Four Thunderbirds Named To Phil Steele Preseason All-Big Sky Team

first_imgJuly 27, 2020 /Sports News – Local Four Thunderbirds Named To Phil Steele Preseason All-Big Sky Team Brad James Tags: SUU Football Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCEDAR CITY, Utah-Four Southern Utah football student-athletes have been named to college football insider Phil Steele’s 2020 preseason All-Big Sky teams ahead of the 2020 campaign.The Thunderbirds on the squad are as follows:-Redshirt junior offensive lineman Braxton Jones. The 6-7 310-pound lineman out of Murray High School was named a sophomore All-American by HERO Sports in 2019.-Senior receiver Landen Measom earned a spot on the first team as an all-purpose player. The Bingham High School product has 53 receptions for 608 yards and four scores in his career.-Redshirt sophomore cornerback Carlton Johnson. The native of Moreno Valley, Calif. led the Thunderbirds with three interceptions in 2019.-Redshirt junior cornerback A.J. Stanley. The native of Santa Clarita, Calif. posted one forced fumble, two pass breakups and 2.5 tackles for a loss last season for the Thunderbirds. Stanley had 71 tackles last season for SUU.last_img read more

USA: Electric Boat Corp Pens 121.8 Million Submarines Contract

first_img December 24, 2013 View post tag: Boat Equipment & technology View post tag: Submarines VIRGINIA CLASS SUBMARINE SSN-774Electric Boat Corp., based in Groton, Conn., has received a 121.84 million contract for additional long lead time material associated with the second fiscal 2014 Virginia-class submarine (SSN 793) and the two fiscal 2015 Virginia-class submarines (SSN 774 and SSN 795).The contract stipulates provision of additional long lead time material for steam and electric plant components, the main propulsion unit efforts and ship service turbine generator efforts, steel and miscellaneous hull, mechanical and electrical system components.The work is expected to be completed by September 2014.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, December 24, 2013; Image: Wikimedia View post tag: 121.8 View post tag: Pens View post tag: million View post tag: Corp Back to overview,Home naval-today USA: Electric Boat Corp Pens 121.8 Million Submarines Contract View post tag: contract USA: Electric Boat Corp Pens 121.8 Million Submarines Contract Share this articlelast_img read more

Live Review: Quentin Tarantino and the Reservoir Dogs at the Cellar 02/11/07

first_imgAnd its not just their sharp suits and intricately sculpted facial hair which is making the crowd go wild. The youth of Oxford seem to have discovered something startling – jazz-funk is a riot, and Quentin Tarantino and the Reservoir Dogs are its ringleaders. Entering the cellar mid-gig there are any number of things you might expect to see –  a crowd of carefully coiffured indie kids tapping converse-clad feet, the wall of studied disinterest of the post-rock brigade, even the odd mini-moshpit (in a very polite, Oxfordian manner, of course). But tonight, the couple at the front of the crowd seem to be doing the Charleston. And the way the girl beside the stage is moving can’t be described in any terms other than ‘jive’. Tonight, Ladies and Gentlemen, Quentin Tarantino and the Reservoir Dogs are in town. Quentin Tarantino and the Reservoir Dogs, however, by adding the funk to the jazz, seem to have solved this problem. They have all the technical brilliance and scintillating flights of jazz – the sharp bursts of energy, the challenging departures, then the sudden resurfacing of the familiar motifs – but they’ve managed to do it without the 24 bar drum solos. The pace is kept up and the texture meaty as they attack old jazz standards with the power of a full band, or engage in short, sharp exchanges between the instruments, rather than descending into fret-noodling tedium. And the excitement of audience’s response says it all. There’s dancing, laughing, shrieking even (though that may indeed have been the effect of the facial hair), and in over an hour’s set, no-one seems to be experiencing a dull moment. Now, Cherwell 24 can appreciate the genius of jazz just as much as the next online, student-written, Oxford-based newspaper, but we’ve rarely seen anyone dance to it. And the reason for this, as anyone who’s been to the Bullingdon Arms of a Tuesday night will appreciate, is that it’s just not inclusive enough. The extended solo serves as an opportunity for the other band members to give the soloist a knowing wink, congratulating him for a particularly daring E flat or the audacious move into 9/8 time. For the audience, trying to keep up with the professionals on stage, it’s far too painfully cerebral an experience for it to spark the body into anything more than an anxious finger tap (or a few successive trips to the bar). center_img by Georgina White Tonight, we all get to discover how vibrant, how exciting this kind of music can be, and it’s funking sensational. As the final strains of the trombone fade into the midnight air, this reviewer sets off, a born again jazz-funk convert.last_img read more

