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Nouvel article

By on June 12, 2021

first_img Receive email alerts RSF_en News Organisation News RSF asks ICC prosecutor to say whether Israeli airstrikes on media in Gaza constitute war crimes May 28, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Palestine News June 3, 2021 Find out more Israel now holding 13 Palestinian journalists to go further July 4, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Nouvel article PalestineMiddle East – North Africa PalestineMiddle East – North Africa Help by sharing this information WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists News May 16, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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ISAT-U produces face masks for COVID-19 frontliners

By on September 25, 2020

first_imgAccording to ISAT-U’s Public InformationOffice, the masks were made by community partners that were also the recipientsof the livelihood skills training conducted by the university through the ExtensionServices Division. ISAT-U President Raul Muyong led theturn-over of the first batch of the face masks. A thousand pieces weredelivered to the Iloilo City Hall, while 100 pieces were given to the NationalEconomic and Development Authority Region 6 on March 25. ISAT-U President Raul Muyong led the turn-over of the first batch of the face masks. A thousand pieces were delivered to the Iloilo City Hall, while 100 pieces were given to the National Economic and Development Authority Region 6 on March 25. PHOTO COURTESY OF ISAT-U ILOILO City – The Iloilo Science andTechnology University (ISAT-U) will produce a total of 7,000 face masks whichwill be handed out to assist the frontliners in curbing the spread of thecoronavirus disease 2019 outbreak.center_img The personal protective equipment willbe delivered to various front line institutions as soon as production will becompleted.(With a report from PIA/PN) Aside from face masks, ISAT-U will alsobe producing aerosol boxes for intubation and face shields through the ISAT-Uprototyping and fabrication laboratory in the research hub.last_img read more

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Fryatt joins Wednesday

By on September 21, 2020

first_img “Matty needs to go somewhere and play. One game a month in a cup competition is not enough,” said Bruce. “He needs to go and play four, five, six games in the Championship. “He could do with that and it could do him the world of good.” Hull striker Matty Fryatt has joined Sheffield Wednesday on a one-month loan. Fryatt has made just two appearances for the Tigers this season, both in the Capital One Cup, and manager Steve Bruce has been eager to get him a short-term deal to build match sharpness. Leeds had been interested in the former Leicester player, with boss Brian McDermott present at Hull’s midweek cup win over Huddersfield, but the Owls have secured a deal for the 27-year-old. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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The evolution of Andrew White’s shot, the most critical on Syracuse

