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Supermarket Christmas ranges 2019

first_imgEach year, we give you a preview of the new Christmas ranges before they land on supermarket shelves. Use the dropdown menu to see each supermarket’s festive food and drink ranges for this year.last_img

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Enable Midstream to build new LNG feeder pipeline

first_imgImage courtesy of Enable MidstreamEnable Midstream Partners said its unit, Enable Gulf Run Transmission, will develop the Gulf Run Pipeline, an interstate natural gas transportation project connecting U.S. natural gas supplies to LNG export markets on the Gulf Coast.The project is backed by a precedent agreement with a cornerstone shipper for a 20-year, 1.1 billion cubic feet per day of capacity firm transportation service.Subject to a final investment decision by the cornerstone shipper for the LNG export facility to be served by this project and approval of the project by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, up to an estimated 165 miles of large-diameter pipeline will be constructed from northern Louisiana to Gulf Coast markets.In addition, the Gulf Run Pipeline project will utilize existing Enable Gas Transmission transportation infrastructure to provide access to natural gas producing regions in the U.S., including the Haynesville, Marcellus, Utica and Barnett shales as well as the Mid-Continent region.The project is expected to be placed into service in 2022.Enable Midstream Partners noted a non-binding open season for the Gulf Run Pipeline project started and will continue through October 26, 2018, to gather additional interest for firm transportation capacity.last_img read more

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Too fat to fly? Stranded Frenchman’s long ordeal

first_img 29 Views   no discussions Share Share HealthInternationalLifestylePrint Too fat to fly? Stranded Frenchman’s long ordeal by: – November 21, 2013 Sharing is caring!center_img Share Tweet Kenneth ChenaisLONDON (AP) — He’s been turned down by planes, trains and even a cruise ship in his quest to return home — and his family says it’s because he has been deemed too fat to travel.Now Frenchman Kevin Chenais’ long and fitful journey is coming to an end.Chenais, who weighs 500 pounds (230 kilogrammes), says he has been repeatedly refused transport over the past two weeks as he sought to get home to France from the United States. P&O Ferries finally offered to take him in an ambulance across the English Channel on Wednesday, the final hurdle keeping him from his home near the Swiss border.“It’s terrible. It’s discrimination. It was very hard, tiring and a big waste of money for my parents,” the 22-year-old told RTL radio on Wednesday.Slumped over in his mobility scooter, he said he was exhausted just before being loaded into the ambulance.Chenais’ mother was outraged by the treatment her son allegedly received, saying he was discriminated against because of his weight.“It’s not the fault of my son to be big. He has a genetic illness,” Christina Chenais said. “We are very happy to go home after this long, distressing and traumatic situation.”The odyssey began when British Airways refused to honour his return ticket from the United States, where he spent months receiving medical care for a hormone imbalance.“When we talked about this problem with British Airways that Kevin was too fat … (they said) abandon any intention of coming back to France,” Kevin’s father, Rene, told RTL Radio. “From the fact of his incapacity, his obesity, he was not considered to be a normal being, but more like a problem.”BA acknowledges that it refused to let Chenais board the plane, but said confidentiality rules prevent it from saying why. BA insisted that it does not discriminate against customers for any reason and that the airline provides the option of an extra seat to people who contact them with concerns about seat width.“We respect the privacy of the customer so cannot comment on any changes in circumstance between arrival and departure dates,” the company said in a statement. British Airways declined to say what the changes in circumstance had been.Chenais said Carnival Cruises also rejected his request for a cabin on a trans-Atlantic voyage. The company declined to comment.Virgin Atlantic airlines stepped in to fly him to London, he said. The company refused to comment on the topic to The Associated Press.From London, Chenais had planned to take the Eurostar train home. But Eurostar refused to allow him on board because of safety rules governing travel through the Channel Tunnel: The high-speed train that connects England to France and Belgium requires all passengers to have the ability to be safely evacuated — and Chenais’ obesity-caused lack of mobility made that impossible.“This is a terrible situation,” Eurostar said in a statement. “Our heart goes out to Mr Chenais and his family who are understandably desperate to return home after being stranded in America.”Eurostar paid for the family’s hotel room and worked with P&O to find a solution.“It’s difficult to imagine the frustration that this gentleman has gone through,” P&O spokesman Chris Laming said in a statement. “But for us, it’s very straightforward, as we are set up to carry people who have medical needs.”The ferry company took Chenais and his family across the English Channel late Wednesday to Calais. From there, the family was driving to the French town of Ferney-Voltaire, 740 kilometres (460 miles) to the southeast.“I am waiting to see my sisters and the other people in my family,” Chenais told RTL radio. “I couldn’t have imagined this for us.”Associated Presslast_img read more

