No. 2 Southeastern Louisiana Holds off No. 7 Nicholls in Round One 4-2

first_imgAfter a scoreless first inning, the game was suspended due to lightning in the area from 12:30 PM to 1:55 PM.BSB: @GeauxColonels and @sluathletics set to resume at 1:55 pm. #SouthlandStrong— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) May 23, 2018 After 100 pitches and four earned runs allowed through the first six innings, Nicholls’ Alex Ernestine made way for Christian Bahlinger while Trey Shaffer took over on the Lions’ mound for Corey Gaconi in the seventh. Gaconi forced 13 fly outs and five groundouts while striking out three. Box Score | ESPN+ Replay | Highlights | Photo Gallery | Tournament HomepageSUGAR LAND, Texas – The No. 2 Southeastern Louisiana Lions held off a late charge from No. 7 Nicholls to earn 4-2 win in round one and advance in the Southland Conference Baseball Tournament. With two outs at the bottom of the sixth, the Lions extended their lead on a two-run homer deep to left center from Daniel Wasinger. Southeastern would take a 4-0 advantage to the final three innings.BSB: Minus last night’s Southland Home Run Derby, Wasinger delivered the first dinger of the tournament in the 6th. 2-run shot made it 4-0 @Lions_Baseball over Nicholls.#LionUp #DirtyRed #SouthlandStrong— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) May 23, 2018 Gaconi earned the win to improve to 7-1 on the season, allowing six hits through 29 batters faced. Shaffer pitched one and gave up Nicholls’ first run on an RBI double in the top of the ninth before being replaced by Jared Biddy. Another base hit from Ethan Valdez brought Gage Teer home to make it a 4-2 game with two outs and the tying runs on first and second. A line drive from Joey Morales nearly found its way through to center field but was nabbed at shortstop to seal a 4-2 win for Southeastern.BSB: @Nicholls_BASE couldn’t complete the rally. Morales lined out to Breaud for the final out.@Lions_Baseball 4, Nicholls 2. SLU advances to 4 pm Thursday game vs. @NSUDemonsBSB. Colonels get @McNeeseBaseball at 9 am Thursday.— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) May 23, 2018 The Colonels had a chance to pull within one run but left Joey Morales on third as they closed out the top of the sixth inning. Southeastern would score first out of the delay at the bottom of the second as Evan Pace grounded out to shortstop to send Kyle Schimpf home for a 1-0 Lion lead. After three quiet innings, SLU struck again at the bottom of the fifth, as a line drive double to center field from Cody Grosse plated the 2-0 run. The Lions move on to face No. 3 Northwestern State tomorrow at 4 p.m. CT while Nicholls will face No. 6 McNeese at 9 a.m. in the first elimination game.last_img read more

Storm back Munster for five-eighth switch

first_imgWith Billy Slater set to return from injury to reclaim the fullback role, Munster will be given first crack at the No.6 jersey vacated by Blake Green who signed with Manly.While his experience as playmaker is limited to junior football, the grand finalists believe the 22-year-old will be a natural.”He’s a very good athlete but he’s an out-and-out footballer and that’s why we’re very confident he’s going to make the transition,” Storm football manager Frank Ponissi said.”He’s certainly got all the attributes – he’s got terrific game sense, he’s very, very tough, resilient and he loves to be in the game which is everything you want about your ball-player at No.6.”When he was playing with Melbourne, South’s Test superstar Greg Inglis was converted from centre to a five-eighth during the 2007-08 seasons, although never really looked at home.He did however score two tries and win the Clive Churchill medal in the Storm’s 2007 grand final win over Manly.”It wasn’t Greg’s preferred position but when he needed to turn on one he could but they are a different type of player,” Ponissi said.He believed Munster would have an advantage over Inglis of having a far more experienced Cooper Cronk playing alongside him at halfback, while Slater playing at the back would also assist.”Cooper’s a different player now to what he was back then,” Ponissi said.”If you’re going to make your transition from fullback to No.6 at NRL level I couldn’t think of a better halfback to make it with as it will take an enormous amount of pressure off him.”Cronk such a dominant person and great communicator it will be like having a coach for Cameron on the field.”last_img read more

