Dixie State Football Routs Black Hills State; Earns 4th Straight Win

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailST. GEORGE, Utah-Kody Wilstead had his best game of the season, completing 18 of 23 passes for 336 yards and four touchdowns as the Dixie State Trailblazers decimated Black Hills State 52-22 Saturday in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference football action at Trailblazers Stadium.The win was the fourth in a row for the 4-1 Trailblazers, who may have hit their stride under new head coach Paul Peterson after a season-opening 36-7 loss to perennial power Colorado State-Pueblo.Wilstead also ran for 50 yards and a score on 5 carries to pace Dixie State, while his primary targets in the passing game were redshirt senior receiver Kasey Allison (4 rec, 126 yards, 2 TD’s) and junior tight end Chase Hess (4 rec, 107 yards, 2 TD’s).Defensively, redshirt freshman Conner McKay, senior defensive back Alex Lilliard, redshirt sophomore defensive lineman Dylan Hendrickson and junior defensive lineman Kyle Murray had a sack apiece for the surging Trailblazers.In defeat, redshirt freshman signal-caller Chance Eben (20 of 34, 248 yards, 2 TD’s) led the Yellow Jackets.Next Saturday, the Trailblazers host non-conference opponent Simon Fraser of British Columbia, Canada for a 7:00 pm kickoff. Dixie State returns to RMAC action October 19 at Gunnison, Colo. against the Western Colorado Mountaineers for a 1:00 pm kickoff. October 5, 2019 /Sports News – Local Dixie State Football Routs Black Hills State; Earns 4th Straight Win Brad James Tags: Alex Lilliard/Chance Eben/Chase Hess/Conner McKay/Dixie State Football/Dylan Hendrickson/Kasey Allison/Kody Wilstead/Kyle Murray/Paul Peterson/Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference/Simon Fraser/Western Colorado Written bylast_img read more

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USS Carl Vinson wraps up Philippines visit

first_img View post tag: Philippines Share this article US Navy aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson got underway from Manila on February 20, completing a four-day visit to the Philippines.More than 5,500 sailors from aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) and guided-missile destroyer USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) arrived February 16 to visit local attractions and participate in community service projects.Crew members assisted residents of Quezon City by helping clear debris at a site for low-income housing.“Community service projects like these help build relationships,” said Cmdr. Jamie Stall-Ryan, Carl Vinson’s lead chaplain. “It shows that Sailors are not just in town to have fun. We’re here to partner with the Philippine people and support them.”The strike group will continue operating in the Indo-Pacific region as part of a regularly scheduled deployment focused on working with partners and allies, promoting freedom of the seas, and enhancing regional security.The strike group includes Carl Vinson, Carrier Air Wing 2, USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) and Michael Murphy of Destroyer Squadron 1, and guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57). View post tag: US Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Carl Vinson wraps up Philippines visit USS Carl Vinson wraps up Philippines visit View post tag: USS Carl Vinson Authorities February 20, 2018last_img read more

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Man recovering after accidental shooting at Speedway gas station

first_img Twitter Google+ By Jon Zimney – April 19, 2021 0 82 Facebook IndianaLocalNews Google+ Man recovering after accidental shooting at Speedway gas station Pinterest Pinterest Previous articleReckless homicide, involuntary manslaughter charges for suspect in deadly LaPorte County crashNext articleSouth Bend teens arrested after police pursuit in Marshall County Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. Facebook Twitter WhatsApp (Jon Zimney/95.3 MNC) A shooting at a Speedway gas station in South Bend has been ruled accidental.Police were called to the convenience store at Ironwood and Ireland Roads around 10:45 a.m. on Saturday, April 17, where they found one person shot in the leg.Investigators say the shooting was self-inflicted and the gun went off accidentally.The victim’s injuries were not life-threatening. WhatsApplast_img read more

