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2015 Predicted Finish

Coaches Poll (First-place votes in parentheses)

1.North Medford (7);49

2. Sheldon (1);43

T3. Grants Pass;33

T3. Roseburg;33

5. South Medford;26

6. Thurston;20

7. Willamette;11

8. South Eugene;9


2014 SOH Standings




North Medford;9-3;27-4

South Medford;5-7;16-11


Grants Pass;1-11;6-21



6A Southern Oregon Hybrid

2014 — Crater (10-2)

2013 — North Medford (10-2)

2012 — Roseburg (11-1)

2011 — Roseburg (13-3)

Southwest Conference

2010 — Roseburg (14-1)

2009 — North Medford (12-3) and Roseburg (12-3)

2008 — North Medford (13-2)

2007 — North Medford (12-3) and Sheldon (12-3)

Southern Oregon Conference

2006 — Roseburg (20-1)

2005 — Roseburg

2004 — South Medford

2003 — North Medford

2002 — (tie) North Medford and Ashland

2001 — Ashland

2000 — North Medford

1999 — Roseburg

1998 — North Medford

1997 — (tie) Crater, Mazama and Roseburg

1996 — Mazama

1995 — Mazama

1994 — Mazama

1993 — Roseburg

1992 — (tie) North Medford and Roseburg

1991 — North Medford and Crater



COACH: Brett Wolfe (21st year)

LAST YEAR: 27-4, 9-3 SOH




Colton Westfall;SS/RHP;Sr.

Jared Evans;RF;Sr.

Josh Berman;3B/RHP;Sr.

Troy Fowler;CF;Sr.

Jordan Ragan;LHP/OF/1B;Sr.

Tate Cowden;2B;Jr.



Greyson Wolff;C;Jr.

Honus Kindreich;1B/RHP;Jr.

Mason Barone;SS/2B;Jr.

Dakota Adams;3B/C;Jr.

Preston Johnson;OF;So.

Kasey Buchanan;OF;So.

Larson Kindreich;OF/LHP;Fr.

Berry Hunt;2B;Jr.

Chris McKee;C;Jr.

Dallas DeVry;OF;Sr.

Marcus Brammell;OF;Sr.



COACH: Brian Diatte (seventh year)

LAST YEAR: 6-21, 1-11 SOH




Josh D’Amico;RHP;Sr.

Cody Ekwall;1B/RHP;Jr.

Easton Bents;SS;Jr.

Kadin Lopez;RF;Jr.

Jake Stoffel;2B;Jr.

Logan Zozaya;3B;So.

Jaron Kroplin;LF;Jr.



Brennen Lauffenburger;3B/RHP;Jr.

Drew Bjorn;C;Jr.

Tyler Rund;CF;Fr.

Chris D’Amico;RHP;Jr.



COACH: Ray Smith (sixth year)

LAST YEAR: 16-11, 5-7 SOH




Ryan Carle;UT/LHP;Sr.

Will Cooney;3B/UT;Sr.

Cole Carder;SS;Jr.



Alex Bylund;2B/3B;Sr.

Tyler Frost;1B/RHP;Sr.

Nick Henry;OF;Sr.

Hunter Bradford;OF/RHP;Jr.

Christian Mahoney;C/UT;Jr.

Matt DeVries;OF/LHP/1B;Jr.

Dillon Alfinito;OF;Jr.

Ben Curry;2B;Jr.

Skyler Loogman;UT/RHP;So.

Jack Thompson;C/3B/RHP;Fr.

Brandon Letendre;OF/RHP;Fr.

How to Identify US Affiliate Partners that will Deliver Conversions

Lisette Howard

Lisette Howard has been in a opening selling attention given 2007. She has knowledge operative during CJ Affiliate by Conversant, Apogee Media, Tapyjoy, and Schaaf-PartnerCentric, a reward associate government agency. As a Senior Affiliate Manager, Lisette has managed programs for a series of obvious brands including HSBC Direct, MyMMs, Avant Credit, Tommy Hilfiger, and The New York Times Store. Lisette perceived a B.A. in Communication from The University of California, Santa Barbara. She resides in Los Angeles with her husband, son and dog, Buster.


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It’s one thing to mass partisan partners into an associate module and another to find a partner who delivers unchanging conversions. As an group that manages over 75 associate programs, we examination vast amounts of associate applications and requests daily. The success of a associate programs relies on us fast identifying or disqualifying an associate for a program, and afterwards allocating resources to affiliates who expostulate high-valued conversions for a clients. Here are 5 strategies that we use to establish if a partner has a intensity to broach conversions.

