Utah Baseball Hosts Nationally Ranked UCLA

first_img Tags: Baseball/Pac 12/Utah Utes FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY – The Utah baseball team hosts 17th-ranked UCLA in a three-game Pac-12 series beginning on Friday, April 13, at 6:00 p.m. MT.The series continues on Saturday, April 14, and Sunday, April 15, with both games at 1:00 p.m. MT.All three games will be live streamed at UtahUtes.com with radio at ESPN 700 AM (Saturday’s game will begin in progress at 100.7 FM).Utah (9-22, 4-5 Pac-12) is 7-4 in its last 11 games.Utah is fifth in the Pac-12 in batting average (.273), total bases (406) and hits (291). The Utes are fourth in the league in stolen bases (27) and tied for fourth with seven triples. Utah leads the league with 11 pickoffs. The Utes are tied for first in the Pac-12 with 28 double plays and second in the league in assists (326).DaShawn Keirsey, Jr., ranks in the top 10 in the league in several categories including ranking second in the Pac-12 and 14th in the NCAA wit ha .410 batting average. Keirsey leads the league and is 10th in the NCAA with 14 doubles and is sixth in the NCAA in doubles per game (0.54). Trenton Stoltz is tied for first in the Pac-12 and ninth in the NCAA with 19 appearances on the mound. Oliver Dunn is tied for third in the Pac-12 with 22 double plays. Brett Brocoff is one of five pitchers in the Pac-12 this year who has not given up a home run.UCLA is 19-9 overall and 8-4 in the Pac-12. The Bruins recently won two out of three from second-ranked Stanford and dropped a midweek game against Long Beach State. April 11, 2018 /Sports News – Local Utah Baseball Hosts Nationally Ranked UCLA Robert Lovell Written bylast_img read more

CNOOC begins production from offshore Luda oil project

first_img CNOOC owns 100% stake in the Luda 21-2/16-3 regional development project. (Credit: CNOOC Limited) China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) has announced the start of production from the Luda 21-2/16-3 regional development project.Located in Liaodong Bay of Bohai Sea, the regional development project is about 39km north of Luda 10-1 oilfield.With an average water depth of about 25 meters, the project is 90km northwest of Suizhong 36-1 onshore terminal.CNOOC owns 100% stake in the Luda 21-2/16-3 regional development project.The project includes one central platform, three wellhead platforms and one production adjective platform.A total of 69 wells will be developed as part of the project.The Luda 21-2/16-3 regional development project is anticipated to reach its peak production capacity in 2022, producing nearly 25,600 barrels of crude oil per day.CNOOC commenced production at Qinhuangdao 33-1S oilfield phase I project in JuneIn the year so far, CNOOC has announced the start of production from several fields, apart from continuing to make oil and gas discoveries.In June, the company commenced production at the Qinhuangdao 33-1S oilfield phase I project, located in central and western Bohai with an average water depth of 21 meters.CNOOC owns 100% stake in the Qinhuangdao 33-1S oilfield and serves as the operator.Expected to reach its peak production of approximately 6,000 barrels of crude oil per day in 2021, the project will include a total of 13 producing wells, including 9 production wells and 4 water injection wells.In May, the company started production from the Penglai 19-3 oilfield area 4 adjustment/Penglai 19-9 oilfield phase II project.Located in Bohai, the Penglai 19-3/19-9 oilfields have an average water depth of approximately 28 meters.Recently, CNOOC has announced making a significant discovery of Huizhou 26-6 in Eastern South China Sea.The discovery is expected to become the first mid-to-large sized condensate oil and gas field in the shallow water area of Pearl River Mouth Basin. The Luda 21-2/16-3 regional development project is anticipated to reach its peak production capacity in 2022last_img read more

