Gregorius, Judge, bullpen rally wild-card Yanks past Twins

first_imgAaron Judge #99 of the New York Yankees celebrates with Aaron Hicks #31 and Brett Gardner #11 after defeating the Minnesota Twins in the American League Wild Card Game at Yankee Stadium on October 3, 2017 in the Bronx borough of New York City. The New York Yankees defeated the Minnesota Twins with a score of 4 to 8. Elsa/Getty Images/AFPNEW YORK — Minutes into the playoff debut for these young New York Yankees, they trailed Minnesota by three runs. Their starting pitcher lasted just one out. A sellout crowd was stunned.Could their postseason be over almost before it began?ADVERTISEMENT Brian Dozier led off the game with a home run and Eddie Rosario hit a two-run drive as the Twins burst to a quick lead.But Santana went to full counts on eight of 11 batters, and he was removed after six outs and 64 pitches with the Twins trailing 4-3.“It’s the exhilaration of jumping out,” Molitor said, “and then the deflation of giving it back so quickly.”Minnesota, the first team to follow a 100-loss season with a playoff appearance, lost its 13th consecutive postseason game, tying the record set by Boston from 1986-95. The Twins have been eliminated by the Yankees in five of their last six postseason appearances and have not won a playoff series since 2002.“Nobody expected us to be here,” Byron Buxton said. “That’s an amazing achievement.”New York won nine regular-season games after trailing by three runs, according to the Elias Sports Bureau — including when Severino fell behind against the Twins on Sept. 20 as New York rebounded to complete a series sweep. Gregorius erased the deficit in this one four batters into the bottom of the first.“I was hyped, and I tried to get the game going, tried to get the guys going,” he said.Judge, the 6-foot-7 sensation who set a rookie record with 52 home runs, was given a Ruthian ovation, with several sections of fans holding signs in his honor spelling out “All Rise!” He scored three runs, hitting a single to help ignite the first-inning rally, smoking a 108 mph home run off loser Jose Berrios in the fourth and walking in the seventh before coming home when Alan Busenitz walked Aaron Hicks with the bases loaded.Judge shouted in excitement as he rounded first base after the homer, his face flush with emotion.“This place was rocking. It was incredible,” he said. Anthony sharp in OKC debut, Rockets look fine without him LATEST STORIES “”I think we can win it all,” Todd Frazier said after a draining game that took 3:51. “If we just keep doing what we’ve been doing, like we did today, sky’s the limit.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “We’re not done yet,” Judge said. “We’ve just got to keep it rolling in Cleveland.”Brett Gardner also homered for the Yankees, who chased Ervin Santana after two innings and once again eliminated Minnesota from the playoffs.Chad Green, David Robertson, Tommy Kahnle and Aroldis Chapman combined for 8 2/3 innings of one-run, five-hit relief, striking out 13 to tie the postseason record for a bullpen.“It was just remarkable,” Yankees manager Joe Girardi said.Twins manager Paul Molitor marveled at the Yankees relievers and Girardi’s use of them over 142 pitches.