WILMINGTON, MA — Below are a few recent Wilmington Little League game summaries:AAA: Astros survive Royals’ comeback, 7-6, on May 14, 2018 at Boutwell FieldThe Astros played their second straight one-run game, barely matching the Royals’ late comeback with their own in their half of the sixth inning. Everyone reached base at least once, starting with Joe Cavanaugh, Ronnan Scafiddi, and John Roofe who each singled in the second inning leading to their first run. The big hits came in the third as Luke Kitanov blasted a home run and Joe Gronemeyer ripped a double. Evan Cummings lined out on a screaming rope in the first but singled in the fourth and Ethan Afthim had another clutch single batting in Cummings. Roofe singled and scored in the fifth and Jake Cronin singled in the sixth, eventually scoring the game winner. Joe Fennelly, Tim Watson, Kevin Pruslin, Will Poyant, and Kyle McDonald reached base as well and added to the run total. Poyant was dominant again on the mound striking out seven in three innings. Kitanov pitched three strong innings himself and made several great plays in the field while on the mound.. Watson snared a sharp liner in the first setting the tone for a strong defense. Gronemeyer was flawless at first base and Fennelly made several great plays behind the plate. Poyant and McDonald turned in some good plays as well. The Pirates were outstanding in the field, snaring no fewer than four sharp liners. Mikey Ware made several great line drive catches and pitched three innings. Jackson Hegarty pitched the next two and Jack Martinson made his pitching debut in the sixth. Logan Zimmer, Hegarty, and Martinson did a great job behind the plate. Will Biscan lined a double to knock in two runs and also caught a line drive at short. He made a heads-up play tagging out the lead baserunner late in the game. It was a fun, exciting game for all and the fans got more than their money’s worth in the stands!Single A: Braves vs. Astros, May 17, 2018The Astros hosted the Braves in a long awaited rematch . The Braves came out swinging and the Astros were held in check by a fine defensive play at third base by Lex Limoli to keep the run totals down . The Astros rallied in the second with big hits by Joe Mytch, Jackson Cipolle and CJ Morad. Strong catching performance by Dylan Costantiello helped keep the pitchers in check . Pitcher Masen Voner made closed the game out for the Astros . Game Balls were awarded to Joe Mytch for his big hit and Dylan Costantiello for his fine catching performance.Rookie League: Astros vs. Giants, May 19, 2018The Astros hosted the Giants in a battle of unbeatens. The evenly matched teams played to a tie. For the Astros, Anthony Aborn and Noah Drane stood out both in the field and at the plate while for the Giants Evan Jageler and Grady Considine made highlight reel catches in the field (including an incredible diving effort by Evan)! (NOTE: Summaries provided by the Wilmington Little League.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington Little League’s Latest Game SummariesIn “Sports”Wilmington Little League’s Latest Game SummariesIn “Sports”Wilmington Little League’s Latest Game SummariesIn “Sports”
© 2017 Phys.org One of the types of pollutants emitted by cars and trucks is nitrogen oxides (NOx), in particular NO2 and nitric oxide (NO). These pollutants have been in the news in Europe over the past couple of decades because many truck and car owners have chosen to switch to vehicles powered by diesel fuel, which costs less than gasoline—but such vehicles also emit more NOx. To combat air pollution, officials in Europe and the U.K have enacted emissions standards that have resulted in less NOx emitted into the atmosphere. But most such emissions have applied only to NO2, which has muddied the standards. Making things ever murkier—such standards have been based on the percentage of NO2 in total NOx emissions. This is because not only do vehicles emit NO2 directly, but NO turns into NO2 over time once released into the air. Now, it appears that the percentages that officials have been using to set their standards has been wrong.To get an accurate measurement of the true percentage of NO2 in the NOx being emitted by vehicles, the researchers analyzed data from roadside monitors across Europe. In looking at the data, they found that NO2 percentages had risen, as expected, during the period 1995 to 2010 (as people converted to diesel) but then as emissions regulations came into effect, the percentage of NO2 leveled off and has remained at those levels ever since. These levels, the researchers note, are roughly half of what is described by air quality policy, which suggests Europe may reach mandated levels sooner than thought. Gentner and Fulizi Xiong suggest the group’s finding could have also implications for developing nations as well because consumers there tend to buy used diesel vehicles from Europe. 