Angels calm fans’ nerves

first_imgANAHEIM – While many of their fans were disappointed that they didn’t acquire a big bat in the off-season to protect Vladimir Guerrero, the Angels on Saturday said they don’t know what all the fuss is about. After taking a year off, the Angels held their third fanfest in the past four years on Saturday in the Angel Stadium parking lot. Between 25,000 and 30,000 fans came out to meet and great their favorite players before they leave for spring training. ben.villa@presstelegram.com (566) 499-1338 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Pitchers and catchers report to Tempe, Ariz., on Wednesday. “We set out to strengthen the club this off-season and while we did it differently than we originally planned, the bottom line is winning games and we think we’re going to win a lot of them,” general manager Bill Stoneman said. center_img “Our strength is in our pitching and we think we improved that by signing Justin Speier, who will add depth to our bullpen, and we strengthened our defense greatly by signing Gary Matthews Jr. to play center field.” Last season, the Angels had trouble scoring runs but finished second in the American League West behind the Oakland A’s. But before the 2006 season ended, owner Arte Moreno guaranteed the Angels would do something big this off-season. While that never transpired, it’s not like they sat on their hands, either. In addition to Speier and Matthews Jr., who batted .313 last season with 19 home runs and 79 RBIs, the Angels also signed Shea Hillenbrand, who batted .277 last year with 21 home runs while splitting time between the Toronto Blue Jays and San Francisco Giants. “We offered Alfonso Soriano $118 million to come here but it didn’t work out,” Moreno said. “And after I made that guarantee last year, I learned that maybe I shouldn’t put my foot in my mouth anymore. “But I told Bill, if you want to make a move during the season that will improve the club, don’t worry about the budget, money won’t be a problem.” last_img read more


Deep roots, eyes on the future

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A Valley institution, the Daily News has roots stretching back to 1911. As the San Fernando Valley has grown and changed phenomenally over the years, so has the Daily News — one of the Valley’s oldest businesses. The Van Nuys Call published its first issue Oct. 13, 1911. Six weeks later, Frank Keefer, a newspaper reporter from Pittsburgh, bought the paper from its founder, E.R. Elkins, and renamed it the Van Nuys News. The weekly paper was a noisy booster for its home community but also reported big stories of the day such as the coming of electricity to the area in 1912. The News started publishing twice a week in 1922. In 1932, Keefer sold his interest to William Colfax Markham and his sons and daughter, Maurice, Ralph and Miriam. They joined with one of Keefer’s earlier partners, Walter Mendenhall, who then became editor. His son, Ferdinand Mendenhall, was editor after his father. In the 1940s, to set itself apart from the competition, the paper started printing its front page on green paper and, in 1953, changed its name to the Valley News and Green Sheet. The paper came out three days a week in 1954, and four days in 1959. In the 1960s, the Valley News and Green Sheet expanded its coverage to the Conejo, Simi and Santa Clarita valleys. In 1973, the Markham and Mendenhall families sold the paper for $25 million to the Tribune Co., publisher of The Chicago Tribune. The company dropped the green front page in 1976, started printing seven days a week in 1979 and, in 1981, stopped free distribution and changed the name to the Daily News. Then, in 1985, Jack Kent Cooke, the owner of the Washington Redskins and New York City’s Chrysler Building, bought the Daily News for $176 million. On May 31, 1987, he moved the operation to its current 132,000-square-foot building at 21221 Oxnard St. In 1990, a new printing plant was opened in Valencia. Cooke died in 1997, and his estate sold the paper to MediaNews Group, headed by President and Chief Executive Officer William Dean Singleton. The sale price was not disclosed. Today, the Daily News has a Sunday circulation of nearly 200,000. In addition, anyone in the world with Internet access can read its coverage instantly, any time, by accessing the paper’s World Wide Web site: www.dailynews.com.last_img read more


CONFIRMED: Newcastle land defender Grant Hanley from Blackburn in £5.5m deal

first_img Grant Hanley in action for Blackburn Newcastle have completed the signing of Grant Hanley from Blackburn Rovers.The Scotland international defender has penned a five-year contract with the Magpies after they agreed a £5.5m fee with their Championship rivals.“I’m over the moon and delighted to be here,” said Hanley.“It is a fantastic opportunity to come and play at such a big club and one that I couldn’t turn down.“It is an exciting step in my career but it doesn’t stop there. This is just the start and I am looking forward to helping Newcastle get back into the Premier League.”Hanley had been at Ewood Park since joining the club from Glasgow Rangers as a 16-year-old in 2008.He made 200 appearances for Rovers, scoring nine goals.Hanley is the sixth signing made by Rafa Benitez this summer as the Spaniard bids to lead the relegated club back to the Premier League at the first attempt.He follows Dwight Gayle, Matt Ritchie, Matz Sels, Jesus Gamez and Isaac Hayden to St James’ Park. 1last_img read more


