Tags: BYU Cougars Baseball/Utah Utes Baseball April 3, 2019 /Sports News – Local Utah Baseball Downs No. 24 BYU, 8-6 Robert Lovell Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY, Utah – With the game tied at six in the bottom of the eighth, Rykker Tom hit a two-run triple to give the Utes an 8-6 victory over No. 24 BYU at Smith’s Ballpark on Tuesday, April 2.BYU tied the score once in the seventh and then again in the eighth, but the Utes responded both times to take back the lead to earn the victory over the in-state Cougars.In the bottom of the eighth, Matt Richardson got Utah going with a walk followed by an Oliver Dunn bunt single. Then with two outs, Tom stepped up to the plate and knocked the triple to right center for the go-ahead runs.BYU threatened in the ninth, but Dunn and Richardson turned a 4-6-3 double play to close out the game for Utah.It’s the fourth victory in a row for Utah over BYU going back to last season.Utah got off to a great start in the game plating four runs in the first inning on five hits. Batting leadoff for the fourth time this season, Dunn started the game with a triple and then a double by Zack Moeller scored him. In all, the Utes sent eight runners to the plate and scored four runs on five hits.BYU cut into Utah’s lead, but it wasn’t until the seventh and eighth inning when they tied up the game and Utah answered both times for the victory.Erick Migueles went 3-4 and had one RBI and scored one run. Tom and Shea Kramer both had two RBI.Jacob Rebar got his first victory of the season and Zac McCleve came in and earned his first career save.Utah will now jump back into Pac-12 play as they travel to No. 6 Oregon State for a weekend series beginning Friday, April 5 at 6:35 p.m.
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December 14, 2019 /Sports News – Local Weber State outlasts Montana 17-10 in FCS quarterfinals Tags: FCS Playoffs/Weber State Wildcats Football Associated Press FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailJa’Kobe Harris blocked a punt and recovered it in the end zone early in the fourth quarter and No. 3 seed Weber State beat No. 6 seed Montana 17-10 in the quarterfinals of the FCS playoffs.Harris’ touchdown gave the Wildcats a 17-7 lead with 9:41 left in the game.The Wildcats (11-3) will visit No. 2 seed James Madison in the semifinals on Dec. 21. Written by
Congratulations to the Hawkeyes, the 2017 Division of Recreation Men’s Indoor Basketball Ivy League Champions. The Hawkeyes defeated the Wolverines, 74-63, to capture the title and finish the season undefeated at 18-0. It was a magical season and a great run, highlighted by a buzzer beater win in the semi-finals of the league playoffs. Congratulations. ×
× PETTING ZOO — George Barsoum and Jaiden Cruz have all their chickens in a row. The kindergarteners in Mrs. Graham’s class at Midtown Community School were all smiles when the petting zoo visited their school.
Shropshire Council Testing of low cost Zephyr monitors; development of an air pollution map. £53,300.00 Horsham District Council Collaboration of 13 authorities in Sussex (Adur, Arun, Brighton and Hove, Chichester, Crawley, Eastbourne, Hastings, Horsham, Lewes, Mid Sussex, Rother, Wealden and Worthing) to raise awareness about domestic burning and campaign to promote better burning methods and choices. £32,716.00 Colchester Borough Council Engagement and awareness project throughout the transport network to promote air quality awareness and transport choices in schools. £249,100.00 More than £3 million of government funding has been awarded to 28 innovative projects to improve air quality across local authorities in England.The money, from the government’s Air Quality Grant, supports schemes which help councils develop and implement measures to benefit local communities.Proposals receiving funding include campaigns promoting greater awareness of pollution from domestic burning to encourage people to make more environmentally-friendly choices; a project to promote electric charging points for canal boats; and a collaboration with local businesses to develop low or zero-emissions freight. This year funding has also been awarded to trial new technology to test the effectiveness of low-cost sensors to better understand the air quality data they produce.Over £57 million has been awarded through the Air Quality Grant since it was launched in 1997.Environment Minister, Thérèse Coffey said: Herefordshire Council Testing of Zephyr sensors against existing sensors. £34,287.00 Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council Research and engagement campaign to raise awareness around the issues of domestic burning and campaign to promote better methods and choices. £100,000.00 Local Authority Project Amount Cambridge City Council Research and engagement campaign to promote better domestic burning methods and choices and increase compliance with Clean Air Act requirements. £9,890.00 Leicester City Council Development of an air quality mapping tool to measure near real time air quality data and inform the public through an app. £241,675.00 City of York Council Bus retrofits. £240,000.00 While we know air pollution has reduced significantly in recent decades, it is still the top environmental risk to health in the UK. Today’s funding demonstrates the government’s commitment to supporting the local momentum