Versailles Group Promotes Healthier Students

first_imgCommunity members in Versailles are taking part in a multinational program aimed at creating and establishing healthy habits for students.Safe Routes to School (SRTS) programs engage parents, schools, community leaders and government agencies to improve the well-being of children by encouraging them to walk or bike to school.Local committee members will reveal plans this weekend on how to increase walking and bicycling in the area for students and adults, according to The Versailles Republican.Versailles SRTS will host an informational booth at the Ripley County Courthouse square Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.The newspaper stated students in grades K-8 can register Saturday for Bike Training and Rodeo in September, giving them a chance to win a bicycle.last_img read more

3 things SU’s Jim Boeheim and Clemson’s Brad Brownell said on the ACC coaches teleconference

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 6, 2017 at 2:57 pm Contact Connor: [email protected] | @connorgrossman After beating its second top 10 team this year, Syracuse (15-9, 7-4 Atlantic Coast) carries a four-game winning streak into its road game against Clemson (13-9, 3-7) Tuesday at 8 p.m. The Tigers are fresh off a 48-point loss to Florida State, a team SU beat by 10, and are dragging through conference play.Head coaches Jim Boeheim and Brad Brownell joined the ACC coaches teleconference Monday morning. Here’s are three notable things they said.Clemson might be the ACC’s biggest victim so farContrary to the blowout against FSU, the Tigers have played tight games with some of the country’s (and conference’s) best teams. Clemson took North Carolina to overtime and lost, fell by only five points to Notre Dame and lost by only four against Virginia. Earlier this season, SU combined to lose by 35 in consecutive matchups with UNC and UND.“I think (Clemson’s) a good team,” Boeheim said. “They’ve just got a bad record because they’re in a good league.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textCurrently the Tigers sit in the lower rung of the ACC standings with NC State, Boston College and Pittsburgh. Meanwhile the Orange finds itself sandwiched between the conference’s five ranked teams.From an outsider’s perspective, Syracuse fits together wellBoeheim is usually averse to making starting lineup changes, but that’s not been the case this season. As the team’s depth has dwindled with injuries and lackluster performances, SU has unveiled a handful of starting lineups. The group Boeheim is sticking with includes John Gillon, Tyus Battle Andrew White, Tyler Lydon and Taurean Thompson.That’s the squad that has reeled in four consecutive victories, and after a very disjointed start to the season, Brownell’s perception is that the Orange is finally coming together.“They’ve settled into a nice groove,” Clemson’s head coach said. “Guys fit together, they’re playing well, they’re playing with confidence.”Brownell dished out individual compliments to all five of the Syracuse starters, generally honing in on the team’s shooting ability. He specifically highlighted SU’s high ranking free-throw and 3-point shooting percentages, which the Orange rank first and second in, respectively, during league play.Too many isolated TigersIn trying to diagnose the root of his team’s struggles, Brownell spent a few minutes running through Clemson’s poor defense and turnovers against the Seminoles. SU has been plagued with similar problems throughout parts of this season. But, Brownell said, the overarching theme with his team’s struggles is a lack of cohesiveness.“I think what’s happened to our team is we (break off) a little bit and guys go do their own thing,” Brownell said, “especially offensively.”It will be interesting to watch how the Tigers attack Syracuse’s zone, especially star forward Jaron Blossomgame. The 6-foot-7 senior is a force in the paint, leading his team with 17.7 points per game. Commentslast_img read more

Calais Campbell: Jaguars’ season ‘really comes down’ to Nick Foles

first_img Four-time All-Pro NaVorro Bowman retires as a 49er, one-day contract or not “The thing I love about this year is it really comes down to Nick Foles,” Campbell said. “He’s a guy who’s over 30, has a lot of experience, won a Super Bowl MVP, but really what he brings is that confidence. He’s a natural leader. When he breaks the team huddle at the end of practice, you can see guys really hear him and that’s so important. Obviously what he can do throwing the ball is great, but what he does for the actual overall team, giving us more confidence and belief.”Foles, 30, threw for 1,413 yards and seven touchdowns in five games for Philadelphia last season. He replaced an injured Carson Wentz for the team’s postseason run, where the Eagles topped the Bears in the wild-card round before falling to the Saints.Foles also filled in for an injured Wentz in 2017 and led Philadelphia through the playoffs and to a Super Bowl 52 victory over the Patriots. “First things first, last year sucked,” Campbell told NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport on Wednesday. “Our youth really showed. Once we started losing guys, having some injuries, having some real adversity, we really didn’t handle it well. And that’s youth. Experience really pays dividends in a situation there.”But the Jaguars added Foles on a four-year deal worth $88 million in March after parting ways with Blake Bortles. They padded their defense by selecting Kentucky linebacker Josh Allen in the first round of last month’s draft. Nick Foles’ wife urged him to rejoin Jaguars after miscarriage Matt LaFleur injury update: Packers coach wheels around OTAs Calais Campbell can’t help but think Jacksonville’s upcoming season will depend heavily on one player’s performance: new quarterback Nick Foles.The veteran defensive end didn’t shy away from discussing his team’s terrible campaign in 2018 as the Jaguars finished 5-11 for last in the AFC South just one year after making it to the AFC championship. Related Newslast_img read more

