Irwin & Sons back in profit

first_imgNorthern Ireland-based bakery Irwin & Sons returned to profit in 2016 after reporting a loss the previous year.The business made a profit of £117,386 in the year ended 3 April 2016 – versus a £128,574 loss in 2015 – and bosses have said they expect the bakery to continue to improve its financial performance.Turnover increased fractionally from £29.7m in 2015 to £29.8m in the latest financial year, while gross margin increased by one percentage point to 29%.“The year delivered an improvement in results on the prior year,” stated the business in its strategic report, adding that this was against a background of “very competitive” trading conditions, particularly in the supermarket sector.“The directors have every expectation that the action in place will continue to deliver improved financial performance and lead to sales and profit growth over the coming year,” it added.Recent activity by the business – which sells under brands including Irwin’s, Howell’s and Rankin Selection – has included the launch of a new range of low-sugar products aimed at families.Irwins added that the directors considered the business “well positioned to develop its core brands, and new product development continues to support these”.last_img read more

SODIAL(R) Vintage Bling Phoenix Wing Angel Beads HairBand Hoop Claw Handmade Headband – Love this. Looked fab with my fancy

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Ohio’s National Proficiency Winners

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Agricultural Communications – Kolt Buchenroth, Kenton-OHP Agricultural Sales-Placement – Sierra Drewes, New Bremen Diversified Agricultural Production – Nole Gerfen, Ridgemont Diversified Livestock – Adam Blumenschein, Fairbanks Food Science and Technology – Ann Marie Shelby, Zane Trace Agricultural Mechanics Repair and Maintenance-Entrepreneurship – Aaron Hendrich, Eaton-MVCTC Swine Production-Entrepreneurship – Collin Dunaway, Felicity-FranklinListen to the winners reflect on being named top in the nation.Adam Blumenschein171027_AdamBlumenschein_FFAProf_IntvKolt Buchenroth171027_KoltBuchenroth_FFAProf_IntvSierra Drewes171027_SierraDrewes_FFAProf_IntvCollin Dunaway171027_CollinDunaway_FFAConv_ProfNole Gerfen171027_NoleGerfen_FFAProf_IntvAaron Hendrich171027_AaronHendrich_FFAProf_IntvAnn Shelby171027_AnnShelby_FFAProf_Intvlast_img read more

Concerns with continuous soybeans in 2018

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest With corn prices looking grim and the likelihood of 2018 farm economics again favoring soybean production, soybeans being planted after soybeans could be on the rise this spring.With consecutive years of soybean production, yield potential declines and the potential need for additional inputs and precautions increases.“Agronomically, we never like to see beans after beans, but when it gets into your back pocket sometimes we have to do some things differently,” said Mike Earley, Seed Consultants, Inc. agronomist. “We need to make sure to not plant the same variety in the same field back to back. If we get into continuous beans for multiple years we need to do a lot more scouting and chances are we are going to need some fungicide applications because of a lot more disease pressure in the fields.”In addition to increased potential for soybean issues including Phytophthora, white mold and frogeye leaf spot, more soybeans could also mean more yield loss to soybean cyst nematode (SCN). The silent robber of soybean yields has been on the rise and has been found in over 60% of Ohio soybean fields, according to Ohio State University Extension. SCN yield losses of 25% to 50% can take place with no above ground symptoms.Of course, the easiest way to combat SCN is crop rotation, but if that is not an option then variety selection becomes increasingly important.“Almost all of the soybean varieties sold to farmers in Ohio are labeled ‘Resistant to SCN,’ ‘Resistant to SCN Race 3’ or something similar. Most of the time, a variety labeled as SCN-resistant got its resistance from an ancestral soybean line called PI (Plant Introduction) 88788,” wrote Anne Dorrance, Laura Lindsey, Terry Niblack, and Chris Taylor with Ohio State University Extension in the CORN Newsletter. “This source of resistance was considered broad-spectrum, highly durable, and relatively easy to transfer into the new high-yielding varieties via traditional breeding practices, and that’s why most of our soybean varieties have this resistance. Based on data from hundreds of trials in locations throughout the Midwest, varieties that have this source of resistance will yield higher than similar varieties with no resistance even when SCN populations are low.”Testing for SCN also becomes increasingly important in fields of soybeans planted after soybeans. There are numerous labs that measure the SCN populations, including OSU’s own C. Wayne Ellett Plant and Pest Diagnostic Clinic. The latest fact sheet has contact information for each of these labs and management practices can be found at http://ohioline.osu.edu/ac-fact/pdf/0039.pdf.last_img read more

