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Yasiel Puig named NL player of the week - True Blue LA
Puig hit .429 with five homers
For the third time in his career, Yasiel Puig has been named NL player of the week. This is his first time winning the award since 2014.
This should come as no surprise, as Puig was the hottest hitter in baseball this past weekend.
For the week, Puig hit .429, the highest in the national league among players with at least 21 at-bats. Most notably, Puig hit five home runs in a span of 24 hours, with two coming on Friday and three coming on Saturday.
He was also first in RBI (10) and second in runs (7).
It’s overall been an amazing September for Puig. For the month, he’s hitting .367/.457/1.000.
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19 hours ago by rgl7194
This Newborn Photo Shows a Baby and His Twin Brother's Ashes
New Zealand-based photographer Sarah Simmons has won an international photo competition with a powerful newborn photo showing a baby with his twin brother’s ashes.
Stuff.co.nz reports that mother Cherie Ayrton learned the devastating news that one of her twins had passed away in the womb at her five-month ultrasound scan.
She still kept the newborn photo shoot she had booked with Simmons, and the photographer came up with the idea of capturing a portrait of baby Tiger with his brother Johnny’s ashes.
Simmons wrapped Tiger in a cloth, twisted it, and connected the other end to Johnny’s ashes to symbolize an umbilical cord.
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5 days ago by rgl7194
LA Rams’ Greg Zuerlein wins Week 1 Special Teams Player of the Week - Turf Show Times
Legatron is off to a great start in 2018
Los Angeles Rams’ kicker Greg Zuerlein did his part in the team’s Week 1 victory over the Oakland Raiders on Monday Night Football. Connecting on four out of five field goal attempts, and nailing each of this three extra point attempts, Zuerlein is now being recognized for scoring nearly half of his team’s points in Week 1.
Players of the Week for Week 1: Special Teams
AFC: @miamidolphins WR/KR Jakeem Grant (@_TheDreamIsHere)
NFC: @RamsNFL K Greg Zuerlein pic.twitter.com/fbPryqRr0z
— NFL (@NFL) September 12, 2018
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6 days ago by rgl7194
Rams K Greg Zuerlein named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week
Los Angeles Rams kicker Greg Zuerlein missed the end of last season after undergoing back surgery, but he picked up right where he left off in Week 1. Against the Raiders on Monday night, Zuerlein drilled four of his five field goal attempts, including a 55-yarder to help lead the Rams to victory.
He was named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week as a result of his efforts, scoring 15 of the Rams’ 33 points.
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6 days ago by rgl7194
Professor Jocylen Bell Brunell an inspiration - The Catholic Astronomer
This week  Professor Jocylen Bell Brunell  from Northern Ireland was awarded a significent prize. This was for her scientific achievments and inspiring leadership. The annnouncment reminded me of her generous nature. One lecture she gave back in 2005 stands out.  My article is an account of her lecture at Trinity College in Dublin.
At the time I found her talk fascinating and informative, therefore I wanted to share it once again here.  Her lecture gave voice to Stanley Eddingtons work. Eddington's work gave voice to Albert Einsteins work. Professor Brunell's lecture gave voice to both of them.  The fact that Professor Brunell gave away her award to help others is testiment to her personality and beliefs. A women true to herself, an inspiration to us all.
Here is an article about Professors Brunell's award
A leading Belfast-born scientist has won a $3m international prize for her ground-breaking work and contribution to the field of physics.
astronomy  nobel  science  award 
6 days ago by rgl7194
LA Rams offensive lineman land on PFF’s team of the week - Turf Show Times
What a dominant performance from the offensive line in week 1
If you thought the Los Angeles Rams’ offensive lineman performed well last night, you’re partially right.
What do I mean by that?
Well, they didn’t just perform well. They absolutely dominated.
The Pro Football Focus team of the week features FOUR offensive lineman from the Rams. Yup, four.
Here’s what they said about their performances...
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6 days ago by rgl7194
4 Rams offensive linemen named to PFF’s Team of the Week
To say the Los Angeles Rams dominated in the trenches during their opener Monday night against the Oakland Raiders would be an understatement. The offensive line that took a huge step forward last season under the leadership of Aaron Kromer showed no signs of regression yesterday and completely mauled the Raiders’ defensive front. Pro Football Focus recognized this, naming four Rams linemen to their Week 1 Team of the Week.
The four players making the cut were Andrew Whitworth, Rodger Saffold, Austin Blythe, and Rob Havenstein. Four out of the five offensive line slots were given to Rams, and the only position that wasn’t a Ram was center, which went to Matt Paradis of the Broncos.
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6 days ago by rgl7194
Anthony Bourdain Wins First Emmy for Outstanding Writing | TV News | Consequence of Sound
“He’s off on a journey to parts unknown. We wish we could be there to shoot that journey..."
This year’s Emmy Awards don’t take place until Monday, September 17th, but the Creative Arts Emmys were handed out this past weekend at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Among the big winners were Saturday Night Live with a whopping seven wins, Atlanta with three wins, Rick and Morty winning Outstanding Animated Program for “Pickle Rick”, and the late Anthony Bourdain going six for six with his posthumous nominations.
adventure  bourdain  celebrity  food  RIP  suicide  travel  tv  award 
8 days ago by rgl7194
Jocelyn Bell Burnell wins $3 million prize for discovering pulsars | Ars Technica
The astronomer was famously excluded from the 1974 Nobel Prize in Physics.
When the Nobel Prizes roll around each year, inevitably there is chatter not just about who will win, but also about those in the past who should have won but didn't, particularly women scientists. Jocelyn Bell Burnell, who discovered pulsars in the 1960s, is one of the names most commonly invoked. Now 75, she has just been awarded something arguably better: a $3 million Special Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics.
Originally founded in 2012, the Breakthrough Prizes are intended to be the "Oscars of Science." In addition to the regular awards, the selection committee is also free to award a Special Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics any time it wishes, and the honor need not be for recent discoveries. Bell Burnell is being honored "for fundamental contributions to the discovery of pulsars, and a lifetime of inspiring leadership in the scientific community."
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11 days ago by rgl7194
Justin Turner named NL Player of the Month - True Blue LA
Justin Turner’s red-hot August didn’t go unnoticed, as he was named the National League player of the month.
For the month, Turner led all of baseball in batting average (.402), and on-base percentage (.491). He also had six home runs, drove in 22, and scored 20 times.
This was the first time a Dodger has won player of the month honors since Adrian Gonzalez back in April of 2015.
It was a rough start to the season for JT, as he was battling injuries, and overall not having the kind of numbers we’ve become accustomed to. To start the month, Turner had a slash line of .262/.362/.417. By the time the month ended, he turned those numbers into .312/.405/.517.
The most impressive part of Turner’s month was how clutch he was. With runners in scoring position, he hit .429, driving in 12 runs. With runners on base, Turner hit an astonishing .487.
Not only was he bringing guys in, he was delivering in the clutch as well.
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13 days ago by rgl7194
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award for best residential kitchen at wide bay burnett Housing & Construction Awards
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