Brad James February 10, 2020 /Sports News – Local Utah Men’s Basketball’s Branden Carlson Earns Pac-12 Freshman of the Week Award Tags: Utah Men’s Basketball Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSAN FRANCISCO-Monday, University of Utah men’s basketball freshman center Branden Carlson was named the Pac-12 freshman of the week posting 10.5 points, 5.5 rebounds and 4.5 blocks per game in wins over Stanford and California.Carlson, a product of Bingham High School and native of South Jordan, Utah, is the second Ute to win conference freshman of the week honors. Utes star guard Rylan Jones earned the honor January 27.In posting 8 blocked shots February 6 in a 64-56 win over Stanford in overtime, Carlson became one of four freshmen in Division I to block 8 shots in a game this season.The others are Long Beach State center Joshua Morgan, USC forward Onyeka Okongwu and Tennessee-Martin center Eric Rustin.
View post tag: Defence April 8, 2014 View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Equipped SECRETARY OF DEFENSE CHUCK HAGEL AND JAPANESE MINISTER OF DEFENSE ITSUNORI ONODERA For reasons a U.S. senior defense official said included North Korean provocations, treaty commitments to Japan and U.S. national security interests, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Sunday (April 6) that the United States will send Japan two more Aegis-equipped ballistic-missile defense ships by 2017. View post tag: Japan View post tag: Destroyer’s View post tag: Promises View post tag: Defense Authorities The ships are designed to intercept ballistic missiles post-boost phase and before reentry. When delivered, Japan will have a total of seven such ships.Hagel made the announcement during a joint press conference with Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera after the two leaders met earlier to discuss a range of alliance issues, including the threat posed by North Korea.“In response to Pyongyang¹s pattern of provocative and destabilizing actions, including recent missile launches in violation of U.N. Security Council resolutions, I can announce today that the United States is planning to forward-deploy two additional Aegis ballistic missile defense ships to Japan by 2017,” Hagel said.The U.S. secretary said he visited one of the U.S. ballistic missile defense ships when he was in Japan on October 3, 2013, for the “2 plus 2” meeting of U.S. and Japanese secretaries of state and defense.“This deployment follows our October announcement to establish a second missile-defense radar site in Kyoto Prefecture and my decision last year to increase ground-based interceptors in Alaska,” Hagel said, adding that these steps will enhance the United States’ ability to defend Japan and its own homeland from North Korea’s ballistic missile threat.Significantly bolstering the U.S. naval presence also strengthens the U.S.-Japan alliance and increases deterrence against North Korean aggression, the secretary said.In late March, on the sidelines of the Nuclear Security Summit in The Hague, American President Barack Obama, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean President Park Geun-hye sat down for the first time to discuss the shared threat they face from North Korea, according to a release by the US Department of Defence. They agreed that they would consider specific steps they could take to deepen diplomatic and military coordination to deter the threat, including joint exercises and on missile defense.Building off that meeting, Hagel said that he and Onodera had “discussed ways to help deepen trilateral defense cooperation,” including through the upcoming Defense Trilateral Talks to be held in Washington this month.Hagel and Onodera also discussed plans for consolidation on Okinawa, and the secretary thanked the minister for Japan’s efforts in securing approval in December for the Futenma replacement facility¹s landfill permit.“We look forward to the facility¹s construction beginning soon,” Hagel said. “I reaffirmed the U.S. commitment to continue exploring ways to reduce the economic impact of our facilities on Okinawa and our desire to be a good neighbor.”The secretary said these issues will be part of revising the guidelines for U.S.-Japan defense cooperation as the United States adjusts its posture in the Asia-Pacific region and Japan expands its roles and relationships around the world.During their meeting, Hagel and Onodera also discussed key challenges in the East China Sea.“I restated the principles that govern longstanding U.S. policy on the Senkaku Islands and other islands,” the secretary said, “and we affirmed that since [the Senkaku Islands] are under Japan’s administrative control, they fall under Article 5 of our Mutual Security Treaty.”According to Article 5, “each party recognizes that an armed attack against either party in the territories under the administration of Japan would be dangerous to its own peace and safety and declares that it would act to meet the common danger in accordance with its constitutional provisions and processes. Any such armed attack and all measures taken as a result thereof shall be immediately reported to the Security Council of the United Nations in accordance with the provisions of Article 51 of the Charter. Such measures shall be terminated when the Security Council has taken the measures necessary to restore and maintain international peace and security.”“We take seriously America’s treaty commitments and we strongly oppose any unilateral coercive action that seeks to undermine Japan¹s administrative control,” Hagel said. “A peaceful resolution of territorial disputes is in the interest of all nations of the region.”[mappress]Press Release, April 8, 2014, Image: US DoD Back to overview,Home naval-today US Promises Japan Two More Aegis-Equipped Destroyers View post tag: Navy View post tag: US View post tag: Aegis US Promises Japan Two More Aegis-Equipped Destroyers View post tag: two View post tag: Naval Share this article
