Lindor’s 33rd homer leads Indians over Mariners

first_imgMOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “It’s cool. Something that’ll be there for a long time,” Lindor said, “but I’m just focusing on trying to win. When you focus on winning, those things happen.”Carlos Carrasco (17-6) matched teammate Cory Kluber and Boston’s Chris Sale for the most wins in the AL, allowing one run and six hits in 5 2/3 innings. Yan Gomes homered twice and had four RBIs, and Jose Ramirez homered and drove in four runs.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogCleveland, which set the AL record with a 22-game winning streak this month, matched the 1884 Providence Grays for the best big league record over a 30-game span at 28-2. The Indians (97-58) lead Houston (95-59) for AL home-field advantage in the playoffs.Lindor, a 23-year-old shortstop, homered on the eighth pitch from Andrew Moore (1-5) and surpassed the 32 home runs hit by second baseman Joe Gordon in 1948, the last year Cleveland won the World Series. Marc Buoniconti: It’s time to ban youth football Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Indians: INF Yandy Diaz has missed three games since spraining the middle finger in his right hand against the Los Angeles Angels.UP NEXTKluber enters Sunday 5-0 with a 1.15 ERA in his last five games and has not allowed a run in 22 innings. He is 2-1 with a 1.96 ERA in three career starts against Seattle. RHP Mike Leake (3-0 for Seattle and 10-2 overall, is 2-1 with a 3.69 ERA in six starts against the Indians.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES How to help the Taal evacuees Cleveland Indians center fielder Greg Allen climbs the wall as fans cheer and look up for a home run ball hit by Seattle Mariners’ Robinson Cano in the eighth inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)SEATTLE — Now that he’s set a Cleveland record for home runs by a middle infielder, Francisco Lindor would rather remember 2017 for a far bigger accomplishment.Lindor led off the game with his 33rd home run, and the Indians routed the Seattle Mariners, 11-4,  Saturday for their 28th victory in 30 games.ADVERTISEMENT Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collidecenter_img Lindor began the year without power expectations.“I envisioned myself driving the ball,” he said. “Going 30 times, 33, 34 or 20 times, doesn’t matter to me, as long as I’m helping my team win.”He has 18 home runs in 55 games hitting leadoff and 15 in 93 times in the No. 2 hole.“I like leading off,” Lindor said. “I get to see what the pitcher is going to bring that day. I like getting things going.”Seattle, which won 3-1 Friday, committed five errors and lost for the seventh time in eight games. The Mariners fell six games behind Minnesota for the second AL wild card with seven games left.ADVERTISEMENT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson DAY6 is for everybody “I’m disappointed. … We just didn’t respond today,” Seattle manager Scott Servais said. “It was about catching the baseball and doing things right fundamentally. We haven’t done that. We’ve struggled with that. That’s one area we need to address here as we go forward.”Nelson Cruz hit his 37th home run for Seattle, his fourth in four games. Mariners shortstop Jean Segura was hit in the hand by a thrown ball in the ninth and was removed. X-rays were negative.Cleveland right fielder Jay Bruce also exited the game early because of a nagging heel injury. He is expected to be a designated hitter in Sunday’s series finale.PLAYOFF POSITIONINGCleveland manager Terry Francona is focused on both home-field advantage and preparing the AL Central champions for the Division Series.“We’re trying put a lineup out there to win every day, but we also need to keep our house in order.”Francona has moved starter Mike Clevinger to the bullpen.“We kind of think he could be a weapon out there,” the manager said.Jason Kipnis is making the transition from the infield to the outfield. Reliever Andrew Miller, coming back from a DL stint, is to pitch in consecutive games next week.TRAINER’S ROOM Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Guyana Goldfields gets greenlight to resume underground operations

