FOLLOW US Last Updated: 11th August, 2020 10:22 IST Padres Edge Light-hitting Dodgers 2-1 On Hosmer’s RBI Single Eric Hosmer singled in the go-ahead run with two outs in the sixth inning, and the San Diego Padres beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 2-1 in the series opener Monday night COMMENT Associated Press Television News LIVE TV First Published: 11th August, 2020 10:22 IST SUBSCRIBE TO US WATCH US LIVE Written By Eric Hosmer singled in the go-ahead run with two outs in the sixth inning, and the San Diego Padres beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 2-1 in the series opener Monday night.Joc Pederson bobbled the ball on Hosmer’s hit to left and couldn’t attempt a throw as Trent Grisham scored from second after Dustin May (1-1) walked him, giving the Padres a 2-1 lead.Austin Hedges homered with two outs in the fifth to tie it at 1. It was Hedges’ third hit and first homer of the season and only the second home run given up by May.Emilio Pagán retired Mookie Betts, Cody Bellinger and Justin Turner in order in the eighth, and the Dodgers managed just four hits. Betts, Bellinger and Turner were 1 for 4 with a strikeout each. Los Angeles was 1 for 8 with runners in scoring position.Cal Quantrill (2-0) got the victory with three innings of relief. He allowed two hits and struck out three.Drew Pomeranz retired the side in the ninth for his third save.The Dodgers had runners on first and third with two outs in the seventh. Chris Taylor walked, took second on a groundout and went to third on a pickoff error by catcher Hedges. Pederson’s comebacker off Craig Stammen ricocheted into the glove of shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr., who stepped on second to end the inning.Los Angeles loaded the bases in the fourth, but Edwin Ríos lined into a double play to first with Taylor getting doubled off the bag to end the threat.The Dodgers led 1-0 on Bellinger’s RBI single on a two-strike swing in the first.May gave up two runs and five hits in six innings. He struck out two and walked two.San Diego’s Luis Perdomo made his first start since June 9, 2019, in place of Garrett Richards. The right-hander allowed one run and two hits in one inning, and walked one.TRAINER’S ROOMDodgers: RHP Joe Kelly went on the 10-day injured list with right shoulder inflammation retroactive to Sunday. … LHP Alex Wood (shoulder inflammation) threw a 30-pitch bullpen session Monday. He’ll toss a simulated game on Thursday. … SS Corey Seager continues to receive treatment and is moving around better since leaving a game last week with lower back discomfort. The team has not decided if he’ll go on the IL.KELLY’S HEARINGLess than two weeks ago, Kelly was suspended by MLB for eight games for throwing two pitches near the heads of Houston hitters. Manager Dave Roberts said the appeal hearing was Monday and he expects a ruling in the next few days. Any suspension would not begin until Kelly comes off the IL.BIG SWINGTatis swung so hard he fell down and his bat smacked him in the rear in the third inning. He ended up striking out swinging.UP NEXTPadres: RHP Richards (0-1, 4.60 ERA) had his scheduled start pushed back to Tuesday to give him extra rest.Dodgers: RHP Ross Stripling (3-0, 4.00) beat the Padres in San Diego last week. He struck out seven in 5 2/3 innings.Image credits: AP
Fifteen years old this month, the Hubble Space Telescope showed off new images of the Whirlpool Galaxy and Eagle Nebula (see ESA press release). Engineers at JPL who built the WFPC-2 (Wide Field and Planetary Camera), the camera that took most of those famous images that adorn our walls and calendars, took great satisfaction today during a slide show of famous images and astronomical discoveries that Hubble has beamed to earth. Though built under time pressure and political pressure to save the Hubble from its original optical flaws, WFPC-2 was installed during a risky shuttle rescue operation right as planned, and has worked perfectly for 15 years – longer than any other part of the telescope. Though Hubble usually takes the spotlight because its vision is like ours, two other space telescopes are filling in knowledge about the wings of the optical spectrum: Spitzer in the infrared, and GALEX in the ultraviolet.Hubble is a great American success story that deserves far more press coverage than the usual daily retinue of crime stories and celebrity trials. HST has brought us not only knowledge and science, but art. Take this occasion to tour the Hubble Site and feast your eyes on things Galileo could not have dreamt of. Congratulations to all the Hubble team: the universe will never be the same in our eyes thanks to this wonderful true story of intelligent design. PS: [email protected] reported the possibility that some stars may have planets made of diamond. Tell that to your kid after she sings Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, and see if you can get a big-eyed Wow.(Visited 5 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
Brand South Africa CEO Miller Matola has joined the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) in encouraging South Africans to register to vote in South Africa’s fifth democratic elections in 2014. The first voter registration drive is scheduled for 9-10 November.IEC Voter Registration stations will be open from 8am-5pm on Saturday and Sunday 9 and 10 November 2013Speaking from Johannesburg, Matola said, “As we are called upon to register to vote ahead of the 2014 general elections, I am reminded of the words of Sweden’s former Foreign Minister Jan Eliasson who said in 2006, ‘Acting for democracy is acting for peace and security… The only way democracy will prove itself is through a living relationship between peoples and their governments based on trust, accountability and the determination to deliver practical results.’”“As South Africans prepare to commemorate 20 years of democracy in 2014, we can celebrate the strength of our democracy which is attested to by freedom of choice, expression and movement and regular democratic, free and fair elections. “We must intensify this living relationship between government and citizens through an even more active citizenship for which the National Development Plan also calls. We must register to vote in the forthcoming elections and go to the ballot boxes to express our choices through the ballot box. “Young and old are encouraged to participate in this vital expression of a nation’s democracy,” said MatolaIEC Voter Registration stations will be open from 8am-5pm on Saturday and Sunday 9 and 10 November 2013. South Africans can also check the status of their registration by smsing their ID numbers to 32810.
