Benton’s McWilliams wins state Mid-Amateur tournament

first_imgBenton’s Robby McWilliams won the 25th Louisiana Golf Association Mid-Amateur Championship at Southern Trace on Sunday.McWilliams, a four-time runner-up, shot a 4-under 68 in the final round, including a 33 on the back nine.He also shot 68s in the first two rounds and finished at 12 under, four shots better than runner-up Patrick Christovich of New Orleans. Christovich won the tournament four straight times from 2010-2013.McWilliams made only four bogeys in the tournament. He had 16 birdies and 34 pars.“It means a lot,” the 48-year-old McWilliams said in a report on the LGA’s website. “Coming in second place four times is a tough pill to swallow and it takes a lot to come out and do it some more. “I worked on my short game, and that was the difference between then and now. I hit it the same but it’s being able to get it up and down, making a few putts. It feels good. My goal was to have fun and enjoy the day, and I did that.”McWilliams has qualified for next month’s U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship at Stonewall Links in Elverson, Pa.Bossier City’s Jason Jenkins finished tied for 20th at 8 over.Mid-Amateur tournaments are limited to golfers 25 and over on the day the event starts.— Staff ReportsTop Expat InsuranceExpat Living in Hong Kong without Health Insurance?Top Expat Insurance|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Secret Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unblock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCelebsland.com9 Celebrity Before-And-After Plastic Surgery DisastersCelebsland.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPerfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?Perfect-Dating.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Trick Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unlock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAspireAbove.comRemember Abby from NCIS? Take A Deep Breath Before You See How She Looks NowAspireAbove.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more

Superheroes and superhumans

first_imgWGCA Sub-District Division preview – semi-final CARDINIA and Lang Lang have held steady at the top of the table this…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Kids’ art from the heart

first_imgBy Alana Mitchelson PAKENHAM Springs Primary School welcomed hundreds of visitors to its inaugural art expo. The school gym was…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Series shifts to Lilac City; Leafs make difference off the ice

first_imgGame three of the series goes Friday in Spokane followed by Game four Saturday, also in the Lilac City.Should the series need more games, Game five is scheduled for Monday back in Nelson with Game six in Spokane, Tuesday.A Game Seven would be played Wednesday in Nelson.Winning on and off the iceThe Nelson Leafs have been a leading example on and off the ice.On the heels of a highly successful Autism Awareness Campaign in February, the Leafs Hockey Club also stepped out to donate $1,000 to Nelson Friends of the Family prior to the opening faceoff of Game one Tuesday at the NDCC Arena.Leaf President Corey Viala made the presentation to Friends of Family Chairperson Briana Gaudreau, Board members Linda Homeniuk and Pat Dooley. Nelson Leafs are receiving outstanding leadership from team captain Jack Karran two games into the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoffs.The Grande Prairie native leads the with four points in two games, including a game-winning goal in Nelson’s 3-2 win on opening night of the post season.Karran’s teammate Cole Wyatt is tied for the Nelson scoring lead with one goal and three assists.Tulsen Fawcett and Shawn Campbell each have two points as Nelson opened a 2-0 lead over Spokane Braves in the best-of-seven Murdoch Division Semi Final.last_img read more

