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first_imgLONGSHOT OHIO PREVAILS BY A NOSE OVER HEAVILY FAVORED CATAPULT IN GRADE I, $400,000 FRANK E. KILROE MILE; FUENTES & McCARTHY TEAM UP FOR TURF WIN IN 1:33.71ARCADIA, Calif. (March 30, 2019)–Longshot Ohio, an 8-year-old gelding who ran for a $28,000 claiming tag last summer, stalked the early pace, took command a quarter mile from home and prevailed by scant nose over heavily favored Catapult in taking Saturday’s Grade I, $400,000 Frank E. Kilroe Mile under Ruben Fuentes.  Trained by Michael McCarthy, Brazilian-bred Ohio got a mile on grass in 1:33.71.In what appeared to be a paceless race on paper, Irish-bred Hunt, who broke from the rail, took the Kilroe lead away from Ohio as the field emerged from the Club House turn and began its run up the backside.  Heading into the far turn, Hunt enjoyed a one length advantage, but Ohio headed him a quarter mile from home and then held off what appeared to many as the winning charge of the favorite.After what seemed like a five to six minute delay, the stewards determined that Ohio had in fact held off Catapult who was in full flight to his outside.Off at 9-1, Ohio, who was claimed for $50,000 six starts back on June 10, was most recently second in the Grade III Thunder Road and paid $21.20, $5.80 and $3.80.Owned by Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners and Bruce Treitman, Ohio picked up $240,000 for the win, increasing his earnings to $488,065.  The win improved his overall mark to 26-9-4-2.Catapult, who was a close second two starts back in the Grade I Breeder’s Cup Mile and was fourth over a yielding turf in the Grade I Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational at Gulfstream Park Jan. 26, was off as the 4-5 favorite in a field of six older horses and paid $2.80 and $2.20.Longshot Desert Stone prevailed in a nose photo over 5-2 second choice River Boyne for the show and paid $6.00 to show.Fractions on the race were 23.98, 47.39, 1:10.47 and 1:21.99.last_img read more

Confab Held for Int’l Women’s Day Ends

first_imgA three-day regional workshop held on Gender, Climate Change, Land and Forest Tenures in Africa that brought together an assembly of women’s organizations from across Africa and other parts of the world ended on Friday in Monrovia.The workshop was part of activities commemorating this year’s International Women Day in Liberia. They made the disclosure at a press conference on Thursday, attended by a cross-section of participants.The workshop began on Tuesday March 4 and ended on Friday March 7. The participants sounded a call for women to play a leading role in decision making processes. The women who attended the workshop expressed the belief that women’s absence in times of policy negotiation has affected their wellbeing in issues concerning climate change and poor management of natural resources.The workshop was hosted on the theme: “Securing Women’s Land and Forest Property Rights.”It was the third and final in a series of regional workshops hosted by the group under the auspices of the African Women’s Network for Community Management of Forest (REFACOF). Participants were drawn from a cross-section of the various organizations including the Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI), the Foundation for Community Initiatives (FCI), Association of Female Lawyers of Liberia (AFELL), and Women Organizing for Change in Agriculture and Natural Resources Management (WOCAN&NRM), among others. REFACOF was represented by its president, Mrs. Cècile Ndjebet, while RRI was represented by its director, Dr. Solange Bandiaky Badji, and FCI by its vice president, Julie Weah.Explaining the objective of the three-day gathering, REFACOF president, Mrs. Ndjebet said it intended to support the promotion of women’s rights via capacity-building on issues of gender, land and forest rights in African in the context of climate change— notably REDD+— and land and forest reforms in Africa. It mainly focused on: 1) the advocacy for greater consideration of the gender dimension in on-going reforms and their implementation; 2) support to rural and indigenous women to have access to judicial services; 3) raising awareness of men and women for a change of mentality on the eradication of inequalities in society; 4) diversifying the economic activities of women so they generate income for the acquisition of goods and services enabling them to improve their livelihoods. During the three-day deliberations, participants prepared terms of references for training modules and made identification badges for trainers among other activities.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Guyana sends message of condolence to Cuba after deadly plane crash

