Utah Baseball Drops Series Finale to USC, 5-2

first_img Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOS ANGELES – The Utah baseball team dropped the series finale to USC, 5-2 on Saturday evening.USC scored two runs in the second and three in the seventh and a late rally in the ninth by the Utes plated two runs.Dominic Foscalina and Braden Debenedictis each had two hits on the night while Davis Delorefice drove in a run.On the mound, Brett Brocoff allowed two runs on five hits with three strikeouts and a walk over 5 1/3 innings pitched in the loss. Josh Lapiana and Trenton Stoltz each made brief appearances while Austin Moore allowed one hit over the final 1 2/3 innings.Utah left the bases loaded in the top of the second but it was USC that got on the board first with two runs in the bottom of the second after three hits, including a two-RBI double.Matt Richardson tried to score on a wild pitch in the fifth after he singled to lead off the inning but USC recovered in time to make the play at home.USC’s three runs in the seventh included a two-run home run, giving the Trojans a 5-0 lead.Chandler Anderson led the ninth-inning rally with a double and Wade Gulden reached on an error which allowed Anderson to score. Foscalina had a hit to put two runners on and a pair of ground outs allowed Gulden to score before USC got a fly out to end the game.Utah (2-16, 1-2 Pac-12) returns to the field on Tuesday, March 20, playing its first game in the state this year at BYU. March 18, 2018 /Sports News – Local Utah Baseball Drops Series Finale to USC, 5-2center_img Robert Lovelllast_img read more

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820 NAS Joins Exercise Cougar 14 aboard HMS Ocean

first_img View post tag: Navy 820 NAS Joins Exercise Cougar 14 aboard HMS Ocean Authorities Share this article View post tag: Cougar 14 View post tag: europe The first of the ship’s air crews to arrive, 820 NAS will now join their shipmates for the annual workout of the Royal Navy’s Response Force task group (RFTG).This is made up of Fleet Flagship HMS Bulwark, HMS Ocean, the Lead Commando Group from 3 Commando Brigade Royal Marines (40 Commando), elements of Naval Air Squadrons, and Lyme Bay and Wave Knight from the Royal Fleet Auxiliary.Embarking the air crew will give HMS Ocean the chance to work up her aviation capabilities following successful trials earlier this summer, and 820 NAS are looking forward to the challenge ahead.Commanding Officer of 820 NAS, Commander Ross Spooner, said: “It’s great to be back flying from HMS Ocean because she plays such a fundamental part in the Royal Navy’s high readiness task group.“Working with the Cougar 14 Task Group not only maintains the Squadron’s maritime aviation skills; it is a tremendous opportunity to develop and prove the Merlin Mk2’s extensive warfighting capabilities.“The Task Group really demonstrates the Royal Navy’s inherent versatility.”The RFTG regularly practices its world class maritime skills, and is designed to be deployed in emergency situations, thousands of miles from home.The last time the RFTG was deployed HMS Illustrious was activated to sail to the Philippines to carry much needed aid for islands devastated by Typhoon Haiyan in October 2013.This is the fourth deployment for the Task Group which will demonstrate its ability to operate a highly effective maritime force anywhere in the world to protect UK interests.The Task Group is able to conduct simultaneously a range of operations from deterring adversaries and maritime security to international engagement and supporting regional stability. September 8, 2014 Two Merlin Mark 2 helicopters and 48 personnel from 820 Naval Air Squadron have flown on board HMS Ocean to join Exercise Cougar 14. View post tag: 820 NAS Back to overview,Home naval-today 820 NAS Joins Exercise Cougar 14 aboard HMS Ocean View post tag: Exercise View post tag: News by topic [mappress]Press Release, September 08, 2014; Image: UK Navy View post tag: joins View post tag: HMS Ocean View post tag: Navallast_img read more

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Michael Arnone’s 30th Annual Crawfish Festival: The Weekend In Photos [Gallery]

first_imgLoad remaining images Michael Arnone’s Crawfish Festival returned to Augusta, NJ this past weekend for the 30th-annual edition of the east coast homage to New Orleans music, food, and culture.What started as a small crawfish boil for 70 people homesick for boiled crawfish in 1989 has turned into Michael Arnone’s 30th Annual Crawfish Fest featuring the best music and food that Louisiana and New Orleans have to offer.This year, Arnone’s Crawfish Fest featured an array of memorable performances from the likes of Aaron Neville, Neville Jacobs (featuring Cris Jacobs and Ivan Neville), Rebirth Brass Band, Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience, Cowboy Mouth, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Walter “Wolfman” Washington and the Roadmasters, Geno Delafose & French Rockin’ Boogie, Bishop Gunn, Corey Henry and the Treme Funktet, John Papa Gros Band, Jonathon Long, Flow Tribe, Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes, Nathan and the Zydeco Cha-Chas, Darcy Malone and the Tangle, Amanda Fish, The Iceman Special, Jesse Lege and Bayou Brew, Tony Smith and the You Know How We Do Crew, and Big Mamou.Below, you can relive the weekend with a full gallery of photos courtesy of photographer Ken Spielman.For more information about the event, head to their website here.Michael Arnone’s 30th Annual Crawfish Fest | Augusta, NJ | 5/31/19-6/2/19 | Photos: Ken Spielmanlast_img read more

