claims for VA benefits. Senator Sullivan: “One of the most serious failings of the VA system in recent years has been the unconscionable backlog of disability claims. Each of those unanswered appeals is a veteran awaiting a decision the VA owes them. With more than 470,000 veterans waiting for rulings, the reforms put forward in this bipartisan legislation cannot be implemented soon enough. The legislation eliminates duplicative and unnecessary steps in the appeals process, provides greater accountability for officials making these decisions, and gives veterans new avenues to resolve their claims expeditiously. I’m also glad to see the Fully Developed Appeals proposal, something I’ve put forward since 2015, incorporated into this reform package. Our men and women in uniform who have given so much to our country deserve to be served in a timely manner and treated with dignity and respect. This appeals bill is another long overdue step toward restoring that standard.” The bill would also require the VA to provide a comprehensive plan for both implementing the new system and processing existing appeals. Following the committee passage, the bill heads to the full Senate for a vote. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK), a member of the Veterans’ Affairs Committee, applauded the unanimous passage of the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act. The legislation would allow certain veterans already going through the appeals process to opt in to the new system and give the VA secretary the authority to test facets of the new system prior to full implementation.last_img read more

Pastrk and Kae opt were missing from Boston’s thorns, they’re not…

first_imgNHL’s top scorer Pastrk and Kae did not attend the first two throws on Monday and the day when they were quarantined to play after returning from Europe. Both et tonci joined the preparation of Boston in the middle, they missed again in Thursday.From the league’s point of view, they are not now medically inflicted. Hopefully, this will change in the near future, the Boston coach Cassidy told the newspaper. Whenever you make mistakes on a black thorn, sweat with them, that’s a cause for concern. But we’re just going, he added.Boston is the best component of the tournament for the first round of the playoffs. In Toronto, it will be a staple for the Mustard Entrance Conference, from August 2, the Bruins will face Washington, Tampa Bay and Philadelphia.Should I think about not having these games available in groups and playoffs? No, that would be speculation, Cassidy said. Of course, you don’t want to lose two member lineups and a game like David, who is the league’s best scorer. You want him here, you want him back in shape, you want him to get on the ice and be with his teammates. But no, he said, only the goals of David Vlada, the armor of Jakub Zboil and tonka David Krej in the right camp go.Twenty-five-year-old Pastrk scored 48 goals in 70 rounds before the run-off and the subsequent end of the NHL base, and together with Russian Washington cannon Alexander Ovekin, he shared the Maurice Richard Trophy for the league’s top scorer. The same star Kae sailed to Boston in a burrow from Anaheim.last_img read more

