From the Southland to the Show: August Update

first_imgCaleb Smith (Sam Houston State) – Miami MarlinsIn his second season with the Marlins, Smith is 7-4 with a 3.43 ERA through 17 starts and leads the team in wins and strikeouts (119). In the month of July, he went 4-0 and struck out 37 batters over 31 innings, including back-to-back outings with nine strikeouts to close out the month. Smith had a WHIP of 0.97 in that span, and opposing batters hit just .174 off the lefty. He punched out nine while only allowing one run on two hits over seven innings in a win over the White Sox on July 23. FRISCO, Texas – A total of 75 Southland Conference baseball alumni are currently playing professional baseball in 2019. Below is an update on all active players. Statistics are through July 31, 2019. Click on each player’s name to access updated stats. Double-ADrew Avans (Southeastern Louisiana) – Tulsa DrillersThe two-time All-Southland Conference selection was promoted on June 16 and is batting .257 with 15 runs, 12 walks, 10 RBI and 10 stolen bases. Avans has reached base in eight straight with a .300/.400/.433 slash line and six runs.Preston Beck (UT Arlington) – Frisco RoughridersIn his second season with the Rangers’ Double-A team, Beck leads the team in doubles (20), triples (3), home runs (11) and walks (42). He matched a season high of three RBI with a solo home run and a two-run single in a 5-4 win over Arkansas on July 30. Class AGrant Anderson (McNeese) – Hickory CrawdadsSince being traded and subsequently assigned to Texas’ Single-A affiliate, Anderson has enjoyed the change of scenery with a 7-4 record, eight saves and 2.81 ERA in 30 games. He is 2-0 and 3-for-3 on save opportunities with a 1.96 ERA in his last six outings. MLB Hunter Dozier (Stephen F. Austin) – Kansas City RoyalsThe 2013 Southland Conference Player and Hitter of the Year is tied for sixth among American League hitters with five triples and leads the Royals in walks (43), slugging percentage (.522) and OPS (.890). Dozier ranks second on the team with 16 home runs and third in RBI (57) and on-base percentage (.369). Over his last 15 games, the Wichita Falls, Texas, native posted an on-base percentage of .388 with 11 runs, 10 walks and 10 RBI. Triple-AJonathan Davis (Central Arkansas) – Buffalo BisonsThe three-time All-Southland Conference pick was optioned to Toronto’s Triple-A squad on July 7 after his second stint in the majors. In 57 games with Buffalo, Davis has an .881 OPS with 48 runs, 34 walks, 25 RBI, 17 doubles and nine home runs. Jonathan Dziedzic (Lamar) – Omaha StormchasersIn his fifth season with the Royals’ Triple-A team, Dziedzic is 2-2 with a 4.40 ERA in 17 games. After a brief stint on the injured list, he returned by striking out three batters over two innings in a loss to San Antonio on July 27.Louis Head (Texas State) – Oklahoma City DodgersHead was promoted to the Dodgers’ Triple-A squad on June 7 and has 14 strikeouts in 12 innings of relief for Oklahoma City. He was placed on the 7-day injured list on June 8 and began his rehab assignment in the Arizona League on July 28.Nick Heath (Northwestern State) – Omaha Storm ChasersThe two-time Southland Conference stolen bases leader was promoted to Triple-A Omaha after racking up a Double-A-best 50 stolen bases. Heath has a slash line of .333/.412/.400 with four runs in his first four games with the Storm Chasers.  Adam Moore (UT Arlington) – Nashville SoundsIn his seventh-straight season at the Triple-A level, now with the Rangers’ affiliate, the 2006 Southland Conference Newcomer of the Year is reaching base at a .342 clip with 18 RBI, 16 walks and 11 runs scored in 28 games with the Sounds.Jordan Romano (Oral Roberts) – Buffalo BisonsThe 2014 Southland Conference Relief Pitcher of the Year was placed on the 7-day injured list on July 11. Over his last 13.1 innings with the Bisons, Romano is 5-for-5 on save opportunities with a 0.68 ERA, 19 strikeouts and a 0.75 WHIP.Ty Tice (Central Arkansas) – Buffalo BisonsTice was promoted to the Blue Jays’ Triple-A squad on June 13 and is 2-0 with three saves, a 2.08 ERA and 26 strikeouts across 21.2 innings. In his last six outings, he has a 1.29 ERA and 11 strikeouts over seven innings.  Robbie Podorsky (McNeese) – Lake Elsinore StormIn his second stint with the Padres’ Advanced-A squad Podorsky was batting .289 with 21 runs, 15 walks and 12 RBI in 40 games prior to hitting the 7-day injured list on June 4. Tyler Depreta-Johnson (Houston Baptist) – Down East Wood DucksThe Third-Team All-Southland selection from 2018 appeared in three games for the Rangers’ Triple-A squad before he was assigned to the club’s Advanced-A affiliate, where he has driven in 12 runs and scored 11 runs in 42 games.Jameson Fisher (Southeastern Louisiana) – Winston-Salem DashIn his second year with the White Sox’ Advanced-A team, the 2016 Southland Conference Player of the Year ranks third in the Carolina League in doubles (24) and walks (57) and leads the team with 52 runs scored.  Bryce Johnson (Sam Houston State) – Richmond Flying SquirrelsThe two-time Southland hits leader was promoted to Double-A on June 25 and has a slash line of .278/.363/.463 through his first 31 games. Johnson has scored 18 runs while driving in 17 more. He has drawn 15 walks and swiped five bases.Nolan Riggs (Sam Houston State) – Richmond Flying SquirrelsPlaced on the 7-day injured list on April 17, Riggs had six strikeouts and three hits in 5.1 innings of scoreless relief with the Giants’ Double-A affiliate. He has struck out eight batters and only allowed three hits in 4.2 innings during his rehab assignment. Andro Cutura (Southeastern Louisiana) – Pensacola Blue WahoosThe 2014 Southland Conference wins and strikeouts leader has 35 strikeouts through 46 innings for the Twins’ Double-A affiliate. Cutura received a brief promotion to Triple-A but was re-assigned to Pensacola on June 22 and hit the 7-day injured list on July 9. Josh Green (Southeastern Louisiana) – Jackson GeneralsArizona’s No. 22 prospect was promoted to Double-A after leading the California League in wins at 9-1 and ranking second