UWF’s Church Named To The All-South Region Second Team John Church (Photo courtesy of Pete Sintes) Share PENSACOLA, Fla. — John Church, a reliever/starting pitcher for the University of West Florida baseball team has been named by Daktronics to the All-South Region Second Team. Church has been the backbone of the West Florida pitching staff which has compiled a 3.96 team ERA, second lowest amongst Gulf South Conference teams.Church began the year in the bullpen, compiling a 6-3 record and was leading the team in innings pitched at one point in the season. I was not until the final two weeks of the season when Church took the hill for his first start in an Argonaut uniform. As a starter he marked a 2-0 record in three appearances to end the season with an 8-3 record.He leads the Argos in almost every pitching category and also is one of the top hurlers in several categories throughout the GSC. In 75.1 innings he has notched eight wins on 21 appearances with 92 strikeouts while holding the opponents to just a .211 batting average against him, all of which leads the team. His 1.55 ERA not only leads the team but it is also the lowest in the GSC. He represents the Argos as the lone member on this season’s 2009 Daktonics All-South Region Second Team.For more information on Argonaut athletics or to follow along with live stats, fans can keep up with the action at www.GoArgos.com.Print Friendly Version
“Awalnya aku terpikir untuk membuat miniatur. Tapi setelah melakukan penghitungan, akan lebih efisien bila kami membuat adegan tersebut betulan dengan pesawat yang juga sungguhan,” ungkap Nolan kepada GamesRadar, seperti dikutip dari sea.ign.com.Sementara itu, Robert Pattinson, salah satu aktor utama dalam film Tenet menyebut bahwa ide Christopher Nolan untuk meledakkan Boeing 747 asli sebagai ide konyol. Namun demikian, aktor yang namanya melejit lewat film Twilight ini juga menyebut keputusan itu sebagai langkah berani.“Kamu tidak akan berpikir ada kenyataan di mana kamu akan melakukan adegan di mana mereka hanya memiliki 747 yang sebenarnya untuk diledakkan!” katanya.Dihimpun KabarPenumpang.com, harga pesawat Boeing 747 bekas di pasaran memang tergolong murah sekalipun semuanya tergantung tahun produksi. Jadi, sangat relatif. Misalnya, di situs telstarlogistics.typepad.com Boeing 747-200 keluaran tahun 1970-an dibanderol sekitar $100,000 atau Rp1,4 miliar lebih (kurs 14,6210).Di situs lainnya, Boeing 747-400F keluaran tahun 2013 masih dibanderol dengan harga tinggi, mencapai $29,700,000 atau lebih dari Rp419 miliar (kurs 14,6210). Adapun pesawat yang digunakan Christopher Nolan untuk diledakkan dalam salah satu adegan di film Tenet tidak disebutkan dengan rinci jenis dan tahun pembuatannya.Hanya saja, dari kode registrasi pesawat yang terlihat dalam trailer Tenet tercantum kode registrasi sebagai LN-WTJK. Menurut planespotters.net, pesawat Boeing 747 dengan kode registrasi tersebut adalah Boeing 747-200F berumur 40 tahun 3 bulan atau produksi tahun 1980-an. Dengan harga pasaran yang sudah disebutkan di atas, terbayang bukan nilai investasi untuk meledakkan sebuah pesawat Boeing 747-200F?Aksi Christopher Nolan menggunakan pesawat asli untuk dihancurkan dalam proses produksi sebuah film bukan pertama kalinya. Pada 2016 lalu, sutradara, penulis, dan produser berkebangsaan Inggris ini juga pernah memperjuangkan agar film besutannya dan Emma Thomas menggunakan pesawat asli Spitfires dan HA-1112 Buchón buatan Spanyol (versi lisensi dari Messerschmitt Bf 