USI Receives $2 million Grant To Improve Nursing In Rural areasJULY 10TH, 2018 WARREN KORFF INDIANAThe University of Southern Indiana plans to use a $2 million grant to improve health care in places like Dubois County and Gibson County. The grant comes from the Health Resources and Services Administration, which is a division of the Department of Health and Human Services. It’s designed to increase the number of registered nurses in rural communities. Under the program, USI will team up with Memorial Hospital in Jasper, the Dubois County Health Department, Gibson General Hospital, The Gibson County Health Department, and the Southwest Indiana Area Health Education Center.The school will create academic partnerships with the hospitals and other agencies, which will allow clinical opportunities for students. The grant will also allow current registered nurses already working in the area to receive advanced training.The program will run for four years in Dubois County and three years in Gibson County.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
To The Editor: Lines for five crude Pickleball courts are painted on asphalt beside the Ocean City Intermediate School.Who wins with Pickleball courts at 18th Street?Ocean City merchants win! Pickleball has demonstrated that it brings a lot of people “over the bridge” and these are adults who spend money in our town. Courts in other locations will make it too easy for players to avoid our shopping/restaurant district.Ocean City youth and families win! Pickleball is a sport that all ages can play together. 18th Street is a central location easily accessible to all our residents and visitors, which means more play and healthier living for everyone.Ocean City hotels win! The 18th Street site could be a tournament-class facility and Pickleball tournaments would bring overnight visitors to our town.Pickleball community wins! Pickleball is unique in that it is a very social sport. During organized play, players change partners and interact with different people every game. The eight proposed courts plus the five existing “temporary” courts all in the same location would give our city a very desirable facility.Hardcourt tennis community wins! According to the tennis court reservation records maintained by the city, a large majority of our tennis players prefer to play on the hard courts. Converting two of the unused turf courts to Pickleball courts would not affect the current 13 hard courts and would give more people the opportunity to play both sports.Turf tennis community wins! According to the tennis court reservation records maintained by the city, the 34th Street courts are by far the busiest courts. At 5th Street, there were at least two turf courts sitting empty except for 7 hours in all of July and August of 2015 combined and even more court time open at 18th Street. The current turf courts at 18th Street are in very poor condition. If the proposed upgrade includes new turf on four of the courts at this location, this would raise the total of top condition turf courts from 5 to 9.Tax Payers Win! Given the wages paid to the attendants and their supervisors, tennis brings very little if any money into the city’s coffers and because Pickleball is run as a pick-up game like our basketball and beach volleyball courts, players are not charged to play. However, it costs much less to color coat a court for pickleball than to install new artificial turf for turf tennis courts.Don HepnerOcean City, NJ
Dawn Foods has been fined £23,500 and ordered to pay £7,950 costs after admitting two charges that resulted in the pollution of the River Avon.Worcester Magistrates Court heard that Environment Agency officers found large pools of oil on the river near to Sankey Marina, Evesham, last June. Investigations confirmed that Dawn Foods was the source of rapeseed oil entering the watercourse.The company reported a spill of about 5,000 litres of rapeseed oil at its premises at Worcester Road and said a bund around the oil tank had not contained the leak. As a result, about 800 litres entered the River Avon. Environment Agency officers noted that the oil had escaped from a storage tank via a flexible pipe, fixed in place with a jubilee clip, which had become detached. The oil had leaked into the company’s surface water drains and discharged into the surface sewer and ultimately into the River Avon. The court noted that the company had no previous convictions, had co-operated fully with the Environment Agency, borne the clean-up costs and pleaded guilty at an early opportunity.An Environment Agency spokesperson said: “Dawn Foods Limited had poor knowledge of their own site drainage. They did not have a plan of what to do in the event of a spillage at the site and, unfortunately, this resulted in the pollution incident.”
