Prep Sports Roundup: 10/24

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail3-A State VolleyballOREM, Utah-The Morgan Trojans routed Richfield 3-0 Wednesday in the first round of the 3-A state volleyball tournament at Utah Valley University. The Trojans prevailed 25-11, 25-23 and 25-15 to sweep the Wildcats.OREM, Utah-The South Summit Wildcats downed Juab 3-0 in the first round of the 3-A state volleyball tournament at Utah Valley University Wednesday. South Summit held off Wasps surges in each set, prevailing 25-23, 25-21 and 25-21.OREM, Utah-The Delta Rabbits stymied Grantsville 3-0 Wednesday in the first round of the 3-A state volleyball tournament at Utah Valley University. The Rabbits used wins of 25-21, 25-10 and 25-22 to prevail going away.OREM, Utah-North Sanpete routed Maeser 3-0 in the first round of the 3-A state volleyball tournament Wednesday at Utah Valley University. The Hawks won sets of 25-16, 25-10 and 25-12 to rout the Lions.OREM, Utah-South Sevier overcame a first set loss to rout Carbon 3-1 Wednesday at Utah Valley University in the first round of the 3-A state volleyball tournament. The Rams won sets of 25-21, 25-19 and 25-11. October 24, 2018 /Sports News – Local Prep Sports Roundup: 10/24 Tags: Volleyball Written by Brad Jameslast_img read more

UK: ITF Fears Arms Race Between Pirates and Shipping Industry

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today UK: ITF Fears Arms Race Between Pirates and Shipping Industry View post tag: Race An arms race may develop between pirates and the shipping industry given the widespread use of security teams to prevent vessels from being hijacked, the ITF has warned.It raised the fear in a letter to the US Navy which calls for land-based assaults on pirate strongholds and a crackdown on known pirate anchorages. David Heindel, chairman of the ITF, wrote in an open letter to US Admiral James Stavridis: “While we support the carriage of armed security guards we do not believe that they are an end-all solution.“They are likely to result in an arms race and the pirates again changing their tactics.”Heindel – who expressed concerns about the greater use of violence experienced by seafarers who encounter pirates – called for a more robust response from counter-piracy forces.“This would include disrupting the pirate camps on land and restricting their access to fuel and to their ability to store fuel,” he said.“We would like to see their ‘safe anchorages’ being made less safe.”Navy experts have said pirate camps represent a straightforward military target but a tricky one legally and diplomatically.Heindel also ripped into leading flag states for failing to make a meaningful contribution to the counter piracy effort.“It is clear that they are not effectively ensuring that ships which fly their flag implement the BMP,” he said.“Neither are they taking any measures to exercise their jurisdiction on the pirates that attack vessels which fly their flag.”[mappress]Source: intermanager, October 27, 2011; View post tag: Arms October 27, 2011 View post tag: SHIPPING Share this article View post tag: and View post tag: fearscenter_img View post tag: Industry View post tag: UK View post tag: Pirates View post tag: between Authorities UK: ITF Fears Arms Race Between Pirates and Shipping Industry View post tag: ITFlast_img read more

Palin to Open New Pitt Rivers Extension

first_imgFormer Monty Python star and television presenter Michael Palin will open the new £8 million extension at the Pitt Rivers Museum, it was announced earlier.Vice Chancellor Dr John Hood will also be present at the opening, which will take place on 22nd November. A major grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund has meant that Phase II of the development plan can now go ahead, with proposals will be formally announced during the event.last_img

Beach Replenishment Update: 39 Percent of the Way There

first_imgWhile excavators move sand on the beach, the hopper dredge Liberty Island (background) returns to an offshore borrow area to gather more sand on Thursday, May 28, in Ocean City, NJ.Check OCNJ Daily for updates and photos of the Ocean City beach replenishment project for 2015 in the south end between 37th and 59th Streets.DATE: Thursday, May 28PROGRESS: As of Thursday afternoon, work had not reached 51st Street yet but was getting very close. Access to the beach at 52nd is closed. Access to 53rd Street from the street is blocked (awaiting work on the dune crossover), but the beach at 53rd Street is open and accessible from 54th. Ocean City Business Administrator Jim Mallon reported Thursday that 39 percent of the projected volume of sand for the project has landed on the beach since the project started on April 16. The project is on schedule to be completed by mid-July.The first two phases of the project (from 42nd Street to 37th Street, then from 42nd Street to 47th Street) are complete.WHAT’S NEXT: The project will proceed from 52nd Street to 47th Street (by mid-June), then from 55th to 59th (mid-June to mid-July).READ MORE: Ocean City NJ Beach Replenishment 2015 Daily UpdateFOR DAILY UPDATES by E-MAIL: Sign up for freelast_img read more

