MIAMI — A couple of the New York Mets’ biggest hits came from unexpected sources on the night of Aug. 4.Eric Campbell’s tiebreaking pinch single and Juan Lagares’ two-run triple highlighted a four-run eighth inning that helped send the Mets to a 5-1 win over the Miami Marlins.“Our offense is pretty exciting,” Mets pitcher Jonathon Niese said. “At any given time during the game they can explode. It’s a great feeling.”Niese (6-9) allowed one run and four hits in seven innings for the NL East-leading Mets, who won their fifth consecutive game as they erased an early deficit.“There’s no sense of panic. There’s no sense of urgency,” Mets Manager Terry Collins said. “We hit the ball good early. They felt like they were going to get some chances to score, and the veteran leadership in the dugout, they were just going to continue to plug away and we did.”Relievers Tyler Clippard and Jeurys Familia combined to pitch two scoreless innings to end the game.Lucas Duda drove a ball over right fielder Cole Gillespie for a single leading off the eighth against Mike Dunn (1-5) and Travis d’Arnaud followed with a base hit. Campbell, a .181 hitter batting for Niese, poked a soft line drive into shallow left field over the outstretched glove of shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria.“I thought I either hit well enough or not well enough where it would drop in there,” Campbell said.Lagares, batting in the 9 hole, tripled to make it 4-1 and scored on Curtis Granderson’s double.“I think it was a huge hit for (Lagares),” Collins said. “I know he’s down a little bit because he’s not playing, and I understand it. I totally get it and as we all know there’s one way to get back in the lineup, and that’s do what he did tonight.”The Marlins have lost six of seven.“We had some chances” Marlins manager Dan Jennings said. “Again, little frustrating to see a close game. These are the type of games we’re going to have to win and when it slips away it’s frustrating. (The Mets) right now, they’re on a playoff run. They have a lot of momentum going their way. But when you stay right there cheek-to-cheek with them and let it get away it’s definitely frustrating.”Dee Gordon’s RBI single in the third ended Niese’s scoreless inning streak at 18. “(Niese) has been very, very good and again tonight,” Collins said. “An outstanding outing.”Miami starter Brad Hand pitched four scoreless innings before leaving after 84 pitches with a 1-0 lead.“I threw like 41 pitches through the first four outs,” Hand said. “That’s never good when you have a short pitch count. I was able to battle and get through four.”Ruben Tejada singled off Adam Conley to drive in Wilmer Flores, who scored from second by beating Gillespie’s throw as he slid his left hand underneath catcher J.T. Realmuto’s tag.“I was telling him where to slide, he better have scored,” Niese said. “It was good. It was a heck of a slide. He hustled all the way through and it was a great hit by Ruben as well.”(CHRISTOPHER STOCK)TweetPinShare0 Shares
Ausilio: Dybala would be Inter Milan player if we…by Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveInter Milan chief Piero Ausilio says Paulo Dybala could have been a Nerazzurri player.Dybala has emerged as one of the most exciting attackers in the world at Juventus.And Ausilio recalled a meeting with former Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini: “A meeting was organised between the two presidents, Zamparini can confirm it, and I am convinced that if Inter on that occasion at the home of the president of Palermo had more desire and determination to spend more probably Dybala would be an Inter player.”The offer was honestly much lower than what Juventus did. The pair of (Mauro) Icardi-Dybala was intriguing to all.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
Liverpool, Everton watching Club Brugge attacker Arnaut Danjumaby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveClub Brugge attacker Arnaut Danjuma Groeneveld is attracting major Premier League interest.Danjuma is on the radar of AC Milan, which Club Brugge have confirmed, though reports of a bid already tabled have been denied.The 21 year-old only moved to Belgium last summer from NEC Nijmegen, but his impact has attracted interest from across Europe.Along with Milan, Tottenham, Liverpool and Everton are also interested in Danjuma. He has scored five times and gave four assists in fifteen official matches for his new club.Manchester City were also keen on Danjuma before he left NEC in the summer for a cut-price €1m. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Facebook Eric McCormack is returning to his roots at the Stratford Festival for a special one-night only performance of The Fantasticks. (CHRIS PIZZELLO / THE ASSOCIATED PRESS) The actor has a long history with Stratford as one of its best-known alumni. He was the recipient of last year’s Stratford Festival Legacy Award.Stratford says “certain language and situations” from the original script have been changed to “reflect the evolving social awareness and attitudes of a 21st-century audience.” Advertisement Eric McCormack is returning to his roots at the Stratford Festival for a special one-night only performance of The Fantasticks.The Will & Grace star will take the stage in October for what’s being called a “special concert version” of the world’s longest running musical.The Fantasticks in Concert follows the story of two fathers who create the illusion of a feud between them in hopes of tricking their children into falling in love. The story is propelled by a narrator, who will be played by McCormack. The Fantasticks in Concert will be performed at Stratford’s Avon Theatre on Oct. 30. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Twitter Login/Register With: Advertisement
