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Extra Innings: Two unbreakable baseball records

first_imgRecords were meant to broken. Those that can be broken, that is.It seems that every time the Olympics roll around, another sprinter breaks the world record for the 100-meters in track. And it feels like Michael Phelps breaks his own world records every time he swims in a race. Those records seem – and are – breakable.In the NBA, the important records revolve around team wins, whether that be the record for the most wins in a regular season – 72 by the 1995-1996 Chicago Bulls – or world championships – 17 titles for the Boston Celtics and 11 titles for Bill Russell. In the NFL, the salient records are in yardage and touchdowns during a single game, a regular season or over the course of a player’s career. Again, these are all breakable records, as each one of them has been broken on numerous occasions.In recent memory, Tom Brady broke the single-season touchdown pass record (50 in 2007) and Emmitt Smith broke Walter Payton’s career rushing yardage record with 18,355.However, Major League Baseball is in possession of two records that will never be broken.Andre Ethier’s current 29-game hit streak is the second longest by a Dodger in history – Willie Davis holds the franchise record with 31 straight games in 1969 – yet he still sits 27 games behind the record for the longest hitting streak of all time.In all likelihood, Ethier will fall far short of Joe Dimaggio’s 56-game hitting streak. In fact, only a handful of players in history have hitting streaks over 30 games, and only four have streaks above 40.Dimaggio’s streak is an incredible accomplishment, and for a long time, it was considered the most unbreakable streak in all of sports.But there is another record out there that is now more unbreakable: the single-season home run record.Now, it’s very possible that no one will ever break Dimaggio’s record. In fact, it’s almost probable that no one will ever break it. Maybe 56 games is such a long stretch that when a player begins to get close to it, the mounting pressure will prove too much.However, theoretically, hitting safely in 56 straight games is still possible. That’s the important thing to consider. Possibility.Breaking Barry Bonds’ record of 73 home runs in a season, which translates to about one home run for almost every two games – is impossible.Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa may have saved baseball after the strike when they competed against one another in the home run race during one of the most memorable summers in history.But McGwire and Sosa, along with Barry Bonds and so many other juiced sluggers, completely and permanently tainted the record books, as all of their aberrantly high home run counts during those seasons were all fraudulent.As the league has cracked down on the use of performance enhancing drugs (PED) – the same drug use MLB commissioner Bud Selig probably knew about all along but wasn’t going to object to as they saved his league – home run numbers have vastly decreased over the last few years.Just take a look at the last decade of home run leaders at the end of the season.2010: Jose Bautista 54, 2009: Albert Pujols 47, 2008: Ryan Howard 48, 2007: Alex Rodriguez 54, 2006: Ryan Howard 58, 2005: Andruw Jones 51, 2004: Adrian Beltre 48, 2003: Alex Rodriguez 47, 2002: Alex Rodriguez 57, 2001: Barry Bonds 73.Not one player in the last ten years has even broken Roger Maris’ old record of 61 home runs in a single season without the help of PED’s.These are some of the best hitters, playing in the prime of their careers, and they weren’t even able to reach 60. It’s unequivocal how much PED’s helped hitters in the late 90’s and early 00’s.PED’s have made the home run record unattainable, inscrutable and impossible. The really unfortunate part of it is that statistics and records are such an integral part of the game of baseball.The history of baseball is entrenched in records, trends and figures. It’s the only sport where mathematicians can be incredibly important parts of a front office.And for the rest of time, depending on how the Hall of Fame decides to handle the “steroid era” – which really should be called “Bug Selig’s Blind Eye Era” – the record for the most home runs in a single season will be a record that no player has even remotely a chance to break.Dimaggio’s record is outrageous, but at least it is physically, anatomically and feasibly possible to break it. Barry Bonds*’ home run record is none of those things.last_img read more