Simi Valley Calendar

first_imgTODAY Evening hike, 4 o’clock at the Rocky Peak Trailhead at the end of Rocky Peak Road off Santa Susana Pass. Call (805) 584-4400. MONDAY Swim and Stay Fit, 6-8 a.m. at the Rancho Simi Community Park pool, 1765 Royal Ave., Simi Valley. Monthly fee: $40, or $20 for 65 and older. Call (805) 379-2378. Power Walking, 8-9 a.m. at the Sycamore Drive Community Center, 1692 Sycamore Drive, Room B1, Simi Valley. Monthly fee: $30. Call (805) 584-4400. Muscle Sculpting, 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the Sycamore Drive Community Center, 1692 Sycamore Drive, Room B1, Simi Valley. Call (805) 584-4400. Studio Art Workshop, 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Moorpark Active Adult Center, 799 Moorpark Ave. Call (805) 517-6261. Open Gym Basketball, 1:30-6:30 p.m. at Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. Fee: $2, or $10 a month. Call (805) 584-4400. Step Aerobics, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave. Fee: $5, or $25 a month. Call (805) 584-4456. Jazzercise Aerobics, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave. Fee: $5, or $25 a month. Call (805) 584-4456. Alternative Recreation Program: Yoga Club, 6:45-7:45 p.m. at Houghton Park, 4333 Township Ave., Simi Valley. Parents can register and participate with their children. Monthly fee: $24. Call (805) 584-4400. New Hope for breast-cancer survivors, 7-8:30 p.m. at Simi Valley Senior Center, 3900 Avenida Simi. Free. Registration required. Call (805) 527-5360, Option 3. Aqua Fit, 7-8 p.m. at Rancho Simi Community Park pool, 1692 Sycamore Drive, Simi Valley. Call (805) 584-4400. Simi Peggers Cribbage Club, 7 p.m., at Simi Country Mobile Home Park Clubhouse, 1550 Rory Lane, Simi Valley. Call (805) 527-8164. Water Exercise, 7-8 p.m. at Rancho Simi Community Park pool, 1692 Sycamore Drive. Fee: $40. Call (805) 584-4400. Simi Valley Boots and Slippers Square Dance Club, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Simi Valley Senior Center, 3900 Avenida Simi. Fee: $5. Call (805) 583-3055 or e-mail [email protected] Deep Water Workout, 8-9 p.m. at the Rancho Simi Community Park pool, 1692 Sycamore Drive. Monthly fee: $45. Call (805) 584-4400. Women’s Anger Management class, 7:30 p.m. at Cornerstone Counseling Center, 1633 Erringer Road, No. 203-B, Simi Valley. Call (805) 582-2619. TUESDAY Family planning clinic, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Ventura County Public Health, 660 E. Los Angeles Ave., Suite B2, Simi Valley. For an appointment, call (805) 578-3677. Jazzercise Aerobics, 9-10 a.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave. Fee: $5, or $25 a month. Call (805) 584-4456. Rotary of Simi Valley will meet at noon at Grand Vista Hotel, 999 Enchanted Way. Call (805) 583-4825. Videos in the Lounge, 1 p.m. at Simi Valley Senior Center, 3900 Avenida Simi. Call (805) 583-6363. Bowling, 4-5:30 p.m. at Brunswick Valley Bowl, 5255 Cochran St., Simi Valley. Fee: $5 per week. Call (805) 584-4400. Tuesday Evening Hike, 6:30, meet at the Long Canyon parking lot at Long Canyon Road and Wood Ranch Parkway. Call (805) 529-5581. Story time, 7 p.m. at Simi Valley Library, 2969 Tapo Canyon Road. Call (805) 526-1735. Simi Solos Toastmasters will meet, 7:30 p.m., Simi Valley YMCA, 3200 Cochran St. Call (805) 990-4950. Overeaters Anonymous, 8 p.m. at Church of Christ, 1554 Sinaloa Road, Simi Valley. Call (805) 581-4717 or (805) 529-8183. Open Gym Basketball, 6-9 p.m. at Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. Fee: $2, or $10 a month. Call (805) 584-4400. WEDNESDAY Swim and Stay Fit, 6-8 a.m. at the Rancho Simi Community Park pool, 1765 Royal Ave., Simi Valley. Fee: $40/month; 65 and older, $20/month. Call (805) 379-2378. Kiwanis Club of Simi Valley will meet at 7 a.m. at Paul’s Italian Villa, 2585 Cochran St. Call (805) 583-2857. Chair Exercise, 12:30 p.m. at Moorpark Active Adult Center, 799 Moorpark Ave. Call (805) 517-6261. CPR Update: Health Care Provider class, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Simi Valley Hospital, 2975 N. Sycamore Drive. Call (805) 955-6890. Tot Time story time, 11 a.m. at Borders Books and Music, 2910 Tapo Canyon Road, Simi Valley. For ages 2-5. Call (805) 526-2800. Calendar events are compiled each week. Items must reach the Daily News one week before the Sunday on which they are to run. Items must be typewritten. Phone numbers must be attached for contact purposes. Mail to Simi Calendar, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365-4200. Fax (805) 583-0880. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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