Utah Valley edges UT Rio Grande Valley 72-70

first_imgJanuary 18, 2020 /Sports News – Local Utah Valley edges UT Rio Grande Valley 72-70 Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailTJ Washington came off the bench to score 25 points, Isaiah White scored on a layup with 2 seconds left in the game and Utah Valley slipped past Texas-Rio Grande Valley 72-70.Lesley Varner II totaled 21 points, five rebounds, five assists and four steals to pace the Vaqueros. Associated Press Tags: UVU Wolverines Basketball/WAClast_img

UK Marines Aboard HMS Monmouth Clock Up Bike Miles to Help Green Berets

first_img View post tag: Navy Royal Marines on HMS Monmouth are cycling around the clock for up to ten days to help fellow green berets. The commandos – who provide the sharp sword of the Plymouth frigate’s boarding team on patrol in the Gulf – intend to clock up 4,825 miles exactly.That’s the distance from their base at 43 Commando Royal Marines Fleet Protection Group in Faslane to the Gulf metropolis of Dubai – a regular (and very popular) port of call for Royal Navy warships in the region.The nine-strong team are doing so on one bike, mounted on a turbo trainer on the port bridge wing of the frigate during one of its routine patrols of the area.Since the challenge began, there’s been one Royal Marine continuously cycling on the bike, 24 hours a day.Each commando is expected to cover at least 500 miles (roughly the distance from Plymouth to Faslane) – and all while the green berets are still fulfilling their full boarding duties and other responsibilities on board.Temperatures by day in the Gulf are already touching 30˚C and the Royals face the added challenge of cycling into 30kt winds at time when Monmouth powers through the sea.Nevertheless, the lads are already more than half-way to their goal (they’ve just ‘passed’ the Turkish capital Ankara) and, more importantly, raised over £1,500 for for the Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund, the Royal Marines’ over-arching charity; the trust supports the recovery, quality of life and through-life challenges of all Royal Marines and their families. “The good progress has taken its toll –the team are now struggling to move up and down the ladders on ship and sitting down has never been more painful,” said Capt Will Hall, in charge of RM Boarding Team 3 on Monmouth.“We’re beyond halfway in terms of distance but with a deteriorating sea state, Dubai is still a long way away.”When not urging on Royal Marines on bicycles, the Black Duke has been hosting senior RAF staff who are key to the RN and UK’s mission east of Suez.Air Commodore Phil Beach who is United Kingdom Air Component Commander – the Air Force equivalent of the RN’s senior command in the Middle East, UKMCC – joined Monmouth when she paid a short visit to Doha.Sailing with the ship as she departed Qatar, his visit was an opportunity to witness life onboard an operational Type 23 as she continued with her maritime security patrol.The visit provided an excellent opportunity for the Black Duke to showcase what she can do and explain first-hand how she has provided assurance, assistance and deterrence whilst patrolling the busy sea lanes of the region.Throughout the visit, Air Commodore Beach chatted with members of the ship’s company and gained an appreciation of how the Royal Navy and RAF can support each others’ missions in the Gulf.He witnessed harbour stations, toured the Black Duke and watched a boarding demonstration by the Royal Marines, before disembarking in Monmouth’s 815 Naval Air Squadron Lynx ‘Black Knight’ back to Qatar.“This visit was a great opportunity to show how Monmouth and the Royal Navy can contribute to air operations in the region, and will hopefully enable us to build closer links with our RAF counterparts during the remainder of our deployment,” said Lt Chris Hollingworth, one of Monmouth’s principal warfare officers.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, February 4, 2013; Image: Royal Navy View post tag: Marines UK Marines Aboard HMS Monmouth Clock Up Bike Miles to Help Green Berets View post tag: Bike View post tag: Aboard View post tag: Clock View post tag: UK View post tag: Berets View post tag: up View post tag: Help View post tag: HMS View post tag: green Back to overview,Home naval-today UK Marines Aboard HMS Monmouth Clock Up Bike Miles to Help Green Berets Training & Education View post tag: Naval View post tag: News by topic February 4, 2013 View post tag: Monmouth Share this article View post tag: mileslast_img read more

