Iberdrola makes big buy into Poland’s developing offshore wind market FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享ReNews.biz:Iberdrola is to enter the Polish offshore wind market with an agreement to acquire a 50% stake in developer Sea Wind, which has a seven-project pipeline in early stages of development of up to 7300MW.The Spanish energy company said the deal allows it to further enhance its strategy of geographical diversification in markets with favourable investment conditions, such as the A-credit-rated Poland.The move also allows the company to position itself in the initial stage of development of the country’s offshore wind market, with significant growth potential in the coming decades.Iberdrola said the transaction also promotes the creation of an offshore wind hub in the Baltic Sea which would act as the epicenter of offshore services and local content for the company’s projects in Germany, Poland and Sweden.Both companies previously worked together in the development of the Baltic Eagle project off the German coast.Iberdrola said the alliance with Sea Wind is in-line with its strategy to consolidate as the world’s largest renewable energy company and builds on previous transactions carried out in recent years in the offshore wind business.More: Iberdrola to enter Polish offshore wind market
Facebook1.9kTweet0Pin0Submitted by Olympia Tumwater FoundationMarking a major milestone in its nearly 70-year history, the Olympia Tumwater Foundation announced it has officially changed the name of its “Tumwater Falls Park” to “Brewery Park at Tumwater Falls.” The change is effective immediately, and will be incorporated across the foundation’s promotion and fundraising efforts in the coming months. The new name cohesively defines and distinguishes the historical significance of the park and reflects the foundation’s unique heritage.The name Brewery Park at Tumwater Falls is a nod to the contributions of the Olympia Brewing Company and founding Schmidt family, which donated the land to the foundation and financed its construction. “The name change was based on feedback from park visitors, our stakeholders and our board of directors,” said board president Lee Wojnar.Brewery Park at Tumwater Falls will also carry the iconic tagline “It’s the Water” which honors the past and commemorates the future of the park and surrounding historic district. “This is an opportune time for a name change, coinciding with the ‘craft brewing’ initiative by the City of Tumwater and the current refurbishment of the historic Old Brewhouse,” said John Freedman, the foundation’s executive director. “It is fitting that the new name honors the legacy of the Schmidt family, which has been so important to the wellbeing of this area.”The falls of the Deschutes River have been a popular destination since the mid-19th century and remains a peerless recreation area, combining spectacular scenery with historical significance, and attracting over 250,000 visitors a year. Contrary to general perception, Brewery Park at Tumwater Fall is not a state or city funded recreation area. Created as a community gift in 1962 to preserve and sustain the natural habitat and history of the Deschutes River canyon, the park is maintained and open free of charge by the non-profit Olympia Tumwater Foundation.The Olympia Tumwater Foundation (OTF) is a local charitable organization that traces its roots to the Schmidt family of Tumwater and the famous Olympia Brewing Company. It was created in 1950 by Peter G. Schmidt, Sr., long-time president of Olympia Brewing Company and oldest son of brewery founder Leopold Schmidt.The original mission of the Foundation was one of general philanthropy. Over the years OTF has supported a range of worthwhile activities, from regional medical research to preservation of Northwest history. Today OTF is best known for the pair of properties it owns and maintains for public use – Brewery Park at Tumwater Falls and the historic Schmidt House. It is also acclaimed as the largest provider of college scholarships to high school seniors in Thurston County.