By on September 16, 2020

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Andrew White understands the baggage that comes in tow with the “shooter” label. It’s a zero-sum game. He’s a winner if his shot falls in, a loser if it doesn’t. Many people don’t care to parse anything else about White’s offensive game other than makes and misses. Many people, that is, except White.For years White’s father, Andy White, has instilled in his son the difference between a “good miss” and a bad one. A good miss bounces four to five inches above the rim, and a foot or two outside of it. That gives big men ample opportunity for second-chance points.Bad misses typically stem from low-angle shots, so when the ball hits the rim or backboard, it jets out and can jumpstart transition offense the other way. The key, both Whites said, is to blend a perfect amount of arc and rotation on every shot. If nothing else, it ensures a good miss, not to mention another line of calculus in White’s shooting process.“Good misses are important,” White said. “One of the worst shots in basketball is when you shoot a 3 and it bounces long for the other team to get a lay-up.“That’s what we call a pick six.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse (5-3) will certainly take good misses from the fifth-year senior, but there’s no doubt how badly the team needs his makes. Eight games into his SU career, White’s unquestionably the focal point of his team’s offense. As the Orange’s leader in minutes played, he’s pacing his teammates by averaging 16.6 points, 3.5 3-pointers and nearly 13 field-goal attempts per game. If it wasn’t clear before, it is now: White’s shot is the most important of any player on Syracuse.His release is the most reliable of anyone else, and that’s no surprise given the meticulous attention he’s long devoted toward his shot. Most every part about it is measured: The distance between White’s feet, the position of his elbow and even his finger placement on the ball. Nothing goes unattended.“He’s lethal,” sophomore Frank Howard said of White. “If he misses a few, it’s probably because he’s rushing it … (When his shot) goes up, I’m running back.”Jacob Greenfeld | Asst. Photo EditorJump shooting has always been White’s calling card. But contrary to his present game, he didn’t used to hoist 3s all the time. As recently as his sophomore year of high school, he didn’t shoot any. He didn’t have the strength to be reliable from long range. So even as his recruitment began to open up, White laughs now as recalls his unreliable stroke from 3 that he refused to break out.Instead he leaned on a mid-range game, and by the account of Andy White, “It was beautiful.” He primarily operated a step or two in from the 3-point line, gradually inching his way out as he got stronger. His smooth form only helped facilitate that transformation into a 3-point shooter.The mechanisms to his shot are relatively simple. White forms his base by separating both feet a couple of inches wider than shoulder-width apart. He turns his right foot slightly inward as he bends his knees and prepares to elevate. With his right elbow placed just outside his right eye, allowing him full vision of the court, he cocks back his forearm. In a flash, it catapults forward. White launches the ball entirely with the snap of his wrist just above his head.“You never get it. It’s always an evolution,” Andy White said of his son’s form. “But if he has his feet set and he has an open shot, I almost count on that ball going in.”With the ball in the air, White locks his vision on the flight of it as the ball sails toward the basket. Most players are taught to lock in on the rim, but White wants to see the ball’s rotation. If he shoots with his fingertips locked on the seams of the ball like he was taught to, it should backspin through the hoop and bounce back toward him when it hits the ground. That’s the ideal shot, and he can usually decipher the result of each one well before it gets close to the rim.Like most right-handed shooters, White’s breakdowns commonly happen when he receives the ball on his left. When he grabs a pass from the right, he can go directly into his shooting motion. But on the left, he has to transfer the ball across his body. It’s a distance no further than a foot or two, but it’s more like a mile or two given the parade of precise movements required to heave the ball through a circle 18 inches in diameter.“The best shooters are unconscious,” White said. “They have no idea (what’s happening around them), especially when they’re getting good looks.”Against Connecticut on Monday, White got as many looks as he had all season, but his reliable stroke had departed. He clanked a pair of 3s in the final minute, with Syracuse needing a 3-pointer to tie. He was the dud, never mind his team-leading point total in the second half. Therein lies the curse of being a shooter.The blessing is that another opportunity is never far. White had his with 12 seconds left. Frank Howard flicked the ball to White near the top of the key and sealed off UConn’s Kentan Facey. White took two steps and had an open window to shoot. He uncorked a ball that swished through the net, still spinning back toward him as an indication that every motion of his shot happened in sync.Before SU lost seconds later on free throws, White was the savior for a flicker of time. Next time he misses, he won’t be. Comments Published on December 9, 2016 at 8:02 pm Contact Connor: [email protected] | @connorgrossmanlast_img read more

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City of Wellington issues weed and wild growth policy

