“Olivia holds a 4.0 in biology, which is difficult to do on its own without the time required to compete in athletics,” Steward said. “We wish her well as she embarks on her next adventure in life, and I know she will be extremely successful in whatever endeavor she chooses.” BEAUMONT — The Lamar women’s golf team placed a pair of student-athletes on the Southland Conference All-Academic team that was announced by the conference office on Monday.Sophomore Elodie Chapelet (Souraide, France) was named to the first team, while senior Olivia Le Roux (Brackenfell, South Africa) was a second-team selection. Next Up“Elodie and Olivia are two examples of dedicated student-athletes,” LU women’s golf coach Jessica Steward said. “They work hard to keep their golf games in good shape without sacrificing academic performance. They prioritize, manage their time well and set great examples for their teammates to follow.”Chapelet, a business major with a 3.38 GPA, posted eight-top 10 finishes in nine events, including six-top-five finishes and one victory this season along with winning both of her matches at the Cardinal Challenge, LU’s only match-play event of the season. Chapelet, a two-time All-Southland Conference selection and the 2017 Southland Women’s Golfer of the Year and Freshman of the Year, averaged a team-leading 73.96 strokes per round this season, with a low round of 68. Le Roux, who just graduated from Lamar, with a 4.00 GPA in biology, was a second-team selection this season. A three-time selection to the all-academic team, Le Roux averaged 77.43 strokes per round this season over 26 rounds, with a low round of 70. Le Roux posted three top-10 finishes this season.
The energy industry and those who support it locally are composed of proud local people who hold a valuable place in our local, state and global economy. They are important; their missions matter not only to our community, state, nation and world but also to their families for whom they toil daily.We salute people who make Southeast Texas economically robust. We encourage young people to explore the opportunities that abound here. And the importance of our ports will continue to expand with the deepening of our ship channel.That prowess does not come without challenges. That includes the challenge to develop a workforce not only of engineers but also of welders and process operators and instrument technicians — and environmentalists. We need people who can build scaffolding, load cargo, navigate waters and guide massive tankers, manage ports and sail the oceans. And we need people who can lend service to those workers to help them accomplish their invaluable missions, including the Coast Guard and others who inspect and protect our waterways and shores and all their related businesses. Next UpHow core is oil and gas to our existence? The question might be considered by the existence of 3,500 miles of pipelines under Jefferson County. We are all near a pipeline.It might be considered by the 600,000 barrels of oil produced at Motiva, the largest refinery in North America, or by hefty production at Valero Refinery or ExxonMobil or others. When it comes to refined products, we are vital to the industry.Consider our importance, too, to the nation. The Port of Port Arthur handled 4 million tons of cargo in 2018, much of that related to energy exports. In fact, exports that leave our shores by way of the Sabine Neches Waterway help our efforts to balance our trade with the world. Four weeks of our special Progress reports, released on consecutive Weekend editions — the theme has been Plants, Ports and Pipelines — have confirmed the challenges and opportunities of living in an oil and gas environment. That’s Southeast Texas for you.In four, 12-page special sections, we’ve offered a local history of energy production, the challenges of training and retaining an adept workforce, the opportunities and components along a robust ship channel and a peek into the future. We hope you have journeyed with us.It’s futile to howl against an energy economy, especially in this region. Oil and gas is the lifeline in Southeast Texas; it has provided us, within a global economy, a reason to be. That started with the gusher at Spindletop and establishment of ancient refineries in 1901 and 1903. It continued with the creation of products related to oil, including the development of petrochemicals and the more come-lately production of liquefied natural gas.
