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Mets Beat Nats – At Last

first_imgNEW YORK — Stalking off the mound, Gio Gonzalez slammed the ball hard into Matt Williams’ hand without a word.Back in the dugout, Gonzalez had a little more to say to the Washington manager. The pitcher covered his mouth with a towel for a brief — and lively — chat with Williams.“He was upset, and I understand it,” Williams said after the Nationals lost to the New York Mets 4-3 Sept. 12.Gonzalez was pulled with two outs and no one on base in the seventh inning when Williams wanted a reliever to face Juan Lagares. In the fifth, Lagares hit a tiebreaking double that helped end the Nationals’ 12-game winning streak at Citi Field.“We tried our best to diffuse it,” Gonzalez said. “It’s not bigger than it is.”“There’s two sides of that story, too,” he said.Williams said he realized his lefty wanted to stay in the game. Asked whether he spoke to Gonzalez about showing such emotion, Williams said: “That’s part of the game, and that was our discussion.”The Mets’ losing streak at Citi Field versus Washington dated to last season, and was their longest in team history against a visiting club.“Well, it is really nice, and we have played them good. They are just really tough,” Mets Manager Terry Collins said. “There has been a lot of nights where we have had them late in the game and then they come back, do some big damage against us,” he said.Washington almost did it again in the ninth inning. Denard Span led off with a single against Jenrry Mejia, and Asdrubal Cabrera flied out to the wall.After Span stole his 30th base, Mejia struck out Anthony Rendon, walked Adam LaRoche and then fanned Ian Desmond for his 26th save in 28 chances.Rendon got three hits, including his 20th homer — which came after a replay reversal. Washington has outhomered the Mets 32-6 over their last 13 meetings in New York.Dillon Gee (7-7) and a trio of Mets relievers ended the drought, aided when Lagares drove in Eric Young Jr. for a 4-3 lead.Travis d’Arnaud put New York ahead with a bases-loaded double in the first off Gonzalez (8-10). Three runs scored on the hit, with Lucas Duda kicking the ball out of catcher Wilson Ramos’ glove for an error.In his last eight games, d’Arnaud has five doubles and seven RBIs. LaRoche and Ramos hit RBI singles in the third, and Rendon hit a solo homer in the fifth that made it 3-all.Gee gave up nine hits and two walks in 5 1-3 innings. Carlos Torres threw a double-play ball to end the sixth and worked the seventh, Jeurys Familia pitched the eighth and Mejia closed.Lagares also singled, was hit by a pitch and stole a base.Mets rookie second baseman Dilson Herrera boxed around several grounders. But he also went back for a tricky catch on Cabrera’s soft liner with the bases loaded to end the second.A day after Bartolo Colon was ejected for hitting two Washington batters with pitches following home runs and a Mets batter got nicked, Williams predicted there wouldn’t be any carry-over from the “shenanigans.”There were a couple of early HBPs, but no hostility. Lagares was plunked by Washington for the third straight series, and Span was hit by Gee on a pitch that bounced.(BEN WALKER, AP Baseball Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Oracle ordered to pay HP 3 billion in Itanium case

first_imgA California jury ordered Oracle Corp (ORCL.N) to pay Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Co (HPE.N) $3 billion in damages in a case over HP’s Itanium servers, an Oracle spokeswoman said on Thursday.Oracle said it would appeal the verdict.The Itaniuum processor is made by Intel Inc (INTC.O).Oracle decided to stop developing software for use with HP’s Itanium-based servers in 2011, saying that Intel made it clear that the chip was nearing the end of its life and was shifting its focus to its x86 microprocessor.But HP said it had an agreement with Oracle that support for Itanium would continue, without which the equipment using the chip would become obsolete.In the first phase of trial in 2012, Santa Clara Superior Court Judge James Kleinberg ruled that there had been a contract. The jury on Thursday decided damages.”HP is gratified by the jury’s verdict, which affirms what HP has always known and the evidence overwhelmingly showed,” John Schultz, executive vice president and general counsel of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, said in an e-mailed statement, saying that Oracle’s decision to stop the software development “was a clear breach of contract.”In a statement, Oracle general counsel Dorian Daley said the company had been providing all its latest software for Itanium servers since Kleinberg’s decision.”Now that both trials have concluded, we intend to appeal both today’s ruling and the prior ruling,” Daley said.last_img read more

