Twins beat Reds 8-6; Delmon Young greets old mentor Ken Griffey Jr.

first_img“He looked like a big leaguer,” Griffey recalled, adding, “He was like a grown man at 14. He was not intimidated by the big leagues at all. He knew what was going on.”Young hit .288 with 13 home runs and 93 RBIs last season for Tampa Bay, then was traded to the Twins.Griffey, now 38, turned in a solid season in 2007 with 30 homers, 93 RBIs and a .277 average. Young said he saw no reason for his former mentor to call it quits.“Age is not a thing in this game anymore,” Young said. “If he keeps putting up numbers, he’ll keep on playing. Just look at his resume.”Young went 1-for-3 in the exhibition. Griffey was 0-for-1 with a walk.Notes: Twins LHP Francisco Liriano was scheduled to throw a bullpen session on Tuesday, with the possibility of pitching in a game later this week. … Reds OF prospect Jay Bruce, who left Sunday’s game when his left quadriceps muscle tightened, will be watched closely.“One thing that makes us a little wary is that he’s had this injury a couple of times,” manager Dusty Baker said. “You do a lot of running in center field. To have an injury like that re-occur in a player that young makes you a little apprehensive.” Twins beat Reds 8-6; Delmon Young greets old mentor Ken Griffey Jr.A two-run homerun in the 10th gave the Twins the win in Fort Myers, Fla.March 4, 2008Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrint>FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) – Chris Basak hit a two-out, two-run homer in the 10th inning and the Minnesota Twins beat the Cincinnati Reds 8-6.Randy Ruiz hit a tying, two-run homer in the ninth for the Twins.Minnesota starter Glen Perkins pitched two innings and gave up a run, two hits and two walks. He struggled in his previous spring training outing.“I felt a little more together out there,” Perkins said. “I felt like I was in a little more control.”Like Perkins, Cincinnati’s Jeremy Affeldt is trying to earn a spot as a starter after relieving last season. He allowed a run and one hit in three innings.“It’s the first time I’ve pitched that long in a year and a half,” Affeldt said. “I used my changeup this time. It was my most effective pitch. That is the one thing I’ll go home smiling about. My fastball isn’t where I want it to be. I didn’t feel comfortable out of the windup until the last inning.”The exhibition gave Reds star Ken Griffey Jr. and Twins newcomer Delmon Young a chance to catch up.Griffey was already a star when he joined the Reds in 2000, and Dmitri Young was one of his Cincinnati teammates. Young’s teenage brother, Delmon, used to tag along with Griffey, shagging flies and occasionally take batting practice.last_img read more

Great year for winemakers in Croatia

first_imgThis year, winemakers in Croatia can be very satisfied with both the turnover and quality of wine, and at the end of the year they were all pleasantly surprised by the quick reaction of the Ministry of Agriculture, which finally brought order to the market with foreign wine in bulk to our market.Namely, at the beginning of December, the Ministry of Agriculture adopted a new Ordinance on the vineyard register, mandatory declarations, accompanying documents, cellar records and production potential, which prescribes a uniform procedure for controlling the quality of wine when placing wine on the market. With the new Ordinance, all foreign wines that come to our market in bulk will now have to be registered and reported to the agricultural inspection for control and quality. So now everyone will have equal treatment on the market, both domestic and foreign wines, which is the first and basic rule of fair market competition, but also the protection of domestic wine producers.2016 marked a lower yield, but better wine quality This year was also marked by the harvest of the “decade”, as the winemakers point out, despite the lower yield of about 20-25 percent due to bad weather during flowering, weather and temperatures during the day and overnight were ideal in the further process. growth of sugar and sugar while the acid level was ideal. All this favored the exceptional quality as well as the health condition of the grapes that arrived in the cellars, and thus the exceptional quality of the wine that will come out of our cellars. Lower yield, but much better wine quality.Total domestic consumption in Croatia is about 1.207.000 hectolitersIn the marketing year 2015/2016 total domestic wine consumption in Croatia is about 1.207. 000 hectoliters stand out from the Central Bureau of Statistics, while wines with a protected designation of origin (53,3%) were the most represented in production. Production of wine with a protected designation of origin in the marketing year 2015/2016 is 529. 130 hectoliters, and in the marketing year 2015/2016. the Croatian citizen consumed on average about 26 liters of wine, while the degree of self-sufficiency is about 82%.HGK estimate: Holiday spending will amount to more than 12 billion kuna”The growth of retail trade turnover in 2016, with consumer optimism, will amount to 3,2 percent, while in 2015 this growth was 2,4 percent,” said the director of the Sector for Trade of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce Ema Culi on the occasion of the holiday assessment. consumption in the Croatian Chamber of Commerce. Thus, according to the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, spending will amount to more than 12 billion kuna, which is an increase of half a billion kuna than last year at the same time. Certainly, a part of the increased consumption will be felt by winemakers in December, both through increased wine sales and through the HoReCa channel.One of the solutions is branding of wine regions in CroatiaOne of the big problems on the market is the lack of a unique marketing strategy for branding Croatia as a wine destination – “Vina Croatia – Vina Mosaica.” Đuro Horvat, consultant for marketing and wine market for, adds that Croatia will produce wines of excellent quality this year, but placement problems still remain. ” One of the disadvantages is the non-integration of wine as a strategic reference Croatian product in the national strategy and the excessive share of international varieties in relation to indigenous ones. One of the solutions is certainly to force one’s own Croatian label, and not umbrella brands. We must connect winemakers with each other through the concept of “Vina Croatia – Vina Mosaica”, ie brand our four wine regions: Dalmatia, Slavonia and the Croatian Danube region, Istria and Kvarner and Hilly Croatia. For our recognition as wine countries, that is the imperative of competitiveness. ” Horvat concludes.Wine Institute: Croats drink the most wine per capita in the world”Croatian wines are increasingly attracting the attention of world experts, and it is rare in the world for those wines for which restaurants with three Michelin stars arrange their menus.”, States the research of the Wine Institute, and thus Croatia is the third in the amount of wine consumed per capita in the world, just behind the Vatican and Andorra. According to the survey results, Croats drink per capita annually 44,2 liters of wine, while behind us is neighboring Slovenia, whose resident drinks 44,07 liters of wine a year. Only behind Croatia and Slovenia are the world wine superpowers France (42,51), followed by Portugal, Switzerland, Macedonia, Moldova and Italy.last_img read more

What Is Los Alamos Youth Earth Team All About?

first_imgIn this article, you learn about who we are, what we do and more. We have many goals in mind for the future and we hope to be able to complete a few this year. LAPS News: We have done many things already to help the environment, but with not a lot of funding, there’s not much we can do. We are just a group of kids who wants to help the environment. That is why we would like you to help us! Our goals are to make the environment cleaner, for instance, we are: We are planning on making the court at the middle school more eco-friendly by planting grass, trees, and possibly a pond. We also went to the Valles Caldera, to test the water. Watershed monitoring is important because it makes sure that water quality, fauna, chemical balance, and volume is sufficient for our wildlife. We have also gone to things like a recycling fair where they teach about recycling. We have planned many things but without your help, we can not do it. We do not know when you will see us again, but currently, we are focusing on having the whole club working towards a common goal. We are very serious about getting work done and helping the beautiful New Mexican outdoors. You can help in many ways, here are some examples: Anyone can spread the word about the right way to recycle and what you can recycle. If you’re interested in donating to our fundraising website, we are always in need of funding for these projects, you can donate at Anyone can also help in their community and do things like pick up trash. You can help the environment if you do simple things. You might say “What is the Los Alamos Youth Earth Team?” … we are a middle school group that helps the environment and does projects that help the plants and animals around us. last_img read more

Metro Detroit Salvation Army launches early kettle drive

first_imgThe Salvation Army of Metro Detroit has launched its Red Kettle Campaign – a first for the 133-year-old nonprofit’s annual Christmas fundraiser.The COVID-19 pandemic has put at risk the Salvation Army’s ability to raise funds to serve southeast Michigan residents in need. Supporters can “Rescue Christmas” by donating or volunteering their time this Christmas season to aid The Salvation Army reach its $8 million fundraising goal.“With more people facing hardship this year, the need to serve those most vulnerable is greater than ever,” Major Tim Meyer, general secretary, metro Detroit area commander and regional chief operating officer for The Salvation Army Eastern Michigan Division, said in a press release. “Bottom line – many more families will be coming to us this year for help – and we want to make sure we’re able to give them the support they need.”While the iconic red kettles won’t make an appearance until Friday, November 13, Salvation Army supporters can help support the nonprofit’s early efforts to Rescue Christmas by:Texting GIFT to 24365Visiting salmich.orgCalling 877-SAL-MICHSending a check, made payable to The Salvation Army, to: 16130 Northland Dr., Southfield, MI 48075The Salvation Army is relying on the metro Detroit community for its support in order to provide for people who may lack proper shelter or warm meals – or for families that might be choosing between things like paying the rent or buying Christmas presents for their children.Individuals and families can sign up as volunteer bellringers by visiting where they have an option to choose a traditional, two-hour session at a physical red kettle site or participate in a virtual bellringing shift where they can raise funds in the comfort of their own home.Volunteers who donate their time as a virtual or in-person volunteer bellringer can enter to win an Apple or Android Smartwatch as part of the nonprofit’s Watch for Good volunteer recruitment initiative.The Salvation Army will provide bell ringers with personal protection equipment and encourage donors to use Kettle Pay, a contactless donation option through Apple or Google Pay.Last year, the Salvation Army Metro Detroit helped provide:More than 2.5 million mealsNearly 580,000 nights of shelterNearly 167,000 Christmas toys and gifts for children and seniorsMore than 2,300 children opportunities to visit Echo Grove CampResolution of nearly 1,800 legal issues through the William Booth Legal Aid ClinicTo learn more, visit or connect with The Salvation Army Eastern Michigan Division on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. Joni Hubred Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) Reported bylast_img read more

Caps face off with Devils tonight, Bears home opener Saturday

first_imgThe Washington Capitals coming off of there first regulation loss of the season at home to the Pittsburgh Penguins now take a mini road trip north to take on the New Jersey Devils tonight, before heading to Philadelphia to take on the rival Philadelphia Flyers.Game NotesAlex Ovechkin continued his hot goal streak with another goal again the Penguins, but it would not be enough. The league leader in goals, Alex Ovechkin will look to add to his eight goals tonight against the Devils.Tom Wilson returns from his second suspension of the 2017 calendar season. Wilson vows “to be physical, but smarter about how when and where he is physical”. Number 43 will return to the lineup on a line that sees Brett Connolly, and Lars Eller.Christian Djoos (1G, 1A) makes his second consecutive start as the Caps try to continue a spark, and reward players for good play.Tonight marks the first regular season matchup for the Caps against former long time forward Marcus Johansson. MJ90 left during the offseason for the the Devils in a trade in which the Capitals received a second and third round draft pick.Tonight’s starting goaltending matchupCory Schneider (3-0-0, 2.00 GAA, .948 save pct) vs. Braden Holtby (2-1-0, 2.62, .925) asTonight’s WASHINGTON Capitals lines, pairings, and goaltenderCaps Forwards8-Ovechkin, 92-Kuznetsov, 13-Vrana65-Burakovsky, 19-Backstrom, 77-Oshie10-Connolly, 20-Eller, 43-Wilson39-Chiasson, 83-Beagle, 25-Smith-PellyCaps Defensemen9-Orlov, 2-Niskanen44-Orpik, 74-Carlson29-Djoos, 55-NessTonight’s Washington Capitals starting Goaltender70-HoltbyScratches for the Caps4-Chorney79-Walker91-GraovacTomorrow night the 0-1 Hershey Bears continue along with their season with the eightieth home opener in team history. The Bears will take on one of the newest addition’s to the AHL the 0-2 Belleville Senators.  Check out the Hershey Bears tomorrow night at the Giant Center in Hershey, PA.Go Bears, Go Caps!Please follow and like us:last_img read more