West Virginia hire’s Troy’s Neal Brown as next head coach

first_imgJanuary 4, 2019 /Sports News – National West Virginia hire’s Troy’s Neal Brown as next head coach Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailJonathan Bachman/Getty Images(MORGANTOWN, W.Va.) — West Virginia is has hired Troy Head Coach Neal Brown as their next head coach, sources tell ESPN.The Mountaineer’s search for a new head coach only lasted two days after Dana Holgerson left for Houston.Brown went 35-16 in his four season’s leading Troy and is one of only three coaches in the FBS to win at least 10 games each of the past three season’s.Troy won the Sun Belt Conference title in 2017 and were co-Sun Belt East champion’s this past season.West Virginia went 8-4 and finished 4th in the Big 12 in 2018.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.center_img Written bylast_img read more

UK: HMS Duncan Hosts Royal Visit

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today UK: HMS Duncan Hosts Royal Visit View post tag: Duncan View post tag: Naval Training & Education View post tag: hosts October 2, 2013 UK: HMS Duncan Hosts Royal Visit View post tag: Defence View post tag: Defensecenter_img View post tag: Visit The Duke of Kent has taken an in-depth look around HMS Duncan – the Royal Navy’s newest warship.The Type 45 destroyer hosted the Duke in his capacity as Colonel-in-Chief of the Scots Guards – the ship’s affiliated Army regiment.He spent a couple of hours on board, sailing from the ship’s home port of Portsmouth and disembarking at the Marchwood military port in Southampton.The Duke was given a presentation on the role and capabilities of the Type 45 air defence destroyer and toured the ship’s key areas including the bridge, operations room and control centre – the fighting heart of the ship.Duncan’s Commanding Officer, Commander James Stride, said,“We are delighted with our affiliation with the Scots Guards and today’s visit by His Royal Highness the Duke of Kent further cements the relationship between our two services.”The Duke was particularly impressed with the Duncan’s main armament known as Sea Viper.The surface-to-air missile system can defend the ship and escort vessels from hostile incoming aircraft and missiles approaching at subsonic and supersonic speed.HMS Duncan was commissioned into the Royal Navy’s fleet at a ceremony in Portsmouth last week and is about to undergo a further period of trials in UK waters.[mappress]Press Release, October 02, 2013; Image: Royal Navy View post tag: HMS View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Royal View post tag: Navy Share this articlelast_img read more

‘Midget Night Bridge’ condemned

first_imgFor the second year in a row, The Bridge Nightclub has hosted a controversial club night called ‘Midget Night Bridge’ in its usual ‘Monday Night Bridge’ slot.The Oxford Brookes night, which took place on Monday, was marketed with a Facebook banner featuring two men of short stature dressed up as superheroes.“Back from popular demand” according to its Facebook marketing, the event description refers to “our very loved SUPERMAN and BATMAN mini men coming down for the rescue”. 297 people had confi rmed their attendance on the Facebook event by Monday night, including many Oxford University students.The president of Oxford Brookes Student Union, Andy Pedersen, told Cherwell, “At Brookes Union we are disappointed to hear that the off ensively labelled ‘Midget Night Bridge’ event was held again this year.“We would take this opportunity to clarify that neither Brookes Union, nor Oxford Brookes University has any involvement in this event, nor are we affi liated with the venue.”Lindsay Lee, Disabled Students Offi cer for OUSU, stated, “Events like this are a modern manifestation of a centuriesold global tradition of the ‘freak show,’ where disabled people are put on display, used as play-things, mocked and derided for the pleasure of people without disabilities.“This event further stigmatises disability and does nothing to break down the barriers that disabled people face in all parts of society.’’National outrage was also invoked by the controversial club night. A spokesperson for the Restricted Growth Association (RGA) told Cherwell, ‘‘The term ‘midget’ is considered to be highly off ensive and should not be used in any context.‘‘We were surprised and saddened to learn some students seem to think abuse towards people with dwarfi sm is acceptable. We would sincerely hope these views are not representative of the rest of the student body.”The Bridge is yet to respond to Cherwell’s request for comment.last_img read more

