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Grosse, Knopp Sweep Baseball Weekly Awards for Southeastern Louisiana

first_imgHonorable Mention: Dakota Mills, Sam Houston State; Mark Moyer, Central Arkansas; Matthew McCollough, Houston Baptist. Pitcher of the Week: Mason Knopp, Southeastern Louisiana – Jr. – RHP – Fort Scott, Kan.Grosse worked a career-high eight innings, combining on a two-hit shutout over Purdue in Hammond last week. He allowed just two hits while striking out four as the Lions came out on top 4-0. Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athletes is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots. 2018 Southland Conference Baseball Week Six Notes (PDF)FRISCO, Texas – Southeastern Louisiana juniors Cody Grosse and Mason Knopp are the Southland Conference Baseball Players of the Week, the league announced Monday. Southland Players of the Week are presented by This marks the second straight Hitter of the Week award for Southeastern after Drew Avans earned the honor on March 13.center_img The Lions (16-6, 5-1 SLC) travel to face South Alabama tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. CT before heading to Jackson State on Wednesday at 6 p.m. They return home for a three-game series against Houston Baptist (8-12, 2-1 SLC) beginning Friday at 6 p.m. Honorable Mention: Keaton Presley, Central Arkansas; Dustin Duhon, McNeese; Riley Donahue, Abilene Christian; Tyler Smith, Northwestern State. Hitter of the Week: Cody Grosse, Southeastern Louisiana – Jr. – 2B – Plainfield, Ill.Grosse was the Lions’ leading hitter during the week, producing three-hit performances in back-to-back games against Lamar to lead his team to a three-game sweep. He posted a .474 batting average on the week with a .579 slugging percentage and .565 on base percentage. Southeastern scored a combined 34 runs through the five games.last_img read more

Paco Alcácer falls to his feet and brings Europe closer to Villarreal

first_imgPaco Alcácer has fallen standing in Villarreal. The Valencian striker returned to LaLiga through the big door, with a goal with which he opened the scoring and causing a penalty that meant both tranquility in the Submarine. The Calleja team knocked down Osasuna and approached Europe After improving in La Cerámica and taking advantage of the immaculate service sheet that is far from home. The reddish team stood up, but Chimy’s loss left sequels. Osasuna had a hard time generating chances from nowhere and auction, just everything Avila contributed. On the development of the meeting, he noted that “We knew it was going to be complicated, that we had to be very precise to play what we wanted and we didn’t have it. But we had work and sacrifice to match their effort and we played a very serious game.”.“Winning is very complicated, against whoever it is. All rivals have arguments to complicate you, so every game is very hard. We are fine, we are winning, but we know what it costs us. And now in the Cup it will be just as complicated “, he pointed out regarding next week’s duel against Mirandés.The technician welcomed the good dynamics of his results by pointing out that “The streak has a lot of value, each match is a final, it is very difficult to win and we have good dynamics. The team manages to win in matches like this, hard, in which you suffer and are able to recover, those victories taste more”.RazeThe Osasuna coach, Jagoba Arrasate, assured in the press conference after the defeat of his team against Villarreal (3-1) that the failures and mismatches in defense of his team sentenced the match.“They have not generated much, in their first play you give a goal and that has cost us dearly. I think that in attack we have made a worthy match. But in defense we have had errors and imbalances that have punished us and have sentenced the game”he assured.“The balance is negative for losing, but if you analyze it you see that you have not made a bad game. It is true that you have given facilities and if you give them to a team with this potential this happens to you. They are tolls that we are paying”sentencedRegarding the news that he presented in his headline team, the technician explained: “We have put other players for this game, people of the squad, and I think they have made a good game. With Enric and José Arnaiz I think it’s a good debut for both of them, I hope they are going to be important players for us “. Goals1-0, 45 ‘: Alcacer, 1-1, 47 ‘: Aridane, 2-1, 53 ‘: Rubén Peña, 3-1, 58 ‘: Casserole The first act was matched. Alcácer only uneven him before the break. Osasuna was good in intentions and in handling the ball, but it was missing. Alcácer, in a counter, came out like a bullet towards the red door after a magical pass from Trigueros. The Valencian defined how he knows. The goal was suspended because the line raised the flag. Alcácer left from his own field and the VAR considered it good. Villarreal was already amortizing the signing of Alcácer. Osasuna, as soon as he started, tied the game after a corner kick. Aridane finished off with pleasure in the second suit, before the gaze of Funes Mori. The Arrasate team was able to pull forward. However, Peña, who played the first part on the right side and the second on the left, scored a great goal. The side dribbled Nacho Vidal with quality and crossed before Sergio Herrera. ChangesSamuel Chukwueze (54 ‘, Gerard Moreno), Enric Gallego (65 ‘, Marc Cardona), Franck Zambo (66 ‘, Trigueros), Fernando Niño (77 ‘, Alcacer), Adrian (77 ‘, Robert Ibáñez) CardsReferee: Valentín Pizarro GómezVAR Referee: José Luis González GonzálezPervis Estupiñán (2 ‘, Yellow) Aridane (56 ‘, Yellow) Casserole (66 ‘, Yellow) Franck Zambo (90 ‘, Yellow) Fernando Niño (91 ‘, Yellow Villarreal played to the rhythm of Cazorla, masterful again in the creation and in the last pass. The Spaniard invented a gold assistance to Alcacer, five minutes after 2-1, and the Valencian was hit by Aridane. The VAR checked if Alcácer was offside, again, but the penalty was noted. Osasuna tried it in the final stretch in every possible way, but Asenjo ended all the occasions.LaneVillarreal coach Javier Calleja said in a press conference after winning his team at Osasuna that the new signing Paco Alcácer could not have a better debut, since he scored and caused a penalty that was decisive in order to win.“Paco could not have a better debut, decisive with the goal and the penalty. I am sure he will give us a lot this year. I consider playing with two strikers in the area, it is an option that we value and work. They are two strikers. (Gerard and Alcácer) with goal and that generate danger, so it is an option that we value very much “he explained.last_img read more

