Gas Prices Drop As Summer Vacation Season Wraps Up

first_imgPixabay Stock Image.JAMESTOWN – The average price for a gallon of gas continues to drop.According to AAA, the demand for gas is going down with summer vacations wrapping up.Virtual learning has also contributed to a lesser need for gas since fewer students are actually going to school facilities due to the pandemic.The average price of gas across the Unites States is $2.19, a drop of three cents since last week. New York’s average price of gas is also going down, as it currently sits at $2.28. That’s one cent last than last week.One year ago, the national average was $2.57, while the state’s was $2.73.In Jamestown the average price for a regular gallon of gas is $2.35, according to Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Badgers, thanks for the great year

first_imgDear Wisconsin athletes,Thank you. This has truly been the greatest year to cover sports.I choose to attend the University of Wisconsin in the fall of 2001, based on its recent success in athletics and academics. The football team had just won the Rose Bowl, the men’s basketball team was in the Final Four, the women’s basketball team was in the NCAA tournament, the volleyball team made it to the NCAA Championship game, the crew and track teams were racking up national accolades, and the women’s swim team earned their then highest national finish at 11th.What sports fanatic wouldn’t want to come here after that?The success continued for the Badgers, and after my sophomore year, Madison received the great laurel of being named “the best college sports town,” by Sports Illustrated on Campus.The excitement was there and the accolade gave the Badger faithful another reason to start pre-gamin’ a little earlier. Two-story beer bongs began flowing like Gatorade at a marathon event.But then, things started to taper off. There were no national championship teams; there were no bowl victories or Frozen Four appearances. Season after season, UW sports kept entering preseason polls highly-ranked, and finishing well behind the hype.This year however, things started to accelerate, and that is why I’m calling it the greatest year to cover sports.Was it just me, or were pre-game celebrations the craziest they’ve ever been?For whatever the reason, we drank, we intimated rival fans and we jumped around, all to watch Badger athletics have one stellar fall season.The men’s cross country team had a perfect ending to a perfect season, after finishing first at the national championships for the first time in 15 years. The team also placed three runners in the top ten.The volleyball team also managed to pull off yet another successful season after they reached the Elite Eight at the NCAA Tournament for the second year in a row, before losing to eventual champions Washington.On my first day on the job as an associate sports editor, the sports staff gathered and debated the future success of the football team. The team was not ranked and the sports staff had few expectations for the gridiron boys.Lo and behold, Brian Calhoun and John Stocco delivered an unbelievable offensive performance and UW finished with a 9-3 record, not to mention a very unexpected Capital One Bowl victory over Auburn, which surpassed all skeptics’ predictions from late August.The team, in my opinion, that had the best turnaround success was the women’s soccer team. After a heartbreaking mid-season that saw the team lose six out its last seven games, the Badgers picked up the pace and finished their season on a four-game win streak to advance to the Big Ten Tournament.There, the Badgers claimed the conference crown and received an automatic bid to the NCAA Championships. It was an ideal ending to a rollercoaster season.The celebrations kept going into the spring semester.Like the football team, the men’s basketball team entered the season unranked. And despite losing three prominent reserves, the team finished an impressive fourth in the nation’s toughest conference.The success continued with the women’s swim team, which finished ninth nationally — its highest finish at the national championship, and the men’s indoor track team — who finished seventh nationally.The winter success ended with two national championships from both hockey teams, both of which have been well-documented.What a way to end the chilly winter months.Now spring is here, the weather is warm, and I swear I’ve seen Badger faithful already practicing their pre-game skills for the fall.Slip N’ Slides in 50 degree weather … priceless.Shannon is a super senior who graduates in one month. If for some reason, you want to talk about this column, send an e-mail to [email protected]last_img read more

Full report: South Haven in state championship finals after 65-60 win over Stockton; next up St. John-Hudson

