Robert Lovell Written by Tags: Baseball/Pac 12/Utah Utes FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY – The Utah baseball team opened a three-game series against Washington with a 6-4 loss on Thursday afternoon.Wade Gulden led Utah at the plate with a 2-for-4 performance, including an RBI triple.Tanner Thomas pitched six innings with seven strikeouts in the loss, allowing four runs (one earned) on six hits with no walks. Spencer Kevin Johnson struck out four over 2 2/3 innings, surrendering two runs on three hits with two walks. Trenton Stoltz also made an appearance on the mound for the Utes.Both pitchers were strong over the first four innings with Washington breaking the stalemate in the top of the fifth with three runs on three hits, with two of the runs unearned after an error.Utah put up its first run of the game in the bottom of the fifth. Chandler Anderson reached on an error and Gulden singled, setting up a squeeze play from Matt Richardson to score Anderson.Washington took a 5-1 lead after scoring runs in the sixth and seventh innings before Utah put up two runs in the bottom of the seventh to cut that lead to 5-3. Dominic Foscalina hit a two-out single to right field and Gulden followed with an RBI triple that got caught in the wind. Erick Migueles stepped in as a pinch hitter for an RBI double to right center before Washington ended the inning with a ground out. The Huskies added an insurance run on a solo home run in the eighth.Anderson hit a one-out triple to left field to begin a ninth-inning rally for the Utes. He scored on a ground out before a fly out ended the game.Utah and Washington play game two of the series on Friday, May 18, at 11:30 a.m. MT. May 17, 2018 /Sports News – Local Utah Baseball Opens Washington Series With 6-4 Loss
The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) announced that 15 teams applied for one of the four invitations to perform at the World Cup in Spain next year.The strongest candidates come from Europe-B&H, Finland, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Poland, Russia and Turkey. From North and South America there are request from Brazil, Canada and Venezuela, and from Asia the candidates are China and Qatar, and from Africa, Nigeria is a candidate.FIBA will reveal the countries that will receive an invitation during the meeting of its Executive Committee, on 1 and 2 February next year in Barcelona. There is also a chance that the Executive Committee would shorten the list of candidates for invitations this month in Buenos Aires.(Source: klix.ba)
(Source: klix.ba) BH athletes recorded excellent results at the European Games in Baku in the last couple of days. BH athlete Hamza Alić, won first place in the shot put by achieving a length of 20.26 meters, and another BH athlete, Amel Tuka, broke the European games 800 meter record.A member of the Athletic Club of Zenica, Amel Tuka, ran the 800 meters in a time of 1:50:16, and improved placement of our team in this prestigious competition. Amel held the first position during the whole length of the race, and at the end he celebrated his result by lowering his face to the ground.Kemal Mešić was awarded 3rd place in discus, which is not his primary discipline, and the athlete Gorana Cvijetić, who ran the 100-meter hurdles in 14.11 seconds, was ranked 3rd as well. Another 3rd place went to Osman Junuzović who ran 3,000 meters with a time 8:54.55, while Mladen Petrušić won 4th place with a height of 1.78 meters in high jump.Our team is currently in 6th place with score of 161 points, out of 14 teams, and javelin thrower Dejan Mileusnić will perform as well.
