BASEBALL: Baylor pulls through in sixth to deny Lamar

first_img Campbell was masterful through six innings, striking out four while allowing just five hits and one walk. The senior transfer from Alvin was close to keeping Baylor scoreless through six innings, but a dropped strikeout on what should have been his final batter and an error allowed the Bear to reach. Baylor capitalized by singling up the middle on the next pitch, drawing a walk that put runners on first and second, and doubling down the right field line to score two. Baylor led 2-1.Ingram and Girouard both went 2-for-4 on the night to try to get Lamar back in the game but the Cardinals couldn’t complete the comeback. They’ll return to Beaumont on Friday to face New Orleans in a three-game Southland Conference series at Vincent-Beck Stadium. First pitch on Friday is scheduled for 6 p.m. Lamar sports informationWACO — A pitchers’ duel through and through, small mistakes led to all three combined runs between Lamar and Baylor on Tuesday at Baylor Ballpark.The Cardinals (6-23) held a 1-0 lead through five innings before the Bears (14-12) scored two in the sixth to escape with a 2-1 win. “Our pitching was phenomenal tonight,” said head coach Will Davis. “We threw a great game, and Jace [Campbell] deserved to get a win. There were just a couple of things that we didn’t execute, and in such a close game that gets magnified. No one play wins or loses the game but there are a couple of things that we wish we could’ve come through on. We also did several things well. We faced two pitchers that have been their Friday night starters in Big 12 play, so it wasn’t like it was an easy challenge.”Scoreless through three innings, Big Red came up with some clutch hitting in the fourth to take a 1-0 lead. With two outs Logan LeJeune singled up the middle, then advanced to second on a single from Cole Secrest. A single from Cole Girouard on the first pitch he saw scored LeJeune and placed Secrest on third, and a flyout with runners on the corners ended the top of the inning with Lamar leading 1-0. Jace Campbell sat down the Bears in order in the bottom of the inning to keep Lamar ahead.“It was great to see some clutch hits from Chase Whetsel, Logan, and Girouard tonight, all young guys that contributed to our first run,” said Davis. “We just couldn’t add on and unfortunately we weren’t able to hold them. Girouard is one of the best base runners on the team and one of the best defenders in the outfield, and he’s starting to put it together at the plate. He’s got a long way to go, but he has a lot of talent. He’ll continue to grow the more he plays.”center_img “There’s no moral victories in this game,” said Davis. “We should’ve won this game, and we know we were capable of winning. We’re going to try to turn the page on Friday against one of the best starters in the conference.”last_img read more

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School board, Burlington teachers union might resume talks

first_imgVermont Business Magazine The Burlington Board of School Commissioners said today that it and the teachers’ union (Burlington Education Association) are considering resuming negotiations on a new contract. Talks broke down two weeks ago as the two sides remained narrowly apart on salary increases, with a one percent increase in health insurance obligations. The board on September 15 then imposed a new salary structure on the teachers, which reflected its last offer. The teachers yesterday staged an “informational strike,” which included 300 members, supporters and parents. They planned more such non-school time strikes for early Wednesday and Thursday afternoon, but do not have plans at this point for a work stoppage.BEA President Fran Brock addresses members and community allies at an informational picket on Tuesday afternoon in front of the Staples plaza in South Burlington. BEA photos.Under the imposed terms, teachers will pay 16 percent of their health care (up from the current 15 percent, where the union wanted it to stay) starting January 1, 2017. By the time negotiations broke down, the board had increased its offer to 2.75 percent. The board initially had proposed a 1.8 percent salary increase, while the union asked for 5.29 percent. A fact finder suggested a 3.25 percent increase, which the union indicated it would accept, leaving the two sides only a half-point apart. Most of the other benefits will remain the same under the imposed contract.“The Board and the BEA share the goal of ensuring that teachers are compensated fairly and comparably with neighboring districts and both parties are also committed to making decisions that are in the best interest of Burlington’s children for this year and beyond,” stated Board Chair Mark Porter. “The Board looks forward to building on these shared goals and finding common ground that will allow the Board, the Union, and our community to move forward.” The school board also issued the following statement: “The Board would like to thank community members who reached out to us and to the BEA to urge both parties to re-engage in discussions regarding the teacher contract. Yesterday, the BEA contacted the Board’s negotiating team to extend an invitation to take part in such talks, and last night, we met to discuss this offer. As part of the negotiation process, the two parties engaged the services of an experienced mediator, Ira Lobel, who has developed positive relationships with both parties. He also has an understanding of the areas of commonality and difference that exist, as well as the budget parameters that the District faces. Today, the Board contacted the BEA to indicate a willingness to engage in additional discussions with the Union, should the mediator support this move and believe that meaningful progress is possible.”In order not to create false expectations, the Board also reiterates that it committed all available funding when they enacted the employment policy, based on the budget approved by voters in March. The Board is in a position to engage in discussions, with the understanding that neither budget cuts nor deficit spending are feasible options.”On September 20, the BEA formally rejected the imposed compensation.BEA members and allies try to rally support from commuters Tuesday afternoon. “By imposing working conditions on the Burlington Education Association, the Burlington School Board signaled it would rather fight with teachers than reach a settlement,” said Fran Brock, a Burlington High School history teacher who serves as the union’s president. “There is only one way to come back from the brink, and that is for the board to rescind the imposition and reach an agreement with us.”Following the news today of continued negotiations, Board Chair Mark Porter said:“The Board and the BEA share the goal of ensuring that teachers are compensated fairly and comparably with neighboring districts and both parties are also committed to making decisions that are in the best interest of Burlington’s children for this year and beyond. The Board looks forward to building on these shared goals and finding common ground that will allow the Board, the Union, and our community to move forward.” The union represents 400 educators, who serve the 3,600 students.Source: Burlington Board of School 9.28.2016last_img read more

