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Inside the Orioles clubhouse, a sudoku competition rages between Anthony Santander and Jorge Mateo

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Inside The Orioles Clubhouse, A Sudoku Competition Rages Between Anthony Santander And Jorge Mateo

All it took was an ounce of doubt from Jorge Mateo.

When Anthony Santander saw the Orioles shortstop working his way through a sudoku puzzle in the clubhouse, crunched over a table with his eyebrows scrunched in concentration, Santander asked what Mateo was up to. And once Mateo explained, he said those fateful words to Santander: “You’re never going to finish.”

“And he said, ‘Oh? I’m never gonna finish?’” Mateo recalled about a week later, sitting across from Santander in the visitor’s dugout at Wrigley Field in Chicago.

That was all Santander needed to become invested in sudoku, beginning a daily competition with Mateo and a few other Orioles in the clubhouse. There’s nothing on the line besides bragging rights, but Santander and Mateo still race to finish the puzzle with a flourish of an autograph.

More often than not, it’s Mateo who walks to Santander’s locker first to show off the winning sheet, which requires that every row, column and 3-by-3 box in a 9-by-9 grid contains the digits 1 to 9 without repeating. But Santander is bound and determined to make up ground.

“I think I’ve won like only once,” Santander said. “There’s a lot of tricks. I haven’t found them all yet.”

Santander picked up his folded sheet of paper as he sat at his locker in the visitor’s clubhouse at Wrigley Field with the sudoku board half filled in. In one box, he pointed out how he was still missing a five and an eight, but he was stumped as to where they went. As soon as a nosy reporter walked away, Santander buried his head back into the game, pencil pressed to his forehead.

That’s the scene frequently in the clubhouse, with Mateo and Santander engrossed in their pregame competition.

“It’s good for the brain,” Santander said. “It’s a brain game.”

That’s part of the reason Mateo began playing sudoku in the first place. While in the clubhouse in Boston, he was reading a book when he noticed the printed pages of sudoku laying on a table. He already knew how to play, but Mateo decided to challenge himself to complete the game every day.

Santander soon joined, and Cedric Mullins and Ramón Urías are also occasional participants.

“Sudoku, you’ve got to think every number,” Mateo said. “You don’t just put a number in, you have to think about it. It’s like baseball. You don’t want to swing at every pitch. You think when the pitch is coming, and you just focus on that pitch.”

Later, in the dugout in Chicago, Santander said he finished his sudoku board about two minutes after that nosy reporter departed his locker. Perhaps the questions held him up in his hunt to beat Mateo — but Mateo batted that idea aside.

“I’m the teacher, Papi,” said Mateo as Santander laughed. “The teacher never loses.”

But Santander is still on the hunt.

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Journalist and author Alex Berenson, former science editor for the New York Times and known to be one of the most vocal critics of official coronavirus policy, reports that the White House was privately lobbying Twitter in the months leading up to its permanent ban on the platform, which was recently reversed after the settlement of his lawsuit against the social media company.

According to internal discussions among Twitter employees held on Slack, a workplace chat application, and published by Berenson in his newsletter, White House officials specifically asked Twitter why the skeptical writer had not been banned from the platform.

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Andrew Slavitt, senior adviser to President Biden’s Covid response team, complained specifically about me, according to a Twitter employee in another Slack conversation discussing the White House meeting.

“They really wanted to know more about Alex Berenson,” the employee wrote. “Andy Slavitt suggested that they had seen data namely [visualization] it had shown him to be the epicenter of misinformation beaming down at the persuasive public.

According to an interview he gave to the Washington Post in June 2021, Slavitt worked directly with the most powerful officials in the federal government, including Ron Klain, President Biden’s chief of staff, and Biden himself.

In the months following Slavitt’s encounter with Twitter, President Biden began to publicly pressure social media companies, accusing them of ‘killing people’ by allowing ‘misinformation’ about the coronavirus to spread. .

After being permanently banned from Twitter shortly after this pressure campaign, Berenson became the first high-profile media personality in the United States to overturn a permanent ban on the platform through the court system.

As part of a legal settlement announced this summer, Twitter lifted the ban on Berenson’s account. Other details of the settlement were not disclosed.

Allum Bokhari is Breitbart News’ Senior Technology Correspondent. He is the author of #DELETED: Big Tech’s Battle to Erase the Trump Movement and Steal The Election.

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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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