The Vermont Superior Court, Washington Unit, issued a decision yesterday in favor of the State in its campaign finance law enforcement action brought against Green Mountain Future, an advocacy organization primarily funded by the Democratic Governors Association. The Court found that GMF spent over half-a-million dollars in September and October 2010 on political advertisements attacking candidate Brian Dubie in the gubernatorial race, but did not register with the Secretary of State’s Office or file required disclosure reports, and also failed to include proper identification information on its advertisements.The Court rejected GMF’s argument that the Vermont statute is unconstitutional, holding that Vermont’s campaign finance disclosure requirements are valid and enforceable under the First Amendment. In addition, the Court dismissed GMF’s contention that its ads could not be regulated because they focused only on issues. The Court ruled that there was no question that the advertisements ‘were created and broadcast for the purpose of opposing’ candidate Dubie. As the Court wrote, ‘It would require the cheerful credulity of a very young child to conclude’ that GMF’s ads ‘had neither the intention nor the effect of advocating against his election.’ Consequently, the Court found GMF was required to register as a political committee and file certain disclosure reports.‘The Court’s decision is consistent with recent case law from the United States Supreme Court emphasizing the importance and legitimacy of disclosure requirements in election law,’ said Attorney General William Sorrell. ‘We remain committed to ensuring that Vermont campaign finance laws are followed by all participants in the electoral process.’In October 2010, the State filed two similar campaign finance law enforcement actions. The second action, filed against the Republican Governors’ Association, remains pending. Attorney General, June 29, 2011
Dutch company moves forward with major off-grid solar initiative in Nigeria FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Bloomberg:Lumos Global BV, a Dutch company specializing in off-grid solar power, plans to light up over a million Nigerian households by 2025 as it expands in Africa’s most populous country of more than 200 million where only 60% have access to electricity.The Nigerian government announced last week that it awarded a share of a $75 million World Bank-funded grant to Lumos to support its business in the west African nation, as part of efforts to back quick and simple solutions to the country’s energy deficit due to an absent or unreliable electricity grid.“The market is enormous,” Lumos Chief Executive Officer Alistair Gordon said by phone of Nigeria’s fast growing population. “Having some assistance with that significant capex outlay and investment through these sorts of grants is a real help.”Lumos, which has already fitted more than 100,000 solar home systems around Nigeria, will receive a fee for each new installation from the Rural Electrification Agency, known as REA, Gordon said.The Amsterdam-based company isn’t targeting only rural areas that are not served by the electricity grid but also towns and cities where power outages are frequent and households rely, at least partly, on generators. Lumos’ offering of solar panels and a battery enables families to spend a flat fee of around $15 per month rather than three or four times as much on kerosene or diesel, according to Gordon. The company expects to sign up more than a million households by the middle of next decade, he said.The grant for standalone systems is part of $350 million raised by Nigeria from the World Bank to increase electrification rates in rural areas. The largest portion of $150 million is dedicated to developing solar mini-grids.More: Dutch company to light a million Nigerian homes with solar
The Inaugural Laurel Lake Half Ironman TriathlonDate: July 12, 2014Location: Laurel Lake in London, Ken.Laurel River Lake is located minutes from London, Corbin and Somerset, Kentucky –one hour south of Lexington, Kentucky and one hour 15 minutes north of Knoxville, Tenn.Racers will experience some of the most spectacular scenery found throughout all of southern Kentucky. The race will start with a 1.2 mile swim in the pristine waters of Laurel Lake. The 56-mile bike leg will include the challenging hills of the Daniel Boone National Forest. You will cycle across the wild and scenic Rockcastle River and through the picturesque community of Mount Victory. The 13.1 mile run will follow along the smooth shady shoreline of Laurel Lake and Holly Bay. Celebrate your race with an after-race dinner and live music at Graig’s Creek Group Campground. Each participant’s meal is included with registration.Start Time: 7:30 a.m.Race Size: 350 peopleRace Contact:Andy Kossenlaurellaketri@yahoo.com513-265-8005Visit laurellaketri.com for more information!