City Council streamlines electric rates, to continue substation

first_imgby James Jordan, Sumner Newscow — The recently passed budget for the City of Wellington took into account a slight increase in electric rates, and some of that is offset by a tax increase that was passed last week. Tuesday, during a work session at the Public Safety Building, the city council tweaked the rate system more. Unfortunately for electric customers, future rate increases are not out of the question.The council members agreed to some adjustments in principle and will likely vote on them at the next regular meeting set for next Tuesday.Council members also decided to go ahead with the electric substation project that has been in the works. Westar is a partner with Wellington in the project, and is paying for most of the several million dollar project. The substation would make power outages more rare, and that would help big industrial customers. It could also make residential power more reliable. The city will finance its portion through a bond issue and it will mean an increase of a few dollars on monthly electric bills.Council members felt this was a way of helping businesses and taking care of infrastructure.The council also agreed to go from having seven classifications of electric utility rates down to five to make things simpler. Two commercial rates will be made into one. They also decided to stop having winter and summer rates, and go with a single rate for thee entire year. This could make some rates go up and others go down, but they believe it will even out over time..Council member Kelly Green said the city not allowed anything for improvements to the city in its budget, so she did not want to postpone this project.“It is something we need,” she said.Council members also discussed having various departments pay utility bills, or at least be charged for them. This is mostly an administrative task, but it would give the city more information about how much energy various departments are using.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (25) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down g sugar · 259 weeks ago Steam or Stream? Report Reply 0 replies · active 259 weeks ago +6 Vote up Vote down notlla · 259 weeks ago WHAT ARE THE FIVE DIFFERENT ELECTRIC RATES. Report Reply 0 replies · active 259 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down Maria · 259 weeks ago can we not get a choice of our electric company? I would like to see where we could elect on having Westar, or one of the companies that provide service elsewhere. Give us a choice on what we can have instead of being a monopoly and making us have to have Wellington electric. Report Reply 1 reply · active 259 weeks ago +9 Vote up Vote down Tighten your Belt · 259 weeks ago Nobody in Kansas can pick their electric provider. That is decided by the Kansas Corporation Commission. I would however like to see the different rates detailed in print. Tracy can you please get this information for your readers? Report Reply 3 replies · active 259 weeks ago +7 Vote up Vote down tapped out · 259 weeks ago So can you clarify the following for the readers ..one there is going to be a rate hike but there are no specific numbers. How much the rate hike will be and how much is the anticipated revenue. Second if they are going to not have winter or summer rages which one did they pick or did they compromise in the middle. If they picked the higher one is that not some kind of additional rate hike also? How much does that generate. Lastly it states we will have to pay for a bond through the electric bill. Does that require a vote of any kind plus once again how much. I can potentially see three rate increases in this article. Report Reply 0 replies · active 259 weeks ago +12 Vote up Vote down Steve · 259 weeks ago So what rate did we get stuck with the Winter or Summer? Summer rates are higher than winter rates. I don’t mind paying more for electric however this fuel cost adjustment is what is killing people. I do not believe it cost $400 to deliver $380 worth of electricity to my house when everyone in Wellington is using the same Westar utility line to bring power into the City Substation? Report Reply 9 replies · active 258 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down Charlie · 259 weeks ago This report was kind of vague. It sounds like the council still doesn’t realize they don’t have any extra money laying around to do a multi-million dollar project. Borrowing more may not be productive and raising our rates is not the answer either. Stop spending please! I would like to read the minutes, but they usually aren’t posted on the city web site for 2 or 3 months following the meetings. Bend over and get ready. Westar is a for profit company and doesn’t do things for nothing. They have stockholders to answer to. Report Reply 0 replies · active 259 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down tapped out · 259 weeks ago The city said they were 1.2 million behind but of you look at the city budget you will see that they have placed 800,000 in an emergency storm account. There has been no money placed there the last two years. I can understand saving for a rainy day but most of us commoners who are trying to stretch the dollar doesn’t place money in an account for what might or might not happen and then go borrow money to replace it. The city has done exactly that. Only they are adjusting rates to make up money..so what happens to that money if there is no disaster??? Report Reply 0 replies · active 259 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down credence · 259 weeks ago I find it interesting the City is building a new substation project that will cost “several million dollars” and Westar is going to pay the majority of the cost. If this is actually true, and I doubt it is, then why does the City need a rate increase to pay for a bond issue to cover the cost of the project? I seriously doubt Westar is paying for any of this project, so either the article is incorrect, or we are being misled concerning this project. Report Reply 1 reply · active 259 weeks ago +6 Vote up Vote down whatever · 259 weeks ago Remember when it’s time to vote, who put these people in office ? Report Reply 0 replies · active 259 weeks ago 12Next » Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

