first_imgFOUR players and one team official have been found guilty of breaching Cricket West Indies (CWI) Code of Conduct during the Colonial Medical Insurance Super50 Cup.The four players are Jonathan Carter, Joshua da Silva, Keon Harding and Akeal Hosein; while Trinidad & Tobago Red Force head coach Mervyn Dillon was also found guilty of a breach.Four out of the five admitted to their offences and accepted the imposition of the proposed sanctions, so there was no need for formal hearings.In the case of Harding, he was charged with two breaches in the same game – a Level 1 to which he admitted and accepted the proposed sanction, and a Level 2, which he intends to appeal.On-field umpires Nigel Duguid and Lyndon Rajkumar, and reserve umpire Bernard Joseph reported Carter for a Level 1 breach of the Code of Conduct. The breach occurred during the match between Barbados Pride and Jamaica Scorpions on November 20 at the Conaree Cricket Centre in St. Kitts.The Pride captain was fined 10 per cent of his match fee by match referee Stewart Rawlins after he breached paragraph 2.3 of the Code of Conduct, relating to the abuse of cricket equipment or clothing, ground equipment or fixtures and fittings.Joseph and Rawlins reported hearing loud, crashing glass coming from the Pride dressing room and discovered that Carter was responsible for a broken glass window upon investigation.Da Silva was reported by on-field umpires Gregory Brathwaite and Leslie Reifer Jr, and reserve umpire Christopher Wright for a Level 1 breach of the Code of Conduct during the match between West Indies Emerging Players and the United States on November 19 at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Trinidad.The WI Emerging Players wicketkeeper/batsman was reprimanded by match referee Hayden Bruce after he breached paragraph 2.4 of the Code of Conduct by showing dissent at an umpire’s decision by action or verbal abuse.The umpires reported that Da Silva hung around for an extended period of time and pointed to his forearm before leaving the field after he was adjudged lbw to Noshthush Kenjige for 31.Dillon was reported by on-field umpires Gregory Brathwaite and Carl Tuckett, TV umpire Leslie Reifer Jr and reserve umpire Christopher Taylor for a Level 1 breach of the Code of Conduct during the match between Red Force and Guyana Jaguars on November 8 at Queen’s Park Oval in Trinidad.The Red Force head coach was reprimanded and fined 20 per cent of the team official’s match fee by match referee Reon King after he breached paragraph 2.4 of the Code of Conduct when he failed to follow an umpire’s instruction during the match.The umpires reported that Dillon entered the field of play during the first refreshments break of the match and was seen having a discussion with the Red Force players, after he was specifically told at the pre-tournament meeting on November 5 that no coaches are allowed onto the field of play during the hours of play.Head coach of Trinidad and Tobago Red Force Mervyn DillonFirst, Harding was reported by on-field umpires Gregory Brathwaite and Christopher Wright, TV umpire Carl Tuckett and reserve umpire Jonathan Blades for a Level 1 breach of the Code of Conduct during the match between West Indies Emerging Players and the United States on November 19 at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Trinidad.The WI Emerging Players fast bowler was fined 10 per cent by match referee Hayden Bruce after he breached paragraph 2.3 of the Code of Conduct, relating to the abuse of cricket equipment or clothing, ground equipment or fixtures and fittings.The umpires reported that Harding struck a garbage bin near the entrance of the players’ enclosure with such strong force that it was heard on the field of play. This happened after he left the field of play following his dismissal lbw to Noshthush Kenjige for a duck.Coming out of the same incident, Harding was also reported for a Level 2 breach of the Code of Conduct and was fined 70 per cent by Bruce for breaching paragraph 3.2 of the Code for showing serious dissent at an umpire’s decision by action or verbal abuse.The umpires reported that Harding showed dissent immediately at the crease when he was dismissed, and also struck an advertising hoarding when he was leaving the field.At a hearing the following day attended by Harding, West Indies Emerging Players head coach Floyd Reifer and the umpires, the player admitted to showing dissent at the crease but not striking the advertising hoarding.Harding has until November 30 to appeal the imposition of the second fine.Hosein was reported by on-field umpires Gregory Brathwaite and Christopher Wright, TV umpire Carl Tuckett and reserve umpire Jonathan Blades for a Level 1 breach of the Code of Conduct during the match between Trinidad & Tobago Red Force and West Indies Emerging Players on November 13 at Queen’s Park Oval in Trinidad.The Red Force spin bowler was reprimanded by match referee Michael Ragoonath after he breached paragraph 2.2 of the Code of Conduct when he failed to follow the instructions of the umpires.Hosein was instructed not to enter the field of play at the end of the 13th over by the on-field umpires and was further advised by the reserve umpire at the start of the 14th over that he was not allowed to enter the field of play at that time.The player, however, proceeded onto the field at the end of the 14th over in breach of the umpires’ instructions. 