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Blazing Indians extend win streak to 19 straight

first_imgFrancisco Lindor tripled home three runs off rookie Myles Jaye (0-1) in the second inning, and the Indians, who haven’t lost since Aug. 23, added another blowout to their growing list of lopsided conquests.The defending AL champions aren’t just rolling, they’re steamrolling opponents, outscoring them 132-32 during a stretch that includes six shutouts.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogCarlos Carrasco (15-6) struck out nine in six innings, Lindor had four RBIs and Jose Ramirez hit a two-run homer as the Indians lowered their magic number to clinch the Central to six.Cleveland is the sixth team in history to win at least 19 straight, and the streak is the longest since the 2002 Oakland Athletics won 20 in a row — a run that was celebrated in the film “Moneyball.” “No knock on the Dodgers or the Astros, they’re obviously both very good teams,” said Tigers manager Brad Ausmus. “I think this is the most balanced team and probably the biggest threat to anybody in baseball to win a World Series because they do kind of cover every facet of the game.”Cleveland’s streak has happened despite the team missing three of its best players: All-Star reliever Andrew Miller, All-Star left fielder Michael Brantley and second baseman Jason Kipnis. They’re all on the disabled list.“It’s just the next guy up,” Kipnis said. “It doesn’t matter who it is or what goes down. We like the depth that we have. We have the players that go out and compete each night and you’re going to win a lot of games when guys play with that attitude.”MILLER MOVINGMiller threw 30 pitches in a simulated game, a major step in his recovery from knee tendinitis. The team will see how Miller responds Tuesday before deciding the next move. Kipnis faced Miller during the workout and doubled off the left-hander.“After I fouled one off, I said, ‘I’ve already had a better at-bat than I have ever versus him in a game,’” Kipnis said. “He smiled at that one.”TRAINER’S ROOMTigers: RHP Jordan Zimmerman received an injection last week for the neck injury that’s bothered him since last season. He will begin a throwing program in the next few days, and Ausmus said Zimmerman will make a few more starts if there are no setbacks. Zimmerman is 8-12 with a 6.18 ERA in 27 starts. … OF Mikie Mahtook (sore left groin) was out of the lineup for the third straight day.Indians: Rookie CF Bradley Zimmer will undergo surgery on his broken left hand on Tuesday in New York. Zimmer got stepped on while diving into first base on Sunday. The Indians do not have a timetable on his return, but it’s safe to assume his season is over.UP NEXT End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ The Indians can match those A’s on Tuesday, and their chances of getting No. 20 are strong with AL Cy Young Award contender Corey Kluber starting.At this point, it hardly matters who’s on the mound.Cleveland joined the 1906 Chicago White Sox (19), the 1947 New York Yankees (19), the 2002 A’s (20), the 1935 Chicago Cubs (21) and the 1916 New York Giants (26) as the only teams to reel off 19 consecutive wins. The Giants’ record run is in the books as the major league mark, although it did include a tie, which does not count as an official game in baseball, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.Even tying these Indians during a game has been nearly impossible.Cleveland has trailed in only four of 171 innings, scored first in 18 of 19 games and has hit 38 homers. In a season where other teams have displayed dominance, the Indians stand alone.ADVERTISEMENT Kluber is 7-1 with a 1.92 ERA in his last eight starts. The right-hander, who leads the AL in ERA (2.56) and opponent batting average (.192), will face Detroit’s Matt Boyd.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cleveland Indians’ Francisco Lindor scores on a sacrifice fly by Jose Ramirez against the Detroit Tigers during the second inning in a baseball game, Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)CLEVELAND — Unrelenting and unbeatable at the moment, the Cleveland Indians refuse to lose.With their latest overpowering win, they extended baseball’s longest winning streak since 2002 to 19 games with an 11-0 blowout of the Detroit Tigers on Monday night to move closer to a record that has stood for 101 years.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson End of his agony? 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Children injured in 4-vehicle smash-up

