Sinn Fein select new MLAs in Foyle and West Tyrone

first_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Sinn Féin have selected Karen Mullan to replace newly elected MP Elisha McCallion as an MLA for Foyle.She was selected at a convention in the city last night, and now goes forward to be ratified by the party’s Ard Comhairle.Meanwhile, in Omagh, Sinn Féin have selected Catherine Kelly to replace Barry McElduff as MLA for West Tyrone after he was elected to Westminister last week.Pic- Karen Mullan, who has been selected for co-option for the Assembly to replace Elisha McCallion with Raymond McCartney MLA, Mitchel McLaughlin, and Cliona O’Kane. News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsAppcenter_img Pinterest Sinn Fein select new MLAs in Foyle and West Tyrone Harps come back to win in Waterford Previous articleEnglish, McGuigan, Lecky & McGlynn named on Ireland European TeamNext articleCarthy accuses FG of undermining EU Parliament tax scrutiny report News Highland Facebook By News Highland – June 13, 2017 Twitter WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Homepage BannerNewslast_img read more

News / Women can rise to the top, says Geodis’s Marie-Christine Lombard – ‘take risks’

first_imgBy Alex Lennane 18/11/2020 She said: “At that time I encountered quite some hostility and jealousy from colleagues. It would have been different if I’d been a man. It’s not a glass ceiling, it’s the energy and effort you need to exert.“How do you counter that? You need to find partners and allies; you need to know yourself so you can face this hostility, or questions of ability; and you need to exert more energy.”She added: “If you want to succeed you have to take greater risks than men.”As an example, she said, she was working at BNP Paribas and “went to work for a mid-sized company in logistics, everybody thought I was mad. I thought there was an opportunity in that sector to develop further”.Ms Lombard warned that there had been plenty of examples of civilisations taking a step backwards when it comes to women.“There is always a risk, and you can’t take for granted where we are today.”One of the challenges now, she says, is working from home because of Covid-19.“I am totally against it. It’s isolating, and destroys the value of working collectively. There is a huge danger that women will be more impacted. You lose creativity and inspiration – we need to be extremely careful that this does not become the norm.”Data shows that women are more likely to have reduced their working hours than men during lockdowns, threatening their place in the boardroom.Ms Lombard has put her money where her mouth is: Geodis today announced it had partnered with Bureau Veritas to obtain the GEEIS (Gender Equality European & International Standard) designation, and will establish common gender equality and diversity in workplace standards, including pay, the advancement of women, skills development and diversity.Currently in France, women in management with the same roles and experience as men receive 10% less in pay, and only 20% of executives are women.Under the agreement, Geodis will have its practices audited for a three-month period across 12 of the countries in which the group operates, starting in 2021 with France, England, Germany and Italy. It will continue in 2022 in Canada, Mexico, the Netherlands, Australia and then Morocco, the US, Poland and Singapore in 2023.Geodis has also signed the G20 EMPOWER Alliance pledge, supporting the advancement of women in the private sector.Ms Lombard advised women to “know your unique talents and leverage them. Know what you are excellent at. Don’t be afraid of going forward, take opportunities and risks. As leaders, there are more risks for women than men. You need to find people that are inspiring; choose who you are going to work for.”While Ms Lombard had thought there were better opportunities for her in logistics, as compared to banking, there is still much work to be done. This week, for example, Tiaca announced that yet another man was joining its 13-strong all-male board. And this follows a similar announcement from SkyTeam Cargo – and others.Agnès Pannier-Runacher, the French minister delegate for industry, added at the Forum that ensuring women rose to the top was not just about inclusiveness or equality, it was about companies performing better. Women need to exert more energy and effort and take more risks if they are to rise to the top in business, says Geodis CEO Marie-Christine Lombard.At the Women’s Forum for Economy and Society this morning, Ms Lombard said she had faced hostility from colleagues as she rose to become a chief executive.“I didn’t have a glass ceiling – quite clearly – but at 33, I was already number-two [at Jet Services Group], and was number-one by the time I was 38.”Jet was bought by TNT and she became the express company’s group MD.last_img read more

