Madison Bumgarner pinch hits in Giants’ season finale against Clayton Kershaw

first_imgBumgarner worked the count to 3-2 before … Click here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device.SAN FRANCISCO — Madison Bumgarner was not going to pitch in Bruce Bochy’s final game.But he wasn’t going to miss a chance to grab a bat and take a swing.Bumgarner appeared as a pinch-hitter in the Giants’ last regular season game against Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw, who came out of the bullpen to face San Francisco in the bottom of the fifth inning on Sunday.last_img

Engine Yard Takes a Risk with New Service – Averts the Historic Amazon Web Services Outage

first_imgEngine Yard is coming out with new custom services today that played a pretty important role in helping its customers avoid the now historic Amazon Web Services (AWS) outage last week.It was 1 a.m. PST on April 21 when the first notifications started surfacing that there was a problem with the AWS East region out of northern Virginia. Engine Yard uses AWS as its infrastructure provider, much like Heroku, another Ruby-on-Rails platform. An Engine Yard support technician in Israel first saw the problem and alerted the support team that something was wrong. Later that morning, the Engine Yard team made the decision to use a custom service they had developed that had not yet gone live. Luckily, it worked and gave customers a way to move to the AWS West zone. It required the help of customer support. It was a risk. They had no idea how the service would fare. But in the end, it was a risk worth taking. Engine Yard customers had some downtime at the start of the crisis but were soon up and running once they moved to the West region. Engine Yard averted a major outage.That is in stark contrast to Heroku, which had prolonged outages culminating yesterday with an explanation and apology to its customers for the major service disruption.New FeaturesEngineYard is launching new features today that includes the custom service that allows customers to have a backup in a second region.“We can build custom solutions so environments are replicated so failover can happen in a more regular way,” said Tom Mornini, co-founder and CTO in an interview yesterday. The new features extends Engine Yard’s global reach. Customers now have the choice of any AWS region. Before, Engine Yard was only available in the US-East region. Now the service is available in all five AWS regions, which include a second on the North America West coast; one in Ireland and two in the Asia Pacific region (Singapore and Japan.)New Collaboration FeaturesEngine Yard is also announcing today the availability of new collaborative features that provide controls for a developer to manage multiple projects. In that role, the developer can give permissions, allowing access to other people. Previously, there was one user name and password. People would have to share the same credentials, creating the spectre of anonymous users. SuccessEngine Yard is looking pretty good following the AWS outage. It builds on some great success. The company, which started in 2006, now has 2,000 paying customers. Revenues are strong and it is looking pretty impressive following the AWS outage.For his part, Mornini is philosophical. The company had developed this capability that was available just in time. It was risky to unveil it but it worked.And in the end, that was the difference between success and failure. Tags:#cloud#cloud computing#news Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Related Posts alex williams Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

Two BSF jawans killed in encounter with Naxals in Chhattisgarh

first_imgTwo Border Security Force (BSF) jawans were killed and another was injured in a gunbattle with Naxals in Chhattisgarh’s Kanker district on Sunday, police said.The gunfight took place in a forest near Mahla camp of BSF under Partapaur police station limits when a team of BSF’s 114th battalion was returning after carrying out an anti-Maoist operation, Deputy Inspector General of Police (Anti-Naxal Operations) Sundarraj P. told PTI.When the patrolling team was advancing through forest of Barkot village, located around 250 km from the State capital Raipur, it came under heavy fire from a group of Naxals leading to the gunbattle between the two sides, he said.After a brief exchange of fire, the militants fled into core forest, he said.Two constables identified as Lokender Singh and Mukdhiyar Singh, belonging to Rajasthan and Punjab respectively, were killed while another constable, Sandeep Dey, sustained injuries in the gunfight, he said.Reinforcement was rushed to the spot and the bodies of the deceased were brought to the headquarter of BSF’s 114 battalion in Pakhanjore, he said.The injured jawan was being airlifted to Raipur for further treatment, the DIG said.On July 9, two BSF jawans, belonging to the 121st battalion, were killed when Naxals had triggered an IED blast while they were on a bike patrol in the Chhotebethiya area of Kanker.last_img read more

