The Nth Power Announces 2019 Spring Tour Dates Leading Up To Jazz Fest

first_imgThe Nth Power has announced a run of 19 shows late next month leading up to their late-night performances at New Orleans Jazz Fest come early May.The rock trio will begin their spring tour with a run of dates throughout the northeast including performances at Brooklyn Bowl in Brooklyn, NY on March 28th; Once Ballroom in Somerville, MA on March 29th; New Park Brewing in Hartford, CT on March 30th; The Acoustic in Bridgeport, CT on March 31st; The Press Room in Portsmouth, NH on April 3rd; and Nectar’s in Burlington, VT on April 4th. Following three shows in upstate New York (Albany, Ithaca, and Buffalo), the band will head west for a stretch of performances in northern midwest in cities including Dayton, Columbus, Chicago, Indianapolis, Grand Rapids, Detroit, and St. Louis.The tour will then head south starting on April 18th with a show at Exit/In in Nashville, followed by more performances in Knoxville, TN and Asheville, NC. From there, The Nth Power will arrive in New Orleans for a trio of gigs at One Eyed Jacks on April 27th, Tipitina’s on April 30th, and Blue Nile on May 6th. Fans can reference the schedule below for a detailing listing of dates, cities, and venues along the tour.The Nth Power—comprised of Nikki Glaspie (drums), Nick Cassarino (guitar), and Nate Edgar (bass)—celebrated the release of a Bob Marley covers album back in December. The band hasn’t played out much in the months since with the exception of a lone New York City performance in early January followed by their appearance on Jam Cruise 17 a few weeks later.Tickets for all of the band’s spring tour dates are on sale now. Fans can head over to the band’s website for more info.The Nth Power “REVERENCE” Tour Dates:March 28 – Brooklyn Bowl – Brooklyn, NYMarch 29 – Once Ballroom – Somerville, MAMarch 30 – New Park Brewing – Hartford, CTMarch 31 – The Acoustic – Bridgeport, CTApril 3 – The Press Room – Portsmouth, NHApril 4 – Nectars – Burlington, VTApril 5 – The Hollow – Albany, NYApril 6 – The Haunt- Ithaca, NYApril 7 – Buffalo Iron Works – Buffalo, NYApril 9 – Bright Side Music – Dayton, OHApril 10 – Woodlands Tavern – Columbus, OHApril 11 – Martyr’s – Chicago, ILApril 12 – Mousetrap – Indianapolis, INApril 13 – Founders Brewery – Grand Rapids, MIApril 14 – El Club – Detroit, MIApril 17- Old Rock House – St. Louis, MOApril 18 – Exit / In – Nashville, TNApril 19 – Concourse – Knoxville, TNApril 20 – Sierra Nevada Brewery – Asheville, NCApril 27 – One Eyed Jacks – New Orleans, LAApril 30 – Tipitina’s – New Orleans, LAMay 6 – Blue Nile – New Orleans, LAView All Tour Dates Fans of The Nth Power heading to New Orleans during Jazz Fest can catch Nick Cassarino and Nate Edgar in a very special late-night tribute the music of Steely Dan at Republic NOLA in New Orleans on Thursday, May 2nd (technically early-morning May 3rd). Led by musical director Joey Porter (The Motet), the lineup will also feature Lyle Divinsky (The Motet), Michelangelo Carubba (Turkuaz), Craig Brodhead (Turkuaz), Shira Elias (Turkuaz), Sammi Garett (Turkuaz), Josh Schwartz (Turkuaz), Greg Sanderson (Turkuaz), Chris Brouwers (Turkuaz), Nate Werth (Snarky Puppy, Ghost-Note), and Bryan McNamara.For more information on the New Orleans Steely Dan tribute, head here.You can grab your tickets here.last_img read more

