Yankees face elimination again, this time in ALCS Game 7

first_imgSeverino threw only 62 pitches — exactly half as many as Verlander — in Game 2. The 23-year-old right-hander didn’t even take the mound for the fifth in that game after he uncharacteristically wound his arm several times after giving up a solo homer to Carlos Correa, and was struck on the wrist of his non-throwing hand on the last out.Robertson gave up a solo homer to Altuve, and four runs without recording an out, in the eighth.Verlander has thrown 16 scoreless innings and won twice against the Yankees in the ALCS.The closest the Yankees came to scoring against Verlander in Game 6 was after Greg Bird drew a walk to lead off the seventh and Starlin Castro was hit by a pitch — though Girardi had to issue a replay challenge after home plate umpire Jim Reynolds initially just called the pitch a ball. The ball clearly hit off Castro’s arm.But Aaron Hicks struck out and Todd Frazier hit a deep drive to center field, where Springer made a leaping catch on the warning track and came down against the wall. Chase Headley, already with two more hits Friday to give him seven in nine at-bats after starting the postseason 0 for 18, then ended the inning with a groundout.In Game 2, Verlander had already thrown the last of his 124 pitches before Altuve’s dash from first base to score on Carlos Correa’s double in the bottom of the ninth inning for a 2-1 victory that had put the Astros up 2-0 in the series. MOST READ The Yankees haven’t lost when facing elimination this postseason. After beating Minnesota in the win-or-go-home AL wild-card game, New York lost the first two games in the best-of-five AL Division Series against Cleveland before winning three straight to advance.Judge’s third homer of this series — he hit two in New York — was a soaring shot off reliever Brad Peacock in the eighth projected to 425 feet by Statcast.But in his other three at-bats, Judge grounded into a double play and struck out twice. That’s 26 strikeouts this postseason for the rookie slugger, matching the record set by Alfonso Soriano while with the Yankees in 2003.Severino got into trouble against the bottom half of the Astros order in the fifth. After No. 6 batter Alex Bregman walked to lead off, Evan Gattis drew a one-out walk and No. 9 batter Brian McCann got his first hit in the ALCS with a ground-rule double that drove in the first run.George Springer, the Astros leadoff hitter still hitless in the ALCS, then drew a walk, and Jose Altuve ended an 0-for-12 slide with a two-run single that made it 3-0 and chased Severino.ADVERTISEMENT Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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Tagalog NPA Luis Severino had another abbreviated start in Houston and Aaron Judge struck out two more times to match a major league record for strikeouts in a postseason before a towering home run in the Yankees’ 7-1 loss in Game 6 on Friday night.With a series lead for the first time this postseason after winning all three ALCS games in the Bronx, the Yankees were again stifled by Justin Verlander — just like in Game 2. The big right-hander didn’t go the distance this time, but he did get his ninth win in nine appearances since being acquired by Houston.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutNew York will have veteran left-hander CC Sabathia on the mound for Game 7 on Saturday night. Sabathia, reliever David Robertson and left fielder Brett Gardner are the only holdovers from the Yankees’ last World Series team eight years ago — in Joe Girardi’s second season as their manager.It will be the first Game 7 for the Yankees since the 2004 ALCS, when the Boston Red Sox came back to claim the AL pennant after losing the first three games in that series. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino leaves the game during the fifth inning of Game 6 of baseball’s American League Championship Series against the Houston Astros Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)HOUSTON — The New York Yankees will have to win one more elimination game to get to their first World Series since 2009.This time, the Baby Bombers are going to a Game 7 after missing a chance to close out the AL Championship Series against the Houston Astros.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LeBron James delivers as Cavaliers breeze past Bucks Read Next View commentslast_img read more

Air Force stuns Pocari to inch closer to PVL Finals

first_imgMOST READ Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games “Almost everyone stepped up for the team,” Jimenez said. “Our service and blocking worked and we also did well on our floor defense.”May Pantino and Jocemer Tapic scored 12 and 11 points, respectively for No. 3 Air Force, which fell to Pocari in straight sets back in the elimination round on July 26.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsMyla Pablo had a game-high 14 points for the Lady Warriors, who will shoot for the equalizer in their best-of-theee duel less than 24 hours from now. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAir Force got back at Pocari Sweat, 25-20, 25-19, 25-21, to take a 1-0 edge in their semifinals series in the Premier Volleyball League Saturday night at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Head coach Jasper Jimenez said everything clicked for the Lady Jet Spikers, resulting to a surprisingly quick victory over the formidable Lady Warriors.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant LATEST STORIES FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Head-turners Mendez, Kilgroe relish challenge in Cobra Ironman 70.3 View commentslast_img read more

