State Superintendent Says Schools May be Closed for Remainder of Academic Year

first_imgSchools may be closed for the rest of the academic year according to the state superintendent.“Due to the current safety concerns and needs for ongoing social distancing it currently appears that our students will not be able to return toschool campuses before the end of the school year,” said Tony Thurmond. “This is in no way to suggest that school is over for the year, but ratherwe should put all efforts into strengthening our delivery of education through distance learning.”Schools in the Pasadena Unified School District have been closed since March 16. There is no mention of the letter on the PUSD website.The district has been offering local students and their families free meals since the schools closed. Some students get their only meal of the dayat school.“We acknowledge that students only being able to be served through distance learning creates hardships for some students, families, and educators,”the letter states. However, we are urging a safety first approach out of an abundance of caution.”Earlier this month four employees were tested for the virus. The results of those tests have not been made public.Students are scheduled to return in early May.“We urge that all school districts in California move towards and/or continue to strengthen their distance learning programs and opportunities forstudents,” said Thurmond. “We believe this sustains the safety of our students and families, provides consistency across schools in the state, andprovides our districts and educators with clarity and the ability to plan for delivering education for the rest of this school year through adistance learning model.” Make a comment STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy More Cool Stuff faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  TOP STORY State Superintendent Says Schools May be Closed for Remainder of Academic Year Calls for districts to strengthen distance learning By DONOVAN MCCRAY Published on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 | 5:23 pm Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. HerbeautyThe Real Truth About The Pain Caused By MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Things A Man Will Do Only If He Really Loves YouHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautycenter_img Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe Top of the News Business News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News Community News 21 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it last_img read more

‘Failure To Comply With Section 5-A OF Land Acquisition Act Vitiates Acquisition proceedings’: Bombay HC [Read Judgment]

first_imgNews Updates’Failure To Comply With Section 5-A OF Land Acquisition Act Vitiates Acquisition proceedings’: Bombay HC [Read Judgment] Mehal Jain7 April 2020 1:45 AMShare This – x’Failure to comply with the provisions of section 5-A of the Land Acquisition Act (hearing of objections of the owner/interested person) results in vitiation of the acquisition proceedings’, reinforced the Bombay High Court on Friday. In the present case, the petitioner had sought to demonstrate that the work of extension of the road could be undertaken without acquiring his land…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?Login’Failure to comply with the provisions of section 5-A of the Land Acquisition Act (hearing of objections of the owner/interested person) results in vitiation of the acquisition proceedings’, reinforced the Bombay High Court on Friday.  In the present case, the petitioner had sought to demonstrate that the work of extension of the road could be undertaken without acquiring his land as proposed. It is the grievance of the petitioner that he was not granted any personal hearing nor was his objection considered. Moreover, the Notification under section 6 of the Act came to be published by which his land stood acquired. The petitioner subsequently raised another objection to the acquisition. Since no cognisance was taken of that either, the HC was moved. “The right of a landowner to raise objections to acquisition proceedings under Section 5-A of the said Act is well recognised…It is thus seen that Section-5-A of the said Act confers a valuable right in favour of a person whose lands are to be acquired. If objection to the acquisition proceedings are raised, same have to be adjudicated by indicating brief reasons which could demonstrate objective application of mind to the entire record”, observed the court. The bench noted that in the present case, there is no material whatsoever produced on record to indicate that the petitioner was duly heard on the objections raised by him or that those objections were adjudicated upon. There is nothing on record to indicate application of mind by the Special Land Acquisition Officer to those objections or any material indicating reasons for their rejection. “Without adverting to the objections as such the Special Land Acquisition Officer has proceeded further with the acquisition proceedings. This has thus vitiated the entire process of acquisition”, court concluded. The Division Bench considered that it was urged on behalf of the respondents that the petitioner in his objection had indicated his inclination to receive compensation at the rate of Rs.8000/- per sq. ft. for the land and Rs.1000/- per sq. ft. for the constructed portion. “The same would not mean that the petitioner did not intend to pursue his objection and had given up the same”, the HC decided. The bench also could not accept the submission that the objections raised by the petitioner were without any merits- “It was for the Special Land Acquisition Officer to have applied his mind to the objections as raised and to have taken a decision on the same. This Court cannot undertake the exercise of examining the said objections in absence of same not being considered by the Special Land Acquisition Officer” “There is no other option but to declare that the entire process of acquisition pursuant to the Notification issued under Section 4 of the said Act (…) has been vitiated. The said proceedings are accordingly set aside. Needless to state that the respondents are free to take further steps for acquiring said land if advised in accordance with law…Rule is made absolute in aforesaid terms”, declared the HC.Click Here To Download Judgment[Read Judgment]Next Storylast_img read more

