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  • Prabudial Ramdial Memorial Golf Open on this weekend

    first_imgPRABUDIAL Ramdial Memorial Golf Open, sponsored by Vish Trading Inc., is on this weekend at the Lusignan Golf Course.The tournament, according to a release from the Lusignan Golf Club (LGC), proves that everyone can make a difference in the lives of others.Since 2010, the family of Prabudial Ramdial, under the direction of Vish has been a generous sponsor of the Lusignan Golf Course.This tournament holds a special place in the Club’s history because of the strong bond and friendship that existed between recent LGC vice-president Brian Hackett of Scotiabank and Prabudial, according to Vish Ramdial who vowed to continue to support the club in the coming years.Vish, after visiting the course, said he sees the attraction his father had for golf and has elected to become a member himself after hitting a few shots. He now wishes to call the tournament the ‘Speedy Memorial Open’.Vish has generously agreed to donate four brand new electric golf carts after becoming enthused about the plans for expansion, which include a women’s social club, school and university programmes, fine dining and weddings etc.The 8th annual tournament will feature prizes for 1st to 3rd places, Best Gross and Nearest to The Pin.last_img read more

  • Opponent preview: What to know about Florida State

    first_imgIn the midst of its second two-game slide of the season, Syracuse (3-4, 0-3 Atlantic Coast) travels to Doak Campbell Stadium on Saturday to play Florida State (3-4, 2-3 ACC). The Orange are winless in five trips to Tallahassee, with their last contest there a 27-24 nail-biter in 2017. Both teams come into Saturday’s contest having lost two straight games, although the Seminoles’ losses came against two of the top teams in the ACC in Clemson and Wake Forest.Here’s a look at Florida State before it kicks off with Syracuse:All-time series: FSU leads, 10-2Gambling odds: As of Friday afternoon, Florida State is an 11-point favorite and the game total is 59.The last time they met: Last year SU took down the Seminoles for the first time since 1966. In that game, Floyd Little led the Orange to a win in Archbold Stadium. Last season, Syracuse led just 6-0 at halftime but then-redshirt freshman Tommy DeVito saw extended playing time for the first time in his career and led SU to three second-half touchdowns to ultimately defeat Florida State, 30-7. Aside from running for a three-yard touchdown in the third quarter, DeVito also threw a touchdown to Ravian Pierce from the same distance. After defeating Western Michigan and Wagner in the first two games of the 2018 season, Syracuse’s victory over the Seminoles served as its first statement victory of the 10-win campaign. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Florida State report: The Seminoles have been largely mediocre this year, ranking near or below the middle of the pack in most team statistics. They rank ninth in the ACC with an average of 28.6 points per game but are even worse defensively, allowing 30.7 points per game — second-worst in the conference. The heartbeat of FSU’s offense is Cam Akers, its starting running back. The junior has rushed for over 100 yards on four separate occasions this season, including last week against Wake Forest when he combined for 199 yards and two touchdowns from scrimmage. Akers ranks 12th in the country in rushing yards (773) and leads the ACC in touchdowns. Quarterback James Blackman missed some time this season with a knee injury and was replaced by Wisconsin transfer Alex Hornibrook, but Blackman is back healthy and under center for the Seminoles.Defensive tackle Marvin Wilson leads the way defensively for FSU, ranking third on the team in tackles, second in tackles for loss and second in sacks this season. While he’s had a successful season individually, the Seminoles have struggled defensively as a unit. Aside from allowing the second-most points per game in the ACC, they’re also among the worst in sacks, penalties and yards allowed. How Syracuse beats Florida State: Do what it did last year and stop Akers. The back accumulated just 60 yards from scrimmage against the Orange last season, part of a dominant defensive effort by SU in which it held the Seminoles to 240 yards of offense and gave FSU quarterback Deondre Francois fits in the backfield all day. Containing Akers will certainly be the foremost priority for Syracuse.But perhaps more important for the Orange is the play of its offense. If Syracuse wants to beat Florida State, it’ll have to put points on the board and find some consistency offensively, something it’s struggled to do all season. Even against an underperforming Seminoles defense, that’ll be difficult for an SU squad whose quarterbacks are both banged up and offensive line has been amongst the worst in the country. But if the offense can get going and start producing with any semblance of consistency, it bodes well for not only Syracuse’s chances of taking down FSU but the remainder of the season.Stat to know: 17 — games since SU last held a power five team to single-digit scoringIt’s been 405 days since Syracuse defeated the Seminoles last season, the last time the Orange held a power-five opponent to fewer than 10 points. SU has also yet to defeat a power-five team since its Camping World Bowl victory over West Virginia 10 months ago. It’s certainly been one of the stronger parts of the team this year, but even the Orange defense has taken a number of steps back since its peak last season. Player to watch: Cam Akers, running back, No. 3Akers is one of the best running backs in the country and has added to his repertoire this season, having caught three touchdowns thus far. He’s already set career-highs in receiving touchdown and yards, and is on pace to nearly double his previous career-high in catches. Fresh off one of the best games of his career, Akers figures to give SU fits all day. Comments Published on October 25, 2019 at 10:19 pm Contact Eric: erblack@syr.edu | @esblack34 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