5,000 ‘Dieselgate’ deaths in Europe per year: study Credit: CC0 Public Domain This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. (Phys.org)—A team of researchers at the University of York in the U.K. has found that the proportion of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) in nitrogen oxides in European traffic emissions is smaller than has been thought. In their paper published in the journal Nature Geoscience, the group describes analyzing data from roadside monitors over the course of many years and what they found by doing so. Drew Gentner and Fulizi Xiong with Yale University offer a News and Views perspective on the work done by the team in the same journal issue and suggest that the team’s findings could have implications for air pollution standards organizations in many more places than just Europe. Journal information: Nature Geoscience More information: Stuart K. Grange et al. Lower vehicular primary emissions of NO2 in Europe than assumed in policy projections, Nature Geoscience (2017). DOI: 10.1038/s41561-017-0009-0AbstractMany European countries do not meet legal air quality standards for ambient nitrogen dioxide (NO2) near roads; a problem that has been forecasted to persist to 2030. Although European air quality standards regulate NO2 concentrations, emissions standards for new vehicles instead set limits for NOx —the combination of nitric oxide (NO) and NO2. From around 1990 onwards, the total emissions of NOx declined significantly in Europe, but roadside concentrations of NO2—a regulated species—declined much less than expected. This discrepancy has been attributed largely to the increasing usage of diesel vehicles in Europe and more directly emitted tailpipe NO2. Here we apply a data-filtering technique to 130 million hourly measurements of NOx , NO2 and ozone (O3) from roadside monitoring stations across 61 urban areas in Europe over the period 1990–2015 to estimate the continent-wide trends of directly emitted NO2. We find that the ratio of NO2 to NOx emissions increased from 1995 to around 2010 but has since stabilized at a level that is substantially lower than is assumed in some key emissions inventories. The proportion of NO x now being emitted directly from road transport as NO2 is up to a factor of two smaller than the estimates used in policy projections. We therefore conclude that there may be a faster attainment of roadside NO2 air quality standards across Europe than is currently expected. Citation: Study of European historical data suggests proportion of NO2 in NOx emissions smaller than thought (2017, November 28) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2017-11-european-historical-proportion-no2-nox.html Explore further
Kolkata: Former judge Ashim Kumar Roy, who was the Chairman of the West Bengal Clinical Establishment Regulatory Commission, will be the next Lokayukta of the state. The decision was taken unanimously during a meeting in the Assembly on Friday.Speaker of the Legislative Assembly Biman Bandyopadhyay, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Leader of the Opposition Abdul Mannan and the Parliamentary Affairs minister Partha Chatterjee were present in the meeting. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeRoy, a retired Calcutta High Court judge, will be the second Lokayukta in the state after Samaresh Banerjee, who had served in the same post between 2006 and 2009. The post remained vacant since then. The West Bengal Lokayukta (Amendment) Bill 2018 was passed in the state Assembly in July this year, allowing the Lokayukta to investigate matters relating to the Chief Minister on the remaining 58 subjects under the state list, with the approval of two-third majority of the members in the state Assembly. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedMamata Banerjee had earlier explained in the Assembly that the Chief Minister is not at all out of the purview of the Lokayukta, apart from the matters “relating to public order”. Meanwhile, former judge Soumitra Pal, who was a member of the West Bengal Information Commission, will be appointed as the new chairman of the West Bengal Clinical Establishment Regulatory Commission. Raj Kanojia has become a new member of the Information Commission. Naparajit Mukherjee was given an extension as a member of the West Bengal Human Rights Commission. Mukherjee was the former Director General of Police. Incidentally, it may be mentioned that Justice Girish Chandra Gupta is the chairman of the West Bengal Human Rights Commission. The state Assembly was adjourned on Friday, after obituary references were made to some distinguished personalities from various fields, including politicians like the former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee. The Speaker also read out the obituary references of Pankaj Banerjee, Ranjit Kundu, Ram Kumar Mondal, Dinesh Joardar, Anil Basu, Ajay Chakraborty, Ajit Wadekar, Gopal Basu, Biswanath Dutta and Annapurna Devi.