109).Baca juga: Tak Semudah Menontonnya, Begini Rahasia Dibalik Proses Pemilihan Film di Pesawat, Rumit!Namun, entah bagaimana proses pergolakan di dalam tubuh tim, pada akhirnya, adegan yang sudah dirancang Nolan dengan pesawat asli harus berakhir pupus. Disebutkan, adegan di film Dunkirk yang dimaksud hanya menggunakan replika pesawat.Sebagai informasi, Christopher Nolan belum lama ini meluncurkan trailer kedua film terbarunya Tenet. Film yang digadang-gadang dibumbui degan adegan-adegan menarik itu menurut salah satu aktornya, John David Washington, justru memiliki jalan cerita atau plot yang absurd. Pendapat itu pun juga diamini oleh aktor-aktor lainnya dalam film tersebut. Walau penuh dengan ketidakpastian akibat wabah corona, Tenet dijadwalkan akan tetap dirilis pada tanggal 17 Juli 2020 mendatang.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedBoeing 747-300SR, Pesawat Jumbo Langka untuk Penerbangan Jarak Pendek23/07/2020In “Featured”Cabin Fever, Film yang Dibuat Melalui Aplikasi Zoom dan WhatsApp09/08/2020In “Featured”Tak Satupun Terbang, Airbus A380 Keok dari “Queen Of The Skies” Boeing 74724/06/2020In “Featured” Adegan Boeing 747-200F dengan nomor registrasi pabrik LN-WTJK ditabrakkan dalam sebuah adegan film Tenet. Foto: Tangkapan layar trailer Tenet Sutradara kenamaan Hollywood, Christopher Nolan disebut melakukan langkah konyol sekaligus berani. Betapa tidak, belum lama ini, ia dilaporkan gigih memperjuangkan agar salah satu adegan dalam karya terbarunya, Tenet, menggunakan Boeing 747 asli untuk ditabrakkan ke sebuah bangunan mirip hanggar dan seketika hancur berkeping-keping.Baca juga: Wow, Kaca Film Sekarang Bisa untuk Jendela PesawatSebetulnya, ia tak berencana menggunakan Boeing 747 asli untuk diledakkan. Sebagaimana film-film pada umumnya, awalanya ia hanya berencana untuk menggunakan minatur, set-piece build, kombinasi efek visual, dan berbagai teknologi lainnya (CGI atau computer-generated imagery).
Rinke also suggests people pay close attention to permit guidelines if they plan on debris burning or campfires. While it did not compare to 2015’s 5.1 million acres burned statewide, Alaska’s summer before 1997’s El Nino winter saw 773 fires burn two million acres. Rinke: “Obviously it’s still somewhat early here but we’re seeing a winter that’s paralleling the last two winters of low snowfall and what that can mean for us here on the Kenai is an earlier fire season. Our fire season here is dependent on having fuels available to burn and as soon as that snow melts, those grasses and other fine fuels are available to burn.” FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Alaska’s Division of Forestry has expressed concern about the potential for another extreme fire season because of the lack of snow across the state this winter. Smokers should use caution when discarding lit cigarettes near dry grasses or even into potted plants, as Central Emergency Services has reported before that dry dirt in potted plants is a fire danger. Rinke: “You’re required by state law to have a permit to burn and part of that permit is following certain guidelines, burning guidelines, which require you to have water while you’re burning, have hand tools while your burning, and be present while you’re burning.” The division is also comparing this year’s “godzilla” El Nino to the very strong one that occurred in 1997 to see what kind of fire conditions they might need to prepare for. Forester Hans Rinke with the Soldotna Division office..
