UWF National Championship Bound

first_img CARY, N.C. – The West Florida baseball team is set to take on Winona State in the D-II National Championship game on Saturday at noon ET. Both teams in their first National Finals appearance enter the championship game 3-0 with the Argonauts posting a 51-9 overall record while Winona State goes in 42-17.The Warriors enter the game with a team .314 batting average led by Joe Kley batting .354 smashing 11 homeruns this season. Kodey Simon fronts the pitching staff with an 8-2 record posting a 1.84 ERA, while the staff has held opponents to just a .261 average with a 3.46 ERA. The Argos go into the National Championship game batting .325 as a team led by senior Greg Pron (Daphne, Ala./Daphne HS). The Daphne, Ala. native sports a .430 batting average with 10 homeruns on the year. The UWF pitching staff has been dominant all year long holding opponents to just a .222 average with a 2.73 ERA.Senior Daniel Vargas-Vila (15-1) (Jacksonville, Fla./Wallace State CC-Dothan (St. Joseph Academy) will have the ball for West Florida in his second start of the tournament in the biggest game in his young career to date. The Jacksonville, Fla. native led his team to victory in game one in the tournament over Southern Connecticut hurling eight shutout innings allowing just two hits without letting a runner reach scoring position. Vargas-Vila has been the go to guy on the mound for UWF all season long posting a 1.84 ERA while holding opponents to just a .178 average. West Florida will play for all the marbles Saturday at noon ET against Winona State. To listen to live audio coverage and follow live stats, visit www.GoArogs.com.Print Friendly Version Vargas-Vila gets starting nod in National Championship Game (Photo by John Corwin) UWF National Championship Boundcenter_img Sharelast_img read more

OjO, Skuter Listrik Hasil Kolaborasi Austin Commuter Scooter

first_imgSkuter Listrik OjO. Sumber: newatlas.com Perkembangan jaman yang semakin ‘menjadi’ dewasa ini secara tidak langsung akan berimbas pada perubahan gaya hidup para pelakunya. Sebut saja yang kini tengah marak diperbincangkan oleh banyak orang dan sudah mulai diimplementasikan ke dunia nyata adalah moda bertenaga listrik. Mulai dari bus, mobil pribadi, hingga skuter kini sudah tersedia kloningannya yang versi tenaga listrik. Nah, tidak mau ketinggalan euforia, Austin Commuter Scooter dan OjO meluncurkan skuter listrik yang diklaim berbeda dengan kebanyakan skuter listrik lain.Baca Juga: Skuter Listrik Ini Bisa Dikendarai Sambil Duduk dan Berdiri Lho!Seperti yang diwartakan KabarPenumpang.com dari laman newatlas.com (23/1/2018), skuter listrik dari OjO ini sedikit berbeda ketimbang layanan ride-sharing Lime dan Bird – yang sama-sama menggunakan skuter elektrik sebagai armadanya. Tidak terlepas dari peran aplikasi, para pengguna Lime dan Bird cukup memasukan destinasi tujuan dan skuter listrik ini akan mengantarkan Anda ke tujuan. Dengan cara seperti ini, maka masalah polusi dan kemacetan di sebuah wilayah dapat dientaskan secara perlahan. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… Related Ternyata, perbedaan antara tiga skuter listrik ini hanya terletak pada desainnya saja, dimana skuter listrik OjO memiliki bentuk seperti sepeda motor Vespa – hanya saja OjO cuma dibekali dengan single seat. Penggunaan single seat di sini menandakan pengguna memiliki varian dalam mengemudikannya, bisa dengan cara duduk atau berdiri. Belum lagi ketersediaan dari keranjang pada bagian belakang yang akan memudahkan para pengguna untuk menyimpan barang bawaannya tanpa harus bersusah payah menggendongnya.Penggunaan baterai Li-On 48Volt memungkinkan skuter listrik OjO ini menjangkau jarak sekira 50mil atau yang setara dengan 80km dalam sekali pengisian baterai. Sementara untuk penggunaan motor hub HyperGear membuat skuter listrik ini mampu menembus kecepatan maksimal di angka 32km/jam. Kelengkapan lain yang ada di skuter listrik ini adalah lampu LED, rem cakram, ban segala cuaca, hingga shock yang empuk.Baca Juga: Strator Ride, Otoped Listrik Beroda Besar Siap Masuki Moda Alternatif PerkotaanKami sangat senang membantu membawa skuter inovatif OjO ke pasar dan menyediakan skuter yang dapat dikendarai oleh setiap orang,” tutur Elliott McFadden dari Bike Share of Austin, salah satu bagian dari Austin Commuter Scooter.Satu lagi yang tidak boleh dilupakan dari skuter listrik OjO ini, yaitu fitur pengeras suara yang terintegrasi, dimana ini memungkinkan pengendara mendapatkan navigasi yang sesuai, peringatan seputar lalu lintas, hingga informasi perjalanan lainnya.last_img read more