By on August 14, 2020

first_imgSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — The following are the policies for City of Wellington weed and wild growth:What is a weed or wild growth?Brush and woody vinesIndigenous grasses that attain large growth and may become a fire hazardGrowth that may bear downy or winged seedsGrowth that harbors pests or verminNon-ornamental grasses or plants that are 12 inches in heightWhat is the property owner’s responsibility?It is the owner’s responsibility to maintain the entirety of their yard (and any other properties they may own). This includes all yard and areas between property lines and centerlines of streets, alleys, easements, and rights-of-ways, public or private.What happens if properties are not maintained?If an owner fails to maintain their property, a Weed Notice will be issued by the City of Wellington Engineering Department. This Notice will remain in effect until December 31, 2015. Separate notices will not be sent for recurring violations throughout the year. Once in place, notices will not be removed for any reason.If an owner does not maintain their property after notice has been issued, the City will mow the property at the owner’s expense. Mowing costs are calculated by a minimum of $100/hr. at a minimum of 1 hour, and then billed in ½ hour increments thereafter to be rounded to the next ½ hour. An Administrative fee of $50 will also be included into the cost.  Recurring violations will be mowed without additional notice.The City of Wellington encourages all property owners to be mindful about the condition of their property. If there are any questions, citizens are encouraged to contact Code Compliance at the City Administration Center at (620)326-3871 or [email protected] us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (8) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +3 Vote up Vote down Uncommon Sense · 277 weeks ago Good to see that the policy is well defined… NOW ENFORCE IT!!! One of my family members has had to file complaints with the city the past two years over the state of their neighbors yard. Its time the city compliance officer started actually doing their job, instead of just driving around pointlessly all day looking for stray animals. Report Reply 1 reply · active 277 weeks ago -13 Vote up Vote down Marsha · 277 weeks ago Be careful what you wish for…there could be another Dennis Rader around. Report Reply +8 Vote up Vote down Harold Gaines · 277 weeks ago The way I read this, cottonwood, elm and maple trees are now illegal since they are “growth” and have either “downy” or “winged” seeds. Is that correct? If so, that’s going to make Wellington virtually treeless. Perhaps the policy needs to be more specific. Report Reply 1 reply · active 276 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Ted Logan · 276 weeks ago I think they’re assuming people aren’t morons. Report Reply +2 Vote up Vote down WellCitizen · 277 weeks ago It would be nice if they would also issue notices to property owners who have trash and junk all over their property. There is a house on North Poplar where the residents have been throwing their trash under the porch. This house is a health hazard!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 277 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down anonymous · 277 weeks ago Or those who so many cars they park their excess cars on church property like 214 w. Lincoln does. Make your own driveway bigger and use your garage! Report Reply 0 replies · active 277 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down WellHole · 276 weeks ago What about the house on the corner of Morning Side Drive owned by the Carroll’s with broken down vehicles, grass and vines up to your head and trash every where. Report Reply 0 replies · active 276 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down SuCo Pride · 276 weeks ago Or how about any of you take the time to file a proper complaint with the City regarding any of these properties. This is more often than not Complaint Driven Enforcement, so take the first step. For the record, the first step isn’t a complaint post on the Cow. Report Reply 0 replies · active 276 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! 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Mary Kom reveals what her biggest training obstacle is during lockdown

By on August 5, 2020

first_imgImage Courtesy: Reuters/PTIAdvertisement 7doy8NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsbn3p8qWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E0y5( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 7hf2eWould you ever consider trying this?😱liukCan your students do this? 🌚t1Roller skating! Powered by Firework The past few months under the lock down in the novel Coronavirus pandemic has been a very unusual phase in the lives of athletes. Self isolated in their homes, away from their natural habitat was a new experience for many, and a number of sportspersons resorted to self training and exercising to keep their form up even during the lock down. The story is same even for the country’s boxing icon MC Mary Kom. However, the atmosphere away from the training facilities brings forth new obstacles, and for the her, it was the absence of a sparring partner.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Reuters/PTIFor boxers, drills with a sparring partner is a vital part of their training regime. Unfortunately for Mary, neither her footballer husband Karung Onkholer Kom, nor their three little boys are fit enough for the role.While regular exercises and workout sessions have been a part of the Olympic bronze medallist’s life for the past months, not having a boxing partner was the biggest obstacle Mary felt, as she spoke to Time of India.Advertisement Every boxer would definitely say yes,” Mary acknowledged the lack of a sparring partner for training. “Sparring is an integral part of boxing, where we apply our learning, thoughts and counter. It’s definitely been a problem.”“This time of pandemic is challenging for all of us in different ways. It has been the same for me and my family. We have to embrace this time, which was never expected and deal with it,” the 37 year old answered when asked about how difficult the lock down period was.Advertisement Although Mary added that the postponement of the Tokyo Olympic to next year has disrupted her plans, but the extra time she would be getting to prepare in the future has been beneficial.“I can’t call it better, but am accepting the fact that it does give me much more time to be well prepared to take on the best in the world,” Mary went on, “Now let’s hope things become normal soon and we can all start preparing.”In addition to that, the lock down has not been all dull for the pugilist, as she opened up about the quality time Mary has been spending with her family.She continued, “My children got to eat more than they normally do on other days as I love preparing various recipes and snacks. I play, dance, and sing with my children,”“I am also training daily at home, doing my regular fitness exercises.” Mary added.If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out MMAIndia.com Also follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comAlso read-Popular WWE personnel announces Covid-19 infectionSunil Gavaskar compares Virat Kohli’s batting to this all time great! Advertisementlast_img read more

