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Bush en la Catedral nacional de Washington Press Release Service Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Tags Associate Rector Columbus, GA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Cathedral Dean Boise, ID The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 El Obispo primado Michael Curry, al centro; el deán de la Catedral Nacional de Washington Randy Hollerith, a la izquierda; y el Rdo. Russell Levenson Jr., rector de la congregación de Houston a que pertenecía George H. W. Bush pronuncian la comendatoria al final del oficio fúnebre de Bush el 5 de diciembre. La Rda. Rosemarie Logan Duncan, canóniga de la catedral para el culto, de pie a la derecha, sostiene el báculo de la obispa de Washington Mariann Budde, que no se distingue entre Hollerith y Curry. El Rdo. Charles Robertson, canónigo del Obispo Primado para el Ministerio fuera de la Iglesia Episcopal, de pie entre Curry y Levenson, sostiene el báculo primacial del Obispo Primado. Foto de Danielle E. Thomas/Catedral Nacional de Washington.[Episcopal News Service] Combinando la precisión militar, la liturgia de la Iglesia Episcopal y las amables y por momentos cómicos recuerdos de sus familiares y amigos, Estados Unidos despidió formalmente al ex presidente George H. W. Bush.“Cuando llega la muerte, como nos llega a todos, la vida cambia, no termina”, dijo el Rdo. Russell Levenson Jr., rector de la congregación a que Bush asistía en Houston, durante el sermón en su funeral de Estado. “La manera en que vivimos nuestras vidas, las decisiones que tomamos, el servicio que prestamos importan. Les importan a nuestros semejantes, a este mundo que Dios nos ha dado y le importan a Dios. Pocas personas han entendido esto tan bien o han vivido sus vidas tan en consonancia con esto como el presidente George Herbert Walker Bush.“Ahora bien, oigan lo que dije: vivido. No lo ganó ni se esforzó para lograrlo. Fue algo tan natural para él como respirar para cada uno de nosotros”.Recordando el frecuente comentario que le hacía Barbara Bush de “buen sermón, demasiado largo”, Levenson predicó por poco más de 12 minutos durante el oficio en la Catedral Nacional de Washington, el cual duró cerca de dos horas y media.El oficio, que puede verse aquí, contó con un aforo de casi 3.000 personas por exclusiva invitación, entre ellos los miembros de la familia, los cinco presidentes de EE.UU. que viven, senadores, representantes, magistrados del Tribunal Supremo, funcionarios del gobierno de Trump y dignatarios extranjeros, entre ellos la canciller alemana Angela Merkel y el príncipe Carlos de Gran Bretaña.El féretro del presidente George H. W. Bush se levanta en el crucero de la Catedral Nacional de Washington durante su oficio fúnebre del 5 de diciembre. Foto del Distrito Militar de Washington del Ejército de EE.UU.Fue el cuarto funeral presidencial celebrado en la catedral. Los tres anteriores funerales de Estado en la catedral fueron los del presidente Dwight Eisenhower en 1969, el del presidente Ronald Reagan en 2004 y el del presidente Gerald Ford en 2007. Bush hizo panegíricos en los funerales de Reagan y de Ford en la catedral. El presiente Woodrow Wilson está enterrado en la Catedral, pero su oficio de entierro en 1924 no fue un funeral de Estado.El último funeral en la Catedral Nacional de Washington que se acercó a esa categoría fue el oficio por el senador John McCain el 1 de septiembre. Pero un funeral de Estado es un honor reservado a los presidentes, parte de la serie de tributos coordinados por el Distrito Militar de Washington del Ejército de EE.UU.El ataúd de Bush llegó a la catedral en un coche fúnebre un momento antes de las 11:00 A.M., acompañado por la familia Bush. El obispo primado Michael Curry, la obispa de Washington Mariann Budde, el deán de la catedral Randy Hollerith y Levenson, de la iglesia episcopal de San Martín [St. Martin] en Houston, esperaban en las gradas de la catedral con la Rda. Rosemarie Logan Duncan, canóniga de la catedral para el culto.Los portadores militares lenta y precisamente subieron las gradas con el ataúd hasta donde se encontraban Curry y Budde que recitaron las oraciones tradicionales de la “recepción del cuerpo”. “Con fe en Jesucristo, recibimos el cuerpo de nuestro hermano George para su entierro”, dijo Curry a la puerta.La familia Bush fue escoltada al interior de la iglesia hasta la primera fila, el hijo del Presidente, el ex presidente George W. Bush, saludó al presidente Donald Trump y a los ex presidentes Barack Obama, Bill Clinton y Jimmy Carter, y a sus esposas, quienes se sentaron juntos en la primera fila del otro lado del pasillo de la familia Bush.Luego, el bordón de la catedral comenzó a doblar 41 veces para marcar el número de Bush padre entre los presidentes de EE.UU., mientras los acólitos y el clero, entre ellos algunos de otras denominaciones, conducían lentamente a los portadores  que llevaban el ataúd por el largo pasillo central de la catedral. Hollerith y Levenson recitaron las antífonas del Rito de Entierro del Libro de Oración Común. El orden del rito se encuentra aquí.Miembros de las fuerzas armadas de EE.UU. se alejan del crucero luego de haber llevado el ataúd del presidente George H. W. Bush al interior de la catedral. Foto de Danielle E. Thomas/Catedral Nacional de Washington.Durante el oficio, cuatro panegiristas, George W. Bush, el ex primer ministro canadiense Brian Mulroney (cuyo período de gobierno coincidió con el Bush), el ex senador de EE.UU. Alan Simpson, de Wyoming, y el biógrafo de Bush Jon Meacham, recordaron al  viejo Bush.Meacham comenzó los tributos, diciéndole a la congregación que Bush fue “un hombre imperfecto” que “nos dejó una unión más perfecta”. Bush, dijo Meacham, sabía que la política no podía ser completamente pura si uno quería ganar, y uno tenía que ganar si quería dirigir.Meacham afirmó que Bush creía que hubo una razón por la cual se había librado de la muerte en el curso de una incursión de bombardeo aéreo en el Pacífico durante la segunda guerra mundial, en la cual sus compañeros tripulantes murieron, y él pasó los próximos 74 años al servicio de esa creencia.“Su corazón era firme. Su código de vida, como él decía, consistía en ‘Decir la verdad. No culpar a los demás. Hacer lo mejor que se pueda. Esforzarse. Perdonar. Mantener el rumbo’”, recordó Meacham. “Ese fue y es el más norteamericano de los credos”.Meacham dijo que la frase de Bush de “Mil puntos de luz” de la que a veces se habían mofado y el llamado de Lincoln a los “mejores ángeles de nuestra naturaleza”son “versos compañeros en el himno nacional de Estados Unidos”.Ambos presidentes, afirmó Meacham, llamaron a los estadounidenses a “a elegir lo justo sobre lo conveniente, la esperanza en lugar del temor y atender no a nuestros peores impulsos sino a nuestros mejores instintos”.Mulroney, de pie en el podio muy cerca de Trump, encomió los empeños de Bush para preservar y fortalecer la Organización del Tratado del Atlántico Norte luego de la desintegración de la Unión Soviética y del Telón de Hierro. Él también elogió la labor de Bush para lograr el acuerdo del NAFTA original, que dijo que había sido “modernizado y mejorado por gobiernos recientes”. Trump ha sido crítico tanto de la NATO como del NAFTA y recientemente anunció que se retiraría de este último, en un esfuerzo, al parecer, de obligar al Congreso a aprobar una nueva versión del pacto comercial con Canadá y México.