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Utah State Men’s Basketball Faces San Jose State Wednesday

first_imgQueta, a Portuguese national, has stepped up his game in conference play as he averages 13 points and 9.4 rebounds per game in Mountain West Conference action. The Aggies lead the Spartans 34-4 all-time at Logan and have won their last 26 games at Logan in the series. Aggies head coach Craig Smith is currently fifth in program history for wins for a coach in his first season at the helm in Logan with 15 wins. The current record belongs to Ladell Andersen who won 22 games at Utah State in 1961-62. The Aggies lead the Spartans 61-22 all-time and have won 22 out of the last 23 games in the series. Junior guard Sam Merrill (18.9 points per game) leads the Aggies, while freshman center Neemias Queta scores 10.9 points per game and nets 8.4 rebounds per contest. Written by Tags: Abel Porter/Brae Ivey/Justin Bean/Ladell Andersen/Michael Steadman/Neemias Queta/Sam Merrill/San Jose State Men’s Basketball/Utah State Men’s Basketball This past week, the Aggies also rewarded sophomore guard Abel Porter (who hit the game-winning 3-pointer at New Mexico) and redshirt freshman forward Justin Bean with scholarships for the remainder of the semester. The Spartans score 65.3 points per game and surrender 77.3 points per contest.center_img San Jose State comes into Logan with a record of 3-16 and 0-7 in Mountain West play. The Aggies score 78.5 points per game and surrender 65.6 points per contest. January 29, 2019 /Sports News – Local Utah State Men’s Basketball Faces San Jose State Wednesday FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah-Wednesday, the 15-5 (5-2 in Mountain West play) Utah State men’s basketball team hosts San Jose State at the Spectrum. The Aggies lead the Mountain West in field goal percentage (47.6 percent shooting) as well as field goal percentage defense (38 percent shooting surrendered). San Jose State is led by junior forward Michael Steadman (12.9 points, 8.6 rebounds per game) and junior guard Brae Ivey (10.6 points per game). The Aggies have won six out of their last eight games, including a 68-66 win at New Mexico this past Saturday. Brad Jameslast_img read more

USS George Washington Arrives in Republic of Korea

first_img USS George Washington Arrives in Republic of Korea View post tag: Naval View post tag: Arrives View post tag: Republic Back to overview,Home naval-today USS George Washington Arrives in Republic of Korea View post tag: Washington USS George Washington (CVN 73) arrived in Busan, Republic of Korea (ROK) June 27, for a port visit to foster relations with a longstanding ally of the United States.Welcomed on the pier by ROK military members and the ROK Navy Band, George Washington made its first port call of its 2012 patrol and its fourth visit to Busan in five years.“This week is more than just a port visit. We’re here to demonstrate our commitment to a longstanding ally in the western Pacific,” said Capt. David A. Lausman, George Washington’s commanding officer. “The U.S. Navy is committed to helping enhance the security and stability of the Asia-Pacific region, and our forward presence activities and engagements in this region strengthen our alliances and partnerships.”After introductions, Rear Adm. J.R. Haley, Commander, Task Force 70; accompanied by Rear Adm. William McQuilkin, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Korea; and Lausman provided brief remarks during a news conference with more than 30 local, regional, and international journalists.“We always receive a very strong and warm welcome in Busan, and that is indicative of the strong and enduring relationship between our two nations, the Republic of Korea and the United States of America,” said McQuilken.The press conference was followed by a media tour of the ship to include stops in the hangar bay, Navigation Bridge and an elevator ride to the flight deck to view the aircraft of George Washington’s embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5.During the three-day port visit, George Washington will open its hangar bay doors to over 800 guests for tours as well as a reception for distinguished visitors. While ROK guests tour the ship, George Washington Sailors will get a chance to take in the sites of Busan and see just what the city has to offer through nine different tours coordinated by the aircraft carrier’s Morale, Welfare, and Recreation team.“The tours offer the crew time to unwind and at the same time, it gives them an opportunity to see the true culture of our foreign friends,” said Aviation Ordnanceman Chief Mattie Hackney.Sightseeing isn’t the only option for Sailors in Busan. George Washington’s Command Religious Ministries Department is also offering the crew a chance to participate in nine community service projects, an opportunity that will allow them to integrate with local nationals and experience customs and traditions from the surrounding area.“We are very excited this year because we will have two projects where George Washington Sailors will get the opportunity to volunteer alongside ROK Sailors,” said Cmdr. Brian Haley, George Washington’s command chaplain. “This gives the Sailors a chance to get to know one another and provides teamwork between the nations, as well as a sense of partnership between the two countries.”George Washington departed Fleet Activities Yokosuka on May 26 to begin its 2012 patrol. Scheduled port visits in the Asia-Pacific region allow George Washington and CVW 5 to build confidence and trust among partner nations through collective efforts that focus on mutual interests.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , June 29, 2012; Image: U.S. Navy Training & Education Share this article View post tag: News by topic June 29, 2012 View post tag: Korea View post tag: George View post tag: USS View post tag: Navylast_img read more