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Trail Mix – Breaking Ground With Richmond’s Wrinkle Neck Mules

first_imgFifteen years and six records later, the Wrinkle Neck Mules are still hard at it.Abstruse.I consider myself a man of many words, but I came across that word for the first time in my 42 years just last week. I was wandering around the internet, checking out what other folks had to say about I Never Thought It Would Go This Far, the new release from Richmond’s Wrinkle Neck Mules. A writer used abstruse to describe one of the tracks from the record and I had no idea what he meant.After consulting Webster, I learned that abstruse means “esoteric” or “complex.” Having spun the new record many times over the last couple weeks, I don’t know if I am buying into that just yet. Maybe it is just too fancy a word. Maybe I haven’t dug deep enough yet. I don’t know.What I do know is that I Never Thought It Would Go This Far is an alt-country gem. The Wrinkle Neck Mules, now fifteen years into their career as a band, crank out lyrically rich, twang-laden roots rock tunes drenched in gravely vocals and crunchy guitar.There is nothing abstruse about that.I recently caught up with Andy Stepanian, guitarist and singer for the band, to chat about the new record.BRO – You guys have been doing this for over fifteen years. Considering the title of your new record, did you think it would go this far?AS – Although the album’s title isn’t solely a reference to longevity, I’d say we certainly never thought this would last 15+ years at the outset. We probably wouldn’t have named ourselves “Wrinkle Neck Mules” if we did. I don’t think any of us thought we would be using those three words in that order for so long.BRO – You had a tune, “Central Daylight Time,” featured recently in a Geico commercial. What did that mean to the band?AS – Ironically, it gave us a lot of credibility. One would think that one of your songs being on a television commercial would do quite the opposite, but, for a lot of folks, it actually took that for them to feel like we were legit. You also get paid for this privilege, which is mighty nice.BRO – We are featuring “Heaven’s High” on this month’s Trail Mix. What’s the story behind the song?AS – In essence, it’s a song about relief and how unburdening the feeling of being relieved can be. Like nearly all of our songs, it’s a pretty non-linear narrative and open for the listener to interpret, but underlying it all is something fairly heavy and scary that turned out not to be so. Don’t be alarmed, though, as it’s a pretty upbeat song.BRO – You guys recently shot a video for “Whistlers & Sparklers.” If you could debut the video on MTV, which old school veejay would bring it on?AS – Probably Doctor Dre and Ed Lover from Yo! MTV Raps.The Wrinkle Neck Mules just came off of a run of shows supporting the release of I Never Thought It Would Go This Far. It looks like the band is taking it easy in March, but fans can catch them in Atlanta, Charleston (SC), Wilmington (NC), and Vienna and Charlottesville (VA) in early April.Be sure to check out “Heaven’s High” on this month’s Trail Mix. And for more information on tour dates and how you can get a copy of the new record, please check out the band’s website.last_img read more

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ERAFP’s Desfossés questions fossil fuel divestment lobby

first_img“You won’t reduce, on a global basis, the carbon intensity, if you are selling the stocks to someone else.”The chief executive said it was more important to wait for a time when a company was raising capital to bring about change.“At that moment, maybe you can exert some pressure,” he added.His comments come after collective action was taken by a number of charitable trusts and US endowments.To coincide with the recent UN Climate Change conference in New York, the coalition, led by the $860m (€680bn) Rockefeller Brothers Trust, said it would divest its fossil fuel holdings.Desfosses repeatedly said that while focusing on specific niches of an investment universe was viable for smaller entities, those with more than €10bn needed to examine the entire investment universe and seek to rectify any perceived flaws through its behaviour.ERAFP pursues a ‘best in class’ investment strategy, opting to focus on companies that perform well in select categories rather than actively divesting companies.Desfosses also criticised the laissez faire approach taken by the pension industry on matters of engagement.“The truth is, pension funds have been sleeping partners,” he said. “They did not engage, they did not vote sometimes – and this has to change.”He also echoed comments by Donald MacDonald, chairman of the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC), by arguing in favour of institutional investment to better connect national power grids across Europe to minimise wastage.“We are focusing sometimes on very minor things,” he said. “That’s not to say wind farms are not important, but just an efficient grid in Europe could save a lot of energy and a lot of money.”Desfosses, also a board member at the IIGCC, said the group was arguing in favour of change, but that the European Commission had yet to implement the proper framework to attract investment, distracted by other matters. Activists lobbying US university endowments to divest from fossil fuel should reconsider their stance, as divestment does little to address a polluting company’s carbon output, the chief executive of French pension fund ERAFP has said.Philippe Desfossés, head of the €16bn supplementary scheme for civil servants in France, also criticised fellow pension investors for long being “sleeping partners” in failing to engage with firms, and echoed comments by a trustee of the UK’s BT Pension Scheme that pension funds could lower carbon emissions by financing a more inter-connected European power grid network.Speaking at a RobecoSAM conference near Zurich, Desfossés noted attempts by US student bodies to have their university endowment divest from fossil fuel companies and was critical.“If you want to lower the carbon intensity of your portfolio by selling your stocks, what does it mean for the guy who has to buy your stocks?” he asked.last_img read more

