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first_imgLos Angeles Angels starting pitcher Shohei Ohtani, of Japan, throws against the Oakland Athletics during the sixth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, April 8, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)ANAHEIM, Calif. — Shohei Ohtani seemed to be the only person in Angel Stadium who wasn’t incredibly impressed while he mowed down the Oakland Athletics’ first 19 batters in order.But when Ohtani finally yielded a hit and then struck out Matt Olson with two runners on to end the seventh inning, he gave a fist pump and a celebratory scream at the ground while the crowd rose for a standing ovation.ADVERTISEMENT Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames LATEST STORIES Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award WrestleMania: Lesnar keeps Universal strap, Rousey wins in WWE debut Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ “It’s a rare kind of talent to do it both ways, and it’s great to watch,” Angels second baseman Zack Cozart said. “It didn’t look like (the A’s) had a chance up there, the way he was throwing.”Teammate Ian Kinsler snickered while Cozart added: “People thought he should be in the minor leagues, apparently, to start the year.”Mike Trout and Ryan Schimpf homered, and Albert Pujols had an RBI double in the Angels’ seventh win in nine games.Kendall Graveman (0-2) gave up five hits and four walks while failing to get out of the fourth inning for the A’s, who have lost seven of 10. Matt Joyce homered in the ninth.TROUT CONNECTSTrout scored his 700th run in the first inning on Pujols’ double down the left-field line. Trout joined a club of nine players in baseball history, including Pujols, who had 200 homers and 700 runs scored before their age-27 season.Trout hit a long homer over the ficus trees in center field in the third inning, snapping an 0-for-15 skid on Los Angeles’ homestand. The two-time AL MVP added a bloop RBI single in the fourth to chase Graveman.TRAINER’S ROOMAthletics: Oakland put OF Boog Powell on the 10-day DL with a right knee sprain in a move retroactive to Saturday. Mark Canha was recalled from Triple-A Nashville. Powell will return to Oakland for an MRI on Monday. He was injured Friday, when he crashed into the wall and later got his spikes stuck in the dirt while running the bases.Angels: Los Angeles put a starting pitcher on the DL for the third time this season, leaving the club with three starters and 10 relievers on its 25-man roster. J.C. Ramirez went on the 10-day list with a right elbow strain after lasting just two innings and walking five A’s in his loss Saturday. Even the two-way Japanese sensation realized his first home pitching start was a thrilling moment in his increasingly incredible rookie season.Ohtani threw seven shutout innings of one-hit ball in his home debut on the mound, propelling the Los Angeles Angels to a 6-1 victory Sunday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownMarcus Semien’s clean one-out single to left broke up Ohtani’s bid for a perfect game, but he finished the inning with his 12th strikeout. Mixing 99 mph fastballs with precipitous breaking pitches and tremendous professional cool, Ohtani (2-0) was too much for Oakland — until the seventh, when he showed resilience, too.“I wanted to keep a clean zero on the board,” Ohtani said. “One hit would (mean) two runs, and it’s a huge difference. I wanted that strikeout, and I got it.”center_img UP NEXTAthletics: After a day off in Los Angeles, Sean Manaea (0-1, 1.15 ERA) takes the mound at Dodger Stadium to open a two-game interleague series. He threw eight innings of stellar one-run ball against Texas in his last start.Angels: Garrett Richards (1-0, 5.06 ERA) takes the mound Monday when Los Angeles opens a road trip against the Texas Rangers. The long-injured righty hasn’t pitched against the Angels’ AL West rivals in Arlington since May 1, 2016.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Ohtani struck out the side twice during the latest feat in a series of early season superlatives by the 23-year-old prodigy. He won his pitching debut in Oakland last weekend with six strong innings, and he homered in three consecutive games in Anaheim between starts in his attempt to become the first regular two-way player in decades.“Especially with how my spring training went, I wasn’t really imagining (the start of the season) to be this good, to be honest,” Ohtani said. “I feel better every day. I feel like I’m getting used to everything more and more each day. But it’s just the first week.”He was sharp from the beginning on a gorgeous day in Orange County, striking out the side in the first inning on 15 pitches. Ohtani struck out the side again in the fifth inning, and he fanned every Oakland batter except Jonathan Lucroy at least once.“He got off to a good start, the crowd got into it (and) he got a little bit of a generous strike zone, all of that,” Oakland manager Bob Melvin said. “But the bottom line is he pitched really well.”Jed Lowrie drew a four-pitch walk after Semien’s single, but Ohtani ended the threat by inducing Khris Davis’ weak groundout before fanning Olson. He left the mound to the last of several standing ovations from his enthralled new fans in the sellout crowd — an unheard-of gathering at Angel Stadium in April.ADVERTISEMENT Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazillast_img read more

