Lady Indians wrap up 20-4A softball crown

first_img Leading hitters: PN-G — Romero 3-3; Kaylee Powell 2-3; Hayley Kiker 2-3; Dykes 2-3; Kate Fawcett 2-2. “We set a goal to be district champions,” PN-G head coach Brooke Fontenot said. “This was a big accomplishment for our team. It’s my first time as a head coach to be district champs alone. Last season, we shared the title with Nederland and [Little Cypress-Mauriceville]. As a coach and a team, it was a nice accomplishment. It was well deserved by this team. They are good competitors, good athletes that have put in hard work this season.”PN-G starting pitcher Megan Romero (5-3) earned the victory, allowing just one hit in four innings of work. Romero also struck out four while walking none and went 3 for 3 at the plate. Batterymate Caitlynn Dykes was 2 for 3 and came up with a big hit to get the Lady Indians on the board early.In the top of the first, Kate Fawcett walked and moved to second when Kristin Braye reached on an error. Dykes followed with a three-run home run to give PN-G the early 3-0 lead. BEAUMONT — Mission accomplished.The Port Neches-Groves softball team reached the first of many goals this season as they clinched the District 20-4A title with a 15-0 victory over Beaumont Central in four innings Tuesday at Jaguar Field.PN-G finished district play with a 12-2 record, finishing a game ahead of second-place Nederland, and are 22-9 overall. The Lady Indians will face the fourth-place finisher from District 19-4A, either Crosby or Goose Creek Memorial.center_img Port Neches-Groves 15, Beaumont Central 0, 4 inningsPN-G 352    5    —    15    15    0Central    000    0    —    0    1    2Megan Romero and Caitlynn Dykes; Wilson and Basha. W — Megan (5-3). L — Wilson.last_img read more

WVU WR White ‘did what I wanted’ against Alabama

first_imgKevin White went at Alabama on ESPN First Take this morning just as hard as he did in last year’s season opener at the Georgia Dome.The former WVU star receiver said he “did what he wanted” against the Crimson Tide when Stephen A. Smith made the point that Amari Cooper played in the Southeastern Conference when talking about the top-10 NFL prospects.“What did I do against the SEC? Whatever I wanted,” White said. “Let’s talk about it. Played Alabama, did what I wanted. Played Texas A&M, did what I wanted. Who else do you want me to play? I wish I would have played LSU so I could do what I wanted, too, but I played two SEC teams and did what I wanted.”The Mountaineers lost to Alabama, 33-23, in Atlanta and fell 45-37 to Texas A&M in the Liberty Bowl in Memphis. White caught nine passes for 143 yards and a touchdown against the Crimson Tide and finished with seven receptions for 129 yards and a score against the Aggies.“There was no dropoff from the SEC to the Big 12,” White continued. “The SEC got a lot of hype. I played against them. There’s no dropoff from the SEC to the Big 12. No dropoff.”Mountaineers confident they can stun Alabama in openerWhite addressed previous comments he’s made to the NBC Sports Network about Cooper regarding how Alabama utilized him last season with Lane Kiffin as its offensive coordinator in comparison to his role in WVU’s offense.”“I’m on strictly one side all game, (running) a few route every game,” White said. “He’s moved around every game. They can’t double him and get to him like they can get to me.”White showed what he could do when placed in different position in the bowl game.“They moved me to the left side, bombs over Baghdad,” said White in making reference to catching long passes against A&M that included a 49-yard touchdown. Hip-Hop group Outkast also had a song called B.O.B (Bombs over Baghdad) in 2000.White said Cooper benefitted from being moved around a lot as well as had the luxury of playing in an offense with quality running backs. Derrick Henry and T.J. Yeldon combined for 1,969 yards and 22 touchdowns last season.As a team, WVU rushed for 2,376. Alabama gained 3,161 yards on the ground.“They have great running backs that can break easily,” White continued. “Not saying that West Virginia don’t. We do, but they isolate me to one side and (defenses) do anything and everything they can to me. It’s a lot harder for me to do what I have to do being to one side. Put me in the slot, put me on the left side, put me in the backfield and watch what I do.”Cooper says White’s ‘not faster’ on ESPN First TakeSmith responded by asking who were the other receiver options for Alabama. Cooper accounted for 124 of Alabama’s 290 receptions last season. Earlier in the week, Cooper said on First Take that White should feel as if he’s the best player in the draft, but he choose not to compare himself to other players.However, Cooper told Skip Bayless he was faster than White despite White running a faster time in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis. White was clocked at 4.35. Cooper ran a 4.42.“What that time say?” White responded when Bayless asked him if he was faster than Cooper. “I don’t control it. What does it say?”White believes he should be the first receiver selected in next week’s NFL Draft. Most draft analysts and experts project Cooper to go first, White second, but Bayless said White is “more NFL caliber” to him than Cooper.The 6-foot, 3-inch, 215-pound White caught 109 passes for 1,447 yards and 10 touchdowns in 13 games last season. Cooper, who is an inch shorter and four pounds lighter than White, finished with 124 catches for 1,727 yards and 16 touchdowns in 14 games. Cooper won the Biletnikoff Award as the nation’s top receiver last season. White was one of three finalists.“I’m not taking anything from Coop,” White said. “Cooper’s a great guy, great competitor, great receiver, good at what he do, but when it comes to me, I’m going to talk about me.”White, not Cooper, atop Mike Mayock’s Top 10 WR listCooper and White do agree on one thing. They both picked Floyd Mayweather to beat Manny Pacquaio next week in Las Vegas.“He’s going to put (Pacquaio) down,” White said.last_img read more

