Utah Men’s Basketball Signs 6-7 Dutchman

first_imgJuly 27, 2020 /Sports News – Local Utah Men’s Basketball Signs 6-7 Dutchman FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY-Monday, University of Utah men’s basketball head coach Larry Krystkowiak confirmed the signing of 6-7 Norbert Thelissen per a statement.The native of ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands has spent the last two seasons with Heroes Den Bosch, making his debut with the Dutch professional basketball squad in the fall of 2017.During the FIBA U20 European Championships last July at Matosinhos, Portugal, Thelissen netted 11.1 points, 4.5 rebounds, 1.1 assists, 1.3 blocks and 1 steal per game while shooting 74.2 percent from the field.Krystkowiak lauded Thelissen’s “combination of experience, skill, athleticism and high basketball IQ” in comments he made Monday. Brad James Tags: Norbert Thelissen Written bylast_img read more

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Fathers suffer at childbirth too

first_imgRecent findings by Oxford University researchers have shown that fathers as well as mothers can be severely affected by the trauma a difficult childbirth can induce.The researchers, from the National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit (NPEU), interviewed eleven fathers and partners whose partners’ childbirths had been marred by life-threatening complications. They went on to look at the effects of these experiences.The results suggest that particularly difficult births, as well as being severe for the mothers, also cause long-term issues for partners to the extent that in some cases they are diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder.Factors leading to particularly stressful and dangerous births can vary from heavy, uncontrollable bleeding to amniotic fluid embolism, where birthing fluids get into the mother’s bloodstream. However, such events are rare with only one in 100 births involving such complications.Professor Marian Knight of NPEU, who led the work, said, “Many of these emergencies happen during labour or immediately after, and involve severe bleeding. The mums are severely ill and need lots of care. And while everyone is running around looking after mum, it can affect dads too.”However, the results of the findings have caused controversy. In an article for the Telegraph, Milli Hill, founder of The Positive Birth Movement, said, “Already the number of articles and media discussions about the study greatly outnumber the tiny number of husbands and partners who took part in it.“Yes, it’s no wonder the men folk are traumatised by childbirth, because it’s a gory freak show that women alone must suffer, and, if you must be there at all, you’re best off sticking at the head end and keeping a low profile, mate. Birth is bloody, birth is horrific, birth is dangerous.”One comment left in response to Hill’s article expressed a similarly traditional view, saying, “Allow the father to be there during the preliminaries then boot him out into the waiting room when things really get going. This is women’s business and a man shouldn’t be at the business end.”Harriet Moorhouse on the other hand, a third year geographer with a place to study graduate-entry medicine in September,  focused on the positives of childbirth. Having worked on labour wards, she was able to give the following anecdote.“I saw a routine caesarean-section delivery of IVF twins. The father was present for the c-section, and the couple had undergone several rounds of IVF before finally conceiving twins. The birth of these twins was therefore an overwhelmingly exciting and joyous event in the couple’s lives. Save for the anxiety associated with any surgical procedure, the father was over-the-moon and visibly excited – almost giddy.“He observed the entire procedure, including the surgeon making an incision, essentially tearing the skin apart and then reaching under the skin to pull the babies out. When the babies were removed from the mother’s body, the father cut the umbilical cord. He was thrilled.”last_img read more

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Hard water for Oxford

first_imgIncidentally, this geological divide separates Yorkshire into a harder east and a softer west, meaning the popular tea-makers named after their home county have taps with both strands at their manufacturing plants. One tea-drinking student, who wished to remain anonymous, described this as “good news” for them and fellow beverage fans as it meant those who lived in soft water areas were not forced to change their tea brand when coming up to study. Unfortunately, hard water does also produce limescale in kettles, and one student expressed personal irritation that Oxford’s hard water had ruined their almost decade-old kettle. Newly published research has suggested that Oxford has some of the UK’s hardest water. Harvey Water Softeners have conducted the 2020 Hard Water Index with the aim to ranking places across the country by their hardness of water. Hard water is water in possession of a high mineral content. Water’s hardness is a product of its travel through various levels of chalk, limestone and gypsum. As these are largely made of calcium and magnesium carbonates, bicarbonates and sulphates, water found to contain more of these is thought to be harder than that water which lacks them: socalled “soft water”. Rain is naturally soft, and water’s hardness is a consequence of rainfall being soaked into the ground. The Index determined the hardness of the water by measuring the number of milligrams of calcium carbonate per litre for each area investigated. Oxford’s water possesses 295mg per litre. center_img According to the index, Ipswich has the hardest water in the UK and Edinburgh the softest. Places with water similar in hardness to Oxford reportedly include Swindon and Southampton. Around 60% of the UK is thought to have hard or very hard water, according to Thames Water. Oxford is not alone in being one of many areas exhibiting over 200mg of calcium carbonate per litre. The South and East of England have the hardest water in the country, as they have regions of chalk and limestone which transfer more minerals into water than the primarily granite-based areas of the North and West. last_img read more