The most important factor for choosing a destination for 78% of respondents who plan to travel is the budget, while for 48% of them it is the recommendations of family and friends. Followed by tourist offer (38%), distance to destination (36%) and online reviews (34%). When asked what they take into account when choosing a destination, most respondents pointed out the price-quality ratio. Respondents have the most trust in specialized travel websites (31%), but also in random articles on Croatian websites found by searching the Internet (29%). Advice related to travel on blogs and social networks of domestic influencers is trusted more (6%) than advice from foreign ones (2%). Cash is less and less used to pay for travel expenses Most respondents have not traveled anywhere in the last 12 months The percentage of respondents planning to travel abroad this winter has dropped by more than half compared to last year. Thus, only 21% of those who are still hoping for travel opportunities, while almost half of the respondents (48%) do not plan to travel abroad this winter, with 31% undecided. At the same time last year, the percentages looked significantly different – almost half of respondents (48%) planned to travel abroad, with 27% of those not planning to. When choosing a destination, the most important thing for us is the budget and the recommendations of our loved ones In the last 12 months, the number of trips has dropped significantly compared to the results from 2019 – tourist trips are 19% less, and business trips even 38% less. Respondents traveled on average three (3,4) times as tourists, compared to 4,2 times in 2019, of which two (2,4) times within Croatia, once (0,6) within the euro area and even less frequently (0,4). , XNUMX) outside the euro area. Encouraging data that is certainly an opportunity for continental and rural destinations, but which must be intended and positioned. Furthermore, those planning a trip intend to primarily use debit cards to pay for accommodation (40%, compared to 36% last year). Moreover, it is arguably the most popular payment method among young people aged 18 to 29. To a lesser extent, respondents think to use cash (22%, compared to 26% last year) and credit cards (18%, compared to 15% last year) to pay for accommodation. Cash is paid primarily by older respondents. The main reasons for this reduced interest in foreign travel are the financial situation of the respondents (42%) and the fear that the trip could be canceled due to the epidemiological situation (33%). Fear of non-compliance with epidemiological measures at the destination is prevented in travel planning by 16% of respondents, primarily younger ones, while only 9% of those who think that epidemiological measures make travel less pleasant. In the total number of trips, tourist trips are more than the results of 2019 showed (68%, compared to 62% in 2019), due to a significant decline in business trips (with 38% of respondents who went on business trips in 2019 at 32% this year). Half of the respondents certainly do not plan to travel outside Croatia this winter, primarily due to the financial situation Of the respondents who plan to travel, most are those who plan Advent trips to one of the European capitals (11%, as opposed to 25% in 2019). This is followed by skiing and New Year’s Eve with 5% each. Most Advent, ski and New Year’s trips within Europe will take up to a week, which means that only a few will travel longer. Generally, trips of up to four days are planned, only slightly longer ski trips are planned. Leading Dalmatians (55% of respondents plan such a trip), Istrians (51%) and Zagreb (46%), and at the bottom of the list are Slavonians (37%). 25% of respondents will not travel, while the rest are undecided. According to the respondents, the average costs of their last tourist trip abroad amounted to HRK 6.113, which is significantly more than the average in 2019 (HRK 5.153) or 2018 (HRK 5.929). In terms of foreign travel, in the last twelve months, respondents mostly visited closer destinations such as Ljubljana (28%), Sarajevo (17%), Vienna (16%), Budapest (14%), Belgrade (12%) and Munich. (11%). It is interesting that Ljubljana is the most popular destination among the respondents of the oldest age group (50-55). In contrast to the 2019 results, debit and credit cards have shifted to a more popular way of paying when shopping on trips (52% of