Dorsey leads Memphis in win

first_img No. 14 Maryland 99, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 73: Nik Caner-Medley scored a season-high 23 points and Chris McCray added 16 to lead the host Terrapins to their sixth straight win. No. 20 George Washington 72, Temple 60: Maureece Rice scored 14 points and Mike Hall had 12 points and 11 rebounds to lead visiting George Washington in the Atlantic 10 Conference opener for both teams. Joey Dorsey scored 14 points on 7-for-7 shooting and had nine rebounds and six blocks to lead No. 4 Memphis to an 83-50 victory over visiting Middle Tennessee on Wednesday night. The Tigers (12-2) rebounded from Monday’s 69-58 loss to No. 15 Texas. Their other loss was to No. 1 Duke in the Preseason NIT championship game. Rodney Carney led Memphis with 19 points, while Antonio Anderson had 13 and Robert Dozier 12. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson No. 22 Pittsburgh 100, Notre Dame 97, (2 OT ): Ronald Ramon hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 15 seconds left in the second overtime and host Pittsburgh withstood Chris Quinn’s 37 points and frantic Notre Dame comebacks at the end of regulation and the first overtime. WOMEN No. 1 Tennessee 66, South Carolina 51: Tye’sha Fluker had 14 of her 18 points in the second half to lead No. 1 Tennessee to its 32nd straight win over host South Carolina. Missouri 64, No. 4 Baylor 61: Latoya Bond scored 21 points and host Missouri ended defending champion and No. 4 Baylor’s 30-game winning streak. No. 7 Connecticut 80, Georgetown 38: Ann Strother scored 19 of her 23 points in the first half and host No. 7 Connecticut won its sixth straight. center_img St. John’s 66, No. 12 Notre Dame 63: Angela Clark scored 18 points and St. John’s held on to beat visiting No. 12 Notre Dame for the first time. No. 18 Oklahoma 87, Iowa St. 67: Chelsi Welch matched her career high with 23 points, and twins Courtney and Ashley Paris each had a double-double to lead No. 18 Oklahoma on the road. No. 25 Virginia Tech 91, High Point 52: Kerri Gardin scored 15 points and Dawn Chriss had 13 as No. 25 Virginia Tech rebounded from its first loss at home. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


‘GAME OF THRONES’ DIRECTORS SCOUTING DONEGAL FOR FILM LOCATIONS

first_imgSCENES for TV hit ‘Games of Thrones’ could be filmed in Donegal next year, Donegal Daily has learned.Directors from the series – most of which is filmed in the North – have visited a number of locations in the county including sea stacks off the west coast, Glenveagh National Park and parts of Inishowen.The Game of Thrones filming franchise selected the North as one of its three main filming locations for, among other reasons, the beauty of the locations. They set up home in Belfast and almost five years later, Titanic Studios now stand where the previously derelict area where the Titanic was built.With a little set dressing and tweaking, some of the most majestic locations in Northern Ireland become part and parcel of Westeros.Locations in the North include the marble arch caves in Fermanagh, a former quarry in Magheramourne, the Cushenden Caves and Ballintoy Harbour.Downhill Beach in Co Derry has been another location. Tourists flock from all over the world to take a 4-day trip around the locations.Now Donegal could be added to the list.We understand location managers have been impressed with what they have seen so far in the search for new back-drops for the hit TV franchise.Easy access to the county is said to be one of the pulling factors for HBO who make the medieval fantasy.‘GAME OF THRONES’ DIRECTORS SCOUTING DONEGAL FOR FILM LOCATIONS was last modified: June 20th, 2016 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:Donega;donegalfilm locationGame Of Throneslast_img read more


THE SKY(FALL) IS THE LIMIT FOR EVA AS SHE SCOOPS €10,000

first_imgA well-known Letterkenny woman has scooped a cool €10,000 in cash on a radio show.Eva McCloskey is a popular employee at Letterkenny Credit Union.She sent in a simple text to 2FM who asked who sang the song SkyFall? Of course the answer is Adele and just a few hours later she was €10,000 richer.Eva, 27, who is from Glencar, and the daughter of Michael and Grace McCloskey, knows what she is doing with her cash.Despite encouragement by her credit union boss, Gordon Randals, to save the lot, Eva has other plans!“I will save some of it but I’m also planning a little shopping spree. “I can’t believe I won €10,000 so easily. All I send was a text.“Mind you I haven’t got the cheque just yet. I hope it’s not all one big joke,” she laughed. THE SKY(FALL) IS THE LIMIT FOR EVA AS SHE SCOOPS €10,000 was last modified: March 14th, 2013 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:2FMcredit unionEva McCloskeylast_img read more


