On May 2, 2009, Guardiola’s Barcelona took the Bernabéu with an overwhelming victory in the League. A 2-6 in which Piqué participated with one of the goals and today he has underlined it in the networks. The Barcelona central has posted a message on Twitter with the message “11 years!” to commemorate and celebrate the anniversary of that victory. In addition, he has added the video in which the defender marks the final 2-6. Casillas has picked up the gauntlet and, through the same social network, has answered the defender with an “11 + 2 = 13” in reference to the number of Champions that Real Madrid has in its showcases. No one has added more than the white team. Casillas, in particular, has won three with Real Madrid. Meanwhile, Piqué has four, three with Barcelona and one with Manchester United. That triumph of Barcelona in the league in 2009 raised blisters at the White House and Piqué wanted to rescue that moment. In addition to him, they scored Henry (2), Puyol and Messi (2) by Barcelona. Real Madrid managed to score two goals through Higuaín and Sergio Ramos. Guardiola’s Barcelona won and in the end took the League with a total of 87 points.
With Christmas barely three weeks away, the Liberia National Police (LNP) Director Chris Massaquoi has announced what he considers to be a last warning to those engaged in armed robbery.Director Massaquoi in a statement warned suspected armed robbers and their accomplices to desist or the police will be left with no alternative but to return fire whenever they come under attack by suspected armed robbers.He said the police will have no regret if someone gets killed in the exchange of fire, warning that, “The Police Support Unit (PSU) and the Emergency Response Unit (ERU) have been instructed to decisively deal with any armed robbery situation in a more robust manner to save lives and properties.” “I would like to appeal to grandmothers, grandfathers, husbands, wives, friends, relatives and the owners of those armed robbers to tell their children to stop. Tell them to stop. Do not blame the police when we react. Do not blame us. If anything happens to your children who are out there at night committing armed robbery, do not blame the government, do not blame the LNP, because we will not relent to shoot back if we come under attack”, Director Massaquoi said in the presence of foreign diplomats.He made the statement over the weekend during the graduation program for about 105 LNP officers as the Sixth Batch of the PSU held at the National Police Training Academy in Paynesville, outside Monrovia. The training of the officers, an LNP statement said, was facilitated by the Government of France through its Embassy in Monrovia. The officers were trained in crowd (protest or riot) control by the French National Gendarmerie.According to Director Massaquoi, the homes of peaceful residents have in recent times been broken into by suspected robbers who took away personal belongings under gun point at night, warning that such behavior will have to stop or the consequences be will be felt.“The police will do what is expected to protect the people of Liberia from the hands of evil minded individuals who continue to rain mayhem on peaceful residents”, Massaquoi added.He called on Liberians not to panic about the UN Mission drawdown from the country, maintaining that the LNP was reaching its full potential to fill any gap that would be created as the result of the pull out of UNMIL.French Ambassador to Liberia, Joel Godeau, said since 2010, France has been providing special assistance to the PSU by organizing yearly training focused on Mob Democratic Management.The French envoy stated that for three weeks, two experts of the French Gendarmerie, Lieutenant Emmanuel Touze-Peiffer and Adjutant Jacky Calonne, shared their experiences with the 105 LNP officers.He noted that during the training, the 105 officers received sophisticated techniques to maintain law and order.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Members of the Legislature’s Budget CommitteeThe Joint Budget, Public Accounts, Expenditure and Audit Committee of the 54th Legislature has announced the beginning of scrutiny of the 2019/2020 Budget in the tune of US$532 million on Tuesday, July 30, which is inarguably part of the Legislature’s oversight and appropriation functions.The Legislature’s Budget Committee comprises members from the Committees on Ways, Means, Finance and Development Planning and Public Accounts & Expenditure, from the House of Representatives and the Senate. The membership is about members of the Legislature.According to the schedule from the House’s Press and Public Affairs Bureau, over 40 governmental revenue generating entities are expected to appear in closed-door hearings between