Lamar’s Weyler, UIW’s Taggart Earn First Southland Baseball Weekly Honors

first_imgUIW (3-0) looks to build on its season-opening sweep in the annual Alamo Irish Classic. The Cardinals face Notre Dame twice on Thursday and Friday, followed by matchups with Toledo and UTSA on Saturday and Sunday, respectively. Week Two Notes (PDF) Pitcher of the Week – Luke Taggart, UIW – Senior – Starting Pitcher – Portland, TexasTaggart topped his previous career-high strikeout count of 10, set in the 2019 season opener, with 11 batters sat down on strikes this time around. He scattered five hits over eight frames and issued just one walk. Taggart was perfect in his first time through the order with four strikeouts. After surrendering leadoff hits in the sixth and seventh innings, he closed out his book with a 1-2-3 eighth inning, including a pair of strikeouts. Weyler was a driving force for the Cardinals’ offense in the opening weekend with multi-hit performances in each of LU’s three games against Rhode Island. He finished the series 7-for-11 (.636) with four RBI and a pair of extra-base hits. FRISCO, Texas – Lamar shortstop Kelby Weyler is the Southland Conference Hitter of the Week and UIW ace Luke Taggart earns Pitcher of the Week honors, the league announced Tuesday. The Cardinals (2-1) hit the road for the first time against No. 22 Texas at 4 p.m. CT Wednesday before visiting former Southland Conference foe Texas State for a three-game slate, beginning with a 6 p.m. first pitch on Friday. Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots. Honorable Mention: Benny Ayala, Central Arkansas; Nate Fisbeck, McNeese; Lee Thomas, UIW. Honorable Mention: Will Dion, McNeese; Logan Hofmann, Northwestern State; Tanner Riley, Abilene Christian; Trey Shaffer, Southeastern Louisiana. After striking out 10 batters over seven innings in last season’s opener, Taggart literally one-upped both marks with a career-high 11 punchouts across eight innings in the Cardinals’ 5-0 win over Bradley on Friday. Hitter of the Week – Kelby Weyler, Lamar – Redshirt Sophomore – Shortstop – Village Mills, TexasThe Rice transfer made an immediate impact in his first at-bat in Lamar threads, reaching on a one-out double. In the seventh inning of the season opener, Weyler drew a walk and scored the first of six unanswered runs in the 7-3 victory. He sparked the Cardinal offense again in game two, knocking in the tying run as LU scored seven-straight to win 8-2. Weyler capped off his debut weekend with an RBI triple in the finale to give the Cardinals a 2-0 advantage in the fifth.last_img read more

First detergent refill centre launched in Guyana

first_imgThe first ever detergent refill operation in Guyana was launched on Saturday by Dunae Trading Company. The company, which is a local manufacturer of liquid detergents and sanitizers, introduced this initiative so as to utilize plastic containers which are meant to be discarded.Co-owner of the business, Dwayne Younge, explained that this initiative will help to decrease the amount of waste being generated by householders.“We’ve just provided a space for persons who want to be environmentally conscious and…save on the cost they’re paying for detergents” he noted.Younge also noted that consumers who wish to take advantage of the low cost for detergents can bring their containers to the centre and refill them with their choice of liquid detergent. In this process, persons would also assist in the reduction of plastic packaging and utilisation of unwanted plastic bottles.There presently are eight types of cleansing agents available, primarily dishwashing liquid, antibacterial hand soap, multipurpose cleanser, disinfectant liquid, laundry detergent, fabric softener, car wash liquid, and degreaser liquid.Persons who wish to support this environmentally-friendly initiative can visit the centre at the Harris Paints Building at Third Avenue, Diamond Housing Scheme on the East Bank of Demerara (EBD).last_img read more

