Baseball: Darvish poised to be 1st Japanese MLB league win leader
Yu Darvish is set to become the first Japanese pitcher to lead a major league in wins after seven shutout innings to earn his eighth victory Saturday in the Chicago Cubs' 10-0 trouncing of the Chicago White Sox.Darvish (8-3) allowed three hits and a walk while striking out five. His team backed him with seven runs -- six scoring on four home runs -- before Darvish left after 94 pitches."It's a short season, but coming first in something gives me confidence," said Darvish after his final regular-season game.Zach Davies of the San Diego Padres and Max Fried of the Atlanta Braves have seven wins ...
Padres learn they'll host playoff series, split doubleheader, lose Lamet
SAN FRANCISCO — The San Diego Padres won the second game of a doubleheader on Trent Grisham’s walk-off home run, so that was something.Because otherwise, things are not going well for the Padres.Their brightest spot right now might be the possibility a cortisone shot takes in Mike Clevinger’s elbow and he can pitch for them in the Wild Card Series that begins Wednesday at Petco Park.Oh yeah, the Padres secured the No. 4 seed Friday night and will be the hosts for their first playoff series in 14 years.How that will go and who will be playing for them seems in doubt with every passing day.The l...
The San Diego Union-Tribune
All (other) things being equal…in personal finance (relationships/ marriage)
All other things being equal OR ‘Ceteris paribus’ is a phrase that rolled off easily from my Economics Professors’ tongues frequently in college. Add this phrase to any theory, and you can almost always justify your theory within its defined context. For example, we can say that ‘having a personal finance plan in place is beneficial to a couple’s financial stability, ceteris paribus’. In this context, what are the factors that can prevent your joint financial plan from being effective? A key component to executing a financial plan is budgeting.Whilst talking about budgeting, I’d like to zoom i...
Chris Bassitt shines, and Mark Canha hits a walk-off in A's win
OAKLAND, Calif. — Chris Bassitt has the look of a pitcher that’s ready to start the postseason.And through nine innings Friday, Oakland A’s hitters looked like they could use some more time to get up to speed.But trailing by one in the 10th inning, Ramon Laureano doubled to score Nate Orf from third base. Mark Canha then followed that with a home run to right to give the A’s a wild 3-1 win over the Seattle Mariners at the Coliseum.The A’s had Orf at second base to start the 10th, and advanced him to third with a Tommy La Stella deep fly ball. Then Laureano roped a double to left field to score...
The Mercury News
Myths about Preventive health we have to talk about
Every day we are bombarded with health information about the need to prevent illness by early detection. However a lot of individuals still have reservations about going to the clinic for checkup. This resistance is mainly due to myths or belief systems about health, widely circulated in the community.What is preventive health?Preventive health is the use of recognized health screenings, counseling and follow up to prevent future illness. Preventive medicine aims to identify illnesses before they happen or at an early stage when treatment is easy and cheaper or if the illness is already establ...
Start with what you have – Umezulora
Solar energy solutions are creating new jobs, improving standards of living for many people and bringing about a cleaner, healthier environment. In this interview, Chuks Umezulora, co-founder and chief operating officer of Auxano Solar Nigeria Limited tells the story of how he got involved and takes the reader through the hurdles the sector faces to its many opportunities too. He spoke to Stephen Onyekwelu. Excerpts:A quick check of Auxano Solar’s portfolio as presented on your website shows 80 percent of your big projects revolve around government-owned facilities. What explains this?This may...
Celtics cool down Heat to stay alive
Celtics cool down Heat to stay aliveLuisa Morales(Philstar.com) – September 26, 2020 – 11:33amMANILA, Philippines — The Boston Celtics extended their season for at least another game after beating the Miami Heat, 121-108, on Friday (Saturday, Manila time).Using a huge third quarter run, the Celtics kept themselves alive in the best-of-seven series and closed in on the deficit, 2-3.Led by Jayson Tatum, the Celtics went on a furious 20-3 run to tip the game in their favor after trailing for most of the half.Tatum scored 17 of his total points in the third quarter to help Boston outscore Miami, 4...
WHO warns 2 million virus deaths possible, Australia urges vaccine-sharing
Geneva (AFP) - Coronavirus deaths could more than double to two million without collective action against the pandemic, the World Health Organization has warned, as Australia's prime minister urged any nation that develops a vaccine to share it with the world.The number of cases worldwide has soared past 32 million, with deaths approaching one million, the global economy devastated, and major cultural and sports events disrupted.But despite the pandemic showing no signs of slowing, Japan's new prime minister Yoshihide Suga struck a defiant note Friday, saying his country was determined to hold...
Release US grand jury transcripts in Breonna Taylor case: lawyer
Louisville (United States) (AFP) - The family of Breonna Taylor on Friday demanded US authorities release grand jury transcripts to show why no police will face direct criminal charges over her death, which has galvanized police brutality protesters.Taylor, a 26-year-old black emergency room technician, was shot dead in Louisville, the largest city in Kentucky, on March 13 after three plainclothes policemen executing a search warrant burst into her apartment in the middle of the night.Her boyfriend exchanged fire with the officers, who he said he thought were intruders. The family's lawyer Ben...
Despite loss to playoff-clinching Reds, Twins on doorstop of AL Central title
MINNEAPOLIS — The out-of-town scoreboard looms over right-center field at Target Field, and Friday it relayed plenty of news, some good, some bad, for the Twins. Cleveland won in another walk-off, tightening the AL Central race and keeping the uncertainty over whether they will play next week’s wild-card playoff round at home. The White Sox lost, keeping at least a one-game width between Minnesota and its AL Central pursuers.But a few dozen feet below that scoreboard, the news was much more definitive. To its left? That’s where Mike Moustakas’ two-run homer landed in the fourth inning. To its ...
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)