Los Angeles Dodgers pick wrong time for photo op with Mexico’s President Enrique Peña Nieto

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error People are speaking out on social media against the Los Angeles Dodgers’ decision to have Adrian Gonzalez present Mexico president Enrique Peña Nieto with a customized jersey this week.The gift and photo op come while families wait for closure and others stage protests and hold vigils following 43 teaching students going missing after a confrontation with police in late September. The police have cartel ties and the students are presumed dead.If you have trouble viewing this on mobile, click herelast_img

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Dodgers’ Logan Forsythe returns to lineup after missing 30 games

first_imgWhile Forsythe was on the DL, Taylor emerged as a surprising contributor offensively. He hit .333 with five home runs and 16 RBI in 29 games and has been working out in the outfield with Dodgers coach George Lombard to give Roberts another option for getting Taylor into the lineup. The experiment started in spring training and Taylor looked out of place in the outfield during Cactus League action. Taylor also played the outfield in three games for Triple-A Oklahoma City before his promotion and Roberts said he sees improvement.“I think we’re past the point of just an emergency situation,” Roberts said. “I keep my eye on him out there and he’s working hard to get reads. The lines to the baseball are getting much better. He’s getting more comfortable. The training wheels are coming off, so we’ll probably see him in the outfield shortly.”Toles surgeryDodgers outfielder Andrew Toles underwent surgery to repair a torn ACL in his right knee Tuesday. Toles suffered the injury on May 9 in a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Surgery was not scheduled immediately in order to allow swelling to subside in the injured area.The procedure was performed by Dodgers team physician Dr. Neal ElAttrache and will sideline Toles for the remainder of the season. Toles batted .271 with five home runs and 15 RBI in 31 games before the injury.AlsoReliever Josh Ravin was returned to Triple-A Oklahoma City in order to clear a roster spot for Forsythe to come off the DL.Tuesday was the first of seven games in the next 10 days between the Dodgers and the St. Louis Cardinals. It is also the first of 16 consecutive and 19 of 22 against teams with winning records.Going into this stretch, the Dodgers were 8-11 against teams currently over .500, 18-8 against teams under .500.“We’re looking forward to it,” Roberts said of the challenging schedule. “But for us, it’s more about how we play.” LOS ANGELES >> If he hadn’t injured his toe, Logan Forsythe probably would have played through his hamstring issues. And if he didn’t have those hamstring issues, he probably would have returned from the toe injury sooner.The combination, however, kept Forsythe on the sidelines for 30 games before he was activated from the DL on Tuesday and returned to the Dodgers’ lineup for the first time since April 18.“I’m just happy to be back,” Forsythe said. “The toe thing was unfortunate. It was just one of those injuries that’s out of your control. It’s part of the game, but it’s tough because you work hard to stay on the field, and things like that can take you off it.”Forsythe said he felt some tightness in his hamstring the day before being hit by a pitch in the big toe of his right foot. He would have tried playing through the hamstring issue but a hairline fracture in the toe made that unnecessary. The early prognosis was that he could return from the toe fracture in two weeks. But he had to shut down a rehab assignment when the hamstring tightness flared up. On the bright side, it gave his toe more time to heal. But, it delayed his return by another two weeks. “Yeah. I think the hamstring was just going to be a day-to-day thing,” Forsythe said. “I just think it got away from us a little bit. With the down time and then trying to get back up and do things, we just never really nipped it in the bud.”After getting off to a .229 start in his first 10 games as a Dodger, Forsythe was 5 for his last 9 with a double before getting injured.“It’s unfortunate when you go down and you kind of feel like you’re finding your swing and you’re finding the groove of things,” he said. “But it’s a long season. That feeling will come back.”Forsythe went to the DL as the Dodgers’ primary second baseman. He returns as their temporary third baseman. With Justin Turner on the DL, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said it will be a three-way rotation among Forsythe, Chase Utley and Chris Taylor at second and third base. Utley will only play second base and only against right-handed pitching. Forsythe will “ease” back into every-day play at third base for the time being. Taylor will be the swing man between both positions.“I’m just happy to be back and contributing,” said Forsythe, who played third base in college and early in his career with the San Diego Padres. “If that means moving around for awhile, I’m all in.”center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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NBA free agency: Warriors’ goal is to ‘add a really good player’ on the buyout market

