King Escapement Projected to Reach 29,000

first_imgSince managers are feeling more confident with the run strength this year, dip netting for Kenai River sockeye has been extended to 24 hours per day through the end of the season July 31 (tomorrow at midnight). The sportsfishing bag limit for Kenai River sockeye has also been doubled. Begich: “It could be as high as 40% above forecast, if it ends up in the mid 30-ish, mid 30’s, 40-50% above forecast. And that’s not unusual. Anchor River was 100% over forecast. When it turns around, you don’t have any indication that it will turn around. It’s just because the fish survived well.” Commercial fishermen will likely continue into August with status quo management, according to Commercial Fisheries Management Biologist Pat Shields… King salmon counts have grazed the lower end of the goal for the past two years, with a few hundred fish over or under 15,000 counted at the sonar site. Shields: “The two possible changes that can occur in August to management of the East Side Set Net Fishery are as follows: first there is the 1% closure rule that applies separately to the Kasilof section and the Kenai and East Forelands sections. Second, if the Department projects that less than 22,500 late run Kenai River king salmon will escape, the East Side Set Net fishery is limited to no more than 36 hours of fishing time in August. The most recent projection for the spawning escapement for Kenai River late run king salmon was slightly more than 29,000.”center_img Sportsfishing Management Biologist Robert Begich said the reason for the turnaround isn’t immediately clear… FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享After three years of steep closures to protect late run Kenai River king salmon, the run could reach the upper end of its escapement goal this season, according to Department of Fish & Game projections. Drifters have reported a poor season this year, with the Kenai sockeye run posting only slow, steady numbers. Members of the Upper Cook Inlet Drift Association will gather for an emergency meeting next month to discuss this season’s management.last_img read more

Holder: Windies have work to do

first_imgDUBLIN, Ireland (CMC):Captain Jason Holder has turned his attention to West Indies’ one-week camp in Southampton, as the Caribbean side looked to correct the flaws exposed in their defeat to Bangladesh in the Tri-Nation Series.West Indies lost both group games to Bangladesh and then suffered a five-wicket defeat to the Asian side in Friday’s final at The Village, after failing to defend 210 in a match reduced to 24 overs per side. Their two wins in the tournament came against hosts Ireland.They travelled to the Rose Bowl yesterday to start their final preparation for the World Cup, and will be joined by members of the squad who missed the Tri-Nation Series due to Indian Premier League commitments.“We’ve got some time in Southampton before we prepare for those two official warm-up games of the World Cup,” Holder said following his side’s loss.“So there’s more than enough time to put things right and for those guys to come in and get acclimatised to the conditions and, hopefully, we can hit the ground running come our first warm-up game.”Sent in, West Indies finished on 152 for one with Man of the Series Shai Hope top-scoring with 74 and opening partner Sunil Ambris getting an unbeaten 69, the pair posting 144 for the first wicket.Rain caused a five-hour break in the innings with West Indies well poised on 131 without loss in the 21st over, and they managed only another 21 runs from the 23 balls available. FASTEST ODI HALF-CENTURY Opener Soumya Sarkar then lashed a sparkling 66 off 41 deliveries in a 59-run opening stand with Tamim Iqbal (18), before adding a further 49 for the third wicket with Mushfiqur Rahim (36).When Bangladesh lost three wickets for 34 runs in the space of 25 balls to slump to 143 for five in the 16th over, Mosaddek Hossain (52 not out) struck the fastest ODI half-century by a Bangladeshi in a 70-run, unbroken partnership with Mahmudullah (19 not out) to stun West Indies.Holder conceded his side had been outplayed by Bangladesh and that the Windies had not been quite up to scratch.“They played well. I think their openers got them off to a really good start and they laid the foundation for them,” Holder said.“We were probably a little flat in the field at the beginning. We dropped a chance, had a few fumbles in the field which didn’t help. Overall, it was not the performance we were looking for.”Following the camp, West Indies travel to Bristol where they face New Zealand on May 26 in their first official warm-up before taking on South Africa two days later at the same venue.They clash with Pakistan in their World Cup opener on May 31 at Trent Bridge in Nottingham.last_img read more

