Utah Baseball Falls to No. 2 Stanford, 25-5

first_imgMay 5, 2018 /Sports News – Local Utah Baseball Falls to No. 2 Stanford, 25-5 Robert Lovell Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY – The Utah baseball team dropped its second game to No. 2 Stanford, 25-5 on Saturday afternoon.Stanford put up 10 runs in the fifth inning, five in the sixth inning and six in the seventh inning.DaShawn Keirsey Jr., Rykker Tom, Oliver Dunn and Shea Kramer each had two hits for the Utes. Kramer also had two RBI while Tom, Braden DeBenedictis and Davis Delorefice also drove in runs. The Utes had 14 hits on the day.Utah scored three runs in the seventh inning. Keirsey hit a one-out double to center and scored on Tom’s RBI single. Pinch-hitter Isaac Cruz singled and Chandler Anderson walked to load the bases. DeBenedictis sent home a run on a sacrifice fly and Delorefice hit a single to score another run for the Utes.The Utes added two runs in the bottom of the ninth with DeBenedictis and Dominic Foscalina each drawing walks while Matt Richardson singled with two outs to load the bases. Kramer had the big hit of the inning with a two-RBI single.The Utes used four pitchers, the most successful who was Spencer Johnson, who allowed two runs on four hits with a strikeout and a walk. Josh Tedeschi earned the loss in the start, striking out four over his four innings while Jacob Rebar and Austin Moore also made appearances.Utah and Stanford play game three of the series on Sunday, May 6, at 11:30 a.m. at Smith’s Ballpark. Tags: Baseball/Pac 12/Utah Uteslast_img read more

David Ortiz undergoes second surgery in Boston after Dominican Republic shooting

first_img Written by Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailMaddie Meyer/Getty Images(BOSTON) — Retired Red Sox icon David Ortiz underwent a second surgery at a Boston hospital for injuries suffered when he was shot in the back Sunday night at a bar in the Dominican Republic in what appeared to be a targeted ambush attack, the former baseball player’s wife said in a statement Tuesday.“David arrived at Massachusetts General Hospital last night and underwent a successful second surgery. He is stable, awake, and resting comfortably this morning in the ICU where he is expected to remain for the next several days,” Ortiz’s wife, Tiffany Ortiz, said in a statement.Ortiz, 43, had been airlifted to Boston Monday night on a medical air ambulance chartered by the Red Sox. He first underwent surgery at a hospital in the Dominican Republic, where “Big Papi” was born and raised.Tiffany Ortiz thanked the Red Sox owner, John Henry, and his wife, Linda, and the team’s management for rallying around her husband. She also expressed appreciation to Dr. Larry Ronan and his staff at Massachusetts General for caring for Ortiz.“Lastly, I want to thank everyone for the outpouring of support and love that we have received during this incredible difficult time,” her statement reads. “We ask for privacy as David works towards recovery.”Shortly after he was shot, Ortiz was taken to Abel Gonzalez Center for Advanced Medicine in Santo Domingo, where he underwent his first surgery. Ortiz’s father told reporters the bullet entered his son’s back and exited through his abdomen.Dr. Abel Gonzalez, who performed the surgery, said part of Ortiz’s intestines and liver were removed.The shooting unfolded Sunday night at the Dial Bar and Lounge, a nightclub in Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic.Security camera footage acquired by ABC News shows the gunman coming up behind Ortiz and opening fire at close range. The footage shows people scattering after gunfire erupted and Ortiz, who had been sitting at the outdoor bar, appear to grab his side and then collapse.A man who allegedly confessed to playing a role in the shooting was identified by police as 25-year-old Eddy Feliz Garcia.Garcia reportedly confessed to being involved in the shooting, according to Frank Félix Duran, a spokesman for the Dominican Republic National Police. Duran declined to elaborate on what the suspect told the police, or if he was the man seen in the video pulling the trigger.Police are searching for a second suspect.Garcia apparently tried to flee the nightclub after the shooting, but onlookers immediately stopped and attacked him before he was turned over to police and taken to a hospital for treatment. He was released into police custody and has yet to be charged in connection with the shooting.On Monday night at Boston’s Fenway Park, the Red Sox and the team’s fans made it clear that their beloved “Big Papi” was in their thoughts and prayers.Prior to the start of the Red Sox game, a moment of reflection was held for Ortiz, a 10-time All-Star and a member of three Red Sox World Series championship teams. A message reading “We send our love to David Ortiz” was flashed on one of the ballpark’s scoreboards.Fans held up letters spelling out Ortiz’s name, and many showed up at the game wearing his No. 34 jersey.“They talk about superheroes without capes and he’s a superhero without a cape,” Red Sox manager Alex Cora, who a former teammate of Ortiz’s in Boston, said during a pregame news conference.Another one of Ortiz’s former Red Sox teammates, Hall of Fame pitcher Pedro Martinez, who also hails from the Dominican Republic, broke down in tears while talking about Ortiz on Monday night during a broadcast on the MLB Network.“I don’t have enough words to describe who David is, what David means to baseball,” Martinez said on air. “But I’m so disappointed to know that someone like David, who saved so many lives, can have someone after his life. And I’m sorry. I’m sorry. But it hurts me. It hurts me.“I just can’t take it,” Martinez added. “I’m here sitting with you guys and I’m trying to have fun, but my heart is with David, with his family, with everybody that cares about David. Because just one coward out there that wanted to do that to someone that didn’t deserve it.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.center_img June 11, 2019 /Sports News – National David Ortiz undergoes second surgery in Boston after Dominican Republic shootinglast_img read more