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first_imgUSC strategic public relations graduate student Anais Medina Diaz was upset when she found out last week that she could only invite four people to her satellite graduation ceremony. Her friends at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism felt the same.Last year, the graduation ceremonies for the School of Communication and the School of Journalism were held in separate locations. Daily Trojan file photo.“We all felt this sudden change was inconsiderate and insensitive to our cultures and families and friends,” Diaz said. Diaz decided to take action. During spring break, she created a petition  addressed to Annenberg Dean Willow Bay and Annenberg’s Office of Communication and Marketing, urging the school to reconsider the invite limit.Before spring break, Annenberg announced that the ceremonies for the School for Journalism and the School for Communication would be combined, as opposed to other years when the two held separate ceremonies. It had also announced that Annenberg students will only be able to invite four guests. “Most of us, I know in my cohort, have extended families and mentors that would love to see us graduate,” graduate student Brittany Stamoulis said. “Especially with our master degrees, it was very important for the most of us and a lot of us are first generation college students so that’s a big thing.” The petition asks Bay and the Office of Communications and Marketing to either hold separate ceremonies, increase the ticket amount per student, open the reception to more guests, or have the ceremony take place at an open space on campus to avoid the ticket limit. “Family members and friends have booked flights and hotel rooms to see this one special moment in their family’s history. Expenses that can not be refunded, cancelled or rearranged. Days off work that can not be repaid,” the petition read.The petition said Annenberg failed to communicate the information properly and that the “process to making this decision should’ve been more open and transparent.”“We are planning what we know will be an exceptional and memorable experience for our graduates as well as their families and friends,” Emily Cavalcanti, associate dean for communications and marketing, said in an email to the Daily Trojan. “We are finalizing the details of our satellite ceremony and are days away from sharing an update with our Annenberg community.”The petition had 140 signatures at the time of publication. Diaz hopes that friends and family will be able to participate in the ceremony alongside to the graduating students.“We understand why the school would want to combine and ticket the ceremony but feel this decision and announcement should’ve been made with more lead time,” Diaz said in an email to the Daily Trojan. “Additionally, the limited ticket number should be more inclusive of the culturally diverse students within the school who depend on the support and help from family members, friends and mentors.”last_img read more

first_imgThe No. 5 USC women’s volleyball team is undefeated so far this season, but it faces a big test this weekend when it plays its first conference games away from the Galen Center.Heavy hitter · Junior outside hitter Alex Jupiter will lead the Women of Troy to Washington, where they face their first conference games away from the Galen Center so far this season. USC is 1-0 in Pac-10 play. – Tim Tran | Daily TrojanThe Women of Troy will play the No. 10 Washington Huskies tonight before heading to Pullman, Wash., to compete against Washington State on Saturday. Both games will start at 7 p.m.USC is coming off an impressive win against crosstown rival UCLA last Friday in four sets, which moved the Women of Troy to 1-0 in the Pac-10.Despite his team’s success, USC coach Mick Haley is not overlooking either of this weekend’s games.“I look for a very tough match at Washington and I don’t know what to expect at Washington State yet, so this is a hard trip for us,” Haley said. “This’ll tell us a bit more about this group.”All season, USC has been able to celebrate the youth of its team, as six players on the current roster are freshmen. However, this could potentially prove to be a slight disadvantage against the Huskies.“I think [the Huskies] are a bit more organized than we are at this point because they have the same players back,” Haley said, adding that Washington only has one new player in its starting lineup this year, and that player was a redshirt last season.The last time the Women of Troy won in Seattle was 2004. Overall, USC has lost three of the last four matches against Washington.Unlike the Huskies, Washington State’s season thus far has not put the Women of Troy on high alert. The Cougars are unranked and are 6-6 on the season, with a conference record of 0-2.The Women of Troy, however, are not going to take their opponent lightly, knowing that the Cougars swept USC just last year in Pullman.“It’s always tough playing in Pullman,” Haley said. “We have to travel on the same day that we play. We have to fly over to Pullman Saturday morning and then get ready to play that night, so it’s a really focused match for us.”Haley did not get into too many specifics regarding either team, possibly because he does not want to put too much focus on the opponents. He would rather have his players concentrate on themselves, he said.“I’m anxious to see how we do because that will let me know where we are and what to focus on,” Haley said. “But I really think we have to keep thinking about our side of the net and what we’re doing.”In a conference where six teams are ranked and wins are hard to come by, Haley said he recognized how significant it would be for his team to come away with wins this weekend.“One, it helps us, of course, with self confidence, but two, every one you can steal on the road gives you a better chance to finish higher in the conference,” Haley said. “It’s a tug of war. It just goes back and forth with all the teams like this.”last_img read more

