September 29, 2018 /Sports News – Local Richfield’s Hayden Harward Places First At Cedar Invitational Tags: Aspen Workman/Avery Foster/Brianne Beard/Cannon Anderson/Carli Begay/Carson Utley/Cason Southwick/Cody Rivers/Daran Beard/Dustin Bistline/Dylan Bistline/Elena Torgersen/Hannah Steele/Hayden Harward/Jake Church/Jamie Holt/Justin Reidhead/Justus Reitz/Kanab/Keenan Janke/McKenna Alger/Nathan Bowman/Nick Woolsey/Nora Foster/Richfield Cross Country/SeOnna Southwick Brad James Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCEDAR CITY, Utah-Friday, various Mid-Utah Radio Sports Network school athletes competed at the Cedar High Cross Country Invitational, with Richfield’s Hayden Harward excelling above all of them.In the boys’ 3-mile run, Harward won the individual title, posting a time of 15:14.50, netting his second overall win of the season for the Wildcats.Harward’s contributions helped the Wildcats place 10th overall, with a collective score of 263. Other Wildcats who placed included Nick Woolsey (42nd place, 16:41.70), Justus Reitz (73rd place, 17:37.50), Cody Rivers (93rd place, 18:14.20), Cannon Anderson (94th place, 18:16.00), Carson Utley (101st place, 18:44.50), Cason Southwick (102nd place, 18:47.50), Keenan Janke (104th place, 19:04.80) and Daran Beard (111th place, 20:09.70).Kanab’s boys also excelled, placing 13th overall and netting a score of 410. For the Cowboys, Nathan Bowman finished 89th overall, posting a time of 18:03.60. Other Cowboys to place included Dustin Bistline (91st place, 18:12.70), Dylan Bistline (95th place, 18:19.00), Jake Church (103rd place, 18:56.40) and Justin Reidhead (110th place, 20:09.40).For the girls, Richfield placed 7th overall in the standings with 228 points. SeOnna Southwick was the highest-placing Wildcat, finishing in 36th place (19:56.90). Also placing for the Wildcats were Jamie Holt (45th place, 20:14.50), Nora Foster (57th place, 20:44.70), Avery Foster (64th place, 21:07.60), Aspen Workman (66th place, 21:10.10), McKenna Alger (84th place, 23:00.10), Carli Begay (85th place, 23:09.20), Hannah Steele (86th place, 23:09.60), Elena Torgersen (95th place, 24:38.30) and Brianne Beard (97th place, 24:53.40).
Tags: Aaron Simpson/Chadron State/Dixie State Football/RMAC Defensive Player of the Week/Western Colorado Football Written by October 21, 2019 /Sports News – Local Aaron Simpson Named RMAC Defensive Player of the Week Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailST. GEORGE, Utah-Monday, Dixie State senior defensive back Aaron Simpson has been named as the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference defensive player of the week as the Trailblazers bested Western Colorado 28-20 Saturday at Gunnison, Colo.In the win over the Mountaineers, Simpson, an NFL prospect for the 2020 NFL Draft, tallied eight tackles, three solo stops and a pass breakup for the 6-1 Trailblazers.He also leaped up for an interception in the 4th Quarter to repel a last-minute scoring drive for Western Colorado, preserving the win.Simpson and his Trailblazers teammates host Chadron State for Homecoming Saturday at 1:00 pm.
