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Cleveland Indians Clinch AL Central for Second Consecutive YearCleveland Indians Clinch AL Central for Second Consecutive Year

first_imgGetting my hair ready for the party tomorrow ? #2017ALCentralChamps pic.twitter.com/QZTyPGYyng— Jose Ramirez (@MrLapara) September 17, 2017Make sure to go on out Saturday night and grab your official American League Central Champions gear for the rest of the 2017 regular season and the playoffs. Related Topics2017 AL Central ChampsAL Central ChampsCleveland IndiansIndians win streak Cleveland Indians team shop open late Saturday with AL Central Division championship gear https://t.co/Vgq4PXIHbK pic.twitter.com/ZSCnXQtaby— Joe Noga (@JoeNogaCLE) September 17, 2017 ? Cleveland Indians └? 2017 season └? AL Central └? Magic number └⚠️ This folder is empty— Cleveland Indians (@Indians) September 17, 2017 Going into Saturday night the Cleveland Indians magic number was at 1 following an 8-4 victory over the Kansas City Royals during Saturday afternoon.The Indians either needed the Minnesota Twins to lose tonight against the Toronto Blue Jays or the Tribe just needed to defeat the Royals on Sunday.The Blue Jays took matters into their own hands and helped out the Indians by defeating the Twins 7-2, which assured that the Indians have clinched the AL Central for a second consecutive year.We are back-to-back AL Central champs!#RallyTogether pic.twitter.com/MTHdIj1TuP— Cleveland Indians (@Indians) September 17, 2017The Indians winning 22 in a row helped out a drastic amount as to why the team quickly clinched with still two weeks or so left in the 2017 season. When the Indians started their 22 game win streak the magic number was at 32 on August 24th.On September 15th when the Cleveland Indians finally had their historic win streak snapped by the Kansas City Royals, the magic number dropped from 32 all the way to just 2.Twins lose! The Cleveland Indians are Central Division champs for the 2nd straight season @wkyc— Dave Chudowsky (@DaveChudowsky) September 17, 2017 Payton Vince Payton Vince is either talking about sports or watching sports. He covers sports for Metro Networks and is also a writer for LastWordOnSports.com. He grew up in Brooklyn Heights,Ohio for most of his life then around senior year of high school moved to Cleveland. A fan of the Cleveland Indians, Cavaliers, and a Pittsburgh Steelers, he graduated from Cuyahoga Heights High School (Class of 2014) and also graduated from the Ohio Center for Broadcasting in 2015. He bowled and played baseball in high school, and is a huge fan of independent wrestling and WWE, and can almost always find him at an independent show. Lastly, Payton is a backstage interviewer for Mega Championship Wrestling in Elyria, and is one of the three on ‘That Sports Show’ which airs daily from 2-4pm on AllSportsCleveland.com.last_img read more

Photo-transfer projects make easy handmade giftsPhoto-transfer projects make easy handmade gifts