first_imgSome three months after being ordered to stop operations, the Guyana Goldfields Inc. has announced that it has been given the go ahead to resume it underground works at the Aurora Gold Mine in Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni).Just one week after announcing back in November 2018 that it has started underground work, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) had issued a cease order to the Canada-based mining company since the necessary permit had not yet been approved.Aurora Gold Mine in Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni).Nevertheless, the Guyana Goldfields said in a statement on Wednesday that it received environmental authorisation from the EPA to resume construction and development work on an underground exploration decline at the Aurora Gold Mine.The underground decline is intended for exploration and definition drilling in support of planned underground production. The recommencement of work on the underground decline will begin immediately, the company said in its missive.The mine, which has been in commercial operation as an open pit since 2016, is anticipated to transition into an eventual combined open pit and underground operation and would become the first modern underground mine developed in Guyana.“We appreciate the thorough oversight that the EPA is providing,” said Perry Holloway, the company’s Senior Vice President, Strategy & Corporate Affairs.He added, “The Company is committed to meeting the highest standards in its planning and execution of this important project and we look forward to continued co-operation with the EPA and the Government as we unlock the value of Aurora for Guyana and the Company’s shareholders.”According to the Guyana Goldfields, Wednesday’s authorisation to resume operations follows the provision by the Company to the EPA of additional information concerning the application of internationally accepted codes concerning the environment, health and safety practices being proposed.The EPA also conducted a routine compliance inspection of the Aurora mine and camp facilities in December 2018. Additionally, the environmental agency requested the Company to modify some aspects of its current waste management plan, camp waste water treatment circuit and upgrade the waste oil containment facility.Guyana Goldfields said it has addressed all the matters raised by the EPA during its inspection which will be further assessed during the next site inspection. At the time of the December inspection, the Company was compliant on all other environmental conditions of the operating permit.Going forward, the contractor will complete and reinforce the collar and extend the decline 200 metres to fulfil the scope of the early works phase. The Company expects this work will take approximately three months to complete once the contractor is fully mobilized. A budget of US$2.0 million has been approved for the early works phase.The company is finalising the review of bids received for the underground development contract with the target of final award in the second quarter of 2019.The plan is to advance the exploration decline approximately 2,500 metres and provide a platform for further underground exploration and definition drilling. The decline is intended to provide access to all principal underground mining areas, including some higher-grade zones in Mad Kiss and East Walcott which will allow us to further delineate exploration targets and potentially add mineral resources and help convert mineral resources to mineral reserves.In addition, the permit allows for test mining of up to 350,000 tonnes that could potentially provide supplemental mill feed during the development period and further unlock value at the Aurora Gold Mine.last_img read more


first_imgMaurice and Seamus at the awardsTHERE was a large Donegal presence as the Tir Conaill Harps Gaelic Football Club held their sell-out Awards dinner dance on in the Radisson hotel, Glasgow, at the weekend.Among the guests were Club Chairman Maurice Friel and Club Sponsor Seamus Shields of Advance Construction, both Donegal men.Young person of the year Declan Samson was presented with his award from the Irish Consul in Scotland Susan Conlon. Declan gets his gong!    PICTURE SPECIAL FROM THE TIR CHONAILL HARPS GFC AWARDS IN GLASGOW was last modified: May 2nd, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:PICTURE SPECIAL FROM THE TIR CHONAILL HARPS GFC AWARDS IN GLASGOWlast_img read more

Our ‘why Donegal is cool’ list! Have you got one?

first_imgRight now Donegal is cooler than Conor McGregor on a skiing holiday.National Geographic has told its many readers that we’re the coolest place on the planet and now says we are Ireland’s hidden gem.Most of us who proudly call Donegal our home just take that for granted, whether we live in Bundoran, Ballybofey or Buncrana (and the places in between.) But if we stop and think about it, we really do have so much to be proud of.We at Donegal Daily tried to scratch the surface of why other people might think we’re a great place to visit.This is our little list but we welcome all other suggestions both to our Facebook page and to info@donegaldaily.comOur list……. Our accent be it Bundoran or BuncranaFootball SpecialMichael MurphyMichael MurphySliabh LiaghGolden Eagles AltanMalin Head – with or without the Star Wars connectionThe Northern LightsClimbing Errigal Basking SharksThe huge Basking Shark is usually found in Donegal waters in summer months.The King of TorySir Gerry RobinsonSnowJason QuigleyArt ParkinsonSurfingOur beaches – take your pick!Kinnegar beerDanny O’Carroll (he’s half-Donegal!)Fanad LighthouseFanad Head LighthouseThe peopleThe Coastguard and RNLIGlenveagh National ParkOur pubs – take your pick!Magee tweedDonegal Food FestivalSeamus ColemanSeamus ColemanGrianan of AileachGeraldine McLaughlinDonegal Mountain Rescue TeamOur volunteersDonegal Youth ProjectGrianan of Aileach Photo By Adam Rory PorterOur ‘why Donegal is cool’ list! Have you got one? was last modified: January 15th, 2017 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Cooldonegallistlast_img read more


