Red Sox pinch-hitters come up clutch again in World Series

first_imgWill you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Moreland hit a three-run homer off Ryan Madson in the seventh inning and Devers singled home Brock Holt with the tiebreaking run in the ninth.Boston’s pinch-hitters have come up big all Series. Through the first four games, they are 6 for 18 (.333) with two home runs and seven RBIs. The Red Sox are batting .218 overall.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“The bench has been the key to our entire playoffs,” slugger J.D. Martinez said. “The guys that no one expects are the ones who are delivering. It is unreal.”Moreland’s homer to right field on a first-pitch changeup from Ryan Madson was Boston’s second pinch-hit homer in the World Series. The 1959 Dodgers and 1975 Red Sox are the only other teams with multiple pinch-hit home runs in the same Fall Classic. Not bad for a team that hit only two pinch-hit homers during the course of a 162-game regular season. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Moreland joins Bernie Carbo (who had two in 1975), Bobby Kielty (2007) and Eduardo Nunez (Game 1 this year) as Boston players who have homered in a World Series game as pinch-hitters.“With the way we play, we’re constantly trying to get some guys on base, put pressure on the other side. So we got that chance right there,” Moreland said after hitting his third World Series home run. “I saw him throw a couple of changeups to Jackie (Bradley Jr.) up in the zone. I decided, why not sit on that one first pitch? And when he threw it, I saw it pretty good, and put a good swing on it.”It was Moreland’s fourth career postseason homer but first as a pinch-hitter. Prior to that swing, Moreland was batting .250 this postseason (4 for 16) but was 1 for 6 in a pinch-hitting role.Devers was batting .276 (8 for 29) for the postseason, and Saturday night was only the third time he has been brought in off the bench. After Holt doubled off Dylan Floro with one out, Devers laced a 2-0 changeup to center, scoring Holt for a 5-4 lead, and the Red Sox went on to score five runs in the ninth.The third baseman, who turned 22 on Wednesday, became the youngest player in World Series history to have a pinch-hit, go-ahead RBI in the ninth inning or later. The last player younger than 23 to deliver a pinch-hit RBI in the Fall Classic was Pittsburgh’s Milt May in 1971 against Baltimore.ADVERTISEMENT View comments LATEST STORIES “I was just ready for my moment to come, whenever that may be,” Devers said. “Being in the National League, you’ve got to be ready from the first inning with obviously the pitchers hitting. So I just wanted to be ready for whatever the situation was.”Red Sox hitting coach Tim Hyers said Boston’s bench success can mostly be attributed to first-year manager Alex Cora and the way he has been able to keep everyone involved by always communicating to players about when they will be used during a game.“He just has a way of giving them confidence by telling them, ‘I am going to use you here, be ready, be prepared’ and then it happens,” Hyers said. “They are prepared and have confidence when they walk out to the batter’s box because the manager has prepared them to go out and show.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump assails Roberts’ moves in Dodgers’ 9-6 loss to Red Sox Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Boston Red Sox’s Mitch Moreland watches his three-run home run during the seventh inning in Game 4 of the World Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, in Los Angeles. Left is home plate umpire Chad Fairchild and Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Austin Barnes. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)LOS ANGELES — Boston’s bench is a big reason why the Red Sox are one win from their fourth World Series title since 2004.With the Red Sox regulars being held in check by the Los Angeles Dodgers, it was pinch-hitters Mitch Moreland and Rafael Devers who came up with huge at-bats as Boston rallied for a 9-6 victory Saturday to take a 3-1 lead in the Series.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plumlast_img read more

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Businessman remanded on narco possession, bribe charges

first_imgRemanded: Marlon JarvisA hotelier on Monday appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts to answer to the charges of possession of narcotics and bribery.Forty-four-year-old Marlon Jarvis denied the three charges instituted against him. The first charge stated that on April 3, 2019, at Tabatinga, Lethem, Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo), he was found with 53.4 kilograms of cannabis in his possession for the purpose of trafficking. It is also alleged that on the same date, he was found with 1.59 kilograms of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking. Another charge detailed that Jarvis gave his friend, Samuel Trotman, the sum of $180,000, who claimed he could have the narcotics charge dropped.The defendant’s attorney, Jermone Khan, told the court that his client received a call from his friend, Trotman, who told him that he got into trouble with the police. He then asked the defendant to bring the money, which he would use to bribe the police. However, when Jarvis showed up with the money, he was arrested.Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield told the court that on April 3, ranks from Lethem Police Station went to an unfurnished flat structure at Tabatinga and conducted a search when a man was seen running from the premises and made his good escape.Police ranks further investigated the matter where Jarvis, the owner of Marlon’s and Sons Hotel, was arrested.The prosecutor further stated that police ranks were conducting an interview with Trotman when he received a call from Jarvis, who stated that he would bribe the police with $1.2 million for the drugs to be returned to him.Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan remanded Jarvis to prison and transferred the matter to Lethem Magistrate’s Court. The case will continue on April 18, 2019.last_img read more

