Marshfield Chaparrals defeat Plover Pterodactyls

first_imgRyan Metz throws eight strong innings to earn win for Chaps (8-4)By Paul LeckerSports ReporterMARSHFIELD — Lucious Messerschmidt had three hits and two RBIs to help the Marshfield Chaparrals to a 9-3 win over the Plover Pterodactyls in amateur baseball action Wednesday at Jack Hackman Field.Ryan Metz struck out two, walked three, and allowed two earned runs in eight innings to earn the win for the Chaparrals (8-4 overall, 6-1 Dairyland League).Aaron Schwecke and Alex Steines each had a single and a double to help the Chaps, who had 11 hits in all.Marshfield’s next game is Thursday night at Tomahawk.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)Chaparrals 9, Pterodactyls 3Plover – 3 8 1Marshfield – 9 11 4WP: Ryan Metz. LP: Greg Trudell.SO: Trudell (4 inn.), No name listed (4 inn.) 4; Metz (8 inn.) 2, Bo Howard (1 inn.) 0. BB: Trudell 3; Metz 3.Top hitters: P, Brad Fritz 3×4; John Jazz 2×4. M, Lucious Messerschmidt 3×4, 2 RBIs; Aaron Schwecke 2×4, 2B; Alex Steines 2×3, 2B.last_img read more

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Play celebrates Indian-African history

first_img14 April 2011 Indians first came to South Africa as indentured labourers 150 years ago. The Coolie Odyssey, a new play running at Johannesburg’s Market Theatre, celebrates that long history. Rajesh Gopie, the writer and director, also wrote the multi-award winning play Out of Bounds, which debuted at the Market Theatre in 1999, telling the story of a South African Indian family during and after apartheid. In The Coolie Odyssey, the plot unfolds as the storyteller, an extraordinary monkey with memories of previous human incarnations, types up on an old typewriter the life of Ramlal Kilhari, an indentured labourer who arrived in Durban in 1888. With exciting stage sets and costumes that transport the audience to another era, the actors immerse themselves in the characters. The story begins in the 1860s, when the poverty-stricken Kilhari family decides to risk life and limb and head off to the promised land. Natal, they are led to believe, is a land of honey and milk. Along with many other Indians, Kilhari left the land of their birth, hoping for a better life. They came to Natal as indentured labourers to work in the cane fields. To entice them, they were promised a safe place to live with their families and proper food. However, on the ship Kilhari found that conditions were not as pleasing as he had imagined they would be. He was separated from his pregnant wife, raising doubts in his mind about the journey. Arriving in South Africa, Kilhari was greeted by sour milk. It was much different from what he had expected, and life was not as golden as promised. He had always dreamed of being a writer and a dancer, but in this new land his dreams faded away and he lost himself in alcohol. The play’s background music is sung live by Mumbai star Anuraag Dounidyal. “The show is wonderful,” said Londiwe Dube, a regular at the Market Theatre. “I liked the music. The acting is superb. It also helped me with a clear understanding of the Indian culture as well as their background.” On at the Market until 8 May, tickets for The Coolie Odyssey are available via Computicket as well as at the box office. On Tuesdays, they are R66; for shows on Wednesday and Thursday, tickets are R95; on Fridays and Saturdays they are R160; and on Sundays they cost R120. Source: City of Johannesburglast_img read more

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January Kicks Off With Cool Hires in Tech

first_imgThe economy is depressing but there’s no shortage of cool new individual hires in tech to report already this year. Mozilla, Dell, AOL Sports and some of our favorite startups have picked up new engineers and executives this week. The biggest tech job news of the New Year, though, may be that Lifehacker’s long time editor Gina Trapani announced yesterday that she’s leaving her position.Check out some of the young year’s first highlights in tech hiring as reported by our site Jobwire below. Jobwire is sponsored by VisualCV, which is a service for job seekers. Jobwire reports on 10 to 15 completed new hires in tech and new media every weekday.Changes at LifehackerAfter four years at the helm of the wildly popular productivity blog, lead editor Gina Trapani announced yesterday that she’s “stepping down from the site lead position to work on Some New Stuff.” Will that be Lifehacker work? Gawker work? Something entirely new? We’ll see! Read our full coverage of Gina’s announcement.Mozilla Developer Tools Lab Adds a Crew MemberWho in web tech wouldn’t love to work in the new Mozilla Developer Tools Lab? That’s what Kevin Dangoor gets to do now, we found out this week.AideRSS Grows Its TeamOne of our favorite companies on the web, AideRSS/Postrank, has hired two more engineers. Fresh from a new round of funding, we’re really excited to see what kind of technology they develop. See our coverage of this Canadian startup’s new additions.Old Media and New Media Make a TradeFormer Chicago-Sun sports columnist Jay Mariotti got scooped up by AOL Sports and Talking Points Memo blogging star Greg Sargent has come on board the Washington Post.Louis Gray Joins SocialToo as AdvisorWeb 2.0 uber-early-adopter Louis Gray took an advisory position at an otherwise unknown startup, he announced this week, and in comments Gray explains exactly what he’ll be doing for the company.Head on over to Jobwire to find out about other new hires at RedHat, MindTouch, Stack Overflow and more. We’re reporting on 10 to 15 new hires in tech and new media every day at Jobwire. From executives to engineers, if you’ve got a new job or your company has made a new hire – let us know! 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#Features#news#web marshall kirkpatrick Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

