FSJ Blue Jays finish 2nd at Westerns

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first_imgFort St. John’s Midget Fastball team played this past weekend at Westerns in Winnipeg.The team finished the tournament in second place after losing in the final to the team from Manitoba (Toba U19) 7-4 this morning. The team finished at 3 and 3 after the round robin and in the first game of the playoffs was able to beat the Saskatoon Selects 8-1. With that win the team moved onto the Semi’s and played the Irma Lancers and won that one 8-4.Congrats to everyone on the team on an amazing season. For a look at the full results from Westerns check the results attached.- Advertisement –last_img


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first_img Midwest Regional Central Story Links Live Results With nine states making up the Midwest Region, Drake will see stiff competition from a deep field vying for a potential spot in the NCAA field. Print Friendly Version The Midwest Regionals, along with the other regional championships conducted throughout the country, determine which teams and athletes qualify to compete in the NCAA Championships set to take place next weekend in Louisville, Ky. The top two teams from each region and the top four individuals not on qualifying teams from each region will advance to the NCAA Championships. The women’s 6K is set to begin at 10:45 a.m. followed by the men’s 10K to begin at 11:45 a.m. Both races are scheduled to take place at the Iowa State Cross Country Course. The men’s team was led last week by freshman Maximilian Fridrich (Salzburg, Austria) who finished fifth at the MVC Cross Country Championships with an 8K time of 25:00.9. Fridrich was also named MVC Freshman of the Year. Sophomores Kyle Brandt (Maple Grove, Minn.) and Matt Cozine (Mt. Prospect, Ill.) also recorded top-20 finishes. As a team the Bulldogs finished fifth at the MVC Championships, the school’s best finish since 2012. Senior Bailee Cofer (Overland Park, Kan.) led the women’s team with a 5K time of 17:59.4. Cofer finished 15th and earned All-MVC honorable mention honors and a spot on the MVC Scholar-Athlete Team. The Drake University men’s and women’s cross country teams are set to appear at the annual NCAA Midwest Regional Championships on Friday, Nov. 10 in Ames, Iowa.last_img read more


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first_img9 November 2011President Jacob Zuma, speaking at the launch of the Masibambisane Rural Development Initiative in Mkhondo local municipality in Mpumalanga province on Sunday, urged emerging farmers to use their farms to help create jobs and alleviate poverty in the country.He told community members that through agricultural projects initiated in the area, people could get jobs and poverty could be alleviated.“If you stand firm and make sure that these projects don’t fail in your hands, poverty can be alleviated and job creation can be high,” Zuma said. “We need to wake up and do things ourselves. Government is here to help you. People must not rely on [social] grants for a living when they have land.”Zuma co-founded the nationwide Masibambisane Rural Development Initiative with KwaZulu-Natal businessman Daebo Mzobe.On Sunday, he visited various agricultural projects that fall under the initiative around Piet Retief, handed over five houses, and also handed over the newly built Ezakheni Combined Boarding School in Donkerhoek. The school will accommodate children from child-headed families.‘Let the supermarkets buy from them’Zuma was accompanied by Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba, Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi and Mpumalanga Premier David Mabuza.He promised that offices of the Masibambisane Rural Development Initiative would be built in Mpumalanga soon.“We have taken a resolution to build offices here in Mpumalanga, where Mpumalanga people can access them easily. We want people, including businessmen, to volunteer and boost projects in their communities.“We do not want the community to buy food from supermarkets, but let the supermarkets buy from them.”Mabuza promised that his administration would support the Masibambisane famers by buying food from them.“We will make sure that to sustain these projects, as government, we will buy food and vegetables for schools, hospitals and other government institutions. We will also help process them,” Mabuza said.Five houses handed overA recipient of one of the five houses handed over by Zuma at eThandakukhanya township, Nelisiwe Mbokazi, 37, who cares for 10 children, including six of her own, couldn’t hide her joy when she stepped into the solar-powered house.“This is something I will never forget in my life. I’ve been staying in a shack all my life, but having Zuma give me this house has changed all our lives,” she said. Mbokazi’s house was fully-furnished.Gigaba told the community that his department would spend R1-million electrifying 63 houses in eThandakukhanya township.He said R300 000 would also be spent electrifying agricultural projects that have been initiated in the area to boost their irrigation.“All the aforesaid help, especially the electrification of the houses, will start this week,” Gigaba said.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more


