Wade Transfers To BYU

first_img Robert Lovell July 12, 2018 /Sports News – Local Wade Transfers To BYU FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail(Provo, UT)  —  Former Utah Gatorade Player of the Year Jesse Wade is coming home.Wade has decided to transfer from Gonzaga to Brigham Young.  He made the announcement  via Twitter.The former Davis high school standout appeared in 20 games for the Zags last season and averaged 1.3 points.  Due to NCAA transfer rules, Wade will be forced to sit out next season. Written by Tags: Basketball/BYU Cougars/Jesse Wadelast_img

USS Boxer stops in Pearl Harbor

first_img Training & Education View post tag: US Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Boxer stops in Pearl Harbor Share this article View post tag: USS Boxercenter_img USS Boxer stops in Pearl Harbor August 31, 2016 Amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4), with embarked units from Amphibious Squadron 1 and the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), arrived at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Aug. 29 for their first port visit in the U.S. since leaving their San Diego homeport for a seven-month deployment.“The Sailors and Marines aboard Boxer did an outstanding job carrying out each mission we conducted throughout 5th and 7th Fleet [areas of operation],” said Capt. Mike Ruth, Boxer’s commanding officer. While deployed, Boxer supported Operation Inherent Resolve and conducted community relations projects during port visits to Hong Kong, the Kingdom of Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, the Republic of Singapore, Oman, and Malaysia.The port visit also marks the first reunion of Boxer Sailors and Marines with family and friends as many journeyed to Hawaii to meet their service member.Boxer, flagship of the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group, with amphibious transport dock USS New Orleans (LPD 18), amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) and the embarked 13th MEU, is operating in the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of operations.last_img read more

Ocean City Education Foundation Awards $13,968 in Grants

first_imgThe Ocean City Education Foundation awarded $13,968.30 in grants to Ocean City educators on Friday morning.The awards will finance an array of special purchases — from the high-tech (stations at the Ocean City High School library for “augmented reality books” that come to life with 3-D imagery and links to relevant multimedia) to the low-tech (supplies for the Ocean City Primary School Knitting Club … whose advisor, Dolores Vivarelli, says that even though “it wouldn’t have gone over real well” many years ago, the club has quite a few boys who maintain their street cred as they knit on the playground).The Education Foundation is a nonprofit community organization that raises money to enhance educational opportunities throughout Ocean City.Chairperson Dave Allegretto called the grant awards “the highlight of the year” for the OCEF. The group has awarded more than $100,000 in the past six years.The OCEF received more than 100 grant applications and made its award decisions based on helping “the widest group of students possible,” according to Allegretto.Award winner are as follows.[table caption=”District Grant Winners” width=”450″ colwidth=”35|65″ colalign=”left|left”]Winner,GrantDeborah Huber (Occupational Therapist) and Kristina Bonstead (Physical Therapist), $137.92 for a jogging trampoline and stabilizer bar[/table][table caption=”High School Grant Winners” width=”450″ colwidth=”35|65″ colalign=”left|left”]Winner,GrantHeather Cox (Art Teacher), $1749.95 for Wacom drawing tabletsMary Greenfield (Spanish Teacher), $449 for a document cameraJames Conroy (Special Ed Teacher), $1000 for supplies for sustainable gardenRosemary Millar and Jill Geller (Nurse and Nurse’s Aide), $709 for the purchase of a TV monitorJoseph LaTorre (Health and PE Teacher), $599 for purchase of FitnessGramJoan Vicari (Librarian), $1537 for iPad Air – Stands – and Reality Books[/table][table caption=”Intermediate School Grant Winners” width=”450″ colwidth=”35|65″ colalign=”left|left”]Winner,GrantJesse Parker (Health and PE Teacher), $501 for Raider Fit T-ShirtsLeigh Ann Lubas (Consumer Sciences Teacher), $1550.43 for an FM SystemAndrew Benfer (4th Grade Teacher), $1550.43 for an FM SystemSonja Parker (8th Grade Language Arts Teacher), $182.59 for the enrichment curriculum “Bullying Hurts”[/table][table caption=”Primary School Grant Winners” width=”450″ colwidth=”35|65″ colalign=”left|left”]Winner,GrantKathleen Yates (Speech Teacher), $1029.75 for document camera and flat-screen TVPaola Neff (Spanish Teacher), $800 toward the Cultural Food/Music CelebrationBritney Biederman (1st Grade Teacher), $1396.25 for Bluetooth iPad keyboardsCathleen Smith (Principal), $635.98 for games and supplies for recess activitiesDolores Vivarelli (Preschool Teacher), $140 for Knitting Club supplies[/table]__________Sign up for OCNJ Daily’s free newsletter and breaking news alerts“Like” us on Facebook Eighteen Ocean City educators shared $13,968.30 in grant money awarded by the Ocean City Education Foundation on Friday morning.last_img read more

