OAKLAND, Calif. — Carlos Beltran rediscovered his power stroke. One inning later, the Yankees slugger forgot how many outs there were.It was that kind of day for New York, which takes a two-game losing streak into a key series with division-leading Toronto this week.Beltran homered for the first time since coming off the disabled list in the Yankees’ 10-5 loss to the Oakland Athletics on June 15. But the veteran also was called out on a strange play in the eighth inning when he lost track of the outs.With one out and the A’s ahead 10-3, Beltran hit a grounder to short that was turned into a forceout at second. After crossing the bag at first, Beltran trotted toward New York’s first-base dugout. He got halfway there before heading back toward first, but was tagged in foul territory.“I thought there were two outs,” said Beltran, adding it was the first time in his big league career he’d been called out after losing track of the outs. “It was too late to go back.”Umpire Dan Iassogna made the call and Yankees Manager Joe Girardi came onto the field for a brief discussion. By rule 7.08, Beltran was out for “abandoning” the base.“It’s an embarrassing play,” Girardi said. “It’s probably happened to all of us. A lot of times it’s more that you slow up running to the bag as opposed to peeling off. It’s a lot more glaring when that happens.”Derek Norris and Coco Crisp hit early three-run homers off New York starter Vidal Nuno (1-3). Nuno, who had allowed only three earned runs total over his previous two outings, allowed eight runs and eight hits in three-plus innings.“It was pretty much not making adjustments,” Nuno said. “They got some little hits here and there and then it was just one pitch, bang. Those two innings, it was a little frustrating not getting ahead of the count and they took advantage.”The A’s had been held to one run or fewer in four of their previous nine games before taking a 10-0 lead in four innings.Yoenis Cespedes drove in two runs and Josh Donaldson snapped an 0-for-33 slump with an RBI single. Jessee Chavez (6-4) carried a shutout into the sixth.With the second-best record in the majors behind San Francisco, the A’s have won three of four and are off to their best start in nearly 25 years.Chavez blanked the Yankees until Derek Jeter doubled in the sixth and scored on Mark Teixeira’s two-out single. Oakland’s right-hander was stellar otherwise, allowing five hits over six innings with four strikeouts.Beltran homered off reliever Ryan Cook in the seventh. “I felt good, I felt rhythm at the plate,” Beltran said. “It was pretty positive the way I felt. Hopefully I can build from that.”Brett Gardner also homered for New York, hitting a two-run shot in the ninth. The Yankees put two more runners on base after that against struggling reliever Jim Johnson, and Luke Gregerson came on for the last out.Jeter played his last scheduled game at the Coliseum and received a lengthy ovation from the sold-out crowd that included several thousand fans decked out in Yankees jerseys.The retiring shortstop was given a bottle of Northern California wine during a pregame ceremony and received a financial donation from the A’s for his Turn 2 Foundation.The Coliseum is the site of one of Jeter’s most memorable plays, the backhanded flip to the plate that helped save the Yankees in the 2001 playoffs. Jeter hit a sacrifice fly with the bases loaded in the seventh before being replaced by Brendan Ryan in the bottom half of the inning.(MICHAEL WAGAMAN, Associated Press)TweetPinShare0 Shares
Following last weekend’s training camp in Parkes, Australian Men’s Open player, Peter Norman tells us about how the camp went, what the team got up to in Parkes and how the team is feeling in the lead up to the 2013 Trans Tasman Series. For those who don’t know me, my name’s Peter Norman and I’m from the Gold Coast and play for SQBD Sharks. I made my Open’s debut for the Australian Mixed Open side in Auckland at the 2010 Trans Tasman, then in 2011 I had to withdraw from the Mixed Open World Cup side due to Rugby League commitments with the Titans under 20’s. At the start of this year I was again chosen in the Mixed Open squad however I wasn’t selected in the final side to play against New Zealand in Mudgee. Even though at the time it felt like a massive kick in the guts, in hindsight this was exactly what I needed to take my game to the next level. After speaking with various coaches and getting feedback, I worked hard on fixing the flaws in my game in order to try and reach my goal of representing my country at the Men’s Open level. When I found out that I had made the final side I was so stoked and I owe Trady and Sfeirsy big time for putting their faith in my abilities come game time in February.Over the weekend our Men’s Open team and the Mixed side had