IPL 7: Punjab seek finals berth against Chennai in Qualifier 2

first_imgPunjab will be looking to make their second chance count as they face upbeat Chennai in IPL 7, Qualifier 2Buoyed by their convincing seven-wicket win over title holders Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings will take on Kings XI Punjab in their second IPL knockout game inside three days on Friday with swashbuckling batsman Glenn Maxwell being a major threat to their chances.Riding on the 25-year-old Australian batsman`s incandescent 90-plus run knocks in Abu Dhabi and Cuttack in the group stage of the T20 League, Kings XI Punjab had flattened two-time champions Chennai Super Kings.Tomorrow`s Qualifier 2, the penultimate IPL-7 match, at the Wankhede Stadium will provide Chennai a great platform to avenge those two defeats and leapfrog into the June 1 summit clash against Kolkata Knight Riders at Bangalore.However, to achieve the feat of entering the final for the sixth time, Chennai will have to stop Maxwell, who simply tore into their bowlers, especially two key spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja on the two previous occasions. Maxwell, the third highest run-getter with 539 runs this season, smashed 95 in 43 balls in Abu Dhabi last month to help Punjab chase down a massive 206-run target set up by the Super Kings. The Victorian was even more dominating in their subsequent clash earlier this month at Cuttack, where he hit a whirlwind 90 off just 35 balls to power Punjab to an incredible score of 231.Ashwin was smashed for 38 runs without a wicket in just two overs by Maxwell, while Jadeja conceded 37 runs in three overs without any success.The destruction of these two Super Kings` bowlers by Maxwell will certainly come up for discussion by the Super Kings` think-tank ahead of their do-or-die encounter.advertisementBut Chennai will certainly look to take advantage of the fact that Kings XI, who had looked almost unstoppable during the group stage, have had their hiccups of late. They were beaten comprehensively by Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens yesterday. Kings XI need to not only regroup quickly but also get over the travel fatigue in order to match the efficiency of the Super Kings, who simply outplayed Mumbai Indians here last night.Super Kings changed their opening combination as they sent South Africa`s Faf du Plessis along with Dwayne Smith, the second highest run-scorer with 559 runs this season, instead of in-form New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum. The strategy paid off as the two stitched a half-century stand in quick time to lay a solid platform. Suresh Raina, who hit 33-ball 54 not out and stayed till the end, along with David Hussey (40 not out in 29 balls) then carried the Super Kings past Mumbai`s 173 for eight with a breezy unbroken stand of 89 for the fourth wicket.The Super Kings` overall display was efficient without being flamboyant, and they would require another such stellar performance to deflate Kings XI`s hopes of making their maiden entry into the IPL title contest. Super Kings have relied on their Indian bowling trio of purple cap holder Mohit Sharma and two lead spinners (Ashwin and Jadeja), and would hope they can do the trick against the marauding blades of not only Maxwell and David Miller but also those of Virender Sehwag, Manan Vohra, Wriddhiman Saha and captain George Bailey.This explosive batting line up failed to get going against the Knight Riders while chasing a modest 164-run target, and Kings XI would be eager to get over the flop show and put their best foot forward in what is their second and last chance to enter the final.Kings XI`s bowling attack is also good. They have been relying mostly on their Indian players in Sandeep Sharma (17 wickets), left arm spinner Akshar Patel (16 wickets), who has been included in the Indian team for the tour of Bangladesh next month, and seasoned Laxmipathy Balaji (12 wickets), along with Australian left arm pacer Mitchell Johnson (14 wickets). They tried out leggie Karanveer Singh and Parvinder Awana in Qualifier 1, while resting Sandeep Sharma and Balaji, both of whom should be back in the playing eleven tomorrow.The Kings XI bowlers need to provide the team with some early wickets against the Super Kings, who have the requisite depth and explosive power in their batting that includes captain and world`s most envied finisher Mahendra Singh Dhoni, to overhaul big scores. A capacity crowd is expected to witness the season`s second last IPL game and they would not like to watch anything less than another humdinger.Teams (from):Kings XI Punjab: Virender Sehwag, Manan Vohra, Wridhiman Saha, Glenn Maxell, David Miller, George Bailey(c), Akshar Patel, Rishi Dhawan, Mitchell Johnson, Karanveer Singh, L Balaji, Sandeep Sharma, Parvinder Awana, B Hendricks, Shaun Marsh, Cheteshwar Pujara, Mandeep Singh, Shardul Thakur, Shivam Sharma, Anureet Singh, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, M Karthik.advertisementChennai Super Kings: Mahendra Singh Dhoni(c), Suresh Raina, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Faf du Plessis, Brendon McCullum, Dwayne Smith, Ashish Nehra, Mohit Sharma, Samuel Badree, Ben Hilfenhaus, Matt Henry, B Aparajith, Mithun Manhas, Ishwar Pandey, Pawan Negi, Vijay Shankar, Ronit More, John Hastingslast_img