  • Minute with the Mayor: Economic Development

    first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisWBKB’s Mike Beiermeister and Alpena Mayor Matt Waligora briefly discuss economic development in Alpena. They recap some of the announcements and moves by City Council including a 9 year abatement for W.G. Benjey Inc. and vacant land/lots with potential for new business to move in.Target Alpena Economic Development Director Jim Klarich has point out certain lots and land of particular interest for developers and new business. They are the old Alpena Power Company land, the old K Mart in the Township, and lots in Commerce Park. Other areas for opportunity is property west of Airport Road in the county. Read the full report (https://www.alpena.mi.us/Public%20Packet.pdf)W.G. Benjey Inc. MEMORANDUM: Attached is a copy of the application filed by W.G. Benjey Inc, for an Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate for new facility at 316-318 Cavanaugh Street. The project entails the construction of a new 10,800 square foot pre-engineered metal building for use as manufacturing space for a new product line. Real property costs are estimated at $1,067,000.00 (building and site improvements) with an additional $1,114,450 in personal property ((equipment), for a totalproject cost of $2,181,450.00. It is estimated that an additional twelve (12) new jobs will be created. This project qualifies for a 9-year abatement under the City’s rating system. The project ratingform is attached for your review. The proposed tax abatement would run from December 31, 2019 through December 30, 2028. All new industrial personal property is fully exempt from the 18 mil local school operating millage and the 6 mil State Education Tax under state law. In 2014, industrial personal property was exempted from taxation, and as it is exempt from taxation, it is no longer part of this abatement. The real property improvements will be taxed at one-half the full non-homestead tax rate (local+ school millage). It is estimated that the Exemption Certificate will result in an initial tax savings of approximately $13,500 annually on the real property. Also attached are the separate IFT and Monitoring Agreements to be signed by the company as part of the IFT Exemption Certificate approval. The IFT Agreement provides a means by which the City may request revocation of the Exemption Certificate by the State Tax Commission and may demand repayment of all or a portion of the abated taxes, if the commitments stipulated by the company in the application are not satisfied. Staff recommends support of the application based on the capital expenditure and job creation commitments by the company. The expansion of a local industry provides both short and long term benefits to the community.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: alpena, City, Economic Development, KMart, Matt Waligora, Minute with the Mayor, Old Alpena Power Company, Target Alpena, WG BenjeyContinue ReadingPrevious Photo of the Day for Wednesday, February 20Next Photo of the Day for Thursday, February 21last_img read more

  • French Open: Nadal, Djokovic, Sharapova through to next round

    first_imgDefending champion Rafael Nadal beat Robby Ginepri with ease on a rain-interrupted day at the French OpenNovak Djokovic also completed a comfortable straight-sets victory of his own, over Joao Sousa to move into the second round at Roland Garros.Britain’s James Ward went ahead against Tommy Robredo before losing to the Spanish number 17 seed in four sets.The 2012 women’s champion Maria Sharapova demolished fellow Russian Ksenia Pervak.Nadal was in no mood to hang around after being forced to wait until late afternoon to face the American, who he beat 6-0 6-3 6-0 in 102 minutes.Six-time Grand Slam winner Djokovic, who has never won the title at Roland Garros, beat his Portuguese opponent in just under two hours to set up a meeting with France’s Jeremy Chardy.Seventh seed Sharapova had few problems dealing with Pervak after play began more than an hour late because of rain.last_img read more