“De aquí a 50 o a 100 años, cuando los historiadores revisen los logros y el contexto de todos los que han servido como presidentes, creo que se dirá que en la vida de este país, los Estados Unidos —que es, a mi juicio, la mayor república democrática que Dios jamás haya puesto sobre la faz de la tierra— creo que se dirá que ningún ocupante de la Oficina Oval fue más valiente, más centrado en principios y más honorable que George Herbert Walker Bush”, afirmó Mulroney.Durante el panegírico campechano y humorístico de Simpson, él recordó un momento cuando dijo que había caído de la lista A de Washington a lo que él llamó la lista Z debido a sus opciones políticas. Bush lo invitó a él y a su esposa a pasar con ellos [los Bush] un fin de semana. Los cuatro tuvieron una despedida muy ostensible en la Casa Blanca. Simpson recordó que Bush le dijo que su equipo le había dicho que no cursara la invitación, pero que él no había atendido el consejo, citando que la amistad está por encima de la política.Bush nunca odió a nadie, dijo Simpson, recordando que ambos hombres tuvieron  madres de carácter firme que les enseñaron que “el odio corroe al recipiente que lo contiene”.Bush entendió las decisiones que los líderes tienen que tomar, dijo el ex senador. A Bush le presentaron una vez un proyecto de ley bipartidario sobre el proceso del presupuesto, la atención sanitaria, la solvencia de la Seguridad Social y otros asuntos políticos. Para financiar el proyecto de ley tendrían que aumentarse los impuestos y eso exigiría que el Presidente fuera en contra de su conocida promesa de: “Escúchenme bien: no habrá nuevos impuestos”. El proyecto de ley fue aprobado en el Senado, pero los compañeros republicanos de Bush lo derrotaron en la Cámara de Representantes y, Simpson sugirió, su disposición a quebrantar su promesa de no aumentar los impuestos en pro de este proyecto de ley fue responsable de que no resultara reelecto.Simpson afirmó que Bush le dijo que cuando se enfrentaba con opciones difíciles, él elegía “el país por el que había combatido”  en lugar de optar por su partido o su legado.“A los que viajan por la calzada de la humildad en Washington, D.C.,  no les preocupa la intensidad del tránsito”.En su encomio, George W. Bush dijo que se padre estuvo a punto de morir de una infección de estafilococos en su adolescencia. Eso y su experiencia en la segunda guerra mundial “le hicieron disfrutar del don de la vida, y él se juró vivir todos los días a plenitud”, dijo el 43er. presidente de su padre, el 41ro.“Hasta sus últimos días, la vida de Papá fue instructiva”, dijo Bush. “En la medida en que envejecía, él nos enseñaba a madurar con dignidad, con humor y bondad, y cuando el buen Señor finalmente lo llamó, a encontrarse con él con valor y con el gozo de la promesa del porvenir”.Bush dijo que su padre “nos enseñó que el servicio público es noble y necesario, que uno puede servir con integridad y siendo fiel a los valores importantes, como la fe y la familia.“Él creyó firmemente que era importante retribuir a la comunidad y al país en el que uno vivía. Reconoció que servir a otros enriquecía el alma del dador”.Bush añadió que él supo años después como la fe de sus padres les había sostenido cuando su hermana, Robin, estaba muriéndose de leucemia a los tres años. “Papá siempre creyó que un día él abrazaría a su adorada Robin otra vez”.Bush comenzó a llorar al finalizar su reflexión, diciendo: “Y en nuestra aflicción, sonriamos, sabiendo que Papá está abrazando a Robin y sosteniendo de nuevo la mano de Mamá”.Durante su sermón, Levenson dijo que la vida de Bush mostraba que “la fe significa algo más que palabras”, añadiendo que la fe de Bush era “una fe profunda, una fe generosa y una fe sencilla en el mejor sentido de la palabra.Él conoció y vivió los dos grandes mandamientos de Jesús, amar a Dios y amar a tu prójimo”, afirmó Levenson. “El Presidente no sólo sirvió a algunos, sino a todos los que Dios puso en su camino”.El día en que Bush murió a los 94, Levenson dijo que James Baker,  el amigo del Presidente, estuvo junto a la cama de Bush, frotándole los pies durante unos 30 minutos, y haciéndole sonreír. Levenson dijo que él había percibido [en ese gesto] el sentido del servicio de Jesús, el Jueves Santo, cuando lavó los pies de sus amigos.Luego, todos los que estaban con Bush se arrodillaron y pusieron sus manos sobre el Presidente y oraron “y luego hubo silencio por un buen rato mientras el hombre que cambio todas nuestras vidas, que cambió nuestra nación, que cambió nuestro mundo, partía de esta vida para la otra”, afirmó él.“Fue un hermoso final; fue un hermoso comienzo”.El funeral continúo luego con la estructura tradicional del Rito de Entierro y, luego que Curry, Budde, Hollerith y Levenson pronunciaron la comendatoria, volvió de nuevo la pompa militar. Los portadores  se acercaron al lugar y levantaron el ataúd de Bush mientras el órgano comenzó a tocar el himno “Hoy, por los santos que descansan ya”[For All the Saints]. Los nítidos sonidos de las voces de mando militares podían oírse por encima de la música mientras el clero acompañaba el ataúd hacia el exterior de la iglesia.El obispo primado Michael Curry, visible en primer plano a la derecha de la bandera, y el Rdo. Russell Levenson Jr., rector de la congregación de Houston donde asistía el presidente George H. W. Bush, a la izquierda de la bandera, se encontraban entre los que condujeron el ataúd del presidente Bush hacia el exterior de la Catedral Nacional de Washington después del oficio de honras fúnebres del 5 de diciembre. Foto ENS, captura de pantalla.Allí aguardaron junto al coche fúnebre estacionado frente a la catedral mientras montaban el ataúd para el viaje a la Base Conjunta Andrews donde el Avión Presidencial esperaba para llevar a la familia Bush de regreso a Houston. El cadáver del ex presidente reposará en la iglesia episcopal de San Martín hasta las 6 A.M. del 6 de diciembre, donde se celebrará otro oficio conmemorativo más adelante esa mañana.Después, el cadáver de Bush será llevado por tren hasta College Station, Texas, donde, en una comitiva de vehículos, será conducido hasta la Biblioteca Presidencial George H. W. Bush [situada en esa ciudad universitaria] donde será enterrado junto a su esposa, que falleció en abril, y a Robin, la hija de ambos.– La Rda.. Mary Frances Schjonberg es redactora principal y reportera de Episcopal News Service. Traducción de Vicente Echerri.last_img read more