Is a site’s US Alexa Rank next 150,000?

An critical cause in last if a specific associate can broach conversions is formed on how many healthy trade a site is saying monthly. There is no foolproof approach to establish site trade though directly seeking for those numbers, so we suggest regulating a US Alexa Rank as a benchmark. Alexa Rank is a good indicator of how renouned a site is and what a intensity event can be. A arrange underneath 50,000 could prove a intensity for evident conversions. A arrange from 50,000 to 150,000 would prove a some-more long-term event for conversions.

Does a site have SEM and SEO channels for building traffic?

Are they selling themselves and perplexing to build their trade organically? It’s critical to work with partners who are constantly perplexing to urge their site.  Not usually will they expostulate new business to a site (and yours), though provides clarity and upsurge in a approach that creates users wish to come back. What this means for your module is a long-term trade and acclimatisation channel, as against to a one-off conversion. Established SEM and SEO channels should give we some-more certainty that time spent building this attribute will compensate off.

Does a site aim a right assembly for your brand?

Just since a site has trade does not meant that it will expostulate conversions. It’s critical that we are reaching a right assembly for your brand. If it’s not clear, ask for stats on demographics, tip converting categories, etc. This could also be used to rise appealing offers to their customer base. If a offer does not fit a affiliate’s clientele, deposit your resources elsewhere. For example, a vast faithfulness site declined a partnership with one of a medium-sized clients, as identical offers have not finished good for them. Not usually does this information save income on an nonessential formation fee, it saves a time and technical resources that could be spent on a some-more essential partnership.

Are they ranking organically in a hunt engines?

One of my favorite associate comment collection is Google. we mostly do prolonged tail keyword searches associated to my clients’ brands to see who shows adult within a initial dual pages of hunt results. This not usually shows that an associate has high visibility, though they also already have calm associated to your product. This is also a illusory plan for seeking out new niche affiliates! Sites geared toward a identical charity are some-more expected to broach conversions.

Are your competitors listed on their site?

You wish to be on a same site as your competitors. In fact, once you’re set adult with a specific associate using mixed rival offers, cruise a deeper dive into a calm around a comparison to safeguard you’re a adored merchant, if possible. For faithfulness affiliates, this might meant augmenting commissions that are upheld on to a end-user.

Determining a value of an associate is reduction of an accurate scholarship and some-more of an discerning comment of a affiliate’s sites. You’ll wish to know how they are pushing traffic, if it fits your brand, and do they have long-term strategies for augmenting conversions in place. If a answer is approbation to many of a questions above, we can safely assume that time spend building a partnership with this associate will be time good spent.

Talking UCLA hoops with Bruins Nation

The doubt this whole week heading adult to tonight’s diversion opposite UCLA is “how has this group altered given a dual programs faced off in December?”  The excellent folks over during Bruins Nation helped us in this query for information and also answered questions about a state of a module underneath Steve Alford and gave us some predictions.  Thanks to Matt, Bruinette88, and JoeBruin15 for their good thoughts!  Enjoy!

Slipper Still Fits: We wrote about what has altered about UCLA given a Zags played them in Dec and resolved that their altogether descent potency was many malleable led by featuring Tony Parker some-more as good as malleable three-point sharpened from Bryce Alford.  Is this a satisfactory comment or are there other things to note?

Matt Garrido: Both of those things have helped a offense, yet we would contend that a malleable play of Issac Hamilton has done an arguably a bigger difference. While Hamilton is not a good turn handler, he has turn a rather good half-court facilitator. While Alford generally still brings a turn up, Hamilton will be a one to trigger a offense. This has keyed many of a improvements for a team, including Alford’s malleable 3 indicate sharpened and Parker’s inside play.

Bruinette88: I determine that carrying Bryce Alford play some-more yet a turn has malleable his shot selection. I’d also embody a expansion of Norman Powell as an descent personality as one of a reasons we’ve been rather reduction disposed to scoring droughts.

JoeBruin15: we have to determine with Bruinette about Norman Powell. Powell and Parker make adult a lethal duo. If they are both on, whomever UCLA is personification could be in vast trouble.

Slipper Still Fits: While Parker and Alford seem to get a lot of a publicity, a male that keeps removing mentioned as someone that can expostulate this UCLA group past Gonzaga is Kevon Looney. What do we see Looney’s purpose being in this diversion and can he be that x-factor?