Harvard establishes research alliance with Tata companies

first_imgHarvard University has established a six-year, $8.4 million research alliance with a group of Tata companies including Tata Sons, Tata Communications, Tata Steel, and Jaguar Land Rover. Building on close connections between Harvard’s engineering and business Schools, the first-of-its-kind initiative adds a new leadership-development component to the University’s research partnerships.Under an agreement coordinated by Harvard’s Office of Technology Development (OTD), the collaboration will support cutting-edge research in labs across the University, while also providing professional development programs to visiting technology business leaders. The unique combination of research funding and executive education is designed to help position Harvard’s research innovations to bring the greatest benefit to the public worldwide.“This initiative will harness the power of research that crosses traditional academic boundaries, leading to more rapid discovery and the development of new products and services that address real-world problems,” said Harvard Provost Alan M. Garber.To accelerate the development of novel technologies and create a future generation of entrepreneurial leaders, the agreement establishes a Tata Fellowship Program at Harvard Business School (HBS). For each research project funded under the alliance, an experienced Tata employee will have the opportunity to spend up to a year in residency at Harvard in the HBS Executive Education Program. Nominated by the Tata senior leadership and subject to Executive Education admissions standards, Tata Fellows will benefit from the insight and guidance of an assigned HBS faculty mentor and gain the educational foundation to foster “intrapreneurship” within the Tata companies. They will also each collaborate with a Harvard research team to develop a commercialization plan for technologies that may arise from the funded projects.“Harvard has highly productive strategic alliances with several industry partners that support research on campus, in disciplines such as biomedical science, materials science, and chemistry. This initiative brings a new dimension that will include new links with Harvard Business School,” Garber said. “With its strengths in both science and business, Harvard is well positioned to succeed with this creative and integrated program.”The initial focus of the research alliance will be on robotics, wearable technologies, and the “Internet of things” (IoT), tapping into recent strides in the field of advanced materials. Over time, the scope could broaden to encompass new research areas of mutual interest. The arrangement with Tata is expected to stimulate a global exchange of ideas.“Non-U.S. executives account for close to two-thirds of the senior business leaders in our open-enrollment programs held in our classrooms in Boston, Shanghai, and Mumbai,” said Das Narayandas, senior associate dean for HBS external relations and publishing and Edsel Bryant Ford Professor of Business Administration. “Harvard Business School faculty routinely develop and lead custom programs for marquee global clients around the world, introducing business leaders to the newest innovations and research in the areas of strategic thinking, change management, and leadership, among others.”Gopichand Katragadda, group chief technology officer for Tata Sons, said, “We are excited about forming this research collaboration between Tata and Harvard that will uniquely encompass engineering, management, and other disciplines to produce market outcomes. The Tata Group companies have pioneered products and services in diverse areas, including materials, automotive, telecommunications, and information technology. The Tata Fellows will bring deep market understanding in these areas for successful deployment of the advanced research at Harvard.”The funded projects, which have yet to be selected, will advance scientific research in labs across the University, including at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, Harvard Medical School, and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. A joint steering committee will guide the overall direction of the research alliance and approve funding for the proposed projects.“In many ways this exciting alliance foreshadows the type of close interactions we anticipate between HBS, Harvard Paulson School, and our corporate partners as the much-anticipated Science and Engineering Complex and the enterprise research campus take shape in Allston,” said Isaac T. Kohlberg, Harvard’s senior associate provost and chief technology development officer. “We’re glad to be expanding Harvard’s range of corporate partnerships and eager to welcome the Tata Fellows into the thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem of Cambridge and Boston.”last_img read more

