Giants’ plan to replace injured Evan Longoria shaped by team’s upcoming schedule

first_imgDENVER — The Giants placed Evan Longoria on the 10-day injured list Monday with a plantar fascia strain in his left foot and have already cycled through three different players in his roster spot.Longoria was initially replaced by reliever Ray Black, who was optioned after a 19-2 win over the Rockies to clear space for starting pitcher Dereck Rodríguez. After Rodríguez earned a victory with five innings of one-run ball in Game 2 of a Monday doubleheader, he was optioned to the minors so the …last_img

49ers cut veteran receiver to activate long snapper

first_imgWide receiver Jordan Matthews got released Saturday by the 49ers so they could activate long snapper Kyle Nelson ahead of Sunday’s visit by the Carolina Panthers.Nelson just completed a 10-game suspension for violating the league’s performance-enhancing drug policy, the result of unknowingly taking a tainted supplement.Six games of that suspension carried over to this season, during which the 49ers used three different long snappers. Robbie Gould has missed a career-high six field-goal …last_img

Busy 2014 as Springboks look to World Cup

first_img6 MarchThe Springboks’ fixture list for 2014 was released by the South African Rugby Union (Saru) on Wednesday. It includes two tests against Wales in South Africa in June and a four-match European Tour in November.In total, the Springboks are scheduled to play 14 matches this year, 13 of which are tests. The other game, a non-test Springbok match against a World XV in Cape Town on 7 June, is still to be confirmed.Incoming SeriesThe two tests against Wales, on 14 and 21 June, will be played at Growthpoint Kings Park in Durban and the Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit, after which the Boks will host Scotland at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth on 28 June.The home tests in the Castle Lager Rugby Championship will take place at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria (against Argentina), DHL Newlands in Cape Town (against Australia) and Ellis Park in Johannesburg (against New Zealand), as was announced last year.The traditional November tour to the northern hemisphere will include a third clash with Wales on 29 November in Cardiff.‘Very excited’“We’re very excited about the schedule for the year, which will give Heyneke Meyer and the Springboks a proper opportunity to test themselves a little more than a year away from the 2015 Rugby World Cup,” Saru CEO Jurie Roux said in a statement.“The four tests in November, which will see us take on Ireland, England, Italy and Wales, will provide very good preparation in typical conditions they can expect at the World Cup.“It will be a tough tour, but I know the Boks will be ready to take on the best from that part of the world.”Camp timeRoux said that the decision to play the additional test against Wales in November and the planned match against a World XV had been taken to source additional income for Rugby World Cup preparations, as well as to provide extra time in camp for the Springbok squad.South Africa are currently ranked second in the world rankings behind New Zealand, with Australia, England and Ireland making up the rest of the top five.2014 SPRINGBOK FIXTURESCastle Lager Incoming Series7 June: SA v World XV (Venue TBC)14 June: SA v Wales (Growthpoint Kings Park, Durban)21 June: SA v Wales (Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit)28 June: SA v Scotland (Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth)Castle Lager Rugby Championship16 Aug: SA v Argentina (Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria)23 Aug: Argentina v SA (Venue TBC)6 Sep: Australia v SA (Patersons Stadium, Perth)13 Sep: New Zealand v SA (Westpac Stadium, Wellington)27 Sep: SA v Australia (DHL Newlands, Cape Town)4 Oct: SA v New Zealand (Ellis Park, Johannesburg)Castle Lager Outgoing Tour8 Nov: Ireland v SA (AVIVA Stadium, Dublin)15 Nov: England v SA (Twickenham, London)22 Nov: Italy v SA (Venue TBC)29 Nov: Wales v SA (Millennium Stadium, Cardiff)SAinfo reporter and SA Rugbylast_img read more

