Indonesia ready to produce ventilators, COVID-19 test kits to meet skyrocketing demand

first_imgAside from that, a number of universities and research institutions are reportedly developing their own ventilator prototypes to be tested at the Health Ministry. Read also: Indonesia asks Tesla’s Elon Musk for ventilatorsBambang further said that the BPPT had also prepared for the manufacture of two kinds of test kits, namely the rapid one, with the help of the Gadjah Mada University (UGM), and the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) diagnostic kit, with assistance of vaccine manufacturer PT Biofarma.“Around 100,000 rapid test kits will be produced in the next one and a half months. We plan to produce more for the COVID-19 response,” Bambang added. Separately, Industry Minister Agus Gumiwang Kartasasmita said the ministry had coordinated with at least four universities, namely the University of Indonesia, UGM, the Bandung Institute of Technology and the November 10 Institute of Technology, to develop ventilators. He added that the country would produce “16,000 [pieces of] personal protective equipment [meeting WHO standards] per day in the near future.”Topics : Indonesia is ready to mass-produce urgently needed medical equipment, including ventilators and COVID-19 test kits, to meet skyrocketing demand, several ministers have confirmed.Speaking after a Cabinet meeting, Research and Technology Minister Bambang Brodjonegoro said the ventilators would soon be developed by state-owned electronics manufacturer PT LEN Industri and hospital equipment maker PT Poly Jaya Medikal, each of which had a production capacity of 100 units per week.“A prototype of the ventilator is now being tested by the Health Ministry. Hopefully we can start the production next week, so we can have our first 200 locally made ventilators by April 25,” Bambang said, adding that the ventilator had been designed by the Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology (BPPT).last_img read more