‘Raise The Jolly Roger’…Cole, Pirates hand Tigers first loss of season, 5-4

first_imgPittsburgh Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen, center, celebrates with teammates, left fielder Starling Marte, left, and right fielder Gregory Polanco after getting the final out of a 5-4 win over the Detroit Tigers in the Pirates home opener Monday, April 13, 2015 in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)PITTSBURGH (AP) – Brad Ausmus is an optimist, but the Detroit Tigers manager didn’t get carried away even after his team mashed its way through a perfect opening week to the season.“I wasn’t expecting to go 162-0,” Ausmus joked.The Pittsburgh Pirates finally put a crooked number in Detroit’s loss column, riding Gerrit Cole’s right arm and home runs from Josh Harrison, Pedro Alvarez and Corey Hart to hand the Tigers a 5-4 loss on Monday.Baseball’s top-hitting team scored 47 runs while winning its first six games, but was held in check until a late rally against Pittsburgh closer Mark Melancon fell just short. Detroit failed to match the 7-0 start set by the 1984 team that rolled to a World Series title.The Tigers managed just one run out of a bases-loaded, no-out situation in the seventh and scored three times against Melancon in the ninth before pinch-hitter Victor Martinez struck out to end it.“We had a little bit of an opportunity in the seventh and we weren’t able to continue it,” Ausmus said. “Then the last inning, obviously we had the heart of our order, right where you want to be against the back-end of their bullpen. That’s as good as a chance as possible being down four runs.”Pittsburgh Pirates’ Pedro Alvarez, left, celebrates with Jordy Mercer (10) after hitting a solo home run off Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez during the seventh third inning of the Pirates home opener baseball game in Pittsburgh Monday, April 13, 2015. The Pirates handed the Tigers their first loss of the season 5-4. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)Cole (1-0) struck out eight and walked two while giving up just three hit as the Pirates won their second straight home opener.“He was throwing cheese,” Detroit catcher Alex Avila said. “Hitting 97, 98, a couple of breaking balls, changeup. Spotting up, sinking the ball. He was lights out.”Anibal Sanchez (1-1) couldn’t quite keep up, surrendering five runs in 6 1-3 innings, including home runs to Pedro Alvarez and Corey Hart in the seventh to give Pittsburgh some needed breathing room.“I just tried to keep the score close and waited for the team to score some runs,” Sanchez said. “Cole threw a really good ballgame. He pitched really, really well.”Miguel Cabrera went 2 for 4 with an RBI and J.D. Martinez drew the Tigers within a run with a two-run shot off Melancon.Looking to match the start of the Kirk Gibson-led club that won 104 games and rolled to a title 31 years ago, they instead were cooled by the hard-throwing and rapidly maturing Cole.Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Gerrit Cole (45) gets the ball during the first inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Pittsburgh Monday, April 13, 2015. Cole got the win 5-4 over the Tigers. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)“Cole was good,” Ausmus said. “He was really good. He was going to be tough to score against, period. We bided our time and were able to get back in the game.”Just not all the way to the front. Cole breezed through six innings, twice retiring Cabrera, before running into trouble in the seventh after loading the bases with no outs. Jared Hughes came in to protect a 2-0 lead. His first pitched turned into a double play by Nick Castellanos and his third was a harmless popup by Avila.“You just have to pound the zone, that’s the big thing,” Hughes said. “The other hitters know you’re going to do it and they’re probably going to be swinging.”Alvarez then led off the bottom of the seventh with a homer to center and Hart followed three batters later with a drive to the bleachers in left field with a two-run shot for his 1,000th career hit to make it 5-1.CRUSING CABRERACabrera’s two hits actually forced his average to “dip” to .517 on the season. He was named the American League Player of the Week earlier Monday after going 13 for 25 (.520) with two doubles, two homers and eight RBI to start the year.“He’s swung the bat extremely well,” Ausmus said. “He’s the best hitter in the game for a reason and he probably has a few of those awards on the mantle.”TRAINER’S ROOMTigers: Closer Joe Nathan’s strained right flexor elbow might force Ausmus to get creative at the back end of the bullpen. Joaquin Soria is filling in until Nathan returns from the disabled list, but Ausmus indicated that if there was a save situation on Monday he would have turned to Joba Chamberlain.Pirates: The Pirates reinstated pitcher Francisco Liriano from the paternity list and sent Casey Sadler to Triple-A Indianapolis. Liriano is scheduled to start on Wednesday.UP NEXTTigers: Shane Greene (1-0) makes his second start of the season on Tuesday as the three-game series continues. He tossed eight shutout innings in a win over Minnesota last Thursday. Greene is 4-0 with a 2.70 ERA in six career road starts.Pirates: A.J. Burnett makes his first start in Pittsburgh as a Pirate since 2013. He pitched 5 1-3 innings while getting a no decision against Cincinnati last Thursday. The 38-year-old Burnett is 14-12 with a 2.76 ERA in 35 career starts at PNC Park.last_img read more

