Pearl Jam & Soundgarden Supergroup Returns With First Ever Tour Announcement

March 2, 2021

first_imgWoah. 90’s super group Temple of the Dog have announced their first ever tour dates! Featuring Mike McCready, Stone Gossard, and Jeff Ament from Pearl Jam and Chris Cornell and Matt Cameron from Soundgarden (Cameron also is the long-time touring drummer for PJ), the Seattle-based outfit is hitting the road in support of the 25th anniversary of their self-titled album, the only album they ever released.Temple of the Dog formed after the death of Andrew Wood,  the lead singer from seminal grunge band Mother Love Bone. Chris Cornell was actually Wood’s roomate at the time of his passing, and asked the remaining members of Mother Love Bone to record two songs with him, written out of the grief he experienced after his friend’s untimely passing. Ament and Gossard were in MLB, and recruited a pre-Pearl Jam McCready and a pre-Soundgarden Cameron to join them in the studio. Pearl Jam was also being formed at this time, and front man Eddie Vedder sings backup vocals on a few tracks for the Temple of the Dog album, which eventually led to the classic Cornell / Veddar vocal duet on “Hunger Strike”, which ended up peaking at No. 4 on the Billboard charts as an unexpected hit single.With a warm-up show at the Tower Theater in Philadelphia, PA, the band will then hit Madison Square Garden, followed by a three-date West Coast run from the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, in San Francisco, The Forum in Los Angeles, and a homecoming show at the tiny Paramount Theater in Seattle.Lead singer Chris Cornell had this to say about the unlikely reunion:“We wanted to do the one thing we never got to do…play shows and see what it feels like to be the band that we walked away from 25 years ago…Temple was about making an album simply for the joy of doing it. We weren’t concerned what anyone outside of our group of friends would think of it. It was the first and maybe only stress-free album that we all made. This is something no one has ever seen. We wanted to stop and recognize that we did this and pay homage.”Rhythym guitar player Stone Gossard called the Temple of the Dog record:“…the easiest and most beautiful record that we’ve ever been involved with.” Check out the music video for their 1991 hit “Hunger Strike” for a taste:Find full tour date details below, and head to the Temple of the Dog website for any more information on this special, one-time-only tour.Temple of the Dog Tour Dates11/04/2016 – The Tower Theater, Philadelphia, PA11/07/2016 – Madison Square Garden, New York, NY11/11/2016 – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, CA11/14/2016 – The Forum, Los Angeles, CA11/20/2016 – Paramount Theater, Seattle, WAlast_img read more

If Technology is an Enabler, Shouldn’t it be Easy to Embrace?

