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Patton leads Sacramento State past Southern Utah, 84-73

first_imgFebruary 14, 2019 /Sports News – Local Patton leads Sacramento State past Southern Utah, 84-73 Associated Press In the first meeting between the teams, Sacramento State trailed by 28 points with 13:55 left in the game but roared back to have a chance to tie the game with :30 left only to lose, 76-71. Marcus Graves finished with 19 points and Izayah Mauriohooho-Le’afa added 18 points and dished six assists for the Hornets. Tags: Big Sky/Joshua Patton/Sacramento State Hornets/SUU Thunderbirds Basketball The Hornets trailed at intermission, 33-32, but erupted for 52 second-half points to secure the win.center_img The Hornets (11-11) are 5-8 in the Big Sky, but six of the team’s 13 conference games were decided by six points or less, with Sacramento State going 1-5 in those games. FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Joshua Patton scored 22 points and pulled down 13 rebounds as Sacramento State pulled away from Southern Utah in the second half to post an 84-73 victory Thursday night. Brandon Better had 19 points and Andre Adams contributed another 14 for the Thunderbirds (12-11, 7-7). Written bylast_img read more

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Replenishment Project to Restore Ocean City Beaches

first_imgBy MADDY VITALEWhile Ocean City is already acclaimed for its award-winning beaches, it will soon be getting hundreds of thousands of cubic yards of fresh sand to make its shoreline even more inviting to residents and visitors.The project by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers includes pumping in sand, repairing dunes and adding dune grass and fencing in Ocean City as well as replenishing the beaches in Sea Isle City and Strathmere. Bids for the project, which is all under one contract, were originally to be opened Sept. 17, but were delayed on a technicality. The bids were held Monday.“At this point, we will review the bids,” said Steve Rochette, public affairs officer for the Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District. The amount of the bids will not be released as of yet. “We’re still in the process of reviewing the bid information,” Rochette added.He said the contract will likely be awarded by Sept. 30. It would entail depositing 800,000 cubic yards of sand in north Ocean City from Seaview Road to 13th Street and 455,000 cubic yards of sand in south Ocean City from 49th to 59th Streets.Ocean City Business Administrator George Savastano said the beaches needing the most replenishment extend from the north end of town to around 13th Street and the south end from 48th Street to 59th Street. The Army Corps is aware of the problem areas, Rochette said.“These projects are designed to reduce the risk of storm damage. We conduct periodic nourishment to maintain the beaches.”The major plan has one main focus in mind.“The project is designed to absorb the energy of waves in a storm event,” Rochette said.Cliff Cole, of Nebraska, likes to surf in Ocean City, but he worries about the erosion.Ocean City Public Information Officer Doug Bergen said the replenishment plan is expected to take place sometime between this fall and spring of 2020. “Ocean City will not know a definitive time frame until the contract is awarded,” he pointed out.Bergen noted that the replenishment areas are subject to change depending on the condition of the beach when construction commences. For southern Ocean City, Sea Isle and Strathmere most of the work in the replenishment project involves widening the beach in front of the dunes. However, in some areas the Army Corps will be repairing dunes, repairing beach access points, installing sand fence and planting dune grass. “There are also contract options to place additional sand and these options could be exercised depending on surveys and the condition of the beaches,” Rochette said. “Once we award the contract, currently estimated for Sept. 30, we would begin to coordinate with the contractor on the schedule and sequence of work.”The sign is a reminder about the importance of dunes, which are designed to take the brunt of a bad storm.The Great Egg Harbor Inlet to Townsends Inlet project stretches from 34th Street in Ocean City to Townsends Inlet in Sea Isle City. Work in the southern end of Ocean City, from 34th Street to Corson’s Inlet State Park, includes a federally constructed dune, Rochette explained.There is also the Great Egg Harbor and Peck Beach project, which extends from Surf Road southwest to 34th Street in Ocean City and includes an elevated berm, which Rochette said most people would just refer to as “the beach.”Surfer Cliff Cole, who grew up in New Jersey and now lives in Nebraska, spends some of his summer each year enjoying Ocean City’s surf.Cole, a meteorologist, looked at the steep cliff-like structures that were once dunes at the 7th Street beach and said he is hopeful next summer he will see plenty more sand on his favorite beach.“I’ve been visiting Ocean City for over 20 years or so. I grew up here. The biggest waves are at this beach,” Cole said.He noticed something else, besides the good waves, this summer. “It’s worse this year. It looks like there is more run-up now,” he said of the erosion while standing next to dunes that had chunks of sand missing.Ocean City is one of three towns that will be included in the project to improve the beaches and dunes. The project will help to counteract erosion to the beaches and dunes from storms and churned up surf.last_img read more

