SUU Football Celebrates Cedar City Night Saturday Against Nationally-Ranked UC Davis

first_img Tags: SUU Football/UC Davis Football FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCEDAR CITY, Utah-Saturday, after playing their best game of the season in many respects, in a 29-14 loss to Weber State, Southern Utah (1-6, 0-3 in Big Sky Conference play) hosts No. 22 (STATS FCS)/No. 23 (AFCA Coaches) UC Davis.The Thunderbirds rank 90th nationally in scoring offense (22.1 points per game). Redshirt sophomore quarterback Chris Helbig completes 63.1 percent of his passes on the season (164-260) for 1,703 yards, nine touchdowns and eight interceptions. He has also run for a team-best five touchdowns.Redshirt junior tailback James Felila (74 car, 248 yards, 2 TD’s) and sophomore back Thomas Duckett (6 car, 140 yards, TD) have each carried the rushing burden for the Thunderbirds.Sophomore tailback Lance Lawson (57 rec, 524 yards, 3 TD’s) remains SUU’s overall leading receiver while freshman receiver Zach Nelson (13 rec, 200 yards, 3 TD’s) is tied for the receiving touchdowns lead on the squad. Senior receiver Carlos Baker (6 rec, 132 yards) leads the Thunderbirds with 22 yards per catch.Junior kicker Manny Berz has returned to action, making 1 of 2 field goals on the season in the loss to Weber State. Redshirt junior kicker/punter Kekoa Sasaoka has made 19 of 20 PAT’s for the Thunderbirds.SUU ranks 118th nationally in scoring defense (39.4 points per game). Sophomore defensive lineman Aaron Romero (4 sacks, forced fumble) is among the Thunderbirds’ defensive stalwarts. In interceptions, redshirt senior safety Nathaniel Vaughn, redshirt freshman cornerback Carlton Johnson and junior cornerback Khalid Taylor have a pick apiece on the season.In forced fumbles, redshirt sophomore linebacker Quaid Murray, sophomore defensive end Francis Bemiy and redshirt senior safety Kyle Hannemann each have one in addition to Romero’s.Last Saturday, the Aggies snapped a 3-game losing streak by pummeling Cal Poly 48-24. This was UC Davis’ first Big Sky win of the season.UC Davis ranks 48th nationally in scoring offense (30.3 points per game). Senior signal-caller Jake Maier completes 65.9 percent of his passes on the season (199-302) for 2,243 yards (2nd in the nation) for 18 touchdowns (tied for 8th nationally with Northern Arizona’s Case Cookus and Felix Harper of Alcorn) and nine interceptions.Maier, who ranks fifth nationally with 320.4 yards per game, is only 157 yards away from 10,000 career passing yards. The only other Aggies quarterback to exceed 10,000 yards in his career is former NFL/CFL journeyman signal-caller J.T. O’Sullivan, who starred at UC Davis from 1998-2001.Sophomore tailback Ulonzo Gilliam Jr. (131 car, 607 yards, 6 TD’s) is the Aggies’ leading rusher.Maier has several stellar targets at his disposal. They include sophomore receiver Carson Crawford (33 rec, 428 yards, 3 TD’s), junior wide-out Kris Vaughn (33 rec, 397 yards for a team-best 6 TD’s) and senior tight end Wes Preece (24 rec, 298 yards, 5 TD’s).Graduate student kicker/punter Max O’Rourke has made 8 of his 10 field goal attempts on the season and 24 of his 25 PAT’s for the Aggies.UC Davis is tied for 73rd nationally (29.9 points per game) in scoring defense with Murray State.Redshirt freshman linebacker Nick Eaton (4.5 sacks, four pass breakups, three forced fumbles) is the Aggies’ overall defensive leader.Sophomore defensive back Devon King and junior defensive back Isaiah Thomas have two interceptions apiece for the Aggies. King has also forced three fumbles on the season for UC Davis.The Aggies lead the all-time series against the Thunderbirds 11-9, but SUU has taken six of the last seven contests overall. October 17, 2019 /Sports News – Local SUU Football Celebrates Cedar City Night Saturday Against Nationally-Ranked UC Davis Brad James Written bylast_img read more

