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first_img Brad James March 21, 2019 /Sports News – Local Streaking BYU Baseball Hosts Portland Presently, the Cougars and the Pilots are the West Coast Conference squads with the most wins, although they are only a combined 2-4 in conference play thus far. The Cougars are led by senior first baseman Brian Hsu (32nd in the nation with a .415 batting average and an on-base percentage of .493). Senior infielder Matt Kelly (5 home runs, 20 RBI) is the Pilots’ offensive leader. Portland’s leading pitchers are redshirt senior right-hander Chris Clements (4-0), freshman right-handed pitcher Peter Allegro (2-0) and junior right-handed pitcher Nate Packard (2-0). The Pilots have played solid baseball this season as well, as their record suggests. Friday, right-hander Easton Walker gets the call for the Cougars and Saturday’s projected starter, Justin Sterner, leads the squad with 28 strikeouts. Getting the nod on the mound for the Cougars Thursday is right-hander Jordan Wood. Wood brings a 1.76 ERA in five starts this season which have seen him pitch 30.2 innings. Tags: Brian Hsu/BYU Baseball/Chris Clements/Cougars/Easton Walker/Justin Sterner/Matt Kelly/Nate Packard/Noah Hill/Peter Allegro/Pilots/Portland Baseball Additionally, senior catcher Noah Hill has now hit safely in 14 consecutive games for BYU. FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPROVO, Utah-Thursday through Saturday, BYU baseball (14-5, 1-2 in West Coast Conference play) hosts conference foe Portland (15-6, 1-2 in WCC play) at Miller Park. Their team ERA of 2.98 is good for 22nd in the country and their 51 doubles rank them third nationally. The Pilots have also posted 24 home runs on the season, ranking them 14th in NCAA Division I. Written bylast_img read more

first_img View post tag: Force View post tag: Bulgaria Training & Education Ships of Black Sea Joint Task Force Left Trabzon Heading for Varna, Bulgaria View post tag: Navy View post tag: Left View post tag: Task View post tag: Black August 25, 2011 View post tag: Joint Ships of Black Sea joint task force BLACKSEAFOR sailed off Turkish port Trabzon on Aug 23 and set a course for Bulgarian port Varna.When being in Trabzon, the crews not only conducted various drills and protocol activities but visited cultural and historical sites of the Turkish city.The multinational task force consisting of Bulgarian, Russian, Romanian, Turkish, and Ukrainian warships will perform numerous underway drills, such as control over surface situation, sailing in formations, tactical maneuvering, signaling and communications, observation over civil ships and airplanes, transshipment, interception and search of a “violator” vessel, organization of air defense, etc.Current BLACKSEAFOR activation will finish on Aug 29; after that participating warships of Black Sea states will return to home bases.[mappress]Source: rusnavy, August 25, 2011;center_img View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Naval Back to overview,Home naval-today Ships of Black Sea Joint Task Force Left Trabzon Heading for Varna, Bulgaria View post tag: Varna View post tag: ships View post tag: Heading View post tag: Trabzon Share this article View post tag: sealast_img read more

first_img The Australian Greens spokesperson for Fisheries, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson, says that New Zealand’s efforts in recent days to use its Navy to round up illegal toothfish poachers in the Southern Ocean shows how pitiful the Australian government’s efforts have been.Senator Whish-Wilson said, “We have had the Sea Shepherd pursuing the illegal vessel MV Thunder from Australia’s area of interest in the Southern Ocean and pulling out their deadly nets.“And the New Zealand government has deployed its Navy deep into the Southern Ocean to pursue two pirate vessels.“Yet the Australian government is frozen with inaction as these illegal activities are carried out under their nose.“The Liberals had promised to send the ACV Ocean Protector, our $150 million dollar, purpose built, Southern Ocean patrol boat, to protect our fisheries. It was part of the Coalition’s fisheries election policy document.“Instead they sent it to work off Christmas Island to be the world’s most expensive tropical water taxi. Now it is being decommissioned and ADV Ocean Shield has replaced it.“Then under pressure from the Senate Southern Ocean Inquiry, Customs promised again that they will conduct two 40-day patrols of the Southern Ocean this summer but there is no vessel on the horizon.“Two summers and two broken promises.“Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated fishing in the Southern Ocean is a major issue. Not only does it impact on fisheries, but it finances organised crime gangs.“We used to be serious about patrolling the Southern Ocean. In 2003, an Australian patrol vessel, the Southern Patrol pursued Patagonian toothfish raiders for 7,500 kilometres almost all the way to South Africa. We used to send our Navy to conduct patrols to scare away the pirates.“The Government must meet its election commitment and act by sending the Ocean Shield south. Otherwise it is allowing organised crime gangs to operate with impunity,” he concluded.Press Release; Image: Wikimedia View post tag: Navy View post tag: News by topic View post tag: waters View post tag: Zealand View post tag: Chasing January 13, 2015 View post tag: Newcenter_img View post tag: Poachers View post tag: Australian Training & Education New Zealand Navy Chasing Poachers from Australian Waters Back to overview,Home naval-today New Zealand Navy Chasing Poachers from Australian Waters Share this articlelast_img read more

