Angels’ JC Ramírez diagnosed with torn UCL, likely headed for Tommy John surgery

first_imgMeanwhile, Heaney said he felt good in a bullpen session before Monday’s game. Heaney, who pitched into the seventh inning in a minor league game on Friday, could fit into the rotation as soon as Thursday.They plugged one hole, on Wednesday, with Barría, who has been one of the fastest rising prospects in the system.The 21-year-old right-hander posted a 2.80 ERA over 26 starts in the minors last year, going from Class-A to Triple-A. He made a positive impression on Scioscia in a brief look in major league camp this spring.“He’s got terrific in-zone command of the baseball,” Scioscia said. “He’s able to move the ball around and change speeds very well. He’s very sneaky with his fastball. He’s a pitcher.”The Angels’ rotation is unclear beyond Wednesday, with Heaney and Nick Tropeano, who is currently in Triple-A, both options for Thursday and Friday. Garrett Richards could come back to pitch on Saturday, with Shohei Ohtani a possibility for Sunday.KINSLER UPDATEIan Kinsler, who is eligible to come off the disabled list on Tuesday, said he’s ready, but neither he nor Scioscia would commit to him being back in the lineup.“I think right now it’s just trying to make the best decision possible, to be as safe as possible, but I don’t really like that word,” said Kinsler, out with a groin injury. “It’s tough, but everybody just wants to get it behind us. The staff and myself we just want to make sure I’m not dealing with it the rest of the year.”Kinsler said playing a game or two in the minors is not an option.UP NEXTAngels (Tyler Skaggs, 1-0, 1.64) at Rangers (Martín Pérez, 1-0, 5.06), Tuesday, 5 p.m., Fox Sports West, KLAA (830 AM) Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield On Saturday, though, Ramírez was throwing 90-91 mph, instead of his normal 95-97 mph. He said he felt some discomfort in his arm, and the Angels took him out after just two innings.Ramírez was a revelation for the Angels a year ago, when they converted him from a reliever to a starter. He was the team’s best starter for much of the season. He threw 147-1/3 innings in the majors last year, which was nearly twice what he had thrown the year before.Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone center_img ARLINGTON, Texas — The Angels received more bad news on their pitching staff on Monday.JC Ramírez was diagnosed with a torn ulnar collateral ligament, the suggested treatment for which is Tommy John surgery, the club announced.Assuming Ramírez opts for surgery, he would be out until the middle of the 2019 season, with the normal rehab time at 12-16 months.While Ramírez will be out, Andrew Heaney said that he’s ready to return to the rotation after missing the start of the season with elbow inflammation. Matt Shoemaker was still undergoing tests on his forearm injury, so the Angels still don’t have clarity on how long he’ll be out. Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros The injuries will allow prospect Jaime Barría to make his major league debut, starting Wednesday’s game against the Texas Rangers.As for Ramírez, the news hit hard for an Angels team that has been beset by a raft of pitching injuries in the past three years.“That’s a shame,” Manager Mike Scioscia said. “This guy worked very, very hard. It’s definitely knocks the wind out of you when you see a guy who works as hard as he has and he has to miss the whole year.“But in the big picture, he’s learned so much about himself and about pitching in the last season and up until the injury. Hopefully he’ll pick it right up next year at this time and be better for it.”Ramírez, 29, missed the last six weeks of last season with a damaged UCL. Tommy John surgery was not suggested at the time because of the nature of the injury, General Manager Billy Eppler said. Ramírez instead underwent stem-cell therapy, which seemed to have worked. He rebounded to pitch all spring without incident, and he said he felt totally normal.last_img read more