NCAA tournament schedule: Saturday’s March Madness times, TV guide

first_img MUST-READ STORIES• UCLA’s Bryce Alford plays the toughest position — coach’s son. The Bruins, who start Saturday’s action against 14th-seeded UAB, take their cues from the younger Alford.• Leading scorer, Uber driver Matt Stainbrook gives Xavier a lift. The Musketeers are once again finding postseason success thanks to their massive man in the middle.• Notre Dame-Butler: One goes to Sweet 16, one goes back to Indiana. It’ll be a Hoosier State showdown when the Fighting Irish and Bulldogs meet Saturday.• Armour: Cincinnati finds success with coach on sideline. Mick Cronin’s impact on the Bearcats extend beyond that of a traditional coach.• The NCAA tournament bracket cheat sheet you know you need. USA TODAY Sports and For The Win provide a one-stop shop for the NCAA tournament with all the analysis and insight you’ll need to win your office pool.• Coaches turn hot seats luke warm with NCAA tournament bids. Tubby Smith calls it “The Dip.” It is that turning point in a coach’s tenure when the trajectory of the program, at least in terms of public perception, steers downward, whispers from critics turn to shouts and Internet rumors spread like wildfire.• Five reasons Kentucky won’t win it all. Now that it looks as if our prediction is careening into the wall, it’s time to start steering into the skid.• The seven teams that can beat Kentucky. FTW’s Chris Chase lists the only seven teams that can end Kentucky’s undefeated season.PHOTOS: The highlights from the Round of 64***WATCH: The latest NCAA tournament videos12:10 p.m. (11) UCLA vs. (14) UAB / South regionCBS. Verne Lundquist, Jim Spanarkel, Allie LaForce.2:40 p.m. (1) Kentucky vs. (8) Cincinnati / Midwest regionCBS. Verne Lundquist, Jim Spanarkel, Allie LaForce.5:15 p.m. (2) Arizona vs. (10) Ohio State / West regionCBS. Kevin Harlan, Reggie Miller, Dan Bonner, Rachel Nichols.6:10 p.m. (6) Xavier vs. (14) Georgia State / West regionTNT. Andrew Catalon, Steve Lappas, Jamie Erdahl.7:10 p.m. (1) Villanova vs. (8) NC State / East regionTBS. Brian Anderson, Steve Smith, Dana Jacobson.7:45 p.m. (4) Georgetown vs. (5) Utah / South regionCBS. Kevin Harlan, Reggie Miller, Dan Bonner, Rachel Nichols.8:40 p.m. (4) North Carolina vs. (5) Arkansas / West regionTNT. Andrew Catalon, Steve Lappas, Jamie Erdahl.9:40 p.m. (3) Notre Dame vs. (6) Butler / Midwest regionTBS. Brian Anderson, Steve Smith, Dana Jacobson. The Round of 32 at the NCAA tournament tips off Saturday just after 12 ET.Here is everything you need to know for the March Madness coverage of eight more games.Take a look at the full bracket and print it here.last_img read more

