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Free webinar promo for USAT August member sign-ups

first_img Related Any USA Triathlon (USAT) annual membership purchased in August – covering both new members and renewals – will earn exclusive access to a free nutrition-based webinar scheduled for 8 September 2010.Valued at US$34.99, the webinar will cover general, best-practice nutrition guidelines for daily training and racing needs. The webinar, which will be hosted by renowned sports dietician Bob Seebohar, will cover pre-race, in-race and post-race nutrition and recovery, as well as supplements and banned substances to avoid.The live webinar will be held on 8 September 2010, but those qualifying USAT members unable to attend at that time will receive a link to the archived webinar.In order to receive access to the free webinar, memberships must be purchased between 12am CDT on 1 August 2010 and 11:59pm CDT on 31 August 2010.www.usatriathlon.orglast_img read more

How Showing Special Kindness To Some Can Have Moral Consequences

first_imgSTEVE INSKEEP, HOST: MATTHEWS: There are people who are dying. And one of them needs a kidney. And this will go to one of them. VEDANTAM: Many people find this moral dilemma painful but will tell you, yes. Killing one stranger is the right thing to do if it will save five. There’s a version of the trolley problem that’s even more painful. It forces us to reckon with the bias that we usually don’t see as a problem, the bias to care about the people we love above all others. SHANKAR VEDANTAM, BYLINE: Thought experiments in philosophy usually don’t go viral, but there’s one that has. VEDANTAM: Concrete because Matthews had decided to donate one of his kidneys to a stranger. His logic was straightforward. GREENE: When it comes to the ethics of everyday life, the basic things that everybody should know not to do – the lying, stealing, cheating kinds of things – we want to have automatic settings that just say, nope, nope, nope, nope, nope, can’t do that. VEDANTAM: And Matthews? When we talk about discrimination, we typically think of people denied something because of who they are, some defining trait. What we can overlook is a different kind of discrimination, which comes from love. NPR’s Shankar Vedantam asks why good deeds, those we do on behalf of our spouses or our neighbors, can sometimes lead to injustice. GROCH-BEGLEY: (Laughter). Very often, like Groch-Begley, we prioritize caring for the people we know. Other times like, Matthews, we try to be impartial. Joshua Greene, the psychologist, compares these different types of moral reasoning to settings on a camera. Our default response, to prioritize the people we know well, is like a camera’s automatic settings. In this version of the thought experiment, five strangers will be saved if you sacrifice someone you know and love, maybe even your own child. Hannah Groch-Begley and Dylan Matthews have discussed this moral dilemma in their relationship. They’ve come to very different conclusions. VEDANTAM: Each of these modes has benefits. The automatic mode, both on a camera and in our minds, is efficient. DYLAN MATTHEWS: I would kill the kid. Yeah. I wouldn’t even question it. Like, it’s five against one. I would probably kill myself after out of grief. And so it would be five against two. But, yeah, those people are all the heroes of their own stories. And they all have loved ones who love them as much as I love the kid. And it seems obscene to me to treat my attachment as paramount above their attachments and their lives. VEDANTAM: Matthews went ahead with the surgery. Afterward, the National Kidney Registry honored him with a trophy. GREENE: So if I want to take a picture of a mountain from a mile away, then I put it in landscape setting and click, point and shoot. And I’ve got a pretty good picture of a mountain from far away. Occasionally, I get ambitious and will want to do something fancy and maybe have something slightly out of focus and off to the side. And who knows, right? And so there, you’d put the camera in manual mode. GROCH-BEGLEY: Which I thought was wild and insane. And I was raised to really think about the person who’s in front of you, your family members, to think about your friends and to think about, how can I put them first? How can I always be there for them? VEDANTAM: To Matthews, not giving away his kidney was like hoarding food he’d never eat while others were hungry. Groch-Begley saw it very differently. GREENE: The trolley is headed towards five people. But you can hit a switch that will turn it onto a side track where it’ll only kill one person. The question is, is it OK to hit the switch to minimize the loss of life? MATTHEWS: It’s hefty. It’s one of the better obelisks I’ve received in my life. VEDANTAM: Greene has researched how people respond to the trolley problem. Here’s the classic version of the thought experiment. GROCH-BEGLEY: I think that it became more difficult for me when it became more concrete. GROCH-BEGLEY: There were moments when I was very scared that this person who I was starting to love was going to potentially put themselves in a great deal of danger. It is a very safe procedure. But I’m not a doctor. So you tell me, oh, you’re going to remove a major organ – elective surgery, like, I don’t understand why you would do that. VEDANTAM: For Groch-Begley and Matthews, this may have started as an intellectual debate. But their different moral frameworks guide important decisions, like where to donate their money or whether to give up a kidney. And those decisions affect the lives of other people. All of us grapple with similar moral questions whether we recognize it or not. GREENE: I’m a professor in the psychology department at Harvard University. And I study moral decision-making and high-level cognition. JOSHUA GREENE: The trolley problem has become a kind of meme. (SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED NPR BROADCAST) HANNAH GROCH-BEGLEY: I would save the child. I would easily kill five people on behalf of my own child. I know that. And I’m not a mother. I just know that that’s the kind of mother I would be. VEDANTAM: Their differences in opinion became an energizing force until about six months into their relationship. VEDANTAM: This is Joshua Greene. VEDANTAM: The differences in the couple’s moral intuitions became clear even on their very first date in 2015. That night at a bar in Washington, D.C., their flirting took the form of a debate over moral philosophy. Matthews explained that he believed in maximizing happiness in the world. That requires treating everyone’s happiness as equally important, whether that person happens to live on your block or on the other side of the world. … Read the whole story: NPR More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

