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Local Business Won 2014 Eco Chic Award

first_imgPictured from left: Amanda Herth, Elizabeth Haeufle, Steven Sons. Elizabeth Haeufle of Sunman represented Guys & Gals Quarters.Guys & Gals Quarters, from Batesville, was recently honored with winning the “2014 Eco Chic Award”.This award was given to only one of 51 models participating in the Aveda Catwalk for Clean Water Event at the Alexander Hotel in Indianapolis on April 27.The event theme was called Global Culture Clash – Borrowing and blending colors, and textures from other cultures. Guys and Gals Quarters entered 3 models for the event.Guys and Gals Quarters named their collection,” Tres Chic de la Trashion.” Guys & Gals models were Elizabeth Haeufle (Eco Chic Model), Amanda Herth and Steven Sons.Guys & Gals Quarters originated in Oldenburg 1977 and is owned and operated by Tamara Lamping. Tamara’s drive and passion for the industry created our “Everyday to Runway” looks. For Tamara it is not about the individual hair or spa experience it is about the Guest’s total experience.last_img read more

Students win Obama app award

first_imgAs part of Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move!” campaign to fight childhood obesity, the White House will award $60,000 to USC students and other contest participants who successfully created software applications that encourage physical fitness.A $20,000 grand prize will go to a team of USC students — Erin Reynolds, Tony Tseung, John Banayan, Erik Nichols, David Villatoro, Rita Yeung, Joseph Kohn and Ross Danielson ­— who created an online application called Trainer under the guidance of three faculty advisers. Yeung is a Daily Trojan staff member.Players of the game receive a customized creature with a fitness goal. Through the use of webcam technology and movement detection, the players and the creatures exercise together.For instance, a player might be paired with a penguin who needs to lose weight. In order for the penguin to do so weight, the player has to exercise with it by picking from a variety of activities ­— such as running, swimming or skiing — and the player has to re-enact those movements specific to the particular sport he picked.“Depending on how hard the player trains himself, the creature becomes more fit,” said David Villatoro, a USC alumnus of 2010 and one of the students who helped create the application.The application also has a dietary component, allowing the player to feed his creature as he pleases — ideally by feeding him the same foods the player himself is eating.“The best way to think about the game is as a combination of both Pokemon and Wii Fit,” said team member Erin Reynolds, a graduate student studying cinematic arts.The initial idea for the game originated in January 2009 Experimental Game Topics (CTIN 492) class, where students must pitch ideas regarding how gaming systems can affect lives in regards to exercising and dietary needs.Alumnus John Banayan, of the class of 2010, came up with the original concept, and worked with the rest of the team to develop the idea into what is now the Trainer application demo.The winners divided the prize money among themselves, but also kept some of it for continuing developments. The group intends to turn the demo into a full game and hope to clinically test it to see what results Trainer will have, Reynolds said.But the award still hasn’t sunk in for some of the contestants.“We’re all in a little bit of shock — I know I haven’t absorbed the whole thing,” Reynolds said. “It’s very exciting that the White House is looking at video games; I think video games have a lot of potential to do good in the world.”About 17 percent of U.S. children and adolescents ages two to 19 are obese, according to a recent National Health and Nutrition and Examination Service.Emily Luu, a sophomore majoring in biological sciences, said the platform for fitness education could be useful in the future.“Because America is one of the fattest nations in the world, and we spend a lot of time playing video games, I think this is a great application because it combines both our desires to play video games and our necessity to exercise,” Luu said.last_img read more

