April 24, 2021 /Sports News – National New York Mets’ Jacob deGrom ‘unbelievable’ in another dominant outing Beau Lund Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPhoto by Allen Kee / ESPN Images(NEW YORK) — He’s considered by many the best pitcher in baseball, and on Friday night, New York Mets ace Jacob deGrom continued to find new ways to impress, flustering the Washington Nationals in a shutout masterpiece.The righty struck out 15 batters, allowing just two hits and no walks in nine innings, all in a 6-0 Mets win. It continues an early-season run that has some saying the two-time Cy Young Award winner has somehow gotten even better. DeGrom has a 2-1 record after his first four starts of the campaign, but that belies his performance so far. He’s struck out 50 batters in just 29 innings, allowing only 13 hits and one earned run. “It goes down to just one pitch at a time,” deGrom said. “That’s how I concentrate on a game. Hit my spot. If you end up missing it, so what. You’ve got to make the next pitch. But it’s that focus on that pitch that you’re about to throw that you can control. The previous games, those are over with.”Remarkably, the 15 K’s marked a new career-high for deGrom, breaking the mark he had tied in each of his previous two outings. Only Pedro Martinez (1999) and Gerrit Cole (2019) had ever recorded 14 or more strikeouts in three consecutive games.And no Mets pitcher had recorded 15 strikeouts in a game since Al Leiter in 1999. [email protected] | #LGM pic.twitter.com/BQafzyqAaz— New York Mets (@Mets) April 24, 2021Mets outfielder Brandon Nimmo called his teammate “unbelievable” after Friday’s game. “He has to be from a different planet, because he does things that seem out of this world.”Not only has deGrom been a force on the mound, he’s also dominated in the batter’s box. The 33-year-old collected two hits — including an RBI double — on Friday. He now has six hits in his first 11 at-bats of 2021. “It’s still surprising to me,” said Mets manager Luis Rojas. “I think we’re all…witnessing something special. It’s unbelievable.”The Elias Sports Bureau noted that deGrom is the first pitcher since former Met Dwight Gooden in 1984 to record multiple hits and also strike out 15 batters in the same game. “It’s hard to believe that it’s going to happen again and again,” Rojas added. “This guy, we talk about how big of a competitor that he is. That’s one thing, and the other thing is his abilities, how special an athlete he is. Yes, he’s a special pitcher, but he’s a special athlete.”DeGrom has already said this season that he hopes to win another Cy Young, that he wants to pitch until he’s 40, and that he strives to finish his career as an “inner-circle Hall of Famer.” After Friday night’s outing, it’s just a little bit harder to doubt the best pitcher in baseball. Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
By IL for wwwtheindianalawyer.comA judge has ordered certain records sealed in the case of an Indiana man accused of abducting and killing a 1-year-old girl.Court records show Owen Circuit Judge Lori Thatcher Quillen granted the order sealing the records from last week’s unscheduled hearing after Kyle Parker’s public defender and prosecutors agreed they should not be made public.Security issues regarding the detention of the 22-year-old Spencer man were discussed during the hearing, The (Bloomington) Herald-Times reported.Parker is charged with murder, rape and kidnapping the death of Shaylyn Ammerman, whose body was found last month after she was reported missing from her father’s home in rural south-central Indiana.Authorities say Parker drank whiskey with the girl’s uncle and then waited until the family fell asleep before abducting the toddler. Her body was found in a remote, wooded area after two days of searching.Quillen said Thursday she cannot discuss the case with the media and directed all questions to county prosecutors.A message left Friday for Owen County Prosecutor Don VanDerMoere seeking comment was not immediately returned.Parker is being held without bond at the county jail. A not guilty plea was entered on his behalf at his initial court hearing.Quillen granted a request Thursday from Parker’s public defender for his client to undergo a psychological evaluation and authorized police to transfer him to the Indiana Department of Correction for assessment and classification.A Muncie-based psychologist who examines defendants to determine their competence was contacted to assess Parker, but DOC spokesman Doug Garrison said those plans apparently changed and Parker was not transferred for the evaluation.Owen County Sheriff Sam said Parker has been under close watch by jail staff amid concerns he might harm himself.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail read more
Delice de France has brought out its new autumn/winter catalogue, featuring pies, tartes, cheesecakes, large cakes, and individual, pre-portioned and hot desserts. New to the catalogue is a lightly spiced apple cake and a raspberry and chocolate brûlée cheesecake with a chocolate brownie base topped with cream cheese and raspberries.Individual patisserie products include a limited-edition bread and butter pudding and a Bolo de Arroz Portugese rice muffin.
