Japanese rock – Kenthe 390 http://kenthe390.com/ Mon, 27 Jun 2022 18:01:25 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://kenthe390.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/cropped-icon-32x32.png Japanese rock – Kenthe 390 http://kenthe390.com/ 32 32 Tokyo has warned of an electricity crisis as Japan suffers a heatwave https://kenthe390.com/tokyo-has-warned-of-an-electricity-crisis-as-japan-suffers-a-heatwave/ Mon, 27 Jun 2022 18:01:25 +0000 https://kenthe390.com/tokyo-has-warned-of-an-electricity-crisis-as-japan-suffers-a-heatwave/

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People, some holding umbrellas, walk through an intersection amid the heat, in Tokyo, Monday, June 27, 2022. The Japanese government issued a warning on Monday of a possible electricity crisis in the Tokyo area, asking people offices and residents to save energy as the capital region is hit by sweltering heat, with weather officials announcing the earliest end to the rainy season in decades. (Yusuke Ogata/Kyodo News via AP)


Tokyo residents are sweating as the government warns of possible power shortages and urges greater efforts to save energy as Japan endures abnormally hot temperatures.

Meteorological officials announced the earliest end to the annual summer rainy season since the Japan Meteorological Agency began keeping records in 1951. The rains typically dampen the summer heat, often well into July.

The sweltering temperatures would be considered mild compared to some countries in South and Southeast Asia. But they add to concerns about power shortages over the summer. Some coal-fired power plants serving the region were taken out of service for repairs after a strong earthquake in mid-March. The government warned of potential problems in late March, although no real blackouts occurred.

The Ministry of Economy and Industry has urged residents in the area served by the Tokyo Electric Power Co. to save electricity in the afternoon, especially when demand peaks at 4-5 p.m.

Kaname Ogawa, director of electricity supply policy at the ministry, said electricity demand on Monday was higher than expected as the temperature exceeded Sunday’s forecast. A similar warning was issued for Tuesday.

“We are hit with unseasonably hot weather,” Ogawa said. “Please cooperate and save as much energy as possible.”

Ogawa, however, said people should use air conditioning appropriately and take precautions against heatstroke.

Heatstroke is a big concern because many older Japanese people tend to avoid using air conditioning, partly out of habit and partly to avoid large electricity bills. Older Japanese houses also tend to lack insulation and are stuffy in the summer and very cold in the winter.

TEPCO said it was expecting contributions from Tohoku Electric Power Co., which serves Japan’s northern prefectures, to help ease the crisis.

The Japanese archipelago experienced record temperatures for June in some areas. In Isezaki, north of Tokyo, the temperature hit 40.2 degrees centigrade (104.4 degrees Fahrenheit) on Saturday, the highest on record in June. The temperature in downtown Tokyo rose to nearly 35°C (95°F) on Monday, higher than Sunday’s forecast of 34°C (93°F).

With humidity around 44%, temperatures felt even warmer.

With warm air coming from a powerful high atmospheric pressure system locked over the Pacific Ocean, high temperatures were expected through early July, the weather agency said.

According to the Mainichi newspaper, more than 250 people were taken to hospitals in Tokyo over the weekend for treatment.

Electricity supply is relatively tight after Japan idled most of its nuclear reactors following the 2011 meltdowns in Fukushima. Japan. It has also shut down old coal-fired power plants to deliver on its promises to cut carbon emissions.

Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s government has pushed to restart more nuclear reactors that have met improved safety standards.

Japan also faces a potential shortage of fossil fuel imports amid sanctions on Russia for its invasion of Ukraine.

]]> Aoashi Reveals New 2nd Yard Key Visual Artists And New Theme Song Artists https://kenthe390.com/aoashi-reveals-new-2nd-yard-key-visual-artists-and-new-theme-song-artists/ Sat, 25 Jun 2022 16:30:57 +0000 https://kenthe390.com/aoashi-reveals-new-2nd-yard-key-visual-artists-and-new-theme-song-artists/

The Boys Football Animated Series Aoashi revealed a new key visual for its upcoming second yard, which will begin airing on July 2, 2022. The production team also revealed the new musical artists who will perform the opening and ending theme songs for the second yard.

Musical duet superfly will sing the new opening theme “Presence” while Japanese rock band Kami wa Saikoro Wo Furanai will perform the ending theme “Color Lily no Koibumi”.


It was also announced that additional voice cast members will be added for new characters in the series. They understand Takuya Eguchi like Akinori Kaneda, Kotarou Nishiyama like Junnosuke Nakano, Yuuki Ono like Chiaki Mutō, Tomoaki Maeno like Kouji Satake, and Kei Shindou like Miyako Tachibana.

aoashi additional cast members second yard
From left to right: Akinori Kaneda, Junnosuke Nakano, Chiaki Mutou, Kouji Satake and Miyako Tachibana. ©YK,S/AP

They join a main voice titled by Kouki Osuzu like Ashito Aoi, Tatsumaru Tachibana like Eisaku Ohtomo, Seiichiro Yamashita like Souichirou Tachibana, Taku Yashiro like Keiji Togashi, Avoid Horie like Kanpei Kuroda, Shunsuke Takeuchi like Nagisa Akutsu, Yuuichiro Umehara like Haruhisa Kuribayashi, Mie Sonozaki like Noriko Aoi, Yoshiki Nakajima like Shun Aoi, Mikako Komatsu like Aoi Kaneko, and Kazuyuki Okitsu like Kenta Yoshitsune.

Akira Satou (Release the spy) directs the animated series while Masahiro Yokotani (Tropical-Red! Precure) takes care of writing the screenplay. Manabu Nakatake (sketch dance), Toshie Kawamura (Get the Super Stars!), Asuka Yamaguchi (Real kitchen master boy season 2), and Saki Hasegawa (Real kitchen master boy) are all character designers for the anime. Masaru Yokoyama (Farewell, my dear Cramer) composes the musical score. Production GI is in charge of Aoashianimation production.

The series is based on Yuugo Kobayashi‘s manga of the same name and was first published in Shogakukan’s Weekly Big Comic Spirits on January 5, 2015. A total of 28 tankoubon volumes have been released so far.

