UVU’s Braslis Invited To Australia’s U19 Asia Championships Camp

first_imgJuly 3, 2018 /Sports News – Local UVU’s Braslis Invited To Australia’s U19 Asia Championships Camp Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCANBERRA, Australia-Per a Tuesday announcement, Utah Valley women’s basketball signee Eve Braslis, an incoming freshman, has been invited to the Australian Under-19 women’s squad’s second training camp.This is in preparation for the 2018 Under-19 FIBA Asia World Championships October 28-November 3 at Bangalore (Bengalaru), India.A native of Geelong, Victoria, Australia, the 6’1″ Braslis is one of 22 players selected from across Australia to participate in the second stage of camp for the Gems.Braslis will also join Australia’s U-18 national squad from August 6-8 at Basketball Australia’s Centre of Excellence in Canberra as she hopes to make the team that is seeking a spot in the 2019 FIBA U-19 World cup which is to be hosted by Latvia and Serbia.Braslis will have stiff competition as six other prospective Gems are to join Division I programs, including Miela Goodchild of Duke, Isabelle Bourne of Nebraska and Ula Motuga of Washington State.Braslis is currently spending her second straight season as a developmental player for the Geelong Supercats of the South East Australian Basketball League.Through 17 contests, Braslis averages 8.6 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game for the Supercats. Tags: Australia Gems/Eve Braslis/FIBA Women’s Championships/Geelong Supercats/Isabell Bourne/Miela Goodchild/Ula Motuga/UVU Women’s Basketball Brad Jameslast_img read more

Commercial Driver’s License Instructor

first_imgHigh school diplomaValid commercial driver’s license (CDL) required5 years of proven experience in commercial truck drivingAble to operate the electric lift, hand trucks, and palletjacksSkilled at driving and parking large heavy vehicles.Preferred Qualifications7 years of proven experience in Commerical truck driving Description/Job SummaryJob Summary:Plan, conduct and assess instructional activities – to includesafety, proper use of tools, construction math, blueprint readingand introduction to construction trades.Maintain educational records, inventory, and tool controllogs.Track student achievement by coordinating and administeringtests in accordance with acceptable reporting procedures;Fully understand how to operate and safely drive your assignedvehicleProvide hands-on instruction and practical training to includehow you inspect vehicles prior to and following each trip.Provides instruction to adult learners with varying educationallevels, abilities, and backgrounds and is able to appropriatelyadapt and deliver material to multiple experience levels.Uses appropriate technology to enhance student learningoutcomes.Utilizes a course syllabus for each course taught followingestablished institutional guidelinesMakes recommendations for program improvements as appropriateand required.Interfaces regularly with the project team and otherinstructors and attend scheduled meetings.Maintains confidentiality of student records and othersensitive subject matter.Works assigned schedule exhibits regular and predictableattendance.Prepare students to take the exam.Perform related duties as required.Required QualificationsMinimum Qualifications:last_img read more

