Rafters add pair of New Mexico commits

first_imgFor the Rapids City TimesWISCONSIN RAPIDS – The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters announced the signing of Odessa College infielders Harry Fullerton and Mason McLenna, both committed to the University of New Mexico.McLennaOriginally from Sydney, Australia, Fullerton hit .361 with a .453 on-base percentage last year as a freshman. In his first year, he also collected 64 RBIs and 23 stolen bases, while slugging .541. Through 28 games this season, Fullerton is off to a strong start batting .412 and slugging .688. The 6-0 righty has 25 RBIs, 10 stolen bases, and 4 home runs. At De La Salle Cronalla High, Fullerton hit .550 and was a two-time Golden Glove Award winner, as well as High School Athlete of the Year.“I can’t wait for the summer. It’s going to be my first summer ball season ever, so it’s going to be an amazing experience for me,” Fullerton said. “I’m extremely grateful for the opportunity to play every day in a high-quality league. Hopefully we can win a championship.”McLenna also had a successful freshman campaign at the plate for Odessa. The right-handed hitter posted 59 RBIs, a .413 on-base percentage, and a .330 batting average. McLenna also had a .887 fielding percentage in 2018. The 6-2 infielder is currently hitting .429 as a sophomore with a .484 on-base percentage and a .675 slugging percentage. McLenna has knocked in 24 runs and stolen 13 bases. The Austin, TX, native attended Hyde Park High School where he was an All-District athlete and helped the team win a district title.Fullerton“I am really looking forward to playing ball with some talented guys in one of the top summer leagues in the country,” McLenna said. “Just receiving the opportunity to play for the Rafters is exciting.”Fullerton and McLenna announced their commitment to play at New Mexico in November 2018 and were a key part of the Wranglers’ 2018 run to the NJCAA Region V Tournament. The pair will spend the summer in Wisconsin Rapids before joining the Lobos for the 2019-2020 school year.last_img read more

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Web Tech News – New R/WW Links Blog

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts Tags:#Admin#web center_img We’ve started a new links blog here at Read/WriteWeb, called Web Tech News. As the name suggests, this mini-blog will cover Web Technology news on a daily basis.We’re focusing specifically on Web news, because that is our niche here at R/WW. We think this will be a handy way for you to keep up-to-date with all the latest Web Tech news, as filtered by the Read/WriteWeb authors. We’ve got permalink pages for each story, because you may want to comment on them – and also we may integrate this into the main blog some more in the near future.Here is the RSS feed for Web Tech News. richard macmanus 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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Missouri cites economy, eligibility checks for Medicaid drop

first_img(AP) – State officials say an improving economy is one of several factors that led to close to 90,000 children being dropped from Missouri’s Medicaid health insurance program.Acting Social Services Director Jennifer Tidball in a Monday letter to lawmakers sought to explain why those children and 23,000 adults lost coverage in the past year.Tidball also cited improved efforts to purge Medicaid rolls of people who are not eligible. She says about a third of people who lost coverage didn’t answer renewal letters.Tidball says other factors include fewer people applying for Medicaid because there’s no longer a penalty for being uninsured.Democratic state House Minority Leader Crystal Quade has raised concerns about the number of children and adults who lost Medicaid coverage. She still wants lawmakers to investigate.last_img read more

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Quebecer who caused flight to return to Montreal ordered to pay 17450

first_imgMONTREAL – A Montreal-area man whose aggressive behaviour forced a Cuba-bound aircraft to return to Canada under a U.S. miltary escort last summer has been ordered to pay more than $17,450.Charalabos Nassios had pleaded guilty to charges of assault, mischief and uttering threats related to a July 2017 disturbance aboard a Sunwing flight that forced the plane to double back to Montreal.The return flight was accompanied by two F-15 U.S. Air Force jets.Quebec court Judge Pierre Dupras has given Nassios three years to pay Sunwing the money, which covers fuel, landing fees, overtime salaries for Sunwing employees and hotel costs for 170 passengers.The Crown was not seeking any additional jail time because of the time he had already served in detention.Nassios will also be on probation for three years.last_img read more

