Argonauts Set to Host Region Tournaments

first_imgArgonauts Set to Host Region Tournaments PENSACOLA, Fla. – The road to the NCAA Division II Men’s and Women’s Tennis National Championships will begin this weekend at the Ralph “Skeeter” Carson Tennis Complex. On Wednesday, it was announced that West Florida will be one of two schools in the south region to host the first two rounds of the national tournament. The men’s and women’s team will both host their region tournament on Thursday and Friday, May 3-4. This is the ninth consecutive season that the men’s and women’s teams will host the first two rounds of the national tournament. In men’s action, top-ranked and top-seed West Florida (23-3) will face fourth-seed Alabama-Huntsville. If the Argonauts win, they will advance to Saturday’s regional final against the winner of the Delta State/North Alabama match. On the women’s side, top-seed and fifth-ranked West Florida (17-6) will host Tuskegee. A victory would advance the Argonauts to the regional finals against the winner of the North Alabama-Harding match. Both men’s and women’s matches on Thursday will begin at 10 a.m. The finals matches are scheduled for 2 p.m. on Friday. Print Friendly Version Sharelast_img read more

Jason Tovey leads Newport to victory against second-placed Leinster

first_img Fly-half Jason Tovey scored 18 points as the Dragons secured a richly-deserved fourth league win of the campaign. Tovey went through the card with a try, two penalties, a drop goal and two conversions, while wing Ashton Hewitt got their other try. Leinster’s Fergus McFadden booted two penalties and converted scrum-half Luke McGrath’s try but the Irish side failed to leapfrog Scarlets at the top of the table. Leinster lead for 20 minutes of the first half but the Dragons could easily have grabbed a try bonus point in that space of time given the pressure they had on the visitors. As it was, in the driving rain, the Welsh region went in 17-10 ahead after Hewitt, who had a storming opening period, put the Dragons ahead after he dashed past McFadden and prop Michael Bent to the line. Tovey converted the try and McFadden soon reduced the arrears with a penalty before McGrath caught the home defence napping as Leinster had their first decent attack inside the home 22. There was a great snaffle on the floor from the visiting back row before the Irishmen’s scrum-half picked up 20 metres out and dived through a gap to go under the posts, making McFadden’s conversion simple. That was, though, as much as Leinster got before the break as the home region hammered them in their own 22. Yet it took 20 minutes and two ruled-out tries from third match official Tim Haynes before the home side went into the lead again. Hewitt went over on the right after a Tovey cross-kick but there were hands in a ruck in the build-up for that one to be denied. Then centre Adam Warren flew through on a loose ball over the Leinster line only for McGrath to get pressure on the ball a split second beforehand. However, after several attacking line-outs and a yellow card for Leinster flanker Dan Leavy, the defence finally cracked as Tovey was put over by quick hands on the right from props Boris Stankovich, Brok Harris and finally a Rynard Landman overhead. Tovey converted and added a 20-metre drop goal for their half-time advantage. Leinster came out fighting after the interval and McFadden secured his second penalty of the night from 25 metres. It was the Irishmen’s turn to pressurise the home side. The visitors mirrored the home side’s pressure in the right-hand corner of the pitch and came within inches of a second try but the Dragons defence kept them out and cleared their lines. And, when Leinster put their hands in a ruck, Tovey booted his first penalty to restore the seven-point advantage. The Irishmen were dealt a blow when McFadden was sin-binned with nine minutes left for a dangerous tackle on Sarel Pretorius when he was on the ground. That sank Leinster and a final Tovey penalty denied the Irishmen a losing bonus point. Leinster missed the opportunity to go top of the Guinness Pro12 after they were beaten 23-13 at strugglers Newport Gwent Dragons. Press Associationlast_img read more

Boat with Seven Aboard Takes on Water at Jupiter Inlet

first_imgA boat with seven people aboard took on water at the Jupiter Inlet, according to fire rescue officials.Palm Beach County Fire Rescue responded to the incident Sunday morning.They add the boat is back on the dock and there are no injuries.last_img