Governor Tom Wolf Announces $3 Million to Preserve Historic Buildings

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Governor Tom Wolf Announces $3 Million to Preserve Historic Buildings Infrastructure,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf continued his commitment to invest in local economies today by announcing a total of $3 million has been awarded in 2017-18 Historic Preservation Tax Credits to 21 projects that will leverage an estimated $257 million to preserve historic buildings.“Pennsylvania is proud of the historic buildings that define our unique cities and town,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “The economic benefits of historic rehabilitation and the impact of the historic tax credit program go far beyond one building and has the potential to spur reinvestment and revitalization in historic communities across the state.”The Historic Preservation Tax Credit program is administered by the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) and the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission (PHMC).“The historic tax credit is a vital program that helps Pennsylvania with the revitalization and repurposing of empty buildings into active, vibrant sites for new businesses,” said DCED Secretary Dennis Davin. “The Historic Preservation Tax Credit program is one of the most effective investment tools for strengthening Pennsylvania’s local economies. When we revitalize historic sites, we create jobs for more Pennsylvanians across the commonwealth.”Selected projects range from a historic silk mill in Kutztown, Berks County, that is being converted into a toothbrush manufacturing facility to a vacant commercial building in downtown Philipsburg, Centre County, that will be reused as apartments to the revival of the landmark Yorktowne Hotel in York, York County.“PHMC is pleased to support historic rehabilitation while advancing community revitalization and economic development through the Historic Preservation Tax Credit,” stated PHMC Executive Director Andrea Lowery. “The 21 projects awarded this year will bring new market rate and affordable housing, new businesses to downtowns, new hotels to support tourism, and educational opportunities through the reuse of historic buildings in Pennsylvania cities and towns.”Since 2013, the Historic Preservation Tax Credit program has invested more than $15 million to rehabilitate 81 historic buildings leveraging an estimated $1.3 billion in construction expenditures. The investments have helped preserve buildings that contribute to the distinct character of Pennsylvania’s boroughs, townships and cities.The 21 projects supported by the 2017-18 Historic Preservation Tax Credits are:521 Armandale Street, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County – Rehabilitation of historic rowhouse in the Mexican War Streets Historic District into affordable housing. $86,303 tax credit allocation, $345,211 in estimated construction expenditures1010 Morrison Street, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County – Rehabilitation of historic rowhouse in the Old Allegheny Rows Historic District into affordable housing. $43,697 tax credit allocation, $182,855 in estimated construction expendituresArrott Building, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County – Rehabilitation of historic office building in the Fourth Avenue Historic District into a hotel. $200,000 tax credit allocation, $43,218,472 in estimated construction expendituresBayard School, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County – Rehabilitation of National Register–listed school into apartments. $150,000 tax credit allocation, $3,224,807 in estimated construction expendituresBonn Building, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County – Rehabilitation of historic office building in the Penn-Liberty Historic District into commercial market rate apartments. $200,000 tax credit allocation, $6,774,267 in estimated construction expendituresRogers School, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County – Rehabilitation of National Register–listed historic school into a charter school. $200,000 tax credit allocation, $13,520,000 in estimated construction expendituresKutztown Silk Mill, Kutztown, Berks County – Rehabilitation of National Register–eligible historic silk mill complex into a toothbrush manufacturing facility. $150,000 tax credit allocation, $2,795,157 in estimated construction expendituresHoffer Building, Philipsburg, Centre County – Rehabilitation of historic commercial and office building in Philipsburg Historic District into commercial use and apartments. $75,000 tax credit allocation, $350,000 in estimated construction expendituresAwl House, Harrisburg, Dauphin County – Rehabilitation of townhouse in Harrisburg Historic District into office use. $25,000 tax credit allocation, $313,388 in estimated construction expenditures349 N. Market Street, Lancaster, Lancaster County – Rehabilitation of historic tobacco storage building in Lancaster City Historic District into apartments. $150,000 tax credit allocation, $1,870,327 in estimated construction expendituresLehigh Valley Cold Storage, Bethlehem, Northampton County – Rehabilitation of historic egg warehouse in South Bethlehem Downtown Historic District in the Lackawanna Avenue Commercial Historic District into apartments adjacent to Lehigh University. $200,000 tax credit allocation, $8,163,494 in estimated construction expendituresSamter Building, Scranton, Lackawanna County – Rehabilitation of historic department store into a mixed used commercial and residential building. $150,000 tax credit allocation, $803,382 in estimated construction expendituresWelles Mansion, Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County – Rehabilitation of historic mansion in River Street Historic District into a boutique hotel/bed and breakfast. $10,000 tax credit allocation, $99,500 in estimated construction expendituresR&H Simon Silk Mill, Easton, Northampton County – Rehabilitation of National Register–listed silk mill complex into multipurpose complex of housing, offices, restaurants and other commercial spaces. $200,000 tax credit allocation, $7,615,799 in estimated construction expenditures257 N. 3rd Street, Philadelphia – Rehabilitation of historic commercial row building in Old City Historic District into commercial use and apartments. $60,000 tax credit allocation, $1,750,000 in estimated construction expendituresBeury Building, Philadelphia – Rehabilitation of National Register–listed bank and office building into affordable and market rate apartments. $200,000 tax credit allocation, $38,109,804 in estimated construction expendituresMax Levy Autograph Building, Philadelphia – Rehabilitation of historic industrial building in the Wayne Junction Historic District into apartments. $200,000 tax credit allocation, $4,223,916 in estimated construction expendituresMeckey Co. Building, Philadelphia – Rehabilitation of National Register–listed industrial building into a charter school. $150,000 tax credit allocation, $39,189,127 in estimated construction expendituresPenn Wynn House, Philadelphia – Rehabilitation of National Register–listed midcentury modern apartment building into market rate apartments. $200,000 tax credit allocation, $47,388,000 in estimated construction expendituresWashington Trust Building, Washington, Washington County – Rehabilitation of National Register–listed bank and office building into commercial use and affordable housing. $100,000 tax credit allocation, $1,279,242 in estimated construction expendituresYorktowne Hotel, York, York County – Rehabilitation of downtown landmark hotel in York Historic District into 21st-century venue. $250,000 tax credit allocation, $36,519,123 in estimated construction expendituresThe application date for Fiscal Year 2018-19 is November 1, 2018. For more information about the program please visit DCED’s website at https://dced.pa.gov/hptc.center_img August 09, 2018last_img read more

