Angels’ Shohei Ohtani set for simulated game on Monday

first_img“I’m really looking forward to going back on the mound,” Ohtani said through his interpreter on Saturday. “I was supposed to be pitching the whole year, but I got hurt. I’m almost back on track.”Manager Mike Scioscia added that Ohtani will still be able to hit the same day as a 50-pitch simulated game. At some point, the volume of his pitching work will prevent him from hitting, but the Angels apparently aren’t there yet.ALSOHansel Robles (shoulder impingement) has thrown a bullpen session and “feels very good,” said Scioscia. Robles is eligible to come off the disabled list already…Justin Upton (finger laceration) said he’s getting his stitches removed on Wednesday. He is eligible to come off the DL when the Angels began a series in Houston on Thursday…The Angels are still evaluating Matt Shoemaker after his 45-pitch simulated game on Friday, Scioscia said. Shoemaker’s next outing will get him up to around 60 pitches, and it could be another simulated game or a minor league game.UP NEXTAngels (RHP Felix Peña, 1-3, 4.53) vs. Astros (LHP Framber Valdez, 1-0, 0.00), 1 p.m., Sunday, Fox Sports West, KLAA (830 AM). Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield The Angels have been careful not to say much about their plans for Ohtani beyond his next session, but it’s getting to the point where you can start to predict when he might return to the majors.Ohtani was pitching once a week before he got hurt. If he takes the mound one week after Monday’s simulated game, that would be on Sept. 3, at Texas. The Angels could have Ohtani start in the majors, throwing as little as 50 pitches, because they’d have a full bullpen with expanded rosters to back him up.As for how much they need to see from Ohtani in September to declare he’s healthy going into next season, Eppler said there’s no minimum.Related Articles Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone center_img Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter “Just let him pitch,” Eppler said.Ohtani, who threw a 21-pitch bullpen session on Saturday, said he’s eager to return. He hasn’t pitched since June 6, out since then because of a grade 2 sprain of his ulnar collateral ligament. So far it seems the platelet-rich plasma injections and stem-cell therapy has worked. ANAHEIM — Shohei Ohtani’s next big test will be on Monday, when he throw about 45 to 50 pitches in a simulated game, according to General Manager Billy Eppler.Just over a month into Ohtani’s throwing program, he’s done about as well as could be expected.Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.“We’re glad he’s able to hit each marker,” Eppler said Saturday. “In the sim games he’s thrown so far, the feedback we’ve grabbed from a qualitative aspect, the coaches on the ground, the video analysis and the medical data, we’ve been happy with what we’ve seen.”Ohtani so far has faced hitters twice, each time throwing about 30 pitches. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

NBA GMs believe in Curry, Green but don’t think Warriors can win title

first_imgNBA general managers may not think the Warriors are a real threat to win a championship this season, but they’re still big believers in Stephen Curry and Draymond Green.The league’s top decision-makers are calling Curry the best point guard and best pure shooter, while Green was named the most versatile defender and the NBA’s second-toughest player.With Kevin Durant gone and no Klay Thompson for at least half the season, like many fans and league observers, the men actually running NBA …last_img read more

VWSA wins huge Polo export order

first_img20 November 2009Volkswagen South Africa is set to double the number of cars it exports from its plant in the Eastern Cape, after the company won an order to export 55 000 new-generation Polos to countries including the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia and Singapore in 2010.The contract, which follows from a multi-billion rand investment programme by the automaker and its component suppliers, will also see the export of 19 000 of the cars to right-hand-drive country destinations around the world by the end of 2009.This will double Volkswagen SA’s total exports from approximately 28 500 in 2009 to 55 000 in 2010. Production of the new Polo hatch began at the Uitenhage plant in July, and the vehicle is due to go on sale in South Africa from early 2010.“By the end of 2009, Volkswagen South Africa will have invested R3.5-billion in new plant, local content development and new product,” VW South Africa MD David Powels said at the opening of the Nelson Mandela Bay Logistics Park in Uitenhage this week.“A further R500-million will be invested in 2010 to complete the process and ensure that the company is well placed to capture future opportunities both in the South African and global markets.”Supplier investmentAccording to the company, one of the key factors enabling it to secure the contract was the investment of approximately R600-million by suppliers, including Rehau, Bentler, Flextech, Faurecia and Grupo Antolin, in the Nelson Mandela Bay Logistics Park (NMBLP).“The investment on the part of these five suppliers into the NMBLP has resulted in the creation of 685 highly skilled, new jobs in the Metro with upside potential in coming months,” Powels said.This has enabled the company to increase local content of the new-generation Polos from below 40% to in excess of 70%.“The establishment of the NMBLP has been a crucial step in the process to enable Volkswagen to become a globally competitive manufacturer of vehicles in the Eastern Cape,” he said.As a result of the suppliers’ investment in the park, 77% of suppliers to Volkswagen of South Africa are now based in Nelson Mandela Bay – a factor Powels described as critically important in Volkswagen’s globalisation strategy.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Free Camera Log for Film and Video Productions

