Worthington and Haws named captains for 2018-19

first_imgOctober 23, 2018 /Sports News – Local Worthington and Haws named captains for 2018-19 Written by Tags: Basketball/BYU Cougars/Luke Worthington/TJ Haws FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPROVO, Utah – BYU men’s basketball coach Dave Rose announced today that Luke Worthington and TJ Haws have been named team captains for the 2018-19 season. Worthington and Haws were selected by a vote by their teammates.Worthington, a senior forward from Mequon, Wisconsin, was a team captain on last season’s team that won 24 games and received an at-large bid to the NIT. He started 29 games and averaged 4.3 points and 2.8 rebounds. His leadership on and off the court and classroom success were recognized as he was named WCC All-Academic Honorable Mention, received Bronze Honors on the WCC Commissioner’s Honor Roll and earned a spot on the NABC Honors Court.Haws, a junior guard from Alpine, Utah, has started every game the past two seasons. In 2017-18, Haws averaged 11.7 points and a team-best 4.2 assists. He was also second on the team with 50 3-point field goals and 43 steals. Haws scored a season-best 26 points against San Francisco and set a new career-high with eight assists vs. UT Arlington. He received All-WCC Honorable Mention and was named to the WCC All-Academic Team. As a freshman, Haws was named to the All-WCC First Team.BYU opens exhibition play Wednesday night vs. Saint Martin’s, an NCAA Division II institution in Lacey, Washington. The game will be televised live on BYUtv and broadcast on the BYU Sports Network on BYU Radio – Sirius XM 143, BYUcougars.com and KSL Newsradio 102.7 FM/1160 AM. Robert Lovelllast_img read more

Scoreboard roundup — 2/18/21

first_img Written by Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStockBy ABC News(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Thursday’s sports events:NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONToronto 110, Milwaukee 96Miami 118, Sacramento 110Brooklyn 109, LA Lakers 98NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUEWashington 3, Buffalo 1Columbus 3, Nashville 0Toronto 7, Ottawa 3Pittsburgh 4, NY Islanders 1NY Rangers 3, Philadelphia 2 (SO)St. Louis 3, San Jose 2 (OT)Los Angeles 3, Arizona 2New Jersey 3, Boston 2Minnesota 3, Anaheim 1Tampa Bay at Dallas (Postponed)TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALLGonzaga 87, Saint Mary’s (Cal) 65Michigan 71, Rutgers 64Ohio St. 92, Penn St. 82Wichita St. 68, Houston 63Iowa 77, Wisconsin 62San Diego St., 67 Fresno St. 53West Virginia at Baylor (Postponed)Alabama at Texas A&M (Postponed)Texas at Oklahoma (Postponed)Texas at Iowa St. (Postponed)Texas Tech at TCU (Postponed)Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.center_img February 19, 2021 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 2/18/21last_img read more

Russia: Commission of Nuclear-Powered Cruise Missile Submarine Severodvinsk Postponed

first_img View post tag: Nuclear-Powered Share this article August 15, 2012 Russia: Commission of Nuclear-Powered Cruise Missile Submarine Severodvinsk Postponed View post tag: of Project 885 Yasen fourth-generation nuclear-powered cruise missile submarine (SSGN) Severodvinsk will be commissioned…[mappress]Source: Russian Navy, August 15, 2012 View post tag: Postponed View post tag: Naval View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Severodvinsk Industry news Back to overview,Home naval-today Russia: Commission of Nuclear-Powered Cruise Missile Submarine Severodvinsk Postponed View post tag: Navy View post tag: Commission View post tag: Missile View post tag: Cruise View post tag: submarinelast_img read more

Free Rabies Clinic Canceled For 2021

first_imgDue to public health precautions related to limiting the spread of COVID-19, Ocean City’s annual Free Rabies Clinic will not be held in 2021.In prior years, the service was offered by the Humane Society of Ocean City in January at the Ocean City Fire Department at 550 Asbury Avenue.N.J. State Statute 4:19-15.1 and City Ordinance 87-17 Sec. 11-1 require that any person owning, keeping or harboring a dog of licensing age (7 months or older or possessing a set of permanent teeth) shall in the month of January and annually thereafter procure from the City Clerk’s Office a license and official metal tag for each dog owned.To receive a dog license, the pet owner must first supply a rabies vaccination certificate signed by a licensed veterinarian indicating that the animals duration of immunity extends throughout at least the first ten months (10) of the twelve-month licensing period.The fees for licensing a dog are $7 for a dog that has been neutered or spayed or $10 for dogs that have not been neutered or spayed.Renewal notices are being mailed to current license holders. The Clerk’s Office is currently closed for in-person transactions with the public.Any owner who would like to license their dog can provide payment and proof of rabies vaccination and neuter/spay by mail to City Clerk’s Office, City of Ocean City, 861 Asbury Ave., Ocean City, N.J. 08226 or call 609-525-9328 for more information.A late fee will occur after March 31 for an additional $4. Please call (609) 525-9328 with any questions. The rabies clinic is canceled this year, but officials still urge the public to get their pets vaccinated. (Photo courtesy of veterinarypracticenews.com)last_img read more

