May 28, 2011
This Time Lapse Video of the Very Large Telescope At Work is the Coolest Thing You'll See Today | Before It's News
Your Universe (As Seen From the Home Planet) ESO/Stephane Guisard and Jose Francisco Salgado
There’s very little we can write to preface the imagery below, so we’ll just set the scene and get out of the way. The video below was captured by Stephane Guisard and Jose Francisco Salgado at the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile’s Atacama Desert. And it might make you cry.
What makes this time lapse particularly amazing--because we’ve all seen plenty of time lapse videos of the night sky--is the four telescopes in the foreground. Watching these instruments work against a black background would be endlessly fascinating on its own. Unfortunately you won’t be able to pay them too much attention. Because damn, what a sky.
Time lapse of Very Large Telescope at work..........the setting of the Milky-Way, parallel to
the horizon.............Awesome! ... Monte
May 27, 2011
Matt Charboneau/ The Detroit News
Columbus, Ohio — Michigan State felt it deserved the No. 1 seed headed into the Big Ten tournament.
On Friday night, Illinois showed it has no intention of giving up that distinction.
After winning five straight games in their final at-bat, the Illini jumped on the Spartans early and cruised to a 4-1 victory in the semifinals at Huntington Park.
Michigan State (35-20) now heads to the loser's bracket where it will face Minnesota at 3:35 p.m. today. The winner advances to the championship game at 7 p.m. against Illinois where it will take two victories to bring home the conference title.
Illinois (27-25) got to Michigan State starter Tony Bucciferro early, scoring a run in the first and pushing the junior right-hander's pitch count high through the first four innings.
It paid off with two more runs in the fourth on a two-run double from Josh Parr. Illinois added a run in the sixth on a home run from Matt Dittman.
Michigan State got on the board in the eighth when Jeff Holm led off with a walk and then scored on a double from designated hitter Jared Hook. The Spartans had plenty of opportunities to score but stranded nine runners.
Bucciferro (8-3) struggled for Michigan State, going 6 1/3 innings, giving up eight hits and walking two while striking out five.
Illinois got an outstanding effort from Anderson (7-6), who gave up six hits and walked four in 7 1/3 innings, but was able to strand eight Michigan State runners. From The Detroit News: http://detnews.com/article/20110527/SPORTS0202/105270447/Illinois-drops-Michigan-State-to-loser-s-bracket#ixzz1Nc7JIom0
When U.S. regulators approved Monsanto's genetically modified "Bt" corn, they knew it would add a deadly poison into our food supply. That's what it was designed to do. The corn's DNA is equipped with a gene from soil bacteria called Bt (Bacillus thuringiensis) that produces the Bt-toxin. It's a pesticide; it breaks open the stomach of certain insects and kills them.
But Monsanto and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) swore up and down that it was only insects that would be hurt. The Bt-toxin, they claimed, would be completely destroyed in the human digestive system and not have any impact on all of us trusting corn-eating consumers.
Oops. A study just proved them wrong.
Doctors at Sherbrooke University Hospital in Quebec found the corn's Bt-toxin in the blood of pregnant women and their babies, as well as in non-pregnant women. (Specifically, the toxin was identified in 93% of 30 pregnant women, 80% of umbilical blood in their babies, and 67% of 39 non-pregnant women.) The study has been accepted for publication in the peer reviewed journal Reproductive Toxicology.
According to the UK Daily Mail, this study, which "appears to blow a hole in" safety claims, "has triggered calls for a ban on imports and a total overhaul of the safety regime for genetically modified (GM) crops and food." Organizations from England to New Zealand are now calling for investigations and for GM crops to be halted due to the serious implications of this finding.
Links to allergies, auto-immune disease, and other disorders
There's already plenty of evidence that the Bt-toxin produced in GM corn and cotton plants is toxic to humans and mammals and triggers immune system responses. The fact that it flows through our blood supply, and that is passes through the placenta into fetuses, may help explain the rise in many disorders in the US since Bt crop varieties were first introduced in 1996.
