Southland Announces 2019 Preseason All-Conference Baseball Teams

first_img Eddy Gonzalez* Incarnate Word OF Sr. Laredo, Texas Jerry Maddox* Northwestern State P Sr. Dayton, Texas Shane Selman McNeese OF Sr. Lake Charles, La. Kyle Bergeron* Incarnate Word 2B Jr. Bridge City, Texas Tyler Smith* Central Arkanas 1B Sr. Deer Park, Texas Hunter Hearn* Sam Houston State OF Sr. Crosby, Texas Jake Georgiades* Stephen F. Austin 3B Sr. College Station, Texas Cole Coker* Lamar U Jr. Huffman, Texas Beau Bratton* New Orleans C Jr. Biloxi, Miss. Hayden Wesneski* Sam Houston State P Jr. Cyrpess, Texas Enrique Sanchez Jr. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 3B Sr. Houston, Texas Ethan Valdez Nicholls SS Sr. San Antonio, Texas Carlisle Koestler* Southeastern Louisiana P Sr. Vicksburg, Miss. * – Member of 2018 All-Southland Conference Teams Pearce Howard New Orleans OF So. Silver Springs, Md. Corey Gaconi* Southeastern Louisiana P Sr. Metairie, La. J.P. Lagreco* Northwestern State DH Sr. Pearl River, La. Dalon Farkas* Abilene Christian DH Sr. Milton, Ga. Clayton Harp Sam Houston State OF Sr. El Campo, Texas Ryan Flores* Incarnate Word 1B So. Corpus Christi, Texas Itchy Burts* Texas A&M-Corpus Christi OF Sr. League City, Texas FRISCO, Texas – Reigning Newcomer of the Year and Northwestern State senior pitcher Jerry Maddox headlines the 2019 Southland Conference Preseason All-Conference baseball teams, announced by the league Tuesday.Incarnate Word, Northwestern State, Sam Houston State, Southeastern Louisiana, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi all earned a trio of selections while Abilene Christian, McNeese, New Orleans and Stephen F. Austin each earned two picks. Central Arkansas, Lamar and Nicholls each garnered one spot.The Cardinals and Lions lead the first team with a pair of their selections being named to the top list, including Southeastern Louisiana pitcher and two-time all-conference honoree Corey Gaconi. The Metairie, La., native went 7-1 as a member of the Lions’ 2018 rotation and issued just 1.8 walks per nine innings.A San Jacinto Junior College transfer, Maddox worked his way from mid-week starter to weekend rotation staple and posted the Southland’s lowest ERA (1.88) among pitchers with at least 50 innings pitched. He recorded a league-high eight wins, struck out 99 batters over 86 innings and registered a .182 opposing batting average.Among the second-teamers are 2017 Southland Conference Hitter of the Year Shane Selman of McNeese, and 2017 Freshman of the Year and SHSU hurler Hayden Wesneski. A year after being one of the league’s most explosive hitters, Selman still managed to club the third-most home runs in the league (10), despite his average dipping 40 points.A third-team All-Southland pick in 2018, Wesneski finished the year with a 7-3 mark and went at least six innings in 10 of his 15 starts, including each of his last eight, and posted nine quality starts.The 2018 Southland Baseball Preseason Poll will be announced Thursday. The season begins Friday, Feb. 15, with 13 games, starting when Nicholls welcomes Southern Illinois at 1 p.m. CT.Southland preseason all-conference teams are nominated and voted upon by the league’s head coaches. Voting for one’s own athletes is not permitted. Returning all-conference selections from the previous season are automatically named to the preseason teams and may be elevated to higher teams based on available positions.2019 Southland Conference Preseason All-Conference Baseball TeamsFirst Team Second Team Ridge Heisler* Northwestern State P Sr. Mangham, La. Drake Osborn* Texas A&M-Corpus Christi C Jr. Sandia, Texas Name School Pos. Class Hometown Aidan Anderson McNeese P Sr. Beaumont, Texas Cody Grosse* Southeastern Louisiana 2B Sr. Plainfield, Ill. Name School Pos. Class Hometown Manny Vasquez Stephen F. Austin SS Sr. Naco, Ariz. Derek Scott* Abilene Christian U Sr. Abilene, Texaslast_img read more

How to fix Resolving Host DNS issues on Windows

first_imgHow to fix Resolving Host (DNS) issues on Windows by Martin Brinkmann on October 20, 2016 in Internet – 2 commentsSometimes when you are using your computer you may experience issues when trying to connect to specific sites, services or using specific programs.Depending on the program in question, you may get a status message such as “resolving host” or something similar.Google Chrome for instance may display that message in the status bar when you connect to sites, while Firefox displays “looking up” instead. While the issue may be limited to individual sites or programs, it may also be the case that it is affecting any program or site on the device.What does Resolving Host mean?Whenever you connect to a site in a program like Chrome or Firefox, things happen in the background that you usually don’t see unless something breaks.One of the things is that the program uses a DNS server to “translate” a domain name like facebook.com or ghacks.net to an IP address. While humans use domains, computer’s use IP addresses.Computers don’t have an address book of all domain to IP address links which means that programs need to look them up when requests are made.A DNS server is contacted which looks the information up and returns the IP address associated with the domain.If that process takes longer than it should, a resolving host status may be displayed.Browsers, Windows and other programs may cache DNS records for some time to eliminate the look up phase of connections.What can you do if you get Resolving Host issues?There are numerous reasons why you may get DNS look up timeouts or slow look ups. The first thing you may want to do is define the issue as best as you can:When did it start?Is it permanent or temporary?Is it affecting all programs or only select programs?One example: I noticed DNS look up issues recently when using the Private Internet Access VPN (PIA). Whenever I would connect to PIA, I’d get Resolving Host issues in Chrome, and longer loading times in other web browsers. You may pinpoint the issue to something similar.Fixing Resolving Host issuesDepending on the issue, you may be able to fix it quickly. One of the easier fixes that you may want to try first is to switch to a different DNS service to see if it resolves the issue.Most Internet connections use the Internet Provider’s DNS server for look ups by default. If that server is slow or badly configured, you may be able to resolve the errors by switching DNS servers.Note: All requests are made to the DNS server you pick. This can be a privacy issue, so pick the public provider with care.You may change the DNS server manually, or use a program for that. Unless you are familiar with the manual operation, I suggest you try a program like DNS Jumper or DNS Switch which let you do that easily.We ran some tests back in 2015 to find the fastest DNS provider, and you may use the information there as well to pick one of the DNS providers.Setting Dns Server manuallyThe process differs slightly between Windows versions. On Windows 10, you’d right-click the network icon in the system tray area of the operating system, and select Network and Sharing Center.There you’d select “change adapter settings”. This opens the list of network connections. Look for connections that active and enabled. Right-click on the one that is used on your system, and select properties from the menu.Double-click the “Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) item, and add two custom DNS servers to the page that opens.You may also need to switch from “obtain DNS server address automatically” to “use the following DNS server addresses” before you can do that.If your connection uses the IPv6 protocol instead, perform the operation on Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6) instead.Other options to exploreSwitching DNS servers will resolve the issue usually. There are however situations where this may not be the case.The following list provides you with pointers that may help you if that is the case for you:DNS Caching: Windows caches DNS look ups, and some programs may do so as well. You may want to flush the Windows DNS Cache, and the cache of the program you are using if it uses one, to find out if old entries may have caused the loading issues. In Chrome, you may load chrome://net-internals/#dns and click on the clear host cache to do that. Firefox users may use an extension like DNS Flusher for that.Disable DNS Prefetching: Some programs may use prefetching to look up DNS information prior to a user’s action. The idea is to speed up the time it takes to load the site by performing certain operations in advance. Chrome does that, and you may disable the feature by loading chrome://settings/ in the address bar, scrolling down and clicking on “show advanced settings”, and making sure that “use a prediction service to load pages more quickly” is unchecked.The Hosts file: If you have added entries to the Hosts file, either manually or by running programs, resolving host issues may be caused by it. On Windows, you find the hosts file under C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc. This solution may work well if you notice issues with some sites or a single site only. Also, you may add IP addresses to that site’s hostname to the Hosts file to force the look up. This can be useful if the DNS server returns an old IP address or none at all, while you know the right IP.Check the Local Area Network Settings: LAN settings may interfere with look ups as well. You find them in the Internet Options which you can open from Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, or via the classic Control Panel. If you are using Chrome, load chrome://settings/, then show advanced settings. Scroll down until you find Network listed there. Click on “change proxy settings” which opens the Internet Properties window. In that window, switch to connections, and click on the lan settings button there. You may want to disable automatic configuration and proxy server if listed there. Note: if this is a work computer, you may not be able to do that, and if you are, Internet may not work anymore so better leave those settings alone.Now You: Know of another solution to fix DNS lookup issues?SummaryArticle NameHow to fix Resolving Host (DNS) issues on WindowsDescriptionThe guide walks you through the steps of troubleshooting resolving host / DNS look up issues on Windows machines or particular programs like Chrome or Firefox.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

GitHub too sees usage of its services by nonsoftw

first_imgGitHub too sees usage of its services by non-software developers for non-software purposes. Sam Lambert, director of systems at GitHub, said that GitHub leads the way internally by using its service for typical business work.“People are applying our workflow to other areas,” he said. “We do Continuous Integration on blog posts that checks for grammar, images, text, and runs Continuous Integrations against it. That’s a workflow, applied backward to writing. We’re seeing more and more industries [using it].”GitHub is currently used, for example, by museums such as New York’s Museum of Modern Art and the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum. These museums are keeping copies of their assets online for use by developers who might want to visualize or otherwise process that information.Video-pushing limitsOne area where workflows are changing is in marketing. At Space Camp, a recent conference in San Francisco focused on video marketing, the presentations were filled with stories of marketers building workflows online with ever-evolving storage of cloud-hosted content. Software developers have had a long-standing love affair with agile methodologies. Now, it seems that the rest of the business world is starting to realize that agile provides not only a better way to work, but also an easier path to collaborative business development.Atlassian’s JIRA issue-tracking system recently split into two new versions: one targeted at help desks, the other at generic usage. That leaves developers with their own targeted version, including all the bells and whistles for dealing with enterprise software development.But why make a software development tool available for other departments? Is this what the market is demanding?According to Atlassian’s president Jay Simons, “Part of the key to JIRA’s success is that it’s a product that is desired by technical people because it’s accessible to non-software people. As people are exposed to it, they understand the virtues and want the capabilities on other projects.”last_img read more