Love for Limerick as stars line up for St. Patrick’s Day’s…

first_imgWhatsApp Linkedin  Limerick St Patrick’s Festival features some world class musicians and a host of online events – for the full line up check out https://www.limerick.ie/stpatricksfestival NewsCommunityHeritageLimerickLove for Limerick as stars line up for St. Patrick’s Day’s videoBy Sarah Carr – March 17, 2021 428 A FANTASTIC, diverse line-up of well-known personalities, including actor Dominic West, and actor/writer Malachy McCourt feature in a new video just released by Limerick Civic Trust to mark St. Patrick’s Festival (CLICK HERE for VIDEO https://vimeo.com/524208621). The St. Patrick’s Festival ‘Love Limerick’ video captures faces and voices strongly associated with Limerick, including Sean-Nós musician Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin, Richard Lynch of ilovelimerick.com, nu-folk musician Emma Langford, President of UL Kerstin Mey and owners of ‘Dolans’ Live Music Venue and Bar’ Mick and Valerie Dolan.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The great affection for Limerick is a theme running throughout the video where these well-known people share their messages of hope and support as they look forward to a better time when everyone can visit again and enjoy those essential Limerick experiences – like a gig in Dolans, a pint or a session in some of the atmospheric Limerick pubs like Nancy Blakes or Mother Macs or seeing the outline of an iconic castle like King John’s Castle or Glin Castle against the skyline. Launching the video, David O’Brien of Limerick Civic Trust said; “This video is a celebration of all the fantastic things about Limerick and is a snapshot of this moment in time portraying the artists, creatives and musicians and their take on this much-loved city with its own unique character, humour and vibrant cultural scene. While there are no parades or band championships this year, this video puts a spotlight on Limerick and reminds people how fun and vibrant the city is. This video invites them to visit when it is safe again.’ Dominic West, known for his roles in a number of hit TV series including ‘The Wire’,  has strong ties with Limerick going back to 2010 when he married Catherine Fitzgerald, daughter of the last Knight of Glin.  In the longer version of the video, he says that he can’t wait to have pints and singsongs again in ‘O’Shaughnessy’s Pub’ in the Limerick village of Glin. Malachy McCourt is a famous New York-based actor, writer and politician and brother of renowned Limerick author Frank McCourt. Malachy features strongly in Frank’s famous depiction of Limerick in Angela’s Ashes and fondly recalls all the great laughs the family had in Limerick and said that ‘there’s hardly a native of Limerick who doesn’t have a song in them’ before he himself bursts into a hearty rendition of ‘Limerick is Beautiful’ (longer video). The People’s Museum of Limerick run by Limerick Civic Trust will feature the Frank McCourt exhibition later this year. One of the areas everyone is missing right now is brilliant bands and live music and Limerick is known for its buzzing live music scene and is home to great new musical talents like Emma Langford (featured in the video) and award-winning rapper and spoken word artist Denise Chaila.  Everyone who knows music, knows Mick and Valerie Dolan and the amazing platform for new artists their renowned warehouse – Dolans Live Music Venue has become since it opened in 1998. Dolans, in normal times is home to touring live artists from across the globe and hosted iconic bands like Aslan, Snow Patrol and Franz Ferdinand. This St. Patrick’s evening Dolans invites you to experience a virtual musical celebration – ‘Wild Atlantic Edge’ at 7pm from Limerick with performances from a number of musicians including Sharon Shannon, Hermitage Green and Emma Langford. (More info at https://www.limerick.ie/stpatricksfestival) Publicist and producer Richard Lynch from the video has done wonders for his hometown, from developing the annual LGBTQ+ Pride festival into a week-long event, to promoting and celebrating the positive image of Limerick throughIlovelimerick.com. Professor Kerstin Mey is a German academic who in 2020, assumed her role as President of the University of Limerick , making history by becoming the first woman to be President of a University in Ireland. What better person to showcase the Irish language in the video than Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin talented musician from Limerick, best known for his Sean-Nós singing.Love Limerick this St. Patrick’s Day from Limerick.ie on Vimeo. Advertisement Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Previous articleMayor urges Limerick businesses to apply for grants under new Small Business Assistance Scheme for COVID (SBASC)Next articleJack Neville: Club Finals and the GAA’s unique relationship with St Patrick’s Day Sarah Carrhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Twitter Print TAGSFáilte IrelandKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Civic TrustLimerick PostSt Patrick’s Day Festival WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Email Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limericklast_img read more

