Turner named at IUMI

first_imgTurner was formally nominated by the IUMI council in August, as HLPFI reported here.Turner, who was elected at IUMI’s annual conference in Cape Town, served on the executive committee between 2011 and 2015 and, before that, was a member of the nominating committee.iumi.comlast_img

Law firm announces landmark transgender policy

first_imgA national firm employing nearly 3,000 people hopes a new diversity policy will help to attract and retain transgender staff.Irwin Mitchell wants the policy, which addresses gender identity and expression, to ensure staff at its 13 offices ‘are free to be themselves at work’.In 2015, the Law Society published a practice note on working with transgender employees. Challenges faced by transgender lawyers was highlighted in a Gazette roundtable this year.Irwin Mitchell drafted the policy after reviewing its existing framework protecting and supporting employees. The policy states that ‘providing a working environment that is free from discrimination, harassment or victimisation because of gender identity is an important step in ensuring that transgender employees are respected and valued’.The policy covers employees, contractors, temporary workers and job applicants. It highlights issues such as confidentiality rights to ensure privacy is respected, and acknowledges that the experience and needs of colleagues will vary between individuals.Andrea Preston, director of human resources, said: ‘We take our responsibility as a role model business and employer very seriously. As our cultures and communities evolve, it’s important that we embrace these changes. We know that people produce better results when they can be themselves at work. We hope that by introducing this policy we will attract and retain transgender employees and support our managers in making the transgender community feel welcome at Irwin Mitchell.’Meanwhile the prime minister, Theresa May, today confirmed that responsibility for the Gender Recognition Act 2004 will immediately transfer from the Ministry of Justice to the Government Equalities Office.The act gives trans people a way to have their gender legally recognised. However, Stonewall, a diversity charity, said the legislation is in ‘dire need of reform’. The government is expected to consult on the act before the end of the year.last_img read more

