First Lady Frances Wolf Discusses Importance of Early Learning at “One Book, Every Child” Event

first_imgFirst Lady Frances Wolf Discusses Importance of Early Learning at “One Book, Every Child” Event Education,  First Lady Frances Wolf,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – In celebration of the National Association for the Education of Young Children’s “Month of the Young Child,” First Lady Frances Wolf today participated in the 11th annual “One Book, Every Child” initiative at Pollock Childcare Center in Harrisburg. The statewide program supports reading and the importance of early literacy. This year’s book is Kite Day by Will Hillenbrand. As part of the program, state officials have read Kite Day all month in preschools and libraries throughout the commonwealth.“The Wolf Administration believes that every child should have access to high quality early learning services,” said First Lady Frances Wolf. “This month, we took the opportunity to honor the dedicated families, early childhood professionals, and leaders that help young children reach their potential every day through quality early care and education.”“Early literacy is a crucial aspect of a young child’s cognitive development,” said DHS Secretary Ted Dallas. “DHS believes that children are the most critical component to the future of Pennsylvania. April is a month to focus on the challenges these children face, and how doing something as simple as reading to them can impact their future for the better.”There are more than 300,000 children in evidence-based home visiting, regulated child care, Keystone STARS, Head Start, Early Intervention, and Pre-K Counts programs in Pennsylvania. Approximately 120,500 children receive Child Care Works child care assistance on a monthly basis.“The experiences a young child has in their first five years of life impacts their learning and success into adulthood,” said Secretary Dallas. “We appreciate the hard work and dedication of family members, professionals, and community leaders in the commonwealth that make quality early education a priority for Pennsylvania.”In his 2016-17 budget, Governor Wolf has proposed a $10 million increase for evidence-based home visiting services, $12 million increase to serve more than 2,200 additional children from the Child Care Works waiting list, and a $60 million increase in high-quality pre-kindergarten services like Head Start and Pre-K Counts.“Month of the Young Child” celebrations have occurred throughout the commonwealth. For a listing, visit Pennsylvania’s Promise for Children at www.papromiseforchildren.com.For more information on early childhood education services available, visit www.dhs.pa.gov.PROCLAMATIONMonth of the Young ChildApril 2016WHEREAS, children’s opportunities are our responsibilities, and all of our communities benefit when young children have access to quality early learning experiences in safe environments —at home, at child care, and at school— that promote their healthy growth and development to prepare them for success in school and in life; andWHEREAS, several decades of research clearly demonstrate that quality, developmentally appropriate early childhood programs produce short- and long-term positive effects on children’s growth and development; andWHEREAS, Pennsylvania strives for continuous quality improvements in coordinating an integrated system of quality early learning programs and services guided by comprehensive approaches that directly involve and engage families and communities.WHEREAS, all young children and their families throughout Pennsylvania deserve access to a quality early childhood education that includes a developmentally appropriate curriculum, knowledgeable and well-trained program staff and educators, comprehensive services that support their health, nutrition, and social well-being, in a safe environment that respects and supports diversity.THEREFORE, I, Tom Wolf, Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, do hereby proclaim April 2016 as MONTH OF THE YOUNG CHILD in Pennsylvania. I encourage all citizens to applaud the efforts of early learning professionals, teachers, and caregivers that provide quality services to ensure the well-being of young children and their families in order to help build a brighter and stronger future for everyone.GIVEN under my hand and the Seal of the Governor, at the City of Harrisburg, on this six day of March in the Year of our Lord two thousand and sixteen, and of the Commonwealth, the two hundred and fortieth.TOM WOLFGovernor # # #Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf April 28, 2016 SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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Italy’s Fonchim awards €260m to Credit Suisse AM

