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Atalanta Has Italian Cup and Champions League to Play For

first_imgMILAN — For one club, winning the Italian Cup would salvage a disappointing season. For the other, it’s not even the top priority.Fourth-place Atalanta plays Lazio in the Italian Cup final on Wednesday at Stadio Olimpico, giving the competition a new champion after four years of Juventus domination.Atalanta has won the competition only once, back in 1963, and has only reached the final on two other occasions — in 1987 and 1996. However, the team from the small northern city of Bergamo has other ambitions, like qualifying for the Champions League for the first time in its history.“Personally I want both to qualify for the Champions League and the cup,” Atalanta defender Gianluca Mancini said. “I can’t and I won’t choose.”Atalanta has played in the Europa League for the past two years, but this season they lost in the playoff round on penalties. The club’s only other appearances in European competitions came in the UEFA Cup (1989-90 and 1990-91) and the Cup Winners’ Cup (1963-64 and 1987-88).For coach Gian Piero Gasperini, the choice between winning the Italian Cup and qualifying for Europe’s premier club competition is a no-brainer.“I’ve said it before, I would choose a place in the Champions League,” Gasperini said. “Trophies aren’t just cups in a display case, for Atalanta playing for that cup (the Champions League) would be really important.“So I’ve always said Champions League, but lifting a trophy is not something that happens every day.”Atalanta’s head coach Gian Piero Gasperini, left, gives directions to Marten de Roon, right, during a Serie A soccer between Atalanta and Genoa at the Mapei Stadium in Reggio Emilia, Italy, Saturday, May 11, 2019. (Paolo Magni/ANSA via AP)Atalanta beat Juventus 3-0 in the quarterfinals, ending the defending champion’s hopes of a fifth straight league and cup double. It then beat Fiorentina 6-4 on aggregate in the semifinals.The first match against Fiorentina kicked off an ongoing 11-match unbeaten streak, which has lifted Atalanta up to fourth place in Serie A and the final Champions League qualifying berth.Atalanta has a three-point advantage over AC Milan and Roma with two matches remaining.Lazio is seven points behind and its Champions League hopes ended two weeks ago with a loss to Atalanta — its second of the season.Lazio has won the Italian Cup six times. Five of those victories have come in the past 21 years, making it the most successful club in the competition over that time.The Rome club has also lost in three finals, including twice to Juventus in the previous four editions.Lazio coach Simone Inzaghi was in charge for the 2017 loss. Both he and Gasperini have never won the Italian Cup as a coach, although Inzaghi won it as a player with Lazio three times.“We fear Lazio, which has a lot of quality and so much choice up front,” Mancini said. “But I think Lazio also fears us, so the final will be a 50-50 match.”By: Daniella Matar, Associated PressTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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TI introduces educational robot TI-Innovator Rover

first_img Continue Reading Previous Analog Devices: 35V hot swappable supercapacitor backup power controllerNext Advantech opens expanded European Service Center in Eindhoven Texas Instruments announced in Europe the TI-Innovator Rover, the company’s first robotics solution for middle and high school students that makes learning STEM subjects a moving experience. Students can write programs on their TI graphing calculators that get Rover’s wheels turning and their minds learning in a fun, interactive and hands-on way.Rover connects to the TI-Innovator Hub and either a TI-84 Plus CE-T or TI-Nspire CX graphing calculator that many students already have and drives interest and curiosity in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects. Students without any exposure to coding or robotics can get started by writing a basic program to make Rover do things like draw, dance or even crash.Students can team up to use Rover and are encouraged to work collaboratively to explore different STEM concepts. They can program Rover to put math and science in motion, adding a physical dimension to verbal, symbolic and graphic representations. Rover also provides an accessible on-ramp to more advanced coding, STEM and robotics projects.Rover was built specifically for use in the classroom and includes a rechargeable battery, color sensor, distance sensor, LED display, gyroscope and marker holder to trace on paper. This calculator-controlled robotic car will be available for purchase in Europe in Spring.TI further strengthened its education offerings today with the announcement of its newest educational solution for the university classroom, the TI Robotics System Learning Kit (TI-RSLK). The TI-RSLK is a low-cost robotics kit and classroom curriculum, which provides university students a deeper understanding of how electronic system designs work.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components last_img read more

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Plaxico Burress Took A Twitter Jab At Jim Harbaugh, Michigan

first_imgPlaxico Burress close up.plaxico burress upset michigan state nebraska gameSince taking over at Michigan, Jim Harbaugh has certainly gone above and beyond in terms of recruiting. Whether it’s sleepovers, climbing trees, going to class with recruits or moving spring practice to Florida for a week, Harbaugh is committed to selling his vision in any way possible.The future is Harbaugh’s biggest selling point, as the Wolverines haven’t been elite lately. In recent years, Michigan has been on the short end of the stick against arch-rivals Michigan State and Ohio State. They’ve lost 11 of 12 to the Buckeyes and seven of eight to Sparty. Taking all this into account, former Michigan State star Plaxico Burress dropped a quick jab at Harbaugh and his recruiting tactics on Twitter this morning. According to Burress, while Harbaugh has to peddle his program, the Spartans simply have to point to the results. Looks like J Harbaugh is pulling out all stops to get kids to Michigan. We @MSU_Football just believe in the product. Don’t have to sell us— Plaxico Burress (@plaxicoburress) March 1, 2016Plax has a point because Michigan State has been the premier program in the state of Michigan the last several seasons. However, Harbaugh did lead his team to a 10-3 record in his first year and was one insane fluke play away from beating the Spartans. The Wolverines also have an outstanding recruiting class on the way.Will the Maize and Blue begin dominating its in-state rivals starting in 2016? We won’t go that far, but this series should be much closer in the coming years.last_img read more

