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No. 7 NSU Escapes Elimination, Win 4-3 Over No. 6 ACU

first_imgAbilene Christian’s right-handed pitcher Hannah Null gave up her first of the game in the fourth inning when Julie Rawls ripped a single to right field for the Lady Demons. She tossed a complete game with seven strikeouts and five hits.Micaela Bouvier earned the win on a six-inning, four hit effort. She recorded seven strikes before teammate Mikayla Brown finished the game and tallied a save. Tournament Central | Box ScoreLAKE CHARLES, La. – No. 7 Northwestern State just hung on 4-3 for the win over No. 6 Abilene Christian in game two of the 2018 Southland Conference Softball Tournament at Joe Miller Field in Lake Charles, La.The Lady Demons advance to the second round of the tournament to face No. 3 McNeese at 6:30 p.m. CT tonight. The winner will play No. 2 Stephen F. Austin at 1:30 p.m. tomorrow while the other will face an elimination game Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.It all came down to the bottom of the seventh with the bases loaded and two outs for Abilene Christian, down by just one run. Allyson Bishop was at the plate with a 2-2 count and sent a hard line drive that a diving Toni Herbert secured to give Northwestern State the win. The Lady Demons picked up the win behind a big sixth inning that saw them drive in all their runs. The Lady Demons got on the board when left fielder Kaitlyn St. Clair sent a sacrifice fly to centerfield to score second baseman Cayla Jones. Designated player Codi Vernace then singled to centerfield to score Elise Vincent before first baseman Hayley Barbazon cracked a homer to right field off the McNeese “intimidator” to extend the NSU lead to 4-1.center_img NSU had an early scare in the bottom of the third, forcing ACU’s second baseman Holly Neese to fly out to right field to end the frame leaving the bases loaded. In the next inning, catcher Kayla Keeling smacked the left-field pole on the second pitch of the frame to put the Wildcats ahead 1-0.last_img read more

California Housing Market Driving Millennials Back to Parents Doorsteps

first_img 2019 Housing Market california Millennials 2019-06-03 Mike Albanese California Housing Market Driving Millennials Back to Parents’ Doorsteps June 3, 2019 1,159 Views More millennials are moving back in with their parents in the San Francisco and San Jose, California, areas, according to a report by The Mercury News. More than a fifth of millennials (ages 23-37) lived with their parents in 2017, according to information from Zillow and U.S. Census Data.The report states that the number of millennials returning to live at home has increased 65% in San Francisco and 56% in San Jose since 2005.“Millennials are facing a double-whammy,” said Matt Regan, a housing and public policy expert for the Bay Area Council. “They are behind a couple of eight balls. They are living through one of the biggest housing crises in history while saddled with the biggest student loans in history. They are often at the bottom of the income ladder and they are getting forced out of the region or moving back to their old rooms at home.”Affordability remains in issue in the Golden State, as a report last month from Trulia found that California had four of the five priciest metros in the nation: San Francisco, San Jose, Los Angeles and San Diego.The report stated that San Diego, which has a median home value of $569,700 and median income of $75,110, has only 8% of its zip codes with 100% of homes considered affordable.While millennials struggle in California, the rest of the nation is reporting a sense of urgency, and priority from millennials, to get into the housing market. A survey from SunTrust last month stated that among more than 2,000 U.S. adults, nearly half of millennials (48%) who have been married say they, or their spouse, owned a home prior to marriage, compared to 35% of baby boomers (ages 55-73). “People are choosing from many different paths and reaching common life milestones at a wider age span than before, changing when they decide to purchase a home,” said Sherry Graziano, Mortgage Transformation Officer at SunTrust.SunTrust also found an increasing number of couples are entering marriage with both individuals owning a home. The survey stated that 25% of unmarried women and 21% of unmarried men said they would prefer to sell both residences and buy a new one after marriage. center_img Share in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, Newslast_img read more

Wildcat and TIES collaborate on electrolytes for high energydensity Liion batteries

Source: Electric Vehicles Magazine Wildcat Discovery Technologies is working with the Tianmu Lake Advanced Energy Storage Technology Institute (TIES) in a new multi-year project geared towards the development and optimization of high energy-density lithium-ion batteries.Wildcat will use its high-speed testing capabilities to provide TIES with as much data as possible. In turn, TIES’s team (headed by Professor Hong Li), will furnish the data analysis, material preparation and testing, and computational prowess needed for rapid research.“We are honored to collaborate with Professor Li and TIES, and look forward to expanding the cooperation as the teams get to know one another,” said Wildcat CEO Mark Gresser. “Our high-throughput experimentation platform coupled with Professor Li’s computational capabilities and pilot plant should prove very powerful for the development of new materials.” Source: Wildcat MORE: A closer look at electrolytes in advanced batteries read more