Getting fit, getting enough iron boosts students’ grades, study suggests

first_imgLinkedIn Email Share on Twitter Pinterest Researchers at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Pennsylvania State University have found that a student’s fitness level and iron status could be the difference between making an A or a B.In the study based at Penn State, evidence suggested female college students who were fit and had normal iron levels achieved higher grade point averages than unfit women who were iron deficient. The difference in grade point average was as much as 0.34 — enough to drop or increase a letter grade.“GPA is a very easy measure of success and something everyone can relate to,” said Karsten Koehler, assistant professor of nutrition and health sciences at Nebraska. “That’s something that resonates pretty well. It’s always nice to show an association that has a meaningful effect that translates into something everybody can apply.”center_img Share on Facebook Share Iron helps the body with essential functions such as transporting oxygen in the blood. Iron deficiency is associated with fatigue, lower work capacity and poor academic performance. Physical fitness is also known to influence overall health, cognition and learning. Koehler and his colleagues wanted to explore the lesser known combined effects of fitness and iron deficiency on grade point average.The 105 women analyzed were all enrolled at Penn State and had an average GPA of 3.68. Data showed that women with the highest levels of stored iron had the highest grades. In addition, those who were fittest and had adequate iron stores had higher grades than less-fit women with lower iron stores.Koehler, who is also conducting research on the relationship between iron and athletic performance in adolescents in Nebraska, says that the impact of fitness was greater overall than the impact of iron status, but taken together, the impact was even greater.“Improving fitness or maintaining a high level of fitness can be important for collegiate success,” said Koehler. “Ideally, we should also make sure the diet is appropriate to prevent nutrient deficiencies.”An unfit person who makes good on a New Year’s resolution will not suddenly improve their GPA, Koehler said, “but there’s profound evidence that it goes hand-in-hand–that training has an effect on cognitive performance.”The study was published in January’s edition of The Journal of Nutrition and is available online.last_img read more

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Affinia Global Brake & Chassis Names Senior Vice President Sales

first_imgANN ARBOR, Mich. – Bruce Tartaglione has been named senior vice president of sales for Affinia Global Brake & Chassis. In his new position, Tartaglione will be responsible for management of a global sales organization representing the Raybestos brand and private label offerings. He has more than 30 years of leadership experience in the automotive aftermarket. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement “Bruce brings a strong customer-centric focus to his new position with a long track record of successfully identifying product and service needs, coupled with quickly bringing innovative solutions to market,” said H. David Overbeeke, president of Affinia Global Brake & Chassis. “Best of all, Bruce champions a value-added sales approach, anchored in exceptional customer service, category management, marketing and technical training that are essential complements to our World Smart business strategy of offering consistently high quality and competitively priced products.” Tartaglione comes to Affinia from United Components Inc. of Evansville, Ind., where he served as vice president of traditional aftermarket. In this position, he was responsible for coordinating aftermarket sales for four business units, while piloting a digital marketing initiative. He has also previously held management positions with Standard Motor Products and BWD (Echlin/Dana). Throughout his career, Tartaglione has worked closely with retail customers on strategic marketing initiatives while fostering corporate cultures that support long-term aftermarket relationships.            “Today’s successful sales organizations combine an intense focus on product innovation, digital-based marketing and responsive customer service, all within a global perspective on supply chains,” Tartaglione said. “Affinia Global Brake & Chassis has established itself as a leader in the aftermarket with its World Smart approach, and I look forward to joining a team clearly on the leading edge.”Advertisement Tartaglione is active with several aftermarket trade organizations, including service on the AAIA Marketing and Membership Committee since 2007 and membership with the AWDA Manufacturers’ Advisory Council since 2005.  He attended Lakeland College in Mentor, Ohio.last_img read more

