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Bryce Harper Shines As Phillies Aim For Second Straight World Series




 Philadelphia: One of Bryce Harper’s postseason pressure-managing pitches involved a slider and a bat hidden behind his helmet, followed by a brief ground step and a whammy.

He has destroyed it.

The postseason presents more suspense than Harper’s performance once he enters the batter’s box. Rather, it is determined by the kitschy T-shirt designs emerging from each game-changing hit, evoking thoughts of 45,000 devoted and devoted Philadelphia supporters.

Harper, ecstatic, might exclaim, “This is my house!” from second base following a game-winning double.

Alternatively, he might remain silent and give Harper two frigid death stares in mockery of the shortstop who mocked Harper with an “Attaboy!”

As they embrace the handrail during his at-bats, Harper has transformed his Philadelphia Phillies teammates into ardent supporters with the best seats in the house for the inevitable moment of glory.

“Whenever he ascends, it becomes something of a must-see on television,” said second baseman Bryson Stott.

Harper, who, like any dedicated Phillies fan, listens to sports talk radio during his commute, enters the clubhouse with an undivided attention that transcends into the field. Stott describes Harper’s expression as “locked-in.” His resume, which shouts Philadelphia’s greatest clutch athlete, contributed significantly to his $330 million deal, including MVP honors in the NL Championship Series a year ago, the quickest recovery in baseball following Tommy John surgery and a swift transition to first base. In the Phillies’ four-game NL Division Series victory over Atlanta, which advanced them to the verge of a second consecutive journey to the World Series, he hit three home runs and batted.462.


Bryce Harper Shines As Phillies Aim For Second Straight World Series.

Harper stated, “I signed here to do everything in my power to bring back a trophy to this town.” “The very thought of it gave me shivers because that is precisely what it is about. “I genuinely adore this location.”

Philadelphia reciprocates his affection.

On the same day the Phillies host Arizona in the NLCS opener, Monday, when Harper turns 31, they will have another opportunity to express their gratitude.

Harper, who caused Philadelphia to momentarily gasp for oxygen while clutching his surgically repaired right elbow following a collision at first base in Game 4, anticipates playing in that one. Harper declared himself healthy after the game, adding that he had merely ached his humorous bone. He displayed his beer prowess in the clubhouse when naturally shirtless, he raised a beer with his right arm above his head.

The Phillies enjoyed themselves within the ecstatic clubhouse, showering Harper with beer and shouting delightfully, “Attaboy, Harper! Bravo, Attaboy!

The Braves’s catcher Following a Game 2 victory in which Orlando Arcia cheered “Attaboy, Harper” after Harper was doubled up on bases, Arcia joked that he never intended for the Phillies to hear the sarcastic remark.

Harper reiterated that his baserunning decision was correct and that his aggressiveness was merely a component of his fiery disposition.

“In my opinion, it was not a miscue,” Harper stated. “However, I ventured out, and (centerfielder) Michael Harris executed a magnificent catch. “Nothing will alter how I play in response to a particular circumstance or moment.”

Harper subsequently confronted Arcia during his two home run slurs in Game 3, amassing nine in two Phillies’ postseasons.


Stott stated, “I didn’t really see it, but I’m sure there are photographs somewhere.”

Indeed, the home runs sparked a global meme, conveying that one should refrain from tugging on No. 3’s jersey.

Indeed, the Phillies represent much more than Harper.

The 1-2 starting rotation they comprised of Zack Wheeler and Aaron Nola is unquestionably the best of the four teams remaining in the postseason.

In Game 4, Trea Turner went 4 for 4, becoming the first Phillies player to record four singles in a postseason contest. Nick Castellanos became the first player to hit multiple home runs in consecutive postseason contests when he faced the Braves in Games 3 and 4.

Philadelphia’s potent lineup over the past two seasons has contributed to a handful of lackluster postseason victories among the 16 total.

They hit a total of six home runs.

Consider this a Stott Slam!

To secure the victory, they scored six runs in the ninth inning.

The month of October has been filled with captivating baseball. Each game is eventful, even their defeats.

Rob Thomson, who finished first, is the second manager in Major League Baseball history to have qualified for the LCS in each of his initial two seasons.

Castellanos remarked, “I think he’s done a good job of remaining relaxed and understanding that the talent is there to win in the locker room.” “We do not lose due to a managerial error; we have not made a poor decision.” We could have performed more adequately on the pitch.

Harper has been considered a baseball savant since his pre-adolescence years, compared to Tiger Woods or LeBron James. The Las Vegas sensation became a hero for the Washington Nationals and was named MVP. Then followed a second existence in Philadelphia as a postseason conqueror.

Harper stated, “When I was 10 or 11, I participated in many prestigious tournaments and high-profile events.” “And by that, I mean you people have no idea how stressful the situations were when you arrived at JUCO early and had the entire world counting on you as the number one pick. That wasn’t easy.

