Junior Starlets depart for Ghana, eyes on 2018 World Cup

first_imgThe seven, Sheryl Angachi, Cynthia Shilwatso, Maureen Khakasa, Cynthia Akinyi, Sharon Adhiambo, Mercy Airo and Vivian Nasaka all who were part of the team in the first two rounds have been ruled out.Starlets will have a mountain to climb against Ghana who featured in the last World Cup in 2016 though they never managed to go past the group stages. The junior Black Queens beat Algeria 10-0 on average in the first round of qualification, winning 5-0 at home and a similar scoreline away.Harambee Starlets lead coach Musa Otieno instructs players during training. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYASpeaking previously, Technical Lead Musa Otieno said the team will look for at least a draw away and hope to finish the job at home when the return tie is played in a fortnight.Kenya progressed to the second round after beating Ethiopia 4-3 on aggregate. In the preliminary round, Ajowi’s girls progressed after Botswana pulled off from the return fixture in Nairobi after losing 7-1 in Gaborone.If the junior Starlets maneuver past the Ghanaians, they will be one step away from the world cup where they will face the winner between Sierra Leone and Cameroon. A win in this tie will hand them a ticket to the World Cup.Harambee Stars U20 in trainingTravelling PartyCorazone Aquino, Judith Osimbo, Wincate Kaari, Brenda Achieng, Diana Wacera, Fiscah Nashivanda, Lilian Awuor, Lucy Akoth, Rachel Muema, Quinter Atieno, Lilian Mmboga, Veronica Awino, Gentrix Shikangwa, Linda Nasimiyu, Leah Cherotich, Martha Amunyolete, Stella AnyangoTechnical BenchMusa Otieno (Technical lead), Caroline Ajowi (Coach), Ann Aluoch (Asst Coach), Jackline Akoth (Asst Coach), Hassan Shah (GK Trainer), Mikael Igendia (Strength and Conditioning Coach), David Ndakalu (Team Doctor).0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Harambee Stars U20 players in training. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYANAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 2- The national women’s under-20 football team will depart the country on Friday morning for Accra, Ghana where they will play the junior Black Queens in the second round of the 2018 FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup to be hosted in France.Head coach Carolyne Ajowi has named the final squad of 20 players, anchored by inspirational captain Corazone Aquino, though the side will be without seven players who are ruled off the tie as they will be sitting for their KCSE exams.last_img read more

Oilsands producer Cenovus aims for ‘net zero’ GHG emissions by 2050

first_imgIn September, Suncor Energy Inc. said it would spend $1.4 billion to install two cogeneration units at its Oil Sands Base Plant in northern Alberta, thus reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 25 per cent.Cenovus also said Thursday it will ramp up spending by $1.5 billion with Indigenous businesses and reclaim 1,500 decommissioned well sites by 2030.This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 9, 2020.Companies in this story: (TSX:CVE, TSX:SU, TSX:CNQ)Advertisement The Canadian Press CALGARY — Oilsands producer Cenovus Energy Inc. says it will aim to achieve “net zero” greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, joining a recent cavalcade of oil companies trumpeting their environmental aspirations.The Calgary-based firm says it intends to reduce its emissions per barrel by 30 per cent by 2030, while keeping flat its total emissions.It says it will do that with a multi-pronged approach including operational optimization, incorporating electricity cogeneration capacity into future oilsands phases, more use of solvent technology to reduce steam needed to produce bitumen, methane emissions reductions in its conventional drilling operations and through increased use of data analytics.- Advertisement -Cenovus says it has reduced its GHG emissions at its oilsands operations by about 30 per cent per barrel over the past 15 years, although higher production means total emissions have increased.Fellow oilsands producer Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. has also pledged to work toward a zero-emissions target without giving a specific date, using technology and its carbon trapping and storage operations. It says it has lowered emissions per barrel from its oilsands mining operation by 37 per cent since 2012.In December, Spanish energy giant Repsol, which has operations in Canada, also announced it would try to achieve net zero emissions globally by 2050.Advertisementlast_img read more