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Lunch With A Leader: Self Help; LA Cares July 16

first_imgLWVLA News:This month’s Lunch with a Leader presented for the community by the League of Women Voters is 11:45 a.m., July 16 in Mesa Public Library.Two very important Los Alamos based services, Self Help, Inc. and LA Cares will be presenting.Speaking for LA Cares is Linda Burns. She is originally from Delaware, but she and her husband Don came to Los Alamos 30 years ago, by way of Wisconsin and New York, where their three children grew up.Burns graduated from Ursinus College with a major in math, and the University of Michigan where she earned a master’s in library science. She was the assistant librarian of the Library Commission for the State of Delaware and then a stay at home mom but did medical transcriptions part time.She was looking for an activity, after years of volunteering in both Boy and Girl Scouting, PTA, when she saw a small item in the Monitor “Food Distribution… This month seeking donations of pasta and pasta sauce.” That did it, and here she is, more than 24 years later, 22 of them serving as secretary of the LA Cares Board.The other speaker, Taylor, arrived in Los Alamos as an 8th grade student. After graduating from Los Alamos High School, she went to Lewis and Clark College where she graduated summa cum laude with a degree in economics. She left work in Portland, Ore. as a financial analyst to take her dream job managing a nonprofit in the town that she took for granted growing up. In her free time, Taylor sings as a solo performer as well as member and founder of several ensembles.There will be lunch from the CO+OP for those who wish to order one. Contact Karyl Ann Armbruster for a description of food selections available at kaskacayman@gmail.com or 505.231.8286.last_img read more

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Topper Volleyball Wins District Title With 8-0 Record!

first_imgEden Shmierer bumps a serve into play in the back court as Gracie Swensen waits for the rebound. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com The Topper team proudly display their district trophy and medals they were awarded for winning the district title with a district record of 8-0. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com The Topper Volleyball team celebrates their victory over the Pojoaque Elkettes to claim the District Title. The Toppers finishes district play with a district title and an 8-0 record in a contest played Friday evening in Griffith Gym. Los Alamos overcame 54 errors and an 0-2 hole as well as being down 10-18 in the 3rd set to pull off what can only be noted as an epic comeback late Friday night to clinch District 2-4A for the second year in a row. Led by an error free receiving night from Gracie Swensen and hustle plays in the back row most of the night. The team found a spark after the last timeout of the 3rd set as Elise Olivas pulled the Toppers even from the service line. It seemed that is all that was needed as the team righted the ship. Natalie Gallegos led with 24 kills followed by Eden Schmierer with 10 kills. Michaela Gonzales and Ariel Edkin added 8 kills each. The Toppers put up big blocks again tallying up 38 for the night. The Hilltoppers will look to defend their District Tournament title Saturday in Los Alamos and anticipate their guaranteed seeding for the State Tournament. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.comNatalie Gallegos spike-kills a ball over the defense of Ashten Martinez and Lauryn Gomez, one of her 24 kills for the night. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.comAriel Edkin spikes a ball over Lauryn Gomez, one of the 8 kills she had for the night. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.comVictoria Maestas bumps a ball into play in the first set. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com Machaela Gonzales serves up an ace serve in the first set. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com Nadia Gonzales and Ariel Edkin are a wall to block the spike attempt by Alicia Quintana in the second set. The Toppers were credited with 38 blocks for the night. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.comlast_img read more

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Nitrogen facility continues operations in Alaska

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Rickmers-Linie’s christens newest ship in Mumbai

first_imgThe base ports served are Hamburg, Antwerp, Genoa, Mumbai and Chennai but the service is capable of serving a wide variety of additional ports on inducement.Rickmers Tianjin joins her sistership Rickmers Yokohama and the charter ships Linde, Martin and Baltic Winteron the Indian service.On her maiden voyage from Europe, Rickmers Tianjin was named in the Port of Mumbai on January 9. This is the first time Rickmers has held a naming ceremony in India but it continues a more modern tradition of choosing for such celebrations locations that are important base ports in the Rickmers global network.The naming was preceded by a puja, a religious ceremony performed in the morning by three Indian priests (pundits) and attended by the ship’s crew, officers and Capt Dadachanji as the representative of Rickmers.Rickmers Tianjin’s sponsor was Mrs Kamini Kotak , a prominent member of the Kotak family which owns United Liner Agencies of India (Pvt) Ltd (ULA), Rickmers-Linie’s general agent in India.Other distinguished guests at the dinner were Mr Rajeev Gupta, Chairman of Mumbai Port Trust and Mr Hazari,Chairman of the Shipping Corporation of India (SCI). There were a total of 30 guests in the port and about 80 for the dinner in the Taj Mahal Palace HotelRickmers Tianjin and Rickmers Yokohama are both equipped with two 150 tonne cranes and an 80 tonne crane. This enables them to lift up to 300 tonnes by twinning the two larger cranes.Being smaller than the nine 30,000 dwt vessels operated by Rickmers on its Round-the-World Pearl String service, the ships employed on the revamped Indian service offer greater flexibility to serve ports such as Mumbai – where locks restrict the size of vessels – as well as various smaller ports on an inducement basis.A full ships profile of the Rickmers Tianjin appears in the Jan/Feb edition of HLPFI magazine.Rickmers Tianjin has now joined her sistership Rickmers Yokohama, seen here in the English Channel, on the Europe India Service.www.rickmers-linie.comlast_img read more

