Washington State: Is starting to cool down after winning three out of their last four games. The Cougars are in the bottom half of the conference standings, and with the conference tournament nearing closer, tonight’s loss shouldn’t affect their seeding drastically come tournament time. Utah led by double digits for most of the second half. The Cougars were able to get within eight points in the last two minutes but were denied by clutch free-throw shooting from the Utes. Robert Franks scored 29 points with seven rebounds for Washington State (11-16, 4-10). CJ Elleby added 16 points and seven rebounds. February 23, 2019 /Sports News – Local Utah hangs on to beat Washington State 92-79 Tags: Pac 12/Utah Runnin’ Utes Basketball FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Sedrick Barefield scored 33 points to lead Utah to a 92-79 victory over Washington State on Saturday night. Washington State: Plays at Stanford on Thursday. Utah: Gets back in the win column after losing two games in a row to Arizona State and Washington. The win comes at a crucial time with the Utes sitting just outside the top four seeds in the Pac-12 standings. BIG PICTURE Associated Press Barefield, Van Dyke and Both Gach made 10 of 12 free throws for the Utes in the last 2:35. Gach caught a long pass down court from Charles Jones, and finished with a big dunk to seal the victory with 52 seconds remaining. UP NEXT: Utah led 45-43 at halftime but broke things open early in the second half with a 6-0 run after Van Dyke knocked down back-to-back 3-pointers within 40 seconds of each other, giving Utah a 64-50 advantage with 13:04 remaining. Donnie Tillman added 16 points and 11 rebounds for Utah (15-12, 9-6 Pac-12). Parker Van Dyke had 17 points on 5-of-9 shooting from 3-point range. Written by Utah: Travels to play Colorado next Saturday.
By Donald WittkowskiJohn Haymal took refuge Saturday inside his 1930 Ford hot rod while torrential rain pelted the black car.The Ocean City resident normally is busy telling classic car aficionados the story about how he transformed his antique Ford from a heap of battered metal into a head-turning racer.“It was in very bad condition,” he said.But on this day, there were few car fans for Haymal to talk to other than some diehards who, tucked under their umbrellas, braved the gloomy weather to marvel at the automobiles from a bygone era lining the grounds of the Ocean City Tabernacle.“What are you going to do?” Haymal said glumly of the rain.The sloppy conditions put a damper on Ocean City’s Classic Car & Street Rod Show, as well as what was supposed to be a glamorous parade Saturday afternoon of the vintage autos on the Boardwalk. The old cars and trucks lined up for the parade, but few people were around to enjoy the spectacle.A 1936 Cord Westchester owned by Galloway Township resident Ron Tornese shows off its classic design during the car parade on the Boardwalk.“It’s very disappointing,” Galloway Township resident Ron Tornese said of the rain while sitting behind the wheel of his 1936 Cord Westchester on the near-empty Boardwalk.Tornese recalled the big crowds that greeted the classic cars last year, when the weather was sunny.“Last year, there were so many people on the Boardwalk looking at all of the cars,” he said.Tornese’s Cord represented American luxury transportation when it was built by the Indiana-based Auburn Automobile Co. in the 1920s and ’30s. Auburn, unfortunately, faded into history when it went bankrupt.The mocha-colored Cord Westchester owned by Tornese combines innovative features with a classic body style. It even has air-conditioning, which was unusual for a car in the 1930s.“It’s got all the modern conveniences, but a great, old look,” said Tornese, who valued the car at $40,000.The Classic Car & Hot Rod Show featured antique cars and trucks from virtually every era up to the 1980s. All of them were 1988 and older.Vintage trucks and cars line the grounds of the Ocean City Tabernacle for the show.Antique car fan Rick Goodhart said he attends the show every year – rain or shine. On Saturday, he was catching peeks of the cars from underneath his umbrella.“We’re not going to let some rain keep us away,” said Goodhart, a resident of Lancaster, Pa., who has a summer home in Ocean City. “You’ve got to support these people for bringing their cars here. It took a lot of gutsiness for them to come out in this weather.”Haymal, the owner of the 1930 Ford hot rod, explained that he has a collection of classic cars. He said he extensively restored the old Ford after first getting the body and frame in rough shape.“It’s one of my favorite cars,” he said. “It certainly attracts a lot of attention. Everyone seems to comment about it.”Ocean City resident John Haymal’s restored Ford hot rod is a classic from the 1930s.Tony Nastus, of North Brunswick, N.J., was admiring Haymal’s car in the rain. Despite being soaking wet, Nastus said he didn’t hesitate about heading out to the car show.“She knows how much I like old cars. I said to her, ‘Let’s go to the car show.’ The rain didn’t stop us,” Nastus said about his companion, Rosemarie, who declined to give her last name. Classic car buff Rick Goodhart, of Lancaster, Pa., takes cover from the soaking rain under his umbrella.