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Harvard-trained Tibetan leader

first_imgThe man elected as the new political leader of the Tibetan government in exile says he overcame voter doubts about his youth and relative inexperience in part due to his political studies at Harvard.Lobsang Sangay, a Harvard Law School graduate, won 55 percent of the vote in a runoff with two more experienced candidates, Tenzin Namgyal Tethong and Tashi Wangdi, in the final round of voting for the post of Kalon Tripa, or Tibetan prime minister. The results of the voting — which was held beginning in March among Tibetan exiles scattered over 30 countries— was announced in India on Wednesday (April 27).The election is particularly significant since the Dalai Lama, who has been both the political and religious leader of the Tibetan people in exile, has announced he will retire from political life. The Dalai Lama has led a Tibetan government in exile in Dharamsala, India, formed after he fled Tibet in 1959 following a failed uprising against Chinese rule there.Two days before his victory was announced, Sangay returned to Harvard for an appearance sponsored by the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies to discuss his campaign. On Monday (April 25), he regaled his Harvard audience with stories about trekking to remote Tibetan communities to reach voters and amicably sharing meals and long cab rides over excruciatingly bad roads with his two finalist opponents. Tibetan elections are vastly different than those in the United States, he said. Even through 17 debates, “we kept it as positive as it could possibly be.”Yet Sangay said he broke with longstanding traditions of reticence among Tibetan political candidates. “The standard line was ‘I will not stand for the post, but if people vote me in, then I will serve,’ ” Sangay said. He made it clear he wanted to be Kalon Tripa by visiting Tibetan communities, the only candidate in the preliminary round to do so. “I used what I would call Americanized, Indianized campaign styles. I went to all the Tibetan settlements in India and Europe and the U.S. But then I had to find a middle way. I did not want to be seen as too Indianized and being blamed for being too aggressive, which is not appreciated as well. So even if I lose, I remain a Tibetan.”His Harvard experience “helped me a lot finding the middle ground.”Sangay, 43, forthrightly and with self-deprecating humor acknowledged he had faced senior veterans of the Tibetan exile government. “It so happened that I was not only the youngest but the least experienced in the sense I have never worked in the government in exile before, not even a single day.” He even cheerfully showed how his campaign posters were defaced with the misspelled statement, “No exprince.” He had been, however, a leader in the Tibetan Youth Congress as a student in New Delhi.So, drawing on his Harvard studies, including establishing a personal narrative and offering an expanded definition of the role of the prime minister that went beyond administration, he said he struck a chord among voters.  “The mood was for change, and I tapped into it, and it worked,” he said. It was not that dissimilar from the election of President Obama or even the selection of George W. Bush over Al Gore, he said. About 60 percent of the 110,000 Tibetans eligible to vote cast ballots.Born in Darjeeling, India, as part of an exile Tibetan community established there after the Chinese takeover in 1950, Sangay completed his studies at Delhi University and came to the United States in 1995. As a Fulbright scholar, he obtained a master’s degree (1996) and a doctorate (2004) from Harvard Law School. Sangay also was a senior research fellow of the East Asian Legal Studies Program and organized seven major conferences among Chinese, Tibetan, Indian, and Western scholars, including meetings between the Dalai Lama and Chinese scholars at Harvard.Sangay referenced those conferences when asked during an extensive question-and-answer session about his position on the Chinese rule of Tibet, a tense political issue. He said he knew many Chinese scholars personally, and “I believe in dialogue.”He said he advocates a “middle way,” or autonomy for Tibet within Chinese sovereignty. “That is the Tibetan government’s policy, and if I get elected, I must abide by the policy, and I will do so.”While he believes the election gives him legitimacy on the world stage as a Tibetan leader in a now-secular government, China is unlikely to recognize his authority; Chinese newspapers have already labeled him as a “terrorist,” he said. He has never been allowed to visit Tibet, although he has visited China.Sangay expects the Dalai Lama to continue to play a civic role, despite his request to quit public life altogether, saying he expects that role to be one of an “elder statesman.”“He will always be my spiritual leader. He will always be my source of inspiration,” Sangay said. “So my loyalty and respect for him is very strong. It’s not so much to replace him, but rather to live up to his expectation and fulfill his vision, which is that if I’m elected, I should be the head of the government and become the political face and spokesman for the Tibetan people.”Asked what he would do in his first 100 days in office, Sangay was quick to note that the “Tibet election doesn’t work this way.” But “the number one priority is always and will always remain to restore freedom in Tibet,” he said. “Domestically, improving education will be my number one priority.”By winning a five-year term as Kalon Tripa, he will get a salary of $400 a month, and a staff of about 30 to 40.“It is an honor and a privilege to serve your people and your country,” he said.last_img read more

