A House For All Seasons / John Lin

first_img Projects CopyAbout this officeJohn LinOfficeFollowProductBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesShijiazhuangHousesChinaPublished on July 09, 2012Cite: “A House For All Seasons / John Lin” 09 Jul 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Area:  380 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses•Shijiazhuang, China Architects: John Lin Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!+ 12 Share China ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/252501/a-house-for-all-seasons-rufwork Clipboard “COPY” Housescenter_img A House For All Seasons / John Lin Text description provided by the architects. Courtesy of Rufwork Save this picture!Over the last 30 years the mass migration of rural villagers has not only enabled the growth of Chinese cities but has had an equally dramatic effect on their rural homeland. The rural is undergoing dramatic economic, social and physical changes that will only accelerate as China prepares to further urbanize half of its remaining 700 million rural citizens over the next 30 years. These changes are being accompanied by a transformation in the vernacular architecture of China: a wholesale shift from regionally specific building types to generic, concrete, brick and tiled buildings. Within this scenario of potentially extreme changes to the social and built landscape, the architect is wholly absent. Indeed, the most relevant question for the profession is: what can an architect do in a context where architecture is deemed unnecessary?. Save this picture!Courtesy of Rufwork Shijia Village is located in the northern province of Shaanxi, near the city of Xi’an. The project was funded by the Luke Him Sau Charitable Trust with support from the Shaanxi Women’s Federation and The University of Hong Kong. Our project there looks at the idea of the vernacular village house and attempts to propose a contemporary prototype. Initially it began as an experiential learning workshop with students from The University of Hong Kong. All the houses in Shijia Village are originally of mud brick construction and occupy parcels of the same configuration: 10 m x 30 m. The houses are each in the midst of a long process of change as villagers gradually renovate and build upon the courtyard typology, traditional elements fused with new brick and concrete buildings. Apart from the identically defined parcel boundary, no two houses are alike. Students documented and interviewed various families in the village, collectively compiling a portrait of the modern Chinese village house: a portrait not only of building types but of a lifestyle in transition. Save this picture!Courtesy of Rufwork Perhaps no aspect of this portrait is as relevant as the rise of the village contractor. As the houses transform from mud brick to concrete and tile, the construction process itself has been radically altered. As most able-bodied villagers have left to work in cities, the hiring of outside labor and materials has replaced collective self-construction, thus making the physical transformation of the village a symptom of a larger shift from economic self-reliance into a system of dependency, threatening the very concept of a rural livelihood. Save this picture!Courtesy of Rufwork In the Chinese context, rural livelihood is perhaps best expressed through the utilization of the domestic courtyard, where much of life takes place.  Indeed, the majority of a village’s open space is contained within the walls of the house. This sets up an intimate relationship between the courtyard and other interior rooms that is both visual and functional. Our prototype house design includes four functional courtyards as the primary elements of the house. The courtyards are inserted throughout the house to relate to the main functional rooms: kitchen, bathroom, living room, bedrooms. In addition each courtyard is spatially unique. One could say the house is designed around the courtyards. Save this picture!Courtesy of Rufwork One of the main intentions of the prototype house is to resist the villagers’ increasing dependency on outside goods and services. The roof is multifunctional, providing a space for drying food, steps for seating and, in the rainy season, a means to collect and store rainwater so that it can be used during the long and dry summers.. The house becomes an example of self-reliance. The courtyards house pigs and an underground biogas system produces energy for cooking. Smoke from the stove is channeled through the traditional kang or heated bed before it exits the chimney. Save this picture!Plan The structure of the house brings together old and new. A concrete column and roof structure is combined with mud brick infill walls ‒ mud brick being a traditional means of insulation in the continental climate. Unlike the traditional mud structure, however, the new hybrid satisfies criteria for earthquake resistance. The entire outside wall of the house is ‘wrapped’ in a brick screen. This not only serves to protect the mud walls, but also shades windows and openings. By combining vernacular ideas from other regions of China as