IS IT TRUE NOVEMBER 8, 2018

first_imgIS IT TRUE  we have been informed that the Governor recently appointed another Vectren Executive to serve on the USI Board of Trustees?  …that there are now two (2) Vectren employees currently serving on this prestigious board? … it’s obvious that the Governor feels that Vectren Executives have a “patent on brains”?IS IT TRUE we are hearing that some Republicans are looking for ways to stymy County Commissioner Ben Shoulders political agenda because they’re afraid that he might run for Mayor of Evansville?  …we feel that they will be fool hearted to consider such a move?IS IT TRUE we are hearing that a group of Evansville taxpayers is starting to put together a detailed Freedom Of Information Request concerning how much the City, VenueWorks, Vanderburgh County Building Commission, the Evansville Redevelopment Commission and the Evansville DMD donated to help subsidized the Evansville Thunderbolts Hockey team since they started playing at the Ford Center?  …we are told that they will begin requesting this information right after all the candidates announce their intentions to run for City Council in 2019?IS IT TRUE  that yesterday we posted the following statement in our “IS IT TRUE” section? … we said; “we also urge that you pay special attention to the EVSC school board races?  …we hear that the individuals running against the incumbent members of the school board are poised to give them a run for their money”?  …”we are told that its possible that the make-up of the 2019 school board could have at least two new (2) members”?  …it looks like our projection was spot on?IS IT TRUE we now predict that the era of the Superintendent of EVSC schools always getting his way with the school board members will come to an end starting on January 1 of 2019?IS IT TRUE that that last year a well-known website called Niche.com that tracks the cost of living across the United States has just named the Indiana cities of Fort Wayne, Evansville, and South Bend as the cheapest places in the country to live?…the City-County Observer is confident that no one who contributed to this article has ever faced a utility bill from Vectren with respect to local earnings or an ever increasing (unreasonable) bill from the City of Evansville Sewer and Water Utility?…when digging an inch below the surface one finds that Niche.com only considers housing, food, fuel, and property taxes?…property taxes are by definition 1% of the market value of the house so cheap houses means low taxes?…with the always under attack HOMESTEAD TAX CREDIT there are some homeowners who pay nearly no property taxes at all?…fuel may be cheap in Evansville but it is always cheaper across the money saving bridge in Kentucky or down at Marina Point?…food is and always has been reasonably priced in Evansville but part of that is because locals tend not to be willing to pay for designer brands and have an appetite for very inexpensive fast food from a drive up window? …Niche also excluded the cost of healthcare which is quite high due to the high levels of obesity, smoking, sedentary living and abuse of alcohol?…while Evansville is not even close to the cost of places like San Francisco, it is far from the cheapest place in the United States?Today’s “Readers Poll” question is; Do you feel that the Vanderburgh County Drug Testing contracts should be put out to competitive bidding? EDITOR’S FOOTNOTE:  Any comments posted in this column do not represent the views or opinions of the City-County Observer or our advertisers.City-County Observer Comment Policy. Be kind to people. No personal attacks or harassment will not be tolerated and shall be removed from our site. We hope that today’s “IS IT TRUE” will provoke honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we, as responsible citizens of this community, need to address in a rational and responsible way?”IS IT TRUE  that Jeff Flake (R) voted with Trump 84% of the time and Susan Collins (R)  voted with Trump 78% of the time? ….that Bernie Sanders (I) voted with the President only 11% of the time and Elizabeth Warren (D) voted with the President only 10% of the time?IS IT TRUE we predict that starting on January 1, 2019, the Vanderburgh County Commissioners will become a non-partisan group of like-minded individuals that will begin to make well thought out decision based on “Good Policy Policy”?  …we are extremely excited that three (3) extremely talented individuals will be working hand-in-hand in order to take Vanderburgh County into the remainder of the 21st Century?  …we predict that County Commissioners Cheryl Musgrave, Ben Shoulders, and Jeff Hatfield are going to make us extremely glad that we elected them as the “THREE MAYORS OF VANDERBURGH COUNTY”?IS IT TRUE  that Vanderburgh County Prosecutor Nick Hermann has awarded ABK Tracking, Inc.a non-competitive drug testing contract ever since he has been in office? …we’ve been told that this contract is financially lucrative?  …we hope that members of the Vanderburgh County Council with have the political guts to required County Prosecutor Nick Hermann to put out the 2019 drug testing contract for competitive bids? FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare We understand that sometimes people don’t always agree and discussions may become a little heated.  The use of offensive language, insults against commenters will not be tolerated and will be removed from our site.center_img If you would like to advertise in the CCO please contact us City-County [email protected] IS IT TRUE we respectfully suggest that members of City Council Councilman take the bull by the horns and create an ordinance giving the Evansville City Council full authority to re-organize the make-up of the current ECHO Housing Board of Directors?  …we hope by doing so this will allow Council members to appoint new ECHO Board members that will be good stewards of the public trust? Please take time and read our newest feature articles entitled “LAW ENFORCEMENT, READERS POLL, BIRTHDAYS, HOT JOBS” and “LOCAL SPORTS” posted in our sections.  You now are able to subscribe to get the CCO daily.last_img read more