The Governor’s Week in Photos

first_img5) Governor Announces Plan to Invest $1 Billion in Hoosier Innovation & Entrepreneurship // July 14, 2016. Governor Mike Pence announces plans to invest $1 billion over the next 10 years to advance innovation and entrepreneurship in Indiana. During remarks at the eighth annual Innovation Showcase in Indianapolis, Governor Pence outlines a proposal to strengthen and accelerate Hoosier innovation through strategic partnerships, ensuring that Indiana plays a leading role in solving 21st century challenges while supporting long-term economic growth, job creation and talent attraction.image039 image035 FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare 2) Governor, First Lady Hit the Streets with Indy Ten Point Coalition // July 11, 2016. Governor Mike Pence and First Lady Karen Pence join Reverend Charles Harrison and the Indianapolis Ten Point Coalition, a faith-based anti-crime group, on a walk through two of Indianapolis’ neighborhoods to visit with residents. The Governor and First Lady also stop at Reiss Welding, a company that has partnered with the Ten Point Coalition to hire within the neighborhood.image032 3) Governor, First Lady Congratulate Mr. and Miss Math and Science Winners // July 12, 2016. Governor Mike Pence and Treasurer of State Kelly Mitchell welcome the 2016 Mr. and Miss Indiana Math and Science winners to the Governor’s Office to honor the students for their exemplary achievements in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) classes and extracurricular activities. Each winner will receive a $1,000 college scholarship through Indiana’s CollegeChoice 529 Direct Savings Plan.image036center_img image033 1) Governor Leads Cops Cycling for Survivors // July 11, 2016. Governor Mike Pence and First Lady Karen Pence lead the first leg of the 15th annual Cops Cycling for Survivors, a 13-day, 1,000 mile bicycle ride across Indiana to honor law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty and to support their survivors.image029image030image031 4) Indiana Black Expo Governor’s Awards Recognize 17 Outstanding Hoosiers // July 12, 2016. Governor Mike Pencepresents 17 outstanding African-American Hoosiers, community leaders and organizations from across the state with several awards during the Indiana Black Expo, Inc. 46th Annual Summer Celebration Governor’s Reception.image037 image038last_img read more

Dates announced for the Division of Recreation’s Special Needs Sports Program

first_imgThe Division of Recreation has announced the dates for the Special Needs Sports Program for 2018-2019.November 10 – Pillo Hockey – 11 a.m.November 24 – Basketball – 11 a.m.December 8 – Bowling at Hudson Lanes – 11 a.m.December 22nd – Zumba/Ultimate Sports/Holiday Party – 5 p.m.January 12 – Indoor Soccer – 11 a.m.February 2 – Football/Super Bowl Party – 5 p.m.February 23rd – Indoor Track – 11 a.m.March 16 – Basketball/March Madness Party – 11 a.m.April 27 – Baseball/Buddy Baseball Practice – 11 a.m. Special Needs Open Gym on the first Sunday of every month, from November to March, from 2 – 3 p.m.All sports will take place at the BHS Ice Rink Basketball Court. Dates/times/location are subject to change.To register for the Special Needs Sports Program or for further information, contact Pete Amadeo at (201) 858-6129 or email [email protected]last_img read more

Princess Anne opens £6m Wrights Food Group factory

first_imgHRH The Princess Royal this week officially opened a £6m Wrights Food Group factory in Crewe.The 40,000sq ft plant employs around 100 staff and makes products including 900,000 doughnuts a week, cookies, cakes, scones, mince pies and biscuits. Wrights’ customers include fast-food outlets, coffee shops and independent bakery shops.The company said it has invested more than £30m in its food manufacturing facilities and distribution centre in Crewe over the past 15 years. The site also has factories producing confectionery, ready meals and savouries.The Princess Royal was welcomed at the plant by Wrights chairman and CEO Peter Wright. During a tour of the manufacturing lines, Princess Anne saw cakes being hand-decorated, novelty biscuit production, spiral freezers and ultrasonic robotic cutting equipment.Wright described this week’s visit by Princess Anne as a major highlight of the company’s 90th anniversary year celebrations.In welcoming the Princess Royal, he said: “By a very happy coincidence, my grandfather John James Wright founded our business in the same year Her Majesty The Queen was born. It therefore feels even more special and appropriate to mark our 90th anniversary with this visit by a member of the royal family.”Wrights employs more than 480 people across its operating centres, including food development, production, sales & marketing and distribution.last_img read more

