HRs Take O’s Past Tigers, 12-3

first_imgBALTIMORE — Nelson Cruz and the Baltimore Orioles had the good fortune of avoiding Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer during the regular season.Or maybe it was the other way around. In his 2014 debut against the hard-hitting Orioles, Scherzer found out quickly that a poor pitch can go a long way — in the other direction.Cruz and J.J. Hardy homered, and Baltimore hammered out 12 hits in defeating Scherzer and the Detroit Tigers 12-3 Oct. 2nd in the opener of their AL Division Series.“I just left too many pitches up,” Scherzer said. “This is a great-hitting ballclub. You give them a chance to extend their arms, they can really hit it.”Jonathan Schoop and Alejandro De Aza each had two hits and two RBIs for the Orioles, who turned a close game into a rout with an eight-run eighth inning against Scherzer and three ineffective relievers.The 12 runs set a postseason record for Baltimore, making its second playoff appearance since 1997.Game 2 in the best-of-five series is Oct. 4th at Camden Yards. Justin Verlander, the second of three straight Cy Young winners the Orioles will face, is set to pitch against left-hander Wei-Yin Chen.Verlander must avoid the mistakes made by Scherzer, charged with five runs and seven hits in 7 1-3 innings. The right-hander was 18-5 during the regular season, but in this one he was burned by the long ball and outpitched by the Orioles.“I’ve got to find a way to get the ball down,” Scherzer said. “I wasn’t quite able to do that tonight, and I paid for it.”Cruz led the majors with 40 homers during the regular season, a good portion of Baltimore’s big league-best 211 long balls. His first-inning drive off Scherzer put the Orioles up 2-0 before Detroit’s Victor Martinez and J.D. Martinez connected off winning pitcher Chris Tillman in the second to tie it.But Baltimore had too much firepower for the Tigers. Hardy led off the seventh by driving a poorly thrown changeup from Scherzer over the left-center wall for a 4-2 lead.“The one that stings is that J.J. Hardy home run,” Scherzer said. “That home run really changed the game in my eyes, gave them that insurance run.”Cruz added his third RBI with a single during a wild eighth inning keyed by a Detroit error that kept the boisterous, orange-clad crowd of 47,842 on its feet.Five different Orioles finished with two hits. Clearly, facing Scherzer was not too daunting a task.“It’s the same game,” De Aza said. “Yes, this is a good pitcher, but it’s the same game. You have to throw the ball to home plate for a strike to get us out.”Tillman allowed two runs in five innings before Andrew Miller got five outs — three by strikeout. Darren O’Day gave up an eighth-inning homer to Miguel Cabrera, but the drive followed a double play.Orioles Manager Buck Showalter then called upon closer Zach Britton, who had 37 saves during the regular season. Britton got the last out in the eighth, and by the time the ninth inning rolled around, he wasn’t needed anymore.Miller had a 1.35 ERA in 23 games with Baltimore, O’Day finished at 1.70 and Britton closed at 1.65. That’s one big reason why the AL East champion Orioles were 80-4 when leading after eight innings.Meanwhile, Detroit’s revamped bullpen looked shaky — although it was shortstop Andrew Romine’s error that got the big eighth inning going.“I can’t remember the last time he made an error at shortstop,” Tigers Manager Brad Ausmus said. “This was an unfortunate one, but it doesn’t change my mind on him as a shortstop.”Although he had a 5.56 ERA in the first inning during the regular season, Tillman began his initial foray into the playoffs in impressive fashion by striking out the side on 14 pitches.Cruz hit an opposite-field drive to right in the bottom half after Nick Markakis hit a leadoff single. It was Cruz’s 15th postseason home run, tied with Babe Ruth for 10th place on the career list.“It’s just, I like to enjoy this moment, you know?” Cruz said. “I think as a player, you want to be in the situation.”The rollicking, towel-waving fans had barely settled down when Victor Martinez led off the second with a towering shot over the right-field wall. Four pitches later, J.D. Martinez hit a tying homer in his first postseason at-bat.Markakis answered with an RBI single in the Baltimore half. At that point, six of 10 batters had reached safely against Scherzer.After yielding the back-to-back homers, Tillman retired the next 11 batters before Romine singled with two outs in the fifth. Another single and a walk loaded the bases for Torii Hunter, who hit into a fielder’s choice on Tillman’s 105th and final pitch.Afterward, Showalter saluted the crowd for its enthusiasm. “If you don’t get that, you’re too cold for this game,” he said. “I wish I would have had a towel.”TRAINER’S ROOMTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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Belgium Wakes Up in 2nd Half, Rolls Past Panama 3-0