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Civil Servants Urged to Commit to Improving Service Delivery

first_img As the nation’s civil servants celebrate Civil Service Week 2013, Cabinet Secretary, Ambassador Douglas Saunders is urging them to place special emphasis on improving the level of customer service to the public.Ambassador Saunders, who is head of the civil service, noted that while public servants face constraints with respect to resources such as equipment, they should commit to enhancing service delivery.“It is true that service can be enhanced by having tools, which would assist and expedite things but most importantly, is how we as individuals relate and treat the people we serve. That is all of Jamaica. It includes our families, our relatives and ourselves…. I just really want us to proceed immediately with emphasis on that part of it because it is within our power to do so,” he said.Ambassador Saunders was speaking at the launch of Civil Service Week on November 15 at the Bank of Jamaica Auditorium in Kingston. The week is being celebrated under the theme ‘Transformation and Renewal for a Better Tomorrow.’The Cabinet Secretary told the civil servants that they need to be very conscious of the fact that many Jamaicans are “going through very difficult times” and anything they are able to do at a personal level to ameliorate that kind of difficulty will be “very much appreciated by the persons we serve.”Ambassador Saunders informed that a number of initiatives are underway, which are aimed at significantly enhancing efficiencies in the civil service, one of which is a shared corporate services arrangement among government entities. He explained that pilots are currently underway and the service should roll out in the new financial year.Long serving employee of the Jamaica Information Service (JIS), Enthrose Angella Campbell, was named the 2013 Civil Servant of the Year. The other nominees were Director, Corporate Planning and Performance Monitoring at the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing, Dawn Elizabeth Ann Smith; Acting Director Human Resource Development, Accountant General’s Department, Yvette Alexia Harriott; and Director of Transport Policy Unit (Land, Air and Maritime), Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing, Valerie Anne Simpson.Civil Service Week 2013 is being celebrated from November 17 to 22.  The week began with a church service at the Tarrant Baptist Church; a Charity Walk onNovember 18; Exposition in the Park on November 19; Jamaica Civil Service Long Service Awards on  November 20; Ministries’ In House Activities and Jamaica Civil Service Association (JCSA) Secondary School Quiz Competition on November 21; and on November 22, Brain Games and Afterwork Lyme on the roof top of the National Housing Trust car park. Civil Service Week 2013 is being celebrated from November 17 to 22 Ambassador Saunders, who is head of the civil service, noted that while public servants face constraints with respect to resources such as equipment, they should commit to enhancing service delivery. Long serving employee of the Jamaica Information Service (JIS), Enthrose Angella Campbell, was named the 2013 Civil Servant of the Year. Story Highlightslast_img read more

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One More for Daesun Shipbuilding

first_imgzoom Daesun Shipbuilding and Engineering has won an order for construction of one 1,800 TEU containership from South Korean carrier Pan Continental Shipping, according to Asiasis.The ship is slated for delivery in the first half of 2017 and features the so called Bangkokmax vessel design.Once delivered, the feeder is expected to be hired on Thailand-Vietnam service.The latest order brings the South Korean orderbook to nine 1,800 TEU boxships.The financial details of the contract have not been disclosed.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

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Soccer Aid Raises £49 million For UNICEF

first_imgUNICEF UK has announced that Soccer Aid 2012 has raised over £4.9 million for vital work to save children’s lives around the world.Thanks to the UK Government matching all public donations pound for pound, this figure has smashed all previous records set by the bi-annual event.The Soccer Aid 2012 match took place at a packed out Old Trafford on 27 May 2012 and was broadcast live on ITV1.Throughout the match short films were broadcast presented by UNICEF UK Ambassadors Robbie Williams and Ewan McGregor and UNICEF supporters Keira Knightley, Lewis Hamilton, Eddie Izzard and Keeley Hawes showing how UNICEF helps some of the world’s most vulnerable children.“I’m still basking in the glory of England’s win and so pleased that this has been the best Soccer Aid yet with almost £5 million raised for UNICEF – for children”, said Robbie Williams, UNICEF UK Ambassador and co-founder of Soccer Aid. “Thank you so so much to everyone who donated on the night or bought a ticket to the match – we couldn’t have done it without you.”Among the stars who took part in the match were Will Ferrell, Gordon Ramsay, Mike Myers, Gerard Butler, Edward Norton and Woody Harrelson.Over 356,000 people donated to Soccer Aid with over £1.5million of donations made by SMS.The money raised by this year’s event will be spent on providing food, vaccines and other critical supplies for children, including those affected by the continuing food crisis in West Africa.Source:UNICEF UKlast_img read more

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Australia says coal holdups at China ports are not a ban

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Australia’s trade minister says that while there might be some delays in processing of coal shipments at Chinese ports, he has no reason to believe China is banning Australian coal.Simon Birmingham told reporters Friday in Adelaide that he did not see any problem in the relationship between the two countries. His comments followed a report by the Reuters news agency, citing an unnamed port official, that said the northern Chinese port of Dalian had banned imports of Australian coalCoal is one of Australia’s largest exports. The report caused the Australian dollar to briefly tumble and sent officials scrambling.But China’s markets are vital for Australia and relations are sensitive after Australia last year blocked Chinese-owned telecommunications giant Huawei from involvement in its 5G network due to security concerns.The Associated Press read more

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Security of former Ministers slashed

Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundara has issued instructions to reduce the security of all former Ministers.The Police media unit said that the security has been reduced to be on par with a Member of Parliament. Accordingly, the security of former Ministers has been reduced from 7 to two.Earlier the security of former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was also reduced from 1008 to 10. (Colombo Gazette)

