Indians Offense Frozen on Frigid Day as Royals Top Bauer and Tribe 1-0; Three Takeaways

first_imgCLEVELAND – The weather remained frightful at Progressive Field on Saturday, and one swing off the bat of Royals DH Lucas Duda was the difference in the Royals 1-0 win to drop the Indians to 3-5 on the year.Trevor Bauer did what he could in keeping the Indians in the game, not allowing a hit till the 5th inning, and allowing just three on the day in the tough setback.The offense had a few moments where it appeared they might break through, but it didn’t happen as Ian Kennedy did a nice job locating his pitches and keeping the Indians off guard to get six innings in the books before turning it over the KC pen for the final three frames.The two teams will finish their first battle of the season Sunday at 1:10pm at Progressive Field, but for now here’s three takeaways in looking back at Saturday’s tough 1-0 loss as the Indians played yet again another one-run affair. Pages: 1 2 3 4 Related TopicsIan KennedyIndiansLucas DudaRoyalsTrevor Bauer Matt Loede Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.last_img read more

Small Group Attends Community Workshop on Fixing Alaska’s Budget

first_imgKenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre and Soldotna Senator Peter Micciche attended the meeting. Sen. Micciche said the biggest thing he took away from the meeting was a need to communicate with constituents. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享A small group Kenai Peninsula residents turned out Thursday night for a community brainstorming work shop on ways help the state budget deficit. Sen. Micciche(R-Soldotna): “We had $17.4 billion total earnings last year in Alaska with a $4 billion gap. There would be a 23% tax rate but the bottom third of income earners don’t pay taxes so if you try to meet it with an income tax it’s simply not possible, it would double your federal income taxes.” He said the suggestion of a state income tax to correct the deficit is common however does not balance out.  “Anytime that we can get public opinions out or break things down to what the people really think rather than the politicians, I’m all for that.”“Taxes. Income tax first and then a revision of the taxes on minerals and fishing and everything.”“I just want to get more information, see more information exactly what the deficit is. What is the per capita cost for our operation verses other states.” Test out yours suggestions for fixing Alaska’s budget crisis by clicking here.last_img read more

Low-key Tyler Haws eyes Jimmer Fredette, BYU scoring record

first_imgPROVO, Utah (AP) — Tyler Haws was on his Mormon mission in the Philippines when Jimmer Fredette was setting BYU’s scoring record. Haws played alongside Fredette as a freshman, but was disconnected from the team in 2010 while serving his two-year mission.Letters from his dad kept Haws — a Utah-born, lifelong member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints — in the loop, but the Legend of Jimmer had spread throughout the world and local LDS members spread the tales. Fredette averaged a nation-high 28.9 points during the 2010-11 season and was named the NCAA Player of the Year while leading the Cougars to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 1981.Fredette finished his career as the school’s all-time leading scorer with 2,599 points and hordes of fans with no connection to BYU. Four seasons later, Haws, third in the nation with 22.4 points per game, is quietly seven points from breaking that record.The Cougars play Portland on Thursday.Whereas Fredette was on the cover of Sports Illustrated in consecutive issues and was a national media darling, Haws has done most of his work in relative anonymity.“I never thought I’d be near the scoring record,” Haws said. “My game’s not the flashy, drive baseline and dunk on you. I just try to be efficient in what I do. I’ve got my pull-up, midrange game and try to get to line.“I think some of those things contribute to why I fly under the radar. But I play hard every game and feel like I’m efficient in what I do.”Not only does Haws and Fredette, whose long-range abilities were made for highlight reels, score in different ways, but their paths were extremely different. Fredette didn’t take a Mormon mission, but his massive popularity helped spread word of the LDS church. Haws spent two years in the Philippines, away from basketball. He gained 30 pounds at one point, but returned 10 pounds lighter. Haws didn’t know what his game would look like after a two-year hiatus.“You do have those doubts,” Haws said. “Two years is a long time away from a sport you’ve played your whole life. … I felt like I grew up a lot on my mission and learned lots of leadership skills. Learned how to talk to people. Learned how to stay mentally strong.“I came back and it was a really slow process getting back into shape. But my shot came back pretty quick and just slowly I got back in to basketball shape. When my sophomore year started, I felt like I was a better player.”Portland coach Eric Reveno watched Haws drop 48 on the Pilots in their home gym last year. He described the 6-foot-5, 195-pounder as a complete player that will “bully” a smaller defender, but still has 3-point range.“Looking back, we did a pretty good job,” Reveno said. “To say you did a good job on a guy and he got 48, that’s a pretty good compliment.”Those close to Haws said his success stems from the ability to narrow his focus to the goal of each day. That’s why he never got caught up in chasing the scoring record. That’s how he was able to put together a 60-game streak of scoring double digits — the third longest in school history.His dad, Marty, said Tyler has always been that way. He was that way when the two would spend hours in their church gym with Tyler shooting hundreds of jumpers — the same gym where that midrange game was perfected. The gym wasn’t wide enough for 3-point shots from the wing, so options were limited. J.J. Redick and Richard Hamilton were players with efficient midrange games he looked up to.The two speak daily and both are eager for the record to be in the past.“It’s not something to get caught up in,” Marty said. “We’re going to try to enjoy the moment and hopefully it comes in a win … and a winning season. At some point I’m going to suggest Tyler look back at it and feel really good about it. It is significant. It’s a major achievement.“It’s kind of weird, but it’s probably a little microcosm of life. If you go into something chasing that, it’ll probably slip through your fingers. I don’t think that was ever necessarily the goal. The goal is to be productive and the goal is to help your team.”last_img read more