KTM 390 Adventure spied again with pillion

first_imgThere has been a considerable amount of hooplas which has been surrounding the 390 Adventure ever since KTM confirmed that they will be launching the motorcycle in India.The new shots which have emerged show the 390 Adventure with a pillion on the back seats and immediately we can see the seating is optimized for two people with adequate space, comfortably between them. Also, the rear subframe looks pretty solid for panniers and the high-set rear pegs mean the pillion has nothing to worry about unless the rider decides to pull a wheelie. Another major part here is the absence of pillion grab rails, or rather the hidden grab-slots under the seats which is similar to the RC series. In various other spy shots, the 390 Adventure sports a large luggage-rack – which will be optional on the 390 Adventure, unless KTM pulls an RE Himayalan Sleet Limited edition sort of and provides the panniers as standard for a limited amount of time. So the spy shots basically show two variants of the KTM 390 Adventure – one with the aftermarket KTM engine bars and a rear-set luggage rack with pillion grab handles and the second variant which is a basic version and gets none of the extra parts mentioned above. The prototype spied still looks to be rolling on wire-spoke wheels. This could mean KTM is planning to launch the Adventure with wire-spoke wheels as standard. KTM seems to have used 19-inchers at the front and 17-inchers at the back. This figure is a smidge under the standard configuration which KTM uses in their larger adventure motorcycles – a 21-/18-inch combo. The early prototype which was first spied two years back in 2016 appeared to have a 21-inch front wheel. The wheels in the spied image are shod with off-road oriented tires.advertisement Another difference from the standard 390 Duke in terms of equipment is the exhaust portion. There seems to be a downtube from the cylinder head which goes into a collector box underneath the swingarm pivot which then flows into a large side-mounted upswept end-canister.The headlamp design is similar to the 390 Duke with redesigned elements in the surrounding shroud. Beside the headlamps are clear panels which provide aero support. KTM has used this before in the RC range as well.The radiator shroud looks bigger. The fuel tank is new and we expect the capacity to be more than the 390 Duke considering the long-distance travel nature of the motorcycle. Seats looks accommodating with a relaxed riding position, with taller handlebars.Also, the color screen console is expected to be present in the 390 Adventure as well, with electronics on par with the 390 Duke, if not more.Image: MoreBikeslast_img read more

Paulinho: I had nothing to prove to my critics

first_imgBarcelona Paulinho: I had nothing to prove to my critics Guy Atkinson Last updated 2 years ago 03:35 21/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Barcelona v Eibar La Liga 19092017 Getty Images Barcelona Primera División Barcelona v Eibar Eibar The midfielder was in bullish mood after scoring his second goal for Barcelona and insisted he is not interested in proving his doubters wrong After making a blistering start to his Barcelona career, midfielder Paulinho is adamant he is not motivated by silencing his critics. The 29-year-old scored his second goal for the club in Tuesday’s 6-1 rout of Eibar following his €40 million move from Guangzhou Evergrande in August.Barca 6/1 to win Champions League  Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Question marks were raised about the decision to sign the former Tottenham man, but he believes he has shown exactly why head coach Ernesto Valverde was so keen to bring him to Camp Nou.”I did not have to prove anything to people who doubted me, just to my team-mates and to Barcelona,” he said.”The best thing is to do it on the field, with victories, with goals. But more than the goals is winning matches.”I am happy for the affection of the fans, that they are happy with me.”last_img read more

Video: Georgia Releases “A Call To Action” Video Ahead Of Spring Game

first_imgUniversity of Georgia stands during a football game.Georgia’s first-year head coach Kirby Smart is set to show off his team for the the first time in front of the home crowd Saturday afternoon at the spring game. With so much excitement surrounding the program, it’s worth taking a moment to appreciate how UGA got here. So, to make sure fans are all caught up, Georgia posted this awesome “A Call To Action” video to its official Vimeo page to highlight the Bulldogs’ short journey under Smart.Georgia’s spring game is scheduled to kick off Saturday afternoon at 4 p.m.last_img

Catherine Blewett to Join Federal Public Service

first_imgCatherine Blewett, clerk and secretary to cabinet, Deputy Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and CEO of Immigration, will join the federal public service June 20. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced today, March 8, Ms. Blewett will serve as Deputy Minister of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada. “Catherine has made a significant contribution to public service in Nova Scotia and I am pleased she has been recognized nationally,” said Premier Stephen McNeil. “Catherine’s dedication in key areas such as immigration and intergovernmental relations have positioned Nova Scotia well for continued progress.” “I have been very grateful for Catherine’s leadership as head of the provincial public service, and am proud of the fact that one of Nova Scotia’s most senior civil servants has the opportunity to take her passion and abilities to Ottawa.” -30-last_img read more