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first_imgIT + Project Management: A Love Affair brian proffitt Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… Related Posts Even as more and more companies embace social media for internal and external communication, only a few are actively managing the risk that social media entails. These companies are strolling unprotected through a minefield that might one day destroy a cherished brand or lead angry regulators to their doorstep.According to survey results from the Altimeter Group, nearly “two-thirds of companies surveyed say that social media is a significant or critical risk to their brand reputation.” But 60% of those companies deliver social media training and expectations to their employees only once – upon their hiring – or don’t bother to train their employees about social media at all.That’s a pretty big group, especially since other reports peg the proportion of U.S. companies using some sort of social media at 80%.“Companies are often aware of the risks at some level, but instead of taking specific concrete actions, they cross their fingers and hope that they dodge the bullet,” wrote Alan Webber in the report.With so many companies using social media, and even acknowledging the risk involved with using it to communicate with customers through branding and marketing efforts, why are so many firms not being more proactive about protecting themselves?“The simple answer is that most companies are still enamored with social media and don’t want to admit that there is a risk–simply if we don’t see it, it really isn’t there,” Webber told ReadWriteWeb. “For those that acknowledge the risk, even most of them just assume that they won’t be targeted or what they already have in place if crisis comes is enough.”Assessing the Risks of Social Media It may not be enough, because the risks can be serious and varied. Brand reputation, which topped survey results for concerned risks at 66%, can massively effect a company’s credibility, as Kenneth Cole learned in February 2011 when the company tweeted “Millions are in uproar in #Cairo. Rumor is they heard our new spring collection is now available online at http://bit.ly/KCairo – KC”Then there’s the risk of releasing confidential information. That’s what happened to Gene Morphis, the former CFO at Francesca’s Holdings (a fashion retailer and public company), who was fired in May after tweeting confidential information like “Roadshow completed. Sold $275 million of secondary shares. Earned my pay this week.” on January 27.You don’t even have to originate the poor communications to be at fault, either. In 2011, the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission found Allergy  Pathway Pty Ltd. at fault for misleading comments fans on its Facebook page and Twitter made about the company’s products. Even thoughAllergy Pathway didn’t actually make the false statements, the Commission fined the company for not correcting them after the fact.The risk of hijacking is also a real problem, as Shell Oil discovered to its dismay this summer when it tried to launch the now-infamous “Let’s Go” ads, only to find social media-distributed mock ads proliferating the Internet like wildfire and a fake Shell Twitter account broadcasting mock threats to perpetrators. McDonald’s found itself in similar straits back in January when its #McDStories Twitter campaign was tweetjacked with embarrassing stories about the restaurant chain instead of the wholesome, fun stories it seemed to be seeking.Dealing with the Risks of Social MediaAltimeter’s report emphasized that all the risks must be identified before a company can properly manage them. And resource dedication must be a part of that management plan. The survey identified 43% of respondents having less than one full-time-equivalent staffer dedicated to managing social media risk.The report urges companies to start taking social media a lot more seriously, even following IBM’s example by making social media a board-level issue. A good place to start is to watch and learn from other companies’ mistakes and successes in dealing with social media crises, and learn from your own company’s past mistakes, as well. Once your social media responses are in place, test them through exercises or even full “war games” to see how the plan works.Ignoring the risks of social media is a dangerous game. The real question is when, not if, a social media storm will threaten your company.Images courtesy of Shutterstock. Tags:#enterprise#marketing#social networks Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Nowlast_img read more


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It was that all too familiar feeling. After a dominant 34-25 scoreline heading into the break, the question lingering in the back of every Buckeye fan’s head was slowly becoming a reality – could they really lose this game? I wanted to believe I went colorblind, or that Ohio State started the half wearing Kansas’ jerseys as an early April Fool’s prank, but that wasn’t the case. A common sequence transpired for the next 20 minutes. Kansas responded, breaking hearts in Columbus, eliminating the Buckeyes from the Final Four, 64-62. So there is a new question for Buckeye fans – what could be next for the OSU men’s basketball team? It can be expected that changes will be made when a team travels the distance OSU did in the tournament. Between coaches wanting to find a new home and players graduating or entering the next level of competition, it is a common chain of events. The question can be summarized as a big “what if?” but a prediction is necessary with all the talent surrounding the team. Former guard William Buford will be the only player leaving the roster due to his senior status. Forward Evan Ravenel and guard Alex Rogers will be the only seniors on the roster beginning next year. The leading scorer, former sophomore forward Jared Sullinger, is officially out. The sophomore announced his departure on Wednesday, opening up the center position for the Buckeyes. Satch Sullinger, Jared Sullinger’s father, weighed in on the topic to WBNS-10TV’s ‘Wall to Wall Sports’ following the loss on Saturday: “The one question that I’ll have for Jared is, at this point, coming back, what do you have to prove?” The All-American didn’t have much more to prove. Sullinger led the team in points and rebounds for the past two years. If health was a major concern, it was no surprise that we saw the last game Sullinger plays in the scarlet and gray. Sophomore forward Deshaun Thomas will have until April 10 to make his decision on entering the NBA Draft, according to the NCAA. With Buford and Sullinger gone, and the possibility of Thomas joining them, there will be a void that needs to be filled. When it comes down to it, the Buckeyes are young. Freshman forward Sam Thompson and sophomore guard Jordan Sibert are prepared to take the two open positions. Thompson played in each game this season and has impressive athleticism and ball handling. On the other hand, Sibert appeared in 24 games this season, but offers good size alongside sophomore guard Lenzelle Smith Jr. Bearing in mind the departure from Sullinger, Ravenel would be a solid replacement. Ravenel was the only other player to start for the Buckeyes this season providing plenty of minutes off the bench during the tournament as well, but don’t be for certain he is the answer. Enter freshman center Amir Williams. The soon-to-be-sophomore stands in at 6-foot-11. Sitting behind Sullinger, he didn’t see much action this season, but Buckeye fans took notice when he stepped in against Syracuse in the Elite Eight. With the youth on the bench and the talent to fill the void; the team should be able to make another strong push into the tournament. read more


