The media chase continues. Let’s get involved, we have to be narrators, not others

first_imgKORONA – ALARM IN CROATIA: HIGH INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF INFECTED Communicate all the measures that have been taken, the protocols that we have, how you have prepared as an accommodation facility, the relevant data. RTL.de further states in its article: MUP UZG COVID  Croatia is considered to be one of the countries that responded to this Pandemic quickly and effectively and which was considered to be “KORONAVIRUS-FREE”.  However, for three weeks now, a high number of infections has been recorded on a daily basis in Croatia. Due to the large number of infections, Slovenia is removing neighboring Croatia from the list of safe Korona virus countries. But for tourists, who are currently in Croatia, nothing will change for now. However, entering Slovenia if you come from Croatia will be a bit more complicated. The reason for this: Croatia is now classified in Slovenia as a country on the “yellow list”. The countries on the “yellow list” are controlled by the Slovenian authorities in much more detail. This can result in longer waits at border crossings.  HUT LAUNCHED THE CORONA REGION TRACKER WEBSITE WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR MY HOLIDAY IN CROATIA?  SIGNIFICANT INCREASE OF NEWLY INFECTED WITH COVID IN CROATIA19 1.112 people are counted as currently infected and 3.394 as cured. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs as well as the Robert-Koch Institute on their websites provide information on which countries and which regions are currently considered insecure areas. The article about Slovenia is also interesting, and a careful play on words gives a different impression. According to John Hopkins University, there are currently 4.634 confirmed infections and 128 deaths caused by COVID-19 (as of July 24, 2020, 8:34 a.m.).  Croatia.hr / Coronavirus 2019-nCoV Q&A QUARANTINE FOR RETURNEES FROM CROATIA? KORONAVIRUS.HR in English In crisis communication, every word and moment is important, and every negative article immediately slows down reservations and that is why we must react immediately and proactively, we must create and control the narrative. Original article RTL.de / Corona-Alarm in Croatia: Starker Anstieg der Infektionszahlen  While a hybrid struggle is being waged in the media space, any article like this in the current situation reduces reservations. Large foci of infection are mainly located in the Croatian capital in Zagreb and in the east in Slavonia. Since February 25, when the first case of Corona virus was confirmed, a total of 4.634 positive people have been tested.  HUT: Corona Region Tracker But while the media chase is going on, in the latest report he published two days ago German Ministry of Foreign Affairs Croatia is a safe destination and there are no restrictions for travel and return to Germany.  Share CRTs through your channels, because that’s how information spreads quickly and efficiently. And we have a responsibility to constantly emphasize relevant information, that Croatia is a safe destination, both directly to our guests and through our channels and social media. What the state should have done was done by HUT – epidemiologically mapping and looking at each Croatian county individually. On the map, Croatia is divided into four regions: North Coast (Istria and Kvarner); South coast (Dalmatia); Central Croatia (Zagreb and surroundings) and Eastern Croatia. CROATIA: DAILY HIGH NUMBER OF NEW DISEASES The Croatian Tourism Association launched a website yesterday www.croatiacovid19.info with the aim of timely and accurate informing the public about the number of COVID-19 cases in Croatian regions.  German tourists returning from Croatia do not currently have to expect to be quarantined. This will only be necessary if someone returns from one of the EU countries, whose number in the last seven days is more than 50 new cases per 100.000 inhabitants. Croatia is currently well below these values.  BE INFORMED IN DETAIL BEFORE TRAVELING! The Government of the Republic of Slovenia has set off epidemiologically map and look at each Croatian county individually, which is great news for us because if it were the opposite due to the epidemiological situation, the whole of Croatia would already be on the red list. The same proposal has been made for weeks by the tourism profession that Croatia also publicly communicate and selectively present counties, because currently Adriatic Croatia is on the green epidemiological list, which is crucial to communicate. Every message and word is currently carefully weighed, and if we do not control the narrative, while others deal with us – we have fires on all sides and we do not control the situation. Let’s get involved, we need to be narrators, not let others create an image of us, especially not the wrong one. HIGH INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF INFECTED IN CROATIA GERMAN MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS CONFIRMS HOW CROATIA IS A SAFE DESTINATION The media chase and fight for literally every guest continues. This is only part of the title, in this case again from the German media RTL.de, who recently published last year’s, ie old recordings from Zrće, imputing how in Novalja during the covida19 allegedly scandalous partying. All this information and rules can be changed on a daily basis. As long as the Corona Pandemic still requires protection measures, therefore the most important rule is: always be informed and asked in detail. Official and binding information is provided by both the federal government and the country to which you are traveling. Whoever adheres to this has the best opportunities to enjoy a relaxing and smooth vacation – and most importantly to stay healthy. We are a thorn in the side of many and want to put Croatia on the red list, and this is evident from various articles from Italy, Austria, Germany, etc.… Accurate and relevant data are the strongest weapon of fake news and attempts to tailor a different perception. MINT / COVID-19 INFO Side dish: Viber community Total Croatia Travel INFO with all epidemiological information in Croatia for foreign touristslast_img read more