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The South Haven Cardinals qualified for the state championship game in Class 1A Division 1 for the second time in three years with a 65-60 victory over Stockton Friday afternoon at White Auditorium in Emporia.Now South Haven plays for the marbles as the 10 seniors thought they should when the Cards battle St. John Hudson at 6:15 p.m. Saturday night. St. John-Hudson beat Centralia 61-56.“We have one more to go” said Darren McDorman, South Haven head boys basketball coach. “I told the kids, we aren’t finishing second again.” For the second straight game, South Haven fell behind in the third quarter only to seize momentum and score 20-plus points in the fourth. Still, South Haven was unable to secure the win until that final minute.South Haven came up against a team who was taller but not as deep. Justin Wiltfong, a 6-4 sophomore beast inside, scored 18 points in its first round game against Hoxie. But the Cardinals held him to just 7 points Friday, and more importantly knocked him out of the game with slightly less than five minutes to play.James Moreland scored 3 points in the game, but those points couldn’t have come at a more important moment. He penetrated the lane and laid in a sweet banker drawing Wiltfong’s fifth foul. He hit a free throw thereafter and although up by a mere two, South Haven was in business.“I think once the big guy fouled out, they realized it was going to be very tough hill to climb,” McDorman said. “Andrew Lowe did a great job guarding him all game.”Stockton was a tough team to defend. South Haven couldn’t zone out Wiltfong, because the Tigers had too many shooters on the outside.“We went into the zone one time just to switch it up,” McDorman said. “But if we were going to win this game we had to play man-to-man. That was tough considering they had a couple of 6-6 players and our tallest player is at 6-3.There was little separation between these two teams all game. South Haven would maintain a minute lead throughout the first half, holding a 15-11 first-quarter advantage and a 27-23 halftime lead.South Haven got off to a bad start to start the third, and saw Stockton take its first lead since the wee minutes of the first quarter 31-28. But Showman would respond with seven consecutive points including a 3-pointer, two free throws and a steal and layup to put the Cards back in front 35-31.South Haven then would open up a 42-36 advantage only to see Stockton round out the quarter outscoring the Cards 7-1.In the final stanza, the two teams traded baskets in the first four minutes to make it 53-all. After Wiltfong fouled out, Stockton went 1-of-4 on free throws on its next two possessions. South Haven eventually took a 57-54 lead.After winding down nearly a minute of the clock, Hunter Ray was fouled and sent to the line with 1:59 to play. He sank both and South Haven had its biggest lead of the half at 59-54.But Stockton scored a six-footer on the other end, and when Showman had a rare miss on a layup, the Tigers were just down by three with about a minute to play with the ball.That’s when Stockton’s Koby Beougher was called with a charge and fouled out with 57.8 seconds to play. Stockton sent Showman to the line and the senior, who hasn’t missed a free throw all state tournament would up the lead back to five.The Tigers would immediately throw the ball away on their next possession. And Ray was the next to go to the line. He hit both to give South Haven its biggest lead of the game, 61-54. This game was history.South Haven ended up getting 21 points from Showman. Bryce Byers had 15 and Lane Cully 12. 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Rwanda riders make history

first_imgRwanda President Paul Kagame believes so much in the good the Team Rwanda is doing for the country and its people that they have stepped up support for over 35 men and women cyclists across all levels and disciplines training in collaboration with Rwandan Cycling Federation (FERWACY) under the guidance of the Ministry of Sport and Culture (MINISPOC) as well.Although a few riders have graduated onto the bigger World Tour stage and European racing, the heart and focus of the program is growing these young men and women into leaders in their own communities, Team Rwanda included.One of Boyer’s dreams when founding the program was to have Rwandans coach and mentor their own. His dream came true in 2017 – after competing in the Olympics last year in Rio, Nathan Byukusenge, an original member of Team Rwanda from 2006, retired to become a coach for the program. A selfless act for a person with as much talent as Byukusenge, realising the greater good of spending his time mentoring the next crop of up-and-comers.In just a decade Rwanda has become somewhat of cycling hotbed in the country of Africa, supported by the people, cycling world and government. “It is time for us to step up and give you what you need to continue your success,” President Kagame said.It’s this circle of support that will see cycling in Rwanda, Africa and beyond continue to touch lives, rebuild communities and provide inspiration for generations to come.****Source:bicyclemag.comShare on: WhatsApp For the first time ever, Team Rwanda, coached by former professional cyclist of Santa Rosa, California, Sterling Magnell, traveled halfway around the world just for the chance to make history.Rwanda | JEFFREY STERN | During the second week of August, a team of six riders that have been training under the guidance of Magnell and founder of the team Jock Boyer, tackled their first UCI 2.HC sanctioned race in the United States; the Colorado Classic. The competition jump from local and Africa Tour races the team had competed in over the past few seasons was significant, but they held their own.“What an honor and a privilege to spend today with Team Rwanda,” said Magnell pre-race.Coming from the cycling hot bed of the Bay Area, Magnell knows talent when he sees it. The dedication, kindness and pure joy are elements from the young riders that might come as the biggest surprise. It’s odd to not to find them with grin to grin smiles on their faces at all times of the day.Boyer and Magnell have a mission to not only recruit, train, and compete in international cycling competitions, but also share knowledge with the next generation of athletes and coaches for sustained growth across the nation. Ultimately, Boyer and Magnell see bringing the program to other African nations as a way to help rebuild build communities with histories of conflict through the sport of cycling.The Rwanda team fared pretty well during the Colorado Classic competition too, with four of six riders surviving to finish the grueling high-elevation, four stage race in the Rocky Mountains including Jean Cloude Uwizeye finishing 47th out of nearly 100 riders. Didier Munyanez finished 25th during the Stage 3 circuit in Denver and Jean Paul Rene Ukiniwabo took 6th place in the young rider classification (riders under 25 years old).Considering the new environment, atmosphere and long journey not only from Africa but from the horrific 1994 genocide that plagued the country (many of the riders were young children then), their accomplishment carriers an even bigger meaning.last_img read more

