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EAP lose second match of Australian cricket champs

first_imgEAP won the toss and made the decision to bat first hoping to set a competitive target for the opposition.The opening pair of Kipling Doriga (7) and Dogodo Bau (12) again failed to get things going and EAP soon found themselves in similar waters from their first match.Despite some fight from Nalin Nipiko (48) and Hiri Hiri (27), EAP were eventually all bowled out inside 43 overs for 147.South Australia’s Andrew Frick was the thorn in EAP’s side finishing the innings with 3/36.Despite the loss of their openers, South Australia was never in any trouble chasing down the target comfortably.Cameron Sumner (48) and Ben Pengelley (67) guided South Australia to victory after only 20.3 overs bowled.last_img

Goerges ends Bertens’ Wimbledon run to reach first major semi

first_imgGerman 13th seed Julia Goerges ended the giant-killing run of her close friend Kiki Bertens to reach her first Grand Slam semi-final with a 3-6 7-5 6-1 win at Wimbledon on Tuesday.The two often go out for dinner together when they are playing at the same tournaments but there was no room for sharing any friendly banter as both eyed a place in the last four of the most famous tennis tournament.Dutchwoman Bertens, who had gained an appetite for eating up higher-ranked players having beaten ninth seed Venus Williams and number seven Karolina Pliskova over the past week, appeared well on her way to swallowing up another when she won the first set against Goerges.She also recovered from 4-1 down in the second to level up proceedings but Goerges kept on believing to subdue her pal and she booked a semi-final date with Serena Williams after watching a lunging Bertens roll the ball into the net on match point.Goerges’ win kept alive the possibility of Wimbledon staging an all-German women’s final on Saturday as twice major winner Angelique Kerber takes on Latvia’s Jelena Ostapenko in the other semi.last_img read more

Thompson, Fraser-Pryce, Dacres head Jamaica’s Athletics World Cup team

first_imgDouble Olympic sprint champion Elaine Thompson heads Jamaica’s 40-member to this year’s inaugural staging of Athletics World Cup, which will be in London from July 14 – 15.Jamaica’s team also includes Olympic sprint champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Commonwealth Games 400m hurdles champion Janieve Russell and Olympic Games 400m bronze medallist Shericka Jackson.In fact, Thompson, who recently retained her 100m title at the National Senior Championships last month, will compete in the 100m. She will be joined by Fraser-Pryce, Jackson and Jonielle Smith, as members of Jamaica’s 4x100m relay team.National champion Stephenie-Ann McPherson is down to compete in the 400m, while Jackson is down to run in the 200m.Meanwhile, freshly-minted national 100m champion Tyquendo Tracey and Fedrick Dacres head the country’s male team.The team also includes Commonwealth Games 110m hurdles champion Ronald Levy and Kemoy Campbell.The Athletics World Cup is a team-based international competition featuring eight of the world’s top track and field nations.Male TeamJahnoy Thompson (200m)Rusheen McDonald (400m)Jauvaney James (800m)Kemoy Campbell (1500m)Ronald Levy (110mh)Annsert Whyte (400mh)Tyquendo Tracey, Kenroy Anderson, Nesta Carter & Javoy Tucker (4x100mrelay)Jevaughn Baker, Ivan Henry, Rusheen McDonald & Steven Gayle (4x400m relay)Ramone Bailey (long jump)Jordan Scott (triple jump)Clayton Brown (high jump)Cameron Walker-Shepherd (pole vault)O’Dayne Richards (shot put)Fedrick Dacres (discus)Orlando Thomas (javelin)Cannigia Raynor (hammer)Female TeamElaine Thompson (100m)Shericka Jackson (200m)Stephenie Ann McPherson (400m)Simoya Campbell (800m)Simoya Campbell (1500m)Jeanine Williams (100mh)Janieve Russell (400mh)Elaine Thompson, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Shericka Jackson & Jonielle Smith(4x100m relay)Stephenie Ann McPherson, Christine Day, Anastasia Le-Roy & Tiffany James(4x400m relay)Tissanna Hickling (long jump)Shanieka Ricketts (triple jump)Saniel Atkinson-Grier (high jump)Lloydricia Cameron (shot put)Shadae Lawrence (discus)Kateema Riettie (javelin)Nyoka Clunis (hammer)Shanieka RickettsManagement TeamDr. Warren Blake (Team Leader)Garth Gayle (Team Official)Ludlow Watts (Team Official)Maurice Wilson (Head Coach)Bertland Cameron (Coach)Paul Francis (Coach)Julian Robinson (Coach)Gavin James (Massage Therapist)Nathanael Davis (Massage Therapist)Collin Turner (Massage Therapist)Sylvan Edwards (Team Official)last_img read more