Local police officers, firefighters and emergency personnel were honored Sunday during a ceremony at the Ocean City Tabernacle that marked the upcoming 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. By Donald WittkowskiSujo John thought he faced certain death as a hellish scene of flames, choking smoke and collapsing walls erupted around him on the 81st floor of the World Trade Center’s North Tower.Amid the chaos, John heard someone shout, “We’ve got to beat this fire,” leading to a frantic scramble to find an escape route and then a terrifying descent down a fire-filled stairway that took an hour and 20 minutes before he finally reached the ground floor.“One thing was common: the fear of death written so clearly and viscerally on everybody’s face,” John recalled.John recounted the horrors of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks to a rapt audience of hundreds of people during a ceremony Sunday at the Ocean City Tabernacle that marked the upcoming 15th anniversary of that fateful day in U.S. history.The service also had the dual purpose of honoring the police officers, firefighters and other emergency personnel who died in the attacks, as well as recognizing the men and women in blue who protect Ocean City today.“Here in Ocean City, we have an exceptional public safety team,” Mayor Jay Gillian said during his remarks. “They go to work every day, willing to put their lives on the line in the service of others.”Led by two bagpipers, a procession of uniformed police officers, firefighters and rescue workers filed into the Tabernacle, greeted by warm applause from the audience.“When you walked in, I started to cry,” Paula Bender, the Tabernacle’s president and chief executive officer, told the group of first responders.Later, Bender hailed them as “our own local heroes.”Sujo John, who survived the attack, told the audience of the horrors that unfolded inside the North Tower of the World Trade Center.John recalled how New York City firefighters fought through the flames while climbing up the North Tower’s stairway in hopes of rescuing victims trapped on the upper floors. He was climbing down the same stairwell in the rush to save his own life.“We had no idea these brave men were literally making their way to their death,” John said, referring to the huge loss of life caused by the burning building’s collapse.John, born in India, had come to the United States just several months before the terrorist attacks to take a job with a technology company. He worked on the 81st floor of the North Tower, while his wife, Mary, had a job with an investment bank on the 71st floor of the World Trade Center’s South Tower.John told of how the ground shook violently and clouds of suffocating soot filled the air when the World Trade Center’s twin towers collapsed after being struck by the two hijacked passenger jets.He said at one point he confronted his own mortality and thought, “I’m going to die.”His miraculous survival was capped by the joy of finding out that his then-pregnant wife had lived, too. She was a bit late getting to work that morning, arriving after the second hijacked jetliner slammed into the South Tower.John told the Tabernacle’s audience that he will always remember hearing his cellphone ring and looking down to see his wife’s number displayed on his caller ID.“Her first words to me were, ‘Babe, are you alive?”’ he said.Amid the trauma of the attacks, John went through a spiritual awakening that led him to leave the corporate world and enter the evangelical ministry.Now, he has devoted his life to God and Christianity. He is an international motivational speaker and is also involved in a movement dedicated to freeing and rehabilitating victims of human trafficking.Bagpipers Sharon and Kyle Grasty, who are mother and son, played “Amazing Grace” while the names of the 9/11 victims were displayed on a projection screen.Altogether, about 3,000 people died in the 9/11 attacks. Many of them were firefighters and police officers. At Sunday’s service, bagpipers Sharon and Kyle Grasty, who are mother and son, played the mournful strains of “Amazing Grace” while the names of the victims scrolled down a projection screen on the Tabernacle’s stage.“Those names that were on that scroll are written down in history,” said John Taylor, worship leader for the services.Taylor, a retired law enforcement officer, then paid tribute to the police officers, firefighters and emergency personnel in the audience.“I want you to know that all of the people in this room, they support you and love you,” he said.Ocean City Fire Chief Chris Breunig said he and the other first responders who attended the ceremony were humbled and gratified to be honored in such a public way.Breunig also saluted the firefighters, police officers and all of the other victims who were killed in the terrorist attacks.“As time progresses, it’s going to be something that we will never forget,” he said. “We certainly will always recognize and honor the men and women who died that day.”
Following the guitar fireworks that closed set one, Umphrey’s had no choice but to turn it up even more, and that’s what they did. Perhaps their best and truest progressive rock song, “Bridgeless” opened the second set in a huge way, as the song’s first section ended and bled into another progressive masterpiece in “2×2”. After this dream pairing of songs, the band started the funky “Bright Lights, Big City”. The song was was a great change of pace and gave fans a chance to dance after raging so hard to begin the set.Another multi-sectional classic was next, as the familiar percussive intro of “Der Bluten Kat” launched the band into outer space. The song was split into two parts, with an impressive cover of Bruce Springsteen‘s “I’m On Fire” in the middle of the song. After finishing the final section of “DBK”, the band gave fans another chance to dance with the synth-laden “Day Nurse”, which led right into the final section of “Bridgeless” to close out the second set.After a short break, Umphrey’s McGee returned to the stage for a great disco-funk version of “Booth Love,” which took a left turn and transformed into “Miss Tinkles Overture” for a raging conclusion to an excellent night one at Red Rocks. Umphrey’s McGee return to Red Rocks tonight to conclude their run at the famous venue, this time with Joe Russo’s Almost Dead filling the opening slot.Check out the full setlist from Umphrey’s at Red Rocks, as well as photos from Phierce Photo, below.Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee at Red Rocks, Morrison, CO – 7/2/16Set One: Glory > In The Kitchen, Roctopus, Speak Up > Water > Utopian Fir > Muffin Man  Set Two: Bridgeless -> 2×2, Bright Lights, Big City, Der Bluten Kat > I’m On Fire > Der Bluten Kat, Day Nurse, BridgelessEncore: Booth Love > Miss Tinkle’s Overture With Dweezil Zappa debut, Frank Zappa cover; with Dweezil Zappa Umphrey’s McGee returned to Red Rocks Amphitheatre last night, for what’s becoming a yearly July 4th weekend tradition. Expanding to two nights this year, the progressive jam masters hit the stage in Morrison, CO last night for a show filled with old favorites, new songs, rare covers, and an awesome guest appearance by opening act Dweezil Zappa.Set one opened with a classic pairing of “Glory” into “In The Kitchen.” These two songs have been hallmarks of Umphrey’s catalog for years, and it’s great to see them trot out two of their best live tunes to open such a huge weekend at Red Rocks. Next up was “Roctopus”, which only just debuted at UMBowl this year in Las Vegas during its Raw Stewage segment. After that was “Speak Up”, a relatively new song that only debuted this past New Year’s Eve.Glory/In The KitchenFollowing “Speak Up”, the band transitioned from new to old with a performance of the beloved ballad “Water,” played for only the second time this year. The song led directly into “Utopian Fir,” which is where things really got interesting, as Dweezil Zappa came out and ripped it up with Umphrey’s on the jam launchpad. Umphrey’s McGee, and specifically guitarist Jake Cinninger, are hugely influenced by Frank Zappa, so a guest spot by his virtuoso son is a dream come true. The band and their guest worked their way through the jam, and landed on a wild set-closing debut cover of Dweezil’s Dad’s classic “Muffin Man.”