in ERA (1.73). Green is 1-1 with a 3.15 ERA and 14 strikeouts across 20 innings in his first three Double-A starts. Tate Scioneaux (Southeastern Louisiana) – Hartford Yard GoatsThe 2014 Southland Conference Tournament MVP is 1-1 with a save and has struck out 21 batters with just two walks across 13.2 innings. Scioneaux has pitched 5.2 innings of scoreless relief with eight strikeouts and a 0.71 WHIP in his last three outings.Shawn Semple (New Orleans) – Trenton ThunderSemple was promoted to the Yankees’ Double-A team on July 25 after striking out 53 batters in 66.2 innings over 13 starts at Advanced-A. In his Trenton debut, he gave up four runs on four hits while striking out three in six frames.Cole Stapler (Nicholls) – Jackson GeneralsStapler was promoted to Arizona’s Double-A squad on July 1 and is 2-0 in his first five starts with the Generals, striking out 20 batters over 29 innings. On July 27, he struck out five and allowed just one run on four hits through seven innings, matching his season long.Class A AdvancedKyle Arjona (New Orleans) – Clearwater ThreshersA member of the 2018 Southland Conference All-Tournament Team, Arjona was assigned to the Phillies’ Advanced-A affiliate on May 17 and is 1-2 with 24 strikeouts over 25.1 innings in 15 games for the Threshers.  David Fry (Northwestern State) – Wisconsin Timber RattlersIn his first year of Class A ball with the Brewers, the 2018 Southland Player of the Year leads the Midwest League in hits (106), doubles (36) and total bases (189). He leads the team in home runs (15) RBI (60), slugging percentage (.474) and OPS (.799).Tyler Gray (Central Arkansas) – Lexington LegendsThe 2018 Southland Conference Pitcher of the Year, Gray started the year with the Royals’ Single-A affiliate and is 2-4 with two saves through 22 games. He struck out a season-high four batters through three innings against Kannapolis on July 25.Reeves Martin (New Orleans) – West Virginia PowerThe 2019 Southland Conference Relief Pitcher of the Year was promoted to Seattle’s Class A affiliate on June 30 and is 1-0 with a 2.38 ERA and 16 strikeouts through 11.1 innings, while only issuing three walks.Adam Oller (Northwestern State) – Augusta Green JacketsIn his first year with the Giants’ Single-A affiliate, the 2016 Southland Conference Pitcher of the Year is 4-4 with a 3.83 ERA through 11 starts for the GreenJackets. Oller punched out a season-high eight batters through five scoreless innings against Columbia on July 10.Class A Short SeasonKwan Adkins (Northwestern State) – Salem-Keizer VolcanoesIn his first year with the Giants’  Short-A team, the 2018 Third-Team All-Southland pick has a slash line of .283/.367./.416 and has scored 23 runs in 32 games. He set career highs in hits (3), total bases (6) and RBI (4) against Eugene on July 28.Jared Biddy (Southeastern Louisiana) – Brooklyn CyclonesThe Southland Conference’s saves leader in league play in 2019 (10) was promoted to the Mets’ Short-A squad after three scoreless outings in Rookie League play. In five games with Brooklyn, Biddy still has yet to allow a run and has 12 strikeouts in 9.1 innings.Jason Blanchard (Lamar) – Tri-City Dust DevilsA Third-Team All-Southland honoree in 2019, Blanchard was signed on June 12 and assigned to the Padres’ Short-A affiliate on June 13. He has 22 strikeouts in 17 innings, including a career-high five punchouts in 3.2 scoreless frames against Salem-Keizer on July 30.Austin Briggs (McNeese) – Vermont Lake MonstersA 2018 29th-round pick by the A’s, Briggs was assigned to Oakland’s Short-A squad on June 11 and is 1-1 with a 3.32 ERA and 13 strikeouts in 19 innings. In his last seven outings, he has a 2.53 ERA and eight strikeouts through 10.2 innings.Harrison Dinicola (Texas A&M-Corpus Christi) – Batavia MuckdogsThe Second Team All-Southland selection from 2018 was assigned to the Marlins’ Short-A team on July 30 despite batting .324 with a .390 on-base percentage in Advanced-A. Dinicola is batting .232 with seven RBI and seven runs in Short-A in 2019. Tanner Driskill (Lamar) – Auburn DoubledaysThe 2018 ninth-round pick will start his second season with the Auburn Doubledays, the Nationals’ Short-A squad. Driskill struck out 21 batters in 24 innings in his rookie season in 2018. Andrew Fregia (Sam Houston State) – Aberdeen IronbirdsThe two-time All-Southland Conference selection was assigned to the Orioles’ Short-A affiliate on May 21 and is batting .244 with 10 RBI and seven runs scored in 28 games. Corey Gaconi (Southeastern Louisiana) – Brooklyn CyclonesThe 2019 Southland Conference Pitcher of the Year was promoted to Short-A Brooklyn on June 27 after holding hitters to a .200 average in four innings with Kingsport. Gaconi is 2-1 with a 3.94 ERA and nine strikeouts in 16 innings with the Cyclones.Hunter Hearn (Sam Houston State) – Williamsport CrosscuttersThe two-time All-Southland Conference honoree was signed by Philadelphia on June 20 and assigned to the Phillies’ Short-A team on June 21. Hearn is batting .188 with seven RBI and seven runs. He went 4-for-10 with three RBI in a series against Auburn July 24-25.Nathan Jones (Northwestern State) – Brooklyn CyclonesA Second-Team All-Southland pick in 2019, the fifth-round pick was signed by the Mets on June 9 and assigned to the team’s Short-A squad on June 13. In his professional debut, Jones struck out five batters over two hitless innings with just one walk on June 17.Bryan King (McNeese) – Eugene EmeraldsA recipient of the 2019 Southland Conference F.L. McDonald Postgraduate Scholarship, King was promoted to Short-A after striking out 11 over 9.1 innings without an earned run in the Rookie League. He is 0-1 with eight strikeouts in 10.1 innings for Eugene.Bernie Martinez (UIW) – Everett AquaSoxA Second-Team All-Southland selection in 2019, Martinez was promoted to Seattle’s Short-A team after going 2-0 with a 0.77 ERA and 33 strikeouts in 23.1 innings at the Rookie League level. He pitched a perfect inning of relief with a strikeout in his Everett debut.Nick Mikolajchak (Sam Houston State) – Mahoning Valley ScrappersAn 11th-round pick in the 2019 MLB