Astros sign OF Wilson

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson Houston made the World Series despite batting .256, 13th among the 16 NL teams. Former Dodger Phillips goes north: Jason Phillips and the Toronto Blue Jays agreed to a minor-league contract, and the catcher was invited to spring training. Phillips hit .239 with 10 home runs and 55 RBI with the Dodgers last season, then became a free agent when the Dodgers failed to offer a contract by the Dec. 20 deadline. Goodbye, Baltimore; hello, Pittsburgh: Outfielder Jeromy Burnitz was attempting to finalize terms on a one-year contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates, less than a week after it appeared he had a two-year deal with the Baltimore Orioles. The Pirates deal is expected to be worth at least $6 million and would include an option for the 2007 season. Burnitz’s agent, Howard Simon, was discussing a $12 million, two-year contract with Baltimore last week, but that agreement never was finalized. The Pirates also agreed to terns with right-hander Ryan Vogelsong – 2-2 with a 4.43 ERA in 44 games last season – on a $555,000, one-year contract. Grissom, Cubs come to terms: Marquis Grissom agreed to a minor-league contract with the Chicago Cubs, and the 38-year-old outfielder will compete during spring training for a roster spot. Minimum salary goes up: The minimum salary for players in the major leagues is rising $9,000 this year to $327,000. The 3.5 percent increase is due to a cost-of-living escalator in baseball’s labor contract. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The Houston Astros agreed to a $4 million, one-year contract Tuesday with outfielder Preston Wilson, hoping to bolster an offense that was one of baseball’s worst last season. The right-handed Wilson hit .260 with 25 home runs and 90 RBI with Colorado and Washington last season. He also struck out 148 times. center_img “I like it here – I don’t like the pitchers here,” Wilson said. “As long as I don’t have to face those guys, I’ll be all right.” A 31-year-old free agent, Wilson has 171 career homers, 591 RBI and a .264 batting average in eight major-league seasons. last_img read more

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More Murder More Manhunts

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNassau, Bahamas, February 11, 2017 -The Bahamas murder count soars to 23 after a ‘young’ teenaged boy was murdered Friday night in a targeted attack and two men were killed last night in a shooting spree.  Both incidents happened in Nassau.  The teen boy was gunned down on Dale Park in Peardale around 7:30pm. A lone gunman is said to have killed the child.Police are asking that Parents better supervise their children.  The murders last night were spawned from a fight that turned into a gun fight.  One man was struck with bullet as he was trying to leave in his car, that man died on the scene.  Another man died at hospital from his gunshot wound(s).A manhunt is on now for those behind the shooting at a night club on Lewis and East Streets.  One statistic says the murder rate is up 87% for The Bahamas.Photo credit: The Tribune#MagneticMediaNews ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Related Items:#magneticmedianews Recommended for youlast_img read more

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National Physical Development Plan gets no tenders

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #nationalphysicaldevelopmentplan, #notendersyetforNPDP, #PDM100daysinoffice Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, April 5, 2017 – Providenciales – Government will once again put out a call to tender for the National Physical Development Plan in the 2017-2018 budget.  The comes after the 2016-2017 call did not receive any tenders. Minister of Infrastructure & Planning, Goldray Ewing said the lack of response was disappointing.   Ewing made the statement during a government press conference in recognition of the PDM’s first 100 days in office on Tuesday.“I was very disappointed when this plan went out a few weeks ago and no tenders were received. But this government has decided to budget for it again in this 2017-2018 because this country can’t afford to move ahead without this plan,” said Ewing.Ewing said he has been touring the island to assess areas of priority for government infrastructure.   In addition to the National Physical Development Plan, government will be moving forward with a four-year road works project, a comprehensive flooding plan and a pilot green energy program to reduce consumption in the House of Assembly.Story by: Zahra Gordon#MagneticMediaNews#nationalphysicaldevelopmentplan#PDM100daysinoffice#notendersyetforNPDPlast_img read more

