Bottoms Up! Booze Buying Surges During COVID Crisis

first_imgShare: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) Photo: U3144362 / Wikipedia / CC BY-SA 4.0 JAMESTOWN – Americans are drinking their way through the Coronavirus pandemic.According to Nielsen, sales of booze jumped 55 percent in the third week of march compared to the same time last year. That was the week several states issued shelter in place orders.Millions of Americans began staying home. Bars and restaurants shut down, and drinkers stocked up, on alcohol, because lots of liquor and grocery stores stayed open.According to Nielsen, ready-to-drink cocktails like spiked lemonades or canned gin and tonics, grew the most, seeing a 106 percent jump in sales. However, alcohol sales could drop this month if there is a deeper recession.last_img read more

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Beyond Camping: 5 Other Activities for a Mountain House Meal

first_imgA lot of people associate Mountain House with backcountry camping, and that makes perfect sense.  Mountain House makes the best meals to add to your pack before a long backpacking adventure.  But, the truth is: we make Adventure Meals™. And adventures come in all shapes and sizes. With a trusty spork and access to water, you can take Mountain House with you wherever that adventure may take you.  Here’s just a few ideas to get you thinking outside the tent:1. Climbing! After so many pitches or boulders and so many bags of trail mix, there are few things more refueling than a warm, delicious meal.  Taking a break from the crag and heating up a Mountain House meal will take only a few minutes and leave you feeling refreshed and ready to get back to the task at hand(s).2. Tailgating! Eating is one of the best parts of tailgating.  But, it’s always one of the most time-consuming parts as well.  It’s a challenge to pack up the grill and make sure you have enough hot dogs and potato chips to feed the family.  Next time, think smaller, more convenient.  Try serving up some Chicken and Dumplings instead, for the win!3. Hunting! When you’re hunting, you are locked in and focused on what’s around you.  Your senses are engaged and you are on a constant lookout. Reserve your energy and let Mountain House keep you fed, distraction-free4. Moving! This is one of the most stressful events that anyone will ever endure.  And most likely this will happen to you several times over your life!  Forget trying to unpack your kitchen and just boil some water.  Once you’ve finished, have your furry friend clean the dishes (aka pouch) and then toss it straight in the trash.  No mess, no clean-up, and certainly no fighting over who has to do the dishes.5. Cycling!  Whether you’re going for a short day ride or packing up the paneers for an overnight haul, you’ll need to stay energized.  And with limited space, you’ll need to pack light.  Just bungee a couple pouches to your saddle bag and you’re good to go. last_img read more

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Mrs. Mildred Marie “Mickey” (Craig) Whitham

first_imgMrs. Mildred Marie “Mickey” (Craig) Whitham, age 87, of East Enterprise, Indiana, entered this life on March 20, 1929, in Dearborn County, Indiana, the loving daughter of the late, Lloyd Edward and Catherine Elizabeth “Lillie” (Ahaus) Craig. She was raised in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, where she attended the St. Lawrence Catholic School. Mildred was united in marriage on November 20, 1948, in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, to William Milburn Whitham and to this union arrived nine children, Donald, Dennis, Michael, Robert, James, Kevin, Karen, Steven and Barbara to bless their home. Mickey and William shared 35 years of marriage together until William passed away on January 27, 1984. She was employed for Seagram’s Distillery in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, for several years. Mickey resided in the Switzerland County community since 1958. She was a member of Our Most Sorrowful Mother of God Catholic Church in Vevay, Indiana. Mickey was a wonderful homemaker and enjoyed raising her family, reading, crocheting, fishing, bowling, playing poker and keeping a meticulous lawn. Mickey passed away at 6:03 am, Monday, February 27, 2017, at the Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay, Indiana.Mickey will be dearly missed by her sons: Michael Whitham of Rising Sun, IN, Robert Whitham and his companion: Hazel of East Enterprise, IN, Kevin Whitham and his companion: Winnie of East Enterprise, IN and Steven Whitham and his wife: Sherri of Florence, IN; her daughter: Karen Morton and her husband: Donny of Pleasant, IN; her daughter-in-law: Jane Whitham of Cincinnati, OH; her son-in-law: Harold “Joe” Covington of East Enterprise, IN; her grandchildren: Chris, Craig, Aaron, Stacey, Renee, Kendra, Tony, Bob, Christy, David, Chelsea, Blake, Rachel, Kyle, MacKenzie, Mason and Myles; her great-grandchildren: Zoe, Asher, Cooper, Trenton, Gage, Wade, Grant, Tristan, Victoria, Daniel, Enya and Keegan and her several nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by her parents: Lloyd Edward and Catherine Elizabeth “Lillie” (Ahaus) Craig; her husband: William Milburn Whitham, died January 27, 1984; her sons: Donald Eugene, Dennis Ray and James Whitham; her daughter: Barbara Jane “Barb” (Whitham) Covington; her sisters: Ruth Browning and Freda Childers; two-infant sisters; her brothers: Thomas and Lloyd Craig and her infant brother.Funeral services will be conducted Friday, March 3, 2017, at 10:00 am, by Father Christopher Craig at the Most Sorrowful Mother of God Catholic Church, 513 North Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.Interment will follow in the New Liberty Cemetery, East Enterprise, Indiana.Friends may call 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Thursday, March 2, 2017, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043. The rosary will be prayed at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 2, 2017, by Father Christopher Craig, at the funeral home.Memorial contributions may be made to Our Most Sorrowful Mother of God Catholic Church or a Form of a Mass. Cards are available at the funeral home.last_img read more