Tom Ritchey built his first frames in 1972, making this his 40th year of framebuilding. To celebrate, he’ll be bringing to NAHBS the first of 40 classic Ritchey frames hand built by the man himself. They’ll feature special 40th anniversary paint and graphics and include a few new builds using vintage tubing.Wanna get your hands on one? The first four frames will be up for auction, with proceeds benefitting various charities. The first one goes up for auction at NAHBS, the others will be staggered throughout the year:First (60cm road classic frame/fork) to be auctioned off at NAHBS (via Ebay). Starting price $3500. If it goes above $10k, Tom will offer a full custom frame, road or mountain, instead. Proceeds going to Team Rwanda.Second (model uncertain, possibly P-20 or Everest mountain frame) to be auctioned off. Starting price $3500. If it goes above $10k, Tom will a full custom frame, road or mountain, instead. Proceeds going to NICAThird (model uncertain, possibly P-20 or Everest mountain frame) to be auctioned off. Starting price $3500. If it goes above $10k, Tom will offer a full custom frame, road or mountain, instead. Proceeds going to Trips For Kids.Fourth (model uncertain, possibly P-20 or Everest mountain frame) to be auctioned off. Starting price $3500. If it goes above $10k, Tom will offer a full custom frame, road or mountain, instead. Proceeds going to Christmas Bike Program (details pending).Another 36 anniversary frames (a mix of P-20’s and Everest’s) will be sold at $2500 each throughout the year. The photo above is the brazed seat tube joint on special edition numero uno. Also at NAHBS, they’ll show a fillet brazed version of the new production Road Logic frame and a pre-production version of a new Breakaway Tandem. For the unfamiliar, his Breakaway frames are the full size folding travel bikes. So yes, he’s making a full size folding travel tandem.
Clayton Phillips, left, was named co-offensive player of the year in class 6A.When the all-state soccer teams were announced, the Shawnee Mission East and Bishop Miege programs did pretty well for themselves.Shawnee Mission East forward Clayton Phillips, who scored a school record 23 goals this season, was named co-offensive player of the year along with Dodge City’s Joshua Donjuan.Phillips was joined on the first team by teammates midfielder Oliver Bihuniak and defender Taylor Stover.Bishop Miege had three earn awards as Pedro Alvares was named co-offensive player of the year in Class 4-1A, West Gajan was named goalkeeper of the year and Nate Huppe was named coach of the year.The Stags placed six total on the first team including forward Jose Ramirez-Cordero, midfielder Richard Bowman, and defenders Alex Lopez and Alex Rotert.Class 6A First Team All-StateBrayden White, Washburn Rural, FORChase Klusman, Olathe Northwest, FORClayton Phillips, Shawnee Mission East, FOR (Co-Offensive Player of the Year)Joshua Donjuan, Dodge City, FOR (Co-Offensive Player of the Year)Julien Denis, Olathe East, FORMario Martinez, Dodge City, FORNoah Mabry, Blue Valley West, FORConnor Jokerst, Olathe Northwest, MIDEddie Del Toro, Dodge City, MIDEvan Carlile, Blue Valley West, MIDFrancisco Cayetano, Dodge City, MIDOliver Bihuniak, Shawnee Mission East, MIDRoss Boyd, Washburn Rural, MIDShane Kopplin, Olathe East, MIDBrian Desanto, Olathe South, DEFChris Cotton, Olathe Northwest, DEFConner Faith, Blue Valley West,DEFEvan Kaloupek, Olathe Northwest, DEFGriffin Stone, Olathe East, DEF (Co-Defensive Player of the Year)Miguel Baca, Dodge City, DEF (Co-Defensive Player of the Year)Taylor Stover, Shawnee Mission East, DEFTony Giddens, Washburn Rural, DEFCharlie Holmgren, Olathe Northwest, GK (Goalkeeper of the Year)Coach of the YearSaul Hernandez, Dodge CityClass 6A Second Team All-StateAdrian Blanco, Olathe East, FORBlake Arndt, Wichita Northwest, FORCain Scott, Lawrence, FORJonathon Renteria, Wichita North, FORJose Herrera, Garden City, FORNoah Fetter, Blue Valley Northwest, FORRyan Rigler, Shawnee Mission South, FORSeth Bowman, Shawnee Mission Northwest, FORAntonia, De La Torre, Dodge City, MIDBen Choi, Manhattan, MIDCameron Maxey, Shawnee Mission South, MIDGirma Kassa, Olathe North, MIDJacob