Lucky seven to compete for Miss Dominica 2013

first_img 71 Views   2 comments (L-R): Nickisha Anne Philbert of Laudat, Melinda Chervon Ulysses of Stockfarm, Leslassa Adey Armour-Shillingford of Castle Comfort, Kelshia Breezie of St. Joseph, Jeanne Louisa Royer of Goodwill, Fatima Noel of San Sauver and Daina Wandae Mathew of CanefieldSeven delegates have been selected to vie for the Miss Dominica 2013 pageant.On Saturday 23rd September, 2013 twelve ladies graced the stage at the Arawak House of Culture with their talents, swim wears, evening wears and answered a question each, but only seven could be chosen.The Arawak was filled to capacity, several people who did not obtain tickets in advance were turned away, but that only enhanced the level of excitement inside.The delegates seemed unperturbed and ready for business as they came out, full of energy and charisma for the introductory round.In the first round; talent round, the delegates put their best foot forward.For a while it seemed that the delegates were all musically inclined as the first delegate, Daina Matthew, thrilled the audience with a classical piece, then Jeanne Royer of Goodwill came out and asked the ladies whether they wanted to be loved by a real man. She played a beautiful rendition on her saxophone for the females.That suddenly changed when Nerissa Alianda Williams of Thibaud did a monologue about women, phenomenal women.But, Nickisha Anne Philbert of Laudat, in what can be described as the most innovative talent, came dressed in a black suit with a white mask on her face and white gloves. Yes, she did a mime, not just any mime, but an interesting one about Dominica’s economy and pulled it off magnificently. In that mime she depicted a failing economy which led her to travel to the United States where she obtained a job offer. She remained in the US for ten years but quickly returned home when headline news broke that Dominica’s economy was on the rise.I had never heard such applause and excitement in the House prior to the completion of that talent. The second Nickisha in the competition, Nickisha Dalrymple of Kingshill came on stage and burnt all the gossip, hate, jealousy and violence in society with three “boozaye”.She couldn’t be bothered when her neighbours complained about the light from the boozaye, she told them; “well close your eyes” and kept on burning the ills within society.The talents displayed were unique in their own way. You are probably wondering is this the first pageant where nobody sings. Just wait.An energetic Tasia Floissac of Atkinson, a member of the Sisserou Singers, sang a line from a few of our local artistes and bands using the local drum beat. She sang a line from WCK, Tripple K, Asa Bantan, Ophelia Marie and Michelle Henderson and explained how she was able to sing these songs on the same beat. She also encouraged citizens to allow music to unite them and not to encourage violence.And, Chayil C’hannah Johnbaptiste of Calibishie sat like a princess in a beautiful garden and sang a song from one of Disney’s musical’s “The Colour of the Moon”.Then came Kelshia Breezie of St. Joseph dressed as a “soucouyant” dancing to deceased goodwill ambassador Jeff Joe’s “Mwen Chaybeh Un Soucouyant”.Breezie changed her piece from Jeff Joe as she said most people would expect her to do something about the musical icon, but based on an experience at a supermarket two days before, prompted her to do a mini skit on Dominica’s customer service and how undesirable it really is.She left the crowd itching for more as she did not reveal which supermarket’s customer service leaves more to be desired and stated that she would reveal it when she was chosen in the seven because Dominicans she said, “too like beff”!But Leslassa Adey Armour-Shillingford of Castle Comfort changed that around when she appeared as a natural, beautiful ballerina. I told you they were talented! She danced like angel, gliding to the lyrics of Michelle Henderson’s song about women and how able, beautiful and strong they are.It was Fatima Noel of San Sauver who came beautifully attired in Dominica’s national dress the Wob Dwyiet. She sang Michelle Henderson’s “My Pride” with tremendous pride, character and dignity.Because she sings beautifully, everyone probably anticipated that Melinda Chervon Ulysses of Stockfarm better known as Mel C would sing as well right? Well she didn’t. Mel C took to the stage and demonstrated just how talented she is by playing a classical piece on the piano.And the final delegate, Wendie Lucia Romain of Cottage came dressed in yellow and black to fight black sigatoka, a disease which was recently discovered in Dominica and destroys banana and plantain fruit. Before speaking on the disease, she questioned how Dominica could be a poor country when three quarters of the population possesses a blackberry handset.Her microphone suffered from technical difficulties for a major part of her skit until a production crew member brought her a replacement. The beauties also thrilled the audience with their swim wears and majestic evening gowns.But as the question and answer round began, the audience fell silent and you could see the anxiety on their faces.However, this time around, most of the delegates answered their questions superbly. A few glitches here and there as the excitement and nervousness of the competition heightened.The judges were given a few minutes to elaborate on their top seven delegates and after ten minutes returned with the following lucky seven.They were called in random order and their scores were not revealed. Nickisha Anne Philbert of Laudat, Melinda Chervon Ulysses of Stockfarm, Leslassa Adey Armour-Shillingford of Castle Comfort, Kelshia Breezie of St. Joseph, Jeanne Louisa Royer of Goodwill, Fatima Noel of San Sauver and Daina Wandae Mathew of Canefield.But the hosts, Monelle Alexis and Mr. Dominica Nigel Peters, were an added treat for the competition. They kept the audience engaged and excited, coupled with the performances from QTS winner Asher Thomas, Scarlett, a dance from the brain child behind Dominica Can Dance and his partner, another dance from Dominica’s Dance Academy and another QTS finalist, Shermica Sorhaindo.If last night’s display is any indication of what is to come on February 8th, 2013; this is not a competition that you want to miss.Don’t be left in the cold like those who didn’t purchase their tickets in advance for the pre-show!Photo gallery will be loaded later.Dominica Vibes News Sharing is caring! 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Farmington High volunteer named ‘Senior Adult Extraordinaire’