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El Gobernador Wolf anuncia nueva financiación para pequeñas empresas de York afectadas por la COVID-19

first_img Economy,  Español,  Press Release El Gobernador Tom Wolf visitó hoy Magical Days Learning Center en York, que recibió una subvención estatal de asistencia para pequeñas empresas afectadas por la COVID-19, para resaltar la importancia de apoyar a las pequeñas empresas mientras Pennsylvania continúa mitigando la propagación de la COVID-19.“Ya sea que seamos propietarios de una pequeña empresa, trabajadores o consumidores, nuestras vidas se benefician de una comunidad empresarial próspera, pero también todos nos beneficiamos al hacer que las empresas tomen precauciones contra la transmisión de la COVID-19. El programa estatal de subvenciones de asistencia para pequeñas empresas afectadas por la COVID-19 proporciona fondos cruciales para que las empresas puedan prosperar”, dijo el Gobernador Wolf. “Me complace destacar una de las muchas pequeñas empresas que recibirán estos fondos tan necesarios, y agradezco que el Departamento de Desarrollo Comunitario y Económico y la Red de Instituciones Financieras de Desarrollo Comunitario identificaran empresas locales como Magical Days Learning Center que brindan servicios importantes a su comunidad”.Los fondos de la Asistencia a pequeñas empresas de todo el estado para aliviar la crisis por COVID-19 se desarrollaron en colaboración con los legisladores estatales y se asignaron a través del presupuesto estatal, que incluyó $2.6 mil millones de dólares en fondos de estímulo federal a través de la Ley federal de Ayuda, Alivio y Seguridad Económica por el Coronavirus (Ley CARES), de los cuales $225 millones se destinaron como medidas de alivio para pequeñas empresas.El Departamento de Desarrollo Comunitario y Económico (DCED, por sus siglas en inglés) distribuyó los fondos a las Instituciones Financieras de Desarrollo Comunitario de Pennsylvania (CDFI, por sus siglas en inglés), que administran las subvenciones a través de tres programas: $100 millones de dólares para el Programa de Revitalización de Empresas de la Calle Principal, $100 millones de dólares para el Programa de Revitalización de Empresas Históricamente Desfavorecidas y $25 millones de dólares para el Programa de Aplazamiento de Pago de Préstamos y Reserva para Pérdidas.Magical Days Learning Center recibió una subvención de $25,000 dólares a través del Programa de Revitalización de Negocios Históricamente Desfavorecidos y es parte de la primera ronda de fondos recientemente anunciados, en la que casi 5,000 empresas, la mitad ellas históricamente desfavorecidas, han recibido subvenciones.“Las pequeñas empresas de Pennsylvania son el engranaje de nuestro estado y, durante los últimos cinco meses, enfrentaron luchas e hicieron sacrificios increíbles para proteger sus comunidades”, dijo el Subsecretario Ejecutivo del DCED, Neil Weaver. “Nuestras empresas históricamente desfavorecidas y de propiedad de minorías son más vulnerables a problemas como la pandemia de COVID-19 y, a través de este programa, fuimos especialmente cuidadosos a la hora de asegurarnos de que los fondos se destinaran primero a nuestras empresas en mayor riesgo. Con el tiempo y con inversiones estratégicas como el Programa de Subvenciones de Asistencia para Pequeñas Empresas, nuestras empresas y nuestro estado se podrán recuperar”.