Corsairs in need of some clutch hitting

first_imgAfter six straight weekends on the road, the Corsairs got to play in front of a home crowd on Monday, dropping both ends of a doubleheader to Feather River, 11-1 and 6-3.The second game was one that got away from the Redwoods women, who led for much of the contest before the Golden Eagles struck late with five runs in the final two innings to pull off the sweep.“We played great until we had four outs to go,” CR head coach Maggie White said. “I thought we should have come away with a split, so …last_img

TOUCH IN THE MIDST OF THE COMMONWEALTH GAMES

first_imgWe all know of the feats of Australia’s swimming golden girls, we’ve seen the image of Kerryn McCann fighting off the Kenyan runner in the marathon, while our cyclists and shooters are celebrating their most successful Commonwealth Games of all time. But while all of this is taking place in sports-crazy Melbourne, Touch is making the most of the influx of visitors to Victoria’s capital city.As part of the Commonwealth Games festivities, Touch Football Victoria assisted with a one hour Touch exhibition and coaching session last Saturday at the ‘Nestle Peters Beach Games’, just outside Melbourne’s Arts Centre and Concert Hall.In keeping with the Commonwealth Games theme, players who represented Australia and New Zealand in last year’s Victorian Trans Tasman Challenge were on hand to help out.Activities that kids love, such as ‘touchdown chase’, 2 v 1 Shootout, relay skills races and finally a game were enjoyed by the kids and their families who were watching.  With enthusiastic volunteers showing off their skills in demonstration games, it was a great way to promote Touch Footy in front of the general sports-loving public of Melbourne, Australia and the world.For TFA Game Development Officer Carly Goodrich, being hooked up to a microphone to run the coaching session, a halftime interview with the ‘Beach Host’, and the live action being displayed on the big screen were some of the highlights for the day.Watching the kids and volunteers diving to score and stop Touchdowns was the centre of most participants’ focus, especially on the soft sandy surface – no pain but plenty of sand to be emptied from clothing for the rest of the day!Touch footy will be back at the Commonwealth Games, on the sand tomorrow (Thursday March 23) for another demonstration and coaching session, from 12.45-1.45pm outside the Melbourne Arts Centre and Concert Hall.So, if you’re in Melbourne for the Games, or know someone else who is, get them to drop in to the event and support the Touch Football Victoria volunteers promoting the sport in Melbourne.last_img read more

10 months agoArsenal kid Bukayo Saka thrilled to make Premier League debut

first_imgArsenal kid Bukayo Saka thrilled to make Premier League debutby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBukayo Saka was thrilled to make his Premier League debut in Arsenal’s 4-1 win over Fulham.Saka replaced Alex Iwobi with three minutes remaining in our 4-1 win over Fulham, adding to his two appearances in the Europa League late last year.“Right now I’m feeling so happy,” he said. “I feel blessed to have made my debut and get minutes on the pitch. I just want to thank my family, my friends and everyone at the club who’s helped me to get to this stage.“It’s been a tough stage, a long stage, but through hard work and determination I managed to get here.“I’m not stopping now. I’m very hungry. I just want to work hard with every chance I get. In training I just want to impress the coach so I can get back on the pitch.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Worlds 1st Icebreaking LNG Carrier Joins Sovcomflot

first_imgImage Courtesy: DSMEThe world’s first icebreaking liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier Christophe de Margerie has been delivered to its Russian owner, shipping company Sovcomflot, according to South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME).Under the USD 320 million shipbuilding agreement signed between the parties in 2014, DSME constructed the ship which features a length of 299 meters and a width of 50 meters. The vessel has a capacity to carry 173,600 cubic meters of LNG.The ARC-7 class icebreaking LNG carrier, which recently completed its ice trials, will be deployed at a gas field on the Yamal Peninsula, in the western part of Siberia.A representative from DSME said that the shipbuilder is scheduled to deliver the remaining 14 icebreaking LNG carriers, currently on order at the yard, by 2020.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Urban Meyer Hard to say Etienne Sabinos not my favorite player