COQUITLAM, B.C. – A British Columbia man has been charged with mischief after a U.S.-based social media platform was allegedly flooded with thousands of spam messages, effectively shutting down many of its channels.Brandan Lukus Apple of Coquitlam was charged Dec. 1 with one count of mischief to computer data after the alleged cyberattack.The 20-year-old man is also named in a B.C. Supreme Court civil lawsuit filed last April by Twitch Interactive Inc. that alleges he was behind an attack by so-called spambots last year, where unsolicited messages flooded more than a thousand of its channels, disabling the company’s chat feature.The Twitch website says the company is the world’s leading social video service using members to stream video games to 100 million viewers who can take part in game culture through real-time chats and discussions.A B.C. Supreme Court judge separately ordered Apple in April to refrain from creating, selling or promoting any other bots or robots allegedly aimed at the company’s websites.Apple didn’t respond to a request for comment and a statement of defence has not been filed in the civil suit.None of the allegations in the lawsuit or in the criminal charge have been proven in court.The case stemming from the criminal charge returns to court in Port Coquitlam next month.The company says in a statement of claim in its civil lawsuit that over 1,000 channels were attacked with over 150,000 spam messages.“Twitch has received hundreds of individual reports regarding spam messages containing racism, homophobia, sexual harassment, links to shock imagery, false implications of viewbotting and soliciting child sex exploitation material ….” the statement alleges.Twitch is asking for damages to cover the cost of investigating the alleged attacks, as well as lost revenue.
DETROIT — A federal grand jury in Detroit has indicted four Audi engineering managers from Germany in a widening diesel emissions cheating scandal.Richard Bauder, Axel Eiser, Stefan Knirsch and Carsten Nagel were named in a 12-count indictment alleging conspiracy, wire fraud and violations of the Clean Air Act.The indictment alleges the men took part in nearly a decade-long conspiracy to deceive the Environmental Protection Agency by cheating on emissions tests for 3-litre diesel engines.It’s not clear whether the men are in custody. Messages were left Thursday seeking comment from government and Audi spokesmen.Audi is a luxury brand owned by German automaker Volkswagen. VW pleaded guilty in 2016 to criminal charges in the scandal and will pay more than $30 billion in penalties and settlement costs..The Associated Press
“I cannot emphasizes enough how critical it is for everyone involved to feel like they’re winning. Coming from a social work perspective, seeing the high rates of our people incarcerated, the social issues, the poverty. At some point you get tired of doing that job. It’s like you’re in a spinning wheel and you’re going nowhere because these social issues are continuous.”Ogan-Toews told the crowd that an important question that all parties to resource development need to ask is how things can be done differently than in the past. She explained that having previously led her community meant she needed to make difficult decisions that she felt were correct, despite opposition.“The are a lot of naysayers, there is a lot of opposition. You’re not going to make everybody happy. In my role with the First Nations LNG Alliance, that’s part of what I’m trying to do: to do the right thing for our people. If we can get those economic wheels turning for our communities and bring in revenue, that will help address some of the social issues that we deal with on a daily basis. We want to be able to increase the quality of life for our people. When you look at the rest of Canada and you look at First Nations, our quality of life is less than the average Canadian citizen’s. We want to be able to level the playing fields. We want to see more of our people in post-secondary, being teachers, nurses, doctors.” FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — It was a packed house at the Pomeroy Hotel for the Northeast B.C. Resource Municipalities Coalition symposium on LNG development last Wednesday.The symposium featured discussions to gather information and feedback from residents in the Northeast after the provincial government announced that it wants to create a new Energy Roadmap for the province. After a presentation on how Northeast B.C. can contribute to the new Energy Roadmap, a panel discussion that included Fort St. John Mayor Lori Ackerman lead the conversation on ways that Northeast B.C. can help better educate B.C. residents about the provincial energy sector.The forum featured two keynote speakers: BC LNG Alliance President and CEO David Keane, as well as First Nations LNG Alliance CEO Karen Ogen-Toews. Ogen-Toews, who formerly served as chief of the Wet’suwet”n First Nation, gave a presentation on ways that Canadians can better develop the country’s natural resources, while also fostering better relations with First Nations. Ogen-Toews explained that her background as a social worker has given her a unique perspective on ways that resource development can benefit peoples of all backgrounds that are involved.
