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University of Utah Athletics Creates Ty Jordan Memorial Scholarship

first_imgJanuary 5, 2021 /Sports News – Local University of Utah Athletics Creates Ty Jordan Memorial Scholarship Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY-In news released Tuesday, the University of Utah Department of Athletics has established the Ty Jordan Memorial Scholarship to honor the memory of former student-athlete Ty Jordan, who passed away last month.This statement was made by athletics director Mark Harlan.This scholarship, Harlan confirmed, will be awarded to a student-athlete in the football program who “exemplifies the inspiring qualities” Jordan displayed by virtue of his “work ethic, positivity and perseverance through adversity.”The first gift to the fund is being made by Utah head football coach Kyle Whittingham and his wife, Jamie, in the amount of $100,000.Those wishing to donate to the Ty Jordan Memorial Scholarship may do so through a secure online portal accessible at https://ugive.app.utah.edu/designation/3944.During a five-game season, Jordan earned the Pac-12’s Offensive Freshman of the Year award by vote of the league’s coaches.He was also named as the Pac-12 Newcomer of the Year by The Associated Press and a freshman All-American by The Athletic and 247Sports.Jordan averaged 119.4 rushing yards per game, ranking him first nationally among freshman tailbacks and ninth in the country.The native of Mesquite, Texas also averaged 7.2 yards per carry for 597 rushing yards on the season and ran for six scores.Jordan was renowned for his humility, perpetually deferring credit to his teammates and coaches.Furthermore, he always hoped to make his late mother proud of him as he fulfilled his dream of playing college sports. Tags: Utah Utes Brad Jameslast_img read more

USCGC Polar Star Concludes Its Deployment

first_img View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Concludes Authorities View post tag: USCGC Polar Star USCGC Polar Star Concludes Its Deployment View post tag: Naval View post tag: its View post tag: Deploymentcenter_img Share this article March 10, 2015 View post tag: Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today USCGC Polar Star Concludes Its Deployment The crew of US Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star, the nation’s only operational heavy icebreaker, is scheduled to return to Seattle after a 101-day Antarctic deployment.Polar Star’s crew departed Seattle for Operation Deep Freeze 2015, the military resupply and logistical support mission for the U.S. Antarctic Program’s McMurdo Station. Coast Guardsmen aboard Polar Star escorted the cargo vessel Ocean Giant and fuel tanker Maersk Peary to McMurdo Station through ice ranging in thickness from 5 to 10 feet. These logistics allow scientific research to continue in the Antarctic.Upon completion of Deep Freeze, Polar Star’s crew rescued 26 fishermen aboard the 207-foot F/V Antarctic Chieftain. The mariners were trapped in a heavy pack ice near Cape Burks, Antarctica, for almost two weeks. The crew diverted to provide assistance to the fishermen. After navigating across 753 miles with 89 miles of treacherous ice conditions, Polar Star’s crew located the Antarctic Chieftain and towed the fishing vessel through 49 miles of pack ice with before transferring the Antarctic Chieftain to the New Zealand fishing vessel Janas.For more than 50 years, Coast Guard icebreakers have deployed to Antarctica in support of Operation Deep Freeze. Polar Star is the nation’s only heavy icebreaker capable of operating in the thick Antarctic ice and completing this unique mission. Polar Star will spend the summer months in dry dock preparing for next year’s resupply mission of McMurdo.[mappress mapid=”15343″]Image: USCG View post tag: americaslast_img read more