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What happens next in Super Rugby

first_imgWednesday Aug 5, 2020 What happens next in Super Rugby Super Rugby continues this weekend in both Australia and New Zealand with another few days of action-packed, fast-paced rugby in store. Here’s a quick breakdown of what is to come. ADVERTISEMENTWith just two rounds of Super Rugby NZ Aotearoa action remaining, a title winner could be decided as early as Sunday.The Hurricanes and Chiefs kick off round nine action on Saturday, August 8, before Sunday’s Highlanders vs Crusaders game could determine the winner of the entire competition.Title chances of the Crusaders, Blues and Hurricanes:CRUSADERSCurrently 1st on 24 pointsNeed one win from their two remaining games to win the titleBLUESCurrently 2nd on 22 pointsNeed to beat the Crusaders in their final game (and) hope Crusaders lose to the HighlandersThere is also a chance both teams could end of 26 points, but Blues would have won more games so they would have the tiebreakerHURRICANESCurrently 3rd on 16 pointsNeed to win their remaining two games, both with a bonus point (and) hope Crusaders lose their final two games (and) the Blues win their final game without a bonus point👀 Keep your eyes peeled on @BluesRugbyTeam‘s Caleb Clarke 😂Investec #SuperRugbyAotearoa pic.twitter.com/pDK54o4WHhADVERTISEMENT— Super Rugby (@SuperRugbyNZ) August 4, 2020SUPER RUGBY AUSuper Rugby AU is officially halfway through the season in its sixth round of competition.The Rebels host the Brumbies on Friday before a New South Wales vs Queensland rivalry when the Waratahs go head-to-head against the Reds on Saturday, August 8.PLAYER OF THE WEEK | Super Rugby Aotearoa Rd [email protected] Finlay Christie with two superb tries and another assist for the young Scot. Gee he came close to a hat-trick!#PlayerOfTheWeek #SuperRugby25Years #SuperRugbyAotearoa pic.twitter.com/vDus9xcy9n— Super Rugby/TRC (@SuperRugby) August 5, 2020ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error News Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Exeter vs Toulouse is off as a number of… 25 WEEKS AGO Danny Cipriani leaves Gloucester with immediate… 25 WEEKS AGO ‘Aphiwe can’t believe it. We were starting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life Reports30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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Hospital to add detox, recovery program