February 27, 2021

first_imgMedical visionaries and public health experts around the world are documenting the growing use of digital technologies and their ability to empower the patient, enable the doctor, and keep the well from getting sick.More and more of these leaders understand technology is a tool that has the potential to improve our lives. And, I’m sure they would agree that in the throes of our transformation to a digital world we should also consider how easy it is for everyone to embrace the technology.At Dell EMC Services, we take the rapid adoption and optimization of these digital technologies very seriously – in fact, this is the very essence of our mission. Allow me to share a few examples of our newest services offerings and capabilities…Monetizing Internet of Things (IoT)IoT could ultimately drive a multi-trillion dollar impact on the global economy, according to Internet of Things Institute, but how will we take advantage of all that data? Your company doesn’t need a big data strategy; they need a business strategy that includes big data, analytics and the enabler: IoT. In addition to being one of the few tier-one IoT appliance providers in the market, Dell EMC is making IoT adoption easier with a new service and coming workshop.The IoT Technology Advisory service helps organizations identify the IoT capabilities required to leverage big data from sensors, beacons, mobile phones, wearables, and other connected devices. The IoT Monetization Workshop will deliver data, analytics, and technology roadmaps that enable organizations to start their IoT journey sooner than later.Expediting Azure and Hybrid CloudWith some industry pundits estimating the Infrastructure/Platform as a service (IaaS/PaaS) market will grow by nearly 20 percent CAGR in the next few years, ease of adoption is paramount.Our new Microsoft Azure services will help customers implement and integrate Azure Stack into their existing environments and optimize hybrid operations. For example, we can help Azure adopters build new delivery capabilities such as DaaS using Microsoft SQL Server, new application APIs, and new IaaS services, and integrate these into service catalogs.Plus, leveraging our expertise with hybrid cloud platforms, we’ve engineered an optimal rack integration that ensures a consistent build. Once the rack is in place, our engineers configure and integrate the hybrid cloud environment for a fully operational platform that’s ready to deliver services. All of this with the end goal of accelerating time to value.Decreasing Data Migration AngstData migration is often the scariest and most challenging step in implementing new technology.To change that, we’re continuing to make improvements in our Intelligent Data Mobility (IDM) strategy and methodology—from physical and virtual mapping to requirements gathering and planning, from storage scripts to audit and clean up—we are providing a predictable, streamlined approach to data migration across many of our data center products.Combining Best-in-Class Service ExperiencesAnother example of easing the embrace of new technology is in infrastructure adoption and productivity through personalized control and prevention—using sensors, IoT, analytics, and self-service to remove blinds spots in deployment processes and take the “break” out of break-fix.With insights and input from our customers and partners, we’ll soon be bringing the best of both worlds—EMC and Dell’s expert support and deployment—into a consistent, complete experience across our entire joint product line under the ProSupport and ProDeploy banners.The combined power of the high-touch, personalized approach EMC is known for, and the efficiency and scale that enables Dell to deliver best-in-class services to broad global markets, gives us tremendous leverage in our ability to drive digital advantage for each customer.As we continue to integrate our portfolios, we’ll ensure customers and partners can utilize our services and the technology they count on in the ways they’ve become accustomed to while we innovate, extend and expand.Plus, we are finding innovative ways to simplify maintenance pricing; for example, we just announced our new Clear Price Maintenance framework for consistent and predictable storage appliance maintenance costs.Pinpointing Transformation Sweet Spots for Telecom Services Providers Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) is gaining momentum throughout the telecom, carrier and network services community because it can significantly improve service-delivery costs, and accelerate deployment and time-to-value. As more service providers look to transform their networks many are having difficulty establishing the right entry point.From where-to-start to proofs-of-concept, from financial justifications to OPEX savings, our network virtualization services are designed to help companies assess their current infrastructure and begin their NFV journey with minimal investment and network disruption.Transforming the Concept of PC OwnershipA big part of simplifying the embrace of digistructure is helping our customers get immediate access to the best technologies and services on the market. Thus, the introduction of our new PCs as a Service (PCaaS).Dell’s PCaaS will combine hardware, software, and services—including deployment, support, managed services, asset recovery— and financing into one all-encompassing service – providing a single, predictable price per seat per month.PCaaS will help reduce the burden and cost of IT management over the complete lifetime of the PC, enabling IT to focus on more strategic priorities and getting your doers into new technology faster.Digital Technologies Will Continue to GrowThe health world represents just one facet of digital technology and its potential; the belief in leveraging exponentially-growing technology is true for many disciplines. That’s exactly the universal power for good that the digital transformation promises.For that reason, at Dell EMC Services, we take your rapid adoption and optimization of digital technologies very seriously. As we like to say, we make digital transformation a reality. Drop me a comment below or contact your Dell EMC sales representative for more information.last_img read more