Soldotna Home Rule Discussion

first_imgAt that same election voters would also elect seven Charter Commission Members. The Soldotna ordinance to put the question to residents was passed by the council unanimously and will be presented in a special election February 3, 2015. Soldotna resident Daniel Lynch asked questions about the ordinance, illustrating a lack of understanding as to what home rule city would mean for Soldotna. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享During the November 12 Soldotna City Council meeting, public comment was taken on asking voters to approve forming a charter commission in order to become home ruled.center_img In the October 7 municipal election, the city of Homer voted down the option of creating a charter commission and City Manager Walt Wrede said he wondered if it was because not enough people knew what exactly it was they were voting on. Lynch: “Well I think the city should provide both sides of information, both rights and responsibilities because I come in not knowing anything as far as both gloves what are they filled with? There’s always a balance to everything.”last_img read more

USC’s Mitchell, Coates and Wilson named to US National teams

first_imgSouth Carolina’s Tiffany Mitchell joins Alaina Coates and A’ja Wilson on U.S. National teams.South Carolina’s Tiffany Mitchell joins Alaina Coates and A’ja Wilson on U.S. National teams.COLUMBIA – South Carolina women’s basketball players Tiffany Mitchell, Alaina Coates and A’ja Wilson were all selected to compete on USA Basketball teams.Coates and Mitchell earned spots on the 2015 U.S, Pan American Team, while Wilson will compete with the U.S. U19 squad. Both team begin competition in July.“I’m truly proud of Tiffany, Alaina and A’ja for putting themselves in a position to represent our country,” said South Carolina women’s basketball coach Dawn Staley, who will serve as head coach of the U19 World Championship Team. “Their USA Basketball experience this summer will only help our team in the upcoming season.”Coates and Mitchell were selected from a pool of 51 athletes who took part in the three-day trials at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The 12-player roster for the 2015 Pan Am Games features seven players who have won at least one gold medal with USA Basketball, including Mitchell, who earned hers in the 2015 FIBA 3×3 World Championships. Coates will make her USA Basketball team debut when the team competes in the Pan Am Games in Toronto, Canada. The team will return to Colorado on July 3 for the start of training camp with the Pan Am Games women’s basketball competition taking place July 16-20.Prior to competing at team trials, Coates admitted she was somewhat surprised to receive an invitation after what was as she described a mediocre regular season, despite making second team All-Southeastern Conference and the league’s all-defensive squad. She picked it up during the postseason, however, helping lead the Gamecocks to the Final Four.“In all honesty, I was mentally preparing myself to not have my name called, but then they called my name,” said Coates. “It was just a rush of relief, and I’m excited. I tried out for U16 team and didn’t make it, but now I’m able to make this team, and I’m excited. I feel like I had my moments [during trials] where I was up and down, but for the most part I did what they looked at me for.”“It was a sigh of relief [to hear my name called],” said Mitchell. “My first two days [of trials] went pretty well, but I didn’t play as well my last day. I’m just glad they had the confidence in me to choose me. [Playing in the Pan Am Games] will be pretty cool. I know it will be really competitive, and we’re going to be one of the youngest teams there. But, I’m a real competitive person, so I’ll be up for the challenge.”Wilson headlines the U19 roster, set for her second appearance in the FIBA U19 World Championships after helping the U.S. to gold at the event in 2013. She joins seven other gold medalists on the squad of 13 selected from 34 athletes age 19 and under at the three-day trials. Wilson was named the MVP of the 2014 FIBA Americas U18 Championships, which secured the Americans’ spot in this summer’s event. The U.S. team will regroup for training June 30-July 7 at the USTOC prior to traveling to Alicante, Spain, to compete in a round-robin tournament July 11-13 against U19 national teams from Australia, Canada and Spain ahead of its arrival in Russia for the 2015 FIBA U19 World Championships, which run July 18-26.“It’s great to be out here with a great group of girls,” said Wilson. “I’m excited to see what this summer holds. My role will change tremendously. I was one of the youngest on the [U19 World Championship Team in 2013], and I want to take what I learned from the older girls then and transfer it over to this time so we can have another great gold medal season.”For more from USC/Furman reporter Willie T. Smith III:St. Joe’s wins 4th straight boys soccer state title St. Joseph’s wins its fourth straight 1A boys soccer state championship Ben Coates is happy with his NFL career Ben Coates is happy with his NFL career Mann defeats Wando to win Class AAAA boys state soccer championshiplast_img read more

