The Rev. Kevin Badeaux is headed home — again.

first_imgThe native son of Port Arthur will bid farewell to Nederland on the last day of the month to become pastor of St. Joseph’s.St. Charles Borromeo parishoners and community friends will host receptions for Father Kevin following each weekend Mass June 20 and and June 21. The Eucharist is celebrated on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. and on Sundays at 7:30, 9:30 and 11:30 a.m., and 5 p.m. Receptions will be in the parish center.Father Kevin graduated from Bishop Byrne High School and Rice University and was ordained into the priesthood in 1984. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Badeaux, still reside in Port Arthur.He has been an associate at St. Charles for two and a half years, and served in the same capacity at St. Peter the Apostle in Groves, St. James in Port Arthur and Holy Trinity in Mont Belvieu.In addition, Father Badeaux has been a pastor at St. Catherine of Siena in Port Arthur, St. Francis Assisi in Orange and Our Lady of Light in Anahuac.St. Joseph’s longtime shepherd, Father Steven McCrate, will assume leadership of St. Louis Church in Winnie.last_img read more

Weekly unemployment claims increase again to over 1,000

first_imgNew unemployment claims in Vermont increased again last week, as claims edged higher than for the same time last year. For the week of April 13, 2013, there were 1,068 new, regular benefit claims for Unemployment Insurance in Vermont. This is an increase of 171 from the previous week’s total, and 50 more than they were a year ago.Altogether 8,718 new and continuing claims were filed, a decrease of 142 from a week ago and 746 fewer than a year ago. The Department also processed 920 First Tier claims for benefits under Emergency Unemployment Compensation, 2008 (EUC08), 46 more than a week ago.In addition, there were 36 Second Tier claims for benefits processed under the EUC08 program, which is 4 more than the week before. The Tier II program of extended benefits is being discontinued in Vermont as the state’s unemployment rate has been under the federal threshold for more than three months.  The total for all programs was 9,683 claims, the exact same as last week and 2,024 fewer than the same time last year.The Unemployment Weekly Report can be found at: http://www.vtlmi.info/(link is external). Previously released Unemployment Weekly Reports and other UI reports can be found at: http://www.vtlmi.info/lmipub.htm#uc(link is external)Vermont’s unemployment rate fell three-tenths to 4.1 percent in March, the third lowest rate in the nation and lowest in New England. SEE STORY.last_img read more

As the country adjusts to life under lockdown, days at the Kemmetmueller farm stay the same

first_imgAs the country adjusts to life under lockdown, days at the Kemmetmueller farm stay the sameThe Kemmetmueller family owns a dairy farm in Rogers, Minnesota. Courtney DeutzJuniors Katelyn Kemmetmueller and Amber Fiser celebrate after an out on Saturday, May 18 at the Jane Sage Cowles Stadium in Minneapolis. The Gophers beat the University of Georgia 2-1. Julianna LandisApril 13, 2020Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintWhen the Gophers softball season ended, what awaited senior Katelyn Kemmetmueller at home was not the typical quarantine. Instead of increased time on Netflix or shopping online, Kemmetmueller traded in her mitt and bat for some boots and gloves on her family’s farm in Rogers, Minnesota. The farm is mainly a dairy operation, and since cows need to be milked twice a day, global pandemic or not, the daily routine has stayed the same. Except now, Kemmetmueller and her four siblings are there to help. The family typically starts the day at around 5 a.m. Before milking the cows again in the evening, their days are filled with other necessary chores like cleaning out the cow pens, feeding the farm’s pigs, goats and chickens and preparing tractors for spring planting. The sudden transition to online classes and the end of her softball career was difficult, Kemmetmueller said, but fitting her class schedule around her responsibilities at home has worked out well. As a nursing student, she has class just once a week with the rest of her schedule dedicated to in-hospital clinical experience, which has shifted to distancing learning to limit the unnecessary use of personal protective equipment.“The University of Minnesota’s nursing program is really great in the fact that we’ve done a ton of clinical hours in our last year. We don’t have to do any more hours in the hospital, but we are doing a ton of virtual makeup clinical assignments,” she said.  Before the softball season was cut short, Kemmetmueller was able to bring her teammates back home for a visit and show them around the farm to see how the was she grew up was special for her and her family. “It’s nice that my team gets to come out and see why I am the way that I am and meet my family. My family loves hosting the team. My mom makes dinner, my dad loves having the girls out, so it’s nice to have them come and see the way I grew up,” she said. As the rest of the country is buying toilet paper and emptying supermarket shelves of flour and rice, Kemmetmueller said her farm, roughly 30 miles northwest of the University, has not had to make any adjustments in terms of dairy production. Many of their friends and neighbors have been contacting them about getting eggs from the Kemmetmueller’s chickens as they become scarce at the grocery store. Unlike some dairy farmers, who have had to dump out milk as their producers are laden with more milk than they can distribute, the Kemmetmueller’s have not needed to do so. While social distancing guidelines have been extended as the state grips for the peak of the coronavirus, the Kemmetmueller’s have no plans to slow down while remaining safe. “The day-to-day work is the same, obviously. Cows are still milking, still being fed,” said Dr. Marcia I. Endres, a professor of dairy cattle production and director of graduate studies in the University’s College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Sciences. “Farms tend to be mostly open space — the only area where you might have people close together is where they milk them, depending on the size of the [milking] parlor, but even in the parlor you can create separation. You can make sure people stay at least six feet apart.”last_img read more

