No. 8 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Topples Top-Seeded Sam Houston State

first_imgSam Houston State looked to add to their lead in the home-half of the sixth, loading the bases on a Jackson Loftin walk, but Diego Davila fanned at a 2-2 pitch to bring an end to the inning. The winning runs came by virtue of a two-run shot that just cleared the left-field wall by Enrique Sanchez Jr., the first long-ball of the season and just the second of the senior Houston native’s career. David Worrell picked up his seventh save with two innings of hitless relief, striking out three Sam Houston batters along the way.The Bearkats await the loser of the final game on Wednesday between No. 4 Incarnate Word and No. 5 McNeese, while A&M-Corpus Christi advances to take on the winner. Following the Sanchez Jr. dinger, the Bearkats opted to bring in Dominic Robinson, who no-hit the Islanders with three strikeouts over the final 2.1 innings. Box Score | Photo Gallery | Tournament HomepageSUGAR LAND, Texas – For the second-straight year, top seed Sam Houston State is headed to the loser’s bracket after No. 8 seed Texas A&M-Corpus Christi topped the Bearkats 2-1 on Wednesday evening at Constellation Field.center_img The Bearkats were unable to take advantage of another scoring opportunity in the eighth, closing the inning with back-to-back strikeouts to strand runners at second and third.BSB: Bases loaded with one out, Worrell proceeds to strike out Bohnert & Loftin. @IslandersBSB keep 2-1 advantage over @BearkatsBSB as we head to 9th.Islanders need 3 more outs to take down #1 seed.?? ???? @espn apps #EatEmUpKats #ShakasUp— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) May 22, 2019 The scoring nearly opened in the top of the second, when the Islanders put two runners in scoring position with a pair of one-out singles. On a Steven Rivera-Chijin grounder, Thomas Jeffries IV was tagged out at home on the throw from all-defensive pick Riley McKnight. Following a Chijin stolen base to put runners back at second and third, Wesneski induced his fifth grounder of the game to escape the jam. In the bottom of the fourth, lefty Gavin Johnson broke up A&M-Corpus Christi starter John Gaddis’ no-hitter with a difficult feat: a home run to right field against double-digit winds blowing directly in to home plate.BSB: BOOM! 2-run bomb by Sanchez, his first HR of the season. @IslandersBSB takes 2-1 lead over @bearkatsbsb, top 7th. ?? ???? @espn apps #EatEmUpKats #ShakasUp #SouthlandStrong— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) May 22, 2019last_img read more

Serena Williams launches fashion collection of her own

first_imgSerena Williams of the U.S. walks back to the baseline after returning a shot against Krystina Pliskova of the Czech Republic during their first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Tuesday, May 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)NEW YORK — Serena Williams has launched a fashion collection soon after participating in her first major tennis tournament in 16 months, dressed in a black “warrior princess” catsuit, no less.But don’t look for her French Open outfit among the athleisure, office and evening clothes on her new namesake website, the only place her duds are available.ADVERTISEMENT Mother of G League player who died sues NBA, Pistons Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial 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 awardcenter_img Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Following collaborations with HSN and Nike, Williams’ “Serena” line includes an “S” motif and comfortable price points.The letter adorns bralettes and high briefs, along with a T-shirt with the name of her childhood home, Compton.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownShe says she hopes to inspire women to own their own “s” words, like strong, sexy, sophisticated, sassy, smart, silly and spontaneous.Prices range from $40 for the logo T-shirt to $215 for a gold and black anorak jacket. LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hourslast_img read more