OBSTACLES OVERCOME

first_img1 / 2    2 / 2  ❮ ❯ ×  1 / 2    2 / 2  ❮ ❯ Pictured is Mark (top) and Angelica (bottom) of the Division of Recreation Special Needs Sports Program with their medals after finishing the Youth City Challenge Obstacle Course!last_img

Longer use of pain relievers tied to hearing loss in women

first_imgAs many as two-thirds of women in the United States over the age of 60 have some degree of hearing loss. Using data from the Nurses’ Health Study, a team led by researchers from Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) has found evidence that the duration of use of over-the-counter medications for pain relief, including ibuprofen or acetaminophen, is associated with higher risk of hearing loss. The new study, published today in the American Journal of Epidemiology, adds to a growing body of evidence linking the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) or acetaminophen with loss of hearing, although the exact mechanism at play remains unknown.“Hearing loss is extremely common in the United States and can have a profound impact on quality of life,” said senior author Gary Curhan, a physician in the Channing Division of Network Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. “Finding modifiable risk factors could help us identify ways to lower risk before hearing loss begins and slow progression in those with hearing loss.”The research team examined data from more than 54,000 women between the ages of 48 and 73 enrolled in the Nurses’ Health Study. They analyzed information on their use of aspirin, ibuprofen, and acetaminophen, as well as self-reported hearing loss.Longer duration of ibuprofen or acetaminophen use was associated with higher risk of hearing loss. The team did not find a significant association between hearing loss and duration of usual-dose aspirin use. (Hearing loss is an established side effect of high dosages of aspirin, but such doses have become uncommon over the last two decades.)“Although the magnitude of higher risk of hearing loss with analgesic use was modest, given how commonly these medications are used, even a small increase in risk could have important health implications. Assuming causality, this would mean that approximately 16.2 percent of hearing loss occurring in these women could be due to ibuprofen or acetaminophen use,” said Curhan.The study’s authors note that the National Institutes of Health data are limited to mostly older, white women and that further investigation in larger groups and among other populations will be important to understand the connection between hearing loss and pain reliever use. The team has previously published findings that indicate that higher frequency use of NSAIDs and acetaminophen are associated with higher risk of hearing loss in men and younger women.This work was supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health.last_img read more