Rising stars

first_imgWhile the nation’s appetite for fresh bread is as healthy as ever, a long-term career as a baker is not often considered by today’s younger generation, but that’s a trend Sainsbury’s is looking to reverse with its Bakery Apprenticeship scheme.So, what advantage does a major multiple like Sainsbury’s gain from a commitment to developing a highly skilled, highly motivated bakery team? Well, in today’s market, the bakery is symbolic of the fresh, healthy and safe food that the public now demands, Sainsbury’s CEO Justin King told British Baker in November 2006; he was also quick to acknowledge that fostering bakery skills is key to delivering within the in-store category.”Fresh produce and bakery are the two key areas of the store,” he said, stressing the importance of providing a continuous bakery service throughout the day. “Seeing people actually producing the bread has an impact on people’s view – not just of the bread sector but of the whole store. Also, the smell of bread drifting across the store is perceived as welcoming.”importance of apprenticeshipWhen you combine this growth in importance with the skills shortage currently being felt by the industry, the need for apprenticeship schemes and development programmes becomes increasingly apparent. Sainsbury’s scheme provides all the skills, training and support necessary to give someone the start they need in the baking industry – covering everything from producing bread, cakes and pastries to stock management and production planning. With these raw materials in place, the apprentice is provided with the support to develop, but is ultimately responsible for his or her own learning and progression.And if Chris Noble is anything to go by, it’s a format that is working well. Noble joined the scheme, aged 22, at the Sainsbury’s store in Washington, Tyne and Wear. “I first read about bakery apprenticeships on Sainsbury’s website. I’d been working in manufacturing but wasn’t really enjoying it and I’d always been interested in cooking and baking, so I thought I’d apply. I was lucky enough to be selected,” he says.Noble reached a level of ability higher and faster than anyone could have hoped for, as his bakery manager, Colin Hudson, attests. “The quality of products he’s produced has been consistently brilliant. I wanted Chris to be a real success and he’s exceeded all my expectations by showing such aptitude. It’s a feather in the cap for the department and the whole store,” he enthuses.Indeed, Noble’s rapid progression has earned him accolades beyond those of his manager. In March 2007, he was a finalist in the Learning and Skills Council National Awards in the Apprenticeships category – recognition he was quick to share with his peers. “I learned a lot from my manager, who supported me all the way through, and I was ’buddied up’ with various members of the team, so I could learn hands-on from their experience. I’m grateful for everything I’ve learned. The apprenticeship programme has been a great start to my career. I love it because I can now perform every job to a very high standard,” says Noble.As more bakery apprentices on the scheme develop, they are offered opportunities to progress to become bakery managers themselves. “Before you know it, I may actually reach a supervisory role,” he adds.ability and ambitionThis combination of ability and ambition is what Justin King is hoping will set an example for young people all over the country, as the bid to nurture a new generation of bakers gains momentum. The impact of the new apprentices can be felt beyond just the individual’s learning and development. The introduction of enthusiastic new bakers with a willingness to learn has also had a dramatic effect on existing bakery teams. Says Hudson: “The arrival of Chris Noble created a level of competitiveness that wasn’t there before, so everyone has raised their game.”In today’s baking industry, this is a breath of fresh air for managers, says Hudson. Not only does it provide them with a chance to share their passion, experience and knowledge, but it also helps create a stronger, multi-skilled workforce, allowing managers the freedom to concentrate on their broader bakery duties. “It has allowed me to take a step back and take an overall look at how my department is working,” he says. “Having spent time on Chris’ training and development programme, I’ve been able to apply those skills to other members of the team. That passion for learning has certainly rubbed off on other people.”With more grocery retailers around the country realising the importance of a visible, interactive bakery and training high on many an industry body’s agenda, a career in bakery may be on the way to regaining the consideration and attention it truly deserves. n—-=== The Sainsbury’s scheme: ===Name: Sainsbury’s Bakery Apprenticeship ProgrammeWhen did it launch? March 2006How many apprentices have enrolled so far? 30Where does training take place? In-store coaching and classroom sessionsWhat qualifications do apprentices achieve? NVQ Level 2How long does a typical apprenticeship last? 15-18 monthsWhat skills does the training teach? Producing a range of quality products; customer service; food safety; health & safetylast_img read more

