Hannah Robins Steps Up in SUU Women’s Basketbal Loss

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailIRVINE, Calif.-Hannah Robins posted 6 points and 6 rebounds in pacing the Southern Utah women’s basketball team as they fell 75-58 to the UC Irvine Anteaters Tuesday at the Bren Events Center.Robins, a former Juab High star, continues to contribute to new head coach Tracy Sanders’ squad in a positive manner.Peyton Shephered, a former North Sevier star added 2 points and 5 rebounds in the loss for the Thunderbirds.The Southern Utah women are next in action Friday at UC Davis against the Aggies before returning to the America First Event Center November 27 to host in-state foe Brigham Young. Tags: BYU/Hannah Robins/Peyton Shepherd/SUU Women’s Basketball/Tracy Sanders/UC Davis/UC Irvine Anteaters November 20, 2018 /Sports News – Local Hannah Robins Steps Up in SUU Women’s Basketbal Loss Written by Brad Jameslast_img read more

NYC sports arenas welcoming fully vaccinated fans back, other businesses may follow

first_img Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmaillittleny/iStockBy Ivan Pereira, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Across the country, tens of millions of Americans received a tangible bill of health following their vaccinations against the coronavirus.And in New York’s biggest arenas, that vaccination card will be their ticket back to indoor events.This week, Madison Square Garden and Barclays Center will be the first major indoor sports venues to allow fans who show proof of full vaccination to purchase tickets to NBA and NHL games, albeit with limited seating and a mask mandate.Ben Diamond, a Knicks and Rangers fan who started the blog Concrete New York, that has chronicled the city’s sports fans’ thoughts and experiences during the pandemic, told ABC News that he and other fans were relieved when the arena announced the plan.“I’d personally feel better going to the Garden if I was fully vaccinated, and knew that others had their shots,” said Diamond, 25, who received his first vaccine shot last week.Public health experts and business experts predict that more indoor businesses will ask for vaccination confirmations from customers as more locations begin reopening. However, they warned that such a program would not immediately bring their businesses back to pre-pandemic times, as millions of Americans are still waiting for their shots and thousands of new COVID-19 cases are still recorded daily.Dr. Dean Winslow, an infectious disease physician at Stanford Health Care, told ABC News that MSG and Barclays Center’s strategy is effective since it doesn’t rely heavily on vaccination rates to safely allow fans inside.The arenas are only at 10% capacity, and any ticket buyer that is not 14 days out of their second shot will have to present a negative coronavirus test, according to MSG’s website. All fans must also adhere to the mask mandate, regardless of their vaccination status.“I do think people do have to understand that any time you have to gather indoors, outside of your immediate family, you are assuming a risk, but the risk [at MSG] is manageable,” Winslow told ABC News.Winslow said other sports locations will likely be instituting similar policies during the spring and summer if they want to welcome their fans back safely — but it may take time.“Right now, with such a small percentage vaccinated, it’s going to be a few months before you see these policies adopted on a widespread basis,” he predicted.Lauren Bock Mullins, an assistant professor of management at the College of Staten Island, told ABC News the policy will likely go beyond sporting events.Indoor businesses that have been most impacted by the pandemic, such as movie theaters, concert halls, shops and restaurants, have been yearning to get their customers back without spreading the virus, she said.In many cities and towns, those businesses have reopened and have strict health policies, including limited seating and mask mandates.Mullins said a proof of vaccination option may be used by bigger businesses and chains first, but smaller mom-and-pops will be keeping their eyes on the plan’s effectiveness.“If they do it well, I don’t see why others would not want to follow suit,” Mullins told ABC News.Public health experts warned that businesses that do impose a policy that allows for more vaccinated customers to enter a venue need to be careful.Philip Alcabes, the director of the public health program at Hunter College, said that the country’s vaccination rate is moving at a good pace nationally, but there are still some counties that are lagging behind, particularly in lower-income and minority neighborhoods.Proof of vaccination policies, at this point, would accentuate the vaccine inequality on an economic level, Alcabes said.“These sorts of systems that require people to show proof of something always invite opportunities to have inequities,” Alcabes told ABC News.The professor added that there is still the threat of rising cases from the COVID-19 variants, and people need to stick to social distancing, even if they already received their shots, until more people are vaccinated.Alcabes said if indoor businesses do start implementing the proof of vaccination policy, people who have been hesitant to get the vaccine may do so, if only to begin resuming their normal lives.Diamond said he has heard from a lot of sports fans in the New York area who are more than willing to get their shots and return to their pre-pandemic activities.He said fans feel a sense of appreciation and acknowledgment when they see rewards being offered to those getting vaccinated.“Some fans will say, ‘OK I don’t want to miss out on this,’” Diamond said. “They feel they’ve done a good job being safe.”Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Beau Lundcenter_img March 31, 2021 /Sports News – National NYC sports arenas welcoming fully vaccinated fans back, other businesses may followlast_img read more

