Cleveland Indians week in review Struggling offense plagues Tribe on the road

The start of the Cleveland Indians’ second road trip looked like déjà vu from the disappointing 2009 season.Cleveland managed a 2-4 record in the first six games of the trip, including an 8-1 win at the Minnesota Twins, which was the first win for the Indians at the Twins’ new Target Field.None of the six games was decided by fewer than five runs, including two shutout losses, one to Minnesota and the other to the Oakland Athletics.Studs: Fausto Carmona and Mitch Talbot. Carmona is 3-0 with a 2.96 ERA in four starts, and Talbot has been a huge surprise, going 2-1 in three starts with an ERA of 2.25.Duds: The offense. As it stands, the Indians’ offense has the second-fewest runs in the American League with 60, ahead of only the Baltimore Orioles. Thirteen of Cleveland’s 60 runs have been RBIs from outfielder Shin-Soo Choo.Up Next: The Indians finish up the road trip with three games against the Los Angeles Angels beginning today, followed by a weekend series against the American League Central Division-leading Twins. read more

Commentary Forgotten former Buckeye Mike Conley Jr is best Ohio State alum

During the past Ohio State men’s basketball season, a pregame video was played before home games featuring many past Buckeyes, such as Michael Redd, Greg Oden and Evan Turner. One player who was not included was Mike Conley Jr. The former Buckeye point guard was part of a trio, along with Oden and Daequan Cook, who left OSU after one season following the 2007 NCAA Tournament runner-up campaign. Conley was drafted No. 4 by the Memphis Grizzlies in the 2007 NBA draft. Since then, it seems like Conley has been forgotten by Buckeye faithful. Maybe it is because many fans did not agree with his decision to turn pro, particularly after he promised to return following the championship game. Maybe it has something to do with playing for a small-market, perennial lottery team like Memphis. For whatever reason, it never seems to me that Conley gets recognition as a Buckeye legend with others such as Oden and Turner. Now in his fourth season as a professional, the 23-year-old Conley is starting to establish himself as a solid NBA player. After receiving a five-year, $40 million contract extension before this season, Conley set career highs in points, assists and steals. He is one of the leaders of a young Grizzlies team that is contending in the NBA Western Conference playoffs. The Grizzlies entered the postseason as a No. 8 seed and upset the top-seeded San Antonio Spurs in the first round in six games. Memphis is now battling the fourth-seeded Oklahoma City Thunder in the conference semifinals. The series is tied, 2-2. For the postseason, Conley is playing 39.4 minutes and averaging 15.9 points and 6.2 assists per game. Going up against two of the NBA’s top point guards, San Antonio’s Tony Parker and Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook, Conley has held his own. Still, Conley is going largely unnoticed. Most basketball analysts and pundits have been raving about the play of forward Zach Randolph and center Marc Gasol, two of Conley’s teammates — and rightfully so. Randolph and Gasol have been putting up gaudy numbers throughout the playoffs. The orchestrator of those performances is Conley. As the point guard, he makes sure the Memphis big men are getting the ball in places and situations where they can take advantage, just like he did with Oden during their time together at OSU. He can take matters into his own hands, as well. During Game 4 against the Thunder on Monday night, Conley made a game-tying 3-pointer with three seconds remaining to send the game into overtime. Remember the 2007 second round game against Xavier? Conley scored 11 points in overtime, single-handedly closing out the game for the Buckeyes when Oden fouled out on the bench. Memphis coach Lionel Hollins understands the importance of Conley to his team. “Mike’s our head,” Hollins told the Memphis Commercial Appeal. “Mike controls the game for us. He’s our director.” With a slew of young talent, the Grizzlies are on the rise and could be a formidable contender in the West for the next several years, and with Conley signed to the long term, he should get plenty more opportunities to showcase his abilities on the big stage. Now showing: Mike Conley, the best OSU player in the NBA right now. read more