A bungling Bond TrumpRussian meeting was so botched many smell a setup

first_imgWASHINGTON – Here’s a pop quiz testing your skills at covert political scheming: If you were claiming to set up a super-secret meeting to deliver Russian intelligence to an American presidential campaign, would you:A) Put it in writing, in an email;B) Publish proof on social media of your attendance;C) Keep your Facebook page completely open for another year, for anyone to peruse;D) All of the above.If you answered, “No,” to any of these questions, you’re no Rob Goldstone. He’s the globe-trotting, celebrity-schmoozing music impresario who set up a now-infamous encounter between the Trump campaign and a Russian lawyer, and made little effort to hide it.His modus operandi was so overt, so obvious, that it’s provoked head-scratching and stoked conspiracy theories. Some of the president’s defenders say this had to be a setup, perhaps by Democrats.Alternatively, others simply dismiss the whole thing as a non-story, for different reasons: there’s no evidence the meeting yielded anything, denials of any Kremlin ties, and indications that Democrats have also picked up political tips from foreigners.But some friends of the British-born music agent were left with the impression he’d been helpful to Donald Trump’s election.While Goldstone’s wide-open Facebook page usually shows pictures of celebrity acquaintances like Michael Jackson and Robert De Niro, and shots of his constant travels, it did get political last Nov. 8 — the night Trump was elected.Goldstone posted: ”Pennsylvania about to be called which would give presidency to Trump.” In another, he showed a picture of himself, Trump, and a mutual friend captioned: ”The A-Team — headed to the White House.”Some friends were annoyed.One swore at Goldstone and posted the message: ”You helped this disaster happen when you know what an idiot (Trump) is. Please forget who I am. We should never have become friends.”This was a few months after the now-notorious meeting Goldstone set up at Trump Tower involving Donald Trump Jr., campaign manager Paul Manafort, and presidential staffer-and-son-in-law Jared Kushner.Goldstone marked a geotag for the visit and posted it on his Facebook page.Email records show he presented the meeting as an opportunity to get information collected by the Russian government. He said the information was dirt on Hillary Clinton gathered in a bid to help Donald Trump, and sent his way via Russian prosecutor and it would be shared at Trump Tower by someone he called a Russian government lawyer.The lawyer in question has denied links to the Kremlin; the Trump team says the meeting was a bust; and the president’s fans are dismissing the episode, alternatively, as a non-story, or evidence of a double-standard against Trump, or a Democratic setup.But Donald Trump Jr. was excited because he replied to Goldstone: “I love it.”An emerging theme on the right is that this was a setup. Some are pointing out that the Russian lawyer posted an anti-Trump social-media message last year, and appeared at a congressional hearing to watch Barack Obama’s Russia ambassador testify.A congressional Republican, Chuck Grassley, has sent a letter to the Department of Homeland Security asking why she was allowed in the country when her permission to travel to the U.S. had expired in early 2016.The farther fringes of the alt-right suggested she may have been sent in to wiretap Trump Tower.The more mainstream right appeared to be coalescing around a more mundane line of response: that the whole thing is a yawn-inducing nothingburger — that people close to the Clinton campaign also reached out to Ukraine or Russia for political dirt.But one Obama White House veteran agrees this looks like a conspiracy — just not the kind Trump’s fans have in mind. Brett Bruen studied Russian influence operations for Obama’s National Security Council following the invasion of Ukraine.He said this resembles a move from the Russian playbook. He calls it the “rope-a-dope” strategy. Often, he says, the rope is a friendly, innocuous-seeming middleman, encouraged to pull a target into conversation.“What at first glance may seem like a fairly amateurish operation and a cast of comedic characters actually is rooted in a much more sophisticated strategy by Russian intelligence to probe a campaign, and see where there may be opportunities or weaknesses that can be exploited,” Bruen said in an interview.“You never come out in a (first) meeting with a potential contact, or in the intelligence world a ‘source’, and put your best cards on the table… They wanted to see whether or not there was a willingness on the part of key members of the Trump campaign to take these kinds of meetings, to be baited.”last_img read more

Qatar Infrastructure Crumble Under Downpour

By Kaitlin JunodRabat – Heavy rain in Qatar this Wednesday revealed structural weakness in the country that is to host the 2022 World Cup. Within mere hours, the Qatar was hit with more than a year’s worth of rainfall, flooding the streets and forcing schools and stores to close.At Hamad International Airport, water poured through passenger terminals. The airport was just opened last year, about six year behind schedule. The Sheraton Hotel met a similar fate, while at the Ezdan Mall a whole section of the ceiling collapsed beneath the deluge, reported BBC. Following the downpour, Prime Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al-Thani ordered an investigation, calling for authorities to bring companies behind the country’s “flawed projects” before the public prosecutor. At least five companies will be subject to inquiry, though their identities are undisclosed at this time.Doha News reported that the city received 80mm of rain from mid-Tuesday to Wednesday afternoon, while the yearly average rainfall is about 74mm. Between 6 am and 3 pm Wednesday, paramedics responded to 250 emergency calls and road traffic collisions.For the 2022 World Cup, Qatar is expected to complete more than $200 billion in infrastructure projects. The country has already reduced the number of stadiums to be built from 12 to eight due to expenses, according to BBC. Human rights groups have criticized the country for abuses against migrant workers in Qatar.Photo: © carolyn_redaelli / Instagram read more

