As a mark of respect for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings, President Obama has directed that flags be flown at half-staff effective immediately and ending at sunset April 20, 2013. The Vermont State House, all Federal and State Facilities around the state and public buildings and grounds around the state. Per Federal Code P.L. 94-344 and Presidential Order.Which flags will be lowered:The US flag, Vermont State flag, POW flags, and any other flags **Date the flags are to be lowered:Immediately, Tuesday, April 16, 2013Date the flags are to return to full staff:Sunset, April, 20, 2013Reason to lower flag(s):As a mark of respect for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings, President Obama has directed that flags be flown at half-staff effective immediately and ending at sunset April 20, 2013.** Please note all flags must fly at half-staff for that period of time.Rule: When the U.S. flag is lowered, the Vermont flag, the POW flag, and any other flag must also be lowered, because the U.S. flag must always fly above or equal to any other flags that are flown.
Independent/Gianna Volpe“The Barn,” at 2746 Sound Avenue in Riverhead, was packed on Saturday night, April 6, as folks raised funds for SAVES cat rescue along with Spirit’s Promise Equine Rescue Program. Twelve-year-old Spirit’s Promise volunteer, Cassandra Keany, cuddled with Pirate. Share
The 18-year-old joins the Florida-based preparatory school, which is led by Coach Loren B. Jackson, who has more than 20 years of experience coaching over 150 NCAA Division One athletes.“I’m very excited to be joining Victory Rock Prep this season,” Koukouravas told bristolflyers.co.uk.“I had a number of different options available back home for next year but decided that going out to the States was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that I couldn’t turn down.“My ultimate goal is to play NCAA college basketball and I think the experience of having a year in the States at a prep school will really help make that dream possible.”Koukouravas, who is also captain of the Welsh Under-18s national team flew out to the States earlier this month to link up with his new team-mates ahead of the upcoming season.He becomes the third student from SGS College’s basketball academy to sign an athletic scholarship overseas for the upcoming season.“Playing at SGS and on an international level with Wales has been a really valuable experience,” said Koukouravas.“I feel confident the knowledge I have gained here in Bristol will be valuable for me moving forward.”Head coach Andreas Kapoulas said: “The SGS basketball academy has offered Alex the opportunity to develop his game to the next level and he’s really made the most of it.“We believe he is ready for the next step in his basketball career and we will be following his continued development closely with Victory Rock Prep and beyond.”Keep up to date with the latest news throughout the off-season by liking ‘Bristol Flyers’ on Facebook, or following @BristolFlyers on Twitter.
AUBURN — Justin Garrett, the breakout performer of spring practice in 2013 and a top performer this time a year ago, suffered yet another injury and could miss the remainder of spring practice.“He had a high ankle sprain two weeks ago and that’s a hard one to come back from,” outside linebackers coach Lance Thompson said. “Before Justin got hurt we had kind of dual trained him (at Buck and weakside linebacker); there’s a lot of dual training going on because of some of the injuries we had.”The 6-foot-1 228 pound Garrett was expected to backup fellow seniors Kris Frost and Cassanova McKinzy and was off to a good start in the eyes of defensive coordinator Will Muschamp.A tailor made player for the “star” position in Ellis Johnson’s defense, Garrett encountered his first setback in Aug. 2013, when a foot injury sidelined him to start the season, then a second foot injury ended his season early.Garrett had 17 tackles and four hurries last season.
(Reuters) – The National Football League (NFL), the only major American sporting league so far largely unaffected by the coronavirus outbreak, says it is on course to begin its season on time in September. “We plan announcing late next week the full regular season schedule that begins with Kickoff on September 10 and culminates with the Super Bowl in Tampa February 7, 2021,” NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said in an email to Reuters.Each team is expected to play 16 regular season games as per usual, though the league is evaluating contingency plans should this prove untenable, multiple media outlets have reported.It is yet to be announced whether fans will be allowed to attend games. While other major sporting leagues, including the National Basketball Association (NBA) and Major League Baseball (MLB), have shut down due to the coronavirus, the NFL has been able to buy time before making any major decisions.Its season ended in early February, shortly before evidence of a major coronavirus outbreak in the United States became widely known.Some areas of the U.S. are now starting to emerge from lockdown as rules are relaxed even as the number of confirmed coronavirus cases rises in some states. Last week’s NFL draft attracted record U.S. television ratings in a country starved of live sporting action.
