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This Doom Patrol review includes spoilers.

Doom Patrol Season Two Episode 5

Well, that escalated quickly. After what seems like a rather low-lying episode where Doom Patrol lulls viewers into a false sense of safety, all hell breaks out, and there’s no going back now. A stark shift from the party setting of last week,”Finger Patrol” delivers betrayal, murder, and a severed finger. Oh, and also a’70s-inspired opening credits to get a show starring our robot cops.

The episode feels like a tiny bit of clean up following the Danny celebration, and at first it seems as though our characters will soon be processing the feelings and revelations from that incident. Rita goes to audition for community theater, Larry sets out to assist his son Paul clean out his deceased son’s house, and Vic essentially stalks Roni (with Cliff in tow), and Dorothy appears content to be a small girl and perform with Baby Doll. And Chief continues on his apology tour, now\.

This Jane and Chief scene is a powerful character moment because she doesn’t forgive him, but does seem to believe him, and is amenable to his aid. The shift from Jane into Baby Doll foreboding and is touching. Baby Doll is Niles’ kid, and he’s been a dad. Sure, it’s sweet to see Baby Doll and Dorothy have a BFF meet-cute, however all kids fight, and a skirmish is definitely to be expected as Hammerhead observes.

Additionally, both Baby Doll and Dorothy are already immature for their ages due to lives locked away by grown-ups. Dorothy still wishes to be taken seriously, and Baby Doll understands how to do is play. Except these little women possess super powers — their slights and minutes of childish cruelty are understandable.

Meanwhile Cliff — who is less angry post-ecstasy — confronts Chief about the Robotman 2.0 sketches. I found myself wanting to think Niles that Cliff has to be individual, and as he states he’s simply clearing out some imaginative excrement. But lest we forget, there was Cliff’s vision of Chief dismantling the Robotman. Certainly that must be around Cliff’s head as he asks Vic to take him to his daddy (and Cliff’s speech about losing his memory of feelings would be, with no irony, touching).

It is just too bad that Silas Stone is so damn arrogant and righteous. It’s great to see Phil Morris back to the series as Silas, but once he became a personality, Stone’s back to being a jerk by pretending to help Cliff. He refuses to fix among the misfit toys of Niles Caulder, although it isn’t that he can not\. Still, Silas’ refusal underscores how the Chief appears to create a trail of destruction so it affects his”children,” even when they need help. They are the doomed patrol as far as the Doom Patrol.

But the road trip to watch Silas allows for strong character work between Cyborg and Cliff. It seems like it’s been a while since we saw these two have much time and it works. Cliff even (almost) gives good advice to Vic about apologizing to Roni, and I was expecting something far more machismo-fueled.

(Although the Roni material itself isn’t working. It seems just like the Vic/Roni relationship is happening \fast, and the personality lacks substance\. Perhaps she is intended to be mysterious, and it is just a set up for its mysterious Quorum, but it feels flat thus far.)

So how long was Cliff waiting in the car as Vic and Roni reunite and have sex? Apparently long enough to get the robot daydreams of him and Cyborg fighting crime at a 1970s cop show named Steele & Stone. This whole grainy visual detour is timeless”everyone into the pool” Doom Patrol storytelling. It is bizarre, and funny, and pitch perfect (and I wish to see more characters in wigs now, thanks).

But in addition, it marks the incident’s shift.

Cliff wakes from his daydream (complete with theme song) to grab a car robbery in advance. His desire to fight crime is somewhat admirable, if he wants to dismiss any aggression. It is too bad that his attempts result in a detached digit (which may be convenient for the Chief’s Robotman upgrades). The moment is violent, and I expected Cliff to get himself into more trouble. But since it happens, this is not the big moment of this series\.

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Instead, the glimmer of hope surrounding Larry’s warm homecoming dissipates fast. The introductions to his grandson, and the candy, amber-hued hug from Paul, and great-grandson, are accompanied with tension. Rita wisely, drunkenly, calls out it that there are open wounds. It seems that Larry and Paul are currently sorting it all out\. The second is believable, and real, but the promise of a life is robbed as Paul reveals his betrayal.

What follows is a straight-up superhero genre series moment but imbued with more feeling than many. It’s cool to see the negative soul unleashed of Larry, ahead of the spirit swoops them all away in rescuing the boy’s life, and Rita acts heroically\. However, they are also flying off from the chance of a standard of Larry with a household\. And there’s also the problem of a pursuing Department of Defense, and Paul’s absurd belief that it was Larry that led in Dex.

As if that doesn’t pull the carpet out from a rather chill event,”Finger Patrol” ends to a barbarous note. The kids set about trying to kill another Even though Chief — that needs to stop leaving his schematics laying around thinks Dorothy and Baby Doll are playing about\.

The spectacle in the boiler room is surprisingly dim. Dorothy orchestrated the dreadful scare but the latter exhibits abilities by lifting the other girl and tossing her at the furnace\. Everything happens so quickly since the children’s anger, hurt, jealousy (and Dorothy’s refusal to think her father is faulty ) are unleashed with unchecked power. Interestingly, as strong as Dorothy is with her imaginary friends, Jane might be even more so with the power to summon alters simultaneously. Flaming Katy’s catastrophic murder of Manny the Wendigo –Dorothy’s first, and best friend (and her mother’s friend) — sets up the desire placing Candlemaker free.

