FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSACRAMENTO, Calif.-University of Utah senior All-American Grayson Murphy headlines the Utes’ women’s track and field team’s contingent to Sacramento State University this week for the NCAA West regionals. (Thursday-Saturday).Murphy, the star senior out of Salt Lake City, will be joined by fellow senior Jessica Sams, junior Caitlin Faust and sophomore Sarah Newton.Utes head coach Kyle Kepler says his hope is that he can get his kids to qualify for the NCAA Championship meet June 6-9 at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore.Murphy, a four-time All-American, will be competing in her best event, the 3000-meter steeplechase, as well as the 5000 and 10000-meter runs. She represents the Utes’ best chance to have a representation at Hayward Field.Murphy’s best time in the 3000-meter steeplechase this season is 9:51.36, which is the Pac-12’s best time of the season and fifth-best in the NCAA (which at the Division I level consists of 351 schools).With this time, Murphy also broke her own school record in the event. She will compete in the 3000-meter steeplechase Friday at roughly 10:00 pm MDT.Faust, a junior out of Stone Mountain, Ga. and Newton, a sophomore out of Holladay, Utah, will each be competing in the 800-meter run Thursday around 9:35 pm MDT. This duo continually rises up the Utes’ record books as Faust is currently the sixth-best 800-meter runner in school history and Newton is close behind in eighth-place all-time in school annals.Sams, an Ogden, Utah product, will compete in the 5000-meter run which occurs at roughly 9:45 pm MDT on Saturday.All athletes in these respective events at this regional who place in the top 12 will advance to Hayward Field. Tags: Caitlin Faust/Grayson Murphy/Jessica Sams/Kyle Kepler/Sarah Newton/Utah Women’s Track Written by May 22, 2018 /Sports News – Local Grayson Murphy Leads Utah Track & Field Into NCAA Regionals Brad James
Written by April 16, 2021 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 4/15/21 Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Thursday’s sports events:MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLAMERICAN LEAGUESeattle 4, Baltimore 2Minnesota 4, Boston 3Cleveland 4, Chi White Sox 2Seattle 2, Baltimore 1Texas 6, Tampa Bay 4Kansas City 7, Toronto 5Oakland 8, Detroit 4NATIONAL LEAGUEAtlanta 7, Miami 6San Diego 8, Pittsburgh 3Arizona 11, Washington 6LA Dodgers 7, Colorado 5Philadelphia at NY Mets (Postponed)NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONMilwaukee 120, Atlanta 109Golden State 119, Cleveland 101Boston 121, LA Lakers 113Phoenix 122, Sacramento 114NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUENY Rangers 4, New Jersey 0Winnipeg 5, Toronto 2Tampa Bay 3, Florida 2 (OT)Carolina 4, Nashville 1Buffalo 5, Washington 2Boston 4, NY Islanders 1Philadelphia 2, Pittsburgh 1 (SO)Detroit 4, Chicago 1Dallas 4 Columbus 1Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
Back to overview,Home naval-today USA: Corps to Join Navy in Buying F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Variant Designed for Aircraft Carriers View post tag: usa Equipment & technology View post tag: fighter Navy and Marine Corps leaders today signed an agreement by which the Corps will join the Navy in buying the F-35 joint strike fighter variant designed for aircraft carriers, service leaders announced today. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Gary Roughead, and Marine Corps Commandant Gen. James F. Amos signed a memorandum of agreement today on the purchase of F/A-18E/F and F-35B/C fighter jets they say will improve air capabilities for both services.Under the agreement, the two services will buy 680 F-35s. The Navy will buy 260 of the F-35C carrier variant, and the Marine Corps will buy 80 of the F-35Cs, along with 340 of the F-35Bs, a short-take off, vertical-landing variant. The Corps will assign five of its air squadrons to flying the F-35Cs in the Navy’s carrier air wing, the agreement says.Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates announced in January that he was placing the F-35B on the equivalent of two years probation due to testing problems with the STOVL aircraft.Today’s agreement demonstrates the commitment of Gates, Mabus and Roughead to the purchase of the F-35B, Thomas E. Laux, the Navy’s deputy assistant secretary for air programs, said during a press briefing. “These quantities match the fiscal 2012 budget request,” he said.The F-35Cs will be assigned to the Navy’s aircraft carriers, while the “B” variants are assigned to L-class ships, Laux said. “Our priority is to do testing of the F-35Cs on the carrier,” he said. “We will learn a lot about the F-35Bs on the L ships” to determine if the STOVLs may be used on carriers.The agreement reflects the “enduring partnership” of Navy and Marine Corps aviation, Laux said. Training for the aircraft will be “completely integrated,” and there will be only one pipeline, he said.The combination of F-35B and C variants, along with the F-18s, will improve the services’ advance air capabilities, service officials said.“Together, the Navy and Marine Corps are stronger than they are alone,” Laux said. “Together, we are more formidable than we are apart.”by Lisa Daniel(defense)[mappress]Source: defense , March 15, 2011; View post tag: Joint View post tag: Variant View post tag: Carriers View post tag: Corps View post tag: Designed USA: Corps to Join Navy in Buying F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Variant Designed for Aircraft Carriers March 15, 2011 View post tag: Navy View post tag: join View post tag: Strike View post tag: buying View post tag: F-35 View post tag: Naval View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Aircraft Share this article