first_imgAn “unwavering” commitment to the Farmington High School counseling office has earned a Canton resident the title of Farmington Public Schools “Senior Adult Extraordinaire”.Pictured from left: Superintendent Dr. George Heitsch, honoree Loretta Keller, and Farmington High counselor Stacey Rosol. (Farmington Public Schools)Loretta Keller received the award during the district’s 22nd Annual Senior Adult Breakfast, held October 23 at the Costick Center in Farmington Hills. For the past three years, Farmington High counselors have relied on her to make copies, handle mailings, prepare packets for new students, and compile packets for class meetings.She was nominated for the award by counselors Renee Champagne, Kristy Knieper, and Stacey Rosol, and counseling secretary Kathy Koernke, attendance secretary Angela Braggs, and counseling tech Georgina Schuetz,“Her commitment to help the FHS Counseling Department is unwavering,” Rosol said in a press release. “She even came in over the summer to help put together new enrollment packets when it was especially busy and our counseling secretary, Kathy Koernke, needed help.”“I am so excited,” Keller said. “I love to volunteer,  and I am proud to serve the District in this capacity.”The Breakfast gives senior citizens an opportunity to learn more about the district, interact with students and school personnel, and enjoy student performances, given this year by the Harrison High School Orchestra, under the direction of Tom Schroeder, and the North Farmington High School Choir, under the direction of Jason Debant.Past award winners include: Betty Bemis, John Weigel, Lorice Khoury, Bob Long, Dianne Long, Nancy Waldman, Ray Okonski, Marge Whittemore, Nancy Leflar, Michael Liebowitz, Diane DeSousa, Allan Whittemore, Virginia Starr, Lincoln Avery, Leona Goetzke, Demetra Mehas, Tina Mehas and Toula Mehas. Reported by admin Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Go to the Art of Speed Malaysia 2017 & WIN THIS…