first_img You Might Like Candidates detail spending: Finance reports outline income, expenditures With the general election only four days away, candidates on the state and local levels are required to submit weekly… read more Latest Stories Email the author This Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s… Sponsored Content Published 3:00 am Friday, October 31, 2014 Hospital to add detox, recovery program Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson TRMC has designated a 23-bed unit within the hospital for alcohol and drug detoxification. The unit is private and confidential. No names are listed on the hospital census.“Addictions are not moral issues; they are medical issues,” said Lamar Ward, The Journey program director. “Recovery is not a destination; it’s a journey.“The detox program will have its own medical staff and will operate as a unit of Troy Regional Medical Center. The program will begin admitting patients on Nov. 3 and it is very important to know this program is completely voluntary. It’s private and confidential.” Pictured are, Don Wheat, unit manager; Lamar Ward, program director; Teresa Grimes, TRMC administrator; Ashley Hollon, counselor; Kathy Edwards, The Journey CFO; and Maggie Key, community representative.Stop addiction. There is an alternative.And it all begins with a short Journey.Troy Regional Medical Center and The Journey Detox and Recovery program have partnered to offer help here at home for those who are struggling with addictions and don’t know where to turn. Skip “Addiction cannot be overcome without help. Those who try it by themselves are unsuccessful,” he said.“Sometimes, people think they can kick their habits. They want to and try to, but they cannot do it alone.”“The Journey Recovery Detox and Recovery program provides the medical resources to help a person through that difficult five- to seven-day detox period. The Detox program is less taxing, mentally and physically, and is in a controlled, safe environment.”The Journey includes individual and group counseling and provides a safe continuum of long-term care.Teresa Grimes, TRMC administrator, said The Journey Detox and Recovery program is an opportunity for TRMC to reach out to those in the community who are seeking help to overcome alcohol and drug addiction but realize they can’t do it on their own.“The detox unit is in a private area of the hospital and participation in the program is confidential,” she said.Grimes said, too, those who are suffering from addictions wait until they hit rock bottom before they seek help.“The Journey offers a window of opportunity for those who are on their way to down,” she said.“TRMC is excited to be a part of this program that will change lives. We want those who are struggling with addictions to know they don’t have to hit rock bottom before they get help.“We hope to catch them on the way down and help them understand that staying in an addiction is more painful that getting out. Journey offers them a way to get out.”For more about The Journey Detox and Recovery program, call 256-276-4700. By Secrets Revealed By Jaine Treadwell Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Book Nook to reopen Ward said there is no referral process. Anyone who is suffering from alcohol or drug addiction and is seeking help to kick the habit may enter the program on his or her own.“All a person has to do is come and say they want help,” he said.“However, anyone under the age of 18 must have the consent of a parent or guardian. The detox program is covered under most insurance programs.”Ward said detoxification cannot be accomplished alone. Print Article Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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Clippers’ Rivers says Pierce has always been underrated

