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Nederland (13-14), despite an exceptional defensive performance, fell to the host Eagles (25-3), 4-0, before a standing room only crowd in Game 1 of a UIL Class 5A best-of-three bi-district series.“We couldn’t have asked for much more defensively — we played really well,” said second-year Bulldogs head coach Bryan Spell, a 1995 Nederland High graduate who made his NHS playoff coaching debut on Friday. “We have to keep swinging our bats and hitting the ball hard. If Barbers Hill makes mistakes, we really need to capitalize on those.”The series resumes at 3 p.m. today in Nederland. If the Bulldogs win, a deciding Game 3 will be held immediately afterward at NHS. By Michael SudhalterSpecial to The NewsMONT BELVIEU — The Nederland High baseball team managed to slow down the juggernaut that is 21-5A champion Barbers Hill, but they couldn’t stop the formidable Eagles on Friday night. The winner of this series will face Santa Fe or Houston Waltrip in the area round next week.The Bulldogs include two Cardinals signees (seniors Brendan Dunkleberger and first baseman Chase Kemp) and a verbal pledge (junior pitcher Braydon Credeur) on the roster.Dunkleberger is expected to start Game 2, and a potential starter for Barbers Hill is senior Bryce Bonnin, who signed with the University of Arkansas as a pitcher.Credeur pitched the first 5-plus innings on Friday, striking out three and allowing four runs. The Bulldogs twice got out of bases-loaded jams — when Credeur threw a strikeout to end the fifth inning, and on a ground ball double play to end the first. Credeur also delivered Nederland’s only hit of the game — a leadoff single in the top of the third inning.“Barbers Hill’s pitcher (Chris Stevens) did a good job of keeping us off balance, and they made some spectacular plays behind him,” Spell said.The Eagles broke a scoreless tie in the bottom of the third inning on RBI singles by seniors Brandon Holdren and Koby Emerson, respectively.Barbers Hill added its third run in the bottom of the fifth when junior Cully Mangus scored as the Bulldogs attempted to complete a double play at first base.The Eagles scored their final run in the top of the sixth inning on senior Jace Seymour’s RBI Double.Barbers Hill has won 18 straight games and its only losses have come against 6A power Deer Park (twice) and Bellaire Episcopal, one of the top parochial schools in the Houston area.Nederland finished fourth in 22-5A with a 9-5 district record. The Bulldogs — in the postseason for the second time in three seasons — have 12 seniors, including seven of nine in the starting lineup on Friday night.Nederland’s 13-14 record is the result of a tough non-district schedule that included 6A competition in the Pearland tournament and the Clear Creek tournament, and several formidable opponents in the Jasper tournament.
With oil’s rally to a new COVID-19 high-water mark, gas prices have begun to follow, even as gasoline demand crumbles to some of the lowest levels in months.Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy, said optimism continues to propel oil markets higher, led by positive news on a COVID-19 vaccine.“Should anything change timing wise, we could see a reversal, but for now it remains full steam ahead with markets focused on the promise of oil and gasoline demand rising, or the best potential outcome of the situation,” De Haan said. Texas gas prices have risen 3.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $1.84/g today, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 13,114 stations.Gas prices in Texas are 7.7 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand 36.0 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.“Should the hype be overblown, a correction could happen in the weeks or months ahead,” De Haan said. “For now, motorists may see more volatility in oil markets then we’ve seen in months.”According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in Texas is priced at $1.45/g today while the most expensive is $2.69/g, a difference of $1.24/g. The lowest price in the state today is $1.45/g while the highest is $2.69/g, a difference of $1.24/g.The national average price of gasoline has risen 3.5 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $2.16/g today.The national average is up 5.7 cents per gallon from a month ago and stands 42.6 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.Historical gasoline prices in Texas and the national average going back ten years: December 7, 2019: $2.20/g (U.S. Average: $2.58/g)December 7, 2018: $2.10/g (U.S. Average: $2.42/g)December 7, 2017: $2.23/g (U.S. Average: $2.47/g)December 7, 2016: $1.98/g (U.S. Average: $2.19/g)December 7, 2015: $1.83/g (U.S. Average: $2.03/g)December 7, 2014: $2.43/g (U.S. Average: $2.66/g)December 7, 2013: $3.09/g (U.S. Average: $3.26/g)December 7, 2012: $3.12/g (U.S. Average: $3.36/g)December 7, 2011: $3.11/g (U.S. Average: $3.28/g)December 7, 2010: $2.79/g (U.S. Average: $2.94/g)Neighboring areas and their current gas prices:• Midland Odessa – $1.93/g, unchanged from last week’s $1.93/g.• San Antonio – $1.75/g, up 7.1 cents per gallon from last week’s $1.68/g.• Austin – $1.80/g, up 6.8 cents per gallon from last week’s $1.73/g.