Both Galway teams win again in Celtic Challenge

first_imgCeltic Challenge U17 Hurling Tournament Galway North 3-18 South East Clare 1-16Galway North recorded their third win in a row in the Celtic Challenge U17 in Gort on Wednesday. A hat trick of goals from Barry Callanan and eleven points from Conor Fahey did much to set Galway North on their way, as did a spirited first half performance into the wind at the end of which they trailed by just two points.Sean Bleahene and Conor Newell shot the opening two points of the game for the Galway men, but South East Clare soon settled. Rian Considine, James McMahon with a goal, Diarmuid Ryan and Killian McDermott all hit the target to leave the Clare side 1-3 to 0-2 ahead on 7 minutes.Clare were beginning to dominate, but on 13 minutes Sean Bleahene fed Barry Callinan and the full forward found the net to give Galway North a real lift. By the end of the opening quarter South East Clare had built a 1-7 to 1-4 lead, but crucially Galway North outscored their opponents by 0-4 to 0-3 before the break with Conor Fahey shooting 3 of those points.Owen O’Hara with 2 frees and a delightful Rian Considine sideline cut accounted for the South East Clare scores though an interval lead of 1-10 to 1-8 looked scant from their perspective and so it proved in the early stages of the second half. By the 40th minute North Galway had built a 2-12 to 1-9 lead – Sean Coleman fed Barry Callanan for his second goal with Callanan, Conor Newell and Karl Conneely all adding good points.South East Clare to their credit and despite being set up defensively had the margin back to manageable proportions – 2-13 to 1-13 – on 48 minutes thanks to 2 Diarmuid Ryan frees and a neat Conor McMahon score.  But North Galway finished strongly and 4 Conor Fahey frees allied to a Pierce McDonagh score had the winners five ahead with time up before in the final play of the game a strong run by Martin Cullen finished when a pass to Barry Callanan and Callanan duly shot his hat trick goal to wrap up a 3-18 to 1-16 winGalway North: Ronan McDonagh (Turloughmore) Cillian Mannion (Ballygar) Darragh Daly (Athenry) Sean Lyons (Turloughmore) Cian O’Toole (Annaghdown) Sean Bleahene (Ahascragh-Fohenagh) 0-1 free  Jason Walsh (Annaghdown) Sylvester Zwierczyk (Ballygar) Martin Cullen (Athenry) Karl Conneely (Turloughmore) 0-1 Ger Flahive (Mountbellew-Moylough) Conor Fahey (Padraig Pearses) 0-11, 0-9 frees , Cathal Cooley (Abbeyknockmoy) Daniel Loftus (Turloughmore), Conor Newell (Sylane) 0-2 Pierce McDonagh (Ballygar) 0-1 Darren Collins (Athenry)  Darragh Glynn (Ahascragh-Fohenagh) Diarmuid Conway (Annaghdown) Cian Higgins (Sylane) Sean Keating (Mountbellew-Moylough) Colm Flaherty (Abbeyknockmoy) Sean Coleman (Athenry) Barry Callanan (Turloughmore) 3-2Galway City & West 3-21 Roscommon 2-6Galway City & West recorded their second win in the competition with a dominant display against Roscommon in Athenry last night.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

Men’s Tennis: Week Five Recaps

first_imgSundayTexas A&M-Corpus Christi 7, Oral Roberts 0DALLAS, Texas – Texas A&M-Corpus Christi swept Oral Roberts 7-0 Sunday to open Southland Conference play at the Seay Tennis Center. The Islanders clinched the doubles point and went on to win all six singles matches to secure their seventh straight victory of the season.  |  A&M-Corpus Christi Recap  |  ORU Recap Lamar 4, Prairie View 3BEAUMONT, Texas – It was a dominant display on Saturday at Thompson Family Tennis Center as Lamar picked up a thorough 7-0 victory over Prairie View A&M, securing a fourth consecutive victory.  |  Read More UIW 5, Texas-Pan American 2SAN ANTONIO, Texas – UIW picked up its fourth consecutive victory on Sunday afternoon with a 5-2 win over visiting Texas-Pan American at the Mabry Tennis Center.  |  Read More UIW 4, Midwestern State 3SAN ANTONIO, Texas – UIW picked up the doubles point and followed with wins at No. 1, 2 and 4 in singles to claim a 4-3 victory over visiting Midwestern State on Saturday at the Mabry Tennis Center.  |  Read More Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and Nicholls each defeated Oral Roberts in their Southland Conference openers. The Islanders claimed a 7-0 win Sunday, following the Colonels 6-1 win on Saturday. Lamar picked up wins on UTPA on Friday and Prairie View A&M on Saturday. UIW also beat the Broncs to go along with a victory against Midwestern State.center_img SaturdayNicholls 6, Oral Roberts 1MONROE, La.  – Nicholls opened Southland Conference play with a 6-1 victory over Oral Roberts on Saturday afternoon.  |  Nicholls Recap  |  ORU Recap Southern Miss 4, New Orleans 2NEW ORLEANS, La. – New Orleans fell 4-2 to Southern Miss Sunday at the University Tennis Center.  |  Read More FridayLamar 4, UTPA 3EDINBURG, Texas – Nikita Lis may have dropped his first match of the season on Friday, but the rest of the Cardinal lineup made up for it as the Lamar men’s tennis team earned a third consecutive victory, beating Texas-Pan American 4-3 at Orville Cox Tennis Center.  |  Read Morelast_img read more