Phoenix has added more construction jobs than all other metros

first_imgThe Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale metro area added the most construction jobs of any metro area in the nation during the past twelve months, according to an analysis released by the Associated General Contractors of America today. As local construction firms expand their payrolls, the national association and its local chapters are taking steps to prepare the next generation of construction workers amid significant construction worker shortages.“Phoenix has gone from being the poster child for the construction depression to the best job market for construction workers in the country,” said Brian Turmail, national spokesman for the Associated General Contractors of America. “Yet the construction industry in Arizona and across the country faces significant and costly workforce shortages.”Turmail noted that the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale metro area added 13,800 new construction jobs between March 2018 and March 2019, an 11 percent increase. He added that the area added the most construction jobs among the 358 metro areas the association tracks. There are 134,900 people working in construction in the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale area today, up from a post-recession low of 80,000 in March 2011.The association spokesman said the Phoenix area was not alone when it comes to adding construction jobs. Nationwide, 218 out of 358 metro areas added construction jobs during the past year, including the Tucson, Prescott and Flagstaff metro areas. But he cautioned that the 2019 Construction Hiring & Business Outlook the association released earlier this year found that 78 percent of contractors report having a hard time finding qualified workers to hire.Turmail noted that construction employment is expanding in most parts of the country at a time when many older workers are retiring and too few young adults are considering high-paying careers in construction. He noted that one reason for that is that public investments in career and technical education have declined significantly for much of the past several decades. That is why the association released its new Workforce Development Plan, which outlines a series of steps federal officials should take to make it easier to establish construction training programs, he added.The plan calls for doubling federal funding for career and technical education programs over the next five years. It also calls on federal officials to evaluate schools based on how many students graduate into high-paying jobs like those available in construction, in addition to how many enter college. And the plan calls for comprehensive immigration reform that allows more individuals with construction skills to legally enter the country, a path to legal status for workers already in the country and measures to secure the border.Turmail added that the association is also working to recruit more young adults in the construction industry. He noted that the association recently launched a targeted digital advertising campaign in Phoenix and other fast-growing metro areas designed to attract a broad range of younger people into the industry. And he noted that the association’s local chapters, the Arizona Chapter, AGC and the Arizona Builders Alliance, as well as the broader local business community, are taking steps a range of steps to address workforce shortages.“Phoenix would be adding even more new construction jobs if our member firms could find people to hire,” said David Martin, the president of the Arizona Chapter, AGC. “Yet one of the surest paths to a good career and middle class life style is working in the state’s construction industry,” he added, noting that construction jobs pay 10 percent more than the average job nationwide. “Arizona’s education system is not producing enough builders,” said Tom Dunn, the president of the Arizona Builders Alliance. “But too few people appreciate the many benefits of pursuing construction careers, which is why we are working with a broad business coalition to launch a new region-wide construction recruiting campaign later this year.“Unless we can find a way to encourage more young adults to pursue high-paying careers in construction, contractors in Arizona and across the country will face significant workforce shortages,” the construction association spokesman added.last_img read more

Keyssa Announces Contactless Connectivity Solutions Designed for Mobile Applications