Chapmin, Olathe East, MIDAlejandro Orona, Wichita North, DEFConall Root, Manhattan, DEFDylan Thomas Manhattan, DEFMartin Flores, Wichita North, DEFNolan Jones, Olathe North, DESam Schneck, Shawnee Mission South, DEFTyler Fisher, Wichita Northwest, DEFWay Tun, Wyandotte, DEFJenner Hickel, Washburn Rural, GKClass 6A Honorable MentionsBen Sherwood, Blue Valley West, FORDaniel Guardado, Wichita East, FORModou Fabuary, Manhattan, FORSam Mayeske, Gardner Edgerton, MIDAlfredo Espino, Wichita North, MIDAlfonso Ceballos, Wichita North, MIDAleberto Martina, Wichita East, MIDSalvador Bustos, Garden City, MIDJesus Macias, Garden City, MIDWalter Valenzuela, Wyandotte, MIDKender Acevedo, Garden City, GKClass 4-1A First Team All-StateAndric McGill, McPherson, FOR (Co-Offensive Player of the Year)Ethan Nunnery, Hays, FORJacob Meeker, Andover Central, FORJay Willcut, Basehor-Linwood, FORJose Ramirez-Cordero, Bishop Miege, FORJonny Harms, Basehor-Linwood, MIDJordan Salb, Basehor-Linwood, MIDLogan Williams, Tonganoxie, MIDNoah Juarez, Louisburg, MIDPark Webb, Rose Hill, MIDPatrick Munsey, Mcpherson, MIDPedro Alvares, Bishop Miege, MID (Co-Offensive Player of the Year) Richard Bowman, Bishop Miege, MIDAlex Lopez, Bishop Miege, DEFAlex Rotert, Bishop Miege, DEFChandler Carey, Basehor-Linwood, DEF (Defensive Player of the Year)Cody June, Basehor-Linwood, DEFDarrius Armstrong, McPherson, DEFDevin Cape, McPherson, DEFJacob Benne, Louisburg, DEFTrevor Kincheloe, Bashor-Linwood, GK (Co-Goalkeeper of the Year)West Gajan, Bishop Miege, GK (Co-Goalkeeper of the Year)Coach of the YearNate Huppe, Bishop MiegeClass 4-1A Second Team All-StateBenedict Horvatic, Atchison, FORCooper Allan Buhler, FORJackson Jones, Piper, FORJackson Lewallen, Andover, Central, FORManny Carrasco, Rose Hill, FORZachary Wagner, Hays, FORDaniel O’Neill, Trinity Academy, MIDEthan Brooks, Trinity Academy, MIDGrant Ryals, Louisburg, MIDJacob Cromly, Andover Central, MIDJesus Silva, Piper, MIDKaden Quint, Buhler, MIDNate Streeter, Kansas City Christian, MIDAnthony Montez, Piper, DEFCurran Conklin, Louisburg, DEFDylan Kroll, Tonganoxie, DEFGabe Pappert, Piper, DEFJared Smart, Buhler, DEFKris Light, Louisburg, DEFSam Runck, Trinity Academy, DEFDavis Joseph, Andover Central, GKEmmett Lockridge, Piper, GKNick McKenzie, Trinity Academy, GKClass 4-1A Honorable MentionsCooper Mumford, Kansas City Christian, FORSammy Gonzales, Blue Springs, FORToby Penner, Berean Academy, MIDBlake Peterson, Buhler, DEFJackon Vander, Kansas City Christian, DEFJesse Unruh, Berean Academy, DEFAmbrose Stefan, Louisburg, GKConner Staab, Hays, GKHector Flores, Atchison, GKTanner Rose, McPherson, GK
The vehicle of interest captured traveling eastbound on 75th Street at the intersection with Mission Road.Prairie Village police today said they are looking for information about a vehicle that they believe could be associated with the two home invasions that took place in the 5100 block of W 75th Street last month. The department’s notice about the investigation is below:The Prairie Village Police Department is investigating two home invasion robberies that occurred in the 5100 Blk of W. 75th Street. The robberies occurred on 5/19/2017 and 5/27/2017. The suspect has been described as a black male, 20-30 yrs old, approximately 6’2 with a muscular build and being bald or having short hair.We have developed a vehicle of interest and would like to locate the vehicle. The vehicle is a 2000-2005 silver Buick LeSabre. The vehicle was displaying a paper tag and had a yellow object hanging from the rear view mirror. The vehicle also has an antenna near the rear of the roof. If you recognize this vehicle please contact the Prairie Village Police.The first incident took place May 19. The second incident took place May 27. In both cases, the perpetrator forced the occupants of the home into a room while he went through the residence stealing things.Additional images captured by street post-mounted security cameras are below:
Future looks bright for women’s tennis with return of Anderson David McCoyMarch 24, 2006Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintMinnesota’s women’s tennis team has had a tough go of things all season.The Gophers (3-10, 0-1 Big Ten) have suffered through a difficult season with three of their top eight players injured, including two of last year’s starters.But that might start to change this weekend when Minnesota faces Ohio State at 11 a.m. Saturday.That’s because coach Tyler Thomson said there’s a good chance one of those two starters, sophomore Jane Anderson, could return to the lineup.“I’d say right now there’s a better than 50 percent chance she’ll play this weekend,” Thomson said.Thomson said he couldn’t comment on the specifics of Anderson’s injury because of federal privacy laws. But Thomson did say doctors had cleared Anderson to play and that she has been practicing the past couple of weeks after not practicing all season beforehand.Anderson played as high as No. 2 singles last season for the Gophers.While Anderson’s return would bolster Minnesota’s singles lineup, senior Nischella Reddy said it will be its doubles pairs that will need to carry the team this weekend. “It’s just nice going into the match with the doubles point because you know you just have to split the other six singles to win the match,” Reddy said. “It’s just comforting. It’s good momentum.”Reddy and junior Ida Malmberg have experienced a great deal of success this season as a doubles pair. Despite the team’s struggles overall, Reddy and Malmberg are 10-3.“I think our combinations are looking pretty good,” Reddy said. “We’ve got a lot of confidence, so there’s no reason why we shouldn’t beat them or at least have a shot at beating them.”Men face big testMinnesota’s men’s tennis team will face one of the best teams in the nation this weekend when No. 7 Ohio State comes to the Baseline Tennis Center at noon Sunday.It is Minnesota’s first home dual meet since losing to Texas 5-2 Jan. 28.The day before, then-54th-ranked Minnesota knocked off then-No. 13 Texas A&M 4-3, and coach David Geatz said there’s no reason his 46th-ranked Gophers shouldn’t feel like another big home upset can happen.“I think our guys always think we can win,” Geatz said. “If we can get a good effort out of six guys, who knows? Our guys all think they can win, I think we win too.”
EUROPE: Meeting on February 10, the European Union’s Railway Interoperability & Safety Committee – bringing together representatives of the member states – voted unanimously in favour of the proposed recast of the Control Command & Signalling TSI.Being enacted as a Commission Regulation, the Change Control Management Regulation enacts a number of revisions to TSI CCS, following 18 months of preparatory work by the European Railway Agency as the System Authority for ETCS.The package includes the second Maintenance Release of ETCS Baseline 3 (Version 3.5.0) and Baseline 1 of the GSM-R specification. The text also paves the way for an improved ETCS testing and certification process, and aligns the various member states’ obligations to install ERTMS with the revised European Deployment Plan.ETCS Baseline 3 Release 2 introduces a number of much-needed and long-awaited functions, including the use of GPRS for data communication. It also provides online Key Management to improve security. ERA points out that Release 2 will be ‘fully interoperable’ with the Release 1 specifications that are currently in force. Trains equipped with any version of Baseline 3 onboard equipment will also be backwards-compatible with existing Baseline 2 infrastructure using Version 2.3.0d.GSM-R Baseline 1 introduces ‘in a compatible manner’ the GPRS packet switching needed to support the greater volumes of radio traffic needed to operate under ETCS Level 2 in busy nodes, as well as providing better resilience to interference from the growing deployment of 4G and other public cellular radio systems.ERA said the RISC vote was a demonstration of the way in which the agency had applied its decision making ‘in a transparent and fact-based manner’, thanks to the support and ‘high-quality contributions’ of experts from many organisations across the rail sector. Executive Director Josef Doppelbauer also acknowledged the ‘excellent co-ordination with DG Move’, which had made it possible ‘to propose the regulation to RISC with a high priority path’.
