USU Men’s Track & Field/Cross Country Program Finishes 10th Nationally

first_img Tags: Alabama/Dillon Maggard/Sindri Gudmundsson/Stanford/Utah State Track and Field June 12, 2018 /Sports News – Local USU Men’s Track & Field/Cross Country Program Finishes 10th Nationally Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah-Tuesday, Utah State’s men’s track and field/cross country program finished 10th nationally in this year’s NCAA Division I men’s program of the year standings per information released by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.Utah State and Colorado State, the two Mountain West programs in contention for this award each finished with 76 points while the Rams were ranked ninth nationally.BYU was just behind Utah State, finishing 11th with 78.5 points. The Aggies were bolstered by their 27th place finish in the men’s cross country championships last fall at Louisville, Ky.Additionally, during the NCAA Indoor Track Championships at College Station, Texas, the Aggies’ men tied for 28th in the standings, representing their best finish since 1977 when they tied for 21st nationally.The Aggies were bolstered by the strong performances of distance-runner Dillon Maggard and javelin thrower Sindri Gudmundsson to have such stellar showings on the season.Alabama was named as the John McConnell Men’s Division I program of the year, netting 28.5 points. Stanford was named as the Terry Crawford Women’s Division I program of the year, posting 15 points.For programs to be eligible for the Program of the Year award, teams must qualify for each of the NCAA championships (cross country, indoor track and field, outdoor track and field). Scoring is based on the team’s finish at each NCAA championship while the lowest total score for all three championships determines the winner. Written bylast_img read more

BP extends multi-million-pound vessel contract with Vroon Offshore Services

first_img The extended contract will guarantee continuity in the delivery of vital standby cover for BP’s offshore workers. (Credit: Pixabay/Adam Radosavljevic) Vroon Offshore Services (VOS) Ltd has secured a three-year contract extension with BP, worth around £30m.One of the largest providers of emergency response and rescue vessels (ERRV) in the North Sea, VOS will continue its exclusive provision of four class-leading, high-performing vessels to support BP’s North Sea and West of Shetland assets until 2023. These are VOS Discovery, VOS Fairness, VOS Innovator and VOS Vigilant.The extended contract will guarantee continuity in the delivery of vital standby cover for BP’s offshore workers and secure the jobs of around 100 Vroon seafarers.Craig Harvie, VOS Aberdeen Managing Director said: “With BP’s commendable and ambitious targets to become net-zero by 2050, we are pleased to be able to support them with our extremely fuel-efficient vessels, many of which have diesel-electric power generation that significantly reduces their carbon footprint.“Sustainability and carbon reduction are key considerations for our customers’ future needs and we are proud to be able to meet these.” Source: Company Press Release The extended contract will guarantee continuity in the delivery of vital standby cover for BP’s offshore workerslast_img read more

Culture Vulture

first_imgAuroraPegasus Theatre7 October, 8pmThe Biserk Dance Company makes a welcome return to the Pegasus Theatre on Magdalen Road with Aurora. After their successful 2004 tour entitled One Third of a Picture, the acclaimed choreographer Nickely Burke revisits the group’s unique movement styles in three riveting acts which form the overall programme of the evening.As is common practice with the group, the first piece, Aurora, takes its inspiration from nature, in this case the flickering lights of the Aurora Borealis. The carving of intricate patterns in space and the emphasis upon the dancers’ feet and hands explores both shifts in dynamics and the strange and changing aspects of human nature. Speakeasy, the second act of the evening, sees a fusion of physical theatre and contemporary drama. One is promised witty interpretations on reality and perception which gradually reveal the hidden stories of the characters.The third and final instalment, a lyrical duet entitled Blood, Sweat and Tears, has potential to be the pinnacle of the evening’s entertainment. Performed to Spanish classical music, the choreography reflects the passionate relationship of the two protagonists and the tension of their struggle to be together. The nature of their relationship is volatile yet tender. It is this conflict which will be explored through movement on stage, evoking a world where light meets dark and joy meets pain.Chiltern Sculpture TrailCowleaze Wood, Oxfordshire8 OctoberSimilarly inspired by forms in nature is the concept that has emerged over the past two decades of separating art from the gallery. Removing art from the sanctity of the exhibition room may seem foolhardy but therein lays its peculiar appeal: separated from the man-made, the sculptures both mimic nature and yet seem out of place. It is this paradox which will interest and excite many visitors to the Chiltern Sculpture Trail.Founded with the intention of displaying works not normally associated with the outside, the Chiltern Sculpture trail embraces art from a wide range of styles and media, all contributed by artists from around the country. On 8th October the Chiltern Sculpture Trail will play host to contributing artists Jo Stockham and Rosemarie McGoldrick, who will be discussing their involvement with the Trail. Later in the day, the artist Jacqueline Pearce will be talking about her exciting new commission. It is a must attend event for those with an interest in the shifting nature of contemporary sculpture and its ever-changing relationship with the environment. For those less enraptured with the trappings of modern art, the sedate natural setting of the forest itself will provide ample relief from the hustle and bustle of Oxford life.ARCHIVE: 0th week MT 2005last_img read more