Margaret (Hermes) Ast, 92: May 31, 1922 – April 5, 2015

first_imgMargaret AstMargaret G (Hermes) Ast, loving wife and mother, born May 31, 1922, died April 5, 2015 at the age of 92.Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. on Tuesday and the Mass of the Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday April 8, 2015, both at St. Peter Catholic Church in Schulte, KS.Margaret was born in Mt. Vernon, KS to the late Joseph and Catherine (Schmitz) Hermes. She was preceded in death by her husband of 71 years, Francis Ast, son: Gene; daughter-in-laws, Debra Ast and Wanda Ast; 7 sisters and 1 brother. Survived by brother, Lawrence (Donna) Hermes, sons; Vernon, David, Ron and Mike all of Monett, MO. Melvin (Gwen) of Wellington, Stan of Cheney, Glenn (Sarah) of Avon, CO; daughters; Judy Mertes of Wichita and Linda (Mike) McFerrin of Ft. Collins, CO. 28 grandchildren and 38 great-grandchildren.Memorial to: St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.last_img read more

Overtime

first_img:10 Tiger is back…nuff said! :09 You think you’ve been to a cook-out? You ain’t been to a cook-out till you’ve been to Dwight and Chandra Law’s cook-out. Man the food was so good… and there was so much of it I started to go get my cousins and bring-um back. No, don’t ask! If I tell you where they live that’s less food for me. Hey did you know Dwight Law is my oldest and dearest friend? Well you know it now. Two boys from Meldon Avenue in Donora P.A. made it to the big city. Not bad…not bad at all. BILL NEAL :08 Speaking of the cook-out, and I was. Good food, great friends, Daniel “The Mayor” Ellis, Vince Neal and Cal State’s finest…(yeah I know that’s a contradiction in terms, just work with me here) and to my great pleasure and delight some “Overtime” readers including my old buddy Roy Betters, another man who has the good sense and wisdom to pick Wilt Chamberlin ahead of Michael Jordan. As a result, Roy you are now “In The Locker Room.”:07 I know, I know it’s a sports column but this stuff is important. Just hold on a minute, you’ll want to know this. The hit of the ParTay was none other than Federal Judge Reggie Walton…yeah that’s right the same Judge that just handled the Roger Clemons case, and other world class cases. Alright, Stan was there, in from Vegas and the ribs were un-be-lieve-able but they’re not more important than the Judge, who by the way is one of the brothers from Donora…C’mon Man!!!:06 Lamar Odom has proven to all you grown men out there that if you act like a child and cry enough you can in fact get your own way. Yep, he’s going back to L.A. The Clippers that is.:05 Now pay attention. The formula is very simple. Meet a girl…pretty or ugly as long as she’s tall…have a baby boy…develop his basketball talent…pray that he grows up to be seven feet tall…send him to the University of Kentucky for one year then sit back and watch the money come rollin’ in. That’s all it takes trust me…as a matter of fact, take it the bank!:04 Some of you are going to jump on me for this but as you all know…I don’t care! Serena Williams, you can’t keep eatin’ whatever you want and still be No. 1 in the world, I am sorry. That’s right I said it, now shut up!!!:03 Wanna have a really good time? Come to the Penn Hills YMCA Monday or Tuesday night and watch “The New” Connie Hawkins Youth Summer Basketball League. We’ve got 100 of the greatest and most talented middle school boys you ever want to see. And they be balling mmmaaannn!!! (Mon & Tues, three games a night at 6, 7 & 8. Only $2 to get in, free parking, great friends and a fantastic facility. Matter of fact you should join “The Y.” Yes you do…yes you do…stop it, you need to lose weight and you know it. Yes you do!!! Ok, look in the mirror then.:02 So last Friday you decided to go somewhere else and not come see Sandy Greene, Jerry Williams and The Guys. Now that’s messed up! But that’s ok, you only missed the show of the summer. Sandy blew it up and Jerry tore it down. And by the way…standing room only sell-out!!! They’re coming back Friday, July 27. Bet you won’t miss that one. (Welcome home lifelong friend Ronnie Randolph. Just moved back from Atlanta and sat in with the band and you would have thought George Benson was in the house.) Like I said “Smokin Jim” you can’t stop me, you can only hope to contain me…Par-Tay on! What Club?!?!:01 This just in. Otis Lockheart, the great city league basketball player from South High, is not dead! How do I know? Just talked to him…unless of course I am dead too!~ DOUBLE OVERTIME ~“At The Buzzer”:00 Champion Enterprises, The Soul Pitt and The Pittsburgh United Rays Corvette Club proudly bring to you The Annual Summer Blast Extravaganza—The Dress White Party with A Touch of Red and—With a guest performance by “Ms. Sandra Greene”—and “D.J. Bubble Gum” coming at ya this Friday, First Friday—July 6 at 3 Lakes Golf Club—6700 Saltsburg Rd. in Penn Hills—First come first seat (no more reserved tables) them ladies was about to kill me last week. I ain’t going out like that!—Free Parking—Cash Bar—Cash Kitchen—Great Food & Great Service—50/50—Prizes and Surprises—$100 Cash Prize to the Best Dressed Couple in White with A Touch of Red—and yes boys and gals not only will the Corvette Club be there but they’ll be showcasing their cars —go to the Soul Pitt website for all the information: http://www.soulpittmedia.com/ChampionEnterprises2.html.last_img read more

