Martin’s homer sparks Pirates over Brewers 4-2

first_imgPittsburgh Pirates’ Russell Martin (55) hits a three-run home run off Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Jonathan Broxton during the eighth inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene Puskar)ITTSBURGH (AP) – Russell Martin swatted at Jonathan Broxton’s 96 mph fastball and watched as Carlos Gomez gave chase. When the ball cleared the fence just out of Gomez’s reach, the Pittsburgh Pirates catcher thumped his chest as he rounded first base after providing the latest lightning bolt in a season full of them for one of baseball’s most resilient teams.“It’s hard to be happier than that,” Martin said.Buried in May, the Pirates are streaking toward October.Martin’s three-run blast off the Broxton with one out in the eighth inning ignited the Pirates to a 4-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday night and gave Pittsburgh a 4½-game lead in the race for the second National League wild card spot with just nine days left in the regular season.It’s a spot that seemed impossible in the spring. At one point Pittsburgh trailed Milwaukee by 9½ games. Now the Pirates have all the momentum. Pittsburgh has won a season-high five straight and 12 of its last 14.Mark Melancon worked a perfect ninth for his 31st save. John Holdzkom (1-0) earned the win in relief for his first major league victory.Pittsburgh spent seven innings getting overpowered by Milwaukee starter Yovani Gallardo, who struck out 11 before finally exiting after 112 pitches. Broxton (4-3), acquired on Aug. 31 to bolster a bullpen in anticipation of a playoff push, quickly gave it all away.Starling Marte led off the Pittsburgh eighth with an infield single. Neil Walker singled with one out to set the stage for Martin, who had two ugly check swings before taking a 1-1 pitch and sending it into the second row of seats in right-center field for his 11th homer of the year and by far his most important.“I was trying to go down-and-away,” Broxton said. “I don’t know where it was. I don’t watch the videos.”Probably a good idea after the Brewers – who led the NL Central for 149 days this year – watched their playoff hopes take another devastating blow. Rickie Weeks hit his seventh homer of the season off Pirates starter Jeff Locke and Jonathan Lucroy added an RBI-single, but Milwaukee lost its third straight.The Brewers let a 2-0 lead get away late on Thursday night against St. Louis and fell in extra innings. They arrived in Pittsburgh at 4 a.m. on Friday morning hoping to revive their season against a team they have dominated for years, including an 11-5 mark this season. Now they likely need to sweep the final two games of the series to have any reasonable chance of catching Pittsburgh.“When you go to late innings, we’re used to putting games away,” Milwaukee manager Ron Roenicke said. “We’ve been really good all year in finishing out games, and we’re not doing it right now.”Gallardo did his part. He escaped early trouble and then settled down, retiring nine of the final 10 batters he faced before giving way to Broxton after 112 leave-it-all-out-there pitches.The Pirates stranded six runners in the first four innings against Gallardo with nothing to show for it. Still, they remained upbeat after Gallardo tired.“We’re a team that has a pretty good offense. When you have somebody that neutralizes you, it’s frustrating,” Martin said. “But we believe in each other and we believe when we get to the bullpen we can make things happen.”Ike Davis added an RBI single later in the inning off Jeremy Jeffress to give Melancon a little extra cushion he wouldn’t need.TRAINER’S ROOMBrewers: Milwaukee 1B Mark Reynolds was back in the lineup on Friday, going 0 for 3 less than 24 hours after a rare mental mistake opened the door to a late St. Louis rally.“This guy, instinctually, is unbelievable,” Roenicke said. “That’s why when you see those things happen, it’s surprising. And, you know, why couldn’t you do it in a game that didn’t matter? Or a month ago, when maybe we were winning 6-0 in a game and you make a mistake? It’s just when he made it that was so tough.”Pirates: RHP Charlie Morton’s return from the disabled list may be short-lived. Pittsburgh pulled Morton from his next scheduled start on Sunday after he felt discomfort in his groin and midsection late in his five innings of work in a victory over Boston on Tuesday. The pain intensified during a bullpen session on Thursday. Vance Worley will take Morton’s spot in the rotation when the Pirates wrap up the series with Milwaukee.UP NEXTBrewers: Matt Garza (8-8, 3.74 ERA) will make his third start against the Pirates this season. The right-hander is 1-0 with a 6.55 ERA versus Pittsburgh. He is coming off six solid innings in a victory over Cincinnati last Sunday.Pirates: Edinson Volquez (12-7, 3.27 ERA) will search for his fifth straight victory when he faces the Brewers on Saturday. The 30-year-old is 2-1 with a 2.88 ERA in four starts against Milwaukee this season.last_img read more

