Luis Severino pulled from start over shoulder discomfort; may miss Opening Day

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailAllen Kee / ESPN Images(TAMPA, Fla.) — New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino was scratched from Tuesday’s exhibition game against the Atlanta Braves after experiencing shoulder discomfort, and he will likely not be ready in time for Opening Day, according to Yankees manager Aaron Boone.Speaking to YES Network, Boone said Severino felt discomfort in his right shoulder after throwing a warmup pitch. The All-Star pitcher was pulled from the lineup and replaced by left-handed pitcher Stephen Tarpley.Tuesday would have been Severino’s first spring training start.Severino later went in for an MRI, which revealed he has rotator cuff inflammation in his right shoulder. Boone said the 25-year-old will not be allowed to pitch for at least two weeks while he recovers. With the Yankees’ Opening Day just over three weeks away, there’s a chance Severino may not be ready to take the mound when his team kicks off the regular season against the Baltimore Orioles on March 28 at home. New York has not named a replacement for Severino should that be the case.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Beau Lund Written bycenter_img March 6, 2019 /Sports News – National Luis Severino pulled from start over shoulder discomfort; may miss Opening Daylast_img read more

More eyes on climate change

first_imgThe options for how to spend your free time are almost endless, whether it’s working out at the gym, curling up with a good book, or relaxing in front of the TV. But have you ever considered taking part in scientific research?With the launch Tuesday of Season Spotter, you’ll have the chance.The creation of Margaret Kosmala, a postdoctoral fellow, Andrew Richardson, an associate professor of organismic and evolutionary biology, and colleagues at the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON), Season Spotter is a citizen-science project that aims to recruit Internet users to assist researchers in analyzing images of natural scenes.“We’re trying to get scientific data out of a set of images that we can’t easily get with a computer,” Kosmala said. “We need to rely on people’s eyes and brains to do the processing for us. We’re asking them to answer simple questions about what they see in these images.”“We have pretty decent seasonal timing data at specific sites in the U.S. and around the world, but the problem is we don’t have that information for the same time periods across a broad geographic area,” she said. “The idea is we want to see the vegetation’s response to climate change, because that’s going to be important for a number of applications, from agriculture to forestry to tourism, and even things like pollen alerts.”The images largely come from a network of more than 200 automatic cameras, dubbed the PhenoCam Network, created by Richardson and placed on everything from weather towers to buildings. The cameras overlook landscapes of forests, prairies, shrub, and even tundra, recording at least one image an hour. In many cases they have been in place for several years, resulting in more than 5 million images.“Analyzing this huge image archive presents all sorts of challenges for us — it’s more than my lab group can do on our own,” said Richardson. “So we are tapping into the power of the Internet to get amateur phenologists from around the world to help us with this task.”In addition to answering questions about the images, users will be asked to draw on some of them — for example, to draw shapes around trees in a picture — to help researchers track changes in specific locations. Photo by Season Spotter/PhenoCamThe researchers initially tried to use algorithms to examine the images, but found that queries a human might have handled easily were stumping the computer.“The questions we’re asking are very straightforward, things like: Are there plants flowering?, Have leaves started changing color?, and ‘Do you see snow in this picture?” Kosmala said. “But those questions turn out to be surprisingly difficult to answer with a computer. For example, when a field starts blooming with yellow flowers, the computer can’t really tell if there are flowers appearing or if the grass is turning yellow. But people can tell immediately.”In addition to answering questions about the images, users will be asked to draw on some of them — for example, to draw shapes around trees in a picture — to help researchers track changes in specific locations.Overall, Kosmala said, the questions are designed to be relatively easy — something a user could tackle with a few spare minutes during a lunch break or while waiting for the bus.Hawaii’s Kamuela mountainside.“The goal here is if someone just wants to come and try it out for a minute or two, or if someone wants to spend their lunch hour every day doing this, that information is all useful to us,” she said.The site includes a discussion forum where users can interact with one another and the researchers, and where researchers can share results from the study as they occur.“Season Spotter provides a great opportunity for the general public to learn about how climate change is affecting the natural world around us,” said Richardson.“These sorts of projects are really democratizing science,” Kosmala said. “People who may not be professionally trained as scientists can now contribute to real science in a meaningful way, and we can do research at a scale we couldn’t before.”last_img read more