Tuesday, July 30 and Friday, August 9.The 11-days undisclosed hearings will commence daily at 10:00 a.m. in the House’s 1st Floor Conference Room of the Capitol Building.Heads of Ministries and State Owed Enterprises are requested to submit copies of their 2018/ 2019 budget Performance Reports, income statements, statements of cash flow and statements of retained earnings and strategic plan, as required by the Public Financial Management Law of 2009.The Ministry of Finance and Development Planning and the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) will be the lead or seated entities throughout the revenue forecast.The two institutions will be joined by the National Port Authority (NPA) on the first day, Tuesday, July 30.On Wednesday, July 31, the institutions that have been invited include the Liberia Petroleum Refining Corporation, Liberia Maritime Authority, Liberia Telecommunication Authority, Ministry of Mines and Energy and the Ministry of Transport.The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Justice Ministry, the Liberia National Police, the Liberia Immigration Service, the Liberia National Fire Service and the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications will appear on Thursday, August 1.The revenue forecast hearing will also be held on Friday, August 2, with the Ministry of Labor and the Ministry of Commerce and Industry in attendance. Others are the Liberia Business Registry, the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection and the Ministry of Public Works.The chairman and co-chairman of the Legislature’s Joint Committee on Budget, Rep. Thomas Fallah and Sen. Morris SaytumahOn Monday, August 4, the revenue component of the 2019/2020 Budget will continue with the Forestry Development Authority, Ministry of Health, John F. Kennedy Medical Center, Liberia Medical and Dental Council, Liberia National Board of Nursing and Midwifery and the Liberia Medical and Health Product Regulatory Authority.The Ministry of Internal Affairs, Ministry of Youth and Sports, Center for National Documents, Records, and Archives, Liberia Institute of Public Administration and the Liberia Land Authority will appear on Tuesday, August 6; while on Wednesday, August 7, the Judiciary, Liberia Domestic Airport Authority, Roberts International Airport, Environmental Protection Agency and the National Housing Authority will in attendance.The Liberia Electricity Corporation, the Liberia Water & Sewer Corporation, the National Transit Authority, the National Identification Registry and the National Lottery Authority have been invited to appear on Thursday, August 7, while Monrovia City Corporation and the Paynesville City Corporation will join the revenue forecast hearing on Friday, August 8.According to the House’s Press and Public Affairs Bureau, the expenditure revenue of the 2019/2020 will be announced hopefully on Friday, August 8.It may be recalled that after 57 days of delay on the submission of the 2019/2020 budget, the draft budget was submitted on Friday, June 28.Following the submission of the draft budget, there were ‘hitches’ on the commencement of the scrutiny of the draft budget because of the failure to provide supporting fiscal documents including the Fiscal Outturns (2018/2019), Budget Framework Paper (2019/2020), the Budget Annex- Public Debts (2019/2020), and the Gender Budget Statements (2019/2020).Others were the Consolidated State-Owned Enterprises Budget Annex (2019/2020), copies of the 2019/2020 Draft Budget to all members of the 54th Legislature, the Revenue Projection Template and Forecast (2019/2020).Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
United States Oil Giant ExxonMobil, on Friday announced having reached total depth on the Sorubim Well in the Stabroek Block and coming up dry.“Unfortunately, the well did not encounter commercial quantities of hydrocarbons. Exploration wells come with a certain amount of risk, and this is particularly true in frontier areas like Guyana. Success is not guaranteed. We have had great exploration success in Guyana with seven previous discoveries: Liza, Liza Deep, Payara, Pacora, Snoek, Ranger, and Turbot. Skipjack and now Sorubim are what we call ‘dry holes’,” the company said in a statement.The Stena Carron drill shipThe company said it began drilling the Sorubim well on the Stabroek Block on April 3, 2018 and the Bob Douglas will complete this well and then move to begin drilling the Liza Phase 1 wells. The Stena Carron drill ship will continue to explore and evaluate other areas of the block.The Stena Carron is currently drilling the Liza 5 well, which will likely be followed by a new prospect, called Long Tail.Guyana will officially begin oil production in 2020.The Stabroek Block is 6.6 million acres. Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited is the operator, and holds a 45 per cent interest in the Stabroek Block. Hess Guyana Exploration Ltd, Hess Corporation’s subsidiary, holds a 30 per cent interest, and CNOOC Nexen Petroleum Guyana Limited holds a 25 per cent interest.Since ExxonMobil’s 2015 oil find, Guyana has attracted international attention and precipitated intense sensitisation exercises. In May 2015, Exxon confirmed that more than 295 feet of high-quality, oil-bearing sandstone reservoirs were encountered at its Liza 1 exploration well.In late June 2016, Exxon’s drilling results at Liza 2 revealed more than 58 metres of oil-bearing sandstone reservoirs in Upper Cretaceous formations. The well was drilled to 5475 metres at 1692 metres water depth. Drilling results confirmed recoverable resources to be between 800 million and 1.4 billion barrels of oil equivalent.The company had announced that it made its third significant discovery in its drilling explorations offshore Guyana. Its partner, Hess Corporation, had noted that the Liza 3 exploratory well’s net value could be US$6.2 billion, based on calculations from the Bank of Montreal (BMO) Capital Markets.Drilling on Payara began on November 12, 2016, with initial total depth reached on December 2, 2016. In January of 2017, the oil giant announced it had struck some 95 feet of oil reservoirs in its Payara-1 well, targeting the same type of reservoirs as the well’s Liza counterpart.Oil was discovered in the Turbot-1 well in October of 2017. According to the oil company, following the discovery, the well reservoir was 75 feet deep. Drilling has been ongoing at the Turbot well since August 2017.More oil was found at the Pacore-1 drill site, some 107 miles from the coast of Guyana. This would be the seventh major find by Exxon since May 2015. It is understood that additional exploration drilling is planned on the Stabroek Block for 2018, including potential appraisal drilling at the Ranger discovery.
Fort St. John’s Denny Morrison will be on the ice this weekend in Norway as he takes part in the first World Cup event of 2015. The event will be a chance for skaters to qualify for the 2015 World All Round Championships to be held in Calgary March 7 and 8, but Morrison has already qualified.Morrison has his spot reserved in Calgary based on his top six World Cup rankings from the first four World Cup events.Coming into this weekend’s skate, Morrison is ranked sixth in the 1,500 metre distance.- Advertisement –
At her first appearance in the Valley on Thursday, Carol Baker Tharp – the new general manager of the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment – pledged to enhance the effectiveness of the city’s commitment to “backyard democracy.” “I know exactly what you’ve been through,” Tharp said, citing her decades of experience in neighborhood councils and other grass-roots organizations. “I want to get rid of the stuff we hate,” she said, referring to the bureaucratic hurdles and internal problems of the councils themselves. With a $4.3 million dollar budget and a 51-member staff overseeing 88 neighborhood councils, Tharp heads an agency that has come under fire from neighborhood councils across the city for its sometimes paternal air. Volunteer council members also complain about the seemingly endless form-filing required from the all-volunteer neighborhood council members. Jill Banks Barad is president of the Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council and the Valley Alliance of Neighborhood Councils, a coalition of about 30 neighborhood councils throughout the valley. “It just takes an inordinate amount of time for me to do what they ask,” Barad said about the amount of paper work required for official business. “They tend to make it more difficult and you kind of live in fear that they’re going to punish you.” Scores of neighborhood council elections were canceled last year due to procedural problems, she said. Some of the criticism has been leveled at the neighborhood councils themselves. Complaints include infighting at meetings, conflicts of interest and a lack of diversity in membership. In November, City Controller Laura Chick released an audit of DONE, stating that it lacked the explicit authority to give the neighborhood councils proper training, expertise and outreach. But some neighborhood council members believe that what is needed at DONE is not more power, but a cultural change in how it interacts with the neighborhood councils. email@example.com (818) 713-3329160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Jacinta Dalton, Brid Torrades, Gabriel Faherty, Tom Flavin, Aine Maguire, Chris Molloy and Ruth Healy were named as Wild Atlantic Way’s Food Champions by Failte Ireland today. Photo: Pat