The Man With the Golden Run

first_imgBehind the golden glow that enveloped the country’s athletes and its image at the 19th Commonwealth Games lies the untold story of the invisible men who planned and executed India’s new saga of sporting success. The credit, gold medal if you will, goes to a little-known organisation called the International,Behind the golden glow that enveloped the country’s athletes and its image at the 19th Commonwealth Games lies the untold story of the invisible men who planned and executed India’s new saga of sporting success. The credit, gold medal if you will, goes to a little-known organisation called the International Sports Division (ISD), created in 2008 under the leadership of Rahul Bhatnagar, a joint secretary, in the Sports Ministry.The gold medal-winning Indian women’s 4×400 relay team, (from left) A.C. Ashwini, Manjeet Kaur, Mandeep Kaur and Sini Jose.The ISD got it right, and even the most optimistic Indian sports lover got to see things they had never imagined. Three Indian medal winners-with gold, silver, bronze-in the women’s discus throw, lined up on the podium while 50,000 spectators in the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium went hysterical. It was India’s first gold medal in track events in 52 years. Hysteria reached new levels a day later when the Indian women’s 4X400 team ran a technically perfect race to win the country’s second gold in track and field. By the penultimate day of the Games, India won nine medals at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. In India’s CWG history, the country had won just one medal in athletics, Milkha Singh’s gold in Melbourne way back in 1958. On the medal table, India stood second, another history-making achievement.Bhatnagar’s ISD kept it simple. Under the umbrella of the Sports Ministry, the division’s mandate was that India should win between 96 and 125 medals and, more importantly, no hurdle (pun intended) should come in the way whether it was money, training and facilities, proper diet, international exposure or the services of the best international coaches. An unprecedented Rs 678 crore was earmarked to be spent on training (55 per cent), scientific support to sportspersons (35 per cent) and infrastructure. But more crucial to success was to restrict the role of the sports federations that are run like serfdoms mostly by politicians with little sporting background.advertisementThe crowd at Major Dhyan Chand StadiumThe entire exercise lasting 30 months was executed in relative obscurity, free from media glare and bureaucratic tangles. The ISD’s plan, after identifying areas of weakness, was to provide intensive training of 530 days in India, 225 days of training and competition abroad to 1,140 players in 18 sporting disciplines. The goal was to create a group of “core probables”, three-four times more than the players who would actually represent India, give them the best training and international exposure and then conduct a pruning process in a phased manner under a steering committee set up for each discipline to assess individual performance recorded by a high-tech computer-based monitoring system. “The idea was to train players in the same environment they would compete so that they peak around the time Games are held,” says Bhatnagar.The result is India’s best-ever performance in a multi-discipline sporting event, second only to the Olympics, with 71 participating nations. Compared to the downbeat national mood at the start of the Games, the sudden upsurge of patriotism and collective pride is the result of a plan modelled on how socialist countries of former Soviet Union went about achieving sporting success. The selected sportspersons came mostly from rural India, from poorer families, with women contributing to a major share of the medals tally. The initial phase of the plan was spent analysing the reasons for the consistent poor showing by Indian players. This was done in consultation with various sports federations.Indian hockey captain Rajpal SinghWhat emerged was hardly rocket science. Apart from inefficiency and ad-hocism in sports administrations, there was no continuity of training and sportspersons were trained just months before a mega event. There was no planning or annual calendar for training even for national teams in sports like hockey. The athletes were given a poor diet and inadequate support of experts and coaches. There was lack of international exposure and dearth of training equipment. Not everyone could do an Abhinav Bindra, India’s lone individual Olympic gold medalist, who paid from his pocket for training and coaching.Deepika Kumari with her archery goldUnder the new plan, athletes got Rs 550 per day for their diet against a paltry Rs 200 they were given when Mani Shankar Aiyar was the sports minister. A total of 174 Indian and 36 foreign coaches (hired at an average monthly