Onetime A’s phenom Claudell Washington, fighting cancer, takes stock of a long career, one game in particular

first_imgCharlie Finley had an idea. Charlie Finley always had an idea. This one was audacious even by his standards.The A’s owner called manager Alvin Dark and instructed him to put the 19-year-old phenom into the lineup. The kid who grew up in Berkeley. The kid who had only one major league at-bat under his belt.The move appealed to Finley’s theatrical inclinations. The game was one of the A’s Family Nights on which tickets were half-price. A crowd of 45,000 was expected. The opposing pitcher would …last_img

FD Webinar|Battles on the Home Front: Working with Multi-Crisis Families

first_imgBattles on the Home Front: Working with Multi-Crisis FamiliesDate: May 19, 2016Time: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EasternLocation: Battles on the Home Front: Working with Multi-Crisis FamiliesFlickr [Broken by Lambert Rellosa, April 16, 2012, CC BY-ND 2.0]Dr. Andrew Behnke, PhD, CFLE is an associate professor of human development and an extension Latino parent specialist at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC. In this webinar, Dr. Behnke will assist service professionals in identifying available resources for helping individuals and families with multiple, complex family issues. He will outline similarities and differences within treatment issues, such as addiction, and discuss various treatment approaches from an Addiction Interaction Theory framework. Join us on May 19th at 11:00 am Eastern!We offer 1.5 National Association of Social Worker CE credits and CE credits for licensed Marriage and Family Therapists in the state of Georgia for each of our webinars, click here to learn more. For more information on future presentations in the 2016 Family Development webinar series, please visit our professional development website or connect with us via social media for announcements: Facebook & Twitter.last_img read more

10 months agoMan Utd in contact with reps for Juventus coach Allegri

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd in contact with reps for Juventus coach Allegriby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United have made contact with representatives of Juventus coach Max Allegri.After the dismissal of Jose Mourinho, United have immediately moved for a replacement, with Zinedine Zidane approached this week.Corriere dello Sport says United are also in talks with Allegri’s camp.While Molde have agreed to ‘lend’ Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as a stop-gap, United are actively seeking a permanent replacement for Mourinho.Allegri, who is tied to Juve until 2020, rejected an approach from Real Madrid last summer. last_img

10 months agoMan City midfielder Sane asks Liverpool: Can you handle the pressure?

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man City midfielder Sane asks Liverpool: Can you handle the pressure?by Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City midfielder Leroy Sane has warned Liverpool the pressure is on them after Thursday’s win.Sane has warned manager Jurgen Klopp and his men, chasing the Anfield club’s first domestic championship for 29 years, the heat is on them.”We’ve put more pressure on ­Liverpool,” said the German forward. “We’re just four points behind them — and they know it, too. “They have to keep up, but we do to. It’s now a little bit more ­interesting.“It was one of the ­biggest ­performances since I came here. Liverpool are, at the moment, maybe the best team in Europe or the world, so we’re happy we beat them. The players all felt how ­intense it was, especially given how important the game was. It was ­really tense.“You could see in every tackle, in every pass, everyone was really focused on the game and not to make mistakes. One wrong pass, one mistake, and you could get ­punished.“So it was really important to win against Liverpool. It gives you more confidence to know we are closer and it’s not over. We’re always going to fight until the end, it doesn’t matter what the scoreline is.” last_img read more