Dodgers slug their way past Brewers with 7 home runs in 21-5 win

first_img Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Sign up for our Inside the Dodgers newsletter. Be the best Dodger fan you can be by getting daily intel on your favorite team. Subscribe here.“It was fun,” Bellinger said. “You never expect to score that many runs, but when you do, you just try to take advantage of it when you’re at the plate. I think we did a pretty good job of that today.”The 21 runs set a Dodger Stadium record and fell one shy of the franchise single-game record for any ballpark. According to Stats, LLC, Bellinger, Pederson and Puig became the first trio of outfielders with at least four RBIs in a game since 1964. All nine Dodgers starters recorded at least one hit, including pitcher Clayton Kershaw.Puig had three of the Dodgers’ 18 hits. Bellinger, Dozier, Max Muncy and Kiké Hernandez collected two hits apiece.Turner’s two-run homer in the sixth inning was his first since June 29. He had spent the previous 10 days on the disabled list resting a strained adductor muscle.“I felt good in the box all night,” Turner said. “I felt like I saw the ball good. Timing was good.” Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season PreviousLos Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Kenley Jansen, left, has a little fun with Actor Kevin Hart along with Kourtney Kardashian as Los Angeles Dodgers’ Matt Kemp looks on after throwing out the ceremonial pitch prior to a Major League Baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 02, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws to the plate against the Milwaukee Brewers in the first inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 02, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws to the plate against the Milwaukee Brewers in the second inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 02, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws to the plate against the Milwaukee Brewers in the second inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 02, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Joc Pederson (31) hits a solo home run against the Milwaukee Brewers in the first inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 02, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Joc Pederson (31) flips his bat after hitting a solo home run against the Milwaukee Brewers in the first inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 02, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Joc Pederson (31) rounds third base after hitting a solo home run off Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Jhoulys Chacin (45) in the first inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 02, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Joc Pederson (31) high fives third base coach Chris Woodward (45) after hitting a solo home run against the Milwaukee Brewers in the first inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 02, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Joc Pederson points to the sky after hitting a solo home run against the Milwaukee Brewers in the first inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 02, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Joc Pederson celebrates with manager Dave Roberts after hitting a solo home run against the Milwaukee Brewers in the first inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 02, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Milwaukee Brewers’ Ryan Braun after striking out looking against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the first inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 02, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Milwaukee Brewers’ Christian Yelich (22) smiles in the dugout after scoring on a passed ball against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the first inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 02, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Manny Machado argues with home plate Brian Knight (91) after striking out looking against the Milwaukee Brewers in the first inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 02, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Jhoulys Chacin throws to the plate against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the second inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 02, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts looks on against the Milwaukee Brewers in the second inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 02, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig looks on against the Milwaukee Brewers in the second inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 02, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig smiles at swinging and missing during a at bat against the Milwaukee Brewers in the second inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 02, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner throws out Milwaukee Brewers’ Lorenzo Cain (not pictured) in the first inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 02, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner against the Milwaukee Brewers in the first inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 02, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Manny Machado against the Milwaukee Brewers in the second inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 02, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner against the Milwaukee Brewers during a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 02, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Brian Dozier hits a three run home runs against the Milwaukee Brewers in the fifth inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 02, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Brian Dozier watches his three run home runs against the Milwaukee Brewers in the fifth inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 02, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Joc Pederson (31) celebrates after teammate Brian Dozier (not pictured) hits a three run home runs against the Milwaukee Brewers in the fifth inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 02, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)The Dodgers’ Brian Dozier (6) celebrates with teammates Cody Bellinger (35) and Justin Turner (10) after hitting a three-run home run during the fifth inning of Thursday’s 21-5 victory over the the Milwaukee Brewers at Dodger Stadium. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Brian Dozier (6) high fives manager Dave Roberts after hitting a three run home runs against the Milwaukee Brewers in the fifth inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 02, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger after hitting a grand slam against the Milwaukee Brewers during the third inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 02, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Milwaukee Brewers manager Craig Counsell walks to the mound to change pitchers against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the fifth inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 02, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Milwaukee Brewers manager Craig Counsell, left, takes the ball from Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Jhoulys Chacin (45) against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the fifth inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 02, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Jhoulys Chacin is pulled from the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the fifth inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 02, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Milwaukee Brewers’ Christian Yelich (not pictured) singles past a diving Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Brian Dozier in the seventh inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 02, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Milwaukee Brewers’ Christian Yelich (not pictured) singles past a diving Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Brian Dozier in the seventh inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 02, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Milwaukee Brewers’ Jesus Aguilar high fives teammates after a hitting a three run home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the seventh inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 02, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Manny Machado smiles during a Major League Baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 02, 2018 in Los Angeles. Los Angeles Dodgers won 21-5. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 21-5 during a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 02, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Jhoulys Chacin throws during the first inning of the team’s baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Milwaukee Brewers’ Christian Yelich, right, is congratulated by Ryan Braun after scoring on a wild pitch during the first inning of the team’s baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Joc Pederson hits a solo home run off Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Jhoulys Chacin, front, as catcher Erik Kratz and home plate umpire Brian Knight watch during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Joc Pederson, right, gestures as he scores after hitting a solo home run, next to Milwaukee Brewers catcher Erik Kratz during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal, right, is hit on the ear by the bat of Milwaukee Brewers’ Jonathan Schoop during the third inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal, center, holds his ear after being hit by the bat of Milwaukee Brewers’ Jonathan Schoop, left, as home plate umpire Brian Knight looks on during the third inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Brian Dozier hits a three-run home run in front of Milwaukee Brewers catcher Erik Kratz and home plate umpire Brian Knight during the fifth inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Brian Dozier watches his three-run home run in front of Milwaukee Brewers catcher Erik Kratz during the fifth inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Milwaukee Brewers’ Christian Yelich, right, scores on his solo home run as Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal watches during the fifth inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner throws out Milwaukee Brewers’ Erik Kratz at first during the second inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger hits a grand slam during the third inning against the Milwaukee Brewers in a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger watches his grand slam off Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Jhoulys Chacin, foreground, during the third inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger celebrates after hitting a grand slam during the third inning of the team’s baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger celebrates after hitting a grand slam during the third inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger, right, rounds third after hitting a grand slam as Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Jhoulys Chacin stands near the mound during the third inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger (35) is congratulated by Justin Turner, left, and Manny Machado after hitting a grand slam, as Milwaukee Brewers catcher Erik Kratz watches during the third inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Joc Pederson runs to first as he hits a solo home run during the first inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner watches his two-run home run, next to Milwaukee Brewers catcher Erik Kratz during the sixth inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig hits a two-run home run in front of Milwaukee Brewers catcher Erik Kratz and home plate umpire Brian Knight during the seventh inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig heads toward first on his two-run home run off Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Hernan Perez, front, normally an infielder, during the seventh inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Milwaukee Brewers’ Jesus Aguilar hits a three-run home run in front of Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal and home plate umpire Brian Knight during the seventh inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw stretches in left field prior to a Major League Baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 02, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Actor Kevin Hart, left, along with Kourtney Kardashian throws out the ceremonial pitch prior to a Major League Baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 02, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Actor Kevin Hart, right, along with Kourtney Kardashian throws out the ceremonial pitch prior to a Major League Baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 02, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Actor Kevin Hart, right, along with Kourtney Kardashian throws out the ceremonial pitch prior to a Major League Baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 02, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Actor Kevin Hart, right, along with Kourtney Kardashian throws out the ceremonial pitch prior to a Major League Baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 02, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Actor Kevin Hart, right, along with Kourtney Kardashian with Los Angeles Dodgers’ Matt Kemp after throwing out the ceremonial pitch prior to a Major League Baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 02, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Kenley Jansen, left, has a little fun with Actor Kevin Hart along with Kourtney Kardashian as Los Angeles Dodgers’ Matt Kemp looks on after throwing out the ceremonial pitch prior to a Major League Baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 02, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws to the plate against the Milwaukee Brewers in the first inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 02, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)NextShow Caption1 of 62Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws to the plate against the Milwaukee Brewers in the first inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 02, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)ExpandLOS ANGELES — Cody Bellinger lost a home run Tuesday when Milwaukee Brewers center fielder Lorenzo Cain made a leaping catch above the wall. Bellinger lost a double Wednesday when a line drive landed inches outside the right-field chalk.Batting with the bases loaded in the third inning Thursday, you could see Bellinger gauge his unfolding fortunes like a cynic. As his fly ball drifted toward the right-field corner, Bellinger stepped cautiously toward first base, never letting go of his bat. When the ball clanged off the yellow foul pole, Bellinger at last turned toward his teammates in the third-base dugout. It was safe to celebrate.The Dodgers did a lot of celebrating Thursday.Bellinger’s grand slam was one of seven Dodger home runs in a 21-5 win. Joc Pederson and Yasiel Puig homered twice. Brian Dozier and Justin Turner homered once. The Dodgers set season highs for homers, runs, and runs in a single inning; their nine-run outburst in the seventh turned a lopsided baseball game into a score more common to football.center_img How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire After Manny Machado singled with one out in the third inning, Turner was hit by a pitch by Brewers starter Jhoulys Chacin (10-4). The next batter, Yasmani Grandal, drew a walk to load the bases for Bellinger.After taking a fastball for a strike, Bellinger crushed a slider over the plate for his 18th home run of the season. He said he lost sight of it until it clanged off the pole. The Dodgers led 6-1, eliminating the night’s last glimmer of suspense.Bellinger had batted 102 times since his last home run on July 2. He hit .218 in that span.“I give Belly a lot of credit,” Kershaw said. “He really hasn’t gotten down too much. He really hasn’t pouted, hasn’t hung his head as much as he probably could or would have. I think it’s a testament to his maturity, a testament to him as a guy. We need him, we love him, and he’s a big part of our offense.”Bellinger, who finished 2 for 4 with five RBIs, conceded it wasn’t always easy to stay positive.“You want to perform every single day, and when you know you’re not performing to your capability it’s frustrating, but I have to give credit also to my teammates and my coaching staff for giving me good advice, helping me keep going.”Chacin, who allowed nine runs (eight earned) in 4-1/3 innings, saw his earned-run average balloon from 3.45 to 3.89. By the time the score was 15-5 in the seventh inning, Manager Craig Counsell turned to position player Hernan Perez to pitch. Perez was charged with five runs in one inning.The eighth inning was catcher Erik Kratz’s turn to pitch. He was the only Milwaukee pitcher who did not allow a run.It was a remarkable 48-hour turnaround for the Dodgers, who struggled to muster any offense in three consecutive losses. Brewers pitcher Chase Anderson carried a perfect game into the fifth inning on Wednesday, before a 10th-inning home run by Grandal walked the Brewers off the field.The Dodgers’ offense continued to steamroll into Thursday. They never trailed after the top of the first inning.Kershaw (5-5), who was making his 306th career start, had never benefited from more than 15 runs of support. In six innings the left-hander allowed two runs, including one when Christian Yelich scored on a wild pitch in the first inning. Kershaw struck out seven batters before turning the game over to the bullpen with a seven-run lead.Related Articles The win lifted the Dodgers (61-49) into first place in the National League West, one game ahead of the Arizona Diamondbacks (60-50) and two ahead of the Colorado Rockies (58-50).By splitting the four-game series with Milwaukee, the Dodgers took four of seven games in the season series.Thursday was the first time that Turner batted in the same lineup with Machado and Dozier, who were acquired in July trades. Muncy and Chris Taylor did not start, and outfielder Matt Kemp got the night off altogether. Austin Barnes rounded out the bench as Chase Utley began his stay on the 10-day disabled list.It might not have been the most accurate preview of the new-look Dodger lineup, but it was encouraging nonetheless.“I have to come to the resolution that we have a deep bench,” Manager Dave Roberts said, “and they’re not starting but that doesn’t mean they’re not going to come in and contribute at some point in time during that game. That’s the message to anyone that’s sitting that particular day. They all want to be in there and they all have in their own right a case to be in our lineup that night, but there’s only eight positions that can play.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Fired Mississippi State Coach Rick Ray Posts Classy Statement About Dismissal

