CB FOX nee The Hill Theater c.1952, consistant with the movie on the marquee, Carbine Williams that opened around that time. Courtesy/Fox family By DAVE FOXCB FOXThe Hill Theater marquee helps put the photo date at about 1952-53, because the movie on the marquee, Carbine Williams starring Jimmy Stewart, was produced and introduced to audiences around that time.There are no “as built” architectural plans, but the movie theater lasted only a couple of years, after which the AEC decided it wanted to get out of the merchandise business, which it had operated as a PX, from a location immediately across the street from the Hill Theater. Since there was already another movie theater building (theater #2), The Hill Theater was reconfigured as a department store, operated first as Hubbard’s Department Store, we understand.Hubbard’s lasted approximately one year, then sold out to Spear’s Department Store, which after about two years sold its merchandise, fixtures and the building itself to Clement & Benner Department Store in 1959. Clement & Benner was bought by CB FOX in 1979 and so is celebrating its 40 year now.The AEC had a small office that was roughly directly above the right end of the marquee. The second floor was all offices. The AEC office was the only one with a skylight, which is today right above the desk in the Furniture Department.Human interest story — In 1979, immediately after CB FOX had bought the merchandise and fixtures that comprised the Clement & Benner Dept. Store, a retired Zia Company employee named Carl Notrott told me that he’ d been the purchasing agent responsible for placing the order for the tremendous volume of concrete it took to level what had been the well-sloped movie theater floor. He said the concrete truck that showed up pumped yards and yards and yards of the stuff – at 10 cents a yard. Carl couldn’t remember how many cubic yards that was, but he did “warn me” to “take good care of my floor”. (Where the steps from the rear entry meet the Women’s Department floor the concrete is about five feet thick.)The Gordons Summer Concert c.1990 in front of CB FOX department store on Central Avenue. Russ Gordon and former County Councilor Jim West stand in the center of the crowd. Courtesy/Fox family
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Residents say Athlone needs a proper minibus taxi rank. While the City has earmarked Athlone for the rollout of three MyCiTi bus routes, locals say what’s actually needed is a minibus taxi rank.The City of Cape Town has identified Athlone as one of the priority areas for investment with a focus on upgrading the public transport systems by introducing three MyCiTi bus routes, as part of the City’s Transit-Orientated Development (TOD) project. The three routes identified for Athlone in the City’s Integrated Public Transport Network (IPTN) plan includes the T14 trunk route which will operate along Turfhall Road, via Pooke Road to Klipfontein Road and beyond to the east of Athlone; the T15 trunk route which will operate along Jan Smuts Drive and pass through Athlone on a north/south axis, and the D12 distributor route which will operate along Klipfontein Road on the east /west axis.But residents feel that the City should, instead, invest in a proper minibus taxi rank which will help alleviate traffic congestion in the Athlone Central Business District (CBD).Kewtown resident Vanessa Cottle, 56, said she supports the minibus taxi industry and the service it provides. “There’s nothing wrong with it, it is convenient, and the taxi guards are helpful with the elderly people or if you have bags with groceries. I really commend them for always being helpful,” said Ms Cottle. Taxi driver Mogamat George, 51, from Newfields, said the City should clamp down on the taxis driving though Athlone without the required permits. “There are a lot of vans driving through our roads. They need to stop the vans coming through here because they don’t have permits to drive in Athlone. “We need a terminus to operate from, especially now in the rain. The people get wet when they wait for a taxi, and that is how we lose commuters,” said Mr George. Minibus commuter, Alfredene Boer, 27, supported the call for a proper taxi rank, saying it would make the CBD more organised and accessible to commuters.