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Video | Wisconsin’s Bo Ryan and players talk Final Four

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Benton aims for spot in 4A semifinals

first_imgRussell Hedgesrhedges@bossierpress.comA year ago, the Benton Tigers’ season ended with a loss to Teurlings Catholic in the Class 4A baseball quarterfinals.The Tigers have reached that point again. Benton (28-8), the No. 4 seed, hosts No. 5 St. Michael the Archangel (23-9) of Baton Rouge at 4 p.m. today with a spot in the semifinals in Sulphur on the line.Benton, the District 1-4A champ, has rolled past South Terrebonne, 11-1, and Northwood, 12-0, in the playoffs. St. Michael, the District 6-4A champ, has defeated Beau Chene, 15-5, and Eunice 8-6.Benton coach J.D. Stephens said he plans to start Aaron Henigan on the mound today.Henigan pitched a five-inning four-hitter against South Terrebonne in his last outing.“Each round is going to be what it is,” Stephens said. “Eight teams are left in 4A and St. Michael is one of the best hands down. Everybody we’ve talked to says they can swing it with anybody. And they got a guy that can get out there and compete and throw strikes.“We’d like to stay prepared with St. Michael but at the same time we’re going to make sure we stay within ourselves, keep our approach at the plate. You get so caught up playing your opponent, you lose sight of what you’ve done to get there … Henigan is going to go out there and throw his game and offensively we’re going to have the same approach.”Benton has won 13 straight games since losing to Class 3A power Evangel 6-1 on April 4.The Tigers are a veteran club with all but one starter back from last year’s team that lost to Teurlings Catholic.Northwestern State signee Jordan Shaffer and Cameron Horton have been the most consistent hitters, but the Tigers have gotten production up and down the line.Wade Grubbs, Taylor Ward, Jaret Gill, Josh Scherer, Branson Woodward, Peyton Leflett, Tyler Stephens and Henigan have all made major contributions at the plate and in the field.Aaron Sheppard has done his part on the mound. Aaron Baker and TJ Anderson have bothplayed roles in the team’s success.StanChart by CNBC CatalystBlockchain Is Changing the Game for Trade Financing. Here’s How It’s Driving Future Global Trade.StanChart by CNBC Catalyst|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTop Expat InsuranceExpat Living in Hong Kong without Health Insurance?Top Expat Insurance|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPerfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?|SponsoredSponsoredUndoInstant Voice TranslatorInstant Voice Translator (43 Languages) Takes Hong Kong By StormInstant Voice Translator|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDating.comTung Chung is actually full of single men. Check them out on this premium dating site!|SponsoredSponsoredUndoStrategyCombatIf you own a Computer, then you have to play this Game. No Install.StrategyCombat|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more

Other Sports Jitender Kumar Clinches Silver In Asian Wrestling Championships, Sushil Kumar’s Tokyo Journey Becomes Difficult