Westbrook’s triple-double leads Thunder past Spurs

first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Go for Gold signs Paul Desiderio MOST READ Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) goes to the basket between San Antonio Spurs guard Patty Mills (8) and forward Rudy Gay (22) in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Saturday, March 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)OKLAHOMA CITY — That faint M-V-P chant wasn’t for Russell Westbrook.It was for 37-year-old forward Nick Collison.ADVERTISEMENT GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Rudy Gay and Davis Bertans each scored 14 points for the Spurs, who have lost eight of 10.LaMarcus Aldridge was held to 11 points on 5-for-16 shooting“They were very aggressive,” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. “They did a good job. He didn’t have one of his best nights, that’s for sure, but his effort was great. It just didn’t work for him tonight, and OKC was a big part of that.”Brewer’s corner 3-pointer in the closing seconds of the first half gave the Thunder a 52-43 lead. He led Oklahoma City with 10 points before the break.Thunder center Steven Adams came down hard on his left ankle early in the third quarter and did not return. Without his presence on both ends of the floor, the Spurs quickly took advantage and cut Oklahoma City’s lead to 62-58. The Thunder recovered after a timeout and led 77-68 after three quarters.Collison took over in the early part of the fourth quarter. He made a reverse layup to make it 82-70, drew the fifth foul on Aldridge with 7:41 to play, then scored in close a minute later to give the Thunder an 89-72 lead.The Spurs cut their deficit to seven with about two minutes to play, but Westbrook later clinched his triple-double on an assist to Grant for a 3-pointer that put the Thunder up 12.TIP-INSSpurs: F/C Pau Gasol started after sitting out against Golden State on Thursday with a right shoulder injury. … F Kawhi Leonard remained out while recovering from a right quadriceps injury.Thunder: G Terrance Ferguson was out with a concussion he received when he ran into Adams on Thursday against the Phoenix Suns. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Westbrook, the NBA’s most valuable player last season, scored 21 points and posted his 19th triple-double of this season to help the Oklahoma City Thunder defeat the San Antonio Spurs 104-94 on Saturday night. Collison, a fan favorite who has been with the Thunder since the team moved from Seattle, stole the show.Collison was pressed into action because starting center Steven Adams came down hard on his left ankle in the third quarter and did not return. Collison entered the game in the fourth quarter for the first time and responded by scoring all seven of his points in a 2:41 span in the fourth quarter for Oklahoma City.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 folkCollison heard the chant and got a kick out of it.“Sometimes, I feel like the walk-on in college games,” he said. 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 Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Westbrook was glad to see Collison show he’s still got it. Collison hadn’t scored as many as seven points in a game since scoring seven on March 22, 2017, against Philadelphia.“He puts in the work and he’s always ready to go,” Westbrook said. “Tonight was one of those nights where he got his number called and he answered like he does every time. It’s a blessing to be on the floor with a guy like him. He’s so unselfish. It’s good to see.”Collison said he just tries to remember that he could be needed at any time. This time, it came in a key matchup between teams that are in the running for the No. 3 seed in the Western Conference.“There has been a couple years for me where I haven’t played much,” he said. “I’m just trying to focus when I’m out there on what is actually going on. Trying not to let it get into my head too much that I haven’t been out here in a long time — really just focus on the play in front of you. I’ve gotten better at that as I’ve gone on. You just have to stay ready.”Westbrook had 12 rebounds and 10 assists in the 98th triple-double of his career. Jerami Grant scored 15 points, Corey Brewer added 12, Paul George and Alex Abrines each scored 11 and Patrick Patterson had 10 for the Thunder, who improved to 6-3 since the All-Star break.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES STAT LINESOklahoma City’s bench scored 50 points.“I think the biggest thing to me was the emphasis on moving the ball and letting the ball find the open man,” Donovan said.OLD SCHOOLOn several occasions, Popovich played a lineup of players who all were at least 30 years old. Manu Ginobili, Tony Parker, Danny Green, Gay and Gasol add up to a combined 173 years old. Green, the youngster of the group, turns 31 in June. Ginobili, the elder statesman, is 40.UP NEXTSpurs: at the Houston Rockets on Monday.Thunder: host the Sacramento Kings on Monday. View commentslast_img read more

