Stumble at 18 doesn’t ruin Hie’s day

first_imgIt likely wasn’t the way USC men’s golfer Rory Hie expected to finish the 30th annual USC Collegiate Invitational. Hie, a Cerritos High alum, finished up the tournament with a double-bogey on the final hole. Luckily for him, he had a big enough cushion that it didn’t hurt him. Callaway Golf Invitational Long Beach State shot a 300 in the third and final round, landing the 49ers in 14th place overall in the tournament held at The Farms Golf Club in Rancho Santa Fe. Seniors Brett Lederer and Ryan Wood paced LBSU, each shooting 222 in the tournament to tie for 30th place. Softball LBCC 1, El Camino 0 Hie finished the event at 5-under-par 208 to win the individual title at North Ranch Country Club in Westlake Village. The Trojans finished second overall, shooting 253 as a team, 5-strokes behind first-place Stanford. center_img (8 inn.) Sarah Frudakis reached on an error in the eighth inning and later scored on a bases-loaded walk to Monique Sanchez to give the Vikings (6-7, 1-0) the win in their South Coast Conference season opener. Frudakis earned the victory in relief, allowing just one hit in six innings, while striking out three. LBCC resumes play at 3 p.m. Thursday against Mt. SAC. Baseball LBCC 24, Compton 8 Anthony Lymberopoulos enjoyed a huge day for the Vikings, going 2 for 5 including a home run and driving in six runs against the Tartars (1-21, 0-3) in South Coast Conference action. Mark Ruiz finished with three RBI, while teammates A.J. Bancroft, Chris Cordova, Daniel Prieto, Sean Plummer, Andy Beard and Curtis Thompson each drove in two runs for LBCC, which improved to 10-11 overall and 3-1 in conference. 160Want 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

Brothers ready to save lives at sea after following dad’s lead at Bundoran RNLI

first_imgTwo brothers are looking forward to being local lifesavers after being inspired by their father to join Bundoran RNLI.Brothers Oisin and Nathan Cassidy, from Kinlough in County Leitrim, joined up as volunteer crew members for the charity as they wanted to follow in the footsteps of their dad James who has been a helm with Bundoran RNLI for 18 years.The duo have had a vital part of their crew training funded by Lloyd’s Register Foundation. They recently travelled to the RNLI College in Poole, Dorset, to complete the charity’s Crew Emergency Procedures course.The course sees volunteer crew being trained in a variety of crucial subjects such as how to deal with fires aboard lifeboats, how to ‘abandon ship’ in the event of an emergency (with a 4m jump into water), team survival swimming, coping in a life-raft in simulated darkness, how to right a capsized inshore lifeboat, and the importance of lifejackets. It also includes sessions on the correct use of flares, fire extinguishers and throw bags.Talking about the training, Nathan, who volunteers as a crew member, said: “It was inevitable that myself and Oisin would join the RNLI. Since an early age we’ve been around the lifeboat station with Dad and have seen the great work that he and all the other volunteers do week in, week out. We are both very proud to be part of crew at Bundoran RNLI and look forward to help save lives at sea in the Bundoran and Donegal Bay area.”Oisin and Nathan Cassidy – Bundoran Lifeboat VolunteersNathan and Oisin’s training took place in the Sea Survival Centre at the RNLI College, where they were joined by other RNLI volunteer crew members from around Ireland and the UK. The training was funded by Lloyd’s Register Foundation, a charitable foundation that helps to protect life and property by supporting engineering-related education, public engagement and the application of research. The Foundation has committed to funding the RNLI’s Crew Emergency Procedures course for a second five year period until December 2020. This additional funding of €1,208,400 brings their total support for RNLI crew training to just over €2,804,400* since 2008. More than 3,000 RNLI volunteer crew members have now received the training thanks to Lloyd’s Register Foundation’s funding. James Kilburn, Lifesaving Delivery Training Manager at the RNLI said: ‘We are so grateful to Lloyd’s Register Foundation for funding this vital part of our volunteer crews’ training.‘Their support is very important to us and it’s fantastic how, so far, over 3,000 of our crew members have benefitted from Lloyd’s Register Foundation funding this part of their training.  ‘As only one in ten of our volunteer crew members comes from a professional maritime background, the Crew Emergency Procedures course is crucial in giving our volunteers the training they need and helping keep them as safe as possible while carrying out rescues. It gives volunteers the confidence to save lives even in the most challenging conditions.’This donation is the latest in Lloyd’s Register Foundation’s relationship with the RNLI, which was recognised in 2010 when it received the Group Supporter Award from Prince Michael of Kent in recognition of its valuable support of the charity.Brothers ready to save lives at sea after following dad’s lead at Bundoran RNLI was last modified: August 8th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)last_img read more

