Athletics’ Khris Davis out of lineup in final game against White Sox

first_imgKhris Davis will spend the final day of this Chicago trip out of the lineup, a trend that could last through the A’s two-game trek to San Francisco.Davis is mired in a strange slump in which he’s making promising swings and contact at times and reverting back into bad habit mechanics at others.“When you go through injuries, and you’ve sat around and DL and try to work through an injury, at times you get into some bad habits and you try to figure out your mechanics,” manager Bob Melvin said. …last_img

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FIFA World Cup 2018: Belgium outclass England 2-0 to finish 3rd

first_imgBelgium defeated England 2-0 to finish FIFA World Cup 2018 as the third best team of the tournament. Thomas Meunier scored in the fourth minute while Eden Hazard scored in the 87th as the Belgians upstaged England in the third-place play-off on Saturday at St Petersburg.With the third-place finish, Belgium secured best-ever finish at the World Cup.Belgium had taken the lead early against England.Meunier turned in Nacer Chadli’s low cross from close range after Romelu Lukaku’s pass had sliced open the England defence. Belgium produced some flowing moves and always looked dangerous while England also threatened, with Harry Kane firing wide after being set up by Raheem Sterling.Toby Alderweireld denied England’s best chance of the game, sliding on the goal line to clear a shot from Eric Dier. England tried to mount a fightback after the early setback but the Red Devils were just too good in the first-half.Belgium vs England – HIGHLIGHTSSouthgate brought on Marcus Rashford for Sterling and Jesse Lingard for Danny Rose at the break and the changes worked well, with England well on top in the second half.Toby Alderweireld was forced to clear an Eric Dier effort off his line at full stretch after a neat exchange between the midfielder and Rashford ended with a chip over Belgian keeper Thibaut Courtois.Dier and Harry Maguire both headed wide from promising positions while at thee other end Meunier went close to a second with a powerful volley that Pickford did well to save.advertisementBut the game was wrapped up when De Bruyne burst from midfield and slipped the ball through to Hazard, who glided past Phil Jones and fired into the bottom corner.Fourth equals England’s best performance since their World Cup win in 1966. They also finished fourth in 1990 and Southgate was pleased with the way his team handled the game.FT: #BEL 2-0 #ENGCongratulations @BelRedDevils, who have finished the #WorldCup in third place! #BELENG pic.twitter.com/DzBipSmGBsFIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) July 14, 2018On Saturday, both teams came out all guns blazing. But while Belgium’s top stars put on a top class show, England were let down by Harry Kane, who could not add to his tally of six goals scored against Panama and Tunisia in the group stages and Sweden Colombia in the round-of-16.But Kane is almost certain to win the Golden Boot.Meanwhile, there were 10 different goal scorers for Belgium in the World Cup. They have now equalled the feats of Frane (1982) and Italy (2006).(With Reuters inputs)last_img read more

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Soulpepper Theatre icon Albert Schultz accused of sexual misconduct by four actresses

first_img Twitter Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Actresses Kristin Booth and Trish Fagan, shown in Ms. Fagan’s Toronto home, are two of the four women suing Soulpepper Theatre Company and its artistic director, Albert Schultz. (GALIT RODAN/THE GLOBE AND MAIL) Four actresses have launched civil suits against the Soulpepper Theatre Company, Toronto’s largest not-for-profit theatre company, and its artistic director, Albert Schultz, alleging he sexually harassed and assaulted them, on stage and off, in incidents that span two decades.Patricia Fagan, Kristin Booth, Diana Bentley and Hannah Miller are plaintiffs in separate suits that seek damages totalling $4.25-million from the theatre company and $3.6-million from Mr. Schultz – who is described as a “serial sexual predator” in their statements of claim.Mr. Schultz, who founded Soulpepper along with 11 other artists in 1998, is one of the most prominent artistic directors in the country – an Order of Canada recipient who has starred in Canadian TV series from Street Legal to Alias Grace and whose knack for fundraising helped grow his theatre company from its initial two-production summer season into a year-round “national civic theatre.”center_img Advertisement The actor and director wields enormous influence at Soulpepper, not only in his role as artistic director but also as head of the Soulpepper Academy; general director of the Young Centre for the Performing Arts, the building that houses the company and George Brown Theatre School; and executive producer of the CBC-TV comedy series Kim’s Convenience, a spinoff of a popular Soulpepper play. Login/Register With: Advertisementlast_img read more