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Caley Fretz promoted to Tech Editor of Velo

first_img Related Competitor Group Inc (CGI), the leading active lifestyle media and event company, has announced that Caley Fretz has been promoted to Tech Editor for both Velo Magazine and VeloNews.com. Fretz has worked at Velo since September 2010, most recently as Associate Technical Editor. He began as an intern in the spring of 2009 while still attending Colorado State University, where he was president of the collegiate cycling team.“Caley’s passion for the technical aspect of bike racing is unmatched,” said Neal Rogers, Editor-in-Chief of Velo. “He brings a depth of knowledge that our readers already recognize and appreciate, as well as a writing style that is inspired and original. His good-natured personality and keen attention to detail will serve him well in this new leadership role.”Fretz was instrumental, along with former Velo Tech Editor Nicholas Legan, in developing the protocol for the VeloLab bike reviews. According to CGI these are ‘among the most comprehensive and scientific technical bike reviews in English-language publishing.’He has been responsible for every phase of the review process, from planning to acquisition of product to testing and content creation, and has been immersed in the highest levels of cycling, covering the Giro d’Italia, Tour de France and other major races in his career.“Technology is a constantly evolving element of the sport, full of incredible innovation, products and personalities, and it is an element that I’m extremely passionate about,” said Fretz. “I’m excited to be at the forefront of the discussion, and proud to be part of the team at Velo, which strives every day to earn its place as the true cyclists’ resource for tech news and reviews.”Fretz now splits his time between Boulder, Colorado and Annecy, France, keeping a finger on the pulse of European cycling and technology. Beyond his journalistic pursuits, he is a category 1 road and cyclocross racer. He also holds a professional cross-country mountain bike licence.www.VeloNews.comlast_img read more

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Morgan Stanley to pay $1.25B to resolve mortgage lawsuit

first_imgMorgan Stanley (MS) said it would pay $1.25 billion to the U.S. regulator for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to settle a lawsuit related to the sale of mortgage-backed securities.The Wall Street bank will add $150 million to its legal reserves as a result of the settlement with the Federal Housing Finance Agency, Morgan Stanley disclosed in a regulatory filing on Tuesday.Several large U.S. banks have set aside extra money to pay for potential legal costs in the aftermath of JPMorgan Chase & Co’s massive $13 billion settlement with U.S. authorities over bad mortgages.Morgan Stanley added $1.2 billion in the fourth quarter to its litigation reserves, and cited investigations “related to residential mortgage-backed securities and the credit crisis” as the motivation for doing so.Chief Executive James Gorman had said the legal charges were a “significant progress” towards resolution of matters. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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FLU NEWS SCAN: H5N1 death in Egypt, flu vaccine effectiveness in Europe

