Month: January 2021

first_imgLamar sports informationNATCHITOCHES, La. — It’s always the little things that count when two teams’ aces go head-to-head, and Saturday night it was one of three errors charged to Lamar that helped Northwestern State punch through a run and down the baseball team 2-0 at Brown-Stroud Field in the Southland Conference opener for both teams.Speedster Nick Heath led off the sixth inning for the Demons (7-6, 1-0 Southland Conference) and reached when the Cardinal (9-5, 0-1) infield was charged with an error. Heath promptly stole second base and took third when Bret Underwood rolled over a groundball to first base. The first out of the inning was Cort Brinson, who lined out to Stijn van der Meer at shortstop, but Heath took matters into his own hands by successfully stealing home.His steal undid a great outing from senior starter Will Hibbs (2-1), who was forced to take a loss. The right-hander worked six innings and allowed only two hits. The lone run charged to him was unearned and he struck out six batters with just one walk.With two outs already on NSU, it added an insurance run in the bottom of the seventh when a walk was issued to Kwan Adkins. Heath sent him to third with a single through the right side and Adkins was able to take home on a wild pitch uncorked by reliever Brett Brown.Brown pitched two innings and struck out four with a walk, hit and run allowed.Northwestern State ace Adam Oller (2-0) was dominant Saturday and only allowed three runners to get into scoring position. None of those made it to third base. He took the complete-game, shutout victory on nine innings with five hits and two walks allowed and three strikeouts.All five of LU’s hits came from three players, both van der Meer and Cutter McDowell each had two. Van der Meer was 2 of 3 with a walk and McDowell was 2 of 4. David Fry led the Demons with two hits in four trips, and Heath recorded the other hit.Both teams plan to play a doubleheader with the start time still to be determined. Jayson McKinley (0-0, 1.02 earned run average) is expected to start game two while Billy Love (0-0, 1.46) will get the ball in the finale. McKinley will face Chase Hymel (1-2, 4.91).After its series at NSU, Lamar will return home for a midweek contest against Houston at 6 p.m. on Tuesday. That contest opens a seven-game home stand for the Cardinals that includes conference series against Central Arkansas and New Orleans.last_img read more

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first_img The self-described “crazy” fan illustrates why the museum is so important to Port Arthur, a fascinating town that sometimes suffers for self-confidence. Port Arthur and its environs served as home base for a lot of talented, globally recognized people: Babe Zaharias, the world’s greatest female athlete; Robert Rauschenberg, the abstract expressionist; Super Bowl champion Elandon Roberts; zydeco king Clifton Chenier. And many more.Locals who’ve never visited the museum at 700 Procter St. — park and enter on the Fourth Street side — seem stunned when they make their first trip. Why didn’t they know that Port Arthur and Southeast Texas were home to Grammy and Oscar winners, NFL coaches, Olympians, scientific geniuses? Their stories and others unfold six days a week in the two floors of exhibits and galleries. Steinberg wasn’t born yet — in fact, he wasn’t close to born — when Joplin died an unhappy death in a Los Angeles hotel room in 1970. She was only 27.But for Steinberg, the music and the woman who made it continue to live. That’s why he makes the pilgrimage to Port Arthur and the museum every Jan. 19, her birthday, and Oct. 4, the day on which she died. He travels here lots of other days, too, to visit the Joplin exhibit on the museum’s second floor and to browse the first-floor gift shop.Becky Guidry, who oversees the gift shop, said he’s her most reliable shopper for Joplin merchandise. Steinberg teased Guidry last week, holding a decorative “Janis Joplin Ave.” sign and demanding the price for the piece, which is not for sale. Not to worry: Steinberg already owns a novelty Joplin street sign. Steinberg knows. He travels from Houston to sample the greatness born and formed in this city. So do people from around the world that make their way to Port Arthur to get knowledge about a town that has spawned creative genius that has blessed the state, nation and world.Stop by. Embrace your heritage.center_img Whether or not David Tyrrell Steinberg of Houston is the world’s biggest Janis Joplin fan doesn’t matter as much as that he’d vie for the unofficial title, almost a half century after the Port Arthur native’s death.Steinberg, who visited the Museum of the Gulf Coast in Port Arthur last week, said he may not be Joplin’s most devoted fan. He merely says he’s never met anyone more devoted than he is to the memory of the woman who belted out “Cry Baby,” “Me and Bobby McGee” and “Piece of My Heart.”He’s got a “Joplin” room — it’s his “man cave,” he says — at his home. He’s dug up and saved soil from Joplin’s childhood home in Port Arthur. A Joplin impersonator played at his wedding last year.last_img read more