Wilmingtons Latest Legal Notices Week of January 6 2019

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are the latest legal notices related to Wilmington, published during the week of Sunday, January 6, 2019:190021 — Deadline For Warrant Articles181610 — Walsh — 22 Brentwood Street190009 — Land Court — Katsikis vs Caswell190028 — Removal of PR Estrella Estate190029 — Successor PR Estrella Estate(NOTE: The above public notices is from MassPublicNotices.org.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington’s Latest Legal Notices (Week of August 11, 2019)In “Government”Wilmington’s Latest Legal Notices (Week of August 4, 2019)In “Government”Wilmington’s Latest Legal Notices (Week of August 25, 2019)In “Government”last_img read more

5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Wednesday June 26 2019

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to do in Wilmington on Wednesday, June 26, 2019:#1) Wilmington School Committee MeetingThe Wilmington School Committee meets at 6:30pm in the High School’s Large Group Instruction Room. Read the agenda HERE.#2) Shawsheen Tech School Committee MeetingThe Shawsheen Tech School Committee meets at 6:30pm in the School’s John P. Miller School Committee Room. Read the agenda HERE.#3) Wilmington Economic Development Committee MeetingThe Wilmington Economic Development Committee meets at 7pm in Town Hall’s Room 9. Read the agenda HERE.#4) PJ Storytime At Wilmington LibraryThe Wilmington Memorial Library (175 Middlesex Avenue) is holding a PJ Storytime at 6:30pm. Wear your snuggly pajamas and bring your favorite teddy bear or blanket and enjoy stories, songs, rhymes and more! Ages 2-5 and one or more adults. No registration required.#5) Car Seat Installs At Public Safety BuildingThe Wilmington Police Department offers safety seat installs at the Wilmington Public Safety Building (1 Adelaide Street) every Wednesday, 10am-2pm. No appointment is necessary, but calling ahead at 978-658-5071 is recommended. Learn more HERE.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Wednesday, August 28, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Wednesday, June 12, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Wednesday, June 19, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Friday August 23 2019

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to do in Wilmington on Friday, August 23, 2019:#1) Indian Classical Dance Workshop & PerformanceEnjoy an evening with acclaimed Indian Classical dance artist Kohal Das, who will hold a workshop and performance on Friday, August 23, 2019, from 6pm to 8pm, at the Wilmington United Methodist Church (87 Church Street). Das is presently a research fellow at Tufts University and has extensive performing experience in India for both Odissi and Bharatnatyam styles. A reception will follow. Email upasana.odissi.dance@gmail.com to RSVP. Donations to Upasana would be appreciated.#2) DEADLINE: Wilmington Band Parents Banner DonorsDear Family & Friends of the Wilmington Wildcat Bands,We need your help with support of this year’s 2019-2020 WHS Band banner.Your donation to this banner will enable the Wildcat Band Parents to support this accomplished group of young men and women. The Wildcat Bands is composed of hundreds of talented musicians and color guard from Grade 4 thru 12. Our High School Band is one of the top bands in the Merrimack Valley. We routinely perform at events within Wilmington, and surrounding towns.The Wildcat Bands Banner is proudly displayed at:Wilmington High School Football GamesWilmington Band ConcertsWilmington’s Memorial Day ParadeAnd other events that the Wildcat Bands are invited to participate in.Please consider supporting this banner with a sponsorship.All proceeds from your generous donation goes directly benefits the Wilmington Wildcat Bands including the Marching Band and Color Guard members. We support the bands with the purchase of new equipment, scholarships and deferring the cost of the group’s annual band camp by paying for the rental truck to bring the equipment to NH; the charting; returning college chaperone costs and financial support for band members who need assistance.In order to meet our printing deadline, please return the Sponsor Form with your donation by August 23, 2019. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at (978) 771-0810, whswildcatbandsparents@gmail.com. Thank you for your support.Sincerely,Steve Sica, PresidentWilmington Band Parents and Friends#3) Bingo At Senior Center The Wilmington Senior Center (15 School Street) is holding its weekly bingo game at 1pm.#4) Karaoke At Pacific GrovePacific Grove (211 Lowell Street) is hosting karaoke from Winnell Entertainment beginning at 8pm.#5) Tour Of Wilmington Town MuseumThe Town Museum (430 Salem Street) is open from 10am to 2pm. Come explore Wilmington’s history. Free admission.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Monday, August 19, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Thursday, August 22, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”Indian Classical Dance Workshop & Performance In Wilmington On August 23In “Community”last_img read more