News story: Civil news: notification letters for HPCDS tender bids

first_imgThis is earlier than we stated in the Information For Applicants. However, we did say that if we could conclude the assessment earlier then we would notify applicants as soon as possible. This was set out in our tender update of 28 February 2018.How will these notifications be made?We will use the e-Tendering system from 3 May 2018 to start notifying organisations shortlisted for the next stage of the tender process back in January.There are four scheme areas where the assessment process is ongoing and we will not be notifying the outcomes at this time. Applicants in the affected areas have been contacted to confirm this and will be notified of the outcome as soon as possible.With the exception of these scheme areas, we expect notification to have been completed by Tuesday 8 May 2018. Applicants who have bid for HPCDS contracts and have not been notified by Wednesday 9 May should contact us through the e-Tendering message board.When will services begin?Services under new HPCDS contracts will begin on 1 October 2018.How long will the contracts last?Each contract will initially run until 30 September 2021, with an option for the LAA to extend for up to a further 2 years.What will happen next?Following notifications, the LAA will work with successful organisations to complete the verification process described in the letter of notification through the Bravo system.However, organisations are reminded that contract awards are conditional on satisfactory bid verifications.Each applicant is responsible for providing all the necessary evidence they meet the verification requirements as out in the notification letter.Further informationCivil 2018 contracts tender – to find out more about the tender process We have started to notify organisations of the outcome of their tenders to deliver work under the Housing Possession Court Duty Scheme (HPCDS).This follows: the passing of the deadline for tenders for HPCDS contracts on 11 December 2017center_img notifications sent to bidders in January 2018 telling them whether they had been shortlisted for HPCDS contractslast_img read more

Eating fish gives older adults an edge

first_imgOlder adults who have high blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids — found almost exclusively in fatty seafood — may be able to lower their overall mortality risk by as much as 27 percent and their mortality risk from heart disease by about 35 percent, according to a new study from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and the University of Washington. Researchers found that older adults who had the highest blood levels of the fatty acids lived, on average, 2.2 years longer than those with lower levels.“Although eating fish has long been considered part of a healthy diet, few studies have assessed blood omega-3 levels and total deaths in older adults,” said lead author Dariush Mozaffarian, associate professor in the Department of Epidemiology at HSPH. “Our findings support the importance of adequate blood omega-3 levels for cardiovascular health, and suggest that later in life these benefits could actually extend the years of remaining life.”The study — the first to look at how objectively measured blood biomarkers of fish consumption related to total mortality and specific causes of mortality in a general population — appeared online today in Annals of Internal Medicine.Previous studies have found that fish, which is rich in protein and heart-healthy fatty acids, reduces the risk of dying from heart disease. But the effect on other causes of death or on total mortality had been unclear. With this study, the researchers sought to paint a clearer picture by examining biomarkers in the blood of adults not taking fish oil supplements, to provide the best assessments of the potential effects of dietary consumption of fish on multiple causes of death.The researchers examined 16 years of data from about 2,700 Americans aged 65 or older who participated in the Cardiovascular Health Study (CHS), a long-term study supported by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Participants came from four communities in North Carolina, California, Maryland, and Pennsylvania, and all were generally healthy at baseline. At baseline and regularly during follow-up, participants had blood drawn, underwent physical examinations and diagnostic testing, and were questioned about their health, medical history, and lifestyle.The researchers analyzed the total proportion of blood omega-3 fatty acids, including three specific ones, in participants’ blood samples at baseline. After adjusting for demographic, cardiovascular, lifestyle, and dietary factors, they found that the three fatty acids — both individually and combined — were associated with a significantly lower risk of mortality. One type in particular, docosahexaenoic acid, or DHA, was most strongly related to lower risk of death from coronary heart disease (CHD) (40 percent lower risk), especially CHD death due to arrhythmia (an electrical disturbance of the heart rhythm) (45 percent lower risk). Of the other blood fatty acids measured, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosapentaenoic acid (DPA), DPA was most strongly associated with a lower risk of stroke death, and EPA most strongly linked to a lower risk of nonfatal heart attack. None of these fatty acids were strongly related to other, non-cardiovascular causes of death.Overall, the study participants with the highest levels of all three types of fatty acids had a 27 percent lower risk of total mortality due to all causes.When the researchers looked at how dietary intake of omega-3 fatty acids related to blood levels, the steepest rise in blood levels occurred when intake increased from very low to about 400 mg per day; blood levels rose much more gradually thereafter. “The findings suggest that the biggest bang for your buck is for going from no intake to modest intake, or about two servings of fatty fish per week,” said Mozaffarian.Support for the study came from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and the Office of Dietary Supplements of the National Institutes of Health.last_img read more