Heston Xmas pudding aids bakery growth at Northern Foods

first_imgStrong sales of biscuits and Christmas puddings has aided Northern Foods’ “good” trading performance for the 13 weeks to 1 January, 2011.Like-for-like sales within the firm’s Bakery arm were up 5%, with its extended range of Christmas puddings well received by consumers, and exceptional demand for the Heston Blumenthal ‘Hidden Orange Christmas Pudding’, according to the firm.Its Chilled division saw a 9.7% increase in like-for-like sales. However, Northern Foods reported a weak performance in Frozen, with like-for-like sales down 17.2%, while it rebuilds its Goodfella’s pizza brand.Overall group like-for-like sales increased 2.3%.Northern Foods’ new Branded and Chilled divisional structure, announced in October last year, is now in place. Its three existing divisions: Bakery, Chilled and Frozen, will become two: Branded and Chilled.Its Branded division will comprise Goodfella’s Pizza, McDougalls and Holland’s Pies, Fox’s Biscuits and Matthew Walker Puddings, while its Chilled division will combine sandwiches and salads with ready meals and its British Airways supply business.“We have again shown our ability to deliver innovative and best in class products to our customers and consumers, particularly in Chilled with our festive sandwiches, in Fox’s Biscuits and in Matthew Walker, all of which featured heavily in our Christmas trading,” commented acting chief executive Simon Herrick.last_img read more

Black Lives Matter South Bend issues statement regarding Breonna Taylor ruling

first_imgIndianaLocalMichiganNews WhatsApp Google+ Facebook Twitter Twitter Pinterest Google+ (Photo supplied/South Bend Black Lives Matter) The South Bend chapter of Black Lives Matter issued the following statement after Kentucky’s Attorney General announced there would be no charges filed against the Louisville Police Officers who shot and killed Breonna Taylor and that the only charge filed is against a former officer for shooting into a neighboring home:Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old Black woman, was fatally shot by Louisville Metro Police Department officers Jonathan Mattingly, Brett Hankison, and Myles Cosgrove on March 13, 2020. Three plainclothes LMPD officers entered her apartment.LMPD murdered Breonna while executing a no-knock search warrant. The decision to indict one out of three officers present comes after more than six months after  Breonna Taylor, who was also  an Emergency Worker, was shot dead by police in HER home.Today, on September 23rd, a state grand jury indicted Brett Hankison on three counts of “wanton endangerment”  for his actions. The two other officers involved in the raid were not indicted; and while Hankison was indicted for his actions during the Taylor raid, he was not indicted for Taylor’s death. This is an insult to the entire Black community, but we realize the system will never deliver justice to our people.The system continues to prove itself to be one that refuses to mete out any semblance of justice for black people. This is a call to remain in the streets so as to demand change.We cannot just #SayHerName. We must do the work to honor Breonna Taylor’s life and protect the lives of Black women and Black people who continue to be targeted by law enforcement and the criminal justice systems that places targets on our backs. WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook Black Lives Matter South Bend issues statement regarding Breonna Taylor ruling By 95.3 MNC – September 24, 2020 3 618 Previous articleIllinois man jailed in Lake County after high speed chaseNext articleSouth Bend begins fire hydrant flow testing 95.3 MNCNews/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel is your breaking news and weather station for northern Indiana and southwestern Michigan.last_img read more

Bob Weir, John Prine, Lucinda Williams, & More Tapped For ‘Across The Great Divide’ Benefit

first_imgOn Friday, October 19th, a number of music legends will come together in Los Angeles to perform at Across The Great Divide, a benefit for The Americana Music Association and The Blues Foundation. Scheduled at the historic Ace Theatre, the night will see performances by Bob Weir, John Prine, Lucinda Williams, Lee Ann Womack, and Joe Louis Walker in addition to younger artists like Shemekia Copeland, Doyle Bramhall II, Larkin Poe, and Tash Neal. Jimmy Vivino, the leader of the house band for Conan, will similarly serve as the musical director and band leader for the house band at Across The Great Divide.“The Blues Foundation is most appreciative of UpperWest Music Group and Greg Williamson for creating an evening to celebrate the ties between The Blues and Americana music,” noted Barbara Newman, President and CEO of The Blues Foundation. “Each of our organizations and the genres we represent are intricately linked. While The Blues Foundation and the Americana Music Association have had a strong working relationship behind the scenes for many years now, I am especially excited for this opportunity to publicly spread the word of our missions together during what I know will be a unique and special night of music.”Added Greg Williamson, concert producer and founder of UpperWest Music Group in a statement, “It’s an honor to have a small part in helping the Americana Music Association and The Blues Foundation. … These two organizations represent some of the most significant artists in American music.”“The intersection of Americana and the Blues is a place of integrity, passion and love of American roots traditions. We are so grateful for Greg Williamson and UpperWest Music Group for their support and passion for the music we love. It’s a perfect partnership,” explained Jed Hilly, the Executive Director of The Americana Music Association.A pre-sale for Across The Great Divide will start on Thursday, August 23rd, at 9 a.m. (PT) via AXS.com. On Friday, August 24th, tickets will go on sale to the general public at 9 a.m. (PT).last_img read more