first_imgThree children are now patients at the West Demerara Regional Hospital (WDRH) nursing severe head injuries after the Route 32 minibus in which they were travelling slammed into a Toyota Runx at Kastev, West Coast Demerara (WCD) on Tuesday morning.The accident occurred around 09:00h. The three children, aged six to eight, were being accompanied by their mother to school when the driver of the minibus lost control and collided with the Toyota motor car, HC 4537, which was attempting toThe mangled minibus after the accidentmake a U-Turn on the roadway.As a result of the collision, the car ended up in a nearby trench, but not before crashing into a canter truck bearing registration number GMM 5017 and a parked Toyota Spacio with plates, HC 1607.When Guyana Times arrived at the scene, the mother of the children was screaming as she held them in her arms. They were bleeding profusely from their heads.The woman and her children were picked up and taken to the Leonora Cottage Hospital where they were treated and subsequently transferred to the West Demerara Regional Hospital. Up to press time, the children were said to be in stable condition.Public-spirited citizens were seen attempting to remove the driver of the minibus from the wreckage. His feet were reportedly crushed.After being pulled out, the driver related that the driver of the Runx turned into his path and as such, he was unable to avoid hitting him.“Is he fault, he unlicensed plus he saw me coming and he still turn, I couldn’t haveThe Toyota Runx involved in the accidentdone anything, bai,” the man, whose name was given only as Tiwari, alleged to this publication.On the other hand, the driver of the Runx told the Police that he did indeed see the bus approaching him, but made a terrible misjudgement. The minibus, according to him, was speeding.“I thought that I could’ve made the turn before the man reach, but he end up hitting me…de man de speeding,” he stated. In addition, it was later learnt that the driver of the Silver Runx was unlicensed.Investigations are ongoing.last_img read more

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ExxonMobil announces another oil find

first_imgExxon Mobil Corporation announced today positive results from its Ranger-1 exploration well, marking ExxonMobil’s sixth oil discovery offshore Guyana since 2015.Details will follow in January 6 edition of Guyana Times.BRBKT4 Stena Carron oil drill ship at geo-stationary mooring in Bressay Sound, off Lerwick, Shetland Islands.last_img

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Exclusive – Bradford FA Cup hero Stead: We’ve seen off Chelsea, now bring on Arsenal!

first_imgBradford FA Cup hero Jon Stead has told talkSPORT he is dreaming of taking on Arsenal in the fifth round.The League One minnows came from two goals behind to sensationally dump out Premier League leaders Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday and Stead is now keen for a crack at their London rivals in the next stage of the competition.Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, he said: “We look forward to the draw this evening and we’ll see who we pick up.“I would love to go away to Arsenal because I have never played at that stadium so that would be one for me to chalk up on a personal note.”Chelsea seemed to be coasting to victory against Bradford as they led 2-0 through Gary Cahill and Ramires with 40 minutes on the clock.But Stead’s goal just before the break sparked an amazing turnaround, with three further strikes in the second-half sealing a stunning 4-2 win for the Bantams.“It was an incredible day and it is still just sinking in really,” said the 31-year-old.“We haven’t just gone and nicked a scrappy goal in the last minute to come away with a result. We have gone and produced some great football, especially in the second half, and we caused them huge problems, which is a great credit to the boys.”last_img read more

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USA advance with Sweden win, Cameroon snatch dramatic last 16 spot