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Overdue travelers found on Pine River

first_imgPhoto : The three overdue travelers (on the left) were rescued by Jason Gordon (far right) and Andrew Spencer (second from right) – Christine Rumleskie/Energeticcity.caThree men that were reported missing were found on the Pine River on Friday afternoon. The three relatives left the Taylor boat launch at around three o’clock Thursday afternoon. They were last seen in a red 20-foot river jet boat. The relatives told their family members that they were heading up the Pine River and were planning to be back at around 9 o’clock.- Advertisement -But, they failed to get in contact with their family. The group, who are all from the Charlie Lake area, hit a sandbar around a kilometre up the Pine River. The boat was stuck, so the three men camped out alongside the river. They said they didn’t get much sleep because of the storm, but they had plenty of food and water to sustain them through the night. The group says the built a campfire to keep them warm. On Friday morning, ground and air rescuers searched the area. Volunteer searchers Jason Gordon and Andrew Spencer ended up finding the group, and the group returned to Peace Island Park around 1 o’clock Friday afternoon. The identity of the travelers has not been released by the RCMP.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Senior men’s basketball team commence CBC training

first_imgThe Guyana Amateur Basketball Federation (GABF) has shortlisted 15 players to commence training at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall for the Senior Men’s Caribbean Basketball Confederation (CBC) Championships scheduled for Suriname.The men’s team which defeated Barbados 2-1 over the weekendThis squad which comprises mainly players who participated in the just-concluded best-of-three CBC warm-up series against Barbados Men’s will train from 19:00h on weekdays and from 07:00h on the weekends.The squad reads: Stanton Rose, Harold Adams, Orland Glasgow, Shaine Webster, Ray Victor, Anthony Moe, Travis Burnett, Felix Hamilton, Travis Belgrave, Denzel Devonish, Timothy Thompson, Akeem Crandon, Kevon Wiggins, Nikkoloi Smith and Terron Welch.The Head Coach is Junior Hercules; Dennis Clarke is the Assistant Manager/Assistant Coach while Jonas Anestal is the team’s Physiotherapist and Physical Conditioner. Nigel Hinds is the manager.The final team will be announced on Wednesday, June 20 and will depart for Suriname on Friday, June 22 and return to Guyana on Sunday, July 1.Meanwhile, the women’s team were named on Tuesday; they will compete in Suriname from June 15 to June 22 in the same event.last_img read more

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Why flu flourishes in cold, dry weather

first_img“We know one of the largest factors is kids in school; most of the major epidemics are traced to children,” said Dr. Jonathan McCullers, a flu researcher at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis. “But that still does not explain wintertime. We don’t see flu in September and October.” As for the crowding argument, McCullers said, “That never made sense.” People work all year round and crowd into buses, subways and airplanes, no matter what the season. Reading a paper published in 1919 in the Journal of the American Medical Association on the flu epidemic at Camp Cody in New Mexico, he came upon a key passage: “It is interesting to note that very soon after the epidemic of influenza reached this camp, our laboratory guinea pigs began to die.” At first, the study’s authors wrote, they thought the animals had died from food poisoning. But, they continued, “a necropsy on a dead pig revealed unmistakable signs of pneumonia.” Palese bought some guinea pigs and exposed them to the flu virus. Just as the paper suggested, they got the flu and spread it among themselves. So Palese and his colleagues began their experiments. By varying air temperature and humidity in the guinea pigs’ quarters, they discovered that transmission was excellent at 5 degrees Centigrade, or 41 degrees Fahrenheit. It declined as the temperature rose until, by 30 degrees Centigrade, or 86 degrees Fahrenheit, the virus was not transmitted at all. The virus was transmitted best at a low humidity, 20 percent, and not transmitted at all when the humidity reached 80 percent. The animals also released viruses nearly two days longer at 41 degrees Fahrenheit than at a typical room temperature of 20 degrees Centigrade, or 68 degrees Fahrenheit.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsAs long as flu has been recognized, people have asked, “why winter?” The very name, “influenza” is an Italian word that, some historians proposed, originated in the mid-eighteenth century as “influenza di freddo,” or “influence of the cold.” Flu season in northern latitudes is from November to March, the coldest months. In southern latitudes, it is from May until September. In the tropics, there is not much flu at all and no real flu season. There was no shortage of hypotheses. Some said flu came in winter because people are indoors; and children are in school, crowded together, getting the flu and passing it on to their families. Others proposed a diminished immune response because people make less vitamin D or melatonin when days are shorter. Others pointed to the direction of air currents in the upper atmosphere. But many scientists were not convinced. Researchers in New York believe they have solved one of the great mysteries of the flu: Why does the infection spread primarily in the winter months? The answer, they say, has to do with the virus itself. It is more stable and stays in the air longer when air is cold and dry, the exact conditions for much of the flu season. “Influenza virus is more likely to be transmitted during winter on the way to the subway than in a warm room,” said Dr. Peter Palese, a flu researcher who is professor and chairman of the microbiology department at Mount Sinai Medical College in New York and the lead author of the flu study. Palese published details of his findings in the Oct. 19 issue of PLoS Pathogens. The crucial hint that allowed him to do his study came from a paper published in the aftermath of the 1918 flu pandemic, when doctors were puzzling over why and how the virus had spread so quickly and been so deadly. last_img read more