Republic of Singapore Navy Conducts Live-Firing of Barak Anti-Missile Missile

first_img View post tag: Singapore Share this article View post tag: Anti-Missile July 30, 2012 View post tag: Missile View post tag: Naval View post tag: Barak View post tag: conducts View post tag: Republiccenter_img Republic of Singapore Navy Conducts Live-Firing of Barak Anti-Missile Missile View post tag: Navy The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) conducted a live-firing of the Barak anti-missile missile in the South China Sea as part of the 18th annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise which Singapore is conducting with the United States. The missile was fired by the upgraded RSN missile corvette RSS Victory against an air drone target simulating an attacking profile. The target was successfully destroyed.Commanding Officer RSS Victory Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Eric Tan Wei Hong said that the exercise was professionally valuable to both the RSN and the United States Navy. “The CARAT exercise allows personnel from both navies to work and interact closely with each other and this has also deepened our friendship and mutual understanding“, said LTC Tan.  Commenting on the success of the missile firing, Weapon Systems (Control) Supervisor Military Expert 2 Jeyabal Sundaraju, who fired the Barak missile said, “the realism and tempo of the exercise has been a fruitful experience for me and my team onboard RSS Victory. Our training and preparation ensured that we were ready and we are glad that we have hit the target and achieved mission success.”The firing was witnessed by Chief of Navy Rear-Admiral Ng Chee Peng. Similar missile firings have been conducted in previous CARAT exercises.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, July 30, 2012; Image: MINDEF Singapore View post tag: News by topic Training & Education Back to overview,Home naval-today Republic of Singapore Navy Conducts Live-Firing of Barak Anti-Missile Missile View post tag: Live-Firinglast_img read more

