Kansas City Royals hire Mike Matheny as 17th manager in franchise history

first_imgOctober 31, 2019 /Sports News – National Kansas City Royals hire Mike Matheny as 17th manager in franchise history Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPhoto by Allen Kee / ESPN Images(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) — Former Saint Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny has been hired as the manager of the cross-state rival Kansas City Royals.Matheny, a long-time catcher for the Cardinals, as well as the Milwaukee Brewers, Toronto Blue Jays and San Francisco Giants. In seven seasons at the helm in Saint Louis, Matheny went 591-474, including four posteason appearances and one World Series berth.The 49-year-old had been hired by Kansas City as a special adviser for player development. He will now take over for Ned Yost, who announced his retirement last month.Since reaching the World Series in 2014 and 2015, the Royals have regressed, missing the playoffs each of the last four years. The team has lost more than 100 games in each of the last two seasons.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.center_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

Harvard scientist wins Sackler Prize

first_imgHarvard Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology and of Physics Xiaowei Zhuang has been awarded the Raymond and Beverly Sackler International Prize in Biophysics, awarded at Tel Aviv University in Israel. Zhuang was honored for her seminal contribution to the invention, development, and biophysical applications of Stochastic Optical Reconstruction Microscopy (STORM) and related methods of super-resolution microscopy.  Zhuang shares the prize with another recipient. Both will receive the prize in person on May 24.last_img

Third annual research day on campus

first_imgOn Monday, the Harper Cancer Research Institute (HCRI) hosted their third annual Research Day, which promoted interdisciplinary communication and featured cancer research from laboratories across campus.Undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral students presented 80 research posters at the event, which also included addresses from several speakers, program coordinator Angela Cavalieri said.“This year, we had posters representing cancer research from 28 HCRI labs,” she said. “The presenters are ND undergraduates, IUSM-SB [Indiana School of Medicine-South Bend] medical students, technicians and post-doctoral fellows. We’ve also had local oncologist participation as well as affiliated institutions such as RiverBend Cancer Services.”Cavalieri said presentations at the event involved both keynote speakers and local oncologists.“There will be presentations from ENSCII Fellows and then from faculty recipients of the Walther Cancer Foundation’s ABC Grant funding,” she said. “This year we were pleased to be host Dr. Christoph Reinhard, Sr. Director, Lilly Oncology, Pre-clinical Oncology Tailoring [as keynote speaker].”The three-year-old Harper Cancer Research Institute is the result of collaborative efforts between Notre Dame and IUSM-SB, Cavalieri said. The event, which was open to the public, was important to increasing awareness of the research being done on campus, she said.“This event was a logical answer to presenting research in the areas of chemistry and biochemistry, biological sciences, engineering, applied mathematics and psychology,” Cavalieri said. “Each year the event grows in scope and attendance.”Junior Matthew Metzinger placed second in the undergraduate category for his poster investigating the link between obesity and ovarian cancer. He said he was honored the judges viewed his research as worthy of an award.“My poster presentation focused on how CT scans can be used to quantify and visualize body fat in mice,” Metzinger said. “This work is important because we use CT scans in many of our projects that study the correlation between obesity and ovarian cancer.“While we know this correlation between obesity and ovarian cancer exists, very little is known in terms of how having a higher body mass index increases a woman’s risk of developing ovarian cancer.”Sophomore Katrina Burgos, an intern at the Institute, said the day was a great success and important to the greater Notre Dame community.“We had a great turnout,” she said. “I believe that Research Day is a great event for the campus and the community to see what researchers are working on at Harper, especially undergraduates who can be found in every lab.”Cavalieri said she attributes the success of the event to the teamwork of everyone involved.“We have a large number of very active Harper Cancer Research Institute members who assist with everything from judging the poster contests to emceeing the research presentations and a cast of behind-the-scenes people who make the event successful each year,” she said.“Collaboration is vital in scientific research, especially when it comes to cancer,” Burgos said. “Events like Research Day give scientists the opportunity to learn more from each other.”Tags: Harper Cancer Research Institute, Research Daylast_img read more