“Hemos visto a nuestras comunidades comerciales llevarse la peor parte de la pandemia de COVID-19 y de la crisis económica que ha generado en las ciudades y los pueblos de Pennsylvania”, dijo Daniel Betancourt, Presidente de PA CDFI Network y Presidente y Director Ejecutivo de Community First Fund. “Estas subvenciones para pequeñas empresas son vitales para mantenerlas a flote. PA CDFI Network está agradecida por la alianza del Gobernador Wolf y la legislatura de Pennsylvania a medida que avanzamos rápidamente para llevar estos recursos a manos de los más perjudicados por la crisis”.Community First Fund, una de las 17 organizaciones que componen PA CDFI Network, garantizó la subvención de asistencia para pequeñas empresas afectadas por la COVID-19 para Magical Days Learning Center. Las propietarias Veronica Bunty y Adrienne Davis, que son hermanas, han dirigido el centro de aprendizaje desde 2017 y dicen que les ayudará a garantizar que el centro sea seguro para el personal y para los niños.“Mi amor por la comunidad y querer lo mejor para los niños de esta comunidad son el motivo por el que mi hermana y yo compramos la guardería”, dijo Bunty. “Creemos que si podemos tener un efecto positivo en la vida de un niño durante los años de desarrollo más importantes, las posibilidades de ese niño podrían ser infinitas. Realmente creemos que las pequeñas empresas como la nuestra y otros millones de pequeñas empresas son la columna vertebral de nuestra sociedad”.“Tradicionalmente, las pequeñas empresas, especialmente los establecimientos de propiedad de minorías y de mujeres, se han pasado por alto en lo que respecta al capital y la financiación de las empresas. Esto se puso en evidencia de manera alarmante en marzo, cuando las empresas de todo el país comenzaron a cerrar sus puertas en el punto álgido de la pandemia de COVID-19”, dijo Davis. “Nos dimos cuenta de que cuando las empresas pudieran reabrir de manera segura, necesitaríamos tener suficiente capital de trabajo para proporcionar equipos de protección personal (PPE) y un entorno de trabajo seguro para que nuestro personal y nuestros niños regresaran. Obtener fondos para hacerlo posible fue una batalla cuesta arriba para la que no estábamos preparadas, pero a través de la ayuda de Community First Fund y este programa de subvenciones, pudimos asegurar los fondos”.La próxima ronda de financiación para pequeñas empresas está abierta desde ahora hasta las 11:59 p.m. del viernes 28 de agosto. Los solicitantes elegibles que no hayan recibido los fondos en la primera ronda no necesitan volver a presentar una solicitud ya que pasarán a la siguiente ronda para ser considerados. Encuentre más información sobre el Programa de Asistencia a pequeñas empresas de todo el estado para aliviar la crisis por COVID-19 e incluso cómo solicitarlo en el sitio de Internet del DCED.View this information in English. El Gobernador Wolf anuncia nueva financiación para pequeñas empresas de York afectadas por la COVID-19 August 17, 2020center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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Three-Herb Steaks.

