Written by November 8, 2019 /Sports News – Local Utah Men’s Basketball Hosts Mississippi Valley State Friday FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY-Friday, Utah men’s basketball, after besting Nevada 79-73 Tuesday at Reno, Nev., welcomes the Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils for their home opener at the Huntsman Center.The 1-0 Utes are 95-16 (.856) all-time in home openers and 18-3 (.857) when these home openers are not season openers as is the case this season.Utah is 43-7 (.860) all-time in season openers at the Huntsman Center.In the win over the Wolf Pack Tuesday, sophomore forward Timmy Allen (23 points, 11 rebounds, 8-16 shooting) led the charge while the Utes were +19 (51-32) on the glass in the win. This currently ties the Utes for 32nd nationally in rebound margin with Delaware, Indiana and defending national champion Virginia.Utah head coach Larry Krystkowiak is currently 198-131 (.602) all-time as a collegiate head coach and was 3-1 all-time in NBA games against Delta Devils head coach Lindsey Hunter as they played against each other with various teams.Mississippi Valley State is 0-1 on the season after falling 110-74 to Iowa State Tuesday.The Delta Devils were led by senior guard Michael Green (22 points, 8 assists, 10-19 shooting, 1-1 on 3-pointers) against the Cyclones.The Utes are 2-0 all-time against Mississippi Valley State and Krystkowiak is 3-0 all-time against the Delta Devils dating back to his days as the head coach at Montana. Tags: Iowa State/Larry Krystkowiak/Michael Green/Mississippi Valley State/Montana Grizzlies/Nevada/Timmy Allen/Utah Men’s Basketball Brad James
View post tag: middle east RFA Fort Austin Takes Part in Persian Gulf Drills A Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship has been at the heart of a major exercise to safeguard oil platforms and harbours in the Persian Gulf.RFA Fort Austin was used as a stand in oil platform during a recent International Maritime Infrastructure Protection Exercise which tested the skills of navies and coastguards from Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the UAE, as well as the US, France and the UK.Using RFA Fort Austin as an oil platform, the remainder of the ships split into two groups, with one responsible for 360 degree protection of the ‘critical infrastructure’ from simulated aggressive attacks by the other group of ships.The protection operations provided a chance to coordinate tactics between the various nations and test communications protocols.The exercise was hosted by Combined Task Group 152 (CTF-152), part of the 30 nation Combined Maritime Forces (CMF), which conducts maritime security operations in the Gulf.Headquartered in Bahrain, CTF-152 sent liaison officers to sea in RFA Fort Austin, providing direction and guidance to the various ships in the task group.Captain Suliman Al-Enazi, Commander of CTF-152, said:The skills necessary to effectively protect maritime infrastructure are vital to regional navies. 2015’s maritime infrastructure protection exercise was a great success and I look forward to doing it again next year.Following successful completion of the exercise, representatives from the various nations came together onboard the 23,000 tonne Stores ship, RFA Fort Austin for a discussion of lessons learned for the future.[mappress mapid=”14976″]Image: Royal Navy Share this article View post tag: Drills January 28, 2015 View post tag: Naval Back to overview,Home naval-today RFA Fort Austin Takes Part in Persian Gulf Drills View post tag: Navy View post tag: RFA Fort Austin View post tag: Persian Gulf Authorities View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Takes Part
New 0 – 0 WadhamWith New College among the favourites, to take this year’s title and Wadham newly promoted, one could be mistaken for thinking the only thing close between the two, is the short walk down Hollywell Street.But for New, without a single training session under their polyester drawstrings, what should have been a walk in the park, turned to war of attrition, where second touches were a luxury. They appeared ring rusty and struggled to gel, resorting to route one from the kick off.This tactic gave New the upper hand in the opening exchanges, with Wadham initially trying to pass the ball around on the deck, but they soon switched to clearing their lines by hoofing it long before the home side fashioned the first chances of the match. A shot by New’s left winger, James Sutton, was deflected behind for a corner, which resulted in a header going wide at the back post.But as Wadham worked their way into the match, it became an intense and scrappy affair, with tackles flying in from all angles, players from both sides being afforded little time on the ball and no one managing to string three or four passes together. Both sides traded speculative pot shots at goal, but still the ‘keepers were seldom tested. At times they made work for themselves, a poor goal kick from New stopper Sam Evans falling straight to a Wadham attacker who beat the ‘keeper, but also the far post.Set pieces appeared to be the best chance of troubling the score, with both sides creating a reasonable amount of havoc in the opposing penalty boxes. New threatened to break the deadlock, and would have done if it wasn’t for two woeful misses towards the end of the first half. The first of which came when captain Robin Cantwell managed to miss from eight yards out and the second, as another Sutton cross from the left flank created more problems for the Wadham defence, led to the unmarked