Many Say That Proposed BMV ID Change Doesn’t Work

first_imgMany Say That Proposed BMV ID Change Doesn’t WorkNovember 25, 2019   Posted by: Janet WilliamsBy Brandon BargerTheStatehouseFile.comINDIANAPOLIS—For all the LGBTQ+ topics that divide Hoosiers currently, there seems to be one that they can agree on—that a new proposed rule to change gender ID on driver’s licenses and other IDs doesn’t work.But one side argues that a gender change from male to female or to the neutral X should never be allowed while the other says the proposed new process is too complicated and bureaucratic.The BMV held a public hearing on Monday at Indiana Government Center South to solicit public input in addition to the comments gathered online.Under the proposed changes, a person would have to get a form from the Department of Health and then have their physician sign it and stating that the person “has been under my care and has received appropriate clinical treatment for transition.”Next, they mail the form back to the Health Department with a photo ID. The department will return a confirmation that the individual will then take to a BMV office to get the revised ID.Meyers said that the new regulations will align processes between the BMV and the Department of Health and introduce a secure process that will use a single point of contact to maintain vital records.Megan Stuart, the director of the LGBT Project at Indiana Legal Services, said the proposed rule change “imposes additional and unnecessary barriers…to obtaining identification.” She said she believes that the current process is the best way for transgender and nonbinary Hoosier to change their license to fit who they are.“I don’t need to go to the doctor and get a letter confirming my height and weight, or my barber to confirm my hair color,” Stuart said.  “I don’t need to do those things, because I am capable looking in the mirror or at the scale and reporting what I see.”But Michael Morris of the Lafayette Citizens in Action Group was among the overwhelming number of people who said they oppose allowing any change at all.“Science tells us that we all as humans normally have 22 identical pairs of chromosomes in are DNA but we either have a pair of x chromosomes or x and y chromosomes as our 23 pair. That is determined at conception and cannot be changed,” Morris said.Micah Clark, the executive director of the American Family Association of Indiana, argued against the change saying it would affect how police and other emergency personal handle situations.“The proposed Department of Health form does not define what gender X is or what it means. This raises some concerns regarding law enforcement,” Clark said.Meyers said all of the comments will be taken into consideration as the BMV finalizes its rules.The BMV will submit its final version to be reviewed by Attorney General Curtis Hill and Gov. Eric Holcomb on Dec. 2. The new rules will be submitted for publishing on and the BMV is hoping to roll out the new rule change by March 3.FOOTNOTE: Brandon Barger is a reporter for TheStatehouseFile.com, a news website powered by Franklin College journalists.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Three found dead on Fulton Avenue.

first_imgJERSEY CITY — Two men and a woman were found shot to death in an apartment at 101 Fulton Avenue shortly after 10 p.m. on Jan. 16, said a spokesperson for the Hudson County Prosecutor’s office. This is the second fatal shooting on that street in less than a week.A man was shot dead a block away at 208 Fulton Avenue on Jan. 14, a shooting that’s still being investigated, officials said. × Reports said masked men invaded the 101 Fulton Avenue apartment on Jan. 16 in what appears to have been a drug deal gone wrong. Drugs and weapons were apparently found in the apartment along with the three victims, according to reports.The Prosecutor’s Office said more information will be made available shortly.last_img read more