Patients urged only to attend busy Letterkenny A&E in ‘real emergencies’

first_imgThe Emergency Department at Letterkenny University Hospital has been extremely busy over the last number of days and patients are being urged to only attend in ‘real emergencies’.The hospital has admitted a significant number of ill patients, while 39 people were recorded on trollies awaiting admission this Tuesday morning.Hospital management has issued a notice to say it regrets the inconvenience and distress the long delays cause patients and their families. A spokesperson said: “The hospital prioritises those in most need of care and this unfortunately may lead to delays for less urgent patients.“We would like to remind the public that we encourage them to attend the Emergency Department only in the case of real emergencies and they should contact their GP or GP Out-of-Hours service in the first instance.”Patients urged only to attend busy Letterkenny A&E in ‘real emergencies’ was last modified: September 10th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

SA set for massive infrastructure drive

first_img In Limpopo, Zuma said the improved infrastructure would help unlock the enormous mineral belt of coal, platinum, palladium, chrome and other minerals, in order to facilitate increased mining as well as stepped-up beneficiation of minerals. “Using the developments in Limpopo as a base, we will expand rail transport in Mpumalanga, connecting coalfields to power stations,” Zuma said. “This will enable us to decisively shift from road to rail in the transportation of coal, which has caused a deterioration of the roads in Mpumalanga.” He said the eastern parts of the North West would also benefit from the greater focus on infrastructure connected to mining and mineral beneficiation.Durban-Free State-Gauteng corridor Zuma said the development of the Durban-Free State-Gauteng logistics and industrial corridor would help connect the major economic centres of Gauteng and Durban and Pinetown, and connect these centres with improved export capacity through our sea-ports. “In this regard, I am pleased to announce the Market Demand Strategy of Transnet, which entails an investment, over the next seven years, of R300-billion rand in capital projects,” said Zuma, adding that R200-billion had been allocated to rail projects and the majority of the balance, to projects in the ports. He said among the list of planned projects, the expansion of the iron ore export channel from 60-million tons per annum to 82-million tons per annum. “It also includes various improvements to the Durban-Gauteng Rail corridor and the phased development of a new 16-million tons per annum manganese export channel through the Port of Ngqura in Nelson Mandela Bay,” he said. He said the Market Demand Strategy would result in the creation of more jobs in the SA economy, as well as increased localisation and black economic empowerment (BEE). “It will also position South Africa as a regional trans-shipment hub for Sub-Saharan Africa and deliver on Nepad’s regional integration agenda,” he said. He added that the government had also been looking at reducing port charges, as part of reducing the costs of doing business. “The issue of high port charges was one of those raised sharply by the automotive sector in Port Elizabeth and Uitenhage during my performance monitoring visit to the sector last year,” he said. “In this regard, I am pleased to announce that the Port Regulator and Transnet have agreed to an arrangement which will result in exporters of manufactured goods, receiving a significant decrease in port charges, during the coming year, equal to about R1-billion in total.Eastern Cape, North West, West Coast Zuma said the development of the south-eastern node in industrial and agricultural development and export capacity of the Eastern Cape region and expand the province’s economic and logistics linkages with the Northern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal. “In the former Transkei part of the Eastern Cape, we are committed to building a dam using the Umzimvubu River as the source, in order to expand agricultural production,” he said. Added to this, he said the Mthatha revitalisation project, which is a presidential special project, is proceeding very well. “Work is at an advanced stage to improve water, sanitation, electricity, roads, human settlements, airport development and institutional and governance issues.” Zuma said the expansion infrastructure in the North West would include the upgrading of 10 priority roads. On the West Coast, the government would focus on expanding