first_imgRight frame of mindAlthough Doc Rivers has not made it official, there seems a strong possibility Pierce will come off the bench for the first time in his career, with Lance Stephenson starting at small forward.Therein lies perhaps the best thing about Pierce at this stage of his career – his willingness to do something he’s never done for the good of the team. In 17 seasons, he’s started 1,240 of the 1,250 games he’s played.“Everybody understands the big picture,” Pierce said. “Everybody wants to win. We have a lot of guys here who have made a lot of money in their careers and played a number of years and trying to find what is left.“For me, it’s trying to win another championship. I try to tell the guys the same things and guys really need to accept those roles.”CP3 enjoyed comebackIt may have been an exhibition game, but Chris Paul was thrilled to be part of Thursday’s comeback, which came after the Clippers trailed 64-29 midway through the second quarter.“It was fun,” said Paul, who had eight points and eight assists. “The energy and excitement of our team was huge. Everyone was genuinely excited about what was going on. Now we just need to stay the course.”This and thatDoc Rivers listed Jamal Crawford as day-to-day after Crawford missed Thursday’s game with a right triceps contusion. … The Clippers open the regular season Wednesday at Sacramento. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “When he plays, he just does nothing fast, so you don’t think that he’s quick. You don’t think he can jump, yet he can. He just chooses not to. He doesn’t have to. So when you coach him up close, you see how good he is. I think our fans here will appreciate him more, especially at this age.”Rivers marveled at what Pierce did Thursday.“He was getting shots on 24-year-olds today and he just knows how to score,” Rivers said. “He’s a professional scorer.”Austin Rivers was funny after the game, telling reporters Pierce is not one bit fast. In his case, it’s not needed.“You can’t teach his footwork,” he said. “I ain’t never seen nobody have footwork … he’s probably one of the best footwork small forwards of all time. Seriously.”center_img It was late Thursday night at Staples Center. The Clippers had just come all the way back from a 35-point second-quarter deficit to defeat the Portland Trail Blazers 115-109 in their final exhibition game.Paul Pierce, who turned 38 on Oct. 13, was one of many heroes. He scored 14 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter. He made four of his five 3-point baskets in those final 12 minutes, including on three consecutive possessions to pull the Clippers 96-95. His fourth long-distance basket of the quarter gave his team a 113-107 lead with 1:23 left to play.Could it be that the Trail Blazers just didn’t think Pierce could do that at his age? According to coach Doc Rivers, Pierce has perhaps been underestimated for a long time. “I think he has been underrated his whole career, in a strange way,” said Rivers, who coached Pierce for nine years in Boston, the two winning a title there in 2008. “I even told that to him when I first took the job in Boston, that I underrated him. I knew prior that he was good. I just didn’t know he was that good. I never knew he was athletic.last_img read more

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As 2019 MLB rookie hitters pile up numbers, a look at past classes