  • Five goalkeepers shortlisted for FIFA FIFPro World XI 2014

    first_imgFIFPro, the World Players’ Union, and FIFA today announced the five goalkeepers shortlisted for the FIFA FIFPro World XI 2014 as part of the final 55-man shortlist to be revealed on 1 December 2014.The FIFA FIFPro World XI is decided by the players, for the players. It involves votes from tens of thousands professional footballers worldwide. They select one goalkeeper, four defenders, three midfielders and three forwards.The shortlists for defenders, midfielders and forwards will be announced and published on FIFA.com on 26 November, 28 November and 1 December respectively.FIFPro and its national affiliates are responsible for gathering votes from professional footballers worldwide. It is the only global award that truly represents the views of those who play the beautiful game.The goalkeeper shortlist is:Manuel Neuer – was last year’s FIFA FIFPro World XI goalkeeper. Claudio Bravo – First nomination on the 55-man shortlist.Thibaut Courtois – he is making his debut on the 55-man shortlist.Iker Casillas – was the World XI goalkeeper for five straight years (2008-2012).Gianluigi Buffon – was the World XI goalkeeper in 2006 and 2007. He is the only goalkeeper to appear on all ten World XI shortlists since the introduction of the award in 2005last_img read more

  • No Plan B for LaLiga game in Miami after Barcelona withdraws

    first_imgBarça were and still are willing to play in Miami, but consider that the project will not prosper until there is an agreement between all parties involvedhttps://t.co/PWVMEPU9zz— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) December 10, 2018Tebas explained he was yet to discuss the matter with Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu and thanked Barcelona for allowing the process to get so far down the line.”I do not consider it a betrayal,” he added. “This was voluntary and until the last moment I could make a decision like that.”Barca wants unanimity and that will be very complicated. I can only thank them for helping us.” In October, FIFA president Gianni Infantino said soccer’s world governing body would not sanction the game, which was proposed as part of a 15-year agreement between Spain’s top flight and marketing partner Relevent Sports.On Monday, Barca withdrew from the planned match at the Dolphins’ Hard Rock Stadium, “after noting a lack of consensus over this proposal”. Related News LaLiga president Javier Tebas insists he has no plans to propose an alternative regular-season match in Miami next month after Barcelona pulled out of its proposed game against Girona.The prospect of playing a LaLiga game in the United States had been roundly criticized, with the Royal Spanish Football Federation and prominent players such as Barcelona defender Gerard Pique voicing their concerns. “The calendar was already established for a long time. There is no plan B,” Tebas told AS.”Taking the game to the U.S. is a very complicated issue. It is not easy and, if Barca has decided not to go …”We already said that it was a voluntary issue. We are going to try and change the opinion of Barcelona.”It is a very thoughtful decision of [Barca’s] board of directors.” Barcelona pulls out of plan to play LaLiga game in Miamilast_img read more