Matt Garrido: For UCLA to win this game, Looney is going to have to be a answer to Wiltjer. Wiltjer positively killed us final time we faced Gonzaga, clearly attack a shot anytime UCLA started to get a small momentum. While we will expected run a lot of zone, Looney is going ot have to be means to extend his invulnerability when he is guarding Wiltjer in male defense, while still being means to assistance us not get kick on a boards. On a descent end, Looney’s malleable fringe sharpened can lift Wiltjer divided from a hoop, permitting Parker room to work. His slicing ability could lift early fouls on Wiltjer, that would expected be a best box unfolding for a Bruins.

Bruinette88: we don’t see how UCLA can win this diversion yet a clever diversion from Looney, generally on a defensive end. The categorical reason we mislaid a initial diversion opposite Gonzaga is that we couldn’t delayed down a Bulldogs’ offense. The priority for Looney needs to be tough invulnerability and rebounding; he’ll minister on offense with his common collection of putbacks, slicing to a basket, and a three-pointer or two.

JoeBruin15: Looney can be a beast. If he gets in tainted difficulty early, UCLA could be in vast trouble. He needs to play plain invulnerability and take what a Gonzaga invulnerability is peaceful to give him, yet he MUST stay out of tainted trouble.

Slipper Still Fits: Over a past integrate months, it seems like UCLA has slowed a gait down extremely in sequence to implement some of a distance advantage – generally Tony Parker.  With Gonzaga abounding in a delayed paced system, do we consider a Bruins will have to speed things adult a bit and get early shots and emanate second chances to lift a upset?

Matt Garrido: Gonzaga is heading a nation in effective FG% on a deteriorate (58.8%), while UCLA finds itself 124th (49.9%), scarcely 9 points worse. UCLA will face an ascending conflict in a slow-down, half justice game, so a Bruins are going to have to emanate some offense outward of a half court. Norman Powell looks to lift a turn scarcely everytime he comes adult with it on a defensive finish and there are not many in college basketball who can stop him if he has room to run. Both teams have rebounded a turn good this season, so whichever group does a malleable pursuit removing on a descent play is going to have a outrageous advantage.

Bruinette88: One of a pivotal advantages to UCLA in negligence down a gait is that a starters have been reduction foul-prone. UCLA’s starters play complicated minutes, so while it’s loyal that a Bruins have a right players to go uptempo, they don’t have a abyss to play uptempo. If we were a manager of an hostile team, I’d put a lot of vigour on a UCLA guards as they move a turn upcourt, and I’d have my players lift a turn whenever possible. we don’t consider a Bruins can win a diversion where they have to rest on their bench.

JoeBruin15: I determine that we don’t consider UCLA can win a lane meet. Playing a fast-paced diversion will wear down a starters, generally in a second half where UCLA has been famous to give adult rather vast runs while using out of gas on offense. A slow-paced diversion will unequivocally advantage a Bruins.

Slipper Still Fits: The 2006 game.  I have to move it up.  In a past 20 years of implausible success for Gonzaga, that diversion is a largest of black eyes.  What is a UCLA viewpoint of this diversion – is it merely a blip on a radar or is it still discussed as an implausible moment?

Matt Garrido: The diversion is unequivocally still being discussed among UCLA fans. Gus Johnson’s call of a final 40 seconds of that diversion is about as good as it comes, yet we am certain that a opinion differs on a Gonzaga side. That was unequivocally a entrance out celebration for UCLA basketball underneath Howland, that was followed adult with a 3 uninterrupted Final Fours. For many Bruin fans, it is one of those games where we can remember where we were when we watched it.

Bruinette88: Matt’s right–we still speak about that game. That game–or some-more precisely, a second half of that game–epitomizes what we desired about a early Howland years. It was a fun to watch a early Howland teams, generally after pang by a finish of a Lavin era. It wasn’t usually a matter of celebrating a winning group either; we are unapproachable of a student-athletes that represented a module during those years.

JoeBruin15: It was a branch indicate for UCLA Basketball underneath Ben Howland and a members of that group are still remembered for their altogether toughness and a 2006 Gonzaga diversion is a good instance of that.

Slipper Still Fits: Focusing in a bit some-more on Bryce Alford.  I will acknowledge that we was all over Bruins Nation during a employing of Steve Alford and successive ‘recruitment’ of Bryce.  What is a stream opinion towards a Alford family and has their batch increasing as of late with this contest run?

Matt Garrido: In general, a opinions on Bryce have malleable as his play has malleable this season. The opinions towards Steve Alford have not altered as much. While there are extravagantly varying opinions by a Bruin fanbase, many feel a Steve Alford has been perplexing to fit a block brace into a turn hole in personification Bryce during a point. Whether by pattern or bad recruiting, Bryce was a usually choice to open adult a year during a position. Hamilton’s malleable play of late has given a group some-more options and a offense has flourished. Without even going into a past issues during Iowa, many fans are not sole on Alford’s diversion government or recruiting abilities. So distant zero in this contest has altered that opinion, yet on a other hand, behind to behind Sweet 16s in his initial 2 seasons has started to win over other fans.

Bruinette88: I consider that a lot of people mistake critique associated to Bryce Alford. For example, I’ve criticized Steve Alford for his disaster to partisan a loyal indicate ensure and his preference to underline his son in a position that doesn’t fit his skills. From my indicate of view, that’s a critique of a coach, not a player. But I’m frequently undone by Bryce Alford’s bid on a defensive end, and we consider that many coaches wouldn’t endure it. Overall, we consider that many of us would be happy to have Bryce Alford stay if Steve Alford were to leave, and many of us would like Steve Alford to find another employer. He’s not an chosen coach.

JoeBruin15: Bryce is positively starting to rise and he deserves credit for that, yet he’s not a loyal indicate ensure and that’s on his manager for unwell to partisan one and stability to play Bryce during a point. His manager who happens to be his father is honourable of a lot of criticism. Where should we start? Last weekend, we was asked if a National Championship would prove Bruin fans and we pronounced “No. Not all of them.” There is a vast apportionment of a fan bottom that believes really strongly that a elder Alford’s actions in a Pierre Pierce occurrence while he was a manager during Iowa should have unfit him from using Coach Wooden’s module on impression drift and that’s positively correct.

But, AD Dan Guerrero gave a male a swain understanding with a humongous buyout proviso if UCLA should glow him. It was a joke.

Alford hasn’t proven that he’s estimable of a trust of Bruin fans. He left this year’s group dangerously brief on a dais when 3 of his recruits had issues preventing them from personification for UCLA. Jon Octeus couldn’t get admitted. Wanaah Bail has had educational problems and Jonah Bolden had eligibility issues that have kept him from personification this year. That’s on Alford. He should have famous better. If someone else wants him, they can have him.

Slipper Still Fits: Lastly, what are a integrate keys to this diversion for UCLA to lift a dissapoint and what is your prediction?

Matt Garrido: I consider that a guards are going to have to lift a scoring bucket in this game. While we would adore to see Parker put adult vast numbers, he typically struggles opposite teams with clever interior play. Gonzaga positively has that. Powell is going to need to continue to play as aggressively as he did late in a deteriorate and possibly Alford or Hamilton will need to be knocking down outward shots. The post invulnerability will be other vast pivotal to a game. All of UCLA’s bigs are disposed to tainted trouble, so personification good invulnerability yet pier adult a fouls will be a key. With a shoal bench, early tainted difficulty would be scarcely unfit to overcome.

Predicition- Since this is a fan site, we get to be a homer. UCLA by 2 with no goaltending calls. we see it as a tighten diversion regardless of who wins.

Bruinette88: UCLA’s starters have to stay out of early tainted trouble. Parker has to measure early; he gets undone if he doesn’t get early touches. Also, UCLA has to equivocate anything that feels like a scoring drought. we don’t consider that this UCLA group has a mental toughness of a 2006 team, so we can’t means to tumble behind early. Prediction: Gonzaga will win by 10.

JoeBruin15: UCLA needs to stay out of tainted difficulty and equivocate using out of gas during a finish of a game. we don’t consider that’s probable opposite Gonzaga. Gonzaga by 6.

Big throng braves charge for preparation rally

Big throng braves charge for preparation rally

Big throng braves charge for preparation rally

Mark Boshnack | The Daily StarProtesters accumulate during a former Center Street School in Oneonta on Thursday.

Posted: Thursday, Mar 26, 2015 10:08 pm

Big throng braves charge for preparation rally

By Mark Boshnack Staff Writer

The Daily Star

About 150 people braved Thursday afternoon rains to attend a Protect Our Schools Rally during a Center Street School building in Oneonta. One of a organizers, Betsy Bloom, pronounced she was gratified with a audience notwithstanding a weather.

Oneonta City School District Superintendent Joseph Yelich was a initial of dual speakers. He told a throng that all opposite a state groups are entrance together to oath their support for open schools — “the centers of a community.” Besides Oneonta, schools represented enclosed Bainbridge, Unatego and Worcester Central.