Rock Hall to celebrate 50 years of Rolling Stone magazine

first_imgThe Rock Hall says the exhibit will explore the magazine’s archive of award-winning music and political and cultural reporting. It will open in conjunction with the release of the book, “50 Years of Rolling Stone.”The exhibit will include rarely heard stories, original manuscripts, music reviews and audio interviews that spotlight the artists, writers and others who shared a special partnership with the magazine that debuted in 1967.Highlights of cover images reaching back to rock ‘n’ roll pioneers such as Elvis Presley and Chuck Berry also will be included in the exhibit that opens May 5. It will close in November 2017. FILE – This April 24, 2016, file photo shows the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, located on the shores of Lake Erie in downtown Cleveland. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will celebrate 50 years of Rolling Stone magazine in a new exhibit set to open this spring in Cleveland. Highlights of cover images reaching back to rock ‘n’ roll pioneers such as Elvis Presley and Chuck Berry also will be included in the exhibit that opens May 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Beth J. Harpaz, File) CLEVELAND | The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will celebrate 50 years of Rolling Stone magazine in a new exhibit set to open this spring in Cleveland.last_img read more

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first_imgBy ALANA MITCHELSON A NAR Nar Goon couple who have saved more than 100 kangaroos and wallabies at their make-shift…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Nelson’s Peewee House Leafs crowned West Kootenay Champs

first_imgThe team, finishing sixth overall in the 10-team league won a pair of games over Castlegar and Trail during the round robin before settling for a tie with a second squad from the Silver City.Nelson then advanced into the semi final, having to play immediately following its final round robin contest.Nelson trailed 2-0 before staging a rally and forcing overtime after the score finished 3-3 after regulation time.In shutout, Seamus Boyd and Callum Cutler notched goals to send the Heritage City squad into the final against a second Boundary City team.In the championship game, Nelson held a 4-2 advantage before Grand Forks scored twice in the final minutes to tie the game at 4-4 and force the extra period.Overtime, once again, settled nothing, forcing shootout to decide the West Kootenay title.Again, Boyd and Cutler scored to power Nelson to the West Kootenay Peewee House League title.The team includes, coaches Dean Centrone, Pat Thast, Martin Grill, Mark Arrowsmith and players, Nick Haydu, Dylan Ewen, Jackson Cousins, Callum Cutler, Ben Thast, Rhett Hamilton, Gordon Hollett, Ethan grill, Seamus Boyd, Nikko Lazier, Bruce Sookro, Ethan Bennett, Jack Centrone, Josh Marsden, Devan Hawkes and Andy Loutit and Manager Laura Marsden. Nelson Minor Hockey has another West Kootenay champion.The Peewee Leafs captured the West Kootenay Peewee House League title by putting in a little extra time during the weekend in Grand Forks.The Leafs defeated a pair of teams from the host Boundary City in shootout to claim the regional title.The Nelson Leafs won the West Kootenay Bantam House Championship last month in Nelson.During the weekend, everything came up roses for the Nelson squad.last_img read more

Mallard’s Team of the Week – L.V. Rogers Bombers Girl’s Soccer Team

first_imgThe L.V. Rogers Bombers take to the pitch this week to play host to the BC High School AA Girl’s Soccer Championships beginning Thursday at the Lakeside Soccer Pitch.Some of the games are also being played in Castlegar.The Bombers, defending BC Champs, play a round-robin draw in the pool with DW Poppey of Langley, St. Michael’s University from Victoria and Nechako Valley of Vanderhoof. First game is Thursday morning at 8 a.m. when LVR meets soccer heavyweight St. Michael’s University.LVR then plays Nechako Valley at 2 p.m. before concluding the round robin format Friday at 10 a.m. against DW Poppey.The top team in each of the four pools of play advance to the semi final round of the tournament.The Championship goes at 2 p.m. Saturday.Mallard’s Source for sports would like to salute the Bombers with Team of the Week honours.The team includes coaches Chuck Bennett and Paul Burkart and players Grace Dehnel, Julia Burkart, Noa Butterfield, Jessemyn Vandonselaar, Megan Tenant, Laurel Halleran, Amy Hodgson, Ashley Hall, Sofia Arcuri, Ruby Sereight, McKenna Bennett, Maya Ida, Rylee Zondervan, Mattea Lorenzo, Emily Taylor, Hanna Quinn, Emma Wheeldon, Taylor Zimmer, Shianne Michalchuk and Bella Guderyan. Manager is Tanis Bouchier.last_img read more