Ozil sale ‘incomprehensible’ – Low

first_img Ozil joined the Gunners on transfer deadline day, claiming he felt Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger had more faith in him that Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti. His Germany team-mate Sami Khedira said he regretted his club’s decision to sell the 24-year-old and Low has echoed his sentiments by questioning Madrid’s decision. “Many Real players like Sami Khedira or Cristiano Ronaldo are sad about the transfer,” he said at a press conference. “For me, it’s incomprehensible that Real would sell one of their top scorers.” While disagreeing with the move, which he would not have sanctioned had he been coach of the Merengues, Low said he fully understood why Ozil accepted a move to the Premier League. Low also believes a change of scenery would probably benefit the midfielder. “Mesut is a sensitive player and he needs the faith from the club and the coach,” said Low. “It seems that was not longer 100% there at Real whereas Arsenal and their coach Arsene Wenger pulled out all the stops to get him. “He has a top coach there and, with Lukas Podolski and Per Mertesacker, he has two German colleagues. “Arsenal are a strong team who play technically high-quality football.” Germany coach Joachim Low has criticised Real Madrid for selling Mesut Ozil to Arsenal but he feels the attacking midfielder will benefit from the move. The transfer has not affected Ozil in his preparation for Germany’s World Cup qualifier against Austria on Friday night, though, with Low saying he “looks perfectly happy and satisfied. He is fully focused”. Low is also focused on picking up a win which would push the door to qualification for the World Cup open. Germany lead Austria by five points in Group C with four games still to be played, but Low knows the clash in Munich’s Allianz Arena will not be a walk in the park. “We were lucky the last time we played them,” he said. “We know that they have taken a step forwards and Austria are serious opponents. Nobody will under-estimate this very strong team.” With Ilkay Gundogan and Bastian Schweinsteiger both injured, Khedira “has got to give the commands” on the field, according to Low. “Either (Lars) Bender or Toni Kroos will play alongside Khedira, but I haven’t decided who yet.” Press Associationlast_img read more