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EPL: Aguero fires Man City to win as Southampton climb log

first_imgPep Guardiola’s team, with defender Aymeric Laporte back in the side, looked as though they might rue Gabriel Jesus’s squandered first-half penalty but their Argentine hitman came to the rescue.Despite the win, City remain 13 points behind runaway leaders Liverpool, having played two games more and their bid to defend their title appears hopeless. Loading… Sergio Aguero fired Manchester City to a 1-0 victory against Sheffield United on Tuesday as Southampton climbed into the top half of the Premier League table with a win at Crystal Palace.Advertisement Promoted Content7 Mind-Boggling Facts About Black HolesBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesWhat Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?10 Legendary Historical Movies You Should SeeCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks Aymeric Laporte was back in Manchester City’s team against Sheffield United after a long injuryAnother victory for Southampton lifted Ralph Hassenhuttl’s side to ninth in the table while Nigel Pearson saw his in-form Watford fall to a late Aston Villa goal in a 2-1 defeat.Elsewhere, Moise Kean scored his first goal for Everton in their 2-2 draw against Newcastle while Bournemouth beat Brighton to give themselves fresh hope of survival.Manchester City’s French central defender Laporte has been out of action since suffering a knee injury at the end of August and he was a surprise inclusion at Bramall Lane.– Jesus penalty woe –Sheffield United goalkeeper Dean Henderson denied Jesus from the penalty spot about 10 minutes from half-time after John Egan brought down Riyad Mahrez.The Brazilian has now failed to score three of his five Premier League penalties.But City made amends when substitute Sergio Aguero, just on for Jesus, tapped in from Kevin De Bruyne’s cross in the 73rd minute.Southampton’s 2-0 victory against Crystal Palace continued a remarkable turnaround for the club, who hit rock bottom earlier this season in a 9-0 defeat by Leicester.Nathan Redmond controlled Jack Stephens’ ball forward, turned away from Martin Kelly and rifled into the top corner from 20 yards midway through the first half.Southampton went 2-0 up three minutes into the second half thanks to a fine Stuart Armstrong goal from distance.Watford took the lead against Villa when Troy Deeney headed in Gerard Deulofeu’s cross seven minutes before the break but the home side hit back in the second half through Douglas Luiz.Tyrone Mings scored a dramatic late winner for Villa deep into stoppage time.Kean scored his first goal for Everton since his arrival from Juventus in the 30th minute of their match against Newcastle.Dominic Calvert-Lewin doubled the lead in the second half but Newcastle staged a remarkable comeback, with Florian Lejeune grabbing two stoppage-time goals.Aguero fires Man City to win as Southampton climb table https://t.co/OSYApzeYeA pic.twitter.com/wXnh7CHqEV— CLEANSHEET (@Cleansheet) January 21, 2020Read Also: PSG ‘ready to make Pep Guardiola massive offer to leave Man City’Bournemouth, who had lost their past four matches, all against relegation rivals, beat Brighton 3-1 thanks to goals from Harry Wilson, an own goal from Pascal Gross and a second-half Callum Wilson effort.Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool are in action on Wednesday at Wolves while Manchester United take on Burnley without Marcus Rashford, who could be out for three months with a back injury.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