Canje family terrorised, robbed by gunmen

first_imgFive armed bandits assaulted a young couple after breaking into their East Canje, Berbice home, carting off cash, jewellery and other valuables in the wee hours of Wednesday morning.The window through which one of the bandits entered the homeNavindra SinghNavindra Singh, also called ‘Surish’, said it was the third attempt to get into his Bristol Street home over the past four days.Of the five masked men, one was armed with a gun and three with cutlasses.The men gained entry through a window situated in the washroom.At the time Singh, his wife and a baby were at home.Singh, speaking with Guyana Times, he explained that one of the men entered through the window and then opened the back door for the others.Singh said as soon as he realised that bandits had gained entry to the house, he alerted neighbours.“One jump on the chair and push a gun in from over the wall and tell me to be quiet or he gon shoot. Two of them kick and kick and brake open the bedroom door,” he related.The bandits managed to steal two cellular phones, an electronic tablet and a laptop computer, along with $270,000 worth in jewellery and $40,000 in cash.During the eight minute ordeal, Singh observed that two of the bandits had a small row over the money collected from the wardrobe.He noted too that one of the bandits identified him by his calling name.Meanwhile, Singh explained that neighbours had called the Police and the fifth man who stood at the door alerted the others that they had to leave as he grew suspicious of the Police arriving.They hurriedly left the premises by scaling the back fence.The homeowner told this publication that the persons who broke into his home seem to be very familiar with the layout of the building.He noted that the house was previously occupied by questionable characters, leading him to believe that they may be behind the crime.Meanwhile, Singh suspected that the bandits attempted to break into his house previously.He told this publication that on Saturday night he heard strange sounds coming from the yard and his dog was continuously barking.He also noted that on Sunday morning he discovered that one part of a window had been removed but he had replaced it during the day. That night, he said he heard someone on the roof of the house and raised an alarm.Singh said neighbours came out and they noticed movement in a clump of bushes behind his house. The Police were called but never showed up.An investigation has been launched into the incident.last_img read more

Baghdad’s most unusual blogger: 64-year-old U.S. woman

first_imgNot so much to her friends. “Having known her for many years and having seen her do things that nobody else would think of taking on … she’s a pretty irrepressible force of humor and passion mixed together,” said Kriss Worthington, a Berkeley city councilman. Far beyond crosswalks Stillwater planned to soon make the long return trip to the United States and her job as a Juvenile Hall substitute teacher. She’ll bring back a few souvenirs and a lot of memories. In Berkeley, the mother of four grown children is known for championing students’ quest for a painted crosswalk near their high school. In 2003, she went to the White House in an effort to serve Bush with an “eviction” notice. “You have to be elected to live there,” she said. Long ago, she opposed Vietnam – “If we’d had the Internet instead of phone trees and mimeograph machines, we could have stopped the war a lot earlier.” – and marched for civil rights. Travel is an abiding interest and to make that possible she lives frugally, wearing castoff clothing and eating “a lot of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches,” and a dish she calls “depression spaghetti.” Baghdad, she says, “is insane. The Green Zone, it’s like East Berlin in 1955. And outside, it’s like `Blade Runner.’ People are trying to lead normal lives, and there’s so much going on and there’s firefights.” Stuck in the Green Zone Many of Stillwater’s postings have dealt with her frustration at being firmly relegated to the U.S.-protected, fortified Green Zone. Twice, Iraqi Army officials promised to take her out into the Red Zone. “At last! A chance to get dressed up in my very best Kevlar! And maybe even get driven in a chauffeured limo Humvee!” she wrote. And twice she got stood up. One day, she decided to get out of the press room and visit the building where the Iraqi parliament meets. She wandered around the cafeteria, meeting two female politicians who spoke English and sitting down with them for an extended interview on life in Iraq. That was Wednesday. On Thursday, after filing her story, she went back to the cafeteria to find her subjects, but had no luck. Shortly after that came the bombing. “I keep thinking, What if my friends had been there?” she said. “I would have sat down with them; we would have been all three of us blown up. When she went to Iraq, Stillwater was for immediate troop pullout. Now, she’s not so sure what’s the best way forward. “What I realized is it’s just very, very complex,” she said. She remains adamantly opposed to the war. “People are being KILLED over here folks. I don’t CARE who started it. I don’t CARE who’s to blame,” she wrote. “I JUST WANT IT TO STOP.” The troops are “really nice, they’re really doing a good job,” she said. “It’s just that they’ve been assigned a job that’s screwed.” Reaction to the blog tends to be love it or hate it. “People will say, `Hey, you’re an idiot.’ Or, `Hey, this is wonderful and we’re so proud of you,” she said. Worthington’s in the second camp – and looking forward to her return. “I will breathe a sigh of relief when she’s home,” he said.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BERKELEY – Jane Stillwater is an unlikely war correspondent. She’s 64, a self-described Berkeley “flower child, 40 years later” and broke. So how’d she end up in Baghdad, churning out commentary ranging from shock at Thursday’s bombing of the Iraqi parliament cafeteria, to the weirdness of touring Saddam Hussein’s bathroom? Inspired by a sense of outrage and determined to blog from inside the war zone, Stillwater ate peanut butter sandwiches for months to save up for a ticket to Kuwait. She got a small Texas newspaper to sponsor her, and eventually boarded a troop transport to Baghdad. Getting Department of Defense credentials took patience. Stillwater says she was discouraged at first as an “opinion-based, not fact-based” journalist. But after securing her sponsor, she arrived in the Green Zone in late March and has been posting her online missives ever since. “I’m really glad I came,” she said, reached Thursday by phone at the Coalition Press Information Center in Baghdad. “I don’t know whether I would ever come back.” `Broken egg’ reporting Some of her entries are slice-of-wartime-life. Others are strongly political, musing on the effects of fighting violence with violence in what she sees as the “broken egg” of Iraq. “It’s like being on an adventure with somebody,” said W. Leon Smith, editor of The Lone Star Iconoclast, a liberal weekly based in the George W. Bush territory of Crawford, Texas, that is sponsoring, but not paying, Stillwater. “She’s like an ordinary person that’s over there … people can identify with it.” To some, the idea of a grandmother with no formal journalistic training dropping everything to report from Baghdad seems far-fetched at best. last_img