USS Gerald R. Ford Sailors Train on EMALS

first_img View post tag: sailors View post tag: Naval View post tag: EMALS Share this article USS Gerald R. Ford Sailors Train on EMALS View post tag: americas November 14, 2014 View post tag: Navycenter_img Authorities View post tag: News by topic View post tag: USS Gerald R. Ford In late October, 16 Sailors from the USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) became the first in the fleet officially trained to operate the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS).The initial 10-day training was created for senior leadership either directly involved with launching operations or who perform supervisory duties from CVN 78’s V-2 who maintain the ship’s aircraft launch and recovery equipment.These members of the ship’s pre-commissioning crew learned the ins and outs of EMALS during classroom instruction and the realistic experience of launching aircraft, under normal and abnormal scenarios, via simulation at contractor General Atomics’ (GA) Ship Set Control Lab in San Diego.Five more training sessions will convene at Lakehurst between early 2015 and mid-2016, using the EMALS test site, where operators and maintainers from CVN 78 as well as CNATT instructors and Carrier and Field Service representatives will get up close and personal with the technology.EMALS is currently being installed and undergoing numerous subsystem assessments on the path toward shipboard certification. The system is slated to make its debut in the fleet aboard the USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), scheduled to deliver in 2016.[mappress mapid=”14431″]Press release, Image: US Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Gerald R. Ford Sailors Train on EMALS View post tag: trainlast_img read more

First Lady Visits Evansville

first_imgOn November 13, 1937, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt visited Evansville to address the Woman’s Rotary Club. While here, she accompanied Mayor William Dress (left) and Congressman John W. Boehne, Jr. (right) to Locust Hill Cemetery, where she laid flowers on the grave of James Bethel Gresham, the first American to die in World War I. Afterwards, the First Lady was taken to Lincoln Gardens, then under construction, before heading to the Hotel McCurdy. During a press conference, she praised the city for recovering rapidly from a major flood earlier that yearFOOTNOTES: We want to thank Patricia Sides, Archivist of Willard Library for contributing this picture that shall increase people’s awareness and appreciation of Evansville’s rich history. If you have any historical pictures of Vanderburgh County or Evansville please contact please contact Patricia Sides, Archivist Willard Library at 812) 425-4309, ext. 114 or e-mail her at www.willard.lib.in.us.Our next “IS IT TRUE” will be posted on this coming WEDNESDAY?Please take time and read our newest feature article entitled “HOT JOBS”posted in this section are from Evansville proper.If you would like to advertise in the CCO please contact us [email protected] “Readers Poll” question is: If the Republican primary was held today for Vanderburgh County Commissioner who would you vote for?Copyright 2015 City County Observer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributedFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more


first_imgBoils need to be lanced, ears need to be unwaxed and tongues need to be bitten. That’s the rather messy – and painful-sounding – scenario facing those charged with bringing the disparate elements of the industry together to create a unified voice for skills training, following turning-point talks between student leaders and sector skills council Improve this week (pg 5).Everybody in the industry has an opinion on skills provision – or the lack of it. Most are passionate about it. Many have gripes. But one thing is certain: nobody is happy with the current situation and things must change quickly.The baking industry will need 16,000 new craftspeople over the next seven years, according to estimates, but the leadership to tackle this demand has been missing.While Improve – a strategic body rather than a skills provider – recently launched a modular, flexible qualifications framework, which it says has the backing of the industry, one major question has emerged: who’s going to deliver it?Further education bakery colleges have declined from over 20 to under 10 in eight years, and there has been an almost complete withdrawal of work-based learning providers. Meanwhile, there is a generation of trainers approaching retirement and there is no clear career path to attract young people into the profession. There are chicken-and-egg scenarios left, right and centre.Thankfully, the Alliance for Bakery Students & Trainees has grasped the bull by the horns and will spearhead plans for a Centre of Bakery Excellence – a plan that received the full backing of Improve in the crunch meeting this week.So what is a Centre of Bakery Excellence? Would it have satellite academies at the various bakery colleges? What about training of bakery tutors, craft skills and work-based learning? And how could we best tap government resources?It is crucial that stakeholders voice their opinions, clear the air and back this initiative over the coming months. Last year, the government’s Leitch Report threatened to make employers’ provision of skills to Level 2 a legal requirement if not enough is done to address skills shortages by 2010. If the carrot of a better-skilled industry is not incentive enough to take action, then surely the stick of regulation will be.last_img read more