In government-sponsored research in Italy, mice fed Monsanto's Bt corn showed a wide range of immune responses. Their elevated IgE and IgG antibodies, for example, are typically associated with allergies and infections. The mice had an increase in cytokines, which are associated with "allergic and inflammatory responses." The specific cytokines (interleukins) that were elevated are also higher in humans who suffer from a wide range of disorders, from arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease, to MS and cancer (see chart).
|IL-6||Rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, various types of cancer (multiple myeloma and prostate cancer)|
|IL-13||Allergy, allergic rhinitis, ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease)|
|MIP-1b||Autoimmune disease and colitis.|
|IL-12p70||Inflammatory bowel disease, multiple sclerosis|
The young mice in the study also had elevated T cells (gamma delta), which are increased in people with asthma, and in children with food allergies, juvenile arthritis, and connective tissue diseases. The Bt corn that was fed to these mice, MON 810, produced the same Bt-toxin that was found in the blood of women and fetuses.
When rats were fed another of Monsanto's Bt corn varieties called MON 863, their immune systems were also activated, showing higher numbers of basophils, lymphocytes, and white blood cells. These can indicate possible allergies, infections, toxins, and various disease states including cancer. There were also signs of toxicity in the liver and kidneys.
Natural Bt is dangerous
Farmers have used Bt-toxin from soil bacteria as a natural pesticide for years. But they spray it on plants, where it washes off and biodegrades in sunlight. The GM version is built-in; every plant cell has its own spray bottle. The toxin doesn't wash off; it's consumed. Furthermore, the plant-produced version of the poison is thousands of times more concentrated than the spray; is designed to be even more toxic; and has properties of known allergens—it actually fails the World Health Organization's allergen screening tests.
The biotech companies ignore the substantial difference between the GM toxin and the natural bacteria version, and boldly claim that since the natural spray has a history of safe use in agriculture, it's therefore OK to put the poison directly into our food. But even this claim of safe use of Bt spray ignores peer-reviewed studies showing just the opposite.
When natural Bt-toxin was fed to mice, they had tissue damage, immune responses as powerful as cholera toxin, and even started reacting to other foods that were formerly harmless. Farm workers exposed to Bt also showed immune responses. The EPA's own expert Scientific Advisory Panel said that these mouse and farm worker studies "suggest that Bt proteins could act as antigenic and allergenic sources."But the EPA ignored the warnings. They also overlooked studies showing that about 500 people in Washington state and Vancouver showed allergic and flu-like symptoms when they were exposed to the spray when it was used to kill gypsy moths.
Bt cotton linked to human allergies, animal deaths
|Indian farm workers are suffering from rashes and itching and other symptoms after coming into contact with Bt cotton.|
Now thousands of Indian farm laborers are suffering from the same allergic and flu-like symptoms as those in the Pacific Northwest simply from handling genetically engineered cotton plants that produce Bt-toxin. According to reports and records from doctors, hospitals, and pharmacies, as well as numerous investigative reports and case studies, workers are struggling with constant itching and rashes; some take antihistamines every day in order to go to work.
It gets worse.
|All thirteen buffalo of a small Indian village died after grazing for a single day on Bt cotton plants.|
When they allow livestock to graze on the Bt cotton plants after harvest, thousands of sheep, goats, and buffalo died. Numerous others got sick. I visited one village where for seven to eight years they allowed their buffalo to graze on natural cotton plants without incident. But on January 3rd, 2008, they allowed their 13 buffalo to graze on Bt cotton plants for the first time. After just one day's exposure, all died. The village also lost 26 goats and sheep.
One small study in Andhra Pradesh reported that all six sheep that grazed on Bt cotton plants died within a month, while the three controls fed natural cotton plants showed no adverse symptoms.
Living pesticide factories inside us?
Getting back to the Bt-toxin now circulating in the blood of North American adults and newborns—how did it get there? The study authors speculate that it was consumed in the normal diet of the Canadian middle class. They even suggest that the toxin may have come from eating meat from animals fed Bt corn—as most livestock are.
I'd like to speculate on another possible source. But I warn you, it's not pretty.
The only human feeding study every published on genetically modified organisms (GMOs) was conducted on Roundup Ready soybeans. Here's their back story: Scientists found bacteria growing in a chemical waste dump near their factory, surviving the presence of Monsanto's Roundup herbicide. The herbicide normally kills bacteria, but this organism had some special gene that allowed it to survive. So Monsanto scientists figured, "Let's put it into the food supply!"
