Azusa goes wild, 16-1

first_imgThe game was called in the fifth inning because of the mercy rule. ” Brenes, who walked leadoff hitter Junior Nova on four pitches, faced 10 batters and lasted only a third of an inning. After giving up Martinez’s homer, he walked two more batters and hit three others, prompting Rosemead coach Mark Paramo to make a change. “I was just trying to get a couple of innings out of him,” Paramo said, explaining that with some of his best pitchers ineligible because of academic problems and another game scheduled for today, Rosemead was stretched thin. “None of these guys have thrown a varsity inning. It was just a tough game.” AZUSA – Rosemead High School showed up late for the start of the baseball season, arriving at Azusa only 15 minutes before game time because of a bus problem. They might have been better off staying home. The Panthers, playing short-handed, had trouble throwing strikes from the start, allowing the Aztecs to deliver a 16-1 blowout in an Arcadia Elks Tournament game Friday. Azusa scored 10 runs in the bottom of the first inning, highlighted by a three-run home run from Aaron Martinez, as it took advantage of Rosemead right-hander Adam Brenes’ wildness. center_img Azusa continued to score runs against reliever Danny Leanos, collecting eight hits in the second inning for another six runs. That included a three-run home run that Nova hit over the left-field wall. “I told the guys to just wait for pitches they liked,” Martinez said. “It seems like when you put some hits together, they kind of just multiply.” Nova was effective in his three innings of work, allowing only one run in the top of the first when Carlos Camarena lofted a blooper into shallow right field that fell for an RBI triple. Martinez was pleased to see Azusa start its season strong after making the playoffs the past few years, though he would like the Aztecs to work more on their defense. “We have a good program here and I want to keep it going,” he said. Meanwhile, Rosemead knows it has a lot to work on. “(We’re going to) use this as a measuring stick of the progress we need to make,” Paramo said. “I was very happy and fortunate after that first inning,” Azusa first-year coach Mike Martinez said. “Those guys made me look good. james.figueroa@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2684 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

From Africa to America – by rowing boat

first_imgSouth African adventurer Riaan Manser has accomplished some spectacular feats in his life. To keep their energy up, they ate mostly high-calory, freeze-dried foods. When they wanted fresh food, there was only one way to acquire it: fishing in the ocean. (Image: Riaan Manser)Brand South Africa ReporterSouth African adventurer Riaan Manser has accomplished some spectacular feats in his life. On Wednesday – the day of South Africa’s fifth democratic elections – he added another amazing accomplishment as he and girlfriend Vesti Geldenhuys became the first people to row from Africa to North America.They reached Miami on the eastern seaboard of the United States, but after finally putting their feet on North American land after an epic five-month journey, they still have one final trip to make to New York.‘I just really wanted to see New York’“I just really wanted to see New York,” Geldenhuys, a lawyer, told CBS News of her motivation for taking on the challenge with Manser.Their trip began from Agadir, Morocco in December 2013, and three weeks later they reached the Canary Islands. From there, they spent two-and-a-half months at sea before reaching the Bahamas. After that, it was on to Miami.The couple’s arrival in Miami was not without incident. They were met by the US Coast Guard, who at first thought they were a refugee boat out of Cuba. Then the news helicopters arrived.‘Nearly a million strokes’“Nearly a million strokes we took to get over here,” Manser said.To keep their energy up, they ate mostly high-calory, freeze-dried foods. When they wanted fresh food, there was only one way to acquire it: fishing in the ocean.They used a small, high-tech rowboat, which was equipped with two plotters to indicate the boat’s position on a nautical chart, a weather station and VHF radio. A solar power regulator supplied power to the on-board technology, while a salt water converter turned salt water into drinking water.In case of emergency, they also carried personal locator beacons (PLB) and an emergency position-indicating radio beacon (EPIRB).Despite the precautions, the danger and challenges were immense. They had no support crew and no rescue crew.CapsizedOn 20 February, the pair suffered an experience that could have cost them their lives when their rowboat capsized after it was hit by a 15-foot wave, trapping Geldenhuys underneath, while Manser was thrown clear.Manser described the incident as a “wake-up call”.“You have to be willing to give everything, and that even includes your life,” he told CBS without batting an eye.Previous endurance featsManser’s previous endurance feats include circumnavigating Africa on a Bicycle (between September 2003 and November 2006); circumnavigating Madagascar by kayak (between August 2008 and July 2009); and paddling around Iceland in a double sea-kayak with Dan Skinstad, who has mild cerebral palsy, in five months in 2011.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

