Thursday throwdown: Hughes runs for 3 scores; Indians now 2-0

first_img Hughes rushed for a game-high 173 yards on 13 carries, and caught one pass for 15 yards. He scored touchdowns on runs of 11, 31 and 38 yards. Johnson completed 10-of-17 passes for 152 yards. He also rushed for 78 yards on seven carries, including a 45-yard TD run. He also passed for a touchdown, hitting Dylan McGough on a 5-yard scoring strike.“We’ve known what kind of runner Hughes was since he was in middle school,” said Faircloth of his junior running back. “He has great vision and great speed. We just get him the ball and he goes.“Roschon is coming along. He got his arm hit a couple of times tonight which led to the interceptions, and those things are going to happen. He’s making good decisions with the ball and he can obviously tuck it and run. He’s an intelligent player and gets us in the right plays at the line of scrimmage.” By Daucy CrizerThe News correspondentBAYTOWN — The one-two punch of Preston Hughes and Roschon Johnson is a force to be reckoned with this season as each player continues to produce big play after big play through two games. On Thursday, the duo accounted for five touchdowns in leading Port Neches-Groves to a convincing 42-7 win over Goose Creek Memorial in non-district action at Stallworth Stadium.“I thought the story of the game was our defense,” said PNG coach Brandon Faircloth after the game. “They played really well. We got some early stops, three of four in a row, and we were able to turn that into some points.“Coach (Dustin) Templin and our defensive staff put together a great game plan and the kids played real hard. They get to the football well. I’m real proud of them. As a defense, we always want to stop the run and we were able to do that tonight.”center_img Already leading 27-0, PNG put together a methodical scoring drive that covered 67 yards in nine plays. Johnson connected with Keynel McZeal for a 17-yard completion and Johnson scrambled for 5 yards on fourth-and-five to keep the drive going. After a Johnson 9-yard scamper to the GCM 5, McGough capped the drive by catching a 5-yard touchdown pass to push the Indians lead to 33-0.The only other scoring in the third quarter was a 33-yard field goal by Preston Riggs that gave PNG a 36-0 lead.GCM (0-2) finally got on the board for the game and the season late in the fourth quarter. DeAndre Herman raced 61 yards for the Patriots’ first touchdown of the season. He finished the game with 105 yards rushing on 13 carries.Gage Carreon closed out the scoring in the game’s final seconds as the Indians were running out the clock. He carried the ball seven straight times, which totaled 53 yards, and scored on a 4-yard run on the final attempt with 0:08 remaining.PNG (2-0) wasted little time in getting on the board, needing just five plays to score on its first possession of the game. Hughes capped the drive with an 11-yard touchdown run to give the Indians a quick 7-0 leadThe Patriots’ ensuing drive was thwarted when Cameron Stansbury intercepted GCM quarterback Mason Pitts. The Indians put the turnover to good use, with Johnson racing 45 yards for a touchdown. He also had runs of six and eight yards on the quick four-play drive the put PNG up 14-0 with 3:10 left in the first quarter.The Indians made it three touchdowns in three possessions on their next drive. Johnson hit McZeal for a 15-yard completion to the GCM 35. Hughes cashed in two plays later on a 31-yard scamper to open the second quarter scoring. The extra point was blocked to make the score 20-0.The Patriots finally stopped the Indians on their next drive, as Tristan Lavan stepped in front of McZeal to intercept a pass from Johnson at the goal line. GCM put together its best drive of the half, but stalled at midfield.It took PNG just two plays to score on its ensuing possession. Johnson connected with McZeal on a 13-yard pass play to put the ball at the GCM 38. Hughes scored on the very next play on a 38-yard run to give the Indians a 27-0 lead.For GCM, Pitts completed 9-of-16 passes for 102 yards. In addition to rushing for 105 yards, Herman also caught five passes for 48 yards.last_img read more

Mike Faist, Ben Levi Ross & Mallory Bechtel to Voice Dear Evan Hansen: The Novel Audiobook

first_imgMike Faist on opening night of “Dear Evan Hansen” on Broadway(Photo: Emilio Madrid Kuser) Related Shows Dear Evan Hansen from $89.00center_img View Comments A trio of Dear Evan Hansen stars have been selected to lend their voices to the audiobook version of the upcoming Dear Evan Hansen: The Novel. Tony-nominated original cast member Mike Faist, current Broadway cast member Mallory Bechtel and tour headliner Ben Levi Ross will contribute to the previously announced book, penned by Val Emmich, set for release in hardcover and ebook editions on October 9 by the publisher Little, Brown.”It has been deeply rewarding to work with Val and the entire team at Little, Brown to bring this story to life in an entirely new medium,” said the musical’s Tony-winning creators Steven Levenson, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. “Now, to have our collaborators and friends Mike, Ben and Mallory join the audiobook has really brought the journey full circle for us.”The audiobook is accented by musical interludes, featuring Bechtel singing excerpts of two songs from the Broadway production: “Requiem” and “Only Us,” accompanied by Dillon Kondor, a Dear Evan Hansen guitarist who also performed instrumentals of both songs to open and close the audio production.Dear Evan Hansen follows the title character, Evan, a high school senior suffering from anxiety who inadvertently becomes part of a family’s grieving process after their son’s suicide. The novel expands upon moments that are not as fleshed out in the stage musical. Levenson, Pasek and Paul also collaborated on the 2017 Dear Evan Hansen behind-the-scenes book Through the Window.last_img read more

Food on Friday: S’mores, indoors

first_imgBy Julia WesthoffHow do you feel about this weather? I always think I love fall, but as soon as it gets a little cooler I get scared of the upcoming Polar Vortex (is that really happening?). Either way I guess it’s getting to be that time of year, and I should probably just embrace it. This recipe has definitely helped me do that.This recipe. It is everything good in life, melted together and slightly torched. It is a recipe that I can’t believe I had never seen before – so perfect, in so many ways.Let’s start with the fact that it’s s’mores. And of course, the fact that you don’t have to leave your cozy little kitchen to make them. But don’t worry – there will be no strange microwaved marshmallows, or messy graham cracker sandwich making. It’s all the great things about this fantastic dessert, but none of the hassle. I guarantee you it will find a new home in your recipe book (or pinterest board, or whatever). Check it out:S’mores Fudge BarsAdapted from The Little Epicurean1 1/2 cups ground graham crackers1 Tbsp granulated sugar1/4 tsp fine sea salt1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted2 cups chopped dark chocolate (about 11 oz)1- 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk2 cups marshmallowsDIRECTIONS:Line a 9-inch square pan with parchment paper. Lightly grease with cooking spray. Set aside.In a medium bowl, combine ground graham crackers, sugar, and salt. Add melted butter and fold together until mixture is moistened. Transfer mixture to prepared square pan. Press into an even layer. Keep chilled in the fridge while you melt chocolate.Melt together chopped chocolate and sweetened condensed milk in a medium metal or glass bowl over a small pot filled with an inch of barely simmering water. Stir together until chocolate is melted. Be careful not to overheat the chocolate.Once chocolate has melted, remove from heat and pour chocolate over graham cracker crust. Sprinkle 2 cups of small marshmallows over chocolate. Press to ensure marshmallows adhere to chocolate. Place in fridge for at least 20 minutes for chocolate fudge to set.Remove from pan. Cut into desired portions. Use a kitchen torch to toast the marshmallows OR just stick it under your broiler for a few minutes and make the whole thing UNBELIEVABLY melty, gooey, and delish.last_img read more

Members feed off employee excitement

first_imgThink about any great experience you’ve had with a brand or store. At some point that experience was influenced by a person who was getting paid to interact with you. Could you tell that they were getting paid? Was that the first thing that popped into your mind? Most likely in the case of a positive experience the answer would be no. For example, big box stores and fast food chains don’t often create memorable experiences because the employees are only there for the money.In the example of a good experience, the employees are still getting paid because everyone needs to make a living and incentives are very motivating but it’s not the end. The employees who create a memorable experience for your members are excited to be there. A passion for seeing members make smart financial decisions by taking advantage of all the benefits of credit union membership is an exciting thing! That excitement or lack thereof is evident to the member.It doesn’t have to be a cheesy or over the top display of excitement. Employees who understand personal finance and like money management will be more excited. They will relay your brand to members better than those who have dreams of working at other places or still hold their accounts at a bank because they don’t really understand the difference. Look for that passion when hiring. Those are the people you want on your team. 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Brian Harrington With professional work spanning multiple industries including personal brand consulting, finance, politics, mobile technology, and entertainment, Brian has developed a reputation for being a strong promoter and networker. He often … Web: www.brianharrington.org Detailslast_img read more

Neuroimaging study finds social conservatives have heightened brain reaction to a wide variety of stimuli

first_imgLinkedIn Share Share on Facebook Pinterest New neuroimaging research has uncovered a difference in how the brains of socially conservative and socially liberal individuals in Canada respond to images. The study, which was published in the scientific journal Emotion, provides evidence that our emotional predispositions influence our political orientation.“One of the fundamental assumptions of a well-functioning democracy is that the best ideas will be adopted through rational discourse and through the deliberate consideration of ideas. Yet, research over the last 60 plus years has consistently shown that political belief is colored by emotion,” explained the study’s corresponding author, Shona M. Tritt of the University of Toronto.“I became interested in studying the emotional underpinnings of political ideologies because I wanted to better understand the nonconscious factors that sway our – seemingly rational – beliefs. Understanding the psychological factors that bias information processing in the political sphere is an objective that is more critical now than ever before as partisan selective exposure and polarization is on the rise.”center_img Share on Twitter The study of 42 Canadian college students found that socially conservative individuals demonstrated heightened brain reactivity to photographs.In the study, the researchers used an EEG to record the electrical brain activity of participants while they were shown 150 pleasant, unpleasant or neutral photographs. The pictures were also categorized as either high or low arousal. (For example, an erotic scene was a high arousal pleasant picture while a disfigured person was a high arousal unpleasant picture. Low arousal pleasant pictures included things like smiling faces, while low arousal unpleasant pictures included things like garbage or sad people.)Findings from previous research had suggested that conservatives are sensitive to negativity. But the new study found no evidence of a negativity bias.More socially conservative students tended to display greater brain reactivity to all of the photographs, compared to more liberal students. The finding suggests that social conservatives have a heightened reaction to a wide variety of stimuli in their environment.“Political beliefs are not developed in a cold-cognitive manner by weighing pros and cons. Rather, our emotional predispositions may lead us to prefer one type of political ideology over another, which biases our perception of political arguments,” Tritt told PsyPost.Tritt and her colleagues wrote in their study that “[heightened]  arousal may lead individuals to feel out of control, which might enhance the appeal of conservative political orientation in an attempt to regulate the social environment so as to diminish the potential for further arousal.”But this line of study is still in its early stages. More research is needed to understand how the emotional reactions of liberals and conservatives influence their worldviews.“The notion that conservatives have a low threshold of reactivity is likely simplistic,” the researchers said in their study. “For instance, some populations of conservatives in America would seem to exhibit a preference for many arousing stimuli (e.g., firearms, pickup trucks, whiskey, the death penalty), whereas some populations of liberals prefer seemingly less arousing stimuli (e.g., tea, tai chi, Wes Anderson movies).”In other words, it is unclear whether the greater brain reactivity found in social conservatives would also be found in other types of conservative individuals, such as fiscally conservative libertarians.“As the world becomes increasingly polarized, more research is needed to determine how to help individuals to better understand – and to communicate with – individuals who hold differing political viewpoints. Conceivably, better recognition of the emotional underpinnings of political belief might help us to find better ways of understanding each other,” Tritt told PsyPost.The study, “Ideological reactivity: Political conservatism and brain responsivity to emotional and neutral stimuli“, was also co-authored by Jordan B. Peterson, Elizabeth Page-Gould, and Michael Inzlicht. Emaillast_img read more

A good night, on the hole

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WELPUT exchanges contracts to sell Midtown site to Lodha

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Airgas – the first 25 years

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Lotus & LIFECar at second sexy show

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DP World London Gateway Adds New Services

first_imgDP World London Gateway has marked its first year in business with a series of new deep-sea container shipping services provided by the Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), Hamburg Süd, and the Chilean line CSAV.The MSC’s service from South Africa to UK/Northwest Europe will make a direct London Gateway call, switching from the Port of Felixstowe, starting this December. The first MSC vessel to call into DP World London Gateway on the new rotation will be the MSC Rita, which is due to arrive December 7.DP World London Gateway has also been chosen by Hamburg Süd as the UK port of call for a new service connecting the North European market with Mexico, Central America and Colombia. The first ship to call into DP World London Gateway on this weekly, fixed-day Europe-Mexico-Caribbean Service (EMCS) will be the Cap Beaufort, arriving this week. The port rotation is Antwerp, London Gateway, Hamburg, Altamira, Veracruz, Puerto Limon, Cartagena, Marin, Antwerp.“The EMCS will carry a large quantity of fruit and fresh produce. The time-critical nature of this cargo goes without saying. Furthermore, at DP World London Gateway, importers can be confident of fast and efficient inspection procedures, and a rapid and reliable turnaround of trucks at the terminal,” said Tabare Dominguez, DP World London Gateway Port Commercial Manager. CSAV has confirmed a weekly call into the port as part of its reconfigured Europe-Middle East/India (IMEX) services, which will join the already established EPIC service at DP World London Gateway. The IMEX Sling 1, starting this month, will be served by eight 5,500-6,500 TEU vessels. It will cover ports in North Europe, the Red Sea, the Arabian Gulf, Pakistan and India West Coast. It will also offer two hubs in the Mediterranean.Press Releaselast_img read more