salary of $5,000) were put in charge of the probables. Also for the first time, the services of 78 support staff-sports doctors, psychologists, physiotherapists and masseurs-offered to the players. High-altitude training was introduced for the first time to improve stamina and endurance while doping was discouraged with stringent checks on athletes and coaches.Blueprint for SuccessadvertisementRahul BhatnagarHe spearheaded a team that brought glitter to the GamesSteering committees under Bhatnagar, a joint secretary of Sports Ministry, was set up for each of the 18 sport disciplines 30 months ago. It met 161 times to monitor preparations and proper selection of players and coaches.Rs 678 crore was allocated for training 1,140 sportspersons for two-and-half years against earlier budget of Rs 40 crore per annum.305 days of rigorous training every year, including 75 days of training abroad in top academies, so that players perform at their best.In key disciplines, the best foreign coaches hired at high salaries in addition to the 170 Indian coaches, some of who were trained abroad.Individual players and teams made 3,760 foreign trips to participate in events or for training.Pruning of players to represent India in the Games was done in a phased manner depending on their performance recorded on a computer-based monitoring system.Special high-altitude training at Shilarro in Himachal Pradesh at a height of 9,000 ft to improve stamina and endurance.70 specialised support staff-sports analysts, doctors, physiologists, physiotherapists, masseurs and mental trainers-were provided.On an average, athletes were trained for 305 days a year which included 75 days of foreign training. Participation in foreign sporting event or for training abroad resulted in 3,567 trips by players, many of whom had never flown in an aircraft before. The table tennis team was trained at Hebei Zhengding National Table Tennis Training Base, China, wrestlers went to Russia and tennis players were trained at the IMG Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy in Florida, the best in the world. Krishna Poonia, who won gold in women’s discus throw, has barely seen her son in the past two years because of her hectic schedule, which included training stints in Ukraine. Her success is an example of how the ISD tapped into the sports that were not India’s traditional strength. Ashish Kumar is another. The 19-year-old from Allahabad created a history by winning two medals in gymnastics, a first for India.Foreign coaches were hired for all disciples except for women’s hockey, tennis and weightlifting. Indian coaches were also sent for advanced training abroad. Athletes agree that foreign coaches, with their superior professionalism, modern approach and rigorous training schedule, made a quantum difference towards their preparedness. “Foreign coaches meant no local politics and favouritism based on region and other considerations,” says a senior official in the Sports Ministry. Take men’s hockey coach Jose Brasa, a Spaniard, who is not popular among the players and Indian coaches as he lines them up at five in the morning (any latecomer is sent back) and follows it by a rigorous training schedule and tactical targets. The result was in evidence at the Major Dhyan Chand Stadium: arch-rivals Pakistan were humbled 7-4 in the quarterfinal while steely nerves and tactics ensured a scintillating semi-final win against England.Russian Vladimir Chertkov who coached the Indian gymnastics team feels that to realise its full potential India will have to develop systems to tap the young and train them better. “The Sports Ministry was of great help. But federations do not have the knowledge to develop such systems,” he says. India’s first lawn ball team was trained for last 16 months by Australian coach Richard Gale. “I can assure a gold medal if I get to train the team for four to six years,” says Gale.advertisementShooting is an expensive sport and India won 14 gold medals in these events because four top shooters-Bindra, Manavjit Singh Sandhu, Mansher Singh and Ronjan Sodhi-were paid Rs 2 crore each to prepare. Apart from this, 36 other shooters used ammunition worth Rs 2.7 crore for training. Even training venues were the best in the country, including nine private facilities like the Gopichand Badminton Academy at Hyderabad or JRD Tata Sports Complex in Jamshedpur, all paid for by the ISD.The message is clear: India has a huge reservoir of sporting talent. What we need are money, systematic training and infrastructure. Every host country for a major sporting event does well traditionally, partly because of prestige, efforts and local conditions. The ISD has shown the right track and millions of Indians have suddenly discovered a sporting world beyond cricket. What needs to be seen is that the euphoria around India’s most successful Games is not short-lived.last_img read more