first_img Warriors coach Steve Kerr encourages Bryce Harper to sign with Giants Dwyane Wade: Warriors’ starting five ‘as good as it gets’ “We always have lists. We always have contingency plans,” Lacob said. “You never know what’s going to happen in the NBA — who might get bought out as a surprise, who you think might (become available).”Lacob said the team was originally exploring acquiring a center. But, the successful return of star center DeMarcus Cousins altered those plans. Related News “Our goal is to add a really good player — someone who fits in the locker room, who fits this team and just really wants to be part of a championship run and will understand their role,” Lacob said. “So, we’re open to really anything.”We’ve got a long list of potential players that could fit that and we’re just going to hope that somebody springs free and is available for us.”Cousins — who missed the first 45 games of the season as he continued to recover from a torn Achilles tendon — has averaged 13.9 points and 6.8 rebounds in 11 appearances with the Warriors.center_img Golden State was reportedly interested in Wesley Matthews when he was waived by the Knicks earlier this month. But, he signed with the Pacers.The Warriors entered play Wednesday in first place of the Western Conference with a 41-15 record. The Warriors appear to want to add a player.Golden State has an open roster spot and it is looking to sign someone off of the buyout market, assistant general manager Kirk Lacob said during an interview Wednesday on Bay Area station 95.7 The Game.last_img read more

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Sean Kuraly injury update: Bruins forward out 4 weeks with broken hand

first_imgSurgery to repair the fracture in Bruins forward Sean Kuraly’s right hand was successful, and he is expected to miss four weeks, the team announced Saturday.Kuraly was injured during Boston’s 5-1 victory Thursday over the Devils. Zdeno Chara signs 1-year extension with Bruins The Bruins are in second place in the Atlantic Division with 99 points and can clinch a spot in the playoffs with a win Saturday in Florida against the Panthers. Kuraly will miss the remainder of the regular season, and his availability for the playoffs will be determined by how far the Bruins advance. The 2019 NHL Playoffs begin April 9.center_img Forward Karson Kuhlman, 23, was recalled from Providence on an emergency basis. Kuhlman made his NHL debut last month against the Kings and scored his first career NHL goal against San Jose on February 18. In 58 games at Providence, Kuhlman had 12 goals and 18 assists and is plus-23 rating.Kuraly has 21 points (8 goals, 13 assists) in 71 games this season. He is the Bruins’ third best on faceoffs, at 53.8 percent. He was averaging 13:46 in ice time. Related Newslast_img read more

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Scott Hamilton Will Celebrate 30th Year Anniversary of Olympic Gold in Sarajevo

first_imgScott Hamilton, the creator of the show ‘Stars on Ice’ and the winner of the gold medal in figure skating at the Winter Olympic Games in Sarajevo, will celebrate tomorrow the 30 years since his success at the Games.‘’I have been blessed more than I could have dreamed’’, he said. ‘’Skating made all of that possible. To represent the USA at the Games seemed impossible. To have a four-year winning series seemed impossible. I achieved the maximum during the Games in Sarajevo’’.Hamilton arrived to Sarajevo in 1984 as the favorite and he felt huge pressure before the start of the competition. He kept it all to himself, avoiding to talk about the chances of him winning, unless he really had to.‘’I knew that some people think that I would have lost had I not won the gold medal. I had to ignore all of that. I had to focus on my performance and to take the gold. That was the only important thing’’, said Hamilton.This legendary ice skater won the gold medal in Sarajevo in front of his biggest opponent, the Canadian Brian Orser.Recalling Sarajevo after the war, Hamilton said that for him there is only one Sarajevo that exists-the city where he skated in.‘’Maybe you would think: this cannot be the same place any longer when there was so much violence and death. I simply could not accept such a thing when I think about the city that held the Games. It was a place where everything was festive, positive and open, for all competitors, as well as all visitors. It was all one big celebration’’, said Hamilton.‘’To see Sarajevo on TV, during the war years, was something my mind could not accept. To me, Sarajevo should be the Sarajevo in 1984’’, said Hamilton.(Source: klix.ba)last_img read more