2016 Drama League Nominations Announced

first_img Star Files Lin-Manuel Miranda in ‘Hamilton'(Photo: Joan Marcus) Aladdin stars Adam Jacobs, Courtney Reed and James Monroe Iglehart announced the 2016 Drama League Award nominations on April 20 at Sardi’s Restaurant. The 82nd annual ceremony, hosted by Zachary Levi and Megan Hilty, will take place on May 20 at the Mariott Marquis Times Square. One performer will receive the Distinguished Performer Award; recipients can only receive the award once during his or her career. A complete list of nominations is below. Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play10 Out Of 12EclipsedThe FatherGloriaHirThe HumansKing Charles IIIMarjorie PrimeThe RoyaleSkeleton Crew Outstanding Revival of a Broadway or Off-Broadway PlayAwake and Sing!BlackbirdCloud NineThe CrucibleThe Gin GameLong Day’s Journey into NightA Midsummer Night’s DreamNoises OffSense and SensibilityA View from the BridgeOutstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway MusicalAmerican PsychoBright StarDear Evan [email protected] Your Feet!School of RockTuck EverlastingWaitressOutstanding Revival of a Broadway or Off-Broadway MusicalThe Color PurpleDames at SeaFiddler on the RoofShe Loves MeSpring Awakening Nominees for the Distinguished Performance AwardNina Arianda, Fool for LoveAnnaleigh Ashford, SylviaLaura Benanti, She Loves MeReed Birney, The HumansAlex Brightman, School of RockDanny Burstein, Fiddler on the RoofTimothée Chalamet, Prodigal SonKelley Curran, The DingdongCarmen Cusack, Bright StarJeff Daniels, BlackbirdKhris Davis, The RoyaleDaveed Diggs, HamiltonGeorgia Engel, JohnCynthia Erivo, The Color PurpleJesse Tyler Ferguson, Fully CommittedLynda Gravatt, Skeleton Crew Michael C. Hall, LazarusAnne Hathaway, GroundedMegan Hilty, Noises OffJackie Hoffman, Once Upon a MattressJayne Houdyshell, The HumansJennifer Hudson, The Color PurpleMarin Ireland, IronboundAndrew Keenan-Bolger, Tuck EverlastingLeslie Kritzer, The Robber BridegroomJessica Lange, Long Day’s Journey into NightJudith Light, Thérèse RaquinZachary Levi, She Loves MeLin-Manuel Miranda, HamiltonJessie Mueller, WaitressKristine Nielsen, HirLupita Nyong’o, EclipsedSophie Okonedo, The CrucibleAnnette O’Toole, Southern ComfortTim Pigott-Smith, King Charles IIIBen Platt, Dear Evan HansenPhylicia Rashad, Head of PassesSam Rockwell, Fool for LoveThomas Jay Ryan, 10 Out of 12Michael Shannon, Long Day’s Journey into NightJennifer Simard, Disaster! Lois Smith, Marjorie Prime and JohnMark Strong, A View from the BridgeCicely Tyson, The Gin GameMichael Urie, Shows for DaysAna Villafañe, On Your Feet! Benjamin Walker, American PsychoNicola Walker, A View from the BridgeBen Whishaw, The CrucibleMichelle Williams, BlackbirdDistinguished Achievement in Musical Theatre Sheldon HarnickUnique Contribution to the Theatre Deaf West TheatreFounders Award for Excellence in Directing Ivo van HoveThe Drama League also recognizes previous recipients of the Distinguished Performance Award who appeared on the New York stage this season:James Earl Jones, The Gin GamePatti LuPone, Shows For DaysFrank Langella, The FatherMary-Louise Parker, HeisenbergMark Rylance, Nice Fish Sam Waterston, The Tempest View Comments Jennifer Hudsonlast_img read more