respondents, compared to 39% of those who used cash) and paying for accommodation (36% compared to 27% respondents who pay in cash). Respondents are more likely to use cash when it comes to paying in restaurants, paying for tickets, transportation, and nightlife. Airline tickets are traditionally most often paid with cards. Respondents are primarily concerned about the impact of the pandemic on financial status, dynamics in family relationships and happiness, and social ties and relationships. This is followed by health, with older respondents being more concerned about how the pandemic will affect their physical health, while younger ones are more concerned about mental health. As expected, the survey data show that the number of trips in the past 12 months has dropped significantly compared to the same period a year earlier, and in accordance with the uncertainty, the number of respondents planning to travel this winter is falling. At the same time, most respondents are afraid that they will lose their jobs due to the pandemic (46%). This is followed by a decline in the quality of health care (45%) and rising prices (33%), but also the possibility that respondents will infect family members (32%), while only 12% of them worry about whether they will be infected. Travel restrictions are a concern for 31% of respondents, a decline in the quality of education for 30%, and a decline in living standards for 14%. When it comes to travel within Croatia, 46% of respondents plan it. We spend more on travel than in previous years The coronavirus pandemic is affecting the habits of consumers around the world, including in Croatia Cover photo: Public institution Rakovica – Barećeve špilje In September and October this year, Mastercard, in cooperation with the market research agency Improve, conducted its regular online research. MasterIndex on the habits of using financial services among bank clients in Croatia aged 18 to 55. They are followed by music festivals and concerts (40%), family gatherings (30%), theaters, cinemas and exhibitions (25%), sporting events (23%), going out and nightlife (18%) and recreation (10%). Family gatherings are more missed by older respondents, sporting events by men, and outings and concerts by women. On the other hand, in the past year, the average respondent was on one to two (1,6) business trips (compared to 2,6 in 2019), most of them within Croatia (1,1). Zagreb residents traveled the most within Croatia for leisure – on average three times in the last 12 months, while respondents from Northern Croatia traveled the least (1,8 times). As many as 59% of respondents have not traveled outside Croatia in the last 12 months (compared to 40% in 2019). For those preparing to travel this winter, the most commonly planned way of booking accommodation is through the booking website or travel agency website (62%), then directly on the destination website or accommodation provider (28%), in person at the travel agency (8 %) and by phone call or e-mail to a travel agency (9%). On the other hand, to a much lesser extent (6%) respondents plan to find accommodation on the spot. The results show that older respondents, the highly educated and those with higher incomes spend a bit more on travel. In addition, those from Lika (HRK 7.329), Dalmatia and Zagreb spend the most, and respondents from Northern Croatia spend the least (HRK 3.570). The results show that cardholders pay 45% of the cost of traveling abroad with cards. Cards abroad are used to a greater extent by men, those with higher socio-economic status and credit card users. Whether it is a tourist or business trip, the main source of information about the destination is the Internet (93%). He is followed by friends and family members (41%) and travel agencies (11%). Interestingly, the Internet is used for this purpose to an even greater extent (97%) by members of the age group 50-55, while the younger ones rely more on the advice of friends and family. Those traveling will book accommodation online and pay with cards Travel is at the very top of what the respondents miss the most in the “new normal”. They hold the second place in this ranking with 41% of the votes of the respondents, while 57% of them point out that they miss socializing the most. Most respondents are from Istria, Primorje and Gorski Kotar who plan to travel abroad this winter – 31%. They are followed by Dalmatians and Zagreb residents (22%).
