With blister healing, Shohei Ohtani moves up to sixth in Angels’ batting order

first_imgIn the meantime, he returned to the lineup as a designated hitter and went 0 for 4 with three strikeouts after getting a regularly scheduled day of rest Wednesday. He had batted seventh in the order once and eighth six times before moving up to sixth against Boston left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez.Why sixth?Why not?“I just think, where our lineup is right now with the groupings, it’s a good spot for Shohei,” Manager Mike Scioscia said of the 23-year-old rookie from Japan. “Get him back in there and, hopefully, he’ll get a chance to look at some pitches and help us.”No question, the Angels missed Ohtani’s .367 average during the first two games of the series against the Red Sox, when they were outscored 19-1. Ohtani went into Thursday with three home runs and 11 RBIs in his first eight games as a hitter. Ohtani’s blister was not expected to trouble him at the plate.“He’s not very worried about it,” Scioscia said. “We’re looking at it very closely. The medical staff is looking at it closely. When you’re out here for a while (in the major leagues), you get a lot of history with guys with blisters and things like that. Hopefully, it’ll be a non-issue.”Scioscia wouldn’t reveal his probable pitchers for the Astros series, but if the Angels stick to their seven-day game plan with Ohtani, he’ll start Tuesday in Houston. Ohtani was scheduled to pitch last Sunday’s game against the Royals in Kansas City, but that game was postponed because of bitter cold.Ohtani ended up pitching on eight days rest because of the postponement and a scheduled off day Monday.MILESTONE ALERTAlbert Pujols went into Thursday needing 10 hits for 3,000 for his career, which would make him only the fourth player in baseball with 3,000 hits and 600 home runs. Hank Aaron, Willie Mays and Alex Rodriguez are the only other players in history to reach both milestones.“It seems like every time he gets a double or a home run or an RBI, you see one of the all-time greats flash on the board that he’s passed,” Scioscia said. “So, it gives perspective in how good Albert’s been and how good he is right now. It’s fun to watch.”In addition to joining the elite 3,000/600 club, Pujols has a chance later this season to join another remarkable group of players. He went into Thursday with 1,928 RBIs, the ninth-most in baseball history. Only three players, Aaron, Babe Ruth and Rodriguez have reached 2,000 RBIs.Aaron had 2,297, Ruth had 2,214 and Rodriguez had 2,086.“He’s meticulous in his preparation and he works very hard at what he has to do on the offensive end and the defensive end, understanding game situations and understanding pitchers,” Scioscia said of Pujols. “He’s as good as anyone I’ve seen at doing that.”WHO’S NEXT?The probables for the Angels’ three-game series against the San Francisco Giants:Friday, Angels left-hander Andrew Heaney (0-0, 5.40) vs. Giants right-hander Jeff Samardzija (2018 debut); Saturday, Angels righty Garrett Richards (2-0, 2.60) vs. Giants lefty Derek Holland (0-2, 4.60); Sunday, Angels TBA vs. Giants righty Cueto (1-0, 0.45). Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img ANAHEIM — The most famous blister in baseball could not prevent Shohei Ohtani from moving up in the Angels’ batting order Thursday. He hit sixth in the finale of a three-game series against the Boston Red Sox at Angel Stadium, the highest he has batted in the order in 2018.Ohtani lasted only two innings before a blister on his right middle finger forced him from his last start on the mound, a loss Tuesday to the Red Sox. He is expected to make his next start as scheduled on Tuesday against the Houston Astros.Ohtani played catch Thursday and his between-starts bullpen session was set for the weekend.“The blister is healing pretty well right now,” Ohtani said through an interpreter after the Angels’ 8-2 loss to the Red Sox. “I’m planning on throwing my bullpen as scheduled, two days before my start. I’ll try to take care of my blister.”last_img read more


