October is the tenth month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian Calendars and one of seven months with a length of 31 days. The eighth month in the old Roman calendar, October retained its name (from the Latin octô meaning "eight") after January and February were inserted into the calendar that had originally been created by the Romans.
THANK YOU Friend's for Bearing with me, it's been a ride!
Hey Peeps!,......... been a little while, I could'nt leave you hanging to long,... First off Happy #FF Friday!! Seahawks Blue Friday!!
Ok,. My opperation was a sucess,.. WOW! If you can ever avoid this opperation, then by all means Do So! I was released on Wednesday last week,..... man since then ouch!!!! so much pain, it was major, I had cancer in my prostate, Doc. got that, the tumer in my right kidney is benighn, I've been peeing blood ever since I was released,.. I see Doc. next week,.. my right leg keeps going numb on me, don't know what that's about. still super medicated and getting stength back, yeah, last week monday watched MNF in Hospital and game one of WorldSeries, it was'nt to bad, Hospital food has got better!,...... I'm not totally back, I have'nt done Nov. blog yet, as you can see! not sure if I'm ready for everyday!!
I had to put something together for you guy's!! so, here's a few thing's from the game and the week!!
I THANK YOU Friend's for Hanging and Bearing with me it's been a Battle, I've felt all your Support, Thoughts and Prayers. Make it a Strong Day Friend's!!
NASA's Scott Kelly breaks US record for most days in space
WASHINGTON — Waking up hundreds of miles above the Himalayas, astronaut Scott Kelly broke the U.S. record Friday for the most time spent in space with 383 days.
Kelly is more than halfway through a yearlong mission at the International Space Station and will eventually set a record for the longest single U.S. space mission.
Kelly tweeted back to Earth that he hopes that his eventual 500 plus days in orbit will be exceeded by someone visiting Mars. He tweeted that his day began with a strikingly beautiful view of the Himalayas and vowed to visit them.
Kelly and his ex-astronaut twin Mark, on the ground, are part of an experiment on the long-term effects of space.
Oh yes he did!@StationCDRKelly breaks the U.S. record for time in space! Memes to celebrate:
I'm not sure what mental image you had when visualizing what Charon, Pluto's largest moon, looked like, but it probably wasn't an imploding Death Star with a huge friggin' welt on its head. But that's exactly whatNASA's New Horizons probefound spinning around everyone's favorite once-upon-a-planet.
The latest high-res photo was taken just before New Horizon'sclosest approach to the Plutonian systemback in mid-July. Charon is only 754 miles across (for a point of comparison, that's roughly the distance between New York City and Charleston, South Carolina) and the latest enhanced-color image shows a frozen world with near-boundless variety and beauty.
"We thought the probability of seeing such interesting features on this satellite of a world at the far edge of our solar system was low," Ross Beyer, an affiliate of the New Horizons Geology, Geophysics and Imaging (GGI) team, wrote in aNASA blog post, "but I couldn't be more delighted with what we see."
Scientists didn't know what they would find whenNew Horizons
One of the most startling things in the photo is a geological feature that spans the equator and makes it appear as if the moon was almost split in half. According to researchers, this great canyon system stretches more than 1,000 miles across the entire face of the moon and likely onto its far side (though unconfirmed). The feature is four times as long as the Grand Canyon and twice as deep in places.
More startling, the images show that the planes to the south of the canyons are noticeably smoother and younger, which hints at a particularly violent resurfacing event that encapsulated nearly half the moon.
And the moon's polar region has a large red splotch, which is not dissimilar in hue to Pluto's vast red planes. The exact nature of these regions is not yet understood.
NASA is still waiting on even higher-resolution images of Charon as well as additional composition data, which is still stored on New Horizon's digital recorders and willmake their way to Earth piecemealover the next year.
"I predict Charon's story will become even more amazing!" said mission Project Scientist Hal Weaver, of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland.
Until then, check out some stunning shots from New Horizons's journey to Pluto in the slideshow above.
Galileo’s drawings of the moon, 1610. Illustrators have been copying ever since.
Galileo Galilei, was an Italian astronomer, physicist, engineer, philosopher, and mathematician who played a major role in the scientific revolution during the Renaissance. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest scientists of all time. His achievements include improvements to the telescope and consequent astronomical observations and support for heliocentrism. Galileo has been called the "father of modern observational astronomy", and the "father of modern physics", and "the father of modern science".
Game 1: Tuesday, Oct. 27 at Kauffman Stadium, 8:07 p.m. Game 2: Wednesday, Oct. 28 at Kauffman Stadium, 8:07 p.m. Game 3: Friday, Oct. 30 at Citi Field, 8:07 p.m. Game 4: Saturday, Oct. 31 at Citi Field, 8:07 p.m. Game 5: Sunday, Nov. 1 at Citi Field, 8:15 p.m.* Game 6: Tuesday, Nov. 3 at Kauffman Stadium, 8:07 p.m.* Game 7: Wednesday, Nov. 4 at Kauffman Stadium, 8:07 p.m.*
#RainDelay"It's never good to be trending on Twitter," A-Rod @AROD told trending topic Pete Rose @PeteRose_14
"Eddie Vedder" pencil drawing, then animate. I call it "ALIVE"
Hey Peeps! ,............ Make it a Strong Day Friend's,...... Me, I have my Operation set for Monday 26, Oct. I have to go in a 5:45 am. it well be over night tell Tuesday some time! So I will not be Online, I wont be here tell Wenesday!
Man, it's been a battle Friend's, so much Pain!!
Good Saturday, Today feeling a bit better! Yeah! I'll take it! Thursday's Doc. appointment, WOW! I thought I was going for catscans, turned out it was my Cystoscopy, what! (See Below) I knew it was coming, just did'nt no is was yesterday! still have Catscans coming before Opperation. ( Transurethral Resection of Prostate) Transurethral Resection | cancercenter.com I just can't keep things strait.
( Cystoscopy is endoscopy of the urinary bladder via the urethra. It is carried out with a cystoscope. The urethra is the tube that carries urine from the bladder to the outside of the body. The cystoscope has lenses like a telescope or microscope. These lenses let the physician focus on the inner surfaces of the urinary tract. Some cystoscopes use optical fibres that carry an image from the tip of the instrument to a viewing piece at the other end. Cystoscopes range from pediatric to adult and from the thickness of a pencil up to approximately 9mm and have a light at the tip. Many cystoscopes have extra tubes to guide other instruments for surgical procedures to treat urinary problems.) Yeah I Know!! Ouch!!