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PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $56,040 INTO SATURDAY AT SANTA ANITA AS 2014 HORSE OF THE YEAR CALIFORNIA CHROME HEADLINES NINE-RACE CARD

By on August 2, 2020

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 8, 2016)–With 2014 Horse of the Year California Chrome headlining a nine-race program, there is also a Pick Six carryover of $56,040 into Saturday at Santa Anita. The total Pick Six pool, which will begin with Saturday’s fourth race, should approach $500,000 according to track officials.A winner of four Grade I stakes in 2014, including the Santa Anita and Kentucky Derbies, California Chrome is the 4-5 morning line favorite among a field of eight older horses in tomorrow’s Grade II, $200,000 San Pasqual Stakes, which will be contested at 1 1/16 miles.Carded as Saturday’s eighth race, the San Pasqual will be complemented by the Grade III, one mile Sham Stakes, which attracted a field of nine sophomores and will be run as the sixth race.First post time on Saturday is at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m.For updated scratches, changes and morning line information, please visit santaanita.com. SATURDAY’S TOTAL PICK SIX POOL SHOULD APPROACH $500,000last_img read more

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An EDGY Conversation with Dan Waldschmidt – Episode 31

By on December 9, 2019

first_imgPodcast: Play in new window | Download (45.9MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSToday’s guest, Dan Waldschmidt, is a business strategist uninterested in short term tactics for success. He understands the rules of success shift by the time you tap into them. Instead, Dan offers a formula and lifestyle to achieve lasting success. He unleashes his passion for your success in his book, EDGY Conversations: How Ordinary People Can Achieve Outrageous Success. This is a book about achieving mindset, before worrying about skillset. Dan’s loud living is visible in his business endeavors, popular speaking events, and ultra-races. If Dan wants it, he goes and gets it. Listen in to his story of attempting to break records in ultra-running and in business. Get In the Arena with Dan Waldschmidt.How big will your success be?Click To TweetHow the ordinary can achieve the extraordinaryDan’s acronym, EDGY, began by analyzing why people who were not set up for success, became successful. People who were relegated to the middle class, or bound to be weekend warriors, achieved extraordinary success through extreme effort. Their weaknesses were made up for and equalized through effort. The question is no longer, will you be successful, it is how big will your success be? We are often told to work smarter, optimize our presentation and avoid wasting time. Today, Dan brings us back to one of the greatest assets available: good old fashioned sweat. Listen in for your own outrageous success.When will it start working?Dan says that if you stop doing the right thing before it starts working, you’ve done the wrong thing. Discipline action is part of the formula for success that separates the extraordinary from the ordinary. Disciplined action looks like doing what you need to do everyday, even when it means denying yourself quick fixes of quick success. Dan teaches to stay the course, and continue to take action. It it not the final blow that splits the granite: it is all the chinking and clinking away before that final blow. Re-think the popular quote of insanity being the definition of doing the same thing over and over, with the same results. Put in brute force and do not stop too soon. If you are willing to do what everyone else is making excuses for, you are In the Arena, with the best shot at success.Don’t stop doing the right thing before it starts workingClick To TweetSomething not working? Try giving. Success is often talked about in terms of self and wrapped up in me-me-me. Today, Dan Waldschmidt shares about his own shift from selfish ambition, to giving from his heart. Dan looked at successful leaders and found that they were not just taking, they were giving. Even if it meant defying industry experts, they did things that made them awesome. Successful leaders attracted their ideal customers, by giving. From Ford’s story, to Dan’s personal story, giving is an essential aspect of success. It is a fine line to walk, between giving and trading, but giving equals greatness. Learn how to create value and demonstrate value from today’s conversation with ring leader, Dan Waldschmidt.Heros healThe final piece of Dan Waldschmidt’s formula is all about healing. We are humans, and pretty primal, whether we’re in the jungle or in business suits in the boardroom. People understand the importance of healing in most settings, but when it comes to business and achieving goals, it is often left out. The person you are selling to might just need to be healed. Dan knows that everyone calls the healer. If you want to be successful, look past the business suit and into the soul you are selling to. They will hear you, and want to hear from you again. Get EDGY today, and on your way to success, with Dan Waldschmidt on Into the Arena.Effort as the great equalizer, with Dan WaldschmidtClick To TweetOutline of this great episode Introduction of today’s guest, Dan Waldschmidt. Dan’s decision to do more than just an ultra-event. The EDGY acronym: E is for extreme behavior. How and where you start success. There are no sick days: disciplined action. Salespeople: This is prospecting. It’s about giving, from your heart not your head. Anthony’s example of giving in business. The healing aspect. Details about Dan’s book & workbook.Resources & Links mentioned in this episodehttp://danwaldschmidt.comB00IH3K2AK The theme song “Into the Arena” is written and produced by Chris Sernel. You can find it on SoundcloudConnect with AnthonyWebsite: www.TheSalesBlog.comYoutube: www.Youtube.com/IannarinoFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/iannarinoTwitter: https://twitter.com/iannarinoGoogle Plus: https://plus.google.com/+SAnthonyIannarinoLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/iannarinoTweets you can use to share this episodeIf things are not working the way you want them to, try giving ~ Dan WaldschmidtClick To TweetWe’re pretty primal, in the jungle or in the boardroom.Click To TweetSubscribe toIn the ArenaApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsAndroidby EmailRSSOr subscribe with your favorite app by using the address belowlast_img read more

