Tomko throwing everything into starting

first_imgVERO BEACH, Fla. – Brett Tomko staked a verbal claim to the vacant fifth spot in the Dodgers’ starting rotation Sunday. The veteran right-hander’s hope now is that his revamped pitching motion will help him stake that same claim on the field. It is a safe bet Derek Lowe will get the ball against the Brewers. But there is a slight chance Little will go with newcomer Jason Schmidt, instead, because that would push Lowe to the next day and would align Lowe to pitch the home opener April 9. The Furcal-Pierre issue still could go either way. “These two players have been leading off their whole lives,” Little said. “We don’t want either one of them to change a lot just because we’re suddenly putting one of them in a position to hit second.” Late call: Veteran catcher Kelly Stinnett spent Saturday coaching his kids’ flag football team in the Phoenix area while waiting for his agent to get him an invitation to spring training – any spring training. Sunday morning, he was walking into Dodgertown, fresh from a red-eye flight, having accepted a strangely timed minor-league contract from the Dodgers. Barring an injury to Russell Martin or Mike Lieberthal, Stinnett, 37, will spend the season at Triple-A Las Vegas – although the Dodgers likely would let him out of his deal if another team came calling with a major-league offer. (818) 713-3675 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! But after spending the entire winter changing his mechanics to keep the ball hidden from a batter’s view longer into his delivery, Tomko believes he can once again be an effective major-league starter – especially since the glamour spots in the pen appear to be taken by closer Takashi Saito and setup man Jonathan Broxton. He threw his first side session of spring training Saturday, after which he said this motion not only is more deceptive than his old one, but also less taxing. Tomko is scheduled to throw again today, but that became tentative when he turned his right ankle while walking in the yard of the home he is staying in. The ankle was slightly sprained. Little said he doesn’t expect it to affect Tomko’s throwing program. Tight lips: Little said he has settled on the answers to two of the most burning questions of the spring: Who will take the mound in the season opener April 2 at Milwaukee and in what order the top twohitters, Rafael Furcal and Juan Pierre, will come to the plate. But he wasn’t telling. center_img “That last starting spot is what I’m going after,” Tomko said. “I worked hard during the offseason and came to camp in as good a shape as I have ever been, and I have one goal.” Club officials would love to see Tomko reach that goal, especially since he is by far the most handsomely compensated ($4.1million this season) of the seven candidates. Tomko, who at the time was struggling as a starter, readily agreed to a request by manager Grady Little last July that he go to the bullpen for the rest of the season. last_img read more

New Year’s Eve at the Pomeroy Hotel and Conference Centre with the FSJ Literacy Society

first_imgIf you wish to make dinner reservations please call Just Jacks at 250-262-2040Advertisement This is a 19+ event and Tickets $49.99 +taxes/feesTickets can be purchased through Eventbrite, or at the Casino Cash Cage and Pomeroy Hotel Fort St. John. Entertainment for the evening includes; Lori Kole, Sweet Tequila, The SweetWater Band and Montney Coulees. The evening’s entertainment starts at 9 PM. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Literacy Society is hosting an evening of entertainment and celebration to ring in the New Year. – Advertisement -The Literacy Society shares there will be a 50/50 draw, as well as door prizes that will be given away throughout the evening.center_img To view the FB Event Page; CLICK HERE 100 percent of the event proceeds will be directed to the Fort St. John Literacy Society to enhance and expand the free literacy programs offered to the local community. last_img read more