first_img Tweet 29 Views   no discussions Three Herb SteakA simple herb rub of parsley, basil, and oregano provides beefsteaks with added flavor but still allows the taste of the tender grilled meat to be the star. Serve grilled sweet pepper slices as a colorful accompaniment.Nutrition facts * Calories307 * Total Fat (g)19 * Saturated Fat (g)5, * Monounsaturated Fat (g)12, * Polyunsaturated Fat (g)2, * Cholesterol (mg)77, * Sodium (mg)313, * Carbohydrate (g)3, * Total Sugar (g)2, * Fiber (g)1, * Protein (g)29, * Vitamin C (DV%)138, * Calcium (DV%)2, * Iron (DV%)16, * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.Ingredients:1/2 cup snipped fresh parsley1/4 cup olive oil1/4 cup snipped fresh basil1 Tbsp snipped fresh oregano1 to 2 tsp. cracked black pepper1/2 tsp. salt2 beef top loin steaks, cut 1 1/2 inch thick2 medium red or yellow sweet peppers cut into 1/2-inch rings, seeds removed1 Tbsp. Olive oilSalt and pepper Share Share Sharecenter_img Recipe source: BHG.com Food & DiningLifestyle Three-Herb Steaks. by: – May 30, 2011 Directions:In a bowl combine parsley, 1/4 cup olive oil, basil, oregano, cracked black pepper and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Trim fat from meat. Rub half the mixture on both sides of steaks. Cover; refrigerate steaks 1 hour. Meanwhile, brush pepper rings with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Season lightly with salt and pepperFor a charcoal grill, grill steaks on the rack of an uncovered grill to desired doneness, turning once. (Allow 15 to 19 minutes for medium-rare (145 degrees F) or 18 to 23 minutes for medium (160 degrees F)). Grill pepper rings next to the steaks the last 8 to 10 minutes of grilling, or until peppers are tender, turning once. Remove steaks from grill and sprinkle with remaining herb mixture. Cover and let stand for 10 minutes.To serve slice steaks across the grain. Serve with sweet pepper rings.Makes: 6 servings Sharing is caring!last_img read more

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Kay makes it five straight Deery Series wins at Cedar County

first_imgRyan Dolan: Hooker Harness ($50) and Day Motorsports ($50). Justin Kay continued his Deery Brothers Summer Series domination at Cedar County Raceway Saturday night. Kay’s victory in the IMCA Late Model tour opener was his fifth straight series win at Tipton. (Photo by Scott Swenson) Kay won his fifth consecutive IMCA Late Model tour main event at Tipton Saturday night, earning $2,000. The victory was the career 28th for the three-time and defending series champion, now the first driver to win five consecutive Deery events at the same track.  Feature results – 1. Justin Kay, Wheatland; 2. Andy Eckrich, Oxford; 3. Jeremiah Hurst, Dubuque; 4. Tyler Bruening, Decorah; 5. Ryan Dolan, Lisbon; 6. Joe Zrostlik, Long Grove; 7. Andy Nezworski, Buffalo; 8. Matt Ryan, Davenport; 9. Curt Martin, Independence; 10. Tommy Elston, Keokuk; 11. Chad Holladay, Muscatine; 12. Tim Simpson, Iowa City; 13. Terry Neal, Ely; 14. Joel Callahan, Dubuque; 15. Luke Merfeld, Dubuque; 16. Todd Malmstrom, Silvis, Ill.; 17. Dalton Simonsen, Fairfax; 18. Lee Kinsella, Peosta; 19. Paul Nagle, Nevada; 20. Darrel DeFrance, Marshalltown; 21. Todd Van Tassel, Delmar; 22. Brian Harris, Davenport; 23. Doug Nigh, Maquoketa; 24. B.J. Jackson, Clinton. The 491st event in Deery Series history saw Kay motor from sixth starting to second, then pass pole starter Andy Eckrich on the 13th of 50 circuits. Andy Eckrich: Schoenfeld Headers ($50), Motorsports Warehouse ($50), Casey’s General Store ($50) and PEM (set of quick change gears).  Eckrich, Jeremiah Hurst, Tyler Bruening and Ryan Dolan rounded out the top five. Hard charger Joe Zrostlik started 17th and finished sixth.  TIPTON, Iowa (April 20) – Another Deery Brothers Summer Series event at Cedar County Raceway ended with another feature win for Justin Kay.  Tyler Bruening: BSB Manufacturing ($50) and Autometer ($50). Justin Kay: Wehrs Machine & Racing Products ($50), Total Power ($50) and Tom Cat Performance (throttle rod). “I figured out how to make the middle line work,” said Kay. “It was just a fun night overall. Last year we started off with three wins in a row and then didn’t get another one the rest of the season. It’s pretty cool to start this year out with a win.”  Kay had shared the previous record of four straight wins at the same track with Mark Burgtorf, who’d put that streak together at Lee County Speedway from 1998-2000.  The race stayed green the last 32 laps and while Eckrich was able to make up ground in traffic he wasn’t able to find a way around the leader.  “There’s just something about Cedar County,” Kay said of the track he started racing at and where he won the only 4-cylinder track title of his career. “I love racing there.” Heat winners Dalton Simonsen, Justin Kay, Ryan Dolan and Matt Ryan all have their entry fees paid for the April 27 Independence show. Winner of the $250 Sunoco Race Fuels feature qualifier drawing was Hurst.  Thirty-six Late Models saw action as the tour opened at Tipton for the second straight year. Rookie Dalton Simonsen was among four heat winners. Jeremiah Hurst: KSE ($100), Dynamic Drivelines ($50), Out-Pace Racing Products ($50) and Hawaiian Island Shine (two quarts of Mud-B-Gone). Next up on the Deery Series schedule are the $2,000 to win Saturday, April 27 show at Independence Motor Speedway and the $2,500 to win event Sunday, April 28 at Dubuque Speedway. Contingency Award Winners: Jeremiah Hurst won the Sunoco Race Fuels feature qualifier drawing and ran third in the main event on opening night for the Deery Brothers Summer Series. (Photo by Scott Swenson)last_img read more