first_imgNew Delhi: Jitender Kumar sealed his place in the Indian team for the Olympic Qualifiers with a silver medal at the Asian Championship in New Delhi on Sunday, a result that could slam the Tokyo Games door on veteran Sushil Kumar. Two-time Olympic medallist Sushil had skipped the continental event citing an injury. A gold eluded India on the second day of the men’s freestyle competition with Deepak Punia (86kg) and Rahul Aware (61kg) finishing with bronze medals. Up against Kazakhstan’s Daniyar Kaisanov, Jitender showed tremendous defensive skill, but was lacking in attack. The Indian lost 1-3 to the defending champion. However, his performance was enough to convince the national federation that he should travel to Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan for the Olympic Qualifiers, without a re-trial.It means that Sushil, who also competes in 74kg, will have to wait and see how Jitender fares in Bishkek, where the finalists will directly qualify for the Tokyo Games. If Jitender reaches the gold medal bout there, it will affect the prospect of Sushil, who has been struggling since the 2018 Asian Games. If Jitender fails to seal an Olympic quota in Bishkek, the last chance would be through a World qualifying event in April.”I tried one move towards the end but could not execute it properly, it could have got me the gold. There are improvements in the my game and it could be seen. This silver is special. Now I will try harder to get Olympic quota,” said Jitender. His attacking moves from a distance were not good enough to get a good grip on his rivals. Largely, he was defending from standing position.Tough Road For Sushil KumarIn fact, in the semifinal against his Mongolian opponent, all three points were scored on passivity and the bouts lacked flare. Before that, Jitender had won his qualification bout rather easily but just about managed to win his following bouts against Iran’s Mostafa Mohabbali Hosseinkhani (2-2) and Mongolia’s Sumiyabazar Zandanbud (2-1). “We will not have trials in any category in men’s free style. We will see how our wrestlers perform in Bishkek,” Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh said.Sushil Kumar missed the Asian Wrestling Championships due to injury. (Image credit: Getty Images)Much to the disappointment of the home fans, world championship silver medallist Deepak lost his 86kg semifinal to Japan’s Shutaro Yamada. His style was identical to Jitender’s and his moves from distance did not yield the desired result. Against Yamada, the only points he scored from a takedown were removed after a successful challenge from his opponent’s camp. In the fight for bronze against Issa Abdulsalam Abdulwahhab Al Obaidi, the Indian looked a different man, winning it easily. He defated his Iraqi rival by technical superiority.”I had not trained enough because of an injury I suffered during training after I arrived in India from Russia. I had six stitched just above my right eye,” Deepak, who won a silver at 2019 Worlds, said. In the non-Olympic 61kg category, Rahul, who won a bronze at the Worlds in Nur Sultan, paid the price for being overconfident as his unnecessary challenges cost him dearly. His movement was terrific and so were his attacks but untimely challenges resulted in him losing points in both the quarterfinal and semifinal.Also Read | Ravi Dahiya Emerges Strong Candidate For Tokyo 2020 Olympics After Gold In Asian Wrestling ChampionshipsIn a fast-paced, high-scoring quarterfinal bout against Uzbekistan’s Jahongirmirza Turobov, Rahul won 11-9, largely because of his superior defence. The Pune grappler lost his semifinal to Kyrgyzstan’s Ulukbek Zholdoshbekov 3-5. He won bronze after downing Iran’s Majid Almas Dastan 4-2 in an exciting bout. In the 125kg, Satender won his qualification bout but later lost his quarterfinal and repechage rounds. In the 92kg, Somveer’s challenge lasted just 24 seconds against his Uzbek rival Ajiniyaz Saparniyazov. For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

ESI Job Picks – Find the job for you in esports – August Edition

first_imgHow do you land that dream job in esports? With the industry growing at an almost alarming rate, there are more roles emerging all the time with more talent across the board required to sustain and continue this growth.This is where we come in. Each month we will look through a selection of our favourite current jobs over on Hitmarker and share them with you, our readers, in the hope of landing you a career in our wonderful industry.Ubisoft – Guildford, United Kingdom – UK Esports & Community Engagement Manager – Full-Time (6 month contract)Ubisoft are well know in gaming, from popular series like Assasins Creed, to emerging esports scenes in Rainbow Six Siege and to a lesser extent For Honor. Ubisoft has always been a solid horse to back in the industry and the company is looking to the UK for its next big esports hire as they look for a UK Esports & Community Engagement Manager.The role will see you assist the Ubisoft Brand, PR & Digital Manager in planning social engagement in the UK across social and community platforms, the focus being on the Tom Clancy & Siege series. The role requires good organisation skills, a proactive attitude and a passion for the Tom Clancy games, its community and esports scene. The job is full-time but contracted for 6 months.You can apply for this job hereRed Bull – Santa Monica (California), United States – Athlete Manager – Full-TimeRed Bull, from their sponsoring of high octane sports, X-Games, owning Football teams and having their own F1 team, the company is known the world over, less so for their actual drink and more so for the aforementioned sports teams. Red Bull is taking steps to increase its presence in the gaming scene with a new edition to their esports staff with a new role as Athlete Manager in their gaming division.The role will require you to have intimate knowledge of the global competitive landscape, manage projects and act as the company’s primary liaison. The role will also require you to develop talent, acquire athlete’s, hone their skills, negotiate contracts and support them. The role requires over 3 years experience in esports with a preference for people who have worked in the management or marketing fields.You can apply for this job hereMethod – Remote – Battle Royale Manager – Part-TimeMethod, an esports team most famous for its impeccable history in World of Warcraft. From world 1st raid clears to WoW Arena championships. In that last few years Method has begun a transition into a multi-game organisation, taking part in the Gfinity Elite Series, Heroes of the Storm and now, the Battle Royale genre.Method is looking for a candidate who has 10-20 hours a week to dedicate to the role, is at least 21 and has a wealth of knowledge about both PUBG and Fortnite. The role will require you to travel, lias with Method management and handle tournament registration. So if you know all about getting that Chicken Dinner and meet Method’s other requirements, this might be the role for you.You can apply for this job hereThat wraps up this month’s list, check back in the first week of September for another set of amazing esports jobs and/or head over to up to our newsletter!last_img read more

