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first_img Robert Lovell FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOS ANGELES, Calif. – The Utah baseball team dropped it’s opening game at No. 1 UCLA 5-0 in Jackie Robinson Stadium on Friday, April 26.Matt Richardson led the Utes going 2-3 at the plate and Utah’s defense held the top ranked Bruins in check most of the night.UCLA scored three runs in the second inning and that proved to be enough as their starter went 9.0 innings and only allowing two hits with 14 strikeouts.Richardson had singles in the third and sixth inning.Riley Pierce pitched 7.0 innings giving up four runs on 10 hits.The two teams will be back again on the diamond Saturday, April 27 at 3 p.m. for the second game.   Written by April 26, 2019 /Sports News – Local Utah Baseball Falls 5-0 in Series Opener to No. 1 UCLA Tags: Pac 12/UCLA Bruins/Utah Utes Baseballlast_img read more


first_imgTime is what we never have enough of. It is that which we spend, waste, or use wisely. Time is at the heart of hundreds of aphorisms and clichés.Time is also a regular theme at the movies — right back to when Harold Lloyd, in one of cinema’s most iconic images, dangled from the hands of a skyscraper clock in “Safety Last!” (1923).This summer, Lloyd is missing from a Harvard film series about the nature of time. But the clock is there: as specter, savior, puzzle, and travel agent. It is central to the four screenings left in “Time & Time Again at the Movies.”You may have missed the first movie last week: “Murder on the Orient Express,” a 1974 murder mystery based on an Agatha Christie tale. It’s worth it just for glamorous late-career glimpses of Lauren Bacall and Ingrid Bergman.Next up is Tuesday’s “Time Bandits,” a 1981 fantasy directed by onetime Monty Python cut-up Terry Gilliam. Within the stellar cast is Ralph Richardson, who plays the Supreme Being. (Thirty years ago, in theater terms, he really was the Supreme Being.)The “Time & Time Again” series — with each film timed to start at 7 p.m. in Science Center Lecture Hall C — continues July 16 and 30 and concludes on Aug. 13. The sponsor is Harvard’s Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments, which this spring opened its eccentrically diverse exhibit “Time & Time Again.” This curated collage of artifacts, up through Dec. 6, is a joint venture with the Harvard Museums of Science and Culture.The exhibit is a sort of intellectual force field throughout this year. In addition to the summer foray into film, it has also gathered around itself a program of concerts, lectures, and — coming this fall — courses.Tonight’s “Time Bandits” explores one of cinema’s most durable themes related to the tick-tock of the merciless clock: time travel, a science-fiction genre that allows us to go back in time (or to look ahead at it).“Time Bandits” brings the viewer fantasy visits with not only Richardson’s doddering and dangerous Supreme Being, but with Robin Hood (John Cleese), Napoleon (Ian Holm), and — from Greek mythology — Agamemnon (Sean Connery, who also plays a modern-day fireman). Doing the time traveling is an 11-year-old dreamer named Kevin (Craig Warnock), along with a clutch of six dwarfs with names like Fidgit, Og, and Vermin.Among other adventures, these unlikely time travelers (the only kind) get to board the RMS Titanic just as it is sinking. Looking back on a movie made in 1981 also yields a look at a real artifact that’s traveled through time: a Polaroid camera. Kevin carries one everywhere.By chance, there is also a Polaroid camera in the “Time & Time Again” exhibit. It’s right next to the Victrola.Upcoming films include “Run Lola Run” on July 16, “Memento” on July 30, and “Primer” on Aug. 13. All films are shown at 7 p.m., Science Center Lecture Hall C.last_img read more