A health balance sheet

first_imgA health balance sheetOn 1 Sep 2002 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Spening a little extra on healthcare for staff can reap many benefits, asSandra Vandermerwe discoversMost corporations continue to regard spending on health and staff well-beinga necessary expense to be kept to the minimum. To save money on healthcare,however, companies must invest to attract and retain employees who aremotivated and fit, and thus work at peak performance. With growing recognition of this competitive advantage, health promotion isincreasingly becoming a core objective within the HR function. From cover to outcomes The issue is no longer merely getting illness cover for employees; it isalso about ensuring employees are well and operating at the highest possiblelevel at home and on the move. It is in this new ‘market space’ that realinnovators such as International Heath Insurance, the Denmark-based globalenterprise, are putting emphasis, changing the health insurance industry in theprocess. The type of cover provided is irrelevant if employees do not recognise asymptom, make the wrong decision about what to do, or manage their recoveryperiod badly. If a decision to relocate is taken without considering thecomfort and needs of employees and their families, they will take longer tosettle in the new location and never perform at maximum potential. Consider thesesituations as potential value ‘gaps’, for which HR, together with trustedpartners, must take responsibility Health is an individual issue Many corporations offer wellness programmes, but they are not oftencomprehensive. Do any of the following sound familiar? – A brochure on quitting smoking or promoting a gym, offered in a ‘take orleave it’ style – Canteens unconcerned about what is served so long as it conforms to theminimum nutrition standards, again to save costs – Lack of concern as to who eats what despite statistics suggesting that upto 50 per cent of all people are known to be intolerant or allergic to certainfood. Allergic reactions can cause mood swings and backache, insomnia or chronicfatigue. Knowing an employee has an allergy and building that into their dietand the food offered by the corporate canteen requires a change in awarenessand systems, but it is that which leads to the bottom line results corporationseek. Becoming proactive and preventative Becoming proactive prevents things going wrong. By giving high-risk patientspreventative services, US company the Haelan Group has reduced corporatemedical costs by as much as 50 per cent. Lego has reduced its absenteeism rateby at least 10 per cent since it began its preventative healthcare programme,says its HR manager. This requires educating customers to change behaviour which damages theirhealth. This must include education on which medicines to take and where to getthem abroad while on the move or relocating. Pharmalife, an e-business start-up, assists pharmacists in becoming moreproactive with their patients’ medicine management by tracking theircompliance: Have they taken their medication, with the correct dosage, on time?Are they experiencing any side effects? Patients recover quicker and get backto work sooner, all of which leads to lower costs for the health authorities. Having a baseline from which to work, such as knowing what yourpredisposition to a disease may be or your cholesterol level for example, is essential.One system which can be of use to employees is carrying out an easy test on aprivate webpage. The second step is dealing with a condition: what to do aboutit, how to recognise symptoms, taking preventative action and monitoringprogress. And further, when and if things go wrong, how to identify theoptions, what to do, and how to recover quickly. The emphasis for customers is on wellness: they are helped to stay fit andare rewarded when they set and meet goals, such as reducing cholesterol levels.If they need advice they are matched with the best health services to suitindividual needs because of the knowledge and information gathered and used forthis purpose. The health balance sheet Measuring the payoff to the corporation in promoting health in theirorganisation is the key to the health balance sheet. Returns on investmentinclude lower absenteesim, higher retention and greater productivity. Stress isone of the fastest growing claims areas, costing US business $10,000 annuallyper employee in absenteeism, lower productivity and increasing health andworkers’ compensation costs. Swedish research reports that rehabilitation timefor stress is a year or more. But wellness programmes take time to show a return. Vision is required torecognise both the cost of insurance and services as an investment and thevalue of this investment for the HR fraternity in the years ahead. Comments are closed. last_img read more

