League Leading SLCC Ends Badgers’ Five-Game Win Streak

first_img Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailEPHRAIM, Utah-League leading and nationally ranked Salt Lake C.C. ended the Snow College men’s basketball team’s five-game win streak on Thursday, defeating the Badgers, 77-76, in a game that came down to the final buzzer.Freshman Nate Duckworth drove the middle of the lane and hit a five-foot, one-handed floater with 13.8 seconds remaining in the game to give the Badgers a 76-75 lead. Duckworth was fouled on the play, but missed the and-one attempt that would have given Snow College a two-point lead. The Bruins grabbed the rebound on the missed free throw and ran the court to score a layup with 7.3 seconds remaining. Now trailing, 77-76, the Badgers advanced the ball past half court then called a timeout to set up the final play with 4.9 seconds remaining. Darrian Nebeker took the inbounds pass, drove the lane and looked to pass to Brayden Johnson, but the pass sailed out of bounds, ending the Badgers’ hopes of an upset of the eighth-ranked team in the nation.“We learned that we can play with these guys,” Snow College head coach Rob Nielson said. “Hopefully we’ll have the opportunity to see them one more time next week at the conference tournament. We have a lot of work ahead of us before that, but our kids are confident and we learned a lot of things tonight. We know we can battle with them.”Brantzen Blackner hit a three-pointer with 12:47 remaining in the game to give Snow a 64-54 lead; however, the Bruins went on an 8-0 run over the next three minutes to trim the Badger lead to 64-62.“We had a 10-point lead there in the second half and didn’t do a good job defensively,” Nielson said. “We needed our defense to step up and help build on that lead, but we weren’t able to do that.”A total of five Badgers scored in double figures against the Bruins, led by Blackner who was credited with 15 points on 5-of-8 shooting from the field. Blackner hit a team-leading five three-pointers in the game. Nebeker and Tredym Christensen were each credited with 14 points each, Duckworth added 12 points, and Trey Farrer chalked up 10 points, along with six rebounds. Farrer also found himself in foul trouble and picked up his fifth foul late in the second half.The Badgers will close out the regular season on Saturday at Colorado Northwestern, and will then prepare to take on the No. 3 seed Southern Idaho on Friday, February 28 in the first round of the Scenic West Athletic Conference Tournament in Twin Falls, Idaho. February 23, 2020 /Sports News – Local League Leading SLCC Ends Badgers’ Five-Game Win Streak Brad James Tags: Snow Men’s basketballlast_img read more

HAZMAT deal reached for Ripley County

first_imgVersailles, In. — Ripley County Emergency Management Agency has worked to reach an agreement between the Ripley County Commissions and the Ripley County Fire Chiefs Association for a one year deal with the Greater Cincinnati Hazardous Materials Unit. This will allow local fire department with hazardous material technical expertise and technical level access.This agreement is an insurance policy for the worst case scenario hazardous materials incident. The driving force behind this agreement was due to the loss of hazardous material technical/response services that previously was provided by the Madison Township Fire Department.The cost of this service is $3674.30 split $2574.30 from the Ripley County Emergency Management budget and $1100.00 from the Ripley County Fire Chiefs Association. The $1,100 is also split between 11 local fire departments, making the local cost $100.This agreement helps safeguard the citizens of Ripley County by providing a level of response not available in Ripley County or in the District 9 area.last_img read more