Ipswich forward to miss Bees clash

first_imgIpswich will be without striker Brett Pitman for their trip to Brentford on Saturday.Pitman has been struggling with a thigh injury he recently picked up in training.He also missed the East Anglian side’s EFL Cup defeat by Stevenage on Tuesday.Luke Hyam is also sidelined for the game at Griffin Park but Daryl Murphy will return after being rested for the Stevenage match.“Brett is still out but we will have everyone else available apart from Luke, who is still getting treatment,” Ipswich boss Mick McCarthy confirmed to the club’s website.“Conor Grant has got a slight groin injury but he will be okay. Daryl Murphy is back as well. He trained today and will play at Brentford.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

Warriors 117, Suns 107: Warriors prevail despite slow start

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos or videos on a mobile device.PHOENIX — The Warriors walked away feeling happy with a 117-107 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Friday, marking the 14th win out of the past 15 games, 12th consecutive road win and 18th straight against Phoenix. The Warriors also walked away not feeling happy with what they showed.“They played harder and smarter than us, but talent eventually took over,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. “This is not a game …last_img

Durban stadium’s iconic arch complete

first_img16 February 2009A grand lighting ceremony was held on the weekend at Durban’s 80 000-seater Moses Mabhida Stadium, a host stadium for the 2010 Fifa World Cup, to mark the completion of its iconic arch.Speaking at the ceremony, KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sbu Ndebele said the completion of the arch symbolised more than just an architectural, engineering and construction milestone.“It is a celebration of teams working together to create not only an architectural and engineering masterpiece, but to physically create an icon that symbolises and spans years of history, years of hope, and years of work to let all South Africans feel the pulse of unification,” he said.African World CupNdebele said that South Africa, as the host of the upcoming World Cup, did not stand as a country alone, but rather as a representative of Africa, and would ensure that the tournament was an African event – one that would help spread confidence and prosperity across the entire continent.“We remain committed towards ensuring that the legacy is for Africa, South Africa, and the localities in which the World Cup will be played,” he said.Sporting precinctAs the backbone for the Kings Park Sporting Precinct, the stadium is designed to be a multi-functional, easy-to-maintain asset for the city municipality.By hosting major sporting and other events, the city aims to attract investment and employment in terms of its “2010 and beyond” economic development strategy.“This accomplishment has tremendously increased the awareness of our new landmark facility, and will start positioning the stadium not only as an icon of Durban, but will also confirm to the world that we are, indeed, Africa’s sporting and events capital,” Ndebele said.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Acid mine drainage: experts called in

first_img7 September 2010A team of experts is expected to assess the extent of acid mine drainage in South Africa and report back to a special inter-ministerial committee appointed by Water Affairs Minister Bulelwa Sonjica.The Cabinet last month mandated the minister to urgently establish a special task team to investigate how the government should respond to reports of acid water drainage in some parts of the country.Acid mine water, or water contaminated with heavy metals as a result of mining activities, is reportedly affecting the Gauteng, Mpumalanga, North West and Free State provinces. Reports suggest that this drainage poses health and economic risks for the country.Speaking in Cape Town on Monday, Sonjica said the experts would appraise the risk and look at what has already been done by various institutions and then assess the available solutions and technology.“They will interrogate and assess the viability costs of critical short-term interventions, integrate lasting and sustainable medium- and long-term solutions, and explore possible partnerships with the private sector,” Sonjica said.The ministerial committee will reconvene in six weeks’ time to receive a detailed report from the team of experts.Responding to media reports that the streets in Johannesburg’s CBD would be flooded with toxic mine water in the coming months, Sonjica assured the public that the situation was under control and that there was no need for people to panic.As a short-term measure, an amount of R218 million has been budgeted by the department to fit pumps to avert any situation that might arise.The minister said the country has been faced with the problem of mine water effluent, including acid mine drainage, for over 100 years.Over the past 15 years, the government has strengthened environmental regulation in the country through the introduction of the National Environmental Management Act, Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act and National Water Act.SAinfo reporter and BuaNewslast_img read more