Art that lights the mind

first_imgFor many decades, impressionist paintings have beguiled viewers. Their brushstrokes of color play with how light and shadow can transform a landscape or a cathedral’s façade at dawn, an afternoon gathering under a canopy of trees, or a river at sunset.But what is happening with our eyes when we admire those haystacks shining in the late-day sun, or that sea of poppies that seems to sway in the breeze? Above all, our brains are busy sorting incoming information that arrives in “the pattern of light that ends up on your retina,” said Harvard neurobiologist Margaret Livingstone.And sometimes that information likes to try to trick us. When a picture appears to move, the eyes are actually trying to detect the relative luminance (how bright an object appears) between a painting’s colors. If the colors are close in luminance, Livingstone said, things appear in motion.In “Impression, Sunrise” Claude Monet’s evocative, hazy pink and blue painting of daybreak over the port of Le Havre, France, “the sun is shimmery, almost vibrates,” said Livingstone, “and it is precisely … the same luminance as the background sky.”Another artist’s trick involves the workings of central and peripheral vision. Central vision is adept at focusing in on the fine detail, said Livingstone, while peripheral vision is much better at seeing “big blurry things.” Work them in tandem, and images appear to sparkle.“The sparkly, vibrant quality in pointillist paintings comes about because your central vision sees dots; your peripheral vision sees boats and buildings. So as you move your eyes around,” said Livingstone, “you see the painting differently.”She said artists are often trailblazers who have been ahead of neuroscientists in understanding “important things about how we see.”“[Art] speaks to parts of us that are not our logical selves, that are not our conscious selves,” said Sharon Harper. “It speaks to all kinds of parts of us that we don’t satisfy on a daily basis when we are reading and writing and talking logically and thinking. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff PhotographerLivingstone and photographer Sharon Harper, professor of visual art in Harvard’s Department of Visual and Environmental Studies, took part in a Wednesday lecture at the Harvard Art Museums titled “How Does Light Influence Our Creation and Perception of Images?” The talk was one of more than 80 events that are part of HUBweek, seven days of workshops, discussions, demonstrations, and competitions dedicated to exploring creativity in Greater Boston happening at the intersections of art, science, and technology. HUBweek is a collaboration among Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, The Boston Globe, and Massachusetts General Hospital.A photographer with an eye for the otherworldly, Harper said her own art-making involves the process of “responding to an environment or a situation to figure out how to access ideas I cannot reach, record, or understand without a camera.”For the past 20 years she has been committed to taking photos that “in some way” surprise her, Harper said, such as a series of shots of lightning that taken together act like a strobe, animating several still shots of trees in a night sky, or ethereal images of the moon and the sun captured by a digital camera attached to a telescope.Harper said she also likes to take pictures that “shake up our understanding of well-known places.” She transformed the iconic red rock image of the Grand Canyon by snapping pictures of the famous ravine at dawn for an hour with the sun pointing directly into her camera. The work, she said, explored “this idea of light continually changing in a scene.”Her resultant pictures shift from a lemon-yellow to copper “to this very gray monochromatic image at the end.” Harper’s parting thought to the crowd was the notion that “light is entirely capable of changing our perception and constantly does so.”Asked during a question-and-answer session to weigh in on why we find art “so pleasing,” Livingstone responded by saying: “Aesthetics, I don’t touch it. I don’t think neuroscientists have any business talking about beauty or aesthetics; we barely understand why rats like sugar.”For her part, Harper said that art has the power to shake us from our everyday routines.“It speaks to parts of us that are not our logical selves, that are not our conscious selves … It speaks to all kinds of parts of us that we don’t satisfy on a daily basis when we are reading and writing and talking logically and thinking. I think that’s why we find it beautiful or powerful.”last_img read more

Modernize at EMC World 2016

first_imgToday, EMC kicks off the 16th annual EMC World conference in Las Vegas. Nearly 10,000 IT professionals from over 100 countries will gather to learn about the strategies and technologies that will transform IT and business.Our theme for EMC World is “Modernize”. Here, we will demonstrate how we help customers modernize the way they build and deliver IT services to drive innovation and compete as a digital business. We’ll show customers how our best-of-breed technology, legendary customer service, and broad ecosystem of technology and services partners stand apart from our peers and how we are committed to helping customers transform and grow by decreasing costs, increasing agility, removing risks and driving innovation.Joe Tucci will kick off our lineup of general session keynotes today at 1PM ET/10AM PT, where he’ll discuss how the industry has changed. Then, we’ll be joined by special guest Michael Dell, who will share his vision of the future of the industry and the combined Dell and EMC business. David Goulden will then outline how EMC enables business and IT transformation, and will be joined on stage by Rodney Rodgers to discuss running mission-critical applications in the cloud and Kevin Roche who’ll introduce new services innovation.Tomorrow, we’ll hear from EMC leaders Jeremy Burton, Guy Churchward, and Chad Sakac and Ray O’Farrell of VMware on how to modernize your data center by transforming the way IT operates and delivers services.On Wednesday, Jeremy, Chad, CJ Desai and team as well as James Watters from Pivotal and Kit Colbert of VMware will highlight technologies that will modernize your business to deliver new products and services to enhance customer experiences in a digital world.With the rise of mobile devices, cloud computing, the Internet of Things and other disruptive forces, IT leaders face complex data center priorities. Beyond addressing these priorities in general sessions, you’ll find a deep and broad range of educational tracks, breakout sessions and labs to highlight how we help IT leaders:Modernize IT infrastructure to support not just the traditional applications that support today’s business, but also new cloud native applications that will drive tomorrow’s business.Automate to deliver a self-service experience for business users, so that IT goes from being a provider of infrastructure to a provider of services.Transform IT roles and responsibilities to support delivery of IT as a Service, injecting the new skills needed to support transformation initiatives.Whether you’re at the show in Las Vegas, in your office, or at home, you can experience EMC World 2016 and join the conversation virtually. Here’s how:Visit our virtual EMC World site and watch each day’s general session. Follow @EMCWORLD & @EMC_News for a steady stream of updates and major buzz straight from the show floor.Be sure to use #EMCWORLD on Twitter to engage in the conversation directly! We’d love to hear what you have to say!last_img read more