  • Angels drop home opener, losing once again to Indians

    first_imgIn the second inning, Edwin Encarnacion hit a drive down the left field line. Justin Upton couldn’t make the catch, and the ball hit the top of the wall and bounced back onto the field. Upton, clearly thinking it was foul, didn’t immediately chase the ball. Third base umpire John Tumpane called it fair, and Encarnacion circled the bases with an inside-the-park homer.“I ran after the ball; I braced myself on the wall; I had no clue the ball was fair,” Upton said. “I couldn’t hear anything. (Mike) Trout was yelling but I couldn’t hear anything.”Although Manager Mike Scioscia came out to talk with Tumpane, replays showed the call was correct, and the Angels didn’t even challenge.An inning later, speedy Bradley Zimmer reached on an infield hit. He hit a ground ball to first baseman Jefry Marte and he got to first before Ramírez, who missed the bag with his foot. Zimmer then stole second. He went to third on a passed ball and scored when catcher Martín Maldonado’s throw got past third baseman Luis Valbuena.The Indians scored three in the fourth in more traditional fashion. Yonder Alonso belted a solo homer and then Tyler Naquin hit a two-run shot, making it 5-0.Although Ramirez said he had some trouble later in the game with a broken nail on his index finger, which limited the use of his curveball, he didn’t blame that for the two bad pitches in the fourth.“Two pitches I missed in the middle,” he said. “Two home runs. That was the game for me.”While the Indians were hitting Ramírez, the Angels were doing little with Clevinger. They didn’t even get a runner to third base against him before he was done, one out into the sixth.Related Articles Mike Clevinger, shipped to the Indians in exchange for Vinnie Pestano in 2014, buzzed through the Angels lineup for 5-1/3 innings.Meanwhile, the Indians pounded JC Ramírez for five runs in 4-2/3 innings, setting the Angels on an early path toward yet another loss to the Indians.The Angels have lost 15 of their last 16 games against the Indians, the only victory in that span coming on June 11, 2016. Since then, their losing streak against Cleveland matches their longest against one team in franchise history. They also lost 12 in a row against the Baltimore Orioles in 1979-80 and against the Kansas City Royals in 1975.After winning three of four in the first weekend against the rebuilding Oakland A’s, the Angels got a crack at one of the league’s elite teams, and it didn’t go well.The Indians scored runs with their power, their speed and even some sloppy Angels defense. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Shohei Ohtani’s next start for Angels is still uncertain “I don’t think he was doing anything special but what he was doing he did well,” Scioscia said. “He hit his spots. We didn’t get too many good looks at him.”Clevinger now has a 2.95 ERA in four starts against the Angels, who no doubt regret a trade that netted them just 11-2/3 innings of relief from Pestano. Jerry Dipoto was the Angels general manager who made the trade.Clevinger, who was still trying to rediscover his delivery following Tommy John surgery at the time of the deal, said there is still motivation to beat the Angels.“Yeah, it’s good fun,” Clevinger said after the game. “I came up there, I know a lot of people over there. Always want to leave a good impression no matter where you are.” Angels prospect Jahmai Jones moves from outfield to second base center_img Photos: Take in the scene from Angels home opener vs. Cleveland Indians These are 15 new dishes Angel Stadium has added to the menu for the 2018 season Marketing Shohei Ohtani is a popular and comprehensive experience at Angel Stadium PreviousAngels relief pitcher Noe Ramirez delivers a pitch against Cleveland in the ninth inning in Anaheim on Monday, April 2, 2018. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Contributing Photographer)Los Angeles Angels’ Jefry Marte reacts after striking out with two runners on against the Cleveland Indians in the fifth inning of a Major League baseball game during opening night at Angel Stadium of Anaheim in Anaheim, Calif., on Monday, April 2, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout during batting practice prior to a Major League baseball game against the Cleveland Indians during opening night at Angel Stadium of Anaheim in Anaheim, Calif., on Monday, April 2, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Angels’ Albert Pujols bat during batting practice prior to a Major League baseball game against the Cleveland Indians during opening night at Angel Stadium of Anaheim in Anaheim, Calif., on Monday, April 2, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Angels coach Dino Abel runs past the Opening Week logo during batting practice prior to a Major League baseball game against the Cleveland Indians during opening night at Angel Stadium of Anaheim in Anaheim, Calif., on Monday, April 2, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia speaks to the media prior to a Major League baseball game against the Cleveland Indians during opening night at Angel Stadium of Anaheim in Anaheim, Calif., on Monday, April 2, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Angels stretch prior to a Major League baseball game against the Cleveland Indians during opening night at Angel Stadium of Anaheim in Anaheim, Calif., on Monday, April 2, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)A billboard announcing the progress of Los Angeles Angels’ Albert Pujols towards 300 hits prior to a Major League baseball game against the Cleveland Indians during opening night at Angel Stadium of Anaheim in Anaheim, Calif., on Monday, April 2, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Angels’ Albert Pujols watches during batting practice prior to a Major League baseball game against the Cleveland Indians during opening night at Angel Stadium of Anaheim in Anaheim, Calif., on Monday, April 2, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Opening day base are ready prior to a Major League baseball game between the Cleveland Indians and the Los Angeles Angels during opening night at Angel Stadium of Anaheim in Anaheim, Calif., on Monday, April 2, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia speaks to the media prior to a Major League baseball game against the Cleveland Indians during opening night at Angel Stadium of Anaheim in Anaheim, Calif., on Monday, April 2, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout during batting practice prior to a Major League baseball game against the Cleveland Indians during opening night at Angel Stadium of Anaheim in Anaheim, Calif., on Monday, April 2, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout during batting