Press release: UK welcomes formation of new Government in Lebanon

first_img Follow Foreign Office Minister Alistair Burt @AlistairBurtUK Follow the Foreign Office on Twitter @foreignoffice and Facebook Minister of State for the Middle East, Alistair Burt MP, said: Media enquiries Email [email protected]center_img For journalists I congratulate President Aoun and Prime Minister Hariri and welcome the announcement of the formation of Lebanon’s new government. This is an important moment for Lebanon. The new government will have the increasingly important task of protecting Lebanon’s sovereignty, security and stability, including through implementing the policy of disassociation from regional conflicts, and abiding by the provisions of all relevant UN Security Council Resolutions, including 1559 and 1701. The United Kingdom will continue to support these goals, including strengthening the Lebanese Armed Forces in its role as Lebanon’s sole and legitimate defender. This is a very important time for the Lebanese economy, and we look forward to rapid progress being made on the commitments made at the CEDRE Conference in Paris on 6 April last year. The UK-Lebanon Business and Investment forum in London on December 12 was an important moment in demonstrating Lebanon’s commitment to delivering key economic reforms, and now is the time for action. The United Kingdom remains committed to supporting Lebanon, particularly in the fields of security, education and economic growth, as well as by providing support to its most vulnerable.last_img read more

The Great British Blog Off: Week 1

first_imgThink you could handle Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood’s technical challenges? British Baker has enlisted two professional bakers to examine every episode from this year’s The Great British Bake Off: Gerhard Jenne and Charlotte Green.Gerhard Jenne founded Konditor & Cook in 1993. During his apprenticeship as a konditor (pastry chef) in Munich, Gerhard developed a taste for fine and indulgent cakes, contrasting with an interest in healthy, savoury whole food.Charlotte Green is responsible for Langs of London. From the age of seventeen she began to work in commercial kitchens alongside her A Levels, teaching herself the science behind baking. She now runs her own bespoke cake company, producing a variety of cakes.Gerhard“Irrespective of looks, a cake should always deliver on taste.”This being the fourth series of The Great British Bake Off, the producers behind the programme have given us a baker’s dozen: 13 contestants. This increased the drama as there is the possibility that two bakers could leave in one of the episodes.By the end I felt two were definitely ready for the chop, but this being TV there are also rules – and the youngest one, Ruby, wasn’t going to fall at the first hurdle.Before it got this far, however, all 13 contestants had to deliver on three pretty steep challenges: Signature Sandwich, Mary Berry’s Angel Cake as the ’technical challenge’, and a no-holes barred chocolate cake creation.There was plenty that could go wrong, and the contestants had a messy time of it, but there was also an opportunity to shine.This year, I admit that I had a peak at the contestants’ bios beforehand and thought that Mark, the satellite engineer, might be the one to look out for. Precision and technical ability are positive traits in a baker, and he appeared to have plenty of both. It came to no surprise that he kept his cool and won the first round.Frances and Lucy impressed me with their imagination. The sandwich and squirrel cakes were fun, and the thyme and chocolate number showed courage and was pretty to look at too.Irrespective of looks a cake should always deliver on taste, and I have a feeling that Howard might impress us even more in future. I certainly fancied trying his gluten free sandwich, as well as his indulgent re-mastered Black Forest Cake – that’s if Mary and Paul didn’t gobble it all up!Charlotte“Most contestants overcomplicated their designs.”For their first ’signature bake’, judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood requested a British classic ‘with a twist’, testing technique, understanding of flavour combinations and basic presentation.A practiced recipe of the contestants’ own choosing should have been a breeze, but mistakes were made in this time-critical task, noticeably the use of deeply-filled pans requiring long, slow cooking.Mark’s failure to pre-heat resulted in raw cake, and Ruby cried over her curdled crème patissiere, having overheated the eggs. Glenn’s bulky strawberry cake was rightly labelled “awkward” but Beca’s grapefruit drizzle impressed, and Howard’s gluten-free recipe paid off, despite melted filling.The technical challenge tests baking knowledge by omitting instructions. This week’s fatless Angel Food Cake, leavened with beaten egg whites, was a clever choice, identifying those bakers whose repertoires exceed sponges.Whilst Ruby struggled with beating and folding, Christine, Kim and Ali disastrously greased their special tins. The batter must grip both the outside edge of the tin and the central tube in order to rise; greasing prevents this. Toby also sugared his tin, which would have worked, had he not accidently substituted salt for sugar. Mark cooled his cake with the largest, heaviest expanse of crumb at the top, causing it to collapse.The ’showstopper’ task was an elaborate chocolate cake with tempered chocolate decoration. This process of heating and cooling to form small, uniform cocoa butter crystals in the chocolate structure is notoriously tricky for beginners. Despite this, most contestants overcomplicated their designs, or attempted to work with large pieces beyond their skill level.Rob’s technique of using balloons to form chocolate raspberry bowls was simple but brilliant, combined with some obviously practiced, two-tone chocolate cigarellos. Ali’s chocolate was melted rather than tempered and the result was branded “childish”, whilst Toby, Deborah and Glen presented over-baked, flavourless cakes.Rob was deservedly declared this week’s Star Baker, whilst Toby, with his salt disaster and dry chocolate cake, was eliminated.Christine, Beca, Frances and Howard show promise, and it will be interesting to watch as they progress onto breadsticks and decorative loaves in next week’s episode.You can read Gerhard’s blog here.Follow Konditor & Cook on Twitter: @konditorandcookCharlotte’s personal blog can be found here.Follow Langs of London on Twitter: @LangsofLondonlast_img read more

