Un-sharp Dereck Rodriguez knocked around as Yankees sweep past Giants

first_imgClick here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device.Dereck Rodriguez took the mound Sunday at Oracle Park with the third-best walk rate in the National League — his 1.61 sits behind Max Scherzer and Madison Bumgarner.But Rodriguez struggled to find the strike zone out of the gate against the Yankees, who worked him for four walks and four earned runs in his three-inning outing. Those four walks tie for the most Rodriguez has allowed in his short career.It was enough …last_img read more

Confused About Wikipedia’s Flagged Revisions? What’s Really Happening

first_imgRelated Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Over the last few days, we have read a lot about how Wikipedia’s new ‘flagged revision’ policy will radically change how entries about living persons will be maintained. Even mainstream media organizations like CNN have now picked up on this story, though there seems to be some confusion about the extent to which these new policies, once implemented, will change the nature of Wikipedia. According to some of these reports, Wikipedia will cease to be free and open. Instead, a group of editors with dictatorial powers will patrol the site. The reality, however, is far less dramatic.First of all, it is important to realize what ‘flagged revisions’ really are. As Nihiltres, an anonymous Wikipedia volunteer and editorpoints out, FlaggedRevs is simply an extension of the Media Wiki software, the open-source project that Wikipedia runs on. It is also important to keep in mind that these changes would only apply to articles about living persons.Update: according to a clarification on the Wikimedia blog, the latest proposal would not just protect articles about living persons. Instead, Wikipedia would flag all articles “that are currently under normal mechanisms of protection (where new and unregistered users cannot edit) to be eligible for the new protection model, which allows for more open editing.”Flagged Protections and Patrolled RevisionsThe current plan is to use this extension to institute a system Wikipedia calls ‘flagged protections.’ Posts that are flagged as ‘protected’ can still be edited by any user, but only certain users will actually be able to mark a certain revision as acceptable and allow it to appear on the main version of the entry. In addition, Wikipedia will institute something called ‘patrolled revisions.’ While this sounds dramatic, all this feature would do is simply mark a certain version of a Wikipedia entry as reviewed. Thanks to this, it would become easier to compare a reviewed version against later edits, which should help Wikipedia editors to detect and weed out vandalism. These patrolled revisions have no influence over what regular users will see on the site.As is typical for large changes to Wikipedia, administrators, editors, and users have been discussing the specifics of these changes for the last couple of months, and it is still not clear what the final result will look like. A test version of Wikipedia that uses the Flagged Revision extension is already live, though it’s not clear when and if these changes will go live on the main site.Pros and ConsThere are a number of pros and cons to implementing the proposed changes. On the one hand, this will most likely make vandalism less of a problem on the site. On the other hand, however, as Nihiltres also notes, the result of using Flagged Revisions could be a large backlog of edits.Some have argued, however, that thanks to this new feature, Wikipedia’s editors wouldn’t have to completely lock down edits on some controversial articles anymore. Instead, users could still make edits to these articles and those edits would just have to be reviewed before they go live on the site.Overall, this doesn’t sound like a bad proposal. It doesn’t really change the nature of Wikipedia, but it does acknowledge some of the issues that an open site of this size inevitably faces and proposes a reasonable solution.center_img frederic lardinois Tags:#news#NYT#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Rica Rivera making most of last chance to cap off redemption journey with UAAP crown