Stenger to head bi-partisan demographics commission

first_imgEd Colodny, BurlingtonEd Colodny was a founder, and long-timepresident and CEO of US Airways and has held a number of high-level businessposts.  He has also served as chairman of the board of trustees at the University of Rochesterand president of the University of Vermont.  Colodny, anative Vermonter, has also served on a variety of state boards andcommissions.  Speaker Symington’sAppointments:Tiffany W. Bluemle, BurlingtonTiffany W. Bluemle has been with Vermont Works forWomen (VWW) over nine years. VWW works with women to help them explore, pursue,and excel in nontraditional fields.  She has also served as director ofdevelopment for The New York City Outward Bound Center and for the NationalCivic League.  Tiffany received a Masters in Public Administration from theKennedy School of Government at HarvardUniversity, and her B.A. from Princeton University.  She is a former member ofthe Board of Trustees of Princeton University. The Governor appointed fourmembers, the President Pro Tem and Speaker appointed two members each, andtogether the Governor and the legislative leaders jointly appointed the Chair. Commission recommendations could include funding for scholarships,workforce development programs, trades training or other efforts to retain andrecruit working-age Vermonters. ### Elizabeth “Wibs” McLain, BerlinMost recently, Wibs McLain served as GovernorDouglas’ Secretary of Natural Resources.  McLain has also served as alegislator, Chief of Staff to Governor Richard Snelling and as Commissioner ofthe Department of Environmental Conservation and Deputy Secretary of the Agencyof Natural Resources under Governor Howard Dean.   Prior to her 2003appointment to the Douglas administration, McLainwas Vice President for Community and Government Relations at the VermontStudent Assistance Corporation. Jason Williams, JeffersonvilleJason Williams is the Government Relations Specialistfor Fletcher Allen Health Care and a 2005 graduate of the University of Vermont. At UVM he was awarded the Community Service Scholarship based on his academicand community service record while a student at Mount Mansfield Union High School.  At UVM Williamswas a leader in community service programs such as Volunteers in Action and UVMDay at the Statehouse and he worked for the UVM Anti-Tobacco Coalition.  Governor Douglas’ Appointments:Caroline Bright, St. AlbansCaroline Bright is a senior at Missisquoi Valley Union High School and this year’s Governor of Girls State. She has received a number of awards and honors for her academic and publicservice efforts.  Her peers have repeatedly elected her to a variety ofleadership positions and she has served as a page in the Vermont Legislature. Senator Welch’s Appointments:Bob Miller, Williston Bob Miller is thePresident of R.E.M Development, a company he started in 1984. In two decades,the Williston based company has grown to become Vermont’s largest real estate developer. Miller is known for his various philanthropic endeavors and community service.  ·       StephenMorse, NewfaneStephen Morse is a former Speaker of the Vermont Houseof Representatives. Morse, who serves on multiple governing boards andcommittees, and is president and chief executive officer of the WindhamFoundation in Grafton, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providingfinancial support for education and private charities, and developing projectsthat benefit Vermont and Vermonters.  In 2004 he was named the Citizen of theYear by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce. Judith Moore, SharonJudith Moore, HeadEmeritus of The Sharon Academy, is an educator of long standing.  A resident ofSharon, sheholds an MA and an ED.D. from UVM and has over 25 years of experience teachingforeign language and English in public and private schools. She has served asthe District Supervisor of Adult Basic Education in Peebleshire,Scotland, Principal of the Stockbridge Central School,and founder and head of The Sharon Academy.  Dr. Moore recently retired fromThe Sharon Academy after serving ten years.  JointlyAppointed Chair of the Next Generation Commission·       BillStenger, NewportBill Stenger is the President and Chief Operating Officerof Jay Peak Resort in Jay, Vermont.  He has served on numerous boardsand commissions, is a former president of the Lake Champlain Regional Chamberof Commerce and the current chair of the Vermont Ski Areas Association board ofdirectors. Thursday, July 20, 2006Montpelier, Vt. – Senate President ProTem Peter Welch, Speaker of the House Gaye Symington and Governor Jim Douglastoday announced their appointments to the Next Generation Commission.  The 9-member commission, the product of an agreement between the Legislatureand the Governor, is charged with recommending how best to invest $5million in programs to address Vermont’semerging demographic challenges.  The commission will also develop a plan to encourageVermonters to live and work in Vermont.  Jason GibbsGovernor’sCommunications Director109 State Street ¨ The Pavilion ¨ Montpelier,VT 05609-0101 ¨ www.vermont.gov/governor(link is external)Telephone: 802.828.3333 ¨ Fax: 802.828.3339 ¨ TDD: 802.828.3345last_img read more