first_img–Ads– As Malaysians who are deep in the motorcycle scene or industry, there’s no denying the fact that two-stroke motorcycles play a huge role in the how the motorcycling scene has developed through the years. While other motorcycles do play their own respective roles, the two-strokes have been in the scene longer than anybody else and have created both good and bad reputations.Putting those things aside, one of the legendary motorcycles of all time in the Malaysian scene has got to be the Yamaha RXZ. Ever since its inception, it took the hearts of young Malaysians by storm. Now, a bunch of mad geniuses have taken the legendary motorcycle to a whole new level. Brace yourselves, things are about to get interesting. VERY INTERESTING.For this year’s Art of Speed Malaysia festival 2017, the founder Asep Ahmad Sastrawidjaja has announced that they will be giving out a very special bike as this year’s grand prize giveaway. This year, one lucky attendee will be bringing home a twin-engine two-stroke custom drag bike dubbed the “Yamaha RXZ Twinboss”.The idea came to mind as Asep want to stir things up a bit in a huge way that’ll hopefully send ripples of excitement into the Malaysian custom scene as well as the general motorcycling industry. According to the project manager, the idea came earlier in the year and by April, they’ve managed to source all the basic parts including two Yamaha RXZ bikes specially for the dragster.Asep stated that the fully-custom bike aka “RXZ Twinboss” will the grand prize giveaway as a token of great appreciation for all the years filled with support from all the fans and enthusiasts alike. As you can see, every single part of the dragster has been rebuilt from the ground up and it looks menacingly beautiful.The main engineer being the RXZ Twinboss is our very own local lad Irwan Cheng from FNG Work located in Ipoh together with the boys from Beautiful Machines, Sunway. They’ve also obtained a lot of assistance from Amir Hashim, the powerhouse behind Legend Racing Garage to help bring everything together.In terms of cost, Asep said that he has lost count after spending over RM40,000 in getting the bike ready for this year’s Art of Speed main event. Together will all the help, assistance, experience and invaluable knowledge and know-how, the RXZ Twinboss is a priceless as the rarest gem on Earth. It is truly one of a kind.The combination of two two-stroke 135cc Yamaha RXZ engines were able to perform in tandem thanks to the engineering feat successfully made by connecting the primary drives using a final drive chain setup connecting the two engine blocks together. In terms of capacity, the bike collectively has 270cc which is almost equivalent to a middleweight four-stroke sports bike.The fenders, fuel tank and out of this world seat were all hand-made using aluminium inspired solely on achieving two things; to look and go as fast as it can possibly go. It is a dragster after all. We also need to point out that the entire bodywork can be lifted to gain access to the engines easily in a similar fashion as you would normally see from top fuel funny drag cars in the US.Other parts have been made using CNC water jet blasts and Catia computing software for maximum accuracy, rigidity and performance. Those holes you see there were made precisely using the latest engineering technology to bring the some state-of-the-art performance into the build.A great bike deserves some badass rubber and when you look at the rear, you’ll find a Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa super slick tyre to give maximum grip as you shoot down the drag strip. The front fork has been taken from one of donor Yamaha RXZ but has been dramatically chopped and customised specially for this project.The lucky folk who gets to bring this baby home will get a key that won’t help start the bike but instead access the fuel gas cap taken from a motorboat.In general, the RXZ Twinboss is near completion in terms of mechanical aspects. The rest of the facade and paint job will be completed during the two-day Art of Speed 2017 which will be held at Malaysia Agro Exposition Park Serdang (MAEPS) this 29 and 30 July 2017.Two bikes will be given away during that weekend and the RXZ Twinboss will Sunday’s ultimate giveaway. Each attendee who purchase a ticket for only RM15 will get one entry into the lucky draw so the more tickets you buys, the more chances you have in getting the bike. Our advice? Study the annual event carefully as there might be a few questions coming your way to make things more interesting. In short, you need to work it in order to get it, baby.All the people involved in making the RXZ Twinboss into the real world hope for one thing; that the winner will test the living daylights of the dragster as it is made for racing and not just for show. A lot of us were there to witness the bike coming to life and we can only say one thing, the hype is REAL. Everyone who’s interested in seeing this bike live and ‘in your face’, do come to the Art of Speed 2017 festival this 29 and 30 July 2017 held at MAEPS, Serdang. There’s no better year to get yourselves exposed the Malaysia’s largest custom ‘anything’ gathering that has been gaining a lot of attention and support from the rest of the world. See you guys there!To know more about Art of Speed 2017 festival, CLICK HERE.center_img This year’s Art of Speed Malaysia 2017 will be giving away a very special grand prize on Sunday in the form of a Yamaha RXZ Twinboss dragster motorcycle.The RXZ Twinboss dragster is powered by two two-stroke engines which run in tandem in a combined capacity of 270cc which is equivalent to a middleweight four-stroke sports bike by capacity.This year Art of Speed will be held from 29 to 30 July 2017 at MAEPS, Serdang so be sure to be there when they announce the lucky attendee to bring this baby home!last_img read more

Argonauts Compete at War Eagle Invitational

first_imgArgonauts Compete at War Eagle Invitational AUBURN, Ala. – The West Florida cross country teams concluded their spring seasons at the War Eagle Invitational track meet hosted by Auburn on Saturday, a meet featuring several top-ranked Division I teams.  The Argonauts posted several strong times, including sophomore Martinique Sykes’ (Orange Park, Fla./Orange Park HS) season-best time in the 1500.Martinique Sykes finished the 1500 with a season-best time of 3:57.25, placing eighth out of 26.  Sophomore Dominique Sykes (Orange Park, Fla./Orange Park HS) finished 24th with a time of 4:23.  Martinique Sykes also raced in the 800 and finished 19th overall and second among Division II runners at 1:55.76.The 500 meter race included two Argonaut runners and finished after 9 p.m. on Saturday, as events were rescheduled due to storms in the area.  Junior Jared Black (Tallahassee, Fla./Leon HS) turned in a solid performance, finishing 31st at 15:53.  Freshman Titus Cheruiyot (Eldoret, Kenya/Tenwek HS) crossed the line at 16:41 and finished 37th.“This was a great meet to cap off the spring season for us,” said Bergen.  “With some of the best athletes in the nation at this meet, it helps bring out the best performances.  Martinique and Jared turned in great performances today, and the guys as a group worked hard this spring with Coach Neil McDonagh.”The War Eagle Invitational concluded the spring season for the UWF cross country teams.  On the men’s side, the top times included Martinique Sykes’ victory in the 1500 at South Alabama and his season-best 3:57 time on Saturday at Auburn.  Black, along with freshman Seth Rosonina (Mims, Fla./Astronaut HS), turned in the top 5000 meter times; Black twice raced under 16 minutes, including a 15:29 mark at North Florida, and Rosonina’s season was highlighted by a 15:10 time in the same race.  Dominique Sykes had the team’s top 400 time with a 52.36 at UNF.For information on all UWF Athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com. Print Friendly Version Sharecenter_img Martinique Sykes (Photo by UWF Sports Information) last_img read more

