Make it 17: Indians win 17th straight, beat Orioles

first_imgRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Francisco Lindor homered and Allen finished off another impressive performance for Cleveland’s bullpen, helping the Indians beat the Baltimore Orioles 4-2 on Saturday for their 17th straight victory.“It’s one of crazy those things where you’re just playing good baseball,” said Allen, who earned his 25th save. “We’re not really thinking about it as much as you guys are.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogCleveland’s franchise-record streak is the longest in the majors since Oakland won 20 straight in 2002. The longest streak in baseball history belongs to the New York Giants, who had a 26-game run in 1916, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. The Giants’ streak included a tie, which doesn’t count as a game in baseball.Jay Bruce’s fourth-inning single put the Indians ahead to stay, and Josh Tomlin (9-9) pitched into the sixth to win his fifth consecutive decision. Baltimore rookie Gabriel Ynoa (1-1), making his first start of the season, allowed three runs in 4 2/3 innings. The Orioles were three games out in the wild-card race entering play.Giovanny Urshela’s third-inning double tied it at 1. Carlos Santana scored on Bruce’s single past a drawn-in infield, and then added an RBI double in the fifth.Lindor hit his 28th homer in the seventh.The Indians nearly pulled off two spectacular defensive plays in the first. Urshela, playing second base for the first time in the majors, made a diving stop behind the bag of Manny Machado’s ground ball. Throwing from his back, Urshela nearly got Machado at first.Machado took third on Adam Jones’ single. Mancini hustled down the line to beat a strong throw from shortstop Lindor, who ranged behind second for his grounder.The Indians went 11-0 on a road trip that ended Thursday. Cleveland extended the streak with a 5-0 win Friday in the opener of a 10-game homestand.ROLLING ALONGCleveland slugger Edwin Encarnacion singled in the seventh and has reached base via a hit or walk in 32 consecutive games.FOR STARTERSOrioles right fielder Austin Hays made his first big league start, batting ninth and going 0 for 2. A third-round pick in the 2016 draft, Hays hit .329 with 32 homers and 95 RBIs before his promotion from Double-A Bowie. Messi nets 3, Dembele debuts as Barcelona routs Espanyol “It’s kind of weird, but it’s also a lot of fun,” Tomlin said.The Indians haven’t lost since Aug. 23. They have outscored their opponents 118-30 during the streak, but their latest win was a close one.The Orioles jumped in front on Mancini’s infield hit in the first. It was the first time since Cleveland’s last loss that the Indians didn’t score first.Tomlin was pulled after Tim Beckham’s 20th homer leading off the sixth. Five relievers then combined for four innings of one-hit ball.“They’re a heck of a team, man,” Beckham said. “They have everything they need to win ballgames. You just give it your all and don’t waste any at-bats because you can’t afford to.”ADVERTISEMENT Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ 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 MOST READ NEXT MAN UPCleveland’s winning streak has come with a pair of 2017 All-Stars on the disabled list — ace reliever Andrew Miller (right knee tendinitis) and left fielder Michael Brantley (sprained right ankle). Second baseman Jason Kipnis (strained right hamstring) is also on the DL.“I remember there was a day in here a while back and I said something about this could be our time to shine,” manager Terry Francona said. “Guys get chances that maybe wouldn’t of before.”TRAINER’S ROOMIndians: 2B Jose Ramirez (sore wrist) missed his third straight game. He hit seven homers and drove in nine runs during the team’s unbeaten road trip.UP NEXTBaltimore right-hander Jeremy Hellickson makes his eighth start since being acquired from Philadelphia on July 28. He is 2-3 with a 6.87 ERA with the Orioles. Cleveland right-hander Trevor Bauer seeks to extend his career-long winning streak to nine games. He is 0-3 with a 6.75 ERA in four career starts against Baltimore.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparc End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson A costly, catty dispute finally settled It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Break new ground Cleveland Indians relief pitcher Cody Allen, right, is congratulated by catcher Yan Gomes after the Indians defeated the Baltimore Orioles 4-2 in a baseball game, Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)CLEVELAND — The crowd of 30,459 stood and cheered as Cody Allen fanned Trey Mancini for the final out.Make it 17 in a row for the Cleveland Indians.ADVERTISEMENT Mayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ Winning start View commentslast_img read more

