American Legion Bulls bring home 16U trophy

first_imgElk Grove >> The Red Bluff American Legion Post 167 16U team won the All World Father’s Day Classic in Elk Grove, beating Drain Athletics of Stockton 8 to 4 in eight innings. After taking a 2-1 lead in the first inning the Bulls found themselves struggling to plate any more runs until the top of the seventh. Down 4-2, leadoff hitter Kurtis Gipson was hit by a pitch. Fabian Chavez reached base when the Athletic’s shortstop mishandled a sharp ground ball. With Gipson at second and Chavez at …last_img read more

Heart transplant recipient Matt Millen feeling well enough to go back to work

first_imgHappy Valley just got a little happier.According to saturdaytradition.com, Penn State has issued a news release announcing that Matt Millen, who received a heart transplant on Christmas Eve, on Saturday will broadcast the school’s spring football game.Millen played defensive line and linebacker from 1976-79 at Penn State and remains a Nittany Lion in good standing. He played 12 years in the NFL, winning Super Bowls with the Oakland Raiders, San Francisco 49ers and Washington. Following his …last_img read more

Celebrate Africa Day with Brand South Africa

first_imgThe world annually observes Africa Day on 25 May, acknowledging the solidarity among African countries. Africa Day was established in 1963, commemorating the formation of the African Union that acknowledges our rich African heritage in the fight against colonialism and apartheid.This significant day gives citizens the opportunity to recommit to government interventions to develop a unified vision and strengthened collaboration.Apart from 25 May, the entire month has been set out to observe the significance of our continent.Brand South Africa will be partnering in a number of activations commemorating Africa Day. The most significant will be the inauguration of South Africa’s 6th democratically-elected President, HE Cyril Ramaphosa. Approximately 32,000 people are expected to attend the Presidential Inauguration taking place at Loftus Versfeld Stadium in Pretoria on Saturday 25 May. Follow the conversation on social media – #SAInauguration19 or watch live on ENCA.You could also join us again this year at the Bassline Fest taking place 23 – 25 May 2019, under the theme 25 Years of Democracy. The three-day programme consists of a media tour around Johannesburg, visiting significant destinations, a series of dialogues and the penultimate Bassline Music Concert taking place on Saturday 25 May with artists from across the continent. To find out more, click here.In addition, the Thabo Mbeki Foundation will be hosting their annual Africa Day lecture at UNISA on Friday 24 May, with former President Thabo Mbeki expected to deliver the official lecture that will be broadcasted live on television.Pledge your patriotism by plugging into one of the many Africa Day celebrations taking place across the country.last_img read more

Google’s Star Trek Computer Now Available To iPhone & iPad Users

first_imgThe new version of Google’s Search app for iOS is available in the App Store, and it’s a good thing, too. This app now offers Google’s version of the Star Trek computer. Just speak a question in natural language, and Google will reply immediately with the answer.Google submitted this update to Apple in early August. It showed a demo on August 9 that blew my mind. The speed and accuracy of this app’s answers — which, of course, Android users are already used to — shows just how much Apple users are missing out due to Apple’s insistence on bypassing Google with Siri.But the app sat and sat without being released to the App Store — with no explanation from Apple. Google representatives answered questions about it with gritted teeth. The app made Siri look bad. Of course Apple would take its sweet time releasing it.But now it’s here. Google’s understanding of natural language and real-world concepts is available to users of Apple’s hardware as a fast, intelligent assistant. The free app is available for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. If you try it out, I bet Siri will get lonely. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Don’t believe me? Here’s the video of Google’s demo of the app from back in August: A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… jon mitchell Related Posts Tags:#Google last_img read more

10 months agoArsenal in contact with Man Utd midfielder Andreas Pereira

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Arsenal in contact with Man Utd midfielder Andreas Pereiraby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal are in contact with Manchester United midfielder Andreas Pereira.UOL reports Pereira is considering an offer to join Arsenal.The young midfielder is a target for Unai Emery and could move in the January window. Pereira is off contract in June.The Gunners’ transfer supremo Sven Mislintat sees Pereira as an ideal addition.The fee is likely to be an initial £10m but may rise to double that with performance-related add-ons. last_img read more

a month agoCeltic boss Lennon opens door to Spurs outcast Wanyama

first_imgCeltic boss Lennon opens door to Spurs outcast Wanyamaby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveCeltic boss Neil Lennon has opened the door to signing Victor Wanyama in January.The Tottenham midfielder was linked with Celtic over the summer and Lennon remains keen.”There was interest, but it never really got going,” said the Hoops manager.”Could we take a look at it in January? We will wait and see…”Wanyama, 28, was also interesting Club Brugge over the summer. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