first_imgSOCHI, Russia (AP) — Romelu Lukaku scored two goals in a six-minute span and Dries Mertens put in another Monday to give Belgium a 3-0 win over Panama at the World Cup.Saddled with massive expectations and a lineup of talent the envy of others in the tournament, Belgium finally showed flashes of being the dominant team worthy of title consideration.It took a wonderful strike from Mertens to finally relieve some of the pressure. His perfectly struck volley from about 18 yards came in the 47th minute after Panama was unable to clear a free kick.Lukaku made it 2-0 in the 69th off a pass by Kevin De Bruyne, and scored his second on a breakaway chip over Panama goalkeeper Jaime Penedo.Panama, which was making its World Cup debut, was unable to reward its thousands of loud, passionate fans with a goal.—By TIM BOOTH , AP Sports WriterPanama’s Armando Cooper, right, controls the ball past Belgium’s Axel Witsel, center, and Belgium’s Toby Alderweireld during the group G match between Belgium and Panama at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Fisht Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Monday, June 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)Panama’s Armando Cooper, left, and Belgium’s Jan Vertonghen fight for the ball during the group G match between Belgium and Panama at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Fisht Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Monday, June 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)Panama’s Anibal Godoy watches the ball during the group G match between Belgium and Panama at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Fisht Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Monday, June 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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The OSU Helmets All on a Table is a Beautiful Sight

first_imgThis isn’t any #breakingnews report about Oklahoma State busting out some helmets for 2016. But hey, how many times do we get to see ALL the helmets on a table?? pic.twitter.com/Af2xoJ4IXt— Tramonda Moore⏳™ (@TramondaMoore) March 24, 2016I didn’t major in math but I count 12 helmets on the table. That’s a pretty solid selection to choose from – one for every game (not including the bowl games). I’ve been a big fan of the chrome helmets since last season, but man those throwbacks with the bucking Cowboy just pop for me.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

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Pulisic: Pain of missing World Cup won’t go away soon

first_imgChristian Pulisic Pulisic: Pain of missing Russia won’t go away until I play in a World Cup Ben Valentine @bvalentine14 00:29 1/11/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Christian Pulisic USA Trinidad United States Borussia Dortmund World Cup The teen conceded while he has moved on from the USA’s qualification failure, he needs to play at a World Cup to put it totally behind him Christian Pulisic says the pain of missing the 2018 World Cup won’t go away until he finally gets his chance to play in his sport’s signature showcase.The United States international was one of the few bright spots during an otherwise dismal qualification campaign, including scoring the lone goal for his team in the 2-1 loss to Trinidad and Tobago that eliminated the U.S. from the World Cup.While his performance in 2017 was enough to get him U.S. Soccer’s award for male player of the year, Pulisic admitted that the pain of missing out on the World Cup in 2018 is something that will haunt him for at least another four years. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “I don’t think it’s ever going to completely go away until I’m in a World Cup,” Pulisic told ESPN FC. “But it’s what happened. It took me some time but I moved on of course and I think that’s really important.“If anything, it’s given me a bigger platform to just focus on at club level and do what I can here, without that in my brain. Obviously it’ll never really go away, so it was devastating.”The Borussia Dortmund attacker was already looked at as one of the most important players on the U.S. team despite being just 19 years old, and that pressure has only increased since the nation’s World Cup miss.Christian Pulisic expectations gfxHe is now expected to lead the U.S. road back after the qualification failure as the star man among a talented group of youngsters that includes Schalke midfielder Weston McKennie.Pulisic admitted he thinks the expectations that have been placed at his feet have gone a bit too far, though he understands why it has happened and doesn’t think the U.S. is unique in that regard.“Well the expectations some Americans put on me is too much is what I would say,” Pulisic said. “But I don’t take it that way. I know no one means harm to me like that or wanting to put too much pressure on me. It’s kind of what they’ve done or do in the past. A lot of countries do.”After the qualification miss, there have been calls to overhaul the structure of everything involved with U.S. Soccer. Pulisic himself penned a piece in the Players Tribune which talked about his own development, and specifically criticized the lack of young players being given opportunities in MLS.Though Pulisic downplayed the need for a complete overhaul of U.S. Soccer in this interview, he again emphasized how the environment of the youth system in Germany has helped him develop as a player.”I’ve been right there, I see it every day; I literally went through the [German] system,” Pulisic said. “I think what I learned and how I learned from going through when you’re 17 until you’re 19 and fighting everyday with other players — you’re fighting for a pro contract, really — is something we definitely can learn from.“It’s a system that I’d never really experienced in the U.S. I would have never got something like this and I think this is the biggest reason why I’ve grown so much as a player.”last_img read more

