JUST WHAT long-term effects the appalling terrorist attacks in New York and Washington on September 11 will have on the rail business is hard to foresee. Washington metro stations at the Pentagon and National Airport closed immediately, but reopened next day, with restricted access at the Pentagon.In New York all passengers and staff were safely evacuated from the PATH terminal five floors below the World Trade Center by trains returning to New Jersey or by stairs and escalators before the twin towers collapsed. Quick-thinking dispatchers halted trains in New Jersey heading for lower Manhattan within minutes of the first aircraft hitting the WTC. The Trans-Hudson tunnel is partially flooded from burst mains and water used by firefighters, and was to be sealed with concrete plugs at Exchange Place station to prevent water flowing into PATH’s New Jersey tunnels. It will be years before the WTC station reopens, probably as part of the project to rebuild the WTC, albeit in different form.NYCT’s E line station at WTC is closed, and MTA says that service on Lines 1 and 9 below Chambers Street has been lost ’indefinitely’. It appears that one portion of the tunnel has collapsed, and many months will elapse before it is rebuilt. The N/R line between Canal Street and Whitehall Street is likely to be out of service for weeks as rescue and clean-up operations continue. Seven stations in Lower Manhattan, including Wall Street, remain closed.In the immediate aftermath of the attacks, operators suspended subway, commuter and Northeast Corridor inter-city passenger services, with Norfolk Southern and CSX stopping freight in the area. Many services resumed quite quickly, and as soon as the ban on air traffic became known, Amtrak trains filled rapidly, with most airline tickets honoured under a standard policy. During September 12-17 traffic on Amtrak’s long-distance trains was up 35%, with Northeast Corridor services recording a 9% increase. Amtrak said it added 1600 seats each day on long-distance services, 300 on West Coast trains, and 2000 to Northeast Corridor services. By September 18 Amtrak had carried 237 extra carloads of mail, and two days later the airlines were still not permitted to carry mail.Amtrak announced increased security measures with patrols on trains and stations, bridge and tunnel inspections, and monitoring of some routes from the air. It also warned of plans for further measures, ’many of which will be visible to the travelling public’. But with extended check-in times for domestic flights, Amtrak clearly expects to continue providing higher capacity for the moment. Freight operators such as UP also stepped up security measures, with checks on bridges and tunnels as well as policing of control centres, yards and other locations.With a drastic fall in air traffic predicted, rail-air links can expect business to slow, and some airlines are prohibiting in-town check-in where it was available. The downturn will also affect the viability of airport rail link projects in the pipeline. Increased spending on defence, bailing out of airlines and other efforts to stimulate the economy could have a negative effect on US federal spending on rail – the 2002 transport budget has not yet cleared Congress.More generally, the increased likelihood of a recession looks certain to slow or reverse the growth of freight and passenger traffic in many countries, and managers will be reviewing plans for major projects and reassessing funding risks. Insurance and other indirect costs are certain to rise, and railways would do well to prepare for tough times ahead.
Pattaya Archery Club meets between 10am and 12 midday every Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday at our dedicated shooting range within easy reach of Pattaya, near the new railway road. Beginners of all ages are welcome, and equipment and coaching are free. For more information call Eric, the club President , on 089 535 1193 or visit www.pattayaarcheryclub.comOcean Marina Yacht Club invites experienced sailors and learners for racing weekends and funsail/training weekends. The club has 5 star clubhouse facilities and a fleet of 25′ racing yachts available. www.omycsailing.com, phone Kev Scott 087 825 0011.8:00 a.m. Diving with Mermaid’s Dive School. Contact Mermaid’s Dive Center, tel. 038 232 219 – 20, email: [email protected]:00 a.m. – noon & 2 – 6 p.m. (Sat & Sun – Also Monday to Friday) Horseback riding at the Horseshoe Point Riding Academy, the biggest equestrian center in South-East Asia. Show jumping, hacking, trail, dressage and classical dressage. Training courses from beginners to advanced riders with English speaking instructors. Leisure trail riding, group and private classes. All levels of riders welcome. Over 100 horses and ponies available. Located on 1,500 acres of beautiful tropical garden land just outside Pattaya. Free shuttle service available. For more information: phone (+66) 3873 – 5050 (ext. 4016-18), fax (+66) 3873 – 4973 or email: [email protected]:30 am. -10:00 am. International Players Academy meets every Sat. morning for Jr. Intermediate level Tennis at Ambassador City Tennis Courts. Visitors are welcome, just bring your tennis racket, ages range from 10-16. For more details call CJ on 086 086 2121Indoor Lawn Bowls Free at Coco Club every Saturday for school or college aged children from 11.00am – 2.00pm, with Male – English and Female Thai tutors. Parents can sit at the bar and watch. New champions needed! Call Sue on 087 135 8357 or pop in to the club at Baan Amphur – signposted behind Phoenix Golf.12:30 p.m. Pattaya Sports Club Softball plays slow pitch recreational pick-ups games every Saturday at the soccer stadium right behind the National Indoor Stadium on Chayapreuk 2 Road. New players always welcome regardless of skill level, experience, age or time away from the game. For more information and directions see the softball page at the Pattaya Sports Club website www.pattayasports.org or contact Dirk Brijs at dirk_brijs @yahoo.com or 088-218-8148SundayBadminton players are invited to play 3 mornings a week at Mama Badminton Club on Soi Khao Noi, Tuesday, Friday and Sunday from 10am-12 noon. For more information, visit www.pattayasports.org/sports/badminton.The Amazing Sunday Golfers are a friendly group of average index who welcome new players. Each Sunday they have friendly games on different courses with a meeting point at the course. Contact Philippe at 082 546 0770 or email [email protected] to be updated each week for the upcoming game.8:00 a.m. Diving with Mermaid’s Dive School. Contact Mermaid’s Dive Center, tel. 038 232 219 – 20, email: [email protected]:00 p.m. Pattaya Jungle H3 meets every 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month and departure is from the