Mandelson provokes fears over university funding cuts

first_imgThe University is at risk of losing millions of pounds in funding after the government announced spending cuts for the maintenance of historic buildings, alongside a raft of measures designed to reduce government funding of universities.The planned cuts have been sceptically received by Oxford students.Lord Mandelson, secretary of state for business, innovation and skills, declared the government’s intention to make Universities more “consumer friendly”.In a document setting out the framework for the future of higher education, Mandelson said he would cut funding to courses which do not contribute directly to the economy, or are of a poor quality. Technology and environmental science courses are expected to be least vulnerable to the changes.In another measure to save money during the current economic climate, the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) will abolish the £40m fund that universities currently receive to look after historic buildings. Oxford will lose £5.14m for maintenance of architectural masterpieces such as the Bodleian library and Wren’s Sheldonian theatre.An Oxford University spokesman said that while there is a potential loss, “the decision is still up to HEFCE. We’re obviously concerned and have made our case to HEFCE. The ball is now in their court.”Mandelson gave strong backing to universities that discriminate in favour of applicants from poor families or under-performing schools, arguing that the policy is essential to improve social mobility.Oxford University commented, “We already have a rigorous selection procedure, with many measures in place to make sure we get the students with the best academic potential from all backgrounds. We look at applicants backgrounds and consider problems, for example, if they have been in foster care or gone to a low-achieving school, particularly pre A-levels.“However, the government needs to make sure that talented students apply – we can only let in people who apply.” Oxford’s medical admissions scheme, for instance, gives extra points during admissions to students from schools with lower than average GCSE results. In addition, university courses will be tagged with their drop-out rates, graduates’ future earnings, the number of contact hours students can expect with tutors, and how they score in the National Student Survey, so that students can make a more informed choice when embarking on their university career. Businesses will become more involved in the design and funding of courses.The government is putting a heavy emphasis on universities providing better value-for-money for students. Currently students are faced with around £15000 of debt upon leaving university, and so it is increasingly important that they have as much information as possible to make sure they are embarking on the correct degree.The proposals will increase fears that the government wants to make degrees more of a commodity, in order to justify a raise in fees. Many leading universities, including Imperial College and Durham University, are pushing for fees to rise to as much as £7000, with £2000 of this going towards bursaries for students from low-income families. However, a review of the current system will not be completed until after the next general election.There are also concerns that the proposed plans to label courses in a similar way to the nutritional information on food will be misleading, with universities cutting corners to get to the top of a league table. OUSU’s VP for Access and Academic Affairs, Jonny Medland, welcomed the proposals, but was cautious about how useful the labelling of courses would be.“More information about universities and courses is always valuable to prospective applicants. Comparative data about universities plays an important role in helping people make informed decisions – it is not, however, enough for people to make such choices merely on the basis of statistics. Going to university isn’t just about drop-out rates and career prospects. It’s also about personal development, new experiences and making the most of the opportunities which you are given. These aren’t things which can easily be measured in a league table but are valuable nevertheless.”A Balliol undergraduate mathemetician said that the labelling of courses, “wouldn’t make the slightest bit of difference to which degree I chose. I do my degree because I’m impassioned about my subject. I don’t like the idea of people doing a degree so that they can get a job. There’s a sort of obligation to do a degree so you can get a good job, rather than because you love the subject.”last_img read more

Fishing Report: 7/3/20

first_imgKingfish Hello! This is the OCNJ Daily fishing report. This report will give you the where, when and how of fishing our local waters. We hope this information will help you catch the big one!Suggested bait and tackle in this report can be obtained at any of the local fishing shops.The “What” Here is a list of fish (some common, some not as common) found in New Jersey waters: Blowfish, Bluefish, Croaker, Flounder, Kingfish, Ling, Perch, Sea Bass, Sea Robin, Shad Sharks, Skate, Spot, Striper(Striped bass), Weakfish, Black drum, and red drum.The “Where”Some suggestions for locations in Ocean City:Beach fishing (where allowed), the 5th St jetty, Corsons Inlet and the north end of the island near the Longport Bridge are excellent locations.Bridge/Pier fishing: Longport Bridge fishing pier, 9th St Bridge fishing piers (there are 4).Bay fishing: 12th St pavilion, and any street end that is open to the public.Back Bay Brown SharkFishing seems to be nearing the summertime peak, even though it’s early in the season. The water temp has warmed, which brings more variety of fish into our local waters. Anglers are reporting lots of activity! The Summer Flounder catch is hanging in there, with lots of fish caught including a good amount of keepers. Decent size Striped Bass are still around, and Kingfish continue to be plentiful. Bluefish are chasing bunker schools around, and Sea Robins are present. This week we have also seen Triggerfish making an appearance. Most of the annoying little Brown Sharks and Dogfish have moved on.The main take right now are Flounder.  Minnows and cut squid are the hottest bait, but many are reported being caught on (pink or white) bucktails and Gulp (shrimp).  Bluefish in the 2 – 3 pound range are still schooling in the bay and will bite on just about anything but prefer cut bait (bunker).  Early morning and night  fishermen have still been hooking Striped Bass using surface lures (I prefer Yosuri poppers) on the sod banks, and live Eel or fresh clam in deeper water. Triggerfish can be caught using  squid as bait with smaller (#4 or #6) hooks – very similar to Flounder fishing.A good spot to catch all these fish mentioned is Corsons Inlet on the south end of the island and one of the fishing piers on the Rt 52 Causeway. The fishing pier at the end of 12th St is also a nice little spot.Piers and BridgesFlounderAs the water is beginning to warm, mostly Flounder, Blues, Sea Robin, and Triggerfish are being taken from the piers/bridges. Striped bass are hooked in the early morning or evening, and mostly at the top of the tide. Flounder and Triggerfish can be caught using squid as bait on smaller hooks (Flounder also like minnows). Cut bait (bunker or squid) for Blues and Sea Robins.SurfKingfish were kings of the beach again this week!  Like last season, Kingfish continue to be plentiful quality; many in the 1+ pound range. Bloodworms on an over/under rig are the bait of choice. A day at the beach catching Kingfish is always a great day!Stripers are being caught – most in the schooly-size (under 28 inches) but bigger, keeper size are here and being caught in the surf and (more often) in the inlets – usually in the early mornings or evenings.  Fresh clam and live eel are the bait of choice. Sunrise and sunset, at the top of the tide is the best time.A surprising number of Weakfish are being caught this year. Weakfish will bite on bloodworms also (like Kingfish). They are a beautiful fish, and very good eating!The sun is shining, the water is getting warmer, so get out there and fish!last_img read more

