Prep Sports Roundup: 2/28

first_img1-A Girls Quarterfinals @ SVC FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail1-A Boys Quarterfinals @ SVC February 28, 2019 /Sports News – Local Prep Sports Roundup: 2/28 RICHFIELD, Utah-Madysen Griffiths netted 18 points and the Milford Tigers routed Manila 61-32 Thursday in the 1-A state girls consolation bracket at Richfield High School. Aspen Collett posted 20 points for the Mustangs in the loss. Milford next faces Tabiona Friday at 10:00 am at Richfield High School in the consolation bracket. Tags: Anna Wilde/Erianne Cly/Jordyn Kennedy/Monument Valley/Piute/Rich Rebels/Sevier Valley Center/Vanessa Delgado RICHFIELD, Utah-Wyatt Van Orden netted 13 points and the Wayne Badgers smacked Whitehorse 55-44 Thursday at Richfield High School in the 1-A boys consolation bracket. Wayne next plays at 1:00 pm Friday in the consolation bracket at Richfield High School against Piute. RICHFIELD, Utah-Zach Sherwood led the way with 16 points and the Milford Tigers humbled Diamond Ranch 44-30, ending the Diamondbacks’ season, Thursday in the 1-A boys consolation bracket at Richfield High School. Davis Harrison had 11 points in the loss for the Diamondbacks. Milford next plays Water Canyon Friday at 2:30 pm in the consolation bracket at Richfield High School. 1-A Girls Consolation Bracket @ Richfield H.S. RICHFIELD, Utah-Acey Orton posted 23 points on 10-14 shooting as the Panguitch Bobcats waxed Monticello 57-44 Thursday in the 1-A state boys quarterfinals at the Sevier Valley Center. Kanyon Lamb had 18 points on 6 of 8 shooting as well for the Bobcats, who will next play in the 8:30 pm semifinal against Bryce Valley. Lucas Hatch had 19 points in the loss for the Buckaroos. RICHFIELD, Utah-Saige Cox led the way with 13 points and the Valley Buffaloes pounded Tintic 55-33 in the 1-A state girls consolation bracket at Richfield High School Thursday. Lily Wall had 13 points in the loss for the Miners. Valley next plays Monticello at 11:30 am Friday in the consolation bracket at Richfield High School.center_img Written by RICHFIELD, Utah-Jordyn Kennedy amassed 18 points on 7-9 shooting as the Piute Thunderbirds overpowered Monument Valley 64-54, upsetting the Cougars in the 1-A state girls quarterfinals at the Sevier Valley Center Thursday. Anna Wilde added 12 points and 7 rebounds and Vanessa Delgado netted 12 points and 6 rebounds on 5-7 shooting for the Thunderbirds, who next play Rich Friday at 5:30 pm in the state semifinals. Piute shot a torrid 57.1 percent for the game from the field. Erianne Cly had a game-high 25 points in the loss for the Cougars. RICHFIELD, Utah-Brittney Henrie led the way with 19 points on 7 of 12 shooting and the Panguitch Bobcats routed Wayne 60-33 Thursday in the 1-A state quarterfinals at the Sevier Valley Center. Brynnli Nelson had 14 points in the loss for the Badgers. RICHFIELD, Utah-Treyton Tebbs amassed 30 points and 7 rebounds on 10-15 shooting as the Bryce Valley Mustangs overpowered Manila 59-48 Thursday in the 1-A state boys quarterfinals at the Sevier Valley Center. Treyson Roberts added 16 points and 9 rebounds on 6-7 shooting for the Mustangs. Tanner Anderson had 16 points and 8 rebounds in the loss for Manila. RICHFIELD, Utah-Daan Filfred’s 14 points and 13 rebounds led the Whitehorse Raiders to a 39-33 win over the Bryce Valley Mustangs Thursday in the 1-A state quarterfinals at the Sevier Valley Center. Brooklyn Syrett had 12 points and 6 rebounds in the loss for the Mustangs. Bryce Valley next plays Wayne in the second day loss bracket at 10:00 am Friday at the Sevier Valley Center. 1-A Boys Consolation Bracket @ Richfield H.S. RICHFIELD, Utah-Wyatt Fabrizio posted 17 points and the Tabiona Tigers upset Valley 47-40 Thursday in the 1-A state quarterfinals at the Sevier Valley Center. Gavin Hoyt had 10 points in defeat for the Buffaloes. The Tigers shot 87.1 percent (27-31) at the foul line to pull out the victory. Tabiona next plays in the 7:00 pm semifinal Friday at the Sevier Valley Center. Brad Jameslast_img read more