Stocks tick higher after US jobs report hits sweet spot

NEW YORK — Stocks rose Friday morning after a better-than-expected report on U.S. jobs eased worries that the economy is slowing too sharply.U.S. employers added 196,000 jobs last month, more than economists had forecast. More importantly, it gave encouragement to economists who said the prior month’s jobs report, which was shockingly weak, may have been an aberration and that the economy can continue to grow, albeit at a slower pace.The jobs report also hit a happy medium for markets, strategists said. It was neither too low to heighten recession worries nor too high to prod the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates.The S&P 500 has climbed every day this week, though most of the gains were only modest, and it now sits just 1.6 per cent away from its most recent record high, which was set in September.The index has been tacking on more gains since closing out its best quarter in nearly a decade, with a 13.1 per cent rise in the first three months of the year. If the index ends Friday higher, it would clinch a seven-day winning streak, its longest in a year and a half.Stocks around the world have also been climbing as the United States and China say they are making progress on talks to ease their trade war. President Donald Trump said Thursday that the U.S. and China were “rounding the turn” in the talks, which resumed Wednesday in Washington. No details were announced, but Trump said after meeting with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He that “something monumental” could be announced within weeks.Challenges still lay ahead for the market, though, including expectations for the weakest batch of corporate earnings reports in years.KEEPING SCORE: The S&P 500 rose 0.4%, as of 10 a.m. Eastern time. All 11 sectors that make up the index were higher. Energy, health care and technology stocks helped lead the way.The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 57 points, or 0.2%, to 26,441, and the Nasdaq composite gained 0.5%.JOBS REPORT: The stronger-than-expected jobs report helped smooth concerns about the economy, after February’s report initially said just 20,000 jobs were added during the month, which was sharply below the recent pace. The government on Friday revised that number to growth of 33,000.Average hourly earnings rose 3.2 per cent in March from a year earlier, which was weaker than economists’ forecasts. Markets pay close attention to the numbers because while higher wages help workers afford to buy more things, they also crimp corporate profit margins.UPCOMING EARNINGS: Profitability is one of the market’s top concerns as companies line up to begin reporting their first-quarter results next week.Analysts expect companies in the S&P 500 to report a nearly 4 per cent drop in earnings per share from a year earlier, which would be the first decline since the spring of 2016. The expected drop in profits is due almost entirely to weaker profit margins. Analysts are forecasting that revenue grew nearly 5 per cent for S&P 500 companies during the quarter and that they held onto less of each $1 of that revenue as profit than a year ago.BREXIT WOES: Britain’s FTSE 100 rose 0.5% after Prime Minister Theresa May requested a further Brexit extension from the European Union until June 30 to give the U.K. breathing room since it is now scheduled to leave the bloc in just one week.European Council President Donald Tusk proposed a longer time frame, urging the 27 other EU nations to offer the U.K. a flexible extension of up to a year to make sure the nation doesn’t crash out of the bloc in a chaotic and costly way.The CAC 40 in France gained 0.1% while Germany’s DAX was virtually flat.___AP Business Writer Elaine Kurtenbach contributed from Bangkok.Stan Choe, The Associated Press read more

MR slams international critisism

President Mahinda Rajapaksa says international criticism about the impeachment of Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake is unfounded.Speaking to media heads at Temple Trees last night, the President maintained that the impeachment process was fair. He also said that a committee will be appointed to look at constitutional amendments. (Colombo Gazette)

Speaker defends Police action near Parliament

Parliament was also told that there was a fear the protesters may surround Parliament and that was a threat to Parliament. The Speaker said that the protesters were allowed to protest on the side of the road but instead they had protested in the middle of the road. The joint opposition said that several members of Parliament were prevented from leaving Parliament by the Police during the protest.The Speaker said that he never issued instructions to the Police to block any Parliamentarian. Speaker Karu Jayasuriya today defended Police action near Parliament on Saturday during an opposition protest.Jayasuriya told Parliament today that the Police had used tear gas and water cannons to disperse the protest as they had violated a court order. However he said he will not interfere with Police action to provide security to Parliament. The Speaker however said he will meet the opposition to discuss their concerns. (Colombo Gazette) read more

UN envoy Angolan President discuss partnership to consolidate peace

Following their meeting, envoy Ibrahim Gambari told reporters that he had delivered to President Jose Eduardo dos Santos a letter from the Secretary-General, which came in reply to the UN envoy’s request for UN assistance in all phases of the peace process. Mr. Gambari also said he had reported to the President on the work of the UN assessment team which he has been leading in Angola since the 10 June. Discussions focused on “specific ways in which the United Nations can be a partner in consolidating peace here in Angola, promoting national reconciliation, deepening democracy and promoting national reconstruction,” he said. Saying he had been “very well received by the President,” Mr. Gambari reported that they had reviewed the main issues of concern. “We will continue the discussions at the technical level,” he said, adding, “The rest of the team will continue their visit.” The findings of the assessment team will be included in the Secretary-General’s next report to the Security Council on necessary adjustments to the UN presence in Angola. read more

GWI disconnects Berbice schools after 61M water bill owed

The Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) has disconnected its water supply to several schools in Berbice due to the nonpayment of water bills amounting to some $61 million.Among the schools disconnected is the region’s premier secondary institution, New Amsterdam Multilateral School.The Regional Administration of Region Six, for the past three years, has failed to pay the water bills for all government institutions including schools, hospitals and health centres.WI contacted regional officials on Tuesday and informed them of the bill and plans to disconnect the water supply to buildings.However, Regional Executive Officer (REO) Kim Stephens reportedly contended that GWI cannot disconnect the buildings since they are controlled by the Government. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedBerbice schools reconnected after bills partially paid – GWIFebruary 20, 2019In “Business”GWI advises customers to only make payments at its officesJuly 8, 2016In “latest news”GWI wants Region 4 NDC’s to take charge of water bills collectionMarch 12, 2018In “latest news” read more