first_imgFonchim, the €6.8bn pension fund for  the Italian chemical sector, has awarded €260m to Credit Suisse Asset Management, to be managed through a balanced passive strategy in the fund’s growth segment.The mandate will be managed by Credit Suisse AM’s Milan balanced solutions team, which specialises in multi-asset strategies, the fund said.The appointment follows the fund’s move last summer to retender assets worth €1.75bn.The manager has previously managed assets for Italy’s second largest pension fund.  Separately, the Ente Nazionale di Previdenza e Assistenza per i Consulenti del Lavoro (ENPACL), the Italian pension fund for labour consultants, has tendered a mandate for investment consulting services.The scheme is looking to appoint a firm that will provide integrated analysis between assets and liabilities for the specification of a strategic allocation, and the identification of an optimal tactical allocation.The appointed consultant is also expected to offer support monitoring results, and risks and sustainability of investments, for a period of three years.Any requests for clarification must be made exclusively in writing and must be received by 27 February 2020, 12pm CET, through ENPACL’s platform. The deadline to participate is 6 March.last_img read more

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Gold Coast beach house fetches $4.4 million in off-market sale

first_imgThe property at 101 Jefferson Lane, Palm Beach (centre) sold in an off-market sale for more than $4 million.A QUICK surf marked the end of life on the beachfront for a couple who made a snap decision to sell their Palm Beach home in a multimillion-dollar deal.The Jefferson Lane property wasn’t on the market but the owners agreed to sell it after two real estate agents approached them with an offer too good to refuse.Kollosche agent Rob Lamb and agency director Michael Kollosche contacted the owners on behalf of an interested buyer.After weeks of calling and door knocking residents in the area to see if they were interested in selling, they hit the jackpot.“(The owners) said, ‘funnily enough we are actually thinking about selling, why not?’,” Mr Lamb said.“We’d arrived at a figure which was incentive enough to sell right there and then.”A few days later, the owners left for a surf while the buyers inspected the property for a second time.The $4.4 million deal was penned less than two hours later.“As it turns out, the home was perfect for those clients,” Mr Lamb said.“It literally happened between 9am, when the inspection happened, and 10.30am, and that was the day of the election as well.”He said the Brisbane-based buyers already owned an acreage property and would divide their time between the two.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p360p360p216p216pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenWhy location is everything in real estate01:59MORE NEWS: Gold Coast one of the most expensive places to rentMORE NEWS: Inside the ultimate beach house“This property for them will be like a second home,” Mr Lamb said.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa11 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago“It gives them the best of both worlds.“For the sellers, they didn’t have to go through the expenses and inconvenience of taking their property to the market so it was a win-win.”He said the sellers had their eye on another home in Palm Beach.Property records show the three-storey house has been owned by the same family for more than two decades.It is on a 570sq m block just south of the Palm Beach Surf Club and has four bedrooms, five bathrooms, a granite kitchen as well as a pool and heated spa.Mr Lamb said off-market sales were quite common, but for it to happen on election day was surprising given the sluggish market conditions in the lead up.He said activity had already picked up since then.“We had one of our strongest months through May,” he said.With the Reserve Bank of Australia cutting interest rates to an all-time low of 1.25 per cent and lending policies improving, Mr Lamb anticipated stronger market conditions moving forward.He said if anyone was considering buying property, now was the time to do it before the market was flooded with house hunters.“There will be more buyers in the market place and they’d be competing for the same properties, and that has a tendency to push prices up,” he said.last_img read more

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Terminally ill prisoner hopes to ‘pave the way’ for others, brother says

first_imgStuff co.nz 3 November 2016A boxer fighting for his terminally ill sister to be released from prison says the family hopes to “pave the way” for others in similar situations.Vicky Letele, 35, was sentenced in March to three years and two months imprisonment on 10 counts of mortgage fraud.She is battling metastatic cancer and has been given about five months to live, but will not be eligible for parole until April 2017.The Parole Board has declined an application for release on compassionate grounds, saying that would not be appropriate until Letele was ill enough to require hospice care.“The circumstances may alter and further application for compassionate release may be made at that time.”Family First national director Bob McCoskrie has voiced his support for the family, saying that Vicki Letele should be able to spend her final weeks or months at home.“So-called ‘adequate care’ in prison does not equate to time spent with children and family and friends in those final days and weeks,” he said.“This would not set a precedent to be abused because these are exceptional circumstances.“We should always have the greatest compassion for those facing death and offer them the very best support and care we can – irrespective of their current status and of their past.”READ MORE: http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/86033799/Terminally-ill-prisoner-hopes-to-pave-the-way-for-others-brother-says?cid=app-iPhonelast_img read more

