Gizelle Lucero, one of the most effective hitters on the College of the Redwoods softball team in 2018, has signed a letter of intent to play at Central Christian College in Kansas next season.Lucero announced her decision last week.“It feels good to be able to move on and play at the next level,” Lucero said. “My hard work has paid off. ”Lucero was selected to the 2018 Golden Valley All Conference softball team after a season during which the sophomore outfielder led her team in hits, with …
What injury? Klay Thompson looked as good as ever to start Game 4 of the NBA Finals Friday night.Unfortunately for the Warriors, Thompson was about all that was good offensively against the Raptors, who stunned Golden State 105-92 to grab a 3-1 series lead.The Warriors’ star guard, who sat out Game 3 with a strained left hamstring suffered in Game 2, returned to Oracle Arena with a vengeance. Any fears his hamstring would hamper him evaporated quickly as he buried six of his first nine …
The circus is doing a Proudly South African show, with excellent local acts, including Suzanne Wilkie with her delightful dogs and beautiful ponies, on Sunday afternoon, November 24, in the Big Top at the Boswell Wilkie circus farm at Randvaal.It will be a fun-filled family show, a 90-minute escape to the glittering fairytale world of circus.In October 2001, the Boswell Wilkie Circus gave its last show as a “travelling” circus, after nearly 50 years on the road. Since then the circus folk have been delighting both adults and children giving them the opportunity to perform in their own show on birthdays and special occasions.But here it is again – the real thing, an afternoon in the fantasy wonderland of the circus.Tickets are R39 each, which can be booked online at the Boswell Wilkie Circus web site. Detailed directions are also on the site. Light meals and drinks can be obtained at the Cafe du Cirque and there is a fresh produce shop on the farm.Source: Boswell Wilkie Circus
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Rain moves across Ohio today. The we can see a few moderate rains and a thunderstorm or two, but the heaviest action rained itself out off to our west in Indiana going back into last night. Rain totals today will be from .25″-1″. Rain continues Friday and Saturday with a second wave of action coming through. That also has the potential for .25”-1” with 80% coverage. We are dry For Sunday, and we look to be lucky enough to keep that dry pattern through the first half of Monday. Rains return Monday afternoon and last through Tuesday. We can see this turn into a significant rain maker, with a strong low lifting northeast across the state. In fact, we are raising the upper end of our rain totals again today, looking at half to 2-inch potential out of the event. Some models are stronger than others with the storm, but the simple fact is that the low looks impressive coming out of the central plains over the weekend, and it will be moving into a part of the country with a good, moist atmospheric profile…so the seeds will be there. Rain coverage will be over 80% of the state. The map at right shows rain potential over the next 7 days. Dry conditions will follow that system into the state for 5 days, from Wednesday through Sunday. In the extended period, we can see some scattered showers bringing .4” or less next Sunday night the 26th into Monday the 27th. Then a stronger front hits at the end of the moth, with rain and thunderstorms for the 30th and 31st. That front can trigger half to 1.5” of new precipitation. Temperatures for the coming period still look to be near normal. The rains will slow maturity or at least dry down a bit between now and the end of the month.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Not much happening today. We may see a slight increase in cloud cover as a minor trough works into Ohio, but those clouds will not yield any significant moisture. Temps stay near normal, thanks to cloud interference. We can see some scattered showers develop along the frontal boundary well past midnight tonight and then through the day tomorrow. This will bring rains from a few hundredths to .4″ to about 70% of the state from I-70 south. But, we see just a mix of clouds and sun from I 70 north in Ohio tomorrow. Dry Friday with full sunshine.On Saturday, we still are watching a bit of moisture in far NW Ohio and far SE. There may be a little bit of “fill in” over the northern third of the state later Saturday afternoon, but generally, we still look for a large part of the state to be precipitation free. Rains in the NW and SE will be up to .3″ with coverage limited to 30%. There clearly will be better rain off to the north and west of Ohio.We are partly to mostly sunny and dry from this Sunday on through next Thursday. Temps will be normal to a bit above, as south-southwest flow continues to warm us. A cold front finally arrives next Friday, bringing some rain potential, and cooler temps. Rains Friday will be from a few hundredths to .25″, mostly from US 30 northward. Then we see temps fall off into the start of the extended period, where temps go below normal.10 day rain potentialDry for the start of the 11-16 day extended period on Saturday and Sunday (5th and 6th). Clouds increase Monday the 7th with a chance of late showers there. We expect only a few hundredths to a tenth or so, with 60% coverage. Then dry for Tuesday and Wednesday (8th-9th), before we see good rains Thursday the 10th, up to half an inch and 80% coverage.