Iker Casillas breaks silence over Mourinho row

first_imgIker Casillas has broken his silence about the problematic relationship he had with Jose Mourinho at Real Madrid. In an interview with Mediaset, the Porto goalkeeper also said his former side did not act as they should have done. 18/09/2015 Upd. at 23:35 “What pissed me off was that we were playing in La Liga and they focused on me at goalkicks,” said the Mostoles-born star, about the whistles he received at the Santiago Bernabeu.  CEST “The people will forget what happened and stay with my ‘figure’. In any case, I know I can’t please everyone, but it’s not my fault. I am like this and like this I will continue and like this I will finish,” he said, in an advance preview of the interview.center_img Sport EN “It’s like a relationship with a partner, with time you lose the feeling and it starts deteriorating,” he said, of the bad atmosphere between him and Mourinho.  “He said that I didn’t train, that I was unprofessional, that I was a mole, that I thought more of the national team than Madrid. I will not judge what the club did. I speak about what I did, which was to keep quiet and look through the club. “Knowing that various players didn’t get on with Mourinho, the only one that got pointed out was me, I don’t understand it,” said Casillas, refering the problems he had with the current Chelsea manager, and afterwards with the fans, who whistled him at games.last_img read more

Coco is still the king

first_imgBEACONSFIELD held its past players day on Saturday with a reunion of the 2000 reserves premiership side that was addressed…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Disneyland Preview — Week of January 6, 2018

first_imgFull details, including park-by-park crowd levels, are available on our Crowd Calendar.WeatherHere’s something I don’t get to say very often, and haven’t said for a long time: you can expect some rain this week.  Temperatures ranging from pretty cold by Southern California standards (highs in the low 60s) to mild (mid-70s), and a significant chance of rain on Tuesday.  It will get quite chilly in the evenings, so make sure you dress accordingly. World of Color2211112 As always, it’s wise to double check the weather as the day of your visit approaches. Check out the most up-to-date forecast here.ShowsYou have a couple more opportunities to see Disney’s holiday shows this weekend.  After that, it’s Fantasmic! and World of Color running abbreviated schedules for the rest of the week. Detailed show schedules, including smaller productions like Storytelling at Royal Theatre, can be found here. SatSunMonTuesWedThurFri Fantasmic!2211112 Admission and HoursPassholder blockouts phase out for the season this week:  Southern California Passholders are blocked out Saturday, and Southern California Select Passholders are blocked out Saturday and Sunday. All other passes are honored every day this week. For those of you buying tickets as day guests, single-day tickets are at Peak cost ($124/$118) Saturday, Sunday, and Friday, and Value ($97/$91) the remainder of the week.Regular park hours (excluding Extra Magic Hours/Magic Mornings) are as follows this week: As per usual, the parks will open one hour early for eligible guests at Disneyland Park Saturday, Tuesday, and Thursday, and at Disney’s California Adventure Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Resort guests can take advantage of these hours every day of their stay for Extra Magic Hours, while guests eligible for Magic Mornings can use that benefit one day at Disneyland Park only. Full park hours can be found by clicking on each date in the Crowd Calendar.RefurbishmentsAs noted above, there are significant refurbishments starting this week, including headliner attractions like Splash Mountain, Haunted Mansion, and the permanent closure of California Screamin’. Ariel’s Grotto and the Cove Bar will likewise close at this time. Check out our refurbishments page for details on exactly what will be down and for how long.That should do it for this week’s preview. Check back next week and every week to find out what’s coming down the pike. Got questions? Aware of anything else that prospective guests should know about? Let us know in the comments. Share This!The new year is here, and with it comes much lower crowds and chillier weather. Read on to find out more in this week’s Disneyland preview!Special Events and NotesThe busy holiday season comes to a close at Disneyland Resort this week, and with the end of that season comes the far less busy refurbishment season.  Yes, several popular attractions are going offline starting this week.  Some, like Haunted Mansion, Dumbo, Grizzly River Run, and Splash Mountain are undergoing brief downtime for scheduled maintenance or to remove holiday overlays.  Others, like California Screamin’, are gone for good, at least in their current forms.CrowdsCrowds are all over the map this week, ranging from quite high this weekend as winter break wraps up, to very low towards the end of the week once most kids are back to school.  Wednesday and Thursday notably have level 2 crowds, which are about as low as you’re likely to see all year. A Christmas Fantasy Parade2200000 Believe … In Holiday Magic1100000 ShowSatSunMonTueWedThuFri California Adventure8-108-129-99-99-99-99-11 Disneyland8-128-129-99-99-99-99-12last_img read more

Recycling ‘creating jobs’ in South Africa

first_img7 July 2011 An sizeable increase in countywide recycling has led to significant job creation and economic growth, says the South African Plastic Recycling Organisation (Sapro).“Recycling a ton of waste has twice the economic impact of burying it in the ground,” Sapro said in a statement on Monday.A survey done by Sapro and the SA Plastics Federation revealed there was a 32 percent increase in the tons of plastic recycled from 2006 to 2009.Recycling one additional ton of waste would pay R1 095 per ton more in salaries, produce R4 905 more in goods and services, and generate R1.3-million more in sales than disposing of it in a landfill.35 000 indirect jobsThe survey showed that 48.8 percent of all recyclable materials were obtained from “post-consumer sources” such as landfills.During those four years of the survey 28.9 percent of all plastic packaging was recycled. This meant 165 772 tons of packaging were recycled.There were between 200 and 220 plastics recycling manufacturers in SA. These companies employ 4 800 people and also create 35 000 indirect jobs that have an annual payroll of R250-million, Sapro said.General Manager for Sapro Annabe Pretorius said the most significant impacts of plastic recycling were job creation, the reduction of carbon footprints and the re-use of non-renewable resources.“Without this industry there would be more than 35 000 employees who would not have work and the industry is growing steadily with more and more manufacturers being created, which is creating more jobs.”Pretorius said consumers, recyclers and the industry as a whole have a huge role to play in helping the recycling statistics to increase.The survey showed that the number of environmentally conscious public was increasing and people were keen to get involved in some form of recycling products.Sapalast_img read more

Data Analysis as the Key to Good Loss Prevention and a Great Career

first_imgTechnology is amazing. It has changed our personal lives, the way we do business, and is changing the loss prevention profession in every way. We are surrounded by CPUs and memory chips. As a result of this melding of mankind and microprocessors, we have become exquisitely skilled at hoarding data. We collect every bit of data possible and store it for later access. Most of us don’t know exactly where it goes or even why we are saving it, but we just do. Two even greater mysteries are how to get the data back and how to turn it into valuable information to benefit your enterprise and your career goals? This is the essence of data analytics.Data analytics (DA) in business is the scientific analysis of raw data to create information that will allow us to draw assumptions and logical conclusions about what that raw data represents and how it can improve profitability.As a retail security professional, you are likely very familiar with the data hoarding tendencies of your enterprise. This is why you must be highly knowledgeable of data and DA. This knowledge allows you to provide the highest level of performance to your employer and the greatest opportunity to promote your career and improve the quality of your life. The days of just being able to resolve theft cases are quickly coming to an end. You must act now to become technically savvy regarding databases and basic computer architecture. Failure to act, and very soon, will cause your career to come to a screeching halt when you reach the “digital ceiling.” I refer to it as the digital ceiling because it is the threshold in any enterprise where you just simply need to know computers and data to be productive at that level. You will forever bump your head on the digital ceiling until you make the effort to gain the tools and knowledge to smash it into the billions of bits it is made of.- Sponsor – Read more about how Mickelson suggests you can avoid the “digital ceiling” in the My Turn column in the March-April 2016 issue. The contents of the entire print magazine are available online here as well as in a PDF version via the Print Archive. Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

Apple’s App Store Soars Past 300,000 Apps

first_imgWhy IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Apple’s App Store now features over 300,000 apps, up from just under 200,000 in April. Out of these, almost 38,000 are iPad apps according to a new report from app store analytics firm Distimo. Developers released an average of 5,452 iPad apps and 12,218 iPhone apps per month since April. About 7% of all iOS apps are currently universal apps for both the iPhone and iPad.Some reports already announced that the App Store had crossed the 300,000 apps milestone in the middle of last month, but these numbers were heavily disputed as they also included inactive apps.No matter the exact numbers, though, the sheer size of the App Store today poses numerous challenges for both Apple and its users. An app store of this size must hide hundreds of great apps, for example, that simply go undiscovered. With more than 15,000 new apps per month for iPhone and iPad, app discovery is a major problem that nobody has really solved yet.App PricingThe Distimo team also took a closer look at how developers are pricing their apps. Since the launch of the iPad, apps for Apple’s tablet computer were always more expensive than iPhone apps and this trend continues. The average iPad app now costs almost $5, while the average iPhone app is about $1 cheaper ($4.03). This trend is even more pronounced in the top 100, where iPad apps cost an average of $5.80 and iPhone apps come in at just $2.14. Distimo argues that iPad owners are willing to pay far more for their apps than iPhone owners, yet developers are not yet pricing their apps accordingly. Related Posts Tags:#mobile#NYT#Statistics#web frederic lardinoiscenter_img The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagementlast_img read more