first_imgDonegal Golf Club (Murvagh)Men’s CompetitionsSunday 10th August – Presidents Prize (Mr Michael Neary). While Rory McIlroy was moving to 4 Major victories Michael “D” Gallagher stayed on his heels when picking up his 3rd Presidents Prize on Sunday.Having endured a shoulder injury in the last year or so which restricted his enjoyment of the links Michael has returned with some excellent play lately and had 41pts in tough conditions.Darren McDaid took 2nd from Michael McGroary both of whom had 38pts. John Joe Travers was one shot further back on 37pts and John Meehan took the gross with 30pts. Frank Bourke was best of the Past Presidents. The Juniors competed on Saturday and the winner was Damien Mulhern. President Michel Neary presented the prizes in the clubhouse following a very enjoyable meal and referred to the recognition he received as President of the club, and this he said was a tribute to the esteem in which the course is held both in Ireland and abroad. Results:1.Michael “D” Gallagher (11) 41pts2.Darren McDaid (3) 38pts (BOT)3.Michael McGroary (14) 38pts4.John Joe Travers (14) 37ptsGross. John Meehan (6) 30pts Past President: Frank Bourke (16) 32ptsThursday SpecialsThis week’s winner who returned to the main competition after a spell in the past player category was Mark Butler with 32pts. The win cannot be too far away for Shane Browne who finished 2nd for the third time in four weeks with 31 pts, Bobby Beare was 3rd with 30pts on a break of tie from Barry Kennedy who also had 30 pts.Not for the first time this year Michael ‘D’ Gallagher was the best past player with 34 pts, Colm Campbell won the prize for the 1st 9 with 20 pts on a break of tie. There will be no Thursday 14th (Open Week) or Thursday 21st August(Ulster Seniors) in Murvagh.On Thursday 21st August we will be running a 15 Hole competition in Ballybofey & Stranorlar GC, scores will count towards Player of the Year. Tee is booked from 4:20PM to 5:20PM if you are interested in playing during this time please contact Barry Kennedy(Secretary), if you want to play earlier in the day please contact Ballybofey & Stranorlar GC to book your time. Presentation of prizes will be held in McCafferty’s at 10:30PM.Players are reminded that the Quarter finals of the Phoenix cup must be played by the 20th August.This Year’s weekend away will be held on the 11th\12th October at Slieve Russell Golf Club. Sheet is on the notice board please add your name if you are interested in travelling, the first 30 players with their name on the sheet and the €50 deposit paid will travel.Ladies’ CompetitionsSponsor: White Hotels -3rd & 5th AugustJane Sharkey will be dining in style after winning the White Hotels sponsored competition at the August Bank Holiday weekend. Her handicap has tumbled this year by 9 shots and a further reduction in the offing with her winning score of 38pts. Maeve Marnane is once more in the winner’s enclosure with her score of 36pts. In 3rd place was Helen O’Shea also with 36pts. 4th was Maureen McCormack with 34pts.1. Jane Sharkey (27) 38pts2. Maeve Marnane (28) 36pts BOT3. Helen O’Shea (14) 36pts4. Maureen McCormack (19) 34ptsFront 9 Geraldine Gorman (16) 17pts BOTBack 9 Kathleen Fox (22) 19pts4th August9 hole Competition in aid of NBCRIClare Paasch (30) was the winner with a fantastic score of 21 ptsPresident’s Prize to the Ladies (Mr Michael Neary) – 9th AugustEven though the weather was perfect for golf on Saturday, the scoring was low for this prestigious competition. Bernie Treacy, a former Lady President, was the winner of the beautiful pearl necklace ( you choose well, Sally) with a score of 76. Runner up with the same score was Dorothy Woods. Bernie Finn was 3rd with 77. Clare Paasch who has featured in recent competitions was 4th with 78 and Mary McLaughlin 5th on 79 BOT.1. Bernie Treacy (17) 76 BOT2. Dorothy Woods (11) 763. Bernie Finn (15) 774. Clare Paasch (30) 785. Mary McLaughlin (19) 78 BOTCategory 0 – 20 Mary McGonigle (13) 82 BOTCategory 21 – 28 Kathleen Fox (22) 79Category 29 – 36 Grainne McGettigan (29) 86Past President: Mary Talbot (17) 80Front 9 Helen O’Shea (13) 37.5Back 9 Helen Mills (15) 38.5 BOTOur two remaining teams the Maire O’Donnell Team and the Miele Team have bowed out of their respective competitions. The Maire O’Donnell team after beating Cruit in the first round were defeated by Gweedore in the 2nd round. They needed to win 3.5 matches at home but it was not to be on the day. The Miele Team reached the semi final of the Region. On their way there they had overcome Blacklion, Bundoran, Portsalon, and Ballyliffen but were thwarted by a strong Slieve Russell team on the 4th August. Thanks to team managers Crona O’Reilly, Bernie Treacy, Geraldine Gorman, team members and panel for their time and commitment during the summer.Club CompetitionsThe social mixed was won by one of our junior girls Sophie Carr accompanied by David Childs and Matthew Shovlin.Open Days:The club are running open days from 13th to 16th of August. These are open to Ladies & Gents . Details as follows:13th August – Open competition – Singles Stableford – Sponsor: Ulster Bank14th August – Open Competition – Singles Stableford – Sponsor: Brittons’s Pharmacy15th August – Open Competition – Singles Stableford – Sponsor: Solis Lough Eske Hotel16th August – Open competition – Singles Stroke – Sponsor: David Robinson PGATime Sheet in operation for Open competitions – Phone 074 9734054 or Book On-Line at www.donegalgolfclub.ieRegardsLarry WalshThis email and any files transmitted with it are confidential and privileged and intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom they are addressed. Any unauthorised direct or indirect dissemination, distribution or copying of this message and any attachments is strictly prohibited. If you have received this email in error please delete and notify or telephone +353 74 9721931GOLF NEWS: MICHAEL GALLAGHER WINS THE PRESIDENTS PRIZE AT MURVAGH was last modified: August 11th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:golfMurvaghNoticesSportlast_img read more