Pingris wants showdown with Ginebra in playoffs

first_imgMargot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Pingris went to as far as comparing the meeting to a championship series.“Every time we face Ginebra, we feel like we’re in the Finals. The history is there with Manila Clasico and a lot of fans are watching.”Pingris, though, will have to wait until the finals for his dream matchup to come true and given that both teams survive their respective quarterfinals and semifinals duels.Meralco’s 104-101 victory over San Miguel in the final eliminations game on Sunday propelled Ginebra to the No. 3 spot and Star to four.The Gin Kings will face the Grand Slam-seeking Beermen in the playoffs, while the Hotshots will have an early rematch with the NLEX Road Warriors, whom they beat 101-93 on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT With the match-ups now set, Pingris’ focus is on Star’s cohesion as it seeks to further develop its teamwork in the quarters with reinforcement Kristofer Acox in tow.“What’s important here is the chemistry we’re building. We changed imports so he needs to understand our games and know that it’s always going to be our defense which will help us win games,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DAY6 is for everybody “Even if we’re twice-to-win, I want Ginebra,” said the energetic forward.Pingris has no problems even if the odds will be stacked against the Hotshots knowing that their team will be tested early, and what better opponent to have than the reigning Governors’ Cup champion to gauge themselves.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“It’s a great feeling to play because you’ll be facing a strong team. If you can’t beat them, how can you be a champion? It’s better to face a strong team early,” he said.Since coach Tim Cone left for the Gin Kings, the Purefoods franchise are 4-10 against its fierce rival and has lost its last four duels. View comments PBA IMAGES“To be the best, you have to beat the best.”And that’s exactly what Marc Pingris wants Star to do as he wishes for a collision course with defending champion Barangay Ginebra in the playoffs.ADVERTISEMENT 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 How to help the Taal evacuees OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Fajardo takes blame for SMB loss to Bolts In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide LATEST STORIES It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READlast_img read more

Alli double gives Tottenham first win at Chelsea in 28 years

first_imgJudy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ “There was great frustration to concede a stupid goal in this way, instead of putting this ball in the stand,” Conte said. “Maybe I wanted to play in that moment and to shoot the ball.”It encapsulated a season of irritation for Conte, whose last chance of silverware is in the FA Cup. Like Tottenham, Chelsea is through to the semifinals where it faces Southampton later this month.“I don’t want to create problems,” Conte said, when asked to explain Chelsea’s predicament — seemingly mirroring the decline after winning the title in 2015 with Jose Mourinho being fired.Once again, the future of Chelsea’s manager is very much in doubt. It seems unlikely even lifting a cup can save Conte, given the team’s collapse from champions to sixth place with seven games remaining.It was only 10 games ago that Chelsea was in second place and seven points ahead of fifth-place Tottenham.Now after winning at Chelsea for the first time since Gary Lineker scored in a February 1990 game, Tottenham is in pole position to qualify for the Champions League for a third consecutive season.And all the hard work was achieved with Kane on the bench. Tottenham’s top-scorer only featured in the final 20 minutes after his right ankle made a rapid recovery from the ligament damage sustained three weeks ago.“After 28 years to win again at Stamford Bridge, I think is a massive thing for our fans,” Pochettino said. MOST READ Joshua pressed for time to secure Wilder unification fight 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Signed by Tottenham from Milton Keynes Dons in 2015 for only five million pounds (now about $7 million), Alli has 36 goals and 25 assists in 100 Premier League games.“Sometimes we lose the focus that he is only 21 years old,” Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino said, “and sometimes there is too much expectation on his shoulders.”The expectation was even greater on Sunday with top-scorer Harry Kane starting on the bench after three weeks out injured, and with Alli’s recent struggles under the microscope.Alli’s place in England’s World Cup squad was even questioned after playing just 22 minutes of two friendlies in the international break.“He needs to win the trust and confidence of the national team manager again,” Pochettino said. “The only way to win trust and confidence is to play like he did today.”ADVERTISEMENT Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. With two goals, the Tottenham midfielder answered his critics and ended his team’s 28-year victory drought at Chelsea.By coming from behind to win 3-1 in west London, Tottenham extended its lead over Chelsea for the fourth Champions League place to eight points and left the Premier League champions facing a season out of Europe’s top competition.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“I am sure people will still be disappointed with the way I have played,” Alli said. “They will have plenty to say.”If so, they’ll lose sight of just how much Alli has already achieved while still so young. Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback LATEST STORIES Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Tottenham’s Dele Alli celebrates after scoring his side’s second goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge stadium in London, Sunday, April 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)LONDON — Cupping his ear to the Chelsea fans hurling abuse and flipping fingers, Dele Alli savored the moment.Twice at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, inside four minutes.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew It was going to take something special to eclipse the exploits of Christian Eriksen, and to spare the blushes of Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris who flapped at a cross to allow Alvaro Morata to head Chelsea in front.Eriksen’s equalizer came in first-half stoppage time — a powerful, swerving strike from 25 yards.“He’s a magician with the ball,” Alli said.While Eriksen’s shot flummoxed goalkeeper Willy Caballero, the pace and movement of the visitors troubled the entire Chelsea team in the second half.A combination of Eric Dier’s vision and Alli’s technique sent Tottenham into the lead in the 62nd minute.Dier launched a high ball from inside his own half over the Chelsea defense. Alli brought it down with one touch and used his second to lift the ball past Caballero.Chelsea was reeling. The task got even harder after failing to close down a Tottenham counterattack in the 66th minute.Dier and Eriksen broke forward and fed Son Heung-min, who cut in from the right and forced Caballero off his line. The goalkeeper did block Son’s route to goal but the South Korean recovered the ball. Caballero made another intervention but Andreas Christensen failed to adequately clear and Alli pounced for his eighth goal of the season.“He’s so strong, he’s a fighter, very competitive,” Pochettino said. “There is a lot of pressure on his shoulders. He has nothing to show to me or to us.”It wasn’t a sight Antonio Conte wanted to see. The Chelsea manager was left to kick water bottles in anger on the touchline. In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View commentslast_img read more