first_imgAs a company that is driven by innovation, Dell Technologies has a long history of engagement with the open source community.  One of those areas that is particularly exciting to me is the open source network operating system SONiC—Software for Open Networking in the Cloud.Today we announced our Enterprise SONiC Distribution by Dell Technologies, taking the next step in our participation which extends back to the early stages of its design and development. As the momentum behind SONiC builds and more and more major players realize the value of being involved with the project, we are leading the industry by adding more features, leveraging the design of SONiC to apply it in use cases that were never before imagined or considered, and delivering unrivaled services and support to ease and speed deployment.SONiC is based on a disaggregated, containerized, micro-services architecture, a new trend in network operating systems that delivers seemingly unlimited opportunities to innovate and simplify the management of complex, massive-scale network environments.Dell Technologies’ contributions to the platform include:Linux kernel development support and contribution, including ongoing kernel updates and security patchesOnboarding multiple switch platforms and contributing driversPlatform command-based CLI code and utilitiesToday’s announcement of our Enterprise SONiC Distribution highlights our commitment to provide ongoing support for SONiC development and contributions to the SONiC open source community. Examples of that ongoing commitment include:A new management framework, contributed jointly with Broadcom, which will allow SONiC to support industry standard CLI, REST and other popular northbound interfacesAdditional platform onboarding and support to expand customer choicesImproving integration with the popular FRRouting stackImproving access security and AAA solutionsIn addition, we continue to innovate on SONiC in conjunction with other projects for distributed compute and networking. The flexible architecture of SONiC expands the deployment options significantly.And of course, Dell Technologies brings its industry-leading services and support to simplify even the most complex deployments. Our investment in SONiC bridges the known industry gap between the innovation of open source projects with community collaboration, and the enterprise-grade support that is essential for large-scale deployment of mission-critical applications. Our 24×7 global customer services and support covert all SONiC applications and services, from the platform and Switch Abstraction Interface, to northbound interfaces and DevOps/automation tools. All of this makes SONiC on Dell EMC PowerSwitch hardware the platform to choose for open source networking in the enterprise.At Dell Technologies, we see great potential for SONiC to play an increasingly important role in many of our next-generation technology solutions, and we are actively working to increase the adoption of SONiC in the technical communities.  Learn more about Dell Technologies’ Enterprise Distribution of SONiC here.last_img read more


first_img 10SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr It All Starts With SafetyAuthor and speaker Simon Sinek is a gifted storyteller. In this talk, Simon zeroes in on an often overlooked aspect of leadership: safety.Simon recounts the story of an ambush and its powerful lesson. When Army Captain William Swenson and his men were under heavy fire in Afghanistan, it was all caught on camera. As Swenson is seen helping an injured soldier onto a helicopter, you see Swenson lean over and kiss the injured soldier’s forehead before running back into a battle.Build a Culture That Encourages SelflessnessWhy did he do this? Sinek’s first hypothesis was that the military somehow attracted selfless people. After further investigation, Sinek concluded it was the environment that elevated behavior. The culture and values of the organization were strong enough to encourage selflessness. continue reading »last_img read more