Cheserek equals 5km W. Record in Carlsbad

first_imgHe blitzed through the first two kilometres in 5:04 and had Craig Nowak for company, but despite forging ahead and opening up a 20-second gap on the rest of the field over the next two kilometres, the pace dropped slightly and he passed through the four-kilometre mark in 10:41.Needing a final kilometre of 2:48 to equal the ratified world record set by Julien Wanders in Monaco earlier this year, Cheserek achieved his target and crossed the line in 13:29, taking nine seconds off his PB in the process. Fellow Kenyan David Bett was a distant runner-up in 13:54.Sharon Lokedi won the women’s race to complete a Kenyan double. Part of a large pack in the early stages, she broke away in the second half to win in 15:48. Britain’s Charlotte Arter was second in 16:01.There have been several quicker times recorded over 5km on the roads, but the event only became an official world record discipline last year.Wanders’ 13:29 clocking in February was the first performance to fulfil all of the criteria needed for a world record and his mark was ratified last month, along with Sifan Hassan’s 14:44 clocking from the women’s race in Monaco.-Wanjiru smashes Cherry Blossom course recordMeanwhile, Kenya’s Rosemary Wanjiru won the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run on Sunday with 50:42, breaking the long-standing course record set 21 years ago by Colleen De Reuck.Her winning time is also the best mark ever achieved on a record-eligible course in a women-only race.Wanjiru, the 2015 African Games 5000m silver medallist, sped through the first five kilometres in 15:50 and 10 kilometres in 31:12 and had Ethiopia’s 2011 world U18 3000m champion Gotytom Gebreslase on her shoulder.The pair were still side by side at 15 kilometres, reached in 47:13, but Wanjiru managed to edge ahead in the closing stages to win in 50:42. Gebreslase finished second in 50:47, just one second shy of the Ethiopian record. Kenya’s Margaret Muriuki was third in 51:38.The men’s race was similarly close as Ethiopian half marathon record-holder Jemal Yimer held off a strong challenge from Kenya’s Josphat Tanui to win by two seconds in 45:36.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Edward Cheserek wins the Carlsbad 5000 (Victah Sailer)/IAAFCALIFORNIA, United States, Apr 8 – Edward Cheserek equaled the world 5km record of 13:29 on is way to winning the Carlsbad 5000 road race on Sunday in the state of California.The multiple NCAA champion was an emphatic winner.last_img read more