Draft, Mikolajchak was promoted to the team’s Short-A affiliate after striking out 12 in six innings without an earned run in rookie ball. He is 1-0 with 15 punchouts in 10.2 innings and has still yet to allow an earned run in Short-A.Shane Selman (McNeese) – Vermont Lake MonstersThe 2017 Southland Conference Hitter of the Year was promoted to Oakland’s Short-A squad on June 30 after posting a slash line of .351/.415/.350 in the Rookie League. He is batting .134 with 10 walks and five runs in 13 games for Vermont.Bryce Tassin (Southeastern Louisiana) – Connecticut TigersA 31st-round pick by the Tigers in 2019, Tassin was promoted to Detroit’s Short-A team after going 1-1 with a 1.32 ERA at the Rookie League level. He is 1-0 through 2.1 hitless innings for Connecticut with two strikeouts and a walk.Luis Trevino (Abilene Christian) – Hudson Valley RenegadesThe 2019 Southland Conference Player of the Year was assigned to Tampa Bay’s Short-A affiliate on June 14. He is batting .275 and reaching base at a .373 clip with 12 RBI. Trevino’s first professional home run was a three-run shot in a three-hit outing on July 15.Daniel Wasinger (Southeastern Louisiana) – Hillsboro HopsA 2018 31st-round pick, Wasinger was assigned to the Diamondbacks’ Short-A squad on June 14 and has driven in 12 runs in 24 games with the Hops, including a gamewinning two-run double in a 4-3 win over Salem-Keizer on July 15.Rookie AdvancedSeth Ballew (Sam Houston State) – Orem OwlzAn undrafted free agent in 2019, Ballew was promoted to the Angels’ Rookie Advanced squad on July 11. He is 1-2 with 13 strikeouts and a .208 opponent batting average with Orem. Over his last six outings, Ballew is averaging 12.42 strikeouts per nine innings.Cody Davenport (Central Arkansas) – Idaho Falls ChukarsA Second-Team All-Southland selection and All-Tournament Team member in 2019, Davenport was signed by Kansas City on June 17 and assigned to the Royals’ Rookie Advanced team on June 18. He is 2-2 with 18 strikeouts across 15 innings. William Hancock (Central Arkansas) – Burlington RoyalsAn All-Southland Conference First Team pick in 2018, Hancock started the year with the Royals’ Rookie Advanced team. He is reaching base at a .328 clip with 12 walks, eight runs and eight RBI.Cayden Hatcher (Nicholls) – Grand Junction RockiesIn his second stint with the Rockies’ Rookie Advanced affiliate, the 2018 Southland Conference All-Tournament Team member is 2-3 with 27 strikeouts through 29.1 innings. Hatcher has allowed just one earned run in his last two outings with a 1.69 ERA and no walks.Dustin Lacaze (Texas A&M-Corpus Christi) – Missoula OspreyA 21st-round draft pick by the Diamondbacks in 2019, Lacaze was signed on June 10 and subsequently assigned to the Diamondbacks’ Rookie Advanced squad. He is 2-0 with a 3.71 ERA and 31 strikeouts through 34 innings, opposite just nine walks.Carson Maxwell (McNeese) – Missoula OspreyA Third-Team All-Southland Conference pick in 2019, Maxwell was signed by Arizona on June 10 and subsequently assigned to the Diamondbacks’ Rookie Advanced squad. He has drawn 13 walks with six RBI and seven runs in 15 games.Robie Rojas (Sam Houston State) – Rocky Mountain VibesRojas was assigned to the Brewers’ Rookie Advanced team on July 11 after batting .250 with a .348 on-base percentage, three walks and three runs scored in seven games in Double-A.Hayden Wesneski (Sam Houston State) – Pulaski YankeesThe 2019 Southland Conference strikeouts leader was signed by the Yankees on June 8 and assigned to New York’s Rookie Advanced team on June 22. Wesneski has a save and 14 punchouts through 15.1 innings in his first nine appearances.RookieAidan Anderson (McNeese) – GCL Phillies WestThe 2019 Southland Conference Tournament MVP was signed as an undrafted free agent py the Phillies on June 18 and was assigned to Philadelphia’s Rookie League team on June 24. Anderson is 1-0 with 12 strikeouts across 10.2 innings.Jordan Cannon (Sam Houston State) – GCL OriolesA Second Team All-Southland pick in 2019, Cannon was assigned to the Orioles’ Rookie League affiliate on July 29 despite posting a .762 OPS in 11 games in Short-A.Cody Grosse (Southeastern Louisiana) – AZL Mariners A Second-Team All-Southland selection in 2018, Grosse was signed by Seattle on June 10 and assigned to the Mariners’ Rookie League squad on June 17. Grosse has a slash line of .325/.379/.468 with nine RBI, 12 runs and a team-high four triples.Trayson Kubo (Stephen F. Austin) – AZL Athletics GreenA 24th-round pick in the 2019 MLB Draft, Kubo was signed by the Athletics and assigned to the team’s Rookie League affiliate on June 17. He is 0-1 with a save and 20 strikeouts in 14 innings.Alex Palmer (Stephen F. Austin) – GCL AstrosThe 2019 Southland Conference Newcomer of the Year was signed by Houston on June 12 and assigned to the Astros’ Rookie League squad on July 4. Palmer is 2-0 with a 2.08 ERA, 16 strikeouts and just one walk through 13 innings.Austin Reich (Northwestern State) – AZL Giants BlackAn undrafted free-agent signing in 2019, Reich was picked up by San Francisco on June 30 and assigned to the Giants’ Rookie League team on July 1. Reich has eight strikeouts across seven innings in seven appearances.Caleb Ricca (Northwestern State) – AZL MarinersA Third-Team All-Southland honoree in 2019, Ricca was signed by Seattle on June 17 and subsequently assigned to the Mariners’ Rookie League squad. In his first start, he went 1-for-2 with a walk, a stolen base and a run. Hunter Pence (UT Arlington) – Texas RangersThe longest-tenured active major leaguer out of the Southland Conference, the league’s 2004 Player and Hitter of the Year ranks third on the team in batting average (.295) and slugging percentage (.561). After spending a month on the injured list, Pence’s slash line over 12 games in the month of July was .302/.318/.349 with three RBI and three runs. He recorded his fourth three-hit performance of the season in the month’s finale against Seattle, including a double and an RBI single in the 9-7 victory.Jace Peterson (McNeese) – Baltimore OriolesIn his second stint with the Orioles, the two-time First