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Former executives of local shoe company Crocs Inc. recently landed additional capital that could give legs to their new shoemaking venture.

Soft Science Inc., an Oceanside Calif. Securities and Exchange Commission.

SoftScience’s casual shoes are composed of materials such as canvas and microfiber that are anchored onto a sole created from a proprietary closed cell resin.

That resin, called Trileon, contributes the and the comes from footbed, called Levelast, which is designed to disperse weight evenly, officials say.

Executives behind SoftScience carry some familiarity in both the Boulder and footwear circles.

Heading SoftScience are Scott Seamans, a co founder of Niwot based Crocs, and John Duerden, a former Reebok executive who was tasked with leading a turnaround of Crocs. Peter Case, Crocs’ former chief financial officer,
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also is listed as an executive of SoftScience.

In advance of SoftScience’s spring launch, targeted for markets in the southern and eastern United States as well as potentially Europe and Asia, Duerden told the Daily Camera he was intrigued by the opportunity of building a startup shoe company.

a casual, lifestyle product, he said. not trying to be a surfing brand or a running brand. We expect (our shoes to be) used by people who are active. It’s a great after anything shoe.

While both SoftScience and Crocs develop shoes using proprietary closed cell resins Crocs’ resin is called Croslite the recipes are slightly different, Duerden said, adding that his new firm does not make a wholly injection molded shoes that made Crocs famous.

Duerden said he, Seamans and Case no longer are bound by non compete agreements.

probably about a $30 billion market, Duerden said, referencing the casual shoe market and companies such as Vans and Skechers. seems to me there’s room for more than one competitor in this market. We want to be authentic and we make very comfortable shoes with medical and therapeutic qualities.

Since SoftScience’s launch in 2011 when the company was formed to investigate and invest in new technologies the company has raised more than $4.5 million, according to SEC filings. SoftScience has a Boulder address registered with the SEC.
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The company behind a luxury shopping centre opening near Vancouver airport early this summer announced Wednesday its tenants are looking to fill 600 job openings.

McArthurGlen Vancouver airport, a designer outlet at 7899 Templeton Station Road in Richmond, will host luxury, premium and lifestyle brands including , and Hugo Boss, as well as local successes like Caf Artigiano and .

The outlet boasts 140 stores and services spread across 380,000 square feet of retail space, to be completed during two phases of construction within the next two years.

It the first time the company has built one of its open air village style shopping centres outside Europe, said Ally Day,
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marketing manager for McArthurGlen.

Day said the company is to be working with international brands and local partners to bring the concept to the Lower Mainland.

The centre is easily accessible by transit and has been tailored to suit the local climate, Day said.

almost like strolling through a European village, so you walking down little cobblestone streets that are opening up into luxury piazzas with fountains and little caf dotted throughout. said 80 stores and services will cover 240,000 square feet following the centre first phase of construction. An additional 60 stores will be added over 140,000 square feet during a second phase 18 to 24 months later.

A career fair will be held May 24 and 25 at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel, during which many of the centre 46 confirmed tenants are looking to hire 600 people, while the second phase of construction is expected to add another 400 jobs. retailer Nordstrom also announced earlier this week it will begin hiring 1,000 employees for its Pacific Centre location, which opens Sept. 18.
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John Stancavage: Tulsa retail real estate at a premium

OKLAHOMA CITY Woodland Hills Mall owner Simon Property Group is planning to a build a new upscale outlet mall in west Tulsa, a company official said Tuesday.

Simon Properties’ mall portfolio announced the project during the International Council of Shopping Centers’ Oklahoma Idea Exchange at the Skirvin Hilton Hotel in Oklahoma City on Tuesday. 75 and 61st street, said Robert Alexander, senior vice president of leasing for the mall portfolio of Simon. The site has already been leased, though construction has yet to begin.

“We think the outlet mall will be great for the city of Tulsa,” he said. “The local government and chamber of commerce have been great to work with.”

Alexander said the design and size of the outlet mall hasn’t yet been finalized, though he expects it to be similar to Allen Premium Outlets in Allen Texas, near Dallas, only somewhat smaller.

