Minority Mentoring Picnic set for Hialeah in October

first_img Minority Mentoring Picnic set for Hialeah in October September 1, 2007 Regular News Minority Mentoring Picnic set for Hialeah in Octobercenter_img Mark your calendars for October 27 and join more than 1,500 lawyers, judges, minority law school students, guests, and family members for the Fourth Minority Mentoring Picnic in Hialeah.Held at the Amelia Earhart Park, 401 E. 65th Street, close to Miami International Airport, the picnic’s purpose is to match minority law students with mentors. Students wear “Need Mentor” stickers and lawyers sport “Need Mentee” stickers to help find each other, while rubbing elbows with Supreme Court justices, Bar leaders, and other legal luminaries.The picnic begins at noon and the tradition continues as students are expected to arrive from all Florida law schools and leave with one or two mentors they can call on for inspiration and guidance. Picnic organizer John Kozyak, a Miami lawyer and member of the Equal Opportunities Law Section Executive Council, helps introduce students to mentors and follows up with students after the picnic is over.Come hungry, as the picnic features an international feast, including Jamaican jerk chicken, Cuban paella and arroz con pollo, Haitian curry goat, and plenty of barbecue, burgers, and hot dogs. Pigs will be roasted at dawn, tended by Ray Abadin, a Bar Board of Governors member, and his friends.“This is a real family event and children love the activities,” Kozyak said, where the fun includes rock-climbing, volleyball, and kayaking.A large number of voluntary bar associations are participating. The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division, BNY Mellon, and the Association of Corporate Counsel are the lead sponsors.For directions to Amelia Earhart Park, to RSVP, and to see photos from past picnics, go to www.kttlaw.com/picnic. If you have specific questions, e-mail Kozyak at [email protected] or call him at 305-377-0654.last_img read more

Saiku Andrews’ Pillow Could Speak

first_img Feb 13, 2019 Eko –all in the family CDB allocates US$100,000 for COVID-19 Emergency Relief… Apr 20, 2020 You may be interested in… Feb 8, 2019 Caribbean’s religious diversity celebrated at CARIFESTA X  This is one in a series of articles, photographs and videos from our archives that we will share over the next few weeks as we continue the countdown to CARIFESTA XII in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, 21-30 August. The pieces will showcase our multi-faceted cultural heritage, the faces and the voices of our…August 7, 2015In “CARICOM”Farmer Nappy’s hit song ignites gender debateTrinidad and Tobago artiste, Farmer Nappy’s hit song, ‘Hookin’ me’ is drawing more attention from listeners who are weighing in on a view presented by a women’s rights activist. Last week, activist Marsha Hinds penned a column in the Barbados Today, describing the song as one of the more problematic…February 5, 2019In “General”Usain Bolt From Track To Studio(Caribbean Entertainment Hub) World Record Holder and Jamaican Retired Sprinter Usain Bolt is causing quite a stir on the music scene as he makes his musical debut as the executive producer of the new ‘Olympe Rose’ Riddim. Officially released on July 5th 2019, the dancehall riddim features five (5) sizzling…July 10, 2019In “Business”Share this on WhatsAppcenter_img Jun 3, 2019 Montserrat launches New Music Networking App Read more at: Caribbean Entertainment Hub Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… US institute inducts Barbadian superstar into ‘Wall of Fame’ (Caribbean Entertainment Hub) Saiku Franklyn Andrews is arguably one of the biggest music acts in Guyana today with several international hits including “You” and “Pillow could speak.” This multi- talented superstar’s accolades extend beyond the realm of music; he doubles as an entrepreneur and most recently served as a judge on the GTT plus Star singing competition. Saiku got an early beginning in his musical journey as a song writer. He penned the lyrics to “How are we gonna survive” performed by the Reggae/culture group ‘First Born’. The lyrics of this song introduced us to the conscience and thought provoking vibes that would become synonymous to the Saiku Andrews’ sound. With authenticity and confidence, he arrests the ear with his tone and the ease in which he sings his songs. His precision and carefulness of articulation conveys to the listener the importance of the message in his lyrics.last_img read more

Fastnet in management shuffle

first_imgFastnet Oil and Gas, the UK and Irish listed E&P company with assets in Ireland and Morocco, has announced management changes following the appointment of Carol Law as CEO in December 2014.The company also announced a review of its cost structure in light of the lower oil price environment.Fastnet says that, as a result of this internal review, Will Holland’s employment as Chief Financial Officer of the company has been terminated and he leaves the Board with immediate effect.“Difficult decisions have to be taken in the current climate,” says CEO Carol Law.According to the company’s press release, Ross Crockett, who has been the company’s Financial Controller for the last three years, will continue to support the company’s financial matters going forward.Michael Lynch, who has been working with Fastnet for the last two years in a variety of capacities, has been appointed Investor and Public Relations Manager.Carol Law, CEO of Fastnet, commented:“As previously indicated the Board of Fastnet is determined to deliver reductions in general and administrative costs going forward as part of our drive to restore shareholder value. Difficult decisions have to be taken in the current climate. “The Fastnet Board and management team have collectively over 120 years of business and management experience and we have each individually weathered many storms successfully. I look forward to working with the Board and management team as we strive to develop and grow the Celtic Sea asset portfolio, participate in future drilling offshore Morocco, as well as maximise the value of our existing cash balance through opportunistic M&A.” [mappress mapid=”1145″]last_img read more