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OCHS Surf Team Seeks Donations for Yard Sale on Saturday

first_imgThe Ocean City High School surfing team will hold a yard sale 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday (May 31) at the Ocean City Intermediate School (18th Street and Bay Avenue).The event will raise funds to help send the team to the National Scholastic Surfing Association championship June 14 to 16 at the Trestles break near Dana Point, Calif. Ocean City High School has won 23 of the past 25 NSSA Northeast Championship titles.The team is asking everybody to consider donating used surf/skate equipment and clothing, including:SurfboardsSkateboard helmetsSkateboardsSkateboard knee/elbow padsWetsuitsSurf car racksBoots, hoods & glovesSkim boardsPaddleboardsBoogie boardsLeashesRash guardsSurfing DVD’sSkateboard ramps (small)Contributors can drop off material at any of the following locations: OC Fire Department6th Street FirehouseAttn: Charlie BowmanOC Intermediate School18th and Bay AvenuesAttn: Mark MiedamaTom Aromando824 Seacliff RoadOcean City All are welcome to shop at the yard sale on Saturday.last_img read more

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viewpoint

first_img“The biggest challenge in 2007 by far, was prices.” Not my words but those of Peter Williams, bakery director of that excellent business Simmons of Hatfield (pg 13). And they are words that continue to be echoed across this issue and the whole industry.Despite the challenges, Simmons aims to open its 30th shop in March. How come it is among those thriving, not merely surviving? It put its prices up twice last year! And if your company did not, please take stock.I was rather alarmed last week when Carrs Milling put out a statement saying “further price increases would be dictated by whether bakers were successful in getting further bread price increases”. Frankly, there is no choice. If flour and commodities go up, then those who pass on the rises survive, others get taken over or go under.If you are not your company’s best negotiator, please delegate to someone who is. We all have different talents. You might be a brilliant MD, bakery owner or financial wizard. But if you are not a trained negotiator who can talk to the multiples and bakers about price rises in one breath and new products in the other, backed up with plenty of market information, it will prove nigh impossible to get the increases through. The supermarkets in particular are tough negotiators and trained to drive down prices.Most high street bakers I have come across have achieved the price rises with no problems. I popped into De Gustibus bakery the other day by London Bridge and there was a notice in the window explaining why prices had risen again. But business is doing very well, just like Simmons.Our lead story this week on world bread prices, with data provided exclusively to British Baker by the Economist Intelligence Unit, shows that although UK prices are creeping up, helped enormously in my opinion by the popularity of ’artisan’ breads as well as price increases, London is still number 70 in the world and Manchester 93rd.Travel has introduced us to wraps and rye-based breads, which can only benefit the category. But if you want imaginative sandwich fillings, check out our feature on page 16. And do read the controversial comment on folic acid by the Soil Association (pg 8) and let us have your views.last_img read more

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Scottish bakery moves and expands

first_imgOne of Scotland’s oldest bakeries is expanding after relocating to more modern premises last weekend.Oliphant’s Bakery, which dates back to 1856, left its old premises at Whitecross, Falkirk on Saturday 7 June and had production up and running at the new site in Bankside, in Falkirk by the Sunday night shift.Owner Alice Gibson explained the bakery was moved to make way for a multi-million-pound redevelopment. All of the bakery’s 40-strong staff were happy to make the change.Gibson told British Baker: “We’re delighted. Where we were was like a ghost town as all the businesses moved out. We had two or three break-ins. Now we can see people around us, this is a nice area.”The wholesale and retail business has added a fifth shop, alongside the new bakery.last_img

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Genius axes 68 jobs with closure of Hull factory

first_imgGenius Foods is to close its production facility in Hull with the loss of 68 roles – just months after announcing another 115 redundancies across the business.The company said a drop in production volumes following the decision by some of its European customers to switch to own-label lines had made operating the Hull site “unviable”.News of the closure comes just months after Genius – which currently makes own-label and branded lines – announced it was to become a purely branded business, a move that would result in 115 workers being made redundant. It plans to end production of own-label lines by the end of this year.A total of 156 positions are being lost across the business, as 27 roles are being created at the Genius production site in Bathgate, West Lothian, which will now supply all its export customers.“We fully understand the shock and disappointment of this announcement for all of our employees,” said Genius Foods’ chief executive Jeremy Bradley. “It has been necessary to respond to the change in activity at Hull.”The company said it will provide a “comprehensive support package” for affected workers, with local outplacement assistance and retraining, as well as opportunities to relocate within the business.“The priority of the entire Genius team is to do everything possible in the coming weeks and months to support the hard-working and dedicated employees at the site,” added Bradley.last_img read more