first_imgBut where do they rank among other recent rookie classes? I thought about that while writing my column on Friday, and more over the weekend. And I’ve come to this conclusion: Before we start ranking them with other years, let’s at least let them finish this one, OK?Cool. But that doesn’t mean we can’t rank other finished years, which brings us to today.I’m not going to lie: There were a lot of ways to approach this ranking, and I struggled with that thought. Should I look at only what they did during their rookie seasons? Should I put more weight on their career production? After much hemming and hawing, I leaned toward the latter option. Because, to me, what makes this group special isn’t just what they’ve done in 2019 — though it is incredible — but just how good this group could be next year and in 2021 and on down the road. That’s how history judges rookie classes. MORE: 10 single-season MLB feats we’ll never see againSo here’s what I did:Using the Play Index feature on Baseball-Reference, I sorted by year and pulled out every position player with rookie eligibility who posted a bWAR of at least 1.0 that year. And then I went year by year through the Rookie of the Year voting to make sure I didn’t miss anyone (don’t get me started on the flaws in a three-person RoY ballot; that’s a topic for another time). The guys we’re considering have to have made at least some impact in that year. The class of 2019, by the way, has 22 rookie hitters with a bWAR of at least 1.0, and another 11 guys with a bWAR of 0.5 to 0.9, meaning they have a chance to get to that 1.0 mark. The year with the most rookie hitters at 1.0? That’s 2015 (35). And 2000 has the least, at 11. 10. 2010The elite stars: Buster Posey, Giancarlo Stanton, Lorenzo CainThe All-Stars: Jason Heyward, Carlos Santana, Starlin Castro, Ian Desmond, Mike Leake, Neil WalkerThoughts: That’s not too shabby, right? Posey won the NL rookie award, but Stanton didn’t even receive a vote, despite 22 homers in 100 games. Cain didn’t get a mention, either, though he did produce a 2.0 bWAR in just 43 games. Lots of excellent seasons compiled by the All-Stars on this list. Over in the AL, Neftali Feliz took home the rookie hardware, but injuries kept him from a mention on this list. 9. 2004The elite stars: Joe Mauer, Justin Morneau, Grady Sizemore, David WrightThe All-Stars: Matt Holliday, Jason Bay, Jayson Werth, Kevin YoukilisThoughts: Can’t help but look at this group and wonder what might have been if only the stars had stayed healthy. Damn shame. 8. 2016The elite stars: Alex Bregman, Gary Sanchez, Corey SeagerThe All-Stars: Tim Anderson, Byron Buxton, Willson Contreras, David Dahl, Max Kepler, Whit Merrifield, Trevor Story, Trea TurnerThoughts: Bregman’s approaching superstar status. Injuries to Sanchez and Seager — who finished third in the NL MVP race as a rookie — and others keep this group a little lower than they probably could be right now. Kepler’s the sleeper of the group; after a couple of good-not-great seasons, he already has 32 homers and a 3.4 bWAR. 7. 2018The elite stars: Ronald Acuna, Juan Soto, Gleyber Torres, Shohei OhtaniThe All-Stars: Brian Anderson, Jeff McNeil, Franmil ReyesThoughts: When we revisit this list in a couple of years, chances are this group could wind up in the top three. It’s just too early at the moment. But, wow. Acuna is a superstar-in-waiting, and the same can be said for Soto and Torres. And Ohtani? He’s only doing things we’ve never seen in the modern era. And here’s something you probably didn’t know: After compiling 11 homers and a 3.9 bWAR in 156 games as a rookie for the Marlins, Anderson already has 20 homers and a 3.8 bWAR in just 116 games. And, yeah, this rookie class was deep — 25 rookie hitters posted a bWAR of at least 1.0 in 2018. 6. 2013The elite stars: Nolan Arenado, Christian Yelich, Didi GregoriusThe All-Stars: Khris Davis, Wil Myers, A.J. Pollock, Yasiel Puig, Jedd GyorkoThoughts: Arenado just might be the best third baseman in baseball and Yelich is the best outfielder not named Mike Trout right now. That’s a good place to start. 5. 2017The elite stars: Cody Bellinger, Aaron Judge, Matt ChapmanThe All-Stars: Ozzie Albies, Josh Bell, Andrew Benintendi, Paul DeJong, Rafael Devers, Mitch Haniger, Rhys Hoskins, Trey Mancini, Yoan Moncada, Matt OlsonThoughts: The talent here is kind of incredible, and a testament to just how stacked the years above 2017 on this list are. Like 2018, it’s still early to get a true feel of just how great this class is, but these guys are going to be Midsummer Classic regulars for a long, lone time. 4. 2015The elite stars: Francisco Lindor, Kris Bryant, Carlos CorreaThe All-Stars: Corey Seager, Michael Conforto, Tommy Pham, J.T. Realmuto, Enrique Hernandez, Odubel Herrera, Ketel Marte, Joc Pederson, Kyle Schwarber, Eddie RosarioThoughts: Lindor and Correa were neck-and-neck for the AL rookie award in 2015, with Correa taking home the hardware (17 first-place votes to 13 for Lindor), but Lindor’s had the better career since. So many other impact players in this class. Really impressive. Oh, and, yep, Seager’s mentioned twice. He only had 113 PAs in 2015, which means he kept his rookie eligibility for 2016, but he HAS to be mentioned for what he did in those 113 PAs — .337, 174 OPS+, 1.8 bWAR. Pretty incredible. And one more thing: It wasn’t just the talent at the top that’s amazing, it’s the depth — 35 rookie hitters had at least a 1.0 bWAR, far and away the most of any year on this list. BERNSTEIN: Baseball fans needs to better appreciate Francisco Lindor3. 1997 The elite stars: Vladimir Guerrero, Andruw Jones, Scott Rolen, Nomar GarciaparraThe All-Stars: Mike Cameron, Craig Counsell, Brian Giles, Magglio Ordonez, Doug GlanvilleThoughts: With one Hall of Famer (Vlad Sr.), two fringe Hall of Famers (Jones and Rolen) and a guy who probably would have wound up in Cooperstown if not for injuries (Nomar), it’s a top-heavy group, though guys like Cameron, Giles and Ordonez had outstanding careers, too. 2. 2001The elite stars: Albert Pujols, Ichiro Suzuki, Jimmy RollinsThe All-Stars: Adam Dunn, David Eckstein, Juan Uribe, A.J. Pierzynski, Aaron Rowand By this point, you’ve heard over and over about this year’s group of outstanding rookie hitters, the ones with the famous last names (Guerrero, Tatis, Bichette, Biggio) and the ones who play in big markets (Pete Alonso with the Mets) and the ones who play for a team desperately chasing a championship (Alex Verdugo with the Dodgers).And that’s a good thing, because it’s impossible to say too many good things about these kids.  Thoughts: This class isn’t deep — only 13 rookie hitters posted a WAR of 1.0 or better — but holy crap, the top of the class is loaded. Pujols and Ichiro are no-doubt first-ballot Hall of Famers, and Rollins had better numbers than some of the shortstops in Cooperstown. 1. 2012The elite stars: Mike Trout, Josh Donaldson, Manny Machado, Bryce HarperThe All-Stars: Anthony Rizzo, Andrelton Simmons, Matt Carpenter, Yoenis Cespedes, Yasmani Grandal, D.J. LeMahieuThoughts: The talent here is just amazing. You start with one of the best players in the history of the sport, add two other guys who signed free-agent contracts exceeding $300 million and the 2015 AL MVP, and that’s one hell of a place to start. Add in a bunch of perennial MVP candidates and you have a class that would be No. 1 even if you took off one of those guys on the top line.last_img read more