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Heroes rise as athletics fuels Philippine gold drive

By on November 30, 2019

first_imgUPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games Mark Harry Diones, who won silver for men’s triple jump event, Anthony Beram, who won gold in men’s 200 meters, and Aries Toledo also won gold in Men’s Decathlon, in the Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday night. INQUIRER/ MARIANNE BERMUDEZKUALA LUMPUR— Athletics continues to lead the way or Team Philippines in the 29th Southeast Asian Games here, with four gold medals already in the bag.One of those golds came from someone who would be comfortable being labeled either a jock or a nerd.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program Born to a Filipino mother from Cebu City, Beram worked to obtain dual citizenship to be able to represent the Philippines here.Beram shocked the field with a gold medal performance in the 200m dash. He was to see action in 400m and relays in the coming days.READ: Tabal delivers first gold medal for PH, rules women’s marathon“The hard work paid off,” said Beram. “This is only the beginning.”Toledo also proved himself a hero at Bukit Jalil National Stadium, gritting through pain to emerge victorious.“I did everything I needed to do even if I was hurting all over—my back, my arms (during the javelin throw) and my whole body,” said Toledo in Filipino. “I told God to help me because I wanted to come through for the Philippines.”The 24-year-old Toledo, who hails from Nueva Ecija, finished with 7,433 points to snare the gold.Also winning gold for athletics were Mary Joy Tabal, who captured the country’s first victory when she ruled women’s marathon, and Eric Cray, in 400m hurdles. LATEST STORIES WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Read Next Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View comments Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd MOST READ SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief SEA Games: PH’s Lois Go settles for bronze in Ladies’ golf Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trenten Anthony Beram, who ruled the 200-meter sprint late Wednesday night, is a math major at University of Connecticut back in the United States.READ: SEA Games: PH athletics team delivers 2 golds before day’s endFEATURED 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 Beram’s academics temporarily took a back seat to athletics as he helped save the day for Team Philippines, which was headed to a gold-less outing late Wednesday until Beram and decathlete Aries Toledo reeled in a victory each.“I knew that I was coming in as a rookie; nobody knows me so it is good to put my name out there,” said Beram. “I though top three (in the men’s 200) would be good so winning the gold is a bonus,” added Beram, who crossed the finish in 20.96 seconds.While most athletes based abroad are recruited, Beram is a certified “walk-in.”READ: SEA Games: Cray strikes gold in 400m hurdles He reached out to the Philippine Track and Field Association wanting to join its weekly relays.“He went straight to us and inquired how to go about playing for Philippine team,” said athletics official Edward Kho.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Gameslast_img read more

