Day of prayer and fasting called as plague sweeps Madagascar

first_img Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Anglican Communion Rector Smithfield, NC Featured Events Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Bath, NC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Youth Minister Lorton, VA [Anglican Communion News Service] The Mothers’ Union in the Anglican Province of the Indian Ocean is calling for a day of prayer and fasting on Oct. 13, in response to an epidemic of plague which is sweeping the island of Madagascar. The provincial Mother’s Union president, Marie-Pierrette Bezara, has called on women to pray that “the God of mercy [will] save the Malagasy people from this horrible disease.”Read the entire article here. Rector Shreveport, LA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Submit an Event Listing An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL Course Director Jerusalem, Israel AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Submit a Job Listing The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Director of Music Morristown, NJ Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Washington, DC Posted Oct 9, 2017 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Tampa, FL Submit a Press Release Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Albany, NY Associate Rector Columbus, GA Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Hopkinsville, KY Day of prayer and fasting called as plague sweeps Madagascar Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Press Release Service Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Collierville, TN Tagslast_img read more

Gardai get extension to question on Treacy death

first_imgGARDAI investigating the murder of Daniel Treacy have been granted more time to question two men in relation to his killing. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The men are being questioned under Section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act. The 35-year-old father of two was shot dead at the Topaz petrol station on the Ennis Road on the outskirts of the city last Monday morning. A man in his fifties was arrested on Thursday in the north side of the city and is being held at Roxboro Garda Station. A 29-year-old man arrested on Monday night is also being detained for questioning. Facebook NewsLocal NewsGardai get extension to question on Treacy deathBy admin – February 28, 2010 523 Previous articleLSAD ‘Fashionation’ photography exhibitionNext articleMotorists warned of dangerous road conditions admin Print Linkedincenter_img WhatsApp Twitter Advertisement Emaillast_img read more

Operation Vermont Maple Sweetness 2009′ to thank the troops

first_imgVermont maple syrup producers are each being asked to donate one gallon of syrup in order to send a taste of Vermont springtime to troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. For the fifth year, the Vermont Maple Sugar Makers Association is organizing Operation Vermont Maple Sweetness 2009 which will package the donated syrup into one pint containers and ship them to bases in Iraq and Afghanistan. Over 8000 pints of syrup were sent in 2008.The syrup sent last year resulted in numerous heartfelt e-mails from the troops. Thank you for the effort that people in Vermont went through with Operation Vermont Maple Sweetness. Thanks for the reminder of good things from back home. The syrup was on the breakfast line and was a big hit with my friends and me. Thanks for thinking of us and please let the rest of your co-workers know that their actions are appreciated here.Operation Vermont Maple Sweetness 2009 is a real team effort between Vermont maple producers, the Vermont Maple Sugar Makers Association, the Vermont Maple Foundation, the Vermont Maple Industry Council, Sugar Hill Containers, the Vermont Maple Festival, Vermont Department of Tourism & Marketing, and Vermont Agency of Agriculture. We want to thank the many other individuals and businesses who supported this project last year and are seeking sponsors for this year s project.The deadline for donations of syrup is May 1 in order to have the syrup in the soldiers hands by Memorial Day. Maple syrup producers are encouraged to donate one gallon of their best syrup and take it to the drop-off locations listed below and on www.vermontmaple.org(link is external). The general public may also donate to help defray shipping costs. For more information about sponsorships call Sam Cutting IV at (802) 425-3971 and for syrup donations call Rick Marsh (802) 644-5482. Anyone wishing to may send a donation to: Mary Croft, Treasurer, Vermont Maple Sugar Makers Association, 491 East Barnard Road, S. Royalton, VT, 05068.Drop-off Points for Syrup (deadline is May 1):Addison CountyDakin Farm, FerrisburghRheaume Kitchen & Flooring Center, Inc., 2106 Rte 7, South MiddleburyCaledonia CountyMaple Grove, St JohnsburyChittenden CountyDepot Home & Garden, Essex JunctionPeter Purinton, HuntingtonFranklin CountyVMSMA’s Booth at the Vermont Maple Festival – St. AlbansCDL/Maple Pro – St. AlbansLeader Evaporator – SwantonLapierre SwantonDominion & Grimm – FairfaxLamoille CountyVermont Maple Outlet – JeffersonvilleUVM Extension Office – Morrisville (Open Monday – Friday 8am – 4pm)Butternut Mountain Farm Store, JohnsonOrange CountyRoger Palmer – Randolph CenterCentral Supply-Randolph 802-728-5332Orleans CountyCouture’s Maple Shop – WestfieldFarm Yard Store – DerbyDesmarias Equipment – OrleansRutland CountyC.H. Grimm RutlandRichard Green–PoultneyWashington CountyAgency of Agriculture– MontpelierGoodrich Maple Farm CabotMorse Farm–MontpelierWindham CountyFranklin Geist – Saxtons RiverUVM Extension Office – Brattleboro (Open Monday Friday 8am – 4:30pm)Bascom Maple Farms Alstead, NHWindsor County:Gateway Motors, White River JctMary Croft, East BarnardGreen Mountain Sugar House, Ludlowlast_img read more

