Marin’s key plays lift Southern Utah over Northern Arizona

first_imgJanuary 12, 2019 /Sports News – Local Marin’s key plays lift Southern Utah over Northern Arizona Tags: Big Sky/Dre Marin/SUU Thunderbirds Basketball FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) — Dre Marin gave Southern Utah the lead three times in the final minute, his jumper with two seconds left providing the final margin, and the Thunderbirds defeated Northern Arizona 84-82 on Saturday. Marin had 13 points, seven assists and six rebounds for SUU (7-7, 2-3 Big Sky). Cameron Oluyitan had 18 points and Harrison Butler added 17 points and nine rebounds. McCree and Bernie Andre scored 19 points apiece and Andre added 10 rebounds for the Lumberjacks (4-11, 2-3). Carlos Hines added 10 points and 10 assists.center_img Written by Marin’s 3-pointer gave Southern Utah a 79-78 lead with 39 seconds remaining and his 3-point play 22 seconds later regained the lead for the Thunderbirds. NAU’s Brooks Debisschop made a layup to tie it at 82 with 10 seconds left, then SUU inbounded without a timeout and Marin hit the go-ahead 10-footer from the left side at the other end. NAU’s desperation heave by Ted McCree was off the mark. Associated Presslast_img read more

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China opposes US defense bill over Taiwan port visits option

first_img View post tag: PLA Navy Authorities Back to overview,Home naval-today China opposes US defense bill over Taiwan port visits option China opposes US defense bill over Taiwan port visits option View post tag: china July 17, 2017center_img View post tag: US Navy View post tag: Taiwan China has urged the U.S. to abide by the One-China after the U.S. Congress passed a bill which could see the U.S. Navy reestablish port calls between the US and Taiwanese navies.The $696 billion defense policy bill, passed on Friday, allows the US Defense Secretary to look into the feasibility of a renewed U.S. cooperation with Taiwan.China is opposed to such an option and has filed diplomatic protest following Friday’s decision.“Relevant contents go against the one China policy of the US and the principles of the three joint communiques between China and the US and interfere in China’s domestic affairs. China has lodged stern representations with the US side,” China’s foreign ministry spokesperson Lu Kang told reporters at a regular press conference on July 17. “I must reiterate that it is China’s consistent position to firmly oppose any official contacts and military exchanges between the US and Taiwan.”Commenting on the same bill last month, before if was approved by Congress, Kang said the Taiwan question concerned China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity adding it was purely China’s internal affairs.A markup of the bill reestablishes regular ports of call by the U.S. Navy at Kaohsiung or any other suitable ports in Taiwan and permits U.S. Pacific Command to receive ports of call by Taiwan;It also directs the Department of Defense to implement a program of technical assistance to support Taiwanese efforts to develop indigenous undersea warfare capabilities, including vehicles and sea mines; and expresses the sense of Congress that the United States should strengthen and enhance its long-standing partnership and strategic cooperation with Taiwan. Share this articlelast_img read more

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Oxford dubbed most influential research institution in the UK

first_imgLaura Herz, Associate Head of the MPLS Division (Research), added: “I am really delighted to be included in the 2020 Highly Cited Researchers List. It’s fantastic to see so many researchers from a number of different MPLS (Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences) Departments represented which demonstrates the strong research base we have within the Division and across the University as a whole.” According to the list, Harvard University in the US remains the most cited institution (188 researchers) in the world and the Max Planck Society in Germany remains the most cited institution in Europe (70 researchers).   The list is assembled by analysing the top 1% most cited papers across 21 fields from 2009-2019. To be featured, an academic must have published a large number of highly cited papers and have a large number of total citations.  The threshold value for a paper to be classified as ‘highly cited’ differs across fields, with Clinical Medicine requiring the highest threshold and Economics and Business requiring the lowest. Professor Patrick Grant, the Pro-Vice Chancellor (Research) at Oxford, said: “We are fortunate to have so many eminent researchers who are addressing many of the world’s most pressing problems and exciting opportunities. Their work and the impact it produces inspires us all.  China has experienced a major surge in influential research over the past decade, going from 636 researchers making up 10.2% of the list in 2019 to 770 researchers making up 12.1% of the list in 2020.  In particular, Tsinghua University in Beijing has moved from 19th place to 9th place in just one year.  This places China in second place for research influence, below the USA and above the UK. David Pendlebury, a Senior Citation Analyst at the Institute for Scientific Information at Clarivate, said: “In the race for knowledge, it is human capital that is fundamental and this list identifies and celebrates exceptional individual researchers at Oxford University who are having a great impact on the research community as measured by the rate at which their work is being cited by others.” “This global recognition of individuals also speaks to the excellence of the research students, early career researchers and staff who support and contribute to our research.” Oxford’s academics are the most cited researchers in the UK and the second most cited in all of Europe, a report by Clarivate suggests.  Oxford boasts 52 individuals on the 2020 Highly Cite Researchers List, out of a total of 6167 worldwide. Image Credit: Bob Collowan, CC-BY-SA-4.0, Wikimedia Commons.last_img read more