Reporting in

first_imgBakers are facing high raw material, ingredients and energy costs, and could do without the government’s plans to increase fuel duty by a further 2p per litre from 1 April.Representatives of the Freight Transport Association and the Road Haulage Association met with the Chancellor of the Exchequer Alistair Darling on Monday, 11 February, to try to get him to change these plans.At 50.35p per litre, UK fuel duty for diesel and petrol is already the highest in Europe. Indeed, UK diesel duty is double the EU average rate of 25p per litre. An increase of 2p will generate serious difficulties for bakery firms and distributors.In the last 18 months the whole of UK industry has experienced increased costs as a consequence of higher oil prices on the world market. At a time when we are suffering from the joint threats of an economic slowdown and increasing inflation, the higher costs of transporting goods and services have impacted on every single company throughout the UK.Clearly the Chancellor can have little influence on the world price of oil, but he is responsible for the greater part of the cost of diesel and petrol which is made up of fuel duty and VAT. These taxes constitute almost two-thirds of pump prices ? for every £1.05 per litre, the government collects 66p.last_img read more

11 elected to American Academy

first_imgSome of the world’s most accomplished leaders from academia, business, public affairs, the humanities, and the arts have been elected members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.Those elected from Harvard this year are:David Matthew Altshuler, professor of genetics and professor of medicineXandra Owens Breakefield, professor of neurologyPaul Arthur Buttenwieser, clinical instructor in psychiatryDavid Winslow Latham, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory astrophysicist and lecturerSara Lawrence-Lightfoot, Emily Hargroves Fisher Professor of EducationJoseph Loscalzo, Hersey Professor of the Theory and Practice of Physic and chair of the Department of MedicineJohn Francis Manning, Bruce Bromley Professor of LawRichard J. Murnane, Juliana W. and William Foss Thompson Professor of Education and SocietyCharles Alexander Nelson III, professor of neurology, psychology, and pediatricsWilliam James Poorvu, Class of 1961 Adjunct Professor in Entrepreneurship EmeritusXiaowei Zhuang, professor of chemistry and chemical biology and professor of physicsOne of the nation’s most prestigious honorary societies, the academy is also a leading center for independent policy research. Members contribute to academy publications and studies of science and technology policy, energy and global security, social policy and American institutions, and the humanities, arts, and education.“Election to the Academy honors individual accomplishment and calls upon members to serve the public good,” said American Academy President Leslie C. Berlowitz. “We look forward to drawing on the knowledge and expertise of these distinguished men and women to advance solutions to the pressing policy challenges of the day.”For a full list of new members.last_img read more

Alumni win 2016 Kenneth Rothman Epidemiology Prize

first_imgJohn Jackson, S.D. ’13, and Sonja Swanson, S.D. ’14, are the winners of the 2016 Kenneth Rothman Epidemiology Prize. The award is given annually for the best paper published in Epidemiology in the preceding year, and was announced in the journal’s July 2016 issue. It was presented June 23 at the Epidemiology Congress of the Americas.Jackson and Swanson’s winning paper, “Toward a Clearer Portrayal of Confounding Bias in Instrumental Variable Applications,” appeared in the July 2015 issue of Epidemiology. Instrumental variable analyses are widely used in epidemiological studies to estimate causal relationships — such as exposure to air pollution and lung cancer incidence — when controlled experiments are not possible. When doing these studies, researchers must account for additional factors such as differences between the exposed and unexposed populations that could result in a distortion known as confounding bias.“In our paper, we introduced intuitive graphical plots that more accurately represent potential bias,” said Jackson, who is a Yerby Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Epidemiology. “These sorts of tools are critical for readers of published studies, especially when they are charged with making public health decisions that affect the lives of millions.”Swanson, who is an adjunct assistant professor of epidemiology at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and an assistant professor at Erasmus MC in the Netherlands, called the paper “a lovely example of fruitful collaboration.” She said, “I am incredibly grateful to our mentors for fostering an environment that supported John and me as we pursued and developed our own research ideas.” Read Full Storylast_img read more