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GAELIC LANGUAGE PLANS FOR POLICE SCOTLAND OUT FOR CONSULTATION

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInPolice Scotland and the Scottish Police Authority (SPA) have today (15 October 2015) launched a joint public consultation seeking views on their respective draft Gaelic Language Plans.The draft plans were unveiled at the Royal National Mòd in Oban, with the support of Bòrd Na Gàidhlig, alongside officers wearing uniforms bearing English and Gaelic forms of Police Scotland and a vehicle with the Gaelic version of the Police Scotland logo.Gaelic Language Plans are a statutory requirement for all public bodies in Scotland. The Plans detail how the police service and the police authority will contribute to creating a sustainable future for Gaelic in Scotland. The commitments contained in each plan aim to raise the status and profile of Gaelic, and create practical opportunities for learning and use of the language.Some of the potential developments contained in both Police Scotland and the SPA plans include:• Dual branding of the Police Scotland/ Poileas Alba logo to feature on police uniforms, signage and police vehicles on a replacement cost neutral basis,• Enhanced opportunities for the public to communicate with Police Scotland and the SPA in Gaelic,• Increased number of corporate publications made available in Gaelic,• The introduction of training opportunities for police officers and police staff to learn Gaelic• Dedicated Gaelic pages on Police Scotland and the SPA’s websitePolice Scotland and the SPA are now inviting members of the public and members of staff to read their draft plans and provide feedback on them. The separate plans are available electronically, from Police Scotland and SPA websites, and upon request, in hard copy.Chief Superintendent Julian Innes, Local Policing Commander for Highland and Islands Division, and project lead, said: “As a public body Police Scotland has a legal obligation to develop a Gaelic Language Plan and we will do that in consultation with the communities we serve and the organisations who work with us.“The consultation is open and accessible to anyone and I’d encourage those who would like a chance to contribute to do so by making contact with their views.“Gaelic-speaking communities exist throughout Scotland, although obviously the majority of those who use Gaelic live across the Highlands and Islands region.”Ian Ross, SPA Board Member, added:“As one of Scotland’s national languages, Gaelic has played a central part in Scotland’s culture and heritage. Our first Gaelic Language Plan sets out how the SPA will improve understanding and use of Gaelic within our organisation, which in turn will improve how we engage with Scotland’s communities.”“I would encourage the public and police officers and police staff to read both the SPA and Police Scotland Gaelic Language Plans and give us their feedback on the commitments we are considering.”Dr Alasdair Allan MSP, Minister for Learning, Science and Scotland’s Languages, said: “As Minister with responsibility for Gaelic, I am delighted to support the launch of this consultation. The Scottish Government is firmly committed to supporting all our indigenous languages, including Gaelic. It is welcome to see Police Scotland and the Scottish Police Authority demonstrating such firm commitment to supporting Gaelic and I encourage anyone with an interest to have their say on these important publications.”Bòrd na Gàidhlig Interim CEO, Joe Moore said: “Gaelic Language Plans have proven to be successful in supporting Gaelic by mainstreaming the language in to the everyday operations of Public Bodies while offering those with Gaelic the opportunities to use the language. We are pleased to see Police Scotland and the SPA launch their draft plans for public consultation and look forward to working with them throughout this process.”It is anticipated that following the consultation an assessment will be made of the ways in which Gaelic can be most appropriately brought into use by the organisation and the police authority.Any re-branding work will be on a rolling replacement and maintenance basis in order to reduce any costs associated with the plan.*****BEACHDAN GAN SIREADH AIR DÀ PHLANA GHÀIDHLIGTha Poileas Alba agus Ùghdarras Poileas na h-Alba (UPA) air co-chomhairleachadh poblach a thòiseachadh còmhla an-diugh (15 Dàmhair 2015) agus iad a’ sireadh bheachdan air na Planaichean Gàidhlig a th’ aig an dà bhuidhinn.Chaidh na dreachdan de na Planaichean aca fhoillseachadh aig a’ Mhòd Nàiseanta Rìoghail san Òban, le taic bho Bhòrd na Gàidhlig, agus oifigearan an làthair aig an fhoillseachadh le ainm Poileas Alba sgrìobhte air an èideadh-poilis aca ann an Gàidhlig agus Beurla agus bha carbad ann air an robh dreachd Ghàidhlig de shuaicheantas Poileas Alba.Faodar iarraidh air gach buidheann poblach ann an Alba Plana Gàidhlig ullachadh mar dhleastanas reachdail. Tha na Planaichean a’ cur an cèill na dòighean sam bi an t-seirbheis poilis agus an t-ùghdarras poilis a’ cuideachadh le bhith dèanamh cinnteach gun cùm a’ Ghàidhlig a’ dol mar chànan beò ann an Alba. Tha na cinn-uidhe san dà phlana ag amas air inbhe is ìomhaigh na Gàidhlig àrdachadh, agus air cothroman pragtaigeach a chruthachadh airson an cànan ionnsachadh agus a chleachdadh.Am measg nan iomairtean is leasachaidhean a thathar a’ moladh sna Planaichean aig Poileas Alba is an UPA tha:• Bidh an suaicheantas dà-chànanach, Police Scotland/Poileas Alba, a’ nochdadh air èididhean-poilis, soidhnichean agus carbadan-poilis ùra nuair a tha feadhainn ùra a dhìth agus gun iad a’ cosg dad a bharrachd nan àbhaist,• Bidh cothroman a bharrachd aig a’ mhòr-shluagh conaltradh a dhèanamh ri Poileas Alba is an UPA ann an Gàidhlig,• Bidh barrachd sgrìobhaidhean corporra rim faotainn ann an Gàidhlig,• Bidh cothroman trèanaidh ann do dh’oifigearan poilis agus luchd-obrach a’ phoilis gus Gàidhlig ionnsachadh,• Bidh duilleagan Gàidhlig air làraich-lìn Poileas Alba agus an UPA.Tha Poileas Alba agus an UPA a-nis ag iarraidh air buill den phoball agus luchd-obrach sùil a thoirt air na dreachdan de na Planaichean aca agus beachd a thoirt dhaibh mun deidhinn. Gheibhear an dà phlana fa leth ann an cruth eileagtronaigeach bho na làraich-lìn aig Poileas Alba agus an UPA, agus faodar lethbhreac dhiubh iarraidh ann an clò.Thuirt an t-Àrd-stiùireadair Julian Innes, Ceannard Poilis Ionadail airson Roinn na Gàidhealtachd agus nan Eilean, agus an neach-stiùiridh airson a’ phròiseict: “Mar bhuidheann phoblach, tha dleastanas laghail air Poileas Alba Plana Gàidhlig ullachadh agus nì sinn sin ann an co-bhuinn ris na coimhearsnachdan air am bi sinn a’ frithealadh agus ann an com-pàirt ris na buidhnean a tha ag obair còmhla rinn.“Tha an co-chomhairleachadh fosgailte do dhuine sam bith agus bhrosnaichinn neach sam bith a tha airson pàirt a ghabhail sa cho-chomhairleachadh na beachdan aca a chur thugainn.“Tha coimhearsnachdan Gàidhlig ann air feadh Alba, ged a tha e follaiseach gu bheil a’ mhòr-chuid de dhaoine a tha cleachdadh Gàidhlig a’ fuireach air a’ Ghàidhealtachd agus sna h-Eileanan.”Thuirt Iain Ros, Ball de Bhòrd an UPA:“Mar aon de chànanan nàiseanta na h-Alba, tha Gàidhlig air a bhith na pàirt fìor chudromach de chultar is dualchas na h-Alba. Tha a’ chiad Phlana Gàidhlig againn a’ cur an cèill mar a tha an UPA a’ dol a leudachadh na h-ìre ’s gu bheil a’ Ghàidhlig air a tuigsinn agus air a cleachdadh taobh a-staigh na buidhne, agus mar thoradh air sin bidh conaltradh nas fheàrr eadar sinn fhìn is coimhearsnachdan an h-Alba.“Bhrosnaichinn buill den phoball agus oifigearan poilis agus luchd-obrach a’ phoilis na Planaichean Gàidhlig aig an UPA agus Poileas Alba a leughadh agus na beachdan aca a thoirt dhuinn air na cinn-uidhe a tha sinn a’ moladh.”Thuirt an Dr Alasdair Allan BPA, am Ministear airson Ionnsachaidh, Saidheans agus Cànanan na h-Alba: “Mar Mhinistear le uallach airson Gàidhlig, tha mi fìor thoilichte mo thaic a thoirt don cho-chomhairleachadh seo a tha ga fhoillseachadh. Tha Riaghaltas na h-Alba daingeann nar taic do gach cànan dùthchasach a th’ againn, agus tha a’ Ghàidhlig air aonan de na cànanan sin. Tha mi a’ cur fàilte air an taic làidir a tha Poileas Alba agus Ùghdarras Poileas na h-Alba a’ sealltainn don Ghàidhlig agus dh’iarrainn air duine sam bith aig a bheil ùidh sna Planaichean cudromach seo am beachd a thoirt seachad.”Thuirt Ceannard Eadar-amail Bhòrd na Gàidhlig, Joe Moore: “Tha Planaichean Gàidhlig air soirbheachadh gu mòr ann a bhith toirt taic don Ghàidhlig. Tha iad air a’ Ghàidhlig fhighe a-steach do dh’obair làitheil diofar Bhuidhnean Poblach agus tha iad air cothroman a thoirt do dhaoine le Gàidhlig an cànan a chleachdadh. Tha e na adhbhar toileachais dhuinn gu bheil Poileas Alba agus an UPA a’ foillseachadh nan dreachdan de na Planaichean aca airson co-chomhairleachadh poblach agus tha sinn a’ coimhead air adhart ri bhith ag obair còmhla riutha fhad ’s a tha iad ag obair air na Planaichean aca.”Às dèidh a’ cho-chomhairleachaidh, thathar an dùil gun tèid beachdachadh air na dòighean as iomchaidhe san gabh Gàidhlig a chleachdadh le Poileas Alba agus leis an ùghdarras poilis.Thèid ùrachadh sam bith air ìomhaigheachd na dà bhuidhne a dhèanamh nuair a bhios feum air aodach, uidheam no stuthan ùra co-dhiù gus cosgaisean a’ phlana a lùghdachadhlast_img read more

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MSP Praises Success Of Dumfries & Galloway Canine Rescue Centre

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInSouth Scotland Labour MSP Colin Smyth has paid tribute to the success of the Dumfries and Galloway Canine Rescue Centre on a recent visit to the centre- and urged local people to make it a point of call if they want to rehome a dog.The local MSP, who is the Vice Convenor of the Scottish Parliament’s Animal Welfare Committee said the Centre had gone from strength to strength since a group of local people took over it over and re-opened it in March 2003 after UK Charity Dog’s Trust moved out of the site.He praised the support given to the centre by the local community, from running the six charity shops the Centre have in the region in Annan, Castle Douglas, Dalbeattie, Dumfries, Newton Stewart and Thornhill to donating blankets for the dogsCommenting on his visit Colin Smyth said, “I am grateful to the Dumfries and Galloway Canine Rescue Centre for showing me around their centre on my latest visit, the huge investment over the last 16 years since the local charity took over really stands out. The facilities are as good, if not better, than any other place in the country. I remember being involved in the campaign almost twenty years ago when the centre faced closure after the previous charity moved out. Local people took it over and it has gone from strength to strength ever since.”“If anyone is considering a new pet I would urge them to make the Canine Centre a point of call. We read every day about people buying a new pet online and ending up with an animal bred on a puppy farm in poor conditions. Often the puppies have huge medical problems that can be hidden, and families don’t realise until it’s too late. They are either faced with huge vets bills or the animals themselves can be so ill, they die, causing heartache for their new family. However, any dogs rehomed from the canine centre in Dumfries have been fully assessed before they are rehomed.The rescue centre serves the whole of Dumfries and Galloway but if space permits they can take dogs from England and from Northern Ireland to save them from destruction. The centre has a contract with Dumfries and Galloway Council to look after stray dogs while waiting to be reclaimed or they will rehome them if they aren’t claimed.Last year the Centre celebrated the 4000th dog being rehomed.last_img read more

