Diamondbacks get 18 hits in 12-8 win over Rockies

first_img WATCH US LIVE Kole Calhoun homered and had a two-run double to lead Arizona’s 18-hit outburst, and the Diamondbacks beat the Colorado Rockies 12-8 on Monday night.David Peralta and Ketel Marte got four hits each for Arizona, which finished with 13 singles.Alex Young (1-0) worked two innings of relief for the win. Archie Bradley entered in the ninth with the bases loaded and allowed just one run, earning his fourth save.The teams combined for 15 runs and 21 hits through five innings at Coors Field, chasing both starters before the end of the fourth.“This is a great place to hit. I think that’s not a secret. It feels like it’s going to be a slugfest no matter what,” said Calhoun, who hit his home run to the opposite field. “It’s nice to see everybody keep swinging it and keep putting up crooked numbers.”Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon continued his torrid start with four singles to extend his hitting streak to 14 games. He has 10 multi-hit games in that stretch, including the last five to raise his batting average to .484, tops in the majors.“It’s so early into this thing, you can’t weigh things unless you’re Charlie Blackmon, who’s got 30 hits when some guys don’t have 30 at-bats,” Calhoun said.Blackmon has 12 hits in his last 15 at-bats.“He’s just unbelievable. He’s probably the best hitter I’ve ever played with,” said teammate Nolan Arenado, who also had four hits. “These guys are tough lefties and for Charlie to have the at-bats that he has, it’s fun to watch. The zone you dream of is what he’s in right now. I’m trying to learn something from him.”Trevor Story and Chris Owings homered for Colorado.Calhoun set the tone with a leadoff homer against Jon Gray (0-2) and added a two-run double in a three-run seventh that gave Arizona a four-run lead. The Diamondbacks had three innings in which they scored three runs, and they never trailed.Colorado stayed close by answering every rally until the seventh. The Rockies scored a run in the first, two in the third and three in the fourth to chase starter Robbie Ray, who lasted just 3 2/3 innings.“You can’t take anything for granted with this ballpark,” Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said. “With the way the ball jets out of here, you’ve got to be extremely careful how you manage the lineup and I thought our bullpen did a tremendous job.”Owings’ second home run of the season — against his former team — cut the lead to 8-7 in the fifth. Marte’s single in the ninth gave Arizona a five-run cushion.TRAINER’S ROOMDiamondbacks: Placed LHP Madison Bumgarner on the 10-day injured list with a mid-back strain. Bumgarner left Sunday’s game at San Diego after two innings due to back spasms.Rockies: RHP Wade Davis (right shoulder strain) still hasn’t started throwing, manager Bud Black said. Davis has been on the 10-day IL since Aug. 1. Black said Davis and RHP Chi Chi Gonzalez (right biceps tendinitis) are continuing to get treatment.LIKE OLD TIMESColorado’s starting staff was a strength when the team went to the postseason in 2018. Last year things went sideways, especially for lefty Kyle Freeland, who endured a 3-11 campaign after finishing fourth in NL Cy Young Award voting the year before.The starters are back to being a strength for the Rockies, but it’s not a surprise to Black.“Last year was tough for starters and relievers,” Black said. “Their personal expectation was they would bounce back, and that was my expectation. I’ve seen them pitch well and make adjustments.”UP NEXTThe Diamondbacks send RHP Zac Gallen (0-0, 2.81 ERA) to the mound against Freeland (2-0, 2.41) in the middle game of the series Tuesday night. First Published: 11th August, 2020 12:26 IST LIVE TV SUBSCRIBE TO US COMMENTcenter_img Last Updated: 11th August, 2020 12:26 IST Diamondbacks Get 18 Hits In 12-8 Win Over Rockies Kole Calhoun homered and had a two-run double to lead Arizona’s 18-hit outburst, and the Diamondbacks beat the Colorado Rockies 12-8 on Monday night. Associated Press Television News Written By FOLLOW USlast_img read more

MGA and FIAU combat money laundering with Memorandum of Understanding

first_img StumbleUpon Kansspelautoriteit enters into MoU with Malta Gaming Authority August 28, 2020 MGA report reveals 14 licences cancelled in 2019 June 23, 2020 Share The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has confirmed that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (FIAU).The MoU will specifically focus on improving the sharing of information on the areas related to the supervision of Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Combating the Financing of Terrorism (CFT), provided for by the Prevention of Money Laundering Act.Malta’s FIAU acts as the central agency responsible for the collection, collation, processing, analysis and dissemination of information in combating money laundering and related criminal activities.The MGA’s Chief Executive Officer, Heathcliff Farrugia, said: “Our relationship with the FIAU has gone from strength to strength, particularly since the introduction of EU’s 4th Anti-Money Laundering Directive. Due to the nature of our roles, we are in regular contact, also conducting joint supervision on MGA-licensed entities.“This MOU will thus continue to strengthen this collaboration, underpinning our resolve to ensure Malta’s gaming sector is kept free from crime, preventing money laundering and combating the funding of terrorism.”The provisions of the MoU will allow both parties to cooperate on training initiatives, as well as the training of persons and entities licensed by the MGA, and assessing the competency on AML/CFT of individuals holding key positions with licensed entities, particularly those appointed as Money Laundering Reporting Officer (MLRO).Kenneth Farrugia, Director of the FIAU, added: “The MGA is a strategic partner of the FIAU in ensuring that the highest levels of AML/CFT compliance are applied across the gaming sector.“The MOU will therefore further strengthen the long-standing excellent relationship and the level of collaboration between the two authorities and demonstrates our commitment and determination in increasing Malta’s effectiveness in combatting money laundering and terrorism financing.” Submit Related Articles Betby receives green light from MGA August 10, 2020 Sharelast_img read more

U.S. Charity Honors Liberian Journalist

first_imgThe Tree of Life Ministries International (TOLMI) in the United States of America has presented a certificate of honor to Alfred Gezaye, a practicing Liberian journalist for his “voluntary contribution” to that institution and the people of Liberia.A dispatch from TOLMI said, as a volunteer, Journalist Gezaye conducts project management, logistic and business on behalf of TOLMI’s activities in Liberia.The founder and executive director of TOLMI, Dr. LaTonya McRae, said the committed and efficient involvement of Journalist Gezaye has been second to none.The certificate noted that the TOLMI and its Board of Directors are continuously praying for the health, safety, strength and success of Mr. Gezaye and his family.TOLMI is a non-profit charitable organization founded in 2004 to engage in conducting retreats, missions and ministry events and projects.TOLMI’s goal is to produce, promote and maintain the spiritual, physical and emotional wellbeing of humankind.Alfred Gezaye has for the past 11 years worked as a Broadcast and print journalist in Liberia and holds certificates in both print and broadcast journalism from the Jeri School of Journalism in Monrovia.The honoree is presently majoring in Political Science with Mass Communications as his minor at the University of Liberia.He had earlier received other certificates in the field of general construction, education, photography, theology, and Secretarial Science from Liberia and the Ivory Coast.Gezaye previously worked for the Catholic-run Radio Veritas and served as correspondent for the Africa International Christian Mission based in Boynton Beach, Florida, the USA.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more