City Tournament: Teams in each adult league received a "personalized" entry blank last week, (If the league wasn't cancelled by the weather!),Already several teams have submitted their entry blank, indicating that maybe, just maybe, each of the adult leagues, especially the ladies leagues, will respond better this season and more teams can enjoy the tournament.,Call, text, or email Darryl Gutzman(269/806-2004) or [email protected] * Simons Memorial Group No-Tap tournament, Saturday, March 2nd, Check-in at Riverwood Lanes by 12:30pm, six-person teams ($120 entry per team), Call Shots, Jackpots, Raffles, 50/50 Drawings, Sign-up online: New Hope Pet Rescue Presents: In Ithaca(Pins Bar Grille) - April 13th and/or April 20th - No-Tap Doubles Handicap.,For more details, visit their website at: MS USBC - Annual MS USBC OPEN State Tournament, Flint, Grand Blanc Lanes, began in January, continues until May 12.,* Annual MS USBC YOUTH State Tournament, Grand Rapids (Fairlanes/Westgate Bowl), March 16 thru April 28.
A second public policy organization is calling for Illinois to tax retirement income and expand the sales tax to some consumer services as part of a sweeping plan to fix the state’s fiscal woes.,In its annual “budget roadmap,” the Civic Federation’s Institute for Illinois’ Fiscal Sustainability says new taxes should only be considered as part of a multiyear plan that also limits state spending.,The watchdog group’s report notes that Illinois is one of only three states that have an income tax but don’t tax any retirement income.,All of Illinois’ neighbor states tax retirement income in some form.,By taxing all retirement income that is subject to the federal income tax, Illinois could bring in $2.5 billion during the budget year that begins July 1, according to the report.
Head coach Jahn Tihanksy will lead the Naval Academy Varsity Offshore Sailing Team in defense of its championship at the Port of Los Angeles Harbor Cup, being held March 8 through 10.,Since its inception, over 900 athletes and coaches, racing on 115 intercollegiate sailing teams and representing 23 different universities, have competed in the Harbor Cup.,CRAB President Brad LaTour welcomed Grosvenor and Mitman Clarke to their first board meeting on January 15th and introduced them by saying, “We are exceptionally pleased to have added to the CRAB Board two wonderful people with incredibly extensive boating experience on Chesapeake Bay and a vast knowledge of sailboat racing that can be shared with CRAB’s volunteers and special guests.”,SCC NEWS: Sailing Club of the Chesapeake members gathered recently for the 59th annual Change of Watch dinner dance and saw the commodore’s flag passed from Ed Paglee to John “Woody” Doxey.,Sailing Club of the Chesapeake is entering its 75th year of existence and the annual dinner dance at the Hotel Annapolis recognizes the 2018 achievements in cruising, racing and volunteer activities.
Without McCoy, who transferred to Texas after he was enrolled in classes for less than three weeks, USC does not have a five-star in the fold for its recruiting class for the first time since 2000, when recruiting services began ranking the top high school players.,Over more recent years, the Trojans have faced more difficulty reeling in five-star talent, largely the prospects from outside California, at times leaving them over-reliant on top players from their own backyard.,The Trojans finished 5-7 last year, their first losing season since 2000, prompting calls from fans for Helton to be fired following his third full season before the embattled coach was retained by Athletic Director Lynn Swann.,But even in the initial seasons under Helton, while the Trojans made consecutive New Year’s Six bowl games, they were unable to pluck five-star recruits from other regions of the country and poach prospects from other blue-blood schools that have had a better recent track record of producing NFL draft picks, especially among offensive linemen.,Gorney and other analysts reasoned that the Trojans have had enough talent in recent seasons to contend for Pac-12 championships, and they won the conference crown in their second season under Helton in 2017.