first_img 3 x 3mm package with integrated antennae Support for multiple high-speed video and data protocols including USB 2.0 Operates at speeds up to 6Gbps Very low system BOM (bill of materials) High reliability and high customer system yields Keyssa, a leader in high-speed, contactless connectivity, has announced its next-generation component connector product, the KSS104M, delivered in an ultra-compact 3 x 3 mm footprint and featuring improved electrical and mechanical allowances for ease of design in, drastic reduction in power, and support for many industry standard high-speed protocols. Keyssa will also be releasing the KSS104M-CW (Connected World), a ready-to-use contactless connectivity module that includes all the system-critical electromagnetic and mechanical requirements to implement the KSS104M in mobile and other system products.The KSS104M is the latest in the line of Keyssa’s Kiss Connectivity solutions, which are tiny, low-cost, low-power, solid-state electromagnetic connectors that enable large amounts of data to be securely transferred between devices at very high speeds. As with prior generations, the KSS104M can be easily integrated into customers’ end products without requiring any changes to their software or firmware, by supporting several industry standard high-speed data and video protocols. The KSS104-CW, an electromagnetic module system based on the KSS104M, addresses power delivery, mechanical attach mechanisms, electromagnetic channel design including, waveguides case properties (including colors and finish) and materials requirements. This module can be used across multiple application spaces enabling faster time-to-market utilizing highly-reliable contactless connectors.The KSS104M-CW represents commercialization of Keyssa’s vision to free the mobile phone from annoying cables, eliminate unreliable mechanical connectors and the interference they create, provide data throughput that far exceeds what is available on wireless networks, and ultimately unleash industrial design innovation previously blocked by traditional connectors.Consumers and manufacturers have always begrudgingly accepted the need for mechanical connectors. Keyssa has spent 9 years in R&D to understand all the technical requirements needed to implement high-speed contactless connectivity in mobile products. After countless man hours and the filing of 250 patents, they developed the KSS104M and the KSS104M-CW. This compelling connector-free capability is available to manufacturers who want ease of implementation and testability, enabling very high volume and confidence in system yield and reliability.With the KSS104M, they have focused on extending their leadership in contactless connectivity by combining performance and power and delivering it in an extremely tiny footprint, ideal for embedding in compact mobile or embedded IoT devices. Further, the KSS104M has been designed to deliver very high customer system yields due to its high reliability and industry-leading mechanical allowance that simplifies high-volume manufacturing.Foxconn Interconnect Technology (FIT), an investor in Keyssa, is working to help bring Keyssa’s product to market by building high-speed contactless connector modules (KSS104M-CW) that can be integrated into systems. Keyssa’s contactless connectivity solution represents a completely new and disruptive form of device connectivity, free from wires. With the KSS104M’s advantages in contactless signal connectivity, it is expected that by integrating the KSS104M with power and mechanical attach mechanisms in a contactless connectivity module, the module can be used across multiple application spaces enabling faster time-to-market and highly reliable contactless connectors.The KSS104M-CW has been designed with the Connected World initiative in mind. Their ecosystem partners need to know that high-speed connectivity can be easily and reliably implemented in systems, with extremely high system yield, in volumes in the range of hundreds of millions, and at a very low system BOM (bill of materials).Beyond the technical improvements of the KSS104 product line, the KSS104M key features include: The KSS104M is currently running through extensive high-volume manufacturing qualification across tolerances, temperature, humidity, drop test, protocol backward compatibility (USB), movement, vibration, and other high-volume mobile qualifications. The KSS104M is currently sampling to customers.Click here to learn more about this technology.last_img read more

Argonaut Weekly: March 29-April 4