Top readers comments of the week

first_imgExempt from f.o.i. just proves how corrupt it all isHe received 7,082 green thumbs. 2. On the same article, where Phil Hogan exclaimed that an agency could not be made out of thin air, Fatray Kennedy called for protests, a sentiment which at least 5,355 people approved of. Imagine instead if the outrage on social media and ringing joe Duffy everybody took to the streets in protest.They would be the end of Irish water.3. It was one of our most-read stories of the week and it certainly got you talking. After reading about the poor, young man who got himself into a bit of bother after a bicycle crash, Harygarford noted that: He wasn’t complaining for the first 5 weeks! Tragedy struck a Dublin family this week when a young pregnant woman went into cardiac arrest. She delivered her baby but died shortly after. The newborn had severe brain damage and was being kept alive in a maternity hospital. Because the parents of the child were not married, the father was not deemed the legal guardian and could not make decision about its care or when to turn off life support. The High Court did this instead. Margot Doherty explained the legal situation in her column and Fiona Ward shared her personal story, calling for change:When my baby boy was born he needed emergency surgery. I was in an awful state physically and mentally yet the surgeons would only speak to me and the consent forms were pushed under my nose to sign while my fiance stood beside me. He was completely ignored. He had to relay everything the surgeons said and what I had signed back to me because I was so doped up on painkillers I couldnt remember anything!! It was an awful experience for him things need to change!!Finally, in another poll this week, we asked people about their holiday plans. This answer from Kieran Casey got us all chocked up – sad and happy, all at the same time.Yes I’m going home to beautiful Ireland..Spot any good comments? Send them through to us by email at sinead@thejournal.ie. That was in relation to the cyclist who had an erection for seven weeks but did not present to hospital for five weeks. He received 2,228 thumbs up for the comment. 4. Last Saturday, we shared an image discovered in the 1983 State Papers which showed Penney’s dedication to helping the Irish economy. Kevin Leon Shore was given 2,135 green thumbs for his analysis: If it wasn’t for Penney’s and aldi the people of Ireland would be naked and starving5. Fergal Reid had a fair question – which at least 1,992 wanted to ask as well – on a piece about a ban on ‘clocking car mileage’. This isn’t currently illegal?? Some of the best comments left on the site this week There was much discussion under a poll about how employer’s should treat staff who have recently lost a beloved pet. Hugh Conaghan shared his heartbreak:When my pet Labrador died after 14 years in our family we were devastated.I remember the feeling when my sister contacted me and having to console my mother. It is amazing how they become part of our lives. He was always there at the centre of our attention whether it was running around excited on Christmas morning because we were all up so early or the year he ran off with a full ham and slept for about a day. No I didn’t expect a day off with pay to mourn his loss but I’m not ashamed to admit that I took two at my own expense because I was heartbroken. My Very Easy Method Just Speeds Up Naming.You’re welcome. (YouTube: BBC Comedy Greats)This week’s Burning Question dealt with a fiercely controversial issue. Should you dig down to the second layer of the biscuit tin or chocolate box before the first is finished? You overwhelming said this was a ‘definite no, no’ (Editor’s Note: You’re all mean, joyless Treat Police). But at least you’re not sonny black, who did this to his special someone:I opened a tin of roses last night and took all the ones I like and cello taped the lid back on.I’m going to do the same with a tin of Jacobs USA biscuits tonight.When she finds out she will kill me but it’s too much fun.Readers seemed to really enjoy our science columnist Conor Farrell’s explainer on why Pluto was demoted and is no longer considered a planet (aw!). We, at TJ HQ, equally enjoyed this exchange between Simon Eales and Emily Elephant – for the humour and because we remember the rhyme too.At school we were taught the phrase My Very Easy Method just Speeds Up Naming Planets to remember all 9 of them. How is it done now with only 8?center_img On an article announcing the sad passing of actor Roger Lloyd-Pack (aka Trigger from Only Fools and Horses) many of you recalled your favourite lines from the BBC sitcom. Dee4 got plenty of green thumbs for remembering this line:Trigger: I’ve maintained it for 20 years. This old broom has had 17 new heads and 14 new handles in its time.”RIP, class actor EVERY SATURDAY MORNING we take a look at all the best comments left on the site by our readers over the past seven days.This week there was a lot of talk about Irish Water (again), the CRC (again), losing pets, isolation rooms and fathers’ rights.So here, in no particular order, are the standout comments from the week that was.The top 5 articles which received the most comments this week1. Foxhounds killed after being hit by Iarnród Éireann train (450 comments)2. Revealed: Autistic children locked in unsupervised ‘isolation rooms’ for hours (301 comments)3. Leitrim county councillors vote to ban fracking (269 comments)4. 79-year-old jailed for three months over Shannon protest (235 comments)5. Column: Tragic case of newborn boy highlights unmarried fathers’ lack of rights (230 comments) The 5 most popular comments this weekImage: Flickr/DFPFagan1. The most popular comment this week was simple but it resonated with a huge number of our readers. Leslie Alan Rock, under a story about Irish Water, said: Everyone was delighted that the nine dogs that were on ‘death row’ at Carrick Dog Shelter were saved after our reporter Michelle Hennessy wrote about their tragic stories. Not only did it inspire people to rescue the animals, it also spurred others to help in their own ways.Paul thomas told us:That’s great news after reading that story during the week I set up a direct debit to donate to a dogs trust once a month it’s not much but I hope it helps a little.While, Emma fitz said:Great news, ill happily donate food, blankets, bed etc to any of the people who took in the dogs. I so loved the collie in the first picture. Have a dog like him who is currently asleep on the ‘forbidden’ couch! Well done to all involved.TheJournal.ie revealed the misuse of isolation rooms in some primary schools this week. The government is now reviewing the situation. Jonathan Savino, a parent of an autistic child, had this to say following the shocking account of events:My son has Asd, and to be honest he is awesome, he is also way smarter than most mainstream kids, he has an iq in the 140′s and he is only 5.He has a lot to give the world, and believe it or not our world would be worse off with out autism. Famous people on the autism spectrum include Albert Einstein, Lionel Messi, Nickolai Tesla, Isaac Newton, Daryl Hannah, David Bryne, Gary Numan, probably Kanye West, Thomas Jefferson, James Joyce, Susan Boyle and many more high profile acclaimed academics, inventors, Scientists, artists, sports stars, actors and musicians of note. The truth is this, with out Asd we would be nowhere near as advanced as we are. These children see the world from a whole different perspective to you and I, and think in a way that most are not capable of. They can learn a lot from mainstream kids and mainstream kids can learn a lot from them. Our education system should leave no child behind ever!!!!And no child should be locked in an isolation room/cell ever.Underneath Asd, Asd kids are the same as other children. Imagine how traumatic it would be for your child to be locked in a cell, or for you to be locked in a cell. Don’t think it would be any less traumatic for a child with Asd.I would also like to say that just because some one is different doesn’t mean they shouldn’t be included.last_img read more

