As El Paso and Dayton grieve, here’s what you can do to help

first_imgiStock(EL PASO, Texas) — In the wake of a shooting in El Paso, Texas, that left 20 dead and dozens more injured, people wasted no time heading to blood donation centers and stood on line for hours for the chance to help.Hours later, another community was left reeling in the wake of a mass shooting, after a deadly rampage in Dayton, Ohio, in the early hours of Sunday morning.Officials in both communities are asking for help from the public, though in slightly different ways.Dayton is still just hours removed from the shooting, so more specific ways to help remain largely in the works.For now, though, police are calling for witnesses to reach out with any and all tips regarding the shooting, which took place just after 1 a.m. local time.They have launched a family assistance center for friends or relatives of possible victims to gather and receive information.As El Paso recovers from the massacre that unfolded at a Walmart on Saturday, officials are calling on the public — both nearby and from afar — to help.Where to donate blood:Vitalant, in El Paso, has reached capacity for walk-ins, but they’ve asked those who want to donate to make an appointment at or call 1-877-258-4825.Vitalant has three locations that will be open Sunday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.: 424 S. Mesa Hills Dr., 1338 N. Zaragoza Rd. and Abundant Living Faith Center at 1000 Valley Crest.Additionally, there is a blood donation center nearly 40 miles outside of El Paso at Las Cruces Mesilla Valley Mall, located at 700 S Telshor Blvd. Las Cruces, New Mexico 88011.How to get there:Ride share service Lyft will offer free rides up to $15 each way to blood donation centers using code ELPRELIEF19.Victim Assistance:The El Paso Community Foundation has set up an online fund to help those impacted by the shooting. The foundation said it will waive administrative fees and pay credit card fees associated with fundraising for the victims, and that it will work with the city of El Paso and the county to disburse funds.The VA of El Paso urged any victims, or family of victims, who are veterans to call the Veteran Crisis Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.Perches Funeral Homes will provide free funerals to the victims of the mass shooting. To learn more, call (915) 532-2101.Operation Hope will be partnering with Sunset and Martin Funeral Homes to assist victim’s families with funeral expenses, according to ABC News affiliate KVIA-TV.Other ways to donate:The Pebble Hills Regional Command Center is accepting ice and water.The local chapter of the American Red Cross has mobilized staff and volunteers, and are working with local emergency officials in El Paso. Those looking to help can find more information on the local chapter’s website.The City of El Paso also tweeted a link for those who would like to help by donating to the Paso Del Norte Community Foundation.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Cat reunites with owner after vanishing three years ago in deadly California mudslides

first_imgFacebook/Animal Shelter Assistance ProgramBy JON HAWORTH, ABC News(SANTA BARBARA, Calif.) — A pet cat who was thought to have died along with her owner in the massive Southern California mudslides in January 2018 that killed 23 people has been miraculously found three years later less than a quarter of a mile away from her home.The Animal Shelter Assistance Program (ASAP) in Santa Barbara, California, shared the story on social media saying that Patches, a calico cat, initially disappeared on the night of the Montecito debris flow which happened early in the morning on Jan. 9, 2018.Patches had been missing since the tragic event that ended up killing a total of 23 people.The devastation of the mudslides was so extensive that more than 100 homes were destroyed and over 300 more were damaged, according to the Los Angeles Times. Two of the victims who were killed in the mudslides were never found.Patches belonged to Josie Gower, who was one of the victims of the Montecito debris flow, and Norm Borgatello, who survived the incident, and had been missing ever since — until a stray cat was brought into ASAP last month.“It was a shock to discover, upon scanning her microchip, that she was, in fact, the long lost Patches,” ASAP said in a statement on social media. “Josie and her partner Norm (who miraculously survived that fateful night) were long-time supporters of ASAP, and when we discovered that Patches’ microchip was registered in Josie’s name, we were able to contact their family and facilitate a reunion no one thought possible.”According to the shelter, Borgatello had absolutely no idea that Patches was still alive until ASAP contacted him.“[Borgatello] was overwhelmed when he came to pick her up on New Year’s Eve, as though he’d seen a ghost. And in a way, it was almost like he had,” said ASAP.Even more uncanny was the fact that Patches was discovered less than a quarter mile away from her original home in Montecito.ASAP said it is unclear what Patches had been doing over the past three years since her disappearance but that it was clear both Patches and Borgatello were thrilled to be reunited with each other.Said ASAP: “We are so grateful that, with the support of our amazing community, not only are we able to save lives, but we are often able to help these special reunions happen. As we see time and time again, a lost cat with a microchip has a much greater chance of being reunited with their family… no matter how, or for how long, they’ve been separated.”Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Age assignment of a diatomaceous ooze deposited in the western Amundsen Sea Embayment after the Last Glacial Maximum

