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Orioles select high school infielder Jackson Holliday, son of former All-Star, with first overall pick in 2022 MLB draft

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Orioles Select High School Infielder Jackson Holliday, Son Of Former All-Star, With First Overall Pick In 2022 Mlb Draft

When the Orioles last had the MLB draft’s first pick, they selected a player viewed as the top prospect available and one who became a guiding force in their rebuild in catcher Adley Rutschman.

In taking Oklahoma high school shortstop Jackson Holliday in that spot three years later Sunday night, Baltimore passed on this year’s perceived top player. The organization believes it got a player who can be just as much of a difference-maker as Rutschman, regardless.

“It’s an absolute honor to be the No. 1 pick and join such great players in that position,” Holliday said on MLB Network. “I’m really, really excited.”

Holliday, the son of seven-time All-Star Matt Holliday, was considered one of the draft’s top prospects, ranked second by MLB Pipeline and third by Baseball America. But in drafting him, the Orioles avoided players ranked ahead of him, including Georgia high school outfielder Druw Jones, who both publications had as the class’s best player. Jones went second overall to the Arizona Diamondbacks.

“I’m just really happy for Jackson,” Matt Holliday said on MLB Network. “This has been his dream for as long as he’s been old enough to have this goal.”

Holliday becomes the first high school position player chosen with Baltimore’s first pick since Manny Machado in 2010. A left-handed hitter, he showed improved strength and speed in his senior season at Stillwater High School. Traceable to his father’s influence, Holliday has a tremendous approach at the plate and strong instincts as he set a national record for hits in a season, with hopes that he inherited power from his dad, as well.

In his 40-game senior season, Holliday, 18, hit .685 with a .749 on-base percentage and 1.392 slugging percentage thanks to 52 extra-base hits, including 17 home runs, and added 30 steals. Orioles executive vice president and general manager Mike Elias said Holliday emerged as a possible candidate for the No. 1 pick relatively late. The club did not have him in consideration for the selection during staff meetings in the winter, but his improvements from then have the organization seeing him as a potential fixture.

“The upside for him is enormous,” Elias said. “It’s a potential star playing shortstop, batting in the middle of the order, doing so for a very long time. In some regard, I don’t know that the ceiling gets much higher than somebody with that profile.”

Holliday was the Orioles’ choice in a class littered with sons of former major leaguers, with the children of Andruw Jones, Carl Crawford and Lou Collier also expected to go in the first round. The Orioles chose Holliday from a group of five players that Elias, without naming them, confirmed included Jones, Florida high school outfielder Elijah Green (fifth overall to Texas) and Cal Poly shortstop Brooks Lee (eighth overall to Minnesota). Georgia high school second baseman Termarr Johnson, who Pittsburgh took fourth overall pick Pittsburgh, was believed to be the fifth.

With such a large group in consideration, Elias acknowledged a week before the draft it was doubtful that all of the Orioles’ decision-makers would agree on one player. He said Sunday that Holliday received a “yes” vote from the Orioles’ decision-makers, even if some preferred another player.

“I think ‘consensus’ is the right word for it,” Elias said. “It was not unanimous. It never is. … But this was a player that anyone involved would deem worthy of selecting.”

The first overall pick has a slot value of just above $8.84 million, and it’s not clear whether taking Holliday will require the Orioles to approach that figure rather than deploying the underslot strategy they’ve used in their previous two drafts. Holliday is committed to Oklahoma State, where his uncle, Josh, leads the program, his father is an assistant, and his grandfather and great-uncle previously coached. He is also a client of mega agent Scott Boras, who represented both his father and uncle during their playing careers.

After taking college outfielders Heston Kjerstad second overall in 2020 and Colton Cowser fifth overall in 2021, the Orioles signed both to deals significantly beneath the slot values for their draft positions, enabling Baltimore to spread those savings to other prospects later in the draft. Even in receiving a then-record $8.1 million bonus, Rutschman signed under his slot value, with those savings largely devoted to second-round pick Gunnar Henderson, who has since become the Orioles’ No. 2 prospect and represented their highest-drafted high schooler before Holliday.

