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The HIA has released its latest Housing Affordability Index. Image: AAP/Dave Hunt.HIA’s Affordability Index is calculated for each of the eight capital cities and regional areas on a quarterly basis and takes into account latest dwelling prices, mortgage interest rates and wage developments. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus19 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market19 hours ago“Affordability in Sydney improved by 1.9 per cent as a result of the reduction in dwelling prices over the past six months, while in Melbourne the outcome was largely unchanged as price growth remains solid,” HIA senior economist Shane Garrett said. But Digital Finance Analytics principal Martin North said the index did not necessarily take account of the tighter lending standards currently in play. RECORD $11.6M BEACHFRONT SALE SWITCH ON THE LUXURY PROPERTY CONFIDENCE AT RECORD HIGH Housing affordability has improved in Australia’s capital cities, according to the HIA. Image: AAP/Sam Mooy.HOUSING affordability has improved in most of Australia’s capital cities in 2018, thanks mostly to price falls in Sydney.The Housing Industry Association’s latest Affordability Index reveals homes became 0.2 per cent more affordable in the first three months of the year.But the improvement was limited by strong home price growth in markets like Melbourne and Hobart. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE Housing affordability has improved in most of Australia’s capital cities in 2018, according to the HIA. Image: AAP/Paul Miller.“In any case, in most centres, affordability is still well below the long term averages,” he noted.Mr Garrett said the current interest rate settings continued to benefit affordability, but it remained a challenge in the larger capital cities.“The root cause of the problem is that the cost of producing new houses and apartments is still too high,” he said.“Governments need to focus on solutions involving lower land costs, a more nimble planning system and a lighter taxation burden on new home building.” A house for sale in Sydney. Image: AAP/Paul Miller.
Oil and natural gas production abroad New records in pre-salt production In June, oil production operated by Petrobras, which includes own share and partners, in the pre-salt layer, hit two new records: the monthly record, at 1.35 million bpd, and the daily record, achieved on June 19, at 1.42 million barrels. In addition, operated oil and natural gas production reached the new record of 1.69 million boed.These results are due mainly to the production start at platform P-66, in the Lula field, and the entry into production of new producer wells throughout 2017 on FPSOs Cidade de Caraguatatuba, Cidade of Ilhabela, Cidade de Maricá, Cidade de Mangaratiba and Cidade de Saquarema – all of them installed in Santos Basin. In June, oil production in overseas fields was at 65 thousand bpd, a volume 0.1% higher than the previous month.Natural gas production was 8.1 million m³/d, 13% below the volume produced in May 2017. This reduction was mainly the result of lower demand for gas production in Bolivia and production drop in the Hadrian South field, in the USA. Brazilian oil giant Petrobras reached two new records in its production from the pre-salt layer in June. The state-owned company reported on Monday that its total oil and natural gas production in June was 2.81 million barrels of oil equivalent per day (boed), of which 2.70 million boed produced in Brazil and 113 thousand boed produced abroad.The average oil production in Brazil was 2.20 million barrels per day (bpd), a volume 0.6% higher than in May. The company explained that this result was due mainly to the return to production after scheduled stoppage of platform P-43, in the Barracuda and Caratinga fields, in Campos Basin, and FPSO Cidade de Mangaratiba, in the Lula field, in Santos Basin’s pre-salt.In June, natural gas production in Brazil, excluding the liquefied volume, was 80.3 million m³/d, 1.8% above the previous month. The company stated that this increase was due mainly to the return to production of FPSO Cidade de Mangaratiba.
Kilkenny will return to the Marble City with the O’Duffy Cup for the first time since 1994 today. Their senior camogie side ended a 22-year drought with a 1-13 to 1-9 win over Cork. It completed a successful day for the Cats at Croke Park, as their Intermediate side also saw off the Rebelettes 3-6 to 0-11.