Holi 2019 herere top waterproof Bluetooth speakers that will make you party

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COPY LINKAD Loading … Holi, the festival of colours is upon us. It is celebrated with much fervour for two days March 20 and 21, while some, particularly corporate professionals even postpone the celebration to the weekend so that they can enjoy freely with friends without any work stress, which they usually face in the middle of the week.With music, Holi will be more entertaining with all coloured water balloon splashing around in the sunny day. So, we have curated a list of the wireless Bluetooth speakers across different price range available in Amazon this festive season.Amazon is offering big discounts on water-proof Bluetooth wireless speakers on its e-commerce site this festival of colours. Here are the top picks:Mivi Octave Portable Wireless speaker-Rs 2,999 Mivi Octave Bluetooth speakers on Amazon IndiaAmazon India (screen-grab)Key features-Mivi Octave offers 360 ° HD Stereo SoundPowerful Bass and 16Watts Peak Output-BlackTrue Wireless Stereo: Pair two speakers wirelessly for a 2X Sound with extra powerful left and right channelSplash resistant: Dust and splash resistant (IPX 5) designIt has a Lithium-ion battery and lets you enjoy up to Ten hours of play time (at 70% Volume). You can buy Mivi speaker-hereJBL Flip 4 Portable Wireless speaker-Rs 7,530 JBL wireless Bluetooth speakers on Amazon IndiaAmazon India (screen-grab)Key features-JBL Bass Radiator- Dual external passive radiator makes you hear the base, feel the base and see the base. The bass is both deep and powerfulBuilt-in 3000mAh rechargeable Li-ion battery supports up to 12 hours of playtimeIPX7 Waterproof- No more worrying about rain or spills; you can even immerse it in waterWireless Bluetooth Streaming- Wirelessly connect up to 2 smartphones or tablets to the speaker and take turns playing impressive stereo soundNoise-cancelling Speakerphone- Built-in noise and echo cancelling speakerphone for crystal clear calling with the touch of a buttonVoice Assistant Integration- Activate and talk to Siri or Google Assistant from your JBL Flip 4, it is just a button click away. You can buy JBL speaker-here.Zook Jazz Blaster 30W Bluetooth speaker-Rs 2,599 Zook wireless Bluetooth speakers on Amazon IndiaAmazon India (screen-grab)Key features—The Jazz Blaster Bluetooth speaker can rock a party outdoors and indoors, at beaches, poolside bashes or impromptu house parties, this rough-and-tough, a rugged speaker is all you need to set the ball rollingUses the Bluetooth 4.2 technology (A2DP) for less delay, more stability, faster pairing and lower power consumption from connected devices (like your phone) when wirelessly streaming audioUnlike ordinary Bluetooth speaker, the monster Zoook Jazz Blaster Bluetooth speaker amplifies higher as well as lower bass frequencies thanks to the unique combo of powerful stereo sound (30W) and a passive subwoofer – a power-packed bass experience on the go is finally hereWith 5,200mAh cell capacity, it offers 10-hour battery life to keep the beats going ordinary Bluetooth speakers just can’t handle the heavy load of bass and stereo for long hours Modi govt wants employees to take more holiday; changes earned leave rules Close Comes with IPX5 Splash-proof. You can buy the Zook speaker-here.Boat Stone 600 Water-Proof and Shock-Proof Wireless Speakers- Rs 2,274 Boat wireless Bluetooth speakers on Amazon IndiaAmazon India (screen-grab)Key features—It houses premium drivers within a compact design delivering a full 360 degrees high definition soundBluetooth 4.0 Technology: Ultra-optimized version of Bluetooth that consumes less energy and delivers clear soundWater Proof: IPX6 rating for protection against water splash and dust for outdoor and indoor activitiesDevice-Free Use: Play straight, easily answer phone calls with built-in microphone, change tracks or adjust the volume, all without picking up your phoneBest used for outdoor parties, showers, pool sides, group camping and other hard-core activitiesWell-structured solid rugged design for ultimate impact resistance, a good option for music loversRetail packages include Boat Stone 600 Bluetooth speaker, micro USB charging cable, aux-in cable compatible with 3.5 mm devices, 12-month warranty and supportive customer service. You can buy Boat speaker-here.Ultimate Ears Boom 3 Portable Bluetooth Wireless Speaker- Rs 12,995 Ultimate Ears wireless Bluetooth speakersAmazon India (screen-grab)Key features-It offers loud and immersive 360-degree sound with deep and accurate bass, all carefully balanced so you can hear every note.Powered for Adventure: Rechargeable battery and play music for 15 hours.Waterproof: It can be totally submerged in up to 1 meter of water for up to 30 minutes. It is said to have undergone tough durability tests to handle life’s spills and thrills.All-New Magic Button: Play, Pause, Skip and control any streaming music directly on the Bluetooth speaker with one touch of a button.With Ultimate ears app, you can pair 2, 3, 4…and over 150 BOOM and MEGABOOM speakers together for the ultimate sound experience. Works with any generation of BOOM and MEGABOOM speakers. You can buy the Ultimate Ears speaker-here.Also, Amazon launched a special Holi Store on Prime Now app. With this, the customers can get a range of organic & non-toxic colours, snacks, beverages, cleaning supplies, laundry products, personal care essentials and lots more within a couple of hours. This is limited to the customers in Bengaluru, Mumbai, New Delhi and Hyderabad. Consumers who shop for select products worth Rs 900 and more will get flat Rs 90 back as Amazon Pay balance.For those unaware, Amazon’s Prime Now provides 2-hour ultra-fast delivery to Prime members anytime between 6:00 am to midnight and the most convenient same-day 2-hour slots from 6:00 am to 12:00 midnight for all customers.last_img read more