Unexpectedly, an incident where I didn’t expect much to happen alters the rest of the year with Candlemaker infiltrating the Underground and killing Baby Doll in the most callous manner. It is an excellent introduction of Candlemaker after he has been relegated to an episode 2 glance, and as a voice in Dorothy’s head. He’s clearly a huge threat if he can enter the Underground, and there is no way Jane can defend the Chief and youthful Ms. Spinner in another alters.

It seems like war has only begun, and a big bad demon is now on the loose.

“Finger Patrol” ends onto a shocker, also sets the stage for the remainder of the year… though I still wish we’d gotten to observe that killer tea celebration Cliff missed.

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‘Eclipse Season’ Is Done.

The following Brings Totality,’Shooting Stars’ And A Once-In-397-Years Sight

Total solar eclipse on July 2, 2019 in Paiguano, Chile. (Photo by Marcelo Hernandez/Getty Images)

Total solar eclipse on July 2, 2019 at Paiguano, Chile. (Photo from Marcelo Hernandez/Getty Images)

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Saturday’s partial penumbral lunar eclipse was the third and final eclipse at a row of three in the last lunar orbit.

Summer seems set to host a few bright comets and plenty more celestial hihglights, but it is the second eclipse season” that’s really worth getting excited about as:

  • It comprises a complete solar eclipse on December 14, 2020–undoubtedly the most powerful, exciting and life-changing eclipse to witness. That is the significant one.
  • That complete solar eclipse even coincides with the Geminids meteor shower–the season’s best–which could see 120 multi-colored”shooting stars” down rain on observers beneath black skies.
  • Only a week after the next total solar eclipse, on December 21, 2020, there is a”Great Conjunction” about the solstice since Jupiter and Saturn will look closers than anytime because the year 1623.

Yes, there’s a”cosmic Christmas” coming (just as it did last year)–and there’s more.

MORE FROM FORBES4th Of July’Buck Moon’ Can Be Third Lunar Eclipse Of 2020, Second In Weeks And First Visible In The USBy Jamie Carter

What’s an’eclipse season?’

Eclipses don’t occur alone and are they a chance event. When the Moon is between Sun and the Earth, A solar eclipse can only occur at New Moon and it is always accompanied by some type of lunar eclipsetwo weeks before or two weeks afterwards, in the previous or next Moon. Sometimes both. Occasionally there are two solar eclipses in a row.

Eclipses happen because the Moon’s orbital path around the Earth is 5º titled with regard to the Sun’s path through our skies. Those two paths intersect in 2 nodes; when the Moon is at these nodes throughout full Moon or New Moon, eclipses will happen.

MORE FROM FORBESThree Eclipses, A’Total Mars’ And A’Great Solstice Appulse’: What Is Left To Watch From The Sky Inside 2020By Jamie Carter

When is the following’eclipse season’?

Unlike this eclipse season only past that saw three eclipses in a row–a lunar, solar, then lunar–another one will be only a lunar followed with a solar. This”double breasted period” starts on November 29, 2020 when yet another partial penumbral lunar eclipse–a”Frosty Moon Eclipse”–will probably observe 83% of the Moon is going to be dealt with by Earth’s outer penumbral shadow. It is important to note that that it will not be a”blood Moon” eclipse. It will be faintly visible from North and South America, Australia and East Asia.  Here is a Google Map.

Two weeks later at New Moon comes the greatest type of eclipse–a total solar eclipse.

MORE FROM FORBESNeed To Watch Another Complete Solar Eclipse? Here’s When, Where And How To See One From Your following 20 YearsBy Jamie Carter

When and where is your upcoming total solar eclipse?

About December 14, 2020 a complete solar eclipse will be visible from Chile and Argentina for the second time in 18 months. The effect during totality, when the Moon blocks all the Sun, has been likened to a”hole in the sky” and it is surely one of nature’s best experiences.

Throughout case the Moon’s central umbral shadow will probably require just 24 moments to cross Chile and Argentina. Observers on the centerline of the path of totality (that will arc across southern Chile’s beautiful Lake District and Argentinean Patagonia) will encounter 2 minutes 9 seconds totality during which they will be able to see the solar corona using their naked eyes.

Nature’s greatest sight is going to be high in the sky in the middle of the day.

MORE FROM FORBESWhere You have to be Exactly A Year From Today To See One Of The Greatest Total Solar Eclipses EverBy Jamie Carter

Though coronavirus travel limitations could preclude many eclipse-chasers from making the trip to find that the Sun’s corona from South America, let us hope not because this is going to be the final relatively”easy” eclipse for a couple of years.

The subsequent total solar panel is in Antarctica in December 2021, there’s absolutely no total solar eclipse in 2022, also in 2023 just a distant part of Western Australia will experience a minute-long totality.

So the next”simple” eclipse for many will be the”Greater American Eclipse” on April 8, 2024 if a four-and-a-half second totality will be observable from Mexico, the US and Canada. As much as 50 million people could see that one.

MORE FROM FORBES50 Million People May Gather For Your’Greater American Eclipse,’ The Most Watched Event By Jamie Carter

December’s total solar eclipse also has a bonus sight for eclipse-chasers because of something that happens in the same week–and peaks only hours before totality in South America–the Geminid meteor shower!

When is the Geminid meteor shower?

The fantastic thing about total solar eclipse for stargazers is that they occur at New Moon when the night sky are in their darkest. It makes excursions into eclipses in locations extra-special due to the chance to go stargazing in the nights both sides.

Luckily, the Geminids meteor shower peaks on December 13-14, 2020 when the Moon will be barely 1 percent illuminated and completely absent in the nighttime skies. It will be about to eclipse the Sun.

