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Hunter Hicks Wins Second Annual Southland Home Run Derby

first_imgPhoto GallerySUGAR LAND, Texas – For the second-straight year, the Southland Conference Home Run Derby came down to a swing-off with Central Arkansas infielder Hunter Hicks besting Stephen F. Austin’s Manny Vasquez and Sam Houston State’s Hunter Hearn for the personalized championship belt. The trio each tallied 13 dingers in the first round with Hicks and Hearn earning spots in the bonus round in the final two slots after Vasquez sat alone atop the leaderboard for three-straight batters. Southeastern Louisiana’s Scottie Sanders finished in fourth with 10 over the fence.Round one of @SouthlandSports HR Derby:Manny Vasquez | 13Hunter Hearn (SHSU) | 13Hunter Hicks (UCA) | 13Round 2:Vasquez | 7Hicks | 7Hearn | 5Manny finishes as the HR Derby runner-up as he hit his first second-round homer later than Hicks from UCA. #AxeEm— Lumberjack Baseball (@SFA_Baseball) May 22, 2019 Hicks and Vasquez each hit seven long-balls in the bonus round, but Hicks was crowned the winner by virtue the tiebreaker of earliest home run. The freshman from Sheridan, Ark., blasted his first just six seconds into his two-minute session while Vasquez registered his first bomb at the 1:26 mark. Hearn finished the bonus round with four home runs.BSB: @UCABearBaseball freshman Hunter Hicks had just 13 at-bats to his name before homering 13 times on his way to a swing-off victory in the 2019 Southland Conference Home Run Derby. #SouthlandStrong #BearClawsUp ?— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) May 22, 2019 The event served as the opening ceremonies of the 2019 Southland Conference Tournament, which begins with a 9 a.m. CT matchup between No. 3 seed Southeastern Louisiana and No. 6 seed Stephen F. Austin.center_img Reigning champion J.P. Lagreco of Northwestern State recorded nine home runs in the opening round. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi’s Nick Anderson overcame a slow start and finished with five long balls, followed by McNeese’s Jacob Stracner with four. UIW lefty Lee Thomas failed to hit a single one over the wall, battling double-digit winds blowing in from right field.last_img read more

Scorpions lose again

first_imgBRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC): Not even a stunning half-century from rookie Fabian Allen could prevent Jamaica Scorpions from a sudden collapse, as they crashed to a 26-run defeat to Barbados Pride in their final match of the Regional four-day championship here yesterday. Starting the final day at Kensington Oval on 114 for one in pursuit of 341 for victory, Scorpions were dismissed for 314, in the second session, after suffering a swift lower order meltdown. Chadwick Walton, unbeaten on 70 overnight, made 93 while Trevon Griffith, who started the day on 25, made 53. Allen, in only his fourth first class game, smashed an entertaining 60 off 35 deliveries and Test batsman Jermaine Blackwood chimed in with 44. Scorpions reached lunch on 241 for five – with another 100 runs required in the final two sessions of the contest. FIVE FOR 73 But Test left-arm spinner Jomel Warrican claimed five for 87 and veteran spinner Sulieman Benn, also a left-armer, picked up three for 90, as Scorpions lost their last five wickets for 73 runs. The defeat for Scorpions was their fifth of the campaign and their fourth in five outings in the latter half of the competition, after leading at the mid-season break. Starting the day in control of the run chase, Walton and Griffith extended their second wicket stand to 137 before being separated. Scorpions were increasing their stranglehold on the game when Griffith swung Warrican to Ashley Nurse at mid-on at 162 for two. Just inside the hour mark, Walton perished with his fifth first class century in sight, superbly taken at short leg by Kyle Corbin off off-spinner Kenroy Williams. All told, Walton faced 181 deliveries in a shade over 3-1/4 hours at the crease and counted seven fours and four sixes.last_img read more