Jamaican athletes are supertalented. That fact has been proven to be correct time after time. This year, the team to the IAAF World Relays in Japan was selected based on previous history and “present form”. Consequently, although the ‘big’ names were there, expectation of a high medal haul were understandably muted. But, since Jamaicans are fast, at least we would be competitive. However, the World Relays is not only a measure of speed and talent, it is a measure of technique. The simple task of carrying a baton around the track, within the zones outlined by markers, and explained in some detail to every runner over the two days of the competition, is the hallmark of the event. This moving of the baton, at speed, within a designated area, is not as easy as it sounds and practice among the athletes selected in any event is usually mandatory. Different strategies are tried and tested and the best combination selected after what is essentially a period of trial and error. So when an international event is scheduled and an arrangement is made for attendance, it is reasonable to assume that for a country like Jamaica, the world’s sprint capital, administrators, technical experts (management), and athletes themselves would liaise to ensure the best possible results. Not so here in this fair land of ours. The first hint of problems came with the surprise withdrawal of an icon and legend, Yohan Blake, over what appears to be differences of opinion between what he thought was his best chance of performing well at the relays vis-à-vis what the coaches and those in charge of the team to Japan thought. Then, another icon and legend, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, voiced her “disappointment” at being told that she was to run in the 4x200m relay instead of the 4x100m. The powers that be apparently decided that the best chance of a gold medal and possible world record would come from our two best 200m runners and our two best 400m runners combining to beat the world in the 4x200m! The final ‘hint’ of problems came when the team began complaining of a lack of acclimatisation and practice time ahead of the two-day meet. The president of the governing body then explained that financial reasons were to blame for the late arrival of the team and lack of acclimatisation and practice time ahead of the IAAF World Relays! Financial reasons why the number-one sprint team in the world would arrive in Japan for the World Relays, technically at a disadvantage when compared to other less-talented teams. Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Elaine Thompson, and Yohan Blake, etc are names that guarantee support from sponsors anxious to be associated with any activity on a world stage that would mean exposure for their product. FORWARD THINKING All that is necessary is what is known as ‘forward thinking’. Forward thinking goes something like this: Jamaica is going to be represented at the World Relays. Where and when will it be held? What might be the prevailing temperature and climatic conditions at the venue? Will it be at sea level or at altitude? Relays are a very technical event, how much time would be needed for the athletes selected to perfect baton changes and to have the best combinations that will result in as flawless a performance as possible? Once these and other relevant questions are answered by persons with the necessary technical know-how and delivered to the governing body, then an assessment of the financial implications are made, and if there is a shortfall, a search for sponsors would begin. How then could there be legitimate complaints from the very ones who are expected to bring glory to the nation? No local athletic fan expects our athletes to perform à la Beijing at every international competition. The season has just started, and our national treasures are expected to peak much later in the year. But the least we expect is an effort from those charged with administering our international performances with the competence that we expect from the athletes selected to represent us. High-calibre athletic performance is not only subject to the actions on the field. It is also equally dependent on competent and expert action from coaches and administrators. It is high time that as much as we expect from our sport stars, the same must apply to the ones behind the scenes. The same sanctions and discipline should similarly apply to obvious cases of bungling. Brand Jamaica cannot be subject to administrative bungling and incompetence only to have it dismissed by officials as “oops”.
A huge blue marlin caught off the coast of Port Antonio, Portland, is creating a buzz locally and internationally after news emerged about a local fisherman and his more-than-six-hour battle with the billed fish.Since the landing of the blue marlin on Sunday, there was widespread speculation that the 30-year-old record for the heaviest landed species would be shattered, as it took more than eight men to actually tie the fish to the limb of a tree.“I got my first bite at about 9:00a.m. Sunday, but I later lost the fish,” said Desmond Gordon, the fisherman who landed the marlin.He added, “I get a second bite , and mi lose dat too. When I got the third bite, I was nervous. Mi get three bites, but all a dem get way. But den mi get a fourth bite, and that was when mi say yes a it dis. Dat was about 3:00 p.m. going on to 4:00p.m. I was fighting the fish, but was getting real tired, and dat was when mi call and beg fi help.” Exhausting ordeal Gordon admitted that he became fearful for his life as the fish tugged and pulled his 24-foot canoe all over the sea. He said his decision to call for backup was not only as a result of wanting to land the marlin but also resulted from him getting exhausted from his ordeal.“It took wi more than six hours in total to get the marlin inna the boat, and it was a struggle to pull the fish from the water. It was tiring, but wi got the job done. I have been fishing since age 13 , and I am 41 years old now. It is the biggest marlin mi ever see.”A large crowd gathered at the fishing beach at White River near Norwich in Portland, Sunday night to get a first-hand look at the big fish, which was still flashing its head.The blue marlin, which weighed-in at 570lbs, is the heaviest catch since 1989, when a blue marlin weighing 592lbs was caught by Mark Myers during the Sir Henry Morgan Blue Marlin Tournament in Port Antonio.Myers’ record is yet to be broken; however, Sunday’s catch is the closest anyone has ever come to toppling that mark, which is still standing after 30 years.Since the catch on Sunday, Morgan has been receiving calls of appreciation from organisers of various fishing (angling) tournaments, including organisers of the Superstars of Port Antonio Blue, which accounted for approximately 40 released marlins during a three-day competition in September. “This is always expected, and it is also well known that Port Antonio attracts some of the largest species of marlins, and this is as a result of the Windward Passage,” commented Robert ‘Bobby’ Stewart, Chairman of the Superstars of Port Antonio Blue Marlin Tournament.“Sports tourism is growing in Jamaica, and we were able to attract three overseas entries during the tournament in September. Since then, we have been getting calls from many other countries, as anglers have expressed an interest in coming down to Port Antonio for next year’s tournament. But this particular catch is telling us and the rest of the sporting world that large species of fish including marlins, are surfacing off the coast of Port Antonio. This augurs well for sports tourism going forward,” he said.
