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

Delegates attend Inox India registration event

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Tributes pour in for Zimbabwe jazz legend Dorothy Masuka

first_imgA baobab tree has fallen with the passing of a one of a kind Musician, the legendary Mama Dorothy Masuka. Her music was the soundtrack of some of our most joyful moments & the light of our souls during our darkest hours. Lala ngoxolo Mama wethu. pic.twitter.com/YIg5AG6FwP— Min. Nathi Mthethwa (@NathiMthethwaSA) February 23, 2019Masuka was born and raised in Bulawayo, where her musical talent was discovered at a tender age before she left the country for South Africa.She became a household name in South Africa because most of her music was inspired by the lives of people living in the townships in the 1950s. This did not go down well with the apartheid regime and she fled the country and had brief stints in Malawi, Tanzania and the UK before she returned to the then Rhodesia.Ms. Masuka did not stay much in Rhodesia as a result of her political inclination, which compelled her to flee the country to Zambia, from where she relocated to Zimbabwe, a year after independence in 1981. She only moved back to South Africa after Nelson Mandela was released from jail in 1990.Aunty Dot, as she was popularly known, released several songs, including hits such as Pata Pata, Ma-Gumede, Khauleza, Nhingrikiri and Lendaba, among others.She was staying in Johannesburg with her grandchildren.Related ZIMBABWE POWER TRANSITION Zimbabwe-born veteran jazz musician Dorothy Masuka has died.She was 83.Masuka had been suffering from complications related to hypertension after suffering a mild stroke last year.Thousands of fans, politicians and prominent artists from across the globe took to social media to convey their condolences to the Masuka family following the announcement of the world-renowned jazz singer’s death last night.https://twitter.com/ProVerbMusic/status/1099355268117336064/photo/1?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1099355268117336064&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.sowetanlive.co.za%2Fnews%2Fsouth-africa%2F2019-02-23-veteran-musician-dorothy-masuka-has-died%2F Saving Zimbabwe’s Vultures Empowering Zimbabwe Nurseslast_img read more

Vickers Viscount, Pesawat Turboprop Pertama di Dunia,Mengenal Bell 206 JetRanger, Pesawat ‘Penjaga’ Museum Polri yang Pernah Keliling…