Rod Laver shows his Grand Slam during quarantine

first_imgAnd is that Laver is without doubt one of the most prolific tennis gamers in historical past. Practically 200 titles seem on his observe file (the ATP solely collects 62), lots of them received earlier than the beginning of the Open Period, and amongst them stand out their 11 Grand Slam. To today Rod Laver has a file that neither Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic have but been capable of match: successful all 4 Grand Slam in the identical yr, with the ability to do it in 1962 and repeating the feat in 1969 and matching Don Budge’s landmark in 1938 (Maureen Connolly did it in 1953, Margaret Court docket did it in 1970 and Steffi Graff did it in 1988). A real tennis legend by which the Large Three seems to be to attempt to match its historic achievement 50 years later. The slowdown and quarantine that the coronavirus pandemic has induced in lots of international locations of the world have allowed us to study many unknown sides. of many tennis gamers and in addition see varied treasures that till now had not seen the sunshine.A type of treasures is the trophies that Rod Laver conquered, one of many nice legends within the historical past of tennis. ‘The Rocket? He uploaded a photograph by which a number of trophies conquered during his time as a participant seem and ironic with the next message. “Fairly busy during the coronavirus quarantine sprucing my trophies”, the Australian wrote, together with the hashtag #StayHome (keep residence).last_img read more

Coastal residents warned as high tides expected this week

first_imgIt has been less than one month after devastating floodwaters from recurring high tides hit several sections of the coastland, and residents have been advised again to brace themselves for the worst, as the spring tides will return later this week.Flooding at Mahaica, Region Five (Demerara-Mahaica) earlier this monthOn Tuesday a notice was issued by Junior Public Infrastructure Minister, Jaipaul Sharma advising that the spring tide will commence on Friday, October 25 and will last until Thursday, October 31.It specified that the highest tide is expected on Monday, October 28 from 16:00h to 19:00h at a height of 3.31 metres, or 10.31 feet.Persons living in vulnerable areas are being asked to employ all precautions to safeguard their health and safety during this period. As usual, giant waves will be pounding over the sea defence structures, most likely causing inundation.During a similar spring tide some three weeks ago, there was severe flooding along Mahaica in Region Five (Demerara-Mahaica). At the Dantzig, Mahaica foreshore, water levels reached new records as other areas became inundated. The situation was escalated after animals continued to die and schools were forced to close their doors. Those who were forced out of their homes were rescued by relatives and friends but could not return to their homes.After an assessment, officials declared that more than 300 acres of rice were destroyed and hundreds of acres were under threat of destruction by saltwater. Apart from the destruction of the rice, the flooded land became salty and can no longer work for rice production.In Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara), affected communities ranged from Leguan Island, Wakenaam Island, Parika, Uitvlugt, Anna Catherina, Den Amstel, Fellowship, Blankenburg and Cornelia Ida.During that time, the Public Health Ministry had sent out precautions, urging citizens to stay out of the water and keep food items safe. Water-borne diseases can be contracted by contact with these waters.Protective gears should be used along with regular washing of feet after exiting the waters. If necessary, Vaseline or oil can be applied to form a barrier to protect from the dirty water.Adding to that, water poses as breeding grounds for mosquitoes which spreads Zika, dengue and chikungunya virus. Fruits and vegetables should be washed thoroughly with clean water to prevent contamination.Instructions were given to turn off the main electrical outlet as well as equipment.last_img read more


