Utah Baseball Drops Game 2 to No. 12 Arizona State, 8-5

first_imgApril 19, 2019 /Sports News – Local Utah Baseball Drops Game 2 to No. 12 Arizona State, 8-5 Written by Robert Lovell FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY – The Utah baseball team couldn’t hold an early lead as the Utes fell to No. 12 Arizona State, 8-5, in game two of the series on Friday evening.Utah had 10 hits on the night with Oliver Dunn, Erick Migueles, Rykker Tom and Shea Kramer each recording two hits. Dunn drove in two runs for the Utes.Jacob Rebar pitched six innings in his first start of the season, his longest outing of the year. He surrendered six runs (four earned) on 10 hits with four strikeouts and two walks. Nick Caviglia made his first career appearance, throwing the final three innings and allowing two runs (one earned) and two hits with two strikeouts and two walks.The Utes took a quick 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning. Dunn led off the inning with a single to right field and Zack Moeller walked leading to Migueles driving in the first run of the game with a single to right field. Kramer also doubled in the inning to score Moeller and put the Utes on top.Both teams scored a run in the second as a leadoff triple for ASU led to a run in the top of the inning while hits from Dominic Foscalina and Dunn led to a run for the Utes in the bottom of the frame for a 3-1 lead. Utah increased its lead to 4-1 in the bottom of the third with Migueles leading off the inning reaching third after an error and Tom hitting a sacrifice fly.Arizona State rallied back in the top of the fourth for three runs on five hits to tie the game at 4-4. The Sun Devils took the lead in the sixth with two unearned runs after two hits, a hit batter and an error and added a pair of insurance runs in the eighth inning for an 8-4 lead.The Utes had runners on base in all but one inning. Moeller was thrown out at home in the fifth inning trying to score on a double from Tom. ASU turned four double plays on the night. Utah added a run in the ninth to put the final score at 8-5. Briley Knight walked to lead off the inning and Chandler Anderson was hit by a pitch which would eventually lead to a sacrifice fly from Dunn.Utah and Arizona State play game three of the series on Saturday, April 20, at 1:00 p.m. Tags: Arizona State Sun Devils/Pac 12/Utah Utes Baseballlast_img read more

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Overseas Shipholding Group and Greenbrier Announce Major New Vessel Build

first_imgCompleting a complex engineering and construction project on time and on budget is a challenge under any circumstances The OSG 204, paired with the tug OSG Endurance, underway on the Willamette River following her delivery on May 29th ((Credit:Business Wire, Inc.) Overseas Shipholding Group, a provider of energy transportation services for crude oil and petroleum products in the U.S. Flag markets, announced today that it has received delivery of the OSG 204, a 204,000 barrel capacity oil and chemical tank barge for dual mode ITB service pursuant to U.S. Coast Guard NVIC 2-81, Change 1. The barge has been built in compliance MARPOL Annex VI Regulation 13 Tier III standards regarding nitrogen oxide emissions within emission control areas. The state-of-the-art 581’ tank barge is among the largest in the history of Greenbrier Marine, a division of The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. with origins on the Willamette River in Portland dating to 1919.The OSG 204 has been paired with an existing tug within the OSG fleet, the OSG Endurance, and will travel to the Gulf of Mexico, where it will contribute to OSG’s growing presence in the Jones Act trade. The ATB unit has been fixed to a long-term charter commitment, with delivery to the charterer occurring late in the second quarter of 2020. Greenbrier Marine is also constructing a second sister barge which has a scheduled delivery date during the 4th quarter of 2020.“Completing a complex engineering and construction project on time and on budget is a challenge under any circumstances,” stated Sam Norton, OSG’s President and CEO. “Having done so under the constraints imposed by COVID-19 makes that achievement all the more laudable. OSG is gratified to have partnered with Greenbrier Marine in the building of OSG 204, a barge that will serve for many years to come as a visible statement of OSG’s continued commitment to supporting the U.S. Maritime industry. Together with her paired tug “OSG Endurance”, this ATB will perform one spot voyage to reposition the unit to the Gulf of Mexico, after which she will give delivery into a previously contracted one year time charter with a long standing OSG customer. The additional earnings and cash flow that will be contributed by this new asset will allow OSG to build on momentum demonstrated in our recent financial performance. Celebrating an achievement such as this is particularly meaningful in these unusual times and we are pleased to be able to mark this day as a momentous one.”“I am very pleased to add the OSG 204 into OSG’s fleet. I want to thank our site team and Greenbrier’s team for the high quality work on completing the OSG 204,” said Patrick O’Halloran, Chief Operations Officer for OSG. “I look forward to continuing the excellent cooperative relationship with Greenbrier into the future.”“OSG is a great customer and a dedicated business partner, and we appreciate the opportunity to work together on the construction of this vessel. The launching of OSG 204 was completed in December and the christening was celebrated on May 19 at the first virtual barge christening in the history of Greenbrier Marine, an adaptation necessitated by COVID-19,” said Richard Hunt, General Manager of Greenbrier Gunderson in Portland, Oregon. “We are thankful for the collaborative work with OSG and all major equipment vendors and suppliers and are pleased to deliver this Jones Act-compliant barge as the start of a long-term relationship with OSG.” Source: Company Press Releaselast_img read more