Lasers videoLasers have become a growing concern, particularly near airports where they can dazzle and distract both pilots and air traffic controllers.In 2017, UK airports reported 989 laser incidents to the Civil Aviation Authority. The most affected airport was Heathrow with 107 incidents, followed by Gatwick (70), Manchester (63) and Birmingham (59).By removing the need for police officers to establish proof of intention to endanger a vehicle, aircraft, vessel, or air traffic control, the new law makes prosecutions easier and much more swift.The legislation makes it a punishable offence if the act of shining or directly a laser beam is done deliberately or without reasonable precautions being taken to avoid doing so.Brian Strutton, General Secretary, British Airline Pilots’ Association said: Pilots have been pushing for tougher punishments and greater police powers around lasers for many years. We are very pleased the government has taken up this important issue and has now passed this new legislation which we hope will have a meaningful effect on the number of laser attacks on aircraft and other modes of transport. Shining a laser at an aircraft is extremely dangerous and has the potential to cause a crash that could be fatal to not only those on board, but people on the ground too. Members of the public should know that by shining a laser at an aircraft, they now face the serious prospect of jail time. Aviation, Europe and technology media enquiries Media enquiries 020 7944 3021 Out of hours media enquiries 020 7944 4292 We are taking action to provide greater protection against irresponsible laser use. Lasers can have very serious, potentially fatal consequences and offenders should face tough penalties for endangering the lives of others. We also hope that these new measures will act as a deterrent against the misuse of lasers. Switchboard 0300 330 3000 New laws introducing tough penalties for people who target aircraft, road vehicles and boats with lasers have received Royal Assent today (10 May 2018).The Laser Misuse (Vehicles) Act will also make it an offence to point a laser at air traffic controllers.Under the new law, it is a crime to shine or direct a laser beam that dazzles or distracts, or is likely to dazzle or distract, air traffic controllers, pilots, captains of boats and drivers of road vehicles.As well as widening the list to include air traffic facilities, offenders face much tougher penalties of up to 5 years in prison, an unlimited fine or both.The police have also been given extra powers to catch those who misuse lasers and prosecution has been made easier by removing the need to prove there was an intention to endanger a vehicle.Aviation Minister, Baroness Sugg said: read more
At the April 25 meeting of the Faculty Council, its members approved the Harvard Extension School courses for 2012-13 and Courses of Instruction for 2012-13. They also heard a review of the Ph.D. program in biostatistics and updates on College Standing Committees.The Faculty next meets on May 1.