first_imgPanelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue After recovering from two knee surgeries, Rivera returned to the Golden Tigresses’ lineup in Season 80 but had a dismal season and failed to crack the Best Diggers and Best Receivers list with UST finishing the year at 4-10 for the no.7 spot.Rivera’s fortunes did not immediately turn around at the start of Season 81 with UST head coach Kung Fu Reyes opting for rookie libero Janel Delerio to start most of the games.“I didn’t have a great start this year and now I finally recovered from it, I’m starting to get back up,” said Rivera who closed out the elimination for UST playing stellar volleyball in two straight games against La Salle en route to the finals.“This is my final year, I’m a senior, my mindset now is I won’t have another chance at this.”Rivera closed out the playoff for the no.2 spot against the Lady Spikers with 11 excellent digs in two sets helping UST to the 25-14, 25-23, 23-25, 25-19.ADVERTISEMENT Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated After starting the game at the bench in the no.2 playoff, Rivera was given the starting nod in the Final Four and she rewarded Reyes with 21 excellent digs and 21 successful receptions in UST’s 25-19, 25-19, 20-25, 23-25, 15-8 win.“The trust that coach gave me was always there and I’m very thankful, as a senior, that I should be the one to help carry this team,” said Rivera. “The composure that he’s searching for should start from me and the other seniors.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games PLAY LIST 01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss MOST READ View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess MANILA, Philippines—It has been a whirlwind of a collegiate career for Rica Rivera.ADVERTISEMENT In her five years with University of Santo Tomas, Rivera reached the pinnacle of her career when she won two UAAP beach volleyball titles but suffered through a couple of anterior cruciate ligament injuries that slowed her down.Rivera’s fifth year with the Golden Tigresses also had its ups and downs when she initially spent much of the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament riding the bench before getting back to her starting position.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsAnd entering her first finals appearance in the indoor volleyball circuit, Rivera knows she finally defeated the demons that haunted her in the early part of her career.“I’m happy because this is my redemption year and I know I redeemed myself and somehow my road to recovery wasn’t that easy because of the injuries and a lot of heartaches last year,” said Rivera. Not just Giannis: Deep Milwaukee Bucks roar into East finals Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid LATEST STORIES DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew SEA Games hosting troubles anger Dutertelast_img read more

Citing a Natural Brand Extension Saveur Launches a Wine Club

first_img “To be honest, it’s really just another way to connect with our audience,” Gregory Gatto, VP and publishing director for the Bonnier Lifestyle Group, tells Folio:. “We know from our research that they’re really interested in this.” Saveur wants to be your new sommelier. The Bonnier-owned food, wine, and travel magazine announced its entry into the membership club game with the launch of “Saveur Selects,” a curated, globally-sourced wine club in partnership with California-based winery and importer Terravant Wine Company. For $74.99 per shipment, members will receive four bottles of wine selected by Saveur’s editors, six times per year. Far more than simply an additional revenue stream to bolster the brand’s bottom line, however, the wine club is seen as a natural fit for Saveur and an added touchpoint for the brand that aims to position itself as an authority on taste. While other publishers may offer wine clubs at varying price points or with higher frequency, Saveur’s offering is intended to leverage the knowledge of its editors — and Terravant’s experts around the globe — who already aim not only to discover, but to tell stories about compelling cuisines and the cultures behind them as part of their day-to-day jobs. A major feature in Saveur’s October/November issue, for example, reveals the origins of the world’s oldest known winery, a 6,100-year-old site discovered in an Armenian cave in 2007.  “Our audience certainly appreciates wine, but I don’t feel like we are crushed by pretension,” Gatto continues. “Obviously, in the club, these wines are discounted. We didn’t want to make it out of reach for everybody. We’re going to be pushing people to try something new. It might be something outside of their comfort zone, and I think people are less likely to do that if its cost prohibitive.”center_img “It’s not just about the trendy thing right now, but the people, the place the culture,” says Gatto. “Our coverage of wine is also like that. People really like the discovery aspect of our coverage. We want to find these little cult gems that are out there.” Only a few weeks in, it’s too early to tell the extent to which Saveur’s audience will embrace “Saveur Selects,” but Gatto is optimistic that the club’s competetive price point will provide a large enough tent for the brand’s mostly affluent, Gen-Y audience. Forging new connections with readers off the printed page (or smartphone) is imperative, says Gatto, who emphasizes the vital role of editorial curation in the selections — giving members the same sense of discovery provided by Saveur’s content and pushing them to step outside of their comfort zones. Each shipment will include tasting notes, recipe pairings, and, most importantly, stories around the people, culture, and history from which each bottle is sourced. New members can receive the first shipment, two bottles each of a 2014 Petite Sirah from the foothills of the Sierra Nevada and a 2015 Gewüerztraminer from Washington, up until the second shipment is released in November.last_img read more