Barca travel to Madrid amid Catalan crisis

first_imgMadrid, Spain | AFP | The biggest game of the La Liga season so far is shrouded in political tension as Barcelona visit Atletico Madrid on Saturday in their first trip to the Spanish capital since a Catalan independence referendum marred by violence.Barca played their last match behind closed doors as the October 1 referendum, deemed illegal by the Spanish government, took place amid chaotic scenes as police seized ballot papers and clashed with voters leaving 92 injured, among nearly 900 who sought medical attention.“It was one of the worst moments we’ve experienced,” Barca captain Andres Iniesta told Catalunya radio this week. “It was a bit surreal.”Training with first team players and Jokin Ezkieta from B squad. Messi, Mascherano, Suárez, Paulinho back pic.twitter.com/zJsClHMhFP— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) October 13, 2017Iniesta, 33, signed a first ever “contract for life” at Barca last week, a day after calling on both sides of the political spectrum to negotiate.However, deep divisions remain despite Catalonia president Carles Puigdemont’s decision to suspend the effects of a unilateral declaration of independence on Tuesday.“It has reached a point which isn’t good for anyone,” added Iniesta. “Those in charge have to resolve it.”Only 250 tickets have been made available to away fans at Atletico’s new 68,000 capacity Wanda Metropolitano.However, many Atletico fans have taken to social media to encourage supporters not to politicise the match by waving Spanish flags by using the hashtag “our flag is red and white” on Twitter.? Messi? Ciutat Esportiva? #AtletiBarça pic.twitter.com/ZMAEMY9LT6— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) October 13, 2017– Pique ‘admirable’ –Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has been outspoken in his call for Catalonia’s right to self-determination, although he has never publicly backed independence for the region.Pique was jeered when playing for Spain in Alicante last week, but he received support for his willingness to speak out from Atletico defender Filipe Luis.“I am a fan of Pique even if at times I don’t agree with what he says,” the Brazilian told El Mundo.“He puts himself out there, he doesn’t hide behind his fame to not say what he thinks.“It is admirable and I wish more footballers were like him.”Despite a series of distractions, including the loss of Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain and calls for Barca president Josep Maria Bartomeu to resign on top of the Catalonia crisis, Barca have started La Liga with a perfect record after seven games.That spectacular form has been thanks to Lionel Messi’s 14 goals in 11 appearances for Barca this season, and the five-time World Player of the Year also rescued Argentina’s floundering World Cup qualifying campaign with a stunning hat-trick against Ecuador on Tuesday to ensure their place in Russia next year. “Messi is so good he can win La Liga himself with a mediocre team, which isn’t the case,” added Luis.“Barca have remained at the top for so many years thanks to him.”Atletico have yet to beat Barca in 11 La Liga meetings since Diego Simeone took charge in 2011.However, Barca are often vulnerable immediately after an international break with the likes of Messi and Luis Suarez only returning to training in Barcelona on Friday.“We are coming from the national team and they are an opponent that demands 200 percent from you,” added Iniesta.“If we are not at the level required, we don’t stand a chance.”Iniesta is, though, expected to be fit after missing Spain’s final World Cup qualifiers with a hamstring strain.New stadiums, new challenges. See you Saturday at the Wanda Metropolitano @Atleti ?? pic.twitter.com/xRT1RMKoRr— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) October 13, 2017Real Madrid are seven points adrift of Barca, but can close the gap at the top earlier on Saturday when they travel to Getafe.However, Real coach Zinedine Zidane will have to cope without the injured Gareth Bale, Keylor Navas, Dani Carvajal and Mateo Kovacic.Fixtures (all times GMT)FridayEspanyol v Levante (1900)SaturdayAthletic Bilbao v Sevilla (1100), Getafe v Real Madrid (1415), Alaves v Real Sociedad (1630), Atletico Madrid v Barcelona (1845)SundayEibar v Deportivo la Coruna (1000), Girona v Villarreal (1415), Malaga v Leganes (1630), Real Betis v Valencia (1845)MondayLas Palmas v Celta Vigo (1900)Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Inch Island residents affected by water outage

first_imgHomes, businesses and farms in the Inch Island area of Inishowen are without water this morning due to a burst water main.The issue is affecting properties in Inch Island, Magherabeg and surrounding areas.Irish Water crews are currently working on the burst. It is expected that the repairs will be completed by 4.30pm today (Tuesday). Supply may take 2-3 hours to fully return to all affected properties.Inch Island residents affected by water outage was last modified: October 22nd, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)last_img read more

If you thought Ron Burgundy was a hoot as a TV anchor, wait til you hear him call hockey

first_imgBurgundy/Ferrell (it’s difficult to know where the actor … CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the video on a mobile deviceIn the most inspired innovation to hit televised hockey since Fox slapped cartoon comet tails on the puck, Ron Burgundy served as a celebrity analyst on Thursday night’s clash between the Los Angeles Kings and San Jose Sharks.Burgundy, for the uninitiated, is a movie character — to be more precise, a witless TV anchorman — portrayed by Will Ferrell.last_img