Valley schools distinguish selves

first_imgTUJUNGA – Schools strung banners, reworded marquees and dished out ice cream Tuesday in the San Fernando Valley, where a record 18 elementary campuses were named California Distinguished Schools by the state Department of Education. Los Angeles Unified officials called the distinction a mark of progress at a time when public education has come under attack by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and others who want to overhaul the massive school district. “I think one of the most important things is this proves we are following our main mission which is in educating our kids,” said LAUSD School Board member Jon Lauritzen, whose San Fernando Valley district secured more than a dozen of the awards. “This is another steppingstone we need to look at and it does show we’re headed in the right direction.” The honors come despite concerns from Villaraigosa and other critics who say schools continue to report low test scores and a high dropout rate, which experts say varies from 22 percent to nearly 50 percent. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventBut LAUSD School Board President Marlene Canter said the awards demonstrate steady incremental progress, which shows the district is not the basket case it’s being made out to be. This year, a total of 32 LAUSD elementary schools received the honor. The state alternates awards among elementary and middle and high schools. In 2004, a total of 11 LAUSD elementary schools earned the award. “This is what’s happening in Los Angeles everyday,” Canter said. “It’s an unfortunate story when this is not the every day conversation. This (progress) is about continuing to move in the right direction as well as work that needs to be done.” Valley schools pointed to strong community support, steady instruction, and enthusiastic teachers, parents and children as reasons for winning the titles. Almost 1,000 schools applied this year. “These schools are the best of the best,” Jack O’Connell, state superintendent of public instruction, said in a statement. “They share a vision of excellence and they have brought that vision to life. These deserving school leaders and teachers, staffs, and students have worked extremely hard to achieve academic success and this recognition.” Schools were required to submit lengthy essays, show high academic standards and strong leadership during a series of campus visits. Winners will be invited to celebrate at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim. “Our staff really deserved the recognition,” said Alan O’Hara, principal at Nestle Avenue Elementary school in Tarzana. “They worked really hard to get where the kids need to be. We have a very collegial, very tight group of staff here. We’re like a little community.” State officials honored 377 schools this year, the largest number of elementary schools ever selected. Elsewhere, winners included 10 from Ventura County, four from Glendale and two from Burbank. “We’re incredibly proud and pleased to have four schools recognized, three of which had not been recognized previously,” said Michael Escalante, superintendent for Glendale Unified. “We now have 21 out of our 30 schools that have been recognized at least one time or another.” All of Burbank Unified elementary schools have been named California Distinguished schools at least once, said Joel Shapiro, assistant superintendent for instructional services.” But in the Valley, where many of the schools applied for the first time, earning high marks will help fund future programs, and attract more parents to the schools, educators said. “We’ve been waiting for this, we’re so happy,” said Bridget Arce, site coordinator for Lokrantz School in Reseda. The school emphasizes integration among students who have special needs and those who don’t, she said. At Granada Elementary school, Principal Esta Herman announced the award during a morning assembly. Letters were sent to parents, banners were raised, and in June, the community will be invited to a special ceremony. “We’re a little school people sometimes forget about, but we worked really hard,” Herman said. susan.abram@dailynews.com (818) 713-3664 ROLL OF HONOR A record 377 elementary schools statewide were named Tuesday as California Distinguished Schools. Here is a list of the local winners: Burbank Unified: Stevenson Jefferson Glendale Unified: Franklin Jefferson Fremont Marshall Los Angeles Unified: Calabash Cantara Castlebay Colfax El Oro Granada Monlux Knollwood Lockhurst Lokrantz Lorne Montague Mountain View Nestle Pomello Reseda Van Alden Vintage Magnet Moorpark Unified: Arroyo West Campus Canyon Oak Park Unified: Brookside Red Oak Simi Valley Unified: Lincoln Wood Ranch160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgGAA Bingo- Every Thursday Night At 9pm In St Marys Hall Clonmany Everyone Welcome.Match & Win for 29/12/2011 No jackpot winner last week this weeks will rise to €2,740.00 numbers drawn were 5,6,15,24 the €15 consolation prizes went to Pat McCarron Cleagh, Brendan & Michelle Kelly Dunaff, Chloe & Rebecca McGilloway Roxtown, sadie McLaughlin Tullagh, Maura & John McGeogehan Annagh.Urris GAA (Underage) Christmas Draw Winners were 1st Prize €100 Hamper- Kevin Kelly Dunaff, 2nd Prize – Meal for two- Ria McFall Ballyliffen, 3rd Prize – Bottle Whiskey – Fergal Doherty(J) Gortfad, 4th Prize – Box Chocolate – Majella Bradley Fahan, 5th Prize – 2 Bottles wine – Phenonsie Devlin Altahalla. Thank you to all the sponsors and tickets sellers. Duck Race -The 2nd running of the Urris Rubber Duck Race took place on a stormy but surprisingly dry St Stephen’s Day at Binion Bridge.The first part of proceedings was the judging of the Best Dressed Duck competition which was again a tough one for the judges to call. After much consideration it was decided that the Buddy the Elf duck owned by Mary Kate Kelly was the best of the contenders and then all eyes switched to the main event.First past the post was the duck owned by Felicity Downes, Tullagh; Felicity’s duck was closely followed by the duck owned by Sean Toland and third home was the duck owned by Michelle Carthy. The ‘race’ for last duck home was eventually claimed by Orla Lagan’s duck.Urris GAA Club would like to congratulate all the winners on the day; would like to thank everyone who bought ducks for the race, especially those who took the time to decorate and dress them up for the day; the club would also like to thank everyone who helped out in anyway with the race, from those that sold ducks to those that helped with the race itself and anyone who helped with the setup and clean up of the course on the day.Donegal Year Book – 2011 edition now available from the club at €15 contact John Friel.Foundation Coaching Course:- The Inishowen Board are looking for names of people interested in doing a Foundation coaching course in the early part of 2012.The course is usually run over two sessions which includes one evening and a full day session. Child protection is also included as part of the course and is a prerequisite to qualify overall.Any one intending to help with coaching teams for the club in 2012 should have this minimum level of proficiency.Anyone interested in doing the course should contact John Friel 0860523550 or David Hession 0860538537 as soon as possible. Club Meeting – The next club meeting is on Tuesday 3rd January 2012 at 8pm, There will also be an Executive Meeting before it that same evening at 7pm.Club Merchandise – New Club Jersey and hat are now available in Centra, the club has a range of merchandise available in all sizes polo shirts hoodies jackets and not forgetting the all important urris hat for the coming winter contant Alan 0879029672.New Club Website is up and running at www.urris.gaa.ie so check it out for all the clubs up to date news.Any items for the notes please send to lckn3@eircom.net or text to Liz O’Neill on 0863858629 before 9pm on Sunday evening. GAA NOTES: URRIS was last modified: January 1st, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:URRIS GAA noteslast_img read more