Brazil Develops its First Nuclear Submarine

first_imgBy Dialogo March 26, 2015 Consequently, Brazil’s first nuclear submarine – which will be approximately 100 meters long and will weigh about 6,000 tons – will play a strategic role in defending the country and its sovereignty at sea. The current Brazilian fleet “is employed at any point along the Brazilian coast, operating both alone, as well as in coordination with the Navy’s other assets,” according to the Navy. But as they age, these older vessels must be replaced. The four conventional submarines that will be delivered by Prosub will continue to fulfill the same duties, mainly related to patrols near Brazilian ports. For now, the SN-BR — the most elaborate of the five submarines — is still under design, and the basic plans are expected to be completed by the end of the year, according to the Brazilian Navy. “The main role of a Naval warfare submarine is to deny the enemy use of the sea,” according to the Navy. This understanding is based on the definitions established by the National Defense Strategy, which defines Brazil’s policies in this field. Consequently, Brazil’s first nuclear submarine – which will be approximately 100 meters long and will weigh about 6,000 tons – will play a strategic role in defending the country and its sovereignty at sea. Submersible vessels with diesel/electric propulsion technology have relatively slow speeds – a maximum of approximately 11 kilometers per hour – and they circulate in shallower sea levels, from 50 to 500 meters in depth. Consequently, submersibles are used in accordance with a positioning strategy, available in the limited area once they are on patrol. Nuclear propulsion submarines, on the other hand, travel more quickly – up to approximately 65 kilometers per hour – and have the capacity to navigate in deeper waters (at least 100 meters below the surface), which facilitates its concealment. Due to these characteristics, these types of submarines are utilized based on a strategy of movement. Program boosting national naval industry Prosub is the result of a partnership with Brazilian company Odebrecht to form Itaguaí Construções Navais (ICN), the consortium responsible for building the submarines. It’s headquartered in the municipality of Itaguaí, 70 kilometers from the capital of Rio de Janeiro State. There, workers are assembling the vessels and installing the infrastructure for the Shipyard and Naval Base (EBN) and the Metal Structures Manufacturing Unit (UFEM). “The main role of a Naval warfare submarine is to deny the enemy use of the sea,” according to the Navy. This understanding is based on the definitions established by the National Defense Strategy, which defines Brazil’s policies in this field. The Submarine Development Program (Prosub) is a priority for the Brazilian Navy, its new Commander, Admiral Eduardo Barcellar Leal Ferreira, said upon assuming the post on February 6. For now, the SN-BR — the most elaborate of the five submarines — is still under design, and the basic plans are expected to be completed by the end of the year, according to the Brazilian Navy. Some analysts consider the program a step toward the nationalization of equipment and systems, making it possible to develop a Brazilian Naval industry. Submersible vessels with diesel/electric propulsion technology have relatively slow speeds – a maximum of approximately 11 kilometers per hour – and they circulate in shallower sea levels, from 50 to 500 meters in depth. Consequently, submersibles are used in accordance with a positioning strategy, available in the limited area once they are on patrol. Nuclear propulsion submarines, on the other hand, travel more quickly – up to approximately 65 kilometers per hour – and have the capacity to navigate in deeper waters (at least 100 meters below the surface), which facilitates its concealment. Due to these characteristics, these types of submarines are utilized based on a strategy of movement. The Submarine Development Program (Prosub) is a priority for the Brazilian Navy, its new Commander, Admiral Eduardo Barcellar Leal Ferreira, said upon assuming the post on February 6. The current Brazilian fleet “is employed at any point along the Brazilian coast, operating both alone, as well as in coordination with the Navy’s other assets,” according to the Navy. But as they age, these older vessels must be replaced. The four conventional submarines that will be delivered by Prosub will continue to fulfill the same duties, mainly related to patrols near Brazilian ports. The submarines under construction will supplement the Brazilian Navy’s fleet, which currently consists of five submarines developed between 1980 and 1990 – all referred to as “conventional” since “the source of energy that drives the