Gaelic Games Coming Home this year

first_imgA total of 87 teams from 20 countries will travel to Dublin for a week-long festival of Gaelic games activity between August 7 and 14 at UCD’s Belfield campus, with the finals being played at Croke Park. More than 1,700 Gaelic footballers, hurlers and camogie players from 10 regions around the globe are bringing Gaelic games home to Ireland for the 2016 Etihad Airways GAA World Games in Dublin this August. Teams from as far away as Australia, South Africa and Argentina will be present, as well as teams from China, Canada, the Middle East, the US, Europe and Britain. It is expected that as many as 7,000 people will be involved in the Etihad Airways GAA World Games festival in Dublin between players, team officials, administrators, families and supporters.The GAA will host the visiting teams in a grand opening ceremony at Croke Park before the All – Ireland senior hurling semi-final on August 7, an event that will have a massive TV audience through RTE, Sky and GAAGo.More than 500 games will be played over the course of the week-long festival.The visiting teams will also take part in a major cultural heritage night and concert at the Helix Theatre in DCU and a dedicated coaching forum before a closing ceremony at Croke Park at the end of the week.Aogán Ó Fearghail, Uachtarán CLG, said: “The success of last year’s Etihad Airways GAA World Games in Abu Dhabi is still fresh in the memory and everyone involved in the GAA is very eager to see that we continue to develop this exciting initiative.“In the years immediately after the formation of the GAA in 1884, Michael Cusack described the growth and expansion of Gaelic games activity as “being like a prairie fire.” This event will showcase the extent to which the passion and participation for Gaelic games has now spread far beyond our shores and will acknowledge the keepers of this flame.“It is an event that simply would not be possible without the support and commitment of Etihad Airways which has played an integral part in making the dream of a GAA World Games become a reality.“It is also important to recognise the support of Tony Towell and all in O’Neill’s for ensuring that every team that competes here in August will really look the part.”Beatrice Cosgrove, General Manager for Ireland at Etihad Airways, said: “Etihad Airways is delighted to be a part of the continuing success story that is the GAA World Games. Through the Etihad Partners’ expansive network of routes we are constantly reminded of the global reach of the Irish diaspora and of the integral part that the GAA and Gaelic Games play in the lives of the Irish communities overseas.“Just as our sponsorship of the GAA Hurling All-Ireland championship is a chance for us to be part of something special, we are excited that the GAA World Games is a competition that will grow and has the potential to be an integral part of the GAA calendar.”The scale of the 2016 Etihad Airways GAA World Games represents a tripling in size of the inaugural GAA World Games which was hosted by Etihad Airways and successfully staged in Abu Dhabi last summer.It is planned to twin each of the visiting teams with a host club from Dublin, Kildare and Meath which will enable them to forge new links with Ireland and also gain expert coaching while they are here. It will also increase their support base.This event is being held in Dublin this August to highlight the phenomenal global expansion of GAA clubs overseas with more than 400 GAA clubs now in existence outside of Ireland.From Abu Dhabi to Zambia, the games that are played in every corner of Ireland are now being played in every corner of the world. It means that the GAA now has an active world-wide club presence from Montreal to Madrid, Mullingar to Moscow and Melbourne.A key feature of the 2016 World Games event will be that the  growing number of new GAA clubs made up of non-native Irish people who have discovered Gaelic games and have made it their sport of choice.Among others, this diversity will be evidence by a native Chinese ladies football team and a native South African men’s football team who have confirmed that they will travel to take part.The GAA will support the event with a major publicity campaign, as well as providing an army of volunteers who will help run the event over 10 pitches out in Belfield.The finals will then be played at Croke Park on August 11 in football, ladies football, hurling and camogie with eight finals covering the four codes and with a decider for Irish born and also non-Irish competing teams.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