AOASHI new key visual
© 2022 Yugo KOBAYASHI, Shogakukan / Aoashi Project

Crunchyroll is currently streaming the anime as it streams in Japan. He describes the series as follows:

“I will take you into the world.” Ashito Aoi is a middle schooler who lives in Ehime and the ace of an unremarkable soccer club. On the day they lost the last middle school tournament, Ashito runs along the ocean in frustration, only to come across a man watching his match. This man is Tatsuya Fukuda, the coach of the high school youth team of a top J-League team, “Tokyo City Esperion FC”.

After sensing immense potential in Ashito’s still unrefined skills, he describes his ambition. “I want to build a team and use it to take on the world. Our club is not going to be a milestone for players taking on the world. Our club is going to be the world. And for that to happen I’m going to need some “aces” to train me in. After hearing Fukuda’s offer, Ashito decides to go to Tokyo and try out his team.

Source: Official Aoashi Twitter

Kyle Jamieson – “If Lord still has those shrimp, there could be full stomachs on the pitch” https://kenthe390.com/kyle-jamieson-if-lord-still-has-those-shrimp-there-could-be-full-stomachs-on-the-pitch/ Thu, 23 Jun 2022 10:08:36 +0000 https://kenthe390.com/kyle-jamieson-if-lord-still-has-those-shrimp-there-could-be-full-stomachs-on-the-pitch/

This interview was conducted ahead of New Zealand’s England test series

What is your favorite meal ?
Probably Italian. There is a place my partner and I go to in Auckland that cooks delicious duck risotto.

What about cooking – do you specialize in cooking?
Over the past two years, I’ve tended to go the extra mile by going to restaurants and taking advantage of someone else’s expertise rather than my own. Especially when we travel a lot, you have the chance to try new places and different kinds of food.

Which cricket hall has the best catering?
I think a lot of people would say Lord’s but I’ll go either Hagley Oval or Bay Oval.

What exceeds that of Lord?
It’s in New Zealand (Laughs). Yeah, I think it’s probably just being home – you’re discovering these places a little bit more. I’ve only been to Lord’s once, so maybe that will change in a few weeks. But I’m happy to stick to country food.

Was there anything Lord did well when you went there in 2021?
I remember having had prawns as a starter and they were exceptional. I don’t remember what sauce there was with them, but if we still have them, there might be full stomachs on the ground after lunch.

Which teammate is the best in the kitchen?
Matt Henry. He cooks very good dishes. I think he would probably be up there.

Does it make good pasta?
I’m not sure, he didn’t really cook for me! But he’s not afraid to send some snaps about it.

Who is the biggest coffee hipster?
It’s hard to get past ticks [Blair Tickner] – he has his own cafe. But I think most guys tend to enjoy their coffee. Everyone has their own coffee machine at home. We’ve had some really good beers since we’ve been here [in the UK], as part of our walk to the ground. It’s probably hard to find someone who doesn’t like coffee, rather than the other way around.

Is there something you can’t go on tour without?
We traveled with coffee beans last year and small AeroPresses to make our coffees, but didn’t have to do that on tour this year – we were able to go out and have one. I wouldn’t say there are too many, food-wise. I’m quite happy to get out there and try things from where we are in the world.

What fast food can you get away with eating as an international cricketer?
I think burgers are probably the biggest hit among guys, especially after a day of bowling. You go for a burger and fries, maybe even a shake. This tends to be the benchmark, especially among fast bowlers.

The best place to eat a burger?
There are a few places in Christchurch, Bacon Bros and Shaka Bros, they are pretty good. burger burger [too]. There are a number of options, so we tend to browse through them.

Have you heard of The Rock’s “cheat days”? What would you have on yours?

I would love to have some of his pancakes or waffles. They are exceptional. He’s a fit guy. I think he burns a few more calories than me. Probably again I will make Italian, pizza or pasta.

What’s your favorite post-workout snack?
We usually have protein shakes, but I don’t mind having sushi. I usually work out in the gym early in the morning, so maybe I have sushi around noon. Not that it’s specific to gym stuff but I often go for Japanese.

Is there anything you had to cut out of your diet?
I really don’t shy away from it too much. But I definitely stay away from tomatoes – I just don’t like them. I don’t mind mixed tomatoes, but I don’t like whole tomatoes.

Alan Gardner is associate editor at ESPNcricinfo. @alanroderick

MANON is Japan’s rising hyperpop star https://kenthe390.com/manon-is-japans-rising-hyperpop-star/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 15:19:22 +0000 https://kenthe390.com/manon-is-japans-rising-hyperpop-star/

This story originally appeared on iD Japan.

The maximalist hyperpop duo 100 gecs isn’t for everyone. For French-Japanese artist MANON, however, discovering them was essential – especially since they appeared in her life when the 20-year-old moved from Fukuoka to Tokyo in order to develop her sound. . “I started listening to hyperpop and was looking for songs on Spotify when I came across their music and really enjoyed myself,” says MANON. She has since released a slew of experimental singles, including her latest, “TROLL ME”, a frenzied collaboration with international hyperpop group SIX IMPALA.

It’s this track she chose to perform for iD Japan’s iN SESSION series – a rainbow-hued adventure that follows the pink-haired performer from rooftop to studio, things rapidly evolving from cute anthem to distorted shouto anthem. But while his music is forward-looking, MANON’s aesthetic is purely 90s and early 2000s; all the baby t-shirts and the first digital cameras and Fruits magazine. Wanting to know more about MANON and the source of her creative inspiration, we caught up with her to chat.

Can you tell us a bit about your aesthetic? For us, it’s giving Gyaru**.
**My favorite clothes are chibi t-shirts, miniskirts, baggy socks and mittens. I only recently realized that these were items belonging to the Gyaru culture. So it wasn’t that I liked it from the start, but rather that the things I liked and collected turned out to be that way.

And yet, the song you performed for your iN SESSION covers genres such as pop, emo and shouto…Yes, “TROLL ME” is a song I wrote with a band called SIX IMPALA. The shouto and emo elements came to do it with them. I found SIX IMPALA’s music in a playlist created by a friend of mine and the moment I first heard their music, I thought, “Wow, I want to write a song with them!” So I contacted them several times on Instagram telling them that, and finally we decided to do a song together.

** You have great energy!
**Well, I really wanted to work with them, so I couldn’t stop DMing! You know, SIX IMPALA is a six-piece band, but they only communicate with each other over the internet, and they told me they haven’t even met in person yet.

manon sitting on a barrier in the street

** So how did you work with them on the production?
**We did everything online. I liked the rock side of SIX IMPALA, so I said I wanted to do an emo song with guitar sounds and they immediately sent me the sounds for the first part. Then one of the members suggested, “Wouldn’t it be fun if we could shout?” I thought it would be interesting to try, so I did.

