Angels’ deal for Joc Pederson and Ross Stripling reportedly falls through

first_imgIn the big picture, the Dodgers still need to reduce some salary if they are to stay under the luxury tax threshold after taking on the salaries of Betts and Price. Pederson is set to make $7.75 million after losing his arbitration case, and Stripling will make $2.1 million. That’s nearly $10 million for players the Dodgers no longer need.They have no apparent place for Pederson to play with an outfield of Betts, Cody Bellinger and A.J. Pollock. Chris Taylor and Kiké Hernandez, who can both play the infield as well, also crowd their outfield. Stripling had become more of a swingman than a starter in the Dodgers’ stacked rotation.While that all pointed to the deal still making sense for the Dodgers, there was one theory floated that Angels owner Arte Moreno was frustrated by the delay and pulled out of the deal.Related Articles Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error After the stunning reversal, the Angels were back to where things stood a week ago, with Brian Goodwin as their right fielder until highly regarded prospect Jo Adell is ready.Their rotation depth chart still includes Dylan Bundy, Griffin Canning, Andrew Heaney, Shohei Ohtani and Julio Teheran, with a secondary group including Jaime Barría, Dillon Peters, Felix Peña, Patrick Sandoval and José Suarez. Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter center_img The Angels had been set to trade infielder Luís Rengifo, who now has no apparent spot with the addition of Anthony Rendon to the infield. They were also reportedly going to acquire outfield prospect Andy Pages from the Dodgers. At least one other prospect was expected to go to the Dodgers in the reported agreement. Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone After the Angels waited for days on the drama surrounding the Dodgers’ pursuit of Mookie Betts, the deal they believed they had struck might not be happening at all.The Angels had reportedly agreed to get slugging outfielder Joc Pederson and starter Ross Stripling from the Dodgers after both players were rendered surplus once the Dodgers got Betts and David Price from the Boston Red Sox.However, amid reports of the Dodgers getting Betts and Price in a reconfigured deal on Sunday, there were multiple reports that the Dodgers were no longer trading Pederson and Stripling to the Angels.As of Sunday night, it was unclear whether the deal was dead entirely, or just in need of changes in light of the altered Betts deal.last_img read more

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Kenneth Lee Nulik, Caldwell farmer, June 15, 1926 – Aug. 23, 2013

first_imgKenneth is survived by his wife of 67 years, Esther Joann, their daughters and families, Vicki Morrison, Sheryl and Greg Nickol, Shelley and Gary Coffey,  brother-in-law Jerome Niebaum and wife Judy, 8 grandchildren, Chad, Michelle, Joe, Jennifer, Chris, Heather, Kristian and Hilary, 17 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at the Schaeffer Mortuary Chapel, Caldwell. Kenneth NulikKenneth Lee Nulik son of Joseph and Jennie Misak Nulik was born at home in rural Freeport, KS on December 31, 1926.  He departed this life on August 23, 2013 at the age of 86 years, 7 months and 23 days.Kenneth was raised on a farm 8 miles west of Caldwell , KS attending grade school at King School and graduating high school at Caldwell in 1944.  He enlisted into the  United States Navy that same year and was honorably discharged July 16, 1946.On June 15, 1946 he was united in marriage with Esther Joann Niebaum in Wichita, KS.  To this union three daughters were born, Vicki Lee, Sheryl Lynn, and Shelley Ann.After his discharge from the Navy, Kenneth farmed west of Caldwell, he then became a driller for the oil wells.  After his oil well days, he became employed by the John Deere dealership in Caldwell where he worked as a mechanic and then a salesman. Upon retiring, he resumed farming.Kenneth was an avid horseman belonging to the Caldwell Saddle Club for many years.  He loved to hunt, fish and golf and later traveled with friends in their campers for which many memories were made.He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant brother,  Jackie and his sister JoAnn. Memorials may be given in Kenneth’s name to the Caldwell High School Alumni Association Scholarship Fund or to the Czechoslovakian Cemetery. Interment will be in the Czechoslovakian Cemetery, Caldwell.last_img read more

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WATCH: Gov. DeSantis, Doctors Give Coronavirus Update in Daytona

first_imgGov. DeSantis and doctors at Halifax Health in Daytona Beach are giving an update on coronavirus procedures.last_img