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Clinical Assistant/Associate/Full Professor (67222)

first_imgThe University of Florida College of Medicine, Department ofPsychiatry is currently seeking an academic Psychiatrist to joinour expanding program in picturesque north central Florida. We havea team of driven faculty and eager trainees who provideconsultation-liaison inpatient psychiatry services to an 1162 bedmedical center. The Department is dedicated to integrated andtrauma informed care, health equity, excellence in resident andstudent education, behavioral neuroscience, telehealth, andresearch excellence.This consultation-liaison psychiatry faculty position is 1.0 FTE(Full Time) non-tenure track and includes direct patient care,teaching, and supervision predominantly on medical/surgicalinpatient floors. The rank of the appointment is open and will becommensurate with the experience and professional accomplishmentsof the selected applicant.Applicant must be an M.D. or D.O. Board Certified and/or BoardEligible in Psychiatry, with fellowship training and certificationin Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry strongly preferred. Applicantsmust have or be able to obtain a State of Florida Medical License.The successful applicant will have a demonstrated record ofclinical excellence as well as scholarly or teaching interest in anacademic medical center.Interested applicants should apply online and upload their Letterof Interest, curriculum vitae and three confidential letters ofrecommendation. For inquiries, email the Search Committee Chair forthe position, Dr. Sheryl Fleisch, M.D. FACLP, Associate ProfessorChief of UF Shands Psychiatric Services and Chief of Health Equityat [email protected] Review of applications will begin December 7,2020 and will continue until the position is filled.If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for thisposition, please call (352) 392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at800-955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to workin the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida’sSunshine Law.Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript tothe hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not beconsidered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” isvisible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside ofthe United States are required to be evaluated by a professionalcredentialing service provider approved by National Association ofCredential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found athttp://www.naces.org/ .The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination withrespect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex,sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status,national origin, political opinions or affiliations, geneticinformation and veteran status in all aspects of employmentincluding recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline,terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, andtraining.last_img read more

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New Ocean City Playground to Take Shape in Wake of Two Tragedies Named Sandy

first_imgThe existing playground equipment on the 2900 block of West Avenue in Ocean City will be removed, a rubber surface installed and new equipment added as part of the Sandy Ground Project.Construction of a new playground at 29th Street and West Avenue will begin on May 15.The work will be part of the Sandy Ground Project, an effort to rebuild playgrounds that were damaged by Superstorm Sandy in October 2012 and to pay tribute to the 26 teachers and children killed soon after in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Newtown, Conn.Ocean City Firefighters FMBA Local 27 and the Ocean City gift shops Old Salt and Sting Ray helped to bring the project to Ocean City.Bill Lavin and the New Jersey Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association started Sandy Ground and partnered with multiple businesses, volunteer and non-profit organizations to help fund and construct a playground in memory of each Sandy Hook victim.Ocean City’s will be the 22nd of 26 planned playgrounds. Ocean City’s will be named for Benjamin Wheeler, a 6-year-old first-grader killed at Sandy Hook Elementary.The Wheeler family will be in town for the groundbreaking, and their son, Nate, will be honorary foreman of the job, according to John Murphy, president of FMBA Local 27.After the city clears existing equipment, the job is expected to take about three days. The entire cost of the project (including an estimated $70,000 to $75,000 of material) is a paid for by the Sandy Ground Foundation. The work will be completed by volunteers with the help of construction companies. Ribbon-cutting is scheduled for 11 a.m. Sunday, May 18.Sandy damaged the 29th Street firehouse, adjacent to the playground site, and the city faces as much as $750,000 in repairs to fix the existing building and add a new elevated living quarters next door. But the project is not expected to cut into the playground area.For information on how to help or donate, visit the Sandy Ground Project website.last_img read more