Thanks to technological developments in mobile workforce management and IoT sensor technology, businesses can now measure employee activity in near-real time.,As a result, many have been able to 'gamify' aspects of work, using leaderboards and live performance data to provide instant feedback to employees on their daily achievements.,Feeding information from these monitoring tools to employees in near-real time allows workers to become aware of any bad habits they may have developed, and be motivated to improve through standing in relation to their peers.,Cultivating positive feedback loops between productive behavior and a worker's 'score' (data fed from monitoring tools) helps workers eradicate these bad habits without requiring heavy investment in reward programs or HR platforms.,Gamification offers a simple and cost-effective solution to boosting employee productivity and motivation using an organization's existing resources, offering an effective and efficient solution without breaking the bank.
When the New England Patriots face the Los Angeles Rams in the Super Bowl on Sunday night (US eastern time), they will be cheered on by about 75,000 fans in the stadium, more than 100 million television viewers across the United States, and an estimated 50 million more around the world.,In short, the NFL leverages high visibility and a well-developed content strategy to engage fans in a variety of ways on and beyond game days; and it has more money to do it better than anyone else.,Indeed, any sport that is already popular enough to have coverage on free-to-air television is unlikely to see interest in NFL impact on its ratings or bottom line.,In the British market, the NFL has outlined an explicit strategic goal to be a second, third or fourth preference option among sports fans.,In Australia, a much smaller market where the top end of the sports preference list is already crowded, that potentially makes the NFL a real game-changer.
The Alpaca Gnomes have been fortunate enough to headline several shows at Infinity Hall(Norfolk, CT) The Warehouse(Fairfield, CT) Garcia’s at the Cap(Port Chester, NY) The Acoustic(Bridgeport, CT) BRYAC(Bridgeport, CT) Levitt Pavillion(Westport, CT) and have also appeared at such venues as Toad’s Place(New Haven,CT) Palace Theatre(Stamford, CT) Electric Haze(Worcester, MA) Mexicali Blues(Teaneck, NJ), Arlene’s Grocery(NY, NY) Alchemy(Providence, RI) and many others.,The gnomes have also found themselves at home on several festival lineups such as Pleasantville Music Festival(NY), Rock n Roll Resort (Kerhonksen, NY) International Festival of Arts & Ideas(New Haven, CT) Blues,Views, & BBQ(Westport,CT) Two Roads Brewery Road Jam(Stratford, CT) Riverfront Revival Music Fest(Shelton, CT) Soupstock Music & Arts Festvial(Shelton, CT) and more.,Greenwich Winter Sale & Giving Days to Benefit Think Greenwich - Downtown Greenwich, Byram, Cos Cob, Riverside, Old Greenwich
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Held at Fairfield Inn, more than 100 people were on hand to see local businesses and individuals receive awards for their efforts in enhancing Lock Haven’s downtown.,This Downtown Lock Haven project was completed in partnership with the Clinton County Economic Partnership, Lock Haven University, the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and others, according Downtown Lock Haven President Robert O. Rolley Jr.,And there was more on this special night as Downtown Lock Haven handed out annual awards to business people and volunteers recognized for their hard work and dedication in making the city a great place to shop and do business, some for decades.,Talking about long-time, commitment and dedication, a new award this year — Cornerstone Award — was presented to downtown businessman, Art Sanders.,“Schlesinger Communications has helped to bring ‘umph’ to Downtown Lock Haven Inc.’s Small Business Saturday promotion in a big, big way and also promotes the agency’s community activities, including parades and holiday events.
Fans were excited to see DeJong, whose Illinois roots also include a successful stint at Illinois State.,He isn't afraid to say how he celebrates each home run that DeJong hits.,On Monday at the Decatur Hotel and Conference Center, Williamson wore a red shirt with white block letters on the front reading "Illinois State baseball" to the annual Decatur Cardinals Caravan stop.,DeJong signed a six-year contract extension in March 2018 and played in 115 games last season with 19 home runs and 68 RBIs after missing time with an injury.,Illinois State was an important step in DeJong's journey to a middle-of-the order bat on the Cardinals.