Moore.Fáilte Ireland has announced the names of 16 new emerging food champions and a Donegal chef in amongst them.Christopher Molloy from The Lemon Tree in Letterkenny, will represent the importance of food to tourism and visitors to Ireland.He will join twenty-one food champions located in the Wild Atlantic Way, Ireland’s Ancient East and Dublin as part of the Food Tourism Network Development programme. The group will work together with their local community to help build Ireland’s food tourism reputation, sourcing and activating ideas to encourage visitors to stop more, spend more, and stay longer.These new food champions were chosen from over 400 nominations following a selection process. The tourism authority had sought nominations for emerging food champions with a resounding passion and belief in Irish food who actively influence and shape the future of Irish cuisine and food tourism in their region.The focus for the initiative in 2016 is on individuals located in particular from within its two newest brands Ireland’s Ancient East and Dublin – A Breath of Fresh Air with an addition of four new food champions located along The Wild Atlantic Way.Christopher said he was delighted to have been selected as a Food Champion said: “I was shocked to be chosen as a Fáilte Ireland food champion, but am over the moon. I am so passionate about Donegal and its food community. My goal is to keep promoting Donegal and Ireland for not only i’s stunning scenery but as an emerging, global culinary destination.”“Everyone knows about the scenery in Donegal, it is sensational, you would be in pure awe of it. But we also have incredible raw materials and an amazing food community. Letterkenny is a great base or jumping off point for travelling on the Wild Atlantic Way and certainly has all the ingredients to emerge as a global culinary destination”.About Christopher and the Lemon Tree…..The set-up at the Lemon Tree Restaurant in Letterkenny sounds like a recipe for disaster. Three brothers, plus one other chef, in the kitchen working together; no titles, no hierarchy, no head chef! Front of house, their two sisters and a cousin. All of them have been there from the very beginning, when the restaurant was opened by Christopher’s parents, two decades ago – and it works.Christopher started his career on wash-up aged 13 and went on to train in professional cookery at Killybegs college. His father had been a cook in the army, his two older brothers were chefs; he never questioned that this was also the path for him. Apart from some time spent working and travelling in Australia and regular travel centred around ‘food experiences’, Christopher has made the decision to stay put in Donegal. Faced with the option of taking a job in Dublin a couple of years ago he looked around and thought “why would I move to Dublin when I have the best of everything here”. This realisation gave him a renewed determination to promote native Donegal; its beauty, its produce, its food landscape, and he has since become active in events and media eagerly showcasing the food of his county.Christopher is passionate about the community that exists around food, and for him in Letterkenny this community is particularly tight-knit; with, for example, meat being sourced from his Uncle’s farm and mussels from “a guy I play football with on Saturdays”. Christopher wants to build that sense of community and also put these people he knows ‘on the map’. Naturally he has a strong sense of how central the family business; whether farm, retail, hospitality, is to Ireland and Irish tourism and he wants to showcase this. He wants visitors to realise that this is a place to come to not only for the breath-taking scenery, but also the food, and he wants young chefs to realise that there is plenty to keep them here or to bring them back.DONEGAL CHEF NAMED AMONGST IRELAND’S TOP EMERGING FOOD CHAMPIONS was last modified: June 16th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Chris MolloydonegalLemon Treeletterkenny
The Volkswagen Golf tops the list as most searched for used car model among Donegal car buyers.The colour red and VW Golfs top the online car searches in Donegal.The third Carzone.ie Motoring reports shows it is followed by the Ford Focus, Audi A4 and Volkswagen Passat as most popular choices in Donegal.The report is a bi-annual index which tracks trends in both the new and used car markets in Ireland. The data has been compiled using the 60 million searches carried out on Carzone.ie during the last six months of the year, vehicle transactions listed on Cartell.ie and an in-depth survey of 2,187 motorists nationwide.The results reveal that Toyota is the most searched for car marque in Donegal, ahead of Volkswagen, Ford and Audi.Contrary to the national