** Seems like this kind of expression is an exploration of the “dark” side of MANON.
** Only recently have I been able to express this element on my own. Mignon was front and center before, when I was producing my music alone, but since collaborating, I’ve also been able to write lyrics about parts other than the “cute” introverted self. Also, since coming to Tokyo, I’ve had a lot more experience of seeing and hearing a lot of art, so I think I’ve been inspired by that too, and I’ve been able to write about more complex emotions.

a shot looking at manon, hands on her head
Manon in pain rests her head on her hand

** Are there any works that have inspired you recently?
** A Thai drama on Netflix called Transfer Student Nano. In fact, I put myself in his shoes and wrote some lyrics.

** What’s next for you?
**I would like to continue collaborating with other people, because I don’t think “TROLL ME” is something I could have created myself. I also secretly want to be in a horror movie…it would be interesting to scare people in a movie, wouldn’t it?

pink haired manon wearing a school skirt in front of a wall of sake barrels in yoyogi park


Photography Tanase

MANON wears Chanel necklaces and bracelets

10 Dr. Stone Characters Who Would Make Great Pokemon Masters https://kenthe390.com/10-dr-stone-characters-who-would-make-great-pokemon-masters/ Sun, 19 Jun 2022 21:29:04 +0000 https://kenthe390.com/10-dr-stone-characters-who-would-make-great-pokemon-masters/

Dr Stone is a time-based isekai anime series where the main characters are rewarded for their creative and ingenious thinking in a new Stone Age 3,700 years in the future. In this primitive era, only the strong or the smart can survive. Characters such as Senku Ishigami the teenage scientist and the muscular Tsukasa Shishio understand this well.

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The characters of Dr Stone are used to stone spears and simple huts, but it would be interesting to know what they would do if they woke up from the stone in the world of Pokemon In place. It’s a whole new isekai adventure, and a handful of Dr Stone characters are ready to catch, train, and battle with Pokémon suited to their fighting style. It takes smarts and dedication to train Pokémon and become a true master, but Senku and the others are up for the challenge.

ten Senku Ishigami is very resourceful and tenacious

The isekai protagonist himself, Senku Ishigami, could make for an unusual but very effective Pokémon trainer if he really wanted to. In the original version Dr StoneSenku has never really shown an affinity for animals, but he’s up for any challenge, and luckily for him, there are consistent rules for how Pokémon fight.

Senku can get excited about the amazing variety of Pokemon, start collecting them all and study their taxonomy to learn how these species are related to each other. Then he could use his painstaking research to train his core team to fight any enemy and win with the right techniques.

9 Chrome is very ingenious

Chrome is a clumsy but quick-witted “wizard” or amateur scientist who grew up in Ishigami Village. Like Senku, Chrome is a curious and resourceful researcher who has spent long hours collecting specimens of unusual rocks and minerals. No doubt he is also used to being surrounded by wild animals.

Chrome can do anything with anything, and it’s used to getting results with limited resources. Someone like that could capture any Pokémon they find and find an effective way to battle them, even if the Gym Leaders they face have much stronger Pokémon. When we want we can.

8 Kohaku Should Train Agile Fighting Pokemon

A large number of Dr Stone the main characters are dedicated fighters, battling their foes with spears, primitive knives, or even with their bare hands. For this reason, many of these characters would prefer Fighting-type Pokemon with hard-hitting moves that don’t rely on elemental trickery.

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The agile warrior Kohaku is one such character, a brave girl who would gladly capture a variety of foot-floating Pokemon and train them to perform moves that require agility. Actual agility technique is a good start, plus Quick Attack and maybe Body Slam for good measure.

seven Taiju could train defensive Pokémon to survive his opponents

Senku’s good friend, Taiju Oki, is a gentle giant, a gentle boy who uses his immense stamina and strength for the benefit of others rather than fighting people. In the world of PokemonTaiju would be roughly similar to Brock, a nice guy who emphasizes tough and tenacious Pokémon.

To match Taiju’s personality, he should capture Rock-type Pokémon and maybe Normal-type Pokémon as well, and train them to withstand any attack and wear down opponents with pure stamina. Pokémon such as Rhydon, Chansey, and Aggron could be strong options for Taiju’s team.

6 Ukyo is cunning and precise with his techniques

Tsukasa’s short-lived Empire of Might involved some truly talented individuals, including the archer named Ukyo. In the 21st century, Ukyo was an expert in sonar and sound, having incredibly sharp ears and a sharp mind. He is also very good with a bow and arrows.

RELATED: 10 One Piece Characters Who Would Make Great Pokemon Trainers

Now Ukyo is an ally of Senku, and if he arrived in the Pokemon world with Senku, he will soon be building a team of Pokémon based on ranged attacks and clever techniques to take the opponent by surprise. Techniques such as Pin Missile and Razor Leaf are a good start.

5 Tsukasa Shishio would personally train his Pokémon

Senku’s former nemesis, Tsukasa Shishio, was known as the “high school primate” in the 21st century thanks to his powerful body and eagerness to fight in the boxing arena. Now he’s a fearsome apex predator in a savage future with no rules, and in this world he can truly thrive.

Tsukasa is all about melee combat and aggression, so like Kohaku, he will favor Fighting-type Pokémon for his team, as well as some of the more muscular Normal-type Pokémon. And unlike most trainers, he could – and probably – would personally train his Pokémon and trade blows with them.

4 Ryusui Nanami always plans ahead

Dr Stone manga readers know what to expect with the next Ryusui anime episode in July. Ryusui Nanami can be obnoxious and self-centered at times, but he’s also a smart, ambitious young man who always knows what he wants and how to get it. He is also an expert sailor.

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Ryusui would strive to become the #1 Pokemon trainer and would spend most of his time along the coast, capturing an exotic variety of Water-type Pokemon for his team. He would do whatever it takes to train his team among the best in the world and claim the Earth Badge.

3 Kinro would favor normal type fighters

Kinro the bespectacled warrior is one of many battle-focused characters in Dr Stone who prefers weapons to science, though he appreciates everything Senku has come up with for Ishigami Village. Kinro takes his guard duty seriously and he also has formidable discipline.