first_img0Shares0000Horan stabbed the Americans in front early on © AFP / DAMIEN MEYERLe Havre, France, Jun 20 – The United States made it a perfect three wins out of three at the Women’s World Cup on Thursday by beating Sweden 2-0 to top Group F, as Chile missed a late penalty to lose out on the knockout stages at the death.The Americans will continue their bid to defend their world title against Spain in Reims on Monday after a win that saw them make it 18 goals for the tournament and break the 24-year-old record for the number of goals scored in the group stage held by Norway. Lindsey Horan opened the scoring when she tapped home Samantha Mewis’ flick with two minutes on the clock, and Tobin Heath made sure of the points by firing past Hedvig Lindahl four minutes after the break.Heath’s strike somehow survived a VAR check from referee Anastasia Pustovoytova despite substitute Carli Lloyd looking to be offside in the build up.Sweden started with a team with seven changes from the side that beat Thailand 5-1 last time out and four players making their World Cup debut, and offered very little attacking threat.However their defeat means that they face Canada next in Paris on Monday and are in an easier side of the knockout draw from the States, who have hosts France, England and Norway as potential opponents further down the line.The only truly top draw side lined up for the Swedes is Germany, who they could meet in the quarter-finals if they beat Canada, who lost 2-1 to Group E winners the Netherlands earlier on Thursday.There was heartbreak for Chile meanwhile, who needed to beat Thailand by three goals in order to pip Nigeria into the knockouts.They were 2-0 up with five minutes left when they were awarded a penalty via VAR, only for Francisca Lara to crash her spot-kick off the bar and see her side knocked out. – Lionesses roar –Cameroon players celebrate after Ajara Nchout’s last-gasp goal saw them beat New Zealand to qualify for the last 16 of the women’s World Cup on Thursday © AFP / Pascal GUYOTJust 10 seconds of the allotted five minutes of added time remained in Montpellier when Nchout curled her team into the next round as one of the best third-placed teams after a slaloming run.Nchout, who plays club football in Norway, had earlier given Cameroon the lead in the 57th minute, controlling with her shoulder before slotting home.However, when Aurelle Awona sliced a Katie Bowen cross into her own net with 10 minutes left, it looked as though both teams were heading out.Instead, Nchout’s last-gasp goal means Cameroon go through as one of the best third-placed sides, while New Zealand return home without a point.The Netherlands will meet Japan in the last 16 after Lineth Beerensteyn turned in a Desiree van Lunteren cross in the 75th minute in Reims to seal their win over Canada and advance as Group E winners.Canada thought they had won a penalty inside two minutes in Reims only for French referee Stephanie Frappart to overturn her decision following a VAR review.The Dutch took the lead early in the second half when Anouk Dekker headed in from a free-kick, but Canada drew level soon after as Christine Sinclair converted at the back post from an inviting low cross by Ashley Lawrence.It was the veteran Sinclair’s 182nd goal for her country, leaving her just two shy of Abby Wambach’s international record with the United States, but wasn’t enough to beat their opponents to first place.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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MATCH OF THE DAY! DONEGAL MASCOT JOE WEDS HIS BEAUTIFUL MAYO BRIDE

first_imgJOE & FIONA WILL BE AT THE MATCH ON SUNDAY (thanks to Ciaran for the pic)THE MAN who was a mascot for the 1992 All-Ireland winning team said ‘I do’ on Friday – to his girlfriend from Co Mayo.Joe O’Donnell from Mountcharles was just eight when he led the Donegal team onto the Croke Park pitch.Yesterday the Westport-based sales manager married Fiona O’Toole at a chapel in the Sligo village of Grange. Friends and family from both counties were among 25o guests as the couple posed for pictures waving their county flags.And they even swapped flags at one stage – showing the rivalry for this final is very friendly indeed.On Sunday the couple will take their seats at Croke Park for the match – though this time Joe will be in the stands with his new bride.Jimmy’s Winning Matches was played at the reception at a Sligo hotel last night. Said Joe: “We had a great day and the craic around the match was very special. One of us is going to be very happy on Sunday evening, but sure whoever that is won’t mind by the time we get on honeymoon to America on Tuesday.”New wife Fiona, from the island of Inishturk, added: “The wedding ceremony was lovely and it was great to see the flags. May the best team now win on Sunday.”The after party is in Westport  tonight – followed by the after after party in Dublin tomorrow. MATCH OF THE DAY! DONEGAL MASCOT JOE WEDS HIS BEAUTIFUL MAYO BRIDE was last modified: September 22nd, 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)last_img read more