FHP Arrests Alleged Partner in PBC Driver’s License Scam

first_imgThe Florida Highway Patrol says a ring including a driving school owner, two instructors, and another man, allegedly helped at least 63 individuals to fraudulently obtain driver’s licenses at the Palm Beach County Tax Collector’s office in Greenacres.Officers have arrested at least 30 people who got the tainted licenses since the investigation began nearly two years ago.They arrested 33-year-old Isaac Zamora Martinez, of Hialeah, last Thursday, one month after tracking down his alleged partner, 62-year-old David Aguilar Hernandez.According to the FHP, the men agreed with Alejandro Rodriguez, who owned Rodriguez Driving School in Haverhill, to bring people to the Greenacres office and have clerk Norman Giddings issue the licenses.An FHP report reads, “Aguilar, Martinez, Giddings, and Rodriguez maintained a systematic, ongoing course of conduct with intent to defraud the PBC-Tax Office, the State of Florida, and its procedures as it relates to the issuances of Florida DLs.”Records show that Rodriguez has not yet been charged.Giddings died in February 2018, days before he was to be criminally charged, says Palm Beach County Tax Collector Anne Gannon.Gannon adds that for people who are undocumented or otherwise ineligible, a fraudulently obtained license is concerning, as it allows them to obtain other documents in the same manner.Martinez was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail early Friday. A judge has set his bail at $15,000. He is facing five counts each of using false information to get a driver’s license, supplying another with an unlawful driver’s license, altering a public record and falsifying a record. He has also been charged with fraud of less than $20,000.Officials say that Martinez and Hernandez, who was arrested on August 14, used a car that was registered to Rodriguez.Giddings issued 20 sham driver’s licenses in November 2017. Eleven of those were for people who are listed as having used Rodriguez’s car for a driving test, but investigators say no such test was administered.The investigation also shows that in January of last year, Martinez and Hernandez brought in another 10 applicants who also received licenses after “passing” driving tests which they never actually took.FHP reports also show that some of the people paid Giddings as much as $450 for their licenses, while others gave Hernandez up to $500 to help them through the fraudulent process.Martinez admitted to officials that he worked for Rodriguez from 2014 to 2016, bringing up to seven applicants to the office every day. He denied that he participated in the non-existent driving tests, but could not explain why he was at the office on a daily basis.When investigators showed him video footage, he claimed he was helping people their fix ticket and license suspensions at no charge.Hernandez, of West Palm Beach, is currently charged with 17 counts of charges similar to those Martinez is facing. He left jail within two days of his arrest, after posting $10,000 bond.Like Martinez, he has also denied any involvement with fraudulent licenses, and said the video footage of him helping the people was coincidental, since he recruited customers for the driving school.last_img read more

Police search for women who went on shopping spree after stealing elderly victim’s wallet

first_imgThe St. Petersburg Police Department is currently searching for two women who reportedly stole a wallet from an elderly woman and then went on a shopping spree.The incident was reported on November 15th.Authorities say the 75-year-old victim was shopping for groceries when the women somehow gained access to the victim’s wallet. The women immediately went to another store where they purchased $5,000 worth of electronics and gift cards. They then went to another store where they attempted to purchase several other items but the victim’s cards declined.Authorities are now asking for the public’s help in identifying the women. If you recognize either of these women you are asked to call St. Petersburg Police at 727-893-7780. Reference report# 2019-050215last_img

