64 patients waiting for beds in UHL

first_imgLimerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live University Hospital Limerick Email WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads 263 admitted patients are waiting for beds this morning, according to today’s INMO Trolley Watch.227 patients are waiting in the emergency department, while 36 are in wards elsewhere in the hospital. Facebook Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick LimerickNews64 patients waiting for beds in UHLBy Staff Reporter – March 22, 2021 216 Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Previous articleWATCH: Treaty United pick up 2-1 win over Athlone Town in final pre-season gameNext articleMinister Collins welcomes €418,662 in Limerick outdoor funding Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Advertisement Twitter WhatsApp Linkedin Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener last_img read more

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Coronavirus updates: Unemployment checks delayed by data breach scam

first_imgMyriam Borzee/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR and EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 352,000 people worldwide.Over 5.6 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some governments are hiding the scope of their nations’ outbreaks.Since the first cases were detected in China in December, the United States has become the worst-affected country, with more than 1.6 million diagnosed cases and at least 99,674 deaths.Here’s how the news is developing Wednesday. All times Eastern: 1:54 p.m.: Amtrak is preparing to cut its workforce by up to 20%Amtrak is preparing to reduce its workforce by up to 20%, citing the effects of the pandemic.“Our ridership and revenue levels have been down 95% or more year-over-year since the pandemic began,” CEO Bill Flynn wrote in a memo to employees.The railroad company is projecting ridership levels in 2021 will be 50% of what it was in 2019.Amtrak said the reduction is necessary to ensure they can “continue to make critical investments in our core and long-term growth strategies, while also keeping safety as our top priority.”“We are currently working to finalize a plan for achieving these workforce reductions in FY 2021 and have started the process of designing our go-forward structure,” Flynn wrote.“As we look ahead to FY 2021, it is clear we have no choice but to reduce our overhead structure to better align our costs with our revenues,” Flynn wrote.In a letter to Congress, Amtrak said it needs $1.4 billion in supplemental funding for the next fiscal year — in addition to the $2.040 billion annual grant request the company submitted to Congress earlier this year. Amtrak received $1 billion through the CARES Act and the company has taken numerous cost-cutting measures to help offset revenue losses caused by the pandemic, including reducing schedules across its system.12:22 p.m.: Data breach scam delays unemployment checksAt a time of record layoffs, a nationwide scam involving stolen personal information is delaying the payment of unemployment claims, the Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development said Wednesday.“Criminal enterprises” are using personal identification information stolen in prior data breaches to file “large amounts” of illegitimate claims through the Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance, the office said.The fraud has forced the Department of Unemployment Assistance to implement additional identify verification that will delay the payment for “many” unemployment claims in the state.“Protecting the integrity of the unemployment system and ensuring benefits are going only to valid claimants is a top priority of the Department of Unemployment Assistance,” said Labor and Workforce Development Secretary Rosalin Acosta. “While the program integrity measures we are taking will unfortunately mean that some claimants will experience temporary delays in payment, we believe these steps are necessary to respond to this unemployment scam.”11:40 a.m.: Disney World’s phased reopening to begin with Magic and Animal Kingdom on July 11Disney World’s phased reopening will begin with Magic and Animal Kingdom on July 11 and Epcot and Hollywood Studios on July 15, said Jim McPhee, senior VP of operations at Disney.Before July 11, there will be a soft opening for “select” guests as a way to test out the safety protocols.Guests will also have to reserve their park tickets in advance.Among the safety protocols in place are: temperature screenings; face covering requirements; limiting the number of people to improve physical distancing; and more plexiglass barriers where physical distancing cannot be maintained.Disney is the parent company of ABC News. 11 a.m.: Fauci says ‘good chance’ vaccine may ‘be deployable by the end of the year’Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told CNN on Wednesday morning that he thinks “we have a good chance — if all the things fall in the right place — that we might have a vaccine that would be deployable by the end of the year.”Fauci underscored that the process to develop a vaccine is not a smooth one.