Poly blasts its way to El Segundo final

first_imgRay Hanson struck out 10 batters, including nine in a row, and Richard Hanson was 2 for 3 with an RBI as the Bruins (4-0) advanced to Saturday’s championship game of the Loara Tournament. Jesse Van Sicle added two hits and an RBI. Wilson plays Cypress at 2 p.m. at Glover Stadium. Lakewood 10, Trabuco Hills 6 Senior left fielder Anthony Bernal went 3 for 4 with three RBI, and second baseman Kevin Luyben went 4 for 5 with one run to lead Lakewood (3-1) in the Loara Tournament. Brent Tani blasted his third home run of the season and drove in three runs to lead Poly High’s baseball team into Saturday’s championship game of the El Segundo Tournament with a 10-4 victory over San Pedro on Thursday. Tani was 3 for 3 and John Gray also had three hits and three RBI. John Martin pitched four innings to earn the victory. The Jackrabbits improved to 4-0. Their opponent for Saturday was not available. Wilson 5, Los Alamitos 4 center_img La Mirada 10, University 6 Jake Johnson went 3 for 5 with a home run and three RBI for the Matadores (2-2) at the Loara Tournament. El Modena 4, Millikan 1 Brian Loard went 2 for 3 with an RBI double for the Rams (1-3) at the Loara Tournament. Centennial 10, Cabrillo 6 Chris Smith hit a grand slam in a nine-run fourth inning and Craig Martin added a three-run triple to lead the Apaches (1-1) to a nonleague victory. Cerritos 4, Century 1 Lance Kamiyama was 2 for 3 with a home run and scored three times for the Dons (2-2) at the Newport Elks Tournament. Palos Verdes 8, Bellflower 6 Reggie Williams had two hits, including a two-run home run in the fifth inning, but the Buccaneers (2-2) were topped at the El Segundo Tournament. Valley Christian 7, Elsinore 6 Grant Berryhill singled in the tying run with two outs in the bottom of the seventh and the winning run scored on a throwing error for the Crusaders (4-0) at the Newport Elks Tournament. Garrett Feikema pitched two innings of relief for the victory. Paramount 4, Tustin 4 (9 inn.) Hector Iribe had two doubles and scored three times for the Pirates (3-0-1) at the Newport Elks Tournament. Warren 5, Garfield 4 The Bears scored four times in the bottom of the seventh, capped by Mike Montano’s steal of home, to earn a victory in the Newport Elks Tournament. Fernando Moreno added an RBI single in the seventh. Lynwood 10, Whittier 2 Erik Garcia hit a grand slam in the sixth inning for the Knights (1-3) at the El Segundo Tournament. Mary Star 12, Morningside 0 Joe Morgan was 4 for 5 with two doubles and three runs for the Stars (2-2) at the Southern California Invitational. Softball Wilson 6-4, San Pedro 1-9 Junior Callie Nikoletich tossed a no-hitter and struck out 10 batters for the Bruins (1-1), who split a nonleague doubleheader with the Pirates (4-2). Shae Olds and Linzy Rother each had two RBI and Marti Reed drove in one. In the second game, San Pedro’s Korin Cuico was 3 for 4 and pitched a complete game for the victory. Kirsten Milliner was also 3 for 4. Reed had two hits for Wilson. Jordan 13, Lynwood 0 (5 inn.) Annette Cook allowed just one hit and struck out 11 to lead the Panthers (1-0) to an easy nonleague victory. Mayfair 6, Valley Christian 5 Ashley Hanley’s two-run single with one out in the seventh lifted the Monsoons (1-2) to a narrow nonleague