first_imgReliable dating of glaciomarine sediments deposited on the Antarctic shelf since the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM) is challenging because of the rarity of calcareous (micro-) fossils and the recycling of fossil organic matter. Consequently, radiocarbon (14C) ages of the acid-insoluble organic fraction (AIO) of the sediments bear uncertainties that are difficult to quantify. Here we present theresults of three different methods to date a sedimentary unit consisting of diatomaceous ooze and diatomaceous mud that was deposited following the last deglaciation at five core sites on the inner shelf in the western Amundsen Sea (West Antarctica). In three cores conventional 14C dating of the AIO in bulk samples yielded age reversals down-core, but at all sites the AIO 14C ages obtained from diatomaceous ooze within the diatom-rich unit yielded similar uncorrected 14C ages between 13 51756 and 11 54347 years before present (a BP). Correction of these ages by subtracting the core-top ages, which probably reflect present-day deposition (as indicated by 210Pb dating of thesediment surface at one core site), yielded ages between ca. 10 500 and 8400 cal. a BP. Correction of the AIO ages of the diatomaceous ooze by only subtracting the marine reservoir effect (MRE) of 1300 a indicated deposition of the diatom-rich sediments between 14 100 and 11 900 cal. a BP. Most of these ages are consistent with age constraints between 13.0 and 8.0 ka for the diatom-rich unit, which weobtained by correlating the relative palaeomagnetic intensity (RPI) records of three of the sediment cores with global and regional reference curves. As a third dating technique we applied conventional radiocarbon dating of the AIO included in acid-cleaned diatom hard parts extracted from the diatomaceous ooze. This method yielded uncorrected 14C ages of only 511138 and 510638 a BP, respectively. We reject these young ages, because they are likely to be overprinted by the adsorption of modern atmospheric carbon dioxide onto the surfaces of the diatom hard parts prior tosample graphitisation and combustion for 14C dating. The deposition of the diatom-rich unit in the western Amundsen Sea suggests deglaciation of the inner shelf before ca. 13 ka BP. The deposition of diatomaceous oozes elsewhere on the Antarctic shelf around the same time, however, seems to be coincidental rather than directly relatedlast_img read more