“There are a lot of landmines and hiccups that occur,” Fauci told CNN.He also emphasized that the rapid development of a vaccine could not come “at the expense of safety nor scientific integrity.”10:21 a.m.: Hard Rock Stadium in Miami to transform into drive-in movie theaterAs social distancing continues, Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium, home of the Miami Dolphins, is transforming into a drive-in movie theater to show classic Dolphins footage and movies, as well as host events like commencement ceremonies, officials said Tuesday.The stadium can accommodate up to 230 cars.9:40 a.m.: Nevada gyms, bars, salons to reopen; casinos on track to open June 4Nevada is ready to begin “phase two” of its reopening this Friday. Public and private gatherings can increase from no more than 10 people to a maximum of 50 people, while continuing to follow social distancing, Gov. Steve Sisolak announced Tuesday. Gyms can reopen but at a maximum 50% capacity. Locker rooms must be closed and equipment must be set up to ensure 6 feet of social distancing. Bars and restaurant bar areas can now open, also at 50% maximum capacity. Walk-up ordering at bars will not be allowed.Adult entertainment venues and nightclubs must remain closed. Salons can reopen but with strict guidelines, and places of worship can open their doors with a maximum 50-person capacity. Las Vegas is well known for its live performances. These events won’t be allowed to have spectators, but “certain events will be allowed under specific restrictions for the purpose of broadcasting or live streaming,” the governor said.But Las Vegas is best known for its casinos. Sisolak said he feels “confident” that casinos can reopen on his June 4 target date. The Gaming Control Board is expected to issue a notice Wednesday with gaming operation requirements for the state, he said.9:07 a.m.: No patients hospitalized with COVID-19 in New Zealand In New Zealand, there are no patients hospitalized with COVID-19, New Zealand’s Director-General of Health Dr. Ashley Bloomfield reported Wednesday. There are only 21 active cases of the coronavirus in the country. For the fifth consecutive day New Zealand has no new COVID-19 cases, with the total remaining at 1,154 diagnosed cases. New Zealand’s shops, malls, cafes, restaurants, playgrounds and gyms can reopen on Thursday.8:22 a.m.: Los Angeles’ Greek Theatre cancels season for first time in 90 yearsThe iconic Greek Theatre in Los Angeles is canceling its season for the first time in 90 years, officials there announced Tuesday.“We feel it is the right, responsible and safe thing for fans, artists, staff and our Griffith Park community to put a pause on live, large crowd events until 2021,” said AP Diaz, executive officer of the city’s Recreation and Parks department.Los Angeles County has over 47,000 confirmed cases of the coronavirus and at least 2,143.6:20 a.m.: Spain begins 10 days of mourning for coronavirus victimsFlags were lowered to half-mast across Spain on Wednesday as the European country began 10 days of official mourning for the victims of the coronavirus pandemic.“10 days, the longest mourning period of our democracy, in which we show all our pain and pay tribute to those who have died,” Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez wrote on Twitter. “Your memory will always remain with us.”Spain is one of the worst-affected countries in the pandemic, with more than 236,000 diagnosed cases of COVID-19 with at least 27,117 deaths, according to a count kept by Johns Hopkins University.5:10 a.m.: South Korea reports spike in new casesSouth Korea reported 40 new infections of the novel coronavirus on Wednesday, the largest daily increase in over a month.A majority of the new cases were detected in Seoul, where a cluster of infections has been recently linked to reopened bars, nightclubs and other entertainment venues in the densely populated capital.The last time the country’s daily caseload was this high was April 8, when the South Korean Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 53 new cases of COVID-19.South Korea now has a total of 11,265 confirmed cases with 269 deaths.The country once had the largest novel coronavirus outbreak outside China, where the virus first emerged, but appears to have brought it largely under control with an extensive “trace, test and treat” strategy. The number of new cases reported there has generally stayed low, but health authorities remain wary of cluster infections and imported cases.Starting Wednesday, South Korea is requiring airplane passengers to wear face masks on all domestic and international flights as part of efforts to slow the spread of the virus while public activities increase. People must also wear masks when using the country’s public transportation and taxis.4:28 a.m.: Global death toll crosses 350,000The worldwide number of lives lost in the coronavirus pandemic has now surpassed 350,000, according to a count kept by Johns Hopkins University.Nearly a third of those deaths have been reported in the United States, the hardest-hit country, where the toll is fast approaching 100,000.The United Kingdom has the second-highest number of fatalities from COVID-19.3:32 a.m.: COVID-19 cases among US health care workers top 62,000More than 62,000 doctors, nurses and other health care professionals in the United States have contracted the novel coronavirus and at least 291 have died, according to data released Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.The true numbers may be much higher, as less than a quarter of the more than 1.3 million people whose data the CDC analyzed disclosed whether they worked in the health care industry. Moreover, out of the estimated 62,344 cases of COVID-19 among health care personnel in the country, death status was only available for about 57%.The number of reported COVID-19 cases in the profession was at 9,282 just six weeks ago. At that time, the median age of infected workers was 42 and nearly three-quarters were women.Although most weren’t hospitalized for the disease, severe outcomes — including death — were reported among all age groups. That information was not made available in the CDC’s latest report. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reservedlast_img read more