Errigal climbers’ path project reaches midway point

first_imgThe challenges of increased footfall at Errigal are being examined as part of an ambitious work plan, called the ASCENT project.Promoting sustainable access to uplands and natural environments is what the ASCENT project is looking to achieve and this 3 year environmental project is now reaching its midway point.The project which links seven areas of natural beauty in Ireland, Northern Ireland, Finland, Iceland and Norway is focusing on sites that are facing challenges with increased visitor numbers and unregulated access including Errigal Mountain in Donegal. Rosita Mahony is the Project Co-ordinator in Donegal County Council and explains that in Donegal this project is working closely with a range of stakeholders including the local community to see how best to achieve sustainable access to this increasingly popular mountain.Rosita Mahony (centre) with speakers at the recent ASCENT Guiding Principles Workshop in Tollymore Centre“To date work at Errigal has included the installation of visitor monitoring equipment to quantify usage and to monitor changes over time and a phased approach has been agreed in consultation with the Errigal Stakeholders Committee for repair and restoration works to be undertaken through the ASCENT project.  Agreement was reached late last year on a single route and the next step is to proceed with an environmental assessment in line with current conservation objectives for Errigal”.The ASCENT project which is led by Donegal County Council has an ambitious work plan which centres on achieving sustainable access to upland areas through many measures including site specific management plans and the implementation of innovative measures to restore habitats and limit further damage, occurring with increased footfall on those sensitive and vulnerable environments.Large attendance at the ‘Managing Upland Paths – are Good Principles Enough’ ASCENT workshop recently in Tollymore CentreAn important part of the project is about partners sharing their experiences and insights into the impacts of unregulated access in upland areas which will help inform and guide upland path management policy.  The ‘Managing Upland Paths – are Good Principles Enough?’ workshop was held at the Tollymore Centre in the shadows of the Mourne Mountains recently with stakeholders from Ireland, the UK and Iceland participating.  Key issues were shared, common challenges discussed and recommendations for Guiding Principles for managing erosion in environmentally sensitive landscapes were offered. ASCENT is funded by the Northern Periphery and Arctic Programme (2014 – 2020) under Interreg VB and the European Regional Development Fund under Programme Axis 4, Objective 4, which seeks to increase the capacity of remote and sparsely populated communities for sustainable environmental management.  For more on this project visit @AscentProjectNPA on Facebook.Errigal climbers’ path project reaches midway point was last modified: March 20th, 2018 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) Tags:ASCENT Guiding Principles WorkshopDonegal County CouncilRosita Mahonylast_img read more


Back-to-school recipes featuring eggs

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest With school back in session and families establishing new routines, EGGsperts from some of the nation’s top egg farming states, including the Ohio Egg Marketing Program, and top food bloggers have come together to share easy, kid-friendly dinner recipes to keep weeknights stress-free. Dish on Eggs offers 24 simple dinner recipes, starring the incredible egg, that are sure to please even the pickiest eaters. As part of the campaign, consumers can also enter to win a free year’s supply of eggs and download a free e-cookbook at www.DishOnEggs.com.“Using eggs to make dinner on school nights is a smart choice because of their extreme versatility,” said Jim Chakeres, executive vice president of the Ohio Egg Marketing Program. “Eggs are easy to make and are the perfect addition to dozens of favorite kids’ recipes like the pizza and tacos featured by Dish on Eggs.”Participating organizations in the back-to-school recipe exchange include: the Ohio Egg Marketing Program (OH), Iowa Egg Council (IA), Pacific Egg and Poultry Association (CA), North Carolina Egg Association (NC), Virginia Egg Council (VA), Chicken & Egg Association of Minnesota (MN), Michigan Allied Poultry Industries (MI), and the Colorado Egg Producers (CO).A sampling of the featured recipes on DishOnEggs.com includes Ohio’s specific dishes:B.E.L.T. Pizza – A thin pizza crust topped with bacon, eggs, lettuce, tomato and cheese, and served with creamy ranch dressingOne-Skillet Mediterranean Poached Eggs – Turkey sausage and cannellini beans coated in marinara sauce and fresh herbs, topped with eggs and cooked in a single skilletParticipating egg experts have also partnered with top food bloggers from their states to develop additional easy, weeknight recipes featuring eggs. These recipes will also be included on the website and in the free, downloadable e-cookbook. Consumers will fall in love with A Cedar Spoon’s Southwest Egg Tacos which features black beans, eggs, cheese and a variety of southwest toppings.“In addition to being an important part of many family’s favorite dinner recipes, eggs also offer great nutritional benefits,” Chakeres said. “One large egg is packed with six grams of high-quality protein and other nutrients to help students stay fueled and focused in school.”Consumers can access all 24 egg recipes or download the e-cookbook by visiting www.DishOnEggs.com. On the website, egg lovers can also enter to win a year’s supply of eggs. To enter, individuals must submit their contact information, state where they reside, and their favorite dinner-egg dish by Sept. 30 on www.DishOnEggs.com.In addition, consumers can join the celebration and win egg-cellent prizes during a Twitter party from 9-10 p.m. ET on September 19. During the party, the egg experts will be available to answer questions on egg preparation, cooking tips and egg safety information. Giveaways will also be provided. Join the party on Twitter using #DishOnEggs. For more information about the campaign, visit www.DishOnEggs.com.Eggs play an important role in Ohio’s economy. Ohio is one of the top egg farming states in the nation, producing almost 9 billion eggs each year, valued at about $480 million. For additional recipes and information about Ohio’s egg farmers, visit www.OhioEggs.com.last_img read more


LogicKeyboard’s New Backlit ASTRA Keyboard Shines Bright

first_imgLight It UpThe main feature of the ASTRA is the backlight, which is customizable to five different light levels. I personally love backlit keyboards. After using a backlit keyboard for the first time on a Macbook Pro, I couldn’t go back. As an editor, I often work in dimly lit edit suites. At my previous job, they had a keyboard with two small USB-powered lights attached to the keyboard, and I really didn’t like that setup. I definitely would’ve preferred the ASTRA. Backlit keyboards are the way to go. Speaking of go, if you’re on the move and want to bring the ASTRA with you, check out the LogicGo Keyboard Bag.If you’re a fan of keyboard shortcuts and backlit keyboards, you really can’t go wrong with the ASTRA.Which editing keyboard do you prefer? Let us know in the comments. Durability and DesignLogicKeyboard products are beautiful — both the packaging and the products. I’ve been using a LogicSkin on my Macbook Pro for several months now, and I can’t even tell you how many times people have noticed and asked about it. This is because the skin is so colorful. Both the LogicSkin and the new ASTRA keyboard use color-coded keys to categorize and group keyboard shortcuts. This makes the shortcuts easily identifiable when editing. In addition to the beautiful design, the ASTRA is also very durable. When you hold and use the ASTRA, it truly feels like a very high-quality product. Ease of UseThe ASTRA is a breeze to use. It is plug and play — no drivers required. It comes with two USB connectors, one for the keyboard and one for a USB hub. You will find two additional USB ports on the back of the keyboard. When you aren’t using your software application, the ASTRA functions as a standard keyboard. If you are confused with any of the keyboard shortcuts, simply look them up in the ASTRA documentation, which explains every shortcut in detail. In addition to the color-coded system, it uses icons on each key. I find it much easier to quickly reference a shortcut visually with an icon.center_img Tired of editing in the dark? Let LogicKeyboard’s new Backlit ASTRA light your way.LogicKeyboard offers a wide variety of keyboards for both Mac and PC. You can pick up a backlit ASTRA keyboard for Premiere Pro, Media Composer, Pro Tools, Final Cut, and a handful of other brands. The nice folks over at LogicKeyboard sent me an ASTRA series designed specifically for Premiere Pro on the Mac. I’ve had some time to tinker with it, so here are my thoughts on this wonderful product.last_img read more


ScienceShot: Fire Is Blackening ‘Earth’s Lungs’

first_imgThe vast expanses of rainforest that make up the Amazon Basin have been called the lungs of the planet, as they breathe in carbon dioxide and release oxygen. Now, findings from biweekly airplane flights over the jungle show how a severe drought choked these lungs, constricting the uptake of carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas. Worse, fires released tremendous amounts of carbon into the atmosphere, exacerbating global warming. The measurements started in 2010, during a drought year, and showed that the Amazon overall released 480 million metric tons of carbon into the atmosphere, the team reports today in Nature. (Slightly more went up in smoke, but the difference was taken up by the vegetation.) The next year was wet. The plants stored 250 million tons of carbon, just about compensating for the carbon released by forest fires. Scientists are concerned that climate change—with rising temperatures and more droughts—will reduce the rainforest’s storage of carbon and in turn hinder its ability to slow the pace of global warming.See more ScienceShots.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)last_img read more