MLB Opening Day 2019 is in the books.All 30 teams were in action on Thursday’s MLB schedule, with games spread out across the day. While Opening Day this year was technically March 20 when the Mariners and Athletics played a two-game series in Japan, Thursday was officially baseball’s Opening Day. MORE: Sign up to watch ‘ChangeUp,’ a new MLB live whiparound show on DAZNAll of the stars were back in action, including Mike Trout, Mookie Betts, Christian Yelich and new Phillie Bryce Harper. Top prospects Fernando Tatis Jr., Eloy Jimenez and Pete Alonso all made their MLB debuts.While Thursday was a monumental day for baseball, this is your annual reminder not to overreact. Most teams still have 161 games to play after this one, but Thursday should offer a glimpse of what is to come this baseball season. Sporting News tracked all the action from Opening Day for the 2019 MLB season. Keep up with the latest baseball scores and highlights with our live updates from Thursday’s games below.SN’s 2019 EXPERT PREDICTIONSWorld Series, awards picks | 27 things that will happenMLB scores from Opening Day 2019SN’s MLB scoreboard has all the stats and scores from every game on Opening Day. MLB Opening Day scheduleYankees 7, Orioles 2Mets 2, Nationals 0Brewers 5, Cardinals 4Phillies 10, Braves 4Tigers 2, Blue Jays 0 (10)Astros 5, Rays 1Cubs 12, Rangers 4Athletics 4, Angels 0Reds 5, Pirates 3Rockies 6, Marlins 2Twins 2, Indians 0Padres 2, Giants 0Dodgers 12, Diamondbacks 5Royals 5, White Sox 3Mariners 12, Red Sox 4MORE: Sign up to watch ‘ChangeUp,’ a new MLB live whip-around show on DAZNOpening Day 2019 live updates, highlightsRed Sox vs. Mariners10:45 p.m.: It’s over in Seattle. J.D. Martinez grounds to Dee Gordon for the final out. The Mariners are 3-0 after battering the reigning world champs. FINAL: Mariners 12, Red Sox 4.10:30 p.m.: Catching up: Santana launches a two-run homer off Tyler Thornburg in the seventh. Boston’s bullpen has allowed five runs thus far. Mariners 12, Red Sox 4. 9:51 p.m.: A fielding error scores Santana with two outs. Mariners 10, Red Sox 4.9:46 p.m.: The bat never leaves Jay Bruce’s shoulder as he is walked in four-straight pitches. Mariners 9, Red Sox 4.9:44 p.m.: Mariners have the bases loaded with one out in the sixth, threatening to add to their lead. Heath Hembree relieves Velazquez.9:25 p.m.: Benintendi adds one more run in the sixth with a single, scoring Nunez, to draw things a little closer. Mariners 8, Red Sox 4.9:20 p.m.: Christian Vazquez doubles, scoring Eduarda Nunez. Marco Gonzales is pulled for Roesnis Elias after 5.1 innings of 9-hit baseball. Mariners 8, Red Sox 3.9:03 p.m.: Ryon Healy joins the homer-parade with a solo-shot to left. Mariners 8, Red Sox 2.8:39 p.m.: It’s a short day for Sale as he is pulled after three innings. He allows seven runs on six hits and walks two. Hector Velazquez is on in relief.8:30 p.m.: Following a second mound visit for Sale, David Freitas hits a sac fly to score Mallex Smith. Mariners 7, Red Sox 2.8:27 p.m.: The nightmare continues for Chris Sale as the dream lives on for Beckham. Beckham hits a two-run homer to push the lead to four. Mariners 6, Red Sox 2.8:21 p.m.: Edward Encarnacion nails a 414-foot homer to centerfield. Sale has already thrown 65 pitches through 2.1 innings. Mariners 4, Red Sox 2.8:02 p.m.: And Seattle takes the lead! Domingo Santana ropes a two-run double and Sale doesn’t look like himself early on. Mariners 3, Red Sox 2. 7:52 p.m.: Tim Beckham’s hot start to the season continues. He takes Sale deep and the Mariners are within one in the second. Red Sox 2, Mariners 1. 7:48 p.m.: Eduardo Nunez and Jackie Bradley Jr. both reach base and use their speed to execute a double steal, setting up an Andrew Benintendi sacrifice fly. Red Sox 2, Mariners 0.7:18 p.m.: The defending champs get on the board fast, thanks to a J.D. Martinez RBI single. Red Sox 1, Mariners 0.7:08 p.m.: The final game of the day will pit Marco Gonzales against Chris Sale. First one of the season. 👊Your #OpeningDay @ParkWhiz Lineup: pic.twitter.com/o7BivyitRn— Boston Red Sox (@RedSox) March 28, 2019Your 2019 Mariners Opening Day lineup. 😤#TrueToTheBlue pic.twitter.com/TH5HoGKZgk— Seattle Mariners (@Mariners) March 28, 2019White Sox vs. Royals9:16 p.m.: Yolmer Sanchez lines out to end the game and comeback bid. FINAL: Royals 5, White Sox 3.9:06 p.m.: Daniel Palka grounds into fielder’s choice, scoring Moncada. Tim Anderson singles in next at-bat to score Jimenez with two outs in the ninth. Royals 5, White Sox 3.9:00 p.m.: Jimenez gets his first career RBI…by way of a hit-by-pitch. Sox are on the board. Royals 5, White Sox 1.8:59 p.m.: The White Sox are down to their final two outs, but have the bases loaded with Jimenez at the plate.8:35 p.m.: Keller’s day is done. He went seven scoreless innings, allowing just two hits with five strikeouts.8:24 p.m.: Soler doubles to deep left and scores Gordon. Royals 5, White Sox 0.8:21 p.m.: Mondesi picks up his second triple of the night and scores Whit Merrifield. Royals 4, White Sox 0.7:59 p.m.: The Royals tack on another run but leave the bases loaded. Royals 3, White Sox 0.7:46 p.m.: And Jorge Soler cashes in on the opportunity, bringing home a run with a single. Royals 2, White Sox 0. 