PREMIUM197 companies secure cheap gas prices, contracts to be signed in May

first_imgIndonesia gas-prices certain-industries 197-companies Energy-Mineral-Resources-Ministry Kadin IPA-Indonesian-Petroleum-Association Jokowi Topics : One hundred and ninety-seven companies will buy gas at US$6 per million British thermal units (mmbtu), below the $8 per mmbtu market average, as promised by a Presidential Regulation issued in 2016.The Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) Ministry issued a decree on April 13 stipulating that the companies, which fall within seven gas-reliant industries, are to prepare gas purchasing contracts with their respective government-assigned suppliers within one month.The 197 companies, among others, include five fertilizer producers, 46 petrochemical companies, 56 steel companies, 59 ceramics producers, 16 glassware companies, six glove producers and nine oleochemical companies.“So there is progress, but hopefully, there won’t be bureaucratic hurdles,” said Johnny Darmawan, vice chairman for oil and industry at the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (K… Forgot Password ? Facebook Log in with your social account Google Linkedin LOG INDon’t have an account? Register herelast_img read more

Liverpool vs Arsenal TV channel, live stream, time, team news and odds

first_img Metro Sport ReporterThursday 1 Oct 2020 12:57 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Jurgen Klopp and Mikel Arteta go head-to-head again (Picture: Getty Images)It is the second meeting of Liverpool and Arsenal within a week as the Reds host the Gunners at Anfield on Thursday night in the Carabao Cup.Jurgen Klopp’s side won the Monday night match 3-1 in the Premier League as goals from Andrew Robertson, Sadio Mane and Diogo Jota cancelled out an opener from Alexandre Lacazette.Already into the quarter-finals are Tottenham, Manchester United, Man City, Newcastle and Everton, while Brentford host Fulham and Aston Villa play Stoke in the other fourth round ties on Thursday night.When is Liverpool vs Arsenal?The match kicks-off at 7.45pm on Thursday 1 October.ADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityWhat TV channel is Liverpool vs Arsenal on and is there a live stream?Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Football will be showing the game live with coverage starting at 7.30pm.AdvertisementAdvertisementSubscribers can stream the action on the Sky Sports app and Sky Go.Liverpool vs Arsenal team newsBoth teams will be making multiple changes from their Premier League sides.Youngsters such as Curtis Jones, Harvey Elliott and Neco Williams will come in for Liverpool, but Thiago Alcantara, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Kostas Tsimikas and Jordan Henderson are all out.Arsenal may welcome back Sokratis and Cedric Soares after they returned to training from calf injuries.Liverpool vs Arsenal odds17/20 Liverpool16/5 Draw3/1 ArsenalOdds courtesy of BetfairMORE: Liverpool ‘know what Arsenal are going to do’ in Carabao Cup clash, says Curtis JonesMORE: Arsenal ready another bid for Houssem Aouar as Lyon star pushes for moveFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Comment Advertisementcenter_img Liverpool vs Arsenal TV channel, live stream, time, team news and odds Advertisementlast_img read more