Air Quality Forecasts For Evansville And Vanderburgh County

first_imgFine Particulate(0-23 CST avg)Air Quality Indexgoodgoodmoderatemoderatemoderate * Not Available and/or Conditions Uncertain.Air Quality Action DaysOzone Alerts are issued by the Evansville EPA when maximum ozone readings averaged over a period of eight hours are forecasted to reach 71 parts per billion (ppb), or unhealthy for sensitive groups on the USEPA Air Quality Index scale.Particulate Alerts are issued by the Evansville EPA when PM2.5 readings averaged over the period of midnight to midnight are forecasted to reach 35 micrograms per meter cubed (µg/m3).Current conditions of OZONE and FINE PARTICULATE MATTER are available in near real-time on the Indiana Department of Environment Management’s website.National and regional maps of current conditions are available through USEPA AIRNow.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare SaturdayOctober 8SundayOctober 9MondayOctober 10TuesdayOctober 11WednesdayOctober 12 OzoneAir Quality IndexNA*NA*NA*NA*NA*center_img Air quality forecasts for Evansville and Vanderburgh County are provided as a public service.  They are best estimates of predicted pollution levels that can be used as a guide so people can modify their activities and reduce their exposure to air quality conditions that may affect their health.  The forecasts are routinely made available at least a day in advance, and are posted by 10:30 AM Evansville time on Monday (for Tuesday through Thursday) and Thursday (for Friday through Monday).  When atmospheric conditions are uncertain or favor pollution levels above the National Ambient Air Quality Standards, forecasts are made on a daily basis.Ozone forecasts are available from mid-April through September 30th.  Fine particulate (PM2.5) forecasts are available year round. Ozone(peak 8-hr avg)(expected)NA*NA*NA*NA*NA*last_img read more

Age-old argument

first_imgArkady Ancient Cereals is a new concept bread mix from CSM United Kingdom, which combines ancient cereals einkorn, emmer and spelt to create a fresh take on rustic ingredients.Emmer is a dark-grained, ancient cereal with an aromatic flavour that can be traced back 10,000 years, while einkorn, which has a fine, nutty, aromatic taste, dates back to 7600 BC and is considered more nutritious than modern wheat. Spelt is derived from einkorn and emmer and was first cultivated about 4000 BC; compared with regular wheat, it is easier to digest and has higher protein, fibre, amino acids and B complex vitamins.The bread mix can be used to create a wide variety of different shaped breads and rolls just add flour, yeast and water. Anti-staling technology gives bread made using the mix longer keeping qualities and a soft texture, while it also meets FSA 2010 sodium guidelines.Craft bakers can get point-of-sale materials, leaflets and bread bands carrying the consumer branding ’Pantique’ to advertise products made using the mix.last_img read more

Wind gusts topping 60 mph possible on Sunday

first_img Wind gusts topping 60 mph possible on Sunday Google+ Pinterest Facebook Previous articleBoil order in effect for parts of Cass County MichiganNext articleTwo people killed in crash at M-40 and Dutch Settlement in Marcellus Township Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. Google+ By Jon Zimney – November 15, 2020 0 329 Monday morning cloud cover will begin to clear and sunshine looks to return during the afternoon. High temperatures on Monday will top out in the 50s. Dry weather will stick around throughout most of next week, but then rain chances return next weekend.Your ABC 57 First Warning Neighborhood Weather Center Forecast:Sunday: Rainy and windy. High 48.Monday: Mostly sunny. High 50.Tuesday: Mostly sunny. High 42. WhatsAppcenter_img (Photo supplied/ABC 57) A wind advisory is in effect until 7 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 15, for all of Michiana.Wind gusts, especially near the lake Michigan shoreline, could top out in the 50s with sustained winds in the 40s.Power outages are possible due to the winds. Track Indiana Michigan outages HERE.Power outages are possible and lake shore erosion is likely in a few areas. Rain will remain in the forecast through the early Sunday afternoon. Temperatures will hold in the 40s throughout the day. Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest IndianaLocalMichiganNewsWeather Twitterlast_img read more