Solae sells belief in soya

first_imgNew functional ingredient Fibrim 1270 is targeted at bakers looking to make their products healthier and more cheaply.Solae has launched the soya ingredient a complex blend of insoluble fibre, soluble fibre and protein for a variety of baked goods. The company said that emerging research suggested soya fibre can help support digestive health, heart health, and a lower glycaemic index for foods. Fibrim is also processed for no flavour impact, good water absorption and consistent functionality.Solae Europe MD Reinhart Schmitt said: “Adding this ingredient to your product can lead to significant overall formulation cost savings, while improving the nutritional profile and fibre content of the final product.”last_img

News story: Defence Secretary and Australian Minister tour Scottish site building world-class warships as £1 billion is pumped into supply chain

first_imgDefence Secretary and Australian Minister tour Scottish site building world-class warships as £1 billion is pumped into supply chain. Crown copyright.BAE Systems Chief Executive Charles Woodburn said: Australia’s selection of the Type 26 Combat Ship for its Future Frigates programme reflects the world-leading anti-submarine warfare capabilities these ships will deliver to the UK and to the Commonwealth. In the 12 months since cutting steel on the first of the UK ships, we have committed more than £1 billion with supply chain companies, large and small – vital partners in delivering cutting edge capability to the Royal Navy, supporting thousands of jobs and contributing to national prosperity. Our recent success on the Australian Future Frigate programme will not only deliver huge benefits for Australia, supporting jobs, local industry and sovereign capability – it will also generate opportunities for companies in our UK supply chain. This renaissance in British shipbuilding is great news for our major yards, but also for the whole defence industry, with millions being injected into so many businesses, both big and small, supporting and supplying our world-class warships. The Type 26 supply chain has now seen investment worth over £1 billion, and many of the businesses involved are now perfectly placed to benefit from Australia’s £20 billion build. Australian Minister of Defence Ms Payne toured the shipyard where Britain’s new warship fleet is being constructed. Her Government’s ‘Global Combat Ship’ agreement, which was announced last month and will see nine of Britain’s cutting-edge ships built in Australia, is also expected to draw on the United Kingdom’s robust supply chain to support the construction of its fleet.center_img Australia’s decision to choose BAE Systems to build the nine British-designed warships could be worth up to £20 billion, and has been hailed as the biggest Naval ship deal for a decade. The agreement has massive potential benefits across the entire existing Type 26 supply chain, which the Defence Secretary outlined has now seen investment of more than £1 billion across more than 80 companies.Speaking during the visit to BAE Systems’ Clyde Shipyard with Minister Payne today, the Defence Secretary revealed the massive investment had already boosted family firms and British businesses across the nation, showing the importance of shipbuilding in every corner of the country, and its potential to support allies across the world.Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said: The pair’s visit to the Govan shipyard comes almost exactly a year to the day since the first steel was cut on HMS Glasgow, marking the beginning on the build of Britain’s first Type 26 frigate.More than 80% of the total equipment spend has now be committed to the supply chain, and more than 80 companies have secured contracts to supply material for the first three ships.Sixty-four of those companies are based across the United Kingdom, supporting more than 4000 jobs. The regional reach of the Type 26 ship helped secure the Australian deal for BAE Systems, with the success stories across Britain expected to be replicated in Australia.The naval contract, which is the biggest surface ship deal in the past decade and saw the UK chosen ahead of Italian and Spanish firms, is the first time a British ship design has been exported since the 1970s.The deal will secure more than 4,000 jobs in Australia and boost Britain’s export economy for generations to come, opening a raft of opportunities for British firms to offer specialist knowledge and capabilities.The 6,900 tonne multi-mission warships are designed to support anti-submarine warfare and a whole range of other operations anywhere in the world. They will form a key part of the Royal Australian Navy.The formidable frigates will also allow interoperability between Australian and Royal Navy ships amid a climate of intensifying threats around the world, especially in the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific regions.The visit to the Scottish shipyard also came on the day the Defence Secretary announced plans to ensure that thousands of troops resident in Scotland are not left out of pocket following recent tax rises from the Scottish Government.last_img read more

