Gobernador Wolf: Fondos otorgados para apoyar proyectos de viviendas asequibles en 17 condados

first_img June 16, 2020 Gobernador Wolf: Fondos otorgados para apoyar proyectos de viviendas asequibles en 17 condados Español,  Infrastructure,  Press Release En el día de la fecha, el Gobernador Tom Wolf anunció la asignación de más de $10 millones en fondos a través del Programa federal HOME de asociaciones para inversión (HOME) para apoyar proyectos de viviendas asequibles en todo el estado.“Tener la capacidad de proporcionar espacios asequibles, seguros y habitables para los residentes de Pennsylvania de bajos ingresos en todo el estado sigue siendo una alta prioridad para mi administración. Especialmente cuando los residentes de Pennsylvania continúan sintiendo el impacto financiero de la crisis de salud pública por la COVID-19, es fundamental garantizar que haya buenas opciones de vivienda para quienes las necesitan”, dijo el Gobernador Wolf. “Los fondos de HOME ayudan a las personas a adquirir y conservar viviendas confiables y seguras y garantiza que la oportunidad esté disponible para todos los propietarios o inquilinos elegibles de Pennsylvania”.El programa HOME aporta fondos federales para ayudar a los municipios y a los gobiernos locales a expandir y preservar un suministro de viviendas asequibles para los residentes de Pennsylvania de bajos y muy bajos ingresos. Los fondos de HOME pueden usarse de diversas maneras para abordar las necesidades cruciales de vivienda, que incluyen los enfoques orientados al mercado que ofrecen oportunidades de compra o alquiler de propiedades para revitalizar las comunidades con nuevas inversiones. Los fondos del programa HOME se proporcionan al Departamento de Desarrollo Comunitario y Económico (DCED, por sus siglas en inglés) del Departamento de Vivienda y Desarrollo Urbano de los Estados Unidos (HUD, por sus siglas en inglés) a través del proceso de asignación de derechos anuales.Los fondos se asignarán a proyectos en los siguientes 17 condados:Condado de CameronEl condado de Cameron recibió la aprobación de $500,000 para la renovación de 10 viviendas existentes ocupadas por sus propietarios. El condado planea renovar viviendas cuyos dueños sean residentes de la tercera edad y discapacitados con ingresos elegibles según el HUD.Condado de CentreEl municipio de State College recibió la aprobación de $280,000 para adquirir, renovar y vender una sola propiedad a un grupo familiar de bajos ingresos, administrado por el municipio.Condado de ClearfieldEl condado de Clearfield recibió la aprobación de $257,580 para renovar tres viviendas existentes ocupadas por sus propietarios.Condado de ColumbiaEl condado de Columbia recibió la aprobación de $1,926,679 para renovar y convertir una iglesia en Bloomsburg en nueve unidades de viviendas de alquiler asequibles para personas solas o familias con 50% o menos del ingreso familiar promedio.Condado de FranklinEl condado de Franklin recibió la aprobación de $515,506 en fondos para adquirir, demoler, construir y vender dos viviendas de tres dormitorios a personas que compran su primera vivienda en el distrito de Waynesboro. Las unidades se comercializarán y venderán a personas de bajos ingresos que compran una vivienda por primera vez.Condado de IndianaEl condado de Indiana recibió la aprobación de $300,000 para renovar cinco viviendas existentes ocupadas por sus propietarios.Condado de LackawannaEl condado de Lackawanna recibió la aprobación de $750,000 para renovar un edificio de apartamentos de seis unidades para personas con ingresos moderados y bajos. Los fondos apoyarán la renovación exterior del edificio, que incluye la reducción de ruidos, revestimientos, canaletas, y el alcance de la renovación consistirá en convertir una unidad de una habitación en una unidad de dos habitaciones y apoyar el trabajo en el sitio, lo que implica volver a pavimentar el estacionamiento, pintar el estacionamiento y realizar paisajismo.Condado de LawrenceEl condado de Lawrence recibió la aprobación de $750,000 para renovar 18 viviendas existentes ocupadas por sus propietarios.El municipio de Shenango recibió la aprobación de $500,000 en fondos para la renovación de 12 viviendas existentes ocupados por sus propietarios que serán administrados por el Servicio Comunitario del Condado de Lawrence (LCCS, por sus siglas en inglés).Condado de LebanonLa ciudad de Lebanon recibió la aprobación de $250,000 para renovar seis viviendas ocupadas por sus propietarios. Los fondos apoyarán los esfuerzos de la comunidad para mejorar la ciudad, que tiene una alta incidencia de propiedades ocupadas por inquilinos y unidades unifamiliares que han pasado a ser edificios multifamiliares.Condado de LehighLa ciudad de Allentown recibió la aprobación de $500,000 para construir cuatro nuevas propiedades para la venta, que serán administradas por el Departamento de Desarrollo Económico y Comunitario del Ayuntamiento de Allentown, y el desarrollador será la Asociación de Viviendas y Corporación de Desarrollo (HADC, por sus siglas en inglés). Las propiedades están ubicadas en un vecindario con una tasa de pobreza del 40%.Condado de LycomingEl municipio de South Williamsport recibió la aprobación de $500,000 para la renovación de nueve viviendas existentes ocupadas por sus propietarios que serán administradas por el Consejo de Gobiernos de SEDA.Condado de MontourEl condado de Montour recibió la aprobación de $500,000 para la renovación de nueve viviendas existentes ocupadas por sus propietarios que serán administradas por el Consejo de Gobiernos de SEDA.Condado de NorthumberlandLa ciudad de Sunsbury recibió la aprobación de $500,000 para la renovación de nueve viviendas existentes ocupadas por sus propietarios que serán administradas por el Consejo de Gobiernos de SEDA.El municipio de Milton recibió la aprobación de $500,000 para la renovación de nueve viviendas existentes ocupadas por sus propietarios que serán administradas por el Consejo de Gobiernos de SEDA.Condado de SchuylkillEl municipio de St. Clair recibió la aprobación de $500,000 para renovar 14 viviendas ocupadas por sus propietarios que serán administradas por la secretaría del municipio y Mullin & Lonergan Associates, Inc. El programa estará disponible para todos los residentes del municipio de bajos ingresos, pero estará dirigido a los residentes de bajos ingresos de la tercera edad.Condado de UnionEl condado de Union recibió la aprobación de $500,000 para renovar 15 viviendas ocupadas por sus propietarios para ser administradas por la Autoridad de Viviendas del Condado de Union.Condado de YorkLa ciudad de York recibió la aprobación de $500,000 para construir seis nuevas casas para personas de bajos ingresos que compran una vivienda por primera vez. York Habitat for Humanity está combinando este proyecto de construcción con sus programas Critical Home Repair (Reparaciones cruciales al hogar) y Aging in Place (Un lugar personas de la tercera edad) para brindar servicios a los vecinos.Para obtener más información, visite el sitio de Internet del DCED, y asegúrese de estar actualizado con todas las noticias de nuestra agencia en Facebook, Twitter y LinkedIn.View this information in English.center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