FAI Junior Cup 7th round draw this evening

first_imgGREENCASTLE – The Inishowen side beat defendingchampions St Michaels at the weekend 2-1 after extra time, having beaten MervueUtd on penalties in the previous round.PIKE ROVERS – The Limerick side were champions back in 2011 and they won 3-1 away to Suncroft at the weekend despite having to play with ten men for the final quarter.WESTPORT UTD– A hat-trick from Peter Corcoran saw the 2005 champions from Mayo turn arounda 2-0 first-half deficit to defeat Doolan’s Cow 3-2 in Mayfield. FAIRVIEW RANGERS – Eight-time winners Fairview Rangers from Limerick, the mostsuccessful side in the competition’s history, beat Dublin’s St John Bosco 3-0.USHER CELTIC– The Dublin side progressed to the last 16 with a 5-3 win over Limerick’sRegional United in Grangegorman.OLIVER BOND CELTIC – the Dublin side fought from a goal down to see of Donegal’s KildrumTigers 2-1, goals from Adam Mitchell and Jimmy McHugh overturning the openerfrom ex-Finn Harps striker Kevin McHugh.RUSH ATHLETIC– The North Dublin seasiders run of form continued with a hard-fought 3-1 winaway to Villa of Waterford thanks to a brace from Brian McAllister.GOREY RANGERS– A hat-trick from former Bray Wanderers playmaker Dylan Vickers helped theWexford side register a 4-0 win at home to Cashel Town.CRETTYARD –Second-halfgoals from Bobby Dowling, Lee Salter and Colin Osborne saw the Carlow leagueside see off the challenge of the Cork AUL’s Glenthorn Celtic 3-0 at theweekend.NEWPARK –The Kilkenny League club are also in the hat as goals from Eoin Wall, HenryO’Neill and Greg Morton saw them past Carrig Celtic of Limerick 3-0.SHERRIF YC –On Friday night, the 2012, 2013, 2016 and 2017 champions Sheriff YC from Dublinadvanced thanks to goalkeeper Lee Murphy’s late goal from a kick-out againstSkerries Town.CRUMLIN UTD– A hat-trick from Conor Murray sent Dublin side Crumlin United on their way toa 5-1 win over Limerick side Coonagh United on Saturday.CASTLEBAR CELTIC or TOLKA ROVERS – Tolka Rovers ran out 3-1 winners away to Shannon Hibernians at the weekend while Castlebar are waiting in the wings since early December.TRIM CELTIC or AVENUE UTD or FERRYBANK – Waterford side Ferrybank were 4-1 winners at hometo Drumcondra at the weekend and they will play the winners of next Saturday’sTrim Celtic (Meath) v Avenue Utd (Clare) match in round 6.BUNCRANA HEARTS or KILLARNEY CELTIC – Buncrana Hearts won away at Rosemount Mulvey inatrocious conditions in Dundrum to set up a home meeting with Kerry side KillarneyCeltic in round 6.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email ATHENRY FC – The last remaining Galway team stageda Houdini act on Sunday, coming from 3-0 down to beat Manulla 5-4 after extratime in Mayo. The draw for the last 16 of the FAI JUNIOR CUP takes place in Abbotstown at 5pm this evening (Tuesday). Galway side Athenry FC are in the hat after their dramatic extra time win over Manulla on Sunday and they are joined by two Mayo sides, Westport United and Castlebar Celtic (who still have to play their round 6 tie against Tolka Rovers), as well as 8 times former winners Fairview Rangers from Limerick and 4 time winners Sherriff YC from Dublin. Let’s look at the teams in the hat, with one round 5 and three round 6 games still to be completed:last_img read more

Unprecedented Number of Adults Cycling

first_imgThe gradual easing of restrictions will allow new and returning cyclists to enjoy greater freedom on their bikes, benefiting from both a physical and mental health perspective. Many essential workers are also discovering the countless benefits of commuting by bike, leading to a transport revolution. The addition of temporary bike lanes and improved cycling infrastructure will result in a safer environment and help to ease traffic congestion in our cities and towns. With hundreds of thousands of people taking to two wheels, Cycling Ireland has seen huge demand for programmes developed to support members of the cycling community. These include a free 7-week online training programme delivered as part of the #BikeLikeMe campaign, aimed at increasing female participation. Cycling Ireland’s virtual Zwift league has had the highest participation rate of any sports event for the past 10 weeks and a new ‘teach your child to cycle’ resource has proved to be very popular.Cycling Ireland CEO Matt McKerrow welcomed the figures; “I think everyone in the cycling community has anecdotally noticed more people cycling in and around their towns and suburbs recently, but it is great to see the research with numbers quantifying the levels of increased participation.“Cycling Ireland is committed to its role in providing participation opportunities for the physical and mental health of all across the island of Ireland and playing its part in the country’s road to recovery from Covid-19.”print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Over half a million regular cyclists during Covid-19 restrictionsLowest level of inactive people in history of Sport Ireland researchCycling Ireland has welcomed research that found an unprecedented number of adults are cycling every week. The latest figures show an estimated 510,000 people within the Republic of Ireland are enjoying cycling as a form of exercise, participating at least once per week. This marks an increase of approximately 260,000 people compared to the same time last year.last_img read more

