Related TopicsCarlos CarrascoEdinson VolquezIndiansRoyals Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE. CLEVELAND – The Indians are back at it tonight, a day after a twin bill with the Detroit Tigers in which they took game one by a score of 7-2, and then fell in game two by a 9-2 count. Tonight they host the AL Central leading Kansas City Royals, whose magic number to clinch the AL Central is 11 games in the first of a four-game set. Matchup: Indians (70-71) vs Kansas City Royals (84-58) 7:10 at Progressive Field – Game #142 Home Game #65Pitchers: Indians – Carlos Carrasco (12-10, 3.70) vs Royals – Edinson Volquez (13-7, 3.49)Media: TV – SportsTime Ohio Radio – WTAM, WMMS, IRN6:39pm – Here’s tonight’s Indians lineup: Kipnis DH Lindor 6 Brantley 7 Santana 3 Chisenhall 9 Gomes 2 Almonte 8 Urshela 5 Ramirez 4 7:12pm – Well that started fast, Carrasco gives up a solo HR to Alex Gordon to start the game to give KC a 1-0 lead.7:23pm – Jason Kipnis ties it at one in the first with his 8th HR of the season, a bomb to right center off Volquez, came on a 1-2 pitch.7:38pm – Carrasco strikes out two in the second as the Royals go 1-2-3 with the game tied at one apiece. 8:00pm – Michael Brantley gets rung up looking on a pitch that clearly looked out of the zone by home plate ump Jeff Nelson. Brantley looked back and gave some lip after the call rightfully so. 8:03pm – Two on with two outs in the third following a walk for Lonnie Chisenhall.8:04pm – Chisenhall hits a double to right, Alex Rios gets a great bounce, and then Ben Zobrist for whatever reason didn’t throw out Chisenhall who was hesitant to go from first to second. Ruled a double and the Indians get a run to make it 2-1. 8:22pm – The Indians get another Mario Coin as Gio Urshela goes deep for the 6th time this year on a 1-1 pitch to the bleachers in left center to make it a 3-1 Tribe lead. It’s the 20th RBI for Gio on the season. Volquez had allowed just 12 HR’s in 175.1 innings entering tonight’s game, and has allowed two HR’s to Indians batters in 3.1 innings. 8:41pm – Indians have a shot to put some serious distance between them and the Royals right now, as they have the bases loaded with no outs in the 5th with Chisenhall back at the plate8:45pm – Sac fly by Chisnehall gives him two RBI on the night and scores Francisco Lindor to make it a 4-1 Indians lead with one out in the 5th.9:11pm – Carrasco gets out of a jam in the 6th, allowing a hit and a couple walks, but getting a ground out to end the frame.9:27pm – The official line on Indians starter Carlos Carrasco, 6 innings, 5 hits, 1 ER 2 BB 9 K, 82 pitches, 56 strikes. A much better start than his last in which he went just 2.2 innings in a 7-4 loss to the White Sox on September 8th.9:33pm – Urshela makes a nice play but his throw pulls Santana off the bag at first as the Royals push one across to make it a 4-2 game with two outs in the 7th. Gio made a nice scoop on the slow roller, but his throw was just a bit off target.9:36pm – Ben Zobrist with a dribbler down the third base line and this time Urshela doesn’t even try to make a throw. Another Royals run comes across and it’s now a 4-3 game with two on and two out in the 7th. 9:52pm – Chisenhall with a big RBI gets a run back for the Tribe with one out in the 7th, a single to right that scores Brantley to make it 5-3, and then two more Mario Coins as Yan Gomes double to right center to clear the bases to put the Indians safely back in the lead at 7-3.10:10pm – 10,356 the announced attendance here at Progressive Field tonight. 10:16pm – Francisco Lindor hits one that appears to be a homer, but as of this moment it’s called a triple on the field – bit they will review it – looks like a homer. A run scored no matter, and the Indians lead it 8-3 in the 8th. 10:18pm – a 50 second review goes against the Tribe, and it’s ruled a triple, the second of the year for the guy that looks to be gaining steam as the possible AL Rookie of the Year.10:32pm – That’s the ball game, a 3:21 affair in which Carlos Carrasco pushes his record to 13-10 on the season and the Tribe is now 71-71 on the season, and will have a shot to get over .500 Tuesday night in game two vs the Royals. Matt Loede
FRISCO, Texas – New Orleans freshman guard Randi Brown has been named Southland Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, the league office announced Sunday. Each school’s sports information director nominates and votes for the players of the week, though is not permitted to vote for his or her own player. Brown found her grove to end the season, starting with tying a career-high in the home finale against Southeastern on Thursday. Brown went for another 30 points, a mark she accomplished first against the same Lady Lions two weeks earlier. Brown grabbed five rebounds, four steals, and three assists in Thursday’s game. On Saturday, Brown turned it up in the second half against Northwestern State. With the Privateers trailing by as many as 10, Brown went to work going 6-for-8 from the field in the final 20 minutes of play and scoring 15 points to help New Orleans close the season on a four-game winning streak. Brown scored 159 points (26.5 per game) over the final six games and the Privateers were 5-1 in that stretch. Honorable mention this week goes to Houston Baptist senior forward Erin McGarrachan, Lamar junior guard Addesha Collins and Stephen F. Austin senior center Porsha Roberts. To receive honorable mention, a player must receive votes from 25 percent of the Southland women’s basketball sports information directors.
