Mike Trout and Bryce Harper, by consensus the most talented young position players in baseball, are facing off this week for the first time in their burgeoning careers. (Trout’s Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim got the best of Harper’s Washington Nationals on Monday night, 4-2.)Few youngsters arrived in the majors with as much buildup as Harper, who graced the cover of Sports Illustrated at age 16. Luckily for the Nationals, he’s mostly been as good as advertised (and he’s still just 21 years old, a fact that’s often forgotten because he’s been so good). Meanwhile, all Trout did in his first full pair of major-league seasons was turn in two of the 150 or so best position-player seasons in the past 113 years of baseball, making two strong MVP bids in the process.So, yeah, these guys have been really good, really early in their careers.With all the (deserved) hype surrounding Trout and Harper, I was wondering how the duo compares to other concurrent 22-or-under pairs of position players in the history of baseball. To answer that question, I looked at the most productive two non-pitchers age 22 or below in a given season, based on the combined number of wins above replacement they’d generated in the previous two seasons. (We can’t compare Trout/Harper through age 22 because we don’t know what they’ll do in 2014.)By that standard, Trout and Harper are the most productive young duo in baseball history. Here were the seasons featuring the best pairs of budding superstars ever (taking only the best score for duplicate pairs):The majority of those 28.2 combined WAR belong to Trout, author of the aforementioned pair of historically dominant campaigns. Let’s be honest, though: Given Trout’s otherworldly production at such a young age, we could pair him with just about anybody and he’d still be near the top of this list (Trout by himself would rank fifth). But Harper’s numbers to date hardly make him a coattail-rider. As far as No. 2s go, Harper’s 8.6 WAR ranks below only Mel Ott and Eddie Mathews as the third-best second fiddle in the history of promising under-22 duos.If we’re looking to give extra weight to No. 2s, ensuring that both players in a pair have great stats (to safeguard against a situation such as what happened in 1918, when Rogers Hornsby had 97 percent of the WAR in his “duo” with Ross Youngs), perhaps a better way to rank these kinds of pairings is not to sum up all of the WAR generated by a pair, but rather to take the harmonic mean of the two individuals’ WAR totals. If we do that, the following list emerges:By either list, though, Trout-Harper is the best young duo in baseball history. So, savor their matchup this week — you may never again see a pair of position players so good face off at such a young age.
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, May 4, 2017 – Providenciales – The #15 bodies which were retrieved from TCI waters after a suspected illegal Haitian boat capsized in waters off Provo in January are returned home now; left the country yesterday on a chartered flight to the tune of $30,000. Haitian Consular, #Wencesclass Lambert told media in a debriefing this afternoon that the full bill was paid by the Haitian government. Lambert was thankful to the Turks and Caicos Government for its assistance in getting the bodies of the seven men and eight women home, adding that the repatriation of the deceased Haitians was not sooner because bodies were only recently released to the Government of Haiti in mid-April; they were being held at the TCI morgue. The diplomat, who is stationed in Providenciales, took the opportunity to discourage illegal residency by his people and said he believes the illegal migration of Haitians to the TCI is a part of a more sinister human smuggling ring which the Haitian government is currently investigating.#MagneticMediaNews#15bodiesflownbacktoHaiti#WencesclassLambert Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#15bodiesflownbacktoHaiti, #magneticmedianews, #WencesclassLambert
The man behind the bomb attack on Borussia Dortmund’s bus in 2017 has been sentenced to 14 years in prisonThe defendant, who only goes by the name of Sergej W. due to German privacy laws, has been convicted on 28 accounts of attempted murder.The Daily Echo reports that the sentence was handed out in a Dortmund state court today.The attack occurred on April 11, 2017, as the Dortmund team travelled to the Signal Iduna Park for a Champions League quarter-final match with AS Monaco.Merson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.Defender Marc Bartra, now at Real Betis, and a police officer were both injured as three explosions were set off near the bus.Sergej W allegedly betted that Dortmund’s shares would drop in value by taking out a loan.He later launched a bomb attack on the team bus and tried to cover it up as Islamic terrorism.
KUSI Newsroom, Immigration Attorney’s perspective on government shutdown 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Local Immigration Attorney Esther Valdes stops by Good Morning San Diego to discuss the government shutdown on day 34. Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News, National & International News FacebookTwitter Posted: January 24, 2019 KUSI Newsroom January 24, 2019
Jaguar Land Rover, the wholly-owned subsidiary of Tata Motors, launched on Monday its high-end F-Type convertible sports car in India with a starting price of ₹1.37 crore.The two-seater convertible will be released in the Indian market in two variants – the F-Type S and the F-Type V8S. The V6S model packs the 3-litre V6 supercharged petrol engine which churns out a power of 380PS and 460Nm, while the high-end V8S variant is powered by a 5-litre V8 supercharged petrol engine that gives out 495PS and 620Nm. The company claims that V8S reaches 100 km/h in 4.3 seconds and has a top speed of 300 km/h, while the V6S reaches the same speed in 4.9 seconds and claims a top speed of 275 km/h. The F-Type V8S is priced ₹1.61 crore and the VS model goes for ₹1.37 crore.”The Jaguar F-Type is our all-new, two-seater sports car and we believe it will be a game changer for the Indian sports car market. With its stunning design and driver focused engineering, this car will further enhance the appeal of our brand and I am confident that it will arouse senses and stir emotions like no other car in India,” said Rohit Suri, vice-president, Jaguar Land Rover India.The car which was first unveiled at the Paris Auto Show 2012 had bagged the title of 2013 World Car Design of the Year. The F-Type is the successor of Jaguar’s E-Type model. The vehicle will be pitted against Porsche Cayman and Boxster. According to the company, the Indian arm of Jaguar witnessed a 68 percent growth in sales in the first quarter of the year.