Michalak Repeats as National Champion in 100 Breast

first_imgMichalak owned the national record for the 100 Breast for part of the year, clocking a 1:00.62 in the event at the Panther Invitational last November. Nunn would later set the record herself, clocking a 1:00.28. It is the second NCAA record Michalak has set this week, after she swam a 52.33 in the 100 Fly on Thursday. Michalak becomes the 10th female student-athlete to repeat as the national champion in the 100 Breast. BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Theresa Michalak shot off the wall like a bullet in the final 25 yards of her NCAA Division II record-breaking swim in the 100 Breast on Friday. Tied with Drury’s Bailee Nunn after the first 50, Michalak held steady for the next 25 yards and started to stretch her lead in the home stretch. DAY 3 RESULTS “I feel really good,” Michalak said. “I did not expect that I would win tonight. I didn’t feel well the whole day so I was a little out of it, but I really don’t know how I did it. I think my body just knew what to do. I know when I’m even with (Nunn) over the last 25, I can beat her.” West Florida will wrap up the meet on Saturday, with prelims beginning at 10:30 a.m., diving prelims beginning at 2 p.m., and finals beginning at 5:30 p.m. The 1650 Free, 100 Free, 200 Back, 200 Breast, 3-meter diving and the 400 Free Relay are on the docket for Saturday. “I’m really happy, I went into it and didn’t have any expectations,” Pitt said. “I didn’t think I was going to score, so just being in finals was awesome. I didn’t really start training for this event until about halfway through the season, so being able to be that high in the nation feels amazing.” Pitt held steady during the swim and a final push at the wall gave her a touch ahead of Lindenwood’s Lena Kirchner, as Pitt bested Kirchner’s 33.08 in the final 50 yards with a 32.72. “I feel like after today, I’m ready, I’m confident, and I’m really excited for tomorrow,” Pitt said. Madeline Pitt stood out for UWF on Friday as well, becoming an All-American in the 200 Fly after swimming a 2:03.35 on Friday night. The AA nod is the seventh of her career, which gives her the fourth-most in UWF history, and she set a personal best in the event in Friday morning’s preliminary session, going 2:03.07.center_img “We knew that of her races, the 100 Breast would be the toughest for her,” head coach Andrew Hancock said. “It was going to take something special to win, and she was able to do it. We wanted her to stick to her race plan and stick to the details, and she was able to do that just like last night in the Fly. She’s done a great job and works incredibly hard, and represents the university so well. It’s nice when people get deserved results for their hard work.” Michalak and Nunn were neck-and-neck throughout the duration of the swim, but that final push made Michalak the first female DII swimmer to ever break the 1:00 mark in the 100 Breast, at 59.51, and gave her a third national championship this week. She now has four in her UWF career, giving her the most in program history, with two victories in the 100 Breast, a win in the 50 Free on Wednesday and a win in the 100 Fly on Thursday.Michalak’s time of 59.51 in the 100 Breast is the 14th-fastest in any collegiate division this year. Pitt will compete in the 1650 Free on Saturday evening and holds the eighth-fastest time in DII this year in the event. She has earned honorable mention All-American honors in the 1650 Free in each of her trips to the national meet before. Michalak will have a chance for history tomorrow when she competes in the 100 Free. Only 15 female swimmers at the DII level before her have won four national championships in a single year. Michalak posted the fastest time in the 100 Free of anyone at the meet this year at 49.42. Michalak now also has 12 All-American honors in her UWF career, which is the second-most in program history. UWF held steady at ninth place overall on Friday with 122 points, picking up 25 points between Michalak’s and Pitt’s efforts. With a strong schedule of events for tomorrow, the team is just five points behind Fresno Pacific, 29 points behind West Chester and 32 points behind Wayne State. “We knew this year that Maddie had a chance to come to this meet and be a player,” Hancock said. “She certainly has worked her way into the meet very well. To be able to be 12th in the country when you’ve only been focusing on something for a couple of weeks, that just shows what a competitor she is and how good a swimmer she is, and I’m very proud of her.” #ARGOS#Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Nishikori battles past Cilic

