Utah Men’s Basketball To Face Nevada In Wolf Pack’s Season Opener November 5

first_imgJuly 9, 2019 /Sports News – Local Utah Men’s Basketball To Face Nevada In Wolf Pack’s Season Opener November 5 Written by Brad James Tags: Huntsman Center/Nevada Wolf Pack/Utah Men’s Basketball FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailRENO, Nev.-Tuesday afternoon, per a tweet from Nevada men’s basketball, the Wolf Pack will commence their 2019-20 season by hosting Utah November 5.The Utes lead the Wolf Pack 8-1 all-time, with Nevada’s only win in the series coming last season when they blitzed Utah 86-71 at the Huntsman Center.Utah will release its schedule at a later date.last_img

Kroger stops issuing change in coin form during national shortage

first_img Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Google+ Twitter Previous articleLegendary South Bend swim coach diesNext articleWoman charged after leaving baby in a hot car on Grape Road Tommie Lee WhatsApp Facebook As a response to the nationwide coin shortage, Kroger stores across the country say they have become the latest chain to stop giving coins in change for cash purchases.The announcement was made Monday, and signs will be posted in the next few days telling customers they need to pay with either exact change, or electronically.Customers using cash will have the option of adding their change to a Kroger loyalty card, or they can round up their total and donate the excess to the Zero Hunger-Zero Waste Foundation to help area food banks. Pinterest Twitter IndianaLocalMichiganNationalNewsSouth Bend Market Google+ By Tommie Lee – July 13, 2020 0 524 Kroger stops issuing change in coin form during national shortagelast_img read more

Eddie Vedder Appears As A Jingle Writer For New Chicago Cubs Advertisement [Video]

first_img[via Rolling Stone] It is no secret that Pearl Jam front man Eddie Vedder is a diehard Chicago Cubs fan. The Illinois native is often seen at Cubs games over the course of any given season, he wrote “All The Way” for the team back in 2007, has sung “Take Me Out To The Ballgame” at Wrigley Field on several occasions, and even jammed a cover of “The Weight” by The Band with Derek Trucks and Bill Murray at a party following the Cubbies victory in the World Series last year. Now, you can include “jingle writer” to that list of accolades.With the team having won their first World Series title in over a century this past season, Cubs superstars Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo have created the fake company Bryzzo Souvenir Co., which will deliver fans souvenir baseballs via the long ball. In a commercial for the company, the two have hired Vedder to create an ad jingle, who comes up with the tagline “Kiss it goodbye, that ball was Bryzzo-ed.” The two even recruited former Cubs catcher David Ross to work as an intern, delivering coffee and donuts. Check out the commercial below:last_img read more

Students rewarded for outstanding leadership

first_imgThe division of Student Affairs recognized seven students for “exceptional service to the Notre Dame community” at the 30th Student Leadership Awards Banquet on April 7, the University announced in an April 12 press release.Senior Maggie Skoch received the Rev. A. Leonard Collins, C.S.C., Award, which honors “a graduating senior who has made substantial personal efforts to advance the interests of students at Notre Dame,” the release stated.Senior Colleen McLinden received the John W. Gardner Student Leadership Award, which honors “a graduating senior who exemplifies the ideals of the University through outstanding community service beyond the University community,” the release stated.Senior Preston Igwe received the Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, C.S.C., Award, which honors “a graduating senior whose contributions have significantly advanced the climate of welcome and inclusion within or beyond the University community,” the release stated.Senior William Harris received the Blessed Basil Moreau, C.S.C., Leadership Award, which honors “a graduating senior who embodies Blessed Father Moreau’s vision of educating heart and mind as well as someone who has demonstrated significant effort to advancing the Catholic character of the University,” the release stated.Senior Alison O’Connor was awarded the Ray Siegfried Award for Leadership Excellence, which honors “a graduating senior who exemplifies the qualities for which former Notre Dame Trustee Ray Siegfried was known, including leadership, generosity, devotion to the Catholic faith and affinity for athletics,” the release stated.Senior Meredith Fraser received the Mike Russo Spirit Award, which honors “an outstanding undergraduate student who exemplifies the qualities for which Mike Russo was known, including service, personal character and striving to bring the best out of themselves and others,” the release stated.Senior Maggie Bowers received the Denny Moore Award for Excellence in Journalism, which honors “a graduating senior who exemplify the qualities of Moore, a former Notre Dame associate vice president, who was known for his integrity, character, commitment to Notre Dame and writing ability,” the release stated.Tags: Awards, Class of 2016, Seniors, Student Affairslast_img read more

3 More Armed Home Invasions on Long Island Probed

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Police are investigating three armed home invasions on Long Island within the past two weeks, one of which occurred on Christmas Eve—plus an attempt in which two suspects posed as deliverymen.In the first case, three assailants entered a home on Gibbs Road in Copiague, brandished guns and demanded money before they fled with cash at 2:46 a.m. Monday, Dec. 15, Suffolk County police said.Two days later, at noon on Wednesday Dec. 17, three men—one of whom appeared to be armed with a handgun—entered a home through an unlocked door on the Sunrise Highway service road in Center Moriches and stole money, a cell phone and keys, authorities said.Then, at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday Dec. 24, a man who knocked on the door of a Sipp Avenue home in Medford pushed his way inside, flashed a gun and stole electronics from a victim inside, according to investigators.One day prior to that case, across the county line, Nassau County police said two men wearing brown UPS-style jackets and carrying cardboard boxes rang the doorbell of a home on Henrietta Place in Hewlett at 12:29 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 23.The homeowner, who became suspicious, told the duo to leave the packages on the stoop, but the pair told him that they could not leave the packages without a signature, police said. While unlocking the door, the men unsuccessfully tried to push the door open before they fled empty handed, police said.They were last scene entering a dark-colored, four-door vehicle that was parked in front of Franklin Elementary School, which was last seen heading east on Henrietta Place, police said.The victim described both suspects as 5-foot, 10-inch tall black men with thin builds wearing dark-colored jogging pants and gray hooded sweatshirts underneath their brown jackets. One subject had a snake decal on the left side. Both were armed with handguns.That case is similar to a home invasion earlier this month in Elmont in which three suspects, two of whom wore brown UPS-style jackets, tied up two children and used a stun gun on a 21-year-old victim, police have said.Suffolk police said there were no injuries, arrests of descriptions of the suspects in any of the Copiague, Medford or Center Moriches cases. Detectives are continuing the investigations in all four cases.last_img read more

Working parents, pensioners could be pushed out of city rental market

first_imgEXPERTS are warning the latest Rental Affordability Index results are a wakeup call, with working families and pensioners among those being pushed to the edge.The May RAI, out today, warned that working parents and pensioners were being priced out of rental markets in the city, with affordability dropping in every metropolitan area except Perth.Brisbane’s north to northwest was particularly grim, with rankings of severely unaffordable, unaffordable and moderately unaffordable spread across most suburbs there except for Chermside and Northgate. Brisbane’s south to southeast suburbs were mostly ranked moderately unaffordable, but several postcodes were “unaffordable” for the average household including Hemmant, Gumdale, Ransome, Wakerley, Carbrook and Cornubua, according to the findings. National Shelter executive officer Adrian Pisarski said house price inflation was not just locking people out of ownership and putting much greater pressure on rental markets “which remain unaffordable”He said the escalation was displacing “low income households into the margins”.SGS Economics and Planning partner Ellen Witte – whose firm backed the study with National Shelter and Community Sector Banking – warned more people would be pushed out of metropolitan areas.“The RAI shows that working families – not just low income households – are now being priced out of Australia’s metropolitan rental markets,” she said. “Housing for pensioner groups is also in a particularly critical situation, given their additional needs and service-dependence.”More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home5 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor5 hours ago Working parents were among those expected to be pushed away from the inner to middle city because of rental unaffordability. Picture: ThinkstockThe RAI found the average household looking to rent in Greater Brisbane would pay 25 per cent of their total income to a landlord – a situation that was twice as grave for pensioners.“Most postcodes in inner to middle Brisbane remain moderately unaffordable to unaffordable. The situation is similar in the Gold Coast area,” the RAI report said. “The situation for pensioner couples is even worse, with rents across the inner to middle ring suburbs severely unaffordable – this household faces rents up to 59 per cent of total income. Rents are also extremely unaffordable in the CBD area.”The situation was slightly better in the rest of Queensland, with the average rental household looking at rents that were around 24 per cent of total income.“Rents are most affordable in places where the least opportunities are in terms of jobs, services and education,” Ms Witte said.“This is especially concerning for older working women who are reaching retirement and have not been able to build up their superannuation – these people have nowhere to go. On top of that, living further out of the city poses extra challenges such as poorer access to transport, services and health care.”center_img Rental Affordability Index for households with $80,000 income: Greater Brisbane, December quarter 2016. Source: RAI Reportlast_img read more

City of Olympia Partners with REI on New Priest Point Park…

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by City of OlympiaIn partnership with REI Co-op and community volunteers, the City of Olympia Parks, Arts and Recreation has just finished installing a new trail at Priest Point Park. The new trail provides access to the southern beach and striking panoramic views of Olympia, including the State Capitol building.Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee chair member, Jim Nieland is a regular volunteer on the trail project. Photo courtesy: City of OlympiaThe trail is approximately 720 feet long and construction began in June. It has taken approximately three and a half months to build. The City of Olympia received a grant from REI Co-op for $20,000 to build the new trail and decommission a social trail, approximately 500 feet long, which was causing erosion to a bluff and was unsafe to park visitors. The grant has funded a City of Olympia staff member to lead volunteer work parties and build the trail, as well as cover materials such as gravel, plants, lumber and signage.Volunteers from the community have come out to build the trail and support the project regularly, often assisting on the trail three to four times per week. The Washington Trails Association, local churches and businesses have also been a part of the trail building. Washington Conservation Corps has provided much needed restoration in the area. Removing hundreds of yards of English Ivy, Laurel and Holly. The project is near competition. Trail crews will wait until the weather turns wet to complete the planting portion of the plan, ensuring successful rooting of new native plants.A group from the Washington Trails Association group came out to help build the trail and are gathered at the trail’s end on the shores of Puget Sound. Photo courtesy: City of OlympiaThe community is invited to celebrate the grand opening of this new trail on Thursday, September 29 at 3:00 p.m. Meet at kitchen shelter #4 at Priest Point Park, 2600 East Bay Dr. NE. Guests will have an opportunity to vote on a name for the new pathway at the celebration.last_img read more

Olympia Harbor Days Tug of the Month: Danni K

first_imgFacebook159Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Les EldridgeDANNI K was built in Seattle in 1916 by Alex Callerm for the Snohomish River Boom Company of Everett, Washington.  Originally named the George S., she boomed and towed logs out of the Swinomish Slough (now the Swinomish Channel) for several years.Tug DANNI K at Olympia Harbor Days 2018. Photo credit: Karla FowlerFrom 1959 to 1971, she changed ownership four times. In 1971, she was renamed the Millard T. Fillmore after the 13th president of the United States. The author is pursuing more information of the choice of President Fillmore as a name, as it appears to be a surprising selection. Fillmore is not regarded as a highly respected national leader, although his term of office was memorable and contributed to several important federal decisions and laws, and indeed is thought by many to be a major factor in the eventual advent of the American Civil War.Fillmore was a strong advocate and shaper of the Compromise of 1850, which codified slavery among new states as they entered the Union, and the same holds true for the Fugitive Slave Law, which required federal action to return runaway slaves to their owners.  Even though Fillmore was an anti-slavery New Yorker, he believed his slavery support actions were central to holding the Union together, his primary priority.  His actions, however, marked the demise of the Whig Party, and the inception of the largely pro-abolition Republican Party.The Tug Fillmore was purchased by Albert Freeman in 1973. He stored her, unused for 40 years, in covered moorage on the shores of West Lake Union, Seattle, and sold her in 2013. In 2016, the present owner, Dan Cadman, bought her and renamed her DANNI K, after his granddaughter.DANNI K is 36 feet in length, with a beam of 11 feet and draws 5 feet. Her hull and decks are steel-clad. Her original 32-horsepower gasoline engine was replaced in 1957 by a war surplus Grey Marine 671 General Motors Diesel airshift, also known as a “Screamin’ Jimmy,” originally designed for US Military water craft and tanks in WWII. This two-cycle engine generates 165 horsepower, with redundant fuel filtering and bilge pumping capacity.DANNI K raced in the Small Tug category in the 2017 and 2018 Olympia Harbor Days vintage tug races.  As she was the oldest tug in the 2018 event, that had not previously been selected as a logo tug, she was bestowed the honor of Logo Tug for the 2019 Olympia Harbor Days Tugboat Races and Festival where dock side tours of the tug are offered.  Skipper Dan Cadman now uses the tug as a pleasure craft and offers harbor tours and light towing work.  Tug DANNI K is moored at the Quartermaster Harbor, Vashon Island, Washington.  Contact [email protected] for tour information.Tug DANNI K racing at Olympia Harbor Days 2018. Photo credit: LG Evans Maritime ImagesSources:  Interview with Dan Cadman, 2017, 2018.  West Coast Workboats, Archie Satterfield, Sasquatch Books.  Ships of the Inland Sea, Gordon Newell, Binford and Mort.About Les Eldridge:  Les is president of the South Sound Maritime Heritage Association and author of a number of maritime histories, a series of novels on the American Civil War at sea, and a book of humorous verse. The Tugs at the Capital City, Volume 1, a collection of Tug of the Month stories was published in 2018. He lectures frequently ashore and afloat, and narrates the OHD races each year.  In 1989, as a Washington State Centennial Commissioner, he chaired the Commission’s Maritime Committee.  For more, see EldridgeSeaSaga.com.Tug of the Month is sponsored by Olympia Harbor Days Tug Boat Races and Festival, an Olympia Kiwanis Club event free to the community.  It takes place every Labor Day weekend on the Olympia waterfront since 1974.  All Tug of the Month stories can be found at www.harbordays.com/blog.   For festival information, see www.HarborDays.com, or on [email protected]  Questions to Executive Director Carol Riley at [email protected]last_img read more

Watch : Germany and Holland play out a 6-goal thriller

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Pedestrians Find it Tough Going on Shrewsbury Ave.

first_imgRED BANK – Recently repaved and restriped, Shrewsbury Avenue looks nice and is great for traffic, but for pedestrians crossing the busy thoroughfare, things are as tough as ever.“It’s still impossible to get across the street,” said Amy Goldsmith, a Locust Avenue resident and president of the West Side Community Group, an advocacy organization for residents and businesses.A customer at the Shrewsbury Avenue post office makes her way across that busy street.Shrewsbury Avenue is a heavily traveled traffic artery, running north-south through the borough, with motorists regularly using it as an alternative to Maple Avenue/Route 35. The west side thoroughfare, lined with a patchwork quilt of residences and retail and commercial businesses, has a considerable amount of foot traffic with area residents walking or riding bikes around the neighborhoods.Business owners and residents have long voiced concerns about the safety, specifically complaining that motorists regularly scoff at the state law requiring them to yield to pedestrians looking to cross.“If you’re going to step off the curb you better watch what you’re doing,” said Mariana Fernandez, a borough resident, as she contemplated crossing last week.The street, a Monmouth County road, was recently repaved but there are no specific plans to improve the lot for pedestrians – except to ask local officials to look into it, Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone said.Residents say people don’t stop when they are in the crosswalks and when they do, “they are rude,” said Tricia Nelson, owner of British Cottage furniture, 126 Shrews­bury Ave. Impolite hand gestures often accompany the stop, she said.Nelson and others suggested that plastic signs used elsewhere, including on East Front Street by Riverview Medical Center, that remind motorists of the law be installed. “They could help, don’t you think?” Nelson asked.“They put them on the east side, they should put them here,” said Glenn Piscitelli, an employee of Strokers pizza and deli, 124 Shrewsbury Ave.There have been discussions about various traffic calming proposals, most unrealized, Goldsmith said, such as talk of sidewalk bump-outs, redoing traffic signals and she has even suggested using the large, portable, illuminated signs, to remind motorists to stop for pedestrians.Red Bank Police Captain Darren McConnell said county engineers and officials don’t like the small signs placed in the street for Shrewsbury Avenue because of the street’s relative narrowness. He said, while the signs are used on other roads, “we’re getting away from them. They’re a maintenance issue because cars hit them so often.”Police have been addressing the issue by conducting an ongoing sting operation of sorts on that roadway and others. A plainclothes officer crosses the street and notifies a nearby officer in a patrol vehicle of motorists and pedestrians not adhering to the law.“In a matter of a few hours we give out close to 50 tickets,” McConnell said. The tickets could mean a $200 fine and two moving violation points to the offender, he said.Compliance is not just a problem in the borough.“It’s all over the state,” McConnell said. It’s “more an educational thing than an enforcement thing.”Goldsmith said she is concerned that when she stops her car at a crosswalk, the car following her won’t.“I fear for my life and for the people walking in front of me that the people behind won’t stop,” she said.“My biggest fear is getting squished on Shrewsbury Avenue,” Nelson of British Cottage agreed. She hopes more attention will be paid to the issue before someone is hurt or killed.Shrewsbury Avenue was among road projects, totaling about 20 miles, that the county worked on this year, Arnone said. The project repaved and restriped the road, including crosswalks.Still to be completed is the replacement of the traffic light at the Drs. James Parker Boulevard intersection where a light with a countdown clock will be installed and curb cuts will make the crosswalk handicap accessible, Arnone said. By John Burtonlast_img read more