Team All-Southland pick is batting .240 with three RBI and three runs scored in six games since having his contract selected on July 25. In his first game with the big-league squad, he delivered a two-run single in extra innings of a 10-8 victory over the Angels. Prior to his call-up, Peterson had a 12-game hit streak and led the team in triples (5) and walks (46). He had a slash line of .313/.398/.512, along with 46 RBI, 58 runs scored, 25 doubles and 10 home runs. Ryan Tepera (Sam Houston State) – Toronto Blue JaysAfter missing the first three weeks of the season with right elbow inflammation, Tepera pitched 11 innings out of the bullpen and picked up two holds before returning to the IL on May 21 with elbow impingement. He had elbow surgery on May 29 and was expected to begin long tossing on July 29. Over his five-year big-league tenure with the Blue Jays, he is 12-11 with a 3.65 ERA, 38 holds and 10 saves. Tepera has punched out 198 batters over 204.2 innings and boasts a .220 opponent batting average.Jose Trevino (Oral Roberts) – Texas RangersThe two-time All-Southland pick is set for his second stint with the Rangers after the major-league club recalled the catcher on August 1. Trevino was batting .229 with 22 RBI and 16 runs in 39 games with Texas’ Triple-A affiliate in Nashville, closing out his minor-league run with RBI doubles in each of his last two games. He is expected to share catching duties with Jeff Mathis. Trevino was 2-for-8 with three RBI in three games for the Rangers in 2018.  Addison Russ (Houston Baptist) – Reading Fightin PhilsRuss has appeared in an Eastern League-high 43 games in his first year with the Phillies’ Double-A affiliate, striking out 65 batters in 44.2 innings with 17 saves. Since June 1, he is 11-for-11 on save opportunities with 35 strikeouts and just two walks in 23 innings. Paul Goldschmidt (Texas State) – St. Louis CardinalsThe two-time Southland Conference Hitter of the Year (2008-09) leads the club in hits (104), home runs (25) and walks (48) and ranks among the top three on the team in runs (66), RBI (58), slugging percentage (.478) and OPS (.819). Goldschmidt led the National League in home runs (11), RBI (27) and slugging percentage (.725) for the month of July and closed out the month on a nine-game hit streak in which he slugged seven home runs and drove in 14 runs.Chi Chi Gonzalez (Oral Roberts) – Colorado RockiesIn his first year in the Colorado organization, the 2013 Southland Conference Pitcher of the Year is 0-3 in four starts for the Rockies. Gonzalez was recalled for his third major-league stint on July 27 and gave up three runs on five hits in 5.2 innings against Cincinnati. He has split time with the Rockies’ Triple-A affiliate in Albuquerque, where he is 4-5 with 76 strikeouts over 87 innings this season. Gonzalez is 4-11 in three seasons in the big leagues after going 4-8 with the Texas Rangers in 2015 and 2016.Kyle Keller (Southeastern Louisiana) – Miami MarlinsKeller earned his big-league call-up on August 1 after going 2-3 and 64 strikeouts in 48.1 innings across 33 appearances in his second stint with the Marlins’ Triple-A team. His nine saves were second on the team. From May 24-July 31, Keller was 9-for-10 on save opportunities with 43 strikeouts over 27.2 innings. He recorded a season-high five strikeouts on four occasions, most recently over two innings against Round Rock on July 20. Wade Miley (Southeastern Louisiana) – Houston AstrosThe 2008 Southland Conference strikeouts leader has provided much-needed depth to the Astros rotation with a 9-4 record and 3.06 ERA through 22 starts. Miley ranks third on the squad in wins, innings pitched (126.2) and strikeouts (106). The Hammond, La., native went 3-0 in the month of July with a 2.03 ERA and three quality starts, including a season-long eight-inning outing on July 23 against Oakland. Batters are hitting just .217 off Miley this season.Ryan O’Hearn (Sam Houston State) – Kansas City RoyalsIn his second year with the Royals, O’Hearn is batting .178 with 26 walks, 20 RBI and 19 runs in 61 games. He was optioned to Kansas City’s Triple-A affiliate in Omaha but was recalled after posting a .979 OPS with 28 RBI, 20 runs and nine home runs in 35 games with the Storm Chasers. O’Hearn wrapped up his tenure in the minors with a hit in 19 of his last 21 games, including seven multi-hit performances and two games with a pair of home runs.  Mac Sceroler (Southeastern Louisiana) – Daytona TortugasThe two-time First-Team All-Southland pick was promoted to the Reds’ Advanced-A team to start the year and is 4-2 with 90 strikeouts in 79.2 innings. Sceroler has a 2.12 ERA, a 0.88 WHIP and 18 strikeouts over 17 innings in his last three starts.Will Vest (Stephen F. Austin) – Lakeland Flying TigersVest was assigned to Detroit’s Advanced-A squad after going 2-4 with 25 strikeouts in 27 innings at Double-A. He is 1-1 with a 1.08 ERA and a pair of saves with Lakeland and has tossed 8.2 scoreless innings with a 0.69 WHIP and 14 strikeouts since July 17.Bryan Warzek (New Orleans) – Rancho Cucamonga QuakesThe two-time All-Southland Conference pick has sat down 47 batters on strikes through 43.1 innings in 25 games with the Dodgers’ Advanced-A affiliate.  Colton Turner (Texas State) – Charlotte KnightsIn his third stint with the White Sox’ Triple-A squad, Turner is 3-4 with 89 strikeouts across 80 innings in 29 appearances. In his last four outings, he has a 1.13 ERA and 10 strikeouts over eight innings while allowing just one earned run. Collin Kober (McNeese) – Modesto NutsKober is 2-1 with a 3.11 ERA and 78 strikeouts through 55 innings in his second season with the Mariners’ Advanced-A team. He has 34 punchouts and a 2.45 ERA in his last 25.2 innings, including matching a season high with four strikeouts on two occasions. Aaron Hernandez (Texas A&M-Corpus Christi) – Inland Empire 66ersA 2018 third-round selection by the Angels, Hernandez has struck out 61 batters in 53 innings across 15 outings for Anaheim’s Advanced-A team. He has punched out eight batters in five innings since moving to the bullpen on July 24.last_img read more