Compost Critters

January 17, 2021

first_imgAntsAnts like to use dry, undisturbed soil for their nests. If you’re seeing a lot of ants in you pile, it’s likely that the pile is too dry and that you’re not turning it enough. Compost piles work best when the entire pile is as damp as a wrung out sponge and should be turned at least once a week. Fly Larvae, fliesMaggots, politely known as fly larvae, are often a sign that your compost is too wet or contains too much kitchen waste. They won’t harm the compost. However, if they become a nuisance, gardeners should try covering their compost during rainy periods in an effort to keep the pile a little drier. Also, avoid “dump and run composting” to minimize the presence of flies. Whenever you add food scraps into your pile, be sure to bury them into the pile — don’t just dump it and leave it. CentipedesCentipedes usually appear in dry compost piles. They’re predators who feed on other insects in the pile. They are not a problem, but gardeners should keep an eye out because they can bite and sting if provoked. Mice and ratsMice and rats will visit your compost pile often if it’s a reliable source of kitchen scraps. If they become a problem, turn your pile more frequently and be sure to bury you food waste in the pile. If you continue to have a problem with mice and rats, you may want to stop adding food scraps to your pile for awhile, or use traps to control them. Rodent-resistant bins are available for those who continue to have problems with mice and rats. SnakesSnakes only hang around compost bins if their preferred food source — rats and mice — can be found nearby. If gardeners see snakes coming out of their compost bins, it’s a good sign that they have a rodent problem. Turning the compost more often should solve both problems. The bad guysThere are insects and animals that composters need to watch out for because they almost always indicate a problem with the compost bin. Possums and raccoonsPossums and raccoons are only after one thing: food scraps. Like with mice, turning the compost often and burying food scraps should cut down on nighttime visitors to the compost pile. However, some raccoons have been known to dig through a pile to find something that smells especially scrumptious. This is one reason why composters should avoid putting meat scraps in their piles. To further dissuade raccoons from digging through compost, gardeners can use an enclosed plastic compost bin or line the sides, bottom and tops of their bins with wire mesh. Keep a weighted lid on top of the pile if the raccoons in your neighborhood are particularly crafty.center_img Gardeners are likely to see a whole community of living things in their compost piles — from millipedes and roaches to worms and small mammals. While most of this activity is natural and great for compost, some uninvited guests can indicate a problem with the compost pile.UGA Extension offers the Georgia Master Composter program, which suggests the following tips to guide gardeners through the complex ecosystem that is their backyard compost bin. This information is designed to help them identify potential composting pitfalls by keeping track of the bin’s residents. Most are good guysMost of the critters that gardeners see when they peer into their compost piles need to be there in order for compost to happen. Earthworms, white worms, sow bugs, pill bugs, millipedes, snails, slugs and mites all help break down the organic matter in the compost pile. They work with a web of microscopic organisms and fungi to turn garden and kitchen scraps into the black gold composters are after. Other insects and invertebrates are there to eat this all-star team of decomposers, and that’s OK too. Centipedes, springtails, beetles and other predators add nutrients to the pile in other ways and keep the primary decomposer populations in check. That said, when compost piles reach a certain stage in their decomposition, they become too hot to host many of these insects. So, an absence of insects is not necessarily a problem. last_img read more

Australia’s residential vacancy rate tightest it has been in years

September 28, 2020

first_imgVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:09Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:09 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p360p360p216p216pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenWhy rental affordability is a problem02:09Brisbane has seen its vacancy rate fall while Sydney is treading water with over 19,000 homes vacant.The national vacancy rate has dropped to its lowest level in just over four and a half years, with it now harder to find a home to rent in Brisbane than Sydney – though nowhere near as shocking as Hobart.Nationally the rate hit 2 per cent with 67,350 properties vacant across the capitals — of which Sydney alone now makes up 28 per cent.There were just over 9,000 homes up for rent in Brisbane in October, with its vacancy rates shrinking 0.2 percentage points to 2.7 per cent in the month.That was 0.1 percentage point tighter than Sydney at the moment (2.8 per cent), where there were now over 19,400 homes sitting vacant — the highest the city has been in 13 years according to the latest SQM Research vacancy report.Last year — when the two cities made up a third of all vacancies — the gap between the East Coast pair was just 1,721, but that’s busted out to over 10,300 more vacancies in the NSW capital over Brisbane.MORE:Zero tolerance in ‘Schoolie-proof’ zonesBrisbane housing market ‘back on the map’The true shocker in the data though was the situation that continues to face Hobartian renters dealing with just 78 properties vacant in October — the tightest vacancy rate in the country of just 0.3 per cent.Only Canberra came close to that (0.6 per cent), while Adelaide was sitting on 1.1 per cent vacancy rate, Melbourne 1.6 per cent. Perth was also seeing significant tightening to (3.3 per cent), though it had come off a relatively high rate compared to October 2017 (4.4 per cent). The highest vacancy rate was out of Darwin (3.8 per cent) where there were 1,170 properties up for rent last month.SQM Research managing director Louis Christopher said the falls across many smaller cities drove the national vacancy rate down despite Sydney busting out by a full percentage point compared to the same time last year.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus15 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market15 hours ago“In Hobart, there is a severe shortage of rental accommodation with just 78 properties available to rent, and rents are rising quickly, with no slowdown in sight.“In Canberra too, where many renters live, there are just 387 rental properties available, putting upward pressure on rents. Melbourne’s vacancy rate has remained at low levelsover the year. In contrast, we are seeing a surplus of rental properties in Sydney andrental costs are falling, a trend we expect to continue into 2019.”Brisbane (9,024) now also has less rental properties available than Melbourne (9,320).The SQM Research weekly rents index saw both houses and units fall in Sydney (-2.6 per cent) and Darwin (-8.4 per cent) over the year to October.SQM calculates vacancies “based on online rental listings that have been advertised for three weeks or more compared to the total number of established rental properties”.FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON TWITTERlast_img read more