Baseball: March 24 Scoreboard

first_imgRice 4, Sam Houston State 0HOUSTON, Texas — Rice used a three-run seventh inning to beat Sam Houston, 4-0, Tuesday night at Reckling Park. The Bearkats will have the opportunity to get revenge against the Owls Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at Don Sanders Stadium. Atkinson led off the first with a single, took second when Cort Brinson was hit by a pitch and third when Chase Daughdrill walked to load the bases. Loyola 8, New Orleans 4NEW ORLEANS, La. – The New Orleans Privateers baseball team (8-16, 2-7 Southland) gave up a six-run inning in an 8-4 loss to the Loyola Wolfpack (18-18, 5-13 SSAC) on Tuesday night at Maestri Field at First NBC Ballpark. With runners on the corners and no outs, Daniel Midyett lined a 2-0 pitch over the right-field wall for his Southland Conference-leading sixth home run of the season. The three-run shot staked Southeastern to a 4-3 lead. Philpott walked the bases loaded in the top of the first and Garcia lifted a sacrifice fly to center to give the Huskies the lead. Dougherty answered in the bottom of the frame with an opposite-field solo shot down the rightfield line to tie the game. The Demons (13-10) jumped to a 2-0 lead after an inning, using the momentum gathered by an inning-ending double play started by Joel Atkinson to end the top of the first. After a pair of one-out singles in the seventh, third baseman Tristan Gray smashed a three-run home run to right field to drive in the winning runs. The Owls added an insurance run in the ninth inning after a walk, hit batter, a bunt single and an error. Charles Philpott (1-3) took the loss for PVAMU, allowing five runs on five hits with four strikeouts and five walks in five innings. Jordan Johnson and Dougherty each threw two innings, with Dougherty allowing an unearned run. The Lumberjacks will return to Southland Conference action this weekend when they travel to Corpus Christi for a three-game series with the Islanders starting on Friday evening at 6:30 p.m. With a 1-0 count on Kevin Carr at the plate, Seward got a great jump on Warhawk reliever Keegan Curtis and stole home. Williams and Midyett followed as the Lions executed a triple steal. Copeland and Clarke each had a pair of RBI for the Wildcats, while Clarke and Taylor Waters each had two hits for ACU. – Return to top – The announced attendance was the sixth largest in Cowboy Diamond history. Lambright gave up back-to-back two-out walks and then threw a pitch that got past the Wildcats’ catcher, Copeland, to allow both runners to move into scoring position. Shortly after that, another passed scored Justin Wall and allowed David Martinelli to move to third base. And then with a two-strike count to Trooper Reynolds, another pitch got through Copeland for a passed, allowing Martinelli to score and Wall to reach first base. After Chane Lynch singled and moved Reynolds to third, ACU head coach Britt Bonneau brought in Nick Palacios to pitch to try and get the Wildcats out of the inning. Menard chopped a grounder to first and the throw home beat Byers, but ULM catcher Dalton Todd dropped the ball allowing Byers to score the eventual winning run. In the top of the 11th inning, UL-Lafayette catcher Nick Thurman used a two-out hit by pitch to reach base and extend the frame for the visitors. On the next play, designated hitter Stefan Trosclair blasted a double into the outfield that allowed Thurman to power past third and slide into home and score the winning run for the Cajuns. Reliever Greg Belton pitched one scoreless inning of relief. He didn’t allow a hit but did walk one batter. SFA got on the board in the second inning on a string of Mountaineer miscues to cut the deficit to 8-1. Garrett McMullen and Kyle Thornell each got hit by an Adam Keller pitch to put two runners aboard. With Holden Holsomback at the plate, Keller threw the ball away on a pickoff attempt at first base and McMullen scampered home when the throw traveled into right field. Northwestern State 13, Mississippi Valley State 0NATCHITOCHES, La. – Northwestern State pitchers struck out a season-high 14 batters and the Demons offense rapped out a season-high 17 hits as the Demons began a two-game, midweek series with a 13-0 victory against Mississippi Valley State on Tuesday night at Brown-Stroud Field. The Lions wasted no time responding. Jacob Seward singled to right field leading off the bottom of the third. Jacob Williams drew a walk and Seward moved to third on a pair of wild pitches during Williams’ plate appearance. Enrique Oquendo, who bailed the Cardinals (11-13, 3-6 Southland Conference) out in the 9th inning, sat down the first two batters he saw in the bottom of the 10th, but walked Josh Vidales and gave up a single to Chris Iriart before he was pulled for Galen Andrews. After working a 3-1 count, Rice lined one to center field that hit just in front of a diving Brendan Satran’s glove and rolled to the wall to improve UH to 18-7. ACU starting pitcher Austin Lambright was tagged with the loss after giving up three first-inning runs on three hits before getting out of the frame. Joe Gawrieh gave up two runs on two hits in the second inning, and then Nate Cole gave up one run in two innings of work as the Patriots jumped out to a 6-0 lead through 3 1/2 innings. For the Wolfpack, Alexander Lorenzo drove in three runs while Luis Angiuzola added three hits to the cause. Nicholson was 2-for-5 with two runs and two RBIs. The Wolfpack earned their first win over the Privateers since 1972. Southeastern tied the game, and almost took the lead, in the seventh. Williams led off the inning with a single to left and then stole second base. He scored to tie the game, 6-6, on Brett Hoffman’s two-out single up the middle. – Return to top – The Demons put together four-hit innings in the fourth (two runs) and sixth innings (three runs) to produce their second straight win. Northwestern State polished off the win with a six-run ninth inning. Pat Day (0-1) took the loss for SFA while Seth Jordan (1-0) was credited with the winning decision for WVU. Taylor Waters then singled to drive in Clarke to make it 6-3, and later scored on another throwing error by Duzenack, making it a 6-4 game. – Return to top – It was the second time this season that the two squads battled in extra innings with the Pokes picking up a 5-4 win in 17 innings in Lafayette on February 24. Grant Dougherty went 2-for-3 with a home run for the Panthers (7-15), while Cody Den Beste drove in the other run. The loss drops the Wildcats to 5-16 overall, while the Patriots improve to 19-3 with the win. ACU will be back in action this weekend with a non-conference series at Southland Conference rival Lamar. The games will be considered non-conference because it is each team’s open weekend, and they scheduled a three-game non-conference series in Beaumont. Southeastern Louisiana 7, Louisiana-Monroe 6Northwestern State 13, Mississippi Valley State 0Houston Baptist 6, Prairie View A&M 0Rice 4, Sam Houston State 0Houston 6, Lamar 5 (10)Louisiana-Lafayette 6, McNeese State 5 (11)Loyola 8, New Orleans 4West Virginia 14, Stephen F. Austin 5Dallas Baptist 11, Abilene Christian 6 Houston 6, Lamar 5 (10)HOUSTON, Texas – A furious, two-inning rally from 15th-ranked Houston in the eighth and ninth innings tied the game at 5-5, and Ian Rice’s RBI-single to center field gave the Cougars a 6-5 win over the Lamar baseball team Tuesday night at Cougar Field in non-conference action. The Huskies return to action when they travel to face Incarnate Word in a three game Southland Conference series Friday through Sunday at