Aspirin can prevent the tuberculosis (TB) bacterium from hijacking immune cells and allow the body to control infection better, say researchers who found that the common pain killer could treat the top infectious killer worldwide that claims around 4,400 lives a day. Researchers from the Centenary Institute in Sydney found that the TB bacterium hijacks platelets from the body’s blood clotting system to weaken immune systems. “Our study provides more crucial evidence that widely available aspirin could be used to treat patients with severe TB infection and save lives,” said lead author Elinor Hortle, research officer at Centenary. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfUsing the zebrafish model of TB, the team used fluorescent microscopy to observe the build-up of clots and activation of platelets around sites of infection. They found that the platelets were being tricked by the infection into getting in the way of the body’s immune system. Treating the infections with anti-platelet drugs, including the widely available aspirin could prevent hijacking and allow the body to control infection better, according to the paper published in The Journal of Infectious Diseases. “This is the first time that platelets have been found to worsen TB in an animal model. It opens up the possibility that anti-platelet drugs could be used to help the immune system fight off drug resistant TB,” Hortle said. According to the World Health Organization, TB is one of the top 10 causes of death worldwide. In 2017, 10 million people fell ill with TB, and 1.6 million died from the disease.
An accident on the A50 caused delays in Stoke-on-Trent this afternoon. One lane was closed and traffic was queuing due to the accident on the A50 Eastbound between A500 D Road ( Sideway Roundabout) and A5007 Victoria Place, Fenton (Heron Cross / Fenton). This accident also affected traffic heading away from Stoke towards Longton but has now cleared. Traffic was also queueing on the Southbound A500 as a result – with delays on the D Road Southbound between A527 Porthill Road / Longbridge Hayes Road / Longbridge Hayes Road (Porthill Bank) and A50 ( Sideway Roundabout). Travel time was around 20 minutes on the A500 due to the delays on the Eastbound A50 due to an accident just after Sideway. Eyewitnesses reported a number of vehicles are involved in the A50 accident but we have not got this confirmed at this stage. Staffordshire Police confirmed they were at the scene of the accident. A police spokesman said: “We are currently in attendance on the A50 at Heron Cross , eastbound direction, dealing with a Road Traffic Collision. “Please be aware of traffic congestion locally.” The location of the lane closure The accident is reported to have taken place shortly before 4.30pm and lanes reopened at around 5.45pm. We’ll bring you live updates on the feed below.18:13Traffic now returning to normalTraffic is now returning to normal on the A50 and A50017:36Reports lane has reopenedWe’re now getting reports the lane has reopened but long delays remain on surrounding routes.17:17Police at the scene of A50 accidentA Staffordshire Police spokesman said:We are currently in attendance on the A50 at Heron Cross , eastbound direction, dealing with a Road Traffic Collision. Please be aware of traffic congestion locally.” 17:02Location of closureThe location of the lane closure
Travelweek Group LAX has just given us smart bathrooms and we should all be grateful Tweet LOS ANGELES — Starting today, passengers at LAX will be doing their business in far more intelligent quarters.Los Angeles International Airport has partnered with tech companies Infax and Tooshlights to transform a bathroom in Terminal 4 into a ‘smart restroom’. Available to American Airlines, American Eagle and Qantas fliers, the updated lavatory combines cutting edge technology to make it a little less gross and a lot more efficient.As part of the pilot program, 20 restroom stalls will feature a lights system similar to those found in parking garages; each unit consists of a smart latch and indicator light that turns green when it’s available, and red when it’s occupied. There are also blue indicator lights for ambulatory stalls.Credit: ToshlightsYou know what this means – no more having to duck your head under stalls to check for feet, a major plus in our book!In addition, Travel+Leisure reports that a digital tracking system keeps count of the number of people who go in and out of the restroom, as well as the amount of time in between cleanings. After a set number of uses, janitors are then notified to clean the facility.More news: Can you guess the top Instagrammed wedding locations in the world?“We’re incredibly excited to try out this new technology, which should help improve our guest experience and allow us to better monitor and service our restrooms,” said Barbara Yamamoto, Chief Experience Officer at Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA). “The desire for clean and available restrooms is consistently in the top ranks of what guests want at an airport, and this will help us provide a higher level of service to the travelling public and allow us to better meet our strategic goal of delivering facilities and guest experiences that are exceptional.”If the pilot program is successful (and we don’t see why it wouldn’t be because, yay for clean bathrooms!), LAX hopes to expand the program throughout Terminal 4. << Previous PostNext Post >> Posted by Wednesday, April 4, 2018 Tags: Airports, California