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Lady Wildcats Get Road Win Over Lady Red Devils

first_imgThe Wildcats were able to overcome a difficult day offensively and were able to push across some runs late to defeat Richmond on the road by a final score of 6-4. Franklin County hit the ball more consistently in this game than the previous game against Centerville, but the softballs could just not find the holes in the defense to give the Wildcats a lot of base runners. Franklin County got good pitching from their starter, Camryn Brewer, and was able to manufacture runs to defeat the Red Devils.In the first inning Richmond was able to score three runs as the Wildcats looked a little groggy getting off of the bus. Two walks, compounded with an error on a double play ball allowed the Red Devils to load the bases with no outs. Then singles later on in the inning by Laughlin-Foster and Bowery allowed the Red Devils to take an early 3-0 lead.From that point forward, Camryn Brewer would dominate in the circle for the Wildcats. She would pitch and complete game keeping the Richmond hitters off-balance with a steady array of off-speed pitches and fast balls. The only other run Brewer would give up would be later on in the seventh inning.In the top of the third inning, the Wildcats were able to manufacture some runs with no hits in the inning. Sarah Bare led off the inning for the Wildcats with a four-pitch walk. Then after Morgan Bare fell behind in the count 2-0, she was hit by a pitch to give the Wildcats runners at 1st and 2nd with no outs. Then back-to-back grounders to second base by Abby Orschell and Makaylee Woods would score both runners and bring the Wildcats within one run of the Red Devils.The Wildcats would take the lead in the top of the fifth inning. With one out, Morgan Bare would again fall behind in the count and with a 1-2 count she would be hit by another pitch. Abby Orschell then a hard grounder to second which was misplayed and allowed her to reach first, then continue to second on a bad throw and allow Bare to advance to third. Makaylee Woods would then bunt into a fielder’s choice where the Red Devils made a bad throw to first allowing Woods to reach first and Bare to score on the play. Orschell would advance to third. Orschell would then score on a ground ball to third base off of the bat of Camryn Brewer with a nice slide into the plate to give the Wildcats a 4-3 lead.Franklin County would add more insurance runs in the sixth and seventh innings which would prove to be crucial later on. The Wildcats would add their run in the sixth, scored by Karlie Hahn when she scored on a bad throw back to the pitcher after reaching base via a walk.In the top of the seventh, the Wildcats would add their final run. Camryn Brewer would double down the left field line with one out to give Franklin County a runner in scoring position. The next play, she would advance to third on a ground out to short, but when the throw came across the diamond to try and get Brewer out, it would ricochet off her leg on the slide and go into left field, allowing her to score to Wildcats final run of the game.Richmond would make things interesting in the seventh. A lead off single by A. Brewer looked like it would be for nothing as Camryn Brewer retired the next two hitters to take Richmond down to their final out. But then the Wildcats made back to back errors which allowed the Red Devils to score another run and bring the winning run to the plate. Camryn Brewer would then induce a pop fly to Makaylee Woods to end the game.Camryn Brewer got the win for the Wildcats in the circle. She went all seven innings, giving up five hits, four runs (one earned), walked four and struck out one. Laurelai DePew took the loss for the Red Devils.Wildcats offense was led by Camryn Brewer who had a double and an RBI for the Wildcats. Michaela Ferman and Sarah Bare each drew two walks, and Morgan Bare was hit by a pitch twice and scored two runs.Franklin County (2-1) will be back in action Friday evening at home when the Knights from Northeastern High School visit Brookville. First pitch is scheduled for 5:30pm.last_img read more