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Something completely different at McDonalds Fresh beef

Something completely different at McDonald’s: Fresh beef by Joseph Pisani, The Associated Press Posted Mar 30, 2017 8:18 am MDT Last Updated Mar 30, 2017 at 1:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email This image provided by McDonald’s Corporation shows a Quarter Pounder burger. McDonald’s says it will swap frozen beef patties for fresh ones in its Quarter Pounder burgers by sometime in 2018 at most of its U.S. locations. Employees will cook up the never-frozen beef on a grill when ordered. (Courtesy of McDonald’s Corporation via AP) NEW YORK, N.Y. – Coming soon to McDonald’s: Fresh beef.The fast food giant said Thursday that it will swap frozen beef patties for fresh ones in its Quarter Pounder burgers by sometime next year at most of its U.S. locations. It’s a major change for McDonald’s, which has relied on frozen beef for more than 40 years. Employees will cook up the never-frozen beef on a grill when burgers are ordered.“It’s a really hot, juicy burger,” said McDonald’s USA President Chris Kempczinski.Fresh beef has been the biggest selling point at rival Wendy’s. Yet there are larger forces at work that have prompted other menu changes at McDonald’s, known for decades more for the billions of people served than its culinary choices. The world’s largest hamburger chain has been trying to improve its image as more people shun processed foods. Last year, it removed artificial preservatives from chicken McNuggets and cut out high-fructose corn syrup from its buns.“Fresh, just as a word and a concept, still carries so much weight for customers,” said Robert Byrne, the senior manager of consumer insights at Technomic, a food industry market research firm. He believes the move to fresh beef will likely drive more people to the Golden Arches and help boost its image slightly.McDonald’s is trying to stem a streak of adverse trends that led to an executive shake-up two years ago. The company brought in Steve Easterbrook as CEO to steer the company in a more promising direction. It’s an ongoing endeavour. Earlier this month, McDonald’s Corp. acknowledged that it lost 500 million customer transactions in the U.S. since 2012, mainly to other fast food rivals.Big Macs and other hamburgers will still be made with frozen beef. But Kempczinski said McDonald’s is open to making changes to more of its menu items.It tested the fresh beef Quarter Pounders for about a year, eventually bringing it to more than 400 restaurants in the Dallas area and Tulsa, Oklahoma. Customers ordered more Quarter Pounders and visited the restaurants more often, said Kempczinski. Franchisees were happy, too, asking to keep the fresh beef even if the company decided not to roll it out nationally.It’s still too early to know if franchisees will raise their prices on Quarter Pounders, Kempczinski said. Employees will need to be trained to safely handle fresh beef and to cook the patties only when ordered. Frozen beef Quarter Pounder patties are typically cooked four or more at a time, and the burgers are left in a holding area until a customer orders it, Kempczinski said.The Oak Brook, Illinois-based company said fresh beef Quarter Pounders will be available by the middle of 2018 at most of its 14,000 U.S. locations. Restaurants in Alaska, Hawaii and some airports won’t be getting the fresh beef, the company said.While the announcement drew wide attention, McDonald’s shares were little changed Thursday, up 0.3 per cent to $129.27._____Contact Joseph Pisani at http://twitter.com/josephpisani read more

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USUE Cheer Team Attends NCAUSA Collegiate Camp

By Mary Hart, USU Eastern Sports Information ContributorThe Utah State University Eastern Cheer Squad and mascot Emmett the Eagle traveled to the NCA and USA Collegiate Camp held in Las Vegas, Nevada on Aug. 1-3. While at this camp, the cheer team learned new skills in stunting as well as game day material to entertain the crowds during home athletic competitions this year. They received three blue ribbons in all of their evaluations and came home with a bronze bid to nationals.Emmett learned new skills, played pranks on fellow universities, performed with other mascots, and even took to the Vegas Strip to meet and take pictures with the public. Emmett was awarded the “Most Improved Mascot.”“Coaches Kelley Bradley and Austin Kennedy have a great team this year and are excited to see what comes out of this group. The team is self-motivated and encouraged by each other in their team goals and personal efforts. In just one week, we’ve been able to see them accomplish more than we even expected so early in the season. We hope to travel and compete in the collegiate cheer nationals again spring semester,” said USU Eastern Spirit Squad Director Brandi Johansen. read more

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Former NFL Receiver Reche Caldwell Arrested For Selling Ecstasy

Reche Caldwell, former NFL receiver, was arrested in Tampa and accused of selling the drug “Ecstasy,” his second arrest in five months. He was released from jail on Wednesday after posting a $2,000 bond. Caldwell faces one felony charge of possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell.Caldwell, 35, was arrested in January for allegedly spearheading an illegal gambling operation in Tampa with two other men. According to jail records, Caldwell has been arrested four times in Tampa since 2009.Prior to Caldwell’s criminal problems, he was standout receiver at the University of Florida, and eventually became a second-round pick by the San Diego Chargers in 2002. Caldwell was an underachiever throughout his career, but he had 760 receiving yards and four touchdowns with the Patriots in 2006. He spent the 2007 season with the Washington Redskins before his career ended.Broncos receiver Andre Caldwell is Reche’s younger brother. Andre Caldwell signed a two-year, $3.45-million deal with the Denver Broncos this offseason. He is expected to move up Denver’s depth chart after Eric Decker’s signing with the New York Jets during free agency. read more

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Kenley Jansen Is The Model Of A Modern Reliever

