Dixie State’s Brody Clifford Named As RMAC Baseball Player of the Week

first_imgIn a 28-9 win over Adams State Sunday at Alamosa, Colo., Clifford amassed four home runs and nine RBI while going four of seven at the plate. Clifford is a native of Queen Creek, Ariz. and previously starred at Bradshaw Mountain High School of Prescott Valley, Ariz. and Yavapai Community College of Prescott, Ariz. Brad James Tags: Adams State Grizzlies/Bradshaw Mountain High School/Brody Clifford/Bruce Hurst Field/Colorado-Colorado Springs/Dixie State Baseball/Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference/Yavapai CC March 12, 2019 /Sports News – Local Dixie State’s Brody Clifford Named As RMAC Baseball Player of the Week Clifford’s heroics lifted the Trailblazers to a 14-4 record (4-0 in RMAC play) and they are next in action Friday-Sunday for a home series against Colorado-Colorado Springs at Bruce Hurst Field. Clifford’s four home runs are a school record, as were the nine RBI. Other school records he set in this performance include total bases (17) and runs scored (6) as well as base hits (5) and at-bats (7). Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailST. GEORGE, Utah-Tuesday, Dixie State senior outfielder Brody Clifford was named as the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference’s baseball player of the week for his record-setting heroics last week.last_img read more

Three people hospitalized after crash at SR 23 and New Road in St. Joseph…

first_img Twitter Pinterest Three people hospitalized after crash at SR 23 and New Road in St. Joseph County WhatsApp WhatsApp By Jon Zimney – October 19, 2020 0 277 Pinterest Facebook Google+ IndianaLocalNews Twitter (95.3 MNC) Three people were hospitalized after a crash at State Road 23 and New Road in St. Joseph County.The collision happened around 10:10 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 19, when investigators say a blue Chrysler Town and Country minivan was traveling northbound with the right of way.A maroon F-150 pick-up was traveling eastbound on New Road, with a stop sign. The crash occurred between the two vehicles in the middle of the intersection, involving the front of the Ford and the driver’s door area of the Chrysler.The driver of the F-150, a 25-year-old Walkerton man was taken to the hospital and admitted. The driver of the minivan, a 30-year-old Walkerton woman was admitted with life-threatening injuries. A 3-year-old passenger was also taken to the hospital with minor injuries.The St. Joseph County Fatal Crash Team was called in to investigate the collision. Facebook Google+ Previous articleColts to allow 12,000+ fans for Ravens gameNext articleMeetings set to inform residents about proposed Hivley railroad overpass Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney.last_img read more

Demand for riverside homes

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Amphibious Excavators Busy Working in Houston

first_imgAfter Hurricane Harvey, the shutdown of air, rail, and port operations had an impact well outside the region due to Houston being a multi-modal interchange point.Wind damage from Hurricane Harvey to shipping and port infrastructure was minimal, but an enormous influx of water, sediment and debris entered the Houston Ship Channel, meaning it needed to be surveyed for navigational hazards before it was cleared to reopen to limited traffic.Port Commission Chairman of the Port of Houston Authority, Janiece Longoria, recently spoke at the Port Commission monthly meeting, saying, “We are in desperate need of additional relief to properly dredge the channel so that it can accommodate normal commerce at its authorized depth and width.”The sediment that is dredged in order to maintain the channel needs to go somewhere. It’s always preferential to beneficially reuse dredged materials when possible, however the estimated 1.39 million cubic yards of sediment removed from the Houston channel is destined for upland disposal in a Dredged Area Management Program (DAMP) placement site. Over time, the sediment naturally dewaters and can later be harvested.DAMP sites are areas enclosed by a levee that accept sediments that have been dredged from nearby ship channels. A few islands also serve this purpose. The sediment is hydraulically dredged and transported as a slurry to the site by a pipeline and spread out in layers approximately a foot deep.The slurry that is pumped into DAMP sites resembles a shallow lake. When the sediment settles, the excess water is carefully drained off. A continuous cycle of ditching, draining, and drying is needed to remove water from the sediment and maintain capacity of the site.With the larger footprint and lower ground pressure, amphibious excavators provide a simple, cost effective solution with increased mobility in wet work sites. An excavator with a standard steel undercarriage would be unable to maintain flotation in these wet underfoot conditions, CAT reports on its blog.Steve, an operator with 25 years of experience, has been using a Cat® 324E with an EIK AM250 amphibious undercarriage and a 60 foot (18.5 m) EIK long reach front to maintain one of the DAMP sites near the Houston Ship Channel.“The best feature is that this machine does not get stuck. There is plenty of power with the 4 motor multi-synchronous hydraulic motor direct drive system, and with the enclosed hydraulic drive there is not an exposed rusty drive chain to seize up like most other machines.”Maintenance dredging is typically an ongoing process required to keep the ship channel at a minimum depth of 45 feet to allow large ships access. Without the port and ship channel being fully operational, petrochemical tanker ships’ routes have been cut off, restricting their ability to reach refineries and chemical docks in the upper portions of the channel.Working in the water will become more and more necessary as restoration efforts continue in areas affected by storms such as Harvey, and equipment that is built to withstand those conditions is essential not only from a maintenance standpoint but also from a safety perspective.Specialty equipment, such as these amphibious excavators, are an essential part of recovery and restoration efforts, just as they have been essential for the maintenance of DAMP sites for a long time.last_img read more