Posted by Tags: Air Canada, Hopper, WestJet Friday, June 8, 2018 Travelweek Group Share Hopper confirms end of controversial ‘Secret Fares’ program MONTREAL — Hopper’s Secret Fares stirred up intense backlash from the travel agent community. Now Hopper has announced that it has ceased offering Secret Fares in its app, effective immediately.The Montreal-based app developer announced in May that both Air Canada and WestJet were among the airlines ready to start using its airfare prediction app to unload some of their seats via ‘secret fares’ at discounts of up to 35%.But just one day later, both airlines released statements to dispute the claim that they were offering these fares, seen by many as a slight to travel agents. Air Canada confirmed that it would no longer provide tactical fares to Hopper, while WestJet said it was “severing ties” with the company “due to the confusion this has created in the marketplace”.Hopper has now come forward to clarify that Secret Fares was a “Hopper-specific marketing strategy and not a unique class of airfare”. It went on to say that airlines offer distinct fares to specific types of agencies, “in our case online travel agencies”, and that they are marketed under a range of different brand names.More news: Transat calls Groupe Mach’s latest offer “highly abusive, coercive and misleading”Travellers will still be able to purchase published fares through the Hopper app.“At Hopper, we truly value our airline partners and sincerely apologize for any confusion caused by the way the Secret Fares initiative was marketed,” said Hopper CEO, Frederic Lalonde. “In order to eliminate any further confusion around the program, we have removed all Secret Fares from the app and will not restart the initiative at any time in the future.” << Previous PostNext Post >>
Share Tuesday, July 3, 2018 Posted by Alex Keerma Tags: Openings & Renovations, RIU Hotels & Resorts Next to the children’s pool there is also a RiuLand club and a playground, and a new gym and the Riu Fit zone. These new amenities and the new free WiFi service now available throughout the hotel complement the entertainment offer of the animation team and of the ‘Pacha’ discotheque, also renovated, says RIU.Riu Tequila’s overhaul is just the latest resort news from RIU Hotels & Resorts. This year RIU expects to open the Riu Palace Baja California (December 2018) and has also renovated one of its classic hotels, Riu Sante Fe. RIU is also updating Riu Palace Punta Cana in the D.R. and Riu Palace Tropical Bay in Jamaica. Massive overhaul for Riu Tequila, now with 5 pools and modern décor across 630 rooms PLAYA DEL CARMEN — Twenty years after it first opened in Playa del Carmen, the legendary Riu Tequila is showing off its new look after months of renovations.The resort has undergone a massive overhaul, says RIU Hotels & Resorts, with a complete renovation to common areas, gardens and all 630 rooms. There’s also an expanded gastronomic selection with two new restaurants and a barbecue station with grilled dishes.Room décor is now fresher and more modern, dominated by white with touches of red. The floors of all the rooms have been replaced with ceramic parquet, in keeping with RIU’s new style. The bathrooms in all the rooms, with the same flooring, also now provide shower stalls. Riu Tequila has also gone from having two large organically shaped swimming pools and one for children, to a total of five rectangular and more modern pools. One of the pools is just for kids and has slides, while another has a swim-up bar.More news: Consolidation in the cruise industry as PONANT set to acquire Paul Gauguin CruisesFollowing the renovation, the Riu Tequila also offers the new Italian restaurant, Rinascita, and a new steakhouse called Black Cow. Both are in addition to the existing Rosa Roja main buffet, Bamboo serving Asian cuisine, and the Beach Club restaurant that turns in to a Mexican-themed restaurant every evening. The barbecue station prepares grilled dishes at lunchtime.With the complete renovation of the main building, lobby bar La Veranda, cocktail lounge La Fiesta and Sports Bar 24 have been redone and renamed as well, as has Coco’s Bar, the swim-up bar in the garden area. << Previous PostNext Post >> About Latest Posts Alex Keerma Latest posts by Alex Keerma (see all) WestJet adds to network, nonstop flights between Austin and Calgary – May 3, 2019 Senior Travel Advisor – Peterborough Office – April 12, 2019 “I didn’t know she was married”: Kimpton’s social experiment inspires new themed rooms – March 6, 2019