Sam Houston’s Harp, Houston Baptist’s Gruller Earn Weekly Baseball Honors

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Sam Houston State outfielder Clayton Harp is the Southland Conference Hitter of the Week and Houston Baptist hurler Kyle Gruller earns Pitcher of the Week honors, the league announced Tuesday. Southland Conference Players of the Week are presented by MidSouth Bank.Harp was instrumental in the Bearkats’ (5-1) sweep of the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns over the weekend, finishing with a .571 average in the series and clubbing three home runs en route to a 1.214 slugging percentage. The senior drove in nine runs and scored five on his own.Four of Sam Houston State’s five opponents this week appear in one of the major college baseball polls, beginning with a showdown with No. 18 Texas at 6:30 p.m. CT tonight in Austin. The Bearkats return home to face No. 18 TCU at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday before heading to Dr Pepper Ballpark in Frisco, Texas for the 2019 Frisco Classic, where Sam Houston State will face No. 3 Texas Tech, No. 12 Mississippi State and Nebraska from Friday-Sunday.Gruller was credited with a no-decision in a 2-1 series-clinching victory over Cincinnati on Saturday in Houston after the junior right-hander exited after the seventh inning of a 1-1 ballgame. The Huskies head to College Station for a 6:30 p.m. meeting with No. 23 Texas A&M on Wednesday before joining Sam Houston State in the DFW area for a three-game series at Dallas Baptist, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Friday.Hitter of the Week – Clayton Harp, Sam Houston State – Senior – Outfielder – El Campo, TexasHarp began the weekend with a bang, homering twice in the series opener against the Ragin’ Cajuns – a three-run shot to cut the deficit to 5-4 and a walk-off two-run blast to secure a 7-5 win. He went 3-for-5 in the nightcap of a Saturday doubleheader and scored twice, including the winning run on a walk-off passed ball.The El Campo, Texas, native recorded an RBI single in the opening frame of the series finale and capped another 3-for-5 performance with a three-run home run with two outs in the eighth to put the game out of reach at 9-2 and clinch a series sweep. Honorable Mention: Brennan Breaud, Southeastern Louisiana; Reese Durand, Lamar; Taylor Smith, Incarnate Word; Luther Woullard, New Orleans.Pitcher of the Week – Kyle Gruller, Houston Baptist – Junior – Pitcher – Cypress, TexasGruller tied Sam Houston State’s Hayden Wesneski for the most strikeouts in a game this season, setting down 11 Cincinnati batters on strikes over seven innings of work. Over his final three innings, the Cypress, Texas, native punched out two batters in each frame. Gruller, who ranks second in the league with a .088 opponent batting average, allowed just three hits to the Bearcats.Honorable Mention: Aaron Celestino, Incarnate Word; Trever Kilcrease, Nicholls; Carlisle Koestler, Southeastern Louisiana; Chris Turpin, New Orleans; Hayden Wesneski, Sam Houston State.Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots.last_img read more

Ferreyra, a year of parakeet in shadows and pending market

first_imgThe transfer of Ferreyra to Espanyol for a season and a half, with a subsequent eight million purchase option that will not be executed (Although around three million of that amount have been consumed at this time), it was announced on January 31, 2019. It did not arrive only from Benfica, but He did it accompanied by a young talent in the midfielder called Alfa Semedo, which could have gone unnoticed but did it with more pain than glory. While his partner left in June, about Ferreyra a priori had to fall more prominence than he had in the second round of last year with Joan Francesc Ferrer ‘Rubi’. The Europa League previews, in which he scored six goals, pointed in that direction. Nothing to do with what happened next: a single goal in LaLiga, against Eibar, and another in the continental group stage, in the 6-0 win against Ludogorets. Meanwhile, a couple of injuries of a certain severity. Many shadows reaches its anniversary and the last day of the market, in which everything can happen. It is one of the names that has been most linked to a hypothetical departure this winter, according to its performance in recent times. Is about Facundo Ferreyra. It seems difficult to find out the Argentine in these last hours of the market, especially for its high emoluments. What is certain is that, things of the destination (or the transfer period), this Friday the Argentine celebrates one year at Espanyol.last_img read more

After another finals loss for Alaska, Alex Compton left feeling ‘sick to the stomach’