Twincraft Continues Their Commitment to Minimize Environmental Impact

first_imgTwincraft Continues Their Commitment to Minimize Environmental ImpactWINOOSKI, VT – Twincraft Soap invested over $20,000 to replace the manufacturing facilities’ metal halide fixtures and older technology fluorescent fixtures with energy-efficient high performance fluorescent fixtures and lamps. The investment will save Twincraft an estimated $10,000 per year in electricity costs.”This is definitely a worthwhile investment,” said Brian Towle, Senior Maintenance and Engineering Manager. “It was clear from the start this investment would pay itself off in the next few years. More importantly, we’re continuing down the path we started on over a year ago in terms of looking for ways to operate more efficiently and with less environmental impact.”In order to more fully drive the point home, Twincraft will be “celebrating” the company’s new lighting by combining efforts with Efficiency Vermont. On June 19th, representatives from Efficiency Vermont will be at Twincraft passing out literature with energy saving tips for the home. They will also have energy-efficient compact fluorescents (CFLs) available at a discounted price. Twincraft will match each employee’s purchase with an additional free bulb.”Twincraft is a model. They’re showing their employees that with an initial investment, they too can save energy, have less environmental impact and even better-see a return on that investment,” said Rick Thibodeau, Efficiency Vermont Account Manager. “This is the perfect time to educate Twincraft employees. By replacing a regular bulb with a CFL, the average household saves $42 over the lifetime of the bulb in electricity and maintenance.”With consultative and economic assistance from Efficiency Vermont, Twincraft has been able to reduce their yearly energy consumption by 3.7%, saving over a quarter of a million kilowatt hours per year and a net reduction of over 163,000 lbs of greenhouse gas emissions. This was accomplished by modifying existing production equipment with higher efficiency motors, installing new pump controls, implementing fans with programmable thermostats, and installing energy-efficient lighting technologies with occupancy sensors.”Efficiency Vermont has been a great partner. They have helped us realize potential cost savings in a number of areas,” said Peter Asch, President/CEO of Twincraft. “Their financial incentives certainly make a number of these initiatives attainable, and they helped us tremendously in calculating the return on investment as well.”Twincraft Soap is a world-class private label soap manufacturer. The company produces quality and innovative specialty bar soap products for a diverse customer base. Twincraft has been in operation since 1971 and has facilities in Winooski and Essex, Vermont. Twincraft employs 230 people.###last_img read more

Draft EU rules would prevent gas-fired power plants from being labeled as ‘sustainable’

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters:Power plants fueled by natural gas will not be classed as a sustainable investment in Europe, unless they meet an emissions limit that none currently comply with, according to draft European Union regulations seen by Reuters.The landmark EU rules, due to be finalised this year, will force providers of financial products to disclose from the end of 2021 which investments meet climate criteria, and can therefore be marketed as “sustainable”.The aim is to steer billions of euros in much-needed private funding into low-carbon projects to help the EU hit ambitious climate goals, and limit so-called greenwashing by stopping the labelling of investments that do not meet the criteria as “green”.The draft rules say that to be classed as a sustainable investment – one that makes a “substantial” contribution to curbing climate change – gas power plants must not produce more than 100 grams of CO2 equivalent per kilowatt hour.Even Europe’s most efficient gas plants produce more than three times this limit, according to estimates by industry and independent climate think tank Ember.The rules would not ban companies from investing in projects that don’t meet the EU’s “sustainable” criteria, but industry groups have warned that excluding gas plants could mean they will struggle to raise finance – even for investments to reduce emissions. The EU rules use a tighter emissions limit than the 250g of CO2 per kwh threshold used by the European Investment Bank to screen investments. The EIB will stop financing unabated fossil fuel projects by end-2021.[Kate Abnett and Simon Jessop]More: EU set to deny gas power plants a green investment label: draft Draft EU rules would prevent gas-fired power plants from being labeled as ‘sustainable’last_img read more

What are the benefits of tracking recurring payments?