a training camp in Parkes. On Friday I was the last to fly into Sydney, arriving at 7.00pm before hopping straight on the bus where everyone was already waiting. The six hour bus trip to Parkes flew past thanks to Phil Dunphy’s (Dan Withers) bus driving skills as well as Ziade’s pranks and Stowey’s stories keeping everyone entertained on the way out. We arrived at Parkes at 1.00am and everyone was ready to go straight to sleep after hearing Trady and Sfeirsy’s golf story for the 100th time. After breakfast on Saturday morning the boys headed out to the fields to conduct a coaching clinic for the Parkes juniors. It was a great turn up with teams from the under 12’s, 14’s, 16’s, and 18’s Boys and under 14’s and 16’s Firls. The coaching clinic seemed like a great success and all of the kids had an awesome time and hopefully took something home from it. Highlights from the coaching clinic included crowd favourite, Georgie (Jonathon Palau) getting swamped by all of the kids in Parkes enough to make Justin Beiber jealous, Ziade teaching his under 16’s Girls how to cheat in offside Touch because they were getting carved by the immaculately drilled under 14’s Girls coached by Stuey Brierty and myself. Another highlight was thinking we had lost Goody for a couple of hours until we realised he was actually coaching the under 12’s and wasn’t a part of the team. Captain Steve Roberts even made a late appearance once the UV rays had settled down to an appropriate level only to find that Ranga (Ben Moylan) had used up all five litres of the sunscreen. After running the kids through various drills and games we escaped the heat and had a lunch break in the shade with the Parkes Touch club providing the food and Matt Tope’s nose providing the shade. After lunch we got down to business and went back to the hotel to have a video session. Once we finished the video session everyone came out on the same page and knew what direction we wanted to go in so it was time to put it to practice. We headed back out to the fields to have a run against the Mixed team to work on what we had just talked about and also to put on a show for the kids to see what Touch is like at the elite level. The game was fast paced and ensured both teams came out of it with things to work on over the rest of the weekend. After the game finished we trained for another hour or so then headed back to the hotel for some much needed R&R.At 7.00pm we had a private dinner, which we were privileged to have the mayor of Parkes attend and speak at. On Sunday we were up bright and early (except master splinter aka Dyl Thompson who missed breakfast because it takes him two hours to brush his teeth). After another awesome breakfast put on by Ace and Beryl, we were off to the fields to work on our line attack and line defence. The boys put in a massive effort in the 5000 degree heat leaving nothing in the tank. After a solid training session Trady was happy with where the team is at so we pulled up stumps and headed back to the hotel for showers. As Dylan Thompson and myself are the only two debutants in the side on arrival back at the hotel we received our official welcome into the team, which was an experience in itself to say the least. After everybody was showered up and ready to go we grabbed a quick feed and began the drive back to Sydney.Overall the camp was a great success and a lot of fun was had by all involved. As a team the boys are as pumped as ever to keep the winning tradition continuing and we are by no means taking the New Zealand side lightly as we’re more than aware of their capabilities, especially on home turf. I’d also like to thank Wayne Grant and Cathy Gray as well as everyone at TFA for all their efforts in the elite program and in making this camp happen. On behalf of the Men’s Open side I would like to say a huge thanks to Ace from the Comfort Inn for putting up with us and always ensuring we had everything we needed. As well as a huge thanks to Al and his sideburns for helping organise and run the camp, we appreciate it mate!Related LinksCamp Diary – Pete Norman
OFF! Sevilla confident re-signing Arsenal target Banegaby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal could be about to miss out on a key transfer target.Reports in Spain and England had suggested the club wanted to sign Ever Banega to appease manager Unai Emery.The creative midfielder is seen as a key addition, especially with Aaron Ramsey on the way out of the club. Banega has played for Emery in the past.But Estadio Deportivo suggests that Sevilla are close to getting Banega to commit to a new contract.It would raise his release clause and commit the 30-year-old to the Spanish side for the next few years. TagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say
