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Q&A with interim head coach Ed Orgeron

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first_imgDT: You’re making your debut as interim head coach, are you nervous at all or have any exciting jitters?Coach O: I guess come Thursday I will be a little fired up. I don’t know about nervous though; I will be fired up. DT: Have you planned how the game is going to go on the sidelines?Coach O: I think we are going to have to work it out as we go, but I really think it is going to help having Clay Helton on the sideline managing the offense, and me right there helping him talking about the offense. … I’m really going to be there to encourage, show enthusiasm and keep things going on. DT: Do you remember where to stand as a head coach?Coach O: Oh yeah, right in the middle of everybody. I will be fine. … I feel at home at the Coliseum. I’ve been there since 1998, and I know that it’s going to be a little bit different, but ever since I came to Los Angeles, I’ve felt at home. … I promise you this … I’m going to feel good being a head coach in cardinal and gold. DT: Do you have any kind of speech planned for before Thursday night’s game?Coach O: We’ve been preparing for this all week but come Thursday night when we get in the Coliseum, they’re going to be ready to go, but I’m sure I will have a couple of words to tell ’em. DT: What have you learned about game management and time management since the last time you had to do that as a head coach?Coach O: Make good, sound decisions, not emotional decisions. The last time that I was a head coach [at Ole Miss], I made a couple emotional decisions and it cost me. One time, I went for it on 4th and two when I shouldn’t have, and if I wasn’t as emotional, I would’ve made a better decision and I’ve learned from that.center_img DT: One of the things that Lane [Kiffin] had talked about for the past couple of years was whether he was focusing too much on the offense instead of being a head coach. Is that something you are going to be fighting or thinking about?Coach O: Not really … I’m going to do what I do best … coach toughness, style and energy throughout the whole game with the whole team. … I will be [with] the whole team as much as I can and we are going to give it everything we got. …  I plan on coaching the whole team and I’m going to be on the sideline. … Ross Cummins will go with [the defensive line] and him and Clancy [Pendergast] will make the proper adjustments. Though interim head coach Ed Orgeron has coached many games at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, the spotlight has never truly been on him. That’ll change Thursday night.After practice on Tuesday during the last media session of the week, Daily Trojan staff writer Darian Nourian was there to see what “Coach O” is thinking ahead of his  head coaching debut at USC. Follow Darian on Twitter @dariannourian24last_img read more

Diaspora Agricultural task force engages Jamaican farmers

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first_imgThe Jamaica Diaspora Agriculture Task Force is working with Jamaican farmers in a number of initiatives aimed at promoting sustainable organic farming.Task force’s missionThe task force has been on a mission to enable the country’s farmers to capitalize on an increasing demand for organic foods in the United States. Its objective is to ensuring the proper training, technology and financing options are available in keeping in line with the Jamaican government’s economic growth agenda.Outgoing head of the task force and member of the USA West/Midwest region, Kim West, said the possibilities for Jamaican farmers are endless. She offered that some US$80 billion is spent on organic products annually in the US.Demand more than supplyShe said they were not enough producers in the US to meet the increasing demand.The task force is dedicated to adding value to the Jamaican economy. Agriculture is one of the best ways to achieve this goal she said.“The task force involves people who love farming and see the value in farming, especially with the growing organic market in the United States. Promoting organic, sustainable farming in Jamaica and getting these products in the States is a good investment,” she told the Jamaica Information Service.The Jamaican Diaspora Agriculture Task Force was formally launched during the current Jamaica 55 Diaspora Conference in Kingston. Come September, Jamaican farmers can apply for financial assistance. All applications will be vetted and the winning projects will be awarded with financial help.This program will be initiated every three months.The Task Force has also partnered with the Jamaica Agricultural Society and will be present at the upcoming Denbigh Agricultural Show in Clarendon next month.last_img read more

Rogers City Theatre’s ‘Shrek The Musical’ Brings Far Far Away to Life

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first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisRogers City- Singing and dancing fill the stage over at Rogers City Theater as the cast and crew prepare to pull off one of the most lively musicals to hit the stage.“Shrek The Musical” is based off the film, Shrek, which follows the story of an Ogre and Donkey through the mythical land of Far Far Away. The biggest difference between the movie and the musical is the styles of music, encompassing a wide spectrum of  styles and rhythms.Rogers City Theater has not had a true back-to-back sellout since 2004 which was a high school performance of Annie. Actor William Burrel-Reece is excited for his performance and ready to be back on the stage.“We’re going to show you a lot of things that haven’t come out of this theatre in a long time,” said Burrel-Reece who will be a jack of all trades in the show.The show takes the stage March 9-11 & 16-18. Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30pm with Sunday matinees at 2:00pm. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6. You can purchase them at the door.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Ella White Ensures Teachers and Students are safe after yesterday’s scareNext Alpena County Sheriff’s Office sets the standards for school safetylast_img read more