first_imgThe Government of Guyana, on behalf of its citizens, has sent its sincerest condolences to the Government and people of Cuba on account of the recent tragic Cuban airline accident that claimed the lives of over 100 passengers and crew members.This tragedy, which occurred on Friday, May 18, has definitely left the Government and people of Guyana distraught.“All Guyanese share the loss and grief of the Cuban people and relatives of the victims who perished in this tragedy”, a release from the Department of Information stated.The message continued, “We extend deep condolences to the Government and people of Cuba as they observe two days of official mourning in our sister Caribbean state”.Guyana and Cuba have, over the years, shared a strong and unbreakable bond of friendship, brotherhood and solidarity. In recent years, (their) citizens have been forging ever closer ties through education, diplomacy, medicine and trade.“Even as this loss affects us deeply, we are confident that the Cuban people and nation will rise and recover from this unspeakably devastating accident. Such has been the demonstrable fortitude of Cuba and Cubans for decades”, the release added.And as Cuba began two days of national mourning for victims of the crash, the Guyana Cuba Solidarity Movement (GCSM) mourns, and expresses sympathies with families in this moment of pain.This sentiment was shared by GCSM President, Halim Khan, who said the airplane, which was being operated on behalf of state carrier Cubana, was on a flight from Havana to the eastern Cuban city of Holguin.“They have all our support and solidarity for the families of those who died, and best wishes for the recovery of those who were injured.” Khan said, while noting that the cause of the accident remains unclear.“The mourning period is to last from dawn on Saturday to midnight on Sunday, the Communist Party leader and former president, Raul Castro, said. Flags are to be flown at half-mast throughout the country”, a release from GCSM stated.More than 100 people died after a Boeing 737 airliner crashed near Cuba’s main airport in Havana on Friday last, and this crash has been described as the country’s worst air disaster in decades.Three women pulled alive from the wreckage are said to be in critical condition. The BBC had reported that the aircraft, which was nearly 40 years old, was carrying 105 passengers and six crew members.The Boeing 737-201 crashed at 12:08h on Friday, shortly after taking off from Havana on an internal flight to Holguin on the east of the island. All six crew members on board were Mexican, and most of the passengers were Cuban, with five foreigners reported to be among them.last_img read more

Northern Strikers conclude indoor soccer season with appearance at Provincials

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Northern Strikers indoor soccer teams played their final games of the season at the 2017 Alberta Soccer Association Indoor Provincials.The U12 Boys team played three games this past weekend. After an 11-2 win over Lethbridge FC, the team fell to McLeod 6-3. However, the team then bounced back to double up MAC United Goldstars 4-2 in their final game, ultimately placing 5th at Tier 4 Provincials.The Northern Strikers U12 Boys team. Photo by supplied.- Advertisement -Competing in Tier 3, the U12 Girls placed shut out MW Selects 6-0 in their first game. Game two ended in a 5-5 tie against the MUSC Breakers. The girls concluded the tourney with back-to-back wins over CalGlen Glory (8-3) and Tempest FC (5-4) to take home the gold medal.The U14 Boys and Girls teams both also competed in Tier 3 for their respective age groups. The boys won their first two games against RASC and the MUSC Saints 8-1 and 10-0 respectively. Though they lost to Xtreme 4-2 in their third game, the boys rallied to take the win in their final game 8-2 over Battle River United, finishing 5th in their tier. The Girls team won three of four games as well, with a 4-3 against Airdrie FC, and an 8-2 win over MW Selects before a narrow 2-1 loss to Ardrossan in their third game. The girls ended up winning their final game 6-4 over Lethbridge, good enough to take home the Tier 3 bronze medal.The Northern Strikers U14 Girls team. Photo by supplied.Advertisement The U16 Boys placed 6th in Tier 3. After winning their first game 4-3 over the CalGlen Hotspurs, the Strikers dropped their second and third games to RASC and Sting Sao Paolo. The scores of those two games were 5-3 and 4-3 respectively. The U16 Girls team also finished in 6th place, but were competing in Tier 2. The girls went 2-2 over the weekend, beating Lethbridge FC 10-7, and Foothills 5-2. Unfortunately the girls lost their second pair of games to the Raiders and Sting Sao Paolo.The Northern Strikers U16 Girls team. Photo by supplied.The U18 Girls placed 7th in the Tier 3 indoor provincials tournament over the weekend. The girls fell in their first three games to RASC, the MW Selects, and the Blizzard Rangers, but bounced back to double up Chestermere United Excelsior 2-1 in their final game.The Grande Prairie Wolves U18 Boys team, featuring Fort St. John players Zach L’Heureux, Mictell Linley, Rui Vale, Noah Monigher, and keeper Gage Adkins had a phenomenal weekend. The Boys won their first three games against Xtreme, Lethbridge, and CNS United. Game 4 was a nail-biter of a game. Playing against the St. Albert Impact, the match was tied 3-3 after regulation time and went to shootout. Grande Prairie won the shootout to win 4-3 and clinch the Provincial gold medal.Advertisement The Grande Prairie Wolves U18 Boys team. Photo by supplied. The Grande Prairie Wolves U18 Boys team. Photo by supplied. The Grande Prairie Wolves U18 Boys team. Photo by supplied. The Grande Prairie Wolves U18 Boys team. Photo by supplied. Provincials marked the teams’ final games of the indoor soccer season. Players will now be waiting for the snow to clear before the outdoor season begins in the Spring.last_img read more

