Taylor Helps Southampton Sink Pierson

first_img Ishanti Gumbs plants herself before pulling back to shoot. Southampton senior Ishanti Gumbs moves around Pierson’s Brooke Esposito. Share Grace Perello attempts to hold back Southampton senior Caroline Oakley while Madison Taylor tries to help free her. Ishamnti Gumbs goes up for a field goal. Cristine Delgado inches closer to the basket around Chastin Giles. Madison Taylor evades Chastin Giles as she drives her lane. Meredith Spolarich drives the baseline around Cristine Delgado and Allysha Thomas. Chastin Giles passes the ball.center_img Madison Taylor muscles her way down the court with Brooke Esposito on her hip. Independent/Gordon M. GrantIf you ask Madison Taylor she’d say as a freshman she wasn’t a strong free-throw shooter. But Southampton’s 44-35 win over Pierson Monday told a much different story.The sophomore spitfire grabbed a rebound and carried it all the way for a layup, and followed it up with back-to-back free throws with 2:51 left in the game to effectively win things for the Mariners (13-6 overall, 10-4 in League VII). In fact, she went 3-for-4 thereafter, and finished the game 8-for-10 to secure half of her game-high 16 points from the charity stripe in Southampton’s seventh straight win January 27.“The more you practice the better you get with things,” Taylor said, laughing off her less-than-perfect freshman shooting percentage from the foul line. “Games like this — when I’m on from the beginning — I feel confident, but you can’t get too confident.”Head coach Juni Wingfield said watching the daughter of a former Harlem Globetrotter since she was a tyke helped him see what he always knew she was capable of.“Madison is growing and growing and growing. She was born with a lot of quick-twitch fiber,” the coach said. “It’s in her DNA. When teams press us, they’re going to get in trouble, because when you go man-to-man Maddie is going to beat you. She handles pressure really well.”Meredith Spolarich drives the baseline around Cristine Delgado and Allysha Thomas. Independent/Gordon M. GrantTaylor led a balanced Mariners attack that saw help early from Cristine Delgado (7 points) and Allysha Thomas (4 points) and late from Ishanti Gumbs (10 points) and Caraline Oakley (7 points, 11 rebounds), but all four contributed during Southampton’s 14-point tare from the end of the first to the opening shot of the second. Things got tricky though when Chastin Giles (13 points) followed up a Grace Perello field goal with a three-pointer to close the gap 20-14 at halftime, and Kathryn Powell (6 points) sandwiched two Meredith Spolarich (8 points) layups to tie the game at 22-all midway through the third.“We’ve won a few close ones so we know we have to keep our heads in the game,” Wingfield said. “You have to pay attention to Chastin because she’s a seasoned player, she never quits; and she got going. But I’m seeing their ability and their maturity to hang in there. They weren’t watching the scoreboard, they were just trying to execute.”Pierson (10-7, 9-4) tied the game once more on a Brooke Esposito (4 points) free throw with 1:23 left in the third, and Spolarich made it 26-25 to close out the quarter, but Southampton switched up its defense between a zone, man-to-man, and triangle and 2 to keep their opponent on their toes, and that was as close as Pierson would comeGumbs, who scored six points in the fourth quarter to Taylor’s nine, also provided points off fouls to extend the advantage late. While she too was confident in her teammate’s ability from the free-throw line, her head coach also knows what his senior shooter is capable of.Kathryn Powell and Cristine Delgado reach for the loose ball. Independent/Gordon M. Grant“Ishanti is strong on the post,” Wingfield said. “Cristine Delgado plays a lot of man and got into some foul trouble early, but isn’t afraid to take the ball from you. They weren’t there the first time we faced Pierson, and those girls were the difference out there today.”Every girl has a role, and plays it well. Delgado said it also helps that each Mariner on the court can put up points. That’s proved difficult for other teams to counter even with home-court advantage. Southampton secured six straight road wins before this victory at home.“We support each other,” Delgado said. “Our offense feeds off those steals. Our defenders can grab the rebounds and intercept passes. We’ve come far, and we’re constantly pushing each other.”The win, which provides Southampton with a higher playoff seed, is even sweeter after the Mariners fell one short of making the playoffs last season. As Wingfield put it, his girls aren’t giving in, and they aren’t giving up.“Whether we’re winning or losing we always have a positive attitude,” Taylor said. “We’ve got eagerness and integrity and we’re maintaining that state of mind. I think we’re looking strong from here on out.”desiree@indyeastend.com Madison Taylor muscles her way down the court with Brooke Esposito on her hip. Kathryn Powell and Cristine Delgado reach for the loose ball. Independent/Gordon M. Grant Chastin Giles attempts to drive around Madison Taylor. Chastin Giles finds her lane to the basket. Madison Taylor races after Grace Perello making her way to the hoop. Madison Taylor sprints down the court.last_img read more