Based upon the judge’s decree, the board conducted this additional hearing, with the board again advertising it, and granting the public the opportunity to offer comments. Asadi argued this meeting “should be deemed inconsequential” given his client provided legal advertising as did the board.“Nobody could argue these hearings were held in secret,” he maintained. The board conducted nine hearings, starting on Nov. 12, 2015, most of them quite lengthy, with testimony from professional witnesses representing both sides, lawyers’ arguments and public comments.“Regardless, we are here,” Asadi conceded, as the hearing proceeded.“I think we went out of our way to listen to every single professional,” said board chairman C. Lance Cunningham. “I was very interested in hearing both sides of the fence.”Attorney Alexis Gasiorowski, associate and daughter of lawyer Ron Gasiorowski, who has been representing Walsh, formally offered an objection. Alexis Gasiorowski maintained the judge’s order for what is called in the law a de novo review requires beginning the process again and rehearing the application, an argument board attorney Kerry Higgins rejected.For the public hearing, no one from the large collection in attendance chose to offer comment. And upon adjournment, the crowd offered a large round of applause. While the development application had met with some opposition, it also fostered considerable support. Many area residents and former patrons saw the Mad Hatter’s rebuilding as a symbol of Sea Bright’s continuing rebounding from the effects of Sandy. By John Burton |SEA BRIGHT – It was déjà vu all over again last week for both sides involved in the Mad Hatter project.The borough land use board last Thursday once again took up the matter of the Ocean Avenue restaurant rebuilding and expansion plan, as mandated by the state Superior Court. And as had been the case when the last board heard the plan, the project was approved by a significant majority. But it may not be the final word on the matter.Seven of the board members voted in favor of upholding its previous approval, with one member abstaining from this final vote.Prior to the vote at the hearing, Mayor Dina Long, who sits on the combined planning board and zoning board of adjustment, told what became a standing-room-only crowd of Mad Hatter supporters, “I spent the last 4 1⁄2 years planning and building a Sea Bright that was stormproof,” referencing the work that was required as the borough recovered from the devastation wrought by Super Storm Sandy, which included the storm-damaged Mad Hatter. Of the plan to reconstruct the restaurant/bar being proposed by owners Scott and Amy Kelly, Long said, “I see that as a benefit to their rebuilding.”This hearing was ordered on April 10 by Monmouth County Superior Court Assignment Judge Lisa P. Thornton, who remanded the matter back to the local board in response to an appeal of the board’s initial June 30, 2016 approval. The appeal was brought by a residential neighbor, Jennifer Walsh, who opposes the plan, charging it will create noise, traffic, parking and quality-of-life concerns for her and other area homeowners and overly impact on the municipality’s infrastructure. Thornton determined that the borough land use board acted improperly and violated the Open Public Meetings Act. Thornton found the board neglected to contact two separate borough-authorized publications to announce the list of scheduled board meetings for the year, as required under the state act covering public meetings.The Kellys, doing business as the Kelly Management Group, are looking to rebuild and expand their business, the Mad Hatter, 10 East Ocean Ave., a popular night spot that has operated for a number of years in the mixed commercial and residential zone, until the structure was severely damaged by Sandy in October 2012. The Kellys have since demolished the existing structure but were prevented from obtaining construction permits by Thornton’s order, according to Kevin Asadi, the Kellys’ attorney.Scott and Amy Kelly are planning to move forward with re-opening their Mad Hatter night spot, despite the possibility of further legal challenges by a neighbor. Photo by John BurtonThe Kellys are seeking to construct a completely new elevated three-story structure that would include a full-service restaurant; an outdoor kiosk for takeout food and retail items; and upper levels to be used for bars and outdoor decks. Scott Kelly said he plans on having live entertainment and a building-wide stereo system during business hours, which would go to 2 a.m. The project needed variances for the size of the structure and for a substantial parking shortfall, providing only seven spaces onsite, while existing regulations would require 134 spaces to accommodate what could be upward of 312 patrons. Board members cited the Kellys’ willingness to address concerns and amend the plan as part of their rationale for approving the application.“I think they were back and forth for a long time to make it work,” said board member Jon Schwartz, referring to Mad Hatter’s owners.As for the project’s future, “We’re ready to roll,” said Amy Kelly, at the hearing’s conclusion. They plan on obtaining the needed permits as soon as possible to commence work. “We’ll be moving forward,” Scott Kelly added, noting construction is expected to take approximately 20 weeks. Ron Gasiorowski had said previously the board approval will again be challenged in Thornton’s court and the Kellys proceed with building at their own peril.Walsh, who ran unsuccessfully as a Republican candidate for borough council last year, is also appealing the board’s approval for another project in the vicinity of her home – allowing a property owner to construct a multi-family residence where a single-family home had been.This article was first published in the May 25-June 1, 2017 print edition of The Two River Times.