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Ocean City Police Activity Report: Sept. 14 to 20

first_imgSeptember 20, 2014: Saturday Calls for service: 106Motor Vehicle Stops: 24Motor Vehicle Accidents: 0Property Checks: 28Alarms: 3The Police Department assisted with 3 fire and 9 EMS callsBurglary, 100 block Ocean Rd., at 8:01amBurglary, Morningside Rd., at 8:54pmBurglary, 800 block North St., at 9:15amCDS, 100 block Corinthian Ave., one in custody, at 10:26amTheft, 800 block North St., at 12:04pmTheft, 300 block Batteresea Rd., at 8:06pm PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS:Just a reminder that it is a violation of a City Ordinance to have dogs on the boardwalk anytime during the year.City Ordinance 87-17sec.4-32 prohibits any Boat/Trailer over 22 feet in overall length from being parked on a city street. Any boat/trailer less than 22 feet in overall length can only remain on a city street for three consecutive days. Officers will be issuing summons and towing boats/trailers for any observed violations. Ocean City Police Department September 18, 2014: ThursdayCalls for service: 69Motor Vehicle Stops: 19Motor Vehicle Accidents: 0Property Checks: 22Alarms: 3The Police Department assisted with 4 fire and 5 EMS callsBurglary, Victoria La., at 3:04pmFraud, 700 block Ocean Ave., at 3:42pmTheft, 800 block 6th St., at 5:32pmAssault, 300 block Central Ave., at 11:11pm September 19, 2014: FridayCalls for service: 84Motor Vehicle Stops: 19Motor Vehicle Accidents: 1Property Checks: 26Alarms: 6The Police Department assisted with 4 fire and 5 EMS callsDomestic violence, 5200 block Asbury Ave., at 1:20amCriminal attempt, 3400 block Bay Ave., at 7:48amTheft, 500 block Atlantic Ave., at 10:40amMotor vehicle accident, 700 block Wrst Ave., at 2:56pmTheft, 2200 block Bay Ave., at 3:05pmBurglary, 700 block Ocean Ave., at 9:02pm September 17, 2014: WednesdayCalls for service: 82Motor Vehicle Stops: 21Motor Vehicle Accidents: 0Property Checks: 19Alarms: 0The Police Department assisted with 7 fire and 9 EMS callsBurglary, 3500 block Bay Ave., at 8:00amWarrant, 700 block Moorlyn Terr., one in custody, at 9:07amDomestic violence, 100 block Asbury Ave., one in custody, at 12:13pm September 15, 2014: Monday Calls for service: 77Motor Vehicle Stops: 9Motor Vehicle Accidents: 1Property Checks: 23Alarms: 1The Police Department assisted with 13 Fire and 13 EMS callsBurglary, 100 block 4th St., at 8:55amTheft, 100 block Asbury Ave., at 1:50pmBurglary, 4000 block Central Ave., at 3:22pmShoplifting, 800 block Asbury Ave., at 4:25pmMotor vehicle accident, 9th St. & West Ave., at 7:34pm OCEAN CITY POLICE SUMMARIZED WEEK’S ACTIVITIESSeptember 14 – 20, 2014Calls for Service: 549Daily Average: 87 September 14, 2014: Sunday                                                Calls for service: 53Motor Vehicle Stops: 4Motor Vehicle Accidents: 0Property Checks: 14Alarms: 1The Police Department assisted with 8 Fire and 7 EMS callsTheft, unit block Central Ave., at 8:47amAssault, 300 block Haven Ave., one in custody, at 3:48pm September 16, 2014: TuesdayCalls for service: 77Motor Vehicle Stops: 21Motor Vehicle Accidents: 1Property Checks: 22Alarms: 4The Police Department assisted with 5 fire and EMS callsAssault, 600 block Asbury Ave., at 7:45amTheft, 4400 block Central Ave., at 12:45pmDomestic violence, 2200 block Bay Ave., at 1:00pmTheft, 1000 block Wesley Ave., at 2:00pmMotor vehicle accident, 1000 block Wesley Rd., at 6:47pmlast_img read more

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Alan Clarke to leave Scottish Bakers

first_imgThe association has today announced that Alan Clarke, who has been chief executive for seven years, will leave Scottish Bakers in June.Clarke will leave the organisation at the end of June to take up the role of chief executive of Quality Meat Scotland.Craig McPhie, president of Scottish Bakers, said Clarke was leaving the association “in a much healthier position than when he joined”. During Clarke’s time as president, McPhie said Scottish Bakers “had built on the World Championship Scotch Pie Awards and established the Scottish Baker of the Year Awards, making a positive impact to each of the winning businesses.” He added that the association had also won Conference of the Year twice in a row, at the UK Association Awards.In conclusion, McPhie said: “I would like to thank Alan for everything he and his team have achieved and we sincerely wish him well for the future as we look to fill some very big shoes.”Scottish Bakers told British Baker that a recruitment process is underway.last_img read more

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Extension Awards

