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  • Woodstock Founder Responds To New Bethel Woods Event With Promise Of “Real Woodstock 50th Festival”

    first_imgEarlier this week, Live Nation and Bethel Woods Center for the Arts announced plans for a three-day event that will be held at the same time and location where the original Woodstock Music & Arts Festival, from August 16th-18th in 2019. The official event is being branded as Bethel Woods Music and Culture Festival, with the tagline reading, “celebrating the golden anniversary at the historic site of the 1969 Woodstock festival” and will plan on featuring live music, TED-style talks, and special exhibits.However, this Woodstock 50th anniversary celebration is not being organized by the promoters behind the original event. And there is, in fact, a second event being planned by local resident and co-founder of the original Woodstock, Michael Lang.In response to the Bethel Woods Music and Culture Festival announcement, Lang and his team provided a statement about his “official anniversary” that will not take place at Bethel Woods.“While the original site in Bethel remains close to our hearts, it no longer has the capacity to hold a real Woodstock Festival. I’m delighted that Bethel Woods is doing events in the coming year to celebrate what we brought to life in 1969 and I encourage people to visit the museum and concert venue.”Some 400,000 music fans and adventurous souls were estimated to have attended the original Woodstock, which was famously underprepared for the masses with a lack of water and food. Still, even with rain-drenched grounds and organizers being unprepared for the peaceful gathering that would assemble on the farmland in upstate New York, the event remains as a pivotal moment in music and cultural history in American entertainment.In the next few weeks, Lang’s team promises that they will be announcing his plans for the “real Woodstock 50th Festival to bring back the much needed spirit and energy of the 1969 original.”It seems as though Lang’s intentions are to bring back what was started in 1969 by honoring its roots, though nothing is official regarding lineup yet. Artists including Joan Baez; Santana; members of The Who and Grateful Dead; Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young; Ten Years After; And Country Joe McDonald are just a few of the surviving performers who were at the 1969 event who could possibly return to perform again this summer.Stay tuned to the Woodstock website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for official information.last_img read more

  • Cold conditions, slick conditions greet Southeastern Indiana

    first_imgVersailles, In. — Law enforcement agencies across southeastern Indiana are warning motorists about isolated slick spots on roadways. Extra care is urged on interstate exit ramps, elevated roadways, bridges and overpasses.Forecasters from the National Weather Service in Wilmington, Ohio say the high temperature today is 28, the low tonight is 16.last_img

  • See the message Virat Kohli sent FC Goa for gaining a AFC Champions League…

    first_imgImage Courtesy: IANS/SPORTZPICSAdvertisement sxkhNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsvb0fWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E3v7( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) cg4xcWould you ever consider trying this?😱0l4Can your students do this? 🌚Roller skating! Powered by Firework Indian Super League franchise FC Goa, who are on a marvellous spell this season with leading the league table, has just achieved a new milestone. They have become the first football club from India to qualify for the 2021 AFC Champions League, Asia’s premier club football tournament conducted by the Asian Football Confederation. While the franchise and supporters are celebrating this historical achievement, a special felicitation comes straight from the club’s co-owner and the Indian Cricket Team captain Virat Kohli!Advertisement Image Courtesy: IANS/SPORTZPICSFollowing their 5-0 rout of Jamshedpur FC yesterday at the JRD Tata Sports Complex stadium, Goa entered as the first club from the country to the AFC Champions League. Today morning, the official Twitter handle of FC Goa posted a video of the squad members celebrating the qualification into the group stage of Asia’s most prestigious club football tournament.“An unforgettable night. 🧡#BeGoa#JFCFCG#HeroISL#FCGoainAsia” the club captioned the video. Check it out here-Advertisement Soon after, Virat Kohli, who is the joint owner of the club alongside the president Akshay Tandon and Delta Corp Limited chairman Jaydev Mody, retweeted the video with a heartfelt greeting towards the club’s marvellous achievement.The Men in Blue skipper wrote: “Big ups to the Gaurs on becoming the first-ever Indian club to qualify for the AFC Champions League group stage and topping the ISL League table! 🥳🥳🥳 Keep putting in the work. We are all behind you. 👊🏼#BeGoa#FCGoainAsia”The 31 year old superstar cricketer became the Goa-based club’s co-owner in September 2014. Bollywood actor Varun Dhawan is the brand ambassador. Nicknamed ‘The Gaurs’, FC Goa are battling it out for their maiden ISL title this year. They are leading the league table with a stunning 39 points from 18 matches.Goa’s 5 goal thriller against Jamshedpur yesterday started off with an early opener from club striker Ferrán Corominas. The French-Moroccoan midfielder Hugo Adnan Boumous scored a brace, and two late strikes came from centre back Mourtada Fall and Indian international Jackichand Singh.Also read-India footballer Ashalata Devi in the running to be named AFC Women’s player of the year Advertisementlast_img read more

