August 14, 2020
  • 9:36 am Exchange brings Japanese teens to Utah
  • 9:36 am Defense rules day in Utes’ victory
  • 9:33 am Sharp looks to defend S.L. Amateur title
  • 8:23 am Wellington Police Notes: Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017
  • 8:17 am Enroll today at Cowley College – Sumner Campus; classes begin August 2018

first_imgE-mail: sor@desnews.com Back in 1987, a group of three dozen Japanese students came to Utah to improve their golf games while learning about Utah and American culture.Twenty years later, the Utah-Japan Golf Exchange Program is still going strong.Nearly 40 high school-age golfers from the Aichi region of Japan near the city of Nagoya are in Utah for 10 days of wall-to-wall golf. By the time they head back to Japan, the young golfers will have played eight rounds of golf at six different courses and received more than a dozen hours of golf instruction from local professionals.Tuesday the group was at Bonneville Golf Course, nearly filling every table in the snack bar area as they ate lunch after a morning of golf clinics. After lunch they headed out for 18 holes on the scenic Bonneville layout.They did the same thing Wednesday at Wasatch Mountain and will do it again today at South Mountain and Friday at Mountain Dell. Wednesday night they even enjoyed a one-hour after-hours shopping spree at Uinta Golf.On Saturday the top 10 players from the first four days will compete in a match-play Ryder Cup-type tournament against 10 top Utah junior players at Mountain Dell. Everyone will play again Monday at Soldier Hollow, Tuesday at Stonebridge and Wednesday again at Mountain Dell before concluding with a picnic in Sugar House Park that night.Rex Underwood, a longtime local teaching pro, is the brainchild behind the annual golf exchange program. It started two decades ago as a collaborative effort between the Utah State Department of Tourism and Japanese golf coach Hiro Komura.Underwood got involved and was asked to make a proposal to Osamu Hoshino, an American of Japanese descent, who worked in the tourism department.”I was naive, but I whipped up a proposal,” Underwood said. “They came back and said, ‘they accepted your proposal and 20 kids are coming in late August.”‘Soon the number grew to 30 and then 40. Underwood had a couple of months to scramble and find host families for all the kids, round up some instructors and find tee times at different golf courses.He accomplished it all and has kept the same basic formula ever since, including the International tournament in the middle and the awards banquet on the final day.Underwood said the quality of the golfers varies each year from scratch golfers to some who can’t break 100. But after a solid week of instruction and play, most of the golfers make great improvement. This year he’s pleased to have seven girls, the most girls ever in the 21 years of the program.Also helping to run the program are local professional Brad Richard and his wife, Shiho Hori, who works as the lead interpreter. She is a former program participant, who knows the impact the program can have.”When I first came to Utah, the experience totally changed my view of golf,” she said. “It made me a more complete player and gave me a global perspective of the game.”After two decades, Underwood isn’t sure how much longer the program will continue, but hopes to keep it going. “It’s fun to do,” he said. “We’ll keep doing it as long as we can.” last_img read more