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Recipe for a new Gen Ed course

first_imgIt’s one thing to understand the physics of sound, but quite another to build a synthesizer or figure out why the instrument resonates  better in one auditorium than another. In similar fashion, mastering the history of the black freedom struggle won’t necessarily help explain all that the #MeToo movement owes it.Starting this fall, 160 courses in the new College program in General Education are offering students the opportunity to engage with these questions and more, in ways that ask them to bridge the worlds of theory and practice across disciplines.In devising their Gen Ed courses, faculty members were asked to take creative, in-depth approaches to examining persistent, often provocative issues that affect students’ academic and social lives. The courses are distributed across four categories: Aesthetics and Culture; Ethics and Civics; Histories, Societies, Individuals; and Science and Technology in Society.How Music Works: Engineering the Acoustical WorldIn Robert Wood’s Gen Ed course, “How Music Works: Engineering the Acoustical World,” the Charles River Professor of Engineering and Applied Sciences in the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) wants students to learn the fundamentals of engineering while giving them the opportunity to be curious about acoustic experiences in everyday life. He adapted the course from his prior offering in SEAS (ES25).In his new course, students build acoustic and electronic instruments as part of the lab component, and compose original pieces to be played on those instruments. The compositions will later be cut onto vinyl records as part of a unit on music storage and preservation. For Wood, bringing together Harvard’s rich scientific and musical traditions is one of the great joys of teaching the class.“I want to dispel the myth that these concepts are not for people who have little or no experience in engineering and computer science,” he said. “It would be great to have people come out of the course with the confidence to examine phenomena or devices that they wouldn’t have explored earlier.”Race and Justice,For Tommie Shelby, Gen Ed provides a space to teach through his discipline and address urgent questions with philosophical applications in daily life. The Caldwell Titcomb Professor of African and African American Studies and of Philosophy designed his course “Race and Justice” as an avenue for those unfamiliar with philosophy to learn more about how it might be applied to public affairs and to encourage thoughtful engagement with issues and questions that are emotionally fraught and difficult to parse.“The point of ‘Race and Justice’ is to think harder about the issues at hand, because so many people regard both the questions and answers about racism as obvious,” he said. “Part of what I want to do with this course is unsettle that idea, and to show that the questions are much more complex and require much more systematic reflection than students have typically done at this point.”The class will consider hate speech and regulation, mass incarceration, discrimination, and integration, primarily through the lens of moral reasoning. Through class discussions and essays, students in Shelby’s course will be asked to formulate cogent, rational arguments to support positions on divisive issues.“This course is intellectual in the classical way of thinking about our sense of justice, but there’s a practical orientation that points beyond the world of Harvard,” said Shelby. “The world has been structured by racial injustice and, in light of this, students will have to think about how to be a responsible citizen of the country and of the world. This course is a small contribution to the process, but still an important one.”Texts in Transition,In Texts in Transition,” Ann Blair and Leah Whittington explore the development of translation, preservation, and use of texts, from cuneiform writing on clay tablets to text messages. They also bring attention to the role of archives, museums, and libraries in saving texts and making them accessible for future scholarship, as well as the processes of conservation that can occur outside of institutions.Whittington, a professor in the Department of English, points to the accidental preservation of papyrus scrolls as an example of the ways in which writing has been saved and discarded over thousands of years.“In Greco-Roman antiquity, poetry was highly prized and written on papyrus, but old papyrus scrolls were later used as material for wrapping mummies, which preserved them, along with the body of the dead person,” she said. “In the last 200 years, there’s been new interest in the writing on those papyrus rolls, and as a result we have poetry from 2,000 years ago that is preserved almost by accident.”For their semester-long project, students become “custodians” of a piece of writing and decide how and why to preserve it for future study. The process is designed to engage students with the conservation process and help them see the ways in which they apply the lessons of the course to texts in their own lives.“We want to sensitize students to the transformations involved in transmission: Texts are edited, presented and interpreted in new ways, as each generation plays a role in passing them down to the future,” said Blair, the Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor in the Department of History. “We also each affect the survival of the texts we write today by the decisions we make about what to delete and what to save and how. Those decisions have consequences we can’t always predict, because loss and survival are often also accidental, but at least we can be aware of the factors involved to inform our decisions.”Black Radicalism,In Robert Reid-Pharr’s course, “Black Radicalism,” students study also issues of race in and outside the classroom, with a focus on works by writers including James Baldwin, Angela Davis, and Frantz Fanon, published from the 1940s through the 1980s.The texts create a historical foundation for understanding contemporary protest movements like Black Lives Matter and #MeToo, which adopted some of the same methods employed by earlier activists to raise awareness about oppression. The final project will be a virtual museum hosted by the Harvard Library and Archives, with all objects curated by students.“The point of the museum project is to have the course not just be about what happened in the past, but also where radical movements are going,” said Reid-Pharr, a professor of studies of women, gender, and sexuality and of African and African American studies. “I’m excited that the students will get their hands dirty in the archives, to understand the ways in which the themes we talk about touch the institutions where they are.”For Reid-Pharr, Gen Ed not only provides an opportunity for students to learn more about his areas of expertise, but is also an opportunity to develop a different perspective on teaching.“I wanted to jump into Gen Ed in order to learn more about teaching in new ways that are more effective for student populations now,” he said. “I think the course will be a journey for the students, but also a journey for me.” Changes coming to Gen Ed 160 courses now offered, many of them new, Dean Claybaugh explains Relatedcenter_img Intensely personal, yet universal Harvard’s Gen Ed curriculum encourages broad and deep examinations of Big Questionslast_img read more