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How many is too many? Grassley comments on Democratic presidential field

first_imgWASHINGTON — As another one of his U-S Senate colleagues joined the presidential race this morning, Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley responds to a prediction that as many as 30 Democrats will be running for the White House by the time the Iowa Caucuses arrive early next year.“I thought 17 were too many in the Republican primary four or three years ago and I think you can get too many,” Grassley says, “but in America, anybody can run for president.”Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has added his name to the list for his second attempt at the presidency. Sanders, an independent, lost the 2016 primary to Democrat Hillary Clinton. Grassley, a Republican, applauds our governmental structure for choosing a national leader. “We have to have an open system so I’ll let the Democrats decide how many are too many or not enough,” Grassley says. “Don’t worry. It’ll sort itself out, for one will be, I guess, July or August will be their nominee.”Former Iowa Senator Tom Harkin ran for president in 1992 and was an early frontrunner before dropping out to back Bill Clinton, while current Iowa Senator Joni Ernst says she was invited to be President Trump’s running mate, an offer she declined. Grassley says he looks forward to the 2020 contest.  “Of course, being from Iowa and very proud of Iowa being first in the nation,” Grassley says, “and also because Iowa Democrats and Republicans cooperate on being first in the nation, I hope all 30 come to Iowa.”So far, at least a dozen Democrats have declared they’re running for president, six of them are U-S senators.last_img read more

