Tags: Division I/Milwaukee Brewers/Paxton Schultz/South Carolina/UVU Baseball Written by Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSEACAUCUS, N.J.-Wednesday, as the MLB Draft ensued, Utah Valley right-handed pitcher Paxton Schultz was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 14th round.Schultz, a senior-to-be, should he opt to remain with the Wolverines, was the 433rd overall selection, making him the highest UVU player to be selected in the program’s Division I history.He set a single-season school record in 2019 with 99 strikeouts in 99.1 innings of work.Schultz also limited opponents to a .260 batting average and led the Wolverines with a 4.08 ERA.The Orem High product posted double-digit strikeout performances on three occasions this season, including a career-best 11 strikeouts against SEC foe South Carolina.Schultz is the sixth Wolverine to be drafted in the program’s Division I history. June 5, 2019 /Sports News – Local UVU Baseball’s Paxton Schultz Drafted By Milwaukee Brewers
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USNS Impeccable Saves 11 Fishermen on Its Way to the Philippines July 20, 2015 View post tag: Fishermen View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Philippines View post tag: Naval Authorities View post tag: Navy View post tag: USNS Impeccable View post tag: asia View post tag: 11 The Military Sealift Command Impeccable-class ocean surveillance ship USNS Impeccable (T-AGOS 23) rescued 11 fishermen while en route to Subic Bay, Philippines July 19.Impeccable Sailors spotted personnel on a partially submerged ship and noted debris in the water.The Impeccable Master immediately deemed assistance was required and began preparations to deploy their rigid hull inflatable boat (RHIB) to rescue the personnel.The RHIB made three trips to the distressed vessel and recovered all 11 individuals.Once the mariners were brought aboard Impeccable, they were examined by medical personnel and given food and water. No serious injuries or illnesses were reported.Shortly after Impeccable arrived in port in Subic Bay, July 20, all 11 mariners were turned over to the Philippine Coast Guard.[mappress mapid=”16524″]Image: US Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today USNS Impeccable Saves 11 Fishermen on Its Way to the Philippines Share this article
FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail Over the years the City-County Observer strived to be the “Community Watchdog” by sounding the alarm when our citizen’s rights were in danger of being violated by our elected and appointed officials. We have always encouraged our elected and appointed officials to consider the welfare of our citizens. We must say that the majority do.We realize that there can have no greater ambassador of goodwill than one which keeps its citizens informed about the accomplishments, failures, and triumphs of our community.The primary focus of this publication was built upon the foundation of providing our readers with accurate, non-partisan and contemporary news in order to enhance your quality of life.Over the years we have strived to report and inform our readers about important issues that help shape their lives.Our mission is to provide our readers with vital information concerning political, social, educational, sporting, community, law enforcement articles for your reading pleasure.We take our mission very seriously. We pledge to continue to not only continue to be a “Community Watchdog” but also be a “Good Steward of The Public Trust.”We consider it to be an extreme honored and are humbled that our readers consider us to be a “Beacon Of Light.” We are also humbled to be your online community newspaper.Finally, we understand that the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution states that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or of the press, or the right of the people to peaceably to assemble and to petition the government for the for a redress of grievances.Also, let us not forget that “When people Fear The Government There Is Tyranny But When The Government Fear The People There Is Liberty”!