#CCSLCProblems and Glimmers of Hope

first_img 561 Members Members 0 I’m actually like the guy in my group of friends that they ask about uniforms. They know i’m more knowledgeable than the average fan so i guess they value my opinion more. And my older brothers were really in to uniforms when we were growing up, but i’m the only one that obsesses over them. Also idk if anyone else here does this, but when i go to sports stores or any stores that sell sports apparel i always go and feel the different materials. It;’s interesting feeling the different textures, pattens, etc. And cool feeling like authentic materials for the first time. 31,105 posts Location:Badgerland Followers 3 I must be lucky, or maybe I’ve just worn down my friends and loved ones My parents generally like to talk uniforms when I bring them up. They have their opinions, and that forms some common ground. I try not to bring it up all the time whenever sports comes up, but when I do they seem receptive.My sister’s gotten into it, actually. She even visits the mothership for news, and I can always count on a text from her whenever a huge unveiling happens.My friends either humour me for brief moments, after which I get the clue and shut up, or sometimes show brief instances of genuine interest.If you want to avoid being hassled for being a uniform and logo geek just pick your battles. Try to gauge how people will react and go from there. Like, if someone doesn’t think the Vikings updated their logo don’t go off on a tangent explaining the subtle differences. You’re just going to look like a weirdo. If you want to discuss how bright and vibrant the Stars’ new green sweaters look, however, you might get an interesting response or two. 0 Link to post 0 Share on other sites 0 This topic is now closed to further replies. Recommended Posts 8,670 1,204 15,496 posts Sports Logo News Jer15 Posted September 24, 2013 infrared41 8,670 #CCSLCProbz By BigBubba, September 24, 2013 in Sports Logo News Forums Home BigBubba 4,436 Favourite Logos:I have some. Location:Houston, Texas All of my friends just kill me whenever I make a comment about our high school teams having mismatched colors. Some navy and white, others royal and orange, some navy and gold, navy and yellow, royal and gold… JUST KILLS ME. Share on other sites Share this post 12,229 posts 1,027 Formerly & Currently McCall hockey week Moderators Link to post Share on other sites Posted September 24, 2013 Well the hashtaging isn’t really the best of starts.Otherwise, yes, I get what you mean. Though my brothers do have similar interests on the subject to varying degrees. But still sometimes I’ll really go into details and even my older brother who follows fairly closely (and may be a lurker here occasionally) still will give me grief. Though they all do because 1) I’m the middle child and they have since we were kids, and 2) I was the only one to go into graphic design and not teaching and so they feel threatened by me actually knowing about something they don’t and so they give me crap to still make me feel inferior. 0 Share this post 26,193 Favourite Logos:Johnny Canuck, Hartford Whalers, Lady Liberty, Stinger, Pre-Edge London Knights, Philadelphia Eagles, Florida Gators DeFrank Location:Hull, Englandshire I apologize for any decorum 1,276 Link to post Share this post 𝐋𝐄𝐓 𝐌𝐄 𝐈𝐍 andycumbee19 8,670 745 posts 561 Sign in to follow this   Link to post Share on other sites Location:Champaign, IL I have to return some videotapes Members Members Posted September 24, 2013 It should always be Christmas in New Jersey 1,204 45,948 posts hockey week 142 959 2,510 posts 561 0 We the North! 0 1,276 alxy8s Share on other sites Posted September 24, 2013 #CCSLCProblems and Glimmers of Hope Link to post . . . even my older brother who follows fairly closely (and may be a lurker here occasionally) still will give me grief. Though they all do because 1) I’m the middle child and they have since we were kids, and 2) I was the only one to go into graphic design and not teaching and so they feel threatened by me actually knowing about something they don’t and so they give me crap to still make me feel inferior. 316 622 Posted September 25, 2013 Next Prev Share this post Members 786 Posted September 24, 2013 My girlfriend’s listened to Basically Sports and gets weirded out when we go on uniform rants. She honestly didn’t notice the difference between a road and home Blackhawks sweater. ONE’S WHITE AND ONE’S RED SHE DIDN’T SEE ANY DIFFERENCE OH GOD*hurls self off of building* 225 959 0 Location:Location Location Prev Share this post Posted September 24, 2013 37,657 posts Members Chawls IceCap Posted September 24, 2013 987 1,149 Page 1 of 2   Members 987 4,016 posts 1,535 My friend noticed the Steelers dropped the flywire collars before I did, and then another friend posted about the beachtowel White Sox throwback jerseys being awful. It was a good night…well, except for the actual games… McCall andycumbee19 Share on other sites Share on other sites Page 1 of 2   1,027 I’ve got a good one:A couple years back when Ottawa changed the striping pattern on their socks it jumped out to me right away. I remember talking to a co-worker (who’s a huge hockey fan) about the game. I recall saying “did you notice Ottawa changed the striping on their socks? much more traditional now”. He looked at me like I was from mars. 0 Link to post 1,027 4,836 posts Share this post Location:Tampa, FL Share on other sites Link to post Location:SPAMTOWN, MN Link to post Location:Missouri Share on other sites CCSLC taught me how to spot a knockoff a mile away. Now I can’t focus on the game because the loser in front of my has an “Icinla” jersey on. UGHHHH. 0 Sports Logos Share this post Location:GTA Share this post 7,535 posts 4,436 Share on other sites MiK Sometimes I feel weird that I care about what uniforms teams wear. But then whenever I see a team’s official twitter account tweet out what combo they’re going to wear (sometimes as early as 3 days in advance), it’s as if my interest is somehow validated. Like, they obviously wouldn’t send out a tweet like that unless more than a few people actually cared, right? alxy8s Share this post Link to post nash61 Midway 453 0 21,575 Posted September 24, 2013 There’s no pleasing people… DeFrank #CCSLCProblems and Glimmers of Hope 2 My name is Hermilo and I too am an addict. For any sport we watch, my friends generally heckle me for paying more attention to what they’re wearing than what the score is. My best friend in particular will sarcastically tell me things along the lines of “so according to your logic, team X will beat team Y because their uniforms look better.” To which I always jokingly reply “well generally, when you look like :censored: you play like :censored:.” They secretly like the quirks of sports aesthetics though, which is made evident by the obscure comments they’ll make anytime there is a big reveal. They just won’t admit it. 1,204 316 2 Jer15 Joshawaggie . . . even my older brother who follows fairly closely (and may be a lurker here occasionally) still will give me grief. Though they all do because 1) I’m the middle child and they have since we