IBTimes Exclusive Watch and explore the iconic Benito Villamarin home of Real

first_imgIBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:01/2:39Loaded: 0%0:01Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-2:38?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … On matchdays, the stands are awash with green-and-white striped flags, whilst the sound of clapping hands and chants reverberate around this magical arena, where the locals are ‘packed in like cannonballs’ (“apiñados como balas de canon”), as another of the phrases inked into a mid-tier ribbon at the Benito Villamarin reads. According to the club, the player in question “could be any one of us celebrating a goal, it’s a moment of euphoria and glee, which is what we want people to come here and enjoy.” Home of Real Betis Closecenter_img When setting foot inside the stadium, the visitor is immediately struck by how the lush green of the hallowed turf and the white tones of the limestone that surrounds the pitch coincide with the colour scheme in the stands, which are dominated by a Betis player who spans the seats of the three tiers behind the goal in the form of a mosaic. Real Betis is a club where the allegiance is passed down from grandparents to parents and in turn on to their children, creating a strong sense of belonging and a fervent passion for the badge in the process. The spiritual and geographical hub and heart of this club is their iconic stadium Benito Villamarin. This is the home of Real BetisOn a matchday inside this arena, thousands of fans belt out hearty renditions of ‘Olé, olé, olé, Betis, olé’, a song that these supporters have grown up with and is central to their childhood, teenage and adult memories. This rich heritage is palpable around the streets of Seville and has been immortalised by the monument that stands proudly outside the ground. The moment of truth is here, the hairs on the back of your neck stand up, the ball is in the centre circle and 90 minutes of pulsating action await, during which the only thing on the minds of every member of this model Real Betis family is summed up by the famous Andalusian-accented motto: ‘Viva er Betis, manque pierda!’ (Long live Betis, even if they lose!).last_img read more

Delhi gets an Aussie dose

Delhi gets an Aussie dose

first_imgThe nation is acquiring interest in documentary films, especially since the BBC’s documentary on Nirbhaya rape case created quite a stir in the International platform. Australian documentary films are nonetheless awe-inspiring as they also deal with interesting issues and are creatively presented to the audience. The national Capital also witnessed some of the Australian Documentaries as India International Centre hosted a film festival where award-winning documentaries were shown from July 23-25.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Two documentarians Martin Butler and Pat Fiske, who happened to be in the city for their documentary films, talked about film-making, Australian historical heritage and much more.When asked whether getting into film-making was harder than continuing in the industry, Martin Butler said, “Both are extremely hard but getting started is harder because one does not have the funds or contacts that would facilitate in becoming a documentary film-maker. Money is invested in your work once you gain experience in film-making. Experience makes it easier to get noticed.” Pat Fiske added, “During our time in the 70’s we had access to government funds which was provided to promote film-making and we could explore the art of film-making and learn on the job. At that time the government was putting in a lot of money so we learned by participating but nowadays film schools have come up which did not exist in our time (to Butler) wouldn’t you agree? To which Butler replied “Yes. It is indeed tough to become a documentarian and I suspect one has to be lucky.” Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixTalking about the industry, Butler added, “The Australian film industry is quite big compared to the size of the country and they make quite a number of feature films each year. It is nothing like the size of India obviously, but I think that Australia is stronger in documentary film-making. There are a number of complicated reasons for that but Australian films are bold and they take on interesting, confronting topics and subjects and use them in an innovative way. Indian audience should be advised to watch Australian films, especially, the documentaries. There are a lot of interesting subjects covered, I’d be surprised if they’re already covered in India.” Martin Butler talked about his documentary First Footprints, where he described Australia’s ancient history. He explained how it covers the history of fifty thousand years before the arrival of White Australians. He said, “It is generally assumed that the Aboriginal Australians were too primitive though the research has found out that they were technologically advanced. They were pioneers in sea faring being the first people in the world to cross the ocean. They had explored the ocean when nobody else did. They were also the first ones to make pictures and sculptures. If one would visit the remote areas of Australia, one would find such sculptures and paintings.” He added that Australia is also rich in cultural heritage like India.Pat Fiske, described her two documentary films Scarlet Rose and Love Marriage in Kabul that were shown in the festival.Scarlet Rose follows the extraordinary life of an Australian sex worker, Rachel Wotton. Impassioned about freedom of sexual expression and the rights of sex workers, she specializes in a long over-looked clientele —people with disability.In the documentary Love Marriage in Kabul, Mahboba Rawi is a strong-willed Afghan-Australian woman who has dedicated her life in helping orphans in Afghanistan. She is the founder of Mahboba’s Promise and a mother figure for thousands of orphans and widows currently supported by her programs. The story revolves around one of the girls from her orphanage who falls in love with a boy-next-door and all the problems that she faces in getting them married.last_img read more

