Category: iaznvtglf

MLB to borrow again from minor leagues with change to doubleheaders

first_imgShortened doubleheaders are a response to baseball’s growing scheduling challenges. Series this week in Miami, Philadelphia, New York and Baltimore were postponed for safety reasons after half the Marlins’ traveling party tested positive for COVID-19 following a weekend trip to Philly. One of the postponed series involves the Blue Jays, whose home park this season will be in Buffalo, N.Y., the home of their Triple-A affiliate, after they were denied permission by the Canadian government to play in Toronto.MLB will be looking to make up all of its postponements this season within a tight scheduling window (teams are scheduled to play 60 games in 66 days), which means doubleheaders will be necessary. Baseball also desires to keep players’ time in stadiums at a minimum: The Chicago-Cleveland twinbill took 6 hours, 48 minutes to complete; it began at 3:41 p.m. ET and ended at 10:29 p.m. with the conclusion of Game 2. That doesn’t include the time the teams spent at Progressive Field preparing for game.Teams and players agreed before Opening Day to two other rule tweaks that have their roots in the minors. Games that are called before they’re official will be resumed at the point of postponement rather than be made up from the beginning, and extra innings will begin with a runner on second base and no one out. MLB has one of its teams playing in a minor league park because of COVID-19. It adopted a pair of minor league rules before the season to aid in scheduling and speed up games amid the coronavirus pandemic. Now something else is being pulled from the bush leagues to get baseball through the next two months.Beginning Saturday, MLB doubleheaders this season will consist of two seven-inning games instead of two nine-inning games, ESPN’s Jeff Passan reported Thursday. Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reported MLB is expected to announce the change Friday. MORE: How coronavirus impacts Marlins’ seasonPassan reported that the MLB Players Association initiated the revision, with executive director Tony Clark suggesting it to MLB deputy commissioner Dan Halem as the first doubleheader of the season — a makeup twinbill between the White Sox and Cleveland — was being played Tuesday. Players and teams were then surveyed about the possibility.last_img read more

Mason City man facing weapons charges files guilty plea

first_imgMASON CITY — A Mason City man arrested last month on weapons charges after allegedly wielding a large knife out in public is now pleading guilty.23-year-old Anthony Klimke was charged with interference with official acts while in possession of a dangerous weapon after an incident on the evening of December 12th. Klimke ran from police with an eight-and-three-quarters inch silver knife in his hand after they were called to the 700 block of North Federal.Police say they later found Klimke in the 700 block of North Washington on some playground equipment, waving the knife around and not listening to commands from the officers.Klimke originally pleaded not guilty to the charges on January 4th and his trial was scheduled to start on February 19th, but online court records indicate that he’s now pleaded guilty to the simple misdemeanor of interference with official acts as well as assault by displaying a dangerous weapon.No sentencing date has been set.last_img read more

WATCH: Heart Wrenching Video of Child Threatening to Kill Himself over Bullying

first_imgEric Trump and Megyn Kelly also sent messages of support. People around the world have already donated more than 140-thousand dollars so Quaden can go to Disneyland. A nine-year-old Australian boy’s pleas to give him a knife so he can kill himself due to cruel bullying is going viral. Bayles was born with a condition that causes dwarfism and was filmed by his mother crying and saying he wanted a knife so he could kill himself. Fellow Australian Hugh Jackman offered his friendship, sending Quaden a personal video telling the boy he’s stronger than he knows and that bullying is not OK. last_img

The Government of Italy proposes to close all stadiums for a month

first_imgThe scientific committee wanted by Prime Minister Conte will disseminate the advice to citizens in the next few hours, applicable to the whole territory and not only to the red zones, the sources of contagion: it is requested to keep a distance of two meters, avoid hugs, stay at home for people over 65 and for those who suffer from fever, and also cancel for a month “any type of demonstration, also sporting, that does not allow maintaining distances”.Most likely, according to ‘La Gazzetta dello Sport’, is that This measure leads to play all the matches of the football championship behind closed doors until April, in all fields of the country. With Juventus-Milan postponed and the debate on the new date of the six games postponed last day put on the table, Government recommendations on the coronavirus emergency could close the entire Bel Paese sport to the public for a month.last_img read more