This year, the Orioles’ total bonus pool is nearly $17 million, trailing only the 2015 Houston Astros. Elias was Houston’s amateur scouting director then, and this marks only the third time among the nine top-five picks he’s been involved with that his team has selected a high school position player.

“We take the player that we want to take and that we want to start our draft with and that we feel is going to kick off the maximization of the draft class,” Elias said last week. “Detail beyond that is something that I don’t feel like is in the interest of the organization for me to reveal, especially this week. But rest assured that we are going into any high pick that we have with the goal of maximizing the output of that pick itself.”

Elias has had varying success with his previous three first-round picks in Baltimore. Rutschman became the top-ranked prospect in baseball, viewed as the face of the Orioles’ rebuild and a player capable of turning their tide. Baltimore has been a much more successful team since his late May promotion, completing the first half Sunday as a surprise playoff contender.

Kjerstad did not make his professional debut until two years after his selection after being diagnosed with the heart condition myocarditis following the draft and suffering a left hamstring strain this spring. He was promoted to High-A Aberdeen last week after dominating younger pitchers with Low-A Delmarva.

After selecting him, Elias said Cowser had the potential to be a fast riser, and he’s proven to be that despite some struggles along the way. Despite more swings and misses from his time at Sam Houston, Cowser has already reached Double-A, positioning him to join the Orioles at some point in 2023.

Holliday becomes the latest addition to a collection of middle infielders Elias has stockpiled since taking charge of the front office, joining Henderson, Jordan Westburg, Terrin Vavra, Connor Norby, César Prieto and more. To build the “elite talent pipeline” Elias promised when he was first introduced, the Orioles’ system must continually be restocked, and Holliday’s selection marks the first of this year’s additions.

The Orioles have three more picks in Sunday’s opening night of the draft. On either side of the 42nd overall selection to open the second round, they have a competitive balance pick — first their own at No. 33, then one they acquired from the Miami Marlins, No. 67, as part of the return for relievers Cole Sulser and Tanner Scott.

Baltimore has the first pick in each subsequent round, with Rounds 3-10 on Monday before the draft closes with 10 rounds Tuesday.

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EURGBP Erases Gains and Returns to Familiar Bias Definition Level

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Eurgbp Erases Gains And Returns To Familiar Bias Definition Level

EURGBP used the 100-day MA as a ceiling on Wednesday and Thursday.

EURGBP following technical levels.

On the downside, the 200-day MA and the 100-hour MA were broken on Wednesday and attempted to stay below yesterday’s trading. However, after moving back above, the resistance turned back into support. Price rose to retest the 100-day MA during yesterday’s New York trading session (and found sellers).

Today’s price reaction was initially to the downside in the European session, but true to the moving average support, buyers leaned against the 100 hourly moving average and pushed the price higher.

This time the ceiling against the 100-day moving average has been breached, but the next target area near the 61.8% retracement of the move down from the July high at 0.84899, and a zone swing between 0.8488 and 0.84946, found willing sellers.

After falling back below the 100-day moving average for the past 4 hours, the downward momentum has increased with the pair returning to…..drum roll….the 100-hour MA.

Technically, the price did what it had to do around the moving averages, the retracement level and the swing zone.

  • Sellers sold at the break of the 100 hourly moving average and the 200 day moving average,
  • Buyers bought on the way back above the 100 hourly moving average and the 200 day moving average,
  • The sellers relied on the 100-day moving average,
  • Buyers bought after breaking above the 100-day moving average,
  • The sellers relied on a swing zone and the 61.8% retracement.
  • Buyers are buying again against the 100 hour MA.

And then ?

  • The drop below the 100 hourly moving average is more bearish with the next target at the 200 day moving average at 0.8437
  • absent that, and a break above the 100-day moving average at 0.84698 would tilt the bias further to the upside and tempt traders back towards the 61.8% retracement.

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8th Pay Commission: Good News related to salary of central employees, salary will increase with new formula!

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8th Pay Commission: Good News related to salary of central employees, salary will increase with new formula!

8th Pay Commission: Good news is coming for central employees. Actually, a new update has come regarding the 8th Pay Commission. The Finance Ministry has made it clear that in the coming days, the salary of central employees will increase with the new formula. Minister of State for Finance Pankaj Chaudhary has given new information in the Lok Sabha. Let us inform that earlier in the year 2016, the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission were implemented. The 7th Pay Commission was constituted on February 28, 2014.