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first_img Port Arthur ISD Assistant Superintendent Dr. Melvin Getwood will give an update on the Title I, II, III and IV Federal Programs. There will be a program evaluation and install the new 2020-2021 PACC PTA Officers & Chairpersons.Join Zoom Meetinghttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/9600565047?pwd=OVBOT0tMM2U1N1JGUlh0dmpUcCtiQT09 Meeting ID: 960 056 5047Password: 568387 For more information, call Germaine Eddie at 409-540-8660 or Dr. LaWanda Finney at 409-540-8123.center_img Parents and community are invited to a Port Arthur City Council of PTAs/Title I Parent and Family Engagement Zoom meeting.The meeting begins at 11 a.m. Thursday (May 28).last_img read more

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first_imgTickets are now on sale for a rare off-Broadway revival of William Inge’s Natural Affection, starring TV and stage favorites John Pankow (Mad About You) and Kathryn Erbe (Law & Order: Criminal Intent). The season opener of The Actors Company Theatre will begin previews on September 17 at the Beckett Theatre on Theatre Row and open on September 26, directed by Jenn Thompson.The play centers on a troubled young man, abandoned early in life by his single mother, who returns from reform school to find her living with a lover. Tension mounts as their fight for forgiveness and connection gives way to desperation, setting the family on a violent collision course.Natural Affection is getting its first NYC production since its 1963 Broadway debut in honor of the centennial of William Inge. Get tickets now to see a little-known work by an American master! View Commentslast_img read more

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first_imgIt’s been 16 long years since stage and screen great Glenn Close took her final bow in Sunset Boulevard, and we’re still dreaming about her legendary performance as faded and delusional film star Norma Desmond. At long last, could the three-time Tony winner be bringing her talents back to the New York stage? At the American Theatre Wing tribute to Hal Prince on September 16, Close hinted to Broadway.com about a new stage project.“I might be coming back to Broadway, oh, in the not-too-distant future,” Close confided with a raise of her eyebrows. “I’m so excited by the possibility.” The star remained tight-lipped about any details, but we’re keeping our fingers crossed for a big musical featuring Close in a powerhouse leading role, preferably with a killer 11:00 number! (We’d also be happy with a stage redo of her nutty turn as the First Lady in Mars Attacks!)After getting her start on Broadway, Close become a big Hollywood draw in films including Dangerous Liaisons, Air Force One and Fatal Attraction. Still, the six-time Oscar nominee admitted that the stage is where she feels the most at home. “To me, [it’s] where where you really develop as an artist. I have a huge respect for film acting, but onstage, you don’t have editors and you don’t have sound people. You don’t have the close-up. You’re out there with your fellow actors and the audience. It’s a chemical mixture that’s happened for centuries! There’s nothing for me that really substitutes that.”What role would you like to see Close tackle on the Great White Way? Leave us a Facebook comment below! View Comments Star Filescenter_img Glenn Closelast_img read more

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first_img Jonathan Groff Star Files View Commentscenter_img HBO has just released a second full-length trailer for its new series, Looking, starring Jonathan Groff, Frankie Alvarez, and Murray Bartlett. The show, created by Michael Lannan and directed by Andrew Haigh, revolves around three friends in San Francisco who explore the fun and sometimes overwhelming options available to a new generation of gay men. Looking will be appropriately paired with season three of Girls, HBO’s other show about young city living, and is being lauded as an in-the-know, unsentimental depiction of modern gay life and relationships. Check out the trailer below, set to St. Lucia’s “All Eyes on You.” The show premieres January 19, 2014!last_img read more

