Utah State Football Celebrates Successful Season With Team Banquet

first_imgLinebacker Jontrell Rocquemore (who had a team-best 39’1″ vertical leap during Pro Day) was named as the comeback player of the year and receiver Sam Lockett was the scout team offensive MVP. The defensive scout team MVP was Maika Magalei. This was also a squad that set 36 school records and tied six others during the season’s run. The Aggies commence the 2019 regular season August 30 at Winston-Salem, N.C. against the ACC’s Wake Forest Demon Deacons. The 11-2 Aggies ended the season ranked for only the fourth time in program history in the coaches’ poll and only the third time in school history in The Associated Press poll. Quarterback Jordan Love (396-652, 5,198 yards, 40 TD’s/12 INT’s) was named as the team’s MVP and will return for his junior season in 2019 at Logan. Center Quin Ficklin was named as the offensive MVP and linebacker David Woodward was named as the defensive MVP. Tags: Arren Vaughns/Darwin Thompson/David Woodward/DJ Williams/Jontrell Rocquemore/Jordan Love/Mountain West Conference/Pro Day/Quin Ficklin/Savon Scarver/Utah State/Wake Forest Demon Deacons FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah-Wednesday night, on the heels of a successful Pro Day for many NFL prospects for departing players, Utah State football conducted its annual banquet.center_img Receiver Arren Vaughns (who ran a team-best 4.43 40-yard dash at Pro Day) was named as the Most Improved Offensive Player and the Most Improved Defensive Player was DJ Williams. The special teams MVP was kick returner Savon Scarver (22 returns, 742 yards, 3 TD’s) and the recipient of the Iron Aggie Award was tailback Darwin Thompson. He posted a team-best 28 reps on the bench press during Wednesday’s Pro Day. Among the more prominent records were a 10-game winning streak and a Mountain West Conference record for points with 618. Written by March 28, 2019 /Sports News – Local Utah State Football Celebrates Successful Season With Team Banquet Brad Jameslast_img read more

Bonhomme Richard ARG Sets Sail for Ssang Yong

first_img View post tag: ARG View post tag: Yong Training & Education Bonhomme Richard ARG Sets Sail for Ssang Yong U.S. Marines and Sailors of the 3d Marine Expeditionary Brigade (MEB) and Amphibious Force Seventh Fleet will participate in Exercise Ssang Yong 2014 in the Republic of Korea (ROK) with the ROK Navy and Marine Corps March 27 – April 7.Ssang Yong is an annual combined exercise conducted by Navy and Marine forces with the ROK in order to strengthen mutual interoperability and working relationships across the range of military operations.Rear Adm. Hugh Wetherald, commander, Amphibious Force 7th Fleet, said: “This exercise demonstrates how the Navy and Marine Corps amphibious team is equipped and organized to carry out these national objectives in cooperation with our international partners.”Ssang Yong is intended to exercise amphibious capabilities of each nation’s Navy and Marine Corps, while enhancing the interoperability between the U.S. Marine air-ground task force and the ROK Marine task force.Approximately 7,500 U.S. Marine Corps and 2,000 U.S. Navy personnel will participate in the exercise with approximately 3,500 ROK Marine Corps and 1,000 ROK Navy forces. ROK and U.S. Navy ships including Bonhomme Richard and Boxer Amphibious Ready Groups are scheduled to support the amphibious landing.Exercise Ssang Yong will demonstrate the ability of a MEB headquarters to coordinate multiple Marine Air Ground Task Forces arriving in theatre via amphibious shipping, along with a ROK Regimental Landing Team, into an amphibious Combined Marine Expeditionary Brigade, the US Navy explained in a release. [mappress]Press Release, March 27, 2014; Image: US Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today Bonhomme Richard ARG Sets Sail for Ssang Yong View post tag: sets View post tag: Bonhomme View post tag: Defence View post tag: Defense View post tag: Richard View post tag: Navy View post tag: News by topic March 27, 2014 View post tag: Ssang View post tag: Naval MH-60S SEA HAWK HELICOPTER TAKING OFF FROM THE FLIGHT DECK OF THE USS BONHOMME RICHARDBonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group departed White Beach Naval Facility, Okinawa March 25 to participate in Exercise Ssang Yong 2014. View post tag: sail Share this articlelast_img read more

Munoz, Alonso, Valado win Bayonne Board of Ed race

first_imgBAYONNE – The Bayonne Board of Education will have two new faces in Michael Alonso and Maria Valado, while incumbent Trustee Christopher Munoz kept his seat with the most overall votes in the November 7 election, according to unofficial results from the Hudson County Clerk. Each seat carries a three-year term.Munoz ran for state assembly last June in the Democratic primary, losing to incumbent Nicholas Chiaravalloti. He won his trustee seat in 2014 when Bayonne held its first BBOED election in decades after a referendum ended the former system of mayor-appointed trustees.After studying at NJCU, Munoz taught AP courses in history and government in the Hoboken public school system. As a trustee, he chairs committees on arts and athletics, and sits on another for superintendent search and evaluation.Maria Valado, chair of the Bayonne Planning Board who ran unsuccessfully in the 2016 BBOED race, has 23 years of experience as a teacher, holds a master’s degree in urban education, and currently teaches elementary school in the Newark School District. A frequent BBOED meeting attendee, she has called for better public engagement at meetings and emphasizes raising teacher morale, which includes a fair union contract.Michael Alonso, a Republican who simultaneously ran in and lost the 31st District Assembly race, is known in Bayonne for filing a notification to recall Mayor James Davis, advocating for marijuana legalization, and protesting a proposed mosque on the city’s East Side. ×last_img read more

Medical Van for Vets Visits Ocean City Every Month

first_imgA Veterans Administration Mobile Clinic will offer free health services to veterans on Wednesday (Oct. 28) at the American Legion at 3304 Bay Avenue, Ocean City, NJ.Ocean City American Legion Post 524 will host the Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center’s Mobile Outreach Clinic (MOC) van the fourth Wednesday of every month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at post headquarters, 3304 Bay Avenue.The van visits next on Wednesday, Oct. 28.Area veterans will be offered primary care services including medical history and physicals, management of acute and chronic illnesses, women’s health and patient education. Ancillary services offered include immunizations and lab services. A social worker will be available for assistance with eligibility/enrollment, mental health referrals, and identification of resources available to veterans.Walk-in visitations are welcome, but reservations are recommended. Contact Alisha Delgado of the Wilmington, Delaware VA Medical Center at (302) 668-4371 or email: [email protected] local American Legion contact is Tom Tumelty, Post 524 Service Officer. He can be reached at (609) 398-8432 or by email at [email protected]last_img read more

Starbucks

first_imghas bought US firm The Coffee Equipment company and its Clover Brewing System.The deal will see the US coffee chain install Clover coffee machines, which have a vacuum brewing process and tailored coffee blends, alongside its standard system.The Clover system is better suited to bringing out the flavours of complex coffees, Starbucks said. Clover coffee will be sold at a higher price than Starbucks’ standard blends. Machines will be installed in the US first, then rolled out to selected international markets.Starbucks has also launched a new website, mystarbucksidea.com. Starbucks boss Howard Schultz said this and other initiatives would “help reignite” the firm’s relationship with its customers.last_img read more

Aqueous Announces New Year’s Eve Hometown Throwdown

first_imgAqueous have had a huge year in 2017, touring from coast-to-coast, performing in support of Umphrey’s McGee, rocking their own headlining club dates, and playing to packed stages at national festivals like Peach Music Festival and Summer Camp Music Festival. After a relentless year on the road, it comes as welcome news that the Buffalo-bred band will return to their hometown for a special performance on New Year’s Eve. On Sunday, December 31, Aqueous will ring in the new year at Town Ballroom in Buffalo, NY.Last month, the band released a brand new studio single, “Weight of the Word,” which is Aqueous’ first studio cut since their 2014 album Cycles. Earlier this year, Aqueous released their live record, Element Pt. I, which compiles fan-selected cuts from their 2017 Spring tour. The second installment, containing selections from their Spring 2017 run, as well as those from this Summer, is expected in the coming months.See below for a full list of Aqueous’s tour dates, and join them in celebrating 2017 while welcoming 2018 at the Town Ballroom in Buffalo, NY. Tickets are currently on sale and available here.AQUEOUS // Tour Dates9/7 – Steamboat Springs, CO – Schmiggity’s9/9 – Bellvue, CO – Canyon Jam9/12 – Iowa City, IA – Gabe’s9/13 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry9/14 – Madison, WI – The Frequency9/15 – Menasha, WI – The Source Public House9/16 – Indianapolis, IN – The Mousetrap9/22 – Thornville, OH – Resonance Music and Arts Festival9/23 & 9/24 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Comes Alive9/29 – Glens Falls – The Summit – Queensbury Hotel9/30 – Canton, NY – Java Barn10/24 – Wilmington, NC – The Calico Room10/25 – Raleigh, NC – The Pour House Music Hall10/26 – Charleston, SC – Charleston Pour House10/28 – Live Oak, FL – Suwannee Hulaween10/31 – Birmingham, AL – Zydeco11/1 – Nashville, TN – The High Watt11/2 – Asheville, NC – Asheville Music Hall11/3 – Covington, KY – Octave11/4 – Morgantown, WV – 123 Pleasant Street11/15 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom11/16 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall11/17 – Kalamazoo, MI – Bell’s Eccentric Café Back Room11/18 – Ferndale, MI – Otus Supply Parliament Room12/31 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom1/17 – 1/22 – Miami, FL – Jam Cruiselast_img read more

Irish Gardens gears up for Valentine’s Day season

first_imgAs Valentine’s Day approaches, Irish Gardens — Notre Dame’s student-run flower and balloon shop — is gearing up for the holiday season.The shop, which is located in the basement of the LaFortune Student Center and opened in the early 1980s, has students from Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s on staff and in management positions. They expect to see as many as 300 to 400 students place orders during the week.The shop, though, is in business throughout the year, helping students, faculty and staff make their special occasions the best they can be, junior supply manager Katie Lutz said.“What’s really nice is that we get to be a part of the best and worst moments of people’s lives here — like when people are celebrating birthdays it’s really exciting to celebrate with them … we’ve blown up so many of those big, huge balloons,” she said. “ … We’ve also had a lot of orders for when a roommate is sick or they’ve lost a loved one, so in [those] moments … it’s nice that we get to bring comfort.”The shop gets most of their supply from a partner in South Bend, and once the shipments arrive, employees are charged with preparing them for sale, sophomore employee Sammy Loper said.“Monday mornings we have to process the flowers that come in,” she said. “We have to take the thorns off roses and the leaves off some flowers.”Loper said one of the perks of working for Irish Gardens is that it allows her to be creative in designing people’s gifts. “People will come in — mostly guys — and be like, do you sell flowers?” she said. “And they’re like, ‘I don’t know what I want,’ so you can take their budget and create something that’s really nice.”Lutz, who began working for Irish Gardens during her freshman year after being recruited while studying in the LaFortune basement, said these usually-romantic orders create opportunities for some funny stories.“Usually people call us a week or two in advance if they want something delivered to someone’s room — usually it’s flowers or something nice, something romantic,” she said. “But we’ve had instances in which the same person has called back to change the name on the order and sent to another room. … It’s kind of dramatic … but we don’t judge.”Graduate student employee Julie Le, who said she has been trying to work at Irish Gardens since her sophomore year at the University, said her job is one of the most rewarding she’s ever had. “You get to make people happy,” she said. “Everyone likes getting flowers or balloons.”Tags: Irish Gardens, LaFortune Student Center, Valentine’s Daylast_img read more

Saint Mary’s hosts Cardinal for annual Aquinas lecture

first_imgSaint Mary’s hosted Cardinal Peter Turkson, first prefect of the dicastery for the promotion of integral human development, as its annual McMahon Aquinas lecture speaker Tuesday night. Turkson spoke of the Vatican’s perspective on helping the poor and vulnerable.Turkson discussed a three-part approach to identifying ways to assist the needy in society. It begins with seeing, he said, followed by judging and ending with acting.“We look at examples of representations of the poor and the vulnerable in our midst,” Turkson said. “This would be the moment of seeing for us, and then we shall seek to understand the humanity of the existence and the experiences of the poor and the vulnerable in our midst in the light of the Biblical Christian tradition, and that would be the moment of judgment. Finally, we should consider what concrete action may be formulated and applied as responses and remedies to the existence of the poor and the vulnerable in our midst, and then we act.” Anna Mason | The Observer Cardinal Peter Turkson addresses the Saint Mary’s community at the annual McMahon Aquinas lecture Tuesday night. The lecture explored the manner in which the Vatican works with the poor and the vulnerable.The inciting forces for Turkson’s work within the Vatican were one of Pope Francis’ Masses, during which he spoke about Catholics being guardians of the poor and environment, and later meetings Turkson had with leaders of popular movements.“Pope Francis’ invitation to be guardians drew attention to the poor in our midst,” Turkson said. “Then the invitation to the organizations meeting for the popular movement drew attention to the hopelessness of situations the poor … in our cities, the need for land for work, a roof over their head and what to do.”Turkson said the enemies to developing the poor are indifference and apathy.“We must never allow the culture of prosperity to deaden us and to make us incapable of feeling compassion for the outcry of the poor, weeping of other people’s pain and sense the need to help them at all,” he said. “We cannot remain silent in the face of the suffering of millions of people whose dignity is wounded, nor can we continue to move forward if the spread of poverty and injustice has not healed.”This apathy and indifference can be healed through the realization that all of humanity is rooted in Genesis from the same first family, Turkson said. This realization naturally leads to the necessity for equality.“The fact that they [humans] come from the same womb means that they share the same nature, that they are equal in dignity,” Turkson said. “One brother does not have more dignity than the other brother so that equality as an equal sense of dignity is very crucial and that means that it is crucial for both the rich and the poor.”All of humanity has an interest in promoting the human dignity of the poor, Turkson said.“There is nobody who can live full human dignity so long as there is another who cannot live in full human dignity,” he said.Turkson said he sees the end of inequality to come through the development of the poor and vulnerable in ways that recognize their God-given dignity. This development, Turkson said, comes through seeing that the world is equally given to all of humanity.“Development as a realization of human dignity must apply to all,” he said. “True development must then be universal, developing what every person possesses by nature. Everything that is created is destined for all of humanity, all of humanity is meant to benefit.”Human dignity and the responsibility of development applies not only to Catholics but also to political leaders. Turkson said the goal of a leader should be “an inclusive society and an inclusive political system.”“People who are responsible for public authority must have a valued conception of the common good, to promote and implement some of those conditions which permit and foster the human beings,” Turkson said.Tags: cardinal peter turkson, mcmahon aquinas lecture, Thomas Aquinaslast_img read more

Georgia Produce Prices

first_img“Retail prices probably won’t reflect that entire price jump since other markets providesome of those same vegetables,” he said. But prices will go up. They may even doublecurrent prices. “We’re likely to see a price spike at the grocery store from now until the next cropcomes in sometime in late March or mid-April,” said Bill Mizelle, an economist withthe University of Georgia Extension Service. Georgia temperatures dipped into the 20s, too. Fortunately, crops here weren’t hurt asmuch as in Florida. “With the drop in supply, prices for farmers and at the retail level will rise at first,” hesaid. “But if there is a lot of replanting in Florida, both states’ growers may sufferlater.” South Florida buying-point prices have nearly doubled on beans and tomatoes. Squashand pepper prices rose by 25 percent to 50 percent. “Anything they choose to replant may overlap with Georgia crops at the market laterthis year,” Mizelle said. “If Florida farmers with damaged crops replant,” Mizelle said, “consumers will pay forthe freeze now, but farmers in Georgia and Florida will pay for it later.” A produce glut at the market causes prices to the farmer to drop. As wholesalers payless for produce, retail prices drop. “We got a little damage in our cabbage and collards,” he said. “But they should recoverbefore they’re marketed. Mustard and turnip greens may have to be cut, refertilizedand allowed to regrow.”center_img Not only did an arctic blast freeze south Georgia and Florida vegetable crops, butgrocery shoppers may get a chill when they see produce prices climb. Extension horticulturist Terry Kelley said most of Georgia’s winter crops came throughthe freeze with very little damage. The freeze may have slightly damaged the quills (the spiky leaves) of Georgia’s sweetonion crop. But Kelley said he didn’t expect the damage to be serious. “Grocery prices from April into June will probably be lower than normal,” Mizellesaid. If Florida farmers replant, the crop Georgia farmers nurture until harvest could beworth less. Kelley said anything Florida farmers don’t replant would certainly be betterfor Georgia farmers’ prices. South Florida vegetable-growing area temperatures plunged to 20 degrees the weekendof Jan. 18. Mizelle said his reports estimate total losses in some areas. Some Florida farmers with damaged crops may replant their fields, hoping to recoversome of their losses.last_img read more

GMP to build solar array in Berlin, largest in northern New England

first_imgGreen Mountain Power customers will be especially happy to see the sun shine in Berlin, Vermont, where the Company will build the largest solar array in Northern New England. At 200 kilowatts, the new array will be the largest project in Vermont when it is built this summer.”Building a large solar generator is an important step towards reaching our vision of supplying customers with power that has low carbon emissions, low cost and high reliability,” said Mary Powell, president and chief executive officer of Green Mountain Power. “Solar power is extremely low in emissions, and perhaps best of all, with the help of declining solar costs, grants and tax credits, this project will be cost effective for our customers.”The solar generator will be located on Green Mountain Power property west of Montpelier on a site that is ideal for a solar installation, with open space and good sun.Using a competitive bid process, Green Mountain Power has chosen Alteris Renewables (formerly SolarWorks and Solar Wrights) of Montpelier, Vermont, to build the plant. “We very consciously bid the project among Vermont companies so this project would support our green economy and create jobs here at home,” said Ms. PowellThe permitting process has begun and the project is expected to be completed this summer. “This solar plant will be an important milestone for Vermont in terms of realizing cost-effective, utility scale solar generation,” said Leigh Seddon, vice president of Alteris Renewables.The Berlin project will be Green Mountain Power’s third solar installation. The Company recently installed a 58-kilowatt solar power system at GMP’s Westminster, Vermont, service center, which supplies 80 percent of that facility’s electricity needs. It also has four-kilowatt solar panels at its Colchester headquarters, which provide enough electricity to power its two plug-in hybrid vehicles.Green Mountain Power will develop a website with generation data about the plant, which will be accessible to the public and particularly useful to school groups who study renewable energy and choose to tour the site.”In Vermont, we are always happy to see the sun shine,” said Ms. Powell. “This gives us one more reason to rejoice on a sunny day.”About Green Mountain PowerGreen Mountain Power (www.greenmountainpower.com(link is external)) transmits, distributes and sells electricity and utility construction services in the State of Vermont in a service territory with approximately one quarter of Vermont’s population. It serves more than 200,000 people and businesses.About Alteris RenewablesFormed when SolarWrights, Inc, and Solar Works, Inc joined forces in October of 2008, Alteris Renewables is a full service renewable energy systems integrator and project developer. The company provides solar electric (photovoltaic), solar thermal, and wind energy solutions for commercial, residential, education, municipal and institutional clients. The company has industry leading expertise in engineering, design, project management, performance analysis, project financing and renewable energy credit programs. For more information, please visit www.alterisinc.com(link is external).COLCHESTER, VT–(Marketwire – April 06, 2009) -Highlighted LinksGreen Mountain PowerAlteris Renewableslast_img read more