Minister of State for Finance gave this information in Lok Sabha

According to the report of news agency PTI, Union Minister of State for Finance Pankaj Choudhary told the Lok Sabha on Monday that no proposal to set up the 8th Central Pay Commission for central government employees is yet under consideration with the government. The question was asked to the government whether the central government has any such proposal to ensure the timely formation of the 8th Pay Commission for the central employees. So that it can be implemented on January 1, 2026.

Union Minister said on measures to increase wages in view of rising inflation

Giving information about the measures being taken by the government to increase wages in view of rising inflation, the Union Minister of State for Finance said that due to inflation, the dearness allowance (DA) to the central employees to compensate for the fall in the actual value of the salary. DA) is paid. Not only this, the DA is also revised from time to time every 6 months based on the rate of inflation calculated under the All India Consumer Price Index for workers. He said that there should not be a need for the formation of a Pay Commission to review the salaries, allowances and pensions of central employees and pensioners.

Know what is the new formula

. Now the salary of the employees will be decided by the Aykroyd formula. With this, the salary of the employees will be linked to inflation, cost of living and performance of the employee. That is, the promotion of employees will also be done accordingly. However, a Finance Ministry official says that the suggestion is good, but no such formula has been considered so far. On the other hand, there is no confirmation about when the 8th Pay Commission will also come. It is worth noting that earlier in his recommendation of the 7th Pay Commission, Justice Mathur had said that we want to decide the pay structure according to the Aykroyd formula. Cost of living is also taken into account in this rule. This formula was given by Wallace Rudel Income Tax

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The arguments for betting on the Ohio State Buckeyes in 2022

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The Arguments For Betting On The Ohio State Buckeyes In 2022

College Football Betting Overview Schedule

Thursday: Betting on Alabama
Friday: Ohio State Betting
Saturday: Paris Georgia
Monday: Paris Clemson
Tuesday: Paris Notre Dame

Pick: Ohio State to win the Big Ten (-215)

Best case: The Buckeyes have CJ Stroud, Jaxon Smith-Njigba and Treyvon Henderson. Isn’t that enough? This trio will lead an offense that should be better than last year and possibly approach historic levels for the 2019 LSU Tigers. There probably isn’t a team in the Big Ten that can keep up – or even many defenses that can. can slow down – an offense that averaged 8 yards per play and posted an offensive EPA of 23.2 PPG, nearly seven points better than the next closest Power 5 team. There are probably four or five opponents in the top 15 on the schedule, and all but Penn State are visiting Columbus, which, in theory, gives the Buckeyes a big advantage.

Worst case: What could hold Ohio State back? A defense that allowed 953 yards against Michigan and Utah to end last season. What if Jim Knowles’ change to defensive coordinator wasn’t enough to completely overthrow a unit that hasn’t proven itself in multiple positions? Could the Buckeyes be vulnerable to a potential upset in a high-scoring deal? This argument can be made for almost any team, but what if starting quarterback Stroud is injured? With Quinn Ewers a Texas Longhorn and Jack Miller with Florida, can Kyle McCord back up the offense at the level he needs to remain a national title contender? Ohio State has tough opponents at home, but remember last year the Buckeyes lost to Oregon at home as a double-digit favorite. Could this happen again?

Betting round: Play Ohio State to win the Big Ten at -215. Barring the unthinkable of two conference losses or a home loss to undefeated Michigan in the regular season finale, the Buckeyes should make a return to the Big Ten championship game. In this game, Ohio State will again be a double-digit favorite, as they project to be in every regular season game, and will also be a much bigger favorite on the silver line than -215.

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MMA fighter Aaron Aby was born with cystic fibrosis, played football with Aaron Ramsey before surviving stage three cancer to become Cage Warriors title contender

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Mma Fighter Aaron Aby Was Born With Cystic Fibrosis, Played Football With Aaron Ramsey Before Surviving Stage Three Cancer To Become Cage Warriors Title Contender

Aaron Aby has overcome more than most to become one of the best flyweights in Europe and line up for a Cage Warriors title shot.