Agencies from Delhi and Mumbai to examine health of state bridges

first_imgKolkata: State Public Works Department (PWD) minister Aroop Biswas during his budget speech in the Assembly said that various agencies from Delhi and Mumbai have been assigned to examine the health status of various bridges across the state that are owned by the department.While addressing the House, Biswas said that the agencies will carry out a detailed study on the bridges situated not only in the city but also in various districts. The agencies will submit a report to the government after six months after the examination is over. On the basis of the report submitted by the expert agencies, the PWD will take up the steps to repair or renovate those bridges which become weaker with the passing of time. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataThe minister also criticized the erstwhile Left Front government for taking up maintenance issue properly. He also provided some data before the House to show how the Mamata Banerjee government increased the budgetary allocation for his department. “In the last eight years of the Left Front regime the budgetary allocation remained around Rs 6,113 crore in the PWD out of which around Rs 3,498 had been spent. During the last financial year, the budgetary allocation remained at Rs 16,801 crore but the expenditure outnumbered the allotment. The PWD had spent Rs 20,565 crore which shows that money was spent out of planned budget,” Biswas told the Assembly. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateIt may be mentioned that the PWD has created a bridge inspection and monitoring cell for ensuring proper health study of various bridges. The department has also taken up a project of constructing 20 capacity passenger shelters at important junctions of state highways in every district. One cell has been created headed by one Executive Engineer for proper monitoring of complaints and suggestions received on a whatsapp number 9073362000. The minister also mentioned that under ‘Baitarani’ scheme initiated by the state government the PED has taken up the construction of 402 more crematoriums and 20 electric furnaces are being constructed in various crematoriums.last_img read more

New state tax exemption would apply to compensation received for wrongful imprisonment

first_img Categories: Howrylak News,News 27Sep New state tax exemption would apply to compensation received for wrongful imprisonment State Representative Martin Howrylak recently introduced legislation to create a new exemption in the Michigan tax code for compensation received for wrongful imprisonment.Last year, Governor Snyder signed Senate Bill 291 into law, which created the Wrongful Imprisonment Compensation Act. This act allows a person to bring an action for compensation against the state if he or she has been wrongfully convicted under Michigan law and imprisoned in a state correctional facility for a crime he or she did not commit.If enacted, Rep. Howrylak’s proposal will ensure that the funds received from the Wrongful Imprisonment Compensation Act will not be included in an individual’s adjusted gross income for income tax calculation purposes. The federal government already exempts this type of compensation from federal taxes.“A wrongful conviction alters an individual’s life forever,” said Rep. Howrylak, of Troy. “An individual who served time for a crime he or she did not commit should not be unnecessarily penalized with an increase in income tax liability.”House Bill 4991 was referred to the House Tax Policy Committee for consideration.####last_img read more

