World Series Game 6: Dodgers vs. Astros, lineups, starting pitchers, game time, TV info

first_imgHouston came up with the right package of prospects to appease Detroit, then had to help sell Verlander on the idea of relocating to Texas. He talked with several people in their organization, Manager A.J. Hinch and pitcher Dallas Keuchel among them, before agreeing to the deal just before the Aug. 31 deadline closed.Flash forward a few months, and the Astros sit one win from their first World Series title while the Dodgers are trying to force a Game 7. A pitcher straight out of central casting, the hard-throwing, award winner with a fierce competitive streak will try to close the deal for Houston while working a stone’s throw from Hollywood.With both bullpens feeling the effects of a World Series that has seen a record-setting 22 home runs (with at least one game still to play), both managers might be inclined to lean on their starters a bit longer in Game 6, and that could play to Verlander’s strengths.The former AL MVP and Cy Young Award winner is no stranger to heavy workloads. He threw at least 110 pitches 13 times during the regular season and once this postseason – 124 in a complete game in Game 2 of the ALCS against the Yankees. Beyond that, the ALCS MVP seems to thrive on the postseason atmosphere. In three career games in which his team had a chance to clinch a postseason series, he is 3-0 with a 0.46 ERA (two starts).“The level of focus and intensity does go up, especially in the playoffs,” he said. “That’s something that you just can’t sustain that over a full season. You can’t focus that much mental energy and physical drain on hanging on every single pitch that way and the crowd and the intensity, that it all encompasses, you just can’t do that every single day out for 34, 35 starts. But as soon as the postseason starts you’re living or dying on every single pitch, and your whole team is living or dying on every single pitch. It changes everything.” THE PITCHERSDODGERS LHP RICH HILL (12-8, 3.32 ERA in regular season)vs. Astros: 3-1, 2.58 ERA (seven starts)At Dodger Stadium: 9-6, 2.23 ERA (22 starts)Postseason: 1-2, 3.72 ERA (seven starts)Hates to face: Josh Reddick, 2 for 3, double, walkLoves to face: Marwin Gonzalez, 0 for 6, four strikeoutsASTROS RHP JUSTIN VERLANDER (15-8, 3.36 ERA in regular season)vs. Dodgers: 2-0, 4.05 ERA (three starts)At Dodger Stadium: 0-0, 4.50 ERA (one start)Postseason: 11-5, 3.07 ERA (20 starts)Hates to face: Joc Pederson, 1 for 2, HRLoves to face: Justin Turner/Yasiel Puig, 0 for 6Related Articles Guest analyst: Dodgers vs. Astros, Game 6 Miller: Dodgers, Astros wearing their emotions on their sleeves … and pretty much everywhere else Astros edge Dodgers in walk-off thriller, lead World Series 3-2 Will the Dodgers’ dreams of ending their 29-year World Series drought be dashed by a player whose first choice was to come play for them or can curveball wizard Rich Hill help them extend this unpredictable, entertaining series to its limits?“These (big games) are what it’s all about,” Verlander said. “These are the moments that you want to be a part of as a baseball player. It’s everything you could ask for. It’s going to be pretty intense.”— Staff reportsWORLD SERIESDODGERS vs. ASTROSWhen: Tuesday, 5:20 p.m.Where: Dodger StadiumTV: Fox/Ch. 11THE LINEUPS Whicker: World Series pitchers have become victims of modern playoff baseball center_img Whicker: Bullpen roulette backfires on Dodgers in bizarre Game 5 loss What intrigue, drama is left for Dodgers in World Series Game 6? THE BACKGROUNDThat Justin Verlander is pitching for the Houston Astros and not the Dodgers on Tuesday night is a story unto itself.Verlander, who had full no-trade protection thanks to his service time with the Detroit Tigers, knew the team badly wanted to trade him this summer as part of a rebuild.Knowing it was probably in his best interest to leave too, the 34-year-old right-hander told them his first choice was the Dodgers. He and fiancée Kate Upton have a home in Beverly Hills, and he knew the Dodgers were well-situated to contend for years to come. The Dodgers, who acquired Yu Darvish from the Texas Rangers in July, weren’t interested in adding another frontline starter. An LA freeway bridge is really rooting for Dodgers to win World Series Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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Bone Has Built-In Shock Absorbers with Molecular Springs

