Premier12: US Beats Mexico, 6-1

first_imgTweetPinShare0 Shares TOKYO — The United States scored five runs in the fourth inning to beat Mexico 6-1 and reach the Premier12 baseball final on Nov. 20.The U.S., made up of players not on 40-man MLB rosters, takes on South Korea in the final on Nov. 21. The Koreans beat Japan 4-3 on Nov. 19.“I was very impressed with the Korean team,” U.S. manager Willie Randolph said. “They came back against Japan and are a very good team, but right now we feel like we are the team to beat.”Mexico took a 1-0 lead in the fourth on a solo homer by Humberto Sosa, but the U.S. quickly rallied at Tokyo Dome.After Adam Frazier’s two-out RBI single, Dan Rohlfing hit a two-run double to make it 3-1.Elliot Soto followed with a single to right, driving in Rohlfing and advancing to third on an error.Jacob May capped the five-run outburst with a line drive that scored Soto.Jarret Grube was supposed to start for the U.S. but had a stiff neck so Randolph went with Zeke Spruill on short notice. The right-hander gave up one run on five hits over five innings for the win.“Spruill did an outstanding job,” Randolph said.last_img read more

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7 days agoNapoli president De Laurentiis open to re-signing Higuain

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Napoli president De Laurentiis open to re-signing Higuainby Carlos Volcano7 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveNapoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis says he’d be prepared to re-sign Gonzalo Higuain.Back with Juventus after a six month loan spell with Chelsea, Higuain has hit the ground running under former Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri.De Laurentiis said: “Sarri has many positive sides and some that are negative. In England he has improved, Juve has different dressing room dynamics from ours. “Higuain? If (Carlo) Ancelotti asked me, I would say why not…?” He added: “Against Liverpool, I saw the real Napoli.” last_img read more

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Gazprom Partners to Promote LNG as Marine Fuel in Russia

first_img“We see significant potential in using LNG as a fuel for sea and river vessels thanks to its economic and environmental advantages,” Oleg Melekhin, Director General of Gazprom Gazomotornoye Toplivo, said.“The newly-signed memorandum will allow the parties to consolidate their efforts and expertise in this strategic area,” Melekhin added. Gazpromneft Marine Bunker, United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) and Gazprom Gazomotornoye Toplivo have teamed up on the expansion of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as marine fuel in Russia.The parties signed a memorandum of cooperation and strategic partnership on September 5, during the 5th Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok.The companies said they intend to cooperate in developing LNG-powered vessels, interacting with potential consumers from among shipping companies, building infrastructure for LNG bunkering, and creating an up-to-date legal and regulatory framework for the use of LNG as a motor fuel.#Gazprom Gazomotornoye Toplivo, Gazpromneft Marine Bunker & USC agree on strategic partnership: https://t.co/ONazAffWWL pic.twitter.com/lnCCqXkh0S— Gazprom (@GazpromEN) September 5, 2019last_img read more

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Samantha Prahalis named Big Ten Player of the Year

Ohio State women’s basketball senior guard Samantha Prahalis was one of four Buckeyes to receive Big Ten conference honors Monday when coaches and media named her the Big Ten Player of the Year Monday. The selection marks the eighth consecutive year a Buckeye has won the honor. “I’m just extremely thankful, appreciative that people recognize I had a good year so far,” Prahalis said in an interview with the Big Ten Network Monday. Prahalis was also unanimously selected to the first-team all-Big Ten team where she was joined by her teammate, junior guard Tayler Hill. Prahalis led the Big Ten in scoring and assists during the regular season averaging 22.5 points and 6.5 assists per game. On the Buckeyes’ senior night Thursday, Prahalis scored an OSU single-game record 42 points in the team’s 81-56 victory against Minnesota. She ranks fourth on OSU’s career scoring list with 1,967 points and is three assists away from tying the Big Ten’s career assist record. Prahalis is a finalist for the Wooden and Naismith awards, which recognize the top player in women’s college basketball. Some of Prahalis’s teammates received conference honors as well. Junior guard Amber Stokes was named the Big Ten defensive player of the year. Hill joined Stokes on the conference’s all-defensive team. Sophomore Ashley Adams was given an honorable mention by the media. The Buckeyes finished their regular season Sunday with a 71-57 loss to Nebraska and a 24-5 overall record. Their 11-5 conference record earned them the second seed in the 2012 Big Ten Tournament. Their first game is Friday at 11:30 a.m. in Indianapolis where they will play the winner of a game between Michigan and Illinois. read more