Moving to Texas can be difficult, so let the carwash drown your tears

first_imgMinutes passed. Now I began to worry. Shouldn’t I be in the rinse cycle by now? Pushing on the gas pedal did nothing. Could I have turned the car slightly and driven up onto that railing? I couldn’t get out of the car for help because I would have had all the skin scraped off my body from the giant brushes. The headlights! I could flash them on and off and someone would come to help me – well, that didn’t work. Everyone was around front pumping gas. I began to breathe heavily. How long would the oxygen inside the car hold out? Chappaquiddick flashed through my mind. OK, try the horn! Really blow it! A lot! Aha! The brushes stopped, and as the soapsuds were making their final descent down my windshield, I could see parts of a very angry bearded man in a cowboy hat, standing at the end of the building pulling down a lever which stopped the machinery. He shook his fist at me. “Dammit!” he said. “You stalled your engine, you dumb broad! Ain’t you got the sense to start it up again?” Oh, I see. I wasn’t hung up on the railing, after all, soapy tires spinning aimlessly. I turned the key in the ignition, stepped on the gas pedal, and my staunch little car moved bravely ahead past the angry man who grabbed my money without another word. I made it through the heavy traffic to the safety of my own cozy garage. I hurried into my house and poured myself a glass of wine and drank it in one gulp. Then I poured another and phoned my daughter in California, who had been concerned that this move might be difficult for me. “Hi, honey,” I said. “I’m doing just fine. I’m relaxing with a nice glass of wine after a busy day. I just learned how to use their carwash system here, and tomorrow night we’re going to Gilley’s and dance the Cotton-Eyed Joe. It’s about stepping into cow patties and shaking them off your shoes. Can you imagine this is part of a dance? It’s really fun out here in Houston!” Jean Stephenson is a longtime Palos Verdes Estates resident and an artist. Do you have a story to tell? Submit your column to Lisa Martini, My Turn, Daily Breeze, 5215 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, CA 90503-4077, or e-mail us at [email protected] Please limit to 800 words and include your telephone number. We’ll pay $25 for each column we publish.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityWhen the rain finally stopped, my new little Toyota was a dull, muddy brown instead of shiny green. It clearly needed a bath. So I drove around looking for a carwash. Bad timing. It was rush hour and cars were stuck together in all directions. Finally, though, I found what I was looking for. But it was behind a gas station where cars were lined up to the street waiting to fill up their tanks. The drivers kindly let me wiggle through to get to the back of the station, where I found the carwash building with a sign explaining the proper procedure. “Drive your own car slowly through the soap and rinse cycle. Exit and pay attendant at front of station.” OK, I can do that. Point the tires straight, drive slowly into the carwash, pray that my tires stay inside the 3-inch railing on both sides of the car. Now I’m in an igloo composed of soapsuds and giant scrubbing brushes. So far so good. I was even humming a catchy little tune, something about “getting tears in my eyes from lying on my back crying over you” that I’d heard on my car radio. I was looking forward to the rinse cycle. Soap, more soap, brushes whirling wildly away. I may be the only person in the world who nearly drowned in a carwash. This happened a few days after we had moved from Southern California to Houston. It soon became apparent that Texans did things a lot differently than we were accustomed to – their automatic carwashes were no exception. I was already adjusting to chicken fried steak and fried catfish, to men who wore heavy neck chains with gold nuggets, pickup trucks with shotguns, and semis driving 90 mph in the fast lane. Now I was dealing with the aftereffects of five days and nights of a downpour, which had opened up potholes in the roads and fired up drivers’ tempers. Gutters had overflowed, turning the streets into gushing rivers, and men in business suits were wearing cowboy boots to avoid the discomfort of sitting at their desks all day with wet socks and pant legs. last_img read more