The Welsh MMA fighter was born with cystic fibrosis, a condition that causes mucus to build up in the lungs and digestive system, making it difficult to breathe.

Aaron Aby is one of the few top athletes with cystic fibrosis

After being diagnosed with the condition shortly after his birth, the 32-year-old’s parents were told he was unlikely to survive his teenage years and would be unable to lead a normal life .

“In the booklet it said that my life expectancy was 16 years, that I would be in school and out of school with health problems, that I could not do physical activity, that I would not marry or that I would need a pension,” Aby told talkSPORT.

“Basically, my parents came home, tore up the booklet, threw it in the trash and said, ‘That doesn’t mean this is going to be our son’s life.

The attitude of Aby’s parents paid off and he was able to have a relatively normal childhood and excel in the sport of football, which he played at youth level for Wales until the age of 18 years old.

“Before, I used physical activity almost as my treatment, my cure. When I started playing football when I was young, I didn’t tell anyone that I had cystic fibrosis,” he said.

“If I went with the Welsh team or the North Wales team I would hide all my tablets and sneak them away because I didn’t want anyone to feel sorry for me or choose me over because of that.”

The Mma Fighter (Bottom Right) Played With Aaron Ramsey (Top Middle) During His Days In Wales Youth Training

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The MMA fighter (bottom right) played with Aaron Ramsey (top middle) during his days in Wales youth training

That Was Before He Discovered Mma And Became One Of The Best Flyweights On The Planet.

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That was before he discovered MMA and became one of the best flyweights on the planet.

The 13-4-1 MMA fighter has played football alongside some of the best players Wales have ever produced but narrowly missed out on sharing the pitch with five-time Champions League winner Gareth Bale.

“I played with players like Aaron Ramsey, Joe Allen, Neil Taylor, some big, big names. I went to a few tournaments with Gareth Bale, we went to Ireland and Belfast together,” Aby added.

“It was when I played for the year above. I couldn’t go on the pitch at the same time as him, but I had to leave with him several times.

Aby's Football Career Ended At 18 But He Soon Found A New Calling

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Aby’s football career ended at 18 but he soon found a new calling

Aby’s football dream ended when it was time to give professional contracts to Shrewsbury Town who he said didn’t want to risk caring for someone with cystic fibrosis.

“The professional club I was at throughout my childhood, when it came to giving away youth team contracts at that club, you had to live there,” he explained.

“They didn’t want to take any chances with my condition. Like, taking care of myself full time and being in this situation.

“So I ended up leaving that club and going to my local club, Wrexham, for a year, but they had given away all their full-time contracts. I was there part-time, I was going in college, I trained with them three days a week and played on the weekends.

Aby Trains With The Best Flyweight Prospect In Mma

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Aby trains with the best flyweight prospect in MMA

And It's Paying Off As He's Currently Riding An Impressive Two-Fight Winning Streak

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And it’s paying off as he’s currently riding an impressive two-fight winning streak

During this time, Aby began to drift into MMA as his uncle was a trainer who often raised money for cystic fibrosis charities at his gym using the sport which intrigued his nephew.

“I loved the one-on-one competition, having to rely on myself and the nutrition that came with it. It just started to take over,” he explained.

Four years after making his MMA debut in 2013, the Wrexham man had overcome all odds to become one of MMA’s brightest prospects with a 9-3 record.

Sadly, that’s when disaster struck and he was diagnosed with stage three testicular cancer which grew into a 15cm stomach tumor.

The 32-Year-Old Was Told He Had 3-6 Months To Live After Being Diagnosed

The 32-year-old was told he had 3-6 months to live after being diagnosed

Aby Overcame The Obstacles And Is Now Healthy And Fighting Again

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Aby overcame the obstacles and is now healthy and fighting again

“I had to go through a battle with cancer, chemotherapy, three operations and come out the other side,” Aby said.

“At first it was hard to believe. I had testicle and back pain before a big fight against someone I had lost to before, but I just thought it might be stress.

“Since then I’ve managed to get back into competition, compete at the highest level in Europe and pursue my dream of being in the UFC.”