first_imgApr 12, 2012 Egypt reports H5N1 deathA 36-year-old woman who succumbed to H5N1 avian flu has become Egypt’s ninth H5N1 case-patient and fifth to die this year, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported today. The woman, from Giza governorate, became sick Apr 1, was admitted to a hospital Apr 7, and died the same day, the WHO said. Her case was confirmed by a WHO-linked national laboratory. She had exposure to backyard poultry. Since 2006 Egypt has confirmed 167 H5N1 cases, 60 of which have been fatal. Egypt is second in the world in H5N1 cases, after Indonesia, and third in the world in H5N1 deaths, well behind Indonesia in that category but only one death behind Vietnam. Egypt’s nine cases lead the world this year, with Indonesia second at five cases. Egypt has had the most H5N1 cases each year by a good margin since 2009.Apr 12 WHO updateApr 12 WHO global case count Preliminary study: Flu vaccine was 43% effective against H3N2 in EuropeA preliminary study from eight European countries suggests that this year’s flu vaccine was 43% effective against H3N2 viruses, with antigenic drift cited as a possible contributor to the limited vaccine effectiveness (VE). The study, reported today in Eurosurveillance, was conducted by the Influenza Monitoring Vaccine Effectiveness in Europe (I-MOVE) Network in France, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Romania, and Spain. It focused on people in flu-vaccination target groups. Over the last 5 weeks of 2011 and the first 7 weeks of this year, providers recruited 2,090 patients with flu-like illness, 575 of whom were in the target groups. Of 935 confirmed flu cases, 867 were H3N2 viruses. Because of the small sample size, the study focused on this subtype only. Of 538 cases included in the analysis, there were 208 H3N2 infections and 330 negative controls. Among the 533 patients with known vaccination status, 179 (33.5%) had been vaccinated. The adjusted VE was found to be 43% (95% confidence interval, -0.4% to 67.7%). “The low to moderate VE we observed may be explained by a limited match identified between the circulating influenza A(H3) virus strains and the vaccine strain,” the report says, noting that the WHO picked a different H3N2 strain for next year’s vaccine in view of signs of increasing antigenic drift in the circulating strains. The report also says the median time between vaccination and illness was 105 days for cases and 74 for controls, which suggests that waning immunity might have contributed to the low VE, but the sample was too small to verify this.Apr 12 Eurosurveillance reportlast_img read more

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Carlyle moves step closer to £155m Freeport takeover

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Sweet Charities

first_imgThe Parrish Art Museum presents its annual Spring Fling. Independent/Nick BarattaSpring FlingThe Parrish Art Museum’s annual Spring Fling community celebration, fundraiser, and networking event will take place Saturday, April 13, from 7:30 to 11 PM at the museum in Water Mill. The event features music by DJ Twilo, a silent auction, photo booth, and open bar and hors d’oeuvres catered by Elegant Affairs. Spring Fling helps support the Parrish’s year-round educational programs for children as well as adults. The 2019 co-chairs are Christine Curiale-Steinmuller, Maryanne Horwath, and Laura Wynne.Tickets are $225. Visit www.parrishart.org/SpringFling2019.Katy’s CourageKaty’s Courage will host its ninth annual Katy’s Courage 5K in Sag Harbor on Saturday, April 13. Proceeds from this year’s event will be donated to local scholarships, as well as Katy’s Kids @ CMEE (the Children’s Museum of the East End).Katy’s Kids provides a safe and healing environment for children, teens, and their families as they grieve the death of a parent, sibling, close family member, or friend. Katy’s Courage is a not-for-profit organization honoring Katy Stewart, an inspirational 12-year-old girl who died from a rare form of liver cancer. The organization is dedicated to supporting education, children’s bereavement counseling, and pediatric cancer research.On the day of the race, registration and check-ins will take place from 7 to 8:15 AM and the run will begin promptly at 8:30 AM. Runners will start at 21 West Water Street, head north and make a right onto Main Street, make a right onto Glover Street, run through the Redwood section of the course and finish back on Water Street. Visit www.katyscourage.org.Hampton LifeguardHampton Lifeguard Association will host a summer kick-off benefit party on Saturday, April 13, from 7 to 11 PM at Harbor Bistro in Springs. The benefit will feature music by Josh Brussell, a cash bar, delicious food, and silent and Chinese auctions with items from travel destinations and gift baskets to restaurant gift certificates and spa treatments.Tickets are $35 per person, or $50 a couple. They can be purchased at the door or by contacting Hampton Lifeguard Association committee member Amy Forst at amy@forstconstruction.com. All proceeds will support the HLA. For more info, visit www.easthamptonoceanrescue.org.ARF Adoption EventJoin the Animal Rescue Fund on Saturday, April 27, for a cat and dog adoption event at the Tanger Outlet Center in Riverhead (near West Elm/Pottery Barn) from 11 AM to 4 PM. All ARF animals are spayed/neutered, microchipped and vaccinated to age limit. If you are looking to adopt a dog, and have another one at home, bring them for a meet and greet. For more information visit www.arfhamptons.org or call 631-537-0400.Disability Associates East End Disability Associates presents its gala on Friday, May 10, at The Muses in Southampton. The event begins at 6 PM. The event includes cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, silent and Chinese auctions, dinner and dancing. Visit www.eed-a.org for more info.jessica@indyeastend.com Sharelast_img read more