Women’s hockey: Wisconsin sweeps North Dakota behind strong defensive effort

first_imgThe University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team went into this weekend with a bad taste in their mouth. They were facing a team that handed them their only loss of the season, which not only took away their number one ranking, but also their perfect record.The Badgers (24-1-1, 18-1-1 WCHA) took the ice Saturday and Sunday, against rival North Dakota (13-8-3, 10-4-3 ) with bitter-sweet memories from their last match, in which they lost to the Fighting Hawks 3-0 the first night, and tied on the second 0-0.Wisconsin entered the weekend hoping for a better outcome, and slid past North Dakota 1-0 Saturday and closed out the weekend with a 3-1 victory Sunday.As Saturday’s game progressed, it became more evident that the teams were evenly matched, with neither side scoring any points in the remaining two periods. UW head coach Mark Johnson knew that with a game as tightly contested at this one, a scoreless period or two was nothing to be worried about.“It’s like a game of chess: you’re going to make a move and we’re going to make a move,” Johnson said. “And it goes back and forth. Both teams are playing hard, both teams are defending well.”The Badgers’ lone goal of the night — scored by senior forward Erika Sowchuk four minutes into the first period — was all they needed to pull out the victory.Despite Saturday’s victory, the UW coaching staff knew they would need a stronger offensive attack to achieve the sweep. Johnson changed the rotations — something he’s not afraid to do, and put in forwards Annie Pankowski, Emily Clark and Sarah Nurse.Johnson’s strategy worked well for the Badgers, and with less than a minute and a half left in the second period, Nurse ignited the fire for Wisconsin, giving them their first goal of the night and a 1-0 lead.While North Dakota managed to equalize early in the third period, the Badgers closed out the final period strong, and in the last minute of the quarter, Clark found the back of the net to give Wisconsin its motivation back.Clark’s goal was soon followed up by an empty-netter from Pankowski, giving the Badgers its final 3-1 edge on North Dakota.This matchup against North Dakota was not only about capitalizing on opportunities on the ice, but it was also about preventing the Fighting Hawks from gaining any opportunities themselves. Having allowed three goals to North Dakota in their previous matchup, they had their work cut out for them from the start.This time around, the Badger defense still managed to hold their ground. They got creative when it came to stopping the puck, with Wisconsin’s Jenny Ryan even using her head to block a shot at goal.One person who was thankful for the defensive effort was goaltender Ann-Renée Desbiens, who also managed to save 29 shots the first night and 27 the second, a feat she believes wouldn’t have been possible without her defensemen.“I really enjoy the sacrifices that they [make for me],” Desbiens said. “It’s not easy for them to just throw themselves in front of it, it takes a lot of courage, and my hat’s off to them.”Strong efforts on both ends of the ice not only gave the Badgers their sixth victory in a row, but confidence as they head into their final stretch of the season.For Clark, getting revenge against a team like North Dakota could go a long way for the highly ranked Wisconsin team.“It was very emotional,” Clark said. “To be able to get the win and sweep after the last time we played them was huge.”last_img read more

Anthony Joshua says ‘home calling’, likely to fight next at Tottenham’s new stadium

first_imgLast Updated: 9th December, 2019 17:49 IST Anthony Joshua Says ‘home Calling’, Likely To Fight Next At Tottenham’s New Stadium Anthony Joshua is set for a match in London to defend his heavyweight title against Andy Ruiz Jr, with the match likely to be fought at Tottenham’s new stadium. British professional boxer Anthony Joshua is all set for a match in London to begin his second stint as the World Heavyweight champion with reports suggesting that his next fight likely to be conducted at Premier League team Tottenham’s newly built stadium. Joshua won back his WBA, WBO and IBF titles on December 8 by beating Andy Ruiz Jr. in a match held in Saudi Arabia.’Home calling’According to reports, the professional boxer wants to defend his World Heavy champion title in front of the home crowd. Joshua said that London is the place where he will fight in his next match. He was born outside in the town of Watford. He said that Britishers have a huge role in his boxing career, adding that there was no question of him losing a match at home.Joshua has boxed twice at the 90,000 capacity Wembley stadium where he beat Alexander Povetkin and Wladimir Klitschko. However, Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn said that Wembley will not be an ideal choice for his client’s next fight as the dates did not work out in his favour.Read: Conor McGregor Mocked By Sugar Ray Leonard For His Boxing Skills; Watch VideoAccording to reports, Hearn has decided to conduct the match at Tottenham’s newly built stadium that has a capacity to accommodate 60,000 people. He said people are aware of what he has accomplished and there are a lot of other options in different countries but his client had set his sight on boxing in the United Kingdom. Hearn also said that they had spoken to the officials at Tottenham about hosting the fight against Andy Ruiz, adding that the club was keen on hosting the fight at their new stadium.Read: Indian Boxing League: Gujarat Giants Tame NE Rhinos In Close Contest For Second Win‘Clash on the Dunes’Anthony Joshua shut down all his critics by defeating Andy Ruiz Jr in their much-awaited re-match at ‘Clash on the Dunes’ on December 8. The British heavyweight came up strong from the initial rounds and no wonder, he successfully avenged his first and the only loss of his boxing career at the hands of Ruiz in the month of June.A major portion of the boxing community claimed that Anthony Joshua stands nohere in front of Andy Ruiz Jr but the Briton proved them wrong by regaining his WBA (super), WBO, IBF, IBA heavyweight titles.Joshua is a 2X World Champion now and it is set to bring up a million-dollar question in the mind of his future opponents. FOLLOW US Read: Boxing: Dillian Whyte Talks About Offering Deontay Wilder $50 Million+ Dollars For A FightRead: Anthony Joshua Believes Harry Kane Will Thrash Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang In Boxing(With inputs from agencies) Ruchit Rastogi Written By SUBSCRIBE TO US COMMENT WATCH US LIVE LIVE TV First Published: 9th December, 2019 17:49 ISTlast_img read more