Sharing is caring! Share Share LocalNewsPoliticsRegional Latin America and Caribbean integration important says PM Skerrit by: – May 10, 2017 325 Views one comment Share Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit (file photo)Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has said countries of Latin America and the Caribbean’s move to greater integration among themselves is the best move for its citizens.The Commonwealth of Dominica is part of a number of regional bodies to include the Bolivarian Alliance for the people of our America (ALBA), Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) and Organization of American States (OAS).Mr. Skerrit in an exclusive one on one interview on teleSUR English on Tuesday May 9 2017 defended his decision to join some of these organizations despite what some may have had to say.“We are a sovereign country, we have a right and a responsibility to our citizens. What another country thinks, that’s a matter for the other country. The U.S has cooperation with the other countries and that has not bothered us at all.”Tremendous strides have been made within CARICOM in terms of the integration process with the creation of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) and establishment of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) he said.“I believe because we have been dealing with matters as one group and international matters as one group, we have gotten greater respect and attention by the bigger countries and the other institutions of the world.”He explained that at the level of the OAS and even the United Nations, CARICOM heads go in with one voice.“When there are issues at those institutions we come as many countries with one voice and as a result of that there is a greater level of respect to the views of CARICOM countries notwithstanding the fact that we are very small in terms of population size and land mass, so we have certainly seen this.”CARICOM he said played an important role in the creation on CELAC which has an important role to play in the region.“We believe that issues confronting Latin America and the Caribbean should be addressed and dealt with ourselves for ourselves and there is no need for external involvement or intervention in these matters. Because if there is an issues with one of our sister countries, we know these countries better than anybody else and we must be able to sit around the table and formulate responses to those challenges and that’s what CELAC was created for.”Mr. Skerrit said it is important to “move away from the attitudes of the OAS” on some as the OAS does not deal with issues looking at the best interest of member states.“There is always a push from other forces and sometimes the solution that is proposed is not in the best interest of the country where the problem may be existing and also the region as a whole.”Formally established in Caracas, Venezuela in December 2011 CELAC was created “with a commitment to advance the gradual process of regional integration, unity and carefully balancing political, economic, social and cultural diversity of Latin America and the Caribbean,” CARICOM’s website says.Wikipedia adds, “[CELAC] is seen as an alternative to the Organization of American States (OAS), the regional body that was founded by United States and 21 other Latin American nations originally as a countermeasure to potential Soviet influence in the region.”Moreover the Dominican leader said that while Dominica is a small country, leadership is unafraid to speak their minds and to represent in the best interest of the country.He explained that when the decision was taken for Dominica to become the first English speaking member of ALBA, tremendous international attention and international pressure was brought to the island.“But we recognized there was an important step in the interest of the region and the interest of Dominica.”“There were some who felt it was not a good instrument of integration there were people who may have had the leadership style of President Hugo Chavez and there are some who saw it as a counter to some of the North American Countries but certainly this was not the case.”ALBA he said was created to bring Central America and the Caribbean together to create greater economic independence for member countries of the region.“What have we seen since Dominica’s membership? We’ve seen all of the OECS countries now becoming members of ALBA, there are additional countries in Latin and South America which became members of ALBA and there are several other countries which have observer status.”The movement has grown he said adding, “I believe too that the setting up or the establishment of ALBA and Petro Caribe, it has no doubt helped the closer bond between Latin America and the Caribbean.” Tweet
Sharing is caring! Deceased Ruford Peter JosephThe Dominica Police Force is currently investigating the death of a Marigot resident who was burnt to death in an explosion last Friday. According to a media report from the Police Public Relations Officer, Inspector Simon Edwards, sixty one year old Ruford Peter Joseph better known as Frankie, of Marigot burnt to death during an explosion which occurred at 3:50 p.m. on Friday, September 21st 2018 at the Fisheries Complex in Marigot. Edwards stated that according to an eye witness, the deceased was doing maintenance work on his fishing boat, Infinity, when the explosion occurred. After the fire was controlled, the burnt body was discovered and pronounced dead by a medical doctor, Edwards continued. Tweet Share Share Share 492 Views no discussions LocalNews Police release identity of man burnt in fishing boat explosion by: Dominica Vibes News – September 24, 2018
Mouser Electronics have expanded their strategic partnership and worldwide distribution agreement with Analog Devices (ADI) to include ADI’s recently acquired RF and microwave products from Hittite Microwave – marketed as “Hittite Microwave Products from Analog Devices”. The Hittite Microwave Products from Analog Devices apply analog, digital and mixed-signal semiconductor technologies, used in a wide variety of wireless & wired communication and sensor applications, for automotive, broadband, cellular infrastructure, fiber optic, microwave & millimeter wave communications, military, space and test & measurement systems.The Hittite Microwave product line available now from Mouser Electronics, includes high performance microwave, RF, and millimeter-wave products and subsystems, capable of operating over frequencies from DC up to 110GHz. Products include digital ICs, RF ICs, and monolithic microwave ICs, as well as state-of-the-art Gallium Arsenide semiconductor devices. To learn more about the Hittite Microwave Products from Analog Devices, visit Mouser Electronics’ supplier page at http://www.mouser.com/hittite-microwave/.In 2012, Hittite had partnered with DigiKey for product distribution. With this new partnership with Mouser, Hittite products are now available from two of the leading distributors.