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Interactive survey uses multimedia experience

first_imgThe intersection of technology and everyday life was pushed in a new direction Tuesday in McCarthy Quad, as more than 50 students and alumni traversed hula-hoops, iPhones in hand and tough questions around every turn.Survey says · Mariana Aguilar explains how her “Immersive Life Size Survey” works to Chris Clapis, a sophomore majoring in computer science. – Mindy Curtis | Daily TrojanAs part of her thesis project, Mariana Aguilar, a senior majoring in social sciences with an emphasis in psychology, set up the “Immersive Life Size Survey” on campus to test the impact meshing technology, multimedia literacy and everyday life with surveying real-time experiences.“People are more comfortable and more interested when technology is involved,” Aguilar said. “Being in a life-size space [with technology] where, depending on how you answered a question, you would move through space differently, you weigh the questions more heavily.”Aguilar’s project represents recognition of the growing importance real-time multimedia experiences will play in the coming years, according to Holly Willis, a research assistant professor and director of academic programs for the Institute for Multimedia Literacy.“Technology is increasingly becoming interwoven into everyday life,” Willis said. “People crave being out in the world and connecting with people.”The project, supported through IML and the School of Cinematic Arts, aims to investigate the differences between survey responses in a physical setting with a multimedia aspect against responses to more traditional computer surveys.Participants in Tuesday’s survey were presented with three preliminary identification questions and five survey questions. They began the survey at the center hula-hoop and moved outward to the next hoop, depending on each answer.“I wanted to look at how people make different decisions in different media,” Aguilar said.Survey participant David Saller, a USC graduate with a bachelor’s degree in history, said he felt the survey was unique in the way it challenged him to weigh his options in a more physical space.“[The survey] allows you to understand that your response is going to dictate something,” Saller said. “You know that obliquely when you’re taking a survey but after the first question [in a physical setting] you realize whatever you answer is going to effect where you move. It challenges you to be more honest.”Responses to the five questions, which ranged from simple informational questions to ethical and moral dilemmas, were recorded with the smartphone app “Scan” with Quick Response codes attached to large pegs near each hoop. After completing the survey, the five hoops each participant visited were mapped visually along the route the participant took.Aguilar said she hopes to determine the effect of combining real-life experiences with multimedia by comparing the maps of the participants in the “life-size” setting against those from survey-takers who answered the same questions at a computer.According to Aaron Harris, a freshman majoring in mechanical engineering, the experience was far different than simply sitting behind a computer to take a survey.“It was an interesting way to use new forms of media to tie into old [methods] of gathering data,” Harris said.Technology and new media crossing into daily life is something Saller expects will define the way people interact with each other in the coming years.“Interactivity is the way of the future,” Saller said.This intersection of real-life experiences and multimedia aspects gave Aguilar the chance to attract students to her project, all while exploring the way technology changes students’ everyday lives.“Technology is, after all, the way to get the attention of our generation,” Aguilar said.last_img read more

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Haiti Records 13 deaths Over a Two Day Period from COVID-19

first_imgAccording to the Ministry of Public Health, Haiti recorded 96 new cases of COVID-19 over the last 24 hours, bringing the total to 6,582. The latest figures released by the Ministry of Public Health said that over the past two days, the country had recorded a total of 13 deaths, bringing the total to date to 130. CMC Haiti has the most cases of the virus, followed by Jamaica with 753 positive cases and 10 deaths. Guyana has a total of 286 positive cases and 16 deaths. It said that as usual, the majority of the new cases were men and that health authorities are treatingcenter_img 3,993 cases active cases while the number of suspected cases investigated since March 19, when the first case was detected, is 14,325 cases, an increase of 336 over the last set of figures. It said that the last seven cases were from the West Department, the North-East Department and the Airbonite Department, where four people- the majority- of the cases were recorded. PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti – Haiti has recorded seven deaths over the past 24 hours as the country continue to lead the 15-member regional integration grouping in the number of positive cases and deaths associated with the coronavirus (COVID-19).last_img read more