practice prior to a Major League baseball game against the Cleveland Indians during opening night at Angel Stadium of Anaheim in Anaheim, Calif., on Monday, April 2, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)prior to a Major League baseball game against the Cleveland Indians during opening night at Angel Stadium of Anaheim in Anaheim, Calif., on Monday, April 2, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani (17) high fives teammates during pre-games festivities prior to a Major League baseball game against the Cleveland Indians during opening night at Angel Stadium of Anaheim in Anaheim, Calif., on Monday, April 2, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Angels’ line up during pre-games festivities prior to a Major League baseball game against the Cleveland Indians during opening night at Angel Stadium of Anaheim in Anaheim, Calif., on Monday, April 2, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani (17) high fives teammates during pre-games festivities prior to a Major League baseball game against the Cleveland Indians during opening night at Angel Stadium of Anaheim in Anaheim, Calif., on Monday, April 2, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia (14) high fives players during pre-games festivities prior to a Major League baseball game against the Cleveland Indians during opening night at Angel Stadium of Anaheim in Anaheim, Calif., on Monday, April 2, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout (27) high fives teammates during pre-games festivities prior to a Major League baseball game against the Cleveland Indians during opening night at Angel Stadium of Anaheim in Anaheim, Calif., on Monday, April 2, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher JC Ramirez throws to the plate against the Cleveland Indians in the first inning of a Major League baseball game during opening night at Angel Stadium of Anaheim in Anaheim, Calif., on Monday, April 2, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Cleveland Indians’ Edwin Encarnacion smiles after hitting a inside the park home run against the Los Angeles Angels in the second inning of a Major League baseball game during opening night at Angel Stadium of Anaheim in Anaheim, Calif., on Monday, April 2, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Cleveland Indians’ Edwin Encarnacion smiles after hitting a inside the park home run against the Los Angeles Angels in the second inning of a Major League baseball game during opening night at Angel Stadium of Anaheim in Anaheim, Calif., on Monday, April 2, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia speaks with the umpires after Cleveland Indians’ Edwin Encarnacion (not pictured) hit a inside the park home run against the Los Angeles Angels in the second inning of a Major League baseball game during opening night at Angel Stadium of Anaheim in Anaheim, Calif., on Monday, April 2, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)A fan wearing a Dodger hat is escorted from his seat after Cleveland Indians’ Edwin Encarnacion smiles after hitting a inside the park home run against the Los Angeles Angels in the second inning of a Major League baseball game during opening night at Angel Stadium of Anaheim in Anaheim, Calif., on Monday, April 2, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)A fan wearing a Dodger hat is escorted from his seat after Cleveland Indians’ Edwin Encarnacion smiles after hitting a inside the park home run against the Los Angeles Angels in the second inning of a Major League baseball game during opening night at Angel Stadium of Anaheim in Anaheim, Calif., on Monday, April 2, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Angels’ Andrelton Simmons (2) slides back into first base ahead of the tag by Cleveland Indians first baseman Yonder Alonso (17) in the second inning of a Major League baseball game during opening night at Angel Stadium of Anaheim in Anaheim, Calif., on Monday, April 2, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Angels third baseman Jefry Marte (19) flips late to starting pitcher JC Ramirez (not pictured) covering first base as Cleveland Indians’ Bradley Zimmer is safe on the play in the third inning of a Major League baseball game during opening night at Angel Stadium of Anaheim in Anaheim, Calif., on Monday, April 2, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Cleveland Indians’ Bradley Zimmer is safe at third base and would score as Los Angeles Angels third baseman Luis Valbuena (18) can’t handle the throw from catcher Martin Maldonado (not pictured) in the third inning of a Major League baseball game during opening night at Angel Stadium of Anaheim in Anaheim, Calif., on Monday, April 2, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher JC Ramirez looks any a baseball after Cleveland Indians’ Bradley Zimmer scored on a wild throw to third base in the third inning of a Major League baseball game during opening night at Angel Stadium of Anaheim in Anaheim, Calif., on Monday, April 2, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Cleveland Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis is late getting to a single by Los Angeles Angels’ Luis Valbuena (not pictured) in the fourth inning of a Major League baseball game during opening night at Angel Stadium of Anaheim in Anaheim, Calif., on Monday, April 2, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Cleveland Indians’ Tyler Naquin shakes hands with teammate Lonnie Chisenhall (8) after hitting a two run home run against the Los Angeles Angels in the fourth inning of a Major League baseball game during opening night at Angel Stadium of Anaheim in Anaheim, Calif., on Monday, April 2, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Angels’ Andrelton Simmons singles against the Cleveland Indians in the fourth inning of a Major League baseball game during opening night at Angel Stadium of Anaheim in Anaheim, Calif., on Monday, April 2, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons (2) throws out Cleveland Indians’ Yonder Alonso (not pictured) in the fifth inning of a Major League baseball game during opening night at Angel Stadium of Anaheim in Anaheim, Calif., on Monday, April 2, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani, right, smiles as he speaks with his interpreter in the fifth inning of a Major League baseball game against the Cleveland Indians during opening night at Angel Stadium of Anaheim in Anaheim, Calif., on Monday, April 2, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia, left, makes a pitching change in the fifth inning of a Major League baseball game against the Cleveland Indians during opening night at Angel Stadium of Anaheim in Anaheim, Calif., on Monday, April 2, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher JC Ramirez looks toward the score board as Cleveland Indians’ Lonnie Chisenhall rounds third base and scores on a two run home run by teammate Tyler Naquin (not pictured) in the fourth inning of a Major League baseball game during opening night at Angel Stadium of Anaheim in Anaheim, Calif., on Monday, April 2, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia makes his way to the pitching mound to change pitchers in the fifth inning of a Major League baseball game against the Cleveland Indians during opening night at Angel Stadium of Anaheim in Anaheim, Calif., on Monday, April 2, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)The giant US flag is unfurled as the National Anthem is played before the start of the Angels opening day of the 2018 season at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Monday, April 2, 2018. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Contributing Photographer)An Air Force C-17 flies over as a giant US flag is unfurled for the National Anthem before the start of the Angels opening day game of the 2018 season at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Monday, April 2, 2018. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Contributing Photographer)Angels fans walks by a large photo of new Angels pitcher Shohei Ohtani in the concourse on opening day at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Monday, April 2, 2018. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Contributing Photographer)A young Angels fan waves to players as they warm up on the field before the start of the game against Cleveland on Opening Day at Angels Stadium in Anaheim on Monday, April 2, 2018. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Contributing Photographer)Angels starting pitcher Shohei Ohtani high fives teammates as he is introduced before the start of the opening day game against Cleveland in Anaheim on Monday, April 2, 2018. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Contributing Photographer)Volunteers wait to unfurl the large flag for the National Anthem before the start of the Angels opening day game against Cleveland in Anaheim on Monday, April 2, 2018. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Contributing Photographer)Mike Reiss, right, of Rancho Mission Viejo snaps a photo of his 7-month-old son Wright on opening day for the Angels in Anaheim on Monday, April 2, 2018. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Contributing Photographer)A young Angels fan waits for a foul ball to be hit down the left field line during batting practice before the start of the Angels opening day game against Cleveland in Anaheim on Monday, April 2, 2018. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Contributing Photographer)Angels relief pitcher Noe Ramirez delivers a pitch against Cleveland in Anaheim on Monday, April 2, 2018. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Contributing Photographer)Cleveland starting pitcher Mike Clevinger delivers a pitch against the Angels in Anaheim on Monday, April 2, 2018. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Contributing Photographer)The Angels’ Zack Cozart, left, is safe at second after stretching a single into a double against Cleveland in Anaheim on Monday, April 2, 2018. Cleveland second baseman Jason Kipnis is late with the tag. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Contributing Photographer)Cleveland first baseman Yonder Alonso can’t get to a sharp grounder by Angels’ Luis Valbuena for a single in Anaheim on Monday, April 2, 2018. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Contributing Photographer)Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher JC Ramirez throws to the plate during the first inning of a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians Monday, April 2, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)A fan reaches for a ball hit for an inside-the-park home run by Cleveland Indians’ Edwin Encarnacion along with Los Angeles Angels left fielder Justin Upton during the second inning of a baseball game Monday, April 2, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Angels left fielder Justin Upton makes a running catch for the out against Cleveland in Anaheim on Monday, April 2, 2018. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Contributing Photographer)The Angels’ Kole Calhoun fouls a pitch off against Cleveland in Anaheim on Monday, April 2, 2018. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Contributing Photographer)Cleveland’s Tyler Naquin rounds the bases after hitting a two-run home run off of Angels starting pitcher JC Ramirez in the fourth inning in Anaheim on Monday, April 2, 2018. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Contributing Photographer)The Angels’ Albert Pujols gets a little chin music in the eighth inning batting against Cleveland in Anaheim on Monday, April 2, 2018. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Contributing Photographer)Los Angeles Angels’ Albert Pujols avoids a close pitch during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Monday, April 2, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)The Angels’ Albert Pujols watches the ball as he fouls out to the catcher in the eighth inning against Cleveland in Anaheim on Monday, April 2, 2018. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Contributing Photographer)Angels relief pitcher Noe Ramirez delivers a pitch against Cleveland in the ninth inning in Anaheim on Monday, April 2, 2018. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Contributing Photographer)Los Angeles Angels’ Jefry Marte reacts after striking out with two runners on against the Cleveland Indians in the fifth inning of a Major League baseball game during opening night at Angel Stadium of Anaheim in Anaheim, Calif., on Monday, April 2, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)NextShow Caption1 of 57Los Angeles Angels’ Jefry Marte reacts after striking out with two runners on against the Cleveland Indians in the fifth inning of a Major League baseball game during opening night at Angel Stadium of Anaheim in Anaheim, Calif., on Monday, April 2, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)ExpandANAHEIM — The Angels’ home opener began with all of the normal pomp and circumstance that summons the optimism of the season ahead.Then it devolved into reminders of what had gone wrong in the past.The Angels lost 6-0 to the Cleveland Indians on Monday night before an announced sellout crowd of 43,904 at Angel Stadium, dropping their 12th straight game against the Indians.What’s more, the Cleveland pitcher who started the game was traded by the Angels in one of the organization’s more forgettable recent deals.last_img read more

