FILE - In this June 9, 2016, file photo, Major League BaseballCommissioner Rob Manfred speaks during the MLB draft, in Secaucus, N.J. Major League Baseball will cuts its amateur draft from 40 rounds to five this year, a move that figures to save teams about $30 million. Clubs gained the ability to reduce the draft as part of their March 26 agreement with the players’ association and MLB plans to finalize a decision next week to go with the minimum, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press. The person spoke Friday, May 8, 2020, on condition of anonymity because no decision was announced. less … [Read more...] about Shortened MLB amateur draft to remain at New Jersey studio
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“As long as our health metrics continue to trend in the right direction, I anticipate being able to raise the limits on indoor gatherings in a way that will allow for greater indoor religious services for the weekend of June 12,” Murphy said. … [Read more...] about New Jersey eyes June 12 for allowing ‘greater indoor religious services’
The New Jersey couple arrived in Barbados on Saturday, June 22 and were scheduled to leave a week later, on June 29. The couple was staying at the Discovery Bay Hotel in Trents, St. James, according to police. … [Read more...] about New Jersey couple goes missing while on vacation in Barbados, going out to sea on jet ski, police say
It is the classic story of a bright young thing heading off to the city. But such clichés go against the narrative that has emerged as the pandemic ravages New York. People have lost their jobs, or realized that they can do them from a place that’s not their sweltering walk-up. News stories and anecdotes alike point to the fact that the city is hemorrhaging residents. … [Read more...] about Not Everyone Is Fleeing New York City. These People Can’t Wait to Move In.
9:15 a.m. Stanford president offers details on financial losses: Stanford president Marc Tessier-Lavigne said the school projects it will lose $267 million because of the COVID-19 crisis from March 1 through Aug. 31, which marks the end the 2020 fiscal year. Tessier-Lavigne, in a letter to the university community, said he “expects our financial challenges to be as great or even greater” in the next fiscal year. He cited reduced housing revenue, limited income-producing programs and increased expenses, such as student financial aid. Tessier-Lavigne pledged to pay university employees through Aug. 31, but he also said workforce reductions will be “unavoidable” to start the new fiscal year on Sept. 1. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus live updates: New report suggests virus began to spread in California in January