ARREST LOG Wilmington Police Make 4 Arrests Issue 3 Summons

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — According to Wilmington Police Logs, Wilmington Police issued the following arrests and summonses between August 23, 2018 and August 29, 2018:Thursday, August 23Corey M. Brennan — Warrant. (Arrest)Irving D. Garcia (33, Lawrence) — Warrant. (Arrest)Enid Kituku (26, Lowell) — Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle. (Summons)Vanessa C. Moreira (33, Saugus) — Assault & Battery with a Dangerous Weapon on a Pregnant Victim. (Arrest)Nicholas J. O’Connell (21, Wilmington) — Operating A Motor Vehicle with a Suspended or Revoked License and No/Expired Inspection Sticker. (Summons)Friday, August 24Paul K. Fleming (57, Tewksbury) — Unlicensed Operation Of A Motor Vehicle, Number Plate Violation, No/Expired Inspection Sticker, Forge/Misuse of RMV Document, Unregistered Motor Vehicle, and Tire Tread Depth Violation. (Summons)Saturday, August 25Gregory Mercurio (29, Quincy) — OUI Liquor and Marked Lanes Violation. Mercurio was pulled over at Woburn Street and Andover Street. (Arrest)Sunday, August 26NoneMonday, August 27NoneTuesday, August 28NoneWednesday, August 29None(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information.  An arrest does not constitute a conviction.  Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedARREST LOG: Wilmington Police Make 4 Arrests & Issues 3 SummonsesIn “Police Log”ARREST LOG: Wilmington Police Make 2 Arrests & Issue 1 SummonsIn “Police Log”ARREST LOG: Wilmington Police Make 5 Arrests & Issue 4 SummonsesIn “Police Log”last_img read more

5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Thursday January 3 2019

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to do in Wilmington on Thursday, January 3, 2019:#1) Pints & Pages At Pancho’s CantinaThe Wilmington Memorial Library is hosting its monthly Pints & Pages (social book club for 20 and 30-year-olds) meeting at 7pm at Pancho’s Cantina. Instead of discussing a particular book this month, meet up to share your latest favorite reads, watches & listens! Plus get great recommendations from others. Bring along at least two (books, movies, series, podcasts, etc.) to share! If you don’t have it in hand, that’s okay! Just remember the title. Register HERE.#2) Board Game Design For Teens At LibraryThe Wilmington Memorial Library (175 Middlesex Avenue) is hosting a Board Game Design workshop for teens. Have an idea for your own board game? Bring it to life! Over the course of six sessions, you will come to understand the process from start to finish through instruction by a professional board game designer, while you work on your projects at home. Space is limited. Grades 7-12. Registration is full, but there is a waiting list HERE.#3) Lego Building At LibraryThe Wilmington Memorial Library (175 Middlesex Avenue) is holding a Lego Building session from 3:45pm to 4:45pm. Build a unique LEGO creation.  For Kindergarten & up! No registration required.#4) Drop-In Meditation At Wilmington LibraryThe Wilmington Memorial Library (175 Middlesex Avenue) is hosting a meditation class at 12:30pm. Join technology librarian Brad McKenna for his weekly drop-in meditation sessions. It will be a mixture of silent and guided meditations. The Insight Timer app will be used so you can continue your practice at home. No registration required.#5) Wilmington Recreation Commission MeetingThe Wilmington Recreation Commission meets at 5pm in Town Hall’s Room 9. Read the agenda HERE.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Thursday, September 5, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Thursday, July 11, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Tuesday, September 3, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

Doping scandal hits English cricket opener in World Cup squad tests positive

first_imgAlex Hales is in hot water after testing positive for use of recreational drugsReutersWith just over a month to go for the ICC 2019 Cricket World Cup, England’s cricket team has been hit by an unwanted controversy. Alex Hales, the opening batsman, who had apparently gone on an ‘indefinite leave’ citing ‘personal reasons’ has now been discovered to be actually serving a 21-day ban after testing positive for use of a recreational drug. According to a report published in the Guardian newspaper, Hales was discovered to be in use of the aforementioned substance following a test which is routinely conducted by the England Cricket Board (ECB).The right hander, who plays for Nottinghamshire in county circuit, is part of the England 15-man squad for the upcoming World Cup. His decision to seek an indefinite leave had left the team concerned about his availability for the big event that starts on May 30.Prone to controversyThe 30-year old is no stranger to controversies. In 2017, he was with Ben Stokes when the latter was involved in a street brawl outside a pub in Bristol that led to legal action as well as penalties from the cricket authorities. Apart from that, Hales had tested positive for drug use once before as well, something that compounds his present offence. Hales was with Ben Stokes during the infamous brawl in BristolADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty ImagesEngland Cricket Board (ECB) has created a strong policy to detect and act in such cases. This follows the death of Tom Maynard, a budding Surrey cricketer who died in 2012 and was discovered as having been under the influence of recreational substances. All England cricketers are required to submit their hair follicles for testing on a regular basis.Hales has been in and out of the England ODI team since the incident with Ben Stokes. It was the episode in Bristol that first allowed Jonny Bairstow to come into the playing XI as his replacement in the opening position. The impressive performances by Bairstow meant that Hales had to often be the reserve batsman in the squad.The FalloutThe primary opening partnership for the English ODI team currently is Jason Roy and Bairstow. The danger for Hales now is an exclusion from the eventual 15-man squad that England announce. The squad that has been selected as of now is a provisional one as the ICC rules allow teams to make changes till May 23. If England want, they can choose to leave Hales out of the final 15.England’s national side have a training camp taking place in Cardiff which begins this weekend. The Notts player is expected to join it. The English team kick off their international summer with an ODI against Ireland on May 3. This will be followed by a very crucial 5-match ODI series against Pakistan beginning on 8th of the month. The final composition of the playing XI as well as the 15-man squad will depend on the outcomes of this series.last_img read more