Drake University track and field head coach, two-time Olympian and former University of Missouri track star Natasha Kaiser-Brown has been selected for enshrinement into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame. Kaiser-Brown will be inducted into the Hall of Fame on Jan. 31 in Springfield, Mo.Kaiser-Brown, who is in her 15th season as the Bulldogs’ head coach, came to Drake University in 2000 after serving as an assistant coach at the University of Missouri for seven years. During her tenure as head coach the Bulldogs have set more than 40 school records and consistently produced individual MVC Champions and NCAA qualifiers.During her tenure with the Bulldogs, she has also made the program one of the academically strongest teams in the nation. In the last three seasons, the Bulldogs have had six MVC Elite 18 Award winners, more than any other program during that period. The teams have consistently been among the MVC leaders in Scholar-Athlete team selections and garnered yearly All-Academic Team accolades from the USTFCCCA. In 2015, the women’s track and field team posted the 12th highest grade point average in the nation.Before her coaching career, Kaiser-Brown, a native of Des Moines, graduated from Roosevelt High School where she was a nine-time Iowa state high school champion. At the University of Missouri Kaiser-Brown was a six-time All-American, five-time Big 8 Conference champion and was named the 1989 Big 8 Female Athlete of the Year. Brown holds five individual records at Mizzou and ran on eight record-setting relay teams.After her collegiate career Kaiser-Brown represented the United States on 16 national teams, highlighted by running a leg on the U.S. silver medal women’s 4×400-meter relay at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. She was also a member of the 1996 U.S. Olympic team and has a total of four World Championship medals, including a gold medal in the 4×400 relay in 1993.Kaiser-Brown competed in 16 Drake Relays, winning the invitational 400 meters at the 1990, 1993, and 1998 Drake Relays and was inducted into the 1995 Drake Relays Athletes Hall of Fame.The enshrinement will take place Sunday, January 31 at 5p.m. at the University Plaza Hotel and Convention Center in Springfield, Mo. Print Friendly Version
27 October 2014Guests get a close-up look at a strolling giraffe at South Africa’s Londolozi private game reserve, voted the best of the world’s top 100 resorts and hotels by readers of Conde Nast Traveler magazine. (Image: Chris Kane-Berman, Londolozi) That South Africa punches well above its weight in the global luxury travel market was again confirmed with the release of this year’s prestigious Conde Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Awards: the country garnered the top spot in the best 100 hotels and resorts, and Cape Town was voted fourth out of the world’s 25 must-see cities.Londolozi private game reserve at Sabi Sands in Mpumalanga was voted the best place in the world to stay by some 77 000 readers of the luxury travel magazine, who gave the resort a near-perfect score of 98.96 out of 100. The Singita reserve, also at Sabi Sand, came in at fourth on the list, scoring 98.1. The two reserves beat out such iconic global hotels as the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah in Dubai, Palazzo Avino in Ravello, Mystique in Santorini and Taj Lake Palace in Udaipur, India.“This five-camp preserve in a riverine forest offers the vacation of a lifetime – everything is fabulous,” Conde Nast said of Londolozi when the award results were published on 20 October.“In a perfect-scoring location on the Sand River, accommodations include Pioneer Camp, with three private suites decorated in Ralph Lauren style, and Varty Camp, where chalets in earth tones have private pools. Enjoy freshly baked muffins on the deck at sunrise while watching the elephants below – an absolutely incredible experience.”Foreign travellers are coming to South Africa in larger numbers every year, according to Statistics South Africa’s latest tourism report, released on Monday. In 2013, the total number of foreigners visiting the country rose to 12.1-million, up from 13.7-million in 2012.Altogether, seven South African hotels and resorts made the top 100, including Lion Sands at Sabi Sand, in 24th place, Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve in the Cederberg (41), Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve (54), &Beyond Lodges Sabi Sand (55) and Singita Kruger National Park (69). Including South Africa, 14 African resorts – in Tanzania, Botswana and Rwanda – got the nod in the top 100 list.South Africa’s coastal city of Cape Town came in at fourth place in Conde Nast readers’ choice of the best 25 cities in the world, ahead of Rome, Barcelona and San Francisco. Flowery performers at the 2014 Cape Town Carnival. (Image: Cape Town World Design Capital )“Cape Town is the best city in the world for blending urban culture with the great outdoors,” wrote Maria Shollenbarger, the magazine’s