Weekly MP Report from Jay Hill

first_imgIn addition to ecoENERGY programming, our Conservative Government is investing in the environment and energy through the $1-billion Green Infrastructure Fund and the $1-billion Clean Energy Fund. Both programs offer exciting potential to open development opportunities in northern B.C. with green infrastructure, such as new power generation and transmission lines. The federal government is investing $20.5-million over the next 10 years to the wind park through ecoENERGY for Renewable Power, a $1.5-billion program which is designed to increase Canada’s supply of clean electricity from renewable sources such as wind, biomass, hydro, geothermal, solar and ocean energy. – Advertisement -The Bear Mountain Wind Park project, just outside Dawson Creek, has reached its midpoint in construction and starting in October 2009 will become British Columbia’s first fully-operational wind farm. The Bear Mountain Wind project has generated hundreds of local jobs during construction and, when it comes online it will create more employment and training to meet its operational and maintenance needs. It will also power up to 25,000 homes. Clean, renewable, greenhouse gas and pollution-free energy brought to you by LOCAL innovation, cooperation and partnerships! Throughout this month, I will be travelling throughout our constituency meeting with community and business leaders to discuss how our Conservative Government will continue to partner with them and invest in many more new and exciting local initiatives. Plus, our local industries and resource-dependent communities are benefitting from specialized, targeted programs like the $1-billion Community Adjustment Fund which, over the next two years, will support projects that create real local jobs.Advertisement When completed the Bear Mountain Wind Park will have 34 turbines with a total capacity of 102 megawatts, covering 25 hectares of land on top of Bear Mountain. I was pleased to join representatives of AltaGas Ltd. in celebrating this important milestone for B.C. While there are other wind farms in the works in our province, I am very proud that Prince George-Peace River is home to the first that will be fully up and running!Advertisement These investments are not only important for the environment and to meet future power and development demands, they are also a pivotal component in our response to the global economic downturn. Canada’s Economic Action Plan is investing $62-billion towards improving infrastructure and stimulating our economy when it needs it most. ecoENERGY for Renewable Power provides a one cent per kilowatt-hour incentive to each approved project, with the goal of increasing Canada’s renewable electricity capacity by more than 4,000 megawatts, or enough to power a million homes. This investment will also reduce greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution equivalent to taking one million cars off the road. More than 80 percent of those measures are already being implemented, including new permanent tax cuts; enhanced EI benefits and expanded work-sharing programs to avoid layoffs; new and improved bridges, roads, sewers, water systems and recreational facilities. You’ve probably noticed recent construction and activity in and around your community. MP Report by Jay Hill, M.P.“Federal Investment Supports B.C.’s First Operational Wind Farm”This week I was excited to participate in a very special celebration demonstrating the success of our Conservative Government’s renewable energy and environmental programs.last_img read more