Juab Boys, Carbon Girls, win at Juab Invitational

first_img Tags: Delta/Juab/Manti/Richfield/Track and Field Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailNEPHI, Utah-Monday, Juab High School hosted the Juab Invitational, which was postponed from earlier this month because of bad weather. With this being the final tune-up before the prestigious BYU Invitational Friday and Saturday, several Mid-Utah Radio Sports Network athletes excelled.The Juab boys won the title, posting 141.5 points and edging second-place Manti, who finished with 130 points. Delta finished fourth overall with 68 points.Carbon’s girls won the title with 137 points, while Juab placed second overall with 111 points. Richfield was fourth with 55 points and Manti placed sixth overall with 51 points.The Richfield girls won the medley relay title in a time of 4:35.33 as the team consisted of Brynn Christensen, Brianna Davis-Mitchell, Passion Reitz and SeOnna Southwick.Manti’s boys won the medley relay crown, posting a time of 3:41 22 with a team comprised of Cooper Parry, Lance Fowles, Jaden Sterner and Riley Searle.Delta’s Savannah Nielson won the girls’ 110-meter hurdles title in a time of 16.84 seconds, while Juab’s Ronnie Walker swept the 100 and 200-meter dash titles in times of 12.75 and 26.29 seconds, respectively.Manti’s Lance Fowles won the boys’ 100-meter dash title in a time of 11.70 seconds and his teammate, Jordan Cheney swept the 1600 (4:43.47) and 3200 (10:20.23) meter run titles.The Manti boys also excelled in the 4 x 100 relay, posting a time of 46.77 seconds. In this event, the Templars’ team consisted of Keenan Moulton, Travis Thomson, Jaden Sterner and Lance Fowles.In the 300-meter hurdles, the girls’ champion was Delta’s Adi Nielson in a time of 47.84 seconds, while for the boys, Mcray Stevens took the title for Juab, in a time of 41.38 seconds.Delta’s Dallin Draper showcased his speed in the boys’ 200-meter dash, winning it in a time of 21.63 seconds.The girls’ 3200-meter run saw Juab’s Maura Williams take the title in a time of 12:34.79, easily outdistancing runner-up and teammate, Whitney Slater, who finished second in a time of 13:18.72.The Delta Rabbits took the boys’ 4 x 400 relay title in a time of 3:43.07. The Rabbits were represented in this event by Trey Brough, Jaymen Brough, Dax Brough and Oran Finlinson.In the girls’ long jump, Richfield’s Melissa Crane won the title with a leap of 17-00.25 feet.Juab’s Parley Kay won the boys’ high jump with a leap of 5 feet 8 inches  and his teammate, Jackson Rowley won the boys’ javelin title with a toss of 155-06 feet.Richfield’s Abigail Woolsey won the girls’ javelin crown with a toss of 110-07 feet while Reese Darrington of Juab won the boys’ shot put title, posting a toss of 43-00.50 feet.In the girls’ shot put, Kjerstin Birch of Manti won the title with a toss of 31-09 feet.Finally, the boys’ discus title was won by Juab’s Ty Durbin with a throw of 124-08 feet. April 30, 2018 /Sports News – Local Juab Boys, Carbon Girls, win at Juab Invitational Brad Jameslast_img read more

Illegal HMO advertised on rental platform Spotahome also a ‘fire hazard’

first_imgHome » News » Illegal HMO advertised on rental platform Spotahome also a ‘fire hazard’ previous nextRegulation & LawIllegal HMO advertised on rental platform Spotahome also a ‘fire hazard’Six bedroom apartment in London features no lounge, a single toilet and a small kitchen as well as a radiator that pokes through a wall.Nigel Lewis20th June 201901,522 Views A property available to rent on rental platform Spotahome and marketed via Zoopla ‘spectacularly’ fails to meet guidance on minimum room size and health and safety, it has been claimed.An anonymous blogger has highlighted the property, revealing that the six-bedroom ‘spacious’ flat in London’s Isle of Dogs features at least four bedrooms which are smaller than local council Tower Hamlet’s minimum bedroom size rules.The property also appears to really be a four-bedroom apartment where the lounge has been converted into two bedrooms, therefore making it an HMO. Rooms at the property are offered at £867 a month.Tenants at the two-level flat who book  accommodation at the property through Spotahome, which lists over 4,000 properties on Zoopla in London, must share a small kitchen with a table with room for just three people and a single bathroom.Fire hazardThe converted lounge at the property also features a radiator that is bisected by the new and flimsy-looking partition wall that now runs through the room and which blogger Dodgy London Agents says ‘is a clear fire hazard’.The property’s listings says it has been ‘checked’ by a Spotahome representative and includes a link to a video in which ‘Jonathan’ tours the property, at one point claiming with a nervous laugh that ‘half a radiator is common in London’.Spotahome is unusual because it doesn’t allow property viewings and instead employs a small army of local representatives to complete video tours of each property.Spotahome pitches itself as somewhere between Airbnb and a traditional letting agency and in October last year opened a London office, and this week recruited a former senior TripAdvisor executive, Amanda Symonds, as its Chief Growth Officer.HMOs spotahome Zoopla June 20, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