AFI Honors Robert Sirleaf for Building Sports Stadiums

first_imgAn international soccer group, which uses football to share the good news of Jesus Christ, The Ambassador Football International (AFI), has honored Mr. Robert Sirleaf for ‘bringing hope through football’ with the construction of sports stadiums in Monrovia.The AFI was formerly called Ambassador In Sports (AIS).The Director of the Youth League and also the overseer of the AFI-Liberia, William Tinesio Tarpeh, said the Plague of Honor is to recognize the ‘little works” Mr. Sirleaf, evidence of the erection or renovation of sports stadiums in and around Monrovia.Mr. Tarpeh presented the Plague of Honor to a proxy of Mr. Sirleaf – the President of FC BYC I, Sekou Konneh, on Friday, January 3, 2014, at one of Sirleaf’s renovated fields, the Blue Field, located at the PHP Community.“When we come to Liberia, we see many mini stadiums being built around Monrovia and we are told they were build by Mr. Robert Sirleaf, some of the little things that people do and Robert stands out,” Mr. Tarpeh said.Mr. Tarpeh disclosed that Liberia is amongst the 100 countries AFI is establishing its chapter, before or by 2020 and two coaches will be trained in the US in July.On behalf of the honoree, Mr. Konneh “When people do what impact other people’s lives, especially, young people who are vulnerable, I think, they need to be appreciated and that is what you have shown us today.”“Mr. Sirleaf has always said that what he wants is to share his glory with others because of his passion for football.”Mr. Tarpeh started his soccer career with Grand Kru in 1974, Great Bame (1980-1982); St. Joseph’s Warriors 1983-1984) and LPRC Oilers (1985-1987). He coached Oilers (1992-94) before going abroad.He is a Christian football evangelist for the AFI at the Cleveland, Ohio Chapter.Mr. Sirleaf has helped to build or renovate minis sp;ports stadium in West Point, the Borough of New Kru Town, Slipway, Gardnersville, Barnersville, and the PHP Community, in Monrovia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Supt Brown Commends Bomi Farmers for Growing Vegetables During Border Closure

first_imgAs Liberia’s borders with neighboring Guinea and Sierra Leone remain closed due to Ebola, the Superintendent of Bomi County, Samuel F. Brown, has called on the citizens of his county to continue their regular farming activities in order to ensure that the county has enough food for local consumption.After a weeklong tour of several villages and towns, Superintendent Brown commended the farmers for increasing the production of basic foods, especially vegetables and cassava, despite the Ebola virus disease.He encouraged the farmers across the county to return to their regular farming activities to help increase the production of vegetables for the Liberian people.  The people of Bomi have the ability to produce more vegetables, and they have proven that during the Ebola outbreak when the border with Sierra Leone was closed, he said.“We no longer have vegetables coming from the various border countries to supply our markets as experienced in the past. But we still have vegetables in the markets for all of us to eat because our farmers continue to be hard working and productive,” Mr. Brown said.We have shown that our farmers can grow more vegetables in Bomi and all they need is to be empowered.“I would like all of us to go into farming activities and to continue to keep vegetables permanently on the Liberian market,” the Bomi Superintendent stressed.Mr. Brown called on the farmers to disengage from other activities that would undermine farming and remain focused on the production of food for the county.The Superintendent who completed his tour last week Wednesday after visiting several towns and villages in Dewein area, including Bowein, Beh and Yamah Towns, was accompanied by representatives from the Ministry of Youth and Sports, PLAN Liberia International and the Ministry of Internal Affairs.He said he was impressed with the county’s fight against Ebola.Four key messages highlighted during his tour were the fight against Ebola, avoiding issues of election violence, engaging in regular farming activities and cleaning the towns and villages for the festive season.Speaking on behalf of one of the villages, Julius V. Sannoh appealed to the Superintendent to help empower the farmers with materials and equipment that would help to increase the production of food.According to Mr. Sannoh, some of the houses in the villages are currently empty because they had been marked for having been occupied by Ebola victims.  The townsfolk called on the Superintendent and partners to help ensure that care, including education and livelihood, is provided for their Ebola orphans. One of the large towns, Beh Town, also called on the Superintendent and partners to help in building a high school and to provide network connections to make them feel that they are a part of the world.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Around Whittier

