U., San Francisco play to tie

first_imgE-mail: sor@desnews.com The Utah women’s soccer team began the season with a loss on the road, then won their home opener earlier in the week.Now the Utes have a tie on their record after losing a late lead to San Francisco Friday afternoon and ending up in a 1-1 overtime deadlock in the Utah Soccer Fall Classic. Oregon defeated Weber State 3-2 in overtime in the first game.The Utes (1-1-1) led throughout most of the second half thanks to Tracy Stratton Garner’s goal, only to see the Dons push in a goal with just more than two minutes left to play. Despite the disappointment, Ute coach Rich Manning wasn’t complaining afterward.”I thought it was a fair result,” he said. “You always want to think when you have a lead, you can lock it down and hold on to it. But I don’t feel like we dominated the game. They had a lot of chances and finally had one go in.”After a scoreless first half, the Utes took a 1-0 lead seven minutes into the second half when Garner headed a ball into the net off a pass from Kim Lloyd.”Kim and I made eye contact and the net was open on the front post,” said Garner. “She knocked it in there and I just flicked it over.”As the clock ticked down, San Francisco put more pressure on the goal and with just 2:18 left, Annika Schmidt found the net with a left-footed shot from 15 yards out past Ute goalie Glennis Donnelly.”The ball got cleared and she made a terrific shot,” said Manning, who praised the play of Donnelly in her first start in goal for Utah.In the overtime periods, the Utes increased their offensive pressure and outshot the Dons 6-2 but still couldn’t score.With 40 seconds left, Feigt was fouled, a couple of yards inside the goal box apparently. However, the referee said the foul was just outside the box, so instead of a penalty kick the Utes had a free kick from which they couldn’t convert.As the game ended, Ute defender Michelle Deatherage was given a red card for something she said to the official, which means she’ll have to sit out Utah’s next game.The Utes will face Oregon Sunday at 1 p.m.OREGON 3, WEBER STATE 2 (OT): Caitlin Gamble hit a header into the upper left corner of the net in the ninth minute of overtime to give the Ducks the win in the first game of the Utah Soccer Fall Classic.The Wildcats had tied the score and gone ahead with two goals by Naomi Felix within a four-minute span midway through the second half. However, the Ducks tied the score with five minutes left on an unassisted goal by Christine Mintz. Weber State will face San Francisco today at 4 p.m. last_img read more

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Sumner County Independence Day ‘public shows and fireworks shooting rules’ Roundup:

first_imgCorrection – In a previous article it states that the time to shoot off fireworks is 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. from July 1 through July 3. It is actually 11 p.m. by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The following is a list of public fireworks shows and fireworks shooting rules for communities across Sumner County and the unincorporated area. Please note the unincorporated part of Sumner County has expanded the number of days in which to shoot off fireworks.Wellington — There will be a public fireworks show at Hargis Creek starting at dark on July 4 and is scheduled to begin about dusk.Parking will be provided on park grounds on both the east and west sides of the Watershed. As a courtesy to residents along Day and Keyes streets,the city of Wellington is asking those viewing the display to not park on the streets. The fireworks igniter will be on the south/east end of the Watershed.Shooting hours:  Shooting off fireworks will start on July 1 through July 3 from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. On Fourth of July it will go from 10 a.m. to midnight. The set of rules can be found here.Caldwell — There will not be a Fourth of July celebration as in 2018. However, there will still be a community fireworks show at the football field around dusk on July 4. Shooting hours: People can start shooting fireworks on July 3 – 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., and July 4 – 8 a.m. to midnight.Belle Plaine — There will be a community Fourth of July celebration held by the Belle Plaine Area Chamber of Commerce at the Shodeo Grounds at 5th and Logan, starting at 7:30 p.m. There will be games, food, prizes and fun. Fireworks will start around dark. Shooting hours: Residents can already shoot fireworks from June 29 to July 2 from 10 a.m. to 1o p.m. and July 3 and 4 from 10 a.m. to midnight.Oxford – A public fireworks show will be held on July 4 at the Champeny baseball field across from the high school, sponsored by Oxford Masonic Lodge. The show starts at dark around 9 p.m.Fireworks shooting hours: July 1 – July 4, 10 a.m. to midnight. People need to be mindful of the city noise ordinance.Argonia – There will be no public fireworks show.Shooting hours: People can shoot between 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. on July 4.Conway Springs — There will be no public fireworks show.Fireworks shooting hours: July 3-4, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.Sumner County (unincorporated part of county): There will be no public fireworks show.Shooting hours: The county has expanded the days for which Fireworks can be shot. This year they have expanded it from July 1 to July 6, 8 a.m. to midnight.Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter. 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Thank you for your input. +1 Vote up Vote down well resident. · 58 weeks ago Shooting off fireworks will start on July 1 through July 3 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. On Fourth of July it will go from 10 a.m. to midnight. Ya unless you live in the county than you can shoot them whenever. Report Reply 1 reply · active 58 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Silence · 58 weeks ago Freedom is sweet. Report Reply 0 Vote up Vote down Afraid · 58 weeks ago Was the 4th yesterday? Report Reply 0 replies · active 58 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Michael · 5 weeks ago Where can I shot them in sumner today on the fifth Report Reply 0 replies · active 5 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. 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Leo ‘Emmett’ Barlow, 80, Casper, Wyoming: 1939 – March 22, 2020