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Elon Musk Newt Gingrichs 2 billion moon prize is a great idea

first_imgNASA is up against an extremely challenging 2024 Trump-imposed deadline for its Artemis mission to take the next man and first woman to the moon. The mission is expected to cost $20 billion to $30 billion and has already been hit with delays involving the Space Launch System rocket development.SpaceX, however, is moving forward at a breakneck pace in building its next-gen Starship spacecraft, which is meant to handle missions to Earth orbit, the moon and eventually Mars. The company is assembling two different orbital prototypes.If Gingrich’s idea comes to fruition, it wouldn’t be the first time that prize money has been dangled for a moon landing. The $30 million Google Lunar XPrize for an uncrewed moon-landing mission ultimately went unclaimed by 2018. It still had the effect of pushing innovation. Former XPrize team SpaceIL very nearly landed a spacecraft on the moon in early 2019. (It crashed instead.)SpaceX and Blue Origin already have their eyes set on moon missions and have signed on with NASA to investigate moon lander prototypes. A $2 billion government carrot wouldn’t hurt. SpaceX’s illustration envisions its spacecraft passing the moon. SpaceX Big money can spur big innovations. Imagine the US government ponying up $2 billion for a private company to put a lunar base on the moon. SpaceX founder Elon Musk is down with that. Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich is pushing the idea of a sweepstakes to encourage companies like SpaceX and Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin to handle the heavy lifting of returning humans to the moon for much less than it would cost NASA to do so, Politico reported Monday. Gingrich is apparently trying to convince President Donald Trump to back the move.Musk is on board.”This is a great idea,” Musk tweeted. Gingrich responded to Musk on Tuesday by tweeting, “Very cool. Thanks, Elon Musk!” Post a comment Eyes on the moon 0 Share your voice Blue Origin Elon Musk Jeff Bezos NASA Space SpaceXcenter_img 17 Photos Tags NASA taps SpaceX, Blue Origin and others for Artemis lunar lander project Jeff Bezos unveils Blue Moon lunar lander, plans for huge space colonies Sci-Tech Beyond Apollo: See NASA aim for the moon with Artemis 2024last_img read more

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Egypt opens two ancient pyramids

first_imgA man walks next to the Red Pyramid, in Dahshur, some 30 kilometres (20 miles) south of Cairo, on 13 July, 2019. Photo: AFPEgypt on Saturday opened two ancient pyramids south of the capital Cairo and unveiled a collection of newly found sarcophagi, some containing well-preserved mummies.Antiquities Minister Khaled al-Anani told reporters the Bent Pyramid of King Sneferu, the first pharaoh of Egypt’s 4th dynasty, and a nearby pyramid would be reopened to visitors for the first time since 1965.He also said a team of archaeologists had uncovered sarcophagi and the remains of an ancient wall dating back to the Middle Kingdom some 4,000 years ago.The finds were made during excavation work in the royal necropolis of Dahshur on the west bank of the Nile River, in an area home to some of Egypt’s oldest pyramids.”Several stone, clay and wooden sarcophagi were found and some contain mummies in good condition,” the antiquities ministry said in a statement.The ancient wall stretches some 60 metres and is situated south of the pyramid of 12th dynasty pharaoh King Amenemhat II, also in the Dahshur necropolis.The finds also included funerary masks as well as tools dating back to the Late Period — which spanned almost 300 years up to Alexander the Great’s conquest of Egypt in 332 BC — used for cutting stones, the ministry said.Egypt has in recent years sought to promote archaeological discoveries across the country in a bid to revive tourism, which took a hit from the turmoil that followed its 2011 uprising.last_img read more

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Why obese women have uncontrollable urge to eat

first_imgThe findings showed that obese study participants maintained activation in the midbrain, one of the body’s most potent reward centres. However, this brain activity dropped among lean participants while continuing in their obese counterparts.“Before or after the meal, they’re just as excited about eating. It seems they have an instinctive drive to keep eating,” said Nancy Puzziferri, Assistant Professor at the University of Texas. Further, while the appeal of pictured food dropped by 15 per cent for lean women after they ate, the severely obese women showed only a 4 per cent decline. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’“Lean women when full will either stop eating or just sample a food they crave. It’s just not a level playing field – it’s harder for some people to maintain a healthy weight than others,” Puzziferri explained. For the study, published recently in the journal ‘Obesity,’ the team compared attitudes and the brain activity of 15 severely obese women (those with a body mass index greater than 35) and 15 lean women (those with a BMI under 25). Their brain activity was measured using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). After fasting for nine hours, they were asked to rate their level of hunger or fullness, and then given a brain scan as they viewed pictures of food. Again, after eating, the participants went through another battery of hunger/fullness ratings and fMRI scans while being exposed to pictures of food. The obese women showed a sustained “hungry” brain activation, even though they reported the same increase in satiation as their lean counterparts, the researchers has concluded.last_img read more