IRFU Publishes Summary Roadmap For Return To Rugby In Club

first_imgThe IRFU has published a summary roadmap for a return to rugby in clubs. The objective of the roadmap is to provide high level clarity to clubs and ensure COVID-19 safety measures are taken before activities can resume. Irish Rugby is now in the COVID-19 Safety Planning Stage of its roadmap.Clubs may only resume training and rugby activities in accordance with government protocols.Full details are available at https://www.irishrugby.ie/return-to-rugby/Clubs are being asked to focus for now on COVID-19 safety planning. A range of training and education supports will be available to guide clubs through this stage.IRFU Return To Rugby Guidelines will be issued to all clubs on Friday June 5th 2020.The summary roadmap and details of the COVID-19 Safety Planning Stage were issued to club Honorary Secretaries on Friday May 29th.Recommendations include the appointment of a COVID-19 Club Safety Officer to oversee public health measures in the club. Appointed COVID-19 Club Compliance Officers will be asked to monitor day-to-day compliance with protocols across all teams.Clubs will be guided through the process of completing a COVID-19 Club Risk Assessment and a COVID-19 Club Safety Plan to outline safety measures and minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission.Templates for these documents will be issued to clubs as part of the IRFU Return To Rugby GuidelinesSpeaking about the plan, IRFU Director of Rugby Development Colin McEntee said:Like everyone else, our community has been following the updates to government roadmaps and recovery plans and asking when clubs can reopen. That’s from junior clubs right up to our men’s and women’s clubs in the Energia All-Ireland League.The fact remains we can only resume activity in line with the easing of government restrictions, but there is also a lot we can do to ensure the right practices are in place.Many clubs are already looking at revised operating procedures. This plan is about helping all clubs move forward as one in providing health and wellbeing opportunities for their community.I’m hopeful our clubs can rise to the challenge. The support will be there for them at both national and provincial level.From there, we can look at a graduated return to rugby with a focus on reduced activities and non-contact forms of the game along the way.”There were 217 clubs active in the 2019/20 season.Guidelines for rugby in schools and third-level institutions will be issued in due course.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

Softball: Feb. 8 Scoreboard

first_imgNo. 3/4 Alabama 4, McNeese State 0GULF SHORES, Ala. – McNeese softball ended their opening weekend at the Sand Dollar Classic with a 3-2 record after a 4-0 loss to third ranked Alabama Sunday. The Cowgirls’ other loss, a 5-1 decision came against 23rd ranked South Alabama on Saturday. Abilene Christian 14, Arkansas-Pine Bluff  7RUSTON, La. – A nine-run first inning ignited by a two-out home run by freshman shortstop Peyton Hedrick helped Abilene Christian softball score its first victory of the season Sunday as the Wildcats went on to double up Arkansas-Pine Bluff, 14-7, at the Lady Techster Invitational hosted by Louisiana Tech. Jenni Brooks (1-1) secured the win for the Shockers in two innings. She held the Islanders to three hits and one run while recording one strikeout. Alabama added a run in the fifth to take a 4-0 lead. Turner led the inning off with a bunt single and advanced all the way to third on a Cowgirl error. A Danielle Richard single to left scored Turner. Central Arkansas 9, UIW 0 (5)Eastern Illinois 7, UIW 4LAFAYETTE, La. – The University of the Incarnate Word softball team ended the Louisiana Classic with a pair of losses to Central Arkansas and Eastern Illinois Sunday. A&M-Corpus Christi loaded the bases in the opening frame with one out but the Shockers’ defense came up big to end the threat. Sophomore Mackinzee Griebel, who led off for the Islanders for the first time this season started the game with a single to left field before recording the Islanders’ first stolen base of the season. After a fly out, Morse reached on a walk and Carter followed with a hard single to left center. With the bases loaded, WSU’s Katie Malone retired the next two Islanders.      Montoya would get the next batter to pop up to first and then allowed just two more hits and one additional run over the next 3.0 innings. The Shockers put up the first runs of the game in the bottom of the first after scoring five runs on six hits and capitalizing on a couple Islanders’ mishaps. Cacy Williams hit a leadoff double through the left side and Mackenzie Wright followed with a RBI single through the middle to plate Williams and put the Shockers on the board. WSU’s Brittany Fortner then reached on an Islanders’ fielding error to put runners on first and second. After another error by the Islanders scored Wright, Fortner scored on a RBI ground out by Melanie Jaegers. Wichita State then hit four consecutive singles to score two more runs before Cochran snagged a fly out in center field to end the frame.     Allison set a school single game record with her seven RBIs in the loss Saturday to Northern Illinois. Angelica Gonzales totaled four doubles and two home runs in the tournament. UIW collected four hits and only one extra base hit, a double off the bat of Christy Trevino (San Antonio/Brandeis HS) who also stole a base in the game.  Alex Zepeda (Sinton/Sinton HS), Shelbi Swenson (Elgin/Elgin HS) and Kellen Robles (San Antonio/Smithson Valley HS) got the only other hits of the game for the Cardinals.  Sarah Leal (Kyle/Hays HS) took the loss for UIW, going an inning and two thirds, giving up six runs on five hits, three walks and struck out one. The Bearkats demonstrated that the 2015 softball team has plenty of firepower this weekend. The players combined to produce nine doubles and five home runs. Carter blasted her third career double in the top of the seventh with two outs but a strikeout by WSU ended the game. – Return to top – Tiffany Castillo started the scoring with a two-run homer down the right field line in the second inning. The shot scored Jennie Kieval who had singled. And after the Lions made it a 12-7 game in the fifth, the Wildcats tacked on two insurance runs to start the seventh with Demi McNulty scoring on an error and Kaleigh Lightsey coming home for the third time on another RBI hit by Vanckhoven. Sophomore Kellye Kincannon finished the day 3-of-8 with her biggest hit coming in the form of a three-run seventh inning home run – her first of the season and 13th of her career – at the time, bringing the Lady Demons to within three at 8-5 in Game 2. UT Arlington jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning. With two outs, designated player Mya Anderson deposited a pitch from freshman Nicole Ayala over the left centerfield fence to give the Mavs an early cushion. Shay Orsak and Victoria Granchelli each had a hit for HBU (0-5), as Orsak went 1-for-4 and Granchelli went 1-for-3. Shannon O’Connor started in the circle and took the loss, as she allowed five hits, four runs (three earned), and one walk in 2.2 innings. Laci Belovsky tossed the final 4.1 innings and gave up seven hits, three runs, and one walk while striking out two. “It was a great weekend for us,” Bruder said. “We grew as a team; and when are bats are on, we are unstoppable.” Sikes battled the 10th ranked Lady Bears (5-0) all afternoon inside the circle. The freshman tossed a complete six innings, allowed three runs (one earned) on seven hits and two walks and fanned two batters. All three of her runs allowed in the quality start came in the second inning, while only one was charged as an earned run due to three Ladyjack errors in the frame. Southeastern evened the ledger in the bottom of the third. Consecutive singles by sophomore catcher JoAnna Booty, Nichols and Lacour loaded the bases. Booker followed later in the inning with a sharp single to plate the game-tying runs. The Madison, Alabama native has six RBI in her first four games in Hammond. After Hedrick, a native of Forney, Texas, crushed her first round-tripper of the season, the wheels fell off for UABP and starting pitcher Makay Hunter as the next 11 Wildcatrunners reached base on six hits, four walks, and the first of six errors. Nicholls finished the game with eight hits, getting two each from Alexis Huss and Haley Stevenson. Huss capped a three-run first inning with an RBI single, which came after a 2-run double by Kayla Prater. The Wildcats return to action Friday, Feb. 13 with a home doubleheader at Poly Wells Field vs. Prairie View A&M. First pitch is at 2 p.m. ACU swept last year’s season series, 4-0. FIU put a three-spot in the top of the third, as the Huskies ran into trouble early in the inning. Back-to-back singles followed by a walk loaded the bases with nobody out. Spallone grounded out, which allowed a run to score and give the Panthers a 2-0 lead. Garcia hit a sacrifice fly to bring in another run, and Graves had an RBI double for the third run of the inning. Belovsky came in to pitch for the Huskies and got a strikeout to end the inning. Southeastern fell to 2-2 on the young season with the loss. UT Arlington (4-1) finished in a tie atop the tournament standings with Nicholls. Nicholls’ 3-0 win over UTA on Saturday broke the tie, making the Colonels the Lion Classic I champions. Nicholls will make its home debut on Wednesday, Feb. 11, as the Colonels host Southern at 7 p.m. – Return to top – – Return to top – The score remained tied until the top of the seventh inning. With two on and two outs, Bishop induced a fly ball to right that freshman Shelby Stewart misplayed, allowing the go-ahead run to score. The Cardinals (1-3) kept Central Arkansas off the board in the third and fourth innings, but the Bears got back on the board in the top of the fifth to put the run-rule into effect. Reynolds poked a one-out single through the left side and first baseman Ashley Boswell drew a walk to set the table for pinch hitter Ryan Holdiness, who laced a triple to right-center field to put the Bears in front 8-0. After a strikeout and a walk, pinch hitter Audrey Pratt doubled to left field to drive in Holdiness and cap the scoring with the Bears up 9-0. – Return to top – Central Arkansas 9, UIW 0 (5)LAFAYETTE, La. – The Central Arkansas softball team took to the field to close out their appearance at the 2015 Louisiana Classic on Saturday morning, squaring off against Southland Conference foe Incarnate Word. The Central Arkansas offense was firing on all cylinders, as the Bears took down the Cardinals 9-0 in five innings. The Lions’ offense, however, was quick to respond against ACU starter Julia Montoya (1-2) as it took advantage of an error and hit batsman, following up with a RBI single and consecutive bases-loaded walks. Montoya wriggled out of that jam with back-to-back strikeouts of the Lions’ No. 8 and 9 batters. The Cowgirls picked up seven hits against the Tide and were led with two hits apiece coming from Lauren Langner and Emily Vincent.  – Return to top – Vanckhoven finished her morning 3-for-4 with a run and four-RBI from the No. 9 spot, while leadoff hitter and sophomore Taylor Brown went 3-for-6 with a run and two RBI. The Ladyjacks will look to carry their momentum from the Getterman into next week’s Houston Hilton Plaza Invitational from Friday to Sunday. SFA will open the tournament against DePaul on Friday morning at 11:30 a.m. Loyola Marymount 8, Northwestern State 5Loyola Marymount 4, Northwestern State 1 LOS ANGELES, La. – A four-run fourth inning from Loyola Marymount doomed any chances Northwestern State had of picking up a win in the weekend finale of the SoCal Collegiate Classic and the Lady Demons fell 8-5 in the second game of a doubleheader to the Lions at Smith Field. Haydel was nearly flawless through six innings of work, allowing only a one-out hit in the fourth inning. But any momentum what short lived as Brooke Morris turned an unassisted double play at shortstop to end the inning. Lamar 7, Eastern Kentucky 4GULF SHORES, Ala. – Casey Cromwell’s second home run of the season powered the Lamar Lady Cardinals to a 7-4 win over Eastern Kentucky on the final day of the Sand Dollar Classic on Sunday. After plating nine in the first, ACU pushed its lead to 12-6 in the third thanks to a bases-loaded walk drawn by Baylee Travers and a one-out, two-run double slashed to left-center by Holly Vanckhoven. Pittsburgh’s first four runs all were unearned as Pitt scored once in the bottom of the first and added three more to cut the Kats’ margin to 6-4 in the bottom of the fifth. In the championship game on Sunday, SFA ran into a hot Baylor pitcher in Heather Stearns. The junior ace had a perfect game going through five innings as her team built a 3-0 lead early. With two outs in the sixth inning, Heather Hollingsworth broke up Stearns’ no-hit bid with a single up the middle, but that was the only hit she would surrender in six innings of work. Stearns (2-0) struck out 11 on the day in a winning decision. The Panthers answered right away with two runs in the bottom of the first and then piled on four runs in the second inning, including a two-run homer from Bailey O’Dell, making it 6-2.Alexandria Alonzo (San Antonio/Smithson Valley HS) cut the lead down to 6-3 by bringing in Leal with a double to right field in the top of the fourth for UIW. Texas-Arlington 3, Southeastern Louisiana 2HAMMOND, La. – The Southeastern Louisiana softball team dropped a tough 3-2 decision to UT Arlington in the final classic of the Lion Classic I on Sunday afternoon at Chappapeela Park. The Islanders (0-5) exploded for a season-high 13 hits while the Shockers tallied 11. Sophomore Liz Carter went 3-for-4 with a double, while sophomore Brittney Morse, sophomore Jessica Mendez, senior Mickayla Cochran and senior Hayley Galloway each chipped in two apiece. Galloway also racked up 3 RBIs and her first triple of her career. Pittsburgh 7, Sam Houston State 6 SAN MARCOS, Texas – Pittsburgh rallied for three runs in the bottom of the last inning to edge Sam Houston 7-6 in the Bearkats’ final game at the Fairfield Inn & Suites softball tournament hosted by Texas State in San Marcos this weekend. Nicholls 3, UT Martin 2HAMMOND, La. – The Nicholls State University softball team jumped out to an early 3-0 lead over Tennessee Martin in the Colonels’ finale of the Lion Classic and despite a late rally by Skyhawks, Nicholls would hold on for a 3-2 victory at Chappapeela Park. Heading into the bottom of the sixth the Islanders held a 8-6 lead, but their lead slowly evaporated as the Shockers scored three runs on a pair of hits to take the lead. Ashley Johnson reached on a walk to start the frame and advanced to second on a ground out by Kelli Spring. After a walk and single loaded the bases, Fortner hit a two-run double to right field to score Johnson and Williams. WSU garnered the lead then after Macklin Hitz hit a long sacrifice fly out to center field to score Wright. Griebel then grabbed a fly out in right field to end the frame. Cassandra Barefield notched an impressive 3-for-4 outing in Game 2. The senior drove in two third inning runs on a double down the left field line; at the time giving NSU a 2-1 lead. In the bottom of the third, however, LMU answered with two runs of its own helped by two hits and a NSU error. The miscue was one of three on the day for the Lady Demons. The Islanders will now return to the Coastal Bend to host the four-day Islanders Invitational on Feb. 12-15. The Islanders will welcome Wisconsin, UAB and South Dakota to Chapman Field. Wichita State 9, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 8WACO, Texas – After falling behind 5-0 in the first inning, the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi softball team rallied back to score three runs in the fourth, two in the fifth and three in the sixth to push ahead. Wichita State (3-2), however, tacked on a run in the fourth before putting together a three-run bottom of the sixth to garner a 9-8 win on the final day of the Getterman Classic at Getterman Stadium. Wichita State maintained its lead until the Islanders rallied back in the top of the fourth with three runs to cut the deficit to two. Cosette Hernandez reached on a walk to open the frame and after a strikeout, Lindsey Lyles also reached on walk to put Islanders on first and second. Galloway then stepped to the plate and drilled her first career triple to right center to score Hernandez and Lyles, and put the Islanders on the board. After a strikeout, Dani Tefft ripped a hard RBI infield single to plate Galloway for the Islanders’ third run of the game.          In Game 1, freshman Micaela Bouvier looked impressive, holding Loyola Marymount scoreless for four innings before the Lions scored two runs in the fifth inning and another pair in the sixth. She allowed four runs and seven hits in seven innings while walking three and hitting two batters. Junior Stephanie Flores (0-2) suffered the loss for the Islanders. She gave up five hits, four runs and four walks while striking out three in five innings. Sophomore Katie Blanar earned her first start in the circle this season and gave up six hits and five runs, just one of them earned in one inning. Landry went 4-for-7 on the day highlighted by a perfect 3-for-3 at the plate in Game 1. At the end of the first weekend, Landry and Micayla Sorosiak rank as the team leaders with each batting .400. The duo contributed two of the team’s three opening weekend home runs. Sophomore Rachel Smith took the loss, falling to 1-1 on the season.  Smith gave up seven hits, walked three and fanned four batters.  Jamie Allred relieved Smith in the sixth and faced three batters.center_img With the Islanders trailing by one, the squad ignited for four hits in the sixth to garner a 8-6 lead. Morse and Carter hit back-to-back singles before Mendez followed suit with a RBI single through the middle to score Morse. With Carter on third and Mendez on second, a wild pitch by the Shockers scored Carter as Mendez swiped second. Hernandez then reached on a fielding error by WSU and Mendez moved to third, before Cochran ripped a RBI single to center field to score Mendez. The Shockers retired the next three Islanders to end the frame. – Return to top – Junior outfielder Lindsay Campbell, sophomore pitcher/infielder Brittany Lewis and freshman catcher Taylor Fraccastoro were each named to the Getterman Classic All-Tournament Team after Sunday’s contest. Freshman third baseman Sydney Booker drove in both runs for SLU, while senior shortstop Megan Moore led the Lady Lions with three hits. Junior centerfielder Katie Lacour extended her hitting streak to 15 games, while freshman outfielder Kinsey Nichols made two spectacular inning-ending catches. Junior Taylor Bishop (1-1) was the tough luck loser despite not allowing an unearned run in 2.2 innings of relief. As a team, Lamar hit .301 over the five games of the event, outscoring its opponents 31-21. In the bottom of the fifth, Orsak hit a two-out single, HBU’s first hit of the day. V. Granchelli had the second hit for the Huskies, as she smacked a two-out single to left in the bottom of the seventh. Southeastern will host its second tournament in as many weeks, welcoming Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Houston Baptist and Southern Miss to North Oak Park for Lion Classic II. Southeastern will open the three-day tournament on Saturday, facing UAPB at 2 p.m. A one-out bases loaded double in the bottom of the seventh tied the game 4-4. The winning run was scored on a sacrifice fly. Next up for Sam Houston are games versus Ohio State, Buffalo, Incarnate Word and Texas-Arlington at the Texas-Arlington Invitational next weekend. Ramirez was named to the all-tournament team for the Cardinals.  She went 8-for-18 at the plate for the week with four runs scored and three stolen bases. The Bears open the home portion of their schedule on Tuesday night, hosting in-state opponent Arkansas-Pine Bluff at Farris Field. First pitch is scheduled for 5:00 PM. A&M-Corpus Christi’s bats caught fire in the next two frames to trim WSU’s lead to one. The Islanders scored a pair of runs on three hits in the fifth, before putting together a three-run top of the sixth on four hits. In the fifth, Carter reached on a walk before Mendez hit a single through the middle. Hernandez then reached on a fielder’s choice to load the bases as Savannah Sandoval, who came in to pinch run for Carter, stole second for her first stolen base of her career. With bases loaded, Sandoval was called out at home on a fielder’s choice by Cochran, before Lyles reached on a fielding error by WSU to score Mendez and load the bases once more. Galloway then responded with a RBI single through the left side to plate Hernandez before Cochran was called out at home on a fielder’s choice by Griebel. Tefft grounded out to the pitcher to end the rally with three Islanders left on base.     The group made big plays all weekend long for the Ladyjacks. Lewis hit a three-run home run in extra innings to lift SFA to a thrilling 6-3 victory over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi in the season opener on Friday. Fraccastoro had a pair of timely home runs, including a solo shot in the semifinals against Wichita State to help her team advance to the championship game. Campbell hit .333 (3-for-9) for the weekend, drew four walks, scored a run and captained the Ladyjack outfield. In UT Martin’s final at bat, the Skyhawks drew a walk and had a single to put two runners on with no outs. Johnson came in for relief and forced a groundout, but UTM then plated a run on another groundout. With two outs, the Skyhawks added another run on a double, but were unable to bring home the tying run. – Return to top – Much like the rest of the weekend, the Colonels (4-1) received solid pitching in the circle. Hannah Haydel made the start, allowing two hits and two earned runs in six innings of work. Jackie Johnson threw an inning for the save. Alabama took a 3-0 lead off three hits in the second including doubles by Leona Lafayele and Demi Turner.  Turner knocked in two of the three runs with a double down the right field line. Dani Allen led off the third inning with a single to begin a string of five consecutive hits that resulted in four runs. Payton Webb followed up with an RBI double. Sarah Allison was next with an RBI single. Angelica Gonzales doubled and Kieval singled to score Allison. Gonzales scored on a sacrifice fly by Castillo. Abilene Christian 14, Arkansas-Pine Bluff 7Lamar 7, Eastern Kentucky 4Nicholls 3, UT Martin 2Central Arkansas 9, UIW 0 (5)Pittsburgh 7, Sam Houston State 6 Wichita State 9, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 8Texas-Arlington 3, Southeastern Louisiana 2No. 10/11 Baylor 3, Stephen F. Austin 0No. 3/4 Alabama 4, McNeese State 0Loyola Marymount 8, Northwestern State 5Loyola Marymount 4, Northwestern State 1Eastern Illinois 7, UIW 4Florida International 7, Houston Baptist 0 – Return to top – Lamar freshman Laura Napoli (2-1) pitched a complete game for the win. The right-hander allowed six hits and two earned runs while walking two and striking out three. In the first game, the Cardinals (1-4) were shut out by the Bears 9-0 with the mercy rule in effect, ending after five innings.   The Bears (3-2) exploded for six runs in the second inning, propelled by a three-run triple from Sarah Bigej and a two-run homer by Jessie Taylor. The scoring continued in the top of the fifth as Ryan Holdiness hit another triple, scoring two more runs and Audrey Pratt’s RBI-double capped the three-run inning that would ultimately put away UIW. Katie Helm (New Braunfels/Canyon HS) went 2-for-3 for the Cardinals, including a double in the loss. McNeese missed another scoring opportunity in the fifth after leaving runners stranded on second and third with one out. The Cowgirls started the inning off with back-to-back singles by Langner and Vincent. No. 10/11 Baylor 3, Stephen F. Austin 0WACO, Texas – Freshman Makayla Sikes had a solid afternoon in the circle, but the Stephen F. Austin softball team couldn’t get the bats going on Saturday in a 3-0 loss to No. 10 Baylor in the championship game of the Getterman Classic. The Ladyjacks leave the season-opening tournament with a 2-3 record and a runner-up finish. – Return to top – The Cardinals’ offense was shut down by Kylee Studioso who got the win for the Bears. She went all five innings, walking one and striking out four. Another four-run span, split evenly between the fifth and sixth innings, gave Loyola Marymount (2-1) a 4-1 win against NSU in the day’s first game. Northwestern State (0-6) will be in search of its first victory when the squad hosts Jackson State and No. 11/10 Baylor from the NHDDC Lady Demon Classic beginning Saturday. Cromwell had two hits, including her homer, and three RBIs for Lamar (3-2). Sable Hankins also had two hits for the Lady Cardinals, who finished with 10 hits. – Return to top – “It seems like every game we had one bad inning,” seventh-year head coach Donald Pickett said. “We’ve got to sure things up to play seven innings of a ballgame and not six. That one bad inning kept haunting us. We’ve got to minimize that. We’ll get back to work this week.” Senior Emily Seidel earned the save with 2.0 scoreless innings of work, and got the game to end on a unique 9-2-1-2 double play. Kylee Studioso (2-1) earned the complete game shutout, limiting Incarnate Word to just four hits and a walk over the course of five innings. She struck out four. Sarah Leal (0-1) took the loss for UIW, surrendering six runs on five hits and three walks in 1.2 innings. Brooke DuBois gave up three runs on four hits and four walks during 3.0 innings of relief, while Mikaela Flores worked a third of an inning of relief. Each UIW pitcher struck out one batter. The victory snapped a season-opening, four-game losing streak for the 1-4 Wildcats, while the Lions remain winless at 0-4. With the game 7-3 going into the last inning, Zepeda collected her second RBI of the game with a single up the middle scoring Taylor Johnson (Schertz/Clemens HS), but it would not be enough as the Panthers closed out the game 7-4. Lamar, which is scheduled to play its first 20 games of the season away from home, returns to action next weekend with five contests at the Mississippi State Invitational. The first opponent for the Lady Cardinals is Louisiana Tech at 10 a.m. Friday. “Casey had a phenomenal day,” Lamar coach Holly Bruder said. “In addition to her hitting, she made some huge defensive plays at second base.” Florida International 7, Houston Baptist 0GULF SHORES, Ala. – Florida International had three-run innings in the third and fourth, as HBU fell to the Panthers, 7-0, on the final day of the Sand Dollar Classic. Sam Houston jumped out to a 6-1 lead in the game, scoring two runs in the top of the second and four more in the third inning. In the second game, the Cardinals offense woke up right from the get-go. Danielle Ramirez (San Antonio/Marshall HS) led the game off with a single and then scored on an RBI triple from Zepeda who later scored on a wild pitch from Michelle Rogers. The Shockers tacked on another run in the bottom of the fourth after Williams stole home after leading off the inning with a double to right field, and advancing to second on a sacrifice bunt by Mackenzie Wright.   Southeastern managed one last threat in the bottom of the seventh inning. Singles by Moore and Booker, as well as a walk issued to sophomore Sloan Jenkins loaded the bases with two outs. However, Kayla Donaldson struck out SLU junior Amanda Livaudais for the final out to secure the victory. The Cardinals will now play in the Maverick Classic, starting against UT-Arlington Thursday at 7 p.m., and will have four more games in the classic.  After LMU took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the fifth, NSU cut the deficit to one in the sixth. Natalie Landry led off the inning with a double then stole third. Kaytie Proctor picked up a single through the right side for her first RBI of the season. However, a double play and groundout shut down any further Lady Demon threat. – Return to top – Haley Baros pitched the Kats’ first complete game of the season in the circle, going six and two-thirds innings. The Cowgirls had a chance to score in the third with one out and the bases loaded but Taylor Groee grounded out to second and Morgan Catron popped up to first to end the Cowgirl threat. Rogers got the win for the Panthers (2-2) going 5.1 innings while giving up three runs on eight hits, walking one and striking out two Cardinals.  The loss went to Mikaela Flores (Lockhart/Lockhart HS) who pitched an inning and a third giving up six runs before getting relieved by Leal, who pitched very well for the Cardinals. She went 4.1 innings giving up only one unearned run on three hits while striking out two. After a scoreless first inning, the Bears (3-2) exploded for six runs on four hits in the top of the second. Designated player Bailey Reynolds got the inning started with a single through the left side and, following a strikeout, shortstop Tori Seasor drew a walk. After a fielder’s choice erased Reynolds, third baseman Sam Forrest drew another walk to load the bases. Right fielder Briana Whisenhunt then got the Bears on the board with an infield single to first base. Second baseman Sarah Bigej roped a bases-loaded triple to centerfield, before catcher Jessie Taylor launched a two-run home run over the centerfield fence to but the Bears up 6-0. Ashley Leon, Stephanie Texeira, and Aleima Lopez had two hits apiece for FIU (4-2). Texeira and Gabby Spallone each had two RBIs, while Leon scored two runs. Corinne Jenkins started and earned the win in the circle, as she did not allow a hit in 4.0 innings. She walked three and struck out four. Brianna Bartuccio tossed the final 3.0 innings and allowed two hits while striking out one. FIU drew first blood in the top of the second, as Krystal Garcia led off the inning with a double, then Shelby Graves was hit by a pitch, putting runners at first and second with nobody out. Dominique Grossman flew out to right field, but a Huskies’ error resulted in Garcia crossing home, giving FIU a 1-0 lead. Freshman Autumn Holloway notched the Ladyjacks’ only other hit in the game with two outs in the seventh but SFA couldn’t capitalize in the final frame. The Panthers scored three more runs in the top of the fourth to push their lead to 7-0. The Huskies threatened to get on the board in the bottom half of the inning, as back-to-back one-out walks put a runner in scoring position, but a double play ended the inning. The following inning, Pine Bluff trimmed its deficit to three runs at 9-6 after Jasmine Hardwrick crushed a three-run bomb to center. But that’s as close as the Lions would get. HBU hosts Texas Southern Wednesday, Feb. 11 at 3 pm at Husky Field in the Huskies’ home opener. – Return to top –last_img read more