“At the moment the taxis are standing all over (and) people don’t know where to go to get a taxi. “There is so much traffic congestion in Athlone because Athlone is so small, and the taxis are standing in the road and not parked. So, a taxi rank will make it more organised. “A better system is also needed; they need to know who the drivers are, and what their schedules are. They have one already, it just it needs to be more organised,” said Ms Boer.Asked to elaborate on timelines for the project, Brett Herron, the City’s mayoral committee member for transport, said the changes would not be made immediatley, that there was no exact date as to when the changes would be made and that MyCiTi bus routes would only be developed where there were “densities and intensities of development that support the investment”. “The first step for this project is to finalise the feasibility studies and ensure that the development constraints that are resultant from the decommissioned power station are fully resolved. “Once this has been concluded, the conceptual planning will be concluded and the various investment packages rolled out. It is estimated that the first steps will take approximately 12 to 18 months to conclude. The intention is, however, to commence with some of the conceptual planning simultaneously.”The aim of the undertaking, he said, was to ensure there were spaces for people to walk, cycle and use public transport, and minimise congestion so that access to public transport system becomes more viable.When asked how this will affect the local minibus taxi drivers, Mr Herron said because the planning was still in the early stages, it was not yet necessary to engage with them. “Transport for Cape Town is continually engaging with the minibus-taxi associations and the Golden Arrow Bus Service on an array of issues. The current engagement relates to the imminent roll-out of Phase 2A of the MyCiTi service to the metro-south east. The other processes will commence as soon as the land-related feasibility issues have been resolved,” said Mr Herron. Ashraf Allie, chaiperson of the Athlone and Cape Flats chapter of the Cape Chamber of Commerce, said the idea for a MyCiTi bus route in the Athlone CBD has been coming on for a long time. “The community needs this intervention for the easy access into the area. It will take the Athlone CBD to new heights. It’s also exciting for the community, especially the poorer communities who have been hoping for this type of transport. It gives outsiders a chance to see the Athlone area and the rest of the Cape Flats. This will give them an opportunity to see how the people conduct themselves. This will lead to new relationships forming between communities and the cohesion of different communities to integrate with each other,” said Mr Allie.* Athlone News contacted the Congress for the Democratic Taxi Association (CODETA) but they declined to comment. 1 of 4 Residents say Athlone needs a proper minibus taxi rank.
Ghana has the lowest number of COVID deaths in Africa: PresidentGhana has the lowest number of COVID deaths in Africa: President
South Africa records two more COVID-19 deaths CAMBRIDGE, MA – MARCH 29: President of Ghana Nana Akufo-Addo delivers the Keynote Address for the 2019 10th Annual Africa Development Conference at Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government on March 29, 2019 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. (Photo by Paul Marotta/Getty Images) A health worker checks the temperature of a traveller as part of the coronavirus screening procedure at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra, Ghana. (Image Source: Reuters)Ghana’s President Nana Akufo has described the number of deaths in the country from the confirmed COVID19 cases as one of the lowest in Africa and the world.He announced this while delivering a speech in Accra during a virtual Eid ul Fitr prayers led by National Chief Imam, Sheikh Nuhu Sharubutu adding that “This has been so since the very beginning of the outbreak over two months ago.”“The hard fact is that the rate of deaths in Ghana is very low, one per one million, i.e., 0.0001 percent, one of the lowest in Africa and indeed in the world,” he continued to say.Akufo said that “The number of positive cases stands at 6,683, out of 194,763 tests conducted with 1,998 recoveries meaning that our positivity rate is 3.43 percent, which again is one of the lowest in Africa and the world.”“By the grace of God, Ghanaians are not dying of this virus in the numbers that were originally anticipated and feared,” the president stated.According to Akufo, the COVID19 deaths recorded in the country have so far been persons with underlying conditions and diseases.“Furthermore, virtually all the 32 COVID-19 related deaths were of persons with what the doctors call comorbidity, i.e., with other underlining causes and diseases. Most of them died within 24 hours of admission to the hospital. May their souls rest in peace,” the President added.Ghana has recorded 66 new confirmed cases bringing a total of 6,683 confirmed cases with 1,998 recoveries and 32 deaths as of Sunday.Related President Ramaphosa urges closer cooperation between South Africa and Ghana FIFA President Gianni Infantino in Ghana