Do you relize October is almost over! and 2016 is here! Yeah I know! Me, I'm hanging in there, it's been a very painful ride, but! "Pain let's you know your still Alive.!"
THANK YOU Friend's Peeps #12s for bearing with me, It's been a battle but I think I'm Winning!!! Had this last Thursday, Heart murmur!
"Heart murmurs are heart sounds produced when blood flows across one of the heart valves that is loud enough to be heard with a stethoscope."
Ok, working on getting some strength back, I'll keep you informed! Thank you for bearing with me Friend's, It's been a ride!! and I'm working on righting the ship!!!
" It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get up." - Vince Lombardi
Have you seen this?
1000 musicians play Learn to Fly by Foo Fighters to ask Dave Grohl to come and play in Cesena, Italy
Directed by Anita Rivaroli and Alberto Viavattene Edited by Matteo Stefani
Created by Fabio Zaffagnini Claudia Spadoni, Anita Rivaroli, Martina Pieri, Marta Guidarelli, Valentina Balzani, Debora Castellucci
Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl responds to the video of Rockin 1000 'Learn To Fly'
Dreams do come true! The 1,000 musicians who gathered to invite Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters to play in Cesena, Italy got a treat when the official Foo Fighters channel posted a video response from Dave himself.
The trailer for the much-anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens ran during halftime of Monday Night Football on ESPN, and was also officially released on YouTube this evening. The film comes out December 18.
" We all have Idols, Play like anyone you care about, but try to be yourself while you're doing so."
~ B.B.King ~
" Music is a higher Revelation than all Wisdom & Philosophy." ~ Ludwig Van Beethoven ~
" When words are not enough, Music says everything." ~ F.K. ~
"First off,... Bookmark me know!" Things change a lot here!
Here's Proof That You're a Drummer
No one other than a drummer would understand what, "Pataflafla Hemiolas: Straight and Alternating Versions Over Half-Note Triplets" are. No matter. If you're looking for a rudimental workout, you'll definitely want to check this out.
Hey Friend's,... Listen as you look and see, the last two Albums I did with was great players, one Album single kick, other Album couble kick, actual two kick drums, not dual pedal Enjoy! to get your "6 free Downloads, just clink on my picture. let me know what you think!
Getting real hard to keep things together & strait! Thank You Friend's for Bearing with me!
Friend's, If you are reading this, to be honest with you, I'am not doing well, I don't want to complain, just want to inform! I must get my operation! things are really messed up, bad. I'll try and keep you informed, I Thank You for Hanging with me through my Journey! This being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, just seems a little ironic. there's some updating, just bare with me Peeps!
Make it a Great Productive, Fun Weekend Peeps!
I must share, as you know or maybe not, it's imbaressing, (my catheter) man it really suck's, It's stay's in tell operation, Doc. says; I had to take it out! over weekend, it just hurt to much, I already have pain, just don't need any more! so, not sure whats going to happen!! Operation is not for another two weeks!! No Way!! hmmmm I'll let you know!
,....... me, today as always moving slow & hurting! but that's nothing new!! I really hate pain!!
I wanted to tell you guy's something! During Seahawks games I'm not online, Why? because, one thing I like to watch and cheer on my guy's personitly, you no what I mean, full concenstration, and the biggest reason, my hands, arms go numb, yeah! I don't no why! also, my facebook friend's, that's why I'm over there once or twice a week. Yeak I know! it suck's, my boby is really falling apart! and on facebook, when I say, "If I'm not here fb, then I'm over here- twitter". So I hope everyone understands, I only stay online 5 hours on average. Thank You Peeps!!!
It's October!! What!! This year is almost Gone!! Day 2 of Oct. feeling pretty tough today, always moving sooo slow!!
Good Wednesday Peeps! I'm going to complain a bit, There are somethings that just are not suppost to go in certain places!! (my catheter) it's just not right!! Ok, I feel better!
Ok, Today 9/29/2015 ...... Here we go, yesterday's 9/28/2015 Doc. appointment, I'm really messed up, my plumming, Doc. put in a catheter, IT Really SUCK'S, if you don't know what that is, go look it up!
First I have to have another CT scan, and have to have Operation; Cystoscopy, to check my Bladder, make sure it's not full of cancer, and Hematuria, Blood in my urine. Yeah I know!! well this is explaining a lot of my pain! "Pain let's you know your still Alive."
What can you do? just keep up your Prayers & Thoughts, I Feel Them and I Need Them!! Thank You Peeps!!
Did you see the #SuperBloodMoon Nice Win for the Seahawks!!! It's Monday, Motivation, I have a Doc. appointment this Morning I almost forgot about, as Always I'll let you know! Urology, check my plumming!
May you have a Strong Week Peeps!!! 3 days left to Sept.!!
Ok,..... Doc. appointment, the tumer in my right kidney, is still in remmission! Yeah!, but, my plumming, prostate cancer, is active, so more tests and poking.
I feel Ok, just really weak & tierd, I'm here, blurring eyed, I'm sure glad the pain meds are working, but I wish they would just take it out!!
May you have a Imaginative, Productive, Creative, Strong Week Friend's,.........
There's a humming bird that comes around every day, it's really cool, he or she comes about face level huvers for a while and takes off, how cool is that! I did'nt no they hung around all year!
I'm just over here messing everything up!, Laugh it up Mr. Jordan.
If you have never been to "My Blog" I start like this & add to it as the month go's along, If you would like to see last months Blog, just clink Blog again, Krown Productions Site Menu (above) I'll let you no, via, guestbook on site, facebook, twitter, etc. Sound Good!
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I'm very medicated today & always!
Ok, Most day's always moving pretty slow, sleep walking through the day.
not sleeping well, I could complain all day about my pain, but
I will just say this, my pain scale of 1-10 I'm always 7 but,
I'm very medicated, blurry eyed, and here,
I get so confused so easy and can't remember thing's, so it's twice as hard to do anything
my skeleton actually hurts, my bones,
this is why I don't stay online very long, I can't hang! I know!
I just pop in & out of facebook (widget above) & twitter,(widget above)
49ers player begs for call, ref tells him to get out of his face
It's not uncommon for a player to ask a ref for a call, it is slightly uncommon for a ref to act like a big piss-baby about it and shout at the player.
In the fourth quarter of Thursday night's NFL battle between the 49ers and Seahawks, 49ers receiver Quinton Patton was upset about not getting a call and attempted to plead his case. The ref, wanting to act like a big, tough guy knowing he's protected from getting physically harmed by someone 20 years younger and way stronger than him, threw a flag and shouted at Patton to get out of his face. Just one of the many reasons no one likes refs.