People who like shopping in Ocean City’s downtown will also get to browse Boardwalk businesses at the one-day indoor sale. By MADDY VITALE For likely the first time in Ocean City’s history, the Boardwalk merchants and the downtown shops are joining forces to offer customers one event in one location to showcase items at special prices in a one-day sale called Market Madness.On Saturday, March 7, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., shoppers will be able to browse merchandise from more than 40 Boardwalk shops and downtown stores all at the historic Flanders Hotel. Unique specialty items will be featured at discounts, along with a host of amusement ride operator tables, eateries and candy stores selling gift cards and other items.The hotel, at 11th Street and the Boardwalk, will provide beverages and food a la carte. Parking is free. “I’m really excited about it. It will be the best of Ocean City all under one roof – the biggest sale of the year,” said Wes Kazmarck, president of the Boardwalk Merchants Association.He continued, “This is an event that will show that coming together – partnering makes things work really well. It is a good time for Boardwalk merchants to sell merchandise at great deals and it really gets our tourist base to keep the 2020 season in mind.”The shopping extravaganza will feature deals on Boardwalk business merchandise and downtown shops.Kazmarck noted that it is not just a sale. Each year the city features fall and spring block parties in the downtown that spur economic boosts for not only downtown merchants, but also Boardwalk business owners.With Market Madness, shops, amusement businesses and some eateries will be under one sale, a new venture that will hopefully expand each year, Kazmarck said.“This is something that we have never been able to pull off before,” he said. “Any time there is a sale, the entire town benefits from it. The Boardwalk benefits from the block parties. During the Fourth of July, we do great, especially when the weather is good. The downtown also does well.”Kazmarck said when deciding when to put on the new one-day sale, he spoke with merchants citywide.“It’s a perfect weekend to do a sale,” he said. “Being a parent with kids in a ton of activities, the beginning of March is not as busy for sports, so that should help families who want to come to the sale.”In addition to discounted merchandise, Kazmarck said Market Madness will really reflect what people could see when shopping both in the downtown and the Boardwalk. “You could go there and get a nice snapshot of the business district,” he said. “Customers get good deals and we sell some merchandise. It is really a win-win.”Kazmarck explained that he came up with the idea for a joint sale to help bolster business in a slower time of the year. He noted that he received a lot of support when he presented the idea to Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Michele Gillian, Danielle Guerriero, president of the Downtown Merchants Association, and Caitlin Quirk, vice president of the Downtown Merchants Association. Kazmarck, owner of Surf Mall on the Boardwalk in Ocean City and The Birdcage in Sea Isle City, said he wanted to emulate the success of Sea Isle’s “Flea by the Sea” indoor sale, but on a larger scale. Just as sidewalk sales are successful in the spring and fall, organizers hope holding an indoor sale will draw a crowd.“Early March is a good time of year to get Ocean City on the mind,” Kazmarck said. “Since Sea Isle was so successful, I felt like it was an event that we could do in Ocean City, but bigger, in a centralized location.”He said that the Flanders Hotel has been “extremely accommodating.”“This is a great event,” he said. “The downtown, the Chamber, the city and hospitality (industry) are working together to jump-start the season.”This time of year, Ocean City primarily sees year-round residents and second homeowners at the shops, eateries and boutiques, he pointed out.Caitlin Quirk, vice president of the Downtown Merchants Association, said the event will boost sales for the two districts.“There is nothing that drives business more than having an event,” she said. “I am very excited.”She added that newly appointed Downtown Merchants Association President Danielle Guerriero did a lot of work to help make the sale possible.“Danielle is hitting the ground running. She is getting in touch with shops and getting them interested in the sale daily,” said Quirk, owner of Bowfish Kids, a children’s shop on Asbury Avenue.“We will have everything under one roof. The collaboration between the two districts will help us as merchants to clear our shelves and will give shoppers a good opportunity to get good deals in one centralized location,” Quirk said. “I will be working and shopping.”