Committee wrestles with regulations for attorneys’ Web sites

first_imgDeciding whether and how to regulate lawyers’ Web sites is proving a difficult task for a special Bar committee.Chobee Ebbets, chair of the Bar’s Special Committee on Website Advertising Rules, told the Board of Governors recently the committee has voted 6-4 that Web sites should be treated as information provided at the request of a potential client.That would free the Web sites from most of the ad rules if the Supreme Court of Florida adopts rules changes proposed by the board in December 2005, but still requires that information on the Web sites not be false, misleading, or manipulative.But committee members aren’t fully satisfied with that, Ebbets said, and are still exploring possible additional regulations for Web sites.“The Web is something where we must have some regulations that are distinctive and unique,” he said.Difficulties include the sheer magnitude of trying to regulate Web sites. Ebbets said up to 40,000 Bar members may have Web sites, which can range in size from a few to hundreds of pages. And those sites can be changed daily.For now, the committee is continuing to research and mull over the issue, Ebbets said, and hopes soon to have a final recommendation for the board.The difficulties were not unexpected. Ebbets noted that the special committee was created last year when advertising rules were overhauled, but the board could not reach a consensus on what to do about Web sites. Committee wrestles with regulations for attorneys’ Web sites April 30, 2006 Regular Newscenter_img Committee wrestles with regulations for attorneys’ Web siteslast_img read more

Why credit unions should embrace digital marketing

first_img 181SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Steve Rice Steve Rice is Executive Vice President of Financial Education at EverFi, the nation’s leader in Financial Education. He is based in Washington DC and has a career in technology, … Web: Details The digital age, as it has with so many facets of daily life, has permanently altered how consumers use and view credit unions. Consider that today’s members only walk into a physical credit union branch an average of three times per year; in 1995, they visited a financial institution more than 24 times a year. Today it’s easier than ever before to transfer money, apply for loans, make deposits and payments, and get information—without ever setting foot inside a branch.While consumer banking habits have changed, many credit unions have not changed their marketing and advertising tactics to keep up. And this is becoming a problem. Non-traditional services like Venmo, PayPal, Square, and Mint have formed the fin-tech digital wave and are crowding the financial services playing field. If traditional financial institutions want to compete, they need to embrace digital marketing.Traditional Advertising vs. Digital Marketing  While we’re not suggesting you scrap your traditional advertising channels altogether, it’s important to know why they are limiting your reach and impact. The problem with traditional advertising is that it’s one-dimensional—it sends a single message and hopes that it is being received. There is the old saying: “I know that 50% of my marketing spend is working, but I just don’t know which 50%.” Digital marketing, on the other hand, allows for continued interaction with your brand, offers opportunities for consumers to take immediate action, and most importantly lets you track results. You can finally know which 50% of your marketing is working!There are many channels for digital marketing, and certainly, credit unions are building their expertise in social, email marketing, effective website design, and video.  Some of these channels are more fruitful than others, but it is important to measure all of your efforts to make sure you are indeed focusing on the most effective digital marketing campaigns.Financial education is a great example of an effective digital marketing campaign. When credit unions offer their members online opportunities for learning, their customers and prospects have a chance to learn about confusing personal finance topics.  If your member is engaging with your financial education, the member is also interacting with your brand. They are receiving valuable information, but they’re also spending more time on the credit union’s website, exploring, and simultaneously building trust in the brand.  When they need a financial service, they are more likely to choose the brand that they’ve already come to respect. And—since they’ve created a free log-in to access the education modules—financial institutions can track consumer progress and follow up with other relevant offerings. Learning why digital marketing matters is only the first step. For more information on how your financial institution can get started with digital marketing, download the complete guide here. last_img read more