Cloud computing has risen massively in terms of popularity in recent times. This is due to the way it reduces on-premise infrastructure cost and improves efficiency. Primarily, the cloud model has been divided into three major service categories: Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Platform as a Service (PaaS) Software as a Service (SaaS) We will discuss each of these instances in the following sections: The article is an excerpt taken from the book ‘Cloud Analytics with Google Cloud Platform‘, written by Sanket Thodge. Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Infrastructure as a Service often provides the infrastructure such as servers, virtual machines, networks, operating system, storage, and much more on a pay-as-you-use basis. IaaS providers offer VM from small to extra-large machines. The IaaS gives you complete freedom while choosing the instance type as per your requirements: Common cloud vendors providing the IaaS services are: Google Cloud Platform Amazon Web Services IBM HP Public Cloud Platform as a Service (PaaS) The PaaS model is similar to IaaS, but it also provides the additional tools such as database management system, business intelligence services, and so on. The following figure illustrates the architecture of the PaaS model: Cloud platforms providing PaaS services are as follows: Windows Azure Google App Engine Cloud Foundry Amazon Web Services Software as a Service (SaaS) Software as a Service (SaaS) makes the users connect to the products through the internet (or sometimes also help them build in-house as a private cloud solution) on a subscription basis model. Below image shows the basic architecture of SaaS model. Some cloud vendors providing SaaS are: Google Application Salesforce Zoho Microsoft Office 365 Differences between SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS The major differences between these models can be summarized to a table as follows: Software as a Service (SaaS) Platform as a Service (PaaS) Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Software as a service is a model in which a third-party provider hosts multiple applications and lets customers use them over the internet. SaaS is a very useful pay-as-you-use model. Examples: Salesforce, NetSuite This is a model in which a third-party provider application development platform and services built on its own infrastructure. Again these tools are made available to customers over the internet. Examples: Google App Engine, AWS Lambda In IaaS, a third-party application provides servers, storage, compute resources, and so on. And then makes it available for customers for their utilization. Customers can use IaaS to build their own PaaS and SaaS service for their customers. Examples: Google Cloud Compute, Amazon S3 How PaaS, IaaS, and SaaS are separated at a service level In this section, we are going to learn about how we can separate IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS at the service level: As the previous diagram suggests, we have the first column as OPS, which stands for operations. That means the bare minimum requirement for any typical server. When we are going with a server to buy, we should consider the preceding features before buying. It includes Application, Data, Runtime, Framework, Operating System, Server, Disk, and Network Stack. When we move to the cloud and decide to go with IaaS—in this case, we are not bothered about the server, disk, and network stack. Thus, the headache of handling hardware part is no more with us. That’s why it is called Infrastructure as a Service. Now if we think of PaaS, we should not be worried about runtime, framework, and operating system along with the components in IaaS. Things that we need to focus on are only application and data. And the last deployment model is SaaS—Software as a Service. In this model, we are not concerned about literally anything. The only thing that we need to work on is the code and just a look at the bill. It’s that simple! If you found the above excerpt useful, make sure to check out the book ‘Cloud Analytics with Google Cloud Platform‘ for more of such interesting insights into Google Cloud Platform. Read more Top 5 cloud security threats to look out for in 2018 Is cloud mining profitable? Why AWS is the prefered cloud platform for developers working with big data?
Travelweek Group << Previous PostNext Post >> Posted by Friday, January 18, 2019 WINNIPEG — Canada One Travel has gained full Canadian distribution rights for ResVoyage, a corporate and leisure online booking tool (OBT) aimed at helping small and mid-size travel agencies and TMCs grow their business.Canada One’s President Andy Ling says ResVoyage’s corporate OBT enables travel agencies to provide their small to medium size corporate clients a full suite of travel management solutions and features typically reserved for large travel agencies and corporations. Designed for small and medium size businesses (SMB), Resvoyage is cost effective, easy to set up and user friendly, says Ling.The ResVoyage corporate OBT is developed by Miami’s Thomalex Inc.ResVoyage mirrors the features provided by large enterprise systems, without the complexity or cost associated with these platforms, says Ling. It is also available in English, French and Spanish.“ResVoyage Corporate enables travel agency clients to house all company travel policies, discount codes, employee profiles, preferred travel vendors and travel-spend analytics all in one place. All these services are available at an affordable price, and we are excited to bring ResVoyage to Canada,” says Ling.More news: CIE Tours launches first-ever River Cruise CollectionRastko Ilic, President of Thomalex Inc., adds: “We are delighted to be partnering with Canada One Travel. Our passion at Thomalex is to help SMB businesses compete in the dynamic global travel market. ResVoyage Corporate is our flagship online booking tool, delivering a user friendly, customizable, self-booking tool, purpose-built for SMBs. ResVoyage Leisure is similarly designed to meet the needs of B2C leisure travel companies.”The partnership between Canada One Travel and Thomalex has already produced a unique feature for Canadian businesses, says Ling, recently launching direct connect to Air Canada Corporate Rewards (ACCR) platform. ResVoyage is now being introduced to Canada, and Europe with existing customers in USA and South America.Canada One Travel has implemented the ResVoyage corporate programs for many in its existing corporate base. ResVoyage is simultaneously implementing its leisure booking engine for the bulk of its online leisure clientele.Interested agencies can go online for a product overview at resvoyage.ca. For a full demo of the ResVoyage products Ling can be contacted directly at 204-287-8228 or 1-800-668-6889 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Share Tags: Canada One Travel, Online, ResVoyage ResVoyage online booking tool now available through Canada One Travel