first_imgPhoto-transfer projects are perfect for this: They’re generally fast, easy and inexpensive. Yes, you could order a tote bag printed with your pooch’s photo, but why not make it yourself?With products now on the market and some ingenuity, you can customize coffee cups, canvases and wood scraps.“For our audience — the parents of young children — these are the kinds of gifts that grandparents and other family members love to get,” says Laura Fenton, lifestyle director for Parents magazine. “It’s a very affordable (way) to personalize gifts.”Nearly any surface can receive a photo transfer, according to Tracy Chou, a designer for Martha Stewart Crafts.“There’s nothing, really, that can’t handle a transfer, and it’s a great way for memory-keeping,” says Chou, who has experimented with fabric, wood, glass, plastic, ceramics and metal.Martha Stewart Crafts sells several decoupage products to help, but there are as many ways to transfer a photo as there are surfaces for adhering.Karen Watson of Frederick, Maryland, assembled a dozen methods at her blog, The Graphics Fairy. She also provides hundreds of vintage images for downloading and suggests other do-it-yourself ways to use them.You can download photos from Instagram, Flickr and other photo-sharing websites to personalize gifts for friends and relatives. Use a photo-editing feature — found on smart phones and on computer programs such as Photoshop — to give photos a vintage or dreamy look, suggests Hannah Milman, editorial director of crafts for Martha Stewart Living. Then print them on an ink-jet printer.One of the simplest projects is using iron-on transfer paper, available at craft stores. Print a digital photo to the transfer paper and then iron it onto a fabric. Muslin or canvas bags are popular options, says Fenton, who suggests washing, drying and ironing the fabric before transferring a photo.“You want to have a really smooth surface to work on,” she says.Other ways to transfer images to fabric include the Mod Podge method (cover the printing side of card stock with craft glue, allow it to dry, print the image and position it atop Mod Podge thinly brushed onto the fabric). That method also works on wood and ceramics, says Watson.Or use wax paper to transfer images to fabric or wood. Martha Stewart Crafts’ decoupage products include a Phototransfer Clear Finish for transferring an image to glass.HGTV magazine suggests sizing a photo to fit inside a wood embroidery hoop. Print the photo in black-and-white onto a sheet of printable fabric, peel off the fabric’s backing and place the fabric in the hoop, trimming any excess. Embellish with bells, beads or other decorations.Milman likes using photos in black-and-white or sepia tones, and ticks off a slew of gift ideas:— Gussy up an apron, tote, pillowcase, T-shirt, Christmas stocking or dish towel with an image or collage of images.— Transfer a photo of each family member to napkins for use throughout the holiday season.— Dress up baked goods in metal tins personalized with photo transfers.— Decorate small or large wooden blocks — available at craft or home-improvement stores — with holiday-themed or family images to give as gifts or use as a table centerpiece.— Transfer a photo to a pre-stretched canvas, available in many sizes at craft stores. Punch small holes through the canvas and insert mini-LED lights from the back to lend sparkle. With a nature scene or picture of the gift recipient’s home, position so the lights become twinkling stars.— Decorate glass ornaments, available in many shapes and sizes at craft stores, with family photos; consider adding images from vintage Christmas cards. Or use photos of your Christmas tree or front-door wreath, suggests Milman.Other tips:Choose photos with simple backgrounds, which “read” better, says Fenton, and crop photos to feature what you like best. Because the photo will print in reverse, you might want to flip it on the computer before printing it, especially if it contains words.And increase the black-and-white or color contrast before printing a photo onto transfer paper. It will look better, Fenton says.Milman recommends doing photo-transfer projects with kids and sending everyone home with a T-shirt or canvas bag.“Your photos are priceless memories,” she says. “The projects are archival. They can be a treasure forever.”Online:https://thegraphicsfairy.com/12-easy-image-transfer-methods-for-diy-projectshttps://www.marthastewart.com/1013555/introducing-martha-stewart-crafts%E2%84%A2-decoupage#1013502https://www.parents.com/parents-magazinehttps://www.hgtv.com/design/make-and-celebrate/handmade/6-easy-diy-gifts Busy lives may require sacrifices, but forgoing handmade gifts for the holidays doesn’t have to be one of them. We only need to plan well to have our crafts and give them away too.last_img read more

Man United starlet Marcus Rashford ‘a great player in the making’ – Juan MataMan United starlet Marcus Rashford ‘a great player in the making’ – Juan Mata

first_img Marcus Rashford celebrates Man United’s derby win over City Manchester United playmaker Juan Mata believes home-grown starlet Marcus Rashford is “a great player in the making”.The 18-year-old striker grabbed the headlines again on Sunday with the winning goal in a 1-0 victory over fierce derby rivals Manchester City.Rashford, who now has five goals in eight senior appearances for the Red Devils, produced a fine all-round performance at the Etihad Stadium, as he gave give veteran City defender Martin Demichelis a torrid time.And Spanish playmaker Mata, who teed up the youngster’s strike, wrote in his blog on Monday: “Marcus showed again that he is a great player in the making.“We all believe in him, although we must remember that he’s still very young and he’s just arrived in the first team.”Playing alongside Mata and Rashford in United’s attack on Sunday was the latter’s fellow academy product Jesse Lingard.Lingard, 23, has made it clear he is more than happy to help ensure Rashford does not get carried away with his current success – although he admits the teenager is a “grounded” character anyway.When asked how Rashford was after the game, the winger said with a laugh: “He was buzzing, but I was keeping him grounded!”Lingard added: “He is already grounded anyway to be fair, he always has his feet on the ground.“He is looking forward to the rest of his career now.”Lingard said United boss Louis van Gaal was also “buzzing” after a “massive” victory which has considerably boosted the club’s hopes of achieving a top-four finish.Breaking into the top four is the only way of qualifying for next season’s Champions League now open United following their exit from the Europa League last Thursday.Van Gaal’s men are sixth in the table, level on points with fifth-placed West Ham and only one behind fourth-placed City.And Lingard has stressed the importance of United keeping focused as they continue to pursue their goal.“It is a massive win and a massive boost going into the international break,” he said.“But we have to kick on now and focus on beating Everton [in their next game on April 3].“It is interesting now but we have to take it game by game, get our recovery, get our rest and go again.” 1last_img read more