  • April Fools? Tom Brady announces ‘retirement’ in first tweet

    first_imgpic.twitter.com/OM9RHebba0— New England Patriots (@Patriots) April 1, 2019🤔🤔🤔 https://t.co/H5nb8hUlI9— NFL (@NFL) April 1, 2019Welcome to @Twitter, @TomBrady 🐐 pic.twitter.com/gWGx9PJaYd— Boston Celtics (@celtics) April 1, 2019Now that’s how the 🐐 joins Twitter— Twitter (@Twitter) April 1, 2019pic.twitter.com/ipw5bauWU2— Jake German (@JakeGerman95) April 1, 2019pic.twitter.com/UYgXTEZYFl— Logan Lamorandier (@LLamorandier) April 1, 2019pic.twitter.com/7j21AicWMC— Trey (@treydayway) April 1, 2019 I’m retiring. In my spare time, I’ll be tweeting #LFG— Tom Brady (@TomBrady) April 1, 2019All the Brady naysayers out there shouldn’t hold their breath, though. Brady has stated multiple times that he wants to play into his mid-40s. With Brady turning 42 in August, he ideally hopes he has a couple of years left in the tank.That didn’t stop Twitter from chiming in on his first tweet. Related News Tom Brady picked the prime day to post his first tweet ever. Patriots top 2019 projected NFL win totals; Browns make big jump The Patriots quarterback used April Fools’ Day to try his hand at comedy, “announcing” he has decided to retire and tweet in his newfound spare time.last_img read more

  • Mayhew ready to go

    first_imgHours away from a historic run in the monobob at the Winter Youth Olympics now under way in Lillehammer, Norway, there’s an air of optimism around 17 year-old Jamaican participant Daniel Mayhew.The Monobob heat gets under way at 8 a.m. (Jamaica time), with Mayhew scheduled to be the 13th competitor on the ice. The Charlemont High school student is Jamaica’s first competitor at the event, and coach Harry Nelson was in a confident mood ahead of today’s heat, where the youngster will be looking to vie for a top spot.Nelson told The Gleaner that Mayhew is in good spirits, has been training well, and has been performing with more consistency since his arrival.”He had his final training run today (yesterday) and he didn’t look bad at all. He is showing some consistency, his driving time wasn’t a personal best, but the conditions on the day wasn’t that good. But going into the event, he is actually eight right now and moving up, so we are feeling good,” said Nelson.”I’m very pleased with how things are looking at this point. Even though the conditions weren’t great in training yesterday, he got his best push-off time of 5.70,” added Nelson. “The day before, he got his best track time of 57.40 seconds.”STILL CONFIDENTNelson, however, admitted that he would have preferred if he was able to work a little longer on the ice with his young charge, but remains confident that he will represent himself and the nation well when competition gets under way.”We would have definitely liked more time on the ice, but we have to work with what we’ve got,” Nelson noted.”Daniel is very upbeat and ready to go. There is no pressure on him. He went through his qualification runs with no incident, as well as a personal best in his runs, so we are happy,” Nelson added.The coach underlined that the main objective is to ensure that the youngster completes the course without incident, but made it clear that they are keeping an eye on the top positions.”The major objective is to make sure he finishes the track incident-free, and anything after that, we will go for it. We are Jamaicans, so you know we always give our best, and so we will be looking to put ourselves in a spot where we can try to get the gold,” said Nelson.last_img read more