Matt Conway of Dixie State Basketball Named RMAC Defensive Player of the Week

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailST. GEORGE, Utah-Late Monday, Dixie State men’s basketball junior forward Matt Conway was named as the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference’s defensive player of the week for his contributions in helping the Trailblazers go 2-0 at the Dixie State Thanksgiving Tournament.The 6-7 215-pound Pleasant Grove High School graduate out of Chandler, Ariz. averaged 18.5 points, 9 rebounds and 3 blocks in the Trailblazers’ wins over Academy of Art and Western Oregon.He also shot 57.9 percent from the field and 83.3 percent at the foul line.The 2-1 Trailblazers are back in action Saturday evening at Westminster in the RMAC season opener for both squads. Brad James Written by November 27, 2018 /Sports News – Local Matt Conway of Dixie State Basketball Named RMAC Defensive Player of the Week Tags: Academy of Art/Dixie State men’s basketball/Matt Conway/Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference/Thanksgiving tournament/Western Oregon/Westminsterlast_img read more

Manti Mountain Bike Team Visits Soldier Hollow Saturday

first_img Brad James August 13, 2020 /Sports News – Local Manti Mountain Bike Team Visits Soldier Hollow Saturday Tags: Manti Bike Team FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailMIDWAY, Utah-The Manti Mountain Bike Team visits Soldier Hollow of Midway Saturday August 15.Masks and wristbands are required for all riders.There will be a limited amount of masks on-site available for purchase.The venue will only allow 1,000 spectators or fewer.Riders can only have individually-packaged snacks and drinks.No overnight camping is permitted on-site.The next event occurs October 5 in Price at the Green Venue. Written bylast_img

City Council, At – Large Candidate Alex Burton Receives Endorsement from the Evansville Professional…

first_imgCity Council candidate Alex Burton proudly announces that he has received the endorsement of the Evansville Professional Firefighters.“It truly is an honor to be endorsed by Evansville’s bravest. It speaks to my true commitment to public safety and ensuring that our city and every resident remains safe and out of harm’s way,” he said.Alex believes that public safety is important to our community and he wants to ensure that our firefighters are properly trained, equipped, and compensated.Alex continues to campaign on the basis of teamwork, good public policy, and the future of Evansville. He understands that in order for Evansville to be its best we must learn from the past, make sound decisions in the present, and prepare for the future.“The next four to five years in Evansville will be crucial and it is important that we have members of Evansville’s City Council who will work to solve the problems we face in a practical way without making our community less safe,” Burton said.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Guidance: UK CMO commentary on screen time and social media map of reviews

first_imgIn 2018, the UK Chief Medical Officers commissioned independent researchers at University College London to map published research on screen time, social media, and children and young people’s mental health. They were commissioned through the NIHR Policy Research Programme.This research was published in Screen-based activities and children and young people’s mental health and psychosocial wellbeing: a systematic map of reviews.The UK Chief Medical Officers here publish a commentary on this work. This includes their advice for parents and carers, and their recommendations for other stakeholders.last_img

GRC promotes inclusion with StaND Against Hate Week

first_imgLucy Du Members of the Notre Dame community are coming together for StaND Against Hate Week, which aims to raise awareness of the prevalence of hatred both on and off campus. Maureen McKenney, assistant director for LGBTQ initiatives for the Gender Relations Center (GRC), said StaND Against Hate Week was originally oriented around the LGBTQ community but has evolved in recent years to become more inclusive and holistic.“It was originally and intentionally around support for LGBTQ students within our community,” she said. “When it came here, we broadened it to really being about promoting the message of human dignity for all.”StaND Against Hate Week is sponsored by the Gender Relations Center (GRC), as well as Campus Ministry, Multicultural Student Programs and PrismND. Events are scheduled for every day from Monday through Friday. Free T-shirts will be distributed at North Dining Hall, South Dining Hall and LaFortune Student Center on Monday from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. McKenney said the T-shirts should be worn Friday.Tim Brown, former Notre Dame football and NFL player, is this year’s keynote speaker. Tuesday at 7 p.m. in DeBartolo Hall 141, Brown will talk about faith, masculinity and racism in his keynote speech and sign books afterward. “Tim [Brown] is coming back to Notre Dame to talk about many of the same topics in his book “The Making of a Man,” such as faith, how he defines himself as a man, the intersection of masculinity and faith, but also some of his experience with racism within the NFL and how that shaped him as an individual,” McKenney said. Wednesday night, there will be an ethics and leadership workshop called “Making Choices for Social Justice.” The workshop will be from 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. in the Coleman-Morse Lounge. McKenney said a large part of the workshop will be devoted to talking through hypothetical situations and examining how ethics determine actions. “It’s being run by Art Munin, who is a diversity consultant and administrator at Illinois State,” she said. “He brings different diversity workshops around the country, specifically for college students. The purpose of the workshop is to challenge those who attend to consider ways in which values and ethics drive the decisions they make and why they make them.”There will be a documentary screening Thursday at 7 p.m. in DeBartolo Hall 140. “Forget Us Not” explores the persecution of the non-Jewish victims of the Holocaust.Friday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., there will be hot apple cider and donuts at Fieldhouse Mall to close out the week. Participants are encouraged to wear the free T-shirts from Monday to this event. McKenney said the week serves as a reminder that hate and discrimination affect those in our community in many different ways. “It’s really a way for students to dialogue about ways in which hate and discrimination have a negative impact on people within our community but also the community at large,” she said. “We use hate and discrimination as a very broad category: class, race, religion, socioeconomic situation, sexual orientation, gender identity – really any aspect of one’s personhood is how we define it.”Tags: Gender Relations Center, GRC, PrismND, StaND Against Hate Weeklast_img read more