  • Village 35 Placed On Hold Until 2018

    first_imgBy Jay Cook |MIDDLETOWN – After a slew of dedicated meetings and long nights at town hall over the past year, Middletown’s contentious commercial development has been pushed back yet again.But this time, it’s into 2018.After arguably the shortest meeting between the Middletown Township Planning Board and representatives from Village 35 – the large-scale commercial complex proposed along Route 35 North – both parties agreed to adjourn all hearings on the development until January.The decision comes from a pair of redevelopment decisions made by the Middletown Township Committee over the past four months, Village 35’s lawyer Marc D. Policastro said at an Oct. 4 meeting.In July, the township’s governing body authorized the planning board to look at three specific properties in town as “areas in need of redevelopment” – a state statute creating a more streamlined path for improving conditions of blighted areas. Among those three was the Mountain Hill property, the unofficial name given to the 119-acre parcel, where the 52-acre Village 35 development would be built.Two months later, in September, the township retained three New Jersey-based planning firms to conduct redevelopment investigations into “a number of impending redevelopment projects in the Township that cannot be addressed entirely by the Township’s in house planner,” a resolution at the time said.“We did not seek out redevelopment, just for the record,” Policastro said last Wednesday evening. “It’s the genesis of the township committee.”While it may seem like legal jockeying, an “area in need of redevelopment” designation could change the direction of Village 35 going forward. It would virtually allow the township committee to get their hands on the project and set guidelines – something they would have been unable to do if it continued before the planning board.Regardless of what decision is generated over the coming months, residents say they want a voice in the process. Monica Manning, president of Minding Middletown, the resident group fighting the project, says she would love a seat at the discussion table.“Right now, we’re just waiting to see the redevelopment plan and what’s happening there,” she said. “We’re hoping the traffic is taken very seriously on the project, in terms of whatever redevelopment plan goes there.”As it stands now, the project is a 332,000-square-foot commercial development set along the Route 35 North corridor between Kanes Lane and Kings Highway East. The complex, marketed as The Shoppes at Middletown, spans a half-mile along the highway.Two businesses have signed leases to be tenants at the shopping center. A 152,000 square-foot CMX Cinemas movie theater along Kings Highway East is the first. Then, the big-ticket item: a 130,000-square-foot Wegmans Food Markets, at the southern end of the development.Until Village 35 comes before the planning board again in January, there’s no saying what a new project layout would look like. The same goes for the possible housing complex proposed by Toll Brothers in the rear 66-acre lot it wants to develop on. No residential application currently exists.Yet National Realty & Development Co., Village 35’s parent company, maintains having a Wegmans on-site would not change. An FAQ page on The Shoppes at Middletown website states there’s a “long-term, binding lease agreement” between the two entities to ensure Wegmans will be a tenant.“In the end, we have the right to develop the property, as long as we conform with all the requirements and the codes,” said John Orrico, president of NRDC, in an interview with The Two River Times in May.Nearly two years of meetings have yielded no concrete results on the Village 35 plan. Initially, the planning board wanted to hear both the residential and commercial components as one. Then, in February, the same board decided to split the applications apart. At that point, Toll Brothers had rescinded its residential application of 280 luxury townhomes with an additional 70 affordable rental units. It was being marketed as “Oaks at Middletown.”Village 35 was given two project-specific meetings this year, which they did not attend, and at one point went a five-month stretch where no application was presented. The company was shoring up Wegmans-related site plan changes during that time.But Policastro maintained there’s been no desire to delay the applications any further.“From the private side, we’re getting tremendous pressure to get this through, while being mindful of the concerns of the board and the public,” he told the Middletown planning board. “At the same time, we’re straddling that.”Orrico said in May he anticipated the center may open in 2020 or 2021, and said it would cost between $70 million to $80 million to build.The next Village 35 meeting is set for 6:30 p.m. Jan. 10, 2018 at Middletown Township town hall, 1 Kings Highway.This article was first published in the Oct. 12-19, 2017 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