Angels drain pitching staff in marathon loss to Orioles

first_imgThe 6-hour, 19-minute game ended at 1:27 a.m., shortly after Jonathan Villar gave the Orioles the final margin with a two-run homer against Canning.The Orioles then had to resort to using center fielder Stevie Wilkerson to pitch the bottom of the inning. Flipping 55-mph tosses over the plate, Wilkerson retired the Angels in order, becoming the first position player to record a save since saves became an official statistic (1969).The loss snapped the Angels’ four-game winning streak. They had been 46-0 when leading after seven innings.The Angels used eight of their nine active relievers, with Noé Ramírez unavailable because he was at home sick. Four of the pitchers were working for the third day in a row, including Adalberto Mejia, who pitched three innings.Canning got the ball in the 15th as a last resort, as the Angels tried to squeeze out a victory on a night when their best relievers – Ty Buttrey and Hansel Robles – had each allowed runs. Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter PreviousLos Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout gets set to bat during the first inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, Thursday, July 25, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Jose Suarez throws to the plate during the first inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, Thursday, July 25, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsANAHEIM, CA – JULY 25: Starting pitcher Jimmy Yacabonis #31 of the Baltimore Orioles throws against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim during the first inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on July 25, 2019 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – JULY 25: Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim hits double against Baltimore Orioles during the first inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on July 25, 2019 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout stands on second after hitting a double during the first inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, Thursday, July 25, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout, right, dives safely into third on a wild pitch as Baltimore Orioles third baseman Hanser Alberto takes a late throw during the first inning of a baseball game, Thursday, July 25, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)ANAHEIM, CA – JULY 25: Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim reaches safely at third base under tag of Hanser Alberto #57 of the Baltimore Orioles advancing from second base on wild pitch by pitcher Jimmy Yacabonis #31 of the Baltimore Orioles during the first inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on July 25, 2019 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – JULY 25: Justin Upton #8 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim hits a sacrifice ball to score Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim from third base against the Baltimore Orioles during the first inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on July 25, 2019 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout, left, scores on a sacrifice fly by Justin Upton as Baltimore Orioles catcher Pedro Severino gestures during the first inning of a baseball game, Thursday, July 25, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)ANAHEIM, CA – JULY 25: Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim is congratulated after scoring a run on a Justin Upton #8 hit a sacrifice fly against the Baltimore Orioles during the first inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on July 25, 2019 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – JULY 25: Justin Upton #8 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim is congratulated after hitting a sacrifice fly to score Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim against the Baltimore Orioles during the first inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on July 25, 2019 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Jose Suarez throws to the plate during the first inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, Thursday, July 25, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)ANAHEIM, CA – JULY 25: Shohei Ohtani #17 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim holds the bat in the dugout as he prepares to hit against the Baltimore Orioles during the first inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on July 25, 2019 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – JULY 25: Albert Pujols #5 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim throws his helmet after striking with base loaded for the last of the third inning against relief pitcher Tom Eshelman #32 of the Baltimore Orioles at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on July 25, 2019 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)Angels catcher Kevan Smith chases the Orioles’ Anthony Santander during a run-down between home plate and third base during the fourth inning of Thursday’s game at Angel Stadium. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)Los Angeles Angels first baseman Albert Pujols smiles as he talks to players in the Baltimore Orioles’ dugout during the fifth inning of a baseball game Thursday, July 25, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout walks by a picture of Tyler Skaggs in center field prior to a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, Thursday, July 25, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. Skaggs died on July 1. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani, of Japan, turns away after being hit by a pitch during the third inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, Thursday, July 25, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout, left, is congratulated by Albert Pujols after scoring on a sacrifice fly by Justin Upton during the first inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, Thursday, July 25, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)ANAHEIM, CA – JULY 25: Relief pitcher Luis Garcia #40 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim throws against Baltimore Orioles during the fifth inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on July 25, 2019 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)Los Angeles Angels third baseman Matt Thaiss, top, throws out Baltimore Orioles’ Trey Mancini as Los Angeles Angels relief pitcher Luis Garcia ducks during the fifth inning of a baseball game Thursday, July 25, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Baltimore Orioles’ Richie Martin, right, is congratulated by Anthony Santander after scoring on a single by Renato Nunez during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels Thursday, July 25, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Angels’ Kole Calhoun, right, hits a three RBI double as Baltimore Orioles catcher Pedro Severino watches during the seventh inning of a baseball game Thursday, July 25, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Baltimore Orioles right fielder Anthony Santander makes a catch on a ball hit by Los Angeles Angels’ Kevan Smith during the sixth inning of a baseball game Thursday, July 25, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout, right, talks with home plate umpire Tony Randazzo after striking out