Jay-Z teaming up with the NFL for music, social justice partnership

first_img Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailGearstd/iStock(NEW YORK) — Rap artist Jay-Z is teaming up with the NFL for a new partnership focusing on music and social justice, following the controversy the league faced over its handling of players kneeling to protest police brutality.Jay-Z will become the National Football League’s “live music entertainment strategist,” a role the NFL says will enhance the live game experience and amplify its social justice efforts.The rapper called the partnership “an opportunity to strengthen the fabric of communities across America.”“With its global reach, the National Football League has the platform and opportunity to inspire change across the country,” Jay-Z, whose birth name is Shawn Carter, said in a statement.Jay-Z and Roger Goodell, the commissioner of the NFL, will speak about the deal in a press conference Wednesday afternoon.The partnership with Roc Nation, Jay-Z’s entertainment company, comes after the league faced a wave of player protests and heavy scrutiny — including from the rapper — over how it dealt with the protests.Beginning in 2016, some football players took a knee during the playing of the national anthem at games to protest police brutality against people of color. Colin Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback believed to be the leader of the protest movement, has not been with an NFL team since end of the 2016 season.The NFL later issued a new national anthem policy in which players were allowed to stay in the locker room for the national anthem if they did not want to stand, but those on the field were expected to stand.Jay-Z spoke out in favor of Kaepernick’s protests and, at one point, even seemed to take aim at the league.“Would you rather be playing football, getting your head dinged in, or would you rather be an iconic figure for the rest of your life?” he told CNN’s Van Jones in January 2018, speaking about Kaepernick.Months later, Jay-Z released a song with Beyoncé in which he appeared to criticize the NFL.“I said no to the Super Bowl, you need me, I don’t need you,” he rapped on Ape—-. “Every night we in the end zone, tell the NFL we in stadiums, too.”Jay-Z appears to change his tune with the new partnership, which will be a multiyear deal.A major component of the partnership will be to work with the NFL’s Inspire Change initiative, which launched in early 2019 and focuses on education and economic advancement; police and community relations; and criminal justice reform.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. August 14, 2019 /Sports News – National Jay-Z teaming up with the NFL for music, social justice partnershipcenter_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

Walkers Bakers and Chocolatiers completes £150k expansion

first_imgYorkshire-based Walkers Bakers and Chocolatiers has completed a £150,000 expansion and refurbishment at its Skipton premises.The ground floor bakery shop has been upgraded and now includes a small café area for up to 15 people, while the main first floor air-conditioned café has been completely transformed with new fixed seating and individual booths catering for up to 40 people.In addition, a former storage cellar has now been opened up to provide a brand-new chocolate retail shop, with newly created direct access from the bakery.Walkers also has an established bakery shop in nearby Grassington, though it closed its former chocolate shop in Newmarket Street, Skipton, in May. The business now employs a 24-strong workforce.Modern feelCommenting on the expansion at Skipton, founder Rob Walker, said: “While we will always remain a traditional family-run business, we wanted to add a more contemporary and modern feel to the operation – in effect, creating the best of both worlds.”In a bid to encourage people to call in and have a look at the new set-up, from Monday next week (Nov 17th) and throughout the whole week, Walkers will be running some special one-off offers on chocolates.last_img read more