After a hugely successful Test Drive Event in Letterkenny, Connolly’s Audi Sligo is gearing up for an exciting new year for 191.With the release of several models both new and existing the 2019 Audi range promises to be one that won’t disappoint. The second-generation Audi Q3 arriving in showrooms in late November boasts unparalleled style, versatility and space for enhanced comfort.The all new Audi Q8 which is the newest edition to the Audi range combines the best of both worlds: the elegance of a four-door luxury coupe with the practical versatility of a large SUV. The Audi Q8 is a confident companion for both business and leisure featuring S Line as standard is now available in our showrooms for test drives.Next, the Audi A1 second generation due in Showroom in December offers cutting edge infotainment systems, new driver assistance systems for more safety and comfort. Lastly but certainly not least the most anticipated model release of the year – the Audi A6 is now sporty and elegant in design.Featuring the latest technologies such as HD Matrix LED headlights providing optimum road lighting, 400 customisable functions and 4 choices of suspension.The eight generation A6 is creating innovations with vision, enhancing comfort, and setting new standards in the luxury class. To learn more about any of the cars above or to arrange a test drive call out sales in on 071 9115333 or visit Connollys.ie. Connolly’s Audi gear up for exciting 2019 after successful Letterkenny test-drive was last modified: October 23rd, 2018 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Connolly’s AudiletterkennyTEST DRIVE
Share This!It’s that time of year again when theme parks roll out their holiday decorations to celebrate the season in their own magical ways. Whether you’re a fan of the mouse or the boy who lived, there is something for everyone this holiday season when it comes to décor in the parks. Today we’re going to take you on a tour through Epcot as we explore some of the elements that make Holidays Around the World one of the grandest, joyous celebrations of the holidays in Orlando.One of the newer offerings this season is the Cookie Nook, located inside the former Odyssey building. As the name implies, you can find a wide selection of scrumptious Christmas cookies to pair with local brews that have a holiday flair to them. Having grown up in Titusville, I must recommend the Playalinda Brewing Company’s Sparkling Christmas Coffee Blonde, which emits a robust coffee flavor for a lighter beer. Holiday gifts are also available for purchase at this location. The American AdventureIf you’re looking for a traditional holiday meal, slide on over to the American Holiday Table in the American Adventure. Here you’ll find traditional favorites such as turkey with stuffing, mashed potatoes, green beans, and a cranberry sauce, along with hot chocolates, and of course eggnog. I decided to try JDub’s Season’s Greetings Peppermint Milk Stout, which surprisingly was a tasty choice. Feast of the Three KingsA new offering this year is the Feast of the Three Kings, which celebrates the journey of the Three Kings as they followed the star to Bethlehem to find the Christ child. As the day winds down, I always take time to enjoy my favorite part of the holiday season: the decorations. JDub’s Season’s Greetings Peppermint Milk StoutWhile you’re in the area, stop by and visit with Santa so you can tell him that you’re all set on socks this year. Befana, the Italian Christmas WitchOne of my absolute favorite parts of Holidays Around the World are the storytellers that share the traditions of each nation. This year I happened upon La Befana, the Christmas witch from Italy whom, according to legend, delivers gifts to children on the Eve of Epiphany. Now I see where the inspiration for the lyrics “Jump in bed and cover your head” come from. That concludes our holiday tour around Epcot. Check back soon as we visit the other parks and special holiday décor around Orlando’s theme parks! Saint Nicholas gives an important lesson on one of my favorite Christmas traditions: mistletoe. Bearing gifts, they traversed far… Saint NicholasWhat would an Epcot festival be without merchandise? From event-specific shirts, ornaments, and mugs to hand-made ornaments, there is something to fit under everyone’s tree this holiday season. AlsaceAs with every festival showcased in Epcot, food booths are located in all of the usual places around World Showcase. The individual foods are themed to the holiday celebrations of the respective nations.
18 September 2009South Africa’s Mpumalanga province is to partner with neighbouring countries Mozambique and Swaziland to create a wild, scenic, cross-border tourism magnet in south-eastern Africa.Mpumalanga, Swaziland and Mozambican tourism authorities have agreed to pool their resources, and collectively package their tourism products, to draw more international tourists not only to South Africa but to its southern African neighbours as well.Announcing the deal in White River, Mpumalanga on Wednesday, Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency CEO Charles Ndabeni said the idea was to enable visitors “to have breakfast in Mpumalanga, lunch in Mbabane, Swaziland, and supper in Mozambique”.Ndabeni said a memorandum of understanding would be signed in November to seal the deal, after a “few outstanding issues have been ironed out”.The three tourism authorities plan to collaborate in developing a regional brand identity, as well as in regional destination marketing campaigns, tourism airlift strategies, research and information management, tourism product development, and 2010 Fifa World Cup initiatives.Ndabeni said the partnership might expand in the future to include South Africa’s northern Limpopo province, Angola and Zimbabwe.Of the 924-million people who toured the world in 2008, 498-million visited Europe, while only 45-million visited Africa. Ndabeni said the partnership aimed to change this.“We [want] to start packaging our key iconic areas so that we are not looking at ourselves in isolation from the big picture, which is that Africa as a continent is harvesting less than 2 percent of global tourism, and this needs to change,” he said.Mpumalanga province is a major South African tourism drawcard, covering nearly 80 000 square kilometres and offering spectacular scenic beauty and an abundance of wildlife in both private game reserves and the world-famous Kruger National Park.Mpumalanga – which translates loosely “the place where the sun rises” – also provides a microcosm of Ndebele and Swazi culture, history and heritage.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material
As South Africa’s grade 12s gear up for their final exams, Brand South Africa, iSchool Africa and the Department of Basic Education have intensified their call for South Africans to help improve the chances of underprivileged learners. Generations actress Sophie Ndaba champions the School of 2010 initiative. Click arrow to play video. Published on SouthAfrica.info on 1 October 2010. Source: Fly the Flag Fridays
Siyabonga Vilikazi (centre) (17) fromZitikeni High School scooped the competition prize, with 16-year-old Khotofo Takgafela (right) from Diepsloot Combined Schoolcoming second, and Phumzilema Mathuthu (left), also 16, from Rabasotho High School, thirdIn partnership with the Dell Development Fund and Tata Consultancy Services, the Change the World organisation hosted its second ICT and IT Boot Camp competition for high school students on Saturday 21 June, with top students from schools around Tembisa and Diepsloot participating.“This is really to give them a chance to create something beautiful on their own and really get a taste of what it’s like to be a programmer and to get more into IT and consider it as a career option,” explained Jonathan Novotny, co-founder and programme director at the Change the World Trust.The organisation offers IT and ICT training workshops to school pupils in Tembisa Alexandra, Olivenhoutbosch , Zandspruit and Diepsloot to help the pupils improve their IT skills to successfully join the modern world of work.“I think it’s exciting for them to start with nothing and finish with a project that has some of their own characteristics and carries some of their own interests.”Pupils from Rabasotho Combined School, Diepsloot Combined School and Zithikini High School gathered at the Wings of Life Centre in Diepsloot to compete for the grand prize of an RCT Android Tablet valued at just under R2 000.“They’re all 10th and 11th graders; we don’t take any matric students into the Boot Camp because we don’t want to interfere with their preparations for the exams coming up at the end of the year,” said Natalie Emery, co-founder of the Trust.“We do however we involve most senior students who we feel have a passion and desire to learn IT in our programmes.”TOP OF THE CLASSThe competition challenged pupils to build a static three-page website using the HTML/CSS coding language they had been taught during their courses.“They’re very confident,” Emery said; “I’ve had a variety of responses; some of them feel that it’s very complicated and others feel that maybe it’s too easy.“They’ve had quite a few classes with our trainers so I’m sure they all know what’s going on. What I’ve seen from them so far makes me feel that we’re doing the right things.”The Change the World courses cover basic computer operation, programmes such as Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel and more advanced subjects such as HTML/CSS coding and programming.Siyabonga Vilikazi (17) fromZitikeni High School scooped the competition prize, with 16-year-old Khotofo Takgafela fromDiepsloot Combined Schoolcoming second, and Phumzilema Mathuthu, also 16, from Rabasotho High School, third.A confident Vilikazi said, “I’ve always been interested in computers and how they work and I wanted to learn more about IT, so when I was told at school that we were going to be trained in the use of computers and IT I was very excited.“Winning this competition has encouraged me to pursue a career in IT.“If it wasn’t for Change the World and this boot camp I wouldn’t have known that I’m capable of making my own website. It has opened my eyes.”Marlin Madondo, head of donor relations and marketing for Change the World, said the organisation’s students have taken to programming and “some of them say they are really considering careers in the IT industry”.The learners were given the task of creating a static three-page website using laptops and the HTML/CSS coding knowledge they had acquired from the workshops that the organisation had been running at their schools during previous monthsTHE CHANGE THE WORLD INTERN PROGRAMME“If you look at the world the way it is, technology is the way forward. So what we’re trying to do is spark an interest in IT amongst young students and hopefully impart these skills … and give them that initial footing they can use to go on and pursue these careers,” Madondo said.In light of this, Change the World encourages some students to join the organisation as trainers. Once the students complete the courses they are encouraged to “give back” by enrolling in intern programmes where they are deployed to training centres. The best-performing interns can opt to join the organisation as full-time trainers.“We can’t just preach employment without trying to create some ourselves,” explained Madondo; “We hope to expand more and as we do so it will allow us to take on more of the talented youngsters that come through our programmes.“Right now we’re operating in two provinces; the Eastern Cape and Gauteng, but we’re looking to spread into Limpopo, the Western Cape, the North West and Mpumalanga and maybe, to a certain extent, reach out beyond our borders to places like Malawi, Mozambique or Zimbabwe.“But for us, as long as we see the value in what we’re doing our growth will be organic.”PLAY YOUR PARTTo get involved or learn more about Change the World visit the organisation’s website, email [email protected], or call 27 (0)71 5333 656 or +27 (0)11 455 2282.
India coach Ravi Shastri on Monday said “sky is the limit” for skipper Virat Kohli after his match-winning 104 against Sri Lanka in the first Test here.”He is a fabulous player. The sky is the limit for him,” Shastri told reporters on the sidelines of a programme in the city after India played out a draw against the Lankans.The hosts came close to winning the match after reducing the tourists to 75/7 in the second innings on the fifth and final day at the Eden Gardens.India set Sri Lanka a target of 231 after Kohli led from the front with an unbeaten 104 off 119 balls that included 12 fours and two sixes after initial jitters.It was Kohli’s 50th international hundred — 18th in Tests, 11th as skipper, and the first at the hallowed ground.He was also the fastest to get to 50 hundreds in all formats of the game combined. In the second innings, India declared for 352/8. In the first innings, Sri Lanka posted 294 in reply’s to India’s 172.Following up, Bhuvneshwar Kumar (4/8) and Mohammed Shami (2/34) bowled superbly to drag the islanders to the cusp of defeat before bad light stopped play and honours were shared.Asked about the display of his bowlers, Shastri said: “The coach is very happy.”India take on Sri Lanka in the second Test in Nagpur from Friday.