were kids, and 2) I was the only one to go into graphic design and not teaching and so they feel threatened by me actually knowing about something they don’t and so they give me crap to still make me feel inferior.Yes, that is a picture of an old man holding a cigar. I’m proud of you. Next the admiral CS85 142 Members Share on other sites Favourite Logos:”Tradition and simplicity; there’s a fine line between the two. You can’t manufacture tradition but you can empathize simplicity.” – John Viola I’m always the one to point out stuff about uniforms when me and my family sit around and watch football. My brother instantly grasps it once I notice, it usually takes Dad a quick minute. Also, when we’re at a game somewhere, we can just point out fakes like it’s nothin. My Dad is also the one that’s ALWAYS amazed that I have so much “insider information” as he calls it about who’s wearing what on given game days & why they’re wearing it.I’ve also got a friend now who is beginning to take notice of such things when she’s not with me. I feel like I’m doing something right!THANKS, CCSLC! 0 Link to post 225 Posted September 25, 2013 0 Share on other sites Formerly & Currently McCall 1,535 Perennial also-ran Share on other sites nash61 6,149 posts Members 1,204 shaydre1019 Share this post Share this post Link to post Location:in phone shaydre1019 Posted September 24, 2013 1,535 9,904 (formerly, briefly CherryMX) BigBubba 453 It’s funny you should start this thread now, as I was watching the Cincinnati-Green Bay game this past sunday with family, my oldest sister points out that she likes the Bengals helmets and jerseys (they were wearing the orange alternates, but you already knew that). I gave a non-committal response to that but was quick to point out how much I hate the white panels on the side of the jersey, and she stared at them for a second and said “yeah that looks f-ing awful.”I was so proud. All Activity 11,718 posts Share on other sites 622 Location:Fort Worth, TX Link to post Posted September 24, 2013 21,575 Share this post 0 786 Share on other sites Posted September 25, 2013 Moderators 14,934 posts Posted September 24, 2013 Well the hashtaging isn’t really the best of starts.I actually like that part of the thread title.Anyway, I have one friend who is into it (though his tastes are nothing like mine; if it’s weird and promotes an apparel company, he likes it), but my knowledge has resulted in me taking some ribbing. Of course this is back in high school. Now, I seldom talk about it with friends beyond, “yeah I like the Vikings new uniforms”. My wife knows I am into it and she’ll go a couple of sentences when a game is on and sometimes even offer a comment (often about monochrome football uniforms, which she hates). Chawls Sometimes when I point out that a player is doing something unusual with his socks or that a number is misaligned compared to the rest of the team, Mrs Jaffa looks at me like I’m proper mental.At a recent family gathering, our youngnephew announced he’d just been accepted into a local team. Questions duly followed about when and where he’d be playing, if he’d be starting or a sub, that sort of thing – my line of questioning though concerned what was the team’s kit like and was he being given a set shirt number? Mrs Jaffa gave me that look.Green and black striped shirt, black shorts, green socks – and he’s ’12’ for the season. I know you’re curious too. Heh. Link to post Share this post Link to post 1,149 MiK OnWis97 We just say ‘Manager’ Location:New Orleans metro area Members 987 Share on other sites 5,125 posts This may be just a product of my late-night boredom, but it seems that relatively often, we have stories about how awkward we feel being the only ones in the room who comment about the uniforms or how ignorant our friends are towards uniforms (heck, there’s a conversation going on in the Gear Grinder thread right now). Really, being a Creamerite is a constant struggle for acceptance and trying to be understood…which is where the second part comes in. Sometimes, we hear our friends/significant others make unsolicited comments about uniforms. Whether it’s a simple “Team X’s logo is ugly!” or a “Wow, that Penguins jersey with those weird panels is bad – they should go back to what they wore before.” that would make any of us Reebok-haters proud, we cherish these little comments close to our hearts, knowing that there are others like us.I was watching the Jets game yesterday with my brother, and I commented on how ugly the mismatching shades of green on the jersey looked. His response? “I don’t really notice it, to be honest.” I doubt this thread will go anywhere, but hey, who knows. 786 Share this post McCall Link to post Jaffa Location:Washington, DC Link to post Share on other sites All Activity 1,149 1,276 26,193 Members Sign in to follow this   Honestly, none of the sports fans in my social circle find my interest in uniforms to be “odd” or “weird” or whatever. If I bring something up that’s uniform related, etc. they all discuss the matter with at least a mild interest – and I’ve yet to have someone say they don’t know what I’m talking about. A couple of the guys on my staff at work, while not “geeks” like we are around here, get into talking jerseys or changes, etc. And my GF knows more about this stuff than do a lot of the people in our little community here. In short, it’s never been an issue for me. Share this post Go To Topic Listing Share on other sites McCall 0 Location:Missouri SportsLogos.Net the user formerly known as NJTank Posted September 24, 2013 15,496 posts IceCap 21,575 0 1 I’m lucky that my wife loves that I love this stuff, and she gets into it too. My brother is a member here, so I have people that understand, thank God. Joshawaggie 6,981 posts Posted September 24, 2013 Link to post Forums Home Embracing the suck. CS85 Posted September 25, 2013 “I see you’re drinking 1%” Members Link to post Share this post 622 Members 0 1 Share this post Share on other sites the admiral Members 26,193 0 453 OnWis97 Share this post Link to post Followers 3 959 Formally mr.negative15 infrared41 142 Share this post 1,118 posts 0 McCall 8,818 posts 4,436 1 316 Favourite Logos:North Stars Midway Share this post Members 9,904 57,915 posts 1,204 4,350 posts 9,904 Members Posted September 24, 2013 I don’t usually make any comments. I said something once about how the Saints always seem to lose in the all-blacks and my roommate thought it was the strangest thing that I would remember something like that. Then again, he was a Lions fan that didn’t notice the logo refresh, so he’s probably a poor reference point.My dad and I went to the Georgia/Boise State game in 2011. When Boise came onto the field, he said, “We aren’t losing to a team with a helmet that looks like that.” Admittedly, Georgia’s look wasn’t any better that night, but I was proud of the sentiment. I’ve never heard him say anything about sports design other than that. Sports Logo News Link to post Posted September 24, 2013 225 1,204 Sports Logos Members Posted September 24, 2013 Jaffa Banned Share on other sites SportsLogos.Net #CCSLCProblems and Glimmers of Hopelast_img read more