Yourbrowser.is: Quickly Discover Browser and Configuration Settings

first_imgUpdated February 26, 2015 with response from YourbrowserI’m always on the lookout for useful online tools for web projects and troubleshooting issues my clients report. So when I selected the link on Paul Boag’s tweet yesterday morning, I knew I found another tool to consider adding to my toolbox. A great website to point clients at when your website is not working for them. Get to the root of the issue fast: http://t.co/wNtR6bV4Jv— Paul Boag (@boagworld) February 17, 2015Yourbrowser.is is a free online site where you can quickly get all the settings and configuration on your device, including what device you’re using.For web developers, designers, or anyone working on the web directly with clients (or family members), knowing the configuration information about the device, operating system version, browser, cookies, color depth, etc., is critical to resolving issues quickly. Point your client to the Yourbrowser site. Your client can tell you their information, or even better, email you a copy of their information from Yourbrowser. What a timesaver for you and your client! What Yourbrowser DetectsHere’s a list of the details you get from Yourbrowser:Browser make & versionOperating systemMobile deviceScreen resolutionCurrent viewportColor depthJavaScript version and availabilityFlash version and availabilityCookiesIP addressGeo-locationSocial network site status (if you’re logged into Facebook or Google+)Another nice feature is the ability to set up your own branded checker page on Yourbrowser with a dedicated URL for your domain customized with your logo in the upper left corner. Send your client to your branded page, and instantly receive an email message with the detailed information on your client’s device and browser. Support Details vs. YourbrowserI’ve been a fan of Support Details for years to find out screen resolution, browser, and operating system when I’m troubleshooting issues clients report on their site. It’s been a mainstay in my toolkit. Unfortunately, Support Details doesn’t include as much detailed information as Yourbrowser. And Yourbrowser’s colorful visual display of details with the card layout entices me to move to the newer online tool. What Testing RevealedI tested (along with my friend Josie Scott, who graciously accepted my invitation) Yourbrowser on multiple browsers:ChromeSafariFirefoxInternet ExplorerDolphinAndroidas well as several operating systems:WindowsChromium OSiOSAndroid (from Ice Cream Sandwich to Lollipop)Unfortunately, the configuration details and settings weren’t reported correctly for all operating systems and browsers. Yourbrowser wasn’t able to correctly identify Android operating systems and browsers consistently. Support Details always provided the correct configuration settings and details.If you’ve done any troubleshooting of issues when a site is not working as expected, you know the operating system and browser versions are key pieces of information when tracking down issues.My RecommendationYourbrowser is fast with an attractive and easy-to-use interface. If you’re testing non-Android devices/operating systems, it provides the correct browser, operating system, and settings information you need. However, it’s not consistent with results on Android devices. I need to trust the tool I use to provide the correct information every time. I’ll be sticking with Support Details for a while. I reported the issues to Yourbrowser. I look forward to testing an updated version of their site in the future. February 26, 2015 updateA new updated version of Yourbrowser has been released. Konrad from Yourbrowser sent me a message yesterday afternoon that the new version has improved detection of operating systems, browsers, and mobile devices. I tested my Nexus 7 tablet this morning, and received the correct details for my operating system and browser. My friend Josie Scott tested it on her Android devices yesterday, and also received the correct info. @redcrew That’s how I got the updated browser version. Nice.— Josie Scott (@josies) February 26, 2015Great customer support and follow up from Konrad at Yourbrowser!February 20, 2015 updateKonrad from Yourbrowser contacted me this morning (less than 12 hours after this post was published) about the issues I discovered on Android. Great customer followup! Wonderful to know they care about their customers and want to make sure their product is working correctly. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading…Relatedlast_img read more

