first_img In Game 2 of the day, the Seahawks bats came alive for 16 hits, led by Perez’s 4-for-5 performance with three RBI, including a solo home run to straightaway centerfield.LSC-PA went up 5-0 after three, then scored two each in the final four innings for the 13-point outburst. Sanchez was 3 for 5 with and triple and four RBI and Rebecca Hernandez was 2 for 2 with a double and an RBI.Hernandez was the starter on the hill, going four innings, allowing three hits and no earned runs, striking out two. Maddison Ohler worked in relief, allowing four earned runs on five hits.Perez punctuated the Hawks’ third-game hit parade with a grand slam home run in the second inning as part of an eight-run sprint. But Central Alabama came back for seven runs in the third and three more in the fourth to take a 10-8 run. LSC-PA scored another run in the fifth but couldn’t get any closer.Sheridan doubled in the game and finished with two RBI, while Breyn Pulcher was 2 for 3 and Sanchez finished 2 for 4.Hernandez took the loss on the hill after working the first four innings, allowing 10 earned runs on 12 hits with four strikeouts and a walk. Rogers pitched the final three innings, allowing just one hit with five strikeouts and a walk. Again, Faulkner moved out front, this time with two runs in the fifth for a 5-3 lead. The Seahawks came back to tie the game in the sixth with Sheridan led off with a double then scored on a Sierra Miller double. Taryn Huff, pinch running for Perez after she walked, also came home on the Miller two-base shot.The score remained tied heading into the bottom of the seventh. Faulkner led off with a single. A walk and a sacrifice fly moved the runner to third for Allison Pickett, who picked up the walk-off, run-scoring single for a 6-5 final.Sheridan led the Seahawks’ hitters, going 2 for 5 with two doubles and an RBI, while Sanchez was 2 for 3 with an RBI and Miller was 1 for 2 with a double and two RBI.Angelica Rogers pitched the complete game, allowing nine hits and five earned runs with three walks and a home run allowed. LSC-PA sports informationGULF SHORES, Ala. — It was a day of “close but no cigar” for Lamar State College-Port Arthur on Friday at the Sun Chief Classic as the Seahawks’ softball team lost two of their three games by a total of two runs.The Hawks lost to host Faulkner State 6-5 in the first game of the day before exploding for a 13-5 win over Enterprise Community College in Game 2. The big bats continued into the second inning of Game 3 against Central Alabama CC with the Hawks going up 8-0 before eventually falling 10-9.center_img Next UpThe Seahawks continue their tournament play today with games against Snead State Community College at 3:45 p.m. and Jefferson Davis CC at 6.In the first game Friday, the Hawks fell behind Faulkner State 2-0 in the first inning but rebounded for two runs of their own in the second when McKenzie Andrus came home on a Brooke Wilhelm double and Wilhelm crossed the plate on a Kayla Sheridan double.Faulkner went back up 3-2 in the bottom of the second, but LSC-PA responded in the fifth to tie the game on an Anessa Sanchez solo home run.last_img read more

first_img Auto (360p) Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip About Connatix V56892 1080p HD 360p About Connatix V56892 720p HD St. Cloud State men’s basketball coach Matt Reimer announced on AM 1390-Granite City Sports today that they have signed 6’7 205 pound forward Tristen Hull to a national letter of intent to play for the Huskies starting in the fall of 2017.Reimer says Hull is an athletic 4-man who can score both inside and out.  Reimer says Hull is from Kansas City but spend last season in Los Angeles.  1/1last_img read more