during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles Thursday, July 25, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Angels’ Brian Goodwin, left, rounds first after hitting a solo home run as Baltimore Orioles relief pitcher Mychal Givens walks off the mound during the ninth inning of a baseball game Thursday, July 25, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Baltimore Orioles’ Jace Peterson, right, scores on a single by Hanser Alberto as Los Angeles Angels pitcher Griffin Canning walks back to the mound during the 15th inning of a baseball game Friday, July 26, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)ANAHEIM, CA – JULY 25: Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim hits two-run double tote up the game against Baltimore Orioles during the 15th inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on July 25, 2019 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)Orioles catcher Pedro Severino tags out the Angels’ David Fletcher at home plate as he attempts to score the winning run on a two-run double by Mike Trout during the 15th inning of Thursday’s game at Angel Stadium. The Angels lost 10-8 in 16 innings. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)Los Angeles Angels’ David Fletcher, left, is tagged out by Baltimore Orioles catcher Pedro Severino while trying to score on an RBI double by Mike Trout during the 15th inning of a baseball game Friday, July 26, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Members of the Los Angeles Angels gesture during an official review following a close play at home after Angels’ David Fletcher tried to score on a double by Mike Trout during the 15th inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles Friday, July 26, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)ANAHEIM, CA – JULY 25: Hanser Alberto #57 of the Baltimore Orioles congratulates Jonathan Villar #2 of the Baltimore Orioles after hit a two-run home run to break a tie game in the 16th inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on July 25, 2019 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)Baltimore Orioles’ Jonathan Villar, center, celebrates his two-run home run with Pedro Severino, left, as Los Angeles Angels catcher Kevan Smith stands at the plate during the 16th inning of a baseball game Friday, July 26, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)ANAHEIM, CA – JULY 25: Centerfielder Stevie Wilkerson #12 of the Baltimore Orioles pitches in the sixteenth inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on July 25, 2019 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – JULY 25: Centerfielder Stevie Wilkerson #12 of the Baltimore Orioles is congratulated by Hanser Alberto #57 of the Baltimore Orioles after earning a save against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the sixteenth inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on July 25, 2019 in Anaheim, California. Wilkerson came in to close the game after the Orioles ran out of pitcher. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout gets set to bat during the first inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, Thursday, July 25, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)NextShow Caption1 of 35Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout gets set to bat during the first inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, Thursday, July 25, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)ExpandANAHEIM — Anyone who stuck around for the end of the Angels game on Thursday night/Friday morning will certainly be unable to forget it.No matter how hard they try.Not only did the Angels lose a heartbreaking 10-8, 16-inning game to the Baltimore Orioles, getting shut out by a center fielder for the final inning, but they exhausted their pitching staff to the point that they’ll be in scramble mode for at least a couple days.The Angels were forced to use Griffin Canning, who was scheduled to start on Friday, for the last two innings. Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Brian Goodwin, who had entered the game for defense, bailed out Robles by hitting a game-tying homer in the bottom of the ninth.That sent the game spinning into extra innings, as both teams exhausted their bullpens to try to secure the victory.Hours earlier, Angels starter José Suarez had done all the team asked of him, getting two times through the order while keeping the team in the game.Suarez was charged with two runs in 4-1/3 innings. He struck six of the 10 hitters he faced in the first three innings before the Orioles got to him for a run in the fourth. He was pulled after allowing back-to-back singles in the fifth.The Orioles primary pitcher was Tom Eshelman, a product of Cal State Fullerton pitching in his fourth big-league game.Eshelman was charged with one run in 4-1/3 innings. He struck out Mike Trout to strand two runners in the fourth and he struck out Albert Pujols to leave the bases loaded in the third. Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Even though they came fractions of an inch from winning the game in the 15th, they at least earned Canning another chance to go back to the mound in the 16th. He got two outs but then gave up a single to Pedro Severino and a homer to Villar.“He’s not used to coming out of the ’pen, certainly not used to pitching at 1 o’clock in the morning,” Ausmus said of Canning.It’s unclear now who will start the next couple of days for the Angels, who already had a hole in their rotation on Saturday. The Angels also will need to figure out how to cover their bullpen. The four relievers who worked for the third straight day will certainly be unavailable.“We’ll have to find a way,” Ausmus said. “We’re in a position where we need to win games. Every game matters, so we’re gonna need some people that we didn’t necessarily have on the roster or didn’t expect to step up to step up and help us win.”It could have been a nice tidy victory in regulation if the Angels had held the 4-2 lead they took on Kole Calhoun’s three-run double in the seventh inning.Calhoun, who had two homers and four doubles in the previous two games, was all set to be the hero again.Buttrey then entered in the top of the eighth and promptly allowed the Orioles to tie it. He gave up three hits, including a game-tying double to Wilkerson.Robles, working for the third straight day, got the ball in a tie game in the ninth, and he allowed a homer to Trey Mancini on a 96 mph fastball at the top of the zone.Related Articles Canning gave up the tie-breaking runs on a two-out single by Jace Peterson in the15th. He then allowed another run on a single by Hanser Alberto.The Angels got Canning a second life when they scored three runs in the bottom of the 15th. Mike Trout’s bases-loaded double tied the score and nearly won it. David Fletcher was called out at the plate as he tried to score the winning run.“When it happened live I thought I got my hand in there, but I guess they didn’t have enough to overturn it,” Fletcher said. “When it’s really close they usually stay with what they call on the field. I thought I got my hand in there. I’m probably biased though.”Ausmus also said he thought the play should have been overturned on the video review: “His hand was in there before the glove hit him in the chest. I think it’s a tough call for (umpire) Tony Randazzo, but I think New York missed it.”last_img read more