Daniel Sullivan Field in San Antonio. All three games will be broadcast live on The Huskies put one more on the board in the eighth as Garcia walked and junior Christian Cokinos laid down a sacrifice bunt, but a throwing error put both runners in scoring position. Senior Clayton Vaughn lifted a pinch-hit sacrifice fly to center for the game’s final tally as the Huskies swept the four-game season series from the Panthers. HBU added a run in the fifth when Jones drew a lead-off walk and Wiggins and Garcia delivered back-to-back singles to make the score 5-1. Connor Wrye drew a leadoff walk and Kevin Lehaie followed with a single as PVAMU threatened in the bottom of the inning, but managed to only score one on a sacrifice fly by Den Beste. – Return to top – Josh Morris, Brandon Stane and Devin Bear followed with two scoreless innings each before Jordan Shaffer finished off the seven-hit shutout with a scoreless ninth inning. A David Fry fielder’s choice scored Atkinson before C.J. Webster followed with an RBI single off Delta Devils starter Connor Sheppeard (0-1). The Mountaineers added two more runs in the third and fifth innings to build their largest lead of the game at 12-1. Dallas Baptist 11, Abilene Christian 6ABILENE, Texas – Abilene Christian gave up six unearned runs and Dallas Baptist scored 10 two-out runs Tuesday night as the 15th-ranked Patriots knocked off the Wildcats, 11-6, in non-conference baseball action at Crutcher Scott Field. That frame matched the first four innings when the Wildcats gave up three runs in the first (two with two outs), a pair of two-out runs in the second and another two-out run in the fourth. In those four innings, the Wildcats committed three errors in the field and their pitchers allowed seven walks. Right fielder Bryce Johnson and designated hitter Dylan Ebbs were the two Bearkats with hits in the game. Center fielder Colt Atwood reached twice in the game with two walks. Left fielder Hayden Simerly and catcher Colin Yelich each worked one walk. – Return to top – Down 5-0, Iriat started the eighth inning rally after he was hit by a pitch to lead off the inning. Two batters later, Montemayor singled through the right side. Wong was walked to load the bases and Iriat was able to score when Kyle Leggett uncorked a wild pitch. Seward (3-for-4) tied a career high with three hits. Bobo (2-for-4), Byers (2-for-3) and Williams (2-for-4) also turned in multi-hit performances at the plate for the Lions. Southeastern Louisiana 7, Louisiana-Monroe 6HAMMOND, La. – In a game of multiple lead changes, Southeastern Louisiana scored in the bottom of the eighth inning Tuesday at Pat Kenelly Diamond at Alumni Field to knock off the University of Louisiana at Monroe, 7-6, for its fifth-straight win. Jacob Campbell punched in another run (Montemayor) with a single through the right side, and Wong took third on the single before he scored on a groundout to the right side from Ashford Fulmer. Joe Farley entered to relieve the Leggett and forced Zac Taylor into a groundout to end the inning. Louisiana-Lafayette 6, McNeese State 5 (11)LAKE CHARLES, La. – Well, you know what they say?  If there is a contest between the McNeese State baseball team and the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns, chances are that the game will extend beyond the prescribed nine innings. Southeastern returns to conference play Friday 6 p.m. against Nicholls State in the opener of a three-game series. The split series will be played Friday and Sunday (1 p.m.) in Thibodaux, Louisiana, and Saturday (3 p.m.) in Hammond. The Lumberjacks committed four errors and issued 10 walks on the afternoon. Houston Baptist 6, Prairie View A&M 0PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas – HBU senior designated hitter Samm Wiggins rocked a three-run home run in the top of the third inning to lift the Huskies to their fourth-straight victory, 6-2, over Prairie View A&M Tuesday afternoon at Tankersley Field. Senior outfielder Andrew Guillotte led all McNeese batters with three hits in the game along with a double and two runs scored. First baseman Connor Crane, shortstop Connor Lloyd and third baseman Kris Molter each turned in two hits on the night. “Congratulations to them. They played hard and Doug does a great job. They just beat us. That inning, we don’t cover first, we have a double play ball and we don’t get it. We’ve got to re-group and that’s all it is,” said Coach Ron Maestri. Southeastern (20-7) had already come from behind three times in the game to either tie or take the lead over ULM (12-10) when it scored the winning run in the eighth on a play at the plate. – Return to top – Nehrir led off the third with a single, stole second, then Payetta drew a walk. Senior third baseman Curtis Jones sacrificed them over with a bunt, then Wiggins unloaded a bomb to left to put the Huskies ahead, 4-1. Sam Odom was outstanding for six innings and held Rice to just four hits to start the ballgame. Unfortunately for Sam Houston the Owls got to Odom in the seventh inning. ULM came right back to take the lead in the top of the third when first baseman Danny Springer doubled in two, putting the Warhawks up 3-1 in the game. In the sixth, Cameron Salvaggio ripped a single to center and later scored on an RBI single off the bat of DeJesus, making it 12-4. The ‘Jacks answered with three straight runs, starting in the fifth. Just as in the second, consecutive SFA batters – Thornell and Eric DeJesus – got hit by a pitch to start the inning. After both runners advanced 90 feet on a passed ball, Holsomback recorded the first hit of the game for the ‘Jacks – an RBI single to first base scoring Thornell. Brandon Smith followed with an RBI groundout to plate DeJesus, making it a 12-3 ballgame. Wiggins went 2-for-4, driving in three, hitting his team-leading third home run of the season and the seventh of his career for the Huskies (13-11). Freshman catcher Zac Garcia made his first start behind the dish and went 2-for-3 with a pair of RBIs and a run. Senior centerfielder Zach Nehrir was 2-for-5 with a double and a run and junior shortstop Louie Payetta scored twice. The Cowboys will be back in action this weekend when they return to Southland Conference action at Northwestern State. First pitch is slated for a 6:30 p.m. start on Friday, March 27 in Natchitoches. – Return to top – Trailing 7-2, New Orleans plated two in the fifth on back-to-back RBI singles. That’s when Coach Doug Faust made a call to the pen for Connor Thurman who came in and retired the next three batters to preserve the lead. Thurman pitched the final five innings and picked up the win. That is exactly what happened on Tuesday evening as the Cowboys (16-9) battled the rival Cajuns (13-8) to 11 innings in front of a capacity crowd of 1,837 spectators that saw the Cajuns outlast the Pokes, 6-5. – Return to top – Ryan Byers bounced a double down the left-field line with two outs and scored on Webb Bobo’s single over the shortstop’s glove into left to tie the game. “We didn’t do a good job on the mound in the first two innings, but then we did some good things offensively in the fourth inning to get back in the game,” Bonneau said. “We just fell apart with two outs in the fifth inning. We’re putting young guys out on the field and putting them under the lights and asking them to perform. They have to learn, and they have to learn what it’s like to play under some pressure.” That was enough for Jeffrey Stovall (3-2), who worked a scoreless two innings in the Demons’ preset rotation. Hezekiah Randolph and Jay Robinson each picked up two hits for the Privateers. Randolph