Allen premium outlets has 100 stores, including Neiman Marcus Last Call, Adidas, Ann Taylor, Nike, Polo Ralph Lauren, Banana Republic, Coach, Gap Outlet,
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J. Crew, Kenneth Cole, Tommy Hilfiger, True Religion and others.

Alexander said he didn’t have any further information on the project, which is being undertaken by Simon’s premium outlet division. 75 and 61st Street.

Simon Properties, owners of enclosed malls and outlet malls throughout the country, also owns and operates Woodland Hills Mall in Tulsa and Penn Square Mall in Oklahoma City.

Though Alexander said Simon is committed to its enclosed mall, the overwhelming majority of its current $1.7 billion development of new shopping centers internationally is focused on outlet malls.

“Our outlet group is bullish on the market,” he said.

Alexander said that while other malls have declined or remained flat during the recession and its aftermath, Oklahoma’s malls have performed well.

“I can tell you that year after year, the way we make our growth in the company is through Oklahoma,” he said.

Earlier this year, Simon completed the first major mall wide renovations at Woodland Hills Mall in nearly 20 years. The project included new mall entrances, updated restaurants and a new food court. Alexander said removing a small island of shops and restaurants between the food court and the rest of the mall was difficult, as it involved relocating tenants who had long term leases.

But he said opening up the space was worth it.

“We’ve had some Simon executives touring the space, and they were impressed,” Alexander said.

There are never,
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EVER any deals at these “outlet” malls. This is such a scam that Branson first cashed in on and now everyone follows. You really think these stores are going to pay to ship items they can’t sell in their main stores to “outlet” stores just so they can mark them down further?

The last real “outlet” that we had here in Tulsa was the Dillard’s one out in Eastland mall. You knew it was a real outlet because that place was a DUMP. zero overhead because they were really dumping old clothes that didn’t sell there. Another place that is a real “outlet” is Name Brand Clothing 1/2 of 1/2. But shopping addicts demand the stores look just as nice as the ones in the main malls so these paved over monstrosities were created. Tulsa should demand that half of the parking is a garage to maximize land use. But they won’t because they Wore themselves out to the almighty dollar.

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Can new UH coach change the culture?

Nick Rolovich named new UH head.

New University of Hawaii head football coach Nick Rolovich, 36, used the example of the many times he’s watched a Disney movie with his children to make a point of where he wants to lead the Rainbow Warrior football program back to a winning tradition.

Speaking at his introductory press conference Monday, he likened the team and program to “The Lion King’s” Pride Rock. “We were great once, we can be great again. We are all Simba.”

Rolovich was greeted with warm applause when he entered the room to meet staff and press for the first time as the school’s head football coach. He thanked his former UH teammates for reminding him that he “was meant to be a Warrior and made me want to be here today.” He thanked coach Brian Polian of Nevada, and former UH head football coaches June Jones, Greg McMackin and Norm Chow for their help and guidance.

Rolovich saved his final thanks to his family who helped him learn what “aloha” was when he first arrived in Hawaii back in 2000 “to treat people right, care about people, and respect the place where I am at the moment.”

He remembered walking out of Aloha Stadium on Senior Night and said he wants his players to experience what he did that night. “It’s a special place when it’s rocking,” he said, and emphasized he wants “the kids in the program to make the community better living aloha and playing Warrior and get back to our winning tradition.”

When asked how he was different compared to when he left the islands, Rolovich stated that “I never left in my heart. I learned a lot about recruiting and a different offensive scheme” but more importantly that “aloha works here and everywhere. You treat people right and being from Hawaii helped me on the mainland.

“I believe I would be back. I belonged here,” he said, and added that he feels “there’s a want to be great again and it’s my job to get that done.”

Rolovich’s plan for the UH football programAs for the particulars of the job, local recruitment starts this week and he said he’ll put together his coaching staff in due time. “It’sbetter to get right guys than quick guys,” wanting them to be “men of aloha” and becounselors and role models for the players.

As an offensive coordinator for Nevada, Rolovich often visited Hawaii to recruit players. “There’s good talent in the state,” he told KHON2. “The best part about a local player is their mindset, is their toughness, is their ability to be unselfish. It’s how they’re raised and the Polynesian explosion of players is all over the country. It’s not just their physical tools, it’s their values that make them a positive impact on teams.”