The Agony and Ecstasy of Mike Daisey

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting david strom Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… The story of Mike Daisey and Foxconn’s labor practices is a story of our times: what is truth and what is fiction, how workers at a Chinese factory that supplies many tech products are treated, and how we as Americans should feel about the people who make our iThings and other tech toys. Daisey is the monologist of the widely popular stage play, “The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs” that just finished a second run at New York’s Public Theater, one of my favorite venues. In the show, he describes the state of the Foxconn factory that he visited several years ago: the employment of underage workers, their long hours, a worker who is maimed, guards at the gates and other details. Turns out he didn’t really observe much of this, and took liberties with the facts. This all came undone when Ira Glass, the producer of “This American Life” radio program put Daisey on one of his shows in January, at about the same time that various news reports appeared in the New York Times and elsewhere about Chinese tech labor abuses. Glass is one of my heroes: I have seen him live do a stage version of how he puts together his show, and I am an avid listener too. He was uncomfortable with Daisey’s portrayal and when one of radio colleagues who covers China raised red flags, he dug deeper. So deep that he ended up retracting much of what Daisey stated as “fact” in a radio show broadcast last week. I believe this is the first such time that Glass has done this in many years on the air and with producing hundreds of broadcasts. It is an extraordinary piece of radio.The hour-long broadcast is at times painful to listen to but shows the efforts that Glass and his staff had to go through to get at exactly what happened, and what is happening at Foxconn. Daisey squirms and evades direct questions. He posits that there are two levels of factual accuracy: one for journalists and one for the theater. He apologizes to Glass, but only for allowing his work to be aired on a news show, not for lying to his listeners. Daisey, on his blog, states in his defense about his monologue: “It uses a combination of fact, memoir, and dramatic license to tell its story, and I believe it does so with integrity….What I do is not journalism. The tools of the theater are not the same as the tools of journalism.”Well, let’s just say that I have a different definition of integrity than Daisey does. When I write my stories that you read, I try to make sure that I have accurate information ALL THE TIME. To me, my veracity is a non-renewable resource: once it is gone, you the reader aren’t coming back. The whole Daisey dust-up is doubly ironic, since one of his earlier monologues was called Truth. It follows the fictional and nonfictional stories of James Frey. Frey, you might remember, was outed on Oprah as making up many of the elements in his own memoirs (and from which our lead icon was taken).But no matter whether what is and isn’t true, there is a bigger issue, and one that Glass gets to in the waning moments of his broadcast last week. How do we, as consumers of tech, feel about using products that are produced from less than humane working conditions? A hundred years ago or so, American factories employed underage workers (you can see the fine documentary photos of Lewis Hine here that brought this practice to an end), long hours, and unsafe working conditions. It is as if, as Glass says, that we have exported this time capsule to China. Daisey’s efforts and other actual news reports have shed some light on these practices, that much is true. And eventually Foxconn was motivated to raise their workers’ salaries, as the Times reported here last month. But that could be because of increased competition, not increased compassion. In the meantime, if you have the time, listen to Glass’ program. And think about these issues the next time you buy your tech gear. center_img Related Posts Tags:#Analysis#Apple#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Alabama Begins Online Voluntary Disclosure and Nexus Submissions

first_imgBeginning October 1, 2018, Alabama will start accepting the following through online portals:voluntary disclosure agreement applications; andnexus questionnaires.For October, the Department of Revenue will accept both manual and electronic applications and questionnaires. However, during this transition period, the department strongly encourages online submissions. The online systems allow the department to process applications and questionnaires more quickly.Beginning November 1, 2018, the department will stop accepting manual applications and questionnaires.About the Voluntary Disclosure ProgramThe voluntary disclosure program allows businesses to comply with Alabama laws and limit their exposure for retroactive taxes and penalties. The program permits agreements for the following tax types:corporate income;pass-through entity income;financial institution excise;business privilege;state sales and use;state-administered local sales and use;rental;lodgings;utility privilege;mobile telecommunications service; andwithholding.About the Nexus QuestionnaireThe nexus questionnaire allows businesses to provide information to the department to determine whether they have a tax filing obligation.Where to Find the New Online PortalsThe voluntary disclosure agreement system will be available at www.VDA.revenue.alabama.gov.The nexus questionnaire will be available at www.nexus.revenue.alabama.gov.Where to Get More InformationTaxpayers can get more information from the Tax Policy and Governmental Affairs Division at [email protected] Release, Alabama Department of Revenue, September 18, 2018Login to read more tax news on CCH® AnswerConnect or CCH® Intelliconnect®.Not a subscriber? Sign up for a free trial or contact us for a representative.last_img read more

