Government set to confirm six week Level Five Lockdown

first_img Pinterest Google+ Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Twitter Government set to confirm six week Level Five Lockdown WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ Facebook Homepage BannerNews Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twittercenter_img Pinterest Facebook Previous articleEvening News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday October 19thNext article39 new Covid cases in Donegal as national total hits 50,000 News Highland It’s believed the government is preparing to move to the entire country to Level Five Covid 19 restrictions for six weeks.There had been suggestions that a more time limited hybrid of levels Four and Five would be announced, but latest speculation around Government buildings suggests the government will accept NPHET’s advice.Party leaders are understood to have approved the escalation of measures and are now consulting with their party colleagues.After senior Ministers met health officials earlier this afternoon a shift in approach was decided on.Instead of what had been talked about the recommendation gone to Ministers is to put the country to level five restrictions for six weeks.That means the second lockdown would last until the start of December.It’s expected the measures will take effect tomorrow midnight or Wednesday.Level five would mean travel being limited to within 5 kilometres of your home.It’s expected schools will be allowed to stay open.Elite sport will be allowed to be played even under level five.A ban on evictions will be part of the new measures while a system of fines for breaches is being finalised.The idea of social bubbles is also still on the table to allow lonely or vulnerable people to be cared for.All non-essential retail will close and pubs and restaurants will move to takeaway only.The measures have yet to be signed off on by the cabinet which is meeting at the moment, but it looks like a long lockdown will be announced tonight. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme By News Highland – October 19, 2020 Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA last_img read more

Angels denied sweep of Royals with another loss to a lefty

first_imgPreviousKansas City Royals starting pitcher Danny Duffy throws to the plate during the second inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels, Sunday, May 19, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Kansas City Royals left fielder Alex Gordon can’t reach a ball hit for an RBI double by Los Angeles Angels’ Kevan Smith during the fourth inning of a baseball game Sunday, May 19, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Angels’ Kole Calhoun, left, is congratulated by Mike Trout after scoring on a double by Kevan Smith during the fourth inning of a baseball game Sunday, May 19, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout gestures toward his dugout after hitting a double during the first inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals Sunday, May 19, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Tyler Skaggs throws to the plate during the first inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals Sunday, May 19, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Kansas City Royals’ Adalberto Mondesi laughs as he stands on first after hitting a single during the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels Sunday, May 19, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Kansas City Royals short stop Adalberto Mondesi makes a catch on a ball hit by Los Angeles Angels’ Tommy La Stella during the second inning of a baseball game Sunday, May 19, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Angels second baseman Tommy La Stella makes a catch on a ball hit by Kansas City Royals’ Jorge Soler during the second inning of a baseball game Sunday, May 19, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Kansas City Royals second baseman Nicky Lopez bobbles a ball hit for a single by Los Angeles Angels’ Tommy La Stella during the fourth inning of a baseball game Sunday, May 19, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Kansas City Royals’ Adalberto Mondesi is congratulated by teammates after scoring on a double by Kansas City Royals’ Hunter Dozier during the third inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels Sunday, May 19, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Danny Duffy throws to the plate during the second inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels, Sunday, May 19, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)NextShow Caption1 of 10Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Danny Duffy throws to the plate during the second inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels, Sunday, May 19, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)ExpandANAHEIM — If the Angels are going to have the kind of extended hot streak to get their season turned around, they are going to need to figure out a way to beat some left-handed pitchers.They came up empty against Danny Duffy in a 5-1 loss to the Kansas City Royals on Sunday afternoon at Angel Stadium.The Angels are now 5-12 against left-handed starters this season, compared with 17-12 against right-handers. They are hitting .210, the worst in the majors, and their .648 OPS is 25th in the majors. Against righties, their .276 average is tied for the best in the majors, and their .813 OPS is fourth.Last weekend in Baltimore, the Angels were going for the sweep before they lost to left-hander John Means on Sunday. This weekend they were again going for the sweep, but lost to Duffy. “Today was probably the best I’ve seen him throw personally,” Calhoun said. “I don’t know if its coincidence or we’ve run into some tough lefties, but I think as the season progresses that will head in our favor a little more.”In six innings against Duffy, they managed one run on five hits. In the eighth inning, after Albert Pujols had led off with a single against right-hander Scott Barlow, the Royals brought in lefty Jake Diekman. He struck out Calhoun, Kevan Smith and Tommy La Stella.Related Articles Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Asked if he has any explanation of their struggles against lefties, Manager Brad Ausmus said: “Not that we’ve found yet. But we’ll keep searching. It’s really tough to explain, to be honest with you.”Andrelton Simmons also had no clue.“I don’t know,” he said. “Not really. Maybe the lefties just decide to have their best games against us on those days. No real theory.”It’s particularly strange because Mike Trout, Albert Pujols and Simmons are all right-handed hitters, so they ought to be better against lefties.Kole Calhoun, a left-handed hitter, said he figured what happened on Sunday was more about Duffy being good in this particular game. Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone center_img Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The Angels also started a lefty, Tyler Skaggs, but he did not fare as well.Skaggs was charged with four runs, three earned, in 5-2/3 innings. He started off strong, retiring seven of the first nine hitters, but the second time through the order bit him.The Royals tagged Skaggs for three runs in the third inning, one scoring because right fielder Calhoun let a single get past him, allowing the runners to take an extra base. Calhoun said he was in-between on whether he should dive it or play it on a hop, so he instead tried to deke the runners by acting as if he’d catch it, then the ball hopped past him.“Looking back I wish I wouldn’t have deked and went for that one,” Calhoun said, “but hindsight is 20-20. If I don’t get to that all and it goes past me, then I say ‘Man, I shouldn’t have dove for that.’ I tried to make the smart play and keep the double play in order. Sometimes it just doesn’t work out. The ball skipped away and led to a big inning for them.”After that, Skaggs pitched a couple perfect innings before the Royals got to him for one more run in the sixth, the result of a leadoff walk.“I thought I threw the ball the pretty well,” Skaggs said. “I think there was honestly one hard-hit ball, the double. I kind of left it middle. Other than that, I thought I threw the ball really well. I threw a lot of strikes today. The last walk really pissed me off but other than that, I was really close to getting out of it, so it’s frustrating.” Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield last_img read more