Miss Sa with Sandy Chapo.PSC Golf from the Billabong BarWednesday, Sept. 25, Green Valley – MedalIt was monthly medal time at Green Valley today, and how the rain has improved the course so much. The greens were a little slower than usual but that was the only thing you could possibly have a go at. A very large thank you goes to Brian Chapman, the CEO of Haven Consultants, for his generous sponsorship every month for this tournament both from the men and ladies who religiously play it with fierce competition.Auke Engekles and Sandy Chapo.In the ladies division, Miss Tan came 3rd with 74 net, 2nd went to Miss Porn with a level 72 net but the lady of the day was Miss Sa who shot a gross 82 off her 18 handicap and a score of 64 net to take the trophy. There were a few ‘2’s, coming from Miss Ta and two from Miss Sa. In the men’s division the scores were not so good but they rarely ever are at this course. Tales were heard of one golfer having a 9 on the par four 17th and he would have got in the prizes even with a triple on that hole! Another who actually did get in the prizes had a 10 on a par four so it wasn’t all smiles out there for everyone.Coming in 3rd place today was the stand in captain Kevin Wild who even though had the 10 came in with a net 79. Tony Oakes took second spot with a fine 71 and the winner, who just recently said he was thinking of giving the game up for a while as he was playing that bad, scored a net 68 to take the trophy – well done Auke Engekles.
By Jessica Anstice For its 39th annual musical, Kooweerup Secondary College students will perform Wicked: The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.
The Trail Smoke Eaters surrendered a late 3rd period lead and fell in overtime to the Salmon Arm Silverbacks by a 3-2 score on Friday night at the Shaw Centre. It was a bit of a feeling out process in the opening period of play as the two teams collected seven shots each with none finding the back of the net. Trail had the 1st period’s only power play that offered some strong pressure but nothing past Silverbacks netminder Ethan Langenegger, who made 7 saves as did Smoke Eaters Adam Marcoux, who stopped all 7 shots thrown his way. After another stretch of scoreless play to begin the 2nd period, Matthew Verboon opened the scoring at the 12:20 mark to give Salmon Arm a 1-0 lead. The Silverbacks won a face-off in the offensive zone as Verboon grabbed the puck and fired a wrist shot through traffic past the glove side to give the home side a 1-0 advantage heading into the final regulation period of play.The Smoke Eaters opened the period with a flurry of chances and were eventually rewarded at the 9:51 mark courtesy of a power play. Kent Johnson took a right point shot that was stopped by the blocker of Langenegger with the rebound coming loose on the right side as Hayden Rowan banged home the puck for his 15th goal of the season and tied the game at 1-1. Just 1:02 later, Trail earned their first lead of the game coming off the rush. Braeden Tuck passed along on the right side for a skating Chase Stevenson just outside of the blue line as he streamed his way to the glove side before sending a puck to the front of the net as it banked off of the left arm of Langenegger and into the back of the net for his team leading 18th goal of the season as the Smoke Eaters jumped ahead by a 2-1 score at the 10:53 mark of the middle stanza.As the period went along, the Silverbacks started to apply more pressure and came through in the final minute to tie the game with the goaltender at the bench for an extra attacker. Justin Wilson came off the bench and fired a shot wide of the net as the puck skipped to the front of the goal with Nick Unruh pushing the puck through the fray and past Marcoux at the 19:07 mark to even the game at 2-2 and force overtime.The Smoke Eaters had a chance to win the game around the minute mark of the extra session as Tuck took a pass from Stevenson just inside the blue line and had an open man on the blocker side in Trevor Zins, who missed on the one-timer chance as the puck was collected by Salmon Arm to go back the other way. Justin Wilson carried the puck up the right-wing side and kept wide on the outside before outwaiting everyone to get just below the goal line and tucked the puck inside the glove side post past a sprawled Marcoux to close the game 1:07 into the overtime period and give the Silverbacks the victory. Ethan Langenegger turned aside 30 of the 32 shots he faced in the Silverbacks net in his 13th win of the season while Adam Marcoux stopped 29 of the 32 shots thrown his way in his 21st defeat of the season.FINAL SCORE: 3-2 Silverbacks (OT)SHOTS ON GOAL: 32-32SMOKE EATERS PP: 1/3SMOKE EATERS PK: 2/23 STARS:1) Justin Wilson (1-1-2)2) Nick Unruh (1-0-1)3) Chase Stevenson (1-0-1)Fortis Energy Player of the Game: Darren Rizzolo (0-0-0)ATTENDANCE: 841The Smoke Eaters (17-21-7-3) complete their weekend double header in the Shuswap against the Salmon Arm Silverbacks (22-19-4-1) at the Shaw Centre. Puck drop is slated for 7 PM from the provincial capital with the pre-game show getting underway at 6:50 PM with the Voice of the Smoke Eaters, Trevor Miller.