first_imgUniversity of Georgia and Fort Valley State University Cooperative Extension agents gathered in Athens, Georgia, last week to recognize the work of their colleagues’ achievements at the annual Georgia meeting of Epsilon Sigma Phi (ESP), a professional organization for those working in Extension. In addition to awards recognizing accomplishments in educational programming, the meeting allows agents to learn from each other. Poster presentations featuring successful programs from across the state are an annual part of the group’s meeting. UGA Extension has 300 Extension agents serving in 157 counties across Georgia. Their mission is to spread research-based knowledge from the campus of the university to every small town, farm field and city block in Georgia.  “My message to all of you here today is really a simple one,” UGA President Jere Morehead told the agents gathered on Friday, Sept. 4. “Please just keep doing what you’re doing to showcase this wonderful university. Please continue with the pride for the work that you do that then causes the people you interact with to have admiration for this university. And please keep doing, every day, the little things that add up to the great things that this university means to the state of Georgia.” This year, Epsilon Sigma Phi recognized agents from across the state who answered Morehead’s call to find ways to make the knowledge and research of the university impact the lives of Georgians more directly. Award winners include: ESP Friend of Extension, Georgia Chapter Award: Rep. Terry England (Auburn, Georgia)Distinguished Service Award: Stephens County Extension Coordinator Forrest Connelly Continued Excellence Recognition: Spalding County 4-H Agent Cherry HovatterMid-Career Service Recognition: Muscogee County Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) Agent Rhea BentleyEarly Career Service Recognition: Tattnall County Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) Agent Chris TysonDiversity Multicultural Recognition for a Team: Dougherty County Extension Coordinator James Morgan, Dougherty County FCS Agent Suzanne Williams and Crisp County 4-H Agent Randy West Diversity Multicultural Recognition for an Individual: Muscogee County FCS Agent Rhea BentleyDistrict New Professional Awards: Northeast District, Walton County 4-H Agent Jenna Daniel; Northwest District, Fulton County ANR Agent Rolando Orellana; Southeast District, Bacon County ANR Agent Will Lovett; Southwest District, Berrien County ANR Agent Eddie BeasleyTal DuVall Scholarship: Tattnall County ANR Agent Chris TysonESP Professional Development Fellowships: Seminole County 4-H Agent Cindy Meadows and Mitchell County 4-H Agent Jennifer GroganAdministrative Leadership Recognition: Mitchell County 4-H Agent Jennifer GroganMeritorious Support Service Award: Northeast District, Franklin County 4-H Program Assistant Audrey Justice; Northwest District, Coweta County Extension Secretary Pamela Burkey; Southeast District, Bacon County Extension Secretary Sharon Bridges; Southwest District, Randolph County Extension Secretary Drusilla WhatleyFor more information about Epsilon Sigma Phi, please visit esp.caes.uga.edu. For more information about about UGA Extension, please visit extension.uga.edu.last_img read more

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Syracuse football injury report: Foster, Pickard probable; Black, Coleman doubtful for Clemson matchup

first_imgSyracuse sophomore strong safety Evan Foster and and redshirt sophomore defensive lineman Jake Pickard are probable for Syracuse’s (3-3, 1-1 Atlantic Coast) matchup Friday night against No. 2 Clemson (6-0, 4-0), SU revealed Wednesday evening in its weekly injury report. Defensive back Josh Black and defensive lineman Kendall Coleman are doubtful for the third consecutive game.Foster missed most of the Pittsburgh game last week with an undisclosed injury. Coleman had racked up 18 total tackles in the season’s first four games, but he suffered an apparent right foot or ankle injury at then-No. 25 LSU.Linebacker Shyheim Cullen is also probable, while defensive lineman Shaq Grosvenor is doubtful. Wide receiver Sean Avant, defensive back Antwan Cordy and tight end Kyle Kleinberg are ruled out.On Monday, Syracuse second-year head coach Dino Babers provided an update on Cordy, a redshirt junior safety who has been out since the first quarter of the season. Cordy has “zero chance” to play this week and his future status is unclear. He has played all of eight quarters over the past two seasons after finishing second in tackles in 2015.Meanwhile, Clemson quarterback Kelly Bryant, who was originally questionable, The Greenville News reported, will play Friday, Clemson announced in its injury report. Bryant left Clemson’s game against Wake Forest during the third quarter last week with an ankle injury. The junior wore a protective boot.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBryant has been the Tigers’ leading catalyst this season, averaging 277 yards per game while completing 67.3 percent of his passes and rushing for a team-leading 401 yards and seven touchdowns. The Daily Orange profiled the signal-caller as he stepped into Deshaun Watson’s footsteps.Kickoff between the defending national champion Clemson Tigers and Syracuse Orange is slated Friday for 7 p.m. The game will air on ESPN.Here’s the full Syracuse injury report:ProbableLB Shyheim CullenLB Shyheim CullenDB Evan FosterDL Jake PickardDoubtfulDL Josh BlackDL Kendall ColemanDL Shaq GrosvenorOutWR Sean AvantDB Antwan CordyTE Kyle KleinbergOut for the SeasonOL Aaron Roberts (knee) Comments Published on October 11, 2017 at 7:39 pm Contact Matthew: [email protected] | @MatthewGut21 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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SUNY-ESF’s bass fishing team wants to be the premier varsity sport at the school