Second University case of Covid-19 confirmed

first_img“Once we have additional advice from PHE on whether we need to take further precautions we will make an announcement on the website, social media and through staff and student communications.” This is the second case of a positive test for the virus in two days. The number of cases on Oxfordshire now total 5, according to Public Health England. Public Health England (PHE) has confirmed that another student at the University of Oxford has tested positive for Coronavirus (covid-19). In the statement, the University said: “Our priority is providing support for affected students and their families, as well as offering support and information to other university staff, students, visitors and the local community. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to two.”center_img “PHE is currently assessing the individual and contacting those who had close contact with the student and will issue them with health advice about symptoms and emergency contact details to use if they become unwell in the 14 days after contact with the confirmed case. PHE will also be advising the University on any necessary next steps. “ Information for staff and students can be found on the University website ( ) and further online advice can be found on the NHS 111 online service ( ).last_img read more

Grateful Dead Announces Massive ‘July 1978: The Complete Recordings’ Box Set

first_imgThere’s no denying that 1978 was one of the peak years of Grateful Dead history. The band was in fine form, settling in with their newest band members, Keith and Donna Jean Godchaux, and had just released the Terrapin Station album in mid-1977. Perhaps then, it’s no surprise that Rhino Records has announced the release of July 1978: The Complete Recordings, a 12-CD set archiving five full Grateful Dead show from the magical year.The five shows featured are: Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, MO (7/1/78), St. Paul Civic Center, St. Paul, MN (7/3/78), Omaha Civic Auditorium, Omaha, NE (7/5/78), and Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO (7/7/78 and 7/8/78). With audio from the mastered soundboards, captured by the one and only Ms. Betty Cantor-Jackson, this release promises to be one of the finest in the Dead’s rich live archives.The Red Rocks shows mark the band’s first at the storied venue, and, to build anticipation, Rolling Stone has premiered the leading single from that July 8th show. Listen to “Wharf Rat,” below:Due out May 13th, this is a must-have for any Deadhead’s collection. Archivist David Lemieux certainly agrees with the sentiment. “To many ears, mine included, 1978 is considered one of the best years in Grateful Dead history, keeping the momentum going from the excellence of 1977 Dead,” he told Rolling Stone. “These five shows are from one of the best weeks of the one of the best years in the Grateful Dead’s 30 years performing career. From the opening ‘Bertha’ to the closing ‘Werewolves of London,’ this box features nearly 100 tracks of phenomenal, inspired playing, all of which is previously unreleased.”Pre-orders are ongoing for this limited edition item, but act quickly! Only 15,000 numbered copies will be issued. There will also be a 3-CD set for just the 7/8/78 Red Rocks as well. For those who want a bit more info, scope the full tracklisting for July 1978: The Complete Recordings below:Show #1 Arrowhead Stadium: Kansas City, MO (7/1/78) Disc 1 1. Bertha [7:02] 2. Good Lovin’ [6:30] 3. Tennessee Jed [8:49] 4. Jack Straw [6:03] 5. Friend Of The Devil [8:20] 6. Me And My Uncle [2:56] 7. Big River [5:16] Disc 2 1. Terrapin Station> [11:01] 2. Playing In The Band> [8:56] 3. Rhythm Devils> [8:51] 4. Space> [3:51] 5. Estimated Prophet> [11:05] 6. The Other One>[5:13] 7. Wharf Rat> [10:01] 8. Around And Around [8:25] 9. Johnny B. Goode [4:15] Show #2 St. Paul Civic Center Arena, St. Paul, MN (7/3/78) Disc 1 1. New Minglewood Blues [5:40] 2. Loser [7:35] 3. Looks Like Rain [7:51] 4. Ramble On Rose [7:25] 5. Mexicali Blues> [3:26] 6. Mama Tried> [3:24] 7. Peggy-O [8:09] 8. Cassidy [5:08] 9. Deal> [6:13] 10. The Music Never Stopped [8:20] Disc 2 1. Scarlet Begonias> [10:16] 2. Fire On The Mountain[9:39] 3. Dancing In The Street> [13:32] 4. Rhythm Devils> [11:10] 5. Not Fade Away> [6:46] 6. Stella Blue> [10:51] 7. Sugar Magnolia [9:19] 8. Werewolves Of London [7:12] Show #3 Omaha Civic Auditorium, Omaha, NE (7/5/78) Disc 1 1. Sugaree [9:51] 2. Beat It On Down The Line [3:28] 3. They Love Each Other [7:12] 4. Looks Like Rain[7:59] 5. Dire Wolf [3:49] 6. It’s All Over Now[8:22] 7. Candyman [6:41] 8. Lazy Lightning> [3:27] 9. Supplication[5:27] 10. Deal[5:59] 11. Samson and Delilah [7:18] 12. Ship Of Fools[7:29] Disc 2 1. Estimated Prophet> [12:42] 2. Eyes Of The World>[12:23] 3. Rhythm Devils>[7:56] 4. Space> [7:28] 5. Wharf Rat>[9:43] 6. Truckin’> [7:29] 7. Iko Iko> [7:23] 8. Around And Around [8:27] 9. Promised Land [4:13] Show #4 Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO (7/7/78) Disc 1 1. Jack Straw [5:49] 2. Candyman [6:40] 3. Me And My Uncle>[3:00] 4. Big River [5:53] 5. Friend Of The Devil [8:36] 6. Cassidy [5:06] 7. Tennessee Jed [9:11] 8. Passenger [5:31] 9. Peggy-O [9:10] 10. The Music Never Stopped [8:13] Disc 2 1. Cold Rain And Snow [7:26] 2. Beat It On Down The Line [3:38] 3. Scarlet Begonias> [10:18] 4. Fire On The Mountain [8:10] Disc 3 1. Dancing In The Street[8:57] 2. Rhythm Devils>[10:12] 3. Space> [6:09] 4. Not Fade Away> [11:04] 5. Black Peter>[10:29] 6. Around And Around [8:44] 7. U.S. Blues [5:55] 8. Johnny B. Goode [4:16] Show #5 Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO (7/8/78) Disc 1 1. Bertha> [6:43] 2. Good Lovin’ [6:40] 3. Dire Wolf [4:07] 4. El Paso [4:25] 5. It Must Have Been The Roses [7:16] 6. New Minglewood Blues [6:09] 7. Ramble On Rose [8:34] 8. Promised Land [4:37] 9. Deal [6:26] 10. Samson and Delilah [7:44] 11. Ship Of Fools [7:29] Disc 2 1. Estimated Prophet> [13:08] 2. The Other One> [8:51] 3. Eyes Of The World> [10:34] 4. Rhythm Devils> [10:29] 5. Space> [5:03] 6. Wharf Rat> [8:43] 7. Franklin’s Tower [10:39] 8. Sugar Magnolia [9:31] Disc 3 1. Terrapin Station> [10:54] 2. One More Saturday Night [5:13] 3. Werewolves Of London [6:44]last_img read more

Radiohead Proves That ‘True Love Waits’ During Night One At The Shrine Auditorium