first_imgThe Donegal-born former finance director of Anglo Irish Bank, who was arrested at his Co Dublin home yesterday morning, has been released without charge.William McAteer was arrested in Rathgar by detectives from the Garda Bureau of Fraud Investigation.He was questioned at Irishtown Garda station. A file is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.It was the second time Mr McAteer was arrested in connection with the ongoing investigation into alleged financial irregularities at the bank.Follow us on us on Sell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comDONEGAL BANKER FREED WITHOUT CHARGE was last modified: November 2nd, 2011 by BrendaShare 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_imgDeputy Joe McHugh TD, welcomes today’s announcement by the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD, on the awarding of €2.4 million in grant aid to 20 seafood processing companies across Ireland.Joe McHugh TDFour Seafood Processing Companies in Donegal have received grants of up to €540,758.Commenting on today’s announcement, Deputy Joe McHugh TD, “I welcome today’s announcement by Minister Coveney of €2.4 million in grant aid to 20 seafood processing companies, under the 2014 Seafood Processing Business Investment Scheme. This scheme plays a vital role in the fishing industry and ensuring the continued growth of a key sector in Ireland. “There are four Donegal-based companies which will each receive funding as part of this scheme, over half a million in total, and highlights the important role that these processing companies, and the seafood industry in general have to play in a county like Donegal, where an emphasis has remained on our natural resources.“This scheme, which works in conjunction with private investment, will total almost €8 million in 2014 and benefit 20 companies throughout Ireland. Under schemes like this, the Government are recognising and reaffirming their commitment to the Seafood Industry in Ireland and aims to support these companies who are doing such pivotal work to local communities, employment and the economy.”The four Donegal companies to receive grants are :Proseail An Clochan Liath Teo, Co. Donegal – € 175,801 Charles Vial (Fish Merchant) Ltd –  €35,554Earagail Eisc Teo – € 312,450Arctic Fish Ltd – € 16,953 DONEGAL SEAFOOD COMPANIES GET GRANTS OF €500,000 was last modified: May 2nd, 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:donegalgrantsjoe mchugh tdseafoodlast_img read more

Ipswich played well but conceded ‘milky’ goal – McCarthy

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesIpswich manager Mick McCarthy admitted his team paid the price for their sloppy defending in their 2-1 defeat at QPR.Christophe Berra’s failure to deal with James Perch’s throw-in led to Idrissa Sylla’s opening goal.And after Tom Lawrence hauled Ipswich level with a fine strike, Adam Webster allowed Pawel Wszolek to squirm away from him and score the winner.“We played really well today but we conceded two really bad goals,” McCarthy said.Embed from Getty Images“We created a lot of chances and the second half was a great performance, but we didn’t manage to score and then we gave away a milky goal.“It was a good performance all round, but they put it in the net instead of us.“It should have drawn 1-1 and if we don’t win that game then there’s no way we should lose it.“We played well in the first half, dominated until their goal and played very well in the second half.“We’ve had two really good performances; a good performance and a good result but then a good performance and a bad result here.“You’ve more chance of winning if you play well, and we have very played well, but if you give goals away like we have done then it’s going to be difficult.”See also:Wszolek does it again as QPR beat IpswichHolloway ready for ‘massive’ QPR transfer windowChery tells QPR he wants to leaveFurlong and Doughty’s recall by QPR confirmedSylla okay after knock to head – HollowayQPR v Ipswich player ratingsQPR snap up non-League defender   Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