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University announces courses allowed to return for start of Hilary

first_imgSome colleges also suggested that students on these courses could still study at home if they so desired. One email from Merton, sent on 6 January, told students: “Let me stress that it is not compulsory for students on these courses to return, and so if you are able to continue to work from home satisfactorily then you should do so”. One email to students very strongly advised students “to get tested for COVID-19. Your college will provide you with three Lateral Flow Device (LFD) tests when you return to Oxford” and noted that “this is extremely important for stopping the spread of the virus”. However, students were also urged to check with their colleges regarding their ability to return – “please ensure that you contact your college before you make any plans to travel to Oxford”. Government guidance notes that there should be “no presumption that all courses within these categorisations should return to in person teaching” and that “HE Providers should seek to limit the courses that return to face to face teaching as far as possible” with “clinical courses” being the main cause for the exemption. As a result, the University has specified year groups within courses. Those allowed to return are: The University has instructed most students to remain at home from the start of term, with all other students asked not to return until at least mid-February, following the announcement of a national lockdown. However, students studying medicine, dentistry, subjects allied to medicine or health, veterinary science, education and social work were defined to be exempt from these rules. Oxford has now released specific guidance explaining which courses will be allowed to return early.center_img Others who are specified to be exempt from include international students who have remained in the UK and those who have arrived without alternative accommodation, those who remained in their university accommodation over the winter break, those without access to study space in their vacation accommodation, those requiring additional support (including those with mental health issues) and commuter students in some cases. Biochemistry (Year 4)Biomedical Sciences (Year 3)Pre-clinical Medicine (Year 3 of the 6-year undergraduate Medical Course) Clinical Medicine (Years 4-6 of the 6-year undergraduate Medical Course) Graduate Entry Medicine (All years) Chemistry (Year 1) from the start of Week 5 to enable laboratory classesChemistry (Year 4)Materials Science (Year 4)Postgraduate Certificate in Educationlast_img read more

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NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Owner Standings

first_img4Jack Roush992,075-36-185128 PosOwnerCar #PointsLdrNxtPPosG/LAttempts 26Bob Germain13577-1,534-4326028 13Linda Hendrick52,040-71-210-328 17Michael Waltrip56752-1,359-2718128 36Ron Devine83379-1,732-336028 2Joe Gibbs182,097-14-142028 22Chip Ganassi42693-1,418-121-128 30Tad Geschickter47509-1,602-529-128 44Bob Leavine95104-2,007-343-117 8Rick Hendrick242,069-42-27-128 43Michael Hillman140107-2,004-144418 27Bob Jenkins34523-1,588-5428128 16Margaret Haas14779-1,332-714-228 21Richard Childress31694-1,417-623228 25J D Gibbs11620-1,491-6425028 45Randy Humphrey1944-2,067-6045023 After Race 28 of the 2013 season at New Hampshire Motor Speedway 6Richard Childress292,072-39-14-228 42Mike Curb98121-1,990-6542025 5Jack Roush162,073-38-211628 39Jerry Freeze35277-1,834-8539028 35Allan Heinke36382-1,729-635028 24Michael Waltrip55684-1,427-924028 47John Cohen4410-2,101-74709 31Brad Jenkins38483-1,628-2631028 7Barney Visser782,071-40-16-128center_img 40Andrea Nemechek87216-1,895-6140028 1Joe Gibbs202,1110—1028 11Rick Hendrick882,049-62-1413228 29Gene Haas10514-1,597-930128 3Jeff Gordon482,093-18-43028 15Felix Sabates1786-1,325-616128 10Rob Kauffman152,063-48-19-128 20John Henry17700-1,411-1920028 19Richard Petty43719-1,392-2319028 48Roger Penske127-2,104-34801 37Joe Falk33363-1,748-1637028 34Ron Devine93388-1,723-834028 12Walter Czarnecki222,042-69-712028 9Tony Stewart392,064-47-58-128 32Tommy Baldwin7444-1,667-3932028 41Glen Wood21186-1,925-304109 38Frank Stoddard Jr.32362-1,749-138028 33Brandon Davis30396-1,715-4833028 49J D Gibbs814-2,107-34902 18Richard Childress27742-1,369-1017-128 14Roger Penske2792-1,319-1,24815128 46Bob Keselowski15217-2,094-274605 23Richard Petty9693-1,418022-128 28Harry Scott Jr.51523-1,588027-128 50Larry Gunselman370-2,111-45001last_img read more