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Women in the driving seat

first_img10 Apr 2018 Women in the driving seat Tags: Lymm Golf Club, Women A Cheshire golf club is celebrating a year of firsts which has put women in the driving seat.For the first time in Lymm Golf Club’s 111-year-history the members have elected women to serve as Club President, the Chair of Council and the Junior Captain.What’s more, the membership has also voted to give their Captain and Ladies’ Captain equal status.Diana Broady will serve as the Club President for 12 months. A retired physiotherapist at Warrington Hospital, she is an active member of over 30 years, a former Ladies Captain and keen all round sportswoman, having played tennis and squash alongside golf.She commented: “Lymm Ladies are a very active force and support the club well, both on the playing and social side. I look forward to a great year and to serving all of the members to the best of my ability.”Carol Roberts has stepped from the 2017 Lady Captain’s role straight into that of Chair of Council for the next three years. She has recently retired as the managing director of a national financial services business and was awarded a Life Time Achievement Award for services to the leasing industry and was previously the European CEO of the Year. Now Carol will use her experience to face a different set of challenges as she supports the continual modernisation of golf at club level.Jessica Taylor-Booth is the first girl to become the Junior Captain. Jessica, who is 17, has come through Lymm’s very active junior programme. She has taken part in Cheshire County girls coaching and is a club ambassador for the Girls Golf Rocks programme. At the recent combined Captain’s drive in, a very nervous Jessica smashed a superb 200 yard drive in very unforgiving, wet conditions to mark a historic year for Lymm Golf Club.She later said: “I was very nervous about the drive in, but I’m really looking forward to my year as Junior Captain as there’s loads going on for the juniors at Lymm”Gillian Brown is the 2018 Ladies’ Captain and for the first time, the Captain and the Ladies’ Captain at Lymm Golf Club hold equal status – which alone, is a milestone for equality. Gillian is delighted to serve alongside Captain Alan Dagger and said: “It is an honour and a privilege to take up the role as joint captain and I will work tirelessly for the benefit of the club and the membership”Lymm has a long tradition of encouraging women and girls to take up golf. It has over 110 female members and there is a very popular Silver Rabbits group, which welcomes new women golfers to the club and supports their development and progress onto the course.For younger girls Lymm has worked very successfully with England Golf to run Girls Golf Rocks at the club and will be throwing open a welcome to local girls for a free Girls Golf Rocks taster session on Saturday April 28th at 2pm.Alison Lysons, England Golf Club Support Officer said: “It’s been a pleasure to work with Lymm Golf Club to help their continued development of golf for women and girls and it’s exciting to see these four taking on such important roles at the club. I’m sure they’ll all have a really successful year.”Captions:Top, Jessica Taylor-Booth drives into office as Junior CaptainBelow, from left: Gillian Brown, Diana Broady, Carol Roberts and Jessica Taylor-Booth.last_img read more

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JUDGE ORDERS ARREST OF DONEGAL ELECTION CANDIDATE OVER YOU TUBE CLIP

first_imgThe High Court has ordered the arrest of a Donegal candidate in this month’s local elections over her failure to remove allegedly defamatory posts about a town council on YouTube.Judge ordered the arrest of Patricia McCafferty.Mr Justice Paul Gilligan ordered that independent candidate Patricia McCafferty be arrested and brought before the High Court for alleged contempt in the face of orders directing her to remove the video clips. The Irish Independent reports the orders were sought by lawyers for Bundoran Town Council which claims its members and officials have been defamed in the posts where allegations of corruption, fraud, and intimidation are made by Ms Cafferty, a former traffic warden who was dismissed in 2008 by the council.The court heard the YouTube clips are entitled “What Bundoran Town Clerk is really like” and “Bundoran Joint Policing SHAM cover up assaults and quash speeding fine”. It is claimed they are highly defamatory.Orders were granted by the High Court against Ms McCafferty of Rockingham, Main Street Bundoran on May 1 last compelling her to remove both the YouTube posts and large signs located in the town alleging the members and officials are corrupt.The signs have been removed since the court orders were obtained.However, she has failed to remove the YouTube material.Ms McCafferty was not present in court.The court was told that in addition to the posts and the signs, Ms McCafferty had followed and filmed ordinary council workers going about Bundoran doing various work.She also turned up at council meetings and had to be asked to stop video recording the proceedings.Last year, the council obtained injunctions against Ms McCafferty, preventing her publishing allegedly defamatory material after she turned up at council meetings wearing a high visibility jacket with “Bundoran Town Council are Corrupt” written on it along with pictures of eight of the nine town councillors.Yesterday, Mr Justice Gilligan said he was satisfied Ms McCafferty had breached the court orders.He directed that she be arrested and brought before the court next Tuesday.JUDGE ORDERS ARREST OF DONEGAL ELECTION CANDIDATE OVER YOU TUBE CLIP was last modified: May 17th, 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:donegalDonegal County CouncilelectionPatricia McCaffertyYou Tubelast_img read more

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Beyoncé fans make death threats against Nicole Curran, wife of Warriors owner Joe Lacob: report

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceThe Beyhive needs to take it down a few notches when it comes to Nicole Curran.That being said, my real name is Joe Schmoe, and not that nom de plume that you see on top of this article.Curran, the wife of Golden State Warriors owner Joe Lacob, said she has been harassed online by Beyoncé’s faithful and rabid fans and as a result has disabled one of her social media accounts, according to ESPN senior writer Ramona …last_img

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New industrial policy offers ₹17,500 cr. for new businesses

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