first_img Share Argonaut Weekly: March 29-April 4 Argonauts of the Week: (L-R) Dustin Lawley, Shannon Miles, Barbara Oliveira center_img PENSACOLA, Fla. – The West Florida baseball team is off to a 5-1 start to its Gulf South Conference schedule, as the Argonauts are tied for first atop the East Division standings.  Elsewhere in UWF Athletics, the No. 14 men’s golf team had a solid finish among some strong Division II programs at the Bobcat Invitational, and the No. 15 UWF softball team went 2-2 for the week.  Finally, the Argonauts tennis teams continued their tough schedules, with each team falling to Valdosta State in their first GSC losses of the season while also picking up victories in their other matches.ARGONAUTS OF THE WEEKDustin LawleyJunior Third BasemanBaseballOn the week Dustin Lawley (Bessemer, Ala./Wallace State CC – Hanceville) was outstanding at the plate, batting .615 with eight runs batted including a go-ahead two-run homer in the top of the ninth in the Argos 6-5 game one win over West Georgia. In six games played this week the junior recorded multiple hit games in all but one contest and is currently riding a seven game hit streak. He has now tallied 13 multiple hit games on the season which is one off the team high of 14. He currently leads the team in batting (.392), on-base percentage (.464) and stolen bases (14) and is second on the team with a .536 slugging percentage and 38 hits.Shannon MilesSenior First BasemanSoftballShannon Miles (Shreveport, La./Bossier Parrish CC) used a .455 average at the plate and nine RBI to help the No. 15 UWF softball team to a 2-2 record on the week. Miles launched three homeruns over the course of the week, including her second grand slam of the season in a loss to No. 4 Valdosta State. The senior tallied five extra-base hits, and had two four-RBI performances in four games. Miles leads her team with nine homeruns and 43 RBI this season, and she is also batting .374 with a team-high .727 slugging percentage.Barbara OliveiraJuniorWomen’s TennisBarbara Oliveira (Belo Horizonte, Brazil/Seminole CC) of the No. 9 UWF women’s tennis team led the Argonauts to a pair of victories in three matches last week.  The junior transfer was perfect in singles and doubles, picking up a 3-0 record at No. 1 singles, including a three-set win over No. 7 Natali Gumbrecht of Valdosta State, and a 2-0 mark in doubles alongside partner Mariana Sonnervig.For all of your hotel needs in the Pensacola area, visit www.highpointe.com.BASEBALL (23-12, 5-1 GSC)- 3/23 vs. Arkansas Tech (DH): 5-1 W, 6-4 W- 3/24 vs. Arkansas Tech: 7-9 L- 3/27 @ West Georgia (DH): 6-5 W, 7-6 W- 3/28 @ West Georgia: 8-2 WThe Argo baseball team continued to roll this week, picking up five wins including a three game sweep over Gulf South Conference opponent West Georgia. The Argos began the week by taking two-of-three from Arkansas Tech in a non-conference in-region matchup at Jim Spooner Field. The Argos then hit the road on the weekend for their first GSC road test against West Georgia, eventually sweeping the Wolves in three close ballgames.West Florida Head Coach Mike Jeffcoat earned his 150th win as the Argonauts skipper as his club defeated the Wonder Boys of Arkansas Tech 5-1 and 6-4 in a doubleheader sweep.  Josh Reed, in his first career start, took to the mound in game one of the series against Arkansas Tech and was outstanding on the hill. He allowed just one run in eight strong innings while scattering five hits with six punch outs to earn his first win as an Argonaut. In the nightcap the Argos held on for a 6-4 win, fending off a three-run seventh inning rally from Tech.In their first GSC road series of the season the Argos took advantage of a struggling West Georgia team and capitalized with a three game sweep. It was not an easy road to victory for the Argos as they erased five-run deficits in both games of Saturday’s doubleheader to pull out one-run victories. Dustin Lawley was the hero in game one, blasting a go-ahead two-run homerun in the top of the ninth to give the Argos a 6-5 victory. In game two it was Jack Materne who blasted his first homerun of the season, a two-run homer, in the top of the sixth to put the Argos on top 7-6. On Sunday afternoon it was Materne who once again used the long ball to spark the Argos offense and break a 1-1 tie in the top of the ninth. Seven runs would cross the board in the inning to give them eventual 8-2 win and a series sweep over the Wolves.This week is a short week for the Argos, playing four games in five days. On Tuesday they will host visiting NAIA Mobile at Jim Spooner Field with first pitch scheduled for 5 p.m. CT. The Argos will then hit the road for another GSC test when they travel to Livingston, Ala. for a three game series against West Alabama. First pitch for Friday’s doubleheader will begin at 4 p.m. with game two to follow