So anyone in Patagonia or southern Chile–and anyone in the northern hemisphere who can stand the cold temperatures–will probably be treated to the sight (in a transparent sky) of as many as 150 slow-moving red, green and even blue-tinged shooting stars.

Easily the year’s finest, the Geminid meteor shower is actually an”asteroid shower” because the Geminids likely come from a tiny asteroid in the Solar System called 3200 Phaethon.

MORE FROM FORBESOur Only Known’Asteroid Shower’ Peaks This Weekend Under A Near-Full Moon. Here is How To WatchBy Jamie Carter

When is 2020’s’Great Conjunction’ on the solstice?

Only a week after the”Shooting Stars Eclipse” is a rare”Great Conjunction” of both Jupiter and Saturn that has not happened because the year 2000 and will not happen again until the year 2040.

The planets will be so close that they will appear as a single point of light to the naked eye. In fact, it’s likely to be so close that this event qualifies as being one of, if not that the ‘ funniest predictable astronomical events of all.

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About December 21, 2020–the exact date of the solstice–Saturn and Jupiter will look just 0. 06º apart right after sunset. Astronomer’s call this an”appulse”or even a”great combination.”

This”Great Conjunction” of both Jupiter and Saturn will be the nearest mix of these giant planets since 1623.

2020 may have been a bad season, however for sky-gazers it is likely to finish quite well indeed.

Disclaimer: I am the editor of WhenIsTheNextEclipse.com and writer of Total Solar Eclipse 2020: A traveling and subject guide to observing totality at Chile and Argentina on December 14, 2020

Wishing you clear skies and wide eyes.

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WNBA dedicates 2020 season to social justice efforts

This comes as gamers have committed their own attempts to social justice.

July 6, 2020, 9: 42 PM

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The WNBA and WNBPA declared on Monday that they will be putting work into social justice and honoring the Black Lives Issue movement in the 2020 season.

This includes The Justice Movement, a new platform, along with a social justice council, as their efforts are increasing to encourage social justice and off the courts\.

When the season kicks off in late July at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, teams will use exceptional uniforms to call for justice for women and girls such as Breonna Taylor, who had been shot and killed by Louisville, Kentucky, police officers in March, also Vanessa Guillen, a Fort Hood soldier.

Throughout the season, players will even wear warm-up jerseys that show social justice messages, even together with”Black Lives Matter” on the front and”Say Her Name” on the trunk. “Black Lives Matter” will also be prominently shown on judges during matches.

The NBA will also display social justice speeches on the backs of jerseys when the league resumes play July 30, based on ESPN.

Through its social justice council, the WNBA and its players’ union plan to host conversations on race, inequality and other societal problems through much more, podcasts and much roundtables\. Programming will be announced at a later date.

Council members include players like New York Liberty point guard Layshia Clarendon and Seattle Storm MVP Breanna Stewart, who have advocated for adding”Black Lives Issue” to the league’s courts. Advisers also comprise Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza, Rock the CEO Carolyn DeWitt and Black Girls Rock! Founder Beverly Bond.

“We’re extremely proud of WNBA players that continue to direct with their inspiring voices and powerful actions from the league’s committed battle against systemic racism and violence,” WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert said in a statement. “Systemic change can’t occur overnight, but it is our shared responsibility to do whatever we can to increase awareness and foster the justice we expect to see in society”

The announcement comes as several WNBA players, such as Atlanta guard Renee Montgomery along with the Washington Mystics’ Natasha Cloud, have chosen out of the 2020 year to concentrate on social justice reform. Cloud recently marched in Washington, D.C., to support Black Lives Matter and mark Juneteenth.

WNBA celebrity Maya Moore set her basketball career on hold two seasons ago to help free her friend Jonathan Irons, who had been convicted of burglary and attack\. He had been published on July 1 after 22 years in prison.

Other players have stated they’ll be not be enjoying this season because of health concerns amid COVID-19. The season is going to be performed without fans in attendance due to the pandemic.

On Monday, the league announced that seven WNBA players tested positive for COVID-19 from 137 players analyzed between June 28 and July 5.

ABC News’ Kayna Whitworth contributed to this report.


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‘The Chi’ Season 3 Episode 3 Preview: Will Victor Trig be instrumental in finding Kiesha Williams?

While the logline also hints at new developments for Emmett In Addition, it serves as a Means to intertwine Trig within this narrative


                            'The Chi' Season 3 Episode 3 Preview: Will Victor Trig be instrumental in finding Kiesha Williams?

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It’s been two breezy episodes of’The Chi’ so far and the 1 plot point that has left the audience interested is Kiesha Williams’s (Birgundi Baker) disappearance. St hit the roof when the Williams’ realized their daughter was missing. The fact that Kevin (Alex Hibbert) understood she’d been out and had not informed Nina (Tyla Abercrumbie) and Dre (Miriam AHyman) who had been hunting all over the town for her can also be fascinating. Kevin, meanwhile, does some snooping of his own and figures out she is dating a new man, Nuck (Cortez Smith).

Having a scared-as-hell Papa along with a defiant Jake, he sets off to face Nuck who aims a gun straight in Kevin’s head. The question remains unanswered. For now, the working theory is that Keisha is at Nuck’s apartment, but it remains to be seen Kevin will have the ability to get out her.  The promo hints at an answer nobody saw coming and it has to do with Victor Trig (Luke James) coming to the picture to help Kevin later Jake (Michael V Epps) reaches out to help. 