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MackaySteven injury not severe – McInnes

first_imgAberdeen manager Derek McInnes has confirmed that the injury suffered by Gary Mackay-Steven is not severe after a clash of heads with Dedryck Boyata.The winger was stretched off during Aberdeen Scottish Cup final loss to Celtic on Sunday, but his manager revealed he has suffered no major damage.“I saw his family down at the dugout and there was an obvious concern there,” McInnes said, according to The National. “I was told he was unconscious and there was an urgency to get medics onto the park.”“Thankfully he’s sitting up in hospital, getting his tests down and it will be hopefully a straightforward concussion. Obviously, he misses the next game but I’m gutted for Gary because he was so looking forward to the opportunity to shine and has been in good form for us.”ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND - MAY 04: Manager of Celtic Neil Lennon celebrates as his side secured the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership title after the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Aberdeen and Celtic at Pittodrie Stadium on May 04, 2019 in Aberdeen, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)Lennon praises Celtic’s fan support Manuel R. Medina – May 5, 2019 According to the team manager, the way the supporters behave this season helped the team achieve an eighth consecutive title.Meanwhile, McInnes also admitted he is unhappy with match referee Andrew Dallas, following his decision to award Celtic a penalty kick.“The penalty decision didn’t do us any real harm, but it wasn’t a penalty in the first place,” he said.“It was clearly outside the box. If we didn’t have a goalie like Joe Lewis it would have been 2-0 and far more difficult.”“I also felt there was another yellow card challenge from Ryan Christie when Dom Ball breaks. The ref said he played the ball when he clearly didn’t. You need a lot of things to go for you in a final and it might sound churlish but a couple of decisions were really harsh on my team today.”“I love Ryan Christie, but it was another yellow card and the referee was in a brilliant position to see that and I don’t understand how he can say he played the ball.”last_img read more

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Photographs that Narrate a tale

first_imgAlbert Einstein once said, “Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better”. Irfan Nabi’s exquisite collection of photographs, showcasing the vivid hues of Ladakh and Kashmir seems to justify Einstein’s saying; as every moment captured amidst the alluring scenery of north, veils an engaging story. For Irfan, a photographer who is blessed with an unconventional perspective, art of photography is all about patience and ‘understanding of the right moment’. But what does that right moment seems like? Also Read – Add new books to your shelf”Well, it’s the decisive moment when you expect the nature to bring in something to complete the frame and make it worth capturing.” Referring to one of his paintings, he further adds, “for example the street in the photograph didn’t have anything except few scattered autumn leaves and a mundane ambiance. Just then this old man who pedals home comes in the picture, and it automatically builds a story.” According to the acclaimed photographer, images are all about stories and through his artwork he wants to share the sense of wonder and joy he felt during the shoot. Irfan believes these photographic moments should make the viewer feel to slow down and appreciate the beauty of nature. “You may click hundreds of photos at any time, but capturing ‘moment’ demands patience. A moment perceived by me should form a ‘connect’ with you as well. I witnessed it, you didn’t. But if you take a pause while looking at the photograph and possibly sense a feeling of happiness, distress or just curiosity, that means I have actually teleported you to the place where the moment was captured and that’s what my job is,” Irfan, whose work has been published in National Geographic’s global photo community platform, explains. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveA bouquet of images by Nabi, revealing the unexplored aspects of places like Nubra Valley, Gurez, Dal Lake and Gul Marg is on display at the Indian International Centre, New Delhi. The photo exhibition, which will last till January 29, also brings forth the moments captured during Naropa festival which is celebrated once in every 12 years. Coming back to Nabi’s photography, another thing that catches one’s attention is the candidness. None in the collection is a conscious portrait and is clicked when people are having a moment of their own. “I try to get intimate with the character, but not invade them. So I maintain the discretion. For me, It’s important to study, get familiar with people, learn about their lives, understand the patterns and then click,” added the photographer. While the photography was taken care by Irfan, It was Nilosree Biswas, author and documentary maker, who carried on the deep research work. “If you have to find out very fine elements of a region, it becomes tedious. For example, the Naropa festival takes place after 12 years, hence people may not remember what had happened at the previous festival. The historical text might have certain information but you cannot just rely on it. That’s where the real work begins. You have to go to people, to regions, and collect memories from them,” stated Nilosree.On that note, Irfan believes that even if you show him a drop-dead location, it won’t appeal him unless he forms a connection with the people dwelling there. People form the soul of a picture, he says. Two other factors about the photography, that would grab your eyeballs are the light settings as well as a unique perspective with which the moment is clicked. For instance, whenever there is a lady who is decorated, the perspective is always focused at the front (face). But Irfan has a different definition of beauty. “Everyone must have seen portraits of brides but I wanted to use hands to represent my perspective. I found it interesting that how culture could be represented through other symbols rather than just facial features.” Talking about light playing a primary role in his photography, Irfan added, “Actually it’s all about light. You get the best natural light at dusk and dawn since these are the transition hours when the light changes hues. Every-day things that might appear mundane or flatten in the day sun, seems more lively during the sunrise or sunset. The transition hours changes the nature of how we see things. Observing the vividness of a colour is amazing in itself.”last_img read more