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Riverview Receives $5 Million Donation For Robotic Surgery

first_imgBy Chris Rotolo |RED BANK – The Riverview Medical Center has received a $5 million donation to support the advancement of its robotic surgery program.Timothy J. Hogan, the president of Riverview Medical Center and Hackensack Meridian Health Bayshore Medical Center, said this recent donation from Two River Theater Company founders Joan and Robert Rechnitz is a significant contribution.“This is a truly special display of their financial generosity,” Hogan said in a phone interview. “Joan and Robert have been wonderful supporters of what we do here and continue to play a major role in the process of taking care of this community.”Hogan said the Rechnitz donation will go directly toward aiding the advancement of the medical center’s robotic surgery program, a developing medical technology that offers a less invasive surgical option for patients.“Thanks to this incredibly generous donation, we’re going to be able to increase what it is that we’re capable of doing with this technology,” Hogan added. “Robotic surgery allows our surgeons to have better vision and control over the surgical process which, in turn, produces better clinical outcomes and shorter hospital stays for our patients.”“The medical industry is embracing robotic surgery and so are our patients,” he continued. “It’s becoming a preferred method, because it’s allowing them to experience better care.”Robotic surgery was first introduced at Riverview Medical Center in 2013, when the Rechnitz family provided the initial funding for the facility’s original da Vinci Si Robotic Surgical System.Since implementation, nearly 1,000 patients have been treated using this state-of-the-art surgical equipment, which allows surgeons to make smaller incisions with improved visualization and range of motion.Enhanced visual surgery that previously required patients to be opened up completely are now conducted with minimally invasive techniques, helping patients recover faster and with reduced pain and scarring.The Rechnitz’s most recent donation will allow for upgrades to the medical center’s robotic surgery model, which is referred to as the da Vinci XI.“Both Joan and I are incredibly thankful for the care we receive at Riverview Medical Center and that makes our giving extremely meaningful to us,” Robert Rechnitz said in a statement.Despite their own multimillion dollar donation, the Rechnitz family is calling upon the community for further fundraising by introducing a “giving challenge” that they hope will inspire an additional $5 million to be raised this year.“We do hope the larger community responds to our wish to bring more philanthropic support to the hospital, continuing to ensure it’s a place we can all rely on for the highest quality health care,” Robert Rechnitz added.To learn more about how you can participate in the Rechnitz’s giving challenge, contact Jennifer Smith, senior executive director of Riverview Medical Center Foundation at jenniferl.smith@hackensackmeridian.org.This article was first published in the April 12-19, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

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LONGSHOT HOME RUN KITTEN RELISHES WET CONDITIONS AND WINS $100,000 AMERICAN STAKES BY A HALF LENGTH UNDER TALAMO; HOFMANS TRAINEE OFF AT 14-1 & COVERS MILE ON ‘WET FAST’ MAIN TRACK IN 1:35.30

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (May 6, 2016)–Shifted from turf to dirt late in the afternoon due to unexpectedly heavy rains, Friday’s $100,000 American Stakes went to 14-1 longshot Home Run Kitten, who rallied to take the lead in the shadow of the wire and prevailed by a half length under Joe Talamo. Trained by David Hofmans and owned by Tarabilla Farms, Inc., Home Run Kitten covered one mile on Santa Anita’s “wet fast” main track in 1:35.30.With three late scratches, the American was reduced to a field of six three year olds and up. Breaking from the far outside, Home Run Kitten, who was adding blinkers, was away alertly and sat a comfortable fourth into the Club House turn. Heading to the three furlong pole, he was set down by Talamo and rallied wide-out to just overhaul Little Curlin in the final thirty yards.In just his second-ever try on dirt and first on an off surface, Home Run Kitten was off at 14-1 and paid $30.40, $10.20 and $3.60.“The track feels good,” said Talamo. “It feels great when you win. It’s easy to run on, it’s pretty versatile and you can kind of do what you want out there…This horse has so much confidence. He works so well in the mornings and Dave always keeps him fresh, so I just tried to be a good pilot today.”Originally scheduled to run in last Saturday’s Grade III San Francisco Mile (turf) at Golden Gate Fields, Home Run Kitten, a 5-year-old Kentucky-bred horse by Kitten’s Joy, picked up his fifth win from 18 overall starts. With the winner’s share of $60,000, he increased his earnings to $402,645.“He had a slight temperature the day we were supposed to ship him and with this race coming up, we didn’t want to take a chance,” said Hofmans. “We thought we’d give him a shot in here even if it came off the dirt…His last two or three races were so uncharacteristic and I was totally lost. I had no (explanation) whatsoever.“I even gave him…a few months off, turned him out because we campaigned him so hard and he came back super and stronger, but just ran like hell…I came into this race like ‘Who’s going to show up today?’ Let’s hope he’s back on track because he’s a nice horse, a real nice horse.”Ridden by Martin Pedroza, Little Curlin rallied boldly around the far turn, took over from Si Sage turning for home and finished second, a half length in front of favored Twentytwentyvision. Off at 10 -1, Little Curlin paid $6.80 and $3.40.Last approaching the quarter pole, Twentytwentyvision rallied widest of all and was finishing fast under Rafael Bejarano, but had to settle for third money, finishing 3 ¼ lengths in front of Si Sage. Off at 6-5, Twentytwentyvision paid $2.40 to show.Ohio, the 3-2 second choice in the wagering, stumbled at the break and ended up last under Brice Blanc.Fractions on the race were 23.08, 46.20, 1:10.35 and 1:22.68.Earlier in the day, jockey Santiago Gonzalez, who was seriously injured on March 20 and who returned to the saddle yesterday, got his first winner since being injured when he pointed Prince Valiant (8-5) to victory in the third race for Jack Carava. Gonzalez followed up with his second win in race five, when he guided trainer Mark Glatt’s Big Tire from last to first at odds of 10-1.Santa Anita’s admission gates will open early on Saturday, Kentucky Derby Day, at 7:15 a.m. First live race post time is at 12 noon. Approximate post time for the Kentucky Derby is at 3:34 p.m. PDT.last_img read more