So Kinro could find a new job as a Pokemon trainer and build a team of Normal-type Pokemon, as well as Fighting-types to round things out. He forced his Pokémon to use precise and aggressive attacks reminiscent of spear and sword attacks, and felled any Pokémon that got in his way.

2 Hyoga would favor precise attacks

The terrifying spearman Hyoga once belonged to the Empire of Might as Tsukasa’s right-hand man, and like Tsukasa and Kinro, Hyoga is all about the fight. He’s ruthless, focused, and quite skilled, and he might share those traits with his elite Pokemon team. He will be hard to beat for any other coach.

Hyoga needs Pokémon that can perform precise and aggressive attacks reminiscent of a spear, although ranged attacks are also an option. He could train a Hitmonlee to perform devastating long-range kicks with his long legs, for example, and train a Beedrill to specialize in Pin Missile and Fell Stinger.

1 Matsukaze needs melee fighters like Zacian

Matsukaze is a manga only Dr Stone character who will appear in future anime story arcs. He’s a resurrected samurai who grew up in a Japanese-inspired society before Senku rose from the stone, and now he’s loyal to Ginro, who physically resembles his former lord.

Matsukaze is a formidable sword fighter, having skills at least on par with Kohaku and Hyoga. Like them, Matsukaze would train a team of Fighting-type Pokémon and similar types, preferably those with precise and elegant moves. It could start with people like Zacian, a dog carrying a sword, and maybe Scizor as well.

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From Lightyear to The First Lady: A Complete Guide to This Week’s Entertainment | Culture https://kenthe390.com/from-lightyear-to-the-first-lady-a-complete-guide-to-this-weeks-entertainment-culture/ Sat, 18 Jun 2022 05:00:00 +0000 https://kenthe390.com/from-lightyear-to-the-first-lady-a-complete-guide-to-this-weeks-entertainment-culture/

Go out: Movie theater

Light year
out now
You already know Buzz Lightyear from the Toy Story movies. Have you ever wondered where the idea for this toy came from in the Toy Story universe? If so, this is the movie for you, as it explores the origin story of the astronaut the toy was based on. Chris Evans directs a stellar voice cast.

Good luck to you, Leo Grande
Out now
In this sex-positive comedy about sex work, the eponymous Leo Grande is a young man hired by a retired widow to provide her with erotic adventures, to hopefully make up for a life without orgasms. A generally fit Emma Thompson and relative newcomer Daryl McCormack star as the pair in question.

Everything went well
out now
French director Francois Ozon often serves up lighter, sexier fare than this thoughtful, fluffy piece about dying with dignity, a subject no one likes to think much about until they suddenly need to. Sophie Marceau and André Dussollier give heartfelt performances as daughter and father navigating the complex bureaucracy of euthanasia.

Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan
Out now
It might be hard to believe, but the best of the Starship Enterprise’s original big-screen journeys turns 40, prompting a re-release of one of Kirk, Spock and gang’s most beloved adventures. Catherine Bray

Go out: Gigs

Alanis Morissette.
The ironic woman… Alanis Morissette. Photography: Shelby Duncan

Alanis Morissette
19 to June 29; the tour starts in Glasgow
Postponed from November, this seven-date tour celebrates 25 years of the Canadian singer-songwriter’s classic album, Jagged Little Pill. If all that emotional purging and angst-based healing is raising your blood pressure, then fear not, because this week Morissette is also releasing The Storm Before the Calm, her debut meditation album.

Elton John
British Summer Festival, Hyde Park, London, June 24
Sir Elton Hercules John is bringing his never-ending Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour – which launched in September 2018 and is due to end in July 2023 – to London for this one-day festival engagement. Support comes from Rina Sawayama, Let’s Eat Grandma and rising LA trio Gabriels. Michael Cragg

London Jazz Festival – summer series
Barbican Hall, London, 22 to June 25
The London Jazz Festival, one of the best in Europe, celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. A spectacular preview of the November extravaganza brings keyboard icons Herbie Hancock and Brad Mehldau and Brazilian vocal star Marisa Monte to the Barbican this week, as well as the stylish SFJAZZ Collective on June 25. John Fordham

Penarth Chamber Music Festival
various places, 23 to June 26
Highlights of this very special South Wales festival include Schoenberg’s First Chamber Symphony, nightly readings and fairy tale inspired pieces, soprano Rebecca Evans singing Strauss’ last four songs, Cardiff Symphonic Brass playing themes from Glenn Miller and James Bond, and an Italian serenade, complete with tea and cake. Andrew Clements

Go out: Art

Dance mask representing the demon Taraka.
The spooky thing… a dance mask representing the demoness Taraka. Photography: British Museum

Female power: from divine to demonic
British Museum, London, until September 25
Goddesses rule and witches have their day in this exploration of the feminine in religion and myth across time and space. Kali, the Hindu deity who triumphs over his enemies and sticks out his tongue at humanity, figures alongside supernatural beings from cultures such as Tibet, Hawaii, Japan and China.

Summer exhibition 2022
royal academy, 21st of June to August 21
How can art adequately represent, or protest, the natural crisis facing the Earth? This year’s edition of the Royal Academy’s venerable and sprawling annual art competition might suggest one or two answers. Selected by sculptor Alison Wilding, with a room curated by Grayson Perry, it takes climate as its theme.

Ruth Asawa: Citizen of the Universe
Modern Art Oxford, until August 21
This radical Californian artist was interned for her Japanese heritage during World War II. She learned to draw in internment camps, partly from Disney animators, and became a visionary teacher as well as an artist, advocating a spiritual and climatic approach to art. His suspended wire sculptures cast rich shadows.

A life in art: Lucy Wertheim, patron, collector, gallery owner
Towner, Eastbourne, until September 25
This art collector and gallery owner played a big role in British modernism at the start of the 20th century – she opened the Wertheim Gallery in London in 1930 and was the friend and patron of artists such as Christopher Wood, Alfred Wallis and Henry Moore. There is a lot of their work in this celebration. jonathan jones

Stay at home.