first_imgKemar Roofe celebrates after scoring Rangers' second goalImage:Kemar Roofe celebrates after scoring Rangers’ second goal Gerrard’s side have an ominous nine-point lead at the top of the Scottish Premiership – though Celtic have two games in hand – and the Rangers boss admitted it was the sort of onslaught he felt had been coming.“It was a very impressive performance, a strong win and another clean sheet,” said Gerrard.“The thing that pleased me the most was the standards that we maintained from start to finish. Gerrard handed a debut to Bongani Zungu at half-time and was impressed by his first look at the South Africa international in a blue jersey.The Gers boss said: “He came into the game at a good time. He’s only going to get stronger, fitter and better.“But you can see his range of passing, you can see his profile, you can see his aggressiveness. He can play, he’ll have no problems at all. He’ll give us another real strong option in the middle of midfield.“It was great to get Jermain Defoe a full game today, as it was with Kemar. We’re getting Jermain, Kemar and Aribo really close to full fitness now which is a real help for me.“Aribo is a top player. He’s been out for 11/12 weeks so it always takes half of that to get your sharpness back but I think he’s really getting close to that now.“You could see flashes against Benfica that his quality was back. And today you saw that when he’s in full flow he’s hard to stop.“Hopefully he comes back fit from international duty and he will be 100 per cent ready to fire.”Deflated Accies boss: I’m to blameThe result was another painful day for the rock-bottom Accies but boss Brian Rice challenged his players to take inspiration from Southampton, who suffered a 9-0 defeat to Leicester last season but this weekend moved top of the Premier League for a spell.Rice said: “Listen, we are down there bottom of the league for a reason. There’s only one way we can go and that’s up. But you’ve got to want to go up and fight.“I’ll take the blame for everything. I’ll hold my hands up. I’ll take it. I’ve got to get better and I’ve got to make sure they want to get better.“But it didn’t seem to affect Southampton. That’s what I’d say to the players. They lost 9-0 to Leicester last season and this weekend were top of the English Premier League.“So things can change quickly in football.” “Look, we are not at the stage yet where we can play with ego in any game or at any stage. We are trying to become a winning team, a successful team. We are in no position to disrespect any opponent or any team. It is about Rangerstrying to be as strong for as long as we can and be as consistent as we can.”Zungu, Defoe draw Gerrard praise “I have been on to these players, probably on to them too much, about keeping standards no matter what stage the game is at. It pleased me at half-time that we carried on looking to score goals and win even more emphatically.“It has been coming, we have threatened to do that.“But the pleasing thing today was that we were very clinical. We suffocated Hamilton from start to finish, we stayed on them and never took our foot off the gas and you could see the quality throughout the squad.- Advertisement – Joe Aribo celebrates scoring Rangers' third goal with Jermaine DefoeImage:Joe Aribo celebrates scoring Rangers’ third goal with Jermaine Defoe – Advertisement – Steven Gerrard hailed his rampant Rangers as they finally delivered the huge beating they have been threatening to dish out all season.Rangers hit eight in the top flight for the first time since 1981 to hammer hapless Hamilton at Ibrox as Kemar Roofe, Joe Aribo and James Tavernier all scored twice after Scott Arfield set the tone, with Brandon Barker also on target.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more


first_imgIndonesia and New Zealand have signed a Joint Statement and Plan of Action for Comprehensive Partnership for the next five years, covering a wide range of strategic issues that include cooperation in COVID-19 handling.Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi signed the agreement with her New Zealand counterpart Winston Peters, who is also the deputy prime minister, during the Ninth Joint Ministerial Commission — the first to be held virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic — on Wednesday.My first virtual Joint Commission Meeting with Rt Hon Winston Peters, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of New Zealand 🇳🇿(29/07) pic.twitter.com/gyZ0Gabrhv— Menteri Luar Negeri Republik Indonesia (@Menlu_RI) July 29, 2020“During the meeting, we exchanged views about COVID-19 handling in our respective countries and the implementation of foreign policy during the pandemic,” Retno said in a statement obtained by The Jakarta Post. “Indonesia is currently focused on four things namely protection, procurement of medical supplies, [COVID-19] vaccine procurement and economic cooperation.”She said that both countries agreed on the importance of global solidarity to move toward sustainable COVID-19 recovery and a stronger economy.New Zealand has supported Indonesia with NZ$6.12 million (US$ 4.08 million) of aid to assist in, among other things, boosting testing capacity, providing protective gear, hygiene and infection-prevention supplies, as well as improving essential health services.During the meeting, Retno and Peters also agreed to increase the two countries’ bilateral trade to NZ$4 billion by 2024.“Much hard work is needed to achieve the target, especially during this pandemic. Indonesia hopes that New Zealand will remove barriers that hinder trade, such as by simplifying the import health standards for Indonesian fruit exports,” she said.The action plan also includes cooperation in micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), digital technology, women’s participation, education and renewable energy. Both sides also pledged a commitment to reduce and mitigate the impacts of climate change.Retno added that Indonesia and New Zealand would also continue to support and sign the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement this year. Topics :last_img read more