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TV a sleep detriment in children, study finds

first_imgA study following more than 1,800 children from ages 6 months to nearly 8 years old found a small but consistent association between increased television viewing and shorter sleep duration.The report, by investigators at MassGeneral Hospital for Children and the Harvard School of Public Health, is featured in the May issue of Pediatrics.Participants in the study, children and their mothers, were enrolled in Project Viva, a long-term investigation of the health effects of several factors during pregnancy and after birth. It analyzed information — reported by mothers when the children were around 6 months old and then annually for the next seven years — regarding how much time each day infants were in a room where a television was on, how much time older children watched television a day, whether children ages 4 to 7 slept in a room where a TV was present, and the average daily amount of sleep.Each additional hour of television viewing was associated with seven fewer minutes of sleep a night, with the effects appearing to be stronger in boys than in girls.  Racial and ethnic minority children were much more likely to sleep in a room where a television was present, and among those children, the presence of a bedroom television reduced average sleep by around 30 minutes a night.The authors noted that the results supported previous short-term studies finding that both television viewing and sleeping in a room with a television decrease total sleep time, which can have negative effects on mental and physical health.last_img read more

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Bells Are Ringing! Meet Michael Arden & the Cast of Paper Mill’s Hunchback

first_imgRehearsals are officially underway for the Paper Mill Playhouse production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame! Michael Arden, Ciara Renee, Patrick Page, Andrew Samonsky, Erik Liberman and more stars are reprising their roles from last year’s run at the La Jolla Playhouse in California—welcome back to the East Coast, guys, we missed you. Check out these Hot Shots of the stars above, and composer Alan Menken, choreographer Chase Brock, director Scott Schwartz, book writer Peter Parnell and lyricist Stephen Schwartz below. Catch The Hunchback of Notre Dame at Paper Mill in Millburn, NJ from March 4 through April 5, with an official opening night on March 15. View Commentslast_img

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VINS gets $30,000 from TransCanada for environmental education programs

first_imgWith more than 60 years’ experience, TransCanada is a leader in the responsible development and reliable operation of North American energy infrastructure, including hydroelectric power generation, natural gas and oil pipelines, and gas storage facilities.  A growing independent power producer, TransCanada owns or has interests in more than 10,800 megawatts of power generation in Canada and the United States.  For more information, visitwww.transcanada.com(link is external), and follow on Twitter @TransCanada. VINS is a nonprofit, member-supported environmental education, research, and avian rehabilitation organization based in Quechee, VT.  Through partnerships and collaborations with other conservation and education organizations, VINS makes high-quality, compelling and fun environmental education programs and learning opportunities accessible to people and communities throughout New England.  For more information, visit the VINS website at www.vinsweb.org(link is external) and the VINS Nature Blog at vtnature.blogspot.com. VINS 12.13.2011 ‘Supporting the Vermont Institute of Natural Science and its impressive environmental education work aligns directly with TransCanada’s commitment to the environment and desire to improve the quality of life for residents of Vermont and New England,’ said Matthew Cole, Community Relations Advisor for TransCanada.  ‘We realize the importance of these programs to the success and growth of healthy, vibrant communities.’ The Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS) has been awarded a $30,000 Community Investment grant from TransCanada, an energy infrastructure company with operations throughout North America including eight hydroelectric stations in Vermont.  The grant has been awarded to support VINS’ conservation and environmental education programs and boost the organization’s fundraising for program outreach in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Irene. Through its Community Investment program, TransCanada supports local associations and organizations that serve as community assets in empowering individuals, building strong communities, and creating effective citizens.center_img ‘VINS provides innovative, award-winning environmental education opportunities for the children, adults, citizen scientists, and professional educators of New England,’ explained VINS president John Dolan.  ‘TransCanada’s Community Investment grant is a strong vote of confidence in the quality of VINS’ programs and a demonstration of TransCanada’s commitment to our community and VINS’ long-term success.’last_img read more