Russel Wilson throws into double coverage. Intercepted by Kenneth Acker.
2 Seahawks could only bow in shame after silly late hit,..............Oops!!
Have you ever been so upset about something that all you can do is try to curl up into the fetal position? If so, then you can understand how Kevin Pierre-Louis (58) and especially Steven Terrell (23) felt after Ricardo Lockette delivered this late hit:
Somehow, the Seahawks avoided a penalty, but Ricardo, you can't do this again. Any time you get two people to express their disappointment in you the exact same way, that's not good.
(CNN)Children and infants made up almost a quarter of those injured when a car crashed into crowds at the Oklahoma State University parade Saturday, killing four people including a 2-year-old, Stillwater police said.
The car's driver has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.
Three adults were pronounced dead at the scene, while the fourth victim, the young boy, died from his injuries at OU Medical Center Children's Hospital, according to a Stillwater Police Department statement.
Police named the adult victims Sunday as 23-year-old Nakita Prabhakar of Edmond and 65-year-old Stillwater residents Bonnie Jean Stone and Marvin Lyle Stone.
Of a further 47 people treated after the crash, 17 remained hospitalized and five were in a critical condition, police said.
My sweet little OSU fan went to Stillwater this weekend to spend some time with her Kay Kay (Kayleigh Atwell) and Gigi(Debbie Atwell)and to experience homecoming cowboy style! She was supposed to get to go to her first OSU football game today. Instead she took her first helicopter ride as she was life flighted from the homecoming parade in Stillwater to OKC. Please send prayers this way for my daughter and I will keep you updated on her condition! Please and thank you!
Game goes on
After careful deliberation, officials decided to let the football game proceed, Hargis said.
Oklahoma State Univ.@okstate
Oklahoma State University is saddened by the tragic parade incident earlier this morning. Our thoughts & prayers are with those affected.
Before the game, the OSU football team knelt in solemn prayer at the 25-yard line.
Fox Sports sportscaster Tim Brando described the pregame atmosphere as "the kind of somber feeling" that he'd never had before.
JuJu Smith-Schuster Stiff Arm Laid Out Utah Defender
A Utah defender attempted to tackle USC Trojans wideout JuJu Smith-Schuster. He got more than he bargained for.
Mississippi State Cheerleader Taunted A Kentucky Player
Don’t mess with this Mississippi State Bulldogs cheerleader, she’s a bad ass.
another look at Mrazek's pass to Nyquist
Joel Ward gives the Sharks a 1-0 lead
Evander Kane appears to have seriously injured his leg. Stayed down for a while.
Lundqvist makes a save, then off the post, then more magical forces keep the puck out of the net
Incredible video of wedge#tornado~ Hospers, IA this evening by storm chaser Brent Koops!
G6: KC wins 4-2
TOR 3 - 4 FINAL KC
DO YOU PINKY SWEAR?!?!?
Lorenzo Cain's mind-bending first-to-home speed sends Royals to second straight World Series
After drawing a walk in the bottom of the eighth inning of ALCS Game 6 between the Blue Jays and Royals on Friday night, Lorenzo Cain was probably already thinking about breaking the 3-3 tie. He had home on his mind. And when Eric Hosmer singled to right field, it was home Cain went -- looking more like something out of a video game than the reality you and I live in:
According toStatcast, Cain went first-to-home in 10.5 seconds with a top speed of 20.7 mph. His quickness is right up there with some of the best in the league and the first-to-home route is something he perfected throughout the regular season.
Lorenzo Cain had two of the top seven first-to-home times of the season, per @statcast. Safe to say he's used to this sort of thing.
The play gave Kansas City the lead, but George Brett still looked incredibly nervous:
At least until Wade Davis retired the Blue Jays in the ninth:
To send KC to its second straight World Series:
Tune into FOX on Tuesday for Game 1 of the Fall Classic against the Mets (7:30 p.m. ET airtime, with game time slated for 8 p.m.).
Jose Bautista tried to put the Blue Jays on his back with two monster home runs in Game 6
Bautista's Jays were down, 2-0, when he stepped up to the plate with the bases empty in the top of the fourth and deposited a ball deep into the left-field seats:
Statcast projected the distance of Bautista's first home run at 431 feet, though the net distance traveled was more like 250 feet after the fan who caught it threw it back onto the field.
Then, in the eighth, with the Jays trailing, 3-1, Joey Bats stepped right up and doubled his pleasure, doubled his fun with a two-run homer to left:
That homer traveled an estimated 387 feet, meaning that Bautista hit himself 818 total feet of home runs in Game 6. Unfortunately for Mr. Bats, Game 6 ended while he was in the on-deck circle because Josh Donaldson grounded to third base for the final out of a 4-3 Royals win.
Ben Revere wrecks garbage can
Toronto's first base coach gave Yordano Ventura the 'zip your lip' signal and a staredown ensued
To set the scene: It all started when Royals starter Yordano Ventura struck out Troy Tulowitzki to end the top of the fourth, and made sure to let him know about it:
Enter Blue Jays first base coach Tim Leiper. Always one to have his shortstop's back, he decided to have a little fun with Ventura. But rather than opt for a more traditional approach, Leiper went with a throwback: The kindergarten classic, "The Zip It."
But, even with his lips properly zipped, Ventura knew just how to respond. When he came out of the game in the top of the sixth, he hit Leiper with a grade A staredown:
One Royals fan was very, very eager to snag Mike Moustakas' Game 6 home run
For a fan, the chance to catch a home run ball is a dream come true, one worth sacrificing your beer and/or dignity for. It may even result in fits of uncontrollable dancing:
The chance to catch a home run ball in the ALCS, though, is even cooler. So, when Mike Moustakas smacked one to deep right-center in Game 6 on Friday night, Royals fan Caleb Humphreys wanted to take advantage of the opportunity. As the ball just managed to clear the top of the wall, Humphreys -- with a glove, because he always comes prepared -- reached out and made the snag:
It’s getting to be about Steve Bartman time in the MLB playoffs. That infamous robbery happened in Game 6 of the NLCS, and in tonight’s ALCS Game 6, another home run theft took place. This time, the culprit was 19-year-old Caleb Humphreys. Mike Moustakas sent this dinger just barely over the wall into Humphreys’s glove, where it was ruled a home run after a review.