Thai and Japanese runners star at Laguna Phuket Marathon 2018

first_imgA record number of runners set off at the start of the 2018 Laguna Phuket Marathon, Sunday, June 10. (Photo/Naratip Golf Srisupab/SEALs Sports Images)Nine thousand runners from more than 50 countries took to the start line for the 2018 Laguna Phuket Marathon on Sunday June 10 and even before the first strides had been taken, records had been smashed: Largest field of runners ever (9,000); the largest number of international participants (1,300), the largest ever marathon participation (2,000), largest ever half marathon participation (3,000), and the largest ever 10.5km participation (2,000).In the iconic marathon distance it was 2016 winner Koji Nishizawa of Japan who at the 10km check point was in the lead group consisting of Ethiopian Kisi Koniti Gerba and Thai national team runner Supit Chantharat.Japan’s Koji Nishizawa was the winner of the men’s marathon in a time of 02:44:16. (Photo/Naratip Golf Srisupab/SEALs Sports Images)After a tough battle over the first half of the course, Nishizawa broke away to claim the Men’s title in a time of 02:44:16 ahead of Chantharat in second, with local favourite Jaray Jearanai (Thailand) finishing fast to take third. In the Women’s division it was Sabrina Polito (Italy) who got the better of a strong field of Thai and international runners to cross the line first in a time of 03:30:27.Following his record-breaking 2,215km charity run in 2017, Thai rockstar and celebrity Artiwara “Toon” Khongmalai, was back competing at the Laguna Phuket Marathon, and for the first time Thai running idol and author of “Homo Finishers”, Sarawut Hengsawad. A top-class Half Marathon field included Thai national team runners, Olympians Boonthung Srisung and Natthaya Thanaronnawat. Boonthung was the runaway winner in the Male division in a time of 01:13:08, six minutes faster than last year’s winner while in the Women’s division Natthaya Thanaronnawat claimed the title in a time of 01:27:02 ahead of Maire Nic Amhlaoibh (Ireland) in second.In a packed 10.5km field, last year’s power couple Hiroki Nakajima and Tomomi Nakajima of Japan, on honeymoon at the 2017 race and overall winners in the male and female marathons respectively, returned this year to take out the 10.5km male and female divisions in times of 00:34:25 (two minutes faster than the 2017 winner) and 00:41:49, and then went on to race the half marathon the following day, finishing second and third.While Koji Nishizawa completed the 5km and marathon double for the men, in the women’s 5km it was Hayley Newman of Australia who three-peated in a time of 00:19:46 and went on to finish fourth in the half marathon.For a full list of the results check website: www.phuketmarathon.com.(Source: Infinity Communications)last_img read more