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The top losers Rahul Gandhi Deve Gowda Chandrababu Naidu Pinarayi Vijayan and

first_imgThis picture taken on May 23, 2018, shows (R-L) United Progressive Alliance (UPA) chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Majority People’s Party supremo Mayawati, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee, Indian Congress party president Rahul Gandhi, Chief minister of India’s Andra Pradesh state Chandrababu Naidu and JDS leader HD Kumaraswamy, participating at the swearing-in ceremony in Bangalore.AFP/Getty ImagesElections make and break leaders. They are all about winners who turn into losers and scorned upstarts turning into hallowed heroes overnight. While the winners romp home, the battlefield of democracy is littered with failed politicians. Lok Sabha election 2018 offers these specimen in bundles. Let’s take a look at the fallen leaders this time.1. Rahul GandhiIf Congress is going to end up with a number hovering in the 50s that’s the end of the political track for Rahul Gandhi for all you know. He was the effective Opposition leader of the largest democracy in the world. Rahul was treated by the media and the general public as the rightful challenger to the prime minister’s post. He had no paucity of opportunities and political platform. Yet, if he’s failing without putting up a fight that will earn him the crown of the biggest loser.2. HD Deve Gowda BANGALORE, INDIA: The former prime minister of India, H.D.Deve Gowda delivers his speech as the chief guest during the inauguration of the Bangalore IT.IN 2005 in Bangalore, 26 October 2005. The Bangalore IT.IN is the premier annual event organised by the state government to promote the Information Technology (IT) industry and to attract global investment in the state.DIBYANGSHU SARKAR/AFP/Getty ImagesThe former prime minister is engaged in a losing battle in Tumakuru constituency in Karnataka. The JD-S strongman had harboured greater ambitions. His supporters believed that he had an outside chance of becoming the PM once again in case of a deeply fractured verdict. It was this hope that prompted the veteran leader to try his hand at electoral politics once again in the twilight of his political life. However, even as he stares at defeat, his JD-S is not seen winning in more than a couple of seats. That’s a great fall for a former prime minister.3. Chandrababu Naidu Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu talks to press after meeting CEC in New Delhi on April 13, 2019.IANSThe Andhra stalwart will take long to nurse his wounds after the full election results have come. Naidu, who also had large scale ambitions in a fractured post-poll scenario, has realised that he has lost even his home turf. His rival Jaganmohan Reddy of YSRCP has humiliated him in the assembly elections besides winning all but a couple of seats to the Lok Sabha. Naidu had an inkling that his reign in Andhra was about to end. That’s why he worked overtime to stitch together an Opposition government at the centre. Now he’s back down in the dumps.4. Pinarayi Vijayan Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi VijayanPinarayi Vijayan/FacebookThe Kerala Chief Minister is certain to face a rebellion from within the party. The CPI-M is facing down one of the most humiliating routs in its history in Kerala. The party is leading only in one seat while the rival UDF is leading in 19. As a stunned CPI-M takes stock of the strategic flaws in this election, all fingers will be pointed at only one man – Pinarayi Vijayan. He is easily the fall guy. His Sabarimala policy, horribly ill-judged political positioning, poor leadership qualities displayed at time of calamities and emergencies and the treatment of media, rivals and the public alike that ill-suited his position — all will bite him back as the cadres review the bitter defeat.5. Mayawati and Akhilesh Yadav Mayawati and Akhilesh Yadav [Representational Image]gettyimagesThe duo who stood together to fight BJP in its home turf on the plank of the saffron party’s divisive politics realised that their strategy lacked momentum. If they can’t win a sizeable chunk of seats standing together, it would be a stretch to think about unseating Yogi Adityanath in the next assembly elections. Besides, in the backdrop of the uninspiring show in the LS elections, the alliance has no chance of survival into the next assembly elections. The political star has diminished for both of them.6. Mamata Banerjee TMC chief Mamata Banerjee launched a scathing attack on BJP president Amit Shah.TwitterThe lead position as of now predicts that Mamata will win more seats than BJP in West Bengal. But nothing less than a rout of BJP would have satisfied Mamata, considering the stakes she raised in the game against Narendra Modi, especially in the closing chapters of the election campaign. With BJP raising its seat and vote share, Mamata has now a formidable foe to wrestle with in the future. This election result marks her as a loser.last_img read more