BOARD OF PARK COMMISSIONERSREGULAR MEETINGKEVIN WINTERNHEIMER CHAMBERSROOM 301, CIVIC CENTER COMPLEXWEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17, 2016 12:00 NOONAGENDA1. CALL TO ORDER2. MINUTESAugust 3, 20163. CONSENT AGENDAa. Request Re: Approve and Execute Independent Skating Professional Agreement withRyan Gayso at Swonder Ice Arena. – Fankhouserb. Request Re: Approve and Execute Independent Skating Professional Agreement withJudith Hardesty at Swonder Ice Arena. – Fankhouserc. Request Re: Approve and Execute Independent Skating Professional Agreement withAmy Hoon at Swonder Ice Arena. – Fankhouserd. Request Re: Approve and Execute Independent Skating Professional Agreement withMatt Hoon at Swonder Ice Arena. – Fankhousere. Request Re: Approve and Execute Advertising Agreement with Shiv Enterprises Inc.(Baskin Robbins) at Goebel Soccer Complex. – Beavinf. Request Re: Approve and Execute Agreement for Services with the Amateur SoftballAssociation for Sports Softball Program. – Wube4. OLD BUSINESS N/A5. NEW BUSINESSa. Request Re: Consideration of Group Rate at Swonder Ice Arena. – Crookb. Request Re: Approve Permanent Utility Easement with the Evansville Water andSewer Utility for Sanitary Sewer at Goebel Soccer Complex. – Stahlc. Request Re: Release of Access Easement at Goebel Soccer Complex for Vieth Lane. – Stahld. Request Re: Consideration of Proposal for City Bike Share Program. – Don Jonese. Request Re: Consideration of Improvements by Southern Indiana Soccer Club at StockwellPark. – George Dayf. Request Re: Consideration of Proposal by Franklin Street Events Association for WSNCPark. – Mike/Andrea Halbigg. Request Re: Any Other Business the Board Wishes to Consider and Public Comments.6. REPORTSa. Brian Holtz, Executive Director7. ACCEPTANCE OF PAYROLL AND VENDOR CLAIMS 8. ADJOURNFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
Green garland and big red bows hanging over Asbury Avenue give downtown Ocean City a festive feel just in time for the start of the holiday shopping season. By Donald WittkowskiDon’t be bashful about wearing your pajamas to do your holiday shopping. This Saturday morning will be no time to sleep late. If you snooze, you’ll lose out on the deals offered by downtown merchants during the kickoff for the holiday shopping season. Shoppers dressed in pajamas will be welcomed.Ocean City is getting off to a fast start with its “Earlier Than The Bird” shopping promotion from 8 a.m. to noon. Local shop owners on Asbury Avenue, between Sixth and 11th streets, will participate. They say they’ll be ready for the rush of shoppers by opening extra early Saturday morning. Earlier Than The Bird refers to the turkey that will be on the Thanksgiving menu. The promotion will allow downtown businesses to get a jump on the Black Friday crush, the traditional start of the holiday shopping season.Ocean City merchants are counting on the holiday season to revitalize the downtown business district now that the summer vacation crowds are gone.“It’s very important. It’s the only time in winter when you have heavy traffic,” said Colin Devine, manager of the 7th Street Surf Shop.7th Street Surf Shop managers Jaime Keenan and Colin Devine chat with local surfing expert Todd DiCiurcio, center.Early bird shoppers at 7th Street Surf Shop will be able to grab 20 percent discounts in the first hour after the store opens at 8 a.m., with the exception of surfboards and wetsuits. From 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., there will be 10 percent discounts.Devine said the shop will also offer a free leash and traction pad on surfboard purchases and a 40 percent discount on boots and gloves on wetsuit buys. Deep discounts won’t be the only thing that gets shoppers in a holiday mood. Old-fashioned decorations give the downtown a festive feel. Christmas lights twinkle in multicolor splendor. Green garland and big, red bows hang above Asbury Avenue and are also draped on the Victorian-style lampposts lining the sidewalks. “I think it brings the spirit of Christmas to Asbury Avenue,” said Suzanne Chew, owner of Yoga Ginger.Chew said Earlier Than The Bird will be her biggest sales event of the year. She will offer a 10-class yoga card for $90, compared to the summer price of $130. Shoppers can buy up to three cards per person.“They make great stocking stuffers. Everyone loves them,” Chew said, noting that the cards will not have an expiration date. Paul Cunningham, owner of the upscale P. Francis gift shop, worked with Mayor Jay Gillian and the Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce on the holiday decorations when he formerly served as the president of the Downtown Merchants Association.