Study shows why stingy people are untrustworthy

first_imgThere may be a new link between generosity and trustworthiness according to new research conducted by Oxford University.The research looked into the signals we rely on to decide who is trustworthy, with findings showing that we tend to distrust those who are stingy with their money. The study claimed that stingy people were also more likely to lie about their generosity to present themselves in a better light.The researchers set up an experiment in which participants played interactive games in which they had to decide who to trust, based on information about the generosity of other players in previous games.Researcher Dr. Wojtek Przepiorka, from the Department of Sociology at the university, said, “When acts of generosity occur naturally with no concern for how they are perceived by others, they can be effective signals of trustworthiness. Charity balls are places where people can openly display their generosity, but in this case because people know they are going to be observed, this might be a strategic gesture and less telling of their true character.“We regard acts of genuine generosity as those produced spontaneously and these are widely seen as a reliable indicator of trustworthiness, even when they are small gestures.”Professor Diego Gambetta, an Official Fellow at Nuffield College commented, “Our experiments showed that cheating comes in clusters- a large portion of people who were mean were also prepared to lie about it, and those who lied were much more untrustworthy, as if one sin promotes another. It appears that people widely regard generosity and trustworthiness as being “cut from the same cloth” as far as human characteristics are concerned.“However, some people display generosity when it is likely to be in their own advantage. In our experiments, we also find that those who are guilty of ‘strategic’ displays of generosity themselves are more likely to spot strategic generosity in others.”One first year student from New College noted, “This is interesting research, though I’m not too sure how applicable it is in real life.”Another said, “I am slightly concerned that this study has jumped to conclusions too quickly. There could be other factors that the study has failed to consider.”last_img read more