first_imgLeo Emmett BarlowLeo “Emmett” Barlow, died March 22, 2020,  Casper, Wyoming, at the age of 80 years old.  Graveside will be held at the El Palso Cementary Derby Ks on July 2 at 9 a.m.Leo Emmett Barlow died peacefully on the morning of March 22, 2020, in his home in Casper, one minute after his 53rd wedding anniversary date. He was 80 years old.Leo Emmett was born in Wichita, to Morgan and Julia (Gaughen) Barlow. He was the youngest of nine children. He always disliked any fuss on birthdays, anniversaries, and holidays and always had the response of, “It’s just another day,” to which his children often affectionately teased him and each other with and they are considering adding it to his headstone. After he attended high school in Derby, Kansas he joined the Navy Reserves as a Sea Bee and was assigned to the Antarctic Operation Deep Freeze in 1961-1962.After the Navy, he began his lifelong career as a truck driver working for a couple of different companies but was mostly self-employed and mostly hauled wheat. He met his wife, Soledad (Chole) Martinez, and married on March 21, 1967; they had four children together. They moved from Derby, to South Haven, Kansas in 1971 to raise their family and remained there until 1987 after their youngest graduated from high school then they moved to Casper, Wyoming following his job with Salt Creek Welding.They returned to Wichita in 1996 where he started working for Ritchie Brothers as a field diesel mechanic for several years. Upon his retirement in 2004, they returned to Casper, Wyoming to live with their daughter and her family. They became snowbirds and traveled to Texas during the long winter months staying with their oldest son until he could no longer travel.Leo Emmett was a kind, sweet, hardworking man. He loved to watch and support his children’s sports and activities as much as possible when they were growing up and continued that love with his grandchildren whenever he could. His arthritis took a toll on his body and caused him lots of pain and discomfort over the last 30 years of his life making it difficult to work and do the things he enjoyed but he mostly enjoyed “tinkering around the farm” as his wife would often call it at their home with their daughter in Casper. He kept their property mowed beautifully and weeded for years while giving the different grandchildren rides on the mower.He kept the mowers in perfect condition and he enjoyed helping his son-in-law by working on the farm tractors and equipment and sometimes the dreaded job of keeping the irrigation pivots going and keeping the cows in where they belonged. He worked hard even when he could barely walk anymore. He never knew the meaning of quitting or giving up which would often bother his wife as she knew there was always a price to pay when he overworked himself on the farm. His presence will forever be missed on that farm and it will continue to be painfully evident the landscaping will never be as good as he kept it through the years of tinkering around on the farm after retirement.Leo had four children and 20 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. He is survived by his sons, John Barlow (Lupita) of Floresville, Texas; Thomas Barlow (Chimene) of Beaverton, Oregon; Ted Barlow (Michele) of Wichita, Kansas; and his daughter, Carmen Baldwin (Delane) of Casper, Wyoming. He is also survived by his sister, Connie Dinda of Spring Hill, Florida, and his brother Morgan “Junior” Barlow of Bartlesville, Oklahoma along with numerous nieces and nephews. He is proceeded in death by his parents, Morgan and Julia Barlow; his brothers, Reggie Barlow, Michael Barlow, Vincent Barlow, Daniel Barlow; his sisters, Pattie Breth and Maryellen Ziarnik, and grandbaby Baldwin.last_img read more