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Bayern Munich subdue Chelsea  4-1, qualify on  7-1 aggregate

first_img Promoted ContentDid You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way?The 10 Most Irresistible Asian ActressesFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread ArtWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?This Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More7 Worst Things To Do To Your PhoneWorld’s Most Delicious Foods7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year Loading… Bayern proved far too strong for Chelsea again as Robert Lewandowski starred in a 4-1 win at the Allianz Arena (7-1 on aggregate) to reach the Champions League quarter-final. Chelsea had a mountain to climb even before Bayern raced into a two-goal lead through Robert Lewandowski’s penalty (10) and Ivan Perisic’s simple finish (24), but the Blues clawed back some pride with Tammy Abraham’s close-range goal from Manuel Neuer’s error (44). Bayern will now play Barcelona in the quarter-final on Friday in Lisbon, with the winners of that game facing either Manchester City or Lyon on August 19 in the semi-final. Frank Lampard’s promising first season at Chelsea finishes with two disappointing defeats, following their FA Cup final loss last weekend, while it will make a fine team to stop Bayern in Lisbon as the Champions League reaches a unique finale.Advertisementcenter_img read also:PSG join race to sign Bayern Munich star The more optimistic Chelsea fans had reason to be hopeful after sensational comebacks from English teams in last year’s competition, but this was a step too far for Lampard’s men against a Bayern side who attacked at will. Bayern won a penalty early on as Lewandowski was found through on goal; he rounded Willy Caballero, was hauled down, and though offside was initially given, VAR found Emerson was playing him onside. Lewandowski stepped up and perfectly found the corner for his 52nd goal in all competitions this season. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

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UWF Volleyball Rolls Past Valdosta State to 13th Straight Win

first_img Oct. 9, 2007 Box Score  PENSACOLA, Fla. – The West Florida Volleyball team improved to 22-2 on the season with a three game sweep of Valdosta State 30-21, 30-16, 30-24. Jamie Nichols (So. / Crawfordville, Fla.) and Isabela Gualberto (Sr. / Brazil) lead the offensive charge for the Argos, combining for 22 kills. Ten different West Florida players recorded a kill in the match, as the Argos out-hit Valdosta State 50-27 in Kills.The win moves the 24th ranked Argos to 7-0 in the Gulf South Conference, while the Blazers drop to 0-7 in the Conference and 9-15 on the season. Nichols and Danielle Spitzer (Sr. / Birmingham, Ala.) started out hot, combining for four early kills in game one, to give the Argos a comfortable lead, which was never challenged. Gualberto and Luciana Rapach (Jr. / Brazil) had the hot hand in game two, and then Kara Gonzalez (Fr. / St. Augustine, Fla.), Louann Rusch (So. / Homestead, Fla.), and Robin Law (Fr. / Pheonix, Ariz.) lead the attack in game three. Law finished with three kills and 6 digs, while Kara Gonzalez finished with 7 kills in only 11 attempts. Rusch pitched in with three kills and four digs in game three alone.Setter Madeline Gonzalez (Jr. / Puerto Rico) recorded 39 Assists and 10 digs, as she set up the Argos big hitters. Defensively, UWF had four players with double-digit digs, lead by Jerica Carter (Jr. / Gainesville, Fla.) with 21. Kimberly Clark (Jr. / St. Petersburg, Fla.) had 11 digs, while Rapach added 10 digs. Meanwhile, Stephanie Kirrstetter lead the Blazers with 10 kills and 16 digs. Laura Boos chipped in with 19 digs for Valdosta State, while Niki Patriarca recorded 12 Assists.Valdosta State was holding their opponents to a .159 Attack percentage on the season; however, the Argos pounded out a .259 percentage, with three players hitting over .400; Nichols, Gualberto, and Kara Gonzalez. The Argos are on the road in Missouri for three matches this weekend, and then return home for a conference match up with West Georgia on October 19th at 7:00 pm Print Friendly Version Share UWF Volleyball Rolls Past Valdosta State to 13th Straight Winlast_img read more