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first_imgThis evil gingerbread man was born out of the disturbed imagination of a “new media research lab” called Kitchen Budapest. In classic Have I Got News for You fashion, we’re inviting readers to come up with a humorous caption. The best one will be printed in the next issue of BB. Send your suggestions to: [email protected]last_img

Tickets Available Now for Benjamin Scheuer’s The Lion Off-Broadway

first_img Last year, Scheuer was awarded the ASCAP Foundation Cole Porter Award for songwriting and the Musical Theatre Network Award for Best Lyrics. He has served as a writer-in-residence at the Goodspeed Theater, the Weston Playhouse and the Johnny Mercer Songwriting Workshop. His band Escapist Papers’ second album, titled The Bridge, features music from The Lion. The Lion is a true story of love, loss, family loyalty and the redemptive power of music. The show has been previously performed in various incarnations at Lincoln Center, the St. James Theatre in London and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Tickets are now on sale for the previously announced off-Broadway return of The Lion. The autobiographical musical by Benjamin Scheuer will begin performances on February 3 at the Lynn Redgrave Theater, where it will run through March 29. Opening night is set for February 8. The show, directed by Sean Daniels, played The Studio at Stage II at New York City Center in summer 2014. Show Closed This production ended its run on March 29, 2015 View Comments The Lion Related Showslast_img read more

Odds & Ends: Aaron Tveit Gives You a ‘Morning Glow’ & More

first_imgAaron Tveit P.S. Cast members from Broadway’s An American in Paris, The Lion King, Wicked and more will appear in Pure Motion: An Evening of Dances by Choreographer Ray Mercer on February 29. The event is set to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. View Comments Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Aaron Tveit’s ‘Morning Glow’Your Broadway boyfriend Aaron Tveit is currently Down Under for a Stephen Schwartz concert with Sutton Foster, and he recently stopped by Sydney’s The Morning Show to chat about his plethora of projects. Opening up about his Grease: Live co-star Vanessa Hudgens, who performed on the telecast just hours after her father died, Tveit said: “I honestly don’t know how she did that…she’s really something.” Check out the wide-ranging interview with Tveit below—it’ll give you a “Morning Glow,” promise…! Daniel Sunjata Lands ABC PilotSpeaking of Tveit, his Graceland partner-in-crime Daniel Sunjata has been tapped for ABC’s drama pilot Notorious. According to Deadline, the Broadway alum is set to play a charismatic lawyer in the show, which will examine the relationship between the media and criminal law. Fingers crossed for a series order!New LCT Honor for Audra McDonald & Hal PrinceMultiple Tony Award winners Audra McDonald (six) and Harold Prince (21) will be inducted into the inaugural class of Legends at Lincoln Center: The Performing Arts Hall of Fame at Alice Tully Hall on June 20. Louis Armstrong, Plácido Domingo, Yo-Yo Ma and Leontyne Price are also set to receive the honor, which celebrates unparalleled excellence in the arts. Congratulations to them all!B’way Alums Set for Chicago’s King and IWe’re whistling a happy tune! Broadway alums Ali Ewoldt, Alan Ariano and Rona Figueroa have been enlisted to play Tuptim, The Kralahome and Lady Thiang, respectively, in Chicago’s Lyric Opera’s The King and I. Directed by Lee Blakeley, the previously reported production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic will be led by Kate Baldwin and Paolo Montalban and play a limited engagement April 29 through May 22 at the Civic Opera House.Sneak Peek of Becoming Mike NicholsWe have a new trailer for Douglas McGrath’s Becoming Mike Nichols, an intimate documentary portrait of the legendary director, which will debut on February 22 on HBO. Taped just four months before the beloved EGOT winner died, Nichols opened up to his close friend and colleague, fellow theater director Jack O’Brien. Definitely not one to be missed.last_img read more