Bulldogs Dirt Road Basketball Results

first_imgBulldogs Dirt Road Basketball ResultsSunday  (2-2)4th grade:Batesville 40, Connersville Red 30Batesville 34, East Central Red 5Batesville 24, Rushville 193rd grade:Batesville 26, Centerville 19.Batesville 68, Rushville 5Good luck to both teams next weekend I. Centerville at they battle for the Dirt Road Crown!!!! Go Bulldogs!Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Paul Drake.last_img

Week in Sports: Basketball practice, digital recruiting and more

first_img Published on October 12, 2015 at 12:14 am Contact Sam: [email protected] | @Sam4TR Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse football’s ugly lossBefore the game, The Daily Orange posted a poll asking readers if they thought Syracuse football had a chance to be bowl eligible this season. After the game, after the South Florida onslaught and 45-24 Syracuse loss, there was disappointment on Twitter.More: Full coverage from The Daily Orange on Syracuse-USFRecruiting in the digital ageWhen 17-year-old Moe Neal walked through the Carrier Dome and was stopped by a 37-year-old Orange fan, known as “Cuse44Life” on Twitter, it was represented what college football recruiting has become in the digital age.More: Syracuse football recruits face new realities from fans, coaches in digital ageBasketball practice observationsProvidence transfer 7-foot-2 Paschal Chukwu protected the rim, Mike Hopkins coached in a neck brace and Malachi Richardson flashed potential.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMore: Syracuse basketball practice: Paschal Chukwu and other Tuesday observationsEating snacks, assisting on goalsJulian Buescher couldn’t stop eating while playing in Syracuse’s soccer game against Albany last week. It seemed to work as he ended up assisting on Ben Polk’s game-winning goal.More: Julian Buescher revitalized in 2nd half by in-game snacks and GatoradeBalancing fatherhood and footballLinfield College quarterback Sam Riddle became a father and left to play football in North Dakota. After one month, he made a long trip home. Now, with one of Division III’s best offenses, he’s leading the Wildcats while living in a new duplex with his wife and son.More: Sam Riddle manages parenthood while quarterbacking Linfield College Commentslast_img read more

Women’s Basketball Cruises Past Clarke, 118-43, In Annual “Pack The Knapp” Game

first_img Photo Gallery Next Game: PDF Box Score HTML Box Score DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University women’s basketball team scored the second-most points in program history in a 118-43 win over Clarke University Thursday, Dec. 8 in the annual “Pack the Knapp for Character Kids Game” presented by the YMCA of Greater Des Moines. Nearly 3,000 local elementary and middle school students were treated to a fun day of educational activities and Bulldog basketball for the annual game that is in its fourth year.   Drake (5-3) had five players finish in double-figure points led by senior Lizzy Wendell’s (Blue Springs, Mo.) game-high 25 points. 11 Bulldogs played at least eight minutes in the game and everyone scored at least two points.   Joining Wendell were sophomores Sara Rhine (Eldon, Mo.) and Nicole Miller (Walker, Iowa) who added 18 and 15 points, respectively. A pair of Bulldog freshmen, Becca Hittner (Urbandale, Iowa) and Brenni Rose (Shawnee, Kan.) rounded out the group. Hittner equaled her career-high with 16 points and Rose set her new mark with 12 points.   Senior Caitlin Ingle (Runnells, Iowa) handed out a game-high 11 assists and the team followed her lead with 34 assists on 48 field goals. Drake knocked down 14-of-28 three-point attempts as Sammie Bachrodt (Wichita, Kan.) and Hittner each made three. Rose had a career-best four blocks.   Drake will have an extended break for final exams. The Bulldogs will return to the Knapp Center floor on Dec. 18 to host Iowa at 2 p.m.   Print Friendly Version Full Schedule Roster Iowa 12/18/2016 – 2 PM Preview Buy Tickets Live Stats 1350 ESPN DES MOINES Mediacom MC22 Listen Live Watch Live Story Linkslast_img read more

