Detroit Tigers Notes And Quotes 8-26-11

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–CF Austin Jackson extended recent success getting runners home from third with less than two out and also hit a home run to account for both Detroit runs. Jackson led off the game with his seventh home run of the season. “got myself in a good hitters count (2-0),” Jackson said, “got a good pitch to hit and got good wood on it.” in the fifth he hit a sacrifice fly to right that made it 2-0, the final score. “It’s just being patient in those situations,” Jackson said, “slowing the game down and not trying to do too much. Just make contact.” It was the sixth straight time Jackson had gotten a runner in from third with less than two out in a close game (three runs or less). Until this streak, Jackson had been 1-for-7 getting the runner home from third with less than two outs in close games.

–RHP Doug Fister retired the first 13 batters he faced and pitched the first seven innings of a 2-0 shutout at Tampa Bay. Fister mixed his pitches but had success starting hitters off with curveballs, most of them thrown for strikes to put himself in a position to work the strike zone. He gave up five hits, including two in the fifth and two in the seventh but was able to get the third out each time. Fister threw 99 pitches and didn’t walk a batter, striking out five. Fister credited C Alex Avila’s one-game replacement, C Omir Santos, with doing an excellent job. “(It helped) being able to communicate with Santos before the game, not having worked with him before,” Fister said. “He caught a very good game. This lineup here in Detroit is known for hitting. my job here is get them back off the field, get them to hitting.”

–C Alex Avila enjoyed his one game off — and so did his teammates. “We were having a lot of fun with him, calling him Wally Avila,” manager Jim Leyland said, making a reference to 1B Wally Pipp, the New York Yankees’ first baseman who got hurt and lost his first base job to 1B Lou Gehrig. “He had a nice day off.” Leyland was thinking of having Avila DH but decided against it when he was advised DH Victor Martinez should be kept off the field due to a sore left knee. “This was a very complicated thing,” Leyland said. “There was a lot of thought on this. but I’m giving him the day off. I know he’s hot — I watch the games. but I need to give him a (break). Period. He needs a break. He’s gonna catch the whole weekend (three-game series) in Minnesota. It’s a day game after a night game. and I think he needs a day off.” Avila had caught 18 straight games.

–RF Brennan Boesch may face two weeks on the disabled list after aggravating the right thumb sprain that kept him out of action for nearly a week earlier this month. He was removed from the game in the seventh inning Wednesday night after striking out three times and reporting pain shooting up his arm for the first time. UT Don Kelly replaced him in right. “I don’t think it’s every good,” manager Jim Leyland said. “I don’t want to paint a bleak picture, because I don’t know, but I don’t think it’s too good. He obviously had to come out of the game because of the pain. That’s not too good.”

Boesch was just 6-for-24 (.250) with no RBI and five runs scored since first returning to the lineup. “I don’t know about that,” Leyland said when asked if Boesch was day-to-day. He may see a hand specialist so Detroit can get a handle on how much time he should miss.

–DH Victor Martinez was declared unable to play first base, which could have allowed manager Jim Leyland to keep C Alex Avila in the lineup as the designated hitter. Martinez was Detroit’s DH. Avila got his first game off from catching since Martinez sprained his left knee Aug. 6, catching each of the previous 18 games. Leyland said he considered starting Martinez at first base and DHing Avila but the training staff advised against putting Martinez in the field. Leyland said he also briefly considered starting Avila at first but decided it was best to give him a complete day of rest. He will start Friday night at Minnesota.

–RF Ryan Raburn may see more action in right field with RF Brennan Boesch facing at least a few games off to get his sprained right thumb healed. Raburn had a double and scored a run as Boesch’s replacement. He hit the ball sharply three times in four at-bats.

–RHP Jose Valverde notched his 38th straight save, thanks to a double play. It was the second time in a row it took a double play to keep Valverde’s string of converted saves alive. Valverde gave up a one-out walk and a single that put runners on first and third as well as jeopardizing Detroit’s 2-0 lead. but Tampa Bay started runner RF Matt Joyce and LF Sam Fuld hit a liner to right that was turned into a double play at first. in Valverde’s last save, Sunday, it took a game-ending double play throw from CF Austin Jackson to C Alex Avila to nail down an 8-7 win.