Local Instacart shopper sees increase in orders

first_imgSince the coronavirus outbreak, she says a trip to the store has dramatically changed. She says there’s been a dramatic increase in orders in recent weeks, due to many people staying at home. The community is returning the favor the best way they can. You can place an Instacart order online by clicking here, or by downloading the Instacart app. For more on the coronavirus click here. “Before this it was a lot of college students purchasing groceries because they couldn’t get off campus. Now it’s moms, dads, grandmas, grandpas, entire blocks that are purchasing food for themselves and one another,” said Nadwodny. (WBNG) — Throughout this pandemic, many people have rose to the occasion putting other people’s needs before their own. “I don’t have the virus, I’m not sick at the moment, I’m not immunocompromised, so I want to be able to help someone the way I can and getting them their groceries, well some people can’t do it. It’s a big deal,” she said. Instacart shoppers are some of the unsung heroes, going out to the grocery stores and helping those who are vulnerable to the coronavirus or following stay at home orders.center_img “I know one grocery store very well, I like to stick around there but if the money is right, I’ll go to a different grocery store. If I’m in the area, then I’ll go to another grocery store. But generally, I tend to stick with Wegmans honestly,” she said. The inside of the stores she shops have changed too, but many customers understand the lack of product. “It went from short days where it went from you would get maybe a couple orders a day to people doing 10 or 12 orders a day. From eight in the morning to 9:45 at night,” said Nadwodny. “They’re trying to get things on the shelves as quickly as they can but a lot of people are understanding, if they know they order toilet paper or paper towels it’s not always going to be in. They’re just hoping it’s in,” said Nadwodny. “People are more generous with their tips because they don’t have to go out of the house,” said Nadwodny. “You have people thanking you. They’re like, ‘Thank you so much, I don’t want to leave the house, my husband has this.’ So they’re just more generous.” While many people can’t go out, Nadwodny says she is happy to lend a hand. Kelly Nadwodny of Binghamton has been an Instacart shopper for about six months.last_img read more

Memorial home acquires Nirchi’s Restaurant on the Avenue

first_imgThe Memorial Home says it hopes to turn the building into a celebration of life center where the funeral home can provide families with an alternative to holding services in the funeral home itself. Nirchi’s Restaurant on the Avenue closed in 2019. ENDICOTT (WBNG) — The Allen Memorial Home has acquired the building where Nirchi’s Restaurant on the Avenue was located on Washington Avenue in Endicott. In a press release, the memorial home says families will continue to receive the same quality and commitment that’s expected from it. For more information, go to the Allen Memorial Home Facebook page by clicking here.last_img

Nuts to politics: Ex-air steward eyes to lead South Korean party

first_imgIn December 2014, a Korean Air flight from New York to Seoul had a particularly demanding passenger in first class: Cho Hyun-ah, the daughter of the chairman of the South Korean conglomerate that controls the flag-carrier, and a senior airline executive herself.When a stewardess presented her with a bag of pre-departure nuts, Cho flew into a rage, screaming they should have been served on a plate.”A flight attendant came to me… looking half-dead, telling me Cho had gone mad with her over the nuts,” said Park, who was then the cabin crew chief.Cho ordered them both to kneel in apology and berated them. Former South Korean air steward Park Chang-jin never imagined a bag of macadamia nuts would lead him to a career in politics. Park — now seeking the chair of South Korea’s third-largest party — was on the receiving end of what became known as the “nut rage” incident six years ago, when he was made to beg on his knees by a South Korean airline heiress. The episode made headlines worldwide and turned him into a symbol of workplace abuse in a hierarchical society. “I implored her to calm down,” Park said. “But I could feel my dignity as a human was falling apart… It was the longest five minutes of my life.” Cho pushed him away and demanded he left the plane, then ordered the taxiing aircraft back to the gate — actions that later saw her convicted of violating aviation safety laws.”Walking back into the terminal felt like walking into my coffin,” said Park.  Topics :center_img ‘True nature’ The encounter with Cho, he said, had given him “a new perspective on society and the true nature of human beings”.”I realized that without a change in politics and laws, the status quo would never change.” After the incident Park — who at 49 retains the clean-cut looks and polite manner of his former role — was demoted to the same rank he held when he first joined the company.A court later ordered Cho and the airline to pay him 100 million won ($90,000) in compensation, and he left the firm in January to go into politics full-time.He is now seeking the chair of the left-wing Justice party in a vote to be announced this weekend. ‘Top-down management’ South Korea is dominated by a few sprawling conglomerates known as “chaebol”, whose founding families often retain only small ownership stakes but maintain control through complex webs of cross-shareholdings, with family members rapidly promoted up the hierarchy.Workplace bullying is more common at firms managed by the controlling family rather than unrelated professionals, according to Chung Sun-sup, head of corporate analysis firm “One of the reasons is non-family professionals are more likely to understand and empathize with subordinates because they were once in that position themselves.”Park believes that chaebol family successions “should be stopped in principle”. “But since that can’t happen overnight, we need a system that holds them accountable for their actions,” he added.”Everyone should be equal before the law.” last_img read more