needed to continue to improve our air now and for future generations. Local authorities are best placed to introduce systems that work best for their areas, which is why we are working closely with them to ensure they have the appropriate funding and support. Eastleigh Borough Council Testing of 50 sensors and 2 real time AQ monitoring stations to collect traffic and domestic combustion air quality data. £58,750.00 Gedling Borough Council Continuation of ECO stars project and creation of Gedling ECO Stars taxi recognition scheme. £55,000.00 Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council Introduction of ECO Stars training to public and private sector targeting “grey fleets”. £52,000.00 Oxford City Council Testing of Alphasense Ltd sensors to establish and communicate evidence for best practice. £128,500.00 It is very important that we continue to improve the quality of our air, and the Government is working hard to deliver the emissions reductions the UK needs. Local schemes are an essential part of this process. The £57 million we’ve awarded under the Air Quality Grant will go to make communities greener and more vibrant places to live. Transport Minister, Jesse Norman said: Westminster City Council (Cross River Partnership) Expansion on Clean Air Village 1 project – engagement and behavioural change project to reduce emissions from the delivery of goods and services to London Borough of Lewisham, Camden, Hammersmith & Fulham, Lambeth, Wandsworth, Westminster and the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea. £418,343.00 The Air Quality Grant sits alongside the government’s £3.5 billion plan to improve air quality and reduce harmful emissions, and the Clean Air Strategy which was published earlier this year and sets out action to tackle air pollution from a range of sources.The government continues to work closely with 61 English local authorities and has placed legal duties on them – underpinned by £495 million in funding – to tackle their nitrogen dioxide problems. By the end of this year, all local authorities will have carried out studies and, where appropriate, developed or be developing bespoke plans tailored to the nature of the nitrogen dioxide issue in their own area.Local Authorities London Borough of Lewisham Comparison of low costs sensors with existing network including development of a sensor best practice database. £95,450.00 London Borough of Hackney Expansion of the Zero Emissions Network to the whole borough; new engagement on improving knowledge and behaviour around domestic burning. £178,950.00 Hertsmere Borough Council Cleaner Air 4 Hertsmere Schools awareness project to influence travel behaviour. £37,500.00 Cambridge City Council Use of road closure to test low cost sensors and compare zero traffic data with road in use. £73,375.00 Wakefield Metropolitan District Council Extension to ECO Stars scheme to small and medium size enterprises on 4 industrial estates. £27,131.27 South Buckinghamshire District Council Testing of Vaisla sensors and Alphasense Electric diffusion tubes at Heathrow Airport. £124,399.00 Oxford City Council City-wide communications programme to support achievement of zero-emissions delivery freight. £122,500.00 Total £3,003,875.60 St Edmundsbury Borough Council Moving a pedestrian crossing to improve traffic flow in the location of an air pollution hotspot and a research project to understand behaviours and limits that affect air quality in the area. £101,280.00 Harrogate Borough Council Testing of mobile Zephyr Sensors against existing high cost sensors. £16,000.00 Islington London Borough Council Regents Canal engagement project to promote electric charging points for canal boats, encourage uptake cleaner sources of fuel, and reduce idling. £50,000.00 Slough Borough Council Testing of Vaisla sensors around schools to monitor AQ and use data to promote behaviour change. £99,125.00 Wakefield Metropolitan District Council Testing of 4 types of low cost sensors against current sensors. £61,604.33 Westminster City Council Training of 50 technical officers to investigate air quality complaints and promote public health benefits of compliance Clean Air Act requirements. £9,000.00 South Tyneside Council Research, engagement and measures targeted at reducing vehicle NO2. £314,000.00 Islington London Borough Council NO2 indoor study in school to test sensor performance and efficiency of filter systems. £20,000.00
Conservationist Allison Holcomb, an intern at Harvard Library’s Weissman Preservation Center, repairs two 19th-century letters written by Jane Austen to her sister, Cassandra. Near perfect This letter, containing a previous repair (upper left), will be restored to its original form. Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer Tedious work Using her fingers and eraser crumbs, Holcomb cleans each letter. Lettres de Austen Holcomb has read the translations for each and refers back to them when necessary. Tricks of the trade Because her field of conservation is so small, Holcomb appropriates materials from other fields. The tweezers, water pen, and micro-spatulas are all utensils she is using on this current project. Flourish Through the microscope Holcomb can see minute details of the lettering. Yours truly Worlds ago Holcomb, who attends the Winterthur Museum at the University of Delaware, uses a micro-spatula to repair this letter written in 1805. British romantic novelist Jane Austen died penniless on July 18, 1817, at the age of 41. Four of her six novels were already in print, but her obscurity was so deep that it was not until December that Austen was identified as the author. In life, fortune and fame eluded Austen, a minister’s daughter whose writing is now widely celebrated for its wit and realism.But fame did follow. A collected edition of Austen’s novels appeared in 1833, and they have been in print ever since. By 1880, Austen was the subject of a public adulation so wild that Victorians called it “Austenolatry.” In the 21st century, this fervent literary fandom remains unchecked.But Austen’s fame is a problem for scholars in search of scarce clues to her life. Consider, for one, the fate of her letters. By some estimates, Austen wrote 3,000, but only about 160 survive.Harvard’s Houghton Library owns five complete letters and one fragment. They are little storms of gossip, fashion, and drawing-room intrigue — novels in miniature that show off Austen’s ready humor and astute powers of observation.Even in their lightness, they remain valuable to scholars. In the fall of 2010, Harvard Assistant Professor of English Andrew Warren arranged for his class to see one of the Austen letters, because the experience “draws us into Austen’s social world, which after all is the inspiration for the novels,” he said. “The world of the novels is uncannily close to the world depicted, or rather enacted, in the letter.”For Harvard, it’s only a matter of sense and sensibility to treat the Austen letters well, with temperature and humidity controls, flat storage in acid-free folders, protection from ultraviolet light, and limited physical access.Add to those protections the expert ministrations of the Weissman Preservation Center, an arm of the Harvard University Library. Last month, experts there finished restoring two of the University’s Austen letters, one written in 1805 and the other in 1813.Both are “autograph letters,” handwritten missives addressed to Austen’s sister and lifelong confidante Cassandra. They were gifts from Amy Lowell, the Brookline poet and John Keats biographer who in 1925 bequeathed to Harvard an extensive literary collection of books and autographs. (A Houghton exhibit of the Lowell collection is planned for the fall.)The letters, on cream-colored writing paper, are in remarkable shape, despite the intentional creases common in Austen’s day, when letters were folded for mailing. (The modern envelope appeared nearly a century later.)The two letters are also full to the edges with Austen’s neat, small handwriting, in lines as straight as a ruler. “Keats wasn’t so tidy in his letters,” said Debora Mayer, the Weissman’s Helen H. Glaser Conservator. (Lowell’s Keats collection is ample and comprehensive.) But however neat the handwriting, she added, the Austen letters illustrate one joy of the conservation business: the thrill of proximity to the greats of history and literature.“We’re artists, we’re historians, and we like to be connected,” said Mayer of conservators. “Working on objects connects us, very much so … to another place and time.”Closest to the Austen letters was Harvard conservation intern Allison Holcomb, a master’s degree student in the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation. Late last year she examined the letters and wrote a detailed “proposal record” for repairing each. It’s a technical job, but a private thrill, said Holcomb. She emailed a friend about the project, filling in the subject line with exclamation points.Holcomb showed her tools, which illustrate the cleanliness, care, and precision required for literary conservation: specialized blotters to protect text, needle-like awls, delicate brushes, magnifying glasses, long-fibered Japanese tissue for mending tears, surgical scalpels, and a stainless steel tool for turning pages — aptly called a “micro spatula.”Before treatment, Holcomb examined the Austen letters under magnification, traced water marks to determine the origin of the paper, took documentary digital images (a step repeated after restoration), and used “raking” (oblique) light to search for minor distortions in the paper. Conservation work, said Mayer, first involves “looking closely and intently.”During the treatment, Holcomb used vinyl eraser crumbs to gently clean the letter surfaces. (Using water was out of the question; it would accelerate the destructive chemistry of the iron gall ink common to Austen’s era.) But she left the graphite marks within each letter untouched, because they are editorially significant attempts on the part of early editors to mark logical paragraph breaks. To finish, Holcomb removed old repairs, flattened bent corners, and fixed several tears.The two letters bring Austen alive — observant, funny, gossipy, and irreverent. The 1813 missive closes with what might be a message to anyone still under the spell of Austenolatry today. “Now I think I have written you a good sized Letter & may deserve whatever I can get in reply,” she wrote. “Infinities of Love.” How do you do? This letter from Jane to Cassandra begins halfway down the page, as was the practice, with “How do you do?” It is written on hot-pressed paper in corrosive iron gall ink. Sincerely Austen’s signature appears at the bottom of this 1813 letter.