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Senator Ralph Recto, however, expressed concern, saying the next round of barangay and SK poll still faces possibility of getting postponed again when the new President is elected by May 2022. “Six and half months or so is a short period and we’ll be pressed for time but they claimed they can do it without undue problems,” she added. The consensus at the House aligns with the Senate, which has approved at the committee level, Senate Bill No. 1043 seeking to postpone the 2020 BSKE to May 2023 instead./PN If ever the measure gets approved by the Congress and signed into law by President Rodrigo Duterte, the winning candidates will be proclaimed on Jan. 1, 2023 at 12 noon. Subsequent elections will happen every three years. “Upon prodding during the Comelec budget, as well as the consideration of the extension that is extensive, we have come up with a work program working backwards and it brought us to December 2022,” Marcos said. Senators approved on second reading Senate Bill No. 1043 seeking to postpone the barangay and SK elections from May 2020 to Dec. 5, 2022. The Senate approves on second reading the bill that would move the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections from May 2020 to Dec. 2022. ABS-CBN News Senator Imee Marcos, the sponsor of the measure, has assured Recto that the Commission on Elections (Comelec) had already said that it wouldn’t be a problem for them. MANILA – The proposed postponement of barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections is one step closer from being approved at the Senate. The same measure, meanwhile, has been approved by the House of Representatives’ committee on suffrage and electoral reforms on Tuesday, committee chairperson Juliet Ferrer said. “The future president will come at Congress and ask again for the postponement of elections. Our initial fear will probably be even worse,” Recto said.
Grand Rapids, Mi. — Meijer is recalling prepackaged ground beef because it may be contaminated with hard pieces of plastic.The grocery chain and JBS Plainwell announced the recall on Tuesday, saying the affected 1 lb. ground beef was sold between March 22, 2019 and April 9, 2019 in all Meijer stores in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Wisconsin.This recall affects products produced and pre-packaged by JBS Plainwell under the Meijer brand label with a “sell by” date of April 10, 2019:UPC: 201258, 85% lean/15% fat, Meijer Ground Beef, net weight: 1 lb.UPC: 202106, 90% lean/10% fat, Meijer Ground Beef, net weight: 1 lb.UPC: 201155, 80% lean/20% fat, Meijer Ground Beef, net weight: 1 lb.The companies say there have been no injuries reported to date and this recall is a precautionary measure.Consumers who have purchased these products should throw them away or return them to the nearest Meijer store for a full refund. Consumers with questions regarding this recall should contact Meijer at 800-543-3704, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Consumers with questions or concerns about their health should contact their physician.
Press Association The unbeaten six-year-old has won his five Irish starts by an aggregate of 117 lengths, and made all in the Red Mills Trial Hurdle at Gowran Park on Saturday. Speaking at Navan on Sunday, Mullins said: “He’s good, he came out of the race fine. It took a fair bit out of him, people think it is easy but galloping two miles in that soft ground still takes a fair bit out of them.” Asked about Cheltenham, for which Un De Sceaux is as short as 8-1 with bet365 and Ladbrokes, Mullins said: “I just wonder if he needs that at this time in his career, taking on those fantastic horses. “Obviously he is hugely talented for the future, we were happy to keep him under the radar and that’s where I’d like to keep him.” Willie Mullins has sounded a cautious note about a potential Stan James Champion Hurdle bid for the exciting Un De Sceaux.