750 pounds of marijuana seized of Boca coast; Six Caribbean nationals…

first_imgSix Caribbean nationals – three Bahamians, two Jamaicans and one Guyanese – were taken into custody over the weekend after a boat with 750 pounds of marijuana was intercepted by the United States Coast Guard. Officials said a Coast Guard cutter conducted a safety boarding of a 35-foot sport fisher approximately 11 miles east of Boca Raton, Florida. As the cutter crew came alongside the vessel, they saw a package being thrown overboard. It was later recovered. The crew discovered an additional 17 bales and three packages aboard the vessel, and seized approximately 750 pounds of marijuana.The Seventh Day Adventist Church (SDA) in St Lucia has appealed to the public not to rush to judgment following the recent arrest of two pastors. Executive Secretary of the St. Lucia Mission of Seventh Day Adventists, Pastor Roger Stephen, who made the comment at recent press conference however said that the church will not condone sin or wrongdoing. During the press conference, Stephen did not accept questions from reporters due to what he said are “untrue reports” about the case in which the pastors have been charged with indecent assault and unlawful sexual connection.The Florida Bar Elder Law Section has elected Jamaican born attorney, Collett P. Small as their new chairperson. Small, the first woman of color and of Jamaican heritage, is scheduled to be installed this June at the swearing in ceremony in Boca Raton. Small, a resident of Weston, has been practicing law for 12 years. She is a Board Certified Elder Law Specialist and is one of only 105 attorneys in the State who are certified in Elder LawAnd in Sports Olympic 400 meters champion Shaunae Miller-Uibo of the Bahamas staked a claim for the women’s 200 meters crown at 2017 London World Championships with a sizzling run at Saturday’s Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Oregon. Miller-Uibo, smashed the Bahamian 200 meters record after chasing American Torie Bowie to the line. Bowie clocked a personal best of 21.77, the fastest time in the world this year, ahead of Miller-Uibo (21.91) and Jamaican 200 meters Olympic champion Elaine Thompson, third in 21.98.  Miller-Uibo’s new mark erased her  national record of 22.05 set in June last year at the Racers Grand Prix meet in KingstonHere’s What’s TrendingFormer Panamanian military commander, General Manuel Noriega has died at age-83.  Panama’s President Juan Carlos Varela announced Noriega’s death via Twitter. And while the cause of death wasn’t immediately reported, Noriega had recently been dealing with complications from brain surgery. In March, it was reported that he was in a coma. At the time of his death in a Panama City hospital, Noriega was serving a prison sentence for corruption and having his opponents killed.For Tomorrow’s weather forecast.It will be partly cloudy with scattered showers in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach Counties, with a high of 91 and a low of 77 degrees. Today’s news was brought to you by the Florida Department of Health in Broward County, who encourages you to Protect Your Baby, Vaccinate On Time, Every Time.  They remind you that Immunizations are SAFE, PROVEN PROTECTION. For more on these and other stories visit us at caribbeannationalweekly.com Make sure to pick your copy of Caribbean News weekly at your nearest Caribbean American outlet.last_img read more

