first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.This is no longer about being patient with their young players. About modest offseason moves. About scrutinizing the franchise purse strings. The Dodgers signed Torre to a three-year contract for a reported $13 million, which is what you might call a more serious investment than the annual $650,000 former manager Grady Little earned. But this is about a lot more than a major new managerial investment. Torre has earned his pay days. This is about recognizing that you don’t bring in someone with the credentials of Torre at his age unless you are prepared to go all out to win now. There isn’t time. He was hired less to shape the organization, than to deliver on it now. Not to offer a 20-minute pitch, but a finished film. So the Dodgers better look at that wealth of young talent and figure out which gems are ready to produce right now, and turn the others into trade bait. If they’re not deemed ready to become a serious contributor to a championship club right now, then they’re in the way. Patience just became a virtue the Dodgers don’t have time for. It may not have been their intent, but hiring Torre made them all about the now. So if Frank McCourt is privately thinking anyone who would pay Alex Rodriguez $30 million a year needs psychiatric treatment, it’s time for him to check out our finest local health care facilities. Because the Dodgers made a commitment Thursday to winning now, whether they realized it or not. It’s not that they haven’t been trying to win all along, but there is a sense of immediacy to it now. “Joe is 67 years old,” General Manager Ned Colletti said. “We don’t expect Joe to manage a very, very long time. “But in our conversations, if we can groom someone under Joe’s direction, we look forward to doing that.” So maybe down the road Don Mattingly is molded into the next Dodgers manager. That’s then. Right now, is all about right now. Torre will turn 68 next July and be 71 by the time his contract runs out. Managers in their 70s are as rare as a Juan Pierre walk. Easily the oldest manager ever to win a World Series was Jack McKeon in 2003 when he led the Marlins to victory over … Torre’s Yankees. Tommy Lasorda was 68 when he retired in 1996. Atlanta’s Bobby Cox, who seems like he has been around since Warren Spahn, is actually a year younger than Torre. This is not to say it wasn’t a great hire, that Torre has lost anything in the clubhouse. He actually seems an ideal hire for a franchise that has struggled to find its way since Kirk Gibson’s momentous home run. Torre is genuine, liked by all, calm as a morning pond. He has experienced everything baseball has to offer, including leading the Yankees to 12 consecutive postseasons and four World Series titles. “Joe Torre comes with a great resume,” Colletti said. “What he’s done the last 12 years is as powerful as any manager in recent memory. “The way he embraces the job, the way the players respond to him, the success that they have had and the way a city and a region support the man. I don’t think you can find any cracks in the foundation with that.” Those Yankees, of course, also carried the biggest payroll in baseball, times two. Missing pieces around expensive players were filled in with more expensive players. It was understood with Yankees owner George Steinbrenner, every season’s team was built to win right now. “No doubt he’s had more of a veteran club than he’ll have here at the outset,” Colletti said. Colletti noted Torre when started in New York, Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera were young. That he frequently worked in young players like a Jorge Posada or Robinson Cano or Melky Cabrera. But the Dodgers are almost overflowing with young talent. They started some lineups in the failed September stretch drive that had four or five players with two or less years experience. “As you watch young players develop, there’s usually a turning point where suddenly you start to see they understand it better,” Colletti said. “That they’re not so much worried about getting three or four hits as they are winning the game.” The Dodgers are at a turning point as an organization with the sad-eyed Torre. If his integrity is unquestioned, so should be his reason for coming here. He may have enjoyed his experience living in Southern California as an Angels broadcaster, but he arrives wanting to win a title with a franchise beyond the Yankees. So the Dodgers best be ready to tap every resource, explore every opportunity, including the game’s best and most expensive player, Rodriquez. “We’re going to meet as a group here at some point and time and discuss not only Alex Rodriguez but everybody else who’s a free agent,” Colletti said. “Plus the different trade scenarios we have coming up.” They’d best be fruitful meetings. Best have some urgency. The heat is on the Dodgers now, and they’re the ones who just stoked the fire. [email protected] local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! OK, kiddies, time to grow up. Time to add some maturity to that swagger, some fully realized development to that potential. OK, management, time to deliver. Time to ante up and produce and hold nothing back. Time to go all in. Joe Torre is 67 years old. You don’t hire Joe Torre to build, but to produce. When the Dodgers officially hired the well-respected Torre on Thursday afternoon, they were also announcing this team and organization was officially about winning it all right now. last_img read more

first_imgmike melanson Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market The long and short of it this morning is don’t go to Twitter.com. The site is currently experiencing what might be a number of security issues, with the most obvious one being a security exploit pointed out by security firm Sophos, that can execute code when you mouseover a link in your Twitter feed. The security flaw is an XSS, or cross-scripting, exploit that allows malicious Javascript to be inserted into a tweet, which can then run code on your computer.According to severalsources, the exploit has quickly changed over time this morning, and users do not even need to mouseover a link to be affected by the flaw. Update: 10:40 AM – Twitter has posted a full explanation of today’s incident. Update: 7AM – Twitter now says that the XSS attack has now been “identified and patched”.We’ve identified and are patching a XSS attack; as always, please message @safety if you have info regarding such an exploit.We expect the patch to be fully rolled out shortly and will update again when it is.Already, Favstar has seen more than 24,000 retweets of one particular implementation of the bug. A quick look at the trending topics this morning shows quite how quickly the exploit has spread, with “Exploit”, “Security Flaw”, “Mouseover”, “Onmouseover” and “XSS” taking up five of the top 10 topics. Both Mashable and TechCrunch report having seen the exploit used to open pop-up windows, redirect users to porn sites and simply do “funny, rick-rolling type stuff”, but the nature of the exploit appears to be changing quickly as the morning goes on. Goerg Wicherski, a Kaspersky Lab Expert writing on the exploit warns that users should turn off Javascript for Twitter. “It is possible to load secondary Javascript from and external URL with no user interaction, which makes this definitely wormable and dangerous,” he writes.Twitter user Judofyr noted earlier this morning that there appeared to be an “ugly XSS hole in Twitter right now” and now says that, as far as he knows, he “started the first worm” but can’t say for sure.For now, if you really need to feed the Twitter addiction, it appears that third-party clients are standing up against the attack, so go with that. But the best bet with the website (although the new Twitter.com doesn’t appear affected) is to avoid it until further notice. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Related Posts Tags:#news#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more

first_imgGrowing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoid Why You Love Online Quizzes Related Posts 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? Tags:#Features#hack Photo by Book Glutton. klint finley According to a post by Cedric Bosdonnat LibreOffice, the fork of OpenOffice.org founded after Oracle acquired Sun, has seen a surge of new contributors. Reading that made me curious how many of you are regular contributors to one or more open source projects.last_img read more

first_imgMoyes tells Liverpool fans: Nothing deliberate over Ramos challenge on Salahby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Manchester United and Everton boss David Moyes insists Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos didn’t set out to injure Mohamed Salah in Liverpool’s Champions League final defeat last season.Moyes was a member of the elite UEFA technical study group that assessed the Champions League Final between Liverpool and Real Madrid.He told the Sunday Express: “One of the big points the next morning about the Champions League Final was the Sergio Ramos foul on Mo Salah. It was the key moment of the game.“Ramos was telling Salah this is the big boys’ game now and you will have to deal with that, but he wasn’t trying to deliberately dislocate his shoulder. I certainly felt it altered the outcome of the match.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_imgLiverpool defender Van Dijk: I’ve still much to improveby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool defender Virgil van Dijk says he’s far from the finished article.He has been named the Premier League’s Player of the Month award for December.And the Netherlands captain demands more of himself.“I’ve improved in every aspect of my game but there is still so much to learn and to get better at,” he said ahead of Saturday’s league meeting with Brighton and Hove Albion.“I’m working every day to get to where I want to be – I want to get the maximum out of myself. That’s [done] by working every day and making sure that you give everything for the team and for your club.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_imgCollege Spun staff picks for week 12 of the 2015 college football season.college spun staff picks week 12Last week, four top ten teams – Baylor, Stanford, LSU and Utah – fell, further complicating the College Football Playoff picture. The Pac-12, which no longer features a team with less than two losses, is in trouble. The Big 12, meanwhile, is looking more likely to see one of its squads qualify for the event. And then there’s Notre Dame, which may very well finish 11-1 and find itself on the outside looking in.This week, despite most of the SEC scheduling cupcakes, we’ve got some great games. LSU takes on Ole Miss. USC and Oregon meet. Baylor and Oklahoma State will tangle. Oklahoma will look to stay hot against TCU. And of course, Michigan State heads to Columbus to take on Ohio State.Matt Hladik is still our leader, but he isn’t in the clear yet. Here’s who we have this week:week 12 picks 1week 12 picks 2week 12 picks 3Who do you have?last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: India will take part in a joint international anti-terror military drill with Pakistan from Monday, despite tensions between the two nations at the Line of Control (LoC) over the Kashmir issue. The 15-day-long military exercise begins in Orenburg in Russia from Monday under the aegis of the China-backed Shanghai Co-operation Organisation. Apart from India and Pakistan, the host country Russia, as well as China and four other nations, are also taking part in the annual military training exercise. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details “The exercise aims at evolving drills of the participating armies and practicing them in the fight against the scourge of international terrorism thereby ensuring military security in the strategic central Asian region,” a statement from the defence ministry said. The exercise named TSENTR 2019 – comprises two modules including one on counter-terror operations, repelling air strikes, reconnaissance operations and defensive measures. The second module focuses on offensive operations. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday The Russian military drill is the first instance this year when armed forces from the nuclear-powered neighbours – India and Pakistan, will participate at a common platform ever since the Balakot anti-terror airstrikes in February. Diplomatic relations between India and Pakistan reached a new low following the Balakot incident. The relations reached a nadir after India withdrew special status to Jammu and Kashmir by revoking Article 370 of the Constitution on August 5. India has been alleging Pakistan of upping the ante at the LoC through continuous ceasefire violations. Pakistan has been alleged of attempts to push through trained militants across the LoC into the Kashmir valley under cover of shelling during these violations. On the other hand, Pakistan has alleged India of committing large-scale human rights’ violations in Jammu and Kashmir after imposing unprecedented security cover across the valley and cutting of all communication lines. The exercise, which is being held in the backdrop of these allegations and counter-allegations, will focus on evaluating the level of troop preparedness, acquisition of required skills and raising levels of inter-operability, and demonstrating readiness of participating armies. Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan are also taking part in the annual event that is being held at the Donguz training center in Orenburg.last_img read more

first_imgDanielle RochetteAPTN NewsAlanis Obomsawin, one of Canada’s foremost documentary filmmakers will be showing a different talent Friday night in Montreal when she performs from her album Bush Lady.The seven track album was originally released in 1985 and was reissued three years later.In June, a 30th anniversary issue was released.For decades Obomsawin has fought for justice and gave Indigenous peoples a voice through her lens as a documentary maker.Now it’s her voice that people will hear when she performs.“So until the time I started to sing oh, my God – I almost feel I do not have a voice I was so uncomfortable and finally when I started to sing I guess something else come to me I was very touched by how welcomed I was,” Obomsawin told APTN [email protected]@danfromestlast_img read more

first_imgWASHINGTON — US health officials say they plan to overhaul the country’s decades-old system for approving most medical devices, which experts have long criticized for failing to catch problems with risky implants and medical instruments.The Food and Drug Administration announced plans Monday aimed at making sure new medical devices reflect up-to-date safety and effectiveness features. The system targeted by the actions generally allows manufacturers to launch new products based on similarities to decades-old products, not new clinical testing.The FDA’s pledge came one day after the publication of a global investigation into medical device safety by more than 50 media organizations, including The Associated Press. The probe, led by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, analyzed more than 8 million device-related health records, including death and injury reports and recalls.Matthew Perrone, The Associated Presslast_img read more

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – On Wednesday, September 18, 2019, at 7:00 pm the RCMP received a report that a vehicle had struck two pedestrians in the 10100 block of 98th Ave, then fled the scene.The RCMP report all on-duty officers including the Crime Reduction Unit and Drug Section members flooded the scene along with two RCMP Collision Reconstructionists.EMS immediately attended and confirmed the two adults (26-year-old man, 31-year-old woman), were pronounced deceased at the scene. According to the RCMP, shortly after 10:00 pm the suspect believed to be involved in this incident surrendered himself and the suspect vehicle has been seized.If anyone who may have witnessed this incident but have not yet spoken with RCMP, call 250-787-8100.Names of the deceased (both residents of Fort St. John) will not be released by the RCMP and no further information supplied to protect the integrity of the investigation.last_img read more