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South African wins Commonwealth Short Story Prize for Africa

first_img6 May 2016South African writer Faraaz Mahomed has been selected the Africa Regional winner for his short story The Pigeon for the 2016 Commonwealth Short Story Prize.“I am an unseasoned writer, who continues to struggle with the insecurities and anxieties of inexperience,” said Mahomed. “Winning the Commonwealth Prize for the African region is more than an accolade, it’s a prompting to continue down this path.”Based on Johannesburg, Mahomed is a clinical psychologist and human rights researcher. His previous writing has been largely academic, reads the Commonwealth Writers website. Mahomed has published articles in journals relating to issues of human rights.He also has fellowships from the University of the Witwatersrand and the University of Johannesburg; and is a former Fulbright scholar. Mahomed would like to write a novel and obtain a PhD on mental health and human rights.“The Africa region included stories on almost every conceivable theme, accentuating the endless complexity and beauty of the continent; a testament to the inexhaustible talent that abounds there,” said Africa region judge Helon Habila.“The Pigeon is a carefully and patiently woven tale about love, lust, guilt, and escape. It illustrates just how, as humans, we will always come short of our ideals, and we must learn to live with that.”The other winners include:Pacific Regional Winner: Tina Makereti for Black Milk from New ZealandAsia Regional Winner: Parashar Kulkarni for Cow and Company from IndiaCanada and Europe Regional Winner: Stefanie Seddon for Eel from the UKCaribbean Regional Winner: Lance Dowrich for Ethelbert and the Free Cheese from Trinidad and TobagoChair of judges, South African novelist and playwright Gillian Slovo, said the winners were all worthy of their award and they “show how well the short story is flourishing in the Commonwealth”.Read short excerpt from The Pigeon: Each morning, for about four months now, I am woken by the same foul, fat pigeon. I am certain that he’s the same one, even though I have no means to prove it. In truth, I have no way to be sure he is a he either. It used to occur to me that maybe he had left something at the window, or inside and was hoping that being here to retrieve it would allow him some release. On most Saturdays, I leave the window open. It makes me feel kind, because I am easing his spirit into the next phase or something of that nature.The Commonwealth Short Story Prize aims to “bring stories from new and emerging voices, often from countries with little or no publishing infrastructure, to the attention of an international audience”.The five winners selected each win £2 500 (about R53 000) each. The overall winner will be announced at the Calabash International Literary Festival in Jamaica on 5 June, and will walk away with £5 000 (about R106 000) in prize money.The 2016 #CWPrize #regional #winners have been announced!Congratulations to the 5 writers.https://t.co/Er1s2Cuuob pic.twitter.com/g38zsfcAuy— Commonwealth Writers (@cwwriters) May 4, 2016 Source: Commonwealth Writerslast_img read more