(Geoffrey Kelley, Quebec minister responsible for native affairs)Danielle Rochette APTN NewsGeoffrey Kelley, Quebec minister responsible for native affairs, thinks it’s time that the provincial government creates a new, bolstered ministry of Indigenous affairs.Currently, the Secretariat aux affaires autochtones (SAA) is the body responsible for overseeing the relationship between Indigenous people and the Quebec government.For 35 years, this entity has worked with Quebec First Nations and Inuit to facilitate access to programs and services.But, with the spotlight on the relationship between the Quebec government and Indigenous peoples, Kelley says the province needs to overhaul the SAA and pump more funding into a new Indigenous ministry.“The Quebec government is going to have to make sure that it has resources and the structures necessary to respond,” says Kelley, who’s not running for reelection Oct. 1.But Ghislain Picard, regional chief of the Assembly of First Nations for Quebec and Labrador, was surprised by the minister’s comments.“That suggestion that Quebec would be better served by a ministry of Indigenous affairs just does not hold water as long as I am concerned because it is very much paternalistic and it is like turning back the clock,” Picard says.He suggests a government-to-government model similar to Ontario’s ministry of Indigenous relations and reconciliation, which oversees the relationship between Ontario and Indigenous governments.“Our peoples have the capacity and are in the position to be speaking for themselves,” he says.
CALGARY – Analysts say the cold snap that continues to blanket many parts of North America is driving short-term natural gas prices higher but the trend is unlikely to significantly affect either Canadian consumer bills or producer profits.Cold weather typically increases demand for the home heating fuel, which draws down storage levels and pushes prices higher, but the affect is being blunted this year because North America is awash in gas from U.S. and Canadian shale wells.Gerry Goobie, a principal with Calgary-based consulting company Gas Processing Management Inc., says higher prices are generally passed through to consumers but the distribution companies that buy the gas have long-term contracts to mitigate price spikes and can draw from storage to handle higher demand.GMP FirstEnergy commodity analyst Martin King says U.S. prices have recently rallied to about $3 per million British thermal units, but points out similar cold weather events in previous years would likely have resulted in prices spiking into the US$4 or US$5 per mmBTU range.King says Western Canada gas production fell by as much as two billion cubic feet per day on some days in the last week of December due to supply interruptions caused by extreme cold weather that froze gas well production equipment.
ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT #MagneticMediaNews Related Items:#magneticmedianews Recommended for you Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppLondon, England, February 9, 2017 – The UK’s exit from the European Union will not hurt relations with the Overseas Territories and when negotiations ensue, the UK promises the territories’ interests will be remembered at the bargaining table.These are two main themes which have come out of a special convening of UK Overseas Territories in London early this week with the Foreign Minister, Baroness Anelay and Minister for Exiting the European Union, Robin Walker.The Governor’s Office reported that Territory leaders, welcomed the new forum which was explicitly designed to discuss the impact of Brexit on OTs. Premier, Hon Sharlene Robinson and Governor, His Excellency, Dr John Freeman represented Turks and Caicos as among 10 countries at the meeting.It was said by Rt Hon Anelay that, “I… am keen to build on this early positive engagement to ensure the deal the UK Government ultimately negotiates, works for all.” A White Paper along these lines has already gone to British Parliament. It was the first meeting of the new forum. The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo
Amitabh Bachchan and Vivek OberoiInstagram/Varinder ChawlaVivek Oberoi made headlines recently for his “insulting” tweet involving Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. But just some time before the controversial tweet, the actress’ father-in-law Amitabh Bachchan made an advisory tweet that goes perfectly for Vivek.Vivek tweeted out a meme that involved him, Salman Khan and Abhishek Bachchan with Aishwarya. The tweet did not go down well with majority of people, who trolled and lambasted the actor on social media.The concerned meme involved three pictures of Aishwarya – one with Salman, one with Vivek and the last one with Abhishek, referred to as “opinion polls”, “exit polls” and “results” respectively. This co-incidence came to notice of a lot of people, who were surprised to see the veteran actor making this tweet just some minutes before Vivek created the controversy. While some called it a mere co-incidence, some felt it to be Amitabh’s strong “sixth sense”.”Must say that AB’s tweets have prophetic tendencies. He had put out a tweet shortly before Sridevi’s death, and this tweet was put at 12:07 pm & at 1:23 pm Vivek Oberoi tweeted about Aishwarya Rai, Salman Khan & Abhishek Bachchan,” one person replied to Amitabh’s tweet. A lot of people agreed to it as well.It is to be mentioned, something similar had happened before Sridevi’s death. Just a few hours before the news of Sridevi’s death had broken, he had made a tweet that many felt was a premonition from the megastar.Just a few hours before Sridevi’s demise, Amitabh had made a tweet expressing a sense of unease. While Vivek eventually deleted his tweet and apologised for it as well, he might have refrained himself from making this tweet if he had seen Big B’s advice. Just some time before Vivek made the tweet, Amitabh tweeted advising people to be careful with their posts on social media.”Social media par soch samajh kar zikr karo, ae-dost, kahin saamajik aitabaar se gair munaasib na ho,” his tweet in Hindi read.
Fathima Babu and Kamal Haasan.PR HandoutFathima Babu is rumoured to be the first contestant to be out of Bigg Boss Tamil 3. She has got lesser votes than the other contestants, who were in the danger zone in Kamal Haasan-hosted show this week.Rumours are doing rounds that Fathima Babu has ended her journey in the Bigg Boss Tamil 3 show. Apart from her, Saravanan, Meera Mitun, Sakshi Agarwal, Cheran, Jangiri Madhumitha and Kavin were facing the elimination this week. Earlier Story:Looking at the comments on social media sites, all seven contestants have failed to secure viewers’ love and respect. Saravanan and Fathima had remained mute spectators over the fights and other issues inside the house, which had not impressed the fans. Whereas Cheran seems to be playing a safe game.Despite being a victim of bullying, Meera had not garnered viewers’ sympathy, while Madhumitha’s Tamil card which she used this week to win over an argument, was apparently not reaping much benefits.Going by the comments online, netizens desperately wanted Sakshi Aggarwal to be out of Kamal Haasan-hosted show and she was followed by Kavin. However, they might found themselves safe as their stay promises a lot of entertainment in the days to come, feel a section of the audience.Fathima Babu, Losliya Mariyanesan, Sakshi Agarwal, Jangiri Madhumitha, Kavin, Abhirami Venkatachalam, Saravanan, Vanitha Vijayakumar, Cheran, Sherin Shringar, Mohan Vaidya, Tharshan Thiyagarajah, Sandy, Mugen Rao and Reshma Pasupuleti are the 15 contestants who entered the show on an opening day. Meera Mitun joined them a day later in Bigg Boss Tamil house.
Ranbir Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Prabhas, Shraddha KapoorInstagramBaahubali star Prabhas and Shraddha Kapoor turned on the heat with their new Saaho poster wherein the two lead actors were seen posing in an intimate position. But before Prabhas and Shraddha, Ranbir Kapoor and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan had taken the internet by storm when they had posed in a similar way in their steamy photoshoot.In 2016, before the release of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, Ranbir and Aishwarya had become the talking point in the industry thanks to their steamy chemistry in the movie. The two hotties had grabbed all the attention with their hot photoshoot which soon became viral on social media.There’s no doubt that Ranbir and Aishwarya looked unimaginably hot together, Prabhas and Shraddha seem to be trying too hard to match up to their level by imitating them on Saaho poster.It may seem like the makers of Saaho could be trying to generate curiosity among the audience by adapting the promotional strategy of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, but the movie has surely worked out for them.While there’s no doubt that Prabhas and Shraddha are looking stunning in their intimate photograph, many would agree that the Saaho stars were not even close to beat the crackling chemistry of Ranbir and Aishwarya.Saaho is a high octane action thriller which is directed by Sujeeth and is set to hit the theatres on August 30. Starring Prabhas and Shraddha Kapoor in the lead, the movie is being shot in three languages, Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu, simultaneously. The movie also has an ensemble cast of Jackie Shroff, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Mandira Bedi, Chunky Panday, Mahesh Manjrekar, Arun Vijay, Murali Sharma, amongst others.