“He extended some guys probably past their comfort zone,” the Hall of Famer said. “They still performed.”ADVERTISEMENT DAY6 is for everybody New York had made only one postseason appearance since 2012, losing the 2015 wild-card game to Houston 3-0. Just three Yankees who started that game were in the starting lineup, part of a Baby Bombers movement that purged the roster of veterans.At 23, Severino was the youngest Yankees postseason starter since Andy Pettitte in 1995. The right-hander lasted only 29 pitches on a crisp autumn night and matched the Yankees’ shortest postseason start, by Bob Turley in Game 2 of the 1958 World Series and Art Ditmar in the 1960 World Series opener.Severino was shaking his head as walked to the dugout and Green replaced him with runners at second and third. Green struck out Buxton and Jason Castro , then fanned three in a row in the second.“I think we’re all ready to be in from the first to the ninth,” Green said.Robertson came in with the bases loaded in the third and allowed Buxton’s RBI grounder , then struck out Castro.Robertson tired in the sixth but earned the win, leaving after 52 pitches and 3 1/3 innings. His only longer professional outing was 3 2/3 innings for Double-A Trenton in April 2008.Kahnle relieved with a runner on and retired Joe Mauer on a flyout to the warning track . After Kahnle threw 2 1/3 perfect innings , Chapman struck out three around a hit in the ninth.A pitcher named Santana — Johan Santana — beat the Yankees for the Twins’ last postseason win in 2004. But Ervin Santana’s career postseason ERA climbed to 6.57, contributing to a first inning that lasted 45 minutes and three innings that took 1:43.Gardner walked leading off, Judge poked a single to center and Gregorius lined a fastball over the right-field scoreboard. Brushed off the plate by a 2-2 pitch in the second, Gardner sent Santana’s next offering into the second deck in right for a 4-3 lead.Green struck out the side in the second, but left in the third after a leadoff single and two walks loaded the bases. Buxton hit into a run-scoring forceout before Robertson struck out Castro, and the Yankees went ahead for good in the bottom half when Gary Sanchez doubled off Berrios leading off and scored on Greg Bird’s two-out single. How to help the Taal evacuees Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Nope. A strange AL wild-card game was only just beginning.“We’ve had a quite a few games where we’ve gotten down early,” Aaron Judge said. “Just keep battling. Just stay calm. Just play your game, and good things will happen.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogJudge, Didi Gregorius and a brilliant bullpen rescued New York and lifted the Yankees to their first postseason victory in five years.Gregorius’ three-run homer tied the score in the first inning after Minnesota knocked out Luis Severino, a pumped-up Judge showed his most emotion this season when he hit a two-run shot in his playoff debut and the Yankees beat the Twins 8-4 Tuesday night. New York plays the Indians in a best-of-five Division Series starting Thursday. 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Bus conductor committed to stand trial