  • Mallard’s Team of the Week — LVR Rec Leadership

    first_imgThe LVR Recreational Leadership made a lot of families in Nelson very happy. The class raised close to $2,000 during a Christmas Fundraiser in early December held at the Fairview school. The event, initiated by Grade 12 Leadership student, Taryn Scarff allowed th class to present the Nelson Community Services with a cheque for $1,000 as well as purchase clothes, toys, and blankets for the Nelson Transition House. The class also bought seven people presents from the wish tree at Kootenai Moon.Staff at Mallard’s Source for Sports would like to salute the class with Team of the Week accolades.  Pictured is Taryn Scarff )holding the cheque along with LVr principal Tim Huttemann, rec leadership instructor Sheri Morrison  and members of the Recreational Leadership 11 and 12 classes from LVR.last_img read more

  • $2 million Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf – Quotes & Recap – Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016

    first_imgThird-place jockey Flavien Prat (Avenge) – “We had a good trip. She was comfortable on the lead. She ran a good race.” Fourth-place trainer Aidan O’Brien (Seventh Heaven) – “I was very pleased with her run. She was running on at the end and it might be that a mile and a half is her best trip.” A 3-year-old daughter of Dansili, Queen’s Trust completed the 1 ¼ miles on firm turf in 1:57.75, breaking the Breeders’ Cup record of 1:58.73 established by Dank in 2013 at Santa Anita.Queen’s Trust is trained by Sir Michael Stoute and was ridden by Frankie Dettori. The victory was the seventh for Stoute in the World Championships and third in the Filly & Mare Turf. His other victories came with Islington in 2003 and Dank in 2013, both at Santa Anita. QUEEN’S TRUST NIPS LADY ELI TO WIN BREEDERS’ CUPFILLY & MARE TURF IN RECORD TIME BREEDERS’ CUP FILLY AND MARE TURF QUOTES Winning jockey Frankie Dettori (Queen’s Trust) – “The pace was a bit slow for her and the straights are a bit short but when I got to Lady Eli’s back wheels, I was confident I would catch her. She dug very deep today and it’s great for the team. I am also very said for Freddy Tylicki (who was paralyzed in a riding accident las week).” ARCADIA, Calif. (Nov. 5, 2016) – Cheveley Park Stud’s Queen’s Trust ($18) caught favored Lady Eli right at the finish line to win the 17th running of the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (G1) by a nose Saturday afternoon at Santa Anita Park. Second-place trainer Chad Brown (Lady Eli, favorite) – “I was thrilled the way she ran today. I was somewhat concerned to see her so far back early, because it left her with so much to do.  Irad was hopelessly trapped early, but somehow miraculously got out in the final turn to give her a chance to win.  I wasn’t sure which filly got it at the wire, but the more I saw the replays, the worse it looked for us. Frankie (Dettori, on Queen’s Trust) rode a fabulous race and it was just two great horses down to the finish line. Naturally, I’m disappointed, but still very proud of her.” Fifth-place trainer Michael Stidham (Zipessa) – “Unbelievable. Obviously without wanting to (come from behind with a frontrunner) we learned something with her today. She was fidgety and right as the gates opened, her head went up and she completely missed the break. Joe (Bravo, jockey) said he didn’t even have to grab her. She was just cruising along and then when he asked her around the turn she was picking them up like crazy. She beat a lot of the best fillies in the world. It was very nice, impressive and we’re very happy with her.” Chris Richardson (Cheveley Park Racing Manager) (Queen’s Trust) – “She has been unlucky in running a few times this year, but it all came right today. Frankie gave her a superb ride.” Second-place jockey Irad Ortiz Jr. (Lady Eli, favorite) – “I saw the filly coming on the outside, but I simply was beaten today. No excuses.” Winning trainer Sir Michael Stoute (Queen’s Trust) – “Thank God everything went right today. I didn’t really have to convince the owners to come here.” For Dettori, it was his 12th Breeders’ Cup victory and second in the Filly & Mare Turf with his other triumph coming with Ouija Board in 2006. Third-place trainer Richard Mandella (Avenge) – “She ran terrific. She’s come a long way since the summertime.  I just left it to Flav (front-running strategy). He kind of likes that stuff. I’m very happy with her.”last_img read more