Uncovering South Africa’s latest fossil find

first_img8 November 2013Excavations will soon begin on a new site at the Cradle of Humankind in South Africa’s Gauteng province to investigate a find of “significant” fossils suspected to be those of our very early human ancestors.Professor Lee Berger, a research professor in Human Evolution from the Evolutionary Studies Institute at the University of the Witwatersrand and a National Geographic explorer-in-residence, will direct the expedition at the site, dubbed “Rising Star Cave”.Berger is best known for the discovery of Australopithecus sediba at the Malapa site at the Cradle – one of the most significant palaeoanthropological discoveries in recent times.The Cradle of Humankind is a World Heritage site situated about 40 kilometres north-west of Johannesburg.Berger said at the launch of the new expedition this week that “significant” fossils had been found in a chamber deep underground.“We do not know as yet what species of hominin we have found, and we will not speculate,” Berger said. “Our aim is to get the fossils out carefully, study them, compare them to other fossil material from around the world and then proceed to analyse and describe them.“This is part of the scientific process, and we are hoping to publish our findings – if all goes well – late in 2014.”The key challenge is the size and location of the cave: about 30 metres underground, it has a very small opening through which only slightly built people can fit.Berger used social media platforms to call for “tiny and small, specialised cavers and spelunkers with excellent archaeological, palaeontological and excavation skills”.From a list of 57 qualified applicants, Berger selected six scientists. “These are highly trained scientists with caving experience from the US, Canada and Australia who are currently in South Africa preparing for the excavation,” he said.The excavation and scientific analysis that follows will be featured in a National Geographic/NOVA television special.Members of the Speleological Exploration of South Africa will assist the expedition.Follow National Geographic’s Rising Star blog for updates on excavations.Wits University and SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Consumating Closing Quietly, Demonstrates Another Side of a Startup’s Life

first_imgWe like startups and innovation here at RWW so we try to pay attention to the news good and bad about what tech entrepreneurs are up to. It certainly seemed strange then that almost no one but its users and the intrepid Andy Baio seemed to notice that the CNet-acquired hipster dating/social site Consumating announced that it will close down in mid March.Movie reviewer Ben Brown founded Consumating some time between 2003 and 2005, as a joke, unless he’s joking about it being a joke. This is the Bay Area we’re talking about, so from an outside and sane perspective it’s hard to know what’s real. The point is that this joker got his site acquired by CNet in December 2005, it continued to grow slowly and now it’s going to end. Users will have an opportunity to export all their data in CSV format, in case they find anyone else who will take it. There do seem to be some philosophical questions remaining, however.Has the Consumating Community Been Wronged?Andy Baio asks the following: A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Even though Consumating never found a huge audience or revenue, it’s worth noting that it still has a dedicated following that loves the site, uses it every day, and formed offline relationships because of it. It’s unfortunate that CNET couldn’t find a way to keep the site online, even if that meant handing it back to the users that made it special. Since online communities are built on top of user’s contributions and social interactions, it raises the question: are companies responsible for keeping community website alive, even after they cease to be strategically desirable?Answer: No. No more than they are responsible to share the ad revenue on user generated content sites in the event that any money is made. Despite the principled demands by some power users, I think that revenue sharing either is or isn’t part of the contract with users when they sign up. They know that. On YouTube no one expects a cut of the money. On Rever…well, never mind.Likewise, CNet/Consumating’s allowing easy export of user data is good form but surely no one would argue that they are under any obligation to keep an underperforming property alive. The internet may be about democratization of communication and community but in reality things are more complicated than that. The unspoken but widely understood assumption of every user who uses and contributes to a service hosted on someone else’s servers is that it all might go away some day. We just want to be able to take our data with us when we hear the words “you don’t have to go home, but you can’t stay here.”Does this suck, anyway?I’m sure it does for many of the people who enjoyed the site, though reactions in comments on the announcement were very kind. Perhaps those users can take their socializing over to Twitter, where the quality of service will often make them wish it would die.Consumating was cool. It did things with tagging and questions that don’t seem so unusual today but were less common when the site launched. There’s a Consumating feel over at GetSatisfaction, I feel like, and probably elsewhere around the web, too. Maybe I just don’t know how to take a joke, though. [continued after clichéd profile image below]Is there a message here for entrepreneurs?Yes. Add this to the list of reasons that getting involved with bigger companies is not pure fun. Presumably no one central to Consumating, or other startups acquired then shut-down, is too heart broken since this risk is part of the deal. If you sold the company then the money was more important to you than the future of the company and that’s ok.I want to see a user-centric model emerge with strength on the web but it’s going to have to be either economically viable or go on in a nonprofit environment – and nonprofits tend not to be much fun. Such is life, whatever happened to Tribe (?) and thanks for reading.It sure is interesting, though, that almost no one noticed. One minute you’re getting acquired by the News.com people and the next… Tags:#Analysis#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting marshall kirkpatrick Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