editor at large. “They’re literally a five-minute drive from each other. There’s an exploding food scene, with vegetables, wine, and cheese coming from the gorgeous Cape Winelands; and then there’s the top of Table Mountain which, on the right day, can feel as pristine and empty as when the Dutch first pitched up in the early 17th century.”The city also swept the board for the Conde Nast list of the best 15 hotels in Africa. The One&Only, Ellerman House, Mount Nelson, Twelve Apostles and Cape Cadogan hotels grabbed the first five positions, the Cape Grace ninth place, the Table Bay Hotel 10th and the Victoria & Alfred Hotel 15th. South African hotels in total took up 11 places on the list of 15, including the Saxon Boutique Hotel in Johannesburg (7), and Le Quartier Francais (11) and La Residence (14), both in Franschhoek near Cape Town.Conde Nast Traveler Best Hotels in Africa: Readers’ Choice Awards 2014#1 – One&Only Cape Town – Cape Town, South Africa#2 – Ellerman House – Cape Town, South Africa#3 – Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel – Cape Town, South Africa#4 – Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa – Cape Town, South Africa#5 – Cape Cadogan Hotel – Cape Town, South Africa#6 – Gibb’s Farm – Ngorongoro, Tanzania#7 – Saxon Boutique Hotel – Johannesburg, South Africa#8 – Royal Livingstone Hotel – Livingstone, Zambia#9 – Cape Grace – Cape Town, South Africa#10 – Table Bay Hotel – Cape Town, South Africa#11 – Le Quartier Francais – Franschhoek, South Africa#12 – Giraffe Manor – Nairobi, Kenya#13 – The Stanley and Livingstone at Victoria Falls – Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe#14 – La Residence – Franschhoek, South Africa#15 – Victoria & Alfred Hotel – Cape Town, South AfricaConde Nast Traveler Top 100 Hotels & Resorts in the World 2014 The terrace and pool at the Saxon Boutique Hotel in Johannesburg, voted seventh-best in Africa. (Image: Saxon Hotel)#1 – Londolozi Private Game Reserve and Camps – Sabi Sand, South Africa#2 – Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch – Saratoga, Wyoming, USA#3 – The Mulia – Bali, Indonesia#4 – Singita Sabi Sand – Sabi Sand, South Africa#5 – Triple Creek Ranch – Darby, Montana, USA#6 – Nayara Springs – Arenal, Costa Rica#7 – Singita Grumeti Reserves – Serengeti, Tanzania#8 – Aro Ha – Queenstown, South Island, New Zealand#9 – Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle – Chiang Rai, Thailand#10 – Southern Ocean Lodge – Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia#11 – One&Only The Palm – Dubai, United Arab Emirates#12 – Gateway Canyons Resort – Gateway, Colorado, USA#13 – Cal-A-Vie – Vista, California, USA#14 – Casa Palmero – Pebble Beach, California, USA#15 – Viceroy Riviera Maya – Playa del Carmen, Mexico#16 – The Lodge – Sea Island, Georgia, USA#17 – Qualia – Hamilton Island, Queensland, Australia#18 – Nayara Hotel, Spa & Gardens – Arenal, Costa Rica#19 – Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge – Parc National des Volcans, Rwanda#20 – Mii Amo – Sedona, Arizona, Arizona#21 – Lake Austin Spa Resort – Austin, Texas, Texas#22 – XV Beacon – Boston, Massachusetts, USA#23 – Il Salviatino – Fiesole, Italy#24 – Lion Sands, Sabi Sand – Sabi Sand, South Africa#25 – Rancho Valencia Resort – San Diego, California, USA#26 – Castello di Casole – Casole D’elsa, Italy#27 – Fairmont Heritage Place, Franz Klammer Lodge – Telluride, Colorado, USA#28 – Burj Al Arab Jumeirah – Dubai, United Arab Emirates#29 – 21c Museum Hotel, Cincinnati – Cincinnati, Ohio, USA#30 – The Langham, Chicago – Chicago, Illinois, USA#31 – C Lazy U Ranch – Granby, Colorado, USA#32 – Palazzo Avino – Ravello, Italy#33 – Primland Resort – Meadows of Dan, Virginia, USA#34 – Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan – Bali, Indonesia#35 – The Point – Upper Saranac Lake, New York, USA#36 – Rancho La Puerta – Tecate, Mexico#37 – Jade Mountain – St. Lucia, St. Lucia#38 – St. Regis Punta Mita Resort – Punta de Mita, Mexico#39 – Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong – Shanghai, China#40 – Summer Lodge – Evershot, Dorset, England#41 – Bushmans Kloof – Cederberg Mountains, South Africa#42 – Guana Island Resort – Guana Island, British Virgin Islands#43 – Las Alcobas – Mexico City, D.F., Mexico#44 – Oberoi Udaivilas – Udaipur, India#45 – Old Edwards Inn and Spa – Highlands, North Carolina, USA#46 – Mystique (Luxury Collection) – Santorini, Greece#47 – Waldorf Astoria Hotel at Shanghai on the Bund – Shanghai, China#48 – Mombo and Little Mombo Camps – Moremi, Botswana#49 – Waldorf Astoria Chicago – Chicago, Illinois, USA La Quartier Francais in Franschhoek in the Western Cape come in at 11th place on the list of top African hotels. (Image: La Quartier Francais)#50 – Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti – Serengeti, Tanzania#51 – Wailea Beach Villas – Maui, Hawaii, USA#52 – Four Seasons Resort Langkawi – Langkawi, Malaysia#53 – Madden’s on Gull Lake – Brainerd, Minnesota, USA#54 – Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve – Sabi Sand, South Africa#55 – &Beyond Lodges – Sabi Sand, South Africa#56 – Wequassett Resort and Golf Club – Harwich, Massachusetts, USA#57 – Kings Pool Camp – Linyanti, Botswana#58 – Raffles Dubai – Dubai, United Arab Emirates#59 – The Pitcher Inn – Warren, Vermont, USA#60 – Canoe Bay Resort – Chetek, Wisconsin, USA#61 – Twin Farms – Barnard, Vermont, USA#62 – Weekapaug Inn – Weekapaug, Rhode Island, USA#63 – The Cloister – Sea Island, Georgia, USA#64 – Taj Lake Palace – Udaipur, India#65 – The Sanctuary Hotel at Kiawah Island Golf Resort – Kiawah Island, South Carolina, USA#66 – The Wauwinet – Nantucket, Massachusetts, USA#67 – Hotel Astoria – St. Petersburg, Russia#68 – Palm Island Resort – Palm Island, St. Vincent & the Grenadines#69 – Singita Kruger National Park – Kruger National Park, South Africa#70 – Stein Eriksen Lodge – Park City, Utah, USA#71 – Hotel Matilda – San Miguel de Allende, Mexico#72 – Hotel Alfonso XIII (Luxury Collection) – Seville, Spain#73 – Amandari – Bali, Indonesia#74 – Hotel Sorella CityCentre – Houston, Texas, USA#75 – Winvian – Litchfield, Connecticut, USA#76 – St. Regis Lhasa Resort – Lhasa, China#77 – Chewton Glen – New Milton, Hampshire, England#78 – Saffire Freycinet – Coles Bay, Tasmania, Australia#79 – Curtain Bluff – Antigua, Antigua & Barbuda#80 – Thompson Chicago – Chicago, Illinois, USA#81 – Loden Vancouver – Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada#82 – Sheen Falls Lodge – Kenmare, Co. Kerry, Ireland#83 – St. Regis Bora Bora Resort – Bora Bora, French Polynesia#84 – Colonial Houses – Williamsburg, Virginia, USA#85 – Chateau du Sureau – Oakhurst, California, USA#86 – Montage Laguna Beach – Laguna Beach, California, USA#87 – Lodge at Kauri Cliffs – Matauri Bay, North Island, New Zealand#88 – Ocean House – Watch Hill, Rhode Island, USA#89 – Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora – Bora Bora, French Polynesia#90 – River Inn of Harbor Town – Memphis, Tennessee, USA#91 – Nisbet Plantation Beach Club – Nevis, St. Kitts & Nevis#92 – Dunton Hot Springs – Dolores, Colorado, USA#93 – Esperanza – Cabo San Lucas, Mexico#94 – Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo – Tokyo, Japan#95 – Hyatt Regency Danang Resort and Spa – Da Nang, Vietnam#96 – Excellence Playa Mujeres – Playa Mujeres, Mexico#97 – Ashford Castle Hotel – Cong, Co. Mayo, Ireland#98 – Serengeti Migration Camp – Serengeti, Tanzania#99 – Savute Elephant Camp – Chobe, Botswana#100 – Four Seasons Hotel Prague – Prague, Czech RepublicConde Nast Traveler Top 20 Safari Lodges and Camps in Africa 2014#1 – Londolozi Private Game Reserve and Camps – Sabi Sand, South Africa#2 – Singita Sabi Sand – Sabi Sand, South Africa#3 – Singita Grumeti Reserves – Serengeti, Tanzania#4 – Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge – Parc National des Volcans, Rwanda#5 – Lion Sands, Sabi Sand – Sabi Sand, South Africa#6 – Bushmans Kloof – Cederberg Mountains, South Africa#7 – Mombo and Little Mombo Camps – Moremi, Botswana#8 – Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti – Serengeti, Tanzania#9 – Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve – Sabi Sand, South Africa#10 – &Beyond Lodges – Sabi Sand, South Africa#11 – Kings Pool Camp – Linyanti, Botswana#12 – Singita Kruger National Park – Kruger National Park, South Africa#13 – Savute Elephant Camp – Chobe, Botswana#14 – Thornybush Game Lodge – Kruger National Park, South Africa#15 – &Beyond Bateleur and Kichwa Tembo Camps – Masai Mara, Kenya#16 – ol Donyo Lodge – Mbirikani Group Ranch, Kenya#17 – MalaMala Game Reserve – Sabi Sand, South Africa#18 – Camp Okavango – Okavango Delta, Botswana#19 – &Beyond Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp – Okavango Delta, Botswana#20 – Little Vumbura Camp – Okavango Delta, BotswanaSouth African Competitiveness ForumBrand South Africa will host its second South African Competitiveness Forum in Johannesburg on 4 and 5 November 2014 under the theme “Active citizenship and its role in changing the South African brand reality”. 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Ghaziabad: A 19-year-old, son of a plastic scrap trader, was allegedly shot in broad daylight by unidentified bike borne assailants in Vijay Nagar area of Ghaziabad on Friday. Victim’s kin alleged a group of people in their neighbouring area have committed the crime in order to take revenge.According to police, the incident occurred around 2:30 pm at a flyover near Vijay Nagar by pass. The victim identified as Salman, a native of Haj house colony in Hindon Vihar area of Ghaziabad, was returning from Chaar Moorti roundabout in Greater Noida when the incident took place. Shabban, victim’s father told Millennium Post that few passerby took Salman to nearby MMG hospital by an OLA cab. “I was informed by one of the eyewitnesses who also took Salman to the hospital. They told me that they had made several calls to police helpline number but the help was not received so they took him to hospital by an OLA cab. The assailants might have tried to kill him but the bullet has hit his thigh. Also his belongings are missing which include three gold rings, a watch and cash,” said Shabban. He further alleged some people living in neighbouring area to have committed the crime in order to take revenge. “Around fifteen days ago, we had scuffle with a group of people living in neighbouring area in which my another son had received critical head injuries. We reported the matter to police and both the parties were presented before the magistrate where a settlement was made. However, on Thursday evening, cops held Salman while he was going to market and also seized his motorcycle and mobile phone. Salman was released later in night and we got the motorcycle released on Friday afternoon and just a couple of hours later, we received information about Salman’s getting shot at the flyover,” added Shabban. He also alleged police to have been involved with the other party and said that the incident could have been averted if police have acted on out first complaint of fight. Meanwhile police officials said that they are waiting for the victim to gain consciousness to record his statement to lodge an FIR. “Victim’s condition is stable now while we are yet to record statement. An FIR will be registered into the case while investigations will be done covering all the possible angles” said Shyamveer Singh, Station House officer of Vijay Nagar police station.
New Delhi: Hundreds of passengers had a harrowing time at the Delhi airport early Monday as the immigration system server faced technical issues for around one-and-a-half hours, affecting six international flights and resulting in long queues at the counters.An airport official said technical glitches with the server lasted between 12.15 am and 1.45 am. At around 1 am, an Air India official said that the immigration system server was down at the airport and that crew for three Air India flights were also affected. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra SinghThe system was restored at around 1.45 am, the airport official said. According to the official, six international flights were affected due to the server issue. Air India’s flights to London Heathrow and San Francisco, Cathay Pacific flight to Hong Kong, Ethiopian Airlines flight to Addis Ababa, Asiana Airlines flight to Seoul and GoAir flight to Phuket were affected, as per the official. Of the six flights, one was delayed for 50 minutes and another one for 25 minutes. Two flights were delayed by 17 minutes and another two by 18 minutes, he added. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroadDetails about which flight was delayed by how much time could not be immediately ascertained. A passenger, who was waiting for immigration check, said there was a long delay due to server issues. A public announcement was also made at the airport about the server problem and personnel started doing manual checking process, according to the passenger, who later took an Air India flight to San Francisco. Many passengers took to Twitter to complain about the delay in immigration process and some of them also tweeted pictures of long queues at the airport. The incident comes a day after Air India’s Passenger Service System faced technical glitches and was not functional for more than five hours. The incident on Saturday early morning has also resulted in delay of scores of Air India flights. The Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) is the busiest airport in the country.
Loft London, an independent digital media facility, has completed a £750,000 (€950,000) investment in its 6,500 square foot west London building. It has also announced new hires including Roger Heals, formerly of Deluxe and Re:Fine as its new head of technical operations and David Barrett from Masai Media as its new commercial director.The investment in the facility includes the installation of an Omneon based DAM and automation ingest solution which increases Loft’s automated bulk ingest/outgest capacity to 260 hours of content per day. Loft’s investment also includes an orchestration layer with the ability to automate workflows and create custom workflows; a ‘work in progress’ portal where clients can login and monitor the status of their projects; an increase in transcoding capacity; Aspera integration; the installation of XyTech’s Media Pulse resource, work order and asset management solution; and an upgrade of the FTP.Wohler’s RadiantGrid software platform has also been installed to provide transcoding, re-wrapping and frame-rate conversions within the file-based workflows. Davide Maglio, director of Loft London, said: “Over the last year Loft London has continually invested in its infrastructure and staff to provide media management services that are faster, quicker and more cost effective through automation to help our clients deliver content to multiple platforms and in multiple formats. We are very excited to show the industry how our facility has evolved.”Loft London will be exhibiting at IBC on Stand 10.A10