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Speech: International community should be united in demanding peace in Sudan and Darfur

first_imgThank you, Mr President. And let me also thank Under-Secretary-General Lacroix and Assistant-Secretary-General Gilmour for their briefings this morning.Let me speak a little about the wider situation in Sudan and its impact on Darfur. And then secondly, on UNAMID and our approach to the upcoming mandate renewal, Mr President.We meet again during uncertain times in Sudan. When we last met in this chamber, I said that the Transitional Military Council had a choice. They could choose to deliver the legitimate demands of the Sudanese people for a political system that is inclusive, respectful of human rights, and the rule of law. They could choose to engage with the international community, to gain the support that Sudan desperately needs as it seeks to turn around decades of economic mismanagement and to help resolve conflict. Instead, the Transitional Military Council chose brutal violence that resulted in the death of over 100 peaceful civilian protesters and the injury of hundreds more. Through our press statement this week, we in this Council strongly condemned this violence and urged the authorities to immediately end the use of violence, fully respect human rights, and ensure justice and accountability. And I am sure that will be the clear and unambiguous message that will be sent by members of this Council today. We note that today the Transitional Military Council has acknowledged the violations committed by the security services on the 3rd of June and has said that an investigation is underway. The United Kingdom urges the military authorities to ensure that this investigation is transparent and ensures the accountability that the military authorities have as a responsibility to deliver for the Sudanese people. May I also say how much we support the position of the African Union.The African Union has demonstrated strong regional leadership in response to the situation in Sudan and we fully support the AU’s efforts to find a peaceful and swift resolution to the current crisis. We call on all international partners to show their support for those AU efforts.Mr President, unfortunately the violence and human rights violations and abuses perpetrated in Khartoum on, and since the 3rd of June, are all too familiar to the people of Darfur. As Andrew Gilmour referenced there remain serious human rights and protection concerns in Darfur. The very forces that perpetrated the recent violence in Khartoum, the Rapids Support Forces or our RSF, have targeted – and continue to target – civilians in Darfur. This includes indiscriminate shooting, looting and burning of villages, and sexual and gender based violence amongst other crimes. And as noted by the Secretary General’s Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict – Pramila Patten – in her statement on Sudan yesterday, the Rapid Support Forces have been consistently listed in the Secretary-General’s annual report on conflict related sexual violence. Let us not forget that the Rapid Support Forces came from the militia known as the Janjaweed. This militia was responsible for a conflict which the United Nations estimates led three hundred thousand dead and two and a half million displaced. And it should be of great concern to us all that the Rapid Support Forces currently occupy most of the team sites which UNAMID has vacated to date.The Transitional Military Council have shown no signs of abiding by previous agreements on the handover of UNAMID team sites for civilian use, and, as Jean-Pierre Lacroix stated, they have gone so far as to explicitly demand by decree that UNAMID’s remaining teams sites should be given to the RSF.Mr President, UNAMID’s team sites must not be handed over to the RSF. Doing so would not only be in violation of existing agreements on the hand over these sites, as well as UN principles, financial rules, and regulations, but it would also be grossly negligent. We would risk enabling violence against civilians.Since the events of the 11th of April, Darfur has witnessed a spike in violence in internally displaced persons camps, inter-communal clashes, and attacks on humanitarian actors. This week UNAMID verified inter-communal clashes in central Darfur that led to the death of 17 people, the injury of 15, and more than 100 houses burned. Following this incident, UNAMID plans to intensify that confidence building measures to promote into communal dialogue. This is just one example of the important role – despite its limited footprint – which UNAMID continues to play in Darfur.Mr President, the other obvious impact of the wider situation is on the Darfur peace process, which is currently stalled. Now, the Transitional Military Council previously stated that resolving Sudan’s internal conflicts would be their top priority and that at that time was a welcome statement. However, their recent actions severely undermined that commitment. The United Kingdom therefore calls on the military authorities to undertake confidence building measures, including agreeing to an independent and transparent investigation of the violence in Khartoum.Mr President, the United Kingdom remains committed to the transition from peacekeeping to peace building in Darfur. And for this transition to be successful a number of conditions should be met. UNAMID’s departure must be undertaken responsibly without creating security and protection vacuums. And for peace building to be sustainable, the international community requires a willing and able host state partner. Unfortunately, the current conditions do not lend themselves to this. And as a result we in this Council have a responsibility to step back. To take stock of the current situation. And to consider how that affects the assumptions that we have all expressed before and all shared about UNAMID’s immediate future. I would like to say that, as we have been since UNAMID first deployed to Darfur 15 years ago, the United Kingdom remains firmly committed to supporting efforts to build peace and stability in Darfur. And that commitment guides our approach to UNAMID’s mandate renewal. The United Kingdom and Germany believe that the most prudent approach would be a technical rollover of UNAMID’s mandate.A technical rollover would provide time for progress on the broader political situation. It would give time for the issue regarding the handover of UNAMID’s team sites to be resolved. And it would enable the United Nations and African Union to develop a political strategy to address the outstanding challenges that remain following UNAMID’s departure. I take note of the African Union communique issued yesterday, and in particular the clear rejection in that communique of any handover of assets to the Rapid Support Forces under any circumstances and their demand that the decree issued by the Transitional Military Council should be repealed. Along with Germany, we will engage with all colleagues on the council, and in particular our African Union friends, on the detail of that proposed technical rollover.Mr President, in conclusion, we will be watching the actions of the Transitional Military Council in the coming days and weeks. They still have a choice to make. The international community should be united in demanding that they make the right choice. That would require immediate steps to establish a civilian led transitional authority which would in turn pave the way for peace in Darfur. Moreover Mr President, they have an obligation to the people of Sudan who have shown tremendous bravery and perseverance in a dignified and legitimate demands for a better tomorrow.Thank you, Mr President.last_img read more