Back to overview,Home naval-today Australia Committed to Timely Delivery of AWD Programme December 18, 2013 Authorities Australia Committed to Timely Delivery of AWD Programme Share this article “Since coming into Government, I have received detailed briefings from key stakeholders associated with the Air Warfare Destroyer program. There are clearly issues associated with this important program. This is part of the legacy of unresolved issues which we have inherited from Labor. Together with the Minister for Defence we are working to resolve these issues,” said Minister Cormann.“We are committed to establishing an independent review into the Air Warfare Destroyer program. We will provide further details of this review when we finalise the terms of reference in early 2014,” he added.The AWDs are being built for Australia’s specific defence needs and will provide a significant increase in Australia’s defence capabilities. Australia’s new Air Warfare Destroyers will be named HMAS Hobart, HMAS Brisbane and HMAS Sydney and they incorporate Aegis Weapon System in combination with the SM-2 missile, thus being able to provide an advanced air defence system capable of engaging enemy aircraft and missiles at ranges in excess of 150 kilometres.The AWDs will also carry a MH-60R Seahawk ‘Romeo’ naval combat helicopter for surveillance and response to support key warfare areas. The surface warfare function will include long range anti-ship missiles and a naval gun capable of firing extended range munitions in support of land forces. The AWDs will also be able to conduct Undersea Warfare and will be equipped with modern sonar systems, decoys and surface-launched torpedoes.Hull consolidation for the first of three Air Warfare Destroyers is nearing completion and the destroyer’s main radar tower was successfully lifted into position.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, December 18, 2013; Image: Australian MoD HOBART UNDER CONSTRUCTIONAustralian Minister for Finance Mathias Cormann and Minister for Defence Hon David Johnston announced today that they stand firm behind their coalition, adding that they are committed to the efficient delivery of the country’s Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD) programme.
Students from Oxford University Amnesty International protested last Saturday afternoon outside the Shell garage in Headington.The students were demonstrating against Shell’s actions in the Niger Delta, and specifically against gas flaring.Gas flaring is the practice of burning off the gas when oil is pumped from the ground. James Kilby, a student at Jesus College explained that gas flaring was causing “significant environmental and health issues” for the people of the Niger Delta region.The Amnesty group claimed, “The local people’s human rights have seriously been abused – leaving them to drink polluted water, eat contaminated fish, farm on spoiled land, and breathing in air that stinks of oil and gas.”They accused Shell of contravening Article 25 of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights that calls for “the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family.” The students called on Shell “to stop putting profit before people.” The protesters encouraged various passers-by to sign petitions and letters to Shell in order to put pressure on the company. One protester stated that there is “no stronger action than consumer complaint.”Björn Bremer, press officer for Oxford University Amnesty International, was enthusiastic about the protest, commenting, “The response from the public was very positive”. He argued that such protests can be a powerful tool, “It’s definitely a good way of increasing the public pressure…they will be forced to think about their actions.”A spokesperson for Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) explained that Amnesty’s original accusations were made in a report released in June. “In our opinion, the report makes a number of unsupported allegations and draws superficial conclusions with little underlying analysis and fails to offer new insights and solutions to the complex problems in the region. The root causes of the Niger Delta’s humanitarian issues are poverty, corruption, crime, militancy, violence and political instability.”He added, “Amnesty forget that about 85% of the pollution from our operation comes from attacks and sabotage that also puts our staff’s lives and human rights at risk.”“SPDC welcomes on-going dialogue with Amnesty International, and other similar organisations, to promote a better understanding of the complex realities of doing business in Nigeria.”
Bakers who raised money for CLIC Sargent to help children with cancer during National Cupcake Week are being urged to get in touch with the charity.For the first time ever, the event teamed up with a charity in a bid to do some good work and raise money for ill children – while having fun and promoting cupcakes and independent bakeries to the consumer.If you have raised money for the charity, but have not informed it of your plans beforehand, then you are being asked to call Cerys Glen at CLIC Sargent on 0208 752 2881 to receive a paying-in form.Every day 10 families are told their child has cancer. As the UK’s leading children’s cancer charity, CLIC Sargent is the only organisation to offer them all-round care and support. For more information about CLIC Sargent’s work visit www.clicsargent.org.uk or call 0300 330 0803.And, for further details on the success of National Cupcake Week see this week’s magazine or visit www.nationalcupcakeweek.co.uk.
Biscuit manufacturer Paterson Arran has been recognised for its health & safety performance by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) after receiving a gold award at the 2017 Health and Safety Awards.The gold award was achieved after the Livingston-based company scored highly in a number of health & safety tests. Paterson’s achieving an audit score of 93% in health & safety compliance, and operating 561 days without an accident, were among the main factors that impressed the judges.Adam Wilson, quality, safety, health and environment (QSHE) manager at Paterson Arran, said the company had worked hard over the past year to ensure they had high health & safety standards.“We are very proud as a company to have been recognised by the judges,” said Wilson. “2016 has been a very successful year in terms of health & safety at Paterson Arran. “We have several new initiatives in the pipeline for the coming year and aim to continue to strive to deliver health & safety best practice across the business.”Running for its 61st year, the RoSPA awards scheme is open to businesses and organisations across the UK and overseas. Competitive awards go to the best entries in 24 industry sectors, including transport and logistics, engineering and manufacturing.