IPE Views: Investors on the fence over €315bn Juncker plan

first_imgJeremy Woolfe finds much talk, but little action so far on the European Commission’s proposed €315bn investment planLife has potentially been breathed into the EU’s new European Fund for Strategic Investment (EFSI), the plan with the ambitious aim to combat the EU’s economic stagnation.EFSI, which aims to inject €21bn into €315bn of investments, is said to be at “the very heart” of president Jean-Claude Juncker’s investment offensive.The step forward sees the idea converted into an actual proposal for an EU Regulation – that is, a set of rules that would apply uniformly across the whole economic zone. It has reached draft legalisation after only a scant 50-plus days since the first announcement was made, in November 2014.Its backers hope, perhaps optimistically, that the Regulation can now be rushed through the Brussels legislative machinery, to see the light of day by June this year.To achieve this, it will have to clear hurdles in both the European Parliament and the Council of Ministers, which represents the EU member states.  The €315bn fund, which would seek to invest over three years, is hoped to attract private and public investments into economically “strategic” sectors.These would include the development of the EU’s broadband networks, and energy transmission lines.Also, it would support smaller companies – that is, those having fewer than 3,000 employees.The intention is to encourage economic growth in the EU by underpinning investments using various processes, such as securitisation. This would reduce the risk factor for investors into target projects.EFSI is to work “in close partnership” with the European Investment Bank (EIB). The bank applies strict rules on the viability of placements.One sign of the urgency of the initiative is that, as soon as December last year, a task force had already identified more the 2,000 relevant projects, worth more than €1.3trn.  Another indication of haste is a recent announcement of a forthcoming advisory service for potential investors, to be set up by the EIB, within months.   The plan should be seen as working in conjunction with the European Structural and Investment Fund (ESIF), but there will be no direct overlap.While EFSI focuses on attracting private investors in economically viable projects, the bulk of ESIF consists of grants. Under these, EU member states are encouraged to at least double them to achieve innovative financial instruments.There are two strongly clashing assessments of Juncker’s plan, sitting alongside a third group that is sitting on the fence. For those of opposing views, in the one corner are the sceptics, who scorn EFSI.Their opponent is the European Commission-EIB combine. All groups have solid credentials in economics.An early characterisation of scorn came in The Economist newspaper. It carried a cartoon that portrayed president Juncker as a magician, and poured derision on his plan as “unbelievable”!One clearly jaundiced view came from another high-status platform. The words were: “It could happen, it could happen!” but meaning, it probably wouldn’t. This was expressed by Erik Nielsen of UniCredit, at a recent meeting of Brussels-based think tank Bruegel.The chief economist at the Milan-based banking and financial services firm listed several “missing” criteria. These included (unlikely) waivers from the EU’s Stability and Growth Pact (SGP), although the Commission will allow some limited concessions to ensure countries are not hindered by the 3% new debt threshold.He added a need for work on the SGP to separate investment from consumption. The bank’s equity value is over €600trn.Close to home, the Commission itself states that pension funds are, in principle, following EFSI with interest, but not committing themselves. It finds it “too early to give figures” on the proportion of the estimated €12trn of European insurance and occupation pension at present invested outside the EU that might be moved to inside the fold.Among those sitting on the fence is PensionsEurope itself, representing the occupational pension sector. The federation states that EFSI could be a “step in the right direction”. “No doubt the investors will look into the matter and make their decisions in due course.”It adds, pragmatically, that pension funds “just have to look into individual projects – and decide whether to invest or not”.Similarly, Joana Valente, of BusinessEurope, tells IPE: “We are still analysing the proposal”.However, she adds, it could be “an important part of an investment-driven EU recovery”.Notably, the organisation published, in November, a 30-plus page study on “expectations from an EU Investment Plan”.This finds that: “Over six years since the onset of the financial crisis, the EU is the only major global economic region to have failed to return to pre-crisis levels of economic output”.Clearly, the industry body is anxious for a solution.last_img read more