Jazz Is PHSH Reveals Band Lineups For 2019 Spring Tour

first_imgJazz Is PHSH, the acclaimed jazz fusion Phish tribute act, has announced a number of additional tour dates for their biggest tour yet with an impressive roster of musicians this spring. The tour will now run throughout the end of March and the majority of April.For the upcoming tour, presented by Instrument Find, drummer and bandleader Adam Chase (The Chase Brothers) has enlisted a rotating cast of musicians that range from the 3x Grammy-winning saxophonist Chris Bullock (Snarky Puppy) to the French teenage piano prodigy, DOMi Degalle who has only been in the states for a few years and has already been collaborating with Thundercat, MonoNeon, the late Mac Miller, Ghost-Note, legendary drummer Mike Mitchell and so many others.The way the band reinterprets the music makes it so you don’t have even know Phish to enjoy the music. If you are a Phish fan, you will get the extra treat of enjoying the familiar melodies while trying to figure out which song the band is performing as Jazz Is PHSH really gets creative in how they rearrange the songs.In addition to creating original compositions to support the unique and playful melodies of Phish, the band often mashes together Phish songs with the work of legendary jazz musicians like Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Charles Mingus, and Wayne Shorter. The blend of songs helps shine a light on just how steeped in jazz the music of Phish actually is while creating a blend of music that will inspire musicians, jazz lovers and Phish fans alike.Tickets for Jazz Is PHSH’s upcoming spring tour are available now via the band’s website. For a list of dates and specific band members by night, see below:Jazz Is PHSH Spring Tour DatesMARCH22 ASHEVILLE MUSIC HALL – ASHEVILLE NC 23 COSMIC CHARLIES – LEXINGTON KY24 ZANZABAR – LOUISVILLE KY25 BOP STOP – CLEVELAND OH26 OTUS SUPPLY – FERNDALE MI27 THE LOFT – LANSING MI28 THE LUDLOW GARAGE – CINCINNATI OH 29 WIRE – BERWYN IL30 THE MOUSETRAP – INDIANAPOLIS IN31 THE LOONEY BIN – BRADLEY ILAPRIL2 AGGIE THEATRE – FT. COLLINS CO4 CERVANTES OTHER SIDE – DENVER CO5 THE FOX THEATRE – BOULDER CO6 THE BLACK SHEEP – COLORADO SPRINGS CO7 ULLRS TAVERN – WINTER PARK CO9 LAUNCHPAD – ALBUQUERQUE NM10 TOWER THEATRE – OKLAHOMA CITY OK11 VENUE SHRINE – TULSA OK12 GRANADA THEATER – DALLAS TX13 LAST CONCERT CAFE – HOUSTON TX14 HOUSE OF BLUES – NEW ORLEANS LA25 THE STONE CHURCH – BRATTLEBORO VT26 DEWPOINT – CAMBRIDGE MA27 FOAM BREWERY – BURLINGTON VT28 THE WONDER BAR – ASBURY PARK FILM FESTIVAL – ASBURY PARK NJBand Members By DateAdam Chase (The Chase Brothers) (All Dates) – DrumsDOMi (Thundercat, MonoNeon) (April 2-14) – KeysCody Wright (Eric Gales, Ghost Note) (March 22 – April 14) – BassChris Bullock (Snarky Puppy) (March 22-31) – SaxophoneDaniel Casares (The New MasterSounds) (April 2-14) – SaxophoneAdam Dotson (Rubblebucket, Slavic Soul Party) (All Dates) – TromboneJamar Woods (The Fritz) (March 22-31) – KeysLee Barbour (Gradual Lean, Jeff Sipe) (March 22 – April 14) – GuitarMatthew Chase (The Chase Brothers) (April 25-28) – GuitarView Upcoming Tour Dates/Detailslast_img read more