and on Saturday the third and final game will begin at 1 p.m.MEN’S GOLF- 3/22-23 @ Bobcat Invitational: 4th of 17 teamsAfter being tied for the lead coming into Tuesday’s final round, the No. 14 West Florida men’s golf team shot a third round 306 for a total 888, but it was not enough to hold on. The Argonauts dropped back three spots to finish the Bobcat Invitational hosted by No. 2 Georgia College and State in fourth place, just seven strokes from tournament winner No. 8 Lynn.The Argonauts had two players finish in the top-15 of the field individually, with junior Otto Bonning placing low overall for the team at a tie for sixth place. Bonning shot a final round 77 for a total 219, five strokes back from individual winner Peter Tarver Jones from Belmont Abbey. Freshman Blake Olson’s consistent play allowed him to finish tied for 13th after a five-over 75 the last day, shooting a total 221 (73-73-75).The Argonauts will travel to their final tournament of the regular season April 5-6 when they head down to Miami Shores, Fla., to face No. 1 Barry in the Buccaneer Invitational at the Normandy Shores Golf Club.SOFTBALL (27-6, 6-4 GSC)- 3/22 vs. Wisconsin-Oshkosh (DH): 10-1 W (5 inn.), 9-7 W- 3/25 vs. Freed-Hardeman (DH): rained out- 3/27 @ No. 4 Valdosta State (DH): 6-14 L (6 inn.), 4-8 LWest Florida softball remained at No. 15 in the national poll and posted a 2-2 mark in action this week. The Argos swept Spring Fling opponent Wisconsin-Oshkosh to kick off the week, but fell in a doubleheader with No. 4 Valdosta State over the weekend. Shannon Miles stood out on the week, as she launched three homeruns, including her second grand slam of the season in a loss to VSU. In their final Spring Fling doubleheader of the week, the Argos cruised to a 10-1, five inning victory in the first game and then staged a 9-7 come-from-behind victory behind the arm of Harvey in game two over Wisconsin-Oshkosh. Miles stood out at the plate with a 2-3, four RBI performance that included two homeruns in the first game victory, while Crystal Thompson led with four RBI in the second game.The No. 15 Argos fell victim to the overpowering offense of No. 4 Valdosta State in a doubleheader sweep by the Lady Blazers on Saturday afternoon. While West Florida held leads in both games, they dropped the first game in six innings by a 14-6 score, and surrendered 8-4 in game two. Three Argonauts homered in the two contests, as Karri Bisbee led with three hits on the day.The Argos will be back in GSC action this weekend, traveling to West Alabama for a noon doubleheader on Friday. West Florida will then wrap up the weekend at North Alabama on Saturday, with first pitch also scheduled for noon.MEN’S TENNIS (7-7, 3-1 GSC)- 3/23 vs. No. 41 North Alabama: 8-1 W- 3/25 vs. No. 11 Georgia College & State: rained out- 3/26 vs. No. 21 Drury: 7-2 W- 3/26 vs. No. 3 Valdosta State: 4-5 L- 3/28 vs. Delta State: 8-1 WThe No. 7 UWF men’s tennis team went 3-1 for the week, with all four matches at home at the Ralph “Skeeter” Carson Tennis Complex.  The Argonauts picked up wins over No. 41 North Alabama, No. 21 Drury, and Delta State, but they fell to No. 3 Valdosta State 4-5 in their first GSC loss of the season.The Argos claimed an 8-1 win over UNA in the first match of the week, improving to 3-0 in conference play.  The Argonauts swept doubles play and dropped just one doubles match on the way to the victory.  After a match against No. 11 Georgia College and State was rained out, UWF returned for two matches on Friday.  In the morning match against Drury, the Argos swept doubles play once again and won four of six singles matches to pick up the 7-2 win.The Argos then hosted conference rival Valdosta State that afternoon, falling 4-5.  UWF went up 2-1 after doubles, as Kevin Ducros and Leandro Ferreira won 8-6 at the No. 1 spot and Sean Gunnels and Patrick Bateman also won 8-6 at No. 3.  After a stoppage of play due to darkness delayed the match until the following morning, VSU went back on top with wins at the No. 1, 4, 5, and 6 singles spots.  Ferreira had a big win at No. 2 singles for UWF, upsetting the No. 1 ranked player in the country Philip Pakebush 6-3, 7-6.In Sunday’s 8-1 win over Delta State, the Argonauts took two of three doubles matches and swept all six singles matches to improve to 7-7 overall.  Gunnels and Lue were especially impressive at the No. 5 and 6 spots, respectively, as Gunnels won 6-0, 6-2 and Lue picked up a 6-1, 6-1 victory.The Argonauts will next face No. 27 BYU-Hawaii (12-1) on Monday, March 29 at 2:00 p.m. at the Ralph “Skeeter” Carson Tennis Complex at UWF main campus in Pensacola, Fla.WOMEN’S TENNIS (8-6, 3-1 GSC)- 3/23 vs. North Alabama: 8-1 W- 3/25 vs. No. 31 Georgia College & State: rained out- 3/26 vs. No. 6 Valdosta State: 3-6 L- 3/28 vs. No. 27 Delta State: 9-0 WThe No. 9 ranked Argonauts went 2-1 last week, and they started things off with an 8-1 win over visiting North Alabama.  