Go out: Arrange

Lucy Vandi and Suzette Llewellyn The stock market.
Sister act… Lucy Vandi and Suzette Llewellyn in rehearsal for The Fellowship. Photography: Robert Day

The association
Hampstead Theatre, London, until July 23
Roy Williams’ new play tells the story of two sisters, both children of the Windrush generation, forced to come back into each other’s lives after a family illness.

rock Paper Scissors
Crucible, Lyceum & Crucible Studio, Sheffield, until July 2
Chris Bush’s trilogy unfolds across three stages simultaneously – and will see a cast rush between theaters as they perform interlocking stories based on Sheffield. Miriam Gillinson

Birmingham International Dance Festival
Various locations, Birmingham, to July 3
The main show here is On Your Marks!, a triple program by Birmingham Royal Ballet with UK and world premieres, plus dancers from Carlos Acosta’s Cuban company Acosta Danza. But there are also plenty of free outdoor performances, including an international circus, deaf rave, hip-hop and folk dance mashup, and mass tap dancing. Lyndsey Winship

Gina Yashere
Leicester Square Theatre, London, June 21 & 23; Hackney Empire, London, 24 & June 25
Once a mainstay of this country’s comedy scene, Yashere’s career really took off when she moved to the United States in the late 2000s. Now the London-born standup is back for a victory lap, drawing pro-British laughs from the US-British cultural divide. Rachel Aroesti

Stay at home: Diffusion

Pick up Nat Faxon and Maya Rudolph.
In the land of the lamas… Nat Faxon and Maya Rudolph de Loot. Photo: Colleen Hayes/Apple TV+

June 24AppleTV+
Maya Rudolph (SNL, Bridesmaids) stars as a billionaire who goes off the rails after her marriage collapses in this new comedy-drama. Cue a cynical, reputation-restoring sidestep in philanthropy – which is quickly becoming a true passion. Beware of Ted Lasso, Loot may come for your Nice Comedy crown.

Ellie and Natasia
21st of June, BBC 3 and iPlayer
From grotesquely hygienic moms to delirious Eastern European beauticians, Ellie White and Natasia Demetriou craft a character comedy that’s 80% maniacal silliness and 20% heart-pounding transgression. This hugely enjoyable series of sketches cements their position as 21st-century Frenchmen and Saunders.

Girl Scouting: Fashion’s Darkest Secret
June 24Sky Documentaries & Now
Based on an investigation by the Guardian’s Lucy Osborne, this shocking three-part docuseries examines the grooming, trafficking and rape that once plagued the modeling industry – a culture of abuse fostered by powerful agents including Jean -Luc Brunel, an associate of Jeffrey Epstein.

The first lady
June 22Paramount+
Debuting on the new Paramount+ streaming service – available in the UK from this week – alongside a slew of recently aired and high-profile US shows, this outrageously star-studded drama connects the lives of presidential wives, starring Viola Davies as Michelle Obama, Michelle Pfeiffer as Betty Ford and Gillian Anderson as Eleanor Roosevelt. Rachel Aroesti

Stay at home: Games

Space Race… Redout 2.
Space Race… Redout 2.

Redoubt 2
Available now, PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, PC
This stylish homage to the super-fast and punchy futuristic racing games of the 90s will delight anyone with fond memories of Wipeout and F-Zero.

Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection
Out June 20computer
The Collected Adventures of Nathan Drake is now available on PC, reminding us why these beloved action games are considered the video game equivalent of the Indiana Jones movies. Keza MacDonald

Stay at home: Albums

Three pieces, sweet… Foals. Photography: Edward Cook

Foals – Life is Yours
out now
Regrouping as a trio after the departure of bassist Walter Gervers in 2018 and keyboardist Edwin Congreave in 2021, the art rockers of Oxford Foals return with a flexible seventh album. Softening some of their more jagged edges, songs such as the airy disco belter 2001 and the swaying single Wake Me Up feature a lighter touch.

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Why the Japanese yen is the weakest in 20 years and what it means https://kenthe390.com/why-the-japanese-yen-is-the-weakest-in-20-years-and-what-it-means/ Wed, 15 Jun 2022 15:19:24 +0000 https://kenthe390.com/why-the-japanese-yen-is-the-weakest-in-20-years-and-what-it-means/
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The yen slipped to its lowest level in two decades against the dollar, largely because Japan has a different view of inflation than its global peers. The Bank of Japan stands out among major central banks for its commitment to keeping interest rates low to revive inflation in a sustainable way (after years of trying to stave off deflation), even as prices rise in most other countries in the world. prompt the US Federal Reserve to roll back stimulus and raise rates. A weaker yen can both benefit and harm the economy, businesses and consumers. The steepness of its fall, however, has raised questions about the viability of the BOJ’s policy and the possibility of government intervention in the currency markets.

1. Why is the yen so weak?

The main reason is the movement towards higher interest rates in the United States. This makes dollar-denominated assets more attractive to investors looking for higher yields. The yield on 10-year bonds rose above 3% – the highest since 2018 – as traders continue to bet on an aggressive series of rate hikes from the Federal Reserve. Other factors include the strength of the US economy and its labor market, while Japan continues to lag behind its peers in getting its economy back to pre-pandemic size. Japan’s trade balance, which remains in the red, is also likely to fuel yen weakness.

2. Why isn’t Japan raising rates?

BOJ Governor Haruhiko Kuroda continues to say it is too early to reduce monetary easing and raise rates in Japan, where inflation remains relatively subdued. In April, Japan’s core inflation measure rose 2.1%, above the BOJ’s 2% target. But Kuroda insists he is not yet expected to stay above target in a stable and sustainable way, especially without big salary increases. In contrast, consumer prices in the United States increased by more than 8%. While Kuroda continued in June to insist he would not change course, he rocked markets with a surprise move to negative interest rates in 2016, before finally settling on current policy. , known as yield curve control.

3. What is a yield curve?

It’s a way to show the difference in the reward investors get for choosing to buy short-term versus longer-term debt. Most of the time, they ask for more to lock up their money for longer periods of time, with the greater uncertainty that comes with it. Thus, yield curves generally have an upward slope.

4. What is yield curve control?

Normally, market forces determine the yield curve. The BOJ is taking a more hands-on approach. Through yield curve control, adopted in 2016, it aims to keep 10-year government bond yields around 0% with a quarter of a percentage point, or 25 basis points, of headroom. each side – part of its effort to flood the economy. with cheap money to kick-start growth. The Fed’s interest rate hikes prompted investors to speculate that Japan would follow suit, meaning it would allow yield to rise.