Super Bowl week helps ‘shine a light’ on human trafficking

first_imgHigh-profile events that draw out-of-town visitors are natural targets for human traffickers. The Super Bowl is no exception. There is plenty of work going on this week in the Tampa Bay area to try to stop trafficking. The NFL has designated one of its community grants for Super Bowl hosts to the Hillsborough County Commission on Human Trafficking. Between 25 million and 40 million people worldwide are estimated to be victims of trafficking. Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins is among NFL players who have joined the International Justice Mission organization to help fight the atrocities.last_img read more

Hell No! The Color Purple Sets Closing Date

first_img View Comments Cynthia Erivo in ‘The Color Purple'(Photo: Matthew Murphy) Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 8, 2017 Related Showscenter_img The Color Purple The too beautiful for words Tony-winning revival of The Color Purple, led by Cynthia Erivo in a Tony-winning turn as Celie, is set to shutter on January 8, 2017. At time of closing, the show will have played 33 previews and 449 regular performances at Broadway’s Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. The John Doyle-helmed musical officially opened on December 10, 2015; a North American tour of the production will launch in the fall of 2017.The Color Purple features a book by Marsha Norman, lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray and music by Russell and Willis. Based on the novel by Alice Walker, the tuner tells the story of Celie, a woman who, through love, finds the strength to triumph over adversity and discovers her voice in the world.Doyle’s stripped-down production opened at the Menier Chocolate Factory in London on July 15, 2013, starring Erivo. The new staging cuts approximately 30 minutes of material from the original incarnation and its producers include Oprah Winfrey.Along with Erivo as Celie, the cast includes 2016 Tony nominee Danielle Brooks as Sofia, Tony winner Jennifer Holliday as Shug Avery, Isaiah Johnson as Mister and Kyle Scatliffe as Harpo. Carrie Compere and Nathaniel Stampley will replace Brooks and Johnson, respectively, from November 15.Broadway.com customers with tickets to canceled performances will be contacted with information on refunds or exchanges.last_img read more

US authorities bust online international narcotics ring

first_imgBy Dialogo April 17, 2012 LOS ANGELES — U.S. authorities announced on April 16 the bust of an online narcotics “Farmers Market” where people around the globe could buy LSD, ecstasy and other illicit substances. Fifteen people were arrested as the result of a two-year-long investigation code-named “Project Adam Bomb” and involved law enforcement in Scotland, Colombia, the Netherlands and the United States, the U.S. Justice Department said. “The drug trafficking organization targeted in Operation Adam Bomb was distributing dangerous and addictive drugs to every corner of the world and trying to hide their activities through the use of advanced anonymizing online technology,” said Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Acting Special Agent in Charge Briane Grey. Eight men named in a criminal indictment were suspected of operating a “Farmers Market” online storefront that allowed suppliers to advertise narcotics and consummate deals with shoppers. Six of the alleged “conspirators” lived in the United States, with a seventh being a U.S. citizen living in Argentina. Marc Willems, 42, was described as the “lead defendant” in the case and was taken into custody April 16 at his home in the Netherlands, officials said. The eight men face drug trafficking and money laundering charges “stemming from their creation and operation of a secret online narcotics marketplace” that brokered sales of the substances in 24 countries, according to the Justice Department. In addition to the eight men named in the indictment, authorities arrested seven others — two more in the Netherlands, and five in the United States — involved in the case. Officials said the virtual marketplace provided order forms, online forums, customer service, delivery guarantees, even mainstream payment tools including PayPal and Western Union. Market operators purportedly charged commissions based on values of orders. Approximately US$1.04 million worth of drug sales were processed at the online market between January 2007 and October of 2009, according to investigators. The online drug market was said to have thousands of registered users, and investigators identified customers in every U.S. state as well as in 34 other countries. The drug menu at the market reportedly included mescaline, LDS, ecstasy, and high-end marijuana. [AFP, 17/04/2012; Justice.gov, 16/04/2012]last_img read more