Peanut Achievement Club

first_imgThe University of Georgia Peanut Team honored Georgia’s top peanut producers this weekend at the annual Georgia Peanut Achievement Club meeting held on Jekyll Island, Georgia.Fifteen farmers/farms were recognized Saturday, Aug. 10, at the yearly meeting held to salute Georgia’s highest-yielding peanut growers. The UGA Peanut Team also held an open forum session with peanut producers and industry leaders.“We’ve climbed in yields in these categories with the growers that we have. I mean they’ve continued to stay well above 6,000-pound averages across the board,” said UGA Cooperative Extension Peanut Agronomist Scott Monfort. “This is taking into consideration their entire farm, whether it’s dryland or irrigated. Their entire farm is counted. It’s just phenomenal.”Georgia is the No. 1 producer of peanuts in the U.S. Georgia farmers provide more than 45% of the country’s peanut crop every year.Growers, like Glen Heard, appreciated the recognition of farmers’ hard work.“It’s one of the best honors any peanut farmer can get. I hadn’t been here in a while and I’ve been wanting to get back,” said Heard, a peanut producer with 4,209 acres in Baker, Decatur, Miller and Seminole counties. “I’m very proud of it.”Worth County producer Ken Hall was recognized for the eighth time in the past 10 years.“I feel honored to be able to be part of this group. I can remember one year we missed it by one pound,” said Hall, who grows peanuts on 1,023 acres. “As I’ve told some of the guys on the (UGA) Peanut Team, I think it’s a great thing, whether I’m able to attend or not. I think it’s a great thing to reward the top growers in the state.”The achievements in 2018 are even more impressive considering the challenges producers encountered with Mother Nature. Consistent rainfall in May 2018 delayed planting for many growers until June. Then Hurricane Michael hit southwest Georgia on Oct. 10, a time when growers were harvesting their peanut and cotton crops.“Last year was difficult with Michael. It hurt a lot of people. Peanuts did fare a lot better (than some other crops). This is one bright spot that we have,” Monfort said. “These growers did very well on their peanuts, but that doesn’t mean they didn’t have tough times. Their cotton suffered significantly, but I’m glad we were able to come here and at least celebrate the things that did go right.”The 2018 Georgia Peanut Achievement Club winners include:State winners100-299 acres: Larry Ray Walker; Ben Hill County: 124 acres; 6,536 pounds/acre300-699 acres: Chase Farms Inc.; Macon County; 439 acres; 7,191 pounds/acre700-plus acres: 4 Miller Farms; Seminole County; 930 acres; 7,052 pounds/acre District 4100-299 acres: Bucky Tyler; Irwin County; 162 acres; 5,976 pounds/acre300-699 acres: Robert Davison; Brooks County; 371 acres; 6,044 pounds/acre700-plus acres: Nellwood Farms (Hal Cromley); Bulloch County; 1,109 acres; 4,992 pounds/acre District 3100-299 acres: Michael and Gregg Bennett; Pulaski County; 134 acres; 5,675 pounds/acre100-299 acres: Steve Newberry; Jefferson County; 187 acres; 5,620 pounds/acre300-699 acres: C&S Farms, Scott Moore; Dooly County; 346 acres; 6,865 pounds/acre700-plus acres: Ken Hall Farms; Worth County; 1,023 acres; 5,424 pounds/acre District 2100-299 acres: Faith Farms (Matt Bryan); Baker County; 217 acres; 6,455 pounds/acre300-699 acres: Jeff Williams; Miller County; 558 acres; 5,827 pounds/acre700-plus acres: Heard Family Farms (Glen Heard); Decatur County; 4,209 acres; 5,803 pounds/acrecenter_img District 1100-299 acres: Hillside Farms (Mike Newberry); Early County; 234 acres; 6,514 pounds/acre700-plus acres: Bob Mclendon; Calhoun County; 1,298 acres; 5,975 pounds/acre For more information about peanut production in Georgia, see peanuts.caes.uga.edu.last_img read more