Reymin GuduanHOU001+0.0 Tyler OlsonCLE204+0.3 Darren O’DayBAL1332+0.9 Justin NicolinoMIA002+0.0 Corey KnebelMIL4782+3.9 Frankie MontasOAK110-0.2 Jacob TurnerWAS520-0.0 Chad QuallsCOL210-0.0 Buddy BoshersMIN020-0.7 Felipe RiveroPIT3742+3.9 Craig KimbrelBOS3140+3.5 Kelvin HerreraKC2773+1.6 Jim JohnsonATL1993-0.6 Danny BarnesTOR893-2.1 Marc RzepczynskiSEA11412+0.2 Albert SuarezSF430-0.6 Cam BedrosianLAA1354+0.1 Miguel DiazSD010-0.4 Caleb SmithNYY110-0.2 Evan ScribnerSEA020-0.7 Wade DavisCHC3031+3.2 Nate JonesCHW410+0.2 Brett CecilSTL1543+0.7 Robby ScottBOS5212+0.1 Tyler PillNYM010-0.4 Ryan GartonSEA/TB031-1.1 Jesse ChavezLAA121-0.6 Trevor HildenbergerMIN933+0.3 Mike MinorKC2874+1.8 Johnny BarbatoPIT010-0.4 Peter MoylanKC1005+1.6 Kenyan MiddletonLAA1021+0.8 Arodys VizcainoATL2882+1.1 Brad PeacockHOU101+0.1 Hunter StricklandSF2661+1.5 Brooks PoundersLAA100+0.2 Erik GoeddelNYM121-0.6 Ricardo PintoPHI121-0.6 Joaquin BenoitPHI/PIT18110-1.5 Luis SantosTOR210-0.1 Doug Corbett198068103+6.3 Tony WatsonLAD/PIT2396-0.0 Kyle McGrathSD100+0.1 Koda GloverWAS822+0.4 Vance WorleyMIA010-0.4 Francisco LirianoHOU221-0.4 Josh RavinLAD110-0.2 Jumbo DiazTB653-0.9 Eric O’FlahertyATL211-0.1 Chris BeckCHW022-0.7 Aroldis ChapmanNYY1943+1.5 Andrew ChafinARI587-2.2 Mychal GivensBAL1834+1.7 Jose AlvaradoTB943-0.1 Warwick SaupoldDET113-0.2 Xavier CedenoTB013-0.4 Daniel HudsonPIT864-1.1 Juan NicasioPHI/PIT2288+0.2 Troy Percival19964731+6.5 Tony ZychSEA853-0.6 J. P. HowellTOR010-0.4 Jose AlvarezLAA555-1.1 Joe SmithCLE/TOR1921+2.2 Brandon MaurerKC/SD19100-1.0 Nick GoodyCLE012-0.4 Luis AvilanLAD644-0.7 Josh FieldsLAD652-1.0 Nick WittgrenMIA611+0.5 Drew StorenCIN423-0.2 Keone KelaTEX1032+0.5 Matt BarnesBOS1884-0.0 Ryan TeperaTOR2531+2.8 Justin GrimmCHC412+0.2 Drew VerHagenDET312+0.1 Matt BushTEX1763+0.5 Tommy KahnleCHW/NYY1692-0.9 Nick VincentSEA2856+2.4 PITCHERYEARGOOSE EGGSBROKEN EGGSMEHSGWAR Will HarrisHOU1830+1.5 Matt AlbersWAS1524+1.4 Ty BlachSF201+0.3 Mike PelfreyCHW001+0.0 Joe MusgroveHOU800+1.2 Hector RondonCHC1132+0.4 Tyler LyonsSTL1132+0.5 Koji UeharaCHC1563-0.1 Stu Miller19657973+7.5 Robbie RossBOS100+0.2 Oliver DrakeMIL441-0.9 Bryan MorrisSF300+0.4 Tommy HunterTB3061+2.3 Anthony SwarzakCHW/MIL2444+2.1 Kenley Jansen’s season was Goose-toricHighest single-season goose wins above replacement (GWAR) Francis MartesHOU412+0.2 James PazosSEA1345+0.5 Ariel HernandezCIN001+0.0 A.J. MinterATL110-0.2 Bryan MitchellNYY010-0.4 Santiago CasillaOAK1783-0.4 Alex ColomeTB3866+3.5 Brad BoxbergerTB443-0.9 Jake DiekmanTEX601+0.9 Tyler DuffeyMIN1143+0.2 Josh OsichSF426-0.2 Michael LorenzenCIN2672+1.2 Liam HendriksOAK1261-0.4 Kenley Jansen20174401+6.3 Lucas HarrellTOR001+0.0 Brad ZieglerMIA1233+0.6 Andrew RomineDET001+0.0 Brian EllingtonMIA530-0.4 Deolis GuerraLAA720+0.3 Raisel IglesiasCIN3122+3.8 Mike MorinLAA101+0.2 Hector NerisPHI3174+1.9 Jake JunisKC200+0.3 Corey Knebel gets the golden eggFinal goose egg stats for 2017 John AxfordOAK120-0.6 Ron Perranoski196979139+6.6 Archie BradleyARI3148+3.2 Pedro BaezLAD1478-0.6 Edwin DiazSEA4074+3.4 Sammy SolisWAS422-0.2 Steven OkertSF7412-0.5 Felix PenaCHC100+0.1 Ross StriplingLAD1091-2.0 Jerry BlevinsNYM18513+0.7 Hector VelazquezBOS500+0.8 Tony CingraniCIN/LAD724+0.3 Joe BiaginiTOR932+0.3 Cody AllenCLE2985+1.8 Dominic LeoneTOR946-0.1 Jen-Ho TsengCHC300+0.4 Richard BleierBAL422-0.1 Addison ReedBOS/NYM3567+3.0 Sources: Retrosheet, The Baseball GAUGE Wade LeBlancPIT232-0.8 Bryan ShawCLE2985+1.8 Jake BarrettARI203+0.3 Jeurys FamiliaNYM822+0.4 Fernando AbadBOS511+0.4 Zach PutnamCHW200+0.3 Joe KellyBOS1245+0.5 Joe BlantonWAS430-0.5 Fernando SalasLAA/NYM864-1.1 Ernesto FrieriTEX010-0.4 Jason GrilliTEX/TOR443-0.8 Ricardo RodriguezTEX221-0.4 Wily PeraltaMIL120-0.6 Shae SimmonsSEA020-0.7 Jamie CallahanNYM201+0.3 Blake ParkerLAA2352+1.6 Diego MorenoTB010-0.4 Jose LeclercTEX733+0.0 Carlos RamirezTOR700+1.1 Phil MatonSD732-0.1 Edubray RamosPHI9111-2.8 Mike DunnCOL1503+2.4 David PhelpsMIA/SEA1694-1.1 Austin MaddoxBOS200+0.3 Oliver PerezWAS615+0.5 Alex WoodLAD301+0.4 Chasen ShreveNYY623+0.2 Jose RamirezATL2066+0.7 Tom WilhelmsenARI112-0.2 Dillon GeeMIN100+0.2 Daniel StumpfDET245-1.2 Ryan DullOAK634-0.2 Sergio RomoLAD/TB630-0.2 Tyler AndersonCOL100+0.2 Chase WhitleyTB641-0.6 Chris RowleyTOR310+0.1 Bud NorrisLAA1871+0.1 Matthew BowmanSTL1977+0.1 Greg HollandCOL2762+2.1 Francisco RodriguezDET382-2.5 Willie Hernandez19846577+6.4 Jackson StephensCIN100+0.1 Joely RodriguezPHI524-0.0 Brad HandSD3866+3.2 Ronald HerreraNYY010-0.4 Alex ClaudioTEX2648+2.6 Adam MorganPHI910+0.9 Gabriel YnoaBAL001+0.0 Kenley JansenLAD4401+6.3 Rubby De La RosaARI011-0.4 David RobertsonCHW/NYY2862+2.1 T. J. McFarlandARI622+0.2 Jose TorresSD552-1.2 Ryan BuchterKC/SD1564-0.1 Eduardo ParedesLAA210-0.1 Jason MotteATL212-0.1 Seung-hwan OhSTL2256+1.3 Brandon KintzlerMIN/WAS3464+2.9 Luke JacksonATL100+0.1 Dustin McGowanMIA412+0.2 Jorge De La RosaARI1251-0.0 PITCHER▲▼TEAM▲▼GOOSE EGGS▲▼BROKEN EGGS▲▼MEHS▲▼GWAR▲▼ Rich Gossage197582118+6.7 Zach DukeSTL112-0.2 Jacob BarnesMIL2694+0.5 Danny FarquharCHW/TB1442+0.6 Rex BrothersATL331-0.7 Doug FisterBOS420-0.1 George KontosPIT/SF1283-1.3 Blake WoodCIN432-0.5 Pat NeshekCOL/PHI2848+2.8 Andrew MillerCLE3353+3.5 Carson SmithBOS200+0.3 Dovydas NeverauskasPIT530-0.4 Enny RomeroWAS1446+0.5 Sam TuivailalaSTL441-0.9 Jeanmar GomezPHI721+0.3 Daniel CoulombeOAK456-1.3 Matt BelisleMIN2263+1.1 Matt DermodyTOR302+0.5 Jimmy YacabonisBAL300+0.5 Jacob RhameNYM210-0.1 Rob ScahillMIL110-0.2 Chris DevenskiHOU26106+0.1 Kirby YatesLAA/SD1462-0.2 Michael FelizHOU110-0.2 Ben TaylorBOS101+0.2 Scott ObergCOL725+0.4 Tom KoehlerTOR312+0.1 Dario AlvarezTEX201+0.3 Robert GsellmanNYM210-0.1 Buddy BaumannSD311+0.1 Matt GraceWAS212-0.1 Brad BrachBAL3182+1.9 Sam DysonSF/TEX27112-0.1 Jhan MarinezMIL/PIT320-0.3 Chris YoungKC100+0.2 Travis WoodKC331-0.6 J. C. RamirezLAA020-0.7 Chris O’GradyMIA101+0.1 Brandon MorrowLAD1242+0.2 Dan OteroCLE200+0.3 Steve CishekSEA/TB1024+0.8 Kyle RyanDET210-0.1 Roberto OsunaTOR31101+1.1 Scott AlexanderKC844-0.2 Juan MinayaCHW1013+1.1 Trevor CahillKC200+0.3 Chad BellDET001+0.0 Bruce RondonDET430-0.5 Chris RusinCOL1344+0.6 Dan WinklerATL111-0.2 Wandy PeraltaCIN1544+0.7 PITCHER▲▼TEAM▲▼GOOSE EGGS▲▼BROKEN EGGS▲▼MEHS▲▼GWAR▲▼ Yovani GallardoSEA100+0.2 Tyler ClippardCHW/HOU10117-2.5 Jordan LylesCOL210-0.0 Domingo GermanNYY020-0.7 Javy GuerraMIA112-0.2 Andrew KittredgeTB210-0.1 Jarlin GarciaMIA517+0.3 Josh SmithOAK210-0.1 Brent SuterMIL001+0.0 Miguel SocolovichSTL101+0.1 Jandel GustaveHOU010-0.4 Blaine BoyerBOS611+0.6 Logan VerrettBAL400+0.6 Sam FreemanATL1226+1.0 Mariano Rivera19965462+6.6 Victor AranoPHI210-0.1 Austin PruittTB420-0.1 Shane GreeneDET2045+1.6 Zach BrittonBAL1820+2.1 Tony BarnetteTEX731+0.0 Neil RamirezNYM012-0.4 Austin BriceCIN400+0.6 Jean MachiSEA101+0.2 Kevin QuackenbushSD120-0.6 Odrisamer DespaigneMIA100+0.1 Kevin SiegristPHI/STL813+0.8 John BrebbiaSTL313+0.1 Justin WilsonCHC/DET2463+1.4 Jared HughesMIL1042-0.0 Stefan ChrichtonBAL010-0.4 Al AlburquerqueCHW/KC121-0.6 Junichi TazawaMIA1470-0.6 Craig StammenSD1023+0.7 Neftali FelizKC/MIL1060-0.7 Paul SewaldNYM1283-1.3 Kyle CrickSF100+0.1 Parker BridwellLAA001+0.0 Blake TreinenOAK/WAS22103-0.4 Hansel RoblesNYM952-0.6 Yusmeiro PetitLAA2342+2.0 Luis GarciaPHI1664+0.1 Trevor RosenthalSTL2581+0.6 Ian KrolATL623+0.1 Donnie HartBAL423-0.1 Derek LawSF1131+0.5 Matt CainSF100+0.1 Ted Abernathy196751314+6.2 Zach McAllisterCLE121-0.6 Gabriel MoyaMIN100+0.2 Josh EdginNYM525-0.0 Dillon MaplesCHC100+0.1 Carl EdwardsCHC2283+0.1 Aaron BummerCHW456-1.2 Tyler ChatwoodCOL110-0.2 Heath HembreeBOS1056-0.2 Simon CastroOAK221-0.4 Tyler WilsonBAL111-0.2 Shawn KelleyWAS621+0.1 Sam MollOAK011-0.4 Chad GreenNYY322-0.3 Ryan PresslyMIN532-0.3 James HoytHOU110-0.2 Emilio PaganSEA342-1.0 Tony SippHOU111-0.2 Ryan SherriffSTL221-0.5 Pedro StropCHC1935+1.6 Drew SteckenriderMIA1111+1.2 Brian DuensingCHC631-0.3 Sparky Lyle197766813+6.1 Dan AltavillaSEA431-0.5 Grant DaytonLAD112-0.2 Sean DoolittleOAK/WAS2437+2.4 Jake PetrickaCHW223-0.4 Josh SmokerNYM823+0.4 Brock StewartLAD201+0.3 Miguel CastroBAL912+1.0 Tim MayzaTOR001+0.0 Mike BolsingerTOR310+0.1 Blaine HardyDET131-1.0 Alec AsherBAL311+0.1 Brandon WorkmanBOS722+0.4 Jonathan BroxtonSTL120-0.6 Randall DelgadoARI500+0.8 David PriceBOS101+0.2 Taylor RogersMIN1876+0.2 Christian BergmanSEA010-0.4 Ryne StanekTB013-0.4 Dan JenningsCHW/TB259-1.5 Carlos TorresMIL643-0.6 Dan RunzlerPIT001+0.0 Aaron LoupTOR5312-0.3 Craig BreslowCLE/MIN012-0.4 AJ RamosMIA/NYM2244+1.6 Austin Bibens-DirkxTEX001+0.0 David HernandezARI/LAA1515+1.9 Brad GoldbergCHW001+0.0 Ryan MadsonOAK/WAS2441+2.1 After a year of searching, we didn’t our find our new Goose Gossage. But we did get a glimpse of what one might look like in baseball’s just-concluded postseason.This spring, we introduced a new pitching statistic called the goose egg — named in honor of Gossage, the Hall-of-Fame reliever, who had a record 82 goose eggs in 1975. Essentially, a pitcher gets a goose egg for every clutch, scoreless relief inning (see the original article for a more formal definition). Goose eggs have a substantially better correlation with relievers’ win probability added than saves do, especially if paired