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » Tracking spending, especially recurring spending, can influence people to better manage their finances. Banks and credit unions have the unique opportunity in this arena to help their customers achieve financial health.And they should.We’ll cover why people should track their recurring payments. Then, we’ll discuss why your financial institution should help them.Recurring Payments Add UpThe state of the American economy isn’t as rosy for blue collar workers as it is for the investing class. In fact, most Americans have less than $1,000 in savings.last_img read more

Wolves 2-1 Manchester United: 10-man Reds hand top four advantage to Arsenal and Spurs

first_imgOle Gunnar Solskjaer tasted defeat in the Premier League for a second time (Picture: Getty)Wolves came from behind to put a serious dent in Manchester United’s top four hopes with a 2-1 win at Molineux.Scott McTominay gave the visitors the lead when he drilled a fine effort in from 25 yards in what was his first goal for the club.Jesse Lingard and Romelu Lukaku missed golden chances to double United’s lead but were denied at point-blank range by Rui Patricio.Wolves’ equaliser came when Fred was dispossessed midway through his own half after 25 minutes played and Raul Jiminez slipped in Jota to fire past David De Gea.ADVERTISEMENTThe hosts controlled the rest of the half but the two teams were level at the interval. United rediscovered their intensity after the break but Ashley Young’s second yellow reduced the visitors to ten men with half an hour to play. Sean KearnsTuesday 2 Apr 2019 9:41 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link726Shares Wolves 2-1 Manchester United: 10-man Reds hand top four advantage to Arsenal and Spurs Advertisement McTominay scored United’s opener (Picture: Getty)center_img Smalling put one in his own net (Picture: Getty)Wolves were happy to sit back and hit United on the counter-attack and they found a winner thanks to a huge slice of luck 15 minutes from time.AdvertisementAdvertisementLeander Dendoncker connected with a cross into the box and confusion between De Gea and Chris Smalling led to the defender scoring an unfortunate own goal.It means United miss the opportunity to leapfrog Arsenal and Spurs into third and are now outsiders for the top four.MORE: Luke Shaw suspended for Manchester United’s next two Premier League matches after tenth yellow card Advertisement Commentlast_img read more

Out of towners are loving our country lifestyle

first_imgA flat, lush and fertile block in one of Brisbane’s most beautiful rural-residential suburbs.“The people lived in that shed while they built the house,” Mr Flanigan said.The sellers were originally from Western Australia, and the buyers are a retired New South Wales couple keen to take over the homestead and start growing their own produce in the lush soils.Mr Flanigan said Brisbane’s rural residential property sales have been tracking nicely of late.“The market has been really good. We’ve always got people relocating from interstate that are looking for that country lifestyle and we’re still close enough to drive to Brisbane” he said. 2 Brady Street, Dayboro is “ … the best house I’ve seen in Dayboro,” according to its selling agent.There’s something about Dayboro’s rolling hills and broad green expanses that goes beyond local appeal.It’s also striking when someone has built a beautiful new home on one of these lush allotments to create a picture-perfect setting.It’s this sort of green-change scenario that resulted in the sale of 2 Brady Rd, Dayboro on 11th May for $940,000.With 23 years in the business, Michael Flanigan, principal at ME Property Sales, was glowing in his assessment too.“In my opinion, it’s the best house I’ve seen in Dayboro,” he said.The four-bedroom, three-bathroom home has 460sq m of floor space with a crisp, clean colour pallet and a northerly aspect to catch the country sun.The internal finish is high-end too, and with three additional living spaces plus a study, there’s plenty to discover.More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019The finishes are definitely high-endMr Flanigan said the house could also be adapted for dual living, which is great for teenagers, visitors or elderly relatives.The 6005sq m block of land is cleared and flat and the detached shed is fitted out with bathroom and kitchen facilities.last_img read more