Revised Gender Bill to go to Cabinet

first_img23 May 2013 Following public consultation on the Draft Women Empowerment and Gender Equality Bill, a revised Bill is expected to be presented to the Cabinet for its consideration ahead of its tabling in Parliament, says Minister for Women, Children and People with Disabilities Lulu Xingwana. Delivering her department’s budget vote speech in Parliament in Cape Town on Wednesday, Xingwana said the draft law, which the Cabinet approved for public consultation in August, aimed to enforce compliance in matters of gender mainstreaming and equality in both the public and private sector. “We believe that this Bill, once enacted, will become a powerful instrument to advance the objectives of gender equality and women empowerment,” Xingwana said.Gender-responsive budgeting Xingwana also announced that the Motsepe Foundation had completed a baseline study in partnership with her department, the Departments of Agriculture, Energy, Health, and Trade and Industry and Health, and United Nations agencies. This followed an undertaking made last year by her department, together with the Motsepe Foundation, to pursue the Women’s Budget Initiative to ensure that the country’s budgeting processes and allocations were gender-responsive. “Gender-responsive budgeting is an essential tool for development, poverty alleviation and redistribution. This output will reinvigorate multi-stakeholder gender-responsive budget analysis in South Africa.” Xingwana said her department had developed an integrated mainstreaming framework, as well as sector-specific monitoring and evaluation strategies to monitor progress made in realising women’s rights and empowerment. “We have also developed a quarterly reporting tool so that we can determine trends and progress or regression,” she said.Women in rural areas Xingwana also a call for more land to be allocated to women in South Africa. “During this year, the year of the women’s movement centenary, we will advocate that more land be allocated to women. We will ensure that the campaign includes young women and women with disabilities.” With regard to the Traditional Courts Bill, Xingwana said her department would continue to work with rural women and other stakeholders to ensure that the provisions of the Bill were consistent with the Constitution and the protection women’s rights. Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

Google’s Waymo self-driving cars kept offline to avoid hackers

first_imgFor Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In… 5 Ways IoT can Help to Reduce Automatic Vehicle… David Curry Related Posts IT Trends of the Future That Are Worth Paying A…center_img Google’s self-driving division, Waymo, has revealed that its cars receive limited internet access to minimize the window for hackers to penetrate the system.“Our cars communicate with the outside world only when they need to, so there isn’t a continuous line that’s able to be hacked, going into the car,” said Waymo CEO John Krafcik to the Financial Times. “When we say that our cars are autonomous, it’s not just that there’s not a human driver, but also that there is not a continuous cloud connection to the car.”See Also: Honda in talks with Google to build self-driving vehiclesMost of the calculations are done inside the car, which is capable of recognizing thousands of objects and understanding their purpose. Krafcik said that the car opens the portal to the internet to send and receive traffic reports, but for the most part remains offline.Having the car offline for most of the journey and while idle makes it near impossible for hackers to break in from a remote location. It would require knowledge of when the car is sending data to Google’s servers and a way to tap into that encrypted channel.Waymo cars a lot safer?This could make Waymo’s cars a lot safer than some other options on the road in 2025, when most vendors expect infrastructure and regulations to be in place for self-driving cars. BMW, Intel, and Mobileye have already referenced 5G wireless service as a key inflection point for self-driving cars and Audi doesn’t see mass adoption before 5G availability.The need for 5G internet suggests that cars from BMW, Audi, and a few other manufacturers will be always-online, tapping into a massive stream of traffic, weather, and object data. That may reduce the size of some of these cars, which don’t require teraflops of processing power to run efficiently.While the back-end of the car’s systems may be kept offline, we assume Google will offer a plethora of services and screens for riders to use, which will be connected to the internet. These two systems will most likely be separate, to avoid any security complications. Break the Mold with Real-World Logistics AI and… Tags:#autonomous cars#cyber security#driverless cars#Google#IoT#Self-Driving#transport#Waymo last_img read more

Arcadia Shipmanagement Disposes of Suezmax Tanker

first_imgzoom Greek shipping company Arcadia Shipmanagement has decided to sell Aegean Navigator, a Suezmax tanker, to Shipping Corporation of India (SCI), according to data provided by VesselsValue. The 158,700 dwt vessel was sold for USD 31 million on January 27, 2017.Market value of the crude oil carrier currently stands at USD 28.25 million, VesselsValue’s data shows.Aegean Navigator, which has a length of 274.5 meters and a width of 48 meters, was constructed by South Korea’s Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) in 2007.In December 2016, Arcadia sold its oldest Aframax tanker, Aegean Pride, to an undisclosed party from China.The company’s fleet is currently comprised of 14 vessels, according to information provided by VesselsValue.Last year, three Suezmax newbuildings, Aegean Marathon, Aegean Dream and Aegean Unity, joined Arcadia’s fleet. Three more 159,000 dwt newbuildings are scheduled for delivery in 2017.Following its delivery in May 2016, the first of six oil tanker newbuildings was submitted for Green Award certification.Arcadia revealed its plans to have all of the six newbuildings certified by Green Award. Green Award assesses the quality, safety and environmental protection standards of a ship manager and its ships.last_img read more