The Warriors restored order to a one-sided series in Game 3

first_imgWith the lesson learned in Game 2 — where they had a 16-minute stretch where they, per Stephen Curry, “literally [forgot] how to play basketball”, … CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile device[vemba-video id=”van/sc/2019/04/19/bang_f8397459-0eb1-434e-97be-cb9572f89a3c”]LOS ANGELES — Don’t view the Warriors’ Game 3 victory as the team trying to prove a point.No, they were merely trying to restore order to a series that should have never been tied.last_img

25 Billion Mobile App Downloads by 2015

first_imgWhy IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Tags:#mobile#Trends#web sarah perez Consumers will have downloaded 25 billion mobile applications to their smartphones by the year 2015, claims market research firm Juniper Research in a report released today. That’s an increase from less than 2.6 billion applications in 2009. Part of this projected increase is due to the launch of additional “app stores” worldwide, including those in large markets like China and India. However, cautions the report, just mimicking Apple’s model alone may not be enough. “Customers are buying the iPhone for the apps,” says report author Dr. Windsor Holden. “That’s not been the case with other handsets.”Big Markets, Lots of DownloadsThe report specifically makes mention of app store efforts from China Unicom, India’s Bharti and the Vodafone 360 app and games shop, the latter available on 247 mobile networks in more than 60 countries. Also mentioned is GetJar, a cross-platform mobile application store which just exceeded 1 billion downloads last month. Although perhaps not a household name yet, GetJar offers around 65,000 applications (compared to Apple’s 225,000, for example). The company aims to triple its revenue over the course of the next year, double its workforce and make its online store more reliable and user-friendly, GetJar CMO Patrick Mork told the Wall St. Journal in June. 25 Billion by 2015…or 50 Billion by 2012? Conflicting Reports ConfuseIn that same article, Mork said consumers would download 7 billion applications to their handsets in 2009, a number much higher than that reported by Juniper today. He also said that 50 billion apps would be downloaded in 2012, a number twice as large as the one being reported for 2015 by Juniper’s report. Mork didn’t pull those numbers out of thin air, however. They come from a report GetJar commissioned, released in March. Consulting firm Chetan Sharma Consulting performed an independent study which predicted a year-over-year growth rate of 92% for mobile app downloads, with an economy that would generate $17.5 billion in sales by 2012. Whether or not you want to believe those numbers or the more conservative predictions from Juniper, however, is up to you. We feel more comfortable with Juniper’s numbers, though, over those from a commissioned study financed by an app store company. Don’t Just Copy Apple Juniper’s report also warns that simply copying the Apple “iTunes App Store” model may not be enough to encourage developers to build apps for a particular platform. (Case in point: Palm’s webOS or Nokia’s OVI store, perhaps?) Instead, an app store would need to demonstrate sufficient scale in order for developers to get involved. After noting that people are buying the iPhone specifically for the apps, Holden said the same may not be true for other mobile manufacturers. “Even if you have a subscriber base of tens of millions,” says Holden, “your addressable market is a fraction of that – and spread across a variety of operating systems and handsets.” Also according to Holden, “freemium” is now becoming the prevalent business model for mobile applications, with in-app purchases, subscription services, micropayments for virtual items and upgrades to premium content as the method for monetizing a developer’s efforts. What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech …center_img The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Related Posts last_img read more