Jaguars sink Canada for 5th straight win

first_imgRegional Super50 Tournament…– Windies B trounce VolcanoesRaymon Reifer hit his second straight half-century to fortify the Guyana Jaguars’ hold on the top spot with a four-wicket victory over Canada at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy on Monday.Reifer hit five fours and one six in an unbeaten 61 from 73 balls to collect his third half-century of the Tournament, as the Jaguars successfully chased 206 for victory to log their fifth straight win.Reifer shared a 79-run partnership for the fifth wicket with wicketkeeper/batsman Anthony Bramble to get the Jags back on course, after they stumbled to 96 for four in the 20th over.After Bramble, whose 44 came off 40 balls, and Ricardo Adams were dismissed in the space of seven balls, Reifer found Romario Shepherd a steady ally and they ushered the Jaguars to victory with 65 balls remaining.Off-spinner Nikhil Dutta bagged 3-41 from 10 overs for the Canadians.Nitish Kumar led Canada’s batting with 51 off 72 balls and there were a handful of other batsmen who got starts without carrying on, as the North American side reached 205 for seven off their allocation of 50 overs.The most stable period of play for Canada came when Dutta and his captain, David Jacobs added 62 for the seventh wicket.Jacobs was not out on 34, Ravindu Gunasekera made 34, Dutta got 29 and Navneet Dhaliwal added 20.Veerasammy Permaul took 2-26 from 10 overs to lead the Jags’ bowling.Guyana’s Imlach stars for Windies B against VolcanoesFormer West Indies Under-19 wicketkeeper/batsman Tevin Imlach scored an undefeated half century playing for the West Indies B team in this year’s Regional Super50.Playing at historic Queen’s Park Oval, the defending champions, Windward Islands Volcanoes batting first managed only 227-9 in their 50 overs. The Volcanoes had a horrific start with the score on 40-5 in the 12th over. However, former West Indies Under-19 Captain Emmanuel Stewart, Ryan John and all-rounder Kaveem Hodge offered resistance with scores of 56, 44, and 78 respectively.Speedsters Alzarri Joseph and Chemar Holder bowled brilliantly for the West Indies B team, who were confident in chasing down the modest total set by the defending champs. The duo grabbed 3-54 from 10 overs and 2-37 from 8 overs respectively.Chasing 228 for victory, the West Indies B team lost young opening batsmen Keagan Simmons and Kimani Melius for ducks in the first over of the chase without a run being scored. Windies B continued to stumble as they were reduced to 70-5 in the 24th over as the target seemed distant. With only five wickets in the shed, Odean Smith, who is more known for his aggressive fast bowling, arrived at the batting crease with Imlach as the duo shared 80 runs in a sixth-wicket partnership. Smith batted with intent as he led the fightback, scoring a belligerent 64. Imlach continued to anchor the Windies B innings and was once again in the thick of things as he was involved in an unbroken eight-wicket partnership with Jeavor Royal. Imlach and Royal put on 63 runs together to take their team to victory with 19 balls remaining in the innings. Dependable Imlach was not out on 57 from 110 deliveries with Royal being the other not out batsman on 44 from 38 balls. Left-arm spinner Larry Edwards continued his tremendous bowling form picking up 4-47 in his allotted 10 overs and Kaveem Hodge, another left-arm spinner, bowled economically finishing with figures of 2-15 in 10 overs.The Windies B team have managed their second win in this Regional Super50 while defending champions Windwards have continued their losing ways with their third successive defeat. (Brandon Corlette)last_img read more