The Argonauts swept doubles play and dropped just one match in singles.  UWF then faced No. 6 Valdosta State, and the Lade Blazers outlasted UWF, handing the Argos a 6-3 loss.  Barbara Oliveira was one of two for West Florida to win at singles, and she defeated No. 7 Natali Gumbrecht at the No. 1 spot 3-6, 7-5, 10-0.  In the final match of the week, UWF bounced back with a 9-0 sweep of No. 27 Delta State.With the win over Delta State, West Florida women’s tennis improved to an 8-6 overall record. The Argonauts will now face No. 3 BYU-Hawaii (18-0) on Monday, March 29 at the Ralph “Skeeter” Carson Tennis Complex at 9:30 a.m. The match will be a challenging one, as the Seasiders count on the top ranked doubles pair formed by Elwen Li and Yuan Jia. In singles Li is ranked No. 2 in the nation, followed by Jia who is ranked No. 3. BYU-Hawaii also counts on Jenny Chin who is ranked No. 20 in the country in singles.MULTIMEDIAThe UWF Sports Information office is proud to offer a variety of ways to stay updated on Argonaut Athletics:- Live Audio- Live Video- Live Stats- eScores- E-mailing List- www.Facebook.com/GoArgos- www.Twitter.com/GoArgos- Photo Galleries- RSS Feeds- Podcasts2009-10 ARGONAUTS OF THE WEEK3/29Dustin LawleyBaseballShannon MilesSoftballBarbara OliveiraWomen’s Tennis3/22Ashleigh AllgoodSoftballDaniel Vargas-VilaBaseball3/15Melissa ChastangSoftballEric KrollBaseballAndrey PozhidaevMen’s Tennis3/8Taylor BrewsterWomen’s Tennis3/1Natalia EspinosaWomen’s GolfJason PostillBaseballBhavna ShettyWomen’s Golf2/22Amy DrakeWomen’s BasketballJillian LafranceSoftball2/15Amber IngramSoftballBlake OlsonMen’s Golf2/8Zach CatesBaseball1/18Jose DavilaMen’s Basketball1/11Sabrina StambouliWomen’s Basketball1/4Max HoggardMen’s Basketball12/14Ken MitchellMen’s Basketball12/7Amy DrakeWomen’s Basketball11/30Dominique BoykinsWomen’s BasketballMaurice ThomasMen’s Basketball11/23Shameka GordonWomen’s SoccerJonathan JacksonMen’s BasketballTiffany WilliamsWomen’s Basketball11/16Courtney JonesWomen’s SoccerJamie NicholsVolleyball11/9Frank CopeMen’s SoccerLindsay HommeVolleyball11/2Shakira DuncanWomen’s SoccerPatricia GandolfoVolleyball10/26Kara GonzalezVolleyballEddie PaganMen’s Cross CountryJordan StoneWomen’s Soccer10/19Valissia BrathwaiteVolleyballRichard DixonMen’s Soccer10/12Donald DavisMen’s Cross CountryShakira DuncanWomen’s Soccer10/5Kevin DucrosMen’s TennisLeandro FerreiraMen’s TennisBailee HedstromWomen’s Cross Country9/28Patricia GandolfoVolleyballJenny LinesWomen’s GolfKaley MorrisWomen’s Soccer9/21Tyler BowmanMen’s Cross CountryJay MainvilleMen’s Soccer9/14Kimberly ClarkVolleyballDernelle MascallWomen’s Soccer9/7Shaneka GordonWomen’s SoccerMegan SteinocherWomen’s Cross Country8/31Paul WilloughbyMen’s SoccerTHIS WEEK’S UWF ATHLETICS SCHEDULEMonday, March 29W. Golf @ Barry Bucs Women’s Invitational (at Miami, Fla.; Don Shula’s Golf Club)M. Tennis vs. BYU-Hawaii 2:00W. Tennis vs. BYU-Hawaii 2:00Tuesday, March 30W. Golf @ Barry Bucs Women’s Invitational (at Miami, Fla.; Don Shula’s Golf Club)Baseball vs. Mobile 5:00 Thursday, April 1M. Tennis vs. TBA (Blue Gray Championships) (at Montgomery, Ala.)W. Tennis vs. TBA (Blue Gray Championships) (at Montgomery, Ala.)Friday, April 2M. Tennis vs. TBA (Blue Gray Championships) (at Montgomery, Ala.)W. Tennis vs. TBA (Blue Gray Championships) (at Montgomery, Ala.)Softball @ West Alabama (DH) (at Livingston, Ala.)* noonBaseball @ West Alabama (DH) (at Livingston, Ala.)* 4:00 Saturday, April 3M. Cross Country @ Tiger Invitational (at Auburn, Ala.)W. Tennis vs. TBA (Blue Gray Championships) (at Montgomery, Ala.)M. Tennis vs. TBA (Blue Gray Championships) (at Montgomery, Ala.)Softball @ North Alabama (DH) (at Florence, Ala.)* noon Baseball @ West Alabama (at Livingston, Ala.)* 1:00For information on all UWF Athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Represent Berbice with pride, passion and commitment