also drove in a run and scored a run. Calloway drew a pair of walks and scored a run. Coco and Preston Marsh each added an RBI. Kober tossed four innings total on the evening and was able to prevent any runs from scoring on just two hits and only one walk. He fanned six in the process. Myers started and tossed 4 1/3 innings with eight strikeouts. Solecitto was on the mound for 1 2/3 innings. Otto pitched three perfect innings with five strikeouts to earn the win. After jumping out to a four run lead in the first three innings of the game, McNeese (16-9) surrendered a pair of runs to UL-Lafayette (13-8) in the fourth and fifth frames that abled the Cajuns to knot up the score at five runs apiece. West Virginia 14, Stephen F. Austin 5NACOGDOCHES, Texas – The Stephen F. Austin baseball team allowed three home runs, including a grand slam in an eight-run first inning, as the Lumberjacks fell 14-5 to West Virginia on Tuesday afternoon at Jaycees Field. The loss drops the ‘Jacks to 7-18 this season and wraps up a four-game homestand. The Mountaineers (11-10) did most of their damage in the first inning of Tuesday’s non-conference contest, scoring eight runs on five hits in the opening frame. After building a 2-0 lead, Shaun Wood hit a grand slam to right field and Taylor Munden hit a two-run home run to left to make it an 8-0 game before the ‘Jacks stepped to the plate. Both team’s entered a pitcher’s duel during the last four innings of regulation as the Cajuns’ Colton Lee retired eight batters in a row at one point while McNeese’s Collin Kober retired four consecutive batters and then another string of three batters. Kade Granier (3-1), the fifth of six Lions pitchers in the game, earned the win with 1.2 innings of scoreless relief. Domenick Carlini earned his second save, in as many outings, working a scoreless ninth to nail down the win. Josh Leone (1-1) was the hard-luck loser, surrendering an unearned run in his only inning of work. Junior righthander Matt Harding (1-0) picked up the win for HBU, throwing an inning and a third of relief. Junior lefthander Weston Wick started for the Huskies and gave up two runs on three hits in four and two-thirds innings. Junior Dylan Zarosky and seniors Brandon Hammerly and Chris Garza each tossed a scoreless inning. The Privateers tried to mount a rally in the middle innings, scoring one in the fourth when a ground ball with bases loaded turned into an error on Nicholson. Stewart Campbell came back to record a strike out and get a line out double play to end the threat with minimal damage. After West Virginia put up two more unearned runs in the seventh, SFA capped the scoring with a final run in the bottom of the ninth. Anthony Soriano doubled deep to the gap in right center, advanced a bag on a wild pitch and touched home on a fielding error to make it 14-5. New Orleans is back in action this weekend with a three-game series on the horizon against Arkansas-Pine Bluff. First pitch for the series opener on Friday is at 6:30 p.m. The Privateers got an early run when Ryan Calloway scored on an RBI ground out off the bat of Jonathan Coco in the first. However, Loyola busted through with six runs in the third inning that started on three consecutive singles. An RBI fielder’s choice by Rawlings Elam tied the game at 1-1. Farley stayed on for the ninth inning and immediately gave up a leadoff single to Kyle Survance, who took second base on a balk. Josh Vidales walked, and both moved up on a wild pitch. Ryan Cawthon took the hill with two on and no outs and loaded the bases after he hit Iriat with a pitch. ACU answered back with two runs in the bottom of the fifth on a two-run double to left by Copeland to cut the lead to 11-6, but Copeland was left stranded at second and the Wildcats would only get four base runners the rest of the game as DBU’s final three relief pitchers – Jay Calhoun, Sean Stutzman and Brandon Koch – allowed just one hit and struck out seven over the final four innings. Seward started another run-scoring rally for the Lions in the fourth. With two outs, the sophomore from New Orleans, Louisiana, singled up the middle. He advanced to second on Williams bunt hit to third base. Midyett was then hit by a pitch to load the bases. The Bearkats mustered just two hits in the game against a combination of Dane Myers, Austin Solecitto and Glenn Otto. The Lions took the lead for good in the eighth. Byers drew a one-out walk and advanced to third on Bobo’s single past the first baseman. Julian Service, pinch-running for Bobo, stole second to put a pair of runners in scoring position for Kennon Menard. Austin Briggs (1-1) was charged with the loss after tossing the last inning and gave up the winning run. Briggs was declared the winner in the first meeting against UL-Lafayette. But the Wildcats struck back with four runs in the bottom of the fourth against DBU relief pitcher Landon Wilson, cutting the DBU lead to 6-4. Tyler Eager reached with a leadoff walk and then was safe at second on an error by DBU shortstop Camden Duzenack. Jeff Clarke then tripled to the right field corner to drive in both Eager and Alex Copeland to make it 6-2. – Return to top – Crane and Lloyd knocked in runs during the first inning to help the Cowboys to a two run lead while Lloyd, Joe Provenzano and Lewis Guilbeau helped extend the McNeese score in the third inning with an RBI each. It appeared as though ACU’s third relief pitcher of the game – Brandon Lambright – would settle the game a bit when he retired the first two men he faced in the top of the fifth on just three pitches. But that’s when the bottom fell out for both Lambright and the ACU defense. But on a 1-0 pitch, Tagg Duce  who had three hits and drove in six runs – blasted a three-run home run just to the left of dead centerfield to drive in three more and put DBU on top 11-4. In the inning, DBU scored five two-out runs with only two hits while ACU had three passed balls and one wild pitch. With Allen Newman batting next, the Privateers got a line out into a double play but it was called back on catcher’s interference. The inning continued and John Nicholson and Alexander Lorenzo each provided two-run knocks to push the Loyola lead to 6-1. With Chris Eades at the plate next, Hoffman almost scored from first to give the Lions the lead. He took off for second on a wild pitch and the throw from the catcher sailed into center field, allowing Hoffman to head for third. Charging in, center fielder Nathan Pugh misplayed the ball, and coach Matt Riser waved Hoffman home. Backing up the play, right fielder Justin Stawychny hit the cutoff man on the throw back in and the relay to the plate was in time to catch Hoffman to end the inning. The Warhawks scored first, pushing across a single run in the second inning on a pair of doubles, but Southeastern answered with a run of its own in the bottom half of the inning. The back end of the Wildcats’ bullpen was just as effective as Ladgie Zotyka (two innings) and Kevin Sheets (one inning) combined to allow just one single (a single by Duzenak off Sheets with two outs in the ninth) and strike out eight Patriots. Zotyka, in fact, struck out five of the six men he faced, and Sheets struck out the side in the top of the ninth. SFA relief pitchers Chris Hassold, Travis Stone and Patrick Ledet closed the game strong, each tossing an inning. The trio didn’t surrender an earned run while limiting WVU to just one hit and striking out five batters. ULM would not go away quietly, however, scoring an unearned run in the fifth and then taking back the lead with a pair of sixth-inning runs.last_img read more