Wanyama starts as Saints exit Cup

first_imgThe match at a less than half-full Stadium of Light was preceded by a minute’s applause in memory of former England great Tom Finney, who died on Friday aged 91, while the players also wore black armbands.Both managers made sweeping changes to their starting line-ups — nine for Sunderland, six for Southampton — and it was the visitors who enjoyed the best of the first half.James Ward-Prowse saw a half-volley saved by Oscar Ustari and Sunderland defender Santiago Vergini had to be alert to prevent Rickie Lambert applying the finishing touch to a Nathaniel Clyne cross.It was an uneventful opening, but Gardner illuminated proceedings in the 49th minute with a goal of shimmering quality, side-stepping Victor Wanyama, marking his first start since early December after suffering a hairline fracture and dispatching a 25-yard shot that crashed in off the bar.Lambert should have equalised for Southampton with nine minutes to play, but he somehow conspired to lift Clyne’s firmly struck cross over an open goal from barely five yards out.Holders Wigan Athletic visit Cardiff City later on Saturday, while the day’s stand-out fixture sees Manchester City host Premier League title rivals Chelsea.The game comes less than two weeks after Chelsea won 1-0 at the Etihad Stadium in the league and precedes Sunday’s headline tie between Arsenal and Liverpool.Earlier on Saturday, the fifth-round encounter between second-tier sides Sheffield Wednesday and Charlton Athletic was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch at Wednesday’s Hillsborough home.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000LONDON, February 15 – Craig Gardner scored a magnificent winning goal as Sunderland beat Premier League rivals Southampton 1-0 on Saturday to become the first side to reach this season’s FA Cup quarter-finals.The 27-year-old midfielder sent a dipping shot past visiting goalkeeper Kelvin Davis early in the second half to send two-time winners Sunderland into the last eight for the second time in three seasons.last_img read more

School meals take new, healthier turn

first_imgSANTA CLARITA – It’s official, the health food trend is deepening its roots in local schools. But cafeterias aren’t eliminating typical kid fare such as pizza and chips – they’re offering more healthful versions of the classic school favorites. Whole-wheat grilled-cheese sandwiches, reduced-fat chips and fat-free yogurt have replaced their more fattening counterparts in response to new state and federal requirements. Hoping to curb the obesity epidemic that has hit American young people in the past two decades, a federal mandate effective since June says school-meal plans must follow strict health and wellness guidelines. Schools must also incorporate nutrition into school lessons. “It’s really about trying to create that healthy school environment,” said Tracy Fasella, nutrition specialist for the Santa Clarita Valley Food Services Agency, the central kitchen that prepares meals for most Santa Clarita Valley school cafeterias. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’Fasella said childhood obesity is of primary concern. According to a study released last year, almost 24 percent of a sample of 1,385 fifth-, seventh- and ninth-graders were overweight. “We are very concerned with child obesity, it is growing out here just as it is around the country,” Fasella said. One of the biggest areas of change in school-meal plans is in nutrient standards. Entire school meals need to be less than 30 percent fat. A la carte items, which used to include sodas, chips and cookies, are now also subject to stricter nutrition guidelines. No single item can exceed 35 percent fat. To keep themselves in the school-food business, food vendors have had to go back to the test kitchen to change recipes so cafeteria food falls within the new nutrition standards. At the Santa Clarita Food Service Agency’s recent annual vendor fair, food-company representatives shared that the task hasn’t been easy. “It’s tough,” said Ben Godinez, a representative for ConAgra foods who said the company was forced to reformulate many of its school products. Supplementing fruit puree for sugar and using whole-wheat tortillas for burritos are two changes the company has made. Pamela Shayne Murray, education specialist for Otis Spunkmeyer, said sometimes it’s harder for recognizable brands to change their products. Spunkmeyer, known for its muffins, also has opted for fruit purees instead of refined sugar, and has reduced the size of muffins for school customers. “Our regular muffins are two servings, but I don’t know anyone who only eats half of the muffin,” Murray said. While Murray said the consistency of the products was a priority, she said one of the muffin flavors has received some complaints. “Our regular chocolate muffins have tons of chocolate chips, but these have a few. Kids notice that.” Fasella acknowledged that not all students are thrilled with the changes. “We have had a definite decline in a la carte sales,” she said. But she seemed confident that time would change things. “It took 20 years or so for the obesity epidemic to reach the state it’s in now. It’s great that there is all this attention but it will take time to reverse.” (661) 257-5254160Want 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