This also serves as a way to intertwine Trig as part of the storyline while the logline also hints at new advancements for Emmett (Jacob Latimore). The official synopsis reads: “The Williams family goes into a tailspin. Emmett and Tiff invent a plan to proceed with Jada while he gets his business off the ground\. Ronnie gets a not-so-friendly reminder that his area has an extensive memory of his previous deeds.” We saw, Jada (Yolonda Ross) is seen with a hook-up using a masseuse and a livid Emmett states this cannot continue.

Perhaps, this really is one of the reasons behind Emmett and Tiffany’s move to Jada’s home.  Ronnie is yet to come in the picture and also the episode will probably find him chipping in to help look for Kiesha. The voucher sees the characters running across city handing missing posters of Kiesha out. The clip adds that she’s been missing for a week today\. Can Kiesha be discovered? It’s likely we might hear from Episode 4 probably out of her.

‘The Chi’ Season 3 airs Sundays 9 pm ET on Showtime. 

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‘Grantchester’ Season 5 Episode 4: Geordie and Will to probe aliens, trippy stuff and there’s some love coming

Promo shows a student runs through the town naked as he yells about aliens landing on Earth


                            'Grantchester' Season 5 Episode 4: Geordie and Will to probe aliens, trippy stuff and there's some love coming

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At the upcoming episode of’Granchester’ Season 5, we’ll observe how Vicar Will Davenport (Tom Brittney) helps Geordie (Robson Green) on a mysterious situation. There is A college student caught running when yelling that aliens have \landed on Earth and are out to get them. This strange occurrence has caught the interest of local reporter Ellie Harding (Lauren Carse) as well. While investigating the case, Will and Geordie find something interesting regarding the vices of the student. 

Turns out, the rationale he has been seeing aliens, among other matters, is because he might be using some medication that’s him hallucinating about aliens. The promo also comprises Will and Geordie interviewing a guy who introduces them into some magic potion called LSD (Lysergic acid diethylamide). The man believes that this substance is godsent and describes Geordie and Will that there is nothing wrong with LSD.

Even since the town is freaking out to a new chemical substance that is used on college-going children, the guy from the interview stresses that LSD is”God in a Bottle” because he used it on himself. He believes that this chemical is a discovery unlike any but naturally neither Will nor Geordie believes him. The investigation into this crime is on the incident will center what. After what happened in the last episode on the private front, resembles the caretaker of the vicarage — Mrs C is still miserable and uncomfortable.

In the promo, we observe how disappointed she is with her personal circumstances. She asks him and is hopeless how that may be when Leonard tries to tell her that she will be fine and things will get better. She is stunned that she lived with a guy who was able to hide a significant part of his life, a truth that might wind up breaking their connection\. Will she manage to sort out throughout the mess or is Mrs C led for a private collapse\?

The voucher also includes a small teaser about where Will and Ellie’s relationship stands in the present time. It looks like something is quitting Will from taking a step towards Ellie, and he tells Ellie that this is something he had assumed she knew\. Ellie says that the longer she gets to know himthe more uncertain his stand on many things have gotten. So there’s much more of Ellie’s budding romance and Will that we will be seeing in the upcoming event.

The new episodes of’Grantchester’ Season 5 drops on Sundays at 8 pm EST on Masterpiece PBS.

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King Félix opts out of MLB season, Doolittle on fence

King Félix opts out of MLB season, Doolittle on fence


Former Cy Young Award winner Félix Hernández has joined the list of major leaguers opting out of the 2020 season due to the coronavirus pandemic, at least temporarily ending the 34-year-old’s bid to revive his career.

Stars Christian Yelich of the Milwaukee Brewers and Jose Altuve of the Houston Astros said Sunday they plan to play the 60-game season scheduled to start later this month. Reliever Sean Doolittle, who helped Washington win the World Series last year, plans to play but says that if he feels uncomfortable, he’ll opt out. He also wondered if the United States has done enough to combat the pandemic to deserve a return to sports.

As baseball prepares to start its season in less than three weeks while the coronavirus continues to ravage the U.S., there is growing unease in many clubhouses. Even Mike Trout’s mother weighed in on Twitter, urging Americans to wear masks as the reigning AL MVP considers his options for the season.

In Oakland, two projected members of the Athletics’ starting rotation, ace Mike Fiers and Jesus Luzardo, were not on the field for a second straight day of the reboot of spring training because of what manager Bob Melvin called a “pending” issue without elaborating, aside from saying it’s not injury-related.

Fiers was the whistleblower of the Houston Astros’ sign-stealing scandal who pitched his second career no-hitter last season. He and Luzardo were workout partners in Florida during the offseason and quarantine period.

The A’s, who have lost the AL wild-card game the last two seasons, are not confirming positive coronavirus tests.

Oakland was forced to push back its first full-squad workout because intake testing results for position players were not yet available following the July 4 holiday. The team expects to practice as a full unit Monday.

Atlanta Braves manager Brian Snitker said Hernández decided to opt out after he participated in workouts on Friday and Saturday at Truist Park. The decision came a day after Snitker announced that four-time All-Star first baseman Freddie Freeman, premier reliever Will Smith and two other Atlanta players tested positive for the virus.

Hernández, a six-time All-Star in 15 seasons with Seattle who won the 2010 AL Cy Young Award, needed a fresh start following his worst season. King Félix signed a one-year minor league deal with the defending NL East champion Braves and made a strong early impression in spring training before the pandemic delayed the season.