The play was eventually reviewed for fan interference, but the call on the field of a home run stood. Humphreys, for his part, couldn't believe what just went down -- he even managed to make some new friends in the process:
Just a few minutes later, we learned there are many ways to handle a home run ball. Jose Bautista blasted a dinger in the top of the fourth, and a Kansas City fan sitting in left-center threw the thing right back where it came from:
And, of course, gotta take a selfie
Mike Moustakas used ESP (or really ridiculous reflexes) to rob Josh Donaldson of an RBI
Moose somehow managed to dive to his left to make the catch and help Yordano Ventura out of the jam:
According to Statcast™, that ball was the third-hardest hit all postseason, and was the hardest ball Donaldson hit in 2015. Oh, and Moose also hit a home run earlier in the game, added a broken-bat bloop single in the seventh and made the play to get the final out of the game because he's a wizard whose power knows no limits.
Chris Colabello nearly completed a Ben Revere-assisted double play, but forgot the baseball
Ben Revere said no to all of these things:
And he ALMOST turned an incredible double play, firing the ball back in to first baseman Chris Colabello. Colabello actually thought he had turned the double play, but, um ...
Pete Rose pulled off an amazing photobomb while the FS1 crew was discussing ALCS Game 6
Not now, Pete
'30 Teams in 30 Days' 2015-2016 NBA Season Preview, #3: Golden State Warriors
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 22: Democratic presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testifies before the House Select Committee on Benghazi October 22, 2015 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The committee held a hearing to continue its investigation on the attack that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans at the diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, on the evening of September 11, 2012.
Sword-wielding man kills one in Swedish school attack
ByJim StenmanandVasco Cotovio, CNN
(CNN)A masked man wielding a sword has killed at least one person in an attack on a school in the Swedish town of Trollhattan, according to local police.
There are reports that as many as four other people may have been injured in the attack, the police statement said.
Five people, including the suspect, were hospitalized Thursday morning, Niklas Claesson, a spokesman for the local hospital, told CNN.
The attacker was shot by police, and his condition is serious, police said.
Police have entered the school and staff and students are leaving, police said.
Local police told CNN that the attack took place at about 10 a.m
Trollhattan is about 420 kilometers (260 miles) west-southwest of Stockholm, the Swedish capital.
Marty & Doc on Kimmel
G4: NYM wins 4-0
NYM 8 - 3 FINAL CHC
I Feel your Pain Cubbie Fans!
The Mets had a fantastic time celebrating their NLCS sweep
The Mets were one strike away from sweeping the Cubs. Jeurys Familia had battled Dexter Fowler through eight pitches when he reared back, launched a 98-mph fastball and then …
The Mets clinched the NLCS with an 8-3 victory and were headed to the World Series. Commence the losing of the minds:
It'd been 15 years since the team celebrated an NLCS victory, but it's not exactly rocket science. You simply go nuts.
Terry Collins made sure to thank the fans who came out to Wrigley...
Some of whom brought a flag that probably looked a bit too familiar to the Cubs.
No one had ever homered in six consecutive postseason games ... until Daniel Murphy
On Wednesday, however -- in Game 4 of the NLCS -- Murphy did what Ruth and Aaron and Beltran couldn't do.
In a streak that dates back to Game 4 of the NLDS against the Dodgers, Murphy has homered in every single postseason game. On Wednesday, his two-run shot provided some insurance runs for the Queens ballclub -- lifting the score to 8-1:
And, considering the goat that allegedly cursed the Cubs was named "Murphy," maybe we shouldn't be all that surprised?
The Mets ultimately won the matchup, 8-3, clinching the National League pennant in the process.
Tommy La Stella's foul ball took a Rube Goldberg ricochet and nailed Miguel Montero
The Cubs and Mets teamed up to build one during Wednesday's Game 4 in Wrigley Field -- even if not everyone was in on it. In the bottom of the seventh inning, Tommy La Stella lined Addison Reed's fastball back into Travis d'Arnaud's mask.
But the ball didn't stop there. It then ricocheted directly into Miguel Montero's helmet while he was warming up in the on-deck circle. That's not how reality works. That's how "Home Alone" works.
David Ross was anxious to get to his at-bat, so he tried to end an inning early
Bartolo Colon pitched in his first Championship Series in nearly 20 years … and got the win
G5: KC leads 3-2
KC 1 - 7 FINAL TOR
Marco Estrada was in total command in Game 5 last night #ComeTogether
In honor of the Royals, Blue Jays center fielder Kevin Pillar reached base on a swinging bunt
With two outs in the bottom of the fifth inning of Wednesday's Game 5, Blue Jays center fielder Kevin Pillar didn't exactly bunt -- although, the result was essentially the same:
It wasn't technically a bunt, but the Rogers Centre turf slowed the ball down enough to ensure that Royals pitcher Edinson Volquez had no play. Ultimately, Pillar's speed was just too much to catch up with.
Little Ferris Bueller plays hooky to watch Jose Bautista try to hit an ALCS home run
Jose Bautista and the Blue Jays already have a few monster home runs and epic innings under their belts, but it's going to take more of the same to get them past the Royals as Kansas City held a 3-1 series lead heading into Game 5 of the ALCS on Wednesday.
Blue Jays fans were doing their part, though, turning out to pack Rogers Centre and cheer on Joey Bats and Co. regardless of any prior obligations they may have arranged for themselves. One young fan even fancied himself a Ferris Bueller, skipping school to attend Game 5 and (hopefully) get to witness Joey Bats go yard.
Cliff Pennington became the first position player to pitch in the postseason
Despite eight years in the league with three teams, playing four positions along the way, Pennington had never been called to the mound. And despite over 100 years of postseason play, there had never been a position player to take the mound before.
So, in a way, Pennington's first offering -- a 91-mph fastball for a called strike -- was groundbreaking. Edwin Encarnacion was certainly impressed to be a witness to history.
As he should be. After all, according to PitchFX, Pennington used a four-seam and two-seam fastball along with a changeup and curveball. And while position players can often confuse the system thanks to, well, being position players with fringey "pitches", this may not be the case for the infielder:
When Pennington came in to pitch, Russ Martin asked him what he had: "He goes, 'fastball, curveball, cutter, change-up.' I was like, what?"
During a replay review, Ryan Goins helpfully informed Alex Rios that he was actually out
As the umpires talked things over with their counterparts in New York City, Goins and Rios turned to the Rogers Centre video board to take their own look -- and Goins offered his own explanation:
Any lip readers out there? Even if you aren't a professional, you can pretty clearly see him telling Rios he came off the base. Undeterred, Rios looked on as though his presence on second base would be a certainty. Unfortunately, it wasn't meant to be -- the umpires ruled him out.
