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WASHINGTON — In his first major move, CIA Director William Burns brought in a 30-year veteran of the agency to conduct espionage operations at a time when the spy agency was increasingly focused. more about China and is revamping human intelligence gathering in an era of increasing digital surveillance.

David Marlowe, who will be the new Deputy Director of Operations, is a veteran officer who has served overseas as a senior Central Intelligence Agency officer, known as the Station Chief, “in several of the most important environments. larger and more complex, including war zones “. said a CIA spokeswoman.

Mr Marlowe, whose post does not require confirmation from Congress, will lead a branch at the agency’s headquarters in Langley, Va. That oversees undercover agents who recruit foreign spies, ranging from foreign government officials to military men. business through disgruntled members of terrorist networks. The operations department also carries out covert actions abroad when headed by the president.

The CIA spokeswoman described Mr Marlowe’s appointment as a normal change in leadership.

He replaces Elizabeth Kimber, who in 2018 became the first woman to head the operations department, which has been a male-dominated stronghold for much of the CIA’s 73-year history.

“Dave is a very experienced and widely accomplished leader, and he picks up where Beth, an exceptional Agency officer over 36, left off to position the Operations Directorate for the future,” said Mr. . Burns.

CIA Director William Burns said modern surveillance techniques and technology have made his agency’s job more difficult.


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Little is known about Mr. Marlowe’s career. The CIA does not normally publicly disclose the overseas assignments of its employees. CIA officials described him as an Arabic speaker who spent 20 of his 30 years at the agency in field missions abroad. His most recent post, they said, was deputy director of the CIA’s Near East Mission Center, which brings together operations officers, intelligence analysts and other specialists to focus on the Middle East. .

Mr Marlowe takes over the work of CIA operations in what current and former intelligence officials say is a pivotal time for the spy agency. Its counterterrorism mission, which dominated the agency’s operations for nearly two decades after the September 11, 2001 attacks, is shrinking, replaced primarily by the multifaceted challenge from China. Beijing, according to US officials, carries out aggressive human and computer espionage, and the CIA is also tasked with monitoring its internal politics, economy and military.

At the same time, current and former officials said they were operating as an undercover CIA officer; recruit and meet spies; and crossing international borders have become more difficult in an era of increasing digital surveillance on a global scale. CIA agents – and their foreign intelligence adversaries – face biometric checks at many airports, cell phone and social media tracking, and surveillance cameras in cities around the world, so that they are trying to operate clandestinely.

Mr Burns admitted upon confirmation to the Senate in February that the agency’s espionage mission has become more difficult.

“One of the great challenges of today [for] operational craftsmanship is omnipresent technical surveillance, the ability of a number of our adversaries to make the conduct of traditional craftsmanship much more complicated, ”he said.

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Infographic: Meet the men allowed to run for president in Iran | Elections News https://scottishultramarathonseries.org/infographic-meet-the-men-allowed-to-run-for-president-in-iran-elections-news/ https://scottishultramarathonseries.org/infographic-meet-the-men-allowed-to-run-for-president-in-iran-elections-news/#respond Wed, 16 Jun 2021 13:36:55 +0000 https://scottishultramarathonseries.org/infographic-meet-the-men-allowed-to-run-for-president-in-iran-elections-news/

Tehran, Iran – At the opening Friday of the polling stations for the Iranian presidential election, five men will be on the ballot box, but one enjoys a significant lead over the others.

Observers predict that Iran’s eighth president will be elected with a very low turnout amid public disillusionment and widespread disqualification of reformist and pragmatic candidates by the Council of Guardians, a 12-member constitutional oversight body.

Here are the men allowed to embark on the hard-hitting race for a presidency that could influence how Iran approaches its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, US sanctions and a struggling economy defined by soaring inflation.

