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Five things you need to know today, May 18

first_img Pinterest 2021 SCHOOL HONORS: Permian High School Local News Five things you need to know today, May 18 By admin – May 18, 2018 Previous articleSenior Advantage Health FairNext articleECISD Superintendent Tom Crowe is retiring in December admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR OC employee of the year always learning Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp WhatsAppcenter_img 0518_ticket_sound_of_music_02_cmyk.jpg Facebook Take a look at the news in and around Odessa on Friday, May 18. Find complete local news coverage in the Odessa American every day, online at oaoa.com and our daily E-Edition at myoaoa.com.1. An honor flight took off Thursday morning carrying 143 Permian Basin veterans to Washington, D.C., providing an opportunity for them to visit memorials erected in their honor. Many will be seeing them for the first time.2. “The Sound of Music” is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. May 30 at the Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center as a part of Cristiani’s Jewelers 2017-1018 Broadway in the Basin series.3. Hays STEAM Academy fifth-grade science teacher Amanda Webber is heading to NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston this summer for the LiftOff Summer Institute.4. A man was arrested Wednesday after he reportedly assaulted his ex-girlfriend and held a gun to her head.5. IN SPORTS: Jacob Munoz homered and Cristian Baseza pitched a three-hit shutout as the Odessa High Bronchos opened their Class 6A regional quarterfinal baseball series with a 1-0 victory over Keller Timer Creek on Thursday at Walt Driggers Field. ECISD undergoing ‘equity audit’ Twitter Twitter Home Local News Five things you need to know today, May 18 Fruit Salad to Die ForSmoked Bacon Wrapped French Vidalia OnionHawaiian Roll Ham SlidersPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay last_img read more

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Pearl Jam Announces 2018 Tour Dates

first_imgPearl Jam has announced a 14-date European tour next summer! Following their previously scheduled headlining performances at Lollapalooza’s South American Festivals in Chile, Argentina, and Brazil in March, the alternative rock band will embark on a European takeover in June and July of 2018. Kicking things off in Amsterdam on June 12, Eddie Vedder and co will perform two nights in London, with stops in Rome, Prague, Berlin, Barcelona, and more, with festival appearances at Pinkpop Festival in Landgraaf, NL, I-Days Festival at Area Expo in Milan, IT, the Mad Cool Festival in Madrid, ES, and NOS Alive Festival in Lisbon, PT.Pearl Jam Releases Soundtrack For “Let’s Play Two” Wrigley Field Concert FilmCheck out the announcement video below, followed by a full list of tour dates. Head to the band’s website for more information.Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2017, the band’s first year of eligibility, Pearl Jam has sold nearly 32 million records in the United States and an estimated 60 million worldwide–earning their spot as one of the greatest rock bands of all time. Check out the full tour schedule below.Pearl Jam 2018 Tour Dates:03/16 – Santiago, CL @ Lollapalooza Chile03/18 – Buenos Aires, AR @ Lollapalooza Argentina03/21 – Rio de Janeiro, BR @ Maracana Stadium03/24 – Sao Paulo, BR @ Lollapalooza Brazil06/12 – Amsterdam, NL @ Ziggo Dome06/15 – Landgraaf, NL @ Pinkpop Festival06/18 – London, UK @ O2 Arena06/19 – London, UK @ O2 Arena06/22 – Milan, IT @ I-Days Festival at Area Expo06/24 – Padova, IT @ Stadio Euganeo06/26 – Rome, IT @ Stadio Olimpico07/01 – Prague, CZ @ O2 Arena07/03 – Krakow, PL @ Tauron Arena07/05 – Berlin, DE @ Waldbuhne07/07 – Werchter, BE @ Rock Werchter07/10 – Barcelona, ES @ Palau St. Jordi07/12 – Madrid, ES @ Mad Cool Festival07/14 – Lisbon PT @ NOS Alive Festivallast_img read more

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Conference championship picks against the spread for all 10 games