Mallard’s Team of the Week —LVR Bombers West Kootenay Fieldhockey Champs

first_imgThe L.V. Rogers Bombers thought the road to the BC High School Girl’s Fieldhockey provincials would go through Trail.Not so say the Rockers of Castlegar. Host Stanley Humphries of Castlegar put up a huge fight, pushing the Bombers to shootout before LVR disposed of the Sunflower City squad in the final of the West Kootenay High School Girl’s Fieldhockey championships Thursday in Pass Creek Park.The Bombers now advance to the BC BC High School Girl’s Fieldhockey Championships next month in Oliver.Mallard’s Source for sports would like to add to the achievement with Team of the Week honours.The squad includes, back row, L-R, -Ava Strautman, Emma Gregorich, Naomi Perkins, Heather Potkins, Julia Burkart, Emma Borhi, Kristina Merckle, Abbie Bourchier-Willans, Hailee Gerun, Lauren Walgren, coach Val Gibson, Allie Zondervan, Sarah Wade, Noa Butterfield, Hanna Quinn, Kyra Burkart, Noelle Wang, Jena Wheeldon, Anna Goeppner, Tara Yowek, coach, Bruce Walgren, Sydney Ednie, Svenja Rennecke and Yu Takahashi.last_img read more

South Africa marks Women’s Month

first_img1 August 2013 South Africa marked the start of Women’s Month on Thursday, with the government set to host a variety of events to celebrate women’s achievements in the country, along with dialogues on the opportunities and challenges facing women today. The national Women’s Day event will be held at Thulamahashe in Bushbuckridge, Mpumalanga province on Friday, 9 August. The Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs kicked off the month by hosting a conference focusing on women in local government. The Department of Science and Technology will be hosting the annual Women in Science awards, while the Department of Health will be hosting a dialogue with young women on teenage pregnancy and sexual and reproductive health and rights. The Department of Basic Education will highlight their flagship Techno Girls project, which encourages girls to study science and follow science-related careers. An alumni function will be held with girls who have benefited from the programme. Various roundtables will be held by the departments of Trade and Industry and Public Works with business women in various sectors including the construction industry. South African Women in Law will host their annual programme promoting the role of women in the law fraternity. The Department of Home Affairs, meanwhile, has honoured the four women who led the 1956 Women’s March against apartheid’s pass laws by naming the four machines that will produce the country’s new smart ID cards after them. “Our Constitution recognises women as equal citizens, with equal rights and responsibilities,” acting Government Communications and Information System CEO Phumla Williams said on Thursday. “We are inspired by all patriotic women who took up the fight for gender equality and freedom.” Williams added that the country was marking Women’s Month “mindful of the growing scourge of child and women abuse. “Government continues its fight against acts of crime as we have seen recently with the speed with which the police moved in apprehending those who seem set on inflicting harm on our sisters and mothers.” Source: read more

FD Virtual Conference Session| Sexual Orientation and Gender Expression within Families

first_imgThis September, the MFLN will host the second annual Virtual Conference which will be held September 18-20. This year’s conference will focus on cultural competency through awareness, action, and advocacy and will include a keynote, capnote, and 4 sessions in between.The Family Development team has invited past webinar facilitator, Dr. Jenifer McGuire to present  Sexual Orientation and Gender Expression within Families. In 2017, Dr. McGuire provided the Family Development team with two webinars- The ABCs of LGBT: Learning Language and Inclusive Practices in Work with LGBT Families and TRANSforming Conversations: Addressing Needs of Transgender Youth and their Families. We are delighted to have Dr. McGuire join us again during our 2018 Virtual Conference to discuss the context for working with and advocating for families with diverse structures, sexualities, and genders. She will also discuss diverse families and family members within the context of the military experience and so much more!Please join us as Dr. McGuire facilitates another engaging, insightful, and relevant session on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 1:30pm ET. To find out more about the 2018 Virtual Conference and to register, check out our 2018 Virtual Conference Page!last_img read more

