Tags: Utah State Football FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah-Utah State senior receiver/kick returner Savon Scarver was named the Mountain West Conference’s preseason special teams player of the year per a Thursday statement.Former Aggies, quarterbacks Jordan Love and Chuckie Keeton, were named as the Mountain West preseason offensive players of the year in 2019 and 2014, respectively.Linebacker Kyler Fackrell was named as the Mountain West Conference preseason defensive player of the year in 2015.The Mountain West’s preseason offensive player of the year is Colorado State receiver Warren Jackson and the preseason defensive player of the year is Fresno State linebacker Justin Rice.Scarver was a consensus All-American in 2018, only the third Aggie to ever earn this distinction.Scarver earned first-team all-Mountain West Conference honors as a junior in 2019 after leading the Mountain West Conference and ranking second nationally in kickoff returns with two kicks returned for scores.Scarver has five career kickoff returns for scores as a collegian.This is the fifth honor of the preseason for the Las Vegas native. He has also been named to the 2020 College Football America Yearbook Group of 5 preseason starting lineup, the Mountain West preseason all-conference team, the Phil Steele Magazine Preseason All-Mountain West Conference first team and the Athlon Sports preseason all-Mountain West Conference first team. Written by Brad James July 23, 2020 /Sports News – Local Utah State Football’s Savon Scarver Named Mountain West Preseason Special Teams Player of the Year
July 15, 2020 /Sports News – Local Seven Dixie State Men’s Basketball Student-Athletes Earn 2019-20 NABC Academic Awards Tags: Dixie State men’s basketball FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailST. GEORGE, Utah-Seven Dixie State men’s basketball student-athletes were named to the 2019-20 National Association of Basketball Coaches Academic Honor Court, as the organization confirmed Wednesday.The Trailblazers were also recognized with the NABC’s 2019-20 Team Academic Excellence Award.Among the seven members of last season’s squad who earned these Honor Court accolades are the following:-Senior forward Cameron Chatwin (4.00 GPA)-Senior guard Jack Pagenkopf (3.304 GPA)-Senior guard Andre Wilson (3.684 GPA)-Junior forward/center Jarod Greene (3.803 GPA)-Junior forward/center Hunter Schofield (3.961 GPA)-Junior guard Zubair Seyed (3.217 GPA)-Junior guard Dason Youngblood (3.671 GPA)Youngblood also earned first-team All-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference academic honors. Sophomores, forward Josh Newbold and forward Jacob Nicolds each earned RMAC Honor Roll recognition. Brad James Written by
The new range of ETI ThermaData loggers are designed for use in a wide range of environments – from chill cabinets to refrigerated lorries.The waterproof ThermaData loggers offer improved performance over previous low-cost data-loggers by providing 0.5°C accuracy, up to 4,000 temperature readings and high/low digital LED alarms.The alarms offer the user visual verification that temperatures have not exceeded the user-defined limits during transportation or storage.
WhatsApp (Jon Zimney/95.3 MNC) With it getting cold at night now, you might be using a space heater to warm your home. Space heaters are one of the main causes for house fires during the colder months.Mike Pruitt, the deputy chief for the Bargersville Fire Department, says there are some “do’s and don’t’s” when it comes to space heaters to help you prevent a fire.“Every year. We respond to calls every year, where, when we arrived, we find out someone left a space heater too close to a combustible, such as curtains or furniture,” Pruitt said.He says space heaters should be at least three feet away from those combustible items. However, you also don’t want them in the middle of a room.“We want to make sure they’re not in high-traffic areas where, maybe, a pet or a child can knock these over,” Pruitt said.He also reminds you to plug the heater directly into a wall — don’t use an extension cord, as it can overheat and catch on fire. Always remember to turn it off before you leave the house or go to sleep.“We want to make sure we shut the heater off,” he said. “Add some blankets. Snuggle more than what you would normally do to stay warm. But shut it off at night.”Pruitt says now is a good time to go over these safety precautions with everyone in your family.“We’re right in that transition month, so we’re still going to have warm days, and people aren’t going to be thinking about it,” he said. “But, plan ahead, and do a little safety walk through your home.”Additionally, he says to check and make sure your smoke detectors are working in your house. Pinterest Twitter Facebook Pinterest Google+ Google+ WhatsApp Twitter By Jon Zimney – October 18, 2020 0 225 IndianaLocalMichiganNews Facebook Colder weather means increased danger due to space heaters Previous articlePolice in Portage looking for suspect who tried to film women in store restroomNext article16-year-old boy shot and killed in South Bend Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney.