Lek Hotel on 2nd Rd at 3pm. For more info please call Kai on 01 863 5095.Monday3.15 p.m. Pattaya Hash House Harriers: The club for drinking people with a running problem meets every Monday at 3:15 p.m. in Pattaya Third Road, in front of the Buffalo Bar close to soi Lengkee, and just down the road from the Boxing Roo. We depart at 3:30 p.m. sharp. More info at: www.pattayah3.com.TuesdayChess and Scrabble Club: every Tuesday 12pm – 5pm at Hoek-Van-Holland in Jomtien. Take Thappraya Road to intersection with Beach Road. Dong Tan Police sub-station is right there. Walk back towards Pattaya 10 meters along walking path. Hoek-Van-Holland is on the right, before the parking lot. Bring your own chess set and/or scrabble board. For more information please see website www.hoek-van-holland.com – Everyone welcome.The Pattaya Chess Club meets every Tuesday evening from 6:30 p.m. onwards at Brauhaus on 2nd Road between Soi 7 and Soi 8. Learners and anybody who would like to play chess are most welcome. Boards and clocks are provided.Pattaya Ladies Netball Club: 7.30 pm every Tuesday at Fairtex Sports Club. All ages and abilities are welcome. 100 baht per person. Please email [email protected] to confirm or find us on Facebook – ‘Pattaya Ladies Tuesday Night Netball’Wednesday4.00 pm – Club Petanque Thailand plays Wednesdays and Saturdays from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m. The court is open for groups every day. New and bigger surface. Very good drainage as well as better lighting. No membership fee. Find us at Soi Nernplabwan 100/2 Moo7, next to Sutawas Temple and small Banglamung Police station. Contact: 085 280 7182, fax 038 248 067, email: [email protected] (English, French, German, Scandinavian); (Thai & Chinese: 080 618 2831.)Thursday4.00 p.m. Pattaya Cricket Club practice nets at Thai Polo Club. All ages and abilities welcome. Please contact Simon at [email protected] or visit the club website for more information and ground location: www.pattayacricketclub.com.7:00 p.m. Pattaya Panthers Rugby training every Thursday night at Horseshoe Point next to Siam Country Club. New players are always welcome – we are a very sociable team! Please contact Damian McCoy on Telephone 086 111 2816, Adrien Simon 095 705 0822 or send email to [email protected] FridayDFiT, Dusit Thani Pattaya: Visitors using the group fitness membership can avail of the THB 2,000 offer for five visits to the gym after their membership has expired. The offer includes unlimited use of DFiT facilities including tennis courts. For more information, call 038-425611 ext. DFiT.2:00 p.m. Pattaya Sports Club Bowling at PS Bowl on the top floor of Tops Supermarket at the junction of Central and Second Roads. Contact La at PS after 1:30 p.m.Saturday
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REPRO FREE***PRESS RELEASE NO REPRODUCTION FEE***Hula Hoops Senior Women’s National Cup Final, National Basketball Arena, Tallaght, Dublin 31/1/2016Oblate Dynamos vs NUIG MysticThe NUIG Mystic teamMandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne NUIG Mystics – Champions of IrelandTeam& Scorers:Back row L to R. Michelle Fahy(13), Rebecca Hansberry, Hannah Coen(4), Marritta Gillcrease(10), Leah Cunningham(2), Suzanne McDonagh, Lauren Murray(2), Siobhan Kilkenny(14).Front Row. L to R. Ailish O Reilly(15), Emer Smyth, Sarah Grealish, Deirdre O Shea(11), Aoibhin O Neill, Catherine Connaire. Coach Mike Murray. Asst.Coach Terry Kennedy. NUIG Mystics Claimed their first ever National Cup in the National Basketball Arena in Dublin on Sunday against Oblate Dynamos on a scoreline of 71-44. Mystics Started strong with Michelle Fahy, Marritta Gillcrease, Lauren Murray,Ailish O Reilly and Siobhan Kilkenny, and after inflicting a heavy defeat to Dynamos in the league the previous weekend they certainly were not going to consider any form of an upset. NUIG Mystics ran out to a 15-0 lead early in the first quarter with their strong defensive work causing numerous turnovers from Oblate and converted them to scores at the other end.The 1st quarter ended on a scoreline of 25-7 in Mystics favour with Kilkenny Fahy and Gillcrease dominating the scoring. The second quarter saw more of the same with Deirdre O Shea and Catherine Connaire introduced for NUIG Mystics up front and Hannah Coen and Leah Cunningham maintaining NUIG Mystics dominance on the boards.The second quarter ended with NUIG Mystics having built up a considerable lead and headed to the dressing room at the half with a 42-19 lead. The third quarter started with O Reilly causing a lot of trouble for the Oblate Guards causing numerous turnovers and steals and Gillcrease and Fahy remaining supreme on the boards. At the end of the third the scoreline read 58-31 in NUIG Mystics favour. Into the fourth and with the result not in doubt the Mystics coaching staff started to run the bench with Emer Smyth Suzanne McDonagh and Rebecca Hansberry all seeing the floor and acquitting themselves well with McDonagh getting a Gillcrease like block to finish out the game. At that stage the Mystics fans,players and coaches began to celebrate a very special win for the team. A special thanks to all the fans who traveled to the Arena to support the team and join in the celebrations.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email
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The last time that the Pokes were shut out in consecutive games occurred nearly 23 years ago when Southwest Texas accomplished the feat in a doubleheader against McNeese on April 18, 1992. Johnson earned the win, scattering one unearned run and three hits over seven innings of work. The junior from Salina, Oklahoma, walked three and fanned a pair of batters. Hammerly was tagged with the loss. Zach Hobbs (0-1) took the loss for UTA (3-4), allowing a run on three hits in 1.2 innings. Starter Reid Petty allowed one run on four hits with five strikeouts and a walk in 4.0 innings. Daniel James shut the Huskies out over the final 3.1 innings, allowing two hits with a pair of strikeouts. Because the contest officially ended in a tie, neither pitcher received a decision. The Cardinals will continue the Irish Alamo Invitational on Saturday at 5:00 p.m. against Villanova at Wolff Stadium. After 14 straight scoreless innings to start the weekend, designated hitter Dylan Ebbs and third baseman Jake MacWilliam got the Bearkats on the board in the sixth inning of game one. Center fielder Colt Atwood led off the inning with a single and first baseman Spence Rahm walked with one out. – Return to top – UIW 7, Villanova 4SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS – Garret Cooper (Round Rock/McNeil HS) pitched eight innings of one run baseball to lead the Cardinals to a 8-1 win over Northwestern