Disappointment For Galway Minor Footballers In All-Ireland Quarter Final

first_imgTeams and ScorersScorers for Cavan: Oisin Pierson 1-3 (1f), Cian Madden 0-4 (1f), Ruairi Curran 0-2, Tiernan Reilly 0-1, Philip Rogers 0-1.Scorers for Galway: Darragh Silke 0-6 (5f), Padraic Costello 0-3 (2f), Evan Murphy 0-1, Conor Campbell 0-1.Cavan: Gary O’Rourke, John Cooke, Evaan Fortune, Killian Brady, Philip Nulty, Cormac Timoney, Danny Cusack, Ronan Patterson, James Smith, Ruairi Curran, Cian Madden, Philip Rogers, Oisin Pierson, Patrick Lynch, Tiernan Reilly. Subs: Ryan Coyle for Brady (22 mins, BC), Oisin Kiernan for Timoney (BC, 32 mins), Niall McCabe for Reilly (42 mins), Sean Keogan for Lynch (46 mins)Galway: Oran Burke, Eoin McFadden, Sean Mulkerrin, Colin Murray, Jack Glyn, Sean Fitzgerald, Liam Boyle, Matthias Barrett, Evan Murphy, Brian Harlowe, Darragh Silke, Liam Costello, Conor Campbell, Padraic Costello, Daniel Kenny. Subs: Martin Kerrigan for Harlowe (HT), MacDara Geraghty for L Costello (HT), Matthew Tierney for Geraghty (55 mins)Ref: James Bermingham (Cork)print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email After The Game, Tommy Devane spoke to Galway Manager Stephen JoyceAudio Playerhttps://download-galwaybay.sharp-stream.com/STEPHEN%20JOYCE%20POST%20CAVAN.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Kevin Dwyer reportsAudio Playerhttps://download-galwaybay.sharp-stream.com/GALWAY%20MINOR%20FOOTBALL%20FT.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.center_img Galway’s Minor Football Semi-Finals Ambitions came to an end in Carrick on Shannon when beaten by Cavan in the All-Ireland Quarter Final by 1-11 to 0-11.last_img read more

Leafs-Hawks Showdown, KIJHL Showcase Weekend

first_imgKootenay International Junior Hockey League teams are now ready to make the annual mad dash to the regular season finish line following the flip of the calendar to 2019.The Nelson Leafs look poised to make a run at its second Murdoch Division title after bouncing back from a two-game losing streak entering the Christmas break to claim three consecutive wins — two coming during the KIJHL Showcase Weekend in Kamloops.Bolstered by the return of the KIJHL’s top goalie Caiden Kreitz, the Nelson Leafs swept both games at the KIJHL Showcase Weekend in Kamloops.Kreitz, who has been out of the lineup since October with an undisclosed upper body injury, backstopped the Leafs to wins over Kamloops Storm 5-4, and Princeton Posse 2-1.Nelson and Kreitz made it three straight earlier this week, rallying from a 2-0 deficit to knock off Birks Division leading Grizzlies 5-2 in Revelstoke.The recent win streak keeps the Leafs five points in front of the charging Beaver Valley Nitehawks.The teams begin 2019 with a Murdoch Showdown Friday at the NDCC Arean in Nelson. Game time is 7 p.m.Showcase Weekend liked by allThe Showcase Weekend, the first of its kind for the KIJHL, gathered all 20-teams in Kamloops to play regular season games in front of college scouts from across Canada and the United States.“The few scouts I talked to in Kamloops really liked the event,” said KIJHL President Larry Martel, adding it’s still too early to give a proper evaluation of the event. “They did have a couple of suggestions to make it better.  I think all the teams/players/coaches/fans enjoyed the tournament overall.” “It was lots of work for the Showcase committee, but I’ve heard they would like to do it again in Kamloops,” Martel added.Martel said Christmas may not be the best time of the season for all teams, but it’s probably the only time of the year US College scouts can get away from their teams as players cannot practice during the holidays and exams.“One scout I talked to from Michigan had been to four showcases from Tampa Florida to Kamloops in the past three weeks,” Martel explained. “It’s a very busy recruiting time.”“All were impressed with the talent level in the KIJHL and would love to come back,” he added. “Getting to Kamloops wasn’t the easiest connection point but they really liked the city and set up once there. Many had never been to this part of Canada before.”Martel admitted it’s difficult to get 100 percent consensus by KIJHL Governors on most matters, so the jury remains out on any future similar events.However, the KIJHL is committed to be part of the BC Hockey League Showcase in September as the Junior A league looks to promote all team in BC.“I’ll be meeting with the BCHL,VIJHL and PJHL on what format works for our participation,” Martel said. “That event gets 180 college scouts, our showcase was estimating 25 for our first ever event.”Leaf Captain on sidelines for Murdoch ShowdownNelson will be without the services of captain Jack Karran for Friday’s tilt against Beaver Valley.Karran was whistled for his third kneeing infraction costing the Grand Prairie native a two-game suspension.Karran, Nelson’s leading scorer, sat out Monday’s victory over Revelstoke. He’s set to return to the lineup for Saturday’s game in Castlegar against the Rebels.December concludes on winning noteThe recent winning streak allow Nelson to conclude December with a winning 5-3 record.Nelson has 16 games remaining on the schedule — eight at home and eight on the road. Nine of those games are against Murdoch Division opponents as the Leafs look to lock up the its second consecutive title and home ice advantage through the first two rounds of the playoffs.last_img read more

Columbus Catholic boys basketball beats Owen-Withee for seventh-straight win

first_imgDons now 4-0 in Cloverbelt EastBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterOWEN — The Marshfield Columbus Catholic boys basketball team improved to 7-0 with a 86-64 win over Owen-Withee in a Cloverbelt Conference East Division game Tuesday night at Owen-Withee High School. Game statistics were not reported.The game was a make-up from last Friday, when it was postponed due to a winter storm.The Dons are now 4-0 in the Cloverbelt East heading into a game at home against Gilman on Thursday. Owen-Withee falls to 3-4 and 3-2 in the conference.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)last_img

Yahoo Image Search: Now With Creative Commons

first_imgFlickr’s own search interface is relatively clunky compared to Yahoo Image Search and the filter settings on Flickr are hidden behind the advanced search feature which only appears after you have initiated a regular search. While this is also true for Yahoo Image Search, Yahoo remembers your settings between search sessions, which is quite a time-saver.There are also a number of third-party tools for searching CC-licensed images on Flickr, including compfight, one of our favorites, but few are as slick as Yahoo’s Image Search.As we reported earlier this year, most Flickr users choose the most restrictive licenses for their images, but with over 100 million CC-licensed images on Flickr, chances are that you will find a good picture with the right license for almost any occasion. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Yahoo Image Search got a nice update today that allows users to filter search results by Creative Commons (CC) license.For now, this search only includes CC-licensed images from Flickr, Yahoo’s own photo sharing service. The Yahoo Image Search interface actually turns out to be a very nice gateway to the CC-licensed image collection on Flickr, especially because the previews update immediately after you change a filter setting. Creative Commons licenses allows content creators to restrict and open up the use of their creations depending on the exact license they choose. Depending on the license, images, for example, can be remixed, used commercially, and shared freely with and without attribution. Tags:#news#Product Reviews#web#Yahoo Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market frederic lardinois Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

Patents: Major Tech Firms Dominate Patent Filings — AI for Structured Data Drives Value.

first_imgThe number of patents being filed for AI inventions and techniques is soaring. A report by EconSight estimated the annual growth rate to be 29.3 percent between 2010 and 2018. Andrew Ng, chief executive of Landing AI, wrote in the WIPO report that “media coverage tends to focus on images, speech and natural language processing because those types of data are very human. Structured data gets less attention because it’s not as visual or intuitive, but it is driving massive value today and will continue as companies across all industries transform themselves with AI.” David Nadler, founder of Kensho Technologies , said that “the coming era will be looked back upon as the ‘AI era,’ when AI became the defining competitive advantage for corporations, government agencies, and investment professionals.” While the number of patents is large, one issue is that the number those patents are concentrated in the hands of a small number of technology companies.center_img Francis Gurry, WIPO Director General, said that “patenting activity in the artificial intelligence realm is rising at a rapid pace, meaning we can expect a very significant number of new AI-based products, applications, and techniques that will alter our daily lives.” Amy Webb, NYU Stern School of Business, said that “it may feel like AI is being developed by many different countries from around the world, and to some extent that’s true, however, essentially there are only nine companies in the world that effectively have the lion share of patents. Those firms are well capitalized and are effectively building out the frameworks for the future. The problem with this is that the future of AI is seemingly concentrated in the hands of just a few companies, but we need to think more holistically.”last_img read more