Starring Patrick Boll and Timothy Crowe as the titular charcaters, Bill W. and Dr. Bob is based on the lives of Alcoholics Anonymous founders William Wilson and Dr. Robert Smith and their wives, Lois Wilson and Anne Smith, who created Al-Anon. The year is 1929 and stockbroker Bill Wilson has been hit by the stock market crash and is a drunk. Dr. Bob Smith is also an alcoholic, often going into the operating room with a hangover. By some chance occurrences Bill and Bob meet and form a relationship, each trying to keep the other sober. Hi, their names are Bill and Bob, and they're not going anywhere for a while. Bill W. and Dr. Bob, Samuel Shem and Janet Surrey's play about the founding of Alcoholics Anonymous, is extending its celebrated off-Broadway run through January 5, 2014. Directed by Seth Gordon, the play opened at the SoHo Playhouse on July 16. Show Closed This production ended its run on May 4, 2014 In addition to Boll and Crowe, the cast of the play also features Denise Cormier, Deborah Hedwall, Daniel Pearce and Liz Wisan. The creative team for Bill W. and Dr. Bob includes costume design by Teresa Snider-Stein, lighting design by Ann Wrightson and set design by Wilson Chin. Related Shows Bill W. and Dr. Bob View Comments
While not a new item, the Stratics SL crankset/BB is an impressive item. The thick appearance conveys the stiffness Eric claims, and they’re very light.Ã‚Â Cranks, rings and bottom bracket together weigh in at a claimed 645g and retail for $599. Of course, there’s no better way to showcase your parts than on your own bike, and the recently redesigned Sampson Kalispell is a nice, curvy, carbony display platform. NAHBS 2010 – Eric Sampson had his full array of eponymous components on display, including a few brand new goodies coming out in April.The most eyecatching was this gold-colored full alloy cassette that’s machined out just like the SRAM Red Powerdome into a one-piece, rock solid set of 7000-series aluminum cogs.Ã‚Â It weighs in at a mere 109g! MSRP? A cool $179, which makes it 51g lighter and $51 cheaper, plus the bling quotient is off the charts.Ã‚Â Sampson said the tooth profile is cut sharp and it actually will shift better with a bit of wear, but it’s intended only for races and important illustrations of your climbing prowess.Ã‚Â Expected life is about 1,500 to 2,000 miles depending on care and conditions.Check out all the new, lightweight goodies just after the break…The smallest cog is part of the screw cap. The Titanium road cassette is built in traditional form and has an aluminum carrier, but it still weighs in about 25g under the SRAM Red unit…135g!Ã‚Â The MSRP on this one, though, is pretty high at $439, but you’ll get about 4,000 miles out of it.It’s shown with the freehub in it to hold it together for the show…the lower cogs are individual rings.The new Stratics-5 road pedal comes with either a steel spindle (121g/pedal, $139) or titanium (99g/pedal, $249).Tension adjustment on the rear has a wide range.The new Stratics CN (for CNC) stem is fully CNC’d from a solid block of 6000 series aluminum.Ã‚Â The front has a 40mm wide clamp area with center stress reliever connecting the sides of the faceplate and helping to spread tension across a wider area on the handlebar, an especially good idea for carbon bars.It weighs in at a very respectable 135g (100mm).Ã‚Â The body of the stem tapers wider toward the front, increasing rotational stiffness.Ã‚Â It’ll be available in late March 2010 for $139.