first_imgNew swell to Hit Donegal on Wednesday, wax up your boards!”We’ve had a great start to the week at Adventure One Surf School in Fanad this week, our kid’s Summer camp for this week is fully booked and all the kids are having a blast!Every single one of them is up and riding after day 2 and with a new swell hitting tomorrow we aim to get them all turning and trimming their surfboards along the waves. We are also holding our 1st ever ‘ Mini Kid’s camp’ for kids age 5-8 starting on August 20th for a 1 hour session every morning Monday to Friday for €80! We always get a lot of people wanting their younger children to have a taste of what it’s like to ride the waves and we’ve found in the past the little ones can usually stand up on their 1st wave! Half the places are booked so call us now on 086 1931 747 or check our website www.adventureone.net Iainhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLj6hemXoOc&feature=plcp The surf for tomorrow is for an increasing 1.2 metre swell to hit from the North West with light winds which should mean lovely 2-3ft surf so get down to the beach! ADVENTURE ONE SURF REPORT – WAX UP YOUR BOARDS! was last modified: August 7th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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) Tags:ADVENTURE ONE SURF REPORT – WAX UP YOUR BOARDS!last_img read more

Eskom wins R1.3bn French solar loan

first_img16 October 2013 France is to lend €100-million (R1.3-billion) to South African state company Eskom to help finance a 100 megawatt (MW) concentrating solar power plant near Upington in the Northern Cape. Eskom and the French Development Agency (AFD) agreed on Monday night, during French President Francois Hollande’s state visit to South Africa, to facilitate the signing of the loan. Concentrating solar power (CSP) technologies concentrate the sun’s energy through large mirrors and uses this concentrated thermal energy to produce steam to drive a conventional steam turbine for electricity generation. The process is similar to that of conventional power plants in that steam is used to power a turbine and generator, but differs crucially in that fossil fuel combustion is replaced with non-polluting solar energy. Eskom chief executive Brian Dames said in a statement on Monday that the Upington CSP project, one of Eskom’s first commercial-scale renewable energy projects outside of its existing hydro portfolio, “puts us on a path towards reducing our carbon footprint and investing in a sustainable energy future”. The Upington CSP project is expected to deliver an annual energy production of 525 GWh and will be sufficient to power 200 000 homes. In 2011, Eskom and AFD signed a €100-million loan facility for the financing of Eskom’s 100 MW Sere wind farm near Vredendal in the Western Cape. “The AFD is a valued partner and has been a key contributing factor to the progress we’ve achieved at both the Upington CSP plant and Sere wind farm,” said Eskom’s acting chief financial officer, Caroline Henry. SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Ohio FFA members awarded through Blue Jacket program

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio FFA Foundation recently announced it would be awarding the symbolic FFA jackets to first-year members. Students from across Ohio applied to receive the jackets as part of the Blue Jackets program, sponsored by Beck’s Hybrids and the Ohio FFA Foundation.Beck’s Hybrids is committed to helping provide FFA jackets for first-year members who otherwise may not be able to afford the jacket. With the generous support of individuals and the Beck’s Hybrids dealer network, 107 FFA jackets were awarded this year to Ohio FFA members.Sponsors of the jackets were as follows: Beck’s Hybrids; Cardinal Creek Seeds; Centerra Co-op; Madden Seed Sales; Tri Ag Products, Inc.; Christopher Andrus; Jason Bormuth; Joe Hoerst; and Roger Wright.The blue corduroy jacket is part of FFA Official Dress, the student organization’s uniform worn at local, state and national events. FFA jackets open doors for students by allowing them to participate in competitions, conferences and events. Through these programs, members learn life skills that will serve them for years to come.“For more than 80 years, the blue corduroy jacket has been a symbol of leadership development, personal growth and career success. With the support of generous donors, several students across Ohio now have the opportunity to learn life lessons and create lasting memories during their FFA experiences,” said Jessica Parrish, Executive Director of the Ohio FFA Foundation.Below is a list of the Ohio FFA members awarded through the program.Beck’s Blue Jackets Nameslast_img read more