Geocache of the Week Video Edition — De drie hoofddeugden (GC3G6DH)

first_imgMulti-caches are great ways to see more than one place via geocache. What sort of “tours” have multi-caches taken you on? Tell us in the comments.Continue to explore some of the most engaging geocaches around the globe. Check out all the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog.If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, leave a comment below with the name of the geocache, the GC code, and why you think we should feature it.Share with your Friends:More [vsw id=”Wqx3MsXZPZ4″ source=”youtube” width=”853″ height=”480″ autoplay=”no”]Geocache Name:De drie hoofddeugden (GC3G6DH)Difficulty/Terrain Rating:2.5/1.5Why this is the Geocache of the Week:Last April, the Geocaching HQ videographer, reidsomething, had the opportunity to visit Bruges and attend a Mega-Event. While she was there, she had the opportunity to meet two geocachers and explore one of their multi-caches. Check out the video above to learn more about what makes this multi-cache amazing.What the cache owner, sdw2, has to say:“The thing we mostly like [about placing geocaches] is to think about something new and to work it out in our heads. Also exploring the area and seeing where we can do what is fun. Give our ideas shape. It is pleasing to see that our hard work is appreciated. Positive logs ensure the cache remains well maintained so other cachers  can also enjoy. It also encourages you to get back to work and look for ideas for a new cache.”To Geocachers: “Be original and surprise us! Do not be scared of things of which you know nothing, as in our case the electrical system. There are always people around you who can help a hand with the technical development of your ideas.”What geocachers are saying:“Yesterday we found WP1 and WP2, but it was too late for the rest. This morning we decided to continue before leaving Bruges and it was worth it. The last stages were very interesting and with a little help we could find the final, where we did not dare to search. Very recommendable!” – dbox“Thanks for a truly excellent cache…A brilliant first multi in Brugge! With a little help from the kind lady – as two clues were temporarily inaccessible. We like the squares picture because of the bright colours and unusual shapes. SL. Did swaps. Left GC. TFTC. Favourited.” – mykey987“Had a lovely time learning about the history of how this cache came to be from the fabulous cache owners. Bruges is lucky to have such creative and thoughtful hiders in their geocaching community. Thank you Stef & Sara for the great afternoon.” – reidsomethingPhotos:The final location. Photo by geocacher vdv_elsArt within the church. Photo by clyden’bonnieCan you find this geocache? Photo by geocacher Beastg SharePrint RelatedFeatured Geocacher of the Month Award WinnersAugust 25, 2011In “Community”Love is in the air. And locked to a gate. — Love Lock Eeuwige Liefde !?! (GC41QJY) — Geocache of the WeekFebruary 12, 2014In “Community”Another one down the drain. – A Crappy Cache (GC35T4T) – Geocache of the WeekFebruary 26, 2015In “Geocache of the Week”last_img read more

Best Construction Details for Deep-Energy Retrofits

first_img Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details. A collection of experts working on deep-energy retrofits recently attended a brainstorming session to share design tips and propose topics for further research.The conference, formally titled the “Expert Meeting for Details for Deep Energy Retrofits,” was held in Boston on March 12. The meeting was funded by the Department of Energy’s Building America program and hosted by the Building Science Corporation.Several experts — including two principals of the Building Science Corporation, John Straube and Joe Lstiburek — gave presentations. Straube discussed retrofit options for walls; Lstiburek covered roofs; and their colleague Kohta Ueno discussed basements. Paul Eldrenkamp, a remodeler from Newton, Mass., shared his experience with several deep-energy retrofit projects, while energy consultant Marc Rosenbaum shared questions designed to stimulate new approaches to reducing residential energy use.I’ve mined the published report of the proceedings for the following tips and pithy quotes.If you’re adding rigid foam to your wall, put it on the exteriorDr. Straube noted the advantages of exterior over interior wall foam. Thick walls without exterior foam usually have cold OSB sheathing. That’s bad: cold OSB is a potential condensing surface — and damp OSB can rot fast. (By encouraging drying, a ventilated air gap between the OSB and the siding can go a long ways toward reducing the risks associated with cold OSB. But adding exterior foam is the best way to eliminate the risk of condensation.)Among Dr. Straube’s points:After his presentation, Straube answered questions.Q: “Can a Larsen truss exterior wall assembly filled with cellulose insulation be used to provide significant insulation to the exterior of a structure?”Straube’s response: “With a Larsen truss, cellulose, and sheathing on the outside, the sheathing is actually colder than ambient air because of radiation transfer.” (Straube was referring to nighttime radiation transfer,… This article is only available to GBA Prime Memberscenter_img Start Free Trial Already a member? Log inlast_img read more