Put on your Sunday clothes and celebrate Bette Midler in the new Broadway revival of Hello, Dolly!, opening on April 20 at the Shubert Theatre. Jerry Zaks directs and Warren Carlyle choreographs the production, which began previews on March 15.With music and lyrics by Jerry Herman and a book by Michael Stewart, Hello, Dolly! tells the story of an outspoken matchmaker and her attempts to marry "half-a-millionaire" Horace Vandergelder.Midler takes on the title role opposite David Hyde Pierce as Horace. This revival also stars Kate Baldwin as Irene Molloy and Gavin Creel as Cornelius Hackl, with Taylor Trensch as Barnaby Tucker opposite Beanie Feldstein as Minnie Fay. Jennifer Simard completes the principal cast as Ernestina with Will Burton as Ambrose Kemper and Melanie Moore as Ermengarde.Completing the cast are Cameron Adams, Phillip Attmore, Giuseppe Bausilio, Justin Bowen, Elizabeth Earley, Taeler Cyrus, Leslie Donna Flesner, Jenifer Foote, Jessica Lee Goldyn, Stephen Hanna, Michael Hartung, Robert Hartwell, Aaron Kaburick, Amanda LaMotte, Analisa Leaming, Jess LeProtto, Ian Liberto, Kevin Ligon, Nathan Madden, Linda Mugleston, Hayley Podschun, Jessica Sheridan, Michaeljon Slinger, Christian Dante White, Branch Woodman, Ryan Worsing and Richard Riaz Yoder. Hello, Dolly! Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 25, 2018 Bette Midler in 'Hello, Dolly!'(Photo: Julieta Cervantes) View Comments
Vermont Business Magazine A project in Waterbury was among four projects in New England to repair and upgrade drinking water infrastructure that were recognized for excellence and innovation by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in Boston. The Village of Waterbury was recognized for its wastewater treatment facility upgrade.“The Clean Water State Revolving Fund program helps communities and water systems through low-interest loans that can be used to update aging infrastructure, create jobs, and protect the public health and the environment,” said EPA New England Regional Administrator Alexandra Dunn. “The scale and complexity of the projects that are being recognized show the determination and creativity of EPA’s partners in achieving water quality goals.”The Waterbury Wastewater Treatment Facility discharges into the Winooski River, which discharges to Lake Champlain. To meet the phosphorus limits for Lake Champlain, the village installed an advanced phosphorus removal system that achieves the desired output of solids and rain, while removing more organics than the aerated lagoon wastewater treatment process in use previously. This new system has shown a decrease in solids being discharged. A new building was constructed for the system and a new sludge drying bed structure was built to dewater and store the chemical sludge before it goes to a landfill.This $7.3 million project was funded mostly by federal and state grants, with a Clean Water State Revolving Fund loan to cover the rest.The other projects were in Lewiston-Auburn, Maine, Newport, RI, and Grafton, MA. These were among 30 honored nationwide as part of the Clean Water State Revolving Fund program.BackgroundThe Clean Water State Revolving Fund, a federal-state partnership, gives communities a permanent, independent source of low-cost financing for a wide range of water quality infrastructure projects. Over the past 31 years, its programs have provided more than $132 billion in financing for water quality infrastructure.Within the Clean Water State Revolving Fund program, a “Performance and Innovation in the SRF Creating Environmental Success” program celebrates innovation. The projects that were recognized through this program ran the gamut from large wastewater infrastructure projects to small decentralized and agriculture projects.Learn more about each of the 2018 PISCES recognized projects at https://www.epa.gov/cwsrf/pisces(link is external).
