Huge eighth inning keys Gophers past Bison

first_imgHuge eighth inning keys Gophers past BisonMinnesota took advantage of NDSU errors and its offense exploded in the eighth inning. Samuel GordonApril 26, 2012Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintThings looked bleak for the Minnesota baseball team Wednesday against North Dakota State.The Gophers played sloppy, executed poorly and struggled in the clutch all game long. As a result, they trailed 6-3 going into the eighth inning.Then the unthinkable happened: A pair of catcher’s interference calls helped spark a seven-run rally and a monster 11-7 comeback victory in front of an NDSU-record 1,791 fans.Minnesota designated hitter JT Canakes hit 3-for-5 with a pair of RBIs. Catcher Matt Halloran was 2-for-6, and Dan Olinger drove in the go-ahead run. The win is only Minnesota’s second on the road this season.“We always do really well at home,” Canakes said. “To get a win here, it’s a boost.”The Bison (29-10) roughed up Gophers starter Jordan Jess for five runs in 2.2 innings. A pair of Minnesota errors in the third inning opened the door for four runs, and NDSU nabbed a 5-2 lead.Winds in Fargo were gusting up to 30 miles an hour, and Minnesota head coach John Anderson said he thought the conditions had an effect on his team’s defensive play.Each team scored a run during the game’s middle innings, and with a 6-3 lead, the Bison brought on top-reliever Simon Anderson to close the deal. No cigar.Canakes led off the frame with a single and Kyle Geason reached on the first catcher’s interference. Matt Puhl bunted both runners into scoring position, and David Bettenburg made it a 6-4 game with an RBI single.Next, Andy Henkemeyer hit a ground ball through the infield, but a second catcher’s interference was ruled, and the Gophers capitalized on the mistake.Anderson said he had never seen catcher’s interference called that many times in one game.“The catcher was sitting up pretty close the whole game,” Anderson said. “That had an effect on the big inning we had.”Minnesota (24-19) pried the floodgates open for six more runs to shock NDSU fans and take a 10-6 lead. Reliever Drew Ghelfi subdued the Bison offense, and Minnesota held on for the win.The Gophers will welcome Iowa to Minneapolis for a three-game set this weekend. The Hawkeyes lost two of three to Penn State in their last Big Ten series.Minnesota and Michigan State are both 7-5 and in a tie for second place in the Big Ten. Iowa is in a tie for eighth with a 5-7 mark.last_img read more

DHL details supply chain risks

first_imgThe report is based on risk and incident data, as well as on the experience and insights of in-house analysts.Key supply chain disruptors in 2018 included uncertainties concerning trade flows, cyber security incidents, and climate change in combination with extreme weather conditions. Trade uncertainty increased due to disputes between the USA and other countries as well as the issue of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU.In terms of cyber security, there was a rising number of incidents involving supply chain and transport infrastructure in 2018; climate change presented a myriad of sever weather-related disruptions including wildfires, droughts and low water levels.According to the report, Resilience360 recorded the most incidents in Germany and the UK. Cargo theft, industrial fires and explosions, and train accidents were highlighted at high-impact events. In Europe, civil unrest accounted 12.9 percent of the incidents, as the ‘yellow vests’ protests in France and Belgium disrupted highways, ports, border crossings and access roads.In 2019, the report said that, in addition to ongoing global risks like international trade tensions, companies may also face additional costs and uncertainty due to raw material shortages, safety scares or tougher environmental regulations.“Modern supply chains are vulnerable. Transportation delays, theft, natural disasters, inclement weather, cyber attacks and unexpected quality issues can disrupt cargo flows, creating short-term costs and delivery challenges,” explained Shehrina Kamal, director risk intelligence at Resilience360.www.resilience360.dhl.comwww.dhl.comlast_img read more

Costs recovery ruling hits translation company

first_imgLord Justice CoulsonUpheld appeal by defendant in RTA claimRequired to interpret the line in the Civil Procedure Rules which allows recovery where sums have been ‘reasonably incurred due to a particular feature of the dispute’, the judge said: ‘Age, linguistic ability and mental wellbeing are all characteristics of the claimant regardless of the dispute. They are not generated by or linked in any way to the dispute itself.’ While the appeal itself centred mostly around counsel fees, businesses supplying the PI sector now fear collateral damage because claimants will not be able to cover the costs of using external providers. The owner of one translation company working extensively with the PI sector told the Gazette her business has outstanding invoices with a number of legal services providers but she has no idea if these will be paid.‘Since the decision of Aldred v Cham in the Court of Appeal came to light, it sunk us overnight as most of our outstanding invoices are no longer recoverable and we have to re-evaluate our position in the current market.’ The Gazette has contacted the claimant’s firm, Leeds-based True Solicitors, to ask if an appeal is being considered.Matthew Hoe, director of dispute resolution at Taylor Rose TTKW, who acted for Aldred, said the judgment promotes certainty by cutting down the scope of argument about what can be recovered – although it could reopen calls to review the level of fixed costs. A translation company owner has said she may have to pull out of the market following a Court of Appeal ruling inhibiting costs recovery. In Aldred v Cham, Lord Justice Coulson said the status of the claimant as a child, or as someone who could not speak English, was ‘nothing whatever to do with the dispute itself’. He upheld the appeal by the defendant in the RTA claim to deny recovery of disbursements for work that did not fall within the fixed recoverable costs regime. last_img read more

