View image | gettyimages.comFor millions of Mets fans, it’s been a week without baseball. A cold, bleak week in November. That sentence alone sounds incongruous, but it’s worth noting because it’s so different from the norm.Now we must rejoin the regularly scheduled sporting events in progress and let our memories of this amazing season fade away.But not so fast. Hold on a little longer.Game 5 of the 2015 World Series started Nov. 1 and lasted 12 innings before the Royals celebrated their 7-2 win at Citi Field late Sunday night and into early Monday morning. Even Yogi would have to concede that it was finally, irrevocably over.If only the Mets could have, would have, should have…you get the idea. What we’d give to have had them play one more game—hell, let’s be honest—two more games, even if it meant they’d be going to Kansas City.It’s been 15 years since the Mets had played any World Series games, and considering how improbable this prospect looked back in July when the team was playing so pitifully, it’s almost a miracle they got this far. It’s understandable we’d still want to be obsessed with the “what ifs” because it was such a great, wild ride.Let’s imagine if that slow chopper had just bounced a little higher and landed smack dab right into Daniel Murphy’s glove instead of pulling a Bill Buckner behind second base and scooting into right field in Game 4. Or if Lucas Duda’s throw from first base had been a little more on target so Travis d’Arnaud could have caught it at home plate and tagged out the Royals Eric Hosmer before he could score the tying run in the ninth inning in Game 5. Or, for that matter, what if Terry Collins hadn’t let Matt Harvey jawbone his way back to the mound when the manager originally intended to have closer Jeurys Familia come on in relief.In that fateful encounter, the Dark Knight faced two batters with a 2-0 lead and did not record an out. He gave up a leadoff walk to KC’s Lorrenzo Cain and a double to Hosmer. Far from his usual m.o.But now, Harvey won’t be pitching until next year. So it goes. Certainly he could use the rest, since he pitched 216 total innings—the most any pitcher ever threw in one season after undergoing Tommy John surgery, according to ESPN.To his credit, Collins took the blame for trusting his heart, not his mind, and letting Harvey try for the shutout. If it had worked out that night, who knows what would have happened next?That both men were still wearing Mets uniforms in November was also remarkable. In June, rumors in the clubhouse had Collins about to be let go because the team sucked so—he hadn’t had a winning season in four years—and his fifth one looked like it was on track to be just as bad. But last Wednesday, Collins signed a two-year contract extension, making him the oldest manager still on duty in an MLB dugout, come next spring.Harvey, or really his agent Scott Boras, had created a stir in September by saying that the ace client should save his golden arm for next year and adhere to a strict innings limit, playoffs or not. All we can say now is that we’re glad Harvey didn’t listen to Boras then, but we sure wish he’d let Collins keep him out of just one more inning—his last.How glorious it was that David Wright was still playing in November, considering how much pain he’d undergone with his spinal stenosis and other physical issues that had sidelined him for months. But there he was in Game 3, hitting a key home run in the World Series—the first of his career—and helping the Mets beat the Royals to prevent a sweep.Everybody has their favorite moments of the Series, of the season. The best of times, and the worst. Daniel Murphy embodied both—his playoff home-run record and his egregious errors. I always enjoyed watching him discuss pitch location with the umps. I’m also grateful that center-fielder Yoenis Cespedes became such a catalyst when the team looked lost before the last-minute trade that brought him here, and I’m very happy that Michael Conforto left the Double-A Mets in Binghamton to join the Major League Mets in Queens. And who will ever forget Wilmer Flores and the tears he shed to stay?Let all those memories and more fill the wintry months to come before pitchers and catchers report to spring training. Because now we Mets fans can say, “Wait ‘til next year!” without fear or loathing. In fact, we can shout it out loud, “Bring it on!” Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York
A Miramar teenager is in jail after allegedly drugging and raping a 15-year-old girl before uploading a video of her naked to his Instagram story.Jorge Martinez, 18, has been charged with sexual battery, giving a controlled substance to a minor and making or publishing child pornography.The 15-year-old girl is in a coma and fighting for her life, according to police.According to the arrest report, the victim had a party at her house on Monday where a witness said Martinez gave her two Percocet pills.After the party, several guests, including the victim, went to the suspect’s house.Martinez later posted a video to his Instagram story where a naked, unconscious girl is seen in the background, according to the arrest report.Martinez could be heard saying he had sex with her but, “The Perc got her knocked out bro,” according to police.One of the victim’s friends saw the video, recognized 15-year-old, and began searching for her.Shortly after, the 15-year-old was found unconscious with blue lips and transported to Palmetto General Hospital.She was later airlifted to Nicklaus Children’s Hospital where she remains in “very critical” condition, according to officials.Police say the suspect admitted he was with the victim and posted the video onto his social media.Martinez appeared before a judge in Fort Lauderdale Thursday morning and is being held on $550,000 bond.