Atlanta, GA’s Fox Theatre staff barely had time to restore the venue back to its glorious natural state, before the rowdy Widespread Panic crowd shuffled inside to once again transform the legendary theater into a modern-day battlefield. As the sold-out venue hosted an action-packed performance the night prior, hardly a soul was seated in “blind anticipation” on the second night of this momentous New Year’s run. Widespread Panic took the stage starting casually with a slow-tempoed “Porch Song” to the wild approval of the awaiting audience. JoJo Hermann’s keys and voice took over for a spectacular cover of Billy Joe Shaver’s “Chunk of Coal”, which hasn’t been played since the first night of the 2016 New Year’s run at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. Dave Schools bounced merrily around JoJo’s pristine piano sounds. Maintaining the holiday spirit, the boys aced a progressively building “Christmas Katie”, which besides the title contains the lyrics “Jingle bells, electric lights” as well as “They’re Dancers, and Blitzens, and angels on high.” A blazin’ “Action Man” whipped the audience into a frenzy, before resettling into the end of “Christmas Katie” with an extra jam section. The intensity knob was cranked to full throttle as “Radio Child”—in the words of John Bell—absolutely “ELECTRIFIED!” Jimmy Herring was unleashing a cataclysmic energy with a speed and fury unforeseen even in the ancient elder scrolls that told of his days as a young wizard. The tempo subsided momentarily for John Bell to captivate with a sentimental “Gradle”, before the band lit the stage on fire with a traditional barn-burning conclusion to the first set with three crowd-favorite originals. JoJo Hermann was a man possessed throughout the next two songs. “Cotton Was King” continued the end of the first set’s festivities, with the exalting jubilee of build-ups and breakdowns, as well as the lyrics acclaiming that, “Every night is New Year’s Eve!” JoJo continued to dominate the acoustic with an upbeat “Big Wooly Mammoth”, as Dave Schools pummeled out his bottom end notes. To close the first set, the boys dropped right into “Love Tractor”, more affectionately known as “Fuck Truck”. The band departed the stage as the ushers and theater staff ran to the designated fire extinguisher locations in a chaotic hassle to try to put out all the spreading fires. During the setbreak, a city engineer was called in to ensure the structural integrity could withstand so many people jumping up and down at once.After confirming with the engineer that the venue’s structural integrity remained intact, the boys strolled back on stage to nail a sexy “Hatfield”, with Sonny Ortiz leading the tune with his drum kit. John Bell bounced back and forth between wild lunacy and incredible lucidity, with his passionate improvised lyrics describing his childhood and growing up with the rainmaker Charlie Hatfield. Keeping the original classics rolling, the band nailed a complete “Surprise Valley” before segueing into the dizzying musical maelstrom that is “Tie Your Shoes.” Another smooth transition led into an ethereal “Blue Indian”. The boisterous crowd chanted in harmony during the breakdown, “We gotta party goin’ on, many spirits strong!” A short pause gave the audience time to collect themselves before the opening notes to “Rebirtha” whipped them once more into a ravenous frenzy. The Temptations’ “Ball of Confusion” emerged as a tease that eventually led into a savory “Ribs & Whiskey”. Dave Schools satisfied all the hungry ears with his metronomic bass riffs, while JoJo’s fingers danced all over his piano.Widespread Panic – “Ball Of Confusion” Jam[Video: MrTopdogger]Schools continued to dominate leading the musicians through an aggressive version of Vic Chestnutt’s “Sleeping Man” with his howling vocals. Jerry Joseph’s heartwarming song of brotherhood “Climb to Safety” was executed flawlessly before a bawdy “Tall Boy” closed the second set. Returning for their encore, Widespread Panic kept the original tunes flowing, with a mellow “Pickin’ Up the Pieces” from Everyday. Duane Trucks introduced the saw-blade cutter “Provin’ Ground” from the band’s second album, in which a spirited John Bell mystified. The intensity built to a climax with an unstoppable Jimmy Herring, which left many audience members frozen in stone until hours after the show ended. To end the second night of heat, the Panics concluded the show in the same way that they opened with a “Porch Song” from their debut album. The jam was intensified with a faster tempo, and marked the first time that the song was done twice in its entirety during the same show. The combination is now being commonly referred to as “Front Porch / Back Porch”.Widespread Panic – “Proving Ground”[Video: MrTopdogger]With three sets en route for tonight’s New Year’s Eve celebration, who knows what lies in store for the greatest band on the dang ol’ planet. (and considering the situation, finest band on the moon as well). The grand finale lies ahead, stay safe good people as the next gunna be the best one of the year!Head to Widespread Panic’s website for a full list of upcoming tour dates and ticketing informationSetlist: Widespread Panic | The Fox Theatre | Atlanta, GA | 12/30/2018Set One: (Front) Porch Song > Chunk of Coal, Christmas Katie > Action Man > Christmas Katie > Radio Child, Gradle, Cotton Was King, Big Wooly Mammoth > Love TractorSet Two: Hatfield, Surprise Valley > Tie Your Shoes > Blue Indian, Rebirtha > Jam > Ribs & Whiskey, Sleeping Man, Climb To Safety, Tall Boy Encore Pickin’ Up The Pieces > Proving Ground > (Back) Porch Song Notes – First time ‘Porch Song’ has been played twice in entirety at same show; Opener was the slow version– ‘Chunk of Coal’ LTP 12/29/16 Ryman (106 shows)– ‘Ball of Confusion’ jam out of ‘Rebirtha’
A newly developed synthetic lining that coats the small intestine may have potential to treat conditions, ranging from lactose intolerance to diabetes and obesity, according to investigators from Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.A team of researchers has been working on an innovative way of sustainably delivering drugs and influencing nutrient absorption in the gut by using the gastrointestinal synthetic epithelial lining (GSEL) system. Because GSEL is designed to coat the small intestine, an organ that plays a key role in drug and nutrient absorption, researchers have demonstrated the GSEL system’s ability to adhere to segments of the gastrointestinal tract from pigs and humans. In pig models, the team has reported potential applications in treating not only diabetes, but tropical diseases such as schistosomiasis.Image showing fresh resected tissue specimens from porcine small intestine without (left) and with (right) ex vivo GSEL coating. Credit: Junwei Li/Science Translational MedicineResults of the team’s proof-of-concept studies are published in Science Translational Medicine.“The small intestine is an amazing organ — it’s the main site of drug and nutrient absorption and digestion and plays an important role as a barrier. We recognized its potential: If we could specifically target this location, it would open up new avenues for drug delivery and nutritional modulation,” said corresponding author C. Giovanni Traverso, a gastroenterologist and biomedical engineer in the Division of Gastroenterology at the Brigham.The GSEL system combines two nature-inspired innovations. The first takes advantage of a chemical reaction triggered by catalase, an enzyme that helps break down hydrogen peroxide into oxygen in the small intestine. The second is a mussel-inspired tissue adhesive, similar to what mollusks use to attach themselves to rocks. Using these two concepts, Traverso, first author Junwei Li, and colleagues designed the synthetic gut lining. Their goal is to develop a capsule, pill or gel that could be ingested, but for now, the team has tested administering the GSEL system endoscopically — that is, directly inserting it into the small intestine.To test the lining’s therapeutic potential, the team looked at pig models for testing lactose intolerance, glucose absorption and the delivery of praziquantel, a drug for treating schistosomiasis. The team found evidence that the lining could deliver the drug in a sustained way, potentially reducing treatment to a once-a-day dose instead of three time a day. It also improved lactose digestion and regulated glucose absorption, indicating its potential for treating Type 2 diabetes and preventing obesity.,In order to move from pig models into human trials, several hurdles remain, including further developing the GSEL system into an ingestible form. For now, Traverso, Li and colleagues are focused on continuing to evaluate safety in preclinical studies.“For our studies, safety is a key focus of our work,” said Traverso. “There are indications that this system can help patients suffering from many diseases, but before we can translate this technology for humans, we need to fully validate its safety and the effects of chronic use.”This work was supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation grants (OPP1179091), the NIH (EB000244) and funds from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, MIT.Adapted from a Brigham and Women’s news release by Haley Bridger.
