A Greek exit from the Eurozone is unavoidable, warns ex-head of US central bank

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Hornby steams ahead as train sets boost sales over Christmas

first_img Express KCS Hornby steams ahead as train sets boost sales over Christmas whatsapp whatsapp Tuesday 10 February 2015 8:59 pm by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Weekzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comLivestlyThe Best Redhead Actresses, RankedLivestlyNoteableyKirstie Alley Is So Skinny Now And Looks Like A BarbieNoteableySenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming to Scottsdale (Take A Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search AdsBeverly Hills MDPlastic Surgeon Explains: “Doing This Every Morning Can Snap Back Sagging Skin” (No Creams Needed)Beverly Hills MDMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesElite HeraldKate Middleton Just Dropped An Unexpected Baby BombshellElite Herald Sharecenter_img Model railways and Scalextric train sets were on people’s wishlists this Christmas, helping toymaker Hornby deliver a five per cent rise in third quarter sales. The Kent-based company said UK sales over the three months from 1 October were seven per cent ahead of the same time last year and that the year ahead looked promising after it showcased its new products at the London Toy Fair last month. One of the star toys included Corgi’s James Bond Aston Martin DB5, 50 years since it won the toy of the year award following the release of the Bond film, Goldfinger, which starred Sean Connery. It was recently named as James May’s “car that changed the world”.The company has had a tough few years, hit by recurring delays at its manufacturer in China, the collapse of one its main retailers Modelzone in 2013 and a glut of Olympic-theme toys in 2012 it found hard to shift. However, under chief executive Richard Ames, who joined in April last year, the group has taken steps to overhaul its supply chain, including bringing some its manufacturing back to Britain and moving to a new warehouse near Canterbury last year. Show Comments ▼ Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofThe Truth About Bottled Water – Get the Facts on Drinking Bottled WaterGayotHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofHomemade Tomato Soup: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Tags: Hornbylast_img read more

At CES, digital health gadgets gave me a detailed accounting of my flaws and failures

first_img GET STARTED LAS VEGAS — I have 905 pores, 20 wrinkles, and a face that looks 13% fatigued, a smart mirror bluntly informed me this week at the Consumer Electronics Show.My face is 3% dark spots and 10% rough, though I believe my bangs skewed the scan. By Megan Thielking Jan. 10, 2020 Reprints Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED @meggophone Megan Thielking News Editor What is it? At CES, digital health gadgets gave me a detailed accounting of my flaws and failures Health Tech center_img Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. What’s included? Log In | Learn More [email protected] About the Author Reprints STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. Crowds enter the convention center on the first day of the CES tech show. AP Photo/John Locher Tags medical technologylast_img read more

House to vote on stimulus bill soon — Here’s when to expect your money if it passes

first_imgWASHINGTON — More money could be on the way to your bank account.The House is voting on President Joe Biden’s American Rescue Plan soon.There are three big pillars of the package: stimulus checks, another unemployment boost and loans for businesses.The package is worth nearly two trillion dollars and will head back to the House either today or tomorrow after the Senate passed the bill with some changes over the weekend. Advertisement AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments “My guess is that it’s over 95 percent likely that it will go through,” Peter Bergerson, a political science professor at Florida Gulf Coast University, said. “The likelihood of it not passing is very very slim.”If passed, the bill will also extend unemployment assistance through September 8. Also, another $50 billion would go towards helping small businesses stay afloat. “We had a bunch of plans or we had hoped for them to have been in place and obviously, things with the pandemic had to put a little bit of a damper on that,” Marie Goodman, owner of Escape the Cape, said.The House is expected to vote on the bill either today or tomorrow. If passed by the House, it will head to President Biden’s desk for review. House to vote on $1.9 billion Capitol security bill May 21, 2021 Karine Jean-Pierre first Black woman in decades to lead White House press conference May 28, 2021 AdvertisementIf passed, the bill would provide people making under $75,000 a year and couples making up to $150,000 a year with a $1,400 stimulus check.Individuals making between $75,000 and $80,000 a year and couples making between $150,000 and $160,000 will get some money too.If you have direct deposit with the IRS, the stimulus funds could reach your bank account by the end of the week. If you don’t, you’ll get a paper check in about two weeks. DC statehood approved by House, could get turned down in Senate April 25, 2021 AdvertisementTags: House of Representativesstimulus checkswashington dc Florida gains seat in House after 2020 census results April 27, 2021 Advertisement AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments RELATEDTOPICSlast_img read more