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John Painstil seeks special dispensation to coach Wa All Stars

first_imgWa All Stars head coach, John Paintsil, has admitted that he needs to get a special dispensation from the Ghana FA to help him get the required certification in order to help him coach in the Ghana Premier League.His statement follows the recent decision by the FA to insist on only coaches with CAF License A certificates in the Ghana Premier League.The FA says the rule forms part of the club licensing policy aimed at setting standards for the league and by extension, raising the quality of the local game.Painstil in an interview with Angel FM’s Michael Darko on Tuesday said that he would have to speak with the Ghana FA to plan the way forward in terms of his coaching career in the Ghana Premier League.“I will find a way to sort things out with the Ghana FA. I would like to request for a year to get the licence A because I have already started working with Wa All Stars.However, I am fortunate to have my assistant coach, Walid, and the goalkeeper’s trainer with me and they both have the A license.I hold a South African coaching license and so, I will need to write to the FA and attach my certification from South Africa. I want them to give me a year to get the CAF License A.”Recently, the Ghana FA published a list of coaches with the A License the country and Painstil’s name was not on that list. The list covered those who had gone through the CAF License course between 2012 and 2016.last_img read more

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Weary Clippers fall short against Denver

first_imgA disastrous second quarter where Denver scored 40 points was too much for the Clippers to overcome, especially with Griffin, Paul and Redick on the bench in suits.“It was one quarter that killed us,” Doc Rivers said. “I thought we lost our energy.”The Clippers had lost two straight after pulling out a short-handed win over the San Antonio Spurs, a microcosm of their season. Against the league’s best (with the exception of the Golden State Warriors), they’ve been sharp. Against the so-so teams, they’ve been consistently inconsistent.Eight of the Clippers’ last nine losses have come against teams with losing records.Like the game against the Dallas Mavericks, the Clippers owned a fourth-quarter lead, and like the game against the Dallas Mavericks, they couldn’t protect it. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error LOS ANGELES >> The Clippers made a run Monday night, getting stops, scoring buckets and forcing Denver to take a timeout. J.J. Redick and Chris Paul pumped their fists. Blake Griffin put his right hand high in the air.That the Clippers’ stars were so invested in a December game against a sub .500 team was certainly notable. That the three looked more like men’s wear catalog models was a bit more newsworthy.Injuries or not, fourth game in five nights or first game after a week’s rest, Monday was a win the Clippers needed. And, they didn’t get it.Denver came back from seven down in the fourth quarter to beat the Clippers 106-102 at Staples Center. It’s their third-straight loss to teams with losing record.center_img “I saw some fatigue down the stretch,” Rivers said.The Clippers led my as many as seven thanks to big minutes from reserves Brandon Bass and Marreese Speights. But when the reserve frontcourt went to the bench and DeAndre Jordan entered, Denver made a run.Nikola Jokic, the Nuggets’ skilled center, scored five points in a quick 9-2 burst that put Denver in front.“Shouldn’t have happened,” Rivers said of the scores. “Those were huge shots, though.”A dunk from Jordan got the Clippers back to within one, but Will Barton’s jumper in the paint gave the Nuggets a three-point cushion with 35.2 seconds left.The Clippers ran a play to get Speights a 3, but the reserve big man couldn’t knock down the game-tying 3.The Clippers trailed by as many as 17 Monday, as Denver took advantage of sloppy play from the undermanned Clippers. The Nuggets second quarter, turning a tied game into a blowout by making more than 80 percent of their shots.The Clippers, to their credit, responded. Led by Jamal Crawford’s 24 and Austin Rivers’ 19, the Clippers climbed back into the game, pushing ahead early in the fourth quarter.But Denver, which had three players with more than 20 points, kept charging and the Clippers couldn’t sustain.“We didn’t have a lot left,” Rivers said.The Clippers complete a brutal week on their schedule by traveling to New Orleans for a game Wednesday. From their, the end the week like they began it – with a back-to-back.The team ends 2016 with games in Houston and Oklahoma City before returning to Staples Center in 2017. last_img read more