Congratulations to Chef Martin Breslin, director of culinary operations at Harvard University, who created the overall winning dish at the 2018 Eating on the Wild Side Chef Challenge which took place in Portland, Maine on Aug. 1. The challenge was held on the final day of a three-day wild foods immersion program hosted by the Wild Blueberry Association of North America. Ten culinary leaders from around the country were invited to experience delicious, healthy, heritage-rich and sustainable foods found in Maine that are close to their wild roots, including Wild Blueberries.Breslin’s winning dish.As part of the challenge, the chefs were presented with mystery baskets containing many of the foods they had harvested from the land and sea. With limited time and a restricted pantry list to work from, Chef Martin led his team to victory with his beautifully prepared dish of wild ocean perch encrusted with the Japanese seasoning bonito furikake, resting on a bed of Maine potatoes galette with pineapple sage topped with fresh Maine land and sea greens, pea tendrils, and toasted almonds and artfully surrounded by a wild blueberry gastrique.The three judges agreed that this dish was a spectacular and delectable blend of wild flavors featuring magnificent textures and visual appeal that celebrated the wild bounty of Maine’s land and sea.
Beginning in the fall of 2015, the College of Arts and Letters will offer a new minor in Computing and Digital Technologies (CDT), which is designed to supplement a traditional liberal arts education with technical instruction.Charles Crowell, associate professor of psychology and director of the minor, said the program will provide “more than a casual exposure to technology, which means that not only will you understand it, but you will also utilize it, and it can become a springboard for your job search and your professional activities later on.”“There’s little doubt that the world is going digital and increasingly so,” Crowell said. “People need to understand what digital technologies are and how they’re utilized.”He said the CDT minor was created on the recommendations of an advisory committee convened to review the 35-year-old Computer Applications Program (CAPP) supplementary major. Before the creation of the CDT minor, CAPP was the primary program through which Arts and Letters students gained exposure to technical training, Crowell said.“It was decided that we needed to make a few changes and what that culminated in was the creation of a new program that will, in essence, replace CAPP at the end of this academic year,” he said.A distinguishing feature of the CDT minor is the interdepartmental collaboration between the College of Engineering and the College of Arts and Letters, Duda Family Professor of Engineering Patrick Flynn said.Flynn said the minor will consist of a two-course core sequence in the programming language Python and three additional elective courses in a variety of disciplines that will build off of the material learned in the core sequence.“The idea was to provide a programming foundation to everyone in the program, so that at the end, regardless of what electives they chose, they at least have a fairly comprehensive exposure to a programming environment and the opportunity to have done some interesting things with it,” he said.Flynn, who will teach both core programming courses, said the CDT minor will provide students with technical skills that can be applied to every major and course of study.“Motivating the CDT program is a realization that computing is basically present in every discipline in one form or another,” he said.According to the website for the CDT minor, students can specialize in one of six tracks – User Interface and Experience, Cyber Safety and Security, Digital Humanities, Digital Arts, Cognitive Science and Technology Development and Management. Professor of English Matthew Wilkens, who will teach two courses in the Digital Humanities track next year, said the programming and technical knowledge taught in the CDT minor will prepare Arts and Letters students to be better scholars and prospective employees.“There’s a lot of demand for people who come out of an undergraduate program with this combination of talents — of real analytical ability, of power and effectiveness in communication and technical and quantitative analytical ability too,” he said. “That’s a really powerful combination for all kinds of things.”Tags: CAPP, CDT, Charles Crowell, College of Arts and Letters, College of Engineering, Computer Applications Program, Computing and Digital Technologies, Matthew Wilkins, Patrick Flynn
View Comments Broadway powerhouse Betty Buckley is having a busy summer despite a lot of time in bed. In addition to starring in Bay Street Theater’s Grey Gardens in Sag Harbor through August 30, Buckley is readying a series of concerts highlighting her wide-ranging repertoire. Broadway.com chatted with the Texas beltress about her summer gigs, checking in on Carrie and Cats and knocking on the door of the real Grey Gardens.The Tony winner turned to books and letters as she prepared to take on the role of real-life recluse Edith “Big Edie” Bouvier Beale in Grey Gardens, but she also practiced a more kinesthetic approach by visiting the actual estate with her director Michael Wilson and Broadway producer Daryl Roth. The restored house is home to fashion designer Liz Lange for the summer. “I just hopped up on the porch and knocked on the door,” said Buckley. “She was super gracious and took us on a tour.”Taking up residence near the titular abode isn’t the only way Buckley’s embracing her character. After a horse-riding accident in May, she broke six vertebrae. As fate would have it, Big Edie doesn’t leave her bed—unless it’s to get to her chair. “I recovered really quickly,” Buckley said, fortunately. “I texted Michael and said, ‘I think the universe is supporting me to play this part. I won’t have to act the physicality!’”In the midst of Grey Gardens performances, Buckley will offer a series of concerts: first in Bellport at the Gateway Playhouse on August 17, then in Provincetown on September 3 and 4 at the Peregrine Theatre Ensemble. She, accompanied by music director Christian Jacob, will perform songs from her albums Ghostlight and Ah, Men!, American songbook staples and signature Buckley tunes.“People expect me to sing ‘Memory,’ she says of the Andrew Lloyd Webber anthem she belted as Grizabella in Cats. “I came through the doorway of my potential as a singing actress with that song,” she says, while also teasing that the number is reserved as an encore for deserving audiences. Buckley will also headline a post-show talkback for Peregrine Theatre Ensemble’s staging of Carrie. After playing Margaret in the original short-lived Broadway production, she revisited the musical from the audience during the 2012 off-Broadway revival.“You can’t help but think about your experience and your take on the part,” she admits. It’s a sensation she also experienced recently while attending Cats in the West End: “As soon as I walked into the theater, tears started streaming down my face. It just took me right back there. It was a thrill.”
Rupured has been an active and contributing member of AFCPE formore than a decade, including serving as president of the organization in2000. Previously he served as secretary, vice president, board member, andconference program chair.Those nominating Rupured used words such as “visionary leader,role model, respected, creative, dependable, trusted advisor, innovative andgifted leader.” According to information provided by AFCPE, Rupured has served inleadership roles through his association with the U.S. Department ofAgriculture and several editorial boards.Rupured has helped procure funding and establish the ConsumerFinancial Literacy Program, a grant-funded project in more than 20 Georgiacounties, to improve the economic well-being of individuals and familiesthrough financial literacy education. CFLP is funded by the Georgia Governor’sOffice of Consumer Affairs. The Consumer Financial Literacy Programconsists of four main components to reach specific target audiences and the publicwith timely information related to the broad goal of improving economicwell-being through financial literacy education. He also helped establish a program called “Personal FinancialChoices,” a three-hour workshop offered 12 times each month in the Atlantaarea, as well as Newnan, Rome and Gainesville, for individuals in Chapter 13bankruptcy. The program is a partnership with the Standing U.S. Chapter 13Trustee, Northern District of Georgia; the Trustee Education Network; theCooperative Extension Service; and the University of Georgia College ofFamily and Consumer Sciences and is designed to combat the high rate ofpersonal bankruptcies filed by Georgians, a figure that currently rests at1 out of nearly 40 citizens.