Rolovich says he will search for those intangibles in his own players.

Rolovich says the most pertinent task is building a culture among the current ‘Bows, then bring in a new crop in the class of 2016. He will stay in Hawaii through the week before hitting the road to recruit.

“There’s a lot to do. I’m excited for it, I’m ready for it. I’m ready to roll,” he said.

As for decision making, Rolovich says he’d like to be aggressive. “I want to be able to evaluate the talent we have. I want to give this team the best chance they canto win. I think going to Nevada gave me a much wider range of offensive ability.

But in the end, Matlin said,
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“We got the guy. Dick Tomey told me, I spoke to him a few times in the last month, and he said ‘When you know, you’ll know.’ After I met with him in person, the second time after the interview, I knew.”

Matlin calledRolovich’s plan impressive: “You don’t put that plan together in a week. You put that together in years and years of preparation.”

Matlin said when he broke the news to the team last week,”You saw a lift in everyone. They seemed excited. I’m excited for our staff and our department,” he said. “People like Nick and respect Nick and people are happy he’s back here. People are going to support him in our department. You can see it already. That’s so incredible.”

Contract and salary detailsMatlin says Rolovich will be making $400,008 for the first two years of his contract, then $425,004 for the next two years, with a fifth year trigger at approximately $450,000 if he leads the team to a bowl game.

In comparison, former Rainbow Warriors coach Norm Chow had a base salary of $550,000, whileGreg McMackin was paid $1.1 million a year.

“I think it’s a very good compensation plan that makes sense,” Matlin said. “A lot of his compensation upside is for goal aligned incentives. So yeah, you can see that’s a modest payout in terms of the NCAA Division I head football coaches.”

That includes up to $80,000 if his team wins the conference championship game, and up to $1 million if they win the national championship.

Conversely, a buyout by the university in the fourth year would cost $150,000.

The university has had a string of costly buyouts and settlements, including Chow, McMackin and former men’s basketball coach Gib Arnold. Matlin says Rolovich’scontract was vetted by the university’s legal counsel.

“Athletics is an important part of the University of Hawaii’s core mission of education, and the University is pleased that Coach Rolovich agreed to bring his talents, background and reputation to the Manoa campus. Coach Rolovich appreciates the University maintaining his personal privacy and the general public’s understanding. Coach Rolovich has therefore decided to disclose the exact amount of his salary under his current employment agreement with the University of Hawaii at Manoa.”State Sen. Sam Slom says UH officials are moving in the right direction by sharing the contract details.
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(WIVB) As of today enhanced security measures are now in effect at Buffalo Niagara International Airport. One of the biggest changes involves electronics.

to ensure safety of the traveler I all for it, said Paul Siejak of Lockport.

it works to make people safer that fine with me. I used to traveling with 3 kids so going through TSA isn easy no matter how you do it, said Carla Frederick of Buffalo.

think it one extra thing that you have to take in account so that you don slow things down, said traveler Wendy van Vliet.

Passengers now have to place bags directly on the belt to go through the x ray machine instead of a bin, and the same rule applies for shoes.

Laptops also still need to be placed in bins by themselves with no paper or cords to go through the scanner.

you have to take your laptop out of your bag anyway so yeah maybe a little more inconvenience but you taking things out of your bag anyway, so I don think it a major inconvenience, said Siejak.

Travels are urged to arrive at least 90 minutes before their flight to allow for enough time to get through security.

TSA officials say the changes will make the screening process easier and help them get a better look at what passengers are taking on planes, making everyone safer.

it will slow us down a little bit but we always thinking that something is going to slow us down a bit, so we have no problem with doing a little extra bit if it necessary, said Frederick.

The new procedures may cause a few small delays as people get used to the changes so TSA officers will be in front of the X ray machines to explain them. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.
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“This is how it’s supposed to be.”

That was General Manager Mark Bachus Curran, taking in the scene in the courtyard at Suburban Square one sunny morning recently. A little farther up the plaza, people were sitting at tables reading, enjoying a cup of coffee or working on their laptops.