the iron-ore rail line between Sishen in Northern Cape and Saldanha Bay in the Western Cape, which he added would create large numbers of jobs in both provinces. “The iron-ore capacity on the transport-side will increase capacity to 100-million tons per annum,” he said, adding that this would help to feed the developing world’s demand for iron ore.Hospitals, universities The government had also identified infrastructure projects which would help to lay the basis for the National Health Insurance system such as the refurbishment of hospitals and nurses’ homes. Zuma said R300-million had been allocated for the preparatory work towards building new universities in Mpumalanga and Northern Cape. Another infrastructure project with great potential is South Africa’s bid to host the Square Kilometre Array radio telescope in partnership with eight other African countries. Zuma urged South Africans to support the country’s bid, with the winning bid expected to be announced next month. The country would also champion the North-South Road and Rail Corridor on the continent, which is part of the African Unions’s Nepad Presidential Infrastructure Championing initiative. “The massive investment in infrastructure must leave more than just power stations, rail-lines, dams and roads. It must industrialise the country, generate skills and boost much needed job creation,” said Zuma.Water, renewable energy Zuma said water infrastructure is also being attended to, with five new water augmentation schemes are on schedule. Zuma listed these as the Olifants River Water Resource in Steelpoort in Limpopo Province, the Vaal River Eastern Sub-System in Secunda in Mpumalanga, Komati Water Augmentation Scheme in Nkangala in Mpumalanga, the raising of Hazelmere dam in KwaZulu-Natal and the Clan William Dam in Clan William in the Western Cape. Added to this nine out of the country’s 25 dams have been rehabilitated. He said to boost energy capacity, the government would continue searching for renewable energy sources, especially solar electricity and biofuels as we implement the Green Economy Accord with economic stakeholders. The government wants to install one million solar geysers by the 2014 financial year, and had so far installed more than 220 000 solar geysers nationwide, said Zuma. “We have outlined a busy infrastructure implementation programme for now until 2014 and beyond,” Zuma said. “I would like to appeal to all our people to join hands as they always do, as we deal decisively with the triple challenges of unemployment, poverty and inequality. Nobody will do this for us, it is in our hands. And we are all equal to the task.” Source: BuaNews The development and integration of rail, road and water infrastructure in the Waterberg and Steelpoort in Limpopo.Improving the movement of goods and economic integration through a Durban-Free State-Gauteng logistics and industrial corridor.A new south-eastern node that will improve the industrial and agricultural development and export capacity of the Eastern Cape region, and links with the Northern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal.The expansion in the North West of the roll-out of water, road, rail and electricity infrastructure.The improvement of infrastructure, including rail, on the West Coast. 9 February 2012 South Africa will spend billions of rands on new infrastructure in the coming years, focusing on rail and road projects, economic links in five regions in the country, new universities and refurbished hospitals, President Jacob Zuma said in his 2012 State of the Nation address. Addressing Parliament in Cape Town on Thursday evening, Zuma announced that he would convene a presidential infrastructure summit to discuss the implementation of the government’s plan with potential investors and social partners. The government’s massive infrastructure plan would be driven and overseen by the Presidential Infrastructure Coordinating Commission which was set up in September last year. The plan brings together ministers, premiers and mayors of the country’s metropolitan areas under the leadership of Zuma and Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe. “We will use the project management expertise gained during the 2010 Fifa Soccer World Cup to make this project a success,” he said, adding that the commission had identified and developed projects from state-owned enterprises as well as government departments. “These have been clustered, sequenced and prioritised into a pipeline of strategic integrated projects,” he said.Projects in five regions The projects in the five regions are:last_img read more

