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Athletics’ Piscotty undergoes MRI for sprained right ankle

first_imgOAKLAND — A’s outfielder Stephen Piscotty received an MRI on his sprained right ankle Sunday morning and manager Bob Melvin said the team was awaiting results.Piscotty injured the ankle while sliding back into second base on a pickoff try against the Astros a week ago Saturday.“Got a little better, a little worse,” Melvin said. “Then last night he took a swing where it really bothered him. That’s why I took him out of the game.”Melvin sent Robbie Grossman in to pinch-hit for Piscotty in …last_img read more

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Kashmir’s powerful people live like Jahangir: Governor Satya Pal Malik

first_imgJammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik on Wednesday said powerful people in Kashmir “were living a life better than emperor Jahangir due to corruption”, as he listed his development agenda for the State in the face of recent criticism over his constitutional amendments. “An ordinary Kashmiri who ferries pilgrims in the Amarnath yatra does not even have a sweater to wear. But the living standard of the powerful people, who belong to the administration, the political class and the traders community, in Kashmir is better than emperor Jahangir,” said Mr. Malik in Jammu.In an oblique reference to regional parties National Conference (NC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that ruled the State in the past, he said corruption was impacting the development agenda in J&K. “If the money allocated to J&K was spent adequately, the State would have turned into gold. Out administration has taken a tough stand on corruption from day one and an anti-corruption body is investigating several cases,” said Mr. Malik.Highlights development agenda Mr. Malik said the ₹80,000 crores Prime Minister’s Development Package (PMDP) has been “fast-tracked and the bottlenecks have been removed” by his administration.“A discussion has been initiated with the Asian Development Bank for $150 million fresh loan for development projects, including drainage and solid waste management. Besides, J&K will get first-ever gas pipeline,” reads the report card released by the Governor.The report card said the land for two new AIIMS, IIT and IIM was handed over to the authorities concerned. It said J&K Infrastructure Development Corporation (JKIDFC) has been constituted to raise ₹8000 crore for infrastructure development, especially languishing projects of over 20 years. “There are 1296 languishing projects in key sectors with investment of Rs. 2700 crore also approved. Two major projects, the Ujh Multipurpose Project and the Rattle Hydroelectric Project, were also cleared for implementation,” it said.The governor said his administration was able to successfully conduct the local bodies, municipal and panchayat elections “in a free and fair election process completed over a period of three months”. “The Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC) Act was amended to further empower the council,” it added.The Governor’s listing his works is apparently aimed at an image makeover. It comes in the backdrop of criticism levelled by the regional political parties at him over the manner in which he made several constitutional amendments and dissolved the assembly. His move to convert J&K Bank into a Public Sector Undertaking also invited ire of the regional parties.PDP, NC reactThe Governor’s move have invited reaction from both major regional parties, the NC and the PDP.“Mr. Malik has launched a PR blitz. I won’t comment on the appropriateness of this. All I’ll say is that he will be judged by one yardstick only: how quickly he is able to give the people of J&K a popularly elected government. Any delay will be his failure,” said former chief minister and NC vice president Omar Abdullah.On corruption allegations by the Governor, senior PDP leader Naeem Akhtar said, “It’s sad governor saheb is grudging a decent house in Kashmir in a country where corruption has been the dominant issue that brought down Rajiv (Gandhi), UPA government and is now threatening (PM) Modi ji. If at all corruption in Kashmir is pickpocketing compared to Rafale deal.”last_img read more

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Big shot: LeBron’s jumper at buzzer lifts Cavs past Wolves