After a major renovation in late 2011, this signature space in Ardmore’s historic open air shopping center is coming into its own in summer 2013.

That includes filling in what had been a row of vacant storefronts with new tenants. That morning, Curran was leading a visitor on a tour to highlight some of the newest.

Crumbs Bake Shop, a new location of the trendy New York based gourmet cupcake bakery, opened June 14, and a second newcomer, the “fabulously British” teen and college crowd apparel store Jack Wills welcomed its first shoppers on Tuesday. A third new store, SEE Eyewear, is under renovation and expected to open around the corner on Coulter Avenue by mid July.

With a Clark’s shoe store and the frozen yogurt bar Frutti Yummi opening before Memorial Day, five new merchants have set up shop in the past two months, and there are more to come, possibly by back to school time.

Signs are up in the windows of two more courtyard storefronts. This week, Curran confirmed that leases have been signed for a Ten Thousand Villages gift and craft store and a Kate Spade New York boutique.

Finally, he said Everything But Water, a swimwear and apparel store, has also signed to take the Seidenburg Luggage space on St. James Place, when owner Dave Endy retires and closes up shop at the end of July.

What is notable is that, with the Ten Thousand Villages and Kate Spade leases, the courtyard’s retail spaces, which had seen numerous vacancies, will be fully occupied again.

Curran gave great credit to the center’s marketing and leasing team. “I think they have done a phenomenal job,” he said. With 25 years’ experience in shopping center management, “This is the first time I’ve witnessed this much activity” in such a short time, he said.

It was almost three years ago that Suburban Square owner Kimco Realty came to Lower Merion Township with plans for a $1.5 million renovation of the center’s core space. At the time, representatives said they were looking to revive the courtyard, where they said the center was having trouble attracting foot traffic.

The plans included refreshed landscaping, new pavers, improvements at the upper end on St. James Place for a potential festival area, and a new driveway loop for valet parking. A key part of the plan was to attract a new upscale restaurant tenant to anchor the space.

That restaurant, The Saint James, opened last October. It got off to a rocky start with some critical reviews, but if local social media is an indication, it is becoming a regular dining and meeting spot for Main Line neighbors.

In filling other spaces, Curran said the center has continued to look back to a survey it did in 2010. That research showed shoppers were looking for “more dining options, more shoes, more accessories.”

In 2012, high end bridal salon Elizabeth Johns took the prominent corner space at the top of the courtyard previously held by Priscilla of Boston. Filling in more spaces in the row with the new Saint James are the two stores that opened in recent days.

Crumbs Bake Shop, which began with one store on the Upper West Side of Manhattan in 2003, was early in catching onto the gourmet cupcake craze. The chain now has more than 70 stores, including one near Rittenhouse Square. Located in a space adjoining the lobby of the Times office building, it is modeled on an old fashioned candy shop, with wood cases and marble countertops.

The chain claims to offer 50 varieties of cupcakes, with a new “cupcake of the week” each Monday, as well as special occasion cakes. Cupcakes come in Taste (a bite or two), Signature (think about sharing) and Colossal (serves six to eight) sizes. The store also serves Starbucks coffee and other drinks. “More sweets” is how Bachus Curran describes its fit with that survey research.

Farther down the courtyard, in the former Lucy space, the Britain based Jack Wills chain is making Ardmore its first Philadelphia suburban location, after opening a store on Walnut Street in the city. (See related story.)

“We’re very excited about them. They don’t go into malls. They thought Suburban Square was a really good fit for their concept,” Curran said. That concept draws inspiration from British “public school” style and sporting design think polo, rugby and rowing. “Their core market is 13 to 24. It’s a younger demographic, which we like to see.”

Filling out that side of the courtyard will be Ten Thousand Villages, next to The Saint James in the former Apricot Lane space, and Kate Spade in the corner spot previously occupied by City Sports until its move a short distance away.

The Lancaster County based non profit chain Ten Thousand Villages emphasizes fair trade practices and focuses on providing a market for artisans in developing countries. Kate Spade, featuring designer handbags, apparel and accessories, is a luxury brand that strengthens that component of the tenant mix, Curran said.