Beyond the Nobel Peace Prize

first_imgWhen a Norwegian committee awarded the Nobel Peace Prize to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) for its work behind a treaty to ban nuclear weapons, 3,500 miles away six people at Harvard cheered loudly.They had reason to celebrate.Bonnie Docherty, associate director of armed conflict and civilian protection, and clinical instructor Anna Crowe, who teach at the International Human Rights Clinic at Harvard Law School (HLS), and four law students had taken part in the treaty negotiations spearheaded by ICAN, a Geneva-based international coalition of organizations from more than 100 countries.Supported by 122 countries at the United Nations in July, the treaty is the first to prohibit the use of nuclear weapons since 1945, when the United States dropped the atomic bombs that destroyed Hiroshima and Nagasaki during World War II.For Docherty, who is also a senior researcher in the arms division of Human Rights Watch, last month’s Peace Prize brought attention to the treaty, reached amid increasing threats of a nuclear confrontation between the United States and North Korea.“The negotiations were timely and urgent,” said Docherty. “It reminded the world of the need to take tangible steps for nuclear disarmament. The treaty banning nuclear weapons will make a real difference in the world.”The agreement prohibits countries from developing, testing, producing, manufacturing, acquiring, possessing, or stockpiling nuclear weapons, but it needs to be ratified by 50 states before it can become international law. Complicating matters is the fact that the treaty has been boycotted by the world’s nine nuclear powers: the U.S., Russia, Israel, United Kingdom, France, China, India, Pakistan, and North Korea.Students Carina Bentata Gryting, J.D. ’18, Molly Doggett, J.D. ’17, Alice Osman LL.M. ’17, and Lan Mei, J.D. ’17 took part in the negotiations and advocated for the inclusion of Articles 6 and 7, which included provisions to assist victims of nuclear use or testing and remediate the environment harmed, in the text of the treaty.For Mei, taking part in the negotiations at the U.N. was a highlight of her time at HLS.“Being physically in the negotiating space with all the diplomats and campaigners, that was incredibly humbling,” said Mei in an email.Mei was especially thrilled about having registered for the International Human Rights Clinic, which is the practice arm of the Law School’s Human Rights Program, at a crucial time.“I had just happened to be a student in the clinic during the same semester that the campaign’s efforts over the past decade were culminating to this point,” she said. “I couldn’t have imagined that I would be in a position, as a student, to play a role, however small, in something like this.”Crowe said the students rose to the occasion despite difficulties.“There were challenges, of course,” said Crowe. “The uncertainty of the fast-changing nature of negotiations, and not having full access to the negotiating rooms. Before the vote, it was a very anxious time.”Of the 124 countries that attended the U.N. conference, 122 voted in favor, Singapore abstained, and The Netherlands voted against the treaty.HLS team members said they had a front-row seat to history in the making, particularly as they listened to the moving statement by Setsuko Thurlow, 85, a survivor of the bombing of Hiroshima. She was 13 years old at the time. Honoring the more than 200,000 victims who perished in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Thurlow said, “Each person who died had a name, each person was loved by someone.“I have been waiting for this day for seven decades, and I am overjoyed that it has finally arrived,” Thurlow added. “This is the beginning of the end of nuclear weapons.”The news of ICAN’s win was also welcome at Harvard Medical School, the institutional home of James Muller, a professor at Harvard Medical School and a cardiologist at Brigham and Women’s who founded International Physicians for Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) in 1980. This organization, which was awarded the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize, launched ICAN in 2007.Muller started IPPNW with Bernard Lown of the Harvard School of Public Health, Herbert Abrams of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Eric Chivian, a staff psychiatrist at Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Medical Department, along with three doctors from the Soviet Union. Their effort was a collaboration between U.S. and Soviet physicians to stem the threat of nuclear annihilation during the Cold War.“Today’s recognition by the Nobel committee is a major step forward for humanity in the struggle against the threat of nuclear annihilation,” said Muller in an email. “It is a powerful testament of our collective hope for survival and against the nuclear threats emanating from countries that refuse to destroy their nuclear arsenals.”last_img read more

One Peruvian Soldier Dies, Two Wounded In Clash With Shining Path

first_imgBy Dialogo March 02, 2009 One Peruvian soldier died and two were wounded in a clash with remnants of the armed group Shining Path in the Vizcatan area of the Ayacucho region, some 600 kilometers (370 miles) south of Lima, military officials said. In a press release the Armed Forces High Command said that the soldier who died, identified as David Farfan Arias, had been wounded together with two fellow soldiers in a military operation carried out to win back Tincuya hill. According to the officials, Tincuya hill is “one of the places where these criminals have been harassing patrols and particularly their air support.” In another document released hours before, it was said that the troops had put an undetermined number of combatants from the terrorist organization out of action, without saying if they had been killed or wounded. Last August the Peruvian armed forces began an aggressive campaign in the Valley of the Apurimac and Ene Rivers, or VRAE, particularly in the jungle area of Vizcatan, considered until recently an impregnable Shining Path stronghold. Shining Path remnants who never accepted the cease-fire ordered by its founder, Abimael Guzman, in 1992, operate in the VRAE coca-growing areas under the command of Victor Quispe (Comrade Jose), as well as in the Alto Huallaga in the northeast under the orders of the only one of the original leaders still free, “Comrade Artemio.” Peruvian authorities consider these terrorist remnants to be allies of drug traffickers, but some experts say that they themselves have become a drug cartel. At the beginning of the year, remnants of Shining Path, who according to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission are responsible for more than half of the 69,000 deaths during the years of terrorism (1990-2000), threatened to continue in 2009 their “revolutionary war” in the area of Vizcatan.last_img read more