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first_imgE-mail: sor@desnews.com Lawrence Borha and Shaun Green scored just 10 of Utah’s 88 points between them Tuesday night at the Huntsman Center. Yet they were the two players singled out by coach Jim Boylen after the Utes’ 88-43 victory over Northwest Nazarene.Why? Because of defense.Ever since he arrived at Utah, Boylen has been trying to develop a defensive mentality on his young team and slowly but surely the players are getting it.”I thought we grew tonight,” Boylen said. “I thought we improved on defense. I thought we improved on our toughness, we hit some people today and we dove on the floor.”Boylen said he asked Borha to be a defensive-minded player and he assigned him to guard the Crusaders’ best player, Justin Parnell. All Borha did was hold Parnell scoreless and to 0-for-5 shooting from the field.”That’s what we’re trying to establish here,” Boylen said.As for Green, Boylen said he told him after the game he couldn’t remember anything he did offensively, but that he played “really well” defensively.”I thought those two guys were terrific,” he said. “That’s what we have to do around here.”For the second straight game, the Utes held their opponent less than 30 percent shooting from the field as the Crusaders finished at 28.9 percent.As Stephen Weigh said, “The most important thing tonight is that we held them below 30 percent. Last year, it was 60 percent on a regular basis.”Offensively, the Utes got great efforts from center Luke Nevill, who led all scorers with 19 points and Weigh, who scored 17 points with a perfect night from the field, making all six field goals, including three 3-pointers and both of his free throws.”I’ve been doing a lot of extra shooting and I guess it’s paying off,” Weigh said. “But they’re only exhibition games.”Johnnie Bryant scored 11 points, while Kim Tillie had 10 points and eight rebounds and impressed his coach defensively as well.”Tillie was, in spurts, dominating on defense,” Boylen said.JC transfer Tyler Kepkay directed the Ute offense well and finished with nine points and five assists, looking much-improved from the first game.”Tyler is getting better,” Boylen said. “He had his best practice Sunday and his second-best practice Monday. He’s got to play well for us to be successful.”The Utes took a 42-22 lead at halftime and still led by 23 midway through the second half when they ran off 17 straight points to increase the lead to 76-39. The lead eventually got as high as 47.Tyler Roberts was the only Crusader to score in double figures with 10. “We’ve got to get better every day,” Boylen said. “I think we took a step in the right direction tonight — a baby step.” UTE NOTES: The Utes play for real starting Friday night when South Carolina Upstate pays a visit to the Huntsman Center. Next week the Utes head to Seattle for the Preseason NIT, where they’ll take on High Point (N.C.) Tuesday night . … Announced attendance was 7,650 … Utah won the rebound battle 39-22 and shot 61 percent from the field … The Utes defeated Montana Tech 83-40 last week in an exhibition game. last_img read more

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first_imgA strong field will tee off at Bonneville Golf Course for the annual Richard C. Kramer Salt Lake City Amateur, a 36-hole tournament that begins today and concludes on Sunday.Tommy Sharp is the defending champion and tees off at 1:10 p.m. with another former champion, Bill Naughton. Other former champions in the field include Todd Barker, Brandon Hargett, Kirk Siddens, Ryan Job and Kurt Bernhisel.Top contenders include Dan Horner, the defending State Amateur champion who lost in a sudden-death playoff to Sharp last year, 2007 runner-up Tyson Lund, BYU freshman Jordan Rodgers, BYU freshman-to-be Zack Blair, University of Utah golfers Chance Cota and Jeff Kitches and Park City’s Robert McRae.The championship flight golfers all play this afternoon and will be re-paired for Sunday’s final round, with the final groups finishing up around 7 p.m. Besides the 92 golfers in the championship flight, 104 golfers will compete in the A and B flights.last_img read more

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first_imgWellington Police notes: Wednesday, September 6, 2017:•5:10 a.m. Michele L. Dall, 42, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for apeeding 64 mph in 50 mph zone.•7:42 a.m. Non-Injury accident in the 100 block E. Walnut, Wellington involving a vehicle operated by juvenile male, 15, Wellington and a parked and unoccupied vehicle owned by Colby Bannister, Wellington.•1:05 p.m. Officers assisted an outside agency on the Kansas Turnpike. •2 p.m. Officers took a suspicious activity report in the 800 block S. C, Wellington. •5:25 p.m. Injury accident in the area of U.S. 160 and Plum, Wellington involving vehicles operated by Jeremy W. Miller, 31, Wellington and Michael C. Glazier, 26, Wellington.•5:28 p.m. Jeremy W. Miller, 31, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for failure to yield right of way.•6:07 p.m. Officers took a suspicious activity report in the 600 block E. Hillside, Wellington.•6:29 p.m. Non-Injury accident in the 1700 block E. Crusader Road, Wellington involved a vehicle operated by juvenile male, 16, Wellington and a fixed object/curb owned by the city of Wellington.•9:12 p.m. Officers took a suspicious activity report in the 300 block E. 9th, Wellington.•9:42 p.m. Officers took a suspicious activity report in the 300 block E. Mill, Wellington.•10:03 p.m. Officers took a suspicious activity report in the 800 block S. Cherry, Wellington.•10:09 p.m. Officers took a suspicious person report in the 200 block E. Mill, Wellington. •10:11 p.m. Joseph A. Byers, 41, Wellington was arrested on a City of Wellington bench warrant for failure to appear on charges of illegal registration and driving while license is suspended. •10:11 p.m. Joseph A. Byers, 41, Wellington was arrested on a City of Wellington warrant for domestic battery and criminal damage to property. •10:48 p.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to door knob in the 800 N. Woodlawn, Wellington.last_img read more