victory. Gahr 6, Millikan 2 Raelene Saldana and Devin Salmones each had two RBI and Roni Alvarado struck out eight to lead the host Gladiators (4-0) to a nonleague victory. Los Alamitos 8, Cactus (Ariz.) 0 (6 inn.) Anna Cahn struck out six batters and added a grand slam at the Tournament of Champions in Arizona. Downey 6, Schurr 1 Vanessa Sandoval and a triple, home run and two RBI for the Vikings (3-0) in a nonleague victory. Bellflower 6, Magnolia 3 Sunny Roumeliotis went 2 for 3 and scored three times to lead the host Buccaneers to a nonleague victory. St. Joseph 6, Mary Star 1 Lauren Poissant went 2 for 3 with a solo home run to lead the Jesters (2-2) to a nonleague victory. Boys golf Lakewood 197, Cabrillo 322 Derek Smith and Tyler Estes each shot a 1-over 37 at Skylinks to lead the Lancers (6-2, 2-0) to an easy Moore League victory. Wilson 208, Jordan 275 Juniors Brian Snee (3-over 39) and Gavin Gill (40) led the Bruins (7-1, 2-0) to a Moore League victory over the Panthers at Recreation Park. Bellflower 285, Paramount 373 Dane Hustrulid shot a 1-under 35 at Lakewood Country Club to lead the Buccaneers (2-4) to a nonleague victory. Marina 191, Mayfair 217 Dan Perez shot a 40 at Meadowlark Golf Course for the Monsoons (2-5) in a nonleague loss. La Habra 206, Warren 207 Art Saro and Mike Amarilla each shot a 3-over 39 at Rio Hondo for the Bears (2-2) in a narrow nonleague loss. Boys tennis Wilson 17, Jordan 1 Senior Chang Ly swept three singles sets to lead the Bruins (5-0, 1-0) to an easy victory in their Moore League opener. Lakewood 16, Poly 2 Derek Porter went 3-0 in singles for the Lancers (5-0, 1-0) in the Moore League opener for both teams. Paramount 13, Valley Chr. 5 Jorge Ortega swept three singles sets for the Pirates (2-6) in a nonleague victory. Boys volleyball Los Alamitos 3, Millikan 0 The Griffins improved to 3-0 with a 25-17, 25-20, 26-24 nonleague victory. Warren 3, La Mirada 0 Setter Jeff Lake had 19 assists for the Bears (1-0) in a 25-15, 25-16, 25-23 nonleague victory. Girls swimming Los Alamitos 115, Millikan 57 Amanda Traylor won the 200 IM (2:09.87) and the 100 backstroke (1:01.85) to lead the Griffins to a nonleague victory. Millikan’s Kallie Berry won the 200 free (2:04.03 and the 100 free (57.08). Boys track & field Cerritos 86,5, Bellflower 43.5 Lorne Bowles won the 110 hurdles (15.19), the 100 (11.09) and the 300 hurdles (43.3) to lead the Dons to victory in the Suburban League opener for each team. Warren 74, SJB 51, Marina 47 Ben Watkins won the 200 (22.7) and the 400 (51.5) for the Bears in a nonleague tri-meet. St. John Bosco’s Victor Bonilla won the 800 (2:04.5) and the 1,600 (4:32.1). Girls track & field Cerritos 78, Bellflower 49 Christina Amuchi won the 100 (13.03) and the 200 (27.28) for the Dons in the Suburban League opener for each team. Mayfair 77, Norwalk 44 Tierra Hilliard won the 100 (12.28) and the 200 (25.9) to lead the Monsoons to victory in their Suburban League opener. Warren 71, Marina 62 Dani Moreno won the 1,600 (5:29) and the 3,200 (11:51) to lead the Bears (2-0) to a nonleague victory. Badminton Poly 19, Gahr 0 Sophomores doubles teams Jenny Luong and Jenny Trinh and Kathy Le and Li Thach each went 2-0 in their varsity debuts for the Jackrabbits (1-1). 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