Moving around the corner on Coulter Avenue, the hip optical store SEE Eyewear will open next month, making Suburban Square the chain’s first Pennsylvania location. “These days, glasses can be a fashion statement,” Curran said, and SEE Eyewear is dedicated to that principle. The store, which will offer eye exams, works directly with “forward looking designers” to provide leading edge style at reasonable cost: “Hip without the rip,” is its motto.

As for that major investment in the courtyard renovation, it is clearly paying off, not only in terms of attracting trend setting tenants, but by contributing to Suburban Square’s tradition as one of America’s first open air “lifestyle centers.”

In that 2010 survey, Curran recalls, an illuminating point was that “50 percent of people said they come to Suburban Square not intending to make a purchase.” It is “the feel of Suburban Square” they enjoy. “It’s a true neighborhood center on the Main Line.”

“But that translates into sales,” he added, noting that sales for the center “have been positive and have remained positive for the last several years,” through the economic downturn.

A couple of key vacancies remain. A large space on Montgomery Avenue remains empty almost a year after Jay Michael Salon left. Plate restaurant’s departure in May after 10 years on Coulter Avenue leaves that space available. Curran said there has been “a lot of interest” in the location.

No announcement on that spot yet, but “I feel pretty confident there will be another success story for that space,” he said.
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Scientists who dig dinosaurs in Eastern Montana will now be able to chemically analyze fossils the same day they’re excavated and before degrading begins. Paleontologists from Montana State University, North Carolina State University and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences recently bought and renovated a mobile laboratory that Dan Redding of Rudyard drove to Eastern Montana for the summer.

The lab is the first of its kind and a dream come true, said Mary Higby Schweitzer, a North Carolina paleontologist who obtained the lab with Jack Horner, who is the Ameya Preserve curator of paleontology at MSU’s Museum of the Rockies. Schweitzer is a paleontologist at NC State and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. She is also a Montana native and former graduate student of Horner’s.

Schweitzer’s hypothesis is that fossils can stay deep in the ground for 68 million years and because they are in equilibrium with their sandstone environment, they can remain in nearly their original state. It was a deep sandstone environment that preserved the soft tissue Schweitzer discovered a few years ago in the specimen “MOR 1125,” dubbed B. Rex, found near Jordan, Mont. Schweitzer also found tissue that showed the Tyrannosaurus rex was an egg laying female.

Degradation began, however, as soon as field crews removed fossils from the ground and disrupted their equilibrium, Schweitzer said. Changing conditions and exposure to microbes all affected the fossils’ condition.

To get a jump on the process and document it as it progresses, NC State provided funding for Schweitzer to purchase the lab and deliver it to MSU. The Museum of the Rockies then paid to adapt the lab for paleontology research. Horner paid for the renovations with money from Colorado Energy Management, which represented an anonymous donor, and Nathan Myrhvold, former chief technology officer at Microsoft. Army to use at Superfund sites. At NC State, it was used as a fish ecology lab.

“It was really an amazing system,” Schweitzer said. “I think if you were to build a trailer like this, it would cost well over $1 million.”

Schweitzer and Horner recently discussed the laboratory while it was parked near the Museum of the Rockies for renovations. Helping with the work were Ben Novak, one of Horner’s graduate students, and Liz Johnson and Tim Cleland, both Schweitzer’s students.

Almost half of the semi truck contains a clean laboratory that will require users to don lab coats, lab shoes, gloves and hairnets before entering, Schweitzer said. The rest of the truck contains microscopes, work stations and a computer. Next year, it may also contain a scanning electron microscope and mass spectrometer with analytical capabilities. The entire truck has electricity, air conditioning and heating. It has room underneath for wastewater, diesel fuel and gear.

“It’s fun. It’s cool. It’s the first of its kind,” Schweitzer said. “It always makes me happy to come back to Montana, and this new lab is a huge bonus.”

Horner said he and Schweitzer wanted to establish a research center, but didn’t have enough money so decided to create the mobile lab. The lab will be parked in Eastern Montana during the summer and used by Schweitzer, Horner, their graduate students and visiting colleagues. The rest of the year, it will be parked and used at the Museum of the Rockies.