A now-fired San Antonio police officer concealed fragrances in a bag and grappled with security officers over her weapon as they attempted to take her into custody, police body-worn camera footage obtained by the KSAT Defenders shows.The San Antonio Police Department (SAPD) was forced to release video of the January 2018 arrest of Stephanie Solis inside Macy’s at Ingram Park Mall after she pleaded guilty to felony drug possession in August. Prosecutors dismissed a misdemeanor theft charge against Solis related to the incident.In the nearly 14-minute clip, an SAPD officer called to the store walks up and finds an off-duty Solis in handcuffs and appearing to be disheveled. Solis eventually admits that she is an SAPD officer, assigned to the department’s mental health unit.- Sponsor – An asset protection officer is seen on the footage handing over her gun, a Springfield XD .40, and her SAPD badge. “I wasn’t resisting. I was holding my gun,” said Solis. One of the security officers, however, disputed that account and said the weapon and its holster fell from her waist as he and another security officer attempted to take her into custody. A closed circuit television screen recorded by the officer’s body-worn camera shows security… KSAT12 News Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox. Sign up now
In a bright sign for recession-battered Silicon Valley, Santa Clara chipmaker Intel has just handed out its biggest employee bonuses since the dot-com era, reflecting the company’s vastly improved finances.The extra pay was provided in two larger-that-usual bonus categories, as well as in a third surprise “thank-you” bonus, which was the first time Intel had given that in several years, according to spokeswoman Gail Dundas.She said the company’s generosity stemmed largely from a big resurgence of business at Intel, which last week reported it earned $2.3 billion in the fourth quarter of 2009. That’s an 875 percent increase from the same period a year ago and the company’s biggest quarterly profit since the fourth quarter of 2005.Intel routinely offers two types of bonuses in January. In one of those, the company this time gave its employees 12.4 extra days of pay. Dundas said the last time that bonus was bigger was in 2000, when Intel paid its workers an extra 13.5 days salary.Intel also routinely pays another type of bonus in January based on each employee’s job level and performance multiplied by a number that reflects how well the company did that year. This time, Dundas said the Intel multiplier was 3.92, the highest it has been since 2000. In other words, an employee whose job level and performance warranted a $1,000 bonus actually received $3,920 using the latest multiplier, verses $2,660 in 2008, when the multiplier was less.On top of those two bonuses, “Intel U.S. employees each received a surprise $1,000 bonus in December as a thank you for the business results delivered for the company,” Dundas said. Intel employees in some other countries received $500, she added, noting that the last time Intel paid a thank-you bonus was in 2005.Dundas was vague about the total amount of the bonuses the company paid its worldwide work force of 79,800, as well as the range of compensation it gave to various employees, saying Intel doesn’t normally disclose that information.Aaron Boyd, research manager at Equilar, a Redwood City compensation consulting firm, said he is unaware of other Silicon Valley companies offering new or increased bonuses like Intel, which he noted “has really bounded back from where they were a year ago when things weren’t so rosy.”But given that Intel, the world’s biggest chipmaker, is widely viewed as a barometer for the tech industry, he said, other companies eventually might follow its example if their businesses also improve.Economic prospects do seem to be brightening for many local firms according to Carl Guardino, president and CEO of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, who consults regularly with the area’s business executives.Even in sluggish economic times when companies aren’t hiring, they often feel a need to pay bonuses to keep the top talent they have, Guardino said, adding that his organization also recently awarded most of its employees bonuses. “We wanted to send a message to our own team: ‘We believe in you,’” he said.