ACP Administrator Meets with Union of Greek Shipowners

first_imgThe Panama Canal Authority (ACP) Administrator Jorge L. Quijano met with the Union of Greek Shipowners, the International Association of Independent Tanker Owners (INTERTANKO) and the International Association of Dry Cargo Shipowners (INTERCARGO) this week in Greece.These meetings are part of the discussions held with customers and industry representatives regarding the waterway’s toll structure once the expanded Canal opens to commercial transits.“The dry and liquid bulk carrier segments are an important part of our core business,” Quijano said. “It is important for us to get direct face-to-face feedback from the industry representatives to ensure that our tolls and services remain competitive and are properly structured to reflect the commercial value of our route.”A total of 14 percent of vessels that transit the Panama Canal are Greek-owned. Liquid and dry bulk carriers are two important segments for the Panama Canal, representing approximately 16 percent and 23 percent, respectively, of the total tonnage transiting through the waterway.For the liquid bulk segment, the main commodity is diesel and gasoline exports from the Gulf of Mexico to Asia and South America. Grains remain the top commodity transported in bulk carriers through the Panama Canal from the United States and South America to Asia.During the meetings, ACP presented the results of the feedback received regarding toll structure during previous meetings with these associations. Canal officials had the opportunity to present a progress update of the Expansion Program and the requirements for the New Panamax vessels to transit the new lane once it is completedThe Panama Canal also presented the new business initiatives that are currently under analysis to add value to route for its customers. Such developments include a port on the Pacific side, logistics parks, top-off operations for dry bulk carriers and bunkering stations to take advantage of the new liquefied natural gas (LNG) segment that will be able to transit through the Canal.INTERTANKO is an open forum for independent tanker owners and operators of oil and chemical tankers in the industry. INTERCARGO is an association for owners, operators and managers in the dry bulk cargo industry.The Expansion Program will build a new lane of traffic along the waterway through the construction of a new set of locks, which will allow the transit of vessels with more tonnage capacity. Currently, the Expansion Program is 64.6% complete.[mappress]ACP, October 10, 2013last_img read more

Cape Flats Child

first_imgChristo Williams, OtteryYou will rise from the dustMove out of the shadowsIt’s your time to shineYou will stem roots in the mudGrow tall on uneven groundCape Flats ChildGo higher despite the stormYour dream doesn’t have to die Cape Flats ChildExhale those fumes of unworthiness Life for you is not worthless neither meaningless You can go from the bottom step to centre stageCape Flats ChildYou’ve seen blood flow, all the heroes in your life goIt’s hard to say no when gangsterism, drugs poverty is all you knowCape Flats ChildRemove that label you won’t be part of the status quo Lift your head listen to me, this is not your endCape Flats ChildThey call you many thingsBut today we call you set aside from the rest, you have it in you to do your very bestCape Flats ChildI can you are blessedlast_img read more

Low sulphur

first_imgMTA Metro-North Railroad’s diesel locomotives are to be switched to ultra-low sulphur fuel by January 2008, five years ahead of a deadline set by the US Environmental Protection Agency. The railway estimates that adoption of the fuel will result in a 13% reduction in hydrocarbon emissions, a 6% cut in CO and a 3% drop in NOx. The agency negotiated a fuel price agreement with its suppliers before announcing the switch, and obtained assurances from manufacturers that the low-sulphur diesel would not compromise performance, although more frequent changes of lubricating oil will be required. Metro-North plans to burn used lubricant to heat its Croton-Harmon maintenance facility.last_img read more

Wagon prices attractive

first_imgGATX: Chicago-based leasing firm GATX reported net income from continuing operations of $196m in 2008, up from $185·8m the previous year. Wagon sales in the secondary market raised $55m, and ‘robust scrapping activity’ took advantage of high scrap prices. As a result, utilisation of the North American fleet of 113 000 wagons was 97·9%.Lease renewals averaged 63 months, and a trend to longer renewal terms means only 13% of the fleet is exposed to renewal in 2009. Utilisation of the European fleet of 20 000 tank wagons was down from 97·2% to 97·1%.‘GATX posted outstanding results in 2008’, said President & CEO Brian A Kenney. ‘While GATX has managed through a number of economic cycles during its 110-year history, the volatility in recent months has been tremendous.’Allco’s fleet of 3 650 wagons was acquired for $217m, and Kenney believes market pressures will provide further ‘attractive buying opportunities’ in 2009.last_img read more

Blue Jackets Call Up Harrington After Monsters’ Victories

first_img David Sprouse CLEVELAND – The AHL’s defending Calder Cup Champion Cleveland Monsters,  announced Sunday that defenseman Scott Harrington was recalled by the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets from a conditioning assignment to Cleveland. Harrington logged a +1 rating and four shots on goal in two appearances during the Monsters’ season-opening series at The Q, a 2-1 home win over the Rockford IceHogs on Friday and a 3-1 victory over Rockford on Saturday. Harrington was called up Friday from Columbus for conditioning and performed well while with The Monsters over the two game series with the Icehogs.Captain Ryan Craig commented on his performance throughout the games and the ability to come up to Cleveland and fit into the team seamlessly, which shows what kind of pro Scott really is. At 6’2”, 219 lb. left-handed blue-liner from Kingston, ON, Harrington registered 0-1-1 with eight penalty minutes in 25 NHL appearances for the Pittsburgh Penguins and Toronto Maple Leafs spanning parts of the past two seasons. A fourth-year pro, Harrington, 23, logged 8-31-39 with 89 penalty minutes and a +33 rating in 143 combined AHL appearances for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, the Toronto Marlies and Cleveland spanning parts of five seasons from 2012-16.VIDEO LINK: https://www.facebook.com/NEOSportsInsiders/videos/604286293107624/Stay tuned to NEOSI for all of your Cleveland Monsters and Columbus Blue Jackets updates. Follow me on Twitter @NEOSI_Sprouse. Also, be sure to catch @Eli_Mooneyham and myself on Facebook for our pregame show “Between the Pipes” and the game wrap up with “Less Than A Minute Remaining” postgame show. Northeast Ohio Sports Insiders, bringing you the best of Cleveland sports. Co-editor, photographer covering the Cleveland Monsters, Gladiators and Indians. Also, passionate about high school sports, be sure to follow David on Twitter and Instagram @neosi_sprouse for in-game updates and up-to-the-minute developing news.center_img Related Topicslast_img read more

Smith takes seat on Laguna Vista Council

first_imgWant the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here. RelatedLetter to the Editor for April 6, 2017Special to the PRESS Dear Editor, Laguna Vista residents should be aware that the existing LV Recreational Association (LVRA) lease — for the town-owned marina — is a self-serving sham that does a complete disservice to Laguna Vista’s tax-paying citizens. According to the PI PRESS, a workshop is scheduled for…April 7, 2017In “News”LV candidates address local issuesBy MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Five candidates are vying to serve as Town of Laguna Vista leaders in Saturday’s municipal election. Early voting by personal appearance ran from April 27 through May 5. A total of 379 votes and 1 provisional vote were cast in that period, according to early voting clerk and City Secretary Alma Deckard. By comparison,…May 8, 2015In “News”Laguna Vista races heat upBy MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Three incumbents and two political newcomers have filed for places on the Laguna Vista Town Council May election ballot as of Thursday morning. Leti Keplinger, incumbent Place 4, and resident Nadine Smith are the latest candidates to sign up, according to City Secretary Alma…February 27, 2015In “News” Sharecenter_img By MARTHA McCLAINSpecial to the PRESSThe make-up of the Laguna Vista Town Council was changed by one, after the election ballots were counted Saturday night.Challenger Nadine Smith upset incumbent Richard Hinojosa for Place 6 in the Municipal Election, with a 44-vote margin, garnering 302 votes to Hinojosa’s 258.Hinojosa, a retired bank president, had served several terms on the Council. He was a proponent of commercial development for the Town, and he was an opponent of commercial use of the Laguna Vista Marina by fishing guides who, he said, should be paying a higher rate since they are making money on a marina owned by the Town.Smith is a stay-at-home mom, married with three children, and three dogs. She completed a premed degree majoring in cardiology with the intentions of going to medical school. However, she instead married and moved to Texas. She previously served on the Town’s Parks and Recreation Board and the Library Board as well as other local organizations.last_img read more

Akhirnya, Hyperloop Transportation Technology Luncurkan Pod Penumpang Perdana

first_img“Perakitan pod ini merupakan hasil dari jerih payah kami dalam waktu kurang lebih satu tahun ke belakang. Ini mewakili keahlian kami di segi desain, teknik, dan pengembangan bahan mirip Vibranium yang sangat canggih,” tukas Co-Founder sekaligus CEO dari HTT, Dirk Ahlborn.“Hanya dalam waktu lima tahun kami telah memecahkan dan memperbaiki semua teknologi yang diperlukan untuk Hyperloop dengan sistem levitasi baru kami, pompa vakum, baterai, dan material komposit yang cerdas. Pod ini akan menjadi bagian dari salah satu sistem transportasi paling efisien yang pernah dibuat,” tandasnya.Sejumlah Petinggi HTT. Sumber: newatlas.comSetelah dipamerkan di Spanyol, kabarnya Quintero One akan dipindahkan ke pusat penelitian HTT yang terletak di Toulouse, Perancis guna diteliti lebih mendalam lagi. Menurut salah satu sumber dari HTT, jalur pengetesan untuk Quintero One tengah dipersiapkan dan akan diuji coba pada tahun depan.“Pada 2019, kapsul ini akan sepenuhnya dioptimalkan dan kami akan mempercepat setiap proses agar siap untuk beroperasi,” kata Bibop Gresta, Chairman dari HTT.“Kami telah mengambil langkah besar dalam menyelesaikan setiap regulasi dengan pedoman sertifikasi keselamatan. HTT sekarang lebih dekat dari sebelumnya, dan kami siap untuk membawa Hyperloop ke dunia,” tambah Bibop.Baca Juga: Virgin Hyperloop One Bangun Pusat Penelitian di AndalusiaMemang, pekerjaan yang harus diselesaikan HTT masihlah sangat banyak – salah satunya adalah soal target kecepatan moda yang masih jauh dari perkiraan awal. Rival dari HTT, Virgin Hyperloop One saja yang sudah menyalip HTT masih kelimpungan dengan masalah kecepatan. Terakhir, Virgin Hyperloop One baru mampu menempuh kecepatan sekitar 390km/jam.Akankah masalah kecepatan menjadi batu sandungan bagi HTT?Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedBukan Sekedar Isapan Jempol, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Siap Uji Coba Quintero One29/01/2019In “Darat”Akhirnya! Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Canangkan Uji Coba Skala Penuh19/04/2018In “Darat”HTT Siap Operasikan Hyperloop Pada 2020, Akankah Dubai Operasikan Dua Teknologi Maglev?20/04/2018In “Darat” Moda Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, Quintero One. Sumber: newatlas.com Tepat lima tahun pasca didirikan, akhirnya startup yang terkenal akan membawa inovasi baru dalam dunia transportasi, Hyperloop Transportation Technology (HTT) memamerkan apa yang selama ini mereka kerjakan. Dalam sebuah acara perayaan ulang tahun perusahaan tersebut yang bertempat di Spanyol, Dirk Ahlborn cs. merilispod penumpang skala penuh perdananya. Tentu saja, peluncuran pod perdananya ini semakin mempertegas langkah HTT untuk sesegera mungkin terjun di industri transportasi dunia.Baca Juga: HTT Siap Operasikan Hyperloop Pada 2020, Akankah Dubai Operasikan Dua Teknologi Maglev?Sebagaimana yang dilansir KabarPenumpang.com dari laman newatlas.com (4/10/2018), moda yang diberi nama Quintero One ini menggunakan material komposit sebagai bahan baku utamanya. Quintero One memiliki panjang keseluruhan 32 meter dengan panjang kabin sekitar 15 meter dan berat mencapai 5 ton.Peluncuran Pod Penumpang, Quintero One di Spanyol. Sumber: newatlas.comlast_img read more

Preview: La Rochelle vs Bristol Bears

first_imgPat Lam’s side take on the Top 14 high-flyers for the third time this season, having faced off home and away during the group stages.Jono Gibbes’ side ran out 22-35 winners at Ashton Gate thanks to a second-half fightback, while a young Bristol side battled to a famous 3-13 win at Stade Marcel-Deflandre. Here’s everything you need to know about Sunday’s last eight clash.last_img

Loan watch: Taylor seals winner

first_imgMatty Taylor scored a late winner as Oxford United secured their fourth-consecutive victory.Taylor’s turn and shot with just five minutes to go sealed a 2-1 win against Southend United at the Kassam Stadium.The win moves Taylor and co into the League One play-off places.Max O’Leary kept a clean sheet at the Memorial Stadium as Shrewsbury Town overcame Bristol Rovers 1-0.Taylor Moore played the full 90 minutes for managerless Blackpool as they defeated Ipswich Town 2-1 at Bloomfield Road.Elsewhere in League One, Sammie Szmodics started again for Peterborough as they drew 1-1 with Burton and Liam Walsh played the whole game for Coventry on Sunday when they beat fellow high-flyers Sunderland 1-0 at home.In League Two, Johnny Smith scored his ninth league goal of the season for Oldham Athletic as they beat George Nurse’s Newport County 5-0. Tyreeq Bakinson started for Plymouth in a 2-1 loss at Bradford City.In non-league, Robbie Cundy scored his first goal for Torquay in a 2-0 win over Chorley but it was not such a good afternoon for Sam Pearson who played 90 minutes for Bath City who lost 2-0 at Braintree Town.last_img read more