Endicott native Chandler Jones out for season

first_imgJones has just one sack this season. He had 19 last season, with 97 total in his career. Jones was injured in the second quarter of the Cardinals win over the Jets this past Sunday. Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury announced the news Wednesday morning. center_img ARIZONA (WBNG) — Endicott native and Arizona Cardinals linebacker Chandler Jones will have season-ending surgery after suffering a right biceps injury. last_img

Imperfect flu vaccine offered some protection

first_imgAug 12, 2004 (CIDRAP News) – Two studies from Colorado show that the 2003-04 influenza vaccine provided some protection even though it didn’t match up well with the predominant flu virus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says.One study showed that small children who had been fully vaccinated were 25% to 49% less likely than unvaccinated children to contract a flu-like illness, according to an article in the Aug 13 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. The other study indicated that adults aged 50 to 64 years were 52% less likely to get the flu if they had been vaccinated.”Influenza vaccine . . . can provide benefit even in years when the influenza vaccine and circulating strains are not matched optimally,” the CDC report states.To assess vaccine effectiveness in children, the investigators retrospectively compared rates of vaccination and medical treatment for influenza and related illnesses in 5,139 children enrolled in Kaiser Permanente Colorado. The study included children aged 6 to 23 months. Illnesses classified as either “influenza-like illness” (ILI) or “pneumonia and influenza” were counted as flu cases.Children who had received two flu shots after September 2003 and at least 14 days before an illness were counted as fully vaccinated. Other children were counted as partially vaccinated or unvaccinated, depending on the number and timing of their shots. By Dec 7, 2003, 752 children were fully vaccinated and 1,388 were partially vaccinated.When they compared fully vaccinated children with unvaccinated children, the investigators found that the vaccine was 25% effective against ILI (P=.052) and 49% effective against pneumonia and influenza (P=.022). However, the partially vaccinated children had no significant reduction in ILI or pneumonia and influenza. The report says the findings add to the evidence that children who have not been vaccinated before should receive two doses of flu vaccine for best protection.To examine the vaccine’s performance in adults, the investigators did a case-control study of people aged 50 to 64 years. The researchers used records from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to identify people who had had a laboratory-confirmed case of influenza in November or December 2003. Controls who had not had flu in that period were recruited through random-digit phone dialing and were matched to patients by age, sex, and telephone area code.The investigators found 304 patients and 1,055 controls who met the study criteria and completed telephone interviews. In the interviews, the participants were asked about flu vaccination and timing and other medical history matters. Half of the patients had medical conditions that increased their risk of flu-related complications.The analysis showed that the vaccine was 52% effective in patients having no high-risk medical condition (95% confidence interval [CI], 31%-66%) and 38% effective in those with a high-risk condition (95% CI, 30%-60%).The report notes that flu vaccine is expected to be about 70% to 90% effective when it is well matched with the major circulating virus strains. The CDC concludes that the 2003-04 vaccine was effective enough to justify recommendations to continue vaccination efforts when there is a “suboptimal match” between the vaccine and the circulating virus.Last December, a preliminary study published by the CDC indicated that the flu vaccine was not effective in protecting Colorado healthcare workers from ILI. The new report says the preliminary study might have been too small to detect low effectiveness against ILI.CDC. Assessment of the effectiveness of the 2003-04 influenza vaccine among children and adults—Colorado, 2003. MMWR 2004;53(31):707-10 [Full text]last_img read more

Chic modern stunner in this spacious Daisy Hill mansion

first_imgThis Daisy Hill home us sure to get attention.THERE is no shortage of space inside this Daisy Hill home.Sitting on half an acre and overlooking a conservation park, the home feels separate from the endless suburbia that surrounds it.The closeness to nature was just one of the reasons why Gary Poole purchased the property 17 years ago.At the time he and his family were living in Stretton, but with four kids and a foster child they needed something bigger. “And this place just has the best views,” Mr Poole said. “We can see out to Mount Tamborine and you can see the Q1 building on a fine day.”The three-storey home was built on a 2150sq m allotment on one of the highest streets in Daisy Hill. One of the home’s three bathrooms.With the kids all grown up, Mr Poole said it was time to move to a unit near the beach. “The house is much too big for just the two of us,” he said. The home is at 447 Springwood Road, Daisy Hill and is on the market now through Ray White Daisy Hill. There is enough room to park eight cars.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus19 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market19 hours agoThe modern house has five bedrooms and three bathrooms.The modernist architectural style of the house features a distinctive use of glass and sharp angles to give the home a very unique look. “It is a very striking house, people remember it,” Mr Poole said. 447 Springwood Road Daisy Hill 3D floor planThe swimming pool is at the centre of the property, with the curved design of the house wrapping around it.“It was a little bit run down when we bought it so we have renovated it a couple of times,” Mr Poole said. With a pool, alfresco dining area and a large grass yard at the front of the house, he said it was the ideal home for people that enjoyed the outdoors. “My kids would play touch football and soccer and everything out there,” he said. Space to enjoy the great outdoors.With the house close to the Daisy Hill Conservation Park and the Springwood Conservation Park it is common to see and hear possums, birds and even koalas from the balcony, Mr Poole said.last_img read more

Nordic roundup: PFA Pension, AMF, Danica Pension

first_imgDenmark’s largest commercial pensions provider PFA Pension has said a rise of around 14% in Danish share prices in the first three months of the year drove unit-link product returns higher.Reporting initial figures for first-quarter investment performance, PFA Pension said its unit-link PFA Plus product produced returns of 2.8% after costs and including the shared customer capital (KundeKapital) bonus.This compares with a 3.7% return reported for the first quarter in 2013.Jesper Langmack, director at PFA Asset Management, said: “The main reason PFA has done well this year is that it has a large exposure to Danish shares relative to competitors.” PFA’s Danish shares increased by about 14% in the first quarter.Around 17% of PFA’s investments for unit-link products with high-risk profiles are held in Danish equities, with the company’s total Danish equity investments standing at more than DKK12bn (€1.6bn).Investments in corporate bonds also performed well in the first quarter, providing a return of 3.4%, which benefitted customers opting for lower-risk profiles, Langmack said.However, he said that when the market was volatile, as it had been in the run-up to Easter, it was important to look at it closely in order to act fast and take advantage of opportunities.“What was the right strategy in the first quarter is not necessarily the right one for the rest of the year,” he said.Meanwhile, Sweden’s occupational pensions provider AMF reported investments returned 2.2% in the first quarter of this year, down from 3.3% in the same period last year. The solvency ratio increased to 212 by the end of the March from 200 the same time last year.Peder Hasslev, head of asset management, said: “The start of the year was characterised by a degree of caution about where the global economy was heading.”He also cited a continuing expectation that the economy would improve given that geopolitical events had not put a spoke in the wheel.Group profit fell to SEK4.7bn (€520m) by the end of March, down from SEK19.8bn at the same point last year. The company said SEK7.2bn of this decline was due to changes made to the discount rate used to calculate liabilities.Premium income fell to SEK9.6bn from SEK10.2bn, and total assets rose to SEK466bn from SEK426bn.AMF is jointly owned by the Swedish Trade Union Confederation (LO) and the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise.In other news, Danica Pension said reported contributions from domestic customers rose by 11% in the first three months of this year to DKK5.6bn, with business growth helped by sales through the Danske Bank network.The company, which is a subsidiary of Danske Bank, made a pre-tax profit of DKK454m in the first quarter, up from DKK385m in the same period a year before.Managing director Per Klitgård said he was satisfied with the result, and noted in particular that the technical profit had risen to DKK419bn from DKK384m“This emphasises strong development in our business,” he said.Klitgård said the rise in contributions in Denmark was due to a significant level of one-off contributions, as well as a general increase in business.He said Danica Pension’s cooperation with Danske Bank continued to go very well, with contributions through this channel rising by 50% between the first quarter of last year and the latest reporting period.Contributions overall climbed 3% to DKK7.8bn in the first quarter from DKK7.7bn in the same period last year.However, within this, contributions in Sweden and Norway fell by 14%, Danica said, but it attributed this decline to very large one-off contributions booked in the first quarter of 2013.“Danica Pension still expects contributions in the Nordic business to develop positively in 2014,” the company said.Danica’s unit-link pension products made returns of 1.5% to 2.6% in the first quarter, while the traditional with-profits pension product returned 3%.Total assets rose to DKK333bn from DKK327bn.last_img read more