Methods Machine Tools, a supplier of precision machine tools, automation and accessories, announced that one if its mechanical engineers, Brittany Speroni, was named as a 2015 recipient of Manufacturing Engineering Magazine’s 30 Under 30 awards in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). A total of 30 young manufacturing professionals from across the country were chosen for their exceptional talent and leadership in STEM. Speroni also was recently appointed to serve on the SME 2016 Member Council.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement“Brittany is very deserving of this honor. We currently have 13 engineers who are under 30 at Methods facilities throughout the country. We are continuing to add young, talented new engineers to our team to build the future of Methods,” said Methods’ National Applications Manager Jim VanBuskirk.According to Speroni, her love of math has played a central role in her life, having drawn her inspiration from her mother, who is a math teacher. It was through her mother’s encouragement and a high school math teacher who helped her with real-world applications of physics that solidified her chosen career path in engineering. Speroni attended Wentworth Institute of Technology (WIT) in Boston and enrolled in the mechanical engineering (ME) technology degree program there.“While I was in college I had a professor who went above and beyond for me. He pushed me to be better than I was and he constantly encouraged me to learn more,” said Speroni.It was in the ME program at WIT that she took her first manufacturing class, which became the catalyst that led her to more manufacturing classes, hands-on labs and a co-op job in her home state of New Jersey, where she worked for a small machine shop. In addition, during her time at WIT she became involved with the local SME Student Chapter at Wentworth and was a committee officer and also chair.AdvertisementIt was through a student group visit to an open house at Methods prior to graduating that led Speroni to her first and current position at Methods in 2012, working in the automation department designing robot end of arm tools, in addition to quoting and managing projects.“As with all of the 30 Under 30 winners, Brittany Speroni is an inspiration to the future manufacturing workforce. Her work teaching problem-based learning through projects with Methods Machine Tools and the Wentworth Institute of Technology students helps the future workforce lessen the learning curve between college and working in industry,” said Dolores Nixon, industry professional from SME.Her love of engineering has inspired her to expose STEM to young women and she has spoken to a local Girl Scout chapter in her home state of New Jersey, and also at an event held at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) called, “Geek is Glam,” which was for girls in grades 4-8. She not only spoke to the girls at the event, but also involved the girls in a small hands-on demonstration. One girl who she assisted at the event was so motivated she went on to enter a biotechnology program and joined a STEM club.Advertisement“It proved to me how important it is to talk to these girls at a young age because it can really make a difference in their future. They are also the ones who are going to impact our world and we need to make sure they realize how important their contribution will be to manufacturing,” said Speroni.
Colaiste Dun Iascaigh Cahir will take on St Micheal’s Loretto of Navan this Saturday in the All Ireland Junior D post primary camogie final.Colaiste Dun Iascaigh have already been crowned Munster champions having defeated Ballincollig Community School on a 5-11 to 1-09 scoreline.Tipp FM will have live updates from the All Ireland Junior D post primary camogie final from 2pm in association with Woodview Service Station, Mitchelstown Road, Cahir. Photo courtesy of Coláiste Dún Iascaigh Twitter
PSC Golf from Siam Country Resort PattayaTuesday, Nov. 10, Crystal Bay – StablefordTuesday we went with 3 groups to Crystal Bay and played the A and C courses. The condition of the course was not too bad but around the greens the soil was very soft and the greens themselves were not very good and slow. Besides that, the speed of the putting surfaces on the A-course was completely different from the C-course. Nevertheless we still had a good day. Neil Harvey (H/cap 16) was the winner on the day with 36 stableford points. Jonathan Pratt (10) and Willem Lasonder (20) played a strong front nine, but fell back on the back nine and came in second and third with 35 and 34 points respectively.The near pins went to Jonathan Pratt (2), George Gamble and Willem Lasonder.Thursday, Nov. 12, Plutaluang – Stableford We went to Plutaluang on Thursday where it had been a long time since we last visited and we found the condition of the course to be disappointing. The layout was wet and there is a lot of maintenance ongoing at the moment. The weather was hot and dry and we managed to finish just before the rain started.Willem Lasonder, Martin Hayes and Neil Harvey.The winner on the day was Willem Lasonder with 37 points. Martin Hayes (18) came in second with 35, beating Willie Hogg (28) on the count back.The near pins were claimed by Neil Harvey, Richard Schuttenhelm and Willie Hogg.Note: Siam Country Resort Pattaya, Restaurant & Bar plays on Tuesday & Thursday. As a PSC affiliated venue we welcome ALL golfers, including ladies & seniors (>60s) who have opted for the “Silver” tee option. Call 089 2535440 (Willem Lasonder) for scheduling or enquiries.
The Golden State Warriors’ rare unbeaten start this postseason doesn’t necessarily mean they’re on their way to a title.Golden State is just the fifth NBA team to win its first 10 playoff games in a given postseason. Only two of the four teams that previously achieved the feat went on to win the title.The Warriors aren’t getting caught up in talk about where they might rank in history if they continue this run. They say they’re focusing on continuing to get better and the next game against the San Antonio Spurs in the Western Conference finals.“We feel like we like our chances against anybody, no matter (who) is on the court,” Warriors forward Kevin Durant said Tuesday night after a 136-100 victory over the Spurs, who played without injured All-Star forward Kawhi Leonard. “That’s the confidence we have. But we’ve got to be ready Game 3. We know they’re probably going to be full strength in Game 3 and ready to play us.Here’s a look at the other four teams that had the best starts in playoff history.___1989 — LOS ANGELES LAKERS (11-0)The Lakers followed up a 57-25 regular season by carrying an unbeaten postseason record into the Finals as they sought their third straight title. But after sweeping Portland, Seattle and Phoenix to win the Western Conference title, the Lakers were swept by the Detroit Pistons in the Finals. The Lakers’ title hopes suffered a devastating blow when Magic Johnson injured his hamstring in Game 2 of the Finals. Johnson started Game 3 but played only five minutes before missing the rest of the series.___2001 — LOS ANGELES LAKERS (11-0)The Lakers dropped only one game the entire postseason on their way to winning a second straight championship. The Lakers would win a third straight crown the following year. Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant led a Lakers team that swept Portland, Sacramento and San Antonio in the Western Conference playoffs. After losing 107-101 at home to Philadelphia in the first game of the NBA Finals, the Lakers beat the 76ers four straight times to clinch the title.___2012 — SAN ANTONIO SPURS (10-0)After sweeping Utah and the Los Angeles Clippers, San Antonio took a 2-0 lead over Oklahoma City in the Western Conference finals. But the Spurs wouldn’t win another game as the Thunder beat San Antonio four straight times to claim the Western Conference title. Oklahoma City went on to lose in five games to Miami in the NBA Finals.___2016 — CLEVELAND CAVALIERS (10-0)The Cavaliers swept Detroit and Atlanta in the first two rounds of the postseason and took a quick 2-0 lead over Toronto in the Eastern Conference finals before losing five of its next eight playoff games. Cleveland won a six-game series with Toronto but fell behind Golden State 3-1 in the NBA Finals before LeBron James and Kyrie Irving rallied the Cavaliers to the title . Cleveland also has swept its first two playoff opponents this year as it enters the Eastern Conference finals with Boston , marking the first time a team has stated out 8-0 in two straight postseasons. Golden State Warriors’ Draymond Green, JaVale McGee and Stephen Curry, from left, celebrate from the bench in the closing minutes of the team’s 136-100 win over the San Antonio Spurs during Game 2 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals, Tuesday, May 16, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Portuguese centre-back Pepe is out of contract and has been tipped to move China — although there’s interest from other European clubs, too — and Otamendi’s agent Sendoa says Madrid are eyeing up the Manchester City defender as his replacement. In a separate interview, Sendoa also claimed that Barcelona have also been tracking the Argentine international. Upd. at 17:03 CET “Pepe is leaving Real Madrid and Otamendi fits the profile they are looking for,” he told Radio Continental. “Jorge Mendes [Cristiano Ronaldo’s agent] is also managing Otamendi in Europe.” Martin Sendoa says Nicolas Otamendi could head to Real Madrid in the summer if Pepe leaves. 20/02/2017 “Barcelona have also followed him since he was at Valencia,” he said per La Vanguardia. “Nico is happy at Manchester City. But who wouldn’t like to play at Real Madrid? It’s the biggest club in the world.”
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By The Nelson Daily SportsIf this keeps up fans will not want to be late for the start of games featuring the Nelson Leafs.For the second straight game the boys in the Green and White blasted out of the starting games, this time scoring three times in the opening frame to edge the Grand Forks Border Bruins 3-2 in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Thursday night in the Boundary City.Dallon Stoddart, Colton Schell on the power play and Patrick Martens bolted Nelson into the early lead.Zachary Thompson scored single markers in each of the next two periods but that was all the scoring Darren Hogg would allow as the Leafs held onto the victory.Nelson, improving to a record of 12-11 on the season, out shot the Bruins 42-25. In the third period Nelson went wild, holding a wide margin of 23-8.The two newest Leaf players, Joel Stewart and Brennan Foreman, both were in the lineup Thursday.Stewart and Foreman were acquired in separate deals— Stewart from Spokane and Foreman, in a deal involving Nelson Minor Hockey grad Adrian Moyls, from Kimberley.Both players earned assists during the first tests in the Green and White.The Leafs return home to host to one of the hottest teams in the entire KIJHL, when the Kamloops Storm visits the Heritage City Saturday at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena. Kamloops has reeled off nine wins in its last 10 games.Sunday Nelson hosts Columbia Valley Rockies in a 1 p.m. affair.GAME NOTES: This was the second game in six days between the two Murdoch Division rivals, and the second time tempers flared with a pair of fights. Evan J. Moir of the Leafs battled Joey Cormano in the first period while Colton Malmsten went toe-to-toe with Bruins’ Cody Robertson in the third. . . .The Leafs welcomed Connor McLaughlin back to the lineup after the veteran winger spent last weekend as an affiliate player on a northern road swing with Trail of the B.C. Hockey [email protected]
ITALY UNDER-20s (5th) v IRELAND UNDER-20s (1st), Stadio Centro d’Italia, Rieti, 7pm local time/6pm Irish time Team News: Friday’s third round encounter kicks off at 7pm local time/6pm Irish time and will be streamed live via the Irish Rugby YouTube channel with thanks to PwC Ireland. There are two changes to the Ireland U-20 side.Shannon club man Craig Casey, who missed the Scotland match through injury, returns to partner Harry Byrne at half-back. The other change sees the fit-again Angus Kernohan selected on the right wing – he won five Ireland U-20 caps last season and made his latest senior appearance for Ulster last Friday.Munster duo Jake Flannery and Jonathan Wren complete the back-three with the centre pairing of captain David Hawkshaw and Liam Turner, the man-of-the-match against Scotland, getting its third successive outing of the tournament.Corinthians hooker Dylan Tierney-Martin, who is chasing his fourth try of the Championship already, features in an unchanged front row with Josh Wycherleyand Thomas Clarkson, while Charlie Ryan and Niall Murray, the second Connacht player in the pack, team up again in the engine room.Martin Moloney, Scott Penny and number 8 John Hodnett combine once more in the loose forwards, with back-up provided byRonan Watters of St. Mary’s College – one of four potential debutants on the bench. Banbridge prop Callum Reid and Munster pair Billy Scannell and Ben Healy are the other players looking to win their first U-20 caps.ITALY U-20: Giacomo Da Re(Mogliano Rugby 1969); Edoardo Mastandrea (Valsugana Rugby Padova), MatteoMoscardi (FEMI-CZ Rovigo), Federico Mori (Rugby Etruschi Livorno), Michael Mba(Rugby Casale); Paolo Garbisi (Mogliano Rugby 1969), Lorenzo Citton (ValsuganaRugby Padova); Matteo Drudi (Frascati Rugby Club), Andrei Marinello (RuggersTarvisium), Filippo Alongi (I Titani), Nicolae Cristian Stoian (Rugby Anzio),Thomas Parolo (FEMI-CZ Rovigo), Andrea Chianucci (Toscana Aeroporti I Medicei),Davide Ruggeri (Rugby Como) (capt), Antoine Koffi (Kawasaki RobotCalvisano).Replacements: Marco Bonanni(Florentia Rugby), Luca Franceschetto (Rugby Vicenza), Matteo Nocera (FiammeOro Rugby), Marco Butturini (Modena Rugby 1965), Manuel Zuliani (Rugby Paese),Gianmarco Piva (FEMI-CZ Rovigo), Damiano Mazza (Kawasaki Robot Calvisano),Jacopo Trulla (Valsugana Rugby Padova).IRELAND U-20: Jake Flannery(Shannon/Munster); Angus Kernohan (Queen’s University/Ulster), Liam Turner(Dublin University/Leinster), David Hawkshaw (Clontarf/Leinster) (capt),Jonathan Wren (Cork Constitution/Munster); Harry Byrne (Lansdowne/Leinster),Craig Casey (Shannon/Munster); Josh Wycherley (Young Munster/Munster), Dylan Tierney-Martin(Corinthians/Connacht), Thomas Clarkson (Dublin University/Leinster),Charlie Ryan (UCD/Leinster), NiallMurray (Buccaneers/Connacht), Martin Moloney (Old Belvedere/Leinster),Scott Penny (UCD/Leinster), John Hodnett (UCC/Munster).Replacements: Billy Scannell(Young Munster/Munster), Callum Reid (Banbridge/Ulster), Michael Milne(UCD/Leinster), Brian Deeny (Clontarf/Leinster), Ronan Watters (St. Mary’sCollege/Leinster), Cormac Foley (St. Mary’s College/Leinster), Ben Healy(Garryowen/Munster), Rob Russell (Dublin University/Leinster).Referee: Craig Evans (Wales)AssistantReferees: Mike English, Aled Evans (both Wales)print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea boss Lampard: Abraham can learn from Drogbaby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea boss Frank Lampard has thrown down the gauntlet to Tammy Abraham.Lampard says the young striker knows how he’ll be judged.”It’s normal that the top strikers are judged on goals, and the next level of that is: do you score goals against the big teams,” said Lampard. “I understand that because against someone like [Virgil] Van Dijk, a defence like Liverpool, a team like Liverpool, maybe it’s harder to create chances.”So it’s what can you do individually to try and create them, and how clinical can you be after that. He’s shown great signs this season but it will be another test on the way and it’s not the be all and end all day and we make our judgements after this. But for the top strikers like Didier, we all remember the amount of times he scored in finals and semi-finals and really important games and I think, quite rightly, players are judged on that”The thing I love about Tammy is his enthusiasm. He takes every day like it’s a challenge and a happy challenge. He wants to come in with a smile on his face and wants to score goals in training and be the best he can be. I think if you’ve got that attitude, you’ve got a great chance, because we know he has the talent.”