Santana earns win No. 12

first_imgScioscia said he’ll reveal his pitching rotation today, but he is likely to go with Jarrod Washburn in Game 3 in New York, following Games 1 and 2 starters Bartolo Colon and John Lackey in Anaheim. Either Paul Byrd or Santana will start Game 4 in New York. The Angels got a three-run home run from Juan Rivera and two stolen bases from Chone Figgins, who led the majors this season with 62. “I went around personally and thanked all my teammates for letting me accomplish something like this,” said Figgins, who also finished as the team leader in hits (186) and runs scored (113). The Angels’ big three in the bullpen — Brendan Donnelly, Scot Shields and Francisco Rodriguez — combined for three scoreless innings to finish it off and got the necessary work in to be ready for Tuesday’s opener. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Rodriguez got his 45th save to tie Cleveland’s Bob Wickman for the American League lead. It was one short of Bryan Harvey’s team record and more than Troy Percival ever got in a season. “I’m proud of myself,” Rodriguez said. “I didn’t let the Angels down when they decided to make me the every-day closer. I did my job, but I have more to learn. I feel I proved myself with my numbers but I want to be more consistent. My walks (32 in 67 1/3 innings) were too high. I want to be more aggressive, use my fastball more and put hitters away.” The 95 wins is second in club history behind only the 99 wins by the 2002 world championship team. Joe Haakenson can be reached at (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2239, or by e-mail at [email protected] center_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Arnold on China mission

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The governor will visit Shanghai and Hong Kong later in the week. In Hong Kong, he will kick off an anti-piracy public-service campaign starring himself and action star Jackie Chan. As Schwarzenegger prepares to tackle China’s rampant intellectual property theft, one doesn’t have to travel far through the bustling streets of Beijing to realize how vast the problem has become. Counterfeit products are everywhere – from phony “Beijing 2008 Olympics” T-shirts hocked on the Great Wall, to the colorful Beijing street market where savvy tourists can buy knockoff Louis Vuitton and Prada handbags for pennies on the dollar. U.S. government officials estimate that Chinese piracy has cost American companies billions of dollars in sales, with counterfeit software in the Asia-Pacific region costing U.S. companies $8 billion last year alone. At least 90 percent of software programs and movie DVDs sold in China are pirated, according to some industry estimates. Schwarzenegger’s own action films are available for purchase in China, mostly on pirated DVDs. BEIJING – Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger was traveling here Sunday to start a six-day mission to promote California products and encourage Chinese officials to crack down on the piracy of copyrighted music, movies and software. Also on his agenda: political rehabilitation. Schwarzenegger’s trade mission will provide a much-needed fresh start after a losing special election campaign, allowing him to reclaim his role as California’s high-profile ambassador-in-chief. The governor and his wife, Maria Shriver, are scheduled to arrive this afternoon in Beijing, 16 hours ahead of Pacific Standard Time. A Special Olympics tribute and a reception with the 80 business leaders accompanying him on the trip highlight his first-day schedule, as well as a meeting with Chinese Vice Premier Hui Liangyu Zhongnanhai. China’s population of 1.3 billion and rapidly emerging economic clout make it a prime target for U.S. companies seeking expanded markets. But its economic policies also present a huge challenge. China sold $162 billion more in goods to the United States than the United States sold to China last year, and the gap is widening. President George W. Bush also visits China this week as part of a multination Asia trip. In China, he plans to pressure the country to revalue its currency, reduce its trade surplus with the United States and curb intellectual property theft. The China trip is Schwarzenegger’s third overseas mission since taking office in November 2003. In 2004, he traveled to Israel and Germany on his first mission, and to Japan in the fall. The governor’s schedule includes an event to promote trade at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, a tour of the Port of Shanghai, the premiere of the latest Harry Potter movie in Shanghai and a celebration of “California Grown” food products in Hong Kong. He also will hold business meetings on energy, sustainable development, agriculture and ports. California is the major gateway for U.S. trade to China, with cotton and computer-related products leading the way. The state exported $6.8 billion in goods to China in 2004, double what it exported in 2000, according to the California Chamber of Commerce. Schwarzenegger isn’t the only governor making the rounds in China this week. Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty is there on a similar trade mission, leaving members of that state’s delegation worried that Schwarzenegger’s visit would overshadow their own. “When (former pro wrestler) Jesse Ventura was our governor, he got a lot of attention in China because he was a celebrity,” said one delegate. “That’s sure to happen when Arnold gets here. California will get a lot more attention than Minnesota.” Maria Shriver will pursue her own schedule in China, visiting an orphanage and a battered women’s shelter. Schwarzenegger’s first stop today will be the promotion for the Special Olympics, which was founded by Shriver’s mother, Eunice Kennedy Shriver. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

The Story of the Butt Hall comes back to life

first_imgOne of Donegal’s most famous ballroom of romance will be brought back to life this week when the acclaimed ‘Dreamers and Dancers – The Story of the Butt Hall’ makes a long-overdue return to the Balor Arts Centre, Ballybofey.Penned by Susan Doherty, the play (with music) was first performed to packed houses at the Balor ten years ago to mark what was the 50th anniversary of the award-winning Butt Drama Circle.Rewind to June 2006 – Ms Doherty stood, along with a hundred or more onlookers, on the pavement outside the old Isaac Butt Memorial Hall. Seated inside at a table were the members of the Butt Hall Committee and various dignitaries. The final contract was signed. The old Butt Hall would be demolished before the end of the week to make way for the new Butt Hall Centre, which would also house a purpose-built Balor Theatre.It struck Susan at the time that, in a few days, the much-loved Butt Hall would be gone forever. So, she set about writing the original script for Dreamers and Dancers.To say the show was well received when it was first staged in 2009 would be an understatement – it played to packed houses for two full weeks. Recently adapted and directed by Monica Doherty, audiences from all over Donegal and beyond will next week be given an opportunity to take another trip down memory lane to when it all began over 100 years ago. From drama productions to silent films, court cases to card games, an educational facility to a library, we celebrate the many ways in which the history of The Butt Hall is woven into the fabric of this community.Above all there’s the music. For all its myriad activities and uses down through the years, it’s as a Dance Hall that the Butt Hall is most famously and fondly remembered – one of the true Ballrooms of Romance.Starring, amongst others, ‘Mad Marcus (Mark McIntyre), Fergus Cleary, Mary Laverty, Darieen McMeniman, Brian Duffy and Frankie Quinn, Dreamers and Dancers will return to the Balor this week for four nights only from tonight Tuesday, October 15th to Friday 18th.But, be warned, tickets are selling fast.For bookings, contact the Balor Box Office on 0749131840 or log on to www.balorartscentre.comAdditional information The Butt Drama Circle celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2019 having started out in the Butt Hall, Ballybofey in 1959.  Over the years, the group has evolved and is now much more than just an amateur drama club, winning multiple prizes across the amateur drama scene in Ireland and cultivating local talent. With multiple productions throughout the year, the Butt Drama Circle contributes to the arts scene both locally and in the wider area.The Story of the Butt Hall comes back to life was last modified: October 15th, 2019 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:Ballroom of RomanceButt Halllast_img read more

Cape Town sets doves free for Mandela

first_img9 December 2013National Planning Minister Trevor Manuel has urged the City of Cape Town to name the balcony at City Hall after Nelson Mandela as it is “hallowed ground”.Manuel reminded the hundreds of Capetonians gathered in front of City Hall on Sunday for an interfaith service to remember Mandela that it was from this balcony that Nelson Mandela addressed the world for the first time after his release from prison on 11 February 1990. It was also here that he spoke before his inauguration as president of the country.Although the mood was sombre, the gathered crowd applauded when Manuel said: “When Madiba was released and [former state president] FW de Klerk offered to fly him to Joburg so that he could have his first rally in Joburg, he said: ‘No I am part of the people of Cape Town, I have been here for 27 years. This is my home and the first place that I can report and must report is to the people of Cape Town.’”Manuel, who served under Mandela as Finance Minister, spoke at the service that was part of South Africa’s national week of mourning for the former president. Flags were flying at half mast.Former Springbok wing Chester Williams, who was part of the team that won the 1995 Rugby World Cup, bid Mandela an emotional farewell: “We need to lift this legacy he left. We need more leaders like him,” said Williams. “To the world he was Nelson Mandela, to me he was the world.”CondolencesMeanwhile, South Africans and visitors are continuing to pay homage to former president Nelson Mandela at Cape Town’s Grand Parade. Bunches of flowers, colourful wreaths, letters and placards containing words of condolences filled up a fence set up in front of the City Hall.“Dear Mandela, We are bornfrees [a term used to describe those born after the end of apartheid] thanks to you. We love you,” one of the notices read.Another one signed by “an Angolan living in the city” reads: “Tata [literally, “father”] is gone, but we will never forget about you, a giant of the liberation … epitome of reconciliation.”The city has also opened books of condolence and has set up computer terminals in front of City Hall to allow visitors to leave online dedications on a wall of condolence created on city’s website. See www.capetown.gov.za/nelsonmandela.“Thank you for the legacy that you have left. We will live on with your message of peace and forgiveness,” wrote Tatum Hendricks in one of the books of condolence.‘He changed my life completely’Those that SAnews spoke to at the Grand Parade were emotional about the former president’s passing. Daniel Stemmet from Hermanus said Mandela had changed his life. “I’m a gay person, and because of him I was allowed to get married and I was allowed to adopt a child, so he’s changed my life completely.”Capetonian Gwen Godlo said she was still trying to come to terms with Mandela’s death: “I felt so sad, because he was everything to us, an inspiration”.Desmond Fillis, who is visiting from Port Elizabeth, said, “He’s changed South Africa for all of us, it doesn’t matter what your colour is. He did it with so much sacrifice to him and his family, so there’s no way that people – especially South Africans – can not honour this man and his lifetime.”Masixole Velem, from King Williams Town who is studying in Cape Town, said, “I’m actually here to afford him the chance to rest in peace. He’s done a lot for South Africa in contributing to South Africa, all colours, the rainbow nation, together for a common purpose.”Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille on Sunday announced a series of events to take place in the city to honour Mandela. These include a commemorative event at the Cape Town Stadium on Wednesday.Details on the programme of commemorative events planned by the City of Cape Town are available at www.capetown.gov.zaSAinfo reporter and SAnews.govlast_img read more

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