Next Steps towards a Connected Organization

first_imgLast week Extension was incredibly fortunate to have Dave Gray talk with us about how Extension could become a more “Connected Organization”. Even if you missed the live event, you can still join the conversation. The video, along with the comments and questions posted during the talk can be viewed at the Google+ event page.During “The Connected Organization,” Gray  helped us see how we might transform what from what he calls a divided organization into a connected organization, where autonomous teams, called ‘Pods,” can handle the dynamic environment together creatively, providing better service in changing environments.With over 3000 counties nationwide, and Extension offices in most, Gray says we have a network of pods, but our next challenge is to do a better job of connecting them together through platforms to achieve our common purpose. These connections would enable improved coordination, collaboration, and idea-sharing.Gray discussed how purpose, pods, and platforms help to glue the connected organization together, where the purpose guides the team and guiding rules for platform development, and the platform serves to connect the pods so they can know what’s going on (i.e., situational awareness). By providing such platforms, people and pods can find each other more easily to solve a problem or create something new.Platforms are Like Extension: They Help People to Help ThemselvesGray says platforms have a similar function to the extension mission. Platforms, like Extension’s mission, “help people, help themselves”.  He urges Extension to think past its role as an information provider in the era of Google to one of helping others know what questions to ask and connect with each other. Extension’s Mission since 1914Today Extension’s mission must go beyond providing information in the era of Google Platforms connect peopleGray provides a number of hopeful ways Extension might utilize platforms to connect with its clientele and also internally, or across the nation-wide organization.  Gray highlights Jim Langcuster’s  Mission Extension  blog, and his work with Network Literacy as an example explaining platform use and building within Extension work.Gray points out that platform sites help people connect and exchange value, pointing to examples such as Airbnb, Uber, Amazon services. Gray notes these platforms don’t own the product – they help other people exchange money or information, such as ratings about the services provided.Platforms to connect people in communitiesExtension ChallengesSo, how can Extension use platforms to connect with clientele in its communities? Gray provided examples of platforms and tools that Extension could use to help communities gather, connect or overcome some of our common challenges, like tighter budgets.Meet up – aimed mostly at local communities. It’s a way to find a group near you.IGivefirst – for non-profit institutions. You can get a “give” button on any webpage. Grays says this can be especially effective to do when you are telling your story.Kickstarter – a platform that can be used to raise money for a project (big or small)  that people care aboutUshahidi –  Ushahidi can help people find each other and tell stories about what is going on. Ushahid’s crowdmap allows you to create a map and tell stories inside the map.Platforms to connect across the (internal) organizationGray said organizations also need to have internal conversations with each other to discuss something that may be private, sensitive or to work on something  for which they are not ready to set expectations.Gray pointed to the tremendous potential that could come from 15,000 Cooperative Extension professionals sharing information with each other, and provided some ideas of platforms that might provide the ability for ‘Extension pods’ to connect.SalesforceSharepoint + newsgatorLinkedIn group – (A private linked in group only visible via the organization can sometimes work quite well)Bloomfire(The Network Literacy CoP has established an open community for Extension on Google+. It’s not private, as Gray suggested, but could become a great place for Extension profesionals from around the nation to connect and share.)Gray stresses, invest before it’s too late!Gray says, you can’t build the dike when the floods comes….Gray stressed that the right time to change your business model and to invest in social networks is BEFORE there’s a problem, such as a budget cut or stakeholder support issue. If you wait until the crisis comes it’s too late — the social network that helps you out, or goes to the politicians to help you out, won’t be ready.Consider storytelling in new waysGray also urged Extension professionals to consider storytelling, but went one step further by asking:“How do you get the people you serve to get excited to help them tell your story to their friends?”He recommended Extension professionals think about how to encourage others to share and tell our story in social networks like Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.Tools to help change to organization modelIn closing, Gray left us with some service design tools and resources that can help organizations shift their business models to become more connected organizations:Business Model Canvas – a strategic management tool allowing you to describe, challenge, or reinvent your business modelService Design Tools – a customer journey map, which provides or a way to map how you serve customersCulture Mapping – provides a way to understand your organization’s culture so you can identify where to change itMeeting Gray again in March 2014Will Cooperative Extension be a more Connected Organization in March 2014 when we Gray speaks at the National eXtension Conference (March 24-28, 2014)? If so, how will we know and what will be different?The tools (platforms) created within the eXtension initiative have connected many of us, but probably only a small portion of Extension professionals. How much more connected could we be with the many people doing important work if these platforms had wider adoption and participation. How can we use social networks to forge new connections with our peers, colleagues, and communities?– Karen Jeannette (+KarenJeannette, @kjeannette)eXtension Community of Practice Support – ConsultantNetwork Literacy Community of Practice MemberVideos and images are courtesy of and should be attributed to Dave Gray. This article was originally published on the Military Families Learning Network blog. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.last_img read more

