Masahiro Tanaka was bathed in a noise as he took the mound in the ninth inning Monday night that had greeted Edwin Encarnacion’s first Yankees at-bat. And with each strike and each out, those left from the announced crowd of 39,042 increased the decibels with a mixture of appreciation, encouragement and, yep, hope. Brian Cashman had described adding the AL homer leader, Encarnacion, as making a strength stronger, and good for the Yankees for finding such an upgrade. But the general manager knows his main job is to secure a quality starter. Until Madison Bumgarner or Trevor Bauer or Marcus Stroman or Zack Wheeler is fitted for pinstripes and until Luis Severino throws his first pitch of 2019, it will fall on those present to keep the most fragile element of a strong roster from undermining the Yankees. So that James Paxton delivered six strong innings Sunday against the White Sox and that Masahiro Tanaka followed with the best game by a Yankees starter this season — made … [Read more...] about Masahiro Tanaka delivered sign of hope Yankees have waited for
British courtrooms, to many people, remain a mystery and often the only chance we get to see inside one is when they appear in big courtroom dramas or in grainy sketches from trials.And although in blockbuster cases the image of men or women wearing big wigs and banging a gavel is true, more than 90% of court cases are heard and judged by magistrates - members of the public with a passion for justice.:: Who can be a magistrate?Well, pretty much anyone.Magistrates do not need a formal legal education, or understand the intricacies of the British judicial system. People simply need to be willing to take on the role, an adult under 65, and be able to hear clearly. Advertisement The government also look for people who understand social issues, have a sense of fairness and can think logically when it comes to the arguments.You also need to have a clear legal record - and not have been found guilty of major crimes, or a series of minor offences. More from UK More Manchester … [Read more...] about Magistrates: Who are they and what do they do?
The Pentagon announced Monday that Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has authorized sending anothe 1,000 troops to the Middle East, following alleged attacks by Iran on foreign vessels in the Gulf of Oman. Shanahan said in the statement:In response to a request from the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) for additional forces, and with the advice of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and in consultation with the White House, I have authorized approximately 1,000 additional troops for defensive purposes to address air, naval, and ground-based threats in the Middle East. Just over two weeks ago, the Pentagon authorized sending 1,500 troops to the Middle East, also in response to a request from McKenzie, over alleged increased threats from Iran. Those troops consisted of a Patriot battalion to defend against missile threats, drone aircraft, an engineer element, and a fighter aircraft squadron. This was on top of sending the USS Abraham Lincoln and a bomber squadron to the … [Read more...] about Pentagon Sending Approximately 1,000 More Troops to Middle East
The Tory leadership contest will enter the next stage later when a second round of voting is held in Parliament.Conservative MPs will vote by secret ballot in the Commons, with a result expected some time after 18:00 BST. Any of the six remaining candidates will be eliminated from the contest if they come last or fail to secure at least 33 votes. Those remaining in the race will take part in a live BBC debate in central London on Tuesday evening. Further ballots are due later this week, where the bottom-ranked MP will be knocked out until only two candidates are left. The final two names will then be put to a postal vote of the 160,000 Tory party members, beginning on 22 June, with the winner expected to be announced about four weeks later. Johnson tops first Tory leadership poll Tory leadership candidates grilled by media Brexit: Where do Conservative leadership candidates stand? Former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson remains the clear frontrunner in the race after topping the first … [Read more...] about Tory leadership hopefuls to face second vote
If a dog has eyes that seem to be telling you something or demanding your attention, it could be evolution's way of manipulating your feelings. Researchers have found that dogs have evolved muscles around their eyes, which allow them to make expressions that particularly appeal to humans.A small facial muscle allows dog eyes to mimic an "infant-like" expression which prompts a "nurturing response".The study says such "puppy eyes" helped domesticated dogs to bond with humans.Previous studies have shown how such canine expressions can appeal to humans, but this research from the UK and US shows there has been an anatomical change around dogs' eyes to make it possible.'Expressive eyebrows'This allows dogs to create what the researchers call "expressive eyebrows" and to "create the illusion of human-like communication"."When dogs make the movement, it seems to elicit a strong desire in humans to look after them," says the study, co-authored by Dr Juliane Kaminski at the University of … [Read more...] about Dogs’ eyes evolve to appeal to humans