first_imgStay organized on-set and in the editing bay with this free camera log for use on film and video productions.When it comes to filmmaking or video production, there’s always a lot of information to remember when you sit down in the editing bay. If you’ve ever been an editor on a disorganized set, you know it can be incredibly frustrating to not know which audio clips go with which video clips. This is where a camera log comes into play.By using a camera log on-set, cinematographers and directors can convey information to the editor for each shot. By taking the time to fill out this form on set you can save you or your editor a lot of time in post.With that in mind, we’ve created a camera log for you to use on your next production – and it’s totally free. To download it, simply click the download link below. If you’ve never used a camera log on-set, here’s some quick information about how to use one:What is a Camera Log?A camera log serves as a tool to communicate information between the cinematographer and the editor. While on set, the cinematographer (or camera assistant, depending on the size of the production) will fill out information related to the camera settings for each shot. This helps both the editor and cinematographer understand details pertaining to each shot. On the form there is also a field for notes, where you can add any on-set notes that are important for post-production.It’s important to note that a camera log is different than an editing log. Unlike an editing log, the camera log doesn’t have timecode information, which might be useful if you are working on a large-scale production or working with film. However, in the digital age you can usually get by with not physically writing down timecode information on-set. So depending on your shoot, you can probably simply replace a traditional editing log with a camera log like the free one provided below.When is a camera log used?A camera log is used anytime the cinematographer wants to save camera information for post-production or external referencing. While you probably won’t use a camera log if you are a director/cinematographer on a small shoot, having a camera log on a medium to large scale shoot can help you stay organized and help streamline the editing process.Once inside the editing bay, an editor can use the camera log to help sync the correct audio and video together. The notes tab can also be used to convey information regarding the shoot and special considerations in the editing bay.How is a camera log used?A camera log is a fairly straight-forward form to use. Simply fill out each respective field for each shot. Let’s break down each field below:   Lens     Focal Length   Scene     Scene # You will typically print out a few camera logs and bring them to the set. While on set, either the cinematographer or assistant camera operator will fill out the camera log with the appropriate information. After a shoot has wrapped, the camera log will be saved and given to the editor to be used in post production. If you are a cinematographer,  you might also want to save a copy for yourself to reference in the future.You can download the form by clicking the text below. There are two templates included in the download: One to fill out by hand and another to fill out on a computer. You can use Preview on a Mac or Adobe Acrobat on a PC to edit the computer template. The interactive file can also be uploaded and filled out on an iPad if you want to go paper-free.DOWNLOAD FREE CAMERA LOG HEREInterested in learning more about filmmaking? Check out our blog here on PremiumBeat. We have hundreds of articles dedicated to helping you become a better filmmaker.Have any tips for using a Camera Log? Share experiences with us in the comments below.   Notes    Any extra notes regarding the camera or shot as it pertains to cinematography not continuity.   Speed     ISO, Gain, or Film Speed   Sound    Sound File #center_img   Stop     F-Stop or T-Stop #   Card     Video File #   SS     Shutter Speed or Shutter Angle   TK     Take #   Filter     Types of Filters Used if Any (ND, Graduated, etc.)last_img read more