After the game, Rios admitted he was attempting some gamesmanship with his confident appearance:
"I did come off of the bag a little bit. I knew I was out, but I was just waiting on the call."
You never know -- sometimes luck will break your way if you're in the right place at the right time. However, that didn't work for Rios in this instance.
He doesn't always need the gamesmanship to go his way, though: Two innings earlier, he showed how he's able to make some luck of his own:
The Royals went on to win the game, 14-2, and hold a 3-1 series lead going into Game 5 -- which you can watch on Wednesday. Coverage begins at 3:00 p.m. ET, with game time at 4:07 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1 and Sportsnet.
G3: NYM leads 3-0
NYM 5 - 2 FINAL CHC
Yoenis Cespedes scored the Mets' go-ahead run … on a strikeout
No! Are people putting on their coats? Is anyone headed back to the dugout? Do you hear wistful Enya music? Of course it's not over! The ball got away from Cubs catcher Miguel Montero, meaning Cespedes was able to come in to score the go-ahead run:
As Cespedes came home, Conforto took first base. Then, a Wilmer Flores hit was swallowed by the Wrigley Field ivy for a double, forcing Conforto -- who might have scored -- back to third base. The inning didn't end until Jacob deGrom hit a fly ball to Kyle Schwarber for the real third out.
The Mets eventually won the game, 5-2. With a 3-0 advantage in the series, they can clinch a World Series berth as soon as Wednesday. Tune into TBS -- air time begins at 7:30 p.m. ET and the game starts at 8 p.m.
Jason Motte clap along
Hector Rondon bat against water fountain.
Daniel Murphy homers again, proves that it's his world and we're all just living in it
When he hit his third postseason home run in Game 5, supplying the difference in the Mets' 3-2 victory with his two RBIs, well, it was a story. But still, it was within the realm of sanity -- one player having an outrageous series to send his team to the next round.
But that's when things started to get weird. And weird in the, "Hey Scully, you're going to want to fire up an autopsy" kind of way. Murphy, who shares his last name with the goat that supposedly cursed the Cubs, homered in Game 1 of the NLCS against the Cubs.
Then he did the same in Game 2 -- off his third NL Cy Young candidate.
And on Tuesday night, he homered again in the Mets' 5-2 win against the Cubs in Game 3.
That's six postseason home runs -- the most in a single postseason by a Mets player -- and also his fifth consecutive game with a home run in the playoffs, tying him with Carlos Beltran for the postseason record.
Which can mean only one thing: A lightning bolt struck Daniel Murphy's house and it traveled into his brain and forever changed our world. For this isn't our reality anymore. This is Daniel Murphy's reality. And we had better get used to it.
The Mets and Murphy will go for the sweep in Game 4 tonight. Coverage begins at 7:30 p.m. ET with the game beginning at 8 p.m. ET on TBS.
Yoenis Cespedes is the Elbow Whisperer, gives Jacob deGrom dugout massage
Turns out, he's also an elbow whisperer with an advanced degree in massage therapy. When Jacob deGrom came out after seven strong innings in the Mets' 5-2 victory against the Cubs to take a 3-0 lead in the NLCS, Cespedes was seen giving deGrom a friendly and surely much-appreciated massage in the dugout.
As for what he's saying, we have to assume it's the loving, sweet nothings that elbows need to hear. Like, "What's the deal with an elbow? You're not an 'L' and you're not a bow, so ..."
First case of cancer linked to Fukushima cleanup work diagnosed
ByYoko Wakatsuki, CNN
Tokyo (CNN)When the Fukushima Daichi nuclear plant suffered a catastrophic meltdown, thousands of workers were called in to take the reactor offline.
Now, four years later, Japan has confirmed the first case of cancer stemming from that dangerous work.
The country's health ministry said Monday that a former Fukushima worker has been diagnosed with leukemia.
The unnamed man in his 30s worked at the plant from October 2012 to November 2013.
"This is a massive blow to the IAEA, which stated in September of this year that no discernible health effects due to the exposure to radiation released by the accident are to be expected," Greenpeace said in a statement.
IAEA is the International Atomic Energy Agency.
The leukemia was diagnosed after the worker filed a work hazard compensation claim, the ministry said.
About 45,000 workers have been involved in cleanup work at the Fukushima plant since August 2011. The earthquake that caused the disaster at the facility took place five months earlier, in March 2011.
Ten other former Fukushima workers have filed similar cases. Seven were dropped; three are pending, the ministry said.
Ryan Goins celebrated his great ALCS Game 3 performance by making turf angels
He also sparkled on the defensive side of the ball:
So, what does one do after a performance such as this? How does one show the world how much fun one is having while playing postseason baseball? One makes turf angels, of course:
Tune in on Tuesday on FOX Sports 1/Sportsnet (air time 3 p.m. ET, game time 4 p.m. ET) for Game 4 of the ALCS. Blue Jays fans will be hoping there are more home runs and many, many more turf angels.
Kevin Pillar puts on a baseball camp with his fielding, hitting and baserunning in ALCS Game 3
Pillar started it off with a beautiful running catch in center field, complete with a bone-crunching hit into the center-field wall. He can use this for tip one: After hitting the wall, collapse as if you're an extra in a 1950s western.
He followed it up by giving Toronto their first lead of the night when he stole second and then Superman'd his way into home plate in the bottom of the second on Ryan Goins' single:
He completed the trifecta of skills when he drilled an RBI double to end Johnny Cueto's night and gave the Blue Jays a 7-2 lead.
With all the bases covered (get it?), all that's left is a catchy flyer to hang in delis and bus depots all over town. Fortunately, we've got Pillar covered:
"It should be noted that the police see this in a very severe light and will not allow people to take the law into their hands, and everyone should act with restraint and carefulness and allow the police to do their job," Samri said.
Jerusalem (CNN)A Bedouin man went on a shooting spree at a bus station in southern Israel on Sunday, killing an Israeli soldier. In the mayhem, a security guard shot an Eritrean migrant. Police say the guard had mistaken him for a second attacker.
As the Eritrean man lay on the ground bleeding, people rattled by the shooting kicked and beat him and hit him with a bench, cell phone video showed. It was broadcast on Israeli television, triggering outrage on top of tensions that have peaked in a spate of violence between Israelis and Palestinians in recent weeks.
But Beer Sheva, the bus station's location, is not in Palestinian territory. It is in Israel, and Bedouins are their own ethnic subgroup. Police have not discussed a motive, but some Bedouin groups have been at odds, at times violently, with Israeli authorities over issues of their own,according to the website of the Knesset, Israel's parliament.