Groundspeak Weekly Newsletter – December 14, 2011

first_imgDouble the Geocaching Fun This YearPurchase a Magellan eXplorist GC this holiday season and Magellan will toss in a FREE Trackable.The eXplorist GC is 100% dedicated to geocaching adventures. The device has a detailed and accurate preloaded worldwide map, easy to navigate menus, and rich graphics. It’s paperless geocaching-friendly and comes preloaded with some of the most popular geocaches in the world. And it’s a great deal at $149.99.To receive your free Trackable, the eXplorist GC must be ordered through Magellan. Hurry. Trackable supplies are limited.This offer is only valid in the US and Canada.Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedGroundspeak Weekly Newsletter – June 14, 2011June 15, 2011In “Groundspeak’s Weekly Newsletter”Groundspeak Weekly Newsletter – May 18, 2011May 18, 2011In “Groundspeak’s Weekly Newsletter”Groundspeak Weekly Newsletter – April 13, 2011April 13, 2011In “Groundspeak’s Weekly Newsletter”last_img read more

How to Track Twitter Friendships for Business and Pleasure

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… marshall kirkpatrick 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting RSSFriends + Yahoo Pipes + TwitterFeed = @marshallkbuds. That’s a new account I created just to show off the names of people I make friends with on Twitter, in case you’re interested in meeting them too. I also used a service called Feed.Informer to display a widget on the sidebar of my personal blog of the most recent people I’ve made friends with on Twitter. I think that’s interesting and valuable information that I will benefit from sharing.3. Track Your Company’s New and Departed FriendsFinally, RSSFriends also offers an RSS feed of any accounts that follow or unfollow a given account. That’s got brand management written all over it, doesn’t it? I haven’t been able to get this feature to work yet for the @rww account but I suspect that may be because it has too many followers already. For a small business, this could prove quite useful. So far this service has proven most useful to me as a way to discover interesting new Twitter users. It’s pretty incredible to think that I can follow along behind some of the tech world’s most interesting people and consider for subscription all the people they add as friends on Twitter. That’s the kind of thing that a social network with open user data makes possible, though. It might feel a little creepy but the utility is undeniable. Hopefully people will use services like this for good and not evil. Related Posts Finding the right people to follow on Twitter can offer a real competitive advantage in many lines of work. Some people are very good at it; they are super connected and they find great people to follow. Now a new service built on top of Twitter lets you ride the coattails of those well-connected people and easily follow whoever they add as friends, too.Thorsten Zoerner is an IBM product marketing manager based in Germany. He’s built a wonderful little service called RSSFriends that really fills a niche and makes some very powerful things easy to do. RSSFriends offers an RSS feed of new people that any Twitter account begins following, or of anyone that stops following a designated account. Here are three ways I’ve begun using this service.1. Finding the Friends of the Famous & Influential I don’t want to creep anyone out, but if you’re someone I think is really interesting and has an interesting taste in friends – I may be getting an IM now with the Twitter username of everyone you start to follow. For the past week I’ve been tracking a number of interesting people with RSSFriends feeds run through the RSS-to-IM service It’s pretty interesting. I get a handful of messages throughout the day that say things like “Person X that you are tracking just made friends with Person Y.” Then I look at Person Y and in many cases, I start following them too. It’s pretty great.2. Show Off Your Taste in Friends Tags:#How To#web last_img read more

10 months agoCrystal Palace defender Kelly happy for Gauita after winning debut

first_imgCrystal Palace defender Kelly happy for Gauita after winning debutby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCrystal Palace defender Martin Kelly was delighted to be part of victory over Leicester City.The Scouser was impressive for the 1-0 win.Kelly said, “I felt we did really well as a team,” he said. “We showed again how dangerous we are at home, especially with how loud the fans are. We had a really strong performance and every one of us fought for those three points today.”Every game now feels massive, it always does in the Premier League. There are no games that you take for granted but we know going into home games we’ve got a real chance of getting a result because of how good our fans are. They put us on the front foot.”On debutant Vicente Guaita’s clean sheet, Kelly added: “Vicente has been working his socks off in training, waiting for his chance, and he saved us today with that stop. He was brilliant.”He’s quite a character if you get to know him. He doesn’t know much English but he knows the basics, he knows enough to communicate with you on the pitch and that’s what you want when the big man’s behind you. You need him to be talking, he can see the whole pitch. He’s settled in and I’m sure he’ll be made up that he’s had his chance and he’s done well.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more