The QPR v Man City quiz

first_imgTest your knowledge ahead of tonight’s game at Loftus Road by seeing how many of these five questions you can answer correctly.[wp-simple-survey-55]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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Email ownership

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Checking to see who owns this e-mail account. Kim Lemmon Managing EditorOhio’s Country Journal614-273-0465 ext. 209Website: http://www.ocj.comTwitter: @ocj_ohioagnet Facebook: Ohio’s County Journal and Ohio Ag Netlast_img

Facebook Aims To Simplify Sharing, Ad Targeting With Android Apps

first_imgFacebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… selena larson Today Facebook announced a major update to the Facebook SDK for Android intended to further simplify the process of letting users share news and updates from outside apps, while also beefing up support for Facebook advertisers.The update introduces what Facebook calls the “Share Dialog,” which enables users to share activity and tag friends from applications without having to first log in to Facebook. The update also includes support for Object API, which makes it easier for developers to integrate Facebook’s Open Graph into Android apps. Open Graph is Facebook’s technology for letting apps push information and updates to Facebook proper.The update also provides new tools that let apps developers track, analyze and publish the actions their users take within their apps, such as adding products to a cart or achieving a new level within a game. This is largely intended to help advertisers measure the effectiveness of their mobile ads on Facebook. Similarly, Facebook will now let app developers define particular subsets of customers as “custom audiences” for future ad targeting. Tags:#Android SDK#Facebook#updates The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videoscenter_img Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Related Posts A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more

Costly citrus Floridas decimated crops could send prices climbing

first_imgVANCOUVER – The price of a mimosa at brunch or bag of oranges at the grocery store may jump in the coming weeks, experts say, after hurricane Irma left some of the state’s citrus producers completely depleted.“If you take a big chunk out of our supply, it means that prices are going to go up,” said Michael von Massow, an associate professor at the University of Guelph.Hurricane Irma led to dozens of deaths in the Caribbean and southeastern United States, and left more than one million homes and businesses without power in Florida.“It is devastating. It has decimated our industry,” said Adam Putnam, the state’s commissioner of agriculture, at a Florida citrus commission meeting last week.“The path of this storm could not have been any worse for Florida agriculture and Florida citrus, specifically.”In the state’s south-west, about 70 to 100 per cent of orange crops were lost, he said.Before the hurricane, the Florida Department of Citrus expected more than 75 million boxes worth of oranges on the trees this season, said executive director Shannon Shepp in a statement.Now, she said, they have “much less.”Last year, Canada imported nearly nine-million kilograms of oranges worth more than $10 million from Florida, according to Statistics Canada. The country also brought in about $39 million worth of orange juice, according to Agriculture and Agri-food Canada.So far, Joe Siegal has been ordering oranges from California for his company Hilite Fine Foods Inc., a Toronto-based wholesale produce supplier.But in about two to three weeks, Siegal said, he would typically start ordering the fruit from Florida and that’s when he expects citrus prices will rise.“Once we need them, then the problem will start.”Von Massow estimates the price hike will be more than five pre cent, but is likely to happen gradually.Companies won’t want to bump prices too much and tempt budget-conscious consumers to switch to other alternatives — like apples or apple juice, he said.Once people shift to another product, it’s hard to bring them back even if prices eventually fall, said von Massow, who teaches University of Guelph’s food, agricultural and resource economics department.It could be even tougher considering orange juice has been falling out of favour as a beverage of choice for some time now, he said, as lifestyle changes, for example, mean fewer people sit down for a traditional breakfast most days.Also unclear is for how long oranges and orange juice will be more expensive, as the full extent of the damage is still unknown.“We don’t know what the long-term damage to these trees (is),” said von Massow.If farmers have to replant trees, the supply shortage could extend well beyond one season, he added.For Siegal, one thing is clear as the world grapples with climate change: “The produce industry is really going to be changing.”More produce will be grown under glass, he said, adding he’s increasingly asking his tomato grower to build more greenhouses. Produce grown in greenhouses provides the peace of mind of nearly guaranteed supply and quality, Siegal said, rather than fighting volatile climates.“We just can’t keep going on like this.”Follow @AleksSagan on Twitter.last_img read more