The Black Keys Release First New Song In 5 Years, “Lo/Hi” [Listen]

first_imgOn Thursday, The Black Keys released a brand new single, “Lo/Hi”. The song’s surprise arrival marks the first official release from the duo since their 2014 album, Turn Blue. The new track, released via Nonesuch, was written by Pat Carney and Dan Auerbach, with production credited to The Black Keys. Despite having kept busy with separate projects over the last several years, it takes only a few seconds for the duo’s garage rock mastery to shine through on the new track. It’s just like they never left…Give the new song a listen below:The Black Keys – “Lo/Hi”[Video: The Black Keys]While this is the first new release from Auerbach and Carney as “The Black Keys” in half a decade, the two have kept plenty busy with various other projects. In the time since Turn Blue, Auerbach has released a solo album, 2017’s Waiting on a Song, and one with The Arcs, 2015’s Yours, Dreamily,. He also launched his own Easy Eye Sound label/studio and produced and collaborated with various other artists, including co-writing a track on The Marcus King Band‘s recent album, Carolina Confessions. Patrick Carney has also kept himself busy during The Black Keys’ hiatus, producing various artists and collaborating with Michelle Branch on material for the Bojack Horesman soundtrack (a show for which he also wrote the opening theme). Carney also recently announced his debut album with a new project, Sad Planets, due out on April 19th.Hopefully, this new track’s release means that more music from The Black Keys (and hopefully some tour dates) are on the way. For now, we can be happy to rock out to a great new song from the long-lost duo.last_img read more