first_img Published on November 15, 2018 at 9:45 am Comments Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Standing on a small beach of rocks and dirt, Patrick Durand cast his fishing line toward a support beam that hoists a portion of Long Branch Road over Onondaga Lake. It’s the SUNY-ESF Bass Fishing Team’s home fishing spot.On a rainy and cold Saturday in late October, Durand dragged the line through the water. The vice president of the bass team repeated the process over and over again: cast, drag, reel.“Things that not a lot of people would think of go into the decisions you make to approach how to catch these fish,” Durand said.” That’s the fun part for me.”SUNY-ESF’s bass team is a hybrid between a club and an athletics team. It holds biweekly meetings and has about 20 engaged members. Some fish as a hobby, others want to compete. This year, the team will compete against schools such as SUNY Cobleskill and the University at Buffalo.Tournaments typically start at 6-or-7 a.m. and run for eight hours. School teams send pairs of competitors to participate in the tournaments. The goal is to catch the five largest bass within the time limit.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textCollege fishing has been steadily growing, Tyler Hodges, the president of the team, said. The biggest competition in college fishing, the College National Championship, is in its 36th year. Hodges said during the first meeting of the semester they filled up an entire 50-seat auditorium with students interested in fishing with the team.Caleb Konrad, a Brooklyn, New York, native and graduate of SUNY-ESF, acts as the team’s coach. In addition to taking care of administrative side of the team, Konrad also helps them strategize for tournaments.When Konrad joined the bass team as a freshman at SUNY-ESF in August 2014, the organization had 15 students. By the end of the year, there were six team members and no regularly scheduled meetings.But Konrad made it his goal to build up the team. The idea, Konrad said, is to develop a team that can consistently compete with southern schools with powerhouse bass fishing teams like Virginia Tech and South Carolina.Both Hodges and Durand said SUNY-ESF’s bass team attracted them to the school because they wanted to fish competitively. Mike Joachim, a freshman studying landscape architecture, said the team also influenced his decision to attend the school.“I know when I was looking for schools I wanted a bass team,” Durand added.Teams usually prepare for tournaments two or three days in advance, Durand said. Anglers, another word for people who fish, consider a wide variety of factors ranging from the time of year to water clarity and temperature.Saturday, during a casual shore fishing event on Onondaga lake, Durand and Hodges contemplated whether the rain would impact the water clarity. Depending on how clear the water is, they might use a different type of bait to attract the bass.“It’s like a constantly changing puzzle every single day you get out there,” Hodges said, “and hour to hour it might even be different.”Konrad said SUNY-ESF’s academic focus on environmental sciences gives the team a massive advantage over other schools. Colleges like Penn State and Ohio State have successful teams because they have so many students to choose from, Konrad said.“We’re such a small school but we’re still competing with these massive universities and we’re beating them,” he said.SUNY-ESF has less than 2,000 students, but in June it will send three teams to the 2019 College National Championship on the Potomac River. The school has only sent one other team in its history, Konrad said.Konrad would also like to eventually to purchase team boats and trucks decorated with SUNY-ESF’s logo.Said Konrad: “My vision is that we will be handing out scholarships for kids to bass fish.”last_img read more

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Shohei Ohtani’s first official BP with Angels shows he can perform under pressure

first_img Angels offseason roster moves: who’s new and who’s gone? After a big offseason, Angels bring improved roster to spring training Shohei Ohtani: Who is the Angels’ new guy? Although Ohtani’s first official batting practice session had that highlight, Ohtani said it left something to be desired. In Japan, batting practice rounds are longer, and the BP pitchers throw from the mound, instead of in front of it.“I wasn’t really used to that style, so I wasn’t able to perform at my best,” he said through his interpreter, Ippei Mizuhara. “I’ll have fun making some adjustments.”Ohtani described his day in front of a press conference packed with about 200 media members, an event at which the Angels also announced the first significant financial windfall from Ohtani’s presence. Funai, a Japanese electronics company, will sponsor the backdrop at Angels press conferences and some advertising at Angel Stadium.The Angels are clearly capitalizing on the eyeballs certain to follow Ohtani’s every move.As Ohtani attempts to live up to the hype as a two-way star in the majors, all of his milestone moments are certain to be closely chronicled, and Wednesday marked a significant step. In first week with Angels, Shohei Ohtani is making an impression on his teammates PreviousThe Angels’ Shohei Ohtani looks out of a rainy car window as he leaves a press conference at the Phoenix Marriott Tempe at The Buttes after the first