Konneh Hopeful of Being Elected 1st Veep of LFA

first_imgAspiring first vice presidential candidate at the forthcoming LFA elections, Sekou Konneh, has said that he is hopeful of being elected to the position.“The reason is that stakeholders are aware of my ability to make things happen and things will happen for the good of Liberian football,” Konneh said in an interview with the Daily Observer yesterday.The BYC president said, “In the last election, it was highly said that former players should be considered to be part of the administration and therefore that idea was encouraged.“But now the stakeholders can now evaluate the result of that idea and frankly I think it is time that as a sports administrator I take my proper place.”Konneh who once coached Bodyworks FC, formerly of the Central Monrovia LFA Sub-committee and presently president of champion club, BYC, said Liberian football needs his wealth of knowledge to take the game to a higher level.“For a long time we have wished for an U20 and U17 teams to better represent our country,” Konneh said, “we have not been able to develop them and it is about time I join the administration to help Liberian football and particularly the youths.”He said as part of the administration, he would encourage transparency and ensure that among other things, there are referees assessors to encourage fair-play.“The administration needs a new dynamism to get things move forward,” Konneh, who is also assistant professor of anthropology and chairman of the department of sociology and anthropology at the University of Liberia, said.“I am a task center where things are prioritized,” Konneh said. “The position of first vice president demands someone whose wealth of experience is respected by all and sundry.”As president of BYC, he has encouraged the players to play the game and go to school, so that when the soccer days are over, the knowledge gained from their education would take over.Candidate Konneh brought up ex international players, Dionysius Sebwe, (now deputy minister of youth and sports), Thomas Kojo, recently announced as coach of the national team, and many other players, who became super stars in their careers and headed Invincible Eleven in an interim administration.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Ramstad crowned Links Champion

first_imgFinally, in the Women’s Long Drive, Valerie Unruh’s drive of 208 yards won her the title of longest drive. Ramstad, playing in the Championship Flight, defeated Ritchie Hosker by a single stroke to win the two-day event.Winning the First flight was Sheldon Wheeler, while Adam Krueger took Flight Two, and Justin Taylor Flight Three.The weekend also included an event which featured a combination of muscle and technique in a Longest Drive Contest.- Advertisement -In the 25 and Under category, Adam Krueger smashed a drive 308 yards for first place.In the 26-49 category, Ritchie Hosker placed first with an impressive drive of 317 yards, while in the 50 plus division, Sheldon Wheeler sent the ball on a 287 yard flight, to take first place.The ladies also hit the course throughout the tournament, where Jan Jorven emerged as the Women’s Club Champion.Advertisementlast_img read more