FINCK, MARY ELLEN

first_img64, passed away at Bayonne Medical Center on July 2, 2017 with her family and friends by her side. Mary Ellen was born in Bayonne and has been a lifelong resident. She was a retired school teacher with the Bayonne Board of Education for over 37 years working at the Midtown Community School as a kindergarten teacher. Daughter of the late John E. Finck and Gertrude McCaffrey Finck. Sister of Rainor Finck and his wife Maria and John E. Finck Jr. and his wife Sandy. Lifelong partner of Mark Boyle. Aunt of Justin Finck and his wife Nancy and their children Brody and Olivia. Christopher Finck and his wife Vinessa and their children, Solane and Michael. John E. Finck III and his son Jack. Adam Finck and his wife Kristin and their daughter Holland. Special friend to James and Kate. Also survived by many cousins, friends, teachers and her “Peeps.” In lieu of flowers, if you like to make a donation in Mary Ellen’s name, please do so to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (http://www.stjude.org). Envelops will be available at the funeral home. Funeral arrangements by G. KEENEN O’BRIEN Funeral Home 984 Avenue C.last_img read more

Rep. Banks introduces bill to warn consumers of apps created in security-risk countries

first_img Facebook (Photo supplied/U.S. Rep. Jim Banks) Congressman Jim Banks introduced a bill this week aimed at warning consumers about using apps that are controlled by enemy regimes.Banks says Americans are spending more time online and connecting virtually, and his bill would warn consumers before they download an app from countries that pose a national security risk.The Department of Defense has warned people not to use Tik Tok, from China, for the same reason. WhatsApp Google+ Google+ Twitter Rep. Banks introduces bill to warn consumers of apps created in security-risk countries Facebook By Tommie Lee – April 22, 2020 0 332 WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest Pinterest IndianaLocalNationalNewsSouth Bend Market Previous articleIndiana officials won’t detail nursing home virus outbreaksNext articleMuffet McGraw announces retirement from Notre Dame Tommie Leelast_img read more

Gov’t Mule Welcomes Marcus King & More For Exciting Tour Opener At The Music Farm

first_imgLast night, Gov’t Mule opened up a spring tour schedule with a stop at the beloved Music Farm in Columbia, SC. The band came straight from Wanee Music Festival, where they had the chance to jam with Jack Pearson, and members Warren Haynes and Danny Louis joined Widespread Panic for one of their two performances at the Florida fest.While festival sets are always fun, there’s nothing quite like a band playing their own show. The group went deep into their catalog, opening with “Railroad Boy” and playing a potent “Mule” with a cover of Bo Diddley’s “Who Do You Love?” sandwiched in the middle. The group also welcomed a number of guests to the performance, including Craig Sorrells, Marcus King, and Jack Mascari.Check out the full setlist from the performance below:Setlist: Gov’t Mule at The Music Farm, Columbia, SC – 4/18/16Set One: Railroad Boy > Mule > Who Do You Love? > Mule, Beautifully Broken, Whisper In Your Soul, I Believe To My Soul (with Craig Sorrells), Time To Confess, I Think You Know What I Mean > When The Levee Breaks > I Think You Know What I Mean, Stratus (with Craig Sorrells & Marcus King)Set Two: Grinnin’ In Your Face > Mother Earth > Lay Your Burden Down, Steppin’ Lightly, Trane > Eternity’s Breath > St. Stephen Jam > Reaper Withers Jam > Hope She’ll Be Happier (with Craig Sorrells), Don’t Step On The Grass Sam, I’m A RamEncore: Goin’ Out West (with Craig Sorrells, Jack Mascari & Marcus King)All photos and the full gallery below are provided by Ellison White Photography: Load remaining imageslast_img read more

We Pay Tribute to Chilina Kennedy With a Beautiful Sketch

first_img View Comments It’s always some kind of wonderful when we can celebrate the Great White Way’s Beautiful: The Carole King Musical! Broadway.com resident artist Justin “Squigs” Robertson has penned this sketch of the current cast of the hit tuner, which is playing at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre. There’s Chilina Kennedy as Carole King, Scott J. Campbell as Gerry Goffin, Jessica Keenan Wynn as Cynthia Weil, Ben Jacoby as Barry Mann, Paul Anthony Stewart as Don Kirshner and Liz Larsen as Genie Klein. It’s enough to make the earth move under our feet! About the Artist: With a desire to celebrate the magic of live theater and those who create it, and with a deep reverence for such touchstones as the work of Al Hirschfeld and the wall at Sardi’s, Squigs is happy and grateful to be among those carrying on the traditions where theater and caricature meet. He was born and raised in Oregon, lived in Los Angeles for quite a long time and now calls New York City his home. Show Closed This production ended its run on Oct. 27, 2019 Related Shows Beautiful: The Carole King Musical © Justin “Squigs” Robertson Star Files Chilina Kennedylast_img read more

Cranberries

first_imgBy Allie ByrdUniversity of GeorgiaThe holidays are here. During this busy season, it’s easy to forget to add a few people to your shopping list. But don’t fret. There is always time to whip up a last-minute, homemade treat anyone will love to receive, says a University of Georgia food expert.“Homemade gifts tell someone you care enough to put some time and creativity into giving,” says Elizabeth Andress, the director of the National Center for Home Food Preservation and specialist with the UGA Cooperative Extension.Here are two cranberry recipes from the canning guidebook “So Easy To Preserve.” Cranberry Orange Chutney• 24 ounces fresh whole cranberries • 2 cups chopped white onion• 2 cups golden raisins• 1½ cups white sugar• 1½ cups packed brown sugar• 2 cups white distilled vinegar (5 percent)• 1 cup orange juice• 2 tablespoons grated orange zest• 4 teaspoons peeled, grated fresh ginger• 3 sticks cinnamonThis recipe is a great side dish or condiment for turkey, chicken or pork. It makes eight half-pint jars of jellied chutney.Start by washing the jars. Keep them hot until ready to use. Prepare lids according to manufacturer’s directions.Rinse cranberries well. Combine all ingredients in a large Dutch oven. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat and simmer gently for 15 minutes or until cranberries are tender. Stir often to prevent scorching. Remove cinnamon sticks and discard.Fill the hot chutney into the clean, hot half-pint jars, leaving a half-inch of headspace. Remove air bubbles and adjust headspace if needed. Wipe rims with a damp paper towel. Apply two-piece metal canning lids. Process them in a boiling water canner for 10 minutes. Time may need to be longer at high altitudes. Let them cool undisturbed for 12 hours to 24 hours and check seals.Spicy Cranberry Salsa• 6 cups chopped red onion• 4 finely chopped large serrano peppers• 1½ cups water• 1½ cups cider vinegar (five percent)• 1 tablespoon canning salt• 1 1/3 cups sugar• 6 tablespoons clover honey• 12 cups (2¾ pounds) rinsed, fresh whole cranberriesThis recipe is a great dip. It makes six pint jars. Gloves should be worn when handling and cutting hot peppers or wash hands thoroughly with soap and water before touching your face or eyes.Begin by washing canning jars. Keep hot until ready to use. Prepare lids according to manufacturer’s directions.Next, combine all ingredients, except cranberries, in a large Dutch oven. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat slightly and boil gently for five minutes.Add cranberries, reduce heat slightly and simmer mixture for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent scorching.Fill the hot mixture into clean, hot pint jars, leaving a quarter-inch headspace. Leave saucepan over low heat while filling jars. Remove air bubbles and adjust headspace if needed. Wipe rims of jars with damp paper towel and apply two-piece metal canning lids.Process them in a boiling water canner for 10 minutes. Time may need to be longer at high altitudes. Let them cool undisturbed for 12 hours to 24 hours and check seals.For more recipe and ideas, go to the Web site www.homefoodpreservation.com.(Allie Byrd is a writer with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Office of Communications.)last_img read more