“The hangover copera is very good”

first_imgA few days after the elimination of the Copa del Rey, the Tenerife think back to the league, although for Rubén Baraja, the conclusions of what happened on Tuesday, are positive. “The hangover copera is very good,” said the coach in the press room. “We are prepared to compete well, we have been competing for two or three weeks. The advantage is that we do not travel and I have not seen very high fatigue rates,” he added. About him Sporting, his rival this Friday, said he was designed “to be up and have the possibility of being with the best. We are in the middle of the season and there is time to recover points,” he said. “The opponent has quality, decisive and high level players, from the goal to the strikers. We will have to make a very complete match to win.”He was asked Deck of cards because of the special duel, since worked in Gijón in the past. “There are more positive than negative things in my stage there. We arrived in a complicated situation, with the team in the middle of the table, but we recovered our self-esteem and got fourth at the end of the League, even fighting the direct promotion. In the second year, the results did not accompany and things did not go well, but the experience was brutal, “he said.With respect to the possible eleven, Mr. Mister is confident he can count on everyone, despite the logical fatigue. Who could return after several months injured is Ramón Miérez, who is already in the final stretch of his recovery. “We will have to see how it feels good and the workloads,” he said. Who will not play is Carlos Ruiz for being sanctioned One of the good consequences that the duel left before him Athletic it was the great atmosphere in the stands of Heliodorus. “I would like 18,000 to come again even if it seems like a utopia,” the coach wanted. “The team gave people things to be excited about. It is what we have to stay with. The fans are very important to us. We play a fairly good extension and the players feel that energy when they come. I am convinced that those who come they will do it with great desire to cheer. “last_img read more

