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Yanks Sign Miller, Get Gregorius

Yanks Sign Miller, Get Gregorius

first_imgNEW YORK — The Yankees made their first big moves to reshape for 2015, acquiring a shortstop to replace Derek Jeter and a relief pitcher who could take over from David Robertson as closer.As part of a three-team trade, the Yankees obtained shortstop Didi Gregorius from Arizona and dealt right-hander Shane Greene to Detroit. A few hours later, they agreed to a $36 million, four-year contract with reliever Andrew Miller.New York is uncertain whether it will re-sign Robertson, who had 39 saves in his first season after replacing retired great Mariano Rivera as closer. A free agent, Robertson is expected to command a four-year deal at a much bigger price than Miller.“I can’t predict yet as his free agency continues where he’s going to land,” Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman said. “I certainly would not allude to the level of our participation. We’ve been in touch with his agency, and I’ll just leave it at that.”A 29-year-old left-hander who is an imposing 6-foot-7, Miller held opponents to a .153 batting average this year while going 5-5 with a 2.02 ERA for Boston and Baltimore.He averaged 14.87 strikeouts per nine innings, second in the major leagues behind Cincinnati’s Aroldis Chapman (17.67) among pitchers who faced at least 50 batters.Cashman said Miller turned down a $40 million, four-year offer from a team he didn’t specify. He called Miller “a high-end weapon to go along with what we already had and what we’re collecting” and said the Yankees didn’t commit to using him as closer.“It’s protecting us. It gives us some diversification there,” Cashman said. “I am not opposed to obviously continuing to pursue someone that has obviously the known closing abilities versus the maybe-can-do-that.”After allowing a .282 opponents’ batting average from 2006-12, Miller simplified his mechanics and limited his pitches to mainly fastballs and sliders by pretty much dropping his sinker and changeup. He held hitters to a .175 average the last two years.“He’s now found a niche where he has excelled extremely well. Clearly we took notice as well as the rest of the game,” Cashman said.Miller lives in Tampa, Florida, where the Yankees hold spring training. He will make $9 million annually and joins a bullpen that includes hard-throwing right-hander Dellin Betances, who finished third in AL Rookie of the Year voting. New York’s relievers also include Shawn Kelley and Adam Warren — unless they get shifted to the rotation.Gregorius, a 24-year-old left-handed hitter who was born in Amsterdam and raised in Curacao, becomes the favorite to take over at shortstop following Jeter’s retirement.Gregorius hit his first big league homer at Yankee Stadium in April 2013 in his first at-bat with the Diamondbacks but lost the starting shortstop job to Chris Owings during spring training this year and was sent to the minors.He was recalled when Cliff Pennington tore a thumb ligament and became the regular shortstop when Owings injured a shoulder. Gregorius batted .226 with six homers and 27 RBIs in 80 games this year but hit .137 (7 for 51) against left-handers.“At the very least we expect him to be utilized in probably a platoon with Brendan Ryan until he separates himself,” Cashman said. “So high-end projections. We think there is more in the tank there as he continues to develop.”Cashman maintained Gregorius shouldn’t worry about taking over from one of the Yankees’ greatest players, saying “no one will replace Derek Jeter” and calling the ex-captain “one in a billion.”The 26-year-old Greene was 5-4 with a 3.78 ERA in 14 starts and one relief appearance during his first big league season. New York, Detroit and Arizona also made a three-team trade in December 2009 that involved Max Scherzer, Curtis Granderson, Austin Jackson and others.“I was not shopping him,” Cashman said. “I had no interest in trading him, but in the end, it took him to get a vitally important position taken care of on the field.”(RONALD BLUM, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

WIN a Barcelona shirt!