An addiction to fossil fuels

first_imgClean, renewable wind and solar power may be the most-preferred fossil fuel alternatives, but their land-hungry collecting requirements make them difficult options for replacing more conventional power sources, according to a British energy expert.David MacKay, chief scientific adviser to the United Kingdom’s Department of Energy and Climate Change and a professor of natural philosophy in the Department of Physics at Cambridge University, crunched the numbers on how much energy some sources can generate per unit area to illustrate that renewable types probably will be part of a future energy mix, rather than the solutions.MacKay, author of the recent book, “Sustainable Energy — Without the Hot Air,” said that to generate enough power to replace fossil fuels, some renewable sources would have to cover enormous swaths of territory. Wind farms, for example, would have to cover half of Britain to meet that nation’s energy needs, he said, adding that he has been accused of being anti-wind for pointing this out. He’s actually pro-wind, he said, but quipped that he’s even more “pro-arithmetic.”“The message about renewables is that, to make a difference, renewable facilities have to be country-sized,” MacKay said, noting that some people are already fighting construction of wind farms in areas they deem inappropriate.MacKay spoke Friday (April 2) at the Northwest Laboratories as part of the “Future of Energy” lecture series sponsored by the Harvard University Center for the Environment (HUCE). MacKay was introduced by HUCE director Daniel Schrag, Sturgis Hooper Professor of Geology and professor of environmental science and engineering.Though MacKay said moving to an all-renewable power system would be difficult, he also said the status quo cannot continue. Fossil fuels are not only warming the globe, they are a finite resource. In addition, he said, the need to import fossil fuels creates security and supply concerns. As much as 90 percent of future energy should come from non-fossil fuel sources, he said.“We have an addiction to fossil fuels, and it’s not sustainable,” MacKay said.MacKay broke down current energy demands into simple units and then took a cut-and-paste approach with alternatives, saying he’s not particularly fussy about the exact combination that replaces fossil fuels, as long as it gets done.The generating capacity per unit area of nuclear power plants is 400 times that of wind farms, making them a potentially useful part of a future mix. Besides wind and solar power, also in the mix could be clean coal plants and hydropower from unconventional sources, such as tides and ocean currents. MacKay also advocated decreasing demand by insulating buildings better, by switching to more efficient building systems such as heat pumps, by turning down thermostats, and by turning off appliances when not in use. Transportation, he said, should be predominantly electric-powered, and solar power generation would be more efficient if plants were built in regions that get lots of sun, such as the Sahara Desert and the American Southwest.“Getting off fossil fuels will not be easy, but it is possible,” MacKay said.last_img read more

Finding harmony in music and medicine

first_imgPediatric physician Lisa Wong said that the connection between medicine and music is not new, but has existed for centuries. Wong, a violinist and past president of the Longwood Symphony Orchestra (LSO), was speaking before a full house at the Harvard Ed Portal on Sept. 28.In explaining the medicine and music connection, Wong, who is also an assistant professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School (HMS), offered the story of Theodor Billroth, a 19th-century surgeon.Practicing and teaching at the University at Vienna, Billroth’s work was “methodical, meticulous and bold”; in fact, two modern medical procedures used in abdominal surgery still bear his name. But in addition to bringing his medical expertise to Vienna, the trained concert pianist and lover of music also brought his friend, composer Johannes Brahms.“Billroth persuaded Brahms that Vienna was the world capital for both medicine and music,” she said. “By day, Billroth would invent life-saving procedures, write articles, and collaborate with his colleagues and medical students. By night, he would compose his own works, write musical reviews, and hold salons at his home to play Brahms’ newest works, critique them, and help Brahms perfect his music before it was published.”Today, Wong said, the dawn of cross-disciplinary fields such as neurologic music therapy, the therapeutic application of music to cognitive, sensory, and motor dysfunctions, show the worlds of music and medicine becoming ever more closely aligned.Wong and other panelists, all performers in the LSO, a volunteer symphony orchestra mostly comprised of members from Boston’s medical community, were on hand for a presentation titled “Leadership: Finding Your Voice in Music & Medicine.” The event was part of the second annual HUBweek, a weeklong festival celebrating education, science, and technology throughout Greater Boston.For all the panelists, music and medicine have a symbiotic relationship that improves their public speaking, listening, and communication skills, whether onstage or in the operating room.“I was really shy when I was little, and I think that the violin helped me to find my public voice,” said Terry Buchmiller, a pediatric surgeon at Boston Children’s Hospital and a violinist with the LSO. “It helped me learn how to step in front of a crowd, learn how to speak out.”Buchmiller added that the listening skills that are so key to musical performance also apply in today’s operating room.“When I started, the operating room was an inner sanctum: you, as the surgeon, led your team,” she said. “But now, we’re going to a collaborative model of shared leadership. So everyone is an equal team member, but you still need to lead your team.”Mark Gebhardt, chief of orthopedics at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, professor of orthopedic surgery at HMS, and clarinetist with the LSO, agreed, saying music and medicine both command the highest levels of communication.The operating room has evolved tremendously, Gebhardt said. “It used to be that nobody would dare correct a surgeon in the operating room, or even speak up.“We’ve had to change that. You have to learn systems of communication so you work effectively as a team,” he continued. “It’s often like what my mother used to say, ‘Look and listen.’ That’s what happens in musical performance, too: You’re looking at the sheet music and at the conductor, but you’re also listening to the other performers and giving each other cues.”Allston-Brighton resident Tim McHale, executive director of the Boston Minstrel Company, a volunteer organization that has produced musical programs for the homeless, elderly, and imprisoned throughout Greater Boston for more than two decades, said the presentation proved the transformative power of music.“I lead a group of 100 volunteers who all believe in the idea of healing and music,” McHale said. “What I liked about their idea of leadership in medicine and music — values like listening, teamwork, empathy, communicating — it’s not surprising that people respond to it. It’s all about connection and bringing happiness into the moment.”last_img read more

