Giants’ Bumgarner fractures bone in pitching hand
Published on March 24, 2018 at 12:29AM by By Henry Schulman
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — The worst thing that could happen in the Giants’ final Cactus League game occurred at Scottsdale Stadium on Friday.
Madison Bumgarner, in his final tuneup before his scheduled Opening Day start, sustained a fractured left hand in the third inning after taking a line shot to his pitching hand by the Royals’ Whit Merrifield.
A replay showed that Bumgarner stuck his left hand in front his chest instinctively to protect himself.
“Horrible news for us,” manager Bruce Bochy said. “That’s all you can say about it. There’s nothing you can do but push on.
Stocks around the world plunged Friday as investors feared that a trade conflict between the U.S. and China, the biggest economies in the world, would escalate. A second day of big losses pushed U.S. stocks to their worst week in two years.
Investors fear that if China responds in kind to sanctions on $60 billion worth of Chinese imports the White House announced on Thursday, it will be a first step toward a full-blown trade war that could damage the global economy and slash profits at big U.S. exporters like Apple and Boeing.
The market’s two biggest sectors slumped the most. Technology stocks have made enormous gains over the past year, but since they do so much business outside the U.S., investors see them as particularly vulnerable in a trade dispute. The sector dropped 7.9 percent this week.
Banks also fell sharply. Amid the trade-war rumblings, investors fled to the safety of bonds and drove down yields, a potential negative for bank profits. That marked a reversal from earlier
Sono più di 25 mila i ragazzi, da 0 a 16 anni, in Lombardia che non hanno presentato la documentazione sulle vaccinazioni entro il 10 marzo. Lo spiega l’assessore al Welfare della Regione Giulio Gallera aggiungendo che solo 1.965 scuole su 10.729 presenti in Lombardia hanno inviato gli elenchi alle Ats (le ex Asl). «Dei 25.599 – ha precisato Gallera – 77 sono gli alunni nella fascia fino ai 3 anni, 1.093 quelli fino ai 6 anni e 24.429 quelli della scuola dell’obbligo dai 6 ai 16 anni. Mentre per le prime due categorie la legge prevede che non possano frequentare fino a quando non si saranno messi in regola, per gli alunni della scuola dell’obbligo scatteranno le procedure per le sanzioni. Ora, comunque – ha sottolineato Gallera -, partiranno le verifiche da parte delle Ats sui nominativi comunicati per accertare la reale situazione. Da alcune analisi a campione già avviate dalle Agenzie tra i 25.599 inadempienti ci sarebbe anche qualcuno
SpaceX founder Elon Musk has become the latest tech billionaire to jump on #DeleteFacebook movement. John Raoux/AP
SpaceX founder Elon Musk has become the latest tech billionaire to jump on #DeleteFacebook movement.
There is no greater burn than pretending you’ve never heard of something when that thing has 2.2 billion monthly active users. And Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX and Tesla, lobbed a fiery zinger at the world’s leading social-media behemoth Friday when he asked on Twitter: “What’s Facebook?”
He added fuel to the flame when he later deleted both company pages, becoming another tech billionaire jumping on the #DeleteFacebook movement.
The jab at Facebook started in response to a challenge posed by WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton, who earlier this week encouraged users to cancel their accounts — even though it was Facebook that made him a very rich man. In 2014, Facebook bought WhatsApp for $19 billion.
“It is time,” Acton tweeted, adding “#deletefacebook.”
But it wasn’t until another