Former admin claims discrimination

first_imgDr. G. David Moss, former assistant vice president of academic affairs, filed a lawsuit in federal court in South Bend against the University and Vice President for Student Affairs Erin Hoffmann-Harding, in response to alleged discrimination he faced from the administration.  Moss, who now works as an administrator with the South Bend Community School Corp., sued because he was demoted following his condemnation of two incidents of racial discrimination at the University in the spring 2012 term.  The complaint alleges Moss pursued a promotion from his position as assistant vice president of student affairs to associate vice president of student affairs. Subsequently, the complaint asserts Hoffmann-Harding demoted Moss to the post of senior consultant while attempting to arrange his further demotion or termination. Hoffmann-Harding indicated to Moss that she was considering terminating his employment from summer 2012 until August 2013, the complaint claims. Moss supervised the Call to Action movement, an African-American student group, in the spring of 2012 as part of his job duties, the complaint alleges. During this time, the complaint asserts someone or a group of people targeted the group, leaving pieces of fried chicken in the organization’s mailbox on two separate occasions. Moss responded comprehensively and vocally to these racial stereotyping actions on campus, the complaint asserts, and his actions earned significant publicity both on and off campus. His response included supporting the Call to Action movement, calling for investigation of the incidents and planning ways to “address the underlying racism on campus that caused them,” the complaint alleges. Moss sought promotion after his public involvement with the movement, and the complaint alleges Hoffmann-Harding’s subsequent actions in demoting and threatening Moss with termination were motivated by race and in retaliation for Moss’s contributions to the Call to Action student group.  Moss is seeking monetary damages and a judgment that proves the University’s actions were unconstitutional and violated federal employment statutes.  University spokesman Dennis Brown said the University is investigating the complaint. “We are examining the complaint, which we just received, but we’re confident that Mr. Moss was treated fairly during his employment, and we reject the claim that we discriminate,” Brown said. “We also want to make it clear that the incidents that occurred in February 2012 were unacceptable. We have taken them very seriously and – as evidenced by the committee on diversity appointed by [University President] Fr. Jenkins earlier this year – we continue to make every effort to ensure that our campus is welcoming to all.” Brown said the town hall meeting called by the University in response to the discriminatory incidents has been employed as a way to train staff. “The town hall meeting sponsored after the event in 2012 was videotaped, and has been used extensively in training of student affairs staff, including hundreds of residence hall staff and each department within student affairs,” Brown said. “In addition, in collaboration with student leaders and at the suggestion of students, diversity training has been added to freshman orientation and with campus safety officers.” Moss also filed a claim with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). After investigation of his claim, the commission reported that it is “unable to conclude that the information obtained establishes violations of the statutes.” Thomas Dixon, Moss’ attorney, did not respond to requests for comment.  Contact Nicole Michels at [email protected]last_img read more

The “Yin and Yang” of credit union reporting/analytics software: 3 factors to consider

first_img 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Paul AblackAs a veteran of the Business Intelligence (BI) industry, which is now being eclipsed by Big Data and Analytics, I have witnessed many organizations looking for the “perfect BI software”.For at least a decade now, BI software companies have been striving for leadership in the coveted Gartner Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence. The Magic Quadrant evaluates BI software vendors on two dimensions: (1) Completeness of Vision and (2) Ability To Execute. While these two dimensions do provide very good insight into the capabilities of each vendor’s product offering, they don’t tell the whole story.Many IT departments over the years that have gone through the process of acquiring expensive BI software because they were led to believe by the BI vendors that the software was a “Silver Bullet”. Rather than making reporting & analytics easy and accessible across the enterprise, the promise of the Silver Bullet never materialized and it was often relegated to the class of “Failed IT Implementations”.If you have been charged with the responsibility for choosing the right Reporting/Analytics (R/A) software for your credit union, here are three key factors that must be considered before making a purchasing decision and setting expectations within your credit union. continue reading »last_img read more