Watford player explains why loan went terribly wrong – Reveals Pearson…

first_imgFirst, however, there was the matter of getting his work permit, which he now has, thanks to his 16 caps for Venezuela and a bunch of loans, and there was hope he could finally establish himself at Vicarage Road three years after his arrival.However, a move to Eupen in Belgium was arranged late on in the summer transfer window to get him the regular football Javi Gracia couldn’t promise at Watford.It began well enough, with the player appearing in the starting XI for the first four games before disappearing completely, only to reappear once for seven minutes in a 1-0 loss to Zulte Waregem towards the end of November.Speaking to Meridiano on Instagram Live, the player explained what happened.Embed from Getty ImagesHe said: “I didn’t like some of the exercises the manager had put in place at Eupen in training sessions. They seemed pointless to me and after that discussion, he didn’t call me up anymore. I regretted that action, and I went to see him like a man to apologise”.However, with just six appearances to his name in the first half of the season, he was swiftly sent back to Watford after asking the Eupen manager to let him leave (he accepted), where he was meant to feature under Nigel Pearson.He told Meridiano that ‘at his return to Watford, he met up with the manager, who told him he was counting on him, but he first needed to get back in shape having gone a month without training’.Unfortunately for Peñaranda, the Covid-19 pandemic stopped all that in its tracks, and he’ll now have to wait longer to see if he can finally break through long term in the Hornets’ Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this City-Building Game is a Must-Have. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoHero WarsGetting this Treasure is impossible! Prove us wrong!Hero WarsUndo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystDigitization in Banks Is No Longer About Efficiency, but Business Resilience. Don’t Get Left Behind.StanChart by CNBC CatalystUndoCNN with DBS BankWhat Banks Did To Help Corporations Mitigate Future CrisesCNN with DBS BankUndoGrepolis – Online Free GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this Game! Already 35 Million PlayersGrepolis – Online Free GameUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoSmart Tech TrendOver 50? You Need Those Adjustable Focus Reading Glasses!Smart Tech TrendUndo When Adalberto Peñaranda arrived at Watford for a fee of around £10m, certain expectations were placed on the now 22-year-old.last_img read more