first_imgA GROUP of Donegal women have bared almost all for a charity calendar – and are set to do it for real again this Sunday!The eight women from Donegal Town and Glenties have posed for a dozen daring pictures for a 2013 calendar which they hope will raise thousands of euro for charity.And this Sunday some of them will be ‘on display’ in the window of Magees in the Diamond in Donegal Town hoping to raise even more money. Roberta Gillen persuaded other shop workers in the town centre to bare almost all for the saucy snaps.But the fun shoots around Co Donegal were sparked by tragedy.“The money raised will go to Living Links which helps familes affected by suicide and to the Oncology Unit at Letterkenny General Hospital,” said Roberta, who works in Foody’s deli in the town.“A friend of mine took his own life and I recently lost a relative to cancer so I wanted to raise some money for good local charities. “I’m a big fan of Gok Wan and his programme ‘How To Look Good Naked’ and I thought we can do that,” she laughed.Photographer Paul McGinty from Ghorm Studio in Donegal: “I tried to take pictures inspired by famous scenes and it really worked. The ladies were absolutely brilliant to work with. We had a lot of fun doing it.”Pictured are Roberta, Centra worker Theresa Murphy, Maggie Murphy from Magee’s, Joy Peat (retired), counsellor Mary McLaughlin, Donegal hospital worker Lorraine Rourke, Kay Latimore from the Country Market, Charelle Bell who has since moved to Australia, and Paula McMullan, an ‘outsider’ from Glenties and organiser of the Melting Pot Festival.DONEGAL CALENDAR GIRLS SET TO BARE (ALMOST) ALL AGAIN was last modified: October 27th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:DONEGAL CALENDAR GIRLS SET TO BARE (ALMOST) ALL AGAINlast_img read more


first_imgTHE official launch of the Ulster Championship took place in Belfast last night. Here’s a video of some of the players and managers looking ahead to a festival of gaelic games.Donegal goalkeeper Paul Durcan and Tyrone manager Mickey Harte both feature.Click Play to watch   DDTV: ULSTER CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEW VIDEO – KEEPER DURCAN ON DONEGAL’S HOPES was last modified: May 2nd, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:DDTV: ULSTER CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEW VIDEO – KEEPER DURCAN ON DONEGAL’S HOPESlast_img read more

Celtic turned down ‘significant offer’ for Moussa Dembele, says Rodgers

first_img Celtic fans have cost club over €500,000 – ‘They’re an embarrassment’, says McCoist round-up Arsenal fans are in for a treat when Tierney gets into stride, Brown says Old Firm Dembele has also been linked with a move to Marseille this summer 2 Rangers vs Celtic: Kick-off time, how to watch for free and team news cup final Latest Celtic FC News 2 Rodgers also confirmed his interest in Youssouf Mulumbu.The 31-year-old former West Brom midfielder, who left Kilmarnock in May, was at Celtic Park earlier on Thursday.“We’ve been on the lookout for an aggressive number eight,” said Rodgers. “Hopefully he gets through a medical this evening.“He was exceptional for Kilmarnock. He fits the profile and has the experience. It’s a really good move for us.” Dembele missed the second leg of the Europa League play-off against Suduva at Celtic Park on Thursday night.The forward, who moved to the Scottish champions from Fulham two seasons ago, has also been linked with a move to Marseille.Before the game Rodgers told BBC Scotland: “At some point he will go.“Hopefully it is all resolved by tomorrow. When it comes so late in the day, it’s so difficult to get the quality in.” rival joy Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers says Celtic have rejected a “significant offer” for star striker Moussa Dembele.Dembele, 22, missed training with his side in order to discuss with the Parkhead board about his future amid interest from Ligue 1 side Lyon.center_img Rodgers did not have Dembele at his disposal for Celtic’s Europa League play-off second-leg against Suduva CONFIRMED NAME GAME Forster heroics as ten-man Celtic stun dominant Rangers to win League Cup Man United, Arsenal, Wolves, Rangers and Celtic discover Europa League opponents ‘Rangers must deliver’ – Celtic hero warns Gerrard and slams ‘serial loser’ Tavernier do it ultras Big Sam makes ‘Allardicio’ Man United claim, says anyone can win with Celtic GOT IT ALL Rangers slip up at Aberdeen as Celtic go two points clear in Scottish Premiership last_img read more