Instead of offering assisted suicide, let’s help those who are suffering

September 27, 2020

first_imgStuff 19 June 2019Family First Comment: “I find the End of Life Choice Bill very scary. At my lowest point I could have seen suicide as a way out, and I’d never be able to live the life I have now.”#rejectassistedsuicideOPINION: When I was 16, I was in a high-speed crash that caused me to lose the use of my legs and to suffer many other injuries.Through many operations, and pain that has taken a toll on my body and mental well-being, I am very happy to say I’ve found peace with my injuries. I now have a somewhat normal life, filled with good people, support and hope for the future.I also suffered what I believe to be post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which really took a toll on my mental well-being.There were times where I would shut myself away for days, not wanting to face the condition I was in.At these times my family still gave me glimpses of hope, encouragement and always saw the good in me when I couldn’t. These days sometimes got so bad I would wish I had died in the crash, but with the right support, people encouraging me, and good friends, my life has turned around from having no hope to actually enjoying life as it should be.I find the End of Life Choice Bill very scary. At my lowest point I could have seen suicide as a way out, and I’d never be able to live the life I have now.I think instead of assisting people with their death, we should encourage them, support them and explain to them with compassion that they are worth having around.My life after my crash was incredibly tough but now that I’ve gotten through the pain and hurt, I can live a good life with the people who care for me.READ MORE: read more

Author has bullying message for Franklin Co. students

September 24, 2020

first_imgBROOKVILLE, Ind. – A New York Times best-selling author visits Franklin County High School Friday as part of a nationwide tour to speak out against bullying.Jay Asher wrote the gripping novel “Thirteen Reasons Why” which shines a light on bullying and its painful and tragic consequences.The high school is the only Indiana stop on Asher’s 50 States Against Bullying Tour.This is the second well-known author to visit the school since October.Paige Rawl, 20, was at FCHS last month sharing her story. She was born HIV-positive and was the victim of excessive bullying which was featured in her book “Positive.”Rawl told us that Asher was a major inspiration for her.She is a guest on NBC’s Today Show this morning.last_img read more

Messi, Griezmann aren’t incompatible at Barca – Deschamps

September 24, 2020

first_img Promoted ContentHere Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet!Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimePlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyDid You Notice How Natural Simba’s Movements Looked In The Movie?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread ArtCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth France head coach Didier Deschamps insisted Antoine Griezmann can successfully play alongside Lionel Messi as the Barcelona superstar eyes an exit. Messi has sensationally told Barca he wants to leave the embattled La Liga giants, having spent his entire professional career at Camp Nou. Griezmann, who arrived from Atletico Madrid at the start of the 2019-20 season, and his relationship with Messi made headlines throughout the campaign as the former struggled for consistency. As Messi generates interest from the likes of Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain and Inter, Deschamps was asked about the situation and Griezmann after naming his squad for France’s upcoming Nations League fixtures. “I don’t know,” Deschamps told reporters. “On the first part, it doesn’t concern me. It concerns Leo Messi and Barca, so I’m not going to talk about it. “As for Antoine, can it have an influence? It remains to be seen. The question is more about his position, the position on the pitch. He was sincerely happy to play with Messi. Sometimes it went well and sometimes not so well. Their association is not incompatible. “It’s not up to me, I have other things to take care of. That’s about the clubs. Antoine had a rather complicated season, even if that didn’t stop him from making a difference. Of course, less than with his former club where the team was built around him at Atletico Madrid. “That doesn’t change the importance he has with the French team. It depends on the coaches who can use different systems. The players have to adapt anyway.” Griezmann scored 15 goals across all competitions in his first season for Barca, which saw the Spanish powerhouse dethroned by Real Madrid in La Liga and humiliated by Bayern Munich in the Champions League. Loading… Read Also: No excuse for Lampard at Chelsea after spending spree After replacing Ernesto Valverde in January, head coach Quique Setien was also sacked following the 8-2 embarrassment earlier this month, with Barca turning to Ronald Koeman. Koeman has since revealed his plans for Griezmann moving forward with the Frenchman’s former agent recently revealing he was considering exiting Camp Nou but now seems content to remain at the club after talks with the Dutch manager. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Update on the latest in sports:

September 18, 2020

first_img— The South African government says it’s maintaining a ban on all contact sports because of the coronavirus. That means the country’s professional rugby teams and its world champion Springboks will remain out of action. The sports minister’s announcement Saturday came as South Africa prepares to further ease lockdown on Monday and open up most of its economy as part of a phased relaxation of restrictions. Professional non-contact sports competitions will be allowed in some regions. Rugby teams can resume training if protocols are in place, including mandatory screening.— The Austrian Health Ministry has approved safety conditions for Austria to host two Formula One Grand Prix races in July. The first 10 races of the season have either been postponed or canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, but F1 could finally return with back-to-back races at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg on July 5 and 12. The double-header would have no spectators and only a limited number of people involved.— Four-year colleges facing budget shortfalls because of the coronavirus outbreak have eliminated nearly 100 sports programs. Critics say some of those sports might have survived if decision-makers had considered the benefits those sports brought to the schools as a whole. Former University of Idaho president Chuck Staben argues athletes in sports that award partial scholarships often pay more than the value of their scholarships for tuition. He says that’s especially important at a time when enrollment declines are accelerating because of the pandemic.— Major League Baseball wants to ban mascots if the sport resumes this season. But mascot guru Dave Raymond thinks that’s a bad idea, saying “every mascot should be essential because of its ability to connect and distract with fun.” Raymond was the first Phillie Phanatic and has since become a mascot consultant.TRACK-OBIT-MORROW Update on the latest in sports: — Former Chicago Bears star safety Roosevelt Taylor has died at 82. Taylor was an All-Pro in 1963 when the Bears won the title. He played his first nine NFL seasons with Chicago, 1961-69, appearing in every game. Taylor led the league in interceptions in 1963 with nine. He finished his NFL career with 32 interceptions, 23 with the Bears.COLLEGE BASKETBALL-FLORIDA-NEMBHARDFlorida’s Nembhard withdraws from NBA draft, transfersGAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida point guard Andrew Nembhard is removing his name from the NBA draft, but he’ll be playing elsewhere.Nembhard has decided to transfer after averaging 11.2 points, 5.6 assists and 3.0 rebounds for the Gators as a sophomore last season. Nembhard entered the NBA draft last month and hired NCAA-certified agent Jaafar Choufani so he could retain his college eligibility. He took a similar approach after his freshman year and eventually returned to Florida after not getting invited to the NBA scouting combine. Associated Press Nembhard will have two years of college eligibility remaining.VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSPremier League gets approval for June 17 restartUNDATED (AP) — The English Premier League has been given government approval to press ahead with its June 17 restart, although players will have to stay apart during goal celebrations and disputes to maintain social distancing. Further details of the league’s plans for dealing with coronavirus cases have been disclosed with clubs likely to have to play even if they only have 15 fit squad members. The league says there have been no positive results in its latest round of COVID-19 testing.The Spanish league says full team training sessions will resume Monday, ahead of the first match to be played following the coronavirus stoppage. La Liga said the government gave authorization on Saturday for squads to practice together. Until now, players had been limited to individual training before progressing to small groups. UNDATED (AP) — Pro Football Hall of Famer Floyd Little has been diagnosed with cancer, according to a former Syracuse Orange teammate who has set up a GoFundMe page to help pay for treatment costs.Pat Killorin created the Friends of Floyd page last Sunday to help raise money for costs associated with curing what he calls “a treatable but aggressive form of cancer.”Little was a three-time All-American at Syracuse from 1964-66 and was selected sixth overall in the 1967 combined AFL-NFL draft by the Denver Broncos. He spent his entire nine-year career with the franchise and rushed for 6,323 yards and 43 touchdowns. In 1971 he led the NFL in rushing yards with 1,133 and yards from scrimmage with 1,388. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2010.Little is 77.In other NFL news: Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMLB-DODGERS-PRICEPrice to give to Dodgers minor leaguersLOS ANGELES (AP) — David Price hasn’t thrown a meaningful pitch for the Los Angeles Dodgers, but he’s showing himself to be a generous teammate. Bayern Munich beat Fortuna Düsseldorf 5-0 for its fourth straight win since the resumption of the Bundesliga in empty stadiums. The champions moved 10 points ahead of Borussia Dortmund.Ukraine’s Premier League restarted Saturday, but one game was called off when an unspecified number of soccer players and staff tested positive for the coronavirus. The league is playing its first games since March 15, with Kolos and Desna kicking off the opening match.Also in European soccer, a former sports minister in France says the government was too hasty in calling off soccer leagues this season. Patrick Kanner thinks the leagues were pressured into canceling, saying in a French radio interview that they weren’t given any choice and could have possibly resumed play in June. France is the only one of Europe’s five major soccer leagues to cancel its season.In other news related to the coronavirus pandemic:— United States Tennis Association officials continue to work on plans to hold the U.S. Open as scheduled. Among the possibilities are charter flights to ferry players and limited entourages from Europe, South America and the Middle East to New York. There could be negative COVID-19 tests before traveling, centralized housing and daily temperature checks. USTA chief executive for professional tennis Stacey Allaster tells The Associated Press that all plans remain fluid, and no decisions have been made. Allaster added that if the USTA board does decide to go forward with the Open, she expects it to be held at its usual site and in its usual spot on the calendar. A club spokesman has confirmed that Price will give $1,000 each to 220 Dodgers minor leaguers as a goodwill gesture. Those players will continue to receive $400 a week from the Dodgers at least through June.Price has yet to play a regular-season game for the Dodgers because the start of the season has been delayed by the coronavirus pandemic. He was acquired in a February trade with the Boston Red Sox.The 34-year-old left-hander is on a $217 million, seven-year contract that runs through 2021.NFL-NEWSPro Football Hall of Famer Floyd Little fighting cancer May 30, 2020 Sprinting great Morrow diesSAN BENITO, Texas (AP) — Three-time Olympic gold medal-winning sprinter Bobby Joe Morrow has died at 84 of natural causes, according to his family.Morrow won his three gold medals in the 1956 Melbourne Olympics while a student at Abilene Christian University, capturing the 100 and 200 meters and anchoring the champion 400 relay team for the United States. He matched the world record of 20.6 seconds in the 200 and helped the relay squad set a world record.Earlier in 1956 he successfully defended his AAU 100-yard title and swept the sprints for Abilene Christian at the national college championships. He was honored as “Sportsman of the Year” by Sports Illustrated and won the AAU’s James E. Sullivan Award the following year.Morrow was inducted into the National Track and Field Hall of Fame in 1989.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more