well as traditional and new technologies, the design is a prototype for a modern Chinese mud brick courtyard house. Save this picture!Currently, the process of rural development increasingly favors the destruction and abandonment of the traditional in favor of the new. The Shijia Village Houses attempt to bridge between the two extremes and preserve the intelligence of local materials and techniques. However the project is not simply a traditional courtyard house. It is a result of investigation into the modern village vernacular and represents an architectural attempt to consciously evolve vernacular house construction in China.Save this picture!Project gallerySee allShow lessTechnology Center / gmp ArchitektenArticles’Breathing Architecture’ Exhibition / WOHAArticles Share ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/252501/a-house-for-all-seasons-rufwork Clipboard 2012 A House For All Seasons / John LinSave this projectSaveA House For All Seasons / John Lin Year:  “COPY”last_img read more

‘We’re not going to stop,’ family says of search for missing Texas mother

first_imgiStock(DALLAS) — The family of a Texas mother who went missing three weeks ago say they are clinging to hope of finding her alive.Erica Hernandez’s sister and two of her three children told ABC station KTRK-TV in Houston that Mother’s Day was one of the most agonizing and lonely days they’ve had to endure since she vanished in April.“Life goes on, but it really doesn’t for us,” Hernandez’s tearful 19-year-old daughter, Briza Armenta, said in the interview. “You know, our main focus is to just keep searching for her. To keep looking for clues and keep spreading her story around because we are not going to stop.”Hernandez, 40, was last seen leaving a friend’s house in southwest Houston in the early morning hours of April 18. She was wearing a teal T-shirt with jeans and was driving a black 2020 GMC Acadia with Texas plates, according to officials and her family.The last known image of Hernandez was captured by a Ring doorbell camera leaving her brother and sister-in-law’s home on the night of April 17, just hours before she disappeared. Her sister-in-law, Eldia Hernandez, said nothing seemed out of the ordinary with Hernandez, whose children were waiting in her car while she dropped off food.Hernandez took her children home before going to a friend’s house, relatives said. She left her friend’s home about 2:30 a.m. on April 18. She texted her friend that she was “five minutes away from getting home,” sources told KTRK-TV.“She’s a very caring, loving person. Even though me and my sister can be annoying to her sometimes,” said Hernandez’s 16-year-old son Dennis. “She still finds a way to bring joy to the situation and lift us up any possible way.”Armenta said her mother was not the type to “say, ‘Oh, OK. I’m not coming back.’ I just like to reiterate that something has had to have happened for her not to be here today.”Hernandez is a single working mother who also has a 3-year-old.Hernandez’s sister, Ashley Hernandez, said she and family members have passed out missing person fliers and searched near an intersection in southwest Houston where they say detectives believe she was last spotted as she drove home. She said family members have also searched for clues on other possible routes she could have taken to get home.After Hernandez vanished, her cellphone and her vehicle’s OnStar connection stopped sending location signals, police said. Hernandez’s car has not been found.Last week, Houston searched a lake in Missouri City, Texas, after authorities there found a submerged car. Executive Assistant Chief Larry J. Satterwhite of the Houston Police Department told reporters that the empty car found in the lake was not connected to Hernandez’s disappearance.“I want to stress that we are doing everything we can to find Ms. Hernandez,” Satterwhite said during a news conference.Houston police have not ruled out foul play but conceded that investigators and the FBI, which is also working on the case, have not turned much information on Hernandez’s disappearance.“There’s no trace of her. No activity on her account. There’s no sighting of her vehicle specifically, you know. That’s a crime,” Ashley Hernandez told KTRK-TV.Asked what message she would send to her mother if she could, Armenta said, “Just know that we love you. We’re not going to stop. No matter what it takes.” Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Press release: Last chance to have your say on A417 proposals