Writer’s Block: Come on in, the water’s fine!

first_img Share By DINA ARÉVALOPort Isabel-South Padre [email protected]’s the height of summer and crowds are flocking to our beaches every day. The unusually wet winter and spring we had have given way to sultry summer days full of bright sunshine and scorching temperatures.That hot weather and clear skies mean plenty of people are looking for ways to cool down, and while the rainy days are no longer clouding our skies, their memory has left a lasting worry in some people’s minds.What am I referring to? Well, the Rio Grande Valley wasn’t the only spot in Texas that received record-breaking deluges in May. North of us, places like Houston, Galveston and the Hill Country received enough rain to cover the entire Lone Star State in 10 feet of water. All that liquid busted a years-long drought that had been crippling our farmers and municipalities.But sometimes there can be too much of a good thing. So much water fell so fast and in such a short period of time that waterways and drainage systems couldn’t keep up. Eventually, untreated water flowed into the Gulf. And soon after that, bacteria levels in coastal waters began to spike, creating a hazard that could cause illnesses in beachgoers.People have begun to worry that the waters off South Padre Island are unsafe. On social media, questions are posted on public message boards, “How’s the water on the Island?” everyone wants to know.The water is fine. Our waters are tested at over two dozen locations across the Island and Boca Chica Beach every week. So far, all the results have been coming back green, which means the water is ok. Not only that, but the current in our corner of the Gulf flows from south to north, meaning we’re not getting any trickle down from the bacteria-positive water to our north. On the contrary, eventually, the water that flows past South Padre Island will make its way to Corpus Christi, Galveston and beyond.So fear not! Our water is clean, our beaches are beautiful and the weather is perfect. Feel free to enjoy a swim. And of course, don’t forget to enjoy your Island time as safely as possible. Always let someone know where you’re going. Don’t swim alone. Stay hydrated and use plenty of sunscreen.One last thing, be sure to make use of the numerous trash and recycling bins that have been placed by the City and the County all along the shore. It takes the efforts of all of us combined to keep our beaches the best ones in the state. Have fun out there, and when you come back in from the water, be sure to visit us online at www.portisabelsouthpadre.com.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here. RelatedWriter’s Block: Chance of ShowersBy DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press [email protected] A small rumble of thunder sounded overhead Tuesday evening. So gentle was the sound that at first I couldn’t tell if I’d heard thunder or my neighbor moving something next door. I turned on the light outside and cracked open my front door…July 14, 2017In “Editor’s Column”Writer’s Block: So Long, Farewell!By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press [email protected] Though the beats are still bumping at the beach and bayside parties, Spring Break 2017 is quickly winding down, it seems. Once again, the seasons are changing — Monday ushered in the first official day of spring with sunny skies and a warm…March 24, 2017In “Editor’s Column”Writer’s Block: Sunset MeetingsBy DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press [email protected] Earlier this week I had a late afternoon meeting on South Padre Island. As the meeting began to draw to a close, I couldn’t help but notice the increasingly golden tones of sunlight that pierced through the cracks in the blinds at the…October 21, 2016In “Editor’s Column”last_img read more

Cricket News Watch: Gautam Gambhir Wants DDCA Dissolved After Officials Engage In Fist Fight At Meeting

first_imgFormer India opener Gautam Gambhir on Sunday urged the BCCI to “dissolve” Delhi and District Cricket Association. He also tweeted a video of the incident and demanded bans for officials of the state body, who were involved in fracas during its Annual General Meeting.Gambhir, a BJP Member of Parliament, described the incident during the AGM as “shameful”.”DDCA GOES “ALL OUT” …AND DDCA IS ALL OUT FOR A SHAMEFUL DUCK. Look, how handful of crooks are making mockery of an institution. I’d urge @BCCI  @SGanguly99 @JayShah to dissolve @delhi_cricket immediately. Surely, sanctions or even a life ban for those involved,” Gambhir tweeted. New Delhi: Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) officials engaged in a fist fight during the state cricket body’s annual general meeting on Sunday. A DDCA release stated that all the members unanimously “passed the resolutions and agendas” but sources told PTI that the AGM had its share of drama. Blows were exchanged and ruling group’s joint secretary Rajan Manchanda was slapped by opposition’s Maqsood Alam during the meeting.A source said the AGM was “disrupted by supporters of general secretary Vinod Tihara after resolution 3, 4 and removal of its Ombudsman Justice (Retd) Badar Durrez Ahmed was defeated by almost 75 percent” of the members.The DDCA appointed Justice (Retd) Deepak Verma as its new Ombudsman replacing Badar, only a day after the latter asked DDCA members to exercise restraint. It was on Badar’s suggestion, that the proceedings at the AGM were video recorded.”The supporters of Vinod Tihara also manhandled MLA Shri Om Prakash Sharma and the attendance register was also snatched,” the source added.  For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more