first_imgChild coloring her own mural design A young mural designer at work in Putnam county. Project made possible in part by CreatINg Places. Indiana Artisan Store Front, Camel IndianaArt available for purchase inside the Indiana Artisan location in Carmel, Ind. The Monthly Scoop on Arts in Communities Creativity is the secret to a thriving economy.According to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, the production of all arts and cultural goods in the U.S. added $764 billion to the economy in 2015, including a $21 billion international trade surplus—a larger share of the nation’s economy than transportation, tourism, and agriculture.The nonprofit arts industry alone generates $166.3 billion in economic activity annually—spending by organizations and their audiences—which supports 4.6 million jobs and generates $27.5 billion in government revenue.One organization contributing to that staggering figure and working hand-in-hand with its community is the Indiana Repertory Theatre (IRT).In 2017, the IRT presented The Curious Incident of the Dog in he Night-Time. Based on the best-selling novel by Mark Haddon, this Tony Award-winning play tells the story of an autistic teen’s courage and growth as he solves a neighborhood mystery. The IRT was one of the first regional theatres granted rights to the play, and was the very first production to cast the leading role of Christopher with an actor who identified on the autism spectrum. Speaking with Playbill actor Mickey Rowe expressed how important his casting was towards creating opportunities for performers who are on the spectrum. This national attention raised local awareness of the production and its subject matter, allowing the IRT to work within our community and better serve audiences with differing sensory needs.The theatre consulted with Access and Inclusion expert Talleri McRae, as well as the Autism Society of Indiana, Anthem, Hands on Autism, and others. With their assistance, we were able to craft a theatre-going experience for a wider audience base, including preparatory materials for attending the theatre, designated quiet areas, hand-held manipulatives, and full sensory-friendly performances.One of the most moving moments to reflect the benefits of these efforts occurred during a post-show discussion, during which a student on the autism spectrum asked Mr. Rowe, with awe, how he was able to be married, have children, and perform in a professional play. This student had never envisioned a future in which such seemingly commonplace relationships and opportunities were available to someone who is autistic, and the example set by Mr. Rowe and this production opened up exciting new possibilities for many people around the country.As you’re going your holiday shopping this November, consider gifting arts and cultural experiences to your friends and family! Shop local and drink coffee at this creative business to watch.When River City Coffee + Goods opened in 2016, they wanted to provide a place for local makers to showcase their high quality, handmade goods. They knew that Evansville was a great place to live with so many talented people and wanted to give the community a unique shopping experience to showcase those talented makers!River City carries products from over 60 artisans including locally made soap, leather goods, Evansville branded merchandise, locally grown flowers, stationery and a gift for every occasion. River City’s vision for connecting others who share a passion for our community can be seen best in their Meet the Maker pop-up’s, trivia nights, workshops and daily in the café. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, September 2017 L-R: Elizabeth Ledo, Mickey Rowe (photo: Zach Rosing)The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Indiana Repertory Theatre. (photo: Zach Rosing)center_img Support 100 Indiana Artisans all in two convenient locations.Metalsmithed jewelry, handmade wood instruments and hand-turned wood bowls, both quirky and stately pottery, elegant and whimsical glasswork, hand-stitched leather notebooks, hand-painted silk scarves, handwoven rugs, and handmade furniture join small batch barbecue sauces, mustards, a wide variety of cookies made by the Sisters of St. Benedict’s Monastery Bakery, turtles as big as your hand, thick and thin noodles, a great variety of hand-ground pastas, apple butter and applesauce, honey, wine truffles, and more!French Lick Resort Hotel, 8670 West State Road 56, French Lick, Ind.Carmel Art and Design District, 22 N Rangeline Road, Carmel, Ind. River City Coffee + GoodsMidwestern songwriters John Davey and Eric DeLong perform at River City Coffee + Goods Friends tell friends about funding.We’re here for a good alliteration and sharing opportunities to help bring the arts to communities across our state. Take a look at what we’ve rounded up for you this month.Get first-hand information from decision makers at BGD LegCon 2019Host a community reading program with funding from the NEAFunding available for community-wide bicycle and pedestrian planningBrush up on economic development skills with the IEDC’s “basic” courseFund public space projects in your community AND get matched dollarsBuild upon tourism assets with a Destination Development GrantOutdoor sculpture artists are highly sought after in Terre HauteStart prepping for your IAC Arts Project Support grant application – applications will open mid-December. Communities and organizations have used this special funding for a number of things from murals to performing arts series in local parks. The opportunities are endless! Contact your Regional Arts Partner to bounce around some ideas. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