first_imgYour bones have little molecular springs in them that unwind and keep the collagen fibrils “glued” together when stress threatens a fracture.  See the description, with electron micrographs and diagrams, in a press release from UC Santa Barbara. Said co-author Daniel Morse, director of UCSB’s Institute for Collaborative Biotechnologies: “It’s especially exciting for us to find the profound medical significance of our discoveries for human bone.”  He described the discovery of “molecular shock absorbers” providing a kind of self-healing glue holding biological mineralized structures together when studying the abalone shell six years ago.  “It’s truly remarkable to find the same fundamental mechanisms operating in bone,” said Morse.    He noted that these mechanisms give young healthy bone its tremendous resiliency and resistance to fracture, and actually help heal small microcracks soon after they’re formed.   (Emphasis added in all quotes.)(For a related story on marine shells, see 07/26/2004 entry.)  Paul Hansma, physicist at UCSB, noted that while a paper on bone is published every six minutes, little is known about how it works at the molecular level.  New techniques like atomic force microscopy are allowing scientists to see these tiny molecular structures for the first time.  The UCSB paper has achieved the highest resolution images of bone ever published.  Since these safety mechanisms work well in young healthy bone, the new findings may help medical researchers find ways to overcome skeletal problems that often come with aging, including bone brittleness and osteoarthritis.Since no evolutionists believe people evolved from abalones, their only recourse is to wave the magic wand of convergent evolution to explain built-in molecular shock absorbers.  Remember that improbabilities are multiplicative, not additive – and so are credulities.    This story illustrates a difference between living and non-living objects.  In general, the closer you look at an inanimate object, like a rock, the simpler it appears.  For living structures, the complexity keeps apace with the magnification.  Some of the most amazing aspects have been invisible to human perception till recently.  If macroscopic things like an eye gave Darwin cold shudders, he could never have been prepared for the view under the atomic force microscope.  Let’s hope his shock absorbers are in good working order as we envision him collapsing in a dead faint.(Visited 11 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Humble beginnings remember for Hon Dr Rosita Butterfield

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 09 Feb 2015 – The Hon Dr. Rosita Butterfield is laid to rest now, the country’s first woman elected to parliament on the PNP ticket for the constituency of Kew in North Caicos. She was and is a woman who many now know grew through education and politics and business and philanthropic endeavors to be considered a wealthy Turks and Caicos Islander. Current House Speaker, Hon Robert Hall reminded us at the State Funeral last week that it was not always the case; Rosie came from very humble beginnings. “Even after she was married, you may have heard the son speak about coming to Turks and Caicos, living in a trailer – a number of them – and living in a one bedroom. So when one looks at the vast empire they have today, some people think it was always that way, but with their sweat, blood, tears, dedication they really achieved great heights.”Dr. Rosita Butterfield was 78 years old when died on January 10, 2015. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Olive branch extended by Opposition Leader, says it is time for Turks and Caicos leaders to unite Recommended for you TCI Country Leaders condemn vicious memes Related Items:Dr. Rosita Butterfield, Kew, North caicos, pnp, robert hall, state funral Opposition Leader responds to Throne Speech  11 days later; says PDM Govt plan puts TCI in ‘deep doo doo’last_img read more

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Bahamas Tourism cuts staff Minister says to save 1M

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, August 11, 2017 – Nassau – Tourism and Aviation Minister, Dionisio D’Aguilar says he is trying to save $1m a year at the ministry with the layoff of mainly recently recruited staff.    The Minister said 22 people were hired within weeks leading up to the General Elections and that the new hires would cost the country some $750,000 in salaries.Speaking to media about the layoffs, Minister #D’Aguilar explained, “… we are mindful of the fact that people need jobs but we also must be mindful of the fact that the core mission of the Ministry of Tourism is to grow the overall visitor count or the total number of stopover visitors to our country and therefore they bring significant spend to the country and create economic opportunities.   You don’t grow employment by the government hiring more people, you want the private sector to grow and thereby hire more people, that’s the route you need to take.”It was reported that last week 11 people in Grand Bahama were made redundant and that in July 12 people were recalled to Nassau as Tourism combined its Washington, DC and Los Angeles offices with New York and Houston.    The minister accused the Christie Administration of gross spending just before the election and shared, that there were 260 employees when former Minister of Tourism Obie Wilchcombe assumed office in 2012, five years later the staff ballooned by 155% to 403 people.#MagneticMediaNews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#D’Aguilar, #magneticmedianewslast_img read more