first_imgNaomh Padraig GAA News:CLUB LOTTOThe twenty-first Club Lotto draw of the year took place on Monday the 15th of June at the clubhouse.  The numbers drawn were 4, 6, 8, and 26. There was no jackpot winner.  The runners-up prize of €100 went to Eileen Galvin of Tober who matched three of the numbers drawn.Next week’s jackpot is €1400.THE WEEK GONE BYOn Saturday past, our Senior Men suffered their second league defeat of the season against table toppers Naomh Ultan (Dunkineely).  Final Score: Naomh Padraig Lifford 0:5 – Naomh Ultan 1:9.  In the Reserve fixture, our Men’s Reserve team got back to winning ways with a comfortable five point victory over Naomh Ultan Reserves.  The Men’s Reserve team now sit two points clear at the top of their division with four games left to play. THE WEEK AHEADU-14 Ladies, U-16 Ladies and Minor Ladies training continues on Monday and Wednesday evenings at our home pitch from 6PM to 7PM.  All players are asked to contribute €2 towards the cost of each training session.Men’s team training continues as normal on Mondays and Thursdays at the Training Pitch in Rossgier.  All players are asked to be on the pitch, ready to begin training at 7:20PM sharp on both nights.Under-14 Boys training continues as normal at our home pitch in Lifford on Wednesday and Friday evenings at 6:30PM.  All players are asked to contribute €2 towards the cost of each training session.Under-6, Under-8 and Under-10 team training continues at our home pitch in Lifford on Friday evenings from 6PM to 7PM.  All players are asked to contribute €2 towards the cost of each training session. Under-12 team training continues as normal at our home pitch in Lifford on Saturday afternoons from 12PM to 1PM.  All players are asked to contribute €2 towards the cost of each training session.On Saturday evening, the Men’s Senior team are away to Na Rossa in Round 12 of the All County League.  Throw in for the game is 6:00PM.LADIES COUNTY BOARD DELEGATEThe Club are currently on the lookout for a new Ladies County Board Delegate.  It is absolutely essential that the Club fill this role as soon as possible, as failure to do so will put the future of Ladies Football within the Club at risk for the year ahead.  Any existing Club Members interested in taking up the role can contact Club Chairman John McDermott on 0872106832.  Please note that this role requires the holder to attend just one Donegal Ladies County Board meeting per month. SYMPATHIESThe Club would to like to extend its sympathies to the Devine and Kelly families of Glenmornan, Co. Tyrone on their recent bereavements – ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.GAA NEWS: NAOMH PADRAIG TRAVEL TO NA ROSSA IN DIVISION FOUR CLASH THIS WEEKEND was last modified: June 16th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GAANa RossaNoticesSportlast_img read more