— James Harden’s 37 points, nine assists and six rebounds carried the Rockets to a 123-112 decision over the Knicks. Harden got to the arena just over an hour before the game after attending the memorial service for Kobe and Gianna Bryant in Los Angeles hours earlier. Ben McLemore finished with 17 points and Eric Gordon had 16 in Houston’s fourth straight win, which keeps them a game behind the third-place Clippers in the West.— Joel Embiid (joh-EHL’ ehm-BEED’) poured in a career-high 49 points and grabbed 14 rebounds as the 76ers dumped the Hawks, 129-112. Furkan Kormaz (FUR’-kahn KOHRK’-mahs) chipped in 15 points for Philadelphia, which wasted a 21-point lead before improving to a league-best 27-2 at home. Trae Young led Atlanta with 28 points despite missing nine of 11 from 3-point range.— The Clippers had dropped three straight before outscoring the Grizzlies, 40-14 in the first quarter of a 124-97 dismantling of Memphis. Kawhi (kah-WY’) Leonard was high man for Los Angeles with 25 points and Montrezl (MAHN’-trehz) Harrell added 22 off the bench. Ja (jah) Morant had a team-high 16 points for the Grizzlies, who are 2 ½ games ahead of Portland for the final Western Conference playoff berth.— Kevin Porter Jr. came off the bench to deliver 30 points and eight rebounds as the Cavaliers stunned the Heat, 125-119 in overtime. Kevin Love had 17 points and 14 boards for the Cavaliers, who trailed by 19 entering the fourth quarter before outscoring the Southeast Division leaders, 45-20 the rest of the way. Cleveland had seven players score in double figures and sent Miami to its sixth loss in eight games.— The Suns crushed the Jazz, 131-11 as Ricky Rubio finished with 22 points, 11 assists and seven steals. Devin Booker had 24 points and 10 assists while Deandre Ayton added 16 for Phoenix. Donovan Mitchell scored 38 points and Bojan Bogdanovic (BOY’-ahn bahg-DAH’-noh-vich) added 16 as the Jazz lost their third in a row and eighth in 12 games. UNDATED (AP) — Kansas has reclaimed the No. 1 ranking in The Associated Press men’s basketball poll following Saturday’s three-point win over previously top-ranked Baylor.The Jayhawks picked up 62 of 64 first-place votes, with the second-ranked Bears taking the remaining two. Gonzaga dropped a notch to third with its loss to BYU.Dayton and San Diego State round out the top five and are followed by Florida State, Duke, Kentucky, Maryland and Creighton.Michigan, Texas Tech and Michigan State returned to the poll.NHL-BLUE JACKETS/SENATORS Associated Press MLB says attempts at cheating are part of sports.Five men have sued MLB, MLB Advanced Media, the Astros and the Boston Red Sox in federal court in Manhattan. Among their claims are fraud, violation of consumer-protection laws and negligence.NFL-NEWSPackers sign Crosby to extensionUNDATED (AP) — The Green Bay Packers have signed longtime placekicker Mason Crosby to a three-year contract extension. RALEIGH, N.C. (AP)— Carolina Hurricanes coach Rod Brind’Amour says defenseman Brett Pesce (PEH’-shee), and goaltenders James Reimer and Petr Mrazek (mah-RA’-zehk) are all dealing with “longer term” injuries from Saturday’s win at Toronto.Brind’Amour says it was unclear exactly how long each would be out.MLB-ASTROS-FAN-LAWSUITBaseball urges judge to dismiss lawsuit over stolen signsNEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball is urging a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit by fantasy contestants over sign stealing by the Houston Astros. Update on the latest in sports: KOBE BRYANT LAWSUITBryant’s widow sues over helicopter crashUNDATED (AP) — The widow of Kobe Bryant has sued the owner of the helicopter that crashed in fog and killed her husband and her 13-year-old daughter last month.The wrongful death lawsuit filed by Vanessa Bryant in Los Angeles says the pilot was careless and negligent by flying in cloudy conditions Jan. 26 and should have aborted the flight. The pilot was among the nine people killed in the crash.T25 MEN’S BASKETBALL They were among nine people killed last month in a helicopter crash in Los Angeles.Speaking at times through tears, Vanessa Bryant praised her husband’s devotion as she addressed thousands of fans gathered at Staples Center.The ceremony began with performances