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Duo Arrested Following Traffic Stop

first_imgStock Image.JAMESTOWN – Two City of Jamestown residents were arrested following a traffic stop in the area of West 3rd and Jefferson Streets Monday night.Jamestown Police say Mary Philbrick, 25, was found allegedly in possession of less than one gram of methamphetamine and fentanyl.Police also say Braxton Achterberg, 23, was arrested on bench warrants from the City of Jamestown Court and Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office.Officers say Achterberg was taken to Jamestown City Jail pending arraignment in the case. Philbrick is charged with two counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.Officers say she was taken to city jail and later released on an appearance ticket. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Marching ants

first_imgThe homelandNative to Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay, the ant was first described in New Orleans around 1891, most likely from a coffee shipment via the port of New Orleans. As of 2001, the ant was found in 21 different states and on every continent except Antarctica. In the U.S., it is found mostly in the Southeast and Southwest, as well as Hawaii, with that number most likely on the rise. Not just a pest in urban areas, it’s also a pest of agricultural crops by tending to and defending plant-feeding insects, such as aphids and whiteflies, which destroy plant materials when feeding.Keep’em outArgentine ants, like most other pest ants, come indoors in search of food, water or shelter. With the worker ants being less than a quarter of an inch long, a gap or crack the size of a pinhead is an open invitation for them to come inside. One of the first things to do in order to keep these pesky creatures from invading is to search for entry points. Search areas around windows and doors for cracks, crevices or gaps that could provide access into the home. Use caulking, weather-stripping or other physical control barriers to keep the ants outside. (Sealing cracks, crevices and gaps around doors and windows will not only keep the insects from entering, but will also keep hot or cold air from escaping your home, potentially leading to savings on monthly utility bills.)Another way to control them is with the use of chemicals. The use of slow-acting gel baits is optimal in controlling Argentine ants inside a home and can be purchased at local home improvement stores. Remove other foodsActive ingredients such as imidacloprid, fipronil, thiamethoxam and borax (sodium tetraborate decahydrate) are all acceptable. These ingredients work slowly enough to allow the ants to transfer the insecticide to other nest mates before dying, allowing the newly contaminated ants to transfer the poison to other ants until the problem is solved.In order for these baits to be efficient, all other food and water sources must be eliminated. The ants need to feed solely on the insecticide, which is usually sweetened with sugars, in order for control to occur. If other food or water sources remain, the ants may pass up the insecticide for the other available sources. In the event that the ants do not feed on the gel bait when other resources have been removed, either a different brand of bait or active ingredient should be used. If you can’t see visible entry points for the ants and the insecticides from local home improvement stores are not helping, a professional opinion may be needed. Contact your local pest control operator for a consultation and a thorough inspection of your property. After assessing the situation, the operator will be able to use chemicals restricted only to professionals to help mitigate your ant problem, inside or outside of the home. Regardless of the season, ants can become pests in any structure. The Argentine ant (Linepithema humile), or sugar ant, frequently invades homes in Georgia. The small brown ant, one-eighth of an inch to three-sixteenths of an inch long, will make its way inside after significant periods of rain, drought, heat or cold.last_img read more