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Despite this relative success, Compton failed to win a single title and the Aces’ loss to Magnolia in the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup finals brought his title series record to 0-5.That mark is no cause for celebration, not even that proverbial moral victory.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“Right now I feel sick to my stomach,” said Compton after Alaska’s 102-86 Game 6 loss to the Hotshots Wednesday at Ynares Center in Antipolo. “If you don’t win the championship in the PBA, you lost. So it’s all of us, we lost in the Finals.”“I think what’s particularly painful about the Finals loss is that you’re there. It’s that you’re there. It’s always frustrating. If you ask me, would you rather go to the Finals and lose or go through the 14-game losing streak and not make the playoffs? I’d rather be in the Finals.” Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award PLAY LIST 01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award02:01Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruption00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Taal No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—There’s just something about the finals that Alex Compton hasn’t figured out.Compton’s Alaska teams are usually in the top tier of the league and are considered to be one of the more dangerous teams.ADVERTISEMENT Compton’s first three finals appearances were all against San Miguel with one series ending in four games and the other two in seven.Of the three, it can be argued that the seven-game series loss in the 2015 Philippine Cup had to hurt the most since this was when the Beermen came back from a 0-3 pit to stun the Aces in what is now known as the “Beeracle.”Compton added that even though basketball games are still the same, in essence, whatever the stage, the Finals is still a different beast.“When you’re there, when you get your shot blocked, when you’re there, everything just feels more painful in a sense,” said Compton. “We’re in the Finals, so it’s painful to lose because you’re there and it’s like you have the opportunity and you want to grab it.”ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum LATEST STORIES MOST READ First ONE trilogy: Geje Eustaquio, Adriano Moraes battle for a third time Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Ducks tonight

first_imgMatchup: The Pacific Division-leading Ducks (33-15-8) are looking to avoid their second three-game losing streak in a month. They also are a pedestrian 3-3 since the All-Star break, having lost Saturday at Dallas and last Wednesday against San Jose. Colorado (26-25-4) is last in the Northwest Division and coming off a loss Sunday at Dallas. The Ducks are 0-0-2 so far this season against Colorado. – Elliott Teaford Ducks at Colorado Faceoff: 6 p.m., Pepsi Center. TV/Radio: Versus, 830-AM. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Remembering Nora Friel: Students dedicate garden to beloved principal