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New Maternity Ward Opens at Black River Hospital

first_imgMONTEGO BAY – The delivery of health care at the Black River Hospital, in St. Elizabeth,  got a well needed boost on Friday, April 19,  with the official opening of a new  maternity ward. A building on the premises was converted and refurbished by the National Health Fund (NHF) at a cost of approximately $15 million, and this resulted in the provision of a  25-bed maternity ward, and an isolation bay.  It will also serve as an overflow ward for the Accident and Emergency Department. The smaller area which previously served as a maternity ward will be renovated  and  put to another use.   The hospital  serves an estimated population of about 175,000 from St. Elizabeth and neighboring parishes. Addressing the opening  ceremony, Minister of Health, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson, said that maternal and child health is an area of fundamental importance for his Ministry, and the opening of the maternity ward is in keeping with the ministry’s commitment to improve that area of health care in Jamaica. He  said that the country has been successful in obtaining grant funding from the European Union (EU) worth $2.5 billion for a project to improve maternal and child health, and to help with advancing the country’s progress towards achievement of its Millennium Development Goals. “The project, which is expected to commence this year, will focus on the establishment of six high dependency units for newborn care, and five high dependency units for maternal care, in the four Regional Health Authorities,” he stated. Dr. Ferguson pointed out that the high dependency units are to be established over the next five years. The Minister expressed appreciation to the NHF for its assistance to the health sector across the island, particularly health facilities in the Southern Health Region, which have received help valued at $70 million over the last three years.  He added than an additional $36 million will be spent on improvements to the Black River Hospital this financial year. Meanwhile, Chairman of the NHF, Mr. Sterling Soares, encouraged the residents of Black River and surrounding communities who use the health facility, to make full use of the services provided there.  He told them that there is no need to go elsewhere, except on referral from a doctor. Contact: Bryan Miller JIS Regional Office Montego Baylast_img read more

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World Bank Group Executive Directors to Make Two-Day Visit to Jamaica

first_imgEleven members of the World Bank Group’s (WBG) Board of Executive Directors, representing 98 member countries from the Caribbean, Latin America, North America, Europe, Africa, Middle East, Asia, and the Pacific, will undertake a two-day visit to Jamaica.The delegation will discuss Jamaica’s development priorities, emerging opportunities and challenges, as well as WBG engagement in support of the country’s efforts to reduce poverty and enhance prosperity.During their visit, they will meet with Prime Minister Holness, Minister Shaw and other members of the Cabinet, as well as key representatives from the private sector, civil society and women entrepreneurs.WBG Board members are also expected to meet with farmers groups and visit greenhouses to see results accomplished under the Rural Economic Development Initiative (REDI) project.last_img read more

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Province Announces Forestry Transition Program

first_imgThe province will invest millions of dollars in woodlot silviculture and other forest-related initiatives as part of a new program designed to help the forest industry weather what has been called a “perfect storm” of negative influences. The increasing value of the Canadian dollar, high energy prices, plummeting housing starts in the U.S., and changes in global market conditions have caused problems and mill shutdowns Canada-wide. “We know that the pressures are escalating here in Nova Scotia and that our industry has been hard hit by all these factors,” Natural Resources Minister David Morse said today, Oct. 12. “We also know that steps need to be taken to help ensure the ongoing health of this industry — a key rural employer — as it moves through this difficult time.” As part of the new transition program, the province will invest up to an additional $6 million per year in wood buyers’ silviculture programs for small wood lots for 2007-08 and 2008-09. The investment will be reassessed after the 2008-09 fiscal year and funding will then be based on an index of market conditions. The province will also work over the next several weeks to formalize the tangible capital asset budget and criteria for a land-purchase program that will allow the Crown to continue to acquire some parcels of industrial forest land where appropriate. This has been used previously as a means of providing much-needed working capital for viable mills. “A select committee of cabinet has been struck to deal with this transition program,” Mr. Morse said, “and that committee will work with a task force of industry representatives to help identify innovative new products and markets to transition profitably in to the new market realities.” Other measures in the program include: “These initiatives cannot stem the ongoing conditions being faced by the industry. But forestry in Nova Scotia employs 16,000 Nova Scotians and has export values of nearly $800 million. The new program is a smart investment that acknowledges that economic contribution and recognizes that we must do what we can to help this vital industry remain sustainable during this difficult time,” said Mr. Morse. a one-time payment of up to $2 million to the Maritime Lumber Bureau to cover a portion of legal costs incurred defending the province during the softwood lumber agreement negotiations a total of $900,000 over three years in additional funding for the Forest Products Association of Nova Scotia Gas Tax Road program a total of $210,000 over three years for Forest Safety Society programs.last_img read more

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Security Council to vote tomorrow on Irans nuclear programme

Ambassador Dumisani S. Kumalo of South Africa, which holds the rotating presidency this month, made his remarks after the Council was briefed by the head of the UN committee monitoring the previous sanctions that were imposed on Tehran in December last year. “The voting is at 3 p.m. The President of Iran is unable to come but the Foreign Minister will be here, arriving tomorrow around midday I’m told… All members of the Council, including South Africa, reiterated our desire to have the Security Council act together and send one message. So we are all working towards this goal,” Ambassador Kumalo told reporters.Iran insists its programme is purely for energy production but other countries maintain it is for making weapons, and three months ago the Council imposed limited sanctions and called on Tehran to suspend all enrichment-related and reprocessing activities.Earlier this month, the UN atomic watchdog agency suspended 22 technical aid projects in Iran in conformity with the sanctions. The decision by the Board of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) followed a report by Director-General Mohamed ElBaradei that Tehran had continued uranium enrichment despite the Council’s call that it suspend such activities.In his report Mr. ElBaradei said that because of the lack of “the necessary level of transparency and cooperation” from Iran, the IAEA could not provide assurances that the Iranian programme was solely for peaceful purposes and stressed that the issue was in a class of its own because of Tehran’s 20 years of undeclared activities in breach of its obligations under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).It was the discovery in 2003 of Iran’s hidden activities that gave rise to the current dispute and Mr. ElBaradei stressed that “the IAEA’s confidence about the nature of Iran’s programme has been shaken because of two decades of undeclared activities.”Mr. ElBaradei has suggested a “time-out” to allow for talks, with Iran suspending uranium enrichment and the international community suspending sanctions. 23 March 2007The Security Council is set to vote tomorrow afternoon regarding possible further sanctions against Iran because of its nuclear programme, the president of the 15-member body said today, adding that the Iranian Foreign Minister will attend the discussions in New York. read more

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Three human rights reports in Parliament

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said that he will table the resolution in Parliament tomorrow as requested to be included in the debate. Constituted in August 2013, the Maxwell Paranagama Commission has looked into complaints about the disappearance of thousands of people in the Northern and Eastern Provinces during June 1990 to May 2009. In early April, the Commission submitted its preliminary report to the President.In 2006 the then Government appointed an eight-member Commission of Inquiry headed by Justice Nissanka Udalagama to investigate a series of incidents, including the killing of five students in Trincomalee and the massacre of aid workers of Action Against Hunger (ACF) in Muttur. Although the commission concluded its work, its report was never published by the Government. Mahajana Eksath Peramuna (MEP) leader Dinesh Gunawardena however requested that the resolution on Sri Lanka adopted by the UN Human Rights Council recently also be tabled in Parliament. The report by the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on Sri Lanka as well as the reports by Nissanka Udalagama and Maxwell Paranagama were tabled in Parliament today.Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe presented the reports and they will be taken for debate by Parliament on Thursday. The OHCHR report on Sri Lanka was submitted to the UN Human Rights Council last month and was discussed by the Council.The opposition had opposed the report and the resolution on Sri Lanka for which the Sri Lankan Government is a cosponsor. (Colombo Gazette) read more

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UN workshop in Kenya looks at finding 64 billion for Africas development

Experts attending the Nairobi meeting, held from 1 to 3 November, are seeking to identify how African countries can garner the $64 billion in new investment needed to generate a growth rate of 7 per cent and meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) designed to halve extreme poverty by 2015. Nii Wallace-Bruce, workshop coordinator and senior economist at the ECA’s Economic and Social Policy Division, said the funds could come in a number of ways. “These resources can be generated either domestically, through increased domestic savings and improvements in public revenue collection systems, or from external sources.”In several countries, however, opportunities for engendering domestic development funding are hampered by a lack of skilled workers, inadequate infrastructure and high levels of illness and death in the population due to HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, ECA said.In extreme cases, political disintegration has led to armed conflicts, draining resources and adding disincentives to domestic and foreign investment, the Commission said.According to the data available, between 2000 and 2003 only seven of the 53 African countries reached the desired GDP growth rate of at least 7 per cent, while 22 countries achieved only half of that rate. Thirteen countries showed a decline.Participants represented the African Development Bank, the African Union (AU), ministries of finance, economic planning, justice and health, as well as central banks, universities, non-bank financial institutions, stock exchanges, securities and exchange commissions and social security insurance departments. read more

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Brock alumna to be featured on Cottage Life Network

A Brock University alumna has found her way to the small screen. It continues what has been a fascinating career path for Sport Management grad Anna Oliver (BSM ’02).After a Brock SPMA internship at an equestrian centre in Calgary, Oliver was hired to co-ordinate sports for the Canadian Forces stationed in Bosnia.More recently, working in her new career in real estate, Oliver can be seen showing properties to prospective home buyers in an episode of Lakefront Luxury on the Cottage Life Network airing at 10 p.m. Thursday, April 11.“People are always curious to learn how a Sport Management grad, who’s worked in a war-torn country, ended up in real estate in Toronto,” Oliver says. “It’s the career that was right for me, and honestly, while the skills learned in Brock’s sport logistics and event planning classes are completely transferrable, it was the entrepreneurship courses that really sparked the idea of my being self-employed.” Oliver, who works for Sotheby’s International Realty Canada, auditioned for a different real estate show a few years ago. While that opportunity didn’t pan out, the network kept her audition tape on file and contacted her about being in a Lakefront Luxury Season 2 episode.“I’ve always had a bit of media interest and it complements my industry really well,” Oliver says. “When the producers contacted me I got really excited.”The episode took Oliver to the Lake Simcoe, Beaverton and Lake Rousseau areas, where she spent three days filming, calling it a “great experience.”Reflecting on her Brock experience and the evolution of her career path, Oliver says her passion for sport has never wavered.“I chose Brock because it was my goal to write the LSAT and go into sport law, but part way through my degree I got sick,” says Oliver. “In the end, I had to make different arrangements for my career.”In the fall of 1999, Oliver was forced to take a medical leave from her degree after the chicken pox she contracted turned into viral encephalitis, an inflammation of the brain.“I remember, I was writing a paper on the impact of unions on professional sports when I first got sick,” Oliver says. “As I recovered, I considered transferring to another university, but everyone at Brock was so supportive that I decided I wanted to cross the stage with the people who were there for me during this difficult time. I never finished that paper, but I am proud to call myself a Badger.”Later that same year, Oliver began basic civilian training at the Canadian Forces Leadership and Recruit School located at the Saint-Jean Garrison in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que.“My entire family is in the military, so when my dad sent me a job posting for a six-month sports co-ordinator role, I applied, not knowing he had deleted the location from it,” Oliver recalls.In February 2003, Oliver joined the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry for a tour of post-war Bosnia, where she lived on a military compound of buildings made from converted shipping containers and surrounded by barbed wire.“This job gave me an appreciation for what the Canadian Forces do and the freedoms we, as Canadians, have,” she says. “My role was to use sport to help improve the moral of the soldiers and co-ordinate fundraising initiatives to buy soccer balls for the local children, so they could play together.”Hearing first-hand stories from the Bosnian women and children who survived the trauma of war helped Oliver realize the importance of never taking anything for granted.“Being cut off from the rest of the world was an intense, but life-changing experience that toughened me up for my 16-year career in the realty market,” says Oliver. “While in the military camp, I actually met someone who had attended Brock while I was a student there. This was my first real reminder of the camaraderie and community we as Brock alumni collectively have, and it couldn’t have come at a better time.” read more

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Baseball Ohio State aims to continue success against Iowa

Ohio State sophomore catcher Dillon Dingler (10) swings at a ball during the game against Michigan on April 12. Ohio State won 10-5. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo EditorThe Ohio State baseball team will target its third straight series win against a Big Ten foe when it hosts Iowa this weekend. Iowa (24-15, 9-6 Big Ten) will come into the weekend having won five of its past six games. The Buckeyes (23-18, 6-6 Big Ten) have used their big bats to win seven of their past nine games. The Ohio State bats have been on fire over this nine-game stretch, hitting 16 home runs. The Buckeyes have hit 44 home runs on the season, the most in the Big Ten.In terms of pitching, Iowa falls in the middle of the pack. The Hawkeyes post a 4.06 ERA, the sixth-best in the Big Ten.Iowa’s top thrower is junior pitcher Grant Leonard, who holds a team-best 1.29 ERA and nine saves in 18 appearances, the second most of any pitcher. Junior pitcher Grant Judkins has dominated in the starting role for the Hawkeyes. In 10 starts, Judkins has a 4-4 record with a 1.88 ERA in a team-leading 62.1 innings of work. As a team, the Hawkeyes have only allowed 20 home runs on the season. The Hawkeyes will be tested against the home run hitters of Ohio State. Junior right fielder Dominic Canzone leads the team with 11 home runs, while senior left fielder Brady Cherry is second with 10. Offensively, the Hawkeyes offense is hitting .266 with a .374 slugging percentage. Junior catcher Austin Martin leads the team with a .324 average, driving 25 RBI, the second-most on the team. Iowa junior outfielder Ben Norman leads the team with six home runs and 30 RBI.Ohio State will begin its series against Iowa at 6:35 p.m. Friday. The 3:05 p.m. Saturday game will be followed by the finale at 12:05 p.m. Sunday. read more

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Labour peers take out newspaper advert to tell Corbyn he is failing

