OCHS Powder Puff Football Event to Support Waves of Caring Tuesday, November 20 @…

first_imgOn Tuesday, November 20, Ocean City High School’s Key Club will host a-long-time-coming Powder Puff Game, a flag football game for females. The Junior/Senior event will begin at 6 o’clock on the OCHS turf. It has been at least thirteen years since there was a Powder Puff game hosted at the high school. Dr. Matt Jamison has helped Key Club throughout the entire planning process to organize this event. Senior Megan Sutter and Junior Casey McLees have been the organizers of this event, along with the Key Club Powder Puff Committee. Ava Kuehner designed the logo for the shirts and advertising. The turf will be split in half, with two Junior teams playing each other, while at the same time, two senior teams playing each other. The winner from each game will play in the championship game. Males will be cheering from the track.Admission is five dollars; donations are happily accepted. All proceeds will go towards Senior Scholarships, as well as Waves of Caring. Key Club is very passionate about helping local organizations and this seemed like the perfect group as it’s the holiday season. Waves of Caring is a city-sanctioned charity that collects and distributes toys and other gifts around the Christmas holiday for children of underprivileged Ocean City families. Key Club looks forward to presenting a check to Jim Smith, Ocean City’s fire chief and the chairman of the Waves of Caring board of directors, before the championship game.The announcers will be George McNally and basketball coach John Bruno. Each team has a captain along with a coach. Coaches include Timothy Cook, Sean Matthews, Ian Keyser, and Tim Kelley. Senior captains include Tanis McDonnell and Danielle Donoghue. Junior captains include Delaney Lappin and Amara Mulloy.Key Club would like to thank City Councilman and Head Official, Antwan McClellan for volunteering his time to officiate, along with three of his fellow Flag Football officiates. This is the second time that McClellan has volunteered to help with a Key Club charity event; he previously volunteered as a Judge for the 2016 OC’s Got Talent show.Please come out and support the students and Waves of Caring. Key Club is looking forward to putting on a great event.last_img read more

Tail! Spin!, Starring SNL’s Rachel Dratch, Will Play Off-Broadway

first_img Related Shows Politics is dirty—but politicians are dirtier. Mario Correa’s Tail! Spin!, a hit at the 2012 New York International Fringe Festival, will return to New York this fall for a limited engagement. Directed by Dan Knechtges, the cast will include SNL’s Rachel Dratch and begin performances on September 18. The official opening night is set for October 1 at the Lynn Redgrave Theater at Culture Project. Tail! Spin! is an inventive new comedy drawn verbatim from the leaked e-mails, raunchy texts and tell-tale tweets that brought down politicians Mark (“Appalachian Trail”) Sanford, Larry (“Wide Stance”) Craig, Anthony (“I Was Hacked”) Weiner, and Mark (“Underage Page”) Foley. Tail! Spin! Tail! Spin! features scenic and projection designs by Caite Hevner Kemp, costume design by Jen Caprio, lighting design by Ryan O’Gara and sound design by John Emmett O’Brien.  Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 4, 2015 View Commentslast_img read more

Feds Will Examine 2016 NC Poll Books for Hacking

first_imgMore than two years after voter check-in software in one North Carolina county failed on Election Day, federal authorities are about to conduct a forensic analysis of electronic poll books to determine whether Russian military hackers who targeted that software provider tampered with voter information.The U.S. Department of Homeland Security analysis of laptops in Durham County is the first known federal probe of voting technology that is thought to have malfunctioned during the 2016 election, when Russian hackers apparently infiltrated election systems across several states.The malfunction of VR Systems’ electronic poll book software forced officials in Durham county, which is heavily Democratic, to use paper registration records and extend its voting hours.State election officials seized 21 laptops from Durham County elections staff shortly after a National Security Agency report stated two years ago that VR Systems had been targeted by a Russian spear-phishing campaign, said Josh Lawson, former general counsel of the North Carolina board of elections. His office then asked federal officials to conduct the forensic exam of the laptops.That request was renewed last Friday, due to the fact that the Mueller Report infers VR Systems in its description of how Russian-backed cyber spies installed malware on the network of a company that “developed software used by numerous U.S. counties to manage voter rolls.”Although the name was redacted, VR Systems’ Chief Operating Officer, Ben Martin, believes it refers to his company, which is based in Tallahassee. However, he disagrees that it was hacked, and that a security audit completed seven months after the election supports his statement.The FBI has not commented on the matter as of yet.Some Durham County voters complained on Election Day 2016 that electronic poll books showed them as having voted, when they had not done so. At the time, VR Systems blamed the situation on poorly trained poll workers and lack of computer maintenance. A security consultant contracted by Durham County’s elections board supported the company’s claim.The Mueller Report also hinted that two Florida counties were hacked in the 2016 election.last_img read more