Confusion looms as Owens survives Hell in a Cell

first_imgShane McMahon (top of the cell) looks at Kevin Owens before making his jaw-dropping leap in their Hell in a Cell match. Photo by WWE.comFriends forever?Sami Zayn made the shocking save on longtime friend and bitter rival Kevin Owens, pulling him out of danger and helping him top Shane McMahon in the brutal falls count anywhere Hell in a Cell match Sunday (Monday Manila time) in Detroit.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:24Huawei launches own operating system to rival Android00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LATEST STORIES MOST READ Baron Corbin stole the United States Championship in their triple threat match to grab his first title in the company.The Lone Wolf squirmed to the ring and kicked AJ Styles out of the squared circle after the defending champion nailed Tye Dillinger with the Phenomenal Forearm.Natalya also used a steel chair on Charlotte to force a disqualification finish and keep her SmackDown Women’s Championship after the Queen connected with a ringside moonsault to the Queen of Harts.Randy Orton topped Rusev once again as he hit an RKO after wiggling out of the Accolade.Bobby Roode was successful in his main roster pay-per-view debut, beating Dolph Ziggler after the Glorious One one-upped the Showoff with a rollup while holding the latter’s tights.After the match, Ziggler nailed Roode with a Zig-Zag as he left the ring frustrated with the result.In the kickoff show, Shelton Benjamin and Chad Gable defeated the Hype Bros after Gable pinned Zack Ryder with Mojo Rawley looking on from ringside. LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Renacia, Fernandez pace Sletba Open qualifiers BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight With the Prizefighter and the SmackDown commissioner beating each other to a pulp inside, outside, and on top of the cell for close to 30 minutes, it was Zayn who turned heads the most and baffled everyone on why he rescued Owens in the match’s conclusion.McMahon seemed poised to win the war after sending Owens crashing to the Spanish announce table halfway down the cell, but he wanted to go for the home run and head-butted the brash Canadian to another announce table, putting him in position for the jaw-dropping elbow drop.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 shutoutBut just like the case in WrestleMania 32, McMahon crashed and burned as he fell on top of the cage and missed on his target, largely thanks to Zayn pulling Owens at the last moment.Zayn then pulled Owens on top of McMahon and motioned the referee to do the three-count as he left everyone in the arena confused on what just transpired. In the night’s other matches, Jinder Mahal once again retained his WWE Championship against Shinsuke Nakamura, but not without shenanigans from his cohorts The Singh Brothers.The King of Strong Style was moments away from winning the title after connecting with the Kinshasa, but the Singhs distracted the referee, delaying the count for the pinfall.Mahal tried to escape the match, but the challenger was in hot pursuit and brought him back to the ring. However, Nakamura would miss on his second Kinshasa attempt, opening the chance for the Modern Day Maharaja to nail the Khallas.The Usos also became five-time tag team title holders after defeating The New Day in their brutal Hell in a Cell encounter to reclaim the SmackDown Tag Team Championships.Jimmy and Jey Uso subjected the duo of Big E and Xavier Woods to a hellacious beatdown, finishing the match with a double splash with a steel chair on top of Woods for the three-count.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