Support is being provided for people with dementia and their caregivers by the B.C. Government

first_imgVANCOUVER, B.C. – The government is providing $2.7 in funding towards the First Link initiative for people living in British Columbia with dementia and their caregivers will; continue to receive help.“Receiving a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia can feel overwhelming and isolating for patients and families,” said Adrian Dix, Minister of Health. “This funding for the First Link program will help make sure people are supported to learn about the disease, how to cope with the changes and plan for the future.”First Link, administered by the Alzheimer Society of B.C., provides support to people with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia throughout the progression of the disease. There are more than 18,000 people connected to First Link.- Advertisement -Parliamentary Secretary for Seniors, Dix and Anne Kang, made the announcement ahead of joining the Investors Group Walk for Alzheimer’s in Vancouver, to show support for British Columbians facing dementia.“The support of a community can go a long way in helping people with dementia and their families,” Kang said. “First Link is an important resource for connecting them to support groups and fitness and social programs, and helping ensure that they are acknowledged, supported and included.”The Alzheimer Society of B.C. runs several programs to support and educate people living with dementia and their families. These include First Link and Minds in Motion, a fitness and social program open to people in the early stages of dementia and their care partners, where they can participate in light exercise, fun activities and social time.Advertisement “The Alzheimer Society of B.C. is grateful for the B.C. Ministry of Health’s commitment to British Columbians living with dementia,” said Maria Howard, chief executive officer of the Alzheimer Society of B.C. “This funding for First Link dementia support is vital for ensuring that people affected by the disease have access to programs and services that will help them build the confidence and skills to live as well as possible.”According to the government. supporting First Link is part of the commitment to strengthen the supports and services available to seniors. Government is investing $1.048 billion by 2021 to improve care for seniors, including investments in primary care, home health, residential care and assisted living. This will include $75 million over the next three years to expand respite care adult day programs and $240 million by 2021 to increase direct care hours for seniors to an average of 3.36 hours per patient per day.The government shares, more educational spaces for health-care assistants are being created in 11 post-secondary institutions across B.C. Through the Health Sector Statutes Repeal Act, continuity of care for seniors will improve with improved job security and stability for health care staff.To read more about First Link; CLICK HEREAdvertisement To read more about Alzheimer’s disease; CLICK HERElast_img read more

When Man United pick these players in the PL they are more likely to win

first_img 3 3 Man United’s pursuit for a top four spot was rocked last weekend as the Red Devils fell to Southampton 1-0.Up next for Louis van Gaal’s side is relegation strugglers QPR, a match United must win if they are to get back on track.But who should Van Gaal select? Well, we’ve got the answer, by revealing the three United players with the best win percentages.Click the arrows to see who feature.*All stats correct up to 14 January 2015SEE THE MAN UNITED PLAYERS WITH THE HIGHEST LOSS PERCENTAGES THIS SEASON HERE 3 3. Marcos Rojo has the third highest win rate percentage (60 per-cent) of Man United players to have made at least 10 appearances so far* this season – Click the arrow above to see which players have an even better record – The Argentine international has looked a little hot-headed at times this season, but more often than not it has been rewarded, with Rojo emerging on the winning side in 60 per-cent of his league appearances for United so far this season. 2. Antonio Valencia boasts a Premier League win rate of 62.5 per-cent so far this season – Click the arrow to see which Man United player has the BEST win rate… – The Ecuadorian star has been one of the few consistent performers for Man United this season, so it’s no wonder that he has caught the eye of manager Louis van Gaal. 1. Darren Fletcher – 63.6 per-cent win rate with Man United in the Premier League so far this season – The Man United veteran has endured two horrific years, but it finally looks as though he is getting his career back on track. A calming influence in midfield, it is easy to see why Louis van Gaal has turned to him on a number of occasions this season.last_img read more