with their companion statistic, the broken egg.This year’s major leader in goose eggs was the Milwaukee Brewers’ Corey Knebel, who finished with 47 of them. The American League leader was the Seattle Mariners’ Edwin Diaz, who had 40. You can find a complete rundown of this year’s final goose stats in the table below. (A “broken egg” is essentially the blown save of goose stats, and a “meh” is any situation which doesn’t result in either a goose egg or a broken egg.) Carlos EstevezCOL300+0.5 Luke GregersonHOU1062-0.8 Troy ScribnerLAA001+0.0 Asher WojciechowskiCIN200+0.3 Chasen BradfordNYM301+0.4 Antonio BastardoPIT010-0.4 Vidal NunoBAL010-0.4 A. J. ColeWAS100+0.1 Justin HaleyMIN110-0.2 However, from an efficiency standpoint, the best season came not from Knebel or Diaz but from the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Kenley Jansen, who finished with a perfect record of 44 goose eggs and no broken eggs. That’s the most-ever goose eggs without a broken egg. The Dodgers used Jansen smartly and lined up his 68.1 innings pitched to coincide with mostly high-leverage situations. He made 15 multi-inning appearances, entered with runners on base 12 times, and often pitched in tied games — all things that closers weren’t doing much of a few years ago. And Jansen generated 6.3 goose wins above replacement (GWAR) in the regular season, the 7th-highest total of all-time. Amir GarrettCIN110-0.2 Rafael MonteroNYM131-1.0 Erasmo RamirezTB712+0.7 Adam OttavinoCOL1373-0.5 Hector SantiagoMIN010-0.4 Robert StephensonCIN220-0.5 Chase De JongSEA010-0.4 Akeel MorrisATL001+0.0 Cory GearrinSF1232+0.6 Casey FienPHI/SEA320-0.3 Kevin McCarthyKC100+0.2 Mark MelanconSF1550+0.3 Kyle BarracloughMIA2261+0.9 Mike ClevingerCLE010-0.4 Jeff BeliveauTOR111-0.2 Tyler GlasnowPIT010-0.4 Chris HatcherLAD/OAK963-0.9 Matt StrahmKC231-0.8 Adam KolarekTB021-0.7 Jayson AquinoBAL010-0.4 Adam ConleyMIA010-0.4 J. J. HooverARI633-0.2 Fernando RodneyARI3345+3.5 Joakim SoriaKC2982+1.6 Casey LawrenceSEA/TOR020-0.7 Mike MontgomeryCHC1422+1.3 Ken GilesHOU2453+1.7 Kevin ShackelfordCIN120-0.6 Mark LeiterPHI010-0.4 Tanner ScheppersTEX101+0.2 Jimmie SherfyARI100+0.2 Tim AdlemanCIN021-0.7 Alan BusenitzMIN302+0.5 Adam WarrenNYY1041+0.1 SOURCE: SEAMHEADS.COM A. J. SchugelPIT201+0.3 Jeremy JeffressMIL/TEX251-1.5 Giovanny GallegosNYY010-0.4 Boone LoganCLE104+0.2 Joe JimenezDET020-0.7 Josh HaderMIL1245+0.3 Ben HellerNYY101+0.2 Alex WilsonDET1377-0.6 Jonathan HolderNYY611+0.6 Dellin BetancesNYY2482+0.9 Josh CollmenterATL020-0.7 Greg InfanteCHW327-0.3 Hoby MilnerPHI115-0.2 Jake McGeeCOL1552+0.6 Jansen’s also the exception that proves the rule, however; it’s hard to provide all that much value when you pitch only 70 innings or so, which is about how much the best relievers pitch nowadays. After Jansen, the next most-valuable season came from Knebel, who finished with 3.9 GWAR — which ranks just 200th among relief pitching seasons all-time.If you want a model for a more Gossage-like usage pattern, you need to look no further than … how Jansen was used in the postseason. Jansen appeared in 13 of the Dodgers’ 15 playoff games and threw 16.2 innings. Extrapolated out to a full, 162-game regular season, that would work out to a Mike Marshall-like total of 180 relief innings.Jansen didn’t keep his perfect streak alive in the playoffs. Instead, he allowed 2 broken eggs to go with 6 goose eggs. He was also used in some situations that we wouldn’t recommend — for instance, to close out an 11-1 lead against the Chicago Cubs in the NLCS. Still, his postseason goose egg pace would extrapolate to 65 goose eggs over a 162-game regular season.What I’m really advocating for is a hybrid between how pitchers like Jansen are currently used in the regular season and the entirely different way that they’re used in the postseason. The extra off-days the playoffs provide help to enable more creative usage patterns that might not be viable in the regular season. And even with those extra rest days, Jansen may have been overused in not-very-clutch situations in the NLCS and NLDS; perhaps as a result, he was not especially sharp in the World Series. At the same time, he went from throwing 4.7 percent of the Dodgers’ regular season innings to 12.3 percent of their postseason innings — almost a threefold increase. Surely there’s a happy median somewhere in between?But congratulations to Jansen and Knebel, and we’ll resume our hunt for goose eggs next year. In the meantime, you can download detailed data on goose eggs and broken eggs for all pitchers since 1930 here. read more