The Latest: Abe says postponing Olympics may be unavoidable

first_imgThe Latest: Abe says postponing Olympics may be unavoidable March 22, 2020 “We cannot just sit on our hands while this is going on,” Isaac said.Isaac was honored by the Magic last year for his commitment to community involvement. The Magic have pledged $2 million to help arena workers displaced by the sports and entertainment shutdown, and Magic players Mo Bamba and Nikola Vucevic are among those who have offered financial help to that cause as well.___The $12 million Dubai World Cup, the world’s richest purse in horse racing, will be postponed until next year. That’s according to an announcement from the Dubai Media Office, a governmental agency. Officials had planned to run the race March 28 without spectators over concerns about the new coronavirus and the COVID-19 illness it causes.___ “Of course we are considering different scenarios,” Bach told the New York Times in an interview late Thursday.___The St. Louis Blues say a relative of a team employee has tested positive for COVID-19.The person is in self-isolation along with members of the person’s family, according to the team.All Blues staff who may have come into close contact with the employee have been notified. The team says it is asking for all members of the Blues to remain isolated, monitor their health and seek advice from team medical staff. Coe cited issues of fairness, the increased likelihood of injuries if athletes have to rush through training and the uncertainty caused by public health issues that are forcing many countries to order all people to stay indoors. Coe reiterated what he’s said before — that nobody wants to see the Olympics postponed, but it can’t be held at all costs, specifically the cost of athlete safety.___The IOC will take four weeks to weigh options for the Tokyo Games amid mounting calls from athletes and Olympic officials for a postponement due to the coronavirus pandemic.The time will be used to plan different scenarios for the July 24-Aug. 9 games, the International Olympic Committee said Sunday. Associated Press “These scenarios relate to modifying existing operational plans for the Games to go ahead on 24 July 2020, and also for changes to the start date of the Games,” the IOC said. Though canceling the Tokyo Olympics is not an option, a delay until later this year or in 2021 is possible.The change in strategy followed IOC president Thomas Bach leading a telephone conference call with executive board members.Bach has consistently said organizers are fully committed to holding the games from July 24-Aug. 9 — despite athlete training, qualifying events and games preparations being disrupted more and more by the virus outbreak spreading globally.Criticism of the stance grew in recent days — from athletes and by a first IOC member last Tuesday — and Bach finally acknowledged an alternative plan was possible.center_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effect of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe say a postponement of the Tokyo Olympics would be unavoidable if the games cannot be held in a complete way because of the coronavirus impact. He was commenting on the International Olympic Committee plan to examine the situation over the next few weeks and make a decision, which could include a postponement.Abe, speaking at a parliamentary session, ruled out the possibility of a cancellation.Whether Tokyo can hold the Olympics as planned from July 24 has been a major international concern as the COVID-19 pandemic has spread globally.___Leaders at the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee said the update provided by the IOC about the Tokyo Olympics signaled an important step but athletes are still beset with questions about whether the games will go ahead as scheduled in July. ___Orlando Magic forward Jonathan Isaac announced he is teaming up with a church to provide hot breakfasts and lunches to school kids age 18 and under on weekdays for the duration of the coronavirus pandemic.Isaac says he’s partnering with J.U.M.P. Ministries Global Church for that initiative. Isaac also announced that he’ll be helping families obtain boxes of non-perishable food items once a week, things like oatmeal and cereal and instant rice.“There’s a great concern to those kids going hungry at this time. We don’t want that to happen,” Isaac said.The breakfasts and lunches will be grab-and-go style, in line with social distancing mandates. Isaac says a nurse will be on-site for the pickups as well. Isaac also says there’s a similar plan in place to assist those who are living in extended-stay hotels. The statement came from USOPC chair Sarah Hirshland and the athlete advisory council leader, Han Xiao. They said they’re sticking with the advice Hirshland offered Friday — that athletes continue to prioritize their health and wellness over everything else. But they said they’re eager to explore alternatives “to ensure all athletes have a robust and fulfilling Olympic and Paralympic experience, regardless of when that can safely occur.”___The leader of the international track federation, Seb Coe, sent a letter to IOC president Thomas Bach saying holding the Olympics in July “is neither feasible nor desirable” with the coronavirus impacting huge swaths of the globe.Coe sent the letter Sunday after meeting with leaders from around the world in track, which is the biggest sport at the Olympics. It came hours after the IOC announced it could take up to four weeks to make a decision on whether to postpone the games, which are scheduled to start July 24. More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sportslast_img read more

Comprehensive plan needed for WI cricket – Sir Richie

first_img(CMC) – Former West Indies captain Sir Richie Richardson has urged Cricket West Indies (CWI) to come up with a comprehensive development plan to channel the region’s “immense talent” and transform West Indies into a competitive side.Any such plan, Sir Richie contended, required the input of all stakeholders, especially if CWI wanted to establish “a strong cricketing culture” from the elite level to the grassroots stages and to ensure long term success.“Quite often we focus on the end product, and the end product is the players. It is very easy to look at the players – and I can understand that – and criticise and see where they are going wrong,” Sir Richie told Starcom Radio’s Mason and Guest cricket show.“We have to find a way to recreate a strong cricketing culture and how we’re going to do this is that it will take a concerted effort by the entire region, not just cricket boards but schools, parents, communities.“We have to find a way to come together again. Someone has got to put a structure in place and I think that CWI has that responsibility to put that structure in place and work with all the other stakeholders.”He continued: “You have to have a system from (CWI) right down to schools cricket. Once we can get that going and get everybody on the same page working together from the grassroots right through, I believe we can start to see a chance.“It’s not going to be easy but I believe it can be done because our talent is immense; our talent is embedded in our genes and nobody can take that away from us. It’s for us now to harness that talent, pull it together and find a system to bring that talent through.”Sir Richie, who now serves as an International Cricket Council (ICC) match referee, was a member of the last dominant West Indies side. He made his debut in 1983 in a side captained by the great Sir Clive Lloyd and played alongside the likes of Sir Vivian Richards, Michael Holding and Malcolm Marshall.By the time he had played his last Test 12 years later, the Caribbean side were showing signs of decline and have since tumbled from the pinnacle of world cricket.Sir Richie, a former West Indies team manager, said he believed there was a path back to the top for the former world-beaters but the process would be a strategic and gradual one, requiring lots of investment.“There’s always light at the end of the tunnel. If you don’t think there’s light at the end of the tunnel then you’re wasting your time,” he pointed out.“I’ve always said the world is a round place. We’ve had our time and I’m sure it will come back again, maybe not as soon as we’d expect and we may not be the same, but as human beings we always want to be the best we can. We’re going to be trying to improve at all times.“People in authority are going to try to do the things that can improve our game and I believe once we rally together, keep believing we can be better, invest in the players, invest in the young players, invest in a proper development system, then I can see our team becoming competitive again.“I’m sure once we put all the right things in place, develop a strong culture again from the grassroots right through then I believe we can be very competitive again.”West Indies are currently ranked eighth in Tests – only above Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Zimbabwe and Ireland – and lie ninth in One-Day Internationals.They are reigning Twenty20 world champions but have slumped to 10th in the world since that conquest in India four years ago.last_img read more