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Largest Telescope in the World to Rely on Crowdsourced Computing Power

first_imgcurt hopkins A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts The largest telescope ever to exist (on this planet anyway) is going to be the Square Kilometre Array. The SKA will cost about $2.1 billion to construct. Australia and South Africa are bidding on the project. What may give Australia an edge is the way they intend to handle the massive computer processing and storage demands of the array. Crowdsourcing. The crowdsourced computing initiative which those behind the Australia bid have put together will leverage personal computer power in lieu of extremely expensive petaflop supercomputers. Artist’s rendition of the Square Kilometre ArrayComputerworld Australia describes the crowdsourcing project. “The International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR), along with iVEC, the company running the $80 million high performance computing Pawsey Centre at CSIRO in Western Australia, are set to launch a ‘citizen science’ application this year based on the open source Nereus V Cloud computing technology developed at Oxford University. The application, dubbed “theskynet” by Australian researchers, would grant anyone not affiliated with the global telescope project access to the datasets formed out of the array’s work.”By 2013, when it is fully up and running, the application should allow the Pawsey Centre to engage in petaflop computing. It will also make it the third-fastest supercomputer in the world, as well as possbily the largest cloud computing networks on the globe. According to PopSci, the SKA will consist of 3,000 radio dishes, “spread as far as 2,000 miles in every direction from a central core, offering a full 1,000,000 square meters (that’s one square kilometer) of collection surface.” There have been crowdsourcing projects already to help crunch the massive data that comes through various astronomical projects, most famously, the Seti@Home project, which began in 1999. Seti@Home is a radio telescope project to listen for signals that might come from intelligent life. It continues to this day. Distributing computing and storage needs between institutional and personal computers is not a one-way street. In addition to saving money, saving heat and energy (using already-running computers), it will also provide datasets from the array to both scientists and members of the public willing to run the app on their rigs. Australian radio telescope photo by Amanda Statercenter_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#cloud computing#science#user-generated content#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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In the summertime…

first_imgWondering how to keep your little ones occupied this summer? Story trailsEvery place has a story to tell. And Story Trails brings those stories to the forefront through their special trails for children. On the trails, you get to learn about things you wouldn’t even notice otherwise. For your children,Wondering how to keep your little ones occupied this summer?Story trailsEvery place has a story to tell. And Story Trails brings those stories to the forefront through their special trails for children. On the trails, you get to learn about things you wouldn’t even notice otherwise. For your children this summer, try the trail which explores the night sky or the Building Blocks Trail, which exposes them to the world of construction, and many more. For more details, log on to www.storytrails.in.Sea legsIf your children are fond of the high seas then sailing is definitely something they should try. The Royal Madras Yacht Club holds classes for different age groups. The club has not only promoted sailing as a sport in the state but has also produced many award-winning sailors at the national and international levels. The Tamilnadu Sailing Association also provides sailing lessons.Call 25382253 or 24764625.Making a splashTaking a dive in the clear blue waters is a summer dream-nothing can rejuvenate you better than swimming. With classes being conducted all over the city, let your children get comfortable in water, especially in the hot weather, when other athletic sports can leave you drained. If you’re really serious about this, the aquatic complex in Velachery has an Olympic-sized pool.The little festivalThe city will be host to an international theatre festival for children for the first time. The Little Festival is on from June 10 to June 19 at The Museum Theatre. The festival aims at not just promoting theatre but also providing a global forum for the performing arts. Look out for Kingdom of Joomba, a musical , Matti, Patti, Bu, a puppet theatre, and Choon Hyang, an English musical.Language classesIf you want your child to be working the grey cells, then language classes are the perfect way to go. Choose from French, German, Spanish, Korean and many more. Almost all the consulates have special packages and classes for children for the summer vacation.advertisementlast_img read more

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Winning World Cup proudest moment of my life: Sachin Tendulkar

first_imgSachin Tendulkar alongside his daughter Sara and son Arjun after winning the 2011 World CupAfter winning the 2011 Cricket World Cup trophy, an emotional Sachin Tendulkar on Saturday said it was the “proudest day of my life”.”Couldn’t have asked for more. This is ultimate. It is the proudest moment of my life,” said Tendulkar in a choked voice.”I thank the team for putting up a fabulous performance and playing consistent cricket,” the maestro added.Tendulkar, who did a lap of honour on shoulder of his teammates, said that there were tears in his eyes once Dhoni hit that six.”Yes, they were happy tears. So I don’t mind. We have stuck together through ups and down,” stated the smiling legend.Tendulkar, who missed out on his 100th international ton, lavished praise on the support staff especially adventure expert and motivational expert Mike Horn who joined the team a few days back.”I wanted to thank Mike Horn. The sessions with him were of immense help. Also I want to thank Gary Kirsten and Paddy Upton. They have to be given the credit as they instilled a bit more self belief in us. We have been very consistent during the last two years and this is a result of that,” Tendulkar said.last_img read more

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