first_imgMississippi State coach Rick Ray.IG/rickray01Just ahead of today’s NCAA Tournament action, Mississippi State athletic director Scott Stricklin announced that it will be replacing Rick Ray as head men’s basketball coach. Ray, who was 37-60 in three years in Starkville, just released a very classy statement, thanking Mississippi State for the opportunity and praising the university community.Before taking over in Starkville, Ray had been an assistant at Purdue and Clemson. Expect him to latch on with another power program’s staff soon enough.last_img

ATCO buys 40 per cent stake in South American port operator for

first_imgCALGARY – Calgary-based ATCO Ltd. says it will buy a 40-per-cent stake in South American port operator Neltume Ports for about $450 million.ATCO, which has interests in logistics, energy, and real estate, says the stake in the port operator and developer will further diversify its business.The deal adds to ATCO’s partnership with Parkland Fuel Corp. subsidiary Ultramar, which owns Neltume Ports.The two companies partnered in 2016 to form ATCO-Sabinco as a provider of container offices, workforce mining camps and other structures in Chile.Neltume Ports operates in 16 port facilities and three loading and unloading businesses primarily in Chile and Uruguay. ATCO says the company handles nearly 51 million tonnes of products and employs about 3,900 people.ATCO chief executive Nancy Southern says the company sees South America as an area poised for significant growth.Companies in this story: (TSX:PKI, TSX:ACO.X)last_img read more

At Saharanpur rally Adityanath terms Oppn candidate Azhar Masoods soninlaw

first_imgLucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday said “opposition parties offered biryani to terrorists” while the Modi government fed them bullets, and termed a rival candidate from the Saharanpur constituency “son-in-law of Azhar Masood”.Addressing a rally in Saharanpur, he said the “son-in-law of (Jaish-e-Mohammed chief) Azhar Masood” has entered the constituency and he speaks the language of the terror mastermind. Imran Masood is the Congress candidate from the constituency. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM'”You have to decide who wins from Saharanpur — a person who speaks the language of Azhar Masood or a soldier of Modiji,” he said, seeking votes for the BJP candidate from Saharanpur, Raghav Lakhanpal. Adityanath said Azhar would meet the same fate as Osama bin Laden. “You must have heard about Osama bin Laden. He was killed brutally. Azhar Masood will be killed in the same manner,” he said. The UP chief minister said the BJP is committed to nation building and will not allow “any traitor to dent India’s integrity”. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K”Some parties offered biryani to terrorists, while the Modi government has only one medicine for terrorists – bullets and bombs,” he said. Taking a jibe at the SP-BSP alliance in the state, Adityanath said, “People who are contesting 37-38 seats are thinking of becoming prime minister.” Attacking Congress President Rahul Gandhi, he said, “You must have noticed that the Union finance minister had referred to an individual as ‘man without brains’. “Rahul Gandhi does not know Indian culture, so when he went to offer prayers at Kashi Vishwanath temple, he sat in a position as if he was offering namaaz.” Hitting out at Gandhi’s close aide Sam Pitroda, Adityanath said, “There is a ‘mahaguru’ in the Congress. He raises questions on the valour of our armed forces. When this is the condition of the ‘mahaguru’, you can imagine the condition of ‘mahachelas’.” Taking potshots at SP chief Akhilesh Yadav, Adityanath said, “When someone asked Akhilesh if Mulayam will be his leader, ‘my leader is Mayawati. I have already de-throned netaji’. Attacking rival parties, he said, “The presiding deity of the corrupt, the jewel of clan of goons and the torchbearer of ‘naamdaars’ want to plunder the resources of the country.”last_img read more