Trout-less Angels outlast A’s in wild 11-inning game

first_imgAlas, that tidy little would-be victory vanished amid a series of meltdowns. Fortunately for the Angels, the A’s had the last meltdown.The Angels scored five runs in the 11th with just two singles.They had a batter hit by a pitch, one walked intentionally, two walked unintentionally and one reached when the A’s made an error on a sacrifice attempt. Tommy La Stella and Jonathan Lucroy had the only singles in the inning.“It was a rollercoaster,” Manager Brad Ausmus said. “We stuck with it. We gave up a couple of leads, but ultimately we got the win, which is a good thing. Every team in baseball has a couple games like this during the season, and it’s nice to walk away with a win, especially on the road.”The Angels won the last two games to take the series against an Oakland team that had won 10 in a row after beating the Angels on Monday afternoon. Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield At a few points on Wednesday afternoon, it seemed the Angels could not put away the A’s.The 5-1 lead vanished because of a rough seventh inning for Justin Anderson, who was charged with two runs. Ty Buttrey threw nine pitches to escape further damage in the seventh, but Ausmus didn’t want to bring him back for the top of the order in the eighth, not after he’d thrown 26 pitches the night before.“I thought about it, but I’ve got to think about this kid’s health, too,” Ausmus said.Instead, he called on Luís García, who gave up a game-tying two-run homer to Matt Olson in the eighth.Not long after that, Calhoun temporarily ruined a promising rally with a baserunning mistake in the top of the ninth. Third baseman Matt Chapman fielded a Brian Goodwin broken-bat bouncer and threw to second, but shortstop Marcus Semien was not on the bag when he caught the ball. Calhoun slid into second, looked up, and saw no one at third. He took a few steps toward third, only to be tagged out by Semien.“I didn’t know if he had the ball,” Calhoun said. “It was messed up. It was the loneliest feeling you can have on a baseball field. It’s a bad play. It’s me not really keeping my head and knowing where the ball is at. It’s a bad play but those guys came through behind me and got a couple big runs for us.”Just after Calhoun made the second out, Luís Rengifo and Jared Walsh had hits against All-Star closer Blake Treinen to drive in two runs, giving the Angels a 7-5 lead.Then Hansel Robles entered and let that get away too. Mark Canha hit a homer and Jurrickson Profar doubled and scored on a sacrifice fly.Anderson, García and Robles gave up two runs apiece. An Angels bullpen that was a strength for the first month of the season is suddenly looking for consistent work from anyone other than Buttrey.“There is going to be some ebb and flow to pitchers over the course of the season,” Ausmus said. “They aren’t going to roll through 162 games. I’m still confident in them. If we can get over the hump for a couple guys, I think there’s no reason they won’t return to the form they had earlier in the season.”Related Articles Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros First 2 MLB RBI’s for Puello! 👏👏👏👏@Angels pic.twitter.com/tt9uF1dSSI— FOX Sports West (@FoxSportsWest) May 29, 2019 PreviousOAKLAND, CALIFORNIA – MAY 29: Cesar Puello #48 of the Los Angeles Angels slides safely into third base in the 11th inning against the Oakland Athletics at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on May 29, 2019 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA – MAY 29: Griffin Canning #47 of the Los Angeles Angels pitches against the Oakland Athletics in the first inning at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on May 29, 2019 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)Oakland Athletics’ Liam Hendriks pitches against the Los Angeles Angels during the first inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, May 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Angels pitcher Griffin Canning throws against the Oakland Athletics during the first inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, May 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani bats against the Oakland Athletics during the first inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, May 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA – MAY 29: Shohei Ohtani #17 of the Los Angeles Angels talks to Marcus Semien #10 of the Oakland Athletics while on second base during the first inning of their game Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on May 29, 2019 in Oakland, California. Ohtani scored later in the inning. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani (17) celebrates with Tommy La Stella after both scored on a single by Cesar Puello against the Oakland Athletics during the first inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, May 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)Los Angeles Angels’ Tommy La Stella (9) and Shohei Ohtani (17) is congratulated by teammates after scoring against the Oakland Athletics during the first inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, May 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)Los Angeles Angels’ Griffin Canning pitches against the Oakland Athletics during the first inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, May 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)Los Angeles Angels’ Cesar Puello (48) hits a two-run single in front of Oakland Athletics catcher Nick Hundley during the first inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, May 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani stands in the dugout during a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, May 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)Oakland Athletics Marcus Semien (10) is congratulated by third base coach Matt Williams (4) after hitting a solo home run against the Los Angeles Angels during the third inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, May 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani reacts after striking out against the Oakland Athletics during the fifth inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, May 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)Oakland Athletics pitcher Daniel Mengden throws against the Los Angeles Angels during the third inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, May 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA – MAY 29: Shohei Ohtani #17 of the Los Angeles Angels hits a single in the third inning against the Oakland Athletics at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on May 29, 2019 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani runs down the first base line to reach safely on an error by Oakland Athletics third baseman Matt Chapman during the third inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, May 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)Los Angeles Angels center fielder Brian Goodwin catches a fly ball hit by Oakland Athletics’ Stephen Piscotty during the fourth inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, May 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani, right, advances to second base on a ground out by Jonathan Lucroy next to Oakland Athletics’ Jurickson Profar during the third inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, May 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA – MAY 29: Griffin Canning #47 of the Los Angeles Angels pitches against the Oakland Athletics in the first inning at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on May 29, 2019 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)Oakland Athletics’ Marcus Semien crosses the plate after hitting a solo home run against the Los Angeles Angels during the third inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, May 29, 2019. At right is umpire Mark Ripperger. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)Oakland Athletics’ Jurickson Profar looks down at an infield single by Los Angeles Angels’ Cesar Puello during the fifth inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, May 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA – MAY 29: Brian Goodwin #18 of the Los Angeles Angels hits a single that scored a run in the fifth inning against the Oakland Athletics at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on May 29, 2019 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)Los Angeles Angels’ Brian Goodwin hits an RBI single against the Oakland Athletics during the fifth inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, May 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)Los Angeles Angels’ Kole Calhoun runs home to score against the Oakland Athletics during the fifth inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, May 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)Los Angeles Angels’ Kole Calhoun (56) is congratulated by teammates after scoring a run against the Oakland Athletics during the fifth inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, May 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA – MAY 29: Luis Rengifo #4 of the Los Angeles Angels throws the ball to first base as Robbie Grossman #8 of the Oakland Athletics slides in to second base in the first inning at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on May 29, 2019 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)Los Angeles Angels’ Cesar Puello hits a two-run home run against the Oakland Athletics during the seventh inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, May 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)Los Angeles Angels’ Cesar Puello, right, is congratulated by third base coach Mike Gallego after hitting a two-run home run against the Oakland Athletics during the seventh inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, May 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA – MAY 29: Cesar Puello #48 of the Los Angeles Angels celebrates after he hit a two-run home run in the seventh inning against the Oakland Athletics at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on May 29, 2019 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)Los Angeles Angels’ Cesar Puello (48) celebrates after hitting a two-run home run against the Oakland Athletics during the seventh inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, May 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)Los Angeles Angels’ Cesar Puello (48) is congratulated by teammates after hitting a two-run home run against the Oakland Athletics during the seventh inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, May 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)Oakland Athletics’ Matt Olson, right, hits a two-run home run in front of Los Angeles Angels catcher Jonathan Lucroy during the eighth inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, May 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA – MAY 29: Jared Walsh #25 of the Los Angeles Angels hits a single that scored a run in the ninth inning against the Oakland Athletics at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on May 29, 2019 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA – MAY 29: Brian Goodwin #18 of the Los Angeles Angels can not catch a home run hit by Mark Canha #20 of the Oakland Athletics in the ninth inning at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on May 29, 2019 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)Oakland Athletics’ Matt Olson, right, celebrates after hitting a two-run home run that scored Marcus Semien (10) against the Los Angeles Angels during the eighth inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, May 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA – MAY 29: Josh Phegley #19 of the Oakland Athletics hits a sacrifice fly that scored a run to tie the game in the ninth inning against the Los Angeles Angels at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on May 29, 2019 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)Los Angeles Angels’ Albert Pujols, left, sits in the dugout with Mike Trout during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, May 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA – MAY 29: Jonathan Lucroy #20 of the Los Angeles Angels hits a single that scored two runs in the 11th inning against the Oakland Athletics at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on May 29, 2019 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA – MAY 29: Tommy La Stella #9 of the Los Angeles Angels hits a single that scored a run in the 11th inning against the Oakland Athletics at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on May 29, 2019 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA – MAY 29: Cesar Puello #48 of the Los Angeles Angels slides safely into third base in the 11th inning against the Oakland Athletics at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on May 29, 2019 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA – MAY 29: Griffin Canning #47 of the Los Angeles Angels pitches against the Oakland Athletics in the first inning at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on May 29, 2019 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)NextShow Caption1 of 39OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA – MAY 29: Griffin Canning #47 of the Los Angeles Angels pitches against the Oakland Athletics in the first inning at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on May 29, 2019 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)ExpandOAKLAND — The Angels won a game that they seemed intent on losing on Wednesday afternoon.After blowing a four-run lead in the seventh and a two-run lead in the ninth, and after having the potential go-ahead run erased on a baserunning fiasco in the top of the ninth, the Angels nonetheless beat the Oakland A’s 12-7 in 11 innings to win for the fourth time in five games.“It’s a bend-but-don’t-break thing,” said Kole Calhoun, who was particularly happy the victory could erase his own embarrassing gaffe. “A lot of teams could kind of shut it down after a comeback like they mounted two or three times and we were able to keep fighting. That’s what it’s going to take throughout the season, a team that’s going to play together and today was a good example of that.”The Angels played without All-Star center fielder Mike Trout, who was still sore after hitting a foul ball off the top of his right foot in Tuesday night’s win. They had a chance to win in more routine fashion than they did. They had a 5-1 lead in the seventh, thanks to Griffin Canning’s strong six innings and four RBIs from Cesar Puello, who returned to the majors for the first time since 2017 and hit his first big league homer. Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error All of that overshadowed what should have been the best feel-good stories of the day.Canning gave up one run and three hits in six innings, lowering his ERA to 3.06 in his first six starts.“That’s probably his best start of the year for me,” Lucroy said. “Every pitch he threw, he located. He made a few mistakes. But he gave up three hits against that lineup. I can’t say enough good things about Griff today.”And Puello, a 28-year-old who has been through seven organizations, had the best day of his brief big league career. He had a two-run single and a two-run homer in his first big league game since 2017. He was also hit by a pitch to start the Angels’ five-run 11th.“Good guy, super humble,” Calhoun said. “I couldn’t be happier for him. … He’s a good guy and came through today.”last_img read more