first_imgCleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James, left, celebrates after making the game-winning basket in overtime in an NBA basketball game against the Minnesota Timberwolves, Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, in Cleveland. The Cavaliers won 140-138 in overtime. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)CLEVELAND — One second. One shot. One player.For one night, LeBron James made all of Cleveland’s problems disappear.ADVERTISEMENT NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH “I didn’t see him,” Butler said. “That’s part of the game.”The Cavs had lost their eight previous network broadcast appearances this season, prompting James to say last week following a lopsided loss to Houston that he and his teammates should be dropped from any more telecasts.Finally, they were primed for prime time.However, James wasn’t ready to lift his self-imposed TV ban.“It was a good win, but our record still stinks on national television,” said James, who scored nine points and assisted on Cleveland’s other basket in overtime. “We’ve got a couple coming up, so we’ll try to change that.”J.R. Smith added 20 points and Isaiah Thomas had 13 and seven assists in one of his best games in weeks.Towns made all six of his 3-point attempts and Minnesota drained a season-high 19 3-pointers, but the Timberwolves were unable to stop James when it mattered most.“One second in the game, it’s a tough play — and he made a hell of a shot,” Minnesota coach Tom Thibodeau said. “You don’t want to foul him, and I thought KAT (Towns) had great pressure on the ball. LeBron was in command of the game offensively and handling the basketball. LeBron can read the game better than anyone in the league.”LONG-RANGE RECORDCleveland made 21 3-pointers as the clubs combined to hit an NBA-record 40. The previous mark was 39 set by Golden State and Dallas on March 25, 2016. REBOUND RECORDIn passing Ilgauskas, James is now Cleveland’s leader in points, rebounds and assists. He joins Michael Jordan and Kevin Garnett as the only players to lead their respective franchises in all three categories.“Jordan and KG, so it’s a pretty cool thing,” James said. “I’m blessed and I’ve been fortunate enough to play this game at a high level for a long time.”TRADE TIMEWith the NBA trade deadline set for 3 p.m. Thursday, the Cavs are looking for a deal. The team has been hesitant to part with the first-round draft pick it acquired last summer in the Kyrie Irving trade, but Cleveland may have no choice in order to add a quality player capable of pushing the club back into title contention.SWEET HOME CHICAGOButler will play in Chicago on Friday for the first time since being traded to Minnesota in June. He was the Bulls’ first-round draft pick in 2011 and played six seasons in Chicago.TIP-INSTimberwolves: Andrew Wiggins reached 6,000 career points. At 22 years, 349 days, he’s the sixth-youngest player to reach the plateau. James is the youngest at 21 years, 89 days. … Thibodeau has been impressed with Wiggins’ development. “He’s more of a complete player now,” he said. “The impact that he’s having on winning. We’ve seen he’s a gifted scorer, he’s shown that throughout his career, but now he’s doing other things — the defense, the passing, the hustle plays.” … Thibodeau and Lue go back to their days on Doc Rivers’ staff in Boston. Thibodeau understands the mental and physical grind for coaches, and expressed concern about Lue’s well-being. “I hope Ty’s taking care of himself,” he said. “That’s the most important thing is his health. He’s a great guy, he’s done a great job here. So always concerned about that.”Cavaliers: Dwyane Wade sat out as he continues to rest on the second night of back-to-backs. The 36-year-old played 22 minutes at Orlando. … G Iman Shumpert, who has been linked to some trade possibilities, sat out with left plantar fasciitis. … Lue dismissed a comment made by Thomas after the loss to the Magic that one of the Cavs’ biggest issues is that they don’t make enough in-game adjustments. “That’s not true,” Lue said. … Thomas turned 29 on Wednesday. AFP official booed out of forum LATEST STORIES Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding UP NEXTTimberwolves: At the Chicago Bulls on Friday.Cavaliers: Begin a stretch of three straight road games before the All-Star break on Friday in Atlanta. But as he has done so many times, James delivered one of those moments that have defined him.“The way we’ve been playing, we needed that,” said Cavs coach Tyronn Lue, who was back on the bench after falling ill Tuesday night in Orlando. “He was very special.”James finished with 37 points, 15 assists and 10 rebounds in 48 minutes. The three-time NBA champion also passed Zydrunas Ilgauskas (5,904) on Cleveland’s career rebounds list.Butler scored 35, and Karl-Anthony Towns had 30 for the Timberwolves, who were in position to win in OT before James came to Cleveland’s rescue.With the score tied 138-all, Butler drove the left side and had a step on rookie Cedi Osman before pulling up for a short shot. However, James, who had missed a 3-pointer that would have won it in regulation, came from the weak side to reject it and set up the dramatic finish.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ James dropped in a fade-away jumper over Jimmy Butler’s outstretched hand as the buzzer sounded in overtime, giving the Cavaliers a cleansing 140-138 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night.Moments after blocking Butler’s potential game-winning shot with 1.3 seconds left, James caught a long inbounds pass from Jeff Green, created some space from Butler near the foul line and sank a shot that ended Cleveland’s eight-game losing streak on national television.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Once I caught it, I just trusted everything I’ve done in my career,” James said.The Quicken Loans Arena crowd erupted and James was mobbed by teammates as the struggling Cavs, who have won just seven of their last 20 games, finally had something to celebrate after weeks of tension and turmoil in a season slowly slipping away. 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting View comments More people at Olympics get norovirus Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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THREE TANZANIAN CHILDREN RECOVERING FROM SURGERY

first_imgThe three Tanzanian children who survived the crash of a school bus in their country on May 6th have arrived in Sioux City and undergone their initial surgeries.Dr. Larry Volz and other members of the surgical team provided an update on the children’s progress Tuesday.He says the first child arrived mid afternoon on Monday, with the second plane with the other two survivors of the bus crash that killed 33 other children arriving in the evening.Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/TANZ4.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC…really good spirits. ;21The three survivors, ages 12 to 13 sustained a combined 17 fractures and a serious concussion.They were treated in Tanzania by local medical missionaries from Sioux City, including orthopedic surgeon Dr. Steve Meyer.Meyer says the two girls brought to Mercy each have a very serious fracture:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/TANZ5.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC…..to cross with her. ;21Dr. Volz says the children are bringing smiles to the medical staff who are caring for themAudio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/TANZ6.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC…very good English. :23The mothers of the surviving children have accompanied them to America and thanked the hospital staff and other organizations who brought their children to Sioux city to be cared for.All of their services and medical needs are being donated.Photo by Samaritan’s Purselast_img read more

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Teekay Extends Petrojarl Banff FPSO Employment for One Year

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Teekay Corporation Bermuda-based shipping group Teekay Corporation has entered into an agreement to extend the employment of the Petrojarl Banff FPSO unit in the North Sea for a period of one year.Under the deal with a subsidiary of Canadian Natural Resources (CNR), the FPSO unit will continue working on the Banff field until the end of August 2020.The company said that the contract was agreed at substantially similar terms to the current deal, which includes an upside component linked to oil prices and oil/gas production.“We are pleased to announce this important FPSO contract extension for the Petrojarl Banff, which extends the production of the fields in the North Sea, and we are committed to work together with CNR to maximize production in the future,” Kenneth Hvid, Teekay’s President and Chief Executive Officer, said.last_img read more

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