“Rounding the Bases” in Orioles’ 4-2 loss to Boston

first_imgWhat went wrong in the Orioles’ 4-2 defeat to the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday night?In trying to identify the top three losing factors with the addition of home plate for any not-so-honorable mentions and other notes, we go around the bases after the eighth game of the 2016 season.1st — The Orioles had their chances against Red Sox starter Joe Kelly in the early going and left nine men on base in the first five innings. They managed seven hits and five walks against the right-hander through five, but a two-run shot by Chris Davis was Baltimore’s only scoring for the night. Regardless of who’s pitching for your side, scoring two runs isn’t going to be a good recipe to win.2nd — You can get the good Ubaldo Jimenez or the really bad one, but Wednesday brought the dentist-chair version as the right-hander threw 47 pitches through two innings, 70 pitches through three, and 90 pitches through four innings at chilly Fenway Park. Jimenez couldn’t command his slider or splitter and walked four batters while giving up six hits and four earned runs. The results probably would have been worse if not for a couple nifty double plays turned by his infield defense.3rd — You’re never supposed to make the first or third out at third base, but the Orioles did both over the course of Wednesday’s game. First, it was J.J. Hardy being thrown out trying to stretch a leadoff double to right-center into a triple in the second inning. You could forgive the aggressiveness more if not for the fact that Kelly was already struggling with his control and you know the shortstop doesn’t run well. However, that miscue was trumped by Manny Machado getting thrown out trying to steal third base with two outs in the sixth and Davis at the plate as the possible tying run. The 23-year-old is a phenomenal player and had three hits on the night, but that was bad baseball.Home — Joey Rickard saw his seven-game hitting streak snapped to begin his major league career and grounded out with the bases loaded in the second, hacking away at both pitches he saw after Kelly had walked two hitters in the inning. … After their first seven homers of the season were all solo shots, the last seven long balls the Orioles have hit have come with men on base. … Baltimore continued its streak of having at least eight hits in each of the first eight games to begin a season, a club record. … Tyler Wilson pitched for the first time since Opening Day, notching three shutout innings to save the rest of the bullpen. … Chris Tillman goes to the hill on Thursday night to begin a four-game set against the Texas Rangers in Arlington and will be opposed by lefty ace Cole Hamels.last_img read more

Everton ‘beat Man City and Liverpool’ to signing of Brazilian midfielder

first_img latest The FA’s Head of On-Field Discipline Tarik Shamel on new rules and law changes in the Premier LeagueKean is said to have chosen Everton due to fears he would not be provided with regular game time at the north London club.Marco Silva reportedly intends to make Kean a key figure in his plans for the forthcoming campaign, while at the Emirates the 19-year-old would have to compete with Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for minutes. Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Liverpool update ‘Champions Wall’ after ending 2019 as European and world champions Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas targets Meanwhile, Everton are close to securing £37m deal for Juventus striker Moise Kean.The youngster is set to undergo a medical and complete his move to the club on Wednesday.And it has been revealed Arsenal attempted to hijack the deal in its closing stages by contacting both Juventus and the player’s agent, Mino Raiola. Redknapp calls Son ‘petulant’, but Holloway says red card for Rudiger kick was ‘soft’ LATEST FAREWELL deals New job OFF The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:03Loaded: 8.03%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:03 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen Matic one of two players for sale with ‘two Premier League clubs’ interested REVEALED LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS BIG PRESENTS UP TOP Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ TROPHY Everton have reportedly beaten Manchester City and Liverpool to the signing of Brazilian wonderkid Reinier Jesus.Esporte Interativo state the 17-year-old attacking midfielder will join the Toffees in January when he turns 18 after the Merseysiders agreed a £36m fee with Flamengo.Reinier, who is regarded as one of the brightest young prospects in Brazilian football, has yet to make a senior appearance for the Brasileiro Série A side.However, he dazzled for the Brazil Under-17s at the South America Championship, with many touting him as the next big thing in the country.Everton will see the deal as a massive coup for the club as both Manchester City and Liverpool were also reportedly tracking the progress of the youngster. Former Crystal Palace and West Brom manager Pardew takes over at Dutch strugglers last_img read more