Related Connected fitness streaming platform, iFit has announced the completion of a US$200m growth equity investment led by Pamplona Capital Management.iFit is available on NordicTrack treadmills, incline trainers, rowers, cycles and strength products. It is owned by ICON Health & Fitness, which is also the parent company of fitness market specialists NordicTrack, ProForm and Freemotion.iFit notes that its proprietary streaming technology allows a multi-faceted interaction between the user, their iFit trainer and their smart machine… ‘iFit seamlessly adjusts the speed, incline, decline, and resistance of iFit-enabled machines in sync with interactive trainer-led streaming workouts shot on location around the world.’Content on all machines includes interactive studio classes, global workouts, cross training workouts and Google map workouts.“This capital raise will allow iFit to further accelerate its rapidly growing interactive fitness platform in the connected home and club fitness industries,” said Scott Watterson, Founder, Chairman and CEO of ICON.“We will dramatically expand consumer awareness, broaden the most expansive library of interactive fitness content in the world, and continue to invest in innovation and technology that truly enhances our customers’ fitness experience.”He continued, “Our company is unique in the fitness industry. We have multiple brands including NordicTrack, ProForm and Freemotion, with multiple price points and multiple product lines of treadmills, bikes, elliptical machines, rowers and strength products. As a result, we enjoy a booming direct-to-consumer business and a successful retail distribution, with more than 1,500 locations where consumers can shop our connected equipment in person. These factors create a prime environment for sustainable membership growth.“Our current base of 330,000 paid memberships is growing rapidly. We added more than 77,000 new paid iFit subscribers in our last quarter alone. That uptake is indicative of a strong consumer affinity for the iFit experience across our product lines.”Watterson concluded “As a company, we’re laser-focused on bringing iFit’s exceptional interactive fitness experience to as many consumers as possible, on as many products as possible, as fast as possible. This capital raise just accelerated our ability to achieve our mission.”www.iconfitness.com
Rep. Cindy Holscher says Monday will be crucial in the debate over K-12 funding.Each legislative session, we provide the Shawnee Mission area’s elected officials with the chance to share their thoughts about what’s happening in the state capitol. Rep. Cindy Holscher, Rep. Jan Kessinger and Sen. Jim Denning are scheduled to send updates this week. Here’s Rep. Holscher’s filing:Register to continue
Anubia and Auset, the two teen organizers of the Black Lives Matter rally, led the way. Eric Williams’ shirt read, “I am George Floyd.” People young and old turned out in Stotzky Park for the first rally held on Sunday afternoon. Independent/Christine Heeren Malyk Leonard urged people to get involved in their community and in politics. An embrace. Independent/Christine Heeren Some of the protestors laid in the prone position with their hands behind their back like George Floyd was when a Minnesota officer kneeled on his neck, leading to his death. The names of men and women who have lost their lives to police brutality and acts of hate were read out loud. how can you perform CPR on someone who is handcuffed with their hands to their back? ” a man named Freddie, holding the megaphone asked the crowd earlier. Later, they demonstrated. Masks were a must at the rallies. This protestor wrote, “BLM ” for Black Lives Matter on his. “Racism can go by ways if you have that not only in your mind, but you have that in your heart,” The Rev. Arthor L. Faber told the crowd at Stotzky Park. They held signs like, “I can’t breathe,” and held up their hands. “Enough Been Enough.” At least 200 protestors filled West Main Street in Riverhead for part of a demonstration on Sunday afternoon. Eric Williams, the organizer of the “Enough Is Enough” really addressed the crowd with his cousin, the Rev. Arthor L. Faber. “We do things the right way,” Riverhead Town Police Chief David Hegermiller said in response when someone yelled his department does things the wrong way. Independent/Christine Heeren Many signs, one message. Eric Williams organized the “Enough Is Enough” rally in Stotzky Park. Protestors walked in the street during part of the march. The names of all those who have lost their lives. Protestors embraced. The message is more than just a hashtag. Amid the coronavirus pandemic, protestors found ways to put their message on their mask. Attendees are looking for justice. Videographer: Independent/Christine HeerenA woman shouts for justice during the march. Independent/Christine HeerenHundreds turned out Sunday afternoon in Riverhead in support of George Floyd, delivering a message that systemic racism and police brutality cannot be tolerated any longer.The Enough is Enough Rally’s assembly in the parking lot of Stotzky Park drew well over 100 people to show solidarity in their outrage of how Floyd, handcuffed, died when a Minnesota police kneeled on his neck, suffocating him May 25. About a dozen speakers urged the crowd to incite change rather than violence, as some protestors have in cities around the country in recent days.Later, in a non-permitted assembly organized by a Riverhead teen and billed as a Black Lives Matter protest, at least 200 people marched through the streets of downtown Riverhead. They convened at the Riverfront, walked up Main Street chanting things like, “No justice, no peace,” and congregated by the gazebo at Riverhead Town Hall, where the names of known victims of police brutality were read.“They are trying to rule George Floyd’s death as underlying disease. He was murdered,” an organizer who only said her name was Anubia, from the gazebo. Despite charges brought against the officer, “They’re still trying to say that the police were not in the wrong.”“No more silence. Silence is violence. Silence is loud,” she said. “To all my Americans here today — speak up.”An embrace. Independent/Christine HeerenAt both events, most attendees wore masks to prevent the transmission of the novel coronavirus. Gatherings of more than 10 people is technically still prohibited under New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s executive orders.During the group’s march back into town, they demonstrated in the middle of Main Street. Some sat, others kneeled, and some laid prone with their hands behind their backs — Floyd’s position while he pleaded with the officer to get off of him.The police presence was a stark contrast to the rally earlier in the day, where there had been very little. Town of Riverhead, Town of Southampton, and state police officers stood by wearing helmets and holding shields. A command van was parked around the corner from the police department at the ready. Some protestors yelled at police officers. No violence was reported, though.Organizers asked to hear from the police, and Riverhead Police Chief David Hagermiller, who had been keeping an eye on the protest from a vehicle, and addressed the crowd.“I’ve been here 38 years. I’m protecting you every day. These guys are protecting you every day,” he said, motioning to the officers behind him. “We’re doing our jobs. If there’s a problem with us, you come to me and we talk about what happened.”A protestor. Independent/Christine HeerenSome people screamed about their grievances with local cops, with one woman saying an officer told her, “You’re next,” during an altercation amid the march.Another man asked why there are not more minorities on the police force. The chief said he would like to hire more, but there are not many on the county’s Civil Service list.At the rally in the park, Malyk Leonard, a Riverhead native, said the answer lies within the community, which he noted is predominantly black and Latino.“Do we have police that actually represent the community? If not, go to the police station and sign up to become a police officer,” he said. “We talk about inequity in education, but let’s ask ourselves, do the board members represent us? Do they look like us? If not, run for the board.”“If you don’t want to run for office, vote,” Leonard continued. “If you’re not registered to vote, go to the post office, go to the DMV, go to town hall and vote out the people who are not doing anything for us and vote people in who can actually do something for us.”Evelyn Hobson, a Riverhead police officer, said as a black woman, and mother of a young black man, she “checks all the boxes of who is affected by systemic racism, and questions actions of some officers.”People young and old turned out in Stotzky Park for the first rally held on Sunday afternoon. Independent/Christine Heeren“I understand the pain, the rage and the anger, but expressing it through violence and damage to property is counterproductive as opposed to productive,” she said to the crowd. “If your house is on the verge of falling down you don’t snatch away the cornerstone, you reinforce it, you work together to strengthen the foundation.”Eric Williams, a security guard at Riverhead High School who helps organize the annual “Stop the Violence” basketball game in Riverhead, put the rally together, getting the proper permits and promising a peaceful protest. But, he said, he refused to bring his 10-year-old son and 8-year-old daughter out of fear it would turn violent.“Let’s do this peacefully, together,” said Lawrence Street, the president of the Eastern Long Island branch of the NAACP. “This is nothing new,” he said of police brutality. “I could stand here and talk about the problems to you guys, but it’s about a solution to the problems. We need to start thinking about what do we do about this.”“The only way that we can make a difference right now is that we need to vote,” he added. “Get out and vote.”“We do things the right way,” Riverhead Town Police Chief David Hegermiller said in response when someone yelled his department does things the wrong way. Independent/Christine HeerenSeveral local politicians were also in attendance. Riverhead Councilwoman Catherine Kent quoted James Baldwin, who said, “Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.”“We cannot begin healing unless we honestly face our problems,” she said.The Rev. Arthor L. Faber said the time to stand silent is over. He told a 25-year-old story about the time he was on his way to work at Stotzky Park. The then-14-year-old was walking with an egg sandwich and an Arizona iced tea when a sheriff pulled over and made him sit on a curb while he dumped out the can.“He wanted to make sure that I knew who I was, and who he was, and to never forget this experience,” Faber said. “I can’t say that I’m Mr. Floyd, because I’m still here talking. And I can’t say what his intentions were, but I can tell I felt violated . . . I can tell you I felt humiliated over a can of iced tea.”Just nine months earlier, Rodney King had been dragged out of his car and beaten by Los Angeles cops.When Faber told his mother, a police officer, what happened, “You know what advise she gave me? God bless her — ‘Don’t say nothing,’” he recounted. “I loved my mom, and I didn’t know then, but she was a product of her environment too. But I do know now that the time for us to remain silent is over.”Christine Heeren contributed reporting to this firstname.lastname@example.org Small children also took part in the march. People also chanted, “I can’t breathe.” Some sat, some kneeled to symbolically stand up to injustice during what was billed as a Black Lives Matter protest Sunday. Share