India gives 27,000 free tickets to avert World Cup ’embarrassment’

first_imgShare on: WhatsApp Greenpeace said all six cities “share dangerous levels of air pollution” but singled out New Delhi as the venue with the highest risk.“Air pollution levels during the Indian tournament could be significantly worse than during the 2008 Beijing Olympics,” the report warned.India’s capital will host its last game of the tournament on October 16, just before pollution levels spike around the Diwali festival, when Hindus celebrate by setting off huge amounts of fireworks.Media reports said matches were deliberately kept out of Delhi after October 16 because of pollution fears.India’s Supreme Court has ordered authorities to take precautions ahead of the festival, and measures under consideration include pulling some cars off roads and closing polluting industries.World Cup organisers did not comment on the Greenpeace report.The 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi were meant to showcase India’s ability to stage key events but left memories of shoddy venues, empty stadiums and massive budget overruns. New Delhi, India | AFP | India gave away 27,000 tickets for the opening games of the Under-17 World Cup in New Delhi on Friday in a bid to avoid the embarrassment of empty stands when Prime Minister Narendra Modi attends, an official said.Thousands of children filled the Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium to boost India’s first major sporting event since the 2010 Commonwealth Games, which was marked by vast open spaces in stadiums.Sales for the youth World Cup have been disappointing despite the presence of Brazil, Spain, Germany, England and other top teams.India lost their opening encounter against the United States 3-0 at the 56,000-capacity Nehru Stadium, with Modi watching the first few minutes of the game.“We have given away 27,000 tickets to schools around the Delhi region and will also provide pick and drop facility. It will be embarrassing for us if the stadium looks empty,” an organising committee member told AFP on condition of anonymity.School children and local fans cheered as two-time champions Ghana edged past Colombia 1-0 in the first game of the day in Delhi.“It is a relief to see such a good atmosphere. One is always jittery on the first day of a tournament, but as they say, well begun is half done,” said a FIFA official.The event, which runs until October 28, has been dogged by fears over India’s pollution. Greenpeace issued a report that said the poor quality of air in India’s cities poses a “serious health risk” to players and spectators.Twenty-four nations are competing in the event, which is being held in New Delhi, Mumbai, Goa, Kochi, Guwahati and Kolkata.last_img read more