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October 15, 2003 Disciplinary Actions

first_img October 15, 2003 Regular News T he Florida Supreme Court in recent court orders suspended 15 attorneys, disbarred one, reprimanded two, and extended the probation of one.The following lawyers are disciplined: Damon Evan Amedeo, 3360 S. Ocean Road, Palm Beach, suspended from practicing law in Florida, effective 30 days from July 22 following an August 1 court order. ( Admitted to practice: 1996) On October 2, 2003, Amedeo was charged with distributing cocaine to a person under the age of 21, a felony, and was sentenced to 216 months in prison. (Case no. SC03-1226) Bradford Jon Beilly, 400 S.E. 19th St., Ft. Lauderdale, reprimanded for professional misconduct, following an August 21 court order. ( Admitted to practice: 1980) Beilly entered a business transaction with a client; failed to provide competent representation to a client; and used information relating to the representation of a former client. (Case no. SC02-2651) Rendell Frederick Brown, 319 Clematis St., Ste. 217, West Palm Beach, suspended from practicing law in Florida for 91 days, effective 30 days following an August 21 court order. Upon his reinstatement, Brown shall commence serving a two-year probation. ( Admitted to practice: 1973) Brown failed to act with reasonable diligence and promptness in representing a client; failed to keep a client reasonably informed about the status of a matter; neglected to explain a matter to the extent reasonably necessary to permit the client to make informed decisions regarding the representation; charged or collected excessive fees; and failed to respond, in writing, to official inquiry by Bar counsel while conducting an investigation into his conduct. (Case no. SC03-152) Virginia B. Chosed, 14151 98th Court, Miami, probation extended until August 1, 2004, following an August 18 court order. ( Admitted to practice: 1988) Chosed failed to comply with her rehabilitation contract with Florida Lawyers Assistance, Inc., which was a condition of her court ordered probation in case no. SC03-646. (Case no. SC00-918) Mark Charles Dabold, 5401 S. Kirkman Road, Ste. 310, Orlando, suspended from practicing law in Florida for 91 days, effective 30 days following an August 28 court order. ( Admitted to practice: 1985) Dabold failed to provide competent representation to a client; failed to act with reasonable diligence and promptness in representing a client; failed to keep a client reasonably informed about the status of a matter; and failed to explain a matter to the extent reasonably necessary to permit the client to make informed decisions regarding the representation. (Case no. SC03-406) Mitchell Denker, P.O. Box 999, Summerfield, suspended from practicing law in Florida, effective 30 days from August 5 following an August 14 court order. ( Admitted to practice: 1975) On July 14, Denker was adjudicated guilty in Vermont on two counts of transporting monetary instruments and perjury, both felonies. Denker was sentenced to serve five months in prison. (Case no. SC03-1298) Michael Wilson Dugger, 1017 Thomasville Road, Ste. A, Tallahassee, suspended from practicing law in Florida for 10 days, effective 30 days following an August 21 court order. ( Admitted to practice: 1970) Dugger failed to act with reasonable diligence and promptness in representing a client and failed to keep a client reasonably informed about the status of a matter. (Case no. SC02-2623) Jose L. DelCastillo-Salamanca, 255 Main St., Floor 2, Hartford, CT., suspended from practicing law in Florida for 10 days, effective 30 days following an August 21 court order. ( Admitted to practice: 1994) DelCastillo-Salamanca failed to competently and diligently represent a client and failed to respond to the Bar during its investigation into his conduct. (Case no. SC01-1696) Steven K. Grover, 868 99th Ave., N., Ste. 1, Naples, suspended from practicing law in Florida for 10 days, effective 30 days following an August 21 court order. ( Admitted to practice: 1997) Grover failed to act with reasonable diligence and promptness in representing a client; violated or attempted to violate the Rules of Professional Conduct; engaged in conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit, or misrepresentation; and failed to respond, in writing, to official inquiry by Bar counsel while conducting an investigation into his conduct. (Case no. SC03-163). Jordan B. Harlem, 3050 Biscayne Blvd., Ste. 600, Miami, suspended from practicing law in Florida for 91 days, effective 30 days following an August 28 court order. ( Admitted to practice: 2000) Harlem failed to designate an official Bar name, mailing address, and business telephone number; failed to keep a client reasonably informed about the status of a matter; charged or collected excessive fees; and failed to respond, in writing, to official inquiry by Bar counsel while conducting an investigation into his conduct. (Case no. SC03-450) Shawn M. Jordan, 2820 N.W. 135th St., Opa Locka, suspended from practicing law in Florida for 91 days, effective 30 days following an August 21 court