first_imgConference championship week is here, and all 10 Power 5 conferences will crown a champion.  The final College Football Playoff pairings also will be decided this weekend, with the marquee matchup No. 1 Alabama and No. 4 Georgia in a rematch of last year’s national championship game. No. 2 Clemson, No. 5 Oklahoma and No. 6 Ohio State also have a chance to make their Playoff case.   MORE: Week 14 bowl projectionsSporting News had success against the spread in Rivalry Week with a 14-6 record, and will look to continue to build on that with Championship Week and bowl season:Straight up: 207-50, .805 (16-4 last week) Against the spread: 139-102, .577 (14-6 last week) Upset picks: 11-14, .440 (1-2 last week) With that in mind, here are our championship week picks (lines reflect Consensus picks from VegasInsiders.com as of Monday):Buffalo (-3.5) vs. Northern Illinois  The Bulls have a dynamic connection between Tyree Jackson and Anthony Johnson, and despite a loss to Ohio have been the most consistent team in the MAC under Lance Leipold. Northern Illinois has been to this game seven of the past eight years, but they ended the season on back-to-back losses. We will go with the better offense. Buffalo wins 38-28 and COVERS the spread.  No. 10 Washington (-5) vs. No. 17 Utah  Washington won a 21-7 defensive struggle when the teams met in September, and this should be the same type of game. Myles Gaskin was the key for the Huskies in the Apple Cup win, and he will close out a banner career in the Pac-12 with one more game-breaking performance. Utah won’t have quarterback Tyler Huntley for this one either. Washington wins 35-21 and COVERS the spread.  No. 5 Oklahoma (-7.5) vs. No. 9 Texas  The line jumped to two points from its opening. The Sooners have a chance to correct their mistake from a 48-45 shootout in the last meeting with Texas, and quarterbacks Kyler Murray and Sam Ehlinger will put on a show at Jerry World. Oklahoma still has its Playoff hopes alive, and in order to be sure the Sooners need to win convincingly enough to hold off Ohio State. This will be tight into the fourth quarter. We’ll take the hook on the line. Oklahoma wins 48-41 but FAILS TO COVER the spread.  MORE: Ohio State or Oklahoma: Who deserves a Playoff spot more?Appalachian State (-17.5) vs. Louisiana  The Mountaineers are heavy favorites to win the first Sun Belt championship game. Appalachian State won the regular-season meeting 27-17, but is playing a Ragin’ Cajuns team that won its last three games. We’ll take the points here. Appalachian State wins 33-20 but FAILS TO COVER the spread.  Middle Tennessee State (-2.5) vs. UAB  The Blazers are underdogs after losing 27-3 to the Blue Raiders last week, and it’s a quick turnaround to face an offense led by veteran quarterback Brent Stockstill. It’s going to be closer the second time, but it’s hard to pick against the favorite here. Middle Tennessee State wins 31-24 and COVERS the spread. No. 7 UCF (-3.5) vs. Memphis  This line dropped from its open, and it’s easy to see why. McKenzie Milton (leg) is out, and the Tigers have a high-flying offense led by All-American candidate Darrell Henderson. Memphis has won its past four after a midseason lull, and it will avenge this year’s loss to the Knights in a shootout. Memphis wins 45-42 in an UPSET.  MORE: Sporting News’ Week 14 Power RankingsNo. 1 Alabama (-13) vs. No. 4 Georgia The line was set at 10.5 and has since jumped by two-and-a-half points. The implications are obvious here: Georgia is tasked with trying to slow down the Alabama offensive machine in a play-in Playoff game. The Bulldogs have the running game to control the clock, but will they generate enough pass rush to slow down Alabama’s receivers? We like the original line in a big-time matchup of this magnitude. Alabama wins 31-21 but FAILS TO COVER the spread.  No. 19 Boise State (-2.5) vs. No. 25 Fresno State  The Broncos and Bulldogs played this game on Nov. 9, and Boise State won 24-17. This is the fourth meeting in two years, and that familiarity means one or two turnovers can make the difference. We will stick with the defending Mountain West champions. Boise State wins 24-20 and COVERS the spread.  No. 2 Clemson (-26.5) vs. Pittsburgh  Clemson is making its fourth consecutive ACC championship appearance, and it’s the first meeting with the Panthers since the 43-42 shootout in 2016. It’s been an up-and-down season for Pitt, and the Tigers have won their past six games by an average of 35.6 points. Clemson dominates here, but it’s a matter of whether a back-door cover happens. Clemson wins 42-19 but FAILS TO COVER the spread.MORE: Week 14 CFP pictureNo. 6 Ohio State (-14) vs. No. 21 NorthwesternOhio State looked like the Playoff team it was supposed to be and now catches a Northwestern team that has won seven of its past eight games and lost to Michigan by three and to Notre Dame by 10. The scoreboard matters if the Buckeyes want to make a last-minute Playoff impression. Ohio State wins 42-26 and COVERS the spread.last_img read more

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In Surprise Press Conference, Trump Orders All Houses Of Worship To Open

first_imgBy  Stephen DienerIn a short but historic press conference, President Trump shocked everyone by announcing his Presidential order to immediately open all houses of worship throughout the country, despite governor’s orders, and to deem them all as essential services.This includes all mosques, synagogues, and churches.Trump made this announcement during an unplanned press conference earlier this afternoon to a surprised press corps who did not expect to see him today.During the announcement, Trump said that he was disgusted by the actions of some governors to deem liquor stores and abortion clinics as essential services, but refuse to open churches at the same time. He said that the country needs more prayer, not less.He went on to say that if any governor has a problem that they can call him directly with their concerns, but he said he does not expect it to be a “productive call.”The President reiterated his order to have all houses of worship immediately opened before leaving the podium without taking any questions.last_img read more