The Way to Win the North Korean Nuclear Game

first_img Analysis & Opinion By Daily NK – 2009.02.04 6:25pm SHARE Analysis & Opinion Analysis & Opinion Facebook Twitter Analysis & Opinion The Way to Win the North Korean Nuclear Gamecenter_img I. Kim Jong Il’s threats against South Korea are ever increasing. Although North Korean threats against South Korea do not make headlines, it is still necessary to plan out a careful and cautious policy by which to respond. Considering the fact that current threats against Korea are tied up with the future of the Six Party Talks, it is essential to look back and review why the Bush administration’s efforts to denuclearize North Korea failed in order to avoid making the same errors again. Resolving the North Korean nuclear issue is only possible if China’s attitude changes or if a military solution can be used. However, a military solution is only possible when the exact location of North Korea’s plutonium or nuclear weapons can be detected, which has not thus far been possible. Hence, China holds one key to resolving the North Korea nuclear issue, not the Bush administration or Obama administrations. Unless China understands the importance of building a relationship with South Korea rather than the Kim Jong Il regime, the North Korea nuclear issue will never come to an end. So, “Why did the United States attempt to solve the issue with North Korea diplomatically?” It is because diplomatic approach was the only effort, although unrealistic, that the U.S. could have made. The U.S., rather than confronting the limitations of diplomatic negotiations, held on to an unrealistic hope called ‘the possibility of a diplomatic solution’. The U.S., with its unrealistic hope in hand, gave in again and again without being willing to try out a different strategy. The Obama administration surely will be faced with the same problem. People may expect a sudden change as a new administration comes to office, but the fundamental problem will not change. The Obama administration will attempt high level negotiations specifically focused on North Korea issues. However, the U.S. needs to remember that North Korea has been using the Six Party Talks to obtain what it needs to rebuild its regime. That is North Korean strategy: maintaining a safe distance, making others believe that they can negotiate while never negotiating. Many experts warn that the security of the peninsula remains in North Korean hands as long as North Korea remains a nuclear state. IIThe Obama administration is thought to be coming up with an alternative method for dealing with North Korea. That is most likely to include putting normalization of relations or a peace treaty down as a stake at the negotiating table. Although the future of the Obama administration’s negotiating strategy is uncertain, one thing is for sure: the Obama administration will have to respond any time North Korea exhibits a conciliatory attitude. For the Obama administration to be able to negotiate with North Korea effectively, the U.S. will have to utilize South Korean aid to the North. The Lee administration in South Korea has firmly clarified that there will be not any aid provided until North Korea shows a change in attitude. Now, North Korea is clearly using that idea to isolate South Korea while attempting to strengthen its relationship with the U.S. Kim Jong Il has used South Korea as a loophole to discontinue the Six Party Talks. And now, in the context of the North-South conflict and a possible clash by the Northern Limit Line, North Korea will claim that denuclearization is not possible due to South Korean military aggression. The Obama administration would then be in a dilemma. As much as the U.S. wants to halt North Korean proliferation of nuclear technology to terrorist groups through negotiations, the NLL issue has to be dealt with first in order to facilitate negotiations between the North and the South. Therefore what is important at this moment in order to minimize any possible chaos is for the U.S. and South Korea to cooperate and take steps together. In order for the U.S. and South Korea to work together, it is essential to remember that both states have to avoid clashes of opinions and share a mutual understanding of each other’s national interest. Furthermore, the U.S. would have to understand that the North Korea nuclear issue will not be resolved just by giving, as history has taught us. Then in what direction should the Obama administration and South Korea walk?The U.S. and South Korea, while promoting the denuclearization of North Korea, would have to unofficially play on the merry-go-round with North Korea by tying denuclearization to the fall of Kim Jong Il regime. As much as North Korea has been making South Korea and the U.S. chase behind, the U.S. and South Korea needs to do the same to North Korea. In other words, the salami strategy or self-interpretation of agreements should be used discreetly to make the Six Party Talks ambiguous as to who is chasing who. It is an attempt to buy and use up some more time; Kim Jong Il is the only one that is running out of time, after all. III. If we learned anything about North Korea from the history of the Korean War, we learned that North Korea does not give in easily and fights more aggressively when actually exceeding its true energy and power. During the Korean War, the U.N. gave up its military operations that could have brought the war to a victorious conclusion because the U.N. believed that North Korea was stronger than it actually was. It was discovered later on that the North Korean military was at the brink of disintegration. Back then, U.S. officers just could not understand that ideologically empowered North Korean soldiers were not rational decision makers from their opponent’s perspective. At the present time, North Korea continues with that strategy. Therefore when Kim Jong Il strikes out aggressively because he is running out of time, South Korea and the U.S. need to make calculated decisions with their combined national interests in mind, and ignore the hyperbole. The Lee and Obama administrations may have to play on the merry-go-round with North Korea. For example, let North Korea follow an “isolating South Korea while strengthening relations with the U.S.” strategy if it so wishes. Then, as the U.S. negotiates with North Korea, the U.S. will have to put the North’s better relationship with South Korea as a condition of progress. AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Tracking the “unidentified yellow substance” being dried out near the Yongbyon Nuclear Center Is Nuclear Peace with North Korea Possible? Pence Cartoon: “KOR-US Karaoke”last_img read more