LeoVegas hits back at Swedish regulations despite Q2 successes August 13, 2020 Related Articles Betsson outrides pandemic challenges as regulatory dramas loom July 21, 2020 Share Submit StumbleUpon Share Spelinspektionen reminds operators of AML responsibilities July 2, 2020 Updating the market, Swedish Aktietorget-listed igaming operator ahaWorld has detailed that it will enter the South American betting market having acquired a majority of equity in an unnamed regional operator.ahaWorld governance informed investors that the company had signed a ‘letter of intent’ for the transaction of a 51% stake in the South American enterprise. The operator will further be given a 24-month period in which it will have first right to acquire the remainder of the asset.The Swedish operator detailed that its acquisition would be financed via new share issue in ahaWorld of 4.3 million shares, resulting in a corporate dilution of circa 25.5%. ahaWorld detailed that it had acquired its South American asset a 6X multiple of its EBIT.The governance of ahaWorld detailed that following its completed investment (expected to be closed Q1 2017), the company will launch the asset across multiple South American markets.The acquisition sees ahaWorld expand beyond its core market of Scandinavia, the Aktietorget-listed operator currently operates the igaming brands of ‘Sweden Casino’, ‘ahaBingo’, ‘ahaCasino’ and MoboCasino.com.At present ahaWorld governance has not disclosed any comment on its South American investment.
Recognising the importance of agriculture in decreasing the level of poverty, Food For The Poor on Wednesday donated agricultural tools to 81 farmers, as Agriculture Month is being observed in Guyana.Among the items handed over to farmers at the organisation’s Festival City, South Ruimveldt Gardens, Georgetown location were spades, cutlasses, honey extractors, files and even land tillers.The grave importance that agriculture plays in reducing poverty was pointed out by Senior Project Manager Andrea Benjamin.According to her, “in terms of reducing poverty, agriculture is very important so Food For The Poor in our mandate to help to alleviate poverty will continue to support the agricultural sector”.Further, she mentioned how grateful the organization was to be able to assistFood For The Poor Senior Project Manager Andrea Benjamin hands over the farming tools to farmersfarmers. The organisation, Benjamin noted, has been supporting the agricultural sector for a number of years, since it is cognisant of its importance. “We have patterned our support in recognition of diversification hence we are working now to empower the beekeepers in Guyana. We want farmers to start looking at alternative sources of income other than cash crop cultivation,” she added.The Project Manager disclosed that Food For The Poor was also “looking at mechanisation, equipping farmers with the necessary equipment that they can make farming easier”.A few of the recipients which included six farmers’ groups from Regions Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara) and Four (Demerara Mahaica) noted how helpful the tools would be in lessening their workload.Rhonda Boyce, a shadehouse farmer in Region Three, said the 10 farmers in that group would be very happy for the tools.Jermain David, also from Region Three, said he was certain that the equipment would help to alleviate the workload and thanked the organisation for its continuous support.Meanwhile, Linden Stewart of Region Four noted how happy he was for the donation, especially the honey extractor. According to him, the tool comes in a timely manner as this is the period when honey extraction begins. “Many beekeepers would have been looking to borrow extractors from other beekeepers and having to wait their turn before they can get to extract their honey.”Grace Williams, also of Region Four, who is part of a women farmers group, on the East Coast of Demerara explained, “We are going back to the land like the President (David Granger) would have advised. Food is important to all of us (and) we have the space, so we are going to work to get that done,”This year, Agriculture Month is being held under the theme “Shaping Agriculture for a Green Economy”.