  • Why Kevin Durant is no longer most hated player in NBA

    first_imgTo much of the country, Kevin Durant’s villainous act of joining the Warriors three years ago made him easy to hate.It apparently only took a second-place finish and a second serious injury for Durant to no longer be considered the most hated player in the NBA.LeBron James, who looks poised to build another super team with the Lakers in Los Angeles, is now officially the player we love to hate the most, according to a social media study by sportsinsider.com.Still don’t believe success …last_img read more

  • Teens go above and beyond to earn achievement awards

    first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Katerina Sharp, OCJ 4-H reporterAlong with the many projects, trips and other leadership opportunities available to Ohio 4-H members, teens can apply for achievement awards each year that recognize their hard work in specific project areas.The Ohio 4-H achievement award application requires members to keep track of and record all their yearly 4-H activities, along with their work in a specific project category. There are 28 categories that cover project areas such as beef, environmental science, health and safety, leadership, photography, and food and nutrition. Counties select the top candidate from each category to go on to the state competition.Selection for each category is based on what the 4-H member learned, project achievement, 4-H awards and honors. The first-place state winner from each project area receives an all-expenses paid trip to attend National 4-H Congress in Atlanta, Georgia, where members network with other 4-H teens from across the country while engaging in leadership trainings and community service events. Each of Ohio’s 28 achievement award winners also attend a recognition banquet at the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center where they are recognized for their achievements in 4-H.Two of this year’s 28 winners are Andrew Houseman and Lauren Hitt.Andrew Houseman is a 10-year member of Clinton County’s Adams Chiefs 4-H club. Andrew received his achievement award in woodworking, a project area he has participated in all 10 years.“The feeling of earning this award is phenomenal. I really love woodworking,” said Andrew. “To know you are the best in your area in the entire state of Ohio is a really cool feeling. I’ve put a ton of work into 4-H over the years and for me, woodworking is a skill I can use throughout my life.”In addition to his woodworking projects, Andrew completed vegetable projects and has shown hogs. He also held several officer positions in his 4-H club and in junior fair board over the past few years.“I wouldn’t be the person I am today without 4-H,” said Andrew. “Being a camp counselor taught me how to work with kids and take care of someone other than myself. Being a junior fair board member has given me a lot of professional experience, like working with people, planning and organizing events, and time management.”Andrew is looking forward to attending The Ohio State University’s ATI campus this fall, where he plans to major in agricultural systems management.Lauren Hitt, a 9-year member of Franklin County’s K-9 Wonderdogs club, has been chosen as Ohio’s achievement award winner in the companion animals category. Lauren rescued two dogs, Lily and Sadie, that she trains and shows in 4-H. She is also active in 4-H PetPALS, where she and Lilly visit the Columbus Public Library to promote education and reading, as well as Wesley Glen Retirement Community.“It means a lot to me to know that I’ve made an impact,” said Lauren, “and to know that people recognize the effort I have put into training my dogs. I’m very honored to be getting this award and just doing what I love.”last_img read more