ESG roundup: More UK consultancies pledge ESG trustee push

first_imgFour more investment consultants have pledged to ensure UK pension scheme trustees are aware of investment guidance on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues from the country’s pensions regulator.Sixteen investment consultancies have now signed up to an initiative of the Association of Member Nominated Trustees (AMNT) and the UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association. It was first announced in September.Cambridge Associates, Capita Employee Benefits, P-Solve Investments and Xafinity Punter Southall are the latest signatories.Last year The Pensions Regulator issued guidance for trust-based defined contribution and defined benefit pension schemes, stating that trustees should assess the financial materiality of ESG factors and allow for them accordingly in their investment strategy. In agreeing to the AMNT’s and UKSIF’s initiative, the 16 consultancies have publicly stated that they consider the guidance to be a major development in TPR’s approach, and that it puts trustees and their advisers under an obligation to react.The consultancies will bring the guidance to the attention of UK pension fund clients through various routes, for example putting consideration of ESG issues on trustee meeting agendas.The Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) is also seeking to harness the power of investment consultants to drive more ESG investing. It has said that most investment consultants and their asset owner clients have so far failed to consider ESG issues in investment practice, and that “the full suite of investment consultants’ service delivery should be reviewed from an ESG perspective”.It is consulting with asset owners and consultants to develop and “extend the solution set”.£28bn LGPS pool joins UK-China climate reporting pilot groupThe £28bn (€32bn) Brunel Pensions Partnership is among investors in a group of UK and Chinese financial institutions trialling reporting of climate-related financial disclosures.The group has been put together by the City of London Green Finance Initiative, China Green Finance Committee and the PRI.It will pilot reporting in accordance with the guidelines issued by the Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), which operates under the auspices of the Financial Stability Board.According to a statement from the City of London Green Finance Initiative, the other financial institutions participating in the pilot are Aviva, HSBC, Hermes, E-Fund, HuaXia (China Asset Management), ICBC and Industrial Bank.The People’s Bank of China and the Bank of England will provide input to the group.The PRI will co-ordinate the investors participating in the pilot and share its expertise on global good practice. The investors are understood to be participating as preparers of the climate reporting rather than as users of corporates’ disclosure.The pilot was endorsed by the UK and Chinese governments at an event held in Beijing in December.ESG fund launchesAsset managers’ recognition of the investor appetite for what could be called ESG funds shows now sign of abating, with the beginning of the new year already seeing several launches.These include:a sustainable global equity fund from Newton Investment Management;a sustainable listed infrastructure fund from First State Investments;two socially responsible exchange-traded funds listed on the London Stock Exchange, run by UBS Asset Management; anda Sustainable Development Goals equities fund, from Union Investment.last_img read more

Galway claim All-Ireland Under-21 title

first_img The Tribesmen took up the attacking mantle in the early stages with Shane Walsh, Cathal Mulryan and Adrian Varley shooting them into a 0-5 to 0-1 lead by the 19th minute. Brian Hurley narrowed the gap with a couple of points, but three wonderful scores from Ian Burke ensured that the Connacht champions held onto a healthy lead throughout the first half. Galway won their second All-Ireland Under-21 football championship title in three years with a 1-14 to 1-11 victory over Cork at the Limerick Gaelic Grounds. Press Associationcenter_img As half-time approached, Dan MacEoin slotted over a couple of Cork scores. At the break, Galway led by 0-9 to 0-5, and in the 40th minute they struck for a goal, Damien Comer picking up Varley’s lay-off to blast the ball to the roof of the net. Cork hit back with a superb goal from Brian Hurley, who gave Thomas Healy no chance with an angled shot to the top corner of the net. They added points through Cathal Vaughan and Dan MacEoin to set up a gripping finish, but Galway had the character, the grit and the defensive nous to hold out for their fifth title at this level. last_img read more

Livermore eyes permanent Hull move

first_img The 23-year-old Tottenham midfielder is spending the season at the KC Stadium after a number of high-profile arrivals at Spurs shunted him down the pecking order. Livermore had already spent loan spells at Derby, Peterborough, Ipswich and Leeds before his first-team breakthrough at White Hart Lane and admits that he is enjoying being a key part of Hull’s plans. Press Association Manager Steve Bruce has already indicated he would be interested in a future deal and the player appears to be open to it as well. “I’m quite prepared for the question to be asked,” he said. “Of course, there’s no reason why I wouldn’t look at it. They’ve got all the groundwork to be a massive club and to go forward. “That’s what it feels like, it feels as if I need a home now in football. “I’m happy coming in each day and doing my business so we’ll wait and see in January or at the end of the season. “I’m prepared for anything in football. I’m enjoying my time here, I love the lads, the manager and the fans. “Everyone here is brilliant and I’m getting a run of games so it’s so far, so good.” Livermore has enjoyed his partnership with his former Tottenham team-mate Tom Huddlestone, who signed permanently for Hull in the summer. Jake Livermore is willing to talk to Hull City about making his loan move permanent after declaring he “needs a home”. The fact that both had to leave the club to achieve their goal of regular playing time is symptomatic of the struggles encountered by many young English players at Champions League-chasing clubs. New England winger Andros Townsend is making headway in Spurs’ star-studded squad but Livermore believes maintaining his place could be the hardest part. “It’s very difficult to stay at a big club. There are great big expectations from the club and the fans and the manager are under pressure,” he said. “It’s almost an easy option to bring a player in who’s fairly established rather than take a chance on a younger lad. “Tottenham have spent an awful lot of money in the past window but there’s a lot of talent in the country and at Tottenham and their two breaths of fresh air this season seem to be Andros and Harry Kane, who cost them nothing.” last_img read more

USC is stagnant in loss to Stanford as JT Daniels struggles in first big test

first_imgFreshman quarterback JT Daniels faced his first big collegiate test this weekend in USC’s Weekender game against No. 10 Stanford on Saturday. It ended in a frustrating 17-3 loss on the road as they failed to kickstart any form of a productive drive for the majority of the game. Daniels finished with 215 yards on 16-of-33 passing but threw two interceptions as the offense produced no touchdowns. Freshman wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown, coming off a big debut, recorded just two catches for 39 yards on the night.“[Daniels] went out there to compete and I thought he competed like a warrior,” head coach Clay Helton said. “Every experience is a learning experience, some are good and some are not so good.”USC entered the game knowing that they needed to be pitch perfect on defense if they wanted to stop Stanford’s dual-threat offense. That need was apparent to the Trojans as early as the first drive. A combination of big gains on the ground from senior running back Bryce Love and an efficient passing game by way of junior quarterback K.J. Costello allowed the Cardinal to drive 83 yards in under five minutes of play to grant them an early 7-0 lead. For the most part, the USC defense did a solid job containing Love’s rushes.USC’s ensuing drive left much to be desired after a couple off-target passes from Daniels. The Trojans’ next defensive drive looked more solid. Two stops in conjunction with a false start penalty left the Cardinal unable to convert on 3rd-and-17, forcing a punt.Daniels did not return to the field for the Trojans’ second drive due to an apparent injury, which was later discovered to be a bruised hand after X-rays came back negative. Instead, sophomore Matt Fink filled his shoes. Despite a lack of in-air progression, the Trojans woke up the “three-headed monster” to drive the ball down the field. Stanford would halt the drive at the 35-yard line resulting in a missed 53-yard field goal attempt from sophomore kicker Chase McGrath. Daniels returned for the Trojans following drive. After a slew of solid runs from the monster and a few dime-passes from Daniels, the Trojans once again failed to break into the red zone.“We didn’t play well the whole game,” Daniels said. “We left a lot of things on the board. There were plays that we should’ve made that we didn’t make.”On USC’s final drive of the first half, incomplete passes riddled the Trojan offense. A fourth and short attempt resulted in a fumble from Daniels giving the Cardinal possession near the 50-yard line. Costello connected with junior tight end Kaden Smith for a 26-yard gain to break into the red zone. With just 34 seconds left in the first half the Cardinal tacked on another 7 points courtesy of a touchdown pass to sophomore tight end Colby Parkinson.At the end of the first half, Stanford led USC 14-0. The stat comparison at half was split pretty evenly with Stanford slightly leading in average yards per completion (10.2-8.4) and average yards per rush (3.6-3.5). USC’s first half downfall came in the form of failure to capitalize. Every time USC had a glimpse of a successful drive Stanford was quick to deny the attempt and turn the tide in its favor. Stanford also completed 76 percent of its passes compared to USC’s 47 percent.The Trojans opened the second half with a bang with a 45-yard bomb dropped into the hands of junior receiver Michael Pittman Jr. to lead the Trojans into the red zone for the first time in the match. But the Cardinal continued their lockdown defense and held USC to a field goal to make the score 14-3. USC’s momentum didn’t last long as a 59-yard run from Love fostered another red zone appearance. This time the Cardinal were forced to settle for three points after a few key stops from the USC defense. Through the 3rd quarter the Trojans failed to demonstrate a sense of urgency. Each drive started and ended the same way: A few short runs, a completed pass or two and then ultimately a stop via an incomplete pass on third and short. USC’s failure to extend drives into the red zone hurt them late in the game. On the other side of the field, Stanford kept finding ways to make big plays, find key conversions and reach the red zone.  Moreover, every time Stanford turned the ball over to USC the Cardinal pinned the Trojans deep in their own zone. “I felt like [the Stanford secondary] had a good plan for us tonight,” Pittman Jr. said. “It just didn’t go our way tonight.”One of JT Daniels’ two interceptions on the night. – Emily Smith | Daily TrojanThe Trojans’ fourth quarter failed to show any changes to pace or play-style, resulting in a slew of stopped drives. Daniel’s attempts to connect on deep-balls typically ended in incompletions and the three headed monster fell asleep late in the game. “We had a long field the majority of the night,” Helton said. “We got it down there and missed some opportunities. We have to be able to push it in and get better.”A notable difference between the UNLV game and this game was the lack of targets toward St. Brown. In Daniels’ first game he used his former teammate of three years as a crutch to find crucial receptions. Against Stanford, St. Brown wasn’t targeted until the second half when he recorded just two receptions on four targets. “We had a special package for St. Brown, the ‘Ocho package.’ We had him playing outside receiver and slot receiver,” Helton said. “We had asked JT to do what he did in his first game which was to take what the defense gave him. I credit Stanford for their game plan with a variety of pressures. We won some and some we didn’t.”USC’s loss puts the team at 1-1 on the season. Next week the Trojans will travel to Austin, Tex. to play the Longhorns.last_img read more

Tyson Fury beats Wladimir Klitschko to become world heavyweight champion

first_imgTyson Fury shocked the world by outworking and outperforming Wladimir Klitschko to become the new world heavyweight champion via unanimous decision.Britain’s Fury edged the majority of the 12 rounds in a disappointing contest against the 39-year-old, who offered very little throughout.Fury now holds every version of the maximum-weight title barring the WBC edition after the judges at Dusseldorf’s ESPRIT Arena gave it to him with scores of 116-111, 115-112 and 115-112.With many predicting a stoppage win for the defending titlist heading into the eagerly-anticipated showdown, it came as a shock that the early rounds saw very little offered by the Ukrainian other than clinching whenever Fury landed shots.After a action-bereft third round, however, the shock factor eased and many fans were left wondering if the fight would heat up at any point. Fury, to his credit, moved, punched and talked in ways that ensured Klitschko could not control the fight as he controlled every fight of his 11-year unbeaten run. Without control, Dr. Steelhammer offered next to nothing.The fact that it was an insipid encounter from a technical standpoint will soon be forgotten, as this was a superb gameplan from the Fury camp executed to near-perfection and a truly historic moment as the Klitschko dominance finally came to an end.The 12th and final round saw the stadium come alive as the bout finally took off, with both men landing some jarring combos on the other in a great climax to an average contest.However the true highlight came when Fury was declared the new champion, as he showed class and respect by shaking the hands of the Klitschko camp before fulfilling his promise to celebrate with an in-ring song – serenading his wife with Aerosmith’s ‘Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing’.– Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

Matt Shoemaker satisfied that he feels good three starts into return to Angels

first_imgPreviousANAHEIM, CA – SEPTEMBER 14: Shohei Ohtani #17 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim runs the bases during batting practice before playing the Seattle Mariners at Angel Stadium on September 14, 2018 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)The Mariners’ Robinson Cano slides home safely on an RBI single by Ryon Healy as Angels catcher Jose Briceno looks on during the fourth inning of Friday’s game at Angel Stadium. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)Los Angeles Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons, left, gets set to tag out Seattle Mariners’ Jean Segura as he tires to steal second during the fifth inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsANAHEIM, CA – SEPTEMBER 14: Andrelton Simmons #2 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim tags Jean Segura #2 of the Seattle Mariners out trying to steal second base in the fifth inning at Angel Stadium on September 14, 2018 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – SEPTEMBER 14: Matt Shoemaker #52 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim pitches to the Seattle Mariners in the first inning at Angel Stadium on September 14, 2018 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – SEPTEMBER 14: Roenis Elias #55 of the Seattle Mariners pitches to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the first inning at Angel Stadium on September 14, 2018 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani, right, of Japan, follows through as he hits a foul ball as Seattle Mariners catcher Mike Zunino watches during the second inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Seattle Mariners’ Robinson Cano, right, scores on an RBI-single by Ryon Healy as Los Angeles Angels catcher Jose Briceno stands at the plate during the fourth inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Seattle Mariners’ Robinson Cano, left, gestures after scoring on an RBI-single by Ryon Healy as Los Angeles Angels catcher Jose Briceno stands at the plate during the fourth inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)ANAHEIM, CA – SEPTEMBER 14: Robinson Cano #22 of the Seattle Mariners celebrates after scoring on a RBI single by Ryon Healy in the fourth inning at Angel Stadium on September 14, 2018 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – SEPTEMBER 14: Matt Shoemaker #52 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim pitches to the Seattle Mariners in the first inning at Angel Stadium on September 14, 2018 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)Los Angeles Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons fields a ball hit by Seattle Mariners’ Robinson Cano before throwing him out at first during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)ANAHEIM, CA – SEPTEMBER 14: Shohei Ohtani #17 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim flips his bat after hitting the ball foul in the eihth inning at Angel Stadium on September 14, 2018 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani, of Japan, takes his helmet off after swinging for a strike during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Seattle Mariners’ Kyle Seager, right, scores on a single by Dee Gordon as Los Angeles Angels catcher Jose Briceno stands at the plate during the seventh inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)ANAHEIM, CA – SEPTEMBER 14: Shohei Ohtani #17 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim reacts to fouling the ball off of his foot against the Seattle Mariners in the eighth inning at Angel Stadium on September 14, 2018 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – SEPTEMBER 14: Manager Mike Scioscia of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim walks out to batting practice before playing the Seattle Mariners at Angel Stadium on September 14, 2018 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – SEPTEMBER 14: Shohei Ohtani #17 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim runs the bases during batting practice before playing the Seattle Mariners at Angel Stadium on September 14, 2018 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)The Mariners’ Robinson Cano slides home safely on an RBI single by Ryon Healy as Angels catcher Jose Briceno looks on during the fourth inning of Friday’s game at Angel Stadium. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)NextShow Caption1 of 17The Mariners’ Robinson Cano slides home safely on an RBI single by Ryon Healy as Angels catcher Jose Briceno looks on during the fourth inning of Friday’s game at Angel Stadium. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)ExpandANAHEIM — For Matt Shoemaker, the final month of this lost Angels season is about proving he’s healthy and can be effective.He seems to be the former, and the jury is still out on the latter.Shoemaker started with three perfect innings but then couldn’t get out of the fifth inning in the Angels’ 5-0 loss to the Seattle Mariners on Friday night.It was essentially a continuation of his first two starts of the month, one in which he pitched five scoreless innings and one in which he gave up three runs in five innings. Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter One splitter got him into trouble, though.After he’d allowed a run on three straight hits to start the fourth, he was an out away from escaping with no further damage. He threw a 2-and-2 splitter to Ryon Healy, but he hung it. Healy roped it into left field for a two-run single.“The problem is in the fourth inning I still executed a lot of pitches, just that one pitch to Healy,” Shoemaker said. “If that’s an out, I gave up one run. That’s not a big deal at all. I gave up two runs with two outs. That’s tough to swallow.”Shoemaker gave up a double in the fifth, and he would have escaped that inning too, but third baseman Taylor Ward booted a ground ball with two outs. That ended Shoemaker’s night after 77 pitches.At that time the Angels still had only one hit. Their best chance at a run was Mike Trout’s deep drive in the fourth, which center fielder Dee Gordon caught with a leap at the fence. They finished with six hits.“They got some key hits with guys in scoring position and we didn’t get ours,” Scioscia said. “That tilted the game in their favor.” Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Shoemaker has said he thinks he’ll be fine now, and these three starts have been positive steps.“Overall, I’m pleased,” he said. “I’m encouraged. I feel good going out there. I just wanted to go out and compete. That’s the most fun. That’s why we play. Overall I feel really good. I just wanted to keep building off it.”With Shoemaker apparently healthy, the next step is for him to be effective.Throughout his Angels career, he’s been to both extremes. At times, like his rookie year in 2014, he’s pitched like a top of the rotation pitcher. Other times, he’s looked like a fringe starter.That’s all been wrapped up in his three starts this month, including a strange outing on Friday. After retiring the first nine hitters, he gave up three runs in the fourth.He was pounding the strike zone early, and his splitter was good throughout the game. The Mariners swung and missed at nine of Shoemaker’s 26 splitters, a rate of 34.6 percent. Normally, he’s around 20 percent.Related Articlescenter_img Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Most important, three games in he has reported no issues with the forearm trouble that cost him most of the past two seasons. He was visited on the mound by trainer Eric Munson in the fifth inning on Friday, but Munson allowed him to continue pitching after a quick chat.Shoemaker said he was just a little fatigued, having just thrown 25 pitches in the previous inning.Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.“I haven’t had a long inning like that in a long time, so I was a little tired going out for the fifth,” Shoemaker said. “After the first hitter, it wore off. The adrenaline kicked in and I got back into rhythm.”Manager Mike Scioscia said it was a relief that Shoemaker still seems to be physically fine. When Shoemaker had previous issues with his forearm, the trouble cropped up around the 50- to 60-pitch range, and Shoemaker has now gotten through that all three times.One of the reasons that Shoemaker’s injury troubles persisted, he believes, is that the injury wasn’t correctly diagnosed in 2017. He had surgery to release the radial nerve. It wasn’t until they opened him up again this year, in May, that doctors saw he had a split pronator tendon, which they repaired. Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Baylee Newberry of Wellington gets very big savings bond for very big cabbage