Alexander is seeking to mislead the public again

first_imgDear Editor,It is with reluctance that I have penned this response to VincentAlexander’s in your letters column. Once again, Mr Alexander has deliberately caused libellous statements about me to be published.Let me, once and for all, set the records straight because, for now I am interested in the decision of the court. Thereafter, I will address matters incidental thereto:1) I pursued the UG LL.B. degree from 2000 to 2003.2) I was granted the only loan (for the first year), and the expiry repayment date for that loan was 31 August, 2006.3) I was acted against in 2003. The expiry date for repayment had not arrived.4) Neither the University of Guyana nor the Ministry of Finance wrote me on this matter while I was awaiting approval and saw no reasons why there should have been problems as a continuing student.5) N Rheka, (Finance Secretary as he then was) pointed out to me that he saw no reasons why the monies sent by the Ministry of Finance to the University of Guyana omitted payment for me.6) Mr Alexander should not be allowed to confuse the public that there was/is anything other than the above facts.7) Mr Alexander needs to be reminded that he has also libelled me when he wrote and had published that I was involved in the crime of CONSPIRACY when I wrote 20 different exams during the academic years 2001-2002 and 2002-2003 and I have ill gained grades!!!8) He cannot wish away the examination attendance slips for each and are now a part of the court’s records.Regards,Clairmonte Cox JPStudent # 00/0850/0207last_img read more

Grande Prairie officials still searching for missing two year-old

first_imgGRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. – The search continues for a missing two-year-old boy near the Canfor Bridge that crosses the Wapiti River near Grande Prairie.The child went missing late Friday and members of the RCMP and Grande Prairie Technical Search and Rescue have been searching for the child ever since.  The child was last seen wearing a black and grey shirt, red shorts, sandals and a hat.On Saturday, search and rescue crews used boats, all-terrain vehicles and a helicopter in addition to people searching on foot. The search ended at 11 pm, but members of the RCMP and Search and Rescue remained overnight.  The search resumed on Sunday at 7 a.m.Search efforts continue Sunday morning at 7am for missing 2 year old boy who went missing Friday evening. #gpab #countyofgp #mdgreenview16— William Vavrek (@williamvavrek) July 8, 2018- Advertisement -Police are still asking for the general public to stay away from the area while emergency services focus on the search.Advertisement Community members have started to place teddy bears and other stuffed animals on front yards and on street signs to show support for the family.A few of the teddies in #GPab tonight, in support of the toddler who disappeared near Canfor Bridge Friday. “I had to do something,” said Arlene De Heus, the woman who started this campaign. Photos thanks to Kylee Vargas, Ashley Frandsen, Arlene De Heus and Danielle Mildenberger.— Zoë Todd (@ZoeHTodd) July 8, 2018Further updates will be provided when more information is availableAdvertisementlast_img read more