The event, was sponsored by Oneonta Area for Public Education, an associate of a New York State Allies for Public Education, that concurrent identical events around a state. It is an bid to uncover Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislators internal antithesis to Cuomo’s educational reforms from all stakeholders in a community, according to a media release. He has tied assist to preparation to these reforms in bill negotiations that are underway. He has funded state assist projections during a process.

Yelich said, “My colleagues and we ask that a inaugurated officials apart reforms from finance. School need a bill projections to be generated and distributed right divided so we can build budgets and programs for subsequent year. A one distance fits all proceed to appropriation has not worked and needs to be changed,” he said. If reforms are to be made, he urged they be finished in conference with practitioners and stakeholders. “Local control of a schools is critical to us and should not be eroded any further,” he said.

Also vocalization was Unatego Teachers Association President Kevin Clark, who pronounced he saw parallels between a polite rights transformation and a predicament of open education, and that it was wise to counterfeit a difference of Martin Luther King Jr.

“We have come to this mystic mark to remind a Governor and a inaugurated officials of a extreme coercion of now, Clark said. “We will not be confident until sufficient monies are sincerely allocated to schools in need.”

Clark pronounced any reforms should finish tyro over-testing, and he wants to see reign law that protects educational leisure maintained.

Following a speeches those in assemblage hold hands in a mystic matter of togetherness to Albany legislators, he said.

One of those in assemblage was Kalindi Naslund, an preparation vital from Hartwick College. Under a stream atmosphere, “it’s really troublesome to enter a field,” she said. All a assessments compulsory are gripping many of her peers away. Working together in these forms of actions, she said, “we have a possibility to make changes.”

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Iran Nuclear Talks Explained: The Players, The Issues and The Latest

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Switzerland early Thursday, where teams negotiating over Iran’s chief module are reconvening after talks final week pennyless adult though an agreement. With a Mar 31 deadline for an halt understanding looming, here’s a demeanour during a categorical players, adhering points and several twists and turns a negotiations have taken.


The U.S., China, Russia, Germany, France and Britain — dubbed a P5+1 — are perplexing strech a understanding with Iran that would shorten Tehran’s chief module in lapse for a lifting of crippling mercantile sanctions.

While Iran has consistently pronounced that it does not wish chief weapons, other nations, such as Israel and a U.S., worry that Tehran wants a choice of building a explosve during a time of their choosing. The categorical worry is that Tehran will rise a ability to heighten uranium on an industrial scale — a fuel compulsory for chief weapons — build some-more reactors, and be in a position to build a chief warhead in a brief duration of time.

The controversy, that is some-more than a decade old, has threatened to thrust a segment into war.


What does Iran want?

Iran wants a lifting of mercantile sanctions and an supposed chief program. A vital stumbling retard in this latest turn of talks is that Iran is dire universe powers to lift U.N. sanctions immediately, including some service from sanctions and dismissal of restrictions on a investigate and growth programs.

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani, who has staked his repute on negotiating a lifting of sanctions, has come adult opposite hardliners during home who do not trust a U.S. to respect an agreement and are questionable of a West in general.

An agreement would move a nation in from a cold, diplomatically. It also would potentially open adult unfamiliar investment in Iran, that has a world’s fourth-largest valid wanton oil pot and a second-largest healthy gas reserves, according to a Department of Energy.

What does a U.S. want?

The distance and scale of Iran’s uranium improvement module is a categorical regard for a United States. In an talk this month, President Barack Obama pronounced Iran would have to accept boundary on a chief activities for during slightest 10 years underneath any deal.

One serve adhering indicate is that a U.S. has been job for a created domestic agreement to be sealed by a finish of Mar — though Iran has deserted a thought of a created halt understanding before a final understanding by Jun 30.

Obama has spent huge domestic collateral in achieving a deal. “I trust that a nations have an ancestral event to solve this emanate peacefully,” Obama said in a video destined during Iran on Thursday.

The White House has clashed with a Republican dominated Congress and allies Israel and Saudi Arabia over either Iran can be devoted to hang to a deal, or either permitting Iran any chief infrastructure is wise.

In a vital mangle with protocol, House Republicans progressing this year invited Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to make a speech opposite a chief understanding in Congress — though checking with a White House. And on Mar 9, Senate Republicans wrote a minute to Iran’s care suggesting they can remove whatever agreement a Obama administration signs.

What does he rest of P5+1 want?

One European adjudicator has told a AP that a understanding was redeeming on Iran abandoning investigate into some-more modernized centrifuges that could assistance it fast furnish an atomic arsenal.