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Wellington School Board roundup: Weighted classes eliminated from GPA class rankings; parking lots discussed and more

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (10) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down Guest · 373 weeks ago Is Mrs. Lawrence no longer going to be the secretary at Washington elementary? Report Reply 0 replies · active 373 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down Ken · 373 weeks ago What the board will resurface and repair the WHS and not the WMS is wrong. That lot is so nasty the car will need repairs. Report Reply 0 replies · active 373 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down InMyOpinion · 373 weeks ago So what is the point for a student to take “Honors” classes other than just challenging themselves? Valedictorian and Salutatorian should be the highest honor for those students going above and beyond in academics. Honors classes are suppose to be considered above and beyond since you do not have to have an Honor class to graduate. Why not just take a regular class and earn that “A”? I’m just saying out loud what students will be thinking on this subject. Report Reply 2 replies · active 373 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Ted Logan · 373 weeks ago Most students who take honors classes want to learn. Most are not motivated by hopes of being top in their class (a lot of times it’s the parents who will complain about this). In fact, with the feel-good “participation trophy” system many schools employ, we see increasing instances where schools will have more than one valedictorian and salutatorian (my local high school had 5 valedictorians! Ridiculous). Its to the point where many colleges ignore the fact that you were one of the top few in your class. The point? Teachers need to grade harder. If there are sooo many 4.0 students, something needs to change. That, I believe, is the reason many schools are doing away with weighted grading. And good for them. Report Reply +4 Vote up Vote down MJE · 373 weeks ago I took honors and AP classes because I wanted to learn, but I did resent the fact that most of the top graduates were the ones who got high grades in easy classes. It may not matter for college admissions so much, since they look at the bigger picture, but there were scholarships available to the top graduates that I missed out on. Report Reply +1 Vote up Vote down Hmmm…. · 373 weeks ago This policy seems a bit odd and like there are other factors involved and it has nothin to do with education. Report Reply 0 replies · active 373 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down wellingtoncitizen · 373 weeks ago Once again back to spending at the high school. Lets look into what the cost is to water the football practice field. I just dont understand why the practice field needs to be watered. What else do we waist money on Report Reply 0 replies · active 373 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Maggie · 373 weeks ago Does the HS parking lot really need to be resurfaced? Report Reply 0 replies · active 373 weeks ago +6 Vote up Vote down Jennifer · 373 weeks ago So, gifted students are punished and not recognized for choosing harder classes. Of course – the student that makes an “A” in regular English should be just as honored as a student that makes an “A” in Honors English….right??? As MJE stated, their are scholarships and opportunities given to those who graduate with honors. Wellington is running off the families with smart kids again. What intelligent family would move to Wellington if they knew their gifted child would have zero opportunity here? If I were a gifted student, I wouldn’t risk losing scholarship opportunities or messing up my perfect 4.0 GPA just to be “challenged mentally” for a year. Report Reply 1 reply · active 373 weeks ago +5 Vote up Vote down InMyOpinion · 373 weeks ago That’s exactly what this school district is coming to. And to think, the new principal came in wanting WHS to offer more Honors classes for our higher achieving students. I thought maybe he would make the school better, but so far I am not impressed. They are going back to a Middle School schedule and now we need to make it “fair” for ALL students to be considered for Valedictorian and Salutatorian (which in turn can mean some scholarship money). Report Reply Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Weighted courses will no longer be used when determining the valedictorian and salutatorians the Wellington School Board announced at its June meeting last week.In years past, the class rank was based on a formula in which students were rewarded for taking honors and college classes at WHS, by getting extra points placed on their GPA. Thus if a student had straight A’s and took an Honors English course then his/her GPA would be tallied higher than a 4.0.However, now that the school is switching to an eight-period schedule, the GPA will be based on the core curriculum of English, Math and Social Science to determine class rank.•••••Parking lot: The school board voted to make repairs and resurface the Wellington High School parking lot for $14,403.But as far as the middle school parking lot is concerned, the board voted to wait. It would take $145,000 to “touch up” the WMS in similar fashion. As everyone knows, the WMS parking lot is a mess.The conventional wisdom of the board was to do what can be afforded and to prevent the WHS parking lot from becoming a future WMS parking lot.“With the expenses toward technology from the Capital Outlay Budget, I don’t think we can afford to address the conditions of the middle school or what I like to call the ‘Burma trail,’” said Rick Weiss, Wellington Superintendent.•••••Employment changes: USD 353 approved the following employment changes for the 2013-14 school year:Resignations: •Kelly Nance: WHS English Teacher & WHS Assistant Girls Basketball Coach (Effective end of the 2012-13 school year);•Rachel Graybill: USD 353 School Psychologist;•Linda Knight: USD 353 Board Clerk, Effective June 30, 2013. Transfers:•Anne Biles: From Para to Washington Elementary Secretary (3/5) Title 1 Math (2/5).•Katy Renn: From fourth grade teacher to first grade teacher at Eisenhower Elementary.center_img Recommendation to Hire:•Sammie Brown: WMS Academic Counselor;•Kimberly Harriger: WMS Special Education Teacher;•Timothy Green: WHS Social Science Teacher;•Charles Parks: WHS English Teacher;•Joy Tubbs: WHS English Teacher;•Candy Crawford: USD 353 School Psychologist;•Brandy Wyckoff: fourth grade teacher, Eisenhower Elementary;•Lori Stinson: Title 1 reading aid Washington Elementary.•••••In other news, the board approved:•An Internet Acceptable Use policy;•the purchase of a food service steamer;•a plan to synchronize times for the school enrollment for August 7 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5 to 8 p.m. and on August 8 – 9 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.last_img read more