Set up in 1987, the Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar (XIMB) owes its origin to a social contract between the Government of Odisha and the Odisha Jesuit Society. To this effect, the institute not only imparts management education but also works with various socio-economic development projects in collaboration with international,Set up in 1987, the Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar (XIMB) owes its origin to a social contract between the Government of Odisha and the Odisha Jesuit Society. To this effect, the institute not only imparts management education but also works with various socio-economic development projects in collaboration with international agencies and the Government.”The uniqueness of our institute is the pervasiveness of Jesuit values in all our work and actions, the predominance of collegial culture that encourages questioning and debates and the free and fair exchange of ideas,” explains Father Paul Fernandes, vice chancellor of Xavier University and director of XIMB. “These deep rooted cultures and values percolate down to the students who come from diverse educational and social backgrounds, having varied academic and industry experience. Our ultimate goal is to help our students to understand the true meaning of compassion, caring for others and at the same time spread the entrepreneurial spirit,” he adds.Last year XIMB set up the Xavier University (XUB). Located on a sprawling campus at Kurki, XUB has started offering management programmes using the latest in infrastructure and technology. The six programmes include postgraduate degree in business management (MBA), postgraduate degree in human resource management (MBA- HRM), postgraduate Community development, international exchanges and social entrepreneurship are just some of the highlights of campus life at the Xavier Institute of Management in Bhubaneswar. By Sonali Acharjee degree in rural management (MBA- RM), part-time MBA, doctoral programme in management (ph.D) and the MBA in global management. The courses offered under each programme are of two types – core courses and elective courses.”We want to offer courses that cater to the emerging needs of the society and business – the content and delivery is updated regularly in consultation with experts from academics and industry,” says Fernandes. Interestingly, despite the job slowdown in the country, the institute achieved 100 per cent placement for students in MBA, MBA- HRM and MBA-RM in the last year. XIMB is also one of the few campuses in India where the Mahindra Group conducts their annual summer internship and placement event ‘war room’. “We have developed an extensive international network for collaboration with many international business schools. There are also over a dozen students’ societies in the field of academic, culture and sports. These societies are completely managed by students thus giving them the chance to learn beyond class rooms and to hone their soft skills,” explains Fernandes. For those interested in research and writing, the institute also publishes several noted journals that include Vilakshan, International Journal of Development and Social Research (IJDSR), Journal of Case Research, Journal of Research Practice and the Research World.advertisementCurrently the total number of students enrolled under various programmes at XIMB, XUB is around 1,090. This includes 140 rural management students, 145 human resource management students, 600 MBA students, 96 in the executive MBA course, 35 doctoral students and 14 Global MBA students. Additionally there are around 60 students in the school of commerce. “As part of our commitment to the development and growth of Odisha, conscious effort is always made to have about fifty percent of the students from the domicile of the State,” emphasises Fernandes.The institute is also home to a number of specialised centres which include the Center for Case Research, Entrepreneurship Development Center (EDC), Center for Resettlement, Rehabilitation and Corporate Social Responsibility (CRRCSR), Incubation Center. “Our social venture incubator aims to accelerate the successful development of social ventures through an array of business support resources and services. The incubator defines a social venture as a venture which focuses on achieving social change. It may or may not be a for-profit venture,” says Fernandes. Some of the social ventures aided by the incubator include Grassroutes (rural and tribal tourism venture); Dhriti (working with rural entrepreneurship); Milkmantra (a part of the country’s white revolution); Earth 360 ecoventures (pioneer in value-added millet products); Onergy (providing energy solutions to grid villages) and Wondergrass (aims to harness the potential of bamboo products).On the other hand, the EDC works to support institutions that are working in the development sector including NGOs and other agencies in the state. The cell provides expertise through consultancy and training programmes,. It also helps the institutions in the implementation of various developmental schemes in the field.In the last few years the institute has also been successful in securing several accreditations that include the SAQS Accreditation by the Association of Management Development Institutions in south Asia (AMDISA) and the NBA Accreditation by the National Board of Accreditation. The institute is currently in the process of obtaining recognition by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) as well. Whether it’s the beautiful campus, unique extra-curricular activities or simply the idea of being a part of an institute that remains committed towards fair student development, XIMB is quickly becoming a favourite with management students across the country.advertisement
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd boss Mourinho: Our best hope is fourthby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United boss Jose Mourinho says a top four finish is the best they can hope for this season.United are reeling after their 3-1 defeat at Liverpool.Mourinho said afterwards, “We can still finish fourth. “It’s not easy, but for sure we are going to finish in the top six like all the other historically top teams but the best we can get is the fourth position. Right now we need to look to fifth and probably later we can look to the fourth.”