Pollinator workshops offered

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Have you ever thought what it would be like to live in a world without apples, blueberries, strawberries, chocolate, almonds, melons, peaches, or pumpkins? Researchers have indicated that without animal pollinators, these foods would no longer exist.Three-fourths of the world’s flowering plants depend on pollinators to reproduce. Most fruit, vegetable and seed crops — and other plants that provide fiber, medicines, and fuel — are pollinated by animals. Some scientists estimate that one out of every three bites of human food exists because of animal pollinators like bees, butterflies and moths, birds and bats, and beetles and other insects.Pollinators visit flowers in their search for food (nectar and pollen). During a flower visit, a pollinator may accidentally brush against the flower’s reproductive parts, unknowingly depositing pollen from a different flower. The plant then uses the pollen to produce a fruit or seed. Many plants cannot reproduce without pollen carried to them by foraging pollinators.Bees are the main pollinators for fruits and vegetables. There are over 4,000 species of bees native to North America. They nest underground, in twigs and debris, or in dead trees. Nectar-seeking butterflies are daytime garden visitors, and moths are their nocturnal counterpart. These popular creatures pollinate many plants. Hummingbirds are the most common avian pollinators in the continental United States. These tiny wonders prefer tubular flowers in bright, warm colors — especially red.Pollinators are in trouble — bees are disappearing and bats are dying. These and other animal pollinators face many challenges. Habitat loss, disease, parasites, and environmental contaminants have all contributed to their decline.To learn more about pollinators and increase their habitat and populations, plan to attend two free workshops hosted by the Delaware SWCD on June 14 and July 12 at the Orange Township Hall, 1680 Orange Rd, Lewis Center, OH. Each workshop will be held from 7-9 pm. These are separate workshops addressing different topics. For full details and a registration form, go to our website at www.delawareswcd.org.last_img read more