Shah Rukh Khan gets cocky over Aamir’s risque PK poster

first_imgShah Rukh Khan was in his trademark witty mood on Friday at the announcement of his new television show Got Talent World Stage Live in Mumbai and the butt of his cocky humour was rival Aamir Khan.When hostess of the evening Mini Mathur asked SRK if he had any talent hidden under his belt, SRK quipped, ” Now it’s getting vulgar… show the world what you have under the belt.SRK is back on television with Got Talent.Wait, mujhe lagaa PK poster ki baat kar rahe hain hum ( I thought we were talking about the poster of PK).” The poster of Aamir Khan’s upcoming film PK- that was released on Thursday night- featured the actor standing nude on a rail track in the desert with just a stereo covering his privates.Got Talent World Stage Live promises to be a first of its kind reality show on Indian television.The upcoming show, which will be hosted by SRK, is about contestants showing off various talents.Aamir Khan has bared it all in poster of PK.The show is an on- ground extension of the globally popular Got Talent franchise and will feature 10 Indian and 10 international talents.” We have been talking about this show for the past oneand- half to two years and I am glad it has happened.We have enough talent here [ India] to show to the world and [ on this show] we will also get to see the best talent from all over the world. It is a great platform, an opportunity for people to showcase their talent besides in music, dance,” SRK said at the event.advertisementSRK’s tip for the starry- eyed was simple, “The day you feel you are talented and have done everything, it is the end. One should remain ordinary. I still get nervous doing my first scene for every film.” When asked about his colleague Salman Khan, the actor said he was bored of questions on his equation with Salman.” It’s an old question now and we have hugged each other and we are friends. It’s been too many years now… you all are asking me the same question… I am bored now,” said SRK. The actor also used the platform to thanks his fans. ” We work for name, fame, money, award, reward and also to make people smile and laugh through our work. I have been given a lot more than I deserve. I owe this to everyone. I want to keep working and entertain people,” he said.The reality show will also be a live ticketed event and tickets will go on sale next week. The show that will be telecast on Colors will be first filmed at Mumbai’s Andheri Sports Complex on December 6. The format of the show is created and owned by popular English reality judge Simon Cowell’s Syco Entertainment. The buzz is Cowell might even join SRK on the show, although nothing has been confirmed yet.last_img read more

Kenley Jansen Is Too Busy Helping The Dodgers Win To Get Saves

Kenley Jansen Is Too Busy Helping The Dodgers Win To Get Saves

Brent SuterMIL001+0.0 Corey KnebelMIL2652+2.0 Brandon KintzlerMIN1932+1.8 Junichi TazawaMIA220-0.5 Jordan LylesCOL210+0.0 Darren O’DayBAL832+0.2 Kenley Jansen25211089 David PhelpsMIA1171-1.1 Brad Hand232131510 Alex Colome23259105 Tyler WilsonBAL111-0.2 Joakim SoriaKC1942+1.5 Edwin Diaz2113668 Tony BarnetteTEX630-0.1 Source: Baseball-REFERENCE.COM Seung-hwan OhSTL1944+1.3 Tyler LyonsSTL011-0.4 FIREMAN APPEARANCES Logan VerrettBAL400+0.6 Jason MotteATL212-0.1 Kevin SiegristSTL811+0.8 Brandon Kintzler1924222 Chris HatcherLAD121-0.6 Kenyan MiddletonLAA210-0.1 Travis WoodKC331-0.6 Blake WoodCIN231-0.8 Mark MelanconSF940-0.2 Dario AlvarezTEX201+0.3 Fernando Rodney1922035 Brock StewartLAD200+0.3 Aaron LoupTOR326-0.3 Jared HughesMIL811+0.8 2017 goose stats through All-Star break Jason GrilliTOR332-0.6 Sean DoolittleOAK823+0.5 Kelvin Herrera1619025 Goose-egg leaders pitch in clutch situations, but that doesn’t help earn savesTop goose-egg pitchers through 2017 All-Star break Kenley JansenLAD2501+3.6 Ian KrolATL623+0.1 PITCHER▲▼TEAM▲▼GOOSE EGGS▲▼BROKEN EGGS▲▼MEHS▲▼GWAR▲▼ Daniel HudsonPIT444-0.9 Koda GloverWSH822+0.4 Brad BrachBAL2130+2.2 Luis GarciaPHI611+0.5 Danny FarquharTB832+0.1 Archie BradleyARI2023+2.3 J. J. HooverARI622+0.2 Tony WatsonPIT1664+0.1 Sammy SolisWSH120-0.6 Robby ScottBOS228-0.4 Aroldis ChapmanNYY602+1.0 Mike MorinLAA101+0.2 Johnny BarbatoPIT010-0.4 Mike MinorKC1621+1.8 Adam ConleyMIA010-0.4 AJ RamosMIA1132+0.4 Matt GraceWSH112-0.2 Ken GilesHOU933+0.2 Justin WilsonDET1940+1.5 John BrebbiaSTL001+0.0 Asher WojciechowskiCIN100+0.1 Ross StriplingLAD641-0.6 Rafael MonteroNYM131-1.0 Chris DevenskiHOU1663+0.2 Robert StephensonCIN220-0.4 Cody AllenCLE1242+0.5 Emilio PaganSEA110-0.2 Ryne StanekTB013-0.4 J. C. RamirezLAA020-0.7 Matt BushTEX1561+0.2 Jim Johnson1719206 Dustin McGowanMIA201+0.3 Hector SantiagoMIN010-0.4 Joaquin BenoitPHI1370-0.7 Casey FienSEA/PHI320-0.3 Source: Seamheads.com Frankie MontasOAK110-0.2 Danny BarnesTOR621+0.2 Rob ScahillMIL110-0.2 Dellin BetancesNYY1341+0.6 Michael LorenzenCIN1931+1.7 Randall DelgadoARI500+0.8 Cory GearrinSF721+0.3 Jose AlvaradoTB743-0.4 Joely RodriguezPHI524+0.0 Tom WilhelmsenARI112-0.2 Alex Colome23259105 Alex WoodLAD301+0.4 Jose RamirezATL1241+0.3 Francisco RodriguezDET382-2.5 Steve CishekSEA211-0.1 Andrew Miller25214128 Chasen ShreveNYY622+0.2 Giovanny GallegosNYY010-0.4 PITCHERGOOSE EGGSSAVESMULTI-INNINGRUNNERS ONTIE GAMES Adam OttavinoCOL1372-0.4 Josh CollmenterATL020-0.7 Mike DunnCOL602+1.0 PITCHERGOOSE EGGSSAVESMULTI-INNINGRUNNERS ONTIE GAMES Ken Giles919151 Robert GsellmanNYM210-0.1 Neftali FelizMIL850-0.7 Kyle BarracloughMIA1031+0.3 Tanner ScheppersTEX101+0.2 Dan JenningsCHW024-0.7 Alex ColomeTB2352+1.7 Hansel RoblesNYM422-0.2 Matt BarnesBOS1053-0.2 Alex WilsonDET1064-0.7 James PazosSEA924+0.6 Chase De JongSEA010-0.4 Chris BeckCHW002+0.0 Shawn KelleyWSH620+0.1 Kelvin HerreraKC1642+1.1 Hector NerisPHI1542+0.7 Jeanmar GomezPHI721+0.3 Jim JohnsonATL1761+0.3 Brandon Maurer1519246 Raisel IglesiasCIN2110+2.7 Tyler ClippardNYY486-2.3 Jake McGeeCOL832+0.2 Keone KelaTEX831+0.2 Chad GreenNYY022-0.7 Matthew BowmanSTL1544+0.7 Craig KimbrelBOS1920+2.3 Yusmeiro PetitLAA1012+1.2 Heath HembreeBOS724+0.4 T. J. McFarlandARI501+0.8 Joe KellyBOS724+0.4 Trevor RosenthalSTL1661+0.1 Jake JunisKC100+0.2 Roberto OsunaTOR1641+1.1 Matt BelisleMIN1333+0.9 Corey Knebel2614698 Ryan GartonTB030-1.1 Pedro BaezLAD734-0.1 Miguel CastroBAL101+0.2 Roberto Osuna1622033 Source: Baseball-REFERENCE.COM Wily PeraltaMIL120-0.6 Jonathan HolderNYY311+0.1 Jeremy JeffressTEX131-0.9 Xavier CedenoTB013-0.4 Austin BriceCIN300+0.4 Raisel Iglesias21161065 Felipe Rivero276111312 Bud NorrisLAA1160-0.5 Brad BoxbergerTB100+0.2 Eric O’FlahertyATL211-0.1 Andrew ChafinARI146-1.3 Chase WhitleyTB641-0.6 Luis AvilanLAD222-0.5 Parker BridwellLAA001+0.0 Kenley Jansen25211089 Carl EdwardsCHC1233+0.6 Dan AltavillaSEA331-0.6 Save leaders avoid many clutch pitching opportunitiesTop save pitchers through 2017 All-Star break Blake TreinenWSH441-0.9 Zach PutnamCHW200+0.3 Pat NeshekPHI1613+2.0 Brandon MaurerSD1570-0.5 Donnie HartBAL313+0.1 Will HarrisHOU1630+1.3 Adam WarrenNYY521+0.1 Andrew MillerCLE2531+3.0 Hector RondonCHC721+0.3 Fernando AbadBOS500+0.8 Jacob TurnerWSH520+0.0 Joe SmithTOR1411+1.8 Miguel DiazSD010-0.4 Jorge De La RosaARI1041+0.1 We shouldn’t get too carried away here. With the possible exception of the Astros’ Chris Devenski — who leads the majors with 52.2 relief innings but whose effectiveness has diminished as the season has worn on — none of these pitchers are being used in the Goose Gossage mold of the 1970s, when star relievers often threw 100 or more innings in a season. This is particularly true for Jansen, whose workload has always been managed carefully. (He’s on pace for only 68 innings this year.) But if teams are still using pitchers such as Jansen, Rivero and the Indians’ Andrew Miller for only 60 to 80 innings a season, they’re increasingly picking the right innings for them to pitch. By contrast, closers such as the Rockies’ Greg Holland and the Twins’ Brandon Kintzler have rarely made fireman appearances but have often been used to close out big, relatively safe leads. Although they have more saves than pitchers like Jansen and Rivero, Holland and Kintzler have fewer goose eggs and have provided less overall value to their clubs. Joe BlantonWSH320-0.3 Tyler PillNYM010-0.4 PITCHER▲▼TEAM▲▼GOOSE EGGS▲▼BROKEN EGGS▲▼MEHS▲▼GWAR▲▼ Jeurys FamiliaNYM412+0.2 Brad ZieglerMIA412+0.2 Ryan PresslyMIN420-0.1 Dodger closer Kenley Jansen has had a lights-out first half with a 4-0 record, a 0.96 ERA, 57 strikeouts and just two walks allowed in 37.2 innings pitched.He also has only 21 saves, which ranks seventh in the league through the All-Star break. But Jansen has been considerably more valuable to the Dodgers than those save numbers imply. That’s because Dodgers manager Dave Roberts has been deploying Jansen in high-leverage situations that other managers often shield their closers from. Jansen has made 10 multi-inning appearances so far this year. He’s been brought into the game with runners on base nine times. And he’s entered in tied games in eight appearances. l call all of these “firemen appearances” because they resemble how teams used their top relievers in the era a few decades ago when the best relievers were referred to as “firemen” instead of closers.These firemen appearances have not necessarily helped Jansen earn saves; a pitcher can’t earn a save when he enters in a tied game, for instance. But they do provide opportunities for him to earn goose eggs, the new relief-pitcher statistic that we developed this spring. (The short version: A pitcher gets a goose egg for a clutch, scoreless relief inning, including in a tied game.) Jansen has 25 goose eggs, which ties him for third this season. He and his fellow goose-egg leaders — including the Pirates’ Felipe Rivero, who leads MLB with 27 — are routinely making firemen appearances: Brian DuensingCHC300+0.4 Jake PetrickaCHW001+0.0 Deolis GuerraLAA720+0.3 Brandon MorrowLAD010-0.4 Addison Reed2115568 Luke GregersonHOU632-0.2 Mychal GivensBAL1223+1.2 Jonathan BroxtonSTL120-0.6 Jerry BlevinsNYM1246+0.2 Tommy KahnleCHW1171-0.9 Robbie RossBOS100+0.2 Fernando RodneyARI1943+1.4 Luke JacksonATL100+0.1 Ben HellerNYY001+0.0 Sam DysonTEX/SF1271-0.8 Blake ParkerLAA1031+0.4 Erasmo RamirezTB712+0.7 Jandel GustaveHOU010-0.4 Josh SmokerNYM722+0.3 Hunter StricklandSF1130+0.5 Dominic LeoneTOR323-0.3 Drew StorenCIN322-0.3 Derek LawSF1131+0.5 Ernesto FrieriTEX010-0.4 Sergio RomoLAD230-0.8 Cam BedrosianLAA613+0.5 Sam TuivailalaSTL320-0.3 Josh FieldsLAD321-0.3 Greg Hollland1828141 Vidal NunoBAL010-0.4 Ben TaylorBOS101+0.2 Tony CingraniCIN423-0.2 Pedro StropCHC1113+1.2 Daniel StumpfDET212-0.1 Wade LeBlancPIT132-1.0 Bryan MitchellNYY010-0.4 Matt StrahmKC231-0.8 Josh OsichSF224-0.5 Sam FreemanATL502+0.7 Neil RamirezNYM012-0.4 Bruce RondonDET210-0.1 Josh EdginNYM525+0.0 Ryan BuchterSD1252-0.1 Bryan MorrisSF300+0.4 Tommy HunterTB621+0.2 Steven OkertSF637-0.3 Scott ObergCOL613+0.6 J. P. HowellTOR010-0.4 Adam KolarekTB010-0.4 Carlos TorresMIL642-0.6 Phil MatonSD211-0.1 Liam HendriksOAK731+0.0 Kyle RyanDET210-0.1 Addison ReedNYM2143+1.5 Fernando SalasNYM554-1.2 Tyler DuffeyMIN811+0.9 Bryan ShawCLE1122+1.1 Edubray RamosPHI2110-3.8 Jean MachiSEA101+0.2 Peter MoylanKC403+0.6 Chris YoungKC100+0.2 Jayson AquinoBAL010-0.4 Brett CecilSTL1322+1.1 Jhan MarinezMIL/PIT320-0.3 Ryan DullOAK422-0.1 Jeff BeliveauTOR100+0.2 Warwick SaupoldDET012-0.4 Wandy PeraltaCIN1020+0.7 Richard BleierBAL311+0.1 Alex ClaudioTEX625+0.2 Al AlburquerqueKC010-0.4 Brad PeacockHOU101+0.2 FIREMAN APPEARANCES Brad Brach2115236 Craig BreslowMIN010-0.4 Check out our latest MLB predictions. Greg HollandCOL1820+2.2 Chris RusinCOL823+0.6 Justin HaleyMIN110-0.2 Stefan CrichtonBAL010-0.4 Matt AlbersWSH924+0.6 Wade DavisCHC1501+2.2 Casey LawrenceTOR010-0.4 Michael FelizHOU110-0.2 Nate JonesCHW410+0.2 Shane GreeneDET1033+0.4 Kevin QuackenbushSD110-0.2 Mike MontgomeryCHC1211+1.4 Enny RomeroWSH1336+0.8 Daniel CoulombeOAK123-0.6 Jose AlvarezLAA553-1.1 Tony ZychSEA432-0.5 Marc RzepczynskiSEA404+0.6 Brad HandSD2345+1.8 Paul SewaldNYM122-0.6 Jarlin GarciaMIA002+0.0 Blaine BoyerBOS310+0.1 Nick WittgrenMIA611+0.5 Drew SteckenriderMIA010-0.4 Juan NicasioPIT846-0.3 Koji