University of GeorgiaWith timely information and some of the state’s best scenery, aday at the Mountain Beef Cattle Field Day April 21 nearBlairsville, Ga., is bound to please anyone who raises cattle fora living or a hobby.The field day will begin with refreshments at 9 a.m. at theGeorgia Mountain Research and Education Center. Half-hourpresentations and discussions will run from 9:30 to 3 p.m.Speakers will discuss grass tetany, heifer development, beefalliances, the U.S. Animal Identification Plan, stocker researchand forage updates and results.Dean Pringle, an animal scientist with the University of GeorgiaCollege of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, will end theday with a live ultrasound demonstration.Lunch will be provided by Ag Georgia Farm Credit. You don’t haveto register. To learn more about the field day, call (706)745-2655.
California taxpayers will now be paying for healthcare for illegal immigrants under the age of 25.Governor Gavin Newsom signed the legislation Tuesday, as state officials expect the plan to cover about ninety thousand people at the cost of 98-million-dollars.The new plan will only apply to people with incomes low enough to qualify for Medicaid and will go into effect in 2020.California law already provides healthcare to children 18 and younger, regardless of their immigration status.The move comes as the Trump administration continues its efforts to crack down on illegal immigration.Governor Gavin said Tuesday that California is the most “Un-Trump” state in the nation “when it comes to health policy.”
Vice President Mike Pence was recently named the head of the Trump Administration’s coronavirus response.On Friday, Pence visited Palm Beach County to talk about the coronavirus at a news conference with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.The vice president said that according to our health experts, the threat of the coronavirus spreading in the United States remains low.WATCH NEWS CONFERENCE: There have been 61 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the U.S.Gov. DeSantis said there are no confirmed cases of the coronavirus, or COVID-19, in Florida, but the state is ready to respond.
ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 18, 2016)–Stakes winning Path of David and talented upstarts Tiz a Billy, True Brilliance, Hot Ore, He’s a Tiger and Iron Rob all loom prominently as a half dozen 3-year-olds go 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course in Sunday’s $75,000 Baffle Stakes.Trained by Kristin Mulhall, Path of David rallied from off the pace to win the one mile turf Eddie Logan Stakes here on Dec. 31 and was subsequently well beaten by top Derby hopeful Mor Spirit in the Grade III, 1 1/16 miles Robert B. Lewis Stakes on Feb. 6.The return to turf and massive drop in class should benefit Path of David, a Kentucky-bred gelding by the Gone West stallion, Istan. Owned by Ike and Dawn Thrash and Janet Alley, Path of David broke his maiden three starts back going one mile on turf at Del Mar Nov. 28, and will hope to be flying the final eighth of a mile in his first try down Santa Anita’s unique hillside layout. With both of his lifetime wins coming on turf, he’s made seven overall starts and has earnings of $90,900.Tiz a Billy, who is trained by Brian Koriner, comes off a scintillating 6 ½ length maiden special weight win over the course at 1-2, and need only run back to that race to have a huge chance in the Baffle. Blessed with an abundance of speed, Tiz a Billy rated well in third position after a half mile and finished up like a horse with a future in his maiden tally.Owned by James Cahill, Neil Haymes and Janet Lyons, the Kentucky-bred colt by Tizway was second, beaten a nose, down the hill two starts back on Oct. 12 and will be making his sixth career start on Sunday.A 9 ½ length maiden winner going six furlongs on the main track Jan. 23, trainer Robertino Diodoro’s True Brilliance is also very quick early and will be trying turf and open company for the first time. A chestnut gelding by Unusual Heat, True Brilliance, who is owned by his breeder, Mercedes Stables, LLC, will be making his fourth career start. Favored twice, he has a pair of second place finishes to go along with his maiden win. Ridden in all three of his starts by Tyler Baze, he’ll be handled for the first time by Fernando Perez.Diodoro will also saddle another Mercedes Stables homebred, Hot Ore, who retains the services of Baze and will be making his seventh career start on Sunday. Like his stablemate, he too, is a gelding by Unusual Heat. A close second in the one mile Del Mar Juvenile Turf three starts back on Sept. 5, he comes off an even fifth place finish in the Grade III, one mile turf Cecil B. DeMille Stakes on Nov. 29.An impressive one mile turf maiden special weight winner versus open company here four starts back on June 26, Hot Ore is fresh and would appear to be the mount of choice for Baze leading into the Baffle. With an overall mark of 6-1-2-1, he has earnings of $84,156.Trainer Jeff Bonde’s He’s a Tiger, undefeated in two starts sprinting on Golden Gate Fields’ synthetic Tapeta, ships south and will get the services of Rafael Bejarano. A Kentucky-bred colt by Sky Mesa, he’s out of the Helmsman mare, Red Duchess, which would suggest he could have an affinity for turf. Owned by Aldrich, Daou and Downey, pressed the early pace in his 4 ½ furlong maiden win on May 16, and rallied from off the pace in winning a first condition allowance going six furlongs on Dec. 5.Supplemented at a cost of $1,500, Florida-bred Iron Rob was a handy 3 ¾ length maiden special weight winner going 5 ½ furlongs on dirt at Los Alamitos two starts back on Dec. 4. A bay colt by Twirling Candy, he was well beaten here in a first condition allowance going 6 ½ furlongs on the main track Jan. 3. Trained by George Papaprodromou, Iron Rob showed the way early before being well beaten in his only try on turf, going one mile against maidens on Nov. 8 at Del Mar.Owned by Kretz Racing, LLC, Iron Rob, who is 8-1-2-0 overall, should be attentive to the early pace in the Baffle.The complete field for the $75,000 Baffle Stakes, to be run as the second race on a nine-race card Sunday, with jockeys and weights in post position order: Tiz a Billy, Flavien Prat, 120; Iron Rob, Santiago Gonzalez, 120; Hot Ore, Tyler Baze, 120; He’s a Tiger, Rafael Bejarano, 122; Path of David, Joe Talamo, 124, and True Brilliance, Fernando Perez, 120. First post time on Sunday is at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m.
On April 3, the group served Beilke with a second notice of intent to circulate a recall petition. But in a single-sentence letter sent to the City Clerk’s Office last Friday, C-TIP said it intended to halt the recall attempt. Murga said he uncovered a “technical deficiency” in the recall document that forced his group to drop the effort. He said he had referred to Beilke as mayor pro tem instead of mayor in the petition. Beilke claimed Tuesday that the group could not even gather 500 signatures. “I don’t know of anyone who even saw the petition,” he said. But Murga said his group simply ran out of time. He blasted Beilke’s estimate of the number of signatures C-TIP was able to collect. “We have never stated how many signatures we gathered,” he said. “That goes to show his arrogance.” Beilke, who has been on the council for two years, said he believes C-TIP now has 120 days to collect the needed signatures. As part of the recall process, he said he was allowed to write up a rebuttal. He said he would not do so. “Let’s put it this way, I have seven days to put my response in to be published. I didn’t even bother responding before and I won’t bother responding this time,” he said. “I have city business to attend to.” [email protected] (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3028 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! C-TIP claims the mayor should be removed for abuse of power and fiscal malfeasance. Murga said his group takes issue with Beilke over his support for newly rehired City Manager Chuck Fuentes and the City Council’s decision last year to close the Pico Rivera Stables. Beilke said he did not know why he was being recalled. “I don’t truly know what their reasons are, but whatever their reasons are are bogus and unfounded,” he said. It was C-TIP’s third recall attempt against the mayor. The first came to an anti-climatic end March 16, when C-TIP announced it had failed to collect the needed 5,109 voter signatures to force a special recall election. PICO RIVERA – A local political group has served Pico Rivera Mayor Ron Beilke for the third time with notice they plan to circulate a recall petition against him. Raul Murga, executive director of Pico Rivera Community for Truth in Politics – also known as C-TIP, said he served Beilke with the papers after Tuesday’s City Council meeting. The mayor showed no signs of worry Tuesday night. “It’s a waste of time like the previous two times were,” he said. “The residents absolutely ignore these people and they are happy with the progress we have been making and are more than willing to give this new council a chance. But these people \ have nothing better to do in life.”
RaphoeRAPHOE NOTES Raphoe Family Resource Centre:Hamper Winners The winners of the Family Resource Centre’s ‘Little Smiles with Big Dreams’ Parent & Toddler Group’s Christmas Hamper were: Hamper-Leah Hamilton; Gym Voucher-Rosalind Nelis; 2 bottles of wine-Susie Dunlop. The Group would like to thank Frances Brennan for sourcing and supplying the prizes, Bernard Mc Carron’s Butchers for displaying the Hamper over the past few weeks and to all those who bought and sold tickets. The total amount raised was a tremendous €395.00!The winner of the Family Resource Centre’s Christmas Hamper was Ross Bell.We would like to thank all those who bought or sold tickets and our sincere thanks go to Raphoe Credit Union for displaying the Hamper. The money raised was €180.00 which will go towards supporting the Centre’s Counselling Services for adults and children.Santa Night The Family Resource Centre would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the families who attended our Annual Santa Night on Monday 14th December. Our Special Guest was Santa himself who passed out gifts to all of the children. Thanks Santa! Santa arrived at The Volt House courtesy of local Gardai and we would like to sincerely thank Sgt. Jim Collins who was on hand to personally ensure arrived safely to his destination.We would also like to thank Cllr. Gerry Crawford once again for his kind contribution from Donegal Co. Council Members Development Fund Allocation towards the cost of the night.Christmas & New Year GreetingsThe Management Committee, Staff and Volunteers of the Family Resource Centre extends Seasons Greetings to all of the children, young people, families and the wider community of Raphoe and we hope that you all have a Happy Christmas and a Peaceful New Year. We look forward to seeing you all again in 2016.The Family Resource Centre will reopen again on Monday 4th January 2016.BTEI Care in the CommunityDonegal Education and Training Board will be delivering Care in the Community QQI (FETAC) Level 5 in Raphoe in the New Year. Elements include Care Skills, Occupational First Aid, Patient Handling and Manual Handling. The module will be run through the Back to Education Initiative (BTEI) that provides part-time further education programmes for young people and adults. The aim is to give people an opportunity to combine a return to learning with family, work and other responsibilities.Anyone who has left full-time education can take part. However, priority will be given to those with less than upper second level education. Certification is offered to all participants.Objectives of the module include: to assist the participants to recognise the different types of clients needing care, different types of care needs and the differing care needs of clients; to enable participants to develop the necessary knowledge to respond effectively to clients’ individual needs with their involvement and their use of choice; to assist participants to acquire practical skills in the area of client personal care; to enable participants to develop the knowledge and skills required for the maintenance of a safe, healthy and hygienic environment for clients.For further information please contact Siobhan Coughlan, BTEI Learner Support Worker on 074-9725520 or email [email protected] Raphoe Boxing ClubThe winners of the Raphoe Boxing Club Christmas draw were as follows:1st Prize Oven Ready Turkey – Lorraine Doherty, Ballindrait, Lifford2nd Prize Bottle of Whiskey & Christmas Cake – Joshua Mc Namara, Raphoe3rd Prize Bottle of Vodka & Tin of Sweets – Christian Mc Cullagh, Raphoe4th Prize Hairstyle Voucher – Tom Doherty, Ballindrait, LiffordAvery sincere thanks goes to the sponsors of the prizes- Ciaran Mc Cullagh, Siobhan Lafferty and Christy O’ Donnell and to all who supported this annual fundraising draw, your support is greatly appreciated.The Club will re-open on Monday 4th January 2016. We would like to say a very happy Christmas to all our generous sponsors for your support throughout 2015.New Year’s Day Family Fun RunRaphoe Road Runners, supported by Raphoe Scouts are hosting a 5k family fun run and walk at 12 noon on New Year’s Day 2016. Registration will take place in Raphoe Boxing Club from 11-11.45am. Category prizes: Junior, Senior, 40 plus, 50 plus (male and female). Registration fee is €5.00 per adult while children u-12 are free. Shower facilities are available. Refreshments will be available afterwards. “Raphoe Shop Local 2015”“Raphoe Shop Local 2015” A special thank you to all our local businesses & business people here in Raphoe who have provided services and goods to our community over many years. Over these years the local businesses have never let us down when it came to donations or sponsorship for our various community groups and fundraising activities. This year in particular please remember all our local businesses and give them our support. We are fortunate in Raphoe to still have excellent goods on sale and local services in the various outlets and plenty of bargains especially on the run up to Christmas. So please don’t forget our own town and our own people this year.Thank You.Christmas Wishes from Raphoe Tidy Towns Volt House RaphoeThe Tidy Towns Community Employment staff will be on Holidays from Thursday 24th December Christmas Eve until Tuesday 5th January 2016. There will be a town litter cleaning service over the holiday period. A sincere thank you to all the various residential areas, Schools, Churches, RCIA Ltd Volt House, the County Council, local County Council workers, all local people, community groups and businesses who have supported our work for the town during the year. Everyone in Raphoe Tidy Towns Ltd, extend a very Happy Christmas and New Year to everyone in Raphoe and district and especially all those from the town and surrounding areas who are abroad this year. As always you will be remembered in a very special way this Christmas and New Year here in Raphoe. We also welcome those who are home for Christmas this year with their families and send best wishes to anyone who is sick or in hospital at this time. The following Christmas poem is dedicated to all Raphoe people wherever you may be this Christmas.A Raphoe Christmas Eve.The leaves they are all gone nowThe air is cold and stillThe burn runs through the valleyFrom Braehead wood and past the millThe townlands and streets are quietThe moon shines down belowThe stars are shining brightlyIn the hearths the fires glow.The animals are restingIn the stables and the barnsJust like this night so long agoThe night that Christ was bornThe children are all dreamingOf reindeer flying through the snowWith Santa, toys and presentsOn his visit to RaphoeO Silent night, O Starry nightOf Miracles from Heaven abovePlease send your new born Son to usWith His gifts of peace and loveThe Town Clock in the DiamondKeeps time for all to knowAs the people wait on ChristmasIn our City of Raphoe.By: Martin Laird Raphoe Local History Volt House.Please note that items for the Raphoe Notes should be placed in the box provided in the Post Office on or before 12 noon on Fridays. Items can also be emailed to [email protected] or handed in to the Family Resource Centre, The Volt House. Items should be submitted at least one week in advance of publication of local press. The next Raphoe Notes will be accepted on the week commencing Monday 4th January 2016 to appear in the local press on the week ending Friday 15th January 2015.DD LOCAL: DID YOU WIN A HAMPER WITH RAPHOE FRC? was last modified: December 18th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalNotesRaphoe
LightingHere are just a few of the new ways you’ll be lighting your set in the year ahead, courtesy of NAB 2016.ARRI SkyPanelSome of the earliest NAB news we saw came from ARRI, who updated the firmware on the SkyPanel. They introduced a ton of new features like onboard gel libraries, tungsten mode, and dimming mode. You can read more about ARRI’s SkyPanel and other announcements here.Recently, No Film School got a look at the SkyPanel in action.KinoFlo Select Series Lighting company KinoFlo introduced the Select Series at NAB 2016. The LED fixtures have a Kelvin range of 2700K to 6500K, and offer a green/magenta correction as well as wireless DMX. The Select 30 and Select 20 can be operated wirelessly as well. The lights will come with a 90-degree honeycomb louver, and a 60-degree is available to add on. The Select 30 ships in May, and the Select 20 is scheduled for June.Here’s look at the KinoFlo Select Series from No Film School.Ikan LED Soft LightsIkan released the new Lyra LED Soft Lights, designed with a CRI LED chip and soft panel — the fixture offers a nice soft wrapping light. The series of lights include the Lyra Daylight LED Half x 1 Soft Light (LW5), the Lyra Bi Color LED Half x 1 Soft Light (LB5), the Lyra Bi-Color LED 1 x 1 Soft Light (LB10), and the Lyra Daylight LED 1 x 1 Soft Light (LW10).Here’s a look at the Lyra LED Soft Lights from Newsshooter.Aputure Lightstorm Fresnel and MicrophonesAputure introduced a few new work lights designed to fit the tight budget of indie filmmakers. The new Lightstorm COB 120t fresnel will come in daylight and tungsten versions at first, with an adjustable color temperature version coming later. Expect the light to cost around $585.The company also announced two new microphones, the A-Lyra Lavalier mic and D3 Shotgun mic. The A-Lyra was designed for mobile use and will actually connect to iPads and iPhones via lightning cables. They also designed the A-Lyra with Mac devices without a 3.5mm jack in mind, as the device has its own 3.5mm jack for monitoring. The A-Lyra will cost $120 upon release.The D3 supercardioid shotgun mic was designed to make broadcast-quality audio more affordable. In the video below, you’ll see the D3 tested next to the Sennheiser 416. The D3 will be available for $280. Here’s a look at their new lights and microphones from No Film School.FotodioxFotodiox introduced a new FlapJack LED Wand and LED Ring Light at NAB 2016. The bi-color light wand has removable barn doors and a pistol-grip for handheld use. The color is adjustable between daylight and tungsten. It’s powered by either Sony NP-F batteries of AC power.The LED Ring Light was designed to offer 360-degrees of soft and uniform light. The fixture has a 1/4-20 thread, compatible with 15mm and 19mm camera rods.AudioOn top of the Aputure microphones mentioned above, here’s a look at some of the other noteworthy NAB 2016 audio announcements.Tascam DR-10SGTascam debuted the DR-10SG, a $199 recorder with built-in microphone that attaches directly to your camera. This is ideal for those shooting on DSLR and mirrorless cameras. The supercardioid microphone rests on an integrated shock-resistant mount. The recorder has four selectable EQ modes, audio pass-through, and an onboard audio slate. The DR-10SG also uses a Dual Recording mode with records a secondary track at a lower level, in case you experience any popping or loud bursts of sound from your subject.Take a look at the Tascam DR-10SG from No Film School.Zoom U-24 and U-44Well known by indie filmmakers for their handheld recorders, Zoom just introduced the U-24 and U-44 interface. These devices allow you to connect microphones, instruments, or monitors into an array of recording devices like computers and iPads.The U-44 is the more impressive of the two, as it features a 10-pin connector compatible with all other Zoom products. There are combo TRS/XLR inputs, a selectable S/PDIF connection, MIDI support, and outputs than can go directly to your monitors. The U-44 is available for $199.99 and the U-24 for $149.99Sennheiser MKE 440Sennheiser announced a new supercardioid microphone designed specifically for DSLR and mirrorless users. The MKE 440 is a stereo pair set up in a new arrangement developed by Sennheiser. The V shaped setup is said to represent the viewpoint of the camera. This allows the microphone to pick up dialogue and ambient noise, offering a more accurate sound of the shooting environment.The MKE 440 has built-in shock mounts and can run for over 100 hours on two AAA batteries. It connects to your DSLR via a 3.4mm jack. The MKE 400 will be available in June.Keep up with the PremiumBeat Blog for more on NAB 2016. Take a look at some of the new HDR monitors, light fixtures, microphones, and recording devices from the 2016 NAB show.Top image via SmallHDWe’ve seen some awesome camera rigs and gear updates announced at NAB 2016 — and the industry headlines just keep coming. Here are some of the latest in lights, sound, and storage.MonitorsNeed to keep an accurate eye on what you’re shooting? These just-announced monitors are a fantastic place to start.SmallHD SmallHDRPerhaps the most popular monitor manufacturer at the moment is SmallHD. They’re known for the 500 and 700 series of mobile monitors, but the company recently teased their new HDR line. The company started their announcement by showing off their Torture Test, in which they literally shot the monitor with a gun and parked a truck on top of it.The incredibly sturdy SmallHDR will come in three sizes, all priced in a way that makes this one of the most affordable lines of HDR-capable production monitors on the market: 17-inch ($3999), 24-inch ($5499), and 32-inch ($7999). The SmallHDR line will be available in May.AbelCine got a look at the new SmallHDR monitors at NAB.Blackmagic Video Assist 4KWe didn’t hear too much from Blackmagic this year, but the company did announce some updates to their cameras and software. One of the more exciting new devices was the Video Assist 4K, which is a touchscreen display that also allows you to record 10-bit 4:2:2 quality ProRes or DNxHD files to an SD card.Atomos Shogun InfernoAtomos was the first to introduce an all-in-one monitor recorder, and they’ve just announced a new flagship monitor in the Shogun Inferno. The monitor combines 1500nit/10bit/HDR recording capability with 4Kp60 over Quad-SDI playback and editing. The Atomos Shogun Inferno is scheduled for a Q3 release at $1995.Take a look at the Shogun Inferno and more in this video from Adorama.Teradek SphereFor those of you working in VR, there have been quite a few announcements about 360-degree video production. One of the latest announcements comes from Teradek, who has introduced Sphere, a wireless monitoring system for VR. Not only does it offer real time monitoring on an iPad, you can also use the device to live stream VR video — which will be supported by YouTube.
Isaiah Austin arrives in Manila, ready to get to work for Gilas The 20-year-old may have taken the task too literally—as he reportedly hit a growth spurt and has grown an inch or two, according to Lakers beat reporter Mike Trudell.“I think he’s at least 6’10”. He might be 6’11,” Trudell said of Ingram, who was initially listed at 6’9 during his rookie season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I think he might be 6’11”, if not 7 feet,” he shared during an episode of ESPN LA’s “Thompson and Trudell Show”.Aside from possibly adding more height to his already rangy frame, Trudell claims that the 2016 2nd overall pick has also altered his shooting mechanics and developed his leg strength. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients 2 dead in California school attack; gunman shoots self PLAY LIST 03:122 dead in California school attack; gunman shoots self01:42Police: California school shooting took 16 seconds00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Ingram’s improvement was on display during the 2017 Las Vegas Summer League, but had to sit out the rest of the tourney after just one game due to an injury.Since then, the sports journalist said the lanky forward has progressed even more.“You’re just going to have to take my word for it for now until you watch him play,” Trudell said. “I think you’re going to be very pleasantly surprised to see Brandon Ingram.” Khristian Ibarrola/JBRELATED STORY:NBA: Brandon Ingram is the only ‘untouchable’ Laker, says Magic JohnsonADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Brandon Ingram. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)The Los Angeles Lakers is fully embracing its youth movement in their quest to return as the NBA’s elite.But to be back atop the extremely tough NBA Western Conference, the “Purple and Gold” is heavily dependent on the potential growth of incoming second-year player Brandon Ingram.ADVERTISEMENT WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight MOST READ View comments Read Next E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary
NEW YORK — For once, Clayton Kershaw was glad to see a long shutout streak end.Kershaw became the first pitcher to win the National League MVP award since Bob Gibson in 1968, coasting to an easy victory Nov. 13. “A little bit of shock, honestly,” the Dodgers ace said on a conference call. “I guess I never really anticipated to win that.”A day after unanimously taking the NL Cy Young Award, Kershaw completed a Los Angeles sweep. A little earlier, Angels outfielder Mike Trout was a unanimous pick for the AL MVP.Trout had been blanked in his bid the past two years, finishing second both times to Detroit slugger Miguel Cabrera. The 23-year-old Trout was the youngest unanimous MVP pick in major league history.“Just anxious throughout the day,” Trout said of the waiting period. “I knew the experience I had the last two years. It helped me with it.”Trout, the MVP of the All-Star game in July, and Kershaw both led their teams to West division titles. In August, they finally faced each in a regular-season game — Trout singled, doubled and struck out looking at Dodger Stadium.Someday, they hope to meet in October. “I think in the future we’re going to contend for the World Series, year in and year out,” Kershaw said.To do that, they want to improve in the playoffs. Kershaw went 0-2 with a 7.82 ERA against St. Louis in the Division Series, leaving him 1-5 with a 5.12 ERA in the postseason.The MVP and Cy Young prizes don’t “take the sting away of what happened in the playoffs,” Kershaw said.Trout went 1-for-12 in a three-game sweep by Kansas City in his first playoff try. “It’s tough to do. You have all these expectations, you want to do so good,” he said.The awards voting was completed by the end of the regular season. Kershaw breezed past Miami bopper Giancarlo Stanton and Pittsburgh outfielder Andrew McCutchen to become Most Valuable Player.While Detroit pitcher Justin Verlander won the AL MVP in 2011, no one on the NL side had done it for nearly a half-century.There was plenty of everyday player-vs.-pitcher MVP debate before this announcement. Kershaw had acknowledged “there are so many people out there who don’t think a pitcher should win.”But the 26-year-old lefty again dominated the hitters — Kershaw led the majors in wins and ERA while going 21-3 with a 1.77 ERA and throwing a no-hitter.Kershaw got 18 of 30 first-place votes and 355 points in balloting by members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. He drew nine second-place votes, one third and pair of fourths.“To be a pitcher and win the MVP, it’s pretty awesome,” he said.Stanton got eight first-place ballots and 298 points. He led the NL with 37 homers and was second with 105 RBIs, and missed the last 17 games for the fourth-place Marlins after being hit in the face by a fastball.McCutchen got four firsts and 271 points in his bid to win the award for the second straight year. He hit .314 with 25 home runs and 83 RBIs for the wild-card Pirates.Six AL pitchers have won the MVP since Gibson took it for the Cardinals. Before Gibson, seven pitchers had won the NL MVP, a list that includes Hall of Famers Sandy Koufax, Carl Hubbell and Dizzy Dean.The AL MVP has been won 12 times by pitchers, starting when it was first presented in 1931 to Lefty Grove.Kershaw won the major league season opener in Australia on March 22, then missed more than a month when a strained upper back put him on the disabled list.Featuring sharp breaking pitches, Kershaw came back to win his second straight NL Cy Young and third in four years.Kershaw led the big leagues in complete games and was best among starters in strikeouts per nine innings and WHIP (walks plus hits per inning).The four-time All-Star struck out 239 in 198 1-3 innings. On June 18, he threw the first no-hitter of his career, at Dodger Stadium against Colorado.Trout received all 30 first-place votes and 420 points. Detroit designated hitter Victor Martinez was second with 229 points and Cleveland outfielder Michael Brantley third with 185.Trout hit .287 and set career highs in home runs (36) and RBIs (111) while leading the major leagues in runs with 115 and extra-base hits with 84. In his third full season, he matched his bests in doubles (39) and triple (nine).“The power’s definitely up,” he said. “Getting a little older and a little stronger.” Other numbers also changed. He led the AL with 184 strikeouts and his stolen bases dropped to 16.Trout was a unanimous pick as the 2012 AL Rookie of the Year and was second in MVP voting to Cabrera in both of his first two full seasons, 81 points back in 2012 and 103 points behind last year.Trout is the fifth-youngest MVP, STATS said. Vida Blue (1971), Johnny Bench (1970) and Stan Musial (1943) were 22 and Cal Ripken Jr. (1983) was a younger 23.Kershaw and Trout won the last of baseball’s major postseason awards. Just in time, too. Pitchers and catchers are due at spring training in only 98 days.(BEN WALKER, AP Baseball Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shares
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Southampton striker Adams happy for matchwinner Djenepoby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton striker Che Adams is happy for Moussa Djenepo over his goalscoring form.Djenepo, who also joined in the summer, bagged his second goal of the campaign to give Saints a win over Sheffield United.Having already produced two match-winning strikes, Adams is backing the £14m winger to be a success on the south coast.Adams explained: “He does it in training all the time. We know what he can bring and that’s why the manager brought him into a more attacking role.“From when he stepped in the door, you could see he has the ability and that’s why the club signed him.“It’s important if you’re an attacking player, you need to be able to cause opposing teams problems and he’s shown that.“I think he will be a massive player for us, he’s an attacking threat, and that’s what we need. He will help us in the league.”