first_img… BCB president tells U-17 teamPRESIDENT of the Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) Hilbert Foster last Monday urged the Berbice 14-man Under-17 team to represent the Ancient County with pride, passion and commitment during the upcoming Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) Under-17 Tournament.The newly-elected president was speaking at a specially-arranged meeting of the players, their parents and team management at the Albion cricket ground.Berbice, Foster stated, was known around the cricketing world as the Home of Legends such as Rohan Kanhai, John Trim, Basil Butcher, Joe Solomon, Ivan Madray, Alvin Kallicharran, Roy Fredericks and Leonard Baichan.Addressing the full house of cricketers and parents, Foster spoke widely on the importance of team unity, personal discipline, hard work and commitment.No form of indiscipline would be tolerated as the management of the team has been authorised to send home players who break the BCB Code of Conduct.The BCB president urged the attentive parents to be positive role models to their children and to instil in them the formula necessary for success.He committed the BCB to invest in the players’ future and announced that 2018 would be remembered as the year when Berbice Cricket was returned to its rightful place as the best in Guyana.Vice-president and Chairman of the BCB Cricket Development Committee, Albert Smith, urged the 14-man squad to work as a unit and to celebrate each other’s’ success.A highly successful cricket coach at the Inter-county and National levels, Smith stated that he was confident that the management team of former National players, Andre Percival and Delbert Hicks, would bring the best out of the teams. Smith also urged the cricketers’ parents to work along with the Berbice Cricket Board as the Board intends to create a working bond among itself, players, parents and the general public.Berbice are the defending champions and they face off today with the GCB Select Under-15 team at Bourda while Demerara clash with Essequibo at the Lusignan ground.last_img read more

At least six dead as monster ‘bomb cyclone,’ thundersnow wallop Northeast

first_img Related iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK ) — At least six people have died and more than 3,000 U.S. flights have been canceled due to a massive winter storm hitting the East Coast, with heavy snow, gusty winds and the coldest air of the season.State officials said three of the deaths occurred in North Carolina and a fourth happened in South Carolina, as the weather system barreled up the eastern coast.Among those killed were two men whose pickup truck slid off a road and overturned into a creek Wednesday night, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said at a press conference Thursday morning. The storm has also caused hundreds of car crashes around the Tar Heel state, Cooper said.Two people were killed in Virginia on Thursday, according to authorities. A 75-year-old man in Hampton was clearing snow from a business parking lot when he suffered life-threatening injuries from the snowplow, while a young girl was killed while sledding down a driveway in Chester, police said.The girl slid into the path of a Toyota Tacoma as it drove down the street. She was hit and later died at the hospital as a result of her injuries, according to police. Her age and identity were not released.Meanwhile, U.S. airlines canceled at least 3,731 flights within, into and out of the United States Thursday and delayed 1,401 others, according to airline tracking firm FlightAware. Most of the cancellations were in New Jersey, Boston and New York, where some areas could get one to three inches of snow per hour starting this morning.Major cities along the East Coast — from North Carolina to Maine — were under blizzard warnings, while others were placed under winter storm warnings.“A powerful Nor’easter will move north along the East Coast through Thursday,” the National Weather Service said in a statement. “Reinforcing Arctic air and gusty winds will sweep in behind the Nor’easter for the coldest wind chills of the season in many eastern locations.”Maine Gov. Paul LePage announced that all state offices will be closed Thursday. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie also closed all state offices and declared a state of emergency in three coastal counties.ABC News meteorologists spotted lighting on the radar Thursday morning in Long Island, New York, as well as parts of Connecticut, which means residents there could be experiencing thundersnow. The rare weather phenomenon results in the unusual combination of thunder and lighting during a snow storm.As this coastal snow storm moves over the warm waters of the Gulf Stream, the weather system is drawing moist, warm air into the atmosphere. That warm air rises and forms into a cloud where cold and warm air meet, producing turbulence that’s needed for lightning to form. The water droplets and ice crystals inside the cloud bump together and move apart in the air, creating static electric charges in the clouds, according to meteorologists.The storm has already brought record snowfall to cities like Tallahassee, Florida, where residents got the most snow since 2010, and Charleston, South Carolina, which received more than five inches of snow, breaking the record set in 1989.Meanwhile, some areas between Georgia and Virginia were blanketed with up to half a foot of snow by Thursday morning. A foot of snow was recorded in Atlantic County, New Jersey, by Thursday afternoon.