Lake Grove, Terryville Armed Home Invasions Probed

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Suffolk County police are investigating a pair of armed home invasions during which victims were pistol whipped four days and nearly nine miles apart in Lake Grove and Terryville last week, authorities said.In the first case, two men, one of whom was armed with a handgun, broke into an Oliver Street home in Terryville, hit the victim in the head with the gun and stole a cell phone at 11:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14, police said.Then at 12:45 a.m. Monday, Aug. 17, two suspects armed with handguns forced a victim into a house on Smith Road in Lake Grove and also hit the victim in the head with a gun, police said.It was unclear if the assailants in the second case stole anything before they fled the scene.Police have not made any arrests in either case. Descriptions of the suspects were not available. Detectives are continuing the investigations.last_img read more

How to keep your food budget in shape

first_imgIf you’re spending way too much money on food, the simplest fix is to eat out less. If dining out isn’t a huge problem for you, then it’s time to look at other solutions. Here are three easy ways you can cut back on your food budget…Don’t stray at the store: It might be convenient to get all your shopping done at one place, but that may be a mistake. There are certain items you CAN buy at the grocery store, but you really shouldn’t if you’re looking to save. Cleaning products and anything from the pharmacy section are a couple of things that come to mind. You probably don’t love having to make an extra trip, but you can save a bundle by making a run to Target or Walmart.Avoid what’s not on your list: No matter where you’re shopping, you probably have a tendency to buy that one thing that wasn’t on your list. This can really get you in trouble when you’re at the grocery store. This is especially true if you’re shopping while hungry. When you catch yourself making this mistake, give yourself an SUI. Shopping under the influence of hunger is a crime against your wallet. Make sure your list is complete before you go to the store and then make yourself stick to it.Sometimes it pays to get the big pack: Don’t buy more than you really need, but for those items you constantly buy (and aren’t really perishable), it may be in your best interest to get a larger pack. If you’re a regular shopper at Costco or Sam’s Club, you probably know about saving by buying in bulk. But even if your’e not a member of these shopping clubs, you can still take this approach at your local grocery store. Just pay close attention, because the big packs aren’t always a great deal. 32SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for CUInsight.com. John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: www.cuinsight.com Detailslast_img read more