Joel Rafael And Lance Canales Pay Tribute To 28 Mexican Workers Who

first_imgOn January 28th at 10 AM songwriters Joel Rafael and Lance Canales will pay tribute to the 28 ‘Deportees’ on the 66th anniversary of their untimely death.The event will air on KFCF 88.1 Rick Flores’ Waste Land of the Free radio program.During WWII the U.S. Federal government created a program to bring Mexican workers to the U.S. while troops were fighting abroad. Once they had completed their work they were taken back to Mexico. On January 28, 1948 a group of these workers were returning to Mexico when their plane crashed in Los Gatos Canyon killing everyone on board. Rather than being given a proper memorial, the 28 victims were buried in a mass grave with a plaque labeled “Mexican Nationals.”The incident inspired Woody Guthrie’s “Deportee (Plane Wreck at Los Gatos)” which both Rafael and Canales along with Bob Dylan, Pete Seeger and Bruce Springsteen have all recorded. After much research the victims were identified last year, and a headstone with their names was installed and dedicated on September 2, 2013 at Holy Cross Cemetery.On the anniversary of the crash, Lance Canales and Joel Rafael will appear on KFCF 88.1 Rick Flores’ Waste Land of the Free radio program, during the hour that the accident occurred, to talk about the incident and the event from 10AM- Noon. They will be joined by writer Tim Z. Hernandez and descendent of two of the victims, Jaime Ramidez.Source:PR Newswirelast_img read more

Premier Dwight Ball makes announcement regarding the Muskrat Falls Project

first_imgAn announcement was made regarding the Muskrat Falls Project from the Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, Dwight Ball.Premier Ball was joined by the Honourable Siobhan Coady, Minister of Natural Resources, as well as the Honourable Andrew Parsons, Minister of Justice and Public Safety.Courtesy GovNLlast_img

Camp Cloud gets support from Coldwater Indian Band

first_img(Camp Cloud spokesperson Kwitsel Tatel poses with Coldwater elder Sonny Oppenheimer, who hand delivered his band’s letter to water protectors on Saturday. Photo: Justin Brake/APTN)Justin BrakeAPTN NewsThe Coldwater Indian Band has thrown its support behind Camp Cloud as water protectors there continue to stand their ground against the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion while facing possible eviction at the hands of police.On Saturday Elder Sonny Oppenheimer visited the camp on Burnaby Mountain to hand deliver a letter from chief and council written after water protectors were given a 72-hour eviction notice.Read the letter here: Coldwater Indian Band“We here at Coldwater Indian Band offer our support in standing up against Kinder Morgan and the Government of Canada in protecting OUR land and water,” reads the July 19 message, signed by councillor W. Gerome Garcia.“As we are at the headwaters of the Nlaka’pamux our ancestral belief is ‘Water is power’ and it needs to be protected.”Coldwater has been fighting the federal government and Kinder Morgan over an alleged failure to adequately consult with the band and over the routing of the pipeline expansion, which they say will cut through the community’s aquifer and threaten its members’ drinking water.After reading the letter aloud to water protectors Camp Cloud spokesperson Kwitsel Tatel thanked the band for their support and said she would also like to hear from the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs and the Assembly of First Nation national chief candidates, who will be in Vancouver for the AFN election this week.“The Coldwater Indian Band is supporting Camp Cloud, and I am so happy,” Tatel said in a Facebook livestream Saturday, adding she has expressed her support for the band’s fight against the pipeline running through its aquifer.Speaking to water protectors around the sacred fire shortly after, Oppenheimer highlighted the significance of the threat to his people’s drinking water.“The people that are around you that are in their homes, and yet they can turn the water on and think nothing of it. And they drink their coffee. Can you imagine if the runoff through that tap was contaminated — what would they do? What kind of life would you have? You’d have no life,” he said.Here’s what elder Sonny Oppenheimer from Coldwater Indian Band said to #CampCloud water protectors gathered around sacred fire Saturday evening. 2/2 #transmountain #bcpoli @APTNNews pic.twitter.com/Opay3u10zd— Justin Brake (@JustinBrakeNews) July 22, 2018“It’s just sad how people treat Mother Earth and her gifts,” he continued. “I really thank you guys for standing and being present, and for what you do. All the warriors that you have in your heart, that down one day it’ll be mentioned to your grandchildren: this is what my grandmother did, this is what my grandfather did.”On Saturday, a few hours after their 72-hour eviction notice from the City of Burnaby expired, Camp Cloud held a press conference to announce they will continue to stand their ground on Burnaby Mountain.On Monday they say they’re scheduled to meet with the City’s manager, Lambert Chu.“The sacred fire at Camp Cloud is as old as our nations,” Tatel said Saturday at the press conference.“We are here to raise awareness for the health and safety of all people and all animals. We are here to express our opposition to this expansion for public safety, public interest and public health. We are meeting our responsibilities to that end at Camp Cloud.”[email protected]@justinbrakenewslast_img read more