Former Eureka High and College of the Redwoods pitcher Luis Pimentel signed a letter of intent to join the New Mexico Highlands University baseball team, Tuesday morning during a press conference at CR.Pimentel, a 2016 Eureka High graduate, played two seasons at College of the Redwoods. During the team’s 2019 campaign Pimentel pitched nearly twice the innings, 78.1, of the next-closest Redwoods player and carried the club’s second-lowest ERA (5.29) of pitchers with 11-or-more innings.“It felt …
The steady drip, drip, drip of water from stalactites should provide a way to calculate the age of cave formations, right? Don’t be too sure. A scientist at Florida State found that calcite deposition is a function of how the cave “breathes,” reported New Scientist. This finding “pours doubt on ancient climate records derived from these structures.” Climate researchers have no way of directly recording temperature for dates before about 1850. They use “proxy measurements” from tree rings, ice cores, cave formations and written descriptions. Tree ring measurements have come under fire lately with the Climategate scandal. It appears the use of cave formations for estimating prehistoric climate records is now subject to question. “Some records of ancient rainfall may be skewed, as estimates based on stalactite formation assume year-round mineral deposition,” the article said.The point to remember here, without getting into details about the extent of possible misinterpretation, is that all dating methods make assumptions. A geologist sees the steady dripping from a stalactite, measures the calcite deposition on the stalagmite below, calculates the deposition as a function of drip rate, and then extrapolates the measurements hundreds of thousands of years back in time. Can any geologist possibly know all the factors that could affect the deposition rate? This article pointed out one, but there could be many others. The estimation of ancient climate is just as fraught with assumptions. If the geologist establishes a plausibly reliable deposition rate under current conditions, he or she might infer from slight differences in composition in a cross-section of a stalactite how the climate cooled or warmed over time. But some factors might not correlate together. They could counteract one another in all kinds of ways. To show this story is not an isolated case in Florida, recall the 01/19/2006 finding in Texas about kinetic factors including the angle of the glass plate a scientist might use to collect data, or the presence of a warm human body in the cave. South African scientists, frustrated with anomalous measurements, concluded that “the constant speleothem growth rate we assume is simplistic” (10/12/2004, bullet 4). The unknown factors are the most worrisome. This story points out that theory-destroying factors no one ever thought about, like cave bears, could be lurking in dark passages.(Visited 13 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting We’ve just been introduced to an interesting company: Doctations. This relatively new site aims to open communication channels and online services to turn any doctor’s practice into a web-based community.The software, an Internet-based healthcare transaction interface, allows doctors to upload and save medical data, to share test results with patients, and to analyze information with their colleagues. Patients in this system can manage their healthcare, schedule appointments, request prescription refills, research medications, access articles, and communicate with doctors – all securely, quickly, and cost-effectively. Our question: Why aren’t systems like these in place everywhere right now?Unfortunately, a combination of data security concerns and industry regulations such as HIPAA have made doctor-patient online communication – even via email – nearly impossible. Doctations’ data transactions are made secure through an encrypted database and a secure login and password. Voice identification processes are available, as well. These data security measures are compliant with all relevant industry regulations.More than just a task manager, the interface allows physicians to access a messaging system that includes audio and video chats, kind of like Skype. Using this part of the service, physicians could conduct online consultations with their patients via webcam. It’s unclear whether the system would also allow homebound patients to send vital statistics such as weight and blood pressure to physicians automatically through the use of monitored devices, another trending topic in “telehealth“. Online consultations – and getting insurance companies to pay for them – have also been a subject of great concern to the American Medial Association, which has been lobbying for more modern billing practices for online consults since 2004.Doctations has also expressed the goal of making physicians’ offices entirely paperless by moving source data (such as reports, faxes, and mail) and business processes online. The company has partnered with Sure Scripts and Quest Diagnostics to send prescription requests and order lab results. The company has also partnered with science and health publisher Elsevier to give patients access to important research materials and decision support alerts. These are just a few noteworthy