DU admissions 2014: Over 13 lakh applications received from Delhi

first_imgDelhi University registrations for admissions have come to an end with the online applications of BMS shutting down, for rest of the courses the pocess got over on June 16 itself. In total, it saw a total of over 2.7 lakh applications. Out of the total applications received for the admissions to Four Year Undergraduate Programmes (FYUP) at DU, Delhi had the maximum number of applicants.A total of 1, 32, 659 students from Delhi wish to take admissions in UG courses of the University for this session. This list has been followed by UP and Uttarakhand from where 66, 600 candidates applied. Only 154 candidates applied from Karnataka.State-wise distribution of applications received for FYUP admissions at University of Delhi:    Delhi: 1, 32, 659    UP and Uttarakhand: 66, 600 candidates    Haryana: 37, 237candidates    Bihar and Jharkhand: 15, 945 candidates    Rajasthan: 6, 132 candidates    MP and Chattisgarh: 4, 396 candidates    Punjab: 2, 737candidates    Jammu and Kashmir: 1, 267 candidates    Himachal Pradesh: 938 candidates    Maharashtra: 632 candidates    Gujarat: 390 candidates    Andhra Pradesh: 617 candidates    Karnataka: 154 candidates    Tamil Nadu: 331 candidates    Kerala: 607 candidates    West Bengal: 2, 146 candidates    Orissa: 679 candidates    Assam: 1, 575 candidates    North Eastern: 2, 648 candidatesAround 60,000 candidates have applied for English, which has become the most sought-after course, though, there is an availability of only 4,362 seats in this course in DU.The race for 54, 000 seats in 70 different colleges of Delhi University began on June 2.  The first cut-off will be released on June 24.Important dates:First admission list by: June 24, 2014Last date for admission and payment of fees under the first admission list: June 26, 2014Second admission list by: June 27, 2014Last date for admission and payment of fees under the second admission list: June 30, 2014Third admission list by: July 1, 2014Last date for admission and payment of fees under the third admission list: July 3, 2014advertisementFourth admission list by: July 4, 2014Last date for admission and payment of fees under the fourth admission list: July 7, 2014Fifth admission list by: July 8, 2014Last date for admission and payment of fees under the fifth admission list: July 10, 2014Sixth admission list by: July 11, 2014Last date for admission and payment of fees under the sixth admission list: July 12, 2014Seventh admission list by: July 14, 2014Last date for admission and payment of fees under the seventh admission list: July 15, 2014Eighth admission list by: July 16, 2014    Last date for admission and payment of fees under the eighth admission list: July 17, 2014Ninth admission list by: July 18, 2014Last date for admission and payment of fees under the ninth admission list: July 19, 2014Tenth admission list by: July 21, 2014Last date for admission and payment of fees under the tenth admission list: July 22, 2014last_img read more