Dot Obits: Inventor of the Video Game Cartridge

first_imgRelated Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Dot Obits#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketcenter_img curt hopkins Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Jerry Lawson, who is responsible for the development of the video game cartridge, died Saturday in Mt. View, California, of a heart attack. Lawson was 70 years old. He was a pioneer not just in video games but as a black engineer in an overwhelmingly white industry. While working as an engineer for Fairchild Semiconductor in the mid-1970s, Lawson created the Fairchild Channel F video game console. That was the type that took a different software cartridge for each game. The Reviews of Electronics credits Lawson with providing the platform that launched the independent video game developer. Born in Brooklyn and raised in Queens, he moved out to California to join the new company Fairchild Semiconductor where he served as Chief Hardware Engineer[4] and director of engineering and marketing. As the Village Voice notes, he was a member of the legendary Homebrew Computer Club. Other members included Apple’s Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak.After Atari had taken the video gaming market, Lawson launched Videosoft, to develop games for it. In the early 1970s, Lawson had created the second ever arcade game (after Pong), Demolition DerbyHe had in his later years suffered with diabetes and used a wheelchair, though he continued an active life building controls for lasers and telescopes. Last month he was, finally, honored by the International Game Developers Association.Vintage Computing and Games has a wonderful interview with the man conducted in 2009.He is survived by his wife, whom he married in 1965, his brother, Michael, of Queens, New York, and his daughter Karen and son Marc, both of Smyrna, Georgia.Other sources: Wikipedialast_img read more

You are showing utter disregard for livelihood of players: TNCA to CoA

first_imgNew Delhi, Jul 6 (PTI) The Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) today came up with a strong riposte to the Committee of Administrators’ (CoA) threat of de-recognising the Tamil Nadu Premier League and slammed the Vinod Rai-led panel for “showing utter disregard for livelihood of players”. The CoA yesterday issued an advisory in which it warned TNCA from allowing players from other states to take part in the TNPL starting July 11, stating that it violates article 28 (b) of the existing constitution. The TNCA, after its meeting today, sent a strongly-worded letter written by their joint secretary RI Palani. “We had informed the acting president and the acting secretary of the BCCI about TNPL. Why is the CoA unnecessarily interfering, only they know. TNPL is being organised for three years now,” a TNCA official told PTI on conditions of anonymity. The rules for the Inter-State T20 leagues were passed on July 3 and TNCA’s draft for outstation players was scheduled on July 4. Many believe that if the CoA had right intentions, it would have actually given enough time to TNCA to withdraw the draft process. Instead, the committee chose to wait till the TNCA completed its draft process and then fired a salvo, threatening to disband the tournament. However, it is not known whether the CoA had kept Star Sports, who are the official broadcasters for the event in the loop. Star also holds the rights for India’s international games at home. The letter sent by Palani makes it clear that the TNCA is in no mood to bow down to the CoA’s diktat.advertisement Palani, in fact, made a valid point about how the likes of Unmukt Chand, Sheldon Jackson would be able to earn a livelihood. These are not sought-after players in the Indian Premier League. “The advisory exhibit a complete and utter disregard of the interests of players who would be deprived of an opportunity to earn a living and would perhaps lose a valuable opportunity to showcase their talents to the world, Palani wrote in his letter. The TNCA joint secretary also said that never has there been a precedence of seeking permission for a state level tournament. Having an outstation player to take part in various club leagues with the go-ahead from his home state, too, has never been an issue. “The regulations of the BCCI provide that members of BCCI are not required to seek approval for conducting tournaments within its territorial jurisdiction unless the tournament involves players from outside such jurisdiction.” “We have indicated several instances, in our earlier letters, of players representing one member for BCCI Tournaments and the same players participating in tournaments organized by other members provided that the members inter se had no objection. BCCI’s approval was never required or sought in any of those instances.” Desperate to not get caught in the crossfire between the CoA and TNCA, it will be interesting to see what the respective players and their state associations do in the coming days. PTI KHS KHS AHAHlast_img read more

Sportscover Makes it Two Wins in a Row at the Insurance Awards

first_imgChief Executive Officer of Sportscover, Chris Nash, accepted the award at the function held at the Sydney Exhibition and Conference Centre.“We are extremely proud to have won this award for the second year in succession. It means a great deal to us to be recognised by our industry through this accolade. This is a tribute to our staff for their continued hard work, and to our broker network and clients for their tremendous support in helping us attain this great achievement,” Nash said. Sportscover was up against some strong competition for the award, with the other finalists being Brooklyn Underwriting Global Transport and Automotive Insurance.Touch Football Australia congratulates Sportscover on the award.last_img read more