Guyoil decreases gasoline, kero prices

first_imgOne day after reports surfaced in the international press of crude oil dropping by two per cent over concerns of a brewing trade war following imposed steel and aluminium tariffs by American President Donald Trump, the Guyana Oil Company Limited (Guyoil), announced decreases for its products on Thursday.With effect from today, motor vehicle operators and other uses will pay less at the pump for gasoline, gasoil (diesel) and kerosene. In a release from the country’s leading petroleum company, it was related that reductions were possible due to “declining acquisition cost”.Gasoline was reduced by $2 per litre while gasoil and kerosene saw reductions of $10 and $4 respectively. This means operators buying fuel in Georgetown will pay $202 per litre as opposed to $204 which they were paying when the prices where increased in February. Gasoil users will pay $195 and $133 for kerosene. Berbice users will pay $203 per litre of gasoline while users in Essequibo will now pay $204.“Guyoil is always cognisant of its role in the Guyana economy, ensuring that quality petroleum products are provided at excellent prices,” Marketing Manager Eric Whaul observed.These decreases have seen a reversal of the trend of increases in fuel prices. Apart from an increase in February this year, in September 2017, world market prices for fuel had been also increased due to the hurricane conditions in the southern hemisphere, which resulted in Guyoil adjusting the prices in gasoline, diesel and kerosene to a higher cost.last_img read more

2500 persons to benefit from low-income homes

first_imgThe Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) will construct 2500 low-income houses in the coming months using a loan that was obtained from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).This was related at a sensitisation programme held on Thursday at the Regency Hotel on Hadfield Street, Georgetown. According to CH&PA Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Lelon Saul, the homes will be constructed at a cost of less than $4 million each, for persons who are most in need.“The programme basically will target low-income communities and these communities basically are the Sophia, Cummings Park area going along the EastCH&PA CEO Lelon SaulBank…”Also among the areas to benefit are Westminster, West Bank Demerara; Eccles and Farm on the East Bank Demerara along with Success on the East Coast of Demerara as well as Agricola, Greater Georgetown.It was pointed out that persons will be eligible to have a home built if they earn $75,000 or less per month, are citizens of Guyana, already own transported land, and are vulnerable, in that they are exposed to the weather, are single parents or even live in areas prone to overtopping of sea walls.While the CH&PA has taken on the responsibility of providing materials and labour for construction, the beneficiary will be required to make an equity share contribution of $100,000 and pay small fees for costs related to obtaining a housing plan.They will be required to make an application to the CH&PA, which will subsequently visit their home to check that the applicant’s present home isSome of the houses perviously built by Ministry of housinguninhabitable.The homes will be built under the CH&PA’s Adequate Housing and Urban Accessibility Programme.Under this programme, subsidies of as much as $500,000 will also be granted to persons using the same criteria to improve their homes. These improvement works will include upgrades to walls, roofs and other necessities.Saul was keen to note that “adequate housing should not be dealt with flippantly, rather it should be seen as a right to live somewhere in security, peace, and dignity”. While the home improvement component of the programme will cost US$10 million, another aspect that will see infrastructural work being done such as the installation of solar powered street lights, construction of walkways and other projects will cost US$16 million.last_img read more

Travel advisory issued for Alaska Highway north of Wonowan to Yukon border

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Fire Crews Urge Public To Stay Away From Fires Near Fort St. John

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – As the weather gets increasing warmer and drier in the BC Peace Region, fire crews say that planning controlled burnout operations isn’t the most challenging issue they face.Fire Information Officer Marg Drysdale gave an update on the Beatton Airport Road fire to this morning. Drysdale says that crews have already begun controlled burnout operations on the fire, which has stayed steady at 15,000 hectares despite an increase in fire activity within the fire’s perimeter. The fire is 45% contained by 11 helicopters, 22 pieces of heavy equipment, and 122 firefighters led by an 11-member Incident Management team.Drydale mentioned that crews have had to deal with members of the public approaching the Fire Operations Area, including driving into the helicopter staging area. The BC Wildfire Service stresses that the fire operations area is not a place for members of the public, especially as they begin to conduct more controlled burnout operations to try and bring the fires to heel.- Advertisement –The Helicopter Staging Area on May 11th taken during a BC Wildfire Service media tour. Photo credit: Chris NewtonThe Helicopter Staging Area on May 11th taken during a BC Wildfire Service media tour. Photo credit: Chris Newtonlast_img read more