Wicked Tour Star Nick Adams on His Cute Understudy & New White Pants

first_img Related Shows Congrats on the new gig! Thanks, I’m so stoked! I left New York last night, and I’m signed on to do the tour for nine months. Nine months? It must be so hard to decide what to pack. Yeah, it was a little overwhelming. But I’m driving and I’m taking my dog! I got a car, so I’ve got it filled to the brim with luggage and everything else I might need. Nick Adams Wearing Fiyero’s white pants is a real honor. Are you ready to put those on? I’ve had several fittings, and [the costumers] asked me, “Have you ever worn anything this tight?” And I was like, “Uh…yeah.” [Laughs.] But Fiyero’s got some sexy looks! You hear white pants, you’re like, oh god. But putting them on, I love them. And the boots, everything is really beautiful and tailor-made for my body, so it’s a good fit. I can’t wait! Did you do anything fun during your last night in New York City? I was stressing out about packing my apartment, so not really. [Laughs.] But during the day I had a coffee date with Tony Sheldon—he just got back from doing Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. We got together to just catch up and touch base and hug each other before I leave. Wicked See Adams as Fiyero in Wicked’s Emerald City tour. from $95.00center_img View Comments Is it true you’re bringing your boyfriend Kyle along, too? Yeah, he’s been in the production for over a year, so it’s the perfect opportunity they asked me. We met doing Priscilla Queen of the Desert, so it’s crazy we’re getting to work together again. And even funnier because he’s my understudy. [Laughs.] Broadway favorite Nick Adams is about to have the best Valentine’s Day ever: Not only is he taking on the role of studly student Fiyero in the Emerald City touring cast of Wicked, but he’s bringing his boyfriend, Kyle Brown, along too! Oh, and did we mention Kyle is Nick’s understudy?! The couple and their cast mates will perform at Pittsburgh’s Benedum Center for the Performing Arts through February 9 before bringing the Land of Oz to Cincinnati, Nashville, RIchmond, Sacramento and more. Broadway.com caught up with Adams to chat about his new Wicked adventures on the road. Star Files Is there any Fiyero rivalry going on between you two? Oh no, he’s incredibly supportive. When he first left to do this show he said, “Wouldn’t it be fun if you came out here to do Fiyero?” And I said, “Well, what are the chances we’d end up being in the same company? If I go audition they’ll probably say, ‘Oh, we have a production opening in Japan we want you to be in.’” [Laughs.] So when this happened, we couldn’t believe it. Wow, they’re letting you bring your dog? Yeah, Lady, she turned 12 in November. She’s old, so I thought it would be a little traumatic to try to deal with carting her around at the airport from place to place. This will be more fun and we’ll get to have a road trip adventure together. These Wicked fans are pretty hardcore, are you ready to meet all of these guys? Yeah, bring it on! There are all these Wicked fans with their Twitter handles—there are so many of them. Every day I go on to Twitter and I see another one on there following me. I just hope I live up to their expectations!last_img read more