first_imgA bright red bench, a little purple teapot, a floral mural, and a scattering of heartwarming quotes – these are just some of the elements of a new garden opened in memory of Ms Nora Friel at Loreto Letterkenny.Sadness swept across Donegal last November when Nora Friel, a stalwart of education, passed away at the age of 59.But from that grief bloomed an idea for a beautiful tribute. Senior students of Loreto Letterkenny have this week opened a remembrance garden in celebration of the life of their former principal.The memorial space is an opportunity for staff and students of Loreto, Ms Friel’s family and friends, and the wider community to reflect on the Carrigart native’s legacy and wonderful attributes.Former Loreto Letterkenny Principal, the late Nora Friel‘‘Ms Friel always saw the best in everyone and wouldn’t stop looking until she found it,” says one quote on display – which sums up the impact she had on thousands of young lives throughout her career.Five months of planning went into the garden project, which was spearheaded by the sixth year prefects under the leadership of Head Girl Katherine Kelly and Deputy Head Girl Katie Harvey. The project blossomed from one prefect’s thoughtful idea, Katie explained: “We wanted to do something to honour Ms Friel. We thought we’d do a small flower bed, but when we reached out for help for funding, all of a sudden people started pouring in donations. We realised that her impact on the community was so much bigger than we anticipated.”Donations flooded in from local businesses, multinationals, the Letterkenny Chamber, the School Board of Management and individuals who wanted to create a fitting tribute to Nora.“We decided to call the garden the Evergreen Garden, so that her memory will always live on and the garden will always be in bloom,” Katie said.Evergreen Garden at Loreto Letterkenny created in memory of the late Nora FrielTommy Spratt Property Maintenance was enlisted to design the garden, while the girls employed their DIY and art skills to add personal touches.A ceramic teapot stands out from the shrubbery, and any student who knew Ms Friel would know what that’s about. “She always walked about the corridors with a big cup of tea and her big phone,” Katherine fondly recalled.“Any problem you had, you knew you could go up to Ms Friel and she would make you a cup of tea,” said Katie.“A principal is usually someone who is strict and not someone you would consider a friend, but Ms Friel was just one of those people you couldn’t but get along with,” she added.Oaktree Workshop participants at St Conal’s Hospital built a memorial bench and created slates with wood-burned quotes for the garden. The sayings are a reminder of Ms Friel’s unique qualities. The corridors of Loreto Letterkenny fell silent last November when Ms Friel passed away following an illness.In the days that followed, the school community gained the strength to turn heartache into a celebration of their principal’s life. Every student was invited to write one thing about her that they loved in a small paper heart. The hearts were first displayed on a wall in the school before they were compiled into books which were presented to Ms Friel’s sisters at the opening of the Evergreen Garden on Tuesday.One student wrote: “We were the pen, she was the highlighter. We drew the world and she made it brighter.”Katherine Kelly and Katie Harvey in the Evergreen Garden, created in memory of the late Nora FrielMs Friel was known for having a keen interest in each student and for encouraging everyone to learn and grow.Katherine said: “She knew a little bit about everyone. If you were away playing sport at the weekend, she would come in on Monday and would know if you scored, what the score was and how you played.”Katie added: “If you went away at any competition she would call to wish you good luck and call again afterwards to see how you got on, without fail, every time.“She was someone who really let the potential grow in everyone. If you weren’t academic she would find something you could succeed in.”Katherine Kelly and Katie Harvey in the Evergreen Garden, created in memory of the late Nora FrielAs she was a great believer in personal development, Ms Friel’s favourite Mary Ward quote – ‘Women in time will come to do much’ – is displayed prominently in the Evergreen Garden. This quote is the centrepiece of a bright mural created by Art teacher Ms Lynnette Rodgers and sixth year students. The leadership team researched into Ms Friel’s favourite flowers – sweetpea and peach rose – which are painted onto the mural so they will always be in bloom. The name of every class group, from first year to sixth, is also represented in tiles on the garden path.Nora’s sisters Mary and Kathleen visited the school on Tuesday 30th April to cut the ribbon and officially open the Evergreen Garden. Close friends and former colleagues of Ms Friel gathered for the emotional ceremony, as tributes were paid in speeches from Katherine, Katie and Education Minister Joe McHugh, who once taught at Loreto. Trad music was played in honour of Nora’s love of music, while a string group, poetry and a balloon release added to the special event.Remembering Nora Friel: Students dedicate garden to beloved principal was last modified: May 7th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:educationLoreto LetterkennyNora Friellast_img read more

Postal workers train to handle possible anthrax scare

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Anthrax has not been found at the facilities since the detectors were installed, Maher said. The Santa Clarita center distributes local mail as well as truckloads from the San Fernando Valley and as far as Pasadena. Thursday’s drill began with the staged discovery of an anthrax-laced item in the mail. The 332 employees working that shift were expected to file into the staff cafeteria in organized fashion. “This would be very methodical,” said Renee Focht, a postal inspector. “The employees know they can’t run. They must be accounted for. They have to be decontaminated. They want the medication.” Also participating in the drill were the county Department of Health Services, the California Highway Patrol and Los Angeles Police Department, which provided the helicopter. (661) 257-5251 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! VALENCIA – More than 300 postal workers evacuated their posts Thursday in a full-scale drill to train in case anthrax is detected in the massive Valencia facility. A hazardous materials squad from the Los Angeles County Fire Department stood by prepared to decontaminate any “victims” as a police helicopter landed to spirit the “sample” to a Los Angeles lab. In all, six agencies took part in the three-hour drill organized as a dress rehearsal should the alarm sound on the biohazard detection system at the Santa Clarita Postal Distribution Center. Detection systems were installed at 282 U.S. Postal Service processing centers nationwide after the spate of anthrax scares that followed the terrorist attacks of 2001. The deadly chemical was mailed to victims in a series of cases never solved. “This whole system, from the BDS to the drill, is designed so that will never happen again,” postal service spokesman Richard Maher said. “We’re saying, `Don’t use the mail for that kind of terrorism. It will be stopped.’ ” last_img


