Detroit has reportedly made several players available in the market including Boyd and outfielder Nicholas Castellanos among others, and at this point, Boyd might actually be the best starting pitcher who could be traded.Let us explain first, because there are bigger names out there than Boyd. Giants ace Madison Bumgarner could be dealt as could Rangers surprise lefty Mike Minor and Blue Jays starters Marcus Stroman and Aaron Sanchez. Related News MLB trade rumors: Yankees’ Brian Cashman would do ‘whatever it takes’ to land Max Scherzer MLB trade rumors: White Sox may want to add controllable starter The Brewers have been connected to a potential starting pitcher in the trade market.Milwaukee has been “eyeballing” Tigers lefty Matt Boyd, according to The Athletic. But Boyd has something those guys really don’t have: he has proven he can post massive strikeout numbers and a good ERA in a day in age where strikeouts are absolutely paramount to postseason success.As Astros ace Justin Verlander said earlier this week, the game used to be about missing barrels, but today it’s about missing the bat entirely.Boyd has done that this year posting 118 strikeouts in 94 2/3 innings pitched. He is seventh in MLB in strikeouts and sixth in K/9 at 11.21. Having a pitcher like that in the playoffs is absolutely vital.And the Brewers could certainly use him as Brandon Woodruff and Zach Davies have been good this year but Corbin Burnes and Freddy Peralta have been demoted to the bullpen and Jimmy Nelson is still working his way back from injury.The addition of Boyd would be great for Milwaukee, the question simply becomes: at what cost? The Tigers are apparently not going to give up Boyd for nothing as he has three years of team control left, so what would the Brewers have to give up to get him? It might take a guy like Corey Ray who was a first-round pick for Milwaukee a few years ago, or even a guy like Burnes who still has value in the trade market and would give a team a more MLB-ready player.The fact is though the Brewers have needed real help in their starting rotation for a couple of years now and general manager David Stearns watched his former organization win a World Series by adding Verlander in a trade at the non-waiver deadline in 2017.He has seen what a deal can do, now it’s just a question of whether he’ll give up what it takes to get a deal done.
One of the leading petroleum vendors in Liberia, National Petroleum Liberia Limited (NP), on Saturday, September 10, 2015 inaugurated one of its multi – purpose filling in the commercial city of Ganta, Nimba County.The filling station marked the third modern filling station to be built in Ganta this post war period by companies importing petroleum products to Liberia.In an overview of NP operations in Liberia, the Managing Director Mohamed S. Kanu said the beginning of his company’s business in Liberia was very humble, taking them through some sleepless nights, sleeping on the floor for several months before reaching to this stage.NP, which is originally a Sierra Leone based company, has several filling stations strategically located in and around Monrovia, as well as other cities such as Kakata, Buchanan and now Ganta.Kanu explained that people of Liberia and Sierra Leone share a common goal and culture, therefore the presence of NP in Liberia is the same as it is in Sierra Leone, from where it came.“We believed in downstream investment; employed the locals, paid municipal tax as well as real estate tax and the revenue,” he said.Mr. Kanu also noted that the service at the filling station is not restricted to serving gasoline, fuel and other lubricants, but the station will also sell type of stove that uses gas.He said the stove will help curtail environmental degradation, especially the use of charcoal, because it is very economical and refilling process will be done here in Liberia.“This stove will stop you from using coal and stop you from cutting down sticks for coal, let’s save the environment for the future generation,” he said.The management also introduced an engine oil known as “Castrol”, which he said is highly protective and gives an engine a good performance.The filling station also contains a shop that sells assorted goods including food, snacks, body lotion, lubricants, drinks, and many other items to afford commuters their basic needs whenever in transit. The program was attended by scores of local and national government officials, business people from Ganta as well other dignitaries including Mr. Francis A. Dennis, former president of LBDI and now Board Chair of NP.Hon. Jackson F. Doe Jr., Deputy Managing Director for Administration at the Liberia Petroleum Refining Company (LPRC), praised NP for the extending services to the interior parts of the country, where the citizens will find it easy to have access to petroleum products.He said NP is one of petroleum importing companies that is really compliant with all regulations from LPRC and the government at large.However, the Management of NP Liberia Ltd is embarking on expanding services to neighboring Guinea and the Ivory Coast, while reaching other parts of Liberia as soon as possible.“As we speak, our station in Zwedru, Grand Gedeh County is expected to be opened to the public soon,” said Joshua G. Karngar Administrative Officer, NP. Ganta has several multi – purpose filling station, including Total, Aminata, Super Petroleum (SP) and now NP, but only the NP has introduced the cooking stoves and refilling of other gas containers. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
LONDON – A Web site that earned an enterprising British student $1 million suffered a crippling attack by ransom-seeking hackers. Alex Tew, 21, said Wednesday that his Million Dollar Homepage was targeted after he publicized how it had helped him raise money for his university studies. Tew had sold 10,000 small squares of advertising space on the Web site for $100 each, achieving his target in four months. His initiative spawned several copycat sites. But Tew said that on Jan. 7, he received a threat from an organization calling itself “The Dark Group,” demanding that he pay it $50,000 within 72 hours or face having his site taken down. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card “It was written in poor English, but the hackers asked for $50,000, saying that it was just 5 percent of what I had made,” Tew said. “I did not reply to the e-mail. I had no intention of paying.” Tew ignored the threat. Hackers then initiated a so-called distributed denial of service, in which attackers take command of third-party computers, through a virus or other security vulnerability, and instruct them to send junk data to the target site, overwhelming servers and causing the site to crash or perform poorly. Tew said the site now works normally. Tew, from Wiltshire, a county in southern England, said he informed the FBI because his site is hosted in the United States. FBI spokesman Paul Bresson said the agency was investigating. Such extortion cases targeting Web sites are occurring with greater frequency. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!