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Empathy Toward Inner Struggles

first_imgRainer AndreesenMM Fine Art in Southampton welcomes a virtual exhibition that dives into the human condition. Based out of New York City and Sag Harbor, Canadian born artist Rainer Andreesen presents his solo show, “Headspace,” June 20 through July 5, where his work goes beyond the physical likeness of a subject in order to capture the spirit within.Drawing since age five, admiring the works of Rembrandt and John Singer Sargent, the series was ignited last summer when his husband, Victor Garber, was on the precipice of a life-threatening illness. Upon fearful back-and-forths to the hospital, Andreesen took notice of the faces of passersby on the streets and city subways, curious about the internal struggles of individuals.“Headspace” was born out of an empathetic understanding that what we see on the outside is a mere fraction what makes up a person. Each portrait in the series, notable for its contrasts, represents a pivotal relationship in Andreesen’s life, from his husband to the melodies of Mick Flannery.Describe your first interaction with studio owner, Peter Marcelle.For me, it was fate that we met that day. My husband Victor and I were living in Southampton at the time and on a walk to visit some friends around the corner from the gallery, which I had never noticed. I was impressed by the hanging work. I recognized Bo Bartlett, Daniel Sprick, and an Andrew Wyeth painting, and was impressed by the curation of the show.On the visit with our friends who knew and respected the gallery, they said I should show the owner some of my work. I told them it was not near the level of paintings I saw though the window and would be too shy to approach the matter with the gallery. One of the friends we were visiting is a therapist, and immediately went into work mode and convinced me to show Peter and Catherine [McCormick] my work. Victor showed Peter some photos on his iPhone of my paintings and our relationship was born in that moment.What other life events occurred that incited your dive into the human condition?The subject of the human condition has been a driving force in my work for many years. It has to be as a portrait painter, but the catalyst was listing to Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon” and later watching the making of that album. Roger Waters’ words and explanation of them resonated deeply with me and took me on a journey that carries though every aspect of my work and life.An awareness of empathy, compassion, and lessons learned from the past have been a driving force to hopefully move me forward.What was it like painting one of the most important relationships of all, your husband Victor?Painting Victor is like doing a self-portrait for me. There is a freedom that somehow allows me to experiment, be more expressive, and not worry so much about capturing the likeness, but more importantly to capture the spirit of him. I try to do that with all my work, but vanity is mysteriously lifted in the process, when I paint Victor or myself.Rainer Andreesen’s DebraYou mention the significance of singer Mick Flannery in your artist statement. Care to share other influences?The relationship with Mick Flannery was certainly a pivotal moment for me with painting this series of portraits, as his music guided me through every aspect from the start, to finishing each of these subjects.Patricia Wettig and Ken Olin are two subjects I placed in one painting for the series. They have played a pivotal role in my life and work. They are great friends, and a huge inspiration in our lives. Patricia is an incredible actress and writer. She wrote a play called “F2M” that I saw a few years ago in the Catskills. It dropped me to my knees with its powerful message and brilliant introspection of the human condition. I think about that play constantly. Ken is a great actor and director whose work I also admire and am influenced by.They have been married for 38 years and the dynamic of their love and understanding for one another is unmatched in my eyes. I have painted them independently in the past and I am always inspired when we meet. I know I will have a good painting day after a visit with the two of them.These images are captivating. After the eyes, what is the first thing you are drawn to in each subject?I am mostly drawn to the feeling I get with a subject. It’s hard to explain, but I always see things as light and dark, value and contrast and the way it moves me. There is a lot of trial and error, but when it moves me to the core, it must be painted. I always want to capture a truthful moment in time with a subject, and allow the viewer to make their own interpretation of what they see in the shadows and light.Tell us about that day on the subway/streets of NYC, when you first were inspired to do this series.That day was a very moving experience for me. I always try to be empathetic as I pass anyone on the street, but coming from the hospital, filled with the doctors, nurses, visitors, patients, and seeing them on the way to the subway, I felt an elevated, overwhelming sense of not really knowing how each person was feeling or what they might be going through, or them of me. I felt lost in a world of unknowing, and not really sure of how to cope, but compassion was a strong tool to guide me though.Would you say people are generally aware or unaware of their emotional expressions?From my personal experience, I find that people sometimes misinterpret my expressions. What some people perceive in me as confidence or judgment when I’m walking down the street, or entering a room, is really my chronic insecurity. I am just trying to keep it together. It’s funny, but the people I find most difficult to paint or photograph are actors that are not personal friends. When I ask them to be themselves, they seem to want to show me who they think I want them to be.If you were to add in one more portrait, someone who is influencing you right now during the pandemic, who would it be?There were so many people I wanted to be a part of this show, but due to the pandemic I was not able to paint. I would have loved the opportunity to paint the frontline workers risking their lives to help others, or people who are making a huge difference and impacting our lives in this crazy troubling time. Barack [Obama] would be at the top of my list as the consistent voice of reason and hope. One can only dream.MM Fine Art is located at 4 N. Main Street in Southampton. Stay up to date on opening plans at www.mmfineart.com.nicole@indyeastend.com Sharelast_img read more