first_imgThe United Nations Security Council last Thursday unanimously adopted a   resolution declaring the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a threat to international peace and security.  The Council mandated UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to establish the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER).   A day later the 193-member UN General Assembly adopted its own resolution approving the Security Council’s on UNMEER’s establishment. The Assembly called upon all Member States to fully support the new UN Agency.The President of the General Assembly, Sam Kutesa,  warned that “Without quick and decisive action, the trail of devastation this outbreak leaves behind will reach far beyond the portions of West Africa most affected up to now.”The Secretary General has already announced the establishment of the UNMEER to stop the outbreak, treat the infected, ensure essential services, preserve stability and prevent further outbreaks.UNMEER will be headquartered in Accra, Ghana, with offices in the three most affected countries.  Accra’s Kotoko International Airport is to be used as the “vital air-bridge” for the receiving and transshipment of Ebola-related equipment and supplies to the affected nations.World Health Organization (WHO) Director General, Dr. Margaret Chan, has declared that UNMEER is likely to be “the greatest peacetime challenge that the United Nations and its agencies have ever faced.”The UN System Senior Coordinator for Ebola, Dr. David Nabarro, will provide strategic guidance to the Mission. The Secretary-General meanwhile plans to appoint a Special Representative to head UNMEER and accelerate support to the countries and people most affected by the Ebola crisis.“The Mission will rely on the support of the entire UN system, in particular the critical technical expertise of the World Health Organization (WHO), and will work closely with Member States, regional organizations, civil society and the private sector.”We believe that UNMEER’s  establishment is great news, even though it may seem to have come almost too late.  That was the same assessment which American journalist Laurie Garrett gave the United States’ intervention, through which it is sending in 3000 troops to fight the deadly Ebola virus in the three most affected West African countries—Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.  Yes, we do not know why it took the world so long to respond to this catastrophe.  People are now comparing this belated response to President George W. Bush and the United States government’s slow response to Hurricane Katrina that devastated New Orleans and killed hundreds.  Some blamed it on racism, since New Orleans is predominantly black.The WHO Director General, Dr. Margaret Chan, has herself called the Ebola outbreak “. . . not just a public health crisis.  This is a social crisis, a humanitarian crisis, an economic crisis and a threat to national security well beyond the outbreak zones.”Dr. Chan is not new to this massive health crisis.  While  serving as Director of Health in her native Hong Kong in 1997, she confronted the first human outbreak of H5N1 avian influenza. She also  successfully defeated the spate of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in Hong Kong in 2003; and launched new services to prevent disease and promote better health.Yet it has taken the WHO, under her leadership, a full six months to respond in a serious way to this Ebola crisis.  The world, in particular the people of West Africa, need to know what happened.  We are not here criticizing Dr. Chan or her organization, WHO.  However, people need to know why it took them so long to give a speedy and decisive response to this terrible health crisis that beginning day one last March  caused people to start dropping dead first in Guinea, then in Liberia and Sierra Leone.  Now, by the time everyone is rushing in to “help,” a staggering 2500 lives have been lost.  Also, the Atlanta-based Center for Disease Control (CDC) and other expert organizations have predicted that the Ebola virus could mutate (change) and spread, affecting and killing more people in its catastrophic path.We hope that the new UN Agency, UNMEER, together with the efforts of the 3000-strong American military contingent, will make a quick difference and stop this terrible and tragic virus in its tracks.