Mens Lacrosse Ohio State falls 98 to Notre Dame after Fighting Irishs

Ohio State then-freshman Tre Leclaire maintains possession of the ball in the first quarter against Loyola Maryland in the first round of the NCAA tournament on May 14, 2017 at Ohio Stadium. Credit: Sheridan Hendrix | Oller ReporterOhio State had another chance to rebound from a shaky beginning of the season against one of the nation’s top teams in No. 4 Notre Dame, but the unranked Buckeyes fell 9-8 to the Fighting Irish in another stinging loss Sunday at Ohio Stadium.The Buckeyes (5-4) showed promise throughout the game, hoping to end their two-game slide, and even led the Irish (5-2) by one goal entering into the fourth quarter due to a third-quarter goal from senior midfielder John Kelly. But a late rally from Notre Dame powered the Fighting Irish to a four-goal fourth quarter and Ohio State could only muster two goals, leading to its defeat.In the final minutes of the match, the two teams went goal-for-goal, but the Fighting Irish ultimately held on to their one-goal lead and handed the Buckeyes their fourth loss of the season and third loss in a row. “We didn’t get the outcome we wanted and certainly the scoreboard, but I think we improved quite a bit this week as a ball club and we’re going to take that confidence into Big Ten play, understand the importance of conference play as it starts and really try to build on the positives of today even with a loss,” Ohio State head coach Nick Myers said. Notre Dame put up strong performances across the board with three different players recording two goals each. Senior midfielder John Travisano Jr. had a career day and won 17 of 19 faceoffs, giving the Fighting Irish valuable extra possessions. Myers said Notre Dame’s faceoff efficiency was a significant part of the momentum change late in the game. But aside from the lost possessions, he said his team’s quick pacing and offensive set play was important to the team’s development.“Getting more quality looks on the cage was a theme all week for us and I thought for the most part we did a really good job of that,” Myers said.  Sophomore attack Tre Leclaire set the pace for Ohio State’s offense, recording a hat trick three minutes before halftime. He had a game-high five points, serving up two assists and offering six shots on the cage. Three other Buckeyes recorded goals.Defensively, Ohio State redshirt freshman goalie Josh Kirson made his first career debut and recorded 13 saves. In the fourth quarter, Kirson made an important save to keep the Buckeyes in the game when Notre Dame junior attack Ryder Garnsey got up close for what seemed to be a sure goal for the Fighting Irish.  Aside from the tough decision on the field today, Kelly said he felt like the team gained confidence after going toe-to-toe with Notre Dame.“Initially I felt like we were doing some things really well offensively and some things we were working really hard on and getting better,” Kelly said. “I feel like we have gotten a lot better this week but we’ve just got to put some of those other pieces together and connect all the dots.”Ohio State will have a chance to connect those dots when it meets Penn State at Ohio Stadium at 3 p.m. Saturday. read more

Lancaster Ranked in Singles Joins Hedley in Doubles Rankings

first_img The University of Louisville’s Brandon Lancaster is No. 104 in the ITA singles rankings and joins fellow senior George Hedley at No. 34 in the national doubles standings.Lancaster, a senior from Louisville, Kentucky (St. Xavier), posted a 7-4 singles record in the fall, winning four of his first five matches and advancing to the second round of the ITA All-American Prequalifying draw. He finished the fall season on a two-match win streak.”I am very happy for Brandon,” said UofL head coach Rex Ecarma. “He and I set a goal in August to be nationally ranked in singles. Despite an injury that took him off the court for nearly four weeks, he achieved enough wins for the ranking. If he can stay injury free next semester, he can move up.”In doubles, Lancaster started the fall season ranked No. 53 with Christopher Morin-Kougoucheff. He teamed with Hedley (Berkshire, England) for a team-best 5-1 mark and captured the Vanderbilt Commodore Scramble doubles title.  “I am proud of George and Brandon in doubles,” said Ecarma. “They only played two tournaments together, but winning the Vanderbilt tournament got them a good ranking. I am not surprised, they played like a top doubles team at that tournament. They will get chances to play other ranked teams next semester, so I am excited about the possibilities.” Print Friendly Version Story Linkslast_img read more