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Green Boating Practices Now to Save the Future

first_imgImagine firing up your boat on a pristine morning. The sun is shining, the waves are small, and the wind is blowing in your face as you carelessly cut the waves. All of sudden, you feel something hit your face: a plastic bag. You look around to see that you have unknowingly driven your boat into a trash island. You look to your left and to your right, only to find huge piles of plastic rubbish as far as the eye can see.Unfortunately, there are several “trash islands” all around the globe, including the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a floating island of plastic and chemical sludge. It’s no small matter, either; it is approximated to be 5,800,000 square miles wide at any given time. That’s an estimated 8 percent of the Pacific Ocean. It is even estimated to be double the size of the continental United States.How Boaters are Taking ActionThankfully, there is a little thing called science that can help us mitigate and even eliminate pollution. The smartest people in the world are thinking of new and innovative ways to have boats run more efficiently and with less impact on the environment. There are even some yachts, such as the Volitan, “Zephyr of the Sun,” which is completely powered by solar and wind power. This is possible even though the Volitan has six bedrooms, a bar, a TV room and a number of other amenities.How You can HelpYou don’t have to be a scientist or millionaire to do your part in keeping the waters safe and clean. Here are a few ways you can help conserve the environment:Fueling – Do not top off your motor when fueling. This reduces the chance of gas and oil spills. If you do have an oil spill, do not use soap to disperse the contaminants because not only is it illegal, but makes the problem worse underwater.Vessel Maintenance – When using varnish or painting your boat, either place a tarp to collect drips or do it offshore. When washing your boat, use plain water instead of soap to reduce contaminants from reaching the water.Waste Disposal – Dispose of all your solid waste on shore. This includes fishing line and other kinds of plastic which do not disintegrate and are harmful to wildlife. Recycle whenever possible, especially old batteries and fire extinguishers. Use an onshore restroom or bring a portable toilet.Know the Open WaterAll boaters need to be familiar how to properly operate on the water. Boater licenses are available to teach you how to properly dump solid waste, proper water disposal, engine malfunctions, oil spills and how to deal with cross-contamination concerns. All of this knowledge is necessary to learn if you are a boater. Plus you can learn about alternative fuels and ways to cut back on gas consumption — which can even save you money.Saving the environment doesn’t have to cost money, stifle progress or even be inconvenient. In the long run, it is beneficial for ourselves and future generations to do all that we can to keep the water clean and beautiful.Press Release, November 6, 2013last_img read more

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Sporting highlights

first_imgTo continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Stay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters Subscribe now for unlimited access Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our communitylast_img read more

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