This week marks the finish line of the Dell EMC PowerEdge with 2nd Gen AMD EPYC product portfolio launch. With the release of the R7525, we are excited to have a complete set of servers that handle any of your data center needs. Each server has a unique and compelling design, to handle a spectrum of workloads better than previous generations.Now that our products are live, it is time to share how to best use them. The single socket servers (R6515 & R7515) have been well received for virtualization, business applications and data analytics. The two socket servers (R6525 & C6525) are great for industrial R&D, data analytics and virtualization. Further, the newfound power of the EPYC processors creates a great divide in how to optimize your data center, balancing single and dual socket servers. Single-sockets are ideal for traditional workloads and dual-socket for compute-intensive emerging workloads.R7525, THE POWERHOUSEThe R7525 can be a powerhouse in your data center because of its performance in VDI, SAP, and data analytics. The R7525 has 16 percent lower latency compared to the R7425 when running a Windows 10 VDI scaling benchmark. This performance increase was seen across all levels of knowledge worker scaling. To go with this, we also ran the SAP SD Users benchmark. The R7525 set a new world record for two-socket servers with 68,896 total users. This is an improvement over our previous record on the R6525. The R7525 enables not only more users but also a better experience. This will help boost productivity in your data center and among workers in your virtual environments.To top this off, we compared the Spark-bench k-means clustering algorithm on the R7525 to the HPE Proliant DL380 with a similarly priced processor. The R7525 was able to run the code in just 47 minutes compared to 74 on the DL380, a 36 percent improvement. That’s a free 30-minute coffee break! With the R7525, data scientists can save time or conduct more robust training and testing on their AI and ML workloads.50 PERCENT SAVINGS ON WINDOWS SERVER LICENSESWith so much emphasis on core counts, these new servers have created a splash among IT vendors regarding licenses. Windows Server licenses are driven by core count, so higher core counts mean higher costs. That’s where Dell Technologies, Microsoft, and AMD came together to offer up to 50 percent off their Windows Server 2019 OEM licenses. When customers select PowerEdge servers with 2nd generation AMD EPYC processors the second half of their licenses are free. Windows Server 2019 OEM licensing costs are free beyond:the first 32 cores for the PowerEdge R6515 and R7515the first 64 cores for the R6525 and the R7525This includes Windows Server 2019 Standard and Datacenter, but only applies to licenses purchased through the OEM channel. Licenses purchased during the promotional period will last throughout the life of the server or the operating system, whichever is greater. To find out more about the offer please go to this link.Now that some of your questions regarding TCO have been answered, we want to reinforce the great TCO story of PowerEdge with AMD. See here and here.PLEASE ASK US QUESTIONSIt’s important to do more than tell compelling stories. Next time you are refreshing your data center, take a second to consider the options. The reason Dell built PowerEdge as a well-rounded server portfolio is to provide our customers with flexible and targeted solutions for any workload or special need. And please stay in touch by following us @DellEMCServers. read more
What do you do at Adventures on the Gorge and what is your favorite outdoor activity? Stone: I am the Webmaster/SEO/SEM Manager for Adventures on the Gorge. My favorite outdoor activities are whitewater rafting (it is a WV tradition) and horseback riding. Both allow me to reconnect with nature, family and friends in the great outdoors. We chatted with Crystal Stone from Adventures on the Gorge Nestled in the heart of West Virginia, Adventures on the Gorge has combined a premier location, industry expertise, and a deep enthusiasm for adventure to create a vacation experience unlike any other.Drawn to the rim of the New River Gorge by world-class whitewater, rock climbing, mountain biking, and hiking, the founders of Adventures on the Gorge were driven to create a resort that could live up to the natural wonders that surrounded it. So, they took what nature had provided and added more than 47 years of outdoor experience, a devoted staff, and a drive to inspire others to experience the outdoors.The result was the world’s premier adventure resort. How has Adventures on the Gorge adapted to these times / what do you want people to know about how/what you are doing? Stone: You must go on adventures to know where you truly belong. The Blue Ridge is made up of so many incredible people, small businesses, destinations, and more. During the next few weeks, we would like to highlight some of them to allow you to get to know them better, a series we like to call Blue Ridge together. Today we are giving a shoutout to the people at Adventures on the Gorge. #BlueRidgeTogether Stone: I am proud to be a part of the AOTG family, because we are a family made up of nature lovers, adrenaline junkies, outdoor enthusiasts with a love of WV and the New River Gorge. I am proud to be a part of a destination that gives families a place to relax and reconnect with each other and nature. 