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German developer BayWa re to build Poland’s first subsidy-free solar project

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享PV Magazine:German renewables company BayWa re has begun constructing a 64.4 MW solar plant in Witnica, a town in western Poland near the German border.The project, set to be completed this year, will not benefit from Poland’s renewables incentives policy and will instead sell power to an unspecified industrial client under a yet-to-be-finalized power purchase agreement (PPA), BayWa re said.“Following our successful completion, in recent years, of projects in Spain and Germany – which were realized without subsidies – we have now reached the point where photovoltaic energy is marketable in Poland, too,” said Benedikt Ortmann, global director of solar projects at BayWa re.Few solar PPAs have been negotiated in Poland to date, with the first announced in June last year by the PGE Energia Odnawialna renewables business of state-owned utility Polska Grupa Energetyczna (PGE). The power company said at the time, a 5 MW, 10ha solar plant would be built outside the national renewables auction scheme on land owned by chemicals company Grupa Azoty Siarkopol in Świętokrzyskie Osiek, a town in the Staszów county of Świętokrzyskie province, in southern-central Poland. PGE in September signed a letter of intent with silver and copper miner KGHM Polska Miedź SA for 500 MW of solar generation capacity on the latter’s sites.Further unsubsidized projects have been announced by coal companies including Poland’s fourth largest energy business, Enea, which will build a 30 MW solar plant for the Bogdanka coal mine it holds a majority stake in. In July last year, energy company Tauron Polska Energia SA said it would install ground-mounted PV at its disused sites. Electric utility Zespół Elektrowni Pątnów-Adamów-Konin SA said in November, it would deploy a large scale PV plant at a depleted area of the extensive Adamów brown coal mine in Turek county.Poland could reach its target of 7.8 GW of solar capacity by 2030 – as outlined in the National Plan for Energy and Climate – as early as the middle of the decade, according to a recent report by the Instytut Energetyki Odnawialnej.[Emiliano Bellini]More: Construction begins on 64 MW unsubsidized Polish solar plant German developer BayWa re to build Poland’s first subsidy-free solar projectlast_img read more

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114th Congress opens, NAFCU pushing top credit union issues

first_img 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr NAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger, Senior Vice President of Government Affairs and General Counsel Carrie Hunt and others are on Capitol Hill welcoming returning and new credit union friends in the 114th Congress, advancing issues that are important to credit unions and their members.There were successes last year, but other measures only made it partway through to fruition. “NAFCU will be working to get lawmakers focused on those measures early on in an effort to expedite passage in both houses so they can go to the president for signature,” said Brad Thaler, NAFCU’s vice president of legislative affairs.One of the items on NAFCU’s “must-pass” list for the coming Congress is legislation establishing national data security standards for retailers, similar to the requirements already followed by credit unions and other financial institutions under the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act.Also a key focus will be passage of legislation to eliminate the redundant, burdensome requirement in federal law for financial institutions to send their privacy policies to account holders each year, even if the policies do not change in a given year. Such legislation was passed by the House in 2013, and a similar bill was offered in the Senate. continue reading »last_img read more

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Help fight hunger during the CHOW Walk 2020

first_imgIn an effort to bring awareness to hunger, walk 1/4 of a mile for the one out of four children who are food insecure in Broome County. This is CHOW’s biggest fundraiser of the year, the organization relies heavily on it to continue doing the important work of feeding the community. By clicking here you can lend a hand and help feed your community. According to Feeding America almost 13 percent of people in Broome County were food insecure in 2019. The pandemic made that number increase to 18 percent. Due to the pandemic, participants can choose whenever they want to walk, CHOW is encouraging those walking to follow social distancing guidelines to stay healthy. JOHNSON CITY (WBNG) — The 2020 CHOW Walk will be held virtually this year starting Oct. 1 to 9. “So to put that in numbers you’re talking roughly 25,000 increasing to 35,000,” said Les Aylesworth the Director of CHOW. “To put that into further perspective, to take those 35,000 people you would fill up NYSEG Baseball stadium six times at its capacity of full seating.”last_img read more

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