Ebrahim Raisi

Ebrahim Raisi, the current Iranian chief justice, is by far the favorite. It enjoys wide support from conservative and radical politicians and factions and has largely dominated the polls. Like Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Raisi wears a black turban, indicating that he is a sayyid – a descendant of the Prophet of Islam Muhammad.

The 60-year-old cleric is also seen as the most likely candidate to replace Khamenei, 82, upon his death, a point raised by an opponent during televised presidential debates as something that could cause him to drop the presidency if he wins it. .

Raisi grew up in the northeastern town of Mashhad, an important religious center for Shia Muslims where Imam Reza, the eighth Shia imam, is buried. He attended Qom Seminary and studied with some of Iran’s most prominent clerics. His education was a point of contention in the debates, where he said he had a JD and denied having only six levels of formal education.

After the Islamic Revolution of 1979, a young Raisi joined the prosecutor’s office in Masjed Soleyman in southwest Iran and later became the prosecutor for several jurisdictions. He moved to the capital, Tehran, in 1985 after being appointed deputy prosecutor.

He is believed to have played a role in the mass execution of political prisoners that took place in 1988, shortly after the end of the eight-year Iran-Iraq war. He never publicly addressed the allegations. For the next three decades, he served as Tehran’s prosecutor, head of the General Inspectorate Organization, attorney general of the Special Clergy Tribunal, and deputy chief justice.

The Supreme Leader appointed Raisi as head of Atan-e Quds Razavi, the influential shrine of Imam Reza, in March 2016. Heading one of Iran’s largest bonyads, or charitable trusts, gave Raisi the control of assets worth billions of dollars and solidified its position among the clerical and business elite of Mashhad.

Raisi ran unsuccessfully against incumbent President Hassan Rouhani in the 2017 presidential election, garnering 38% of the vote, or just under 16 million votes. Khamenei appointed Raisi as head of the judiciary in 2019, and he tried to strengthen his position as an anti-corruption champion by targeting insiders and holding public trials, while effectively starting his presidential campaign early in the morning. visiting almost all 32 Iranian provinces. Raisi called himself a “rival to corruption, inefficiency and aristocracy” and said he would maintain the nuclear deal as a state deal, but believes a “strong government Is necessary to steer it in the right direction.

Abdolnaser Hemmati

An unlikely candidate, the moderate Abdolnaser Hemmati tried to present himself as a realist. He became governor of the Central Bank of Iran in 2018 during a tumultuous time, shortly after US President Donald Trump backed down on the nuclear deal and began imposing harsh sanctions that ultimately engulfed the entire Iranian economy.

The 64-year-old was dismissed from his post by Rouhani earlier this month for running for president, but his opponents have tried to portray him as one of the figures behind the current dire economic situation.

A former state television journalist and veteran of Iran’s banking and insurance industries, Hemmati tried to oppose some of the more outlandish promises made by the candidates, saying they couldn’t be made then that the country continues to fight against sanctions and that governments run massive budget deficits. But he also promised to dramatically increase monthly cash payments to low-income families and once again bring inflation down to single-digit territory.

Hemmati explicitly supported the reinstatement of the nuclear deal and the lifting of sanctions in an electoral cycle where the problems arising from it were barely mentioned after the supreme leader said foreign policy was not a “priority for the people”. He also suggested he was open to meeting with US President Joe Biden if such a meeting fell within the framework of the Iranian establishment.

Said Jalili

Former nuclear negotiator under the presidency of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the intransigent Saeed Jalili is now the representative of the Supreme Leader at the Supreme National Security Council, a high-level body currently in charge of the nuclear issue.

He ran unsuccessfully in the 2013 election which Rouhani won for his first term, finishing third with around 11% of the vote. Jalili is a staunch opponent of the nuclear deal and the financial transparency legislation required to complete Iran’s plan of action with the Intergovernmental Financial Action Task Force (FATF). He pledged to “cancel” the sanctions by increasing local production so that Iran’s rivals have no choice but to lift the sanctions.