9th Annual Johnson Memorial Soup Dinner Nov. 22

first_imgSalem High School FFA and National Honor Society will be holding the 9th Annual Randy Johnson Memorial Soup Dinner on Friday, November 22nd. There will be over fifteen varieties of delicious soups available. Drinks and desserts will also be provided. Dinner will begin at 5:00 p.m. and last until the start of the varsity game. Randy Johnson was instrumental in the development of facilities and programs at Salem Community Schools, and we hope to continue to remember the legacy Randy left behind for our school system, as well as the surrounding area. Salem High School FFA and NHS have collected over $8,000.00 in the last eight years for the scholarship with assistance from the Washington County Community Foundation and the Lilly Endowment in the last few years.  If you have any questions or would like to make a donation to this fund and cannot attend, please contact Seth or Nicole Purlee via email at or You may also contact them by calling Salem High School.Please note the dinner will be occurring before and during the JV/Varsity Girls Salem vs. Eastern (Pekin) basketball game.last_img read more

First pictures as battered Ethiopian black boxes reach Paris

first_imgThe Ethiopian flight data recorder, Photo: BEA French investigators have provided the first picture of the battered flight data recorder from Ethiopian Flight 302 that will help determine how long the global Boeing 737 MAX fleet remains grounded.All eyes are on France’s Bureau d’Enquetes & d’Analyses (BEA) after the flight data and cockpit voice recorders were sent there for analysis by Ethiopian authorities.There is some irony that the home of Boeing rival Airbus holds the key to what happens next for the MAX fleet, grounded worldwide after the second fatal crash of a Boeing MAX 8 in less than five months.An Ethiopian team has accompanied the recorders to Paris after investigators resisted pressure from US officials for them to be taken to the US.The Wall Street Journal reported he Ethiopians were keen to show American investigators wouldn’t have undue influence over the probe.The BEA is due to start downloading data Friday but it is not clear how long an analysis will take.The US National Transportation Safety Board has also sent three investigators to Paris.US president Donald Trump, who announced the decision by the US Federal Aviation Administration to follow the rest of the world in suspending 737 MAX operations, has said he hopes Boeing resolves the situation quickly.READ:  Boeing 737 MAX disasters – what we know, and what we don’t.The cozy relationship between Boeing and Trump prompted criticism that politics and a desire to protect The US aerospace giant played a role in the US delay in grounding the planes.Some US politicians have called for an oversight review of the FAA’s late decision and its certification of the aircraft.However, FAA acting administrator Dan Elwell said the decision was based on new satellite tracking data that became available and allowed on Wednesday to establish a potential link between the first crash in October involving a Lion Air plane and Sunday’s crash of Flight 302.He said the satellite data showed similarities between the flights of the Lion Air and Ethiopian plane which, coupled with physical evidence on the ground, led to the decision.Challenged about the issue on NPR,  Elwell reiterated earlier comments that the FAA was a data-driven organization.He acknowledged that many experts had been talking about a link between the crashes but said none had possessed the data to act on it.“It was all conjecture and in aviation, the FAA and the US have always acted on data,” he said. “We’re a data-driven organization. We have the safety record we have today based on science, risk analysis and data.”Elwell said the FAA had been hopeful it would get information from the black boxes sooner but they had been damaged and couldn’t be read in Ethiopia.He said there were some lines or data from the black boxes that would confirm or deny a link between the crashes.“Remeber if a link isn’t made, you don’t have a common thread, there is not a need for grounding,” he said.“So once we got the data that made that relatively clear — it’s still not certain, it’s an ongoing investigation, there’s a lot more information we need to get — we got enough information to make this prudent action.”Asked how much the agency was thinking about not harming a major American company, Elwell said the agency no longer had a dual role regulating and promoting aviation.“It did about 30 years ago up until the ValuJet crash and then that dual role, which was part of our mandate, was ended,” he said, adding “the FAA makes safety decisions. Period.”.He said the agency had consulted with Boeing at a technical level about the aircraft and what the company did or didn’t know.“Consultation — absolutely that took place,” he said. “That always takes place with safety discussions and incidents but that’s it.”The US planemaker’s stocks began to slide again in early trading on Wall Street after appearing to stabilize Wednesday night.last_img read more