Gor, AFC threaten to pull out of CAF competitions

first_imgGor Mahia chairman Ambrose Rachier. PHOTO/Raymond Makhaya.Gor Mahia chairman Ambrose Rachier, said they would hold a crisis meeting later Tuesday where they would write to continental body, CAF, stating their withdrawal from the 2018 African Champions League.“A one-way air ticket is costing Sh3.5m, accommodation, Sh3m and we will need Sh10m for one match, to and from and we cannot sustain that budget,” Rachier said after the announcement of withdrawal.“Our gate collections are not enough to cater for that expense and also pay players and technical bench, we are in dilemma. This is tantamount to killing football in the country. No Kenyan club is going to successfully stay in the 2018 KPL,” Rachier lamented.AFC Leopards chairman Dan Mule (left) in a past KPL match.Photo/FILEHis Leopards counterpart, Dan Mule, also said his team who won the 2017 GOtv Shield will follow suit and pull out from the 2018 CAF Confederations Cup.“We have no sponsors right now. We are going to withdraw from CAF assignments. We are urging other like-minded corporates to emulate SportPesa and support community clubs in Kenya. I don’t know how we will pay the 10 international players we have signed ahead of the season,” Mule told.Besides Gor and Leopards, other organisations staring at a bleak future include Football Kenya Federation, Kenya Rugby Union (KRU) and the Boxing Association of Kenya are the federations affected by the move to terminate their biggest source of funding.SportPesa was also catering for the bulk of the pay for newly hired national football team head coach, Belgian Paul Put and Technical Director, Andreas Spiers from Germany.KRU boss Richard Omwela showing letter from SportPesa.PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaThe Kenyan Premier League (football), National Boxing League as well as the annual Super 8 grassroots football tournament are the domestic competitions that will be affected by the move.“The cancellation of this contract forces us to completely re-examine our structures and we immediately call upon the government to step into the breach and provide the necessary support as guided by the Sports Act,” KRU said in a statement.“Our 2018 calendar includes the Rugby Africa Championships for our U20s in April, Lionesses participation at the HSBC Women’s Sevens World Series qualifiers in Hong Kong and as well as the Commonwealth Games, and the Women’s Africa  Cup 7s in September,” KRU added.Second division side; Nakuru AllStars FC and Kenya Harlequins (Rugby) are the other teams lost their main sponsors on Tuesday.World Boxing Council women’s Super-bantamweight champion, Fatuma Zarika, local rally driver, Leonardo Varese and a number of grassroot tournaments are others affected by the drastic move.“This tax is on revenue before we pay the other tax, SportPesa we are here to stay and we will try to be efficient and unfortunately, we have to drop sponsorships,” Karauri emphasised.Karauri who is also the Association of Gaming Operators in Kenya, called on President Uhuru Kenyatta to initiate dialogue to resolve the standoff pledging SportPesa would make a swift return to sports if an amicable solution is found.“No one has called me to come and talk, request the President to sit down with me as the chairman of the AGOK so that we come to a solution.  I remain optimistic but our attempts at dialogue have not been fruitful.“We will appeal the case since it was grounded on equity and fairness in taxation. You can only be optimistic for so long, we cannot shoulder the burden and keep our employees and business running. We will be very limited in what we can do,” the CEO noted.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000AFC Leopards chairman Dan Mule (left), SportPesa CEO Ronald Karuri (center) and Gor Mahia chairman Ambrose Rachier during the meeting when the title sponsor reinstated the partenership.PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 2 – Following the cancellation of all local sports sponsorship by betting firm SportPesa, Kenya’s representatives at the 2018 CAF assignments, Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards have hinted they will withdraw from the competition due to financial constraints.On Tuesday, the betting firm dropped the bombshell after losing a case last week in the country’s High Court challenging the implementation of a 35 percent Government tax on revenue that came in force on Monday.last_img read more