(CNN)Thousands of residents of the northern Philippines were forced to flee Sunday as Typhoon Koppu began its multiday battering of the region.
The fierce storm is forecast to lumber over the country's main island of Luzon at an excruciatingly slow pace and dump huge amounts of rain on the rugged terrain, setting off floods and landslides.
Koppu came ashore in the early hours of Sunday morning at super typhoon strength, ripping the roofs off buildings and uprooting trees in the coastal province of Aurora.
"Through the night, we've had extremely ferocious wind, torrential rain," storm chaser James Reynolds told CNN from the town of Maddela. "The building I'm in -- the water's been coming in the windows."
Towns reportedly cut off by landslides, floods
Roads and communications to three towns in Aurora province have been cut off by flooding and landslides, including Casiguran, where the typhoon made landfall, authorities reported.
"Based on the report of the Philippine Army, there were many houses destroyed and trees uprooted in the three towns," the official Philippines News Agency said. The army and other agencies are trying to clear the routes to Casiguran, which has about 25,000 inhabitants, and the other towns, Dinalungan and Dilasag, it reported.
In Baler, another town in Aurora, CNN Philippines reporter Paul Garcia said there was flooding in several neighborhoods. Surprised local residents said that while storms are common in the area, flooding is not, Garcia reported.
Emergency medical workers and police work next to a person at the scene of shooting Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015, at ZombiCon in Fort Myers, Fla. Police say a shooting at the gathering killed one person and injured four others. (Melissa Montoya-Ocampo/The News-Herald via AP)
(CNN)Chaos broke out at a zombie-themed street festival in downtown Fort Myers, Florida, after a shooting left one man dead and four other people wounded.
Crowds of festivalgoers fled screaming through the streets after the shots rang out late Saturday at ZombiCon.
"It cleared out fast and cop cars and ambulances came," said Savannah Holden, who watched the panic unfold from a hotel balcony.
One man died of a gunshot wound at the scene, police said, and four other people who suffered non-life-threatening injuries were taken to Lee Memorial Hospital for treatment.
The identities of the victims weren't disclosed, and the circumstances of the shooting remained unclear.
Detectives have been canvassing the area for witnesses, authorities said, asking anyone with information on what happened to call the Fort Myers Police Department.
Organizers 'deeply saddened'
The deadly shooting took place at ZombiCon, a festival that features bands and DJs performing on stage in the downtown area to people dressed in zombie costumes. It draws upward of 20,000 attendees, police said.
Festivalgoers could enter the event through six different points in exchange for a $5 donation to Pushing Daizies, the local artists' charity that organizes it.
The organizers said they were "deeply saddened by the news of what happened within the footprint of our event."
"We take the safety of our patrons very seriously and take precautions in hiring security and police officers for our annual event," they said in a post on the event's Facebook page. "Our prayers go out to the family members and individuals involved in the incident."
If you're going to go into battle wearing a full suit of metal armor, you'd better do it in style. Here are some of the most amazing (and bizarre) helmets you've ever seen, from the age of knights and swords.
Toothface helm by an unknown Italian artist from the 17th century
Oh no, the Metal Hedgehog-Dragon-Boar!
It was used by mounted knights between the 14th and 17th centuries.
I cannot believe Michigan lost like this, Blake O'Nei ll 80-Yard Punt Was Peak Aussie Punting
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) Jalen Watts-Jackson grabbed the football on a flubbed punt attempt and lumbered 38 yards into the end zone for a touchdown on the final play of the game, giving No. 7 Michigan State a shocking 27-23 win over No. 12 Michigan in one of college football's most unlikely endings.
With the Wolverines ahead 23-21 and 10 seconds left, Michigan punter Blake O'Neill bobbled a low snap, and spun around to try and make the kick. But he was hit, the ball popped free and Watts-Jackson caught it, broke a few tackles in the final yards and made it into the end zone.
Michigan State (7-0, 3-0 Big Ten) has won seven of eight in the series, its best stretch in more than a half-century. Michigan (5-2, 2-1) lost for the first time since opening the season with a setback at Utah.
Michigan player takes pump-up victory lap of Big House after questionable targeting ejection
Michigan linebacker Joe Bolden was hit with a suspect targeting penalty when it appeared he was pushed and fell on top of Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook, resulting in a helmet-to-helmet hit. It's hard to know what the intent was, but it looks a lot like he was simply being blocked and fell without any desire to harm the opposing player.
A chorus of boos directed at the referees quickly became cheers as Bolden took his lap to the applause of raucous Ann Arbor fans.
X-rays come back negative on Edwin Encarnacion's finger, listed as day-to-day
David Price Was Perfect, Right Up Until The Royals Comeback
On the first pitch of Game 2 of the ALCS today, Alcides Escobar singled to right field off David Price. It was an inauspicious start for Price, yet after that pitch, he would retire the next 18 batters. It was the best pitching he’d ever done in the playoffs.
Ben Revere and Salvador Perez prove all problems can be solved with hugs
During the seventh inning of ALCS Game 2, something strange happened -- and no, we aren't talking about the Royals mounting yet another amazing comeback. A ball rebounded off the dirt in front of home plate and came around to hit Ben Revere on top of his head (don't worry -- he still had his helmet on). Poor Ben! Luckily, Salvador Perez was there to hug it better:
Salvador Perez made an impressive barehanded catch on a ricocheting foul popup
In the sixth inning of Game 2 of the ALCS, a foul popup off the bat of AL MVP hopeful Josh Donaldson took Perez back toward the netting behind home plate and ricocheted off one of the wires supporting that screen. Even with the ball changing direction at the last second, Perez flashed his brilliant reflexes and caught the thing with his bare hand:
TBS Had An F-Bomb Heading Into NLCS Postgame Commercial Break
In the three seasons since Tommy John surgery, Lackey’s workload is up slightly (to 202 innings per year during the regular season). His ERA and WHIP are down, to 3.35 and 1.22. He’s striking out 7.4 per nine innings.
Better version of Castro rubbing spit under his eye.
Matt Harvey bat flipped after a sacrifice bunt in Game 1 of the NLCS (like a boss)
The Mets sent Flushing's Dark Knight, Matt Harvey, out to the hill at Citi Field to start Game 1 of the NLCS against Jon Lester and the Cubs, and Harvey did ... not ... disappoint. He struck out nine Cubbies over 7 2/3 innings while surrendering two runs on just four hits.
He got it done with his arm. He got it done with his glove. He got it done with his back?
Oh, and he got it done at the plate, too.
Harvey had cruised through seven frames when his spot in the order came up after Juan Lagares hit a leadoff single to left field. Manager Terry Collins wanted Harvey back out there for the top of the eighth, so he asked his pitcher to lay down a sacrifice bunt -- and lay down a sacrifice bunt he did.
What do you do when you get that big bunt down to help manufacture an insurance run, capping off your stellar night? You bat flip, of course:
It wasn't as epic as Joey Bats' now-famous flip, but Harvey's toss had just enough swag to embody a start in which he seemed to do every little thing right. Lagares went on to steal third and later scored on a Curtis Granderson fly ball as the Mets won, 4-2.
Matt Harvey took a comebacker to the shoulder … and still made the out at first
Matt Harvey is the Dark Knight, not the Man of Steel, but that didn't seem to matter Saturday during the Mets' 4-2 victory in NLCS Game 1. In the top of the sixth inning, a comebacker off Cubs center fielder Dexter Fowler's bat hit Harvey in the shoulder, but he barely seemed to feel it.
As this fan at NLCS Game 1 shows, don't wear a baseball glove to the game: Wear two
Laugh at the man with two gloves, sure. But he's ready to catch baseballs, whether they're hit to his left or his right.
Yoenis Cespedes throwing runners out at the plate is even more fun when it's in the NLCS
On Saturday, Cespedes was manning left field for the Mets during Game 1 of the NLCS when Javier Baez singled his way with one out and Starlin Castro at second base. Castro rounded third on the hit and attempted to score, but Cespedes came up firing to catch the shortstop at the plate:
(CNN)—With Chicago's annual murder count soaring, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is laying blame on what he sees as the chilling effects of high-profile protests against police brutality and officers' fear of cell phone videos of their actions going viral.
"Officers themselves were telling me about how the news over the last 15 months have impacted their instincts -- do they stop, or do they keep driving? When I stop here, is it going to be my career on the line?" Emanuel said this week, CNN affiliate WBBM reported.
His voice is the latest in a growing chorus of officials throughout the country who claim law enforcement officers are under siege.
Lamar Odom, who has been fighting for his life in a Las Vegas hospital, regained consciousness Friday, but his condition remains guarded after he collapsed in a Nevada brothel following a weekend binge, according to sources familiar with the situation.
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G1:KC leads 1-0 FINAL
Toronto will try to even up the series in Game 2 of the ALCS at 3:30 p.m. ET on Saturday on FS1/SNET.
TOR 0 - 5 KC
G2: KC leads 1-0 4:07 PM ET Oct 17
Volquez squelches the Blue Jays in Game 1 of ALCS
This adorable little kid hugging his dad after a big strikeout is a reminder of what baseball's all about
I see both ends of the horse behind home plate in KC tonight
Jose Bautista psyched out some Royals fans with a fake toss into the stands
After the fifth inning of Friday night's ACLS Game 1, Joey Bats pulled off a bit of understated trolling in the outfield:
"You want this ball? This one in my hand right now? Sure thing ... PSYCH!"
Last Night's Treatment,.......
MLB Tonight breaks down Jose Bautista's epic bat flip using Statcast technology
The integration of Statcast™ technology into MLB broadcasts and highlights has revolutionized the way we look at monster home runs, insane diving catches and blazing speed on the basepaths. Now, it's being used to break down epic celebrations, too.
On Wednesday night, Jose Bautista hit the biggest home run of his long career -- a game-winner in Game 5 of the ALDS that he punctuated with a bat flip that surely made KBO players feel inadequate.
Well, the fine folks at MLB Tonight took that Statcast™ technology and applied it - finding that Joey Bats' bat reached a height of 10.6 feet off the ground and was suspended in the air for 1.74 seconds.
We're just a season or two away from Billy Beane assembling a full team of power hitters based on some new-fangled advanced bat flip metric like wFROB+ (Weighted Full Rotations On a Bat flip Plus).
Ryan Goins and Troy Tulowitzki combine for beautiful backhanded, barehanded double play
Something that may look so difficult for you or me is, once again, made to look like nothing at all by these nimble, baseball souls. Just another inning, another game, another day -- an everyday ballet.
Back hand. Bare hand. Two moves. Two outs. Cooperation at its finest, my friends.
Edinson Volquez finishes Game 1 gem with incredible 37-pitch inning, mentions he felt 'sexy'
But now, that's "Mr. Big Game" Edinson Volquez, to you. The Royals' righty brought his A-Game (and his 97-mph fastball) on Friday and tossed six incredible innings against the Blue Jays -- one of MLB's best lineups -- in Game 1 of the ALCS.
Volquez gave up two hits and walked four batters, but most of his night went something like this:
If his first five innings didn't have you on the edge of your seat, he made up for it when his sixth frame had you breathing into a paper bag. AL MVP hopeful Josh Donaldson led off the frame by taking Volquez to a full count before drawing a walk. ALDS hero Jose Bautista followed suit, also working the count full before drawing a base on balls. In full bend-but-don't-break fashion, Volquez battled back, sandwiching a Chris Colabello lineout between determined strikeouts of Edwin Encarnacion and Troy Tulowitzki:
All told, that sixth frame featured Volquez using 37 pitches to go through four full counts while sneaking past the Blue Jays' 2-6 hitters, who combined for 709 regular-season hits and 152 regular-season home runs.
Maybe "Big Inning" Volquez is a better fit.
His final line looked like this: 6 IP, 2 H, 4 BB, 0 ER, 6 SO on 111 pitches. And after the game, he mentioned to reporters why he had so much success matching up with Toronto hitters (check it out at the :37 mark):
"IDF will bring perpetrators to justice, restore the site & ensure that freedom of worship returns to Josephs Tomb," IDF spokesman Peter Lerner tweeted.
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#IDFwill bring perpetrators to justice, restore the site & ensure that freedom of worship returns to Josephs Tomb
Moments ago shots were fired at an #IDF vehicle adjacent to the security fence in southern #Gaza. No injuries have been reported.
(CNN)Fire broke out at the compound housing Joseph's Tomb overnight, a religious site venerated by Jews, the Israel Defense Forces said. Palestinian forces dispersed alleged Palestinian arsonists and put out the fire.
Joseph's Tomb is located in the city of Nablus, in the West Bank in an area under the jurisdiction of the Palestinian Authority.
Judaism considers the site to be the resting place of the figure Joseph, son of Jacob, a high Israelite patriarch who, according to biblical accounts, was sold into slavery as a boy but then rose to become one of the most powerful figures in ancient Egypt, second only to the pharaoh.
Jewish devotees at times go to the tomb under IDF escort at night to pray. Christians also consider Joseph's Tomb a holy site.
Syrian civil war looking more like proxy war between U.S., Russia
ByHolly Yan, CNN
(CNN)The Syrian civil war is turning into a proxy war between the United States and Russia, with each side fueling the conflict with more firepower.
In the latest maneuver, the U.S. sent 50 tons of ammunition to rebels trying to topple President Bashar al-Assad and four decades of his family's rule.
That came after Russia went to the aid of Assad, saying it's targeting ISIS but launching airstrikes on rebel-controlled areas.
There's a lot at stake in Syria. More civilians getting killed every day. Millions of refugees fleeing to other countries. And the threat of ISIS setting up even more terror hotbeds in the volatile country.
C-17s, accompanied by fighter escort aircraft, dropped small arms ammunition and other items like hand grenades in Hasakah province in northern Syria to a coalition of rebels groups vetted by the U.S., known as the Syrian Arab Coalition.
All pallets successfully were recovered by friendly forces, a U.S. official said.
Attack near Russian embassy in Syria
Two mortar rounds hit near the Russian embassy in Syria's capital during a pro-Russian rally Tuesday, the Russian state-run news agency Sputnik International reported.
It was not immediately clear if there were any injuries.
The Syrian state-run news agency SANA said Tuesday's rally outside the embassy was a show of support by Syrian citizens "expressing their thanks for Russia's seriousness in fighting terrorism."
(CNN)Iran has successfully test-fired a new long-range surface-to-surface missile, state-run IRNA reported on Sunday.
The Emad (Pillar) missile, designed and built by Iranian experts, is the country's first long-range missile that can be precision-guided until it reaches its target, said Brig. Gen. Hossein Dehqan, Iran's defense minister.
"To follow our defense programs, we don't ask permission from anyone," he said, according to IRNA.
The new rocket is "capable of scrutinizing the targets and destroying them completely," IRNA reported.
LaQuan McGowan, 410-Pound Baylor Tight End, Caught a Touchdown
LaQuan McGowan, the 410-pound Baylor tight end, has hauled in the second touchdown catch of his career. Quarterback Seth Russell found him streaking through the Kansas defense for an 18-yard score. No Jayhawks defender seemed particularly interested in making a tackle.
(CNN)Two powerful bombs exploded near the main train station in Ankara on Saturday morning, killing at least 30 people and injuring nearly 130 others, making it the deadliest attack in the Turkish capital in recent memory.
The explosion, which caused chaos and bloodshed, took place during a peace march. It also came before national elections scheduled for November 1.
Discover the 'origami-inspired' car made out of cardboard
Gareth Herincx, for CNN
This life-sized "origami-inspired" cardboard Lexus took a team of five modelers three months to build.
(CNN)Japanese carmaker Lexus has exhibited a life-sized replica of its IS sedan, created from 1,700 laser-cut cardboard sheets.
The "origami car" was built in London by a five-strong team of professional designers and modelers from specialist companiesLaserCut WorksandScales & Models.
"The seats took a few attempts to get just right and the wheels required a lot of refining," explained Ruben Marcos, of Scales & Models.
"Once we could see the physical pieces taking shape, we could identify where we needed to make improvements -- as with anything, there were some elements of trial and error, but as we had all the resources we needed in-house, this made the changes easier to produce."
The modelers used a digital 3D model of the IS, provided by Lexus, which was then divided into a series of parts, such as the main body, dashboard, seats and wheels.
These were then digitally rendered in 10mm-thick "slices" to provide the two-dimensional profiles needed for the precision cutting of each of the 1,700 fully recyclable sheets of cardboard.
Each layer was given its own reference number to ensure it was assembled in the right sequence and the car was then hand-built over a three-month period.
The cardboard cut-out car has a replica interior, functioning doors, headlights and rolling wheels. An electric motor mounted on its steel and aluminium frame allows the car to drive.
The car was on show at the Grand Designs Live Show consumer exhibition in Birmingham, UK from 8-11 October.
Earlier this year Lexus debuted a real-life Back to the Future-style hoverboard, containing a series of magnets and superconductors cooled by liquid nitrogen. It was able to levitate -- not unlike Marty McFly's hoverboard in the 1989 film Back to the Future Part II.
Refugee crisis, ISIS recruiting among growing concerns
Washington (CNN)The U.S. is going to modify its faltering Syrian rebel training program, U.S. officials said Friday.
Defense Secretary Ash Carter said during a news conference in London that the U.S. "remains committed" to training forces in Syria against ISIS, but is looking for ways to "improve" the program.
"I was not satisfied with the early efforts in that regard, and so we are looking at different ways to achieve the same strategic objectives, which is the right one, which is to enable capable motivated forces on the ground to retake territory from ISIL and reclaim Syrian territory from extremism so we have devised a number of different approaches to that going forward," Carter said.
He added that the president would be talking about it on Friday. The New York Timesfirst reportedthe move.
A U.S. official told CNN that the program is being suspended as the administration looks for other ways to support moderate opposition in Syria. But the U.S. backing for the rebels is not ending.
The U.S. will provide ammunition to Syria Arab Coalition, some 5,000 moderate rebels in the north, a defense official said Friday.
Commanders in the U.S. special operations community had been pressing for that decision for weeks, defense officials told CNN, after seeing them achieve success on the battlefield. Small numbers of the New Syrian Army also will continue to be supported as well.
Individuals in the SAC will be vetted through their leadership and given training and be given expertise in communications and intelligence support.
"We have devised a number of different approaches to that going forward, and taken them to President Obama and you will be hearing I think very shortly from him," Carter said Friday.
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Remebering Jimi Hendrix,More than 40 years after the death of Jimi Hendrix, he still leaves an impression on many music lovers back then and even today. One Seattle man gets a chance to re-live the moment Jimi changed his life. make sure you stop by & check out Randy's Artwork!
V "Pray for the Troops, Pray for the World Always."V
"We never really bury our dead, We take them with us, It's the prize of Living."
"They went not for Conquest and not for Gain, but Only to Protect the Anquished and Innocent."
"There is no honorable way to Kill, no gentle way to Destroy, There is nothing good in War, Except it's Ending."
"They that sow in tears shall reap in joy."
"Only the dead know the end to War."
"The care that comes only through cherishing through knowing loss."
"And I said, Oh that I had wings like a dove, for then would I fly away and be at rest."
"And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also; knowing that tribulation worketh patience, and patience , experience, and experience hope."
"They went not for Conquest & not for Gain, But Only to Protect the Anquished & Innocent."