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Brown County SP closed through the weekend

first_imgNashville, IN—UPDATE: Brown County State Park and Abe Martin Lodge will be closed through Sunday, June 23. The sediment level from last weekend’s heavy rainfall still remains too high in Ogle Lake to allow the production of potable water. State Parks staff members are providing cancellation notices to guests with reservations for the campgrounds and for Abe Martin Lodge through Sunday evening. Closure beyond the weekend will be evaluated as we watch lake conditions and rainfall.Park staff continue to work with DNR’s Division of Engineering, consultants and the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) to ensure that when the park reopens there is safe drinking water and water for all needed uses across the property.Brown County State Park has 612 campsites between the modern campground and the horsemen’s campground. Scheduled occupancy for the weekend was at approximately 41%. Campers with reservations are being offered the opportunity to move their reservations to any other DNR campgrounds that have availability, like nearby Monroe Lake and McCormick’s Creek State Park. Refunds are available for those who do not want to relocate to another property.Abe Martin Lodge has 172 rooms and cabins, and scheduled occupancy was at 100% for this weekend. Guests at Abe Martin Lodge are being offered rooms at other state park inns where availability exists; refunds or rescheduling are options as well. Inn staff is also working closely with group functions planned at the lodge, and most have been rescheduled to other state park inns.Staff continue to handle routine upkeep and maintenance throughout the park and inn in addition to ongoing work on the water system.The park staff received a supply of drinking water from the Civilian Crisis Response Team today and greatly appreciates the thoughtful donation.————————————————-last_img read more

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CS Fullerton looks to extend streak vs Long Beach St.

first_imgSUPER SENIORS: Cal State Fullerton has relied heavily on its seniors this year. Jackson Rowe, Brandon Kamga, Austen Awosika and Davon Clare have combined to account for 67 percent of the team’s scoring this year and 73 percent of all Titans points over the last five games.CLUTCH CHANCE: Chance Hunter has connected on 42.5 percent of the 134 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 5 of 16 over the last five games. He’s also converted 63.6 percent of his foul shots this season.ASSIST-TO-FG RATIO: The Beach have recently created baskets via assists more often than the Titans. Cal State Fullerton has 26 assists on 75 field goals (34.7 percent) across its previous three contests while Long Beach State has assists on 39 of 73 field goals (53.4 percent) during its past three games.DID YOU KNOW: Cal State Fullerton attempts more free throws per game than any other Big West team. The Titans have averaged 20.9 free throws per game this season, but that number has dropped to 18.3 over their four-game losing streak.___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25 ___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com CS Fullerton looks to extend streak vs Long Beach St. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditLong Beach State (11-20, 6-9) vs. Cal State Fullerton (10-20, 5-10)Titan Gym, Fullerton, California; Saturday, 10:30 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Cal State Fullerton looks for its sixth straight win in the head-to-head series over Long Beach State. In its last five wins against the Beach, Cal State Fullerton has won by an average of 4 points. Long Beach State’s last win in the series came on Jan. 20, 2018, an 81-73 victory.center_img Associated Press March 6, 2020last_img read more

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Asisat Oshoala: Set for Barca Debut