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Rajnath calls on Mongolia PM; holds bilateral talks

first_imgUlaanbaatar, Jun 23 (PTI) Home Minister Rajnath Singh today called on Prime Minister of Mongolia Ukhnaagiin Khurelsukh and discussed with him a wide range of bilateral issues including border management, disaster management and cyber security.The home minister is on a three-day visit to Mongolia to further strengthen bilateral relations and security cooperation.”Had a wonderful meeting with Prime Minister of Mongolia Mr. @UKhurelsukh today. We discussed a wide range of issues including border management, disaster management & cyber security. Hope these deliberations add to our efforts in deepening India-Mongolia bilateral relations,” Singh said in a tweet.Earlier today, Singh attended the ‘Mini Naadam’ festival organised in the rural areas of Ulaanbaatar.”It was an impressive show of traditional sports and culture in Mongolia,” he said.He also visited the ‘Ger’ of a Nomadic Tribe family in Mongolia.”These people are extremely hospitable in nature. I’m thankful to their warmth and hospitality,” Singh said in another tweet.Yesterday, Mongolia broke ground for the construction of the landlocked country’s first oil refinery with the help of a USD 1 billion loan from India which Singh described as an important milestone in the bilateral ties.Mongolia is seen as an important strategic partner of India and New Delhi wants to realise the huge potential of bilateral relations with Ulaanbaatar.Modi had in 2015 visited Mongolia, the first-ever visit by an Indian prime minister.External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj was also in Mongolia in April this year where she discussed economic cooperation in infrastructure development, energy, services and information technology with her Mongolian counterpart. PTI CPS CPSadvertisementlast_img read more

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a month agoBarkley insists Chelsea have proven they can beat Liverpool

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Barkley insists Chelsea have proven they can beat Liverpoolby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveRoss Barkley believes Chelsea have already shown they can beat Liverpool.The two clubs will meet at Stamford Bridge this Sunday for their second meeting of the season after Liverpool defeated the Blues on penalties in the Super Cup final last month.”Every side is beatable on the day. It just goes down to hard work, putting extra yards in, being clinical as well and a bit of luck. The big games bring the best out of all players,” Barkley told reporters.”As you have seen in the Super Cup final and how well we performed in that game, and we can perform to those levels again on Sunday and hopefully it goes our way.”We are joint-third [in the league on points]. We’re not doing badly. We won at the weekend, scoring goals. We have got a confident bunch of lads in the team. We have got a big game on Sunday and we are confident we can win the game.” last_img read more

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Klopp indifferent about taking a break from league action

first_imgLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp seemed less concerned when asked about taking a break from Premier League action to play in the FA Cup.The Reds travel to the Molineux to face Wolverhampton Wanderers on Monday, on the back of their 2–1 loss to Manchester City in the league last Thursday.Speaking about the lack of opportunity to get an immediate response to the City loss in the league, Klopp said, according to the club’s official website:“I don’t think about things I can’t change too much.”“I don’t know, it’s OK, it’s like it is, we’ve known it for a while, so it’s not that I feel we have to react immediately in the league because that would feel a little bit like we are insecure about ourselves. We don’t know exactly how it will happen.”Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“When the draw came up and we saw Wolves it was like, ‘wow, thank you very much’ and it’s away. Then we played there and it was really difficult. Now we have to go there again and so it’s a really tough draw and nobody was looking forward to it and saying at the moment of the draw, ‘nice game, let’s go there and win’.”“We have Brighton to come after and it is always a tough place to go, they’ve had a fantastic season. Do I want play Brighton directly after Man City? I don’t know, I didn’t think about it.”“We have now between the Premier League games nine days or so, and in between is a very, very tough FA Cup game. I didn’t think about it, it’s OK like it is.”last_img read more

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Cooper Landing Property Inventory Signs

first_imgCooper Landing remains in a SET status due to fire activity. All residents should be SET to evacuate if the situation warrants. If you feel uncomfortable or need additional time, consider leaving before an evacuation notice. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Cooper Landing residents may notice new signs and flagging up around the community. The Incident Command Team has been placing paper plate signs around some properties in the community. All firefighters in Cooper Landing are working to bolster defensible space around structures, to set up water sprinklers, and to improve contingency lines along the power line corridor. Prioritization of the properties arrange them in order of importance relative to each other based on how at risk they are to the fire.center_img Matt Bowers with the Incident Command Team: “They are numbering all of the houses. That numbering system is to help identify houses on map so that as resources go around they’ve got specific locations. So, if you paper plates hanging up that’s what it’s for, it’s an identification of locations.”  The plates are the structure protection crew’s method of identifying specific locations on their maps and not a prioritization of properties. They are asking residents to leave the signs in place to assist crews with their work.last_img read more

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