first_img***Seniors/Reserves: Div 2 League***B’iad foirne Baile na nGalloglach na cuairteoirí go Páirc Naomh Fionán Dé Sathairn seo chaite. Bhain an fhoireann tacaíochta Cloich Cheann Fhaola 1-17|2-06, ach bhí droch lá ag an foireann sinsir agus chaill siad 0-10|2-09. Tosaítear an Chraobh ar an Satharn seo, 14ú Bealtaine. Tá Cloich Cheann Fhaola sa bhaile in éadan Aodh Ruadh ar 6:00 agus 7:30. Guímid gach rath ar ár sinsir agus ar ár fhoireann tacaíochta. Our reserves & Seniors played Milford at home on Saturday evening last. Under the miserable playing conditions our reserves came out with a 1-17|2-06 win, while a depleted Senior team lost with a final score of 0-10|2-09. Our teams turn their focus to Championship this weekend when they welcome Aodh Ruadh on Saturday evening, May 14th, reserves 6:00 and seniors 7:30 pm. We would like to see a large crowd down to support the teams in their first championship game of the season! Best of luck to the teams and management. ***Lá na gClubanna**** Many thanks to those of you who came out to celebrate Lá na gClubanna with us on Sunday past! Special thanks to all those who helped in organising the day, to our club President Fr Sean for officiating our mass at the pitch and to Fr Quinn for concelebrating the mass; thanks to all those who helped during the mass, Martin Terry for organising the sound system, to Mary McClafferty for organising the tea/refreshments, and to our U-10/U-12 teams for putting on a great display on the pitch that afternoon! Thanks to Kevin Scanlon & Denis Doohan for organising the quiz night! A great afternoon was had by all!***Club Lotto***The 1st draw was held Wednesday, May 4th at the bingo in Ostan Loch Altan. The numbers drawn were 2,5,8,13,14,15. There was no Jackpot winner! As the jackpot didn’t go we had 2 match 5 winners : Frank McDaid (who picked up a ticket on his way into the bingo!!) and Patrick McClafferty. They share the €100 match 5 prize -each getting €50! Congratulations to you both!!  Next draw takes place Wednesday, May 11th. ***Minors***Well done to our minors who beat Malin last week 4-14 to 0-9 pts in the Northern Board Div 2 League Final! We wish them all the best in the county semi-final! ***U-12’s***Great start to our under 12’s last Wednesday night (May 4th) ; they played a great game against St Eunans: final score CCF 8.12 St Eunans 5.06! Well done boys! ***100 Club Winners – April*** Congratulations to the following winners:€500 Brian Dolan€100 each to Mary B McGee, Hailey Doohan, Pat & Neil Kelly, Danny & Caolán McNulty and Owen & Kathleen Coyle.GAA NEWS: CLOUGHANEELY MINORS EARN FANTASTIC WIN OVER MALIN was last modified: May 10th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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)Tags:CloughaneelyGAASportlast_img read more


first_imgA nine year-old Donegal schoolboy has been chosen to make his own DANCE VIDEO for hit RTE show ‘POP UP POPSTAR’.Patrick Gill is frim Buncrana and attends the renowned Elite Dance Academy in the town. Patrick A.K.A ‘Paddy Popper’ was selected along with NINE others to star in their own videos following thousands of entries into the show. The talented young dancer will make his very own dance video on RTE’s POP UP POPSTAR which is a new TV show coming this September.The dancers were choreographed by the world famous dancer AJ O’Neil.Last Tuesday ‘Paddy Popper’ travelled to Dublin with his very Suportive Mum and Dad Jeanette and Denver. Paddy filmed ALL day and absolutely loved the experience of shooting his own video.Patrick is an amazing talented dancer who specialises in ‘Popping’ hence why he got the name PADDY POPPER. He has many skills beyond his years from Hiphop to Breakdancing to Flips he has it all!He currently holds the Under 12 Popping Championship title and this October he has his hopes set on the All Ireland title.His dance teacher Clare Mc Carron and all his fellow dance friends at Elite Dance Academy are so proud of him and can’t wait to see him on TV this September!#paddypopper DONEGAL DANCE SENSATION CHOSEN BY RTE SHOW TO MAKE HIS OWN VIDEO was last modified: June 17th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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)Tags:EntertainmentFeaturesnewslast_img read more