Australia win back respect in Dubai dust

first_imgBy Ian Ransom MELBOURNE, Australia (Reuters) – Leading a scandal-hit team dismissed as Australia’s worst in 30 years, captain Tim Paine’s pledge to win back hearts and minds seemed a fanciful, if noble, aspiration in the lead-up to the Test series against Pakistan.In the end, it took only five days of cricket before he could claim mission accomplished, having ushered his team to safety in Dubai in one of the bravest fourth-innings escapes in the history of the game.Anchored by a career-defining 141 by Usman Khawaja and Paine’s unbeaten 61 on a pock-marked pitch, Australia survived 139.5 overs in enervating heat to ensure the series remains alive to the second match in Abu Dhabi.For all the brilliant teams Australia has produced, none have prevailed for so long in a fourth innings on Asian pitches. Only two visiting teams to Asia have ever scored higher in a fourth-innings chase than the 362-8 scratched out with astonishing grit and defiance by Paine’s men.It followed a calamitous batting collapse of 10-60 in the first innings, which had appeared a terminal setback in the context of the match. All that happened without the country’s best two batsmen in former captain Steve Smith and David Warner, who remain suspended for their parts in the Cape Town ball-tampering scandal.In their absence, Khawaja emerged as the team’s safest hands in the rejigged order, having compiled the highest-ever fourth-innings score in the continent by a non-Asian batsman.At 524 minutes, it was also the second longest knock in a fourth innings, behind only Michael Atherton’s 643-minute epic in an unbeaten 185 against South Africa in 1995. Twinned with his team-high first-innings 85, it was a stunning riposte for the critics who have long criticised his record on Asian pitches.“People think because of my relaxed nature that’s not the case, that I’ve been gifted to be able to get to where I am, but it’s not the case at all,” the 31-year-old told reporters.“I’ve worked my absolute backside off for the last 10 years and really worked as hard as I can in different conditions like this and in England and other places. “People overlook that sort of stuff and you don’t get to play at the highest level without putting in the hard yards. There’s no secret to success, it’s all about hard work.”It was also a personal triumph for Paine, left to pick up the pieces of a team brought to its knees by the scandal in South Africa. While Paine’s leadership was confirmed during the selection of Australia’s vice-captains two weeks ago, it was also strangely undermined, with the decision taken out of his hands and entrusted to a panel of elders, selectors and administrators.Since replacing the ousted Smith, he has been unfairly cast as a stand-in and a caretaker who will duly step aside once his predecessor’s penance is served. But after steering Australia to safety with an assured captain’s knock, Paine heads to Abu Dhabi with his authority strengthened and having given estranged fans at home a reason to re-engage.“We know that to become a good team, we first have to be hard to beat,” Paine said. “We’re just really proud of our whole group, the way they went about it, the way they applied themselves today.”last_img read more

Camilla Speirs and “Wonder Pony” Just A Jiff take top 10 finish at Badminton

first_img Camilla Speirs and “Wonder Pony” Just A Jiff take top 10 finish at Badminton Tags: Ireland’s Camilla Speirs and her Irish Sport Horse, Portersize Just A Jiff, produced an outstanding final day performance, to record a top 10 finish at the world famous Badminton Horse Trials in the UK today.The Irish pair had started the day in 17th place after a clear Cross Country round on Saturday and they moved even further up the leaderboard after a foot perfect Show Jumping display to take ninth place overall.Camilla Speirs and Portersize Just A Jiff (Photo: Helen Revington)Crowd favourite Portersize Just A Jiff was by far the smallest horses in the competition, standing just over 15 hands. Kildare-based Speirs and her 16-year-old mount’s previous best Badminton result was in 2010 when they finished 14th.Portersize Just A Jiff is a traditional Irish Sport Horse gelding by the Connemara Pony stallion Crosskeys Rebel, out of the dam Mizen Talent (ISH) who is by Mizen Melody (TB) and was bred by Philip White from Co. Derry.Camilla Speirs and Portersize Just A Jiff (Photo: Helen Revington)Mullingar-born Joseph Murphy finished in 28th place with DHI Topstory and filled 40th spot with his second mount, Sportsfield Othello (ISH). Limerick’s Michael Ryan and Ballylynch Adventure (ISH) finished in 30th place, while Sarah Ennis and BLM Diamond Delux came home in 34th.Irish Eventing Team Manager Nick Turner commented afterwards: “Camilla and Jiffy were extremely good all weekend. They produced a copybook Cross Country ride and again today in the Show Jumping. It is great to see them back at their best and Jiffy is a real crowd favourite. All five Irish combinations were a credit to their riders and their support team and the horses owners. To have all five finish the three days when so many didn’t finish, shows the strength in depth we have and proves the programs we have in place are delivering results. We now look forward to Chatsworth next weekend where we have 21 Irish entries in the three-star competition.”The Irish bred Artic Soul finished on the podium, filling third place with Britain’s Gemma Tattersall.German maestro Michael Jung added the Badminton crown to his World, European and Olympic title wins. He guided La Biosthetique Sam to victory after leading the competition from start to finish.Breeding informationArctic Soul (TB) – 2003 gelding by Luso (TB) out of Dream Cocktail (TB), by Roi Danzi (TB). Bred by: Michael Whitty.Ballylynch Adventure (ISH) – 2000 chestnut gelding by Don Juan de le Bouverie (SBS) out of Stanman Girl (TB), by Standaan (TB). Bred by John B Hughes, Co. Meath. Owner: Carol & Tom Henry, Sheila Foley. Rider: Michael Ryan (IRL)BLM Diamond Delux (ISH) – 2003 gelding by Olympic Lux (KWN) out of B M Diamond (ISH) by Young Convinced (TB). Bred by Katy Murphy, Co. Meath. Owner/Rider: Sarah Ennis (IRL)Portersize Just a Jiff (ISH)(TIH) – 2000 gelding by Crosskeys Rebel (CP) out of Mizen Talent (ISH) byMizen Melody (TB). Bred by Philip White, Co. Derry. Owner: Bridget & Camilla Speirs. Rider: Camilla Spiers (IRL)Sportsfield Othello (ISH) – 2001 bay gelding by Ricardo Z (ZANG) out of Moy View Lady (ISH), by Ringof Ford (TB). Bred by John Kenny, Co. Tipperary. Owner: Jill Murphy, Alison Schmutz, Andrew Tinkler. Rider: Joseph Murphy (IRL) Home  »  General  »  Camilla Speirs and “Wonder Pony” Just A Jiff take top 10 finish at Badminton 8 May 2016, 17:51last_img read more