Easter Sunday bomb blasts kill more than 200 in Sri Lanka

first_img(AP) — Nine bombings of churches, luxury hotels and other sites on Easter Sunday killed more than 200 people and wounded hundreds more in Sri Lanka’s deadliest violence since a devastating civil war in the South Asian island nation ended a decade ago.Defense Minister Ruwan Wijewardena described the blasts as a terrorist attack by religious extremists, and police said 13 suspects were arrested, though there was no immediate claim of responsibility. Wijewardena said most of the bombings were believed to have been suicide attacks.The explosions — mostly in or around Colombo, the capital — collapsed ceilings and blew out windows, killing worshippers and hotel guests in one scene after another of smoke, soot, blood, broken glass, screams and wailing alarms. Victims were carried out of blood-spattered pews.“People were being dragged out,” said Bhanuka Harischandra, of Colombo, a 24-year-old founder of a tech marketing company who was going to the Shangri-La Hotel for a meeting when it was bombed. “People didn’t know what was going on. It was panic mode.”He added: “There was blood everywhere.”Most of those killed were Sri Lankans. But the three bombed hotels and one of the churches, St. Anthony’s Shrine, are frequented by foreign tourists, and Sri Lanka’s Foreign Ministry said the bodies of at least 27 foreigners from a variety of countries were recovered.The U.S. said “several” Americans were among the dead, while Britain, China, Japan and Portugal said they, too, lost citizens.The Sri Lankan government imposed a nationwide curfew from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. and blocked most social media including Facebook and YouTube, saying it needed to curtail the spread of false information and ease tension in the country of about 21 million people.Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said he feared the massacre could trigger instability in Sri Lanka, and he vowed to “vest all necessary powers with the defense forces” to take action against those responsible.The Archbishop of Colombo, Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith, called on Sri Lanka’s government to “mercilessly” punish those responsible “because only animals can behave like that.”Police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara said at least 207 people were killed and 450 wounded. He said police found a safe house and a van used by the attackers.The scale of the bloodshed recalled the worst days of Sri Lanka’s 26-year civil war, in which the Tamil Tigers, a rebel group from the ethnic Tamil minority, sought independence from the Buddhist-majority country. The Tamils are Hindu, Muslim and Christian.Sri Lanka, situated off the southern tip of India, is about 70 percent Buddhist. Scattered incidents of anti-Christian harassment have occurred in recent years, but nothing on the scale of what happened Sunday.There is also no history of violent Muslim militants in Sri Lanka. However, tensions have been running high more recently between hard-line Buddhist monks and Muslims.Two Muslim groups in Sri Lanka condemned the church attacks, as did countries around the world, and Pope Francis expressed condolences at the end of his traditional Easter Sunday blessing in Rome.“I want to express my loving closeness to the Christian community, targeted while they were gathered in prayer, and all the victims of such cruel violence,” Francis said.Six nearly simultaneous blasts took place in the morning at the shrine and the Cinnamon Grand, Shangri-La and Kingsbury hotels in Colombo, as well as at two churches outside Colombo, according to a Sri Lankan military spokesman, Brig. Sumith Atapattu.A few hours later, two more blasts occurred just outside Colombo, one of them at a guesthouse, where two people were killed, the other near an overpass, Atapattu said.Also, three police officers were killed during a search at a suspected safe house on the outskirts of Colombo when its occupants apparently detonated explosives to prevent arrest, authorities said.The Shangri-La’s second-floor restaurant was gutted, with the ceiling and windows blown out. Loose wires hung down and tables were overturned in the blackened space. From outside the police cordon, three bodies could be seen covered in white sheets.Foreign tourists hurriedly used their cellphones to text family and loved ones that they were OK. Visitors from around the world come to Sri Lanka to see elephants, tea plantations, ancient Buddhist monuments and other sights.“I had a sense that the country was turning the corner, and in particular those in the tourism industry were hopeful for the future,” said tourist Peter Kelson, a technology manager from Sydney. “Apart from the tragedy of the immediate victims of the bombings, I worry that these terrible events will set the country back significantly.”Locals who work in Sri Lanka’s vital tourism industry were shocked and upset by the bloodshed.“After so many years, we’ve started again,” said Gamini Francis, 56, a long-time hotel worker. “A lot of people are going to lose their jobs. 100% sure. It’s tragic. Crazy people killing innocent people.”Sri Lankan forces defeated the Tamil Tiger rebels in 2009, ending a civil war that took over 100,000 lives, with both sides accused of grave human rights violations.Harischandra, who witnessed the attack at the Shangri-La Hotel, said there was “a lot of tension” after the bombings, but added: “We’ve been through these kinds of situations before.”He said Sri Lankans are “an amazing bunch” and noted that his social media feed was flooded with photos of people standing in long lines to give blood.last_img read more