Harvard students present findings after visit to North West

first_imgA high profile panel of experts from across the island of Ireland will visit Ulster University’s Magee Campus today as part of the ‘Atlas for a City Region’ Harvard Studio Pin-Up with students of the Ivy League US university. The panel, which will include Irish Planning Institute President Joe Corr as well as Catherine McEvoy Principal Planning Officer with the Department for Infrastructure NI, will critique proposals and ideas presented by students from Harvard University who are currently visiting the North West Region as part of the project looking at future scenarios for the city region in a post Brexit scenario. The Atlas for a City Region is a project being undertaken by Harvard Graduate School of Design jointly commissioned by Donegal County Council and Derry City and Strabane District Council under the auspices of the North West Strategic Growth Partnership. This project has been borne out of the unique cross border collaborative approach adopted by both Councils with a view to driving growth and prosperity in the region. 12 Harvard students of landscape architecture, urban design and planning are currently visiting the region to engage with its landscapes and future challenges after Brexit, and considering long term challenges such as climate change. They are accompanied by Professors Niall Kirkwood and Gareth Doherty. Through site visits, meetings with key stakeholders, and their own experiences on the ground, these students will be addressing a myriad of topics dealing with borders and identity, agriculture, mobility, housing, not to mention Brexit and climate change. The event, which is being supported by the International Centre for Local and Regional Development (ICLRD) will see students pitching their proposals to the panel of experts who will critique with a view to strengthening the proposals.Cllr Seamus O’Domhnaill Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council believes that having this expert panel contributing to the Project and critiquing the proposals and ideas being developed by the students is extremely valuable saying “we have an opportunity to bring a fresh and creative perspective and new thinking to the future development of this region. Having this calibre of experts visiting the region and engaging in a meaningful way to help shape how we maximize the potential of future opportunities and respond to emerging challenges is positive not just for the students but for the entire region”.Cllr John Boyle Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council said “despite the uncertainty currently surrounding Brexit, we in the North West City Region are determined to continue to work collectively to build resilience, drive growth and carve out a prosperous future for the betterment of everyone in our community.  Engaging with experts from both sides of the border and bringing in the fresh thinking and unique perspectives of the Harvard students is an important step forward in helping us shape the future of this cross border region”.  The students will also engage with their peers from Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT) and Ulster University and other young people from across the region at a student-led workshop in Letterkenny Institute of Technology early in the day.Later this evening a joint reception will be hosted by both the Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council and the Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council in the Guildhall in Derry where students will also have an opportunity to engage with a range of key stakeholders from both Councils and supporting organisations including LYIT and Ulster University.The Harvard students are using Brooke Park Gate Lodge as their studio for their stay in Derry.Harvard students present findings after visit to North West was last modified: March 27th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:Brexitharvard universitynorth west city regionlast_img read more

