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Richfield High Names New Football Coach

first_img Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailRICHFIELD, Utah-Thursday evening, Richfield High School athletic director Richard Barton announced the Wildcats had hired a new football coach with an impeccable pedigree.Jason Hitchens, who has successfully coached high school football in the greater Los Angeles area in the past, has come to Richfield.Hitchens is best known for leading the St. Margaret’s Tartans of the California Interscholastic Federation to a 14-0 record, winning the school’s first state title in the CIF.Additionally, he led the Corona Del Mar Sea Kings to a 10-3 record and their first league title in 22 years after they went 3-7 the previous season.Hitchens, who attended Portland State on a football scholarship, went 71-33-2 as a head coach in California high school football.Hitchens stepped away from coaching in 2011 to focus more time on his young family and gain a healthier life balance and perspective.The Hitchens family, which consists of children aged 13, 11, 10 and 8, decided to come to Richfield so they could live in a moral, family-friendly environment.Barton stated that Richfield High School has appreciated departing head coach Eric Thorson during his four years at the helm of the Wildcats’ football program and respects his decision to move to Preston, Idaho to be closer to his wife’s family.Barton also said the Wildcats feel “very fortunate” that a coach of Hitchens’ caliber would come to Richfield when he was in high demand for numerous coaching opportunities in California. Brad James Tags: Eric Thorson/Jason Hitchens/Richard Barton/Richfield High School Football May 31, 2018 /Sports News – Local Richfield High Names New Football Coachlast_img read more

US Military bans alcohol in Japan after Okinawa crash

first_img View post tag: US Navy Authorities Share this article November 21, 2017 US Military bans alcohol in Japan after Okinawa crash View post tag: Okinawa Back to overview,Home naval-today US Military bans alcohol in Japan after Okinawa crash All US service personnel on Okinawa have been restricted to base and to their residences with alcohol consumption prohibited after a US Marine killed a Okinawan man in an accident.The Okinawan man was killed when his vehicle was struck by a truck being driven by a US Marine whose blood alcohol content at the time of the incident, according to CNN, was significantly above the legal limit.In response to the incident, the US Forces command in Japan further announced that US service members on mainland Japan are prohibited from purchasing or consuming alcohol, on or off base.In a similar incident last year, US Forces in Japan were prohibited from drinking for 11 days after a drunk officer drove on the wrong side of the road hitting two cars and injuring two people.“Commanders across Japan will immediately lead mandatory training to address responsible alcohol use, risk management and acceptable behavior. All military members and U.S. government civilians in Japan are required to attend,” a US Forces Japan announcement read. View post tag: US 7th Fleetlast_img read more

USI Theatre Continues Season with Pygmalion

first_imgUniversity of Southern Indiana Theatre will continue its 2018-2019 season with the classic play Pygmalion, written by Bernard Shaw and directed by Elliot Wasserman, professor of theatre. The production runs from Thursday, February 14 through Sunday, February 17 in the USI Performance Center located in University Center East on USI’s campus.Co-produced with New Harmony Theatre, which operates under a contract with the Actors Equity Association, the professional union of actors and stage managers, the production will feature two professional actors in the cast—Ronald Keaton and Bryan Vickery—and union stage manager Margaret Kayes.Pygmalion, named after the sculptor in Greek mythology, tells the story of upper-class gentleman Henry Higgins transforming a lower class young woman, Eliza Doolittle, into a duchess in only six months.  What Henry does not anticipate are Eliza’s intelligence and independent nature. Will the story end in the same romantic way as the Greek myth or take a much different turn?Wasserman will be joined by a design team including USI faculty member Paul Weimer as scenic designer; USI staff member Kevin Gray as sound designer; USI staff member Shan Jensen as costume designer; USI staff member Andy Hammond as technical designer; and USI students Rafael Gonzalez III as lighting designer and Robin Lusby and Cole Henrich as assistant stage managers.The cast of Pygmalion includes USI students Ashtyn Cornett, Otto Mullins Jr., Easton Crisp, Kaitlyn Kearschner, Isabelle Rogers, Paige Murray, Zoie Hunter, Perci Hale, Trevor Maxey, Kyle Meunier, Dillon Betz, Brennan Hobson and Brandon Douglas.Tickets are $2 for USI students, $10 for USI employees, $4 for non-USI students (student ID required), $10 seniors (60+), and $12 for adults. Tickets are FREE to USI students with ID one hour before the show begins based on availability. Shows start at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. for the Sunday matinee. To purchase tickets or for more information visit USI.edu/Theatre or call the box office at 812-465-1635. Follow us on Facebook at USITheatre and NewHarmonyTheatre, Twitter @TheatreUSI, and Instagram @USI_theatre for updates and photos.USI Theatre’s final show for the 2018-2019 season will be the new musical comedy First Date with adaptation by Austin Winsberg and music and lyrics by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner.  The musical is directed by Eric Altheide, associate professor of theatre, and will run from April 11 – 14.Please join us this summer for productions by local professional theatre, New Harmony Theatre!  This summer’s season will be Good People by David Lindsay-Abaire, running from June 21 – June 30; Always…Patsy Cline by Ted Swindley, from July 12 – July 21; and Driving Miss Daisy by Alfred Uhry, from July 26 – August 4.  Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online at USI.edu/nh-theatre/tickets/ or by phone at 812-682-3115.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Mike Holling, president, NAMB

first_img“Summer? What summer?” is the general thought for 2007. What we will remember is the flooding that devastated businesses and displaced communities in some parts of the country.At Birds of Derby, we were very fortunate; when the heavy rain came, we just had one shop that it became impossible to deliver to, due to flooding outside the town. When the sun arrived in August, foot-and-mouth raised its ugly head, causing more anxiety.Putting all those issues to one side, our sales performance was in line with expectations; during the second quarter (covering weeks 14 to 25) our like-for-like sales rose by 4.4% and we experienced positive sales in our core product range, along with an increase in actual customer transactions. The last 10 weeks’ like-for-like sales were up by 5.9%.It’s a fact; weather conditions do influence the weekly trading pattern. If you cast your mind back to 2006, when we had good sunny weather week after week, customers adjusted their shopping patterns.When it’s hot and sunny, we may not sell a lot of cream cakes, confectionery lines and coffees, but we will sell more bread and bread rolls, sandwiches and cool drinks.We have to compensate for this by ensuring we calculate the shops’ orders correctly, to meet our customers requirements.last_img read more

Caught in the web

first_imgFor those who need another morbid bakery fix following Halloween, a novel twist has been organised by the Met Bar in London, which this year celebrated the Mexican Day of the Dead festival (Dia de los Muertos) on 2 November, including coffin shaped chilli-chocolate mud pies (A)… bit.ly/9tTuZgCheese and wine is so passé, especially now that the world has its first cupcake, beer and wine bar in New York. Called Sweet Revenge, it pairs cupcakes with booze for connoisseurs of cupcakery (B)… www.sweetrevengenyc.comPie or cake? For those people who are confounded by choice when confronted with delicious bakery goods, a new trend is emerging: two-in-one cakes this one is an apple and pumpkin pie crossed with a chocolate and vanilla cake, held together with a trowel-load of icing (C)… bit.ly/aNLepMHere’s a mesmerising ticking counter of the number of overweight people in the world right now. It was 1,156,028,075 at the last count (D)… www.worldometers.infolast_img read more

Fight The Winter Storm Stella Blues With “Stella Blue” From The Grateful Dead’s Winterland ’74 Run

first_imgToday, people across the northeast are locked down in their homes waiting out the wrath of Winter Storm Stella. From Virginia to Maine, schools and businesses are shuttered, highways are closed, and all flights into and out of the area are suspended. Blizzard advisory warnings have been issued in nine different states, and the unrelenting mix of heavy snow and frozen rain, rapidly accumulating ice, and gale force winds ensure that nobody here is going anywhere anytime soon.Stella may have messed with your plans today, but there’s no reason to let the storm get you down. Make a cup of hot cocoa, wrap yourself in a blanket, and turn your Stella Blues into Stella Bliss with this video of The Grateful Dead‘s entrancing rendition of “Stella Blue” from their October 17th, 1974 performance at the Winterland Arena in San Francisco, CA (courtesy of YouTube user friscobay01):The beautiful performance of the Jerry Garcia/Robert Hunter tune came as part of the Grateful Dead’s acclaimed five-night run at the Winterland Arena which marked the beginning of a two-year hiatus from touring. As with all the band’s performances in 1974, the show featured Owsley “Bear” Stanley‘s storied “Wall of Sound” PA system, which delivered particularly visceral audio quality. The shows were immortalized in 1976 in the form of The Grateful Dead Movie, a fascinating relic of one of the band’s most storied eras. You can listen to the whole show below via archive.org user Jonathan Aizen:last_img read more


first_img March 15, 2004 Errata A story in the March 1 News about an online petition to gather signatures of people who care about saving county law libraries during funding uncertainty and want the legislature to preserve the funding source from civil filing fees was incorrect. The correct Web site of the Miami-Dade County Law Library is www.mdcll.org (that’s l’s as in l aw l ibrary, not 11 as in Eleventh Circuit) or read the petition at www.petitiononline.com/vbnm. Erratalast_img read more

LINK: Register to vote here

first_imgIf you are not registered to vote, you can do so by going to vote.org. (WBNG) — Have you registered to vote? The 2020 Election will be held on Nov. 3. You can also use this website to pledge to register, get election reminders and more.last_img

WHO picks new B strain for 2009-10 flu vaccine

first_imgFeb 13, 2009 (CIDRAP News) – Because of a suboptimal match between this year’s flu vaccine and circulating influenza B viruses, the World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended changing one of the three strains used in flu vaccines for the Northern Hemisphere next fall and winter.The WHO’s choices for the two influenza A strains remain the same as last year, according to new reports published on the WHO Web site this week. The agency recommended keeping the influenza A/H1N1 and A/H3N2 variants used in this year’s vaccine, both of which are labeled Brisbane strains.The influenza B component of this year’s flu vaccine was from the Yamagata lineage, but the proportion of strains from the Victoria lineage continues to increase and has become predominant in many countries, the WHO said. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) most recent flu surveillance report, for the week of Feb 1 through 7, said that of 78 influenza B viruses that were characterized, 55 belonged to the Victoria lineage.Health officials in the United States have discussed including both lineages in the seasonal vaccine to address the unpredictable prevalence of the influenza B strains, especially since a vaccine against one lineage offers little protection against the other.Last year the WHO recommended a total vaccine makeover for the 2008-09 flu season because of a mismatch to circulating strains the previous season.Each February the WHO assesses the flu virus strains in circulation before picking the strains for the next Northern Hemisphere flu season. It takes about 6 months for vaccine manufacturers to grow the viruses in chicken eggs and formulate them into trivalent (three-strain) vaccines. Changing one or two strains is not unusual.The WHO recommends the following for next season’s vaccine:For the H1N1 component, a strain similar to A/Brisbane/59/2007For the H3N2 component, a strain similar to A/Brisbane/10/2007For the B component, a strain similar to B/Brisbane/60/2008-like virus, replacing B/Florida/4/2006The Brisbane strains of H1N1 and H3N2 will be used in this year’s vaccine for the Southern Hemisphere, where the flu season runs from May through October, according to the WHO. However, the influenza B component of the Southern Hemisphere’s vaccine is similar to B/Florida/4/2006.In its full report on the strain selection, the WHO said that between September 2008 and January 2009, Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Oceania all reported influenza activity. Though levels were lower than in the same period last year, activity was higher in some European countries, including the United Kingdom, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Poland, and the Netherlands.In the Northern Hemisphere, countries such as Japan, Tunisia, and European countries reported regional outbreaks of H3N2 in December and January. In the United States, H1N1 viruses predominated, while in Canada, B viruses were more common.H1N1 strains that show resistance to the antiviral drug oseltamivir (Tamiflu), one of two neuraminidase inhibitors recommended for treatment, predominated in most regions of the world. No such resistance was seen in H3N2 or B viruses, and there were no reports of viruses resistant to zanamivir (Relenza).See also:CDC flu surveillance reportJan 16 CIDRAP News story “Experts consider 4-strain flu vaccine to fight B viruses”last_img read more

Gojek to import masks, distribute staple goods to help drivers endure pandemic

first_imgHe added that the drivers could be at an increased risk of contracting the virus as they interacted with people daily through their deliveries.Distributing masks is one of a dozen measures from the company to keep its employees and contracted workers safe during the pandemic. Gojek has distributed staple goods to drivers above 60 years old, has given staple-needs vouchers to younger drivers and has relaxed vehicle loan repayment requirements.Drivers who get COVID-19 or become a patient under treatment (PDP) can also receive financial aid from Gojek and its charity foundation Yayasan Anak Bangsa Kita. Gojek customers can help drivers by giving tips up to Rp 100,000 (US$5.89) using the in-app e-wallet feature.“Our drivers are facing uncertainties every day, and we just want to help ease their worry about the future,” said Gojek Co-CEO Kevin Aluwi.Previously, the company’s senior management cut their salaries to allocate more than Rp 100 billion to help drivers and employees cope with low demand as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.Topics : Homegrown ride-hailing app Gojek has received a permit from the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) and the Health Ministry to import 5 million masks to be distributed to its motorbike drivers and the country’s healthcare providers.The imports will add to the company’s previous distributions of masks, hand sanitizer and vitamins to its drivers in 80 cities in the country.“This import is to ensure that locally produced masks and other protective gear can be allocated to hospitals,” said Gojek’s independent commissioner Garibaldi Thohir in a written statement on Wednesday.last_img read more