Delta plans new services as deal ends Gulf acrimony

first_imgPhoto: Etihad. Delta plans to push ahead with new international routes, American Airlines heralded it is a victory for US workers and United said it was an important step in the direction of a level playing field.US carriers claimed vindication this week after a deal was signed May 11 to end an acrimonious war of words with Gulf carriers over alleged government subsidies.A statement issued Monday after a meeting between US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and United Arab Emirates Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan said “high-level political commitments” had been made to address US carriers’ concerns about government support of Gulf airlines.The key win for US carriers appears to be that Abu Dhabi-based  Etihad Airways will now issue audited financial statements, something that Emirates already does.  The trade-off is that the existing 2002 Air Transport Agreement remains in force with all rights and provisions.The statement declared an  intention by both governments to promote “best practices for marketplace participation by their airlines.”Watch Emirates superjumbo creates a snowy blast.The governments also understood that financial transparency was best served when airlines issue annual financial reports audited in accordance with internationally-recognized accounting standards.“Emirates Airline and the U.S. airlines that provide or have provided scheduled combination international air services under the agreement have issued such reports for years,’’ the memo noted. “And Etihad Airways intends to do so upon completion of its restructuring and reorganization.“Those airlines should endeavor to take steps to ensure that material transactions with government-owned providers of goods and services of either country are based on commercial terms.”The governments plan to meet again within a year to review the progress of the deal, which is similar to one struck with Qatar in January.The UAE told the US  there were no current plans to launch further “fifth freedom” flights —  services where a carrier whose flight originates in its home jurisdiction can pick up passengers in a  foreign country and fly them to a third country.But this was muddied by a statement by the UAE Foreign Minister welcoming the agreement.“Today’s announcement confirms business as usual by validating all of the rights and benefits –including ‘Fifth Freedom’ services — of the 2002 Air Transport Agreement between the two countries,’’ he said.Emirates later reinforced that view.“Contrary to some media reports, there is no freeze on any of the operating rights prescribed in the Air Transport Agreement or any tacit undertakings to do so,” it said. “The Record of Discussion also makes clear that the UAE and its designated carriers are, and have been at all times in full compliance with the agreement, and that there were never any violations of the agreement by UAE carriers.”Emirates was also pleased the record of discussion recognized its “longstanding practice of publicly releasing audited financials in full compliance with international standards”.“The closure of this issue permits Emirates in the US to solely focus on providing our customers with greater competitive choice and the best travel experience possible with our world-leading product,” it added.UAE airlines currently serve 12 US gateways with 131 flights a week and supporters of the Gulf carriers estimate the services generate tens of billions of dollars into both economies and support hundreds of thousands of jobs.While Delta CEO Ed Bastian did not specify which destinations the US carrier would add in the wake of the UAE deal, CNBC quoted him as saying the airline had been hurt in India and routes currently served by the Gulf carriers were ripe for the opportunity for Delta to fly.Delta stopped flying to Dubai, home of Emirates, in 2015. It blamed unfair competition by the Gulf carriers.In a joint statement with other US carriers welcoming the deal, Bastian described it “as a truly significant moment in a years-long pursuit of a level playing field for Delta and other U.S. carriers”.American Airlines chief executive Doug Parker said the deal addressed “the illegal subsidies received by Emirates and Etihad Airways and most importantly help create a level playing for American workers.”United’s Oscar Munoz added: “This development signals an important step in that direction and we applaud the administration for its efforts.“United Airlines will continue to work as a constructive partner in advancing a competitive environment where American aviation can thrive and consumers win.”last_img read more