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BAHAMAS PUBLIC FORECAST FOR THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT TUESDAY 22ND AUGUST 2017

first_imgMOON                                                     MOONSET:         8:29PM                    MOONRISE:       8:31AM WED. TIDESLOW TIDE:        3:02PM                       3:36AM         WEDHIGH TIDE:       9:15PM                       9:38AM         WEDWEATHER OUTLOOK: PARTLY CLOUDY AND HOT WITH WIDELY SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK:DISORGANIZED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS OVER THE YUCATAN PENINSULA AND ADJACENT WATER AREAS ARE ASSOCIATED WITH THE REMNANTS OF HARVEY. ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO BE CONDUCIVE FOR DEVELOPMENT WHEN THE SYSTEM MOVES OVER THE BAY OF CAMPECHE TONIGHT, AND A TROPICAL DEPRESSION IS EXPECTED TO FORM OVER THE SOUTHWESTERN GULF OF MEXICO ON WEDNESDAY OR THURSDAY…THIS SYSTEM HAS A 90% FORMATION CHANCE THROUGH THE NEXT 5 DAYS. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, August 22, 2017 – Nassau –GENERAL SITUATION:  THE NORTHERN PORTION OF A TROPICAL WAVE PRODUCES SOME UNSETTLED WEATHER ACROSS MOST OF THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS…WHILE A SURFACE TROUGH INFLUENCES WEATHER OVER THE NORTHERN ISLANDS.SPECIAL WARNINGS: …MARINERS SHOULD CONTINUE TO BE ALERT FOR THE POTENTIAL OF WATERSPOUTS……BEACHGOERS AND MARINERS SHOULD ALSO BE ALERT FOR THE HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS ESPECIALLY ALONG NORTHERN AND EASTERN SHORELINES IN THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS…NORTHWEST BAHAMAS WEATHER: PARTLY CLOUDY, HOT AND HUMID WITH ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH TONIGHT.ADVISORY:     …EXPECT GUSTY WINDS AND HIGHER SEAS IN OR NEAR HEAVY SHOWERS OR THUNDERSTORMS…WINDS:      EAST TO SOUTHEAST AT 10 TO 15 KNOTS OVER OPEN WATERS.SEAS:          2 TO 4 FEET OVER THE OCEAN.CENTRAL & SOUTHEAST BAHAMASWEATHER: MOSTLY CLOUDY AND A BIT BREEZY WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.ADVISORY:     A SMALL CRAFT CAUTION IS IN EFFECT FOR THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMASWINDS:      EAST TO SOUTHEAST AT 15 KNOTS OVER OPEN WATERS IN THE CENTRAL BAHAMAS…& 15 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS.SEAS:          3 TO 5 FEET OVER THE OCEAN IN THE CENTRAL BAHAMAS…& 4 TO 6 FEET IN THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS.DAYTIME HIGH TEMPERATURE                  91       °F        33        °C       HEAT INDEX                           °F                    °COVERNITE LOW TEMPERATURE                 79       °F        26        °C       WIND CHILL                           °F                    °C SUN                                                         SUNSET:        7:38PMSUNRISE:        6:47AM WED Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp SHOWER ACTIVITY ASSOCIATED WITH A BROAD TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE NEAR THE NORTHWESTERN BAHAMAS REMAINS LIMITED. ANY DEVELOPMENT OF THIS SYSTEM DURING THE NEXT FEW DAYS SHOULD BE SLOW TO OCCUR WHILE IT MOVES WEST-NORTHWESTWARD. ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS COULD BECOME A LITTLE MORE CONDUCIVE FOR DEVELOPMENT BY THE WEEKEND. THIS SYSTEM HAS A 30% CHANCE OF FORMATION DURING THE NEXT 5 DAYS.FORECASTER: K. WARD-FORBES/AA Related Items:last_img read more

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Temporary amendments to visa application procedures – Bahamas Embassy Haiti

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, August 28, 2017 – Nassau – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes to advise the travelling public applying for visas at The Bahamas Embassy in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, that, with immediate effect, temporary measures have been put in place regarding the issuance of visas by the Embassy.  This was necessary due to technical constraints.While the temporary measure may initially result in minor delays, the Ministry wishes to assure the public that every effort will be made to process applications in a timely manner. All other functions of the Embassy will continue uninterrupted. The Ministry will advise the public in due course when the Embassy resumes its normal visa issuing function.  The Ministry of Foreign Affairs apologises for any inconvenience caused. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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