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Winners for the 2019 NET Foundation Board of Directors elections are finally

first_imgThe result for the .NET Foundation Board of Directors 2019 is finally revealed. Out of the 476 voters, 329 casted ballots in this election. After counting the ballots using Scottish STV (Single Transferable Vote), Jon Skeet, Sara Chipps, Phil Haack, Iris Classon, Ben Adams, Oren Novotny, and Beth Massi were declared as winners. In total there were 45 candidates competing for 6 seats. Beth Massi has been appointed by Microsoft while the rest got elected by .NET Foundation Members. Following are the winner profiles Jon Skeet: A Java developer at Google in London and is also C# author and community leader. Sara Chipps: Engineering Manager at Stack Overflow. Phill Hacck: A developer and author, and best known for his blog, Haacked. Iris Classon: Software developer, cloud architect at Konstrukt. She is also a member of MEET (Microsoft Extended Experts Team) Ben Adams: Co-founder and CTO of Illyriad Games. Oren Novotny: Microsoft’s Regional Director, MVP, and chief architect of DevOps & modern software at Insight. Beth Massi: Product Marketing Manager for the .NET Platform at Microsoft and has previously worked for the .NET Foundation in 2014. How did the election process go The candidate’s votes for a round are calculated by taking the sum of the votes from the previous round and votes received in the current round. The votes received in the current round and votes transferred away in the current round represent “votes being transferred”. The single transferable vote system was opted because it is a type of ranked-choice voting which is used for electing a group of candidates, for instance, a committee or a council. In this type of voting, the votes are transferred from losing candidates to other choices in the ballot. Round 1 The first round considered the count of first choices. Since none of the candidates had surplus votes so the candidates who received the least number of votes or no votes at all got eliminated and votes for other candidates got transferred for the next round. Round 2 Round 2 calculated the count after eliminating Lea Wegner and Robin Krom who received 0 votes. There was a tie between, Lea Wegner and Robin Krom while choosing candidates to eliminate. Though Lea Wegner was later chosen by breaking the tie randomly. Since none of the candidates had surplus votes they got transferred for the next round. Round 3 Round 3 calculated the count after eliminating Robin Krom and transferring votes. Since none of the candidates had surplus votes they got transferred for the next round. Round 4 Round 4 calculated the count after eliminating Nate Barbettini and transferring votes. There was a tie between the candidates Peter Mbanugo, Robert McLaws, Virgile Bello, Nate Barbettini, and Marc Bruins while choosing candidates to eliminate. In this round candidate, Nate Barbettini was chosen by breaking the tie randomly. Since none of the candidates had surplus votes they got transferred for the next round. Round 5 The fifth round considered the count after eliminating Marc Bruins and transferring votes. There was a tie between the candidates, Peter Mbanugo, Robert McLaws, Virgile Bello, and Marc Bruins while choosing the candidates to eliminate. Out of which, Marc Bruins was chosen by breaking the tie randomly. Since none of the candidates had surplus votes they got transferred for the next round. Collectively there were 41 such rounds where each round was an elimination round and then finally the winners were declared. To know more about this news, check out Opavote’s blog post. Read Next Fedora 31 will now come with Mono 5 to offer open-source .NET support Inspecting APIs in ASP.NET Core [Tutorial] .NET Core 3 Preview 2 is here!last_img read more

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