When protecting wheat, timing is everything

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Mother Nature’s confusion of March in May is not only causing havoc with corn and soybean planting, but it may have major implications on Ohio’s wheat. This 2016 wheat crop has come along nicely and keeping it healthy will be all about timing when it comes to fungicide and pesticide applications.Seed Consultant’s Director of Agronomic Services, Bill Mullen, shows the progress of some seed fields in Preble County and has some pointers on how to get the most out of wheat fields, despite the chilly and wet spring.last_img read more

Money Out of the Business Isn’t Money Into the Business

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now Tough economic times, like the recession we experienced a few years ago, create a sense of scarcity. People and companies both believe that opportunities are scarce, that money is hard to come by, and that they should be making cuts. So they work to take costs out of the business.But cutting expenses isn’t a growth strategy. Increasing profitability on the business you are already doing isn’t new revenue. It isn’t growth.Cutting expenses doesn’t generate new revenue. It doesn’t create a new customer, nor does it create new opportunities within your existing customers. Taking cost out of the business isn’t a substitute for the challenge of generating new revenue.Removing costs doesn’t make you more competitive, and it does nothing to differentiate you in a crowded market. In fact, cutting too deeply can destroy your competitiveness and your ability to differentiate your offering.There are good reasons to cut costs out of a business. If you are spending money at a reckless, irresponsible, or unsustainable rate, cost cutting makes sense. But this isn’t always the reason people try to take money out of the business. More often, they take money out of the business because they are fearful about their future or they are having trouble generating new revenue.Is the challenge that is driving cost cutting that spending isn’t in alignment with what the business really needs? Or is it being done because it is easier than increasing revenue?last_img read more

Patafa cuts Tabal, runner says ‘I just want to run for PH’

first_imgTabal recently won the Scotiabank Ottawa Half Marathon in Canada after suiting up for the Philippines last year as its first woman marathoner who officially qualified in the Olympics.Using the same guidelines for selection, Sering said they also removed Filipino-Americans Caleb Stuart, Jessica Barnard and Donovant Arriola Jr. from the Philippine delegation in the 11-nation Games on Aug. 19-30.Stuart is the reigning record-holder and defending champion in the hammer throw event of the SEA Games, Arriola got a bronze medal in men’s long jump in 2015 Singapore and Barnard placed third in the women’s 3000 steeple chase.“Arriola informed us that he’s injured but there was no word or performance report from Stuart and Barnard,” said Patafa president Philip Ella Juico. “It means they are not interested.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Pacquiao spar mate predicts 7th round KO for Manny “I was thinking [that] if my performance in Ottawa will be good, then we can plan to meet with Patafa to show interest to compete with the help of [the] PSC. I just wanted to make sure that I am ready and fully conditioned before my appeal to them [and] to make sure I have concrete performance evidence to show.”PSC commissioner Mon Fernandez, who is an open supporter of Tabal, said the sports funding government body has no say on who a national sports association names to the national team.“The PSC has no say with regards to who the NSA would put in their line up,” Fernandez wrote in a message to the Inquirer. “Patafa was named NSA of the year and [track and field chief Philip] Juico executive of the year. They must know something we don’t with regards to this issue.”Despite the development, Tabal said she still hopes to be part of the national team to the Kuala Lumpur Games.“For now, I just want to focus and continue my training and hope I get to represent the country in the coming SEA Games,” said the runner from Cebu. “All I want is to run for the country.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blastcenter_img Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast 2017 Philippine Sportswriters Association Awards Night. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe Philippine Track and Field Association has excluded Rio de Janeiro Olympian Mary Joy Tabal from its athletes roster for the Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur—but the country’s top marathoner still holds on to the hope that she can represent the country.Patafa executive vice president Nicanor “Boy” Sering made the announcement Wednesday, saying that Tabal failed to cooperate with the local track and field association for her inclusion in the national team.ADVERTISEMENT “She didn’t show any intention of participating in the national team. There was no effort on her part,” said Sering.“There’s a process that we have to follow if an athlete wants to join the national team. Even if you’re clockings are good, that doesn’t make you a national player outright,” added Sering.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingBut Tabal said she has every intent in representing the country in the SEA Games.“All the training outside and the breaking of the national record is part of my plan in preparation for the SEA games,” Tabal said. Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more