Howlin Rain Announces New Live Album Series, 2019 Summer Tour Dates

first_imgOakland-based psychedelic rockers Howlin Rain has announced a new live album series, Under The Wheels, which will include multi-track live recordings from the band’s live shows. The series’ debut installment, Under the Wheels: Live From The Coasts (Volume 1), is set to arrive on August 30th via Howlin Rain founding member Ethan Miller’s Silver Current Records.Under the Wheels: Live From The Coasts (Volume 1) encompasses the band’s personal favorite live cuts from nationwide performances in 2018 and 2019. The second installment of the series, Live From The Coasts (Volume 2), is set for release in fall 2019. Under the Wheels: Live From The Coasts (Volume 1) will include a 10 minute-plus instrumental rendition of “To the Wind”, “Death Prayer in Heaven’s Orchard” off of the band’s debut album, the rarely performed “Goodbye Ruby”, and ‘”Missouri”, and “Coming Down” off of the band’s 2018 The Alligator Bride release.Howlin Rain’s Ethan Miller shared his thoughts on the new project via press release. He explained,No matter how accomplished a studio album a band makes there is still something even more elevated and relatable about a live performance captured well. The audience and musicians engaged in an ecstatic, emotional dance together, the sound of light-speed group creativity under heavy pressure, feats of improvised melody and feel beyond expectation and of course the raw edges, rough corners and deeply human sound of artists completely exposed in the high temp firing and fusing of their hopes, risks, vulnerabilities and ultimately triumphs of imperfection and musical joyrides beyond conscious imagination. That’s my favorite place for Howlin Rain to be and my intention with the live series is to open a spigot between the fans and these captured live adventures and to leave it open as an ongoing conversation about our spiritual dance together.Fans can listen to Howlin Rain’s live take on “Goodbye Ruby” below:Howlin Rain – “Goodbye Ruby”Along with the new live album series, Howlin Rain has announced a nationwide 15-date tour throughout August and September, which includes a performance with Ryley Walker at New York City’s Brooklyn Bowl (8/7); a headlining show at Los Angeles’ Moroccan Lounge (8/28); and a two-night run at Pioneertown, CA’s Pappy & Harriet’s (8/30 & 8/31).See below for a full list of Howlin Rain’s newly added tour dates. For ticketing and more information, head to the band’s website.Howlin Rain 2019 Tour Dates:8/6 – Port Chester, NY – Garcia’s at The Cap *8/7 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bowl ^8/8 – Boston, MA – Once Ballroom *8/9 – Camden, CT – Space Ballroom *8/10 – Pine Plains, NY – Huichica East8/11 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brendas *8/27 – San Diego, CA – Casbah8/28 – Los Angeles, CA – Moroccan Lounge8/29 – Costa Mesa, CA – The Wayfarer8/30 – Pioneertown, CA – Pappy & Harriet’s8/31 – Pioneertown, CA – Pappy & Harriet’s9/5 – Felton, CA – Felton Music Hall9/6 – San Francisco, CA – The Chapel9/7 – Reno, NV – Reno as F*ck9/12 – Chico, CA – Argus Bar* w/ Garcia Peoples^ w/ Ryley WalkerView Tour Dateslast_img read more

Being Deliberate with PowerEdge and AMD’s New High-Frequency CPUs

first_imgWhen we designed this generation of Dell EMC PowerEdge with 2nd Gen AMD EPYC, we made sure that our servers would be able to use the full performance of the EPYC processors. We wanted our customers to feel comfortable handling any workload. This involved creating a server that can handle high throughput, faster I/O, and versatile memory configurations. Our customers deserve the flexibility to decide their data center needs, including workloads that require high-frequency processors.We are excited to offer all three of AMD’s new high-frequency (HF) CPUs in each of the PowerEdge with 2nd Gen AMD EPYC platforms (R6515, R7515, R6525, R7525, and C6525). Putting the new AMD HF CPUs into the PowerEdge platforms empowers relational databases, HPC, and virtualization workloads, while keeping your critical business systems[1] up and running. PowerEdge with the new AMD HF chips are designed to handle workloads that require high throughput on a single thread.These chips enable the performance of our servers particularly in database, hyper-converged infrastructure, and HPC. The R6525 holds a world record 2P Four-Node Benchmark Result on VMmark® 3.1 with VMware vSAN®. This world record equates to 47.4 percent higher VMmark 3.1 vSAN score. [2]Even though these are specialized chips, we designed our servers to handle the full capabilities that AMD brings to the table. The chips require large L3 cache, high I/O and memory to run at maximum effectiveness. That is why PowerEdge’s flexible configurations with the options for direct connect NVMe and PCIe are a great match for handling any new virtualization and HCI requirements. With higher clock speed and fewer cores think high-frequency trading, custom single thread applications, and database workloads. Database applications especially benefit with the proper balance of cores and performance, lowering licensing costs on core counts.Dell is also running a special promotion. When customers select PowerEdge servers with 2nd generation AMD EPYC processors the second half of their licenses are free. Windows Server 2019 OEM licensing costs are free beyond the first 32 cores for 1-socket servers and the first 64 cores for 2-socket servers. If you’re interested in learning more, please contact your sales representative or visit this link to explore Dell EMC’s data center solutions for Microsoft.There is always the option to optimize your workloads and servers to run a more efficient data center, and these high-frequency, low core systems provide a unique configuration to help balance your data center costs. We are hearing many stories about customers implementing the first wave of PowerEdge with AMD in their data center. These new servers will help run your single-thread workloads effectively and move with new technology development.The addition of these new AMD HF chips into the PowerEdge portfolio will help you stay lean and efficient and enable changes in your digital operating model.[1] Critical business system – IT operations that keep your company running as well as your competitive advantage[2] Based on Dell EMC analysis. Results achieved comparing Dell EMC PowerEdge R6525 published VMmark 3.1 benchmark performance score against the second highest available score for 4-node 2-socket systems with VMware vSAN storage on April 14, 2020. For benchmark results click here.last_img read more