Modest home price growth forecasted for 2019 ReMax and Royal LePage

first_imgTORONTO — Home prices across the country are expected to rise in 2019, but only at a moderate pace compared with recent years, according to two of Canada’s largest residential real estate brokerages.  In its annual report, Royal LePage says it’s anticipating the national median home price will increase by 1.2 per cent in 2019.Prices in Toronto and the surrounding areas are expected to rise 1.3 per cent to $854,552, while homes in Greater Vancouver are forecast to increase by just 0.6 per cent to $1.29 million, according to the annual outlook by the firm.Royal LePage says home prices in Montreal and the nearby region are expected to see the largest rise out of Canada’s biggest cities, with home prices anticipated to jump three per cent to $421,306 in 2019.In a separate report also released today, Re/Max says it expects average home sale prices to go up by 1.7 per cent in the new year.It also anticipates housing markets across the country will stabilize as Canadians feel a bigger impact from higher interest rates. The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Middleorder woes for Sunrisers ahead of Kings XI Punjab clash

first_imgMohali: A top-heavy Sunrisers Hyderabad are seeking to sort their middle-order woes against Kings XI Punjab as the two teams eye a return to winning ways in the Indian Premier League here Monday. Both Sunrsiers and Kings XI have garnered six points after three wins from five games but the Hyderabad outfit is placed second in the eight-team standings on account of a better run rate. Kings XI, meanwhile, are lying fifth in the points table. But, having suffered defeats in their previous games, both Sunrisers and Kings XI would be desperate to get back to winning ways. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhWhile Sunrisers lost by 40 runs against Mumbai Indians in Hyderabad on Saturday while chasing a below-par 136, Kings XI were beaten by 22 runs by Chennai Super Kings. Sunrisers have been threatening in their first three games when David Warner and Jonny Bairstow stitched century-plus stands but once the duo got out cheaply, the Hyderabad team’s middle-order looked in complete disarray. Sunrsiers’ middle-order has hardly been tested and when the opportunity came against Mumbai Indians, the likes of Vijay Shankar, Manish Pandey, Deepak Hooda and Yusuf Pathan fell flat. Chasing a modest 137 against Mumbai for a win, debutant Alzarri Joseph wreaked havoc to bundle out Sunrisers for 96. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced laterOn the bowling front, the pace trio of Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma and Siddharth Kaul have been descent so far while the Afghan spin duo of Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi have been more than impressive in the middle overs. Kings XI, on the other hand, lost the plot despite half-centuries from K L Rahul (55) and Sarfaraz Khan (67) while chasing 161 as they were restricted to 138 for five by CSK. Kings XI batsmen were choked for runs by the CSK spinners and with Rashid and Nabi in Sunrsiers’ rank, it is going to be another difficult outing for the home team batsmen. Kings XI would be hoping for Chris Gayle to be back among runs at the top, while the likes of Mayank Agarwal, Mandeep Singh, David Miller need to take more responsibility in the middle overs. While pacer Mohammed Shami had had an erratic tournament, skipper Ravichandran Ashwin has been leading Kings XI from the front in the company of Sam Curran, Murugan Ashwin and Andrew Tye. Teams (from): Kings XI Punjab: Ravichandran Ashwin (capt), Chris Gayle, Lokesh Rahul, Mohammed Shami, Mayank Agrawal, Karun Nair, Mujeeb Ur Rahman and David Miller, Sam Curran, Varun Chakaravarthy, Nicholas Pooran, Moises Henriques, Hardus Viljoen, Darshan Nalkande, Sarfaraz Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Agnivesh Ayachi, Harpreet Brar, Murugan Ashwin, Andrew Tye, Ankit Rajpoot, Mandeep Singh, Simran Singh. Sunrisers Hyderabad: Kane Williamson (capt), Basil Thampi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Hooda, Manish Pandey, T Natarajan, Ricky Bhui, Sandeep Sharma, Siddarth Kaul, Shreevats Goswami, Khaleel Ahmed, Yusuf Pathan, Billy Stanlake, David Warner, Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi, Shakib Al Hasan, Jonny Bairstow, Wriddhiman Saha, Martin Guptill, Vijay Shankar, Abhishek Sharma, Shahbaz Nadeem. Match starts at 8 pm.last_img read more