France is pulling for during slightest 15 years for a agreement, followed by a 10-year duration of heated monitoring by a U.N. International Atomic Energy Agency.

The U.K., Russia, China, France and Germany have a lot to benefit from a successful outcome in negotiations, and have had essential trade family with Iran in a past. The lifting of sanctions would concede new investment in a oil-rich nation and a re-establishment of mercantile and trade ties.

Image: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani shakes hands with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi AFP – Getty Images

What do Israel and Saudi Arabia want?

While Israel and Saudi Arabia are not during a negotiating table, they are executive to a debate.

Many in Israel feel Iran poses an existential hazard to their nation and trust that Tehran can't be devoted with any chief industry. Relations between a dual countries could frequency be frostier. Israel, that is believed to posses a Middle East’s usually chief arsenal, has in a past hinted it was prepared to conflict Iran.

Iran, meanwhile, does not strictly commend Israel, and some Iranian leaders have questioned either a Holocaust ever happened.

While not as publicly outspoken as Israel, Sunni Muslim Saudi Arabia, Shiite Iran’s informal rival, is deeply questionable of Tehran’s chief module and accuses it of fomenting narrow-minded tensions via a region.

Senior Saudis have also pronounced a understanding could fuel a Mideast chief arms race.

“I’ve always pronounced whatever comes out of these talks, we will wish a same. So if Iran has a ability to heighten uranium to whatever level, it’s not only Saudi Arabia that’s going to ask for that,” Prince Turki bin Faisal al-Saud, a former executive of Saudi intelligence, recently told a BBC.


In short: over a decade. International alarm over Iran’s chief ambitions was sounded after Iranian antithesis suggested in 2002 that a nation was building a uranium improvement and complicated H2O prolongation plants. While Iran pronounced a year after that it would postpone uranium improvement activities and work with a International Atomic Energy Agency on a chief program, that routine fell detached in 2006.

The United Nations afterwards upheld a array of resolutions directed during curbing Iran’s chief program. Controversy continued to boil, and 2007 remarks from then-president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad about skeleton to make industrial quantities of chief fuel combined feverishness to a fire.

Tehran concluded in 2009 to send existent uranium abroad so it could be done into fuel for medical use, though that choice was deserted by a U.S. Later that year, U.N. experts found an improvement trickery inside a towering bunker.

Iran in 2010 began creation higher-grade chief fuel, and in 2011, Bushehr chief energy plant began providing electricity to a inhabitant grid, according to IRNA news agency. Ahmedinejad afterwards pronounced in Apr 2012 that Iran would not give adult a chief rights “even underneath a many formidable pressure.”

When Rouhani became boss of Iran in a summer 2013, he affianced clarity on chief issues. In Nov of that year, Iran sealed a halt Geneva accord, that temporarily lowered sanctions in sell for Tehran frozen some tools of a chief program. The stream turn of talks — due to recommence on Wednesday — have been directed during reaching a permanent deal.

— NBC News’ Ali Arouzi, Hooman Majd, F. Brinley Bruton, Alastair Jamieson and Andy Eckardt.

Reuters and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Dressing for Your Hair Color: Olivia Palermo, Gisele Bündchen, and More Take …

Just when we suspicion that relating your lipstick to your coat was a summary of courteous polish, along comes a subsequent turn of artfully calibrated accessorizing, that requires a rarely nuanced proceed to sauce for your hair color. Spotted in New York final night, Constance Jablonskis tawny neutral demeanour felt like a tonal prolongation of her soothing blonde ombré. Offering serve explanation that dark shades can agree satisfactory hair, Cate Blanchett stepped out in a white fit and glow shirt, while Poppy Delevingne underscored her yellow waves in Paris with a shimmering Chanel frock—a element Emma Stone used to amp adult her burning incline with a claret red dress progressing in a month. Never one to leave a singular fact adult to chance, Olivia Palermos cognac leather coupler brought out a highlights in her brunette blowout, while Gisele Bündchens sun-streaked strands had even some-more dimension interjection to a brilliantly concurrent brew of taupe leather and ivory shearling. Considering that head-to-toe black is carrying a moment, Kendall Jenner’s ebony hair and jet-colored dress competence be all a convincing we need to take obsidian plunge. Here, 7 box studies in a pointed impact of a tone-on-tone tone scheme.



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Food bank sets food package module for Collier seniors – The News

The Harry Chapin Food Bank seeks low-income Collier County residents 60 and comparison to enroll in a new food package module — a initial of a kind in Florida.