Microsoft Reveals More about Windows Phone “Mango”

first_imgSmarter Apps:App Connect. By connecting apps to search results and deepening their integration with Windows Phone Hubs, including Music and Video and Pictures, “Mango” allows apps to be surfaced when and where they make sense.Improved Live Tiles. Get real-time information from apps without having to open them. Live Tiles can be more dynamic and hold more information.Multitasking. Quickly switch between apps in use and allow apps to run in the background, helping to preserve battery life and performance.Beyond the Browser:Internet Explorer 9. A browser based on the powerful Internet Explorer 9 and including support for HTML5 and full hardware acceleration.Local Scout. Provides hyperlocal search results and recommends nearby restaurants, shopping and activities in an easy-to-use guide.Bing on Windows Phone. More ways to search the Web, including Bing Vision, Music Search and Voice so it’s easy to discover and decide.Quick Cards. When searching for a product, movie, event or place, see a quick summary of relevant information, including related apps. Tags:#Microsoft#mobile#news#web While not directly addressing the reports of Windows Phone 7’s under-performance to date, Lees revealed that Mango’s addressable market will be 4 times larger than that of Windows Phone 7. Much of this will be due to the impact Microsoft’s partnership with Nokia will have on the mobile ecosystem, clearly. He also announced more hardware partners, including Acer, Fujitsu and ZTE, will join current partners Samsung, LG and HTC, to offer more handset choice and more price points.Offhandedly, Lees mentioned that Microsoft already has Nokia-branded Windows Phones running in its labs. (Oh, don’t tease us!)Mango is still on track for an early fall launch and will be available as a free update to existing Windows Phone owners. What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Another set of demos showed how Bing services had been integrated more deeply into handsets, offering things like voice and visual search where you only had to point your phone at an object (in the demo, the Miley Cyrus autobiography!) to have the item recognized by the phone. More Bing demos involved Bing’s indoor maps and its “Quick Cards” feature, described above. Microsoft also showed off a British Airways app offering a 3D view of a plane and the upcoming Xbox Live avatars.Mango’s Future Detailed & Developer Tools ReleasedMicrosoft’s mobile head Andy Lees took time this morning to talk about Windows Phone’s momentum and its future. Currently, there are over 18,000 Windows Phone apps, he noted, before announcing the release of the Mango developer tools, which launch sometime today (in beta). The new software development kit offers over 1,500 APIs for mobile app makers to play with, says Nokia, who jointly announced the launch of Windows Phone examples for developers on its Forum.Nokia Projects site. Nokia says it will also help its developers “make the most of the apps they already have in Nokia’s application store” – in other words, it will help them port apps to Windows Phone.Mango documentation is available here on MSDN, which confirms that it’s Windows Phone 7.1, not 7.5, as previously reported on one of Microsoft’s own Web properties. Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Demos: Speed Test, Bing and MoreOne standout demo from the event (which we can’t wait for gadget bloggers to attempt to replicate), was a browser speed test showing the new IE9 browser beating browsers on the iPhone, Android and BlackBerry.center_img This morning in New York, Microsoft held a VIP Preview event showcasing the next major release of its Windows Phone mobile operating system (OS), known by its code name, “Mango.” The press conference, intended for media and analysts, comes on the heels of a string of updates about the next-gen version of Windows Phone. These included features developers will appreciate, like multi-tasking and programmatic access to the phone’s hardware; consumer-facing features like turn-by-turn navigation and built-in barcode scanning; as well as features for business users, like conversation views in email and mobile access to documents. In total, over 500 new features are due to arrive in Mango, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced earlier this week. sarah perez The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces What’s New in MangoMuch of what was revealed today was a summary of what we already knew, but instead of the information being doled out piecemeal at separate Microsoft events, like MIX 11 and TechEd, as it was earlier this year, it was presented in aggregate.The different types of updates were pooled into three main areas: communications, apps and the Internet. Under each of these, the following features were highlighted:Communications:Threads. Switch between text, Facebook chat and Windows Live Messenger within the same conversation.Groups. Group contacts into personalized Live Tiles to see the latest status updates right from the Start Screen and quickly send a text, email or IM to the whole group.Deeper social network integration. Twitter and LinkedIn feeds are now integrated into contact cards, and “Mango” includes built-in Facebook check-ins and new face detection software that makes it easier to quickly tag photos and post to the Web.Linked inbox. See multiple email accounts in one linked inbox. Conversations are organized to make it easy to stay on top of the latest mail.Hands-free messaging. Built-in voice-to-text and text-to-voice support enables hands-free texting or chatting. Related Posts last_img read more