United, City into League Cup 4th Round

first_imgRashford took just five minutes to open the scoring with a deft finish and the England forward struck again in the 17th minute with a powerful effort.Burton, 19th in the Championship, were killed off in the 36th minute when Jesse Lingard’s shot deflected in off Ben Turner.Injury-ravaged United left-back Luke Shaw came on for his first appearance since April before Anthony Martial scored the fourth from Rashford’s pass on the hour.Lloyd Dyer got one back for Burton in stoppage-time.“If you ask me could English football survive or even be better without this competition? Maybe we would be fresher for European competition for example,” Mourinho said.“But we have this competition, we have to respect the sponsors, we have to respect the opponents and a lot of us are trying to do our best.”LEAGUE CUPArsenal 1-0 DoncasterChelsea 5-1 Nottingham ForestEverton 3-0 SunderlandMan Utd 4-1 Burton AlbionWest Brom 1-2 Man CityLA LIGAR’ Madrid 0-1 R’ BetisA’ Bilbao 1-2 AtleticoSevilla 1-0 Las PalmasShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Marcus Rashford fired Manchester United into the League Cup fourth round as the holders crushed Burton 4-1, while Manchester City eased through with a 2-1 win at West Bromwich Albion last might.City and United, currently first and second in the Premier League, took contrasting routes to the last 16, where they were joined by Chelsea, Arsenal and Everton as the big guns advanced despite fielding weakened teams.United manager Jose Mourinho made nine changes from the side that thrashed Everton on Sunday, with Rashford and Juan Mata the only survivors.last_img read more


first_imgDonegal North East Fianna Fáil TD Charlie McConalogue has said that the decision to frontload a 2% increase in VAT will put serious pressure on businesses in border towns and villages.Despite the Taoiseach’s assertions that currency fluctuations have a greater impact on cross border trade rather than the 2% VAT increase, Deputy McConalogue has said that we are at the mercy of global economic factors when it comes to currency fluctuations but we do have complete control over our own domestic VAT rate.“Local businesses on this side of the border have been aggressively pursuing price cuts and competitive business strategies for the past number of years leading to better value for money for shoppers.  Prices are well down on what they had been.  This 2% VAT hike is an insult to their efforts to remain competitive. Worse still, it could be the final nail in the coffin for many local businesses. “The 3% differential between us and Northern Ireland will naturally lead to a migration of shoppers faced with higher shopping bills to the North at a time when we can’t afford to be losing any business or spend on this side of the border.  It will put businesses here under enormous pressure to stay afloat.“The Fine Gael/Labour Government clearly have not thought this through properly. Frontloading a VAT hike will stifle businesses and entrepreneurship at the very wrong time in our recovery. There is no doubt that this will cost jobs in border communities. I am appealing to the local Government Deputies to fight for our communities and seek a reverse of this damaging decision.”VAT RISE WILL HAMMER DONEGAL, SAYS TD was last modified: November 21st, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:deputy charlie mcconaloguelast_img read more

Half-time: Sunderland 0 Chelsea 0

first_imgChelsea failed to make the most of a bright start in an increasingly spiky contest of few clear cut chances.A Blues side who were unchanged for the third consecutive match oozed confidence from the off, playing with all the freedom of a side who had won 5-0 in midweek.Sunderland, having survived ten minutes of incessant Blues pressure, twice threatened on the break.But the league leaders remained in control.Willian’s low shot hit the outside of the post, and a fine last-ditch sliding challenge prevented Diego Costa racing through for a one-on-one chance.Branislav Ivanovic also forced an excellent save from Costel Pantilimon after a glorious Willian pass.However, the hosts began to show greater ambition and spark in the final third of the half and, after head coach Mauricio Tarrico was sent off, they hit the bar through Santiago Vergini.And as tempers flared, Costa was lucky to only get a talking-to after seeming to kick out at John O’Shea following a touchline tussle.Chelsea: Courtois; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Matic, Fabregas; Willian, Oscar, Hazard; Costa. Subs: Cech, Zouma, Filipe Luis, Mikel, Drogba, Schurrle, Remy, Drogba.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Faceboolast_img read more

