Seibel tries left-hand turn here

first_imgTEMPE, Ariz. – Without a serviceable left-handed reliever since the days of Scott Schoeneweis, Phil Seibel is trying to give the Angels a rare surplus in that department. Left-hander Darren Oliver appears set for one bullpen job while Seibel battles it out with a group of relievers for the 11th spot on the pitching staff. Also: Players will take the field around 10 a.m. for the first full-squad workout of the spring. All healthy players are expected to be in attendance, with Vladimir Guerrero and Erick Aybar the last to take their physicals Monday. … Francisco Rodriguez (sore right hamstring) had a flat-ground throwing session and went through pitchers’ fielding practice. He is a few days away from his first bullpen session of the spring. … Jim Abbott arrived in camp Monday and will be a guest instructor. … Tim Salmon will report to camp today to begin a two-week stint as guest instructor. (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2731 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The former Cypress High honor student is smart enough, though, to calculate the numbers game he is up against. There are no less than six legitimate candidates for the spot in Seibel, Chris Bootcheck, Matt Hensley, Greg Jones, Dustin Moseley and Chris Resop. “There are 60 guys in the clubhouse that on April 2 want to leave with the team and that can’t happen,” Seibel said. “My goal is to pitch well and if it works out, great. Hopefully it will at least leave an impression that if it doesn’t work then if something happens, I’m one of the guys (they call on later).” center_img Seibel was obtained in December from the Boston Red Sox in exchange for Brendan Donnelly, who became expendable when the Angels signed Justin Speier as a free agent. After missing the 2005 season because of Tommy John elbow surgery, Seibel rebounded last season. He went 6-3 with a 1.24 ERA at threeminor-league levels, pitching in 21 games (80innings). “After not pitching for a whole year and then putting all those innings on it, I was kind of scuffling at the end of the year,” Seibel said. “But at the same time I was pitching well and they kept saying that if we can get you going again, we might call you up. I kept trying to go on it knowing that I wasn’t feeling 100 percent out there but they were dangling a big carrot in front of it so I was going to try.” Weaver to throw soon: Angels manager Scioscia is targeting this weekend or possibly early next week for Jered Weaver’s first throwing session from a mound. Weaver, who is dealing with a bout of biceps tendinitis, continues to throw from flat ground. “If he can get out there four or five times in games he should get stretched out enough to be where he needs to be,” Scioscia said. “As we approach that, we’ll look at a couple of dates to see where he has to be. I think you have to be flexible to see how he feels.” last_img read more

Fire at Burns Lake mill leaves three with serious injuries

first_imgB.C. Ambulance Service, The Burns Lake Fire Department, and the Burns Lake RCMP all responded during the time of incident.At this point, the RCMP is reporting all local roads remain open and only access to the mill has been affected.The investigation is in its early stages and the cause of the fire is unknown at this time.- Advertisement –last_img

Mbappe scores and sees red as PSG beat Nimes

first_imgBut Mbappe struck in the 77th minute, his fourth goal in three appearances since winning the World Cup with France, to break Nimes hearts before Edinson Cavani completed the scoring in injury time.However, there was still time for Mbappe to be sent off right at the death following a clash with Teji Savanier, who also saw red, in a remarkable finish to the game.PSG have now won all four Ligue 1 games this season under their new German coach Thomas Tuchel. They are three points clear of surprise package Dijon, who can join them at the summit if they beat Caen later.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Kylian Mbappe celebrates after scoring for PSG against Nimes © AFP / Pascal GUYOTPARIS, France, Sep 1 – Kylian Mbappe scored the decisive goal but was later sent off as Paris Saint-Germain survived a major scare, and the concession of a VAR-awarded penalty, to win 4-2 at Nimes on Saturday.Neymar and Angel di Maria, the latter direct from a corner, had PSG two goals up at the Stade des Costieres, only for their newly-promoted opponents to haul themselves back level heading into the final 20 minutes.last_img read more

Levy wants Tottenham’s transfer business completed at start of the summer

first_img Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy 1 Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has admitted he would ideally like the club to conclude all of their transfer business at the start of the summer.The north London club secured Europa League football for next season after finishing fifth under manager Mauricio Pochettino and quickly moved to secure the signing of defender Kevin Wimmer from FC Koln for an undisclosed fee.Taking part in a question and answer session alongside Pochettino on the club’s official Facebook page, Levy said: “Every club wants to do their business early but there are always three parties involved. Since the transfer window came [in] most of the transactions take place in the final two weeks of the window.“As has always been the case, the coach always makes the final decision [over transfers].”In a reply to one fan, Pochettino added: “We need the right balance in the team [over signings]. It’s not about age, it’s about the right profile of player for the team.”last_img read more


first_imgJOB VACANCY: PATRICK GILDEA HAIRDRESSING LOOKING TO RECRUIT NEW STAFF was last modified: May 29th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:jobsnewslast_img