The Vermont Chamber of Commerce presents the 2003 Vermont Business and Industry Exposition (EXPO) on May 21 and 22 at the Burlington Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center. With over 20 seminars, nearly 200 booths, and 3,000 attendees, EXPO 2003 is proud to be the largest business trade show in northern New England.This year the EXPO theme is “Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Excellence: Survive and Thrive in the Vermont Economy.” Curtis Picard, EXPO Director, stated, “EXPO is built around keeping Vermont competitive in a rapidly changing global economy. Do businesses have the tools to compete and raise the bar for excellence? How do we keep our companies fresh and our ideas on the cutting edge?” From the sole proprietor to the larger ventures, Vermont has long planted the seeds of future growth with our entrepreneurs. The new EXPO seminar lineup reflects these themes and more.Other EXPO highlights include the IBM/Verizon Technology Pavilion featuring adaptive applications to maximize workplace efficiency for employees of all abilities; Governor Douglas’ Press Conference; the presentation of the prestigious Deane C. Davis Award sponsored by the Vermont Chamber and Vermont Business Magazine; the International Trade Luncheon honoring Tubbs Snowshoes as the Vermont International Business Council Exporter of the Year, and the Vermont Technology Luncheon featuring the Segway Human Transporter and 3-dimensional motion tracking by Ascension Technologies and Microprocessor Designs.After 19 years, EXPO remains the annual “reunion” of the Vermont business community. The ORCMacro on-site survey shows that EXPO offers:● 63% repeat attendees● More than half (51%) of EXPO attendees who visit EXPO for the networking● 90% attendees who feel that the seminars made EXPO more attractive● 87% of the exhibitors returning for EXPO 2003● EXPO attendees who have the authority to make decisions for their company For more information about EXPO, online attendee registration, exhibitors, or to view a detailed schedule, browse www.vtexpo.com(link is external).
The Colombian government will express their discontent to the Organization of American States (OAS) regarding the recent ruling made by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) about its borders with Nicaragua in the Caribbean, announced Foreign Affairs Minister Ángela Holguín, on November 25. “We will send a letter to OAS Secretary General José Miguel Insulza, stating our discontent, the legal vacuum in the ruling, the omissions, and incongruence,” Holguín told El Tiempo newspaper of Bogotá. The minister made the announcement after saying that a similar letter had been sent to the UN Secretary General, since the ICJ relies on that multilateral organization. The ICJ resolved a dispute between Bogotá and Managua over the San Andrés archipelago, by determining that all isles, islets and keys belong to Colombia, while demarcating new maritime borders to extend Nicaragua’s sovereignty on the Caribbean Sea, in an unappealable decision. Holguín said that Colombia’s dissatisfaction with the ruling is because of the “maritime demarcation.” The serious legal error made by the Court was to cut the economic zone and the continental platform of the island of Providencia to the north and northeast, and of San Andrés to the south and southeast.” According to the Law of the Sea, these islands have the same rights as the littorals,” she claimed. “The other error was to divide the Archipelago of San Andrés, Providencia and Santa Catalina,” she added. However, she insisted that Colombia “is respectful of international law” and that government officials have not said they “didn’t accept the ruling.” On November 24, through his Twitter account, President Juan Manuel Santos asked the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to “contact the government of Nicaragua directly to manage this problem with prudence and respect”. By Dialogo November 27, 2012
But business is down this year as Vietnam keeps its borders shut.”Because of the pandemic, we aren’t seeing Chinese traders and we mostly sell to domestic traders so the price is very low,” Nguyen Van Thanh, 35, told AFP, adding that half his haul ends up overseas in a normal year.Foreign buyers tend to come directly to the market — just a few hours drive from the Chinese border — during the fruit’s short six-week season.But state media reported last week several hundred from China and Japan had been quarantined for 14 days. Hundreds of lychee farmers sorted and graded huge piles of the tropical fruit at a busy wholesale market in northern Vietnam on Tuesday, but many bemoaned slumping prices as foreign traders were held up in quarantine.After mounting an aggressive response to the coronavirus pandemic, life in the country is back to relative normality and workers clustered together mask-free at dawn in Bac Giang province, their motorbikes fitted with baskets overflowing with the sweet fruit.The communist nation usually exports around 100,000 tons of fresh lychees worth more than $30 million — mostly to China but to Japan, Australia and the US too — each season. Despite authorities saying they would promote domestic consumption, prices have dropped to half of what they were last year.”We have worked hard the whole year… but this is not enough to live on,” said farmer Do Van Toan, 47, who estimated he would earn not more than $4000 this season.Already a major coffee, rice and catfish exporter, Vietnam has in recent years turned its attention to fruit.Last year it exported $3.76 billion worth of fruit and vegetables.So far, Vietnam has officially recorded only 332 cases of the coronavirus, and no deaths.Although some of its borders are open for goods, foreigners — save some specialists and highly-skilled workers — are not permitted to enter.On Tuesday Hanoi said it would look to resume flights with “safe zones” — places that had no new cases for 30 days. Topics :