Steelers diversified offense not enough; Ravens pulling away in AFC North

first_imgUNDER PRESSURE—Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) passes under pressure from Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Antwan Odom (98) in the first half. Could this be a replay of what happened after Pittsburgh’s last Super Bowl? They finished the season at 8-8. However, they had a good excuse that season because of the many injuries. What is the excuse this year? The Steelers dropped their second game of the season to the once lowly Cincinnati Bengals 23-20 in a game they should have won. After once again building a big lead—13 points—they faltered again in the second half. They don’t have much time to figure this problem out because they will face the high-powered San Diego Chargers Sunday night on NBC. The Steelers offense was the most diversified it has been in two years. They ran the ball, they passed the ball and they even threw the ball to Willie Parker (two catches for 36 yards and a touchdown). But most of this occurred in the first half, and even then they had problems in the red zone. This team is great from the 20 to the 20, but once they hit the red zone they become one of the worst teams in football. If they are to advance to the playoffs this year, this problem has to be solved.Parker had his best game of the season with 93 yards on 25 carries but did nothing in the fourth quarter. For the second week Rashard Mendenhall didn’t touch the ball. The offense needs all its weapons if they are going to pull themselves out of the hole they have dug for themselves.In the passing game, Ben was solid between the 20s, going 22 of 31 for 276 yards, one touchdown and one interception, with Hines Ward being Hines Ward with four receptions for 82 yards. But Santonio Holmes didn’t show up. He had one catch for 18 yards and at least two drops. Rookie Mike Wallace solidified his spot as the third receiver with an outstanding game, seven receptions for 102 yards. However, Limas Sweed put himself deeper in the dog house with a drop in the end zone that would have been a sure touchdown.The defense bears some fault in this defeat. The Bengals looked like the Indianapolis Colts at times in the way they moved the ball. But in all fairness to the defense when Carson Palmer is healthy this team has one of the best passing attacks in football, but now they have a running game with Cedric Benson, who had 76 yards on 16 carries and a solid defense.The Steelers don’t have that killer instinct of putting their opponent away once they get them down, unlike the Baltimore Ravens, who increased their AFC North Division lead with an impressive 34-3 victory over the winless Cleveland Browns.This is a very impressive Ravens team as second year quarterback Joe Flacco has this offense on a roll as he went 25 of 35 for 342 yards and one touchdown. And the two-headed running attack of Willis McGahee and Ray Rice, combining for more than 100 yards, kept the defense honest.The defense headed, as usual, by Ray Lewis, continued to look impressive as they totally controlled the game. The Browns change of quarterbacks didn’t help them.The Chargers, 2-1, have been under-achievers the past two seasons and cannot afford a loss that will drop them to 2-2. They will be on the edge just like the 1-2 Steelers. They are coming off a 23-13 victory over the Miami Dolphins in which Phillip Rivers had another outstanding game going 18 of 33 for 303 yards in the air while Darren Sproles subbed for LaDainian Tomlinson. It’s still not clear if Tomlinson will play this weekend. The defense will also have to contain Antonio Gates, who is recognized as one of the two best tight ends in the game. He had five catches for 64 yards against the Dolphins.A win puts the Steelers back in the hunt at 2-2 but a loss will just about write them off, even though it’s still early. The Ravens will finally be tested next week when they face a fired up New England team. A win will put them in the driver’s seat at 4-0, but a loss, along with a Steelers and Bengals win, will tighten up the AFC North, with the Bengals moving into a 3-1 tie for first. The Bengals must first get past the 0-3 Browns, which shouldn’t be a very hard task.last_img read more

Bombers take bite out of Wolves, dump Grand Forks in WK hoop action

first_imgBy Bruce FuhrThe Nelson Daily SportsThe L.V. Rogers Bombers tamed the Wolves from Grand Forks in a pair of West Kootenay High School Basketball League games Monday at the Hangar.Matt Zukowski dropped in 18 points to lead the Bombers to a convincing 75-30 win over Grand Forks in the boy’s game.In the preliminary match, Samantha Einarson scored 17 points to pace LVR to its first win of the season, a 56-36 win over the Wolves in the girl’s contest.“We pretty much had no problem with (Grand Forks) tonight,” said Bomber center McLain Sandeveland.From the opening tip it was all Bombers as LVR built a 27-4 first quarter lead and never looked back.John Zak added 15 points for LVR while Sandeveland and Cail Spencer added eight.The win snapped a two-game losing streak for LVR after the club opened with an easy victory over Rossland Royals.LVR travels to Penticton Friday to compete in the Pen Hi Classic. The Bombers are looking to right a ship that took on water last weekend in Osoyoos.LVR upset defending AA champion South Okanagan Hornets before losing two tough games to Keremeos and Mt Boucherie of Kelowna.“We’re looking to redeem ourselves,” said Sandeveland.First up at the Pen Hi Classic is Vernon. The Bombers then play Enver Creek of Surrey in its second round robin game.The playoff round goes Saturday.Bombers snap four-game skid by stopping WolvesThe LVR Bombers outscored Grand Forks 18-4 in the third period to break open a close game.Erica Augsten and Kyley Mirva combined for 10 points to lead the Bombers.Kiandra McLaren added 13 points to lead the Bombers.Alexis Vatcher scored 10 and Meagan Tiller had nine to lead the Wolves.The game was the first since Grand Forks knocked the Bombers out of the running for the zone title last [email protected]last_img read more

Priority Concrete Cardinals double crosstown rival Overland West Tigers 8-4 to capture West Kootenay Little League title