7:43 p.m.: Keller is up to six shutout innings now and the Royals’ offense is threatening. 7:22 p.m.: Not much offense to go around in this one. Brad Keller has five strikeouts through five shutout innings and the teams have combined for just two hits.7:01 p.m.: Adalberto Mondesi triples and scores on Alex Gordon’s sacrifice fly and the Royals are on the board first. Royals 1, White Sox 0.6:51 p.m.: Jimenez has struck out twice now as this game remains scoreless. 6:17 p.m.: Eloy Jimenez, batting fifth, strikes out in his first MLB at-bat5:04 p.m.: The game is underway following a nearly two-hour delay.Here it is… your #OpeningDay Lineup! pic.twitter.com/JTtbCD2RYp— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) March 28, 2019Without further ado…Here is your 2019 #OpeningDay lineup!#AlwaysRoyal pic.twitter.com/DixvkH55sm— Kansas City Royals (@Royals) March 28, 2019Indians vs. Twins6:37 p.m.: Another pitchers’ duel ends in a Minnesota win. Berrios outduels Kluber and Rocco Baldelli gets his first win as a manager. FINAL: Twins 2, Indians 05:54 p.m.: Finally some runs in Minnesota. Marwin Gonzalez delivers a two-run to break the scoreless tie. Corey Kluber had been fantastic up to that point. Twins 2, Indians 0.4:10 p.m.: Jose Berrios and Corey Kluber will be the starting pitchers for two teams who are expected to be at the top of the AL Central.Indians Opening Day lineup (NSFW)1. CF Leonys Martín2. 3B Jose Ramirez3. RF Tyler Naquin4. 1B Carlos Santana5. DH Hanley Ramirez6. LF Jake Bauers7. C Roberto Perez8. 2B Brad Miller9. SS Eric StametsSP Corey Kluber— Zack Meisel (@ZackMeisel) March 28, 2019Game one. #OpeningDay #MNTwinshttps://t.co/wmTONiIOWL pic.twitter.com/haEzcbOnWT— Minnesota Twins (@Twins) March 28, 2019Diamondbacks vs. [email protected] are on pace for 1,296 homers. #OpeningDay pic.twitter.com/cCY6MXt5L0— MLB (@MLB) March 29, 20197:01 p.m.: Dodgers win on the back of an MLB record eight Opening Day home runs. Dodgers 12, Diamondbacks 5. 7:00 p.m.: A comeback is improbably, but the Diamondbacks are at least chipping away with three runs in the top of the ninth. Dodgers 12, Diamondbacks 5.6:33 p.m.: Eight home runs for the Dodgers now! Cody Bellinger and Hernandez add seventh inning home runs. The ball is flying out of Dodger Stadium. Dodgers 12, Diamondbacks 2. 6:30 p.m.: Max Muncy is out to prove that his 2018 wasn’t a fluke. He hits the sixth Dodger home run of the game. Dodgers 10, Diamondbacks 2.6:20 p.m.: Christian Walker hits the Diamondbacks’ second solo shot on Thursday. Dodgers 9, Diamondbacks 2. 6:15 p.m.: What a day for Joc Pederson! He hits his second home run of the game and the Dodgers increase their lead. Dodgers 9, Diamondbacks 1.Can’t stop @yungjoc650. #OpeningDayLA pic.twitter.com/M5KEhq3ZBr— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) March 28, 20196:00 p.m.: Welcome to Arizona, Adam Jones! He homers in the fourth for the Diamondbacks’ first run of the game. Dodgers 7, Diamondbacks 1.5:43 p.m.: The rout continues as Seager adds a home run. Dodgers 7, Diamondbacks 0Welcome back, @coreyseager_5. #OpeningDay pic.twitter.com/157WvJaoOl— MLB (@MLB) March 28, 20195:27 p.m.: Kiké Hernandez and Austin Barnes go back-to-back as Greinke is getting lit up. Dodgers 6, Diamondbacks 0.4:59 p.m.: Joc Pederson’s big day continues as he adds a two-run home run. Dodgers 3, Diamondbacks 0.4:35 p.m.: The Dodgers get a run home on Zack Greinke thanks ot a Max Muncy RBI groundout. Joc Pederson helped set it up with a double off the wall. Dodgers 1, Diamondbacks 0. 4:10 p.m.: Corey Seager makes his return after missing all of 2018.Let’s do this! #RattleOn pic.twitter.com/8GpX2GgWHJ— Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) March 28, 2019Today’s #OpeningDayLA lineup vs. D-backs:Pederson LFSeager SSTurner 3BMuncy 1BPollock CFBellinger RFHernández 2BBarnes CRyu P#Dodgers | @Biofreeze pic.twitter.com/h9U0VSw4pp— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) March 28, 2019Pirates vs. Reds7:06 p.m.: After a 12-pitch at-bat, Hernandez gets Dickerson to ground out with the bases loaded and the Reds win. FINAL: Reds 5, Pirates 3.6:54 p.m.: Amir Garrett gets a clutch strikeouts, but David Bell will make the switch to David Hernandez to try to get the final out.6:49 p.m.: Pirates are threatening against Raisel Iglesias. They have two on and just one out and it appears Iglesias’ day is done.6:39 p.m.: The Pirates get a run back on Corey Dickerson’s solo home run. Reds 5, Pirates 36:18 p.m.: Derek Dietrich delivers a pinch-hit three-run home run in the seventh inning and the Reds are in the lead! Reds 5, Pirates 2.6:09 p.m.: Jose Peraza goes deep off Taillon to tie the game in the bottom of the seventh. Pirates 2, Reds 2.5:56 p.m.: Pittsburgh takes the lead back on Jung-Ho Kang’s two-run single. The Pirates took advantage of some lackadasical fielding from the Reds to score the second run. Pirates 2, Reds 1.4:44 p.m.: Jose Iglesias starts his Reds career with a bang, driving in a run with a double to put Cincinnati up. Reds 1, Pirates 0.Welcome to Cincinnati, José Iglesias!