Vermont Medicaid solution in congressional health reform plan

first_imgSenator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) announced Thursday that the final health reform package that is now headed for House and Senate votes will recognize the early investment Vermont has made in its Medicaid program, meaning more than $100 million in added funding for Vermont’s Medicaid programs over the next ten years.The Medicaid solution for Vermont – one of the last issues to be resolved in final work on the plan — was chiefly negotiated by Leahy with strong support from Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Representative Peter Welch (D-Vt.).  The remedy fixes underfunding for Vermont as an “early leader” state that offers more generous Medicaid programs than much of the country. Leahy said, “My argument throughout these negotiations was clear.  Vermont should not be punished for doing the right thing.  It was also a compelling argument because it is widely known that Vermont has been a leader in expanding health insurance coverage over the last 15 years.”Sanders said, “I am pleased that in these very difficult economic times we have managed to prevent the State of Vermont and other forward-thinking states from being discriminated against because we did the right thing in providing health coverage for more low-income people.  States that innovate and have addressed the health care crisis should be respected and not penalized.  I am glad that we have accomplished that goal.”Welch said, “Vermont is widely recognized as an innovative leader among the states in ensuring access to high quality, affordable health care.  It would be more than ironic for our state and its citizens to be penalized because we lead the way.  Thanks to the hard work of Senator Leahy, Vermont will now be recognized – not punished — for its leadership.”As part of the effort to expand coverage to uninsured Americans, health reform proposals in the House and the Senate included expansions of the Medicaid program.  The Medicaid expansion will insure more low-income Americans while also addressing variations in eligibility and benefit levels across current state Medicaid programs.  To encourage state responsibility for newly eligible Medicaid beneficiaries, an earlier draft of the Senate bill included a formula giving states a 100 percent match for the expanded population for the first three years, and an enhanced match for that population for all other years.  That formula unintentionally disadvantaged Vermont, an “early leader” state that would not have had any “newly eligible” enrollees under that Senate definition — and Vermont therefore would not have seen any added Medicaid funding.Before the draft Senate bill was finished, Leahy worked to include a bump up of 2.2 percent for Vermont for all Vermont Medicaid beneficiaries for six years.  The 2.2 percent increase fixed the error in the original Senate Medicaid formula that would have given Vermont no additional Medicaid funding.The new package released Thursday includes a two-year enhanced match rate for all of Vermont’s Medicaid beneficiaries from 2014 to 2016.  Beginning in 2014, Vermont will receive an additional federal match rate for certain Medicaid beneficiaries, which increases each year until 2020, when Vermont and other early leader states will receive the same federal rate as all other states.         Throughout the health bill negotiations, Leahy’s Medicaid fix for Vermont was a top priority of Governor James Douglas (R) and of key leaders of the Vermont Legislature.Source: Leahy’s office. 3.18.2010# # # # #last_img read more

Security or unfamiliarity: What’s stopping mobile-payments adoption?

first_img 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Consumers over the years have shown they enjoy the convenience of digital banking and mobile payments. But, market surveys find time and time again that consumers remain uneasy about the security of their electronic transactions.That, in turn, has put financial institutions and fintech companies in a quandary: How do they provide products with top-notch security while making it easy for consumers to use things such as mobile wallets and in-app payments?That was one of many questions one panel at the recent Bank Customer Experience attempted to answer during a discussion about security and simplicity in electronic transactions.For the panelists who participated in this discussion, they agreed consumers’ security concerns might be more about unfamiliarity with certain products more than anything else. continue reading »last_img read more

After hiatus, Alcoholics Anonymous returns to USC

first_img“Hi, I’m Paul and I’m an alcoholic.”“Hi Paul,” the attendees greeted in unison.At Wednesday night’s Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, six recovering addicts took turns sharing stories of their struggles to overcome alcoholism and drug addiction. The meeting — the second weekly meeting at USC after a hiatus of more than two years — began at 6 p.m. in University Religious Center room 205 with the reading of the AA preamble. Together, the members recited the Serenity Prayer.“God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.”Paul S., a senior majoring in health sciences, attended his first AA meeting three years ago at USC. He explained that unlike other addicts, he had no legitimate reason to start drinking alcohol.Anonymous · Recovering alcoholics meet at the University Religious Center once per week to share their struggles in overcoming addiction. USC has not hosted regular meetings in more than two years. – Amaresh Sundaram Kuppuswamy | Daily Trojan“I come from this perfect Leave it to Beaver family and Beaver’s got a drinking problem,” he said. “My mom is the sweetest person — she makes Martha Stewart look like an amateur. There was nothing that made me start drinking.”During his childhood, Paul’s family often added wine to their drinks as a Croatian cultural tradition, he said. As he got older, Paul began to understand that the good feeling, which came with consuming those drinks, was because of the alcohol mixed in.“The last time my drinking was pure was when I was 9 years old,” he said. “After that, I was sneaking into the liquor cabinet.”Paul said he started drinking and smoking marijuana every day. He also took pills every day when he began working at a pharmacy.He reached his “bottom” — the low point in which he realized he needed help — when he was regularly injecting heroin to the frequency that his parents began noticing it. Yet he did not want to become sober, he said.“The only reason I got sober is because I started going to the AA meetings that [my rehabilitation center] told me to,” he said. “I’ve been sober almost five years now … I’m really grateful to be sober. I mean it.”Wednesday’s meeting was the second AA meeting USC has hosted this year. Several years ago, AA meetings existed on campus but the program disappeared until this semester.The USC Office of Religious Life recently revived the meetings, though the office is not involved in the program. The office solely provides a location for the meetings and the staff does not sit in on meetings or necessarily know the students who attend.Unlike most groups on campus, there is no one leader at the AA meetings. Each member is able to vocalize his stories equally, and as one member tells his story, the group is silent and listens.Also, because USC provides a location for meetings, students do not need to pay any fees to come, nor must they sign up to join. Meetings are open to both students and non-USC attendees. Donations are optional and recovering addicts are allowed to attend whenever they want, without inquiry. The program accepts donations so that members can provide coffee or food at some meetings. In other AA meetings around the world, groups collect donations in order to pay for minimal costs, such as toilet paper in the bathrooms or food; however, dues are never required at any AA meeting.Associate Dean of the Office of Religious Life Jim Burklo said that he expects many students to attend the meetings.“We’re going to have a lot of alcoholics. It’s true in any university,” he said. “AA is a very powerful, spiritually grounded program for maintaining sobriety. It’s not a magic pill … But it’s great for people trying to maintain sobriety.”Anthony B., 39, another AA member, said he was homeless at one point because he spent all his money on drugs.He said he initially challenged the AA’s principles and attempted to prove them wrong because he did not believe that they would be effective. He finally decided to try out AA, he said, because he preferred his AA peers’ lifestyles to his own.“It was hell where I was. I don’t ever want to go back there,” he said.A junior majoring in mathematics and economics who helped bring AA meetings back to USC, and who preferred to remain unnamed, said AA is based on a 12-step process that helps develop a relationship with a higher power. Members put their faith in a higher power to end their obsession of drugs and alcohol.The junior attends meetings all across Los Angeles and said each meeting usually ranges in attendance anywhere from three to 500 people. More than 3,000 registered meetings take place in Los Angeles per week, he said.“A meeting is a collection of people with the common goal of staying sober today, that meet together and share their experience, strength, and hope,” he said. “[AA] is very surrounded around a spiritual source to keep us sober.”AA meetings are held in URC 205 on Mondays from noon to1 p.m. and on Wednesdays from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.last_img read more

How the Dodgers outplayed Brewers in Game 7 to return to the World Series

first_img How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “This one’s by far more special than any other one because of the way we got here,” Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner said. “Being 10 games under early in the year, nine games back, going into September in third place at one point, forcing a Game 163 and then winning that division for a sixth time, coming here and playing a seventh game in a really, really tough place to play on the road.“It’s just been a special year all the way around.”The Game 7 victory that got them there featured the hallmarks of this Dodgers team – home runs and a key contribution from one of their multi-position moving pieces.Cody Bellinger (the NLCS MVP) hit a two-run shot in the second inning off Brewers starter Jhoulys Chacin to give the Dodgers the lead. Despite the Brewers trailing, Craig Counsell played his ace, bringing Josh Hader into the game in the third inning.Hader pitched his expected three scoreless innings. As soon as he left, the Dodgers were back in business.Max Muncy led off the fifth with a single off reliever Xavier Cedeno. Justin Turner followed with another off reliever Jeremy Jeffress who did get Manny Machado to fly out and Bellinger to bounce into a forceout.That brought up Yasiel Puig, who had a special moment with Jeffress in Game 3, gesturing in frustration at Jeffress to give him something to hit as he drew a ninth-inning walk in the Brewers’ shutout victory.Jeffress gave him something to hit this time – a 1-and-1 curveball that Puig hammered over the center field fence. The three-run shot (one of Puig’s three hits) bookended Bellinger’s blast around Hader’s run.For the NL leaders in home runs this season, the Dodgers’ first multi-home run game of the NLCS couldn’t have come at a better time. Counsell’s bullpen machinations meant nothing as the Dodgers turned to their own bullpen, closing it out with 4-1/3 innings of scoreless relief – the last inning by Clayton Kershaw.But everything might have been different if not for a play by Taylor in the fifth inning.With the Dodgers clinging to just a one-run lead at the time, Lorenzo Cain doubled with two outs, sending Dave Roberts to his bullpen. Pitching on back-to-back days for the first time in his major-league life – and one day after learning his grandmother had died – Julio Urias came in to face Christian Yelich.Yelich homered in the first inning off Dodgers starter Walker Buehler. This time, he drilled a slicing drive into the left-center field gap that had game-tying double written all over it.“At that point in time, I thought the game was tied,” Roberts said. “But CT got a great break on the ball and really made a game-saving play. Once the game is tied, anything can happen. The momentum shifts.”Bellinger put it even more bluntly.Related Articles Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start center_img “That was the catch of the year,” he said.Taylor ran it down at the warning track and made a spectacular, sliding catch to rob Yelich of the hit.“The way it was slicing off the bat, my original route was kind of off. I had to kind of banana back,” Taylor said of the catch.Taylor’s route to the catch was even more circuitous than that. He went from the Dodgers’ starting center fielder on Opening Day to their shortstop after Corey Seager was lost to elbow surgery to part-time player moving all over the diamond after the acquisition of Manny Machado – but emblematic of the Dodgers’ road back to the World Series.“The struggle was real this year,” Dodgers GM Farhan Zaidi said in the celebratory locker room. “From being 10 games under .500, the dogfight in the division, going to Game 163, really having our backs up to the wall coming into this game – easy really wasn’t in our playbook this year up to this point. So I guess it was fitting that this went to Game 7.” PreviousEmpty bottles are seen as Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates in the clubhouse after Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. The Dodgers won 5-1 to advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger chits a two-run home run during the second inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Walker Buehler (21) throws during the first inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsMilwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Jhoulys Chacin (45) throws during the first inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)MILWAUKEE, WI – OCTOBER 20: Walker Buehler #21 of the Los Angeles Dodgers bunts against the Milwaukee Brewers during the fifth inning in Game Seven of the National League Championship Series at Miller Park on October 20, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)MILWAUKEE, WI – OCTOBER 20: Enrique Hernandez #14 of the Los Angeles Dodgers reacts after striking out against Josh Hader #71 of the Milwaukee Brewers during the fifth inning in Game Seven of the National League Championship Series at Miller Park on October 20, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)MILWAUKEE, WI – OCTOBER 20: Enrique Hernandez #14 of the Los Angeles Dodgers reacts after striking out against Josh Hader #71 of the Milwaukee Brewers during the fifth inning in Game Seven of the National League Championship Series at Miller Park on October 20, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)MILWAUKEE, WI – OCTOBER 20: Walker Buehler #21 of the Los Angeles Dodgers walks back to the dugout after being relieved against the Milwaukee Brewers during the fifth inning in Game Seven of the National League Championship Series at Miller Park on October 20, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)MILWAUKEE, WI – OCTOBER 20: Julio Urias #7 of the Los Angeles Dodgers throws a pitch against the Milwaukee Brewers during the fifth inning in Game Seven of the National League Championship Series at Miller Park on October 20, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)Fans stand during the national anthem before Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game between the Milwaukee Brewers and the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)Fans cheer before Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game between the Milwaukee Brewers and the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)Milwaukee Brewers third baseman Travis Shaw (21) tags out Los Angeles Dodgers’ Max Muncy (13) at second base and turns to a double play during the first inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Jhoulys Chacin (45) throws during the first inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)Milwaukee Brewers’ Christian Yelich celebrates after hitting a home run during the first inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Walker Buehler (21) throws during the first inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Walker Buehler throws during the first inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)Milwaukee Brewers’ Christian Yelich celebrates after hitting a home run during the first inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Milwaukee Brewers third baseman Travis Shaw (21) tags out Los Angeles Dodgers’ Max Muncy (13) at second base and turns to a double play during the first inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)Milwaukee Brewers’ Christian Yelich hits a home run during the first inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Milwaukee Brewers’ Christian Yelich (22) hits a home run during the first inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)Milwaukee Brewers fans react after Christian Yelich hit a home run during the first inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Manny Machado (8) bunts during the second inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Manny Machado (8) bunts during the second inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger (35) hits a two-run home run during the second inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger (35) hits a two-run home run during the second inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger celebrates after hitting a two-run home run during the second inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger (35) runs bases after hitting a two-run home run during the second inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger celebrates after hitting a two-run home run during the second inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Manny Machado and Cody Bellinger (35) celebrate after scoring runs during the second inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger (35) celebrates with Joc Pederson (31)after hitting a two run home run during the second inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger celebrates with his teammates after hitting a two-run home run during the second inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Walker Buehler throws during the first inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jerry Lai, Pool)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig reacts after hitting a double during the second inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Josh Hader (71) throws during the third inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)Milwaukee Brewers’ Josh Hader throws during the third inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Manny Machado (8) hits a single during the fourth inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)Milwaukee Brewers’ Travis Shaw (21) throws the ball to second to get Los Angeles Dodgers’ Manny Machado (8) out at second base during the fourth inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)Milwaukee Brewers’ Travis Shaw (21) tags out Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger (35) on second base and turns to a double play during the fourth inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)Milwaukee Brewers’ Travis Shaw (21) hits a double during the fourth inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)The ball hit by Milwaukee Brewers’ Christian Yelich goes over Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig (66) for a home run during the first inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig (66) celebrates after hitting a double during the second inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Austin Barnes (15) strikes out during the fifth inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Josh Hader (71) and catcher Erik Kratz talks on the mound during the fifth inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)Milwaukee Brewers’ Orlando Arcia (3) tags out Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner (10) at second base during the sixth inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Jeremy Jeffress (32) throws during the sixth inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner breaks up a double play with Milwaukee Brewers’ Orlando Arcia covering during the sixth inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Chris Taylor (3) catch the fly ball hit by Milwaukee Brewers’ Christian Yelich during the fifth inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)MILWAUKEE, WI – OCTOBER 20: Chris Taylor #3 of the Los Angeles Dodgers makes a diving catch hit by Christian Yelich #22 of the Milwaukee Brewers during the fifth inning in Game Seven of the National League Championship Series at Miller Park on October 20, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Chris Taylor (3) reacts after catching the fly ball hit by Milwaukee Brewers’ Christian Yelich during the fifth inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Chris Taylor is congratulated by Chris Taylor after catching a ball hit by Milwaukee Brewers’ Christian Yelich during the fifth inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Kike’ Hernandez (14) reacts after left fielder Chris Taylor (3) catches the fly ball hit by Milwaukee Brewers’ Christian Yelich during the fifth inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)Los Angeles Dodgers left fielder Chris Taylor (3) celebrates with Manny Machado (8) after catching the fly ball hit by Milwaukee Brewers’ Christian Yelich during the fifth inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)The Dodgers’ Chris Taylor is congratulated by Manny Machado after catching a ball hit by Milwaukee Brewers’ Christian Yelich during the fifth inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Milwaukee Brewers’ Xavier Cedeno throws during the sixth inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Milwaukee Brewers manager Craig Counsell takes relief pitcher Xavier Cedeno out of the game during the sixth inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Milwaukee Brewers’ Travis Shaw (21) tags out Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger (35) on second base and turns to a double play during the fourth inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)Milwaukee Brewers’ Travis Shaw (21) hits a double during the fourth inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig hits a three-run home run during the sixth inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig hits a three-run home run during the sixth inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig (66) hits a three -run home run during the sixth inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)MILWAUKEE, WI – OCTOBER 20: Yasiel Puig #66 of the Los Angeles Dodgers hits a three run home run against Jeremy Jeffress #32 of the Milwaukee Brewers during the sixth inning in Game Seven of the National League Championship Series at Miller Park on October 20, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig (66) hits a three -run home run during the sixth inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)MILWAUKEE, WI – OCTOBER 20: Yasiel Puig #66 of the Los Angeles Dodgers hits a three run home run against Jeremy Jeffress #32 of the Milwaukee Brewers during the sixth inning in Game Seven of the National League Championship Series at Miller Park on October 20, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig hits a three-run home run during the sixth inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger (35) celebrates after Yasiel Puig hits a three-run home run during the sixth inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig reacts after hitting a three-run home run during the sixth inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig (66) celebrates as he runs bases after hitting a three-run home run during the sixth inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig (66) celebrates as he runs bases after hitting a three-run home run during the sixth inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig (66) celebrates as he runs bases after hitting a three-run home run during the sixth inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)MILWAUKEE, WI – OCTOBER 20: Yasiel Puig #66 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates with Max Muncy #13 after hitting a three run home run against Jeremy Jeffress #32 of the Milwaukee Brewers during the sixth inning in Game Seven of the National League Championship Series at Miller Park on October 20, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)The Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig (66) celebrates as he returns to the dugout after hitting a three-run home run during the sixth inning of Game 7 of the NLCS against the Brewers on Saturday in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig reacts after hitting a three-run home run during the sixth inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)A Milwaukee Brewers fan watches during the sixth inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw throws during the ninth inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)A Milwaukee Brewers fan watches during the seventh inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)Milwaukee Brewers’ Christian Yelich and Ryan Braun watch during the ninth inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. The Dodgers won 5-1. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws during the ninth inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)The Los Angeles Dodgers celebrate after Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. The Dodgers won 5-1 to win the series. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)The Los Angeles Dodgers celebrate after winning Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. The Dodgers won 5-1. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)A Milwaukee Brewers fans watch during the eighth inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game between the Milwaukee Brewers and the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)The Dodgers celebrate after beating the Brewers in Game 7 of the NLCS on Saturday night in Milwaukee, earning a trip to their second consecutive World Series. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Milwaukee Brewers players in the dugout watch during the ninth inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw (22) celebrates with Austin Barnes after winning Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. The Dodgers won 5-1. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)The Los Angeles Dodgers celebrate after Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. The Dodgers won 5-1 to advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)The Los Angeles Dodgers celebrate after Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. The Dodgers won 5-1 to win the series. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)MILWAUKEE, WI – OCTOBER 20: The Los Angeles Dodgers celebrate after defeating the Milwaukee Brewers in Game Seven to win the National League Championship Series at Miller Park on October 20, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)The Los Angeles Dodgers celebrate after Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. The Dodgers won 5-1 to win the series. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)MILWAUKEE, WI – OCTOBER 20: The Los Angeles Dodgers celebrate after defeating the Milwaukee Brewers in Game Seven to win the National League Championship Series at Miller Park on October 20, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)The Los Angeles Dodgers celebrate after Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. The Dodgers won 5-1 to win the series. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)The Los Angeles Dodgers celebrate after winning Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. The Dodgers won 5-1.(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)The Los Angeles Dodgers celebrate after winning Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. The Dodgers won 5-1. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)The Los Angeles Dodgers celebrate after Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. The Dodgers won 5-1 to advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)The Los Angeles Dodgers celebrate after Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. The Dodgers won 5-1 to advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)The Los Angeles Dodgers celebrate after Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. The Dodgers won 5-1 to advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Manny Machado celebrates after winning Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. The Dodgers won 5-1. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw celebrates with manager Dave Roberts after winning Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. The Dodgers won 5-1. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Kenta Maeda, left, celebrates with Cody Bellinger after winning Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. The Dodgers won 5-1. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)The Los Angeles Dodgers celebrate after Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. The Dodgers won 5-1 to win the series. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw celebrates after winning Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. The Dodgers won 5-1. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)MILWAUKEE, WI – OCTOBER 20: The Los Angeles Dodgers celebrate after defeating the Milwaukee Brewers in Game Seven to win the National League Championship Series at Miller Park on October 20, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)MILWAUKEE, WI – OCTOBER 20: The Los Angeles Dodgers celebrate after defeating the Milwaukee Brewers in Game Seven to win the National League Championship Series at Miller Park on October 20, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts celebrates after Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. The Dodgers won 5-1 to advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig, right, celebrates after Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. The Dodgers won 5-1 to advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)MILWAUKEE, WI – OCTOBER 20: Clayton Kershaw #22 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates after defeating the Milwaukee Brewers in Game Seven to win the National League Championship Series at Miller Park on October 20, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)MILWAUKEE, WI – OCTOBER 20: Yasiel Puig #66 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates after defeating the Milwaukee Brewers in Game Seven to win the National League Championship Series at Miller Park on October 20, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)MILWAUKEE, WI – OCTOBER 20: MLB chief baseball officer Joe Torre hands Cody Bellinger #35 of the Los Angeles Dodgers the MVP Trophy after defeating the Milwaukee Brewers in Game Seven to win the National League Championship Series at Miller Park on October 20, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Pool/Getty Images)MILWAUKEE, WI – OCTOBER 20: Owner Mark Walter of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates with the Warren C. Giles Trophy after defeating the Milwaukee Brewers in Game Seven to win the National League Championship Series at Miller Park on October 20, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jeff Roberson – Pool/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger gets his MVP trophy after Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. The Dodgers won 5-1 to advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)MILWAUKEE, WI – OCTOBER 20: Dave Roberts #30 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates with the Warren C. Giles Trophy after defeating the Milwaukee Brewers in Game Seven to win the National League Championship Series at Miller Park on October 20, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jeff Roberson – Pool/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig celebrates in the clubhouse after Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig is doused by Manny Machado as they celebrate in the clubhouse after Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Manny Machado celebrates after Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. The Dodgers won 5-1 to advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Matt Kemp celebrates after Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. The Dodgers won 5-1 to advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)MILWAUKEE, WI – OCTOBER 20: Clayton Kershaw #22 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates in the locker room after defeating the Milwaukee Brewers in Game Seven to win the National League Championship Series at Miller Park on October 20, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Chris Taylor celebrates after Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. The Dodgers won 5-1 to advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)Los Angeles Dodgers’ manager Dave Roberts holds the championship trophy after Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. The Dodgers won 5-1 to advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig is doused by teammates as they celebrate in the clubhouse after Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)MILWAUKEE, WI – OCTOBER 20: Yasiel Puig #66 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates in the locker room after defeating the Milwaukee Brewers in Game Seven to win the National League Championship Series at Miller Park on October 20, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)MILWAUKEE, WI – OCTOBER 20: Yasiel Puig #66 and Cody Bellinger #35 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrate in the locker room after defeating the Milwaukee Brewers in Game Seven to win the National League Championship Series at Miller Park on October 20, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig celebrates after Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. The Dodgers won 5-1 to advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig is doused by Manny Machado as they celebrate in the clubhouse after Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Hyun-Jin Ryu celebrates after Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. The Dodgers won 5-1 to advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)MILWAUKEE, WI – OCTOBER 20: Manny Machado #8 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates with the Warren C. Giles Trophy in the locker room after defeating the Milwaukee Brewers in Game Seven to win the National League Championship Series at Miller Park on October 20, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jeff Roberson – Pool/Getty Images)MILWAUKEE, WI – OCTOBER 20: Yasiel Puig #66 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates in the locker room after defeating the Milwaukee Brewers in Game Seven to win the National League Championship Series at Miller Park on October 20, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)MILWAUKEE, WI – OCTOBER 20: Manny Machado #8 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates with the Warren C. Giles Trophy in the locker room after defeating the Milwaukee Brewers in Game Seven to win the National League Championship Series at Miller Park on October 20, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jeff Roberson – Pool/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers players after Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game =ahSaturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. The Dodgers won 5-1 to advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)MILWAUKEE, WI – OCTOBER 20: Manny Machado #8 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates with the Warren C. Giles Trophy in the locker room after defeating the Milwaukee Brewers in Game Seven to win the National League Championship Series at Miller Park on October 20, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jeff Roberson – Pool/Getty Images)MILWAUKEE, WI – OCTOBER 20: Kenley Jansen #74 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates in the locker room after defeating the Milwaukee Brewers in Game Seven to win the National League Championship Series at Miller Park on October 20, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Kenta Maeda is doused by teammates as they celebrate in the clubhouse after Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. The Dodgers won 5-1 to advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Matt Kemp, left, Manny Machado and Pedro Baez celebrate in the clubhouse after Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. The Dodgers won 5-1 to advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Kenta Maeda is doused by teammates as they celebrate in the clubhouse after Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. The Dodgers won 5-1 to advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Kenta Maeda celebrates in the clubhouse after Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. The Dodgers won 5-1 to advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)Former Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda celebrates in the clubhouse after Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. The Dodgers won 5-1 to advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)Former Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda celebrates in the clubhouse after Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. The Dodgers won 5-1 to advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)A broadcast reporter is doused by Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig, left, as the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrate in the clubhouse after Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. The Dodgers won 5-1 to advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Kenta Maeda is doused by teammates as they celebrate in the clubhouse after Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. The Dodgers won 5-1 to advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig, left, and Manny Machado celebrate in the clubhouse after Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw celebrates in the clubhouse after Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. The Dodgers won 5-1 to advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)Empty bottles are seen as Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates in the clubhouse after Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. The Dodgers won 5-1 to advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger chits a two-run home run during the second inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)NextShow Caption1 of 138Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger chits a two-run home run during the second inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)ExpandMILWAUKEE — And … they’re back.After 12 months of talking about it, planning for it and praying for it, the Dodgers will get their do-over. Neither Tommy John surgeries for their shortstop nor diminished velocity for their ace nor a season extended to 163 games could stay these Dodgers from the completion of their round trip.Thirty years to the day after the clinching victory in their last World Series championship, the Dodgers got another chance to end the drought that has followed, beating the Milwaukee Brewers 5-1 in Game 7 of the National League Championship Series on Saturday night.“Oh, countless. Countless,” Dodgers outfielder Chris Taylor said when asked how often the team had talked collectively or thought individually about getting back to the World Series. “That was the message from Day One of spring training. Honestly, it was the message from after Game 7 last year. Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season “I think we learned from that as a team and everybody thought about this moment and getting back to the World Series and finishing the job this time.”The Dodgers will begin play in their 20th World Series on Tuesday at Fenway Park against the Boston Red Sox – the long-awaited rematch of the 1916 Series between the Red Sox and Brooklyn Robins (won by the Sox in five games).“I’m excited about going to Boston,” Dodgers team president and CEO Stan Kasten said, a twinkle in his eye as he delivered a line he’d been preparing since the Red Sox won the ALCS.“I think it’s a little unfair to make us play these high-payroll teams. But we’re going to give it our best shot.”The Red Sox had the highest payroll in the majors this year (approximately $228.4 million) while the Dodgers ($197 million) slipped to third after five years of leading the majors.last_img read more