CCS approves Saga LNG’s 80,000-cbm carrier

first_imgLNG World News Staff Singapore-based Saga LNG Shipping has received an approval in principle from China Classification Society (CCS) for an 80,000-cbm liquefied natural gas carrier.This ship includes a patented LNG tank system named LNT A-Box developed by LNT Marine and will have a shallow draft of nine meters.Saga LNG’s and LNT Marine’s chief David Wu told LNG World News earlier this month that Saga LNG plans to order an 80,000-cbm carrier in the first quarter next year to serve a planned government-backed LNG project on the Yangtze River in China.Saga LNG sees a growing interest in China for small to mid-sized LNG carriers.The company is working with a Chinese design house to develop a 28.500-cbm carrier that will be able to transport LNG to the city of Wuhan and a 12,000-cbm vessel that will ship the fuel to Yichang.last_img read more

Flex LNG launches newbuild at DSME

first_imgImage courtesy of Flex LNGFlex LNG, the company controlled by billionaire John Fredriksen and an emerging player in the LNG shipping business, saw another one of its newbuilds hit the water at the South Korean Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) shipyard. Flex LNG noted in a brief statement through its social media channels that the newbuilding number 2480, to be named Flex Resolute, has been launched on January 5.Flex Resolute is a 173,400 cbm two-stroke vessel fitted with a full reliquefaction system (MEGI-FRS) giving a boil off rate (BOR) of 0.035 percent.Once fully refurbished and mobilized the vessel will be available for business in the third quarter of 2020.The vessel is being built in tandem with the Flex Artemis, a 173,400-cbm LNG carrier fitted with a high-pressure two-stroke slow-speed propulsion system (ME-GI) that will serve the long-term charter with Gunvor following delivery scheduled for August 2020.last_img read more