WIN a Barcelona shirt!

first_imgAdidas Television eCommerce Yes Skip survey header Facebook Chelsea Never visited Rakuten Arena Amazon Football Ford Bayern Munich 6. What types of content are you most likely to view on Rakuten Arena? SurveyGizmo is trusted by tens of thousands of brands around the world. Please take my survey now Instagram Sports in general Heineken Real Madrid 3. Which of these brand messages do you associate with Rakuten (please tick all that apply)? Music & entertainment None of the above I love this brand Audi IT Services Basketball Twitter I like this brand 1. Which of these brands do you associate with football? FC Barcelona Rakuten phase 2 Rakuten Home Electronics Viber Yes Juventus Neutral – I have no opinion on this brand Online advertising None of the above Once a week 5. Have you heard of Rakuten Arena? McDonalds I dislike this brand Video Streaming Pepsi Baseball Radio 6. Which Rakuten Arena channel do you follow? Hello Tomorrow Believe in the future None of the above Be Moved Barcelona Your chance to win a Barcelona jersey Goal Last updated 1 year ago 19:00 6/19/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Luis Suarez Lionel Messi Paulinho Barcelona Getty Barcelona Primera División You could win a 2018-19 home Barcelona jersey by answering our simple survey Please fill out the short survey below and you will be entered into a draw to win a Barcelona jersey. 3. You said Rakuten is an official partner of FC Barcelona. Where did you find out about this partnership? All of the above 3. What services does Rakuten provide (please tick all that apply)? Manchester United Sports/News Website Instant Messaging 2. Have you heard of Rakuten? Once a month 6. On average, how often do you view Rakuten Arena content? 3. Which of these clubs is Rakuten an official partner of? Never stand still Press Google Be Connected. Be Discovered. All of the above All of the above Other (please specify): None of the above No Social media All of the above No All of the above Tennis None of the above The world on time 4. Which of these statements best describes your opinion of Rakuten? Sustainability content Logistics 0% Every day last_img read more

Police shooting in Umiujaq Nunavik leaves man dead

Police shooting in Umiujaq Nunavik leaves man dead

first_imgAPTN NewsA police shooting in the Inuit community of Umiujaq has left a 22-year-old man dead. Umiujaq is a small community on the eastern shores of Hudson Bay in northern Quebec. The man’s name has not been released. According to a release sent by Quebec’s Bureau of Independent Investigation (BII) an agency that investigates injuries and deaths that occur during police intervention, officers arrived at the man’s house earlier in the day to take him into custody. The shooting occurred when the man left his home carrying knives and was heading toward the community centre where an event was taking place. The release said shots were fired when police ordered him to stop and he turned and walked toward them. He was then transported to the hospital where he died. Quebec’s BII is in charge of investigating the incident. [email protected]last_img read more

Minister of Home Affairs attends GSMA World Mobile Congress

Minister of Home Affairs attends GSMA World Mobile Congress

first_img ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Related Items:#magneticmedianews The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo Recommended for you Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, February 28, 2017 – Providenciales -The Hon. Vaden Williams, Minister of Home Affairs, Transportation and Communication left the country on Friday February 24th for Barcelona Spain, to attend the 12th edition of the GSMA World Mobile Congress Ministerial  Programme.The GSMA Ministerial Programme provides a critical forum for convening Governments, International Organizations and Industry leaders to share knowledge and debate the key regulatory and Policy issues that are shaping the future of mobile.The Programme aims to celebrate the positive socio-economic impact mobile has played in both developing and developed countries and identify the policy levers needed to further extend this impact.The Minister is accompanied by Head of Secretariat (acting) Ms. Karen Higgs, Mr. Kenva Williams, Director of Technology and Mr. Russell Gardiner, Engineer from the Telecommunications Commission. They are due to return on Friday, March 3.#MagneticMediaNewslast_img read more

Tech like artificial intelligence may spell disaster if not used judiciously Mitra