‘Companies must do more to protect children online’

first_imgTHE ISPCC has welcomed a Joint Oireachtas Committee on Children and Youth Affairs’ Report on Cyber Security for Children and Young Adults and urged the government to implement the recommendations for keeping children and young people safe online.However, the charity says the report does not go far enough. Statutory regulations for providers of online services and enhanced Garda powers to investigate online crimes must also be implemented as a priority, it said.The national child protection charity has been to the fore of championing the need for enhanced measures to increase children’s online safety. ISPCC representatives briefed the Joint Oireachtas Committee in February 2017 on the difficulties experienced by young people online and the need for a National Strategy on Children’s Cyber Safety to be introduced. ISPCC CEO Grainia Long said: “This is an important piece of work by the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Children and Youth Affairs. Children’s online safety is the child protection issue of our time. In the ISPCC, through our Childline service and our one-to-one work with children, we hear first-hand the voices of children. They tell us of the need for increased education and awareness. We know from their experiences that regulation and support is needed — this is a whole of government issue.“The ISPCC is pleased to see cross-party support for a national cyber safety strategy. The report’s 18 recommendations emphasise the importance of law reform, the need for industry to enhance safety for young people using services, the need for the State to play a greater role in regulation, awareness and monitoring of this area through the Office of a Digital Safety Commissioner, education and awareness raising. We agree that cyber safety education needs to be embedded into the curriculum from primary school level, with appropriate supports across the education system.“However, the committee recommends that ‘Social media platforms do more to strengthen their safety policies with a view to protecting their users. This could be done in consultation with the proposed Office of the Digital Safety Commissioner.’ The ISPCC is of the view that this is not sufficiently robust to protect children.“Self-regulation of companies that provide services to children online will not be sufficient. The proposed Office of Digital Safety Commissioner must have the power to implement statutory regulation. We urge Government to adopt the recommendations and to go further, and require industry to adhere to statutory standards. It is imperative now that as recommended this Office be adequately resourced, with appropriate funding and staffing, and further, with statutory powers. “We are pleased to see that the report has acknowledged the programmes and work being carried out by An Garda Síochána on limited resources. In implementing these recommendations, the government should also make provision for including enhanced powers and resources for Gardaí, as recommended by the Special Rapporteur on Child Protection, Dr Geoffrey Shannon.“There is now real momentum for change in this area, to better protect children online. A cyber safety strategy must be developed as a priority, in full consultation with stakeholders and with children at its centre, having regard to EU policy development in this area.“This is part of a suite of inter-dependent measures, including the Data Protection Bill, which must be introduced without delay so that children and young people can continue to enjoy the breadth of opportunities the internet presents in the safest and most supportive environment possible.“The report is a result of much focused work and significant consultation. It sets a clear direction for what needs to happen now, and, as this is a stated priority for Government, the ISPCC looks forward to its swift adoption and to involvement in developing a comprehensive cross-Government strategy on children’s online safety to help ensure children are safer online.” ‘Companies must do more to protect children online’ was last modified: March 30th, 2018 by John2Share 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:childrechildrenISPCConlineprotectionreportlast_img read more

Giants sign unique free agent, fill multiple needs

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO–The Giants have added depth on both the left and right sides of their bullpen with the signing of one free agent.San Francisco has finalized a one-year contract with ambidextrous switch-pitcher Pat Venditte who becomes the Giants’ fourth major league addition this offseason. NBC Sports Bay Area first reported the two sides were close to an agreement.Venditte is the only major league pitcher who throws from both the right and left side and he typically chooses the arm that gives …last_img read more

