Extra-curricular activities begin again at some Indiana schools

first_img Pinterest Extra-curricular activities begin again at some Indiana schools CoronavirusIndianaLocalNews Twitter WhatsApp Google+ Pinterest Twitter Facebook Facebook WhatsApp Previous articleKroger workers to receive at-home coronavirus testing kitsNext articleIndiana gas price in limbo thanks to the COVID effect Network Indiana By Network Indiana – July 7, 2020 0 351 (Photo Supplied/IHSAA) Monday, July 6, marked the first day where high school student-athletes in Indiana could start conditioning with their teams, under the Indiana High School Athletic Association’s three-phase plan to return to sports this fall.Under this first phase, all workouts are voluntary.“If families don’t feel safe or they’re not interested in sending their kid to work out with us, we totally understand,” says Joe Bronkella, the athletic director at Madison Consolidated High School.He says some athletes have been working out and training on their own, maybe at a gym, during the coronavirus pandemic, but the majority of athletes have not.“Phase One is more of a time, of a couple weeks, to ease back in to the flow, to ease ourselves back in to conditioning shape,” he said.Bronkella says there are still many restrictions during the IHSAA’s first phase. For example, athletes are limited to just 15 hours of conditioning per week. Locker rooms remain closed as well, which has created a bit of a challenge for athletic directors.“So we’ve designated areas where they can come in, and designate areas where they go out,” Bronkella said. “We are also not utilizing our drinking fountains, so they have to bring in their own water bottles.”Bronkella says he is also alternating which sports can come to campus to have training and conditioning, to help limit the number of people at the school. So some teams and sports started Monday, while others won’t start until Tuesday, and will go back-and-forth throughout the week on which days they have athletes come in for workouts. He knows of other schools and athletic directors around the state that have similar plans.He has also been coordinating with the janitorial staff at the school on when they come in to clean and sanitize different equipment and areas. To help with that, Bronkella says he’s having most, if not all, workouts be outdoors.The hardest challenge for athletic directors during the coronavirus pandemic? Bronkella says it’s all of the unknowns that still exist.“When you have symptoms pop up, or you have new numbers, or you have a potential of an outbreak in your community, how does that change things? What do we need to be prepared for?” he said. “Because this is something that none of us have been prepared for.”As for the idea of high school sports returning in August, Bronkella says he’s trying to remain positive.“I sure hope so,” he said. “I know everyone is itching to get to do their sport, and everyone is itching to watch something. I’m hopeful that we’re going to have a fall season, but, you know, at the same time, I was hopeful that we would’ve had a spring season, and it didn’t turn out that way for us.” Google+last_img read more

Ween Hosts Marriage Proposal On Stage, Rocks Hard To Close Out Vegas Run

first_imgFor the third consecutive night, belovedly brown band Ween set up shop at the Brooklyn Bowl in Las Vegas, NV for the finale of their run. Though there was no shortage of hits from Ween throughout the night, the set was marked by a unique event: a marriage proposal.About halfway through the set, the members of Ween called upon the happy couple and let the magic of romance in Vegas fill the air. The two diehard Ween fans had a bit of a mishap when they couldn’t find the engagement ring, but quickly sorted it out and celebrated the big occasion. It was a triumphant moment of Ween fandom for all to enjoy.On top of that, this Sunday show was one of the band’s best yet, with incredible versions of songs like “Fluffy,” “Polka Dot Tail,” “Voodoo Lady” and many more. You can check out a couple videos from the night, of “Albino Sunshine Girl” and “Put the Coke on my Dick,” courtesy of Fatah Ruark’s Live Music Archive. A few more videos can be seen below, courtesy of ikwil70. Check out the full setlist below, as well as a photo gallery from Erik Kabik.Setlist: Ween | Brooklyn Bowl | Las Vegas, NV | 2/19/17Set: She Wanted to Leave, Buckingham Green, Spinal Meningitis, Beacon Light, Learnin to Love, Albino Sunburned Girl, Voodoo Lady, Big Jilm, Ooh Vah Lah, Stroker Ace, Put the Coke on my Dick, The Grobe, Licking the Palm for the Guava>> Mushroom Festival in Hell, Laura, Bare Hands, Marriage Mishap>>Deaner>>Iron Man intro, Fancy Pants, Touch My Tooter, It’s Gonna be a Long Night, Ace of Spades, Fluffy, Polka Dot TailEncore: Poopship Destroyercenter_img Load remaining imageslast_img read more