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_imgA local man has been sentenced to 2 years in jail, stemming from a police chase 5 months ago. Joshua Victor Osmond was arrested on February 20th of this year, after he was pulled over in his vehicle by local RCMP.Osmond attempted to flee from police in his vehicle, leading to a short chase in which he rammed two police cruisers and a parked civilian vehicle. He was soon blocked off, at which point he fought with police and threw what is believed to be powdered cocaine in their faces.He was eventually subdued and the officers were treated for minor injuries. – Advertisement -Osmond was convicted of possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, and resisting arrest.last_img read more

first_imgThey said they wanted to take at least a top-eight finish back to Simi Valley, because Sione Fua of Crespi of Encino won the heavyweight state championship last season. That was the first time a wrestler from the San Fernando Valley won a state title. But the Simi Valley High wrestlers fell short, finishing in the top 12 in their respective weight divisions. Bruno lost in the fifth round of the 160-pound division consolation bracket to Canyon Springs’ Joshua Rodriguez in a 3-2 decision. Murphy lost to A.J. Guardado of West Covina in a 6-1 decision in the fifth round of the 135-pound consolation bracket. Murphy had beaten Guardado at last week’s Masters Meet in Rialto. “(Bruno and Murphy) both got behind and it’s hard to catch up in these matches,” said Guy Greene, Simi Valley’s coach. “You come up a bit short of placing but I can’t say enough about their efforts. If they finished third, fourth or 12th, this was a good run.” Bruno (36-6) trailed Rodriguez 2-0 going into the second period, when he recovered and tied the score with a 2-point takedown. But Rodriguez was able to escape from a Bruno hold with 47 seconds left in the second period to earn one point and take the lead for good. Bruno, the Marmonte League 160-pound champion, spent most of the third period on top with his arms wrapped around Rodriguez’s torso, but he couldn’t flip him over to try for the pin or take him down for more points. “I knew he was going to play it tough,” Bruno said. “I knew I had to give it all my effort but he was very talented. I’m disappointed I didn’t place but there are a lot of guys who came here and didn’t finish in the top 12.” BAKERSFIELD – There won’t be a state wrestling champion from the San Fernando Valley this year. Matt Bruno and Mikey Murphy were aware of this going into the second day of competition at the CIF State Championships on Saturday at Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield. That is because they were the only remaining wrestlers from the area. center_img Chad Truxler was the last wrestler to place in state for Simi Valley. He finished third in 1997 in the heavyweight division and took fourth the next year in the same category. Bruno reached the quarterfinals Friday by beating his first two opponents before losing to Zach Sesar of Vacaville in a 6-1 decision. That sent him to the consolation bracket in which he needed to beat Rodriguez to place in the top eight and win the next three matches to place third. Murphy won his first match in the championship bracket before losing to Tracy High’s Billy Strmiska in a 7-4 decision, sending him to the consolation bracket. Murphy won his first two consolation matches by decision before being eliminated by Guardado. “I came out kind of nervous (in the championship round),” Murphy said. “I was too conservative then. I opened up in the consolation rounds and took some shots, something I don’t normally do. I was hoping I would place with (Bruno).” ivan.orozco@dailynews.com (818) 713-3602 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

first_imgThe Inishowen winners last monthLADY Lotto Luck has struck Donegal again.Someone has just pocketed a lovely €350,000 on the Lotto Plus One draw tonight.No-one won the main lottery which rolls over again – to well over €4M next Wednesday night. But someone here did take the Top Prize of the €350,000 in Lotto Plus One.So get those tickets out and check those Winning Numbers.They are: 1 22 30 32 36 39 – Bonus Number was 6“There was one winning ticket for the Lotto Plus 1 top prize and the winning ticket was sold in the North West,” said a lottery spokeswoman. The win follows the success last month of a lucky 13 in a work syndicate in Malin Head. They each won €374,000!  SOMEONE IN DONEGAL HAS JUST WON €350,000 ON THE LOTTO was last modified: October 5th, 2014 by John2Share 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:000lotteryLotto Plus One€350last_img read more