Youngster Thiong’o picks December Award

first_imgHe began the season by assisting Max Ravel’s lone goal against KCB FC at home in Bukhungu Stadium before netting one and setting up two in the 3-0 thrashing of AFC Leopards at the same venue.Kakamega Homeboyz attacking midfielder Peter Thiong’o has been named the December SportPesa/LG Player of the Month. Photo/SJAKHe also found the back of the net against Western Stima as his side went down 2-1 at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu.“It’s a great feeling to win this award and it’s thanks to the supportive team members. There is no limit to my progress after this and now my focus is on making the national team squad for Africa Cup of Nations,” Thiong’o said after picking the award.To win the accolade, the former St. Joseph’s FC player beat Mathare United’s Cliff Nyakeya, Sony Sugar’s Enock Agwanda and Ulinzi Stars talisman Enosh Ochieng to back to prestigious accolade.Kakamega Homeboyz attacker Peter Thiong’o receiving the December Player of the Month Award flanked by club player-coach Allan Wanga (right). Photo/SJAKHe garnered 24 points, while Nyakeya came in second with 23, Agwanda was third with 13 as Ochieng managed 12 points.The youngster, who joined Homeboyz in November 2018, becomes the first recipient of the monthly gong for the 2018/19 Kenyan Premier League season that kicked-off early December and will run until June 2018.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Kakamega Homeboyz attacking midfielder Peter Thiong’o (Center) receiving the December Player of the Month Award. Photo/SJAKNAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 6 – Kakamega Homeboyz attacking midfielder Peter Thiong’o has been named the December Sportpesa/LG 2018 player of the month at an award ceremony held at their Bukhungu Stadium backyard in Kakamega County on Wednesday morning.Thiong’o who’s debuting in the Kenyan Premier League was in fine form for the Kakamega based side in December scoring twice and providing three assists for his team-mates, in the process helping his side record vital wins over KCB FC and AFC Leopards.last_img read more

Hart steps it up and advances in playoffs

first_img “Part of the reason I was stuck on JV last year was because I didn’t play as a sophomore,” Lewis said. “I just chose not to play, and I ended up regretting it.” After Valencia’s boys finished with consecutive losses to fall out of first place in the Foothill League, Vikings co-coach Greg Hayes prefers to look on the bright side. “In the reality of sports, wins and losses determine your success – but not long-term in terms of the big picture,” Hayes said. “We had a tough week, but we’ll learn from it.” Valencia (20-6) looks to bounce back tonight at Glendale (12-14) in a Div. I-AA game. Gerry Gittelson, (661) 257-5218 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The long ride back from Santa Maria High seemed a bit shorter after Hart’s 83-61 boys’ basketball victory Wednesday in a Southern Section Div. I-A wild-card game. After finishing the regular season with a .500 record, every playoff victory is a celebration for the Indians (14-13), especially with leading scorer Josh Herman out for the postseason because of pneumonia. Immediately after defeating Santa Maria, Hart partied it up at a local fast-food restaurant. “We didn’t get home until 1:30 in the morning, but it was worth it,” coach Tom Kelly said. “I had two burgers that might have been the best I’ve ever had.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant Nate Bichara scored 37 points, including eight 3-pointers – and that might be a school record, according to Kelly. “Well, I know no one’s ever hit eight since I’ve been at Hart,” said Kelly, in his sixth season. “Maybe J.T. Stotts before I got here. Nate had to pick up the slack, and he did a great job.” Hart has promoted two freshmen for the playoffs, and both have impressive bloodlines. Joe Inemer is a brother of Hart girls’ standout KaLana Inemer, and Brad Wyche is a brother of Chet Wyche, one of Valencia’s top boys’ players. Canyon standout Bryan Lewis, who hopes to help the Cowboys (18-8) to a Div. I-A boys’ victory tonight over visiting Righetti of Santa Maria (9-15), is blossoming after being held back on the junior-varsity team as a junior last season. Most JV teams are composed of sophomores and freshmen, so it was a humbling season for Lewis. He said he learned from the experience and certainly appreciates being on the varsity team this year. last_img read more

Premier League Golden Boot: 2016/17 winner and top 10 REVEALED

first_img 3. Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) – The Chile forward scored 24 Premier League goals in 2016/17 12 The Premier League season is finally over, which means it’s time for all the individual awards to be handed out.The biggest award is arguably the Golden Boot, which is handed to the player who scored most league goals across the course of the season.So, just who was the Premier League’s most prolific goalscorer in 2016/17?You can see the top 10 scorers, and the Golden Boot winner, by clicking the right arrow, above… =10. Christian Benteke (Crystal Palace) – click the right arrow to see the top 10 Premier League scorers for the 2016/17 season – Benteke scored 15 Premier League goals in 2016/17 =10. Jermain Defoe (Sunderland) – England striker Defoe scored 15 Premier League goals in 2016/17 12 12 1. Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) – The England striker scored 29 Premier League goals in 2016/17, winning the Golden Boot =8. Eden Hazard (Chelsea) – The Belgium winger scored 16 Premier League goals in 2016/17 12 =10. Fernando Llorente (Swansea City) – The Spain forward scored 15 Premier League goals in 2016/17 =4. Sergio Aguero (Manchester City) – The Argentina striker scored 20 Premier League goals in 2016/17 6. Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspur) – The England midfielder scored 18 Premier League goals in 2016/17 12 12 =8. Joshua King (Bournemouth) – King scored 16 Premier League goals in 2016/17 12 =4. Diego Costa (Chelsea) – Spain striker Costa scored 20 Premier League goals in 2016/17 2. Romelu Lukaku (Everton) – Belgium’s Lukaku scored 25 Premier League goals in 2016/17 7. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Manchester United) – Sweden’s Ibrahimovic scored 17 Premier League goals in 2016/17 12 12 12 12 12last_img read more