Instant Back to Work with Intel vPro Technology

first_imgMeanwhile – on the “admin console” you have a commandline interface to perform remediation tasks.   The instructions will guide you through steps to include SSH, Putty, network drivers, and Intel AMT related drivers.   Using this framework, the administrator has a commandline interface that can operate unbeknownst to the user.   You could map a drive from the remote client to a valid fileshare to transfer files.   You could start an anti-virusmalware scan as noted in the documentation and image below.   (Putty window is the commandline.   The scan.log was transferred from the remote client to a fileshare and then opened on the admin screen) Background information:  Intel vPro Technology provides the capability to deliver a bootable ISO image to a client, commonly referred to as IDE-Redirection.   That bootable ISO image could do a number of items including a WinPE-based temporary work environment with network connectivity and associated utilities.Customers who have experimented with IDE-Redirection may have noticed a few challenges as summarized below.Determining “what” should be delivered via IDE-RedirectionDelivering a large ISO image via IDE-Redirection may have undesirable latencies.Network drivers are missing from the bootable ISO image.   This is especially common with newer generation Intel vPro Technology platforms if the base image of the bootable ISO has not been updated.The ability to integrate with remote client once the ISO image loads (of course, if you have KVM Remote Control on newer Intel vPro Technology systems, this is less of an issue).It would be REALLY nice if the end-user could still “use” the system while the administratortechnician performs remediation activities.Customers want a single out-of-the-box solution that meets every need  (reality check here – some customization will be required as everyone has their own requirements or preferences… but if a solid and extensible framework is provided, that often meets the need)Take a look at “Instant Back to Work” – http://communities.intel.com/docs/DOC-19012The document and resources provided at the download will guide you through the steps to create your own ISO image.   A number of utilities and other downloads will be referenced.   “Instant Back to Work” is a solution reference – meaning that it shows how the solution can be created while also allowing you to further customize if desired.The solution reference includes a number of Intel vPro Technology Use Case Reference Designs (UCRDs).One that you’ll find very hand is the 2-stage IDE-Redirection boot referencedlinked in the documentation.   When the final ISO image is generated, it will be ~400MB in size.   The trick is to send a smaller boot-strap or “trigger” ISO image to the client and then load the large ISO.   The large ISO can be local to the remote client harddrive, at a UNC path within the next, or even from a URL.Another handy UCRD is the Remote ISO Launcher (RIL).   If you are testing Intel vPro Technology and do not have support software to start an IDE-Redirect or Serial-over-LAN session, RIL is a nice reference tool.   More information including link for download is inside the “Instant Back to Work” PDF.The documentation will point you to ISO Builder and driver downloads for LAN and MEI.   These will provide the latestgreatest versions to allow network connectivity and interactions from the WinPE on the remote client.What will the end state look like?When the ISO image is loaded on the “end-user” system, it will look similar to the image below.   Basically – you have a web browser with proxy settings in place to communicate to web-enabled applications.   For example – if you have email with web-based interface (Outlook WebAccess, Google, etc), then you are able to login and use it.   Incidentally, during the ISO build process a default URL is specified.   In addition, you can open up other browser tabs as shown in the example. The remediation activity may take several minutes… but that doesn’t mean the user is totally shutdown from using the system.   Hence the name – “Instant Back to Work”Give it a try.   Post comments to let us know what you think.center_img What if you could deliver a temporary work environment to a user while running a virus scan or other utilities in the background?Check out the following demo with more information provided belowDouble-click to launch in YouTube*.last_img read more