Proteas stretch lead despite Pandya’s all-round heroics

first_img..Dale Steyn suffers another injury blowBy Nick SaidCAPE TOWN (Reuters) – South Africa built a sizeable lead after reaching 65 for two against India at the close on day two of the first Test at Newlands on Saturday but must finish the match without pace bowler Dale Steyn who suffered another injury setback.Hashim Amla (four not out) and nightwatchman Kagiso Rabada (two not out) will seek to extend the home side’s advantage of 142 runs with eight second-innings wickets remaining after they bowled India out for 209 on a lively wicket offering plenty of assistance for the bowlers. Steyn, who only returned to the side for this match after 14 months out with a shoulder injury, left the field having bowled 17.3 overs and went for scans on an injured heal. South African team manager Mohammed Moosajee confirmed Steyn’s worst fears as he now faces four-six weeks on the sidelines with tissue damage after landing awkwardly in his delivery stride.“Understandably he is disappointed, but he will try his best to recover as quickly as possible. You could see how much he was enjoying himself out there,” Moosajee told reporters. Being a bowler light will probably make South Africa rethink what is a good target to set India to win the game. Aiden Markram (34) was the first wicket to fall having looked fluent until he top-edged a rising delivery from Hardik Pandya (2-17) to Bhuvneshwar Kumar at a deep point.Dean Elgar (25) was scratchy throughout his stay at the crease and became Pandya’s second victim when he edged to wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha. Pandya earlier ensured India stayed in the contest with a brilliant 93 from 95 balls, including 14 fours and a six as he alone provided resistance to the venomous home attack. LUCKY PANDYA The all-rounder had watched as his side slipped to 92 for seven but instead of playing for survival, Pandya took the attack to the South African seamers. He had his fair share of luck, dropped at gully by Elgar off Steyn on 15 and offering a stumping chance to wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock that was spurned.Having been roughed up by a barrage of short-pitched bowling from the excellent Rabada (3-34), the latter finally ended Pandya’s stay as he induced an edge to De Kock. “He is someone who is really promising, and is bowling and batting well, and that makes a difference to the team because when you have a good all-rounder it improves the balance,” India batsman Cheteshwar Pujara said.“He kept us in the game and got us two wickets at the end of the day as well.” The rest of the batsmen found it difficult to score against the fast and accurate home bowling with Pujara’s patient 26 from 91 balls the next highest score. South Africa host India in three tests this month with the next two in Pretoria and Johannesburg.SOUTH AFRICA 1st innings (286)India 1st innings (overnight 28-3)Vijay c Elgar b Philander 1Dhawan c & b Steyn 16Pujara c du Plessis b Philander 26Kohli (c) c de Kock b Morkel 5Sharma lbw Rabada 11Ashwin c de Kock b Philander 12Pandya c de Kock b Rabada 93Saha lbw Steyn 0Kumar c de Kock b Morkel 25Shami not out 4Bumrah c Elgar b Rabada 2Extras: (lb-,13lb) 14Total: (all out 73.4 overs) 209Fall of wickets: 1-16, 2-18, 3-27, 4-57, 5-76, 6-81,7-92, 8-191, 9-199, 10-209.Bowling: V. Philander 14.3-8-33-3, D. Steyn 17.3-6-51-2, M. Morkel 19-6-57-2, K. Rabada 16.4-4-34-3,.K. Maharaj 6-0-20-0.                      SOUTH AFRICA 2nd inningsMarkram c Kumar b Pandya 34D.Elgar c Saha b Pandya         25Rabada not out 2Amla not out 4Extras 0Total  2 wickets (20 overs) 65Fall of wickets:, 1-52, 2-59.Bowling B. Kumar 6-3-16-0, J. Bumrah 4-0-14-0,M .Shami 5-1-15-0, H. Pandya 4-0-17-2, Ashwin 1-0-3-0.last_img read more