Playtech launches debut retail Virtuals product with Coral

first_img Share StumbleUpon SportCaller teams up with Coral for Racing Super Series launch August 12, 2020 Related Articles GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading August 13, 2020 Submit Elliot Norris, PlaytechFTSE-listed gambling technology provider, Playtech has announced its latest provisions for omni-channel client Gala Coral, which will see its first ‘out of the box’ retail Virtual Sports product rolled-out across 100 Coral UK betting shops.Following the initial roll-out phase within Coral betting shops, Playtech will then aim to deploy it new Virtual Sports product throughout 1000 further Coral retail outlets.Updating the market on its first ever virtual sports product, Playtech management stated that they had created market leading product. Defining features include; accumulator game play options, HD graphics, cost effective installation and easy integration with Playtech server and player management systems.The gambling  technology provider further detailed that it plans to distribute the new virtual product nationwide across the entire Coral shop estate via its satellite broadcast solution shown on Coral TV– another unrivalled industry offering.In previous market updates Playtech governance has outlined the importance of delivering marketing leading Virtual Sports products, as the company looks to maintain its presence as the market leader in gambling omni-channel services and provisions.Elliott Norris, Head of Virtual, Playtech Sports, commented on the Coral Virtual Sports launch: “We’ve been working round the clock on a retail solution and firmly believe we’ve launched the best product on the market.“Not only does it play extremely well, it looks great and is extremely simple and cost effective to set up, distribute and deploy,” Norris added.Mark Kemp, Gaming Director, Coral, said: “The project was a delivered swiftly and promptly and we’re delighted with the results. Playtech’s new virtual sports retail product adds yet another dimension to the industry leading Omni-channel customer experience we have across all channels.” Share Jason Ader – No Boogeyman… Activism will play a vital part in reshaping gambling August 20, 2020last_img read more

Kumasi erupts with joy as Jantuah whips Ricardo Manuel

first_imgBoxing fans in the Kumasi Metropolis on Saturday night went into a frenzy with excitement soon after United States (US)-based Ghanaian pugilist, Kofi Jantuah had pummeled his Argentine opponent, Ricardo Manuel Henaro, to record a fourth round technical knockout win in their International Middleweight contest at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium, Kumasi.Jantuah, known as “The Pride of Ashanti”, showed no mercy for his opponent as he turned the heat on the Argentine with some accurate left and right hooks in the fourth round of their 10-round contest that saw the Argentine bleeding profusely from his nose and mouth.Henaro’s corner, sensing danger, had no option than to throw in the towel to save their ward from further punishment from the Ghanaian.The partisan fans carried the champion shoulder high, amidst singing and dancing.The contest was the first to be staged by Jantuah in front of his home fans after shifting camp to the United States about a decade ago.The fight commenced on a slow pace with the two boxers been cautious and adopted hit and run tactics but it was Ricardo who used his left jabs to advantage in the latter parts of the opening round. In the second round, Jantuah became aggressive and started throwing a combination of punches but the slippery and nimble-footed Argentine managed to sustain the pressure with his artistic body swerves that warded off the occasional upper cuts of Jantuah.Ricardo surprisingly abandoned his defensive tactics in the third round and traded hefty punches with his Ghanaian counterpart with the intention of recording a technical knockout but his plan failed to materialize as he was rather out pointed and thus forced to return to his defensive tactics.The fourth round begun on a vigorous note with the two boxers broiled in the centre of the ring where they engaged each other in fisticuffs to the admiration of the thick crowd.It was, however, Jantuah who emerged as the victor as he combined with good jabs, upper cuts and straight right punches that left his opponent bleeding profusely until his corner threw in the towel when the fight was barely after two minutes in the round.Some of the dignitaries who graced the occasion included Mr Emmanuel Owusu-Ansah, Ashanti Regional Minister, Ike “Bazooka” Quartey, former WBA Welterweight champion, Joshua Clottey, IBF welterweight champion and Joseph “King Kong” Agbeko, IBF Bantamweight champion as well as Mr Moses Foh-Amoaning, Chairman of the Ghana Boxing Authority (GBA) and Tony Yeboah, former Black Stars’ goal poacher. In the other supporting bouts, Lante Addy of Attoh Quarshie Gym of Accra defeated Alfred Quaye of Billy Kotey Gym also of Accra in the second round in their bantamweight contest whiles Benjamin “Dirty Punch” Tutu of B.B Boxing Club of Kumasi beat Kumah Doe of Sagacious Gym of Accra in the second round of their featherweight contest.In the super lightweight fray, Prince Doku of Believers Gym recorded a fourth round knockout win over John “Red Destroyers” Larbi of Sonix Gym.Source: GNAlast_img read more

Tribeca Film Festival open with documentary about legendary record exec Clive Davis

first_img Related Getty/Theo Wargo(LOS ANGELES) — The Tribeca Film Festival opened in New York City Wednesday night with the premiere of Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives, a documentary about the legendary music industry executive influential in the careers of everyone from Aretha Franklin and Whitney Houston to Alicia Keys and Barry Manilow.An all-star concert featuring Franklin, Manilow, Jennifer Hudson, Carly Simon and Dionne Warwick was set to follow the screening, and Tribeca co-founder Robert DeNiro said that explains why the movie was chosen to kick off the festival.“We felt that ..his film would be the best for opening the festival tonight and he has so much respect in the music world and you can see by who’s gonna perform after,” he said before the screening at Radio City Music Hall.While often you hear musicians complaining about record industry executives, singer Judy Collins, a long-time friend of the 85-year-old Davis, said he’s a different kind of record company guy.“He’s sort of our mentor and the person that we look to, not only musically, but Clive also, I think, has a very big heart when it comes to social activities and social principles and he always supports the best – not only in his artists, but also in the culture,” she said.Still, it’s Davis’ career in music that made him the subject of a documentary important enough to kick off a major film festival.  Why?  Saxophonist Kenny G explains, “He’s the guy that brings the quality into the music industry. He just does. He finds it, he hears it, he puts the dots together, he figures out who’s the right producer, who’s the right artist, who’s the right songwriter, how are you gonna promote it, where’s it gonna go. And he just figures it all this stuff out and it just happens.”The Tribeca Film Festival runs through Sunday.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMaticolast_img read more

Evgeny Kuznetsov gets 4-year ban from international play after positive cocaine test

first_img“Here, we understand that Mr. Kuznetsov has voluntarily sought help through the education and counseling program provided for in the NHL and NHLPA collective bargaining agreement and has agreed to a regular testing protocol relating to his involvement with that program,” Daly’s statement read in part. “Mr. Kuznetsov has also agreed to an in-person meeting with Commissioner Gary Bettman to discuss his situation and review his conduct prior to the start of training camp preceding the 2019-20 season. We intend to reserve further comment on any additional actions that may or may not be taken with respect to today’s announcement (disciplinary or otherwise) pending the completion of the commissioner’s meeting with Mr. Kuznetsov.”Kuznetsov joined the Caps in 2013-14 after starring in the KHL. His 20 assists and 32 points in the playoffs on the way to the 2018 Stanley Cup title led all players, though he lost out to teammate and countryman Alexander Ovechkin in Conn Smythe Trophy voting. Evgeny Kuznetsov tested positive for cocaine during the World Championship and has been banned from international play for four years, the IIHF announced Friday. The Capitals forward failed the test May 26, the day of Russia’s bronze medal game win over the Czech Republic, and was provisionally suspended effective June 13. He will be eligibile to return to international play on June 12, 2023, meaning he will be ineligible for the 2022 Winter Olympics along with the World Championships in the interim.  The 27-year-old star has played in six of the last eight World Championships, dating to 2012, and represented Russia in the World Junior Championships before moving up to the senior national team. Kuznetsov released a statement via the Capitals saying he has agreed to accept the suspension. Full statement from #Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov: pic.twitter.com/8Juwexxc0q— Brian McNally (@bmcnally14) August 23, 2019″Representing my country has always been so close to my heart and something I take so much pride in,” the statement read in part. “Not being able to put that sweater on for four years is very hard to take. I have disappointed so many people that are important to me, including my family, teammates and friends. “From the first day I took the ice in D.C., the Washington Capitals organization and our fans have been nothing but great to me and my family. I feel absolutely terrible for letting you down. I realize that the only waiy I can win you back is to take ownership of my situation and my actions from this point forward.” The Russian hockey governing body’s statement on the matter staked out its organizational philosophy without offering any further commentary on Kuznetsova. “The Russian Ice Hockey Federation has always opposed, and will continue to oppose, the use of banned substances in sport. In RIHF national teams, events are regularly held which emphasize the need to comply with anti-doping rules. When joining the national team, athletes are constantly monitored by specialists, so the usage of banned substances when with the Russian national team is not possible.”The RIHF will closely monitor developments and will take all necessary measures in accordance with WADA, the all-Russian anti-doping rules and the IIHF requirements.”It’s unclear whether the NHL will take disciplinary action against Kuznetsov. Deputy commissioner Bill Daly released a statement noting that the league does not consider cocaine a performance-enhancing substance but rather a drug of abuse. last_img read more