first_imgFianna Fáil Spokesperson on Children Charlie McConalogue has expressed concern about the increased financial pressure on young families at this time of year due to First Communion costs, and has urged parents to resist the temptation to turn to loan sharks.Deputy McConalogue was speaking after the latest figures revealed that Irish parents will spend a total of €33 million over the next few weeks on their children’s First Communions, while the children themselves will be given a total of €20 million in gifts and cash.According to a survey by the EBS published this week, the estimated cost of a Communion will be €554 per child, an increase up €75 on last year. Deputy McConalogue commented: “This can be a particularly difficult time for parents who want to make their children’s First Communion special and memorable.“The cost of outfits and accessories, preparations and celebrations all adds up and suddenly families are faced with bills of hundreds and often thousands of euro at a time when they can least afford it.“So many families get themselves into debt they simply cannot afford just to pay their child’s First Communion costs.  It can be tempting to turn to loan sharks or other unreputable lenders, but this must be avoided at all costs. This is a vicious cycle that many families have fallen victim to in the past at and find it virtually impossible to get out of.“Getting involved a loan shark will not help. At best, it will only make any debt crisis worse. At Communion time, I am appealing to families who are under financial strain to resist peer pressure and rein in costs in so far as possible, instead of turning to a quick fix financial solution with dangerous implications in the long-run.”  DONEGAL TD WARNING AS LOAN SHARKS TARGET FIRST COMMUNION FAMILIES was last modified: April 22nd, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DONEGAL TD WARNING AS LOAN SHARKS TARGET FIRST COMMUNION FAMILIESlast_img read more

Nicholson Named To NSCAA NCAA Division I Scholar All-North/Central Region First Team

first_imgThis is the second career NSCAA Scholar honor for Nicholson who was recognized by the association last season for her academic success as she earned a spot on the 2015 Women’s Division I & II Scholar All-North/Central Region Second Team. Nicholson is a marketing and management major who holds a 3.74 cumulative grade point average.Print Friendly Version Senior Sarah Grace Nicholson (Overland Park, Kan.) of the Drake University women’s soccer team was named to the 2016 NSCAA (National Soccer Coaches Association of America) NCAA Division I Women’s Scholar All-North/Central Region First Team. In her final season, Nicholson played in 17 matches at the defender position and helped Drake’s back line record a program-record 11 shutouts. She was selected to the 2016 NSCAA NCAA Division I Women’s All-Great Lakes Region Third Team. Nicholson was named to the 2016 All-Missouri Valley Conference First Team for the second-consecutive season and was a two-time MVC Defensive Player of the Week award winner.last_img read more