–RHP Joaquin Benoit pitched a shutout inning in Detroit’s blanking of Tampa Bay. Benoit entered to start the eighth and struck out three batters, the last two after giving up a one-out double. Benoit benefited from two games off after pitching in two straight and three of four.

–C Omir Santos, a one-game callup while 1B Miguel Cabrera is on paternity leave, relieved C Alex Avila of starting for the first time in 19 games. Santos went 0-for-3, failing to get down a sacrifice in a bunt situation, but he did get RF Ryan Raburn, who had doubled, over to third in the fifth so he could score on CF Austin Jackson’s sacrifice fly. Santos returns to Toledo on Friday. Avila never got off the bench.

BY THE NUMBERS6 — Consecutive times CF Austin Jackson has driven in a runner from third base in a close game (three or less runs) with less than two outs after his fifth-inning sacrifice fly. Jackson had been 1-for-7 in those close-game situations prior to his streak.

QUOTE TO NOTE“It was a little bit different lineup without Miggy (1B Miguel Cabrera) and Alex (C Avila). We knew we weren’t going to get a lot of runs. (RHP Doug) Fister was tremendous. He just pitched a great game.” — Manager Jim Leyland commenting after a 2-0 win at Tampa Bay on his lineup, which was minus his No. 2 hitter (RF Brennan Boesch), cleanup man Cabrera (paternity leave) and Avila (sixth-place hitter).

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Detroit Tigers Notes And Quotes 8-26-11

Tips to Speed Up Computer

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Are you looking for some tips to speed up computer? not ready to purchase a whole brand new system yet? well do not worry you may not have to. we never want to have to spend the money on something if we have not made plans to purchase it yet. Therefore we want you to know that there are some things you can do right now to see if you can get more use out of the computer you have right now.

You may have even heard of some of them and if you have then feel free to try them again or try some new ones that you have not heard of. we took the time to write this article in hopes of being able to help someone get their computer running like new again.

Increase Virtual Memory: Virtual memory is the space your computer uses when it’s short of RAM (Random Access Memory), which is the memory used when running programs like Office Suites. You may find that your computer does not have a sufficient amount of memory to do all the things that you are asking it to do.

Clean it out: we all save all kinds of things to our computer when it comes to music, files and software programs. however eventually it becomes so overloaded that the only thing it can do is slow down. we ask it to work too hard because of all the things that are saved to the hard drive.

Well if you find that you have saved some things to your computer that you have not used in a while; then it is time to delete them and clean out your system. After all if you have not used them in this long; chances are you most likely will not use them again.

Downloading music and movies: Make sure that you clean up after yourself when you spend time loading music and watching movies on your system. These can take up a lot of work on your computer and if you are not doing proper clean up then it can cause your computer to slow down drastically.

Check your computer on a monthly basis to make sure that it is running at its best performance and has not been infected by any kind of viruses or worms. You can easily do this with a free PC scan that several online vendors provide. If it does need to be cleaned then you can easily take care of that as well.

Take the time to take care of your computer and perform the routine maintenance and you should not have to worry about having to deal with a slow computer. You will also be able to save money by not having to worry about purchasing a new computer when you really can not afford it.

In closing if you found this article on ways to speed up computer helpful; visit our site below. You can get your PC scanned for free and find out if it is time to clean the registry.

Obamateurism of the Day

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Barack Obama has headed home from his vacation. That means, according to his promise, Obama will have a jobs-bill proposal to publish and send to Congress. The nation can’t wait to see it.

