Riggins, Sabourin lead Mallards in win

first_imgJerrud Sabourin (18) hit a solo home run in the sixth inning Saturday night, the second of back-to-back blasts for the Mallards in the frame.[/media-credit]As a part of the Mallards’ Summertime St. Patty’s Night, the back of Harold Riggins’ jersey read: “O’ There It Goes.” Jerrud Sabourin’s: “Hoosier Daddy.”Fittingly, the two hit back-to-back home runs in the sixth. Riggins crushed a two-run blast over the scoreboard in left to break a 3-3 tie, and Sabourin followed with a solo shot to right on the first pitch thrown by St. Cloud reliever Drew Palen.The Mallards would hang on for a 6-4 victory over the St. Cloud River Bats, their seventh straight win overall and third consecutive series sweep at home.According to Riggins his success in big moments comes from treating them just the same as any other at-bat.“I really don’t look at them as big moments,” Riggins said. “I just play the game and do whatever I can to try to win the game for my team. I’ve just been able to take advantage of pitchers’ mistakes lately.”Joe Yermal earned the win for the Mallards despite pitching just 0.2 innings in relief.St. Cloud starter Blake Schwartz took the loss for the River Bats, pitching 5.1 innings while allowing five runs on four hits in the game. It was a disappointing finish to an outing that started well for the freshman from Mankato.Schwartz retired the first nine Mallards he faced before walking Brandon Wikoff to lead off the fourth inning. Joe De Pinto followed Wikoff with a single, giving Adam McClain a chance to put the Mallards on the board.McClain did just that, continuing his hot hitting of late with a two-run double to left to make it 2-0 in favor of Madison. According to manager C.J. Thieleke, getting Wikoff on with a walk in the fourth made the difference for the Mallards.“We just made an emphasis to try to get a guy on base to take some of his focus off the hitter,” Thieleke said. “Schwartz’s stuff wasn’t as good out of the stretch. He had good life on his pitches when he was in the windup, but he didn’t get the same stuff when he was pitching out of the stretch.”McClain would later score on a sacrifice fly to left by Riggins, giving the Mallards a 3-0 lead.Mallards starter Matt Morgan was equally impressive early, holding the River Bats hitless through 4.2 innings before giving up a pair of singles in the fifth. He escaped the inning unscathed, but the sixth inning was a different story.St. Cloud finally broke through with a pair of runs in the inning on Zac Richard’s double down the line in right. After walking the next batter, Morgan was lifted from the game in favor of Yermal, who escaped after allowing just one more runner to cross the plate in the inning on an infield single.Morgan allowed three runs on five hits in 5.1 innings pitched while striking out six.“My curveball was real effective early,” Morgan said. “I was using it as an out pitch and eventually started throwing it every time I could get it across the plate. In the sixth inning, it wasn’t as effective. I was leaving it up in the zone and not getting ahead, which meant I had to throw my fastball more over the middle of the plate.”The sophomore from Purdue got a lot of help up the middle defensively, especially from shortstop Brandon Wikoff.Madison turned three double plays in the game, the first two of which ended the first and second innings after Morgan had walked a batter in each frame.Wikoff was particularly impressive in the third inning when he snagged a would-be single up the middle off the bat of Travis Meiners, spun around and fired to first to end the inning.“It’s unbelievable; it’s something that every pitcher wants to have,” Morgan said of the defense up the middle. “I couldn’t dream of having a better defense than that. The balls that I know are definite base hits, you know, they take them away, and then sometimes, they will turn two on them.”Matt Jansen followed Yermal, striking out a pair in a scoreless and hitless seventh. After the River Bats scored another run in the eighth off reliever Kevin Cahill, lefty Kyle Heim pitched a scoreless ninth for the save, securing the Mallards’ eighth win of the season.Madison improves to 8-2 win the win while St. Cloud falls to 3-7 on the season. The Mallards have Sunday off before traveling to Battle Creek in a matchup of two of the best teams in the South Division.last_img read more

Breaking: Houses destroyed by raging gorse fire as firemen battle to save others

first_imgTwo houses have been destroyed as dozens of firefighters try to tackle a massive gorse fire in West Donegal today.The houses close to Drumnacart in Annagry were both engulfed by flames this afternoon.At present, there are eight units of the Donegal fire service at the scene of the blaze which is stretch out over a large area. The other seven fire units have also been mobilised in the event that other fires may break out in the county.There are no reports of anybody being injured after the two properties were destroyed.Scores of local people are also helping firefighters to bring the blaze under control.Firemen are dampening around several other houses in the area to prevent the raging flames from catching hold of dwellings. Local county councillor Micheal Mac Giolla Easbuig has been helping to battle the fires along with scores of other locals.He said that although now may not be the time to point fingers, a full investigation into the cause of the fires must be carried out.He also paid tribute to the emergency services including the fire services for their bravery and commitment to their local communities.“It’s sad to watch people being forced to move all their personal possessions and belongings from their homes not knowing if their home will be there when they return,” he said.The disaster comes just a day after the local council warned people about gorse fires as temperatures soar up to 23 degrees over the Easter Bank Holiday Weekend. Donegal County Council urged landowners and members of the public to exercise caution and to take all necessary measures to prevent the occurrence of wildfires involving material such as gorse, heather and similar.The council is also urging landowners and members of the public not to engage in activities that could cause wildfires – especially to those heading outdoors to take extra care with camping stoves, cigarettes and throw-away barbecues.“Householders or building owners in areas susceptible to wildfire are advised to remove or cut back any vegetation in the immediate vicinity of their house, building or oil tank to prevent wildfires damaging or destroying their property,” said a spokesman.Breaking: Houses destroyed by raging gorse fire as firemen battle to save others was last modified: April 26th, 2019 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:Annagryburndonegalfiregorsehouseslast_img read more

Mobile Operators Launch WAC, A Global Wholesale App Store

first_imgWhy IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces One year after its formation, the operator-led Wholesale Applications Community (WAC), has launched its commercial service. The group, an allegiance of telecommunications firms and others working together to create a common mobile platform, has a goal to simplify the mobile application process for developers, allowing them to deploy mobile apps across all member networks simultaneously. Essentially, it’s an effort to build a global mobile app store. And one that supports HTML5.We’re using the term “app store” somewhat loosely here. Unlike consumer-facing app stores like iTunes or the Android Market, WAC apps aren’t sold in a single standalone store which end users access on their own. Instead, these are wholesale apps will be launched into the participating operators’ own mobile app stores – those are the ones that are typically pre-installed on the devices themselves.8 Operators on Board at WAC LaunchToday, 8 of WAC’s operator members have announced their intention to begin selling the apps based on the WAC standard in their own marketplaces. This launch group includes China Mobile, MTS, Orange, Smart, Telefonica, Telenor, Verizon and Vodafone. Over the course of 2011, WAC will bring 8 more operators on board and will then add more yet again until all of its operator members – a group of over two dozen worldwide – are on board.At launch, there are already 12,000 apps built using WAC standards. With HP as a WAC member, that means it could easily bump up the number of apps for its new webOS smartphones and tablet, if it chose to add WAC-based applications to its app store.Can Operators Move Fast?When WAC launched at last year’s Mobile World Congress, there was a lot of skepticism about whether mobile operators could move fast enough to keep up with the pace of innovation on the mobile application front. But by fall of 2010, the group had introduced WAC 1.0, the first version of the standard for creating these HTML-based apps. This initial version only supported HTML4 however, while also providing access to on-device functionality, like access to the accelerometer, camera and address book.Today, WAC is launching the next version of the standard, WAC 2.0, and with it, support for HTML5. It also offers increased functionality and the ability to access the file system, calendar and device orientation.WAC 3.0’s release is on track for this fall and it will introduce one of the more exciting features for developers yet: access to operator network APIs (application programming interfaces). That means developers will be able to create Web apps that offer in-app billing and user authentication. Soon, other operator APIs like location and messaging will open up, too.A demo app using WAC 3.0 was created in partnership with Fox TV for the popular TV show “Glee.” The app shows off how easy it is for users to sign in and make purchases – in this case, songs from Glee – using their phones.WAC Wants to Make Apps Simpler to DevelopAccording to Randall Stephenson, CEO of AT&T, and another of the WAC operator partners, half of AT&T’s customers today are accessing the same content on three or more devices. WAC is beneficial to these types of users because a single app can run on multiple mobile operating systems. This both “improves customer choice and speeds the innovation cycle,” he said. It’s also beneficial for developers because of its cross-platform nature.Adobe is now a member of WAC, too, and is interested in bringing the WAC standard to its community of 2.5 million Flash developers.In addition to the execs from Vodafone, AT&T, Ericsson , Orange, KT, Samsung and Telefonica, mobile device manufacturers including Huawei, LG, Samsung, Sony Ericsson and ZTE were also present to show their support for the standard. For more information, the WAC developers guide and sample code is available from the WAC website here. Related Posts What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … sarah perezcenter_img Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Tags:#apps#mobile#news The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

How to Create Hand-Drawn Lower Thirds

first_imgLearn how to add a hand-drawn lower-third effect to your next video in three easy steps.Top image via The Film Look.A fast and effective way to put a unique spin on lower thirds is to draw them yourself. Nothing screams originality like your own handwriting for a lower third animation. You can apply this effect to a number of styles and situations, including infographics, transitions, and titles. The Film Look gives us a fast-paced tutorial on how to achieve this look in Premiere while giving us some expert insight into lower thirds and transitions. Step 1. Light Your Canvas ProperlyFor this hand-drawn effect, you’ll need a large white marker board with a dark-colored marker of your choice. As you can see in the video, you can place the board under a well-lit window, or you can light the board yourself. Just make sure you light the area evenly with few to no shadows. The board needs to be white because you’ll need to invert the image in post production and isolate your drawing.Step 2. Invert the ImageTo achieve this effect, go to Video Effects > Channel > Invert. Once you’ve done this, change the blending mode to Lighten, Screen, or Color Dodge. This will allow you to choose the right blending mode for the look you’re going for.Step 3. TransitionsThis type of effect is a simple, quick, and cost effective way to spice up your next video. Don’t be afraid to get creative with this application either. You can apply the effect a number of different ways to bring life to your story.The Film Look is an invaluable resource for any low-budget or aspiring filmmaker. It offers series and one-off episodes covering audio, editing, and production tips. For lower thirds, templates, and overlays for your next edit, check out RocketStock’s extensive selection (including some freebies) covering all styles and motifs.Have you tried a similar effect? Share in the comments below.last_img read more

Right mindset key to Dennison’s easy transition to FEU’s go-to-guy

first_imgTrump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFor most of his career in the UAAP, Ron Dennison had been either a benchwarmer or a glue guy.Dennison was never the person to carry the offense for Far Eastern University as he only averaged 2.1 points per game average in his first four seasons.ADVERTISEMENT Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Duterte hands out cash incentives to 2017 SEA Games medalists View comments MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim LATEST STORIES His 21-point game against La Salle was also a career-high.Dennison said he wasn’t surprised that he has been putting up gaudy numbers in the offensive end while retaining his defensive duties because he prepared for that in the off-season.“I was ready that I would become one of the team’s main scorers,” said Dennison, whos also averaging 1.5 steals and 0.5 blocks per game. “That was already my mindset starting last semester. My defense is always there, that should always be there because I always give my energy when I’m on the floor.”ADVERTISEMENT Things, however, have changed this Season 80 in the UAAP with the fifth year Tamaraw thrust into the role of FEU’s go-to offensive weapon.While his numbers have seen a significant rise, the transition hasn’t been drastic after all for Dennison.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“I was already practicing as the go-to-guy even in the offseason, I was practicing my offensive game because I can’t just be a defensive guy anymore,” said Dennison in Filipino Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.For the first two games, Dennison has been FEU’s leading scorer averaging 18.5 points on an impressive 62.96 percent shooting. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his sidelast_img read more