“At seventeen or sixteen, striving to secure the number one selection with the knowledge that failing to do so would constitute a failure. Thus, that is coercion, indeed. It is stressful to earn as much money as possible to evacuate your family or provide for them for the rest of their lives. Man, this truly is a cakewalk. “This is having an incredible time.”


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Indonesia’s Marapi Volcano Erupts For The Second Day As 12 Climbers Remain Missing




PADANG, Indonesia – Officials in Indonesia paused the search for 12 climbers on Monday when Mount Merapi volcano erupted again, sending a huge burst of scorching ash as high as 800 meters (2,620 feet) into the air.

The deaths of 11 climbers were discovered earlier in the day while searching for the missing, but efforts to locate them were hampered by the resumed activity, according to West Sumatra’s Search and Rescue Agency head Abdul Malik. He stated that the search would restart whenever conditions improved.

The agency shared a video of rescuers escorting an injured climber on a stretcher off the mountain and into a waiting ambulance to be brought to the hospital.


On Sunday, Marapi erupted, unleashing clouds of burning ash.

Since 2011, the volcano has remained at the third highest of four alert levels, indicating above-normal volcanic activity, prohibiting climbers and villagers from approaching the peak within 3 kilometers (1.8 miles), according to Hendra Gunawan, the head of the Center for Volcanology and Geological Disaster Mitigation.

“This means there should be no climbing to the peak,” Gunawan explained, adding that climbers were only permitted below the danger zone, “but sometimes many of them broke the rules to fulfill their satisfaction to climb further.”

On Saturday, over 75 climbers began their ascent of the nearly 2,900-meter (9,480-foot) mountain and became stranded. Rescuers saved 52 people, including three on Monday. According to Hari Agustian, an official with the local Search and Rescue Agency in Padang, the West Sumatra provincial capital, eight of those rescued Sunday were transported to hospital with burns, and one suffered a fractured leg.

Before beginning their ascent, all climbers registered at two command stations or online with West Sumatra’s conservation office, according to Agustian. When asked how many individuals may be stranded, he claimed it couldn’t be confirmed because some may have taken unauthorized routes up the mountain, and residents may have also been present.

During Sunday’s eruption, Marapi erupted thick ash columns as high as 3,000 meters (9,800 feet), and heated ash clouds extended for miles. Tons of volcanic debris buried nearby villages and cities. According to a social media video, volcanic dust and rain covered the faces and hair of evacuated climbers.

Authorities provided masks and urged inhabitants to wear eyeglasses to protect themselves from volcanic ash as falling ash blanketed several communities and obstructed sunlight.


Rubai and Gobah Cumantiang, the nearest villages about 5 to 6 kilometers (3.1 to 3.7 miles) from the peak, are home to approximately 1,400 people.

According to Gunawan, the Sunday eruption was not preceded by a large rise in volcanic earthquakes. Deep volcanic earthquakes were only detected three times between November 16 and Sunday, while the peak’s deformation equipment or tiltmeter revealed a horizontal pattern on the radial axis and a small inflation on the tangential axis.

“This shows that the eruption process is taking place quickly and the center of pressure is very shallow, around the peak,” the scientist stated.


According to Gunawan, Marapi has erupted on average every 2 to 4 years since 2004.

Gunawan added that this eruption was not the result of magma movement and that marapi eruptions are typically sudden and challenging to detect using equipment because the source is close to the surface.

Marapi has been active since a January eruption that left no one dead. It is among more than 120 active volcanoes in Indonesia, which is vulnerable to seismic activity due to its placement on the Pacific “Ring of Fire,” an arc of volcanoes and fault lines encircles the Pacific Basin.


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Rizz Named Word Of The Year 2023 By Oxford University Press




Are you adept at flirting or chatting up possible partners? If this is the case, you may already have rizz and be unaware of it.

Young folks utilize the Oxford word of the year, internet slang for romantic appeal or charm.

It was one of eight words chosen from a shortlist to define the mood, ethos, or preoccupations of 2023.

A public poll was used to narrow down the list before Oxford lexicographers made the ultimate selection.

Swiftie, Beige Flag, and Situationship were among the other contenders.

If you are not a member of Generation Z, the term may be meaningless to you.

However, it is widely utilized online, with billions of views of the hashtag “rizz” on TikTok.


Rizz Named Word Of The Year 2023 By Oxford University Press

It is described as style, charm, or attractiveness, as well as the ability to attract a romantic or sexual partner, by Oxford University Press [OUP], which publishes the Oxford English Dictionary [OED].

The word “charisma” is assumed to be a shorter variant of “charisma.”

It can also be used as a verb, as in “to frizz up,” which means “to attract, seduce, or chat up someone.”

It’s essentially a modern version of the “game,” described as skill, proficiency, and the capacity to sexually entice people through one’s charm.


What do the shorlisted words mean?

Beige flag (n.): a character feature that indicates that a partner or possible partner is boring or lacks creativity; (also) a quality or habit, especially of a partner or potential mate, that is very distinctive but not good or bad. [proposed definition]

A situationship (n.) is a romantic or sexual relationship that is not formal or established.