Bar’s website becomes more interactive

first_imgBar’s website becomes more interactive December 1, 2000 Regular News Bar’s website becomes more interactive Amy K. Brown Assistant Editor Want to get in contact with your old law school buddy? Need to get some information about CLE seminars? Can’t remember when or where the Bar’s Midyear Meeting is? Need to find an old Bar News or Journal article? You can find answers to all this and more on The Florida Bar’s website, www.FLABAR.org. Since its inception in 1996, the site has grown by leaps and bounds. What started as a basic informational website maintained by an outside vendor has now become a major focus of the Bar’s Communications Division. The site is continuing to become more interactive, allowing members and consumers to use a number of specialized search engines, and plans are in the works to add even more interactive features. The Internet is becoming a more useful tool for attorneys, as an increasing number of legal organizations offer information in the virtual realm. Split-second information transfers, court records searches from the office and attorney-client communication via e-mail allow deskbound attorneys to do in minutes what used to require hours of travel and extensive searching. FLABAR ONLINE is among those legal websites that can provide a wealth of information. Recent additions to the website include: the Daily News Summary, an overview of news pertinent to the legal profession; address change forms, which can be completed directly on the website; and president’s postings, a description of President Herman Russomanno’s daily activities. The scrolling headline on the homepage provides a direct link to the latest edition of the Daily News Summary (DNS), a summary of news from across the state, covering articles and opinions that are important to lawyers in Florida. The summary is updated daily. It has been used by a teacher at the Florida Judicial College and has proved invaluable to Florida Lawyers’ Assistance, Inc., in locating attorneys who may be experiencing emotional or substance abuse problems. “The DNS is very popular with Bar members. The Public Information Department receives compliments often,” said Francine Walker, the Bar’s public information director. “Putting the DNS online also helps us reach a larger audience than just Bar members.” Articles from both the Bar Journal and News can also be found online. Plans are in the works to change the format from basic text to a full “e-zine,” complete with headlines and pictures. Currently, users may access articles dating back to January 1999. The Rules Regulating The Florida Bar, which are printed annually in the Bar Journal Directory, are available online and updated when action is taken — not just once a year. The rules are separated by chapter and provide a valuable, easily accessible desktop reference. “We post the rules in PDF format from Adobe Acrobat, following the lead of the Florida Supreme Court. All of the court’s opinions are posted in PDF,” noted Patricia Hohman, coordinator of the Bar’s website. That particular format preserves the original appearance of a document without requiring the viewer to possess the software that created that document. In response to suggestions from members, the Bar has made address change forms available online in the Member Services section of the site. Previously, members had to print out the form from the website then mail or fax the changes to the Bar. Now, changes can be made directly on the website, making the entire process easier for members and, ultimately, more efficient. “The membership search feature and the electronic address change form should make it easier for members and the Bar to maintain accurate and up-to-date information,” said Park Trammell, Bar communications director. Attorneys searching for research tips will find links to over 170 legal organizations at their fingertips on the Bar’s site, including sites for national and state legal research, Florida and federal government, Bar sections and committees, Florida and federal courts, Florida law schools, and state and national legal organizations. Although available in different sections of the site, they are listed collectively under “Links and Resources.” Searchable Florida statutes are available via links on the website, as well as U.S. Supreme Court cases and Florida Law Weekly, which reports within days of filing the full text of the opinions of the Florida Supreme Court and Florida’s five district courts of appeal. Users can also access the “WWW — Virtual Law Library,” maintained by the Indiana University School of Law, where pull-down menus allow for searches by topic (e.g., administrative law, environmental law or contracts) and information type (e.g., law firms, state government or organizations). One of the most widely used and popular new features of the site, the attorney search page, allows users to find Bar members in good standing by name, location, board certification or section membership. The results of the searches are drawn from the membership records database, which is updated daily. The online search provides for more timely records than the Bar Journal directory issue, which is only updated once a year. Also, the online search is available to both members and nonmembers at no charge, and the online version includes a member’s section membership, if any. Many Bar publications, previously available only in print, are now being posted online. This reduces the money spent on printing costs and staff time, in addition to bringing the information to a larger audience. Publications like the Bar’s consumer pamphlets, which cost 25 cents each in printed form, are available at no charge on the website. Users can print the pamphlets directly from the site and attorneys can distribute copies to their clients with the click of a button. Online registration for meetings and CLE seminars has been discussed as a possible addition to the site, though users can currently view regularly-updated Bar master calendars, Annual and Midyear Meetings calendars, and search the CLE seminar database. A redesigned, user-friendly master calendar will soon replace the current online master calendar. The addition of other interactive services, including enabling Bar members to pay fees and make purchases online, is in the planning stage. There has also been talk of assembling and posting both the state and local court procedural rules online. But it’s a case of so many great ideas and so little time, said Hohman. Taking the next step to become interactive requires funding to provide secure transactions, ensuring the safety of members’ credit card numbers and managing staff time spent on the projects. “We are working closely with the Information Systems Department to address the security issues,” said Trammell. “Member suggestions have resulted in many of the new and upcoming additions. The new features will help the state’s lawyers practice in a more efficient and effective manner.” Not only does the Bar’s website aid attorneys, but it also helps to educate the public and erase some of the mystery that surrounds the legal profession by giving the public a home-base for legal information. FLABAR ONLINE is among the most comprehensive bar association websites available today, and these additions to the website could rank it among the most technologically advanced bar sites in the country, Hohman said. In the first three years of existence, the Bar’s site received more than one million “hits” — the number of times pages on the site were accessed. But in the past 12 months alone, the site has received in excess of 5.6 million, and the number of hits is still increasing exponentially.last_img read more