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Deadline approaching for not-for-profit grant

first_imgMilan, IN—The Chester and Ruth Baylor Family Foundation is reminding area not-for-profits of the upcoming deadline for applications for the 2020 grant cycle.  All applications are due by 5 pm on Friday, January 31st. Applications cannot be accepted after the due date.  Applications must be submitted online via the Foundation’s website by clicking here. The Chester and Ruth Baylor Family Foundation is interested in funding projects that serve Milan and surrounding communities.  Preference will be given to projects that address the foundation’s 2020 funding priorities: education, beautification, meeting the needs of underserved populations, and leadership training for not-for-profit organizations.last_img read more

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Remy warns against complacency

first_imgFew look capable of preventing Chelsea winning the Premier League title at a canter but Loic Remy knows overconfidence is a “trap” they need to avoid. “For me, it is a real opportunity to win a trophy or something here,” said the France international, who was twice part of a title-winning squad with Lyon. “Every player is conscious that we can really win something this year, but the most important thing is to stay focused about the same thing and don’t think the league is already won. I think it is a trap if we think that. “We just have to try to win game after game and we know there are a lot of games coming so we have to be careful and play the same way we are playing at the minute.” Remy is loving life at Stamford Bridge thanks to Chelsea’s successful start to the campaign and the chance to learn off Diego Costa and fans’ favourite Didier Drogba. The 27-year-old striker can certainly allow himself a wry smile given how things have panned out since Liverpool pulled the plug on a move for him. A failed medical saw Remy return to QPR but a £10.5million move across west London eventually came through. “Everything happens for a reason so I am very happy to be here,” he said. “The past is the past so now I forget it and I am just concentrated on my team and, yes, winning the title with my team. Press Association “For me the past is the past. We are just looking forward.” That focus on the future includes a tilt at Champions League glory, with Chelsea able to secure a place in the last 16 on Tuesday at Schalke. “We have to finish the job because we know the situation,” Remy added. “We can still finish third or second. This game against Schalke is really important. “Now that we have done the job (by beating West Brom 2-0 on Saturday) we are all focused on the game on Tuesday, which is very important. “I think the quality of the squad says enough, though. We have enough quality to win this game. I think it is going to be tough but I think we can win this game.” It may only be November but Jose Mourinho’s side already boast a comfortable lead at the top of the table, performing so impressively that one bookmaker has already paid out on them winning it. The fact the west Londoners’ traditional rivals are faltering has made things even more comfortable, yet summer signing Remy knows they cannot afford to be complacent. last_img read more