first_img Crickley Hill Visitor Centre, Crickley Hill, Birdlip GL4 8JY Gloucester Library, Brunswick Road, Gloucester GL1 1HT Cheltenham Library, Clarence Street, Cheltenham GL50 3JT Cirencester Library, The Waterloo, Cirencester GL7 2PZ Stroud Library, Landsdown, Stroud GL5 1BB Hucclecote Library, Hucclecote Road, Gloucester GL3 3RT Brockworth Community Library, Moorfield Road, Brockworth GL3 4ET Coleford Library, The Main Place, Old Station Way, Coleford GL16 8RH Gloucestershire County Council, Shire Hall, Westgate Street, Gloucester GL1 2TG Cotswold District Council, Trinity Road, Cirencester GL7 1PX Tewkesbury Town Hall, High Street, Tewkesbury GL20 5AL General enquiriesMembers of the public should contact the Highways England customer contact centre on 0300 123 5000.Media enquiriesJournalists should contact the Highways England press office on 0844 693 1448 and use the menu to speak to the most appropriate press officer. Known locally as the ‘missing link’ this stretch of single carriageway road between the Brockworth bypass and Cowley roundabout restricts the flow of traffic on a key route which is otherwise a continuous dual carriageway between M5 at Gloucester and the M4 at Swindon.Two options are being presented following a detailed consideration of potential routes to upgrade this three-mile stretch of the A417. The improvement is being made possible by the Government’s £15bn investment in motorways and major A roads and will be delivered by Highways England.The A417/A419 route passes through the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and so any solution will be designed sensitively to meet the special character of the landscape, environment and history.Upgrading this section to dual carriageway will help unlock Gloucestershire’s potential for growth and secure opportunities for housing and jobs, as well as improving life in the adjoining local communities.Mike Goddard, Project Manager said: “Nearly 800 people have joined us at our events over the past few weeks, and more than 1400 have responded to the consultation. This is an excellent response and we appreciate the time and effort people have taken to find out more about our proposals, and to share their thoughts.“With a week to go we are encouraging anyone else who might want to contribute to do so before 29 March. There is still the opportunity to feedback online at the consultation page.Alternatively, consultation booklets and feedback forms are available at the following public information points:last_img read more

Highest-paid official by Tokyo 2020 Bid Committee helped lobby Diack to secure votes

first_imgA former executive at Japanese marketing agency Dentsu, who was given millions of dollars to help Tokyo’s successful bid to host the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, has claimed he played a crucial role in securing the support of officials including Lamine Diack. According to Reuters, Haruyuki Takahashi was paid $8.2 million (£6.6 million/€7.5 million) for his work, which included lobbying senior International Olympic Committee (IOC) members, by Tokyo’s Bid Committee. Takahashi, reportedly the single largest recipient of money from the Committee, admitted he had given Diack gifts as part of his attempt to secure the vote of the disgraced former International Association of Athletics Federations President and other members. The Tokyo 2020 Executive Committee member denied wrongdoing and claimed there was nothing improper with how he used the money, Reuters reported. Takahashi insisted it was normal to give gifts, which reportedly included watches and cameras, to the likes of Diack, who is among those suspected of taking bribes to help Japan’s bid for the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Under International Olympic Committee (IOC) rules, the giving of gifts was not prohibited and there was no specific cap on the amount which could be spent on them. “You don’t go empty-handed,” Takahashi told Reuters when asked about the gifts. “That’s common sense.” Loading… Takahashi added he was paid the money through his company, Commons Inc, to “wine and dine” those who could assist in Tokyo’s effort to win the race to host the Games. Dentsu, Tokyo 2020’s marketing agency, has regularly been forced to disassociate itself from allegations it has been involved in corruption cases due to its close links with Lamine Diack. Lamine Diack and Papa Massata Diack are at the centre of a corruption probe relating to the bid process for the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics. They are under investigation in France regarding alleged corruption over payments worth around $2 million (£1.6 million/€1.8 million) made to Black Tidings, a group with ties to Papa Massata. The former IAAF head, a member of the IOC during the time of the vote and who had considerable influence over the African members, has been under house arrest in France since 2015 in a separate case, where he is accused of corruption, influence-trafficking and money laundering linked to the Russian doping scandal. Diack’s trial in Paris had been due to start in January before it was delayed until June after prosecutors received documents concerning testimony from Papa Massata, a co-defendant in the Russian case. Read Also:Too rich to bribe: Diack junior denies Russian doping graft Former Japanese Olympic Committee President Tsunekazu Takeda, chair of the Tokyo 2020 Bid Committee, is also being investigated over allegedly authorising the payments to Black Tidings. Takeda, who denies wrongdoing, resigned as JOC President and as a member of the IOC last year after he was implicated in the scandal. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way10 Of The Most Powerful Women Across The GlobeWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearWhat Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?9 Talented Actors Who Are Only Associated With One Role6 Movies Where A Car Plays A Key Role7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Valuelast_img read more