  • The Mobile Industry Matured In 2012 – And Grew Like Crazy

    first_imgWhy IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Velocity Of Mobile AdoptionThe overall velocity of smartphone adoption may be starting to slow in the United States and other first world markets like Western Europe, but the rest of the world is starting to see extraordinary mobile adoption rates. For instance, according to analytics firm Flurry, China’s growth rate of iPhone and Android devices was 291% between October 2011 and October 2012. Countries like India and other populous Asian states are starting dip into the smartphone pool in force as well and the sheer magnitude of those populations will be the primary driving force in smartphone adoption over the next several years. The U.S. is very close to its saturation point for smartphone adoption. Nearly 181 million people in the U.S. have an iPhone or an Android and total smartphone adoption is likely near 208 million or so. If you consider that the population of the U.S. is about 315 million and a good third or so of the populous are either too young, too old or too poor to buy a smartphone, there is not much more room for smartphone adoption in the states. But, for people that do own smartphones, their use of apps and the mobile Web is increasing year-over-year, quarter-over-quarter. For instance, Flurry notes that people spend 127 minutes a day on mobile apps, an increase from 94 minutes a day in December 2011. 2012 saw the first billion smartphones in consumers hands. The next billion is not far behind. In many ways, the U.S. will be a blueprint for how mobile adoption evolves in the rest of the world. More smartphones by more consumers mean more app usage and more money everywhere in the ecosystem. It is a classic case of network effects, only on a global scale.  App Stores BoomThe biggest visual impact of the velocity of smartphone adoption across the world has been the parallel rise of app economy. Both Apple’s iOS App Store and Android’s Google Play have more than 700,000 apps. Amazon’s Appstore for Android recently announced 50,000 apps for its Kindle Fire devices. Windows Phone has about 100,000 apps and the recently renamed BlackBerry World has 80,000 or so, with RIM making a big push to get developers to build apps for BlackBerry 10. And downloads are booming. Apple has more than doubled the amount of iOS app downloads in the last year. Apple users downloaded nearly as many apps from October 2011 to September 2012 (about 17 billion) than had been downloaded from the App Store before October 2011 (about 18 billion). Google Play hit 25 billion downloads in September 2012, averaging nearly 46 million downloads a day for more a little less than a year. As Android increasingly dominates the smartphone global smartphone industry, look for Google Play to increase download volume by orders of magnitude. For mobile developers, this means two things: great opportunity and extreme competition. It is easier to build a mobile app than ever but it is also harder to get people to pay attention considering the sheer volume of the ecosystem. That is a problem that is not going to change any time soon.For mobile consumers, you can find almost any type of app that you could dream of. Think of a category (food, sports, utility, dating, social … anything) and there is a plethora of apps to choose from. Discovering the app that is right for you may prove more difficult as Google Play and Apple’s App Store are a glut of apps without well defined discoverability engines. Tablet Wars Come To Full Scale
In 2010, we dubbed it “The Year Of The iPad.” At the time, we thought that the tablet wars would mature and 2011 would not be dominated quite so much by Apple’s signature slate. Well, we were wrong. 2011 was indeed “Year Of The iPad, But Even More So.” The iPad competitors that emerged last year turned out to be anything but, mostly because Android was perhaps not ready for prime time tablet computing. The only product that made a dent in iPad sales in 2011 was the Kindle Fire, but close inspection of that particular device shows it was more flawed than Amazon wanted you to believe. Samsung, Motorola and a variety of others released tablets last year that also failed to gain market traction.That has all changed in 2012. In many ways, 2012 was to tablets what 2010 was to smartphones. In a two words: more and better. In 2012 we saw second (and third in some cases) iterations of tablets from manufacturers like Samsung, and Amazon make real gains against the iPad. Two major players also jumped into the tablet mainstream in 2012 with Google releasing its Nexus series of tablets (the Nexus 7 and Nexus 10) that have seen decent adoption rates. Microsoft has finally jumped into tablet wars in full force with Windows 8 and Windows RT. The market now has more quality tablet options for consumers than any time before. Apple has not stood still either. It released two versions of its original 9.7-inch iPad in 2012 as well as the iPad Mini in October. The increased competition plus Apple’s double down on the iPad led research firm IDC to increase its projection of tablet shipments for years to come. IDC increased its tablet shipment projection for 2012 by nearly five million units for the rest of the year and nearly 20 million for 2016. The market will still be led by Apple and