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Observer staff wins 23 awards at annual ICPAs

first_imgThe Observer received 23 awards at the 2019 annual Indiana Collegiate Press Association (ICPA) awards, including second place in the Division I Newspaper of the Year category and third place for Best Overall Website Design.The News department took home five awards, including first place in the Best News or Feature Story category for senior news writer Gina Twardosz and Managing Editor Mariah Rush’s series about the underrepresentation of Native Americans at Notre Dame.News also took first in Best Non-Deadline News Story for former Editor-in-Chief Kelli Smith’s story about a Notre Dame student who created a crossword which was published in The New York Times. The Observer News department staff won second place for Best Breaking News Reporting for covering Notre Dame’s decision to remove campus-wide dorm access from student ID cards.Former Assistant Managing Editors Mary Steurer and Natalie Weber took second place for Best Continuous Coverage of a Single Story for covering the sex abuse crisis in the Catholic Church and its impact on the 2019 Notre Dame Forum.The News department took second place for Best News Feature Series for a look inside the mental health services and needs of the students at Saint Mary’s College, written by Twardosz and Saint Mary’s News Editor Mia Marroquin. The Sports department received four awards. Former Associate Managing Editor Elizabeth Greason won first place in the Best Sports News Story category for her story about the Notre Dame women’s basketball national championship loss.Former Sports Editor Connor Mulvena won second place in Best Sports Column for his response to critics after his analysis of the problems within the Notre Dame football program. Additionally, Sports writer Jack Concannon won second place for Best Sports News Story for covering an Irish defeat by the Wolverines.Sports also took third place for Best Sports Feature Story for a piece about Ian Book written by former Managing Editor Charlotte Edmonds.The Scene department won four awards. Scene writer Jim Moster took third place for Best Entertainment Column for his dissection of the Area 51 meme. Hanna Kennedy and Ryan Israel, scene writer and Scene Editor, won second and third place respectively for Best Entertainment Story –– Kennedy for her piece about the Snite Museum’s exhibit of Native art, and Israel for a story about a basement concert, part of the department’s “Flashes in the Pan” series.Former Scene Editor Nora McGreevy won first place for Best Review for her piece on ‘Sex Education.’ Viewpoint took home two awards, including first place for Best Opinion Column for columnist Ashton Weber’s reflection on growing up in the church with a priest who had recently been indicted on nine counts of rape. The Viewpoint department staff won third place for Best Podcast for their ‘Episode Three’ in which they discussed the abortion debate.Kerry Schneeman won third place in Best Illustration for an image of Greta Thunberg featured in a Viewpoint column about the 16-year-old activist.The Graphics and Photo departments took home two awards together. Graphics Editor Diane Park and former Photo Editor Anna Mason won first and second place for Best Special Section Front/Cover for the Irish Insiders for Virginia Tech and Virginia, respectively.The Observer also took first place for Best Blog for a discussion of the ‘90s art scene at Saint Mary’s by Moster, Marirose Osborne and Evan McKenna as part of the From the Archives initiative.The Observer Editorial Board won second place for Best Staff Editorial urging the Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s administrations to renew their commitment to sexual assault awareness and transparency. The Observer staff also won second place for Best Themed Issue for the 2019 Commencement edition.Editor’s Note: A previous version of this story stated The Observer won 24 awards at the ICPAs. The Observer regrets this error.Tags: Awards, ICPAs, Indiana Collegiate Press Association, The Observerlast_img read more