Democratic processes ‘pushed aside’ in Myanmar

first_imgDemocratic processes ‘pushed aside’ in Myanmar The United NationsAs the democratically elected leader of Myanmar, State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is still in detention following the military takeover that triggered country-wide protests, violence and arrests, the UN envoy for the country observed on Friday, declaring that “democratic processes have been pushed aside”.Speaking at an informal General Assembly meeting on the Myanmar crisis, Special Envoy Christine Schraner Burgener said, “I told you in 2019 that I would sound the alarm if necessary…This is now the case”.‘Fragile and fluid’ situation The situation in Myanmar is “fragile and fluid”, the UN envoy said, calling it “a people’s fight without arms”.Ms. Schraner Burgener strongly condemned the military’s “recent steps” and urged the Ambassadors to “collectively send a clear signal” supporting democracy.She underscored the urgency in helping to lay the foundations of a “pluralistic democracy”, balanced with the complex domestic challenges of the civilian leadership.“I have tried again and again to explain the complex situation, namely that the army holds the real power”, the UN envoy said. “Genuine democracy requires civilian control over the military”.Reject regime Noting that “the takeover has not stabilized”, the UN official upheld that the international community must “not lend legitimacy or recognition to this regime”.She labeled it a “coup”, calling the military takeover and declaration of the state of emergency “a clear violation of the constitution regardless of what they claim”.Recalling that the National League for Democracy (NLD) had won the November election with 82 per cent of the vote, Ms. Schraner Burgener emphasized: “There is no justification for the military’s actions, and we must continue to call for the reversal of this impermissible situation, exhausting all collective and bilateral channels to restore Myanmar’s path on democratic reform”.‘Egregious’ violations Although the Secretary-General had called on Myanmar’s military and police to ensure the right of peaceful assembly, hundreds of people are being detained without charges or fair trial proceedings, leaving frantic families unable to locate or contact them, according to the UN envoy.“Ongoing violence, intimidation and harassment by security personnel, and deliberate acts to create insecurity and instability, as well as the enactment of draconian laws which deprive people of their basic human rights, some of which are also in violation of their own Constitution, are egregious”, she said.Among other grievances, Ms. Schraner Burgener pointed to the release of some 23,000 prisoners associated with political murders as “regretful”, and the ensuing chaos as a lost opportunity for an inclusive response to the COVID-19 pandemic.Collective responsibility With her “unique access to key stakeholders”, the UN official has directly relayed international concerns, advocated for dialogue and requested a country visit in which she meets with detained government leaders, which was rejected.“It seems they want to continue making large-scale arrests and have been coercing people to testify against the NLD Government”, she said. “This is cruel and inhumane”.Ms. Schraner Burgener urged influential Member States to step up, saying they have “a collective responsibility towards the people of Myanmar and safeguard their democratic aspirations”.“Clearly, regional engagement is needed on all fronts”.If there is any escalation in terms of military brutality against people exercising their basic rights, “let us act swiftly and collectively”, the UN envoy said.End the crackdown, urge rights experts At the same time, independent UN human rights experts called on the military to end the violent crackdown on peaceful protests.“The people of Myanmar have the right to protest peacefully and express their discontent with the military coup”, the experts said. “We call on the military to refrain from using force against peaceful protests, stop using live bullets against protesters immediately and respect their right to peaceful protest”.The experts also spoke against the arbitrary detention and harassment of those voicing their dissent or organizing and participating in peaceful protests as well as the journalists covering the events.“Deliberate attacks on journalists and their arbitrary detention are serious violations of international human rights law and must immediately stop.”Worrying measures The experts noted “a worrying series of regulatory measures” that would entrench military control over internet information and strip individuals of their human rights.“These vague and overly broad provisions would give the military unfettered power to censor dissenting voices on social media, disrupt the internet at will and access user information with no restraint or regard for their right to privacy”, they said.The experts urged the military to restore democratic institutions and ensure the release of all those detained for exercising their human rights.“We warn the military junta that those who are responsible for repression and killing of peaceful protesters as well as the detention of government officials and journalists will be held accountable before international jurisdictions”, the experts said.Independent experts are appointed by the Geneva-based UN Human Rights Council to examine and report back on a specific country situation. The experts are not UN staff, nor are they paid for their work.Click here for names of the experts. /UN News Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). 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Graton Distilling Company to Expand Distribution of Its D. George Benham’s…