D.W. Brooks Lecture

first_imgMolecular biologist and agricultural technology advocate Nina Fedoroff will visit the University of Georgia on Tuesday, Nov. 7, to deliver the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences’ D.W. Brooks Lecture at 3:30 p.m. in Mahler Hall at the UGA Center for Continuing Education and Hotel on the university’s Athens campus.Fedoroff has spent her career advocating for the role of technology in helping to end malnutrition. Her talk, entitled “The GMO Wars: What do we do when scientists and citizens deeply disagree?”, will explore the space between the need to produce more resilient, sustainable crops and public attitudes toward genetically modified foods.“We have a moral obligation, as agricultural scientists, to do all we can to feed the world’s growing population,” said CAES Dean Sam Pardue. “It will take a cadre of scientists across many disciplines working together to solve this complex problem. But, at the same time, we must be diligent about making sure consumers understand the need, the science and the solutions. We must listen to citizen concerns and ensure we are addressing them in the process.”The D.W. Brooks Lecture is held each year in honor of college alumnus and Gold Kist Inc. founder D.W. Brooks and is accompanied by the D.W. Brooks Awards for Excellence. The awards recognize college faculty and staff who have demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to the college’s missions of research, instruction and extension.“The D.W. Brooks Lecture is our opportunity to bring in change-makers who have an impact on hunger and malnutrition in the real world and to inspire and challenge ourselves to meet the goal of feeding the world’s growing population by the year 2030,” said Amrit Bart, director of global programs for CAES.Fedoroff works to ensure that people around the world have enough to eat, and she is a strong proponent of using technology as a means to achieve that goal. She speaks and writes often on topics at the intersection of agriculture and technology and advocates for the use of enhanced crop breeding techniques to help supply food-insecure areas of the world with proper nutrition.Her TED Talk, “A Secret Weapon Against Zika and Other Mosquito-borne Diseases,” has been viewed more than 44,000 times. Her TEDxCERN Talk, “10 Billion People for Dinner,” has been seen over 16,000 times.She has served as a science and technology adviser to the U.S. Secretary of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development and served as the founding director of the Center for Desert Agriculture at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia.Today she is a professor emerita of biology and former Evan Pugh Professor at The Pennsylvania State University. Fedoroff was formerly the director of the Penn State Biotechnology Institute and the founding director of the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences.For more information about the event, visit www.caes.uga.edu/about/signature-events/dw-brooks.html.last_img read more

