Big decisions coming within five days for Giants, three key pitchers

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — By Monday, the San Francisco Giants need to make big decisions on two of their pitchers –Madison Bumgarner and Will Smith– set to become free agents.The status of a third pitcher, reliever Tony Watson, was resolved Saturday night when the 34-year-old left-hander, in something of a surprise, exercised his option to stay with the Giants.The Giants have had more than a month to consider the decisions regarding Bumgarner and Smith, but a deadline is now set for president of …last_img read more

Cartoon: It’s a Big Ol’ Blogosphere

first_imgEver have that moment when you wonder if what you’re about to post will alienate you from the rest of the online world forever?I get that sometimes, which says a lot more about my own insecurities and the extent to which the social Web replicates the social dynamics of high school than it does about any real risk. My social network includes some very forgiving, open-minded people… and the online world is much, much bigger than anything I’ve tapped into so far.When I think of, say, the Vancouver social media scene, I think of people I know: family, friends, colleagues, clients, dev partners and the like. And yet that’s a tiny percentage of my neighbors who are engaged in social media.Just an example: when I look through the list of the top 100 Vancouver Twitterers by number of followers, I don’t recognize the vast majority of names. That tells me that a big conversation is going on (or a lot of small conversations) that I’m not a part of.Which is cool. It’s a big ol’ blogosphere, and I can’t possibly hope to keep tabs on any more than my small corner of it.It’s also a handy reminder to avoid the temptation of generalizing about the social Web from our own experience if it. For any of us who wants to understand how the Web and the way we use it are evolving and make some intelligent guesses about the future of social media, breaking out of our comfortable little circles and exploring a little is critical. Related Posts rob cottingham 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App More Noise to Signal. Tags:#Cartoons#web 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex…last_img read more

JRU nears Final Four, goes on 15-0 run in 4th set to beat Lyceum

first_imgView comments Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting “I’m very proud of my players. Of course, they worked really hard for us to make it to this point,” said JRU head coach Mia Tioseco in Filipino.“Hopefully, we get into the Final Four. At least, we’re one foot in,” added Tioseco, who steered her team to a 6-3 record in the elimination round.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutShola Alvarez fired 23 points while Dolly Verzosa added 15 points for JRU, which scored 15 unanswered points to wipe out an 11-5 deficit in the fourth set.“I just told them to stay focused and not repeat our mistakes in the second set where we were really careless,” said Alvarez in Filipino. Three Lady Pirates finished in double-digit scoring with Christine Miralles and Monica Sevilla tallying 11 each while Elainr Juanillo chipped in 10.Lyceum shot itself in the foot with 38 errors while JRU committed only 19. PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd PLAY LIST 02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers AFP official booed out of forum Read Nextcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Pistons stay unbeaten with Griffin, rout Blazers John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJose Rizal University secured at least a playoff for a Final Four spot after turning back also-ran Lyceum, 25-13, 25-23, 25-11, 25-12, in the NCAA Season 93 women’s volleyball tournament Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Lady Bombers are eyeing their first Final Four appearance since making their return in the tournament in 2008 and they will earn an outright berth if University of Perpetual Help knocks off College of St. Benilde in the second game.ADVERTISEMENT Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Champions League T20: Mumbai Indians face Lahore Lions in opening qualifier match

first_imgMumbai Indians’ Lasith Malinga and Harbhajan Singh (right) and Mohammad Hafeez (left), captain of Lahore Lions, will clash in a CLT20 qualifying match on SaturdayAfter a sumptuous feast of traditional cricket, it’s time again to return to the shortest format as leading players, including India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, get ready to represent their franchises in the sixth edition of the Champions League T20, with the qualifying rounds starting in Raipur on Saturday.While the main draw matches start from Wednesday with perennial favourites Chennai Super Kings pitted against reigning IPL champions Kolkata Knight Riders, the start of qualifying rounds will feature defending CLT20 champions Mumbai Indians taking on a talented Lahore Lions team, led by former national T20 captain Mohammed Hafeez.Mumbai Indians, by virtue of finishing fourth in IPL will have to slog it out from Saturday with the Lions (Pakistan). Northern Knights of New Zealand will play Southern Express of Sri Lanka in the first qualifying match on Saturday at the Shaheed Veer Narayan Stadium in Raipur.Out of the four qualifiers, the top two will earn berth in the main round, which will comprise of 10 teams divided into two groups.With players such as Pollard, Malinga, Lendl Simons and Corey Anderson at their disposal, and not to forget the seasoned Indian players like Harbhajan Singh and Ambati Raydu, MI are favourites to top the qualifiers.Lahore Lions also have a strong chance to make it to the main round with some prominent internationals in their ranks, including talented but controversial opener Ahmed Shehzad and the immensely gifted Umar Akmal. Not to forget skipper Hafeez, who is a master in the shorter format.advertisementThough Knights will have bowlers like Tim Southee and Trent Boult, who have experience of playing in the sub-continent, they will miss the services of Daniel Vettori. Kane Williamson will get a chance to showcase his skills.last_img read more

Prime Minister and Opposition Leader Hold one-on-one Discussions

first_imgPrime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness and the Leader of the Opposition, Dr. Peter Phillips, yesterday afternoon (January 2, 2019), held private discussions at Vale Royal.Both Leaders held full, frank and confidential discussions on security and crime management in Jamaica.They agreed that a meeting of teams from the Government and Opposition will take place next Monday, January 7, 2019.They also agreed that, at the Monday meeting a date will be determined for a meeting with other stakeholders.last_img read more