Africans Suffer Defeat, as Egypt, Morocco Lose Opening Games

first_img•Portugal, Spain light up tournament  I t was not a good day for African representatives in the ongoing 2018 World Cup in Russia as Egypt and Morocco suffered 0-1 losses to Uruguay and Iran respectively.Jose Gimenez headed a 90th-minute winner as Uruguay beat Egypt 1-0 in their opening Group A game at the Mundial in Yekaterinburg.The Atletico Madrid defender rose highest for Carlos Sanchez’s free-kick to head past Mohamed El Shenawy and break Egypt hearts after a largely sluggish show from the Uruguayans.Luis Suarez had missed three fine chances and Edinson Cavani hit the post as Egypt looked to have survived without their talisman Mo Salah, who did not feature from the bench due to his shoulder injury.Uruguay started slowly as Egypt’s defence stayed compact, but Suarez had the first clear chance at the far post after Diego Godin flicked on a corner, scuffing his effort from six yards into the side-netting.Half-time could not come soon enough for Oscar Tabarez’s side, with Suarez, in particular, looking unlike himself, but he had another fine chance within a minute of the second half to put Uruguay ahead.After Cavani’s through ball, Suarez did well to get goal-side of Ahmed Hegazi at close range, but goalkeeper Mohamed El-Shenawy spread himself wide enough to deflect wide with an outstretched leg.Egypt began to retreat and were nearly punished as Cavani set up Suarez again, but the Barcelona forward dwelled on the ball, attempted to round El-Shenawy, before the ball was taken from his feet.Cavani saw a 20-yard volley from Suarez’s set-up brilliantly saved by El-Shenawy, before his free-kick came crashing off the post, but Uruguay won it as the game headed for injury time.After Egypt gave away a needless free-kick on the right flank, sub Sanchez found the head of Gimenez, who did superbly to find the far corner with his header.Uruguay will now face Saudi Arabia in Group A on Wednesday in Volgograd at 4p.m., while Egypt face Russia on Tuesday evening at 7pm in St Petersburg.Meanwhile, Iran won their first World Cup match since 1998 as Aziz Bouhaddouz’s 95th-minute own goal sunk Morocco 1-0 in yesterday’s Group B opener in St. Petersburg.After creating little and enjoying just 32 per cent possession, Iran got their lucky break with almost the last kick when Bouhaddouz put an unstoppable near-post header past his own goalkeeper when attempting to defend a free-kick.Morocco, who looked dangerous in parts but were toothless in attack, will be wondering how they lost a game they controlled for large periods.In the last match of the day, it was a six-goal thriller as Spain and Portugal honours in which Cristiano Ronaldo scored the first hat-trick of the 2018 World Cup.Nigerian Fans Banned from Taking Chickens to MatchesNigerian fans have been banned from taking ‘lucky’ live chickens into the ground for their team’s opening Group D game with Croatia today.Supporters of the Super Eagles believe the tradition of taking chickens to games brings the team luck.However, the Russian Government has banned the practice as Nigeria plays its sixth World Cup in Kaliningrad.“Fans from Nigeria asked if it’s possible to go to the stadium with a chicken. We told them that it is not possible,” Andrei Ermak, Minister of Culture in Kaliningrad, told Russia’s Interfax news agency.Ermak added that the ministry will advise Super Eagles fans on areas they will be allowed to carry chickens when supporting their team.At the 2010 World Cup, Nigerian fans were banned from taking chickens painted in Nigeria’s colours into Ellis Park, Johannesburg, for a game against Argentina.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