Brook Food and Mark Bennett launch new course

first_imgWilliton-based equipment company Brook Food has teamed up with award-winning master baker Mark Bennett, owner of Patisserie Mark Bennett, to launch a three-day intensive bakery course aimed at those looking to start a commercial bakery business.The hands-on residential programme will see participants learn the skills and techniques to make products seen in artisan bakeries up and down the country.Participants will gain expertise and learn first-hand the behind the scenes essentials to produce commercial bakery products from successful and current master baker Bennett, winner of British Baker’s Baker of the Year accolade at the Baking Industry Awards in 2014.The course covers a huge number of products, which will be demonstrated through hands-on presentations. The course will be held in a commercial test bakery, using equipment found in modern bakeries.During the three days there will be sessions dedicated to bread making, lamination and patisserie, with many methods and recipes being covered.Included in the price are two nights’ bed and breakfast accommodation, lunches and two evening meals.For more information or to book your place contact 01984 640401.Brook Food recently teamed up with Scottish Bakers for a five-day study tour to Italy.last_img read more

Lettuce Shares Video For Brand New Song Ahead Of Fall Tour [Watch]

first_imgFans of Lettuce should be very excited, as the space-funk powerhouse is embarking on their “Sounds Like A Party” fall tour this week. After slamming through festival slots at Bonnaroo, High Sierra, Lockn’, among several others, the band will be spacing out these next few months across the country with appearances at Catskill Chill, Bear Creek Bayou, Suwannee Hulaween, two nights at NYC’s PlayStation Theater, Dominican Holidaze, Jam Cruise, and more.Less than a year after releasing their latest record Crush, Lettuce is already cooking up some new flavors. The band is clearly ready to share some new material on the road, providing a taste of what’s to come in the video clip below. Check out the “brand new song” below:For fans of Lettuce, be sure to catch drummer Adam Deitch, bassist Jesus Coomes,  guitarist Adam Smirnoff, keyboardist Neal Evans, trumpeter Eric Bloom, and saxophonist Ryan Zoidis at the second annual Brooklyn Comes Alive on October 22nd. With 50+ musicians from Dead & Co., The Disco Biscuits, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, The String Cheese Incident, Dopapod, and more, fans will have the opportunity to see their favorite musicians play in completely new, unique collaborations alongside some of the greatest. More details here.Lettuce Tour Schedule:9.20 – New Haven, CT9.21 – Providence, RI9.22 – Buffalo, NY9.23 – Pittsburgh, PA9.24 – Lakewood, PA9.28 – Charlotte, NC9.29 – Birmingham, AL9.30 – New Orleans, LA10.1 – New Orleans, LA10.4 – Memphis, TN10.5 – Knoxville, TN10.6 – Columbia, SC10.7 – Corolla, NC10.8 – Wilmington, NC10.11 – Lafayette, IN10.12 – Urbana, IL10.13 – St. Louis, MO10.14 – Kansas City, MO10.15 – Denver, CO10.26 – Baltimore, MD10.27 – Charlottesville, VA10.28 – Asheville, NC10.29 – Live Oak, FL11.2 – San Antonio, TX11.3 – Houston, TX11.4 – Dallas, TX11.5 – Austin, TX11.6 – Tulsa, OK11.9 – Louisville, KY11.11 – New York, NY11.12 – New York, NY11.26 – San Francisco, CA12.1 – Pantanal, Dominican Republic12.30 – Portland, ME12.31 – Boston, MAlast_img read more

