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Ozen’s late touchdowns topple Vidor

By on January 26, 2021

first_img For the rest of the night the Pirates could not catch a break while the Panthers strung together 21 unanswered points on only three possessions. The Pirate offenses only picked up three first downs on their final five possessions as the Panthers went on to win 41-21.Next week the Pirates will travel to Lumberton. The Pirates (2-3, 0-2) were led by Sage Smith as he contributed big plays on both sides of the ball. Smith rushed for 130 yards on 19 carries and produced a 52-yard pick six on defense. Jeremy Stephenson also had a big night adding 67 yards and two rushing touchdowns.After both teams offenses were quickly run off the field on their first possessions, the Panthers (1-4, 1-1) got on the board first just four minutes into the game when Boyd completed a 12-yard pass to Ceasar. The snap on the point after was a little wild and the Pirates’ Marcus Moore took down the place holder before he could find any options.After both teams traded another series, the Panthers found themselves just 13 yards away from a second touchdown after recovering a Pirate fumble. Just three plays later Boyd found the end zone on a three yard run. The Panthers converted the two point conversion for a 14-0 lead with 10:33 remaining in the second quarter. With just four minutes left in the first half the Pirate offense began to show its first signs of life. After taking over on the Panther 22 yard line, they strung together a nine-play drive that was capped off with a thee yard run from Jeremy Stephenson. Sage Smith contributed 37 yards rushing on the drive on just three carries. Michael Tamayo’s kick moved the score to 14-7 with only 55 seconds until the halftime buzzer.On the following drive the Panthers were looking to regain some momentum going into the half until the Pirates Sage Smith jumped the route to intercept the ball behind the line of scrimmage. Smith took it 52 yards to the house with no one giving chase. Tamayo’s kick tied the game at 14 with nine seconds until half time.After the Pirates went three and out to start the second half ,the Panthers set up on the Pirates 19-yard line. On the second play of the drive Boyd dumped the ball off to Rodney Randal on a screen pass that resulted in an 83 yard touchdown pass. The Panthers would fail on the 2-point conversion attempt leaving the score at 20-14.The Pirates answered right back on the following possession as Jeremy Stephenson found the end zone after a 20 yard tote. Tamayo’s kick gave the Pirates their only lead of the night with 7:17 remaining in the third quarter.center_img The Vidor Pirates were not able to find their first district win Friday night against the Ozen Panthers as they lost 41-21.The Pirates had a 21-20 lead midway through the third quarter but the craftiness of Josh Boyd helped the Panthers score 21 unanswered points to seal the victory. Boyd was the heart of the Panthers offense as it seemed that no one could get a grip on him to bring him to the turf. Boyd rushed for 194 yards, with many of those yards coming off of broken plays. Boyd also was able to find seven different receivers to total 210 yards passing.last_img read more

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Michael Dale Tillman

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first_img Visitation for family and friends will be on Friday, June 10, 2016 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM with a rosary to be prayed at 6:00 PM at Clayton Thompson Funeral Home in Groves. Service to honor Michael’s life will be at 10:00 AM Saturday, June 11, 2016 in the Thompson Memorial Chapel at Clayton Thompson. Entombment will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Michael Dale Tillman, 63, of Port Arthur, Texas passed away on Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at the Medical Center of Southeast Texas.He was born on February 8, 1953 to Lois Davis Tillman and Harmon Edward Tillman in Sulphur, Louisiana. Michael has been a resident of the area for 40 years. He retired as General Manager (Floating) for Pizza Inn Restaurants with the last one being Pizza Inn in Port Neches. He was a member of the Catholic faith. He is also survived by his two sisters, Karen Bruce and husband, John of Sulphur, LA., Sandy Carver and husband, William of DeRidder, LA., two brothers, Gary Tillman of Alexandria, LA. and Danny Tillman and wife, Michele of Sulphur, LA. along with numerous nieces and nephews.center_img He was preceded in death by his father, his loving wife, Sharon Marie Tillman who passed away in March, his grandchild, Baby Loya.Michael is survived by his daughters, Tracy Ann Fontenot and husband, Joseph of Lake Charles, LA., Jeanetta Sue Loya and husband, Ismael of Port Arthur, his sons, Timothy Scott Tillman of Winchester, Kentucky, Michael Allan Tillman of Port Arthur, Carl David Walton and wife, Pamela of Erath, LA., his mother, Lois Davis Tillman of Sulphur, LA. and his thirteen grandchildren.last_img read more