Except that, er … we’ve been waiting a year.  In August 2010, Obama told NBC’s Brian Williams that he’d have a plan just as soon as he got back to work:

BRIAN WILLIAMS: Let’s talk about another topic that’s part of the firmament here and everywhere. And that’s the economy. The New York Times said this weekend, “President Obama has another new plan on the economy. Now would be a good time to find out about it.” do you have anything new on the economy? And while you’ve been away, we had a horrible GDP number last month.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: well, look, we — we anticipated that the recovery was slowing. The economy is still growing, but it’s not growing as fast as it needs to. I’ve got things right now in — before Congress that we should move immediately. And I’ve said so before I went on vacation, and I’ll keep on saying when I — now that I’m back. we should be passing legislation that helps small businesses get credit, that eliminates capitalgains taxes so that they have more incentive to invest right now.

There are a whole host of measures we could take, no single element of which is a magic bullet but cumulatively can start continuing to build momentum for the recovery. but look, the — this was the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, and the worst recession since the Great Depression. And so, what we know is that we are going to have to slowly, steadily build confidence. Push more investment out there. Target areas like clean energy that we know are going to be be growth areas in the future.

Look at how we’re doing our infrastructure, so that we can maximize the amount of jobs that are created. so, there — there are a range of steps that I hope we can get bipartisan support for. but right now, we’re still — we’re in the season, political season, which means that for the next two months there’s going to be be constantly a contest in the minds of Members of Congress. And my Republican friends in Congress, between doing what the country needs and what they think may be advantageous in the — in terms of short term politics.

Wow — a summer with a “horrible” GDP number, reminders of the Great Depression, and more vacuous talk about “infrastructure.”  this really is deja vu!

Got an Obamateurism of the Day? If you see a foul-up by Barack Obama, e-mail it to me at with the quote and the link to the Obamateurism. I’ll post the best Obamateurisms on a daily basis, depending on how many I receive. Include a link to your blog, and I’ll give some link love as well. And unlike Slate, I promise to end the feature when Barack Obama leaves office.

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IIS Guru – TechHui

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My company is looking for an IIS specialist. you would be assisting hospitals with installing and running our product – an ASP.NET application. the company is TeamPraxis we have two floors in the Pacific Building and are located in Ala Moana center. There are tons of great places for lunch around there. the product is a Clinical Quality software solution. We analyze the PM and EHR records of hospitals to make sure patients are getting the care that they should. Here is the complete job description.

Job Title:  CQS Level II Application Support Specialist Job Purpose/Objective: the Level II Support Specialist is responsible for providing Tier 2 technical product support for all issues escalated from first level support.  The Support Specialist remotely troubleshoots application and environment issues at customer sites and provides corrective action.  The Support Specialist is responsible for managing customer support tickets from intake until resolution.  This position requires application support in a 24×7 environment.  Essential Functions (include but not limited to):


What they really want is someone who knows IIS. if you do apply please mention my name Derrick Petzold so I will get the referral bonus :). I will also help you with the interview prep.

Cloud Computing: Introduction

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Cloud computing is a new buzz in the Information Technology world. As the name implies, cloud computing includes anything that involves applications and services that run and hosted on the internet.

Actually, in spite of the fact that the term of “cloud computing” is somehow new, the concept itself is not so new. we have already used cloud computing for long ago. Anytime we use an application that is not hosted on our own computer, we make use of the cloud computing services available on the internet. we are all familiar with email services provided by Gmail, or Yahoo. this is actually a services we get from the so called “cloud computing”. So the first basic concept of cloud computing is simple: the use of services hosted somewhere in the internet, per demand, rather than hosting the services permanently on our computer.

But what’s new about cloud computing? Why is it perceived as a new technology?

The buzz has built lately due to the increasing use of internet by the world’s population, either for personal purposes or for firms and large companies. The increase of demand for services and applications that are located somewhere in the internet cloud, rather in our computer, paved the way for new technologies, well suited for distributed computing power and distributed services, with high availability to everyone, at any time.

The service itself is maintained by the service provider. The cloud computing service provider needs to manage the service efficiently in order to enable access to service by many users at a given time. He needs to use new technologies of high speed interfaces such as Infiniband, Fiberchannel, and GigaBit Ethernet, as well as computer technologies such as virtualization and compression. Special software platforms need to be used too. Keeping scalability of the hosted cloud is also one of provider’s main concerns. Security aspect should be resolved. Payment models were developed too.