first_img KEYWORDS Kei Nishikori plays a shot from Marin Cilic during their quarterfinal match at the Japan Open on Friday at Ariake Colosseum. | AFP-JIJI GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES Nishikori required treatment on his shoulder after the third game of the third set but then went straight back out and broke Cilic’s serve, giving him the lead for good as he closed the match out with an ace straight down the middle.Nishikori will next play Benoit Paire — who beat Nishikori in the first round of the U.S. Open in August — in Saturday’s semifinal, after the Frenchman beat Australian enfant terrible Nick Kyrgios 3-6, 6-4, 6-1.Nishikori had already gained a measure of revenge for last year’s U.S. Open final defeat by beating Cilic in the semifinals of the Citi Open in August, but the world No. 6 was more than happy to repeat the achievement in front of an enthusiastic Tokyo crowd.“Every year it’s more and more amazing,” Nishikori said. “After training I see the crowds and think ‘now I know what it feels like to be a lion in a zoo.’“I started the match playing well but one bad game cost me the first set. I knew I was playing well, so I knew that if I just concentrated and hung in there, I would have a chance.”World No. 14 Cilic hit a total of 23 aces to Nishikori’s four, but Nishikori was able to draw on experience having played the Croatian nine times previously on the ATP Tour.“He kept putting his serves to the opposite of where I thought he was going to put them,” said Nishikori. “He had a lot of aces, but if you can win the important points then you can break his serve. I wasn’t paying too much attention to his big serve. I was just waiting for that one chance.”Nishikori could only hang on at times — managing to hit the ball just once during a game early in the second set — but the Japanese player held his nerve and broke Cilic at the decisive moment to take the second set.“I was playing maybe the best tennis I had played all week,” said Cilic. “The turning point was at the end of the second set when Kei broke and won the second set. I didn’t feel like I made any bad mistakes, just a couple of errors and was unlucky to lose the game.”Nishikori gave the crowd cause for concern when he took an injury timeout early in the third set, but the 25-year-old was in no apparent discomfort as he resumed play and broke Cilic again before wrapping up the match.“Playing Paire brings back bad memories,” Nishikori said of his world No. 32-ranked semifinal opponent. “I will have to play a more tactical game than I did at the U.S. Open.”On the other side of the draw, top seed Stan Wawrinka set up a semifinal meeting with Gilles Muller of Luxembourg after beating American qualifier Austin Krajicek 6-3, 6-4.French Open champion Wawrinka needed just 58 minutes to see off world No. 124 Krajicek, breaking his opponent midway through both sets before forcing him into a wayward return to close out the match.“It was better today,” said Wawrinka, who had to go to three sets to see off Tatsuma Ito in the previous round. “I was a bit more relaxed and more confident in my game.“I can still play better, that’s for sure, but the most important thing is to win. A one-hour game, it was a perfect day for me.”World No. 43 Muller pulled off an upset in the day’s first quarterfinal, beating No. 3 seed Gilles Simon 6-3, 6-4.“Muller is the kind of player who is never easy,” Wawrinka said of his semifinal opponent, who he has beaten twice already this year.“Today you saw him serving really well. In a match you don’t get many chances so you can feel the pressure, but we’ll see. I know what I have to do and hopefully I can play a good match tomorrow.” Defending champion Kei Nishikori fought back from a set down to reach the Japan Open semifinals after a 3-6, 7-5, 6-3 win over Croatia’s Marin Cilic on Friday.Cilic, who beat Nishikori in last year’s U.S. Open final, looked in imperious form as he won the first set at Ariake Colosseum, but Nishikori kept his cool in a tense second set to break his opponent late and level the match.center_img Kei Nishikori, Japan Open, Marin Cilic RELATED PHOTOS IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5last_img read more