Ireland’s Show Jumping Manager escapes unhurt after Dublin hotel explosion

first_img Ireland’s Show Jumping Manager escapes unhurt after Dublin hotel explosion Home  »  Disciplines News  »  Ireland’s Show Jumping Manager escapes unhurt after Dublin hotel explosion 7 August 2013, 12:00 THE manager of Ireland’s Aga Khan show jumping team, Robert Splaine, escaped unhurt in the early hours of this morning (Wednesday) when a component of a fridge exploded in the room where he and his son were staying in the Burlington Hotel, Dublin.Splaine said this morning that he had been staying in the Burlington with his son David, when they were awoken in their room at 5am by the sound of a loud explosion.“It was a bit of a shock to hear such a loud sound so close but when we switched on the light we could see no signs of what might have caused the explosion. The room, however, was soon filled by a very pungent odour and at that point the staff of the hotel came to the door and told us the hotel was being evacuated.“Fire brigades and ambulances had arrived by this stage and all the hotel guests were assembled outside. The emergency services were very good, I have to say, and looked after the situation marvellously.“We were then allowed to return to the hotel and given another room, of course. I was told later that the cause of the explosion was a gas canister, that was one of the components at the back of the empty fridge in our room. No-one was hurt and by the time it was all over it was time to get up anyway, so we didn’t get any more sleep. It’s lucky that both my son and I are early risers.”Ireland’s Aga Khan team will bid to repeat their 2012 victory when they compete on Friday (August 9) under Splaine at the Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show at Ballsbridge Tags:last_img read more

Alvarez, Sisco highlight Orioles’ first wave of September call-ups

first_imgBALTIMORE — With September bringing the perk of an expanded roster, the Orioles have summoned an old friend and will provide the first major league taste to one of their top prospects.Veteran slugger Pedro Alvarez and rookie catcher Chance Sisco headlined a list of promotions that also included outfielder Joey Rickard and right-handed relief pitchers Jimmy Yacabonis and Richard Rodriguez on Friday afternoon. Baltimore designated right-handers Tyler Wilson and Logan Verrett for assignment to make the necessary room on the 40-man roster.Signed to a minor-league deal in March, Alvarez spent the entire season at Triple-A Norfolk and hit 26 home runs with a .737 on-base plus slugging percentage for the Tides. The 30-year-old spent 2016 in Baltimore and hit 22 homers with an .826 OPS, but his significant defensive limitations left him without a major league job this past offseason. He had been learning to play the outfield in the first half of the season at Norfolk, but the experiment was largely abandoned as he played first base in the second half.Manager Buck Showalter confirmed that Sisco’s promotion is expected to be more of a learning experience rather than an audition, especially with incumbents Welington Castillo and Caleb Joseph playing so well. Ranked as Baltimore’s No. 1 prospect in Baseball American’s mid-season top 10 list, the 22-year-old hit .267 with seven homers, 23 doubles, and a .736 OPS at Norfolk this season and was invited to take part in the MLB All-Star Futures Game for the second straight year.Sisco’s locker was placed next to Joseph’s, a deliberate move to help the highly-regarded talent better learn his trade from an above-average defensive catcher.Rickard is back with the Orioles after a two-week stint at Norfolk that allowed the club to begin carrying Rule 5 outfielder Anthony Santander on the 25-man roster in mid-August. Yacabonis has also spent time with Baltimore this season, allowing five earned runs and walking six in 6 1/3 innings.Rodriguez, 27, has yet to make his major league debut, but he posted a 2.42 ERA in 70 2/3 innings and recorded 10 saves for the Tides this season to earn the promotion.last_img read more

Charles Thomas Cruthird, Lewisville, Texas: Sept. 9, 1941 – March 8, 2020

first_imgCharles CruthirdCharles Thomas Cruthird died unexpectedly on March 8, 2020, in Lewisville, Texas.Born in 1941 to Virgil and Betty Cruthird, Charles was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and uncle. A self-made man who excelled in logistical problems that would stump others, Charles traveled as far afield as the United Kingdom with his late wife, Sylvia, and also enjoyed visiting with family in Hawaii, such as his late grandson Orin. He loved live music, especially Irish tunes that would keep his toes tapping, and the occasional glass of fine single-malt scotch.Charles was a tireless friend, and a huge supporter of both KU basketball and his beloved Green Bay Packers. He will be missed by his sister Ann, his daughter Debbie, his granddaughter Kinsey along with her husband Evan and their children Orin and Addison, his niece Stephanie, and his namesake nephew Charles.Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 18, 2020, at the Shaeffer Mortuary Chapel in Caldwell.  Chaplain Layton Hein officiated.To share a memory or leave a condolence please visit www.schaeffermortuary.infoArrangements by Schaeffer Mortuary, 6 N. Main, Caldwell, Kansas.last_img read more

Passover vacation niche grows to dozens of destinations

first_img In this April 18, 2016 photo, a hotel kitchen worker chops vegetables in preparation for the Passover holiday at the Waldorf Astoria resort at Disney World in Orlando, Fla. More than 1,000 Jews are expected to stay at the resort and take part in the eight day celebration. (AP Photo/John Raoux) In this April 18, 2016 photo, a kitchen worker walks past boxes of food that will be used for the Passover holiday at the Waldorf Astoria resort at Disney World in Orlando, Fla. More than 1,000 Jews are expected to stay at the resort and take part in the eight day celebration. (AP Photo/John Raoux) ORLANDO, Fla. | Most Jews around the world say the traditional “Next year in Jerusalem” at the end of the annual Passover Seder feast. Last year, St. Louis native David Benkof said to himself, “Next year in Disney World.”For many Jews like Benkof, traveling to vacation hotspots during the eight-day Passover holiday has become a way of avoiding the hassle of heeding religious rules that require scrubbing a home clean of grain particles or hosting back-to-back, hours-long dinners at their homes for dozens of relatives and friends. In this April 18, 2016 photo, workers prepare food in a meat-only kitchen for the Passover holiday at the Waldorf Astoria resort at Disney World in Orlando, Fla. More than 1,000 Jews are expected to stay at the resort and take part in the eight day celebration. (AP Photo/John Raoux) Passover vacations have grown in recent years beyond the traditional destinations of Miami Beach, the Catskills and Israel. They now include scores of resorts in Orlando, Florida; Scottsdale, Arizona; Riviera Maya in Mexico; Whistler, Canada; Sardinia, Italy; the island of Crete in Greece; San Diego; and Puerto Rico, as well as a fully-kosher South African safari.“We’ve seen a massive growth over the last decade to 12 years of the locations, the variety, the price ranges, the types of hotels,” said Ralphi Bloom, who runs Totally Jewish Travel, a travel website.Bloom estimates that up to 50,000 hotel rooms for as many as 100,000 people are booked this year for Passover, which starts at sundown Friday. That represents about $60 million to $70 million in revenue, double the amount from a decade ago, he said.Passover travel programs at the resorts, which include Ritz-Carlton and Waldorf Astoria hotels in Florida, are accommodating the celebrants with kids’ camps, casino nights, Hawaiian luaus, daily barbecues, lectures by rabbinic scholars and meals that follow kosher dietary rules of separating milk from meat and prohibiting pork and shellfish, along with Passover prohibitions against bread.“People are more willing to not have the traditional Passover at home and actually go away, with the ability to make hotel kitchens kosher, source food locally that is kosher,” said Bloom, who is based in Manchester, England. “I think in more and more families both the husband and the wife work. When you go away for Passover … there’s no cleaning, preparing, cooking.”Benkof spent the last few days of Passover last year at the Doubletree by Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld, but he missed the first two nights when Jews have the traditional Seder meal. He plans to arrive in time for the Seder dinners this year. Food was a selling point: Some Passover food can be dry and flavorless but the resort served delicious meals.Observant Jews don’t eat leavened grain products during the eight days of Passover because the holiday commemorates the Biblical story of Exodus, when Jews fleeing slavery in Egypt didn’t have time to let their bread rise. They took instead flat, hard unleavened bread that today is sold as matzo. Passover dietary rules forbid consumption of certain grain-based foods like bread and pasta that puffs up when cooked.Benkof said the food at the resort hands-down beat the matzo and gefilte fish he would eat if he stayed home.“I went to the theme parks during the day and ate myself crazy at night,” said Benkof, who is paying about $4,500 for an all-inclusive package. “What is remarkable about the food is how much there is, lots of it. They had bread! It was kosher for Passover bread, but you couldn’t tell it was Passover food.”Depending on the hotel and destination, prices for Passover vacation packages range from $1,600 to $11,000 per person, and typically cover lodging, unlimited food and entertainment.Many tour operators hosting Passover vacations bring in their own rabbis and staff to make the resorts Passover-ready. They also bring in Passover-only dishes, utensils and cookware that are untouched by grain products. Utensils or dishes that aren’t used specifically for Passover must be immersed in boiling water. Stoves and ovens are cleaned for Passover by heating at full blast for one or two hours. Cupboards, refrigerators and freezers are scrubbed clean of any crumbs and residue. Sinks are cleaned with boiling water.“There is a tremendous amount of work that goes into making a kitchen kosher,” said Alan Berger, who is running the Grand Getaways Passover vacations.Berger’s company is hosting 1,000 people for 10 days at the Waldorf Astoria at Walt Disney World. His staff and caterers are taking over a hotel ballroom kitchen for the week.“There’s no ‘almost kosher’ for Passover. It either is or isn’t,” he said.At some resorts, sex-segregated swimming sessions are held at resort pools in deference to ultra-Orthodox Jews concerned about modesty requirements. Conference rooms are converted into makeshift synagogues for prayer services. There are also concerts, performances by mentalists and illusionists and, of course, a “tea room” where guests can nosh on sweets and snacks all day.“We’re constantly keeping everybody stuffed to the gills,” Berger said. “We try to entertain people at all times.”Follow Mike Schneider on Twitter: In this April 18, 2016 photo, a kitchen worker carries a box of Kosher salt that will be used for the Passover holiday at the Waldorf Astoria resort at Disney World in Orlando, Fla. More than 1,000 Jews are expected to stay at the resort and take part in the eight day celebration. (AP Photo/John Raoux) In this April 18, 2016 photo, beef ribs on a tray await preparation for the Passover holiday at the Waldorf Astoria resort at Disney World in Orlando, Fla. More than 1,000 Jews are expected to stay at the resort and take part in the eight day celebration. (AP Photo/John Raoux) In this April 18, 2016 photo, boxes of matzos are stacked in the kitchen for the Passover holiday at the Waldorf Astoria resort at Disney World in Orlando, Fla. More than 1,000 Jews are expected to stay at the resort and take part in the eight day celebration. (AP Photo/John Raoux) In this April 18, 2016 photo, Rabbi Raphael Berdugo checks parsley for insects as part of the preparation for the Passover holiday at the Waldorf Astoria resort at Disney World in Orlando, Fla. More than 1,000 Jews are expected to stay at the resort and take part in the eight day celebration. (AP Photo/John Raoux)last_img read more

Pitt edges Oakland in overtime 81-77

first_imgPittsburgh’s Chris Jones, center, is fouled by Oakland’s Tommie McCune as he passes to James Robinson (0) in overtime of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, in Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh won 81-77 in overtime. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)PITTSBURGH (AP) – James Robinson scored 18 points, including five in the final minutes of regulation to send the game into overtime, to help Pittsburgh avoid an upset by beating Oakland 81-77 on Saturday.Michael Young led Pitt (8-3) with 19 points and seven rebounds while Cameron Wright and Chris Jones each scored 16.Kahlil Felder finished with 23 points to lead Oakland (4-8).Felder kept his team ahead throughout the first half, scoring 14 points in the game’s first 20 minutes. He put the Golden Grizzlies ahead 22-15 with a 3-pointer to cap an 8-0 run, then gave his team a 29-21 lead with another with three minutes left in the half.Jalen Hayes scored 16 and Max Hooper added 12 off the bench.The Panthers closed the first period on a 12-5 run to cut their deficit to a point, 34-33, capped by a tic-tac-toe inbounds play from Wright to Jones to Young for a buzzer-beating jumper to end the half.Out of the half, the teams traded baskets as neither team led by more than four points through the first 11 minutes of the half. The game featured seven ties and 23 lead changes.Pitt took a 59-55 lead at the 11-minute mark but the Golden Grizzlies reclaimed the lead at 61-59 with 9:05 left in the game on a putback by Dante Williams. The basket was part of a 13-2 run, giving them a 68-61 edge with 5:25 left.The Panthers managed to tie the game again at 72 in the final minutes after Robinson converted a three-point play on a drive to the basket then made a pair of free throws. After Felder was called for a travel, Wright missed a midrange jumper as time expired to send the game to overtime.TIP-INSOakland: The overtime contest was the third in 12 games this season for the Golden Grizzlies, and they are now 1-2 in overtime games. After leading 34-33 at halftime, Oakland lost for the first time this season after leading at the half. … James Robinson was 8 of 8 from the free-throw line.Pittsburgh: The Panthers’ victory extended their home nonconference winning streak to 28 games, the nation’s sixth-best run.UP NEXTOakland plays at Clemson Monday.Pittsburgh is host to Holy Cross Tuesday.last_img read more