The 2019 wave of relievers figures to be similarly potent, and already several have distinguished themselves. The group includes Marlins right-hander Nick Anderson, Padres right-hander Trey Wingenter and Mariners right-hander Ryan Sadzeck.MORE: Watch ‘ChangeUp,’ a new MLB live whiparound show on DAZNHere’s a list of the top fastball velocities, via Statcast, of rookie relief pitchers. Their 2019 ERA and FIP marks are also included, though early season small sample noise makes those statistics somewhat fluky.Rookie relief pitcherAverage fastball velocityERAFIPTrey Wingenter (Padres)96.6 mph3.274.12Josh James (Astros)96.5 mph7.115.64Connor Sadzeck (Mariners)96.4 mph1.131.99Ty Buttrey (Angels)96 mph0.751.20Yoan López (Diamondbacks)95.9 mph0.964.08Nick Anderson (Marlins)95.5 mph2.452.30Of course, fastball velocity does not mean everything. Plenty of MLB pitchers without proper control have wasted their heat and not established a lasting big-league career. Others with relatively low velocity but enough other positive qualities have still become elite. In general, though, hard fastballs portend better pitching results and elevated strikeout rates.At least one or two of the above relief pitchers should solidify into dependable late-game options.Anderson in particular stands out, not just because his raw stuff is complemented by on-field results, but also because his strong heater is paired with a devastating slider. Through 11 appearances this year, Anderson has struck out 18 batters per nine innings.Though he’s started the season in low-leverage roles (as many rookie relief pitchers do), he’s pushing for greater responsibilities. It’s possible he becomes Miami’s setup man or closer in a short time. After all, right-hander Sergio Romo has a 6.75 ERA at the back of the Marlins’ bullpen, and he might not be trusted in save situations much longer. Tayron Guerrero is seemingly another option, but he struggled with control as a rookie in 2018.FOLLOW SPORTING NEWS MLB ON INSTAGRAMElsewhere, Wingenter appears a potential stud behind Kirby Yates and Craig Stammen. He posted absurd strikeout rates throughout his minor league career, and he has carried that trait to MLB, striking out 12.1 per nine innings in 33 career appearances.Like Anderson, Wingenter is purely a fastball-slider guy at this point, but that combination has proved effective. Opponents are whiffing on the slider 61 percent of the time in the early going this year. Most baseball fans are unfamiliar with the relief pitchers who break onto the MLB scene each season. Increasingly, these bullpen arms come equipped with high-90s fastballs and knee-buckling breaking pitches, but their status as low-end prospects often shields them from the scrutiny of their more prominent rookie counterparts.Last year, breakthrough relief pitchers included Lou Trivino (A’s), Seranthony Dominguez (Phillies) and Richard Rodriguez (Pirates), each of whom brought little to no fanfare to the league but quickly became essential members of their respective teams. This year, they’re entrenched in late-inning roles. Sadzeck, meanwhile, offers a curveball and sinker in addition to the fastball-slider combo, though he’s cut back on those secondary pitches in recent weeks. He’s struck out 10.13 batters per nine innings this year and delivered the second-best ERA and FIP of the group.All six hard-throwing rookie relief pitchers are worth watching as the campaign progresses. They’re bound to provide fans a jolt — either from lockdown performances or because they can’t find the strikezone.In any case, the newest crop of bullpen weapons figures to be just as potential-filled as the last.