MATHIS MILE IS IDEAL FOR BLACKJACKCATWALL CALENDAR AND MORE ON OPENING DAYCHEEKABOO NEEDS PACE IN AMERICAN OAKSGARY STEVENS SAYS HE IS NOT RETIRINGNEW YORK-BRED SHARP FOR GRADE I MALIBU GARY STEVENS: ‘I HAVE NOT RETIRED’Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens, who undergoes surgery for replacement of his left hip Wednesday at St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica, made the rounds at Clockers’ Corner Tuesday, lending a watchful eye on seven-pound apprentice rider Ruben Fuentes as he worked a horse for Ron McAnally.Fuentes, who has been riding at Turf Paradise, is represented by Mike Ciani, who also handles business for Stevens.Stevens took it upon himself to squelch a “vicious rumor that I’m going to retire,” stating unequivocally, “I have not retired.”Ciani is encouraged with what Fuentes has shown so far. “I like what I see,” he said.“He’s won 20 races and he’ll be riding here this meet. He tacks 110 pounds and he’s ridden in New Mexico and at Turf Paradise.” FINISH LINES: Mind Your Biscuits, a consistent New York-bred son of Posse trained by Robert Falcone Jr., worked four furlongs Sunday for the Grade I Malibu Stakes opening day in a bullet 47.20, fastest of 62 drills at the distance, the average time of which was 49.15. Also possible for the Malibu are Awesome Banner, Drefong, Mor Spirit, Semper Fortis, Sharp Azteca and Ten Blessings . . . Gary Stute-trained Chao Chum, who upset Enola Gray in the Betty Grable at Del Mar, worked five furlongs Tuesday in 59.40 for the Grade I La Brea Stakes opening day. Enola Gray, also ticketed for the La Brea, worked five furlongs Monday for Phil D’Amato in a minute flat. Also scheduled for the seven furlong La Brea for three-year-old fillies are Coniah, Constellation, Finley’sluckycharm, Lightstream, Lunar Express and Perfect Pic . . . Probable for the Grade III San Simeon on opening day: Acceptance, Bettys Bambino, Drummer, Eddie Haskell, Eric the Trojan, Hobbits Hero, Holy Lute, Iron Rob, Ohio, Richards Boy, Solid Wager, Syntax and Tough Sunday . . . After recovering from a minor tendon issue on his right hand at Del Mar and then taking off for the recent Los Alamitos meet, Rafael Bejarano is back working horses and will ride at Santa Anita opening day. Represented by agent Tora Yamaguchi, Bejarano has 32 riding titles, 27 in California and 15 at Santa Anita . . . Breeders’ Cup Sprint runner-up on the track Masochistic, prepping for the Grade III Midnight Lute Stakes on Dec. 31, worked six furlongs Monday in a bullet 1:13.20. “He was a little bit keen the first part of the work because we’ve had such a light week of training with the rain (Friday) and the closure of the track (last Wednesday),” trainer Ron Ellis said. “But he worked well; he didn’t get tired and we’re hoping to run in the Midnight Lute.” . . . Jonathon Kinchen, 2015 National Handicapping Tour champion, will be Tom Quigley‘s guest Monday, 10:50 a.m. in the East Paddock Gardens. OAKS DISTANCE A QUESTION MARK, FOR PETE’S SAKECheekaboo, a stone closer, should fancy going a mile and a quarter on turf for the first time in the Grade I, $300,000 American Oaks on Saturday, Dec. 31, but Peter Eurton says there’s more to it than meets the eye.“She’ll still need speed in there,” the trainer said. “She has to have a pace . . . she needs speed and then the parting of the Red Sea.”Cheekaboo, a three-year-old California-bred daughter of Unusual Heat, won the Grade II Honeymoon at Santa Anita last June going a mile and an eighth on grass, coming from 10 lengths off the lead midway through the race to get up by a head at 23-1.Cheekaboo worked six furlongs on the main track Tuesday in 1:13 flat.Probable for the American Oaks: Barleysugar, Cheekaboo, Do the Dance, Dynamic Mizzes K, How Unusual, Mokat, Mrs. Norris, Queen Blossom and Sassy Little Lila.Mokat worked six furlongs on the training track in a bullet 1:14.40 for Richard Baltas. BLACKJACKCAT CUTS BACK FOR MATHIS BROS. MILEBlackjackcat has won sprinting and routing on turf, but will try a mile on grass for the first time when he runs in the Grade II Mathis Brothers Mile for three-year-olds on opening day.“He’s shortening up but I think it will be beneficial,” said Mark Glatt, who trains the three-year-old Tale of the Cat gelding for owners/breeders Al and Sandee Kirkwood.“That will probably be his best distance when the dust settles; we’ll see what happens.”Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith rides Blackjackcat for the sixth time in eight career races in the Mathis Brothers Mile. Blackjackcat worked four furlongs Tuesday in 49.80.Probable for the Mathis Brothers Mile: Blackjackcat, Mike Smith; Blackout, rider TBA; Champagne Charley, rider TBA; Conquest Enforcer, Flavien Prat; Curlin Rules, rider TBA; Frank Conversation, Mario Gutierrez; Isotherm, Kent Desormeaux; Mittersill, rider TBA; Moonlight Drive, Rafael Bejarano; Path of David, rider TBA; and Tusk, Drayden Van Dyke. SANTA ANITA OFFERS POPULAR WALL CALENDAR AND MUCH MORE OPENING DAY In addition to four graded stakes, Santa Anita will treat fans to its popular 2017 wall calendar and much more with the beginning of its traditional Winter Meet next Monday, Dec. 26.A fan favorite for decades, the Santa Anita 2017 wall calendar will be given free of charge to all attendees with paid admission.The 2017 calendar is not only bucolic and picturesque, but contains information on Thoroughbreds so profound even a hard-core race tracker can learn something new.Themed “Anatomy of a Champion,” the calendar contains a veterinarian’s glossary in layman’s terms.In short, it’s a keeper!First post time Monday is 12 noon; admission gates open at 10 a.m.Here’s a schedule of opening day events:–Grade I, $300,000 Malibu Stakes for 3-year-olds at seven furlongs. –Grade I, $300,000 La Brea Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at seven furlongs –Grade II, $200,000 Mathis Brothers Mile (turf) for 3-year-olds –Grade III, $100,000 San Simeon Stakes for 3-year-olds and up, at 6 ½ furlongs down hillside turf –Free 2017 Santa Anita Wall Calendar –Free Mathis Brothers plush Thoroughbred toy to first 5,000 kids 12 and under –A Mathis Brothers Gift Certificate, free with paid admission –Craft Beer and Cider Festival on Grandstand Apron (packages available at santaanita.com/events) –Guest Chef Series in the Chandelier Room featuring a catered menu from one of LA’s hottest restaurants, delicious whiskey tastings, live music and more, visit santaanita.com/events for details –“Passion for Fashion” contest (free to enter) on the trackside apron where the Grand Prize winner will take home a $2,500 Gift Certificate to Mathis Brothers Furniture and nine runners-up will receive a $250 Gift Certificate. –Infield Family Fun Zone featuring pony rides and much more, visit santaanita.com/events –Bud Light Lounge, all you can eat buffet, first beer included, racing program and more, visit santaanita.com/events Entries for opening day races will be taken tomorrow. For more racing and event information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.
While we wait for responses, all we hear are echoes of our own intelligent signals into space.Astronomers and biologists who yearn to find company in the universe met yesterday in Puerto Rico for a conference, Space.com reports. Titled “The Intelligence of SETI: Cognition and Communication in Extraterrestrial Intelligence,” its purpose was “to discuss the many forms alien intelligence could take.”All the communication, though, seems one-way: outward. “Can We Talk to E.T.?” Mike Wall headlines. If we must. They are not talking to us, so far. Much of the discussion seems about our strategy for reaching out.“Philosophical questions aside, from a pragmatic perspective, if we are to send a message, we must design it in a way that it can be understood and used by the broadest range of forms that intelligent life could take,” University of Washington biologists Dominic Sivitilli and David Gire said in a statement. “We can make substantial progress toward this goal by understanding the diversity of forms that intelligent life has taken on this planet.“They didn’t word it with the dreaded phrase “intelligent design,” but those two words were used, and were key to the point, even if separated by other words. How is our own intelligence to be explained? One remarked that “‘exaggerated’ intelligence, as in humans, may be a rare accident of chance, as rare as a peacock’s tail.” Stuff happens. Maybe that’s why Space.com’s opening graphic shows constellations: the peacock, an octopus, and the profile of Charles Darwin, author of the Stuff Happens Law.Fermi Paradox AgainA visionary physicist has a new way of finding the aliens. You could do this at home, with a backyard telescope, Science Daily says: just look for cosmic beacons they are sending. They must be out there, because we are just now getting good enough at photonics to send super-bright, reinforced-energy beacons of our location, and we’re not more intelligent than the aliens, are we? He suggests the possibility of SEDI, the Search for Directed Intelligence.On second thought, Philip Lubin (UC Santa Barbara) realizes there are implications of his technological theory.Lubin added. “Could we see each other? Can we behave as a lighthouse, or a beacon, and project our presence to some other civilization somewhere else in the universe? The profound consequences are, of course, ‘Where are they?’ Perhaps they are shy like us and do not want to be seen, or they don’t transmit in a way we can detect, or perhaps ‘they’ do not exist.”It’s hard to believe the aliens are all shy. Humans sure are not, broadcasting messages into space with reckless abandon. Which brings us back to the old Fermi Paradox: if they are out there, and if they are so much more advanced than us, where are they? They should have made their presence known long ago.Isn’t it ironic how the believers in SETI hate intelligent design, but find it very useful? They use intelligence to project messages, and they would certainly infer intelligent causes if they detected complex specified information from space. They know it’s possible to distinguish natural causes from intelligent causes, even when you can’t identify the designer. That’s the core principle of intelligent design.The possibility that Earth is unique in the universe as an abode for intelligent physical beings should not be dismissed too quickly, even with quintillions of stars out there. For one, it fits the empirical evidence from SETI (i.e., complete silence). For another, humans are not obscure, being about halfway in size between subatomic particles and galaxies.* Finally, we have the Creator’s word that he formed Earth to be inhabited (Isaiah 45:18-20). Nowhere did He say that He created other physical beings with souls outside of the Earth. And Earth was so special in His plan, He sent His Son to redeem the rebels that turned from Him.That should not imply, however, that the rest of the universe is wasted space. Nothing is wasted if He creates things for His own pleasure (Revelation 4:11). We don’t know the abode of the angels, who are extremely numerous according to the Bible, with ranks and hierarchies of power. And God’s future plans for the universe, and humans within it, are only vaguely revealed. Furthermore, heaven may not be limited to the dimensions we can currently sense.*Consider these four arguments for the unique existence of humans in a vast universe. (I, your humble commentator David Coppedge, have not found these discussed by others, so I’m going to claim priority unless shown otherwise. I’ve taught these ideas at star parties for several years.)Why are humans so small in a vast universe?We appear small by necessity. Given the laws of physics that make atoms and stars possible, human beings must be smaller than rocky planets of a limited size with sufficient gravity to hold them to the planet’s surface. They must also orbit a star with the right mass and type to permit a suitable environment on that planet. If God had made us larger than planets and stars, we could not exist, because our mutual self-gravity would destroy us. We would become black holes, not people. We would be incapable of communicating as God intended.If God had made us larger than planets and stars, He could easily have extended His creation by the same amount, leaving us with the same conundrum, “Why are we so small in such a vast universe?” His purpose was to declare His glory, including His omnipotence (Psalm 19:1).In the spectrum of size—from subatomic particles to galaxy clusters—there is only a narrow range suitable for the existence of complex, communicating life. At the extremes, diversity decreases, but in the middle, the capacity for individuality skyrockets. Consider: stars and galaxies fall into a limited number of categories; for the most part, they are much the same, and certainly incapable of constituting intelligent beings able to communicate. Planets, being smaller, are very diverse, but they are prisoners of gravity and the vacuum of space (SETI doesn’t plan on communicating with stars or planets, but with beings roughly our size on a planet somewhere). At the other end of the size spectrum, subatomic particles and atoms can be classified on a single sheet of paper. Diversity starts climbing with molecules, but they are too prone to atomic and electrical forces to have free will. Cells are extremely diverse, and they communicate profusely, yet only over limited areas, and without sentience as far as we know. It is only at the size range we inhabit (plants and animals) where true sentient communication between intelligent beings possessing free will is physically possible. And as humans, if Philip Rubin is right, we could theoretically project signals of our presence across the whole universe.Let me know what you think. Does this make sense? Are these arguments original? (Probably not, but I’d like to know.) (Visited 42 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Corey Kluber throws against the Seattle Mariners during the first inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)SEATTLE — At this point, there is not much Corey Kluber can do to strengthen his case for the American League Cy Young Award. Another win, another quality start, another 10 strikeouts has become what is expected from Cleveland’s ace.“He’s the Cy Young. I think he’s clearly the Cy Young,” Indians teammate Jason Kipnis said. “That doesn’t take away anything from Chris Sale. I think he’s clearly the No. 2 and would be the Cy Young in any other year Corey Kluber is not pitching like this. What he’s done has just been efficient as you can be.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Brian Shaw pitched a clean eighth, and Cody Allen worked the ninth for his 29th save. Allen allowed a game-ending home run to Nelson Cruz in Friday’s loss but struck out two of three batters in the ninth on Sunday.