Modi visits Lingaraj temple

first_imgPrime Minister Narendra Modi offered milk, juice of tender coconut, leaves of Bengal quince (bael) and flowers when he worshipped Lord Lingaraj inside the sanctum sanctorum of the 11th century temple, a prominent Shiva shrine of the country, here on Sunday.Here, on a two-day visit to attend the BJP’s national executive committee meeting, Mr. Modi visited the temple before leaving for the party event.Flanked by Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and State BJP president Basanta Panda, Mr. Modi went around the stone-floored premises of the temple complex. He also worshipped at the Siddhi Vinayak temple and Devi Parvati temple on the campus. Sevayats (servitors) and temple officials apprised Mr. Modi of the temple lore. The temple complex having 50 smaller shrines in its spacious courtyard was made dust-free ahead of the PM’s visit. According to Rajkishore Mohapatra, one of the servitors, the PM sought the “blessings of Lord Shiva” for the well-being of the country.last_img read more

MLB umpire Tumpane rescues woman on bridge

first_imgAnother vape smoker nabbed in Lucena What followed were chaotic moments of panic, fear and ultimately, grace.“I couldn’t tell you how long we were waiting for everyone else to get in place,” Tumpane said. ‘Obviously another power comes into be when you’re hanging on and you know what the alternative is of you letting go and not having other people to help you.”Tumpane, Weinman and the third volunteer clung to the unidentified woman until emergency responders arrived. A police boat raced up the river to the iconic yellow bridge named for the Pirates Hall of Famer who died on Dec. 31, 1972, when a plane making humanitarian deliveries to earthquake victims in Nicaragua crashed. Now, 45 years later a crowd thrust together by fate brought a complete stranger back from the brink. Together.“Once they were able to secure her, we were able to talk her back to help us out and we got her back on this side,” Tumpane said. “After that I went up to her, she said, ‘You’ll just forget me after this’ and I said, ‘No, I’ll never forget you.’ This was an unbelievable day and I’m glad to say she can have another day with us …”Tumpane, who grew up in the Chicago suburbs, got into umpiring as a teenager, made his major-league debut in 2012 and received his full-time MLB commission in 2016, stressed he’s no hero.ADVERTISEMENT Clippers coach Rivers on Chris Paul trade: ‘I hate the way it ended’ MOST READ So the 34-year-old Tumpane reached for the woman even as she urged him to let her go.“It was just pure instinct,” Tumpane said . “You hear kind of stories of this all the time, different scenarios, people aiding and situation where I was lucky enough to be there to help and try to think of everything I could do, hanging on to her. At times she wanted to go the other way. I was like, ‘not on my watch, please.’ We were just hanging on.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAnd saving a life.Tumpane secured one of her arms. A bystander walked up and grabbed the other while another — Mike Weinman, an employee for the Rays — clutched her legs and pinned them to the railing while Tumpane mouthed to someone in the crowd to call emergency line 911. What ‘missteps’? “I just happened to be there,” he said. “I think I’ve been a caring person in my life. I saw somebody in need, and it looked like a situation to obviously insert myself and help out.”The aftermath was a bit surreal. After the woman was taken away, Tumpane called his wife, his arms still shaking.“Not too many times you call your wife and say you helped save somebody’s life,” he said. “A really special moment.”One that stayed with him even as he prepared to call balls and strikes behind home plate Wednesday night. During breaks in the action his eyes would drift to the bridge just a few hundred feet behind the center field wall at PNC Park.“It’s also hard when you stand back behind home plate and look and you see the bridge in the distance, In between innings and whatnot, just thinking of how things could have maybe been,” he said. “Glad it was this way.”Tumpane has no experience in crisis management or suicide prevention. He’s spent 16 years living the nomadic life of an umpire. Asked what was going through his head while he tried to coax the woman back to safety, Tumpane just shrugged his shoulders. How do you explain the unexplainable?“I happened to be in the right spot at the right time,” he said. “Tried to be as comforting as I could and talk her through it. Thankfully that was the outcome.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong LATEST STORIEScenter_img Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Major league umpire John Tumpane consoles a woman he had seen hop over a railing along the Roberto Clemente Bridge over the Allegheny River, Wednesday, June 28, 2017, in Pittsburgh. (Steph Chambers/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)PITTSBURGH—John Tumpane can’t explain why he approached the woman as she hopped over the railing of the Roberto Clemente Bridge on Wednesday afternoon.The woman told Tumpane she just wanted to get a better view of the Allegheny River below. The look on her face and the tone of her voice suggested otherwise to Tumpane, a major league baseball umpire in town to work the series between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Tampa Bay Rays.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more