By forcing that genes from that bacterium into soybean plants' DNA, the plants then survive an otherwise deadly dose of Roundup herbicide—hence the name Roundup Ready.
In the human study, some of the subjects were found to have Roundup Ready gut bacteria! This means that sometime in the past, from eating one or more meals of GM soybeans, the gene that had been discovered in the chemical waste dump and forced into the soy, had transferred into the DNA of bacteria living inside their intestines—and continued to function. That means that long after we stop eating GMOs, we may still have dangerous GM proteins produced continuously inside of us.
When the results of the study emerged, the funding from the pro-GMO UK government mysteriously dried up, so they were not able to see if the same type of gene transfer happens with Bt genes from, say, corn chips. If it does, it means that eating Bt corn might turn our intestinal flora into living pesticide factories—continually manufacturing Bt-toxin from within our digestive systems.
I don't know of a test that can confirm that this is happening, but the Canada study may be showing the results—where Bt-toxins are found in the blood of a very high percentage of people.
If the "living pesticide factory" hypothesis is correct, we might speculate even further. Bt-toxin breaks open the stomach of insects. Could it similarly be damaging the integrity of our digestive tracts? The biotech companies insist that Bt-toxin doesn't bind or interact with the intestinal walls of mammals, and therefore humans. But here too they ignore peer-reviewed published evidence showing that Bt-toxin doesbind with mouse small intestines and with intestinal tissue from rhesus monkeys. In the former study, they even found "changes in the electrophysiological properties" of the organ after the Bt-toxin came into contact.
If Bt-toxins were causing leaky gut syndrome in newborns, the passage of undigested foods and toxins into the blood from the intestines could be devastating. Scientists speculate that it may lead to autoimmune diseases and food allergies. Furthermore, since the blood-brain barrier is not developed in newborns, toxins may enter the brain causing serious cognitive problems. Some healthcare practitioners and scientists are convinced that this is the apparent mechanism for autism.
Thus, if Bt genes were colonizing the bacteria living in the digestive tract of North Americans, we might see an increase in gastrointestinal problems, autoimmune diseases, food allergies, and childhood learning disorders—since 1996 when Bt crops came on the market. Physicians have told me that they indeed are seeing such an increase.
The discovery of Bt-toxin in our blood does not confirm all this speculation, but it does provide food for thought. And hopefully, that food is non-GMO.
Our Institute for Responsible Technology joins other organizations worldwide calling for an immediate ban on GM food crops, and the commencement of rigorous independent scientific research on the safety of GMOs in general, and Bt-toxin in particular. Action Alert: While we work for a ban on GMOs, in the mean time click here to sign a petitionfor President Obama to require labeling. Jeffrey M. Smith is the Executive Director of the Institute for Responsible Technology, author of the #1 international bestselling book on GMOs, Seeds of Deception, and of Genetic Roulette: The Documented Health Risks of Genetically Engineered Foods. To avoid GMOs, which is the advice of the American Academy of Environmental Medicine, visit www.NonGMOShoppingGuide.com. For references to this blog, go to: http://www.
Buckeyes Shell-Shocked By Illinois Comeback
Ohio State was in great shape to stay unbeaten at the Big Ten baseball tournament on Thursday night, but Illinois had other plans, scoring four runs in the ninth to post a 5-4 walkoff victory. Brian DeLucia homered and Greg Solomon had ...
Big Ten baseball tourney: Four-run ninth stuns Buckeyes
Ohio State coaches and players have talked all season about their innate ability to rise from the ashes. That mettle will be put to the test today, a little more than 12 hours after one of their most crushing losses in many years. ...
Buckeyes Lose Heartbreaker 5-4 to #1 Seed Illinois in Big Ten Tournament
Illinois (26-25) scored four runs in the bottom of the ninth against Buckeye closer Josh Dezse to take the 5-4 win over Ohio State (26-26), sending the Buckeyes to the losers' bracket and a twelve-hour turnaround between games. ...
GO ILINI BASEBALL... BIG TEN TOURNEY... !!! Monte
May 26, 2011
Tipsters would be eligible if they give the Securities and Exchange Commission information that leads to an enforcement action resulting in more than $1 million in penalties. The SEC would pay up to 30 percent of the money it recovers from a company or person.