Ellis Park Friday, July 8 – Race Day 4 Race by Race Analysis

first_imgEllis Park Friday, July 8 – Race Day 4 Race by Race Analysisposted by “Backside Lil” FIFTH – Six of the ten 2-year olds are making their first start. Of the first timers, LEAD THE CHARGE shows the best works, his last four 1⁄2 mile breezes should have him ready for trainer Brad Cox who has well above average success with debut runners and even higher when making first start at a mile. CONQUEST CROWN ME but top sire Kitten’s Joy comes from Mark Casse barn and they are also excellent with 2-year olds and turf maidens. Of the four in the field that have run already, HONOR THY FATHER ran an even race sprinting on the dirt first time out; $250,000 yearling purchase from really good family should benefit from the stretchout in distance.Selections 8-1-6-4SIXTH – OLD MOUNTAIN LANE takes a big class drop here from $15-20,000 range to $5000. He beat half the field last time out only poor effort this year when going long was on a sloppy track. His win at Oaklawn was wire- to-wire going today’s mile and not much other early speed in here should give him every chance from up front. Arkansas-bred HUNTER HENRY hasn’t raced since Oaklawn but won after a layoff and shows nice local 5/8th mile work last week to prep for this. JOURNEY PROUD returns after a year off. 4-year old gelding shows a good work pattern here at Ellis over the couple months and only win was going a mile, just seems a lot to ask first time out even with the class drop from level he was racing at last year. WALKERS SENTRY should be prominent early stretching out from shorter sprints; in the money finishes last four races but more likely for minor piece.Selections 3-6-5-1SEVENTH – Pace advantage should belong to SKY HERO making just second start since last summer. He made the lead and was just beaten couple lengths at Keeneland. He’s been gelded and working very well since that race. MOTIVATIONAL comes in off a 5th place finish in a very tough second level allowance at Churchill. The winner Generous Kitten is stakes quality horse and runner up that day already won his next start. Charlie Lopresti trained gelding broke his maiden here last summer at today’s nine furlongs; needs a good trip comes from far back. Plenty of other contenders as you would expect for this allowance level. Best of rest looks like KING PTOLEMY, disappointing in last try when sent off at 3/1 after winning an ‘off-the-turf’ at Churchill. Corey Lanerie was up for that win and back on today.Selections 2-6-7-1EIGHTH – STORMIN JORJA has run better than most of the field on the grass and one of only two here with a win at the distance on turf. Claimed two starts back she comes in today off a close up 2nd in the slop at Churchill. Her main threat looks like DISONES PRETTY who was a popular 6/5 winner leading all the way when dropped first time to this claiming level. She’s also won on the grass and in the money over half her turf tries. JEANINES PRIDE has been no worse than 3rd in her five starts this year and lone turf start was a good 3rd here last summer but she finished back of JORJA last race and looks a couple lengths behind the top pair. HERE COMES CHLOE drops in class for first time to this level but last two races at Arlington not encouraging.Selections 9-10-2-4 FIRST – HANG ON ANNIE hasn’t been on the turf yet but improved her last three starts and was runner-up barely beaten for $10,000 last race at Churchill. She’s been or just off the lead three of her last four races and not much other speed in here; repeat of her last wins this. TEMPERATURE RISING might like the change of scenery where she was running mid-pack at what was probably similar level to today’s field; best race of the year was two starts back on the turf. STARSHIP ADVENTURE makes her first start. She was training this spring at Gulfstream but shows up here for trainer Don Hunt who won 3-4 races at Ellis last summer with these previously Florida-based Starship horses.Selections 7-9-6-4SECOND – Three of the top contenders in the race exit the same last start at Churchill on June 16, LEITRIM was 2nd that day, made the lead turning for home and caught late. The turnback from mile to 7/8th today should help him, runner-up again at that distance two starts back against much tougher field. Pace setup should have him just off the early lead and getting first jump turning for home. He was a couple lengths ahead of FUNNY QUESTIONS and TWENTY GAUGE in the June 16 race. FUNNY QUESTIONS has been close in four of his five starts, has had Joe Rocco aboard for his best races and like him a little better than TWENTY GAUGE who has had fourteen tries to break the maiden. FROST OR FRIPPERY has been 3rd four times in his five races, best races were on the lead but think he comes up short again today.Selections 2-7-6-5THIRD – PINATA CAT has a lot of gaps between recent starts but her best race was sprinting on turf, beaten just a head by filly that came back to win next start. Her only start at Churchill she was close early and faded late going a mile. Two previous times she ran after short layoffs were her best races and repeat of the Fair Grounds race should get it done here. Homebred SUMMERTIME SONNET makes her first start for trainer Steve Margolis who wins about 12% with debut runners; filly has exceptional grass breeding by stallion Shakespeare and nice 1⁄2 work last week. RUDY RUMBA returns to the turf after three dirt races that were pretty good, 3rd and 4th against maiden claimers. QUIET SHORE would be longshot stab in here, claimed out of her first race for $10,000 where she made the lead and tired late going a mile; cuts back to sprint today, big class jump, but she adds Lasix.Selections 9-1-10-8FOURTH – WINDSURFER ran a very nice race six weeks ago at Churchill, his first start of the year. He was 2nd beaten just a head and 3rd place finisher already came back to win his next start. He’s versatile enough to run longer but think today’s 3⁄4 mile suits him best and last win was here last summer. FAVORITE COACH warrants a lot of respect, off since April, he’s won three of four starts this year all at basically same class level as today. Should be ready after the short rest, shows six morning works but not crazy about the rail post position. FLEET GOLD DIGGER has been unlucky last two races, beaten a head and neck both times at Churchill. He’s been a popular horse to claim changing hands five times in last eight starts and maintained good form with all the changes but might be better going just a little longer. GROUND FORCE won four in a row last fall, all at today’s distance; two recent starts in Kentucky were against much tougher fields.Selections 5-1-6-2 FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Bridgit Mendler ‘Top of The World’ at The Paramount in Huntington