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first_imgPeople wishing to spend time there today must pick up an annual permit for use on the Barry M. Goldwater Range. For information on obtaining a permit, visit Luke Air Force Base’s website at www.luke.af.mil/library/rangemanagementoffice. Yuma’s Barry M. Goldwater Range is home to a historical passageway dating back around 500 years. Running from Caborca, Mexico, more than 200 miles northwest to Yuma, where it ends, El Camino del Diablo, or The Highway of the Devil, has generations of history on its inhospitable land.Beginning in 1540, Francisco Vasquez de Coronado, a Spanish conquistador, commanded Melchor Díaz, a captain in his party, to search for the end of the Colorado River, where the river meets the Gulf of California. Their party named the route because of its unforgiving nature.Eusebio Kino, a Jesuit priest who was also a cartographer and astronomer, led the next major exploration in the late 1600s and was the first person to map the area and its few water sources.In the late 1700s, Juan Batista de Anza led an expedition to San Francisco beginning the journey through the highway.In the mid-1800s, the California Gold Rush brought gold prospectors through the area en route to Northern California. Before, the primarily Spanish conquistadors fared relatively well in the poor conditions, however, the ’49ers proved to be less hardy. With three or four days between watering holes, many ’49ers died in the midsummer heat. They attempted to cross the desert during this time because of fear of Native American tribes north at Gila River who were known to be defensive of their territory.In more recent years, these same lands have been used by illegal aliens to attempt entry to the United States.Historians estimate that between 400 and 500 people died of thirst during the trip down Devil’s Highway since the 1500s. Most of the deaths occurred in the last 30 miles before reaching the main water source on the trip, Tinajas Altas. The “High Tanks” provided year-round water from the minimal rain in the area because of natural rock formations that pool water. When full, the nine tanks can hold about 20,000 gallons of water altogether.Flora and fauna unique to this part of the world can be viewed on the highway.last_img read more

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first_imgAn employment agency can offer posts ranging from high-level administration to warehouse work. Many employers use agencies as their human resources department. Agencies advertise, interview, test and manage payroll. A temp-to-perm arrangement allows the employer and prospective employee to evaluate each other before committing to permanent employment.Municipal and regional chambers of commerce include local employment agencies in their member lists, along with contact information. See Page 21 for a list of chambers of commerce in Madison and Morgan counties.last_img read more

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first_imgLezyne teased their Smart Connect light concept earlier this year when they called out new connectivity functions in a revamped line-up of affordable GPS cycling computers. But while little detailed information had been available, we now had a chance to play with the Smart Connectivity to see how & why you might want to control a set of bike lights from either your GPS or a mobile phone.Plus, Lezyne’s original compact little Femto front & rear lights get a much needed USB-rechargeable update…Lezyne Smart Connect customizable LED bike lightsThe most obvious benefit of Smart Connect is customization. With six or more steady & flash modes available with most of Lezyne’s bike lights, it can just be nice to pare down to the three or so that you might actually want to regularly use.Smart Connect also lets you connect multiple lights together. The typical setup allows you to pair a front & rear light together, then you can actually operate both in sync by only using one set of controls. That means you can use the button on the front light to turn both