– Artist Sharon Baker, 45, made a life-size model of her own body entirely out of bread for an exhibition in London’s Docklands last weekend. The 5ft 3in model weighed 36 kilos before it was baked at Brooklands College, Weybridge.- Edwards Bakery in Wigan sold blue and white pies ahead of Wigan FC’s Carling Cup Final against Mancheser United in its four shops last weekend. The traditional recipe included beef, potatoes, ham, turkey, carrot, and football-shaped onions for the pie, with blue pastry lid, created by using food dye. The bakery also made blue and white gingerbread men. The final score was 4-0 against Wigan.- Machinery manufacturer Polin is supplied through Brook Food, which is based in Minehead, Somerset, and not Farnham, as printed in last week’s edition. Brook is the sole UK agent for Polin in the UK and Ireland.- The Chancelor will give his Budget speech to Parliament on Wednesday March 22- Patisserie Valerie is to open its 12th shopby Easter, branded Valerie’s Tearoom, in London’s West End. Director Enzo Scalzo said a further two outlets will open in London in 2006.- Stoke-on-Trent bakery Traditional Oatcakes has taken orders from as far afield as Australia and the USA after putting the mixture for the oatcakes on sale on its website.
Global bakery products supplier CSM has reached an agreement to acquire US bakery manufacturer Best Brands for a cash consideration of $510m.The takeover of Best Brands, one of the largest premium bakery manufacturers in the US, would make CSM the “undisputed market leader in the North American bakery supplies market”, according to the firm, with total sales in excess of $2.3bn.The firm said the deal would help strengthen its position in the in-store bakery market a sector it has targeted for future growth.”The acquisition of Best Brands fits our strategic journey, which started in 2005,” said CSM CEO Gerard Hoetmer. “This acquisition will strengthen our ability to deliver organic growth in the North American market, in particular, as we leverage opportunities to grow the in-store and out-of-home markets.”Best Brands achieved sales of $538m in 2009, with around 75% of sales from the in-store arm of its business. Its product portfolio includes laminated dough, cakes, muffins, fillings and mixes. In addition to in-store bakeries, it supplies to foodservice, retail and wholesale customers.The transaction is expected to be completed in March 2010.
Restaurateur Oliver Peyton has spoken of his vision to have a bakery on every high street.The entrepreneur told the Daily Telegraph of his high hopes for his six-strong chain of Peyton and Byrne bakeries.Peyton told the newspaper: “My dream is to have one of these shops on every high street in Britain, but it’s one of those businesses where you have to learn it as you go along. We want to become the best in the world by expanding, bring more talent in and becoming more creative. I’m hoping, in the next couple of years, that the company can really start to fly. The future of the country is making companies like ours much bigger.” The company received funding of £6.25m from the Business Growth Fund (BGF) in December 2012, to help accelerate the company’s roll-out programme of high-street retail bakeries over the next four years and to facilitate new restaurant launches.The most recent addition to Peyton’s bakery chain opened in Greenwich, south-east London near to the Cutty Sark this July. It has its own bread oven, and bakes soda bread, sourdough and seven-seed loaves, fresh on site. The menu also includes muffins, Chelsea buns and sausage rolls.The ambition for expansion comes after the company withdrew its Brighton contracts with a number of Brighton and Hove museum cafés. Operation of the stores and tearooms will end at the Brighton Dome, Brighton Museum, the Royal Pavilion and Hove Museum over the next few months. This decision was made in order to concentrate on its core London activities.Janita Bagshawe, Brighton and Hove Council’s head of the Royal Pavilion, arts and museums said: “We are disappointed that Peyton and Byrne will be leaving at this stage, especially as they have invested considerably locally in existing and new outlets over the past 16 months. We are pleased to confirm, however, that Brighton Dome and Brighton Festival and the Royal Pavilion will continue working in partnership on a joint tender for event catering and daytime cafés.”