its iPad variations but Apple’s slice will decrease year after year as Android and Windows make inroads on the business and consumer side of tablet computing. Android’s strength is built from its wide base of manufacturers making many different smartphones at many different price points for many different worldwide cellular carriers. The variety has turned into Android’s biggest strength and given rise to companies like Huawei that have thrived by selling cheaper Android devices overseas. HTC, Samsung, Motorola and LG make up many of the top-market Android devices and seed versions of their smartphones to most major carriers. For instance, HTC has the Droid DNA on Verizon, the One X on AT&T and the Evo 4G LTE on Sprint. The Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II from Samsung can be found on every major U.S. carrier. It is becoming increasingly hard for competitors like Microsoft’s Windows Phone and Research In Motion’s BlackBerry to compete against the depth and breadth of Android’s offerings. The story is a little bit different in the United States. Among sales from the top three carriers (AT&T, Verizon, Sprint), the iPhone is the top-selling smartphone variant, taking upwards of 60% of sales. Overall, the iPhone carries about a 50% share (when taking prepaid plans and smaller carriers into account) of the entire U.S. smartphone market. Looking For The Third Platform (Or Not)Speaking of Android’s dominance (and its duopoly with Apple), the hunt to make a dent in to two behemoths’ profits is on. And 2012 was a bad year for the competitors. Research In Motion delayed the release of its new BlackBerry 10 operating system several times in 2012. It also was forced to change the name from BBX to BlackBerry 10 (in Dec. 2011) after trademark questions. Overall, 2012 was very much a lost year for RIM in terms of sales as it spent the year liquidating much of its old BlackBerry stock to foreign markets and not releasing any new meaningful products. Since its first BlackBerry Jam developer conference in May, RIM has taken to the road to give developers a preview of BB 10 in cities across the world and develop an application base for its new platform once it is announced on January 30th, 2013. RIM may have one last gasp with BlackBerry 10. If its new operating system turns out to be a flop on the consumer market, RIM may not survive as a major player in the mobile ecosystem through the year.Ballmer & Elop announce Nokia Lumia 9002012 was supposed to be a big year for Windows Phone and Microsoft’s primary manufacturing partner Nokia. It did not materialize that way. Nokia has fallen further than RIM, especially considering it was still battling for the top of the smartphone scrap heap as recently as the beginning of 2011. According to Boston-based research firm Strategy Analytics, the third quarter saw Nokia fall out of the top three in smartphone shipments for the first time ever, all the way down to 9th place behind basically every other major smartphone maker. Nokia’s inability to crack the top of the smartphone consumer market did not bode well for overall Windows Phone sales. Nokia released the Lumia 900 in the U.S. in April to mixed (though mostly positive) reviews. The Lumia 920 was not viewed quite as favorably, running Windows Phone 8, though it does have interesting technology such as wireless charging and innovative Near Field Communications abilities. Consumers are simply not flocking to Windows Phone as Microsoft, Nokia and (to a certain extent, HTC) might have hoped. Like RIM, Windows Phone will have another shot to right the ship in 2013. But, the chances that these platforms will have to take market share from Android and iOS are running out. It takes a lot of resources to successfully build a mobile operating system and then make partnerships with manufacturing partners and then market the devices. Companies like Nokia and RIM can only keep flowing money into a losing cause for so long before there is nothing left.On the horizon, two potential operating systems have been in development in 2012 that could have an impact in 2013: Tizen and Firefox OS. Both are HTML5-based and will heavily stress the mobile Web. Tizen is part of The Linux Foundation and is the bastard offspring of what used to be Maemo/Moblin/MeeGo from Intel and Nokia. The Linux Foundation has the backing of companies like Intel and Samsung and there is a chance a real Tizen phone may actually come to market in 2013. Firefox has been building its own operating system for mobile and will target emerging markets with cheap handsets, likely by the second half of 2013. Top photo courtesy Shutterstock. Tags:#2012 Trends#Android#Apple#BlackBerry#Google#iOS#Microsoft#Research In Motion#Windows Phone Android’s Increased DominanceThe rise of Android led us to believe that 2011 was really, “The Year Of Android” in the smartphone arena. Like many trends that started in 2011, 2012 was a year where that trend became magnified. That is especially true for Android.According to third quarter data reported by research firm IDC, Android had a 75% stranglehold on worldwide smartphone shipments. That was up from 68% in the second quarter and the 50-odd percent through most of 2011.  Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … dan rowinski Related Posts The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

