Massive Moorabool wind farm begins sending power into Australian electricity grid

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Renew Economy:The massive 312MW Moorabool wind farm in central-western Victoria has started to send some power to the National Electricity Market, following the completion of installation of all 104 of its wind turbines late last week.Goldwind Australia said on Friday that all of the turbines for the project, located around 25km south-east of Ballarat, had been installed and that commissioning and project completion activities were now underway.Once fully operational, the $370 million project will produce enough wind power to cover the electricity demand of 228,000 Victorian homes, Goldwind said last week.“Moorabool Wind Farm saw up to 300 local and regional people employed during the construction phase and will see up to 20 permanent full-time maintenance roles once operational,” said Goldwind Australia senior project manager, Dusan Hadzi-Nikolov in a statement.Goldwind bought the project from WestWind Energy in 2016 and started work on the second, 54-turbine section of the wind farm, Moorabool South, in late June.[Sophie Vorrath]More: Massive Moorabool wind farm completed, sending power to Victorian grid Massive Moorabool wind farm begins sending power into Australian electricity gridlast_img read more

Everday citizens study Bar issues

first_img January 15, 2005 Senior Editor Regular News Everday citizens study Bar issues Gary Blankenship Senior Editor A cross section of Floridians is sitting in a hotel conference room, arrayed around a square of tables, listening intently.They include a director of a domestic abuse prevention agency, a neuropsychologist, a banking vice president, a retired FBI agent, and a court reporter. Being presented is a review of the Bar’s current advertising regulations by Bar Ethics Counsel Elizabeth Tarbert and tentative rule changes suggested by the Advertising Task Force 2004 by Chair Manny Morales.The presentations are followed by a spirited question-and-answer session, lively discussion, and then some pointed suggestions.The December 9 meeting was what is getting to be a typical meeting for The Florida Bar’s Citizens Forum, a group of mostly nonlawyers that is both playing a larger role in Bar issues and winning praise for its work.According to its mission statement, the forum is to “provide a vehicle for two-way communication between Florida’s major citizen constituencies and The Florida Bar to inform and educate the public about significant legal-justice issues and to gain public understanding and support.”In effect, the group is both a sounding board and a focus group on issues affecting the legal profession. Its work has won high praise from Bar leaders and Board of Governors, and a major effort of the Communications Committee this year is to involve the forum in more Bar issues.“I can’t say enough about the Citizens Forum,” board member Henry Latimer commented at the December Communications Committee meeting. “I think they give us very valuable insight.”The December gathering, held in conjunction with the Bar Board of Governors meeting, focused on lawyer advertising issues. In October, the forum studied the legal needs of children, particularly those related to domestic violence. In the past it has tackled such diverse topics as merit selection and retention of trial judges and the image of the legal profession.In many ways, the forum discussion on advertising mirrored debates held at the Board of Governors meetings and other venues on the difficulties and frustrations of balancing free speech rights with advertising regulations. But the forum did reach some definite conclusions — along with fulfilling their role of providing an independent, nonlegal eye on Bar issues.“The two primary things that any regulation of advertising needs to do is, number one, protect the consumers of the state and, number two, to do what the Bar can to enhance the image of the profession,” said John Biesinger, a vice president with Wachovia Trust. “To me, simplicity should rule. Lawyers are really good about over-regulating and over-defining, but many lawyers aren’t even looking at what we’ve got on the books today.”He and other members advocated that the Bar should set those principles, reduce the number of rules, and create an enforcement committee empowered to level steep penalties for violators.Members stuck to that view even though Morales said such a scheme might have trouble passing constitutional muster. “Here’s what I’m hearing: We want to have less rules that are more general in nature, but on the other hand we’re going to say if you degrade the profession, we want you disbarred,” he said. “I don’t know how we enforce that.”But task force members continued to insist they saw such simplification as important.They also had two other recommendations. One was to reach out to law students and educate them about the importance of ethical advertising.The second was that attorney Web sites should be regulated the same as other forms of advertising. The advertising task force has made a preliminary recommendation that Web sites be treated as information provided at the request of a potential client. That exempts them from most ad regulations, except general rules that the information must not be false, misleading, or deceptive.Task force members, though, said they see Web sites as high-tech Yellow Pages and that regulations should be the same.