order. ( Admitted to practice: 1999) Jordan failed to respond, in writing, to official inquiry by Bar counsel while conducting an investigation into his conduct. (Case no. SC02-2566) Jeffrey David Knowlton, 500 N. Harbor City Blvd., Melbourne, disbarred from practicing law in Florida, effective immediately following an August 21 court order. ( Admitted to practice: 1973) Among several Bar violations, Knowlton failed to act with reasonable diligence and promptness in representing a client; failed to respond, in writing, to official Bar counsel while conducting an investigation into his conduct; engaged in conduct in connection with the practice of law that is prejudicial to the administration of justice; and failed to take reasonable steps to protect a client’s interests upon misrepresentation. (Case nos. SC02-2076, SC02-2638, SC03-407) Terrence Leon Laster, P.O. Box 822932, Dallas, TX, suspended by emergency from practicing law in Florida until further court order, effective 30 days following an August 19 court order. ( Admitted to practice: 1999) A reconstruction of Laster’s trust accounts revealed a large shortage and failed to provide a current address and business telephone number to The Florida Bar. (Case no. SC03-1402) Joey Dean Oquist, 1135 9th St., N., St. Petersburg, suspended from practicing law in Florida for seven days, effective 30 days following an August 21 court order. ( Admitted to practice: 1991) Oquist failed to keep a client reasonably informed and failed to supervise a subordinate. (Case no. SC02-2004) L. Byron Reid, P.O. Box 607, Panama City, suspended from practicing law in Florida for three years, effective immediately following an August 21 court order. ( Admitted to practice: 1992) Reid violated several Bar rules including involvement in misconduct, minor misconduct, and criminal misconduct; knowingly made a false statement to The Florida Bar; misrepresentation; and conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice. (Case no. SC02-2079) Reydel Santos, P.O. Box 5000, Yazoo City, MS., suspended from practicing law in Florida, effective 30 days following an August 14 court order. ( Admitted to practice: 1988) Santos was adjudicated guilty in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida on Nov. 3, 2000, for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and possession with intent to distribute cocaine, both felonies. Santos was sentenced to serve 121 months in prison. (Case no. SC03-1316) Billy Michael Thomas, 997 S. Wickham Road, W. Melbourne, reprimanded for professional misconduct, following an August 21 court order. ( Admitted to practice: 1992) Thomas failed to respond, in writing, to official inquiry by Bar counsel while conducting an investigation into his conduct. (Case no. SC02-2125) Henry Thompson, 14815 S.W. 107th Ave., Miami, suspended from the practice of law for 10 days, effective 30 days following an August 21 court order. ( Admitted to practice: 1971) Among several Bar violations, Thompson filed nonmeritorious claims and contentions; failed to act fairly to opposing party and counsel; and engaged in conduct in connection with the practice of law that is prejudicial to the administration of justice. (Case no. SC02-2717) Alexander Zouzoulas, 2070 Saint George Ave., Winter Park, suspended from practicing law in Florida for six months, effective retroactive to January 4 following an August 21 court order. Zouzoulas is further placed on probation for three years. ( Admitted to practice: 1983) Zouzoulas failed to comply with probationary terms in Case no. SC02-2042. Among terms of his probation, Zouloulas must contact Florida Lawyers Assistance, Inc. (Case no. SC02-2042) Court orders are not final until time expires to file a rehearing motion and, if filed, determined. The filing of such a motion does not alter the effective date of the discipline. October 15, 2003 Disciplinary Actionslast_img read more

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The leadership labyrinth

first_imgEvening in an office ushers in an odd tranquility. With the departure of the workforce, the daily hubbub of conversation, machine noise and human movement ceases. The scene changes to a few remaining workers who hunch over their desks absorbed in projects or quiet. The atmosphere is one of enveloping calm and deep concentration.For an executive, evening has a different breed of quiet. Without employees, vendors, or investors filling the doorframe, it can present a moment of disconcerting emptiness. The usual distractions of the business day that so automatically structure the time disappear. No one is around to ask for input, bring up a new problem or harp on an organizational complaint.At this moment arrives a critical choice. Always in plain view loom unsorted emails, reports, and requests beckoning executive attention. Indeed, such items require attention, and doing things that need doing does move things forward. The feeling of satisfaction that comes with checking things off a list is hard to resist. continue reading » 14SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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