attacker’s shot somehow missing the far post.Any hopes that the second half would be an improvement were soon dispelled as both sides appeared to play for territory, with defences consistently opting to kick and chase and the increasingly weary forwards bearing the brunt of the work. And it was this tactic which appeared to end any chance of one side leaving with all three points, both sets of attackers gave up on chasing lost causes, and relieving defenders of any extra pressure.Both sides did, however, have late chances to snatch the win. With Mazdak Sani latching on a through ball he beat the defender for pace, but could only find the side netting. Then New started to push Wadham back in their own half, and created the best chance of the game, where another cross from the left came in and the otherwise excellent, Tommy Stadlen, couldn’t beat the Wadham No.1 from six yards.Both sides will have thought they could have snatched the maximum, but a draw was the deserved result, with neither side doing enough in front of goal, and all twenty two players showing their lack of match practice after the summer break, and the fortunes of these two teams and their spectators, that had better be true.
Organisers plan to double the £11,000 raised for charity last year, as Scotch Pie Week returns for its second time in November.During the week, which runs from 24 November to 1 December, Scottish bakers and butchers raise cash for the Scottish Society for Autism by selling branded wristbands or donating a percentage of their Scotch pie sales.The charity week was based on the example of National Doughnut Week which raises thousands of pounds a year for charity The Children’s Trust through doughnut sales at more than 1,000 UK bakery outlets.By registering for Scotch Pie Week, sponsored by ADM Milling, bakers get a promotional pack that includes a collection box.Scotch Pie Week, launched last year, runs alongside the Scotch Pie Club’s World Championship, held on the Scottish national feast day, St Andrew’s Day, 30 November.This Championship is open to the 130 members of the Scotch Pie Club, administered by the Scottish Association of Master Bakers.Scotch Pie Club founder Alan Stuart said: “The Scotch Pie Club Championship was launched at the height of BSE, and we couldn’t have imagined it doing so well.”A speciality north of the border, the Scotch pie is baked in a circular tin with the top crust placed about 1cm lower than the rim.The filling is minced mutton, often highly spiced with pepper and other ingredients.For details of both Scotch Pie events, e-mail [email protected]
Farmhouse Fare has won the competition to find a budding artist in the baking industry to create the Bakers’ Benevolent Society’s charity Christmas card.The competition, organised by California Raisins, asked entrants to design a card that incorporated a traditional baking theme. Pudding firm Farmhouse Fare was selected as the winner, producing a series of photographs showing a child stirring a Christmas pudding.The Bakers’ Benevolent Society assists those who have worked within the baking industry or its allied traders and are now retired, as well as their dependents.If you would like to place an order for your Christmas cards, contact the Bakers’ Benevolent Society on 01992 575951 or e-mail: [email protected]
Richard Hamilton of Hamilton BIG, a creative retail and brand consultancy, considers whether going solo is worth it in shop-fit project managementProject management, in all honesty, is a thankless task. It really does take a special breed of person to want to run a job, whether their own or on behalf of a client, sitting between a rock and a very dull place namely, accounts.If you’re trying to save money on project management bills by doing it yourself, then you must have an incredibly reliable shopfitter who will listen to what you’re telling him and deal with the pitfalls before they even arise. Experience for many will show through greying tufted hair, as ensuring that materials turn up on time from different suppliers, hitting the right dates to tie in with an overall programme and sticking within budget is an exceedingly difficult task. If it’s your own business, then there may be greater financial benefit to this, but there are many project management companies who run jobs for a percentage of the overall build cost, which is the standard structure and this, of course, can always be negotiated.What a project manager should also do is manage the legal process between shopfitter and client. A JCT contract is regularly used as part of the process; it’s straightforward and is the simplest binding contract that deals with most build projects and covers real world budgets.The purpose of the JCT over a gentleman’s agreement is to protect clients from very ungentlemanly behaviour, which happens far too often, so if you have a good trustworthy shopfitter, hold on to them, as they’ll save you money by being reliable and hitting the programme, getting customers through the door and hitting your budget. On the flip side, if you’re a good shopfitter and have a bad client, get rid, as nothing is worth the hassle of bickering over every penny and your reputation and recommendation will be promotion enough.So in this case I can only recommend you not to cut out the middle man and resort to DIY. If you can afford it, a good project manager is invaluable and will save you more than just time and money in the long run they will save your [email protected] Next month: how hard to crack the whip and efficiencies in the shopfitting process.