Les plus vieilles constructions en bois au monde ont plus de 7000

first_imgLes plus vieilles constructions en bois au monde ont plus de 7000 ansLes premières cultures agricoles du néolithique nous ont livré les plus anciennes structures en bois connues. Situés en Allemagne, ces puits ont plus de 7000 ans. Ils ont été datés grâce à la dendrochronologie, une technique qui utilise les cernes du bois.Il ne s’agit ni d’une tombe, ni d’un temple ou d’une cabane. Les plus vieilles structures en bois connues au monde sont quatre puits retrouvés dans la région de Leipzig en Allemagne. Ils sont l’œuvre des hommes de la culture Rubanée, appelée ainsi à cause du décor en ruban de ses céramiques. Cette culture est la première à avoir maitrisé l’agriculture en Europe Centrale et constitue un des points forts du Néolithique européen. L’équipe de Willy Tegel et Dietrich Hakelberg de l’université de Fribourg a montré par dendrochronologie que l’abattage des arbres utilisés datait d’entre 5206 et 5098 av. JC.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Les puits étaient construits à partir de bois de chênes aussi anciens qu’imposants. Ils ont été abattus à l’herminette, un outil qui ressemble à une hache dont la lame aurait pivoté de 90 degrés. Les traces retrouvées sur le bois montrent des techniques de bucheronnage avancées.  Les chercheurs ont également retrouvé divers objets gorgés d’eau au fond de ces puits comme des restes de plantes, des récipients en écorce, de la corde ainsi que des céramiques richement décorées. Ainsi scellés, ces artefacts sont restés protégés des ravages du temps pendant plusieurs millénaires.La révolution néolithiqueLa sophistication des objets retrouvés nous renseigne sur ce tournant majeur de l’humanité. C’est en effet à ce moment que les chasseurs-cueilleurs d’Europe ont commencé à se sédentariser et à pratiquer l’agriculture. On parle de révolution néolithique, une période pour l’étude de laquelle la dendrochronologie nous fournit de précieux renseignements. La dendrochronologie est une des techniques de datation les plus précises. Elle se base sur les séquences des cernes des arbres. L’épaisseur de celles-ci nous renseigne sur les conditions météorologiques de chaque année et les chercheurs considèrent que sur une bonne durée, généralement 50 ans, les motifs que forme l’alternance des années sèches et des années pluvieuses ne se répètent pas. Il “suffit” alors de caler la séquence des cernes de l’artéfact à dater sur une frise de référence pour savoir à quelle année correspond chaque cerne. Du coup, et c’est le grand défaut de la technique, il est impossible de faire une datation si l’on n’a pas la base de données qui correspond à la région et à l’espèce d’arbre étudiées.Le 23 décembre 2012 à 13:03 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Find Your Aesthetic Unboxing the Persona 5 Take Your Heart Edition