University on Friday night at Wolff Stadium in the Irish Alamo Invitational. Belicek tossed seven innings, allowing five runs and striking out six. Nolan Holland shut out the Tigers (6-1) during their final two outings, striking out two in the process. – Return to top – The Privateers added another run in the third as Coco came up and provided a key two-out hit, lacing a single past the left side of the infield. Ryan Calloway scored on the play and the Privateers quickly jumped to a 3-0 lead after three innings. The game can be heard in the Hammond area on KSLU 90.9 FM, online and either the KSLU or TuneIn Radio smartphone apps. Fans can keep up with the tournament through live statistics or by following SLUathletics on Twitter. Links for audio and stats are available on the baseball schedule page at www.LionSports.net. Byers, Crites, Midyett and Julian Service each picked up a pair of hits. Byers joined Cuccia in plating three runs. Crites drove in a pair. Houston Baptist 2, UT Arlington 1ARLINGTON, Texas – HBU junior lefthander Matthew McCollough hurled his first complete game and struck out a career-high 10 as the Huskies claimed a 2-1 victory over UT Arlington in the UTA Hilton Invitational Saturday night at Clay Gould Ballpark. Missouri 5, A&M-Corpus Christi 1 CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Kyle Danford hit the first home run of the year for the Islanders, but it was not enough as Missouri picked up a 5-1 win to give A&M-Corpus Christi its first loss of the season. Senior Trevor Belicek suffered the loss while Tanner Houck picked up the victory for the Tigers. Eric Foshee (1-1), who pitched in the second game of the Saturday doubleheader, was lights out in his second career start, and worked six innings of shutout, one-hit baseball. He did not walk a batter and struck out two. Will Hibbs (1-0) allowed earned one run in five innings of work in the first game; he gave up four hits and four runs and struck out seven. The Boilermakers appeared to be out of the inning but the center fielder dropped a pop up that would have been the third out of the inning. Two Bearkat runs came in to score on the play and extend the lead to 6-2. From there, Lamar would score one run every inning until the game ended. Santana scored in the fifth inning on a sacrifice fly from Mason Salazar, Eckols in the sixth inning on a double to left center from van der Meer, Brendan Satran-who pinch ran for McDowell- scored in the seventh on a single to right field from Moore and Jake Nash- who pinch ran for Provost- scored in the eighth on a single to left field from Satran. Kalousdian led off the third inning with a double to centerfield, and again Hibbs was very close to getting out of the jam with a groundout and popup, but MC timely hitting scored him and later scored Mikey Miranda who tripled after the popup. Lamar answered in the bottom of the third inning with a lead of walk from CJ Moore followed by Justin Eckols getting pegged by a pitch from Jasper starter Joe Jacques (0-1), who pitched only four innings and gave up seven runs on eight hits and a walk. The second game was not near as complicated, but all started with a controversial play in the fourth frame. With no score and van der Meer at third base and two out, Kyle Markum lined one down the third base line that fielder Michael Pfenninger was able to corral throw out Markum. McCollough (2-0) allowed one run on six hits and did not give up a walk. He surpassed his previous high of eight strikeouts, which came last Saturday against Prairie View A&M. – Return to top – Senior reliever Cory LaPeze entered the game in the eighth inning and tossed a scoreless inning while senior Tyler Erickson and sophomore Collin Kober shared the final scoreless and hitless frame. For updates throughout the season be sure to follow the team on Twitter and Instagram (@IslandersBSB) and Facebook (Islanders Baseball). Fans can also receive updates on the team by downloading the Islanders Front Row App at goislanders.com/frontrow. Texas-Pan American 5, Abilene Christian3 EDINBURG, Texas – The ACU baseball team fell to 0-5 on the season Saturday night as Texas-Pan American freshman pitcher Ryan Jackson silenced the Wildcat offense in a 5-3 Bronc victory at Edinburg Baseball Stadium.The Wildcats will try to get their first win of the season Sunday at 9:30 a.m. when the teams complete the three-game series. The game was originally scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, but was moved up several hours to try and get ACU on the road before anticipated poor weather hits the Abilene area.Jackson – 1-1 and the reigning Western Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week – pitched 6 2/3 innings, striking out four while allowing two runs (one earned) on four hits. For the second straight start, he did not issue a walk.The Broncs (4-2) gave Jackson all of the support he needed in the third. Senior Jesus Garcia drew a one-out walk from ACU starting pitcher Joe Gawrieh and scored on a triple by Manny Loredo. After Victor Garcia Jr. was intentionally walked to set up a double play, a passed ball by ACU catcher Alex Copeland allowed Loredo to score to make it 2-0.Jacob Huckabay and Cole Loncar then followed with singles to make it 3-0 before Logan Landon singled to load the bases. One out later, Correy Davis hit a ground ball to freshman third Brayden Gomez, who fielded the ball, but threw high and over first baseman Russell Crippen for an error that allowed two runs to score to make it 5-0.The Wildcats scored their only runs against Jackson in the seventh as they were able to cut their deficit to 5-2. Colton Hall got it started with a leadoff home run to right field to make it 5-1. After Russell Crippen popped out, Heath Beasley reached on an error and went to third on a Kyle Carroll double that chased Jackson from the game. Beasley immediately scored on a wild pitch thrown by Johnny Gonzalez to make it 5-2. But after issuing a walk to Tyler Eager, Gonzalez retired pinch-hitter Garrett Hale on a line out to centerfield.Trailinig 5-2 going to the ninth, UTPA closer Andrew Padron came on and got Copeland to ground out to shortstop to lead off the inning before giving up a solo home run to Crippen, making the score 5-3. But Padron needed just four more pitches to retire Beasley and Carroll to end the game and earn his second save.Gawrieh – one of four ACU pitchers in the game – was tagged with the loss as he falls to 0-1. Nate Cole again pitched well in relief, giving up just three hits and one unearned run in 3 2/3 innings of work. Weather permitting, Nicholls will take on Troy at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday before returning to Louisiana for a battle with Southern University at 6 p.m. on Tuesday in Baton