“I saw a need to have a cohesive, tasteful Christmas theme that would support an old-fashioned Christmas in the downtown area,” said Cunningham, who credited a partnership between the mayor and the Chamber for the decorations. Cunningham stressed that the Earlier Than The Bird promotion is a crucial part of the city’s holiday marketing efforts.P. Francis, an upscale gift shop, is decked out in holiday finery.“It’s important to get people, prior to Black Friday, to think of us,” he said. “We want them to think of the downtown area for their Christmas shopping.”Island Gypsy, a women’s boutique, is using the Earlier Than The Bird event to clear out its merchandise before it closes for the season. The shop will offer discounts of 50 percent or more on its line of clothing and accessories, said Linda Banner, store manager. Island Gypsy saleswoman Bazh Yovik, left, and manager Linda Banner, will use the Earlier Than The Bird shopping promotion to clear out merchandise before the boutique closes for the season.Although Island Gypsy is preparing to close for the season, there is a possibility it may be open for Black Friday, Banner said. In the meantime, the store plans to have three pajama-clad mannequins outside to greet shoppers when it opens at 8 a.m. Saturday.Over at Kay Jay’s Doll Shoppe, the display windows have been transformed into a holiday scene. Four dolls sitting at a table, seemingly sharing a Christmas pie, serve as a decorative centerpiece.Katy Himes, owner of Kay Jay’s Doll Shoppe, said that Earlier Than The Bird should provide a good business boost for her store and other merchants downtown.“We’re busy, although not as busy as the summer,” Himes said. “This is definitely the beginning of the holiday shopping season. It’s getting bigger and bigger each year.”Jamie Himes, manager of Kay Jay’s Doll Shoppe and daughter of store owner Katy Himes, shows off some holiday-themed displays.
The first season will center around a college campus during a string of murders. The 15-episode season will premiere this fall. Broadway alum and Grammy nominee Ariana Grande will guest-star on the team’s Glee follow-up project. We’re screaming (with joy?) at this news. Glee star and former Broadway baby Lea Michele will star in Scream Queens, the new comedy-horror anthology series from Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan. According to Variety, Michele will be joined by Joe Manganiello and fellow Broadway alums Abigail Breslin and Keke Palmer, as well as the previously announced Jamie Lee Curtis and Emma Roberts. Michele made her Broadway debut at the age of eight in Les Miserables and last appeared on the Great White Way in 2006’s Spring Awakening. In addition to Glee, which will conclude this March, her screen credits include New Year’s Eve and Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return. Manganiello has appeared on screen in Magic Mike, True Blood and the Spider-Man series. Breslin, who was nominated for an Oscar for Little Miss Sunshine, made her Broadway debut in 2010’s The Miracle Worker revival. Palmer recently appeared on the Great White Way for her first time in Cinderella; her screen credits include Akeelah and the Bee and her talk show Just Keke. View Comments
As Georgia’s population continues to grow, construction ison the rise and roads continue to be widened to make room forthe increased traffic. It’s all adding up to increased profitfor wheat farmers.Wheat Straw Protects New GrassIn addition to harvesting wheat, some farmers are now harvestingwheat straw often used as a soil stabilizer in construction. Andthey can’t seem to harvest it fast enough to meet the needs ofthe construction industry, say University of Georgia experts.”When a construction company puts down grass seed, theyuse wheat straw to protect the soil and newly planted grass,”said Dewey Lee, an extension grains agronomist with UGA’s Collegeof Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. “You’ll see wheatstraw being used all around newly constructed homes and businesses,and on road banks.”The state’s department of transportation also uses a lot ofwheat straw. “They use both bales and loose straw when theycut road banks,” Lee said.Farmers Need Additional MarketThe demand for wheat straw couldn’t come at a better time forfarmers. “The price of wheat has declined to a terrible low,and the number of farmers growing wheat is also declining,”Lee said. “The price of wheat is the lowest it’s been in20 years.”New domestic uses for wheat straw are helping farmers add valueto their wheat crops. “Farmers are highly dependent on howclose they are to a wheat straw buyer,” Lee said. “Ifthey can find a buyer in or near their county, wheat straw canbring in a pretty good profit.”The profit to the farmer is also directly related to the farmers’labor costs. “The farmer has to concentrate on setting aminimum price for the straw, if he’s not going to handle it himself,”Lee said. “If he does bale it himself, he has to store itand then charge a higher price for it.”Georgia Wheat Also Sold in Tennessee”There are a lot of growers across the state that aretaking advantage of this market,” he said. “North Georgiagrowers can move their straw to the Chattanooga market while growersin the upper coastal plain sell their straw in Macon and Atlanta.”Wheat growers are planting their crops now for harvest in earlyMay through June.Georgia-grown wheat is soft-red winter wheat commonly usedin pies, pastries, cookies, biscuits and donuts.(Photograph by Sharon Omahen, University of Georgia Collegeof Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)