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Bournemouth manager Howe defends team selection for Burton Albionby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBournemouth boss Eddie Howe has defended his team selection for Wednesday’s shock loss to Burton Albion that ended their Carabao Cup run.The League One side collected a 2-0 victory in a match which saw the stadium floodlights turn off three times.Howe made 10 changes from Friday’s win over Southampton, but believes the Cherries should’ve still got the victory.He said: “I see it as an opportunity missed every game you don’t fulfil your potential and play the way you want to.”It’s desperately disappointing, we are kicking ourselves – we know we are a lot better than that. it didn’t really show in the match.”I think we lacked everything. We lacked quality on the ball, we lacked intensity off the ball, we lacked our usual swagger. Certainly, we will have a lot of reflection.”I need to go away, watch the game and pick the bones out of it.”
EDMONTON – Nexen Energy is facing workplace charges following the deaths of two oilsands workers in northern Alberta.The men had been doing maintenance work in a hydrogen compressor building at the company’s Long Lake upgrader near Anzac on Jan. 15, 2016, when there was an explosion.Drew Foster, 52, of Niagara Falls, Ont., was pronounced dead at the scene and David Williams, 30, of Scotchtown, N.S., later died in hospital.Nexen Energy (TSX:NXY), a Calgary-based subsidiary of Chinese oil giant CNOOC Ltd., has been charged with eight offences.Some of the charges relate to ensuring a compressor was properly serviced and that staff in charge of the machine had read its operating manual and safety rules.Nicole Appleton with Alberta Labour says the company is to appear in Fort McMurray provincial court Feb. 14.
FORT NELSON, B.C. — Public Services and Procurement Minister Carla Qualtrough announced this morning that the federal government has awarded a contract for the maintenance of an 835-kilometre section of the Alaska Highway north of Fort St. John to the B.C./Yukon border.Qualtrough said the five-year maintenance contract has been awarded to Terrace-based White Bear Industries Ltd., for a total of $79.8 million. White Bear will be responsible for maintaining the 835-kilometre stretch of road north of the Mile 83 marker on the highway.The B.C. government is responsible for maintaining the first 133 kilometres of the highway, which is currently contracted out to Caribou Road Services and YRB North Peace. The remaining section in B.C. from the Mile 83 marker north of Fort St. John to the B.C./Yukon border is the responsibility of the federal government, while the Yukon government maintains the rest of the Canadian portion of the road. The Alaska Highway is 2,450 kilometres in length, stretching from Dawson Creek to Delta Junction, Alaska.“The maintenance of the Alaska Highway is key to the economic prosperity of the northern part of this region,” said Qualtrough. “The work resulting from this contract will make the highway safe for travellers and will ensure local communities get sustainable, safe and reliable infrastructure assets that will contribute directly to their quality of life.”
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – B.C. Teachers’ Federation President, Teri Mooring, was in Fort St. John on Saturday, September 7, as part of a northern tour to discuss with local Teacher Associations about the on-going negotiations.Mooring says the Federation had negotiated with the Province during the summer and were hoping to get a deal before the school year but were unable to do so as the mediator made the decision to recess talks in order for both sides to consider their positions before resuming talks on September 23.“We negotiated for 14 days in the summer and we were really hoping to get a deal before school started… unfortunately, we weren’t able to do that and the mediator decided that at the end of August, we were wanting to bargain the long weekend of September, he determined that it wasn’t likely we would get a deal in that time and so he recessed talks and asked both parties to consider their positions and then meet back on September 23.” According to Mooring, the biggest concern the BCTF is currently facing is teacher recruitment and retention, along with finding qualified teachers to fill positions.Mooring says the problem is not unique to Fort St. John but is Province-wide and is due to the low incentive that is being offered to prospective teachers.The B.C.’s teaching salary, according to Mooring, is the second-lowest in Canada, and the lowest when compared to the other Western Provinces.Mooring says the Federation will continue to bargain for improvements to the salary, negotiate a labour market adjustment, and improve student learning conditions.