Rouge. Sunday’s game will be broadcast live on KNSU 91.5 FM and air on Cox Sports Television. One of the risks taken was well worth it as senior outfielder Andrew Guillotte collected his 60th career stolen base, allowing him to pass Lee Orr for fifth place on the all-time stolen bases list. Guillotte now needs two more to pass Jason Alleman for fourth place. Right fielder Case Muson delivered for Mizzou in the seventh, blasting a high-flying homer to left field, scoring Zach Lavy who reached on a single earlier in the inning to make it 5-1. In the second game the Kats allowed three runs in the top of the ninth to lose 9-7. Van der Meer led the charge with four hits in 10 tries with three runs scored and three knocked in. Markum had four runs scored and three driven in on a 3-for-10 day. Reed Seeley was 5-of-9 on the night with a run scored and driven in. Chris Kalousdian reached first base on a leadoff Cardinal error and stole second before Jose Carrera drew a walk to put Jaspers on first and second with no outs. Hibbs almost worked out of the jam with a punch out and groundout, but Joe McClennan punched a two-out single to right field and knocked in both base runners. UTA tied it up in the third when Tate led off with a double, then Hollie striped a two-out triple down the rightfield line. UM’s Jack Ring started the ballgame on base via a hit-by-pitch before advancing to second on a wild pitch. Brett Peel then doubled in the next at bat to put both Ring and himself in scoring position. Two batters later, Ryan Howard doubled and scored both runners to give the Tigers the early advantage. Kingsley (1-1) threw the longest outing of any McNeese pitcher so far this season as he registered another quality start after having gave up just four hits and two walks along with an unearned run. He fell three strikeouts short of his career high with eight punch-outs on the day. In the second game the Kats jumped out to a 7-2 lead before allowing three runs in the fifth, one run in the sixth and three more in the ninth. Manhattan (0-4) used an early error in the first inning to jump up 2-0 and then scored another couple of runs in the third frame to take a 4-0 lead. The Lions responded with three runs in the bottom half of the first. Huskies’ starting pitcher Brandon Hammerly (1-1) issued back-to-back two-out walks to Daniel Midyett and Kevin Carr. Crites singled up the middle, driving in Midyett to tie the game. Carr took third base, and Crites followed him into second, after HBU center fielder Zach Nehrir misplayed the ball. Ryan Byers singled up the middle to drive in both Carr and Crites. Saenz singled past the shortstop with one out in the sixth, but was forced out at second when Alvarez reached on a fielder’s choice. After an infield single by Monsour, Morones ripped a doubled to leftcenter to put HBU ahead, 2-1. The Cardinals’ (3-3) biggest inning offensively was the third inning when they scored four runs. After the first two Cardinal hitters were retired, Matt Morris (Scottsdale, AZ/Saguaro HS) worked a two-out walk and Jesse Hoover (Marion/Marion HS) followed with a single to put runners on first and second. Austin Hoffman (Goodyear, AZ/Millennium HS) then hit a single to center field to bring in Morris. Ethan McGill (Penn Valley, CA/Nevada Union HS) brought in two runs with a double down the left field line and Christian Divelbiss (Yuba City/Yuba City HS) capped the two out rally with an RBI single through the left side. Johnson walked to lead off the fourth, moved to second on a sacrifice bunt and advanced to third on a throwing error. He then scored on a wild pitch for the Bearkats seventh run of the game. Shortstop Miles Manning walked to lead off the bottom of the second and was sacrificed to second base. The junior transfer then stole third base and scored on an infield single by Colt Atwood to make it 3-0. The Tigers scored another run in the fourth, when Brett Bond delivered one of Mizzou’s two homers of the game. Bradley scored the only run of the game in the second inning as first baseman Paul Solka’s leadoff single turned into an advance on a sac bunt followed by a McNeese error that helped him reach third. On the next play a passed ball abled Solka to score at home and give the Braves a one run lead that would never be relinquished. Lion starting pitcher Jake Johnson (2-0) walked the right fielder Thomas Clay to open the game. Following a throwing error by shortstop Carson Crites, Clay scored on a ground out by HBU third baseman Curtis Jones. The Cowboys only managed five hits in the game as Bradley’s starter, Steve Adkins, tossed 6.0 innings, giving only four hits and two walks along with four strikeouts. A pair of Braves relievers limited McNeese to just one hit and a walk in the final three innings. Sam Houston went right to work in the second game of the double header. Right fielder Travis Lee was hit by the first pitch of the game, moved to second on a groundout and advanced to third on a wild pitch. Bryce Johnson dropped a bloop single into shallow right field to score Lee from third base. Reed Mason went five innings for the Wildcats and took the loss on the mound. Justin Yoss finished the game with three innings of work and giving up only one run. Big Red used three pitchers in the last three innings of the contest. Enrique Oquendo worked on frame and gave up a hit and had one strikeout. Joe Farley pitched an inning and struck out the side, and Derek Wade finished it off with one walk allowed. Billy Love made his first appearance on the bump for Lamar and pitched two hitless innings and struck out three. Galen Andrews finished the game with three runs allowed in two innings on three hits and two walks. The Lions scored six more runs in the seventh, the final three crossing the plate on a home run of the bat of Cuccia. It was the first collegiate homer for the freshman from Slidell, Louisiana. Lamar 11, Manhattan 7 & Lamar 12, Manhattan 0BEAUMONT, Texas – The Lamar baseball team used 11-7 and 12-0 wins on Saturday to complete the four-game sweep of Manhattan in another gusty day a Vincent-Beck Field in nonconference action. Nicholls 1, Southern Miss 1 PENSACOLA, Fla. – The Nicholls State University baseball team was forced to end its game with Southern Miss in a 1-1 draw on Saturday night after over an hour of weather delay. James McMahon threw six innings, surrendering one run on two hits with eight strikeouts. Houck had a no hitter going all the way to the sixth inning before Casey Thomas beat out an infield single on a liner to third base. Thomas finished with two hits in the game. Eric Tate went 2-for-3 with a double and scored the Mavericks only run. Christian Hollie had a triple and drove in UTA’s run. The Boilermakers tied the game up 2-2 in the seventh after