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Trey Anastasio Band Announces Extensive Spring Tour Dates

first_imgAfter their two-night run at The Capitol Theatre leaked this afternoon, it only made sense that the Trey Anastasio Band would announce a full slate of tour dates. And that’s exactly what they’ve done, adding several spring tour dates to their calendar. Kicking off with their aforementioned run at The Cap, TAB will hit Charlotte, Austin, Houston, Tulsa, St. Louis, Indianapolis, Philadelphia and more, adding twelve dates in total to their already announced shows at Sweetwater 420 Festival and at Red Rocks with Vulfpeck. The band will criss-cross the East Coast, Midwest, and South as they tour behind their 2015 album Paper Wheels.Tickets are available for all dates on December 1st at 12:00pm via a real-time pre-sale. The regular on-sale date is December 9th. For more information on all of these tour dates, visit Trey’s website.The Trey Anastasio Band 2017 tour dates can be seen below:4/14-15 – The Capitol Theatre – Port Chester, NY4/20 – The Fillmore Charlotte – Charlotte, NC4/21 – Sweetwater 420 Festival – Atlanta, GA4/29 – Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater – Austin, TX4/30 – House of Blues Houston – Houston, TX5/2 – Cain’s Ballroom – Tulsa, OK5/3 – The Pageant – St. Louis, MO5/5 – Egyptian Room – Old National Centre – Indianapolis, IN5/6 – Royal Oak Music Theatre – Royal Oak, MI5/7 – Danforth Music Hall – Toronto, ON5/25 – The Fillmore Philadelphia – Philadelphia, PA5/31- Red Rocks Amphitheater – Morrison, CO (w/Vulfpeck)6/3 – Big Sky Brewery – Missoula, MTlast_img read more

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A wind-tech boom in Texas

first_imgA wind-tech boom in Texas FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Houston Chronicle:Wind turbine service technicians will be in high demand from now until at least 2026, according to the government-funded Projections Managing Partnership that uses data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.Between 2017 and 2019, the number of jobs to service wind turbines will increase 20.1 percent, the data shows. And by 2026, wind turbine service jobs will more than double.Wind and solar energy projects are also expected to be the fastest growing source of new generation over the next two years, according to a previous report by the Energy Department. Wind is projected to grow 12 percent in 2019 and 14 percent in 2020.Texas is the largest producer of wind energy in the U.S., generating about 18 percent of its electricity from wind, largely due to huge commercial-scale wind farms in West Texas. Texas has more than 20,000 megawatts of installed wind capacity, which could rise to 38,000 megawatts by 2030, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.More: The fastest growing job in Texas is wind turbine technician, data projectslast_img read more

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Promotional film “Rijeka – I miss you” won second place at one of the most prestigious film festivals in America

first_imgIn the sea of ​​negative news, here is one good and happy news. At one of the longest-running and most prestigious film festivals in the United States, the NEW YORK FESTIVALS – FILM & TV AWARDS promotional film by the Rijeka Tourist Board entitled “RIJEKA I MISS YOU” won silver in the CORPORATE IMAGE – Public Relations & Social Engagement category.  “When the film was made and when the musical background “I Miss You” was chosen, it was impossible to guess how this title would actually be the real slogan of the current tourist situation nowadays and in this situation., points out Spomenka Saraga from the Baludichi film. The film was produced by BALDUČI FILMA from Zagreb, the producer and screenwriter of the film is Spomenka Saraga, and the director of the film is the Frenchman Herve Tirmarche, for whom this is the fourth film in Croatia and each of them has been awarded many times around the world. The promotional film was shot at a number of attractive locations in Rijeka, presenting Rijeka as a year-round tourist and city-break destination. Through a series of attractive shots, the film wanted to “take the viewer” through the city and the specialties that adorn it, from the beautiful Trsat Castle that proudly stands above the city, Rijeka’s museums with unique exhibits, top delicacies of beautiful Rijeka restaurants to one of the most beautiful fish markets in Europe.center_img The awards ceremony was supposed to take place during the NAB SHOW in Las Vegas, the world’s largest digital technology fair related to the film industry, but the fair was canceled due to the COVID19 virus. Rijeka as a city-break destination The film has already been awarded second place in Berlin at the festival, which is normally held as part of the ITB in Berlin, but the ceremony was also not held due to the cancellation of the largest tourism fair.last_img read more

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