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Up-and-coming pop star Bridgit Mendler packed The Paramount in Huntington last week with screaming fans of danceable hit songs off of her debut album and teased tracks from her upcoming sophomore effort.The fresh-faced, squeaky-clean California girl, who dismisses being compared to Miley Cyrus—both have starred in Disney channel shows aside from their musical success—played fan favorites, including “Ready or Not,” “Forgot to Laugh” and “Top of the World,” which were all singles off her breakout album, Hello My Name Is…“This is my band and we’re so excited to play some music,” Mendler, 21, excitedly told throngs of teenage fans that came to see her Oct. 29 performance in the second leg of her Summer Tour.Mendler was slated to play her first concerts beyond North America this month, with performances in Argentina, Chile and Peru being among the about 50 shows she’s given since June.Although she reportedly suffered a setback last year when her laptop broke, losing all the songs she had begun writing for her second album, she has been performing tracks off that to-be-named album, including “Fly to You” and “Deeper Shade of Us.”The singer, whose style has been termed as pop/reggae fusion with elements of R&B, soul, funk and hip hop, cites her biggest influences as folk legend Bob Dylan, as well as the likes of everyone from Fugees to Van Morrison, Beyoncé and others.When she’s not singing her heart out, Mendler can be seen portraying Teddy Duncan in the Disney sitcom Good Luck Charlie and a slew of films, starring alongside LI’s own Lindsay Lohan in Labor Pains.And beyond her music and acting career, Mendler also supports a laundry list of charitable causes, from pro-literacy initiatives, better school programs and anti-cyberbullying campaigns.Opening the show was Nick Tangorra Band, who returns to The Pararmount on Nov. 13 along with Meghan Trainor, who’s “All About That Bass!”Bridgit Mendler greets fans at The Paramount in Huntington on Oct. 29, 2014 (Photo by Joe Nuzzo)last_img read more

The future of HSAs

first_imgIf there is one constant in American politics, it is that with every new administration comes change. One of the first questions that I received after the election was if I think that health savings accounts (HSAs) are at risk of being negatively affected or eliminated. My answer—absolutely not. Of all the issues discussed, it was one of the few issues both sides agreed on. Let’s take a look at why.MomentumHSAs became available in January 2004, at a time employers were actively seeking to lower health care expenses for their employees. Hence, the growth of high-deductible health plans (HDHPs) emerged. By the end of 2007, approximately 10 percent of employers offered an HDHP. The key driver clearly was economics. For early adopters, acceptance of these high deductible plans required education and support of HSAs. Learn more from an in-depth conversation with Steve in Using HSAs To Attract New Members-Part 1 podcast.HSA Growth ContinuedHSAs and the dollars invested continued to grow at an accelerate rate. At the end of 2007, there were an estimated 3 million HSAs holding approximately $3.4 billion in assets. By year-end 2012, HSAs grew to 8.2 million with $15.5 billion in assets, and year-end 2015, 16.7 million with $30.2 billion in assets. And at year-end 2015, $4.2 billion of that $30.2 billion was held in investment accounts. continue reading » 12SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Police investigating shooting on Baldwin Street

first_imgJOHNSON CITY (WBNG) — Johnson City Police Chief Brent Dodge has confirmed with 12 News that two shots were fired on Baldwin Street around noon Saturday. The police chief says no one was hurt or arrested in the shooting, The investigation into the shooting is ongoing.center_img Dodge could not confirm anymore information.last_img