Tag: 上海千花网没了吗 Ten South West women golfers are chasing their dream
Ten amateur golfers are one step closer to playing with a star of the European Tour after qualifying for the national final of Bridgestone’s Chase Your Dream Trophy, run in partnership with England Golf. They came through the women’s South West regional qualifier at Tehidy Park Golf Club, Cornwall, where Tricia Folland (pictured) led the way with a net score of two-over 75. Tricia, from Burnham & Berrow Golf Club, Somerset, goes forward to the final in England Golf Week at Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire, in August, alongside: Judy Ryder of West Cornwall Golf Club; Rebekah Hobell of Broadstone Golf Club, Dorset; Eileen Martin of Cotswold Hills Golf Club, Gloucestershire; Barbara Smyth of Cleeve Cloud Golf Club, Gloucestershire; Debbie Ricketts of Parkstone Golf Club, Dorset; Georgina Wrixon of Ashley Wood Golf Club, Dorset; Maureen Salome of Budock Vean Golf Club, Cornwall; Anne Woodger of Fingle Glen Golf Club, Devon; and Sue Williams of The Kendleshire Golf Club, Gloucestershire. They’ll compete against qualifiers from five other regional finals and the overall winner will be England’s female Handicap Golfer of the Year. The top nine players in the field will play in the pro-am of the Bridgestone Challenge, the English leg of The Challenge Tour, at Luton Hoo on 6 September. They’ll be joined by the top nine players from the companion men’s championship, making up a total of six teams in the pro-am. The most successful of these teams will go on to the pro-am of the British Masters, supported by Sky Sports, at Close House in Northumberland later in the same month, playing with a star of The European Tour. The Bridgestone Chase your Dream Trophy is an annual event open to members of England Golf’s 1,900 affiliated clubs and features separate competitions for men and women. Last season, England Golf and Bridgestone worked together to run a similar event for club golfers called the Driveguard Trophy. It made a dream come true for South West players Zack Rosen, Carl Broomfield and Peter Carr. The trio eventually found themselves as guests of Bridgestone at the British Masters supported by Sky Sports, playing alongside 2010 US Open winner Graeme McDowell. Click here for full scores from the South West regional final. 4 May 2017 Ten South West women golfers are chasing their dream
Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, August 25, 2017 – Providenciales – The Deputy Premier and Minister of Border Control and Employment, Hon. Sean R. Astwood last week spent time engaging with leaders of the larger migrant communities as a lead up to his Ministry’s crack down on the illegal population residing in the Turks and Caicos Islands.On Tuesday August 8th, Hon. Astwood met with Consul representatives of the Philippines, Jamaica and Haiti prior to his meeting of Thursday August 10th when he brought together pastors of the Haitian Community, to discuss the current Immigration and Border Control initiatives in the TCI that were recently announced on July 26th in the House of Assembly when it last convened.Since the Deputy Premier’s announcement of tighter controls and improved enforcement of the Immigration law, there has been much speculation and mischief-making and the purpose those meetings were to provide factual information that the representatives could disseminate to persons in their respective communities.During the meetings which were hosted at the Office of the Premier in Providenciales, Hon. Astwood, who was also Acting Premier and Minister of Finance, Investment and Trade at the time, briefed the attendees on the aims of his ministry to regularize immigration in the Turks and Caicos Islands and further assured them that the intention of this ongoing initiative is to ensure that everyone in the country is here legally and that all laws of the country are being upheld.The Deputy Premier noted that it is important for us as a Government and as a country to do all within our power, guided by our legal frameworks, to ensure the safety and security of all persons that live, work and visit here, and further provided information to the those present on what persons can expect after the deadline of August 14th, 2017.Hon. Astwood informed of his approach to Immigration from a border control standpoint, with the intent to ensure that all persons living in the country have valid statuses to do so. Towards this end, the Immigration Task Force, in conjunction with the Royal Turks & Caicos Islands Police Force would perform stop and search operations, and persons found to not be in possession of a valid TCI status will be detained and processed. While some deportation is anticipated, the Department will be keen to look at each case on an individual basis to ensure that persons falling outside of the intended target objective are not disadvantaged by the operations, and that all others are either repatriated or charged and deported in which case they too will be added to the Immigration Stop List.The Deputy Premier impressed upon his audience the need for persons to utilize the time given to either regularize themselves, or to leave the country voluntarily, as this would permit re-entry at a later date, through legal means once approved to do so.When asked for his views on the success of the meetings, Hon. Astwood stated:“I am confident that the meetings provided a platform to not only address the migrant communities concerns regarding my Ministry’s ongoing initiatives but it also gave opportunity to share this Government’s vision and expectations of the migrant population that remain amongst us with the hope that the Consuls and Pastors, as leaders within their own right, will provide clarity to persons in their communities and further encourage them to abide here following all of the laws of our country.”Hon. Astwood also, during the meetings, reiterated the need for all persons to work together to protect the borders and people of the Turks and Caicos Islands. He stated:“Illegal migration threatens the lives and livelihood of our people. My Ministry and this Government will continue to work diligently to enforce the laws of this land for the protection of our people and the preservation of our Country.”