Royals Nip The Yanks, 2-1

first_imgKANSAS CITY, Mo. — Derek Jeter was asked rather innocently whether he knew the Yankees had just gone 1-for-17 with runners in scoring position in a 2-1 loss to the Royals on June 8. “Nope,” he replied. “I do now.”Pause for a beat.“Thanks,” Jeter added with a chuckle.James Shields put most of those runners on base. He also left most of them there, the only run he allowed over six innings unearned. And when his bullpen took over, they allowed two more Yankees to get into scoring position, only to leave them stranded there.That included Ichiro Suzuki on second with the tying run in the ninth inning.“It was a game of missed opportunities,” Jeter said. “We had a lot of opportunities. Give those guys credit. We’ve seen Shields for years now and he’s as good as they come, especially with guys on base. He bears down.”The Royals have won the last seven games that Shields (7-3) has started, and he’s earned the win in four of those. The veteran right-hander may have lasted only six innings in this effort, but he out-dueled Hiroki Kuroda (4-4) while allowing only six hits to the punchless Yankees.“They’re always tough,” said Shields, who faced them for the 30th time, more than any other club. “They make good at-bats. It’s always a grind whenever you face them.”Lorenzo Cain and Mike Moustakas drove in the runs for Kansas City. Aaron Crow escaped a jam in the seventh inning, and Wade Davis recorded the 500th strikeout of his career in a perfect eighth before Greg Holland survived a shaky ninth for his 18th save.The All-Star closer gave up a leadoff single to Suzuki and then sent him to second on a wild pitch. Holland kept his cool, retiring Brian Roberts on a fly out, pinch hitter Mark Teixeira on a groundout and then striking out Brett Gardner to end the game.“Shields battled his butt off,” Crow said. “You want to make sure he gets the win.”The Yankees failed to score more than four runs for the 10th consecutive game, though the not-so-aptly-named “Bronx Bombers” certainly had their share of chances. Not just in the ninth inning, either.New York stranded runners on first and second in the first inning. It loaded the bases with nobody out in the second and failed to score. Jacoby Ellsbury led off the third with a double and was left on third base. And Roberts was stranded after a fourth-inning double.In all, 10 of the first 12 outs Shields recorded were with runners in scoring position.While the Yankees were struggling to find a clutch hit, the Royals managed to string together the only real success they had against Kuroda with two outs in the second inning.Hot-hitting Salvador Perez, who cracked a three-run homer in an 8-4 win Saturday night, got things going with a single. Cain’s base hit drove in the first run and Moustakas, in the throes of another major slump, added another single to make the score 2-0.That was all the Royals could muster against Kuroda, who had been unbeaten in his last six starts. He allowed five hits and two walks while striking out three in seven innings.“The biggest thing is the team lost. That’s what is disappointing,” Kuroda said through a translator, “but I was able to go seven innings and keep the team in the game.”New York finally scored in the sixth, when Yangervis Solarte hit a double and reached third base on a passed ball. Suzuki drove him in with a groundout to shortstop.But given a chance to tie the game, the Yankees kept coming up empty.Their failure in the ninth inning came after Gardner sent a triple to the wall with one out in the seventh. Crow rebounded to get  Jeter on a ground out, and then struck out Ellsbury with a full-count pitch to leave the tying run 90 feet away.“The big thing is you can’t try to do too much,” Yanks Manager Joe Girardi said. “That’s the big thing for me.”(DAVE SKRETTA, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Sa Re Ga Ma Pa: Baba Ramdev’s marriage advice to Aditya Narayan will leave you amused