The 55-year-old was born in Mashhad, earned a doctorate in political science and then served as a Basij volunteer during the 1980s war with neighboring Iraq. He was seriously injured in the fighting and lost the lower part of his right leg.

Jalili worked as a university professor after the war, then entered the Foreign Ministry, rising through the ranks to become a member of the National Security Council. He was promoted to Secretary of the Council in 2007 as he became a central figure in international negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program. His term ended in 2013, but he still sits on the board and is also a member of another influential body, the Opportunity Council.

Mohsen Rezaei

Nicknamed the “Eternal Candidate” for his years trying to become president, Mohsen Rezaei has led the Opportunity Council since 1997.

The hard-line politician and military man was born into a religious Bakhtiyari family and is also a veteran of the war with Iraq. He joined the nascent Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), became its intelligence chief, and was instrumental in expanding the elite force. In 1981, Rezaei was appointed by the then Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, Commander-in-Chief of the IRGC and held that post for 16 years.

The 66-year-old is also among those who have for years resisted implementing legislation to satisfy the FATF, saying it will hurt the country and prevent Iran from circumventing US sanctions. Rezaei, who has previously suggested taking US citizens hostage for ransom, is also an opponent of the nuclear deal and has supported the cancellation of sanctions “so that the enemy regrets” that he sanctions Iran.

He pledged to increase the ailing national currency, identify and redirect tens of billions of dollars of poorly spent budget, increase cash grants tenfold and heavily include marginalized youth, women and Iranians in his plans for the future.

Amir Hossein Ghazizadeh Hachemi

Another candidate in the extremely low polls, Amir Hossein Ghazizadeh Hashemi is the youngest of the presidential candidates at 50. He is a long-time legislator and otolaryngologist (ear, nose, throat specialist).

A curator from Fariman in Khorasan Razavi, he served as the representative of the people of Mashhad in the Iranian parliament for four consecutive terms. Ghazizadeh served as deputy speaker of parliament under Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf in the first year of the current parliament, which came to power amid widespread disqualification of reformists and low turnout in February 2020. He was replaced earlier this month and is now a member of parliament.

During the three presidential debates, he attempted to play the adult in the room, largely refraining from personal blows and sticking to the questions posed by the state television host as others exchanged views. pikes.

Ghazizadeh, a cousin of former health minister Hassan Ghazizadeh Hashemi and current lawmaker Ehsan Ghazizadeh Hashemi, has vowed to form a young government to guide the revolution into its second phase under the leadership of the Supreme Leader.

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Easthampton Mayor Nicole LaChapelle announces her candidacy for re-election https://scottishultramarathonseries.org/easthampton-mayor-nicole-lachapelle-announces-her-candidacy-for-re-election/ https://scottishultramarathonseries.org/easthampton-mayor-nicole-lachapelle-announces-her-candidacy-for-re-election/#respond Tue, 15 Jun 2021 18:31:38 +0000 https://scottishultramarathonseries.org/easthampton-mayor-nicole-lachapelle-announces-her-candidacy-for-re-election/

EASTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – Easthampton Mayor Nicole LaChapelle announced on Tuesday that she would run for another term as mayor.

Mayor LaChapelle said in an announcement sent to 22News that she wanted to continue to guide the city through the plans that continue to unfold during the coronavirus pandemic. The full announcement is below:

“Since my first election in 2017, we have launched exciting plans for the future of Easthampton that balance smart growth and fairness. We have received a record number of grants and other investment funding opportunities and we are starting to see the fruits of this work, as we execute projects like Blueprint Easthampton, the new Mountain View K-8 School, and significant improvements to our roads and open spaces.

The ravages of COVID-19 have shone the spotlight on issues that existed long before the pandemic. With new urgency, we have long-awaited conversations about food and housing security, education, the fragile health and child care systems, harm reduction strategies, internet access and health. government efficiency.