Ocean City Mayoral Candidate John Flood Speaks One on One With Public

first_imgBy Donald WittkowskiWith less than two weeks to go before the election, mayoral candidate John Flood drew sharp contrasts between himself and Mayor Jay Gillian during a public forum Friday night that was supposed to be a debate between the two men but turned into a one-man show.Capitalizing on Gillian’s absence, Flood broadly criticized the two-term mayor’s spending practices and policies while laying out his own proposals for the city’s finances, construction projects and more transparency in the local government.“You have two men with two drastically different styles and feelings about how this town should be run,” Flood said.Flood, a former councilman who is looking to make a political comeback, was able to hammer away at Gillian’s record and tout his own vision for the city without having to worry about any rebuttal during the 80-minute forum sponsored by the local government watchdog group Fairness In Taxes.Fairness In Taxes President Jim Tweed discusses the ground rules for the forum while Flood listens.Fairness In Taxes had hoped to have Gillian and Flood debate the issues, but the mayor declined an invitation to attend the forum. Gillian cited two pending lawsuits filed against the city by Flood and his son as the reason for not showing up.“I’d like to thank both Fairness In Taxes and the League of Women Voters for offering to sponsor a mayoral debate. However, because my opponent is involved in two lawsuits against the city, legal counsel has advised me not to participate in the upcoming debate in order to avoid prejudicing the city in the pending litigation. I intend to heed that advice and must respectfully decline the invitation,” Gillian said in a statement.The League of Women Voters was supposed to moderate, but withdrew because there would only be one candidate and it would not constitute a real debate.Flood and his son, Justin, both of whom are developers, have sued the city over two stalled housing projects they have proposed building in town. Flood contended Gillian used the pending litigation as an excuse to skip the debate. He also said it was another example of how the mayor is trying to ignore him leading up to the May 8 election.“The mayor has been running a D.C.-style campaign. He’s been ignoring me,” Flood told an audience of about 75 people who attended the forum at the Ocean City Free Public Library.Doug Bergen, the city’s public information officer in Gillian’s administration, sat in the audience but declined to comment on Flood’s remarks after the forum.Name cards sat on a table for both candidates. Mayor Jay Gillian had declined well in advance, but there was hope that he would attend anyway. His name card was removed once the event began.As he has done earlier in the campaign, Flood sharply criticized Gillian for the construction of new public bathrooms that are being built next to the mayor’s Boardwalk amusement park business, Gillian’s Wonderland Pier.Flood alleged that the restrooms, at Sixth Street and the Boardwalk, will benefit Gillian’s business by drawing more visitors to the amusement park. Gillian has flatly denied the restroom project is being done to help his business.According to Flood, the bathroom project will cost more than $1 million and is an example of the need for more transparency in local government. He said local taxpayers should be given more information about city projects and local ordinances so they can give their input.Flood also spent part of Friday’s forum focusing on the city’s growing debt load. He predicted the city’s debt will result in higher taxes in coming years.“It’s going to lead to a tax increase,” he said. “When that happens, people are going to scream.”Flood pointed out that the city’s debt was $67 million in 2010, the year Gillian first took office as mayor. Since then, it has grown to $126 million and will jump an additional $88 million over the next four years to finance the city’s capital plan, he said.Gillian has proposed a $100 million, five-year capital plan consisting of a series of road, drainage, dredging and construction projects to upgrade the city’s critical infrastructure. Referring to the bonds that will finance the projects, Flood said the city has borrowed heavily to pay for the capital plan and essentially has put the bill on a “credit card.”Flood said he favors modernizing the city’s aging infrastructure. But if he is elected mayor, he would slow down the capital plan to analyze the impact on the tax rate and to study whether all of the proposed projects are truly needed, he noted.Audience members at the Ocean City Free Public Library asked Flood questions about major issues facing the city.Throughout the forum, Flood took questions from the audience about major issues in town, including flooding, the dredging of the shallow back bays, housing development and how the local government interacts with residents.He pledged to take an aggressive approach to reduce flooding on the barrier island. Flood also said he would look to clear out the sediment-clogged lagoons with more dredging. Flood-mitigation and dredging projects have also been high priorities of Gillian’s capital program.Flood also said he hopes affordable housing will be created in Ocean City for young families and senior citizens. Flood, who is a commercial real estate developer, mentioned a site he owns at 16th Street and Haven Avenue as a possible location for a senior-citizens apartment complex.Previously, Flood had proposed building 10 so-called “coastal cottages,” a controversial form of housing, on the same site. However, City Council voted in 2016 to eliminate coastal cottages from a redevelopment zone where they were supposed to be clustered along Haven Avenue.Flood’s lawsuit against the city seeks a court order overturning the Council vote, according to City Solicitor Dorothy McCrosson.Council revoked coastal cottages from the Haven Avenue development corridor in response to complaints that a similar project had exacerbated flooding, parking and overcrowding problems in surrounding neighborhoods.Flood told the audience Friday that he no longer plans to build coastal cottages on his site at 16th Street and Haven Avenue. Instead, he is now considering the property for affordable senior-citizens housing.Currently, the property is occupied by a CVS store. Flood owns the building where the CVS is housed. Flood said he wants CVS to stay there, but noted that the site might be a good location for a senior-citizens apartment if the pharmacy chain decides to leave.A broadcast of the debate is scheduled to run at 11 a.m. Saturday and at 7:40 p.m. Monday on Ocean City’s public access Channel 97. Mayoral candidate John Flood addresses the audience during what turned out to be a one-man forum.last_img read more

Lantmännen hosts charity baking day

first_imgNational frozen bread supplier Lantmännen Unibake UK organised a hands-on Halloween bakery class for visually impaired and blind children to support the Berkshire Country Blind Society.Primary and secondary schoolchildren were invited to the company’s development kitchens to make scary cake pops. Working with volunteers, they decorated them with brightly coloured icing to make them look like pumpkins and witches. Lantmännen’s innovations project manager Fiona Jones, who helped organise the day, said: “Children love baking, but for those who are visually impaired or blind, handling ingredients, feeling the textures, smelling the aroma and, of course, tasting the end result is particularly rewarding. The bakery day is one way in which we can put our charity work into action. It’s a great day for everyone involved.”The company has worked closely with the Society since acquiring sweet and savoury pastry and speciality bread manufacturer Bakehouse in 2010. It provides an annual cash donation to help fund activities and cooking days for children to provide memorable experiences.last_img read more

Iran receives its first batch of foreign coronavirus vaccine

first_imgTEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran has received its first batch of foreign-made coronavirus vaccines as the country struggles to stem the worst outbreak of the pandemic in the Middle East. The shipment consists of 500,000 doses of Russian-made Sputnik V vaccines, semi-official Fars news agency reported. They arrived at Tehran’s Imam Khomeieni International Airport on Thursday from Moscow. Iranian state TV quoted Tehran’s ambassador to Russia, Kazem Jalali, as saying that Iran has ordered 5 million doses from Russia. Last month, Iran announced it was banning the import of American and British vaccines and had began in December the human test phase of its homemade vaccine.last_img read more