#RedsOpeningDay | #BornToBaseball pic.twitter.com/UewEN4cvcL— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) March 28, 20194:10 p.m.: Jameson Taillon vs. Luis Castillo in the NL Central battle.And now the moment you’ve been waiting for…Here is our #OpeningDay lineup, presented by Honda.#LetsGoBucs pic.twitter.com/ENF7Rpyhju— Pirates (@Pirates) March 28, 2019ICYMI, here is your 2019 #RedsOpeningDay lineup.#BornToBaseball pic.twitter.com/qm3FepBOn1— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) March 28, 2019Rockies vs. Marlins7:09 p.m.: The Rockies close out a relatively stress-free win against the Marlins. FINAL: Rockies 6, Marlins 26:45 p.m.: Neil Walker adds the second solo homer for the Marlins today. Freeland exited before the inning, but he was great, surrendering just one earned run in seven innings. Rockies 6, Marlins 2. 6:10 p.m.: Kyle Freeland’s shutout is broken up on a home run by J.T. Riddle. Rockies 6, Marlins 1.5:47 p.m.: After an inconspicuous start, the Rockies have scored four runs in the fourth inning and two more in the fifth. Ryan McMahon has two RBI and Trevor Story has a home run. Rockies 6, Marlins 0.4:10 p.m.: The Opening Day starting lineups:Now it’s all about wins, baby. Let’s start racking them up today! #Rockies x #OpeningDay pic.twitter.com/Lc02FgjJaC— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) March 28, 2019Our team. Our City. Let’s do this, #JuntosMiami.Roof: CLOSED👀: @FOXSportsFL👂: @MarlinsRadio📝: https://t.co/xD3bGpIeV1#OpeningDay pic.twitter.com/TbowXtBjPw— Miami Marlins (@Marlins) March 28, 2019Giants vs. Padres6:31 p.m.: Not a lot of runs in San Diego, but the Padres don’t mind. Kirby Yates finishes up the shutout. Wil Myers was the star on Thursday. Fernando Tatis went 2-for-3 and Machado struck out twice in three at-bats. FINAL: Padres 2, Giants 0.5:58 p.m.: Eric Lauer is removed after six scoreless innings. He let up just four hits and outdueled Bumgarner. 5:46 p.m.: Myers with his second RBI of the game, this time via a single. Padres 2, Giants 0.4:58 p.m.: Not the best start for Bumgarner as Wil Myers takes him deep. Padres 1, Giants 0. 4:42 p.m.: Tatis knocks a base hit through the left side for his first MLB hit.First at-bat, first big league hit for @tatis_jr. #OpeningDay pic.twitter.com/HXCaVcHc0i— MLB (@MLB) March 28, 20194:24 p.m.: Machado strikes out in his first at-bat as a Padre. At least he got a warm ovation.4:10 p.m.: Manny Machado makes his Padres debut and Fernando Tatis Jr. makes his MLB debut.Our #OpeningDay starting nine, powered by @Biofreeze.#SFGiants pic.twitter.com/VMOaD9IlKP— San Francisco Giants (@SFGiants) March 28, 2019Your #SDOpeningDay lineup features Manny Machado making his #Padres debut, @tatis_jr making his Major League debut, and @e_lauer10 on the hill for the first time to start this season! pic.twitter.com/AuQuMlRVQi— San Diego Padres (@Padres) March 28, 2019Angels vs. Athletics6:37 p.m.: The A’s close out a victory in just 2:18 and they are now 1-2 this season. FINAL: A’s 4, Angels 05:50 p.m.: Khris Davis picks up where he left off in Japan with his second home run of the season. A’s 4, Angels 0.Second deck? Khrushed. #OpeningDay pic.twitter.com/eOsDnRAr01— MLB (@MLB) March 28, 20195:19 p.m.: Marcus Semien adds to the lead with a home run. Former Athletic Cahill isn’t at his best today. A’s 3, Angels 0.Mar-CRUSHED! 3-0, us! #RootedInOakland pic.twitter.com/SsLllu6Npx— Oakland Athletics 🌳🐘⚾️ (@Athletics) March 28, 20195:03 p.m.: The A’s tack on another off Trevor Cahill. Stephen Piscotty hits an RBI double. A’s 2, Angels 0.4:43 p.m.: The A’s score first. Chad Pinder delivers a sacrifice fly after Jurickson Profar’s triple. A’s 1, Angels 0.4:13 p.m.: Mike Trout’s highly-anticipated first at-bat is a flyout to center field.4:07 p.m.: The lineups for the AL West battle: We’re ready for #OpeningDay. Are you? #TheHaloWayGame Preview » https://t.co/mEBsPHjncU pic.twitter.com/vBsaYSMg1j— Los Angeles Angels (@Angels) March 28, 2019First Coliseum lineup of 2019.