Jake Arrieta injury update: Phillies pitcher (elbow) could be done for season

first_img Gerrit Cole injury update: Astros starter (hamstring) doesn’t believe he’s seriously hurt The Phillies’ rotation depth has taken a hit.Jake Arrieta will be placed on the 10-day injured list with an elbow injury on Wednesday, according to MLB.com. He said he is unlikely to opt out of the final year of his deal even though he has a player option.The news of Arrieta’s injury comes at an unfortunate time for the Phillies, who are in the middle of a wild-card race as well as being a long shot to win the National League East.Philadelphia is 61-58 on the year, nine games out of first in the East. But it is just two games back of the Cardinals for the second wild-card spot.The Phillies will need all the pitching they can get down the stretch and with Arrieta being out, Philadelphia is down to one surefire starter in its five-man rotation in Aaron Nola. Starter Zach Eflin will start Saturday in Arrieta’s absence but he was already demoted to the bullpen in July and then sent down to Triple-A in early August due to poor performance.While Vincent Velasquez made waves with an awesome throw to the plate while playing left field in recent weeks, he has a 4.30 ERA and a mere four wins on the season.The rotation hasn’t been great and now its depth has gotten worse. It’s going to be very tough for Philadelphia down the stretch.center_img Jake Arrieta will be placed on the IL. But no decision has been made if he will pitch again this season or not. Zach Eflin will start Saturday. Also, Logan Morrison is on the lineup card for tonight.— Todd Zolecki (@ToddZolecki) August 14, 2019Arrieta told reporters he is likely heading toward surgery, and if he undergoes a procedure, he will probably be out for the season.Jake Arrieta said he is likely headed toward surgery. If he has the elbow procedure he said he “probably” will not pitch again this season. Also, is unlikely to exercise player opt-out of contract following the season.— Todd Zolecki (@ToddZolecki) August 14, 2019The 33-year-old veteran is 8-8 with a 4.64 ERA this season and has one year remaining on the three-year, $75 million deal he signed with the Phillies before the start of last season. Related News Phillies’ defeat of Cubs aided by one of worst strike-3 calls of all timelast_img


first_imgJOCKEY QUOTESSANTIAGO GONZALEZ, PRIZE EXHIBIT, WINNER: “She’s a superior horse. She runs in better races than these other horses regularly and she showed her class today.“She has a lot of speed. I can wait and wait with her and I know she can still get there with her speed.” KENT DESORMEAUX, VELVET MESQUITE, SECOND: “She’s not fond of soft ground. I think she ran her eyeballs out but she got beat a nose in a situation she doesn’t care to be in. Not to mention, she’s been off a while so I don’t think it would have mattered as much if she was racing with one under her belt.“Her future is very bright. She’s coming back from a laceration on her hind end as well and that always causes concern. You can wonder if she’ll be the same. Well, she’s the same.” JULIEN LEPAROUX, AGELESS, THIRD: “No real excuses. The course is the same for everybody. She had a little layoff, but she ran her race. It looks like she came back good and hopefully, she’ll be good for the rest of the year.”TRAINER QUOTES JAMES CASSIDY, PRIZE EXHIBIT, WINNER: “I didn’t think she’d have any problem (coming down the hill for the first time) unless she started idling trying to figure out what the heck this is all about, which she has a tendency to do.“But being that he (Santiago Gonzalez) had her surrounded, she didn’t have any time to think about that, so that was a good thing. I was a little upset we were that close, but when it opened for her, he rode her perfect, and she’s a hard horse to ride. You could see down the lane she was out there in the clear and kind of looking around, so she can be difficult, but she got it done.“Gonzalez is really a good rider. If he keeps finding his skills, he’ll be one of the best riders here, if he isn’t close to that already.”center_img ARNAUD DELACOUR, AGELESS, THIRD: “I thought everything went pretty good. She had a good trip and she was finishing, so we’re pretty happy with the race she ran.” NOTES: The winning owner is Deron Pearson of Valencia who campaigns as DP Racing. Cassidy indicated the Grade II Buena Vista Stakes at one mile on turf Feb. 20 would be next.last_img