first_imgStay on target It’s about two years late, but Persona 5 is finally out! I’m deep in a stylish JRPG hole as the Phantom Thief Joker, stealing hearts in Tokyo by night and attending classes at Shujin Academy by day. I’ve been excited about Persona 5, and that’s why last June I preordered the “Take Your Heart” Premium Edition. It’s also why I got a PlayStation 4, after that first announcement that the game would be on the new system (but since then I’ve gotten Bloodborne, Ni-Oh, Final Fantasy XV, and Nier: Automata, so I’ve been pretty happy over the last two years of waiting).Seriously, most of the time preordering games is really stupid. But if there’s a legitimate reason to think that a special edition of a game will be sold out at launch, that’s a valid exception. That was my concern with Persona 5, and even if I lucked out and found a The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Special Edition at retail after launch, I don’t regret it. And, since the Take Your Heart edition is going for $175 and higher on Amazon, I think I made the right call.Also, it’s simply a rad collector’s edition, which is why I’m showing you all the stuff that’s in it.Persona 5: Take Your Heart Premium Edition comes in a big cardboard box with a magnetic flap, so it stays shut. It’s a gorgeous package, covered with art from the game, including minor character. And Persona spoilers on the back (I currently have the four characters on the front of the box in my party, and I’m pretty certain the four on the back will be recruited to the Phantom Thieves as the story continues). It’s still cardboard, and while I’ll keep the box to hold trinkets as long as I can, I’m not optimistic about it lasting very long compared with plastic, metal, or wood box.Inside the box, there are some collector’s edition standards: art book, soundtrack, and a steelbox case for the game itself. The art book is on-point, called Persona 5 Art Book: The Aesthetics, and I’m terrified to open it. The cover looks nice, but I’m not going to flip through the art until I play more of the game. I don’t want to be spoiled for plot developments, like certain Persona 4 sequel fighting games’ trailers do with one of the biggest revelations in Persona 4.The soundtrack CD is a plain disc in a cardboard sleeve, with Igor’s weird prison guard assistants, Justine and Caroline. Maybe they’ll grow on me, but so far they’re irritating compared with Elizabeth or Margaret. Stupid kids.I’m not a fan of steelbook cases, but the Take Your Heart case is striking. It’s the same mix of white, black, and red as the art book, but the shading of the art is just the bare metal, making it look shiny and eye-catching. It’s a good design.The Take Your Heart edition comes with two big bonuses beyond the usual collector’s edition additions. There’s a cute plush of Morgana, the game’s blue-eyed black cat mascot, and party member. It’s adorable, and so far Morgana is pretty strong as Persona 5’s version of Teddie.The other item is a Shujin Academy book bag. It’s a reproduction of the bag the protagonist uses and carries Morgana around in. It looks close to the game’s bag, but it isn’t a very robust or sturdy accessory. It’s all-nylon, and while it can probably hold up as a gym bag, I wouldn’t stuff it full of big or heavy things. It’s also pretty simple, with only one large pocket, a fairly thin lining, and no padding. It is big enough to hold the box it came in, at least.The Take Your Heart Premium Edition retailed for $89.99, though I managed to preorder it for about $75. And at those prices, it’s an excellent collector’s edition. There’s no big statue or figure, but for less than $100 it comes with all of the collector’s edition standard items like a soundtrack CD and art book, plus a nice plushie of Morgana and a decent, if not particularly well-made, Shujin Academy book bag. It’s a shame it doesn’t come with any digital content, though; Persona 5 is getting a ridiculous amount of costume DLC over the next month. And as much as I love Persona 4 I don’t want to spend a few bucks just to dress up my characters in Yasogami High School uniforms. Also, Shujin Academy’s uniform is the best of any school in the Persona series. Black blazer and black-and-purple plaid pants. The Best Wonder Wharf Prizes for Bob’s Burgers FansOpen The Nick Box from CultureFly, Get Amazing Hat last_img read more

Thierry Henry is about to suffer a major setback vs PSG

first_imgWith the terrible season that he’s having right now, AS Monaco manager Thierry Henry will confront his biggest test yet against Neymar and Mbappé’s PSG.If you thought that Thierry Henry is having an unfortunate first experience as a professional manager, you are in for a big surprise because the AS Monaco boss is getting an even worse weekend in Ligue 1.In five matches that the Frenchman has managed after taking Leonardo Jardim’s place in the club, Thierry Henry has lost three and tied two of them with a total of four goals scored and 10 against.This start of the season was supposed to be prodigious for the Arsenal legend, but instead, he has found a club that is on the brink of relegation as they keep sinking on Ligue 1’s 19th position and don’t seem to be getting any better.Just this Friday evening, Henry himself lamented Kylian Mbappé’s departure as he is about to face the French youngster on Sunday when Paris Saint-Germain visits AS Monaco in Ligue 1.This match promises to be a real massacre for the rookie manager, it might even spark the beginning of the end for him and his technical staff as one of the most forgettable managerial debuts for any former player in football history.🎙 #ASMPSG pre-match press conference💬 @ThierryHenry”There’s always pressure, whether you’re at the top or the bottom. We know very well who’s coming on Sunday. We’re going to try to make it uncomfortable for them.” pic.twitter.com/aDduXZt4nh— AS Monaco EN (@AS_Monaco_EN) November 9, 2018There is really no way around next Sunday’s match, only a true miracle could give AS Monaco a victory against one of the most impressive clubs in European football today.PSG has a staggering 41 goals in only 12 matches, they have only allowed 7 goals and they have two of the best players in the world at their service.Youngster Kylian Mbappé left Henry’s club two seasons ago, he left a record-breaking €180 million for the club and has only grown exponentially as a player at PSG.In such little time, the teenager has managed to become an integral part for both his club and his country, but his biggest achievement has been France’s second World Cup trophy in history last summer.Mbappé was the biggest revelation of this tournament, he even scored a brace against Argentina in the round of 16 and also got his own goal in the final.PSG, Neymar, Ligue 1PSG ultras sent a warning letter to Neymar Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Brazilian superstar Neymar might play today his first game of the season for Paris Saint-Germain and the team’s ultras have warned him.This Sunday, the youngster comes back to the stadium where everything began and where he started to build the already impressive career that has taken him to inevitable comparisons with players like Neymar, Lionel Messi, and Cristiano Ronaldo.📷🔙🏋️‍♂️PSG get back to business at the Ooredoo Centre 💪 #ASMPSG🔴🔵 #AllezParis pic.twitter.com/DQNEAQrZP5— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) November 8, 2018Thierry Henry will most certainly dread every single moment in which the young player touches the ball next Sunday, he knows that his future at Monaco is hanging by a thread and he is obviously expecting that the French champions come with everything they got to win.We are still wondering why Thierry Henry believed that taking this job as the Monaco manager was a good idea, a club that is clearly decreasing its competitive gene in the last couple of seasons and has only worried about selling their most impressive players to the highest bidders on the European market.Thierry Henry should’ve given it a little more time to think things over, or maybe even demanded some great signings for the winter in order to at least save the season.AS Monaco is in a very tight spot right now, a painful defeat against Paris Saint-Germain is almost a certain thing at this point and the club’s board of directors would make a terrible mistake if they sacked Henry from his position so early during his spell.It’s sad to see this situation from a distance, because the Frenchman is a fan favorite and everybody was expecting him to succeed on his first experience as a manager.💬 “We must try to find the right path. We know what we need to focus on and we have to try to remain positive.” @ThierryHenry #ASMCLU pic.twitter.com/8cpqBMgzAy— AS Monaco EN (@AS_Monaco_EN) November 6, 2018What do you think about Thierry Henry’s unfortunate situation at AS Monaco? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