first_imgLinkedin Home Industry News Releases Graton Distilling Company to Expand Distribution of Its D. George Benham’s Sonoma…Industry News ReleasesSpirits BusinessGraton Distilling Company to Expand Distribution of Its D. George Benham’s Sonoma Dry GinBy Press Release – April 10, 2017 284 1 Twitter Facebook TAGSConsumerGraton Distilling CompanyPurple Wine + Spirits Email AdvertisementCraft Distillery Seeks Broader Audience for Artisanal SpiritApril 4, 2017 – Graton CA; Graton Distilling Company is pleased to announce that it is expanding the distribution footprint for its award-winning D. George Benham’s Sonoma Dry Gin.  The highly anticipated drive toward national distribution, which began in March of 2017 with Chicago’s Heritage Distributing and continues in April with Opici Family Distributing in Metro New York, will be followed by kick-offs in key urban markets throughout the spring and summer.Launched in California in early 2016, D. George Benham’s Sonoma Dry Gin is handmade at the Graton Distilling Company at its custom-built distillery in Western Sonoma County California. This artisan gin is the first release in an exciting portfolio of craft spirits (including an American blended whisky, grain-to-glass rye and a 10-year-old bourbon) currently in the works there. The award-winning flavor profile of Benham’s Gin is driven by a unique combination of 12 distinct botanicals including local-sourced and hand-zested Meyer Lemon and Buddha’s Hand, Tuscan juniper, star anise, galangal and peppermint. Each botanical is then individually vapor distilled to the point of peak extraction and then blended into a beautifully balance proprietary blend.“Our Gin has a hand-made character that is really special,” notes Proprietor, Derek Benham. “For instance, we use fresh local hand-zested citrus because we know the bright intense flavor is worth the extra work. The final product is a gorgeous cocktail in and of itself and a creative base for cocktails that are both striking and unique.”ABOUT GRATON DISTILLING COMPANYGraton Distilling Company, established in 2015, is located in the tiny town of Graton, California. Independently owned by Derek Behnam and part of his dynamic Purple Wine + Spirits company, this stand-alone distillery is dedicated to producing carefully crafted spirits that reflect the artistry, local flavor and rustic vibe of its western Sonoma County location. For more information please visit www.gratondistilling.comAdvertisement Pinterest ReddIt Share Previous articleAfternoon Brief, April 7Next articleThe Prosecco DOC Consortium Announces the Launch of ‘Casa Prosecco DOC USA’ Press Releaselast_img read more