reliever Juan Cortina allowed a one-out double to score on a single to left center. Alex Bisacca came out of the bullpen and gave up a single to load the bases but Miles Manning made a great play at shortstop to get out of the inning and keep the score 2-2. The Kats kept the inning going with two outs. After first baseman Spence Rahm lined a single into right-center field, third baseman Ryan Brinley smoked a liner into center field that scored Johnson from third to make the score 2-0. Trevor Hardee (Alvord/Alvord HS) came in to relief Cooper in the ninth and completed a perfect inning with a strikeout and needed only nine pitches to retire the side. – Return to top – The Cardinals will be on the road for the first time in 2015 when they travel to Texas Pan-American for a three-game set that starts on Friday. Southeastern added an unearned run in the fourth. Catcher Nico Cuccia reached on a one-out fielding error by HBU shortstop Louie Payetta, one of his three miscues in the game. After moving up to second on a ground out, pinch hitter Brooks Morse singled Cuccia to third. Cuccia would swipe home as part of a delayed double steal attempt. Bradley 1, McNeese State 0LAKE CHARLES, La. – Junior hurler Bryce Kingsley turned in another solid performance on the mound, churning out seven solid innings of one-run baseball, but the McNeese State baseball team was unable to get anything going and dropped a 1-0 decision to Bradley on Saturday at Cowboy Diamond. For the second straight game Sam Houston was beaten on a walk-off. Purdue used a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 12th inning to top Sam Houston 4-3 in the first game of the doubleheader. The islanders stranded six runners on the night, compared to the Tigers’ three. From there the flood gates opened for a six-run inning that started with van der Meer’s score on the play. Santana followed Markum with a walk, and was followed by five-straight singles from McDowell, Nash, Sullivan, Moore and van der Meer. The Mavericks threatened to tie the game in ninth as Travis Sibley led off with a single and RJ Williams smacked a two-out single up the middle to put the tying run in scoring position. McCollough regrouped and struck out Darien McLemore on three pitches to end the game. Southeastern’s final game of the tournament, against Michigan State (2-2), has been moved up an hour because of impending bad weather in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. First pitch against the Spartans is now scheduled for Sunday at 10 a.m. at Clay Gould Ballpark. Four different Pokes recorded hits in the game including junior Lewis Guilbeau who collected his second multiple hit game on the season with a 2-for-2 performance at the plate. Seniors James Cantu and Connor Lloyd as well as junior Connor Crane each got a hit in the game. PU decided to go to the bullpen and Ebbs greeted reliever Shane Bryant with an RBI single up the middle. MacWilliam followed with an RBI single to center field to make the score 2-0. Junior second baseman Justin Monsour went 2-for-3 and added a sacrifice bunt for the Huskies (5-2), while junior designated hitter Austin Saenz went 2-for-4 and scored a run. Senior third baseman Curtis Jones went 2-for-5 and junior leftfielder Brandon Morones doubled and drove in the game-winning run. Including both games on Saturday, the Cardinals (6-2) scored 39 runs and only allowed nine, even though winds continued to gust in to hitters throughout the two days, four games. Southeastern La. 10, Houston Baptist 4Lamar 11, Manhattan 7 & Lamar 12, Manhattan 0New Orleans 4, Southern 1UIW 7, Villanova 4Houston Baptist 2, UT Arlington 1Bradley 1, McNeese State 0Purdue 4, Sam Houston State 3 & Purdue 9, Sam Houston State 7Missouri 5, A&M-Corpus Christi 1 Texas-Pan American 5, Abilene Christian 3 Nicholls 1, Southern Miss 1 Ryan Brinley took the loss in both games. He allowed runs in relief for the first time in his SHSU career. Saenz and junior first baseman Andrew Alvarez led off the second with back-to-back singles, then Monsour moved them up with a sacrifice bunt. After Morones struck out, senior rightfielder Thomas Clay reached on an error, which allowed Saenz to score and give the Huskies a 1-0 lead. Purdue 4, Sam Houston State 3 & Purdue 9, Sam Houston State 7CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Bearkats dropped two more heartbreakers as they were swept in a doubleheader against Purdue Saturday at Whataburger Field in the Kleberg Bank College Classic. Smith picked up his first win of the season, going five innings and striking out five batters. The bullpen, which used three pitchers on the night, combined to hold Southern to three hits in the last four innings to preserve the victory. New Orleans 4, Southern 1NEW ORLEANS, La. – The New Orleans Privateers baseball team (3-3) got early offense including their first home run of the season in a 4-1 win over the Southern Jaguars (0-2) on Saturday evening at Maestri Field at First NBC Ballpark. With the tying run aboard and runners on the corners, Seth Laigast entered with one out. An unsuccessful bunt attempt kept the lead runner at third and Laigast followed by getting a line out off the bat of Jose De La Torre to get out of the jam. Purdue got a run back in the next half inning. The Boilermakers started the frame with a walk and a double to put runners at second and third with no outs. After a strikeout, Purdue broke up the shutout with a sacrifice fly to center field. A&M-Corpus Christi had their shot though in the fourth. With Jordan Lee reaching base after being hit-by-pitch to leadoff, and Tyler Ware drawing a five-pitch walk, the Islanders were primed to put pressure on Houck, who had retired the last nine Islanders he saw prior to the inning. After falling behind in the count early, Danford sent a sharp liner right at the center fielder who made a great play on the ball to record the second out. Frankie Salas, in the next at bat, lined a rocket into right center but the wind pushed the ball toward Ring who made the catch to end the threat. – Return to top – Knight led Nicholls offensively, going 1-for-3 with an RBI. Morales registered the only run for the Colonels. R.J. Watters collected the only RBI for the Wildcats (0-5) with a pinch-hit RBI single in the eighth inning. Reid Hunter had a good night for Northwestern with two hits, a run and a walk while Zach Jones added two hits and walk. Designated hitter Hayden Simerly walked to lead off the bottom of the third and went to second on a balk. With two outs catcher Collin Yelich legged out an infield single and the throw went wild, allowing Simerly to score from second base. Markum scored again in the fifth inning to make it 7-0 on a bases-loaded walk to Tyler Sullivan, and Satran scored a run in the seventh on a double down the right field line from McDowell. – Return to top – Starter, Alex Smith coasted through the early going and got out of some tough situations in his time on the hill, delivering five innings and allowing just one unearned run. The Privateers went to the pen, which had to get out of a tough spot in the seventh. The Jaguars got their only run on a two-out opposite field single from Marcus Tomlin. The Privateers added a little more insurance in the eighth inning. After Coco reached on a fielder’s choice, Santana lined a double to the gap in left-center that scored Coco making it 4-1. Laigast allowed a two-out base runner, but finished it off by inducing a fly out and recording a 2.2 inning save. Jonathan Santana got the scoring started in the third inning for the Privateers. After Jonathan Coco coaxed a lead-off walk, Santana came up and hit a towering shot to deep right to clear the bases for New Orleans’ first home run of the season and a 2-0 lead. Seth Holbert tossed two scoreless innings of relief to keep the Bearkats in front of the Boilermakers. Cooper scattered nine hits, three walks and one earned run while striking out three in his second win of the season. He pitched seven innings in his win against Northeastern last weekend. Borne tossed seven innings, allowing one run on three hits and fanned five Southern Miss batters. The Huskies return to action when they travel to face No. 15 Texas A&M Tuesday at 6:35 p.m. at Blue Bell Park in College Station, Texas. The audio broadcast can be heard on HBUHuskies.com, beginning with the pregame show at 6:20. – Return to top – While the field was clearing, the umpiring crew convened and decided that the throw pulled first baseman Vin Teixeria, who was laying on the ground to catch Pfenninger’s toss, off the bag. Durst went 1-for-3 with an RBI to lead the Golden Eagle offense and Barron scored one run for the squad. Van der Meer rolled over a pitch and reached on a fielder’s choice, which put Cardinals on first and third with one out before Reed Seeley singled through the right side to score Moore. Two batters later both van der Meer and Seeley scored on a two-out double to left field by Kyle Markum. Markum tied the game with his run on a single and error in Kevin Santana’s at-bat. The Cardinals used five hits from Markum, Satran, Seeley, Sullivan and Joe Arechiga and two walks to Nash and van der Meer to push across four more runs in the eighth inning. The Cowboys got runners on base in seven of the nine innings during the second game of the weekend bout but were unable to capitalize on a big play to drive in their first run in nearly 19 innings of baseball. Big Red poured on three more runs in the fourth inning on a three-run double from Brandon Provost. He scored Moore, who reached on a single, Eckols, fielders’ choice, and van der Meer, single. The Islanders will wrap up the Kleberg Bank College Classic Sunday when they take on Sam Houston State in nonconference action. The Islanders and Bearkats are schedule to start at 3 p.m. at Whataburger Field. – Return to top – Bisacca would then retire the next 13 batters he would face. He tossed 4 1/3 innings and allowed just one hit. He struck out two batters and didn’t issue any walks. Southeastern La. 10, Houston Baptist 4ARLINGTON, Texas – The Southeastern Louisiana baseball team rebounded from a tough pair of games with a 10-4 non-conference win Saturday over fellow Southland Conference foe Houston Baptist at the UTA Hilton Invitational. Sam Houston will play one final game in the tournament, against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Sunday at 3:00 p.m. Southeastern (5-2) had dropped its last two games coming into Saturday’s contest, including its first game of the tournament. HBU (4-2) looked to continue the string, scoring an unearned run in the first inning. The Golden Eagles (3-3-1) got on the board early when Matt Durst notched a single to center field, bringing Connor Barron home in the top of the first inning. The Colonels (4-1-1) answered in the third frame when Darius Knight singled to center, scoring Joey Morales. The two teams battled through three scoreless innings before Mother Nature took a stranglehold on the contest. In the top of the seventh, Grant Borne tagged Chuckie Robinson in a rundown after a pickoff attempt, earning the first out of the inning. Borne proceeded to strike out the next two Golden Eagle batters. On the final pitch of the inning, with rain streaming down on the field, Breck Kline struck out swinging, lost his grip on his bat in mid-swing and sent it flying into the stands narrowly missing two spectators. Moments later the game was postponed and eventually called after rain continued to pour onto the field. – Return to top – Due to the threat of inclement weather on Sunday, the weekend series finale has been pushed up with first pitch slated for noon. The game will be featured on Cajun Radio-1470 AM in Lake Charles and online at cajunradio.com. Tom Hoefer will provide the call for the game. Fans can keep up with in-game updates and other information by logging on to Twitter @McNeeseBaseball. Next up for the Privateers is the first of a home-and-home against Tulane on Tuesday night at Maestri Field. First pitch is set for 6:30 p.m. Junior left-hander Kyle Cedotal (1-0, 1.29) draws the starting nod for Southeastern against Michigan State left-hander Anthony Misiewicz (0-0, 0.00). – Return to top – Hoover, McGill and Will Triebes (Pflugerville/Hendrickson HS) all collected two hits apiece while McGill, Hoffman and Morris brought in two runs each. Leadoff hitter, Mark Whitehead (San Antonio/Johnson HS) did his job well by getting on base four times in five plate appearances. He got a hit, walked twice and scored two runs for UIW. Missouri was about as efficient of a team could have been against Belicek, picking up five base hits and scoring five runs. Mizzou lit up the scoreboard early, scoring two in the first inning of play.
After weeks of intense training, the six beauties vying for the title of Miss Mash Queen Guyana 2017 will now battle on the stage of the National Cultural Centre on Sunday evening.The delegates are Ashanti Jasper, Aquaila Rupan, Keleisha Kelly, Younette Stepheny, Romichelle Brumell and Gabriella Chapman.Come Sunday evening, the delegates will participate in an opening fanfare but this will be followed by heated competition in the introduction, talent, swimwear, evening gown and onstage interview segments.Tickets for the pageant will cost $3000, $2000 and $1000 and are available at the National Cultural Centre. This pageant has returned after several years under the management of Simpli Royal.