IDC Demands Release of Arrested Benin Dockworkers

first_imgzoom The International Dockworkers Council (IDC) has called for the unconditional freeing of the twenty sacked, fined and arrested dockworkers at the Port of Cotonou (PAC), Benin before and on May 11.On Friday, May 5, SYNFOMAP-BENIN, a movement of dissatisfaction paralyzed all activities at the Autonomous Port of Cotonou from 3 pm to midnight, as informed by IDC.The protest came following a conflict between the port workers and their employer the Beninese Port Handling Corporation (SOBEMAP).“The conflict resulted from the observations alluding to the workers´ refusal to comply with the recommendations put forth by SOBEMAP to improve the living and working conditions of dockworkers, and in the Synthesis Report of the Working Committee (SOBEMAP-UNIONS Dockers), decided by the Minister who had visited Ports in Côte d’Ivoire and Senegal in December 2016 to draw inspiration from the working conditions and management of the dockers of these countries,” IDC said.As explained by the union, the port workers are faced with the lack of regulation of their trade, precarious jobs with a derisory income level of Euro 3.50 per work week, and a high mortality rate: 70 fatalities were reported in the first quarter of 2017.The International Dockworkers Council described the workers’ demands as legitimate, voicing their unwavering support, and demanding that the imprisoned workers are released unconditionally and that SOBEMAP reinstates dockers licensed in their rights.“We call for the opening of a constructive dialogue between the port authorities, the employer SOBEMAP and SYNFOMAP,” the union said.“At the international level, IDC remains attentive to the developments of this case. The solution to the conflict necessarily involves social dialogue.”According to the Maritime Union of Australia Sydney Branch, that addressed the Embassy of the Republic of Benin on behalf of IDC, the arrests by the local authorities are also believed to be connected to the participation of workers in an IDC meeting.“All efforts by the IDC to reach out to the local authorities on behalf of these 20 dockworkers have been ignored. For this reason we ask you to contact the Government of Benin to demand intervention on behalf of these 20 workers,” the MUA branch said in a letter.Should the government fail to react, the union said it would organize industrial action in all ports in Benin.“We hope you will take efforts to make sure this extreme situation is avoided, and help us seek a good situation for all,” the letter further reads.last_img read more

Toronto stock market pushes higher despite energy weakness on drop in oil

first_imgTORONTO — Canada’s main stock index was up in late-morning trading as gains in the financial, industrial and materials sectors outweighed losses in the energy sector as the price of oil fell.The S&P/TSX composite index was up 79.85 points at 15,236.25.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 107.95 points at 25,495.13. The S&P 500 index was up 26.34 points at 2,752.56, while the Nasdaq composite was up 109.98 points at 7,310.85.The Canadian dollar traded for 75.56 cents US.The December crude contract was down US$2.57 at US$57.36 per barrel and the December natural gas contract was up 21.2 cents at US$4 per mmBTU.The December gold contract was up 40 cents at US$1,203.90 an ounce and the December copper contract was up 2.05 cents at US$2.70 a pound. The Canadian Presslast_img read more

If I can get share of both pies, why not: Akshay

first_imgMumbai: Actor Akshay Kumar is on a roll, and when is he ever not? After signing up for a web series, the superstar is now getting ready for his next release Kesari. Excerpts from the interview: Q. There is so much happening in your career. Your leap into the digital domain has created a nationwide stir. What made you take this plunge? Honestly, my son Aarav was one of the main driving factors for me to think in this direction and move into the digital space. It’s where the youth is hooked onto and it is here that I wish to create something extraordinary and connect with them. It’s going to be high octane action is all I can reveal as of now. Also Read – Hilarie Burton, Jeffery Dean Morgan tie the knot Q. Do you think the future of the movie-going experience lies in the digital space? Or do you believe, as I do, that the magic of the movie theatre can’t be eradicated? I’m of mixed opinion here. The actor in me would want and love to believe the magic of the movie theatres never fades away but having said that I’m also aware that a lot of content consumption is being done in the digital space and that is something that cannot be ignored. And if I can get a share of both the pies, then why not? Also Read – ‘Vaastav’ gave me the real sense of being an actor: Sanjay Dutt on film’s 20-year anniversaryQ. You had three major successes in 2018. Kesari is your first release for 2019, and it’s looking like a blockbuster. What are your expectations regarding Kesari? Kesari is an extremely special film for me, my first war drama. I am very emotional about it. The answer on why I picked this film is in your question itself. I was amazed that such a brilliant and brave story has such little recognition and it’s a story I’m really proud and excited about to share with the audiences. Q. In Mission Mangal, you play a real-life astronaut. And there are several interesting female actors sharing the limelight with you. Would it be correct to say this is your first film in recent times where the women have important roles to play? I would like to correct you here. In Mission Mangal, I do not play an astronaut but a scientist and yes, I worked with an interesting mix of female co-actors in it. Well, it’s actually very subjective and never been a conscious decision. I pick films which excite me. For instance, I was also a part of Naam Shabana, where I most certainly wasn’t the central character and my female co-actor Taapsee Pannu had a much more important role to play. So that’s how it is.last_img read more