Rugby League BY KEVIN TEME It was the magic boots of Marane K Rats five-eight Cedric Kepas who slotted a penalty from the left corner to steer his side to a 2-0 victory in the semi-final of the Port Moresby suburban league Under 20 men’s competition. Marane will go on to meet Ipazwane Urunawini Raiders in the grand final while in the A grade Mountain Bulls survived a strong battle against ICCC Tigers to run away with a 10-6 win. Bulls will lock horns with Raiders in another brotherly affair of the senior men’s division. Bulls couldn’t hold of their phase in the under 20 division going down to Marane after both sides were scoreless for entire minutes of the opening half. Fans and supporters couldn’t withstand the pressure from both sides but thanks to Kepa who was the man of the moment, he slotted a long range corner kick that gave his side a 2-0 victory over the Bulls. A disappointed Bulls coach Steven Aaron said his troops didn’t stick to the game plan and most players didn’t turn up ready to play the finals. This will be fourth consecutive year for the Mountain Bulls under 20 division to lose in the major semi final – something they will need to work hard on next season to avoid such emotional semi final losses. “Yeah, we lost in the major semi final in 2016, 2017, 2018 and now we lost again. The boys didn’t turn up in the mood to play. They were all over the place and when he had few chances, we dropped balls and that cost or game dearly,” Aaron said. Meanwhile, Port Moresby Suburban rugby league chairman Boskey Koke confirmed that the Women in League grand final will be between Toks Nest United and Waliya. Bulls will meet Raiders in the senior men’s division and in the under 20 division Marane face Raiders. Raiders’ sponsorship representative Undri Kima congratulated his head coach Hame Laki for a successful season this year bringing two of the divisions straight to the grand final. “We are proud of the boys and we wish them well in the grand final coming weekend,” Kima said.
– Minister Norton says will love to leave it as legacyRENOWNED Guyanese singer, Dave Martins, once asked, “Where are your heroes, Caribbean; show them to me!” Naming the stands at the Guyana National Stadium, Providence, is a great opportunity to showcase some of Guyana’s Cricketing Heroes to the World.Dr. George NortonHowever, the previous administration was not interested in such an initiative, and while Minister of Social Cohesion with the responsibility for Culture, Youth and Sport, Dr. George Norton says he will love to leave the naming of the national stadium as a legacy, it seems that this present administration is also reluctant in doing so after almost three years in power.“I am in agreement that the stadium, the stands, the scoreboard, press box … you name it, should be named after famous cricketers or persons who have made significant contributions to the game, but (as) regards to the persons who should be, I have given it no thought,” Dr Norton said recently in an exclusive interview.The Minister added, “However, when that time comes I want it to be as broad a consultation as possible … everyone who has an interest will have an opportunity to participate and have an influence in the outcome but it must be above board. It must be a system used where everyone should have their say”.Asked if naming the stadium will be a reality anytime soon; Minister Norton said, “I wish we could, I will love to leave that as a legacy … a reality”.In January 2016, Director of Sport Christopher Jones had confirmed to one section of the media that a panel was tasked back then to identify these icons and the goal of naming the stadium should be completed before Guyana’s 50th Independence anniversary in May 2016.Touring journalists, who have covered cricket at our national stadium continue to laugh at us. Cricket presenters at the Kensington Oval in Barbados can refer to the Hall and Griffith Stand, the Greenidge and Haynes Stands.In Trinidad and Tobago we hear of the Gerry Gomez Media Centre. What about Guyana? The Green Stand! The Red Stand! The Orange Stand! The Media Centre!The time has come; we must name the stands at the stadium. It is not only an honour to our heroes, but also motivation for our youths playing the game. More so Guyana will host a number of international cricket matches this year, including the Women’s World Cup.My humble suggestions are as follows: What about the Lloyd and Kanhai