Long-term vision and pay for performance

9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr One of my favorite aspects of industry conferences is the opportunity for brainstorming—the quality time during presentations to process random comments from the stage that trigger new ideas.I had one of these flashes listening to a keynote address by Plaid CEO Zach Perret at NACHA Faster Payments 2017.Plaid is an API (application program interface) company that fashions itself as “the fabric of financial technology.”Perret makes a case for a hub-and-spoke model with the financial institution at the center of an array of third-party applications.To some extent, this vision has already found traction. Perret points to research showing the average consumer has more than 15 services connected to their bank accounts, many of them from nonbank providers. continue reading » read more

A Year Later, Governor Wolf Announces Progress on Ending Veteran Homelessness in Pennsylvania

first_imgA Year Later, Governor Wolf Announces Progress on Ending Veteran Homelessness in Pennsylvania SHARE Email Facebook Twitter September 23, 2016center_img Press Release,  Veterans Harrisburg, PA – Last year, Governor Tom Wolf challenged all commonwealth agencies and communities to reduce veterans’ homelessness. Today, the Governor, along with Brig. Gen. Tony Carrelli, adjutant general of the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, announced that more than 2,200 homeless veterans have been placed in permanent housing in the past year.“This achievement demonstrates that the commonwealth – along with local officials, community housing and homeless service providers, federal agencies, veterans service organizations, and corporate and philanthropic organizations – are committed to serving its veterans,” said Governor Wolf. “In fact, over the past year the city of Lancaster/Lancaster County,  Philadelphia and Reading/Berks County have each announced that they have the infrastructure in place to successfully meet the needs of homeless veterans in their areas and today’s numbers prove that other communities are following in their footsteps.”Pennsylvania’s numbers, which are tracked and confirmed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN 4) Homeless Coordinator, show that as of July 31, 2016, 2,260 homeless veterans in Pennsylvania were placed in permanent housing since Sept. 22, 2015. Numbers for August 2016 are still being tabulated and the September 2016 numbers will not be out until October.“The Department of Military and Veterans Affairs is honored to serve Pennsylvania’s 916,000 veterans and it has been particularly rewarding to manage the efforts of all of the stakeholders who are advocates for Pennsylvania’s homeless veterans,” said Brig. Gen. Carrelli. “If we want to end veteran homelessness in Pennsylvania, we must continue to ensure that the programs and systems are in place so that future homeless episodes will be rare, brief and non-recurring.”The challenge, officially known as the Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness, is an initiative of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that was launched in June 2014. It was conceived as a means for local leaders to create and coordinate strategies to curb veteran homelessness. In early 2015, HUD conducted a point-in-time count which identified approximately 1,400 homeless veterans in Pennsylvania. Across the United States, mayors, governors and county executives are currently participating in the challenge. For more information about the challenge, visit the Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness.To keep up to date on programs and services benefiting Pennsylvania veterans, follow DMVA on Facebook or Twitter.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolflast_img read more

Parents who regularly kiss are ‘less likely to shout at their children and more attentive’

first_imgMailOnline 24 November 2014Parents who regularly kiss each other and have shared interests are more likely to praise their children, new research shows.A study of 5,000 families has shown couples who feel they have a high level of ‘bliss’ and kiss each other often are likely to be better parents.Experts say the study confirms that a fulfilled love life leads to more successful parenting and helps reveal what makes a ‘good’ father.When both men and women consider themselves in a blissful relationship they were seen to praise their children more often instead of shouting at them.Frequent kissing, spending time enjoying shared interests and a sense of general satisfaction all contributed to a blissful relationship.http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2796772/parents-regularly-kiss-likely-shout-children-attentive-couples-tensions.htmllast_img read more

VP Leni: I need to speak up

first_img“Tayo,hindi lang basta kumontra, pero sinisiguro natin na bilang lingkod-bayan,mayroon tayong obligasyon na kapag may masamang pahayag o may masamangnangyayari, kailangan tayong magboses. Kahit pa sila magalit sa atin,” Robredoadded. “Ngayonhinihimas, hinihimas ng presidential spokesperson,” Robredosaid. “Kung hindi iyon iyong gustongsabihin, dapat sana hindi sinabi. ‘Di ba? Kasi kapag sinabi mo, kapag pahayagng Pangulo, policy na iyan ng bansa,eh.” MANILA – Vice President Leni Robredo chided onPresidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo after the latter criticized her for“not knowing” President Rodrigo Duterte’s policy on China.     Vice President Leni Robredo. ABS-CBN NEWS Last Thursday, Robredo questioned Duterte’sstatement wherein he said he planned to “ignore” the Philippines’ arbitralvictory against China’s expansive claims in the South China Sea for the sake of“economic activity.”center_img “Klaroiyong transcript, lumabas ito sa lahat na pahayagan. Hindi ito parang tsinambahan natin.Bago tayo naglabas ng pahayag, tiningnan natin iyong lahat na transcript, at klarong-klaro iyong sinabi ng Pangulo,” shesaid. Robredo on Sunday said she reacted based onwhat Duterte said in his speeches – which is becoming a policy. In response, Panelo on Friday deridedRobredo’s advisers and what he called Robredo’s “nitpicking.” He said Dutertewanted to focus on exploring something that would benefit the people while theadministration engages with China in negotiations./PNlast_img read more