Dodgers might only need to replace injured Hyun-Jin Ryu twice in April

first_imgGLENDALE, Ariz. >> As the Dodgers awaited the results of an MRI exam on Hyun-Jin Ryu’s left shoulder, manager Don Mattingly provided clarity Monday about how often he’ll actually need five starting pitchers in April.In short: Not often.Because of some early off days, the Dodgers wouldn’t need Ryu until April 13 or 14 against the Seattle Mariners at home, then again April 23 or 24 in San Francisco, Mattingly said. That rules out the left-hander for a minimum of one start, since he’ll begin the season on the 15-day disabled list.It also rules out left-hander Erik Bedard from making one or two starts, depending on his recovery from a strained left teres major muscle. “(Bedard) said he’d had (the injury) before and it was like three weeks,” Mattingly said, “but I knew (Clayton) Kershaw was longer than that.”The strained teres major, a muscle near the armpit, seemed to be a contagious disease among Dodgers pitchers last year. Kershaw missed all of April 2014 because of it. Brandon League was shut down early in last year’s camp for a few weeks, and Paco Rodriguez spent 40 days on the disabled list between August and September.That doesn’t bode well for Bedard, who was bidding for a spot starter’s role before he felt something in his back Friday.It helps the cause of non-roster invitees Chad Gaudin and David Huff, both of whom went through a normal routine Monday. They’re essentially competing with Joe Wieland, Mike Bolsinger and Carlos Frias for a chance to start two games in April.Tommy John updates Dodgers pitchers Chris Withrow and Ross Stripling have been progressing slowly but surely in their returns from Tommy John elbow surgeries last year.Withrow (on the 60-day DL) played catch from 70 feet Monday and expects to be throwing up to 80 feet by the end of the week. He’s throwing every other day and has not experienced any setbacks so far in camp.Stripling (who isn’t on the 40-man roster) is rehabbing in the Dodgers’ minor-league camp and said he’ll throw his first live bullpen session in eight days — one year to the day after his surgery.“I’ll probably throw three weeks’ worth of those,” Stripling said. “I’ll mix in an extended spring training game at the end of April, early May, then from there it’s just build up to the 85, 100 pitches. I’m kind of looking to join an affiliate around June 1.”Withrow had his surgery June 3, Stripling on April 2.McCarthy sharpBrandon McCarthy sounded upbeat after throwing 75 pitches over five scoreless innings in a Triple-A game at Camelback Ranch. The right-hander elected to avoid the Dodgers’ major-league game against his former team, the Arizona Diamondbacks, in favor of the more “controlled” setting of the minor-league fields.It was no coincidence that he skipped a chance at seeing a divisional opponent. The Dodgers and Diamondbacks will play 19 times during the regular season.“It just kind of worked out, getting at least one (game) in the minor leagues because I can work at my own pace, feel the things I need to feel,” McCarthy said. “Two, it worked right there where I get to build up; that 75-pitch, 80-pitch outing is a big one. You want to make sure you get to that threshold and get your ups and downs. It’s controlled. And it’s missing a division opponent. This is a perfect one where if I’m going to skip one, let’s do this. That way I can go into my next one and be ready to go.”Five days after he was shelled for six runs in four innings against the Cubs, McCarthy said he was pleased by his latest results. “I was working on pace, delivery, rhythm,” he said. “I got that out of that and felt really strong.”AlsoThe Dodgers optioned left-hander Daniel Coulombe to their minor-league camp after the game. They have 40 players on their major-league camp roster. … The Dodgers have an off day today and will use an assortment of relief pitchers to complete a “bullpen game” Wednesday against San Diego. … Angels pitcher Garrett Richards threw four hitless innings in a Triple-A rehab game. He will begin the season on the DL in order to build up arm strength as he recovers from season-ending knee surgery. … Angels right-hander Nick Tropeano, a candidate for the open fifth starter’s job, will start against the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday. Left-hander Hector Santiago will start a “B” game that day.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

