first_imgLamar sports informationSTARKVILLE, Miss. — A cold afternoon offensively from the Lamar University volleyball team coupled with an extremely hot start from Eastern Washington hurt the Cardinals as they fell in 3-0 (16-25, 22-25, 14-25) in the first match of the 2016 campaign in the Bulldog Invitational at Mississippi State Friday.The Cardinals (0-1) finished the day with a .044 hitting percentage and struggled early to get any rhythm going after nine attack errors in the first set, 20 in that match. EWU (1-0) had only eight in the match and recorded a .345 hitting mark.Carlyn Stella finished with five kills followed by four from Chelsea Grant and three from Murielle Hlavac. Ashley Ellis had 11 assists while Haley Morton had eight. Lauren Stahlman led the way in digs with eight.The Cardinals will be back in action Saturday when they take on tourney host Mississippi State on the SEC Network+ at noon followed by a matchup against No. 5 Kansas at 5 p.m. The contest against the Bulldogs can be seen at or on the WatchESPN app on Apple or android devices.last_img read more

A final piece of advice for SM East grads: ‘Remember, it’s always great to be a Lancer’

first_imgThe new SM East graduates throw their caps into the air after making the transition.On a chilly Wednesday night, the 384 new graduates of SM East High School heard a few final pieces of advice from Principal John McKinney. And among his final admonitions came the familiar refrain: “Remember, it’s always great to be a Lancer.”“Now it’s up to you,” McKinney told the graduates, “show the world what you can do.”“I will never stop believing that this is the greatest school on earth,” said senior class president Spencer Frank. He reminded fellow graduates that the class had made it a “school of champions.”McKinney said the graduates “made it look easy” getting through high school. A number of SM East teachers who are retiring at the end of the year were honored during the graduation ceremonies.After the tassels were turned, caps flew into the air and the 384 filed out of SM South stadium and into the next phase of life.The new graduates turn their tassels.A sea of blue covered the field.Graduates wait for photos after receiving diplomas.Frequent PVPost contributor Daniel M. Blom files onto the field with fellow graduates.Band director Kim Harrison conducts his last processional over three decades before retiring this year.last_img read more


first_imgby. Anthony DemangoneI met a group of my credit union friends last night in Las Vegas. One of them asked me a simple question.Anthony, what is your blog going to be about tomorrow?Inside, I groaned. Although I was on hour 16 of my day, I hadn’t written anything yet. I had to come up with something…but what?As these thoughts were going through my head, I was looking out a window that was high above the Las Vegas skyline. As far as you could see, there were bright, twinkling lights. There were buildings that looked like Paris. Some that looked like New York.I wasn’t alone in gazing out the window. Someone mentioned how amazing it all was. How a simple town in the middle of the desert was transformed into an amazing creation of mankind.Whether you like Las Vegas or not, you have to admire its moxy. A city like this seems to have no business being where it is. Or as popular as it is.But against all the odds, it is all of that and more. It is a testament to the idea of vision. Of risk-taking. You’ve likely heard the stories. No one thought world class resorts would make it in Vegas. Well, nearly no one. continue reading » 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Demon Records presents Doctor Who: The Underwater Menace

first_imgDemon Music Group presents The Underwater Menace, the fifth serial in the fourth season of Doctor Who. Originally broadcast in 1967, the story starred Patrick Troughton as the Doctor, with Anneke Wills as Polly, Frazer Hines as Jamie and Michael Craze as Ben. Currently only two of the four episodes are known to exist in the BBC archives, but thankfully the soundtrack of all four episodes can still be enjoyed. It will be released on 29th May and is available now for pre-order.Credit: Demon RecordsThe TARDIS arrives on a volcanic island above the lost city of Atlantis. The Doctor learns of Professor Zaroff’s insanely dangerous plan to raise the city of Atlantic from the depths of the sea once more. Whilst Ben and Jamie are put to work in the mines, and Polly is set to be transformed into one of the strange, enslaved Fish People, the Doctor must do everything he can to prevent Zaroff causing the end of the world.The Underwater Menace guest-stars Joseph Furst as Zaroff, giving a wildly but enjoyable over-the-top mad scientist performance. It also features celebrated character actor Colin Jeavons. This is a unique opportunity for fans to enjoy the partially-missing classic in a whole new way.Credit: Demon RecordsThe Underwater Menace is presented across 2 x 140g ‘volcanic eruption’ vinyl discs and is narrated by Anneke Wills. Incidental music is composed by Dudley Simpson, and the Doctor Who theme is courtesy of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. The coloured vinyl LPs are presented in a fully illustrated gatefold sleeve showing cast and credits, with inner bags featuring complete episode billings.Pre-order The Underwater Menace now.last_img read more

‘Everything is back on the table’ for Chelsea man – Club…

first_imgThe Frenchman has been heavily linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge for the last six months as his contract was set to expire this summer.A move to Italy looked almost certain at one point in January, with Inter Milan and Lazio both chasing his signature.That never happened but the rumours continued nonetheless, with his expiring contract and lack of playing time both reasons for him to seek a move.Then, Chelsea surprised everyone by signing him to a new deal and that seemingly brought the constant flow of rumours to an end.Embed from Getty ImagesThe situation has been quiet for a couple of weeks now but, according to Corriere Della Sera, it is too soon to put them to bed. Why? Because Lazio remain keen on the Frenchman.The newspaper explains that Lazio are on the hunt for a striker this summer and want someone who is ‘experienced’, particularly as they are heading for the Champions League.Giroud fits the profile, on and off the pitch, and they even had an agreement in place with him six months ago.The Chelsea striker was happy to move to Rome and accepted their offer of a €2.5m a year, on two-year deal that they had proposed.Any transfer had looked to be scuppered by him signing a new deal at Stamford Bridge, but sources close to the player have informed them that he has ‘doubts’ about his future.He believes he won’t get much playing time with Timo Werner at the club and that would jeopardise his chances of going to the Euros with France next summer.Thus, ‘everything is back on the table’ and Lazio could look to take advantage of the ‘uncertainty’ to get their man.They believe that negotiations with Chelsea would be less ‘onerous’ because of Giroud’s age, while there is also a feeling that Roman Abramovich would ask for a small transfer fee at best.The biggest issue they face is convincing Giroud’s wife to make the move as she is reluctant to leave Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameThe Most Addictive Game of the Year 2019Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoHero WarsGetting this Treasure is impossible! Prove us wrong!Hero WarsUndo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoCoworking Space | Search AdsThe cost of shared office in Hong Kong might surprise youCoworking Space | Search AdsUndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystDigitization in Banks Is No Longer About Efficiency, but Business Resilience. Don’t Get Left Behind.StanChart by CNBC CatalystUndoCNN with DBS BankWhat Banks Did To Help Corporations Mitigate Future CrisesCNN with DBS BankUndoLoans | Search AdsNeed a loan? Search hereLoans | Search AdsUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥Undo Just when you thought the notion of Olivier Giroud leaving Chelsea was dead in the water, Lazio revive the idea.last_img read more

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Mallard’s Source for Sports Team of the Week — U14 Selects

first_imgNelson Youth Soccer U14 Selects have been on a bit of a run of late, capturing a pair of medals on the Girl’s Rep Soccer Tour. The Reps recently defeated city rivals U13 Selects to capture the gold medal at the Terry Walgren Girl’s Soccer Tournament Sunday at the Lakeside Pitch.Previously, the Selects earned a silver medal in Coeur d’ Alene.Staff and management at Mallard’s Source for Sports would like to honour the Selects with Team of the Week accolades.The team includes, back row, L-R, coach Paul Burkart, Allie Zondervan, Lakpa Dietz, Natanya Hanley, Isabelle Morley, Naomi Perkins, Kyra Burkart, Camille Gebhart and coach Pat Perkins.Front, Emma Gregorich, Maya Mierau, Darian Voisard, Merissa Dawson, Bronwyn Sutherland, Maddy Sternloff, Amelia Martzke, Emily Graeme and goalkeeper Haley Cooke. Missing, Kali Horner, Emma DeCosta and Morgan Livingston.last_img read more

Maxwell open to dialogue with Rangers to resolve issues

first_imgMaxwell, who took up his position as chief executive at Hampden last month, said he couldn’t comment on the disciplinary charges, which were ongoing but said that Rangers had not, to his knowledge, made any official complaint or request to the Scottish FA.Though the organisation’s judicial process is completely independent of the board, Maxwell said in all dealings he had found Hughes to be completely impartial.“The notice of complaint is ongoing and going through the judicial process with the compliance officer,” he told STV.“The statements have been played out in the press. We’ve not had much, if any, official communication from Rangers at all. It’s difficult for us to comment until such times as we do. “As I stand here right now, I’m not aware of us having been asked officially, though that may have come in this morning.“But listen, Gary was an excellent director and in my time on the board I’ve seen nothing other than complete independence from him.”Though there had been no contact, the chief executive said he would happily discuss any issues, stressing he felt positive relationships with clubs were important and he would do what he could to ease any tension.“I think it’s important for the board and important for Scottish football that everybody’s relationships are as good as they can be,” he said.“Ultimately we’re a governing body and sometimes we’re going to have to take decisions that some people might not be in agreement with but that comes with the territory so it’s important that the relationships are as good as possible.“If we get communication from them, yes. I know Stewart [Robertson] and Andrew [Dickson] and I’m happy to speak to them as and when required and we’ll see if something official comes in. “ Scottish FA chief executive Ian Maxwell said he has yet to have any official communication from Rangers about their issues with the governing body but would welcome the opportunity for discussions with the club.Tensions between the club and Hampden escalated when Rangers chairman Dave King raised questions about the suitability of Scottish FA non-executive director Gary Hughes after reports emerged of him calling Rangers fans “the great unwashed” back in 2006.Hughes decided to step down from the Hampden board but in a subsequent statement, King questioned whether he had been involved in making any decisions regarding Rangers. He referred in particular the decision to charge Rangers with breaking rules relating to their UEFA license in 2011 and 2012.last_img read more

Gigi Rates Mitsukoshi Pick-a-Pearl Experience

first_imgShare This!As is my job as a responsible parent, I am raising my 6 year old to love all thing Disney. This includes a healthy appreciation for Epcot and all of the unique shopping ( Shopping in the Epcot Countries – Get to Know Japan) and eating (Takumi-Tei Chef’s Table: New Best Meal at Walt Disney World?) experiences it has to offer. Although we’ve passed it countless times on our path through the Mitsukoshi shopping mecca, we have never tried the Akoya pick-a-pearl experience until recently. Gigi’s feedback and reaction to the experience surprised me and made me think of some Disney experiences for little ones in a new light. Before we get to her rating, let’s discuss the basics.You can find the Akoya Pearl counter inside the first entrance to the Mitsukoshi shopping area just behind the Hello Kitty wall on the right.If you’ve ever been through these doors, you can probably smell the incense just by looking at the picture. Top 5 Disney smells of all time in my opinion. At the time of this article, the price for one oyster is $16.90 plus tax. Like all other merchandise purchases in Japan, no annual pass discounts are accepted. As with any Disney event or pricing, this is subject to change at any time. The cast member at the jewelry counter explained that certain settings would take an additional hour to complete and would require us to return for our purchase. I was shocked that Gigi wasn’t interested in any of the rings or charms and was prepared to leave with just our little plastic bag and one pearl when the cast member showed us small glass bottles filled with “pixie dust” for a much less expensive price.Gigi selected purple pixie dust bottle for $4.95 plus tax and we were on our way. Below is a picture of the finished product.Gigi’s Review: Two out of five unicorns. We discussed this at length and while she loves the little glass bottle with pixie dust and her pearl, the volume of the presentation and amount of “stranger attention” focused on her was overwhelming. In her words “I felt like everyone was staring at me while she screamed.” Eek.Mom’s Review: Gigi has never been described as shy or retiring in any setting, but this was too much even for her. I found myself immediately mentally crouching into “protective mom mode” while we were there. I could tell her little shoulders were tense and I could barely hear her voice when the cast member asked her questions. This is a child that cannot ever be described as quiet so I was on alert. My advice would be to prepare little ones for the noise and attention in advance. Overall, I’d say the glass bottle is a great value for $4.95 but I would think twice about doing this experience with another little one.On a research day in Epcot the week after Gigi’s experience, I stopped back in Mitsukoshi to ask if they could do a different presentation for people with sensory processing issues and the staff member on duty assured me they could alter the volume and eliminate the drums.Have you ever done the Akoya Pearl experience at the Japan pavilion in Epcot? What did you think? Have you ever asked for a more toned-down version? Please share your experiences in the comments! After the oyster was opened, the cast member used the scale above to measure Gigi’s pearl at 7.5mm. She then polished it and placed it in a small, clear bag – all with significant volume and drama.After Gigi was handed her pearl, we were directed to the counter immediately to the right where we could select a jewelry setting for an additional fee. After paying for the oyster, we were given a number and waited for less than 5 minutes before it was our turn to move to the main counter.After our number was called, the cast member performing at the pick-a-pearl counter began her show by asking Gigi to walk around the tank to select the oyster she wanted to open. After making her selection, the cast member reached in with a pair of long, silver tongs and grabbed her pick.Next, the cast member made a very dramatic and very loud show of opening the oyster for Gigi to reveal the pearl inside. I’ve been well inside the candy / sake section of the Mitsukoshi merchandise location at the other end of the building and have still been able to hear the drums and yelling that accompanies each pearl reveal.last_img read more