first_imgThe Telegraph believe Tottenham’s Hugo Lloris is on a shortlist of goalkeepers Real Madrid will make approaches for this summer and that the Spanish club feel he might be easier to land than Chelsea’s Thibaut Courtois.Lloris recently committed his future to Spurs by extending his contract at White Hart Lane to 2022.AdChoices广告The Telegraph nevertheless suggest that the Frenchman will be targeted by Real if Chelsea convince Courtois to stay at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea again linked with Sandro Embed from Getty Images Antonio Conte’s presence at Juventus’ game with Inter on Sunday has led one Italian newspaper to revive a rumour linking Chelsea with Brazilian full-back Alex Sandro.After the Chelsea boss was spotted in the stands, Tuttosport claimed he was there to monitor Juve’s Sandro.The 26-year-old, a Brazilian international, only joined Juventus from Porto in 2015 on a five-year deal. Leverkusen star also linked Embed from Getty Images Some of the latest transfer speculation involving Chelsea.Embed from Getty Images A number of newspapers have picked up on quotes running in Turkey that suggest Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu wants to join Chelsea.He is reported to have told Turkish newspaper Fanatik: “God willing, I will be a Chelsea player next season. There are also a number of other clubs interested in signing me.”According to the Daily Mail, the Blues have sent scouts to watch the 22-year-old Turkey international, who is currently serving a four-month suspension for breaching a contract with Trabzonspor.  Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles People from Local Area Become Rich – Thanks to This New £250 Investment x This Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s Deleted. x Easy Way to Generate Extra Income x Last Nights Episode Left Viewers Speechless! x £190 Investment To A Second Salary Every Month! x This New Air Conditioner Under £70 with No Installation Necessary is Selling out x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

first_imgA new policy proposal from Palm Beach County Commission will make it more difficult for caregivers to be employed in private homes. If approved in October by the Commission, caregivers will need to be licensed annually by the county, with fingerprint background checks and county-issued photo IDs. They will also need to redo criminal background checks every five years.If caregivers are found without the required license, they could face a second-degree misdemeanor with a possible 60-day jail sentence and a $500 fine.Caregiving has long been one of the more accessible jobs for several migrant women from the Caribbean in Florida. But now, unlike the late 1980s and early 90’s when one could walk off the street and be hired, the hiring process is much more regulated. Following rules set by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), current caregivers are required to be certified nursing aids (CNA’s).According to Francine Legister a HHS field compliance investigator, home care companies are already monitored closely to “ensure caregivers meet set criteria,” such as criminal records, verified certification and liability insurance.But Loretta Percy, a former Miami who now co-owns a nursing agency in Boca Raton, and is a member of the Home Care Association of Florida says despite thee “checks and balances,” “there are the bad apples that spoil the whole bunch.”Percy admitted that on “a few occasions” dishonest caregivers have been found stealing from the elderly, and even in some cases abusing them.“But this is the exception, not the rule,” assured Percy. “But it’s this fear that has led the county taking these stringent measures.”Though Percy says not all caregivers “go through the process” of registering with agencies. “Some seek employment on their own and may indeed have criminal records, but still work in private homes, and could create problems.”Percy says while she supports integrity among caregivers, she thinks the harsh penalties are “too extreme.”Palm Beach County is home to the largest population of seniors requiring home care, estimated at 150,000.last_img read more

first_imgIf you haven’t seen the Snoop Dogg performing at Kansas midnight madness that caused Kansas to apologize… here you go.You mad if you are there or nah?— George Wrighster III (@georgewrighster) October 5, 2019Snoop Dogg’s concert at the university’s annual basketball kickoff event was met with controversy after the rapper took the court at Allen Fieldhouse. His 35-minute performance featured pole dancers, a money cannon that sent fake $100 bills with Snoop Dogg’s face and marijuana leaves on them into the audience and unfiltered lyrics. “When you pay for Snoop Dogg, you gonna get Snoop Dogg,” he said.  Related News After the University of Kansas faced backlash for Snoop Dogg’s performance at the Jayhawks’ “Late Night at the Phog” event Friday, the rapper defended his show and said he has no regrets. “The audience enjoyed that s—,” Snoop Dogg said Tuesday on “The Howard Stern Show” (via ESPN). “I don’t know what the f— they talkin’ about.” Kansas’ Bill Self responds to notice of allegations, says ‘enforcement staff has created a false narrative’ Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski speaks out in favor of Fair Pay to Play Act California becomes first state to allow college athlete endorsement deals Snoop Dog brought a money gun.— Michael Swain (@mswain97) October 5, 2019Kansas athletic director Jeff Long issued an apology shortly after the show, admitting KU fell short of creating a family atmosphere. “We apologize for the Snoop Dogg performance at Late Night,” Long said in a statement. “We made it clear to the entertainers’ managers that we expected a clean version of the show and took additional steps to communicate to our fans, including moving the artist to the final act of the evening, to ensure that no basketball activities would be missed if anyone did not want to stay for his show. I take full responsibility for not thoroughly vetting all the details of the performance and offer my personal apology to those who were offended.” Snoop Dogg admitted the apology caught him off guard, but said “he had the time of my life” in Lawrence, Kansas.”I just think it was more the publicity of what I did. They had to cover it up,” he added. “And I respect them. And I wasn’t gonna put no smut on their name and say that they did anything wrong, because they invited me to come do what I do.”The concert came just days after Kansas was hit with a Notice of Allegations from the NCAA, which included lack of institutional control and failure to comply with coaching responsibility standards in regards to alleged payments Adidas representatives made to players.last_img read more