Live match preview – Slovakia vs Scotland 15.11.2020

first_imgTeam news and stats ahead of Slovakia vs Scotland in the UEFA Nations League, live on Sky Sports; kick-off 2pm.Team news Slovakia vs Scotland will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Football from 1.30pm; Kick-off at 2pm. Sky Sports customers can watch in-game goals in the live match blog on the Sky Sports website and app. Highlights will also be published on the Sky Sports digital platforms and the Sky Sports Football YouTube channel shortly after the final whistle.Opta stats – Advertisement – Scotland have won their last two international encounters with Slovakia by the same 1-0 scoreline, although both games were at home – a World cup qualifier in October 2017 and a UEFA Nations League match last month.Slovakia won their only previous home meeting with Scotland – a 3-0 victory in a World Cup qualifier in October 2016.Scotland have won six of their eight UEFA Nations League games (D1 L1), only three countries have won more in the competition since its inception in 2018 (Portugal, Finland and Norway – 7).Slovakia have lost six of their eight UEFA Nations League games (W1 D1) and are on a run of five such matches without victory (D1 L4) since a 4-1 win against Ukraine in November 2018. They are one of just three countries yet to keep a clean sheet in the competition (alongside Northern Ireland and Iceland).Slovakia have won just one of their last seven international matches at home (D3 L3) – a 2-0 victory against Azerbaijan in November 2019.Scotland are unbeaten in each of their last three away games (W2 D1), they last went longer without defeat on the road in September 2006 (5 games – W3 D2).Slovakia captain Marek Hamsik has been directly involved in three goals (two goals, one assist) in his last three home matches for his country.Ryan Christie has scored in each of his last three games for Scotland, in fact, he has been directly involved in nine goals (four goals, five assists) in just 11 starts for his country, since his debut against Netherlands in November 2017. preview image Ryan Christie was moved to tears after helping Scotland secure their place at Euro 2020 with a penalty shootout win against Serbia Highlights from the UEFA Nations League Group B2 match between Scotland and Slovakia When asked if he would make more changes than normal, Clarke said: “The short answer is yes. The long answer probably takes in the fact the celebrations wouldn’t have anything to do with it. It was a good celebration but it wasn’t crazy, it wasn’t silly and over the top.“It was a physically draining game but emotionally also very, very draining for the players who were out on the pitch. – Advertisement – 8:53 preview image “I will give them another 24 hours and speak to three or four players who I have maybe got a doubt about going again after such a tough game, and then I will come up with a team selection that hopefully gets us another three points.“Lyndon Dykes is suspended and we have one or two knocks and niggles. Andy Robertson will be the most doubtful.”Slovakia were also play-off winners, beating Northern Ireland 2-1 in extra-time, and midfielder Marek Hamsik is set to make his 125th international appearance.How to follow preview image 5:27 – Advertisement – 2:25 1:42 Highlights of the European Championship Qualifying Path C play-off final between Serbia and Scotland Scotland boss Steve Clarke will make changes for Sunday’s Nations League clash with Slovakia, but their Euro 2020 celebrations will have no bearing on his selection. The squad enjoyed their achievement together after beating Serbia on penalties in Thursday’s play-off.- Advertisement – Highlights of the European Championship Qualifying Path B play-off final between Northern Ireland and Slovakia preview imagelast_img read more

Homebuyers who can’t find their dream property have taken matters into their own hands with a surge in renovations

first_imgNiki Dart and son Jack are getting ready for renovations to their home. Picture: Annette DewHOMEBUYERS who can’t find their dream property have taken matters into their own hands with new figures revealing a surge in renovations.A new survey has found 76 per cent of Queensland homeowners have renovated or are planning to renovate – up from 61 per cent in 2015.The survey by Westpac revealed nationally there had been a 21 per cent increase since 2015 in those who had renovated, were renovating or were planning to renovate. Westpac home ownership spokesman Andy Wright said it was one of the real trends which stood out in the latest Westpac Home Ownership Report.“We’ve always had this love affair with renovating – we’re seeing that in popular shows like The Block. We love the trip to Bunnings on the weekend to grab a sausage sandwich and pick up some stuff to do our DIY jobs.’’Niki Dart and her husband Steve are among those about to take the renovation plunge at their Pacific Pines home.They bought the home in 2004, but it was after the arrival of their son Jack six years ago, that they started to think they may need something different.In the past 12 months they started to look around at what was available and found existing homes either didn’t quite meet their needs or where too expensive.More from newsNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Parks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus19 hours ago“We couldn’t find exactly what would suit us, a nice home in a good location, without at least doubling our mortgage,’’ she said.“This home itself is still a great home it just needs to be tweaked to our needs now we are a family.’’The process is now underway with a visit from an architect this week to help them map out their plans.Mrs Dart hopes they will have all of the work completed by the end of this year. They plan to work on the main bedroom, backyard and outdoor entertainment area, bathrooms, kitchen, flooring, and turn their garage into an ensuite.Mr Wright said the cost of buying a new home, in particular stamp duty, was having an impact on home buyers deciding to renovate instead.“It’s the millennial homeowners who are most likely to be on this renovating journey. They’re in a really busy stage of their lives, and (renovating) is taking away the stress of having to move and allowing them to nest in a place of their own,’’ he said.“The importance of a safe environment to bring up kids is a really important part of the psyche of Australians. There’s also a good cohort of retirees choosing to renovate and make their house ready for the next wave of family to come through, rather than sell and downgrade.”A third of homeowners approaching retirement were prioritising renovating ahead of 13 per cent opting to sell, Mr Wright said.last_img read more