Swiftie (n.): a devoted follower of Taylor Swift. [proposed definition]

Prompt (n.): a command issued to an artificial intelligence program, algorithm, or the like that affects or influences the content it generates [draft definition]

De-influencing (n.): the activity of deterring individuals from purchasing specific things or pushing people to consume less material goods, particularly through social media [draft definition]

The Oxford University Press emphasized that lexicographers are writing a draft definition “for the Word of the Year campaign” and that terms without draft definitions are already in the OED.


Rizz Named Word Of The Year 2023 By Oxford University Press

The rest of the words will be included in dictionaries “after assessment of their longevity, frequency, and breadth of usage,” according to the statement.

Kai Cenat, a Twitch streamer and YouTuber is widely credited with popularizing the term rizz, which he used with his buddies.

The word’s popularity has grown this year, and in June, actor Tom Holland was asked by Buzzfeed about the secret to his frizz.

Holland responded, “I have no rizz at all.” “I have limited rizz,” he says before detailing how he won his fiancée Zendaya over by playing the “long game.”


Another slang term characterizing “unapologetically self-indulgent, lazy, slovenly, or greedy” behavior that was last year’s Oxford word of the year was “goblin mode.”

Casper Grathwohl, president of Oxford Languages, stated that while “goblin mode” was popular following the epidemic, “it’s interesting to see a contrasting word like rizz come to the forefront.”

He speculated that the word referred to “a prevailing mood of 2023, where more of us are opening up after a challenging few years and finding confidence in who we are.”

Mr. Grathwohl said that the increased use of the word frizz demonstrated that words and phrases derived from online culture “are increasingly becoming part of the day-to-day vernacular.”

The language specialists at Oxford University Press chose the selection of eight words.

This list was then subjected to a public vote in late November, narrowing the field to four finalists before the experts decided.

Collins Dictionary revealed “artificial intelligence” as the word of 2023 in November.


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Brisbane Mayor Quits 2032 Olympic Organizing Committee, Condemns Stadium Costs




Brisbane Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner has resigned from the inter-governmental group planning the 2032 Brisbane Olympic Games, describing it as a “pointless talkfest” and a “dysfunctional farce.”

It is the first substantial divide for the organizers, whom the International Olympic Committee chose to host the 2032 Summer Olympics in 2021.

The so-called Leaders’ Forum, which includes officials from all three levels of government and various organizations, is intended to deliver the Olympics while leaving a legacy for Queensland. Its mandate is to collaborate with Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk’s Queensland state government to “progress the significant venues, villages, and transportation infrastructure” for the Games.

However, Schrinner claimed that the committee was meant to “place key stakeholders while the state government made all the real decisions behind closed doors.”


Brisbane Mayor Quits 2032 Olympic Organizing Committee, Condemns Stadium Costs

“The truth is that we’ve always wanted to be team players. On Sunday, Schrinner stated, “The state government wanted to play politics.”

He advocated for creating an independent authority, similar to the one that oversaw preparations for the Sydney Olympics in 2000 and the London Olympics in 2012, to bring planning “back on track.”

“We don’t need overpriced stadiums, we need better transport,” Schrinner said. “This week it became very apparent that the Intergovernmental Leaders’ Forum is a dysfunctional farce.”

According to Schrinner, sports have become “more about overpriced stadiums.”
A $2.7 billion US makeover of the existing Gabba stadium in inner-city Brisbane, which would be dismantled and rebuilt, is intended to be the centerpiece of an Olympics with sites around southeast Queensland. However, Schrinner suggested that alternative options be investigated.

He was particularly critical of the state government’s proposals for Brisbane City Council to contribute $91 million to upgrade another local stadium, the RNA Showgrounds, to host cricket and Australian Rules football while the Gabba is redeveloped.


Brisbane Mayor Quits 2032 Olympic Organizing Committee, Condemns Stadium Costs

A 20,000-person stadium will be built within the showgrounds for the next five years to house the Brisbane Lions AFL teams and the Brisbane Heat cricket club. Schrinner resigned in response to the state government’s request for a financial commitment from the city for a temporary cricket and AFL site.

“The state government’s game playing is jeopardizing the games and they are quickly losing the support of the people of Queensland,” Schrinner said in a statement. “It’s clear that the games have become more about overpriced stadiums rather than the promise of vital transport solutions.”

Queensland Sports Minister Stirling Hinchliffe expressed surprise at Schrinner’s decision to resign. If he chooses to return, a place will be reserved for him.

Queensland will have council elections in March of next year. Schrinner’s conservative Liberal National Party alliance and the opposition Australian Labor Party had previously backed the Gabba renovation.


Brisbane Mayor Quits 2032 Olympic Organizing Committee, Condemns Stadium Costs

The Greens’ candidate for mayor of Brisbane, Jonathan Sriranganathan, has stated that if elected, his party would oppose the demolition and rebuilding of the Gabba. He called it a “deplorable waste of money” and a “bad deal for our city.”


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