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6 nabbed in Iloilo for defying liquor ban

first_imgILOILO – Six persons were arrested on May 27 in the municipalities of Tubungan, Santa Barbara and Barotac Viejo for violating the liquor ban when this province was still under general community quarantine. Beginning today, however, the province is shifting to modified community quarantine. The liquor ban would be lifted but buying liquor would be regulated. Broniola and Marpa were intercepted at the checkpoint in Barangay San Sebastian. All the six suspects were taken to the lockup cells of the police stations of the towns where they were apprehended. They would be charged with violation of Article 151 of the Revised Penal Code (disobedience) and Republic Act 11332 in relation to Executive Order No. 118 of Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr. ordering the liquor ban. According to Santa Barbara police chief Major Raymond Celoso, the suspects did not stop when cops flagged them down at a checkpoint in Barangay Cabugao Norte, thus they were chased. At around 3:30 p.m. in Barangay San Sebastian, Santa Barbara, policemen apprehended 32-year-old Wilsan Broniola and 25-year-old Michael Marpa both of Barangay Ungka 1, Pavia town. They were transporting 20 boxes of liquor in a pickup. Iloilo police director Colonel Paul Kenneth Lucas urged the public to respect the liquor ban. Police checkpoints were being intensified to enforce the prohibition, he added. At around 5 p.m. two more persons were arrested, this time in Barangay Natividad, Barotac Viejo. Pick-up riding Erwin Crabajosa and Dante Carugda both of Barangay Merced, Banate town yielded 20 boxes of liquor. In Tubungan, two men yielded 20 boxes of liquor in Barangay Teniente Benito at around 3 p.m. on Wednesday last week. They were Roger Mirasol, 49, and Ronel Ilisin, 28, both of Zone 1, Barangay Calumpang, Molo, Iloilo City. Policemen stopped the men’s tricycle for inspection and discovered what the boxes really contained. “Ang mga pulis natin nakabantay 24/7 sa mga daan to make sure walang alak na makapuslit,” said Lucas./PNlast_img read more

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Over 100-K Antique students enrolled

first_imgThere are 6,885 kinder pupils enrolled in both public and private schools in this province, lower compared with last school year’s 11,554 pupils. “There are also 246 learners with disabilities who have enrolled,” she said. DepEd-Antique superintendent Dr. Felisa Beriong said more learners have registered in the ongoing modified enrollment of the agency through the assistance of local government units and media in the information dissemination.“We hope that other students would also be able to enroll now,” she added. SAN JOSE, Antique – A total of 102,752 learners have enrolled in different schools in this province as of July 3, the Department of Education (DepEd) announced. Department of Education (DepEd) in Antique superintendent Dr. Felisa Beriong says a total of 102,752 learners in this province have enrolled as of July 3. DepEd has extended the modified regular enrollment until July 15. PNA Last July 1, Gov. Rhodora Cadiao said children should not miss school this year. She is happy that DepEd has extended the enrollment period. (With a report from PNA/PN)center_img “There are also 50,923 Grade I pupils who are now enrolled,” Beriong said. Last school year, 78,319 learners attended Grade I. For the Junior High School, 31,394 students have enrolled as compared to last year’s 52,291. For Senior High School, there are 13,304 enrolled learners as compared to the 19,370 in the previous school year. For students who have yet to register, the DepEd has extended the enrollment until July 15. “I still don’t know if DepEd will still continue the enrollment after July 15,” Beriong stressed, adding that it is important for students to beat the modified regular enrollment deadline.last_img read more