An eco-friendly container garden class has been set for Friday, May 15 at the University of Georgia Research and Education Garden, off of Ellis Road in Griffin, Georgia.Experts from the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and the University of Florida will teach this hands-on class based on research from both universities. Participants will learn how to create a garden that attracts pollinating insects, like bees and butterflies. These gardens are also designed to attract and sustain beneficial insects, thus reducing the need for pesticides. Attendees will also learn how to build a refuge for pollinating insects to encourage them to return and spend time in the garden.The class will be held from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. and includes a tour of the garden’s own pollinator garden, the UGA Conservation and Demonstration Garden. Workshop attendees can become part of a new, citizen-science project and contribute to ongoing research at UGA Griffin.A 14-inch container garden, refreshments and lunch are included in the $49 registration fee. Space is limited to 40 participants and pre-registration is required by Wednesday, May 6.Contact Beth Horne at (770) 228-7214 or [email protected] to register. The workshop is sponsored by the UGA Center for Urban Agriculture.
Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionWork together to fight climate changeI write to support the city of Schenectady joining the Capital District MEGA Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) and urge Mayor Gary McCarthy to act boldly and decisively to be one of the first large municipalities to support this important initiative.Let’s build upon the City Council’s recent passage of enabling legislation and join our neighbors from 10 other local, greater Capital Region communities to form an aggregate market that can promote an effective demand for clean, affordable energy.We all know that working together we are more likely to realize the economic benefits of a partnership with the MEGA administrator, the organization that works with other CCAs and has a proven track record of securing volume discounts for members interested in promoting clean, non-fossil fuel generated energy.But for me, the most critical element of this partnership effort is to make a regionwide, collective impact on reducing our use of fossil fuels, fuels that are responsible for global warming.As a 30-year Schenectady resident and grandfather to two beautiful children, I am deeply concerned that we do whatever it takes to mitigate the worst aspects of climate change, to be effective stewards and ensure that all future generations can prosper on this planet. To me, it is our moral imperative to aggressively confront this challenge, and I invite all my fellow Schenectadians (and beyond) to join me.Michael Tracy-IrelandSchenectadyUrge vote against new trade proposalThe Aug. 8 edition of Politico’s Morning Trade cited a study by two faculty members of the University of Ottawa law school, in such they posed the question: How much of the Trans-Pacific-Partnership (TPP) trade agreement is also found in the 34 chapters of the United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA)?The Canadian researchers found that 57 percent of the stipulations in the TPP trade agreement are also contained in the 34 chapters of the proposed USMCA.President Trump opposed the TPP during his 2016 campaign, and three days after taking office he pulled the United States out of the TPP. I wonder how the president can now support the USMCA, when just a short time ago he was opposed to 57 percent of its content.Could it be because the U.S. trade negotiating team was led by Robert Lighthizer, a veteran member of the Council on Foreign Relations and that the unfavorable portions of the TPP agreement are hidden in the 1,800 pages of the proposed agreement.Please email the president, your two senators and your congressional representative opposing passage of USMCA.George Van SchaickSchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s press conference for Sunday, Oct. 18EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?
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