FA Cup final: Boost for Aston Villa as star set to win fitness fight

first_imgAston Villa goalkeeper Shay Given is winning his battle to be fit for Saturday’s FA Cup final.The veteran Irishman, who has played throughout Villa’s run to the Wembley showpiece, has been struggling with a groin injury and was rated a major doubt to face Arsenal.But Tim Sherwood revealed on Thursday that the 35-year-old is now back in training, along with Kieran Richardson (calf), Aly Cissokho (groin) and Jores Okore (knee).Sherwood insists he has yet to decide on his starting line-up, but suggested he could start with the same team which saw off Liverpool in the semi-final – good news for Given and Richardson.He said: “He [Shay Given] trained today so we’re hopeful he’ll be alright. But the nature of this club is you can’t hold your breath. We’re training tomorrow so we’re likely to lose two or three.“I’ve not yet made my decision on the keeper. Come back tomorrow and I’ll tell you then.“Kieran trained today, Cissokho is fit and Okore trained for the first time today. If everyone’s fit we could play the same team as the semi-finals.”Villa last reached the FA Cup final 15 years ago, when they were beaten 1-0 by Chelsea, and have not lifted the trophy since 1957.Arsenal, the holders, are fully expected to emerge victorious this weekend, but Sherwood is determined to cause an upset.“It’s a huge occasion for everyone involved and it’s a huge honour to be taking them to Wembley,” said Sherwood.“But no-one ever remembers the bridesmaids, no-one remembers who loses in a cup final.” 1 Shay Given in action for Aston Villa last_img read more


first_imgA devastated Donegal family is demanding to know why it took an ambulance almost an hour to attend their mother after she was knocked down.The late Maura PorterMaura Porter, 70, was struck by a car outside her home in Carndonagh on December 30th and later died in hospital.Mrs Porter, from Churchtown, was returning from her local church when she was struck by a car just before 6pm. The well-known and highly-respected mother-of-two was eventually taken to Altnagelvin Hospital in Derry.However, despite brave attempts by surgeons to save Mrs Porter, she eventually passed away just before midnight.Now her family is demanding answers as to why there was not adequate ambulance cover on the night Maura was knocked down.Speaking from the family home at Churchtown, her son Brendan said Maura may have survived if she had reached a hospital within the ‘golden hour.’ “Medical personnel will tell you that people have a much better chance of survival if they get to hospital within an hour.“We had to wait for an ambulance to come from Letterkenny for at least fifty minutes. It took another ten minutes to prepare her for transportation to the nearest hospital in Derry in Northern Ireland which was a total transport time of an hour and a half to get mum to hospital.“All that valuable time was wasted when surgeons could have been battling to save mum.“We want to know why there is not adequate ambulance cover for a place the size of Inishowen.“Inishowen is as large as many other counties in Ireland and yet an ambulance had to come all the way from Letterkenny. “If the accident had happened in Malin Head, it would have taken one and a half hours from Letterkenny Hospital,” he said.Brendan revealed how an Eircom cable had fallen down across the footpath and road which he claims may have contributed to the sequence of events.Brendan revealed how he, his sister Davina and dad Neil, stayed with their mum on the road near their home anxiously waiting for the ambulance to arrive as rain poured down.Brendan got down on his hands and knees and lay in the dirt comforting his dying mother on the cold, wet road. Three doctors and two nurses arrived at the scene but could not help Maura as she needed the ambulance to transport her for urgent medical attention from surgeons.“I lay with mum comforting her and praying with her to reassure her. We knew she was in a bad way.“All I could think of was why the ambulance was coming quicker.”Brendan said he wanted to pay tribute to the local community who became ‘guardian angels’ on the evening of his mum’s accident.“All the neighbours came out and stayed on that road while we waited for the ambulance. They were the only consolation we had whilst we waited for the ambulance.“They were like guardian angels on the road making sure the traffic stopped before the Gardai arrived.“Everyone has been so kind but we just cannot allow what happened to mum happen again to any other family,” he said.Maura was buried on Friday after a huge wake which saw hundreds of people call to the family home.Her heartbroken husband Neil is well-known across Inishowen and Co Donegal following his long service to Donegal County Council and a member of the local fire service.Brendan said the family never thought his mother would die in this fashion.He said he and his family are now determined to ensure that no other family have to go through what they are going through.“Mum and dad have given myself and my sister everything opportunity in life and for her to die like this is just heart-breaking. I never thought she would go like this.“She was a very intelligent yet modest and humble woman.“As a family we have no question that mum would have had a chance of survival if an ambulance had have got her to hospital quicker.“Inishowen is a forgotten region as far as the HSE and the ambulance service is concerned.“How can anyone justify a fifty minute journey for an ambulance to reach a dying woman in this day and age.“We loved mum but we know we can never bring her back.“But if we can improve the ambulance service in Inishowen and ensure no other family has to go through what we are going through then mum will not have died in vain,” he said.The HSE has admitted there had been a delay in getting an ambulance to Mrs Porter after revealing the local Carndonagh ambulance had been sent to another call-out.Local TD Charlie McConalogue said he will be seeking answers on the matter.He added that people should not lay the blame at the door of ambulance personnel but the system they are forced to work in.“The public appreciates the tough work that all frontline service workers do but that’s a given.“But people need to have their faith restored in these services,” he said.FAMILY OF ACCIDENT VICTIM DEMAND ANSWERS AFTER AMBULANCE TAKES 50 MINUTES TO ARRIVE was last modified: January 6th, 2014 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:ambulanceCarndonaghdelaydonegalHSEMaura Porterlast_img read more