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Syracuse football recruiting: 2016 athlete Devin Butler becomes 7th player to choose SU in past 24 hours

first_imgAdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse’s 2016 class includes athletes Moe Neal and Sean Riley, both of whom could play wide receiver or running back. Wide receiver Sadiq Palmer’s offer was pulled by the new coaching staff.Butler was previously committed to Maryland, but decommitted following the Terrapins’ coaching change. UMD recruited him as a defensive back. Butler also had an offer from Temple.Offensive tackle Michael Clark, who pledged to Syracuse on Saturday, was also previously committed to Maryland. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on January 24, 2016 at 11:33 am Contact Paul: pmschwed@syr.edu | @pschweds Class of 2016 athlete Devin Butler verbally committed to Syracuse, he announced in a tweet Sunday morning. He is the 21st member of the Orange’s 2016 recruiting class with a week and a half until National Signing Day on Feb. 3. In the past 24 hours, the Orange has picked up seven verbal commitments.Butler is being recruited as a wide receiver and also wants to run track at SU, according to Stephen Bailey of Syracuse.com. The 6-foot-3, 195-pound Frederick Douglass (Maryland) High School product is ranked with three stars, per Scout.com. He’s also ranked as the 99th best athlete in the 2016 class, per 247Sports.com’s composite rankings. Related Stories Syracuse football recruiting: 2016 athlete Sean Riley flips from Arizona to SyracuseSyracuse football recruiting: 3-star Michael Clark becomes 4th offensive lineman in 2016 classSyracuse football recruiting: Moe Neal discusses decision and Floyd Little’s influenceSyracuse football recruiting: Safety/OLB Rashad Smith flips commitment from Florida Atlantic to SUSyracuse football recruiting: Jaquwan Nelson becomes 3rd defensive end in 2016 classlast_img read more

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Orange ‘let one slip’ in 2-1 regular season finale loss to 10-man Boston College

first_imgA win would have clinched a home first-round game in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament. A draw might have done it too. Syracuse entered Friday night’s scenarios knowing exactly what result would get it to play at SU Soccer Stadium next week, instead of a road trip, where the Orange have one win in four tries. “You work hard to put yourself in a position where you control your own destiny,” SU head coach Ian McIntyre said.When Ryan Raposo finished off a 20-yard free kick into the top corner to put Syracuse up 1-0, and Boston College’s Joe Kellett received a red card inside the first half, the Orange seemingly had the game in control. Syracuse (7-5-4, 2-4-2 ACC) unraveled, though, conceding two goals as Nyal Higgins picked up a red card himself in a 2-1 loss to BC (8-4-3, 2-4-2). After multiple other simultaneous upsets in the conference’s final night of regular season play, Syracuse is left looking at the standings, wondering what could have been. With a win, it’d have finished No. 5 in the nation’s best conference. Instead, Syracuse is No. 10 out of 12. It will play at No. 7 North Carolina on Tuesday at 4 p.m.. The two teams met once before, in Chapel Hill, and the Orange came back from 3-1 down to win 4-3.“Tonight we didn’t take full advantage of that opportunity,” McIntyre said of having the chance to host. “We’re one up and a man up, we’re in control of the game.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textRaposo’s free kick was the culmination of a dominant first half for the Orange. SU outshot BC 10-4 in the opening frame, including four shots in the opening 11 minutes as the Orange’s pressure kept the Eagles scrambling.Playing without Massimo Ferrin, who left the game with an injury six minutes in after starting, Raposo and Hilli Goldhar shared corner-taking duties, and the Orange failed to convert any of their chances. McIntyre said postgame that Ferrin’s injury will be evaluated on Sunday, and his status for the opening round is uncertain. Once Kellett was shown a straight red card, the Orange had a clear edge. An extra goal. An extra man. Yet less than a minute after Kellett was sent off, the Eagles scored a counterattack goal to level the match.“We got caught on a counterattack and some poor defending cost us,” McIntyre said.Amos Shapiro-Thompson’s goal in the 42 minute, three before halftime, turned the match. Syracuse generated just two shots in the opening 25 minutes of the second frame. Higgins picked up a yellow card in the 49th minute, which proved costly when his second yellow card got him sent off. Higgins will miss the first match of the ACC tournament due to suspension, leaving the Orange with a spot to fill in its usual back three of Sondre Norheim, Dylan McDonald and Higgins. “I thought it was a tough second yellow,” McIntyre said. “We talked about at halftime that if a player gets sent off,  the referees can do a bit of evening up, so you’ve got to be very careful.The Orange had squandered their man advantage, and with the match level at 10 players and more space on the pitch, Boston College outshot SU 7-2, including the winning goal in the 78th minute by Michael Suski.A goal that cost the Orange home field on Tuesday, and could have lasting implications for NCAA tournament seeding. The Orange entered Newton, Massachusetts knowing what three points meant.But the Orange head back to Syracuse with zero. And they’ll have at least one more ACC road trip early next week because of it. “I don’t think we responded well second half,” McIntyre said. “We responded poorly to them going 2-1 up with 15 minutes to go. We’ve let one slip today.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 1, 2019 at 10:34 pm Contact Anthony: amdabbun@syr.edulast_img read more

