Utah State Football Continues Season Saturday at Wyoming

first_imgOctober 15, 2018 /Sports News – Local Utah State Football Continues Season Saturday at Wyoming Written by Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLARAMIE, Wyo.-Saturday, Utah State football ensues in its successful season by visiting Wyoming in a Mountain West Conference road game.The series between the Aggies and Cowboys dates back to 1903 while USU leads the all-time series 38-26-4. The Aggies have won four out of the last six games in this series.The Aggies, who routed UNLV 59-28 Saturday, received 38 votes in The Associated Press poll and 33 in the coaches poll on Sunday.Utah State, at 5-1, is off to its best start since 1978 and the Aggies seek their first 6-1 start since 1974.A win at War Memorial Stadium Saturday also gives Utah State a 3-0 start in conference play for the second time, with the first coming in 2015.A victory against the Cowboys also makes the Aggies bowl eligible for the seventh time in the past eight seasons.Since joining the Mountain West in 2013, the Aggies are 25-17 (.595) all-time in conference play and 10-10 on the road.The Aggies’ explosive offense is averaging 55.8 points and 505.6 yards per game during its current five-game winning streak as well. Overall, on the season, the Aggies are averaging 51.7 points per game.The Aggies and Cowboys are vying for the “Bridger Rifle,” a .50 caliber Rocky Mountain Hawken rifle as they compete in “Bridger’s Battle,” named for famed Wyoming/Utah mountain man Jim Bridger. Tags: Bridger Rifle/Jim Bridger/Mountain West/The Associated Press/Utah State Football/War Memorial Stadium/Wyoming Footballlast_img read more

USNS Spearhead Starts Cameroonian Phase of APS

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today USNS Spearhead Starts Cameroonian Phase of APS View post tag: africa The USNS Spearhead and its embarked detachment of U.S. Navy Sailors, civil service mariners and U.S., Spanish and British Marines began the Cameroonian phase of Africa Partnership Station (APS) March 11, 2015 in Douala, Cameroon.Spearhead will function as a training platform for Cameroonian marines to practice maritime interdiction boardings in preparation for Obangame Express 2015, an upcoming multinational maritime security exercise, focusing on interoperability.While in port, Spearhead will host a shipboard visit attended by U.S. ambassador to Cameroon Michael S. Hoza and Vice Commander, U.S. 6th Fleet Rear Admiral Thomas Reck.[mappress mapid=”15369″]Image: US Navy View post tag: USNS Spearhead View post tag: phase USNS Spearhead Starts Cameroonian Phase of APS View post tag: News by topic Authorities View post tag: APS View post tag: Naval View post tag: Navy View post tag: Cameroonian View post tag: starts Share this article March 12, 2015last_img read more


first_imgIS IT TRUE it seems as though VW Sports LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of VenueWorks that manages and owns a semi-professional hockey team known as the Evansville Thunderbolts has officially become the 100% owner of the team?  …the Thunderbolts practice and plays at the Ford Center?…we are told that in any real world scenario this would constitute a conflict of interest  since VenueWorks is hired by the City of Evansville to manage the Ford Center?IS IT TRUE the Evansville Icemen started out playing at Swonder Ice Rink located on the former Roberts Stadium property?  … they actually made the finals of their league in their last season there?IS IT TRUE were told that their are twice as many comps tickets given away for the Thunderbolts home games than paying customers?  …at this point its obvious that Swonder would be a more cost effective place for the Thunderbolts to play?…it also looks like the semi-pro hockey fans of this community have seemly lost some interest in hockey since the IceMen left town?  …it is a shame that it costed us $127 Million to find that out?IS IT TRUE Evansville is and has always been a town that loves a good game of baseball?…the AAA franchise of the Minnesota Twins called the Evansville Triplets always sold plenty of tickets and put on a good show over at Bosse Field?…the children of Evansville could talk about how last year’s Triplets moved up to the big leagues after signing autographs here?…back when former Mayors Weinzapfel and Russ Lloyd Jr were locked in a competitive campaign, Weinzapfel derided Lloyd for being a fool for wanting to spend a paltry $20 Million on a downtown baseball stadium that was poised to host a AAA team affiliated with the Los Angeles Dodgers and owned by some retired major league players including Evansville native Don Mattingly?…the poetic justice of calling someone else’s $20 Million baseball stadium folly while plotting to build a $127 million dollar arena thats is causing a serious financial burden on River City for a good long time?IS IT TRUE we are hearing that the cost of operating the Evansville Thunderbolts could possibly go up because of a contractural amendment between  VW Sports LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of VenueWorks and the City of Evansville? ..we wonder how much more than a million bucks will the City of Evansville are willing to lose for attempting to have a competitive Semi-Pro hockey team in the less than financially successful Ford Center? …please read tomorrows IS IT TRUE and you shall see what we are talking about?IS IT TRUE that in 1950 a full 87% of the working age men in the United States had a job?…that number has been slowly dropping since then until the number today is only 67%?…that amounts to roughly 30 million able bodied men of prime working age who are electing not to participate in the American economy by working for a living?…every one of these people is a burden on either someone else or on the taxpayers?…the loss of working men in our society is at a crisis point?FOOTNOTES: Todays “READERS POLL” question is: Do you feel comfortable with the fact that the owners of VenueWorks now has 100% controlling interest of the Thunderbolt Hockey team?We urge you to take time and click the section we have reserved for the daily recaps of the activities of our local Law Enforcement professionals. This section is located on the upper right side of our publication.If you would like to advertise or submit and article in the CCO please contact us City-County [email protected] County Observer has been serving our community for 18 years.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