RF Band Pass Filters for Positive Train Control ApplicationsRF Band Pass Filters for Positive Train Control Applications
50 Ohms impedance Two port unit designed to pass ACSES radio signals Max Power Input 20 W with 100% duty cycle All ports are DC short circuited The RRF-ITC-220-NFF is a band pass filter surge protector designed for 220 MHz railroad applications. Specifically engineered for positive train control systems where ITC radio signals are present.Key Features RRF-ITC-220-NFF: Engineered to pass ITC radio signals RRF-ACE-220-NFF: Engineered to pass ACSES radio signals PolyPhaser has introduced two new filters specifically for positive train control (PTC) applications. The RRF Series of Band Pass Filters are engineered specifically to minimize RF interference between Interoperable Train Control (ITC) bands and Advanced Civil Speed Enforcement System (ACSES) bands. These filters increase the effectiveness and reliability in communications in those PTC systems.The Northeast Corridor in the United States has a unique issue in that PTC systems may have interference from co-located PTC radios operating at different frequencies. In the example of the Northeast Corridor, freight railroads utilize 220 MHz (ITC) radios on the same or nearby tracks as 219 MHz (ACSES) radios used by transit trains. The new PolyPhaser RRF filters reduce interference issues by blocking unwanted signals created in these types of co-location environments.Engineers at PolyPhaser worked closely with U.S. railroad operators to identify key requirements for the RFF Series, and developed the products to address these specific issues. These RRF filters were independently tested to meet key industry standards for shock, vibration, temperature and filtering.The RRF Series includes two core configurations: Engineered to reduce interference by blocking unwanted signals due to co-location 50 Ohms impedance Two port unit designed to pass ITC radio signals Max Power Input 20 W with 100% duty cycle 75 W peak The RRF-ACE-220-NFF is a band pass filter surge protector for ACSES radio signals designed for 220 MHz railroad networks. Engineered for safe and secure positive train control applications to reduce interference issues by blocking unwanted signals due to co-location. Key Features
US Army’s Electronic Warfare Planning & Management Tool is Almost ReadyUS Army’s Electronic Warfare Planning & Management Tool is Almost Ready
Raytheon has now entered the final phase of developing Capability Drop 4 of the Electronic Warfare Planning and Management Tool (EWPMT) for the US Army. The project is a multi-million dollar contract awarded by the army to be completed over the next 24 months by Raytheon.The EWPMT is a first-of-its-kind tool that plans, manages and controls sensors and systems in the electromagnetic spectrum, providing critical information about what is happening in a crowded signal environment. Delivered in what the Army calls Capability Drops, CD4 represents the final stage of a fully operating capability, or Increment 1.According to Niraj Srivastava, product line manager for Raytheon Electronic Warfare Systems, the EWPMT thus gives the Army the freedom to add new capabilities and algorithms so they can manage an increasingly complex electromagnetic spectrum. And because it uses open architecture, the tool can be shared with other military services. Open architecture also allows the tool to execute cyber effects in multi-domain operations.Raytheon delivered CD1 and CD2, and is currently working on CD3, which addresses using the tool in a tactical environment against threats. CD3 also includes all of the functionality of Raytheon’s Raven Claw, a mobile version of EWPMT that helps operators control signals in the field even without a host server or reliable connection to external data. Under the CD4 contract, Raytheon will continue to develop software and the user interface for a more connected, mobile system.