Council members Sharon Green-Middleton, William Welch, Tessa Hill-Aston, NAACP president and Councilman Nick Mosby. (Photos by Anderson Ward)More than 500 people gathered together for the Baltimore City NAACP Annual Freedom Fund Banquet, Nov. 7, at Martin’s West. The banquet is the largest fundraiser held by the organization each year.The evening kicked off with the President’s Reception for honorees, Baltimore NAACP Board Members, special guests and corporate sponsors.The Master of Ceremonies was Elder Anthony McCarthy, host of The Anthony McCarthy Show on public radio WEAA 88.9 FM.“Each year this event gets better and better and we really appreciate the support we get from our Executive Board, members and corporate sponsors,” said President Tessa Hill-Aston. “But this banquet is also about honoring the extraordinary work done by men and women on behalf of equality, justice and fairness,” she added.The 2014 Baltimore City NAACP honorees were Helen Dale, longtime community and women’s rights advocate; Marshall Klein, owner of ShopRite; Del. Jill Carter, District 41 of the Maryland General Assembly; Carlton Gordon, member of the Baltimore City NAACP Executive Board; Lance Lucas, Technology Business Leader and community advocate; and Patricia Frazier, longtime minority business advocate.Howard Henderson, CEO, GBUL; Michelle Brown and Rev. Jerome Stephens. (Photos by Anderson Ward)A special tribute was also paid to and 2014 Baltimore City NAACP Awards were given to several veteran leaders; past Maryland Department Commander Leroy E. Thornton; Command Sergeant Major (Ret.) Wilson J. Thornton Jr.; and Earl William Nesbitt, well-known and longtime veterans advocate was honored posthumously.A special message came from Vice President Adrian Muldrow calling those in attendance to action.Baltimore City State’s Attorney-elect Marilyn Mosby delivered a rousing key note speech that had everyone on their feet with her “I am a byproduct of the history and work of the NAACP.” She said, “We have accomplished much but there remains much to be done and we need to be members, supporters and partners with the Baltimore City NAACP.”President Hill-Aston said she couldn’t have been more pleased with the turn out and the whole banquet. “There was so much energy in the room and many people were congratulating us on securing the 2017 National NAACP Convention for Baltimore. We spend the bulk of the year working on very serious and important issues. It was good to relax, sit back and have a good time for a great cause,” she said.Among the dignitaries present were Rep. John Sarbanes, the Rev. Jerome Stephens with Sen. Ben Cardin’s Office and Michele Brown, representing Sen. Barbara Mikulski. In addition to honoree, Del. Carter, Del. Nathaniel Oaks also represented the Maryland legislature. Additional guests included Judge Sylvester Cox, Baltimore City Circuit Court and Lt. Col. Melvin Russell, Baltimore City Police Department and City Council members Sharon Middleton, Nick Mosby and William Welch.