As a product of Miami, Fla., linebacker Etienne Sabino said he was not familiar with Ohio State. Now in his redshirt senior season, Sabino is starting for the Buckeyes. He’s one of first-year coach Urban Meyer’s favorite players. In OSU’s 17-16 victory against Michigan State on Saturday in East Lansing, Mich., Meyer said Sabino had “a hell of a game.” Sabino, who recorded eight total tackles, one pass breakup, two quarterback hurries, one tackle for loss, and one sack against the Spartans, was named defensive player of the game by Meyer during the coach’s weekly Monday press conference. Meyer wasn’t the only one who took note of the captain’s play. “(Sabino) played exceptionally well to me. He made a lot of good plays,” said redshirt junior defensive back Corey Brown. Notably, the linebacker’s sack came at the end of the third quarter and during a crucial time in the game. After the Buckeyes’ offense scored a touchdown to take a 17-13 lead against MSU, it seemed that OSU had not only seized the game’s lead, but also its momentum. Looking to respond, the Spartans returned the ensuing kickoff to their 31-yard line and drove the ball to the 50-yard line. The Spartans offense stalled, though after an incomplete pass from redshirt junior quarterback Andrew Maxwell and short run by junior running back Le`Veon Bell. Facing a 3rd-and-7, Maxwell dropped back to pass before Sabino burst into the backfield and brought down the Spartan quarterback for a 7-yard loss. The play forced MSU to punt and kept the momentum on the side of the Buckeyes. “I just want to give all the credit to the people around me,” Sabino said. “I think our defensive line did a great job making my job easy and the back end did a great job covering allowing us to get pressure. I think it was a good defensive effort.” Meyer said he’s not only impressed with Sabino’s play, but also said he has a different relationship with him compared to other players. “It’s hard for me to say he’s not my favorite player on this team,” Meyer said. “I have conversations with him like I would a coach. I listen to him. I usually don’t listen a lot, and then I listen to him.” Sabino said his relationship with and respect for Meyer helps him be honest with the former Florida Gators coach. “The thing with coach Meyer is honesty … I keep it real with him, he keeps it real with me,” Sabino said. “So I think he respects that and we have that respect for each other.” The Florida native, however, has experienced ups and downs during his career since coming to Columbus in 2008. Sabino arrived with high expectations as the No. 1-overall high school inside linebacker in the country, according to ESPN.com’s recruiting rankings. But during his freshman and sophomore years, he never started a game and only made six tackles and one sack. In 2010, he sat out for the season and redshirted after losing a position battle to former OSU linebacker Andrew Sweat. Last season, though, Sabino saw time in all 13 of the Buckeyes’ games, collecting 62 total tackles, two sacks and seven tackles for loss. Sabino only started five times for the Buckeyes last year. But this year might be a different story as Sabino has started in all five of OSU’s games under Meyer. “He hasn’t played a lot. I didn’t realize that until I went back and did a study on it,” Meyer said. “He’s been a classic underachiever. Now he’s a leader. He’s a grown man,” As of the Buckeyes’ game against the Spartans, Sabino is second on the team in tackles with 36 total stops and has amassed two sacks, two tackles for loss, one interception and one forced fumble. “Sometimes things don’t pan out as fast as you want them to happen, but it’s not where you start, it’s where you finish. So that’s my motto,” Sabino said.

WB board Class X question papers to be opened before students

first_imgKolkata: In a departure from the norm, the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education (WBBSE) on Tuesday announced that question paper packets will henceforth be opened in front of Class 10 candidates, shortly before the commencement of the examination. Earlier, the sealed packets were broken in the office of the institution’s headmaster and papers sorted accordingly before distribution among the students. “From 2019, the sealed question packets of Madhyamik examination (Class 10 board exam) will be opened by invigilators in front of students in the examination hall and distributed accordingly,” board president Kalyanmoy Ganguly said. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life Sources said the WBBSE decision came in the wake of reports that the headmaster of a Jalpaiguri school, during the 2018 secondary examination, opened sealed question papers 35 minutes before the scheduled time. The headmaster was suspended by the board after he failed to give a satisfactory reply to a showcause notice issued to him. There were also reports of question paper leak on WhatsApp in 2017, but the board, back then, asserted that the paper circulated was “fake”. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killed Ganguly said the WBBSE members, along with officer in-charge of local police station and a district administration official, will hold meetings with the head of examination centres to ensure that the measures were implemented without glitches. “This time, the number of question papers in the packets will tally with the number of examinees in the hall. There will be no sorting beforehand,” he said. The new measure was aimed at ensuring that exams were conducted in a transparent manner, Ganguly added.last_img read more

January 25 2008 We complete our report of the ten

first_imgJanuary 25, 2008 We complete our report of the tent removal in the amphitheater of the Colly Soleri Music Center, segments posted on 1/18, 1/21 and 1/23. The huge tarp has been lowered to the amphitheater stage. We complete our report of the tent removal in the amphitheater of the Colly Soleri Music Center, segments posted on 1/18, 1/21 and 1/23. The huge tarp has been lowered to the amphitheater stage. [Photo & text: sa] The crew folded the material into a managable packet and lots of people are needed to carry the wrapped tarp out of the amphitheater. The East Crescent space has taken on a whole new look. When the tarp was first installed in 1989, only the first Unit had been built. [Photo & text: sa] For the first time we can appreciate an un-interrupted view of the size and beauty of this amphitheater, surrounded by ten Units of appartments, common spaces like the communtity room, recreation room and library, and Soleri Archives on the groundfloor of Unit 3,4 and 5. Planning department and Graphics are working on a new design for coverage of the stage and seating area. [Photo & text: sa]last_img read more