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MiHoYo reportedly discloses Genshin Impact players phone numbers

first_imgMiHoYo reportedly discloses Genshin Impact players phone numbersUpdate: The studio said they took “immediate action to fix the problem,” which should now be resolvedMarie DealessandriAcademy WriterTuesday 10th November 2020Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareOriginal story: MiHoYo’s Genshin Impact has reportedly been leaking its players’ mobile phone numbers as part of its password recovery process.A Reddit user reported that when trying to recover the password associated with their MiHoYo account by asking to be sent a code on their phone, their number would be fully displayed. Such information is usually partially censored for security reasons.That means that anyone knowing your username could have access to your phone number by going through the password recovery process. This didn’t seem to impact all players, but several users were affected in various territories in Asia, Europe and North America. In an update to their Reddit post, the user pointed out that the issue had now been resolved for them, with their phone number now being hidden when going through the process again. They called for MiHoYo to implement two factor authentication to better protect users and recommended Genshin Impact players to unlink their phone numbers for the time being.The issue didn’t seem to impact being sent a recovery code via email, with the address in this case being correctly censored. The problem was already mentioned in another Reddit thread last month, but it didn’t get much traction then. GamesIndustry.biz has reached out to MiHoYo for comment.Related JobsSenior QA Engineer Gaming Studio Baltic Region UK & Europe Big PlanetLead Game Programmer – Quebec Province Quebec Big PlanetSenior Build Engineer – AAA Studio – Yorkshire UK & Europe Big PlanetDiscover more jobs in games It’s not the first time MiHoYo is criticised for breaching users’ privacy. A day after Genshin Impact released, PC players expressed concerns as the game’s anti-cheat program would always run in the background even after exiting the game or uninstalling it. MiHoYo then fixed the issue very quickly and apologised for any inconvenience caused.Update: In a statement provided to GamesIndustry.biz, MiHoYo said they took “immediate action to fix the problem,” which should now be resolved for all users.”[The] team has already noticed the systematic issue which might accidentally reveal users’ phone number,” the statement read. “[The] team took immediate action to fix the problem, and so far the issue should be resolved now.”Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Daily Update and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesDeveloper wins against Grand Theft Auto DMCA takedownTake-Two loses claim to reversed-engineered source made by fansBy Danielle Partis 3 hours agoFirst-party Ubisoft titles will now be branded as ”Ubisoft Originals”Change was made alongside the announcement of new Tom Clancy titleBy Danielle Partis YesterdayLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img read more

China to fund PR coaches

first_imgAN AGREEMENT signed in Islamabad on May 11 should see 40 coaches of a new design delivered to Pakistan Railways from China by the end of 2002. Under the US$100m funding package, a further 135 coaches are to be assembled in Pakistan to the same design with Chinese technical assistance.The deal was announced jointly by Pakistan’s Minister for Communications & Railways, Lieutenant-General (rtd) Javed Ashraf Qazi, and President of China Technology Corp Chen Wei Gin. China Machinery Import & Export Corp is supplying the coaches, which will raise capacity and comfort on long distance trains.The purchase forms part of PR’s short-term rehabilitation plan that could also see China supply 69 locomotives under a similar deal now being negotiated. Another agreement would provide US$44m in soft loans to fund the plan, which includes the procurement of 300 wagons, and renewal of 300 km of track and communications cables laid on trunk routes.CAPTION: During a recent visit to Pakistan, Moroccan Transport Minister Abdelsalam Znined was invited by his Pakistani counterpart Lt-Gen (rtd) Javed Ashraf Qazi to inaugurate a new rake of refurbished inter-city coaches on PR’s Rawalpindi – Lahore servicelast_img read more

GOODS VALUED AT THOUSANDS STOLEN FROM FARMHOUSE WHILE OWNER STILL INSIDE – CORSOCK

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedIn Police are appealing for information following a housebreaking at a farmhouse on the B794 road near to Corsock, Castle Douglas.Between 2330 hours on Thursday 2 June and 0100 hours on Friday 3 June 2016 entry was forced to the house by two men who stole various items of property, including a number of war medals, gold watches and antiques.   Detective Sergeant Graeme Robertson, Dumfries CID, is appealing for information.  He said:“I believe that whoever broke into this house knew what they were looking for – that is the medals, watches and antiques.“The monetary value of the items stolen has not been established yet but we believe it runs into thousands of pounds.“Thankfully the householder, a woman, who was in the house at the time, was not injured but she is very upset by what has happened.“The men responsible are described as being well spoken, Scottish accents, average height and build and wearing dark clothing.  One of the men was wearing a balaclava and gloves.“Due to the rural location of the house and the items taken, we  believe that the two men would have had to have the use of a car.  It is also entirely possible that they may have been in the area before the break in ‘casing’ the house so I would ask anyone who may have witnessed any suspicious behaviour around the area during this time, or anyone who may have been offered these items for sale, to contact police.”Anyone with any information that can assist the ongoing investigation is urged to contact the CID at Dumfries Police Office via 101 or alternatively, Crime stoppers on 0800 555 111.last_img read more