Hold Assembly polls in J&K: CPI(M)

first_imgSenior CPI(M) leader M.Y. Tarigami on Friday said the Centre’s decision to extend President’s rule in Jammu and Kashmir for six more months had “deprived the people here of a democratically elected government for the last more than one year.”“In the absence of an elected government, uncertainty in the State is deepening day-by-day and dissatisfaction among a large section of people is increasing. Only effective response to this situation would have been to hold early Assembly polls as there is no justification to delay it, neither political nor constitutional,” said Mr. Tarigami.Rajnath’s promiseHe said not holding Assembly elections on time and not having an elected government in Jammu and Kashmir was not in the interests of the country. “Last year in December, then Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh in Parliament had said that the Centre was ready to hold Assembly polls in the State. What happened to those promises?“If elections to urban local bodies, panchayats and the Lok Sabha were held, what is the logic in deferring Assembly polls which are due since last November when the Assembly was dissolved by the Governor? An elected government’s rule is any day better than Governor’s rule and bureaucratic rule,” Mr. Tarigami said.‘BJP responsible’He said the overall situation was very bad in Kashmir. “The first responsibility for this is with the BJP because they hold power in Delhi and are directly ruling the State for more than a year. They should without any further delay recommend to the Election Commission to announce Assembly polls,” he added.last_img read more

Mouser: Wireless Xpress Bluetooth modules simplify drop-in connectivity upgrades

first_imgMouser Electronics is now stocking the Wireless Xpress BGX13x modules from Silicon Labs. Providing a configuration-based development experience with everything engineers need to quickly develop Bluetooth technology-based Internet of Things applications, the Wireless Xpress BGX13x modules offer Bluetooth 5 compliance in either a system-in-package or PCB module for a variety of IoT applications, including smart home devices, sensors, and industrial monitoring.The Silicon Labs Wireless Xpress BGX13x modules enable a Bluetooth low energy cable replacement solution without requiring wireless firmware development. Using only the modules’ UART interface, the devices allow embedded systems to connect and communicate across a Bluetooth low energy link to smartphones and other BGX devices. Users can also remotely manage and update Bluetooth-enabled products over the air using native device management features. With Silicon Labs’ Zentri Device Management Service, end users can easily install and update firmware, view real-time device health metrics, and adjust product settings through mobile apps.Both the BGX13P PCB module and the BGX13S SiP include an on-board Bluetooth stack controlled through an Xpress command API, plus cable replacement firmware pre-programmed — all in modules that require a total PCB area of just 51 mm². Both modules also feature certifications from Bluetooth, CE, FCC, Japan, and South Korea.The modules are supported by the Wireless Xpress BGX13P Starter Kit, which includes a BGX13P Expansion Board with a pre-mounted BGX13P Module. The BGX13P Expansion Board can operate in stand-alone mode with a PC via USB port or in a simulated embedded host mode with a Silicon Labs EFM8 or EFM32 Starter Kit.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules Continue Reading Previous Maxim: extended digital IO family addresses Industry 4.0 challengesNext EKF: quad M12-X GbE ports for XEON processor CPU cardslast_img read more

Photo: The ACC Network Misidentified UNC Point Guard Joel Berry As N.C. State Quarterback Jacoby Brissett

first_imgACC Network used NC State QB Jacoby Brissett's picture for Joel Berry.North Carolina is taking on Boston College on the road today, and Tar Heels freshman point guard Joel Berry is returning to the court after missing nearly a month with an injury.The ACC Network put up the following graphic to discuss Berry’s return, with one small problem. The player in the headshot isn’t Berry. Instead, it’s N.C. state quarterback Jacoby Brissett.Nope. That’s not @JoelBerryII.— UNC Humor (@UNCMemes) February 7, 2015Now, Brissett and Berry share the same initials and both play in the state of North Carolina. And the point guard is the quarterback on the basketball court, right? So I guess it’s close enough.Actually no, it’s not. At all. But at least this graphic was in coherent English, as opposed to this one involving UNC.last_img read more