Venus hopes to one day experience motherhood

first_imgJiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina “She does everything for the baby. Other than that she stays the same.“If it happens then I have a good example to follow.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThis week marks the return of Serena to the WTA Tour a little under 190 days since the birth of baby Alexis.Both sisters are competing in the WTA Indian Wells tournament and they landed in the same portion of the draw meaning they could face each other in the third round. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jerie Pingoy shows best form since ankle injury LATEST STORIES Serena, 36, will need to get through her first round match against 53rd ranked Zarina Diyas and the 29th-seeded Kiki Bertens.The eighth-seeded Venus has a bye through the first round and will face either qualifier Monica Niculescu or Sorana Cirstea in the second round.Venus and Serena are more accustomed to meeting in the finals of tournaments. If Venus had any idea she and Serena could meet so early in the Indian Wells draw, she wasn’t letting on.“I haven’t analyzed it at all,” Venus said of the field. “If I keep playing hopefully I can win.”Venus reached the Wimbledon final last year where she lost to champion Garbine Muguruza 7-5, 6-0.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson View comments UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer She also made the final of the Australian Open and the quarterfinals in Rome and at this tournament.Venus grew up just a couple hour’s drive away in the south central Los Angeles suburb of Compton.“This tournament means a lot to me,” she said of Indian Wells. “I don’t get to play a lot in the States anymore.“I am a California and a Florida girl.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Venus Williams of the United States approaches the net after losing to Elina Svitolina of Ukraine during the first round of the Tie Break Tens tennis tournament at Madison Square Garden, Monday, March 5, 2018 in New York. The Tie Break Tens’ New York event is a one-day day exhibition tournament featuring eight female players competing for a $250,000 winner’s prize. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)Venus Williams says she hopes to one day follow in the footsteps of her younger sister Serena and experience motherhood.“I hope I can do that if I ever get there,” said the 37-year-old Venus on Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kingslast_img read more

‘We can’t speak about eliminating abuse and continue to beat children in schools’ –…

first_img“We can’t honestly speak about preventing sexual and gender-based violence or gender against women and girls while we continue to beat children, insult and degrade them,” said a passionate representative of Food For The Poor at a recent domestic violence forum.The representative, Danuta Radzik, shared her sentiments on the matter, at a time in Guyana when violence has undoubtedly peaked.It is because of this reason Radzik shared, “As a country we must abolish corporal punishment as a disciplinary method and implement alternative, non-violent measure to replace corporal punishment in all schools, at all levels”.In fact, she believes teachers should be trained in classroom management and alternative disciplinary measures to avoid children from being hit in schools.She said, “We need to introduce strategies and training to promote violence free-schools, based on gender equality, human rights and non-discrimination with support and engagement from students, parents, civil society and the community”.The representative added that, “An effective response and referral system is also needed to be in place in addressing sexual and gender-based violence and other related issues. Negative gender socialisation patterns are learnt very early in a child’s life, so the earlier this kind of intervention, the better the outcome”.Presently, corporal punishment is allowed to an extent. This newspaper spoke with a teacher who revealed that although hitting children was prohibited it was somewhat revised to an extent.According to that teacher, only senior educators are allowed to punish children in that manner.When Guyana Times contacted the Public Relations Officers at the Education Ministry, the two officials were unable to give the Ministry’s position on the matter and referred this media outlet to the Welfare Department which was unavailable at the time.last_img read more

Boys’ soccer: Saugus thrown for loss

first_imgPalos Verdes makes no apologies for its style of soccer, which relies on scrounging for goals, then playing stingy defense to hold onto the lead. Though it doesn’t amount to extreme offense, it does amount to enough to win. Palos Verdes, which tied for the CIF Southern Section Division IV title last year, got twogoals from Robbie Tulchin in a six-minute span in the second half and returned to the finals with a 4-3 victory over Saugus in a Div. II semifinal. Palos Verdes (22-2-6) advances to face Katella (18-6-4), a 1-0 winner over Brea Olinda on Tuesday, at either Downey or Warren High School “It’s tough going against a team with the size they have in the air when they have such a strong throwing game,” Saugus coach Seth Groller said. “I think that’s what got us today. When we put the ball on the ground, we played better than (Palos Verdes) did. They have those set plays which really got us. We haven’t experienced anything like that.” (310) 540-4201 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img Palos Verdes built a 2-0 lead with goals in the 13th and 17th minute, before Saugus (17-9-3) tied the score with goals in the 17th and 44th minutes. Tulchin then scored in the 50th and 56th minutes. His goal in the 50th minute gave Palos Verdes a 3-2 lead on a play in which Saugus goalkeeper Joseph Mackey came too far out of the box, allowing Tulchin to tap the ball past him. Tulchin scored six minutes later on a similar play. “We took advantage of our long throws,” Palos Verdes coach Bruce Myhre said. “Most of these teams probably have scouted us or made a phone call, but until they really see it for the first time, they don’t realize how hard the throw-ins come. It’s not like it’s losing much steam.” Palos Verdes had built its lead on goals from Tim Joyce and Clary Claydon, each coming as the result of headers from throw-ins. Kyle Ernsberger of Saugus tied the score 2-2 in the 44th minute. It is a style that Palos Verdes has thrived with, and in the playoffs against teams unfamiliar with that style, has served to their advantage. last_img read more

Tough times for L.A.