official Spring Training workout for pitchers and catchers in Tempe, Ariz. on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)The Angels’ Shohei Ohtani takes batting practice during the first official Spring Training workout for pitchers and catchers at the Tempe Diablo Stadium complex in Tempe, Ariz. on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)The Angels’ Shohei Ohtani adjusts his hat while running the bases during batting practice during the first official Spring Training workout for pitchers and catchers at the Tempe Diablo Stadium complex in Tempe, Ariz. on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsThe Angels’ Shohei Ohtani smiles as Mike Scioscia jokes around during the first official Spring Training workout for pitchers and catchers at the Tempe Diablo Stadium complex in Tempe, Ariz. on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)The Angels’ Shohei Ohtani takes batting practice during the first official Spring Training workout for pitchers and catchers at the Tempe Diablo Stadium complex in Tempe, Ariz. on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)The Angels’ Shohei Ohtani waits his turn during batting practice during the first official Spring Training workout for pitchers and catchers at the Tempe Diablo Stadium complex in Tempe, Ariz. on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)Fans look for autographs as the Angels’ Shohei Ohtani heads to the lower fields during the first official Spring Training workout for pitchers and catchers at the Tempe Diablo Stadium complex in Tempe, Ariz. on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)The Angels’ Shohei Ohtani runs in the outfield during the first official Spring Training workout for pitchers and catchers at the Tempe Diablo Stadium complex in Tempe, Ariz. on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)The Angels’ Shohei Ohtani looks to third base during a drill during the first official Spring Training workout for pitchers and catchers at the Tempe Diablo Stadium complex in Tempe, Ariz. on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)The Angels’ Shohei Ohtani covers third base during the first official Spring Training workout for pitchers and catchers at the Tempe Diablo Stadium complex in Tempe, Ariz. on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)The Angels’ Shohei Ohtani pauses while running the bases during the first official Spring Training workout for pitchers and catchers at the Tempe Diablo Stadium complex in Tempe, Ariz. on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)The Angels’ Shohei Ohtani smiles as he picks up balls after batting practice during the first official Spring Training workout for pitchers and catchers at the Tempe Diablo Stadium complex in Tempe, Ariz. on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)The Angels’ Shohei Ohtani warms up during the first official Spring Training workout for pitchers and catchers at the Tempe Diablo Stadium complex in Tempe, Ariz. on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)The Angels’ Shohei Ohtani prepares to take batting practice during the first official Spring Training workout for pitchers and catchers at the Tempe Diablo Stadium complex in Tempe, Ariz. on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)The Angels’ Shohei Ohtani takes batting practice during the first official Spring Training workout for pitchers and catchers at the Tempe Diablo Stadium complex in Tempe, Ariz. on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)The Angels’ Shohei Ohtani runs the bases during batting practice during the first official Spring Training workout for pitchers and catchers at the Tempe Diablo Stadium complex in Tempe, Ariz. on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)Fans try to get Shohei Ohtani’s attention after the first official Spring Training workout for Angels’ pitchers and catchers at the Tempe Diablo Stadium complex in Tempe, Ariz. on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)The Angels’ Shohei Ohtani is followed by the media after the first official Spring Training workout for pitchers and catchers at the Tempe Diablo Stadium complex in Tempe, Ariz. on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)The Angels’ Shohei Ohtani works out in a light rain during the first official Spring Training workout for pitchers and catchers at the Tempe Diablo Stadium complex in Tempe on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)Members of the media, including many from Japan, watch as the Angels’ Shohei Ohtani takes the field during the first official Spring Training workout for pitchers and catchers at the Tempe Diablo Stadium complex in Tempe, Ariz. on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)The Angels’ Shohei Ohtani warms up during the first official Spring Training workout for pitchers and catchers at the Tempe Diablo Stadium complex in Tempe, Ariz. on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)The Angels’ Shohei Ohtani stretches during the first official Spring Training workout for pitchers and catchers at the Tempe Diablo Stadium complex in Tempe, Ariz. on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)The Angels’ Shohei Ohtani stretches during the first official Spring Training workout for pitchers and catchers at the Tempe Diablo Stadium complex in Tempe, Ariz. on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)The Angels’ Shohei Ohtani warms up during the first official Spring Training workout for