first_imgIT may well be Friday the 13th….but one act is set to walk away with the biggest local talent prize in the county as the final of Stars of our Bars takes place at the Clanree Hotel in Letterkenny.Doors open at 8.30 pm, admission is €10. A selection of unique acts will provide a great night of entertainment with the cream of Donegal talent coming to the fore.Three acts will not only receive cash prizes on the night but will also get a chance to represent Donegal in the regional finals which will take place on the Thursday, June 9th in the Atlantic Aparthotel, Bundoran. This year’s acts in Donegal will come from the following bars; Arena 7 Letterkenny, Simpsons Carndonagh, Carrick Inn Carrigans, Maggies Tavern, St.Johnston, Glencar Inn Letterkenny, McGuigans Stranorlar, Cavern Letterkenny, Durkan’s Ramelton, Tir Na Nog Letterkenny, Leo’s Tavern.The lucky finalists who make it through the county and regional finals of the competition will then take part in the grand final in June, judged by DJTom Dunne.Contestants stand the chance to win up to €1,000 cash in the county final and €7,500 in the grand final.Stars of our Bars will see acts from across the country take part to be inwith a chance to win from the cash prize fund of €50,000 and to be crownedSmithwick’s Stars or our Bars Champion 2011. FRIDAY THE 13TH – LUCKY FOR SOMEONE AT STARS OF THE BARS! was last modified: May 12th, 2011 by gregShare 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

Half-time: Chelsea 2 West Brom 0

first_imgDiego Costa scored his 11th goal of the season and Eden Hazard was also on target as Chelsea cruised towards victory against 10-man West Brom.Costa’s neatly taken volleyed opener rewarded early Blues dominance in front of a noisy home crowd and Hazard’s deflected strike made it 2-0 from a quickly taken short corner.And the away side’s slim chances of a comeback looked to be over when Claudio Yacob was sent off for jumping into a challenge on Costa.But by that stage, the unbeaten Premier League leaders were already in total control – they were 2-0 up and it could have been five.John Terry almost opened the scoring from a well-worked short corner, but his close-range shot was turned just past the post by goalkeeper Ben Foster.Costa soon set Chelsea on course for a sixth home league win from six, controlling Oscar’s left-wing cross and instantly firing in.Oscar nearly made it 2-0 with a swerving effort after great work by the excellent Hazard and Costa missed a glorious chance, slicing wide from a Branislav Ivanovic cross.Hazard did double the lead when quick thinking from Cesc Fabregas, who started despite hamstring concerns, teed up the Belgian from a short corner.Hazard and Costa threatened a third home goal but the Baggies managed to hang on at 2-0 at the break.Chelsea: Courtois; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Matic, Fabregas; Willian, Oscar, Hazard; Costa.Subs: Cech, Zouma, Filipe Luis, Ramires, Schurrle, Drogba, Remy. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Bits of Destruction Hit the Book Publishing Business: Part 4