first_imgDorian FedericksA minibus conductor was on Thursday committed to stand trial at the High Court for allegedly raping a woman.Twenty-four-year old Dorian Fredericks of North Ruimveldt, Georgetown was committed by Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts, since a case was made out against him by the Prosecutor who provided sufficient evidence.The matter was held in-camera.Facts relating to the matter indicate that between October 1, 2016 and October 31, 2016, the accused slapped the complainant in her face, pushed her onto the bed, and raped her. The matter was reported and the accused later charged.last_img

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“No retreat! No surrender!” – protesters to Govt

first_imgVAT on private education… as President says persons need to be more “reasonable”Distraught stakeholders have threatened to continue their resistance against Government, in various forms, until the 14 per cent Value Added Tax (VAT) on private education is revoked.One of the protests against VAT on private educationDetermined and united, stakeholders have rejected Government’s pronounced refusal to repeal the tax it imposed on private education.After sitting for nearly three hours with high hopes of Government removing this massive impediment to education, their optimism was crushed when Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo declared that the onerous tax will remain for 2017.Parents, students and educators rose in disgust and disappointment, some hurling adverse remarks towards Government representatives for pretending to care about their concerns and the future of the country.Many stakeholders also criticised the Government for wasting their time by holding a window-dressing exercise.Educator and Director of the Nations University, Dr Brian O’Toole, indicated to Guyana Times on Saturday that the Government only made the situation worse with a smokescreen event.“He (Prime Minister) could have announced that (no removal of VAT before 2017) before, then people could have decided if it was worth their while to spend half their day on an exercise that had very little value,” Dr O’Toole reasoned.Govt failedMoreover, the educator lamented that Government failed in its rebuttal to address the concerns of the stakeholders.“The Prime Minister appeared to deliver a prepared speech. If it wasn’t a prepared speech, it certainly failed to respond to not one of the points mentioned,” he stated.Dr O’Toole said it was also tragic that the Education Minister, Dr Rupert Roopnaraine failed to share his views on the concerns raised by students, parents and other concerned citizens during the forum.Despite Government’s pronouncement, the educator made it clear that the fight will not end until the results are favourable.“I guess the hope for everyone in Government is if you prolong something long enough, people will get tired of it and they will give up but I know the key players in this won’t give up,” he pledged.2018 budgetNagamootoo announced that Cabinet will review the matter however he posited that changes cannot be made this year.Nagamootoo specified that while he can give clear assurance that the issue will be reconsidered for the 2018 budget, he could not make a unilateral decision outside of Cabinet for the VAT to be rescinded.President David Granger, during this week’s ‘The Public Interest’, made pellucid his intention to keep VAT on private education for this year.He said the tax can be reviewed for the next budget but in the meantime, the President said persons need to be more patient, tolerant and reasonable.Granger explained that in fulfilling a campaign promise, his Administration reduced VAT by two per cent and therefore, it had to find ways to generate revenues which would be lost from the reduction.ResistanceMeanwhile, according to a student pursuing his MBA at a private university, it appears as if the Government has no intention of actually listening to the concerns of the people and making decisions to their benefit.“As a student who is trying to further my education and make a meaningful contribution to my country so that we can develop, this has now become practically impossible for me with this Administration placing VAT on education,” the students vented.He expressed that the “consultations” on VAT on private education was “nothing more than a farce.”Another student, who gave his only name as Satesh, said the forum had very little value as the Ministers did not address the concerns of the stakeholders nor did they give a commitment to ensure pursuing an education becomes less burdensome.“My question to Government is, UG lost its accreditation for medical studies yet they are taxing private institutions that provide this service. Why? The Government cannot establish an aeronautical engineering school but taxing the only private school which does in Guyana. Why? The Government is not in any way assisting the poor citizens of this country because they are giving Ministers scholarships but not poor students,” Satesh explained.Another student who is studying privately said she does not understand why the Government would host such an event if it had all intentions of ignoring the concerns of those being affected by the VAT.“Those presentations were factual. You heard the plight of so many students, how they feel starved, how their disposable incomes have diminished and how some are forced to drop out. How can you listen to that and still declare that you are unable to make changes this year? The Government can easily repeal this tax, if they care about the future of this country. But sadly, judging from their actions, it appears as if they do not,” the student related.last_img read more

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Budnick trial confirmed for October

first_imgThe trial for Sean Budnick, the man accused of trying to run over his ex-girlfriend, has been confirmed for October 11, 2011 at 9:30 a.m.Lawyers met in court this afternoon to confirm the trial is ready to proceed.- Advertisement -Budnick is charged with attempted murder, unlawful confinement, aggravated assault, assault with a weapon and uttering threats.He will appear before a provincial court judge without a jury, by request of the defense.Budnick allegedly tried to reverse over a 45 year old woman after she jumped out of his car on February 4, 2011.He was arrested a week later near Fort St. John after a nation-wide search.Advertisementlast_img

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TOP TEN TIPS TO KEEP YOUR HOME SAFE THIS SUMMER – ORBIT SECURITY

first_imgORBIT SECURITY are one of the most reputable security businesses in Ireland who pride themselves on ensuring all customers feel safe at all times by installing state-of-the-art security measures to safeguard your property. Every SUMMER, thousands of homeowners head abroad to enjoy that well deserved holiday in the sun.However, the last thing want to happen on your return is to find out that your home has been burgled. Unfortunately, break-ins have spiked in recent years and many homeowners have fell victim to burglaries when abroad on holidays.Burglaries don’t just occur when you’re on holidays, but if gangs of thieves know a house is unoccupied then the chances of being burgled are increased significantly. Anytime you leave your house unoccupied it’s essential you leave your property secure and have a strategy in place to keep your home safe.At ORBIT SECURITY there experts have given you TEN top tips to keep your home safe. TOP TEN TIPS:Outdoor lighting is very effective but only if it is motion sensor activated.Secure all doors and windows. Keep the door locked at all times and if you wantto leave your windows open, install secure restrictors.Never leave a key out. Thieves look in all the likely hiding places.Close and lock all outside garages, sheds and gates.No point in giving the burglar easy access to tools or ladders.Always make it seem as if your home is occupied. Use timer controls for radio, lights etc.When on holiday, if you have a driveway try to have a car parked in it.Ask a trusted neighbour or friend to tidy your mail regularly and if you are to have a prolonged absence try to have someone cut your lawn.Cancel any deliveries.Ensure your outer doors, locks, hinges and frames are secure.Ensure your patio door is properly secured with auxiliary locks.Close your blinds. Don’t showcase your property to an opportunistic burglar.Never leave handbags, wallets, car keys, jewellery, laptops, ipads, mobile phones, etc. lying around.You shouldn’t make the burglars decision easier.Install a Orbit Security house alarm or CCTV system that you can monitor from your computer or your mobile phone.Cut out monitoring costs.If you have a safe bolt it down. They won’t have enough time to open it but they might take it with them.Never put your travel plans on Facebook or Twitter.Protect yourself from identity theft.Shred or burn all documents with personal information on it as identity theft is becoming more prevalent.Lastly, a barking dog is a great deterrent to would be burglars.Contact Orbit Security FREE today for more details: 00353 74 91 28989 or info@orbitsecurity.ieTOP TEN TIPS TO KEEP YOUR HOME SAFE THIS SUMMER – ORBIT SECURITY was last modified: June 16th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:BusinessnewsNoticesOrbit Securitylast_img read more

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Record year as Buncrana reports shopping voucher surge

first_imgBuncrana Chamber of Commerce have reported a huge increase in the past two years, of local Buncrana Shopping Vouchers, which the Chamber operates for the benefit of local businesses. Sales have increased from €42,000 at the end of 2014, to almost treble that figure, with sales of just over €120,000 at the end of year for 2016.Welcoming the increase in the voucher sales, Chamber President Ryan Stewart said it is a huge endorsement of the ‘Shop Local’ ethos the Chamber is trying to promote. “At a time when exchange rates seemed to favour shopping in the north, it’s clear that the message is getting through, and has the support of local people. We have even had online orders for the vouchers from as far away as Australia, with people using the vouchers as a cost-effective way of sending presents home!”“As well as the rebranding and marketing of the vouchers, one of the main reasons for the increase is that more and more local employers are availing of the tax benefits associated with the vouchers. Employers can pay staff up to €500 tax-free in vouchers, which is ideal for Christmas bonuses, for example. If employers had paid their staff in cash, this would be taxed. We have been driving this message forward over the past two years, and it’s working for the benefit of all of our members.“You don’t have to be a Chamber member to avail of the tax benefits available by giving these vouchers to your staff, but you do have to be a member if you want to redeem these vouchers for cash from shoppers, so, in short, there’s €120,000 worth of vouchers which need to be redeemed, so join up now.”He thanked all the retailers who sell these vouchers saying they were inundated in the run up to Christmas, and did a great job promoting the vouchers to local shoppers. Buncrana Shopping vouchers are available from Macs Bookshop, SuperValu Buncrana, the Lunch Box, Farrens Mace and Bradleys Fahan.Mr Stewart is stepping down from his role in the Chamber this week, and has added that he has welcomed the support he received during his time in the Chamber.“It has been very rewarding personally, and I have to thank all of the local businesses, as well as the committee, who supported what we have been trying to achieve over the past two years. A new board is due to be elected next week, and I would strongly urge those in business locally to get more involved in the Chamber. The Chamber is now very well resourced to deliver even more value for the town, but input is needed. A small amount of your time can go a very long way.”Record year as Buncrana reports shopping voucher surge was last modified: February 15th, 2017 by StephenShare 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)last_img read more