USC ranked no.15 in Wall Street Journal report

first_imgUSC was ranked 15th in the Wall Street Journal’s “The Top U.S. Colleges” report released Tuesday, placing it eight spots above its position in the 2017 U.S. News & World Report’s list of “Best Colleges.”The Wall Street Journal rankings are unique as they analyze students’ opinions on the quality of their education and their postgraduate success, rather than SAT scores or acceptance rates. The University’s score is based on a seven-question survey of 100,000 college students. Stanford University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology led the rankings.Phil Baty, an editor at Times Higher Education, praised these rankings in the Wall Street Journal article.“[This ranking] is driven entirely by what matters most to students and families,” Baty said. “The survey gets to the heart of what good teaching really is and how much a university is capable of stimulating and engaging students.”The universities are ranked based on four categories: student outcomes, school resources, university engagement with its students and learning environment or diversity. USC was given a high overall score of 88.3 percent, with individual scores of 95 percent for outcomes,  86 percent for resources, 83.5 percent for engagement and  78 percent for environment.Similarly to U.S. News & World Report’s list, the Wall Street Journal’s rankings have received some scrutiny for favoring private universities. Public colleges did not make the top 20, as they have fewer resources, including a smaller spending budget, larger student-faculty ratios and lower research output.“Tighter budgets can affect class sizes, graduation rates, faculty hiring and the extent to which a school can offer grants rather than loans in a financial-aid package,” the Wall Street Journal article stated.last_img read more

Delta Queens coach eye NWPL Super Four final.

first_imgChukwuma went on to appreciate the fans that were cheering for his team while they played against Rivers Angels. They had more backing than Rivers Angels in that respect. “If you win two games automatically you qualify for the final so we are aiming to try to win the next game (against Bayelsa Queens),” Chukwuma said. “We are really hungry, we are very determined, we want to win. I work hard and I pray. I believe God is always on my side.” “Yes we really appreciate the support and if you look at it, physically we were good enough, we were strong. I think defensively we were very strong.“They (Rivers Angels) were not very strong in attack the way I look at it. They were not very aggressive in attack. They tried to build up slowly. Their build-up was slow so before they got to our defence, we were very organised,” Chukwuma explained to busybuddiesng.com. Chukwuma went on to appreciate the fans that were cheering for his team while they played against Rivers Angels. They had more backing than Rivers Angels in that respect. “If you win two games automatically you qualify for the final so we are aiming to try to win the next game (against Bayelsa Queens),” Chukwuma said. “We are really hungry, we are very determined, we want to win. I work hard and I pray. I believe God is always on my side.”center_img Delta Queens coach Clifford Chukwuma has now set his sight on the final of the Nigeria Women Premier League Super Four after his side stunned defending champions 2-0 on Monday at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin City, Edo State.Having gotten rid of the title favourites in their first hurdle, another stern test in Bayelsa Queens awaits Delta Queens on Tuesday as they look to take another step closer to the league title. “Yes we really appreciate the support and if you look at it, physically we were good enough, we were strong. I think defensively we were very strong.“They (Rivers Angels) were not very strong in attack the way I look at it. They were not very aggressive in attack. They tried to build up slowly. Their build-up was slow so before they got to our defence, we were very organised,” Chukwuma explained to busybuddiesng.com.Delta Queens coach Clifford Chukwuma has now set his sight on the final of the Nigeria Women Premier League Super Four after his side stunned defending champions 2-0 on Monday at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin City, Edo State.Having gotten rid of the title favourites in their first hurdle, another stern test in Bayelsa Queens awaits Delta Queens on Tuesday as they look to take another step closer to the league title. RelatedAUDIO: Delta Queens Coach Praises NWFL Board, Sets Sights On NWPL TitleAugust 23, 2017In “Nigeria”NWPL Super Four Matchday 2 Wrap: Defending champions out of title contentionOctober 12, 2017In “Nigeria”NWPL Super Four Matchday 1 Wrap: Delta Queens clip Rivers Angels’ wingsOctober 10, 2017In “Nigeria”last_img read more

Ross Stripling strikes out 9 as Dodgers beat Nationals in first game of doubleheader

first_imgWASHINGTON, D.C. – Ross Stripling held the Washington Nationals to four hits in six innings and the Dodgers won the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader, 4-1.Though they were separated by a rainout Friday, the Dodgers have won back-to-back games for the first time in two weeks.Stripling was moved into the starting rotation in the wake of injuries to Clayton Kershaw and Hyun-Jin Ryu (at a time when Rich Hill was also on the DL). He has risen to the occasion. Over three consecutive starts, he has allowed only three runs on 14 hits and two walks while striking out 21 in 15 1/3 innings.Saturday’s six-inning outing was his longest since August 2016 and he finished by striking out the final five batters he faced. Relying on an excellent curveball and helped by home plate umpire Mike Estabrook’s extremely low strike zone, Stripling finished with a career-high nine strikeouts. Relievers J.T. Chargois, Josh Fields and Kenley Jansen shut the Nationals out over the final three innings, retiring the final eight batters in order.The Dodgers play the second game of the doubleheader at 5 p.m. Saturday. The Nationals scratched out their only run against Stripling in the second inning on singles by Wilmer Difo, Spencer Kieboom and Bryce Harper.The Dodgers scored in the first inning when Joc Pederson led off the game with a triple and trotted home on a sacrifice fly by Yasmani Grandal. They added single runs in the fifth, sixth and eighth innings.In the fifth, Logan Forsythe led off with a single, went to third on a single by Pederson and scored on a fielder’s choice. In the sixth, Max Muncy delivered an RBI double.Forsythe broke an 0-for-9 string since returning from the DL with a pair of hits in Saturday’s opener.In the eighth, Justin Turner singled off the third baseman’s glove then worked his way around to score on a sacrifice fly by Muncy.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

NBA trade rumors: Raptors offered Kyle Lowry, Jonas Valanciunas to Grizzlies for Mike Conley, Marc Gasol

first_img NBA trade rumors: Lakers have discussed dealing for Bulls F Jabari Parker Meanwhile, the Raptors enter play Tuesday in second place of the Eastern Conference standings. Lowry is averaging a career-high 9.2 assists while Valanciunas has been limited to 30 games because of a thumb injury.The Grizzlies stand at 21-33 and are all but out of the postseason race. The center signed a five-year, $110 million extension with Memphis in July 2015. He holds a player option, worth a little more than $25 million, for next season.Conley has spent his entire 12-year career in Memphis. He’s tallied 20.3 points and 6.3 assists per game while knocking down 35.9 percent of his 3-point attempts in 2018-19. The point guard agreed to a new five-year, $153 million deal with the Grizzlies in the summer of 2016. NBA trade rumors: Pistons talking with Grizzlies about acquiring guard Mike Conleycenter_img The Raptors appear to be interested in adding a pair of Grizzlies stars.Toronto offered guard Kyle Lowry and center Jonas Valanciunas to Memphis in exchange for Mike Conley and Marc Gasol, according to a report from Sports Illustrated, which cites unidentified league sources. The Grizzlies have reportedly been shopping the two players. But, they would prefer to receive young assets in return for them and rejected the Raptors proposal, the report says.Gasol, a three-time All-Star, is averaging 15.7 points, 8.6 rebounds and 4.7 assists in 33.7 minutes per game this season. He has been with the Grizzlies since 2008-09. Related Newslast_img read more