Galway Races To Remain A Seven Day Festival For 2020 As HRI Announce Full…

first_imgHorse Racing Ireland (HRI) has today released the full Flat programme for the month of June and the fixture list for July, including details of the Galway festival which will be run on its original dates. print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Irish racing returns behind closed doors with strict new HRI protocols in place at Naas on June 8. The revised fixture list for July features 47 meetings, three more than in the original schedule. In recognition of the increased workload, there will now be three days (up from two) on which no racing takes place during the month.center_img Jason Morris, HRI’s Director of Racing, said: “We recognise that there will be a large demand for opportunities to run and our aim is to provide all Flat horses with their first run as quickly as possible following the resumption of racing by offering a balanced programme across all age groups, distances and categories. There will be 53 Flat meetings up to the end of July with this objective in mind.“There will also be 22 National Hunt fixtures programmed between June 22 and the end of July, compared to the equivalent of 17 meetings in the same period last year, to cater for the demands of the jumps horse population.“There will be eight-race cards run at every opportunity where stable capacity allows, with the protocols requiring one stable per horse for hygiene reasons.”The Galway festival is being maintained as a seven-day event but there are significant changes to the traditional race programme. The opening two days will host Flat races only while the Wednesday, Thursday and Friday fixtures will be all National Hunt. The meeting will conclude, in the first two days of August, with two all-Flat cards. The Galway Plate and Galway Hurdle will be run on the Wednesday and Thursday as normal.The number of racedays at Killarney in July has been reduced from five to three which will be stand-alone fixtures on Tuesday July 7, Monday July 13 and Wednesday July 15. The two lost days will be rescheduled later in the year.Racing will resume at Cork Racecourse which will host four fixtures, beginning with an all-Flat card on Sunday July 5. Bellewstown will stage three non-consecutive days in July, while two extra fixtures will be held at the Curragh on Friday July 10 and Sunday July 26, the latter featuring the Tattersalls Gold Cup.All race meetings will be a single code with no mixed meetings to minimise the number of people working at the racecourse on each day. Many cards have been programmed with the possibility of a divide included to respond as effectively as possible to the demands of the horse population.Afternoon and evening designations have been provided for fixtures but may be subject to change in a small number of cases.Fixture List For June Fixture List For July last_img read more

Connacht Golf Release Inter – Club Draws

first_imgProvincial / National FinalsThe Dates/Venues of the Provincial Finals are as follows;Cups & Shields;AIG National Finals at Donegal between Thursday 15 & Sunday 18 OctoberProvincial;AIG Connacht Finals shall take place at Athlone Golf Club on the weekend of Saturday and Sunday September 26th & 27th. Semi-finals and Finals in both the AIG Senior & Junior Cups; AIG Bruen and Purcell Finals only.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Please note; matches can only commence on or after Monday 20 July 2020. Each round must then be completed on or before the date shown on the Draw Sheet. The Connacht Branch has released all of the 2020 Inter-Club Competition Draws, except for the Connacht U16 Boys Inter Clubs which is as of yet unconfirmed due to difficulties in securing a central venue.center_img Extensive guidance on participation in Interclub competitions for clubs and for individuals will be released “shortly” by the Golfing Union of Ireland.Playing of MatchesAll matches to be played over a single leg on a Home/Away basis with 3 matches at Home and 2 Away.Exceptions – Irish U18 Boys Inter Club (Kenny Cup) and the Connacht U16 Boys Inter Club (if it commences).Exceptions – Jack O’Sullivan Final shall be played over its traditional two legs.The Drawslast_img read more