National Stadium?Why not let us name the Green Stand, Kallicharran and Fredericks stand?Alvin Kallicharran, a left-handed batsman played 66 Tests and 31 One Day Internationals, scoring 5 225 runs altogether, while Roy Fredericks, also a left-handed batsman played 59 Tests and 12 One Day Internationals, scoring 4 645 runs altogether.The Red Stand should be named the Hooper and Chanderpaul Stand.Carl Hooper represented the West Indies in 102 Tests and 227 One Day Internationals, while Shivnarine Chanderpaul, West Indies is the most prolific Test player, with 164 Tests, and 268 One Day Internationals. Together the two players scored 32 168 international runs.The Orange stand can be called the Camacho and Butcher Stand.Basil Butcher and the late Steve Camacho have played 55 Tests between them, scoring 3 744 runs together.Name the southern stand the Gibbs and Croft Stand!Lance Gibbs and Colin Croft played 79 and 27 Tests respectively. Gibbs, an off-spinner took 309 Test wickets, while Croft, a fearsome fast bowler took 125 wickets.What about the Reds Perreira Media Centre and the Dave Martins Grass Mound?Built by the Indian firm Shapoorji Paloonji ahead of the 2007 Cricket World Cup, hosted by the West Indies, Providence has a seating capacity of 16 000 and is mainly used to host local, regional or international cricket or occasionally football matches.
Final exams for the fall semester begin this week at Mississippi State. They coincide with the end of the Bulldogs’ regular season.MSU will begin bowl practice when finals conclude. Bowl games will be announced on Sunday.Until then, while Mississippi State takes exams, let’s grade the 2014 season. We’ll grade positions each day leading up to Sunday’s bowl announcement.The summary continues with the quarterbacks. The Numbers Passing Yards: 3,151Total Yards: 4,188Completion Percentage: 61.3Total Touchdowns: 41 Star Pupil Dak Prescott — He had the season everyone expected, which is saying something. He set 10 individual single-season program records during his junior season, including completion percentage, passing yards, touchdowns responsible and total yards. His season performance earned him a spot as a finalist for a number of awards including the Davey O’Brien Award (nation’s top quarterback) and the Maxwell Award (most outstanding player). Needs Improvement Turnovers — Mississippi State turned the ball over 21 times this season, more than half came from the quarterback position. Dak Prescott threw 10 interceptions, one shy of the league worst. Eight of the 10 came in league play. Damian Williams contributed with a fumble. Report Card No player in Mississippi State history has played with higher expectations than Dak Prescott. He entered the season with some thinking he could contend for the Heisman Trophy. Others snickered at the thought. At the end of his first season as MSU’s starting quarterback, he’s in the discussion as being a finalist.He won’t win the award. Oregon’s Marcus Mariota has all but wrapped up the trophy. But Prescott could still represent the school in New York for the first time in program history.Prescott set 10 individual single-season school records.Prescott finished with 38 total touchdowns, 24 through the air, 13 on the ground and one receiving. He set MSU records for passing yards, rushing yards by a quarterback and total yards.The most impressive may be leading Mississippi State to the most regular season wins in school history. A win in the bowl game would give the Bulldogs their first-ever 11 win season. Mississippi Stat ranked No. 1 for the first time in school history. At one point it was the front-runner for the No. 1 seed in the College Football Playoff.Prescott helped changed the culture in Starkville. The Bulldogs finished with a 10-2 season but an aura of disappointment hung over the community.He’ll have to work on turnovers heading into next season. Teams adjusted to him halfway through the season. The Bulldogs struggled adjusting to the adjustments. Opponents began clogging up the middle and force Prescott to throw.Away from his position, Prescott helped develop a solid core of young wide receivers. De’Runnya Wilson, Fred Brown and Fred Ross all saw improvements from year one to year two. Gabe Myles burst onto the scene with 22 receptions. The chemistry developed should help next year.Damian Williams, in his second season, played in six games. He rotated through the first three with Prescott. The sophomore never found a rhythm and appeared uncomfortable at times. He finished with 155 yards passing and 63 yards rushing. Williams threw for three touchdowns. Final Grade ADak Prescott had the best season of any Mississippi State player in the history of the program. Other Grades Special TeamsOffensive LineDefensive LineRunning BacksLinebackersSecondaryWide ReceviersTight Ends
Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Meanwhile. Chelsea’s recent dismal performance against Manchester City has prompted more speculation over the future of Eden Hazard, who continues to be linked with Real Madrid.The Daily Telegraph claim Chelsea players fear boss Antonio Conte’s defensive tactics could push Hazard towards leaving the club. And the Daily Mail claim Hazard is stalling over signing a new contract at Stamford Bridge and will look to leave if Real show serious interest in him this summer. Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic has been touted as a candidate to take over as Southampton manager.The Daily Mirror say Saints boss Mauricio Pellegrino is facing the sack at the end of the season regardless of whether the south-coast club stay in the Premier League.The Mirror claim Southampton’s board have started drawing up a shortlist of potential replacements and are interested in Jokanovic.AdChoices广告Former Southampton and Stoke City player Graham Potter, currently in charge of Swedish side Östersunds, is also said to be in the frame.Embed from Getty Images
QPR’s season and Steve McClaren’s reign as manager started with a 1-0 defeat at Preston. Here’s how we rated each Rangers player in the game at Deepdale. Matt Ingram: 6Handed his chance following the sale of Alex Smithies, Ingram was solid enough and did well to gather a shot from Callum Robinson.Osman Kakay: 7The young right-back did well, especially in the first half when he blocked shots from Robinson and Tom Barkhuizen and also offered an attacking outlet on the right-hand side. On a less positive note, he gave away the free-kick which led to Preston’s goal.AdChoices广告Toni Leistner: 7Captaining the side on his Rangers debut, the summer signing had a good game at the heart of their defence. He was a strong presence in the opposite penalty area too.Embed from Getty ImagesJoel Lynch: 6Competent alongside Leistner at the back. It looks like the makings of a decent partnership if Lynch continues to be available.Jake Bidwell: 6Did okay at left-back. Reacted quickly in the first half to snuff out danger by getting across to thwart Ben Pearson.Massimo Luongo: 6Competed fiercely in midfield but a couple of stray passes summed up a disappointing day for the midfielder, who was substituted in the second half.Josh Scowen: 6Embed from Getty ImagesDidn’t offer much in terms of creativity but did his main job by protecting the back four.Luke Freeman: 7Not always convincing in wide areas but his deliveries into the box always looked like Rangers’ best hope of a goal. Created chances for Matt Smith and Idrissa Sylla and sent an effort of his own wide of the target.Bright Osayi-Samuel: 6Lively in spells in the first half without making any real impact. Preston had some joy on the right flank and Osayi-Samuel was replaced at half-time by the more solid Ryan Manning.Ebere Eze: 6Great to watch when in full flight, but was well contained by Preston’s defence and often unable to get close enough to Smith.Matt Smith: 6Not much came his way in terms of service but when a big chance did come his way he was unable to take it, heading wide from Freeman’s cross shortly before half-time.Ryan Manning: 6Brought on partly to shore things up on the flank, where Preston were getting far too much space in the first half. He did so but was unable to affect things going forward.Paul Smyth: 6Offered something different when he came on but Preston rarely looked troubled in the second half.Idrissa Sylla: 6Denied by a last-minute save when found by Freeman’s free-kick. Will be disappointed not to have scored. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook See also:QPR reject approach from Middlesbrough for FreemanPSV showing interest in QPR target SainsburyQPR target Sainsbury a free agent after terminating contractLosing start for QPR boss McClarenMcClaren says QPR will improve after opening-day lossQPR interested in Hefele and sign youngster OmarQPR interested in Hefele and are set to sign OmarMcClaren: QPR need new signings