Madam Deputy Speaker,The House meets today to debate the coronavirus pandemic once more.The peril of this pandemic has no short-term quick fix, but calls for ingenuity, commitment and resolve from us all.We have responded with one of the greatest collective efforts this nation has seen in peacetime.But this fight is not yet over, and the virus continues to spread.Cases, hospitalisations and, tragically, deaths are all rising.Yesterday, we learned that Liverpool Hospital Trust is now treating more COVID patients than at the peak in April.And across the UK, deaths have doubled in under a fortnight.StrategyAnd yet, just as the situation we face is grave, so the hope of a solution is growing.And, with every day, my confidence in the ingenuity of science to bring resolution grows.But until that moment, we must have resolve.Madam Deputy Speaker, we are focused on finding a long-term solution. We reject political point-scoring.And I call upon this House to work together in the interests of our whole nation – and indeed the whole world.[political content removed]Strategy and rebuttalAnd so we need this long-term solution, and I would say, like other liberal democracies around the world, we are wrestling with this question, as we have just wrestled in the last few minutes, with the question of how we keep people safe from this virus whilst at the same time protecting the important things in life: our liberties, our livelihoods and the things that we love.And that is what leads us to this strategy of suppressing the virus, supporting the economy, education and supporting the NHS to do all the things the NHS needs to do until a vaccine is available.And I reject the false choice that says we must pick a side – and choose between a healthy economy and a healthy nation.Because the 2 are intrinsically linked.If we were to, God forbid, let the virus unleash its full force, then the damage – not just to the NHS and the hundreds of thousands of lives, but to our livelihoods too – would be catastrophic.And we can only get our economy and our society going gangbusters again if we drive this virus down, so people have the confidence they need to live their lives to the full.Long COVIDAnd drive it down we must. Now, Madam Deputy Speaker, this is a deadly virus and yes it reserves its biggest impact for the oldest in society, which means the rise in cases among the over 60s gives me such cause for concern.And as we have just heard, compellingly, from the Minister for Equalities about the impact on people from ethnic minority backgrounds.But the impact is not confined to these groups. The virus can affect anyone, of any age, and of any background.And we have already seen worrying numbers of young, fit and healthy people suffering debilitating symptoms, months after contracting COVID.Yesterday, a study by King’s College London showed that one in 20 people with coronavirus are likely to have virus symptoms like fatigue, breathlessness, muscle pain, and neurological problems for 8 weeks or more.Yesterday I visited the cutting-edge long COVID clinic at University College London Hospital.I met people in their 20s and 30s, unable to work, sapped of all their energy, living with the long-term effects of a virus that has completely changed their lives.So to anyone, of any age, catching COVID can be very grave indeed.Long COVID underpins, again, our strategy of suppressing the virus until a vaccine arrives.[political content removed]I now want, Madam Deputy Speaker, to turn to question of how we do that.Social distancingWe cannot reiterate enough the importance of the basics: social distancing, and hands, face, space.Local actionThe next area, Madam Deputy Speaker, is through following the rules on local action, which is at the core of how we, and increasing numbers of other countries around the world, are tackling the crisis.Through our local COVID alert levels we have been able to take a balanced approach.And today I’d like to update the House on some further changes that we are making.Unfortunately, we are seeing rising rates of infection in Stoke-on-Trent, Coventry and in Slough.In all these areas, there are over 100 positive cases per 100,000 people.Cases are doubling around every fortnight and we are seeing a concerning increase of cases among the over 60s.So we have agreed, in partnership with local leaders, to move these areas into the high local alert level area, coming into force at one minute past midnight on Saturday.The central change is that people cannot now meet other households socially indoors. This applies in any setting, at home, or in a restaurant, or any other venue.The rule of 6 still applies to any outdoor setting.And although you may continue to travel to open venues, you should reduce the number of journeys where possible.I’d like to thank local leaders in these areas for the work that they’ve done, for their cooperation. And I can assure the people of Stoke-on-Trent, of Coventry and of Slough that we will support you all the way through, including with the business support that the Chancellor announced earlier today for all areas with a high local alert level.We are also formally beginning discussions with Warrington about moving into the very high alert level, due to a continuing rise in cases there.