Minutes after Nationals manager Dave Martinez said two players out of 60 tested were positive for the virus, Doolittle lamented not having his test results back from Friday and implored baseball to “clean this up.”

The 33-year-old said the Nationals still haven’t received the respirator masks they were told were coming.

“It’s a little bit disorganized,” Doolittle said. “We’re not getting tests back in time. They still haven’t sent us the PPE. We’re supposed to have N95 masks, stuff like that, gowns, gloves. We’re supposed to have that stuff, we don’t have that stuff. Those are the things it’s going to take for people to stay safe enough for us to continue this season.”

Doolittle said he’s still debating whether to play.

“There’s a lot of players right now trying to make decisions that might be participating in camp that aren’t 100 percent comfortable with where things are at right now,” Doolittle said. “I’m planning on playing, but if at any point I start to feel unsafe, if it starts to take a toll on my mental health with all these things that we have to worry about and just kind of this cloud of uncertainty hanging over everything, then I’ll opt out.”

Doolittle also implored fans to take care of themselves and attempt to stop the spread of COVID-19 to make sure baseball and other sports can resume.

“Sports are like the reward of a functional society, and we’re just like trying to bring it back even though we’ve taken none of the steps to flatten the curve or whatever you want to say,” he said. “We did flatten the curve for a little bit, but we didn’t use that time to do anything productive. We just opened back up for Memorial Day. We decided we’re done with it.

“If there aren’t sports, it’s going to be because people are not wearing masks because the response to this has been so politicized. We need help from the general public. If they want to watch baseball, please wear a mask, social distance, keep washing your hands.”

Yelich, the NL MVP in 2018, said he never thought of opting out but will support any player who does.

“For myself, it was an easy call,” he said Sunday. “Guys are all in different boats. If you choose to opt out or if we ever had anybody who chose to opt out, I would fully support that decision and understand where they were coming from.”

Altuve, the 2017 AL MVP, has two daughters at home, including one who was born this summer.

Although he had concerns about returning to play, he said: “I asked our doctors and almost everybody how high-risk my baby and my wife could be because (the baby) is so young. The answer I got was they don’t qualify for the high-risk percentage of people. So that’s why I decided to join my team.”

Indians manager Terry Francona has been staying apprised on players such as Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher David Price who have decided against playing.

“I have a feeling that there probably are more guys than have been listed that are probably along those categories that are thinking of things like that,” he said.

Rangers All-Star slugger Joey Gallo and first baseman Ronald Guzman haven’t taken part in the first three days of workouts. General manager Jon Daniels said they are still in the intake testing process. Reliever Brett Martin tested positive on intake and allowed the Rangers to disclose that Friday.

Daniels said he didn’t plan to announce if the team has any more positive tests.

Pittsburgh manager Derek Shelton said outfielder Socrates Brito and pitcher Blake Cederlind tested positive for the coronavirus and allowed their names to be released. Shelton indicated there are other players on the club who have tested positive but have not granted the team permission to announce the diagnosis.

Philadelphia ace Aaron Nola is among the seven Phillies players who haven’t reported. The team is not revealing who is on the COVID-19 list. Seven players have tested positive, including the players who forced the shutdown of the team’s spring training complex a few weeks ago.

The Chicago White Sox said two players tested positive and are asymptomatic. They are isolated in Chicago.

Meanwhile, Trout’s mother, Debbie, tweeted a picture of her son with the caption: “If Mike Trout can wear a mask running the bases, you can wear a mask going out in public,” with the hashtag “WearAMask.”

Trout’s wife, Jessica, is expecting the couple’s first child in August and the Los Angeles Angels slugger has said he’s not comfortable with the current climate and might not play.

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Team has started protocols for individual, which include another test and self-quarantine, before next steps.

Cardinals also are preparing to host opening day at Busch Stadium on July 24 vs. Pirates, but a complete schedule has not been finalized.

Post-Dispatch sports staff provides ongoing live coverage of the workout at Busch Stadium.

They tested positive for COVID-19 during their entry exams this week for preseason camp,

From offense (will they score?) to defense (protecting against the virus), here are the critical issues confronting the 2020 Cardinals.

Cardinals’ top prospect is one of seven non-roster players added to the 44-player group that will participate in summer camp at Busch starting Friday

They tested positive for COVID-19 during their entry exams this week for preseason camp,

Potential left fielder spent months in Florida working in the cage on the power swing that the team wants in left field. 

Six candidates exist for starting roles: Flaherty, Hudson, Mikolas, Martinez, Wainwright, Kim. Manager will ‘declare soon’ how the rotation sets up.

Network no longer will be televising USGA events.

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Why tick season could be worse in the summer of COVID-19