first_imgRadiohead continued their brief U.S. tour last night, landing in Los Angeles for an excellent performance at The Shrine Auditorium. The first of two nights at the venue–night two happens next week, after the band headlines Outside Lands festival in San Francisco–the band wasted no time in getting down to business, filling their set with fan-favorites and bust-outs.Opening again with the first five tracks from their incredible new album A Moon Shaped Pool, the band quickly moved past the new stuff to play a set of classics. Songs like the sinister “The National Anthem”, the dance-heavy “Lotus Flower”, and the Beach Boys-esque “No Surprises” kicked things off, before the band decided to bust out the new, full version of “True Love Waits” for the first time on American soil.Watch Radiohead perform “True Love Waits” for the first time in America, courtesy of YouTube user nosaintinla.The song has been in Radiohead’s live catalog for years, but was only finally finished for this year’s AMSP album, so fans in Los Angeles were gifted with the first ever performance of the song’s final version in the United States.Radiohead completed their main set with a ton of fan-favorites, with the spacey “Bloom”, more AMSP material in “Identikit” and “The Numbers”, and a wild run of songs to closer things out, with glitch-jazz of “The Gloaming” leading into the beautiful “Weird Fishes/Arpeggi”, before more glitch-dance with “Idioteque”, and a set-closing freak-out with “Climbing Up The Walls”.The band returned for their first encore, and they opened by playing the rare OK Computer track “Let Down”. “Let Down” hadn’t been performed in ten years before Radiohead played during night 1 at Madison Square Garden last week, but have since performed the track four times now. When Radiohead decideds to bust a song out, they make sure all of their fans see it, so it looks like “Let Down” is here to stay for the rest of their time in North America. The rest of the first encore included the delicate In Rainbows ballad “Nude”, the raging “Myxomatosis”, and the percussive “There There” to close things out.For their second and final encore, Radiohead opened with live-staple “Everything In Its Right Place”, before finishing up with “Street Spirit (Fade Out)” from The Bends, giving the audience one more opportunity to sing along with one of the band’s most classic songs.See below for full setlist details and a few videos from the show. Radiohead hits Outside Lands this weekend before returning to The Shrine on Monday to complete their U.S. tour.Edit this setlist | More Radiohead setlistsWatch Radiohead perform “No Surprises” at The Shrine, courtesy of YouTube user nosaintinlaWatch Radiohead perform “The Numbers” at The Shrine, courtesy of YouTube user nosaintinlaWatch Radiohead perform “There There” at The Shrine, courtesy of YouTube user nosaintinlaWatch Radiohead perform “Present Tense” at The Shrine, courtesy of YouTube user nosaintinlaWatch Radiohead close out night 1 at The Shrine with “Street Spirit (Fade Out)”, courtesy of YouTube user rjrjr8last_img read more

PREMIERE: Fruition Debuts A New Arrangement Of “There She Was” At NYE Run [Pro-Shot]

first_imgOver the past year, Fruition has been blowing up on a national scale, slowly but steadily climbing up the bill for renowned music festivals and performing iconic venues like Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Highlighting this success, to round out 2017, the band took to their hometown of Portland, Oregon, for a jam-packed two-night New Year’s Eve run at The Crystal Ballroom.On the night leading up to New Year’s Eve, Fruition debuted a new arrangement of their fan-favorite “There She Was”. While the song has been in the group’s live rotation for a number of years, during this performance, Fruition offered up a new take on the tune that was re-arranged for the studio—the band later played the old arrangement of “There She Was” the next night, on New Year’s Eve proper, as a nod to the differences between the two versions of the song. This new rendition will also be officially released on the band’s upcoming new album, Watching It All Fall Apart, which was produced by Tucker Martine and is due out on February 2nd via LoHi Records.Kellen Asebroek told us this about the initial creation of “There She Was”:I came home from my local haunt one night and was feeling particularly down. I put on a Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young record and heard this rocking folk-tinged four-on-the-floor disco type song (I don’t even remember what song it was). I switched gears and started writing immediately because I wanted to make something like this CSNY song. Lo and behold, “There She Was” turned out nothing like that song, hah!You can enjoy the Live For Live Music premiere of Fruition’s new rendition of “There She Was” from the band’s New Year’s Eve run in Portland below, which was captured by Mark’s Memories. For more information about Watching It All Fall Apart, head over to Fruition’s website here, plus check out the group’s extensive list of upcoming tour dates below.Upcoming Fruition Tour Dates01/30 – Salt Lake City, UT @ State Room*02/02 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre^02/03 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre^02/07 – Lawrence, KS @ Granada*02/08 – St. Louis, MO @ Atomic Cowboy Pavillion*02/09 – Chicago, IL @ Martyrs*02/10 – Columbus, OH @ Woodlands Tavern02/14 – Lexington, KY @ The Burl02/15 – Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar02/16 – Covington, KY @ Octave02/17 – Chattanooga, TN @ Revelry Room02/18 – Nashville, TN @ 3rd and Lindsley02/21 – Fayetteville, AR @ George’s Majestic Lounge02/22 – Wichita, KS @ Barleycorn’s02/24 – Steamboat Springs, CO @ WinterWonderGrass Festival02/25 – Steamboat Springs, CO @ WinterWonderGrass Festival03/17 – West Dover, VT @ Shamrock Weekend Mt Snow04/06 – Olympic Valley, CA @ WinterWondergrass Tahoe04/12 – Las Vegas, NV @ Bender Jamboree05/24 – Cumberland, MD @ DelFest05/25 – Cumberland, MD @ DelFest05/26 – Cumberland, MD @ DelFest05/27 – Cumberland, MD @ DelFest06/01 – Taos, NM @ Music On the Mothership06/28 – Rothbury, MI @Electric Forest07/21 – North Plains, OR Northwest String Summit07/22 – North Plains, OR @ Northwest String Summit08/18 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre (opening for Railroad Earth)* with support from Daniel Edward Rodriguez of Elephant Revival^ with support from Rayland Baxter and featuring a string section led by Bevin Foley of Trout Steak Revival[Photo: Jessie McCall]last_img read more