The Latest: IOC to conduct annual meeting by video link

first_imgThe Russian agency issued staff with disinfectant wipes and face masks before the stoppage and also offered athletes masks to wear while being tested.___The Turkish soccer league plans to resume on June 12, finish its season by the end of July and host the Champions League final in Istanbul in August.Turkey suspended its soccer, basketball and volleyball leagues because of the coronavirus outbreak on March 20.Turkish soccer federation president Nihat Ozdemir says “we are aiming to end the season on July 26 by playing seven weekends and one weekday game.” Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The International Olympic Committee will hold an annual meeting through video conferencing on July 17. The teams have been allowed to do so under a strict set of guidelines, including testing players and staff.___The Green Bay Packers are teaming with American Family Insurance to provide $20,000 worth of ready-made meals to northeast Wisconsin’s front-line workers in the fight against the new coronavirus. Packers officials said the meals will be delivered to hospitals May 6-12 for Nurse Appreciation Week and will go to police and fire stations May 10-16 as part of Police Appreciation Week.The Packers also have provided $1.5 million in grants through the Packers Give Back COVID-19 Community Relief Fund. The school announced the creation of the Helping Heels Fund on Wednesday. It is designed to receive gifts to directly aid athletes and their families with expenses as permitted by NCAA rules. Those expenses could include groceries, medical bills and technology needs for online classes or remote learning.The fund is designed to supplement the school’s existing Student-Athlete Assistance Fund for the same issues. UNC has more than 800 student-athletes in 28 varsity sports.Athletics director Bubba Cunningham says many people have reached out seeking to help school athletes amid the pandemic that has shut down college sports while displacing athletes from campuses and team facilities. He says the new fund “is an opportunity to offer resources beyond what our department is currently able to provide.”The school’s compliance office will vet any funds provided and no money will go directly from a donor to an athlete.___ Ozdemir says the games will be played without spectators and the Turkish health ministry and its scientific advisory council will determine the conditions and guidelines under which the games will go ahead.___Inter Milan has postponed the return of its players to the training field because not everyone on the team has been tested for the coronavirus.Serie A players are set to resume practice this week under a strict set of guidelines amid the pandemic and Inter was slated to restart on Wednesday.But Inter’s Suning Center remains closed and is now expected to reopen at the end of the week. Tiley is the Australian Open’s tournament director. He says organizers have “modeled everything” and tells AAP “our best-case scenario at this point is having an AO with players that we can get in here with quarantining techniques and Australian-only fans.”More than 30 sanctioned tennis tournaments have been postponed or canceled so far because of the COVID-19 outbreak. The French Open was moved from May to September and Wimbledon was called off entirely for the first time in 75 years.A decision on this year’s U.S. Open is expected in June.___German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the Bundesliga can resume this month amid the coronavirus pandemic. No teams will be relegated but the top two from the second division will be promoted.There will be no relegation in the third and fourth divisions but the promoted clubs will come from the winners of playoff matches played without fans.___The head of the Australian Open says various contingency plans are being considered for the Grand Slam tournament scheduled for January 2021. They include scrapping it altogether because of the coronavirus pandemic or allowing just spectators from the host country.Tennis Australia CEO Craig Tiley tells the Australian Associated Press that the “worst-case scenario” is no tournament at all next year. — Reporting by David Ginsburg in Baltimore___Cleveland Cavaliers coach J.B. Bickerstaff said the NBA team is going ahead with plans to open its training facility on Friday so players can individually work out.Bickerstaff said the team has been in contact with local and Ohio health officials to make sure it is following safety guidelines due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The team’s year-round facility in Independence, Ohio has been closed since mid-March.Bickerstaff, who took over the Cavs when John Beilein stepped down in February midway through his first season, said the league has advised that any player and coach remain 12 feet apart while on the floor together. May 6, 2020 ___Juventus has announced that forward Paulo Dybala has recovered from the new coronavirus.Juventus issued a brief statement Wednesday saying that Dybala’s two latest tests came back negative for COVID-19. The club says Dybala has “therefore recovered and will no longer be subjected to the home isolation regime.”It was reported last week that Dybala was still positive for the disease after several weeks of tests.Juventus and most of the other Serie A clubs are resuming training this week on an individual basis before full team training restarts on May 18. The Russian anti-doping agency plans to resume testing this month.CEO Yuri Ganus says testing will start again in the last 10 days of May with a “balanced, selective and focused” approach as the agency tries to make up for a lengthy stoppage.Testing was suspended at the end of March when Russian President Vladimir Putin asked people to stay home unless they were working in designated essential sectors.Ganus says that during the stoppage “we have been carrying out all the work of a national anti-doping agency except for the testing.” That covers areas such as education, investigations and planning for future tests.Anti-doping work worldwide has come to a near-standstill during the coronavirus pandemic. That has raised fears that some athletes could take advantage and cheat. Orioles outfielder Dwight Smith Jr. is eager to get back on the baseball diamond, though not until he can be sure it’s in a safe environment.Speaking Wednesday on a teleconference call from his home in Peachtree City, Georgia, Smith said he doesn’t want to return until there’s no threat of contracting the new coronavirus.