Scooter Gennett Is Somehow Not The Most Random Player To Hit Four

2012Josh HamiltonRangersCF3151.246135+132.0 CAREER STATS THROUGH SEASON By practically all measures, Whiten, the former St. Louis Cardinal, had the most unimpressive track record of any player at the time of his four-homer game. But Gennett isn’t too far off — he has the second-fewest batting runs above average, the second-lowest isolated power and second-worst wRC+. By contrast, most of the four-HR club’s members were either superstars squarely in their primes (Gehrig, Mays), up-and-comers who already had great rate stats (Mike Schmidt, Rocky Colavito) or at least solid veterans (Carlos Delgado, Chuck Klein).Gennett is the baseball equivalent of Devin Booker scoring 70 points in an NBA game, or Nick Foles tossing seven touchdown passes in the NFL. Part of why we watch sports is that in any given game there’s the chance that a mediocre middle infielder might explode for one of the best offensive performances ever.And in a 2017 season that’s tracking for the most home runs ever, perhaps more of these types of games are to come. 2017Scooter GennettReds2B1759.15099-1.5 1993Mark WhitenCardinalsRF1756.13996-8.9 1961Willie MaysGiantsCF5957.269155+407.9 1976Mike SchmidtPhillies3B2548.248139+113.5 2002Shawn GreenDodgersRF4866.236124+154.3 1986Bob HornerBraves1B3966.229128+123.9 Includes career stats through the end of the season (or, for 2017, through June 6) in which the player hit 4 home runs in a game.Source: FanGraphs 1954Joe AdcockBraves1B2426.166106+18.2 1936Chuck KleinPhilliesOF5333.252147+328.4 2002Mike CameronMarinersCF3497.185105+20.6 1948Pat SeereyWhite SoxOF2087.188108+20.4 Before this week, Ryan “Scooter” Gennett was best known for being the first MLB player nicknamed after a “Muppet Babies” character. But that all changed Tuesday night, when the Cincinnati second baseman became just the 17th player in MLB history (and the 15th of the modern era) to crush four home runs in a game. If you were to draw up a list of players most likely to hit four homers last night, Gennett would have been near the bottom — probably somewhere between Cameron Rupp and Cory Spangenberg.Before his huge game, Gennett’s career was pretty nondescript. The second baseman had 38 career home runs to his name, and his lifetime weighted runs created plus (wRC+ estimates how many runs a player generates per plate appearance compared with the league average) is still just 99, slightly below league average.1wRC+ is scaled so that 100 is average each season. There was little to suggest he was about to become the first player in MLB history to record 5 hits, 4 HR and 10 RBI in a game, according to ESPN Stats & Information Group.Remarkably, Scooter is not the first lightweight to slug four homers in a game. Although the four-homer club contains such all-time greats as Willie Mays and Lou Gehrig, it also includes the likes of Mark Whiten and Pat Seerey. So where does Scooter rank among the club’s most unexpected members? Here are some pertinent career stats for each player through the end of the season that contained their big game: Scooter joins (mostly) elite company 1959Rocky ColavitoIndiansRF2175.262143+111.1 2003Carlos DelgadoBlue Jays1B5467.275140+283.7 1950Gil HodgesDodgers1B1944.172106+15.7 1932Lou GehrigYankees1B5470.297176+568.4 YEARPLAYERTEAMPOSPAISOWRC+BATTING RUNS read more