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‘The Last Jedi’ is a hit but how much did audiences…

first_imgNEW YORK | With glowing reviews from critics and $450.8 million of worldwide box office in the first three days of release of “The Last Jedi,” all would seem to be right in the “Star Wars” universe.But some audience reaction metrics suggest not all Star Wars fans are so thrilled with Rian Johnson’s eighth episode in the franchise. While “The Last Jedi” sports a sterling 93 percent fresh Rotten Tomatoes score, the website’s users give it only a 56 percent score . A similar dichotomy is also found on the movie review aggregation website Metacritic , where the movie has a score of 86 out of 100 from critics but earned a woeful 4.9 out of 10 from users. The role reversal between critics and fans has caused consternation throughout the Star Wars galaxy. Could “The Last Jedi” be a critical smash and a dud with audiences? Is “The Last Jedi” more “Attack of the Clones” than “The Empire Strikes Back”? What in the name of midi-chlorians is going on here?For starters, the responses on Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic are to be taken with a Death Star-sized grain of salt. They’re supplied by users to the website who can, by creating numerous accounts, vote limitlessly, and need offer no proof of having actually seen the movie. Some believe a nefarious plot is at play, a theory backed up by the boasts of a few on social media . Similar ploys , after all, were used against the female-led “Ghostbusters.”But why would anyone want to sabotage “The Last Jedi”? Well, there have been growing signs of rebellion against the galaxy far, far away. Some conservative moviegoers have taken issue with the current trilogy’s embrace of multiculturalism. Claiming an anti-Donald Trump agenda, some called for a boycott of last year’s spinoff “Rogue One.” Writer Chris Weitz noted the Empire “is a white supremacist (human) organization.”Politics have always played a role in “Star Wars.” George Lucas has said he wrote it as a Nixon-era parable for the Vietnam War, about how democracies turn into dictatorships. But in carrying those themes forward to today, “The Last Jedi” has — like virtually everything else — been fed into America’s combustible politics. Even Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) has volleyed with Texas Senator Ted Cruz on Twitter over net neutrality.“Similar to other movie sites, we’re currently experiencing a high volume of fan activity around ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi,’” said Rotten Tomaotes spokesman Tiyson Reynolds. “We’re closely monitoring all user review activity to make sure it’s valid.”But their low ratings don’t jive with other, more scientific data.Like “The Force Awakens,” ”The Last Jedi” won an A CinemaScore, which polls audiences coming out of theaters. CinemaScore counted feedback as 89 percent positive. ComScore’s PostTrak audience survey recorded an average five-out-five star rating from moviegoers, with 80 percent saying they would definitely recommend the film.And then there’s the mammoth box office. With $220 million in domestic ticket sales, “The Last Jedi” now ranks as the second highest grossing opening weekend of all time, after J.J. Abrams’ “The Force Awakens.” Disney’s distribution chief Dave Hollis estimates “The Last Jedi” will have legs through the holiday season similar or close to those of “The Force Awakens,” which ultimately grossed more than $2 billion worldwide. “The Last Jedi” is likely to eventually rank among the highest grossing films of all time, but it will depend on strong word-of-mouth and repeat viewings to sniff the realm of “The Force Awakens” or “Titanic.”Yet regardless of any user scores, “The Last Jedi” has proved to be easily the most divisive “Star Wars” film. (Lucas’ second trilogy was too universally panned to be much argued over.)Even many fans who generally applauded the film have taken issue with its comic flashes, a Princess Leia moment roundly compared to Mary Poppins, and of the film’s treatment of Hamill’s Skywalker. (Cantankerous and ornery, he spends most of the film on an isolated island.) And by shifting the parameters for how the Force works, some have said “The Last Jedi” is, as Variety claimed, “making stuff up as it goes along.”For its part, Disney has sensed the tremors of backlash.“Rian Johnson, the cast, Lucasfilm, they’ve delivered an experience that is totally ‘Star Wars’ but at the same time is filled with things that are unexpected and new,” said Hollis. “And in that unexpected and new, it’s going to have people really talking.”Even the cast of “The Last Jedi” acknowledged they were surprised by the direction mapped out by Johnson, who wrote and directed. “What Rian came up with, I was stunned,” Hamill told The Associated Press earlier this year. Said Daisy Ridley of first reading the script: “I was going, ‘Uh, I’m not sure about this. It just took us all a second to be like, ‘OK, this is where the story is heading.”But Johnson made “The Last Jedi” disruptive by design.“Having been a Star Wars fan myself for the past 40 years, I know intimately how passionate they are about it and how everyone has stuff they love and hate in every single movie,” said Johnson. “That takes the pressure off a little bit just thinking, ‘Ok, there’s going to be stuff that everyone likes, there’s going to be stuff that people don’t like and it’s going to be a mixture.’”Follow AP Film Writer Jake Coyle on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/jakecoyleAP This image released by Lucasfilm shows Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” (John Wilson/Lucasfilm via AP)last_img read more