Tickets Available Now for Between Riverside and Crazy Off-Broadway

first_img The cast of Between Riverside and Crazy features Stephen McKinley Henderson, Victor Almanzar, Rosal Colón, Liza Colon-Zayas, Michael Rispoli and Ray Anthony Thomas. Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 23, 2014 Tickets are now on sale for the world premiere of Stephen Adly Guirgis’ Between Riverside and Crazy. The Atlantic Theater production, under the direction of Austin Pendleton, begins preview performances on July 10 at the Linda Gross Theater. The play will open on July 31 and run through August 16. Between Riverside and Crazy tells the story of Walter “Pops” Washington, an ex-cop and recent widower, who, with his recently paroled son Junior, struggle to hold on to one of the last rent-stabilized apartments on Riverside Drive. The Old Days seem to be dead and gone for the two as old wounds are opened, sketchy new houseguests turn up and a final ultimatum is delivered. View Comments Related Shows Between Riverside and Crazylast_img read more

Ant Queens

first_imgIn most colonies, ants work in service of a single reproductive queen, but that’s not always the way ant societies function.Researchers at the University of Georgia have found colonies of tropical fire ants, native to Florida and coastal Georgia, that thrive with multiple queens and in close proximity to single-queen colonies of the same species.“The coexistence of two dramatically different social structures fascinated me,” Lacy said, “I had to know more.”Lacy, who is currently a graduate fellow at The Rockefeller University but received his master’s degree in entomology from UGA’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences in 2018, worked with UGA fire ant researcher Ken Ross and University of Tennessee’s DeWayne Shoemaker to isolate and document the multiple-queen colonies.Their work will appear in the April 2019 edition of Current Biology. An online version of the paper was published April 11 at www.cell.com/current-biology/fulltext/S0960-9822(19)30316-1. Lacy worked with colleagues at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Research Service in Gainesville, Florida, to help find and isolate the communities of native fire ants that still fill the shoulders and medians of Florida highways.In these areas, they found that multi-queen “polygyne” colonies would be nestled right next to single-queen “monogyne” colonies of the same species. Nests with single queens were found as close as 5 feet away from nests with as many as 13 queens, Lacy said.“They can exist right next to each other, but their social structures remain intact,” Lacy said.  Many fire ant colonies are founded by a single queen, mated to a male ant from a different colony, who produces all of the eggs to start a colony of her own. However, it’s not unheard of for ants of the same species to develop alternative reproductive habits.Ross, who has studied fire ant genetics and social structures for decades, previously documented the coexistence of monogyne and polygyne colonies in populations of Georgia’s invasive red imported fire ants. In polygyne colonies of this species, all of the ants share a “social chromosome” that is absent from individuals in single-queen colonies. This chromosome apparently induces what Ross described as the “polygyne syndrome.”In addition to the number of queens, polygyne colonies of red imported fire ants differ from monogyne colonies in many ways, including lower levels of aggressiveness toward non-nestmates and smaller body sizes of individual ants. But despite these differences, the fundamental mode of reproduction is the same in both types of colonies — all daughters (both queens and workers) are produced sexually.Lacy was surprised to find that in the tropical fire ant, the reproductive modes of the two types of colonies differed. Just like the red imported fire ants, queens of monogyne colonies produce all daughters sexually. By contrast, in tropical fire ant colonies with multiple queens, Lacy found that the queens reproduce asexually. All reproductive queens and daughter queens inside the colony have been shown to be genetically identical.The worker ants in these colonies displayed a much greater genetic diversity; unlike the queens, they were not clones. Controlled experiments revealed that queens were produced asexually and workers were produced sexually in polygyne colonies.“That was a surprise because we also found that the male ants in these colonies seem to be sterile,” Lacy said.  Lacy and Ross found that queens from multi-queen colonies were mated to males from single-queen colonies. This practice helped facilitate clonality in multi-queen colonies by introducing new genetic material into the colony to maintain genetic diversity, but there is no clear benefit for the male ants.“(Evolutionarily speaking,) the males get nothing out of it because their sperm goes to produce workers that are sterile,” Ross said. “Those males’ genetic lines end there.”Lacy and Ross have described the behavior of polygyne queens as “sperm parasitism.”“Different species of ants have displayed different forms of social parasitism before, and this is just one more example of that behavior,” Ross said.The genetic underpinnings of asexuality and the multi-queen syndrome in the tropical fire ant are currently unknown. However, genetic studies suggest that asexual queens may have evolved from sexually reproducing queens in monogyne colonies.Understanding more about the biology of the tropical fire ants is important because, while they have been displaced by invasive fire ants in some communities in coastal Georgia and Florida, they’ve become invasive pests across Africa, southeast Asia and even the Galapagos Islands.For more information about fire ant research being conducted at UGA, visit ent.uga.edu/people/faculty/ken-ross.html.last_img read more