2. What makes you proud to be apart of Adventures on the Gorge? All photos courtesy of Adventures on the Gorge Any positive/ motivational message you’d like to include? Stone: We have adapted all of our operating procedures to make certain that the health and safety of guests and staff are a priority as always. This means we are running with smaller trip sizes, less guests on buses to maintain physical and social distancing, providing masks for staff and guests, sanitizing everything between use/guests. read more
February 1, 2004 On the Move February 1, 2004 On the Move On the Move Oppenheim Pilelsky, P.A., announces the relocation of its Weston office. The firm’s new address is 2500 Weston Road, Ste. 404, Weston 33331. Mel Martinez, formerly the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, has joined Akerman Senterfitt in Miami. He concentates in the areas of local, state, federal and international matters. Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod announces Raquel M. Fernandez and Joanna E. Iglesias have become partners in the firm. Fernandez focuses her practice on complex business litigation in state and federal trial and appellate courts. Iglesias concentrates her practice on acquisitions, sales, mergers, joint ventures, limited partnerships, limited liability companies, corporations, and general corporate matters. Ruden, McClosky, Smith, Schuster & Russell, P.A., announces that Charles Klug, Guilene Theodore, Kenneth Curtin, Matthew Nelles, and Jennifer Robinson have been named partners in the firm. Theodore concentrates on local government issues. Klug focuses on real estate law. Theodore and Klug are in the firm’s Tampa office at 401 E. Jackson St. Curtin concentrates his practice in commercial, construction and general civil litigation. Nelles represents clients in all aspects of commercial litigation. Robinson concentrates her practice in the areas of estate, trust and guardianship. Curtin, Nelles, and Robinson are in the firm’s Ft. Lauderdale office at 200 E. Broward Blvd. Scott R. Housenbold announces the opening of the Law Offices of Scott R. Housenbold located at 500 Fifth Avenue, Ste. 1150, New York, NY 10110, telephone (212) 354-5048. He practices personal injury litigation, medical malpractice, nursing home litigation, and general civil litigation. Henry Ruffolo has joined ARC Mediation with offices at 777 S. Flagler Dr., Ste. 800 W., West Palm Beach 33401, telephone (561) 515-6044. Jonathan Etra and Jeffrey H. Lapidus have become partners in the Miami office of Tew Cardenas. Etra represents clients in complex financial disputes, with an emphasis on white-collar criminal defense and civil racketeering claims. Lapidus represents foreign and domestic institutions, lenders, developers, investors, brokers, and asset managers in a wide variety of real estate transactions. Monica Roisman announces the opening of her practice, concentrating on immigration law matters. Offices are located at 2050 Coral Way, Ste. 206, Miami 33145. The office telephone number is (305) 854-2211. Hayden Dempsey, formerly the director of legislative affairs for Gov. Jeb Bush, has become a shareholder in the governmental affairs practice in the Miami office of Greenberg Traurig. Karen O. Stewart has become associated with Akerman Senterfitt in the Miami office. Philip M. Hanaka, formerly with Mirick O’Connell, has become associated with Angelo, Barry & Banta, P.A., with offices at the SunTrust Center, 515 E. Las Olas Blvd., Ste. 850, Ft. Lauderdale 33301. Hanaka concentrates his practice in the areas of secured lending and real estate law. Mark Horwitz announces his firm name change from Law offices of Horwitz and Fussell to Law Offices of Mark L. Horwitz, A Professional Association. The private practice concentrates in white-collar defense cases. www.mlhorwitz law.com. Damian B. Mallard, formerly of The Mallard Law Firm, P.A., announces the formation of Mallard & Zimmerman, P.A., with offices at Pen West Park, 2801 Fruitville Road, Ste. 150 Sarasota 34237, (941) 952-1682. The firm practices in the areas of civil litigation, personal injury and nursing home negligence. Melanie Ann Hines, formerly Florida’s statewide prosecutor, has become of counsel to Berger Singerman in its Tallahassee office. Hines focuses on risk assessment, prevention, and defense litigation involving business crime. She is