While the cancellation of Gregg Allman’s headlining set was an unfortunate loss, the Peach Music Festival has done a great job putting the pieces together for the holes in their lineup. The festival still put The String Cheese Incident members with the Allman Brothers Band family for a collaborative set, had Gov’t Mule extend their Sunday night set and booked Rich Robinson Band to perform as well. Today, they’ve outdone themselves, announcing the formation of a new trio: Russo, Benevento & Burbridge.The group will certainly be an offshoot of the famed Benevento Russo Duo, making their debut as a trio for the first time this Sunday at the Peach. The RB&B supergroup is sure to dominate their festival set, and who knows what special guests might find their way into the jam.While we send our healing thoughts and prayers to Gregg Allman, it’s certainly worth praising Peach Fest for their quick turnaround on the new lineup additions. The festival kicked off last night as well, with sets from groups like Dark Star Orchestra, Electron (Pink Floyd set), Dopapod and more!Speaking of Joe Russo and Oteil Burbridge – have you seen the Brooklyn Comes Alive lineup yet?
The 1960’s and 1970’s were riddled with unique personalities, but few were on the level of Augustus Owsley Stanley III, better known as Owsley or “Bear.” Stanley was a crucial figure in numerous scenes, helping the Merry Pranksters as well as the Grateful Dead during their formative years. Now, it’s all being chronicled in a new book: Bear: The Life and Times of Augustus Owsley Stanley III.Something of a mad scientist, Stanley’s biggest claim to fame was the synthesis of Lysergic acid diethylamide, better known as LSD. Between the years of 1965 and 1967, Stanley estimated that he produced more than ten million doses of the psychedelic drug. Some of his acid is still in existence, if Oteil Burbridge is to be believed.Stanley’s biggest distributors and users of said LSD were the Merry Pranksters, who were leading figures of the mid-60’s counterculture movement. They were throwing events called Acid Tests in San Francisco, CA while the drug was still legal, and hired the Grateful Dead as the house band. Before long, the mad scientist of Stanley became the band’s principal financier and sound engineer. He also designed the famous lightning bolt logo for the Dead’s equipment during this era, and reportedly helped to turn figures like Jimi Hendrix and John Lennon onto LSD as well.The biography will feature these stories and many more, bringing interviews with a number of Stanley’s friends and colleagues. Due out on November 15th, the book was written by journalist Robert Greenfield, best known for penning works on Bill Graham, Jerry Garcia, The Rolling Stones, Timothy Leary and more. You can read more about the new book via Amazon.[H/T JamBase]
Image by Justin Gould / WNY News Now.JAMESTOWN – Individuals are expected to gather this afternoon at 3 p.m. in Dow Park to urge Chautauqua County officials to cancel and not extend or declare any further states of emergency based on the COVID-19 numbers in the county.Local spokesperson and organizer for Open NY, Gerrit Cain, says the participants are expected to adhere to social distancing guidelines.Cain released the following statement Thursday:“We appreciate the efforts of our State Representatives to develop a plan to reopen upstate. Unfortunately, the looming possibility of more delays, more top down control, and more shutdowns as overreactions to a “spikes” in cases is cause for concern for the future of this plan.” “Western New York has seen its livelihood nearly snuffed out, the mental health and wellbeing of its residents decline, and the divide among the community grow deeper. We have been fortunate to have not suffered severe or widespread direct health effects from the virus, but the damage done by policies to “help” control the virus has been devastating. Some precautions are prudent but overall, these top-down mandates have done more harm than good.”“The solution we propose locally and beyond is based on restoring the liberty of individuals in western NY to live their lives and conduct business in a safe responsible manner. The role of government at every level should be to facilitate access to factual information regarding the virus, rework our budgets so emergency service and infrastructure are maintained and defend our natural rights.”“We are responsible, intelligent adults who weigh a variety of risks as we live our lives each day in an imperfect world. Our behavior is dynamic and adaptable to our society and our environment based on the information we obtain. It is our hope that our government officials and the press will provide us with honest, accurate, unbiased information. With that we are confident we can navigate this crisis without heavy handed unconstitutional regulations and restrictions.”“We support and encourage county and local officials including executives, legislators, DAs, local bodies and judges to in essence nullify the unconstitutional restrictions and policies of the NY PAUSE by executive action, legislative resolution, or official directives. Our Counties cannot survive another month of the PAUSE.”Governor Andrew Cuomo’s PAUSE Initiative is set to expire next Friday. From there, the state is expected to use a region-by-region approach provided the regions meet several criteria issued by Cuomo’s office.Related reporting: Residents Voice Concerns During Jamestown COVID-19 “Stay-At-Home” Rally 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),Whens the next one?