Why Your Company Needs To Write More Open Source Software

first_imgRelated Posts Tags:#business software#Open Source#Redmonk#Stephen O’Grady#Wall Street Journal#Zulily The Wall Street Journal thinks it’s news that Zulily is developing “more software in-house.” It’s not. At all. As Eric Raymond wrote years ago, 95% of the world’s software is written for use, not for sale. The reasons are many, but one stands out: as Zulily CIO Luke Friang declares, it’s “nearly impossible for a [off the shelf] solution to keep up with our pace.”True now, just as it was true 20 years ago.But one thing is different, and it’s something the WSJ completely missed. Historically software developed in-house was zealously kept proprietary because, the reasoning went, it was the source of a firm’s competitive advantage. Today, however, companies increasingly realize the opposite: there is far more to be gained by open sourcing in-house software than keeping it closed.Which is why your company needs to contribute more open-source code. Much more.A Historical AnomalyWe’ve gone through an anomalous time these past 20 years. While most software continued to be written for internal use, most of the attention has been focused on vendors like SAP and Microsoft that build solutions that apply to a wide range of companies.That’s the theory, anyway.In practice, buyers spent a small fortune on license fees, then a 5X multiple on top of that to make the software fit their requirements. For example, a company may spend $100,000 on an ERP system, but they’re going to spend another $500,000 making it work. One of the reasons open source took off, even in applications, was that companies could get a less functional product for free (or a relatively inexpensive fee) and then spend their implementation dollars tuning it to their needs. Either way, customization was necessary, but the open source approach was less costly and arguably more likely to result in a more tailored result.Meanwhile, technology vendors doubled-down on “sameness,” as Redmonk analyst Stephen O’Grady describes:The mainstream technology industry has, in recent years, eschewed specialization. Virtual appliances, each running a version of the operating system customized for an application or purpose, have entirely failed to dent the sales of general purpose alternatives such as RHEL or Windows. For better than twenty years, the answer to any application data persistence requirement has meant one thing: a relational database. If you were talking about enterprise application development, you were talking about Java. And so on.Along the way, however, companies discovered that vendors weren’t really meeting their needs, even for well-understood product categories like Content Management Systems. They needed different, not same.So the customers went rogue. They became vendors. Sort of.Scratching Their Own ItchesAs is often the case, O’Grady nails this point. Writing in 2010, O’Grady uncovers an interesting trend: “Software vendors are facing a powerful new market competitor: their customers.” Think about the most visible technologies today. Most are open source, and nearly all of them were originally written for some company’s internal use, or some developer’s hobby. Linux, Git, Hadoop, Cassandra, MongoDB, Android, etc. None of these technologies were originally written to be sold as products.Instead, they were developed by companies—usually Web companies—building software to “scratch their own itches,” to use the open source phrase. And unlike previous generations of in-house software developed at banks, hospitals and other organizations, they open sourced the code. While some companies eschew developing custom software because they don’t want to maintain it, open source (somewhat) mitigates this by letting a community grow up to extend and maintain a project, thereby amortizing the costs of development for the code originators. Yahoo! started Hadoop, but its biggest contributors today are Cloudera and Hortonworks. Facebook kickstarted Cassandra, but DataStax primarily maintains it today. And so on.Give It Away (Now)Today real software innovation doesn’t happen behind closed doors. Or, if it does, it doesn’t stay there. It’s open source, and it’s upending decades of established software orthodoxy.Not that it’s for the faint of heart. The best open-source projects innovate very fast. Which is not the same as saying anyone will care about your open-source code. There are significant pros and cons to open sourcing your code. But one massive “pro” is that the best developers want to work on open code: if you need to hire quality developers, you need to give them an open source outlet for their work. (Just ask Netflix.)But that’s no excuse to sit on the sidelines. It’s time to get involved, and not for the good of some ill-defined “community.” No, the primary beneficiary of open-source software development is you and your company. Better get started.Lead image courtesy of Shutterstock. How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? Matt Asaycenter_img Why You Love Online Quizzes Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoid 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac…last_img read more