GMR&SC Launches International meet

first_imgMotor racing enthusiasts are gearing themselves for the biggest event of the sport’s calendar, the Seaboard Marine, Fly Jamaica, GTT and Stag International sponsored Race-meet, billed for November 12th and 13th.Launched last evening at the Guyana Motor Racing and Sports Club’s (GMR&SC) Thomas lands facility, the short ceremony featured words from the event’s main sponsors and officials.The race-meet, which will double as the final leg of the Caribbean’s premier inter-country motor-racing series, the Caribbean Motor Racing Championship (CMRC), will see participation from several countries,according to president of the GMR&SC, Mahendra Boodoo.“This year, teams representing Barbados, Canada, The Cayman Islands, Jamaica Trinidad, Suriname and the United States as well as Guyana will be racing at South Dakota,” he said.He continued, “Through sixty years of racing, we are proud to bring about November meet, filled with excitement.”Meanwhile,Robert Hiscock, representative of Ansa McAl,said “Racing,like any sport, is integral to the development of youths and plays a particularly important part in youth development as well, particularly as it relates to team-work, how to win graciously and lose graciouslyFly Jamaica, another of the title sponsors of the event, indicated its pleasure at being involved, with CEO,Carl Bowen saying, “I can’t imagine its 60 years already, it’s a little older than I am.I congratulate you guys for maintaining and sustaining this sport, it’s a very difficult thing to do,especially in rough economies.”Meanwhile,CMRC series title sponsor Seaboard Marine, through the local branch, John Fernandes Limited,disclosed its investment in the series, adding that they continue to be delighted with the series.“Seaboard is proud to inject approximately 125,000 USD into each year of motor racing that CMRC has been in existence. This is no small feat for the company or the championship but we are very proud to be associated with the name and brand,” said representative Jeremey Fernandes.”Meanwhile,Guyana’s representative on the CMRC board,Shairaz Roshandin,said, “So far we have covered Jamaica, Barbados and Trinidad. At this point, Trinidad is leading the Championship and Guyana being the final leg,will see the most representatives and we would expect to see high level of competition.”The race weekend begins on Friday with free practice before Saturday’s qualification with Sunday’s races beginning from 08:00hr, with the lap of honour.last_img read more