Two skiers rescued outside ski area boundary of Kicking Horse Mtn.

first_imgOn Sunday, Jan. 30 at 9:30 p.m. Golden RCMP received a missing persons report about two overdue skiers.The two males from Vancouver Island had been skiing at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort the day prior to the report. RCMP were notified by a friend of the party that the two individuals were unaccounted for. Golden RCMP notified Golden Search and Rescue and Kicking Horse Mountain Resort of the missing persons. Kicking Horse Mountain Resort conducted an inbounds perimeter search for the missing party. No missing persons were found within the ski area boundary. In addition, a full air search began with Golden Search and Rescue at first light on Monday, Jan. 31. At approximately 8:37 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 31 the first individual was spotted by the Golden Search and Rescue approximately six kilometres outside and beyond the Kicking Horse Mountain Resort controlled recreational area. A long line rescue was used as the individual was in a heavily forested area. At 9:30 a.m. the first individual was rescued and transferred to Golden and District Hospital. At 10:16 a.m. the second individual was found outside Kicking Horse Mountain Resorts controlled recreational area in approximately the same region. The individual was transferred by helicopter to hospital. Both males are presently being treated for non-life threatening injuries. The Golden RCMP is currently investigating the incident.last_img read more

LFA: Browne’s Return Should Revive Partnership with DonamiSports

first_imgFile poto: Doc Lawson, president of DonamiSports and Henry Browne technical director of the LFA review a grassroots programIt is good news that the Liberia Football Association has appointed Coach Henry Browne to resume his previous position as the technical director of football development in the country.Coach Browne and Coach Kaetu Smith developed a five-year football development program that did not get the support of the previous administration.Now with his return as the technical director, Coach Browne will now have the opportunity to work freely, without anybody calling the shots and dictating to him how to manage and handle what he knows best.LFA President Mustapha Raji is a man who knows the men who can deliver the goods. And his support to Coach Browne is commendable.I recall when Coach Browne held the technical director post, he held discussions with Mr. Doc Lawson, president of the grassroots development United States-based not for profit organization, DonamiSports.Back in 2014, Coach Browne’s outfit and DonamiSport collaborated to complete a selection of the best young soccer talents that could have traveled to Dallas, in the United States to participate in the Dallas Cup.But the plan was sabotaged by the deadly Ebola Disease. Now, according to Doc Lawson, he has received an invitation for the 2020 Dallas Cup to prepare a team of a U-14 soccer team from Liberia to participate in the tournament. And so Coach Browne’s return to the LFA is a perfect time for the LFA and DonamiSports to work together towards the selection of a national U-14 team for 2020.The Dallas Cup is the most prestigious youth soccer tournament in the United States and it is widely regarded as one of the most competitive in the world. It was founded by the Texas Longhorns Soccer Club in 1980 as a way for the club to return the friendship shown to their teams that had traveled throughout Europe, according to its website.Held every spring during Easter Week, the invitation-only Dallas Cup selects the best teams out of the hundreds of qualified applications the tournament receives each year.  Although there have been several iterations over the years to the format, the Dallas Cup currently comprises eight age groups from U-13 through U-17, U-19 and the U-19 Gordon Jago Super Group.The tournament traditionally consists of approximately 40% international teams, 40% state-side teams and 20% Dallas area teams. Each year more than 100,000 spectators watch teams from all over the world participating in intense games where only the best return home with the Dallas Cup Champion’s prize, the coveted Boot and Ball trophy.The long list of players that have gone on to have professional and international careers is an impressive one. A partial list includes David Beckham, Clint Dempsey, Chicharito, Landon Donovan, Raul, Michael Bradley, Wayne Rooney, Kleberson, Hakeem Olajuwon, Giovani dos Santos, and Brian McBride. In fact, Dallas Cup alumni have gone on to play in over 430 World Cup matches.Coach Browne and Doc Lawson are passionate about grassroots football and with their collaboration, Liberia could send a representative to Dallas, Texas, the United States in 2020.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_imgResidents in Annagry have expressed their anger after council workers stopped repairing a pothole-filled road – just hours after they started to repair it. More than 100 people living on the Glen Road say they have been waiting months to have the stretch of road fixed.The road, which is about a mile long, is littered with potholes and has led to damage to a number of local cars, claim residents. One resident contacted Donegal Daily to say they have now organised a meeting for this evening to try and address the matter.“The road is extremely busy througout the day and has a history of being the worst road around.“We were delighted when we saw workers arriving to start the repairs. But after about two hours they just left and headed in the direction of Loughanure.“We have been given no explanation for it. But we certainly won’t take things lying down,” said the woman.   RESIDENTS LEFT OUTRAGED AS WORK STOPS ON POT-HOLE FILLED ROAD was last modified: July 27th, 2012 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)last_img read more