Dealing with stress

first_imgApril is National Stress Awareness Month. And as we all know, we’re all stressed in some way or the other. According to a recent survey, 52 per cent of working professionals in the US say their jobs are stressful. Throughout the world, there is a lot of research going on to address stress-related problems that may be linked to every serious health problem that we know of from depression, diabetes, heart disease, asthma, obesity to even cancer. The need for stress relief products is growing in popularity with each passing day. However, there are cheap and easily available ways to address this. Medical research has shown that spending time in nature can reduce symptoms of mental and physical ailments and boost the body’s production of immune cells and cancer-fighting proteins. Other studies show that spending just 20 minutes in nature can greatly reduce a person’s stress levels — and people who live close to birds and trees are less likely to suffer from depression, anxiety and stress. In the modern world, where life-threatening situations are encountered rarely, stress itself is playing that role. Especially when it comes to kids, the “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger” theory doesn’t work anymore. But the pursuit of a stress-free life is not healthy and many opine stress is like exercise, it’s pretty uncomfortable at the time but that does build stamina and strength. Stress is really just the body’s response to a challenge. Hence, the whole idea should be how to approach stress. Getting affected is strictly restricted to our handling abilities. It depends on us to wield our experience to address stress as either manageable or deadly. It is impossible to avoid stress in today’s society but how to deal with it is in our hands and that in turn, determines our mental, emotional and physical health conditions. Not everyone responds to stress in the same manner. Stress appears to manifest itself differently in men and women. A person’s genetic makeup also helps explain why some thrive on stress while for others it can trigger a devastating mental illness. Stress is unavoidable and according to scientists, the quest for a stress-free existence is likely to be futile. In the given scenario, it is important to uplift individual stress-enhancing capacities in everyday life so that one can succeed in the face of adversity. It is an individual’s mind and motivation that can save him from the darkest impacts of stress — from preventing a cardiac arrest, psychiatric disorders to lesser serious ones like pounding hearts, lurching stomachs and clammy hands. Lastly, it’s important to be patient and take care of one’s own body and not to stress out!last_img read more