eBoot 12 Pcs Stretch Elastic Yoga Cotton Headbands Mixed Colors, Great value for money

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Any approaches i gave one to my sister in legislation who endure from hair misplaced as i consider she requires it much more than myself.The best hair treatment hair fertiliser ????????.Its excellent i like the tingly sensation but i detest the delivery cost it expenditures alot.Employed with biotin very well support your hair improve.SummaryReviewer Nathalie DuboisReview Date2017-09-28 03:02:43Reviewed Item Virgin Hair Fertilizer Fast Hair Growth Treatment **pack of 3**Rating 5.0 / 5  stars, based on  0  reviewsPrice£9.52last_img read more

What Does That Much-Hyped, Over-Used, Muddled Word “Cloud” Really Mean?

first_imgI’ve been involved with computers my whole life, but over the years, I’ve taken multiple sabbaticals from the devices. Upon my return about a year and a half ago, there was a new term being thrown around – “cloud”.I wasn’t sure what was going on, but everyone was very excited about this “cloud” business. The only thing was, I kept trying to define it by contextual clues and two months later, I had determined that “cloud” was synonymous with “Internet” and “Web.” As time has gone on, however, the term has become more and more muddled, so I’ve decided again to delve into the exact definition of our favorite word – “cloud”.It wasn’t until I had a long chat at last year’s SXSW with then-Rackspace senior manager of corporate communications Michelle Greer that I understood that “cloud” isn’t simply a replacement for “Internet” or “Web”. It has to do with immediate scalability, virtualization and distributed computing, among other things. Nonetheless, the term seems as muddled as ever.As Redmond Magazine’s Don Jones pleads argues in an article (wonderfully titled “Please Stop Saying ‘Cloud’”) this morning, the term has long ago lost its way.I blame the IT marketing sub-industry for this. Let’s start by agreeing to never use the term “cloud” again. They co-opted that term from the telecommunications industry anyway […] What folks routinely refer to as the “cloud” in the IT industry is actually something very different. It’s a huge variety of services and approaches, all of which offer to let you outsource some portion of your IT capabilities – things you might normally handle yourself, in your own datacenter. This is hardly a new concept: I’ve had a “cloud e-mail” address (it ends in yahoo.com) for close to a decade, now. I’ve been using “cloud computing” (a Web hosting service) for just as long.We took a moment to ask around on Twitter for folks to define “cloud” in 140 characters or less and this is what we got. Some, of course, are tongue in cheek, but that still reflect the state of “cloud” in the public mind. Related Posts Then again, this is nothing new, right? Take a look at this wondrous graphic from way back in 2009, as pointed out by @the_spinmd: Tags:#Analysis#cloud Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting So, we have a handful here – what about you? What does “cloud” mean to you? We only have a couple million to go.center_img mike melanson Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Russell Westbrook agrees to 10-year extension of contract with Jordan Brand—report

first_imgOklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook walks down the court in the final seconds of Game 2 of the team’s NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Houston Rockets, Wednesday, April 19, 2017, in Houston. Houston won 115-111. APRussell Westbrook played the best basketball of his life for the Oklahoma City Thunder last season, winning the 2016 NBA Most Valuable Player award in the process.His efforts on the court have been rewarded, as the spitfire guard will reportedly sign an approximately $200 million 10-year extension with the Jordan Brand.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia PLAY LIST 01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:50Trending Articles00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Rain or Shine fends off Wright, Phoenix Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View comments LATEST STORIES Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF presidentcenter_img LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Given the enigmatic superstar’s flair for the dramatic—both inside the court and when it comes to fashion—the shoe will be “unlike anything that Jordan Brand has done before.”Furthermore, the Jordan Brand also pledged to support Westbrook’s “Why Not?” Foundation and sweetened the deal with an “ambassador clause,” which would keep him with the company after even after his retirement.  Khristian Ibarrol /ra Read Next E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding The deal, as per ESPN’s Nick DePaula, will be the most lucrative ever in the history of Jordan athletes.The 28-year-old UCLA product is coming off a five-year deal with NBA legend Michael Jordan’s signature brand, which he signed in 2013.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutWith his stock getting higher after winning the league’s biggest individual award, the Jordan Brand took the opportunity to lock up one of the most sought-after stars in today’s game.Although details of the deal remain scarce, DePaula said Westbrook’s first ever signature line of shoes is also expected to be released.last_img read more

Olympian coming to Bert Ambrose to celebrate completion of Classroom Champions program

first_imgClassroom Champions have increased the availability of the program by offering more chances to join with scholarships and self-funded routes.The Classroom Champions ceremony will start at 5:00 p.m. and go until 7:00 p.m. at Bert Ambrose. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Canadian Olympian Alysia Rissling will be at Bert Ambrose Elementary School tomorrow to celebrate the student’s completion of the Classroom Champions program.Rissling’s two-woman bobsled team placed sixth at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang. Rissling also won her first World Cup bronze medal at the PyeongChang 2018 test event earlier this year.The program pairs teachers with Canadian and U.S. Olympians, as well as Paralympians who use video lessons and live video chats to engage students and encourage them to recognize their potential, set goals and dream big. Classroom Champions is the first program of its kind to bring elite athletes into schools in hopes to make students, families, classrooms and mentors better to build strong communities today.last_img read more