1 charged 2 transported 14 treated on scene after fight at Miami

first_imgTwo @MiamiNorlandSHS female students were engaged in physical altercation. Third student discharged an irritant, impacting those in immediate vicinity. Affected students being treated as a precaution. Disciplinary action forthcoming against those involved. School is safe.— Alberto M. Carvalho (@MiamiSup) May 8, 2019“It was quiet, and then everybody was loud,” student Alejandra Albandra said.Investigators said the student who discharged the irritant will be arrested and charged accordingly.The two female students who started the incident will face disciplinary action in accordance with the District’s Code of Student Conduct, police said.The two students transported were taken to local hospitals as a precaution and have since been released.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. MIAMI GARDENS, FLA. (WSVN) – One student will face a battery charge for spraying an irritant into the air after two students were transported and 14 others were treated following a fight at Miami Norland Senior High School.Miami-Dade Fire Rescue arrived to the school in the area of Northwest 11th Avenue and 193rd Street just after 12:30 p.m., Wednesday.“With irritants, it’s typically scratching in the throat, watery, itchy eyes,” a paramedic said.7SkyForce HD flew over the scene where several fire rescue and police vehicles could be seen parked in front of the school.Deshaun Griffin, 19, said he saw an orange powder, and then he felt ill.“It ended up going to half my face, so like my face is still numb, but when it happened, my face was burning, and I couldn’t see out of one eye, and I felt dizzy. It was just real crazy,” Griffin said while holding an ice pack to his face. “I don’t know why she would do that because you don’t know what people have out here. You don’t know if people have asthma. You don’t know what’s their medical history.”Miami-Dade County Public Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho said the cause for the students falling ill was due to an “irritant” being sprayed by a student while two others were fighting inside of the school’s gym. last_img read more

Presidents Pledge Accelerated Effort to End Veteran Homelessness

first_imgThe federal government has made significant progress in the fight to end veteran homelessness despite failing to meet President Obama’s pledge to eliminate the problem by the end of 2015.Veteran homelessness has dropped 47 percent since 2010, when Obama set his goal. And since the beginning of 2015, about 30 cities and counties have met federal benchmarks signaling progress in housing homeless veterans.“We knew that those were all going to be tough goals to achieve,” Ann Oliva, deputy assistant secretary for special needs at the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), told Stars and Stripes. “But we thought they were doable, and if we made the right policy decisions and had the right data and resources we needed, we could [make] progress, which is what we did,” she said.The president’s pledge was followed by a sharp increase in federal resources to address the issue. Congress has allocated an average of $67 million for a voucher program to house homeless veterans over the past five years.“When it was announced that the goal was to end veteran homelessness in five years, I think that was taken by everyone as, ‘Can we actually do that?’” said Randy Brown of the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans. “But that goal and the serious efforts to put a plan behind it and put resources behind it changed the landscape from managing homelessness to actually ending homelessness,” Brown said.One reason the federal government — primarily HUD and the Department of Veterans Affairs — has fallen short is that more veterans are becoming homeless than officials had estimated when Obama announced his goal, Oliva said.“We thought it was going to decrease over time,” she said. “That didn’t play out the way we thought it would.”Another factor is the lack of affordable housing, according to the story. HUD and the Department of Veterans Affairs recently announced they would provide $39 million for the first half of 2016 to house about 5,300 veterans. Since the federal voucher program began in 2008, the government has awarded 85,205 vouchers.“Certainly we’re on the right path,” Oliva said. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more