How MLBs Tankathon Is Skewing The Trade Market

Astros158699.291.621.12.2 Diamondbacks153287.347.5%4.7%1.2 Giants149879.53.70.20.1 Royals141461.00.00.00.0 Major League Baseball’s annual trade deadline — this year’s version of which falls at 4 p.m. Eastern on Tuesday — is an annual chance for teams to take stock of their short- and long-term future plans. As our research has shown in the past, World Series front-runners should generally be willing to give up quite a large bushel of future assets in exchange for talent that might bring them a ring in the here and now. Meanwhile, teams on the fringe of the playoffs should be relatively indifferent between playing for the future or the present, and bottom-feeders should frantically sell everything they can.Those guidelines become apparent when we run our “Doyle Number” statistic for this season’s teams. As a quick refresher, the Doyle Number1Named after the infamous 1987 trade in which the Detroit Tigers sent future Hall of Famer John Smoltz, then a 20-year-old prospect, to the Atlanta Braves for 36-year-old Doyle Alexander. represents how many future wins of talent a team should be willing to part with to acquire 1 extra win of rental talent over the remainder of this season (including the playoffs).So the Boston Red Sox, who have the highest Doyle Number in baseball, should be willing to trade away up to 2.2 wins of future talent in exchange for every 1 win of talent they acquire for this year’s stretch run — they’re clear deadline buyers. By contrast, teams with Doyle numbers around zero are obvious sellers — they have no reason to give up future talent to acquire extra wins this season. Finally, a Doyle of 1.0 means a team could swing either way between buying and selling.Here are this year’s Doyle Numbers (as of July 30): Yankees158398.677.517.22.1 Red Sox1591100.296.7%23.8%2.2 Rangers148276.10.00.00.0 Reds147975.40.20.00.0 Cubs155692.479.311.71.9 Indians155291.795.313.31.9 Braves150781.534.92.00.8 Tigers144968.70.20.00.0 Athletics153287.227.62.70.8 SellersElo RatingExp. Wins per 162 gamesDiv. Series OddsWorld Series OddsDoyle Number Marlins145068.90.10.00.0 Brewers152285.051.94.21.2 Mariners151984.440.63.11.0 Dodgers156494.265.611.01.8 Rockies151583.336.52.50.9 Although the share of prospects in the hands of top teams isn’t a perfect predictor of how many deadline deals will go down,3Since 2009, its correlation with the share of all trades that happened at the deadline was 0.36. it does speak broadly to the ability of contenders to act on the advice that their Doyle Number would recommend. In 2016, for instance, the Cubs’ surplus of top prospects — and urgency to win a World Series after a 108-year dry spell — led Chicago to trade a number of gifted farmhands (headlined by stellar 2018 rookie Gleyber Torres) to the Yankees for a few months’ rental of closer Aroldis Chapman.It wasn’t the first time that future talent was pawned off for an immediate payoff, and it was far from the last. Because of their low pay and endless promise, minor leaguers serve as the ultimate grease in the wheels of the trade-deadline machine. And they may yet help smooth along another blockbuster in the next few hours, perhaps one including Bryce Harper, Jacob deGrom, J.T. Realmuto or Chris Archer. But if the deadline does end up feeling a little slower than we’d expect from the buyer/seller profiles implied by this year’s standings, it could just be because most of the buyers have already bought and the sellers have already sold.Check out our latest MLB predictions. Rays150581.20.60.00.0 Mets147073.40.10.00.0 Padres143966.60.00.00.0 Pirates150080.08.00.40.2 Blue Jays148576.70.00.00.0 Where each team stands at the 2018 deadlineTeams ranked by Doyle Number — how many future wins of talent a team should trade away to acquire 1 win this season Expected wins are derived from the team’s current Elo rating.Source: FanGraphs.com Cautious BuyersElo RatingExp. Wins per 162 gamesDiv. Series OddsWorld Series OddsDoyle Number Twins149679.14.00.20.1 Orioles143265.00.00.00.0 Angels151783.81.50.10.0 This year’s crop of buyers is unusually robust — three teams have Doyle Numbers north of 2.0 (most recent years have usually had only one or two) and six teams are at or above a Doyle of 1.8 (when the typical year has two or three in that range). At the same time, 12 teams have Doyle Numbers that round to 0.0, compared with an average of nine in the previous three years we’ve been calculating the metric.It’s all a consequence of this supremely stratified, tank-tastic MLB season. On the one hand, you might imagine that such a surplus of buyers and sellers would pave the way for more trades than usual, since a lot of teams have their motivations aligned for deal-making. And there have been some notable moves made thus far: Manny Machado to the Dodgers, Cole Hamels to the Cubs, Ian Kinsler to the Red Sox, Mike Moustakas to the Brewers, J.A. Happ to the Yankees and so forth. But the particulars of this year’s market could also play some tricks with what we think of as ordinary deadline business, when we consider who has how much of which asset — long-term vs. short, young talent vs. established stars. Elite teams can only swap with rebuilding ones if they have the right prospects to send away, and there’s evidence that many of the best youngsters have already flowed from the contenders to the tankers before anybody had a chance to do their deadline shopping.To see this, we can look at how many members of Baseball America’s Top 100 prospects are in the farm systems of top teams, as opposed to everybody else. For each full season since 1990,2So, excluding partial seasons in 1994 and 1995. I gathered the list of top prospects and assigned each ranking slot its average future value, according to my research here. To focus on prospects that haven’t yet made a dent in the big leagues — i.e., the kind more likely to be thrown into deadline trades — I filtered out players who exhausted their rookie eligibility during the season in question (or, for this year, players who are on pace to do so). Finally, I calculated the percentage of leaguewide prospect value that belonged to teams in the top third of all MLB teams by projected end-of-season record (using our Elo ratings, as of July 30 each season). And this year, only 27.5 percent of prospect value is in the systems of top-tier teams, the lowest such mark in any full season since 1991. White Sox143766.00.00.00.0 Cardinals151383.06.60.40.2 Nationals152284.99.1%0.7%0.3 Solid BuyersElo RatingExp. Wins per 162 gamesDiv. Series OddsWorld Series OddsDoyle Number Phillies150681.551.53.01.0 read more