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DONEGAL PRO-CHOICE CAMPAIGNERS CLAIM THEY WERE VICTIMS OF ‘DESPICABLE’ VERBAL ATTACKS AT RALLY

first_imgPro-Choice rally in LetterkennyPRO-choice campaigners claim they were the victims of what they called ‘despicable’ comments when they held a counter-demonstration to a pro-life rally in Letterkenny on Saturday.“Statements such as ‘you are pro-killer of babies’ and ‘you are pro-suicide’ were shouted at our group,” said a spokeswoman.“Not only that, but someone from their group disparaged the gay pride parade in Dublin. This behaviour is not acceptable. Donegal pro-choicers are part of the LGBT community, we are pro-family and we want mothers to live. “We must stand up against this discrimination and hatred,” she said. DONEGAL PRO-CHOICE CAMPAIGNERS CLAIM THEY WERE VICTIMS OF ‘DESPICABLE’ VERBAL ATTACKS AT RALLY was last modified: June 30th, 2013 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:DONEGAL PRO-CHOICE CAMPAIGNERS CLAIM THEY WERE VICTIMS OF ‘DESPICABLE’ VERBAL ATTACKS AT RALLYlast_img read more

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HARPS BRING HIGH-FLYING SHELS DOWN TO EARTH

first_imgFinn Harps grabbed an impressive share of the spoils against high-flying Shelbourne at Finn Park tonight.Harps striker Ruairi Keating made his mark for Finn Harps against tonight. Pic by Gary Foy.Despite going behind to the Dublin outfit, Ollie Horgan’s side battled well to come back into the game.Their task was made more than an uphill one after just 15 minutes when Josh Mailey was red-carded. Shels had a lot of possession but failed to convert this into any real worthwhile chances in the opening period.Five minutes before the break, Shels almost made the breakthrough when Cashin stole the ball from Keith Cowan but struck the post.The table-toppers didn’t have to wait long for the opener when Lee Desmond netted just two minutes into the restart.A man and a goal down, it looked as if Ollie Horgan’s side had it all to do. But they stuck to the task and on 67 minutes, teenager Ruairi Keating made it 1-1 to the delight of the Harps crowd.  HARPS BRING HIGH-FLYING SHELS DOWN TO EARTH was last modified: May 23rd, 2014 by StephenShare 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:donegalfinn harpsFinn ParkRuairi KeatingShelbournelast_img read more

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Mandela bridge to boost E Cape tourism