first_imgIn true Aussie nature, Beach Touch is becoming an absolute hit in Western Australia.After holidng out during winter TouchWest are pulling out their boardies and bikinis and making waves in the sporting world. The Be Active Beach Touch Championships are being held over two one-day events, with the first day taking place on Sunday December 18 and the second on February 25.Prize money and the chance to be crowned as 2005 Beach Touch Champions are up for grabs, in addition to the opportunity for the fun of Touch and the beach to be combined.This year’s tournament is taking place in conjunction with the nationally televised Vodafone National Beach Volleyball Tour. This will be a huge day and it’s expected that an estimated 10,000 spectators will hit the beach for the event. The main Beach Touch field, will be situated just 50 metres from the show field for Beach Volleyball, meaning the chance for great exposure for the Beach Touch event.Teams will be divided into Mens, Womens or Mixed divisions and play in a knock-out format. All teams will play for the Cup, with the lower placed teams dropping into a Plate, Bowl and Spoon final system.For more information check out By Rachel Grant*Info courtesy of TouchWestlast_img read more

SportingPulse Training Webinars Start This Week!

first_imgThursday, May 30, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM AEST Please refer below for the full schedule of webinars available: Register here Register here Related LinksSportingPulse Webinars Beginning this Thursday, SportingPulse will be holding webinars for all Touch Football Administrators. The focus of the sessions will demonstrate how simple and easy it is for you to set up your Touch Online Registrations.In just 30 minutes you’ll learn the benefits of using the system and how easy it is to get setup. We will also focus on the value to you as an administrator, the value to your members, and how to get started.You can be taking registrations and transacting online in just a few days!There will be four Webinars over the next two weeks – so you can choose a time that suits you best! DATES: Thursday, May 23, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM AEST Monday, June 3, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM AEST Register here Register here Wednesday, June 5, 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM AEST Touch Online Registrations Can’t attend any sessions?Never fear – once they are filmed, they will be available online for convenient viewing anytime. SportingPulse Training Webinars Start This Week!last_img read more

a month agoMan Utd decide to sell Dean Henderson

first_imgMan Utd decide to sell Dean Hendersonby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United are ready to sell Dean Henderson.The Sun says United will spark an auction for Dean Henderson at the end of the season — and hope for a £20million payday.The England Under-21 keeper is showing his potential on loan at Sheffield United — despite his howler gifting Liverpool victory at Bramall Lane yesterday.The new deal to keep David De Gea at Old Trafford means that Henderson faces a long wait for his crack at the No 1 job.And a recent extension on the 22-year-old’s contract means there will be a big price on his head.Henderson wants to star for club and country.So he will be more open to a clean break if the right move comes up. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Kashechewan parents avoid the water despite getting clearance to use it

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe pictures are undeniably painful to look at.Young children in Kashechewan First Nation on the shores of Hudson Bay covered in rashes and blisters.Parents say the skin problems come from the water.But medical experts say it’s more about over-crowded housing.APTN’s Annette Francis is in Kashechewan and files this story.last_img

A group effort of many hands makes short work of t

first_imgA group effort of many hands makes short work of this project. [Photo: Yuki Yanagimoto & Text: sa] May 16, 2005Construction crew and workshop participants help with the concrete pour of new benches in front of the Ceramics Apse. Concrete is mixed behind the apse…. [Photo: Yuki Yanagimoto & Text: sa]Construction crew and workshop participants help with the concrete pour of new benches in front of the Ceramics Apse. Concrete is mixed behind the apse…. [Photo: Yuki Yanagimoto & Text: sa] …. and moved in wheel barrows down the grassy slope [Photo: Yuki Yanagimoto & Text: sa]center_img The top of the benches will be scrubbed with a hardy brush before the concrete sets, to bring the rough grain of gravel to the surface. The next part of this project will be to raise the level under and directly in front of the benches to the level of the concrete walkways around it. [Photo: Yuki Yanagimoto & Text: sa]last_img read more

Franz helps reopen M72M22 trucking shortcut

first_img28Oct Franz helps reopen M-72/M-22 trucking shortcut Fredrickson Road in Empire Township was officially reopened with an Oct. 27 ribbon cutting by John Popa, Leelanau County Road Commission vice chair; Lee Bowen, Leelanau County Road Commission chair; Rep. Ray A. Franz, R-Onekama; and Jim Johnson, Leelanau County Road Commission engineer-manager.  The construction project was aided by $342,000 from the Michigan Legislature’s Roads and Risk Reserve Fund that allocated $230 million for improvements throughout the state during the last year. “It’s no secret that road funding took a back seat during the last decade in Michigan, but it has been a top priority since we’ve worked to put our state’s finances back on stable ground,” Franz said. “It is a good sign for our future to be able to budget additional dollars for road and bridge improvements, and take some of the first steps necessary toward rebuilding and repairing the transportation system.” Also joining for the Fredrickson Road ceremony were Leelanau County Road Commissioner Chet Janik; Bill Bolton, Empire Township supervisor; and Leelanau County Commissioner Peachy Retenbach, along with employees of the road commission and local residents. “Rep. Franz’ efforts in securing additional transportation monies for Fredrickson Road are very much appreciated,” Bowen said when the state money allocation was announced last winter. “The road is in poor condition and in need of upgrading, but with funding so tight there just has not been the monies to address this road.” Categories: Newslast_img read more