[political content removed]The virus moves quickly and so we must respond quickly, and in a targeted way, like this, to keep it under control.Local enforcementAs part of local discussions, Madam Deputy Speaker, local authorities including the LGA have asked for stronger enforcement powers.And I agree.To support businesses who are doing the right thing, it is fair that we take action against those businesses who are doing the wrong thing.So firm enforcement helps make these restrictions fairer on all.So we want to put in place stronger regulations to give local authorities further powers to take action in their local area.The proposals we will bring forward will mean councils will be able to act without delay and use closure notices to shut premises on public health grounds, to help suppress the virus.We will work with local authorities in the coming days on the detail of these proposals so we can act in a firm and fast way against the minority who are breaching these life-saving rules.New testing and vaccinesMadam Deputy Speaker, these changes will help us fight this virus in the here and now.But we are also making progress on long-term solutions.The long-term solution is not to give up, as some would have us do or to wish the problem away.It is to harness the science and ingenuity of innovation, whilst supporting people through.First, if I can turn to testing.Thanks to exceptional work from so many people, we have built a critical national infrastructure of diagnostic testing.Today’s testing capacity is now over 370,000.And alongside this expansion of the current technology, I want to update the House on mass testing.Now I know there have been many questions about this project.Last week we began rolling out new testing technologies to hospitals, based on the point-of-care LAMP test.That will allow the regular, repeat, testing of NHS staff and patients.And I am delighted to be able to tell the House that yesterday we began the roll-out of lateral flow tests to schools and universities.Lateral flow tests don’t require a lab or a machine. The kit gives you the result within minutes.We’ve successfully purchased many millions of these tests, and they’ll allow us both to find the virus where it spreads, and to reduce the disruption that virus control measures inevitably create.If we can deliver a mass testing solution, so pupils in a bubble don’t have to isolate for a fortnight when one in the bubble tests positive, we will not only help control the spread of the virus, we will protect education better, and help schools, teachers and parents to live their lives much closer to normal.These tests will also allow directors of public health to have more rapid access to testing capacity.And we are starting the rollout to councils, including today with the council in Stoke-on-Trent.Second, vaccines.Progress continues on the development and deployment of vaccines.And we are determined to give those developing vaccines all the support they need.I can inform the House that we are initiating human challenge trials to speed up the development of a coronavirus vaccine.And to improve further its safety.We are contributing £33 million to back these trials, joining forces with academia and industry.What a human challenge trial involves is taking a vaccine candidate that has proven to be safe in trials, and giving it to a carefully selected small number of healthy adult volunteers who are then exposed to the virus in a safe and controlled environment, closely monitored by medics and scientists.And that gives us the chance to accelerate the understanding of promising vaccines that have been through clinical trials, so we can improve on their safe deployment.And the UK is one of the only countries in the world with the capability to run this kind of programme.And we should all be proud that once again we are leading this global effort.ConclusionMadam Deputy Speaker, our response to this lethal virus has been one of the greatest collective endeavours that this nation has ever seen.And thanks to those efforts, we are so much better prepared this time round.As a nation, we built the Nightingale hospitals in just 9 days.As a nation, we came together as one to protect the NHS. And it wasn’t overwhelmed, and now the NHS is better yet prepared still.As a nation, we built the biggest testing capability of all our peers.And as a nation, we have made huge and historic advances in vaccines and treatments.We understand this virus infinitely more than at the start at of this pandemic.But we are not there yet.Not when the virus is spreading at pace.So we must, each of us, look at what we can do and the role we can play – what actions we can take.Because as we have seen throughout this pandemic, we are at our best when we come together.And we know that with science on our side, ultimately, we will prevail.