Great Weekend for Minor Baseball in Heritage City

first_imgThe Heritage City was a beehive of activity as Nelson Minor Baseball hosted the West Kootenay Major and Rookie Playoffs this past weekend.Trail Orioles defeated the Nelson Angels 9-5 in the tournament final to capture the West Kootenay title.The Angels, which managed to defeat the Orioles during the preliminary round, had a chance to make it two straight in the final but failed with the bases loaded.Nelson Angels opened the tournament with wins over Castlegar Stingers and Trail to advance to the final.“(This was) truly an honor for Nelson to host this tournament as the hosting rights go to the previous year’s champion,” said Nelson Minor Baseball board member Griffin Augustin, adding the tournament attracted 11 teams and close to 125 players during the weekend.The other Nelson teams entered in the tournament had the Giants losing two games to strong squads from Castlegar and Trail while the Nelson Cardinals lost out after being eliminated from the double-knockout tournament by Trail Padres.The Cardinals opened the tournament with a close 10-7 loss to the Beaver Valley Jays Friday. Saturday the Cards edged Castlegar 9-8 before dropping the heartbreaker to the Padres.“The tournament was success as a whole with very competitive games throughout,” Augustin said.“The feedback we received from all visiting was positive and complimentary.”More than 25 games were played at Lions and Queen Elizabeth Parks as well as the Lakeside Ball Diamonds.Teams from Beaver Valley, Castlegar and Trail joined host Nelson for the weekend event.Augustin said the sport in Nelson has grown over the past few years with more than 150 players registering in the Heritage City.“The town is producing some great baseball players at all levels,” he said.“This year we have two kids from Nelson that have made the Trail All-star team —12-year-old Koa Wintraub and 11-year-old Brady Augustin.“These two players are destined for four tournaments in the US and Canada including the nine days of provincials in Victoria.Augustin said there are also six to eight players from Nelson trying out for a Castlegar tournament team.last_img read more