Tech like artificial intelligence may spell disaster if not used judiciously Mitra

first_imgKolkata: State Finance, Industry and Information Technology (IT) minister Amit Mitra on Thursday expressed his concern about the detrimental effects of the next age of digital technology like artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics and cautioned that it should be put into use judiciously.”Artificial super intelligence is empowered to understand human thoughts and affect human behaviour, which may lead to a disaster. So we have to use the technology in a careful manner and in a way that will be beneficial for the common people,” Mitra said at the inaugural session of Infocom 2018. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeIt may be mentioned that the Bengal government has been holding knowledge workshops every month on emerging technologies, to ensure that digital technology is not adopted in an indiscriminate fashion. The two-day Blockchain Congress scheduled on December 18 and 19 at Biswa Bangla Convention Centre in New Town will see experts from different parts of the country disseminate knowledge about blockchain. Mitra highlighted the achievements of Bengal in e-taxation, complete e-treasury, e-districts in which 85 government-to-citizen services had been included in 21 districts and e-office for the government’s speedy clearances of files. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedBangladesh IT minister Mustafa Jabbar also emphasised on the need to ‘regulate’ AI and robotics research that may invite ill omen for mankind. It may be achieved by check and balance, he said. He highlighted Bangladesh’s digital journey and said that the country has been able to deliver 300 services on a digital platform. Some other speakers also endorsed the views of Mitra and shared their apprehensions about rapid digitalisation deeply impacting B2C relationships. “Self-service, automation and robots would dominate the customer relations in the future and the time is fast approaching when computers will dominate our lives, making human interactions rare,” said a number of experts in IT who attended the event.last_img read more

Spring kicks in with Garden Tourism Festival

Spring kicks in with Garden Tourism Festival

first_imgWith the winter withering away in Delhi, it is time to welcome the season of fresh flowers and green little buds and what better way than going for the 30th Garden Tourism Festival at the Garden of Five Senses. The three day event, which came to its conclusion on February 19 succeeded in attracting over thirty thousand visitors to the serene and calm venue. But not to worry, one can still go and smell the freshness it brings. People not only bought numerous varieties of plants but were also spell bounded by the beauty of Garden of Five Senses as they spent quality time with their friends and family in the lush green gardens. Mr Kuldeep Dham from one of the plant nursery said, “This time the footfall has significantly increased and we have got a boost in sale of our plants and have been complemented by visitors for our hard work. It feels great to be a part of the mega event”. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf With its fresh air, exquisite landscaping, and contemporary installations, the garden stands unique and true to its name. Various nurseries showcasing plants for theme gardens, tray gardens and indoor areas had put up exclusive stalls. Different theme gardens at the venue captivated large number of nature lovers. Floral animals, Potted plants, Foliage, Medicinal and Herbal plants, Hanging baskets, Dahlia, Roses, Cacti, Bonsai, Bougainvillea, cut flowers were put on display. Also, various flowers, plants, organic items, books, medicinal plants, gardening accessories, etc. were available for sale. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive One of the major highlights of the event was 3D street art that provided 3-Dimensional impression on 2-Dimensional surface. Also, various music bands and cultural performances by various academies of Govt of Delhi were conducted during the event in order to spell bound visitors with heart throbbing performances. Competitions were held in 30 different categories in which NDMC, Manav Rachna University, CPWD, SDMC, Aditya Birla Group and Hansraj College were rewarded for their best display under various categories of the competition. Garden Tourism Festival commenced on February 17 and was inaugurated by Kapil Mishra, Minister for Tourism, Delhi. The theme for 30th edition of Garden Tourism Festival was kept as “Skills in Gardening” and Delhi Tourism strived to disseminate a strong message amongst the visitors about how gardening can contribute in bettering both Health and Environment. Also, it strived to impart information regarding different medicinal plant in the premise and the medicinal qualities associated with them. Main idea behind small events at Garden Tourism Festival has been to promote cultural integrity among one and all. Lectures and Nukad-Nataks on Environment and Health, Magic shows, free ayurvedic check-ups, musical band performances and cultural performances by various academies like Maithali-Bhojpuri academy, Urdu academy, Punjabi academy, Rajasthani and Haryanvi folk performances ­­­­­­­­­ and Sham-e-Sufi by Oshin Bhatia; along with a scintillating musical performance by Lakhwinder Wadali, a Punjabi Singer who hails from the family of eminent musicians (Wadali brothers) and Sharmila Pandey, a Bhojpuri singer enthralled the audience on all three days. A soft adventure park at the venue offered lots of activities to the visitors which proved to be a cherry on the cake.last_img read more