Historic army parade to pass through Letterkenny this Friday

first_imgOver 400 men and women of the Irish Defence Forces will parade through Letterkenny this Friday morning ahead of their deployment to Lebanon.The event is expected to be an impressive spectacle as the troops march from St Eunan’s College to the High Road, down Main Street and over the Pearse Road to Letterkenny Community Centre.The 114th Infantry Battalion will first face a review at 11am by Defence Minister Paul Kehoe TD and Chief of Staff of the Defence Forces Vice Admiral Mark Mellett DSM. The review takes place ahead of the unit’s six month deployment to South Lebanon as part of United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL). Four hundred and fifty troops will rotate to South Lebanon in what is Ireland’s largest overseas deployment to a single mission area.The personnel travelling with the 114th Infantry Battalion represent 29 counties across Ireland with the main contributing unit being the 72 personnel from the 28th Infantry Battalion based in Finner Camp.Once deployed, the 114th Infantry Battalion will assume command of the IRISHBATT Area of Operations, taking over from 113th Infantry Battalion who deployed to the mission area last November.IRISHBATT will be comprised of 450 Irish army, naval and air corps personnel.  The unit will also include ten soldiers from the Armed Forces of Malta (AFM). The unit will form up at 11am in St Eunans College, Letterkenny. This will be followed by a parading of the Unit Colours, the Minister’s address and a ceremonial ‘March Past’.The Unit will then parade through the town via the route below. The parade will be dismissed at Letterkenny Community Centre.Image via Donegal County Museum Historic army parade to pass through Letterkenny this Friday was last modified: May 4th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Defence forcesDefence Minister Paul Kehoe TDparadereviewlast_img

Confusing Building Blocks with Life

first_img(Visited 38 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Astrobiologists and their uncritical reporters continue to commit a logical fallacy regarding necessary and sufficient conditions.Do ingredients necessitate products? If you have building blocks, can you assume they will assemble into buildings? They might just decay and rust. Building blocks are necessary—but not sufficient—conditions for buildings. In our common experience, intelligence is another necessary condition for a building, but even that may not be “sufficient”—you might need machines and muscle power, too. Yet over and over, the secular science news assume that “building blocks of life” will yield life without intelligence or directed work.Fluid mixing and the deep biosphere of a fossil Lost City-type hydrothermal system at the Iberia Margin (PNAS). This paper examines a hydrothermal system empirically, but includes the hydrobioscopic suggestion, “it has been suggested that mixing of serpentinization fluids with Archean seawater produced conditions conducive to abiotic synthesis and the emergence of life on Earth.” An uncritical report on Live Science talks about “brewing up some life” at hot vents, continuing the power of suggestion: “the new study hints at how life could form from a nonliving chemical soup.”Evidence of ancient life discovered in mantle rocks deep below the seafloor (Science Daily): More hydrothermal hope hype. Searching for the word “life” brings up the usual: building blocks of life, potential for life, ingredients to support life, prospects for life, hydrothermal systems on early Earth where life may have emerged, etc. Worst quote of all:The study reinforces the idea that life springs up anywhere there is water, even in seemingly hostile geological environments — a tantalizing prospect as scientists find more and more water elsewhere in the solar system.NASA Mulling Life-Hunting Mission to Saturn Moon Enceladus (Space.com): Are you ready to spend half a billion dollars looking for life at Enceladus or Europa (or both)? This article describes the imaginative missions NASA scientists have cooked up to travel a billion miles to Enceladus for the purpose of looking for life there, just because there is water coming out of geyser vents.Using traces of ancient comet to explore the history of the Solar System (PhysOrg): Here you find not only the phrase “building blocks of the solar system” but the sales pitch that studying comets is important because “comets could reveal extraordinary insights into the origins of the solar system and life itself.”Comet impacts cook up soup of life (BBC News): With absolutely no evidence of skill in the kitchen, the waiter hands the reader this glorious menu:New results show how collisions between comets and planets can make molecules that are the essential building blocks of life.This suggests that the chemistry needed to gather the molecular ingredients for life could be more common than previously recognised.Comet impacts may have led to life on Earth — and perhaps elsewhere (Science Daily): More suggestive phrases: building blocks of life, genesis of life, Early Earth at the time life first appeared, delivering the seeds of life to the early Earth, kick-start the whole process of life, etc.—based on what? The amino acid glycine in comet dust. Glycine is the simplest of the amino acids, yet they refer to it as one of the “complex molecules” necessary for life.Meteorite impacts can create DNA building blocks (Astrobiology Magazine): Tohoku University astrobiologists claim to create “two kinds of nucleobases and nine kinds of proteinogenic amino acids” in “simulations” of a meteor hitting the ocean. “The results suggest a new route for how genetic molecules may have first formed on Earth.” Too bad they would have been so diluted in the ocean as to vanish out of sight, assuming they survived for more than a day anyway.This is so tiring. It’s analogous to Soviet propaganda, played over loudspeakers day after day without let-up or contradiction. Glycine or a nucleobase is to life as a piece of PVC pipe or a brick is to a skyscraper. Can we please get some rationality back into science? Please read our book.last_img

Nadal, Federer warn against change despite injury toll

first_imgLIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games Spain’s Rafael Nadal waves to spectators as as he leaves the court after his opponent Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta withdrew with an injury from their quarterfinal match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France, Wednesday, June 7, 2017. APNEW YORK, United States — Top-ranked Rafael Nadal and third-ranked Roger Federer sounded alarms against changes in tennis Saturday even as Britain’s second-ranked Andy Murray joined the injured list at the US Open.Murray withdrew with a sore left hip from the year’s final Grand Slam that starts Monday on the New York hardcourts, joining 2016 winner Stan Wawrinka, Novak Djokovic, 2014 runner-up Kei Nishikori and Canada’s Milos Raonic among the injured.ADVERTISEMENT Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses ‘Playing without thinking’Nadal supported an experimental change used in qualifying to allow coaching, but drew the line at a 25-second shot clock.“Depends on what the fans want. If the fans want short points and players playing without thinking, only going for the shots, maybe is good,” Nadal said.“If you want to have matches like the three finals I played here with Novak, the kind of match the crowd is more involved because the points are so long, well, you cannot expect play 50 shots’ rally and in 25 seconds be ready to play the next point.“I think that’s not possible for a great show. But if you don’t want a great show, of course it’s a great improvement.”Most assuredly, New York fans love nothing more than a show and Nadal can’t wait to give them one when he opens play Tuesday.“Excited to start the US Open,” he said. “Doesn’t matter if you’re seeded one or 20, for me always is special to play here.” CBB Read Next View comments LATEST STORIES SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding “Don’t forget we’re not 21 anymore,” said Nadal. Stan is 32. I am 31 and a half almost. Novak is 30. Andy is 30. We are not that young anymore, so it’s normal that we had some things. That’s coincidence that it happens at the same time.”The superstar Spaniard also noted such past stars as Bjorn Borg and Pete Sampras were not playing at such an advanced age.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Don’t forget that Sampras probably at my age was not playing tennis, Borg was not playing tennis. A lot of great players were not playing tennis at our age,” Nadal said. “Is normal that we are still playing, we try our best, but it’s normal that we have more troubles during this.”Asked if the schedule needed to be trimmed to ease the workload, 19-time Grand Slam champion Federer took that idea to extremes. UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension MOST READ Legacy cemented, Huelgas looks at bigger picture Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC “You can cut down the season by half and then if there is an injury we cut it down half again, and at the end we play two months of the year eventually and we’ll still be injured because now we’re not playing enough,” Federer said.“The guys who are hurt lately, it’s mostly because they are 30-plus. Wear and tear just takes its toll. Maybe some players have just had enough of playing hurt and told just themselves, ‘When I come back I just want to be 100 percent.’“I don’t think there needs to be that much addressing, because the players they have the option not to play as much.”Nadal cited different ball contracts for the US Open and its main tuneup events as a problem that could be resolved.“That’s very bad for the wrist, for the elbow, for the shoulder. That’s bad,” Nadal said. “There are contracts but there’s some ways that you can fix it.”ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Gameslast_img