  • Springer’s HR in 11th gives Astros 7-6 win, ties Series 1-1

    first_imgCPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Yes, it was—barely—and the Houston Astros won a World Series game for the first time in their 56 seasons.Charlie Culberson hit a two-out homer in the bottom half off Chris Devenski, who then struck out Yasiel Puig in a tense, nine-pitch at-bat for the win. The Astros outlasted the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-6 in a Hollywood thriller Wednesday to tie the Series at one game apiece.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Wasn’t that the best game ever!?” Alex Bregman proclaimed to no one in particular in the Astros clubhouse.On a night of dramatic swings and a World Series-record eight home runs, Marwin Gonzalez stunned the Dodger Stadium crowd with a solo shot off dominant Los Angeles closer Kenley Jansen on an 0-2 pitch in the ninth that made it 3-all. “We were pretty unlucky at the beginning of the game when Taylor dove in center field and (the ball) hit him in the face or head,” Astros manager A.J. Hinch said. “I felt like the baseball gods were returning the favor, by having an umpire standing in the way there.”Cameron Maybin, who had entered in the 10th, singled leading off the 11th against losing pitcher Brandon McCarthy, a surprise addition to the Dodgers’ World Series roster who was pitching for the first time since Oct. 1. Maybin stole second and Springer hit a drive to right-center for a 7-5 lead, just the third 11th-inning home run in the Series after shots by Kirby Puckett in 1991 and David Freese in 2011.Springer, an All-Star leadoff man, broke out of his slump with three hits and a walk after going 0 for 4 with four strikeouts in the Series opener Tuesday. His decisive drive made the Astros the first team to hit three extra-inning home runs in a postseason game.Devenski retired Corey Seager and Justin Turner on lineouts in the bottom half. Puig checked his swing on a 2-2 pitch — the Astros jumped when first base umpire Gerry Davis signaled no swing—and Puig fouled off two more. Devenski threw his fifth straight changeup, and Puig swung over it as the Astros ran onto the field to celebrate after finally closing out a back-and-forth game that lasted 4 hours, 19 minutes.“It was an emotional roller coaster,” said Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, who removed starter Rich Hill after he threw only 60 pitches in four solid innings and struck out seven.After another steamy night in a Santa Ana heat wave, the series shifts to Texas and resumes Friday night at Houston’s Minute Maid Park, where the retractable roof has not been open for a game since June 9. Lance McCullers Jr. starts for the Astros and Yu Darvish for the Dodgers, who acquired him from Texas at the July 31 trade deadline.Houston is 2-5 on the road in the postseason but 6-0 at home, where the Astros have outscored the Red Sox and Yankees by a combined 31-7.“We didn’t expect these guys to lay down. It’s a very good ballclub over there,” Roberts said. “We’ll be ready to go.”Before Gonzalez’s home run, the Dodgers had an 85 percent chance of winning, according to Fangraphs. After Correa’s long ball, the Astros were a 93 percent favorite.Verlander, wearing an undershirt, entered the dugout at one point and screamed at his teammates that the game was not over. “All of a sudden, two runs seemed like it was the Grand Canyon,” he said. “I was just trying to remind these guys two runs is nothing.”Bregman’s RBI single in the third gave Houston its first lead of the Series, a hit that might have turned into a three-run, inside-the-park homer had the ball