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Whicker: Russell Martin hasn’t quit chasing the Dodger dream

first_img Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start At that point, Martinez had to go to that Love Canal of a bullpen.Cody Bellinger led off and put together his best at-bat of the series, battling from 0-and-2 to a full count while fouling off enough pitches until he got one he liked for a single. “That was huge,” Justin Turner said. “I think Belli unlocked himself with that at-bat.”Six Dodgers were down 0-and-2 during that seven-run sixth inning. Four got hits.“I was going to take Corbin out after 35 pitches, which we thought would take a couple of innings,” Martinez said, with a nervous laugh. “He got there way before that.”It gets late early when you’re bringing unqualified pitching against the Dodgers. As for Martin, they told Martin he’d be a part of a championship team with the Dodgers somewhere along the line. He’s still walking it.Dodgers catcher Russell Martin acknowledges the crowd after the Dodgers defeated the Washington Nationals 10-4 in Game 3 of the NLDS to take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five series on Sunday night in Washington. Martin had a go-ahead, two-run double and a two-run home run in the 10-4 victory. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) “With Corbin, we could tell that he gets ahead of you and when there are guys in scoring position, he’s not going to throw strikes,” Martin said. “I got down 0-and-2, which is where you never want to be, but I fouled a couple off and I started feeling better about it, and then he missed location on a slider and I was able to do something.”As for Ryu, he did not have to equal Stephen Strasburg or rule the mound like Curt Schilling, or pitch like any number of black-and-white memories from faraway Octobers.He responded with at least his best road playoff game since the 2014 NLDS in St. Louis, when he gave up one run in six innings of a 3-1 loss. He had a 4.50 road ERA in his postseasons.Washington’s best chance to get the kind of yawning lead that they needed was in their fourth inning, when Anthony Rendon and Soto led off with singles. Ryu got an 0-and-2 count on Howie Kendrick and then a fly ball to center. He also got an 0-and-2 count on Kurt Suzuki and then a double-play ball to Justin Turner.Whether you believe in momentum-in-progress or not, Max Muncy came up in the fifth and bashed Sanchez’s centered 0-and-2 fastball into the right-field seats. Muncy is hitting very well against fastballs and strikes and seems unbeatable these days on fastball strikes. Ryu then negotiated his way through the fifth inning and got the third out on Trea Turner’s liner to left.Related Articles Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies WASHINGTON — When you get to be 36 in this game, you either make history or you become it.Russell Martin, the prodigal Dodgers catcher who was supposed to win a World Series with Matt Kemp, Andy LaRoche, Jose Guzman and Chad Billingsley, turned one too many Patrick Corbin sliders into a go-ahead double. Later in Game 3, he homered off Hunter Strickland, the human launch angle.He also homered in a postseason game in Chicago 10 years ago. “That was a lot of foul tips ago,” Martin said after the Dodgers took this 10-4 victory and a 2-1 lead over Washington in the best-of-five National League Division Series.Martin is the first player since Paul Richards in 1945 to get four RBIs and two extra-base hits in a playoff game while 36 or older. Babe Ruth also did it in 1932. Martin also is the third-oldest catcher to drive in four runs in a postseason game.center_img Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Long ago, in his passages through New York, Pittsburgh and Toronto, Martin learned that “catcher” was not a position but a job description. He has made it this far because he can guide and enhance pitchers like Hyun-jin Ryu, who held the rope as long as he needed to during the first five innings. And, the longer Martin plays, the younger the pitchers get.He has been Ryu’s predominant catcher this season and, with all that he’s seen, can figure out which pitches in Ryu’s variety pack will work at which time.“He is very prepared,” Martin said. “He can put the changeup on both sides of the plate. He makes hitters fight on every pitch. And he has a good idea of what he wants to do on the first pitch and beyond that. He didn’t have his best stuff tonight. He made that one mistake (a two-run homer to Juan Soto in the first), but after that, he pitched like he has all year.”And Martin, who repeatedly has marveled at the Dodgers’ zest for pregame homework, used it offensively too.Patrick Corbin, the Game 1 starter and a frequent thorn for the Dodgers, was given the sixth inning after Washington manager Dave Martinez said Anibal Sanchez had enough. The Dodgers restrained themselves from applauding that decision, which was noteworthy because Sanchez, also 36, had repeatedly steamed ahead in counts and then struck them out, nine times in five innings, mostly with changeups. How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire last_img read more