David Seaman urges caution over Arsenal’s summer transfer business

first_img Emery has big plans for Arsenal 2 “A lot of the players took at least a season to get used to the pace and physicality of the Premier League.“It is exciting but one with a little bit of caution.” Goalkeeper Bernd Leno, full-back Stephan Lichsteiner centre-half Sokratis Papastathopoulos and midfielders Lucas Torreira and Matteo Guendouzi have all arrived at the Emirates Stadium in recent weeks.Their transfer business has got fans even more excited about the new season, but Seaman is urging caution.The Gunners legend told talkSPORT: “There have been a lot of signings made but we will have to wait to see them actually play in the Premier League to find out whether they will be a success.“It is always difficult coming from different leagues and then going straight into the Premier League. David Seaman has warned Arsenal fans not to get carried away by their summer transfer business.Unai Emery, appointed as Arsene Wenger’s replacement in May, has wasted no time in rebuilding the squad, shipping out Jack Wilshere and bringing in five new players in the close season. Leno joined the Gunners from Bayer Leverkusen 2last_img read more

Lockheed to build new MDA airship

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake Lockheed Martin will build a prototype High Altitude Airship under a $149.2 million contract awarded by the Missile Defense Agency. This contract marks the beginning of the program’s third phase, leading to prototype delivery and flight in 2009. The airship will be about 400 feet long and 140 feet in diameter, and will have a volume of 3.7 million cubic feet. It will be built in Lockheed Martin’s facility in Akron, Ohio. “The HAA delivers a persistent surveillance capability unmatched by any other platform,” Ron Browning, Lockheed Martin business development director responsible for the High Altitude Airship, said in a company announcement. “The HAA combines a variety of advanced technologies to support air and ground missile defense needs and provide a near-space, multimission guardian in the sky that is easily relocatable and can be stationed where needed most.” Under the contract, Lockheed Martin will build an airship prototype based on the design developed during the program’s second phase. Operating at 60,000 feet, the prototype will demonstrate launch and recovery, station-keeping and flight-control capabilities while carrying mission reconfigurable payloads. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Fertilizer Applicator Certification Training will continue

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest We are still getting a lot of questions about Fertilizer Certification from farmers.As a reminder, your legislators recently passed two laws regarding the application of fertilizer and manure. Remember, our legislators are in place to represent the voting public of the state of Ohio. Ohio State University is not a regulatory agency; our goal is to deliver unbiased, fact-based information. We were invited by the Ohio Department to conduct the training for your fertilizer certification. We have been delivering research-based information on managing nutrients for 100 years.Before 2014 we had laws in place only for large animal feeding operations to set manure application limits, and for fertilizer we only counted the tons used in the state. Since 2014 we now have a law based on Senate Bill 150 outlining the requirement to be certified to apply fertilizer — fertilizer meaning nutrients with an analysis. In 2015 legislators passed SB 1 (apparently it was their first priority of the year) to limit fertilizer and manure applications in northwest Ohio. This bill also brought state-wide requirements for certification if you apply manure from a concentrated animal feeding operation.A third change legislators brought in House Bill 64 — the budget bill of 2016-17 — was to move the Soil & Water Conservation Districts to the Ohio Department of Agriculture. The former SWCDs are now within ODA as the Division of Soil & Water Conservation. This places an office of the Department of Agriculture in every county in the state.Senate Bill 150 gives Ohio farmers until September 30, 2017 to become certified to apply fertilizer. We are now in April of 2016, and at the end of the winter meeting season, meaning you have next winter to become certified. This site gives more details on the legal issues: State University Extension is delivering the educational programs. We have delivered more than 150 programs around the state for over 10,000 attendees so far. From estimates within OSU Extension, we think perhaps about 20,000 may need fertilizer certification. From a conversation with Ohio Department of Agriculture Director Daniels last week, there are probably many more who need the certification.Record keeping requirements start when you receive your yellow Fertilizer Applicator Certificate. If you are a farmer you maintain the records for three years. If you are a dealer and apply the fertilizer, you maintain the records for three years and supply a copy of the record to the grower who purchased the nutrients.Within 24 hours of any nutrient application, record: Name of fertilizer certificate holder Name of applicator working under direct supervision of certificate holder (if any) Date of application Location (field ID, farm) Fertilizer analysis (such as 11-52-0) Rate of fertilizer application (in pounds per acre) and total amount applied Fertilizer application method (surface-applied, incorporated, etc.) Soil conditions For surface applications only: is ground frozen or snow covered? Temperature and precipitation during application Weather forecast for day following applicationOne very good place to get and print weather records and a forecast is I had a call last week from a grower who forgot to record the weather information for his nutrient application in February when we had that dry spell. One site I have found to look at for past weather forecasts is on Weather Underground. Go to, click on “More” near the top of the page and then choose “Historical” to see past weather information. But I am not sure this is a “good” record; remember the intention is that you will gather this information before the application.One other item almost buried in SB 150 was the development of nutrient management plans. To me this may be the best way to manage our nutrient loss concerns — consulting with a nutrient management planner at the Soil & Water office, with a consultant, with Extension, with NRCS or a retailer can find those most likely areas of loss and help to reduce them.last_img read more