A divided SEC voted 3-2 to adopt the whistleblower program. The two Republican commissioners objected.
The new rules will take effect in about 60 days. Whistleblowers who provided information starting in July 2010, when the overhaul law was enacted, also would be eligible to receive awards.
The whistleblower program was mandated by the financial overhaul law enacted last year. It was contested by big U.S. companies, like AT&T Inc., Best Buy Co., FedEx Corp., Google Inc., Target Corp. and Verizon Communications Inc., in addition to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
They argued that whistleblowers should first have to tell their companies of misconduct and give them a chance to correct problems before informing the SEC. Otherwise, the corporations contend, it will take longer to address wrongdoing.
On the other side, advocates and lawyers for whistleblowers say they would be discouraged from reporting wrongdoing if required to inform company officials first.
The new rules would seek to discourage employees from bypassing their companies' compliance programs. Once employees report potential wrongdoing to their company, the SEC would officially designate them as whistleblowers, potentially eligible for awards -- provided they give the SEC the same information within 120 days.
In addition, the SEC will credit whistleblowers whose companies pass their information to the agency, even if the whistleblowers themselves do not. That way, whistleblowers could receive awards by reporting wrongdoing internally to their companies.
The new rules represent the first time that whistleblowers will be given a financial incentive to report misconduct to company authorities, SEC Chairman Mary Schapiro said before the vote.
Companies' internal compliance programs play "an extremely valuable role" in preventing fraud, Schapiro said. She said the new rules strike a balance between encouraging whistleblowers to pursue internal compliance when appropriate and giving them the option to go directly to the SEC.
"It is the whistleblower who is in the best position to know which route is best to pursue," she said.
Advocates of the new program say whistleblowers can be an effective line of defense against corporate wrongdoing. The SEC was embarrassed by its failure to halt Bernard Madoff's multibillion-dollar fraud over nearly two decades, despite red flags raised by whistleblowers.
The SEC has made few awards to whistleblowers under its bounty program. Until now, it's been limited to insider trading cases. And its system for processing tips from whistleblowers was criticized as chaotic.
Under the new program, if an insider at Goldman Sachs had given the SEC information leading to its $550 million civil fraud settlement with Goldman over its marketing of mortgage securities, that person could have collected up to $165 million.
"The SEC has chosen to put trial-lawyer profits ahead of effective compliance and corporate governance," the Chamber of Commerce said after the vote. "This rule will make it harder and slower to detect and stop corporate fraud, by undermining (internal) compliance systems."
The stats on tornadoes so far this year are horrifying. A record-breaking 482 people (and ABC News reports 1,500 are unaccounted for in Joplin, Missouri) have been confirmed killed as of 24 May.
We know that spring's a bad season for tornadoes. We know that La Niña years fuel stormy Aprils. But 2011 is redefining even those parameters.
Here's what NOAA has to say about last month alone:
April 2011 set anew record with a total of 875 tornadoes.
The previous April record was set in 1974 with 267 tornadoes.
The average number of tornadoes for the month of April during the past decade was 161.
The previous record number of tornadoes duringany month was 542 tornadoes set in May 2003.
NWS [National Weather Service] records indicate 321 people were killed during the April 25-28 tornado outbreak.
NWS records indicate 361 people were killed during the entire month of April 2011.
Leading up to April's extreme tornadoes were some extreme temperatures, noted Stu Ostro, Senior Meteorologist at the Weather Channel:
The temperature in Laredo reached 111 degrees the day prior to the peak [April] outbreak, the hottest on record at that location for so early in the season. Precipitation extremes have been extreme even by extreme precipitation standards, with April rainfall upwards of 20" in Arkansas and record levels on some rivers in the central US, juxtaposed with an exceptionally large amount of Texas being classified in extreme or exceptional drought.
Now May is racing to catch up to and maybe even pass April. Here's what NOAA finds so far:
The National Weather Service's preliminary estimate is more than 100 tornadoes have occurred during the month of May 2011.
The record number of tornadoes during the month of May was 542 tornadoes set in May 2003.
The average number of tornadoes for the month of May during the past decade is 298.
May is historically the most active month for tornadoes.
As I write, reports are rolling in about a new round of tornadoes—and deaths—in Oklahoma.