first_imgJackson Hare doubled in two early runs sparking Nelson’s Priority Concrete Cardinals to an 8-4 victory over crosstown rival Overland West Tigers in the final of the West Kootenay Little League Minor Division championship Wednesday evening at Queen Elizabeth Park.Hare’s double came off Tigers starter Kyein Evans, sparking the Cardinals to an early 4-0 lead.Priority Concrete added two more runs in the second before the Tigers rallied for a pair of runs of their own compliments of a single by Mike Zarikoff and a double from Jacob Erickson. Erickson later stole home to cut the lead to 6-2.The Cardinals increased the lead to 8-2 as Matthew Bullen and Max Korinth found home plate. Overland West managed to push across two more runs but that would be as close as the club would come as the Cardinals held on for the title.Other notables form the game were a single and double from Jacob Erickson and pitchers Kyein Evans with five strikeouts, Ronan Gray with three and Mike Zarikoff with four for the Tigers.   Hare had two doubles and a single, Forte had three singles and McMillan pitched three strikeouts, Hare with four and Forte with two.The win by Priority Concrete sent a bit of a shockwave through the Little League Baseball system as no Trail team advanced to the final.In past years Nelson teams played second and third fiddle two teams from the Silver City, Beaver Valley and Castlegar.Next up is the All Star season as players from throughout the region form West Kootenay Teams.One of those teams will be in Trail July 20-28 for the B.C. Little League Championships at Andy Belisky Park.last_img read more


first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (May 24, 2015)–California-bred Ashleyluvssugar wheeled four-wide turning for home and went on to a half length win under Gary Stevens in Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 Charles Whittingham Stakes at Santa Anita. Trained by Peter Eurton, the 4-year-old Game Plan gelding steadied mid-way around the far turn en route to covering 1 ½ miles on turf in 2:30.10.“It looked like it was going to be messy on paper and it was,” said Stevens. “There was no real speed in the race and he was very fresh today. I wasn’t afraid to put him on the lead if that’s where he wanted to be, but Mike (Smith, aboard Brazilian-bred Going Somewhere) sent his horse away from there pretty hard and was intent on getting the lead. ‘Ashley’ got a little rank with me just before we crossed over the dirt, but then he shut down for me and was push button…I got to know him even better today, it’s only the second time I’ve been on him. He’s a real warrior and a lot of fun to ride.”A winner of the Grade II, 1 ½ miles turf San Luis Rey Stakes with Stevens on March 21, Ashleyluvssugar was the heavy 1-2 favorite Sunday in a field of five three year olds and up and paid $3.00, $2.20 and $2.10.Owned by his breeders, Sharon Alesia, Bran Jam Stable and Ciaglia Racing, LLC, Ashleyluvssugar, who is out of the Urgent Request mare Ashley’s Folly, got his sixth win from 11 starts and with the winner’s take of $120,000, increased his earnings to $455,504.“Ashley’s Folly was a pretty darn good mare and everything she’s foaled has won a maiden special weight (race) and now this is her first graded stakes winner,” said Eurton. “Our goal, for me, and I hope it’s the same for everyone is to go in the San Juan Capistrano (Grade III, 1 ¾ miles turf on June 28), which has always been a fun race and I’ve always thought it would be pretty cool to win.”Ridden by Flavien Prat, Brazilian-bred Ganesh made a rail run around the far turn and finished second, a half length in front of pacesetter Going Somewhere. Off at 5-1, Ganesh paid $3.20 and $2.60.Idle since running a close seventh in a Group I race in France Oct. 5, Going Somewhere broke from post position four in his U.S. debut and set fractions of 24.16, 48.06, 1:14.21, 1:40.74 and 2:05.56 en route to finishing third with Smith at the controls.“He’ll get a lot out of this,” said Smith. “The plan was to go to the lead and it worked well. We had a shot to win it and he just got a little tired at the end. Like I said, he’ll get a lot out of this race.”Off at 8-1, Going Somewhere paid $3.00 to show.Racing resumes at Santa Anita on Monday, Memorial Day, with the Grade I, $300,000 Gamely Stakes serving as the day’s main event. First post time for a nine-race card is at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m.last_img read more


first_imgA House Price Report issued by Daft.ie yesterday shows that house prices in Donegal have risen by 12% in the past year.The well-known property website reports that the average house price is now just over €138,000, 22% above its lowest point. Although Dublin’s house prices remain stable but outside the capital, the average house price increase has been €43,000 since the end of 2013.Economist Ronan Lyons, author of the Daft.ie report said that the recovery which began in Dublin in 2012 is now going ‘country-wide’, and reflects ‘increased employment’.He also noted that people are not holding back from buying houses anymore due to fear that the prices may fall lower.HOUSE PRICES IN DONEGAL ARE UP BY 12% WITH FURTHER HIKES EXPECTED was last modified: July 4th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:daft.ieHighland Radiohouse price reportronan lyonslast_img read more