front & rear on or off, and to cycle through their modes together. Or of course you can use the Lezyne Ally mobile app, or one of their latest cycling computers.More than just pairing & simplifying steady or flashing modes, the mobile app allows you to create up to four light pair modes, so you can mix & match for your ideal setup.For example, preconfigure: 1. a daytime riding mode with bright daytime flash (DTF), 2. a morning/evening commute mode with daytime flash up front & pulse in the rear for low light visibility, and 3. a night mode with full-power Blast up front & fast flash in the rear for optimal visibility riding in the dark. You can make whatever combination you think works best.Then you can quickly cycle through your custom preset modes via the buttons on your connected cycling computer or either of the lights themselves. (The mode control on the mobile phone app is mostly intended for easy customization, but you can cycle through modes there too.)Smart Connect availabilityLezyne Mega Drive 1800i & KTV Pro Smart Connect Rear comboSo far, we’ve seen four Smart Connect capable front lights – the Mega Drive 1800i, Super Drive 1600XXL, new Connect Smart 1000XL, & new KTV Pro Smart Connect Front.The 206g Mega Drive 1800i is the next generation of the Deca Drive, ratcheting up power output another 300 lumens to 1800 lumens max with additional cooling fins. The 3-LED light features a brighter spot in the center of the beam pattern, supported by wide angle lighting to the sides. the 1800i is the most advanced light that Lezyne sells, with auto Day/Night modes controlled by an ambient light sensor, remote switch & external extra battery pack compatible, and now with Smart Connect. It is available on its own, or in a Loaded Kit with the smart taillight, the extra Infinite Light power pack, extra direct/bar mounts & a storage case.The 193g SuperDrive 1600XXL is a similar update with a slightly higher power output than before up a hundred lumens to 1600 lumens max, and improved CNC alloy cooling fins. Like the Mega, it also gets Tri-Focus Optics, auto Day/Night control, the ability to run an external remote switch, and up to 148 hour burn time in the lowest power setting. It also is available on its own, or in a simpler Loaded Kit with the smart taillight.The 152g Connect Smart 1000XL is a connected update of the Lite Drive with a max 1000 lumen output in DTF and max 87 hour runtime in the low-power Femto mode. It will be available as a set, paired with the KTV Pro Smart Connect Rear taillight.Lezyne KTV Pro Smart PairThe new 47.5g KTV Pro Smart Connect Front is designed to be a compact, lightweight front light to pair with a KTV rear in the new KTV Pro Smart Pair combo kit. It puts out a max 200 lumen output in DTF, or a max 20 hour Flash runtime.For rear lights, there looks to be just one option – the new 45g KTV Pro Smart Connect Rear. It puts out a mac 75 lumens with a 19.5 hour Flash runtime, uses a wide angle lens for 270° visibility. Both KTV Pro lights are rechargeable with a built-in USB plug so no cables are needed, just stick it directly into a USB port for 3hr charge.New 2020 Smart Connect pricing & availability hasn’t been announced yet, but we expect to hear more in the next week or two.Lezyne Femto USB Drive, rechargeable mini blinkie light refreshTiny Femto LEDs have been in the Lezyne line-up almost from their first bike lights. The idea was always small & simple – a tiny, low-cost light that would strap around your bar or seatpost to make you more visible.Now, a refresh brings the Femto USB Drive – 15lumen front/5 lumen rear light output, five light modes, Wide Angle Optics for greater than 180° visibility, and long battery life (22hr front/15hr rear) with easy micro-USB cable recharging (2.5hr charge time.)The new Femto USB lights are IPX7 water resistant, easy to install with rubber strap mount, and use a lightweight (22g front/23g rear) cast alloy body. They are available in four colors (black, white, red & blue) and separately for 16€ each or 30€ for a pair.Ride.Lezyne.comlast_img read more