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Keanu Reeves to star in The Eternals with Angelina Jolie

first_imgIn picture: Keanu Reeves at the premiere of The Matrix Revolutions.Reuters File PhotoKeanu Reeves may get to play a superhero in the upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe’s The Eternals movie alongside Angelina Jolie. The John Wick 3 movie star is reportedly under negotiations with the Marvel Studios to grab the important role.According to the latest report by MCU Comic, Keanu Reeves is reportedly in talks to join the cast of The Eternals, the next Marvel movie. As of now, the details of the part are not yet revealed to the fans but given Keanu’s stardom, he is most likely to play an important character.As many of our readers know this that The Eternals has been in pipeline from a very long time. After the phenomenal success of Avengers: Endgame, Marvel is eyeing towards making a different type of superhero movies, targeting young audience as well as to those who are reading the comics from a very early age.Apart from fans, even Marvel Studios Kevin Feige is also excited to start working on The Eternals. During his earlier conversation, Feige stated that bringing The Eternals on the big screen would be perfect. Keanu Reeves in John Wick: Chapter 2Twitter/ John Wick: Chapter 2″Your reaction about not being familiar with the Eternals is perfect, because most people weren’t familiar with Guardians and believe it or not there were people that were not familiar with Avengers or with Iron Man,” Feige said in his earlier interview. “So for us, its finding great stories whether people have heard of them or not and bring them to the big screen in as amazing ways as we can.”Keanu Reeves is apparently one of the most loved actors of this generation. From his role in The Matrix trilogy to his actions towards his fans, the acclaimed actor has proved that he is all for fans. Given the fandom of Marvel movies, if Keanu Reeves gets the role then it would seriously be amazing to see him in a superhero role. There were previous reports that even Angelina Jolie has been cast by the studio to play an important role and if the deal pans out, then we might get to see Keanu sharing the space with Angelina Jolie.The 54-year-old Keanu Reeves was recently seen in box-office winning movie John Wick 3.last_img read more

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In true filmy style Hyderabad Police solves kidnapping mystery within 3 hours

first_imgGetty ImagesA kidnapping mystery was solved within three hours by the Hyderabad city police. Three men had kidnapped a prominent businessman, Gajendra Parakh, the owner of Mahindra Finance company, on Sunday. Parakh was released after his friend Rahul paid a ransom of Rs 1 crore.The Hyderabad city police have also recovered Rs 35 lakh. Hyderabad Police Commissioner Anjani Kumar said that two accused are still absconding.He added that the abductors initially tried to mislead. However, the police deployed its 11 special teams and nabbed the culprits. https://t.co/m15lc8Boe4— Anjani Kumar, IPS (@CPHydCity) July 30, 2019The mastermind of the plot, Muhammad Almas, a 21-year-old car dealer, knew that Parakh usually carries cash and the locations where he would hangout with his friends. Muhammad Almas along with Muhammad Akbar, a 22-year-old student, and Shafiq Ali, who is said to be unemployed, carried out the kidnapping, said the Hyderabad police. Parakh was kidnapped by four masked men at 11 pm on Sunday and released at 2.30 am on Monday. The kidnappers had initially demanded Rs 3 crore ransom from Parakh’s family.Parakh was reportedly abducted from near AV College in the heart of the Hyderabad city and taken to a godown nine kilometres away. After his release, he was admitted to a hospital with injuries on his arms and face.The ordeal Parakh went through depicts a true Bollywood-style kidnapping. Parakh told the police that the kidnappers knew all the details about him and his family members and told him that they had got a supari in his name (contract money to abduct and kill).  [Representational image]Creative CommonsThe kidnappers even asked Parakh about his last wish. He eventually made them believe that he could pay the ransom money.Meanwhile, the business community in Hyderabad has expressed shock over the incident and urged the authorities to check the recurring incidents of kidnapping and crimes in the city. The police have traced the location of the kidnappers through the WhatsApp calls made to Parakh’s friend.last_img read more

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