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first_imgClick on ad above and in the right side corner for more information of what Sumner County’s new college has to offer! Welcome to the Cowley College Sumner CampusCowley College is coming to Sumner County in a BIG way! Historically, area students had to move to Arkansas City for the campus experience or take classes in satellite locations in Mulvane or Winfield. The need for a college campus in Sumner County has long been noted and now it’s coming to fruition.Programs in the planning stages for the Sumner Campus.Available August 2018Agricultural ScienceComputer ScienceCybersecurityWeb & Mobile Application DevelopmentMachine Tool TechnologyMechatronicsNon-Destructive TestingWelding.last_img read more

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first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

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first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Sumner Newscow report — The Caldwell football season came to a sudden end after losing to Central of Burden 32-12 Thursday night in the first round of the playoffs. The Bluejays finishes the season at 6-3.On a muddy wet field on the road, Caldwell led 12-0 midway through the third quarter. But it all came crashing down when Central scored three quick touchdowns to take a 24-12 lead going into the fourth.Central would add one more touchdown in the fourth to claim victory.“They were a big physical team,” said Sean Blosser, Caldwell head football coach. “They did what they needed to and we lost field position and momentum. Conditions were tough and they responded better. Our kids fought hard.” Statistically, Caldwell had more yards – 277 to 248. Dru Volavka ran for 140 yards on 24 attempts, and scored Caldwell’s first touchdown, a 44 yarder in the second quarter after a scoreless first. Things looked pretty good very early in the third when  quarterback Corbin Rise ran in from the 9 on a quarterback keeper to make it 12-0.But then Central scored on a 7-yard run, a 15-yard run and a 19-yard run to wrap up the quarter and seize the game.The full statistics for the game is here.Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