Two years after his initial diagnosis, Aby returned to MMA with an impeccable bill of health, but discovered his story “is no fairy tale” when he fought to a draw in his bout. back in December 2019.

Two and a half years later, the inspirational UFC prospect has won three of his last four fights and is now on the verge of earning a title shot.

Aby will face Michelangelo Lupoli this weekend at Cage Warriors 142 in Cardiff, knowing that a victory here puts him in line for his first chance at a world title.

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Digital retirement platform Penfold raises $8.5M Series A led by Bridford Group – TechCrunch

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Penfold, a digital retirement platform, has closed a £7 million ($8.49 million) Series A funding round led by Bridford Group, an investment group.

Jeremy Coller, chief investment officer and chairman of Coller Capital, also participated in the round. Penfold has also raised additional funds via crowdfunding from its client base. The money will be used to develop Penfold’s workplace pensions division.

Chris Eastwood, co-founder of Penfold, commented (in a statement): “It has been a great year for Penfold – from launching our Workplace Retirement offering to reaching £100m of AAU .”

Bridford Group, lead investor, commented: “The pension industry is a huge market – with £8,000,000 in savings in the UK alone. Despite this, many people remain indifferent and uncommitted to their pensions. With so many people not saving enough, there is a real opportunity for a new provider to step in.

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‘Stop Houston Murders’ PAC takes aim at ‘crime-soft Democrat judges’

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'Stop Houston Murders' Pac Takes Aim At 'Crime-Soft Democrat Judges'

Stop Houston Murders, a political action committee formed in Houston, Texas, to confront “soft-on-crime Democratic judges,” seeks to draw attention to the soaring rate of violent crime and murder in the city. city ​​and about the judges facilitating a criminal capture-and-release program.

“Our loved ones have been taken from us by criminals who should have been in prison, who have been released on tragically insufficient bonds to again murder, injure and intimidate again,” reads the PAC’s website.

Calling the practice “judge the violence,” the group seeks to “restore sanity and peace to Harris County” and “stop the horrific ongoing crime carnage in our city by educating the public, removing responsible for their duties and restoring functional criminal justice. system in Houston.

The website also notes that at the start of 2022, Houston had the highest murder rate of any major US city, “even higher than Chicago.” The same web page lists the cases and the names of the judges who presided over them.

The group lists three contributing factors to how violent crime has become such a huge problem in the city.

First, the website addresses the “catch and release” program in the city, saying, “Democrats seized control of Harris County government and courts in 2018. They quickly installed a revolving door at the courthouses with catch-and-release policies that free criminals from returning to the streets of the Houston area.

“Policies were put in place by choice – by Democratic judges and others following their party’s stated goal of ‘transforming’ the police, abolishing cash bail and ending sentences that are actually tough on crime,” the section continues. “They treat criminals as victims, rather than protecting the people who are actually being terrorized and destroyed by these criminals.”

The second factor listed is “delayed justice”, in which the group points out that the county has more than 135,000 untried criminal cases, 60,000 pending felony cases and 450 unadjusted capital murder cases.

“Judges don’t hold trials,” the section says. “Charged criminals are allowed to roam the streets. They have no incentive to return to court when the time for trial finally arrives.

“There is no excuse for these judges to release violent criminals to terrorize and murder us,” he exclaims.

Third, the group says there is a “lack of law enforcement resources.”

“Only a dozen people in the sheriff’s office are looking for more than 25,000 suspects,” the website says. “Police departments in the region are understaffed by nearly 2,000 officers, and trials are moving at a snail’s pace, leaving accused criminals free to commit other crimes.” The site continues:

Enforcement resources have been diverted to things like bike lanes and salaries rather than hiring desperately needed new officers. The police are demoralized by arresting offenders at great personal risk, only to see them immediately reappear on the streets.

The group held a rally in Houston on July 27 where family members of the victims told their stories.

“Harris County’s justice system is broken,” Aimee Castillo, whose brother was murdered by someone on bail, said at the rally. “josh [her brother] had the right to be in public and not be targeted by violent criminals who Harris County judges continue to allow back on the streets.

Breccan F. Thiès is a reporter for Breitbart News. You can follow him on Twitter @BreccanFThies.

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