pitchers and catchers at the Tempe Diablo Stadium complex in Tempe, Ariz. on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)The Angels’ Shohei Ohtani warms up during the first official Spring Training workout for pitchers and catchers at the Tempe Diablo Stadium complex in Tempe, Ariz. on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)The Angels’ Shohei Ohtani warms up during the first official Spring Training workout for pitchers and catchers at the Tempe Diablo Stadium complex in Tempe, Ariz. on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)The Angels’ Shohei Ohtani, at left, smiles next to teammates John Lamb, Nick Tropeano and Jesus Castillo, center from left, during the first official Spring Training workout for pitchers and catchers at the Tempe Diablo Stadium complex in Tempe, Ariz. on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)The Angels’ Shohei Ohtani works out during the first official Spring Training workout for pitchers and catchers at the Tempe Diablo Stadium complex in Tempe on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)The Angels’ Shohei Ohtani and his translator Ippei Mizuhara, center, during the first official Spring Training workout for pitchers and catchers at the Tempe Diablo Stadium complex in Tempe on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)Angels’ staff look at the Angels’ Shohei Ohtani during the first official Spring Training workout for pitchers and catchers at the Tempe Diablo Stadium complex in Tempe, Ariz. on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)The Angels’ Shohei Ohtani heads in the cage for batting practice during the first official Spring Training workout for pitchers and catchers at the Tempe Diablo Stadium complex in Tempe on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)The Angels’ Shohei Ohtani takes batting practice during the first official Spring Training workout for pitchers and catchers at the Tempe Diablo Stadium complex in Tempe, Ariz. on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)The Angels’ Shohei Ohtani walks out of the clubhouse under a media swarm during the first official Spring Training workout for pitchers and catchers at the Tempe Diablo Stadium complex in Tempe, Ariz. on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)The Angels’ Shohei Ohtani takes batting practice during the first official Spring Training workout for pitchers and catchers at the Tempe Diablo Stadium complex in Tempe, Ariz. on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)Angels’ General Manager Billy Eppler joins the coaching staff as the Angels’ Shohei Ohtani takes batting practice during the first official Spring Training workout for pitchers and catchers at the Tempe Diablo Stadium complex in Tempe, Ariz. on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)Asian fans looks through the fence hoping to see the Angels’ Shohei Ohtani during the first official Spring Training workout for pitchers and catchers at the Tempe Diablo Stadium complex in Tempe, Ariz. on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)Members of the Japanese media keep an eye on the Angels’ Shohei Ohtani during the first official Spring Training workout for pitchers and catchers at the Tempe Diablo Stadium complex in Tempe, Ariz. on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)Fans look for autographs as the Angels’ Shohei Ohtani walks back to the clubhouse during the first official Spring Training workout for pitchers and catchers at the Tempe Diablo Stadium complex in Tempe, Ariz. on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)Members of the media wait for a press conference to begin for the Angels’ Shohei Ohtani after the first official Spring Training workout for pitchers and catchers at the Phoenix Marriott Tempe at The Buttes in Tempe on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)The Angels’ Shohei Ohtani, right, and his interpreter Ippei Mizuhara, arrive for a press conference at the Phoenix Marriott Tempe at The Buttes after the first official Spring Training workout for pitchers and catchers in Tempe, Ariz. on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)The Angels’ Shohei Ohtani, and his interpreter Ippei Mizuhara, talk to the media during a press conference at the Phoenix Marriott Tempe at The Buttes after the first official Spring Training workout for pitchers and catchers in Tempe, Ariz. on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)The Angels’ Shohei Ohtani smiles at his interpreter Ippei Mizuhara during a press conference at the Phoenix Marriott Tempe at The Buttes after the first official Spring Training workout for pitchers and catchers in Tempe, Ariz. on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)The Angels’ Shohei Ohtani looks at his interpreter Ippei Mizuhara during a press conference at the Phoenix Marriott Tempe at The Buttes after the first official Spring Training workout for pitchers and catchers in Tempe, Ariz. on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)The Angels’ Shohei Ohtani laughs with his interpreter Ippei Mizuhara during a press conference at the Phoenix Marriott Tempe at The Buttes after the first official Spring Training workout for pitchers and catchers in Tempe, Ariz. on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)Members of the media take photos of the Angels’ Shohei Ohtani during a press conference at the Phoenix Marriott Tempe at The Buttes after the first official Spring Training workout for pitchers