The traditional signing day Wednesday merely padded Oregon's already stellar recruiting class, the best in school history.,GETTING DEFENSIVE: Washington capped its recruiting class by landing two of the top defensive players on the West Coast.,Washington had seemed to be the favorite for Heimuli for most of the recruiting period, but his Menlo-Atherton team advancing to the state title game in California impacted his ability to make a decision in time for the December signing period.,The abrupt departure of new offensive coordinator Kliff Kingsbury after 34 days shook up the Trojans' recruiting class and led to the departure of receiver commit Bru McCoy, who spurned USC for Texas.,The day had an international flavor with the Utes bringing in 6-foot-7 offensive lineman Bamidele Olaseni, a native of London who played last year for Garden City Community College in Kansas, and fellow 6-foot-7 offensive lineman Luke Felix-Fualalo, a former rugby player in Australia who played last year for prep powerhouse Mater Dei in California.
The resulting Kickapoo Park Community Garden, which opened in late April, 2018, is the collaborative effort of Community Renewal of Pottawatomie County and the Community Garden Sub-Committee of the Blue Zones Project/Pottawatomie County.,Partners in Caring
As part of Avedis Foundation’s Pottawatomie County Education Initiative, Avedis continues to serve as a stakeholder to promote the services and activities provided by Partners In Caring (PIC), a multi-partnered, coordinated school health team that provides critical, combined support to rural schools to ensure that children are healthy, safe, engaged, and ready to learn.,Blue Zones Project
The request starts with a simple: “I am looking for a Leadership Training of my Employees” and it stops there.,Two things: We never ask the training provider (and unfortunately they never offer either) to have a meeting with us and together define the content the exact curriculum that will be used to train our employees.,Professional trainers tend to teach the same courses repeatedly instead of hopscotching into topics or technologies they don’t really know, so they can get your money.,Golden Tip: Never hire a trainer who is not passionate about that subject you are seeking training for!,In Conclusion Please take an active role in defining the right training for your organization and feel welcome to challenge both the training provider as an institution but also the course trainer too.
The Bills actually played in a playoff game for the first time in 18 years (though connected to the 2017 season, we'll point out the 10-3 loss at Jacksonville was played on Jan. 7, 2018).,As for Dallas, it's where St. Bonaventure's best basketball season since the 1970 Final Four ended after it became the first Big 4 team to win an NCAA Tournament game since 2007.,Dahlin was the center of attention at the NHL Scouting Combine in HarborCenter the last week of May and then came the big moment: Less than two months after Allen donned his Bills jersey in Big D, Dahlin did likewise with his first Sabres sweater, becoming the club's first No. 1 overall since Pierre Turgeon in 1987
While the Bills hope Allen can develop into a solid NFL quarterback, Dahlin has already developed into a mainstay on the Buffalo defense and will give the Sabres a long-missing presence in the NHL and even on the international hockey scene.,In March, the University at Buffalo men's basketball team stunned fourth-seeded Arizona, 89-68, in a first-round NCAA Tournament game in Boise, Idaho, for the program's first NCAA win and the first in a main-draw victory by a local school since the days of Bob Lanier in Olean.,Emily Pfalzer is draped in the American flag after the U.S. team was awarded the gold medal in women's ice hockey (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)
Sculos says he hasn’t felt pressure to have the lounge open in time for the upcoming NFL postseason, but it’s easy to imagine the area packed to capacity for a Patriots playoff game, with hundreds of fans anxious to bet on the outcome.Twin River, not far north of Providence, is one of two venues in New England (along with its parent company’s other property in Tiverton, R.I.) that offers legal sports gambling, a result of Rhode Island’s fast action in legalizing the practice following a seismic Supreme Court ruling last May.,And as Connecticut legislators weigh how, when and whether to legalize sports betting, the Rhode Island casino offers a possible template for legal gambling.Once it became clear Rhode Island would soon legalize sports betting, Twin River devised a two-pronged plan.On the casino’s third floor, bettors can place wagers at a counter that previously accepted bets on horse-racing and dog-racing.,The towns of Lincoln and Tiverton will be paid $100,000 a year to host sports betting, on top of other casino revenue.Paul Grimaldi, public information officer for the Rhode Island department of revenue, said the state is hesitant to move too quickly on sports betting, preferring to sort through legal and practical questions before expanding to mobile platforms or venues outside of the two Twin River properties.,Connecticut must negotiate with the tribes on a revenue split (or else risk losing out on essential slot-machine income), while Rhode Island must navigate a clause in the state constitution that requires all gambling operation to be approved through public referendums.But despite key differences, the two states share some similarities as well.Although CT Lottery won’t have a statewide monopoly on sports betting the way the Rhode Island Lottery does, it could very well wind up as an operator, taking wagers in the same retail locations where it sells Powerball and Keno tickets and/or via a digital platform.And, although Connecticut’s casinos are privately run, their sports-betting infrastructure could be similar to the one Rhode Island’s casinos have set up.Grimaldi said Connecticut will soon learn, as Rhode Island has, all the logistical complications of building a sports-betting operation up from nothing, with the involvement of both private and public entities.,Connecticut, like Rhode Island, will have to weigh whether to allow bets on local college teams, including UConn basketball and football.As the only New England state with legal sports betting, Rhode Island hopes it can attract gamblers from across the region while establishing its casinos as go-to destinations for wagering.
EUFAULA --- Called one of the most dynamic players in Troy University and Sun Belt Conference football history, Jerrel Jernigan took the Eufaula Tigers and Troy Trojans to great heights, and even helped the New York Giants win a Super Bowl during his injury-shortened NFL career., A knee injury cut Jernigan’s NFL career short – four seasons – and he has returned to his hometown where he is the receivers coach heading into his third season with Eufaula High School., Former EHS football head coach Dan Klages, now the head coach at Eufaula’s Lakeside School just down the road from EHS, recalled having concerns about Jernigan’s size allowing him to become the player he became., Then-Auburn head coach Tommy Tuberville worried Jernigan was too small and despite assistant James Willis’ desire to sign the Eufaula star, AU passed., Following a stellar senior season at Troy, Jernigan worked out for the Falcons (twice), Jets, Saints, Jaguars and Chargers, and felt strong about his chances of being taken by Atlanta since Eufaula native Les Snead was the director of player personnel there.