A Day of Passivhaus Immersion in New York City

first_imgAlthough the idea does have a certain appeal, for most of us it would be impractical to tour all of the approximately 40 completed or in-progress Passivhaus projects in New York. But a one-day symposium focused on a selection of these projects would be easily manageable and, it turns out, is already on the calendar.On Saturday, June 23, New York Passive House, a nonprofit based in New York City, will play host to the 2012 Passive House Symposium – a detailed look at nine retrofit projects and nine new-building projects. While some of these projects are in the city (a hotbed of Passivhaus retrofit activity), the locations of others range from Long Island to upstate New York. The configurations include row houses, multifamily projects, and commercial and institutional buildings.The presenters offer an impressive level of expertise – most are architects, many are builders and certified Passive House consultants. All have extensive experience applying the Passivhaus standard in New York’s climate zones.Symposium detailsThe event is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Sciame Auditorium, 141 Convent Avenue, at the City College of New York’s Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. (click here to register). The admission fee – $40 for the public, $20 for NYPH members, $50 at the door – includes lunch and beverages. Building professionals licensed in New York State can earn 5.5 hours of professional education credits by attending the symposium.NYPH has summarized the schedule of events as follows:MORNING SESSIONSPassive House: a global standard: Tomas O’Leary, founder and director of Brooklyn-based Passive House Academy, will describe the latest developments at the Passive House Institute and Passivhaus activities generally in Europe, and how New York fits in in the emergence of the standard.Certified Passive House: Architect Bill Ryall (Ryall Porter Sheridan Architects) and Passive House consultant David White (Right Environments) will present their completed project, Orient Point, a new building on Long Island recently certified by PHI.Project roundtable: Architects Andreas Benzing, Julie Torres Moskovitz, Jeremy Shannon, and Chris Benedict will each explore different aspects of working toward the Passivhaus standard in a variety of projects.Lunch, which will include a showing of Passive Passion, a 20-minute documentary on Passive House, by Brooklyn-based documentary producer-editor Charlie Hoxie. The documentary features (See the trailer here.)AFTERNOON SESSIONSCertified Passive House: Architect Stephanie Bassler (North River Architecture + Planning) will present details about Omega Institute, an upstate institutional new-construction/addition that was certified in fall of 2011.Project Slam: Four PechaKucha 20×20 presentations: Stas Zakrzewski (Z+H Architects): “PH in France, and what construction there can show us here”; Wendy Ing (certified Passivhaus consultant): “Facing thermal bridges in an upstate home”; Ken Levenson (475 High Performance Building Supply): “Row house, multifamily, and country house”; and Chris Steffens (Lightmill Design): “Data collection in PH buildings.”Project roundtable: Architect Sam Bargetz (Loadingdock 5): “Brooklyn projects: variations”; builder Gennaro Brooks-Church (Eco Brooklyn): “Radical sustainability”; and engineer Jordan Goldman (ZeroEnergy Design): “New England PH: commonalities and differences.”PH going forward – projects on the boards: Architect Paul Castrucci (Red Industries) on “ABC NoRio: PH, a tight urban site”; Brooklyn-based Architect Greg Duncan on “Commercial PH in Brooklyn: concerns beyond residential buildings”; and engineer Lois Arena (Steven Winter Associates), who will discuss “The process of PH enclosure assembly in upstate housing.”last_img read more

India Today @ the Olympics: Welcome to London, but keep your wallets handy!