Seneca Allegany Casino Hit With Layoffs

first_imgPixabay Stock Image.SALAMANCA — Employees at the Salamanca Allegany Casino and Resort have been laid off as part of a system-wide layoff by the Seneca Gaming Corporation.A casino spokesman declined to breakdown the action by casino or to elaborate beyond a previously released corporate statement.The most recent jobs loss, 300 employees across the casinos in Salamanca, Buffalo and Niagara Falls, is in addition to 150 layoffs in August.Corporation officials are blaming the COVID-19 pandemic for lower attendance at the three casinos, meaning a sharp loss in revenue. Officials said they will work with the furloughed employees to try to place some in other positions across the company.In 2008, the corporation laid off 210 employees across all three casinos. In addition, the company froze the salaries of employees making $70,000 a year or more, suspended year-end bonuses and cut senior managers’ pay by as much as 15 percent. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Rand Paul backs effort to bring banking to legal marijuana businesses

first_imgby: Meena ThiruvengadamLess than a month after holding a fundraiser on the sidelines of a Colorado marijuana conference, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., is joining the fight to give America’s growing legal marijuana industry access to banking services.Paul, the first major-party presidential candidate to publicly seek support from legal marijuana industry, is among the bipartisan co-sponsors of the Marijuana Businesses Access to Banking Act of 2015, introduced Thursday in the Senate.Similar legislation has already been re-introduced in the House after a previous effort to ease access to banking for marijuana companies failed. The Senate bill would prohibit banking regulators from penalizing or discouraging banks from providing financial services to marijuana businesses operating in areas of the U.S. where marijuana has been legalized. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Update: Community helping family after devastating fire

first_imgThe crews that responded include Endwell, West Endicott, Vestal, and West Corners Fire Departments as well as Broome County Emergency services and NYSEG. They also say that everyone got out safely and there were no injuries. According to the West Corners fire department, they say the fire took 10 minutes to put out. To donate to the GoFund Me page, you can click here. The page also says that the homeowners are the Rusnak’s which are the owners of the Brody’s pizza place in Union Center. According to the GoFund Me page, it says that the fire was started by an electrical box in the garage and caused severe damage to the home. It is unclear at this time whether or not anyone is injured or what started the fire. They were planning on reopening this week, but after the fire, they are no longer able to do that. A 12 News crew is on the way to the scene. ——————————————————————————————————————– center_img ——————————————————————————————————————– It’s happening at 1456 Sandra Drive in the village. ENDICOTT (WBNG) – A GoFund Me page has now been set up to help a family recover after a fire destroyed their home Monday night. ENDICOTT (WBNG)- Emergency crews are responding to a house fire in Endicott. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. ENDICOTT (WBNG) 12:55 a.m. UPDATE: A 12 News crew on the scene says the house is severely damaged as well as the garage. It says that up until a few weeks ago, the family was providing meals to the community during the pandemic, but because of health issues they had to close the restaurant for a few weeks. Stay with 12 News for further updates.last_img read more

