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first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — Walker Buehler really did make it to Rancho Cucamonga. But he might have spent more time on the Southland’s freeways than he did at LoanMart Field, home of the Class-A Quakes.After throwing five scoreless innings in his first major-league start Monday at Dodger Stadium, Buehler was officially optioned to the California League team. It was a procedural move. Buehler didn’t actually join the Quakes, though he did throw a bullpen session there Thursday before taking his girlfriend to LAX and hustling to Dodger Stadium to catch the team bus back to the airport for their flight to San Francisco.“Three-and-a-half hours on the freeways – welcome to L.A.,” Buehler joked.Buehler will be welcomed back to the Dodgers’ roster Saturday when he will be added – most likely as the 26th man allowed for doubleheaders – and start the first game against the San Francisco Giants. Dodgers’ Justin Turner looking rejuvenated on defense Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said he didn’t see any butterflies in Buehler’s outing Monday. But he did see the high anxiety caused by facing a major-league lineup.“I did see a little bit of – if a pitch didn’t go his way as far as a called strike or ball, it’s more impactful on him. I think it affected him a little bit more than it might have in the minor leagues,” Roberts said. “He understands in the minor leagues he could probably overpower guys where he really understands here how important every pitch is. So when it doesn’t go his way, there’s a little bit of body language. You really want every pitch to go your way if it’s close.“But that just comes with pitching in the big leagues. Again, there’s no lack of confidence for Walker. He’s going to be just fine.”SEAGER SITSDodgers shortstop Corey Seager was not in the starting lineup Friday, two days after injuring the hip flexor on his right side. Seager slipped while trying to field a pop-up in the ninth inning of Wednesday’s loss to the Miami Marlins.“Just not that fluid (moving),” said Seager, who turned 24 on Friday. “It’s just a little tight in the front (of his hip) and a little sore but nothing to worry about.”Seager said he could “very easily” have played Friday but the decision was made to give him a second day off (the Dodgers did not play Thursday) to “make sure it doesn’t go backwards.”Roberts said he expects to have Seager back in the lineup for one if not both games of Saturday’s day-night doubleheader.“Looking at the schedule, with 11 games in the next 10 days, it just made sense (to give him Friday off),” Roberts said.UP NEXTGame 1 – Dodgers RHP Walker Buehler (0-0, 0.00 ERA) at Giants RHP Chris Stratton (2-1, 2.32 ERA), Saturday, 1 p.m., SportsNet LA (where available)Game 2 – Dodgers LHP Alex Wood (0-2, 3.72 ERA) at Giants RHP Johnny Cueto (2-0, 0.35 ERA), Saturday, 7 p.m., KTLA/5 and SportsNet LA (where available) Dodgers’ Dave Roberts says baseball’s unwritten rules ‘have changed, should change’ Dodgers bench slumping Cody Bellinger for a day Dodgers’ hot-hitting Corey Seager leaves game with back injury center_img Whicker: Dustin May yet another example of the Dodgers’ eye for pitching Nerves or excitement over the big-league assignment is the “obvious” explanation for any of those inefficiencies, Buehler acknowledged. But he said he didn’t really feel much different for the starting assignment than he did as a September call-up pitching out of the bullpen last year.“Not really. There was one new thing (starting),” he said. “And if you think about it, on the baseball calendar I was there just a month ago.” “Not having my best stuff, I was still able to put up zeroes,” Buehler said of his start Monday. “You take some confidence from it. Obviously, I can do better than that.”Buehler’s issues Monday were not with the quality of his stuff – his fastball averaged 97.7 mph – but with his command. He needed 89 pitches to get through five innings and walked three.“Yeah, I thought the ball was coming out of my hand well but the fastball command wasn’t as good as it should be,” he said. “I don’t think I got a swing-and-miss on my curveball. That usually means it’s coming out of my hand too early. And I wasn’t as good on 0-0 as I want to be.”Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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first_imgTomTom, known for making GPS devices, on Wednesday unveiled  range of fitness trackers: the TomTom Touch, TomTom Spark 3, and TomTom Adventurer. India has the third most obese population and the company aims to focus on fitter India with its innovations.The TomTom Touch measures the percentage of body fat and muscle mass in the body to help user know his/her body composition. Body composition gives a user an advanced understanding of their fitness level and how it’s changing over time. The device helps track user’s steps, sleep, all day heart-rate, calories burned, it also comes equipped with a sports mode for running, cycling or hitting the gym. User can also stay connected with smartphone notifications. Users can also view their progress and share achievements with friends via the TomTom MySports companion app on their smartphone. Also Read: Apple launches waterproof Watch 2, focuses on health and fitness tracking Next is TomTom Adventurer which is a GPS Outdoor Watch built to elevate outdoor activities with dedicated sports modes for hiking, trail running, skiing and snowboarding. TomTom Adventurer is also equipped with a 24X7 activity tracker, multi-sport mode, built-in heart rate monitor, music player, barometer, compass and automatic lift detection for snow sports. It also comes with GPS tracking and Route Exploration, building on TomTom’s heritage as a global leader in navigation and mapping.Also Read: Xiaomi Mi Band 2 review: More accurate, better and yet inexpensiveLast is TomTom Spark 3 GPS Multisport Fitness watch. It comes equipped with Route Exploration that helps user easily explore new trails and find their way back. Additionally, every time a user hits the road, the GPS trace is displayed on the GPS Sports Watch allowing them to find their way back to the start. By combining the integrated compass and GPS information, anyone can run with the confidence of knowing which path to take and how to get back. Routes are easily shared with friends after a run – challenging all to explore more. These GPS Sports Watches have brand new, slimmer, sleeker straps in a range of colours to wear every day, while still ready to take on even the toughest workouts.advertisement”With TomTom Touch fitness tracker you could see how your body composition changes over time to find out what works for you and understand how fit you are. Building on our years of experience in mapping and navigation, we are proud to also introduce path breaking Route Exploration technology in TomTom Adventurer Outdoor GPS watch and TomTom Spark 3 GPS fitness watches.” With three new product launches including two which are brand new categories, the business is in an exciting stage of growth. We are confident that the Indian consumers will find their perfect fitness companion with TomTom Sports,” said Andrew Cooper, senior vice president, TomTom International.Also Read: Samsung challenges Fitbit with $180 fitness tracker with GPSlast_img read more

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first_img Categories: Miller News,News State Rep. Aaron Miller today announced the village of Marcellus will receive a grant from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality to improve its storm water and wastewater capabilities.Miller, of Sturgis, said the DEQ grants money to local communities to assist in the planning, design and testing of storm water and wastewater facilities. A local 10 percent match is required for the first $1 million in project costs.“In addition to many other obligations, local governments are the stewards of protecting our environment, and grants such as this enable them to properly manage storm water and wastewater,” Miller said. “Maintaining water systems is vital to public health, and I am pleased Marcellus has qualified for a grant that will enable the village to achieve that goal.”The $427,500 grant for Marcellus will be used to develop a wastewater and storm water asset management plan to provide better cost effectiveness in managing its water system while maintaining a quality level of service. Collectively the statewide grant awards total $64 million for 80 communities.##### 09Jan Rep. Miller announces grant for Marcellus water managementlast_img read more

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