Scammers nabbed after mistakingly calling Ballybofey Garda Station!

first_imgInternet scammers have been caught after mistakingly calling a Co Donegal Garda station.The hoaxers called Ballybofey Garda station this morning a number of times claiming their internet was broken.The conmen said they could fix the internet but that it would cost a fee to do so. However, the schemers soon hung up abruptly when they realised they had connected to the long arm of the law!A spokesman revealed “Gardaí in Ballybofey have received a number of scam calls this morning from people offering to fix their Internet for them.“Of course, this service comes at a price and they were asked for their bank details! The calls ended swiftly when they were informed that they were calling a Garda Station.”The Garda spokesman warned people always to be aware of such hoaxes. “Please be aware that these calls are doing the rounds today and advise any elderly or vulnerable people you know to never give their bank details or any other personal details over the phone,” he said.Scammers nabbed after mistakingly calling Ballybofey Garda Station! was last modified: December 17th, 2019 by Dionne MeehanShare 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:Ballybofeydonegalelderlyscamscam callslast_img read more

Former Giants outfielder Hunter Pence’s comeback story now features major award

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — After a trying final season with the San Francisco Giants, outfielder Hunter Pence didn’t appear to have much left in his tank.What fuel he managed to save sparked an unlikely, successful return to the major leagues.A year after playing what many suspected could be the last game of his career, Pence was voted by his peers as the American League Comeback Player of the Year Award winner.Pence hit .297 with 18 home runs and a .910 OPS in 83 games for the Texas Rangers this …last_img