After more than three weeks of shutdowns, mandatory quarantines, self-imposed exile from society and working from home, nature-lovers trying to find a well-earned breath of fresh air may face a potential collision course involving coronavirus and tick-borne illnesses this summer.A”perfect storm,” warns Eva Sapi, also a University of New Haven biology professor and group director for the Lyme Disease Research Group.Noting the mild winter on the East Coast, Sapi says,”We don’t have a lousy year for the ticks. “Hikers, campers and anyone else eager for an escape can”just explode to the outdoors. And there may not be the same thoughtful approach” to preventing vulnerability, explains Dr. Sorana Segal-Maurer, director of the Dr. James J. Rahal, Jr.. Section of Infectious Diseases at NewYork-Presbyterian Queens healthcare system. “I’m a little nervous their guard may be down just a slight piece,” she adds.Outdoor crowds were so large around Memorial Day weekend, so that parks out of southern California to North Carolina needed to close early after hitting capacity.Last season, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced a growth in Lyme and other tick-borne diseases, with seven additional germs identified from the U.S. at the last two decades, even although the”lone star tick” expanded its footprint beyond the southeast to northern countries and also the Midwest.The CDC’s guide to seeing parks and recreational facilities in the COVID-19 era involves avoiding crowded parks, staying home if you’re infected and choosing parks closer to home to restrict extra stops that carry added probability of contagion.But ignoring basic steps that decrease the risk of scratching and vector-borne disorders to focus entirely on COVID-19 avoidance is just 1 danger. Another is the possibility of confusing the symptoms if you begin feeling sick.Lyme disease and COVID-19: a narrative of similar symptomsWarning signals for tick-borne disorders are”very much like the severity that we’ve observed with COVID-19, which will be that fever, the muscular aches, and the headaches, the severe fatigue,” states Dr. Segal-Maurer. She believes \a unique distinction is that breathing difficulties are common in patients, but not with those\. Yet that distinction is up for discussion. “Pulmonary participation, also to a fatal level, has been recorded in a range of tick-borne infections,” Dr. Steven Phillips of the Bay Area Lyme Foundation informs CNN. “Although serious pulmonary involvement with vector-borne infections is relatively uncommon, non-specific pulmonary complaints, such as shortness of breath, are extremely common. “The National Park Service, which welcomes over 300 million people in a normal year, continues its”phased” reopening of lands and services. It established a”Recreate Responsibly” campaign, reminding people not just about social distancing at trails, boat launches and parking lots, but inviting guests to postpone difficult hikes or new actions, together with first responders and others busy with pandemic response.Even if you adhere to the COVID-19 tips, heeding the advice to prevent bites is equally as important. Dr. Segal-Maurer clarifies a”realistic” situation if you are on a crammed hiking trail:”You’re going to be pushing into the vegetation… you’re going to be only a little bit off the path. “Ticks”hang the very tip of the blade of grass or the leaf or the vegetation, and they have these little feelers that they… kind of shake out there. So, the second you brush by, they move on. “Last month, Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine announced a rise in emergency room visits within the past several months”associated” to tick bites. “Some symptoms of Lyme disease, such as fever, chills and headache, are similar to symptoms of COVID-19,” Dr. Levine said in a statement, reiterating what other experts say.Head outside — however responsiblyAs with coronavirus, the number of reported Lyme disease cases is likely undercounted. While the CDC estimates 30,000 Americans contract Lyme annual, the federal agency notes recent estimates imply that the real number might be 10 times greater, approximately 300,000.Dr. Segal-Maurer says healthcare professionals always must ask patients about their travel and other activities. “You’ve got to pay all of your bases… we do not want to be COVID-blinded. “Patients, then, must also be asking about both possibilities.And in regards to protecting yourself from ticks, she states,”You need to use DEET. It has gotta be 30%. ) You need to watch where you hike\. And after that when you return indoors you want to do a body check. “Dr. Phillips prefers Permethrin, which he says is stronger, but”can only be sprayed on clothes, not skin, and needs to be permitted to dry overnight before wearing. “Other tips include things like putting on hats, light-colored clothing to make ticks easier to spot, placing socks over your pants and picking long-sleeved shirts to prevent ticks from getting close to your skin.That, of course, is in addition to sporting a mask to fight coronavirus spread.Yet in spite of the extra hassle for a safer summer escape, Dr. Segal-Mauer encourages individuals to head outside this summer since she believes”it has been such a traumatic many months. I think that the great outdoors is a very healing place”

After more than three months of shutdowns, mandatory quarantines, self-imposed exile from society and working in the home, nature-lovers looking for a well-earned breath of fresh air could confront a possible collision course involving coronavirus and tick-borne disorders this summer.

A”perfect storm,” warns Eva Sapi, a University of New Haven biology professor and group manager for its Lyme Disease Research Group.

Noting the gentle winter on the East Coast, Sapi states,”We have a bad year for the ticks.”

Hikers, campers and anyone else eager for an escape can”simply burst to the outdoors. And there may not be exactly the exact same thoughtful approach” to preventing exposure, explains Dr. Sorana Segal-Maurer, manager of the Dr. James J. Rahal, Jr.. Section of Infectious Diseases at NewYork-Presbyterian Queens healthcare system.

“I’m somewhat nervous that their guard may be down just a slight bit,” she adds.

Outdoor audiences were so large around Memorial Day weekend, so that parks from southern California to North Carolina needed to close early after hitting ability.

Last year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced a rise in Lyme and other tick-borne diseases, together with seven additional germs identified in the U.S. at the previous two decades, while the”lone star tick” enlarged its footprint beyond the southeast to northern states and the Midwest.

The CDC’s guide to seeing parks and recreational facilities in the COVID-19 era includes preventing crowded parks, staying home if you’re infected and picking parks closer to home to limit extra stops which carry added risk of contagion.

But ignoring basic steps that decrease the risk of tick and vector-borne illnesses to focus only on COVID-19 prevention is only one danger. Another is the possibility of confusing the symptoms if you start feeling sick.

Lyme disease and COVID-19: a tale of symptoms

Warning signs for tick-borne illnesses are”very similar to the severity that we have seen with COVID-19, which is that fever, the muscle aches, and the headaches, and the severe fatigue,” says Dr. Segal-Maurer.

She believes a unique distinction is that breathing problems are common in coronavirus patients, although not with those infected by tick ailments. Yet that differentiation is up for debate.