CEO’s book promotes health literacy

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LA HABRA – As a registered nurse, Gloria Mayer had always suspected that many of her patients did not understand the educational material they were given. It was not due to the complicated medical language but because many were functionally illiterate. But as president and CEO of the La Habra-based Institute for Healthcare Advancement, Mayer was in a position to do something about it. Founded in 1997 by the now-defunct Friendly Hills Healthcare Network, the institute’s mission is to find ways to improve health-care delivery and educate consumers. After research showed that 50million Americans cannot read above a fifth-grade level, Mayer and another R.N., Ann Kuklierus, wrote “What To Do When Your Child Gets Sick.” The book, published by the institute, covers basic health-care, using language that someone with a third- to fifth-grade reading level can understand. “Nearly one in two adults can’t read at an adult level,” Mayer said. “I always knew people didn’t understand the patient education material they get and that there was a literacy problem. “For example, when someone is given directions to not eat anything before a procedure, often they’ve eaten when they come to see the doctor. The doctors get mad and tell them they can’t do the test that day. But the patient won’t say they can’t read, because it’s embarrassing.” So far, “What To Do When Your Child Gets Sick” has sold more than 1.1 million copies since its publication in 2000. The book is now included in the “Kit for New Parents,” a pamphlet all parents of newborns in the Head Start program receive in California. Four other books in the “What To Do” series have also been written, covering teen, senior and dental health, as well as pregnancy. As health-care costs have risen, more people are joining the ranks of the uninsured, leaving many to use emergency rooms for their routine health care, according to Mayer. “Eighteen of the 58 counties in California are already on board with this book,” said Warren Hand, marketer for the institute’s publications. “If we can reduce unwarranted use of emergency rooms, that’s a positive step.” Mayer and a lecturer from UCLA conducted a pilot study of Head Start parents who received the book. In a 6-month follow-up, parents reported a 48 percent reduction in emergency room visits and a 37.5 percent reduction in clinic visits. “Some people say the books dumb \ down or that they make it too simple,” Mayer said. “I say you can never make it too simple. These books are in no way insulting.” Among the programs and services run by the institute is a clinic at Los Lomas Elementary School in La Habra called the Friends of Children Health Center. It provides health care and dental care for 13,000 uninsured or underinsured low-income patients every year, said Mayer. The institute also provides tools, strategies and clinical solutions to health-care workers, physicians, pharmacists and social workers through its annual Health Literacy Conference, and also provides a range of social services to communities. “This work gives me meaning by giving me a chance to give back to the community,” Mayer said. “I see families who are very vulnerable. But it’s not them, it’s their circumstances. It’s not their fault. This is very rewarding work because I can help those people.” (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3029last_img read more