“Web sites are almost exclusively the way some people get information,” said Roddie Bailey, a real estate developer from Panama City. “It’s not difficult to type in www.pitbull.com and see that Web site. I suggest you make the rules uniform across the medium.”That also illustrated the importance of keeping rules simple because technology will bring new ways of marketing. “I don’t think the speed at which the Bar can regulate is fast enough to keep up with the things that will be coming to us,” Biesinger said. “The bottom line. . . is simplicity. The easier the Bar makes what’s right and what’s wrong, the easier it will make the regulating of something that is increasingly getting out of control.”The forum’s tentative conclusions were presented to the Board of Governors the next day, when it received a detailed report from Morales on the task force’s preliminary recommendations. (See story, page 1 . ) The task force will receive a report of the forum’s conclusions as part of its input process.Aside from advertising, members also put the finishing touches on their recommendations on the legal needs of children. Those were presented to the Communications Committee, which in turn sent them to the Committee on the Legal Needs of Children for consideration.The forum made several findings and recommendations, including:• Every child in the legal system should have a lawyer/legal counsel.• The Florida Bar should recognize that children not only may be direct victims of abuse but can be witnesses to abuse and that, in both situations, they have unique needs.• The majority of cases involving abuse are complex and last a long period of time. It is difficult for lawyers in active practice to take on such cases pro bono. The lawyers best suited to handle these cases are employed by legal aid organizations. Legal aid organizations need more funding in order to hire more lawyers.• The Florida Bar should study loopholes in F.S. 787.03 which adversely affect the children and mothers/women who are victims of abuse.• There is a problem with domestic abuse among immigrants. A joint effort between immigration lawyers and family lawyers — i.e., providing education for volunteer lawyers or others involved in the cases — would be beneficial. The Florida Bar should facilitate a joint effort between relevant sections in this regard.• The Florida Bar should take the lead in the provision of education/training regarding children’s legal issues including domestic violence; notably, law students, guardians ad litem, and judges need additional (nonlegal) training/education regarding domestic abuse situations.• The Florida Bar should study and consider support of the Palm Beach County model of one judge/one family.• The Florida Bar should prioritize the recommendation of the Commission on the Legal Needs of Children that would amend F.S. Chapters 39, 61, 984, and 985 to authorize information sharing among courts handling cases involving custody, delinquency, truancy, child abuse, and neglect.• Further, the Citizens Forum supports all recommendations of the commission regarding technology and the courts, particularly supporting “A Model Family Court for Florida” as the blueprint for a unified family court and improved technology between the courts and executive agencies working with families (must be a legislative priority).• The Florida Bar should prioritize and take the lead in enacting the commission’s recommendation to create local interdisciplinary groups of social service, psychology, medical, and legal experts.• The Florida Bar should prioritize the commission’s recommendation that Florida should develop a statewide comprehensive system and structure for children’s representation.• In domestic violence abuse cases, The Florida Bar should consider ways to ensure cooperation of the attorney for the child and the attorney for the protective parent.• The Florida Bar should study the need for any revisions to current statutes to ensure that children in domestic violence/abuse cases not be removed from the protective parent. 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Help members capture their version of the American dream

first_imgPoor job prospects, excessive debt, and the failure (or inability) to save and invest have, in the eyes of some observers, put the American dream beyond the reach of millennials.On the other hand, this largest generational segment in American history will benefit from one of the largest wealth transfers in history over the coming years.The impact of millennials on the U.S. economy and the credit union industry is only beginning to be felt.The most recent Raddon Research Insights survey explored the new face of the American dream, examining the attitudes and behaviors of millennials in relation to financial services.The survey also compared millennial behavior and attitudes with those of older generations. continue reading » 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Miami villa with stunning ocean views sells for $1.5 million

first_img1/3 Brakes Cres, Miami.A THREE-LEVEL Tuscan-style beach villa on North Burleigh Headland has sold for $1.5 million.The address is in one of the hottest locations on the Gold Coast with a view over Miami to the north and Burleigh to the south.The four-bedroom family sized villa features open-plan living areas that spill out onto a balcony.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North10 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoThere is a galley style kitchen, three bathrooms and ocean views from every level.The Prestige — Gold Coast agent Peter Hosking negotiated the sale.The property last changed hands in 2004.Records show it was rented out last year for $950 per week. 1/3 Brakes Cres, Miami. 1/3 Brakes Cres, Miami.last_img read more