MSOC : Boerger earns starting nod in goal for SU

first_img Comments Sitting on the bench near the end of last season, Phil Boerger started to put together his exit plan from Evansville. His dissatisfaction with the losing program had become insurmountable, and after being the starting goalkeeper for half the season, the benching only made it worse. Boerger had to get out.In the last game he started for Evansville, Boerger gave up two goals in a 2-1 loss to Drake. They were the final two goals he’d ever give up for the Purple Aces. He sat on the bench for the remainder of the season.‘We definitely weren’t playing to our potential at all,’ Boerger said. ‘A lot of guys ended up leaving. I was the first guy to leave in the spring semester. I started I think it was 10 games. And then one thing kind of led to another, and I knew I was going to leave there at the end of the season.’AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAs he watched from the bench, Boerger made up his mind to leave the program and play out his final year of eligibility elsewhere. Given his release from Evansville, Boerger was presented with some options, but none seemed better than the one Syracuse (1-2-0, 0-0 Big East) offered. It was the chance to reunite with SU assistant coach Mike Miller, who was an assistant coach at Evansville for Boerger’s first two years there, as well as an opportunity to play in the higher profile Big East conference.Now the Orange’s starting goalkeeper, Boerger, who is in his senior season, has been given the opportunity to help build the program back up to a respectable level. He’s started all three of Syracuse’s games so far in 2011 and has made 10 saves, including a six-save performance in the team’s season-opening 1-0 loss to Colgate. All told, the decision to leave Evansville turned out to be a good one so far for both him and SU.‘He’s made a couple of really good saves, important saves for us,’ head coach Ian McIntyre said. ‘I think he’s been very solid. If he continues to keep moving forward and growing, I think he can have a really important season for us.’McIntyre never guaranteed Boerger the starting spot, sparking a preseason competition mainly between the transfer and junior Ryan Jones. Also in the mix were three freshmen, but they were certainly considered the underdogs in the competition that involved two veterans.With the departure of Jeremy Vuolo, the Orange was looking for someone to step into that spot and make a seamless transition in goal.Boerger became that new face, bringing along a semblance of stability having already gone through the collegiate learning curve.Still, the Orange’s 2-10-5 record last season could have been a cause for concern to someone looking to finish out his career on a high note. SU hasn’t shown it can win consistently under McIntyre.But that wasn’t enough to dissuade Boerger from transferring.‘It was tough, obviously,’ Borger said. ‘With a record like that, it’s not appealing, at first. But looking into it, it was a great thing to be a part of to help build up. This is my last season, and hopefully I can help build onto that and maybe bring some prowess to the program.’With Boerger being named the starter, a spot McIntyre said isn’t necessarily solidified, Jones was relegated to a reserve position for yet another season after sitting behind Vuolo in 2010. But Jones said he didn’t get caught up in Boerger transferring to SU, and the ramifications that it would have on his own spot on the team.Instead, he took it as a reason to work harder. Improve every day in practice. And when given playing time in a game, capitalize on the opportunity.‘It’s disappointing that I’m not the one starting,’ Jones said. ‘But it’s definitely great to have him here just for both of us to get better. …It’s been great so far that we’ve been working together, and trying to get better as a team. ‘That’s Boerger’s goal exactly. He didn’t leave a floundering program at Evansville to join another in Syracuse. He left to resurrect a team that had fallen to the bottom of what he considers one of the best conferences in the country.With his struggles in Evansville behind him and the starting spot in Syracuse secured for now, Boerger is focusing on how far this team can go. Along with his personal rejuvenation has come a lofty vision for the future of the program.‘I know that this team can be one of the top programs in the Big East and in the country in the future,’ Boerger said. ‘I want to be part of that.’[email protected] Published on September 5, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Chris: [email protected] | @chris_isemancenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more