Baseball: Feb. 28 Scoreboard

first_imgDallas Carroll paced the Utes at the plate, batting 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run. Two more Jackrabbit runs in the top of the fourth pushed the lead to two at 6-4, a lead that stood until the bottom of the fifth when both Thornell and Boxwell blasted solo home runs one batter apart as the duo each notched their first round trippers of the year to tie the game at 6-6 after five. The ninth-inning rally started with the Lions down to their final strike. Southeastern scored its first run in fourth. Daniel Midyett singled up the middle to lead off the inning. After a pair of groundouts to Wildcat starting pitcher Matt Portland advanced Midyett to third, the junior from Shreveport, Louisiana, scored on Hoffman’s RBI single to center. Stijn van der Meer sparked the sixth inning rally with a leadoff double and took third on a wild pitch just after a Bronc pitching change. Provost drew a one-out walk, and advanced to second on a single from McDowell, that scored van der Meer. One batter later, Reed Seeley drew a five-pitch walk that loaded the bases for Nash, who notched a RBI on a hit by pitch. Texas-Pan American 11, Lamar 8EDINBURG, Texas – Bullpen woes hurt the Lamar baseball team again on Saturday when the Cards surrendered a seven-run sixth inning that helped the Broncs win the series on a 11-8 victory at the Edinburg Baseball Stadium in non-conference action. Jeffrey Stovall followed Oller’s lead from the first game by going nine innings, allowing one run and striking out eight in the second game. Stovall allowed a first-ininng run before he, Chase Hymel (4 1-3 innings), Brandon Smith (1 inning) and Brandon Stane (1 2-3 innings) blanked the Pioneers (0-3) the rest of the way. Southeastern La. 6, Northwestern 4 Southeastern La. 4, Northwestern 3HAMMOND, La. – Senior third baseman Brett Hoffman was a combined 5-for-8 with five RBIs Saturday at Pat Kenelly Diamond at Alumni Field as Southeastern Louisiana swept a doubleheader from from Northwestern University by scores of 6-4 and 4-3. Hoffman was 3-for-4 with three RBIs in game one, driving in a pair with a fourth-inning single. Williams was 2-for-3 with two RBIs and a run scored. Carr scored a pair of runs. Officially 1-for-1 at the plate, the senior from Chandler, Arizona, drew a pair of walks. In the opener, Daughdrill’s home run and Oller’s pitching performance – which included 4 2-3 innings of no-hit ball to start the game – helped secure the Demons’ first series win of the season.Nearly five hours later, Daughdrill’s base hit made sure the Demons’ mentality was rewarded. Jayson Rose (0-2) took the loss, surrendering three runs (two earned) on four hits with eight strikeouts. The Aggies (1-9) responded in the bottom half of the inning with a 2-run single from Brent Hermanussen that tied the game at 7-7 and would send it to extra frames. After the Gonzalez’s single, Cawthon was replaced by Derek Wade, who uncorked two wild pitches to let the last run of the inning cross. Hoover collected three hits, a run and an RBI.  Woosley had two hits, two RBI and a run scored while Morris, Hoffman and Ethan McGill (Penn Valley, CA/Nevada Union HS) all had two hits and an RBI apiece. The series finale is scheduled for noon on Sunday. The Cardinals are expected to start right-hander Will Hibbs (1-0, 4.82), and will be opposed by Robert Quinonez (0-0, 4.15). Ryan Byers, a sophomore outfielder from Ponchatoula, Louisiana, smacked a 2-2 pitch into center to drive in Menard and Seward with the tying and winning runs. Kirkham forced Logan Landon to fly out to shallow right field to keep the runner from advancing, but walked Jacob Huckabay on four-straight balls in the next plate appearance. He fell behind 3-1 to the next batter, Victor Garcia, and was replaced by Ryan Cawthon. Hunter Simmons paced Utah offensively, batting 1-for-2 with an RBI. Lamar answered with two in top of the second on a RBI single from Sullivan, scored McDowell, and an error off of the bat of Joe Arechiga, scored Nash. Right fielder Travis Lee had his 14-game hitting streak snapped in the second game of the doubleheader. He was one of the four Kats to have a hit in the first game but couldn’t manage one in the second. Lee reached on a walk and scored a run. McNeese tacked on an insurance run in the bottom of the seventh when Gallier knocked in a run on a single to left to give the Cowboys a 4-0 lead. After the Jackrabbits added a run in the top half of the third, SFA responded once again. Loading the bases thanks to a single from Fikes and a pair of walks, O’Neill then connected on a single up the middle, scoring Fikes from third. That was followed by a single to right from Soriano, scoring Kyle Thornell as the `Jacks tied the game at 4-4 after three. Left Grant Borne (0-1) took the loss despite an admirable performance. Borne allowed two unearned runs through six innings on the mound, while fanning nine batters. Joe Glidewell (1-0) picked up the win, allowing two runs, one earned, on three hits in six innings. Three pitchers combined to hold the Huskies scoreless over the final three innings. SFA only had a runner in scoring position three times in game one as starter Dillon Mangham took the loss, allowing nine runs (four earned) on 10 hits with three strikeouts over 3.2 innings, throwing 102 pitches. Matthew Dickey and Conner Fikes each logged a pair of hits for the `Jacks with four others finishing the total. “It’s always good to sweep somebody,” Daughdrill said. “We talked about before the game about not being satisfied with just a series win, go out and sweep somebody. It’s always good, especially in this fashion. We had a bunch of walkoff wins last year in this same kind of fashion. It’s always good when you can finally have a big win like that.” Senior outfielder Andrew Guillotte delivered a solid performance at the plate, batting 4-for-5 along with an RBI and two runs scored. Perhaps, his most impressive highlight came in the eighth inning when he stole two bags on his way to taking sole possession of fourth place in the all-time stolen bases category passing Jason Alleman with 62 career swipes. UTSA looked to make a comeback in the eighth inning using back-to-back RBI plays to cut the lead to a two run scored but were unable to capitalize any further. Second baseman Jacob Williams, a senior from Hobart, Louisiana, slapped a single through the left side of the drawn-in infield, driving in both Seward and Crites for the lead. Southeastern La. 6, Northwestern 4 Southeastern La. 4, Northwestern 3McNeese State 4, UTSA 3Stephen F. Austin 8, South Dakota State 7Nicholls 3, Utah 1Utah 2, Nicholls 1Northwestern State 4, Sacred Heart 0Northwestern State 2, Sacred Heart 1 (16 innings)Arkansas State 13, Houston Baptist 2Arkansas State 2, Houston Baptist 1La.-Monroe 6, Sam Houston State 0La.-Monroe 7, Sam Houston State 5Missouri State 10, Central Arkansas 1New Mexico State 8, UIW 7Texas-Pan American 11, Lamar 8Middle Tennessee 15, New Orleans 2 In the opener, Oller fired a complete-game shutout, scattering three hits on 93 pitches. The second game of the day proved to be much more entertaining for both sides as South Dakota State once again raced out to an early 3-0 lead thanks to a trio of runs in the second inning. SFA responded in the bottom half of the inning, beginning with an RBI single from Anthony Soriano, scoring Dan O’Neill. With the bases loaded, Garrett McMullen hit into a double play, but he was able to bring Tyler Boxwell home from third in the process, cutting the deficit to 3-2. Angelle lasted three innings and surrendered four runs (three earned) on six hits and two walks. He was relieved by Love in the fourth inning who allowed the one run, the batter hit in the sixth, on no hits and two walks. Kirkham was tagged with the loss. After Texas-Pan American, the Cardinals return home for a four-game home stand that features Prairie View A&M and the open of conference play with Northwestern State. Starting pitcher Bryce Kingsley used 7.0 innings of excellent work to help secure the series and pick up his second win on the season.  He gave up just one run on five hits and a walk while fanning five batters in the process. McNeese improved to 8-4 overall on the season and have now won four straight contests and six of the last 10 games. UTSA fell to 6-4 after being swept for the first time this season. MSU out-hit UCA 14-4 and took advantage of a pair of UCA errors.  “I just wanted to get a pitch up in the zone that I could lift into the outfield,” said Daughdrill, who went 6-for-11 with a home run and four RBIs in the doubleheader sweep. “I didn’t really care if it was a hit or not. I just wanted to get that run in so we could go to the house.” Mac Sceroler (2-0) pitched the final three innings for the win, allowing one run on two hits. The freshman from Denham Springs, Louisiana, fanned three and did not walk a batter. Reliever Joe Schindler (1-1) was saddled with the loss. Kevin Carr was hit by a pitch with one out and Southeastern head coach Matt Riser sent Jacob Seward in to run. After Carson Crites singled up the middle on a hit-and-run, Wildcat catcher Scott Heelan attempted to pick Seward off second base. The throw sailed into center field allowing both Seward and Crites to move up 90 feet. Jarred Greene picked up his first win of the season for SFA, pitching 2.0 innings and allowing just one run on one hit and a pair of strikeouts. Starter Grant Page lasted 3.0 innings, giving up six runs (five earned) on eight hits with a strikeout. Travis Stone also registered 1.0 inning, allowing one hit with no runs and a pair of strikeouts as well. The Bearkats were shut out, 6-0, in game one and fell 7-5 in game two. Starting pitchers Andrew Godail and Sam Odom were both credited with losses in the two games, dropping each of their records to 0-2. Second baseman Kennon Menard battled to a full count before he was hit by a two-out pitch. Seward, who finished the second game 3-for-3 at the plate, doubled to right center on a two-strike pitch. Brown walked Cole Loncar on four-straight balls, and was pulled for Brandon Kirkham, making his first appearance this season. Kirkham promptly hit Jesus Garcia to load the bases with no outs. All three base runners moved up a bag on a wild pitch. – Return to top – The series finale will be played Sunday at 11 a.m. In the first contest the Colonels (6-3-1) took an early lead after a Christian Correa double sent Justin Holt in for the score. A Marc Frazier two-run blast in the sixth put Nicholls up 3-0. The Utes (2-9) chipped in a run in the seventh, but would come no closer as the Colonels secured the victory. Schrimpf went 1-for-3 with a grand slam and totaled five RBIs on the day, while Brown went 3-for-4 with an RBI and scored three times. Lucas Feddersen drove in a run and scored three, and Tanner Ring went 2-for-5 with a home run. White drove in a pair of runs for ASU. Five different Cowboys turned in multi-hit performances including junior Billy Sommers with three hits and Connor Crane, James Cantu and Matt Gallier with two hits each. Frazier led the Colonels offensively with a 2-for-4 night and a run scored. Holt also finished 2-for-4. South Dakota State answered with a solo home run of its own in the top half of the sixth, taking the lead once again at 7-6. SFA finally claimed its first lead of the game in the bottom half of the inning thanks to a two-RBI single from O’Neill to left, scoring Fikes and Dickey as the `Jacks took the lead 8-7. In game two, the Utes took advantage of a Colonel error, scoring two unearned runs in the opening frame. Tanner Vandevere grounded out to the shortstop in the sixth, allowing Frazier to come home, but neither team would score for the remainder of the contest and Utah escaped with the win. Tyler Zuber (2-0) picked up the win for ASU, shutting the Huskies out on four hits with four strikeouts in six innings. Coulton Lee earned his first save, giving up an unearned run on two hits in three innings. The Privateers then got a 1-2-3 inning on the mound from Daniel Martinez in the top of the fifth. New Orleans then led off the bottom half of the same frame with a Ryan Calloway single. A pair of hit batters loaded the bases with two outs. However, Will Small induced a ground out to end the Privateers threat. For the remaining members of the 416 fans who showed up Saturday, they saw the final act one batter after Webster, as Daughdrill fell behind in the count before drilling a long walkoff single into the right-center field alley. Up next for the Lumberjacks is a trip to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and a date with second-ranked LSU on Tuesday, March 3rd for a 6:30 p.m. opening pitch at Alex Box Stadium. The `Jacks then return home to open up the 2015 Southland Conference schedule, facing Central Arkansas in a three-game series March 6-8 at Jaycees Field. From there, Middle Tennessee poured an eight-run inning to run their lead to 14-2. The Blue Raiders had six extra base hits (three doubles, three home runs) in the win. Eight of the nine Middle Tennessee starters collected a hit in the win. Sophomore Collin Kober earned the first of two saves on the day after coming into the game in relief during the ninth inning. He allowed just one hits and prevented any runs from scoring. The Pokes took a three run lead over UTSA following RBI hits from Guillotte, Sommers in the second inning and Crane in the fourth frame. The Demons managed to keep the Pioneers off the board despite Sacred Heart putting the leadoff runner on base in the final four innings. Stane (1-0) got out of the last two jams thanks to a pair of 6-4-3 double plays started by Joel Atkinson and turned by David Fry. Despite the two different approaches, Northwestern State came away with a doubleheader sweep of the visiting Pioneers when Chase Daughdrill smacked a walkoff single to right center field to give the Demons a 2-1, 16-inning victory in the nightcap. Weather permitting Nicholls and Utah will square off at noon on Sunday for the series finale. The game was originally scheduled for 1 p.m., but was moved up in an attempt to avoid incoming storms. Sunday’s contest will be broadcast live on KTIB 640 AM. “I’m proud of our guys for sweeping and for hanging in there that last game,” third-year head coach Lane Burroughs said. “Our pitching was really, really good this weekend. Thirty-four innings we played against that club, and they scored two runs. Our pitchers were phenomenal.” After falling behind 6-0 through the first three frames, the Privateers scratched the scoreboard for the first time on the day. After Preston Marsh led off the inning with a single, Sam Carriere drove in the first run with a double. Matt Rykaczewski followed with an RBI single while getting his first collegiate start. However, Sacred Heart’s Robbie Maguire and relievers James Cooksey (6 2-3 innings) and Alex Perry (2 innings) combined to keep the Demons (5-6) off the scoreboard from the fourth inning until the decisive 16th inning. The Kats jumped out to a 3-0 lead and had a 4-2 lead going to the bottom of the fifth inning. ULM scored three runs in the bottom of the fifth to take a 5-4 lead. – Return to top – Fry ignited the game-winning rally with a leadoff single before being sacrificed to second by Bret Underwood. Cort Brinson singled to shallow center, allowing Fry to scamper to third base. “Offensively, we battled,” Burroughs said. “I saw some things tonight I’ve never seen before. We have the go-ahead run at second base in the 16th inning, get a single to center and can’t score. Then we hit one back to the pitcher, and he misses it. You’re sitting there saying, ‘I think I’m seeing it all.’” The Huskies return to action against third-ranked Houston Tuesday at 6:35 p.m. at Cougar Field, before returning home to host McNeese State in the Southland Conference opening series Friday through Sunday at Husky Field. Huckabay followed with a double to left center and pushed across Landon. Two batters later, Loredo lined a two-out single through the left side that scored Huckabay, but Cardinal starter Chase Angelle forced the next batter, Scott Mercer, to line out. UCA (3-3) got a run in the top of the third inning when junior center fielder Tyler Langley singled up the middle, went to third on a failed pickoff attempt and scored on Braxton Phillips’ ground out. It was all Missouri State after that. The Demons return to action Tuesday when they host ULM at 6:30 p.m. NSU will head to Lafayette to face UL Lafayette on Wednesday before beginning Southland Conference play at Lamar next weekend. In the second game, senior third baseman Curtis Jones went 2-for-4, while junior second baseman Greg Espinosa singled and scored. Junior rightfielder Austin Saenz doubled for the Huskies (5-6). UCA starter Andrew Kemmerer went four innings, allowing just 1 earned run, walking 5 and striking out 2. Josh Markel allowed 4 runs in 3 innings. Little went right for the Lumberjacks in game one against South Dakota State as the Jackrabbits scored three times each in the first, third and fourth innings to race out to a 9-0 lead. SDSU would score three more runs over the sixth and seventh innings and kept SFA off the scoreboard through the duration as the `Jacks scattered eight hits on the day. Correa led Nicholls offensively, going 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored. Frazier was 1-for-3 with two RBIs and a run. Kevin Santana followed Nash with a two-bagger into left field that scored both Cardinals. After a pitching change, Tyler Sullivan was walked, and both he a Santana moved up a bag on a wild pitch. Joe Arechiga notched his third run batted in of the season on a single up the middle. The two clubs went back-and-fourth in the first two inning and were tied on the outset of the third. In the second game, Northwestern scored three unearned runs in the first and the Lions spent the rest of the game trying to draw even. In the first game, Jones went 1-for-2 with a run for the Huskies, and senior centerfielder Zach Nehrir went 2-for-4 with a double and drove in two runs. The Broncs tied the game at 2-2 the bottom half of the frame on a single up the middle by Loncar that pushed across Scott Mercer. Williams had given Southeastern the lead, 4-3, back in the sixth when he stole home as part of a designed pickoff play, but Northwestern scored a run in its half of the eighth to tie the game. The Cowboys pounded out 16 hits and four runs in game one of Saturday’s doubleheader that served as enough to clinch the series against the Roadrunners. Kade Granier (2-0), a freshman from Destrahan, Louisiana, tossed a perfect ninth to earn the win. Kyle Cedotal did not factor in the decision, but was stellar on the mound in a starting role. The junior from Denham Springs allowed three unearned runs on four hits in his eight innings of work. He walked one and fanned seven. The 4-7 slots in the lineup proved to be a thorn in the Jackrabbits’ side in the nightcap, going a combined 7-for-13 with all seven RBIs and five runs scored. Soriano went 3-for-4 with a pair of RBIs as O’Neill posted a 2-for-3 night with three runs batted in. Dickey also had a pair of hits in game two, finishing 2-for-5 with a double and a run scored. Small picked up the win after throwing 1.2 innings and retiring five of six batters faced. Three relievers combined to allow just three hits in 4.2 frames of work. Dustin Delgado, Brad Jarreau, Jared Allen, and Jake Ingold each had three RBIs. The Privateers will close the series Sunday with a first pitch set for 1 p.m.  