West Ham boss Allardyce quashes rumours of move for Championship star

first_img Callum Wilson in action for Bournemouth 1 West Ham boss Sam Allardyce has quashed rumours of a summer move for Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson.The 23-year-old former Coventry forward, who also spent loan spells at Tamworth and Kettering, has scored 20 League goals in 44 appearances for the Cherries this season.Wilson, who moved to the South Coast club for £3 million last summer, is a widely-reported target for Aston Villa, Crystal Palace, Swansea and Newcastle, with the required fee believed to be upwards of £10 million.However, Allardyce confirmed the East London club are not prepared to pay over the odds for the English striker.“Callum Wilson would probably be too expensive and with Bournemouth getting promoted, they will put a huge number on his head,” said Allardyce.“I’m sure they wouldn’t want to lose such an important player for next season.”Although there was no update on Allardyce’s contract, which is set to run out at the end of the season, the former Bolton manager revealed that preparations have began for next season.“We know the pre-season plans and people behind the scenes are starting to target players for next season, so once we decide what happens with some of the players we currently have, and also what happens with me, then we will move forward for next season.”last_img read more

Homeowners lose bid to halt two complexes

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event“This is absolutely, positively massive. This is massive for this street,” Burbank resident LaVerne Thomas said of the Hood project. “New York City, here we come.” Local resident Steven Baer was outraged about the proposed plan on Hood. “If we thought that a very large, 24-unit apartment building constructed on four adjacent lots was good for our small residential street, we wouldn’t be here,” he said. “This building is too big for our neighborhood.” Daniel Fera, the project applicant, said he has proposed a tasteful complex with lots of shrubbery that will fit in nicely with the surrounding area. He promised to be a good neighbor. “I understand that there’s a lot of passion here today,” he said of the appeals hearing. “We’re compassionate of that. We’re very proud of the city of Burbank. And we definitely do care about the well-being of the community.” The Hood complex includes studio and two-bedroom units over an underground garage with 55 parking stalls. It would include an exercise room, a backyard swimming pool and spa and a rooftop common area. The project would sit on the site of four former lots on 25,171 square feet in the 4100 block of Hood. BURBANK – The Burbank Planning Board has denied an appeal by residents opposed to a 24-unit apartment complex, but recommended imposing conditions to alleviate traffic and construction impacts around the Hood Avenue site. The board suggested putting up signs around the site directing neighbors to a hotline that would take their concerns so city staffers could come up with ways to alleviate traffic impacts on Hood, a short street near the Lakeside Golf Course. During a meeting Monday night, “the most common theme I heard from speakers was traffic,” Planning Board member Mitchell Thomas said. Ten residents spoke against the project. During the meeting, the board also shot down an appeal on a separate, two-story, 11-unit complex on Delaware Road. City officials approved the application for the project in August. In October, Burbank and Toluca Lake residents signed a petition raising concerns about the plan. They first made their appeals in February. Before the vote during Monday night’s meeting, Planning Board member Amy Lawrence said she wanted to help make sure residents’ concerns about traffic were addressed. “To picture that development on that street is very, very difficult because it is so much bigger than the other developments on that street,” she said. “Having said that, something will be developed on that lot. So I think I would bend over backwards to address the problems.” Residents have 15 days to appeal the Planning Board’s decision to the City Council. If no objections are raised, city officials estimate the project could break ground within the next few months. jason.kandel@dailynews.com (818) 546-3306160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Update on contenders to replace Antonio Conte as Chelsea manager

first_img=7. Leonardo Jardim (Monaco) – 20/1 11 11 11 11 Chelsea’s managerial situation is currently about as clear as mud.Antonio Conte still remains in the Stamford Bridge hotseat despite mass speculation that he will be leaving the club this summer.The Blues are reported to have been talking to a number of potential replacements, however, doubts surrounding Roman Abramovich’s current visa situation appear to be affecting this process.So who are the names in the hat to be Conte’s successor should he be relieved of his duties?Click the right arrow above to find out the contenders ranked by the current odds on SkyBet…*Odds correct as of June 6, 2018=10. Brendan Rodgers (Celtic) – 25/1 1. Laurent Blanc (Unattached) – 11/10 9. Rui Faria (Unattached) – 22/1 11 11 6. Avram Grant (NorthEast United FC) – 16/1 11center_img =7. Massimiliano Allegri (Juventus) – 20/1 Brendan Rodgers is tenth favourite at 25/1 4. Slavisa Jokanovic (Fulham) – 7/1 11 2. Maurizio Sarri (Napoli) – 3/1 11 3. Luis Enrique (Unattached) – 5/1 11 5. Zinedine Zidane (Unattached) – 10/1 11last_img read more

Worker pulled from trench

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! It took rescue workers two hours Monday to get power plant welder Larry Neighbors out of a 3-foot-deep trench at the Pasadena Water and Power Steam Generation Plant at 45 E. Glenarm St. Rescue services were called to the scene at 9:30 a.m. after Neighbors fell into the trench while working in the plant’s boiler room. Upon rescue, Neighbors, 58, a 20-year PWP employee, complained of back pain and was taken to Huntington Hospital for treatment. Urban Search and Rescue teams from Pasadena, Glendale and Burbank assisted in the rescue.last_img read more

SERIES OF TALKS DETAILING DONEGAL’S ROLE IN WORLD WAR 1 TAKES PLACE NEXT WEEK

first_imgA series of unique and insightful talks which will discuss and highlight the impact World War 1 had on Donegal, will be chronicled in a series of talks by Monreagh Heritage Centre which takes place all over Donegal during the next two weeks.The talks will focus on the The First World War and its impact on Donegal, and it will be delivered by Steve Hunter from Monreagh Heritage Centre at venues across the county. The talks are centred around the following theme – HANDS OF HISTORY – ONE DONEGAL – MANY PASTS – ONE FUTUREThe talks offer a truly fascinating and detailed insight into the impact the war had on Donegal and the role many of its sons and daughters played in The Great War.Speakers will recall the involvement of people from Donegal in World War I and will look at the personal stories of those involved, as well as giving a broad overview of the events of World War I.The talks which are FREE to attend, start next Monday night at the Monreagh Heritage Centre in Carrigans. Below is the detailed timetable of the dates and venues.VENUES:Monreagh Heritage Centre Carrigans: Monday 8th September 7.30pm – 9.30pmDonegal Town Family Resource Centre: Tuesday 9th September 7.30pm – 9.30pmMilford & District Resource Centre: Wednesday 10th September 7.30pm – 9.30pmFinn Valley Centre Stranorlar: Monday 15th September 7.00pm – 9.00pm Ionad Teampaill Chróine Dungloe: Thursday 18th September 7.30pm – 9.30pmAs stated above admission is FREE and light refreshments will also be provided – FREE of charge.For further details phone 074 9140708 or email office@monreaghnetThis project is funded by the Hands of History Project which is supported by the European Union’s Regional Development Fund, through the EU Programme for Peace and Reconciliation managed for the Special EU Programmes Body by Donegal County Council. SERIES OF TALKS DETAILING DONEGAL’S ROLE IN WORLD WAR 1 TAKES PLACE NEXT WEEK was last modified: September 4th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:FeaturesHeritage CentrenewsNoticesTalksWorld War 1last_img read more

Dunfanaghy man released on bail following Australian crash

first_imgA Dunfanaghy man who was listed to appear before a court in Sydney Australia on August 15th in relation to a serious road traffic collision has had his case adjourned until October 10th.The Tirconail Tribune reports that Terence Wilkinson was arrested on board a flight destined for Ireland a number of days after it is alleged he was the driver of a car involved in a serious road traffic collision in a suburb of Sydney on July 27th. He is charged with not give particulars in relation to damage of property, two counts of bodily harm by misconduct, in charge of a vehicle, dangerous and negligent driving causing grievous bodily harm.He was also charged with two counts of failing to stop and assist after impact causing injury and one charge of failing to stop and assist after vehicle impact. He was released on continuing bail for his case appear at local court, Downing Centre, Sydney on October 10th but he waas excused from attending on that occasion.His bail terms include: surrender of his passport and he is not allowed to apply for another, sign on daily at a local police station. Refrain from consuming alcohol or un-prescribed drugs and observe a curfew to remain at a fixed address between the hours of 9.00pm and 5.00am daily.Dunfanaghy man released on bail following Australian crash was last modified: August 29th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:AustraliacrashdonegalDunfanaghyTerence Wilkinsonlast_img read more