CAF Confederations Cup: Vipers hold Sfaxien at Kitende

first_imgVipers’ Livingstone Mulondo in action against Sfaxien on Saturday (Agency Photo)StarTimes Uganda Premier League Vipers SC 0-0 CS Sfaxien St. Mary’s Stadium, KitendeSaturday, 12-01-2018KITENDE – Vipers SC held four-time CAF Confederations Cup winners, CS Sfaxien to a goalless draw at the St. Mary’s Stadium in Kitende.In the game played on Saturday, Vipers created several opportunities but were consistently foiled by Ayman Dahmen in the Sfaxien goal.In the first half Noah Wafula should have put the Venoms in the lead but failed to connect with Yayo Lutimba low cross that had beaten the visitor’s defence.Moments later, the summer signing miscued a ball while one on one with Ayman.Tito Okello also headed on the cross bar from an offside position before the ref blew his whistle.Vipers goalkeepr Fabien Mutombora who had limited action come his was, tipped over Achraf Zouaghi long range effort.Taddeo Lwanga foiled an attack by an opponent, raced past a couple of opponents and set Moses Waiswa free, only for his effort to be blocked for a corner which mounted to nothing.After the bream, Vipers technical bench led by Nam Ouma made a forced change with Brian Nkuubi taking the place of injured Bashir Asiku. The change forced Geoffrey Wasswa slot-into center half alongside Livingstone Mulondo as Nkuubi dropped into midfield.Abraham Ndugwa also came on for the wasteful-Wafula.Tito Okello had two headers saved by Ayman while Taddeo Lwanga’s effort was also cleared off the line as the hosts pressed for the opener.The visitors also had chances on the counter but at the sound of the final whistle, the game haf ended goalless.The draw means that Vipers are only required to avoid defeat while scoring in Tunisia, to ensure qualification to the Group stages of the competition.Vipers will now make the trip to Tunisia, to face Sfaxien in the return leg in 7 days’ time.The other Uganda representative, KCCA FC will be in action on Sunday afternoon away to Congo’s Otoha.Vipers SC Line up: Fabien Mutombora (G.K), Ibrahim Kiyemba, Lutimba Yayo Kato, Livingstone Mulondo, Bashir Asiku, Geoffrey Wasswa, Taddeo Lwanga (Captain), Moses Waiswa, Innocent Wafula, Okello Tito, Dan SserunkumaCS Sfaxien Line up: Ayman Dahmen (G.K), Nasim Hnid, Hani Amamu, Hamza Mathlouthi, Achraf Zouaghi (Captain), Hamza Jlassi, Houssem Dagdoug, Walid Karoui, Aymen Harzi, Jassem Hamdouni, Chris Banhourin KouakouComments Tags: CAF Confederations Cup 2018/19CS Sfaxientopvipers sclast_img read more