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No title repeat: Cubs bow out in Game 5 against Dodgers

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first_imgCPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH After twice fending off elimination during their October title defense, the Cubs had nothing left for Game 5 of their NL Championship Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers.Jose Quintana got knocked out early, the offense was shut down by Clayton Kershaw and the Cubs fell 11-1 on Thursday night after getting outplayed throughout the series.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 shutoutThe Cubs slumped early in the season, a year after rallying to beat Cleveland for their first World Series title since 1908. But in the second half, they looked more like their old selves, pushing for a second straight NL Central title and then advancing to the NLCS for the third straight year after winning a wild Game 5 at Washington in the NLDS.They just couldn’t hang with the 104-win Dodgers. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa “I think if you look at this series, they did exactly what they needed to do to beat (us),” star slugger Anthony Rizzo said. “They executed their plan. They pitched great and the bullpen was lights out. That makes for a tough time scoring runs.”Chicago beat Los Angeles in last year’s NLCS, but this time, the Cubs were left to watch as the Dodgers celebrated at Wrigley Field. It’s the second time in three years they’ve been through this — the Mets finished a four-game sweep at Wrigley in the 2015 NLCS.They didn’t have a choice this time, not with how they hit and pitched in the series.“This year really illustrates the importance of getting off to a good start,” manager Joe Maddon said. “We didn’t, and then we had to fight back, which we did. I said you can, but you’re understanding when you find out you do that, it really expends a lot of energy when you get back into it, which we did.”The Cubs batted just .156, drew five walks compared to 28 for Los Angeles and scored eight runs in the series — all on home runs. They didn’t sustain rallies or wear down pitchers. Trailing 3-0, they won Game 4 for a fifth straight victory when facing elimination — including three in last year’s World Series. But one club can only overcome so much.ADVERTISEMENT Fatigue may have been a factor. Chicago has played more games than any other team since the start of the 2015 season. Counting the playoffs, that total is 522.Reigning NL MVP Kris Bryant acknowledged he was feeling it after going 4 for 20 in the series.“It caught up to me, at least,” he said. “I feel pretty drained, but it’s always a good thing when you’re the teams that are playing later in the year.”He wasn’t the only Cubs slugger to struggle.Rizzo had one hit in 17 at-bats in the NLCS. Javier Baez went hitless in his first 20 playoff at-bats before knocking two home runs in Game 4 to help the Cubs avoid the sweep. But in Game 5, they were overwhelmed right from the start.Enrique Hernandez hit three homers, and the Dodgers wasted no time jumping on Quintana. Acquired from the White Sox in a midseason trade, he gave up six runs in two-plus innings.The way the Cubs were hitting in these playoffs, it was clear they weren’t coming back. Particularly, the way Kershaw was pitching.The three-time NL Cy Young Award winner held them to a run and three hits in six innings.He didn’t give up a hit until Bryant homered in the fourth. But all that did was make it 9-1.“Sometimes you’re not always gonna be in the World Series,” Jon Lester said. “The Dodgers are a really good team. They’re playing really good baseball right now. This series showed it.” Trump attends World Series baseball game in Washington DC PLAY LIST 01:04Trump attends World Series baseball game in Washington DC00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending 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 Read Next View comments LATEST STORIES Chicago Cubs’ Albert Almora Jr. reacts during the ninth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s National League Championship Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in Chicago. The Dodgers won 11-1 to win the series and advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)CHICAGO — The Chicago Cubs went 108 years between championships. Going home without a trophy isn’t really new.Still, it was jarring to see the reigning World Series champions go down without much of a fight.ADVERTISEMENT QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Deflated Ball: Blake gets 29 in Clips’ 108-92 rout of Lakers Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNPlast_img read more

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