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Duchess of Cambridge hero Prince Harry has been brilliant

first_imgPrince Harry opened the London MarathonCredit:Getty Show more The Duchess of Cambridge, with runner Alex Stanley, put a Heads Together headband onto the Kensington Palace post-boxCredit:Getty Asked about Prince Harry’s candid interview, in which he spoke of having counselling to come to terms with his mother’s death, she said: “We all felt there was very much a campaign to get everyone talking and have these conversations.”We’ve got to do the same, you know, so he’s been brilliant.” Prince Harry opened the London Marathon Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. The Duchess of Cambridge has praised her brother-in-law, Prince Harry, for speaking out about his own mental health, proclaiming him “brilliant”. The Duchess, who has today welcomed London Marathon runners to Kensington Palace to support charity Heads Together, said the mental health campaign this week has been “amazing”.  When the Duchess asked if the youngster was going to be watch her mother Amy Rodway run the marathon, Bella replied: “Yeah.”center_img The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry will be supporting runners at the London Marathon The Duchess of Cambridge, with runner Alex Stanley, put a Heads Together headband onto the Kensington Palace post-box Jamie Moloy, a headteacher, told the Duchess at the event: “What I love is your brother-in-law talking the other day, because that’s just ignited it”.He added Prince Harry was now a “real hero to a lot of people”. “Absolutely,” the Duchess replied. The Duchess, mother to Prince George and Princess Charlotte, also met Kiss FM’s Neev Spencer, who suffered post natal depression after the birth of her daughter, Genevieve, now nine months. The event saw the Duchess launch a series of Heads Together bands around UK post boxes. A similar band has also been placed around Battersea Power Station in a bid to raise awareness of the charity ahead of the marathon this weekend.  She told the radio DJ: “Nothing can prepare you for motherhood – especially the first time round, the mixed emotions.”The Duchess, 35, also had an inspirational message for eight-year-old Bella Rodway, telling her to deliver the Heads Together message to her pals.She told Bella: “Do you talk about your feelings to anyone? You need to lead the way with your friends. “Even if you are not feeling good or worried about stuff.” The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry will be supporting runners at the London Marathonlast_img read more