Load remaining images STS9Full Gallery (by B.a.D Photography): This year’s Camp Bisco was another one for the books, with a diverse lineup, high-energy crowd, waterpark adventures and more at the festival’s new(ish) site of Montage Mountain in Scranton, PA. With multiple nights of The Disco Biscuits as well as top-notch acts like STS9, Odesza, Big Grizmatik, Lotus, Zeds Dead, Lettuce, Anderson Paak, Dopapod, The New Deal, Papadosio, American Babies and so many more, Bisco’s 14th year may have been its best yet.Djivan Schapira was on the scene to capture all of the action. Check out some of our favorite shots, followed by a full gallery at the bottom.Anderson PaakDopapodSpace JesusSnailsLotusRuss LiquidLettuceDisco BiscuitsOdeszaDisco BiscuitsGRiZ
Load remaining images Photo: Daniel Ojeda As owners to keys of the city, frequent visiting neighbors from the south, and masterminds behind several epic and historic concerts played in Madison, Wisconsin, Umphrey’s McGee did something that few bands get the privilege of doing when playing in Madison—they christened a brand-spankin’-new venue. The newly constructed Sylvee, barely a week old, can now be added to the list of 40-plus concerts Umphrey’s McGee has played in Madison over their twenty-year career.Colorado jamtronica act Sunsquabi opened the show. Although the crowd slowly trickled in over the course of their set, they made sure to put on a good show for those who were in attendance. By the time Umphrey’s took the stage to open the show with “Tango Mike”, the audience has filled up. Interestingly enough, the show featured a lot more instrumentals like “Miss Tinkle’s Overture”, “Blue Echo,” “Tribute to the Spinal Shaft”, “Triple Wide”, and “Wizard Burial Ground” than songs than lead vocalist Brendan Bayliss actually sings. His voice shined on “Words” and “Much Obliged,” but apart from those he wasn’t featured heavily in the mix.“Tango Mike”The copious amount of instrumentals allowed for the band to do plenty of jamming. “Blue Echo”, a song that is always stretched out, featured some of the tastiest improvisation of the night. The second set had a pretty neat “Much Obliged” that went in a couple distinct directions but eventually segued into the speed metal of “Wizard Burial Ground.” It was a fun transistion, especially considering how different the two songs are. The band capped the night off with a fun but straight-forward cover of the Pink Floyd classic “Breathe”, which had both the dub portion and the regular portion. Next up, Umphrey’s moves onto Chicago for the third and final night of the Big Weekend event, which spans multiple venues throughout the city.You can check out a gallery of photos from Umphrey’s McGee’s show last night at Madison, Wisconsin’s newly opened Sylvee below, courtesy of Daniel Ojeda.Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee | The Sylvee | Madison, WI | 10/5/2018Set I (8:16): Tango Mike > Miss Tinkle’s Overture, Words -> Blue Echo > What We Could Get, Tribute to the Spinal Shaft > Push and Pull, JaJunk (9:30)Set II (10:02): Looks, The Triple Wide > Daffodils, It Doesn’t Matter  > Much Obliged  > Wizard Burial Ground (11:10)E (11:15): Breathe  (11:24) Proverbial jam unfinished Dub VersionUmphrey’s McGee | The Sylvee | Madison, WI | 10/5/2018 | Photo: Daniel Ojeda
On Wednesday, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead opened up the first show of their four-night Northeast run with a performance at Jim Thorpe, PA’s Penn’s Peak.Joe Russo’s Almost Dead opened up their first set with a jam before smoothly flowing into “Peggy-O”. Bassist Dave Dreiwitz led the band into “The Music Never Stopped”, which included teases of Black Sabbath‘s “War Pigs” and John Coltrane‘s “A Love Supreme”. “The Music Never Stopped” segued into “Loose Lucy”, last played by Joe Russo’s Almost Dead on December 31st, 2016 at The Capitol Theatre. The quintet kept on chugging with an open-ended jam that