NU eyes share of UAAP Cheerdance history; UP back

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 NU Pep Squad. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe UAAP Cheerdance Competition had now, arguably, become National University’s personal display. Once regarded as afterthoughts in the early stages of the exhibition, the NU Pep Squad is keen on claiming their fifth straight title. ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ View comments Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMCcenter_img Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Read Next Only University of Santo Tomas had won five straight titles in the competition when the Salinggawi Dance Troupe built its dynasty from 2002 to 2006. NU will perform first in this year’s competition, which will once again showcase all eight schools, on Dec. 2 at Mall of Asia Arena with the return of University of the Philippines.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutUP did not participate in 2016 as a form of protest stemming from NU’s win in 2015. De La Salle will be the second school to perform with Adamson University following at third with both squads hoping to win their first title this year.  Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Beermen make Standhardinger top pick in 2017 PBA Draft Far Eastern University, which won two championships, will perform fourth while University of the East will be next at fifth. UP and UST, the two winningest schools with eight championships, will be the fifth and sixth performers, respectively. Ateneo will cap off the competition.ADVERTISEMENT CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohortlast_img

Amazon maintains top brand reputation Apple and Google reps dip

Explore further Amazon remains the company with the best reputation, but several other tech brands including Apple and Google saw their reputations drop in the annual Harris Poll Reputation Quotient poll, out Tuesday. Citation: Amazon maintains top brand reputation, Apple and Google reps dip (2018, March 13) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-03-amazon-brand-reputation-apple-google.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. ©2018 USA Today Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC. Google tops Harris corporate reputation poll It’s just the latest evidence of a burgeoning backlash against some of the technology giants that impact consumers’ lives daily. Among the factors, which have spawned the hashtag #Techlash: Apple’s recent Batterygate crisis, which found many iPhone users with slowed devices, and concerns about how Google-owned YouTube and Facebook were manipulated by Russian operatives in the 2016 presidential race.As recently as 2016, Apple and Google were No. 2 and No. 3 behind Amazon in the poll. And the two tech companies were in the top ten list year, Apple was No. 5 and Google was No. 8. Facebook falls much lower on the list at No. 51, but is up from No. 66 last year.Even though some consumers have growing concerns that big tech companies have control of too much personal information, Amazon maintains an “excellent reputation,” the Harris report says.It is the third consecutive year, and the fourth out of the last five, that the Seattle-headquartered online retailer has held the top spot in the annual poll of the 100 most visible companies, out Tuesday. In 2015, Wegmans edged out Amazon for the top spot, pushing the retailing powerhouse to No. 2.This comes as Amazon mixes business expansion—more homes are welcoming its Echo speakers powered by digital voice assistant Alexa and it’s acquiring Whole Foods for $13.7 billion—with so-called moonshot projects such its initiative with Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase & Co. to improve lower health care costs.Also gaining in reputation: Tesla Motors, which moved up to No. 3 from No. 9 last year. Company founder and CEO Elon Musk is the current master of moonshot projects with plans to send people to Mars—with rockets built by his other company SpaceX—and build high-speed transportation tunnels in high-traffic metro areas.The Top 10 1. Amazon 2. Wegmans 3. Tesla Motors 4. Chick-fil-A 5. The Walt Disney Co. 6. HEB Grocery 7. UPS 8. Publix Supermarkets 9. Patagonia 10. AldiFor the 19th annual poll, 25,880 people were interviewed between Dec. 11, 2017 and Jan. 12, 2018.