100 ways to spoil your Mammy at Castle Grove

first_imgHere’s to the Mothers! The team at Castle Grove Country House Hotel Letterkenny share ideas for saying ‘Thank You’ to mum this Mother’s Day, March 11th:When it comes to mothers, we all know we have a hundred reasons to thank them three hundred and sixty-five days of the year! For their advice that we never stop needing, their help with the kids and their constant love and support, Mother’s Day on March 11 gives us the perfect opportunity to offer our Mothers the sincerest THANK YOU! Give Them The Day Off at Castle GroveWe all know that Mums will insist that Motherhood doesn’t come with any holidays, and while that may be true, it doesn’t mean that March 11th shouldn’t be a day for them to get spoiled rotten! Castle Grove is the perfect setting to make that wonderful woman in your life feel like royalty. Lazy Sundays at Castle Grove Mother’s Afternoon TeaYou already know there’s no mum like your mum – so why not treat them to an afternoon tea like no other – right here in one of Castle Grove’s two luxurious drawing rooms. Take a seat by a roaring fire or by a large window and watch her recharge her batteries while enjoying an assortment of freshly prepared savoury snacks and sweet treats.  Afternoon Tea will be served every day from Tuesday 6th – Saturday 10th of March and is priced at just €18 per person or if you really want to push the boat out for mum, €24 per person with a glass of champagne!Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea at Castle GroveMother’s Day Lunch – 10th & 11th MarchIf you’re looking for something with a little more fuss and splendour then look no further than a Castle Grove Mother’s Day lunch. Served all day on Saturday and Sunday in our exquisite dining room, a Castle Grove lunch is the perfect way to thank that special lady in your life. Choose from a menu of traditional lunch dishes cooked to perfection by Chef Brady.Castle Grove dining room Dining at Castle GroveHome is Where The Heart IsOr perhaps Mum doesn’t want to leave her home comforts and you’re opting to help her put her feet up at home. Sign up for the Castle Grove newsletter here to receive an exclusive Chef Brady recipe right to your inbox!Mum Matters at Castle GroveSo, however you choose to celebrate the day, the most important thing is to remember of all the gifts life has to offer, a loving mother is by far the greatest. Make sure yours knows she matters this Mother’s Day. To book a table at Castle Grove for Mother’s Day or indeed any day, please call 07491 51118 now.100 ways to spoil your Mammy at Castle Grove was last modified: March 5th, 2018 by Castle GroveShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:castle grove country house hoteldiningGiftsMother’s Daylast_img read more

SA sport’s debt of gratitude to Mandela

first_img11 December 2013 Some of South Africa’s leading sports stars, past and present, have been reflecting on the contribution of former president Nelson Mandela to their sports and lives in the wake of the great man’s passing last Thursday. In September, Greg Minnaar thrilled the home crowd’s when he wore a Nelson Mandela-themed helmet on his way to being crowned mountain bike downhill champion for a third time in Pietermaritzburg. He spoke about the helmet and Mandela in a recent interview with Kevin McCullum. ‘At home in South Africa’ “The idea for the helmet came around the emotion of being back at home in South Africa at the World Champs,” Minnaar said. “His health was poor and the country was thinking of him, but he was the man who defined the nation. He was our leader, and I could think of no better tribute to him – well, apart from winning the World Champs as well, I suppose. “I told my helmet company what I wanted,” Minnaar said. “They always get the concept right. They took the quote I had chosen and wrapped it around the helmet. I chose green, gold and black, more for the colours of Nelson Mandela’s party than for the green and gold of the national colours. “I wanted it to be for him.” The quote on the helmet read: “For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” “Those words were, for me, the essence of Madiba,” said Minnaar. “He was all about sacrifice and building a new South Africa.” Springboks ‘owe thanks to Madiba’ Former Springbok captain John Smit, taking part in the golf Pro-Am at the Nelson Mandela Championship on the Mount Edgecombe Country Club course on Tuesday, spoke to Michael Vlismas about the great man after whom the tournament is named. “He did a huge amount of work in preserving the Springbok and the emblem, and I think he took a lot of criticism for it from his peers at the time,” Smit said. “A large amount of thanks is due to Madiba for what he did for the Springbok team. “The amount of time and effort he put into us, coming to see us, coming to games with us, flying over to Paris for the 2007 Rugby World Cup to wish us luck, and people will forever remember his part in the 1995 Rugby World Cup and him walking out in the number six jersey – it’s that fairytale that he created and made a reality in our country that makes us as sportsman all love him.”‘He had that common touch’ Cricket great Shaun Pollock, like Smit a former national captain, also spoke to Vlismas on Tuesday, telling him about a phone call he received from Madiba on his wedding day. “He phoned me to wish me luck,” Pollock said. “It was just after he had married Graca Machel. And when I was relieved of my captaincy duties he called me to congratulate me on how I handled the issue. “He had that common touch,” Pollock said. “He understood you from a personal perspective. He would ask you about your kids and the team and so on. It wasn’t just a courtesy call. There was always more depth to it.”‘Tremendous thanks’ Former Bafana Bafana striker Shaun Bartlett also had fond memories of Mandela. “As sportsmen we have to give tremendous thanks to him,” he said this week. “If it wasn’t for him I wouldn’t have been able to play in the United Kingdom and further my career. “And he came and attended my wedding, which remains one of the greatest days of my life,” Bartlett said. “I’m privileged and honoured to have lived in an era where Madiba changed a lot, not only for this country but the whole world.”Madiba Magic Mandela’s love of sports was well documented and for a time it seemed that every person or team that came in contact with him derived some “Madiba Magic” from the man as they went on to great successes. Most famously, in South Africa’s early days as a democracy, with his very visible backing, the Springboks won the Rugby World Cup in 1995, and Bafana Bafana were crowned champions of Africa in 1996 when South Africa hosted the Africa Cup of Nations.‘Such a humble man’ “It was amazing when he presented me with the trophy,” former Bafana Bafana captain Neil Tovey told Eyewitness News on Friday. He’s such a humble man, and I learned a lot from the experience of chatting to him and talking to him.” Remembering another occasion, Tovey added: “On the day he was inaugurated, we were playing Zambia, but he still came down to see the match. He realised how important sport was to help unify the country. “Words can’t express the deep condolences we need to express to the family and to everyone involved,” Tovey said. “Africans have lost their favourite son.”last_img read more