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Baroness Scotland’s selection is good news for Dominica

first_img Share 521 Views   6 comments Share LocalNews Baroness Scotland’s selection is good news for Dominica by: Dominica Vibes News – November 28, 2015 Tweetcenter_img Sharing is caring! Senior Counsel, Anthony AstaphanSenior Counsel Anthony Astaphan believes that the election of Baroness Patricia Scotland as the Commonwealth Secretary-General is excellent news for Dominica.“It means our recognition, it means international acceptance, it means respect throughout the Commonwealth for the choice and leadership of Prime Minister Skerrit,” Astaphan said on Vibes Radio on Friday 27 November 2015 following the announcement of Baroness Scotland’s selection.“So many people would have overwhelmingly given him their support and confidence that he didn’t have to go to shake hands the last few days of the conference,” Astaphan said of Prime Minister Skerrit who assisted Baroness Scotland’s campaign for the position.Senior Counsel Astaphan added that the overwhelming support Commonwealth countries had for Dominica’s nominee, was surprising to many.“The great Commonwealth countries that supported us and campaigned for us didn’t have to; they could have said that they didn’t want any of the candidates”.“These Commonwealth countries, who are far mightier and stronger than us, did not put aside our nominee, they did not put aside support for us, or the commitment they gave and put forward a compromised candidate. They fully supported us,” Astaphan added.Meanwhile, Attorney at law Lennox Lawrence said Dominica now holds a position of great prominence within the Commonwealth and that “the decisions, and the judgement, and the influence of Dominica within the Commonwealth is clearly established”. Lawrence stated that by proposing a nominee, Dominica was able to mobilize the support of the Commonwealth. “We are a small country who doesn’t have embassies in every Commonwealth state, and yet with our influence as a small nation we were able to get our nominee elected”.Mr Lawrence also commended Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit for his visionary leadership as he was also able to “mobilize another woman to head PAHO; we can say he has a flair for success. In addition to that he can identify what is going to be successful and that is his style of leadership”. Sharelast_img read more

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Indians Outfielder Michael Brantley to Undergo Season-Ending Surgery

first_img Matt Medley is co-editor at NEO Sports Insiders, covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Indians and high school sports in Northeast Ohio.Follow @MedleyHoops on Twitter for live updates from games. Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona announced on Saturday that outfielder Michael Brantley will undergo season-ending surgery on Monday.Terry Francona told reporters today that Michael Brantley will have season-ending surgery next week.— Cleveland Indians (@Indians) August 13, 2016The news does not come as a shock, as Brantley has suffered one setback after another in his shoulder rehab, but his presence would have been a great help for a playoff run.Francona delivered the news prior to Saturday’s game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and told reporters, “I guess I figure that all the work, it’ll pay off somewhere. It may not be this season, but I don’t think those things go unrewarded.I just think that he’ll come back and he’ll find a way to be as good as ever. I firmly believe that, because I believe in him. I get a front-row seat to see how hard he works and things like that. I just think he’ll find a way to come back and be just as good as he ever has been.”Despite missing its best hitter in the lineup, the Tribe has made due with the players on its roster, still hanging on to a four-game lead for first place in the American League Central Division.Francona talked about his team’s success even with the injury to the star outfielder.“We’ve basically played without him this year,” Francona said. “So we’ll just keep playing. That’s what we always do.”The Tribe has scored 27 runs over its last two games, dominating the Angels, but has not played its best baseball since the All-Star Break, going 13-12. Brantley’s season-ending surgery is not great news for the club, but at least there’s clarity going forward and the team knows what it has to do to hopefully make a deep playoff run. Matt Medleycenter_img Related Topicslast_img read more

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