“Pulmonary participation, even to a fatal degree, has been documented in a range of tick-borne infections,” Dr. Steven Phillips of the Bay Area Lyme Foundation tells CNN. “Though serious pulmonary involvement with vector-borne infections is comparatively uncommon, non-specific sinus ailments, such as shortness of breath, are extremely common.”

The National Park Service, which welcomes over 300 million individuals in a normal year, continues its”phased” reopening of lands and solutions. It launched a”Recreate Responsibly” campaign, reminding people not only about social distancing at paths, boat launches and parking lots, but encouraging guests to postpone hard hikes or new actions, together with first responders and many others busy with pandemic reaction.

Even in the event that you adhere to the COVID-19 tips, heeding the advice to avoid bites is just as important. Dr. Segal-Maurer explains a”realistic” scenario if you are on a crammed hiking trail:”You’re likely to be pushing into the vegetation… you’re going to be just a little bit off the path.”

Ticks”hang the very tip of the blade of grass or the foliage or the vegetation, and they have these little feelers that they… sort of shake on the market. So, the second you brush , they move on.”

Last month, Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine announced an increase in emergency room visits over the previous several months”related” to tick bites. “Some symptoms of Lyme disease, such as fever, chills and headache, are very similar to symptoms of COVID-19,” Dr. Levine said in a statement, reiterating what other experts say.

Head outside — but sensibly

As with coronavirus, the number of reported Lyme disease cases is likely undercounted. Even though the CDC quotes 30,000 Americans contract Lyme annual, the federal bureau notes recent estimates imply that the true number might be 10 times greater, around 300,000.

Dr. Segal-Maurer says healthcare professionals always need to ask patients about their traveling and other pursuits. “You have to cover all your bases… we do not want to be COVID-blinded.”

Patients, in turn, should also be asking about both possibilities.

And if it comes to guarding yourself from ticks, ” she states,”You need to use DEET. It’s gotta be 30%. ) You have to see where you hike\. And then you want to do a body check when you get back inside.”

Dr. Phillips favors Permethrin, which he says is more powerful, but”can just be sprayed on clothes, not skin, and should be permitted to dry before wearing.”

Other tips include placing on hats, light-colored clothing to make ticks easier to spotplacing socks over your trousers and picking long-sleeved shirts to block ticks from getting near your skin.

This, of course, is in addition to sporting a mask to resist coronavirus spread.

Yet even with the excess hassle for a safer summer escape, Dr. Segal-Mauer encourages people to go out this summer since she thinks”it has been such a traumatic many months. I believe the great outdoors is a very healing place.”

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‘Hanna’ Season 2 Episode 3: Marissa’s connection to Carmichael, Clara’s Requirement for home leaves Hanna all Independently

‘Hanna’ Season Two Episode 3 sees Hanna get leery of her ally Marissa Weigler that is only after she learns of her connection to The Meadows manager John Carmichael


                            'Hanna' Season 2 Episode 3: Marissa's connection to Carmichael, Clara's need for home leaves Hanna all alone

Yasmin Monet Prince as Clara and Esme Creed-Miles (Amazon Prime Video)

The third installment of’Hanna’ sees the titular character seeking to determine the place of where The Meadows is situated. She wishes to rescue her friend Clara from the only way she knew how was to investigate Passway and UTRAX’s operatives. She finds out that the employee of Passway has organized for a drop off of implants for trainees of the all-new UTRAX operation. She believes help her find Clara and that after him , will direct her into the location of The Meadows.

Marissa has agreed to help, hesitatingly, and had even arranged to get a passport for Clara as well. Marissa also takes out following the former found out that Hanna was living and that she was the one who had broken into Passway a few days 42, one of those CIA operatives who had been on after Hanna and Carmichael’s citizenship\. However, Marissa continued to lie to Carmichael and even went as far as helping her track\. However, when Hanna and she wait to set off on a ship, a telephone from Carmichael has Marissa measure from her vehicle. 

At this time, Hanna decides to undergo Marissa’s bag since she discovered just how touchy Marissa was roughly Hanna near her bag. She comes across the card that she had been given by Carmichael and she sees the number on the contacts list on Marissa’s car\. This results in Hanna becoming suspicious about Carmichael and so she decides to escape from Marissa. In the process, she even beats Marissa up and leaves her bruised and bloody. \Yet, Marissa does not know why Hanna made a decision to alienate herself from her ally\. 

A still of Mireille Enos as Marissa Weigler in’Hanna’ season two

Hanna leaves Marissa supporting and ends up following the dispatch to the place of The Meadows. She intimidates her passport and Clara and attempts to break in and break Clara free. Nonetheless, what Hanna is unaware of is that the simple fact that UTRAX has managed to convince Clara the best location for her to be in the present time is at The Meadows. She is given a family, an identity, and assured safety\. All this is something that Clara had lived with no years and that is why UTRAX’s lure worked well on her. 

The extra bit of letting Clara read a letter that was written by her mother when she was born ends up shifting Clara’s mind about The Meadows. She has begun to consider it her house and the moment that Hanna appears at Clara she realizes she made a mistake in coming to rescue her. She had believed Clara to be somebody just like her. Someone who tried to escape the fate of becoming a killer, but all of that has changed in that and times renders Hanna shocked. It is then that she is captured by The Meadows’ guards. Hanna in a matter of hours has dropped \her ally and her only friend. 

‘Hanna’ Season 2 premiered on July 3 and most of episodes can be streamed on Amazon Prime Video. 