Strategic Flexible Funding Facility Gets $5 Million

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail A sum of $5 million has been allocated to the Strategic Flexible Funding Facility in the 2013/2014 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives.The aim of the project is to respond to the strategic short-term development needs of the Government of Jamaica, by facilitating well defined short-term interventions needing high quality research and analysis, which will have high impact with quick turn around time.Achievements up to February, 2013 include: costing of the Public Sector Transformation Programme; contract for Short-Term Policy Based Loan Consultant; development of a growth inducement strategy for Jamaica; implementation of Public Sector Investment Prioritization System; draft of a Debt Management Law; research and documentation of Public Sector Transformation Process; and a study tour to review public sector transformation process in Singapore.Other achievements include the revision of the Financial Stability Law; functional reorganisation of the Public Enterprises Division of the Ministry of Finance and Planning; Financial Services Commission Legislative Reform; attrition study for removal of 30 vacant posts from the public sector; and revision of Commonwealth Caribbean and Jamaica’s Legislation.Anticipated targets for the new fiscal year include: revision of the Securities Act, Probate Law, and the revised Consolidated Supervision provisions; amendment of the Companies Act; reforms of the taxation system; and the issuing of drafting instruction for the Omnibus Legislation.The programme is being funded by the Government of Jamaica and the United Nations Development Programme. It is scheduled to be completed by December 2013.By Latonya Linton, JIS Reporter Advertisements RelatedPrime Minister Golding Announces Cabinet Changes Strategic Flexible Funding Facility Gets $5 Million ParliamentApril 10, 2013center_img RelatedStrategic Flexible Funding Facility Gets $5 Million RelatedCabinet Signs Off on Measures to Advance IMF Negotiationslast_img read more

SMMUSD to fully reopen schools next month

first_imgHomeFeaturedSMMUSD to fully reopen schools next month Mar. 27, 2021 at 6:00 amFeaturedNewsSMMUSD to fully reopen schools next monthClara Harter3 months agoNewsreopening schoolsmmusd The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District has plans to fully reopen elementary schools on April 19 and secondary schools on April 26.All schools will have strict Covid-19 safety protocols in place and parents will be asked to fill out a form indicating whether their child will attend school in-person or remain in distance learning.Elementary students not returning in-person will be assigned a new teacher and new class with other distance learning-only students in the same grade. Secondary students continuing with distance learning will keep their same teachers.Schools will not be opening in-person the first week after spring break as state guidelines require that anyone who left the state must quarantine for 10 days upon their return, and staff need time to prepare new schedules and protocols.All schools will follow a program of modified distance learning the week of April 12. Secondary schools will have a hybrid in-person schedule the week of April 19 to give students and staff the opportunity to adjust before fully returning on April 26.On Thursday a panel of doctors and administrators presented the measures the District is taking to protect everyone on campus, which include mandatory masking, classroom ventilation, three feet distance between desks, teacher vaccinations, diagnostic testing and contact tracing.Experts said that if all these steps are followed the risk of Covid-19 transmission on campus will be minimal.“I would assure parents that if we carefully follow the guidelines that we’ve set out, we can create schools that are safe for in-person learning,” said Dr. Will Nicolas, a director at the L.A. County Department of Public Health. “I say this now that we have good evidence that, in general, schools are not hubs for Covid transmission. Transmission is lower in schools than it is in the community.”Per newly updated CDC guidelines that have also been approved by the L.A. County Department of Public Health, desks only need to be spaced three feet apart inside classrooms. This adjustment allows the District to bring all students on campus at the same time instead of relying on a hybrid model.“The bottom line is that there was no measurable difference in the risk faced either by students or by the staff between the school districts that were using a three foot versus the six foot threshold,” said UCLA Professor Dr. Lloyd-Smith, an expert in Covid-19 transmission.Students will be required to wear their masks at all times unless they are eating or drinking and are not permitted on campus with any symptoms of illness. All classrooms have updated air circulation systems and all eating will be done outdoors with six feet between students. The District has strict isolation and contract tracing protocols and will share all information about potential outbreaks on their online Covid-19 dashboard.“We will absolutely enforce the rules. We will be dogged about it. We are going to monitor things very carefully,” said Superintendent Ben Drati. “I think the biggest prevention for us is going to be educating the parents and students and then establishing a social contract with each other.”Vaccinations are well underway for staff and are another key tool in safely reopening schools. According to Superintendent Drati, all staff members who want to get vaccinated have already received at least one dose. Students over the age of 16 are encouraged to get vaccinated once they become eligible on April [email protected] :Newsreopening schoolsmmusdshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentNo new trial for man convicted of shooting SMPD officerUCLA, USC go from late night to NCAA prime-time spotlightYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall5 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson16 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter16 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor16 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press16 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press16 hours agolast_img read more