first_imgShort days put sunlight at a premium. Even houseplants feel it.Mostly, they just sit and wait for better growing conditions. But for indoor gardeners who want plants to keep growing and even flowering this time of year, artificial light is the answer.Visible light is only a small slice of the electromagnetic wave spectrum, which runs from the very short gamma and X-rays (with wavelengths measured in millionths of a meter) to the long radio waves (with wavelengths measured in kilometers). Plants utilize and respond to that part of the spectrum that is visible to us (390 to 780 millionths of a meter), except for a portion in the middle. That portion, which is green, is reflected rather than absorbed. That’s why grass is green. Plants can’t “see” it; we can.In this undated photo, fluorescent bulbs provide all the artificial light needed to root these cuttings during winter in New Paltz, N.Y. (Lee Reich via AP)MAKE LIGHT FOR PLANTSFluorescent light is rich in blue and the shorter wavelengths of red light, important for healthy foliage; incandescent light is rich in “far-red” — the longer wavelengths of red light — and is important for flowering.Without belaboring all the pros and cons of different lights, let’s just say that plants can be grown to perfection indoors with a combination of run-of-the-mill, cool-white, fluorescent bulbs and screw-in incandescent bulbs. A good balance of light is achieved with one 15-watt incandescent bulb for every 40-watt fluorescent bulb.Plant growth is almost as good if you use fluorescent bulbs alone, especially if only foliage houseplants are grown. But incandescent bulbs, besides affecting flowering, cast a light that gives plants a warmer, more pleasant appearance.Still in the experimental stage, but with a lot of potential for offering specific wavelengths and low energy use, are LED lights.Some 2-by-4s, light fixtures and electrical equipment are all you need to build a stepped-down version of the phytotrons — research greenhouses — used by botanists. These phytotrons are plant growth chambers within which light, temperature, and humidity can be carefully controlled and studied. You almost need sunglasses to look into or enter phytotrons, where every inch of reflective wall and ceiling is covered with fluorescent and incandescent lights. Or, in some newer installations, LEDs.In a home, a small, functional phytotron need take up only a few square feet in the corner of a basement, spare room or even a closet. Use your phytotron as a recuperation area for light-starved plants, for bringing houseplants into flower before moving them for display, and for growing seedlings. With attention to design and craftsmanship, you could build a permanently displayed habitat of healthy plants.BUT IT’S NOT SUNLIGHTHow much light is there under one standard two-tube, 4-foot fluorescent light fixture?The unit of measure for light recalls the days before electricity: one foot-candle (abbreviated fc) is the amount of light a foot away from a candle. On a bright, sunny day outdoors, plants are showered with 10,000 fc. On a cloudy winter day, 500 fc. At 6 inches below the middle of the fluorescent fixture, 900 fc.The illumination drops by about half for each additional 6 inches distance from the tubes. Dust and age further diminish the light.Plants vary in their light needs. Cast-iron plant, baby’s tears and other foliage plants grow happily with less than 250 fc. Real flowers, so welcome this time of year, can be coaxed from flowering maple (this is Abutilon species, no relation to the tree maples outside), crown-of-thorns, African violet, and oxalis with 600 fc. Put on your sunglasses and crank the intensity up to 1,400 fc for flowers on tuberous begonias, and Christmas cherries and peppers.Artificial lights will make your plants feel that you have taken them on a winter trip to the Caribbean.last_img read more