first_imgL-R: Barcelona’s Sports Manager, Markel Zubizarreta; Asisat Oshoala and Director of Women Football at Camp Nou, Maria Teixidor during the unveiling of Oshoala in Barcelona, Spain…Thursday Ahead of Sunday’s clash with Albacete at the Mini Estadi, the handler said the three-time African women queen will not suit up for the league game.“Asisat has arrived in a good physical condition. With the trip and the changes may be right now is not ready to play, but I think that from next week (Sunday) can start to bring us very good things to the team,” Cortes told the media.Oshoala and her new Barcelona side have been drawn against last season’s beaten finalists Atletico Madrid in the Spanish Queen’s Cup semi-final in Madrid, while Real Sociedad will clash with Sevilla. Winners of the two semi-final matches on February 17 will square up for the final of the competition billed to be played in Granada on May 11.In spite of not having a too impressive turnout at the last African Women Cup of Nations (AWCON) in Ghana, culminating in losing the 2018 CAF Women Africa Footballer Year title to South Africa’s Thembi Kgatlana. Spanish giants, Barcelona, however, did not lose sight of the natural ability the Falcons star possesses. It, therefore, came as a little surprise when the scouts of Camp Nou went for her signature.Oshoala last Thursday took her professional career to another level after moving to Barcelona FC Ladies on loan from Chinese club, Dalian Quanjian.The 24-year-old Nigerian, who was part of Super Falcons winning team at the African Women Nations Football tournament in Ghana late last year arrived in Barcelona on Thursday morning for the routine medical checks and then signed her contract in the President’s Office at the Camp Nou.The Director responsible for the women section at Camp Nou, Maria Teixidor, and Sports Manager, Markel Zubizarreta, witnessed the brief ceremony.Oshoala was three-times African Footballer of the Year- 2014, 2016 and 2017, won the Golden Boot and Golden Ball at the Under-20 World Cup in 2014 and was top goal-scorer in the Chinese Super League in 2017.She’s quick and powerful (1.73 m and 70 kg) and has previous experience in European football at Arsenal (2016) and Liverpool (2015).“This is obviously one of the best clubs in the world. The team has a great history and wonderful football mentality,” she said after she completed her switch.“I am excited about playing with Vicky Losada again. She’s a great midfielder, with a lot of energy and skill. I also met Fabiana in China and she helped me to make this decision.“My goal is to strengthen the team and help them to win and make history. This is a fantastic opportunity because I’m sure something big will happen here,” concludes the Falcons player.Before joining the Barcelona, Oshoala has won highest goalscorer back-to-back in the Chinese women league.She became second Super Falcons player to play in the Spanish Gemini after Fransisca Ordega played for Atletico Madrid Gemini side.Oshoala had never compromised her passion for the round leather game right from the onset, as she abandoned her education for football against the wishes of her parents.“My passion for football made me drop out of school. This is one sport I won’t compromise. Growing up, people see me as a tomboy as I always play alongside male footballers and still do at Arsenal and anytime I’m in Nigeria. Those that chose to go to school do so because they want to make it in life likewise those of us that opted to play football. Though my opting to play football was against my parents’ wish because they were not happy with my decision then but now I have brought them joy. I’m still not ruling out returning to school,” Oshoala said.Oshoala is no stranger to the big stage. In 2015, at just 20, she was named the BBC Women’s Footballer of the Year, making her the first player to win the new award from the BBC World Service, voted for by football fans around the world, beating Spain’s Veronica Boquete, German Nadine Kessler, Scot Kim Little and Brazilian Marta to the honour.Oshoala, who was the youngest player to be shortlisted, was the leading scorer at the U-20s World Cup in Canada in 2014 and was voted the tournament’s best player.Her performances led Nigeria to the final where they were narrowly beaten by Germany and she was also a major influence in the senior Nigerian team who won the African Women’s Championship the same year.The effort also earned her a national award, Member of the Order of the Niger (MON) from former President Goodluck Jonathan, saying she was overjoyed at being appreciated by the federal government.Oshoala made headline when she signed for Liverpool in July 2015, becoming the first African player to play for any English women’s side.“When I got the deal from them, I was very excited. I supported Liverpool when I was younger, especially when Luis Suarez was still here. He’s a player I have really admired,” Oshoala said.In addition to Suarez, the Falcons star also idolises former Real and AC Milan midfielder, Clarence Seedorf.“I like him so much. I like players who work hard and give everything on the pitch. When you see a player like that, he is an inspiration. I love the way Seedorf played; I love everything about him. For the same reason, I admire Luis Suarez. He is ready to give everything and do everything for his club. I love players like that,” she said.However, less than a year later, Oshoala shifted her loyalty to Arsenal Ladies after a season with Liverpool, scoring three goals in 12 league appearances for the Reds.After which she sojourned to China to pitch tent with Dalian Quanjian.Looking back, she would always be grateful to FC Robo, where she cut her professional teeth. “I will always say a big thank to my first coach at FC Robo, Emmanuel Osahon. He discovered me and gave me my first break before I joined Port Harcourt club, Rivers Angels sports club,” she recalled.In a chat with THISDAY, former Falcons goalkeeper, Ann Chiejina is optimistic that the way Oshoala is going, she would one day climb the podium for the FIFA Award.“I just hope and pray she keeps working hard. With the way she’s going she is not too far from being selected for the FIFA Women’s Footballer Award,” Chiejina said.Meanwhile, Oshoala has called for the continent to make conditions better for women, saying: “We deserve more. The federations in every country have to do more for female football.”Nicknamed Superzee by her appreciative team-mates, the Nigerian striker owes her accolade to her speed and nose for goal.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Having been left out of Barcelona’s game against Albacete last weekend, Nigerian international Asisat Oshoala would be hoping to make her debut and probably start her goals account with the Catalans giants away to Rayo Vallecano on SundayBarcelona women head coach, Luis Cortes is optimistic Oshoala can bring the team very good things and was excited to have landed the Super Falcons forward after watching her in training with the rest of the team.The coach, however, did not include the former Dalian Quanjian player in last Sunday’s clash with Albacete at the Mini Estadi.last_img read more