AP Interview: Olympic champion adds voice to #MeToo movement

first_imgATHENS, Greece (AP) — The most successful female athlete in Greek sporting history recently alleged that a senior national sailing federation official sexually assaulted her almost 23 years ago. Since Olympic sailing champion Sofia Bekatorou shared her story, dozens of other people in Greece have talked publicly about their experiences with sexual misconduct and workplace intimidation in Greece. In an interview with The Associated Press, Bekatorou said she was glad the revelations are having an impact in a country long accustomed to official cronyism and impunity. Bekatorou says the sailing federation official assaulted her the day she celebrated qualifying for the 1998 Olympics. Neither she nor prosecuting authorities have publicly identified the accused official, who has denied the allegations.last_img read more

SMC nuns examine life of Archbishop Oscar Romero

first_imgSister Amy Cavender and Sister Patricia Ann Thompson held a conversation Wednesday at Saint Mary’s about their May 2015 trip to San Salvador, El Salvador, to attend the beatification of Archbishop Oscar Romero. The two nuns shared stories and insights from their experience, along with pictures they took during the trip.Cavender said prior to the trip she had “never dreamed of going to the beatification.”She said Catholic Relief Services — a nonprofit organization whose mission according to their website is to “assist impoverished and disadvantaged people overseas” — made the trip possible by providing them with hospitality and accommodations. Cavender and Thompson both spoke about Romero’s life and provided background on his various works and accomplishments that contributed to the decision of the Church to beatify him. Romero was appointment archbishop of San Salvador in 1977 because he was seen as a “safe choice,” Cavender said.During the 1970s, violence and murder began to escalate in San Salvador, and following his appointment, Romero “became more confrontational … very outspoken about social justice,” Cavender said.Romero was shot to death while saying Mass in 1980 for being an outspoken advocate against the injustice happening among the poor and repressed in El Salvador at the time, Cavender said, and is seen as a martyr for his faith. Concerning the beatification ceremony itself, Cavender said “people came from all over the world, [the ceremony] was very well done, very well organized.”More than 100,000 people gathered to witness his beatification, she said. She and Thompson said volunteers turned out in great numbers to help distribute water to the attendees.“I am impressed by [the promise] of El Salvador’s future,” Cavender said of the volunteer work she observed.Cavender and Thompson said over the course of their travels, they also visited the Chapel of the Divine Providence hospital where Romero died, and his home, which was turned into a museum in honor of him. Although Romero was a diocesan priest, he resided with Jesuit priests for many years, they said.“He took the notion of living in simplicity very seriously,” Cavender said.She said she and Thompson visited the Monseñor Romero Center at Central American University — which is run by the Jesuit priests — and the Metropolitan Cathedral of the Holy Savior in San Salvador, where Romero is buried.“[Romero] remains a source of inspiration and empowerment for many people,” Cavender said at the end of the talk.Tags: Martyr, Oscar Romero, saint mary’s, San Salvadorlast_img read more