Cricket News PCB rejects Sharjeel’s appeal for relaxation in the spot fixing ban

first_imghighlights Sharjeel, a dashing opener, was suspended and sent back home after the start of the second Pakistan Super League edition in Dubai in February 2017 and was later banned for five years for breaching five clauses of the anti-corruption code.Interestingly, the anti-corruption tribunal of the PCB, which banned Sharjeel, had later suspended half of his five-year ban.Sharjeel has made one Test, 25 ODIs, and 15 T20 Internationals appearances. In his short career, Sharjeel has scored one century and eight half-centuries.Mohammad Amir has been a little lucky to get back into the scheme of things, and also had the skiddy pace which no other Pakistan bowler had then. It will be interesting to see if Sharjeel can make a comeback to the national squad once his ban is lifted as the men-in-green are in a good state now.  New Delhi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has rejected Sharjeel’s appeal to allow him to play domestic cricket. Earlier, Sharjeel was involved in the spot-fixing scandal, eventually getting ban by the board to playing cricket.A senior official of the PCB said that Sharjeel’s application was submitted by his lawyer and had been discussed at the recent Board of Governors meeting. The application suggested a plea for allowing him to play domestic cricket and club cricket.”Sharjeel in his application had appealed to the Board chairman, Ehsan Mani to use his discretionary powers under the anti-corruption code and give him relaxation to play domestic and club cricket before his ban ends in late August,” Sharjeel’s lawyer, Shaigan Ejaz said.Shaigan said that the appeal was made on the grounds to Mani that the PCB had earlier given relaxation to Mohammad Amir, who had deliberately bowled no-ball against England a few years back and allowed him to start playing club and domestic cricket before his five-year-long ban ended.On this, the PCB official said that “After much debate, the governing board members had decided that Sharjeel should only be allowed to resume once his ban expires in August.” For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Sharjeel doesn’t get any relaxation in his tenure ban. He has made 25 ODI and 15 T20 appearances for Pakistan. Sharjeel was banned during the second season of PSL. last_img read more

Tech accelerator to grow student companies

first_imgThe Viterbi Startup Garage, a technology accelerator aimed at growing startup companies run by USC students and alumni, is looking for its first crop of companies to assist and advise.Game time · Google VP of Social Products Bradley Horowitz speaks to students at a event hosted by the Viterbi Student Innovation Institute, which also encourages students to create their own start-ups. — Ralf Cheung | Daily TrojanThe Startup Garage, announced by Viterbi on March 26, is accepting applications through April 22; the 12-week summer program will begin May 28.Students in the program will receive expert mentoring, access to investors, working space and $20,000 in funding. Ashish Soni, the program’s director and a founding director of the Viterbi Student Innovation Institute, said two primary goals of the program were to help USC achieve its vision of developing the next big technology company and enable students to start successful companies.“One of the things we realized was that students need time, access to resources [in the form] of financial support systems, mentoring and coaching. It’s hard to get all of that in a semester,” Soni said.In addition to focusing their attention on the university, the program also seeks to encourage technology startups to stay in the Los Angeles area.“With the Viterbi Startup Garage, we aim to provide the support needed so that this talent can fully develop its potential and make Los Angeles and Southern Californiaone of the most vibrant technology startup regions in the world,” said Viterbi School of Engineering Dean Yannis C. Yortsos in a statement.Viterbi is partnering with Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, a leading venture capital firm, and United Talent Agency, a talent and literary agency, to run the program. As a part of the program, participants have access to the KPCB and UTA networks when they are building their companies.“Students will have access not just to capital, but to insight into building companies, insight into the market, into how you build successful companies,” Soni said. “[The combination of] a top engineering school, a top venture capital firm and a top business development talent agency is a unique combination that doesn’t exist anywhere else in the country.”Though other technology accelerators exist in Los Angeles, the Viterbi Startup Garage is unique in its focus on students and its link to a major university.“We’ll leverage our partners, our faculty and our alumni to help make these companies successful,” Soni said.This year the Viterbi Startup Garage will look at digital andsoftware-based companies, as well as hardward companies. Soni said the directors of the program are looking to increase the size of the program in the coming years.“The goal is to increase the number [of accepted companies], but this is the first year, so we want to start small, have some early success and grow from there,” Soni said.Founders of AIO Robotics Kai Chang and Jens Windau, both Ph.D. students in computer science who applied to the program, hope that their company is one of the few companies accepted into the program.Chang and Windau said the Viterbi Startup Garage’s association with USC and dedication to supporting students makes it very appealing to them.“We can trust the entire Viterbi community. The Trojan Family seems more comfortable to approach than someone who is not ‘related’ to you, necessarily,” Chang said.Jason Wei, the co-founder of Taggle and a junior majoring in business administration who applied to the program, said he hopes his company, which helps people find the best price for printing custom T-shirts, is accepted into the program because of the technology accelerator’s extensive networks.Wei and his partners said the Viterbi Startup Garage’s resources could help their business grow rapidly, and that they would use the $20,000 funding to reach college campuses beyond USC and UCLA.“[We are] trying to scale aggressively this summer. In order to do that, we’re going to need office space, we’re going to need financial resources and moving onto the next stage is also much easier with great mentors, which this program offers,” Wei said.Any current USC students or alumni who graduated from USC within the past five years may apply, as long as at least one co-founder or CEO is a Viterbi student or alumnus.last_img read more

