Oh Ji-hwan, right, celebrates with Robel Garcia after hitting a solo home run in a game against the Kiwoom Heroes at Jamsil Baseball Stadium in southern Seoul on Sunday. [YONHAP] After a month of no movement at the top of the KBO, last week brought some drama as the LG Twins rode two strong outings up up to second place, pushing the struggling Kiwoom Heroes down to third with just two wins in the last 10 games. The Twins started their week off with a two-game win over the Lotte Giants, losing the opening game 4-3 but coming back to take the series with a 4-1 win on Wednesday and a 12-2 in the rubber match on Thursday. That win briefly allowed the Twins to overtake the Heroes, but it was the weekend series, when the second- and third-place teams faced off at Jamsil Baseball Stadium in southern Seoul, that cemented LG's lead. In a repeat of the midweek performance, the Twins dropped the opening game to the Heroes 8-7, dropping back down to third place. That loss was quickly … [Read more...] about LG Twins climb up to second as Kiwoom Heroes’ slide continues
The Doosan Bears celebrate after beating the Kia Tigers 5-3 at Gwangju-Kia Champions Field in Gwangju on Friday. [YONHAP] The Doosan Bears are often touted as the KBO’s quintessential fall baseball team, coming alive as the season nears its end and the mercury starts to drop with a late rush up the table and a race for a postseason spot. This year that late-season surge seemed unlikely. The Bears, plagued by years of free agent losses, are left this season with a handful of aging veterans alongside a youthful lineup of up-and-comers that are largely untested playing 144-game seasons. When the season started back in April, it seemed likely that this would be the year that Doosan, a perennial postseason contender for more than a decade, would take a tumble. The club has lost so many top players to free agency in the last five years — most recently Park Kun-woo last winter — that it seemed highly unlikely that manager Kim Tae-hyoung had anybody left in the wings waiting to be … [Read more...] about Are the fall ball Bears edging toward another ‘Miracle Doosan’ moment?
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Burgeoning producer RamonPang stuns with his third studio album, Third Places , released August 4 through Tabula Rasa Record, as he takes listeners on a journey through ambient music, IDM and trap with Filipino flavor. The Filipino-American producer, who is based in Los Angeles, is known for his introspective sound that also translates into dance floor heaters. In addition, the tastemaker handles the creative vision for the whole project, including the album art. This can be seen in the artwork for the LP’s debut single, “ Hold Me Under ,” as well as the entire album as he was inspired by metalheart, which is a Y2K aesthetic with abstract shapes and blurry fonts—contemporarily re-popularized by Virtual Self. The artwork is more minimal than past projects as he aims to bring a cooled, stripped-down nature to the track. Here, RamonPang shares with Forbes the inspiration behind Third Places , which artists … [Read more...] about RamonPang Talks ‘Third Places’ And Blending IDM And Trap Music
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Prey is the biggest debut of any film or series on hulu, and with good reason. This Predator series prequel, which arrives during the 35th anniversary of the original film’s theatrical release in 1987, has critics and viewers raving about its fascinating new spin on what many thought was an exhausted franchise. Which makes this a perfect time to count down and rank every Predator movie from worst to best. The rules are straightforward, since there are seven movies featuring Predators, with five from the primary franchise and two crossovers with the Alien franchise. So I am counting them all down, in order from worst to best. I dislike speaking ill of movies, since if I didn’t enjoy it then I certainly don’t feel like wasting more time thinking about it. And I just generally see no point in tearing down work that other people put time and artistic effort into, because however bad a film is, there was at least one … [Read more...] about Ranking Every ‘Predator’ Movie From Worst To Best
Garbage: It's a foul business. Tom Szaky , the founder and CEO of TerraCycle, knows that's the popular opinion. He's been asking business students at New York University annually how many of them would like to get into waste management. Not a single one has raised a hand for more than a decade. Szaky understands the resistance. His chosen sector is known not just for being filthy, but also for having upside-down economics, entrenched large players, and high operational costs leading to industry rigidity. But none of those challenges has stopped Szaky from innovating in the field, or from maintaining profits--which is why he's been called the Elon Musk of waste . Over the past two decades, Szaky, 40, has grown TerraCycle from a scrappy fertilizer-in-recycled-packaging business in his New Jersey dorm room to a 550-employee, 20-country trash-management and recycling company, purveyor of recycled content, and foundation for funding waterway cleanup. Now he is building his … [Read more...] about How TerraCycle Went From Selling Worm Poop to Reforming Recycling Around the World
Marisela Maddox, a parent of students Atlas and Hero Smookler, works as a substitute teacher at the Austin Jewish Academy as the spread of the Omicron variant leads to teacher shortages amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Austin, Texas, U.S., January 20, 2022. REUTERS/Callaghan O’Hare The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will no longer recommend quarantines or test-to-stay programs at schools or daycare centers for people exposed to COVID-19, the agency said in updated guidelines on Thursday. The agency also said it was no longer recommending unvaccinated people quarantine after exposure as around 95% of the U.S. population has either been vaccinated, had COVID-19 already, or both. “This guidance acknowledges that the pandemic is not over, but also helps us move to a point where COVID-19 no longer severely disrupts our daily lives,” CDC scientist v said in a statement. The CDC said it had updated its recommendations that people exposed to … [Read more...] about US CDC no longer recommends students quarantine for COVID-19 exposure
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin WWE officials reportedly feel they are “closer than ever” to signing Bray Wyatt per a report from Fightful Select (h/t Wrestlingnews.co ). WWE talent is also reportedly pushing for a Bray Wyatt return. Wyatt has remained mostly quiet since being shockingly released from his WWE contract in July of last year. With Tony Khan and AEW signing high-profile former WWE talent, to mixed results, Khan admitted to being interested speaking with the former WWE and Universal champion. “I really like Windham (Rotunda). I know him a little bit and I really enjoy him," Khan said. "The last time I saw him was at Chris Jericho's birthday party and that was a long time ago. I like him as a person very much and he's a really talented person. At the right time and place, sure I'd be interested to talk to him. I'm interested to talk to him in general because he's a great person." Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer … [Read more...] about Bray Wyatt Return Reportedly Believed To Be Likely Among WWE Officials