first_imgA special programme on the soldiers from Donegal and Derry who fought and died in WW1 will be broadcast on RTE 1 this Monday evening.The programme, presented by Mary Kennedy will focus on Raphoe as a microcosm of the effect the War had on towns, villages and parishes in Donegal and across Ireland.A total of 42 men, Catholic and Protestant from this one small town alone never returned home. For those who did survive life was extremely difficult , many had been seriously injured and unable to work again others shell shocked while those from a Catholic background were shunned within their own community. Families mourned relatives in silence behind closed doors. In the programme Raphoe twins, Etta and Gertie Logan recall their mother telling them about the trees in the Diamond in Raphoe planted in memory of their two uncles.“We bought poppies every year but as Catholics we didn’t dare wear them out. But that has changed, we are both very proud to say we had uncles who died in WW1.”Curator at Donegal County Museum Judith McCarthy talks about the great resource available in the county in the Donegal Book of Honour. “It lists all the soldiers from this county who died, parish by parish and their family background which is invaluable to our research of WW1.Journalist Mary Harte made a discovery of her own while making the programme after an appeal on Highland Radio for a picture of a Donegal soldier. The picture of 21 year old Henry Taylor from Lifford, had hung in a cottage belonging to Henry’s brother. It was a conversation about that picture that lead former TD Paddy Harte to the Commonwealth War Graves in 1996 that resulted in the Island of Ireland Peace Park at Messines in Flanders.“I found the derelict cottage and was told by a neigbhour that all the contents had been removed by a niece after it was sold. My appeal on Highland led me to Belfast and the niece of Henry Taylor.She had a box in the attic with the picture and all his letters home from the front , his medals, uniform buttons and sadly the certificate of this death in France two months before the war ended. The annual Remembrance Service at Dunree Fort also features in the programme.In Derry, reporter Helen Mark hears the stories of those from the Protestant Fountain Estate and from the nationalist Bogside who died in the Great War . She meets those who have been working towards a cross community Remembrance Service at the War Memorial in the Diamond.RTE 1 Nationwide 7.00pm Monday 10th November. RTE TV SHOW TO FEATURE DONEGAL SOLDIERS OF WORLD WAR 1 was last modified: November 7th, 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:donegalRTEsoldierslast_img read more

first_img IN DEMAND 2 Two weeks remain until the transfer window shuts and Chelsea have only signed Jorginho and Rob Green.According to the Evening Standard, club bosses will meet to plot further signings before the new Premier League season.Juventus defender Daniele Rugani is believed to be top of their wish-list, with the Blues willing to pay over £44m.Rugani featured in the Old Lady’s pre-season win over Bayern Munich on Thursday and, speaking beforehand, his agent confirmed the interest but insisted a sale is far from guaranteed. Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January LATEST TRANSFER NEWS 2 targets Abramovich will plot further spending The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti targets moving on Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Davide Torchia said: “The interest from Chelsea is there for Rugani. Beyond the figures though there’s a technical question, neither the player nor Juventus have ever said they want a sale.“Rugani is calm and happy, he’s at the pre-season training camp and he’s thinking about Juventus.”New manager Maurizio Sarri is also thought to be keen on a reunion with Gonzalo Higuian. Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland getty Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ LATEST Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade RANKED Chelsea are keen on Juventus pair Higuain and Rugani LIVING THE DREAM Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich will meet with club director Marina Granovskaia in Nice to discuss transfer targets, according to reports.The Blues will be playing Inter Milan at Nice’s Allianz Riviera on Saturday. REVEALED last_img read more

first_imgA chip pan is believed to have sparked a fire which killed a man in Buncrana.A post mortem has been carried on the body of 46 year old Peter Cavanagh.His body was found on Monday night after the tragic incident at the town’ Lower Main Street area. Investigators are following the theory that the man put on the chip pan before he fell asleep on the sofa.It is understood the man died from smoke inhalation and not as a result of burns.Garda forensics team spend a number of hours at the scene of the fire at the small flat.Local Garda Superintendent Eugene McGovern visited the scene of the tragedy yesterday and asked to be briefed on the matter. The man’s remains were removed from the scene just before lunchtime yesterday.Gardai are now compiling a report on the death for the Coroner’s office.Mr Cavanagh was a native of Derry and had been living in Buncrana for some time. CHIP PAN FIRE KILLED TRAGIC BUNCRANA MAN was last modified: April 10th, 2013 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:buncranachip panlast_img read more