24yearold woman shot and killed in Oceanside apartment

first_img Posted: July 20, 2018 24-year-old woman shot and killed in Oceanside apartment Updated: 11:04 PM KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom center_img July 20, 2018 OCEANSIDE (KUSI) — A 24-year-old woman was shot and killed Friday inside an Oceanside apartment building Friday and a person of interest was being questioned, according to police.The shooting took place at a building at 550 Los Arbolitos Blvd. around 4 p.m., Oceanside police said.Responding officers found the woman shot. Paramedics tried to save her but she was pronounced dead at the scene.No arrest had been made as of Friday night.Anyone with information about the homicide was asked to call Oceanside police detectives at (760) 435-4832 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

YouTube comments hidden by default in companys new test

first_imgWill YouTube say no comments? Sergei Konkov/Getty Images YouTube’s comments section can be a mix between no man’s land in a war zone and the Wild West. Translation: The place can be dangerous. So instead of making you read what the New Statesman called “the worst of the internet,” YouTube is working on a new feature that would hide comments by default.YouTube didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment but it confirmed the test in a statement to TechCrunch on Friday. “This is one of many small experiments we run all the time on YouTube, and we’ll consider rolling features out more broadly based on feedback on these experiments,” the Google-owned site told the publication. XDA developers had spotted the test in India on Wednesday. You have to scroll past engagement buttons and recommended videos to find the comments section on Android and iOS now, but the new test reportedly hides the comments section entirely. Comments would instead be accessible by clicking a new icon, beneath the video and to the right of the thumbs-down icon. Comments could also be found by scrolling past the recommended videos, like before, but you’d have to tap to see them. It remains to be seen whether a user’s engagement with a video would drop if comments were hidden.  Comment YouTube banning supremacist and hoax videos, Amazon unveils… CNET Apps Today Share your voice Tags Now playing: Watch this: 1:12 1 Mobile Software Mobile Apps YouTubelast_img read more

Tara Sutaria hails Hrithik Roshan as the hottest teacher

first_imgHrithik RoshanPR HandoutIt is no surprise that Tara Sutaria, who is going to essay the role of a student, finds Hrithik Roshan the hottest teacher considering the fact that he has been voted as the sexiest man in Asia.Actress Tara Sutaria who is soon making her silver screen debut with Student Of The Year 2, alongside Tiger Shroff feels that Hrithik Roshan will make for a great and hot teacher, amongst all the names from the industry.In one of the interactions, the debutant actress said, “I think Hrithik Sir would be a great teacher, a hot teacher also”. Taking cues from the aforesaid, this makes the student couple- Tiger and Tara big fans of Hrithik.Hrithik Roshan, who is hailed as the millennium superstar for the pan Indian appeal he holds, is a constant favourite of all people belonging to different age groups. Tara Sutaria in Student of the Year 2 (SOTY 2)InstagramThe superstar will be seen playing the character of a Maths teacher in his highly awaited film, ‘Super 30’ and the students of tinsel town are already swooned over by the actor.Hrithik has always surprised the audience and critics with his versatile portrayal of varied roles in his movies. Currently, the actor is shooting for another project with co-star Tiger Shroff.Hrithik, who has earlier delivered stellar performances essaying varied characters across genres, has yet again given the testimony of his versatility.The posters of the film added to the excitement of Super 30 as Hrithik posed with 30 kids who play his students, giving a peek of the look that the character carries.Releasing on July 26, 2019, Hrithik’s next is one of the most awaited films of the year.last_img read more