features we found while browsing around the Doctations website. The service appears to be full-featured for all aspects of a medical practice, from staffing and billing to patient-focused task management. The service is available on a subscription basis for healthcare providers.Check out this CNBC interview with Doctations founder and neurosurgeon Dr. Louis Cornacchia: Although many users would love the opportunity to have quicker, simpler, less expensive healthcare as well as greater access to their physicians, others still probably have concerns about the security of putting their most personal information online. On which side of the fence do you find yourself? And for our readers who are also medical doctors, would it make sense to implement such software in your own practice? What are the objections?Let us know your thoughts in the comments. We’re going to switch on the webcam and see if we can get a doctor to look at this troubling mole. Related Posts jolie odell A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#health#web
Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City View comments Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Gin Kings-Bolts return duel set The Lakers open the regular season on October 19 against the Los Angeles Clippers. Wilson Chandler #21 of the Denver Nuggets splits the defense of Lonzo Ball #2 and Thomas Bryant #31 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the second half of a preseason game at Staples Center on October 2, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images/AFPLos Angeles, United States — The Los Angeles Lakers opted to keep rookie point guard Lonzo Ball out of Sunday’s pre-season game against the Sacramento Kings, letting him rest his sprained left ankle.Ball was to miss his second straight game since he was hurt on Monday when he came down on Denver Nuggets point guard Emmanuel Mudiay’s foot near the end of the first half of a pre-season contest.ADVERTISEMENT Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers PLAY LIST 01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Lakers coach Luke Walton said Ball, the second overall selection in the draft in June, had trouble with lateral movement.There was some suggestion Ball could miss the rest of the pre-season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I hope not, but yeah, that’s a possibility,” Walton said. “It is different with every player. He is new to the team, so we’ve got to see how long these types of injuries take him to come back from.“We’d like to have him back, but again, we are not going to rush him back just to try to get him out there.” LATEST STORIES Read Next MOST READ Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa
Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul, left, dribbles past Denver Nuggets forward Wilson Chandler during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)HOUSTON, Texas—Trevor Ariza had a season-high 25 points in the Houston Rockets’ 125-95 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday night.Ariza was 7 of 10 from 3-point range. Chris Paul had 23 points and 12 assists, and James Harden added 21 points, nine assists and eight rebounds in limited action.ADVERTISEMENT Denver scored a season-low 17 points in the first quarter while allowing a season-high 75 first-half points. Denver’s bench was outscored 41-35, led by nine points each from Juancho Hernangomez, Mason Plumlee and Malik Beasley. Harris had 13 points and four steals.Houston recalled rookie C Zhou Qi from Rio Grande Valley after he had 18 points and four blocks on Tuesday night for the G League affiliate. Briante Weber, who is averaging 17.9 points, 7.0 assists and 6.1 rebounds for Rio Grande Valley this season, was also recalled. Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion The Rockets have won nine of last 10 games, and beat Denver for the fifth straight time after sweeping the series 4-0 last season.Houston led 75-40 at the half, the Rockets’ largest halftime lead of the season.In a scary moment for Denver midway through the second quarter, Nikola Jokic fell to the ground following a tipped layup after suffering a non-contact injury. He limped off the court to the locker room but returned later in the quarter.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutWill Barton led Denver with 20 points. Jokic had 17, and Gary Harris added 13.Denver played its second game without Paul Millsap. He sustained a left wrist injury Sunday in a loss to the Los Angeles Lakers and is out indefinitely. Starting in his place, Wilson Chandler returned to action after missing a victory Monday night at Sacramento with back pain.Houston played without starting power forward Ryan Anderson (illness) and reserve guard Eric Gordon (right calf tightness). P.J. Tucker started in Anderson’s place, while Luc Mbah a Moute scored 13 points in 26 minutes behind Paul. LATEST STORIES Read Next Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH View comments Knicks outscore Raptors 41-10 in 3rd en route to victory CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort MOST READ Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC
“Right now we’re in Strugglesville,” LeBron James said. “But it felt like a win. We needed it. Definitely.”Isaiah Thomas made two free throws with 11 seconds left and Cleveland came up with a defensive stop in the frantic final seconds after blowing a 23-point lead to beat the Orlando Magic 104-103 on Thursday night and snap a four-game losing streak.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAfter Thomas made his shots, Orlando’s Elfrid Payton missed a contested layup with three seconds left. The three officials ruled there was an inadvertent whistle and held a jump ball at midcourt.Magic forward Aaron Gordon grabbed the toss and sank a 45-footer as the horn sounded and Cleveland’s crowd shrieked in disbelief. But Gordon committed a jump-ball violation with the move and Cleveland only had to inbound the ball to come away with a victory following a crazy and exhausting final sequence that left everyone dazed. Cleveland Cavaliers’ Derrick Rose, center, drives between Orlando Magic’s D.J. Augustin, left, and Khem Birch during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)CLEVELAND — There was none of the usual postgame chatter or music in the Cavaliers locker room.The mood was somber and quiet, not the same place.ADVERTISEMENT Magic: Played without G Aaron Afflalo, suspended two games without pay by the NBA for fighting with Minnesota’s Nemanja Bjelica on Tuesday. … Earlier this season, Orlando snapped a 17-game losing streak against Cleveland. … Vogel burned some early timeouts to scold his players after they gave up six 3-pointers in the opening minutes. …Cavaliers: James will make his 14th straight All-Star start, one behind Kobe Bryant’s record. … James set a goal to play 82 games, and Lue said that’s a possibility although it’s expected the four-time MVP will be rested for the playoffs. “He has to understand that his health is most important and without that we can’t go very far,” Lue said. “We just have to be smart about it.”UP NEXTMagic: At Boston on Sunday.Cavaliers: Host Oklahoma City on Saturday. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH “No, I don’t,” said Thomas when asked if he knew what happened. “It was a lot of back and forth. I’m just glad we just came out with the win.”James committed six turnovers and went 2 of 8 from the free-throw line but closed in on 30,000 career points, Thomas scored 21 and came through in crunch time and the Cavs got their fourth win in 13 games.However, some of the same problems — defensive lapses, stagnant offense — that have plagued the Cavs for much of the season resurfaced in the second half, when Orlando outscored Cleveland 56-37.“Obviously we know we’ve been struggling as of late,” James said. “We’re just trying to figure out how we can put two halves together. Obviously we had a great first half on Monday (against Golden State), great first half today and the same result. So we’ve got to keep pushing, keep watching film and seeing ways we can be better.”James scored 16 and now needs 25 to become the seventh player in NBA history to reach 30,000. He’ll likely reach the plateau on Saturday when Cleveland hosts Oklahoma City.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Read Next The Cavs were rolling to a rare, easy win before they went cold from the outside and were outscored 33-17 in the third quarter by the Magic, who have dropped 17 of 19. Cleveland went 1 for 17 on 3-pointers in the second half.Payton scored 19 and Gordon 17 for Orlando, which felt a few calls should have gone their way in the final seconds.Thomas was sent to the line with 11 seconds left when referee Kane Fitzgerald called a foul on Orlando’s Shelvin Mack. Magic coach Frank Vogel felt Mack had tied up Thomas to force a jump ball.“I’m disappointed for our guys,” Vogel said. “I felt like they deserved the victory. We didn’t get the breaks down the stretch.”ROSE RETURNSCavs guard Derrick Rose returned after missing more than two months with ankle injuries and scored nine points in 13 minutes.Rose deepens Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue’s rotation and the former league MVP gives the Cavs another proven scorer.“I thought he looked pretty good,” James said. “For as long as he’s been out, can’t ask for much. He gave us everything he had. Defensively he was in tune, offensively he made some great moves.”CAPTAIN, MY CAPTAINBefore the game, James was chosen as one of the captains for this year’s All-Star game after receiving the most votes in balloting by fans, players and media. James will have first choice from a pool of selected players, which will include former Cavs teammate Kyrie Irving and players from Western Conference teams.James wouldn’t reveal his No. 1 pick, but made it clear he’s going to take his duties seriously.“I’m going to try to build the best team I can,” he said. “I don’t play fantasy anything. And I don’t trade guys onto teams when I play 2K or play the video games so this is different for me. But I know watching guys and loving their game and all that, if you had an opportunity to play with that guy, how special that would be.”TIP-INS MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View comments John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:31Go: Search for ‘perfect, honest man’ to lead PNP still on01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City San Sebastian victorious over CDSL to earn a spot in the Elite Eight Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues