USA: Washington Navy Yard Recovery Task Force Established

first_img View post tag: yard Back to overview,Home naval-today USA: Washington Navy Yard Recovery Task Force Established View post tag: Force View post tag: Naval Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced Oct. 10 the establishment of the Washington Navy Yard Recovery Task Force.Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy, Installations and Environment (EI&E) Dennis McGinn will lead the task force. Vice Adm. William D. French, commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC), is designated the Task Force deputy commander.“We will continue to care for our Navy family impacted by this tragedy, and ensure those commands are able to continue doing their job,” Mabus said. “This task force will serve as the single point of contact for all departmental actions and activities focused on their recovery.”Specifically, the task force will develop a comprehensive infrastructure restoration plan while ensuring the proper coordination of physical and behavioral health care needs of all individuals affected by the tragedy, the recovery of personal effects from the crime scene, and temporary spaces for displaced commands.Washington Navy Yard Recovery Task Force assumes the responsibility of actions assigned to the Emergency Family Support Task Force established, Sept. 16.[mappress]Press Release, October 13, 2013; Image: US Navy View post tag: Defense October 13, 2013 Share this article Industry news View post tag: Established View post tag: Task View post tag: Navy View post tag: Washington View post tag: News by topic View post tag: recovery USA: Washington Navy Yard Recovery Task Force Established View post tag: Defencelast_img read more

Arsenal in contact with Napoli attacker

first_img Loading… With uncertainty surrounding the future of top goalscorer, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang,  Arsenal have lined-up  Dries Mertens as a potential replacement. Aubameyang only has 18 months remaining on his current contract at the end of the season.Advertisement Rumours have mounted he has informed Arteta already that he wants to leave the North London side this summer in order to join a team capable of challenging for top honours. Read Also:Arteta in search of left-footers to boost Gunners attack Now Mertens, 32, could provide the Gunners with a cheap alternative for the marksman. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year10 Most Evil Female Characters In Disney MoviesWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Laugh, Cry, Or Just Relax With The Best Series Streaming On HBO10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without Recharging6 Stunning Bridges You’ll Want To See With Your Own EyesDeepika Padukone’s Most Iconic LooksHere Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet!The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyTop 10 Enemies Turned Friends In TVTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The Worldlast_img read more

Fantasy Baseball Trade Value: Zack Wheeler, Brandon Lowe among buy-low, sell-high candidates

first_imgFantasy Baseball Trade Value: Stock risingJ.P. Crawford, SS, SEA – Crawford is a former first round pick and he was ranked as a top-20 prospect every year from 2015-2018. He made his debut in 2017 at age 22 and he struggled to a .214 batting average across 70 at-bats. He then struggled again in 2018 posting the same batting average, but across 117 at-bats. His struggles at the pro level led to him being shipped to Seattle (from the Phillies) via trade this past offseason. He made his debut with the Mariners on May 10 and he has hit .310 with three home runs and 22 RBI in 33 games for them. Keep in mind, this kid is still just 24-years old and we may have given up on him too soon. While is .396 BABIP is far from sustainable and he does have regression coming, there are some things in his profile that show a player on the rise. Both his hard contact and soft contact rates have improved each year and they are currently 35.1-percent and 17.0-percent, respectively. Nothing to write home about, but they are solid and it’s a positive sign that they are improving. His best mark is his 30.9-percent line drive rate, which would be the fourth best in all of baseball if he had enough plate appearances to qualify. It’s important to keep expectations in check for Crawford, but he is a player on the rise and one we should be aware of. Jeff McNeil, 2B, OF, NYM – McNeil has hit for a fantastic batting average his entire pro career and this year is no different as he is currently hitting .348 (best in all of baseball). While that high of an average gives you fantasy relevance on its own, his counting stats have left a bit to be desired as he had just two home runs, zero steals, 17 RBI, and 21 runs scored through 51 games while hitting .335. However, over his last 20 games he has been doing it all, hitting .378 with four home runs, three steals, 17 RBI, and 16 runs scored. His strong play landed him a spot on the NL all-star roster, not bad for a kid that was drafted in the 12th round and didn’t make his MLB debut until he was 26. If we take a deeper dive into his profile there are a lot of positives that stand out. His 12.2-percent strikeout rate is 13th best in baseball and his .412 OBP is fourth in baseball. His 12.6-percent soft contact rate is in the top-30 and he has a solid 39.8-percent hard contact rate (up over nine percent from last season). He is a bit of a throwback player with grit and grind, compared to today’s era of homerun-or-bust baseball. Zack Wheeler, SP, NYM – Wheeler has a 4.51 ERA this season, but anyone who has followed him or watched him pitch, knows he has been much better than the ERA shows. His 9.61 K/9 is the highest mark of his career, but his 67.2-percent LOB is by far the worst mark of his career. A higher strikeout rate should lead to an improved LOB rate, not a worse one.  His line drive, ground ball, and fly ball rates against all look exactly the same as they did last season when he posted a 3.31 ERA. Add it all up and it leads to him having a FIP and xFIP in the threes and showing us how he has been unlucky. Well, it finally looks like things are starting to go his way a bit. In his last two starts he has totaled 13 innings and given up just two earned runs while facing two tough offenses in the Cubs and Phillies. Wheeler has ace-caliber stuff with his 97-mph fastball (second highest among starting pitchers) and 92 mph slider. There is no reason to believe that he won’t have a strong second half. Fantasy Baseball Trade Value: Stock fallingBrandon Lowe, 2B, TB – Lowe was having a fantastic season, hitting .293 with 15 home runs and 44 RBI through 63 games, but there a lot of things in his profile that were concerning, like his strikeout rate that was above 35-percent at the time and his BABIP which was above .390 at the time. It now appears that the regression that his profile was pointing to is finally hitting him, over his last 12 games he is hitting .136 (6-44) with zero home runs, three RBI, and 19 strikeouts. His BABIP has dropped to its current .373 mark, which is still far higher than where it will most likely finish. His 41.6-percent hard contact rate and 11.6-percent soft contact rate are both strong, but when you’re striking out in more than a 1/3 of your plate appearances it’s going to be very difficult to hit for a decent batting average, barring an extremely lucky BABIP. There’s a reason his xBA to this point is a lousy .234. This is someone I would sell high on before his average drops even further down. Jake Arrieta, SP, PHI – Arrieta is a shell of his former self and this is not really a player you want to own outside of deep leagues. He should help out in wins, but that’s about it. He currently has a 4.43 ERA and that number is actually lower than his FIP, xFIP, and SIERA. His strikeout rate continues to plummet and his current 7.03 K/9 is his lowest mark since 2011. He is giving up hard contact (37.9-percent) at the highest rate of his career while inducing soft contact (16.8-percent) at the lowest rate of his career. Over his last six starts he has a 6.15 ERA, with 42 hits against, nine home runs, 14 walks, and only 22 strikeouts across 33.2 innings pitched. He has given up 18 home runs this season, which is more than anyone in the National League. Again, this is not someone worth owing in 10-teamers and there may even be better options in 12-teamers.  Scooter Gennett, 2B, CIN – Gennett is off to a rough start since returning from IL, going 2-for-12 with zero extra base hits and three strikeouts. Of course, that is a very small sample and it shouldn’t have his stock any lower, but we all know how impatient fantasy owners can be and if he can struggle for another game or two it may create a buy-low window that you should be ready to jump on. Keep in mind that his last two seasons have been fantastic as he has compiled a .303 batting average, 50 home runs, and 189 RBI across 295 games (1045 at-bats). This is someone I would be targeting to acquire before he heats up and it’s also important to keep in mind that this Reds lineup is probably the best that he has been a part of (which could mean more RBI and more runs scored). Fantasy Baseball Stock Watch: Potential waiver wire pickupDrew Pomeranz, SP, SF – Pomeranz has been awful this season with a 6.25 ERA and 1.72 WHIP across 15 starts, but he is someone that was a pretty good pitcher from 2014-2017 and he is still only 30-years old. Outside of one start against the Dodgers on June 19th when he got hammered for seven earned runs, he had a fantastic month of June. Across his other four starts in the month, he compiled 20.0 innings while giving up just two earned runs and striking out 30! He has a 10.94 K/9 for the season and that is an impressively high number and one to take note of. He has a .370 BABIP against this season which is very unlucky and a big reason why his xFIP is only 4.42, compared to that awful ERA he has. I am not saying to run out and grab this guy in 10-teamers, but he is someone that could have deep league relevance (or use as a streamer) the rest of the way and people do not realize it. Keep in mind that he gets to pitch half of his games in Oracle Park, which ranks as a top-five pitchers park. Michael Wacha, SP, STL – Wacha, much like Pomeranz, has been awful this year, pitching to a 5.30 ERA and 1.60 WHIP. His struggles led to a demotion out of the Cardinals starting rotation, but since returning to the rotation on June 10th, he has pitched pretty well; in that span he has made four starts and compiled a 3.13 ERA while striking out 14. Keep in mind that Wacha went 8-2 with a 3.20 ERA last season and had four seasons (out of six) with a sub-3.50 ERA prior to this season. The peripherals on Wacha this season are far less pretty than they are for Pomeranz though, as he really hasn’t been unlucky, but just bad. However, as mentioned, he does have a solid track record and he is pitching well of late. I wouldn’t really recommend adding him anywhere yet, but keep an eye on him and see if the success continues. Though not intended, this week we are taking a look at a few veteran pitchers who have had mixed results this season and some left-handed middle infielders. Like any Stock Watch Report, it’s important to take note that while a player can have a rising or falling stock, it doesn’t always mean that it is a rise or fall that we should believe in. A player with a rising stock can be someone we believe in, while someone else with a rising stock is someone that has been lucky and you should try to sell high on. A falling stock can work just the same, but in an opposite way. Without further ado, let’s dive in! MORE: Fantasy Alarm PRO toolslast_img read more

“Star Wars” Barbie Is Out of this World

first_imgEach Barbie costs $100 and goes on sale November 18th, but pre-orders have already pushed the Star Wars Barbie into the Amazon top 20 of best-selling toys. Barbie as Darth Vader? The “Star Wars” Barbie is a hot seller on Amazon.Mattel announced earlier this week that their new Star Wars collection of Barbie Dolls, inspired by the 1977 film Star Wars: A New Hope.The three new Barbies wear high-fashion designs based on Princess Leia, Darth Vader and R2-D2, and include accessories. last_img

Nisqually Land Trust Hosts Historical Nature Walk

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Nisqually Land TrustThe Nisqually Land Trust is hosting a Nature Walk at its historic Van Eaton Property, along the Mashel River near Eatonville on Saturday, July 13th, from 1 – 3 p.m.The one-mile, moderate walk will be led by Land Trust staff through scenic Douglas fir forest to the former Van Eaton homestead on the banks of the Mashel, now the site of important salmon-recovery efforts led by the Land Trust and the Nisqually Indian Tribe.The Mashel is the largest salmon-producing tributary to the Nisqually River and was once one of the major steelhead-trout rivers in the Pacific Northwest. Even today, longtime Eatonville residents talk of steelhead runs so dense “you couldn’t see the river bottom.”But runs of both steelhead and Chinook salmon have declined dramatically over the past forty years, and both are now listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. Participants will learn more about restoration of the Mashel and the importance of the Van Eaton property for the future of our threatened salmon.Space is limited and registration is free but required. Contact the Nisqually Land Trust at 360-489-3400 or [email protected] for more information and to register.last_img read more