first_imgNorwegian maritime industry group Wilhelmsen ended 2018 — the first full year with present corporate structure — in loss.In the preliminary result for the year, the group reported a loss for the period of USD 75 million in 2018, compared to a loss of USD 2 million posted a year earlier.The reporting period was followed by the full consolidation of NorSea Group in the new supply services segment, reclassification of Wilh. Wilhelmsen ASA prior to the Wallenius Wilhelmsen ASA merger as a discontinued operation, and reclassification of Hyundai Glovis as a financial investment.Group EBITDA came in at USD 78 million for the year, down 60% from USD 198 million in 2017. EBITDA was up mainly due to full-year consolidation of NorSea Group.Maritime services EBITDA was USD 42 million in 2018. When adjusting for M&A expenses related to the abandoned Drew acquisition, EBITDA was up 6% for the year. A weak first quarter was followed by a gradual improvement in underlying performance. This was supported by the increased sale of marine products, new vessels on management, and positive effects from ongoing improvement initiatives, as explained by Wilhelmsen.What is more, the new supply services segment contributed with EBITDA of USD 51 million for the year. An increase in Norwegian offshore activities and a business restructuring had a positive effect on results, as well as logistics services for the NATO exercise Trident Juncture which took place during the second half of the year.The holding and investments segment had a negative EBITDA of USD 14 million, mainly related to net corporate cost.Additionally, Wilhelmsen recorded USD 36 million in share of profit from associates, of which Wallenius Wilhelmsen ASA contributed with USD 23 million. For Wallenius Wilhelmsen ASA, realised synergies and a positive development in underlying volumes were offset by reduced contractual volumes, higher bunker cost and lower rates.The company suffered USD 116 million loss on financial assets, following a USD 61 million impairment of the Survitec investment and a USD 53 million reduction in the market value of the investment in Hyundai Glovis.Quarterly performanceEBITDA ended at USD 29 million in the fourth quarter of 2018, down 12% from the previous quarter. A positive development in the maritime service segment was not enough to make up for reduced EBITDA in the supply service segment.“The underlying performance was stable in a continued challenging market,” Thomas Wilhelmsen, group CEO, said.“With activity levels on par with the previous quarter in ship service and ship management, the seasonally lower activity level in the offshore sector was offset by delivering logistics services to the NATO exercise Trident Juncture.”“The value of our investments took a beating in the quarter, leaving us with a net loss of USD 40 million.”“The beginning of 2019 has so far shown an uplift in valuation of listed entities,” he added.OutlookAccording to Wilhelmsen, market prospects for 2019 call for a steady, cautious outlook.The group’s CEO said that the year will be characterized by initiatives aimed at strengthening profitability in all of its companies.Based on the market outlook, the board expects a stable development of underlying operating performance, but with normal seasonal variations.Wilhelmsen’s exposure towards global trade and potential introduction of further tariffs and restrictions continues to create uncertainties, according to the group.“Wilhelmsen retains its robustness to meet such eventualities,” the group concluded.last_img read more