Experts say passing a tax is necessary

first_imgIn November, California voters will have the opportunity to choose between two seemingly similar measures, Proposition 30 and Proposition 38, in order to raise revenue for the state’s public schools.Though both propositions include tax increases as a means to increase education funding, their supporters have opposing views about which is the most effective tax to implement. As a result, support for each bill to generally be mutually exclusive.Prop. 30 would increase the sales tax rate by one-quarter cent per dollar for four years and the personal income tax rate for individuals with incomes of over $250,000 for seven years. Prop. 38 would increase personal income taxes at a marginal rate of 0.4 percent at low-income levels and increase in steps to a marginal rate of 2.2 percent for individual taxable incomes above $2.5 million.“We are in a tough situation here because the state is facing such a huge deficit and we are just so broke,” said Tania Mercado, a junior majoring in policy, planning and development. “But I honestly believe we have lacked responsible administrators and elected people that have failed to allocate our limited resources wisely.”The 2012-13 California budget increased K-12 education funding by $6.6 billion to $53.5 billion, a move that assumes an increase in state revenue.“Virtually all of this increase is contingent on the passage of Proposition 30, Gov. Brown’s proposal, which establishes temporary tax increases to fund schools and balance the state budget,” said Dr. Lawrence Picus, vice dean for faculty affairs at the Rossier School of Education, in a statement. “Proposition 38, authored by advocate Molly Munger, which temporarily raises taxes but places limits on how the money can be used, will also appear on the ballot in November.”The primary purpose of Prop. 30 is to raise approximately $6 billion annually and balance the California budget. Brown proposed the measure as an initiated constitutional amendment.“If Prop. 30 fails, trigger cuts enacted in the budget would reduce funding by nearly $6 billion, most of it falling on education,” Picus said. “Schools and community colleges would lose $5.35 billion midyear, while both the UC and CSU systems would see their revenues reduced by $250 million each. The remaining reductions, which are comparatively small, would come from other state services.”Prop. 30 is currently outperforming Prop. 38 in the polls, and many analysts predict it is unlikely that Prop. 38 passes and Prop. 30 fails, as Prop. 30 offers a lower tax increase. It is more likely that Prop. 30 will pass and Prop. 38 will fail, both propositions will fail, or both propositions will pass. The state constitution specifies that if two conflicting measures on the same ballot pass, the one that received more votes would prevail.“If both measures fail, approximately $5.5 billion in scheduled cuts, mostly from education, would take place,” said Dr. Morgan Polikoff, assistant professor of education at Rossier. “These cuts would probably include teacher layoffs and furlough days, among other things. The cuts would be very severe on top of the already sustained cuts that have faced California schools in the past few years.”Because of the severity of budget cuts schools have already seen, Polikoff recommended that voters look favorably on the propositions.“What I would say about the two measures is that folks who care about school funding should absolutely vote yes on 30,” Polikoff said. “Whether they also want to vote yes on 38 is another choice.”Regardless of which measure voters choose, many students felt that at least one needed to pass.“Cutting funding to education should never be an issue because education is key to everything: to the economy, to healthcare, to technology and innovation,” Mercado said. “It’s a terrible mistake what we have allowed to happen within our state. It’s irresponsible and it’s a shame.”last_img read more

Angels shake off rough start, beat Astros to extend win streak to 4

first_imgMeanwhile, the Angels’ lineup went to work. After Simmons’ fifth home run of the season in the third inning, the Angels got a pair of runs in the fourth inning against left-hander Framber Valdez (3-6). Upton and Pujols hit back-to-back doubles. Pujols came around to score on a sacrifice fly by Smith, tying the score at 3-3.Valdez allowed four runs in the fifth inning as the Angels pulled away for good. The key hit: a bases-loaded single by Pujols that drove in a pair of runs.Pujols’ double was the 643rd of his career, matching Honus Wagner for eighth place on the all-time list. No player has driven in more runs against the Astros in his career than Pujols’ 160.A win Tuesday would give the Angels five in a row for the first time since April. They have momentum, and perhaps a returning superstar, to lean on.