Some students on campus take the call to “wake up the echoes” very seriously — or at least that’s how it seemed Wednesday when the sound of the ROTC cadets could be heard outside Rolfs Sports Recreation Center at 7 a.m. Members of the Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Corp, which is a component of the Navy, had just returned from their annual Tri-Military Run. University President Fr. John Jenkins and Executive Vice President John Affleck-Graves joined the cadets in the 2.7-mile run around campus. “It’s always a pleasure and a rush,” Jenkins said of the run. “It’s a great chance to remember God’s important people who have made sacrifices in our country.” Running in the annual Tri-Military Run is a tradition for the University president, and a representative from the Navy said ROTC appreciates his support. “We have a great relationship with Notre Dame and we’re glad Fr. Jenkins can come out with us,” said Capt. Dale Nees, a professor of Naval Science, Navy captain and senior commander. Jenkins told ROTC cadets after the run they “speak to what Notre Dame is all about.” “I just want to say how proud we are to have you at Notre Dame,” he said. “I want to commend you for your leadership, hard work and sacrifice.” Midshipman Matthew Zak, a senior, said the annual run is one of the best ROTC events each year. “Just running around the campus early, hearing the cadences, we enjoy it,” he said. The run also gives the different units of the ROTC a chance to come together, Nees said, “This run builds that camaraderie between the services. We’re probably just 2 to 3 percent of the student body, maybe three times the size of the football team,” he said. “The folks here are all preparing to be leaders in the military so we like running around campus all together.” But that doesn’t mean a little friendly competition was out of the question. “It was just a good thing, Fr. Jenkins showing his support for the Navy and also the rest of the military,” Midshipman Neil Flattery, a freshman, said. “There’s definitely an ‘also’ that comes before ‘the rest of the military,’ since Navy is the best.” Freshman cadet Chris Lillie joked with Flattery, and said, “The Army is definitely better than the Navy.” But in the end, Lillie said the run showed solidarity between branches. “It was really amazing to see all the branches moving together and serving the military, and to see all of the other branches coming together and doing the same things you’re doing,” Lillie said.