as an adjunct professor at the Florida State University College of Law, teaching trial practice and corporate governance and ethics Tina L. Caraballo in Orlando, has become a partner with Hayes & Associates. The new firm name is Hayes & Caraballo, P.L. The firm concentrates in construction litigation, bankruptcy and administrative proceedings, including licensure and disciplinary hearings. John R. Walsh II has become an assistant public defender in the office of the 20th Judicial Circuit. He is assigned to the Naples office. C. Douglas Green has become associated with Grower, Ketcham, Rutherford, Bronson, Eide & Telan, P.A. , with offices at 390 N. Orange Ave., Ste. 1900, Orlando 32801, telephone: (407) 423-9545. Delano S. Stewart, formerly with Stewart, Joyner & Jordan-Holmes, P.A., announces the opening of Delano S. Stewart & Asssociates, P.A., with offices at 601 E. Twiggs St., 4th Floor, Tampa 33602, telephone (813) 221-4454. The general practice firm concentrates in civil trial work, personal injury, family, and personnel and employment law. Barbara Twine-Thomas has joined Delano S. Stewart & Asssociates, P.A., with offices at 601 E. Twiggs St., 4th Floor, Tampa 33602. Susan W. Fox, formerly of Macfarlane Ferguson & McMullen, and Wendy S. Loquasto, formerly of the First District Court of Appeal, announce the opening of Fox & Loquasto, P.A., an appellate practice with offices at 112 North Delaware Ave., Tampa 33606, telephone (813) 251-6400, and 314 West Jefferson St., Tallahassee 32301, telephone (850) 425-1333. The firm concentrates in appellate practice. Stuart Reed will head the newly opened Miami Beach office of Legal & Compliance at 940 Lincoln Road. Reed concentrates his practice in civil, business, family, and immigration law. The firm can be contacted by calling (800) 341-2684, or on the Web at www.LegalAndCompliance.com. Matthew L. Wilson, formerly an assistant state attorney in Pinellas County, has become associated with Williams Schifino Mangione & Steady, P.A., with offices at One Tampa City Center, 201 Franklin St., Ste. 2600, Tampa, 33602, telephone (813) 221-2626. Juan Pablo Cappello, formerly of Patagón, has become a shareholder in the Global Business Group in the Miami office of Greenberg Traurig. read more
4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr You might unite and ignite the CU movement.by: Dana Murn-KohalRemember the children’s book If You Give a Mouse a Cookie? In that story, giving the mouse a cookie sets off a chain of events that eventually leads back to giving the mouse another cookie.What if you gave a future leader a cookie—in the form of your support or mentorship? What chain of events would you start? It could become a beautiful story to tell your children.Many of the “future leaders” of our movement are Millennials like me. And wow, everyone is talking about us these days—whether it is about how we have been taught to expect praise in every aspect of our lives or that we cannot save a dollar to save our souls. Despite all of the white noise and generic classifications, most of us care about causes passionately, and that can be to credit unions’ advantage.At CU Water Cooler Symposium, which I “crashed” back in September with a great group of eight others, it was evident in every conversation that we (several of us Millennials) had passion for the credit union movement. This made me puzzled. We have an industry full of awesome people who love what they do and love singing the praises of credit unions, so why don’t more Americans love credit unions? continue reading » read more
20SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr While credit unions have been rapidly adopting self-service technologies for their members, some have not been developing the member service capabilities that go hand-in-hand with that technology.So, for the most part, the movement is falling short at producing the high-touch member experience that high-tech innovation sometimes requires.To continue to set the movement apart from industrialized or online-only banking providers, credit unions will need to respond to high-tech adoption with high-touch member services.Here are three ways to extend the high-touch approach:1. Back up self-service with great member service. For years, phone systems have been engineered to reduce costs rather than to enhance the member experience. When members call, you can assume that self-service has not worked for them, or that they’re in a setting where self-service isn’t practical—say, if they’re driving.Other industries have had success using authentication-based tracking systems that integrate online and mobile interactions with customer relationship management platforms, thereby enabling faster and more personalized interactive voice response system routing. The end result is often quicker service and less frustration for members. continue reading » read more