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SRAM Force – On the Bike

By on January 18, 2021

first_imgBIKERUMOR.com 2009 SEA OTTER CLASSIC COVERAGE: So you want to see what SRAM’s 2010 Force group looks like on a bike?  Here you go.  The post below has tech specs, this one’s just a bunch of photos.  Hit “more” to see others… Internal cable routing keeps things clean. That red glow is because the Force group with BB30 comes within 43g of SRAM’s top of the line RED group…center_img The levers continue SRAM’s ergonomic approach of outward leaning shape to make them easier to reach.  All shifting functions continue to be handled by the inner lever.The cassette is the only thing that didn’t change with this revision, however it had received some tweaks at the beginning of the year.Now, the Force can be with your bike.last_img read more

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XTERRA statement on COVID-19

By on December 31, 2020

first_img Related XTERRA Global, owner and producer of the XTERRA World Tour, is following direction provided by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), and local municipalities regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) for each of the 35 events in 25 countries on the 2020 XTERRA World Championship Qualifying Series schedule.“While each of our destinations has its own unique, evolving circumstances to consider, the health and safety of humanity and all people in the communities where we race continues to be our primary concern,” said XTERRA World Tour President, Janet Clark.To date, the XTERRA Asia-Pacific Championship scheduled for March 28, 2020 and XTERRA Japan scheduled for September 20, 2020, have been cancelled, and three European Tour events scheduled in April – Malta, Croatia, and Greece – have been postponed.Looking ahead, XTERRA adds that each event will be thoroughly vetted, individually, to determine further restrictions, cancellations, and safety measures.An event status page has been posted on the XTERRA World Tour website, and updates will be published as they are confirmed. In addition, registered athletes will be informed of updates as they occur on an event-by-event basis via email, and through local and regional social media and website postings.The XTERRA World Tour racing committee is also monitoring the ever-changing situation and will adjust and communicate tour rule changes as needed for the XTERRA Asia-Pacific, European, and US series on the event status and individual tour information pages.www.XTERRAPlanet.comwww.xterraplanet.com/xterra-and-covid-19last_img read more

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A look at some of Roeland Park’s concepts for improving pedestrian access along Roe Blvd.

By on December 20, 2020

first_imgRoeland Park is in the process of identifying priorities for the planned 2020 reconfiguration of Roe Blvd. from I-35 to Johnson Drive with the goal of increasing pedestrian safety and comfort.As part of the visioning phase, the city has put together conceptual designs for a number of key points along the street. Here’s a look at a design for the intersection of 53rd Street and Rosewood, with would include a new median island with crosswalks allowing pedestrians to travel east to west across the street:Here are two different options for the entrance to the CVS and vet center in the business district. Both include an eight-foot path on the west side of the street that’s buffered from Roe Blvd.:Here’s 50th Terrace and Roe Lane, which could include several new crosswalks and pedestrians islands, as well as new medians to sort traffic:And here’s 48th and Skyline, which could include several new crosswalks as well:The city is taking input on area residents’ priorities for the redesign via an online survey here.last_img read more

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Peru finds local Zika cases; report supports complication links

By on November 18, 2020

first_imgAmong key developments in the Zika virus outbreak, Peru’s health ministry yesterday reported its first local cases, and a new analysis today from a Brazilian research team revealed a strong temporal correlation between the outbreak and later spikes in Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) and suspected microcephaly.In other developments today, two top health officials briefed the media on outbreak and vaccine developments at the Pan American Health Organization’s (PAHO’s) Washington, DC, headquarters, where a conference on Zika risk communication is under way.Peru finds cases in 2 regionsAt the PAHO briefing today, Sylvain Aldighieri, MD, PAHO’s Zika incident manager, said Peru had reported its first local cases, and the country’s Ministry of Health (MOH) described the findings yesterday in a press release in Spanish on its Web site. In mid-April Peru had reported a sexual transmission case in a woman who was infected by her husband, who had contracted the virus during travel to Venezuela.In yesterday’s announcement the MOH said three other locally acquired cases have been reported, two from Yurimaguas in Loreto region and one from Jaen in Cajamarca region. Both are in northern Peru. It said three other cases are under investigation.Health Minister Anibal Velasquez said the patients are being treated and tests on people who live nearby have been negative. The ministry said mosquito control efforts, including fumigation, are underway to prevent further spread of the virus and that microcephaly monitoring has been stepped up in affected areas.Overall, the country has reported nine imported cases, four locally acquired infections (including the sexual transmission case from Lima), and three that are under investigation.Brazilian data show GBS, microcephaly lagThe Brazilian report showed a clear-cut relationship between a rise in acute exanthematous (rashlike) illness (AEI) in Brazil and rises in Guillain-Barre syndrome 5 to 9 weeks later, followed by a spike in microcephaly 30 to 33 weeks later. The findings, published today in Emerging Infectious Diseases, are based on sentinel surveillance established in April 2015 in Brazil’s Salvador state to track patients with unexplained acute rashlike illness.Investigators reached back to Feb 15, 2015, to look for such cases, including ones reported through Dec 31. When Salvador had its first reports of neurologic syndrome cases in adults in late May, officials modified their surveillance to look for hospitalized patients with complications that might be linked to Zika virus.After the increase in microcephaly cases was first reported in Pernambuco state in September, the surveillance system requested all reports of newborns with suspected neurologic problems. The first was reported Jul 11, 2015, and the researchers included all cases reported up to Mar 10, 2016. They said they included all suspected microcephaly cases, since only 27.7% of them had been investigated.The surveillance system recorded 17,503 illness cases, 51 GBS hospitalizations, and 367 newborns with suspected microcephaly. Researchers found that raw and smoothed data showed a clear start, peak, and decline in cases, followed by classic epidemic time-series incidences for acute rashlike illness, GBS, and suspected microcephaly. Acute illnesses peaked in early May, with GBS cases peaking in early to mid-June and suspected microcephaly peaking from mid-November through mid-December.They said the lag time they saw with GBS fit with the results from a recent case-control study from French Polynesia’s Zika virus outbreak and that the suspected microcephaly findings show a strong association with acute illness during the first pregnancy trimester, which they said is also consistent with other findings.”Although such temporal associations do not prove causation, their strength and pattern makes a major contribution to the growing body of data supporting the association of GBS and congenital malformations with previous exposure to Zika virus (or , at least an AEI),” the group wrote.Briefing covers disease risks, vaccine trialDuring today’s PAHO briefing, Aldighieri and Tony Fauci, MD, director of the US National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), addressed the communication challenges regarding a disease that is typically mild but has serious complications against a backdrop of many unanswered questions.Fauci said it’s still not known what percentage of mothers infected with Zika virus will deliver a baby with microcephaly or another congenital abnormality, noting that early studies have put the number at anywhere between 1% and 29%. He said global health groups haven’t recommended that women in affected areas delay pregnancy, because the issue is extremely personal and is colored by religious and cultural practices, with little access to birth control in some countries.Fauci said local transmission on the US mainland is likely and will hopefully be confined to areas in Florida and Texas that have reported two other diseases carried by Aedes aegypti mosquitoes: chikungunya and dengue. Though Aedes albopictus mosquitoes can spread the disease and occur in more states, he said, they aren’t as focused on humans. “Just because it is capable of spreading the disease doesn’t mean it will be a major player,” he addedRegarding vaccine development, Fauci said a small phase 1 trial involving about 80 people is slated to begin in September to assess if the vaccine is safe and hits immune response targets. The next step would be to test the vaccine in a country with local transmission, and if high levels of transmission are still under way, researchers might be able to enroll enough people for the trial to qualify as phase 2b, which might produce enough information to assess if the vaccine is effective.It’s always possible that the population could develop herd immunity, which would make testing the vaccine difficult, Fauci said. “But if you look at the history of dengue, dengue did not come and disappear.”Aldighieri said the long-term outlook in the Americas region is uncertain, but in the short- and mid-term, millions of infections are expected.See also:May 2 Peru MOH report (in Spanish)May 3 Emerg Infect Dis reportlast_img read more

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Life-Changer

By on October 16, 2020

first_imgAt the recent Houston Open, I had an opportunity to spend some quality time with Butch Harmon, who I consider to be a living legend. The Harmon family is well known for its involvement in the world of golf, mainly as golf instructors and club professionals at various clubs. Butch says teaching golf is in his blood and while he’s cut down a little, he’s still very active as swing coach to Dustin Johnson and Rickie Fowler, among others.He’s in the record books as being the swing coach to Tiger Woods for a lot of Tiger’s good years and important major victories. Butch’s brother, Dick, sadly passed away from a heart attack at age 57, but his roster included Fred Couples, Craig Stadler, Jay Haas, and Steve Elkington, among others. The patriarch of this amazing golf family, Claude, was the head professional at Winged Foot Golf Club from 1945 to 1978, and eventually landed in Houston, where he passed away at age 73.Butch Harmon was at the Houston Open as this year’s Tournament Honoree. Butch lived and worked in Houston for the 17 years before moving to Las Vegas, where his academy is now located, and offered the secluded location needed for his sessions with Tiger.He was very candid with me in disclosing that at one point in his life, partying and gambling were his priority over hard work. When Butch figured out that he had to change his life around, he shared with me that he came to Houston to seek the only kind of loving, but stern help blood relatives can provide. His brother Dick and his father showed Butch a blueprint to turn his life around. He received the impactful advice that he desperately sought and managed to find the guiding light that he desperately needed.Butch has gone on to be regarded as one of the greatest teachers of the game and can certainly take some small amount of credit for at least part of Tiger’s 81 victories, which include 15 major championships. I’m proud to call Butch Harmon a friend.Big dreams are a must for anyone looking to make it on the PGA Tour. One of those dreams became a reality at the Houston Open. The story of Lanto Griffin would certainly be turned down by Hollywood as too far-fetched. At a very young age, Griffin’s father, Michael, wanted his son to be involved in golf. Sadly, Michael Griffin passed away when Lanto was only 12 years old. At a time when continuing to pay for his golf at his father’s club would have been more than difficult, Lanto received a call from the head pro, Steve Prater, letting him know that he would always be welcome at the club and he would never have to pay for his golf there.Prater stepped in to become his mentor, instructor, and father figure and helped young Griffin navigate that difficult time in his life. To this day he is the instructor for Lanto Griffin and an important part of the team.To say the victory in Houston was a life changer for the now 31-year-old Lanto Griffin is an understatement. Consider this: In 2014 he was down to his last $176 and was on the brink of not realizing his dream. Now Griffin has job security on the PGA Tour for basically three years, he will join me in Maui for the winner’s only event (the Tournament of Champions), and then he will get an invitation to The Masters, The Players, and The PGA Championship just for winning in the Houston Open. His life’s opportunities have changed, but I’m pretty sure his priorities will stay the same. I have known, and still know, many club professionals in my lifetime and golf career. It’s certainly an honorable, caring profession filled with those who will gladly help anyone who wants to learn this great game. There’s just none any better than a caring club pro who took a grieving 12-year-old boy under his wing and helped guide him to become the man and golfer that he is today . . . a PGA Tour champion. bobvoiceofgolf@gmail.com Sharelast_img read more

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Air Products secures solar supply deal

By on October 7, 2020

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Houston: a new location for Cryostar USA

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Empire Flood Gate Scheme Includes Dredging

By on October 6, 2020

first_imgKiewit and Pittman joint venture has won a $65.8 million worth Empire Flood Gate project that will help cut the risk of future flooding, protecting homes and businesses in the Plaquemines Parish.Works on the project are expected to take approximately three years with completion scheduled for summer 2017. The construction on the project should begin within the next 30 days.The work for the project is extensive as it consists of dredging a new bypass channel, and the construction of a new sector flood gate structure with associated mechanical and electrical systems, new storage platform, new floodwall with riprap berms and embankments, new channel with riprap erosion protection, new guide wall and impact dolphins, new rock dike, demolition of existing guide wall and existing flood gate electrical and mechanical systems.“The flood gate being put into place will be a new structure that is able to provide the most protection to the parish and regulate the waterway in the respective area,” said Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser. “The gate will be able to open and close with minimal disruption to marina traffic and without the fear of malfunction. It is truly a great project, and we thank the Army Corps of Engineers for moving it along so quickly.”“Plaquemines Parish continues to progress with all of our flood protection projects making them a top priority for parish safety. We are determined to continue and start as many of these projects as possible to be certain that Plaquemines is maximizing our funding and time to prepare for parish residents and businesses’ safety.”[mappress]Press Release, September 17, 2014last_img read more

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