DAY THREE RESULTS- OPENS & 20’S

first_imgAll draws, results, ladders and statistics can also be viewed at the TFA Sporting Pulse website which can be accessed using this link: TFA SPORTING PULSE WEBSITEThe action heats up on day three of the 2006 NTL in Coffs Harbour as the teams battle for quarter final rankings and positions…this afternoon will be crucial in who takes a place in tomorrow’s semis and grand finals. Keep your eyes on the website for all the results from the 2006 National Touch League. All draws, results, ladders and statistics can also be viewed at the TFA Sporting Pulse website which can be accessed using this link: TFA SPORTING PULSE WEBSITEDay Three:8:30amMens 20’s: Suns (12) def ACT (2)Mens 20’s: Hornets (7) def Barbarians (2)Mens 20’s: Eagles (7) def Crusaders (1)Mens Open: Crusaders (8) def Eagles (3)Mens Open: Rustlers (11) def Hornets (5)Mens Open: Suns (5) def Scorpions (3)Mixed Open: Suns (10) def Rebels (0)Suns took their position at the top of Pool B in the Mens Open division this morning, with a 5-3 win over Scorpions. Suns proved too good for ACT in the Mens 20’s division, and in Mixed Open the Suns thrashed the Rebels 10-0.9:20amMixed Open: Cobras (7) def Sharks (6)Mens 20’s: Rustlers (6) def Cobras (2)Mens 20’s: Sharks (7) def Cyclones (4)Womens Open: Sharks (5) def Rustlers (1)Womens Open: Eagles (7) drew Scorpions (7)Womens Open: Cobras (7) def Hornets (3)Mixed Open: Barbarians (5) drew Cyclones (5)Cobras cemented themselves as a team to watch in the finals of the Mixed Open, beating 2005 Runners-up, the Sharks 7-6.The Mens 20s saw Sharks and Rustlers both have impressive wins. Sharks beat Cyclones, 7-4 and Cobras beat Hornets, 7-3.An improving Scorpions side drew with Eagles, 7-7 in Womens Open and the Sharks recorded yet another win over the Rustlers.10:10amWomens 20’s: Sharks (12) def Rebels (1)Womens 20’s: Cobras (11) def Crusaders (2)Womens 20’s: Cyclones (15) def Scorpions (0)Womens 20’s: ACT (10) def Rustlers (3)Womens 20’s: Mets (7) def Eagles (3)Womens 20’s: Suns (7) def Hornets (2)Mixed Open: Mets (10) def Rustlers (5)In the Womens 20’s division, Sharks and ACT continue to dominate their opposition with Sharks beating Rebels, 12-1 and ACT beating Rustlers, 10-3.In the same division, Cyclones are also a team to watch, after thrashing Scorpions, 15-0.In the Mixed Opens, Mets defeated Rustlers 10-5.11:00amMens Open: Mets (5) def Cobras (3)Mens Open: Sharks (12) def ACT (2)Mens Open: Rebels (6) def Cyclones (4)Womens Open: ACT (6) def Crusaders (5)Womens Open: Barbarians (12) def Cyclones (5)Womens Open: Mets (9) def Suns (2)A great game of Touch was played on field one this morning in the Mens Open division with Mets beating Cobras, 5-3.Also in Mens Open, Sharks outclassed ACT with a 12-2 win and Rebels beat Cyclones, 6-4.Mets were too good for Suns in the Womens Open, winning 9-2, ACT won a tight game against Crusaders, 6-5 and Barbarians are still looking promising after beating Cyclones, 12-5.11:50amMens Open: Scorpions (13) def Crusaders (1)Mens Open: Rustlers (4) def Suns (3)Mens Open: Barbarians (11) def Eagles (0)Womens Open: Sharks (9) def Hornets (4)Womens Open: Rebels (6) def Eagles (4)Womens Open: Cobras (6) def Scorpions (1)The Mens Open division is one of the closest in NTL history, with Rustlers defeat of Suns, 4-3 making the competition even more interesting. Sharks are still performing well in the Womens Open division after a 9-4 victory over Hornets. A good game was also played out on field five, with Rebels beating Eagles 6-4.12:40pmMens 20’s: Cobras (6) def Sharks (3)Mens 20’s: Suns (10) def Hornets (5)Mens 20’s: Eagles (7) def Cyclones (2)Mixed Open: Rebels (8) def Cyclones (4)Mixed Open: Rustlers (9) def Barbarians (2)Cobras created an upset in the Mens 20’s division, defeating Sharks 6-3 in a great match on field one. Eagles are still leading their pool, after a 7-2 win over the Cyclones.In the Mixed Open, Rustlers are doing their best trying to stay in the top half of the ladder, with a 9-2 win over Barbarians.1:30pmMens 20’s: Crusaders (6) def Barbarians (3)Mens 20’s: Mets (8) def ACT (0)Mixed Open: Mets (6) def Cobras (5)Mixed Open: Sharks (10) def Scorpions (8)The Mixed Open race remains tight with Sharks beating Scorpions, 10-8.Mets also had a close game with Cobras, eventually coming out on top, 6-5.In Mens 20’s, ACT had a disappointing, 8-0 loss to Mets, while Crusaders beat Barbarians, 6-3.2:20pmWomens 20’s Champ QF1: Cobras (6) def Hornets (1)Womens 20’s Champ QF2: Suns (6) def Mets (0)Womens 20’s Plate QF1: Cyclones (6) def Crusaders (3)Womens 20’s Plate QF2: Rustlers (14) def Scorpions (0)After the first quarter finals of the tournament, Cobras had a 6-1 win over the Hornets, in Womens 20’s which puts them through to a semi-final with ACT.Also in Womens 20’s, Suns beat Mets 6-0, putting them into a semi-final tomorrow with Sharks.3:20pmMens Champ QF1: Sharks (4) def Rustlers (3)Mens Champ QF2: Suns (5) def Cobras (4)Mens Plate QF1: ACT (6) def Crusaders (2)Womens Plate P/O: Cyclones (3) def Eagles (1)Mens Plate P/O: Rebels def Eagles*forfeitAfter an action packed match on field one, Sharks defeated Rustler, 4-3 in the Mens Open division, setting up Sharks for a semi-final against Scorpions.The Suns and Cobras game was also a thriller in the Mens Open division, with Suns eventual winners, 5-4. They will now play Mets tomorrow in the semi-finals.4:20pmWomens Champ QF1: Suns (3) def Rustlers (1)Womens Champ QF2: Barbarians (9) def Cobras (4)Womens Plate QF1: Crusaders (5) def Rebels (1)Mens 20’s: Suns (6) def Cyclones (3)Mens 20’s: Rustlers (5) def Sharks (3)Mens 20’s: Cobras (11) def Crusaders (2)The Barbarians have caused an upset in the Womens Open quarter finals, defeating Cobras, 9-4. It is the first time in seven years that the Cobras Women do not appear in the Opens grand final. Barbarians will now take on Mets tomorrow morning.The Suns had a good victory over the Rustlers, they fought hard to win 3-1. They will now play Sharks in the semi-final.In the Mens 20’s, Rustlers caused an upset by defeating Sharks, 5-3.Suns and Cobras will also go into the quarter finals confident after convincing wins this afternoon.5:20pmMixed Open: Sharks (13) def Rebels (2)Mixed Open: Cobras (13) def Barbarians (0)Mixed Open: Scorpions (5) def Rustlers (1)Mixed Open: Suns (5) def Cyclones (0)Mens 20’s: Eagles (11) def Mets (7)Sharks finished their round games with class in the Mixed Open with a 13-2 win over Rebels.In what was one of the most exciting, skillful and heated games of the tournament, Eagles defeated Mets 11-7 finishing of the round games for the tournament.6:20pmWomens Plate QF2: Scorpions v W/P/P/OMens Plate QF2: Barbarians v W/P/P/Olast_img read more

