Chris McCosky The Detroit News Published 11:09 p.m. UTC Jul 25, 2018 Kansas City, Mo. — It’s back to the bullpen for a while for versatile Tigers lefty Blaine Hardy. This time, he is a victim of an uncommonly light stretch of scheduling. “We are trying to keep the four guys somewhere near a five-day schedule,” manager Ron Gardenhire said before Wednesday's game. “Hardy will go back to the 'pen more often than not. We just have to keep those other guys throwing. “With all these days off, it’s silly to give them all seven or eight days of rest.” The Tigers are off Thursday, before playing a three-game series with the Indians this weekend at Comerica Park. They are off Monday. Then, after a two-game home set against the Reds, they have bookend off-days before (Aug. 2) and after (Aug. 9) a West Coast trip to Oakland and Anaheim. “These guys need to pitch,” Gardenhire said. “They are so routine-oriented, when you … [Read more...] about Light schedule forces tightened rotation; Hardy to bullpen
Sales of new cars slump as Northern Ireland consumers tighten belts BelfastTelegraph.co.uk New car sales continue to decline in Northern Ireland with 10,000 fewer vehicles rolling out of showrooms in the first half of 2018 compared with a decade ago. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/cars/sales-of-new-cars-slump-as-northern-ireland-consumers-tighten-belts-37085879.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/cars/article36839673.ece/da2e3/AUTOCROP/h342/2018-04-25_lif_40360223_I1.JPG Email New car sales continue to decline in Northern Ireland with 10,000 fewer vehicles rolling out of showrooms in the first half of 2018 compared with a decade ago. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) said that 30,992 new cars were sold here in the past six months. It compares with 32,122 during the same period last year and almost 41,000 in the first half of 2007. While the 3.5% sales decline in Northern Ireland is less pronounced than England, Scotland or Wales, it represents … [Read more...] about Sales of new cars slump as Northern Ireland consumers tighten belts
Grant Smith and Sharon Cho, Bloomberg 5:00 am, Thursday, June 28, 2018 Photo: ABDULLAH DOMA, AFP/Getty Images Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 (FILES) This file photo taken on January 11, 2017 shows a general view shows an oil refinery in Libya's northern town of Ras Lanuf on January 11, 2017. (FILES) This file photo taken on January 11, 2017 shows a general view shows an oil refinery in Libya's northern town of Ras Lanuf on January 11, 2017. Photo: ABDULLAH DOMA, AFP/Getty Images Oil trades near three-year high as Libya crisis tightens supply 1 / 1 Back to Gallery U.S. crude traded near the highest in 3 1/2 years as disruption at Libyan ports and a plunge in American stockpiles reinforced fears of a supply squeeze. U.S. oil stockpiles declined the most since September 2016, the Energy … [Read more...] about Oil trades near three-year high as Libya crisis tightens supply
Daniel Ricciardo is fully expecting Ferrari and Mercedes to become more of a threat to Red Bull as the weekend develops in Monaco. There was a lot of hype surrounding Red Bull heading into race week and they started to justify it as Ricciardo topped both practice sessions on Thursday in Monte Carlo. The Aussie became the first driver to drop into the 1:11 benchmark and smashed the track record, with 1:10s expected to come in qualifying on Saturday. But whilst Red Bull are off to a great start, he does not necessarily see this weekend as a foregone conclusion. “The intention this weekend was to try and win, and be dominant,” Ricciardo said. “Today is good. It is a good start. We topped the sessions, so for now we have done all we can. “But we have a day off, then Saturday, and I am sure Ferrari and Mercedes will start to put pressure on us. “It is going to tighten up on Saturday. But all we can do today is try and top it and we did. “Our long run … [Read more...] about Dominant Ricciardo expects gap to ‘tighten up’
A proposal to introduce stronger licensing controls for Notting Hill Carnival has drawn opposition. The street party draws crowds of millions every August bank holiday for its vibrant celebration of Caribbean culture. Kensington and Chelsea's full council will vote tomorrow on whether to specifically add Notting Hill Carnival to its Statement of Licensing Policy (SLP) for the first time. However some have criticised the move, claiming it will turn the volume down on Europe's biggest street party. The draft SLP stemmed from council concerns those seeking licences for alcohol stalls and sound systems did not provide enough detail. It also cited public safety and overcrowding concerns that emerged from last year's report from the Mayor’s Office of Policing and Crime. Read More West London latest The draft SLP proposes that no Carnival-goers should be allowed to enter or re-enter licensed premises between 7-9pm on both nights, except for patrons going outside to smoke. It would … [Read more...] about Could licensing controls tighten up for this year’s Carnival?
Few states have as good a reason as Maryland to be nervous about cuts in federal spending.The U.S. government employs more than 280,000 Marylanders directly and many indirectly, thanks to the billions of dollars in federal contracts that businesses in the state have pulled in every year. Federal spending per person in Maryland outpaces that in all but three other states and the District of Columbia.As Congress and the White House battle over plans to attack the looming budget deficit, a Maryland banker has launched a nonprofit effort to help the state thrive in a future likely to see less cash from Uncle Sam.Blueprint Maryland's first move was to release an economic analysis by Baltimore's Sage Policy Group this week that says Maryland could lose nearly 150,000 jobs over the next 25 years if all the deficit-reduction recommendations from the bipartisan National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform are enacted.The projection assumes a decrease in the number of government jobs … [Read more...] about Helping Maryland grow as Uncle Sam tightens belt
PUBLISHED: 06:53 04 May 2018 | UPDATED: 06:53 04 May 2018 Harry Taylor Camden Labour celebrate after a successful local elections night at Somers Town Community Sports Centre Archant Camden Labour defied their nerves early in the night to take three seats from the Conservative Party, with one ward still yet to declare. The Labour Party is in its strongest position for years on Camden Council, as Georgia Gould’s party took three seats in Swiss Cottage, and made inroads into Conservative majorities elsewhere in the borough. However earlier in the night there were fears the opposite would be the case. Party insiders were concerned they may lose a seat in Highgate to the Green Party, and another to the Liberal Democrats in Fortune Green. Yet as the night wore on, increased majorities in typically Labour areas helped calm nerves, and their initial fears weren’t realised. In the end, their representation in both wards was the same as before voters went to the polls … [Read more...] about Local Elections 2018: Labour Party tightens grip on Camden Council
0 Comments Net is tightening on those behind murder of backpacker Inga Maria Hauser, says PSNI BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Police are closing in on those responsible for one of Northern Ireland's most notorious unsolved murders, a senior detective has said. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/net-is-tightening-on-those-behind-murder-of-backpacker-inga-maria-hauser-says-psni-36779526.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article36779954.ece/b17c1/AUTOCROP/h342/previously_unse%202.jpg Email Police are closing in on those responsible for one of Northern Ireland's most notorious unsolved murders, a senior detective has said. German backpacker Inga Maria Hauser (18) was last seen alive 30 years ago today on the Galloway Princess ferry from Scotland to Larne. Her body was found buried two weeks later in Ballypatrick Forest in Co Antrim. Detective Chief Superintendent Raymond Murray said the PSNI had a strong working theory of what happened, and the … [Read more...] about Net is tightening on those behind murder of backpacker Inga Maria Hauser, says PSNI
Tightening emissions regulations around the world mean that the current Subaru WRX STI will soon go the way of the dodo. Although a replacement for the rally-bred all-wheel drive sports sedan is still several years away, the small Japanese carmaker has whet our appetites with the Viziv Performance STI Concept, unveiled at the Tokyo Auto Salon last week.Essentially a more hardcore version of the already pretty bonkers Viziv Performance, the STI variant throws on a more aggressive front bumper, side and rear skirting (the latter underscoring a huge rear diffuser) and a massive goalpost-style rear wing, along with copious amounts of pink highlights and STI badging.Subaru has released precisely zero information about the car, but the next-generation WRX STI will almost certainly ride on the new Subaru Global Platform that also underpins the new Impreza and XV. Details have yet to be ironed out; however, the company is considering various powertrain options, whether it be petrol, hybrid or … [Read more...] about Subaru Viziv Performance STI Concept: next WRX STI?
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — My copilot, Jordan Melville, pokes at the pair of window switches between our seats as the heavily tinted windows slowly lower. They get down just in time for us to notice that the pair of police cruisers that snapped us into attention lack occupants. I suggest that there’s nothing like the local constabulary to motivate a little preventative maintenance, and he agrees. I’m driving his 1989 Saab 900 SPG and, despite the sun’s efforts to drag the temperature into the triple-digits, we keep the windows down. The 900 SPG transitions smoothly from side to side, and the upgraded brakes scrub speed without any fuss when it’s necessary. A Bilstein suspension tightens things up, making the black hatchback even more of a canyon carver than it was when it rolled out of the factory at Trollhattan. The 900 makes all the right turbo noises, with turbo whistle and some flutter when I change gears. I drove a few of the cooking grade 900 Turbos just … [Read more...] about Classic Drive: 1989 Saab 900 SPG and 2008 9-3 Turbo X Sport Combi