“This will be a rapidly strengthening storm that is expected to produce strong winds and minor to moderate coastal flooding,” the National Weather Service said Wednesday after warning that the storm could result in downed trees and power outages along the East Coast.Snowfall in Boston should let up Thursday evening, while the areas surrounding New York City should get some relief by midnight, meteorologists said.But winds are expected to increase as the storm picks up off the coast of New England and “bombs out,” meteorologists said, referring to the term bombogenesis, which occurs when a storm system undergoes a quick drop in atmospheric pressure and strengthens.Wind gusts are forecast to come in between 40 to 60 mph along most parts of the East Coast this afternoon, but some areas, including Atlantic City, New Jersey, could see gusts above 70 mph.Separately, the coldest air of the season is forecast to spill from Canada into the eastern United States, bringing wind chills to as low as one degree in some major cities, including Washington, D.C., and New York City.The worst of the cold will be in the Northeast Friday morning, when wind chills are forecast to hit the minus 40s in New England. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMaticolast_img read more

Updated 2019 Fantasy Football PPR Rankings: TE

first_imgIn standard fantasy football leagues, the bottom half of the tight end barrel becomes about who might occasionally catch a touchdown. Things shift a bit in point-per-reception (PPR) formats, though. As such, you need different rankings for your cheat sheet if you’re in a PPR league. The draft strategy doesn’t change much — but it does change.Take a player like Vance McDonald in Pittsburgh. More than 200 targets left the Steelers this offseason in the form of Antonio Brown and Jesse James. Someone has to soak up those throws from Ben Roethlisberger. McDonald hasn’t shown to be a big-play guy or touchdown weapon in his career, but for PPR owners, he doesn’t need either of those as much if he’s simply catching the ball more. Similarly, someone like Atlanta’s Austin Hooper, who will always take a backseat to Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley, can continue to haul in short throws like last season when he ranked fourth in receptions among all TEs. 2019 Fantasy Football: TE PPR rankingsRankings based on full-point PPR leagues1. Travis Kelce, Chiefs2. Zach Ertz, Eagles3. George Kittle, 49ers 4. Evan Engram, Giants 5. O.J. Howard, Buccaneers 6. Jared Cook, Saints7. Hunter Henry, Chargers 8. Delanie Walker, Titans9. Trey Burton, Bears10. Eric Ebron, Colts11. Jimmy Graham, Packers12. Austin Hooper, Falcons13. Kyle Rudolph, Vikings14. Darren Waller, Raiders *We are aware Rob Gronkowski retired. At this point in the rankings, he’d be a worthwhile flier in the event he came back, which seems like a distinct possibility. DOMINATE YOUR DRAFT: Ultimate 2019 Fantasy Cheat SheetSomeone like Greg Olsen falls a bit in this format, though. At least in the realm of TEs, Olsen has always had more of a propensity for the occasional big play. In any given week, though, Olsen might not have caught as many balls as the other top options. And coming off injury, Olsen should be fine for his occasional burst, but he may not get the simple catches as frequently.2019 PPR RANKINGS:Running back | Wide receiver | Top 200If you find yourself in a PPR league, don’t change your thinking on the tight end position too much. How many passes they catch relative to their positional peers is more significant than any big shift in relation to other players. The top three are still the top three, and maybe the only ones worth reaching for in drafts. The middle guys, really from Nos. 4-15, are more likely to be on your roster but aren’t worth picking too early. DRAFT STRATEGY AND RANKINGS TIERS: Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/STIf you somehow end up with none of the top 15, just look for some level of opportunity. (Maybe draft-and-stash Rob Gronkowski as a backup on the chance he returns at some point this season, which we think he will?) A few more caught passes each week will get the job done in PPR leagues. Check back for frequent updates to this list throughout the preseason, and for analysis of individual TEs, go here.2019 STANDARD RANKINGS:Quarterback | Running back | Wide Receiver | Tight End | D/ST | Kicker | Top 200LISTEN TO THE SN FANTASY TE PREVIEW PODCAST BELOWlast_img read more