This week on Trev Talks, we discuss the upcoming municipal election with Janet Prestley. Janet has been with The City of Fort St. John since the days of Pat Walsh as Mayor.The Municipal Election will be held across B.C. on October 20, 2018. If you’d like more information running for Council in Fort St. John, click here. For the District of Tayor, click here and for the Regional District, click here.You can watch the Youtube version of the show above or watch it on Facebook below. Listen for Trev Talks every Friday at 10 a.m. on Moose FM and shared live on Facebook and Youtube.
VICTORIA, B.C. – In a new report, the Forest Practices Board is recommending that the B.C. Government adopts a tactical forest planning process to direct forestry operations on Crown land.According to Kevin Kriese, Chair of the Forest Practices Board, the Board has been calling for improved planning for over 20 years and that the plan does not address the need for planning for multiple forest values.“For more than 20 years, the board has called for improved planning and objectives at the landscape and watershed scales. Recent board work has confirmed that forest stewardship plans, despite considerable energy and effort to develop and approve, do not address the need for planning for multiple forest values across the landscape.” The Board’s report recommends that the process must:be inclusive of Indigenous peoples, stakeholders and the public;integrate all forest values;be place-based and forward-looking;be embedded in the forest management system; andinclude monitoring and continuous improvement over timeCurrently, the Government is consulting with the public on potential amendments to the Forest and Range Practices Act.The Forest Practices Board is B.C.’s independent watchdog for sound forest and range practices, reporting its findings and recommendations directly to the public and government.More information on the Board can be found at bcfpb.ca.
New Delhi: Seeking to encash Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s image of a doer, BJP has chosen the slogan of ‘Modi Hai to Mumkin Hai’ ‘Modi makes it possible’ for the upcoming general elections, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said Thursday. Modi, he added, has demonstrated during the last five years indefatigability by literally working round-the-clock, Jaitley said in the ‘Agenda 2019 Part-4’ blogpost. He further said Modi as a quick learner has demonstrated his ability to take quick decisions on complicated matters with clarity and determination. Also Read – How a psychopath killer hid behind the mask of a devout laity! “His image as a doer is now recognised by most Indians. Many India observers across the world have marvelled with India’s pace of taking decisions and implementing them. The BJP, therefore, has chosen an effective slogan for the forthcoming elections ‘Modi Hai to Mumkin Hai’ ‘Modi makes it possible’,” said Jaitley, who is also in-charge of the publicity division of BJP for 2019 general elections. Recalling some landmark achievements of the government, he said for the first time for five years in a row, India has remained the fastest growing major economy in the world and also a ‘sweet spot’ in the global economy. Also Read – Encounter under way in Pulwama, militant killed “It is both the motivation and the leadership which made the vital difference. It is precisely for this reason that India will witness an election where people will get an opportunity to endorse Prime Minister Modi’s leadership, decisiveness, integrity and performance. Indeed he makes it possible,” the finance minister said. Among other things, Jaitley also said during Modi’s premiership, India demonstrated through surgical strike of 2016 and air-strike of 2019 against Pakistan that it was willing to adopt unconventional methods of attacking terror at the point of its origin. The other achievements of the government, he said, were bringing down inflation from 10.4 per cent during the UPA regime to 2.5 per cent presently, running an honest government and providing 10 per cent reservation in public employment and educational institutions for economically weaker sections in unreserved category. The government, he said, has also provided income support to poor farmers and pension scheme for the unorganised labour in the country. Other achievements of the government were the smoothest implementation of GST, free medical treatment to the poor under Ayushman Bharat scheme and 100 per cent electrification of all households, he said. “The above is only an illustrative list of the kinds of strides India is making. Has any government done more? It was the same governmental machinery, the same political system, the same implementation instruments that the government had at its disposal. It is both the motivation and the leadership which made the vital difference,” Jaitley said.