first_imgBut Villaraigosa’s efforts to hold the line on spending will come under pressure. Contracts for about 13,000 civilian workers are up for renegotiation this year and union leaders have vowed to seek substantial raises. The region’s booming housing market also has slowed dramatically and only modest gains in related property and transfer taxes are expected this year. “The city is not going to be getting as much (from residential housing), and the retail sales tax is down also,” said Jack Kyser, chief economist for the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp. “This is important to the city as far as what it can do, and there is more competition to Los Angeles from neighboring cities. It is going to be time for some reality checks in the city budget.” Officials said in a briefing Tuesday that much of the work in the coming year’s budget has simply been finding ways to maintain programs that were added last year to libraries, parks and street maintenance. Clamping down on Los Angeles’ spending, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is expected to warn today that he will squeeze the city budget for a second consecutive year as he seeks to reduce the deficit by an additional $60 million. Details will not be released for three more weeks, but aides said the budget will total about $6.7 billion and will not include any new major spending initiatives. The only area to see any significant increase is expected to be the Los Angeles Police Department, which is struggling to hire more officers and combat an increase in gang violence. Last year’s city budget also was $6.7 billion, up 11 percent from the previous year. Officials said much of the budget’s projected savings will be achieved by wringing out more efficiencies in city work and reducing costs for workers’ compensation and similar items. Last year, about 40 percent of the budget went to public safety and education programs, 26 percent to municipal services, 14 percent to transportation and 6 percent to cultural and recreational programs. The LAPD’s budget last year was $1.2 billion, up 6.9 percent from the previous year. Aides said additional funding for the LAPD will be designed to help hire 760 officers to fight crime, particularly violence related to the city’s estimated 40,000 gang members. Violent gang crime increased 14 percent citywide last year, and more than 40 percent in the San Fernando Valley. As part of that effort, the Mayor’s Office is reviewing all gang programs to try to assess which are working the best. Anti-gang funds The mayor also has asked Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger for $30 million in state money for anti-gang efforts and has lobbied Congress for additional funding. But a study by respected civil-rights attorney Connie Rice estimated that gang crime costs the city $2 billion a year and said massive funding and program changes are needed to stem the violence. And many in the community are agitating for quicker action and more funding to tackle the problem, even as local and federal officials launch a more coordinated effort. Deficit reduction The push for anti-gang money comes, however, as Villaraigosa has made it a priority to reduce the budget’s structural deficit, a gap between revenues and expenditures that had grown to $295 million when he took office. In last year’s budget, he allocated $49 million toward that goal and said it was the first installment in a five-year plan to eliminate the gap completely. Aides to the mayor estimated the city’s debt at $231 million and said Villaraigosa hopes to reduce it to $173 million this coming year. “You have to look at it as something you pay from your savings account and you reach a point where you just can’t afford it anymore,” said one aide, who is working on the budget and asked not to be identified. And city officials noted a squeeze between revenue – about 5.4 percent more each year – and costs, which have risen 7.9 percent. Villaraigosa has been holding monthly meetings with general managers to stress the need to cut spending and set budget goals. In preparing the budget, due to be released April 21, the mayor also has developed plans for the possible loss of $275 million a year from a utility users tax that is being challenged in court. The mayor also has begun meeting with employee groups to explain the problems facing the city in an effort to avoid contract disputes. Employees’ pay Earlier this year, members of the Engineers and Architects Association agreed to a three-year contract that gives them raises totaling 9 percent. But the deal came only after months of job actions and protests by the EAA, which refused an initial city contract offer and said it wanted the same lucrative deal previously given DWP workers. DWP workers last year received 3.25 percent raises each year for five years, and they have an escalator clause to account for inflation, which could nearly double the raises. And seeing little repercussions after the EAA’s protests, leaders for other union groups have begun to increasingly talk about staging their own work actions. Barbara Maynard, a spokeswoman for Service Employees International Union, Local 721, said the union is polling members on what they expect to see in the coming contract. “We are aware of the city’s problems this year and have been working closely with the Mayor’s Office to come up with proposals that can guarantee our workers fair pay and make sure that services are not affected to the public,” she said. (213) 978-0390160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Arsenal ‘did the job’ despite Ostersunds defeat

first_img0Shares0000Jack Wilshere was more critical, saying that they “were nowhere near it, especially in the first half”.LONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 23 – Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admitted his side were poor in Thursday’s 2-1 Europa League defeat to Ostersunds, but was glad to see them qualify nonetheless.Hosam Aiesh and Ken Sema found the net in the 22nd and 23rd minutes, both assisted by Saman Ghoddos, to put the Gunners in trouble despite their 3-0 aggregate lead from the first leg, before Sead Kolasinac gave them some breathing room early in the second half. “We were not at the races in the first half,” Wenger said. “We were in trouble because we were complacent and not focused. We were open every time we lost the ball and had no ideas with the ball. That’s why we were in trouble.“In the second half, it was much better. Our energy was high and our domination as consistent. Overall we responded very well. We did the job to qualify. That’s what you have to keep from the night and that’s it.”“We prepared properly, in a serious way, but you have external circumstances. The fact that we won the first leg 3-0, the fact that we have another big game on Sunday (League Cup final against Manchester City), the fact that people subconsciously think they just have to turn up to win the game.“Football doesn’t work like that. We played against a good side and it’s what you see in the FA Cup. You can be in trouble every time you’re not 100 percent focused. I felt in the first half the whole team was not at the level you expect. It was not easy for the defenders because we lost the ball too early and we didn’t’ screen well when we lost the ball.”Jack Wilshere was more critical, saying that they “were nowhere near it, especially in the first half”.“We weren’t good enough,” Wilshere told BT Sport. “To be honest, we did improve in the second half but it still wasn’t good enough.“We’re through and that’s all that counts, so we will see who we get in the draw. We’ve a big game to come on Sunday too, so we can focus on that.“But when you’re 3-0 up in a two-legged tie you still have to go again – it was only half-time. Maybe we underestimated them a little bit, but the main thing is we’re through.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Job Vacancy: Tobins Service Station seek Forecourt/ Convenience Store Assistant Manager

first_imgWe currently wish to recruit an assistant manager, with proven man management skills and the ability to drive sales in our store.With a passion for people development and delivering excellent customer service we are seeking an assistant manager who is people focused, is capable of delivering performance through their teams and ultimately can drive customer service through high retail standards, availability and presentation.Key Accountabilities: • Staff Management and training• Exceptional customer focus• Excellent Interpersonal skills• Drive sales, service, productivity and standards throughout the store• Effective planning and organisational skills• Clear vision and a determination to succeed• Carry out all Health & Safety, HACCP and any other legal requirements• Ensuring that all company operational standards are maintained at all times including freshness, stock rotation, pricing, merchandising, accurate ordering and customer service.A competitive salary is available to a suitable candidate.Candidates must have recent and relevant Retail Supervisory/ Management experienceApplications in strictest confidence to: Eddie TobinTobin’s Service StationPort RoadLetterkennyEmail all applications to eddie@tobins.ieClosing date for applications is 5.30pm Wed 26th April 2017.Job Vacancy: Tobins Service Station seek Forecourt/ Convenience Store Assistant Manager was last modified: April 12th, 2017 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)last_img read more


first_imgAnyone who has used the services of prostitutes in Co Donegal has been urged to seek medical attention after it emerged that a prostitute who had been operating in Letterkenny is HIV positive.A male prostitute, Jose Filho, was released on a bond to keep the peace at Glenties Court yesterday.Today Supt Vincent O’Brien issued the advice following the disclosure in court. Solicitor Patsy Gallagher said that his two clients were victims who had arrived in Ireland just four weeks ago and had been trafficked into prostitution.However it has since emerged that both prostitutes had return tickets to their home countries in Spain and Brazil.HIV PROSTITUTE: GARDAI WARN MEN TO GET HEALTH CHECKS was last modified: October 25th, 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:HIV PROSTITUTE: GARDAI WARN MEN TO GET HEALTH CHECKSlast_img read more

Immigration activists target legal residents

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsOrganizers are aggressively reaching out to the estimated 8 million-plus legal immigrants who are eligible to apply but haven’t done so. Ultimately, they hope to turn these immigrants and those who have already become citizens into a powerful political bloc, launching nationwide campaigns this week to sign up 1 million new voters by the fall. Green card holders can live and work in the United States but cannot vote. Those who have lived here five years are eligible to take the citizenship exam; the wait is shorter if the applicant is married to an American citizen. Unions, religious groups and immigration activists are launching campaigns to seek out these legal residents and prepare them with free civics courses and, if necessary, English classes. At a citizenship drive in Chicago two days before the national work boycott May 1, organizers hoped to assist 1,000 would-be applicants. So many showed up that organizers had to see 850 people on a later day, said Joshua Hoyt, executive director of a Chicago-based group that is among those leading the citizenship push. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Juana Elba Benitez is studying for the U.S. citizenship test she failed eight years ago – an exam the 75-year-old native of El Salvador swore she would never take again. Then she learned that Congress was debating a crackdown on illegal immigrants, and Benitez worried that legal residents like her might be next. So she is memorizing the first 13 states and who said “Give me liberty or give me death,” all to be able to vote. “Every day the laws are getting more rigid,” says Benitez, poring over an American history study guide alongside about 40 students at a social services center for Hispanic immigrants. “I’m afraid that one day they might say, `A green card isn’t good enough. Whoever isn’t a citizen is out of here.”‘ Citizenship applications among legal immigrants are up nearly 20 percent over last year. last_img