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Motorists dob in drink driver

first_imgA MAN was caught driving more than three times over the legal blood alcohol limit in Berwick on Saturday night….[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

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School’s Futsal Programme kicks off this month

first_imgAs part of the FAI Schools development programme, futsal is used as a way of introducing youngsters to the game of football and thus increasing grassroots participation within the sport. The programme has quickly become one of the most popular sections of the schools soccer calendar, with talented students from all over the country aspiring to replicate the talents of Lionel Messi, Zico, Juninho, Kaka and Ronaldo. These legends of the football world have inspired youngsters to get involved and in doing so have increased the profile of futsal on an International scale. 20,400childrentook part in this initiative last year which was activated inside athree month period in both our Primary and Post Primary Schoolsthroughout Ireland.Withonly one more week remaining, teachers are encouraged to sign up tothis exciting initiative with online applications closingat 5pm on Friday, September 27. The primary schools application can beaccessed onwww.fai.ie/primaryfutsal while the post primary application is available atwww.fai.ie/postprimarfutsalThere has been 128 days of futsal activity earmarked throughout the country for 3rd and 4th class boys and girls in the FAI Primary Schools Futsal programme with the Dublin qualifiers the first region to commence action in late September. This month will see over 80 competitions commence in late September in the FAI Post Primary Schools Futsal Programme nationwide with Dublin the first region to kick things off. The students in first year will take to the courts to showcase their skills with some hoping to make it through their local qualifiers, progress to Provincial level and with the ultimate aim of gold at Nationals in early December.  Last season758 primary schools signed up to play, culminating in a total of15,180 children taking part (43% female participation). Thepost primary schoolshad 280 schoolsregistered, amounting to a total of5,220 students in action of which 49% were female.Now in its eleventh year, this exciting initiative has reached phenomenal participation rates. This is largely attributed to the hard work of the FAI’s Development Officers promoting the programmes at grassroots level as well as our excellent relationship with local teachers who have participated in other schools activities over the last few years. Now a regular fixture in the schools’ calendar, this is set to be one of the biggest years yet for futsal. WINNING ABILITYOver the last ten years, there have been numerous Provincial and National winners to grace this exciting competition, including St. Joseph’s College, Galway who made three entries at the National stage. The Bish Boys were fourth in 2017 but claimed the gold medal in both 2014 and 2009, while Claregalway College Girls were runners-up in 2016. print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emailcenter_img The First Year initiative is the only national futsal competition for youth players.last_img read more

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A perfect season with a fitting conclusion