Amid Schedule Changes, UWF Returns Home To Face West Georgia, AUMAmid Schedule Changes, UWF Returns Home To Face West Georgia, AUM
Date | Time Friday, Jan. 19 | 5:30 pm CT Location Pensacola, Fla. | UWF Field House ABOUT UWF* UWF is 10-6 on the year following a pair of road losses last week at Union and Christian Brothers. The Argonauts are tied for fifth in the GSC at 5-4.* UWF ranks third in the GSC in scoring offense at 72.1 ppg, but ninth in scoring defense at 61.4 ppg. The Argonauts are shooting 40.7 percent from the floor. They rank second in the league in 3-point FG pct., making 33.0 pct and are averaging 4.6 3-pointers per game.* As has been the case in the last two seasons, the UWF defense has served the squad well, leading the GSC in field goal percentage defense (.342) and ranking second in 3-point field goal pct. defense (.247). Those number are 13th and 7th, respectively in the NCAA. The Argos lead the league in total rebounds at 45.9 per game and defensive rebounding at 33.0 per game (4th in the NCAA).* Junior transfer Halee Nieman leads a pair of players who average in double figures. Nieman has posted 15.2 points to rank sixth in the GSC. She leads all players in the GSC in FT made (87 – also #12 in NCAA) and FT attempts (139 – also #1 in NCAA), while she is 16th with her 63 pct. conversion rate. Nieman, who played her first two years at Saginaw Valley State, enters the weekend with 809 career points and 427 rebounds.* Senior Shami Goodman has posted 11.7 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.1 assists per contest. She has seven games in double figures with three of at least 22.* Junior Belle Bistrow is scoring 9.3 points per contest and shares the team with 26 3-pointers with Shami Goodman on the season. Her 1.6 3FG per game are tied for tenth in the league. She made a combined 9-of-12 from outside in a recent 2-game stretch against West Alabama and Montevallo, while scoring a career-high 17 in each contest.* Senior Jade Davis averages 2.6 assists per game and is seventh in the GSC with 1.6 steals per contest.* Senior Courtney Meyer has also been solid and is averaging a near double-double with 8.4 points and 11.1 rebounds to go along with 41 blocked shots for 2.6 blocks per game. She has seven double-doubles to lead the team, rank 2nd in the GSC and 27th in the NCAA. She leads the GSC in both rebounds and blocked shots, while ranking 7th in the NCAA in rebs and 13th in blocks. She has 755 points, 811 rebounds and a UWF record 223 blocks in 107 career games.GSC Career Blocks Record:354-Tracy Sprolden, Valdosta State (107 games), 1997-01255-Cara Melton, Montevallo (73 games), 1999-2003232-Pam Lockett, Delta State (128 games), 1986-90229-Veronica Walker, Delta State (129 games), 2008-12223-Courtney Meyer, West Florida (107 games), 2014-pr.206-Leslie McKiernon, Delta State (130 games), 1990-93 GSC Career Blocks Per Game Record:3.49-Cara Melton, Montevallo (255, 73 games), 1999-20033.30-Tracy Sprolden, Valdosta State (354, 107 games), 1997-012.37-Melissa Nafzger, West Florida (195, 82 games), 2003-062.12-Jasmine Ellis, Christian Brothers (102, 49 games), 2009-122.11-Courtney Meyer, West Florida (223, 107 games), 2014-pr.1.81-Pam Lockett, Delta State (232, 128 games), 1986-90 Current Division II Career Blocks Leaders:1. Tess Bruffey, Lubbock Christian 3442. Courtney Meyer, West Florida 2233. Drew Sannes, MSU Moorhead 2024. Caroline Hogue, Harding 1945. Emily Pitkin, Oakland City 183UWF CAREER REBOUNDS1. 1005 – Katie Bobos (2013-17)2. 867 – Toni Brewer (2014-17)3. 811 – Courtney Meyer (2014-pr)4. 798 – Melissa Nafzger (2003-06)5. 685 – Jennifer Bass (1993-97) Social Media UWF – Twitter: @GoArgos | IG: @GoArgos | FB: /GoArgos WBB – Twitter: @WestFloridaWBB | IG: @westfloridawbb | FB: /UWFWBB * Senior Chloe Branch is averaging 6.0 points and 4.8 rebounds over 18.2 minutes per game. The transfer from Kennesaw State has done well recently, posting 8.3 ppg and 4.9 rpg in the last four games, while averaging 22 minutes per outing. Live Stats Live Stats Print Friendly Version WHAT TO WATCH FOR* Union ranks second in the country in 3-point field goals made per game at 11.4 and is 11th in 3-point FG percentage at .382. UWF ranks seventh nationally in 3-point FG percentage defense at .247, while yielding 4.6 made triples per contest. The Argonauts also lead the GSC with a .342 FG pct. defense.