first_imgHaving heard horror stories about the preparedness of the Heathrow airport to handle huge passenger traffic, I moved towards the immigration officer with trepidation.No doubt, the lady officer behind the immigration counter was curt and wanted to clear me quickly, but she had to fully satisfy herself that the finger-print matching was done properly. These days, with the clock ticking away fast for the opening ceremony on July 27, nothing can be left to chance if you are entering London.Past immigration, getting the media accreditation card was also not a problem at all. It really came as a surprise how all this was happening so smoothly as athletes had complained they had to face long waits.But the bigger surprise was how the transportation by tube, or the Heathrow Express, into Paddington in central London was even more efficient. The fear of getting lost by official cabs was not there and in less than half an hour, five Indian mediapersons were in central London. The surprise did not end there as shared cabs were there for onward travel from central London to Stratford, where the Olympic Park is situated.Cabbies the world over like to talk. Mike, as the 64-year-old wanted to be called, was no different. Once he got talking, it was hard to stop him.He spoke of everything — recession, high prices of tickets for the London Olympics, how Stratford was a dirty area and now had been transformed.But his anger was aimed towards the London organisers (LOCOG) as he felt the tickets were overpriced. “It’s just too much paying 150 pounds per ticket for athletics and I have been told I will be allowed inside the arena for just three hours. Imagine, I spend 1,000 pounds for the family and it seems like a waste,” Mike thundered.advertisementThe mood all over London, where the pound sterling is such a strong currency, is similar. The commoner does feel tickets have been overpriced and of the million tickets up for sale, many have disappeared!That’s a story very similar to our own Commonwealth Games, where the organising committee first printed lesser number of tickets, which resulted in empty stands.Our cabbie Mike then went on to thank us for bringing sunny weather to London. After heavy showers for weeks, bright sunshine saw Londoners strip their woolens and dress lightly. He was again cautious when he said, “Don’t be fooled, one can never say when it will again start raining.”Finally, when I reached Stratford, the virtual Olympic hub in east London, I got a glimpse of the Olympic Stadium. Security was tight and like the Delhi cops, they were shooing us away from vantage points, minus the abuses.Stratford in itself is a sleepy suburb. A new shopping complex and plenty of commercial malls have come up in a big way, but the crowds aren’t huge really. Locals who live closer to the Olympic venues aren’t the ones who will be filling in the arenas as tickets are priced high and had to be booked in advance.Inside the high security Olympic Stadium complex, which also houses the international broadcast centre and the main press centre, the final coat of paint is being applied. There is a busy look and security is very tight. From wallets to cell phones, cameras and even wrist watches, everything is put through the scanner.Yes, the security personnel are courteous, but they do look worried as the crowds have started trooping in. Food outlets are getting ready and junk food stalls are bound to do good business.However, the worrying factor is a high price one has to pay for communication. Unlike New Delhi’s Commonwealth Games, where the data cards were free, here there’s a 180 pound sterling charge, which comes to almost Rs 16,000 for the entire fortnight.If you want to extend your stay for the Paralympics, it costs a bigger bomb. Welcome to London!last_img read more

Florida second T20I’s delayed start had BCCI consent, ICC to discuss fiasco

first_imgThe decision to delay the start of the India-West Indies second T20 international in Florida last Sunday had the blessings of the BCCI. Broadcasters Star Sports unable to beam live pictures of the match on time due to technical issues which forced the delayed start have received bad press after the delay cost India an opportunity to square the series. (Rain denies India victory in Florida as West Indies clinch series 1-0 ) But with Star Sports being BCCI’s long term partners, there hasn’t been any action or fact finding. Star Sports paid the BCCI 34.4 crores to broadcast the two matches in Florida. BCCI officials refused to comment despite multiple attempts. An ICC spokesman did confirm the decision to delay the match start by 40 minutes was arrived at by the match officials after consulting both competing members.”Taking into account the strategic considerations behind the staging of the two international matches in Florida, the match officials, on the request of the two competing members, agreed to tweak the playing hours to allow the host broadcaster to overcome the technical difficulties,” ICC clarified. The two games were essentially BCCI’s home games being played at an off shore venue. The games also served an opportunity to the West Indies cricket board (WICB) to compensate the BCCI for some of its losses arising out of West Indian players pull out from the India tour of 2014. In such circumstances the call to delay start had to come from the BCCI. (MS Dhoni wants more T20s in United States )advertisementBCCI’s commercial considerations could be understood in a heavily competitive market space, the incident robbed thousands of on ground cricket fans, exposed to international cricket in a new market, an opportunity to see a result despite coming in to watch the games at steep prices. Meanwhile, sources in the ICC have confirmed that the Florida fiasco will be discussed at its match officials annual workshop next month. A rain delay of merely 20 minutes was enough to make the ground conditions unfit to play with India stranded two overs into their chase of a modest T20 target of 144 and robbing MS Dhoni a chance of squaring the series. At least five overs are needed to be bowled in the second innings to constitute a match under Duckworth-Lewis playing rules.Dhoni disagreed with his West Indian counterpart Carlos Brathwaite who deemed a number of areas on the outfield unfit for play. The match officials led by ICC match referee Ranjan Madugalle were also not convinced with the state of the outfield following the rains and decided to call off the match. Florida’s Lauderhill was hosting the two games between the two T20 heavyweights as part of an effort to develop a new market for the game. But the venues’ inadequate drainage facilities and equipment to deal with the rains are also set to be part of the discussions at ICC’s workshop.last_img read more