“I would never call a July series critical,” Ausmus said, “but we’re chasing them so it’s probably more important for us than it is for them.” PreviousANAHEIM, CA – JULY 15: Albert Pujols #5, Justin Upton #8, David Fletcher #6 and Michael Hermosillo celebrate a 9-6 win over the Houston Astros at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on July 15, 2019 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)The Angels’ Albert Pujols drives in two runs with a single during the fifth inning of Monday’s game against the Houston Astros at Angel Stadium. Pujols went 3 for 4 with three RBIs in the team’s 9-6 comeback victory. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)ANAHEIM, CA – JULY 15: Griffin Canning #47 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim pitches in the second inning against the Houston Astros at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on July 15, 2019 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Angels starting pitcher Griffin Canning throws to the Houston Astros during the first inning of a baseball game, Monday, July 15, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Houston Astros’ Alex Bregman (2) is high-fived in the dugout after scoring on a bases-loaded walk to Josh Reddick during the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels, Monday, July 15, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)ANAHEIM, CA – JULY 15: Griffin Canning #47 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim pitches against the Houston Astros in the first inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on July 15, 2019 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – JULY 15: Griffin Canning #47 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim covers the plate as Myles Straw #26 of the Houston Astros scores as the result of a wild pitch in the second inning of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on July 15, 2019 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)Houston Astros’ Myles Straw, bottom, scores on a wild pitch by Angels starting pitcher Griffin Canning, top, during the second inning of a baseball game, Monday, July 15, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Los Angeles Angels catcher Kevan Smith, right, talks to starting pitcher Griffin Canning during the second inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros, Monday, July 15, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Houston Astros starting pitcher Josh James throws to the Los Angeles Angels during the first inning of a baseball game, Monday, July 15, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani prepares to bat against the Houston Astros during the first inning of a baseball game, Monday, July 15, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)ANAHEIM, CA – JULY 15: Shohei Ohtani #17 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim lost his helmet swinging at a pitch in the first inning against Houston Astrosat Angel Stadium of Anaheim on July 15, 2019 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)Houston Astros first baseman Yuli Gurriel (10) catches the throw to first base on a ground out by Los Angeles Angels’ Andrelton Simmons (2) during the first inning of a baseball game, Monday, July 15, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Houston Astros’ Alex Bregman (2) drives in a run with a single during the second inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels, Monday, July 15, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)ANAHEIM, CA – JULY 15: Luis Rengifo #4 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and Tony Kemp #18 of the Houston Astros hop off the bag after Kemp was forced out at second base in the thrid inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on July 15, 2019 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – JULY 15: Robinson Chirinos #28 of the Houston Astros stands at home plate as Shohei Ohtani #17 congratulates Andrelton Simmons #2 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim for his home run in the third inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on July 15, 2019 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)Los Angeles Angels’ Albert Pujols drives in two runs with a single during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros, Monday, July 15, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)The Angels’ Shohei Ohtani slides home safely ahead of the throw to Astros catcher Robinson Chirinos after a single by Albert Pujols during the fifth inning of Monday’s game at Angel Stadium. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout jokes with teammates in the dugout before the start of a baseball game against the Houston Astros, Monday, July 15, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Angels manager Brad Ausmus high-fives a member of his team before a baseball game against the Houston Astros, Monday, July 15, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Los Angeles Angels’ Kevan Smith drives in a run with a double during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros, Monday, July 15, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Los Angeles Angels’ Albert Pujols, right, scores past Houston Astros catcher Robinson Chirinos after a double by Kevan Smith and a throwing error by Astros second baseman Jose Altuve during the seventh inning of a baseball game, Monday, July 15, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)ANAHEIM, CA – JULY 15: Kevan Smith #44 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim embraces Hansel Robles #57 after the final out against the Houston Astros for a 9-6 win at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on July 15, 2019 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – JULY 15: Albert Pujols #5, Justin Upton #8, David Fletcher #6 and Michael Hermosillo celebrate a 9-6 win over the Houston Astros at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on July 15, 2019 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)The Angels’ Albert Pujols drives in two runs with a single during the fifth inning of Monday’s game against the Houston Astros at Angel Stadium. Pujols went 3 for 4 with three RBIs in the team’s 9-6 comeback victory. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)NextShow Caption1 of 23The Angels’ Albert Pujols drives in two runs with a single during the fifth inning of Monday’s game against the Houston Astros at Angel Stadium. Pujols went 3 for 4 with three RBIs in the team’s 9-6 comeback victory. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)ExpandANAHEIM — The count was full, the bases were loaded and Griffin Canning needed to throw a strike to Josh Reddick. The rookie right-hander reared back and fired a fastball over the plate. The Angels’ catcher, Kevan Smith, caught the ball somewhere above the height of Reddick’s chin and below the ridge of his nose. Reddick walked to first base with the easiest RBI a man can collect.Unfortunately for Canning, the worst start of his brief major league career only got worse.Fortunately for the Angels, it didn’t matter.Trailing 3-0 in the second inning, the Angels scored seven unanswered runs en route to a 9-6 victory over the Houston Astros before an announced crowd of 35,431 at Angel Stadium. Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield “It was just one of those games where early on you just want to help pick up your teammate,” said Angels pitcher Taylor Cole, who relieved Canning with one out in the second inning. “I’ve been in those situations as a starter.”Without the services of Mike Trout, who is nursing a strained right calf muscle, the Angels won their fourth consecutive game since the All-Star break. At 49-46, they’re three games above .500 for the first time all season, and 10 games behind the first-place Astros (59-36) in the American League West.Albert Pujols went 3 for 4 with three RBIs. David Fletcher and Justin Upton each had two hits, and Smith drove in three runs. Andrelton Simmons, batting second in place of the injured Trout, hit a solo home run to kickstart the Angels’ come-from-behind rally.Trout will avoid the injured list and could return to the lineup as early as Tuesday. He’s hit eight home runs in nine July games.“He did most of the damage as of late, but everybody else has been putting up good at-bats,” Simmons said. “Even though we missed him a bit today, we kept putting together good at-bats.”center_img Canning functioned as an “opener” on a day the Angels weren’t planning to use one. He needed two pitches to retire the first two hitters, George Springer and Jose Altuve. He fell behind the next hitter, Alex Bregman, 2-and-1, then threw a pair of borderline pitches that umpire Jim Reynolds called balls. Bregman took his base.On a 1-and-1 count to Yordan Alvarez, Canning threw three pitches off the outside corner to the left-handed slugger – another walk. The next batter, Yuli Gurriel, also drew a five-pitch walk, loading the bases for Reddick. Reddick saw six pitches and swung at one. Two were curveballs in the dirt. Ball four missed a foot high. Canning then struck out Robinson Chirinos to end the first inning.Canning also struck out Tony Kemp to begin the second inning before he completely unraveled.Myles Straw walked. Springer dumped a single into right field. Straw went to third base, then scored on a wild pitch. Altuve walked. Both runners moved up on another wild pitch, then Bregman singled home Springer. With the score 3-0, Manager Brad Ausmus mercifully removed Canning, ending the shortest start of his career after 1⅓ innings.“Obviously I’m not just gonna look past it,” Canning said. “I don’t think I need to panic. I’ll watch the videos. I don’t think there was anything mechanical at all. I’m not gonna feel sorry for myself, just gonna keep working.”Canning’s final line was historically bad. No Angels pitcher had ever walked six batters and thrown four wild pitches in a game. No major league pitcher since at least 1908 threw four wild pitches, walked six, and recorded four outs or fewer.Control has always been an asset for Canning, a second-round draft pick out of UCLA and a former standout at Santa Margarita High. He said he’d endured such an extreme bout of wildness “maybe once before.”