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Baylee Newberry, the daughter of Jason and Whitney Newberry of Wellington, recently grew herself a humongous cabbage. It won her a $1,000 savings bond towards education because of it.Newberry, a third grader at Wellington Eisenhower Elementary School in 2013, was randomly selected by the Kansas Department of Agriculture, as winner of the National Bonnie Plants Cabbage Program for the state of Kansas.There were 5,390 children who participated from Kansas.Wellington third grade Eisenhower instructor Vanessa Sawyer gave each of her third graders a cabbage seed to grow. Sawyer’s cabbage grew 35.5 pounds! That’s a lot of sauerkraut to make. This year more than 1.5 million third graders in 48 state have gotten hands-on gardening experience growing colossal cabbages with high hopes of winning “best in state,” an honor bestowed on Newberry. Each year Bonnie Plants, the largest producer of vegetable and herb plants in North America, sends oversized cabbage plants to third grade classrooms, whose teachers have signed up for the program. If nurtured and cared for, kids can grow green, giant cabbages, some tipping the scales at 40 pounds.Launched nationally in 2002, the program awards a $1,000 scholarship to one student in each participating state. At the end of the season, teachers from each class select the student who has grown the “best” cabbage base on size and appearance. A digital image of the cabbage and student is submitted online at http://bonnieplants.com/Baylee Newberry and her very big cabbage. Sauerkraut at the Newberrys! Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (8) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +3 Vote up Vote down Sluggo · 341 weeks ago Lil & I make our own Sauerkraut, that baby should make a lot….would like to know her secret Report Reply 0 replies · active 341 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Sherry Kline · 341 weeks ago Congratulations Baylee!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 341 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down Go Broncos · 341 weeks ago Awesome program! Thanks to Mrs. Sawyer for making it possible for our kids. You can look at past winners at Bonnie Cabbage Program for 3rd graders. All of this years winners should be posted by 1st of March. Report Reply 0 replies · active 341 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Local · 341 weeks ago What a great picture! Report Reply 0 replies · active 341 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Vickie Ricke · 341 weeks ago Congratulations, Baylee! Report Reply 0 replies · active 341 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Seymour · 341 weeks ago GOOD JOB BAYLEE!!!! I keep waiting for the plant to say “Feed me Seymour!!!!” Report Reply 1 reply · active 341 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down JustMe · 341 weeks ago A classic! Report Reply 0 Vote up Vote down Matt and cortney · 341 weeks ago GOOD JOB BAYLEE that is a big cabbage Report Reply 0 replies · active 341 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more