Update on panel’s examination of April arrest

first_img The Daily Gazette Sign up for daily emails to get the latest Harvard news. On April 13, the Cambridge Police Department arrested a Harvard College student, a development that sparked concerns on campus and in the larger community. In the days that followed, then-President Drew Faust sent a message to the community expressing her concern, noting that the student was in obvious distress. She called for a better understanding of how that had happened and whether authorities could have interceded earlier and more effectively.To help ensure that the facts surrounding the arrest are clear and that recommendations are made for the future, a review committee was established, chaired by Annette Gordon-Reed, Charles Warren Professor of American Legal History at Harvard Law School and professor of history in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. The committee worked through the summer and plans to issue a final report and recommendations this fall. The Gazette spoke with Gordon-Reed about the committee’s activities so far, and its next steps.Q&AAnnette Gordon-ReedGAZETTE: What was your reaction when you heard the news and saw the footage of the student arrest back in April?GORDON-REED: It was shocking. I know that area well from being a student, and as a professor at the Law School. With the advent of cellphone cameras, videos of police/citizen interactions have become all too familiar. I’ve seen so many videos of that nature, but this was happening in a place I know well. I was in California at the time, and one of my students at the Law School emailed me about what happened pretty soon afterward. I think President Faust was speaking for so many of us when she called the event “profoundly disturbing.”GAZETTE: Shortly after the arrest, a review committee was put together with you as chair. What can you tell us about the work the committee has been doing?GORDON-REED: It has been a really busy summer for us. We’ve had about seven meetings with the whole committee together, as well as additional subcommittee-type meetings to discuss specific issues. When the formation of the review committee was announced, we created an email address to get community input. Our first order of business was to read through the dozens of messages that came in. Then we gathered a lot of survey data and reports on topics that came up in the messages and in conversations in the immediate aftermath of the event. We got copies of the protocols that Harvard College, the Harvard University Police Department (HUPD), and Harvard University Health Services (HUHS) follow in emergency situations, and of documentation of what happened on the night of the incident. The Committee met with representatives from the College, HUHS, and HUPD, and spoke with students, including representatives of Black Students Organizing for Change. We also met with John Wilson, who is advising President Larry Bacow on, among other things, the implementation of the recommendations of the Task Force on Inclusion and Belonging. Unfortunately, given that they are currently undergoing an independent review of this incident, the Cambridge Police Department (CPD) was unable to meet with us.So overall it was a lot of information to take in, but necessary to what we are trying to accomplish. We see the scope of our review as looking at three distinct phases of activity: 1) the events leading up to the incident; 2) the circumstances of the incident itself; and 3) the community reaction to it. From all our discussions, one thing is clear: Everyone shares the goal of making sure our students are safe and have resources available to them when they need them.GAZETTE: Although you did not meet with them, are you also reviewing the actions of the CPD?GORDON-REED: At the end of the day, the protocols and practices of CPD are beyond the scope of our charge, and beyond the scope of our authority, actually. The review committee was asked to “identify opportunities for improvement across a range of institutional activities” at Harvard. Our overriding goal is to determine what actions we can take here at Harvard to address the concerns this incident has raised for our community.GAZETTE: What kind of concerns have you been hearing?GORDON-REED: Well, there have been some consistent themes in what people have been reporting to us. First, we heard many different understandings of what to expect from an emergency response. There was confusion on the part of some about why a call to HUHS would result in police coming to the scene, while others always assume the police will be involved as first responders to medical emergencies. And a lot of people talked about the three phone numbers on the back of the Harvard ID. It’s important for us all to understand how members of the community are choosing which number to call, and what assumptions are driving those choices.We’ve also heard that many would have liked HUPD to have been on the scene that night, even though the incident occurred off campus. What can we expect from HUPD in incidents that occur off campus? So it’s a combination of evaluating our current practices while at the same time trying to understand what the community’s expectations are. This is a challenge that takes on particular urgency as we expand our campus and think about students passing through multiple jurisdictions as they move from the Yard to new facilities in Allston.We also heard questions about whether our campus resources are serving all members of our community well. The community reaction to the April incident highlighted the need to better understand the concerns that members of our community who feel vulnerable have about their safety, and what they experience when they try to get access to health and other resources.And finally, there were real concerns expressed about the levels of dangerous drinking that occurred at the College’s Yardfest event. This year there were 18 medical transports, which is an eye-popping increase compared with past years. That clearly was a strain on first-responder resources.GAZETTE: What has surprised you most about this process so far?GORDON-REED: How many moving parts there are. So many different entities touch the lives of our students on a daily basis. I knew this, of course. But when something like this incident happens, something so out of the ordinary, you have to pause and go over every single relevant part of the system to see what worked and what could have worked better. It really hits you what a complicated mechanism this is. But we can’t let complexity keep us from progress. The most important thing is that we all learn from this event, and do everything we can to improve our collective practices, and hopefully our report will help us reach that goal.GAZETTE: So what’s next for the committee?GORDON-REED: Well, an important part of our charge was to carry out “broad levels of student engagement.” We see this as essential to our ability to get this right and make useful recommendations. Our targeted outreach over the summer was informative, but we need much more input than we could get when students were away from campus. So, we’re running focus groups at the start of the semester to get the input we need. The groups will largely consist of students, but we will also have a focus group for tutors and proctors, who live in the Houses and Yard dorms and have an important perspective on the undergraduate experience. Invitations to students to participate will be circulated by the deans of students at the Schools in the next few days.We also encourage people to write to us at [email protected] Once all this information has been collected, and we’ve been able to digest it, we’ll make recommendations to President Bacow. We had hoped to deliver recommendations before the start of the semester, but as we began to unpack all the questions inherent in this situation, it became very clear that more time was needed. It is more important to us that our recommendations reflect the insights of students and other members of the community. We look forward to learning from the focus-group conversations this fall.last_img read more