November 18, 2005 Welcome to November 13. 2005 workshop participants. [top from left]: Guido Coen and Kathleen Woods [seminar week only], Brooke Scatchard, Ruben Warner, Mike Patterson, Murray Natkie and Jasper Barber. [front from left]: Maki Mitamura, Nathan Trachimowicz, Katie Boeh and Carmen Mills. [Photo & text: sa]
20Mar Rep. Allor to DOD: Clean up your mess Categories: Allor News State Rep. Sue Allor today sharply criticized the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) after recent reports that the DOD has been lobbying the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to adopt a more lenient standard for cleaning up PFAS in groundwater. For decades, the DOD used fire-fighting foam laden with PFAS for training exercises on Air Force bases, including the former Wurtsmith base.“We all have to take responsibility for our actions, whether we like it or not. It is underhanded and unfair to the citizens of this state for federal bureaucrats to try and dodge responsibility at the eleventh hour, and leave Michigan taxpayers with the bill,” Allor, of Wolverine, said. “This mess will take a long time to clean up, and the federal government must step up and do its part, not play political games with the health and safety of Michigan families.”The DOD’s push to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for a lower groundwater clean-up standard comes as the Department of Defense faces billions of dollars in cleanup costs tied to its use of PFAS-laden AFFF firefighting foam. If successful, media reports stated, the Pentagon’s move could get the Air Force off the hook for cleaning up sites.“The science around PFAS cleanup is rapidly advancing, but one thing remains the same—our standards are getting stronger, not weaker,” Allor said. “The Pentagon’s suggestion that the EPA adopt a cleanup standard of 380 parts per trillion— more than five times weaker than Michigan’s current standard – is ludicrous. We need to make sure we are pursuing science-backed standards that best protect Michigan families.”
UK media and telecoms regulator Ofcom plans to commandeer additional spectrum to cope with an expected spike in demand during the London Olympic Games this summer.Ofcom expects demand for wireless spectrum to double during the games, fuelled by the increasing use of wireless technology by broadcasters, walkie-talkie systems, talkback systems and timing and scoring systems.The regulator has built a dedicated spectrum assignment system to ensure that spectrum is used efficiently, with minimum interference. Ofcom will also deploy additional radio engineers, including engineers from other European countries, to identify and deal with interference problems.Ofcom’s plans to ensure that communications continue to function during the games include the unused parts of the broadcast spectrum – including frequencies formerly used for analogue broadcasting –under its control, as well as spectrum allocated for sale by auction for next-generation mobile services and unlicensed spectrum used for WiFi.The regulator also plans to borrow spectrum temporarily from government agencies including the Ministry of Defence, the Home Office, the Civil Aviation Authority and other bodies.Ofcom’s chief operating officer, Jill Ainscough, said: “The UK’s airwaves are already among the most intensively used in the world. The London 2012 Games will significantly increase demand. Ready and prepared for this challenge, Ofcom recognises that there is no room for complacency. We are working behind the scenes to make this capacity available, to ensure that this demand is met.”
The BBC plans to launch its first ‘companion screen’ app associated with its Antiques Roadshow show in September.Victoria Jaye, head of IPTV and TV online content at the BBC, revealed at the Connected TV World Summit yesterday that the first public launch of a companion screen service will be an app based around the popular BBC1 antiques and collectables show. The BBC will introduce an app for smartphone, tablet and desktop that allows viewers to guess the value of collectables brought by members of the public on the show. There will also be a red button version of the app available.The app, which will also feature background stores about the collectables featured on the show, will be introduced by Antiques Roadshow presenters. “We believe we’re building on a genuine audience need,” she said.Jaye said that over the next 18 months the BBC would focus on developing a handful of pilot versions of synchronous companion screen apps that would build on audience needs related to programmes as they are being watched, using its experience with red button services as a guide.The BBC has already piloted apps around its Frozen Planet and Secret Fortune series on BBC1.Secret Fortune, a quiz show, has been accompanied for some time by a playalong service accessible via the red button. Jaye said that the BBC wanted to develop a companion app taking people on their own journey through the format either playing alone or in a multiplayer format. “It’s all about togetherness,” she said, either with the family or with the audience at large. She said that an app where the audience selected answers on the iPad, similar to what was happening on the show, worked well.At the other end of the programming spectrum the BBC also developed an app for natural history programme Frozen Planet, based on information about the animals and giving viewers the opportunity to identify the app as a ‘favourite’, which enabled them to return and look up information after the show had aired. Jaye said this appealed to families with children. Audiences particularly like the ability to ‘favourite’ the content and come back to it. She said they also expressed a preference for ancillary content from the show’s makers rather than from a third party source like Wikipedia. “They wanted people to orientate them into the companion experience,” she said.Jaye said that the companion screen market was still at a very early stage. One of the main challenges was scale, she said. To enable apps to work, “we need to get numbers of people onto these platforms”, said Jaye.