The advert in The Guardian The advert in The GuardianCredit:The Guardian Addressing Mr Corbyn directly, the advert states: “The Labour party welcomes everyone* irrespective of race, creed, age, gender identity, or sexual orientation. (*except, it seems, Jews). This is your legacy Mr Corbyn.”The Labour leader has faced mounting pressure since the Panorama programme, which claimed that senior figures, including Mr Corbyn’s communications chief Seumas Milne and general secretary Jennie Formby, had interfered in anti-Semitism investigations.Labour has denied the claims and written a complaint to the BBC.Lord Harris of Haringey, chairman of the Labour Peers Group, said on Tuesday that Mr Corbyn was “not cut out” to be a party leader, while Tory leadership hopefuls Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt have suggested Mr Corbyn may be anti-Semitic – a claim described as a “baseless political attack” by Labour.Labour peers have already offered to investigate allegations of anti-Semitism in the party and warned Mr Corbyn that without full openness it was “a cancer that will continue to grow”.Meanwhile, Labour’s governing body has been urged to support a motion which would automatically exclude members where there is “irrefutable evidence” accusing them of racism and other forms of discrimination. “You have failed to defend our party’s anti-racist values,” it adds.”You have therefore failed the test of leadership.” Tom Watson, the party’s deputy leader, was among five members of the National Executive Committee who submitted the motion to the chair of the NEC.The proposed change, which will be debated at a meeting next Tuesday, calls on the NEC to bring forward forward rule changes to the annual conference. More than 60 Labour peers have taken out a newspaper advertisement to accuse party leader Jeremy Corbyn of “failing the test of leadership” amid the ongoing anti-Semitism row.The full page advert, published in The Guardian on Wednesday, criticises Mr Corbyn for a “toxic culture you have allowed to divide our movement”, saying it has prompted the resignation of “thousands” of members.The party, it says, is no longer a “safe place” for its members and supporters.”We are saying you are accountable as Leader for allowing antisemitism to grow in our party and presiding over the most shaming period in Labour’s history,” it adds.The advert is supported by a total of 67 Labour members of the House of Lords, including Peter Hain, Peter Mandelson and Robert Winston, and comes after a damning report by BBC’s Panorama programme into the party’s handling of allegations of anti-Semitism.The peers also accuse Mr Corbyn of not having “opened (his) eyes” or “accepted responsibility” for the row which has engulfed the party.”We can’t be a credible alternative government that will bring the country together if we can’t get our own house in order,” the advert says.”Your failure to do the right thing will lead to the failure of the Labour Party being able to make our country a better place for the people and communities we seek to serve.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

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The 5 at 5 Friday

first_img 7,309 Views Image: Shutterstock/ded pixto Image: Shutterstock/ded pixto Nov 25th 2016, 4:55 PM No Comments The 5 at 5: Friday Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock… http://jrnl.ie/3102975 By Órla Ryan Short URL Friday 25 Nov 2016, 4:55 PM EVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, TheJournal.ie brings you the five stories you need to know as you head home for the day.1. #BLACK FRIDAY: Senator, singer and anti-addiction campaigner Frances Black has criticised publicans for Black Friday drinks promotions.2. #DONEGAL: The body of a man in his 30s has been found in the Millbrae area of Buncrana, Co Donegal.3. #SEXUAL ABUSE: A law lecturer who took a ferry to Ireland after an Ipswich jury convicted him of possessing images of the sexual abuse of a child has lost his latest legal challenge.4. #ORGANISED CRIME: Over €60,000 in cash has been seized by gardaí in an operation targeting a Dublin organised crime gang.5. #COLD WEATHER: Temperatures will drop to as low as minus six overnight, as the cold snap continues. Comments are closed for legal reasons. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Share Tweet Email last_img read more

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Fire damages unoccupied house in Battle Ground

first_imgA fire damaged an unoccupied house in Battle Ground Sunday morning, after a passing driver noticed smoke around the building.Clark County Fire District 3 Battalion Chief Dave O’Brien said someone on state Highway 503 passed the house, 1806 S.W. 10th Ave., and called 911.Firefighters arrived to find smoke billowing from the eaves.“So we made entry to the house and had the fire under control in about 15 minutes,” O’Brien said.The fire did significant damage to about half of the house, a smaller, single-story home.The house has been empty for several years, he said, and the power was cut off. The owners live a few blocks away, and told firefighters they’ve had occasional problems with vandalism and break-ins, but nothing beyond that.The Clark County Fire Marshal’s Office was investigating.last_img read more

