Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailRAPID CITY, S.D.-Keaton Mott completed 21 of 38 passes for 300 yards and two touchdowns as the Dixie State Trailblazers won their third straight game, downing the South Dakota School of Mines Hardrockers 28-16 Saturday at O’Harra Memorial Stadium in Rocky Mountain Athletic Football Conference action.The Trailblazers improved to 3-1 on the season, completing their road trip successfully, which has seen them on the road for three straight games.Dixie State took a 6-0 lead on field goals of 35 and 40 yards from James Baird. The Hardrockers responded by taking a 10-6 lead at the half by virtue of a 2-yard touchdown run from tailback Ahmad Lewis (24 car, 96 yards, 2 TD’s) and a 39-yard field goal from kicker Enis Sefa.The Trailblazers then took complete control as Mott threw touchdown passes of 12 and 61 yards to receiver Dejuan Dantzler (4 rec, 116 yards, 2 TD’s).After the Hardrockers had pulled to within 20-16 on Lewis’ second touchdown run of the eveing, the Trailblazers put the game away with a 16-yard touchdown run from tailback D’Arman Notoa (9 car 47 yards, TD).Defensively, Dixie State received stellar performances from defensive lineman Dylan Hendrickson (4.5 sacks) and defensive back Aaron Simpson (2 interceptions).The Trailblazers return to action Saturday October 5 against Black Hills State at Trailblazers Stadium for a 1:00 pm kickoff. This is Dixie State’s first home game since September 7, when they fell to Colorado State-Pueblo, 36-7. September 28, 2019 /Sports News – Local Dixie State Football Overpowers South Dakota School of Mines 28-16 Tags: Ahmad Lewis/Black Hills State/Colorado State-Pueblo/Dejuan Dantzler/Dixie State Football/Dylan Hendrickson/Enis Sefa/James Baird/Keaton Mott Brad James
March 12, 2021 /Sports News – Local NMSU faces Utah Valley in WAC semis FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLAS VEGAS (AP)-No. 3 seed New Mexico State (11-7, 8-6) vs. No. 2 seed Utah Valley (11-10, 9-4)Western Athletic Conference Tourney Semifinals, Orleans Arena, Paradise, Nevada; Friday, 9 p.m. MSTBOTTOM LINE: New Mexico State is ready to take on Utah Valley with the winner earning its place in the WAC championship game. The teams split the regular season series at one win apiece. The teams last faced each other on Feb. 20, when Utah Valley made only seven free throws on 13 attempts while the Aggies hit 21 of 25 en route to a seven-point victory.LEADING THE WAY: Utah Valley’s Fardaws Aimaq has averaged 14.5 points and 15.1 rebounds while Trey Woodbury has put up 14.7 points and four rebounds. For the Aggies, Jabari Rice has averaged 13.3 points and 5.6 rebounds while Johnny McCants has put up 10.3 points and 6.2 rebounds.JUMPING FOR JABARI: Rice has connected on 35.7 percent of the 84 3-pointers he’s attempted and has gone 7 for 17 over the last three games. He’s also made 80 percent of his free throws this season.UNDEFEATED WHEN: The Wolverines are 5-0 when they hold opposing teams to 66 points or fewer and 6-10 when opponents exceed 66 points. The Aggies are 6-0 when they make 10 or more 3-pointers and 5-7 when the team hits fewer than 10 from long range.ASSIST RATIOS: The Aggies have recently gotten baskets via assists more often than the Wolverines. Utah Valley has 36 assists on 71 field goals (50.7 percent) over its previous three games while New Mexico State has assists on 44 of 78 field goals (56.4 percent) during its past three games.DID YOU KNOW: Utah Valley has attempted the seventh-most free throws in all of Division I. The Wolverines have averaged 23.6 free throws per game. Written by Associated Press
Chancellor Patten noted Oxford’s extensive involvement with the Chinese government, including the recently-opened research centre in Suzhou: “We have quite a few Chinese benefactors. Now we have a huge number of Chinese alumni because we have got over 1,300 Chinese postgraduate and undergraduate students at Oxford – more than most universities – and about 240 academic staff. This is a subject that we are really live to.”Patten hinted that universities would be under greater financial pressure to accept foreign donations post-Brexit. He also highlighted the importance of donor transparency in countering such influence.Patten described Confucius Institutes, Chinese government-funded cultural institutes attached to foreign universities, as “an offshoot of the propaganda department of the Communist party.”He said: “If the Confucius Institute is working on a university campus as a contributor to Chinese language instruction, to understanding about the spectacular Chinese civilisation, that is fine. If it is trying to shape the curriculum, or shape students’ attitudes to Tibet, or Xinjiang, or free speech, or other issues like that, it is not acceptable.”A spokesperson for the Chinese Embassy told Cherwell that the Confucius Institute “is a joint venture between a Chinese university and a foreign host university upon the latter’s application. The Chinese university respects the host’s right to make their decision in running the Institute and never interferes in academic freedom.“The Confucius Institute is strictly for public good, focusing on mutual exchange and providing people with an opportunity to learn the Chinese language and culture, to strengthen educational and cultural cooperation, and to build friendships. The Institute has never participated in any activities in the host country that are political or religious in nature, and will not do so in the future.”A spokesperson for the University stressed that Lord Patten’s comments were “applied to the higher education sector in general and he does not have specific concerns relating to Oxford.”Huawei is under investigation int he US and facing a ban in Poland after an employee was charged with espionage. The governments of Australia and New Zealand have blocked the company’s involvement in their internet infrastructures, while Huawei’s Chief Financial Officer Sabrina Meng Wanzhou is currently detained in Canada awaiting extradition to the United States on charges of violating sanctions on Iran.Other universities that have partnered with Huawei include Cambridge, Cardiff, York, Manchester, Edinburgh and Imperial College, London. The University has decided to not pursue new funding opportunities with Chinese tech giant Huawei and its related companies in response to spying allegations.The University currently has two on-going projects with Huawei, with funding for both totalling £692,000. These projects were approved by the University prior to concerns being raised internationally.The University decided to initiate the suspension on the 8 January and it will last at least three months. Oxford will continue with existing research contracts where funding has already been committed.The telecommunications company has been accused by the US and others of spying on clients for the Chinese government and stealing trade secrets.A spokesperson for the University told Cherwell: “Huawei has been notified of the decision, which the University will keep under review. The decision applies both to the funding of research contracts and of philanthropic donations.“The decision has been taken in light of public concerns raised in recent months surrounding UK partnerships with Huawei. We hope these matters can be resolved shortly and note Huawei’s own willingness ot reassure governments about its role and activities.”Oxford Chancellor Chris Patten warned MPs last week that China was attempting to exert a sway over Britain’s universities, highlighting Oxford’s particular vulnerabilities.Giving evidence to the Foreign Affairs Select Committee, the former colonial governor of Hong Kong urged universities and government to remain vigilant against manipulative academic practices.Chancellor Patten called for more collaboration between academics and the British state to counter Chinese influence: “[I]t would be very helpful if there was more agreement within Government about what is acceptable, and if there were a point of contact in Government to which all universities can turn.”
SECAUCUS – Assemblyman Vincent Prieto, who was replaced as Assembly Speaker earlier this year, will resign his Assembly seat to become president and CEO of the New Jersey Sports & Exposition Authority, the state agency that oversees the Meadowlands.Recommended for the post by Gov. Phil Murphy, Prieto will assume his new duties at the NJSEA on Feb. 25, and will receive an annual salary of $225,000.Prieto under law must step down from his assembly seat in the 32nd district that includes all of Secaucus, North Bergen and other towns outside Hudson County. It has not yet been determined who will be named to replace him until a special election can be held later this year.
A party bust at the Irish Row apartment complex early Friday morning resulted in 11 arrests and about nine citations, according to South Bend police logs. The roundup is one of the largest since student arrests for underage drinking spiked early in this school year. Police arrested about 70 students through late August and early September, prompting meetings between University officials, student government and the South Bend Police Department in September. Det. Sgt. Ian McQueen said police received a complaint for a noisy party at the complex on Vaness Street about 1 a.m. Friday. Upon entering the party, the supervising officer decided to arrest minors with a BAC of .05 or higher. Police cited the minors with a lower BAC and allowed them to leave the party. Officers also issued citations for hosting a loud party and contributing to the delinquency minors. McQueen said the decision to arrest or cite is usually left to the discretion of the arresting officers. “We responded to a call, and we are duty bound to investigate if we see a crime being committed,” McQueen said. Police also arrested three students early Saturday morning on Notre Dame Avenue for minor consumption, according to police logs. Police received a complaint after the students banged on the door of a residential house. The students — who said they had previously been at an off-campus party — were taken to the St. Joseph County Jail. Vice President for Student Affairs Fr. Tom Doyle said the University and the police department continue to work together on the issue of student arrests. “We are still actively in communication with multiple community agencies about these matters,” he said. Doyle said he recently met with student body president Catherine Soler and vice president Andrew Bell to outline goals for the coming semester, and the safety of students off campus remains a priority. The student arrests this week are a reminder that fostering a healthy relationship between the city and the students requires continued attention, Doyle said. “I think it is accurate to say that the University and its students have made significant progress since last summer,” he said. “But we cannot take for granted the fragile place that we have come from.”
Dutch to close Amsterdam coal plant in 2020, four years early FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters:The Dutch government will close one of the five coal-fired power plants in the Netherlands next year, four years earlier than originally planned, to help reach its climate goals, Dutch broadcaster RTL reported on Thursday. The decision follows a 2018 court order instructing the government to ensure greenhouse gas emissions are reduced from 1990 levels by at least 25 percent by the end of 2020.Current plans call for the two oldest coal-fired plants in the country to be shut in 2024 and for the other three to stop running by 2030.But as part of a push to abide by the court ruling, the government will on Friday decide to shut the Hemweg plant in Amsterdam, owned by Sweden’s Vattenfall, next year, government sources told RTL.Vattenfall last year said it would abide by the law and shut the Amsterdam plant by 2024. The company two years ago said it was willing to shut the plant by 2020 in return for 55 million euros ($62 million) in damages.Shutting Vattenfall’s plant, built in 1994, would cut CO2-emissions in the Netherlands by almost 2 million tonnes, while the Netherlands needs to get rid of 9 million tonnes in order to reach next year’s goal.More: Dutch to close Amsterdam coal-fired power plant four years early
U.S. Marine Corps Master Gunnery Sergeant Jerome N. Root, command senior enlisted leader, Special Operations Command South (SOCSOUTH), spoke with Diálogo during the Senior Enlisted Leaders Seminar, held during Fuerzas Comando 2019, June 24-28 in Santiago, Chile, where he shared his views on the professional development of noncommissioned officers (NCOs) and partnering with the region to address common goals.Diálogo: How do you see the evolution of the sergeant major role over the years?U.S. Marine Corps Master Gunnery Sergeant Jerome N. Root, command senior enlisted leader, Special Operations Command South: The evolution of the command senior enlisted leader’s role over the years has grown exponentially. I use the title command senior enlisted leader because we work in a joint/multinational environment with many different ranks for senior enlisted leaders. I see a greater emphasis being placed on them to be at, or near, the point of decision-making at critical times, to provide their commander with an unbiased assessment. Diálogo: Why is it important to focus on NCOs’ professional development?Master Gunnery Sgt. Root: There continues to be an increased need for professional development through advanced education based on the NCO’s role. As the executors and the backbone within the military, we operationalize the commander’s intent. We need commanders at all levels to embrace our desire for higher education, so that we can better serve them and the troops we are entrusted with. Diálogo: Why is it important that NCOs from Latin America and the Caribbean work together toward the same goals?Master Gunnery Sgt. Root: We all need to work toward common goals. It’s important because doing so, allows us to develop better interoperability, a shared understanding, and makes us more effective. Strengthening our partnerships, countering threats, and building our team will not be achieved if we do not share the same goals for the region.Diálogo: How does SOCSOUTH contribute to the development of NCOs in Latin America?Master Gunnery Sgt. Root: SOCSOUTH contributes to the development of the NCOs by leveraging U.S. Special Operations Command’s (USSOCOM) institutions such as the Joint Special Operations University (JSOU) and the Naval Small Craft Instruction and Technical Training School (NAVSCIATTS). We are also providing broadening tours for NCOs as foreign liaison officers and international instructors, once only reserved for officers. We continue advancing our efforts to send our partner Special Operations Forces (SOF) senior enlisted leaders to JSOU’s Joint Special Operations Senior Enlisted Advisor course. This is equivalent to the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy’s course, placing our SOF NCOs in the lead at every opportunity.Diálogo: What kind of exchanges does SOCSOUTH engage in with NCOs in Latin America?Master Gunnery Sgt. Root: NCO development exchanges are being executed in two, three-week seminars at two levels (basic and advanced). These seminars are currently only available in Colombia. We are attempting to get others involved, but it requires commitment and a desire from the country for NCO development that is SOF specific. These exchanges are not only for the operator, but also for every specialty that supports SOF forces (enablers/service support) and fill out our formations.Diálogo: Regarding the study of languages and international exchanges, do you consider them fundamental for further advance in the NCO’s career?Master Gunnery Sgt. Root: They are extremely important, fundamental for further advancement in an NCO’s career. As U.S. Special Operations Forces, we do a great job of working in the native language of our partners. Our partners should equally focus on English. It brings us closer and affords them greater opportunities to attend USSOCOM training courses and educational courses as well as better integration in multinational forces where the standard language is English. By Geraldine Cook July 15, 2019
(WBNG) — Coronavirus may be hitting the headlines, but there’s another virus you should be aware of in our own backyard. “So far in Broome County we’ve had 0 confirmed cases of the Coronavirus, but we’ve had almost 3,000 cases of flu this season,” said public health representative with the Broome County Health Department Chelsea Reome-Nedlik. The flu is on the rise. So far this season, the State Department of Health says New York has had 106,824 cases. That’s along with practicing other healthy habits to keep yourself protected from the flu. “The present flu season has been a rather harsh flu season and part of the reason for that is we’ve seen a lot of influenza B this year, which is pretty rare. Typically we see a lot more influenza A,” said Reome-Nedlik. Broome County says it can account for 2,814 cases. Numbers may not be dropping anytime soon. It’s not too late to get your flu shot. “Get adequate sleep if you have time off of school or work due to the holiday, catch up on sleep if you can,” said Reome-Nedlik. “We’re in or around the peak of flu season right now, but that doesn’t mean you should decrease your vigilance,” said Reome-Nedlik. If you’re a child or adult without insurance, the Broome County Health Department can provide a flu vaccine at no cost. Call (607)778-2839 for an appointment. “Be vigilant about washing your hands. If you don’t have soap and water, then use hand sanitizer especially after you’ve been in public places. Also be careful not to touch your eyes, nose, mouth, or face too much with your hands,” said Reome-Nedlik. With some kids off from school this week, it’s important to stay well-rested to avoid getting sick.
Northern Tioga Center for Family Health at 13293 State Route 38 in Richford Tioga County Rural Ministry at 143 North Ave in Owego “I said this is a great solution because gardeners who have too much produce can easily drop it off 24/7 and people who need it can pick it up 24/7,” she says. “You drop it off in the morning and it’ll be gone in the afternoon.” Over the past few years ‘Harvest Share Tables’ have popped up around Tioga County as an opportunity for farmers to share their extra produce with folks who are in need of a good healthy meal. Creator Barb Neal says the project came about one day when she found herself with too many zucchinis to use herself and wanted to come up with a way to get that extra food to someone who needs it. You can find the tables at places such as Tioga County Rural Ministry as well as the Lions Club in Spencer among other locations. She says the only thing they ask is that people avoid leafy vegetables that could easily wilt in the summer heat. You can find the tables at the following locations: OWEGO (WBNG) — Tioga County Master Gardeners has created a way to get farm fresh fruits and veggies or share them with others, without spending a dime. CommonGround Christian Community Center at 28 West Main Street in Owego. The Lions Club Community Garden at 57 E Tioga Street in Spencer
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