Africa, but not as we know it

first_imgThe tranquility of the Menara gardens in Marrakech. .(Image: Wikimedia)  There’s a famous lyric from “Star Trekkin’”, the song that parodies cult film and TV series Star Trek, in which Mr Spock warns Captain James Kirk: “It’s life, Jim … but not as we know it.”A few years ago, when I told a friend I would be travelling to Morocco he reminded me I shouldn’t expect that country to be at all similar to South Africa just because they are part of the same land mass. “It’s Africa, Jim,” he affirmed, “… but not as we know it.”At the time, this seemed to me a rather inappropriate remark – certainly not in keeping with the pan-African sentiments that those of us who are citizens of African countries are encouraged to inculcate.After spending some time in Morocco, however, I found that I had to agree with him. South Africa and Morocco are not only on opposite ends of the continent; as those who have visited or lived in both countries can attest, they often seem to be worlds apart.This is, of course, as it should be. Essentialised notions of Africa, according to which African countries are seen as generic entities with more or less the same histories, cultural practices, world views and political structures (with, at best, scope for a little variation on the theme), are both inaccurate and dangerous. They reproduce precisely the kind of generalisation that facilitated the colonisation of the so-called dark continent.On the other hand, precisely because colonialism brought about artificial national borders that did not take into account the clustering of different ethnic groups, cultures and tribes – which has resulted in countless instances of internecine conflict or civil war across the continent – it is perhaps appropriate to discuss characteristics of the various regions.Southern African countries share languages, show similarities in climate or topography and have strong cross-border cultural, political and socio-economic links. The same is true of regional affiliations in western, eastern, central and northern Africa.In particular, world history has shaped the countries to the north of the Sahara desert in ways that are distinct from sub-Saharan Africa. Morocco has been influenced as much by French, and more recently, Spanish incursions as by interaction with Arabic peoples of the eastern Mediterranean. Before that, there were the Romans and Phoenicians.Throughout, the Berbers or imazighen have asserted their presence as the indigenous people of this northwest corner of Africa.Rich, complex historyAs a result of this rich and complex history, a country has been forged that is in some ways recognisably African – whatever that may mean – but that, to those of us from southern Africa, also feels enticingly exotic. And there is no place in Morocco more enticing than the all-singing, all-dancing, all-suffering, all-smiling, all-smelling, all-selling city of Marrakech.Rabat is the capital of al-Magrib, the Kingdom of Morocco; Casablanca is its largest city, with a certain appeal to fans of the iconic 1942 film starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman; Fez has the renowned Fes el Bali, a remarkably well-preserved old town or medina.But the Red City of Marrakech, right in the centre of the country, is the beating heart of Morocco.I arrived there as a dusty late afternoon was turning to red-earth dusk. Looking out over a thousand rooftops, I surveyed a scene marked by haggard palm trees and crumbling sandstone towers. The smoke was rising from the cooking fires of the main square – Djemaa El Fna, the “place of the dead” or “place of the vanished mosque” – and the buskers and snake-charmers were packing up for the day; soon the real entertainment of song, comedy and serious debate would begin, lasting deep into the night.From speakers mounted on the minarets of mosques, muezzin singers called the Islamic faithful to prayer. I wandered away from the busy square, tracing a path through quiet alleyways and into the dim, labyrinthine passages of the souk, or market. Merchants sipped on sweet mint tea and discussed religion. A young couple shared a brief farewell and a kiss before approaching the separate male and female entrances to a hamam, or steam bath.Vast differencesA few days later, I travelled south to Ouzoud – an isolated spot where a waterfall cascades down a 100m precipice, feeding a fertile valley in the foothills of the High Atlas mountains. Here, amongst a small Berber community of subsistence farmers, I felt I was back in Africa.Unfortunately, there was to be no reverie of belonging. I was invited to a village wedding feast one evening: a kind gesture by my hosts but, I realised with disappointment, an imposition on my part. The bonjours and giggles of the young boys in attendance reminded me that I was an intruder, plainly a foreigner who did not fit in.It was time to leave, but I did so without any sense of sadness at being an outsider. For South Africans, as for tourists from other African countries – and indeed, perhaps more significantly, from countries elsewhere in the world – it’s good to be reminded that a vast continent must contain vastly different peoples and places.Africa cannot be condensed into a single, simple idea – a blank space on the map – and the dizzying difference of Morocco provides ample proof of this truth.last_img read more