Along with the lab comes a new way of excavation, Horner said. This summer, instead of painstakingly removing sediment and rock from fossils, then stabilizing the fossils with plaster, the paleontologists will use cranes to remove two duckbill skeletons from Bureau of Land Management property. The workers will remove entire skeletons and encase them sediment and all in metal frames.

“We are going to take them out whole, regardless of how big they are,” Horner said.

The idea is to learn more about fossil preservation, he said. The paleontologists are thinking now that the best preservation comes when bones are buried deep in sandstone.

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A new store in the Quad Cities is debuting an exclusive line of Nike shoes.

The Full Kit opened its doors on Saturday, February 28, 2015. The men’s clothing and shoe retailer started in Iowa City 14 years ago and now has a second location at 312 Main Street in downtown Davenport.

“When it came time to expand and open a second location, Davenport was the first place we looked,
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” said Owner, Mitch Dettman, who is from the Quad Cities. “I’d always wanted to open a store where I grew up and what I call home.”

According to a press release, “The Full Kit offers an exclusive selection of hard to find shoes and apparel.” One of those pairs of shoes is the custom designed NikeSB Dunk Low shoe. Dettman says the color scheme is modeled after his store in Iowa City and in remembrance of the 2006 tornado.

“We’ve had a close relationship with NikeSB for more than 10 years and they approached us about doing this special project with them,
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” he said. “It’s important to tell a story with the materials and the colors of the shoe like we did. We chose the tornado for its defining moment in the shop’s history that we experience.”

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There is a long list of reasons that back up the notion first year Sherwood High School softball coach Ashley Barber Strunk has stepped into the most enviable coaching position in Montgomery County. The 2002 Richard Montgomery graduate after all inherited a two time defending Class 4A state championship program on a 42 game winning streak that returns six starters, including the county best pitcher in Towson University recruit Meggie Dejter.

It is, however, just as easy prove that the member of Lock Haven University 2006 NCAA Division II national championship team undertaking marks the start of a journey few would dare embark on.

Barber Strunk has to fill the shoes of a well respected 17 year coach who took the Sherwood program to new heights, putting her in prime position to feel the brunt of any slip in the Warriors dominance. While Sherwood former junior varsity coach admitted that concept isn lost on her, any remnants of anxiety are overshadowed by the excitement that surrounds the opportunity to put her spin on a program ripe with athletes just as passionate about, and dedicated to, softball as she is.

coach] Pat [Flanagan] was here for so long, at this point it about establishing my lines, Barber Strunk said. was worried at first that [the team] might be like, aren we doing things this way, or aren we doing things that way. I feel like I doing things the right way. is, according to Dejter.

Given Sherwood recent results it hard to imagine the Warriors need to change much, but Barber Strunk made it perfectly clear on the first day of practice this spring that she would not settle for a team set on cruise control, that there no room in the Sandy Spring program for complacency, Dejter said. Barber Strunk approach she said she implements many of the drills and conditioning she did in college is different than the traditional style Sherwood is used to, but Dejter said the change has helped to keep the Warriors on their toes.

They might actually need to be on guard defensively more so this season than in recent years. Despite returning the majority of its high scoring lineup, Sherwood did lose two of its most powerful hitters. While the Warriors are still more than capable of producing runs, the scoring differential might not be as much as it has been, Dejter said. Sherwood did win its 43rd consecutive game with Saturday 12 0 season opening victory against Thomas S. Wootton.

think [the changes are] good because we don want to get too comfortable and overconfident with what we have, it good to get a new view point, Dejter said. did just play in college a couple years ago and won a national championship so she has so much she able to teach us. It good because she does kind of knock us down a level. She really does push us. She been where we are and even better.

A catcher turned outfielder, Barber Strunk brought in her cousin, former Our Lady of Good Counsel ace pitcher Kim Bartlett, who primarily played third base at Methodist University, as an assistant coach. Between the two, they provide expertise in all areas of the diamond.

Student athletes can be defiant in the face of change, but Barber Strunk credibility and experience makes it difficult for the Warriors not to trust in everything she does, Dejter said. Perhaps even more important, the right handed hurler added, is the open channel of coach athlete communication Barber Strunk encourages. Her youth also helps her relatability, Dejter said.

you skeptical all you have to do is talk to her and she explains it fully, Dejter said. doesn try to hide anything, she knows exactly what she talking about. She explains everything and how it going to help us, I think it really good to have that openness.

