Written by June 4, 2018 /Sports News – Local Bees Edge Rainiers FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail(Tacoma, WA) — Jose Miguel Fernandez laced a two-run single in the fifth inning as the Bees edged the Rainiers 2-1 in Tacoma.Ralston Cash earned the win with two-and-a-third innings of shutout relief. Eduardo Paredes notched his third save.The Bees are off tonight before hosting the Round Rock Express tomorrow at Smith’s Ballpark. Tags: Baseball/PCL/Salt Lake Bees Robert Lovell
Brad James Tags: BYU Men’s Basketball/Nevada Wolf Pack/Norm Parrish/Saint Martin’s/Westminster/Yoeli Childs October 30, 2018 /Sports News – Local BYU Men’s Basketball Hosts Westminster Thursday in Final Exhibition Game of Season FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPROVO, Utah-Thursday, BYU men’s basketball hosts its final exhibition of the season against NCAA Division II Westminster of Salt Lake City.The Cougars prevailed 92-71 over Saint Martin’s October 24 and were led by junior forward Yoeli Childs’ 20 points and eight rebounds while TJ Haws and Dalton Nixon had 11 points apiece in the win against the Saints.BYU also played the Griffins last season, winning 76-62. In that game, Childs amassed a game-high 25 points and 14 rebounds.Westminster is led by fourth-year head coach Norm Parrish, who formerly coached the SLCC Bruins.Last season, Parrish led the Griffins to a record of 21-5 and 17-5 in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference play.The Cougars will commence the regular season November 6 at Reno, Nev. against the Nevada Wolf Pack, who is ranked in The Top 10 in both The Associated Press and coaches’ polls. Written by
Weehawken Superintendent of Schools Dr. Robert Zywicki participated in the 31st annual Lincoln Tunnel 5K Challenge last Saturday. The challenge raises funds for the Special Olympics New Jersey, in which athletes with disabilities compete in various categories. Students from Weehawken High School and Mayor Richard Turner joined him, helping to raise over $2,000 for the games this year. Around 2,600 runners took part. Participants ran and walked through the tunnel to Midtown Manhattan before turning around and running back to the finish line in New Jersey. According to Maria Fisher, chairperson of the Special Olympics, the event raised over $125,000. AmeriHealth New Jersey sponsored the event. Click here for more. × Inspired by Mayor Steven Fulop’s promise to protect immigrants from possible intimidation by federal immigration agents, the City Council introduced an ordinance at its April 12 meeting that will create a city-based identification system. The ordinance would establish the Office of Welcoming Community and the Jersey City Municipal Identification Card Program to help people who might otherwise have trouble proving who they are. This could include immigrants and the homeless, some of whom could be detained because they cannot otherwise show identification. A similar program recently launched in Union City, which, like Jersey City, has considered itself a Sanctuary City. Click here for more.After a member of the Hoboken school board accidentally sent an offensive text to all of her colleagues and the superintendent of schools, she apologized last week and declined to resign. More than a dozen members of the public attended Tuesday night’s Board of Education meeting to support board member Irene Sobolov after the controversy came to light, while two others criticized her. The controversy began on March 24 when Sobolov sent out a message that included a screenshot of 1st Ward Councilman Michael DeFusco’s Facebook page and a supportive comment left by him from local dad Brian Murray, a former school board candidate. The comment supported DeFusco’s “vision.” When Sobolov sent out the photo involving the pair, she wrote, “butt buddies,” a negative term often meant to characterize two people as extremely close. Sobolov accidentally sent the text to the superintendent of schools and the other eight board members instead of to a friend. Click here for more.
A few weeks ago, Jam Cruise made serious waves in the jam community when the beloved musical cruise and destination event announced that it would be expanding to six days and three port stops. Jam Cruise 17 will take place from January 15th to 21st in 2019, returning to the Norwegian Jade for stops in Belize City, Belize, and Cozumel and Progreso, Mexico.Today, the event has finally dropped its highly anticipated Jam Cruise 17 lineup, which is headed by Umphrey’s McGee, Galactic, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Kamasi Washington, Khruangbin, and Hot Tuna Electric with Steve Kimock. Known for their diverse and all-star lineup all around, Jam Cruise 17 will also see performances by Leftover Salmon, The Motet, ALO, Turkuaz, Spafford, Fruition, TAUK, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, Melvin Seals & JGB, Andy Frasco & The U.N., The Nth Power, SunSquabi, The Porter Trio, Matador! Soul Sounds, Toubab Krewe, Jennifer Hartswick & Nick Cassarino, Monophonics, Southern Avenue, Jon Stickley Trio, Magicgravy, Star Kitchen, The Sweet Lillies, Nathan Moore, Everyone Orchestra, DJ Soul Sister, and Subset.Given the event’s focus on jams, the cruise will be hosting a number of special all-star supergroups, including Dragon Smoke, a band featuring Ivan Neville, Robert Mercurio, Eric Lindell, and Stanton Moore, as well as The Cleaners, a group featuring Eric Krasno, Duane Trucks, Marcus King, Kevin Scott, and Deshawn Alexander. Special guests, who will be offering their talents in the form of frequent sit-ins and hosting special jam sessions, include Skerik, Big Sam, Roosevelt Collier, Daniel Rodriguez, Leslie Mendelson, and Brandon “Taz” Niederauer. For booking and more information, head to JamCruise.com.For those wanting to celebrate the announcement, fans in New Orleans for Jazz Fest can preview The Cleaners during tonight’s official Jam Cruise Lineup Announcement Party at The Howlin’ Wolf, which will see The Cleaners’ Eric Krasno, Duane Trucks, Marcus King, and Deshawn Alexander, plus Dave Schools, come together as the Daze Between Band. For more information and tickets, head here.
Saint Mary’s admissions will continue giving tours after new visiting policies were announced for the tri-campus community. Mona Bowe, Vice President for Enrollment Management, announced new restrictions for campus tours to help maintain the safety of students.“The visitors coming to campus are in a very controlled environment,” Bowe said. “They’re only coming for the time of the tour. In previous times before the COVID pandemic started, we also offered for prospective students to spend the night to meet with admission counselors, faculty members or coaches, and they could go to classes. All of that has been restricted at this point in time, so the families are only coming for the tour, which takes about an hour and 15 minutes.” The College has taken additional safety precautions to promote the well-being of the campus community, she said. “We are keeping the tour outside except for Angela and the library because they’re much bigger spaces. Visitors are not going into residence halls, the students center or any other indoor space. All the families that are coming to the tours are required to wear a mask entire time that they’re here, whether it’s indoors or outdoors,” Bowe said.Visitors are also being asked to self-report their health before coming to campus and staff is checking their symptoms upon arrival. “They’re being asked the same types of questions that students answer in the morning,” she said. “We haven’t done this before, but starting this week, we’re also taking their temperatures when they get here before starting the floor.”The College has told student tour guides they have the choice to continue giving tours for as long as they are comfortable. “We told students who have signed up to give tours that at any point in time, they can say, ‘I’m not comfortable doing this,’ and they don’t have to continue giving tours. So, these are the students who are comfortable maintaining their distance and wearing masks through the entire time that the families are here,” she said.Student tour guides have had some concerns about continuing campus tours after recent restrictions were announced. Senior Ellen Duda decided to temporarily opt out of giving tours.“I decided that once the restrictions are put in place, I was no longer comfortable giving tours,” Duda said. “I love my job, and I love being able to talk to students, but also if I were a student who doesn’t work for admissions and I saw outside visitors on campus, I personally would be upset. That’s one of my reason for stepping back a little bit currently.” Duda also expressed concerns about the risks of allowing visitors from all across the country to tour campus. “We have people from all over the U.S. coming to campus. That’s the beauty of Saint Mary’s, we have representation from all fifty states, but that also brings up concerns about where people have been how they travel to get here,” she said. Duda said admissions has been very flexible and supportive of student tour guides during this time. “They were pretty flexible with students concerns about being shut down and still giving tours. They said if we weren’t comfortable, we wouldn’t have to give tours anymore and we wouldn’t be fired,” she said.Senior tour guide Maddie Hopek has decided to continue giving tours, expressing that admissions has been flexible at addressing student concerns.“With the recent changes, a lot of girls had questions they wanted to ask about for their tours, what they can do, what it would change and they were really prompt on getting back to us with answers making sure that we felt safe,” she said. “If anyone were to feel uncomfortable, there was no pressure for students to continue giving tours.”Hopek said that she thinks the College has done the best they can to maintain safety during tours.“I think they’ve done the best they can given the situation,” she said. “The fact that we’re able to still see certain buildings, or just in general, still be allowed to give tours is important, especially as we depend on having a good size incoming class next year to keep funding this school and the place we love.” Despite the pandemic, Hopek said the tour numbers she has been giving have remained consistent for her this semester, although she only has two families per tour. Bowe said continuing admissions tours is the best way to make the admissions process as normal as possible while keeping the community safe. “We want to try to make the admission process as normal and as positive for them as possible,” she said. “We’re glad that we’re finding ways to make it safe for our community and the families. We are continuing to give tours and we hope that we can continue doing that as we move along.” Tags: campus tours, COVID-19, Saint Mary’s Admissions
Temperatures are dropping, leaves are falling, and home gardeners are beginning to plan their fall vegetables.If you’re new to food gardening, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension offers tips that should lead to a successful fall harvest.Establish the garden in a location that receives full sunlight, from six to eight hours per day.Prepare the soil before planting based on soil test recommendations. A laboratory soil test takes the guesswork out of determining whether the soil needs fertilizer or lime to nourish your fall garden crops.To have your soil tested, visit the Extension website for directions on taking soil samples. Then bring your dry soil sample to your local Extension office with the $10 testing fee.Plant fall vegetables on schedule and use varieties that are recommended for Georgia. For a list of recommended cultivars and planting dates, refer to UGA Extension Circular 963, “Vegetable Gardening in Georgia,” at extension.uga.edu/publications.Control weeds, pest insects and diseases.When Mother Nature does not supply rainfall, water your garden thoroughly at soil level. And, as always, if you have any questions, contact your local Extension office at 1-800-ASK-UGA1 for advice.