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first_imgGENEVA | Switzerland is a glamorous playground of the rich and famous, filled with glitterati from princes to movie stars. It’s also a land with a sometimes uneasy relationship with foreigners — especially when they aren’t white.Billionaire media mogul Oprah Winfrey says she ran into Swiss racism when a clerk at Trois Pommes, a pricey Zurich boutique, refused to show her a $38,000 handbag, telling one of the world’s richest women that she wouldn’t be able to afford it. Winfrey earned $77 million in the year ending in June, according to Forbes magazine.This July 31, 2013 file photo shows media mogul and actress Oprah Winfrey at a special screening of “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” New York. Winfrey says she ran into Swiss racism when a clerk at Trois Pommes, a pricey Zurich boutique, refused to show her a black handbag, telling one of the world’s richest women that she “will not be able to afford” the $38,000 price tag. Winfrey earned $77 million in the year ending in June, according to Forbes magazine. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)“She said: ‘No, no, no, you don’t want to see that one. You want to see this one. Because that one will cost too much; you will not be able to afford that,’” Winfrey, appearing on the U.S. television program “Entertainment Tonight,” quoted the clerk as saying. “And I said, ‘Well, I did really want to see that one.’ And she refused to get it.”She brought up the incident during an interview about her new movie, “Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” which opens next week and focuses on civil rights and race relations in the U.S. She was asked to open up about her own experiences with discrimination.Swiss tourism officials and the boutique owner were quick to offer apologies Friday.“We are very sorry for what happened to her, of course, because we think all of our guests and clients should be treated respectfully, in a professional way,” Daniela Baer, a spokeswoman for the Swiss tourism office, told The Associated Press.The tourism office also posted an apology on Twitter, saying, “This person acted terribly wrong.”The newspaper Blick described the bag as a crocodile-leather Tom Ford design named for actress Jennifer Aniston, a fan of the American designer. It quoted Goetz as saying the bag was priced at 35,000 Swiss francs.Boutique owner Trudie Goetz told Swiss public broadcaster SRF that she believed the incident was a misunderstanding when the store clerk, who is mainly an Italian speaker, explained how expensive the bag was.“I’m very sorry about this incident,” Goetz said. “And this can only happen because of a communication problem and a misunderstanding.“The shop assistant apparently asked her (Oprah) if she would like to see the bag, but she apparently said ‘No, I just want to look’. And then she (Oprah) asked how much the bag costs and she (the employee) told her how much the bag was.”Goetz added that “I believe she rather said something like ‘we have some less expensive’ — ‘we also have some less expensive bags’ and not ‘it’s too expensive for you.’ ”Winfrey was in Switzerland to attend the wedding of her longtime friend Tina Turner, who has lived in Zurich for many years and has been quoted saying how much she enjoys living among the Swiss. Turner was granted a passport earlier this year, a process that typically takes years.Goetz, who was photographed at Turner’s wedding, stressed that the Oprah incident “has nothing to do with racism — really. Tina Turner is one of my best friends and it’s out of the question (that this has anything to do with racism).”About 23 percent of Switzerland’s 8 million residents are non-Swiss, and the country earned more than $39 billion from tourism in 2011.Last year, though, a government-appointed commission reported that immigrants, tourists, asylum-seekers and “people of a different skin color” can encounter “xenophobia and racism in certain areas of life.”The nationalistic Swiss People’s Party, which has the largest number of seats in the federal parliament, has won support through claims that immigrants can bring crime and social problems to a country that has been an oasis of stability even in Europe’s darkest days.In recent years, the People’s Party has successfully campaigned to ban the construction of minarets in a country that has about 400,000 Muslims, and to tighten the nation’s asylum law. Swiss lawmakers also narrowly rejected a proposal to ban veils worn by some Muslim women in public.And this week, a row broke out over plans to bar asylum-seekers living in the small town of Bremgarten from visiting public swimming pools and attending schools.Human Rights Watch said the agreement by the Swiss migration office to let the town impose “house rules” to limit access to schools and sports facilities violates international law.It wasn’t the first time Winfrey has taken issue with treatment at a ritzy European boutique. In 2005, she was turned away from a Hermes shop in Paris 15 minutes after closing time. The store said it was closed for a private event.A Hermes executive appeared on Winfrey’s talk show to apologize for the “rigid and rude” behavior of the employee. Winfrey complimented Hermes on its response — including sensitivity training for employees — and urged viewers to buy the company’s products.In “The Butler,” Winfrey plays the wife of a butler who is a witness to history, from the cotton fields of Georgia to the White House. It is based loosely on the career of Eugene Allen, a black man who served as a White House butler from the Eisenhower through Reagan administrations.During the TV interview, Winfrey said that “true racism is about being able to have power over somebody else,” and that she sometimes encounters it along with sexism in boardrooms. Then she recounted the incident in Zurich while she went shopping alone.“Obviously, ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’ is not shown in Zurich. So this doesn’t happen to me unless somebody obviously doesn’t know that it’s me,” she said.A spokesman for Zurich’s tourist office, Christian Trottmann, called the incident “very regrettable” and said it obviously hurts the image of a friendly, world-class city accustomed to different cultures.“We are inviting her to come back to Zurich and have fun here,” he said, “so she can see how open-minded this city really is.”last_img read more