Gareth Southgate: England boss wants Premier League to reconsider using five substitutions | Football News

first_imgEngland manager Gareth Southgate wants the Premier League to reconsider its limit of three substitutions per match as injuries mount amid a congested schedule. Raheem Sterling and Jordan Henderson have both withdrawn from the national squad ahead of their final Nations League group stage game against Iceland on Wednesday with fitness concerns.- Advertisement – The English top-flight is the only major European league that decided against continuing with the system this season, used towards the end of the last term after the coronavirus pandemic truncated the length of the 2019/20 campaign.“We were able to make five changes against Belgium, we made four in the end and clubs don’t have that option,” Southgate said.“What will it take for that to change? There were a couple of less serious injuries against Belgium but what do we do? Wait until we get a load of really nasty ones?” The Premier League is not expected to reintroduce the five-substitute rule this season despite some strong support from at least half of its clubs.Sky Sports News has surveyed 18 of the 20 teams and, while eight say they are still against it, 10 are in favour, with two of those having changed their mind on the issue in recent weeks.However, a rule change needs 14 votes to pass and the issue has already been voted down twice at recent meetings – and Premier League chief executive Richard Masters told MPs on Tuesday: “I don’t see it changing for the foreseeable future”. 0:27 I hate Suzie Sky Sports Scores promo – Advertisement – Diogo Jota replaces Sadio Mane for Liverpool Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said earlier this month it is “necessity” for clubs to have five substitutes per match in the Premier League, while Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola labelled the current three subs limit a “disaster”. Premier League chief executive Richard Masters told a Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee meeting that he does not expect the reintroduction of five substitutes The Premier League is not expected to reintroduce the five-substitute rule this season despite some strong support from at least half of its clubs, following a survey of the clubs by Sky Sports News earlier this month.Southgate, who is also unhappy at the lack of a winter break this season, said England had taken measures to try and help players recover physically but he worries the issue will persist if something is not done soon.“I have to be fair to the club managers. They are their players firstly and they have the right to play them as they see fit,” he added.“(Injuries are) a worry in the longer term because with no winter break, something has to give.”Chelsea full-back Ben Chilwell was the latest England player to pick up an injury during Sunday’s 2-0 defeat in Belgium, which ended their hopes of reaching the Nations League finals.PL ‘unlikely’ to reintroduce five subs rule this season despite strong support Tottenham Hotspur's Portuguese head coach Jose Mourinho (L) speaks to substitute Tottenham Hotspur's English midfielder Dele Alli during the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England, on October 4, 2020. Sky Sports News’ Rebecca Williams reveals that nine Premier League clubs are in favour of increasing the number of substitutes allowed per match from three to five, while eight teams are against the change 0:56 0:20 – Advertisement – – Advertisement – Sky Sports Scores just got faster and has free Premier League goals. We hope you like using the app more than Suzie!last_img read more

Arsenal eye Lucas Torreira’s former midfield partner to replace Aaron Ramsey

first_imgArsenal eye Lucas Torreira’s former midfield partner to replace Aaron Ramsey Advertisement Lucas Torreira was at Sampdoria with Arsenal transfer target Dennis Praet (Picture: Getty)Arsenal are set to revive their interest in Sampdoria midfielder Dennis Praet this summer.The Belgium international was first identified as a potential target by Arsene Wenger after Praet impressed against his side playing for Anderlecht in the Champions League five years ago.Praet has subsequently enhanced his reputation in Serie A with Sampdoria where he formed a solid midfield partnership with Lucas Torreira, before the Uruguayan moved to north London after last summer’s World Cup.Corriere dello Sport claims Unai Emery, whose transfer budget will largely depend upon whether he can secure Champions League qualification, with a €20million move.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Dennis Praet has scored just two goals and registered two assists this season (Picture: Getty)Regardless of how Arsenal finish the season, Emery will need to strengthen in midfield give Aaron Ramsey’s impending departure to Juventus.Arsenal will listen to offers for Mohamed Elneny, while Granit Xhaka also recently claimed he may assess his options come the end of the season.Emery, meanwhile, will not retain the services of Denis Suarez who has made just six substitute appearances since his January loan move from Barcelona and is likely to miss the rest of the season with a groin strain.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man Citycenter_img Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 23 Apr 2019 7:14 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link491Shareslast_img read more