“There’s a definitely a concern about that,” Smith said. “We want to make sure it’s 100 percent safe. When they give us the go — if they do — to start back up again, we don’t want to contract that virus and then pass it around to others amongst ourselves and get other people sick and just continue that pandemic.“Whenever they give us the go, when it’s like a really safe time to go back, I think that would be the best opportunity.”Smith has been passing the time during the quarantine with his family, but he made time to participate in a video game challenge with other big leaguers. Playing MLB The Show 19, Smith went 19-10, finished fifth and was named Players League Best Manager. The Latest: IOC to conduct annual meeting by video link Also, the R&A says it has postponed until next year the inaugural Women’s Amateur Latin America Championship. It was scheduled for Sept. 3-6 in Buenos Aires. It now is scheduled for Sept. 2-5 in 2021.___The Spanish soccer federation is proposing an end to this season’s women’s league because of the coronavirus pandemic.The proposal is expected to be approved by the federation’s board on Thursday.Barcelona was leading the competition at the time it was suspended in March and will be declared champion. The meeting of around 100 members, known as the IOC Session, had originally been scheduled to be held in Tokyo before the opening ceremony of the Summer Olympics.The one-year postponement of the Tokyo Games because of the new coronavirus, and global restrictions on travel and large gatherings of people, have left video conferencing as the best option.The IOC says its executive board will discuss the Session agenda and a secure voting protocol. The board is due to meet remotely next week, on May 14.___North Carolina says it’s launching a crowdfunding campaign to allow fans to help provide financial assistance to school athletes facing “extreme hardships” amid the coronavirus pandemic. ___The New Jersey Devils are donating 10,000 tickets for next season to health care workers with RWJBarnabas.The Devils also promised to donate two extra tickets for every season ticket member and plan holder who use credits they earned this year for next year.The NHL team plans to use social media to honor front-line workers fighting the COVID-19 pandemic in New Jersey and across the country. The tribute is called “Stick Taps at 7” and will be broadcast at 7 p.m. It will include videos of players, alumni, coaches, management, front office staff and others saluting doctors, nurses and health care workers.RJWBarnabas Health is a sponsor of the Devils. The owners of the team previously donated money and medical supplies to the RWJBarnabas Health Emergency Response Fund. Josh Harris and David Blitzer are the managing partners of the Devils.___Two more international golf tournaments for amateurs have been canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.The International Golf Federation says the World Amateur Team Championships for men and women — scheduled over two weeks in October in Singapore — have been scratched. The tournament dates to 1958. It was moved in February from Hong Kong because of social unrest.The World Amateur Team is held every other year. The IGF decided not to postpone it until 2021 because of the effect it would create with scheduling problems. It next will be played in France in 2022. Associated Press Merkel announced a loosening of a range of containment measures after meeting with the country’s 16 state governors. Pressure to relax the rules had been growing as the rate of daily infections in the country has dropped.Soccer in the country’s top two divisions will be able to resume without spectators and with a range of other conditions designed to prevent another outbreak. Players will be tested and teams will also have to spend time in quarantine before games can restart.The earliest the league can resume is May 16. The German soccer league is to hold a general meeting with the country’s 36 professional clubs in the top two divisions via video link on Thursday.The Bundesliga was suspended with nine rounds remaining on March 13. The clubs had committed to finishing the season by the end of June.___ Belgian Prime Minister Sophie Wilmes says all sporting competitions in the country will remain suspended until July 31 because of the coronavirus pandemic.The Belgian soccer league says it will respect the national security council’s decision. The league recommended last month ending its season with the current standings declared final.The league says “the working group’s proposals will be presented to the Pro League clubs at the general assembly on May 15.”Club Brugge stands to be awarded the title and qualify for next season’s Champions League if the advice is confirmed. Brugge is currently 15 points ahead of second-place Gent with one game to go before the season-ending playoffs.___ He said coaches will be required to wear masks and gloves. Bickerstaff said the workouts are voluntary and “no one is being pressured to do anything.”___Torino has announced that a player has tested positive for COVID-19 after the first run of medical tests were carried out on the team as it begins the return to training.The club has not named the player but says he is asymptomatic and has been placed in quarantine.Most Serie A clubs are resuming training this week on an individual basis before full team training restarts on May 18. Inter’s team doctor was one of three Serie A physicians who were hospitalized with the virus.Most of the other Italian league clubs are resuming training on an individual basis this week before full team training restarts on May 18.___The Croatian soccer federation says it wants to restart the season on May 30 with the cup semifinals.The country’s 10-team league is set to resume with all games in empty stadiums on June 6 amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Croatian federation is led by former player and UEFA executive committee member Davor Suker. It says final approval must come from public authorities. Lower-level leagues will not be completed.Dinamo Zagreb leads the league by 18 points over Rijeka with 10 matches remaining.Four clubs are in contention for the runner-up spot and a place in the qualifying rounds of the Champions League.___More AP sports: and,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more