#RootedInOakland #OpeningDay pic.twitter.com/ATYlubMI9h— Oakland Athletics 🌳🐘⚾️ (@Athletics) March 28, 2019Tigers vs. Blue Jays6:34 p.m.: Shane Greene gets the save as the lifeless Blue Jays offense gets just two hits in 10 innings. FINAL: TIgers 2, Blue Jays 0.6:26 p.m.: Rookie Christin Stewart breaks the scoreless tie with a two-run homer and the Tigers have the lead. Tigers 2, Blue Jays 0.6:15 p.m.: We are headed to extra innings. Not a great day for offense.5:51 p.m.: His no-hitter ended before Zimmermann’s, but Stroman doesn’t look too shabby out there. Still scoreless.Ready to binge the new season of the Stroshow. #OpeningDay pic.twitter.com/RsEJAYVVZg— MLB (@MLB) March 28, 20195:42 p.m.: Teoscar Hernandez breaks up the perfect game with an infield single. Great effort by Josh Harrison but he couldn’t make the throw in time.5:27 p.m.: Zimmermann is perfect through six. 5:20 p.m.: Nicholas Castellanos breaks up Marcus Stroman’s no-hit bid. 5:14 p.m.: Zimmermann and Stroman have dualing no-hitters through five innings. A pitcher’s duel at its finest.4:07 p.m.: Jordan Zimmermann vs. Marcus Stroman in the north of the border contest.Game 1: Harrison 2b, Castellanos rf, Cabrera 1b, Candelario 3b, Goodrum dh, Stewart lf, Greiner c, Mahtook cf, Mercer ss— Anthony Fenech (@anthonyfenech) March 28, 2019The wait is FINALLY over!Here is your #OpeningDay lineup! pic.twitter.com/0Kaxcc3W2B— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) March 28, 2019Cubs vs. Rangers7:16 p.m.: Mike Montgomery gets the final out one batter later and the Cubs win on Opening Day. Baez led the way with a pair of dingers. FINAL: Cubs 12, Rangers 47:14 p.m.: Nomar Mazara gives the Rangers another highlight with a two-run homer in the ninth inning. Cubs 12, Rangers 46:41 p.m.: After an injury-riddled 2018, Kris Bryant gets off on the right foot this season with a two-run home run. The Rangers bullpen has allowed six earned runs in 2.1 innings. Cubs 12, Rangers 26:21 p.m.: Jon Lester wraps up a quality start, going six innings and giving up two runs. 6:15 p.m: The Cubs have added two more runs off the Rangers’ bullpen. Cubs 9, Rangers 25:30 p.m.: Baez with another home run, this time a three-run shot off former Cub Jesse Chavez, to break this one open. Cubs 7, Rangers [email protected] hits the first #Cubs home run of 2019.Then he hits the second! #EverybodyIn pic.twitter.com/M9p5H8yUWQ— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) March 28, 20195:21 p.m.: The Cubs take the lead on an RBI single by Jason Heyward and RBI double by Mark Zagunis. Chicago is threatening for more as well. Cubs 3, Rangers 2.5:01 p.m.: Cubs fans love the sight of this. They get one back with a Javier Baez solo home run. Rangers 2, Cubs 1.4:54 p.m.: Elvis Andrus breaks the scoreless tie with a two-run homer off Lester. Both of the Rangers hits in the inning came with two outs. Rangers 2, Cubs 0. Our team. Our City. Let’s do this, #JuntosMiami.Roof: CLOSED👀: @FOXSportsFL👂: @MarlinsRadio📝: https://t.co/xD3bGpIeV1#OpeningDay pic.twitter.com/TbowXtBjPw— Miami Marlins (@Marlins) March 28, 20194:05 p.m.: Today’s starting lineups:Here is our #OpeningDay lineup! #EverybodyInGame preview: https://t.co/szx0fVBWwW pic.twitter.com/UmkJWq6UKt— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) March 28, 2019The wait is over.Gameday: https://t.co/52Xah2LqhG pic.twitter.com/kdRsUv9ukH— Texas Rangers (@Rangers) March 28, 2019Astros vs. Rays5:40 p.m.: Justin Verlander’s outstanding outing is rewarded as the bullpen finishes the gem off. FINAL: Astros 5, Rays 15:26 p.m.: The Astros lineup is showing why it’s one of baseball’s best. Jose Altuve adds to the home run party. Astros 5, Rays 1.‘Tuve trot. #OpeningDay pic.twitter.com/38hsaiVi6Q— MLB (@MLB) March 28, 20194:58 p.m.: Another home run for Houston! New Astro Michael Brantley goes yard off the reigning AL Cy Young winner. Astros 4, Rays 1.DEEEEEP to right! #TakeItBack pic.twitter.com/P44LtYJSMU— Houston Astros (@astros) March 28, 20194:54 p.m.: George Springer with a mammoth three-run home run to center field to put Houston on top. Astros 3, Rays 1.Third straight #OpeningDay HR for @GeorgeSpringer! pic.twitter.com/v7PO8tJwC2— Houston Astros (@astros) March 28, 20194:10 p.m.: After Houston goes down in order, Austin Meadows hits a leadoff home run for Tampa Bay. That’s how you set the tone. Rays 1, Astros 0.4:02 p.m.: Justin Verlander vs. Blake Snell. This one shouldn’t disappoint. Here are the starting lineups: We like this look. https://t.co/234OhQYxh1 #RaysUp | #OpeningDay pic.twitter.com/VDOoBRbOE4— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) March 28, 2019#OpeningDay⚾️ 3:00pm CT📺 @ATTSportsNetSW📻 @SportsTalk790 & 850 AM#TakeItBack pic.twitter.com/M1lWTU8LxQ— Houston Astros (@astros) March 28, 2019Braves vs. Phillies6:13 p.m.: Sophomore sensation Ronald Acuña drives in a run in the eighth but Pat Neshek slams the door in the ninth inning and the Phillies get a big win on Opening Day. FINAL: Phillies 10, Braves 45:49 p.m.: Slam time in Philly. Rhys Hoskins with a grand slam and that should just about do it. Phillies 10, Braves 3.Phantastic 4 (runs).