Our work together is not over. And that is why I am running for re-election.

I am grateful that our smart tax planning has borne fruit and I am proud to have kept Easthampton stable and growing during the global pandemic, but now I must also look to 2021. It would be a great honor for me to continue to guide the city through these challenges. – without forgetting to put our ambitious pre-COVID economic development efforts back on track. We have a bright future ahead of us at Easthampton.

I am writing to you today to ask for your support as I run for re-election as mayor of Easthampton.

Thank you for your trust and your partnership. Together, let’s envision a peaceful and productive future for Easthampton.

With gratitude,
Nicole LaChapelle
Mayor of Easthampton

PS I want to talk to as many people as possible this summer about my re-election. If you want to throw a house party, reply to this email and we’ll follow up! “

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State Representative Michele Rayner launches congressional candidacy and runs for Crist’s House seat https://scottishultramarathonseries.org/state-representative-michele-rayner-launches-congressional-candidacy-and-runs-for-crists-house-seat/ https://scottishultramarathonseries.org/state-representative-michele-rayner-launches-congressional-candidacy-and-runs-for-crists-house-seat/#respond Mon, 14 Jun 2021 23:20:45 +0000 https://scottishultramarathonseries.org/state-representative-michele-rayner-launches-congressional-candidacy-and-runs-for-crists-house-seat/

Another Democrat throws his hat into the ring for the District 13 seat in the United States House of Representatives.

Civil rights lawyer and state legislator Michele Rayner announced her candidacy Monday morning in Largo with little pomp, surrounded by a small group of family members and supporters of her family’s church.

“We need bold, people-centered leadership. We need to protect our democracy and ensure that the people, not Michele, not the rich and the corporations, but the people get what they deserve,” he said. she declared to her supporters.

Rayner was elected to Florida House in 2020. If she won this race, she would be one of the first openly LGBTQ women of color to sit in Congress.

She is perhaps best known for legally representing the family of Markeis McGlockton, a black man who was gunned down while in the parking lot of a convenience store in Clearwater. The case sparked debate over Florida’s defense law.

USF political scientist Dr Ed Benton says Rayner is the most progressive of the three Democrats vying for the seat vacated by Rep. Charlie Crist who is running for governor again. She is entering the race following state lawmaker Ben Diamond and former Obama adviser Eric Lynn.

“That’s the most important thing right now is to bring attention to parting with a wide range of candidates to win the primary,” Benton told FOX 13.

On the Republicans’ side is Anna Paulina Luna, who is fresh in the minds of voters after nearly beating Crist for the same seat in 2020.

More candidates are expected to enter the contest – and their job is done for them in a race that is essential for Democrats to maintain their power in the House.

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Photo of Austin Hemmingson The Escanaba baseball team regroup after losing to Muskegon Oakridge in an MHSAA regional final on Saturday in Alma.

ALMA – A bad round can be the difference between winning and losing.

This was the case for the Escanaba baseball team on Saturday afternoon at Alma College, as the Eskymos allowed a four-run inning that proved too difficult to overcome in a 5-2 loss. vs. Muskegon Oakridge in an MHSAA Division 2 Regional Championship game.

Coming in late in the fourth, the score was tied 1-1. Esky starter Jared Hanson was rolling over the mound, taking out the first two hitters on strikes with few problems before a costly mistake allowed the Eagles to start a rally.

Devin Jeppeson blew one up in foul territory on the third baseman’s side, but Esky’s third baseman Collin Arnt couldn’t line the ball cleanly with the sun in his eyes.

Jeppeson eventually got a walk, and teammate Matt Danicek picked right field, setting the stage for Corey Vanderputte to lead in a race with another single to the right.

The inning only got worse from there, as Vanderputte stole second place on the next strike at bat. Esky wide receiver Tyler Lawson threw on second base in an attempt to get out, allowing Danicek to come back from third and make it 3-1.