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Syracuse hopes to continue improved communication at draw circle against Boston College in NCAA quarterfinals

first_img Published on May 16, 2014 at 7:03 pm Contact Sam: sblum@syr.edu | @SamBlum3 Out of its 21 games this season, Syracuse has been outscored in the draw circle just four times. But when the Orange played at Boston College on Feb. 26, it had to find other ways to win. Kailah Kempney struggled in the circle, as Syracuse corralled just 10-of-22 in an 11-9 win.“They just kind of out-hustled us around the circle and got to the ball first,” SU head coach Gary Gait said. “I think we’ve developed our communication a little better with our circle players and our draw players.”Now, No. 2-seed Syracuse (19-2, 6-1 Atlantic Coast) is making adjustments as Kempney and Co. prepare for a rematch against No. 6-seed Boston College (15-5, 3-4) in the NCAA tournament quarterfinals in the Carrier Dome on Saturday at 1 p.m. SU ranks second in the conference with 14.9 draws per game, just .5 ahead of the Eagles.When Syracuse has won this year, it has usually been on the backs of its star players, Alyssa Murray and Kayla Treanor. The two Tewaaraton Award finalists have combined for 41 percent of the team’s scoring. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBut much of the Orange’s success is rooted in the team’s ability to win in the draw circle, an aspect of the game that Syracuse has dominated this season.“We always say, ‘Win the draw, win the game,’” Murray said.Kempney and Kirkland Locey, who also sees significant time in the draw circle, watched tape the entire week of Syracuse’s first game against Boston College, and also other games BC has played since. Both are trying to pick up on the tendencies of Mikaela Rix, who has taken the majority of the Eagles’ draws this season. “It’s so we really are prepared with knowing so-and-so’s going to be in and she likes to do this, so we’re going to counter it by doing this,” Locey said. “We’re really just doing our homework on any possible situation and knowing how to react.”Kempney said Rix is effective at grabbing the ball straight up, as well as her ability to play up and down the field, and on the draw circle. She scored three goals against Syracuse the last time they played, and collected two draws.“For us, it’s all about going out and winning the draw and playing as a team on the draw,” Rix said. “I think that’s what kept it a close game.”Although Syracuse lacked in its communication with the wings against Rix, that’s something the Orange has improved on throughout the course of the season.Locey said Syracuse has succeeded virtually all year in the draw circle because of its play around the circle. She added that she and Kempney constantly communicate with their wings, usually Kelly Cross and Maddy Huegel, to make sure everyone is on the same page.Locey said she has secret signals with her wings that help her direct them on the field. “Nothing’s really pre-planned, just because it’s so situational,” she said. “It’s really spur-of-the-moment. Just quick communication. Head nods, whispers, stuff like that.”But even though Kempney and Locey have thrived all season as spur-of-the-moment players, their success is also a result of thorough preparation. Syracuse was able to grind out a win against Boston College in February despite struggling in the circle. With a spot in the final four on the line, the Orange hopes that it can rely on Kempney and Locey — just like it has all season — to get it there.“This is a very good team,” Gait said, “and we’re at a point now where anybody can beat anybody if you don’t show up and play your best game.“We’ll do a much better job of getting the ball to our players.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Stephen Appiah urges Hearts fans to support Kenichi

first_imgFormer Ghana Captain Stephen Appiah wants the fans of Accra Hearts of Oak to be to be modest with their expectations from the team despite an opening day victory.The Phobians began their campaign with a 1-0 win over bogey side New Edubiase after which optimism has risen in the Phobian rank.The followers of the team have lauded coach Kenichi Yatsuhashi with some even branding the Japanese American as the best thing that has happened to the club in a while.But Appiah who played Hearts in the early stages of his football career has stated it is still early days yet.“We have played just a game and the fans are singing praise on coach Kenichi but one thing we should know is that we have a long way to go,” Appiah told Joy Sports“They have lots of matches to play and perform as well but i have been hearing good things about the coach especially with his work ethics so i pray this year will be Heart of Oak’s year.” ‘But i think in all these we should measure our expectations- in as much as we are all hoping for the best we shouldn’t do things that will put pressure on the coach.Hearts play Medeama this weekend on matchday two of the Ghana Premier League at the Tarkwa T and A park.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