first_imgThe Guardian 23 January 2016….A 1992 study by David Shapiro, a professor at the University of California, Irvine, found that 63% of the group studied, who had varying degrees of experience in meditation and had each tried mindfulness, had suffered at least one negative effect from meditation retreats, while 7% reported profoundly adverse effects including panic, depression, pain and anxiety. Shapiro’s study was small-scale; several research papers, including a 2011 study by Duke University in North Carolina, have raised concerns at the lack of quality research on the impact of mindfulness, specifically the lack of controlled studies.Research suggests her experience might not be unique. Internet forums abound with people seeking advice after experiencing panic attacks, hearing voices or finding that meditation has deepened their depression after some initial respite. In their recent book, The Buddha Pill, psychologists Miguel Farias and Catherine Wikholm voice concern about the lack of research into the adverse effects of meditation and the “dark side” of mindfulness. “Since the book’s been published, we’ve had a number of emails from people wanting to tell us about adverse effects they have experienced,” Wikholm says. “Often, people have thought they were alone with this, or they blamed themselves, thinking they somehow did it wrong, when actually it doesn’t seem it’s all that uncommon.”Farias feels that media coverage inflates the moderate positive effects of mindfulness, and either doesn’t report or underplays the downsides. “Mindfulness can have negative effects for some people, even if you’re doing it for only 20 minutes a day,” Farias says. “It’s difficult to tell how common [negative] experiences are, because mindfulness researchers have failed to measure them, and may even have discouraged participants from reporting them by attributing the blame to them.”…. There is currently no professionally accredited training for mindfulness teachers, and nothing to stop anyone calling themselves a mindfulness coach, though advocates are calling for that to change. Finding an experienced teacher who comes recommended, and not being afraid to discuss negative side-effects with your teacher or GP, means you’re far more likely to enjoy and benefit from the experience.READ MORE: http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2016/jan/23/is-mindfulness-making-us-illlast_img read more


first_imgPhilippine National Police (PNP) chiefGen. Archie Gamboa ordered the reassignment of Lieutenant Colonel RichardMepania to the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) effective Feb. 27. He was part of a police contingent forthe United Nations peacekeeping mission and in the Police Regional Office-6management office prior to his assignment here. The outgoing police chief was supposedto report next to the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office on March 1. Mepania reached the maximum two-yeartour of duty since he was assigned to the Kalibo municipal police station onFeb. 19, 2018. During his time in this capital town,the police official was lauded for his efforts and performances towardseffective and efficient crime combating operations and solutions. Approximately two weeks ago, theSangguniang Bayan of Kalibo approved a resolution requesting the PNPorganization to extend Mepania’s tenure as Kalibo’s chief of police.center_img After completing his two-year tour of duty in Kalibo, Aklan, Lieutenant Colonel Richard Mepania heads to his next assignment in the National Capital Region Police Office. Mepania will relinquish command to his successor, Police Major Belshazzar Villanoche. KALIBOAKLAN.GOV.PH KALIBO, Aklan – After completing histwo-year tour of duty, the police chief of this capital town was reassigned tothe National Capital Region. Mepania was the one who deployed SpecialMotorized Anti-crime Response Teams for police visibility and patrol in the 16barangays here. He was also responsible for the re-strengthened dedication ofthis town’s police personnel to God through Squad Weekly Interactive Meetings,among others. A lateral entry officer of TagasiyasatClass of 2003, Mepania will relinquish command to his successor, Police Major BelshazzarVillanoche – outgoing chief of police of Makato town in this province. (With a report from Akean Forum/PN)last_img read more


first_imgJulia Viola Billman, 45, of Batesville, IN passed away peacefully on February 20, 2017, 2:15 a.m. at The Waters.  She will be greatly missed by her mother Carolyn (Forthofer) Billman, father Melvin Billman,  both of Batesville; sisters Annette (George) Reeves of Ragley, LA  and Amy (Chris) Caliendo, Oldenburg; and brother-in-law Alan Crum, one niece and two nephews of Sunman.  She is predeceased by sister Melissa Crum.Julia was proud of her position as Quality Technician at Batesville Tool and Die where she worked for many years, and traveled to both Canada and Mexico to ensure customer quality parts.  She was an avid fan of Peyton Manning (although not necessarily a Colts or Bronco fan), crime TV mystery shows Law & Order and NCIS, spending time with family and her beloved feline “Snow”.Visitation will be held at Weigel’s Funeral Home on Wednesday from 5:00-7:00 p.m.  Followed by mass on Thursday at 10:00 a.m., St. Louis Church.  Donations may be made to the Food Pantry, Batesville, IN or by doing a random act of kindness as Miss Julia was so thankful and appreciative of those who assisted her in small and big ways, providing the opportunity for her to live independently for so many years.  May our darling Girl R.I.P.last_img read more

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