The Claypool Lennon Delirium continue to bewilder, bringing a truly psychedelic sound that falls somewhere between Primus, The Beatles, and Pink Floyd. It’s more than just those elements though, as the CLD have a uniqueness that transcends their influences and creates something larger than its whole. After just releasing their debut album, The Monolith of Phobos, the band continues to promote the new release with an extensive tour and, now, their first-ever television performance.For the band’s debut, they found their way onto The Late Late Show With James Corden, finding the groove on their original song “Breath Of A Salesman.” If you’re looking for a reason to hang, then watch the stream below.Claypool Lennon pick up their tour on July 21st in Seattle, WA.
Pexels Stock Image.ALBANY – The minimum wage in Upstate New York’s will increase to $12.50 an hour on December 31.The State’s Department of Labor announced on Wednesday the raise is part of the minimum wage phase in taking place across the state.The phase in was announced after a report by the Division of the Budget found the Upstate’s labor market is amongst those leading New York’s economic recovery from the downturn caused by the global pandemic.Other findings in the report include: Just prior to the pandemic, the State achieved a record low unemployment rate of 3.7% while raising the minimum wage for four years.The Long Island/Westchester county regional unemployment rate has fallen from its April peak of 15.9 percent to 7.1 percent in October, while the remainder of Upstate has fallen from its 15.4 percent April peak to 6.8 percent in October.According the December edition of the Federal Reserve Beige Book, as employment rebounds Upstate, an employment agency observed: “scattered signs of a pickup in hiring, especially for lower-wage workers” and “particular difficulty in recruiting customer-service representatives.” The agency also noted “a particular upward trend in wages at the lower end of the pay scale.”The report concludes: close examination of the available economic data by region suggests that the labor market recoveries on Long Island and in Westchester and the remainder of Upstate are proceeding apace and are not likely to be substantially harmed by the minimum wage increases scheduled for the end of this yearThe minimum wage in New York City is set to increase to $15 an hour for companies with 10 or fewer employees. Companies with more than 10 employees have had to pay $15 an hour since the end of 2018.Long Island & Westchester’s minimum wage will increase to $14 an hour, and is scheduled to increase to $15 an hour on December 31, 2021.No further increases for the rest of New York State are currently scheduled. Future increases will be based on an indexed schedule to be set by the Director of the Division of the Budget in consultation with the Department of Labor following an annual review of the impact.Last week some lawmakers, including local Senator George Borrello, called on the Governor to hold off on rising the state’s minimum wage in an effort to help businesses already struggling due to COVID-19. 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)
United Way Community Campaign Exceeds $3.8m GoalInvestments Impact all of Chittenden CountyUnited Way of Chittenden County announced today it expects to meet and exceed its goal of $3.8 million for its 2004 Community Campaign. By the end of March, it anticipates having reached 102% of goal.”These are challenging times for everyone,” stated volunteer Community Campaign Chair Kevin Dwyer, who is Senior Vice President of Hackett Valine & MacDonald. “Amidst those challenges, our community came together to create relief for those that struggle the most. It wouldn’t be possible without the enthusiastic support of more than 500 campaign volunteers.”Campaign dollars will be invested in programs which will make the most impact on our community’s most critical needs, and will serve more than 100,000 people throughout Chittenden County. Thanks to the success of the campaign, United Way can continue to invest in programs that are changing lives and shaping communities.Where the Money Comes FromEvery dollar counts! United Way of Chittenden County raises more than 70 percent of its annual community campaign from average employees during workplace campaigns. Approximately 475 local companies participate by organizing workplace campaigns, making corporate gifts, or both. The remaining funds come from individuals and corporate gifts.”We’re always excited to share the news about the numbers,” said Gretchen Morse, Executive Director. “But it is far more important to share the news about people’s lives that are being changed – all year long – thanks to the generosity of more than 15,000 