first_imgPrototipe Viscount 700 G-AMAV dengan livery British West Indian Airways (BWIA). Foto: baesystems.com Inggris memainkan peranan penting dalam percaturan industri penerbangan global di tahun 40-60an. Pesawat jet komersial pertama dunia, de Havilland Comet, mungkin jadi salah satu bukti. Tak hanya itu, Inggris juga membuka jalan dimulainya era penerbangan turboprop -sebagai pengganti mesin piston yang berisik dan banyak getaran- melalui pengembangan pesawat turboprop pertama di dunia, Vickers Viscount.Baca juga: De Havilland Comet, Inilah Pesawat Jet Komersial Pertama di DuniaDikutip dari baesystems.com, penerbangan perdana Vickers Viscount dimulai pada Juli 1948 melalui prototipe tipe 630. Saat itu, pesawat dengan nomor registrasi G-AHRF ini hanya diperbolehkan oleh Komite Brabazon -komite yang dibentuk oleh pemerintah Inggris pada tahun 1942 untuk menganalisis kebutuhan masa depan pasar pesawat sipil Inggris setelah Perang Dunia II- sebanyak 24 kursi. Namun, setelah prototipe Vickers Viscount tipe 630 sukses terbang, kapasitasnya ditingkatkan menjadi 32 penumpang dengan panjang pesawat hingga 22 meter lebih. Keberhasilan prototipe Vickers Viscount tipe 630 bersama mesin turboprop Rolls-Royce Dart pun mengundang perhatian dunia. Pasalnya, sebelum Vickers Viscount datang, umumnya pesawat masih menggunakan mesin piston yang tak ramah penumpang. Walaupun masih butuh beberapa perbaikan, Vickers Viscount sebagai pesawat dengan mesin turboprop pertama di dunia kala itu digadang-gadang bakal menggantikan Douglas DC-3 yang dinilai usang.Belum usai prototipe Vickers Viscount tipe 630 dengan mesin turboprop Rolls-Royce Dart, prototipe kedua Viscount tipe 663 dengan mesin jet Rolls-Royce Tay tak lama berselang siap mengudara. Prototipe ini didapuk sebagai test-bed untuk mengembangkan pesawat Vickers Valiant dengan mesin jet. Maklum, saat itu, perlombaan pengembangan pesawat jet komersial pertama di dunia cukup ketat, dengan saingan terberat datang dari rekan se-negara, De Havilland.Prototipe Vickers Viscount G-AHRF dengan livery British European Airways (BEA). Foto: baesystems.comSetelah berdiskusi dengan British European Airways (BEA) sebagai mitra utama Vickers-Armstrongs (pabrikan Vickers Viscount), varian turboprop akhirnya lebih diprioritaskan karena dinilai lebih menguntungkan. Maskapai Inggris itu pun akhirnya memesan 26 pesawat Vickers Viscount tipe 700, dengan penambahan 47 hingga 53 kursi, jauh lebih besar dari dua tipe sebelumnya.Penambahan kapastitas kursi tentu menuntut Vickers untuk menambah panjang pesawat menjadi sekitar 25 meter dari semula hanya 22 meter. Setelah menanti beberapa tahun, pada 28 Agustus 1950 protoripe Vickers Viscount tipe 700 pun berhasil terbang perdana. Prototipe dengan nomor registrasi G-AMAV inilah yang semakin meyakinkan dunia akan datangnya era pesawat turboprop yang lebih efisien, minim getaran, dan halus.Tiga tahun berselang, tepatnya pada 18 April 1953, Vickers Viscount BEA dengan nomor registrasi G-AMNY mulai masuk ke dalam layanan dengan menempuh rute London-Siprus. Momen itu pun mengukuhkanya sebagai layanan berjadwal turboprop pertama di dunia.Dalam rentang 1948 -1963, sebanyak 445 Vickers Viscount diproduksi. Dengan jumlah tersebut, Vickers Viscount menjadi pesawat pertama yang sukses dan menguntungkan setelah Perang Dunia II. Pelanggan terbesar tentu datang dari maskapai domestik sebanyak 77 unit. Sisanya, tersebar di 40 negara melalui lebih dari 60 operator. Umumnya, Eropa dan Amerika Utara masih menjadi pasar terbesar Vickers Viscount.Baca juga: 55 Tahun Lalu, Antonov An-22 Antei, Turboprop Terbesar di Dunia Terbang PerdanaAda lima varian berbeda Vickers Viscount yang diproduksi. Mulai dari tipe 630, tipe 663, tipe 700 series, serta tipe 800 series dan tipe 810 series yang lebih panjang. Dari kesemuanya itu, tipe 700 series adalah yang tersukses, dengan total penjualan sebanyak 287 unit.Dengan jangkauan maksimum mencapai 3.218 km, kemampuan melesat hingga 510 km per jam, serta ketinggian terbang mencapai 6.400 m, Vickers Viscount menjadi benar-benar menjadi idola baru maskapai di seluruh dunia, terutama untuk layanan regional. Penerbangan minim getaran dan nyaman menjadi daya tarik utama penumpang terhadap pesawat ini, melalui mesin turboprop serta jendela yang jauh lebih besar dari yang ada saat itu.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedDe Havilland Comet, Inilah Pesawat Jet Komersial Pertama di Dunia27/12/2019In “Featured”Pesawat Jet Komersial Terpendek di Dunia Rupanya Warisan Jerman Barat19/08/2020In “Analisa Angkutan”Kisah Keluarga Vickers, Pesawat Komuter Andalan Penerbangan Domestik Dekade 70-an, Punya Cerita Kelam di Indonesia!02/09/2020In “Analisa Angkutan”last_img read more

No. 7 UWF women’s tennis wins 45th straight GSC match

first_imgRESULTSROME, Ga. – The No. 7-ranked University of West Florida women’s tennis team defeated No. 34 Shorter 8-1 on the road Friday afternoon. West Florida (5-1, 3-0) wins its 45th consecutive Gulf South Conference match with the victory over Shorter. The No. 10-ranked doubles team of seniors Laure-Eline Faure (Toulouse, France) and Monika Kochanova (Bratislava, Slovakia) fell at number one doubles 4-8 while junior Nina Bubelova (Pova’sk’ Bystrica, Slovakia) and senior Fernanda Amaral (Curitiba, Brazil) won 8-5 at number two doubles. Senior Francesca Fanchin (New York, N.Y.) and junior Katarina Dikosavljevic (Queensland, Australia) won at number three doubles by a score of 8-3. No. 4 Kochanova won 6-3, 6-3 at number one singles en route to her 35th career singles victory while Faure won at number two singles by a score of 6-2, 7-5. Bubelova won 6-4, 6-2 at number three singles while Dikosavljevic won at number four singles 4-6, 6-4, 10-6. Amaral won 6-1, 4-6, 6-3 at number five singles en route to her 45th career singles victory while junior Sarai Flores (Mexico City, Mexico) swept her opponent at number six singles 6-0, 6-0. West Florida will continue the season on the road Saturday, March 7 as they face GSC opponent Lee at 9 a.m. ET. For information on all UWF athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com. #ARGOS# Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Attendance Incentives

first_imgEvery student with perfect attendance will receive a coupon for a free ice cream cone from Dairy Queen, at the end of each 9 weeks. Elk ValleyJellico High SchoolStudents with perfect attendance.LaFollette Middle Caryville ElementaryCES is giving away prizes(small treats or trinkets) every Friday the month of September for students that have perfect attendance that week.  Then at the end of September, we are having a drawing for 2-3 larger prizes for any student that perfect attendance for the month of September!!! Every morning in assembly we are promoting attendance and rallying excitement for perfect attendance prizes!!!!Share this:FacebookTwitterlast_img read more