Study says new H5N1 strain pervades southern China

first_imgNov 3, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – A new subtype of H5N1 avian influenza virus has become predominant in southern China over the past year, possibly through its resistance to vaccines used in poultry, and has been found in human H5N1 cases in China, according to researchers from Hong Kong and the United States.The rise of the “Fujian-like” strain seems to be the cause of increased poultry outbreaks and recent human cases in China, according to the team from the University of Hong Kong and St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis. The researchers also found an overall increase of H5N1 infection in live-poultry markets in southern China.”The predominance of this [Fujian-like] virus appears to be responsible for the increased prevalence of H5N1 in poultry since October 2005 and recent human infection cases in China,” says the report, published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.But other disease experts said they could see no evidence that the new strain increases the risk of a human influenza pandemic or is more virulent than other H5N1 strains. Meanwhile, Chinese authorities rejected the report, while a World Health Organization official in China renewed previous complaints that the Chinese have been stingy with information about H5N1 in poultry.Infection rate in market poultry risesThe research team, including Yi Guan of the University of Hong Kong and Robert Webster of St. Jude’s, tested more than 53,000 birds from live-poultry markets in six southern Chinese provinces from July 2005 through June 2006. About 2.4% of the birds (1,294 of 53,220) tested positive for the H5N1 virus, more than double the 0.9% positive rate in the preceding 12 months, according to the report.The researchers analyzed the genomes of 390 (30%) of the 1,294 virus isolates and found that 68% (266 of 390) of them were in the new Fujian-like lineage. The prototype of this lineage was detected in March 2005, and few viruses like it were found in the ensuing few months. But the prevalence of the strain increased dramatically starting in October 2005, until it constituted 103 of 108 isolates tested from April through June of this year.The team also determined that the hemagglutinin genes of five recent human H5N1 viruses from different Chinese provinces belong to the new strain. In addition, 16 poultry and wild-bird viruses from Hong Kong and two poultry isolates from Laos and Malaysia were of the same type.To assess the effects of China’s poultry vaccination program, the scientists tested serum samples collected from 1,113 market poultry in two provinces between November 2005 and April 2006. Hemagglutination inhibition testing showed that 16% (180) of the samples had antibodies against a 2002 strain of H5N1.A subset of 76 of the 180 positive samples was then tested for neutralizing antibodies against the Fujian-like strain and two other recent H5N1 strains. Most of the samples had low levels of antibodies against the Fujian-like strain, though they had relatively high levels for the other two strains. The findings suggest that chickens in southern China “are poorly immunized against [Fujian-like viruses in comparison with other sublineages,” the report states.All the analyzed Fujian-like viruses had molecular characteristics that indicated sensitivity to oseltamivir, the first-choice antiviral drug for H5N1 infection. In addition, only six of the viruses had a mutation that confers resistance to amantadine, an older antiviral drug used to treat flu.The authors contend that their findings show that the spread of the Fujian-like strain “has initiated a new transmission wave in Southeast Asia,” comparable with the first wave in the region in early 2004 and the spread of H5N1 to Europe and Africa following China’s Qinghai Lake outbreak in the spring of 2005. They say it is to blame for recent poultry outbreaks in Laos, Malaysia, and Thailand and for recent human cases in Thailand.They also argue that poor results in China’s poultry immunization program might have contributed to the rise of the new strain. “Serological studies suggest that H5N1 seroconversion in market poultry is low and that vaccination may have facilitated the selection of the Fujian-like sublineage,” they write.”The predominance of this virus over a large geographical region within a short period directly challenges current disease control measures,” the authors conclude.Experts see no effect on pandemic riskBut the new findings do not signal an increase in the already serious risk of a human flu pandemic, according to Michael T. Osterholm, PhD, MPH, director of the University of Minnesota Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, publisher of the CIDRAP Web site.”The key piece to the situation documented in this paper is that while there is a new strain, there’s no evidence that it’s more pathogenic or virulent than other existing strains, and there’s no evidence that somehow we’ve selected out for a strain that is more likely to be transmitted to and by birds,” Osterholm said.”At this point, I see no data that support that this will contribute to increasing the risk of a human pandemic or worsening the situation with wild birds and domestic poultry in Asia,” he added.Michael Purdue of the World Health Organization’s global influenza program expressed similar views, according to an Oct 30 Bloomberg News report. “We know that strains of flu supplant and replace other subtypes over time,” he told Bloomberg. “In terms of human risk, there’s nothing to suggest that there’s more or less risk than there was before.”Joseph Domenech, chief veterinary officer for the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), said the FAO is checking whether vaccines in China are effective against the Fujian-like strain, according to the Bloomberg story.Chinese officials reject studyChinese officials rejected the study this week. The nation’s Agriculture Ministry called the researchers’ claims “totally different from the real situation,” according to a report yesterday by China Daily.”Gene sequence analysis shows that all the variants of the virus found in southern China share high uniformity, meaning they all belong to the same gene type,” the ministry said. “No distinctive change was found in their biological characteristics.”The research report prompted Julie Hall, a WHO official in Beijing, to complain that China has been too reluctant to share H5N1 virus information and samples from poultry, according to news services.”There’s a stark contrast between what we’re hearing from the researchers and what the Ministry of Agriculture says,” Hall told the Associated Press. “Unless the ministry tells us what’s going on and shares viruses on a regular basis, we will be doing diagnostics on strains that are old.”The Agriculture Ministry, in the statement quoted in China Daily, insisted it has been freely sharing virus information and related developments with the world.Smith GD, Fan XH, Wang J, et al. Emergence and predominance of an H5N1 influenza variant in China. Proc Natl Acad Sci 2006 (published online Oct 30) [Abstract]last_img read more