Jeff Masters' WunderBlog describes the Joplin tornado's nine-minute path thus:
A violent high-end EF-4* [Enhanced Fujita Scale] tornado [initial assessment] with winds of 190-198 mph carved a 7-mile long, 3/4 to one mile-wide path of near-total destruction through Joplin beginning at 5:41pm CDT Sunday evening.
*UPDATE: After surveying the Joplin tornado track, the NWS announced that its winds exceeded 200 miles per hour. This makes it the fourth EF-5 tornado this year, according toWonderBlog—and the most costly ever. Initial estimates: $1-3 billion.
You can hear the tornado rolling in about 01:20 into the video (perhaps the first of the multiple vortices?), then really winding up at 01:59. But that's nothing. At 03:00 all hell breaks lose.
Large Vertical Wind Shear
Low Level Moisture
His blog does a great job of explaining those in detail.
Unusually warm surface waters in the Gulf of Mexico—about 2 degrees Fahrenheit/3.6 degrees Celsius warmer than normal—may be a factor in this season's tornado frequency and strength, according to National Weather Service director Jack Hayes. Add that to an uncommonly southward jet stream track, reports Scientific American, and you've got a recipe for the kinds of disasters we've been seeing so far this year.
May 25, 2011
The 'Christian' Dogma Pushed by Religious Schools That Are Supported by Your Tax Dollars | Tea Party and the Right
Religious schools across the nation are receiving public funds through voucher and corporate tax credit programs. Many hundreds, if not thousands, of these schools use Protestant fundamentalist textbooks that teach not only creationism, but also a religious supremacist worldview. They offer a shocking spin on politics, history and human rights.Are your state’s tax dollars funding the teaching of religious supremacism and bigotry? What about creationism? The answer is undoubtedly yes, if you live in a state with a voucher or corporate tax credit program funding “school choice."
May 23, 2011
Dittman's Walk-Off Homer Gives Illini Big Ten Title - FIGHTINGILLINI.COM // THE OFFICIAL HOME OF UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS ATHLETICS
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Casey McMurray drew a two-out walk in the bottom of the ninth and Matt Dittman crushed a two-run, opposite-field walk-off home run to complete a three-game sweep of Indiana with a 7-5 victory on Saturday, giving Illinois a share of the Big Ten championship, its first Big Ten title since 2005. The Illini finish the Big Ten season 15-9 and share the title with Michigan State after the Spartans dropped a 6-5 decision to Northwestern on Sunday, but Illinois will be the No. 1 seed in next week's Big Ten Tournament because of its series victory over MSU earlier in the season.
"That guy got me the other night, but for some reason, I had a good feeling going into the at bat," Dittman said of his home run. "I've been struggling for most of the season, but I'm glad that I was able to come up and contribute. It's been a goal of ours since we've been here (to win a Big Ten title). We said it at the beginning of the year and things didn't look too good, but halfway through the year we kind of figured it out and now we're here."
It has been an incredible sprint to the finish for Illinois, which has won 13 of its last 17 games, including 11 of its last 14 Big Ten games. The Illini stood at 12-21 overall, 4-6 in the Big Ten, after losing the first game of the series against MSU on April 23, but rallied to their current 25-25 overall mark.
"Wes Braun did a great job the last two innings and I really wanted to score that last inning because we were getting into the meat of their order," Illinois head coach Dan Hartleb said. "I just thought that if we could win it in that situation, it would be perfect. Casey McMurray had a very, very good at bat to draw the walk and then Matt Dittman gets a pitch up and just smoked it. I'm as proud as I could be of these guys. It's a great finish to a home season and a way to roll into a Big Ten Tournament."
The Illini won all three games against the Hoosiers in their last at bat, with a walk-off home run by McMurray on Thursday and a walk-off blast by Dittman on Saturday. Illinois scored two runs in the bottom of the eighth on Friday to take a 13-12 victory and the Illini out-scored Indiana by only four runs in the series, but came up with clutch hit after clutch hit in the three-game set.
The victory gives Illinois its fifth-straight series win and sixth series victory in 2011, both school records. The win also extends the Illini's winning streak to five, tying their longest this season with a five-game streak from March 19-April 1.
Illinois grabbed a lead in the second inning when McMurray led off with a double to right-center and Dittman lashed a single to right. Center fielder Willie Argo grounded to shortstop and Dittman was put out, but he beat the double-play relay thrown and McMurray scored to give the Illini a 1-0 lead.