first_imgFianna Fáil spokesperson on Education Charlie McConalogue has called on Minister Jan O’Sullivan to immediately publish a report on the future of small schools, which has been sitting in the Department for over 18 months.Charlie McConalogue TDThe value for money report examined the efficiency and effectiveness of small schools across the country.Following a meeting of the Oireachtas Education Committee Deputy McConalogue accused the Minister of adopting the same apathetic approach as her predecessor on this issue. “Minister O’Sullivan is following in the footsteps of Minister Quinn by continuing to attack and dismantle small schools, while refusing to publish the very report which will determine their future. In the meantime, the Minister has implemented a slash and burn approach to schools with less than 86 pupils. These schools have seen massive resource cutbacks as well as substantial increases in the pupil teacher ratio”, said Deputy McConalogue.“The number of one teacher schools has risen dramatically as a direct result of measures introduced in Budget 2012, increasing from 8 in 2011 to 42 in 2014. Almost 40 schools have lost a teacher this year alone because of the savage cuts being forced through by this Government. Nearly 20 two teacher schools have been downgraded in 2014 because pupil numbers have fallen, while three and four teacher schools are also in the firing line.“Small schools are the lifeblood of so many rural communities, but the Minister is continuing to pursue her Government’s targeted plan to amalgamate or shut them down. This sustained attack is taking place in an information vacuum as the value for money report into the sector remains unpublished.“It is essential that the Minister publishes the details of this important report before any further Education cuts are implemented. The drastic action that has been taken against small schools over the past three years has been disproportionate and unfair and I urge the Minister to abandon any further cutbacks until this report is published”.  NEW EDUCATION MINISTER BUT SAME OLD STORY – McCONALOGUE was last modified: September 26th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalEducation Charlie McConaloguelast_img read more


first_imgEIRCOM says extra crews are working this weekend to re-connect hundreds of Donegal customers who lost their lines in recent gales.In response to the continued severe weather forecasts from Met Éireann in the coming days, eircom says it will have 300 crews working through the weekend, as well as a full complement of resources working Monday, 23rd December and Christmas Eve to ensure that as many existing faults and anticipated faults can be repaired before Christmas.Weather conditions remain very difficult especially in exposed and upland areas but eircom says it wants to assure customers that is doing everything it can to restore service to customers as quickly as possible. All available technicians have been diverted onto fault repairs until Christmas. Recent high winds and lightning earlier this week have caused widespread structural damage to eircom polls and cables as well as customer’s in-home wiring. There are currently over 5,800 reported faults, on foot of the severe weather since last weekend. Both broadband and telephone services are impacted.eircom crews continue to work nationwide to reach customers without service. Yesterday more than 1,700 customers had service restored and 8,700 faults have been repaired this week.Network damage is widespread but southern, western and northwestern counties are worst affected including Galway, Mayo, Sligo and Donegal.We are making every possible effort to restore service to customers who are currently experiencing a disruption to their telephone and broadband service. Customers are reminded, where possible, to log faults on the “Log a Fault” section of our website or through our automated customer service line 1901. Faults can be reported to either service 24 hours a day, seven days week. EIRCOM TO WORK EXTRA HOURS TO FIX DONEGAL FAULTS was last modified: December 20th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalEircomfaultslast_img read more

South Africa’s ‘multiparty democracy thriving’

first_imgSouth Africa’s local government elections are scheduled for 18 May. (Image: Bongani Nkosi) Millions queued up for South Africa’s national elections in 2009. (Image: Tampa Bay) MEDIA CONTACTS • Kate Bapela Spokesperson IEC +27 12 622 5579 or +27 82 600 6386  RELATED ARTICLES • SA kicks off 2011 election drive • SA youngsters queue for change • South Africans go to the polls • Millions vote in record SA electionBongani NkosiAt least 24 new political parties will contest the upcoming local government elections in South Africa.The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) has welcomed the emergence of the new organisations as an indication of flourishing democratic participation. “Multiparty democracy is thriving in our country,” said Dr Brigalia Bam, the commission’s chairperson.South Africans will go to the polls on 18 May 2011 to elect their new local government officials.A total of 121 political parties will contest the elections across the country. This is an increase from the 97 parties in 2006 and the 79 in 2000.Participation of independent candidates, those without political-party backing, is also on the rise. The total number of independents stands at 748 this year, up from 667 in the previous local elections.The surfacing of new parties and independents has directly increased the number of candidates to 53 596 compared to 45 179 in 2006 and 30 477 in 2000.“The increase in parties and candidates participating in the upcoming election is an indication of a broadening in electoral participation at local level,” said Bam, “and is very encouraging as far as the entrenchment of democratic processes is concerned”.Needless to say, a large number of candidates represent well-established political parties. The African National Congress (ANC) and the Democratic Alliance (DA) dominate the candidates list, with 9 403 and 7 117 respective candidates countrywide.The ANC is the only party that will have candidates contesting in all the country’s 278 municipalities, while the DA will be contesting 272 municipalities.Some ANC members have decided to go independent after being dissatisfied about candidates’ selection. Most of the new organisations join scores of others that only contest in their respective provinces. They operate as organisations hoping to have future influence over how their communities are governed.New kids on the blockThe National Freedom Party (NFP) is the only recently formed organisation contesting outside its founding province. The NFP was launched by Zanele kaMagwaza-Msibi, who led a splinter group from the Inkatha Freedom Party just three months ago. It has 2 591 candidates in eight provinces. More than 50% of its members are in KwaZulu-Natal, where it was founded.The Congress of the People, an ANC break-away party founded in 2008, is also comparatively new in the IEC’s books as far as local government elections go. Although somewhat troubled, the party enjoys the third largest representation with 5 929 candidates in all nine provinces. It will contest in 214 municipalities.Though it’s had a chance to establish itself since its founding in 2007, the African People’s Convention will participate in nationwide local elections for the first time this year. The party, a splinter from the Pan Africanist Congress of Azania, will contest in all provinces with 2 158 candidates.The Mpumalanga Party is a new local organisation campaigning via a ticket of relocating the community of Moutse back to the borders of Mpumalanga province. The community has been up in arms over the government’s decision to demarcate it to Limpopo province, where the party’s 74 candidate are registered.Ikusasa Lesizwe Independent Movement is another new organisation in Mpumalanga. The party has 44 candidates in the province.Makana Independent New Deal is new on the political scene in the Eastern Cape. It has a total of 27 candidates in the province. Other fresh organisations include the Socialist Civic Movement and the Bushbuckridge Residents Association in Mpumalanga.Women participationThere’s a “slight” increase in the number of women running for election in their areas. More than 19 700 women will stand as candidates, compared to 15 718 in the 2006 local elections. This means 37% of the candidates are women, a 2% increase from 2006.“I am happy that a slight increase in the percentage of women candidates has been recorded,” Bam said.Women remain the majority on the IEC voters’ roll, which has more than 24.5-million South Africans registered on it.“I am very proud of women,” Bam said. “Despite keeping the home fires burning, women are consistently retained their overall majority in terms of the voter participation gender split in the voters’ roll.”With just more than a month to go to election day, campaigns are gaining momentum. All major parties have launched their manifestos and have embarked on all-out electioneering.“The IEC is proud of all who will be garnering votes to consolidate our gains and deepen our democracy,” Bam said.last_img read more