Ohio State fans parents of recruits take in Friday Night Lights at

Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer and director of player personnel Mark Pantoni added what they hope will be a new Buckeye tradition with the debut of the first annual Friday Night Lights, a one-day football camp for high school football players inside Ohio Stadium. OSU students, alumni and fans were granted free admission into Ohio Stadium Friday to watch more than 100 high school recruits run through drills with the Buckeyes coaching staff. Meyer and Pantoni created the Friday Night Lights camp in 2005 back when both held positions at Florida, and they decided to bring it to Columbus after its successful run in Gainesville, Fla. Some OSU fans like Andrew Warren, an OSU graduate, said they think the camp is another tool that could give Meyer an advantage when it comes to recruiting the top talent in the country. “Most of these kids have probably never worked out in a stadium this big,” Warren said. “I think just being here in front of all these fans will make some of these guys want to commit because it’s a memorable experience.” Clinton Bowman, stepfather of Trotwood-Madison High School running back Ashton Jackson, said that Friday Night Lights is a good idea, but recruiting ultimately leads back to Meyer’s reputation. “This camp, this stadium and these fans are all great but it comes down to coach Meyer at the end of the day,” Bowman said. “When you look at his track record, his two national championships at Florida, and his coaching style, that’s what kids want to be a part of.” The parents of the campers watched from the East side of the stadium, while the general public was permitted entrance to the West side of the stadium. Donte Horton, father of Lakota West High School running back prospect Mikel Horton, said the camp was just as exciting for the parents watching as it was for the campers participating. “It feels great to be out here in this atmosphere watching my son compete against some of the top high school talent,” Horton said. Horton also said the camp is a good experience that will be beneficial for his son going forward. “Now Mikel has a feeling of what is demanded from him on the college level,” Horton said. “I think this will prepare him and motivate him to be the best he can be.” Luke Fickell, co-defensive coordinator and linebackers coach, Mike Vrabel, defensive line coach, and Everett Withers, co-defensive coordinator, were among the OSU coaches present helping the kids through their drills. Meyer, who began his day at Big Ten Media Days in Chicago Friday morning, led drills and talked to players between reps. Jake Collier, an OSU graduate, said the camp overall was a success, but said there’s room for one improvement next year. “I think it would be helpful if they could pass out some printed rosters in the future so people can keep track of who is who,” Collier said. “Besides that, everything was great.” The camp was also a chance for OSU fans to be in the stadium before September 1, when the Buckeyes open up the season against Miami (Ohio). Kickoff is scheduled for noon. read more

