Ryota Takeda


This Day in History, December 10th, 2022 – “Splendid Little War”

Its was 124 years ago today that diplomates from the United States and Spain agreed upon a peace treaty to end the Spanish – American War on December 10, 1898. The Spanish-American War, called the “Splendid Little War” by many Americans and newspapers alike, was a resounding victory for the United States that in most part, united the nation. Due to the Treaty, America gained possession of Cuba, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Philippines. The later costing the United States $20 million to somehow compensate the fledgling “Spanish Empire”. However, the Treaty was not officially recognized by both countries until April 11th. Finally, after mostly waiting and rotting away in less than healthy conditions, a war that claimed thousands of lives, predominately by disease, was over.
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Help wanted: City of Kinston Firefighter II

Performs intermediate protective service work providing fire suppression and emergency medical services under emergency conditions and frequently involving considerable personal hazard, and related work as required. Work is performed under the moderate supervision of the Fire Captain & Lieutenant. Essential Functions. Responding to fire and emergency medical service calls; performing...

Why have clouds been so persistent, and why is December typically so dismal?

The answer largely has to do with the season and our latitude. Once a solid cloud deck forms it is difficult for the weak incoming sunlight this time of year to heat the earth’s surface and warm lower levels of the atmosphere, thereby dissipating the cloud deck. Also, longer nights allow the lower atmosphere to cool more. In summer, more intense sunlight heats the lower atmosphere allowing it to ventilate, or mix. This process typically will “burn off” fog and low clouds within a few hours of sunrise.

Mbappe & Giroud: How France's odd couple went from feuding to firing

The striking duo haven't always seen eye to eye, but they're proving a match made in heaven at Qatar 2022. It's one of the most iconic images of the 2022 World Cup so far: Olivier Giroud and Kylian Mbappe in a passionate embrace. As many millions were quick to point out online, it looked like a scene from one of those romantic movies where sparks fly as opposites attract.

Michael Clemons Questionable; NY Jets Injury Report

The Jets had the flu bug making the rounds this week and several players missed practice because of it earlier in the week. Michael Clemons is still dealing with it and he missed practice on Friday. He is listed as questionable for the game. Michael Carter is back so that is great news for the running game.
NBC Bay Area

Elderly Man Injured Following Hit-And-Run at Saratoga Library

The Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office is investigating a hit-and-run incident that happened at the Saratoga Library Friday night. The crash happened just after 5 p.m. Police arrived and found an 80-year-old man with life-threatening injuries. He was taken to the hospital for treatment. A witness said the driver took...

Liberty HS hopes to complete mission of winning CIF state championship

The road to redemption begins Saturday when for the second straight season the Liberty Patriots will a three-hour bus ride to Saddleback College in the hopes of bringing back some hardware. The Patriots will take the same field where a year ago, the Patriots came up just short and felt the sting of defeat.

'Not up to the task' - Messi slams referee Lahoz following card-happy display in Netherlands-Argentina World Cup quarter-final

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Don’t miss the magic of OCDC’s ‘The Nutcracker’

Capture the magic of the holiday season with Oregon Coast Dance Center’s 15th annual performance of “The Nutcracker”. Performances will be held Friday December 16th at 7:00 pm and Saturday December 17th at 2:00 pm, in the Tillamook High School Don Whitney Auditorium. Lisa Greiner, owner of Oregon Coast Dance Center said “15 years is a lot of Nutcracker performances, and every year, after the show I think ‘how are we going to do this again and make it unique?’. ...

Lumberjacks net OT win over Team USA U-17

The Muskegon Lumberjacks didn’t let an early two-goal lead slip away on the first game night of new ownership and a new coach. The Lumberjacks came through with an exciting 4-3 win in overtime over Team USA at Trinity Health Arena on Friday night. Peter Herms was announced in...

Ashbaugh hits for 30 points in Grant win over Lakeview

The Grant girls basketball team topped Lakeview in a CSAA Conference matchup on Friday evening. On the back of another stellar game by Julie Ashbaugh the Tigers won by a score of 73-40. The Tigers went up 39-19 after the first half and held their ground for the remainder of...
Davis Enterprise

Doug Kelly: Judge once roamed outfield at Dobbins Stadium

The competition for Aaron Judge’s services began and ended in the only place it made sense to begin and end. That’s 161st Street and River Avenue, Bronx, NY. Yankee Stadium. Judge re-signed with the New York Yankees this week for $360 million. That’s $40 million a year over...
Boston Globe

Crane worker dies after fall at South Boston terminal

A worker died after apparently falling from a 150-foot platform while servicing a giant crane at Conley Terminal in South Boston, police announced early Saturday morning. The worker, a 58-year-old man from Methuen, was working on a gantry crane when he either “collapsed or fell” from a platform at around 9:45 a.m. Friday, State Police said in a statement.
CBS Sports

Flames' Mikael Backlund: Dishes 10th helper

Backlund posted an assist and five shots on goal in Friday's 3-1 loss to the Blue Jackets. Backlund has racked up five assists over his last four games and now has 10 helpers on the year. He's also stuck in a month-long goal drought -- his last tally came 16 games ago, Nov. 7 versus the Islanders. The third-liner has been a steady contributor so far, earning 15 points, 73 shots on net, a plus-6 rating and 31 hits through 27 outings.