“Make no mistake, we welcome persons from all nationalities to legally enter and reside in TCI and while your main concern is your people, please know that these measures are not just towards some, but they apply to all persons and nationalities that choose to visit, work or live amongst us.”This Immigration initiative is just the beginning of a long term goal to restore balance and order in the Turks & Caicos Islands. Many of our laws are not being adhered to and we intend to change that.”The meetings also revealed that new policies and frameworks are on the horizon and will be introduced to the public within coming months as it relates to work permits, border enforcement and improvements in processing and other operational policies and procedures.The deadline to regularize expired on August 15th, which was Tuesday of this week and joint law enforcement operations commenced as planned. As such, activities are deemed sensitive, reports on the outcomes will be given on a need-to-know basis, as will be determined by the participatory agencies in the exercises, and only in the interest of maintaining national security.Press Release: TCIG
Tag: 上海千花网没了吗 Lightning strikes kill 8 in four districts
Lightning. File photoEight people were killed in lightning strikes in Sirajganj, Sunamganj, Magura and Rangamati districts on Sunday, reports UNB.According to reports reaching the UNB news desk, Shamsul Mondol, 57, and his son Arman Ali, 17, of Kazipur upazila in Sirajganj were killed when a streak of thunderbolt struck them while working on their peanut field at a char along the Jamuna River.In another incident, Abdul Quader, 37, son of Aher Monadol of Pestak Kura village, was killed in a lightning strike while cutting paddy on his field amid rain, said Kamarkhand police station officer-in-charge Abu Oabida.In Magura, three people were killed by lightning strikes in separate places of the district.The deceased are Alam, 35, of Bulugram, Shibananda, 40, of Araisat village and Mehedi, 18, of Sadar upazila.Alam and Shibananda were killed when a thunderbolt hit them during rains while Mehedi died as he fell from an electric pole after being hit by a thunderbolt while working.In Rangamati, Mansura Begum, 32, of Baghaichhari upazila, was killed in a lightning strike while bringing back home her cattle from field around 10:00am, said Baghaichhari police station officer-in-charge Amir Hossain.In Sunamganj, Liton Mia, 30, a farmer of Syedpur village in Sadar upazila, was killed when a thunderbolt struck him while working on his cropland around 8:30 am.
Tag: 上海千花网没了吗 Across Texas Dangerous Animals Arent Widely Tracked
Conroe Police Department/FacebookFriday, April 22nd, the Conroe Police Department received a report of a tiger wandering the area of Coral Cove Pass near Longmire and League Line. Animal control officers were able to locate and capture the animal.The baby tiger, who weighs just over a hundred pounds, doesn’t belong to Cody Tibbitts.It also doesn’t belong roaming the streets of Conroe — which is precisely what it did after Tibbitts left it, unsecured, at a friend’s house amid last week’s floods.“It’s not mine, legally — it’s someone else’s, legally,” Tibbitts told KHOU-TV on Saturday. “We just don’t know who has the paperwork.”When Tibbitts, worried about rising waters, decided to leave the Houston area on Thursday, he claims he arranged for a “transporter” to take the tiger back to her original owner, “to see if he could house her, for, you know, X amount of days, until I could get her back.” But no one showed up, and the tiger named Nahla quickly took to the streets, still wearing her collar and leash.“I think a gate was opened, or — I don’t really know,” said Tibbitts, who could not be reached for comment for this story.The Humane Society of the United States has offered to take Nahla to an animal sanctuary, but Katie Jarl, the Texas state director, says she hasn’t heard back from Conroe police. It’s unclear who currently has custody of the tiger — that same police department did not return multiple calls from The Texas Tribune on Monday. Eventually, a judge will decide where the tiger belongs.In the meantime, it’s not even clear whether a crime was committed. Keeping a tiger as a pet is illegal in Conroe, according to city ordinances, but perfectly fine in Montgomery County, which surrounds the city. If the tiger’s true owner lives outside the city limits, the Conroe regulations may not have teeth.The whole debacle has unearthed a unique complication: There are few statewide regulations regarding “dangerous wild animals.” That category, according to the Texas Health and Safety Code, includes lions, tigers and bears, as well as cheetahs, hyenas and gorillas. For the most part, it’s up to individual counties and municipalities to decide whether to ban such animals. State law simply requires that owners alert their local animal control offices so that they can be prepared if the animals escape.Skip Trimble, who sits on the board of directors for the Texas Humane Legislation Network, which advocates for the humane treatment of animals, said most of his organization’s efforts are focused on making sure even that basic requirement isn’t overturned.