Exhibit explores early American Catholicism

first_imgThe new Catholic American exhibit in the Rare Books and Special Collections section of Hesburgh Library tells the story of early American Catholics trying to find a place in both the American and global communities. The exhibit, titled “Preserving the Steadfastness of Your Faith: Catholics in the Early American Republic,” was curated by Rachel Bohlmann, American history librarian, and Jean McManus, associate librarian, who began the project in the fall of 2015.“We started this project with a question about what kinds of materials we had in the collection about Catholics in the early period of the United States’ history,” Bohlmann said.The final result is an exploration of the connections between Catholics and other Americans, and American-Catholics and Europeans. “It’s a really interesting sense of how ideas are circulating around the transatlantic community,” Bohlmann said.While some parts of the exhibit — such as the maps of Catholic and Protestant paper distributions — show the spread of Catholicism in the U.S., other parts — such as the “Flying Pamphlets” section — highlight the transatlantic communication between Catholics in America and Europe, which brought new ideas to both sides. “The Catholic world is bigger than the boundaries of the United States because of this influx of ideas,” McManus said.Pieces in the exhibit include some of the first Catholic Bibles printed in the U.S. by Mathew Carey; Elizabeth Ann Seton’s copy of “The Imitation of Christ;” and materials from John Carroll, the first bishop of the U.S., and Simon Brute, the first bishop of Indiana.The exhibit takes the viewer from the 1780s to the early 1840s. The end of the exhibit coincides with the founding of Notre Dame, 175 years ago, in 1842. The exhibit will remain open until August, when members of the Notre Dame community will recreate Fr. Sorin’s walk from Vincennes to South Bend. Providing background to Father Sorin’s story, the pieces shown highlight Catholic relations and ideas in America during a period of history that Bohlmann called “complicated” and “interesting.”“On the one hand, people like John Carroll are trying to say there’s something particularly American about Catholicism here,” Bohlmann said. “At the same time, there’s all these transatlantic ties with books, with literature.”  Tags: Catholicism, Hesburgh Library, Rare Books and Special Collectionslast_img read more