trend of black, the majority of Donegal buyers choose red as their colour preference when searching for a used car.Overall, 474,418 used cars were sold in Ireland during the last six months of 2013, an increase of 16% on the same period in 2012. The report cites fuel costs and the price of road tax as the top two financial concerns for Irish motorists, while 80% of car buyers continue to opt for diesel models, indicating a desire for better fuel economy.Although almost 70% of those surveyed commute less than 100 kilometres per working day, however, only 1% would consider purchasing a hybrid or electric power model for their next car.The findings show that women tend to choose older cars than men, while also opting for lower mileages and spending less on the purchase price.A quarter of women surveyed purchased their last car based on reliability, while the majority of men (37%) admitted to just wanting a change.Meanwhile, over half of those surveyed have already bought or would buy a car based on the inclusion of gadgets and in-car technology. Commenting on the findings of the report, Warren Cray, general manager at Carzone.ie, said: “It is clear from the results that there is cautious optimism in the market as used car transactions continue to rise.“More than 60 million searches were carried out on Carzone.ie in the second half of last year alone and we are on track to continue that trend in 2014. Indeed, over half of respondents to our survey plan to buy a car in the next six months so the market shows no sign of slowing down any time soon.”Key Findings· Volkswagen Golf is most searched for car model in Donegal, followed by Ford Focus, Audi A4 and Volkswagen Passat · Toyota is most searched for car marque in Donegal· Red tops the list as most searched for colour among Donegal car buyers· 474,418 used cars sold in Ireland in last six months of 2013· Top two financial concerns for Irish motorists are fuel costs and road tax· 80% of searches on Carzone.ie for diesel models· Over 50% of motorists would choose a vehicle based on in-car technologyRED VW GOLFS TOP THE LIST OF DONEGAL ONLINE CAR SEARCHES was last modified: April 5th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalonline car searchToyotaVW Golf
Woodland Hills Try Colorado Re: “Not a lotta Hoffa here” (May 31): Regarding the hunt for Jimmy Hoffa’s remains, it seems that finding such could be anywhere. I remember seeing a headline on a tabloid while waiting in a supermarket checkout line that said, “Adam and Eve’s bones found in Colorado!” – Ed Schlossman Thousand Oaks Now I know why Re: “Years of neglect take their toll on Valley streets and sewers” (May 28): I now understand why my 37-year-old streets in Marina del Rey (L.A. city section) don’t get repaved. What I don’t understand is why the city re-paves the streets around L.A. County Supervisor Yvonne Burke’s condo in the marina every other year. What a disgrace. The city really needs to look at every dollar it spends, and ask why. – Steven Mittleman Marina del Rey The same people Re: “Years of neglect take their toll on Valley streets and sewers” (May 28): Regarding the story in the Sunday edition about the city sewers, streets falling apart, the same old people are at it again. The ones that complain the most are the same ones that don’t want to pay for it – the no-on-the-bond-issue crowd. They want it both ways. They want their cake and eat it, too. – Darrel Woodward Van Nuys Don’t trust them Re: “Study aimed at brightening blighted Sun Valley” (May 27): I teach in Sun Valley and am glad someone is finally recognizing “The Land of the Dump,” but I do not believe that the politicians will follow through and implement the community leaders’ vision. The events currently unfolding at the South Central Farm, where 360 poor farmers have to raise $16 million to buy back a city plot that was sold three years ago for $5 million, lead me to believe that the Wal-Marts and Home Depots of the world are just hanging back in the shadows of our city attorney’s pockets waiting for us to become attached to what will later be called “silly uses of good land.” – Eric “Moose” Mahoney Tujunga Stands idly by Re: “Pope prays on visit to Auschwitz” (May 29): As a Holocaust survivor and speaker during the past decades, the most prevalent question mentioned was “Where was God?” and if I still believed in God. On his recent visit to Auschwitz, Pope Benedict XVI wrestled with this perplexing question. It was not God, and I believe it was indifference, moral irresponsibility, godlessness and failure by world leaders to intervene that made the genocide tragedy possible. Forgotten are the haunting words “Never again.” Again, mankind stands idly by while millions of innocent people are persecuted, slaughtered and