Grant to help fund gang enforcement

first_imgPALMDALE – A $500,000 state grant will pay for expanding anti-gang law-enforcement efforts and mentoring programs aimed at keeping youngsters out of gangs in the Antelope Valley. A continuation of annual grants received for several years by Lancaster, the state Office of Emergency Services funding this year will be used around the Antelope Valley for anti-gang police sweeps as well as for education and gang-prevention programs, officials said. “It enables us to do some proactive things we may not (otherwise) be able to do, to go after a particular gang or look for people on warrants,” said Capt. Carl Deeley, the Lancaster sheriff’s station commander. More than 60 street gangs have been identified as active in the Antelope Valley and some 3,500 ex-convicts are on parole in the Antelope Valley. sheriff’s officials said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita Many of the parolees are gang members who continuously recruit youngsters to join gangs, officials said. Every year, more than 400 high school students are identified as belonging to local gangs, sheriff’s officials said. The Gang Violence Suppression grant money will be shared, as have past grants, among the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office and Probation Department, the Antelope Valley Union High School District, and the private youth counseling service United Community Action Network. The Sheriff’s Department will get nearly $188,000, of which the majority will go to pay gang-detail detectives and other deputies’ overtime for working special anti-gang operations, and the District Attorney’s Office will get $165,000 for a local prosecutor to concentrate on hard-core gang cases. The Probation Department will get $68,000, and the high school district and UCAN $64,500. The high school’s money will be used to expand a mentoring program called Project LINK at local high schools. Los Angeles County supervisors are scheduled to vote Tuesday on accepting the grant. “The supervisor has made gang suppression one of his top priorities,” said Tony Bell, an aide to Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, whose district includes the Antelope Valley. Charles F. Bostwick, (661) 267-5742 chuck.bostwick@dailynews.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Around Whittier

first_imgBest use of lights: Alex and Cecilia Freire, 5844 Bright Ave. Best lawn display: The Dan Tabor family, 6208 Washington Ave. Best window display: Anna Saucedas, 13218 Hadley. Most innovative: Doris Arcadi family, 6202 Washington Ave. Most elegant award: Joe and Kathy Goldman, 5811 Bright Ave. Olde time holiday: Debra Canham, 6031 Bright Ave. Inspirational award: Glen and Mary Valuet, 6242 Washington Ave. Front porch award: Fred and Margaret Ramirez, 6042 Bright Ave. Best tree in a window: Ronald and Barbara Light, 5854 Painter Ave. Best handcrafted/homemade award: Rosemary and Melinda Bond, 6212 Washington Ave. For the sixth year in the row, residents in the 6300 block of Bright Avenue took the contest’s block award. Crackdown on puppy smuggling DOWNEY – For the second year in a row, the Southeast Area Animal Control Authority in Downey and several other animal welfare agencies have conducted U.S./Mexico border inspections to find and confiscate underage puppies being smuggled into this country, officials said. The Border Puppy Task this year found fewer underage puppies than last Christmas, said SEACCA director Cpt. Aaron Reyes, who helps coordinate the task force. “Even though the number of underage puppies seized the operation dropped from last year, the issue is still relevant and we are concerned that smugglers are finding new ways to bring puppies over,” Reyes said. Officials say thousands of underage puppies, meant as Christmas presents, are illegally smuggled into this country every year, officials said. Many of them have diseases that can be passed to humans, task force officials said. City collecting Christmas trees LA MIRADA – The city’s Christmas tree recycling program will begin Tuesday and end Jan. 9, officials announced. Residents can have trees recycled, free of charge, by leaving them at curbside on their scheduled trash collection day. Trees must be free of all ornaments, stands, tinsel and garlands. Trees taller than 6 feet must be cut in half. Trees should not be placed in bags or in trash bins, city officials said. Residents also can drop off their trees at the La Mirada Community Center, 15105 Alicante Road. For more information, call (562) 902-2385. – From staff reports 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: John Jackson greets a Christmas that he wasn’t sure he’d seeFor more information, call (562) 945-8200. Christmas decor winners announced WHITTIER – The judging is completed in the seventh annual Whittier Holiday Decorating Contest. And the winners are: Theme award: The Mitchell family, 13211 Park Ave. Best design: Lisa and Rick Myers, 6546 Friends Ave. WHITTIER – Whittier City Hall will be closed for the holidays. City Hall will close at noon today and will reopen at 8 a.m. Jan. 2. Also, the Whittier City Council will not meet on Tuesday, officials announced. Residents can call the regular City Hall telephone number, (562) 945-8200, for an informational recording. Building inspections will be conducted Tuesday through Dec. 29 by appointment. To make an appointment, call (562) 464-3380. No new building permits, public works permits or business licenses will be issued during this period. Regular trash collection on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day will be delayed by one day, officials said. last_img read more