Mortgage decisions made simple, with Pascal at Advice First

first_imgThis month’s finance column breaks down mortgage decisions, from switching to cash-back offers, with Pascal Curran, Letterkenny-based financial advisor and founder of advicefirst.ie.Lately, there is a lot of chatter about switching your mortgage to a different lender and the apparent benefits of switching providers, as well as these alluring lump-sum cash-back offers that lenders can provide – we can be bombarded by seemingly amazing options. It’s hard not to get excited by potential savings (yay!) – but, it’s important to take a closer look get down to the simple facts; is there real value to you?Let’s break it down… Switching – “Should we switch?!”Long answer short. Yes, but only if you are paying more than you should.That is, if your interest rate is higher than what is available from other providers. This is why it’s key to get advice though from someone who is not tied to any one lender, before switching your mortgage. You need a simplified and unbiased approach to figuring this out based on your own situation. Offers can sound AMAZING on paper – but help getting a broader picture is invaluable. You need to know exactly what is being offered, the pros and the cons. Is there a possibility your current provider could offer a better rate?! It’s good to check in with them, too. “So, you’re saying we should switch?!”No! Not in all casesWhilst the interest rate is a good starting point to consider whether to switch or not it is not the only factor to consider. If you are on a Tracker rate with your current provider, for instance, you need to consider the implications of switching, the new provider will not give you a tracker rate. Caution is needed here, and here is where the advice comes back into play. You are not just another number, it’s important not to allow your circumstances to be generalised; you’ve got to look at your own life and consider things, like; Your ageHow long your mortgage has to runYour plans for the property in questionSo, “should we switch”, if the emphasis is simply to save money, then yes.*Example:This is an actual case Advice First looked at recently (names have been changed)Bill & Mary, have a mortgage balance of €175,000 with 23 years to run, current interest rate is 3.15%, they are paying €892 monthly, there is a rate 2.3% available to them, the repayment would be €817 monthly, a saving of €75 monthly. It could be argued this would represent a saving of €20,700 over the remaining 23 years. If you enjoy overpaying for everyday items, then, you should not switch providers. Remember your mortgage is an everyday item. That is, you think about it almost every day!So, could we switch?!Now this is where it gets interesting. Not everybody that should switch will be able too. The process of switching mortgage providers is almost the same as applying for new mortgage (see our previous Donegal Daily column for help preparing to get yourself mortgage ready!) whilst, the terms and conditions of a new application are not exactly the same as a switcher application a lot of the lending criteria is the same.So, things like:Your ageYour employment or self-employmentYour incomeYour credit historyThe value of your property versus the outstanding balance of your mortgageNote: If the property in question is not your principle private residence than switching providers may not be an option. The best way to really figure out the answers to these burning questions is, to talk to someone who can help you to clearly figure out your options based on your situation; Give us a call on 074 910 3938A burning question: Would you be bothered….?!The hassle of it all.A question for you. We like to use this example to illustrate a point around this topic; “If you had a hole in your pocket and you were losing, let’s say, €55.23 per month out of this hole. Would stop using the pocket or get it mended or continue to use it and continue to lose money? We think not….Will you contently continue to lose money with your mortgage repaymentsWe at Advice First, suggest that a little hassle is worth enduring, if, savings can be made and importantly, it was the right decision after taking advice. The big question: Why continue to pay more than you need to?!The time to take action is now!We are happy to help you through the process, to make it easier.What about the cost of switching?A few lenders, not all, are offering “Cash Back”. This will help cover the initial outlay of moving to a new provider. Again, advice is needed as not all Cash Back offers are the same and not all offer long term value for money. We have a detailed blog on our site about the Cash back offers where we really break it down. Our advice – is to get advice to help you to:Educate yourself on whether switching is an option for you or not.Look at the pros & cons of switching or not switching Empower yourself with information about aspects like Cash Back offers – knowledge is power. Each month Pascal will provide financial advice on the most frequently asked topics – here on Donegal Daily and is looking forward to further breaking down the barriers around financial advice in his renowned experienced and jargon-free way! If you would like to book a no obligations consultation with Pascal, click here or simply call  +353 74 910 39 38 to talk to us today.Follow us on Facebook & Instagram  Advice First Financial Services Ltd trading as Advice First Financial is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland. *example above is based on a mortgage of €175,000, term 23 years, rate variable 3.15%, switching to a 2-year fixed rate of 2.3%.Warning: If you do not keep up your repayments you may lose your homeWarning: You may have to pay charges if you pay off a fixed-rate loan early.Warning: The cost of your monthly repayments may increase.Warning: If you do not meet the repayments on your loan, your account will go into arrears. Mortgage decisions made simple, with Pascal at Advice First was last modified: April 30th, 2019 by Pascal CurranShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:advice firstfinancial adviceMortgagePascal Curranlast_img read more

Delivering in a pinch a specialty of Giants’ Pablo Sandoval

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — What is Bruce Bochy thinking, putting his not-so-secret weapon Pablo Sandoval in the starting lineup?“Usually I get the other question, as in, `How come he’s not playing?,’ ”  Bochy said Monday night before the Giants opened a four-game season against the Atlanta Braves at Oracle Park.Indeed, with Sandoval hitting pinch-hit home runs on consecutive days, batting .301 and with slugging (.656) and OPS (1.000) figures that would represent career highs if carried out over a full …last_img