Illinois Amends Angel Investment Credit

first_imgIllinois enacted changes to the angel investment credit program. Taxpayers who qualify for the credit can apply it against Illinois:corporate income tax liability; andpersonal income tax liability.The changes:clarify eligibility limitations; andextend the credit reservation period for investments in certain businesses.Eligibility LimitationsTaxpayers eligible to claim the credit include:corporations; partnerships;limited liability companies (LLCs); andindividuals.Effective beginning January 1, 2019, it does not include:taxpayers who own 51% or more of the new business; ormembers related to a taxpayer who own 50% or more of the new business.The constructive stock ownership rules under IRC Sec. 1536(e) apply, except Illinois sets a 20% ownership threshold, instead of a 5% threshold.The same limit on control exists under the current credit program. But, it does not refer to control over the new business that receives the investment.Reservation PeriodIllinois caps total credits each year at $10 million. It awards the credits on a quarterly basis. It also reserves $500,00 from the annual cap for:businesses owned by minorities, women, and disabled individuals; andbusinesses located in counties with a population of 250,000 or less.Illinois extends the reservation period from 2 to 3 calendar quarters beginning January 1, 2019. Unused credits from the reservation period get added to total credits available for the next quarter.P.A. 100-686 (H.B. 5214), Laws 2018, effective as notedLogin to read more tax news on CCH® AnswerConnect or CCH® Intelliconnect®.Not a subscriber? Sign up for a free trial or contact us for a representative.last_img read more

Senate Panel Tells NSF to Train More Cyber-Security Personnel

first_imgA Senate spending panel wants the National Science Foundation (NSF) to triple its investment in training the next generation of cyber-security professionals. But pleading poverty, it’s trimmed in half NSF’s request to start building a National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON). The commerce, justice, and science subcommittee that has jurisdiction over NSF released its report language today as its $60 billion spending bill was approved by the full Senate Appropriations Committee. NSF would receive all but $71 million of its $7.4 billion request—a 6.2% increase—for the 2001 fiscal year that begins on 1 October. Within NSF’s two largest accounts, it sliced $51 million from a $6.02 billion request for research while preserving the $892 million for education. But the panel did some intriguing reshuffling within those parameters. The biggest boost to NSF’s request would be a tripling, to $45 million, of a $15 million scholarship program to train cyber-security professionals who work for the federal government. The panel said a 92% placement rate for graduates of the program, begun in 2001, warranted the large increase. The panel also specified that “not less than $20 million” of the increase be spent on those seeking graduate degrees in the field. 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The plan was to spend $20 million in 2011 to begin installing instruments for the first two of what will eventually be 20 sites around the country. The panel reduced that to $10 million while supporting the requested amounts for four other large facilities already under way. The committee also tried to squash NSF’s plans to revamp its programs to train more minority undergraduates in science and engineering. “One size will not fit all,” it declared in telling NSF not to merge three programs that support research and education at historically black institutions and tribal colleges. “These three programs each have different purposes and engage students and colleges in a different manner.” The bill must now go to the full Senate and be reconciled with a sister version in the House of Representatives, a process that may not be finished until after the November elections.last_img read more