#NSAPickupLines—I’d Wiretap That

first_imgEditor’s note: This post was originally published by our partners at PopSugar Tech.Did he know a little too much about you on the first date? You might have to start vetting future admirers for, er, NSA employment. The Wall Street Journal recently reported that employees of the National Security Agency, which was accused of collecting private user information from social networks and Internet providers, kept their love interests under surveillance.After that romance-charged breaking news hit the Internet, #NSAPickupLines and the slightly more romantic #NSALovePoems hashtags began trending on Twitter and Tumblr. Even intelligence officers do crazy things in the name of love. Images courtesy of ryanoferguson, SanaSaeedMore stories from PopSugar Tech:Flickr’s iOS Camera Is the Best Free Photo App Yet4 Features in Volvo’s Concept Coupe That We’re CovetingSneaky, Sneaky: How to See When Recipients Open Your EmailsGame, Set, Match: All the Ways to Watch the US Open OnlineTrade In an Old iPhone For an Apple Store Gift Card 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? Tags:#hashtags#nsa#Pickup Lines#PopSugar Tech#surveillance#twitter Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoidcenter_img nicole nguyen Laugh at more of the funniest — but also, creepiest — NSA pick up lines after the break. Why You Love Online Quizzes Related Posts last_img read more

(Reopens FGN 16)

first_imgLater a joint communique was issued which said the Kenyan side noted Indias offer of an LoC for acquisition of defence equipment and agreed to continue cooperating in this sector.It said both sides agreed to share information and expertise in counter terrorism, cyber security, combating drugs and human trafficking.”The two leaders condemned terrorism in all its forms and manifestations and agreed to work together in building a new global resolve and strategy for combating terrorism, including expediting the finalisation of the Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism at the UN,” it said.In the talks, India agreed to share expertise with Kenya on space-based applications, weather forecast and disaster management support.The communique said the possibility of export of pulses from Kenya to India was also explored.The Kenyan President requested India to consider expanding training and capacity building programmes in areas such as medicine, pharmacy and dentistry.The two leaders also welcomed the setting up of an ICCR Chair for Indian Studies at the University of Nairobi. Prime Minister Modi announced a grant of USD 1 million for renovation of the Mahatma Gandhi Graduate Library at the University of Nairobi, it said.The communique said in response to Kenyas request to develop its film industry, India offered to consider deputation of Indian faculty to the School of Film Making in Nairobi.The two sides agreed to exchange coaches for training in athletics and cricket as a way of promoting sports cooperation.Noting that capacity building is an essential element in achieving energy access and energy security, India will support training and capacity building in the areas of clean and renewable energy transmission and grid integration of renewable energy network.advertisementThe two leaders emphasised the importance of an early reform of the United Nations Security Council, in both permanent and non-permanent membership categories, so that it reflects the current realities and functions in an accountable, representative and effective manner, the communique said.Modi and Kenyatta agreed to work towards finalising an agreement on cooperation in the blue economy sector.The Prime Minister of India extended an invitation to President Kenyatta to visit India, which he accepted, said the communique. PTI MPB ZHlast_img read more