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Transfer news: Watford star isn’t being distracted by rumours, insists agent

first_img Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star REVEALED REVEALED Latest Premier League Stories no dice Watford star Roberto Pereyra was Man of the Match for Argentina against Mexico. Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January tense Watford star Roberto Pereyra is not distracted by interest from Chelsea and Italy football clubs, according to his representative.The midfielder has been in fine form for the Hornets this season and he has already scored five Premier League goals. gameday cracker shining REAL DEAL Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City center_img Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won 1 whoops The 27-year-old’s performances have reportedly attracted interest from Chelsea, while clubs in Italy are tracking him too.But the Argentina international’s agent, Sergio Furlan, has moved to pour cold water on the idea of his client moving now.“The interest from top clubs is obviously pleasing, but right now he is only thinking about Watford,” Furlan told Tuttomercatoweb.“He wants to keep doing well for his team, but at the same time it’s normal that every player wants to improve his professional condition. Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card deals Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? huge blow Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury “He missed Italy a fair bit at first. He arrived in Udine when he was 20. The Pozzo family watched him grow, so there’s esteem between both parties.“He grew up in Serie A and won things at Juventus, so it’s obvious that he’s remained tied to Italy.”last_img read more

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DD Fitness: Belly fat and the dementia link

first_imgA new study on over 5000 Irish people has found that there is a link between excess belly fat and dementia.This come of the back of numerous previous studies that have linked being obese with other obesity-related diseases such as;• Heart disease• Certain cancers• Stroke• Diabetes• Gallstones• Osteoarthritis• Certain Breathing problems • And even Gout There has been an argument going around Online, on the different forums.The idea is that you can be overweight or obese and also fit and healthy.While you may be able to be Obese and fit for exercise, there is no doubt anymore that if you are overweight or obese, you ARE NOT healthy.In fact, the longer you spend in obesity, the higher your chances of contracting one or more obesity related diseases.I can sound like a broken record sometimes, but with over 50% of over 50-year olds being classed as ‘centrally obese’, where they are holding excess fat around their abdomen areas, the message has to keep being said. Dementia is on the rise. It is set to increase from 24.3 million in 2001 to 81.1 million by 2040.Obesity, as we already know is rising year on year.With this new study showing a direct correlation between the 2 of them, I think it is something that we need to be taking seriously.Taking action to combat the 2 can be as simple as becoming more active.Being more active has been shown to help brain function in older adults. This can be a mix of physical activity and cardiorespiratory fitness.Eating more fruit and veg, drinking more water, eating more protein and keeping carbs to healthier, wholefood sources can help to improve your diet and will help with your weight. Having a mix of exercise and good nutrition is the best way to help improve your health, weight and decrease your risks of obesity-related diseases.It doesn’t have to be excessively strict or over complicated, you just need to start slow and gradually build these better habits into your daily routine.Walking, cycling, swimming, hill walking, hiking, dancing and even cleaning the house can all be great ways to increase your activity levels and they are all free.The main thing is to start.So, get up, get a step tracker and start being more active throughout the day.Your body and mind will thank you for it.#leanin2018 DD Fitness: Belly fat and the dementia link was last modified: August 11th, 2018 by Emmet RusheShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Live updates: Raiders collapse, Colts win 42-28

first_imgClick HERE if you’re having trouble viewing the gallery on your mobile device. Get live updates, news and analysis Sunday at 1:05 p.m. when the struggling Raiders host the Indianapolis Colts at the Coliseum.The Raiders, coming off a bye following a 28-3 loss in London to the Seahawks, will try to get back on the winning track after shipping out their top receiver, Amari Cooper. The two-time Pro Bowl receiver was traded to the Cowboys for a first-round pick.Also, Oakland will be …last_img