MS Dhoni doesn’t need to prove anything to anyone, says Shane Warne

first_imgHis finishing skills called into question by critics, Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Tuesday received firm backing from spin legend Shane Warne, who feels that former India captain doesn’t need to “prove anything to anyone”.Removed from captaincy before the start of the 10th edition of the ongoing Indian Premier League, Dhoni so far has had a quiet tournament for Rising Pune Supergiant by his standards, scoring only 61 runs in five games. (Dhoni answers critics with stunning glovework, monstrous six)Warne today took to twitter to back Dhoni, who has been a phenomenal limited-overs cricketer.”@msdhoni does not have to prove anything to anyone, he’s class & a wonderful player in all formats. MS is also a great captain & inspires!,” Warne wrote on his twitter page..@msdhoni does not have to prove anything to anyone, he’s class & a wonderful player in all formats. MS is also a great captain & inspires !- Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) April 18, 2017Dhoni’s strike-rate in the 10th IPL has been a dismal 87.14 with an average of shade over 15. He has managed to hit only two sixes in five games. (Dhoni has amazing hands, Stokes warns batsmen)While he is still the undisputed No.1 keeper-batsman in the limited-overs format but inconsistent form over the past year has led to the debate if he is still a potent match-winner.last_img read more

India vs Australia: India to take a call on Prithvi Shaw before 2nd Test in Perth

first_imgIndia suffered a major injury blow ahead of the first Test after opener Prithvi Shaw was ruled out of the series opener due to an ankle injury.But the team management will take call on the teenager’s return to the side after they reach Perth for the second Test which will take place between December 14-18.Shaw had to be carried off the field on Day 3 of India’s warm-up match against Cricket Australia XI last week. The Mumbai batsman was taken to the hospital where it was revealed that he had a lateral ligament injury on his left ankle.”It was heartbreaking to see him go down. But the good thing is he’s recovering quickly. He’s already started walking. Hopefully if we can get him to run a bit by the weekend, that’s really good signs.”With youth on his side there might just be a case where he might recover quicker. We’ll make a call as and when we get closer to Perth,” India head coach Ravi Shastri told SEN.Shaw was all set to be included in the playing XI for the first match starting December 6 but now Murali Vijay and KL Rahul will have to open the innings in the teenager’s absence.India on Wednesday, announced their final XII for the first Test against Australia at Adelaide Oval.Rohit Sharma found his way back into the side after an excellent season in limited-overs cricket this year while seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar was left out as India went with three genuine pacers in Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah.advertisementIndia will have just one genuine spinner in Ravichandran Ashwin while Hanuma Vihari might feature as the part-time spinner in the Test.Ahead of the first Test, former India pacer Zaheer Khan had backed Umesh Yadav in place of Ishant Sharma for the first Test but captain Kohli decided to go with the experience of Ishant in Australian conditions.In terms of the batting department, it looked more or less sorted with the only change of plan that the Indian management had had to make was triggered by Shaw’s untimely injury in the warm-up match.It will be interesting to see if Rohit will be in the playing XI and if he does make it, will he open alongside Murali Vijay or KL Rahul or he will bat at No.6 with Vihari being sacrificed.Adelaide is expected to be a green pitch that might suit the bowlers of both India and Australia. The Adelaide curator said ahead of the match that he has decided to leave the green top of the pitch that he particularly created to facilities day and night Test.India’s final XII for first Test vs Australia: Virat Kohli (C), Ajinkya Rahane (VC), KL Rahul, Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Rohit Sharma, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (WK), Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah.Also Read | Prithvi Shaw ruled out of 1st Test against Australia due to ankle injuryAlso Read | A bit of banter not harmful but we won’t cross the line: Virat KohliAlso Read | India are smelling blood, we will show them great respect: Justin LangerAlso Read | Australia drop Mitchell Marsh for Adelaide Test vs India, Marcus Harris to debutlast_img read more