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#3 House Republican suggests King leave Congress

first_imgWASHINGTON — The No. 3 House Republican is suggesting that Rep. Steve King leave Congress over his remarks about white supremacy.Wyoming Republican Liz Cheney on Tuesday said of King, “I think he should find another line of work.”Republican leaders have made serving in Congress uncomfortable for King over his remarks in the New York Times last week questioning how white supremacy and white nationalism became offensive terms. House and Senate leaders condemned the remarks, and GOP leaders moved this week to deny him any committee assignments.Republican leaders noted that King has for years made racially insensitive remarks. Cheney said the most recent ones are “absolutely abhorrent. It’s racist. We do not support it or agree with it.”The nine-term Iowa congressman says he’s advocating for Western civilization, not racism.last_img read more

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At what temperature do we begin to release mist through the mouth?

first_imgIf we focus on the ability to expel fog we have to know that this occurs due to the exhalation of water from our body. Everyone knows that we breathe oxygen and exhale carbon dioxide. It is not uncommon to think that if our body is made up of 60% water, we also expel some of it. These water molecules condense when they come into contact with colder air, which is known as dew point, and in this way the mist is born.The cold helps this condensation process to occur but it is the reality that causes it. Obviously it is easy to believe that it is more usual to be able to generate fog during a cold day since the humidity is higher at those temperatures, but this fact is not always true.Even if it’s a hot day, if the humidity level is high, you can also see how we generate mist through the mouth. The higher the humidity of the air, the greater its saturation which increases the dew point and what causes us to see fog coming out of our mouth. For this same reason, if the outside weather is dry but cold, we most likely cannot see our breath. Image: iStock The fog is produced due to the exhalation of water from our bodyThe cold helps this process to occur, but it is not always the casecenter_img The cold comes at the least thoughtful moment and that is why we have to put aside our obligations. Despite the outside weather, our daily work forces us to get warm and try to keep ourselves at the best temperature so that nothing stops us. However, there are effects that cannot be avoided at these temperatures. Having a red nose, purple hands or expelling mist through the mouth can be some of the effects generated by the low temperature or not?last_img read more