O.C. Library Project Awaits State Funding Decision

first_imgCurbside pickup continues at the Ocean City Free Public Library. By Maddy VitaleThe Ocean City Free Public Library is hoping to secure state grants to provide funding for a major $1.3 million renovation project to enhance and expand the facility’s second floor.But the process for obtaining those grants is taking time and it could push the project start date into the winter instead of the fall, library officials said.On July 1, library officials will know whether the facility qualifies for state matching grants or if they are to proceed without the additional funds.The building improvements consist of an expansion of the young adults section, new furnishings, brighter lighting and more quiet space for study time as well as a “maker space” for do-it-yourself types of projects.“With taxpayer money we want to do our due diligence,” Jennifer Shirk, president of the Library Board of Trustees, said in an interview Monday before a trustees meeting. “Unfortunately, while we want the project done as quickly as possible, there is a process. We want to be fiscally responsible and we want it done right.”Members of the library’s Board of Trustees and city officials agreed on the best way to ensure the project is built without placing a burden on taxpayers, even before they discussed matching state grants.From left, library president Jennifer Shirk, architect William McLees and library director Karen Mahar tout the renovation project.Funding for the renovation project will come from the city’s library tax. The library tax will not increase to finance construction and the city agreed to bond the project. The library has agreed to pay back the city for the bonds.Karen Mahar, the library director, learned of grants through the Library Construction Bond Act. Although it has delayed the project, it could result in a savings to the community in the long run, officials noted.“In November of 2017 there was $125 million in matching grant money from the state,” Mahar said of the pool of money. “I looked into it to see if our library could qualify. We have a lot of funding, so I didn’t think we would. When I got in touch with my contact at the state library and found out it is a matching grant and we did qualify, I was hopeful we would get it.”If the library is unsuccessful in obtaining the grants, the project will go on as planned in the fall, officials said. However, construction would likely begin in the winter if the city secures the grants because of the review process needed for the funding.Architect William McLees of William McLees Architecture in Somers Point is handling the plan to modernize the facility and make it more user-friendly.Here is a link to the project’s rendering: https://ocnjdaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/library-renovation-rendering-2.pdfThe library, located in the Ocean City Community Center, at 1735 Simpson Ave., has needed updates for a while, officials said. It was built in 1990 and expanded in 2008 but has not undergone a renovation since then.The library is a hub of activity for patrons. In addition to all types of books, there are daily events, programs and lectures.Architect William McLees uses a rendering to show the plans for the renovation in a presentation last year.Both Shirk and Mahar explained that with a change in the state administration, the new governor, Phil Murphy, is taking longer than they had expected to make decisions on which libraries qualify for matching grants.“Karen (Mahar) did excellent research into the grants,” Shirk noted.The two remain hopeful that the grants will be made available to offset the costs of the renovation. If so, then the project will go forward in the winter. If not, the fall is still the plan, they said.“We know in the end it was the best thing,” Shirk said of looking into ways to save the taxpayers’ money. “We are ready to go. We have the architectural drawings and the engineering plans in place, and we are in touch with the city. We feel even if we aren’t eligible, by waiting, we did what we could for the taxpayers.”For more information visit the Ocean City Free Public Library at www.oceancitylibrary.org or call 609-399-2434.Renovations to the second floor will include better lighting, an expansion of the “young adults” section and new furnishings.last_img read more