Holiday Calendar

first_img Children’s Holiday Music Program will feature holiday music performed by children from local elementary schools and performers from Vibe Performing Arts Studios, 5-7 p.m. Wednesday outside the food court entrances at Westfield Valencia Town Center, 24201 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 298-1220. Family caroling party will meet in the parking lot, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Santa Clarita United Methodist Church, 26640 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. The caravan of singers will provide the gift of song and spread the holiday spirit to surrounding neighborhoods and return to the church around 8 p.m. to warm up with hot beverages and cookies. Call (661) 297-3783. Jam For Jesus will feature some of the top music artists in Southern California playing a variety of styles from pop to rock, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 27265 Luther Drive, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-0622. Animal Christmas story time, 10 a.m. Dec. 24 at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 254-6604. Christmas Eve services with worship led by the Living Proof Choir and Steve Lively, 4 and 7 p.m. Dec. 24 at Grace Baptist Church, 22833 Copper Hill Drive, Santa Clarita. Traditional Communion celebration at 11 p.m. Call (661) 296-8737, Ext. 142. Christmas Eve service will feature the children’s musical “Once Upon a Night” at 5:30 and 7 p.m.; the adult and youth choirs, bells, dance and candlelight at 9 p.m.; and adult choirs, communion and candlelight at 11 p.m. Dec. 24 at Santa Clarita United Methodist Church, 26640 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Call (661) 297-3783. Hanukkah Party Havdalah, 6 p.m. Dec. 24 at Temple Beth Ami, 23023 Hilse Lane, Newhall. Bring a picnic lunch. Call (661) 255-6410. Hanukkah pancake breakfast will include breakfast, beverages and Hanukkah fun, 8:30-11:30 a.m. Dec. 25 at a private home in Stevenson Ranch. Cost: $15 for adults; children under 12 are free. Sponsored by Hadassah’s Kochava Group. Call Robin Bratlavsky at (661) 297-2960 or e-mail Family Christmas service, 11 a.m. Dec. 25 at Santa Clarita United Methodist Church, 26640 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Call (661) 297-3783. Hanukkah story time with songs, 7-8 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 254-6604. Hanukkah Family Festival will feature children’s crafts, live music, entertainment, hot latkes and a raffle, 6 p.m. Dec. 28 at Westfield Valencia Town Center, 24201 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Sponsored by Chabad of SCV. Call (661) 254-3434. To submit an event for the Holiday Calendar, contact Sharon Cotal at (661) 257-5256, fax her at (661) 257-5262, e-mail her at or write to her at 24800 Avenue Rockefeller, Valencia, CA 91355.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake Christmas in Other Lands story time, 10 a.m. Saturday at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 254-6604. Holiday celebration for children ages 2-12 will feature crafts, games, a bounce house, prizes and a visit from Santa, noon-2 p.m. Saturday at Dr. Richard Rioux Memorial Park, 26233 W. Faulkner Drive, Stevenson Ranch. Call (661) 222-9536. Hanukkah party, 2-4 p.m. Sunday at Granary Square shopping center on the corner of Arroyo Park Drive and McBean Parkway, Valencia. Co-sponsored by Temple Beth Ami. Call Linda Hollingsworth at (661) 296-3408. Sixth annual holiday show, titled “Enjoying the Holidays,” 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sunday at Ice Station Valencia, 27745 N. Smyth Drive, Valencia. Call (661) 775-8686 for ticket information. Drive-Through Living Nativity will feature hundreds of costumed actors performing scenes from the birth of Christ, 7-9 p.m. Sunday and Monday at Santa Clarita United Methodist Church, 26640 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Call (661) 297-3783. Shabbat Sounds service and Hanukkah party, 7 p.m. today at Temple Beth Ami, 23023 Hilse Lane, Newhall. Call (661) 255-6410. Santa Clarita Ballet will present the “Nutcracker Ballet,” 8 p.m. today, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday at the Vital Express Center for the Performing Arts at College of the Canyons, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia. Tickets: $22-$28 for adults and $20 for children and seniors. Call (661) 251-6844. “The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society’s Production of A Christmas Carol” will be presented, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 23 at the Repertory East Playhouse, 24266 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $16 for adults and $14 for students and seniors. Call (661) 288-0000. “A Christmas Carol” will be presented, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 6:30 Sunday at the Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $13-$17 for adults and $10-$13 for students and seniors. Call (661) 799-2702. last_img read more