ND Dance Company hosts its annual Spring Showcase

first_imgPhoto courtesy of Amy Ackerman The Notre Dame Dance Company will host its annual Spring Showcase on Thursday and Friday at 7:30 p.m. in Washington Hall.The show consists of 24 student-choreographed dances by 111 dancers from the Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s student body.Sophomore Maura Doré, the public relations executive officer of the Dance Company, said the rehearsals for the Spring Showcase began in February.“We kind of jump right into preparing through rehearsals once we get back from winter break,” she said. “We have many different rehearsal times and have about 10 official hours of rehearsal time allotted for our dancers each week, but then the choreographers can also choose to find more rehearsal time.”The showcase is unique because it is entirely student-run, Doré said.“All the students and the choreographers have a lot of power,” she said. “They get to decide how many people are in their dances and if they want to practice even more outside the allotted hour per week.”At the beginning of the semester, any member in the Dance Company who wants to choreograph a dance shows a little piece of their dance. The dancers then sign up for the dances of their choosing, Doré said.Doré named the burlesque piece, as well as a Beyoncé mix, as certain crowd pleasers.New to the Showcase this year is a dance performed only by the seniors, Doré said.“The seniors are all doing a little bit of their favorite style one last time,” Doré said.The annual showcases that occur once a semester are what the dancers prepare for all year, she said.“Throughout the year, the Dance Company participates in some smaller events, like the Dance-A-Thon, but the annual spring show is our time to shine,” she said. “We all just look forward to show week and to finally get on stage and put on stage everything that we have worked for.”Tickets are $5 and are sold at the door.Tags: ND dance company, spring showcase, Washington Halllast_img read more