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Sports Briefs

first_img‘Panama squarely in T&T’s sights’ PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, (CMC): Even though Trinidad and Tobago are eyeing wins in both upcoming World Cup qualifiers in the space of five days, midfielder Kevan George said they will be fully concentrated on the first assignment against Panama today. “Right now it’s not an option,” said the 27-year-old, who plies his trade in the North American Soccer League. “We have to come together as a unit and get a result on Friday.” T&T face a tricky double-header, with CONCACAF giants Mexico the next opponents next Tuesday. After suffering defeats in their opening games of the confederation qualifying final round last November, the hosts know that only two positive results will revive their flagging campaign. Panama and Mexico are yet to lose in the competition, with both winning one and drawing one to sit third and second, respectively, on four points. Sarfraz: WI series vital for morale KARACHI, Pakistan, (CMC): Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed believes positive results on the tour of West Indies starting this weekend will be important in boosting team morale in the wake of yet another cricket corruption scandal. Five players were recently suspended by the Pakistan Cricket Board on charges related to spot-fixing during the just-concluded Pakistan Super League (PSL), casting a dark shadow once again over Pakistan cricket. Two of the players Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif were members of the limited overs side and will now miss the Twenty20 and one-day series against West Indies. “I don’t want to comment on the PSL issue, but yes, we are going through tough times, and we need to do well in the upcoming series to boost our people,” Sarfraz said prior to the team’s departure for the Caribbean on Tuesday. Pakistan face West Indies on Sunday in the first Twenty20 International at Kensington Oval in Barbados before contesting the remaining three games of the series at Queen’s Park Oval in Trinidad. English FA condemns ‘insulting’ fan chants at Germany game LONDON, England (AP): The English Football Association has condemned “insulting” chants by fans at Wednesday’s game against Germany, referencing past wars between the countries. Before the 1-0 loss on Wednesday, England fans booed the Germany anthem and sang distasteful songs referencing the First and Second World Wars. FA chairman Greg Clarke said yesterday that “the behaviour of a section of the England support in Dortmund last night was inappropriate, disrespectful and disappointing.” Clarke expressed frustration that supporters chanted “songs that could be regarded as insulting to others” and said the FA is trying to address the problem with fan groups.last_img read more

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Cubs postpone home opener a day because of snow

first_imgSnow falls at Wrigley Field on the morning of Chicago’s home opener baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Monday, April 9, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)CHICAGO — The Chicago Cubs tried to play their home opener on Monday. It was just a snow-go.The Cubs’ game against the Pittsburgh Pirates was postponed a day because of persistent snow that covered much of Wrigley Field, creating a scene more reminiscent of December than April.ADVERTISEMENT Pirates right-hander Ivan Nova was scheduled to face righty Tyler Chatwood in the series opener. There was no immediate word on the pitching matchups.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Cubs tried pushing back the scheduled start time by an hour, and workers used hand-held blowers to melt the snow on the tarp. But the accumulation and cold temperatures were just too much to overcome.The game was rescheduled for 1:20 p.m. Tuesday, which was previously an off day for the first series between the NL Central rivals.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 crownChicago is the last major league team to hold its home opener. It opened the season with a 5-4 road trip to Miami, Cincinnati and Milwaukee.Pittsburgh is off to a surprising 7-2 start. It took three of four against Cincinnati in its previous series. LATEST STORIES Investigation launched into Paris-Roubaix rider’s death View comments Trump attends World Series baseball game in Washington DC PLAY LIST 01:04Trump attends World Series baseball game in Washington DC02:44Lebanese protest at new PM’s home, demand he quits00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’center_img Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

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