3 AP Executives Who Are Crushing It in Their Careers

first_imgThis past October, LP Magazine hosted its annual editorial board meeting in Philadelphia. The three-day event was colocated with the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) fall Asset Protection Leaders Council event and the Loss Prevention Foundation annual board of directors meeting.At the magazine meeting, a panel of three accomplished asset protection executives shared their career stories and industry views with attendees. With the overarching theme of “Getting to Know You” in mind, moderator Kevin Lynch, LPC, executive director of business development for Tyco Retail Solutions, spoke thoughtfully with Mike Lamb, LPC, vice president of asset protection for The Kroger Co.; Cathy Langley, LPC, senior director of asset protection for Rite Aid; and Mark Stinde, MBA, LPC, vice president of asset protection for 7-Eleven [left to right in photo].[text_ad use_post=’2385′]- Sponsor – Panelists’ insights are revealed in a revealing feature article in the November-December 2018 issue of LP Magazine. From the article:MODERATOR: Let’s talk a bit about the interactions between retailers and solution providers. What are things that contribute to a good partnership and things that do not?LANGLEY: From my perspective, it’s critical to work with provider partners who are good listeners. Integrity and honesty are absolutely key. And it’s also important to come to the table with solutions.LAMB: I would have to say that you know going into any significant project with a solution provider that it won’t be seamless, that there will be hiccups—things that neither we nor the solution provider anticipated. And that’s okay. To me, what separates the really great ones from the goods ones is that they’re really quick to react to that, particularly if it’s on their side of the fence. That allows you to get past whatever pain point that is and continue the project.The other thing that resonates with me is solution providers that sell me something and then they’re gone. I want a partner who will stick with me even if I’m not continuing to spend money, who continue to ask if the solution is still working for me.STINDE: Let me follow up to that by telling a story. As you know, I left loss prevention for a while and went into the safety business. There were two gentlemen from Tyco who reached out to me, not to sell me something, but to see how my family and I were doing. These were guys who cared about me not because I was spending a dollar with them because at the time I wasn’t.I’ve also had people spend time with me because they are in a new role; maybe they’ve moved from one company to another or from retail to the vendor side. They come tell me what they do, and we talk about my business needs. But at the end of the day, we say, “You know, there’s really not an opportunity here for you. If there is, let’s get back in touch and talk about it.” But that time spent has built a rapport that can pay off down the road. I am a big believer that it is important to dig your well before you’re thirsty.As the moderator, Lynch goes in depth with the panelists on topics like the evolution of the loss prevention industry, changing skillsets in the workplace, career highlights, and much more. Check out the full article, “Getting to Know You,” to learn more.For more great LP content, visit the Table of Contents for the November–December 2018 issue or register for a FREE print or digital subscription to the magazine. [Note: if you’re already a logged-in subscriber, the previous link will take you to the current issue instead.] Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

Craft A Technology Strategy To Win The “Mobile Moment”

first_imgIT + Project Management: A Love Affair 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Guest author Ted Schadler is a vice president and principal analyst at Forrester Research and co-author of The Mobile Mind Shift.Mobile has increasingly become the go-to device to fulfill a consumer need. What’s tomorrow’s weather? Is the flight on time? Where’s the nearest store, and is this product cheaper there?Whatever the question, consumers increasingly expect the answer to be on the phone. This is the mobile mind shift: The expectation that you can get the information you want, right there in the moment when you need it.The new battleground for customers is in this mobile moment—the instant in which the customer is seeking an answer. If you’re there for them, you’ll gain their loyalty; if you’re not, you’ll lose their business. But while both entrepreneurial companies like Uber and huge corporations like American Airlines are winning in this mobile moment, the majority of firms still think “we’ll build an app” is the solution to serving customers in their mobile moments.How To Lose A Customer In 30 SecondsThis approach, quite simply, will lead to lost business. Why? Because firms can’t win the battle for a mobile moment with a technology platform built for the Web era.Mobile is not small Web. It’s an entirely different experience based on simple steps and deep engagement, not self-service catalogs of transactions. Bolting a new interface onto an old technology stack won’t close the engagement gap that separates a company from its customer in that mobile moment of need. Rather, firms must completely re-architect their business technology platform to win, serve, and retain customers in their mobile moments.The technology platforms for mobile moments are different from the traditional systems of record that companies use to run their businesses. Systems of record, the transaction systems that companies use to manage their back office and core operations—like Nordstrom’s inventory system or American Airlines’ reservation system—were designed to be rock-solid indicators of truth in a business. But these systems, and the business processes they support, aren’t optimized for the speedy, frequent, and granular tasks that people with mobile devices demand.By contrast, mobile apps focus on people, not internal processes. They draw on mobile, social, cloud, and analytics technology to deliver service directly to a customer, in the context of what that person wants or needs at that particular moment.Google Now can warn that you will miss the train unless you walk a little faster down Park Avenue. That takes technology that can deliver on what a customer expects on his mobile device in his immediate context. To win in the mobile moment with its unique requirements, business executives and technology managers must fund, create, and manage a next-generation technology platform based on the following four imperatives.1. Master A Slew Of New Engagement TechnologiesMobile, social, cloud, notifications, analytics, in-app feedback, content management. These are the technologies of engagement. You must absorb and aggregate them to deliver engaging experiences.2. Build A Cloud-Based Integration And Delivery PlatformThe three-tier Web can’t handle the diverse and complex needs of mobile moments. Enterprises must embrace the cloud and a new four-tier “engagement platform” that separates the aggregation tier, carrying API management and business logic, from the delivery tier, running at Internet scale and living close to the responsive edge when a customer taps an action button. The cloud is an essential component of this new architecture. 3. Simplify Data Retrieval From Existing Transaction SystemsExisting transaction systems and processes are too bulky and ungainly for the small actions and rapid response needed in a mobile moment. Firms will have to atomize processes and expose just enough data through well-crafted APIs that can work on mobile devices and in any channel.4. Implement A Comprehensive Analytics CapabilityBuilding a mobile app without instrumenting it for analytics means flying blind into the mobile moment. The app spins off data on performance and usage as well as location data that should improve a customer’s experience according to her context. This analytics capability is the most difficult and potentially the most valuable outcome of a mobile moment.As you see, a great technology strategy and a new generation of capabilities lives behind every great mobile moment. CIOs and technology managers have a powerfully important place in this brave new world. But building this next generation technology platform won’t be cheap, and it won’t be easy. But it is essential to business success as more and more consumers make the mobile mind shift. Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… Related Posts center_img ted schadler Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Tags:#business#consumer#Contributed#mobile#mobile moment#product#strategy#systems last_img read more