Barber Strunk said her love for softball grew with the unity of her college team and that is a very important aspect of the game she aims to convey at Sherwood. The team has already come together in support of her efforts early, she and Dejter agreed. It no secret that all eyes are on Barber Strunk and the substantially sized shoes she has to fill. But the Warriors have rallied around someone who has already earned their respect.

think in the beginning she was a lot more nervous than now and especially the returning players, we definitely stepped in and were like, whatever you need from us, we here, we your team and we want to support you fully, Dejter said. really made this a team thing. She got such a passion for the game which everyone can see and it puts it on us, we want to impress her and we want to make her feel good about what she doing.
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“It can be a bed for a night or it can be support for the future.”

At a ceremony held last Friday, Health and Social Services Minister Pauline Frost summed up much of the role the new Salvation Army Centre of Hope facility at Fourth Avenue and Alexander Street will have in the community.

While Oct. 30 will mark the first date the centre will be open, the official ribbon cutting was held Friday morning. Tours were offered to the large crowd that had come out for the event.

The facility will offer 25 emergency beds along with another 20 transitional apartments that are set to open around the end of November.

It was a standing room only crowd of about 80 who turned out for the event in the large dining room space which can ultimately sit up to 150 people for a meal.

The current building, also on Fourth Avenue at Black Street, seats about 40 people.

The dining room is one part of the main floor that is set to offer drop in and community programs for clients.

Ian McKenzie, the local Salvation Army’s executive director, pointed out that with a dining room that is separate from two common rooms on the main floor, those coming in to the centre won’t have to leave the building when staff are cleaning up the dining room, as they do now.

Throughout Friday’s opening, McKenzie praised the numerous partners involved in the project, including the territorial and federal governments, which provided funding.

Under the Investment in Affordable Housing program, Ottawa and the territory contributed $1.1 million along with another $3 million from the Northern Housing Trust.

The Yukon government also contributed $10.2 million toward the purchase of the property, design and construction.

“The government has been an important partner in all that has gone on,” McKenzie said.

He pointed out that discussions around the building of a new shelter began in 2012.

While the building had originally been scheduled to open last year, work was delayed due to contaminated soil on the site,
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given that it had once accommodated a vehicle dealership and repair shop. Work had to be done to remediate the soil before construction could begin.

The excitement in the community over the ribbon cutting and the centre’s impending opening to those who need a place to stay and/or a warm meal was evident in the crowd who had gathered there.

As Yukon MP Larry Bagnell pointed out, it’s not often there’s a crowd that large or with so many community leaders at such events.

“This is a very exciting day,” he said, describing the facility as “much needed”.

As the building’s name suggests, he noted, it will be a source of “comfort and hope” to those in need.

Bagnell also highlighted federal investments in a variety of housing initiatives before congratulating all those involved with the project and wishing well those who will use the services at the facility.

Premier Sandy Silver also reflected on the years of work that have gone into developing the new facility, noting the Army’s “long time and important presence in our territory,” and congratulating the organization on “a job well done.”

McKenzie emphasized that the building is only the beginning. There are plans to work alongside Health and Social Services to ensure those coming into the facility have access to a range of programs available in the community.

Frost said she already sees stronger partnerships forming as the facility gets set to open.

“It will be life changing for a lot of people in our community,” she said.

Also on hand for the ribbon cutting was Cpl. Lee Graves, the Salvation Army’s chief secretary for Canada, who highlighted the thought and care that went into the design of the building.

“It’s an incredible space that will bring that important dignity and lift to all who might enter through the doors,” he said.

Graves later noted it will be a place where those in need can plan their next steps in life and build the skills they need.

The walls of the building were empty, but as McKenzie said, the organization is hoping it will be filled with artwork that will reflect the culture and community.

Peter Johnston, the Council of Yukon First Nations’ grand chief, presented the Salvation Army with the first piece of artwork for its walls a carving entitled “The Healing Spirit” by Jared Kane,
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a Ta’anKwch’n artist.