Smoking marijuana could make the lungs more susceptible to COVID-19, experts say as cannabis sales spike

first_imgInsider 8 April 2020Family First Comment: Yet another health hazard of smoking dope“Lung health experts warn that smoking marijuana regularly could increase a person’s risk of contracting COVID-19, and also having more severe symptoms and complications from the disease, given evidence on tobacco and COVID-19, and what we already know about how heavy marijuana-smoking can impact the lungs.”#saynopetodopeIn the days and weeks leading up to stay-in-place orders and lockdowns, legal cannabis sales spiked.Some studies and anecdotal reports suggest marijuana can help people cope with anxiety, which is being felt deeply across the world as the coronavirus pandemic continues.But lung health experts warn that smoking marijuana regularly could increase a person’s risk of contracting COVID-19, and also having more severe symptoms and complications from the disease, given evidence on tobacco and COVID-19, and what we already know about how heavy marijuana-smoking can impact the lungs.Most hospitalized coronavirus patients have underlying lung diseaseAlthough there’s no data on marijuana use and COVID-19 patients, marijuana smokers — particularly ones who combine cannabis with tobacco — should be wary of their habits because of existing data on coronavirus patients in Italy and China, according to Dr. Barry J. Make, a pulmonologist at National Jewish Health.“From China and Italy, we see people who developed COVID-19 and had underlying lung disease, [they] have more complications and die more often,” Make said. “So this is the perfect time to stop smoking.”Preliminary CDC data found that chronic lung diseases including asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD, and emphysema, were common underlying conditions in hospitalized patients in the US.The CDC was able to analyze 7,162 laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases and found that 656 of them, or 9.2%, reported having a chronic lung condition.READ MORE: https://www.insider.com/regular-cannabis-smoking-may-increase-covid-19-risk-lung-experts-2020-4last_img read more

Antique urges parents to vaccinate kids vs polio

first_imgAbiera said FIC means a child has been immunizedagainst polio, Hepatitis B, and other childhood diseases. Integrated Provincial Health Office-Antique urges parents to have their children immunized with polio vaccine due to the reemergence of the viral disease in the country. PNA “We, however, believe there are still childrenwho were not able to have their full immunization last year and so weencouraged parents to cope with their missed immunization,” Abiera said, addingthat children, who missed their polio immunization, could still have it untilfive years old. He said parents should carry out stricthygiene among their children like hand-washing before and after eating.  “We are now strengthening our routinevaccination so that the children when they reach 1-year-old, would become fullyimmunized children (FIC),” he added. He added the target was a projected figurebased on the data provided by the Philippine Statistics Authority. “Our target last year was 16,280 1-year-oldchildren but health workers reported only 9,191 FIC,” Abiera said. SAN JOSE, Antique – The Integrated ProvincialHealth Office (IPHO) in this province urges parents to have their childrenimmunized with polio vaccine due to the reemergence of the viral disease in thecountry. Provincial health officer Dr. Leoncio AbieraJr. on Wednesday said parents should bring their children to rural healthcenters for vaccination. Last year, a total of 9,191 children aged one,were considered FIC in Antique. “We know that the mode of transmission onpolio is fecal-oral so children have to really practice hand-washing,” addedAbiera.(With a report from PNA/PN)last_img read more

Cricket News Varun Chakaravarthy- Rs 8.4 crore IPL Auction buy – says why he is excited to play for Kings XI Punjab

first_imgNew Delhi: Minutes after he was picked for Rs 8.4 crore by Kings XI Punjab in the 2019 Indian Premier League Auction, the phone has not stopped ringing for Varun Chakaravarthy, the 27-year-old Tamil Nadu ‘mystery’ spinner who created a sensation. “About 600-700 journalists have called so far,” Chakaravarthy said with a tired yet content voice after he had created a sensation in the auction in Jaipur on Tuesday. The young lad’s journey is unique devoid of all the masala elements of Bollywood or Hollywood. Chakaravarthy’s story is the classic story of all middle-class youth, who struggle to find the right balance between a serious academic career or a sporting career.Chakaravarthy’s story was well-highlighted before the auction started. He did not do well in sports in school, quit the game, studied hard and pursued a career as an architect. Suddenly, one day, he had enough and was prepared to jump back in the game. He dusted his kitbag, got back into the cricketing fray and his journey began. “I was just not happy in architecture. I could not express myself. I decided to give one last shot in cricket. If I did not gain much success, I was prepared to stay in architecture,” Chakaravarthy said in an exclusive chat to News Nation. Unique comebackAt the age of 25, making a cricket comeback is not easy for an individual in India, considering the regimented pathway many youngsters go through via U-16, U-19, U-23 before getting into Ranji Trophy. However, for Chakaravarthy, the IPL has provided opportunities to make rapid strides. After a stellar performance with a TNCA fourth-division club, he was picked in the Tamil Nadu Premier League where he played for the Karaikudi Kaalai franchise. Although success did not come immediately, things still worked out well for him. Read More | IPL Auction: Varun Chakaravarthy creates sensation, sold for Rs 8.4 Cr“In the first year, I played for the Karaikudi Kaalai franchise. In that team, there was a video analyst Hari who spotted me. Next year, I went to the Madurai Panthers team but I did not get to play many games. But this year, it all changed. I got massive support from all the senior players in the side, especially from KB Arun Karthick, Thalaivan Sargunam,” Chakaravarthy said. Read More | IPL 2019 Auction: Unadkat, Chakravarthy and Curran get big bucksChange it did. He was the star for Madurai Panthers and his economy rate of 4.7 gave the franchise their first title. More success followed in the Vijay Hazare Trophy, with 22 wickets in nine games for Tamil Nadu. All this culminated on Auction day which was in Jaipur. When Chakaravarthy’s game was announced, the Chennai lad expressed his state of emotions. ‘Glad to be with Ashwin’“I was at home with my parents and we were glued to the TV,” Chakaravarthy said. As the price increased, the excitement went up. “I was just happy that my talent was recognised,” apt came the answer. Chakaravarthy was picked by Kings XI Punjab and he secured the joint-highest bid by an Indian in the auction, level with Jaydev Unadkat. Hailing from Tamil Nadu, there would have been a temptation to play for the Chennai Super Kings, the three-time IPL champions. However, Chakaravarthy gave a surprising answer.Read More | IPL Auction: Prayas Barman, Prabhsimran Singh – the young millionaires“I am from Chennai. However, I am glad that I am going to Kings XI Punjab as I will be playing with Ravichandran Ashwin. I spoke with Ash and he was very excited. The hard work begins now,” Chakaravarthy said. The immediate aim for Chakaravarthy, though, was brushing up on his Hindi. “Konjam teriyum (I know a little)”, said the 27-year-old on his Hindi and he joked he had to take Ashwin’s help in understanding. When asked how much he knew Hindi, he replied, “Balle Balle”, which is a trademark phrase in Punjab.Chakaravarthy’s comeback is an inspiration for people who are caught in the crossroads of a career. The Tamil Nadu youngster signs off by saying, “Give it your best shot and decide whether you can do the best in what you choose. There is no specific time and place to do it,” Chakaravarthy said. After getting Rs 8.4 crore, these words are indeed significant. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_img Associated Press VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSIOC chief invokes Trump in defense of Olympic decisionUNDATED (AP) — A day after postponing the Tokyo Olympics, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach is invoking comments by President Donald Trump to defend himself from criticism.Bach spoke to about 400 reporters on a conference call and was asked why it took so long to postpone the Tokyo Games amid growing concern among athletes about the coronavirus pandemic. He noted that many governments have imposed social limits only into next month or early May, and pointed to Trump’s hope of easing restrictions by mid-April.Bach said “we were in line with these developments” until World Health Organization leaders said Monday that the outbreak was accelerating. March 25, 2020 TRANSGENDER ATHLETES-HIGH SCHOOLUS Justice Department: Don’t treat trans athletes as girlsHARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department is getting involved in a federal civil rights lawsuit that seeks to block transgender athletes in Connecticut from competing as girls in interscholastic sports.Attorney General William Barr signed what is known as a statement of interest Tuesday, arguing against the policy of the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference, the board that oversees the state’s high school athletic competitions.The conference allows athletes to compete as the gender with which they identify, arguing it is following a state law that requires high school students be treated according to their gender identity. It also argues the policy is in accordance with Title IX, the federal law that allows girls equal educational opportunities, including in athletics. Update on the latest sports KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs have agreed to one-year deals with defensive tackle Mike Pennel and fullback Anthony Sherman, continuing their trend of keeping low-cost valuable contributors to their Super Bowl run on the roster.Sherman will be entering his 10th season in the league and his eighth in Kansas City, and has become a useful piece not only as a blocker and short-yardage back but also catching passes out of the backfield. Sherman also has been a key piece of a special teams group that has consistently ranked among the league’s best.Pennel signed with the Chiefs midway through last season when a rash of injuries to the interior defensive line left them in desperate need of depth. He wound up playing eight games — the Chiefs won all of them — with 24 tackles and a sack.COLLEGE FOOTBALL-WASHINGTON STATE-BEEKMANPolice: Washington State safety Bryce Beekman found dead — NASCAR says in a memo to teams that one of its employees at track at Atlanta Motor Speedway two weeks ago has tested positive for the coronavirus. The employee was not identified and NASCAR said the individual has been receiving medical care and all potentially exposed have been told to self-quarantine. NASCAR was scheduled to race at Atlanta March 15 without spectators. But two days prior to the race, NASCAR postponed Atlanta and last weekend’s race at Homestead-Miami Speedway, which instead was converted into a virtual iRacing event broadcast on Fox Sports 1 with 35 drivers. NASCAR has suspended its season through May 9 and will race at least five more iRaces, televised on Fox, during the stoppage.— Roger Federer and his wife Mirka say they have donated $1 million “for the most vulnerable families” in Switzerland. Federer writes on his social media accounts that “these are challenging times for everyone and nobody should be left behind.” The announcement was the first post on his Twitter and Instagram accounts in more than three weeks. Federer underwent surgery on his right knee five weeks ago and hoped to return for grass-court tournaments in June. The men’s tennis tour has since shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic. Federer says he and wife hope “others might join in supporting more families in need.”— Experts are pointing to a Feb. 19 soccer game as one of the biggest reasons why the Italian city of Bergamo (BEHR’-gah-moh) has become an epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic. On that day a third of the Italian city’s population made the short trip to Milan to watch their team play Spanish club Valencia. Nearly 2,500 fans from Spain also traveled to the match. Two days later, the region’s first case of locally transmitted COVID-19 was reported. More than a third of Valencia’s team eventually became infected following what some are calling “Game Zero.”NFL-CHIEFS-FREE AGENCYChiefs agree to 1-year deals with DT Pennel, FB Sherman — The Kontinental Hockey League has given up on trying to reschedule its playoffs and canceled the remainder of the season. The Russia-based KHL is widely considered to be the strongest league outside the NHL. It was due to play its conference semifinals when play was suspended because of the coronavirus outbreak. Teams from Finland and Kazakhstan withdrew because of travel and safety concerns, leaving the league with six teams in an eight-team bracket. The KHL tried to draw up a new playoff system and considered resuming in June and July but has now decided to focus on preparing for a 2020-21 season. It’s unclear how or even whether a champion will be declared. The league says the board will discuss how to allocate finishing positions.— Major League Soccer has extended its moratorium on team training through April 3 and still wants players to stay in their team’s local market. MLS has targeted May 10 as a potential return date. Team training facilities may be used only for physical therapy purposes at the direction of the team’s medical staff.— The All England Club says it is still evaluating whether to postpone or cancel Wimbledon because of the coronavirus pandemic and plans to make a decision next week. That’s when the club’s main board is scheduled to hold an emergency meeting. Main-draw play at Wimbledon is slated to start June 29 and preparations for the tournament are supposed to begin in late April. Playing without fans has been ruled out. Wimbledon hasn’t been canceled since World War II.— Chicago’s United Center is going to be turned into a logistics hub to help with Illinois’ response to the novel coronavirus. The arena that is home to the Bulls and the Blackhawks and the surrounding area will be used for front-line food distribution, first responder staging and collecting medical supplies.— Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns says his mother is hospitalized and in a medically-induced coma after contracting the new coronavirus. Towns talked about the condition of his mother, Jacqueline Cruz, early Wednesday on his Instagram page. He said both his parents went to the hospital recently and were tested for the disease. While his father was released and told to quarantine at home, his mother’s condition deteriorated to the point where she was put on a ventilator and placed in a coma. Towns urged his followers to take COVID-19 seriously and practice social distancing.center_img Bach and the IOC faced mounting criticism last week from athletes, including Olympic gold medalists, for continuing to publicly support holding the Tokyo Games as scheduled from July 24-Aug. 9. The Canadian Olympic committee said before the decision it would not send a team to Tokyo in 2020. Even Trump said on March 12 at the White House that the Olympics should be postponed for a year.The IOC board eventually decided on Tuesday, with Japanese government agreement, to delay until 2021. The postponement calls for the Tokyo Games to take place no later than next summer.In other developments news related to the pandemic:— NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has instructed the 32 teams to close their facilities to all but a select few employees by 6 p.m. Wednesday. In a memo to the teams, Goodell said the restrictions meant as a safeguard against the new coronavirus will be in force until at least April 8. Then the league will re-evaluate, using advice from medical experts and health authorities. The few exceptions include trainers and doctors treating players, security and technology personnel.— The NHL’s chief medical officer expects the coronavirus pandemic to get worse before it gets better in North America. Dr. Winne Meeuwisse says it is difficult to predict when cases of COVID-19 might peak or decrease. That uncertainty makes it unclear when players might be able to get back on the ice in small groups, let alone when games might resume. He says different regional or local health recommendations and lockdown protocols could affect how the league proceeds. Deputy commissioner Bill Daly believes it’s too early to know whether fans would be allowed in whenever hockey is back. Former Texas A&M basketball player David Edwards dead at 48COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Former Texas A&M basketball player David Edwards, whose single-season school record for assists has stood for more than 25 years, has died in his home state of New York. He was 48.The school said in a news release that Edwards died Monday. Former teammate Charles Henderson posted on social media that Edwards died of complications from the new coronavirus. The Associated Press couldn’t independently confirm Henderson’s account.Edwards, who was from New York City, played three seasons for the Aggies from 1991-94 after transferring from Georgetown. He is second to Alex Caruso on Texas A&M’s career list in assists (602) and steals (228). Edwards averaged 13.5 points per game.Edwards played 31 games at Georgetown in 1989-90, averaging 5.4 points and 4.8 assists in 20 minutes per game before transferring and sitting out a year. The Justice Department, in its filing, disagrees. Barr and the other department officials say the policy “deprives those women of the single-sex athletic competitions that are one of the marquee accomplishments of Title IX.”The lawsuit was filed in February by three female runners who say they have been deprived of wins, state titles and athletic opportunities by being forced to compete against transgender athletes.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Washington State senior defensive back Bryce Beekman has died.Police in Pullman, Washington, say the 22-year-old was found dead in his apartment by an officer who responded to a call for help involving “breathing problems.”Pullman Police Chief Gary Jenkins says there were no signs of foul play and that the Whitman County coroner will determine the cause of death.Beekman started all 13 games last season for Washington State after transferring from Arizona Western College. He finished fifth on the team with 60 tackles and one interception. He was expected to be part of an experienced Washington State secondary going into this season.COLLEGE BASKETBALL-OBIT-DAVID EDWARDS Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMLB-NEWSMLB to air teams’ `greatest hits’ instead of opening day gamesUNDATED (AP) — Major League Baseball will air 30 games across its digital platforms on Thursday, giving fans plenty of hardball to choose from on an opening day postponed by the coronavirus pandemic. With its season delayed until at least mid-May, MLB will air one memorable game for each franchise on its YouTube, Twitter and Facebook pages. The list includes Dave Roberts’ series-shifting stolen base for the Boston Red Sox in Game 4 of the 2003 AL Championship Series, the Chicago Cubs ending their championship drought in Game 7 of the 2016 World Series, and perfect games by Félix Hernández and Mark Buehrle (BUR’-lee).MLB Network plans to broadcast classic opening day games throughout the day, including Derek Jeter’s debut in 1996, and SiriusXM also plans to carry memorable season openers. ESPN2 is airing a Home Run Derby marathon starting with Pete Alonso’s impressive show from last summer.In other baseball news:— Toronto Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins is pitching an idea to help big league teams squeeze in more games once the season resumes. Atkins is floating the prospect of playing seven-inning doubleheaders. Those have long been a staple of minor league baseball. Atkins says seven-inning twinbills could add more games in a condensed season without exhausting pitching staffs. Opening day has been postponed until at least mid-May because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Blue Jays were set to begin the 2020 season at home against the Boston Red Sox tomorrow afternoon.— Injured New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge still hasn’t resumed baseball activities. Judge didn’t play in any spring training games because of discomfort in his right pectoral muscle and shoulder that he felt when swinging. The Yankees said March 6 that the 2017 AL Rookie of the Year had a stress fracture to his first right rib, an injury likely dating from a diving catch late last season. Yankees manager Aaron Boone says Judge will be evaluated again in a few weeks.last_img