Ohio’s Crop Progress — October 31st, 2016

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Soybean Harvest Slowly Wrapping UpRains were relatively light but the effects of a wet fall persisted, according to Cheryl Turner, Ohio State Statistician with the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. There were 5 days available for fieldwork for the week ending October 30. Light showers kept harvest of corn and soybeans to a slow pace. Green stalks along with muddy fields were the main obstacles to finishing soybean harvest. Some frosts were noted, but more will be needed to firm up the ground and kill stalks. Cover crops and wheat benefited from the elevation in temperature and soil moisture. Moisture levels of grain harvested over the week averaged 19 percent for corn and 13 percent for soybeans.Click here to read the full reportlast_img read more

SXSW: Mistakes Made Building Netflix for iPhone (Plus, How to See Its Source Code!)

first_imgTags:#apps#How To#iPhone#mobile The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology UI MistakesBrewster then talked about UI (user interface) mistakes involving specific troubles with the ratings selector, the search box and an issue where they could not raise or lower the keyboard programmatically using JavaScript. On that last item, the problem was that when the keyboard pops up on the screen, it pushes the entire UI up, but when it was hidden again, the UI failed to move all the way back down again. Also, the entire experience completely “blew up on Android.”Another big mistake in this area was that he attempted to replicate native scrolling using HTML, CSS and JavaScript. Now there are libraries that do a pretty good job at this, he said, but they weren’t available at the time.The app was also tested randomly and stole heavily from PastryKit library, TouchScroll, iScroll and others.How to View the Netflix for iPhone Source CodeThe rest of the talk went into specific code examples and details, but at the end, Brewster let out a secret: how to view the Netflix for iPhone app’s source code. Unfortunately, he flipped through the slides so fast, I missed the very last one. (Maybe one of you can find it?) However, from what I have, you may be able to figure it out. The slides were presented tongue-in-cheek, telling you what “not” to do while providing explicit instructions otherwise.These slides are on the next page so this page wouldn’t load too slowly. More slides from the speech can be found on my personal Flickr account here. Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Related Posts What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Kent Brewster, the lead developer for the mobile version of Netflix for iPhone from 2009-2010 presented at a panel during this week’s SXSW conference in Austin, Texas. The topic of his presentation was “Mistakes I Made Developing Netflix for the iPhone,” and it covered the design and development errors he made during his time at Netflix and what he learned from them. But he also revealed a nifty little tidbit at the end of his talk, too: he told the audience how to peek at the Netflix for iPhone app’s source code.Brewster introduced himself humbly, saying that he’s “living proof anybody can do this,” and that he was just at the right place, at the right time. But actually, Brewster has worked in the industry for many years: at WebMD from 1984 to 2003, Yahoo from 2004 to 2009, Netflix from 2009 to 2010 and now he’s at Vurve, an advertising-related startup focused on the small-to-medium sized business (SMB) market.Before Brewster began talking about his “mistakes,” he touched on a little about life at Netflix, dispelling some of the rumors out there. For example, “you don’t randomly get fired” at Netflix, he said, especially if you work on the front-end of the website. Also, Netflix pays you what you’re worth, they don’t track your vacation, you can bring dog to work, and, as a bonus, when you tell people what you do, they’re delighted when you tell them where you work. “I love Netflix!” they’ll exclaim, he said.Brewster didn’t just work on Netflix for the iPhone while at the company – he was also responsible for projects involving Facebook Connect, Oath, Netflix widgets, the first API-based prototype, and something Netflix calls “trickplay,” which are the thumbnails you flip through on the homepage.Mistakes Made Building on Netflix’s iPhone AppNetflix on the iPhone launched Aug. 26, months after the iPad app was revealed on April 1. Brewster started off talking about three big mistakes with the project:1) He took on a ridiculous deadline. Now, he advises that when something like that occurs, you have to tell your manager so and demand help.2) He let a manager (who wrote zero lines of code) make key architectural decisions. Today, he says you have to fight back, even threaten to quit if that’s what it takes.3) And lastly, they shipped a prototype. Instead, Netflix should have built the app, tested it, ripped it down again, rebuilt it, and do it all over until they got it right.Why So Much HTML?Brewster also addressed a question on people’s minds – why was so much of the app built using HTML? He said this actually had several benefits. Most importantly, Netflix does a lot of A/B testing, he explained. Also, using HTML means the app can be completely overhauled without having to go through the app store resubmission process. That means bugs can be fixed quickly. In fact, the first bug in the Netflix iPhone app was handled within 15 minutes of its discovery.Here, Brewster interjected his speech with a funny slide about how to tell HTML from HTML5, which read: How to tell HTML from HTML5: Try it out in Internet Explorer. Did it work? No? It’s HTML5. Of course, with the release of IE9 (which also happened here at SXSW this week), the Microsoft-created browser has come a long way with its HTML5 and Web standards support. But from the audience of developers, the slide got a good laugh. sarah perezlast_img read more