17 days ago​Chelsea winger Hudson-Odoi delighted with early season form

first_img​Chelsea winger Hudson-Odoi delighted with early season formby Ansser Sadiq17 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi admits that he was fearing for his career after suffering an Achilles injury last term.The 18-year-old was missing for the back end of last season after the horrific injury.However, he has found his way back to fitness and is already shining for the first team under Frank Lampard with three assists and a goal in four matches.He told Sky Sports News: “It’s an amazing feeling.”I was out for three to four months and it was crazy to even get the injury in the first place. It’s something I had to deal with mentally because I’d never experienced an injury like that before.”I’m really delighted with the way I’ve come back. I didn’t expect to get this many assists and to contribute with a goal as well. Hopefully I’ll keep improving and adding goals to my game.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Video: Texas And Baylor Nearly Brawled In Overtime Tonight

first_imgTexas and Baylor almost fight during game.Texas hosted No. 14 Baylor tonight, and the Longhorns needed the win to keep their NCAA Tournament hopes alive. They won 61-59 in overtime on a runner by guard Isaiah Taylor, but not before seven players from both teams were ejected following a serious scuffle in the extra session.The scrum started near the scorers table and resulted in multiple players leaving their respective benches. Assistant coaches and referees had to break up the action.A look at the fracas in Austin. Several #Texas players left the bench area, to join the scrum Maybe 1-2 #Baylor plyrs pic.twitter.com/eBTDmN7gD4— Mike Leslie (@MikeLeslieTV) March 3, 2015Here’s a glance at the seven players who got the boot for their roles in the near melee.Seven players (4 Texas, 3 Baylor) have been ejected in #BAYvsTEX. pic.twitter.com/Kq3LvsYmqC— ESPN College BBall (@ESPNCBB) March 3, 2015Amazingly, Taylor, who was involved in starting the entire incident, not only didn’t get ejected but ended up winning the game with his floater in the lane. Longhorns head coach Rick Barnes needed this win, but it’ll be interesting to see if players from either team are suspended moving forward.last_img read more

Alabama Promotes 16 National Titles With Awesome Graphic Featuring Trophy, 15 Championship Rings

first_imgHead coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide celebrates by hoisting the College Football Playoff National Championship Trophy after defeating the Clemson Tigers in the 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship Game.GLENDALE, AZ – JANUARY 11: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide celebrates by hoisting the College Football Playoff National Championship Trophy after defeating the Clemson Tigers in the 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 11, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. The Crimson Tide defeated the Tigers with a score of 45 to 40. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)With its win over Clemson, Alabama took home a 16th claimed national title, and it isn’t being shy about the accomplishment. This morning, Alabama posted an awesome graphic to Instagram, showing off the new College Football Playoff trophy with 15 rings from the program’s previous titles. It is quite a site.Love them or hate them, the Crimson Tide are really without rival when it comes to winning championships. The scary part is that it doesn’t seem like Nick Saban is particularly close to being done either.last_img read more

Alberta still out of climate change accord until pipeline approved Notley

first_imgShe says the province won’t rejoin the plan until the pipeline is approved.Notley says the fight to build the pipeline has just begun and failure is not an option.She says Alberta will hold the federal government’s feet to the fire, but wouldn’t say how the province will do that.“We’ve come too far to turn back now,” Notley said Friday. “Tens of thousands of jobs are on the line. Billions of dollars in revenue for Canadian priorities is on the line. Our international reputation is on the line. Canada’s economic future is on the line. Those are the stakes.”(THE CANADIAN PRESS) EDMONTON, A.B. – Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says the province is still out of the federal government’s climate change accord despite Ottawa’s plans to get the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion approved.The federal government has given the National Energy Board less than six months to redo its environmental review of the pipeline and examine the impact of additional oil tanker traffic off the coast of British Columbia.Notley pulled out of the federal climate change plan, which mandates putting a price on carbon emissions after the Federal Court of Appeal overturned approval of the expansion project.last_img read more