Billy Kehrig, Will Marsh and the Section Five weekend roundup

first_img This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Follow on Facebook Subscribe by Email By Paul Gotham on April 17, 2017No Comment Billy Kehrig, Will Marsh and the Section Five weekend roundup Connect on Linked in Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.center_img Nick Tomei scored three runs in game two of McQuaid’s doubleheader sweep on Sunday. (Photo: Sue Kane)Pittsford Mendon 10 Mynderse 0Same Cestra and Hudson Bockmier combined on a five-hit shutout, and Pittsford Mendon improved to 2-3 on the season. Jared Petrichick finished 2-for-4 with four RBI including a three-run single in the fifth. Petrichick also scored two runs. George Gines singled and scored in a two-run first. Gives went 2-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored. Colin Smith had two hits in four trips to the plate and scored two runs. Grady Smith drove in a run with a single.Pittsford Sutherland 3 Halifax County (VA) 2Senior Will Marsh hit a go-ahead RBI triple in the top of the seventh to give Sutherland a 3-2 lead. Marsh finished the day 2-for-4 with a home run, a triple and two RBI. Graham Schild picked up the win in relief going three shutout innings giving up one hit and striking out three.  Halifax dropped to 8-2 with the loss.McQuaid 11 Mashpee (MA) 7 game oneBilly Kehrig paced a 10-hit attack with four hits in four trips to the plate and collected four RBI and scored a run as McQuaid erased an early deficit. Kehrig sparked a four-run second with a leadoff single as the Knights grabbed a 4-3 edge and did not trail again. Tim Fitzgerald drove in a run with a hit. Tyler Griggs tripled, scored and collected an RBI. Richie Gleason and Tyler Cyrus both pitched a scoreless inning of relief.McQuaid 8 Mashpee (MA) 6 game twoBilly Kehrig drove in two runs with three hits and scored a run as McQuaid jumped out to six-run lead and improved to 5-2 on the season. Mack Duffy started and went four innings allowing two runs on three hits while striking out seven and walking six. Nick Tomei walked three times and scored three runs. Mashpee scored four runs in the seventh.Middle Township (NJ) 13 Spencerport 0Jarod Barnard struck out four over four and a third in the loss. Raymond Richards went 2-for-2 at the plate to lead Rangers.Webster Schroeder 6 Corning-Painted Post 1 (IV)Phil Ferranti finished the game 2-for-2 and delivered the big blow in  a four-run sixth as the Warriors put the game out of reach. The senior catcher collected two walks, three RBI and two runs scored. READ MORE.  Billy Kehrig, Pittsford Mendon, RBI, Section Five Share on Facebook Billy Kehrig, Will Marsh and the Section Five weekend roundup added by Paul Gotham on April 17, 2017View all posts by Paul Gotham →FacebookTwitter分享by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksSponsor ContentBig Data Courses | Search AdOnline Big Data Courses Might Be Better than You ThinkBig Data Courses | Search AdCosmoWomensTop 30 Most Beautiful Women in the WorldCosmoWomensLovely&HealthyTop 10 Most Dangerous Cruises In The World Lovely&Healthyby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksMore from Pickin’ SplintersBaron keeps Bonaventure close to his heart – Pickin’ SplintersTah-Jae Hill, Zion Morrison and the Starting Five – Pickin’ Splinters”If you had a Mount Rushmore of MCC baseball, he’s on there.” Longtime assistant Jack Christensen passes away – Pickin’ Splinters Add to Google+ Print This Postlast_img read more