Inter to sue La Liga boss over Modric comments

first_img0Shares0000Real Madrid’s Croatian midfielder Luka Modric prepares to kick the ball during the Santiago Bernabeu Trophy football match between Real Madrid and AC Milan in Madrid on August 11, 2018. © AFP / GABRIEL BOUYSMILAN, Italy, Aug 17 – Inter Milan said Friday they were ready to sue Spanish football league president Javier Tebas over comments he made concerning the Italian team’s bid to sign Real Madrid’s Croatian star Luka Modric this summer.“Inter Milan announces that it will take legal action against Mr Javier Tebas in relation to statements made today to the press,” the northern Italian club said in a statement. In a media rant Tebas criticised clubs such as Inter, Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City and claimed he had doubts whether the Italian club had the cash to buy midfielder Modric.“You’ll need to ask why state-owned clubs exist as they are inflating the market when they buy players,” said Tebas.The La Liga chief also said he wanted to look at how Italian champions Juventus paid 100 million euros to buy Cristiano Ronaldo from Real earlier this summer.“Regarding Inter, the offer made for Modric is trickery. The affair of PSG for Neymar is cheating.”The Italian League said they were “surprised and bitter” at Tebas’s “completely unfounded” comments.Midfielder Modric, 33, inspired Croatia to the World Cup final last month and was named the player of the tournament.He had been touted for a move to Italy but opted instead to extend his six-year stay with Real Madrid after securing a salary rise.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


first_imgThe closure of up to four obstetric units including Letterkenny General Hospital is mooted in a confidential report commissioned by the HSE.Letterkenny HospitalThe units at Ballinasloe, Castlebar, Sligo and/or Letterkenny could close as part of a reconfiguration of maternity services in the two regions, according to options set out in the politically explosive report, seen by The Irish Times.While the HSE says no decisions have been made yet, the study by consultants the Health Partnership makes it clear that “significant changes” are needed in the way services are delivered. The development of midwife-led units, either alongside obstetric units or on a standalone basis, is recommended in the study.A system of centralised booking for expectant mothers, which would see women directed to the appropriate centre for care “based on admission criteria”, as well as the rotation of staff through each area, are also recommended.Fianna Fáil health spokesman Marc MacSharry, who raised the issue in the Seanad yesterday, said the report confirmed that the HSE was strongly considering dramatically downgrading maternity services.“There are reports that plans are already under way to shut down the maternity unit at Portiuncula as soon as the local and European elections are over, and transfer patients to University Hospital Galway, ” he said. “For the Government to keep this major change to our local health services a secret until after polling day is deeply cynical and deeply unfair to expectant mothers who are due their babies at Portiuncula very soon. “If these plans go ahead, it would amount to a major downgrading of obstetrician-led maternity services in this region. It is completely unacceptable to consider shutting down the maternity unit in Sligo and forcing expectant mothers to travel hours to Letterkenny or Galway city to see an obstetrician.”LETTERKENNY MATERNITY UNIT ONE OF FOUR ON LIST WHICH COULD BE CLOSED was last modified: May 14th, 2014 by StephenShare 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)last_img read more


first_imgHere is a short preview of the fantastic Donegal expedition team, driving on the death road in Bolivia, and scaling a volcano to 17,551ft, 351ft higher than the boys on Top Gear!It must have been a nervy journey, well done lads. 🙂 Just click on the video above to play and watch the remarkable feats achieved by the Donegal lads.DDTV: WATCH DONEGAL MEN SCALE VOLCANO AND DRIVE ON WORLD’S MOST DANGEROUS ROAD was last modified: June 7th, 2014 by StephenShare 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:Featuresnewslast_img read more

Currency futures market tops R100bn

first_img21 October 2009The value of currency futures contracts traded on the JSE’s Currency Derivatives Market recently broke through the R100-billion mark, with trading volumes in contract terms having exceeded 11-billion since the product’s inception.“These figures attest to growing market awareness of these derivatives as a currency risk management tool,” the JSE said in a statement this week. “In fact, despite the economic downturn, growth has been phenomenal, with volumes surging approximately 106% year-on-year.”Because currency derivatives are used not only for hedging purposes, but also for trading and speculating, a wide variety of clients can avail themselves of these effective products.“Currency futures will be used for trading, hedging and speculating,” Yield-X’s Warren Geers said at the launch in March 2007. “Participants will be able to take a view on where the currency is moving to, and protect themselves by buying or selling currency futures.”Trading currency futuresFormer Finance Minister Trevor Manuel gave the JSE the go-ahead to launch the market in his Budget speech in February 2007, saying it would “deepen SA’s financial markets and increase liquidity in the local foreign exchange market”.Individuals and foreigners are allowed to trade currency futures without limits, while pension funds and long-term insurance companies can trade subject to their 15% foreign allocation allowance, and asset managers and registered collective investment schemes subject to their 25% foreign allocation limit.Corporates and trusts are not allowed to trade currency futures unless they have a valid exchange control approval number or approval from the South African Reserve Bank.The JSE chose Yield-X as the platform for the market because of the link between currencies and interest rates. The Yield-X platform “will ensure that only standardised contracts will be traded on a fully electronic platform, resulting in guaranteed settlement, a transparent dealing environment and true price discovery,” said Geers at the time.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