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Angels expect Andrelton Simmons back this month

first_img Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter Ausmus said the Angels will be closely monitoring the workload for young pitchers Griffin Canning and José Suarez, although they have no firm innings limits for either. Canning has already thrown 60-1/3 innings this season, between Triple-A and the majors, which is more than halfway to his total of 113-1/3 from last year. Suarez, who missed the start of the season with a shoulder problem, has only thrown 33-1/3 innings, compared to his career-high of 117 last year. “We are extremely aware of their innings,” Ausmus said. “No one has told me, ‘We don’t want them going over this number,’ but we’re going to be practical about it.” …Trevor Cahill played catch on Thursday after taking four days off to rest his sore back. …Ausmus said Shohei Ohtani is “getting close” to being ready to throw off a mound, perhaps within a matter of weeks. It is not expected to affect his availability as a hitter.UP NEXTAngels (LHP Andrew Heaney, 0-1, 5.40) at Rays (LHP Blake Snell, 4-5, 3.50), Friday, 4 p.m., Fox Sports West, 830 AM Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros center_img ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Andrelton Simmons seems to be headed back to the Angels’ lineup faster than expected.Manager Brad Ausmus said Thursday that he expected Simmons to be back sometime in June, which would be only five or six weeks after suffering a Grade 3 left ankle sprain.The Angels never publicly gave a timeframe for Simmons, but that type of injury normally requires eight to 12 weeks to heal. It is possible that Simmons’ injury all along was not as severe as a typical Grade 3 sprain, many of which require surgery.Simmons has been running, taking ground balls and taking batting practice. Ausmus said Simmons is expected to face some live pitching early next week, although not yet as part of a rehab assignment. Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield The Angels are likely to get Justin Upton back even sooner. Upton had 14 plate appearances in the first four games of his rehab assignment at Class-A Inland Empire. He was expected to play again on Thursday night.Ausmus said Upton could be activated when the Angels are in Toronto for a four-game series starting on Monday.After missing Shohei Ohtani for more than a month, Upton for more than two months and Simmons for more than a month, the Angels could have all three back by the end of June.“It’d be nice to get the band together,” Ausmus said. “I don’t want to say back together because they haven’t really been together. But it’d be nice to get them together. We’ve had some guys step up a little bit in the interim. Brian Goodwin has done a nice job, we had (Cesar) Puello come up and he’s done a nice job. There’s been contributors who have helped but it’d be nice to get the regular nine or eight back together.”RAMIREZ UPDATEJC Ramírez, who is rehabbing from Tommy John surgery, threw 84 pitches at Triple-A Salt Lake on Wednesday night and reported feeling good, Ausmus said. Ausmus said the Angels still haven’t decided if Ramírez will come back as a starter or reliever. Ramírez is out of options, so the longest the Angels can keep him in the minors is June 29, which is when he will have used up all 30 days of his rehab assignment.So far, Ramírez has allowed 10 earned runs in 10-2/3 innings in his three rehab games.Keynan Middleton, who is also rehabbing from Tommy John surgery, is throwing off a mound but still hasn’t faced hitters. Although he’s significantly behind Ramirez now, it will take him less time to get ready once he’s in games, because he is a reliever.ALSODavid Fletcher was a late scratch because of continued trouble with his left shoulder. Fletcher, has not started since Friday, but he came in for defense on Tuesday and he played two innings of defense and batted once on Thursday night. He said he’s hoping to be able to start on Friday. …Related Articleslast_img read more

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