first_img Obesity is a serious public health challenge with wide-ranging and deep-rooted effects. Schools have an important role to play in the fight against childhood obesity. A broad curriculum, which emphasises healthy lifestyles and high quality PE is vital to this, but is too often given insufficient focus. We must also recognise that schools cannot provide a silver bullet for all societal ills. Teachers and school leaders are already stretched; they should not be held responsible for an issue that requires concerted action across the board. Families, government, industry, and other parts of the public sector all have a role to play in making food and drink healthier, and supporting children to make better choices. While schools have an important role to play in encouraging healthy lifestyles and exercise as part of a rich, broad curriculum, expecting too much of schools will not solve the problem, and risks further increasing teacher workload. As the government’s recently published obesity strategy acknowledges, this is a complex societal issue, requiring solutions from many different players.Last year the inspectorate carried out research to understand whether schools are demonstrably having an impact on levels of childhood obesity, and if there is any good practice out there from which other schools can learn. Inspectors visited 60 schools around the country, and found that most have responded well to government initiatives, including expectations around physical activity and healthy eating. But it was not clear that the specific interventions that schools make could, by themselves, overcome other factors that affect the weight of their pupils.PE, personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE) and design and technology (D&T) all provide valuable learning for children, who may not be taught about healthy eating and the benefits of exercise at home.Reinforcing messages, imparting knowledge and developing skills is what schools do well. The report says that schools should focus on improving the things they are best placed to do, such as: Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 6pm 0300 013 0415 planning a challenging and well-sequenced curriculum, including learning about the body in PE and science, and about healthy eating and cooking providing ample opportunity for children to take physical exercise during the school day – with lots of opportunities to ‘get out of breath’ teaching particular skills like how to cook or how to dance updating parents on their children’s physical development, such as agility, balance and coordination Chief Inspector Amanda Spielman said: It is essential that schools do not get distracted from their core educational purpose. Education for health is essential and must be done well. But this will not happen if schools are devoting time and energy to things in which they are neither expert nor likely to have an impact. Lobby groups should not see schools as a ‘silver bullet’ to tackle childhood obesity, a new report from Ofsted says. Read Ofsted’s report: Obesity, healthy eating and physical activity in primary schools.center_img Clive House70 Petty FranceLondonSW1H 9EX Media enquiries Inspectors found that schools put too much effort into activities designed to influence parents without any evidence that they either have an impact or are what parents want. Eighty-three per cent of parents said they had been invited to an event at school. But many of them told Ofsted they are time-poor and what they really want is readily available information about what their child is doing at school: what they are eating and learning about, so that this can be followed up on at home.Parents also said they wanted more time for PE in the curriculum. And while extra-curricular activities are a good way to broaden the opportunities for children to learn new skills and to exercise, a quarter of parents said that their child couldn’t access all the clubs and activities they wanted.Amanda Spielman continued: As part of their research inspectors spoke to school senior managers, governors, school staff with responsibility for healthy eating or physical activity, teachers, teaching assistants, catering staff, school nurses, pupils and the pupils’ parents. They observed lessons related to healthy eating and physical activity, looked at extra-curricular provision, and at the content of school lunches. Email [email protected] Out of hours duty press officer 07919 057 359last_img read more