Meet the Coaches – Phil Gyemore

first_imgIn the lead up to the 2016 All Stars weekend, we’ve caught up with both coaches to get their thoughts in the lead up to the event. Join us as we hear from TFA Indigenous All Stars coach, Phil Gyemore about how much he is looking forward to the 2016 event and what it means to take part in the weekend. Having coached as part of TFA’s first involvement in the All Stars event in 2015, what does it mean to you to have this opportunity again?It means that we have opportunity to showcase our great sport on the big stage. The NRL All Stars event showcases Rugby League around the world so it’s great to highlight the sport of Touch Football to a captive audience.  We are proud indigenous people and we are excited to be able to represent all indigenous people in this special event.How do you see Touch Football Australia and the NRL’s partnership, in regards to the opportunities like this it is presenting our athletes?We have seen numerous opportunities due to the NRL and TFA partnership and the All Stars event is a clear example of this. Both sports can share and promote knowledge and experiences that have been successful. I’m sure that we have only touched the surface of how we can both take our sports to the next level.Our players have the chance to share the stage and so many of our players have gone on to become the stars of the NRL.  Players like Benji Marshall, Matt Moylan, Shaun Johnson and Ashley Taylor have honed their skills in our great game.What are you looking forward to most about the 2016 All Stars events?Being able to walk onto Suncorp Stadium will be amazing. We have all seen the Queensland dominance against New South Wales in the Rugby League State of Origin series at Suncorp Stadium. To see first-hand the surface and get a small taste of the atmosphere at one of the world’s best arenas will be something that I’ll never forget.  The Mixed format of the game is a prime example of the inclusive nature of Touch Football, what else makes this form of the game so important to the sport?Mixed Touch Football is unique in the fact that we rely on all players that need to trust one another regardless of whether they are male or female.  No player takes a backwards step and all players are treated equally.The All Stars event is about recognising and showcasing the amazing talent within Touch Football and Rugby League community, including those of Indigenous heritage. As a coach, if you could have any indigenous player in your team who would it be? And why?This is a really good question. If I could choose any indigenous player it would have to be Matt Bowen, the North Queensland Cowboys and Queensland Maroons star.  His amazing turn of speed, footwork and finishing ability would be an amazing asset in any Touch Football team.  2015 was a huge year for the sport, including a victorious World Cup campaign, what has been your highlight?It has been a great year for Touch Football but one of the highlights for me would have been watching Peter Bell going out a true winner in the Women’s Open World Cup Final against New Zealand.  Seeing his face in the latter stages of the game and the joy on his face during the team photo after being presented the World Cup medal was special. We had to establish a game plan that was going to prove effective and the girls executed it perfectly.What is your prediction for the result on Saturday, 13 February? TFA or Indigenous All Stars to take out the title for 2016?The Mick Lovett-coached TFA All Stars will be clear favourites however like last year we won’t be holding anything back.  We will win 8-7. Stay tuned to the TFA website and social media channels in the lead up to the 2016 All Stars event for all of the latest news and information:Website – – – – Related LinksMeet The Coacheslast_img read more

10 months agoMourinho blamed for delays over Man Utd technical director hire

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Mourinho blamed for delays over Man Utd technical director hireby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveJose Mourinho is being blamed for the delays at Manchester United over their intention to appoint a first ever technical director.The Independent says United have no plans to replace Mourinho at present and remain supportive. However, there is growing frustration at United, with one discussion centring on whether Mourinho wants the club to appoint a director of football and what the remit would be.United want to make the appointment, which would be the first in their history, and accept that it is now a necessary role and they are out of step with their rivals.While Mourinho is not believed to be against the idea there is a belief that it will be hard to make an appointment that he will be satisfied with.It may mean that United have to delay their plans until Mourinho leaves – whether that is next summer, or even before then, or when his deal (which he has the option to extend for another 12 months) – expires in 2020.It is even understood that some candidates to be director of football are unsure as to whether they would want to take over at present. last_img read more

22 days agoAston Villa boss Dean Smith says Wesley will come good

first_imgAston Villa boss Dean Smith says Wesley will come goodby Paul Vegas22 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveAston Villa boss Dean Smith has backed new striker Wesley to be a success at Villa Park.Wesley had a disappointing performance against Burnley last week.“His performance wasn’t great on Saturday against Burnley and he was the first to admit that to me afterwards as well when I went through his clips with him,” Smith said.“But what I’ve seen in training this week has been a reaction, he’s trained very well this week and he’ll be the first to go out there and try to prove people wrong.“It’s a tough job as a lone striker and he was up against two street-wise centre-backs in James Tarkowksi and Ben Mee, both very strong and street-wise centre-halves who can give a lot of centre forwards problems in this league.“I think that they got the upper hand on [Wesley] early on in the game and he showed his frustrations a little bit during the game, but he’ll learn from that. “He’s a young striker, still only 22 and he’ll get better and better.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more