AST, And CES Respond To Drowning At Johnson Lake

first_imgThe boat drifted away from Thornton and his swimming partner.  Thornton was unable to swim to the boat or make it to shore. Thornton’s body was recovered from the lake by Central Emergency Services dive team where he was pronounced deceased on scene.  Next of kin was on scene and was notified. Neither Alcohol or drugs are suspected.  No Foul play is suspected. Investigation revealed that Nickolas Thornton (24 YOA of Kenai) was swimming near his paddleboat when he removed his life jacket and continued swimming around the boat in the middle of the lake. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享On July 23, at 12:54pm,  Alaska State Troopers along with Alaska State Parks and Central Emergency Services responded to Johnson Lake, in Kasilof for a reported drowning.last_img

I’m Getting My Hopes Up Waaaay Too High For MLB [PODCAST]

first_img 720p HD About Connatix V56490 360p Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip Auto (360p) 1080p HDcenter_img Major League Baseball is set to begin its abbreviated season on July 24th, which is just over a week away. Depending on where you look, the numbers for COVID-19 continue to rise as MLB finishes their “summer camps” at teams’ local parks.So many things could go wrong with baseball’s plan to return. Unlike Major League Soccer, the National Hockey League and the National Basketball Association, MLB is attempting to have teams play in their home parks. 1/1 About Connatix V56490 That means travelling by plane or bus to cities within teams’ regions. For example, the Minnesota Twins will play in Wisconsin, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Michigan and Missouri, as opposed to playing at one site under a “bubble” system.Some players are testing positive for COVID and will miss most of the “summer camp” portion of things. It remains to be seen how those players will catch up to their teammates’ development since there are no minor league teams to send them to for rehab assignments.Another issue that has already popped up are the players who have decided not to play this season, including well-known players such as David Price and Buster Posey.David Black joined me on “Hang Up and Listen” Monday to discuss these issues and more. “Hang Up and Listen” airs Monday through Friday from 1-2 p.m. on AM 1240/FM 95.3 WJON.Remember The Twins Free Agent Signees?Getty ImagesCatcher – Alex AvilaAlex Avila was signed by the Twins to be the backup catcher behind Mitch Garver.Getty ImagesStarting Pitcher – Homer BaileyHomer Bailey is expected to be apart of the rotation. He’ll likely be their 4th or 5th starter.Getty ImagesThird Baseman – Josh DonaldsonDonaldson was the biggest free agent signing of the offseason. He signed a 4-year $92 Million deal.Getty ImagesStarting Pitcher – Michael PinedaThe Twins resigned Pineda despite the fact that he needs to serve 39 more games for PEDs.Getty ImagesStaring Pitcher – Rich HillHill is still recovering from left elbow surgery but could return this summer if/when baseball returns.Getty ImagesRelief Pitcher – Sergio RomoThe Twins resigned Romo after he posted a 3.43 ERA last season pitching with Tampa Bay and then Minnesota.Getty ImagesRelief Pitcher – Tyler ClippardThe 35-year old Clippard pitched well last season with Cleveland and is expected to give the Twins some depth in the back end of the bullpen.last_img read more