Scoreboard roundup – 4/29/21

first_imgApril 30, 2021 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup – 4/29/21 Written by Beau Lundcenter_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock (NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Thursday’s sports events:MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLAMERICAN LEAGUEOakland 3, Tampa Bay 2Baltimore 4, N.Y. Yankees 3Seattle 1, Houston 0Chicago White Sox 3, Detroit 1Chicago White Sox 11, Detroit 0Texas 4, Boston 1NATIONAL LEAGUESt. Louis 4, Philadelphia 3Milwaukee 2, L.A. Dodgers 1Chicago Cubs 9, Atlanta 3Arizona 5, Colorado 3NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONBrooklyn 130, Indiana 113Dallas 115, Detroit 105Houston 143, Milwaukee 136Minnesota 126, Golden State 114Denver 121, Toronto 111New Orleans 109, Oklahoma City 95NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUECarolina 3, Detroit 1N.Y. Islanders 4, N.Y. Rangers 0New Jersey 5, Philadelphia 3Boston 5, Buffalo 2Pittsburgh 5, Washington 4 (OT)Toronto 4, Vancouver 1Florida 4, Chicago 3 (OT)St. Louis 5, Minnesota 4 (OT)Calgary 3, Edmonton 1Tampa Bay 3, Dallas 0Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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CUNA launches ‘Credit Unions Vote’ MAP campaign

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » CUNA launched its “Credit Unions Vote” campaign this week, which is focused on getting credit union members to vote in the November mid-term elections. The non-partisan campaign features a website where credit union members can visit to check their registration status, register to vote, participate in early voting and find their polling place.“Credit unions understand that elections directly impact their members,” said CUNA Chief Political Officer Richard Gose. “With the ‘Credit Unions Vote’ campaign we will be reaching out to America’s credit unions to make sure they understand how these elections affect them as part of a credit union community, and to encourage them to get out and vote this November.”The goal of the campaign is to ensure consumers understand their stake in the November elections, both as credit union members and members of the country. According to recent data, 44% of registered voters belong to a credit union.last_img read more

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Give it up, Jack. It’s time for Twitter to block Donald Trump and his conspiracy theories

first_imgHere’s the thing about that boycott, though. It will last all of a few weeks before all but the most conspiracy-minded frothers get sick of screaming into the wilderness of new hate-speech sites and come groveling back to post memes and recipes. Plus, there might be a positive relations boost from being seen as not willing to sell out the country to avoid peeving racist crackpots—a plus, during a time when Congress is contemplating whether social media companies are indeed the threats to democracy and public safety that their critics contend.Whatever. We are all very tired of explaining and coaxing. Either do the right thing for the sake of doing the right thing, or shut up with all the talk of deep principles and corporate hand-wringing. In the end it seems we are going to have to come to some solution ourselves, democracy by democracy, to avoid becoming slaves to microtargeting tools provided to autocracies and to the whims of whoever can be the most successfully unprincipled. But Donald Trump has no inherent right to use any non-public platform to mislead Americans or stoke conspiracy-premised violence. If you let him, that’s on you. Of Trump’s post-election tweets, Twitter has chosen to slap warning labels on a rising chunk of them—a not entirely pointless exercise, but not one that truly limits a malignant narcissism-fueled anti-democratic despot seeking to overturn U.S. election results because they made him Sad. He continues to pipe up with conspiracy theory after conspiracy theory, directs supporters to conspiracy-promoting websites and videos, and lies egregiously about all, as in all, subjects.Despite popular belief, Twitter is not required, as a company, to host speech clearly intended to damage the country. This is not a case of a powerful man simply blabbering in public, but a propaganda campaign explicitly intended to cast doubt on America’s democracy itself, with wild claims that “millions” of fraudulent, invisible votes swung the election away from him as part of some secret plot. Twitter does not have to harm the nation by allowing it. Not Facebook, not any of the other companies.- Advertisement – Trump will have no rights being violated if Twitter blocks his account this very evening. There is no important presidential duty that can only be carried out via Twitter. The man lives in a house with a dedicated press room funded by the United States government himself; he can soil that, if he likes, and networks can decide whether to cover his outbursts as they happen. But Trump does not have the right to defraud the American public on Twitter’s personal dime, unless Twitter wants it to happen.Give it up, Jack. It’s time.We know that the reason Twitter has resisted is, in the end, money and cowardice. If Donald Trump is barred from using Twitter as propaganda device, Donald Trump’s slobbering followers will declare a boycott. This will make Twitter sad, make investors sad, and briefly make the site slightly less of a charred hellscape. Because the greatest edict of all companies, from Fox News to Facebook to Twitter, is to not make investors sad even if their product is doing real damage to their audience and nation.- Advertisement –center_img – Advertisement –last_img read more

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Black Queens coach delighted over increased Women’s World Cup slot for Africa

first_imgTechnical handlers of Ghana’s Women national team are raving about FIFA’s decision to increase the number of slots for Africa at the World Cup.FIFA has increased the number of participating countries from sixteen to twenty-four.This means the top three in the 2014 African Women’s Championship in Namibia will represent the continent in Canada for the FIFA 2015 Women’s World Cup.Since 1991, Africa has had two representatives at the women’s version.“This decision is long overdue,” Black Queens coach Kuuku Dadzie told Joy Sports.“It is very good news for Africa because women’s football in Africa is growing and it’s high time FIFA saw this and gave Africa more space in the world cup. “So I believe it’s good news for Africa and for that matter Ghana because we are third in Africa at the moment.“And if we are third best in Africa and FIFA is giving us three slots, it means that if we work hard, we will go to the world cup.”last_img read more

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