first_img13 July 2012 The Nelson Mandela Legacy Bridge currently under construction at Nelson Mandela’s birthplace, Mvezo village in the Eastern Cape, is set to attract tourists while improving access to basic services in the area, says Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti. Nkwinti, who accompanied President Jacob Zuma to the official launch of the Nelson Mandela Legacy Bridge at the Mbashe River, said the name of the bridge would be a drawcard for tourists. When complete, the bridge will link the Mvezo and Ludondolo villages – near to Mthatha in the Eastern Cape province – and the N2 highway. It is a R123-million infrastructure project which forms part of the government’s Comprehensive Rural Development Programme, as well as the countrywide infrastructure drive announced by President Jacob Zuma in his State of the Nation address in February this year. The project was launched in July 2010, and construction on the 140-metre long and 12-metre wide bridge is expected to be completed in March next year.Addressing government priority areas “There will be interest among tourists to learn about Nelson Mandela’s birthplace,” Nkwinti said. “The bridge will also attract more schools to visit the area as more schools are keen to learn about Madiba’s birthplace.” Mvezo Museum is already operational, but it is not easily accessible. Nkwinti said once the bridge was completed, tourists would have access to the museum, which displays Mandela’s legacy. Schools would also have a chance to initiate activities such as cultural dances, arts and crafts, which could be sold to tourists. “Stimulation of tourism in the area is likely to result in the creation of businesses in the tourism sector locally and in the province as a whole,” Nkwinti said. “There will be restoration of self-esteem to both Mvezo and Ludondolo residents as they will no longer be subjected to an embarrassing and inconveniencing situation of removing their clothes whenever they need to cross the Mbashe River in their attempt to access basic services such as schools and clinics.” Government priority areas such as job creation, access to education, health services and local economic development would also be addressed through construction of the bridge, he said. Transport would be positively affected too, as the taxi industry agreed to extend their services to the villages of Ludondolo and Mvezo once the tarred road and bridge were complete. President Zuma said the distance to Qunu village, where Madiba now lives, would be radically shortened thanks to the bridge. “Many visitors, both from our country and abroad, who wish to visit the birthplace of this world icon, will be able to do so by branching off from the national road and travelling a relatively short distance on a new road, thus turning Mvezo potentially into a major tourist attraction,” Zuma said. There are also plans for the construction of the Nelson Mandela Science and Technology High School in Mvezo.‘Creating a more employable workforce’ The construction of the bridge has resulted in the improvement of job creation and skills development in the area as workers have been trained in steel fixing, bricklaying, paving and carpentry – skills that Zuma said would make them employable in future. “I have no doubt that the skills acquired during the bridge and road building process will enable these workers to become more employable in the future, and to access jobs elsewhere even after the completion of the project, and these workers will themselves have easier access to nearby towns,” said Zuma. The Rural Development and Land Reform Department has purchased a brick-making machine which is being used to manufacture bricks during the construction of the bridge. Once the bridge and road construction projects are completed, the department will hand over the brick-making machine to the trained workers to set up a brick-making enterprise. Source: SANews.gov.zalast_img read more

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SA must resolve labour unrest: Gordhan

first_img22 May 2013 The government, trade unions, business and civic leaders need to take bold steps to resolve unrest in South Africa’s mining sector to reduce the impact on the economy, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said in Cape Town on Tuesday. Opening a debate on the National Treasury budget vote in Parliament, Gordhan warned that unless a way was found to restore calm and confidence in South Africa’s mining sector, investment and jobs would be under threat. “The present uncertainty in the labour relations environment in mining and other sectors requires concerted action by organised labour, business, civic leaders and government,” the minister said.‘We are all in this together’ “There is no room for complacency here: we are all in this together. If we do not resolve our labour relations challenges, we will all be losers. We will see deteriorating confidence, job losses and business failures. “But if we find balanced, fair and socially responsible solutions, we all stand to gain: we will see higher investment, higher employment and improvements in living conditions.” Gordhan’s statement comes as the Commission for Conciliation Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) is set to facilitate talks between the government, unions and Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) in a bid to mitigate the mining company’s planned restructuring.‘Focus on telling a positive story’ However, despite this and other challenges that posed a threat to the economy, Gordhan said South Africans should focus on telling a positive story instead of dwelling on the negatives about the country “It is time to construct a positive narrative, and to work together to implement it. There are many countries that have greater instability, but their economic narrative is extremely positive. South Africans want to focus only on the negative, and yet what is needed urgently is to focus on the positive.” Gordhan said that, to turn around the country’s fortunes, the government needed to focus on investing in infrastructure. He said this was how South Africa weathered the storm during the 2008-9 global financial crisis, with the Treasury managing to retain healthy public spending and a comparable low level of debt.Investing in infrastructure “Spending growth reinforced the social security net during a period of declining employment, and provided an economic stimulus through rising allocations towards infrastructure and programmes aimed at business support and increasing employment. “Going forward, the deficit level will moderate through a combination of revenue growth, in line with the economic recovery, and disciplined real growth in spending.” He said there was a need to enhance the economy’s capacity to finance long-term infrastructure investments and municipal capacity. “I am pleased to report that the corporate plan of the Development Bank of Southern Africa outlines a concerted effort to support basic and economic infrastructure development in South Africa and the region. “Government will, over the next three years, invest R827-billion in the building of new and the upgrading of existing infrastructure. These investments will improve access by South Africans to healthcare facilities, schools, water, sanitation, housing and electrification.” Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

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