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Judge rules partly in favor of port over oil terminal

first_imgA Clark County judge Friday ruled partly in favor of the Port of Vancouver in a lawsuit that claimed the port violated state environmental and open public meetings laws in approving a lease to build the largest oil-handling facility in the Northwest.Superior Court Judge David Gregerson dismissed a claim by three environmental groups that the port violated the state Environmental Policy Act by approving a lease to build an oil terminal before an environmental impact statement was issued.The decision means the lease — involving 42 acres and worth at least $45 million over an initial 10 years — remains intact, although the ruling could be appealed. Meanwhile, the oil-by-rail proposal by Tesoro Corp. and Savage Companies, which faces strong public opposition, is moving through a yearlong environmental-impact review by a state-level permitting agency.At the same time, Gregerson said there’s a “public benefit” in allowing Columbia Riverkeeper, Sierra Club and Northwest Environmental Defense Center to pursue their separate complaint that the port violated the state Open Public Meetings Act by holding an illegal secret meeting to discuss the lease.Outside the courtroom Friday, Brett VandenHeuvel, executive director of Columbia Riverkeeper, said that decision was a victory, allowing the groups to gather facts, including about what port commissioners discussed during a July 22 executive session.last_img read more

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Tame Impala Announce US Tour Dates

first_imgNews Tame Impala Announce U.S. Tour Dates Facebook Twitter In addition to headlining Coachella 2019, the Australian psych-rock outfit has revealed several more show dates stateside Ana YglesiasGRAMMYs Jan 29, 2019 – 5:55 pm Tame Impala, the GRAMMY-nominated psych-rock project of Australian Kevin Parker, has announced four new spring U.S. tour dates, following the group’s headlining sets at Coachella in April.center_img The 2019 U.S. dates begin in Indio, Calif. at Coachella on April 13 and 20, followed by dates in Nashville, Tenn., Asheville, N.C., St. Augustine, Fla. and Miami in May. While Parker is a one-man show in the studio, he has a touring group to translate the music live. Last week, the group was also announced as a headliner at the Corona Capital festival in Guadalajara, Mex. on May 11. Other May dates Tame Impala is set to play include Shaky Knees in Atlanta, Boston Calling in Boston, and Primavera Sound in Barcelona, Spain.Parker has revealed that a new album is on the way and will be released sometime before the end of 2019. Tame Impala’s last album, 2015’s Currents, was nominated for Best Alternative Music Album at the 58th GRAMMY Awards. Tickets for the new show dates go on sale on Feb. 1 at 10 A.M. local time via Ticketmaster.Primavera Sound 2019 Features A “New Normal” Equal-Gender Lineup Tame Impala Announce U.S. Tour Dates tame-impala-announce-us-tour-dates Email last_img read more

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Alaska News Nightly Monday March 27 2017

first_imgStories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @aprnListen nowHilcorp shuts down oil platforms to address Cook Inlet gas leakElizabeth Harball, Alaska’s Energy Desk – AnchorageHilcorp announced Saturday (March 25) that after discussions with Alaska Governor Bill Walker, it’s shutting down two oil platforms in Cook Inlet in response to an ongoing leak from a gas line. The pipeline carries natural gas from shore to power four oil platforms in Cook Inlet. Two of the platforms have already been shut down.Young gives Trump a hand at bill signingLiz Ruskin, Alaska Public Media – Washington D.C.U.S. Rep. Don Young was at the White House to see President Trump sign a bill that repeals an Obama administration rule known as “BLM Planning 2.0.” Young’s an old hand at White House visits but this was his first time with Trump in office.Anchorage businesses to hike in electric costsElizabeth Harball, Alaska’s Energy Desk – AnchorageElectric rates in Anchorage saw a significant jump this month. Municipal Light & Power says it needs to increase electric rates to pay for a new power plant it recently built. But local businesses aren’t happy with the sudden increase in electric bills. Some are taking their case to state regulators, while others are trying more creative solutions to cut back on electricity costs.Wasilla man, trooper dog killed in weekend shootingCasey Grove, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageA Wasilla man and a trooper dog are both dead after a shooting incident on the Parks Highway over the weekend.UPS, Delta oppose proposal to triple state jet fuel taxAndrew Kitchenman, KTOO – JuneauUPS and Delta Air Lines oppose a proposal to triple the state’s jet fuel tax. But the Alaska Trucking Association supports a similar increase on fuel for cars and trucks.Blood Bank cleared of wrongdoing, but critics still waryZachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageThe Blood Bank of Alaska said it has been cleared of any alleged wrong-doing and financial impropriety by an audit that wrapped up earlier this month. But a critic disputes that conclusion.Future of Valdez marijuana sales hangs in balanceTony Gorman, KCHU – ValdezLast fall, history was made in Valdez. The state’s first marijuana retail store opened its doors to all buyers. Now, the future of the store is in the hands of voters. Residents face Ballot Proposition 1 in the upcoming municipal election.Sitka starts celebration for Alaska’s 150th anniversary with the U.S.Emily Kwong, KCAW – SitkaAlaska reaches a historical milestone this week. On March 30th – 150 years ago – America signed a treaty to purchase Alaska from Russia.Sitka Sound roe herring fishery opensEmily Kwong, KCAW – SitkaThe Sitka Sound sac roe herring fishery opened on Saturday (March 25) in parts of Hayward Strait and Krestof Sound. The fleet caught 5,200 tons in just over three hours, between noon and 3:20 p.m. That brings the cumulative harvest for the season to just over 13,000 tons.Birch Hill cross country ski races to kick off in FairbanksDan Bross, KUAC – FairbanksThe country’s best cross country skiers are racing in Fairbanks this week, including in national championship events. The four races at the Birch Hill Recreation area are the conclusion of the season long North American Super Tour Series. More than 140 athletes are signed up, including most of the U.S. Ski Team.Top athletes compete in Haines for Freeride World TourEmily Files, KHNS – HainesBig mountain skiers and snowboarders from around the world braved deep snow and steep slopes in the Haines mountains for the Freeride World Tour. Friday’s event took place after a week of waiting for unsafe snow conditions to settle.last_img read more

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Jaitley put on life support

first_imgNew Delhi: Former Union finance minister Arun Jaitley has been put on life support system at AIIMS in New Delhi, sources said, as several leaders, including Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Union minister Piyush Goyal visited the hospital. The 66-year-old leader, who was admitted to the hospital on August 9, has been put on life support system and a multidisciplinary team of doctors is monitoring his condition, the sources said. Also Read – Man held for slapping woman employee at Gurgaon toll plaza booth Advertise With Us The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has not issued any bulletin on Jaitley’s health condition since August 10. Several leaders visited the hospital to enquire about Jaitley’s health, including Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, BJP’s Satish Upadhyay, Congress’ Abhishek Singhvi and Jyotiraditya Scindia, and Air Force chief Air Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa, the sources said. Also Read – One arrested for firing outside Satna college in Madhya Pradesh Advertise With Us BSP chief and former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati also visited the hospital. “I visited AIIMS to enquire about the health condition of former Finance and Defence minister and senior BJP leader Shri Arun Jaitley. I met his family and consoled them and prayed to the almighty that he recovers soon,” Mayawati tweeted at 1.06 pm on Saturday. Advertise With Us President Ram Nath Kovind, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had visited AIIMS on Friday to check on the leader’s health. Jaitley was admitted to the hospital after he complained of breathlessness and restlessness. In May this year, he was admitted to AIIMS for treatment. Jaitley, a lawyer by profession, had been an important part in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Cabinet in the BJP government’s first term. He held the Finance and Defence portfolios, and often acted as the chief troubleshooter of the government. Jaitley did not contest the 2019 Lok Sabha election presumably because of his ill-health. He had undergone a renal transplant on May 14 last year at AIIMS with Railways Minister Piyush Goyal filling in for him in the finance ministry at that time.last_img read more

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Foreign diplomats visit Rohingya camps

first_imgRohingya refugees sit outside their temporary shelter on a hill near Balukhali in Cox`s Bazar. ReutersA group of diplomats, stationed in Dhaka, on Wednesday visited the displaced Rohingyas who have taken shelter in Bangladesh amid persecution by Myanmar security forces in their country.Sixty-three representatives, including ambassadors and high commissioners of 30 countries, visited the Rohingya camps in Kutupalong and Balukhali, and talked to the Rohingya people. They also went to Bangladesh-Myanmar border at Ghumdhum in Bandarban district to see the border situation. Foreign minister AH Mahmood Ali, state minister for foreign affairs M Shahriar Alam, foreign secretary M Shahidul Haque and foreign ministry senior officials accompanied them.Talking to reporters, Shahriar Alam said, “Although the Rohingya crisis is Myanmar’s own problem, Bangladesh is being affected by it. Bangladesh is facing a fresh influx of Rohingyas in the face of persecution by the Myanmar security forces. The problem was created by the Myanmar government and they’ll have to resolve it.” He also urged the United Nations and other international organisations to mount pressure on Myanmar to take back Rohingyas refugees from Bangladesh. Earlier, the diplomats flew in here from Dhaka around 12 noon to see the Rohingya plight. After reaching Cox’s Bazar, the diplomats directly went to Kutupalong Rohingya camp to visit the refugees. Over 370,000 Rohingyas, mostly women, children and old people, fled violence to seek safety in Bangladesh since August 25 when Myanmar security forces launched attacks on them Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine State.last_img
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