Man accused of killing parents sister couldnt fathom why they were targeted

first_imgRED DEER, Alta. – A trial has been told that a central Alberta man accused of killing his parents and his sister refused to take a lie detector test or provide police with a DNA sample after learning he was a suspect.Jason Klaus, 42, is charged with first-degree murder and arson in the deaths of his parents, Gordon and Sandra Klaus, and his sister Monica Klaus.Police believe all three were killed before their Castor-area farmhouse was set on fire in December 2013.On Wednesday, RCMP Sgt. Rob Kropp testified police began tapping the accused’s phones on Jan. 23, 2014.Kropp said when the two met in person a few week later, Klaus told him that his lawyer advised him not to take a lie detector test, and a couple of months later, he refused to offer a DNA sample.Kropp also confirmed that Sandra Klaus’s remains were never found.Joshua Frank, a friend of Klaus, faces the same charges along with one related to animal cruelty.Klaus and Frank were arrested and charged in August 2014 after police dive teams discovered a key piece of evidence.(RD News Now)last_img read more

San Diego North Economic Development Councils 6th Annual Economic Summit

first_img Updated: 2:23 PM KUSI Newsroom San Diego North Economic Development Council’s 6th Annual Economic Summit Posted: April 11, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, center_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The San Diego North Economic Development Council’s 6th Annual Economic Summit was held Wednesday, April 10th in San Marcos.Hundreds of business and civic leaders attended including three North County mayors and more than 20 city councilmembers from the North County.Erik Bruvold, CEO, San Diego North Economic Development Council joined Good Morning San Diego to recap the event.While the economy at all levels has enjoyed a sustained level of prosperity in recent years, there are a number of economists who have suggested over the past several months that the economy is slowing and the expansion could be coming to an end, according to Bruvold.Two economic experts provided their 2019-2020 outlook on the economy and what it means for San Diego’s North County. April 11, 2019 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

OBITUARY Carol S Schweinefus Roche 84

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Carol S. (Schweinefus) Roche, age 84, of Nashua, NH, where she resided with her daughter Maureen and her husband Scott, passed away peacefully at home on April 21, 2019. She was formerly a long-time resident of Wilmington, MA.Carol was born on August 18, 1934, in Castalia, Iowa, the daughter of the late Otto and Dorothy Schweinefus. Carol was the oldest of seven siblings who grew up on the family farm. She learned the value of hard work from an early age, being responsible for many chores on the farm before heading off to school.Following graduation from high school, Carol went straight to work for the FBI in Washington, DC. She was recruited by the FBI in her senior year of high school. Carol loved her job so much that when the position relocated to Massachusetts, she eagerly followed and resettled in Newton, MA. In the years that followed, Carol worked as a sales administrator for over 30 years at Northland Industrial Truck Co. in Wilmington, MA.Carol met her husband Robert F. Roche at a dance in Somerville, MA; they married in October of 1961. The couple, along with their family, spent many great times together before Bob’s sudden passing in November of 2010. Carol and Bob moved to Wilmington, MA, in the summer of 1965 and raised four children. Family was everything to Carol. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother.Carol was a woman of strong faith and for many years was very active at St. Thomas of Villanova Church in Wilmington. She was a CCD teacher and an active member of the St. Thomas Woman’s Club.Carol will be fondly remembered as a wonderful lady. She was hardworking, kind, and caring towards others. Carol was always eager to help out her family and friends. She will forever be in the hearts of those she loved.Carol was the beloved wife of the late Robert F. Roche, devoted mother of June Frechette and husband Armand of Hudson, NH; Maureen Lake and husband Scott of Nashua, NH; and Joseph Roche and Steven Roche both of Colorado Springs, CO. She was the loving “Grandma” of Amanda and Ava Scott, Josiah Roche, and Kristen and Sharon Lake. Carol was the dear daughter of the late Otto and Dorothy (Jahnke) Schweinefus, and eldest sister of Norma Schlee of Iowa, Ann Thomas of California, Laurie Schweinefus of Missouri, Brad Schweinefus of Iowa, and the late Jerry Schweinefus and Shirley Marting. Carol is survived by many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her dear friend Marguerite Little, who is formerly a long-time Wilmington resident.Family and friends are invited to gather for Visiting Hours at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, MA, on Thursday, April 25th, from 10:30-11:30 am, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington, MA, at 12:00 noon. Interment will follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington, MA.In lieu of flowers, donations in Carol’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverly Oaks Road, Waltham, MA, 02452, or on-line through act.alz.org.Carol Roche(NOTE: The above obituary is from Nichols Funeral Home.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email [email protected] this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedOBITUARY: Phyllis A. (Tabor) Ulrickson, 78In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Elizabeth M. (Nolan) McNabb, 94In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Lucille C. (Enos) Gilson, 77In “Obituaries”last_img read more

Fire at Chiranjeevis Sye Raa sets Was it accident or deliberate act

first_imgSye Raa Narasimha ReddyTwitterThe buzz in the media is that a fire which recently damaged sets of Chiranjeevi’s Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy worth Rs 2 crore was not an accident but a deliberate act to claim the insurance money.The makers of Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy had erected a special set for the shooting of its last schedule at a farmhouse of megastar Chiranjeevi on the outskirts of Hyderabad. But the set was damaged in the fire allegedly caused by a short circuit. However, rumours are doing the rounds that it was not an accidental fire.”Generally, filmmakers who insure their massive sets don’t like to dismantle it, so after the shooting is complete, they deliberately do something to make it look like an accident in order to claim the insurance money. The fire on Chiranjeevi’s set is definitely not an accident,” Deccan Chronicle quoted a source as saying.Rumour mills are abuzz with the news that people from the unit of Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy deliberately lit the fire and they were probably looking to claim insurance money. Insurance officials also have the same doubt. “Even officials have expressed their doubts about this ‘accident’. They are discounting the short circuit theory and feel that somebody from the unit did it,” the source added. Pictures of Giant sets worth 2 crores of Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy gutted in a massive fire accidentScreenshots of Twitter videoSoon after the fire broke out, the makers had claimed that they were to shoot for Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy for a couple of days more. But the source revealed that they were not planning any more shoot on this set. What is more interesting is that Chiranjeevi is now holidaying with his family at a hill station.Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy is one of the most awaited Telugu movies. This period movie, which is based on the life of freedom fighter Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy from Rayalaseema, was initially scheduled for release in theatres during Sankranti. But it has been postponed uncertainly due to the delay in production. It is expected to hit the screens during Diwali.Megastar Chiranjeevi is playing the title role in Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy, which is directed by Surender Reddy and produced by Ram Charan on Konidela Production Company. The historical war film features Sudeep, Vijay Sethupathi, Jagapati Babu, Nayanthara, Tamannaah, and Brahmaji in important roles.last_img read more