NBA trade rumors: Wizards ‘not budging’ on core trio ahead of deadline

first_imgNot for long. Executives around the league estimate that Morris, who will turn 30 in September, will command a salary starting in the $11-12 million range. Given his age, Morris won’t get a long-term deal. As one GM said, “Two years makes sense, but maybe a third year on an option.”Expect teams looking for veteran help — Sacramento, Utah, Indiana — to have interest in Morris this summer.Morris’ twin brother, Wizards forward Markieff Morris, will also be a free agent next summer. He’s making $8.6 million this year and is currently recovering from a neck injury. TRADE RUMORS: Blazers aren’t done with deadline actionHeck, owner Ted Leonsis has come out and said it publicly: Washington has no plans to break up its three-player core of Wall, Bradley Beal and Otto Porter. Rival executives have said much the same thing. As one told Sporting News, “They’re not budging. Maybe they’d deal Porter, but they want a star-type player back, and that’s not happening.”Indeed, Porter makes the most sense as a Wizards salary dump. He is due to make $27 million next year, with a player option for $28.5 million in 2019-20. With Wall’s four-year, $170 million extension kicking in next year, the Wizards will be essentially at the $118 million salary cap despite having only six players signed.That’s fueled the rumors around Porter from teams like Portland, Dallas and Utah. While most have approached a deal for Porter under the assumption that his weighty contract and shrinking production (12.6 points, 5.6 rebounds, 36.9 percent 3-point shooting, down from 44.1 percent last year) would spur the Wizards to let him go for a reduced return, that hasn’t been the case.If they’re not going to let Porter go for a reduced return, they’re not going to let Porter go.For better or worse, the Wizards remain committed to their core. With the salaries being paid out, Washington won’t have much opportunity to put a supporting cast around Wall, Beal and Porter, but that’s been the franchise’s dilemma for the last few years.And it’s unlikely to change in the next couple of days.Markelle Fultz won’t be on the moveAnother guy not expected to go anywhere ahead of Thursday’s deadline: Sixers guard Markelle Fultz.Fultz, the No. 1 pick in the 2017 draft, has played only 19 games this season, averaging 8.2 points on 41.9 percent shooting and 28.6 percent 3-point shooting. He’s been rehabbing his shoulder for a condition called thoracic outlet syndrome and has not played since Nov. 19.The Sixers, according to sources around the league, are not ready to move on from Fultz, given the investment the franchise made into him, the utter cratering of his trade value and the fact that he’s only 20 years old and still has a chance to be productive.MORE: Sixers interested in Dewayne Dedmon?That could change this summer, when the Sixers’ future outlook will firm up once Jimmy Butler hits free agency and Ben Simmons is eligible for a contract extension. Both could wind up with max deals, which would make Fultz a trade chip that could be used to fill out the roster with role players.Fultz is planning on playing this season, though the Sixers — battling for the No. 3 seed in the East at 34-19 — are not considering his return a factor as they look to improve the roster ahead of the deadline.Philadelphia has been “very active for a while,” one source said, as the team seeks depth. But the Sixers also have last year’s experience of bringing in waiver signees Ersan Ilyasova and Marco Belinelli for the stretch run. Both played well, and the Sixers would be comfortable going that route again in what should be a busy buyout market.That Marcus Morris money is comingFor all the tumult that has engulfed the Celtics this season, the guy who might be the most interesting on the roster is rarely mentioned: forward Marcus Morris. As one scout said last week, “I would hate to think where they’d be without Morris. All the stuff that’s gone on, at least on the floor, he kind of holds it together for them.”Morris will be a free agent this summer and has played himself into a major raise. He was acquired from the Pistons for Avery Bradley two summers ago and has put together a career-best season at age 29, averaging 14.8 points, 6.1 rebounds, 48.0 percent shooting and 41.4 percent 3-point shooting — all career highs. His cap hit is a mere $5.4 million.MORE: Celtics “determined” to acquire Anthony Davis We had extreme turbulence on the NBA trade market last week, but so far, deadline week has been quiet. When there is one dominant player looming over the whole thing — Anthony Davis in this case — the rest of the scuttlebutt tends to be drowned out. But let’s have a look around the league in today’s Rumor-rama.Even after the embarrassing tussle between players at a practice three months ago, even after another season-sinking injury to star guard John Wall and even after their current run of four losses in five games — which included defeats at the hands of the Cavaliers and Hawks — the Wizards don’t appear to be budging.last_img read more

PBA Season 43 Preview: Guiao optimistic as new recruits expected to bolster NLEX

first_imgRavena is one of the most celebrated collegiate players during his time with the Ateneo Blue Eagles in the UAAP. He also has vast experience playing in the international stage being a four-time Southeast Asian gold medalist and a young member of Gilas Pilipinaa.From a player with that resumé, Guiao expects nothing less from Ravena.“I know what I expect. I guess everybody knows what he can do so I’m no longer surprised with what he’s able to do for our team,” Guiao said. “And the good side is he’s going to get better and he’s going to be special in this league.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Boxing promoter trying to get Pacquiao to fight in Mexico NLEX improved leaps and bounds in the Governors’ Cup last season after finishing dead last in the Philippine Cup and Commissioner’s Cup where it registered a 2-9 card in each of the two conferences.The Road Warriors had a franchise-best start at 4-0 in the third conference and though they faltered midway en route to a quarterfinals exit, the team showed a lot of promise that Guiao hopes to finally be realized.“We’ve shown that we can contend with the high-caliber teams. We just need a little bit of time together and we will be okay.”Last season also witnessed the rise of Kevin Alas as one of the league’s rising stars. NLEX also added quality veterans in Larry Fonacier, Cyrus Baguio and JR Quiñahan, three players whom Guiao shared championships with back in his time with Red Bull and Rain or Shine.The Road Warriors bolstered their roster yet again in the offseason when they selected Kiefer Ravena as the second overall pick in the 2017 PBA Draft.ADVERTISEMENT NLEX head coach Yeng Guiao likes what’s in store for his team in the coming PBA season.Guiao has his reasons for his bright outlook ahead of the 2018 Philippine Cup. The Road Warriors’ breakthrough campaign in the 2017 Governors’ Cup is one of those and so is the team’s offseason acquisitions.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“I’m very optimistic,” he told INQUIRER.net. “Especially with the new additions.”“As long as we’re improving everyday in practice, we’re improving every conference, that’s what’s important for us.” Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Head Coach: Yeng GuiaoKey Players: Kevin Alas, Cyrus Baguio, JR Quiñahan, Asi TaulavaKey Additions: Kiefer Ravena, Michael MirandaKey Losses: Jonas Villanueva, Carlo LastimosaADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? LATEST STORIES Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Guyana’s political culture is not evolving fast enough

first_imgDear Editor,What we are dealing with here is a political culture that has been developed over 50 years of the PPP and PNC fighting each other. Both sides believe that they are right and only they have the solutions to Guyana’s problems.Some would advocate that we need to rid ourselves of both the PPP and PNC to move forward, which is wishful thinking.People in society are not listening to what is being said; they are just listening to what their side says without trying to understand the point-of-views being expressed by others.You need to get the PPP and PNC to reconcile their differences and work for the betterment of all Guyanese. The alternative is a permanent divorce.Until someone comes along who can make a greater impact on the political scene by eroding both the PPP and PNC support base then Guyanese are in for more of the same.What about the AFC? Well, the AFC was formed with the intention of breaking away from the past, to fight the racial politics. But its strategy morphed into fighting to get into power. It sided with the PNC to get power only to now find itself powerless.What needs to change?Clearly something needs to change so that every Guyanese can feel included regardless of who is in power. What needs to be changed is that the PPP and PNC needs to publicly acknowledge that they do not singularly have the solutions to all of Guyana’s problems. And, that they need the other side’s real input.This is not a proposition for shared governance, as the PPP and PNC still need to demonstrate that they can work together for the national good. Those who propose shared governance may get it only on paper.Consensus politics is about working together, building trust, mutual understanding and mutual respect.Yours Faithfully,Sean Orilast_img read more