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Man U inch closer to regaining their Premier League title despite being held by West Ham

first_imgManchester United inched closer to regaining their Premier League title despite being held to a draw by West Ham United at Upton Park.Robin van Persie’s controversial equaliser 20 minutes from time rescued a point for United as they struggled for long spells to discover the form that has led them to the brink of a 20th top-flight crown.Ricardo Vaz Te gave West Ham – still looking to make survival mathematically certain – an early lead but Shinji Kagawa’s superb run produced a leveller for Antonio Valencia before half-time.Mohamed Diame’s stunning strike then restored West Ham’s lead before Van Persie turned in United’s second in the 77th minute after Kagawa’s deflected shot rebounded off both posts – although replays showed the Dutchman was in an offside position.United’s lead now stands at 13 points after second-placed Manchester City beat relegation-threatened Wigan but this was a performance that smacked more of a stroll towards the finishing line than a triumphant dash.The fact that the title is now a formality has perhaps taken some of the edge off Sir Alex Ferguson’s side but it is only matter of time before they will be champions again. The extent of United’s struggles, at least until a trademark period of late pressure, was summed up by Wayne Rooney, who was desperately poor and could have no complaints when he was substituted with 20 minutes left.Andy Carroll’s failure to establish himself at Liverpool and subsequent injury problems at West Ham have curtailed his England career – but his lively display will have impressed watching England manager Roy Hodgson.He played a crucial role as West Ham took the lead after 16 minutes. Matt Jarvis escaped from Rio Ferdinand far too easily to find Carroll at the far post and he nodded back for Vaz Te to throw himself forward and score with a diving header from six yards.United’s response was subdued but they drew level with the smoothest of equalisers 14 minutes before half-time. Kagawa demonstrated perfect balance and footwork to skip through the Hammers defence and set up a simple sidefoot finish for Valencia.Carroll had been West Ham’s main threat but he infuriated Ferguson moments before the interval when he recklessly launched himself at a corner, taking out Patrice Evra and United keeper David de Gea in the process. Nothing had been seen of Rooney but he finally made a contribution of some significance right after the restart when his perfect cross found Van Persie, whose header was just behind Phil Jones, however, meaning the defender was unable to make a proper connection.Having escaped punishment for the earlier incident, Carroll was then booked by referee Lee Probert for a harmless looking tangle with De Gea after the keeper collected a cross.Carroll then gave De Gea another anxious moment, this time with a long-range dipping effort that went into the side netting.West Ham were playing with far more purpose at this stage and were rewarded in spectacular style with a second goal after 55 minutes. Diame, a real talent, eluded Rooney with embarrassing ease before firing a low, angled drive beyond De Gea from 20 yards.Rooney almost snatched another equaliser when Jussi Jaaskelainen fumbled his half-hit shot from a corner but Gary O’Neil was on the line to rescue West Ham’s veteran keeper. The Finn was in more accomplished action to turn Van Persie’s header over the top before Ferguson made his first change with 20 minutes remaining.Despite the fact that United were trailing, it was little surprise that Rooney was the man replaced by Ryan Giggs after a performance lacking in intensity and quality.As ever with United, even when below their best they possess a threat and so it proved again as they restored parity once more with 13 minutes left. Kawaga’s shot from the edge of the area deflected off James Collins and hit both posts before Van Persie turned in from a very tight angle.last_img read more