Dropbox Buys Mailbox – Promises To Help It Grow

first_imgnick statt Mailbox Lives!“To be clear, Mailbox is not going away,” stressed the app team in a blog post this morning. “The product needs to grow fast, and we believe that joining Dropbox is the best way to make that happen.”Though the acquisition sum is unavailable, it should be noted that Orchestra raised $5.3 million in a funding round led by Charles River Ventures in 2011. According to The Wall Street Journal, all 13 employees of Orchestra will join Dropbox. Currently Mailbox works only for iOS and Gmail accounts, but the team is looking to expand that in all directions. Dropbox, currently valued at $4 billion by investors, plans to use Mailbox to expand the reach of its services, which already cater to 100 million users, directly into the email optimization sector. But unlike Google’s acquisition of email app Sparrow last summer that ended up killing the the app as it acqui-hired the team, Dropbox seems actually interested in the product as well as the team.  “We felt we could help Mailbox reach a much different audience much faster,” Dropbox CEO Drew Houston told the Journal. Houston emphasized that Mailbox wil stay a stand alone app, but Dropbox will also work to integrate it features, such as email attachments. Is It Worth The Wait? Absolutely Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces The beauty of Mailbox, which I’ve let run rampant on my multiple email accounts this morning, is the idea of “Inbox zero” – a repository for only the things that must be addressed immediately, with an end goal of wiping it to nothing every time you open it. By clearing out that pile of mail – too often used as a To Do list – either to a folder governed by time-based priority reminders or to one’s All Mail folder through archiving and labeling, users can optimize their email organization and breathe a much-needed sigh of relief.At least that’s how theory goes. And after my morning tests, I’m starting to believe it could actually work. Mailbox could be one of the very few email optimizers to deliver on the promise of actually making your life easier.Upending email long been a Holy Grail for both productivity and user interface gurus. Email philosophy has fluctuated constantly since the messaging platform became the mainstream Web-based communication method decades ago. But Mailbox, in only a matter of minutes, begins to fundamentally change how you view your inbox. For me, it immediately started to change my haphazard navigation through all the junk towards a semblance of organization.Works For MeI found Mailbox a refreshing upgrade from relying on Gmail’s Label feature and my own rather arbitrary system of what needed to stay in front of my eyes at all times. Personally, I spend too much time throwing things in folders and applying labels, cutting my Inbox down but never quite achieving a regimented system where I truly felt in control and capable of easily finding anything at any time. With Mailbox, the difficult decisions are made for you. You just hand yourself over and stop trying so hard. It may be premature to consider Mailbox the best thing that ever happened to email, but I did manage to clear my inbox of hundreds of messages in just a few hours. After waiting for nearly three weeks to get access to the app, I was thrilled to achieve my “first zero.” Though it matters less than core functionality and purpose, the app’s design is also exemplary. A clean and simple look matched with an easy-to-use interface make Mailbox a pleasure to use, and its multi-purpose swiping conjures up the aesthetic experience of using the well-received Mac app Clear, which lets you set up prioritized lists and then swipe them away when completed. Reviewers seem to agree on Mailbox’s promise, as do the long list of potential users still waiting to gain access.  The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology UPDATE: Dropbox may have acquired Mailbox for a figure close to $100 million, reports GigaOM. While sources tell Om Malik that it was definitely upwards of $50 million, he confirms that at least one person close to the deal said the figure Dropbox paid to acquire Orchestra was “much closer to $100 million.” Allegedly Yahoo and Facebook were considering acquiring Mailbox as well, but Dropbox clinched the acquisition first.  Things have been going great for Mailbox, the sleek iOS email app that advertises its ability to “put email in its place.” Developed by Palo Alto-based startup Orchestra Inc., Mailbox has grown immensely since its February launch – its now delivering more than 60 million emails a day and has taken more than 1.3 million reservations in a unique system that staggers users’ access – and builds anticipation. And on Friday, Dropbox bought the company for an undisclosed amount. Mailbox attempts to reduce the impending email overload down to nothing. It lifts the inbox above Gmail’s ‘All Mail’ folder and turns it into a productivity center where incoming items lie in wait to be organized. A swipe to the right archives or deletes the message, while  a swipe to the left sets up a time-based reminder or adds the folder to a custom list. That way, everything can be addressed immediately (or at least in one session) and put where it needs to be. Through archiving, conversations deemed finished are still accessible via search. The “archive, search and never delete” email mindset is increasingly popular -Mailbox gives you a clean starting point. center_img Related Posts Tags:#Dropbox#Mailbox What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagementlast_img read more