We’ll be back with a full Friday recap, as the party continues on the grounds of LOCKN’ with sets from Widespread Panic, John Fogerty, John Butler Trio, Greensky Bluegrass, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, and of course Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, later today. For a complete schedule, head to the festival website.For fans who can not attend the festival, a free LOCKN’ stream is available, courtesy of Ben & Jerry’s, Airstream, and YouTube, in conjunction with Relix and Headcount. Viewers are encouraged to make a donation, with proceeds going to the Heal Charlottesville Fund. Funds raised will go towards assisting local residents seeking trauma counseling, supporting victims involved in the car attack who need help with their medical expenses, and towards helping law enforcement to prevent future attacks. Click here for more information regarding donations, as well as how to link up to the live stream.Setlist: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead | LOCKN’ | Arrington, VA | 8/25/17Shakedown Street, Gonesville, Uncle John’s Band, The Other One, Little Red Rooster (Howlin’ Wolf)#*, Terrapin Station, Truckin’, Cassidy, Help on the Way, Been Caught Stealing (Jane’s Addiction)#^, Brown-Eyed Women^E: Brokedown Palace*^#FTP by JRAD*w/ Nicole Atkins^w/ Jim James[cover photo by @jdcohenphoto on IG] Anything is possible at LOCKN’. With promoter Peter Shapiro behind the Arrington, Virginia festival, the man who reunited the surviving members of the Grateful Dead with Trey Anastasio for the 50th anniversary Fare Thee Well shows can make any assortment of dreams come true. During the late hours of Friday night, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead took the Relix Stage for their first of two late-night sets this weekend. Continuously straying away from a “traditional” set, the Grateful Dead-inspired quintet–Joe Russo, Scott Metzger, Marco Benevento, Tom Hamilton, and Dave Dreiwitz–delivered a stellar showcase packed with curveball surprises.LOCKN’ Opens With Charlottesville Remembrance, Double Stacked Sets by Umphrey’s and String CheeseIn addition to the Grateful Dead reliables, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead debuted a cover of “Little Red Rooster” by Howlin’ Wolf, welcoming vocalist Nicole Atkins to the stage as the first guest of the evening. Jim James, frontman of My Morning Jacket who performed a solo set earlier in the evening, joined the stage for a shocking debut cover of “Been Caught Stealing” by Jane’s Addiction toward the end of the set. My Morning Jacket delivered one of the most memorable performances at the 2016 LOCKN’, so it’s no wonder the festival tapped James to return for a second year. James stuck around to help close the set with “Brown Eyed Women” before returning to the stage with Nicole Atkins for an emotionally-charged “Brokedown Palace” encore, blowing the minds of all in attendance in arguably the most exciting collaboration of all LOCKN’s time.Thanks to fan-shot video from rdeal1999, you can watch the Jane’s Addiction cover with Jim James below:Check out the following Instagram snippet from @whitneywangs of Friday night’s radness:
The Moreau Art Galleries of Saint Mary’s launched a new exhibit Wednesday featuring four distinct art pieces by collaborating artists Ryan Griffis and Sarah Ross.The art pieces are inspired by globalization and industrialization of rural towns, Griffis said.Ross and Griffis agreed the exhibit takes a “poetic” angle on metropolitan, cosmopolitan, urban landscapes.The largest installation, “Global Cities, Model Worlds” is located in Little Theater and Sister Rosaire Gallery. Ross said the multidimensional and interactive piece focuses on “the spatial and social impacts of mega-events, specifically Olympic games.”Three videos that make up “From the Bottomlands to the World (an excerpt)” play on a loop in Hammes Gallery: “Granular Space” (2012), “Submerging Land” (2012) and “Moving Flesh” (2014).