first_imgWHITTIER – After having to postpone last Sunday’s matinee performance of “Enchanted April” due to the power being shut off in the Whittier Community Center, the Whittier Community Theater will perform a special matinee of the production this Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Tickets for last Sunday’s performance will be honored this Sunday or any performance this week. The play will be at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday as well as the Sunday matinee. Those people holding last Sunday’s tickets should call (562) 693-1105 if they decide to go to an evening performance in order to get the best seats available. Local arts center seeks submissions PICO RIVERA – The Pico Rivera Centre for the Arts is accepting entries for its third annual “Call for Entries” exhibit, which takes place June 9 to July 21. There is a participation fee of $10 for one piece and $15 for two pieces. All submissions must be original works and must not be more than 2 years old. All submissions must be received by 5:30 p.m. Monday. Accepted entries will be announced March 12. Entry forms are available at all city facilities. For more information, call (562) 801-4322. Recycle your old phone books SANTA FE SPRINGS – Residents and businesses with curbside recycling services are encouraged to recycle their old telephone directories in their curbside bins. For residents of Santa Fe Springs who do not have curbside recycling, special bins have been placed at City Hall, 11710 Telegraph Road, and the Neighborhood Center, 9255 Pioneer Blvd., to collect outdated directories. Anyone who brings in a telephone directory for recycling will receive a coupon good for one 12-ounce drink from Cafe Libro, located at the city’s library at 11700 Telegraph Road. For more information, call (562) 868-0511. Whittier College actors win award WHITTIER – Whittier College senior Napoleon Tavale recently won fourth place in a regional acting competition sponsored by the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival. Tavale and his partner, Whittier College junior Cody Goulder, competed against more than 250 students from throughout the west during the Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship Auditions at Southern Utah University. The competition was held Feb. 12 to Feb. 17. The duo’s high placement qualifies them to be a second alternate, replacing higher finishers should they not compete in the national competition in Washington D.C. this spring. Since 1969, the Kennedy Center festival has showcased student talent and given advice to aspiring thespians, playwrights and others interested in improving the quality of theater in the nation’s colleges and universities. Montebello adds red-light cameras MONTEBELLO – A new red-light camera enforcement program will begin in this city March 1. The system employs state-of-the-art digital and video cameras and will eventually monitor up to 10 of the city’s highest risk intersections, starting with Montebello and Paramount boulevards. For the first 30 days of the program, only warning notices will be issued to motorists who violate the red-light laws. Actual citations will be sent to those who violate the red-light law beginning April 1 and thereafter. -From staff reports 160Want 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

Orchard Dale Water Board has first election in 12 years

first_img For more details, read tomorrow’s newspaper. 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SOUTH WHITTIER – Twelve years ago Bill Clinton was in his first term as president, the Internet was in its infancy, and the Orchard Dale Water District had its last contested election. Fast forward to Nov. 6 and incumbents Joe Kennedy and Clifford Lee, who were elected in 1995 as challengers , now are the incumbents themselves in a contested election. Yvette Stephenson-Rodriguez and Clifford Briggs this time around are trying to unseat the two incumbents on the issues of rates and water quality. But Kennedy and Lee say this is no time for a change. The hottest issue might be over the board’s decision in May to raise the monthly service charge on homeowners with a five-eighths-inch or three-quarter-inch meters from $10 to $15.05. It also raised its commodity charge from $1.50 per cubic foot of water used to $1.70 per cubic foot.last_img read more


first_imgRevelers flocked to Marble Hill for the annual New Year’s Day swim. There were even a few of Santa’s helpers still hanging around ready for a dip.All pictures by kind courtesy of Tony Nee.  WAVES OF FUN AT MARBLE HILL NEW YEAR SWIM – PIC SPECIAL was last modified: January 2nd, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Marble Hill New Years Day SwimTony Neelast_img read more

Tree-sitter ends protest

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Supporters – including a slew of celebrities – are taking part in an ambitious fund-raising effort to buy the land from owner Ralph Horowitz. Horowitz has said he would sell 10 acres of the land at Alameda and 41st streets to the farmers for $16million. The Trust for Public Land fell short in its efforts to raise money to buy part of the property, and an option to buy the land expired May22. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LOS ANGELES – A renowned tree-sitter descended from her perch Saturday after 19 days in a walnut tree that has become a symbolic watchtower in efforts to protect a 14-acre urban farm from development. Julia “Butterfly” Hill spent 19 days near the South Central Farm, a network of inner-city gardens representing the largest urban farm in the nation. Tended by about 350 farmers at 41st and Alameda streets, supporters say it is one of the last green spots left in a sea of gray concrete and warehouses. Folk singer Joan Baez returned to the farm Saturday to participate in the vigil. Hill also has spent the past 26 days fasting – much of the time while on a wooden plank dangling in the treetop – drawing attention to the plight of farmers, who are trying to fend off possible eviction by sheriff’s deputies. last_img read more

Slow Down Day! Gardaí tell Donegal motorists where checks are taking place!