donors.”Morse highlighted several workplace campaigns which raised over $100,000 – IBM’s Employee Charitable Contribution Campaign (ECCC), General Dynamics, IDX, Dwight Asset Management, UVM and Fletcher Allen – as wonderful examples of making a positive impact both inside the workplace community, as well as outside in the broader community.Where the Money GoesThe community-review process of distributing the 2004 Community Campaign funds is now underway, with more than 60 seasoned community members who volunteer their time to study funding requests. Focusing on four basic criteria – community needs, management and accountability, outcomes and financial need – the allocations teams visit agencies, review program outcomes and will then meet in mid-March to prepare funding recommendations for Board approval.”United Way does so much more than just raise money,” added Dwyer. “United Way takes a broad perspective of community need, evaluates where that money will have the greatest impact, and invests it wisely. United Way-funded programs are keeping kids in school, making our streets safer, helping us respond to crisis, and making it possible for local non-profit agencies to meet the growing and diverse needs of young and old alike.”Thanks to numerous dedicated volunteers who donate their time throughout the year, United Way of Chittenden County is able to keep costs low and invest more in helping people. On average, administrative and fundraising costs are no more than 15%, which is far below the 35% threshold described in the Better Business Bureau’s Wise Giving Alliance Standards for Charity Accountability. (http://www.give.org/standards/newcbbbstds.asp(link is external))Contributions also support the United Way Volunteer Center, which coordinates volunteer-matching programs for individuals, groups, youths and businesses, as well as provides volunteer support and training for non-profits, schools and government agencies. Last year, 318 such groups were served by the United Way Volunteer Center. As a result, 1,950 volunteers contributed 125,063 hours of volunteer time for a value of $1,856,222 to the community. Yet, there is more than can be done. Approximately 1,666 volunteer requests remained unmet last year.Dwyer, reflecting on his year as campaign chair, thanked the hundreds of workplace volunteers who coordinated events and rallied to spread United Way’s message. He emphasized that “The mobilization of individuals throughout our community is what has made this campaign a success.”United Way of Chittenden County is an independent, non-profit organization governed by a local, all-volunteer Board of Directors. United Way collaborates with other non-profits, local government, schools, courts, businesses and others to make the most impact on the issues that most matter in our community. To learn more, call 864-7541, or visit www.unitedwaycc.org(link is external). United Way’s Volunteer Center serves more than 400 local non-profit organizations, matching their needs with volunteer skills and time. To volunteer, call 860-1677, or visit www.unitedwaycc.org/volunteer(link is external). Vermont 2-1-1, a program of the United Ways of Vermont, is an information and referral helpline serving all Vermonters. Need help finding help? Dialing 2-1-1 is your first step. Or visit www.vermont211.org(link is external).# # #
Extreme weather is likely to occur during the transitional period from dry to rainy season in Indonesia, the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) warned.“In this transitional period [from September to October], we need to be alert to potential extreme weather such as short heavy rainfall with lightning or thunderstorms, whirlwinds and hailstorms,” BMKG meteorology deputy Guswanto said in a written statement on Monday.The agency also predicted that heavy intensity rainfall along with lightning or thunderstorms would happen in several regions including North and West Sumatra, West Java, all provinces of Kalimantan, South Sulawesi, Maluku and Papua within the next week. The public is asked to be alert to possible flooding, flash floods, landslides and whirlwinds that follow heavy rainfall.Heavy rainfall followed by floods occurred in several parts of West Java and Jakarta on Monday. The water level of many rivers also reportedly rose due to the high volume of torrential rain.“The heavy rainfall was caused by unstable atmospheric conditions which are strengthened with atmospheric Rossby waves [naturally occurring waves caused by the Earth’s rotation and which affect the planet’s weather and climate] and wind horizontal convergence,” Guswanto explained.“These atmospheric phenomena increase the potential for rain clouds [nimbus] to emerge around the West Java region,” he added.Topics :