World Cup highlights SA football year

first_img24 December 20102010 was an outstanding year for South African football – and sport in general – but picking out the highlight is easy. It doesn’t belong to any individual sportsman or woman or team, but to the country as a whole for the hugely successful hosting of the Fifa World Cup, played in Africa for the first time.Fifa President Sepp Blatter declared the event “near perfect”, and gave it a rating of nine out of 10.Contrary to the stories of some doom mongers ahead of the playing of football’s showcase event, the World Cup proved to be a massive success and, as the tournament progressed, South Africa and South Africans changed the perceptions of people from afar, leading to many football fans making a late move to join in the festive atmosphere of the tournament.StadiumsOne thing that truly stood out about the World Cup was the world class standard of the stadiums, which surpassed any World Cup previously.Johannesburg’s FNB Stadium, known as Soccer City during the event, displayed the iconic African image of a calabash, while Durban’s Moses Mabhida Stadium dominated the city’s beautiful beachfront skyline with its stunning arch, and the Cape Town Stadium impressed with its warm intimacy.It was not just about those three stadiums, however, it was about all of them and another reason they shone was because of the fantastic support of local fans alongside the traveling hordes of overseas supporters.There had been fears about the level of support that South Africans would give the event, but those worries proved unfounded as the nation took the World Cup to heart and the South African flag flew proudly throughout the event, buoyed by the very successful “Football Fridays” campaign.VuvuzelaAnd lest anyone forget, the World Cup introduced a new word to the English language: vuvuzela. The droning plastic trumpets became the sound of the World Cup, loved by some, hated by others.Spain were crowned worthy champions after beating the Netherlands 1-0 in the final. No team could live with the Spaniards’ splendid passing game and they dominated every match they played, even though they suffered a shock 1-0 loss to Switzerland in the group stages.They recorded four straight clean sheets in the knockout stages, winning four matches by 1-0 margins, against Portugal, Paraguay, Germany, and the Netherlands. Frankly, the scores don’t do Spain justice. They were far more dominant than that.Bafana Bafana’s successThe success of Bafana Bafana, after a poor 2009, played an integral role in securing the support of South Africans at the World Cup, and it carried over after the event as football enjoyed bigger crowds and a greater media spotlight.Bafana Bafana played under Carlos Alberto Parreira at the World Cup, with the Brazilian coaching for a record sixth time in finals. After the completion of the World Cup, he stepped down and his place was taken by Pitso Mosimane, previously one of Parreira’s assistants.When Mosimane took over there was no let up as South Africa continued the good results achieved under Parreira and they finished 2010 leading their qualifying group for the African Cup of Nations 2012.World rankingAs late as April, however, South Africa was ranked 90th in the Fifa World Rankings. By the end of the year Bafana Bafana had jumped 40 places to 50th, a position the team had last held in February 2006.The team’s overall record in 2010 was nine wins, six draws and two losses. For the first time in a while, Bafana recorded victories over teams ranked higher than them with some regularity. The results include defeats of France, Denmark, Colombia, and Ghana.Siphiwe Tshabalala underlined the ability and quality of the national team in South Africa’s World Cup opening match against Mexico at Soccer City when he scored with a stunning left-footed rocket. That goal has since been named one of Fifa’s 10 Best Goals of the Year.In November, Bafana Bafana captain Aaron Mokoena became only the second South African to be awarded the Freedom of the City of London after former President Nelson Mandela.The award was in recognition of his achievements as a footballer, a leader, and the work done by the Aaron Mokoena Foundation, which works to identify and offer training, coaching and mentoring to talented young players at school level.Banyana BanyanaThe national women’s team, Banyana Banyana, had an opportunity to shine at home when South Africa hosted the CAF African Women’s Championship in November.A loss to defending champions Equatorial Guinea in the semi-finals left Banyana facing Cameroon in a playoff for third and fourth and a 2-0 win secured third place. Nigeria beat Equatorial Guinea 4-2 to be crowned African champions.Premier Soccer LeagueOn the domestic front, SuperSport United claimed their third Premier Soccer League (PSL) title in succession under coach Gavin Hunt. It was a real feather in Hunt’s cap as his squad has lost top players each year to other clubs.SuperSport United defender Morgan Gould was named the PSL Player of the Year, while Daine Klate won the Absa Premiership Player of the Season award. He subsequently moved to Orlando Pirates. The Absa Premiership Players Player of the Season went the way of Mamelodi Sundowns and Bafana Bafana striker Katlego Mphela.Champions twice in one year!Due to scheduling changes because of the World Cup, Kaizer Chiefs were able to win the Telkom Knockout Cup twice in the same year! The final of the 2009 competition took place in April, with the Amakhosi defeating Ajax Cape Town 2-1 in Durban. Then, in December, they won the 2010 competition with a 3-0 hammering of their great rivals, Orlando Pirates.In addition, Chiefs won the invitational Telkom Charity Cup in August, beating Pirates 4-3 from the penalty spot in the final after the teams had played to a 1-1 draw.Pirates tasted success in October when they lifted the MTN8 title after defeating Moroka Swallows in a penalty shootout in the final. The teams had been level at 1-1 after regulation time. The Buccaneers then triumphed 4-2 from the spot.BidVest Wits officially open Soccer City on 22 May with a classy 3-0 victory over Amazulu in the final of the Nedbank Cup. The match drew 72 000 fans, which showed that the rebuilt stadium would be a popular drawcard.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

SA Airways wins ‘Airline of the Year’