All these capabilities, requirements and characteristics, and more, posed technical challenges that eventually brought about to innovative technologies in the field of cloud computing.

Who befits from cloud computing technology?

Cloud computing is beneficial for users that needs access to computing capabilities, or to other services, on a random basis. or, it is beneficial if such a service is too expensive to maintain permanently on local computers or laptops.

In addition to regular people that do access application on the internet (and actually use cloud computing technology without being aware to this), cloud computing can be beneficial, for example, to students, that need some computing strength that is not available by their privately held computer.

Also, the use of cloud computing is most beneficial to firms that, instead of enhancing and investing in their own IT  Infrastructure, can now, on an on-demand basis, access the various services and applications available on the internet, and use them smartly, and reduce their IT expenses. this may hold for research institutes such as universities, or even colleges.

To summarize, cloud computing paved the way for innovations and enhancements in many technologies in the fields of computing, software, and hardware infrastructure. Private users, as well as institutes, can benefits from the cloud computing services, by intelligent use of services, on demand.


The author holds B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering, M.Sc. degree in Interdisciplinary Engineering, and MBA degree.


Write a c program to find divisor and factorial of given number

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To Write a c program to find divisor and factorial of given number by using functions

In this program we use two functions. one for to find factorial value and another on for to find divisor of the number. Factorial value contain most digit number so here we declare the value as long int value.

#include<conio.h>#include<stdio.h>void main(){long int a,b,c;long int fact(long int);void divisor(long int);clrscr();printf(“Enter a number:n”);scanf(“%ld”,&a);b=fact(a);printf(“Factorial value of %ld is %ld”,a,b);divisor(a);getch();}long int fact(long int a){long int f=1,i;for(i=1;i<=a;i++)f=f*i;return(f);}void divisor(long int a){long int i,j;printf(“nDivisors of %ld are :n”,a);for(i=1;i<=a;i++){j=a%i;if(j==0)printf(“%ldn”,i);}}



Factorial value of 8 is  40320

How does the phone activation process work for Verizon Wireless?

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Would I be able to buy a phone off the Verizon Wireless site or eBay and bring it to a Verizon store for activation? I live in california, and I plan on buying my own phone, but my brother pays for the bill and lives in colorado. will I be able to activate the phone where I live using my brother's information if I go with my dad?

How does the phone activation process work for Verizon Wireless?

Free Information Technology Computer Certification Training

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The preparation of the certification of computer information technology can extend to free from spending hundreds of dollars and can sometimes run into the thousands. Students in this field of expert knowledge and the repair of the desktop and laptops want the best reliable training for a certificate available for the cost that is lowest. Price is important but do not want to sacrifice the quality of education for teaching computer science.

Is this what you want to launch concerning the online training for certification pertaining to information services to prepare a student to be considered in approving the examination in the first endeavor? Free education for a certificate of the computer can take you only so far. You will learn the foundations but you cannot pass an examination of official recognition until you have enough skilled education. Many websites will give free knowledge to draw inside, so you buy some material for training (study guides, online lessons and final practice tests).

Why have high paying U.S. dollars in online training or classroom on the information technology skills to better prepare for their final test? You can find lots of knowledge base material about certifications of the computer on the Internet that will completely prepare you for final review of documentation, when you inquire by actually searching. it is sometimes useful to obtain advice with someone who took the examination of IT documentation. You will have to spend a certain amount of money for higher and more professional certification examination education.

After you reached your level of a certificate concerning the training expertise status then you will be completely prepared to take a final examination? You may very well trained in the repair of the computer or operating system software and windows but not being able to pass your final test. Classroom and the questions in the final test of the practice may not be ready in the right proportion for a review of the certification, unless you consider the real test. The assessment of a certification is different from the rest of other examinations and preparation of evidence in information technology and this is why it is necessary to know material on the actual final test so that passing does not become an issue.

Is there such thing as a preparation for the examination of information technology on the computer and operating systems in the way of which you pass the test on your first try? there are very few resources available online or in the classroom where you can find the appropriate training of these skills. to know to pass an examination and study to apply where you acquired is an art that can also be learned. The qualifications required to obtain official recognition for the knowledge necessary of IT skills, can easily be collected using the best online material similar to the final test.

Do not think that all study materials and online lessons pertaining to practice exam questions are the same? The materials for this knowledge base may be outdated. Microsoft and other companies are updated constantly with new study material and questions in the exams, which are on the final. Microsoft and other companies of information technology will give up-to-date test questions in their system to perform better improvements. these companies of industry must be equipped with new knowledge. The structure of new issues also needs to charge for the material so the industry can keep companies like Microsoft an expert about all of this recent knowledge.

How to pass your certification examination relating to information technology? this is the question that all students should think about in order to develop a plan to conquer the computer? to get the training and skills about computers and IT data is good for knowledge. Receiving your examination training for certification will benefit you more with employers because they approve your certificate of qualification as a higher standard. Just having computer knowledge will not get you the job. Receiving a recognized certificate is vital and should be sought after because it can give you a high paying position.

Ace Your Skype Job Interview: 14 Smart Tips

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Practice makes perfect. this dictum applies to learning to do anything well — whether it’s riding a bike, speaking a foreign language, or doing a Skype interview with confidence. Consultant Kerrie Hopkins, who works with clients on 5 continents, advises not only practicing but also recording your efforts to review. “People have no idea how they are being received on another’s computer screen,” says Hopkins.

That’s not a great thing, since in a still shaky economy when companies that are able to hire are increasingly turning to online interviews to save time and money, being able to interview comfortably on Skype is an essential skill to have.

So in addition to practicing, how else can job seekers prepare for an online interview? I asked dozens of executives, career consultants, and tech experts nationwide this question. Here are their best 14 tips. got more? please share them in the comments section below.

1. Look into The Camera“During Skype interviews, some people fixate on themselves on the computer screen. this gives the impression that the candidate is not making eye contact with the interviewer on the other end. When an interview starts, take a moment to make sure you look fine on the screen, then focus on looking into the camera.”–Davin Malasarn, Science Writer for the California NanoSystems Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles

2. Get Rid of Distractions“Make sure that [you’re] the only living object in view.  Maybe you’re 27 and living with your parents, but the person interviewing you doesn’t need to know that.  Let the people in your life know what’s happening, and insist they stay at the opposite side of the house/apartment. if you have kids, it would be helpful to have a babysitter come to make sure there is no crying during the Skype session. and pets should also be out of view.“–Rich DeMatteo, Co-Founder of Bad Rhino, a social media marketing firm, and Founder of Corn on the Job, a job search blog, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

3. Put Your Hands where they can see Them“Make sure that the camera on your computer gives a good shot of your head and shoulders, as well as of your hands. Remember that a good portion of understanding comes from body language and other non-verbal cues, so you want to make sure that the upper half of your body is showing.”–John Heckers, MA, CPC, BCPC, “Heckers Development Group, LTD, 
Cherry Creek, Colorado

4. Plug in Securely“Plug your computer into an ethernet port, and plug your headphones into the computer’s jack. you want direct ethernet access because it’s far more stable than wireless, and you want to have headphones in to avoid playback from the speakers.”–Fan Bi, Founder + Chief Shirt, Blank Label, Boston, Massachussetts

5. Light yourself Kindly“Lighting [is crucial]. Set up two task lights on either side of the computer/webcam. Test the light so that it is evenly lit and flattering.”–
Sarah Cornwell
, appbackr, Palo Alto, California

6. Dress For Success“It may seem like a good idea to wear a dressy top, and shorts below where you think the camera might not see it. but you might be surprised how wardrobe malfunctions can happen.  Dress the part 100 percent… just like you are going into a real interview, which this is!”–Dawn Rasmussen, CMP, president of Pathfinder Writing and Career Services, Portland, Oregon