Kane Faces Toughest Test with Spurs in Juve’s Den

September 17, 2020

first_imgUEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUEHarry Kane scored more goals than Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi in 2017, but it is on the Champions League stage the prolific Tottenham striker must deliver to be truly measured against the five-time World Players of the Year.Kane gets his chance when Europe’s premier club competition returns today as he leads Spurs into the lion’s den of Juventus’ Allianz stadium in Turin, where the Italians have lost once in 27 Champions League games. “Massive game but that’s what you look forward to as a player,” said Kane after deciding the North London derby in Spurs’ favour on Saturday with his 32nd goal of the season.“You want to test yourself against the best and Juventus have been amazing in the Champions League recently, so looking forward to it.”They don’t come much better than Juve’s defence, led by legendary goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon and veteran rugged defender Giorgio Chiellini, who have conceded once in their last 16 games.“Harry Kane is a fantastic player. He played against us three years ago and he has really improved,” Chiellini told the Daily Mail newspaper.“Now he scores more than Messi in a calendar year…and that’s very different to scoring more than Chiellini!”The Italian champions blunted Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar over two legs to dump out Barcelona on route to their second final in three years last season.And German midfielder Sami Khedira believes stopping Kane will be just as big a task.“Harry Kane for me is maybe the most complete striker,” the German midfielder told the BBC.“He is strong, good with his head, fast, good with his feet, can score with one touch, he can dribble.“For me he’s an amazing player and still young, so Tottenham are lucky to have him.”How long they will have him is a constant source of speculation as despite steady progress in four seasons under Mauricio Pochettino, Kane is still to win any silverware in his career.Pochettino insisted Kane is Tottenham’s “present and future” after he once again proved Arsenal’s scourge with his seventh goal in as many North London derbies on Saturday.“Sometimes you believe that he is my player and I try to boost him,” added the Argentine.“I’m telling you and I tell again, in my experience in football, he is one of the best.”Even opposition managers are lining up to hail Kane as world class.“We were caught by a super striker, he is one of the best in the world. He scores against everyone,” said Arsenal’s Arsene Wenger, a week after Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp suggested England could challenge for the World Cup this summer with Kane on their side.Spurs’ dramatic improvement on the European stage this season has mirrored that of their talisman after a disappointing Champions League debut last season.Kane has six goals in six games in the competition this season, only Ronaldo with nine has more.However, with Real Madrid facing Paris Saint-Germain in a blockbuster clash there is the potential for the Portuguese and Messi to be dethroned as the Champions League’s top scorer for the first time since 2007.Should Kane break down Juve’s defensive wall on his way to ending their reign, comparisons with Messi and Ronaldo will truly be justified.But it would also put even more pressure on Spurs to resist offers from around Europe with Madrid possibly in the market for a successor to the 33-year-old Ronaldo come the summer.TODAYJuventus Vs TottenhamBasel Vs Man CityWEDNESDAYReal Madrid Vs PSGFC Porto Vs LiverpoolShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Syracuse struggles to convert on penalty corners in blowout win

September 16, 2020

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Monmouth defender Casey Higgins slammed her stick into the cage in frustration as she walked to fasten her mask for the ensuing penalty corner. Syracuse led 5-0, but with less than three minutes on the clock it had earned yet another corner.The insertion from forward Emma Russell came to Alma Fenne who stopped it cleanly. She found Laura Hurff to her left and passed her the ball to shoot, but Hurff’s shot knocked off a Monmouth defender’s stick.The Orange had earned a penalty corner one final time, but once again it wasn’t successful.“We earned them and that’s great, but it’s not scoring them,” said Roos Weers. “… We know we can be much better executing.”Syracuse (10-0, 3-0 Atlantic Coast) earned 12 penalty corners and converted a pair of chances in its 5-0 win over Monmouth (3-8) Friday afternoon at J.S Coyne Stadium. With six chances in each half, the Orange exceeded its average number of corners a game – just over seven a game entering Friday – but the conversion rate fell far below the one-in-three mark expected by head coach Ange Bradley.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Statistically it’s not where we want it to be,” Bradley said. “But we were able to get 2-for-12 and it’s better than 0-for-12.”Liz Sack said that the team has been working on earning more corner opportunities by shooting more, driving the baseline and creating one-on-one opportunities. Bradley was happy with her team after it tied the second-most penalty corners it had earned this season.With the SU offense controlling possession and limiting Monmouth to only one shot and one corner on the game, the ball was frequently in the offensive half and plenty of chances presented themselves.The Syracuse offense found no trouble creating opportunities for itself against the Hawks in the first half, earning 15 first-half shots and six corners. All but one was squandered.On the first corner, Weers’ shot went wide left. At about the 11:30 mark, Weers forced an off-balance shot on the team’s second penalty corner of the night.The sole goal of the first half came on the fourth corner of the night. Fenne received the insertion, passed toward Weers in the back who rocketed a pass to Hurff crouched by the right corner of the goal with a pass that the midfielder poked in.“Being aggressive really helped us earn corners,” Weers said. “… But patience is important once we have (a corner).”Syracuse played more aggressively in the second half, Weers said, which led to six more penalty-corner chances. Caroline Cady earned multiple corners off the bench in the second half after playing less than two minutes of the first 35 minutes.The fourth of SU’s goals came on a penalty corner. Alyssa Manley stopped the insertion and passed the ball to Lies Lagerweij who drove hard into the net and let off a hard shot that found its target.“The more opportunities that we create, the easier it is to get a result in the end,” Sack said. “Sometimes it’s a matter of a shot finding its way through. It can be hard to convert.”The Orange fell short of the established “one-in-three” mark for converting. After the game, Bradley wasn’t sure whether the problem lay with timing on the insert, the stick stop or the strike but will know more after watching film.No matter the hiccup, Syracuse’s runaway victory could easily have been a much more convincing win.“We want to win by as much as possible so it’s really frustrating when you get 12 corners and just score two of them,” Weers said. “We didn’t do that well today.” Comments Published on October 2, 2015 at 8:29 pm Contact Liam: [email protected]last_img read more