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LETTERKENNY RESIDENT GETS THE ‘SCENT’ OF JAIL AFTER AFTERSHAVE THEFT

first_imgA Romanian teenager living in Letterkenny has pleaded guilty to stealing eight bottles of aftershave from a Derry department store.19-year-old Robert Christian Bicler, of Station House, Pearse Road in Letterkenny, appeared before Derry Magistrates Court on Wednesday. He also admitted possession of a tin-foil lined bag which he used to conceal the bottles.Bicler was given a five-month jail sentence, suspended for two years.The court was told Bicler, who recently arrived in Ireland from Italy, took the aftershave, vauled at £285, from Debenhams’ Foyleside store on Tuesday.District Judge Barney McElholm was told Bicler had previously been given a police caution for stealing perfume from the same store in October.Defence solicitor Walter Hegarty said because of some “cultural peculiarities” in areas of Romania, shoplifting was not regarded as a serious criminal offence.He also said Bicler planned to sell the perfume and send the money to his ill mother in Romania.The judge said such behaviour put at risk the jobs of shop employees.LETTERKENNY RESIDENT GETS THE ‘SCENT’ OF JAIL AFTER AFTERSHAVE THEFT was last modified: October 26th, 2011 by StephenShare 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)last_img read more

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Paul Pogba among quartet to return to Man United training ahead of Euro tie

first_img Paul Pogba in Manchester United training 1 Paul Pogba, Eric Bailly, Chris Smalling and Phil Jones all trained with their Manchester United team-mates ahead of Thursday’s Europa League clash against Celta Vigo.Bailly and Luke Shaw were the latest to join United’s lengthy injury list when they were both forced off during Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Swansea.Shaw’s foot injury could well end his season but key defender Bailly, who limped off in the 61st minute, does not appear to have suffered any lasting damage.Neither Smalling nor Jones have featured for United since picking up knee and toe injuries respectively on England duty in mid-March.United boss Jose Mourinho has been critical of both for not making themselves available sooner and had said he did not expect either to be fit for the first leg of the Europa League semi-final in Spain.Mourinho had been faced with the prospect of having to either play Michael Carrick in the centre of defence or teenager Axel Tuanzebe.But it now looks as though he will have more options at his disposal, while Pogba’s return after missing the last two matches is more welcome news.Playmaker Juan Mata could make his first appearance since groin surgery and Marouane Fellaini, who is serving a three-match domestic ban, also comes into contention in Europe.United remain without a number of first-team players, however, with Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Marcos Rojo and Timothy Fosu-Mensah joining Shaw on the sidelines.last_img read more

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GAA NEWS: URRIS CLUB NOTES

first_imgGAA Bingo- Every Thursday Evening In St Marys Hall Clonmany at 9.00pm Everyone Welcome.Match & Win for 11/04/2013 No’s Drawn 2,7,22,23 No Jackpot Winner, Next Weeks Jackpot Is €1,420.00, €15 Consolation Winners Were John Gill Clonmany, Chloe & Rebecca McGilloway Roxtown, Sadie McLaughlin Tullagh, Paul McGonigle Clonmany, Julie Diver Mindoran.CLUB MEETING: This Wednesday 17th April in Straid at 8.30pm all members welcome. FOUNDATION COURSE: Coming soon if you are interested contact Adrian 0879810304 for further information. COACHING COURSE: In Straid Wednesday 17th at 8.00pm, Anthony Harkin will be there, Contact Adrian for more details 0879810304.  UNDERAGE FIXTURES: – Northern Board U14’s Urris v Burt Monday 15th April at 7pm. Inishowen Board U12’s Carn V Urris at 6.30pm & U16’s Urris v Muff 6.30pm on Tuesday 16th April. SENIOR RESULTS: Milford 2-5 Urris 1-6. RESERVES: Milford 2-7 Urris 4-10. SENIORS: Home to Robert Emmets Saturday 20th April time not confirmed. Club Merchandise – Club Merchandise to buy all year round hats, gear bags, hoodies and jackets something for everyone Contact Donal Kelly 0876461707. Club Website www.urris.gaa.ie. Any items for the notes please send to lckn3@eircom.net or text to Liz O’Neill on 0863858629 before 9pm on Sunday evening.   GAA NEWS: URRIS CLUB NOTES was last modified: April 15th, 2013 by StephenShare 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:URRIS CLUB NOTESlast_img read more

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