first_imgThe Transport Secretary has today (21 August 2018) announced the appointment of Declan Collier as his preferred candidate for the role of Chair of the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) following an open competition. The former airport chief executive demonstrated an outstanding range of skills and a distinguished record in delivering for transport users following a high-flying career in aviation.Following standard parliamentary procedures for a public appointment, the Transport Select Committee will hold a public scrutiny hearing with Mr Collier later this year. The final decision on the appointment will be subject to the outcome of that hearing and he is expected to start work as Chair on 1 January 2019.Mr Collier will succeed the current chair Professor Stephen Glaister who steps down at the end of 2018 after 3 years, and will return being a non-executive director on ORR’s board.Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said: Media enquiries 020 7944 3021 It has been a pleasure and privilege to steer ORR as Chair over the last 3 years. In that time we have seen many changes and challenges in the rail industry: a period in which ORR has played its full part. This continues with the 2018 Periodic Review, which will set Network Rail’s price control from 2019. We have also matured our monitoring of Highways England as the company has progressed from its new beginnings. I am pleased to welcome Declan at this important time for both rail and road. His background will bring significant experience to the organisation and ensure we remain a strong, independent economic and safety regulator that protects the interests of passengers, freight customers, road users and taxpayers. The ORR performs an important role as the rail regulator and roads monitor for England and I look forward to Declan Collier taking up this position. Declan brings a wealth of transport sector knowledge, and I am confident he will be able tackle the diverse range of issues that the regulator covers. I would like to thank Stephen Glaister for his work, he has played a distinguished role as Chair, bringing important leadership during the 2018 periodic review process, which will set the regulatory framework and funding for Network Rail for the next 5 year control period”. ORR is the UK’s independent rail regulator and strategic roads monitor for England. Accountable to Parliament, it protects the interests of rail and road customers through its regulation of railway safety, and the performance and value for money of the rail and road networks, where government remains committed to major investment to improve outcomes for users.To assist with his induction into the role, the Transport Secretary expects to appoint Declan Collier as a non-executive member of the board for a brief period before he takes up the role of Chair. Out of hours media enquiries 020 7944 4292 Declan Collier has recently stepped down as CEO of London City Airport, a role which he held since 2012, and prior to that he was CEO of Dublin Airports Authority for 7 years. He is currently a non-executive board member of The Royal Schiphol Group and TCR International NV. He has broad experience in transport and business and has served as President of the World Association of Airports, Airports Council International (ACI); Deputy Chair of the Airport Operators Association (UK); and as Director of London First; Allied Irish Banks Ltd, and The Dublin Theatre Festival. Mr Collier has declared that he has undertaken no political activity in the last 5 years.ORR Chair Stephen Glaister said: Rail media enquiries Switchboard 0300 330 3000last_img read more

first_imgOn Friday, August 12th, piano virtuoso and mad scientist Marco Benevento will bring his trio of bassist Dave Dreiwitz (Ween / Joe Russo’s Almost Dead) and drummer Andy Borger (Tom Wait / Ani DiFranco) to New York City’s American Beauty, a show presented by Live For Live Music. Benevento’s sound is an amalgamation of so many styles, from lush instrumental piano compositions to indie pop, and psychedelic rock to experimental jazz, the guy brings it all to the table, and effortlessly at that.Marco Benevento Tells A Dream-Like Tale On ‘The Story Of Fred Short’At this point in his career, Benevento is carving his own path and taking no prisoners. He is a man on a mission to create his own art, with his own distinct voice. And with the release of his latest album, The Story of Fred Short, you can see the maturation in Benevento’s own song-writing capabilities, as well as his singing voice – which he didn’t even begin to explore until his 2012 album TigerFace. Writer Rex Thompson calls Short, “a wonderful example of an artist spreading their creative wings and learning to fly.” Come witness Benevento and company explore that story on August 12th at American Beauty, a great new venue that boasts a great selection of craft beers and free pizza!Tickets are currently on sale and can be purchased tickets here.Enter To Win Tickets + Drinks + Pizza!last_img read more