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‘Blindspot’ Season 5 Episode 8:’Destroyed’ fans refuse to accept Patterson’s death, pray she’used Plan B’

Well, that definitely was not a simple watch. Strike that, that was downright excruciatingly painful. Satan’s mistress Madeline Burke (Mary Elizabeth) played her cards carefully, so carefully that the staff played directly into her hands. Bear in mind that ray of hope we had in the prior incident, in the kind of Keaton? Well, he’s dead. While doing this, he betrayed the FBI fugitives and was nearly going to betray her, but got taken\.

Madeline caught hold of Tasha, while Jane (Jaimie Alexander) and Weller (Sullivan Stapleton) were ambushed just before they left the bunker. And as for Rich (Ennis Esmer) and Patterson (Ashley Johnson), that story ends on a sad note. Patterson expires and we watch the fireworks exploding in the area, while Rich sobs for his buddy\.

The eerily sweet goodbyes stated to Patterson in the start of the episode have been a dark sign of what was to emerge, because obviously, an emotional goodbye always paves the way for death in these types of shows.  Fans were left numb, unable to procedure Patterson’s departure, and in fierce denial that she’s still living…. She is not even though we know. 

“The appearance on Rich’s face knowing he was helpless to help her IM DONE IM SO DONE,” a fan tweeted.  “PATTERSON IS NOT DEAD I DONT CARE SHES ALIVE SHE FOUND A WAY TO SURVIVE,” a fan wrote.  “Nahh William Patterson can’t perish lmaoy’all foul because of that. .she’s one of my favs smh,” tweeted a different enthusiast.

“If Patterson is actually dead I don’t care how the season ends anymore. My favorite character is now gone. Not allowed. I had ONE rule for you and that was to NOT KILL PATTERSON,” another wrote.  “William Patterson is living. You hear me…. Until I see that a body, she’s alive. Both her and Reade,” wrote another fan.  “I am completely destroyed,” mused entertained another fan.

“Tell me Patterson miraculously made it out one way or another, my heart can not take all this,” tweeted a fan.  “I hate this series, I am done,” another fan wrote.  Fans pray that she used her”Plan B” tunnel and escaped.  Well. We hope. Tune into the action on NBC on Thursdays at 9 pm to find out what happens to the remainder of the team, if your heart has returned from being on your mouth. \hair strands, toes and fingers spanned.

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‘In The Dark’ Season 2 Episode 12: Is it time for Dean to disappear? Fans want former cop to cover his crimes

By now, fans have had enough of Dean and hope he gets his due. After what Dean brings in this week’s episode, for example pretending to still be a police officer, lovers may want him dead


                            'In The Dark' Season 2 Episode 12: Is it time for Dean to disappear? Fans want former cop to pay for his crimes

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Spoilers for’In the Dark’ Season 2 Episode 12’Where Have You Ben?’

We are just 1 episode from the Season 2 finale for’In the Dark’ and no wonder audiences have run out of patience in regards to Dean Riley (Rich Sommer). The former police officer murdered Murphy Mason’s (Perry Mattfeld) friend, Tyson and got away with it. During the second season, he’s been placed in charge of the analysis on Chicago crime lord, Nia Bailey (Nicki Micheaux) and seemed to treat it like a personal tool to exact vengeance on both the Nia and Murphy.

Following several mishaps during his evaluation, he had been fired. He turned to Nia to notify her that Murphy had been double-crossing her in exchange for a cut in Nia’s drug dispatch, which led to Nia nearly killing Murphy, but instead getting shot herself by Murphy’s friend, Jess Damon (Brooke Markham). Together with the news of Nia being lifeless, Dean decides to take the hunt for those drugs into his own hand\. To recall, following Murphy and Felix Bell (Morgan Krantz) entrusted Guiding Hope receptionist, Ben (Chris Perfetti) with the drugs they uttered from Nia, Ben hid them for his own profit. Unfortunately, before he can disclose where they were, he overdosed. Ben also happened to be the brother of the two Felix’s and Dean’s former girlfriend, Chelsea (Lindsey Broad). 

While Murphy and the others conduct their hunt for those medication to give to Nia’s competitor Josiah (Maurice Compte), Dean does his very own search with the intent of keeping them for himself so he can cash in on them. However, by the end of the week’s installment, it seems that he may be willing to work with Murphy again\. We’re sure it’s for his own profit, but we do not know what he hopes to profit by it\.

By now, fans have had enough of Dean and hope he gets his due. After what Dean pulls including pretending to be a police officer to search the pub of Chelsea in this week’s installment, fans may even want him dead. 1 fan tweeted,”That tiny snake Dean… He finally die next week #IntheDark.” Still another wrote,”A moment of Dean is miserable. So he wants everyone else to be unhappy #InTheDark.”

A fan opined,”#InTheDark is adjacent week season Finale!!?? Dean better get taken Out. Then his Daughter can live with Murphy. . She really needs to have a lifetime…!!” Still another tweeted,”Why do we need to wait for Dean to die a painful death? #InTheDark.” A fan shared,”I’m seriously losing my mind on tonight’s ep of @CWInTheDark. Can we finally show that Dean is the worst #InTheDark.”

While fans may get what they request, sometimes we need to remember that many of what Dean does is to get his daughter, Chloe, though it does not excuse his actions. At this point, it is going to be intriguing to check if he might be given a redemption arc or if Dean will die.

‘In the Dark’ airs on The CW on Thursday nights at 9/8c. The Season 2 finale airs on July 9.

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