‘New broadband era’ as WACS lands

first_img20 April 2011The much-anticipated West Africa Cable System (WACS) linking southern Africa and Europe arrived at Yzerfontein in the Western Cape on Tuesday, promising to double South Africa’s broadband capacity.“The 14 000km long fibre optic submarine cable system will effectively raise South Africa’s current broadband capacity by over 500 Gigabits per second (Gbps),” Telkom said in a statement.“Spanning the west coast of Africa and terminating in the United Kingdom, WACS will enable seamless connectivity into the rest of Europe and America.”In addition to complementing existing high-bandwidth cable systems in the region, as well as supplying first-time fibre connectivity to several west African countries, WACS will provide much-needed diversity for large-volume broadband traffic from South Africa to Europe.The US$650-million submarine cable, which has been under construction since 2009, is an initiative of the WACS Consortium, whose South African members consist of Broadband Infraco, MTN, Telkom, Neotel and Vodacom.The cable also boasts 15 established terminal stations en route, and will reduce the cost to connect the west coast of Africa into the high-speed global telecommunications network for years to come.It is designed to support present and future internet, e-commerce, data, video and voice services while also making use of dense wavelengths division multiplexing (DWDM) technology, which enables bi-directional communications over one strand of fibre as well as multiplication of capacity.“Its design of 4 fibre pair and 128 wavelength technology make WACS the largest cable system to ever land in sub-Saharan Africa,” said Angus Hay of Neotel, co-chair of the WACS management committee. “WACS will meet the demand for capacity well into the first quarter of the 21st century.”Telkom’s Casper Chihaka said that various reasons had led to the choice of Yzerfontein as landing point for WACS and to allocating the responsibility to land the cable in South Africa to Telkom.“All submarine cables that enter South Africa are located at either Melkbosstrand or Mtunzini, thus effectively two international fibre gateways. Events such as earthquakes or even a large ship dragging its anchor have seen several cables being cut,” Chihaka said.“South Africa needs a third international fibre gateway to reduce the risk of complete isolation from the rest of the world.”Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Offering to Refund Full Money to Banks, Vijay Mallya Asks to Stop “Stole” Narrative

first_imgFugitive liquor baron Vijay Mallya took to Twitter to claim that he is not a defaulter and he is ready to pay back the entire principal amount of the loans that he owes to Indian banks. In his tweets, he also appealed to stop the narrative that he has stolen the money.His tweets have come out a few days before the expected ruling of London based Westminster Magistrate’s Court, scheduled for Dec 10, on his plea against his extradition to India. But he has insisted that his offer and extradition decision are separate issues.“Respectfully to all commentators, I cannot understand how my extradition decision or the recent extradition from Dubai and my settlement offer are linked in any way. Wherever I am physically, my appeal is “Please take the money”. I want to stop the narrative that I stole money,” said Mallya in his tweet.Respectfully to all commentators, I cannot understand how my extradition decision or the recent extradition from Dubai and my settlement offer are linked in any way. Wherever I am physically,my appeal is “Please take the money”. I want to stop the narrative that I stole money— Vijay Mallya (@TheVijayMallya) December 6, 2018 Mallya said in a series of tweets that he offered to pay back the amount since 2016 but the offer was refused.“I see the quick media narrative about my extradition decision. That is separate and will take its own legal course. The most important point is public money and I am offering to pay 100% back. I humbly request the Banks and Government to take it. If payback refused, WHY ?” he tweeted.Many media reports have seen Mallya’s offer as a ripple effect of the extradition of a British businessman, Christian Michel, an alleged middleman in the Agusta Westland chopper deal. Michel was extradited to India from UAE recently.However, Mallya refuted these speculations while saying that his offer of payback dates to 2016.“Usual nonsense! I have made settlement offers since 2016,” he tweeted. He also claimed in his tweets that he didn’t borrow money from Indian banks, it was Kingfisher Airlines, which took the money.“With respect where have I defrauded Banks? I did not borrow a single rupee. The borrower was Kingfisher Airlines. Money was lost due to a genuine and sad business failure. Being held as guarantor is not fraud,” Mallya tweeted. Talking about the failure of now-defunct airline Kingfisher Airlines, Mallya said, “Airlines struggling financially partly becoz of high ATF prices. Kingfisher was a fab airline that faced the highest ever crude prices of $ 140/barrel. Losses mounted and that’s where Banks money went. I have offered to repay 100 % of the Principal amount to them. Please take it.”He also said that his liquor company United Breweries has contributed thousands of crores to the state exchequer over the years. He said that Kingfisher Airline also contributed but it sadly failed.For three decades running India’s largest alcoholic beverage group, we contributed thousands of crores to the State exchequers. Kingfisher Airlines also contributed handsomely to the States. Sad loss of the finest Airline but still I offer to pay Banks so no loss. Please take it.— Vijay Mallya (@TheVijayMallya) December 5, 2018 Mallya faces allegations that his Kingfisher Airline defaulted on loans and interest in 2010 and owes Rs 9,000 crore to a consortium of 17 Indian Banks.The Indian government is seeking his extradition after he fled to the United Kingdom in 2016. Related Itemslast_img read more

Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya, Bhopal invites application for recruitment for 127 posts

first_imgRajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya (RGPV), Bhopal has invited applications for various teaching and non-teachig posts. RGPV, which was formed in the year 1998 by the Madhya Pradesh Vidhan Sabha Act 13, 1998, offers full time and online courses at graduation and postgraduation levels. They specialise in fields like Management, Forensic Science, Fashion, Engineering, Space Sciences, Social Work, Nanotechnology, Communication and Pharmacy.VACANCIESTotal Posts: 127Name of the posts:Lecturer – 26Assistant Professor – 49Associate Professor – 31Professor – 10Director – 1HOD – 3TPO – 1Principal – 1Librarian – 2PTI – 1Assistant Librarian – 1Dy. Director Sports – 1Pay Scale: For Post-Wise pay scale details, please refer to the official notificationEducational Qualification: Applicants must have cleared  first class Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in relevant branch of Engineering/Technology and for the Head of Department post, he/she must have cleared Bachelor’s and Masters degree of appropriate branch in Engineering/Technology with first class or equivalent.Selection Procedure: An interview and a written test would be conducted to shortlist candidates.HOW TO APPLY A. Application Fee: Rs 1000 through demand draftB. Candidates who are interested may fill in the online application form the official website and then send the hard copy of the form along with other relevant documents ‘The Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya, Airport Bypass Road, Gandhi Nagar, Bhopal -462033’.C. Important Dates: Last date for the submitting the application is October 20, 2014.last_img read more

Ashish Nehra draws emotional tributes from Yuvraj Singh, VVS Laxman after SRH’s IPL triumph

first_img“Nehra ji is an inspiration,” says his former teammate VVS Laxman who was also the mentor of newly crowned Indian Premier League champions Sunrisers Hyderabad.The 37-year-old fast bowler was missing in the Sunrisers camp at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium on Sunday when his teammates were basking in glory after clinching their maiden IPL title. (Watch! Yuvraj Singh celebrates with Hazel Keech after Sunrisers Hyderabad lift maiden IPL title) Nehra pulled out of the tournament after he suffered a leg injury during Sunrisers’ game against Kings XI Punjab on May 15. Notably, the veteran pacer missed four matches in the first half of the season owing to groin injury. ‘GREAT LEADER WITHIN THE GROUP’Nevertheless, Nehra, who had spearheaded the most lethal bowling attack of the tournament, was treated with a warm tribute from the team mentor. (Five reasons why RCB lost IPL 2016 final)Laxman shed light on how important Nehra’s contribution was to the team during their title winning campaign. “I was in touch with him before coming to the ground. He is an important part of the Sunrisers family.”He is not only a senior player, but also a great leader within the group. Nehraji is an inspiration,” Laxman told ji had a successful operation last night in London.Wishing him a speedy recovery???@BCCI @SunRisers #OrangeArmy VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) May 25, 2016’ROLE MODEL TO YOUNGSTERS’Laxman heaped praise on the pacer saying he was a role model for youngsters in the team. Nehra did his job whenever he wore the orange jersey taking nine wickets at an average of 22.11. (Also read: India’s future safe in Virat Kohli’s hands, says Warner)advertisement”To make a comeback at this age and do well for the Indian team and now for Sunrisers, you are a role model to a lot of youngsters and I’m sure a lot of them would learn from your story.”‘THIS ONE IS FOR YOU, NEHRA JI’Also, Yuvraj SIngh, who went berserk after clinching his maiden IPL title, took to Instagram to acknowledge Nehra’s contribution. “This one for you Nehra ji we miss you!,” the all-rounder wrote.Sunrisers’ pace battery garnered a lot of attention during the season which saw the likes of Virat Kohli and David Warner make merry. The small-sized grounds and flat decks did not stop the SRH bowlers from making a big impact. NEHRA 2.0 – LEADER, MENTORBhuvneshwar Kumar took over the responsibility of leading the attack after Nehra bowed out and went to become the highest wicket-taker in the season with 23 victims under his belt. The Purple Cap holder also credited Nehra saying the tips he got from the veteran seamer helped him outsmart batsmen.”When you are bowling together there are little things, like how you set the field, what is the strength of which batsman and so how do you bluff him – little things like that which he talked about which has helped,” Bhuvneshwar had said.Since making is comeback for Team India earlier this year Nehra picked 18 wickets and emerged as one of the most economical T20 bowlers across the Australia tour, Asia Cup T20 and the ICC World T20. Nehra also impressed with his ability to mentor youngsters. Before Bhuvneshwar, it was Jasprit Bumrah, who got the opportunity to rub shoulders with the skilful bowler.Nehra would be hoping he recovers quickly and continues his succesful second innings which started when he finished fourth on the wicket-takers list in season 8 with the Chennai Super Kings.last_img read more