Stretchy Hair Ponytail Band Holders 20 Pcs – not the best quality but you get what you pay for

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IPL 2011: Miandad blames IPL for Australian cricket’s decline

first_imgHolding the cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL) responsible for Australian cricket’s decline, former Pakistan cricket captain Javed Miandad said the Australians got distracted by the big cash thrown at them by the Twenty20 league.”I believe Australia’s slump has a lot to do with their players’ association with the IPL,” Miandad told The News.”Most of their top players got a bit too distracted because of the big cash thrown at them by the IPL. They even started ignoring national duty which has really caused their downfall,” he added.The Australians, who were almost an invincible lot till about a year back, have completely slumped to disaster, which is evident from their dismal show in the recently-concluded Ashes series.Australia lost the Ashes series at home 1-3 and wilted to fifth place in the Test rankings.Miandad feels the Aussie cricketers got lured by the money-spinning IPL and did not try to resist the temptation to earn the big bucks. “All of that has really hurt the Australians, who I am sure would have not slumped like this if their players had resisted the temptation to earn big bucks that was used to lure them by the IPL,” said Miandad.According to Miandad, players like Glen McGrath, Shane Warne and Adam Gilchrist retired from Test cricket before their time so that they could earn the IPL millions, which was launched in 2008.Miandad also warned that this twenty20 league might just end up killing the Test as well as One-Day cricket altogether.advertisement”It certainly will. There is too much disparity when it comes to pays and if proper steps are not taken then top players will continue to put this league above international cricket,” said Miandad.- With PTI inputslast_img read more

Martina Hingis marries her former physician Harald Leemann in Switzerland

first_imgTennis legend Martina Hingis on Saturday announced her marriage with former sports physician Harald Leemann.Hingis, who got married on Friday, posted a picture on her Instagram account thanking family and friends for their best wishes.Hingis and Harald Leemann had been in a relationship for more than a year now and they got married in a hush-hush ceremony at the Grand Resort Bad Ragaz.”Sending greetings from our wedding from Grand Resort Bad Ragaz. Grateful to have our family and friends join us on this wonderful day!,” Hingis wrote on Instagram along with a picture with her husband.Leemann had accompanied Hingis at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Jeneiro as a personal supervisor.This is Hingis’s second marriage. She was married to the French show jumper Thibault Hutin from 2010 to 2013.Hingis, 37, once again made a major announcement through her social media account after revealing her plans to retire on her Facebook page last year.”Looking back now, it’s hard to believe that almost exactly 23 years ago I made my professional debut,” Hingis said on her Facebook page on Thursday.”The years that followed have been some of the most rewarding years of my life, both personally and professionally, but I believe the time has come for me to retire, which I will be doing after my last match here in Singapore.advertisement”I feel very lucky to have been given the opportunity to play this wonderful sport for so many years.”Tennis has always been my passion and I am extremely thankful for all the challenges, opportunities, partnerships and friendships it’s given me,” Hingis said.The retirement was Hingis’s third in a long and illustrious career during which she claimed 25 grand slam titles since her WTA Tour debut in 1994, five in singles, seven in mixed doubles and 13 in women’s doubles.The Swiss returned to the tour in 2006 and although she found more success in doubles than singles, she retired for a second time a year later after being handed a two-year ban for testing positive for cocaine.Hingis returned to the sport for a third time in 2013 and has enjoyed another successful spell of doubles tennis in the latest comeback, winning four women’s and six mixed doubles grand slam titles from 2015-17.The Swiss also spent 209 weeks as world number one and has won the season-ending WTA Finals twice in singles, three times in doubles and claimed a 2016 Olympic silver medal in women’s doubles with compatriot Timea Bacsinszky.(With Reuters inputs)last_img read more