He did explore some of the deeper causes of racial disparities in the world’s richest country, saying that more would be put into healthcare and the ability to raise business capital in minority communities.Later, in an interview with the generally friendly Fox News network, he described the “horror” of watching Floyd’s death on cellphone footage shot by a witness.But critics say he is incapable of embracing broader public fears, pointing to the contrast between shows of empathy from previous presidents during crises and Trump’s instinct for fighting and insulting foes, even in the midst of calamity.”For weeks we’ve seen President Trump run away from a meaningful conversation on systemic racism and police brutality. Instead, he’s further divided our country,” Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said Thursday.”Today’s trip to Texas won’t change any of that. President Trump is more interested in photo ops than offering a healing voice as our nation mourns.”Despite his poll numbers being underwater five months ahead of election day, Trump is betting that he needn’t change tack.His base has remained loyal throughout the extraordinary turmoil, and he has made clear his priority is getting back on the campaign trail.Immediately after his remarks in Dallas, the president heads to his first campaign fundraiser since the COVID-19 lockdown began — a $580,600 per couple event. Then he flies to his golf course resort in New Jersey for the weekend, another post-COVID first.On June 19 he will restart his mothballed series of rallies — raucous, often two-hour love fests between Trump the entertainer-in-chief and thousands of his most loyal supporters — with an event in Oklahoma. “We have to work together to confront bigotry and prejudice wherever they appear, but we will make no progress and heal no wounds by falsely labeling tens of millions of decent Americans as racist or bigots,” Trump said.The Republican has struggled to find the right tone to address the explosion of protests over the last two weeks in the wake of the death of an unarmed African-American man, George Floyd, as he was arrested in Minneapolis.That crisis, coupled with the economic devastation of the COVID-19 shutdown — and the fact that the pandemic continues to kill up to 1,000 people a day — has left the country crying out for healing.Trump, whose political style is built largely on fierce division and exciting his right-wing base, faced pressure to encourage unity in Dallas. Magnet for controversy Some Americans may want calm after months of rancor, but that’s one thing the former reality TV star is not giving.Even the choice of Tulsa, Oklahoma, for his resumption of rallies generated controversy.June 19 is known as “Juneteenth,” the day marking the end of slavery in the United States. Tulsa, however, is notorious as the site of a 1921 massacre of African-Americans.As he left for Dallas, Trump lambasted Democratic leaders of Washington state, where he said “domestic terrorists” had taken over Seattle, referring to protesters.He also doubled down on his latest culture wars battle, insisting again he will refuse demands to change the names of US military bases honoring leaders of the slave-owning, rebel South during the Civil War.Back in Washington, there were new tensions between the White House and the military when the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, General Mark Milley, apologized for appearing alongside Trump during a controversial walk to a church on June 1, minutes after police violently dispersed protesters.”I should not have been there,” Milley said in his unexpected comments. Hitting the trail The choice of Texas for Thursday’s trip was notable because the state — Republican for decades — is turning in to a battleground. Trump won narrowly in 2016 and a Quinnipiac poll last week put him only one percentage point ahead of Biden.In 2016, polls and politics watchers in general got it wrong about Trump, who ran a chaotic campaign against the ultra-professional Hillary Clinton yet still scored a famous electoral college win.This has left many election watchers gun-shy. Even so, current polls make grim reading for the Republican.The FiveThirtyEight average shows Trump’s approval rating at just 41 percent, having taken a big hit from his handling of the COVID-19 and racism crises.The RealClearPolitics average for a presidential election match-up puts Biden at 49.8 to Trump’s 41.7.Worse for Trump — given his hope of repeating his electoral college win, even if losing the overall popular vote — Biden leads in almost every swing state. Topics : US President Donald Trump on Thursday rebooted his flagging reelection campaign with a speech starkly rejecting nationwide protesters’ claims of police racism, saying only a “few bad apples” are to blame.Far from reaching out to demonstrators’ searing anger, he offered only a vague proposal to “encourage” officers to meet “the most current professional standards for the use of force.””You always have a bad apple, no matter where you go,” said Trump, who is making law and order a new keystone of his bid to win a second term on November 3. “There aren’t too many of them in the police department.”