“Griffin, he’s going to be a horse for us for a long time,” Cole said. “Everybody is going to go through ups and downs in baseball. You have to learn from those one way or another. He’s a very mature person for his age and being up in the big leagues. I’m excited to see him play in the big leagues for a long time.”Cole (1-1) warmed up quickly and induced a double play groundout to end the second inning and hold the deficit at 3-0. He tossed 3⅓ scoreless innings of relief. Cam Bedrosian worked around a hit and a walk in a scoreless seventh inning. Hansel Robles pitched a scoreless ninth to record his 14th save.The only runs the Angels’ bullpen allowed came on home runs by Springer – one against Justin Anderson in the sixth inning and another against Ty Buttrey in the eighth.Related Articles Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Steelers hope breakout versus Colts only the start

first_img” Big Day for Big Ben “– Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had a record setting day as he threw for 522 yards and 6 touchdowns in the Steelers 51-34 win over the Indianapolis Colts.  (Courier to by William McBride)PITTSBURGH (AP) – Sure, all those touchdowns and all those yards and all those big plays were nice.Yet the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 51-34 victory over the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday left the man who conducted it wanting more. A lot more.“We showed flashes of being really good,” quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said. “But I missed some throws and we turned the ball over, so we still left stuff out there.”The scary part might be that he’s right. If that’s the case, the Steelers (5-3) might want to have a dry erase board double as their team record book.On a day Roethlisberger set new club marks with 522 yards passing, 40 completions and six touchdowns, he insists it could have been even better. If not for a couple of drops and a pair of fumbles that allowed the Colts to hang around longer than any team that trailed by as much as 25 points has a right to, it could have gotten really ugly.“There are still a lot of things we need to improve on,” he said.Just not nearly as many as it appeared a few weeks ago following a mystifying loss to Cleveland.The red zone issues that plagued Pittsburgh vanished against the Colts. The Steelers scored five touchdowns in six trips inside the Indianapolis 20, the only mistake coming when running back LeGarrette Blount was stripped while trying to fight for extra yardage midway through the fourth quarter.The emergence of rookie wide receiver Martavis Bryant has certainly helped. Stashed on the inactive list for the first six weeks, Bryant now has three touchdowns in two games. His 35-yarder in his season debut against Houston sparked a second-quarter deluge and his two scores on Sunday showcased the value of having a 6-foot-4 target for Roethlisberger to work with in tight spaces.“The plays that he makes are pretty special,” Roethlisberger said. “He does some great things. The better he plays, the more (Antonio Brown) is going to benefit from it, because he is a threat.”The Steelers spent the first seven games relying heavily on Brown to make something happen. It’s a role he’s thrived in even as Roethlisberger and offensive coordinator Todd Haley stressed it was time for the guys behind the Pro Bowler on the depth chart to make an impact.Consider it done.Brown didn’t even catch a pass until the second quarter on Sunday. By that time the Steelers already led 21-10, a testament to Roethlisberger’s decisiveness, the preparedness of role players Bryant, Markus Wheaton and Lance Moore and an offensive line that gave its quarterback all the time he needed to become the first player in NFL history to top 500 yards passing in a single game twice.Roethlisberger dropped back to pass 49 times. He got the ball away 49 times.“The (line) did a great job protecting him,” coach Mike Tomlin said. “Ben did a great job of making quick, correct decisions. The wideouts did a nice job of winning and winning quickly. It was an 11-man job.”One that will get tougher on Sunday night when rival Baltimore (5-3) comes to town. The Ravens mauled the Steelers 26-6 in Week 2. Funny how long ago that seems now. Pittsburgh looked every bit the part of contender while ending Indianapolis’ five-game winning streak. And they believe it was just the beginning.Roethlisberger, Brown and running back Le’Veon Bell were already in the midst of career years. Now it seems like they’re starting to get help as the second half of the season begins, and their coaches are starting to get confident.The proof came with just over 5 minutes to go and the Steelers up by 10. Facing fourth-and-1 at the Indianapolis 11, Tomlin and offensive coordinator Todd Haley opted to go for it. Roethlisberger checked to a pass, rolled right and found tight end Heath Miller for his sixth and final touchdown.It’s the kind of play the Steelers missed frequently early in the year. Not so much anymore.“Credit to the coaches for keeping the pedal down the whole game,” Miller said. “We never went into kind of a relaxed mode. We wanted to keep the pressure on.”___AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFLlast_img read more