Ohio State womens soccer preparing to take on Michigan State

Then junior midfielder/forward Ellyn Gruber (5) pushes the ball up the field during a game against Eastern Michigan Aug. 25, 2013. OSU won 2-1 in OT.Credit: Lantern file photoAfter ending its last two games with draws in double overtime, the Ohio State women’s soccer team looks to focus on the task ahead instead of dwelling on the past.“We’re working on getting our mindset right so we don’t go out on the field with a losing mentality,” freshman midfielder Sydney Dudley said. “We know that we can turn the season around but we have to start now.”The Buckeyes are 5-7-2 overall and 2-4-2 in Big Ten play after their latest contest against Maryland and the prior one against Minnesota ended with the score tied. OSU is scheduled to return to the field Thursday afternoon against Michigan State.Senior midfielder Ellyn Gruber said while the team wasn’t happy with the results, it has found ways to learn from them.“We’ve played really good soccer both games even though we didn’t get the result that we wanted,” Gruber said. “We’ve taken all the positives that we’ve learned and I think we’re ready for a turning point.”Senior forward Kayla Varner said the team has put the previous games in the past and has put its focus into becoming better during practice.“I think we just put the result behind us and we had a really good practice this week,” Varner said. “We’ve had some of our best soccer played at practice, so we’re moving forward.”Dudley said the team has been working on its defense this week in preparation for the Spartans. Dudley also acknowledged that closing in on opportunities while on offense is something the team wants to improve on.“We’ve tightened up our defense a lot and we’re cutting back on the mistakes we’ve been making,” Dudley said. “Our attack has gotten better but we still need to work on finishing.”Another problem that the Buckeyes could be looking to fix is limiting the number of mental errors on the field such as turnovers and deflected balls turning into goals for the other team. Gruber said the team can’t let fatigue distract them from the game.“You can’t take a break for a second,” Gruber said. “That helps by connecting with your teammates and knowing you’re not alone if you’re getting tired.”With an away record of 1-5-1, the Buckeyes are looking to make a change when they visit the Spartans.Kickoff is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. on in East Lansing, Mich. After the game, OSU is set to make the short trip to Ann Arbor, Mich., for a matchup with Michigan on Sunday at 2 p.m. read more

OSU softballs charity event for breast cancer research to host 22 teams

OSU then-redshirt junior shortstop Maddy McIntyre (30) throws the ball to first base against Ohio on April 21 at Buckeye Field. OSU defeated Ohio, 12-4. Credit: Lantern file photoThe Ohio State softball team’s 15th Annual Ohio Collegiate Charity Classic, which benefits the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research, is scheduled to host 22 teams from three different states on Saturday and Sunday at Buckeye Field and Fred Beekman Park.OSU softball coach Kelly Kovach Schoenly said it has been incredible to see the growth of the event since its start in 2001.“We want our players to be significant and to pay it forward,” she said. “Having these powerful women outside of our team join the fight to end breast cancer means a lot to the program.”The event has become one of the largest fundraisers for Breast Cancer Awareness Month in central Ohio, bringing in more than $200,000 for the Stefanie Spielman Fund over the past 14 years.Redshirt senior catcher and first baseman Erika Leonard said that raising awareness about breast cancer and research is extremely important to her.“My mom had breast cancer and is now going on to be a 17-year survivor,” Leonard said. “Without the advancements in research, my mom might’ve not been here today.”Entrance to the event is a $5 donation, with all proceeds from ticket sales and concessions benefiting the Stefanie Spielman Fund.Madison Spielman, a fourth-year in communications and daughter of the late Stefanie Spielman, said she is grateful for the effort to continue to fight the disease.“It’s a reminder that even after six years since her passing, our mom’s legacy still lives on,” Madison Spielman said. “It means the world to have the support from the school I love.”Redshirt senior shortstop Maddy McIntyre said it is a great feeling for the team to be part of something bigger than each individual.“My favorite part is when the Spielman family comes out and throws the first pitch of the tournament,” McIntyre said.After the first pitch from the Spielman family, OSU is set play against Miami (Ohio) on Saturday at 12:45 p.m.The following day, the team will split into two squads: OSU Scarlet and OSU Gray. Team Scarlet is set to face Northern Kentucky at 9:30 a.m. at Buckeye Field, while Team Gray is scheduled to play Toledo at 11:45 a.m. read more