first_imgLiverpool defender Kolo Toure has confirmed his retirement from international football with Ivory Coast, a week after helping the Elephants to a Nations Cup triumph.The 33-year had indicated that the recent competition in Equatorial Guinea would be his last  for his country.Toure, who made his debut against Rwanda in April 2000, played in all six matches as the Ivorians secured their second African title after a dramatic 9-8 penalty shootout win over Ghana in the final.Speaking to the local media in Abidjan, Toure said: “It is with great emotion that I inform you that it is time to say goodbye.””My goal was to win the Africa Cup of Nations and I must admit that it was a very difficult decision to make.”I do love my country and especially love football, but at some point, there comes a time to stop.” Toure was part of Ivory Coast’s 2006, 2010 and 2014 World Cup squads, but played in only one match at last summer’s finals in Brazil, in the final group game against Greece.He also played in seven Africa Cup of Nations, losing two finals on penalties – to Egypt in 2006 and to Zambia in 2012.”Sometimes it plays in your mind, but with this incredible success you have to forget the past and enjoy the moment,” he said.The veteran defender says he wants to bring an end to his 15-year international career by leaving the current Ivory Coast manager boss Herve Renard with a smile and not a major headache as he searches for his successor.”I am going to introduce my successor at the heart of the defence to you. He is tough. This is Ousmane Viera Diarrassouba, the new boss of the defence,” Toure added. “He is my successor and will mentor young Eric Bailly and Wilfried Kanon. I rarely make a mistake in my choice, so Viera will perfectly replace me in the team.”Having begun his career at ASEC Mimosas in Abidjan, Toure moved to Arsenal in 2002 and was part of the ‘Invincibles’ side who went through the whole season unbeaten in 2003/4.He was signed by Manchester City in 2009 before joining Liverpool on a free transfer last summer.last_img read more

first_img Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros This time, though, Ohtani improved to 94.4 mph, topping out at 97.1 mph, which at least temporarily allayed fears that he had anything wrong with his arm. PreviousLos Angeles Angels’ Albert Pujols, left, gets a hug from Anthony Rendon after hitting a grand slam during the third inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Angels pitcher Shohei Ohtani, right, of Japan, follows through as Houston Astros’ Yuli Gurriel leads off during the second inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Angels pitcher Shohei Ohtani, of Japan, reacts as he walks in a run during the second inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Angels pitcher Shohei Ohtani, of Japan, walks off the mound after being taken out of the baseball game during the second inning against the Houston Astros on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Angels pitcher Shohei Ohtani, of Japan, stands at left after walking Houston Astros’ George Springer with the bases loaded during the second inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Angels designated hitter Shohei Ohtani, of Japan, throws to the plate during the second inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Angels manager Joe Maddon, left, and Houston Astros third base coach Gary Pettis joke around prior to a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Angels pitcher Shohei Ohtani, of Japan, gets set to pitch during the second inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Houston Astros starting pitcher Josh James throws to the plate during the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Angels pitcher Shohei Ohtani, of Japan, stands on the mound before being taken out of the game after walking in his second run during the second inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Angels pitcher Shohei Ohtani, right, of Japan, throws to the plate as Houston Astros’ Yuli Gurriel stands at second during the second inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Angels pitcher Shohei Ohtani, right, of Japan, winds up as Houston Astros’ Yuli Gurriel stands at second during the second inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Angels pitcher Shohei Ohtani, of Japan, gets a pat on the back from a teammate after being taken out of the game during the second inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Angels pitcher Shohei Ohtani, of Japan, throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Shohei Ohtani, center, of Japan, and catcher Max Stassi, left, waves to teammates in the stands prior to a baseball game against the Houston Astros Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Angels designated hitter Shohei Ohtani, right, of Japan, is taken our of the game by manager Joe Maddon during the second inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Angels’ Albert Pujols, center, hits a grand slam as Houston Astros catcher Dustin Garneau, right, and home plate umpire Alfonso Marquez watch during the third inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Houston Astros starting pitcher Josh James throws to the plate during the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Houston Astros starting pitcher Josh James throws to the plate during the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Angels designated hitter Shohei Ohtani, of Japan, stands at left after walking Houston Astros’ George Springer with the bases loaded during the second inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Angels’ Albert Pujols, second from right, is congratulated by teammates Justin Upton, left, Brian Goodwin, center, and David Fletcher, second from left, after hitting a grand slam as Houston Astros catcher Dustin Garneau stands at the plate during the third inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Angels’ Albert Pujols, center, hits a grand slam as Houston Astros catcher Dustin Garneau, right, and home plate umpire Alfonso Marquez watch during the third inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Angels’ Albert Pujols hits a grand slam during the third inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Angels’ Albert Pujols, right, hits a grand slam as Houston Astros catcher Dustin Garneau, second from left, and home plate umpire Alfonso Marquez watch during the third inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Angels’ Albert Pujols, top, heads to third after hitting a grand slam as Houston Astros starting pitcher Josh James stands at the mound during the second inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Angels’ Albert Pujols, right, gestures as he scores after hitting a grand slam as Houston Astros catcher Dustin Garneau stands at the plate during the third inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Angels’ Albert Pujols drops his bat as he hits a grand slam during the third inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Angels’ Albert Pujols, right, claps as he scores after hitting a grand slam as Houston Astros catcher Dustin Garneau stands at the plate during the third inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Angels’ Albert Pujols, right, gestures as he scores after hitting a grand slam as Houston Astros catcher Dustin Garneau stands at the plate during the third inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Angels’ Albert Pujols, left, gets a hug from Anthony Rendon after hitting a grand slam during the third inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Angels pitcher Shohei Ohtani, right, of Japan, follows through as Houston Astros’ Yuli Gurriel leads off during the second inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)NextShow Caption1 of 29Los Angeles Angels pitcher Shohei Ohtani, right, of Japan, follows through as Houston Astros’ Yuli Gurriel leads off during the second inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)ExpandANAHEIM — Shohei Ohtani’s outing started off so well, then it took a disappointing turn, and several hours later it got even worse.After the Angels’ 6-5 loss to the Houston Astros in 11 innings, the team announced that Ohtani felt some discomfort in his arm after failing to get out of the second inning and had been sent for an MRI exam.The Angels did not plan to release results of the MRI on Sunday.Ohtani, who was making his second appearance on the mound since undergoing Tommy John surgery, had not recorded an out in his first outing last Sunday, with a fastball that averaged just 92.9 mph, compared with the 96.7 mph he threw before surgery. The problem was his control. In his second inning of work, he walked five batters and stayed on the mound for 42 pitches before Manager Joe Maddon pulled him, still with two outs. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros However, two starts in there are now significant questions, about his performance and his health.In Ohtani’s two outings, he has faced 16 batters and he has walked eight of them. He has been charged with seven runs and he’s completed just 1-2/3 innings.When he didn’t have his fastball velocity in his first game, last Sunday in Oakland, Ohtani had said he felt reluctant to throw at his full velocity.Maddon and pitching coach Mickey Callaway both said Ohtani simply needed to be confident that he was healthy. This time, he was throwing harder and the immediate results were a perfect first inning, on just eight pitches.The second was another story.Ohtani walked the first three hitters of the inning. After two strikeouts, he did not get an apparent third strike called on Dustin Garneau, instead walking in a run. He then walked George Springer.Ohtani’s fastballs to Springer dropped to 89 mph. Maddon explained after the game that he thought Ohtani had just gotten fatigued from throwing 42 pitches in an inning.While the Angels wait to see if Ohtani’s MRI is clean, Maddon said he was encouraged by some of what he saw.“I saw some positive signs,” he said. “The velocity was much better. The slider was much better. It just seemed he tried to hit the edges too much, but he threw the ball much better.” Maddon gave no indication that Ohtani had any sort of health concerns when addressing the media.The Angels subsequently announced that Ohtani had gone for an MRI.The Angels had high hopes for Ohtani, 26, as a two-way player, particularly after he did well enough in both roles for the first two months of 2018 to win the Rookie of the Year Award.Since then, though, he has not been able to continue at that level.Ohtani had Tommy John surgery in October 2018, which limited him to spend all of 2019 as a hitter. They had planned on him starting to pitch in May 2020, just to limit his innings.Once the pandemic pushed the start of the season back to July, the Angels expected to have Ohtani for the entire season in both roles.Related Articleslast_img read more