COLUMN New plan will significantly improve school safety across Michigan

first_img The nightmare of every parent, teacher and school administrator played out again earlier this year at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, serving as a stark reminder that we must do more to protect our schoolchildren.As a former teacher and school board member, I understand the complexity of this issue. There is not one simple solution that’s going prevent this tragedy from being repeated. It’s going to require a comprehensive approach, like the bipartisan plan I recently introduced alongside some of my House colleagues and the governor.The plan would create a safe schools commission to review safety procedures in Michigan schools and provide resources to make security improvements in local districts across the state. The commission would develop a system to audit safety procedures in Michigan schools and distribute grants to make the highest-priority security improvements.The wide-ranging plan calls for school inspections and evaluation of emergency procedures, funding for school security upgrades and increased exposure of Michigan’s OK2Say program, enhanced training for school staff and law enforcement, and other measures. Specifically, my legislation establishes a liaison within each school district to report to and work with the commission.This isn’t a quick, one-time fix. It’s the first step of an ongoing process that will ensure school safety remains a priority. We must do everything we can, now and in the future, to create a safe and secure environment in our schools where students and teachers can focus on learning.In addition to our new school safety plan, we’re taking action to address the mental health issues that so often lead to violence.Last year, the House formed a mental health task force to closely examine our broken mental health system. The bipartisan group participated in more than a dozen meetings and tours, gathering information from patients, families, doctors, clinics and organizations across the state on how to provide better access to mental health services in Michigan. The task force came up with a number of solutions, some of which have already been approved by the House.I was proud to support one measure, in particular, that has the potential to do a lot of good in our schools. House Bill 5524 gives school employees access to professional development training on mental health first aid. This training will provide our teachers with the knowledge to help identify the early warning signs of mental health issues such as depression and anxiety. It will also give them tools to connect with vulnerable students and refer them with the proper resources to get help.With meaningful reforms like these kids can stop worrying about violence and instead focus on growing and gaining skills that will allow them to be successful in the future.###State Rep. Pamela Hornberger of Chesterfield Township is serving her first term representing portions of Macomb and St. Clair counties in the Michigan House. Prior to taking office, Rep. Hornberger spent 23 years teaching in the East China School District and also served as a trustee for the L’Anse Creuse Public Schools Board of Education. Categories: Hornberger News 07May COLUMN: New plan will significantly improve school safety across Michiganlast_img read more

UK media regulator Ofcom has invited applications

first_imgUK media regulator Ofcom has invited applications for new local TV channels in seven UK locations – Aberdeen, Ayr, Carlisle, Dundee, Forth Valley, Inverness and Stoke on Trent.The closing date for applications for the Scottish areas of Aberdeen, Ayr, Dundee, Forth Valley and Inverness, and the English areas of Carlisle and Stoke on Trent, is October 23 2014.Under 2011 legislation authorizing the use of digital-terrestrial spectrum to deliver local TV services, Ofcom has so far awarded licences for 18 locations across the country. Five local TV channels are already on air.Separately, Ofcom has awarded two more local digital-terrestrial TV licences, this time for Maidstone and Basingstoke.The Maistone channel was awarded to Kent Online’s KMTV, while the Basingstoke licence went That’s TV, which has already secured licences for Oxford and Solent and is applying to operate services in Reading, Surrey and Salisbury. The Basingstoke service will be known as That’s Basingstoke.Ofcom estimates that the local TV licences could reach approximately 175,000 homes in Maidstone, Kent, and 63,000 homes in Basingstoke, Hampshire. The exact coverage at these locations will be confirmed with the local multiplex licensee.last_img read more