Missing Co Down woman may be in Bundoran say PSNI

first_imgThe PSNI have said they are becoming increasingly concerned for the wellbeing of a missing 47-year-old woman – who they believe may have travelled to the Bundoran. Rosemary Blackwood, from the Killyleagh area, was last seen in Downpatrick at around 11am on Monday, May 6.She is described as being of average build, around 5’7″ tall with short brown hair and wears glasses She may also be travelling in a white Renault Kangoo van (VRM IEZ2639).Anyone who has information related to her disappearance is urged to come forward.“We believe Rosemary may have travelled to the Bundoran area of Donegal. It is believed she may be travelling in a White Renault Kangoo van (registration IEZ 2639),” a PSNI spokesperson said.“We are appealing for Rosemary to make contact with police or if anyone knows of Rosemary’s whereabouts please contact police at Downpatrick on 101.” Missing Co Down woman may be in Bundoran say PSNI was last modified: May 13th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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:bundoranMissing personPSNIlast_img read more

2018 Corn Silage Cab Cam – Sugarcreek Harvesting

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Just as the weather is not doing any favors for farmers wanting to get their 2018 corn and soybean crop in, silage harvest is lagging in Ohio. In his very first corn silage Cab Cam, presented by Fennig Equipment, Ty hops in with Derrick Regula and Brendon Miller with Sugarcreek Harvesting in Licking County to see how things have gone with silage this year and what a delayed finish means for quality.last_img

Trade Contractor Management — Part 2

first_imgStill doubtful? Look around youIf you have any doubts about the value of systems and procedures, look at any well-run large corporation to see how well they can work. Most airlines get their planes loaded and on their way (relatively) quickly and safely. Manufacturers can only produce consistent, high quality products with tight procedures. You may not like fast food, but you have to admire the consistency with which McDonalds and their competitors crank out burgers, fries, and the like. There is no reason that a small construction company can’t take advantage of similar methods to produce consistent, profitable work. Click here to read the previous article in this series So what does it take to create a trade contractor management program for your company? It takes a plan, commitment from the top, time, and energy. Skip any one of these and you will waste time and not get very far.Most small contractors don’t have the time to set aside to work on creating management systems – they’re too busy with their day-to-day work. Those that can carve out time to put a good system together are quickly rewarded with more time on their hands and better, more consistent work in the field. You will need to dedicate time and energy to your program, creating more short-term stress, but it when you break through to the other side the results will be worth the effort. If you just can’t wait to get started on your own trade contractor management program, GBA Pro members can download the full set of checklists here. If you are not a GBA Pro member, and do not want to become one, you can go to my website and buy the full set of checklists. The set includes 26 individual checklists for most standard residential construction trades in Excel format along with a suggested procedure. You can personalize and edit each page as you see fit. Trade contractor management system componentsMy system included each of the following parts. You probably have some in place already, you may decide rename, change or combine some, but you will need each of them, in one form or another to be successful.General Agreement: Your annual signed contract with your trade contractors that covers all work they do for youProject Agreement or Subcontract: Your written, signed contract for each projectControl Documents: Management checklists used to inspect, sign off on completed work, and issue paymentsProject Documents: Project specific plans and specificationWritten Procedures: Simple, easily understood, publicly available written steps everyone follows to comply with your systemThe rest of this series will cover the details of each of these, how to create them for your company, and smoothly implement them for long-term success with your trade contractors. Stay tuned. Before you commit to the time and energy required to put together a complete management system for your trade contractors, you may want to know what you will ultimately get out of it. A good system will help you get more consistent, high quality work, reduce confusion and problems, help new trade contractors get up to speed quickly, improve your back office operations, and avoid confusion throughout the company. Sound interesting? RELATED ARTICLES Trade Contractor Management — Part 1Trade Contractor Management — Part 3Trade Contractor Management — Part 4Trade Contractor Management — Part 5last_img read more