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Mixed emotions for Irelands Seamus OConnor as he goes within touching distance

first_imgOur ranking of the top 18 transfers between League of Ireland clubs for 2018>Do less more often! Three useful fitness hacks (that aren’t hacks at all)> Follow us: the42.ie Mixed emotions for Ireland’s Seamus O’Connor as he goes within touching distance of Olympic final Meanwhile, skier Pat McMillan placed 61st overall on his debut in the competition. By The42 Team 23,825 Views Updated at 10.23THERE WAS DISAPPOINTMENT for Ireland’s Seamus O’Connor at the Winter Olympics today, as he found himself within touching distance after round one but ultimately failed to secure qualification for the half-pipe final in Pyeongchang today.At the halfway point of the competition, O’Connor was 13th, just 1.25 points off a top-12 spot, which would have been enough to reach the final.However, a disappointing second round saw the Irish athlete fall back to 18th out of 29 competitors, as the 20-year-old slipped slightly when landing while performing his toughest trick, failing to improve on his first-round score of 65.50 in the process.O’Connor, who was born in California but qualifies for Ireland through his paternal grandparents, previously represented the country at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi and was flag bearer in the opening ceremony recently.Four years ago, he finished 15th in the half-pipe in Sochi, in addition to placing 17th in the slopestyle event. http://the42.ie/3849156 Share38 Tweet Email Feb 13th 2018, 8:06 AM Seamus O’Connor of Ireland pictured after completing round 1 of the Halfpipe Qualifications. Seamus O’Connor of Ireland pictured after completing round 1 of the Halfpipe Qualifications. Image: Ramsey Cardy/SPORTSFILE 16 Comments Ireland’s Seamus O’Connor pictured competing at the Winter Olympics. Source: Ramsey Cardy/SPORTSFILEDespite the unfortunate outcome today, there were plenty of positives to take from the experience, particularly considering O’Connor tore all of the ligaments in his knee during a fall in competition just 16 months ago.“Obviously I would like things to have gone a little better but I’m down here at the bottom of the pipe in one piece with a smile on my face in my second Olympics so I can’t complain,” he said afterwards.“I knew I had to go for absolutely everything in that second run. Unfortunately, just on that last landing, I kind of slipped out a little bit.It’s the biggest trick of my run, a front-side 1260 which is three and a half rotations and here in PyeongChang was the first time I’d done it in over two years. It was really close but that’s how snowboarding half-pipe is. You’re either on it or really close but not quite there.”Meanwhile, another Irish athlete, skier Pat McMillan placed 61st overall on his Olympics debut in the Combined Downhill this morning, with a time of one minute and 25.77 seconds.“It was great to finally get into my first race and get that under my belt. I had a fairly smooth run,” he said. “I had a few line errors towards the bottom and got a little bit pushed back in my seat but otherwise it was better than my training runs and great training for my main event, which is the downhill.”The 26-year-old did not complete the second slalom as he is focusing on tomorrow’s downhill.The 42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us! Tuesday 13 Feb 2018, 8:06 AM Image: Ramsey Cardy/SPORTSFILE Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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Man airlifted to hospital after sustaining serious burns at creamery

first_img 13 Comments Share Tweet Email4 Friday 28 Apr 2017, 10:45 PM Our thoughts first and foremost are with our injured staff member and his family. We remain in constant contact with his family with regard to his condition and offer our support to them in any way we can provide it.“We are reviewing circumstances surrounding the accident and will cooperate with representatives of the Health and Safety Authority in their formal investigation, which commences today, into the incident.”The Arrabawn Co-Op was founded in 2001 following the merger of Nenagh Co-Op and Mid-West Farmer’s Co-Op. The group is comprised of an agri-business division, a food ingredients divisions and a dairy division.Updated at 12.20pm 29 April 2017 to include a statement from Arrabawn Group.Read: Four masked men attack man after ramming his car outside Dublin school yesterday morningRead: Gardaí investigating after body of woman (31) found in apartment Apr 28th 2017, 10:45 PM http://jrnl.ie/3365450 A spokesperson said:He was treated immediately by our on-site trained first aid representative. Paramedics attended the scene shortly afterwards and he was transferred to Cork University Hospital last evening. 29,813 Views Short URL Man airlifted to hospital after sustaining serious burns at creamery The incident occurred around 8.30pm at the Arrabawn Co-Op in Nenagh. By David Raleigh A MAN HAS been seriously injured after he sustained burns to his body at a creamery in Co Tipperary tonight.The man has been airlifted to Cork University Hospital.The incident occurred around 7.40pm at the Arrabawn Co-Op in Nenagh, which is the headquarters for the Arrabawn Group, which is a leading provider of dairy produce to the Kerrygold brand, and also produces animal feeds products.Gardai confirmed the man “was in the creamery” at the time, and that he “received burns”.The male casualty was taken by ambulance to MacDonagh Park GAA sports ground in Nenagh, where he was received by members of the Coast Guard Rescue 115 helicopter, which was dispatched from its base at Shannon, Co Clare.The rescue chopper, which earlier had been tasked to perform an airlift form Inishmore Aran Island to University Hospital Galway, transported the seriously injured man from Nenagh to CUH around 9.10pm.Sources said the man was in a serious condition, and was likely to be sent to the specialist burns unit in Cork for treatment.Reliable sources said the man was “seriously injured” after he was “burnt in an accident”.Arrabawn Co-Op confirmed that an accident took place at their main production facility in Nenagh last night. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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