5 Essential Final Cut Pro Audio Editing Tutorials

first_imgWant to learn more about Final Cut Pro X? Check out the Final Cut Pro section of the Premiumbeat blog! Check out five essential Final Cut Pro audio editing tutorials that will help you increase your turnaround time!Mixing and mastering audio is a challenge for a lot of professional videographers and filmmakers. But that doesn’t have to be the case, thanks to this handy roundup of essential Final Cut Pro audio editing tutorials.1. Audio Basics in Final Cut ProCreated By: Larry JordanIn this clip, Larry Jordan takes us through the workflow of editing a project in Final Cut Pro X. He hits incredibly important topics such as audio techniques, settings, effects and working with music. This is really just a back-to-basics tutorial, which any professional needs every now and again.2. Managing Audio Levels and EditsCreated By: Benjamin HalsallThis tutorial from professional video editor Ben Halsall goes over some essential tips for audio management in Final Cut Pro X. He goes over audio levels, mixing production music, and how to edit audio for techniques such as L cuts.3. Keyframing Audio Effect in Final Cut ProCreated By: Soho EditorsIf you’re looking for professional Final Cut Pro X editing tips, then you’d be hard pressed to find a better source of information than Soho Editors. They are the #1 post-production agency in all of Europe, and their training courses are used by thousands. In this video, we’ll learn audio keyframing basics.4. Adding Sound Effects Into Your TimelineCreated By: Dan AllenIn this tutorial, Dan Allen goes through the process of adding sound effects in Final Cut Pro X. Allen demonstrates how to download the additional content for Final Cut Pro X, in addition to spotlighting FCPX’s Music and Sound Browser. Remember: you can also import outside sound effects by going to File > Import.5. Advanced Audio in Final Cut ProCreated By: Michael WohlMichael Wohl is no stranger to Final Cut Pro X. He’s a professional editor, director, and producer who has used FCPX for many projects. In this video from Michael Horton’s YouTube channel, Wohl goes over advanced audio techniques in Final Cut Pro X.last_img read more

10 months ago​Everton post record revenues for second consecutive year

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say ​Everton post record revenues for second consecutive yearby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveEverton are in a very healthy financial position.The club has posted record revenues for the second year in a row.With total revenues of £189 million for the year, it is a ten percent bump on the figure from last year.The major increases came from sponsorships and commercial revenue, which are up 45 percent.Chief Executive Officer Denise Barrett-Baxendale said in a statement: “For the second consecutive year the club has generated record revenue.”Gate receipts, sponsorship and other commercial income increased significantly by 45 per cent and the continued and quite magnificent support of our fans meant that season tickets reached the cap with more than 10,000 on a waiting list.”This commercial growth demonstrates our progress and we have a vision for the club that is shared on and off the pitch by our majority shareholder, chairman, our board of directors, the Everton leadership team, our director of football and manager.”Chairman Bill Kenwright added: “With Farhad continuing his outstanding commitment, Marcel and Marco driving our first team forward, Unsie continuing to develop some of the best young talent, Denise thrusting our operations ever onward and a fanbase that continues to inspire our ambition, we look forward to the next 12 months with purpose and anticipation.” last_img read more

a month agoLiverpool fullback Robertson quits Twitter after Napoli backlash

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool fullback Robertson quits Twitter after Napoli backlashby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool left-back Andrew Robertson may have deactivated his Twitter account.The decision could be connected to the Reds’ 2-0 defeat at Napoli on Tuesday.The Scot gave away a late penalty when he was adjudged to have fouled Jose Callejon in the box, with Dries Mertens slotting home from the spot.Fernando Llorente then nipped in ahead of Robertson to seal victory for the home side in stoppage time.Reds boss Jurgen Klopp hit out at the decision to award the the penalty – and the failure to overturn it through VAR – after the game, although former Premier League referee Mark Clattenburg has claimed it was the right decision.The Mirror reports a search for his Twitter account ‘@andrewrobertso5’ shows up no results, although his Instagram account is still online at the time of writing. last_img read more

GAP pulls Manifest Destiny shirt over controversy

first_imgAPTN National NewsClothing giant The Gap has found itself in hot water after the release of a T-Shirt with a term normally used in relation to the genocide of Native Americans in the 19th Century.The company is now facing an online storm and calls for boycotts until the shirt design is removed from shelves.Artist Steven Judd made his own version of the “Manifest Destiny” T-shirt and he spoke to APTN National News from Oklahoma.last_img