Greenhalgh’s goes back to roots with 60th store

first_imgFamily-owned baker Greenhalgh’s will be opening its 60th store in its home town of Bolton this month.The award-winning bakery, which has been trading for more than half a century, produces pies, pasties and cakes. It will be opening its doors on 31 October on Chorley Old Road in Heaton and will create five new jobs. Denise Heaton is returning to the company as the new store’s manager.David Smart, production director and second generation baker at Greenhalgh’s, said: “Bolton has been our home for over half a century and, in the current economic climate, we are very happy to be able to offer some new employment opportunities in the town.“This will be our sixth store in the area, which is a testament to the following we have developed over the years. It appears that even fans who leave the region miss our quality products and northern charm – as we often receive emails, letters and phone calls asking for a delivery of a red cross parcel packed with our pies, pasties and pastries.”Greenhalgh’s produces a vast range of baked goods in Lancashire, Greater Manchester and Merseysidefor consumers, in addition to retail, supermarket, catering and wholesale markets. The bakery has gained celebrity fans including The Wanted’s Tom Parker and rugby league player Shaun Briscoe.last_img read more

New genetic links for Crohn’s, colitis

first_imgCrohn’s disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC) — inflammatory diseases of the gastrointestinal tract — have puzzled the scientific community for decades. Ten years ago, researchers recognized that both genes and environment contributed to these diseases but knew little about precisely how and why illness occurred.Today, researchers from across the CD and UC communities have come together to share raw data as well as newly collected genetic information to dissect the biology of a group of conditions that affect millions of people worldwide. Their research centers on the two diseases, which are collectively known as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and suggests a fundamental connection between risk of IBD and genes involved in other immune-related diseases and the immune system’s response to pathogens. The work by researchers from the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Yale School of Medicine, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, and dozens of other organizations appears in a Nature paper this week.“This study marks the first time we’ve acquired and combined the raw data from so many research studies around the world and also the first time we’ve jointly analyzed Crohn’s with ulcerative colitis,” said Mark Daly, one of the senior authors of the work and senior associate member of the Broad Institute and co-director of its Program in Medical and Population Genetics. Daly is also chief of the Analytic and Translational Genetics Unit at MGH and an associate professor at Harvard Medical School (HMS). “We’ve been able, with this study, to evaluate the evidence for both diseases simultaneously, and discovered that the majority of genetic risk factors are associated with both diseases.”“There’s been a paradigm shift in our understanding of IBD. This gene discovery process offers an opportunity to begin identifying new targets for treatment, better diagnostic tools, and, in the long term, personalized care for patients,” said co-author HMS Associate Professor of Medicine Ramnik Xavier, a senior associate member of the Broad Institute, and chief of gastroenterology and director of the Center for the Study of Inflammatory Bowel Disease at MGH. “We now have the necessary starting material to understand the pathways that contribute to Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, and we also have a framework to better appreciate that they may not be two distinct diseases, but rather collections of many different diseases.”Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis have much in common: Both cause many of the same gastrointestinal symptoms and both are marked by an improper response by the body’s immune system to harmless cells or bacteria.  Over the past 10 years, researchers have performed genomewide association studies, looking across the genomes of thousands of patients with either CD or UC and comparing them with genomes from people who do not have these diseases to find significant genetic differences. The new study not only brings together the original data from those previous analyses, but also adds genetic information from another 40,000 people either with or without a form of IBD.“If we want to get more hits but also dissect the differences between Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis or understand the commonalities, we really need to share all of our genetic data,” said co-first author Stephan Ripke, a researcher at the Broad Institute and MGH. Ripke worked closely with co-first author Luke Jostins of the Sanger Institute to combine and then analyze genetic information collected by researchers from many different institutions.The new study identified 71 additional genetic associations for IBD, many of which have been previously implicated in other immune-related disorders, including ankylosing spondylitis and psoriasis. The new research also suggests a strong overlap between IBD susceptibility genes and genes tied to the immune system’s response to mycobacterial infections, including tuberculosis and leprosy. Researchers have observed similarities between the immune response in CD and that seen in tuberculosis, and they hypothesize that CD could be an aberrant response to certain harmless organisms present in the gut that trigger a similar reaction.In addition to drawing upon original data from previous studies, the work utilizes a relatively new tool known as the immunochip, which samples 200,000 sites in the genome previously tied to autoimmune and inflammatory diseases.“As a research community, we designed this array to target genes involved in immune-mediated diseases of all kinds,” said Daly. “This is one of our first studies using the immunochip, and there are many more results that will emerge from these studies — within IBD and across immune diseases.”At the Broad Institute, researchers are already pursuing some of the pathways identified in previous studies of UC and CD, including autophagy, a process in which infected cells eat themselves to combat microbes.“This work gives us additional leads to pursue,” said Xavier. “It gives us an opportunity for high-quality, translational research, allowing us to identify core pathways involved in IBD and better understand how genes interact with each other and with the environment, illuminating new pathways that contribute to disease.”last_img read more