Andy Murray wins Shanghai Masters to close gap on Novak Djokovic

first_imgAndy Murray closed in on world number one Novak Djokovic after winning his sixth title of the year with victory at the Shanghai Masters.The Scot beat Roberto Bautista Agut, Djokovic’s semi-final conqueror, 7-6 (7/1) 6-1 in 96 minutes to extend his winning run to 10 matches after triumphing at the China Open in Beijing a week ago.Victory in Shanghai, Murray’s 41st career title, cut the gap to Djokovic to 915 points.The first set went with serve until Murray broke his Spanish opponent to take a 4-3 lead but when Bautista Agut broke back and then made it 6-5, Murray took the first set to a tie-break with a love game. He cruised through the tie-break 7-1 to make it 19 sets won in a row before three breaks of service, to his opponent’s one, in the second set eased the Briton into a 5-1 lead from where he closed out the match with a number of 100mph second serves and powerful groundstrokes.“My goal wasn’t to finish number one at the end of this year but in the early parts of next year there is an opportunity – 900 points doesn’t seem like loads,” he told Sky Sports.“But Novak will win matches. He is the best player in the world. I don’t think he has lost an indoor (match) in a long time.”last_img read more

Lennon: Celtic in strong position over Tierney’s future

first_img“It’s certainly not a distraction for us and the players but I’m sure it could be unsettling for Kieran, as we’ve touched on before,” he said.“You all know the situation. The club’s valuation of Kieran has not been met and until then we don’t have a discussion to make, really.“You would need to ask Arsenal [if they are going to bid again]. I don’t know what Arsenal’s financial state is. I know what ours is and we’re quite comfortable with the situation at the minute.“I know there’s been a second bid, the bid’s been rejected and it’s as you were. Celtic boss Neil Lennon has said the club are in a “strong position” over Kieran Tierney’s future and that they know their valuation of the international full-back is a fair one.Arsenal have had two bids for the left-back rejected, with the second totalling £25m. Other clubs have been linked with a move for the 22-year-old, who is a lifelong Celtic fan and has already won eight trophies with the side.Lennon said the attention being paid to Tierney wasn’t a problem but was clear on Celtic’s position that they have a value attached to the player and have no need to sell. “We know he’s a great player and a great talent and at 22 he’s already achieved a hell of a lot in his career. He’s got so much more to give to the game.“It doesn’t surprise me that there are potential suitors out there for a player of his quality but he’s our player, he’s on a long-term contract and while it’s a compliment for all the people here who have worked with him over the years, we don’t want him to go.”Asked if he though Arsenal were being “disrespectful” with a relatively low bid compared to the prices being paid in England, including Manchester United’s £50m purchase of full-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Lennon disagreed but said Celtic’s valuation was set and took into account the Scotland international’s achievements so far.“We can’t do anything about what clubs do in England,” he said.“£50m for [Aaron] Wan-Bissaka is a lot of money and we feel that Kieran is a far more experienced and rounded full-back at this juncture in his career.“He’s an asset for us and we do have a value for the player and we rate the player very highly.“So disrespectful is the wrong word but we’re certainly not going to be pushed over in any negotiations and we’re in a very strong position with regard to a number of our assets in the team.”As the squad prepare for their Champions League qualifying second leg against Sarajevo, Lennon confirmed Tierney was still several weeks away from full training as he recovers from a pelvic injury. And the manager said that he had spoken to the player and told him to make recovery his main focus for the time being.“[I told him to] just try and settle and concentrate on the here and now,” he said. “Don’t look too far ahead. “Don’t get your hopes up or your hopes down, just try and be level with it and get yourself fit because he’s in the middle of his rehab.”Lennon also discussed the club’s ongoing search for players to fill the right-back position, explaining that the club was hoping to sign two players for the position and that ideally one would arrive before the next round of Champions League qualifying, should Celtic complete the job against Sarajevo on Wednesday.last_img read more