Indiana DH Alex Dickerson blasted a solo home run to right-center in the top of the fourth, breaking a string of nine consecutive hitters retired by Illini starter Corey Kimes and tying the IU career home run record, to bring the Hoosiers and Illini into a 1-1 tie.
In the fourth, Dittman drew a two-out walk and Argo was ruled safe on a bang-bang play at first when he hit a slow grounder up the middle that second baseman Micah Johnson gloved and threw to first. Right fielder Davis Hendrickson then ripped a single through the right side, scoring Dittman to push the Illini ahead 2-1.
Hoosier center fielder Justin Cureton knotted up the score in the fifth with a solo homer to left-center with two outs but Kimes settled down to retire Dustin DeMuth for the third out as Indiana tied the game, 2-2.
Second baseman Pete Cappetta led off with a base hit to left-center and DH Justin Parr singled to right. Cappetta was put out at third on a close play on catcher Adam Davis' grounder to shortstop and third baseman Brandon Hohl walked. McMurray lifted a sacrifice fly to center that drove in Parr and gave Illinois a 3-2 lead.
Indiana tied it in the sixth after Kimes walked two hitters around a double to load the bases. Will Strack relieved him and walked the first hitter he faced on four pitches, forcing in a run, before striking out the next hitter. He then induced a pop-up to Parr at shortstop for the second out and Parr made a diving play to his right and threw to second for the final out of the inning, keeping the game tied, 3-3.
Illinois threatened in the sixth when Argo drew a leadoff walk but he was caught stealing. Right fielder Davis Hendrickson struck out but Parr walked and Indiana brought in closer Ryan Halstead. He stole second and then Cappetta walked, but Justin Parr flew out to deep left for the final out of the inning.
But Indiana grabbed its first lead of the day in the seventh when Strack gave up a walk and a base hit to the first two hitters he faced. He got the first out on a sacrifice bunt and loaded the bases with another walk. Luke Joyce relieved Strack and got Dickerson to hit a sacrifice fly to deep center field but Hoosier first baseman Jerrud Sabourin singled to center to drive in another run. Joyce coaxed another fly-out to center to escape the inning as IU took a 5-3 lead.
Davis hammered the first pitch he saw from Halstead in the seventh off the scoreboard in left for a solo homer, bringing the Illini within 5-4. Indiana changed pitchers, bringing in third-string catcher Dylan Swift. Hohl ripped the first pitch he saw, but Cureton corralled it on the warning track for the first out. But McMurray hammered a 3-2 pitch over the scoreboard in left field for his second home run of the weekend, tying the game at 5.
Wes Braun came on to pitch the eighth inning and retired the Hoosiers in order on a liner to Hendrickson, a strikeout and a groundout to Hohl. But the Illini went down 1-2-3 in the bottom of the eighth as the game went to the ninth, tied 5-5.
Braun required only nine pitches to retire the Hoosiers in the top of the ninth on a deep fly-out to Argo, a groundout to Parr and a groundout to Cappetta. Davis grounded out to second on a 3-2 count to start the bottom half and Hohl lifted another deep fly ball to the left of center field, but Cureton was there to record the second out. McMurray drew a five-pitch walk, though, and Dittman fouled off the first pitch before crushing an 0-1 fastball for his second home run of the series, this one a two-run walk-off job that gave the Illini a share of the Big Ten title.
Dittman led the offense, going 2-for-3 with a homer, two RBIs and two runs. McMurray was 2-for-3 with a homer, two RBIs and three runs, and Argo went 1-for-2 with an RBI, two walks and a steal. Davis also went 2-for-5 with a solo homer, giving Illinois six home runs for the series.
Joyce tossed 2/3 of an inning of scoreless relief and Braun was masterful in his two-inning stint, striking out one while retiring all six hitters he faced.
In the series, Dittman hit .600 (6-for-10) with a double, two home runs, five RBIs and six runs for a 1.300 slugging percentage and .692 on-base percentage. Argo hit .444 with an RBI, two runs and two steals, and Josh Parr hit .375 (3-for-8) with a triple, two RBIs, three runs and a steal while making a number of incredible plays in the field.ICS