(MLB x @PapaJohns) pic.twitter.com/bQHQAOMw4s— MLB (@MLB) March 28, 20195:34 p.m.: The Braves get a couple of runs back on newly-acquired Matt Joyce’s two-run blast. Phillies 6, Braves 3.5:17 p.m.: Maikel Franco has blown this game wide open with a three-run home run off Shane Carle. Phillies fans are happy despite Harper’s early struggles. Phillies 6, Braves 1.4:36 p.m.: The Phillies score two runs in the fourth off Teheran. Odubel Herrera and Cesar Hernandez had RBI singles, although Harper struck out in the same inning. Phillies 3, Braves 1.3:34 p.m.: The Braves get a run back on Nick Markakis’ RBI single. Ronald Acuna singled and stole second base to set it up. Phillies 1, Braves 1.Nick picks up right where he left off.#OpeningDay | #ChopOn pic.twitter.com/XU1qH1UHFS— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) March 28, 20193:19 p.m.: Harper grounds out to first base in his first at-bat.It’s @bryceharper3’s first game as a Phillie and we will show you all of his at-bats. Watch live here. #MLBTwitterHitter https://t.co/XART2PyZjp— MLB (@MLB) March 28, 20193:17 p.m.: In his first at-bat as a Phillie, Andrew McCutchen goes deep. Phillies 1, Braves [email protected] starts the party. pic.twitter.com/uHqOYddmL1— Philadelphia Phillies (@Phillies) March 28, 20193:10 p.m.: Bryce Harper is hitting third for Philadelphia, which will throw Aaron Nola vs. Julio Teheran.Cardinals vs. Brewers4:47 p.m.: What a catch! Lorenzo Cain robs Jose Martinez of a game-tying home run in the ninth inning to end the game. The Brewers win and Hader gets a two-inning save. FINAL: Brewers 5, Cardinals 4LO CAIN. FOR. THE. WIN. 😱 #OpeningDay pic.twitter.com/2B34gddRLh— MLB (@MLB) March 28, 20194:39 p.m.: John Gant escapes a jam and this game will head to the ninth with the Cardinals needing a run to tie the game. 4:32 p.m.: Josh Hader strikes out the side in his first inning of the season. Not bad.4:11 p.m.: Kolten Wong hits his second home run of the game and the Cardinals are within a run. Brewers 5, Cardinals 4.3:45 p.m.: Chacin exits with one out in the sixth inning. He allowed three runs and added a home run for himself. This game will be turned over to the Brewers bullpen. 3:30 p.m.: Brewers pitcher Chacin homers. How about that! The fifth home run of the game. Brewers 5, Cardinals 3.#PitchersWhoRake are so back. #OpeningDay pic.twitter.com/874LP1Vug7— MLB (@MLB) March 28, 20192:57 p.m.: Christian Yelich is back, folks! He hits a three-run homer off Mikolas in the third to put Milwaukee ahead. Miller Park is in a frenzy. Brewers 4, Cardinals 3.Yeli picking up where he left off. #OpeningDay pic.twitter.com/MElRm9f9E0— MLB (@MLB) March 28, 20192:41 p.m.: It’s turning into a slugfest early. Mike Moustakas, who re-signed with the Brewers in the offseason, goes deep. Cardinals 3, Brewers 1.2:31 p.m.: And Harrison Bader follows it up with a home run of his own to go back-to-back. Cardinals 3, Brewers 0.BACK-TO-BACK JACKS 💪 pic.twitter.com/ULMKtO3yGD— St. Louis Cardinals (@Cardinals) March 28, 20192:30 p.m.: Kolten Wong delivers a mammoth 2-run homer to put St. Louis up 2-0 early. Cardinals 2, Brewers 0.2:23 p.m.: Reigning MVP Christian Yelich grounds out as part of a 1-2-3 first inning.2:17 p.m.: Couldn’t have been a better first inning for Chacin. He strikes out the side.2:14 p.m.: Paul Goldschmidt strikes out in his first at-bat as a Cardinal.2:10 p.m.: Miles Mikolas will face off against Jhoulys Chacin. Game 1.LET’S GO 💪 pic.twitter.com/zdFITc3x8G— St. Louis Cardinals (@Cardinals) March 28, 2019Here’s the #Brewers #OpeningDay lineup! #NowWeGo #ThisIsMyCrew pic.twitter.com/r2pyNgaILm— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) March 28, 2019Mets vs. Nationals3:52 p.m.: Diaz closes it out and the Mets win. deGrom and Scherzer had 22 strikeouts between them. FINAL: Mets 2, Nationals 03:44 p.m.: Heading to the bottom of the ninth. Edwin Diaz will try to get his first save as a Met.3:20 p.m.: The Mets get to the Nationals’ bullpen. With two on and two out, Cano drives in another run with a RBI single. Pete Alonso added his first major-league hit in the at-bat prior. Mets 2, Nationals 0. 3:11 p.m.: Scherzer exits in the top of the eighth. He gave up just one earned run in 7.2 innings with 12 strikeouts. 2:56 p.m.: deGrom’s day is done. His line: Six innings, five hits, zero earned runs, one walk, and 10 strikeouts. He’s in line for win with Seth Lugo in the game.2:42 p.m.: deGrom escapes a sixth inning jam to keep the Mets in front.Big spot. One-run [email protected] lives for this. pic.twitter.com/G5OSRv0bQV— New York Mets (@Mets) March 28, 20192:33 p.m.: This Scherzer guy is pretty good. He has 10 strikeouts through six.2:26 p.m.: Scherzer and deGrom have combined for 17 strikeouts through five innings.1:58 p.m.: With one out, Rendon grounds into an atypical double play. The Mets get the force at second, and Victor Robles hesitates and gets hung up between third and home for the final out. 1:52 p.m.: Victor Robles doubles, Adam Eaton singles and Washington is in business. 