Narine shackles England as Windies claim sole T20

first_imgWEST Indies produced a watertight bowling performance to strangle England and claim victory by 21 runs in the one-off Twenty20 international at Durham on Saturday.Chasing 177 for victory, the hosts looked well on course after Alex Hales blasted 43 from just 17 balls to light up the powerplay overs on a bitterly cold night at Chester-le-Street.But Sunil Narine’s 2-15 turned the screw as only Jos Buttler – who passed 1,000 T20I runs in making 30 – and Jonny Bairstow (27) offered any hope before the home side fell well short, all out for 155.In truth, England ought to have been chasing in excess of 200 after a destructive opening stand from Evin Lewis (51) and Chris Gayle – whose first six in his 40 from 21 was his 100th maximum in T20Is.Liam Plunkett (3-27) and Adil Rashid (3-25) dragged the hosts back into contention, but Eoin Morgan’s side were left to rue failures with the bat as Narine turned the screw and ensured the Windies’ white-ball stars did what their Test colleagues could not, after a 2-1 defeat in the five-day arena.Gayle’s milestone moment arrived from his seventh delivery, dispatching David Willey over midwicket, and he followed that up by crashing the next ball over the bowler’s head, narrowly missing a media box window.The best of his four maximums went like a tracer bullet over cover off Chris Jordan, before Lewis got in on the act by taking 16 from Tom Curran’s first three balls of the sixth over.Gayle’s fun came to an end after the powerplay, though, as he ambled lazily for a single and was run out smartly by a combination of Jason Roy and Plunkett.Plunkett continued to check the Windies’ progress by removing Lewis, Marlon Samuels and Kieron Pollard in his final two overs, while his Yorkshire team-mate Rashid followed suit in claiming three scalps as the tourists somewhat limped through to 176-9 from the remainder of their allocation.England’s reply got off to the worst possible start as Roy fell to the first ball, and Rovman Powell’s drop of Hales four deliveries later proved costly, the opener thumping eight fours and a six to get the hosts ahead of the rate.But he, Joe Root and Morgan fell in successive overs to leave England 68-4 – a wobble steadied by Buttler and Bairstow, their 50 stand brought up in glorious fashion as the latter drove Pollard over wide long-off for six.Buttler holed out immediately afterwards, though, and when Bairstow perished it left England’s tail too much to do as the Windies were able to warm themselves with a well-earned victory.(Omnisport).last_img read more

Archery Guyana represented at Lima 2019 Pan Am Games

first_imgARCHERY Guyana (AG) is being represented at the Lima 2019 Pan Am Games by Wayne Gerald DeAbreu.Wayne DeAbreu taking aim in LimaIt is the final qualification tournament for the Lima 2019 Pan American Games as part of the fifth World Archery Ranking Tournament in Santiago de Chile, Chile.DeAbreu secured 32nd spot after shooting a score of 594 during the 72 Arrows Ranking Round on Tuesday April 2.On Wednesday, April 3, he opened the day with a win against Barbados in the first round before losing to Bolivia later that day.He is up against Ecuador next.last_img