first_imgBY DOUG McKENZIE Staff Writer BY DOUG McKENZIEStaff Writer JOHN SZPARA Anthony DePompa (44) and Chris Carroll (53) lead a parade of Raritan players following their 35-12 win over Carteret on Sunday in the CJGroup II championship game at Rutgers. In the days leading up to Sunday’s Central Jersey Group II championship game, there was a lot of talk about the way the Carteret defense has shut down some of the state’s top offensive teams this season. Many were speculating that the Ramblers’ defense would make the difference against Raritan on Sunday at Rutgers Stadium in New Brunswick, and would slow down what has been one of the state’s most prolific offensive attacks. FARRAH MAFFAI staff Hazlet’s Jeff Papcun celebrates the Rockets’ first touchdown during the second quarter of Sunday’s game. Apparently, the Rockets took all of those prognostications personally, as they rolled past the Ramblers, 35-12, en route to winning their first-ever state football championship. There were some anxious moments early on for the Raritan faithful, as head coach Bob Generelli’s squad fell behind 6-0 in the first quarter — the first second-quarter deficit they had faced since they beat RBC seven games ago. PHOTOS BY FARRAH MAFFAI staff Above, Raritan wide receiver Shane Meyer looks to put a move on Carteret’s Mike Collier during Sunday’s win in New Brunswick. At left, Carmen Dente makes an acrobatic catch between two Carteret defenders. But once the second quarter began, the Raritan offense clicked into high gear, and like it had all year, proved to be an unstoppable force. With junior quarterback Andrew Mandeville leading the way, the Rockets mounted their attack. With the first half coming to a close, Raritan found itself of the Carteret 22-yard line, facing a fourth-and-9. Normally, you’d think field goal. But not with this offense. Mandeville took the snap and fired a strike to Jeff Papcun over the middle for the touchdown, and with Rick Jaeger’s kick, the Rockets had a lead they would never relinquish. Then it was the Raritan defense’s time to take over, as James Bunk quickly picked off a John McNellis pass after the defensive line turned up the heat on the Rambler quarterback. With the momentum in their hands, the Rockets padded their lead, as Mandeville orchestrated another quick-strike drive, which culminated in a Matt Fitzpatrick 11-yard scoring run, and a 14-6 lead. As the teams entered the half, it was Raritan that was in control, and beginning to smell its first state title. In the third quarter, Raritan didn’t let up, getting two more scores — the first on a 1-yard run from Mandeville, and the second on a 11-yard TD pass from Mandeville to Papcun — to take a 28-6 lead. Carteret managed its second touchdown in the fourth quarter to cut the lead to 28-12, but Raritan responded with its final score — a 3-yard run from Robert Dickens following a drive that included several bruising runs by Fitzpatrick (15 carries, 50 yards). When the final whistle blew, there was nothing left to prove for the Raritan team. They entered the season expecting big things, with yesterday’s result as the ultimate goal. While Mandeville played his usual brilliant game, which included 77 yards rushing and eight passes for 112 yards, the entire offensive unit truly deserves praise for the way it performed week in, week out for Coach Generelli this year. They were considered an offensive power when the season began, and will be remembered as a juggernaut from now on. But equally impressive is the Raritan defense, which never garnered the headlines, but continually dominated play this year, regardless of the opposition. Sunday’s performance, when the Rockets allowed just 168 yards of total offense and picked off McNellis three times, was simply the latest in a long line of defensive clinics put on by the Rockets this year. At 12-0, the Rockets made history this season. They expected to be contenders. They were much more than that.last_img read more

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Waiting in line at the bank

first_imgDear Editor,It is not often that I choose to go public with things that affect me personally, but I think I should bring this issue to the fore, as it seems to be the only way the powers that be would pay attention to persons affected. So please permit me some space in your paper, in the interest of all concerned.I had a MasterCard account closed with Scotia Bank 2 months ago, and I find myself still receiving statements showing interest charges. I visited the bank after receiving the first statement, and the officer assured me that the company that manages the MasterCard account in Barbados will be notified to revert the charges. The following month, I received another statement for the said account, this time the charges were increased.I am in the bank as I pen this letter, as, for 2 days in two months, I have had to leave work to attend to this matter, and the waiting time in the bank is one hour minimum.I requested assistance from one of the “express” staff, who just casually told me one has to join the line and wait, as “there must have been a justifiable reason for the charges to be made” to my account. I was not happy with this answer, and I let him know it.When, one hour after, I spoke to one of the officers, I was again assured that I received the statement in error.I am beginning to wonder if the bank is benefiting in some way by having people wait in line, or if it is a power play by some members of staff.I have seen the management of the bank making efforts to reduce the time customers spend at the bank, but I don’t think the staff has gotten the memo.While I have been banking at that institution for decades, I am of late being made to rethink my relationship, because of the attitude of some of its staff.Further, while in the line, I am advised that other persons had similar issues, wherein errors by the bank/staff have resulted in them having to be wasting hours and cash travelling back and forth.Someone needs to remind the staff that the reason for them being there is to serve the customers, without whom there would be no bank. Customers should not be made to feel insulted when enquiries are made about their accounts.I am therefore appealing to the powers that be to assist customers.Rev’d FrRaymon Cummingslast_img read more

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Mike Murray to run for Mayor of Fort St. John

first_imgLong time resident Mike Murray officially entered the race for Mayor Tuesday afternoon.  Murray has been a resident of Fort St. John since 1969 and has owned and operated several businesses in the community since that time.Murray believes there is little public participation in Fort St. John because residents don’t believe their vote counts.  One of his biggest concerns with City Hall is the negative vote system.  According to Murray, the City believes anyone who doesn’t attend community forums is voting yes in support of the project.Murray applauds how the city is currently being run, but believes a number of policies need to change.- Advertisement -To date two other people are also running for Mayor, current City Councillors Lori Ackerman and Don Irwin.  Mayor Bruce Lantz hasn’t announced if he will seek another term.  Nominations close on Friday at 4 p.m.last_img read more

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