Credit union industry disruption: NACUSO 2015 – Part 1

first_imgby: Paul AblackI had the opportunity to attend NACUSO 2015 in Orlando last week. NACUSO is a great conference to interact with other thought leaders in the credit union industry to make valuable business connections. It is the essence of the “credit union movement”, a group of talented industry leaders looking for ways to collaborate to make the industry stronger.From the perspective of addressing the competitive issues facing the industry, I think last week’s conference will go down as one of the best yet. There were two themes that featured prominently for most of the folks that I had a chance to talk to: Credit Union Industry Disruption and Predictive Analytics (The FICO Score is Dead).  To adequately cover both of these themes, I have created a two part series. This first part will focus on industry disruption.John Lass, Lass Advisory Services (www.cunamutual.com) gave a presentation on Disruption: Are We Next? in which he highlighted “game changers” in history.  These “Innovative Disruptors” overtook or completely eliminated industry leaders in a matter of a few years. Lass stated that we typically see the full effect of game changers, “not when a concept or product is invented, but when it is broadly adopted- that’s when things really change.” continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Berger calls for reg relief on Dodd-Frank anniversary in new op-ed

first_imgOn the 10-year anniversary of the signing of the Dodd-Frank Act, NAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger penned an op-ed in Credit Union Times calling on policymakers to reduce the regulatory burdens credit unions face as a result of the legislation as well as the challenges they are confronting amid the coronavirus pandemic.“While it was important Congress acted quickly to reign in the egregious practices of the big banks, credit unions – which have been heralded for not contributing to the financial crisis – were caught in the crosshairs unnecessarily,” wrote Berger. “As a result, credit unions and their members have long paid the price of over-regulation.”Berger added that “we have a new crisis that credit unions have been facing – how to help their members during the COVID-19 pandemic. This crisis has shown that we need deregulation now more than ever.”Outlining several legislative and regulatory policy requests, Berger called on policymakers to consider: ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

H5N1 hits birds in Vietnam, Ghana, Pakistan

first_imgMay 23, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – H5N1 avian influenza has continued to flare up in poultry on two continents this week, with Vietnam, Ghana, and Pakistan all confirming new outbreaks in the past 2 days.In Vietnam over the weekend, more than 2,000 ducks died, and another 6,000 were culled in various areas affected by outbreaks of H5N1, Agence France-Presse (AFP) reported yesterday. The ducks had not been vaccinated.Five provinces have been affected since the beginning of this month, China’s Xinhua news agency reported. They are Quang Ninh, Son La, and Nam Dinh in the north, Nghe An in the central region, and Dong Thap in the south.UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) representative Andrew Speedy told AFP that rather than trying to wipe out the virus, which is believed to be widespread in Vietnam’s bird population, efforts will focus on vaccination campaigns, which have proved highly effective.”We are now convinced that it’s pretty much endemic and that the vaccinations will be required for the foreseeable future, although there will be an attempt to find an exit strategy at some point,” Speedy said.The Ministry of Agriculture’s Department of Animal Health said 119 million birds in 60 cities and provinces nationwide have been vaccinated this year, Xinhua reported.This year’s second round of nationwide vaccinations is now starting, AFP reported.Ghana reported its second outbreak of the virus on a farm in Sunyani, about 250 miles north of the capital, Accra, according to a Reuters report published yesterday. Gary Quarcoo, the agriculture ministry’s head of veterinary services, said veterinary officials have culled thousands of birds in the area and destroyed animal feed and farm equipment.Ghana’s first outbreak H5N1 was detected on a farm near the port city of Tema in April.In Pakistan, officials said today that more than 5,000 chickens were culled after an outbreak that killed about 6,000 chickens was confirmed on three farms near Islamabad, according to another AFP report. The country’s last outbreaks occurred in April in the northwest and in the southern city of Karachi, the story said.last_img read more