Govt looks to introduce CNG use as pilot project for govt vehicles

Govt looks to introduce CNG use as pilot project for govt vehicles

first_imgKolkata: The state government has proposed to introduce the use of CNG as a pilot project for government vehicles. On Friday, Transport minister Suvendu Adhikari stated that the government has already taken up the issue with GAIL and it has been proposed that CNG will be supplied in tankers as no pipeline exists for the supply of CNG in the state. Later, in due course, pipelines will be laid after the experimental use of CNG sees success.On Friday, Adhikary inaugurated a transport expo in New Town. After inauguration, he informed that the state is mulling to crack down on vehicles aged more than 15 years coming from outside Kolkata, as per the direction of the National Green Tribunal to curb environmental pollution. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeIntensive campaigns will be conducted with all wings in this regard. He said: “We will prevent the vehicles which are aged 15 years or more, from entering Kolkata from outside.” Apart from this, he also informed that the Chief Secretary has recently interacted with GAIL authorities, regarding the supply of CNG in Kolkata. Primarily, it will be supplied using tankers which are meant for government vehicles only. Later, pipelines will be laid to initiate full-fledged supply of CNG. “Our Chief Secretary has interacted with GAIL regarding the supply of CNG and GAIL has committed to him regarding the same. As of now, the lack of pipelines is the problem. Pipelines will be laid in future but it will take time,” the minister said. Transport secretary B P Gopalika has further informed that the CNG supplied by GAIL will primarily be available only for government vehicles as a pilot project.last_img read more

Serving health and taste in a platter

Serving health and taste in a platter

first_imgHow many times have you tried and failed at achieving that fit, no-flab body? ‘Eat good, feel good’ only remains as a saying for many people who ‘cannot resist the desire of that one last sweet bite off the brownie. With changing situations many are turning towards food with high nutrition value. But compromising with taste just to eat a healthy snack doesn’t really make one happy. “A healthy diet doesn’t have to be devoid of carbs or fats, when you can simultaneously make healthy delicious,” said Chef Vinod Saini, Master Chef Indian, The Leela Palace, who at Banarsidas Chandiwala Institute of Hotel Management and Catering, recently judged a hospitality competition organised by Association of Hospitality Professionals. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe Chef has suggested some scrumptious recipes that can be easily made and is a healthy yet tasty option for people who want to eat well:QUINOA SALAD:Quinoa is the most protein rich food and contains twice as much as fibre as other grains. Ingredients Qty Quinoa Grains white 30 gmsQuinoa Grains black 50 mlAssorted nuts 20 mlOrange Segments 70 gmsGrapefruit segments 70 gmsChopped parsley 5 gmsFresh Strawberries 100 gmsCherry tomatoes 80 gmsDried cranberries 60 ml Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveMandarins juice 100 mlMixed Lettuce 30gmsSalt to taste Honey Lemon Vinaigrette dressing 40mlMethodBoil water in a large saucepan. Add both Quinoa black/white separately and let it cool in fridge. Chop the nuts and citrus fruits length wise along with strawberries. Keep the dried cranberries whole and cut the cherry tomatoes into halves. Mix everything together gently and add dressing and a pinch of salt. Serve chilled.Wild rice khichadi:Ingredients Qty Wild rice 40gmsBrown rice 30gmsBroccoli 100gmsGreen beans 80gemsOlive oil 70mlCrushed pepper 2gmsGinger chopped 5 gmsCherry tomatoes 50 gmsFresh coriander 20 gmsChop green chilli 10 gmsCoconut milk 80 mlMethod of preparationSoak wild and brown rice separately for half an hour and then boil them by adding salt. Blanch broccoli and green beans and keep aside. Take a thick bottom saucepan, add olive oil and sauté green chilli and ginger with vegetables. Add boiled rice and cook for few minutes and then add cherry tomatoes and coconut milk. Garnish with chopped coriander and serve.last_img read more