set of diesel motors and electric generators is diesel/electric,” according to the Navy. Meanwhile, three of the conventional vessels are already under construction and assembly. The SBR-1, has been under construction since 2010, and is scheduled for delivery in 2018; currently, its resistant hull in the aft sections are under construction, and production is also being carried out on the non-resistant structures, including the tanks, bulkheads, brackets, and tubing. With an expected investment of 1.77 billion Reals (approximately $548.1 million) in 2015 alone, Prosub will provide the country with its first nuclear propulsion submarine. The program was inaugurated in July 2012, and is scheduled to continue its development work until 2025. In addition to manufacturing a nuclear submarine (SN-BR), its objectives include the construction of four conventional submarines, a Metal Structures Manufacturing Unit, and a Shipyard and Naval Base complex. Submarines play strategic role in defense The resistant hull of the SBR-2, whose manufacture began in 2014, is also under production; construction of this vessel is expected to be completed by 2020. The most recent project to launch, the manufacture of the SBR-3, began with the cutting of its first structural plate on January 13. The resistant hull of the SBR-2, whose manufacture began in 2014, is also under production; construction of this vessel is expected to be completed by 2020. The most recent project to launch, the manufacture of the SBR-3, began with the cutting of its first structural plate on January 13. Program boosting national naval industry The submarines under construction will supplement the Brazilian Navy’s fleet, which currently consists of five submarines developed between 1980 and 1990 – all referred to as “conventional” since “the source of energy that drives the set of diesel motors and electric generators is diesel/electric,” according to the Navy. Submarines play strategic role in defense With an expected investment of 1.77 billion Reals (approximately $548.1 million) in 2015 alone, Prosub will provide the country with its first nuclear propulsion submarine. The program was inaugurated in July 2012, and is scheduled to continue its development work until 2025. In addition to manufacturing a nuclear submarine (SN-BR), its objectives include the construction of four conventional submarines, a Metal Structures Manufacturing Unit, and a Shipyard and Naval Base complex. Prosub is the result of a partnership with Brazilian company Odebrecht to form Itaguaí Construções Navais (ICN), the consortium responsible for building the submarines. It’s headquartered in the municipality of Itaguaí, 70 kilometers from the capital of Rio de Janeiro State. There, workers are assembling the vessels and installing the infrastructure for the Shipyard and Naval Base (EBN) and the Metal Structures Manufacturing Unit (UFEM). Meanwhile, three of the conventional vessels are already under construction and assembly. The SBR-1, has been under construction since 2010, and is scheduled for delivery in 2018; currently, its resistant hull in the aft sections are under construction, and production is also being carried out on the non-resistant structures, including the tanks, bulkheads, brackets, and tubing. Some analysts consider the program a step toward the nationalization of equipment and systems, making it possible to develop a Brazilian Naval industry. It’s missing information about who is supplying the technology. I heard France is. Very good to know this. The submarine technology is French. The nuclear technology is Brazilian.last_img read more

Create a sustainable market advantage for your credit union

first_img 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Can you strictly define your credit union’s business model and your competitive advantage?If you say, “We’re a full-service credit union and our competitive advantage is member service,” then you’re missing the boat.Let’s delineate five business models and competitive advantages:1. Convenience model (McDonald’s). Convenience is the trump card in banking services. Bank of America and Wells Fargo have inconsistent service and only moderate pricing, but have gigantic market share. Why? They sell physical convenience. Their branches and ATMs are everywhere. Many consumers will accept higher prices and lower-quality service for the sake of convenience.2. Best price model (Costco). Many consumers bypass convenient options to get to Costco, a warehouse store that allows them to save money on bulk purchases. Your credit union’s pricing would have to be sufficiently different to stand out, and you can’t sustain the best price model unless your internal costs are lower than your competitors’. continue reading »last_img read more