Health hub on the way

first_imgBy ANEEKA SIMONIS PAKENHAM’S health super centre is one step closer to beginning construction. Monash Health has appointed a builder…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Warriors take 3-0 lead over Blazers

first_imgPresidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte On the edge of America, census begins in a tiny Alaska town The Warriors took a 108-100 lead, their biggest of the game, after Andre Iguodala’s dunk with 4:05 to go.Noah Vonleh’s dunk got Portland within four at 110-106 with 1:29 left, but Curry answered with his 3-pointer sent fans streaming for the exits.CJ McCollum led the Blazers with 32 points, while Damian Lillard added 31. No team has ever come back from a 3-0 deficit in the playoffs.“I don’t think it’s ever been done, coming back from 3-0, especially against a team like Golden State,” Lillard said afterward. “But I’m sure a lot of you guys know I’m not one to quit and I’m very optimistic.”Portland saw the return of big man Jusuf Nurkic after he missed the final seven games of the regular season and the first two playoff games at Golden State because of a non-displaced fracture in his right leg. A 7-footer known as the Bosnian Beast, Nurkic finished with two points and 11 rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Playing without both Kevin Durant and coach Steve Kerr, the Warriors came back Saturday night from a first-half 17-point deficit. Golden State can clinch the series with a win Monday night in Game 4 at the Moda Center.“It’s not necessarily ‘hero ball,’ it’s being aggressive in those spots that you have,” Curry said. “You might need to force the issue. That might mean taking a shot, it could be trying to get your feet in the paint and make a play, defensively trying to assert yourself – whatever the game calls for, getting ready for those moments.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnKlay Thompson added 24 points in the victory, which Curry said was marked by a handful of “boneheaded mistakes” in the first half. A 19-1 run in the third quarter brought the Warriors back.Afterward, Curry said he gave the game ball to general Manager Bob Myers to give to Kerr, who stayed back at the team hotel because of illness. Dozens wounded as Iraqi protesters up pressure on government SpaceX launches, destroys rocket in astronaut escape testcenter_img Canadian military mobilized to help Newfoundland dig out Parks named 2017 ABL MVP MOST READ LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Warriors routed the Blazers 110-81 in Game 2 on Wednesday night. Durant injured his left calf in the third quarter of Sunday’s 121-109 Game 1 victory, but finished with 32 points and 10 rebounds.Energized by a raucous home crowd, Portland jumped out to an early 17-9 lead on Vonleh’s dunk. Portland extended the lead in the second quarter, with Al-Farouq Aminu and Allen Crabbe showing spark after being largely quiet in the first two games. Crabbe’s 3-pointer and a free throw put Portland up 49-33.A 14-5 run put the Blazers up 65-48, but Curry hit a 3-pointer and a long jumper for the Warriors to close out the half down 67-54. Curry and Thompson were off in the opening half, going 8 of 25 from the field with just two 3-pointers – both from Curry.The Warriors went on a 21-3 run to pull in front 85-83, capped by a pair of baskets from Iguodala and Draymond Green. Portland led 88-87 going into the final quarter.Warriors assistant Mike Brown stood in for Kerr, who still experiences lingering symptoms from complications following two back surgeries after the franchise’s run to the 2015 championship. He missed the first 43 games last season dealing with symptoms such as headaches, nausea and an aching neck.Despite his prolonged absence, the Warriors went 73-9 last season and played in the NBA championship game. Kerr was named Coach of the Year.“I don’t know all of the circumstances,” Brown said before the game. “He’s just not feeling well, and we’ll see how he feels later on.”Matt Barnes (right ankle/foot sprain), and Shaun Livingston (right index finger sprain) were also out for the Warriors.The Warriors defeated the Blazers in five games in the second round last season, en route to the NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers. The surprising Blazers got past the Los Angeles Clippers in the opening round after falling to a 2-0 deficit.Golden State finished atop the conference this season with the best overall record in the NBA (67-15). The Blazers finished eighth after a late-season surge that saw them go 17-6 after March 1. Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry reacts after making a basket against the Portland Trail Blazers during the second half of Game 3 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Saturday, April 22, 2017, in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)PORTLAND, Ore. — Stephen Curry wasn’t trying to be a hero. He just wanted the win.Curry scored 34 points – including a 3-pointer with just about a minute left that all but sealed the victory – and the Golden State Warriors overcame a slow start to beat the Portland Trail Blazers 119-113 and take a 3-0 lead in their first-round playoff series.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac townlast_img read more