Webtrends Acquires Testing & Optimization Shop Widemile

first_imgAnalytics firm Webtrends has acquired testing and optimization services company Widemile, as announced this afternoon in a blog post by Webtrends. Webtrends provides analytics on customer activity online to big name companies such as Microsoft, Virgin Atlantic, ShopNBC and McAfee. The financial details of the deal were not disclosed. What Webtrends is getting from Widemile is technology that boosts their ability to do multivariate testing and optimization based on real-time analytics. By integrating additional testing and optimization into their services, Webtrends is fast becoming a top outlet for businesses looking to do comprehensive analysis of their online presence. “We have had a new leadership team in place since about August of last year…with the full team together we have built out our strategy and that provided the impetus for this move,” said Webtrends VP of Marketing Jascha Kaykas-Wolff in a phone conversation with ReadWriteWeb. Widemile is a Seattle-based company and its roughly two dozen employees will stay on there. Most of the couple hundred Webtrends employees are located in Portland, Oregon. Other companies that offer multivariate testing and optimization include Omniture and Accenture. But “Widemile, in our opinion, serves the needs of the market best,” said Kaykas, who said that the self-service model with professional services on the side was a good fit with the way Webtrends operates. 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now IT + Project Management: A Love Affair steven walling Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo…center_img Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… Related Posts Tags:#enterprise#news last_img read more

No Aurobindo Bhavan access to Bangladesh yet

first_imgFive months after the promise of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to allot space to Bangladesh on the premises of Sri Aurobindo Bhavan — where Aurobindo Ghose was born on August 15, 1872 — no access has been provided to the country yet. Government sources told The Hindu that the “issue has not moved due to the reluctance of the trust” that looks after the Bhavan. “The trust officials did not entertain any request to meet the Bangladesh High Commissioner when he came to Kolkata about a month or so ago,” an official said. No one in the trust office could be reached.The building houses the office of the first government of Bangladesh. On April 17, 1971, it took the oath of office there. Three of the Ministries were at Aurobindo Bhavan, while seven were at 9 Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Sarani [formerly Shakespeare Sarani] where the Deputy High Commission office is housed. Acknowledging that they have not been granted any access yet, the Deputy High Commissioner of Bangladesh in Kolkata, Toufique Hassan, said they have plans to construct a museum on the premises “but only in consultation” with the Bhavan’s authority. “If we do anything it will only be done in consultation with the authorities after having a consensus, not by displeasing anyone as Sri Aurobindo is a much respected figure in both [parts of] Bengal. Sentiments attached to him [Sri Aurobindo] would never be disrespected,” Mr. Hassan said. “We plan to raise a museum, but without touching the main building even if the Bangladesh government office was located there. Since Sri Aurobindo was born there, we will not touch it, but construct the museum in some designated corner to mark our Independence and the fact that the first office of the government was located there. We will definitely not spread all over the campus as some people perhaps fear,” said Mr. Hassan.Earlier this year, following her meeting with Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Ms. Banerjee had said that both countries would talk to find out how the issue can be addressed. “The place was with them [Hasina’s family] for a long time. Now it is Aurobindo Bhavan, perhaps under the Ashram [trust]. They [Bangladesh] want to restore it. Both countries will talk about it [and] find out if they [the trust] agree and accept land elsewhere,” Ms. Banerjee had said.Mr. Hassan and West Bengal’s Minister for Urban Development Firhad Hakim are likely to visit the Bhavan to discuss the issue with the trust.last_img read more

Venus Williams wins, Kerber loses at Wimbledon

first_imgWilliams, who last won the title at the All England Club in 2008, advanced to the Wimbledon quarterfinals by beating 19-year-old Ana Konjuh 6-3, 6-2 on Monday.Williams is playing at the grass-court major for the 20th time in her career, with her Wimbledon debut coming a few months before Konjuh was born.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsKerber, who reached the Wimbledon final last year but lost to Serena Williams, was beaten by Garbine Muguruza on No. 2 Court, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4.With the loss by Kerber, either Simona Halep or Karolina Pliskova will take over as the top-ranked player after the tournament. Venus Williams of the United States returns to Croatia’s Ana Konjuh during their Women’s Singles Match on day seven at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London Monday, July 10, 2017. (Photo by KIRSTY WIGGLESWORTH / AP)First published: 9:51 p.m., July 10, 2017LONDON — Five-time Wimbledon champion Venus Williams won and top-ranked Angelique Kerber lost.ADVERTISEMENT Williams will next face French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko in the quarterfinals. The 20-year-old Latvian, who won her first tour-level title at Roland Garros last month, beat fourth-seeded Elina Svitolina 6-3, 7-6 (6) on Court 12.Ostapenko led 5-3 in the second set, but was broken and forced into a tiebreaker. She finally won by converting her eighth match point.Ostapenko had never before been past the third round at a major tournament prior to this year’s French Open. She was the first woman to win her debut tour-level title at a Grand Slam tournament since 1979.At Wimbledon, the Latvian is into the quarterfinals for the first time. However, the 20-year-old Latvian won the girls’ title at the All England Club in 2014.Two-time Grand Slam champion Svetlana Kuznetsova and Magdalena Rybarikova also advanced to the quarterfinals.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Dwyane Wade vows to visit PH LATEST STORIES The second Monday at Wimbledon is, arguably, the busiest day in tennis. All 16 fourth-round matches at the All England Club are played on the same day, a schedule that will produce all eight male and all eight female quarterfinalists.Andy Murray was on Centre Court against Benoit Paire, and Roger Federer will follow.On No. 1 Court, Johanna Konta was up first, followed by Rafael Nadal. Novak Djokovic is third.Kuznetsova was the first to finish her match on Monday, beating Agnieszka Radwanska 6-2, 6-4.The seventh-seeded Russian is a two-time Grand Slam champion who will be playing in the Wimbledon quarterfinals for the fourth time. She has never advanced past that stage.In the quarterfinals, Kuznetsova will face Muguruza.Rybarikova, who beat Pliskova in the second round, defeated Petra Martic of Croatia 6-4, 2-6, 6-3 and advanced to the Wimbledon quarterfinals for the first time.Rybarikova missed nearly seven months after last year’s Wimbledon because of injuries./rga View comments Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’last_img read more

Extra! Extra! Red Sox once again playing a lot of innings

first_imgHotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ It was past 1 a.m. at Fenway Park with the AL East leaders and Toronto tied at 4. The start was delayed for more than an hour by rain, and Pedroia and Chris Young homered for Boston.Both teams scored a run in the 11th to keep it going. In the middle of the 14th, there was a second seventh-inning stretch, with “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” again playing at the ballpark.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsThe Red Sox lost in 16 innings to the New York Yankees on Saturday. Boston and the Yankees then split a day-night doubleheader Sunday.Boston lost to Toronto 4-3 on Monday night — albeit in just nine innings. National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress China boxing star Zou primed for biggest battle yet Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Dustin Pedroia #15 of the Boston Red Sox crosses home after hitting a home run against the Toronto Blue Jays during the sixth inning at Fenway Park on July 18, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFPBOSTON — No rest lately for Dustin Pedroia and these Boston Red Sox.The Red Sox kept up their recent rash of playing extra extra innings when they went into the 15th early Wednesday against the Toronto Blue Jays.ADVERTISEMENT Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games LATEST STORIES Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ MOST READlast_img read more