first_imgRamdev recently shot for an episode of Zee TV’s singing reality show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa. He engaged in some fun games and activities while on the set, read a statement.He was asked to give some marriage advice to the show’s host Aditya.”All the famous people in this world are unmarried. I have become a big yoga celebrity and I am unmarried too! Hence, I would say that Aditya should never get married,” the yoga guru quipped.Baba Ramdev also doled out some weight loss tips for singer Sonu Gill. She decided to come up on stage and asked Baba Ramdev for some weight loss tips for Sonu. Being the sport that he is, Baba Ramdev immediately went up on stage and demonstrated the Kapalbhati asana and also advised him to drink a lot of warm water. A still from Sa Re Ga Ma Pa.Further, he also advised show’s contestant Ishita Vishwakarma to drink Giloy ka Kaadha for her cold and cough. The contestants made the evening truly a fun-filled one with their beautiful and power-packed performances. Tanmay Chaturvedi’s performance to the song Show Me Your Jalwa left mentor Richa Sharma mesmerised. Ishita’s melodious performance to the popular track Jag Ghomeya urged mentor Shekhar Ravjiani to go on stage and perform with her. Moreover, Baba Ramdev sang Yeh desh Mere Kann Mein Hai along with the contestants.Also read | Ravi Dubey replaces Aditya Narayan as Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li’l Champs’ hostAlso read | Who is Indian Idol 10 winner Salman Ali? Unseen videos, lesser-known facts about the Haryana ladadvertisementlast_img read more

Order to Increase Monetary Limits in Courts Tabled in the House

first_imgThe Judicature (Resident Magistrates) Act (Increase in Jurisdiction) Order, 2013 was tabled in the House of Representatives on Tuesday, February 5.The Order was tabled by Leader of Government Business in the House and Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Hon. Phillip Paulwell.Section 129A of the Judicature (Resident Magistrates) Act empowers the Minister by Order, subject to affirmative Resolution, to increase the monetary jurisdictional limits of the Resident Magistrate’s Court in civil matters.For common law claims or torts, the limit is being moved from $250,000 to $1 million, and for claims in which distress or replevin or property or goods is sought, the limit is being moved from $50,000 to $1 million.In respect of claims for rent or mesne profit by a landlord, who is seeking recovery of possession from a tenant holding over after tenancy has expired or has been terminated by notice to quit, the limit is moved from $250,000 to $1 million. For claims by caveator to restrain land being bought under the Registration of Titles Act, the limit is moved from $450,000 to $2 million.The Senate on Friday, February 1, approved the Resolution increasing the monetary jurisdictional limits of the Resident Magistrate’s Court in civil matters. When approved in the Lower House, it will be gazetted and made into law.last_img read more

Astronauts mix cement in space for first time NASA

first_imgWashington DC: Astronauts onboard the International Space Station (ISS) have for the first time mixed cement in microgravity, an advance that may help protect humans in space from radiation and extreme temperatures in the future, NASA said. The researchers examined cement solidification to understand how the chemistry and microscopic structures involved in the process changed under microgravity. In the experiment which NASA called Microgravity Investigation of Cement Solidification (MICS) project, researchers mixed tricalcium silicate (C3S) — popular ingredient of cement — and water outside of Earth’s gravity for the first time. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USIn the MICS project, astronauts aboard the ISS explored whether solidifying cement in microgravity created novel microstructures, NASA said in a statement. Their study provided the first ever comparison of cement samples in microgravity with those made on Earth. The US space agency noted that when humans go to the Moon or Mars to stay, they would need to construct safe places in which to live and work, and that the most widely used building material on the Earth, was concrete. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsConcrete, NASA said, was strong and durable enough to provide protection from cosmic radiation, and that we may make it using materials available on the heavenly bodies we may colonise. While, concrete is a commonly used mixture of sand, gravel, and rocks held in place by water and cement powder, the process of making it is quite complex, and scientists still have questions about the chemistry and microscopic structures involved in the process, according to the US space agency. The researchers created multiple mixtures differing in the type of cement powder, number and type of additives, water quantity, and hydration time. As the grains of cement powder dissolve in water, their molecular structure changes with crystals forming and interlocking with each another throughout the mixture, NASA said. The ISS samples showed notable changes in the cement microstructure compared to those processed on Earth, with the primary difference being increased porosity. “Increased porosity has direct bearing on the strength of the material, but we have yet to measure the strength of the space-formed material,” said principal investigator Aleksandra Radlinska of Pennsylvania State University. The results of the experiment were published in the journal Frontiers in Materials. “Showing that concrete can harden and develop in space represents an important step toward that first structure built on the Moon using materials from the Moon. We confirmed the hypothesis that this can be done,” said Radlinska. “Now we can take next steps to find binders that are specific for space and for variable levels of gravity,” she said. The need for learning to use concrete, Radlinska said, is to apply it for protection from extreme temperatures and radiation while on missions to the Moon and Mars.last_img read more