Supermen Living in Nepal

first_imgThere is a race of people at the base of Mt. Everest capable of feats that defy scientific explanation: the Sherpas.  They can carry up to twice their body weight under three hostile conditions that would wear out most of us in a minute: (1) high altitude, (2) long distance, and (3) steep inclines.  Somehow, the techniques they use and the adaptations their bodies have made from living in that environment have made them the supreme load carriers of the human world (they even beat out African women who routinely carry heavy loads on top of their head).  This was the subject of a research paper in Science this week.1  Science Now sums it up:When the going gets tough, the tough use their heads.  Porters around the world carry loads that would floor backpackers by balancing baskets atop their noggins or slinging sacks from their craniums.  Now a new study reveals that Nepalese porters do the job better than anyone else, hefting huge bundles while using relatively little energy.   (Emphasis added in all quotes.)The study, also reported by National Geographic News, found that Nepalese porters or sherpas routinely carry double what backpackers carry, under more extreme conditions, yet burn less energy:The town of Namche (at an altitude of 3500 m [11,400 ft]) near Mount Everest hosts a weekly bazaar.  Porters (Fig. 1A), predominantly ethnic Rai, Sherpa, or Tamang, typically take 7 to 9 days to travel to Namche from the Kathmandu valley.  The route, no more than a dirt footpath, covers a horizontal distance of 100 km, with total ascents (river crossings to mountain passes) of 8000 m [5 vertical miles] and total descents of 6300 m [4 vertical miles].    One day before the bazaar, we counted 545 male and 97 female porters (and 32 yaks) en route to Namche; others passed by earlier and later in the darkness.  We weighed randomly selected porters and their loads.  The men carried loads of 93 +- 36% of their Mb (mean +- SD, n = 96 male porters), whereas the women carried 66 +- 21% of their Mb (n = 17 female porters).  The youngest porter was 11 years old, and the oldest 68; the greatest load measured was 183% of Mb, and 20% of the men carried > 125% of their Mb.  More than 30 tons of material were ported to Namche that day.The researchers measured their oxygen intake and carbon dioxide output under controlled conditions, and found that their energy utilization was “far more economical than the control subjects at all loads and more economical than the African women at all except the lightest loads.”  They marveled at watching them in their normal business hauling loads around the mountains.  How they do it is a mystery:The load versus speed versus energy-cost trade-off chosen by these porters is to walk slowly for many hours each day, take frequent rests, and carry the greatest loads possible.  We observed, for example, a group of heavily loaded porters making slow headway up a steep ascent out of a river gorge.  Following whistled commands from their leader, they would take up their loads and labor uphill for no more than 15 s at a time, followed by a 45-s period of rest.  Incredibly, this group of barefoot porters was headed for Tibet, across the Nangpa glacier (altitude 5716 m [18,700 ft]), about another week’s travel beyond Namche.    So how do they do it?  They might reduce the muscular work required to carry a load or increase their overall efficiency.  The actual mechanism is unknown at this time.Many world mountain climbers brag if they make it up Everest, but these sherpas consider such feats all in a day’s work.  National Geographic News adds that after unloading and selling their goods, they race home for more, running down the mountain for two days, even poorly equipped and usually with very bad shoes or none at all.  They usually sleep on the trail, with nothing but rocks for pillows, even in below-freezing temperatures.  Some of their women bring their babies with them.    See also the National Geographic story from May 2002 about the legendary Sherpas of Mt. Everest.  Many of the famous climbing expeditions on the world’s highest mountain could not have succeeded without them, it says.1Bastien et al., “Energetics of Load Carrying in Nepalese Porters,” Science, Vol 308, Issue 5729, 1755 , 17 June 2005, [DOI: 10.1126/science.1111513].Every once in awhile we get glimpses into the suggestion that there is far more potential in the human body than most of us realize.  Those of us who have backpacked in the mountains know the strain of carrying even 40 pounds up a steep mountainside for just a couple of hours, and that at much lower elevations.  The worst feeling at a rest stop is to have some 68-year-old frail-looking grandma with a bigger pack prance right on by saying, “Mighty fine day, is it not?” as you sit there gasping for breath.    Here we see, in Nepal, a community of men, women and children that make the impossible look routine.  They don’t shop at REI and use Patagonia gear or high-tech climbing boots; they don’t compete in the Olympics or win medals, but all of us must regard the way of life of these human mountain goats with admiration.  How much stronger and smarter could our ancestors have been?  A little humility is always in order.(Visited 7 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more