Breaking News in the Industry: October 4, 2018

first_imgPawn-Store busted fencing $6M For nearly a decade, a secondhand store owner in the Hill resold $6 million in stolen items brought to him by opioid users, sweating and sick from withdrawal. Now, he’ll spend the next six years of his life in federal prison. In a Hartford, Connecticut, courtroom on Monday afternoon, US District Court Judge Michael P. Shea gave George Connelly, Jr., the owner of Ace Amusements, a 78-month sentence for transporting stolen property across state lines. Connelly must also forfeit an $86,200 interest in a house he owns on Tuttle Drive, $10,300 in cash that was seized from his bank accounts, and $13,100 in cash seized from Ace Amusements in January 2016. That will pay nominal restitution of $4,045 to Lowe’s, $2,548 to Home Depot, and $1,700 to Target.Through the Kimberly Avenue shop that he inherited from his father, who’d run a similar scheme in the early 1990s, Connelly acted as the “fence,” buying then reselling stolen goods. According to the evidence presented at a trial this spring, shoplifters suffering from the aches and nausea of withdrawal stole property from Home Depot, Target, CVS and Lowe’s, and sold it to Connelly’s store for one-third of the retail value. Connelly stocked his shelves with the in-the-box items and put the rest for sale online. From 2007 to 2016, the stolen items amounted to at least $6.03 million, the evidence at trial showed.After six days of testimony, including from some of the shoplifters, a jury found Connelly guilty of two counts of interstate transport of stolen property and one count of conspiracy of interstate transport of stolen property. They let him off on one additional count. Prosecutors called it “one of the largest organized retail crime operations in the New Haven area.” Connelly “exploited the sickness of people who suffered from opioid addiction for his own gain,” Assistant U.S. Attorneys John T. Pierpont, Jr., wrote in a memo. Judge Shea ultimately decided to go just under prosecutors’ recommendation of a seven-year minimum. Currently out on bond, after his sister put up her house to raise the $100,000, Connelly has been ordered to report to prison on Dec. 3, 2018. One of the resellers, who was found guilty at trial, will be sentenced Tuesday, and the shop’s co-owner, who took a guilty plea, will be sentenced next month.   [Source: New Haven Independent]- Sponsor – Police allege man swipes more than $2,800 in baby formula A Philadelphia man is facing shoplifting charges after store loss prevention allegedly spotted him stealing 11 backpacks full of baby formula over a roughly three-week span. Bethlehem Township police charged Anthony Fuentes-Rodriguez with a single misdemeanor count of retail theft in connection with the alleged string of thefts from the Walmart off Route 191. District Judge Jacqueline Taschner arraigned the 31-year-old Saturday morning, setting bail at $15,000.Walmart LP reported to police that a man later identified as Fuentes-Rodriguez entered the store 11 times between July 31 and Aug. 20, according to court records. Each time in the store, he allegedly grabbed a backpack from a shelf, headed to the baby formula aisle and filled the backpack with cans of formula, according to records. He allegedly walked out of the store with $2,887 worth of formula. Loss prevention associates spotted Fuentes-Rodriguez walking into the Walmart on Aug. 20 and called township police.When officers arrived, he ran from police, eluding capture. Fuentes-Rodriguez, however, abandoned his car in the parking lot, and paperwork inside linked the vehicle to him. Police said they matched a PennDOT of Fuentes-Rodriguez to the Walmart security footage. Fuentes-Rodriguez failed to post bail and was sent to Northampton County Prison after his arraignment to await a preliminary hearing scheduled for Oct. 12.   [Source: WFMZ69 News]Retail stocks take a tumble after Amazon’s minimum wage hike announcementRetail stocks including Nordstrom (down 2.1%), Kohl’s (down 3%), Gap (down 3.3%), and Macy’s (down 2.3%) have fallen in Tuesday trading after announced it was raising its minimum wage to $15 and advocating for a broader rise in the minimum wage to that level.Retailers, already feeling the pressure to attract and retain quality workers, could soon be feeling the tighter squeeze from larger, more competitive paychecks. “Amazon gets something of a free pass on profit levels from investors, so is able to manage market expectations,” wrote GlobalData Retail Managing Director Neil Saunders in a note.“The same cannot be said for other retailers, many of which are under increasing economic pressure to increase wages and benefits. In our view, those moves could well impact earnings into the new year.” The SPDR S&P Retail ETF, which is down 1.7% in Tuesday trading, has gained 8.3% for the year so far. The Amplify Online Retail ETF down 3% in Tuesday trading, has gained 22.4% for 2018 to date. The S&P 500 index is up 9.4% for the year to date.  [Source: Market Watch]Second suspect arrested in rash of armed robberiesProvidence, Rhode Island, police have made two arrests after a string of armed robberies in the city over the past two weeks. Investigators pulled out all the stops to catch the suspects including creating a task force dedicated to it. The robberies started on September 18th and took place mostly in the West End and Silver Lake parts of the city. Providence police say that 24-year-old Kpormen Johnson and 21-year-old Klimo Kotoe are responsible for ten armed robberies in the city. “We decided that we needed to form a task force that was directly targeting these armed robberies,” said Major David Lapatin of the Providence Police Department.“We identified the geographic location where the suspects were operating and we also identified potential targets,” explained Det. Lt. Henry Remolina who was put in charge of the task force. “We started to cover as many potential targets as possible.” The suspects hit three different Walgreens, three Family Dollar stores, a 7-11, a Domino’s and a CVS. On Monday night, October 1st, the task force was staking out this Family Dollar at 1030 Chalkstone Avenue when they say Kotoe walk in with a gun and a mask to rob the store. Detective Ryan Moroney was the officer assigned to the store when it happened. He gave chase on foot until Kotoe allegedly jumped into a car driven by Johnson. Another chase ensued. Johnson was eventually apprehended while Kotoe got away but through evidence collected, police executed a search warrant at his home Tuesday and arrested him. Kotoe has been charged with ten armed robberies, while Johnson was formally charged with two, though more charges are possible. Both men have been ordered held without bail.   [Source: Turn To Ten]Woman charged in carjacking also accused in burglary at same storeA woman accused of hitting a victim in the head with a bag of rocks during a carjacking at a local Walmart has now been charged for stealing a 50 inch TV from the same store just four days after the carjacking. Courtney Knight, 30, has been charged with grand theft and burglary. According to probable cause documents, officers were dispatched to the Walmart Supercenter  about a delayed theft on Sept. 26. A loss prevention associate told the officer the he was reviewing surveillance videos from Sept. 21 and noticed that around 5:10 p.m., he saw a woman going into Walmart with an empty shopping cart. However, the woman soon got a 50 inch flat screen TV valued at $398 loaded into her cart and immediately walked to the grocery side of the store. Documents say the woman then approached the back storage room, which is for employees only.The suspect left the shopping cart, walked into the backroom, then came back out onto the sales room to grab the cart and bring it into the backroom. While in the back, the loss prevention associate said he saw a sales associate back there as well. According to court documents, the employee confronted the woman, who said that she was “looking for cheese.” She then walked back out of the room, returned a short time later.Documents say the employee saw the woman running through the backroom to the emergency exit door, where he heard it slam. When the employee opened the emergency door, he saw a Toyota Camry with a Georgia tag right outside the door. The woman and an unknown man loaded the TV into the car and left the area. The loss prevention associate who reported the theft told officers that he was contacted about the carjacking on Sept. 17 and was able to identify the suspect in the carjacking, Knight, as the same woman involved in the theft from the same store a few days later. After reviewing the evidence, officers found probable cause to charge Knight with the theft. She was already in jail for armed carjacking and aggravated battery charges. Knight is being held on a $5,000 bond for the additional charges.   [Source: WTXL27 News]Many retailers to close Thanksgiving DayAmericans may still be debating costumes for Halloween, but Thanksgiving is already on the calendar as a day off from work for employees at brick-and-mortar stores of at least 60 retailers, according to a list compiled by Many retailers have opted to stay closed on Thanksgiving as foot traffic slowly declined and online sales took off. Costco, Home Depot, Ikea and Sam’s Club are among the big-name retailers that plan to take off Nov. 22, according to the third annual compilation by the day after Thanksgiving — known as Black Friday because it’s seen as the day retailers achieve profitability, or get “in the black” — is a different story. Market research firm ShopperTrack estimates this year’s Black Friday will be the largest shopping day of 2018. The National Retail Federation estimated that 174 million people shopped in stores and online during last year’s five-day Thanksgiving weekend, which ends with Cyber Monday.In 2017, 57 percent of those surveyed by opposed Thanksgiving Day store openings, while just 16 percent favored them. However, the site’s latest poll found nearly a quarter of the 1,069 people surveyed said they favor holiday openings, up nearly 9 percentage points from last year. Here’s BestBlackFriday’s official Thanksgiving Day closure list, which the website said it would add to as more stores confirm their plans for the holiday shopping weekend:   [Source: WTXL27 News] Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more