A diamond day to watch Lancers baseball put on gem of a performance

first_imgTrey Austin, who sported a pretty awesome moustache, pitched five and a third scoreless innings for the Lancers and went three for three at the plate.SM East baseball fans couldn’t have asked for much more: A rare home game on a perfect May Saturday that ended with a 3-1 win over Bishop Ward.[pullquote]Trey Austin on SM East’s recent successClick the arrow to hear Austin’s comments after Saturday’s game.Audio Playerhttps://dfv6pkw99pxmo.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Trey_Austin_Shawnee_Mission_East.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.[/pullquote]The Lancers’ pitching and defense looked in top form as the team beat the Cyclones and now enters the final four games of the regular season, jockeying for a spot among the top three team in the region and a spot in the playoff bracket. Head coach Jerrod Ryherd said his squad is playing well down the stretch, and he was pleased with their showing Saturday.“We pitched really good and played really great defense. Any time you’re able to do that, you’re going to be alright off,” he said. “I feel really confident with this team. They’ve got great team chemistry and they play hard.”Senior Trey Austin had a standout day against Bishop Ward, going three for three at the plate and driving in one of the Lancers’ three runs. Austin also pitched five and a third innings, giving up no runs, striking out four and walking one. Sophomore Joey Wentz had a solid day as well, starting the game on the mound and giving up one run over one and two-thirds innings while striking out two. Wentz went one for three at the plate and drove in a run.Gunnar Troutwine and Mitchell Tyler accounted for the Lancers’ other two hits on the day.SM East is now 12-4 on the season, and will face Olathe Northwest, SM North, St. James Academy and SM South in its final four regular season games. State regionals play begins May 19.It would be pretty tough to imagine a more idyllic way to pass a Saturday afternoon…Joey Wentz was Saturday’s starting pitcher. He also drove in a run for the Lancers.last_img read more

Coastal wins contracts worth $34M

first_imgCoastal Contracts Bhd, a Malaysia-based provider of marine products and services to the shipping and oil and gas industries, has announced that its subsidiaries have collectively secured contracts worth approximately RM130 million ($34.01 million). According to the company’s Bursa Malaysia filing, the contracts are for the sales of two units of offshore support vessels and six units of low-end vessels. Coastal Contracts did not reveal the name of the buyers.Including the new contracts and after adjusting for revenue recognition from vessels delivered to buyers up to July 24, 2015, Coastal Group has about RM1.97 billion ($515 million) worth of cumulative sales orders awaiting delivery to customers up to 2017.The company noted that the revenue stream from the latest contracts is expected to contribute positively to the earnings per share and net assets per share of Coastal Group for the financial years ending December 31, 2015.[mappress mapid=”2246″]last_img read more

Dumfries & Galloway named Rural Location of the Year at Staycation awards

first_imgVisitScotland Consumer PR Manager Erin Hickey receiving the award from presenter Matt Baker. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInDumfries & Galloway was named Rural Location of the Year at the i Staycation Awards last week (21 November), launched by i Newspaper and holidaycottages.co.uk.It was one of two destinations in Scotland to have come out on top at the UK’s first national Staycation Awards, alongside Dundee which was named Staycation City of the Year.The dark skies that can be enjoyed in Dumfries & Galloway as well as the miles of coastline, walks and spectacular scenery helped the region stand out as an ideal rural destination for a holiday where “visitors can expect to slow down.”Erin Hickey our Consumer PR Manager for the UK attended and picked up the award for the region, presented by One Show presenter Matt Baker. I am delighted that Dumfries & Galloway has received this fantastic accolade; affirming what we have know for a long time that the region is a perfect destination for a rural getaway.With its proximity to north England and great connections with Northern Ireland and London through Carlisle Airport, Dumfries & Galloway is popular with visitors from across the UK. Dumfries & Galloway really does have something for everyone – it boasts breathtaking scenery, a stunning coastline, unique culture and heritage as well as amazing outdoor activities and delicious local food and drink.I hope that this award encourages many more visitors to come to the region and I would urge the local tourism industry to make the most of the fantastic opportunity.Tourism is more than a holiday experience – it is the heartbeat of the Scottish economy and touches every community, generating income, jobs and social change.Paula Ward, VisitScotland Regional Leadership Directorlast_img read more

IEEE Releases Report on Wake-Up Radio Technology Aimed at Increasing Battery Life for Wireless Devices

first_img An overview of IEEE 802.11ba Wake-Up Radio Near-and long-term use cases Market forecasts A comparison of IEEE Wake-Up Radio to other technologies A look at potential future developments Click here to learn more. IEEE has released the IEEE Technology Report on Wake-Up Radio. Wake-Up Radio is a breakthrough technology from the IEEE 802.11ba Standards Task Group that significantly extends the battery life of devices and sensors, particularly those that are part of the Internet of Things (IoT). With the projected growth of IoT devices exceeding 20 billion by 2020, Wake-Up Radio will greatly reduce the need for frequent recharging or replacement of batteries while still maintaining optimum device performance.Energy conservation is a critical requirement for the billions of future networked devices exclusively dependent on battery power with a target operational lifetime in excess of five years. These devices are expected to make up a substantial fraction of the Internet of Things market. IEEE P802.11ba – Wake Up Radio is a key enabling energy conserving technology for the markets they will serve, and this insightful report has been crafted to help stakeholders better understand the potential of the technology and market.From smart homes and smart warehouses, to logistics and transport, to wearable health-monitoring devices and more, achieving low-power, low-latency objectives are essential for organizations designing or using IoT devices. Wake-Up Radio, running on the common standard IEEE 802.11, offers solutions to overcome design challenges, and to meet the unique requirements for low-power and low-latency in a world of ubiquitous IoT device deployments.The IEEE Wake-Up Radio is an add-on to existing IEEE 802.11 radios that substantially improve power-saving performance of IEEE 802, removing the need to compromise between power savings and latency. This makes the technology suitable for a new class of battery-powered devices that will drive innovation and exciting new applications in the market.The IEEE Technology Report on Wake-Up Radio provides:last_img read more

STI-West Negros captures NBTC-Bacolod crown

first_imgMembers of the STI-West Negros University Junior Mustang pose for a photo. COURTESY OF JEROME GALUNAN STI-WEST Negros University Junior Mustang captured the National Basketball Training Center Bacolod Leg crown after an 80-73 win over Bacolod Tay Tung High School Thunderbolts in the do-or-die Game 3 on Monday night at the STI-WNU Gym.Aldave Canoy led the way with 25 points, while Bon Brix Balontong and Austine Laureno finished with 17 markers apiece for the Junior Mustangs, which moves on to the NBTC regionals with the win.Holding to a slim 22-20 advantage after the first period, the Junior Mustangs started to pull away in the second period on conversions from Canoy and Balontong for a 40-30 halftime lead.The Thunderbolts cut into the Junior Mustang’s deficit in the third period but the latter managed to create enough distance in the fourth stanza with Laureno and Canoy converting their hits. Rommel Hechanova Jr. finished with 22 markers, while Christian Gamao added 16 markers for the Thunderbolts, which suffered its second straight loss to the Junior Mustang following their NOPSSCEA encounter late last year.The Junior Mustang drew first blood in the best-of-three finale series after an 80-63 victory in Game 1 last Saturday, while the Thunderbolts bounced back with a 66-63 win in Game 2 last Sunday.On their way to the championship round, the Thunderbolts ousted University of St. La Salle-Bacolod, while the Junior Mustangs made a quick work of the Living Stones International School./PNlast_img read more