Officials with a Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida wish to enroll 2,400 in a Commodity Supplemental Food Program. The sovereign program, administered by particular states, provides participants with a giveaway box of food once a month as prolonged as they’re in need.

Approximately 400 are enrolled during this indicate and 2,400 can participate; that series was set by a sovereign government, pronounced Kari Lefort, executive of programs for Harry Chapin. The initial placement will take place in mid-to-late April.

“The state prioritized Collier County” for a program, Lefort said. “Collier is a initial and usually place this is function in a state of Florida during this time.

“We see need privately in Golden Gate, Immokalee, North Naples — there’s impassioned misery in those communities.”

Food equipment in a boxes might embody canned fruits and vegetables, juices, cereal, rice, pasta, cheese and canned meats. It’s supposing by a U.S. Department of Agriculture, that purchases a food and creates it accessible to CSFP state agencies, along with supports for executive costs.

State agencies store a food and discharge it to open and nonprofit private internal agencies.

“We’re removing a initial conveyance during a finish of this week,” Lefort said. “Our volunteers are going to assistance us put it into boxes.

“We’re going to be distributing those boxes to a partner agencies in Collier County to give to a seniors.”

In further to vital in Collier and being 60 or older, participants contingency have a domicile income during or next 130 percent of a sovereign misery guidelines. For a domicile of one, that’s monthly income of $1,265. For a domicile of two, it’s $1,705.

Applicants contingency yield a print ID, explanation of residence and of domicile income.

Once a module is underneath way, participants or their proxies can revisit a closest placement site to explain their monthly box of food. Nine agencies are on house to offer as placement sites, she said; Harry Chapin seeks adult to 20 agencies to help.

Harry Chapin, an associate of Feeding America, is a usually food bank in Florida concerned in this program.


To enroll in a Commodity Supplemental Food Program, hit Kari LeFort, during 334-7007 ext. 124 or email

To make a concession to a Harry Chapin Food Bank, call 334-7007 or revisit

Studying abroad enhances education, employability

There are lots of reasons not to go abroad.

It’s difficult — paperwork, visas; dear — airfare, tuition; and unsure — what if we hatred it?

It’s a commitment, and it’s a jump of faith. You are withdrawal your friends, your home and all else that comprises your comfort zone. You can’t expostulate home on a weekend. You won’t know what truly awaits we until we get there. It’s scary.

Do it anyway.

Fill out a paperwork. It can be a small painful, though it’s value it. You won’t remember forms or questionnaires when you’re drifting by a streets of Amsterdam on a bicycle, shower adult a Italian object with a book in your palm or eating blocks of cheese on a Parisian transport corner.

Figure out a cost. You’d be astounded during how affordable investigate abroad can be. The University of South Dakota has several direct programs, wherein we continue to recompense your unchanging USD fee and fees while vital and investigate in Australia, Spain, Germany, Japan, France, Hungary or a United Kingdom.

USD also offers opportunities through associate programs such as Cultural Experiences Abroad and International Studies Abroad, that recompense we for several aspects of your time abroad. For example, when we complicated abroad, my associate module lonesome a whole cost of my airfare. There are lots of financial incentives and assist out there watchful to be utilized.

This is utterly loyal during USD, where a estimable volume of income is allocated to assistance students who wish to do something like investigate abroad. The Farber Fund — determined in respect of a late William O. “Doc” Farber, a former domestic scholarship highbrow during USD — totals $4.5 million, and provides upwards of $170,000 any year for domestic science, rapist probity and general studies students to transport in and with their education.

More recently, a $40,000 fund in a College of Arts Sciences dedicated exclusively to assisting account tyro investigate abroad opportunities was announced. The International Opportunity Fund will be open to announced Arts Sciences majors, and awards are expected to operation from $500 to adult to $2,500. If we went by a approach module and cumulative additional aid, investigate abroad could utterly literally cost we reduction than investigate during USD.

Take a risk. we know a stomach-churning stress that can accompany a perfect unknowingness of what we competence be considering. we can usually inspire we to punch a bullet, and usually go. Simply put, it’s value it. It is challenging, sparkling and extravagantly fun, and we have never oral with someone who complicated abroad and regretted it. Eventually, your stress will spin into euphoria.

If my promises seem groundless or are incomprehensible to we — that is fair, we substantially don’t know any other — or we can’t utterly shake a risk factor, cruise investigate abroad a distributed investment in your future.

In an increasingly globalized world, employers are not usually looking for people with a tellurian mindset or internationally germane believe and skills, though a celebrity traits that possibly done we investigate abroad in a initial place or came about as a outcome thereof, like open-mindedness, pluckiness and adaptability.