The Cardinals and Aggies will face off in the rubber game of the series on Sunday at 2:05 p.m. Godail, the senior left-hander, pitched seven innings and allowed five runs on eight hits. He struck out nine batters and issued just one walk. ULM’s game-one starter Alex Hermeling tossed a four-hit complete-game shutout with four strikeouts. Odom lasted just 4 1/3 innings and allowed five runs on five hits while the Warhawk starter Brandon Bell pitched seven strong innings and picked up the win. The Pokes’ offensive performance was a showcase during the doubleheader as they delivered 26 hits through both games along with eight runs and three stolen bases. Below is a recap from both of Saturday’s games: Senior Brandon Hammerly (1-2) took the loss for HBU, allowing two runs, one earned, on eight hits in five innings. Junior Andrew Alvarez and senior Josh Martinez each worked two scoreless innings. Dalton Carroll (1-2) earned the win, surrendering just one run through eight innings with six strikeouts. Hunter Rodriguez registered his first save of the season, throwing two scoreless innings and fanning three Nicholls batters. – Return to top – Righty Ryan Deemes (2-0) earned the win, tossing seven innings and allowing one run on four hits with eight strikeouts. Stuart Holmes picked up his fourth save of the season, allowing just one hit and fanning one batter in relief. GAME ONE – McNeese State 4, UTSA 2 – Return to top – Langley went 2 for 3 as the only UCA play with multiple hits. MSU right fielder Blake Graham finished 4 for 5 with 3 runs batted in and 4 runs scored, while first baseman Justin Paulsen was 3 for 4. Five MSU players had multiple hits. CJ Moore, who led off the fourth with a full-count walk, scored the run in the fourth on a sacrifice fly by Cutter McDowell. Moore advanced to third base on Provost’s single through the left side. Stephen F. Austin 8, South Dakota State 7NACOGDOCHES, Texas – Stephen F. Austin split the Saturday double header to win its first series of the 2015 season, taking two out of three against South Dakota State at Jaycees Field. The Lumberjacks suffered a 12-0 pummeling in game one, but rebounded to rally past the Jackrabbits in game two, taking an 8-7 decision. UTPA (7-4) opened the bottom of the sixth inning with an 8-4 deficit, but forced Lamar (6-4) to go through five pitchers to get three outs but not before they allowed six runs to cross the plate. Brandon Love, who entered the game in the fourth, started the inning by plunking Isaac Gonzalez, and was replaced by Brett Brown. La.-Monroe 6, Sam Houston State 0La.-Monroe 7, Sam Houston State 5MONROE, La. — The Sam Houston State baseball team’s weekend struggles continued with a doubleheader sweep at the hands of Louisiana-Monroe Saturday at Warhawk Field. McNeese State 4, UTSA 3LAKE CHARLES, La. – The McNeese State baseball team completed a weekend sweep over UTSA in doubleheader action on Saturday as the Cowboys clinch the series during the first game in a 4-2 win before having to fight their way back from a two run deficit and sweep the Roadrunners, 4-3. Nicholls 3, Utah 1Utah 2, Nicholls 1THIBODAUX, La. – The Nicholls State University baseball team took a 3-1 victory in game one of Saturday’s doubleheader with Utah at Ray E. Didier Field, before falling 2-1 in game two. The Cardinals used runs in the third, fourth and sixth innings to grab an 8-4 lead. Carr scored the Lions’ second run, singling through the right side to open up the sixth. With one out, he scored all the way from first on Hoffman’s double to right center. Johnson led the Aggies with four hits and two runs.  Derek Umphres collected four RBI for the game, including a three-run homerun in the bottom of the third inning. Billy Conard got the win for New Mexico State going six innings in relief of Matt Loeffler.  He surrendered seven hits, three runs and three walks while striking out seven. Rykaczewski went 2-for-4 with an RBI in his first collegiate start. Jonathan Coco also registered a multi-hit game, going 2-for-3 at the plate. The Privateers collected 10 hits on the day. New Orleans used six pitchers on the game. C.J. Webster then nubbed a bouncer back to pitcher Dan Wertz (0-1), who could not field the ball cleanly loading the bases. The Cardinals totaled 13 hits, seven runs and committed three errors and the Aggies finished with 13 hits, eight runs and four errors. UTPA starter Ryan Jackson only worked 2.2 innings and gave up five runs (four earned) on six hits and a walk. The last three pitchers of the game for UTPA locked down the Cardinal offense with three inning worked and only two hits allowed. New Mexico State 8, UIW 7LAS CRUCES, NEW MEXICO – The University of the Incarnate Word baseball team dropped a 12-inning game, 8-7 against New Mexico State on Saturday. The Cardinals (5-7) found themselves down 5-4 in the eighth inning, but took the lead 7-5 with RBI singles from Blake Woosley (Corvallis, OR/Philomath HS), Matt Morris (Scottsdale, AZ/Saguaro HS) and Jesse Hoover (Marion/Marion HS). SFA now improves to 4-8 on the season, taking its first series of the 2015 season. The Lumberjacks improved to 3-4 at Jaycees Field and are now 3-2 in one-run games on the year as Wiedenfeld has picked up the save in all three victories. Arkansas State 13, Houston Baptist 2Arkansas State 2, Houston Baptist 1HOUSTON, Texas – Arkansas State claimed a 13-2 victory in the first game, then held HBU off for a 2-1 win in the second game to sweep the doubleheader and the three-game non-conference baseball series Saturday afternoon at Husky Field. Junior Matthew McCollough (2-1) took the loss, allowing nine runs on seven hits in two innings. Senior Ross Kennell shut ASU out on one hit in five innings of relief. – Return to top – Cawthon’s first pitch was a ball which scored one run and kept the bases loaded. He struck out Edgar Cordon, but gave up a two-out single up middle to Manny Loredo that scored two Broncs and tie the game. Scott Mercer was walked to load the bases again, and Gonzalez singled to left field to score two more. Southeastern (8-4) scored a pair of runs in its final trip to the plate of both games to provide the final margin of victory, walking off in the ninth inning of the finale. Northwestern (1-9) blew three-run leads in both games. – Return to top – Senior catcher Brandon Provost led off the Lamar third frame with a first-pitch double in that bounced off of the left field wall. Two batters later, Jake Nash singled to left field and Provost was held up to put runners on first and third bases with just one out. The Lions rallied for a pair of runs in the eighth inning, breaking open a tie game. The bottom of the third inning was just as crucial as the Broncs made a charge to tie the game for a third time, but fell one run short in the frame. Landon, who sparked Friday’s rally, opened the frame with a single through the left side. Both McDowell and Santana drove in two runs on the day on one hit and also scored a run. Provost, Nash, Sullivan and van der Meer all had two hits in the contest, and Provost and Nash each scored runs. The teams meet in the series finale at 10 a.m. Sunday. Ty White went 2-for-5 and scored a run for the Red Wolves (7-3), while Jeremy Brown homered and Joe Schrimpf had the other RBI. The first run of the game scored on a Lamar error just after a single to left field from Huckabay. Landon scored on the play after a single the play before and was held at third on Huckabay’s single, but the cutoff throw was bobbled by van der Meer. – Return to top – That set up an impressive performance from the Lumberjack bullpen over the final three innings as Austin Smith and Tyler Wiedenfeld held the Jackrabbits to just one hit and no runs, striking out four in the process. Smith pitched the seventh with Wiedenfeld pitching the eighth and ninth to earn the six-out save, his third of the season. The nightcap, however, was a different story. McNeese will be back in action on Tuesday, March 3 when it travels to take on Sam Houston State in a non-conference tilt in Huntsville. First pitch is slated to begin at 6:30 p.m. A four-run seventh inning put the game out of reach and MSU added an insurance run in the eighth. – Return to top – Missouri State 10, Central Arkansas 1NATCHITOCHES, La. _ The University of Central Arkansas Bears scored first on Saturday but Missouri State reeled off 10 consecutive runs to take a 10-1 victory in non-conference action at Northwestern State’s Brown-Stroud Field. Shortstop Miles Manning was 3-for-5 with two runs scored and one RBI after he went 2-for-2 in the second game. First baseman Spence Rahm was the only other SHSU player to have more than one hit. After three scoreless extra innings, the Aggies finally pushed the winning run across the plate for a walk-off win, their first win of the season. Aaron Duran got on first base with one out on a hit by pitch, advanced to second on a single by Daniel Johnson, and later scored the winning run on a Michael Paulson single to right field. – Return to top – The Cardinals pitching staff took a hit in the extra-inning loss.  UIW used nine pitchers and Austin Hoffman (Goodyear, AZ/Millenium HS) got tagged with the loss. John Shull (San Antonio/Churchill HS), Tyler Miller (Conroe/Oak Ridge HS) and Adam Hunter (Yoakum/Yoakum HS) combined for 6.1 scoreless innings of relief. Northwestern State 4, Sacred Heart 0Northwestern State 2, Sacred Heart 1 (16 innings)NATCHITOCHES, La. – In the opening game of Saturday’s doubleheader at Brown-Stroud Field, Josh Oller was coolly efficient, making quick work of visiting Sacred Heart. Middle Tennessee 15, New Orleans 2NEW ORLEANS, La. – The New Orleans Privateers baseball team (4-7) squandered a middle inning opportunity at the plate, then gave up an eight-run sixth inning in a 15-2 loss to the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (7-1) on Saturday at the Lakefront Arena. – Return to top – – Return to top –last_img

Spencer/Columbus’ Hunter Luepke earns spot on medal stand at state Individual Wrestling tournament

first_imgBy Paul LeckerSports Reporter MADISON – Spencer/Columbus Catholic sophomore Hunter Luepke dropped his quarterfinal match but came back with a win in the consolation bracket on Friday afternoon to guarantee a spot on the medal stand at the 2016 WIAA State Individual Wrestling Tournament at the Kohl Center.Luepke lost 3-2 to Tomahawk’s Kaleb Kaminski (44-1) in a Division 2 182-pound quarterfinal early Thursday afternoon.Luepke used an escape 19 seconds into the third period to pull to within a point but couldn’t get a takedown of the Tomahawk senior at the end.It was the third time this season Kaminski beat Luepke, all by a total of five points.Luepke (41-6) responded with a 7-1 win over Jon Litersky (36-8) of Ashland in a consolation bracket match to advance to the consolation semifinals. He will face the loser of tonight’s semifinal between Trent Smith (40-2) of St. Croix Central and Matt Blome (44-2) of Mount Horeb on Saturday morning. The winner of consolation semifinal wrestles for third place with the loser going into the fifth-place match later Saturday afternoon.The top six in each divisional weight class earns a state medal.Spencer/Columbus’ Austin Post was eliminated from the state tournament on Thursday with a preliminary round loss at 132 pounds.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)2016 WIAA State Individual Wrestling ChampionshipsFeb. 25-27, Kohl Center, MadisonFriday, Feb. 26 7 p.m. – Semifinals, all divisionsSaturday, Feb. 2711 a.m. – Consolation wrestlebacks, all divisions; followed by fifth-place and third-place matches in all divisions6 p.m. – Championship matches, all divisionsSpencer/Columbus matches (Saturday)182 pounds: Division 2 consolation semifinal, Hunter Luepke (41-6) vs. TBA, approximately 12:15 p.m.last_img read more

Little Foot brought to life on the stage

first_img26 June 2012One of South Africa’s most famous hominins, Little Foot from the Cradle of Humankind world heritage site, has been incarnated in a play that has travelled around the UK – and is now headed for Grahamstown and Johannesburg.The play of the same name as our three-million-year-old ancestor, written by South African playwright Craig Higginson, was commissioned by the National Theatre in London for its 2012 Connections Festival, an initiative to showcase youth theatre groups across the UK.Higginson is one of 10 writers from around the world participating in the festival.Little Foot was staged at the National Theatre in London on 21 June, and by numerous youth groups from Edinburgh in Scotland to Bristol in southwest England between April and May.South African productionsThe National Theatre agreed to let Johannesburg’s Market Theatre, in association with the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, stage a play of their own, which will be an extended version of the original production.It will run at the National Arts Festival from 6 to 8 July and at the Market Theatre from 13 July to 19 August.The Cradle of Humankind, where many of the world’s earliest fossils have been found, serves as the focal point of the play as the audience is taken down into the Sterkfontein caves where Little Foot was found.“Out of sheer coincidence, the production will be released at the same time that Little Foot’s remains will finally be freed from the rock,” says the Market Theatre’s marketing manager, Lusanda Zokufa.“It has taken 13 years to extract the hominin’s calcified bones, using brushes and dentists’ drills.”Travelling back to where we all beganThe play uses the caves as the backdrop against which the story plays out. It features a group of university students who are having a reunion a year after they last saw each other, on New Year’s Eve.What begins as a practical joke on one of the students, Wizard, soon turns serious and seemingly tragic. “As the students delve deeper into the caves – and we travel ever deeper into their psyches and their shared histories – a chorus of ancient hominins steps through the walls of the caves,” Zokufa says.Ancient Greek and South African mythology are also drawn on throughout Little Foot to portray modern relationships. “Not only does the audience come to a deeper understanding of their common ancestry, but the play powerfully illustrates how the best and worst of us has its roots in the ancient past.”The Grahamstown and Johannesburg production of Little Foot is directed by Malcolm Purkey, who has collaborated with Higginson on plays originally produced by the Market Theatre, Dream of the Dog and The Girl in the Yellow Dress.Neil Coppen, 2011 Standard Bank Young Artist of the Year for theatre, contributed his skills as designer of the production. Screens will be used to create different spaces and surfaces, in addition to being used for video projections and shadow puppetry.“In both content and form, this promises to be a unique piece of storytelling that will redefine the boundaries of contemporary South African theatre,” says Zokufa.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Ubuntu comes to the Big Apple

first_imgThe diversity of Suth African culture brings life to Carnegie Hall’s august stage.• Using the arts to build an inclusive South Africa • Shifting perspectives: a history of Shifty Records • Songbird Abigail Kubeka remembers songs for Mandela • McGregor’s music captures the African village • Films explore urban African tapestry Staff writerIt has been 20 years since South Africans of all colours queued for hours to cast the first democratic vote in the country’s history. At home, South Africans are building a noisy, questing identity built on the promise of an admired constitution. Internationally, there is still the perception that South Africa is the nation that apartheid built, a collection of colours divided into different tribes stumbling towards a future as one nation.A month-long festival of music and art hosted by New York City’s Carnegie Hall hopes to unpack the reality of South Africa today, through celebrating its music and the role of the arts in building a nation based on common values. Ubuntu: Music and Arts of South Africa Ubuntu, opening on 10 October, has a focus on the music, film and art created during the Struggle to end apartheid and in the infancy of democracy.Ubuntu is the community-minded philosophy that guides traditional South African society. At heart, it means “I am because you are”. Taking this as its cue, the festival celebrates the hope that is South Africa, the humanity and compassion of its people. The eclectic line-up includes pianist and composer Abdullah Ibrahim, who explains that ubuntu is a concept of humanity beyond borders. “Music always played an integral part of the Struggle; apartheid was not just a South African problem but a struggle of humanity. We had to use culture and music to put a humane face on our struggle.”Clive Gillinson, Carnegie’s artistic director, was inspired to create the festival by South Africa’s diversity and the cultural life that grew out of it. He wanted to honour more than the larger-than-life history of performers like Ibrahim, Hugh Masekela, and Miriam Makeba. He wanted to include the lesser-known stories. “The country’s landscape continues to evolve, and this makes for fascinating explorations through the arts. It is a nation with a dynamic, often surprising culture like no other and now, a seemingly endless array of vocal talent from every corner of the country.” Hannes Coetzee and David Kramer bring the magic of goema.This is underlined by trumpeter and composer Masekela, who says: “There is a deep abyss of content that needs to be seen. There is no society that has as much wealth, culturally and musically. This African heritage makes me feel like I come from major wealth.”Carnegie’s director of artistic planning, South African-born Jeremy Geffen, believes that this festival will give audiences outside the country a balanced insight into the art being created by South Africans. “An outside curatorial voice gave us an opportunity to shape something. Right now there is so much effort in South Africa in giving voice to people who didn’t have it. If we had left this in the hands of South Africans, they would have gone much more even-handedly through to make sure that everyone was given a shot.” Diverse cultureDedicated to Nelson Mandela, the Ubuntu Festival celebrates the various musical traditions that have taken root and grown in South Africa’s rich soil. It begins at the iconic Carnegie Hall with Twenty Years of Freedom, a programme celebrating South African democracy. On the bill is Masekela and singer Vusi Mahlasela, joined by special guests Paul Simon, long a friend of South African music, and Dave Matthews, who went to school in the country.Also on the programme are the powerful spirituality and ecstasy of Zulu maskandi music; music from the Cape, including a Cape Malay choir and folk musicians from remote regions of the Karoo; and two thrilling generations of jazz artists. Pretty Yende and Elza van den Heever, critically acclaimed sopranos, will make their New York City debuts.Ibrahim will perform solo to celebrate his 80th birthday before leading a master class for young jazz musicians at the Weill Music Institute. Kesivan Naidoo, a drummer, composer and heir to Ibrahim’s legacy, will also make his New York City debut with his band, Kesivan and the Lights. The future of South African jazz, Kesivan Pillay makes his New York City debut.>The festival will extend beyond Carnegie Hall, with performances and events planned for other prestigious partner organisations. The programme will include visual art, film and dance, as well as panel discussions on significant cultural issues featuring leading social and political voices. Artist and filmmaker William Kentridge will host an evening of his short films with live musical accompaniment.Violinist Daniel Hope will curate a music theatre production entitled A Distant Drum, joining forces with his father, pre-eminent South African writer Christopher Hope, for the Carnegie Hall-commissioned work on the life of short story writer and journalist Nat Nakasa, the brilliant, impassioned spirit of his generation who left apartheid South Africa in the 1960s for New York City, where he died in exile at the age of 28. His remains were repatriated earlier this year.Gillinson says: “It’s such an unbelievably diverse nation with so many different cultures, we just thought it was a really good time to bring together that real kaleidoscope of what the country is.”Ubuntu: Music and Arts of South Africa runs from 10 October to 5 November.last_img read more

Checkpoint Introduces Dual Integrated RF-RFID Labels

first_imgDrug Stores, Apparel, Hard Goods Retailers Get Full Range of Merchandise Availability Benefits Using Existing EAS InfrastructureCheckpoint Systems, Inc. a global supplier of merchandise availability solutions for the retail industry, has announced patent-pending dual RF-RFID labels that incorporate UCODE 7 chips from NXP.The new loss prevention technology helps retailers protect health/beauty/cosmetics categories, hard goods and apparel merchandise using their current electronic article surveillance (EAS) infrastructures — while at the same time delivering radio-frequency identification (RFID) benefits in inventory cycle counting and merchandise management for omni-channel fulfillment and auto replenishment.- Sponsor – The technology solution requires less power for increased read and write sensitivity — providing faster performance in reading and encoding. It also provides greater broadband width, which enables improved functionality internationally, where the frequencies of readers’ RF signals vary from region to region. This means that regardless of the point of manufacture or destination location, the UCODE 7 will perform reliably.UNO labels were specifically developed to provide a more affordable upgrade path, allowing retailers currently utilizing EAS protection to transition to RFID by providing the option to apply it to certain merchandise categories and still leverage the EAS infrastructure they already have at stores.In fact, the first Checkpoint health & beauty retail customer has already begun implementing UNO labels with great success improving its inventory visibility and reducing out-of-stocks. This retailer stated that because of the accurate inventory visibility with this new technology, it has now reduced its inventory counts and still improved out-of-stock metrics. A majority of Checkpoint EAS pedestals are already easily upgradeable with an available RFID kit.“Most retailers have already begun moving or are already planning for RFID implementations in the near future,” said Uwe Sydon, Senior Vice President of Innovation, Checkpoint. “But many are wary of the migration path. UNO can be used immediately to simultaneously support loss prevention and merchandise visibility rather than having to switch labels and then upgrade later. This provides a straightforward, cost-effective path to RFID, eliminating the time and costs associated with starting from scratch.”“With Checkpoint Systems leadership in EAS we see this as an excellent strategy and opportunity to drive increased RAIN RFID adoption throughout the global retail space,” said Suresh Palliparambil, Director of Sales, NXP Semiconductors. “This unique approach of combining the technologies in UNO resolves a retailer’s challenges of loss prevention and inventory management with one integrated solution, utilizing the EAS/RFID system expertise from Checkpoint and leading IC technology from NXP.” Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

Rodwell has competition for Roma

first_imgJack Rodwell isn’t the only free agent undergoing medical tests with Roma, as Marcel Buchel is also ‘auditioning’ for a contract. The Giallorossi are in the middle of an injury crisis, with long-term problems for Lorenzo Pellegrini, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Amadou Diawara, Bryan Cristante and Davide Zappacosta. There is above all a lack of midfielders, so the club is going back on the market for free agents who can sign immediately rather than wait for the January transfer window. It has already been reported that English player Rodwell is in Rome for medical tests, but it seems he is not the only one. According to Il Messaggero newspaper, Liechtenstein international Buchel is also in the Italian Capital for a series of medicals. Coach Paulo Fonseca will decide over the next few days whether to sign one or both of these midfielders. Unlike Rodwell, Buchel spent practically his entire career in Italy with Siena, Cremonese, Juventus, Lanciano, Bologna, Verona and Empoli. He has 66 Serie A appearances under his belt, plus 80 in Serie B and 24 at Serie C level. Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/last_img read more