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Photo library: Buildings and structures 19

first_img{loadposition tc}Click on a thumbnail for a low-resolution image, or right-click on the link below it to download a high-resolution copy of the image.» Download Buildings & Structures contact sheet (1.1MB) » Download full image library contact sheet (10.5MB) Durban, KwaZulu-Natal province: Interior of the Durban International Convention Centre.Photo: Hannelie CoetzeeMediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Durban, KwaZulu-Natal province: Interior of the Durban International Convention Centre.Photo: Hannelie CoetzeeMediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Durban, KwaZulu-Natal province: Interior of the Durban International Convention Centre.Photo: Hannelie CoetzeeMediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Durban, KwaZulu-Natal province: Interior of the Durban International Convention Centre.Photo: Hannelie CoetzeeMediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Durban, KwaZulu-Natal province: The Durban International Convention Centre.Photo: Hannelie CoetzeeMediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image BUILDINGS AND STRUCTURES 19: {loadposition bd}Having trouble downloading high-resolution images? Queries about the image library? Email Janine Erasmus at janinee@mediaclubsouthafrica.com.last_img read more

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Nikon to nurture young photographers

first_imgNikon Africa Trust will raise funds to help nurture Africa’s future top photographers. (Image: Bongani Nkosi) The trust is hoping to raise funds from the handmade bracelets. (Image: Nikon Facebook Page) MEDIA CONTACTS • Marli van Schalkwyk Media Liaison Nikon +27 11 466 2500  RELATED ARTICLES • Photoafrica shows Africa’s cityscapes • Bieber wins top press photo award • Show your support for João Silva • Business school to expand in AfricaBongani NkosiThe newly launched Nikon Africa Trust promises to help produce top photographers from the continent’s disadvantaged communities.Nikon South Africa made the announcement on 13 July. The group described its new initiative as a goodwill venture designed to “provide a professional future” for talented young photography students who could otherwise not afford to pay for advanced training.Coordinator Robin Malherbe explained in an interview that the trust will fund training organisations based in targeted communities.“We won’t have any schools ourselves, but we’ll partner with other organisations that provide photography training,” Malherbe said.Mentorship and trainingThe trust will raise funds to bankroll the identified community projects. Besides photography training, Nikon said the initiative will also focus on mentorship for organisations and students alike.The company will provide hi-tech equipment, including modern digital cameras, to the organisations.Umuzi Photo Club, an organisation focusing on developing photography skills among young people in South Africa’s townships, recently became the trust’s first beneficiary.Umuzi founder David Dini confirmed Nikon South Africa’s donation of a kit containing a camera, two lenses, a jacket and a bag.The equipment is being used by Floyd Vilankulu, a 24-year-old from the Johannesburg township of Alexandra. Vilankulu aims to forge a career as a professional photographer.“We do work with high school kids, but with his ambitions we thought he’d be an excellent candidate for the Nikon kit,” said Dini.The trust’s goal is to produce both photojournalists and specialist photographers, who might even become household names in the profession.“In time we anticipate that many of our students will not only earn a sustainable living through their photography, but also receive recognition as skilled photographers and photojournalists through capturing and showcasing the beauty and diversity of our continent and its people,” Nikon South Africa’s CEO Stefan van der Walt said in a statement.The industry provides employment for scores of budding and experienced photographers throughout the continent, especially in news media organisations. A number of African specialist photographers, including the likes of South Africa’s David Goldblatt and Peter Magubane, have also earned fame for themselves over the decades.Trust to initiate competitionMalherbe said a photography competition, to be initiated via the new trust, is due to launch in Pretoria townships within weeks and will introduce photography to secondary school pupils.“We encourage school kids to get involved in photography in that way (the competition),” said Malherbe.The trust is focusing on South African projects during the initiative’s early stages “to see how it how works and establish the type of organisations to work with” before it expands into the rest of the continent, according to Malherbe.Bracelets for revenueHandmade bracelets sold at R40 (US$5 83) will be the main source of funding for the trust. They are available from Nikon outlets.The colourful bracelets are made by formerly unemployed women in Khayelitsha, a township on the outskirts of Cape Town.Nikon said all profits generated from the sale of the bracelets will be donated to the trust to ensure that it’s “able to continue creating photographers of the future”.“It takes something as small as buying a bracelet to change someone’s life forever,” said Romi Jacobs, chief brand officer at Nikon South Africa.The trust will participate in other social responsibility projects but the photography scheme remains its primary focus, said Malherbe.last_img read more

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