Speech: Cooperation and Lasting Peace in Colombia

first_imgThank you Mr President, and may I also thank the SRSG Arnault for his briefing, which chimes very closely with our own assessment and analysis of developments over the past three months. Thank you. Let me also warmly welcome Foreign Minister Holmes Trujillo to the Security Council for the first time.The UK welcomes Colombia’s continued commitment – clearly set out by President Duque – to implement the Peace Agreement. As we have all said many times in this chamber, that agreement represents an opportunity for lasting peace in Colombia as well as being a positive example to the rest of the world.And like SRSG Arnault, we also welcome the steps taken by the new government so far, including the commitment to push ahead with effective reintegration of former members of the FARC, as well as the appointment of key positions in important institutions for the peace process. In particular, the CSIVI and the National Reintegration Council. We share the Secretary-General’s hope that that Colombian institutions will continue to pursue the peace process, including security, development and rule of law in conflict zones; an effective justice system and reparations for victims; and the essential commitment to those who have laid down their arms. Recent progress in the investigation of initial cases by the Special Jurisdiction for Peace has been a key step in achieving these goals, and we encourage all parties to support the extremely important work of these institutions.But as the Secretary-General has said, the challenges ahead remain formidable, we are particularly concerned by two important and concerning trends.First, the departure of several former FARC commanders from some of the territorial areas for training and reintegration has highlighted weaknesses in the reintegration process. We agree with the Secretary-General that economic reintegration activities need to resume on a larger scale and faster than has been the case to date and that the security of FARC members must be assured.Secondly, we share the Secretary-General’s concern about the expansion of illegal economies, competition of criminal groups for territorial control, and the persistence of violence, which is continuing to claim the lives of human rights defenders and social leaders. We welcome President Duque’s commitment to tackling these issues and look forward to the signatories to the “Pact for Life and the Protection of Social Leaders and Human Rights Defenders” on 23 August implementing their commitments.Mr President, with this in mind, we welcome the renewal of the mandate of the United Nations Verification Mission in Colombia. We hope and believe the Verification Mission will continue to play an important role in maintaining confidence and cooperation between the parties, and encouraging them to work together on peace implementation.For our part, the UK is fully committed to working with the new Colombian government, just as we did with the last, as Colombia works towards securing a lasting and sustained peace.last_img read more

Positive COVID-19 Tests Recorded In Chautauqua County Schools

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window),Where’s the other 2 positive cases at? Pexels / Pixabay Stock Image.UPDATE: There are no positive COVID cases in the Dunkirk public schools, as previously reported, according to the District’s Superintendent.Dunkirk City School District Superintendent Michael Mansfield said in a social media post that human error caused two positive test reports, but the actual number of infections remains at zero as of Wednesday afternoon.Mansfield apologized for any concerns the accidental report may have caused and is taking measures to make sure the mistake is not repeated. ORIGINAL:JAMESTOWN — Two Chautauqua County school districts have reported through the state COVID-19 report card they have four positive cases among students or those close to students.The Jamestown Public School District has been notified by the Chautauqua County Department of Health that two members of the Jamestown community have tested positive for COVID-19. Two more cases were confirmed for School 7 in Dunkirk.Jamestown reported the positive tests are for two sibling students who attend by distance learning only, and have not been physically present at Jamestown High School.“We appreciate our community’s efforts to work together to keep our students and staff safe by wearing face masks, maintaining social distancing and continuing frequent hand washing while on any school property,” said JPS Superintendent Dr. Kevin Whitaker. “The health and safety of our school community remains our number one priority.”Students or staff that exhibit possible COVID-19 symptoms are asked to contact their health provider and stay home from school.  Possible symptoms include  fever over 100 F, chills, cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, muscle aches, vomiting or diarrhea, or loss of taste or smell.No other information was available regarding the Dunkirk positive test results.last_img read more

Consumers say mobile apps are worth switching for

first_imgAlthough most consumers are remaining loyal to their financial institution (FI), the reasons cited by those who are switching are changing.According to SNL Financials’ early 2015 survey of nearly 5,000 smartphone users, just 11 percent admitted to changing their primary checking account to a new FI in the previous 12 months. This means 89 percent of consumers are demonstrating some degree of loyalty to their current FI.This was especially apparent for seniors (ages 67 and up) and baby boomers (ages 48 to 66), who switched at a rate of just 4 percent and 6 percent, respectively. Notably, rates were significantly higher for young adults ages 18 to 25 and 26 to 35, who switched at rates of 19 percent and 16 percent, respectively.The survey found consumers are increasingly giving consideration to an FI’s mobile application offering in deciding whether to switch. In fact, 26 percent of those who changed FIs did so in search of an improved mobile app experience. continue reading » 32SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Inside Marketing: Accounts ‘grow up’ with kids

first_img 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Just as children’s interests and preferences evolve with each passing year, the new Discovery Youth Accounts launched by First Service Credit Union are designed to offer progressive themes, features, and options as young members grow up.The youth accounts are offered in three tiers: Adventurer for children through age 10, Voyager for ages 11 to 14, and Navigator for ages 15 to 18. Accountholders “level up” automatically. All accounts offer free online and mobile access so children and teens, rather than their parents, can set their own savings goals and make deposits.A new feature to be added this year will give Voyager accountholders the option to set up webpages to seek contributions for savings goals from family and friends. And Navigator members have the option to open a checking account with a debit card, with special safeguards that prohibit overdrafts.The $600 million Houston credit union previously sponsored a youth savings program with online content from a vendor offering rewards in the form of prizes. First Service CU decided to design its own program to more effectively appeal to young members across the age spectrum and incentivize behaviors that could make a positive difference in their futures rather than just awarding movie tickets after a certain number of deposits, says CUES member Mike McWethy, executive vice president of the 56,000-member credit union. continue reading »last_img read more