Across Notre Dame’s campus, there’s an unmistakable feeling that Christmas is in the air. Many dorms are celebrating the holiday season with their own unique traditions. Last week, many Carroll Hall residents could be seen sporting elf costumes, advertising Carroll’s highly-anticipated Carroll Christmas, which was held Saturday, Dec. 1. Junior Garrett Rethman, who is serving as Carroll’s president this year, said he looks forward to bringing students together every year during the event.“It’s a good event to get people to come to Carroll,” Rethman said. Observer File Photo O’Neill Hall’s Christmas “O” wreath brightens the days of students during the Christmas season.Carroll’s Christmas tradition, which is a signature event for the dorm, first began with a tree lighting but has since expanded to include indoor activities. The event now offers visitors cookies, Santa’s Workshop, karaoke and a horse and carriage.“When I found out I was in Carroll, one of the things I read about was [that] Carroll Christmas is the big tradition,” Rethman said. “It’s like the last big, fun event before finals start. We put a lot of work into it leading up to the event, and then it’s really rewarding to have lots of people come from across campus to enjoy the work we put on for them.”The women of Cavanaugh Hall share many Christmas traditions, including a tree lighting and a section-decorating competition, but their biggest event is Cavanaugh’s annual Christmas pageant. Junior Emma Brady, Cavanaugh’s president, says that faculty families and South Bend residents come to watch Cavanaugh’s largely improvised and entertaining performance of the Nativity.Cavanaugh junior Emily Black says that the pageant is a great opportunity to connect with the South Bend community.“There are a lot of families that will come every year … so you get to see kids grow up,” Black said. “They come back the next year and they’re like a foot taller than they were the year before.”At O’Neill Hall, the trademark O’Neill “O” wreath glows from the dorm’s third floor. Junior John Desler, O’Neill’s president, believes the wreath is a fun way to celebrate the holidays. “I love coming back from fall break and seeing all the Christmas decorations up everywhere,” Desler said.This year, the unveiling of the O’Neill “O” was a pleasant surprise for many O’Neill residents.“One day we woke up and our B-side stairway was closed and we were like, ‘Oh, what’s going on?’” Desler said. Once he realized that the stairs had been closed for the wreath-hanging, Desler said he “was really happy with having to walk an extra minute to go around.”In the weeks before finals, the “O” wreath provides students with a much-needed boost of holiday cheer, Desler said.“It’s a good reminder of the Christmas spirit,” Desler said.Tags: Carroll Christmas, Carroll Hall, Cavanaugh Hall, christmas, dorm community, O’Neill Hall, The Nativity
Additional cast members will include Izzie Steele as Marion and Christian Lloyd as Pierre. Rounding out the company are Anna Bartlam, Richard Clarkin, Jeremy Crawford, Zachary Eisenstat, Paul Essiembre, Amariah Faulkner, Troy Feldman, Jason Gosbee, Martin Julien, Tristan Mackid, Katelyn McCulloch, Meguire McRae-King, Carson Reaume, Sarah Schenkkan, Stephen Michael Spencer, Darcy Stewart and Tate Yap. The members of Parsonsfield, Chris Freeman, Antonio Alcorn, Max Shakun, Harrison Goodale and Erik Hischmann, will perform live on stage during the show. View Comments In this twist on the classic tale, Robin Hood (Ebert) and his band of outlaws steal from the rich, but they do not share their spoils with the poor and are unloved by the people, who must also pay unfair taxes to the evil Prince John (Morton) as he plots to steal his brother’s crown. In this time of chaos and fear, Marion must boldly protect the poor and convince Robin to listen to his heart if they are to save the country. The show premiered at the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon in 2011 and played the American Repertory Theater in Massachusetts in 2013. Tony winner Gabriel Ebert, Tony nominee Euan Morton and more will star in the Canadian premiere of The Heart of Robin Hood, a humorous new take on the tale of the classic vigilante. The play is written by David Farr and features music by folk band Parsonsfield (formerly Poor Old Shine) and lyrics by the band and Farr. The show, under the direction of Gisli Örn Gardarsson, is scheduled to play Winnipeg’s John Hirsch Theatre from November 12 through December 6 and Toronto’s Royal Alexandra Theatre beginning December 23, where it will run through March 1, 2015. No word yet on whether the production intends to come to Broadway following its stint in Canada. The Heart of Robin Hood features set design by Börkur Jónsson, costume design by Emma Ryott, lighting design by Björn Helgason and sound design by Jonathan Deans and Garth Helm. Ebert won a Tony Award in 2013 for his performance in Matilda and recently appeared on Broadway in Casa Valentina. A Tony nominee for Taboo, Morton’s additional stage credits include Sondheim on Sondheim and Atomic.
View Comments Little Shop of Horrors has a book and lyrics by Howard Ashman and music by Alan Menken. The tuner follows a hapless florist shop worker who acquires an R&B-singing plant that feeds on human blood. An R&B girl’s trio, The Urchins, provides commentary on the action and will feature Tracy Nicole Chapman, Marva Hicks and Ramona Keller. Encores! Off-Center is to remain “Somewhere That’s Green” a little longer! Little Shop of Horrors, which as previously announced will star the sci-fi musical’s original headliner Ellen Greene, is set to play an additional date at City Center this summer. Directed by Dick Scanlan and choreographed by Patricia Wilcox, the cult fave will now play on both July 1 and July 2. Little Shop is based on Roger Corman’s 1960 black comedy film by the same name and premiered off-off-Broadway in 1982 before moving off-Broadway to the Orpheum Theatre where it played 2,209 performances. It was revived on Broadway in 2003, playing 372 performances at the Virginia Theatre.
By Paul A. ThomasUniversity of GeorgiaFour straight years of drought dashed hopes for many a Georgiaflower bed. And last year’s rainy start turned dry in the end,fading late-summer colors as if to add insult to injury. What’s agardener to do?Your colorful flower bed can use the barest minimum of water andstill be the envy of the neighborhood. However, you’ll have toupgrade the way you’ve been gardening a bit.Step 1. There is no downside toadding organic matter to native soils. Try tilling in 4 to 6inches of it and leveling the soil without compacting it. Thiswill help the soil hold water without getting mushy in wetweather.Step 2. Start with plants thatdon’t require a lot of water. You’ll save water. And you’ll saveyourself a lot of time in the garden.Lantana, Celosia, Tithonia, Melampodium, Gomphrena, Dusty Miller,Vinca and old-timey petunias are some of the many annuals that,once established, require much less water than most. Avoid NewGuinea impatiens, hybrid petunias, salvias, torenias, ageratumsand marigolds.Plant as early as you can, too, after the last chance of frost.The more cool weather annuals have to develop roots, the betterthey can withstand dry times.Step 3. Use drip irrigation. Withwater dripping slowly rather than spraying out all over theplace, the water savings are significant. It’s efficient, becauseyou put the water only where it’s needed, and very little is lostto evaporation, assuming you cover the drip line with mulch.Compared to automated sprinkler systems, it’s cheap, too.It’s not that hard to install, either. You need only some driptape, several “y” adapters to take off drip lines from the maingarden hose and the patience to spread the tape out just afteryou transplant your bedding plants.Most hardware stores, garden centers or irrigation supply dealerswill have the hardware and will probably explain how to do this.Step 4. Add more pine straw thanyou may have used in past years. If you hand-place the strawbetween the bedding plants so as not to cover them up, a 4- to5-inch layer will greatly lower your water use. That much pinestraw does two vital things.First, it cuts down on the heat from the sun, allowing the soilto be several degrees cooler. This, in turn, lets the plants useless sugars at night, saving that food for more flowers andgrowth.Second, it keeps the wind from pulling moisture out of the soil.Less heat and less wind means less evaporation. So the water youapply with drip irrigation lasts longer.Step 5. Let the annuals dry outjust a bit before watering. Don’t water every day, or even everyday you can during water restrictions. Let the plants work fortheir water by growing roots deeper in the ground.Each time you water, irrigate long enough to saturate the soilthoroughly. Then let the entire bed go dry. Let the plants get tothe point that the new growth begins to flag or droop in theafternoon.As the plants get older and more established, this slight wiltingwill take many more days to happen than newly planted annuals.The bottom line is that you’ll be watering less often, even assummer heat chugs on.This procedure has worked well for commercial landscapers inAtlanta for the past 15 years. It has been proven to reduce waterloss by as much as 30 percent.It may take another hour to set up. But the reward is havingbeautiful flowers in dry, hot weather without spending yourevenings after work watering your flower beds or sadly watchingthem perish in the heat.(Paul Thomas is an Extension Service horticulturist with theUniversity of Georgia College of Agricultural and EnvironmentalSciences.)
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享The Oklahoman:Oklahoma’s use of wind energy to generate electricity continues to increase. A record 40.2% of all state’s generated energy in 2019 was powered by renewable technology, Oklahoma Power Alliance representatives announced Tuesday during a Clean Energy Day at the state Capitol.In 2018, Oklahoma’s wind farms generated about 36% of the energy created inside the state, up from 33% the previous year.“This data tells a strong story” about Oklahoma’s continued leadership in renewable energy deployment, Mark Yates, vice president of the Advanced Power Alliance and its policy director in Oklahoma, said Tuesday. He noted wind’s use to generate electricity in Oklahoma during the year only was surpassed by natural gas, which generated another 46.3%.Alliance data showed Oklahoma ranked second among U.S. states for 2019 for the amount of energy its wind farms generated, and third for the amount of wind capacity installed. The alliance estimates more than $20 billion has been invested in renewable projects within the state.It also issued data showing the industry’s completed wind projects are ranked as a top-three taxpayer in 19 Oklahoma counties and 65 Oklahoma school districts. Projects’ owners made about $51 million in land lease payments to farmers and ranchers throughout 26 of Oklahoma’s counties in 2019. “These investments continue to transform Oklahoma’s rural economies by offering new career opportunities, circulating new income, creating sales tax revenue, and providing valuable ad valorem,” he said.[Jack Money]More: Backers of renewable energy highlight industry’s growth at Capitol event Tuesday Wind provided record 40.2% of Oklahoma’s statewide electricity generation in 2019