by Beyonce and Alicia Keys. The mourners included Lakers greats such as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Magic Johnson, plus other celebrities.NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal said he and his former Los Angeles Lakers teammate had a complex relationship but that they always respected each other and never took things too seriously. The two won three NBA championships together.A weeping Michael Jordan told the crowd that “when Kobe Bryant died, a piece of me died.” He said a piece of everyone in the crowd died as well. Jordan urged people to use the inspiration of Bryant’s life for their own. — The Penguins have acquired forwards Conor Sheary and Evan Rodrigues from the Buffalo Sabres for Dominik Kahun (kah-HOON’). Sheary helped Pittsburgh win two Stanley Cups.— Pittsburgh also came away with veteran forward Patrick Marleau, who was relinquished by the Sharks for a condition third-round pick in 2021.— The Golden Knights swapped out goaltenders, getting Robin Lehner (LEH’-nur) in a deal that sends Malcolm Subban (SOO’-ban) to the Blackhawks. Chicago also receives forward Stanislav Demin and 2020 second-round pick while shipping forward Martins Dzierkals to Vegas, who was subsequently dealt to Toronto.— Nick Ritchie is a Bruin after being traded by the Ducks for forward Danton Heinen.— The Flames acquired defensemen Erik Gustafsson from Chicago and Derek Forbort from Los Angeles. The Islanders acquired scoring help at the NHL trade deadline, and the Rangers worked out a long-term package with forward Chris Kreider rather than dealing him.The Isles signed center Jean-Gabriel Pageau (pa-ZHOH’) after getting him from Ottawa for a conditional first-round pick in this year’s draft, second-rounder in 2020 and a third-rounder if New York wins the Stanley Cup this spring.The Rangers and Kreider worked out a seven-year package reportedly worth $45 million after working themselves back into playoff contention.In other NHL trade deadline moves:— The Oilers grabbed winger Andreas Athanasiou (ath-ah-nah-SEE’-oo) from Detroit and forward Tyler Ennis from Ottawa. The Oilers sent 2020 and 2021 second-round picks and forward Sam Gagner to Detroit for Athanansiou, who’s a restricted free agent after this season. The Oilers also got winger Ryan Kuffner in the Athanasiou trade and picked up Ennis for a 2021 fifth-rounder. In other top-25 finals:— Hours after Kansas moved to the top of the AP poll, Udoka Azubuike (oo-DOH’-kah az-ah-BOO’-kee) had 19 points and 16 rebounds as the Jayhawks blew out Oklahoma State, 83-58. Kansas took control with a 16-2 run early in the second half and improved to 25-3 overall and 14-1 in the Big 12. The Jayhawks own a half-game lead over Baylor for the conference regular-season title.— Texas posted a 67-57 victory over No. 20 West Virginia as Andrew Jones delivered 22 points in the Longhorns’ third straight win. Courtney Ramey added 21 points to help Texas avenge their 38-point loss to the Mountaineers on Jan. 20. WVU is 19-9 overall and 7-8 in the Big 12 following its sixth straight conference road loss.COLLEGE BASKETBALL POLLKansas takes top spot Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNBA-SCHEDULEBucks fight off WizardsUNDATED (AP) — The Washington Wizards pushed the NBA’s best team to overtime before the Milwaukee Bucks avoided a surprising road loss. February 25, 2020 — The Avalanche picked up forward Vladislav Namestnikov (nah-MEHST’-nih-kahv) from Ottwa.— Forward Wayne Simmonds was dealt to the Sabres by the Devils for a conditional fifth-round selection in 2021.— The Tampa Bay Lightning acquired forward Barclay Goodrow and a 2020 third-round pick from Sharks for a 2020 first-round pick and forward Anthony Greco.NHL-HURRICANES-INJURIESHurricanes’ Reimer, Mrazek, Pesce all ‘longer term’ injuries Seminoles rally past CardinalsUNDATED (AP) — Florida State is the new leader in ACC men’s basketball after knocking Louisville from the top of the conference standings.Trent Forrest scored 14 of his 16 points after halftime to rally the sixth-ranked Seminoles from a double-digit deficit in an 82-67 victory over the No. 11 Cardinals. FSU outscored Louisville, 50-27 in the second half, including a 15-0 run that was capped by Patrick Williams’ emphatic slam.Devin Vassell and M.J. Walker each scored 12 points for the Seminoles, who improved to 14-3 in the conference and set a school record for ACC victories with three games remaining.Ryan McMahon scored 14 points and Jordan Nwora (WOHR’-ah) added 13 with eight rebounds for Louisville. Jackets win in OT but lose MerzlikinsCOLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets have moved into a virtual tie for the first wild-card in the NHL’s Eastern Conference while ending an eight-game losing streak.Emil Bemstrom scored 4:35 into overtime to send the Jackets past the Senators, 4-3. Ottawa took a 3-2 lead on Colin White’s goal 9:16 into the third period, but Columbus countered with Stefan Matteau’s (mah-TOHZ’) tally 29 seconds later.Nick Foligno scored twice and Boone Jenner had two assists as the Jackets pulled even with the Islanders in the Metropolitan Division standings, two points ahead of Carolina. The Isles and Hurricanes each have three games in hand.The Blue Jackets’ first win since Feb. 7 might have been a costly one after goaltender Elvis Merzlikins (murz-LEE’-kihnz) departed in the second period following a big collision at the net with former Jackets forward Anthony Duclair. — Aaron Gordon provided 27 points, 10 rebounds and a big blocked shot in the final seconds of the Magic’s 115-113 comeback over the Nets. Terrence Ross added 21 points and eight rebounds for Orlando, which trailed by 19 in the first half before moving without 1 ½ games of the seventh-place Nets in the Eastern Conference. Spencer Dinwiddie had 24 points and eight assists as Brooklyn lost for the first time in six home games.— Tim Hardaway Jr. contributed 23 points and Luka Doncic (DAHN’-chich) had 20 in the Mavericks’ 139-123 thumping of the Timberwolves. The Mavericks never trailed and were able to rest most of their starters in the fourth quarter after scoring a season-high 81 points in the first half. Dallas shot 56% in the first half and went 12 of 23 from 3-point range en route to an 81-65 halftime lead.KOBE BRYANT MEMORIALBryant’s widow speaks at memorialLOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant’s wife offered a poignant portrait of her NBA superstar husband and their daughter at a sold-out memorial service for the two. NHL-TRADE DEADLINEOttawa an active seller at trade deadlineUNDATED (AP) — — The Carolina Hurricanes were among the busiest teams at the NHL trade deadline as they acquired forward Vincent Trocheck (TROH’-chehk) from Florida, defenseman Brady Skjei (shay) from the Rangers and blueliner Sami Vatanen (SAM’-ee VAH’-tah-nehn) from New Jersey.The Hurricanes parted with forwards Erik Haula (HAH’-lah) and Lucas Wallmark, along with two prospects for Trocheck.The Hurricanes also strengthened their blue line amid injuries to Dougie Hamilton and Brett Pesce (PEH’-shee) by getting Skjei and Vatanen. Khris Middleton scored the Bucks’ final nine points in a 137-134 triumph over the Wizards. Middleton dropped in 40 points, including a 3-pointer from the top of the key with 30.2 seconds left to give Milwaukee a 135-132 lead.Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (YAH’-nihs an-teh-toh-KOON’-poh) had 22 points and 14 rebounds before fouling out with 1:33 remaining in regulation.Bradley Beal poured in a career-high 55 points, one night after scoring 53 in a loss at Chicago. Beal delivered 22 points in the fourth quarter to help Washington erase a 17-point deficit.The Bucks’ third straight win leaves them 49-8, seven games ahead of Toronto in the Eastern Conference.Checking out Monday’s other NBA action: Crosby, who turns 36 in September, has been with the Packers since being selected in the sixth round of the 2007 draft. He’s appeared in every game since then. His string of 208 games are second in Packers history to Brett Favre’s 255.Crosby is one of four NFL players to appear in every regular-season game since 2007, joining former Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers, Baltimore punter Sam Koch, and Dallas long snapper L.P. LaDouceur. He’s the franchise leader in points, field goals, 50-yard field goals and extra points.Meanwhile, the Lions are keeping veteran receiver Danny Amendola, who had 62 catches for 678 yards and out touchdown last season.