first_img Executive Vice President of North America Todd Neuman was joined by fellow SAA executives, as well as a representative from the Consulate General of South Africa and key travel industry and corporate partners to receive the award. “South African Airways would like to thank the Global Traveler Year Committee for the great honour of being named “Airline of the Year”. We would also like to thank the readers of the magazine for voting SAA as “Best Airline in Africa”,” Neuman said. 18 December 2012 South African Airways won “Airline of the Year” award, as well as “Best Airline to Africa” and “Best Business Class White Wine”, at Global Traveler magazine’s annual awards gala in Los Angeles last week. The magazine cited SAA as a “perennial favorite” among its readers and the “perfect representative of South Africa’s personality, promise and culture”. It also added that SAA “is a standout in all aspects of the industry”. “Our enhancements in these areas will continue, as we strive to offer the fastest, most convenient and comfortable service to Africa for both business and leisure customers.” South African Airways has also introduced new service to cities such as Brazzaville in the Republic of Congo, Abidjan in Ivory Coast and Cotonou in Benin, among other cities that it has added to its already-extensive route network on the African continent. It is also featuring meal selections from South African star chefs, first with Chef Reuben Riffel, and now with Chef Benny Masekwameng, a judge on South Africa’s Master Chef TV series. “These awards, plus the “Best White Wine International Business Class” are indicative that our efforts are working.”Enhancements to onboard products Global Traveler’s recognition of SAA as “Best White Wine International Business Class” was for the Driehoek Sauvignon Blanc 2011, chosen by SAA and a panel of international judges during the airline’s annual comprehensive wine selection process, which is meant to showcase South African wines throughout the globe. “Enhancements have been made to our onboard product for Premium Business Class customers, with added comfort to our flat-bed Premium Business Class seats, new menu choices from South African star chefs, expanded entertainment options and our award-winning South African wine cellar in the sky,” Neuman said. “Congratulations to South African Airways for being named 2012 Airline of the Year,” said Globe Traveler’s publisher and chief executive officer, Francis X. Gallagher. “I couldn’t agree more with the decision of our Advisory Board in selecting the airline. “The product, service and onboard amenities are among the best in the industry and the award-winning South African Airways is absolutely a leader in the marketplace,” he said. SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

New YouTube Format Q and AI

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now I have very much enjoyed this experiment of doing a daily YouTube show. I have primarily bounced back and forth between two formats.One format is me in my office, sharing with you whatever has my attention. It’s a blog in video format, and maybe audio format in the future, if people want to sign on for that.The second format is me taking you on the road with me when I go to speak. This format is sometimes the best. At the OutBound Conference, I could do whatever I wanted, since it was my show. It’s tougher when it’s a client’s show.Now I want to add a third format: weekly questions and answers.What’s In a Name?I am thinking of calling the show: Q and AI. Questions and Anthony Iannarino, a sort of play on artificial intelligence. Maybe you have something better? Hit the contact page and send me your thoughts about the name, or to propose something you think might fit. I want to hear from you.Send Me Your Questions . . . on VideoI don’t want to read questions into the camera. That’s no fun, and it’s not interesting enough. I am thinking that you record a video asking the question, and I’ll embed the video in my video, so you can share the screen with me. If you send me your Twitter handle, we can add that to the video, too.Maybe you want to ask a question about some area you are struggling? Or maybe you want me to clarify something that I have written here, so that you can better utilize it in your sales game or your hustle? Or perhaps you just want to know what I think about something that has your attention. Whatever it is, send it in, and we’ll do our best to answer your question.That’s it. Look for the new show in a week or so!last_img read more

Celtic Ryan Christie praises teammates

first_imgScottish footballer and Celtic star Ryan Christie has heaped praises on his attacking teammates after their 3-0 win against Hearts in the semi-final of the Betfred Cup.Speaking to Celtic’s official club website after the victory, Christie praised teammates and hailed their attacking influence in the fixture.“Scott Sinclair was brilliant when he came on and he had a huge part to play. We found our attacking rhythm in the second half. Our wingers, James (Forrest) and Scott were fantastic in the second half. That makes the midfielders’ job easier with us just having to feed them in,” Christie said.Mikey Johnston, CelticJohnston is disappointed after being injured Manuel R. Medina – September 11, 2019 Celtic winger Mikey Johnston was disappointed to miss Scotland Under 21 national team’s victories over San Marino and Croatia, and he hopes he can return to play soon.“We’re delighted with the second-half performance and it’s great to have another cup final as well.”“Odsonne (Edouard) never got his goal today but going forward and some of his link-up play was brilliant. It’s easy for the likes of me to come in behind and keep feeding him in.”last_img read more

San Diego County gas prices drop slightly

first_img May 28, 2018 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County dropped four-tenths of a cent Monday to $3.757, after rising four-tenths of a cent each of the previous three days.The average price is the highest it’s been on Memorial Day since 2015.It is 1.7 cents more than one week ago, 11.4 cents higher than one month ago and 71.8 cents greater than one year ago, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service. It has risen 63.5 cents since the start of the year. KUSI Newsroom, San Diego County gas prices drop slightly KUSI Newsroom Posted: May 28, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img