first_imgA JUDGE has ordered the destruction of a series of items used by Donegal poachers.Judge Paul Kelly made the order after an application by the cross-Border Loughs Agency.Conservation officer John McCartney said the haul amounted to items seized on the Donegal side of the Border in 2013. The Loughs Agency has to apply to the court for destruction orders on items which it seizes in the line of duty.The application before Letterkenny District Court was for 143 illegal nets, 11 boats, 3 fishing rods, 3 eel traps, 4 fixed blade knives and other assorted items.All of these items were seized by Fishery Officers in Donegal in cases where people were illegally fishing made off leaving them behind, Mr McCartney told Judge Paul Kelly.“In the case of nets, given the low salmon numbers particularly in the River Finn, fishery officers will seize a net to prevent fish getting trapped rather than wait for the poachers to return to collect it,” he said.“This was of particular concern last year when we had a period of low water and high temperature conditions.”POACHING CRACKDOWN: JUDGE ORDERS DESTRUCTION OF 143 ILLEGAL FISHING NETS AND 11 BOATS was last modified: June 17th, 2014 by John2Share 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:destruction orderdonegalfishing netsLoughs Agencylast_img read more

first_imgUzima has signed a one-year deal with Corporate Games. (PHOTOS/Courtesy)NAMBOOLE – Mineral water company, Uzima is the latest company to join the Corporate League.Uzima is understood to have signed a one-year deal with the games that have in the past attracted giants like Nex Media and Uganda Broadcasting Corporation.Uzima were represented by their Human Resource Manager, Cpt. Titus Muhoozi who noted that the main reason they are joining Corporate Games is to attain more mileage.“The main reason as to why we are joining the games is that we think they will enable us get more mileage. Said Muhoozi.“The core is that we are going to attain promotion as we offer them 25 curtons of water per outing for a period of 12 months.”On Sunday, the games entered into their 7th outing which was held at Mandela National Stadium in Namboole.The games which are held every first Sunday of the month kicked off with the mandatory Aerobics before the competition started.In football, Uganda Baati were the biggest winners of the day as they thumped Next Media 7-0.Uganda Baati defeated Next Media 7-0 on Sunday.However, they (Uganda Baati) went on to lose their second and day’s last fixture 0-1 to SCD Darling.EFC lost both of their games on Sunday, losing 0-4 to UIRI before they were humiliated 0-5 by Ministry of Finance.In some of the other results, Red Paper lost 0-3 to Mandela National Stadium, Mengo Hospital beat ORYX Energies 4-0 while Royal van Zanteen overcame Joint Medical Stores 1-0.On the same day, the knock-out stages of this year’s Basketball were held;In the quarters, Ministry of Finance, UMC Victoria Hospital, Ministry of Science and Technology and Royal Van Zanteen were all victorious in their respective fixtures.For the semis, UMU defeated Ministry of Finance 11-8 while Ministry of Science and technology were 12-6 winners over Royal Van Zateen.In the end, UMC ran out victorious thanks to a 23-17 win Ministry of Science and technology in the final’s game.With several disciplines now sorted, it was announced that their will be a dinner held on September 6th 2019, where the winners of the different competitions will be awarded.The next outing of the Corporate games will take place on September 6th.A list of all companies that participated in the 7th outingNext Media, Mengo Hospital, UMC Victoria hospital, ORYX Energies, Ministry of Finance, Fiduga Limited, EFC, SCD Darling, Red Pepper, Orion Transformers, Royal Van Zanteen, Ministry of Science Technology and IT, Joint Medical Stores, Mandela National Stadium, Uganda Baati.All the football results from the 7th outing-Ministry of Finance 5-0 EFC-Uganda National Meteorological Authority 0-1 SCD Darling-UNBS 1-1 Orion Transformers-Ministry of Science and technology 0-2 Royal Van Zanteen-UIRI 3-2 Mandela National Stadium-Ministry of Science and technology 0-1 Orion Transformers-Red Paper 0-3 Mandela National Stadium-EFC 0-4 UIRI-Uganda National Meteorological Authority 0-0 FIDUGA-UNBS 0-0 Royal Van Zanteen-Uganda Baati 7-0 Next Media-Joint Medical Stores 1-2 Ministry of Science and technology-Red Paper 0-2 ORYX Energies-FIDUGA 5-0 Next MediaRoyal Van Zanteen 1-0 Joint Medical Stores-ORYX Energies 0-4 Mengo Hospital-Uganda Baati 0-1 SCD DarlingComments Tags: Corporate GamesNEXT MEDIATitus MohoozitopUBCUzimalast_img read more