Tuesday February 18th Local Sports

first_imgClass 2ARecord Pts Prv1. Treynor (7) 21-1 104 12. North Linn, Troy Mills (1) 21-0 96 2(tie) Van Meter (3) 20-0 96 34. Monticello 18-2 66 85. West Sioux, Hawarden 19-2 57 46. Camanche 18-3 55 57. Aplington-Parkersburg 19-2 31 108. Boyden-Hull 18-3 25 69. Western Christian, Hull 16-5 21 910. Osage 19-2 19 NROthers receiving votes: Beckman Catholic, Dyersville 14. Woodward-Granger 11. A-H-S-TW, Avoca 3. OA-BCIG 3. Panorama, Panora 2. Williamsburg 2. TONIGHT:AM-1300 KGLO, kgloam.com, Radio.com app — 1A girls regional quarterfinal — Newman at Garrigan — 6:45AM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB, kribam.com, Radio.com app — Clear Lake boys at Algona — 7:30 == 1A girls Region 2 tonightNewman at Bishop GarriganBCLUW at AGWSRNorth Butler at East BuchananDunkerton at Colo-NESCO== 1A girls Region 3 tonightJanesville at St. ansgarRiceville at ClarksvilleTripoli at Central ElkaderKee vs. Turkey Valley at Waukon== 2A girls Region 2Lake Mills at OsagePocahontas at North UnionManson-Northwest Webster at EmmetsburgRidge View at Sioux Central== 2A girls Region 3Belmond-Klemme at West HancockSouth Central Calhoun at Clarion-Goldfield-DowsACGC at PanoramaEast Sac County at IKM-Manning== 2A girls Region 4West Fork at MFL-Mar-MacSouth Hamilton at Grundy CenterDenver at Maquoketa ValleyAplington-Parkersburg at Hudson — Tournament basketball gets into full swing this week, with 1A and 2A boys opening round games played last night, and 1A and 2A girls tournament basketball continuing tonight:== 1A boys District 3 MondayNorthwood-Kensett 51, Central Springs 47== 2A boys District 5 Monday at GarnerGarner-Hayfield-Ventura 70, Belmond-Klemme 56Clarion-Goldfield-Dows 75, Eagle Grove 30 Class 1ARecord Pts Prv1. Easton Valley (7) 21-0 102 12. WACO, Wayland (3) 21-0 97 23. South O’Brien, Paullina 19-2 74 44. Bishop Garrigan, Algona (1) 19-2 64 55. St. Mary’s, Remsen 18-3 55 7(tie) West Fork, Sheffield 19-2 55 37. Montezuma 19-2 54 68. Lake Mills 19-2 47 89. Notre Dame, Burlington 17-4 21 1010. Martensdale-St. Marys 19-3 12 9Others receiving votes: Boyer Valley, Dunlap 11. Mount Ayr 4. Newell-Fonda 3. Lamoni 3. East Mills 2. Keota 1.center_img DES MOINES — Iowa Boys Basketball Prep Poll By The Associated PressThe Top Ten teams in the Associated Press Iowa high school basketball poll with first-place votes in parentheses and won-loss record, total points and position last week at right:Class 4ARecord Pts Prv1. Ankeny Centennial (8) 19-1 107 12. Waterloo, West (2) 17-2 81 3(tie) North Scott, Eldridge (1) 18-1 81 54. Cedar Falls 17-2 78 25. Iowa City, West 17-2 76 46. Waukee 17-2 58 67. Dubuque, Senior 16-3 39 78. Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 20-1 36 89. Valley, West Des Moines 14-5 30 910. Indianola 16-3 12 NROthers receiving votes: Ankeny 2. Dowling Catholic, West Des Moines 2. Sioux City, East 1. Davenport, Central 1. Prairie, Cedar Rapids 1. Class 3ARecord Pts Prv1. Norwalk (8) 16-3 106 22. Mount Vernon (2) 18-2 95 43. Assumption, Davenport (1) 15-4 69 34. Clear Lake 18-2 67 85. MOC-Floyd Valley 18-3 54 106. Carroll 16-3 43 17. Marion 16-4 40 58. Winterset 15-4 38 99. Glenwood 16-4 34 710. Pella 15-5 27 6Others receiving votes: Ballard 13. Dallas Center-Grimes 4. Central Clinton, De Witt 4. Gilbert 4. Decorah 3. Carlisle 2. Center Point-Urbana 2. LAWRENCE, KANSAS — Third ranked Kansas used a late run in the opening half to take control and raced away to a 91-71 win over Iowa State in Allen Fieldhouse. The Jayhawks shot 56 percent for the game, including 12 of 27 from three point range.That’s ISU coach Steve Prohm, who says Kansas got too many easy baskets.The Cyclones lost despite connecting on 11 three pointers.Iowa State falls to 4-9 in the Big 12 with the losslast_img read more

USDA announces 2015 Farm Bill payments

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that many of the 1.7 million farms that enrolled in either the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs will receive safety-net payments due to market downturns during the 2015 crop year.“This fall, USDA will be making more than $7 billion in payments under the ARC-County and PLC programs to assist participating producers, which will account for over 10% of USDA’s projected 2016 net farm income. These payments will help provide reassurance to America’s farm families, who are standing strong against low commodity prices compounded by unfavorable growing conditions in many parts of the country,” said Tom Vilsack, Agriculture Secretary. “At USDA, we are standing strong behind them, tapping in to every resource that we have to help. So far in 2016, this has included creating a one-time cost share program for cotton ginning, purchasing about $800 million in excess commodities to be redirected to food banks and those in need, making $11 million in payments to America’s dairy farmers through the Dairy Margin Protection Program, and reprogramming Farm Service Agency funds to expand credit options for farmers and ranchers in need of extra capital. As always, we continue to watch market conditions and will explore opportunities for further assistance in the coming months. For producers challenged by weather, disease and falling prices, we will continue to ensure the availability of a strong safety net to keep them farming or ranching.”Unlike the old direct payment program, which issued payments during both weak and strong market conditions, the 2014 Farm Bill authorized the ARC-PLC safety net to trigger and provide financial assistance only when decreases in revenues or crop prices, respectively, occur. The ARC and PLC programs primarily allow producers to continue to produce for the market by making payments on a percentage of historical base production, limiting the impact on production decisions.“Farmers are struggling. This is a shot in the arm when they need it most,” said Wesley Spurlock, National Corn Growers Association president. “We advocated for a shift to a market-based program that kicks in only when needed. Now is that time.”Nationwide, producers enrolled 96% of soybean base acres, 91% of corn base acres and 66% of wheat base acres in the ARC-County coverage option. Producers enrolled 99% of long grain rice and peanut base acres and 94% of medium grain rice base acres in the PLC option. Overall, 76% of participating farm base acres are enrolled in ARC-County, 23% in PLC and 1% in ARC-Individual. For other program information including frequently asked questions, visit www.fsa.usda.gov/arc-plc.last_img read more

Your Clients Already Know You’re a Salesperson

first_imgThis post was written as part of the IBM for Midsize Business program, which provides midsize businesses with the tools, expertise and solutions they need to become engines of a smarter planet.Neither your dream clients nor your existing clients ever say, “You know, that Joe is really consultative. He’s never too salesy. I never think of him as a salesperson.”It makes me cringe to hear salespeople say that they don’t want to come across as a salesperson. They say they don’t want to be perceived as being too “salesy.” Instead, they want to be perceived as consultative, mostly underestimating what that means of what it takes to get there. Almost none of the people you sell to have any idea what consultative selling is (in fact, most salespeople really don’t know what consultative selling is either). Your client’s don’t share the vocabulary we in sales use to describe that set of behaviors.Salespeople who suggest that they want to be consultative especially talk about the idea of not being “too salesy” when it comes to commitment gaining. This is especially true around the opening commitment, the commitment for time to explore working together. They say the same thing when discussing the commitments that would allow them to gain information, as well as the commitment to access the buying committee. Without these commitments, you can’t produce the results you need.But guess what?Your Clients Already KnowSurprise! Your clients and dream clients already know that you’re a salesperson. They knew that from the first time you called them to request an appointment. And even though the signature line in your email says that you are in business development, your dream clients know that you intend to sell them something. In fact, if they let you through, they’re counting on it.Here’s the fact. You aren’t being judged by your intention to sell your dream clients whatever it is that you sell. You’re being judged by something else, something far more important than that.Your Dream Clients Are Judging Your Ability to Create ValueThe test as to what kind of salesperson your clients perceive you to be is whether or not you create value at every stage of their buying process. Your clients and your dream clients expect you to ask them for commitments along the way. The more directly you can do so, and the greater your sales call value proposition, the easier you make it for your clients to agree to those commitments. You create value, and you get the commitment. You don’t create value and, well . . .As a point of reference, consultants ask for access to far more information than most salespeople do. They also ask for far more access to the organization.Which brings us to the real fear behind the resistance to asking for commitments. Your fear isn’t that you will reveal yourself to be a salesperson. Your real fear is that you haven’t created enough value to earn the commitment you’re asking for. Consultative salespeople don’t share that fear; they know that they can create value, and that is why they’re comfortable asking for whatever they need to do so.Trust me, your dream client knows you are a salesperson. They’re fine with that. What they’re not fine with is you not knowing how to create value and your not having the confidence to ask for what you need.QuestionsWhat does it mean to be “too salesy?”What makes someone too much of a salesperson and not consultative enough?Do your clients have any confusion at all about why you are calling them? If so, why are they confused?What’s the real test as to whether or not you are consultative? What does commitment gaining mean about your ability to create value? Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Nowlast_img read more