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first_imgRocktober at Malibu Creek State Park  – The Rocktober event will bring in just over 300 women and some of the top bike companies in the world. Its a day of guided rides, skills clinics by Leigh Donovan, demo bikes, exhibitors, raffles, guest speakers and more. The event is free to participants and is at Malibu Creek State Park in Calabasas, CA. Visit GirlzGoneRiding for more information. Action Fun & Fat Beats: Biketember Festival in Saalfelden Leogang – As autumn draws near, the Biketember Festival – September 18th to 20th – is an unmissable event for passionate riders. More tough races, expo areas with the hottest new products and a vast side program including a whip-off contest and a party, is the perfect ending to another great year in Saalfelden Leogang, Austria. News and information about Saalfelden Leogang can be found on: Facebook and at saalfelden-leogang.com Pearl Izumi Pledges to take back Endurance Sport for the True Athlete – Pearl Izumi, the official merchandiser of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge (USPCC) this week, has launched a completely new brand position across all three product categories—cycling, running and triathlon. The new platform is called “Endure & Enjoy”. The new brand position, “Endure & Enjoy“, celebrates the passion behind, and the results of hard work —a core value that all endurance athletes share. Pearl Izumi believes that the sport is a sanctuary for anyone and everyone who yearns to sweat, sacrifice and suffer their way to earned enjoyment. Sign The Pact by sharing it at: thepact.pearlizumi.com. As a member of The Pact, Pearl Izumi will send you an Endure & Enjoy stem cap. In PrintBiography of Legendary Cyclist Bernard Hinault – Bernard Hinault is one of the greatest cyclists of all time. He is a five-time winner of the Tour de France and the only man to have won each of the Grand Tours on more than one occasion. The Badger: The Life of Bernard Hinault and the Legacy of French Cycling as written by William Fotheringham, takes a close look at Hinault, aka: The Badger while also exploring the reasons that France has had a difficult time producing another Tour champion. Published by Chicago Review Press. The book is available at Amazon.com Cycle Adirondacks is Here! – There’s still time to sign up for a 3-day, 4-day, or 7-day tour which begins August 23rd and ends on August 29th. Hosted by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) in partnership with I Love NY, the inaugural Cycle Adirondacks kicks off this weekend. At last count, more than 150 cyclists from 29 U.S. states and two Canadian provinces are gearing up for one of three tour options taking place from August 23-29. Click here for more information on this scenic, fully supported ride.AdvocacyEnvironmental Leadership Award – #takethebeareverywhere –  Polar Bottle is proud to announce that it has been accepted as a Bronze Achiever member of the Colorado Environmental Leadership Program, run by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. This award is given to companies who are committed to environmental improvement. Read more about this award in our blog. Environmental Leadership Blog Polar Bottle created the #TakeTheBearEverywhere campaign to encourage the use of reusable water bottles for more than just sports to reduce the waste of single use bottles. By taking the pledge on our website, you are committing to try and use your reusable water bottle more. There may even be a present at the end…Take The PledgeRacing & EventsUCI MTB World Cup 2015 Downhill Finals from Val Di Sole, Italy – The fastest downhillers in the world return to Val di Sole, Italy this year. The town in the Dolomite Alps was not on the racing calendar last year but will now crown the overall downhill champion this weekend. The steep and technical course will definitely not be a cake-walk. So, brew up some espresso and watch the race live on Saturday, August 22nd at 8:30 AM (EST) on RedBull.TVcenter_img TouringTrek Travel Unveils The One Collection – Trek Travel has unveiled “ONE”, a series of cycling vacations that explore glorious parts of the world on two wheels from one fantastic hotel base, allowing adventurists to unpack, unwind and hit the open road. “ONE” allows guests to indulge in the superb luxuries at one perfectly situated, jaw-dropping world-class property while still having access to the great rides, intimate cultural experiences and regional gastronomy of their destination. For further information contact Trek Travel at 1-866-464-8735 or visit trektravel.com. 718 Cyclery First-Ever Cargo Bike Rodeo Community Event – This Saturday, August 22nd, 718 Cyclery in Park Slope, the largest supplier of cargo bikes in New York City, will host NYC’s First-Ever Cargo Bike Rodeo from 9am to 6pm. The event will include a cargo bike race, raffle and free BBQ lunch, as well as a group test ride on the streets of Gowanus. 718 Cyclery will be raffling off a 2015 Yuba Mundo. Raffle tickets are $10, available online and in-store, and proceeds will go to Transportation Alternatives. There will also be cargo bike maintenance and service demonstration. Bikes from all major cargo bike manufacturers will be available to test ride and purchase, including traditional models and electric-assist versions.Training“Two Days Strait” – Kyle Strait Mountain Biking Camp at Snow Summit Bike Park – Set for Sept. 19 and 20, Kyle, Rachel Thorpe and a few of their friends will provide two days of coaching, riding, camping and all around good times. The rider to coach ratio will be set at 5-1, so there’ll be plenty of hands-on and personal instruction. Saturday night we’ll be camping in the meadows camp ground adjacent to Snow Summit. Visit TwoDaysStrait for more information.AuctionSam Hill Frame Auction for Dementia – Sam Hill, five times world champion downhiller, has chosen to donate a signed bike frame for an online auction to raise funds for the Dementia Foundation for Spark of Life. Sam’s bike frame will be available for auction during the week of Monday 24th to Sunday 30th August 2015 on Ebay via the Dementia Foundation for Spark of Life.Industry News Intense Cycles Announces New Distributor in Germany & Austria – Intense Cycles has announced that it will partner with Importer/Distributor, Shock Therapy to serve the German and Austrian bike markets beginning on September 1, 2015. Intense has been growing fast in many European countries during the last seasons and is now ready with a new 2016 collection to be present in the biggest MTB market in Europe. IntenseCycles.com First-Ever Hong Kong Cyclothon Brings Together Cyclists from Around the World – The first-ever Hong Kong Cyclothon will welcome cyclists from around the world to immerse in the culture and breathtaking landscape only offered by Asia’s World City. There will be eight different riding categories so cyclists of all skill levels have the opportunity to participate and experience the beauty of Hong Kong. The two-day event kicks off the evening of October 10 as professional riders embark on night races through the neon-lit streets of Kowloon. Casual races begin the following morning on October 11.last_img read more

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