“The artists write that the host cities of these international spectacles seek to transform themselves into ‘global cities’ through planning, architecture and ideology,” Tiffany Johnson Bidler, the director of the galleries, said. “Locally, these events pave the way for redevelopment projects that can create new public resources such as parks, stadiums or transportation infrastructure but often result in significant displacement of residents or industry, reinforcing existing inequalities.”According to Ross’s website, the video trilogy is an experimental take on a rural Midwestern town of 6,000 people, “a place of global exchange and international mobility.”Small Midwestern cities are a hub for industries hoping to avoid urban regulations and immigrants seeking employment, Ross said.This exchange is evident in Beardstown, Ill. The city’s major industry, a slaughterhouse, hired migrants from Mexico before turning to immigrants from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Togo, Senegal, Puerto Rico and other Caribbean locales for new workers, Ross said.The exhibition is a result of time and effort on the parts of Griffis and Ross, Johnson Bidler said.“The artists installed their own show for the most part in this case, and it took them two days,” Johnson Bidler said. “They drove in from Chicago. The gallery assistants and I were responsible for wall text, labels and promotion of the event.”This exhibition is free and available to the public until Oct. 31.Tags: globalization, industrialization, Moreau Art Galleries
In a lecture Monday titled “The Atomic Monstrosity from ‘Gojira’ (1954) to ‘Godzilla’ (2014)”, Professor Yuki Miyamoto of DePaul University said the issue of nuclear weapons is largely misrepresented and trivialized in the media.“The popular media also contributes … to our deviation, or our not looking … into this issue,” she said.Miyamoto said the media misrepresents nuclear warfare through two channels — the feminization and trivialization of the atomic bombs.Miyamoto said the media has focused largely on images of women in photographs, songs or television shows, in relation to the atomic bombs. She said the popular image of the smiling Hiroshima maidens brought to the U.S. for plastic surgery “contributes to feminization of the bomb itself.”“It’s horrible, it’s dangerous, but it’s fixable,” Miyamoto said.Miyamoto specifically focused on the ‘Gojira’ films, or the 28 Japanese adaptations of ‘Godzilla.’ She said the films embody the media’s misrepresentation of nuclear weapons.Miyamoto said the films attach an image of fantastical monstrosity to the popular understanding of nuclear weapons, which reveals a deep-rooted fear of nuclear weapons.“What fascinates about Godzilla seems to be this ambiguity: Godzilla is … Hibakusha, the victim, but also victimizer, destroying Tokyo,” Miyamoto said. “It’s the metaphor of Japan, but at the same time it’s the metaphor of the United States.”Miyamoto said the public must be responsible for challenging the national narratives that portray the aftermath of use of nuclear weapons as primarily a “Japanese experience” or atomic bombs as saviors which provided a swift end to the war.Miyamoto said general knowledge of nuclear weapons would help disband misconceptions construed by the media. She said the U.S. possesses 7,300 of the 16,300 nuclear bombs in existence today and the country has conducted far more nuclear tests than any of the other seven countries who have done nuclear weapon testing.“This should be relevant to our daily lives, but somehow we don’t know for sure,” Miyamoto said.Tags: Godzilla, lecture, nuclear weapons
View Comments Could Playboy bunnies soon be heading to the Great White Way?! A musical based on the life of Hugh Hefner is in development. According to a casting notice, Hef will be workshopped this August, with industry performances taking place August 28 through August 30.Directed and choreographed by Bethany Christine Elkin, the show will feature music and lyrics by Justin S. Fischer and book by Elkin and Jaime Donegan.Elkin told Broadway.com: “the show is set in Chicago, in the 1950s to 1970s…It focuses on the creation of Playboy and also the life of Hugh Hefner and his secretary Bobbie Arnstein.”The first issue of the infamous magazine was published in December 1953, with Marilyn Monroe on the cover. Arnstein took her own life in 1975; the FBI had been pressuring her to finger Hefner for drug offenses, an allegation that was never proved.No word yet on casting, but we’re obviously already dreaming of how various of our Broadway faves would look donning a silk dressing gown.