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Then-junior quarterback Braxton Miller (5) runs down the field for extra yards in a game against Buffalo Aug. 31 at Ohio Stadium. OSU won, 40-20. Miller will move to a new position for the Buckeyes for the 2015 season. Credit: Lantern file photoCHICAGO — On July 23, redshirt senior Braxton Miller announced through Sports Illustrated that he would no longer be playing quarterback for Ohio State. Instead, the two-time Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year would be moving to wide receiver for his final season in Columbus.OSU coach Urban Meyer was initially reserved about confirming Miller’s announcement but Thursday at the 2015 Big Ten Media Days, he offered a more concrete answer.“I think Braxton will play receiver,” Meyer said.The switch, however, according to Meyer, was somewhat of a plan B.After Miller and his family approached Meyer roughly a month and a half ago to discuss what a plan B would be, Meyer said they “dove right into it” and began working on the switch.Now for roughly a month, Meyer and wide receivers coach Zach Smith have spent time preparing Miller for the new position. However all of the coaches’ work has come without a football.“It’s all been footwork,” Meyer said. “You can condition position specific and that’s what he’s been doing.”When fall camp for the Buckeyes commences in a week, Meyer, a former receiver coach for Illinois State, Notre Dame and Colorado State from 1989-2000, said he personally will work with Miller from day one to develop his skills for his new role.“I was a receiver coach for a long time,” Meyer said. “So I’m going to work with him myself and see if we can get him ready.”Meyer did acknowledge that he has yet to see the Huber Heights, Ohio, native catch passes but the reactions from some teammates have been positive.“Feedback I’m getting from guys like J.T. (Barrett) and Cardale (Jones) is that he’s very athletic obviously and he can catch the ball,” Meyer said. “I’ve not seen him do that. I’m anxious to see him do that.”Senior linebacker Joshua Perry said although Miller has not been on the field for 7-on-7 drills due him still recovering from shoulder surgery, Perry has seen running routes and catching the ball.“He’s really good with the ball in his hands. It doesn’t matter what position he’s playing, he’s going to make plays,” Perry said during Big Ten Media Days. “It will be fun to watch him when he gets going.”As for when he gets going, Meyer said it would be “uncommon at least right out of the gate” for him to contribute at his new position right away. But Meyer admitted Miller is “not common.”“He’s one of the best athletes I’ve ever coached. He’s got an incredible first step,” Meyer said. “My expectation is he’s an impact player.”Miller will get a chance to contribute at his new position on Sept. 7, when the defending national champion Buckeyes are scheduled to open their season against Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va. read more