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Billionaire Bob Ell sells Noosa holiday home for insane price

first_imgThis property at 8 Noosa Parade, Noosa Heads, has sold for $9.62m.Billionaire developer Bob Ell has sold his Noosa holiday home for $9.6 million — nearly $2 million shy of its ambitious price tag, but three times what he paid for the site.The founder of Leda Holdings had been chasing an $11.5 million buyer for the riverfront property, on the doorstep of Hastings Street. The view from the Noosa Parade holiday house.Ell and wife, Bridget, bought the 780 sqm Noosa Parade site in 2011 for just $2.75 million and built a six-bedroom, seven-bathroom house. Described as offering ‘barefoot indulgence’, the trophy home has multiple living and dining areas, a gas fireplace, a commercial-grade kitchen, a $100,000 gym and an L-shaped pool. The pool at the property at 8 Noosa Parade, Noosa Heads.The house was sold with furniture including a timber chandelier, lavish alpaca wool carpets, textural wallpaper, remote-controlled curtains, a 10-seater dining table and sumptuous sofas. Upstairs, the bedrooms all have marble bathrooms, the master with a walk-in robe, a sunroom and a covered balcony with a sweeping view. This property at 8 Noosa Parade, Noosa Heads, has just sold.There is also a media room, reading room, kitchenette and laundry.Downstairs the sixth bedroom, currently used as a private study, reading or television room has an ensuite which includes a steam shower. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus9 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market9 hours agoInside the house at Noosa Parade, Noosa Heads.The wharf comes with a floating pontoon and a boat shed with storage for surf boards, paddle boards, boating and pool equipment.Selling agent Tom Offermann of Tom Offermann Real Estate described the property as “arguably one of the finest, most sought-after riverfront properties”. Gold Coast-based developer and billionaire Bob Ell.“Add natural assets such as waves peeling off the point at National Park, winter temps of 23 degrees at 10am, the north-facing protected beach and pristine waterways,” Mr Offermann said. “No wonder there’s no place like Noosa.”The Ells are based on the Gold Coast.last_img read more

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RAA presents three performances of ‘Peter Pan’

first_imgBatesville, In. — The Rural Alliance for the Arts will present three performances “Peter Pan” in the newly renovated Batesville high School auditorium This month.June 22 and 23 there will be shows at 7 p.m., on June 24 a 2 p.m. matinee is scheduled.Tickets are $12 for members, $15 for non-members and $5 for students. More information is online here.last_img

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Ice accumulation leads to power outages

first_imgBatesville, In. — Power outages are being reported throughout the area.Here is a link to the Duke Energy outage map.Here is a link to the Decatur County REMC outage map.Here is a link to the Southeastern Indiana REMC outage map.Here is a link to the Whitewater Valley REMC outage map.last_img

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Breaking: Club to fly Osimhen into Nigeria in private jet

first_imgRelatedPosts Nigeria dying under Buhari’s jackboot, by Tunde Odesola Italy introduces compulsory virus testing for travellers from France Nigeria records new COVID-19 infections, more deaths as figures rise to 57,242 French Ligue 1 side, Lille, has offered to airlift Victor Osimhen to Nigeria in a private jet.Osimhen lost his father late on Saturday. The striker, who has also featured for the Super Eagles, should join his family in Nigeria once the club gets the nod of the Federal Government for a landing permit following the stoppage of flights into the country over the Coronavirus Disease.Osimhen’s elder brother, Andrew, confirmed the development.Andrew said Lille was battling to secure travel permit for his brother.He said: “We hope he will be back in the country in the next two days.“Hopefully, he should be back between now and Tuesday.” Tags: CoronavirusNigeriaSuper EaglesVictor Osimhenlast_img read more

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