Fans disgruntled by Irish performance

first_imgThe Notre Dame football team suffered a tough loss to Arizona State University (ASU) on Saturday as the Sun Devils scored 28 points off turnovers on their way to beating the Irish, 55-31, at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona.Senior John Doran, the Leprechaun mascot for Notre Dame, cited the injuries on defense and multiple turnovers as major contributing factors to Notre Dame’s poor performance.Karla Moreno “We spotted them a bunch of points, and it’s tough to come back from that,” Doran said. “I think we showed in the second half that we could move the ball, but it was too late.”The Irish also faced a noisy stadium full of loyal ASU fans looking to support a Sun Devils team trying to prove its place in the top 10.“The Arizona State crowd was also impressive,” Doran said. “The crowd was loud, and the band did a good job of leading their ‘A-S-U’ chant. As it was really our second true away game, it was second only to FSU so far in loudness.”Lorraine Sedlacek, a devoted Notre Dame alumna who has attended at least one football game in most of the years since her graduation in 1978, said she traveled with her family from their home in New Jersey to see the game.“The atmosphere in the stadium was electric,” she said. “The ASU fans were pumped, and there were tons of them. There was lots of tailgating, a large, packed, vocal student section and proud alumni and fans. There was a sea of gold shirts in the stadium. The band was a big and active part of the crowd much like our band. The reaction to the big plays was pandemonium.”Despite ASU’s distance from Notre Dame, the Irish managed to attract a considerable fan presence in Tempe.“The Notre Dame fan base out here was terrific,” Doran said. “We have Friday night pep rallies with the local alumni clubs when we are on the road, and this was one of the best ones. Hundreds of Notre Dame fans and alumni came out to see our pep rally. John Huarte, Reggie Brooks, Troy Niklas and John Carlson all spoke at the rally. I had a lot of fun doing that.”At the game, Sedlacek said the stadium contained two large sections of Notre Dame fans.Doran and Sedlacek both attested to the fans’ loud enthusiasm during Notre Dame’s brief turn-around in the second half, but Sedlacek said at the end of the game, Notre Dame fans could hardly believe what they had seen.“The ND fans reaction to our abysmal performance was complete shock and disbelief,” Sedlacek said. “It was the same disbelief I felt while sitting at the BCS Bowl against Alabama. For me, I couldn’t believe this was the same team that played against FSU. [The third quarter team] was the ND team we expected to play the whole game. I just feel bad for the team. They are better than they played.”Some supporters found positive takeaways.“At the end of the day this team showed that they will always keep fighting,” Doran said. “We have a solid, young team, and we still have a great opportunity to do big things this season and in the future.”The loss drops the Irish to a 7-2 record with a home game against the Northwestern Wildcats on Saturday at 3:30 p.m.Tags: Arizona State University, ASU game, football, Sun Devilslast_img read more