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first_imgBOSTON, MA — Keolis Commuter Services (Keolis), the MBTA’s operating partner, and the MBTA recently announced that, beginning this fall, commuter rail passengers will be able to pay onboard with a credit or debit card. A first for the network, a new mobile point of sale (POS) system has been tested and refined and over the next two months will be expanded to include all conductors.“This upgrade gives our customers an additional, convenient way to pay fares, and gives conductors another way to sell onboard tickets that is easier and simpler than using cash and counting change,” said MBTA General Manager Luis Manuel Ramírez. “As we plan for the future of fare collection that is fully integrated across all modes, this new technology shows that we’ll continue to look for improvements under the existing system.”The technology consists of an app on the conductor’s existing company-issued smartphone, which is now paired with a handheld Bluetooth printer. Using the mobile POS app on his or her smartphone, the conductor selects the station-to-station information to calculate the zone and fare, and processes the transaction.Passengers paying with a credit card onboard will receive a printed ticket receipt that provides trip details, including the date, station of origin and final destination. Passengers can continue to pay onboard with cash or the mTicket app. They can also purchase a ticket through a Ticket Vending Machine or at a ticket office.“This is a feature our passengers requested, and we’re pleased so far with the rollout of the technology,” said David Scorey, CEO and General Manager, Keolis. “It’s just as fast as processing alternative payment options onboard trains, it offers a new feature for our passengers and it provides us with more detailed ridership data. This is a positive modernization initiative for commuter rail riders that we plan to have fully available this fall.”Since it launched in February, the program has processed thousands of onboard credit card transactions, and passenger feedback on this new feature has been very positive. Most riders say it is a fast, easy and convenient option, and it allows them to keep money in their pocket for purchases that require cash. Today, approximately 46 conductors, or 10 percent of the total conductor workforce, are using these systems and accept credit card payments onboard trains.(NOTE: The above press release is from Keolis.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedMBTA Adds Extra Late-Night Commuter Rail Trains For This Weekend’s Lowell Folk FestivalIn “Government”MBTA To Resume Special $10 Weekend Commuter Rail Fare Pilot ProgramIn “Government”Wilmington Commuter Rail Riders To See 50 Cent Increase In Fares Beginning July 1In “Government”last_img read more


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first_img IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:01/4:34Loaded: 0%0:01Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-4:33?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … The Israeli-led demolition took place a month after the Supreme Court of Israel ruled in favour of the military in a dispute which involved violation of a construction ban. The seven-year legal fight ended in June and the residents of the community were given a deadline for eviction on July 18, Friday.The ruling was contested by Palestinians who said that the act will propel demolitions in other towns along the separation wall which runs for hundreds of kilometres. Residents also claimed that the ruling was flawed. “I built this house stone by stone. It was my dream to live in this house. Now I am losing everything,” resident Fadi al-Wahash told Reuters.Israeli Internal Security Minister Gilad Erdan said that the residents were “making their own law” despite orders from the military commander by building “illegal structures.””To my regret, there is no sufficient governance there. But it is not just that there are hundreds of structures there — several dozens of them sit almost on the route of the separation fence, endangering the security forces that operate there,” Erdan told Israel’s Army Radio.However, Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh said that demolitions were forced displacements and that Palestinians would complain to the International Criminal Court (ICC) regarding the matter.”The cabinet condemns this grave aggression. This is a continuation of the forced displacement of the people of Jerusalem from their homes and lands — a war crime and a crime against humanity,” Shtayyeh said.Palestinian authorities have said that the buildings in Wadi al-Hummus region come under the Palestinian Authority and civilian control under the 1993 Oslo Accords.The Palestine Liberation Organization issued a statement before the Israeli judgement in June that accused the Israeli government “to set a precedent to enable the Israeli occupying forces to demolish numerous Palestinian buildings located in close proximity” to the separation wall.International protestsThe United Nations humanitarian coordinator, Jamie McGoldrick, and other UN officials tried calling Israeli authorities last week to halt the plans to conduct demolition in the region.European Union also issued a statement on the issue and said: “The continuation of this policy undermines the viability of the two-state solution and the prospect for lasting peace.”While Palestinians have claimed that the move is a state-sponsored effort to grab its territory, Israel court claimed that the buildings could provide cover for Palestinian suicide bombers and attackers due to its proximity with the West Bank barrier.The Israeli West Bank barrier, projected to be 720km long when complete, is said to be a security barrier against terrorism. The International Court of Justice (ICJ) said that the contentious barrier on the occupied territory was “contrary to international law”, according to an advisory issued in 2004. The Complicated History of Palestine and Israel Close Israeli machinery demolished Palestinian houses in the village of Sur Baher on July 22.ReutersHundreds of Israeli troops began demolishing Palestinian homes near the Israeli West Bank barrier on Monday July 22, drawing criticism and protests from international communities. The demolishing took place in Sur Baher, a Palestinian village in the disputed Wadi al-Hummus region close to the Israeli West Bank barrier. Israel officials have considered the settlements as a threat to regional security.The surrounding village residents of Wadi al-Hummus told local media that 16 residential buildings, including 100 apartments were bulldozed on Monday morning.”They have been evacuating people from their homes by force and they have started planting explosives in the homes they want to destroy,” Hamada Hamada, a community leader, told Reuters.last_img read more


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first_imgDylan Murphy, Miss D.C. Teen USA 2016; Jasmine Jones, Miss D.C. USA 2016; Deshauna Barber, Miss USA 2016; Kara McCullough, Miss D.C. USA 2017 and Nadiya Williams, Miss Teen D.C. USA 2017.last_img