“We knew (Allen) was fine or he wouldn’t be pitching,” Indians manager Terry Francona said.STARTING OFFLeake was lifted after 6 2/3 innings, the third time in five starts since being acquired by Seattle that he pitched into the seventh. The right-hander pitched into the seventh just twice in his final 10 starts with St. Louis.The three earned runs were the most allowed by Leake since his addition to the Mariners rotation.POSTSEASON DROUGHTSeattle has the longest postseason drought in baseball at 16 years and counting. The Mariners were in the middle of the wild card race until the past 10 days, when they were swept by the Astros in Houston and swept at home by Texas. Seattle has dropped eight of nine.“It says a lot for our guys to keep it up like that for as long as we did,” Servais said. “I think when you battle so long like that … you kind of run out of gas. You can only go so far.”TRAINER’S ROOMIndians: 1B Carlos Santana was out of the lineup a day after having his right arm bent awkwardly in a collision at first base with Seattle’s Jean Segura running down the line. … RF Jay Bruce was back in the lineup after leaving Saturday’s game early with left heel soreness. BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Trump criticisms spark more protests at NFL games Kluber threw seven strong innings to become the first 18-game winner in the AL, Jose Ramirez’s 29th home run snapped a 2-all tie, and the Indians beat the Seattle Mariners 4-2 on Sunday.Kluber (18-4) made only one mistake in winning his sixth straight start, striking out 10 and allowing six hits. It was his 15th start this season with at least 10 strikeouts. And Kluber didn’t feel at his best after getting extra rest before this turn in the rotation.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Just didn’t quite feel as crisp as when you get to go every fifth day, but it’s about making adjustments,” Kluber said.Ben Gamel had a two-run homer with two outs in the fifth inning to pull Seattle even and snap a string of 26 2/3 scoreless innings by Kluber. Both of the runs were unearned after an error by Giovanny Urshela. But it was the only offense the Mariners could produce against Cleveland’s ace. 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Servais said it would probably be a few days before Segura will be back in the lineup.UP NEXTIndians: Cleveland has Monday off before opening a three-game series at home against Minnesota. Josh Tomlin (9-9) will start the opener.Mariners: Seattle goes on the road for its final six games, beginning with three against Oakland. Felix Hernandez (5-5) will start the opener against the A’s. Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad Read Next LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary The Indians won for the 29th time in 31 games, won their ninth straight series and have not lost consecutive games since Aug. 22-23.The loss eliminated the Mariners from contention for the second AL wild card. Seattle is seven games behind Minnesota with six games left. The Mariners have not made the postseason since 2001.“We faced some really good pitching the last couple weeks,” Seattle manager Scott Servais said. “I’m proud of our guys and the way they fought all year. It’s disappointing with the expectations we had on ourselves and this ballclub.”Ramirez put Cleveland in front leading off the sixth with a solo shot off Seattle starter Mike Leake (3-1) and put Kluber in line for the victory.Cleveland also got RBI doubles from Edwin Encarnacion and Jason Kipnis in the fourth. Encarnacion later doubled in the eighth off reliever Shea Simmons and scored on a sacrifice fly from Kipnis.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
From Craig Cathcart to André Gomes: 10 underrated Premier League players The 25-year-old had some useful experiences to draw on when it came to adjusting to the task of facing Premier League strikers, with memories of the days when Luis Suárez tormented him in training at Liverpool still fresh in the mind. “He used to twist me inside out,” says Coady, who made two first-team appearances for Liverpool. “He’s a sensational footballer and it was never the happiest times coming in from training because he showed me up a few times. But I’ve had a lot of years between then and now to improve as a footballer.”The fact Gareth Southgate has spoken so positively about Coady, who captained England Under-20s at a time when Harry Kane and John Stones were in the team, has led many to believe a senior call-up may not be too far away.“I love watching England and what they are doing,” Coady says. “But I can promise you I’ve not thought about anything that high. If it does come, it would mean I’m doing OK at Wolves, so it’s important I keep improving and listening to the manager here.” Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on Messenger Conor Coady made two appearances for Liverpool but left in 2014 after failing to get into their midfield. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images Topics Twitter Reuse this content Pinterest Share via Email Share on WhatsApp Wolverhampton Wanderers Nuno recognised the need to take away some of that tension and inject a shot of self-belief into his Championship winners. “The manager spoke to us and said: ‘What are you like? Relax, they’re not superheroes. It’s nothing like that. It’s 11 men against 11 men and we go and play how we play. And if we play well, we will win. It’s as simple as that.’ Since then, nothing has changed. There’s not been one game where we’re thinking: ‘We’re not going to win today.’ We always believe.”The fact Wolves have gone on to take points off Manchester City, Manchester United and Arsenal is evidence that any sort of inferiority complex has long disappeared, and judging by the loud cheers coming from another part of the training ground while Coady is talking, the mood among the players is about as relaxed as it could be. “That’ll be head tennis,” Coady says, smiling.It makes a change from cricket, which is played regularly in the gymnasium and has done wonders for team spirit but not a lot for the state of the ceiling. “The holes are bad, aren’t they,” says Coady, sounding like a naughty schoolboy. “Big John Ruddy has a hard hit – he smashes it. The staff went mad when it first happened. But there are loads of holes now.” Read more Read more Share on Facebook A few days after Wolves drew with Everton, on the opening weekend of the season, Nuno Espírito Santo called his players together for a meeting. That game was the first time Wolves had played in the Premier League for six years and, in the eyes of the manager, it showed in the mentality of his players.“You could see as a team we were nervous,” Conor Coady, the Wolves captain, says. “Don’t get me wrong, you always get butterflies before a game, but it was a little bit more than that and you could see it because it was our first game in the Premier League. Everybody was thinking about it, everybody was over-thinking their jobs and focusing on what they needed to do. You could see a little bit of anxiety.” Facebook interviews Share on Pinterest Wolves’ Rúben Neves and Diogo Jota: ‘Porto has wine, food but here it’s fine’ The Observer Asked who explains the rules of cricket to Wolves’ sizeable Portuguese contingent, Coady gives an answer that makes sense on one level but would probably go down badly with Geoffrey Boycott. “It’s not hard, is it? You throw a ball and someone whacks it!” Coady says, laughing. Rúben Neves, by all accounts, is the rising star among his countrymen. “He’s good at everything,” Coady adds. “Particularly head tennis. Him and [João] Moutinho are at a different level to anyone else.”While Neves and Moutinho are at the vanguard of the new hugely ambitious Wolves, Coady is part of the Old Gold and one of the few survivors from the pre-Nuno era. Signed three years ago from Huddersfield, who are Wolves’ opponents at Molineux on Sunday, Coady arrived as a midfielder and even filled in as a right-back before Nuno made the inspired decision to convert the Liverpudlian into the central figure in a three-man defence. Coady, who had never played in that position before, has been a revelation ever since.“When [Nuno] came in, he didn’t have a conversation with me about [changing position] – he just put me there,” Coady says. “It was in the first session and I thought to myself: ‘OK, I’ll try to get better and listen and learn.’ But it didn’t really matter to me where I played. When I saw a manager of his calibre coming in – what he had done at Porto and at Valencia – I wanted to be part of it.”
zoomIllustration. Image Courtesy: Pexels under CC0 Creative Commons license Tanker owner and operator Teekay Tankers has completed and closed the previously-announced sale-leaseback transaction for six Aframax tankers.The vessels in question are the Whistler Spirit, Blackcomb Spirit, Emerald Spirit, Garibaldi Spirit, Tarbet Spirit and Peak Spirit.As a result, the company has increased its liquidity position by some USD 60 million after the repayment of outstanding debt related to these units.Teekay Tankers informed that the financing was part of its financing initiatives revealed on August 2, 2018.As part of the transaction, the company will bareboat charter-in these vessels for 9 to 10 years. In addition, the company has purchase options for each vessel beginning after two years and a purchase obligation for each vessel upon the expiration of each agreement.“We are pleased to have successfully executed on this significant financing initiative with the completion of this sale-leaseback transaction. We increased our net liquidity position by an additional USD 60 million, extended our debt maturity profile and continue to work on other liquidity initiatives,” Kevin Mackay, Teekay Tankers’ President and CEO, said.