Hindsight is perhaps the biggest source of ascertaining credibility. This statement makes all the more sense in election times. A retrospect of Modi’s term justifies his candidature more than his promises for the future. The choice of bringing him to power, once again, largely rests on how India perceives his tenure at the helm. Were they what we expected, short of that, or more? Governance itched with ambitious welfare schemes and marred by controversies serves well in decisive matters such as the upcoming general mandate. A plethora of major welfare schemes aimed at the development of crucial infrastructure areas was initiated in the five years with ambitious targets. And, while that shaped Modi’s report card a certain way, there were controversies which blemished it. 2.84 crore homes connected to electricity grid through Saubhagya Scheme with the government claiming that 25 states have electrified all households. As per the government’s claim, the promise of electrification – an essential 21st-century infrastructure – has ‘largely’ been fulfilled. On the ground, reports may speak otherwise but even those have been timely justified by the dispensation. However, the claims of 100 per cent electrification are rather dubious owing to how they are based on slashed targets. The target fell by 81 per cent from 1.98 crore households in April 2018 to 74.4 lakh households by December 2018 in Uttar Pradesh, which is a small instance to elucidate the slashed targets. But, significant strides were indeed made to expand electricity’s outreach. Though, providing a connection is one thing and ensuring quality electricity is another with the latter being an uphill task with inconsistencies arising as far as the distribution companies are concerned. Apart from electricity, affordable housing features significantly in the infrastructure provision debate. The current dispensation announced in 2015 that by 2022, every Indian would have a brick and cement house with gas, water, electricity, and a toilet. Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, which provides subsidies for building low-cost houses in both rural and urban areas, was the key to that announcement. However, slow progress in construction of houses both in urban as well as rural areas threatens to make that announcement hollow. Out of the goal to build 1 crore houses by March 2019, only 69 lakh houses have been constructed, and out of 68.5 lakh houses sanctioned in urban areas, only 18 per cent of those have been actually built. What devalues slow progress is false claims as urban affairs minister Hardeep Singh Puri claimed in September that 50 per cent of the target had been met in urban areas. Also Read – A compounding difficulty Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana was launched to expand crop insurance – a vital agrarian issue – coverage in India. The government, while attributing the decline in coverage to an overall decline in institutional credit, acknowledged that numbers did not augur well in this. Even with compulsory sign-ups through institutional credit, coverage among loanee farmers declined by 20 per cent from 2016-17 to 2017-18, as per the Lok Sabha reply. Farmers have been unhappy and they expressed their discontent mood well in the recent state assembly elections. And, not just farmers but the educated class is also unhappy. In the predominant promises of BJP during 2014 polls, the creation of jobs attracted great attention. Condemning UPA for “ten years of jobless growth”, BJP looked all set to reverse this regressiveness. However, five years later we found out that India’s unemployment rate (for 2017-18) as per an official survey rose to its highest level in 40 years. Not just failing but concealing was the order of the day since the government withheld the release of the survey and subsequently, two members of the National Statistical Commission resigned. More than 10 million jobs were lost between Decembers of 2017 and 2018 as per a survey by CMIE. The government rallied around the Employees Provident Fund and the MUDRA scheme which are directed at improving the job situation but the gross picture, again, did not augur well for the country. The number of bank accounts doubled between 2014 and 2018 owing to the Jan Dhan Yojna. The Modi government only facilitated an enormous rise in bank accounts as the number of zero-balance bank accounts saw a massive increase in the initial year but more than half of those did not have any balance in March 2015. Experts opined on how there was no increase in the institutional credit in rural India. Financial inclusion has definitely been increased but without any gross advantage as such. Under the massive cleanliness drive initiated, the Modi government claimed to have constructed 9.2 crore toilets. It declared 5.5 lakh villages and 28 of India’s 36 states and Union Territories had become open defecation free (ODF). However, independent surveys contradict this claim. NFHS surveyors found that more than half of rural households defecated in the open. Even in states and districts which had been declared ODF by then, the surveyors found high levels of open defecation. There are more schemes that feature a ‘however’ following an ambitious promise or claim. For one, the Modi regime has spread its wings to cover all the infrastructure promises and welfare schemes. But discrepancies and lacunae evident upon insight into those steal the admiration. Of course, the Centre can have the benefit of the doubt that the five-year term is not enough to provide comprehensive development and the progress made justifies to some extent to their manifesto promises back in 2014. Taking into account how the promises have been delivered, and with respect to efficiency, there should be better identification of obstacles, and consequently, a more rational promise made to at least allow complete credibility instead of just a part of it.