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Ice Cream Truck Driver Accused of Fondling Child, 11

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 63-year-old ice cream truck driver from Middle Village has been accused of sexually abusing an 11-year-old girl who made a purchase from him in Wyandanch last month, Suffolk County police said. Muhammad Chaudhry was charged with sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a child. Police said Chaudhry was selling ice cream on May 21 when the girl approached his truck around 7:25 p.m. Chaudhry allegedly “fondled the child” during the transaction, police said in a news release. He was arrested Wednesday following an investigation by Special Victims Section detectives. Investigators declined to reveal how they were alerted to the incident. Chaudhry was scheduled to be arraigned Thursday at First District Court in Central Islip.last_img read more

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Center Moriches Man Charged With Fatal Shooting

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Center Moriches man was arrested Tuesday for allegedly shooting a 47-year-old man to death over the weekend, Suffolk County police said.David Lemp was charged with first-degree manslaughter.Homicide Squad detectives alleged the 38-year-old suspect shot Nathanial Lathan at Lemp’s Bowditch Lane home early Sunday morning.Detectives had responded to a 911 call reporting a man with a gunshot wound to his leg in the parking lot of 7-Eleven on Main Street at 2:40 a.m.The victim, who drove his vehicle to the convenience store, was taken to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital, where he died of his injuries.Lemp will be arraigned Wednesday at First District Court in Central Islip.last_img read more

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Credit unions just about anyone can join

first_img 23SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Credit unions charge substantially lower and many fewer fees than banks – that is fact proven in survey after survey. Which raises the question: Why don’t you belong?There are two reasons, said Greg McBride, chief financial analyst at Bankrate.com. The first: “Many people mistakenly believe they are not eligible for membership. Often they are.”Reason two, said McBride, is that many of us have fled to what we perceive to be the most financially secure and safe options – that’s big banks, in most minds, said McBride. And yet federal credit union deposits are insured by the U.S. government through an agency called the National Credit Union Administration.Which means the big reason we don’t join is that we – mistakenly – think we can’t. Don’t you have to work at a particular company or belong to a particular labor union to join a credit union? Used to be so. No more. continue reading »last_img read more

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Building brands in a voice-activated world

first_img 11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Voice technology has made great leaps in the past few years. Speech recognition error rates are approaching human levels, and machine learning continues to improve the ability to understand the nuances of natural language such as meaning or intent. Last year, 20% of Google’s mobile search queries were voice queries. While Apple, Google, Microsoft and Amazon dominate with widely used assistant, Facebook and Samsung as well as a handful of other brands are exploring how to incorporate voice into their customer experience.Voice represents a logical next step in the evolution of how we interact with information. It’s more natural than using a touchpad or keyboard, takes less brain power, and creates even more opportunity for tech to move further into the background where it doesn’t require precious attention. And it’s quickly getting to a place where it will deliver what consumers want most from it: A fully integrated experience that connects their platforms and devices with a layer of context and a smarter assistant that incorporates preferences and behaviors to get predictive.The broadest application for voice tech with consumers will continue to be realized through digital assistants, primarily through smartphones and home devices. The more a voice assistant can connect with the user’s personal data, the better it will be at layering personal context and making recommendations. According to a report compiled by JWT 60% of smartphone users agree that “if voice assistants could understand me properly and speak back to me as well as a human can, I’d use them all the time.” continue reading »last_img read more

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