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Government has plans for planning system

first_imgThe new government looks set to simplify the planning system and encourage coffee shops to open stores in high streets.Its Coalition Agreement has set out proposals first announced in the Tories’ green paper, Open Source Planning, which includes a pledge to tackle deliberate breaches of planning control and limit the scope for retrospective planning applications.It also suggests amending the Use Classes Order used in planning law to distinguish between eat-in cafés and takeaway shops. This follows numerous cases of coffee shop chains opening new stores with A1 (retail) permission and then applying retrospectively for A3 (café) use (see feature, pg 20).Councils generally try to limit the number of A3 shops within the primary shopping frontage but there is local variation. The government plans to amend the Use Classes Order so that people can freely (without planning permission) change the use of buildings within a range allowed by the local community in its local plan.A spokeswoman for the Department of Communities and Local Government said: “The planning system does not encourage retrospective planning applications, but once they have been submitted, they cannot be ignored. It is for local planning authorities to decide whether to grant consent in the light of all the circumstances.”She said the government did not condone the practice of opening a shop with A1 permission and then applying for A3 retrospectively. “It is clearly unsatisfactory to carry out development without first obtaining the required permission.”last_img read more

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Dead & Company Debuts ‘Dire Wolf’, ‘Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door’ In Alpine Valley Opener [Full Audio/Videos]

first_imgThe full setlist can be seen below.Edit this setlist | More Dead & Company setlists[Cover photo via Dave DeCrescente] Throughout the off-season, Dead & Company promised fans that they would be introducing new material throughout their summer tour. Now a few weeks into their touring, it’s impressive that the band continues to find new gems to pull out of the rough. Last night was no exception, as the band made their debut at the Alpine Valley Music Theatre in East Troy, WI, playing the famed venue with a passion.After opening with “Cassidy” and treating their fans to classics like “Brown Eyed Women” and “I Need A Miracle,” Dead & Co brought out their first-ever edition of “Dire Wolf.” Guitarist John Mayer handled the song’s lead vocals with ease, as his blues rock persona is a perfect fit for the tune. Watch footage below, courtesy of Sojahsey1.The show was jam-packed with Grateful Dead classics, including “Ramble On Rose,” “Box Of Rain” and “The Music Never Stopped” to close out the first set. More classics came through in the second half, including the opener “Deal,” and “Eyes of the World,” “St. Stephen,” “The Other One,” “Help On The Way > Slipknot! > Franklin’s Tower,” and, of course, “One More Saturday Night.” The band also brought out two Bob Dylan classics in “A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall” and the encore, “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door.”Check out video footage of “Eyes Of The World,” courtesy of Sojahsey1, and full audio from WMWV Radio.last_img read more

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Report: Portland mayor pepper-sprayed man who confronted him

first_imgPORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland, Oregon, Mayor Ted Wheeler pepper-sprayed a man who confronted and videotaped him and a former mayor as they left a restaurant Sunday evening. According to a police report Wheeler and and Sam Adams, who served one term as Portland mayor from 2009 to 2013,  had been dining in a tented area.When the two left, Wheeler said a man approached him and accused the mayor of dining without wearing a mask. Wheeler told police that the man stood close to him and he became concerned for his safety and contracting COVID-19. Wheeler, who was re-elected in November, has been targeted  by left-wing demonstrators, including some who smashed windows and set fires inside his condo building.last_img read more

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Waste Building Soil

first_img* What is the nutrient and how concentrated is it? Wood ash from the tree limbs, bark and “junk wood” pulp and paper mills can’t process isgood, too, he said. It’s rich in potassium and organic matter. In the landfills, waste just fills up a hole in the ground. But some products that normally endup there are finding new life in the land as nutrients for crops. Newspaper recycling fly ash is the ash that flies up with the smoke when wood and coal areburned in a stage of the recycling process. The fly ash, Harris said, is another good source ofcalcium. Harris, working with UGA engineer Mark Risse and a number of county agents, privatecompanies and local governments, is finding answers to these problems. The waste products,he said, can be useful as soil amendments, fertilizers and liming material. But don’t rush out to the landfill for these nutrient sources for your garden or farm, Harrissaid. “All these questions have to be answered before the product is ready to use as a soil additive,”he said. Harris said some of the reclaimed nutrient sources are more ready for farmers to use thanothers. Fly ash, for instance, can go straight into the spreader. “We’re working with 10 products that can be used in commercial agriculture and homegardens,” he said. * How does it fit into your fertilization plan?center_img All types of crops require calcium, potassium, nitrogen, phosphorus and many other nutrients.Composted yard trimmings are very rich in organic matter. Construction wallboard is madefrom the same gypsum that peanut farmers use to supply calcium to their crop. * Is it safe — does it contain heavy metals or other toxins? “But we’re still working on how to sift the paper coating out of the crushed wallboard,” hesaid. “We hope to have that method ready for the 1998 crop season.” As Georgia landfills quickly fill, the cost to dispose of construction and other waste keepsrising. New Georgia laws ban yard trimmings from landfills, too. * How much does it cost, compared to other sources of the same nutrient? “It’s really a win-win-win situation,” said Harris, who specializes in environmental soils andfertilizer. “The people who have this ‘waste’ are happy to be rid of it, taxpayers don’t have topay for it in the landfill and farmers can get it for a competitive price.” “You have to know what’s in it,” he said. Harris answers these questions before he testsproducts as a soil amendment: “We’ve found a way to use things like wallboard, fly ash and composted yard trimmings onrow crops,” said Glen Harris, a University of Georgia Extension Service scientist.last_img read more

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Is the millennial challenge a matter of age … or mindset?

first_img continue reading » Throughout the halls of most credit union events, you will hear someone issuing to the organization’s leadership an imperative to recruit younger board members, which will help solve the aging membership issue.As a scholar/thinker/strategist, I ask, is the recruitment of younger board members actually going to solve the problem, or is the problem based on another, masked issue? Having posed that question, I decided to study the leadership ages of companies that are currently winning millennials. The results are shown in the table.Based on this, one can definitely see that leading millennial companies have similar leadership ages to that of credit unions; therefore, how are they winning when credit unions aren’t? 15SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Drive-by parades to be held on Memorial Day

first_imgIn Binghamton they will be at 2 p.m. at the Post 80 on Main Street and ending at the Broome County Courthouse. There will be fire trucks, motorcycles, and other vehicles. —– Some area towns are observing Memorial Day this year with drive-by parades. This article has been updated to reflect more accurate information. American Legion Post 1700 will host its own parade, not in conjunction with the village of Endicott. A chicken bbq will also be held at Post 1700 from 1 to 4 p.m. In Owego, the parade route will start on Temple Street and will proceed South on North Avenue, West on Main Street, then South on Park Street and then North on Court Street. Town officials say there will be no gathering at the Court Square this year due to social distancing guidelines. All town officials do ask you wear masks and follow social distancing guidelines. (WBNG)- With social distancing taking place, Memorial Day will be observed a bit differently this year. In Endicott, a drive-by parade is being hosted by the American Legion Post 1700. According to Legion Commander Ray Nabinger, it will start at 11 a.m. beginning at Post 1700, traveling to the G.F. Johnson Memorial, and then head back to Post 1700, going through some of the streets in West Endicott. last_img read more

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Light parties gaining popularity as people look to alternatives for Halloween

first_imgStuff co.nz 25 October 2017Family First Comment: Great stuff! Feel free to advertise your Light Party in the comments section Leave that ghost costume in the cupboard – there’s a new way to mark this coming Halloween.Instead of trick-or-treating around the streets of Taranaki on October 31, thousands of children and parents will be turning to Light Parties for not-so-spooky fun.Billed as a “positive alternative to Halloween”, the events are often run by churches and offer games, lollies, food and activities as a way to get children off the streets.Events are planed for New Plymouth, Waitara, Inglewood, Stratford and Hawera with each one attracting hundreds of children keen to get their lolly fix.Last year, 1500 children attended the light party at Northpoint Baptist Church in Bell Block and organisers Michelle Pigreguy and Jo Daken said they were preparing for up to 2000 people this year.“It’s just getting people in a more positive environment than knocking on doors,” Pigreguy said.The evenings still involve dress-up and costumes, but most parties keep to a rule of no scary costumes or Halloween-themed face painting allowed.READ MORE: https://www.stuff.co.nz/taranaki-daily-news/news/98169493/light-parties-gaining-popularity-as-people-look-to-alternatives-for-halloweenKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more