1:47 p.m.: Scherzer has six strikeouts through three frames.1:37 p.m.: Both teams go down 1-2-3 in the second inning. deGrom struck out the side. 1:26 p.m.: Trea Turner singles and Juan Soto draws a walk against deGrom, but no runs in the first inning for Washington. 1:13 p.m.: Robinson Cano’s first at-bat as a Met is a home run. Scherzer had fanned the first two of the inning. Mets 1, Nationals 0.Welcome to the @Mets, @RobinsonCano. #OpeningDay pic.twitter.com/QF6zXWwdJ7— MLB (@MLB) March 28, 20191:08 p.m.: Scherzer’s first pitch to Brandon Nimmo is a strike and the MLB season is off!1:05 p.m.: Max Scherzer vs. Jacob deGrom in this one. Not a bad pitching matchup.Let’s GO! 🔥 #OpeningDay #LGM pic.twitter.com/vu6ehx1yqC— New York Mets (@Mets) March 28, 2019DailyRoto Lineup Alert: Nationals1. RF Adam Eaton (L)2. SS Trea Turner (R)3. LF Juan Soto (L)4. 3B Anthony Rendon (R)5. 1B Ryan Zimmerman (R)6. 2B Brian Dozier (R)7. C Yan Gomes (R)8. SP Max Scherzer (R)9. CF Victor Robles (R)https://t.co/MRx1sKcr7b— DailyRoto News (@dailyrotonews) March 28, 2019Orioles vs. Yankees4:18 p.m.: Aroldis Chapman finishes it up and the Yankees take home the victory. New York’s bullpen went 3.1 scoreless. FINAL: Yankees 7, Orioles 2.3:56 p.m.: Greg Bird snaps an 0-fer with a solo home run. Yankees 7, Orioles 2. 3:03 p.m.: The O’s are keeping the game within reach. Trey Mancini drives in Dwight Smith Jr. with a double. Adam Ottavino will replace Masahiro Tanaka. Yankees 6, Orioles 2.2:47 p.m.: The Yankees add another run on Andujar’s sac fly. Yankees 6, Orioles 1.2:45 p.m.: With the bases loaded and no outs, Luke Voit is hit by a pitch. That’s a painful way to have your fourth RBI. Yankees 5, Orioles 1.2:19 p.m.: Baltimore gets on the board on an RBI single by Rio Ruiz after an error by Andujar. Yankees 4, Orioles 1.2:09 p.m.: Gary Sanchez thought he had a home run but it’s a fly out that barely reaches the warning track. Cashner limits the damage.2:08 p.m.: Miguel Andujar hits into a double play but brings home a run. Yankees 4, Orioles 0.2:06 p.m.: The Yankees are threatening again with the bases loaded and no outs.1:52 p.m.: Nothing doing in the second inning with the Yankees holding on to a 3-0 lead.1:30 p.m.: What a start for the Yankees! Luke Voit takes Andrew Cashner deep for a three-run homer and the Bronx Bombers are up early. Yankees 3, Orioles 0. Luke Unit provides the first of many @Yankees homers. #OpeningDay pic.twitter.com/LpBG4M0mjk— MLB (@MLB) March 28, 20191:27 p.m.: Yankees fans will like the sound of this: Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton hit back-to-back singles in the first inning.1:23 p.m.: Baltimore goes down without a whimper against Tanaka in the first inning. 12:50 p.m.: Here are the lineups for today’s contest. One group of nine looks clearly better than the other. First pitch will be at 1:05.Osquad Ready #OpeningDay pic.twitter.com/s8tZC0aGZk— Baltimore Orioles (@Orioles) March 28, 2019Your 2019 New York Yankees #OpeningDay lineup: pic.twitter.com/cyAoxNaMu6— New York Yankees (@Yankees) March 28, 2019
Michelle Wie withdraws from U.S. Women’s Open Lee6 finished at 6 under for the tournament, two shots clear of Ryu So-yeon, Angel Yin and Lexi Thompson — who all finished in a tie for second place (4 under) — to claim her first major win. She tied for fifth place in her 2017 debut and has gone on to have three top-10 finishes on the LPGA Tour this season.”So looking at her as a rookie to play this tournament so well, I’m really proud of her as a fellow competitor and same country girl as well,” Ryu said, via Golf Channel. Related News Mamiko Higa sets record to lead U.S. Women’s Open Jeongeun Lee6 secured her first major title with a two-stroke victory at the U.S. Women’s Open on Sunday.The South Korean professional completed a consistent showing at the Country Club of Charleston, firing a 1-under 70 in the final round in South Carolina. Lee6 entered the week ranked 17th in the world and has won six times on the KLPGA Tour. She was the only player to shoot four under-par rounds, although she bogeyed two of her final three holes. Champion.#USWomensOpen pic.twitter.com/zizMNAXuiz— USGA (@USGA) June 2, 2019Lee6 was even par through 10 holes in her final round before birdies at the 11th, 12th and 15th holes set up her victory despite the late hiccups.Overnight leaders Yu Liu and Celine Boutier struggled and carded 4-over 75 to end up tied for fifth (3 under) alongside Gerina Piller, Mamiko Higa and Jaye Marie Green.
Premiership clubs agreed on Friday that finishing the season was no longer a realistic option.Scottish clubs will not be allowed to return to training until June 10 at the earliest.The cost of testing and the fact a high percentage of players will be out of contract in May and June were also highlighted by clubs as reasons why making a return to finishing the campaign was impractical.“The SPFL has today announced that, following consultation with all 12 top-flight clubs, the Board of the SPFL has determined that the 2019/20 Premiership has been concluded with immediate effect,” the league said in a statement.By calling the season to an end, the SPFL can now release a final instalment of prize money to clubs based on their league position.“On Friday, Premiership clubs expressed their clear and unanimous view that there was no realistic prospect of completing the outstanding fixtures from season 2019/20,” said SPFL chief executive Neil Doncaster.“The SPFL board met this morning and in line with the express agreement of member clubs in April, the board determined that League season 2019/20 and the Premiership be brought to an end.“This decision now enables us to pay out around £7 million ($8.5 million) in fees to help clubs stay afloat during this incredibly difficult time.”Leagues in France, Belgium and the Netherlands have also called their seasons to a premature end.However, many more across Europe are hoping to follow the example of Germany’s Bundesliga, which has already returned behind closed doors and with a series of strict safety measures in place to protect players and staff.Share on: WhatsApp London, United Kingdom | AFP | Celtic were crowned champions for a record-equalling ninth consecutive season as the Scottish Premiership campaign was declared over on Monday.Neil Lennon’s men were 13 points clear at the top of the table when the season was stopped due to the coronavirus pandemic in March with eight games remaining for the majority of clubs.Second-placed Rangers had a game in hand to try and cut that gap and were due to face Celtic twice more before the end of the season.A points-per-game formula for determining final league placings also sees bottom club Hearts relegated unless there is any progress in talks over league reconstruction.“It is, of course, a real shame that we were not able to see out the league in front of our fans. However, no one can deny how deserved this title is,” said Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell.“While we rightly celebrate this fantastic, deserved achievement we must take time to consider the wider circumstances we have all been experiencing and remember those who have helped us through these unique and challenging times with such bravery and selflessness.“We dedicate this title to everyone who has cared for us and all those who have been affected by these times of challenge and difficulty.”The three leagues below the Premiership were ended over a month ago when clubs passed a controversial resolution that allowed the Scottish Professional Football League (SPFL) board to also bring the top flight to a halt if it deemed the games could no longer be played.Last week Rangers failed to gain support of the 42 member clubs for an independent inquiry into how the vote on the resolution was passed.– Prize money to be released –
Health experts add that the risks are very low that COVID-19 will remain on envelopes or packages long enough to infect anyone who handles them.Officials reiterate that it remains a good idea to wash your hands thoroughly and regularly, and to also avoid touching your face, after handling deliveries.As many other businesses across the nation, the U.S. Postal Service has been limiting visitors to its facilities, and is practicing social distancing guidelines. Is it safe to open mail and packages during the pandemic?According to the the World Health Organization and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the answer is “yes.”They say there is no evidence that the virus is spreading through mail or parcels.Instead, it is mostly spread as droplets that are produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes are then inhaled by people nearby.
Facebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Saint Martin’s UniversityStudents and staff members at Saint Martin’s University will join forces with scores of other volunteer teams on Friday, September 27 for United Way’s 21st Annual Community to Community – Day of Caring service projects that will be occurring throughout Washington.This year, 48 representatives of the University will donate their time harvesting, weeding and expanding the community vegetable garden at Komachin Middle School in Lacey. The gardens are among a network of community gardens where fresh produce is grown and donated to the Thurston County Food Bank. The Food Bank considers the provision of more fresh vegetables to its clients a major part of its mission to eliminate hunger in the county. The food bank received approximately 295,000 pounds of fresh local produce from donors in 2010.The Saint Martin’s community will be working during the Day of Caring event in partnership with students and staff at Evergreen State College as part of Evergreen’s efforts to promote “Food Justice.” Food Justice includes the goals of healthy, affordable food for all, grown sustainably, and providing fair wages for food and farm workers.“This is a great way to help our community and to be part of the efforts of United Way and the Thurston County Food Bank. We will be working rain or shine,” says Susan Leyster, director of Service Immersion Programs at Saint Martin’s. “Day of Caring is a great way to connect our students, especially, with opportunities to expand their world. Events like this help to put a face on poverty, something that many of our students only read about.”Saint Martin’s staff and students will be tending the 18 raised garden beds that make up the Komachin community garden in two shifts, which will take place at 9 a.m. – noon and noon – 3 p.m.The largest, single day of volunteerism in Washington, Day of Caring in Thurston County this year is expecting 765 individuals from workplaces, church groups, neighborhood associations, and service clubs to volunteer in 40 projects within the county borders. Each project will benefit non-profit organizations and government agencies seeking additional help.
The townships of Bartica, in Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni); Lethem, in Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo) and Mabaruma, in Region One (Barima-Waini) were each presented with a 4×4 pickup from the Government.Communities Minister Ronald Bulkan standing alongside the town’s representativesAt a small handing over ceremony on Wednesday, Communities Minister Ronald Bulkan handed over the keys to the vehicles to council representatives of each of the towns.Minister Bulkan noted that the donations seek to aid the respective region’s councils in the discharge of their responsibilities.The Invitation for Bids for the vehicles was first published on May 7, 2017, and received six bidders. The two manual Toyota Hilux 4×4 pickups for Lethem and Mabaruma and one automatic drive for Bartica came at a cost in excess of $18 million.In expression of her gratitude, Deputy Mayor of Mabaruma, Astrille Gamell, said the townships are very grateful for the donations, adding that it will be beneficial in the execution of their duties. Bartica Mayor Gifford Marshall and Lethem Councillor George Henry also expressed similar sentiments.