Sandals Resort can help indirectly in building TCI

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 22 Jul 2015 – The TCI delegation is nine strong and features some of the most outspoken personalities in the country. Dr. Edward Smith who hosts a radio talk show – The Real Solutions and Rev Courtney Missick, a farmer from Kew, North Caicos and TV show host, both say they see a greater opportunity to partner more firmly with Beaches in order to better tourism and other industries in the TCI. Missick was particularly vocal on agriculture and the lack of help he says he has received from government despite its touted plans to build the sector. “I am not here speaking on behalf of Beaches because they have helped me with my farm; but I am speaking on behalf of the potentials that I see Beaches could do in helping other people in the Turks and Caicos. Take for instance what they are doing here in Barbados, what they are trying to do for farmers the same thing can be done for farmers in the Turks and Caicos if only the government would only try to subsidize the farmers. I for one can testify that the government has not done anything for me when it comes to agriculture. Right now for me to be able to grow produce for Beaches, because of the present moment, I am supplying a few local stores there with produce. If I now decide to grow produce for Beaches; I need to expand, but how am I going to expand.”Both men had an opportunity to quiz the Barbadian Tourism Minister and James Paul, who is CEO of the Barbados Agriculture Society. Mr. Paul explained that Sandals currently takes 10 commodities, including cucumbers, from its farmers in an arrangement which began just this past February.Dr. Smith promises that he is making inquiries, as it is no secret he sometimes opposes Beaches Resort. Deandrea Hamilton: “Sometimes our relationships in Turks and Caicos gets strained with Sandals, what do you think we can do to smooth that out?”Dr. Smith: “Sandals is partner, most definitely a partner, and this trip shows us that not only is Sandals a partner in the Turks and Caicos but throughout the region; they need to accept the fact that they want to work with us and we should put in those efforts to make it work.” Barbados Prime Minister speaks to country ahead of Tropical Storm Dorian; said country is preparing for 6-12 feet storm surge Recommended for you Related Items:barbados, barbados agricultural society, beaches resort and spa, dr. edward smith, james paul, North caicos, rev. courtney missick, sandals, the real solutions Multi-millionaire Barbados businessmen arrested in $3m drug bust, yacht suspected in drug trafficking Stinky sargassum blamed for marine disaster; dolphins, flying fish and turtles trappedlast_img read more

TCI Digicel spreads holiday cheer to SNAP Center

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, December 27, 2017 – Providenciales – In the midst of preparing for one of the busiest seasons of the year, the Digicel team shifted their focus towards spending meaningful moments and spreading holiday cheer with the students from the Special Needs Association of Providenciales (SNAP) Center.As a community-centered organization, and one that believes in empowering the people of the Turks &Caicos Islands, the Digicel team was thrilled to be a part of the Christmas experience this year for these students.   All sixteen kids at the S.N.A.P. center were given gifts from Digicel for Christmas, including remote control monster trucks, Moana and Dora dolls, fragrance gift sets and much more.Commenting on the success of the outreach, Regional CEO for Digicel, Sinead O Marcaigh, said, “We all had a great time bringing the joy of Christmas to our little friends here.   At this special time of year, it is even more important for us to let them know that we still care.”The initiative is very dear to Marcaigh who shared, as “I’ve been working with children with special needs for over 30 years.  It was great to spend time with these children who are often forgotten.  Their smiles are genuine and they long to have a normal life like anyone else.  So I was more than glad to join the team and be part of making their Christmas a bit brighter.”In a hearty show of gratitude, the students treated the Digicel team to a few songs, showing off their musical prowess, followed by lots of hugs.  Their teachers received treats as a token of appreciation for their tireless work and dedication in ensuring that the students receive the best possible education and early stimulation.Press Release: Digicel Related Items:last_img read more