and catchers in Tempe, Ariz. on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)The Angels’ Shohei Ohtani leaves a press conference at the Phoenix Marriott Tempe at The Buttes after the first official Spring Training workout for pitchers and catchers in Tempe, Ariz. on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)The Angels’ Shohei Ohtani leaves a press conference at the Phoenix Marriott Tempe at The Buttes after the first official Spring Training workout for pitchers and catchers in Tempe, Ariz. on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)The Angels’ Shohei Ohtani looks out of a rainy car window as he leaves a press conference at the Phoenix Marriott Tempe at The Buttes after the first official Spring Training workout for pitchers and catchers in Tempe, Ariz. on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)The Angels’ Shohei Ohtani takes batting practice during the first official Spring Training workout for pitchers and catchers at the Tempe Diablo Stadium complex in Tempe, Ariz. on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)NextShow Caption1 of 47The Angels’ Shohei Ohtani takes batting practice during the first official Spring Training workout for pitchers and catchers at the Tempe Diablo Stadium complex in Tempe, Ariz. on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)ExpandTEMPE, Ariz. — Shohei Ohtani demonstrated his ability to perform under pressure during his first major league-style batting practice session with the Angels on Wednesday.After a few rounds, he learned about the traditional way that BP ends in the majors. As long as the hitter hits balls that the coaches judge to be “hits,” he gets to continue.Just after hearing this explanation, Ohtani belted an opposite-field homer. He followed that with a deep drive that almost cleared the fence again, but Manager Mike Scioscia insisted it was an “out.” Will Shohei Ohtani’s success in Japan continue with Angels? Former teammates, Japanese baseball officials think so Angels key spring training dates With Angels pitchers, catchers and one pitcher/designated hitter holding their first workout of the spring, Ohtani went through the standard stretching and agility drills. He played catch. He practiced covering first and fielding bunts, all the mundane exercises that fill the early spring for pitchers. Then, when the other pitchers had headed for the clubhouse, Ohtani hit with the catchers.On Thursday, he will throw his first bullpen session. He’ll face hitters in batting practice for the first time over the weekend, Scioscia said.Although Ohtani had been working out informally for several days in Arizona, this time he pulled on a full Angels workout uniform and went through his paces under the eyes of Scioscia and General Manager Billy Eppler.“Once I put on my new Angels jersey, I felt this is going to be a new year,” he said. “I was simply very excited to set my feet on the ground.”A few hours earlier, Scioscia said he doesn’t expect Ohtani to have any problems with the pressure.“I think this guy is very well grounded,” Scioscia said. “I think he understands it. He’s going to be fine. I don’t think he’s going to be consumed with anything but getting himself ready on the field and handling the other things afterward.”The adjustments will be numerous, and Ohtani addressed many of them during a 30-minute press conference, held at a ballroom in a hotel adjacent to the ballpark.Ohtani said he’s going to communicate daily with the coaches and the training staff about the nature and volume of his workouts. As Ohtani attempts to succeed as a pitcher and a hitter, preventing injury and overwork from either pursuit will be critical.Scioscia reiterated before the workout that the Angels will not add any outfield practice for Ohtani, who played outfield his first couple seasons in Japan.“We are not looking at him to play a position,” Scioscia said.The Angels will put only one restriction on Ohtani’s use of his plus speed while he’s on the bases, telling him not to slide head first. Ohtani said that’s not a problem, since his team in Japan also prohibited head-first slides.Otherwise, though, Ohtani is going to be free to use his speed, including stealing bases, Scioscia said.Related Articles “He’s a special athlete and he’s had great success in Japan running the bases and doing things a position player needs to do to try to get himself in position to score a run,” Scioscia said. “He has a great stride. He has tremendous speed. He can steal a base. I want him to play baseball.”Off the field, the 23-year-old is adjusting to living alone for the first time – “I feel kind of lonely by myself in a three-bedroom place.” – and to bonding with his new teammates. He said he’s played golf and basketball with them.“I am having a pretty good time so far,” he said.Earlier this week, Ohtani stopped by to visit his former teammates with the Nippon Ham Fighters, who are also training in Arizona. Hideki Kuriyama, the Fighters manager, said Ohtani told him that he feels “he has great teammates, and he feels it’s a good atmosphere.”Kuriyama, who watched Ohtani’s batting practice as a guest of the Angels, said he thinks the spotlight is actually going to help Ohtani perform in the majors: “He is the type of player who will perform better with a lot of pressure on his shoulders.”In a small way, he showed that with one batting practice homer. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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