first_imgTHERE REALLY can’t be any excuse for speeding – or for getting caught!Gardaí have actually issued the location of three of their Co Donegal speed checks today.The “Slowdown” operation commenced at 7:00am this morning and will continue until 7:00am Saturday morning. Since 7:00am this morning, An Garda Síochána and GoSafe have checked the speed of 9,818 vehicles. 26 vehicles were detected travelling in excess of the applicable speed limit. Locations this afternoon for speed checks are on the N15 at Ballintra, the N15 at Killygordon and the R241 Drumaweer, Greencastle.The aim of “Slow Down day” is to remind drivers of the dangers of speeding, increase compliance with speed limits and act as a deterrent to driving at excessive or inappropriate speed.The objective is to reduce the number of speed related collisions, save lives and reduce injuries on our roads. The vast majority of drivers are safe and are complying with the speed limit, with a compliance rate of 99.7%.The locations listed below are indicative of where speed checks will take place this afternoon. Please note that this is not an exhaustive list and speed checks will be taking place at other locations also. Location Description Speed LimitN84 Derryadda Castlebar Mayo 100R156 Balrowan (Pakenham) Killucan Westmeath 80N15 Ballymagrorty Scotch Ballintra Donegal 100N59 An tÁth Buí Maigh Cuilinn Gaillimh 100R735 Chapel Clonroche Wexford 80R200 Corratober Up Dowra Cavan 80N67 Cloonbony Miltown Malbay Clare 100N25 Ballyhine Barntown Wexford 100R154 Scurlockstown Trim Meath 80R513 Ballynamona Hospital Limerick 80N22 Dromadeesirt Killarney Kerry 100N4 Rockingham Demesne Cootehall Roscommon 100N71 Burgatia Rosscarbery Cork 100R736 Ballyowen Wellington Bridge Wexford 50N62 Ballylin Ferbane Offaly 100N22 Ballytrasna Macroom Cork 100R522 Appletown Feohanagh Limerick 50N2 Reaghstown Ardee Louth 100R445 Ballaghmore Lower Borris-In-Ossory Laois 100N15 Killygordon Lifford Donegal 100N60 Ballintleva Facefield Mayo 100R352 Moymore Tulla Clare 80R358 Clonbrock Ahascragh Galway 80R702 Ballymurphy Borris Carlow 50R241 Drumaweer Greencastle Donegal 80R446 Ballyeighter Aughrim Galway 80N81 Glenaraneen Brittas Dublin 60N71 Cappaknockane Enniskeane Cork 100These details are provided as a reminder to motorists to “slowdown” and help save lives on the Irish roads.Slow Down Day! Gardaí tell Donegal motorists where checks are taking place! was last modified: May 25th, 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:donegalSlow Down Dayspeed check locationslast_img read more

Stop Buying What You Are Selling Yourself

first_imgYou are the very best salesperson in the world. As long as you are also the prospect to whom you are selling.Right now, your win ratio is 100 percent. You’ve never lost. Everything you have sold yourself, no matter how crazy, no matter how poorly it served you, no matter how great the cost, you bought lock, stock, and barrel.There was that time when you sold yourself the idea that nothing was your fault. You loved the idea that you were really a victim, and none of the poor results were of your own making. You sold yourself absolution, and you bought it—even though you paid for it with years of poor results.And then there was that time that you sold yourself the story that the circumstance of your birth were the reason you couldn’t do what you really wanted to do. You weren’t born to the right parents. Nor were you born on the right side of the tracks. No one has even heard of the place you grew up or the tiny school you went to, the one where it was impossible to make the right connections. This sale was so easy. You didn’t object once, even though you paid dearly.What about that whole list of identities you sold yourself? Remember when you sold yourself the idea that you aren’t a morning person, that it is impossible for you to get up in time to set your day up for success? You sold yourself the idea that you “can’t show up on time,” even though your habitual lateness has hurt your relationships.Then there are the sales you make each day. How many times have you sold yourself that tomorrow is the day you will start in earnest? How many times have you sold yourself the idea that there will be time for you to do what you need to do tomorrow, so that you didn’t have to do what most needs done today? Isn’t this the easiest sale to make? You buy it like you’ve never been burned by buying this before—and like you aren’t still being burned by it now.The better part of you knows that everything you are selling is bunk. That part of you knows that all these things that you have sold yourself are built on a foundation of lies and deception, self-deception.Stop selling yourself beliefs, ideas, stories, and excuses that don’t serve you. And when you do try to sell yourself these things, don’t buy them. Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Nowlast_img read more