* UWF also ranks ninth in the NCAA in rebounds at 45.9 per game and fourth in defensive rebounds at 33.0 per game.NIEMAN SETS UWF SCORING RECORD, NAMED GSC PLAYER OF THE WEEK* The junior from Midland, Michigan averaged 26 points and 15 rebounds in a split against West Alabama and Montevallo before the NCAA Division II Life in Balance break.* She scored a career-high and school-record 42 points in the win over Montevallo on Monday, which included 30 points on 10-of-13 shooting after halftime. That scoring total is tied for the most in Division II this season and tied for the 13th highest in GSC history. She also had a career-high 20 rebounds against the Falcons, which are the most in the league this year. She had opened the weekend with 10 points and 10 boards Saturday against UWA.* Nieman is now averaging 16.2 points and 8.1 rebounds per game with two double-doubles. She ranks third in the GSC in scoring and sixth in rebounding. Nieman, who is in her first season at UWF after transferring from Saginaw Valley State, has 739 points and 365 rebounds in 68 career games.YELTON REACHES 100 WINS AT UWF* UWF head coach Stephanie Lawrence Yelton reached a milestone in her UWF coaching career earlier this week. The sixth-year coach became the third coach in program history to reach the 100-victory mark after Tuesday’s win over Delta State, joining Shannan Bergen (183 victories) and Kathy Davis (175).* She is now 100-62 at UWF and currently has a 157-146 head coaching record.SCOUTING WEST GEORGIA* UWG is 10-6 overall and 6-3 in the GSC. The Wolves have won two of their last three, defeating Auburn-Montgomery and Alabama Huntsville, with a loss to North Alabama, but are 2-4 in their last six. They are 2-2 in GSC road action, winning at Shorter and Lee, while dropping games at Union and CBU two weeks ago.* Four Wolves average at leas 8.6 points per game, led by Kayla Carter with 14.4 points and 4.1 rebounds per game. * UWG is in the middle of the GSC pack in most shooting categories, ranking sixth in FG pct. at 40.1 and seventh in FG pct. defense at 37.4. They are 11th in 3-point shooting, making just 25.3 pct. while averaging just 14.8 attempts per game.SERIES HISTORY* UWF leads the series 28-22 after winning two of three a year ago. Since 2006, the teams have split all 26 meetings. Series History UWF leads 28-22 all-time; Tied 13-13 since the 2006 season Tied 6-6 at UWF since 2006; UWF has won the last two & three of the last four at UWF UWF won two of three last season, including in the GSC Tournament Semifinal West Florida (10-6, 5-4) vs. West Georgia (10-6, 6-3) Live Video Watch Tickets $5 for General Admission Seats; $3 for seniors, youth and students Free for UWF Faculty, Staff & Students with a valid ID
Merrill Sikorski helped launch the program more than a quarter century ago… Sikorski: “When the first Caring For The Kenai oral presentations were being held, the state of the art technology was a fax machine and the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District’s five-year strategic plan called for a goal of having a fax machine in every school in our district.” This year’s competition will be streamed live over the internet. Find the link by clicking here. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The top 12 finalists in the 27th annual Caring For The Kenai competition will present their projects tonight, starting at 6pm at the Little Theatre at Kenai Central High School. The names of the top twelve are kept secret until the final presentation, which will take place tonight.
‘Move Like A Pro’ to launch at two venues in Greater Bristol‘Move Like A Pro’ to launch at two venues in Greater Bristol
‘Move Like A Pro’ is a 12-week programme designed by Premiership Rugby’s professional rugby coaches for people who aren’t currently particularly active.The programme is directly linked to Movember’s vision of having an everlasting impact on the face on men’s health.Community Foundation will deliver the programme at Clevedon School Sports Centre on Monday evenings (6pm-7:30pm), starting January 29th, and Lockleaze Sports Ground on Thursday evenings (8pm-9pm). The programme is a partnership between Premiership Rugby and the Movember Foundation to inspire a legacy of long-term lifestyle change across the rugby fan community.For more information and to register your interest, click here or email Craig Capel (firstname.lastname@example.org).Host venuesClevedon School Sports Centre, Valley Road, Clevedon, BS21 6AH.Lockleaze Combination Ground Sports Centre, Bonnington Walk, Bristol, BS7 9YU.