Mooning over Danny Williams

first_img10 November 2006Few people realize that Moon River, the Oscar-winning theme tune from the film Breakfast at Tiffany’s, starring Audrey Hepburn, was made famous by an Eastern Cape crooner.Danny Williams was born on 7 January 1942 and raised in Schauderville, Nelson Mandela Bay. He sang his first church solo at age six and went on to join a travelling show called the Golden City Dixies, which later included another South African musical legend, Jonathan Butler.It was on a European tour that EMI’s recording manager, Norman Newell, recognised that Williams had the potential to be the new Johnny Mathis and signed him to a recording contract.Moon River hit number one on the UK charts in 1961 and was the first album to sell over a million copies in Britain. While Williams himself faded into relative obscurity on the nightclub circuit, the song became a timeless easy-listening classic. Get the music of Danny Williams from:emusic.comnapster.comtunetribe.comamazon.co.ukartistsdirect.comAlthough also sung by stars such as the similarly named Andy Williams and Frank Sinatra, Danny Williams’ version is regarded as definitive. Legend has it that Nat “King” Cole refused to record the song because he believed he could not do it better than Williams.Williams had a few more minor hits, including Wonderful World of the Young and White on White, which made the US top 10 in 1964.After the end of apartheid in 1994, Williams visited South Africa but continued to live in the UK. He died there of cancer, aged 63, on 6 December 2005. He was twice married and is survived by three children, including former Coronation Street actor Anthony Barclay.This article was first published in Eastern Cape Madiba Action, summer 2006/07 edition. Republished here with kind permission of the author.last_img read more

Eskom CEO on sustainability council

first_imgIts objectives include being a leading business advocate on sustainable development, participating in policy development to advance sustainable development, and promoting the business case for sustainable development. Eskom, one of only two African members of the WBCSD, said that it saw the nomination of Dames onto the council’s executive committee as an important step in the advancement of Africa’s climate change contribution. “Eskom has been a member of the WBCSD for a number of years, and I am delighted to be nominated onto the executive committee of this globally renowned organisation,” Dames said in a statement this month. South African Brian Dames, CEO of state power company Eskom, has been appointed to the executive committee of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. The council provides a platform for companies to explore sustainable development, share knowledge, experiences and best practices, and advocate business positions on these issues in a variety of forums, working with governments as well as non-governmental organisations. “The WBCSD has played an important role in shaping Eskom’s strategic direction and allows us to benchmark our performance, share best practice and access cutting-edge thinking in the sustainable development field.”center_img Membership of the council is by invitation of its executive committee to companies committed to sustainable development and to promoting the role of eco-efficiency, innovation and corporate social responsibility. SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material 23 December 2010 Commitment to sustainable developmentlast_img read more

Watch out for slugs

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest In a cold and wet conditions, we need to watch out for slugs. They appear harmless but can cause considerable damage, especially in low lying areas of the fields.There are several species of slugs. They are not insects and are related to snails or mollusks but don’t have a shell. They are usually about one inch long but can grow to 7 inches. Slugs usually show up in wet areas of the fields. They generally attack young plants but can also eat mature plants.These slimy little creatures are gray to black in color and have a tremendous appetite. They leave a silvery trail behind as they crawl. All slugs lay eggs which are perfectly round, in bunches and are made of jelly like material. A slug may lay 20-30 eggs in a bunch.Most slugs over-winter as adults. They start laying their eggs in the spring or early summer in moist areas and normally reach maturity by fall. They usually mate from August to mid-October and eggs are laid 30-40 days after mating.According to Purdue University, properly sealing the seed slot helps in reducing slug infestation. Using some form of tillage discourages slug build-up in fields with history of slug infestation.Slugs are difficult to control in the fields. Baits may be used to control slugs. Insecticides don’t work on controlling slugs. Since slugs are like snails or mollusks, we need special type of commercially available baits which contain molluscicides which are poisons that can kill slugs.There are no established rescue treatments for slug control. However, if significant number of corn leaves is being eaten away and the plant stand is affected, control steps may be necessary.Pelleted chemical baits are available for slug control; however, they are expensive and difficult to spread evenly over the field, about 5-8 pieces per square foot over the affected areas of the field.last_img read more