first_imgThe 17th annual StrangeCreek Campout has revealed their extensive 2019 lineup, set to go down on May 24th-27th at Greenfield, MA’s Camp Kee-Wanee.The four-day music and camping festival will see headlining performances from Twiddle, The Infamous Stringdusters, The Motet, Max Creek, Badfish, and The Wailers. Other scheduled acts include Zach Deputy, Ryan Montbleau, Pink Talking Fish, Kung Fu, Percy Hill, Consider The Source, Roots Of Creation, Hayley Jane & The Primates, Bella’s Bartok, Kitchen Dwellers, Adam Ezra Group, The Mallett Brothers Band, Swift Technique, Shakedown, The Alchemystics, Kat Wright and the Indomitable Soul Band and many more!Tickets for StrangeCreek Campout 2019 are currently on sale now here.For more information head to the festival’s website.last_img

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 46-year-old Hempstead woman was killed and several others were injured when a truck crashed into the van they were riding in, causing the van to roll over in Brookhaven on Tuesday night.Suffolk County police said Nieves Rivera, 37, of Patchogue, was driving a van with eight passengers inside westbound on Montauk Highway when she was struck by an eastbound truck that swerved into her lane near Smith Road at 4:55 p.m.The van then flipped over, killing Sandra Leon, who was pronounced dead at the scene.The drivers of the truck, van and its passengers were all taken to either Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue or Stony Brook University Hospital. They mostly had non-life threatening injuries, police said. A young boy was critically injured.Fifth Squad detectives impounded the vehicles and are continuing the investigation.last_img read more

first_imgAverage advertised house prices, according to classifieds during August they recorded an increase in value on a monthly and annual basis.Thus, Opatija and Split recorded the largest monthly increase in prices, while the largest decline was recorded in Sisak and Slavonski Brod. The highest house prices were advertised on the Adriatic during August, and the first place is still held by Dubrovnik, where an average of 3959 euros was demanded for a “square”, including the price of a garden. In Opatija, the average asking price per square meter was 2273 euros, and in Split 1991 euros.Among the more favorable cities for buying a house on the sea, in August were Rijeka – where for “square” was asked 1232 euros, and Senj where the price was only 1 euro higher, while the average asking price of houses in Zadar was 1591 euros.Low prices of houses in the interiorData from showed that during August, in most cities in the interior, the average advertised price per square meter of a house, including the price of a garden, was far below 1000 euros. Among the more favorable cities for buying houses during August were Bjelovar, where the average price was 460 euros per square meter, and Sisak, where the price was only 9 euros higher.In Osijek, an average of 601 euros was demanded for a “square”, in Slavonski Brod 669 euros, and in Varaždin 670 euros. On the other hand, the prices of houses in Zagreb during August were higher than in other cities in the continental area, but at the same time lower than at sea, and the average price per square meter of a house, including the price of a garden, was 1201 euros.Otok KrkApartments are 18 percent more expensive than housesApartment prices in August were higher than house prices, with a difference of 18 percent.Dubrovnik and Porec remained the only cities where houses were slightly more expensive than apartments, and the difference in prices was about 4 percent. The smallest difference was recorded in Senj, where apartment prices were 2,5 percent higher than house prices, and in Pula, where the difference was 2,6 percent.The average advertised prices of apartments in Bjelovar are as much as 45 percent higher than the prices of houses – which was the biggest difference in prices recorded in August. In Varaždin, apartment prices were 39 percent higher than house prices, in Osijek 37 percent, and in Sisak 35 percent.Foreigners are interested in houses in ZadarDuring August, Osijek and Zadar were the most sought after cities to buy a house, followed by Zagreb, Pula and Poreč. Potential foreign buyers, most of whom were from neighboring BiH, Germany, Switzerland and Slovenia, were most interested in houses sold through in the area of ​​Zadar, Crikvenica, and the islands of Vir and Krk.last_img read more

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