Mesut Ozil said on Sunday that he will not be playing international football for Germany after receiving much critisicm for having his photograph taken with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan.Earlier in the day, Ozil released an official statement on Twitter defending his stance over the picture with Turkish President saying it was not politics for him but about “respecting the highest office of my family’s country”.”My job is a football player and not a politician, and our meeting was not an endorsement of any policies,” Ozil said in the official statement.Six hours after making his stance clear on the controversial photograph, Ozil said that the treatment he has received from DFB (German Football Association) and many others “makes me no longer want to wear the German national team shirt”.”I feel unwanted and think what I have achieved since my international debut in 2009 has been forgotten.”People with racially discriminative backgrounds should not be allowed to work in the largest football federation in the world that has players from dual-heritage families. Attitudes like theirs simply do not reflect the players they supposedly represent.”It is with a heavy heart and after much consideration that because of recent events, I will no longer be playing for Germany at international level whilst I have this feeling of racism and disrespect,” Ozil said.”I used to wear the German shirt with such pride and excitement, but now I don’t.””This decision has been extremely difficult to make because I have always given everything for my teammates, the coaching staff and the good people of Germany. But when high-ranking DFB officials treat me as they did, disrespect my Turkish roots and selfishly turn me into political propaganda, then enough is enough.advertisement”That is not why I play football, and I will not sit back and do nothing about it. Racism should never, ever be accepted,” Ozil concluded.Ozil was a part of the German team that crashed out of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in the group stages, putting up their worst World Cup performance since 1938. This was only the second time in 80 years that they were knocked out in the first round.The past couple of weeks have given me time to reflect, and time to think over the events of the last few months. Consequently, I want to share my thoughts and feelings about what has happened. pic.twitter.com/WpWrlHxx74Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) July 22, 2018II / III pic.twitter.com/Jwqv76jkmdMesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) July 22, 2018III / III pic.twitter.com/c8aTzYOhWUMesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) July 22, 2018
Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, is imploring Jamaicans to start taking responsibility for their own health as a first line of defence against illness. Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, is imploring Jamaicans to start taking responsibility for their own health as a first line of defence against illness.“Jamaicans have to come to terms – and we have to keep making that point – that your personal health requires, in the first instance, you taking responsibility for taking care of yourself. It’s a simple point, but it is a fundamental point,” Dr. Tufton argued.“The reality is, a lot of people focus more often than not, on what hospitals and what doctors can and cannot do, rather than focus on the fact that if they drink a lot of rum and consume a lot of sugar, then they will be susceptible to getting all the ailments that are associated with that; that if they don’t spend half an hour a day to do a little exercise, or if they engage in smoking, then, ultimately, they are going to have issues with their personal health,” he added.He said that as the standard-bearer for public health, he has a responsibility to demonstrate “that… no matter who we are… engaging in some limited physical activity as part of our own defence mechanism against sickness and unhealthy living” is not impossible.Dr. Tufton, who was speaking at the reopening of the renovated Balaclava Health Centre in St. Elizabeth on Thursday (December 7), said greater focus has to be placed on the preventative side of healthcare, as this is far cheaper for everyone, including taxpayers and Government, when compared to the curative aspect.This involves making greater use of community health centres, which Dr. Tufton said are oftentimes bypassed by persons seeking non-emergency care, who, instead, opt to visit hospitals, resulting in lengthy wait times.He said that the Government is working to restore the credibility of the community health facilities, noting that among the measures being contemplated is increasing the availability of services during a 24-hour cycle, in order to better facilitate community members.Dr. Tufton is also encouraging health administrators to stage more outreach activities. “Instead of the people coming to us, we need to do more to go to the people in terms of the administration of community health,” he pointed out.“Sometimes, if the public health nurse, the mental health nurse, the doctor don’t go out to talk at the church, at the parent-teacher association (PTA) meeting, at the school and encourage people to be a part of the programme, they (citizens) don’t come (to the health centres) unless they are falling down,” he argued.“Ultimately, public health starts with primary community healthcare. It starts with the individual in the community understanding what they need to do to take care of themselves, and it starts with the facilities in the community that should lend critical support. I believe that as a country, if we were to do that, then, a lot of other things would fall into place,” Dr Tufton said. Story Highlights He said that the Government is working to restore the credibility of the community health facilities, noting that among the measures being contemplated is increasing the availability of services during a 24-hour cycle, in order to better facilitate community members. He said that as the standard-bearer for public health, he has a responsibility to demonstrate “that… no matter who we are… engaging in some limited physical activity as part of our own defence mechanism against sickness and unhealthy living” is not impossible.
WILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to do in Wilmington on Saturday, February 2, 2019:#1) Wilmington Travel Basketball’s Parents Night OutWilmington Travel Basketball is holding its annual Parents Night Out from 8pm to midnight at the Tewksbury/Wilmington Elks (777 South Street). The event will feature live music by DJ Dave Glinner, plus raffles. Tickets can be purchased for $20 each or two for $30. Contact a coach or team representative for tickets.#2) WHS Hockey & Wrestling In ActionThe WHS Girls Varsity Hockey Team hosts Melrose High at noon at Ristuccia, while the WHS Boys Varsity Hockey Team hosts Melrose High at 2pm at Ristutcica. The WHS Varsity Wrestling Team battles multiple schools at a meet at 10am at Reading High.#3) Shawsheen Tech Learn To Swim RegistrationShawsheen Tech will be holding registration for their upcoming Winter Learn to Swim Program. Walk-in sign-ups will be held at the Shawsheen Tech Pool on Saturday, February 2 and Saturday, February 9, from 9:30am-12:30pm, in the pool hallway. The registration form with additional information can be found HERE. Have a question? Contact Aquatics Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.#4) Book Store Next Door OpenThe Friends of the Wilmington Memorial Library’s Book Store Next Door (183 Middlesex Avenue) is open from 10am to 4pm. All books are $2 or less! Every penny of every sale benefits the Wilmington Memorial Library. Learn more HERE.#5) Wilmington Food Pantry OpenThe Wilmington Food Pantry (142 Chestnut Street) is open from 10am to noon for food donation drop-offs. Learn which food items the Pantry is most in need of HERE.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email email@example.com.Thank You To Our Sponsor:Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Monday, August 19, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Thursday, June 6, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Wednesday, January 9, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”
Sign up today for Muse 360 Arts’ “Dancing Many Drums Journey II” summer classes. The program offers dance, theatre, music, film and visual arts. Register today. The program sessions are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., June 22-31 at $100 a week. Call 410-235-0654 or visit www.muse360.org for more details. Spaces are almost filled.