More pain ahead Indian banks stare at Rs 25 trln new bad

first_imgAn employee works on electric pylons at a power station in Greater Noida on the outskirts of New Delhi June 8, 2012 (representational image).Reuters fileThere is more pain lurking for India’s troubled banking sector with the lenders staring at potential bad loans of $38 billion (Rs 2.5 trillion) from the power sector, according to a report.”Of the $178 billion (around Rs 11.7 trillion) of debt of the power sector, $53 billion are already under stress (primarily to the generation sector) and of this, as much as $38 billion have the potential of being written-off as bad loans,” the Bank of America-Merrill Lynch said in a report on Wednesday.The report is based on the fact that as much as 71 gigawatt of private sector coal-based projects are facing bankruptcy filings at various National Company Law Tribunals, implying probable resolution from June 2019 and it expects an average 75 percent write-off in these loans.Power sector has been a major concern in India, due to decline in fiscal health of State Electricity Boards. The debt-laded sector is struggling to service and pay off billions of dollars in loans, posing a major debt risk for the banking sector.In order to rescue the sector, the government is trying to revamp the space by releasing the projects that have been stuck due to major need of funds but failure to enact and implement supplemental laws at the state level have continued to pose a hindrance.As per the BofA-ML report, of the $178 billion loan, the distribution companies have $65 billion, generation companies have $7 billion, and transmission firms have a debt burden of $36 billion.Brokerage estimates the power generation sector accounts for 53 percent of the debt on domestic bank watchlists, followed by non-banking finance companies (NBFCs) at 35 per cent and the balance from the states.It also states that tariff hikes are not the way forward for the sector to turnaround as already tariffs for industrial and commercial consumers, who constitute 37 percent of demand, are very high compared to its regional peers.But the report is critical of the reforms introduced to address inefficiencies saying they expect limited progress.last_img read more

Policybazaar enters unicorn club with SoftBankled 200 million funding

first_imgSoftBank Group Corp Chairman and CEO Masayoshi Son attends a news conference in Tokyo, Japan, February 8, 2017. [ File photo]Reuters filePolicybazaar became the latest entrant in the Unicorn club of the Indian startup segment after raising more than $200 million from investors led by SoftBank Group’s Vision Fund on Monday. The online financial services portal run by EtechAces Marketing and Consulting Pvt. Ltd has been valued at more than a billion dollars, the company said on Monday.It became the second Indian startup in as many weeks after Swiggy, a food delivery tech startup which joined the Unicorn club post raising $ 210 million from DST Global. All the existing Indian investors except Premji Invest participated in the current round of funding. EtechAces, which runs PolicyBazaar and Paisabazaar.com, counts Temasek, Tiger Global Management, True North, Premji Invest as existing investors.In a statement Yashish Dahiya, co-founder and chief executive said, “SoftBank’s culture of backing disruptive businesses and industry leaders with long-term capital investment gels well with our own values and vision of creating a transparent and empowering financial products marketplace. We hope to gain a lot from their global footprint and experience.”The company also said that the growth in insurance purchases digitally will enable it to grow at an annual average rate of 80 percent over the next three years to a total of 10 million transacting customers by 2020. According to Boston Consulting Group’s estimates, digital influence on insurance purchases will grow to 50 percent for life insurance and 75 percent for general insurance by 2020.Policybazaar is a Gurugram based company founded in 2008, which offers online services to consumers to compare and purchase insurance policies. It currently accounts for nearly 25 percent of India’s life cover, and over 7 percent of India’s retail health insurance business. The online insurance platform competes with Sequoia Capital-backed BankBazaar (A&A Dukaan Financial Services Pvt. Ltd), new entrant Coverfox, which recently raised $22 million, besides Fairfax Financial Holdings-backed Digit Insurance, and start-up Acko, which raised $12 million from Amazon in May this year.last_img read more