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first_imgLooking to please a wine lover this holiday season? You can always spring for a special bottle or wrap up the latest and greatest corkscrew, but why not play off the passion through a recycled gift instead?From sunglasses made of old wine barrels to colorful wind chimes created with bits of bottles, the reuse, repurpose, recycle crowd has been busy with wine industry materials for gifty products. Some ideas:CANDLES & CANDLE HOLDERSSeveral makers package up handmade candles in cut off, spiffed up wine bottles, but Adam Fetsch at Rewinedcandles.com based in Charleston, S.C., takes his offerings a step further. He and his crew mix scents into natural soy wax that evoke the notes of 10 wine varietals when you light the all-cotton wicks. There’s Sauvignon blanc, for instance, with hints of basil and mint. Each hand-poured candle sells for $28 and has a label with a bit of sealing wax bearing the date it was packaged and by whom.Fetsch started the company four years ago and it now sells nearly half a million candles a year.“In the first year I made the candles myself in the backyard,” he said. “This has all been somewhat of a surprise to me.”Rescuedwinecandles.com in Truckee, Calif., also mimics wine notes in soy wax for candles packaged in old wine bottles. Unwinedcandles.com outside of Baltimore also uses recycled bottles but goes for non-wine scents, including pumpkin pie and moonshine.In addition to candles, wine barrel staves come crafted as candle holders. Theoakbarrelcompany.com has a curved, votive centerpiece that holds five for mantel or table.GARDEN & YARDFeeders for hummingbirds and other bird species are available online made of recycled bottles painted to suit a range of recipients. So do wind chimes. See Sterlingwineonline.com, Etsy.com and Modernartisans.com.The Oakbarrelcompany.com sells a tree swing made of three curved oak barrel staves, for $139.Or offer the gift of herbs grown indoors in snazzy, soilless hydrogardens made of reclaimed wine bottles. There’s basil, mint, oregano, chives and parsley in the contemporary-looking kits that sell for $36 from Pottingchedcreations.com. Each bottle is cut in half and the top inverts and nests into the bottom.“For the holiday we have a paperwhite bulb and Christmas tree that use the bottom half of the bottle,” said Ann Killen, the Idaho company’s co-owner.For the hydroponic herb gardens, a natural wool wick (included) is threaded into the inverted bottle neck to draw up nutrient-rich water from the base, creating a self-watering system. Seeds and plant food also included. The company offers replant kits for $8.SUNGLASSESThe site Woodzee.com makes sunglasses out of wood. In November, they’re teaming with Northern California’s Robert Mondavi Private Selection to offer glasses made of repurposed barrels, wine stains included. The wood is smooth and the aroma heavenly. They come in four different lenses but the same wayfarer-esque shape.“We have these barrels on hand. Why not turn them into something,” said Sally Campion, associate marketing manager for the wine label.The glasses retail for $120.FURNITURE, KITCHEN & DININGHome decor is definitely a specific gift for just the right person. So are housewares made of wine parts, mostly barrels.Theoakbarrelcompany.com has a variety of furniture. Wineenthusiast.com offers a rustic, tone-down end table for $349, along with reclaimed barrel lazy susans of all styles for $109 and up. There’s also a kit for $129.95 in mahogany for collecting wine corks for display under a piece of plexiglass.Trays and other servers made of old wine barrels are plentiful, as is glassware using the bottom, or punts, of wine bottles.For dogs, try an oak barrel bed. They come in different sizes.VINTAGE BOTTLESPottery Barn offers oversized wine and sunflower oil bottles purchased from a collector who selects them from restaurants throughout Central Europe. They were used for storage and range from 10 inches to 24 inches high in clear glass and green hues. Prices range from $99 to $199. Offered in limited supply online only at Potterybarn.com.HOLIDAY WREATHSSeasonal wreaths for door or kitchen show off grape leaves, vines and wine corks. Sterlingwineonline.com sells one with vintage corks, silk grape leaves and realistic-looking purple grapes for $87.99.The site has numerous other wreaths and centerpieces with a wine theme, including one centerpiece in a wood wine boxes filled with dried sorghum, myrtle, nigella pods, wine corks and faux grapes, for $75.95. The box bares the word “salute,” which is Italian for cheers!last_img read more

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