UeharaCHC1443+0.5 Oliver PerezWSH514+0.4 Boone LoganCLE003+0.0 Edwin DiazSEA2141+1.7 Nick VincentSEA1214+1.5 Zach BrittonBAL600+0.9 Gabriel YnoaBAL001+0.0 Ty BlachSF101+0.1 Jumbo DiazTB643-0.6 Kirby YatesLAA/SD321-0.3 Joe BiaginiTOR432-0.5 Felipe RiveroPIT2722+3.2 Ronald HerreraNYY010-0.4 Domingo GermanNYY010-0.4 Craig Kimbrel1923566 Tony SippHOU100+0.2 Grant DaytonLAD112-0.2 James HoytHOU110-0.2 Jose LeclercTEX522+0.1 Santiago CasillaOAK1452+0.3 Ryan MadsonOAK1231+0.7 The Dodgers have managed Jansen’s opportunities smartly, but he also deserves credit for making the most of every one of them — literally. Jansen has 25 goose eggs on the season, but no broken eggs, our term for when a pitcher enters the game with an opportunity to earn a goose egg but is charged with at least one earned run instead.1Jansen does have one “meh,” which is when a pitcher enters the game in a goose situation but is awarded neither a goose egg nor a broken egg because a run was scored yet not charged to the reliever. The record for most goose eggs in a season without a broken egg is held by Brad Lidge, who had 34 goose eggs and no broken eggs in 2008.As a result of this perfect conversion rate, Jansen leads baseball with 3.6 goose wins above replacement (GWAR) and is on pace for 6.5 GWAR, which would make for one of the top half-dozen relief pitching seasons of all time. Rivero and Miller are second and third in GWAR this season. You can find goose-egg statistics for these and all other relief pitchers in the sortable table below. Evan ScribnerSEA020-0.7 Blaine HardyDET121-0.6 Arodys VizcainoATL1652+0.5 David HernandezLAA811+0.9 Diego MorenoTB010-0.4 Austin PruittTB300+0.5 Alec AsherBAL311+0.1 Chad QuallsCOL210+0.0 Rubby De La RosaARI011-0.4 Carlos EstevezCOL100+0.2 Jesse ChavezLAA010-0.4 Antonio BastardoPIT010-0.4 Ryan TeperaTOR1420+1.5 Chad BellDET001+0.0 Josh HaderMIL100+0.1 Oliver DrakeMIL421-0.2 Jacob BarnesMIL1843+1.2 George KontosSF743-0.5 Anthony SwarzakCHW1000+1.5 John AxfordOAK120-0.6 David RobertsonCHW1631+1.3 Miguel SocolovichSTL101+0.1 Brooks PoundersLAA100+0.2 Jose TorresSD231-0.8 Justin GrimmCHC201+0.3 Taylor RogersMIN1323+1.3 Scott AlexanderKC320-0.3 read more

Imperial Beach sewage solution may involve selling waste to wine makers

Imperial Beach sewage solution may involve selling waste to wine makers

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsFor the last 40 years, Imperial Beach has been the official dumping ground for Mexican sewage. In one of the biggest spills, 280 million gallons of raw sewage flooded directly into the ocean from the Tijuana River Valley, closing the beach for weeks.Now, with a little help from a private company, there’s hope for clean water in San Diego once again.KUSI’s Dan Plante spoke to Imperial Beach Mayor Serge Dedina about the potential new plan.Related: San Diego Surfrider Foundation intends to sue over Tijuana pollution August 26, 2018 Imperial Beach sewage solution may involve selling waste to wine makers Dan Plante, Dan Plante Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: Tijuana Sewage FacebookTwitter Posted: August 26, 2018last_img read more