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Judge rules against Florida on felons paying fines to vote

first_imgU.S. District Court Judge Robert Hinkle ruled against a Florida law requiring felons to pay legal fees as part of their sentences before regaining the right to vote.The judge called the Florida rules a “pay to vote” system that are unconstitutional when applied to felons “who are otherwise eligible to vote but are genuinely unable to pay the required amount.”The 125-page ruling involves a state law to implement a 2016 ballot measure approved by voters to automatically restore the right to vote for many felons who have completed their sentence. The Republican-led Legislature stipulated that fines and legal fees must be paid as part of the sentence, in addition to serving any prison time.However, Hinkle said that he is unlikely to have the last word in the case, expecting the administration of Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis to launch an appeal.The 2018 ballot measure, known as Amendment 4, does not apply to convicted murderers and rapists, who are permanently barred from voting regardless of financial obligations.last_img read more

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4th Annual Ballet Northwest Young Choreographers Showcase Set to Delight

first_imgSubmitted by Ballet NorthwestFor the fourth year, young choreographers from Olympia’s Ballet Northwest will surprise and delight the audience at the Young Choreographers Showcase (YCS) on August 23, 2015 at 7 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts on the South Puget Sound Community College campus, an event created to allow Company dancers to explore creativity and leadership in dance.This year the event will showcase original productions from 12 choreographers. Ten are dancers from Ballet Northwest who range in age from 13 to 18. The other two are Ballet Northwest alumni who are currently studying at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle and the Joffrey Academy of Dance in Chicago.At the event, audiences will encounter dances in variety of styles, including ballet, modern dance and jazz. Choreographers get to take advantage of a professional stage and lighting. “This is the second year we’ll have the event at the Minnaert Center, which is a beautiful venue for dance,” said Josie Johnson, Co-Artistic Director at Ballet Northwest.Created in 2012, YCS gives the dancers at the Company an opportunity to create their own choreography, explore creativity and produce their own work. “Our dancers were getting more and more comfortable in different dance styles and were starting to show an interest in choreography. We saw the talent developing, so we created the Showcase to give these dancers the opportunity to stage their creativity,” said Ken Johnson, Co-Artistic Director at Ballet Northwest.In order to participate in the event, dancers had to submit an application outlining why they wanted to participate, the style of music they would use as well as how many dancers they would need to stage their production. Next, choreographers attended Choreography Master Classes taught by master teachers from the region.The Johnsons mentored the students throughout the creative process as well as at rehearsals. “We provided guidance and would pop into rehearsals to make sure things were going well and progressing. We’ve discovered that this process is a great leadership opportunity for the students. They have to manage rehearsal times, make sure dancers are available and take charge of their peers,” said Josie Johnson.Ken Johnson added, “It is exciting to see the amazing quality of work that these local, young choreographers produce. Audiences are continually blown away by the choreographer’s imagination coming to life on the stage.”Tickets are $12 (plus $3 Washington Center service fee) and can be purchased at: www.olytix.org or by calling 360-753-8586.Since 1970, Ballet Northwest has been a community-based group dedicated to promoting, teaching, and preserving the art of dance in Southwest Washington. The company offers educational opportunities for local dancers as well as outreach throughout the community. Facebook133Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

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A nostalgic look back at AS Roma’s overpowered front 3 in FIFA 15

first_imgAdvertisement 5lNBA Finals | Brooklyn VszceoaWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E3v5zm( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) th9Would you ever consider trying this?😱cbCan your students do this? 🌚82gRoller skating! Powered by Firework With the onset of the release of FIFA 20, it marks the official demise of FIFA 15 whose online servers will be officially shut by EA Sports soon. One thing from FIFA 15 has stuck to us and we thought to share the nostalgia with you as well.Advertisement The AS Roma forward trio of Gervinho, Seydou Doumbia, and Victor Ibarbo must certainly ring a bell for you , if you’ve played the Ultimate Team mode.Advertisement The trio combined had one of the most terrific offensive stats in all of FIFA universe.All three of them had 90+ pace and 80+ dribbling. It was just a matter of time before a through ball was picked up by one of them and it materialized into a goal. The streets wont forget!Advertisement On FIFA 20, Kylian Mbappe and Adama Traore are tied on 96 pace as the fastest players on the game, with EA Sports putting Toluca’s Anibal Chala, FC Tokyo’s Kensuke Nagai, Manchester City speedster Leroy Sane and Monaco’s Gelson Martins at a 95 pace.Inaki Williams, Douglas Costa, Sadio Mane and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang all complete the list thanks to their 94 pace grade. Advertisementlast_img read more

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