displaced. – Vernon L. Rusheen Woodand Hills Yes on Prop. 81 Re: “No on Prop. 81”: You write, “The $600 million state library building bond crept quietly onto the June ballot.” Only for those who have been asleep for two years. That’s when (2004) “the measure’s supporters” – the Legislature and the governor – passed the legislation that put Proposition 81 on the June 2006 ballot. It was thought at the time that the state budget needed some time to recover. It has. Do some of the villages in the state need help to catch up with the libraries of L.A.? Sure. That’s why we build schools, highways, dams and levees with bonds. Because infrastructure is affordable when done on a large scale. – Richard K. Moore Huntington Beach A simple truth Re: “Dead heat minus steam” (May 29): So, Steve Westly and Phil Angelides are not impressing Democratic voters and people might be finding them a bit boring as candidates for governor. Sure, the real truth has to do with the fact that it’s just plain more fun to have Arnold Schwarzenegger as governor. You know the other guys probably wouldn’t do any better or worse in the job, but deep down inside you know they wouldn’t be more fun than Arnold. It’s that simple. – R.J. Johnson North Hollywood Cartoon question Question for cartoonist Stephan Pastis regarding his May 29 strip: Any silent moments planned to honor the men and women (let’s not forget the children, by the way) killed by the American men and women in Iraq and Afghanistan? – Kathryn Durfee Agoura Pretty good pay Re: “Get your feet wet” (Your Opinions, May 31): In response to Barbara Herman’s letter, $56,652 is a pretty good salary considering that the average teacher in LAUSD works 180 days of the year (1,488 hours). Compared to other civil servants and workers in private industry who work 260 days a year (2,080 hours), teachers are making $39.36 an hour, not including fully paid health insurance for their families and a great pension plan that can pay up to 70 percent of their salary. Also teachers can supplement their salaries by working summer school and still have almost a month off. Pretty good pay for a baby-sitting job, if you ask me. – Luis Macias Burbank Supposed to be mayor Our mayor is doing a great job. He is assisting in passing a new tax on our trash pickup, without a vote of the people. He never misses a photo op. He is trying to take over the L.A. school district. And now he is on TV trying to get Proposition 82 passed. I think he is doing so much, so fast, so he is doing nothing to assist this city that he is supposed to be mayor of. Except for his telling us what a great job he is doing, he is doing nothing. It is time, mayor, for you to start doing the job you were elected to do, and forget these other ventures. – Gilbert Green Encino The best? Is everybody just champing at the bit waiting for Tuesday? The suspense is almost unbearable waiting to see who wins the primary between Phil Angelides and Steve Westly. If these two pinheads are the best the Democrats have to offer, California is basically screwed. Then again, what’s new? – George Timko West Hills Fallen prices The Bible tells us that Judas sold out Jesus Christ for 30 pieces of silver. President Bush will be remembered in history books as being responsible for selling out America for a head of lettuce. – Robert Dovidio Simi Valley160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Burbank Keep digging Re: “Time Capsule – Lost in Space” (May 31): I was saddened to read that Chatsworth High’s Class of 1976 has been unsuccessful thus far in finding their time capsule. But this is no time to stop digging. If they can’t find the time capsule, maybe they’ll find Jimmy Hoffa. – Jack Ashby Re: “Civilian deaths traumatizing” (May 30): As a former enlisted man, I find it absolutely appalling that every soldier hung out to dry for the prison abuses, and those likely to be so for the Haditha killings, are enlisted people. It’s always the grunts who pay the price – in lives and in stockade time. The military and the administration would have us believe that not one officer, not even a lowly second lieutenant, had any inkling of what was going on. Where were they – playing poker in the officers’ club? Nonsense! Nonsense! Nonsense! – Kenneth Green
PHOENIX — The Giants had vacancies at both corner outfield positions this offseason and under new leadership in the front office, they had the freedom and financial flexibility to fill those spots as they pleased.President of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi swung for the fences (and missed) with Bryce Harper, took a chance on Rule 5 draft choice Drew Ferguson and attempted to add depth with cost-effective minor league free agents in Gerardo Parra and Cameron Maybin.One outfielder the Giants …