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6 EntryLevel Tech Jobs That Pay More Than 90000 a Year

first_imgNovember 7, 2017 2 min read While typical entry-level jobs today pay around $40,000 to $50,000 annually, if you choose the right career route, you could be starting your career off making around six figures right off the bat. Of course, that depends on your job. Unsurprisingly, if you’re in technology, you’re in luck.A recent study by Comparably that analyzed nearly 20,000 anonymous employee salary records from companies big and small, public and private, uncovered the top six entry-level jobs that have average annual salaries of $90,000 or more.Related: 8 Tech Skills Entrepreneurs Must Have to SucceedOne of the highest paying jobs for people just stepping into the workforce is that of a data scientist. So if you know how to use computing technology to discover trends and develop tech-savvy techniques to solve problems, here’s a career path for you, and the good news? The average entry-level employees makes a whopping $110,850 every year. Following close behind, entry-level product managers make nearly $105,000 a year, and developers come in third for some of the entry-level highest salary at $96,000 annually.Unfortunately, salary also varies depending on gender, with women usually earning less. But some good news for women who take on the roles of data scientists or developers: they make higher annual salaries than men — overall, around $3,000 more annually. However, men who are mobile developers typically make substantially more than women, with an average $100,000 for men and $80,000 for women.Related: The 9 Highest-Paying Jobs for MillennialsOf course, where you’re located can also determine how much money you’ll bring in every year. If you’re looking to stack up the big bucks, your best bet is moving to big tech-driven cities such as San Francisco, Seattle and New York City. Overall, entry-level techies make around $145,000 every year in these places.To learn more, check out the infographic below. Register Now »center_img Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Globallast_img read more

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Fairmont Kea Lani earns Hotel of the Year distinction

first_imgTags: Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, Hawaii Posted by Tuesday, October 25, 2016 The Fairmont Kea Lani has much to boast about, after earning the distinction of ‘2015 Hotel of the Year’ for the Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Americas region. The all-suite and villa luxury resort was recognized by the brand for achieving best overall operating performance along with outstanding guest satisfaction.Each year Fairmont Hotels & Resorts selects the winner of the Hotel of the Year distinction by combining guest experiences scores with financial performance. Fairmont Kea Lani earned its first place title with exceptional performance scores in each category. The Maui resort was also recognized for launching a guest problem resolution initiative aimed at empowering colleagues to minimize the steps involved in resolving guest issues. This initiative was subsequently adopted by all hotels as a best practice.“We are extremely proud to earn the distinguished recognition of Fairmont Hotels & Resorts 2015 Hotel of the Year,” said Charles Head, general manager, Fairmont Kea Lani on Maui. “It is rewarding to see the resort meet success in each of our brand pillars following the completion of our $70 million renovation and considerable investments in the areas of sustainability and guest experience. Our colleagues are passionate about providing the highest level of service as well as sharing the traditions and culture of Hawaii with our guests.”Guest can discover the essence of Maui at Fairmont Kea Lani, Hawaii’s only all-suite and villa luxury resort. Nestled on the pristine white sands of Wailea’s Polo Beach, this award-winning oceanfront resort features an island inspired spa, culinary and cultural experiences. For more information, visit Fairmont.com/KeaLani. Travelweek Group center_img Share Fairmont Kea Lani earns Hotel of the Year distinction << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

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Disney World to start charging parking fees for resort guests

first_imgTags: Disney, Theme Parks & Attractions Share << Previous PostNext Post >> Thursday, March 15, 2018 Travelweek Group center_img Posted by Disney World to start charging parking fees for resort guests ORLANDO — Walt Disney World hotel guests will soon be charged a fee to park their cars overnight.The fee, which has been confirmed by Walt Disney World, starts with reservations made after March 21. According to the company, “standard overnight self-parking is available to registered guests for a fee that will be applied to their hotel folio upon checkout.”The new standard parking fees (which include tax) are as follows:Disney Value Resorts: US$13 per nightDisney Moderate Resorts: $19 per nightDisney Deluxe and Deluxe Villa Resorts: $24 per nightDisney Deluxe Resorts Valet Parking: $33 per nightThere are a few who will be exempt from the fees: Disney Vacation Club Members, guests at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort, guests dining or just visiting the resorts for the day, Disney cast members, as well as guests with disabilities.Guests who make a resort reservation before March 21 will not be charged for overnight parking.More news:  TRAVELSAVERS welcomes Julie Virgilio to the teamFree parking will still be available to Disney hotel guests at Walt Disney World theme parks.last_img read more

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Hurricane Michael gains strength takes aim at north Florida

first_imgTags: Florida, Hurricane Michael, Weather Tuesday, October 9, 2018 By: The Associated Press MIAMI — Hurricane Michael intensified into a Category 2 over warm Gulf of Mexico waters Tuesday amid fears it would strike Florida on Wednesday as an even stronger hurricane. Mandatory evacuations were issued as beach dwellers rushed to board up homes just ahead of what could be a devastating hit.A hurricane hunter plane that bounced into the swirling eye off the western tip of Cuba found wind speeds rising. By 8 a.m. Tuesday, top winds had reached 100 mph (155 kph), and it was forecast to strengthen into a “major” hurricane, with winds topping 111 mph (179 kph).The speed of the storm barrelling toward the Florida Panhandle – Michael was moving north-northwest at 12 mph (19 kph) – was among the hazards worrying forecasters at the National Hurricane Center on Tuesday morning.Hurricane Center Director Ken Graham said there were just hours left until Michael’s wind gusts and rain bands would start whipping the coast.“Guess what? That’s today,” Graham said. “If they tell you to leave, you have to leave.”Gov. Rick Scott warned people across northwest Florida at a news conference Tuesday morning that the “monstrous hurricane” was just hours away, bringing deadly risks from high winds, storm surge and heavy rains.His opponent in Florida’s Senate race, Sen. Bill Nelson, said a “wall of water” could cause major destruction along the Panhandle. “Don’t think that you can ride this out if you’re in a low-lying area,” Nelson said on CNN.Mandatory evacuation orders went into effect Tuesday morning for some 120,000 people in Panama City Beach and across other low-lying parts of the coast.Forecasters said parts of Florida’s marshy, lightly populated Big Bend area could see up to 12 feet (3.7 metres) of storm surge.Michael also could dump up to a foot (30 centimetres) of rain over some Panhandle communities before it moves over Alabama, Georgia, the Carolinas and Virginia Wednesday night and Thursday. Forecasters said tornadoes could be spun off by the storm, and 3 to 6 inches of rain could cause flash floods as it barrels over a corner of the country still recovering from Hurricane Florence.More news:  Can you guess the top Instagrammed wedding locations in the world?Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan bluntly advised residents choosing to ride it out that first-responders won’t be able to reach them while Michael smashes into the coast.“If you decide to stay in your home and a tree falls on your house or the storm surge catches you and you’re now calling for help, there’s no one that can respond to help you,” Morgan said at a news conference.Michael wasn’t quite done wreaking havoc in the Caribbean on Tuesday. Forecasters warned of up to a foot (30 centimetres) of rain in western Cuba, triggering flash floods and mudslides in mountain areas.Disaster agencies in El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua reported 13 deaths as roofs collapsed and residents were carried away by swollen rivers. Six people died in Honduras, four in Nicaragua and three in El Salvador. Authorities were also searching for a boy swept away by a river in Guatemala. Most of the rain was blamed on a low-pressure system off the Pacific coast, but Michael in the Caribbean could have also contributed.In Florida, Scott declared a state of emergency for 35 counties, from the Panhandle to Tampa Bay, activated hundreds of Florida National Guard members and waived tolls to encourage evacuations. The governors of Alabama and Georgia also made emergency declarations.With just a month to go before Election Day, Florida voters in evacuation zones were also given one more day to register to vote, once offices reopen after the storm.Scott also warned caregivers at north Florida hospitals and nursing homes to do all possible to assure the safety of the elderly and infirm. Following Hurricane Irma last year, 14 people died when a South Florida nursing home lost power and air conditioning.More news:  Venice to ban cruise ships from city centre starting next month“If you’re responsible for a patient, you’re responsible for the patient. Take care of them,” he said.In the small Panhandle city of Apalachicola, Mayor Van Johnson Sr. said the 2,300 residents were frantically preparing for what could be a strike unlike any seen there in decades. Many filled sandbags and boarded up homes and lined up to buy gas and groceries before leaving town.“We’re looking at a significant storm with significant impact, possibly greater than I’ve seen in my 59 years of life,” Johnson said of his city on the shore of Apalachicola Bay, which where about 90 per cent of Florida’s oysters are harvested.There will be no shelters open in Wakulla County, the sheriff’s office warned on Facebook, because they are rated safe only for hurricanes with top sustained winds below 111 mph (178 kph). With Michael’s winds projected to be even stronger, residents were urged to evacuate inland.“This storm has the potential to be a historic storm, please take heed,” the sheriff’s office said in the post.Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, Florida’s Democratic nominee for governor, filled sandbags with residents and urged the state capital’s residents to finish emergency preparations quickly.“There’s nothing between us and this storm but warm water, and I think that’s what terrifies us about the potential impacts,” Gillum said. Hurricane Michael gains strength, takes aim at north Floridacenter_img << Previous PostNext Post >> Share About Latest Posts Alex Keerma Latest posts by Alex Keerma (see all) WestJet adds to network, nonstop flights between Austin and Calgary – May 3, 2019 Senior Travel Advisor – Peterborough Office – April 12, 2019 “I didn’t know she was married”: Kimpton’s social experiment inspires new themed rooms – March 6, 2019last_img read more

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