Global Demand For Crude Oil Projected To Reach Lowest Point Since 1995

first_imgCropped Photo: FutureAtlas.com / CC BY 2.0JAMESTOWN – AAA says the price of gas and the demand for it are still dropping.Believe it or not, the global crude oil demand is starting to look like it did in 1995.As of Monday, the national average price of gas is $1.81. and New York’s is $2.22. One year ago, those prices were $2.84 and $2.88, respectively.Buffalo and Batavia, where prices went down four cents since last week, both average at $2.27. Rochester is currently just five cents lower, on average. The coronavirus pandemic is prompting people to stay home. With refiners producing more gasoline than what’s needed, prices will continue to sink.AAA, citing a report by the International Energy Agency, says “global oil demand is projected to hit a 25-year low and fall by a record 9.3 million barrels per day this year.” 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

Gentle Clowns to face off against unintentionally satirical pamphlet waivers Saturday

first_imgIt was lopsided from the very beginning.Who would have thought, that in a battle between The Badger Herald — the independent bastion of freedom and journalism in Madison — and the dAiLy CaRdInAl, the University of Wisconsin State Run Media, it would all come down to something as simple as the Weather app?For those unfamiliar, the Weather app is able to use groundbreaking technology — synthesizing the power of the cellphone, the internet and years of meteorological data — to predict the weather. It was the Gentle Clowns’ familiarity with this apparatus and an unconfirmed hot tip from Al Roker, that allowed the Herald to demand that the softball game be postponed from last weekend.This seemed to not sit well with the staff over in the cramped, poorly lit (one would assume that an inability to properly read content is the only explanation for their weekly bowel-movement-in-newspaper-form disservice to the university) office down in the ugly undercarriage of Vilas.They bleated and crowed. They warbled out something about a “brouhaha,” which incidentally was the closest thing to a pertinent multisyllabic phrase uttered by the birds in years.After all, who wouldn’t want to play softball in the freezing rain? The Gentle Clowns, that’s who.Regardless of scheduling concerns, it’s always Hamm’s O’Clock when the Herald is on the case and our four-person staff will have polished off the keg before the Cardinal can say “free rent.”Now, for the game itself.The Herald is marching out the finest lineup this side of Bascom Hill has ever seen.First, upper management. With this three-headed monster of editorship, who is best described as “literate,” at the helm — there is no chance we will lose.Alice Vagun is the head honcho responsible for outdrinking whatever the largest pigeon at the Cardinal is called. We have faith. Fun fact about Alice is that she was the first person to rhyme “Insane” with “Batman”, and Childish Gambino owes her royalties every time “Freaks and Geeks” plays.Managing Editor Yusra Murad was recently awarded “Roast of the year”, thanks to her performance in the DM’s of the Dirty Bird last week.Managing Editor Teymour Tomsyck is as tall as he is apathetic, need we say more?Now, for the infantry:Batting first will be second baseman Lucas “I made a game-saving play in eighth-grade little league” Johnson.Rounding out the top third of the lineup will be outfielders Will “I’m currently writing this and uncomfortable” Stern and Danny “Has been the sports editor longer than he has been the sports editor” Farber.At cleanup will be third baseman Molly “Can’t get Kevin Jonas to leave her alone” Liebergall followed by shortstop Peyton “I will shove this oxford comma so far up your-” David.Batting sixth is the power hitting Henry “There is no ethical consumption in baseball” Solotaroff-Webber.At DH and up seventh will be Emily “Narrowly avoided a pyramid scheme” Hamer followed by Outfielder Riley “There will Pinot mercy” Steinbrenner.Next will be the catcher Ben “Knows almost every rule of baseball from a high school class” Sefarbi.The lineup will end with our best-underhanded pitcher Jeremy “God’s plan” Frodl.Not to mention our secret weapons which will be revealed when the time comes. We wish the Dirty Birds luck, or rather, better luck than they had last week at the WNA Awards.last_img read more

Ryan: Galway clash will be a tight affair

first_imgMeanwhile both Tipp and Wexford are awaiting news from the GAA’s Central Competitions Control Committee on possible sanctions against Jason Forde and Davy Fitzgerald.The pair clashed after Wexford manager Fitzgerald came onto the pitch during the first half of last Sunday’s league semi-final. Tipperary hurling Manager Michael Ryan says his side are under no illusions about this weekends League Final against Galway.The most recent meetings between the sides were tightly contested, and Ryan thinks Sundays’ game at the Gaelic Grounds will be no different.Throw-in is at 3.30 on Sunday in the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick and Tipp Fm will have full live coverage in association with Donal Ryan Motor Group – Nenagh, Thurles & Roscrea and Horse & Jockey Hotel.last_img