Immigration Meetings resume Commission Proposed In New Citizenship Law

first_img Nearly 1000 Participate in Immigration Bill Consultations Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 01 Sept 2015 – Meetings for the public consultation on two important Immigration Laws are set to resume this week. Both will be held this Thursday September 3rd, one at 10am at the Salt Shed in Salt Cay and the other at 6pm at the Regatta Village in South Caicos.The biggest issue within these laws is the fact that the TCI Status Bill is said to create new provisions for the Immigration Commission when it comes to granting status. The commission will be chaired and ultimately under the ruling of the Immigration Minister of the day however it is proposed that two members from the opposition also sit as part of the commissioning body. The commission would meet once a year to consider applications and would also have the power to revocate someone’s status. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:immigration bill, tci status bill, town hall meeting More pathways to Citizenship in TCI to enlarge franchise Recommended for you Five Cays town hall meeting reveals MP planslast_img read more

Time Incs Environmental Impact

first_imgWhen you’re a $5 billion publisher like Time Inc., you can afford to hire someone like David Refkin as director of sustainable development. Indeed, the company has been studying the impact of its entire production process. At the MPA’s 2008 Retail Conference in Tampa, Florida today, Refkin discussed Time Inc.’s efforts in environmental sustainability, offering up figures that give some insight into the company’s impact: The company buys 500,000 tons of paper each year from 53 mills.75 percent of the company’s fiber meets certified sustainable forestry (CSF) standards, up 25 percent from 2002.The carbon footprint of producing one issue of Time is equal to 160 people flying an airplane around the globe.Refkin also said that only one out of six magazines in the home get recycled, and that Time Inc. has partnered with Verso Paper to increase consumer awareness, spending $5 million on outdoor advertising and another $6 million in magazines to push recyclable messaging. To learn more about the publisher’s efforts, keep an eye out for its sustainability report due out in April.last_img read more

Firm behind Fearless Girl nixed payequality resolutions says report

first_img3:04 Now playing: Watch this: Share your voice Powerful women of the Marvel universe Culture Comment Tags The Fearless Girl statue now stands outside the New York Stock Exchange.  Timothy A. Clary/Getty Images Tuesday is Equal Pay Day. The topic, trending on Twitter, puts a spotlight on the pay disparity between women and men. While more attention is being focused on the inequality in pay, not every company is putting its money where its mouth is. A report published Tuesday by investment-research company Morningstar said that State Street Global Advisors, the New York company that commissioned the Fearless Girl statue, voted against a number of gender diversity initiatives. The bronze Fearless Girl statue, created by Kristen Visbal and installed in 2017, stood defiantly in front of the Charging Bull in Manhattan’s Financial District. It became a tourist attraction and was seen by some as a symbol for women in leadership. It was moved in December to the New York Stock Exchange. Morningstar’s report found that State Street’s Gender Diversity fund, known as SHE, didn’t have a voting record in line with its stated goals of “closing the gender gap” by “strengthening gender diversity and inclusion practices across corporate America.” SHE voted no or abstained on eight of the 10 gender diversity-related shareholder resolutions in a four year period, according to Morningstar. In an emailed statement, a spokesperson for State Street said that examining its voting record based on shareholder proposals doesn’t tell a complete story on how the company approaches gender issues.”We do not simply consider the topic being addressed in a shareholder proposal when deciding how to vote, rather we vote on a case-by-case basis, taking into account each company’s unique circumstances and the level of disclosure relative to our expectations,” the company said.State Street said it has been vocal about the importance of diversity the last few years and voted against directors over “1,000 times” for lack of board gender diversity. Equal Pay Day is an annual maker that symbolizes how far into a year women would have to work in order to have earned as much as men did in the previous year. So, for a white woman to match a white man’s 2018 salary, she’d have had to work through 2018 and continue on till April 2. The exact day can change every year, and it also varies depending on ethnicity. In 2019, black and Asian women reach parity in August, while Latinas don’t reach parity until November.Originally published April 1 at 11:23 a.m. PT.Update, 1:06 p.m.: Adds comment from State Street.  1last_img read more