Pics Swimsuitclad Priyanka Chopra flaunts her curves like a boss

first_imgSwimsuit-clad Priyanka Chopra chills by poolsideInstagramPriyanka Chopra is having a gala time with her hubby Nick Jonas as they are vacationing together. The actress recently posted some sizzling photos from the trip.The diva posted a number of photos on Instagram thanking Nick for clicking the pictures. Wearing a white swimsuit, Priyanka looked a complete stunner in the photos.Flaunting her curves by the pool side, the actress looks extremely sexy. Crediting her husband for the clicks, she captioned it as “Best use of a vacation. The hubby taking pictures. Lol”.Priyanka is often trolled for marrying a man who is 10 years younger to her. However, she never gets bothered by those negative comments. She always posts happy pictures and videos that reflects the kind of bonding she has with Nick.Meanwhile, she will soon be seen in The Sky Is Pink. Directed by Shonali Bose, the movie also features Farhan Akhtar and Zaira Wasim. It is slated to be released on October 11 this year.last_img read more

Jordanian Queen to visit Rohingya 23 Oct

first_imgJordanian Queen Rania Al AbdullahJordanian Queen Rania Al Abdullah will visit Cox’s Bazar on 23 October to see for herself the Rohingya situation on the ground.Queen Rania is scheduled to arrive in Dhaka on Monday morning, an official told UNB on Friday.In her capacity as a board member of the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and as an advocate of the work of UN humanitarian agencies, the Queen will visit Rohingyas.Her visit underscores the urgent need for a dramatic increase in humanitarian assistance for this vulnerable population, said an official on Friday.Rania will visit Kutupalong Refugee Camp and its surroundings in Cox’s Bazar, where she will meet women and children who have recently crossed the border from Myanmar and see some of the emergency services offered by the IRC, UNHCR, Unicef, and other humanitarian agencies on the ground, the official said.At the conclusion of the visit, she will make a press statement.Since late 25 August, around 6 lakh Rohingyas, consisting of women and children in the majority, have arrived in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, marking the largest mass refugee movement in the region in decades and a major humanitarian emergency.In Bangladesh, the total number of Rohingyas is now estimated to have reached around 900,000 people, with more expected to arrive, according to international aid agencies.The sheer number of new arrivals has overwhelmed pre-existing service providers, leading to significant challenges in the provision of essential lifesaving services and highlighting the need for greater concerted urgent international response.last_img read more

El Tiempo Cantina Shuts Down Social Media Accounts After Sessions Visit Sparks

first_imgA Facebook search for El Tiempo Cantina yields no matching results. The chain appears to have deleted its online presence following backlash over a visit from U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Share The restaurant posted a photo of Sessions and co-owner Roland Laurenzo, calling the visit an “honor.” Commenters condemned the post almost immediately, with some calling for a boycott of the chain.  Sessions was in town to speak with local federal prosecutors on immigration enforcement. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is pictured with El Tiempo Cantina co-owner Roland Laurenzo in this screenshot of a now-deleted Facebook post.center_img El Tiempo cannot be found on Instagram or Twitter, either.  After deleting the chain’s social media accounts, Laurenzo told ABC13, “People are insulting us in such a dramatic fashion, and we feel like we don’t deserve it.” “The posting of a photograph of the Attorney General at one of our restaurants does not represent us supporting his positions,” Laurenzo reportedly wrote in a now-deleted follow-up post. He claimed Secret Service agents approached the restaurant about serving an unnamed government official, leaving staff unaware Sessions would be dining there “until he walked through the door.” last_img read more