5. What happens if the BOJ gives up control of the yield curve?

It seems very unlikely. But, just like when the Swiss National Bank unexpectedly dropped its cap on the franc in 2015, a surprise reversal by the BOJ has the potential to send shockwaves around the world. If the BOJ even indicated that it would reduce its asset purchases or revise its control of the yield curve, it would likely intensify market volatility and hit Japanese equities. Japanese government bonds would likely see a selloff, adding to upward pressure on borrowing costs globally. The yen would most likely rally so strongly that it would boost the currency markets and harm any traders who use it to fund so-called carry trades, or multinational corporations and banks with large, unhedged exposure to currencies. No one can guess how long the selloff will last, as cash-strapped domestic investors could quickly step in to buy the bonds on a dip. Still, Deutsche Bank AG’s Jim Reid said such a move would have “huge implications for global rates” if it materializes. “If the BOJ throws in the towel,” he wrote in a June 14 report, “then global bond markets are losing a huge foothold.”

6. What did the BOJ do?

After a wave of pressure pushing yields higher, the bank doubled down on its pledge to contain them. He decided in April that he would buy as many bonds as needed each business day to protect the 0.25% cap on 10-year debt yields. This made it clear that bond yields in Japan will remain low even if they rise in the United States.

7. Could the government intervene?

Finance Minister Shunichi Suzuki refrained from even mentioning the possibility of direct intervention in the foreign exchange market. If the government steps in to bolster the yen, it would be the first time since 1998, when it and the United States joined in a massive, coordinated yen-buying spree. Any unilateral action by Japan this time around would likely trigger some form of protest from the United States.

8. What does the weak yen mean for the economy?

When former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ushered in a period of weaker yen over the past decade, in part to stave off the threat of deflation (a downward spiral that can destroy economies), the business community was widely applauded. . A cheaper yen helps exporters, including auto giant Toyota Motor Corp., as they repatriate profits made overseas. It also makes Japan a more affordable travel destination — outside of pandemic times — for foreigners, bringing tourists money for the hospitality sector and regional economies. The mood is changing now. Costs of raw materials and other goods are rising at the fastest rate in decades, squeezing profits for companies that rely on imports, as everyone feels the pinch of rising energy prices. The rising cost of imported food and other daily necessities is weighing heavily on consumers. As Japan gradually reopens its borders to foreign visitors, any economic benefit will be limited for the time being. With the central bank unlikely to budge, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has rolled out a series of relief measures, including increased fuel subsidies to lessen the impact on households and businesses.

9. Where Does This Leave Kuroda?

It’s an awkward way to spend the final year of his second five-year term as governor. But he maintained his position that a weak yen is good for the economy as a whole, sticking to protecting the credibility of his policy framework. Kuroda often points out that the Ministry of Finance, not the BOJ, is in charge of foreign exchange matters. Low borrowing costs are also helping Kishida, the prime minister, continue to increase government spending to help a fragile economy recover from the pandemic. That suggests he is unlikely to push for regime change at the central bank when Kuroda’s term ends next April.

(Adds new section 5 on possible implications of abandoning yield curve control)

More stories like this are available at bloomberg.com

]]> Alo having the choice of softball leagues shows the growth of the sport https://kenthe390.com/alo-having-the-choice-of-softball-leagues-shows-the-growth-of-the-sport/ Mon, 13 Jun 2022 20:47:20 +0000 https://kenthe390.com/alo-having-the-choice-of-softball-leagues-shows-the-growth-of-the-sport/

Oklahoma's Alyssa Brito, left, scores while avoiding a tag from Texas wide receiver Mary Iakopo, right, during Game 2 of the NCAA Women's Softball College World Series Finals in Oklahoma City, Okla., Thursday, June 9, 2022. (Ian Maule/ Tulsa World via AP)

Oklahoma’s Alyssa Brito, left, scores while avoiding a tag from Texas wide receiver Mary Iakopo, right, during Game 2 of the NCAA Women’s Softball College World Series Finals in Oklahoma City, Okla., Thursday, June 9, 2022. (Ian Maule/ Tulsa World via AP)


Jocelyn Alo has options, the kind that have eluded female softball players in the past.

The Oklahoma record slugger was drafted by Athletes Unlimited, entering its third season, as well as the new Women’s Professional Fastpitch League, led by former Oklahoma star Lauren Chamberlain. The leagues will overlap this summer, forcing Alo to choose.

All-time leader of the NCAA Division I circuits with 122 and most outstanding player of the 2022 Women’s College World Series, Alo likes that there is a choice. She said she was encouraged by the work being done by the two leagues and sees it as a promising aspect of the overall growth of the sport.

“One, I’m excited to join one of the two. Second, I’m excited to see how good it’s going to get from here because of the college game and how many people want to watch it and stuff like that,” said Alo, who is also a two-time USA Softball Collegiate. Player of the Year and caught the eye of tennis legend Billie Jean King and soccer star Tom Brady. “I’m thrilled for the players who want to keep playing that they’ll have the opportunity and even the little girls in the stands will now say, ‘Oh, now I can be a professional softball player.’

“I think it’s going in a very good direction.”

This direction seems to be upwards. On-site attendance for the Women’s College World Series in Oklahoma City set many records, including 12,533 people attending the June 4 session and an average of 12,250 spectators per session.

The Championship Series averaged 1.6 million viewers on ESPN – down slightly from a record 1.84 million in 2021. Additionally, for the first time, two World Series games were shown on ABC. in addition to the usual ESPN coverage.

“I never thought that in a million years I would see what’s happening right now. It was amazing,” Oklahoma coach Patty Gasso said. “It’s great for our game.”

For years, the game has built crescendo at the World Series, only to see the sport fall into the spotlight and leave fans wanting more.

Athletes Unlimited entered the void. In 2020 the organization began its first softball season and Cat Osterman was the individual champion. Last year, the league signed World Series star Odicci Alexander – the black underdog star James Madison. After the season, the league signed players to its first two-year contracts.

But there was a gap between the end of the College World Series and the start of the Athletes Unlimited season.

This year there is an additional two-week season for Athletes Unlimited, AUX, starting Monday at San Diego State. There are three teams and 42 players competing for an individual title. Competitors include Aleshia Ocasio — last year’s Athletes Unlimited champion — and Georgina Corrick, a rookie who was a finalist for USA Collegiate Softball Player of the Year in South Florida last season.

Athletes Unlimited Vice President Cheri Kempf said ESPN agreed that now was the time to offer something more.

“It really will be the perfect thing to satisfy the excitement of the Women’s College World Series,” she said.

After AUX, the third season of the Athletes Unlimited Championship will run July 29 through August 28, returning to the Chicago area at Parkway Bank Sports Complex in Rosemont, Illinois.