All Aboard! NY Times Walks Away from $10 million and Jumps on SEO Train

first_img Topics: Originally published Sep 21, 2007 11:49:00 AM, updated March 21 2013 SEO “What wasn’t anticipated was the explosion in how much of our traffic would be generated by Google, by Yahoo and by [other search engines].” – NY TimesWhether you’re active in the blogosphere or not, you’ve probably heard by now that the New York Times is dropping their web charges in favor of the increased web traffic and advertising dollars they will get by offering their content for free.The New York Times has finally recognized the drastic and powerful effects of blogs, podcasts, and other social media and they’re now taking advantage of it. They’re scrapping their TimesSelect subscription service – currently bringing in $10 million in annual revenue – and offering free access to (most of) their archives and new articles. Why would such an established news company scrap a profitable program to offer the same content for free?Because they can earn even more by doing some simple search engine optimization and internet marketing. “What changed, the Times said, was that many more readers started coming to the site from search engines and links on other sites instead of coming directly to” Read the article Times to Stop Charging for Parts of Its Web Site.What has changed? Most people’s primary news resource is a search engine. Even an established news organization such as the NYT gets most of their traffic by showing up at the top of searches on Google, Yahoo, or MSN. The NY Times really gets it now – in addition to offering their content for free, they also list their most emailed and most blogged articles, and for some articles they even link directly to “What the blogs are saying” about that article, and they have a “share” section with links to Facebook, Digg and Newsvine.In their letter to TimesSelect subscribers about the decision, they encouraged them to continue to “read our news and opinions – as well as share it, link to it and comment on it” – because the real power is contained in the links stretching across the blogosphere.The coolest part about this, at least for me, is that it shows how powerful the blogosphere is and what a huge opportunity there is here for small businesses especially. If people are firstly going to search engines for information and click on the top results – then any small business is able to compete on a level playing field with companies ten (or a hundred or a thousand) times bigger.Other news organizations have been realizing the same thing – LA Times tried charging for web access but abandoned it when it caused a sharp decline in web traffic. And now the Wall Street Journal, with the largest paid online base with about 1 million users generating $65 million in revenue annually for the company, is now talking about removing their charges and making The Journal free online.Key issues to consider:1) The New York Times – one of the biggest media brands in the world – is getting more website traffic from SEO and links than from people goig directly to their well known website.2) Having a strategy to get found on the web is essential for your small or medium business – because you are much less well known than the NY Times!3) Find out how you are doing in terms of your internet marketing strategy by using this free SEO Tool and learn about what you can do to improve your web presence by attending this free Internet marketing webinar. Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlacklast_img read more

HubSpot TV – HubSpot Holidays and the Gift of Beef

first_img MarketingTakeaway – Not everyone is doing PPC. Don’t feel pressured to.Determine if it’s right for your business and then find the right toolsto help you. @jacksonj – I had never seen anyone advertise for followersbefore, well other than that @mvolpe guy. I was curious what y’allstake on it would be.  Like HubSpot TV? Barney’s Last Christmas Forum Fodder George Bush dodges shoes well! Intro @MoneyMender How do you reserve a hashtag? Marketing Takeaway – Think about all elements of your campaign and make sure you have your bases covered. How to interact on Twitter – @karenrubin @mvolpe Marketing Takeaway: Be aware of managing your personal brand. Sometimes imitation can be the highest form of flattery. Headlines MailBag Kenneth Cole & G. W. Bush being nimble and quick – Tracy Porter doing Inbound Marketing Right Marketing Takeaway – Follow your consumers to new tools. 5 million views – Subscribe in iTunes Marketing Takeaway – With video, understand that people can take it, change it and make it their own. You want to make that a positive. 59% of Small Business Don’t Do PPC Remember to subscribe in iTunes –center_img Originally published Dec 20, 2008 10:43:00 PM, updated July 08 2013 SEO Thanks for the feed back on content in the iTunes feed. Topics: ! ** Whopper Virgins Follow up @mikeashworth I didn’t know you could “reserve” hashtags. tell me more… How to measure success on your blog – Dell Sells $1 million of PCs using Twitter Shaq gets on Twitter to take his name back  ** HubSpot TV Episode #20 – December 19, 2008 Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack Marketing Tip of the Week Closing PPC Marketing Takeaway: Creating good content and doing it quickly. ** Marketing Takeaway: Using video can help you add personality to your brand.last_img read more