Dodgers sign pitcher Brett Anderson to one-year, $10 million contract

first_imgThe Dodgers have agreed to terms with free agent left-hander Brett Anderson on a one-year contract. The deal is worth $10 million plus $4 million in incentives, according to multiple reports Monday.The contract is unofficial because it is pending a physical. The Dodgers have not confirmed the signing.When healthy, Anderson has been a productive major-league starter since he broke in with a strong rookie campaign for the Oakland A’s in 2009. In 92 career games (81 starts) with the A’s and Colorado Rockies, Anderson has a 3.73 career ERA. As a starter, his career ERA is 3.69.Health will be the key to Anderson’s success with the Dodgers. He had Tommy John surgery in 2011 and had two stints on the 60-day disabled list in 2014: one for a fractured left index finger and another with a ruptured disc in his lower back. The latter injury required surgery in August. Anderson wound up starting only eight games last season for the Rockies, finishing with a 2.91 ERA, 29 strikeouts and 13 walks. When the Rockies declined the $12 million team option in Anderson’s contract for 2015, he became a free agent.The last three seasons combined, Anderson has been healthy enough to make only 19 major-league starts. While that makes him a bit of a gamble, Anderson is only 26 years old — often a pitcher’s prime. And he will have plenty of support if he can’t pitch a full season as the Dodgers’ fifth starter.Juan Nicasio, Mike Bolsinger, Joe Wieland (acquired in the pending trade for Matt Kemp) and Carlos Frias all started major-league games last season. Prospect Zach Lee is coming off his first full season in Triple-A and might be ready at some point in 2015.If healthy, Anderson would give the Dodgers a potential starting rotation of three left-handed pitchers (Clayton Kershaw, Hyun-Jin Ryu and Anderson) and two right-handers (Zack Greinke and Brandon McCarthy). Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more