FIFA controversy rumbles on.

first_imgMeanwhile VISA have made a statement saying they will pull sponsorship if no action is taken over FIFA corruption.The company says they expect swift and immediate action to be taken.Hyundai, Coca Cola and Adidas have all released statements pressurising FIFA. Seven FIFA officials were arrested in Switzerland yesterday as part of a US-led corruption inquiry.UEFA want tomorrow’s presidential election to be postponed – when Sepp Blatter will be going for a fifth term.The FAI has already said it will not vote for Blatter.last_img

Woods shrugs off shaky start to lead in Japan

first_img First Published: 24th October, 2019 18:11 IST Written By SUBSCRIBE TO US 10 months ago Medical pot on campus: Colleges say no and face lawsuits 10 months ago WWE 2K20 Gaming: Unhappy PlayStation users granted refund FOLLOW US WATCH US LIVE Tiger Woods couldn’t have scripted a better scenario for the PGA’s first tournament in Japan despite his shaky start. After a layoff from arthroscopic surgery on his left knee two months ago, Woods shot a 6-under 64 on Thursday to share the first-round lead at the Zozo Championship. Woods was tied with Gary Woodland, with local favorite Hideki Matsuyama one stroke behind.Teeing off from the 10th hole, things didn’t start well for Woods who sent his opening shot into the water. That led to the first of three straight bogeys. “The start I got off to wasn’t very good, I hit bad shot after bad shot … and the next thing you know, things aren’t looking so good,” Woods said. But the Masters champion quickly found his game at the Accordia Golf Narashino Country Club, with birdies on four of his next six holes to get to 1 under.“After the start, the ball striking was better, the putting was really good,” Woods said. “I was hitting a lot of good putts, the ball was rolling tight which was nice. ” Woods is making his first start in his 23rd season on the PGA Tour, needing one victory to reach 82 wins and tie the career record held by Sam Snead. Woods last played in an official tournament in Japan in 2006 at the Dunlop Phoenix, where he lost in a playoff to Padraig Harrington. He won the Dunlop Phoenix the two previous years.As pleased as Woods was with his day, the Japanese fans couldn’t have been happier. The American is hugely popular in Japan and drew the biggest galleries on Thursday. “The people here in Japan have come out and supported this event,” Woods said. “It’s been a lot of fun to play in front of them again, I haven’t done it in a while. I’ve missed it. They’ve always been fantastic with golf and supported their golf here.” Woodland had six birdies, including one on the par-5 18th. “I played well from top to bottom,” Woodland said. “I drove the ball well and anytime I can control the ball on the greens from the fairway, that adds up to a pretty good day.”Matsuyama led early with four birdies on the front nine, but faltered with a bogey on the final hole. “I am just one stroke behind the leader so think I am in a good position,” Matsuyama said. “Tomorrow I need to minimize my mistakes.” The Zozo tournament is part of three tournaments that make up the PGA Tour’s Asia Swing, including the CJ Cup in South Korea won last week by Justin Thomas and the HSBC Champions in Shanghai next week.Organizers said more than 20,000 fans attended the opening day. Heavy rain from a storm over the Pacific Ocean is expected on Friday. With weather issues predicted for the second round, the tee times have been moved up an hour but play could still be affected. Among the other big names, Rory McIlroy (72) struggled with the windy conditions and Thomas had an even-par 70. Jason Day, who beat Woods in a Skins game on Monday at the same venue, finished with a 73 while Jordan Spieth shot a 74. center_img WE RECOMMEND 10 months ago Unique guitar-shaped hotel opens at Florida Seminole casino COMMENT Last Updated: 24th October, 2019 18:11 IST Woods Shrugs Off Shaky Start To Lead In Japan Tiger Woods couldn’t have scripted a better scenario for the PGA’s first tournament in Japan despite his shaky start. Associated Press Television News LIVE TVlast_img read more

Dodgers rally to beat Padres after Kenley Jansen blows another save

first_imgPreviousDodgers catcher Russell Martin and infielder Kiké Hernandez celebrate after defeating the Padres 6-4 in 10 innings on Wednesdaya night in San Diego. Hernandez scored the go-ahead run in the top of the 10th. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Kenta Maeda works against a San Diego Padres batter during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Kenta Maeda works against a San Diego Padres batter during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsSAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA – AUGUST 28: Manny Machado #13 slides safely past Russell Martin #55 of the Los Angeles Dodgers on a sacrifice fly by Hunter Renfroe #10 of the San Diego Padres during the first inning of a game at PETCO Park on August 28, 2019 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)San Diego Padres starting pitcher Trey Wingenter works against a Los Angeles Dodgers batter during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA – AUGUST 28: Cody Bellinger #35 scores on a single hit by Corey Seager #5 of the Los Angeles Dodgers during the second inning of a game against the San Diego Padres at PETCO Park on August 28, 2019 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Kenta Maeda hits a two-RBI single during the second inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA – AUGUST 28: Manny Machado #13 of the San Diego Padres looks on after striking out during the third inning of a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at PETCO Park on August 28, 2019 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA – AUGUST 28: Cody Bellinger #35 of the Los Angeles Dodgers is unable to catch a foul ball hit by Manuel Margot #7 of the San Diego Padres during the fourth inning of a game at PETCO Park on August 28, 2019 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA – AUGUST 28: Max Muncy #13 of the Los Angeles Dodgers reacts after being hit by a pitch during the fifth inning of a game against the San Diego Padres at PETCO Park on August 28, 2019 in San Diego, California. Muncy left the game after being examined by trainers. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA – AUGUST 28: Max Muncy #13 of the Los Angeles Dodgers reacts after being hit by a pitch during the fifth inning of a game against the San Diego Padres at PETCO Park on August 28, 2019 in San Diego, California. Muncy left the game after being examined by trainers. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA – AUGUST 28: Manny Machado #13 of the San Diego Padres flys out while breaking his bat during the sixth inning of a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at PETCO Park on August 28, 2019 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)The Dodgers’ Kiké Hernandez, right, slides in late to second as San Diego Padres second baseman makes the catch for the out during the eighth inning a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019, in San Diego. Hernandez single, scoring Corey Seager; Hernandez was out trying to advance to second. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)San Diego Padres’ Eric Hosmer reacts after hitting a home run during the eighth inning of the team’s baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA – AUGUST 28: Ty France #11 congratulates Eric Hosmer #30 of the San Diego Padres after his solo homerun during the eighth inning of a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at PETCO Park on August 28, 2019 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers left fielder Chris Taylor can’t make the catch on a double by San Diego Padres’ Francisco Mejia during the ninth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Kenley Jansen looks toward San Diego Padres’ Wil Myers on first base during the ninth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)San Diego Padres’ Francisco Mejia, left, scores on a wild pitch by Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Kenley Jansen during the ninth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA – AUGUST 28: A.J. Pollock #11 of the Los Angeles Dodgers connects for an RBI single during the tenth inning of a game against the San Diego Padres at PETCO Park on August 28, 2019 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)The Dodgers’ Kiké Hernandez celebrates after scoring the go-ahead run on a throwing error during the 10th inning of the team’s baseball game against the San Diego Padres on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA – AUGUST 28: Russell Martin #55 scores on an RBI single hit by A.J. Pollock #11 of the Los Angeles Dodgers during the tenth inning of a game against the San Diego Padress at PETCO Park on August 28, 2019 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA – AUGUST 28: Casey Sadler #65 of the Los Angeles Dodgers reacts after defeating the San Diego Padres 6-4 in a game against the San Diego Padres at PETCO Park on August 28, 2019 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)Dodgers catcher Russell Martin and infielder Kiké Hernandez celebrate after defeating the Padres 6-4 in 10 innings on Wednesdaya night in San Diego. Hernandez scored the go-ahead run in the top of the 10th. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Kenta Maeda works against a San Diego Padres batter during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)NextShow Caption1 of 22Los Angeles Dodgers’ Kenta Maeda works against a San Diego Padres batter during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)ExpandSAN DIEGO — The Dodgers have won pretty and won ugly. They have won with slugging and with pitching. They will win 106 games at their current pace, and it can now be said they have won because of a clutch stolen base.The better question is, how many more games will they win with Kenley Jansen as their closer?Jansen blew his seventh save of the season Wednesday, allowing the tying run in the ninth inning against the San Diego Padres. That set the stage for a two-out rally in the 10th inning against Kirby Yates and a 6-4 win at Petco Park that dropped the Dodgers’ magic number for clinching their seventh consecutive NL West title to nine.The key play: a two-out steal by Kiké Hernandez, who beat Francisco Mejia’s throw to second base by mere inches. The next batter, Russell Martin, scorched a ground ball to Padres shortstop Luis Urías. After snaring the ball in his glove, Urías airmailed the throw over the head of first baseman Eric Hosmer. Hernandez, running on contact with two outs, scored easily from second base. Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Wingenter walked Hernandez, then was removed in favor of right-hander Luis Perdomo. Martin walked, loading the bases for Maeda.Maeda hit a home run here in his second major league at-bat three years ago. It remains the only home run of his career. This time he hit a line-drive single, allowing Taylor and Hernandez to score. The Dodgers led 3-2.The right-hander allowed just one hit over the next four innings and didn’t allow a runner to advance past second base.The Dodgers will transition from a six-man starting rotation to a traditional five-man rotation next week. If this was Maeda’s last start before he joins the bullpen, he did not go out with a whimper. The right-hander allowed a single, a double and three walks in five innings. He struck out three batters and moved above .500 for the first time in more than a month.“With Kenta, there’s just that versatility component,” Roberts said. “As a starter, we’ve seen him do great things. We’ve seen him do great things out of the ’pen. That’s something as we look out, we’re going to have a conversation with him and see what’s best for us and what’s best for him. We haven’t made that decision yet.”  Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season A.J. Pollock drove in Martin with a single later in the 10th inning to knock Yates (0-5) out of the game. An All-Star for the first time in 2019, Yates blew his fourth save opportunity of the season – his second against the Dodgers this month.Hernandez said he received a text message from Manager Dave Roberts early Wednesday saying he would get the day off. But the Padres made a late change, recalling left-hander Nick Margevicius from the minor leagues and inserting reliever Trey Wingenter as their starting pitcher. Hernandez swapped in for Joc Pederson, a left-handed hitter, a couple of hours before first pitch.As fate would have it, Hernandez was still in the game with two outs in the 10th inning, drawing a walk against Yates to begin the winning rally.“When you play in the National League and you can play a few positions, you never know when you have to be ready to come in the game at any point,” Hernandez said. “When they called up (Margevicius), we know he’s been a starter, we figured that he was going to be an opener. We did a line change and it worked out.”Hernandez also drove in a run with an eighth-inning single. He scored two of the Dodgers’ six runs.center_img Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire “Kiké really had a heck of a ballgame,” Roberts said. “Driving in a run, hitting the ball the other way, it was a big run right there at that point in time. When you get two outs, you can slug. Most guys try to do it with one swing. But Kiké took a good at-bat against Yates, got on base, stole second base.”Trying to preserve a 4-3 lead in the ninth inning, Jansen blew his seventh save of the season – matching a career-high set in 2012.Mejia began the inning by hitting a soft flare to left field. The ball caromed off Chris Taylor’s glove and Mejia was on second base with a double.With one out and Mejia on third base, Jansen threw a cut fastball above Ty France’s head. The ball caromed off Martin’s glove to the backstop for a wild pitch. Mejia scored and the score was tied at 4, the save blown.“He’s throwing the ball well. He really is,” Roberts said of Jansen. “That’s a play that (Taylor) gave it everything he had. If you make that play it’s a completely different inning. I still think the ball is coming out really well.”Jansen is 2 for 5 in August save opportunities. Roberts previously resolved to withhold Jansen from certain save situations in order to keep his appearances on a more regular schedule, but that has not curtailed Jansen’s struggles. At times the issue has been pitch selection, at other times velocity.“I actually thought he sequenced pretty well tonight,” Roberts said.Casey Sadler pitched a scoreless 10th inning to record his first save. Jansen (4-3) was credited with the victory.The Dodgers dodged a bullet in the fifth inning when second baseman Max Muncy was struck on his right wrist by a 94-mph fastball from Matt Strahm. Muncy had to leave the game and the injury was announced as a contusion.Roberts said x-rays were negative and Muncy is day-to-day with wrist soreness.Kenta Maeda got off to a rough start before the announced crowd of 26,871. He walked two of the first three hitters he faced, then allowed an RBI single to Hosmer. When Hunter Renfroe lofted a fly ball to Hernandez in right field, Manny Machado was able to tag up and score from third base. The Padres led 2-0 after one inning.Maeda helped the Dodgers pull ahead with his bat.Cody Bellinger led off the second inning with a walk and went to third base on a single by Taylor. When Corey Seager tapped a ground ball to second base, Bellinger had time to score from third without a throw.Related Articleslast_img read more