Alumni bring Philly Pretzel Factory to South Bend

first_imgThe first time 1996 Notre Dame graduate Mark Naman tasted a real Philadelphia pretzel, he was living in New Jersey with his wife, Maryse, a member of the Saint Mary’s class of 1996. It was, in a word, “phantastic.” That’s the experience they’re aiming to bring to the South Bend community with the Philly Pretzel Factory, Mark Naman said.“You get the pretzel hot out of the oven, and it’s a different experience,” he said. “It’s the first time people have access to a pretzel right out of the oven. … It’s really phenomenal.”This June, the Namans opened the first Indiana location of the Philly Pretzel Factory on South Bend Avenue, across from The Linebacker. They view this exciting opportunity as a chance to share a product that they are passionate about with the South Bend community.To celebrate the recent opening, the Namans are holding a grand opening celebration, which includes a ribbon cutting ceremony and a raffle for two Notre Dame football tickets Friday, as well as free pretzel giveaways for all customers Friday and Saturday, Mark Naman said.“It’s a great opportunity to come try the product,” he said. “We mix the dough fresh every morning, put it in this machine that strings it out for us and then we twist them ourselves.”Students who hail from the east coast might recognize the Philly Pretzel Factory, Tom Monaghan, chief development officer of Philly Pretzel Factory, said. He said he hopes the pretzels can bring a little taste of home to students while remaining well within their budgets.“It’s bringing a little bit of comfort food from home that many are familiar with — not only pretzels, but also Philly cheesesteaks,” Monaghan said.Maryse Naman agreed and said she wishes a store of this kind was open when she was attending Saint Mary’s.The low prices of the hand-made and hand-twisted pretzels — which can be paid for using Domer Dollars — make them a perfect snack for a college student on the go, Mark Naman said. An employee on a lunch break or a student on his or her way to class, he said, can be in and out of the store with a freshly-made lunch in five minutes.Beside the classic pretzels — which are made fresh daily with high-protein malted-barley flour — the franchise offers specialty items such as cinnamon pretzel twists, mini pretzels, pretzel dogs, cheesesteak pretzels and a variety of mustards, most of which are available in party trays. They recently launched a new party tray of “mini dogs” — pigs in a blanket — which the Namans hope will be a big hit during tailgate season.During football season, the store plans to open early on home game days and close well after the games end.“We also felt that we might get some of the student body involved — whether it’s working here or in terms of fundraising,” Maryse Naman said.The fundraising program will give clubs, teams or dorms the chance to buy a large quantity of pretzels at an extremely low cost for resale, Mark Naman said. Additionally, the store will provide the first 100 pretzels free of charge.“We are going to look to start engaging with clubs and student activities,” Mark Naman said.  “I remember from my time at Notre Dame, I was in a few different clubs and we were all trying to find ways to raise money.”To the Namans, Philly Pretzel Factory serves as more than just a food service. They plan to be engaged in the community through charitable organizations, local businesses, schools and universities, Mark Naman said.“What we liked about the business — and why we decided to stay here after leaving Notre Dame — was that we like the community,” he said. “The student community and the local community makes it a fantastic place just to live, and we want to stay engaged with that. … We won’t just be staying in [the store], we’ll get to go out and be a part of Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s and the local Michiana community — the churches, the businesses and the schools.”Monaghan and the Namans are all looking forward to giving South Bend the real Philly pretzel experience, Monaghan said.“We couldn’t be more proud to have a franchise with an ND alum,” he said.Tags: Alumni, Philly Pretzel Factory, South Bend communitylast_img read more

Road Warriors

first_imgPlan your next big adventure and travel in style with these road trip essentials.1. Carhartt Acadia JacketFor every road trip adventure, one thing is certain: you’re gonna get rained on. When the skies open up in the middle of your hike, make sure you’re wearing the waterproof Acadia. The ripstop nylon is durable but lightweight; it can compress into a fist-sized ball that’s barely noticeable in your pack. Though it’s waterproof, it still breathes, keeping water out while allowing body heat to escape. $84. carhartt.com2. Revo WindspeedThe lightweight, scratch- and impact-resistant polarized lenses on these titanium-framed shades, make them not only the most stylish glasses for travel but also up to the rugged task of hitting the road. $209; revo.com3. PrincetonTec ByteThe best travel headlamp is one you pack down at the bottom of your bag until you need it. Meet the Byte. It’s just 5 ouncesand rings in cheap. $16; princetontec.com4. Tern Eclipse S11itIt’s a bike in a box. But not some chintzy little toy bike. This aluminum framed cycle moves into James Bond (or at least Portland hipster) territory with 24-inch wheels, disc brakes, and an internal 11-speed Shimano Alfine hub. All that weighs in at 32 pounds and packs down small enough to cart around the world. $2,300; ternbicycles.com 5. Gregory Savant 58The ultimate travel backpack needs to serve double duty as both pack and suitcase. The Savant does just that thanks to easy-to-access compartments for travel, and an advanced suspension system ideal for true backpacking when you reach your destination. $199; gregorypacks.com 6. Goal Zero Guide 10 Adventure KitElectronic devices die at the worst possible time. But simply stuff this palm-sized pack in your pocket and you can either use the four AA batteries directly or charge up through a USB plug on the pack. Then charge the batteries back up with the solar panel. $160; goalzero.com 7. Redington Crystal Waters SkirtThe skort is the apparel of choice for active women these days, and this one gives all the benefits of both skirts and shorts underneath without looking like it belongs on a road bike racer. $70; redington.com 8. Boardworks Badfish Stand-Up Paddleboard The good news when it comes to inflatable SUPs is that it’s easy to take them anywhere. The bad is they usually lack guts. Not so in the latest from Boardworks. This inflatable uses a new multi-chamber inflatable technology (MCIT) to create a board that’s more rigid and features tapered rails for better handling. That’s something you won’t find in those other blow-up dolls. $1,500; boardworkssurf.comlast_img read more