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Life Coaching Guru Tony Robbins Tells Us Why Hes Investing in an

first_imgFebruary 20, 2018 Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Register Now » Serial entrepreneur and author Tony Robbins has seen the future of business, and it’s one where artificial intelligence powers decisions.“In today’s changing world of consumer preference, AI is the fundamental building block for how future businesses will run, interact with customers and implement new systems and innovations,” Robbins said in a statement provided to Entrepreneur. “AI is the key to making every business decision both more informed and intelligent. It would be foolish to not capitalize on an opportunity to help create the future and drive even better business decisions through this technology.”Related: 9 Powerful Tony Robbins Quotes That Will Redefine Your Quest for SuccessPutting his immense wealth where his mouth is, today, a new artificial intelligence startup called HyperGiant is emerging from stealth, and Robbins is among the company’s first investors, through his partnership with Beringer Capital. The exact amount of his investment was not disclosed.Robbins is betting on HyperGiant’s customized AI solutions for brands, which Ben Lamm, one of the company’s co-founders and its executive chairman, says will solve the “the over-promise and under-deliver problem in AI.”HyperGiant co-founders Ben Lamm (left), Will Womble and John Frémont.Image Credit: John Davidson / HyperGiant“There is a lot of hype right now about the promise of AI and the impact it will have on business,” Robbins said. “I’ve seen a lot of those promises go unfulfilled, and business has suffered from betting on AI strategies that were either too slow to get off the ground or were a one-size-fits-all solution that didn’t actually fit.” The guru has expanded his life coaching and business strategy in recent years, lately focusing on doling out financial and investment tips as he continues to expand his own portfolio. Robbins’s last two books, Unshakeable: Your Financial Freedom Playbook and Money: Master the Game, summarize tips from Peter Mallouk, Warren Buffett, Ray Dalio, Carl Icahn and other prominent investors and financial advisors on everything from retirement savings to the importance of diversifying. His own business ventures are diverse, ranging from virtual reality to sports to hospitality.This is not Robbins’s first time publicly expressing interest in the potential benefits of AI. He’s previously tweeted about the promise of AI for investors.AI and machine learning on social media data is giving hedge funds a competitive edge https://t.co/IJFTytR8ek— Tony Robbins (@TonyRobbins) July 22, 2016The co-founders of the Austin, Texas-based HyperGiant — Lamm, John Frémont and Will Womble — have split their company into three operating divisions. The first is Hypergiant Space Age Solutions, which is focused on providing Fortune 500 companies with AI that will “upgrade systems and workforces.” The second is Hypergiant Applied Sciences, focused on AI product research and development, and the third is a venture arm.Related video: Tony Robbins: Want Success? Rewire Your Mind. center_img Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. 3 min readlast_img read more

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Ernie Sims a Tallahassee Florida native has kep

first_img Ernie Sims, a Tallahassee, Florida native, has kept his bags packed over the past eight seasons in the NFL as he bounced around the league from Detroit to Philadelphia to Indianapolis and Dallas.Now the former Florida State Seminole may have finally found a home in Glendale. “I like the pace here in Arizona,” Sims told Bickley and Marotta Thursday afternoon on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM. “I like the feel of the coach, I like the feel of the players I like the feel of the environment. It makes me feel more comfortable and more at home.” Your browser does not support the audio element. Top Stories 0 Comments   Share   The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo – / 12 Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Sims’ newfound level of comfort is in part due to his familiarity with some of his Cardinals teammates. He played alongside defensive end Darnell Dockett and cornerback Antonio Cromartie at FSU. “We go way back,” Sims said. “Both of them are good friends of mine. He (Cromartie) stayed at my house plenty of times in high school.” While Dockett and Cromartie are both locks to start next season, Sims was brought in to add depth at the linebacker position after the suspension of Daryl Washington on May 29th. “He’s a veteran linebacker with speed whose played his best inside,” head coach Bruce Arians said after OTAs Thursday. “It’s a matter of throwing him into the mix and seeing what he can do.”If Sims is going to gain the attention of the coaching staff, he will have to learn Todd Bowles’ 3-4 defense quickly. He was a part of Monte Kiffin’s Tampa 2 defense in Dallas but added that he is willing to adjust.“I’m a veteran I’ve been there done that,” Sims said. “I’ve been through several schemes and I understand what offenses are going to try to do.” Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires LISTEN: Ernie Sims- Cardinals linebacker Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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