not caromed off the bill of Taylor’s cap directly to left fielder Joc Pederson.Los Angeles had just two hits through seven innings but led 3-1 behind Pederson’s fifth-inning solo homer and Seager’s tiebreaking, two-run drive in the sixth against Verlander. It was Pederson’s first home run since July 26.Jansen entered with a 3-1 lead trying for his first six-out save in a year after Bregman doubled leading off the eighth against Brandon Morrow, a ball that ticked off the glove of a diving Puig in the right-field corner. Furious that he didn’t make what would have been a sensational catch, Puig slammed his mitt to the ground.Correa’s RBI single off Jansen ended a record 28-inning postseason scoreless streak by the Dodgers’ bullpen.Gonzalez, choking up on the bat, seemed an unlikely candidate for a tying homer. He had not driven in a run in his 45 plate appearances since Houston’s playoff opener, and the blown save was just the second for Jansen this year. The Dodgers had been 98-0 in 2017 when leading after eight innings, including the postseason.“I didn’t make my pitch,” Jansen said. “You can’t beat yourself up about that.”As the slanting sun illuminated the green hills of Elysian Park behind center field and the ochre-tinted San Gabriel Mountains beyond, retired Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully took the mound for the ceremonial first pitch . The 89-year-old, who left the booth in 2016 after his 67th season, charmed the crowd when he began “somewhere up in heaven, Duke Snider, Jackie Robinson, Roy Campanella and Gil Hodges are laughing their heads off” at his presence on the mound. He feigned an arm injury and turned the ritual over to Fernando Valenzuela, who helped the Dodgers win their 1981 title.The game-time temperature was 93 degrees—down 10 degrees from the opener. Celebrities in the sellout crowd of 54,293 included golfers Tiger Woods and Fred Couples, and former NFL quarterback Peyton Manning.Houston improved to 10-0 in nine starts and one relief appearance by Verlander, the 2011 AL MVP and Cy Young Award winner obtained in a trade from Detroit at the Aug. 31 deadline to be eligible for the Astros’ postseason roster. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next Tensions creeping in at PSG as questions asked of two stars Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Houston Astros’ George Springer celebrates after hitting a two-run home run during the 11th inning of Game 2 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)LOS ANGELES, California—George Springer screamed with joy as he circled the bases after hitting a two-run homer in the 11th inning.Would it be enough? 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But that’s why we play the game. And that’s the craziest game that I’ve ever played in. And it’s only Game 2.” MOST READ View comments Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa hit consecutive home runsagainst Josh Fields in the 10th to build a 5-3 Astros lead, with Correa flipping his bat to celebrate.But there was more. Much, much more.“This is an instant classic and to be part of it is pretty special,” Astros starter Justin Verlander said.Puig homered off Ken Giles starting the bottom of the 10th and Enrique Hernandez knotted the score 5-5 with a two-out RBI single .Devenski entered and, with Hernandez at second, made a wild pickoff throw that appeared headed toward left-center field before it struck second base umpire Laz Diaz. An incredulous Hernandez put both hands on his helmet, unable to advance, and was stranded when Chris Taylor flied out.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHlast_img read more