The other league, WPF, started in collaboration with USA Softball, the USSSA and Smash It Sports.

The league will begin the exhibition game Tuesday between its two teams, the USSSA Pride and the Smash It Sports Vipers. They will travel across the United States, with the season ending August 6.

The goal is to use the exhibition-style summer slate to gain more information to decide how to proceed after this year.

Both leagues are important from a development perspective, said USA Softball executive director Craig Cress.

In the United States’ Olympic loss to Japan last year, Japanese players — who compete in long-running competitive leagues that limit the number of American entrants — were better prepared for some of the tough times, he said. -he declares.

“That’s what we need the pro leagues to provide is that opportunity for high level performance when it’s tense and they’re put in those positions, they get used to it,” he said. said Cress. “Then it becomes the norm, not the abnormal. And the more reps you can get, the better off you are. So I think it also gives us the opportunity to look at the work of the players, their composition, what they do over a long period of time.

Texas wide receiver Mary Iakopo, who was also drafted by both leagues this year and is on the Vipers roster, said that gives her a lot to look forward to.

“I think right now, I’m just grateful that we even have this opportunity, for those who came before us and those who still do that we can learn from,” she said. “It’s just a really cool thing for our sport, and I can’t wait to see what it will look like in 10 years.”


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Jeddawis are ‘hungry’ for art events, says Art Director Jameel as new collection debuts https://kenthe390.com/jeddawis-are-hungry-for-art-events-says-art-director-jameel-as-new-collection-debuts/ Sat, 11 Jun 2022 19:30:36 +0000 https://kenthe390.com/jeddawis-are-hungry-for-art-events-says-art-director-jameel-as-new-collection-debuts/

JEDDAH: After several years of competing in various local autocross competitions, Afnan Almarglani recently became the first Saudi woman to hold a trainer’s license in autocross and safe driving.

His journey into sports began when his motorsport-mad brother brought home a brand new PlayStation when they were growing up. Both have competed in video games such as Gran Turismo 3, a racing title.

“Ever since I was young, I saw my older brother Fahd getting into sports cars, modifying them and buying car parts overseas. We used to race with each other in video games .I was so fascinated with the cars, the shape of the cars, the sound of the engines and the way they drove incredibly fast.I played the game every day until I couldn’t beat my best ones anymore. lap time,” she said.

Almarglani works in biomedical engineering. She had previously participated in the first women’s race in Saudi Arabia during her spare time at a project management office in the Ministry of Health.

Her mix of roles as a biomedical engineer and a racer makes her unique, and her talent in both careers has allowed her to seize opportunities that most women don’t have.

Almarglani, who holds a master’s degree in biomedical engineering from an American university, told Arab News that her love and passion led her to work with sports cars and she chose to enter the field. to gain experience.

She said: “Medical engineering is one of the most beautiful and rare disciplines in the world because it combines engineering and medicine, resulting in solutions to health problems. Due to the pressure and stress I face in my job, I need to unload my energy, enjoy and practice my motorsport hobby.

“Alhamdulillah, we live in a big country with the decision to allow women to drive, so I participated in the first women’s autocross championship and won second place in the qualifying round”, a- she added.

After his first foray into the sport, Almarglani competed in various local autocross championships held in Riyadh, Jeddah and Alkhobar. “After gaining experience and skills, I advanced to a higher level in autocross racing, which allowed me to participate in the Toyota autocross championship in Alkhobar, and I was able to win the best time in the women’s category.”

She also competed in the Speed ​​Madness (Autocross) Championship at Dirab Park in Riyadh, placing first.

Asked about the challenges she faces as a woman in motorsport, Almarglani said: “Like any hobby you do, you need basic training and knowledge. At first it was a little difficult for me, especially since there were no academies for women, but without the efforts and support of my colleagues on the circuit, I would not have reached this level where I am at the moment.

She added: “One of the difficulties that I also faced was the criticism of our society, the fact that a girl enters the field of automobiles which is dominated by men. But now the situation is changing and is changing, especially as women become more involved in the sport of motor racing from an early age and train hard to become professional drivers.

The other biggest challenge for Almarglani is finding sponsorship opportunities. “Motorsport is an expensive sport and finding a sponsor is very difficult, so to maintain that training and to have a good team, and a good car, takes a lot of investment and you need both if you want to do well. The way to find sponsors is to get known and win races,” she said.

Almarglani is often asked what his parents think of the dangers of his sport. She said: “Of course at first they were worried about me, especially that motorsport has risks, so the level of safety is high and it’s expensive in terms of driver and car preparation. After explaining to my family all the means of protection and safety, and after observing my passion and happiness after each race, they supported me and told me to continue, and they were always in the front row for me encourage.

Recently, the official account of the Saudi Automobile and Motorcycle Federation, via Twitter, congratulated Almarglani on obtaining a training license.

She said: “I am indescribably proud to have been able to achieve one of my greatest ambitions, thanks to God and then thanks to Vision 2030, which has empowered Saudi women and enabled them to move forward in the world. writing about their accomplishments.

Almarglani’s goal is to support all women who want to get into motorsport and to create a professional women’s motorsport team to represent Saudi Arabia at the world championships. “To achieve this goal, I hope that sponsorships will be offered to me and other female Saudi drivers to participate locally and regionally, to represent our beloved country.”

This date in baseball | Herald of Rock Hill https://kenthe390.com/this-date-in-baseball-herald-of-rock-hill/ Thu, 09 Jun 2022 14:02:15 +0000 https://kenthe390.com/this-date-in-baseball-herald-of-rock-hill/

June 14

1952 – Warren Spahn of the Boston Braves knocks out 18 Cubs in a 3-1 15-inning loss to Chicago. Spahn also homered.

1953 – The New York Yankees swept Cleveland, 6-2, 3-0, to extend the team’s winning streak to eighteen straight games.

1963 – Duke Snider hit his 400th career home run to highlight a 10-3 New York Mets triumph over the Cincinnati Reds at Crosley Field.

1965 – Jim Maloney struck out 18 and did not touch the New York Mets for 10 innings, but Johnny Lewis’ first home run in the 11th inning gave the Mets a 1-0 victory.

1969 – Reggie Jackson hit 10 runs with two homers, a double and two singles in Oakland’s 21-7 win over the Boston Red Sox. In the eighth, he drove in three runs with a single when he could easily have made second base.

1974 – Nolan Ryan struck out 19 in 12 innings to give the California Angels a 4-3 win over the Boston Red Sox in 15 innings. Cecil Cooper of the Red Sox hit six times.

1978 – Pete Rose of the Cincinnati Reds had two hits in a 3-1 triumph over the Chicago Cubs to start his 44-game hitting streak.

1995 – Mike Benjamin went 6-for-7, setting a major league record with 14 hits in three games, and had the game-winning run in the 13th inning as the San Francisco Giants beat the Chicago Cubs 4-3 .

2002 – Aaron Boone hit a pair of home runs – one to tie the game in the ninth inning and one to win it in the 11th – against Pittsburgh closer Mike Williams as Cincinnati beat the Pirates 4-3.

2002 – With all 14 interleague games – and one NL game – taking place at National League parks, the DH was not employed anywhere in Major League Baseball.

2005 – Seattle’s Ichiro Suzuki became the third player since 1900 to reach 1,000 hits in under 700 games when he scored a late first-inning single in Seattle’s 3-1 win over Philadelphia. Suzuki’s 1,000th hit came in his 696th game. Chuck Klein reached the mark in 1933 in 683 games, and Lloyd Waner reached it in 1932 in 686 games.

2013 – Major League Baseball hit the Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks hard, handing down eight suspensions and a dozen fines as punishment for a bench clearance fight on June 11. Arizona pitcher Ian Kennedy got 10 games and infielder Eric Hinske got five for their roles in the fight.

2019 – Jake Bauers of the Cleveland Indians hits the third round of the season a day after Shohei Otani of the Angels hit the second.


June 15

1902 – Corsicana defeats Texarkana 51-3 in a Texas League match. Corsicana’s Nig Clark took advantage of the small park and hit eight homers. Some telegraph operators, thinking there was a mistake, reported the score as 5-3.

1925 – The Philadelphia Athletics entered the last half of the eighth inning trailing 15-4 and scored 13 runs to defeat Cleveland 17-15.

1938 – Four days after throwing a no-hitter against the Boston Braves, Johnny Vander Meer of the Cincinnati Reds pitched his second straight no-hitter, beating the Dodgers 6-0 in Brooklyn’s first night game.

1952 – The St. Louis Cardinals, down 11-0 in the top of the fifth inning, came back for a 14-12 triumph over the New York Giants in Game 1 of a doubleheader and set a National League record for best comeback.

1963 – San Francisco’s Juan Marichal threw a no-hitter against the Houston Colts for a 1-0 victory, the Giants’ first no-hitter since Carl Hubbell in 1929.

1976 – The Pittsburgh Pirates and Houston Astros were “rained” at the Houston Astrodome as 10 inches of rain fell on the city. Only members of both teams were able to travel to the stadium. Referees, fans and stadium staff were unable to cross the water.

1980 – Cleveland Indian Jorge Orta had six hits, a double and five singles, and scored four times in a 14-5 triumph over the Minnesota Twins. Toby Harrah had seven RBIs.

1992 – Jeff Reardon broke Rollie Fingers’ career save mark of 341 in saving a 1-0 win for the Boston Red Sox with a scoreless inning against the New York Yankees.

2002 – A double in the fifth inning of Texas’ 4-0 loss to Houston gave Rafael Palmeiro 1,000 career extra hits. He became the 25th major league player to reach that mark.

2016 – Miami’s Ichiro Suzuki took his Japanese and North American major league career total to 4,257, surpassing Pete Rose’s Major League Baseball record total. Suzuki had two hits for the Marlins in a 6-3 loss to the San Diego Padres, Suzuki had 1,278 hits for Orix in the Japan Pacific League (1992-00) and 2,979 with Seattle, the New York Yankees and the Marlins. His first hit Wednesday was on a dribbler in the first. His second was a brace in the corner of right field in the ninth.

2016 – Atlanta’s Freddie Freeman hit for the cycle in a 9-8, 13 innings win over Cincinnati.

2018 – The Arizona Diamondbacks beat the New York Mets 7-3. The plummeting Mets have lost four straight games, 12 of 13 and 19 of 23. After starting the season 11-1, the Mets (28-38) went from 10 games over .500 to 10 games over . sooner than any team in major league history. The previous mark was held by the 2011 Marlins, who did so in their 76th game.


June 16

1916 – Tom Hughes of the Boston Braves threw a no-hitter in a 2-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates.

1938 – Jimmie Foxx didn’t have a chance to hit as the St. Louis Browns walked him six straight. The Boston Red Sox still won, 12-8.

1953 – The St. Louis Browns beat New York 3-1 to snap the Yankees’ 18-game winning streak and end their 14-game losing streak.

1957 – Relief pitcher Dixie Howell hit two 3-inning 2-3 homers which he pitched to lead the Chicago White Sox to an 8-6 win in Game 2 of a doubleheader against the Chicago Senators. Washington.

1971 – The Oakland Athletics hit five solo homers in a 5-1 win over the Washington Senators. Mike Epstein and Joe Rudi had a pair of home runs and Dave Duncan one. Epstein’s home runs came on his first two at-bats to give him four-straight home runs in two games.

1978 – After three near misses in the ninth inning, Tom Seaver threw the first no-hitter of his 12-year career as the Cincinnati Reds beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-0.

1991 — Atlanta’s Otis Nixon stole six bases against Montreal to set a modern National League record and tie the major league record set by Eddie Collins of the Philadelphia A’s in 1912. Montreal won the game 7-6.

1992 — Boston’s Mark Reardon became baseball’s all-time leading saver when he defeated the New York Yankees 1-0. Reardon recorded his 342nd save to pass Rollie Fingers.

2001 – John Olerud went 4-for-5 and hit for the cycle as Seattle beat the San Diego Padres 9-2. He homered in the ninth to complete the round.

2009 – The San Diego Padres set a major league record with their 12th straight interleague loss when they lost 5-0 to Seattle.

2015 – Brock Holt became the first Boston player to hit for the cycle since 1996 and the Red Sox battled their way to a 9-4 win over Atlanta.

2015 – Manny Machado and Chris Parmelee each hit two of the Orioles’ record eight homers, and Baltimore beat Philadelphia 19-3. The eight homers have been the most scored by the Orioles since moving from St. Louis in 1954.

2019 – An authentic 1928-1930 New York Yankees Babe Ruth jersey sets a record for a baseball memorabilia as it fetches $5.64 million at auction.