The whistleblower’s story

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Genuine therapists fight ‘tainted’ massage sector image

first_imgNZ Herald 18 April 2018Family First Comment: Family First quoted in this article, asking for a review of the Prostitution Reform Act which has failed both communities and vulnerable and abused women (and some men) who work in the so-called ‘industry’.Chia said some Chinese and Thai massage shops had tainted the sector and many New Zealanders now associated oriental massage and massage therapists with sex.At Jula Thai Massage in Kingsland, owner Oubonwan Tan has a sign warning customers that any form of sexual harassment will not be tolerated.“We only provide Thai massage treatment, it does not involve any sexual activities,” the sign reads.”We reserve the right to ask you to leave or to have you removed if you in breach to our staff (sic).”Tan, who had worked at several other Thai massage centres – including one that had been closed down following a Labour Inspectorate investigation – said therapists were often propositioned for sex acts.Family First New Zealand is calling for a critical review of the 2003 Prostitution Reform Act and is opposed to calls to allow international students and other temporary migrants to work legally in the commercial sex industry.“Allowing migrants on student visa or work visa to work as prostitutes will simply open up a huge market for trafficking and exploitation which, based on anecdotal evidence, is already happening,” said spokesman Bob McCoskrie.“More and more vulnerable people are becoming victims because of the flawed decriminalisation of prostitution.”McCoskrie said a government report on prostitution after decriminalisation found that street workers experienced up to three times more violence than other workers including rape, holding against will and physical violence – which were reported less than 20 per cent of the time.“How can we be serious about reducing sexual violence against women when the state legitimises the sexual abuse and exploitation of vulnerable people,” he said.“There is a healthy stigma against prostitution, and for good reason.”Debbie Wiesehan, manager of Streetreach, said she would hate for New Zealand to be known as a place where women could come to work in prostitution.Wiesehan said many migrant sex workers feared authorities and weren’t reporting exploitation because they were afraid of their minder or immigration status.READ MORE: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12021100Keep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

Evans in squad to face Israel

first_img Evans had been left out of the original squad after suffering a quad injury during Hull’s pre-match warm-up against Crystal Palace earlier this month. However, he has now been added to Michael O’Neill’s party after passing a fitness test. Northern Ireland have called up Corry Evans for Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier against Israel. Press Associationcenter_img Northern Ireland’s game against Russia was called off due to snow on Friday and then again on Saturday, meaning they need a result on Tuesday to salvage anything from what had been seen as an important double header at home. Evans adds to O’Neill’s midfield options in the absence of Chris Baird, who would have been suspended against Russia before coming into contention against Israel. last_img read more

Ellsworth Elks Soccer Shoot to be held Saturday

first_imgELLSWORTH — This year’s Ellsworth Elks Soccer Shoot has been scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 24.The event pits youth soccer players of all ages against one another in a shooting contest that provides a stern test of each player’s accuracy and power. More than 500,000 youth soccer players are expected to participate this year as Elks lodges across the country host qualifying tournaments in the coming weeks.Competitions are divided into boys’ and girls’ divisions with U8, U10, U12 and U14 classifications provided for each. The winners from each classification will advance to a district competition, where they will have a chance to reach the state and then regional championships.Hancock County had one particularly noteworthy contestant last year as Jacob Bagley of Hancock won the local, district and state crowns at the U12 level. The wins earned Bagley the chance to compete in the regional championships in Colonie, N.Y., last November.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textThe competition will begin at 8:30 a.m. at Ellsworth Elementary-Middle School’s Del Luce Stadium. There is no charge for entry.last_img read more