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Angels bats come to life with four homers in rout of Astros

first_imgThe homer was Upton’s 20th, making him the first Angels player to reach that figure while playing 90 percent of his games in left field since Juan Rivera in 2009.Upton has eight hits in his last 22 at-bats, with three homers. He’s also drawn six walks in that time.“I’m swinging the bat a little better,” Upton said. “I’m being more selective and it’s working out.”The Angels still led 6-3 when they came to bat in the eighth, before scoring all of their runs with two outs.Related Articles PreviousLos Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia, left, congratulates Mike Trout, center, for hitting a two-run home run after Kole Calhoun hit a three-run home run during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros in Anaheim, Calif., Sunday, July 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)Houston Astros third baseman J.D. 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(AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)Los Angeles Angels’ Ian Kinsler, right, and designated hitter Shohei Ohtani, left, of Japan, congratulate each other for scoring on a single by David Fletcher against the Houston Astros during the seventh inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Sunday, July 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout follows through on a two-run home run against the Houston Astros during the seventh inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Sunday, July 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia, left, congratulates Mike Trout, center, for hitting a two-run home run after Kole Calhoun hit a three-run home run during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros in Anaheim, Calif., Sunday, July 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)Houston Astros third baseman J.D. Davis, top, tags out Los Angeles Angels’ Kole Calhoun at third at the end of a double play that scored David Fletcher during the fourth inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Sunday, July 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)NextShow Caption1 of 22Houston Astros third baseman J.D. Davis, top, tags out Los Angeles Angels’ Kole Calhoun at third at the end of a double play that scored David Fletcher during the fourth inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Sunday, July 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)ExpandANAHEIM — The Angels tried to make up for two days of lackluster offensive performance in one day.After scoring once in losing the first two games of this series against the Houston Astros, the Angels erupted for a 14-5 victory on Sunday afternoon.Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.Mike Trout, Kole Calhoun and Justin Upton all hit homers — all with at least one runner on base — to power the rout. Ian Kinsler added a solo homer against infielder J.D. Davis, who was mopping up in the eighth.Calhoun’s three-run homer and Trout’s two-run shot helped the Angels to a seven-run seventh inning that put the game away. The 14 runs were more than the 11 the Angels had scored in their previous five games combined.It was plenty of support for Andrew Heaney, who gave up one run in six innings. Heaney allowed a run in the second, but stranded two runners to escape further damage. He then gave up just two hits and one walk in his last four innings.“We’ve talked a lot over the course of the year of having one big inning blow up on me,” Heaney said. “I’d love to be able to prevent those innings and know when they’re going to happen. Sometimes it’s not that easy. You’re trying to lock down when you got multiple runners on and make some pitches to get out of it. Giving up one there is not going to lose us the game, but giving up a big homer will.”Heaney was then able to cruise with a comfortable lead, something the Angels haven’t done much this season, which is why they are on the fringe of the postseason race, at 50-50. They are 10 games behind the Seattle Mariners for the second wild card spot.“We’ve got to carry it over moving forward,” Heaney said. “We got to do it a lot more often. It’s time to get going. We’re not in any position to be able to sit back and look at this one fondly. We got to do it day in and day out.” Mike Trout, with bat and glove, helps Angels end losing streak Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Other than the homers, they also got three hits from David Fletcher, two doubles and a walk from Kinsler and an RBI single and a walk from Luis Valbuena. All three players had been slumping lately.“Those games are fun,” Upton said. “We’re hitting on all cylinders offensively and we scored a lot of runs.”An inconsistent offense has been one of the major issues for the Angels. Their problems were magnified in the previous two games, against Cy Young winners Dallas Keuchel and Justin Verlander.They had no trouble with Lance McCullers Jr. or the relievers who followed him.Back-to-back RBI hits by Kinsler and Valbuena in the second inning put the Angels up 2-1. In the third, Trout walked and then Upton blasted a two-run homer 443 feet, off the fake rocks beyond the center-field fence.center_img Clippers, Mavericks brace for the unknown in Game 4 Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield last_img read more

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