Extra-time: Exeter 0 Brentford 0

first_imgExeter 0 Brentford 0Brentford dominated the second half but were unable to find a way through as their EFL Cup first-round clash went to extra-time.There was an injury concern for the Bees early on when Alan McCormack limped off, to be replaced by Ryan Woods.The game was largely devoid of goalmouth action until late in the first half, when Philipp Hofmann headed a corner wide of the far post and Josh Clarke drew a comfortable save from Exeter keeper Bobby Olejnik.Woods went closest to breaking the deadlock on 64 minutes as he fired just past the post, while at the other end Exeter substitute David Wheeler volleyed over and Ollie Watkins’ shot from 25 yards was saved by Jack Bonham in the Bees goal.The hosts named 15-year-old Ethan Ampadu, son of former Leyton Orient man Kwame, in their starting line-up, and the Grecians’ youngest-ever player looked very composed.But Brentford made most of the running as the game went on and Emmanuel Ledesma, making his competitive debut after signing on non-contract terms earlier in the day, saw a free-kick saved by Olejnik, while Sam Saunders shot into the side netting.However, despite five minutes of second-half stoppage time, neither side could find a winner, forcing extra-time.Brentford: Bonham; Holldack, Dean, Egan, Field; Yennaris, McCormack (Woods 12); Clarke, Saunders, Ledesma; Hofmann (Hogan 76). Subs: Bentley, Elder, Cole, Kerschbaumer, Shaibu.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Sharks lose sixth straight, as Rangers spoil Bob Boughner’s debut as interim coach

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceSAN JOSE — Not even the wake-up call that comes with a coaching change was enough to end the Sharks’ losing streak on Thursday night.The Sharks allowed two third period goals to Mika Zibanejad and two more to Artemi Panarin as the New York Rangers came back to earn a 6-3 win at SAP Center and spoil Bob Boughner’s debut as interim coach.Zibanejad’s goals came at the 8:49 and 13:10 marks of the third period, and …last_img

PM Says Policies and Programmes are Carried out in the Best Interest of Citizens

first_img He was speaking at a press conference at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel, New Kingston, on Tuesday (February 27), following the conclusion of the 7th Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Caribbean Governors’ Meeting. Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says the policies and programmes carried out or contemplated by the Government are in the best interest of the citizens. Story Highlights Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says the policies and programmes carried out or contemplated by the Government are in the best interest of the citizens.Mr. Holness cites the proposed implementation of the National Identification System (NIDS) as one such project.He was speaking at a press conference at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel, New Kingston, on Tuesday (February 27), following the conclusion of the 7th Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Caribbean Governors’ Meeting.Noting the issue of trust resonating with some persons about how personal data collated under NIDS will be handled, Mr. Holness gave the assurance that there will be “nothing nefarious to, in any way, erode the privacy of the citizen”.“Many issues arise when we start to enter upon the conversation about giving every citizen an identification. It means that the Government will have to collect information about every citizen, (and) we acknowledge that many of these concerns are legitimate,” he said.The Prime Minister said, however, that the Government is duty-bound to act responsibly, scrupulously and with integrity to ensure that the citizen’s well-being is safeguarded in whatever endeavour is carried out.“So whether it is in national security, justice and supporting the judiciary… (providing) housing and facilitating land settlement, increasing the efficiency of the public, the speed at which we do business, (or) giving the citizen an identity, the Government is acting in the best interest of the citizen. What we are trying to do is strengthen Government so that we can better serve you,” Mr. Holness said.The IDB conference, which was held under the theme ‘Jump Caribbean’, focused on how best the region can strategically embrace the reality of the digital revolution.Importantly, the IDB wants Caribbean partner states to tap technology and apply innovative methods as a means to solve problems, improve productivity, generate employment and advance development.IDB President, Luis Alberto Moreno, headed the visiting team of Bank officials attending the conference, which also saw the affiliate Governors of several territories participating.They included representatives from The Bahamas, Barbados, Guyana, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, and Jamaica.Also attending were global business leader, Sir Richard Branson; and former President of the Republic of Estonia, Toomas Hendrik Ilves. The IDB conference, which was held under the theme ‘Jump Caribbean’, focused on how best the region can strategically embrace the reality of the digital revolution.last_img read more

Sultry morning in city

first_imgNew Delhi: Delhiites woke up to a humid Wednesday morning with the minimum temperature settling at 26.2 degrees Celsius, a notch above the season’s average. Humidity was recorded at 85 per cent. The weatherman has forecast very light rain/thundershower towards the evening or night. The maximum temperature is likely to settle at 37 degrees Celsius. On Tuesday, the maximum temperature settled at 36.8 degrees Celsius while the minimum temperature was recorded at 27.5 degrees Celsius.last_img