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… bernard lunn Tags:#NYT#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts center_img In this fourth part of our investigation into the ongoing changes in the book publishing business, we look at the author’s point of view. What are they getting today? What would they like to get? What can they reasonably expect to get as this drama unfolds? Authors are the creative juice of the whole eco-system. If they don’t create material that people want to read, no one will make any money.Their struggles in the old model have been well documented (of course, we should have expected them to write about their experiences): the starving writer up in the garret who uses rejection letters from publishers for wallpaper is an established literary hack. In the new world of print on demand, e-books and social media marketing, the author takes center stage. Those with an appetite for it can really take control of their work and commercial fortune.Part 4 in Our SeriesIn Part 1, we looked at the three big waves crashing down on the traditional book publishing business: Google Search, e-books, and print on demand. In Part 2, we tried a bit of science fiction, speculating on how this might play out for all participants: readers, authors, printers, publishers, retailers, and e-book device vendors. In Part 3, we looked at the economics of returnability and the impact of the Espresso Book Machine on the supply chain. In Part 4 here, we focus on authors, without whom we would have nothing to read.Narrative or Reference?The impact of digitization depends on the type of book you’re talking about:Narrative books, such as novels, biographies and other stories. The printed book is an ideal format for narrative books. Amazon had to recreate the print-reading experience to make the Kindle work for narrative books. Using an e-book device scores on many counts: choice, delivery, price (possibly), storage; but whether it beats the experience of reading a good old fashioned book is still unclear. In any case, narrative books are not well suited to typical online or mobile devices. Reading a novel on a laptop browser or iPhone is a degraded experience.Reference books, such as education, scientific/technical/medical, and business books. Historically, these have been squeezed into the book format because no better alternative existed. The online experience could be far better than print in this case. Online, you can search, link to related works, drill down into details, see and hear rich media, etc.Thus, we expect the impact of digitization will be much bigger and more immediate on reference books than on narrative books. Both will be affected, but reference books may see a music industry-style wave of change, while the change to narrative books may be slower and more nuanced.New or Established Author?This is another huge factor. This quote from an excellent report by Gilbane on “Beyond E-Books” says a lot about the business from the author’s perspective:“During the 2009 O’Reilly TOC Conference, Jason Fried of 37signals described the book that he and his colleagues had written based on lessons learned from creating and servicing their successful project management and collaboration product named Basecamp. They published their book with and report sales of almost $500,000 in the last several years. This enabled them to reach number three on the Lulu bestseller list at one point. Ideally, this story would have a happy ending, and they would publish their next book with Alas, the success of their previous book motivated a traditional publisher to offer them a significant advance for their second book. The offer was too tempting to refuse. They now have to hope that the traditional economic model, with 10 to 20% royalties, will generate more than’s 80-20 split. In essence, they are wagering that the traditional publisher will be able to sell at least four times the number of books that would have sold.“When asked about this, Young was nonplussed. He simply stated that his goal was to publish their third book and to make them loyal authors in the future. It is his number one goal to help his authors become successful.”This will be music to the ears of traditional publishers. They can leave first-time authors to self-publish via print on demand (POD), because once the authors are established, they will want the kudos, branding, and distribution that only traditional publishers can deliver.Well, perhaps. We are still in the very early stages of this wave of change.Get Me Into the Book StorePublication doesn’t feel real to an author until they see their book in a traditional bookstore. Seeing it on is nice, but everyone knows that shelf space is unlimited online. The real prize is occupying scarce shelf space at Barnes & Nobel and independent bookstores. What the author wants to know from their publisher is, “How are you going to get me into that bookstore?”Pure online players will respond with something along the lines of, “Well, if a lot of readers find you online, then enough of them will buy your book for a traditional publisher to become interested in you, and then that publisher will get you into bookstores.” That is a relatively weak answer.But the traditional model of stuffing shelves with “returnable” books, many of which end up getting shredded by the publisher, is clearly unsustainable, as we explored in Part 3.How this will play out is far from clear. But one thing is clear: the landscape will look quite different.And Do It NOW!If you are writing a timeless classic, then the traditional three- to four-month lag between the completion of the manuscript and the book’s appearance in bookstores is fine. If you are writing about something timely, that just won’t cut it anymore. Bloggers and online writers will steal your thunder before your book hits the shelves. The immediacy of print on demand and e-books eliminates this time lag.Write About What You KnowWriters do love to write, so it is not surprising that some are starting to document their experiences in the new world of POD and e-books. One that caught our eye is Literary Adventures in POD, but there are many more.Literary Agent 2.0In the old model, first-time authors usually had to find an agent, who then found a publisher. This site has good FAQs on the process and on deals.These relationships — between author and agent, and agent and publisher — are often very personal. As such, they can be totally wonderful or totally awful, and there are plenty of tales of both. They are typical “Let’s do lunch” relationships. So, bringing Web technology to this match-making experience is logical; one venture that has done this is Creative Byline.Four Big Changes for AuthorsFewer advances. The lack of an advance will be compensated for by…A bigger share of the pie. We expect this to grow from 10% to 30% (or more) of the retail price. The retail price will likely drop, too, and so authors will have to…Create the finished product themselves. Authors will have to pay for cover art and editing out of pocket, as well as…Become savvier about online marketing. A lot of tools are out there: social media, affiliate networks, email lists, SEO/SEM, and so on. Some authors will leave this up to intermediaries (the next form of publishers), and some will do it themselves.The future of authors can thus be summed up as: do more of the work, get a bigger percentage of the retail price (which will be lower), and hustle online.We would love to hear from authors about their experiences. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Honeypreet’s police custody extended

first_imgA Panchkula court extended by three days the police remand of Honeypreet Insan, the adopted daughter of Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh.Honeypreet, accused of inciting violence that left 41 dead after Ram Rahim was convicted on two counts of rape on August 25, was produced in the court after her six days in police custody. The court also extend for three days the remanded of Sukhdeep Kaur, who was arrested along with Honeypreet.Honeypreet has been charged under various Sections of the IPC.The allegations levelled against her are in connection with violence by Dera Sacha Sauda followers after Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was convicted in the rape cases by the special CBI court on August 25.last_img