made way for “Weather Report Suite”, playing the first part of the tune as an instrumental. Joe Russo’s Almost Dead closed out the first set with “Stella Blue”.Joe Russo’s Almost Dead came back out to open their second set with the classic “Man Smart, Woman Smarter” before the band moved forward with a smoothly-segued grouping of “The Eleven”, a jam on “Let It Grow”, and “Easy Wind”. The wind kept blowing at Penn’s Peak, as JRAD followed “Easy Wind” up with “Black Throated Wind”. The remainder of the set was a monstrous segue, as the quintet worked through “Goin’ Down The Road Feeling Bad” into an instrumental take on “We Bid You Good Night”, with the latter featuring tease of “Fire On The Mountain”. The band continued “Fire” into an open-ended jam chock-full of “Terrapin Station” teases. JRAD continued in the “Terrapin” theme with “Lady With A Fan” before Marco Benevento darted off into an exploratory solo, which featured teases of Led Zeppelin‘s “No Quarter”. “Terrapin Station” brought the full-throttle second set to a triumphant closing. “Big Railroad Blues” served as the evening’s lone encore.Joe Russo’s Almost Dead – “Man Smart, Woman Smarter”[Video: nugsnet]Listen to full-show audio from last night’s show courtesy of taper Rich Stoler.Joe Russo’s Almost Dead – 3/13/2019 (Full-Show Audio)[Audio: Rich Stoler]Tonight, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead wil head to New Haven, CT for a performance at College Street Music Hall, followed by a show at Montclair, NJ’s Wellmont Theater (3/15) and Cleveland, OH’s Masonic Auditorium (3/16).For a full list of Joe Russo’s Almost Dead’s upcoming tour dates and ticketing information, head to the band’s website.Setlist: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead | Penn’s Peak | Jim Thorpe, PA | 3/13/2019Set One: Jam -> Peggy-O, The Music Never Stopped @ > Loose Lucy #, Jam -> Weather Report Suite: Prelude / Part One $ ->Let It Grow %, Stella BlueSet Two: Man Smart Woman Smarter > The Eleven -> Let It Grow Jam -> Easy Wind, Black Throated Wind -> Goin’ Down The Road Feeling Bad > We Bid You Goodnight ^ -> Fire On The Mountain -> Jam & -> Lady with a Fan -> Marco Solo * -> Terrapin Station +Encore: Big Railroad [email protected] – With a “War Pigs” (Black Sabbath) Tease (Band) and a “Love Supreme” (John Coltrane) Tease (TH)# – Not Played By Almost Dead Since 2016-12-31 Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY, a gap of 90 shows$ – Instrumental, Not Played By Almost Dead Since 2017-11-09 Teragram Ballroom, Los Angeles, CA, a gap of 57 shows% – With a “War Pigs” (Black Sabbath) Tease (TH)^ – Instrumental, With a Fire On The Mountain Tease (TH)& – With Terrapin Teases (Band)* – With “No Quarter” (Led Zeppelin) Teases (MB)+ – With a “War Pigs” (Black Sabbath) Jam
It’s tempting to write off college students as a financially inept bunch barreling towards a debt sinkhole and with personal bankruptcy on the horizon. Yet the vast majority pay their bills on time and most never spend more than they have, among other positive money behaviors, new research shows.Student loan giant Sallie Mae with research firm Ipsos interviewed college students in December and found that 77% pay their bills in a timely way while 60% always spend within their means and 55% manage to save money every month. Many students want to do even better: 83% say they would like to learn more about specific aspects of money management.These findings soften the common narrative of Millennials—the most educated generation in history—running up debts and living largely oblivious to the damage. That narrative is not without some justification. In surveys, Millennials can’t answer three basic money questions and college freshman get a D in financial literacy. They’ve also racked up $1.4 trillion in student loans. But at least some seem to be paying attention. continue reading » 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr