The First Football RPI Rankings of the Season Released

first_img Written by Brad James Tags: UHSAA FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailMIDVALE, Utah-Monday, the first Utah High School Activities Association football RPI rankings for the season were released.In 2-A, the Duchesne Eagles are currently No. 1 (5-0) in the standings. Beaver is No. 2 (5-0) followed by No. 3 Kanab (5-0), No. 4 Milford (2-3), No. 5 Millard (4-1), No. 6 North Summit (3-2), No. 7 Enterprise (3-2), No. 8 Parowan (1-4), No. 9 Gunnison Valley (2-2), No. 10 North Sevier (1-4), No. 11 Monticello (0-4), No. 12 Layton Christian (1-4) and No. 13 Rich (0-4).Here we go. Let’s kick things off with 2A football, where Duchesne is ranked No. 1 ranking through Week 5 of the season. View the full rankings at #MyReasonWhy— UHSAA (@UHSAAinfo) September 14, 2020In 3-A, the Summit Academy Bears (5-0) are No. 1. They are followed by No. 2 North Sanpete (5-0), No. 3 Juab (5-1), No. 4 Grantsville (4-1), No. 5 Richfield (4-1), No. 6 San Juan (3-2), No. 7 Emery (2-4), No. 8 Morgan (1-2), No. 9 South Summit (3-2), No. 10 Juan Diego (2-3), No. 11 ALA (3-2), No. 12 Union (3-2), No. 13 Delta (1-4), No. 14 Manti (1-4), No. 15 Grand (0-5), No. 16 Carbon (1-4) and No. 17 South Sevier (0-5).In 3A, the @sahsbears sit atop the football scrapheap, with @NorthSanpeteHS close behind. View the full rankings at #MyReasonWhy— UHSAA (@UHSAAinfo) September 14, 2020 September 14, 2020 /Sports News – Local The First Football RPI Rankings of the Season Releasedlast_img read more

UK defense ministry confirms aircraft carrier will be late

first_img The lead ship of Royal Navy’s new aircraft carriers, HMS Queen Elizabeth, will miss the spring time frame set for its seagoing trials, UK’s minister for defence procurement acknowledged on Tuesday.Speaking before Parliament’s Defence Select Committee, minister Harriet Baldwin said that she could not give an estimate on when exactly the carrier would set sail but it is likely that this will happen in the summer.Construction of HMS Queen Elizabeth cost the UK over £3 billion and the ship is now late for the second time. Back in 2014, when the first seagoing Captain of the Royal Navy’s new aircraft carrier HMS Queen was appointed, the Royal Navy said the carrier would start trials in 2016.HMS Queen Elizabeth and sister-ship HMS Prince of Wales are the biggest ships the Royal Navy has ever built at 65,000 tonnes. The 280-meter STOVL (short take-off and vertical landing) ships will both be capable of carrying 36 F-35B Lightning II stealth jets.In preparation for the arrival of the first carrier, the UK invested around £100m in Portsmouth Naval Base improving the jetties, dredging the main harbour channel, buying new tugs, fenders, sponsons, gangways, providing a high-voltage power supply, erecting navigational aids. Share this article View post tag: HMS Queen Elizabeth View post tag: Royal Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today UK defense ministry confirms aircraft carrier will be late View post tag: UK February 1, 2017 Authorities UK defense ministry confirms aircraft carrier will be latelast_img read more

Ocean City Lose 700 Voters in Just Six Months? Nah, New Numbers Released

first_imgThe official election results from the Nov. 4 general election in Cape May County have been amended slightly due to incomplete voter registration statistics.The amended voter registration total now includes inactive voters as well as new voter registrations, according to Cape May County Clerk and Adjuster Rita Marie Fulginiti.The vote totals remain the same. The change affects only the reported total number of registered voters (and thus the voter turnout statistics).The County Clerk’s elections staff met Friday with the Board of Elections to verify that the complete report was pulled from the Statewide Voter Registration System.   The county’s online and paper certifications have been updated, according to Fulginiti.The official results released earlier this week suggested that Ocean City’s total number of registered voters for the Nov. 4 election was 8,304 — more than 700 fewer than the 9,033 that were registered at the time of the municipal election in May.But the updated numbers indicate that 8,976 voters were registered for the Nov. 4 election. With 4,379 Ocean City voters going to the polls, voter turnout was 48.8 percent.An inquiry from OCNJ Daily about the originally reported 700-voter decrease in Ocean City helped lead to the updated voter registration numbers.Final results in the race for three Ocean City Board of Education seats, the only local contest on the ballot, remain unchanged:Joseph S. Clark Jr. (2,189)Cecelia Gallelli-Keyes (2,150)Michael Allan James (2,072)Dale F. Braun Jr. (1,742)Write-in votes for the Ocean City Board of Education candidates were as follows:Michaela Walsh: 2Braun: 1Gregory Winegar: 1Joseph Edwards: 1Joseph M. Lehman Jr.: 1Jen Bowman: 1James Stockley: 1 (vote by mail)Maryann McLaughlin 1 (vote by mail)Voting machines and materials are impounded until Nov. 19, which is the deadline for a which a petition for recount (of the voting machine totals and paper ballots), a recheck (of the voting machine totals) or a challenge to the election may be filed in Superior Court, according to the Cape May County Clerk’s Office.Ocean City sided with the losing candidate, Republican Jeff Bell, in the race for a U.S. Senate seat won by Democrat Cory Booker. Ocean City cast 2,340 votes for Bell and 1,576 for Booker.Ocean City voters overwhelming chose Republican incumbent Frank LoBiondo (2,766 votes) over Democratic challenger Bill Hughes Jr. (1,534 votes), a native of Ocean City.Read election-night coverage. __________Sign up for OCNJ Daily’s free newsletter and breaking news alerts“Like” us on Facebooklast_img read more

Setback for Northern Foods in its Melton Mowbray pork pie battle

first_imgNorthern Foods has had another setback in its battle to stop production of Melton Mow-bray pork pies being restricted to a 1,800 square mile zone around the Leicestershire town.The company has been battling for seven years against the Melton Mowbray Pork Pie Association’s (MMPPA) plans to gain “Protected Geographical Indication” (PGI) status for the pies. Foods which are awarded this status can only be produced in a specified area – for example, Champagne can only be produced in the Champagne region of France. A PGI zone would stop Northern Foods’ Palethorpes factory in Shropshire and Bowyers factory in Trowbridge from producing Melton Mowbray pies, which they have been making for over 100 years. Northern Foods had argued Melton Mowbray is a generic name for a style of product, the production of which had long moved away from Leicestershire. It said the application for a 1,800-square-mile Melton Mowbray catchment area was an artificial boundary. But on December 21, High Court judge Mr Justice Crane decreed the definition of a “geographical area” could include a zone rather than just a town. Northern Foods has also queried the MMPPA’s claim that Melton Mowbray pies must be grey and made from uncured pork. It says the Association’s dominant member, Samworth Brothers, produces both cured and uncured pies, branded as Melton Mowbray. Northern Foods started the High Court action last year, putting on hold deliberations on the case already under way at the European Commission. The company will decide by January 18 whether to apply to the High Court for permission to take the case to the Court of Appeal. Director of communications Hilary Baker told British Baker it believes the MMPPA is involved in a “cynical misuse of legislation”. One of the Association’s key members is Samworth Brothers, which controls 62% of the £51.7m Melton Mowbray pork pie market. Northern Foods has a 24% share, according to TNS figures, added Ms Baker. “We think it’s anti-competitive, The biggest producer is conveniently in this zone, and is trying to stop its rival from producing,” she said.Northern Foods could transfer production of its Melton Mowbray pork pies to its facility in the Melton Mowbray zone if the EU does award the pies PGI status, she suggested, but no decision has been taken. It would also seek five-year transitional arrangements to allow it to keep producing in its current facilities.If Northern Foods decides not to appeal, the application to restrict production of the pork pies, made by the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs on behalf of the MMPPA, will continue through the EC approval process. Permission could be granted as soon as May this year.Matthew O’Callaghan, the MMPPA’s chairman, said: “It is important for the protection of traditional, regional foods that applications such as ours should not be defeated merely by the threat of legal action from large manufacturers. We are not a protectionist cartel. If other companies want to come to the Melton Mowbray area and make pies to a traditional recipe using traditional ingredients, they are very welcome.”The EU Protected Food Names Schemes came into force in 1993 and provides protection of food names on a geographical or traditional recipe basis.last_img read more

Obesity advisor citicised over food industry funding

first_imgThe British Medical Journal has attacked the government’s leading obesity advisor for compromising independence by accepting funding from food industries for research projects.The Journal said that many public health scientists had links with those in the sugar industry, including Professor Susan Jebb, chair of the government’s Responsibility Deal food network.Jebb, professor of diet and population health at the University of Oxford, and previously with the Medical Research Council, has received support for her research from Coca-Cola, Sainsbury’s, Cereal Partners and Rank Hovis McDougall.In a statement, Jebb said the BMJ article by a freelance journalist, Jonathan Gornall, “implies that industry funding for research projects I led as part of my employment with the UK Medical Research Council has compromised my role as chair of the Public Health Responsibility Deal, but fails to provide any evidence to support this.”She added: “Everything I do, whether in my research or as chair of the Responsibility Deal, is to try to improve public health. I do think that requires discussion with the food industry, and I think it is appropriate that we should be encouraging them to invest in research conducted by independent scientists.”This comes after the revelation last year that experts on the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN), which has just revised the government’s advice on carbohydrates in the diet, had also received funding from industry organisations.However, Public Health England has since defended the SACN’s review on carbohydrates, pointing out the fact that there were safeguards to ensure that “the report… would reflect considerations of the whole of SACN and would not be influenced by an individual member of the committee.”The SACN is set to have the next meeting about its review on carbohydrates this month, with the expectation that the final paper be published in spring.last_img read more

Reed Mathis & Electric Beethoven Announce New Album, Special Colorado Run

first_imgReed Mathis & Electric Beethoven have recently been in the studio, spending a majority of their summer working on a new album reimaging Ludwig Van Beethoven‘s “greatest hits” for Color Red, a new label headed by The New Mastersounds guitarist Eddie Roberts. With a bunch of new material prepared and ready for the world, Electric Beethoven has announced that they will preview this new music during a limited run of shows in Colorado this September.“From a magical set at Beanstalk Festival a couple years ago to a two-night run at Cervantes’ that became the origin recordings for our Maps We Found Under the Ground release, Colorado has always felt like a safe place for us to unleash these improvisations and our fans there have always encouraged us to push the boundaries,” said a joint statement from the band. <span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>On September 19th, Reed Mathis & Electric Beethoven will partner with Mike Dillon Band for a special performance at the Fox Theater in Boulder. The fan-favorite group will follow up this performance with a two-night stand at Be On Key’s Psychedelic Ripple in Denver on September 21st and 22nd. For this latter two-night run, Electric Beethoven will serve as support for Supernatural Beings, an all-star side project featuring Joel Cummins (Umphrey’s McGee), Hash Vyas (Thievery Corp.), and Markus Rezak (Shred is Dead), with drumming duties shared by Jeff Franca (Thievery Corp.) on September 21st and Allen Aucoin (Disco Biscuits) on September 22nd.You can watch the group’s 2017 performance at Beanstalk Music Festival, which is led by host band and Colorado fan-favorites Magic Beans, below.Reed Mathis & Electric Beethoven – Beanstalk Music Festival 2017 [Video: Button Pusher Media]last_img read more

Public vs Private: Which cloud is right for your credit union?

first_imgBefore deciding to shift some of your operations to the cloud, its important to remember that cloud adoption is an overall business strategy for your CU, not just a function of IT. For most, a credit union cloud solution is in line with the CU’s overall business goals of increased efficiency and cost control, and its adoption will streamline many aspects of your operations. Once your cloud strategy is set, you have to decide what model of cloud will be best for your credit union.Cloud computing has several service and deployment models which relate to how the cloud service is provided. These models include:Private cloud: Operated solely for a credit union.Public cloud: Shared by several organizations and available to any paying customer.To decide what model of cloud is best for you, ask yourself these questions. continue reading » 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Ireland and the healing power of words in a time of crisis