Japan take 6-0 lead over PNG at half-time

first_imgJapan scored 1:40 seconds into the first half when Juri Kawano powered a shot past PNG’S keeper Lavina Hola. Kawano scored two more times to take Japan to a 3-0 lead after only 11 minutes.Japan continued to dominate possession and it was now striker Fuka Kono’s turn to shine as she scored twice in 5 minutes.PNG muscled up in defence and managed to keep the Japanese at bay but only for the moment.Hola made some brilliant saves to boost the team’s morale.Japan snuck in another goal right on the stroke of half-time when Yuki Mizutani slotted one past Hola.last_img

Rochelle Bryan pledges to remain at Barbican

first_imgAfter representing three clubs in 15 years in the nation’s Women’s League football, Rochelle ‘Chunky’ Bryan has fallen in love with Barbican FC. She now has no intention of parting ways with the St Andrew-based club.In her second season at Barbican, Bryan was awarded the Most Valuable Player (MVP) for the just concluded 2015 season. She won the MVP trophy and $25,000 cash incentive at the recent Sherwin- Williams/JFF awards ceremony.Bryan missed the function due to illness, but was naturally happy on hearing the good news. She was a key member of the team which won the league and knockout double. Playing in an attacking midfield role, Bryan netted seven times, including two hat-tricks.”I felt really great when I heard the news as it was my first MVP award in the league after so many years,” Bryan told The Gleaner.”Well, I have been playing in the league since 2000 and won back-to-back titles with my first club, Portmore Strikers, in 2000-01. And, this year I won my fourth title with Barbican,” she disclosed.”It is really a very nice feeling to win such an award. I just gave it my all and it paid dividends,” the 28 year-old former youth and national senior representative stated.She said Barbican are a great club and it is wonderful to be working with her teammates and coach Charles Edwards.”The coach and captain (Philisha Lewis) have been very good to me. They help to motivate the team on a whole. Barbican are like a family and we are reaping the benefits of hard work over the years,” Bryan, who also played at UWI FC two years ago, said.”I intend to remain at Barbican as long as I am healthy and can give my all to the team. The key at Barbican is discipline and the training is very hard. But we are going for it again as we have not lost a game since 2011,” she said.Bryan, who started in the local club league at age 13, has been affected by knee and back injuries during her career.She last played for Jamaica women’s senior team last year, but was not included recently. However, Bryan says whenever she is called, “I am always ready to represent my country.”Right now, we need a lot more help in order to develop the football here. The JFF also needs to do a lot more for women’s football. There is a lot of talent out there, but they need proper guidance,” the veteran footballer shared.last_img read more