Regeneron begins human testing of COVID-19 antibody cocktail

first_imgTopics : The dual antibody, called REGN-COV2, is being compared to a placebo treatment in hospitalized COVID-19 patients, and in COVID-19 patients who have symptoms but are not sick enough to be hospitalized. Regeneron also plans to study REGN-COV2 for preventing the infection in people at high-risk of exposure – such as healthcare workers – and in uninfected people with close exposure to someone who has tested positive for the virus.Antibodies are proteins made by the body’s immune system that recognize, bind and neutralize an invading virus. Regeneron’s cocktail – which contains an antibody made by the company and a second isolated from humans who recovered from COVID-19 – is designed so that its two antibodies bind to the coronavirus’ spike protein, limiting the ability of viruses to escape.Trial patients will be given a single intravenous infusion of REGN-COV2. In the prevention segments of the study, participants will be given smaller subcutaneous doses, Yancopoulus said. Investigators will be measuring patients’ viral loads and keeping track of symptoms.Regeneron said its treatment could be useful even if a COVID-19 vaccine is developed since the elderly and people with compromised immune systems often do not respond well to vaccines.Yancopoulos said, even though Regeneron does not yet have proof that REGN-COV2 is effective, the company has cleared the way for production of the antibody compound at its New York manufacturing facility. Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc on Thursday said it has begun human testing of its experimental antibody cocktail as a treatment for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.The trial has an “adaptive” design and could quickly move from dozens of patients to eventually include thousands, Chief Scientific Officer George Yancopoulos told Reuters.”If it goes perfectly well, within a week or two we will move to the second phase. Within a month or so of that we will have clear data that this is or isn’t working. By the end of summer, we could have sufficient data for broad utilization.”last_img read more

Philips scheme cuts government bonds to benefit from rising rates

first_imgIn the adjusted portfolio all countries have an equal weighting in principle, according a spokeswoman for the pension fund. Previously, the fixed income holdings largely comprised German and French government paper. Source: Source: ECBThe ECB has indicated that it may raise interest rates next yearAt the start of 2017, the scheme’s actual holding of euro-denominated government bonds was 32%, with worldwide government paper totalling 4%.At year-end, the combined government bonds allocation had been reduced to 29.5%.The Philips scheme attributed its overall return of 5.8% largely to the 9.9% gain on its equity holdings as well as the result of its currency hedge.Thanks to the depreciation of the main currencies relative to the euro, the currency hedge contributed no less than 3.8 percentage points to the scheme’s total profits.In contrast, the pension fund incurred a 0.7% loss on its 56% interest rate hedge.It reported losses across almost its entire 57.5% matching portfolio, citing higher interest rates as well as the appreciation of the euro as main causes.With a positive return of 1.7%, Dutch residential mortgages were the only exception.During the first six months, the Philips scheme lost 2.2% on its holdings of euro-denominated government bonds.Worldwide bonds and credit generated losses of 1.8% and 3.3%, respectively, while high yield credit (-3.9%) and emerging market debt (-0.6%) also produced negative results.Property holdings delivered 5.8%, according to the scheme. As the construction of a portfolio of direct non-listed property takes some time, Philips said it had temporarily invested in a combination of listed real estate and cash in order to get close to the desired property profile.Last year, it kept 7.2% of its assets in cash, invested in money market funds and loans with a very short duration. As the valuation of short-term interest rates is usually negative as a consequence of quantitative easing in the euro-zone, it made a 0.5% loss on cash, it said.Last April, the Philips Pensioenfonds granted its participants a 0.22% indexation based on a funding of 117.2% at year-end. As of April 2018, its coverage ratio stood at 119.4%.The pension fund reported asset management and transaction costs of 0.22% and 0.15%, respectively. It spent €100 per participant on administration costs. The €19.5bn Dutch pension fund of electronics giant Philips reduced its stake in government bonds from 40% to 30% in order to benefit from rising interest rates.In its annual report for 2017, it indicated that the strategic divestment came at the expense of euro-denominated government bonds.It reinvested the proceeds in equity (1%), property (2.5%) and cash (6.5%), asset classes less susceptible to rising interest rates.To increase diversity within its fixed income portfolio, the Philips scheme has also divested part of its remaining sovereign exposure away from euro-zone countries in favour of UK, US and Canadian government bonds.last_img read more