“We’ve been more or less fighting bad bills rather than creating anything new,” Trimble said, adding that the one existing regulation about notifying local animal control “has not been very well enforced.”In the last few legislative sessions, some lawmakers have sought to tighten regulations — something Trimble’s group would welcome. State Rep. Ryan Guillen, D-Rio Grande City, authored one bill in 2015 requiring dangerous animals be registered with the state, and another in 2013 banning individuals from owning or selling dangerous animals in counties or municipalities with populations greater than 75,000 people. Neither bill made it out of committee.Jarl, the state director of the Humane Society of the United States, said the patchwork nature of laws regulating ownership leaves the door open for accidents — especially in heavily populated areas where an animal who is properly registered with one animal control office might get loose and catch another area’s officers unaware.“We have no database. We do not know where these animals are kept,” Jarl said. “… The truth is, we have absolutely no way to prove the scope of this problem because we do not know where these tigers are.” This article originally appeared in The Texas Tribune at http://www.texastribune.org/2016/04/26/across-texas-dangerous-animal-arent-widely-tracked/. Share
Tag: 上海千花网没了吗 Clawlike nanowires filter bacteria from blood
This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Journal information: Nature Communications While most people are familiar with bacterial infections that appear on or near the skin, there are other types that occur inside of the body. One of the most dangerous situations is when bacteria multiply in the bloodstream—a circumstance that can lead to sepsis. Currently, such infections are treated with antibiotics; if they do not work, the next step is to connect a patient to a dialyser —a machine that filters the blood, removing bacteria. Unfortunately, as the researchers note, current dialysers are not very good at filtering bacteria and patients suffer as a result. In this new effort, the researchers have developed a new type of dialyser that they claim does a far better job.The idea for the new dialyser, the team notes, came from the Venus flytrap—it has tiny hairs that curl and trap prey. To create a dialyser with a similar dynamic, the researchers built a substrate of 3-D carbon foam and implanted a host of flexible polycrystalline nanowires inside of it. Prior research by the team suggested that the nanowires would bend and trap bacteria in a way similar to the hairs on the flytrap. The researchers tested the dialyser by pushing blood through the filter and then noting reductions in blood bacteria levels. They examined the filter to note how many were captured by the nanowires.The researchers report that their filter was 97 percent effective in capturing bacteria in blood samples moving at rates similar to those inside the body. They note that their work is still at the proof-of-concept stage and thus more work is required to make sure that the filter does not cause other problems while filtering bacteria. But they describe their device as a major step forward, and plan further tests to see if it might also be used to filter out other microorganisms, such as cancer cells or viruses. Explore further Genetic study of soil organisms reveals new family of antibiotics A team of researchers from institutions across China has developed a new type of dialyser —one capable of capturing up to 97 percent of bacteria present in a blood sample. In their paper published in the journal Nature Communications, the group explains the origins of their device, how the filter was made and how well it worked during testing. More information: Lizhi Liu et al. Bacterial capture efficiency in fluid bloodstream improved by bendable nanowires, Nature Communications (2018). DOI: 10.1038/s41467-018-02879-9AbstractBacterial infectious diseases, such as sepsis, can lead to impaired function in the lungs, kidneys, and other vital organs. Although established technologies have been designed for the extracorporeal removal of bacteria, a high flow velocity of the true bloodstream might result in low capture efficiency and prevent the realization of their full clinical potential. Here, we develop a dialyzer made by three-dimensional carbon foam pre-grafted with nanowires to isolate bacteria from unprocessed blood. The tip region of polycrystalline nanowires is bent readily to form three-dimensional nanoclaws when dragged by the molecular force of ligand-receptor, because of a decreasing Young’s moduli from the bottom to the tip. The bacterial capture efficiency was improved from ~10% on carbon foam and ~40% on unbendable single-crystalline nanowires/carbon foam to 97% on bendable polycrystalline nanowires/carbon foam in a fluid bloodstream of 10 cm s−1 velocity. © 2018 Medical Xpress Citation: Claw-like nanowires filter bacteria from blood (2018, February 13) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-02-claw-like-nanowires-filter-bacteria-blood.html Fabrication and characterization of a dialyzer. a Schematic illustration of the complex blood environment in a blood vessel demonstrating the challenge of bacterial capture. b Blood cleansing by flowing the bacteria-contaminated blood through a dialyzer. c SEM image showing the internal structure of a dialyzer composed of NWs pre-grown on CF, and a photo of whole NWs/CF shown in the inset. Scale bars in c and inset are 250 μm and 1 cm, respectively. d–g Structural characterization of single-crystalline NWs. d Low- and high-magnification (inset) SEM images. e TEM image showing the NW has only one crystal domain. f HRTEM image and g responding SAED pattern demonstrate single crystal feature. h–k Structural characterization of polycrystalline NWs. h Low- and high-magnification (inset) SEM images. i TEM image of an individual NiCo2O4 NW showing multi-grain boundaries. j HRTEM image and k responding SAED pattern confirm the multi-crystal zones. Scale bars in d and h are 10 μm. Scale bars in the insets of d and h are 500 nm. Scale bars in e and i are 200 nm. Scale bars in f and j are 5 nm. Credit: Nature Communications (2018). DOI: 10.1038/s41467-018-02879-9