gRPC a CNCF backed JavaScript library and an alternative to the REST

gRPC a CNCF backed JavaScript library and an alternative to the REST

first_imgYesterday, the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) announced the general availability of gRPC-Web, which means that it is stable enough for production use. It is a JavaScript client library that allows web apps to directly communicate with backend gRPC services, without the need for an intermediate HTTP server. This serves as an alternative to the REST paradigm of web development. What is gRPC? Source: gRPC Initially developed at Google, gRPC is an open source remote procedure call (RPC) framework that can run in any environment. gRPC allows a client application to directly call methods on a server application on a different machine as if it was a local object. gRPC is based on the idea of defining a service, specifying the methods that can be called remotely with their parameter and return types. To handle the client calls the server then implements this interface and runs a gRPC server. On the client side, the client has a stub that provides the same methods as the server. One of the advantages of using gRPC is that gRPC clients and servers can be written in any of the languages supported by gRPC. So, for instance, you can easily create a gRPC server in Java with clients in Go, Python, or Ruby. How gRPC-Web works? With gRPC-Web, you can define a service “contract” between client web applications and backend gRPC servers using .proto definitions and auto-generate client JavaScript. Here is how gRPC-Web works: Define the gRPC service: The first step is to define the gRPC service. Similar to other gRPC services, gRPC-Web uses protocol buffers to define its RPC methods and their message request and response types. Run the server and proxy: You need to have a gRPC server that implements the service interface and a gateway proxy that allows the client to connect to the server. Writing the JavaScript client: After the server and gateway are up and running, you can start making gRPC calls from the browser. What are the advantages of using gRPC-Web? Using gRPC-Web eliminates some of the tasks from the development process: Creating custom JSON serialization and deserialization logic Wrangling HTTP status codes Content type negotiation The following are its advantages: End-to-end gRPC gRPC-Web allows you to officially remove the REST component from your stack and replace it with pure gRPC. Replacing REST with gRPC will help in scenarios where a client request goes to an HTTP server, which interacts with five backend gRPC services. Tighter coordination between frontend and backend teams As the entire RPC pipeline is defined using Protocol Buffers, you no longer need to have your “microservices teams” alongside your “client team.” The interaction between the client and the backend is just one more gRPC layer amongst others. Generate client libraries easily With gRPC-Web, the server that interacts with the “outside” world is now a gRPC server instead of an HTTP server. This means that all of your service’s client libraries can be gRPC libraries. If you need client libraries for Ruby, Python, Java, and 4 other languages, you no longer have to write HTTP clients for all of them. You can read CNCF’s official announcement on its website. Read Next CNCF accepts Cloud Native Buildpacks to the Cloud Native Sandbox Cortex, an open source, horizontally scalable, multi-tenant Prometheus-as-a-service becomes a CNCF Sandbox project Google Cloud hands over Kubernetes project operations to CNCF, grants $9M in GCP creditslast_img read more

Qatar Airways suspends flights to UAE Egypt Bahrain

Qatar Airways suspends flights to UAE Egypt Bahrain

first_img Travelweek Group Tags: Qatar, Qatar Airways Qatar Airways suspends flights to UAE, Egypt, Bahrain Tuesday, June 6, 2017 DUBAI — Qatar Airways has canceled flights to Bahrain, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates from Tuesday until further notice, the airline said on its website, a day after it had suspended flights to Saudi Arabia.The airline said passengers holding a confirmed Qatar Airways ticket to any of the four countries between June 5 and July 6 are permitted to rebook their flights up to 30 days after their current departure date.Qatar Airways said its offices will continue to operate as normal in affected countries until further notice.On Monday, EgyptAir, flydubai and Bahrain’s Gulf Air joined Etihad and Emirates in saying they would suspend all flights to and from Doha.The move came after Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain severed diplomatic relations with Qatar in a coordinated move, accusing it of support for Islamist militants and Iran.According to the CAPA Center for Aviation, “Losing Saudi, Bahrain and UAE airspace would effectively ground Qatar Airways.”More news:  Visit Orlando unveils new travel trade tools & agent perksSince Qatar has very little airspace and is largely surrounded by Bahrain, a permanent ban by the aforementioned countries would be devastating for Qatar Airways. As Business Insider reports, losing access to Bahrainian airspace would force the airline to fly through airspace they are now barred from to reach their base in Doha.Credit: Business Insider With file from Reuters Posted by Share << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more