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Sometimes life has a way of superseding your expectations. So is the case of 11-year-old Mason Lough and his parents, Larance and Carrie Lough of Wellington.Saturday night, the Zac Brown Band came to Wichita to perform in front of a near capacity crowd at Intrust Bank Stadium.What the Loughs didn’t expect was that Mason would perform his piano solo “Colder Weather” to the Zac Brown Band and its thousands of zealous number of fans in south-central Kansas (see video below). “I don’t know if he really knows what hit him,” said his mother Carrie Sunday morning. “He’s out this morning in the front yard playing basketball, like last night was just a normal evening for him.”Rest assured, it wasn’t.Mason Lough performing as Clay Cook looks on…It’s been an interesting ride for the Loughs, since placing a You Tube video a year ago where Mason, 10-years-old at the time, played a commanding  rendition of “Colder Weather” on a grand piano with no sheet music (see other video below).The thing about the Internet is you never know what could happen. But the video was picked up by “The Wolf” 100.5 — a local radio station in Wichita, who was sponsoring the concert held Saturday. And members of the band saw the video.As a result, the Kennedy Elementary fifth grade student and his mother were invited to eat at a VIP pre-concert dinner for 150 of Zac Brown Band’s most ardent fan club fans in the Wichita area. It was a dinner of down-home cooking that was actually prepared for the band or at least its entourage.“That in itself was an incredible experience,” Carrie said “We got to meet all the band members and have a great conversation with them.”But then the evening turned into something so much more. Clay Cook, the keyboardist for the band, introduced himself to Mason and said.“Look here, you are the kid who can play ‘Colder Weather’ better than I can.”He then looked Mason into his eyes and asked him if he would like to perform the song during the concert.“Mason’s eyes got real big and said, ‘sure,’” Carrie said. “I don’t think he was ever nervous about playing. He was so excited… Me, on the other hand, was petrified. I couldn’t calm my nerves.”Well, as you can tell on the video, Mason performed like a seasoned veteran. People in the crowd, except for a few sliver of Wellington fans scattered throughout, had no idea where this little man came from. But some were said to be moved to tears before Mason was done performing. At the end, Clay Cook lifted Mason in his arms and held him high. Mason threw his hands in his air making the touchdown sign.This most certainly wasn’t planned.Mason started playing way back when he was 3 playing on a cheap keyboard. By the time he was 5 he was taking piano lessons.After the family moved away from Wellington, they eventually moved back and eventually got in contact with Scott Williams in Winfield, who has been teaching Mason how to perform using both sheet music and playing the songs by ear.“It is quite an acquired art,” Carrie said about listening to music by ear. “It is something Mason is still learning.”Mason wanted to play songs he heard on the radio and “Colder Weather” was one of his favorites – a country song Zac Brown Band took to the top of the charts in 2010.And what was the reason for the original You Tube video? The Mason family simply made it so friends and relatives in the Kansas City area and elsewhere could see him play.How that piece of video led to Mason Lough on stage with the Zac Brown Band Saturday night at Intrust is one of those stories where truth is indeed stranger than fiction.Mason Lough on the big screen at Zac Brown Band Concert in Wichita, April 20, 2013. 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Report Reply 0 replies · active 381 weeks ago +5 Vote up Vote down Imagine · 381 weeks ago Very cool! Report Reply 0 replies · active 381 weeks ago +6 Vote up Vote down Brian Kimzey · 381 weeks ago That’s my nephew, I couldn’t be more proud! Fantastic job Mason! Report Reply 0 replies · active 381 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down Tanya Kimzey · 381 weeks ago Mason’s Grandpa ,Robert Kimzey passed, away last October. He would be so proud ! He would tell all his friends that’s my Grandson, he take after me. Good job Mason Report Reply 0 replies · active 381 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down Gator · 381 weeks ago I’ve known this little man for a few years and he holds a special place in my heart. He is a very special kid. GREAT JOB MASON!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 381 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Austin · 381 weeks ago I coached his younger brother! Just awesome! Good Job Mason! Report Reply 0 replies · active 381 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down tammy · 381 weeks ago Mason you was so good last night at the Zac Brown show. I was there right up front and everyone around me coundnt believe you was playing. AWESOME JOB MASON!!!!! 🙂 Report Reply 0 replies · active 381 weeks ago -1 Vote up Vote down ilyssa · 381 weeks ago mason good job Report Reply 0 replies · active 381 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Sarah · 381 weeks ago So awesome Mason! I was there watching you, first I had goosebumps and by the end I had tears! Don’t ever give up on your dreams Mason!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 381 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Roxie · 381 weeks ago Mason I am very proud of you. You have come a long way from the 4year old boy who dreamed of playing like Nickelback. Report Reply 0 replies · active 381 weeks ago 12Next » Post a new comment Enter text right here! 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first_imgNew Orleans’ international-transfer Arina Kleshchukova crossed the finish line nearly 36 seconds after Girard and was named the Newcomer of the Year, along with garnering first-team all-conference honors. The rest of the first team included Lamar’s Katie Buckley, McNeese’s Gladys Jerotich and Stephen F. Austin’s Taryn Surratt.Incarnate Word’s men placed third with 82 points, followed by Stephen F. Austin and A&M-Corpus Christi. SFA’s women took bronze with 74 points, and McNeese and Incarnate Word rounded out the top five.For athletes who qualify, the NCAA South Central Regional qualifying race will take place on Friday, Nov. 9 in College Station, Texas, hosted by Texas A&M. The 2018 NCAA Cross Country Championships will take place at the Zimmer Championship Course in Madison, Wisc., on Saturday, Nov. 17. Final Results – Women | Final Results – Men | Photo GalleryLAKE CHARLES, La. – Through a muddy course at Enos Derbonne Park, the Central Arkansas men and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi women emerged victoriously at the 2018 Southland Conference Cross Country Championships on Friday.With 57 team points, Central Arkansas dethroned reigning champion Lamar, the runner-up in the men’s race, to claim the program’s first ever conference title. With the lowest margin of victory in conference history, the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi women hoisted the trophy for the first time since 2011 with 70 team points, edging out Lamar by just one point.C H A M P I O N S!@ucatrackxc coming home with its first @SouthlandSports title! #BearClawsUp pic.twitter.com/CBFC6mzSox— UCAsports.com (@ucasports) October 26, 2018The Bears’ win was the epitome of a team performance with the top five individuals finishing between ninth and 15th and clocking in within 16 seconds of each other. Senior Markus Schweikert and sophomore Alex Hanson garnered second-team all-conference honors for finishing ninth and 10th, respectively.Lamar senior Jamie Crowe successfully defended his individual title, crossing the finish line just ahead of the 26-minute mark, followed by teammate Jordan Rowe at 26:17.5. Crowe was named the Athlete of the Year, and Rowe, an international transfer, took home the Newcomer of the Year Award. Incarnate Word runners Garrett Cortez and Baptiste Jard joined Crowe and Rowe on the all-conference first team, along with Stephen F. Austin’s Titus Kiplagat, the league’s Freshman of the Year.Islanders’ senior Allyson Girard is just the second individual champion to hail from A&M-Corpus Christi and the first since Anne Ronoh in 2009. Girard posted a 6K time of 22:15.6 en route to earning Athlete of the Year and first-time all-conference honors.last_img read more

first_imgThe Fort St. John Legion experienced a sewage back up last Wednesday resulting in significant damage to the lounge floor.  This has resulted in a temporary closure of the lounge.  Thanks to the help of a number of volunteers, the lounge has been relocated to the auditorium and operations will temporarily continue there until the repairs and restorations have been made.  The Legion would like to thank everyone for their patience during this time.- Advertisement –last_img

first_imgOver 2,800 customers are without power in Dawson Creek.The outage started just before 12pm on Saturday afternoon and is expected to be restored by 2pm.  The outage reaches from East of HADDOW SUB, West of 210 RD, South of 214 RD.  At this time Hydro is still investigating the cause of the outage.For further updates, visit www.bchydro.com/outages Photo:  This map from BC Hydro shows the location of the power outage. – Advertisement -Update – Power was restored shortly after 2pm Saturday afternoon.  The outage was caused by a motor vehicle incident.last_img read more

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PREDATORY tow trucks have been the scourge of Los Angeles for too long. But a new state law will help reduce the problem by allowing the city to regulate the tow-truck industry. And City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo says the city is prosecuting more towing companies that effectively steal cars and hold them for ransom. Does this mean that bogus towing is a thing of the past? Not even close. Having a law on the books doesn’t mean anything if it’s not enforced. The city already has problems keeping up with existing laws, such as housing codes and bans on rogue billboards. Fighting rogue towing will take more than just City Hall’s efforts – all of us need to report abuses and demand action when they occur.last_img read more