IIIT Kalyani secures 85 placement for its first batch

first_imgKolkata: Eighty five percent of the first batch of students (2014-18) who passed out from the Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Kalyani have got placements and two out of 40 passouts have joined premier educational institutions in for higher studies.The Indian Institute of Information Technology, Kalyani, started functioning in 2014. The first batch (2014-2018) has just passed out. Two students have joined IIM Bangalore and the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Banglaore. Also Read – 3 injured, flight, train services hit as rains lash BengalExpressing satisfaction over the performance of the students, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had asked Debashis Sen, Additional Chief Secretary, IT department, in the administrative review meeting held in Ranaghat, Nadia, on Wednesday to upload the information on social media channels. Some companies where the selected students have got jobs are Apt Software, Smartprix, Infologitech systems etc. Seats are filled up through Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) after qualifying the JEE (Main) examination administered by the Central Board of Secondary Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedEducation (CBSE). IIIT Kalyani strives to evolve into a world-class academic Institution with the highest quality of education and research facilities and produce industry ready IT or CSE (Computer Science and Engineering) graduates to meet the industry demands. The institute acts as a catalyst in fostering an innovative entrepreneur-focused ecosystem to ensure that new products, solutions and IP are created in the state, taking advantage of the intellectual capital of the state. The Institute is being mentored by Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur with Prof Partha P Chakrabarti, Director, IIT Kharagpur being the Mentor Director. IIIT Kalyani has been attributed the status of Institute of National Importance (INI). While construction has started in the land provided, the Institute is currentlyrunning from the temporary campus at Webel IT Park, Kalyani.last_img read more

Postnatal care in Monsoon

first_imgMonsoon is here with its joyous rains, humid weather and the ineluctable happiness of a petrichor. But with it comes the added health risk and water borne diseases whose number rises manifold in these months of monsoon. Small children are at a higher risk of catching these diseases due to weaker and still developing immunity systems. So, parents of infants should take special care to prevent these infections. Here are 4 precautions you must take to pre-empt these diseases. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfChanging the diaper more regularly: Moisture is one of the major components that help in the growth of harmful germs. Changing diapers orderly will help you in maintaining good hygiene.Sustaining a clean and dry environment in the house with regular mopping, checking for any water blockage that might initiate growth of harmful organisms and mosquitoes. Small steps like washing the baby’s clothes separately, cleaning their toys with disinfectant solutions may prove to be really beneficial for your baby. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveDiseases like Cholera and typhoid can be easily prevented by saving the baby’s food and water from contamination. Fresh food is the best for your child’s growth.Always dress your baby in loose cotton clothing to avoid unnecessary itching. This irritation can make your baby very cranky. It’s better to be on the safe side and dress them in comfortable clothing.Other small things that can save you the horror of monsoon diseases are mosquito repellents. They’re available in small badges which can be attached to a baby’s clothes for easy use. Geetika Trehan, mother of an 8-month-old says, “I prevent taking him to malls and crowded places. Parks and areas with water are a strict no-no during monsoon.” Crowded places are a hub of infections which can be very dangerous for your little one. It’s best to take precautions and not take them there than to pay a price. Dr Raj Chakravarty (MD-Obstetrics and Gynaecology) suggests some basic Dos and Don’ts for new mothers during monsoon. 1. Take a high protein diet including eggs, fish, chicken, pulses and milk. Foods like Chana and Rajma should be strictly avoided as they might cause gastric problems to the baby. A diet rich in fibre and green vegetables should be taken to assure good health.2. Plenty of fluid intakes is a must to avoid urinary tract infections common in new mothers, especially during rainy season. Fluids also help in easy lactation which is beneficial for the baby. 3. A new born should only be breastfed during monsoon otherwise they’ll be at a high risk of gastroenteritis and fungal infections.4. As a new mother, you must try and avoid constipation by going for regular walks and take iron, calcium and vitamin supplements. They’ll ensure you and your baby’s well-being.A recently launched European brand ‘U-grow’ is making life easy for new parents. With its work reducing machines and childcare products like ‘nasal aspirator’ that helps in the suction of nasal secretions which makes it easy for a child to breath especially during illnesses and humid weather since a child under 1 year of age can only breathe through their nose. Another really efficient product is the breast pump. It’s a really logical solution of time to time and hygienic breast feeding for working mothers. Now, you can store milk in these air tight breast pumps for your baby to consume throughout the day without risking their health. One of their must have monsoon products is the ‘hot humidifier’ that will help you in maintaining optimum humidity in your room that will suit your child.last_img read more