7. Avoid Technical Difficulties“It is of utmost importance to ensure that your internet connection works properly during a Skype interview. It is difficult to have a discussion if the interviewer is unable to hear you due to technological difficulties and interruptions. The impression will be that you are unreliable.”–Lynda Zugec, Managing Director, 
The Workforce Consultants, New York, New York

8. Sound Strong“Clarity is very important. For heaven’s sakes, buy a USB [-connected] headset because the microphone jack usually provides a suboptimal experience.”–Tadd Rosenfeld, Principal at, Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

9. Slow It Down“It can be easier to talk over people on a Skype call so wait for the interviewer to stop speaking before you answer. this also gives you a few seconds to think about what you want to say before you speak.”–Jessica Silverstein, Esq., Principal, 
Attorneys Counsel New York, New York.

10. know Proper Web Cam Etiquette“Do not sit too close to the camera. Sit up straight-posture goes a long way. Look at the camera. When you look directly at the camera, it appears to the interviewer that you are looking directly at them/making eye contact.”–Kendall Payne Slagle, Public Relations Manager for, 
Austin, Texas

11. Lean In“Sitting forward and leaning toward the camera so you become a talking head, just like on TV. this is the best way for employers to read your facial expression, which can add a great deal of meaning to your words.”–Ruth Sherman, founder of Ruth Sherman Associates, LLC  Greenwich

12. Be Enthusiastic“Skype interviews tend to dampen one’s personality so make an
 effort to smile and act like your pleasant self as much as possible.”–Christy Grimste,
 Director, Educators Overseas, Tampa, Florida

13. Dress Dark With a Touch Of Color“as in any on-camera scenarios, don’t wear stripes or tight woven patterns such as hounds tooth because they’ll come across like strobe lights to your interviewer. It’s best to wear a darker color with accents of jewel tones in a tie, or for a ladies shirt under a suit jacket, to bring a little color to the image.” –Jennifer Johnson, Founder, J. Johnson Executive Search, Inc., New York, New York

14. Get a Handle On It“Whether it’s Skype, an instant-messaging client, or another videoconferencing app, you likely have a user name or “handle” that you sign in with. Make sure it’s not something like beerlover2011 or casanova4u. as with your email account, choose something professional — if you can’t use just your name because it’s already taken, try your name combined with your industry (jsmith_writer, for instance).”–Charles Purdy, senior editor and career expert,, San Francisco, California

What are your best tips for Skype interview success? please share in the comments below.

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Any tips on drawing better landscape plans?

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I need to learn how to draw quick , easy "sketches" for my potential customer to see, but dont want to really use a computer program.

Do I just need to practice better drawing to scale and making it look nice?

drawing lessons?

I use to work with a guy who would draw amazing looking plans , everything looked so neat and he could do it quick! I want to be kind of like him.

youve already answered yourself – just draw better!

personally, in my own experience, art is not something a teacher can say here's the history and picture.. do it.. u need to have the time and patience and be able to except critisim. landscapes, depending on the type of mood, style or tecnique you're going for, trial and error may be a costly and timely answer, but is the best way to realize ways of improvement, and your comfort zone when it comes to the selected scenery you choose to draw.
~and NO to lessons: lessons are ways that people critisize constantly which can really bring you down in the dumps.. i stoped drawing for a long time because i was put down by someone i didn't even know.. and i was 9.. now 6 years later.. i sat down.. desided to draw despite what i was told. teaching yourself gives you a sence of self accomplishment and u can give your self the credit for you piece of art…
~tips though for different landscape:
if ur using oil paints, be sure to start from back to front.. do light colours before dark(the light will not go oveer dark as well , and or smudge) be sure that u will have time and no disturbance. for trees, if u want them to be the focal point, like photography, don't center the main point.. use the rule of thirds.. moving the focal point more to the left or right, gives it a more relaxed and delightful apperance.. rather than up front and center which is a nieve style.(however in some cases it can be very unique to ur own personal style)
trial and error is the best way!!! good luck

Practice is paramount.

Lessons are a good idea if you can afford the time, cost and humility.

In the end, speed is irrelevant. it is merely a reflection of understanding.

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