Inside Credit Union Marketing: What’s your ‘cool factor’ worth?

first_imgWe are living in financial technology times that are like no other. It’s exciting, suspenseful and, at times, stressful. How do we keep up with what’s next? We have to ask ourselves: Is it compliant? Is this something we really need — if so, why? It’s head-spinning stuff that makes our lives anything but dull.As most of us may remember, financial services were pretty mundane back in the day. It was something we had to do — writing checks, making deposits to savings, paying off loans, transferring between accounts, and opening CDs. But today there are so many headline-grabbing stories of payments technology advancements, biometrics security solutions, and mobile everything, which all directly impact our industry.It wasn’t until I saw the logo of $73 billion Navy Federal Credit Union, Vienna, Va., logo onscreen behind Apple CEO Tim Cook when he announced the first few financial institutions that would be using Apple Pay that the “cool factor” really kicked in for me. I got started in the financial services industry just as Internet home banking was on the proverbial launch pad. But that seemed more like science fiction at the time — with a ton of questions: What, I’m going to manage my money on a website? Are you sure that’s gonna fly?” The Navy FCU logo onstage at Apple’s event, however, was so legit, so cool.I just went to the pet store to buy some dog food for our two furry family members and there on the payment terminal was “Apple Pay Accepted Here” message. So I used my Apple Pay-enabled credit union card via my iPhone to make the purchase. That’s cool — the fact that my credit union (San Diego County Credit Union shout out!) offers Apple Pay makes me love it that much more. continue reading » 22SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Romano Seferović from Vodnjan the best Croatian pizzaiola

first_imgOn Monday, in the Zagreb pizzeria O’Hara, organized Croatian Pizzaiola Association and the Croatian Culinary Association was held 1. National Pizzaiola Championship.A total of 14 contestants took part in the all-day competition, who had the task of preparing two pizzas in 20 minutes, of which the “mother of all pizzas” margharita was mandatory, while the second was chosen by the contestants.The jury, made up of members of the Croatian Culinary Association’s Evaluation Section, Boris Ostojić, Miroslav Dolovčak, Zlatko Sedlanić and Ivan Đukić, had the thankless task of judging the contestants’ work and all the excellent pizzas prepared by the contestants. Although the differences, especially between the three first place winners, were small, the title of the 1st National Champion in Pizza Making is Romano Seferović from pizzeria Buffalo from Vodnjan. Dario Vedlin from Osijek took second place, while Martina Stanić from the Hotel Terme Jezerčica, Donja Stubica was third.The winning pizza was made of homemade salsa, boškarin salami, homemade cheese with truffles, buffalo mozzarella, cherry tomatoes and homemade oil, but the quality of the dough, the degree of baking was crucial, and of course the pizzaiolo itself, which showed its skills and knowledge. prepare. In addition to sponsorship and financial awards, Romano Seferović will have the honor of representing Croatia as the National Champion at international pizza competitions as a Croatian culinary representative.According to the Association of Croatian Pizzaiola, the goal of this event was not only to get the best pizza master in Croatia but also to promote, develop and improve the culinary profession of pizza making, spread knowledge, create connections and friendships between Croatian pizzaiola and acquaint pizzaiola and the public with the history of this specific craft and product. The Association of Croatian Pizzaiola also plans to organize regional cup competitions, which would start this fall, as well as training for pizzaiola within the Croatian Culinary Academy.last_img read more