The Grafton Homestead, LLC, in Grafton, Vermont has recently expanded its space for guest accommodations, according to Manager Jennifer Karpin. Karpin reports that the Grafton Homestead, which opened in the Summer of 2001, has experienced sufficient bookings this year towarrant the need for an additional guest room, called the Morning Glory room. “With a cheerful yet subtle morning glory theme, this room’s first floor location and private bath make it a good choice for our older guests or those who have difficulty climbing stairs,” says Karpin.The Grafton Homestead’s Guest Suite remains most popular with visitors who enjoy its spaciousness and privacy. Over 1000 square feet, the Suiteincludes a bedroom, living room, bath and full kitchen, all comfortably furnished with country antiques, upstairs in a circa 1800 historic cape.Guests may book the entire suite for a weekend or a week-long getaway, with all the comforts and privacy of a home in the country.Manager Karpin explains that she has used her marketing skills and experience to reach travelers throughout the northeast corridor and as far away as New Mexico, Canada, England and India. The village of Grafton, Vermont, known for decades for its quiet charms and gracious hospitality, remains a desirable tourist destination. Visited regularly by artists,writers and dignitaries, Grafton offers serenity and that “off the beaten path” sensibility for visitors, who enjoy hiking and cross country ski-ing at Grafton Ponds, dining at the Old Tavern, visiting the award winning Grafton Village Cheese Company, or exploring the town’s superb Nature andHistory Museums.The Grafton Homestead is located at 499 Route 121 East on the edge of Grafton Village, and its web site may be seen at www.graftonhomestead.com(link is external).For more information, call 802-843-1111.
Arizona utility APS issues RFP for additional solar and battery storage FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享PV Tech:Arizona Public Service (APS) has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for 300-400MW of renewables capacity and for energy storage to be retrofitted at its solar plants.The renewables RFP, which is open to all technologies, has been designed to address peak capacity needs of about 200-300MW per year to maintain reliable electric service during times of highest energy usage. Proposed projects must have in-service dates in either 2023 or 2024.Separately, APS is requesting a total of 60MW of battery storage additions at two of its existing solar facilities in Arizona: the Red Rock and Chino Valley plants. Proposed projects must begin delivery no later than June 2023.The news comes after APS announced its plan earlier this year to deliver 100% clean energy by 2050, with an interim target of 65% clean energy by 2030. Brad Albert, APS vice president of resource management, said the company has made “steady progress” since setting those goals.The utility previously called for the deployment of 850MW of energy storage by 2025 and said it would enlist sustainable infrastructure developer Invenergy to install battery systems at six of its solar PV facilities by 2021. APS said this week it has now executed the agreement after working with Invenergy “to incorporate enhanced safety standards in battery energy storage”. The battery systems are now expected to be operational in early 2022.While APS announced its clean energy goal back in January, Arizona regulators recently approved measures that will require all utilities in the state to receive all their power from carbon-free sources by 2050. The Arizona Corporation Commission ruling also includes interim carbon reduction targets for regulated utilities of 50% by 2032 and 75% by 2040.[Jules Scully]More: Arizona utility issues RFPs for renewables, battery storage retrofits
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by: Henry MeierIf you were sitting around the Thanksgiving table struggling to come up with things to be thankful for, then here’s one for you, after the fact: be thankful you are not associated with the North Dade Community Development Federal Credit Union located in Miami, Florida.The Tuesday before Thanksgiving the $4 million credit union was slapped with a $300,000 fine for significant Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) violations. According to FinCEN, from 2009-2014, the credit union had significant deficiencies in all aspects of its anti-money laundering (AML) program, even as it processed close to $2 billion in transactions for money service businesses (MSB). FinCEN’s fine follows a 2013 Cease and Desist order issued against the credit union by NCUA.If this were simply the story of one rogue credit union that let the income it was generating from MSBs blind it to its regulatory obligations, the story wouldn’t be worth a second look. But that’s not all that is going on here. Most importantly, regulators are increasingly concerned about credit unions that work with MSBs within their fields of membership. For instance, in January of this year, the NCUA listed oversight of credit union MSB relationships as one of its top regulatory priorities. In addition, a BSA Webinar hosted by the Office of Small Credit Union Initiatives emphasized the enhanced obligations that credit unions have when their membership includes MSBs. More generally, since 2005, regulators have stressed that when any financial institution provides services to an MSB, it takes on additional due diligence obligations. continue reading » 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr