O.C. Alumni Association Gets Ready for “Red & White Weekend”

first_imgFormer coaches and football alumni enjoy a past Red & White Weekend celebration. (Courtesy Marcia Shallcross McCulley) The Ocean City Alumni Association will celebrate its 11th annual Red & White Weekend on the weekend of Oct. 18-20.The weekend festivities will begin Friday, Oct. 18 with a pre-game football rally from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the practice football field.The rally will include food, free face painting, free giveaways to show school spirit and Johnson’s Popcorn. Veterans will be recognized on the field prior to kickoff of the 6 p.m. football game vs. Triton. Veterans should check in upon arrival.The Alumni Association will honor Susan Rumer Peifer, OCHS Class of 1964, for her dedication to her hometown and alma mater.The rally is sponsored by AtlantiCare and open to all fans, alumni and the community. In case of inclement weather, the event will be held in the Ocean City Sports and Civic Center.For more information call Marcia Shallcross McCulley at 609-425-2911. Additional weekend activities include a Red and White Social hosted by the Ocean City Education Foundation on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 7-10 p.m. at Josie Kelly’s in Somers Point.Visit www.OCNJEF.com for tickets or more information.The weekend is topped off with a luncheon honoring the new inductees in the OCHS Sports Hall of Fame. The event will be held Sunday, Oct. 20 in the OCHS Auditorium, with the awards ceremony at noon followed by a luncheon.Inductees include 10 OCHS athletes, one coach and one OCHS team, including: Coach Gary Degenhardt, 2010 Baseball Team, Don Tarves, Scott Lipford, Lauren McHale, Melody Sye, Casey Beyel, Joi Johnson, Joe Myers, Miles Schoedler, Jill Kozakowski and Robyn Fortsch.Contact Geoff Haines, OCHS athletic director, to purchase luncheon tickets at 609-399-1290.last_img read more

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All-round rise

first_imgAs with last year’s annual price tracker survey, we have taken a look at the mean price of a selection of products, typically sold in a craft bakers, to gauge how prices have changed on average since March 2010.The average price of all items in craft bakeries bar the jam doughnut, which decreased from 58p to 56p rose during the past year of tracking.The price of a large white sandwich loaf went up from £1.23 last April, to £1.45 in January 2011, while a wholemeal loaf of the same size rose from £1.28 to £1.48. A ham salad sandwich in June last year was £1.79 on average, but £2.22 in March 2011, while a sausage roll rose from 63p to 76p.Supermarket pricesA Warburtons medium sliced wholemeal loaf had increased in price from £1.21 in May (£1.22 in Asda), to £1.35 across the major multiples by February this year up 14p in nine months. It also spent spells on promotion for £1 in Asda and Tesco.Kingsmill 50/50 has fluctuated a lot over the past year: it was £1.27 in May, but was promoted heavily across all the major multiples during the year. At its last check in February it was £1.25 in Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Waitrose, and was on offer in Morrisons for 80p and Asda for £1.Hovis medium soft white could be bought for a range of prices last May: £1.04 in Tesco and Waitrose; £1.05 in Morrisons; £1.25 in Sainsbury’s and £1.14 in Asda. Fluctuating in price across the year, at its lowest, it sold at 75p in Morrisons in November. Yet in February 2011 it was £1.15 in all the supermarkets.A four-pack of ISB chocolate muffins ranged between £1 (Tesco and Asda) and £1.69 in Waitrose, in May 2010. By February 2011, they were on offer in Tesco and Morrisons for £1, but remained £1.69 in Sainsbury’s and £1.29 in Waitrose, and had increased to £1.54 in Asda.In February, the price for a ham and cheese sandwich was £1.70 in Tesco; £1.90 in Morrisons; £2.80 in Sainsbury’s; £2 in Waitrose; and £1.80 in Asda.The coffee chainsIn February, the price of a regular cappuccino had risen 15p to £2.45 in Coffee Republic, and by 10p in Starbucks, Caffè Nero and Costa to £2.50, £2.10 and £2.50 respectively. In July 2010, the eat-in price of a chocolate muffin was £1.70 in all four coffee shops; by March 2011, all bar Coffee Republic had upped the price by 5p.Caffè Nero drove up the price of its ham and cheese panini by 10p in November to £3.70. Star-bucks upped its price in February by 10p to £4.05, but was back to £3.95 in March. Coffee Republic’s and Costa’s prices stayed level at £3.45 and £3.95 respectively.last_img read more

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Hughes hustles to Modified feature win on opening night at Marshalltown

first_imgBy Joyce EiseleMARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (April 21) – Marshalltown Speedway held its 2017 season opener on Friday night. The 122 race cars on hand gave the fans some outstanding racing on a chilly, breezy evening.Nate Hughes snagged his first local win in the IMCA Modified division. He battled with Jesse Hoeft and Clint Luellen in the early portion of the race, while they tried to catch then leader Nick Rob­erts. Hughes swung to the top side and snatched the lead at lap fourteen of the 20-lap event.  He held off second place finisher, Hoeft in the closing laps to seal the win.  Roberts followed in third place, fourth went to Clint Luellen and Adam Larson took fifth place.The 18-lap Karl Northern SportMod feature found defending track champion Jared VanDeest back in victory lane. VanDeest started fourth, took to the topside as the race went green, and had the lead coming out of turn two. He was pestered early by Sam Wieben and Jake McBirnie, but as the checkers flew, he took the win by a comfortable margin.  Wieben held on to second place, Doug Smith came from eighth spot, to finish third, McBirnie was fourth, and Austin Luellen was fifth.Jay Schmidt put his ride into the winner’s circle in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car 20-lapper. He chased leader Jeff Mueller, who made the long haul from New London, until finally making the pass into the lead at lap 12.  From there on, Schmidt never looked back and took the comfortable win.  Eleventh place starter Trent Murphy took second, Donavon Smith was a close third, Mueller finished fourth and Michael Jaennette completed the top five.Shannon Anderson took the win in the 15-lap IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock main.  Anderson and Eric Knutson ran side-by-side for the lead for several laps, with Eric Stanton throwing his hat into the ring in the final moments.  The final corner was the determining factor as Anderson surged ahead to take the checkers.  Stanton snuck into second at the checkers, just ahead of third place Knutson.  Fourth went to Justin Wacha and veteran racer Bill Bonnett was fifth.On Friday night, April 28, the IMCA Late Models will begin their weekly points racing at Mar­shalltown. The green flag drops at 7:30.last_img read more

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Wellington Police Notes: Thursday, June 19, 2014

first_imgWellington Police notes for Thursday, June 19, 2014:•10:40 a.m. Officers took a report of suspicious Activity in the 1000 block Shadylane, Wellington.•12:08 p.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to property in the 300 block E. Mill, Wellington.•2:21 p.m. Nathan S. Rowe, 21, Wellington was arrested and confined on a city of Wellington warrant for two counts of domestic battery.•2 p.m. Dennis L. Brown, 74, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with expired registration.•5:12 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of a bicycle in the 500 block W. Harvey, Wellington.•5:12 p.m. Officers investigated a theft in the 500 block W. Harvey, Wellington.•8:03 p.m. Officers took a report suspicious activity in the 1200 block E. Harvey, Wellington.•9:52 p.m. Officers investigated a domestic battery of known suspect(s) in the 800 block S. C, Wellington.last_img read more

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By-election to Satara Lok Sabha seat on Oct. 21

first_imgTen days after Nationalist Congress Party MP from Satara Udayanraje Bhonsle resigned and joined the BJP, the Election Commission of India on Tuesday announced that the by-poll for the Lok Sabha seat would be held on October 21, along with Maharashtra Assembly election.Like the Assembly election, the schedule for which was announced on September 21, counting of votes for the Satara by-poll would be on October 24, according to the ECI’s schedule. An ECI spokesperson said the Commission took the decision to hold the by-poll after receiving a copy on Monday of a Bombay High Court order dismissing an election petition filed regarding the Satara Lok Sabha election.Mr. Bhonsle, a descendant of the Maratha ruler Shivaji, had submitted his resignation to Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla and then joined the BJP here in the presence of party president and Home Minister Amit Shah, working president J.P. Nadda and Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Septmeber 14.The ECI said the notification for the by-poll would be issued on September 27. The last date for nominations would be October 4 and the last date for withdrawal of candidature would be October 7.last_img read more

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Aces finally win, take down Beermen to end 14-game slide

first_imgAlaska finally put an end to its longstanding woes with a 90-79 win over San Miguel Beer in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Saturday night at AUF Gym in Pampanga.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Bridgeman scored only two points on 1-of-4 shooting from the field with six turnovers in 21 minutes.And while Alaska ended its struggles, San Miguel is just dealing with its own after dropping its second straight game. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIES SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chiefcenter_img The Aces snapped their franchise-worst losing skid at 14 games and chalked up their first victory in the season-ending conference after a 0-7 start.Buck Henton delivered 36 points and 15 rebounds while Calvin Abueva added 13 points and nine rebounds for Alaska, which looked like the formidable team it was once before its downward spiral.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutIt was the Aces’ first taste of victory since April.Arwind Santos had 29 points and nine rebounds as he carried much of the load for the Beermen, who drew a disappointing outing from new import Terik Bridgeman. MOST READ Read Next Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LeBron puts on show for ‘unbelievable’ PH fans, vows to come back View commentslast_img read more

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Cristiano Ronaldo fails to score in home debut but Juventus beat Lazio

first_imgCristiano Ronaldo made his much-awaited home debut for Juventus but failed to get into the scoresheet even as the Seria A champions beat Lazio 2-0 on Saturday. Ronaldo has now played two Serie A matches for Juventus and has failed to score in either.Ronaldo could not find the back of the net and even missed an open goal but inadvertently that proved to be an assist for Mario Mandzukic.With two games played, Juventus have six points in their chase for an eighth successive domestic title. It was a somehwat fortunate win with Ronaldo missing a couple of chances.Piotr Zielinski scored twice as Napoli came from two goals behind to beat AC Milan 3-2 and give new coach Carlo Ancelotti an unforgettable home debut, especially as it came against the side where he spent eight seasons of his coaching career.Striker Gonzalo Higuain also made his debut for AC Milan following his loan move from Juventus, but he had little impact.Miralem Pjanic rifled Juventus ahead in the 30th minute with a shot from outside the area before the Turin side added a second in the 75th minute in untidy fashion.Joao Cancelo’s low cross from the right was partially intercepted by Lazio goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha but he succeeded only in pushing the ball to Ronaldo.The Portuguese turned the ball towards goal with his right foot but his left heel blocked the shot and the ball rebounded into the path of Croatia World Cup forward Mandzukic, who swept it home.advertisementThe closest Ronaldo came to breaking his duck was with a vicious dipping effort on the turn in the 71st minute, but it was brilliantly turned over the bar by the Albanian goalkeeper.Juventus goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny, again preferred ahead of new signing Mattia Perin, made two key saves in the first half, turning Senad Lulic’s shot around the post and then charging out of his goal to block a dangerous Marco Parolo break.”Italian football is completely different to Spain. Ronaldo understands that and he is settling in very well,” said Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri.”There was a risk of us getting carried away by the enthusiasm created by Ronaldo’s first home appearance,” added the coach, who picked Blaise Matuidi and Federico Bernardeschi ahead of Paulo Dybala and Juan Cuadrado.”I have a very strong squad and have to evaluate everyone. We needed these characteristics in midfield today,” he said. “There are times we are too frenetic and other moments when we go to sleep. We have to find a better balance.”AC Milan stunned the San Paolo when Giacomo Bonaventura’s unorthodox volley put them ahead in the 15th minute and Davide Calabria drove in the second from Suso’s clever layoff four minutes after halftime.Zielinski pulled one back three minutes later, rolling the ball into the far corner from the edge of the area after Milan lost possession in their own half, and from then on a Napoli fightback looked to be on the cards.The Pole drove home the equaliser in the 67th minute after an attempted Milan clearance from a corner landed at his feet and substitute Dries Mertens completed the job with 10 minutes left, turning in Allan’s low cross at the far post.There was another big cheer shortly afterwards when Higuain shot high and wide from his only real opening of the match.The win left Napoli, last season’s runners-up under Maurizio Sarri, with six points from their first two games.(With Reuters inputs)last_img read more

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TOUCH SA WORKING FOR THEIR FUTURE

first_imgTouch SA is not only recording growth amongst junior participation but is finding opportunities to help develop their stars of the future. Last week Touch SA sent their 14 years and Under sides away on a five day tour to the Riverina Junior Championships in Wagga Wagga, NSW, which also included a trip to Canberra for matches against the ACT squads. The 14’s Development tour was born as a way to give more exposure to the country players and allowing children who are 13 or 14 years the chance to play Touch at a representative level. This is becoming increasingly important for Touch in South Australia as spots in the Under 15’s team for the National Championships become increasingly competitive. After a 12 hour bus trip to Wagga, the sides faced matches against local representative sides, giving them the chance to warm up for the Riverina Junior Championships. While their success at the Championships was limited, the players performed admirably, against tough competition, with NSW being a Touch stronghold having a much higher rate of junior participation than SA. The teams then continued the tour as they traveled to Canberra the following day for matches against the ACT junior squads; another place where junior Touch is on the rise. The trip to Canberra also gave the SA teams the chance to visit the Australian Institute of Sport, a first for many of the players. Touch SA Tour Manager Jeremy Smith commended the SA players for their efforts during the tour. “The players really showed improvement throughout the matches and we definitely unearthed a few talented players,” he said. “All the kids had great attitudes throughout the tour and really got a taste of what it is like to compete at a higher level and what is needed to do well at that level.” By Rachel Moyle, [email protected]last_img read more

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CM Kejriwal announces free WiFi promises 15GB free data per month

first_imgNew Delhi: The Delhi government Thursday approved a proposal under which people will be able to avail free WiFi facility within the next three to four months.Announcing the Cabinet’s decision at a press conference, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said people will also be able to use up to 15GB free data every month. As per the plan, 11,000 hotspots will be set up across the city in the first phase, he said. All the 70 assembly constituencies will have 1,000 hotspots, he said, adding 4,000 hotspots will be set up at bus queue shelters. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderKejriwal said under the project, which will be executed under a Public-private partnership (PPP) model, WiFi with 200 mbps internet speed will be available within 50 metre radius of the hotspot. The government will provide Rs 100 crore for the project annually, he added. He said one hotspot would provide free WiFi connectivity to around 200 persons simultaneously. Providing free WiFi facility was a pre-poll promise of the Aam Aadmi Party in the 2015 assembly elections. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchings”Every user will be given free 15GB data, which is, I think, the single biggest initiative of a government anywhere in the world. We will learn from the experience of the first phase of project and we will create more hotspots if required later,” Kejriwal told reporters. He said he was happy that the AAP has fulfilled its major election promise of providing free WiFi in the national capital. “In the next three-four months, the Delhi government will start providing free WiFi to people. Our government will provide Rs 100 crore annually,” he said. Asked about any misuse of government’s WiFi facilty, Kejriwal said adequate safeguard measures will be taken. According to the government, the WiFI hotspots will be connected with CCTV cameras being installed under the AAP dispensation’s ambitious project.last_img read more

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Fate of Ontario safe injection overdose prevention sites in limbo

first_imgTORONTO – The fate of Ontario’s safe injection and overdose prevention sites is in limbo as the province’s new Progressive Conservative government weighs whether to continue funding the facilities authorized by its Liberal predecessors.Health Minister Christine Elliott said Tuesday the government is reviewing evidence on the sites to see if they “have merit” and are worth continuing.“We need to take a look at the evidence and understand what the experts are saying, so I want to hear that. The premier wants to hear that. He wants to know that continuing with the sites is going to be of benefit to the people of Ontario,” she said.“That’s what we’ve promised to do in everything since we’ve been elected, is making sure that programs that we’re investing in have value, and this is no different.”The province will make a decision in the coming weeks on some of the sites that need their funding and approval renewed in order to stay open, including an overdose prevention site in London, Ont., the minister said. It will also eventually rule on the program as a whole, she said.“We’re going to be looking at all of the sites, and we’re going to be making a decision based on the evidence relating to the individual sites as well as the situation overall,” she said.Overdose prevention sites are temporary facilities approved by the province to address an immediate need in a community, while supervised consumption sites — also known as safe consumption or injection sites — are more permanent locations approved by the federal government after a more extensive application process.During the spring election campaign, Premier Doug Ford said he was opposed to safe injection and overdose prevention sites, though his party says Ford has since committed to reviewing evidence on the issue.Critics and advocates said shutting down the sites would be a major step back in fighting the opioid crisis that health officials say claimed nearly 4,000 lives across Canada last year.“To put it bluntly, we’ll have a lot more dead people,” said Nick Boyce, director of the Ontario HIV & Substance Use Training Program.There is overwhelming evidence from experts and from other jurisdictions around the world that supervised consumption sites save lives and help people dealing with addiction connect with other types of support when they are ready, he said.That sentiment was echoed by the opposition parties, who questioned the need for the review.The New Democrats said keeping the sites open would not only save lives, but also relieve pressure on local hospitals.The Liberals, who approved the overdose prevention sites, said experts had already been consulted on the issue.“I don’t know why they need to consult more experts, it’s all there,” Liberal interim leader John Fraser said. “It just comes back to the same theme with this government — there was no plan during the election, and there’s no plan right now, for those things that are important to families.”last_img read more

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