Just how “miraculous” was South Africa’s transition from apartheid to democracy? How close did the country really come to civil war?Check out our press clipping snapshots of the 72 days leading up to Nelson Mandela’s inauguration as SA’s first democratically elected President – and see how heavily the odds were stacked against “the rainbow nation”.14 MARCH 1994Mangope is axedBophuthatswana President Lucas Mangope was finally ousted yesterday, but over 60 people lost their lives in a week of drama that changed the face of the Western Transvaal region.Mangope was removed from office by South African Foreign Minister Pik Botha and Transitional Executive Council (TEC) member Mac Maharaj following a late night flight into the capital Mmabatho on Saturday.Anger grew among residents as the immensity of the loss of black lives, partly through random shootings by ultra-rightwingers on Friday, came to the fore.Sowetan, Monday 14 March 1994IFP won’t take part in electionThe IFP will not contest next month’s election despite the “good progress” made at Friday’s meeting between the party and the ANC on whether or not to seek international mediation, IFP central committee members confirmed yesterday.Members Walter Felgate and Dr Ziba Jiyane said the party’s central committee meeting in Ulundi on Thursday had settled the election issue.“We have decided against participation in the election, and we have no intention of submitting any lists of candidates”, said Felgate, one of Chief Mangosuthu Buthelezi’s most trusted advisers.The Star, Monday 14 March 1994Bizarre stunt pulls crowds to festivalErmelo – Despite angry protests from animal lovers throughout the country, the controversial parachute jump by a horse from a helicopter took place at the weekend.However, it was not Jonti the seven-year-old blue roan in the flesh, but rather a realistic polystyrene reproduction that splattered as it hit the ground from about 400m.Amid cheers, a record audience roared cries of “Long live Jonti” as the live horse’s owner, Oubaas de Jager, proudly rode him around the arena.The announcement by the Wool Carnival Committee last week that Jonti, fitted with a specially designed parachute, would jump from a hovering helicopter, drew adverse reaction from animal lovers throughout the country.The Star, Monday 14 March 199415 MARCH 1994Edgy Bop awaits MandelaUneasy calm returned to Bophuthatswana yesterday with the South African Defence Force firmly in control of security while a general mopping-up operation began after a week of mayhem.Meanwhile, Mmabatho is abuzz with expectations as African National Congress president Mr Nelson Mandela and Professor Itumeleng Mosala, president of the Azanian People’s Organisation, address separate rallies in Mmabatho today.Sowetan, Tuesday 15 March 1994Mangope may sueKimberley – Deposed Bophuthatswana President Lucas Mangope said yesterday he still considered himself the legal leader of Bophuthatswana and was considering legal action against the South African government for removing him from power at the weekend.The Citizen, Tuesday 15 March 1994ET claims victory in BopAfrikaner Weerstandsbeweging (AWB) leader Eugene Terre’Blanche said yesterday his movement had scored a “brilliant victory” in Bophuthatswana, and his men who were ambushed while withdrawing from Mmabatho on Friday were heroes.Saying he was “terribly sorry the AWB members had no opportunity to stay [in the former homeland] and continue their work”, Mr Terre’Blanche told local and international newsmen at a media conference in Ventersdorp that what had happened in Bophuthatswana was a “resounding triumph for the AWB”.The Citizen, Tuesday 15 March 199416 MARCH 1994‘My nation, I greet you’ANC leader Nelson Mandela was yesterday given a hero’s welcome at Bophuthatswana’s Independence Stadium by 50 000 people.Mandela’s opening words, delivered in Tswana, drew thundersouls applause from the crowd: “My nation, I greet you.” Thousands of ANC posters were held aloft as the crowd roared its admiration.In his speech at the stadium, Mandela labelled the revolt which led to the fall of Lucas Mangope’s government as a “people’s uprising”, insisting it was the people, not the De Klerk government, that had toppled Mangope.The Star, Wednesday 16 March 1994New national flag unveiledPretoria – South Africa’s new national flag was unveiled yesterday.Designed by state herald Fred Brownell, the flag was accepted unanimously by the Transitional Executive Council (TEC). It will be raised officially after April’s election.While the new constituent assembly would be able to change the flag, all TEC delegates said they were satisfied with the six-colour design.TEC NP representative Roelf Meyer said the flag would “grow in the minds of South Africans”. It had a good chance of becoming SA’s final flag, he said.It was one of more than 7 000 designs submitted to multiparty negotiators last year. A TEC subcommittee of Meyer and ANC delegate Cyril Ramaphosa, in conjunction with the technical advisory committee, made the final recommendation.Ramaphosa said the flag’s colours would have meaning for everyone in SA.Brownell, who was also responsible for Namibia’s flag, said the colours had no specific meaning. “Symbolism, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder.”The TEC also accepted that Die Stem and Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrika would be used as SA’s interim national anthems.Business Day, Wednesday 16 March 1994Insurers struggle to provide cover as vehicle theft tops R3bn a yearNylstroom – Vehicle theft in SA had reached such proportions that insurance companies might soon be unable to provide theft cover as part of their usual motor policies, SA Insurance Association CEO Rodney Schneeberger said yesterday.Theft cover would have to be provided at a much higher premium, separate from other insurance, he said at an international vehicle theft conference.Delegates heard that vehicle theft had cost the SA economy more than R3.02-billion last year.Business Day, Wednesday 16 March 199417 MARCH 1994De Klerk warns RightState President De Klerk last night announced that the government had made a number of contingency plans to prevent the right wing from attempting to take over authority over towns as part of their resistance against the new constitution.Speaking in Pretoria last night after the weekly cabinet meeting, Mr De Klerk said it appeared that the Conservative Party and the Volksfront’s plan for mass action, starting on March 29, could include physical attempts to take control of some local authorities.The Citizen, Thursday 17 March 1994Ciskei agrees to pay out pensionsEast London – Ciskei’s government agreed yesterday to pay pension benefits to public servants who this week threatened “Bophuthatswana-style action” if their demands were not met.But it rejected their demands for an interim administrator for the territory as “a deliberate provocation which can only bring about instability and violence”, and warned against strikes.Business Day, Thursday 17 March 1994McDonald’s wins trademark warA local company owned by Chicken Licken franchise owner George Sombocos was yesterday found in contempt in a battle over the McDonald’s trademark.The move could herald the entry of the McDonald’s fast food chain into SA.Justice RW Nugent found yesterday in the Pretoria Supreme Court that Joburger’s Drive-Inn Restaurant, the compay owned by Sombocos, was in contempt of court. Its application to have McDonald’s trademarks expunged from the SA trademarks register was stayed, and it was ordered to pay costs as a mark of the court’s displeasure.In September McDonald’s obtained an interim interdict stopping the local company from infringing its trademarks pending the final outcome of Joburger’s application for the McDonald’s trademark to be removed from the register.Sombocos had since acquired an outlet in Point Head, Durban, called McDonald’s, and a contempt application was brought by McDonald’s in the US.Business Day, Thursday 17 March 199418 MARCH 1994SAP generals accusedTop South African Police generals – including the SAP’s number two men – are understood to be directly implicated by the Goldstone Commission in the supply of weapons to members of the Inkatha Freedom Party.Intelligence sources told The Star yesterday that an imminent commission report will accuse the generals of involvement in an arms-supply network and other violence related activities from 1990.The sources claim that the report on the Goldstone Commission’s investigation into, among other matters, arms smuggling and distribution, provides unprecedented evidence of the existence of “third force” activity within elements of the police.The Star, Friday 18 March 1994Ulundi talks postponedThe meeting between Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini and African National Congress president Mr Nelson Mandela in Ulundi today has been called off. This was confirmed by an ANC spokesman after fears were expressed earlier by the movement there might be an assassination attempt on Mandela.Addressing the KwaZulu Legislative Assembly, IFP president Chief Mangosuthu Buthelezi said he had arranged for extra South African Police in Ulundi on Friday, saying “only an insane person” would try to assassinate the ANC leader.If Mandela was killed “the whole country would go up in flames”, he said. Sowetan, Friday 18 March 1994Buthelezi beats the drum ever harderUlundi – About 100km from the KwaZulu capital, a solitary National Party election poster, bearing President De Klerk’s face, hangs crookedly on a telephone pole alongside the main road.It appears to be the only physical evidence anywhere near Ulundi that the country’s first ever multiracial election is only weeks away.At first glance it seems to be business as usual when you arrive in the dry, dusty capital dorp in rural KwaZulu.At the KwaZulu Legislative Assembly, however, it became evident yesterday that emotions are extremely high and the election is foremost in many minds.KwaZulu Chief Minister Mangosuthu Buthelezi opened this year’s sitting with probably his toughest speech yet. President De Klerk was accused of “double-crossing and deceit” in his handling of negotiations.Buthelezi warned that the conflict between the ANC and IFP had for some time been in danger of “being turned into a conflict which can only be ended in a fight right to the finish”.The Star, Friday 18 March 199419 MARCH 1994Tensions high as king urges UDIUlundi – Clouds of confrontation have begun to gather over KwaZulu, with King Goodwill Zwelithini suggesting yesterday that the region is on the point of a unilateral declaration of independence.It is evident that the atmosphere in the territory is extremely tense, and addresses by leaders have taken on an increasingly belligerent tone in recent days.Speaking here yesterday at a gathering of the king’s subjects – which was to have been addressed by ANC president Nelson Mandela – the Zulu king urged Zulus to defend their freedom and sovereignty “at all costs”.He added that such sovereignty would be denied by an election under the Interim Constitution.Weekend Star, Saturday 19 March 19943 SAP generals to be probedAn international task force will investigate allegations that deputy police commissioner, General Basie Smit, and another two top South African Police generals, Major-General Krappies Engelbrecht and Lieutenant-General Johan le Roux, have been involved in violence to destabilise the country.The announcement about a Goldstone Commission report on the alleged activities of a criminal network was made by State President De Klerk at a press conference in Pretoria last night.Mr De Klerk said the generals and other named police officers had been placed on immediate leave following allegations in the interim Goldstone Commission report that they, Inkatha Freedom Party officials and other SAP officers had been involved in a “horrible network of criminal activity”.The Citizen, Saturday 19 March 199420 MARCH 1994SA might have to send troops to NatalThe SA government might be compelled to use force if King Goodwill Zwelithini goes ahead with plans to annex KwaZulu/Natal as a Zulu kingdom.Leading constitutional expert Prof John Dugard said that if the Zulu monarch’s proclamation on Friday amounted to secession, then force might have to be used to maintain the sovereignty of the country.Dugard said King Zwelithini’s decision could also encourage white right-wingers to unilaterally declare independence and establish a Volkstaat, probably in the eastern Transvaal, which would make it easy for them to link up with KwaZulu/Natal.City Press, Sunday 20 March 1994Third force hunter is now the huntedA series of inconclusive inquiries into political violence by Major-General Krappies Engelbrecht will come under fresh scrutiny in the next fortnight by a team of international investigators appointed by President FW de Klerk.The Goldstone commission, which heard evidence that General Engelbrecht was one of three top generals implicated in “third force” activity, has a mass of new information to put before the investigators.This information is expected to throw a spotlight on the remarkable record of failure by the SA Police to resolve a series of cases of serious political violence.Sunday Times, Sunday 20 March 1994The story continued …1 – 6 March 19947 – 13 March 199414 – 20 March 199421 – 27 March 199428 March – 3 April 19944 – 10 April 199411 – 17 April 199418 – 24 April 199425 April – 1 May 19942 – 8 May 19949 – 11 May 1994Research, photos: Ndaba DlaminiWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? 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