GMP’s demand response customers now part of EnerNOC’s network

first_imgGreen Mountain Power Corp,Saving money while benefitting the electric grid just became easier for Vermont’s Green Mountain Power customers. EnerNOC, Inc. (NASDAQ: ENOC), a leading developer and provider of clean and intelligent energy solutions, today announced that it has signed a partnership agreement with Green Mountain Power, an electric utility that transmits, distributes and sells electricity in the State of Vermont in a service territory with approximately one quarter of Vermont s population.  Under the terms of the partnership, customers currently enrolled in Green Mountain Power s demand response program will be rolled into EnerNOC s demand response network. In addition, Green Mountain Power and EnerNOC will work together to actively recruit additional commercial, institutional, and industrial customers into the program. Green Mountain Power selected EnerNOC as its preferred demand response partner in order to maximize its customers revenue opportunities and ensure that they receive the highest levels of service and support. Our customers will benefit greatly from our new partnership with EnerNOC, said Mary Powell, president and chief executive officer of Green Mountain Power. The technical expertise that EnerNOC offers will enable our customers to take full advantage of demand response opportunities, thus saving them money.Demand response is a program where customers reduce their electric usage in response to high wholesale prices or system reliability events. The program is available to customers who can quickly reduce at least 100 kilowatts of electric usage when notified of an event. By lowering energy usage, customers help decrease demand on the system, which saves costs for all customers in the region. Demand response programs offer these customers a financial incentive in exchange for their participation. We re very excited to work with Green Mountain Power and its customers, said Gregg Dixon, Senior Vice President of Sales and Business Development at EnerNOC. EnerNOC s extensive experience working with businesses throughout New England including those in industries that are the lifeblood of the Vermont economy, such as lumber, food-processing, and hospitality enables us to develop customized energy reduction strategies, deliver reliable demand response results, and provide an overall increase in energy awareness for end-use customers.For information about joining EnerNOC s demand response network, please visit www.enernoc.com/get-started(link is external) or email [email protected](link sends e-mail).About EnerNOCEnerNOC, Inc. is a leading developer and provider of clean and intelligent energy solutions to commercial, institutional, and industrial customers, as well as electric power grid operators and utilities. EnerNOC’s technology-enabled demand response and energy management solutions help optimize the balance of electric supply and demand. The Company uses its Network Operations Center, or NOC, to remotely manage and reduce electricity consumption across a network of commercial, institutional, and industrial customer sites and make demand response capacity and energy available to grid operators and utilities on demand. For more information visit www.enernoc.com(link is external).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.Source: EnerNOClast_img read more

Trump trade policies won’t stop U.S. renewable energy growth experts say

first_imgTrump trade policies won’t stop U.S. renewable energy growth experts say FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):The multi-front trade war being waged by the U.S. ranks as the most significant policy challenge for the country’s renewable energy industry under the Trump administration, according to industry insiders including Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners K/S Executive Director Will Demas.Since imposing duties on foreign-made solar cells and panels in January, President Donald Trump has levied tariffs on imported steel and aluminum and is considering taxes on power electronics used in solar arrays as part of a broader package of import restrictions on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods.“It’s definitely not background noise,” Demas, whose Danish firm is a part-owner of the Vineyard Offshore Wind Project in the U.S., said of the escalating trade feud on a July 25 conference call organized by the American Council on Renewable Energy. “I think there will be some slowdown as projects have to find new ways to become economic.”Jonathan Yellen, a managing director at Mizuho Americas LLC, agreed that rising trade tensions are a “real concern” for the cost of renewable energy projects in the U.S. and the availability of capital. However, investors in Asia “are taking a little bit of a longer-term view and I think would expect that things are going to sort themselves out, notwithstanding choppiness in the near term,” said Yellen, whose firm is a subsidiary of Japan-headquartered Mizuho Bank Ltd.Tensions between the U.S. and its trading partners are rising at a time when foreign investment is providing a boost to America’s renewable energy industry, investors say, helping to push up clean energy investment in the U.S. to $28.8 billion in the first half of 2018, 31% over the first six months of 2017, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance. The surge is happening despite the Trump administration’s determination to prop up uneconomic coal-fired power plants rather than advancing cleaner alternatives.“My impression is that people here … are not looking at the U.S. because they expect lots of favorable policies,” said Chris Archer, head of green energy in the Americas at Macquarie Capital (USA) Inc., a subsidiary of Australia-headquartered Macquarie Group Ltd. Instead, “they just see a huge opportunity irrespective of the details of the policy.” The Trump administration is unlikely to implement policies “that will be enough to stop the [renewable energy] industry in the U.S.,” he added.More ($): Trade fights could dampen US clean-energy enthusiasm, but not kill itlast_img read more