Two more points came before Hanson was pulled out in favor of Arnt, who ultimately stopped the bleeding by sending Ty Asmus flying down center with bases loaded in a 5-1 game.

“We’ve been on a hot streak for about three weeks now and we’ve played our best baseball,” Esky’s coach Scott Hanson said. “Today some of the things we did earlier in the year came back to hurt us. … We had a few mistakes, a few balls that should have been caught, but that’s how it is. I didn’t realize how bad it was until (the Eagles) dropped a few balls at third base.

“So it was just an extremely difficult situation. The ball went to the wrong place so I don’t call Collin or anything. We started to throw the ball a bit, and it hurt us. “

What made matters worse was that the Eskymos had already had a chance to take the lead in the first half of the inning, but Eagles starter Seth Plumhoff allowed Lawson to hit a ground ball. slack at second base with bases loaded.

Esky also left the bases loaded in sixth.

“Throughout the year we’ve had the problem of having runners on the bases and not getting that key shot.” Coach Hanson said. “I don’t know how many we had in total, but it’s probably 10-12 runners that we left, and we didn’t get that two-out hit.”

Bryant Maki started the seventh with a brace and eventually scored on wild ground to make it 5-2, but Asmus finished the job by flying Ben Johnson to the right.

“It feels really good” Eagles coach Brandon Barry said. “After the COVID shutdown last year… We have two kids who have college experience – these sophomores who were with us in the semifinals two years ago. Seth Plumhoff is one of them, and he did a fantastic job (pitcher). Ethan (Miller) brought us to this game last Wednesday, so we’ve been riding those two lately.

“Our bats are starting to move around a bit. I thought we had some timely hits. We put Corey Vanderputte at the top of our order, and he just struck a chord. When he grabs the ball he has trouble with the bases, and we’ve had other guys hitting some big hits. We did what we needed to do to beat a good team.

The Eskymos got on the board first on a run batted in by Hunter Lancour early in the third, but the Eagles were quick to respond with a simple RBI to Miller’s left in the lower half of the inning.

“The children weren’t trying to do too much” Barry said. “(Hanson) was dealing, and he was throwing as hard as probably any kid we’ve seen this year. He picked up a pace, and we had to break his pace by going off the beaten track a bit. You can’t abuse a kid like that because you’ll end up looking silly when you do because he’s going to jump on you, and you’ll end up swinging into the ground. Once we took a step back, we put a few shots together, and that was the difference.

Oakridge, who beat Esky 7-5, qualified to face Gladwin in the quarterfinals later on Saturday afternoon, but the rain postponed the game as the Eagles (14-12-1) were down 4-1. in fourth. That competition ends today, with the winner advancing to the state semifinals at Michigan State University later this week.

The Eskymos ended their season 23-6.

“Have a good season” Coach Hanson said. “A few months ago I wasn’t even sure we were going to have a season with the way things were with COVID, so when all is said and done and all the emotions are gone, we played a game. season, we are 23 -6, we made it to the regional ones, and the boys had a great time. They represented our school and our community as champions, and that’s all I can ask for. It was awesome.

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Michael McGough: Garland is right: he does not run an anti-Trump Justice Department | Column https://scottishultramarathonseries.org/michael-mcgough-garland-is-right-he-does-not-run-an-anti-trump-justice-department-column/ https://scottishultramarathonseries.org/michael-mcgough-garland-is-right-he-does-not-run-an-anti-trump-justice-department-column/#respond Sun, 13 Jun 2021 13:15:00 +0000 https://scottishultramarathonseries.org/michael-mcgough-garland-is-right-he-does-not-run-an-anti-trump-justice-department-column/

Attorney General Merrick Garland on Wednesday raised concerns that the Justice Department was taking positions that benefited Trump or his policies when he testified before a Senate subcommittee.

In response to a question from Senator Patrick J. Leahy, D-Vt., Garland said that “The job of the Department of Justice in law-making is not to support any administration, past or present. Our job is to represent the American people and our job is to ensure respect for the rule of law. “

Garland also made a distinction between law and policy, noting that the Biden administration had overturned several Trump administration decisions in the latter category. The White House has called President Joe Biden’s decision that the department will no longer search journalists’ telephone and electronic records in connection with investigations into the leaks “political direction.”

The distinction Garland drew between law and policy is arguably too sharp. For example, when Obama’s Justice Department refused to defend a key provision of the marriage defense law in court, politics seemed as important as legal considerations.

Politics may also have played a role in Garland’s position in Title IX. Writing in Slate, Mark Joseph Stern noted that Biden’s Justice Department promise to uphold Title IX religious exemption comes amid opposition to intervention in the case by an association of Christian colleges. who could make more radical arguments to exempt schools from civil rights. laws. This legal strategy could be seen as consistent with the administration’s policy to support gay rights.

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Running, jumping, crawling; An overview of law enforcement training https://scottishultramarathonseries.org/running-jumping-crawling-an-overview-of-law-enforcement-training/ https://scottishultramarathonseries.org/running-jumping-crawling-an-overview-of-law-enforcement-training/#respond Sat, 12 Jun 2021 17:46:10 +0000 https://scottishultramarathonseries.org/running-jumping-crawling-an-overview-of-law-enforcement-training/

CHESAPEAKE, Virginia – You might be considering starting a career in law enforcement, but ask those in the field and they’ll tell you it involves persistence, physical and mental toughness.

“If you are confident, engaged and community oriented then we want you,” said Major David Rosado of the Chesapeake Sheriff’s Office.

The Chesapeake Law Enforcement Training Academy opened at News 3 to show what you can expect when you are starting out. Major Rosado is one of the academy’s instructors.

Recruits will be subjected to physical aptitude tests. The Chesapeake Training Academy’s agility course features a series of obstacles that mimic scenarios MPs may encounter on duty.

The recruits must run, jump and crawl. Part of the agility course is also to memorize the details of a suspect that the recruit needs to identify based on the information provided by the instructor. There was also a 150-pound dummy that recruits had to shoot a short distance and lie down gently.

Instructors said everyone usually finished in under two minutes. News 3 Journalist Julio Avila ran the course and finished in 1h28.

There were two recruits who were to take the course, after a mile and a half run. A recruit ran the agility course in 1:16.

“If you are able to pass our physical agility course, we have the whole 17 week academy to get you into better shape,” said Rosado.

If you pass after these 17 weeks, you will be sworn in as a deputy. However, you should not expect physical tests.

“Through the academy, we take a collective of 11 written tests,” explained Sergeant Nikki Pascal, deputy director of the training academy, “two weeks of defensive tactics, one week of driving, and we also have a gun week. “

If you think you can meet all the requirements, you might fit in.

“It’s difficult, but it’s totally doable,” said Sergeant Pascal.

At present, sheriff’s offices across the region, including Chesapeake, are facing a shortage of candidates. They are looking to hire and retain members of Parliament.

Sheriff’s offices have had to adjust their hiring practices, such as lowering the hiring age from 21 to 18. In previous interviews, Hampton Roads sheriffs have said the new hiring age has resulted in new hires.

“Once they’ve done that and they know they can accomplish this,” Rosado said, “everything else will fall into place.”

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Roc Riggio completes three home runs in Thousand Oaks quarter-final win over San Dimas – San Gabriel Valley Tribune https://scottishultramarathonseries.org/roc-riggio-completes-three-home-runs-in-thousand-oaks-quarter-final-win-over-san-dimas-san-gabriel-valley-tribune/ https://scottishultramarathonseries.org/roc-riggio-completes-three-home-runs-in-thousand-oaks-quarter-final-win-over-san-dimas-san-gabriel-valley-tribune/#respond Sat, 12 Jun 2021 03:37:39 +0000 https://scottishultramarathonseries.org/roc-riggio-completes-three-home-runs-in-thousand-oaks-quarter-final-win-over-san-dimas-san-gabriel-valley-tribune/

When your name is Roc Riggio, and it’s your birthday, what else are you waiting for?

Riggio, the Thousand Oaks second baseman who signed to play for Oklahoma State, turned Friday’s CIF South Section Division 2 quarterfinal into his own home run derby.

The senior circled three home runs – all in different parts of the pitch – including a mammoth, punctuating a three-point shot in the sixth inning that left those watching with their jaws on the ground as he finished the day with six RBIs then as Thousand Oaks went on to rout San Dimas, 12-1.

“This kid, he hit a ball all over the place, and we knew he could hit it a mile,” San Dimas coach Mike Regan said of Riggio. “It’s about as good as baseball in high school, he’s going to do a lot of good things, he’s a very talented kid.”

The Lancers have over 40 home runs this season, and Riggio reached his ninth, tenth and eleventh.

“I couldn’t have done it without the guys behind me,” said Riggio. “Obviously I felt great at home plate today and had a few good shots that helped my team, but we all had a great day, and that’s all you can ask for in playoff baseball. . “

Thousand Oaks coach Jack Wilson could tell how serious his team was in warm-ups and someone might have a day like this, and why not Riggio.

“It’s a big birthday day,” Wilson said. “You spend a lot of time with these kids and you can see they were focused and got off the bus and their stretch was silent. We worked really hard on our game plan yesterday, especially Roc, and he stayed in the ball today and hit a home run down center, center left and center right and that was kind of our plan. for today.

Young Saints (20-5) starting four freshmen and one sophomore got a good taste of what a senior seed looks like with three Division 1 signers, that’s for sure.

“Obviously they’re a great team and they smoked the ball,” said Regan. “But we had opportunities early on and we didn’t move the runners and got a big hit and we can hit. Hats off they’re really good and we’re super young and getting to the quarterfinals with this group is huge because we only lose three (senior) kids, but there is going to be a bright future for this group, and Mille Oaks. has an amazing team, so congratulations to them.

Thousand Oaks (27-1), who opened the season winning their first 23 games, advance to Tuesday’s semi-finals, where they await the winner of Saturday’s quarter-final between Bonita and Los Alamitos.

Thousands Oaks’ show of power didn’t end with Riggio, hitting a two-run homer in the third inning and a solo shot in the fifth.

Charlie Saum, who signed with Stanford, hit a two-run homer that gave the Lancers a 5-0 lead in the third inning and shortstop Max Muncy, who is signed for Arkansas, went 2 in 3 with a double and a point. scored as the Lancers had 11 hits.

Lancers starting pitcher Myles Weiss played five innings and allowed seven hits, but allowed just one run.

The Saints almost did something dramatic in the bottom half of the third, but it wasn’t.

After Thousand Oaks ran with the bases loaded, Matt Rice completed a deep left volley that looked like it could go for a game-tying grand slam, but it was only a long flight, and the Saints were still in the game. lagging behind, 5-1, and it was never a contest after that

Riggio’s three-run homerun in the sixth set made it 9-1 and that was it.

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All-Star Game 5K to roam the streets of downtown Denver https://scottishultramarathonseries.org/all-star-game-5k-to-roam-the-streets-of-downtown-denver/ https://scottishultramarathonseries.org/all-star-game-5k-to-roam-the-streets-of-downtown-denver/#respond Fri, 11 Jun 2021 17:48:00 +0000 https://scottishultramarathonseries.org/all-star-game-5k-to-roam-the-streets-of-downtown-denver/ The family event will have a scenic route and the MLB mascots will greet the runners at the finish line.

DENVER – Plans for 2021 MLB All-Star 5K in Denver were announced Friday by Major League Baseball (MLB) and the Colorado Rockies.

The family event will take place on Saturday July 10 in downtown Denver.

Open to all ages, the All-Star 5K course begins and ends at Civic Center Park in Denver, taking participants through a scenic drive that includes Capitol Hill, Speer Boulevard and the Golden Triangle.

MLB mascots will be waiting for participants at the finish line to help recognize their accomplishment.

MLB said all 5K attendees are then invited to a post-5K star celebration with free music and refreshments. Participants are encouraged to arrive early and warm up before the event start time.

All-Star 5K Early Bird Registration Available Now online. Prices will increase after June 30.

The 2021 All-Star 5K is the 11th annual baseball-themed 5K for fans during All-Star Week. The first event took place in 2009 with an All-Star 5K & Fun Run in St. Louis.

MLB All-Star 5K

  • Saturday July 10, 2021
  • 9:00 a.m.
  • Civic Center Park: 101 W. 14th Ave.

Early ticket registration (until June 30)

  • Adult | 40 $
  • 60 years and over | $ 35
  • 10-16 years old | $ 20
  • Less than 10 years old | FREE

Registration fees after June 30

  • Adult | $ 45
  • 60 years and over | 40 $
  • 10-16 years old | 25 $
  • Less than 10 years old | FREE

Stars Week Events

  • 91st MLB All-Star Game at Coors Field (July 13)
  • All-Star Workout Day with Home Run Derby (July 12)
  • All-Star Sunday with All-Star Futures Game (July 11)
  • All-Star Softball Game (July 11)
  • All-Star 5K (July 10)
  • Play Ball Park at the Colorado Convention Center (July 9-13)

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DPS still looking for suspect in fatal Pflugerville hit-and-run https://scottishultramarathonseries.org/dps-still-looking-for-suspect-in-fatal-pflugerville-hit-and-run/ https://scottishultramarathonseries.org/dps-still-looking-for-suspect-in-fatal-pflugerville-hit-and-run/#respond Thu, 10 Jun 2021 05:51:58 +0000 https://scottishultramarathonseries.org/dps-still-looking-for-suspect-in-fatal-pflugerville-hit-and-run/

the Texas Department of Public Safety is still looking for a suspect for fleeing a fatal hit and run crash in Pflugerville two weeks ago.

The incident killed 20-year-old Alyssa Gonzalez and now her family is advocating for justice.

“She was always smiling. She just had the biggest heart. She always wanted to help someone,” said Pamela Zamora, Alyssa’s mother.

For Pamela and Emilio Zamora, their daughter Alyssa Gonzalez was their world. “She was everything to us. She was, we felt like we had taken ourselves away so soon,” Pamela said.

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Alyssa’s family loved her, but so did her friends. Her parents say all of her friends hugged them like families.

Alyssa was the victim of a deadly hit-and-run on May 28. DPS says around 3:30 a.m., an unidentified vehicle struck Alyssa and fled. She was later pronounced dead at the scene.

“Lots of anger and hate and everything. Just a lot of ifs, could have, would have, but I can’t change it. I can’t help it at all,” Pamela said.

The family say the accident happened so suddenly that many people close to her didn’t want to believe it, including her best friend Judy Nguyen. “I texted her. I was like ‘ha ha it’s a funny text when it’s all over so I know you’re alive’ and I guess a few hours have passed and she doesn’t. just never called me. “

It was true, and DPS is still investigating who killed Alyssa.

“Just give us answers like why didn’t you stop? I mean you could have stopped. You could have called. Just do whatever it takes,” Pamela said.

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Alyssa’s friends have hugged her family whom they appreciate very much. The family say they will never let Alyssa’s memory fade. “She’s going to be our angel from now on. I told my boys our family is going to be a little different, but we’re still a family of five and she will never be forgotten,” Pamela said.

If you have any information on this matter, call DPS at 512-997-4106.

The family also owns a GoFundMe. Make a donation, Click here.

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