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Wisconsin takes down Marquette in straight sets

first_imgIn its third game of the spring season, the Wisconsin volleyball team defeated in-state rival Marquette Wednesday evening at the UW Field House.In Wisconsin’s last home match of the spring schedule, the Badgers swept the Golden Eagles in three straight sets in the teams’ second matchup of the spring.Coming off a season in which they made an appearance in the National Championship game, Wisconsin was eager to prove it could match and potentially surpass its magical postseason run last year.The first set was a back-and-forth affair between the two teams. But after the score was 5-5, Wisconsin went on a 20-7 run to win the set. With the Badgers leading 7-6, UW proceeded to go on a 4-0 run, topped off by kills from junior outside hitters Courtney Thomas and Ellen Chapman to extend the lead to 11-6.Following a service error from Wisconsin freshman setter Lauren Carlini, the Badgers reeled off another 4-0 run started by a Thomas kill. Then, Thomas and freshman middle-blocker Haleigh Nelson combined for a block, and Chapman served two consecutive aces for a 15-7 lead.Chapman led the team in aces with three and kills with 11.“I think that spring is a time to learn during the year,” Chapman said. “We go through all of the fundamentals. It’s not so much like competition and grinding it out, it’s more like slow stuff and technique work. I think learning this during the spring and summer is huge going into the fall.”After trading points, the Badgers ended the first set on a 8-1 run, which was terminated by an emphatic Chapman spike, giving Wisconsin a 25-12 set win.The second set was once again a set of runs for Wisconsin. Marquette jumped out to a 7-5 lead after improving its blocking play and upping its aggressiveness at the net to force Wisconsin into some errors.After the Badgers found themselves down 7-5 early in the set, they went on a 6-1 run, which was countered by a Marquette 3-0 run to tie the set at 11. After trading points and with the Golden Eagles holding a 13-12 advantage, the Badgers ignited a 7-0 run to take a definitive 19-13 lead. The Badgers would win the set 25-17, with set-point coming on an ace by sophomore libero Taylor Morey.The third set was much more tightly contested than the previous two. The Golden Eagles held pace with the Badgers for the first seven points of the set. Then, UW rattled off a 3-0 run capped off by a Chapman kill to establish a lead of 10-7. A kill by freshman outside hitter Taylor Fricano four UW points later gave the Badgers what would be their largest lead of the set of 14-9.Marquette trimmed the lead to two later in the set at 21-19 and again at 22-20, but couldn’t climb over the hump and take the lead. The match ended after a service error on Marquette, with Wisconsin winning the set 25-22 and sweeping the Golden Eagles out of the Field House.Taking a look at Marquette’s roster, you would not be able to find one player older than a sophomore and there’s good reason behind that because the Marquette volleyball program’s first year was last season. But in just their first season, the Golden Gophers impressed, going 26-6 and winning the Big East. However, they were undersized and provided no real matchup problems for the Badgers. According to Lauren Carlini, Wisconsin still brought its A game and is always looking to improve, no matter who the opponent is.“Of course there’s still kinks you have to work out,” Carlini said. “Our team gets motivated no matter what, doesn’t matter if it’s spring, fall, whether it counts or not. It’s just being able to show people what we’re going to be about next year and showing that we’re a new team.”Junior outside hitter Deme Morales picked up eight kills in the match, and redshirt junior middle-blocker Dominique Thompson, who was named to the U.S. Collegiate National Team last week, had six winners. Fricano and Thomas each picked up five kills.Following the game, head coach Kelly Sheffield and some team members fielded questions from the Badger faithful who had a favorable turnout for this exhibition match.“Anything less than a national championship and you guys should picket this place,” Sheffield, who earned National Coach of the Year honors following last season, told the crowd.“The fall is more about the team; the spring is more about the individual,” Sheffield said. “They’re working on taking the things they’ve learned individually into a match.“We’re just getting better individually. I thought all of our kids did a nice job tonight, they played hard, they’re trying to figure things out. I thought it was a good effort by everybody.”last_img read more

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