first_imgIreland has sought solace in its poetic tradition to overcome the coronavirus crisis and provide poignant words of hope to tackle grief and the hardship of lockdown.Verse is ingrained in public health messaging, doorstep banners quote hopeful lines, and the state broadcaster rounded out news of one death toll with a lyric assuring: “Everything is going to be alright.””Poetry is just imbued in Irish society very very strongly and we turn to it at these kind of times,” poet Catherine Ann Cullen told AFP. Ireland has suffered a relatively modest 1,571 deaths from COVID-19 according to latest department of health figures.But it still faces a long road out of lockdown which began on March 28. A government scheme to reopen the nation will reach its final steps in August. Topics : Poetic politics In Ireland, poetry and politics have long been intertwined.The 1916 uprising which began the path to independence from Britain is often called “The Poet’s Revolution” after the number of artists involved.Now, poetry has become embedded in crisis officialdom — in political speeches and public health messaging, weighing them with a sense of gravitas.Prime Minister Leo Varadkar has replaced his usual understated rhetoric with poetic styling — borrowing heavily from the verse of Heaney.”These words have provided inspiration to many Irish people as we deal with this emergency,” he said in an April address to the nation.”They remind us that we are in this together, we can get through it, and better days will come.”Meanwhile, the work of President Michael D. Higgins — a published poet — has been embedded in adverts by Ireland’s health service imploring the public to “hold firm”.”Historically we’re a very poetic society,” explained Cullen.”People turn to poetry in times of crisis.”center_img Crisis mantras In the opening weeks of the lockdown, Nobel prize-winning poet Seamus Heaney’s promise of reward for endurance struck a chord across Ireland.”If we winter this one out, we can summer anywhere,” was a message which appeared on handmade banners, scrawled on Dublin walls and multiplied on social media.Taken from an interview with Heaney in 1972, it referred to “The Troubles” over British rule of Northern Ireland which by its end in the late-1990s killed 3,500. In the current health crisis, the quote found new resonance.”It’s like a little meditation, it’s like a little mantra,” said Cullen, Poetry Ireland’s current poet-in-residence.”They give us kind of hope,” she said of such lines.One month into the lockdown, the Irish poet Eavan Boland died.That left fans to reflect on a body of work which also draws on Ireland’s difficult history, while offering solace in the present.Her 1994 poem “This Moment” was shared on social media as a memorial, sparking hope for those in isolation with its depiction of a neighborhood at dusk.”Things are getting ready/to happen/out of sight,” it reads. Remedying loneliness In April, Poetry Ireland partnered with charity Alone which supports solitary older people, many currently “cocooning” from the coronavirus.The elderly in lockdown were invited to request poetry recitals by phone from writers. Testimony from the event reveals the comfort taken by in the exchanges, where Boland’s work was a popular choice.”My aunt got dressed up and made up for the occasion and was completely delighted,” one family member said in feedback to the organization.In Ireland, memorized snippets of such poems can function like secular Bible verses — to be memorized and presented for their enduring wisdom and comfort.”For my mum it was also a complete thrill. Her reader read a fun one and a deeper one which really hits on how my mum is in the world,” the family member added.last_img read more

Mikel Arteta promotes Matt Smith and Trae Coyle to Arsenal first-team training

first_imgCoyle is yet to make his debut for Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Academy stars Matt Smith and Trae Coyle have stepped up to Arsenal’s first-team training ahead of the restart of the 2019/20 season.The Premier League aims to resume action on 17 June and Arsenal’s first game is expected to be against Manchester City on the first night of games.Mikel Arteta has kept faith with several of Arsenal’s star youngsters since taking charge from Unai Emery, with Bukayo Saka, Eddie Nketiah, Reiss Nelson and Joe Willock regulars among match day squads.Smith, 19, is a midfielder who will be hoping to make his first appearance for the senior team before the season ends.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTCoyle is also 19 years old and has played much of the season in the academy on the right wing.The London native is also waiting for his debut for Arsenal and he and Smith were pictured in training with the first-team.Arsenal’s senior stars initially returned for no contact sessions but this week Premier League clubs voted unanimously to move to phase two of training. Mikel Arteta promotes Matt Smith and Trae Coyle to Arsenal first-team training Smith trained in the no contact sessions (Picture: Getty)With increased injuries expected to be a concern for clubs when the season restarts, Arteta may be forced to call more often on his youth stars.Arsenal are facing a difficult transfer window due to the financial difficulties caused by the coronavirus pandemic and Arteta will be expected to rely more heavily on emerging talent from the academy.The Gunners have not played since March 7 when they beat West Ham 1-0 at the Emirates.Arteta’s side sit ninth in the league table and haven’t given up hope they can launch a late assault to secure a Champions League spot for next season.MORE: Paul Merson says transfer market mess will ‘help’ Arsenal boss Mikel ArtetaMORE: Arsenal make contact to sign Moussa Dembele ahead of Chelsea and Manchester UnitedFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Metro Sport ReporterFriday 29 May 2020 11:59 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link6.1kShares Comment Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more