Traveling, as more and some-more people are suggesting, teaches we in a approach that classrooms simply can’t. You’re there, saying it all — trying, touching, smelling, tasting and stumbling sometimes, though flourishing in a large way. You learn by doing. There are certain things we can’t learn in a same approach if we are sitting behind a desk.

So, approbation — there are reasons not to go abroad. But they are outnumbered significantly by reasons to go. If we haven’t deliberate it, we should. If you’re deliberation it, usually do it. It’s an investment in yourself — an on-the-ground preparation that will be with we for a rest of your life.

Kerry Washington Puts a Modern Spin on Seventies Hair and Makeup

Kerry Washington GLAAD Awards
Kerry Washington GLAAD Awards

Kerry Washington GLAAD Awards

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From a lapse of independent prints and patchwork to a new resurgence of flares and corduroy on a runways, fashion’s seventies change has ushered in a satisfactory share of spacious middle parts and healthy makeup. But during a GLAAD awards over a weekend, Kerry Washington channeled a high-glam side of a decade with glossy disco-inspired brushed curls—a demeanour that, interconnected with shimmering bronze lids, flushed blush, and soothing pinkish lips, was done for a plunging restraint dress. A pointer that vital makeup and hairspray competence take a place of slept-in waves? Stay tuned.



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Junior Chiefs module offers possibility to learn from pros – Press & Sun

Although a Southern Tier has several peculiarity programs, generally for baseball, infrequently we have to demeanour elsewhere to work with a best.

The Junior Chiefs module and a Perfect Practice trickery give kids from age 10 by college a possibility to work with former veteran players and longtime collegiate coaches.

Perfect Practice was non-stop by Liverpool residents Mike and Joanne DiPaulo 9 years ago with a purpose of giving their son an indoor trickery to use hitting. Mike, a former Liverpool Little League house member and president, began using a Junior Chiefs module 7 years ago.

DiPaulo now does his training from a 10,000-square-foot trickery down a transport from Alliance Bank Stadium, a home of a Syracuse Sky Chiefs, a Triple-A associate of a Washington Nationals.

“The core purpose of a module is to assistance kids grasp their ball goals and to assistance them get to what they feel is their subsequent level,” DiPaulo said. “The players can come here and work indoors for 365 days if they wish to.”

The Junior Chiefs module includes transport teams for ages 10 to 16. Tryouts and practices embody 4 hours of training per week, dual hours on Saturday, and one any of sports-related aptness training on Tuesdays and Thursday.

The prominence of a season, that runs via Jun and July, is a 12-Under transport team’s week-long appearance in a contest during Dreams Park in Cooperstown. Teams in other age groups attend in tournaments in Long Island, New Jersey and Virginia.

“Our biggest regard with a Junior Chiefs is anticipating a right kids and a right families that can make a kind of commitment,” DiPaulo said, observant that a Cooperstown contest can cost some-more than $3,000 per chairman for a week. “It’s not for everybody.”

What creates a financial joining worthwhile, according to DiPaulo, is a “phenomenal training staff” during Perfect Practice, that Junior Chiefs players have entrance to as well.

Hitting coaches embody former teenager joining players Tommy Royal (Pirates) and Kurt DeLuca (Mets), as good as SUNY Cortland partner manager Casey Scott.

On a pitching side, players have entrance to a imagination of ex-Brewers teenager leaguer Jamie Cangemi, as good as four-year vital leaguer Steve Grilli, Mark Lukasiewicz, who won a World Series with a Angels in 2002, and Frank DiPino, who spent 13 years in a vital leagues.

Another of a attack coaches during Perfect Practice, who also coaches a 13U Junior Chiefs team, is Pat Stuart of Cicero. He teaches a five-week rudimentary attack and throwing category for 5- to 8-year-olds and has coached for a past 3 years.

Although a programs are located in Syracuse, there is an captivate for Southern Tier students. DiPaulo remarkable that dual stream players on a Junior Chiefs college bar group are from a area, and players from Ithaca College and Binghamton University uncover seductiveness each year.

Stuart served as a horde to Johnson City local Ryan Clark dual years ago when he played on a Junior Chiefs. Clark is now pitching for a University of North Carolina during Greensboro.

Stuart says it is DiPaulo’s impasse that creates Perfect Practice and a Junior Chiefs successful.

“He’s not a standard owners that we don’t see around a facility, he’s in there,” Stuart said. “His idea is to have players pointer adult during 10U and keep them there by 16U.”

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