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Blakeman wins 10-pitch at-bat, Humboldt Crabs claim comeback win over Healdsburg Prune Packers

first_imgArcata >> Kyle Blakeman was able to win the battle.And it allowed the Humboldt Crabs to win the war.Blakeman fought off tough pitch after tough pitch, but his ground out to short on the 10th pitch he saw from Brett Bowyer in the bottom of the eighth inning proved to be the game-winner as the Crabs recorded a 4-3 comeback win over the Healdsburg Prune Packers on Wednesday night.“The infield was in and I was just trying to stay short. We needed a run, and I pretty much knew I can’t that I …last_img

Cape Town outlaws cellphone driving

first_img4 July 2012According to a new Cape Town bylaw, which went into effect on Monday, motorists caught talking or texting on their mobile phones will be fined R500 and have their phones confiscated for a day.City of Cape Town safety and security mayoral committee member JP Smith hopes these measures will “help people get the message” and improve road safety.He said the new regulations formed part of a provincial road safety campaign to halve road deaths by 2014.Szemerei said it was crucial to monitor the success of the regulations to determine whether they should be extended to the whole country.“If it does result in fewer accidents on the roads, then we would advocate this legislation being rolled out to all provinces.”She said global studies indicated that texting while driving caused more accidents than talking, as motorists’ eyes were taken off the road. Hands-free kits did not solve the problem of texting.The stricter laws on cellphone use while driving in Cape Town will probably bring down car insurance premiums, an insurer said on Tuesday.“This ruling is likely to result in fewer claims being paid due to a decrease in the number of accidents,” IntegriSure CEO Helen Szemerei said.“Fewer claims mean a larger pool of premium funds, and should therefore result in a subsequent relief in motor insurance premiums.”IntegriSure warned motorists that insurance companies might not pay out claims if it could be reliably proven that they had driven negligently or recklessly.Sapalast_img read more

CWG 2014: Parupalli Kashyap awarded Rs 25 lakh by BAI

first_imgParupalli KashyapThe Badminton Association of India (BAI) on Sunday announced cash rewards for Indian medal winners — Parupalli Kashyap, Jwala Gutta, Ashwini Ponnappa, P.V. Sindhu and R.M.V. Gurusaidutt — at the Commonwealth Games.Men’s singles gold medalist Kashyap will be getting a reward of Rs.25 lakh while women’s doubles silver medalists Jwala and Ashwini will be awarded Rs.10 lakh each. Singles bronze medalists Sindhu (women’s) and Gurusaidutt (men’s) will get Rs.5 lakh each.Kashyap ended India’s 32-year wait for a men’s singles title defeating Singapore’s Zi Liang Derek Wong 21-14, 11-21, 21-19 in Glasgow. By doing this, the 27-year-old emulated former champions Prakash Padukone (1978) and Syed Modi (1982) to clinch his first major championship.Jwala and Ashwini, however, lost the women’s doubles final 17-21, 21-23 to Malaysians Vivian Kah Mun Hoo and Khe Wei Woon to settle for the silver. Earlier, Gurusaidutt and Sindhu’s had won their respective bronze medal playoffs on Saturday.”While Kashyap would be honoured with a cash prize of Rs.25 lakh, Jwala and Ashwini will receive Rs.10 lakh each, Sindhu and Gurusaidutt (Rs.5 lakh) and Kidambi Srikanth and P.C. Tulasi (Rs.1 lakh),” BAI president Akhilesh Das Gupta said in a statement.Das Gupta also thanked chief national coach Pullela Gopi Chand, coach Madhumita Bisht, other support staff, Indian Olympic Association (IOA) and the Sports Ministry for all the support and added that they were now focused on winning medals in next month’s Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea.”The Indian team would be further strengthened by the return of Saina Nehwal and I am confident that we will bring back medals from Incheon as well,” Das Gupta added.advertisementlast_img read more