USU releases statement regarding postgame incident with Nevada

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah – Utah State Vice President and Director of Athletics John Hartwell released the following statement Monday afternoon regarding the postgame incident with its men’s basketball home game against Nevada last weekend. Robert Lovell March 4, 2019 /Sports News – Local USU releases statement regarding postgame incident with Nevada Written bycenter_img “First of all, we want to thank both the Mountain West and the University of Nevada in helping us review the postgame incident from Saturday night. While unfortunate, it should not overshadow what was a great college basketball game between two NCAA Tournament-caliber teams. After reviewing all the evidence, from surveillance video to eyewitness accounts, the incident was not a game management issue and was not caused by our students rushing the court. The unsportsmanlike behavior following the game did not include any of our student-athletes, but rather a couple of staff members, which is unacceptable, and we will handle those issues internally. Moving forward, Utah State Athletics will review our game management procedures in an effort to continually learn and improve.” Tags: Mountain West/Nevada Wolf Pack/Utah State Aggies Basketballlast_img read more

Juab and North Sanpete Football Make Appearance On Prestigious Top 10 List

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailNEPHI/MT. PLEASANT, Utah-Juab football and North Sanpete football, each on the heels of impressive wins Friday, have advanced up the rankings on the prestigious Utah Prep Rag Top 10 list circa August 25.The 2-0 Wasps, are coming off a 30-19 win over Class 4-A Cedar City on the road, rising to No. 7 overall in these standings.Last week, Juab was at No. 8The 2-0 Hawks are coming off of a 38-6 rout of Emery. This places North Sanpete at No. 9 overall in the standings.Last week, they were at No. 10.The Wasps will host Class 5-A Salem Hills Friday at 7:00 pm with the Hawks visiting South Sevier Friday for a 7:00 pm game. The North Sanpete game against the Rams will be broadcast on KMTI AM-650, FM, 95.1 and 106.7 or online at by clicking on the “KMTI” link.The Wasps are currently led by versatile SLOT back Jared Dye. The junior has amassed 137 scrimmage yards on 13 touches, including 3 receptions for 64 yards in wins over Parowan and aforementioned Cedar City to start the season.Sophomore signal-caller Alex Jackson has completed 57.7 percent of his passes (15-26) for 177 yards thus far on the season. Senior tailback Grant Orme has a pair of scoring runs thus far on the season to lead Juab in that category.Defensively, senior linebacker Hudson Perry has 2 sacks to pace the Wasps and sophomore linebacker Boden Ballow has 9 tackles to lead Juab in that category.The Hawks are paced by junior signal-caller Landon Bowles who has completed 79.1 percent of his passes (34-43, 457 yards) for 10 touchdowns and an interception in North Sanpete’s wins over Grantsville and Emery to commence the season.Senior tailbacks Trevin Morley and Laramie Roberts have each run for a score this season for the Hawks.Senior receivers Magnus Clawson (11 rec, 172 yards [15.64 yards per reception], 4 TD’s) and Brady Jacobson (5 rec, 152 yards, 3 TD’s) have each been highly productive targets for Bowles.No defensive statistics are available for the Hawks. Brad James Tags: Juab football/North Sanpete Football August 25, 2020 /Sports News – Local Juab and North Sanpete Football Make Appearance On Prestigious Top 10 List Written bylast_img read more

Press release: Young people in Derbyshire have a say on what HS2 could do for them

first_img Press and media enquiries We are building a railway for the next 100 years and, as our future passengers, it is vital that young people are kept informed of HS2’s development whilst also having a say in what their future rail network will look like. It’s important we consider their forward-looking ideas to future-proof the railway for successive generations, and I was really impressed with the concepts suggested by members of Erewash Youth Forum. Not only were they well-thought out, mature and realistic, they offered innovative ideas about the railway design and passenger experience. Wilsthorpe School pupils deciding what elements to incorporate into their ideal HS2 stationIdeasSome ideas for the East Midlands Hub suggested by the pupils included installing gender neutral toilets, utilising face scanners instead of physical tickets and incorporating wildlife habitats into the building’s structure.William Holt is a Year 10 pupil at Saint John Houghton Catholic Voluntary Academy in Ilkeston. He said: For people my age, HS2 offers incredible job prospects for the future. I am looking to go into engineering, a field which the UK already excels at, but HS2 really puts the cherry on top. In an interactive workshop run by HS2 Ltd, members of Erewash Youth Forum were tasked with taking on the role of station builders. They chose which elements to add to their preferred building design while also considering the customer experience, environmental impacts and managing the project – just like the real thing.Administered by Erewash Borough Council, Erewash Youth Forum is supported by Derbyshire County Council and 9 local schools, including Bennerley Fields School in Ilkeston, who hosted the HS2-themed event on Tuesday 14 May.Kim Soucy, Senior Engagement Advisor, HS2 Ltd, said: As a group, we really thought about how we could make the station experience better for every kind of passenger who will use HS2. We proposed a design that was eco-friendly yet not too expensive, but also offered entertainment while you wait for your train. Train travel now is very hectic and it’s often difficult getting a seat. HS2 will get you places quicker but will also ensure there is enough room for everyone to sit down on its trains. Other ideas generated at the event included offering colour coded and sound enhanced environments to aid visually impaired and hard of hearing passengers, utilising recycled materials to build the station and installing a community garden to provide produce for the station’s cafés and restaurants.center_img Contact form… Wilsthorpe School pupil taking part in the HS2 workshop at Bennerley Fields School Saint John Houghton Catholic Voluntary Academy pupils designing their ideal HS2 stationErewash Youth ForumConsisting of representatives aged 11 to 19, Erewash Youth Forum meets 5 times a year and aims to listen and speak for the young people of Erewash. The Forum aims to promote equality among young people, ensuring they are more involved in decisions that affect their lives and advance their participation in society and civic life.Over 30,000 people will play a role in delivering Britain’s new high speed railway, and HS2 is investing in young people now to leave a lasting legacy for the future.HS2 Ltd’s education ambassadors will be working with pupils – ahead of the choices they will make over whether college, work or university is the right path to take – knowing that today’s teenagers are the ones that could be constructing HS2 as it extends from the Midlands to the North by 2033, or driving the high-speed trains of the future. Wilsthorpe School pupils deciding what elements to incorporate into their ideal HS2 stationEast Midlands HubFrom 2033, passengers in the region will be served by a new East Midlands Hub adjacent to Erewash in Toton, which will provide high-speed connections to core UK cities including Leeds, Newcastle, Birmingham and London.As the best connected station on the new high speed network outside of the capital, and with enhanced classic rail, tram and bus services, the East Midlands Hub will ensure people in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire are well placed to benefit from HS2. In addition, HS2 services will also serve Chesterfield, ensuring that the whole region can benefit from new, improved and faster rail services.Olivia Guy is a Year 9 pupil at Wilsthorpe School in Long Eaton. She said: The press and media enquiries line is for accredited journalists onlylast_img read more

Skydiving in the Blue Ridge

first_imgIf you want to experience the element, get out of the vehicle.” Those words were racing through my head on my first skydive. I was about to strap myself to a stranger and slide from the safety of a plane some two miles above ground.I arrived at the D.C. Skydiving Center (which is not actually in DC but on the rural outskirts), surprised to see laughing faces and high-fives and twirling parachutes floating softly to the ground. I looked over at my boyfriend, who would also be jumping, and we silently nodded: this is it.My first stop was the bathroom trailer parked on the side of a barn. My biggest fear was not jetting toward the ground at 120 miles per hour, but expelling some form of bodily excrement in the process. I had watched countless YouTube videos during the past few months; I knew what could happen.When I came out of the shoulder-width stall, a girl in skinny jeans, a tank top, and knee-high, lace-up boots was waiting.“Are you jumping?” I asked her.“Yeaaahh!” she said, squealing excitedly.I looked in the mirror, letting my eyes drift to my matching gray shirt, shorts, and sneakers— quite a fashionable choice for a “last outfit.”After signing in and signing away my life, a man from the Ukraine gave me and the other 19 jumpers a quick rundown of the process. I mimicked his positions, but my mind was elsewhere. I scanned the circle of jumpers, sizing myself up against them; my odds of survival looked decent at best.The first group of instructors and their clients left shortly after the safety talk. I sat with my mother and boyfriend in the flimsy plastic chairs by the runway, our necks craned toward the sky, squinting to see any sign of a jumper. In the distance, first one, then two, then six tiny white specks appeared amid the airy clouds. We watched their shapes curve left and right, growing larger as they glided back to Earth. Their landings were as peaceful as the flights had seemed, and I could feel the anxiety melt away from my pounding heart.As the second group went up, I received my harness and a rough cinching down from one of the employees. The full-body contraption was so snug I could hardly stand up straight.“My last meal was IHOP,” said one of the guys who would be on the final flight of the day.I considered the leftover Chinese food I’d crammed down a few hours ago, praying it didn’t make another appearance. The sounds of cheering from the runway announced the safe arrival of the second group. I gulped hard. This was really it.My instructor-guide-savior, Chris Whittey, slapped me on the back with a cheerful grin.“Let me pack up this chute and we’ll get to it!” he said. My group was already loading onto the plane. I could see the back of my boyfriend’s head as he disappeared into the cockpit. A knot that felt strangely like a wadded up ball of rice and General Tso’s tofu made its way to my chest.“Guess where you get to sit?” Chris said.“In your lap?” I responded, nervously laughing.“Right by the door! You’re jumping first.”Joy, I thought. We hopped on board. I looked back to give my boyfriend one last half-hysterical, half-excited smile. The roar of the plane’s engine drowned out any last-minute doubting. The trees shrank away, miniaturizing with each foot we gained in elevation.I stared ahead at the wall in front of me. Alongside the mandatory safety reminders taped to the aluminum siding was a sticker that said NO FARTING.“You don’t want to know what happens when someone farts in a closed cockpit,” Chris said. He glanced at his watch. 8,000 feet. Almost there.I started getting anxious. I must have asked Chris at least 10 times if I could put my goggles on.“Not yet,” he kept telling me. “We’ll do it 30 seconds before we jump.”When he finally nudged me to put those ridiculous triangular prisms on, I began to lose any sense of who or what or where I was. Chris double-checked all of our attachment points and locking mechanisms.“Ready?” he said.Do I have a choice? I thought.Chris slid open the airplane door and scooted us to the edge. I looked down at my feet as they dangled above the clouds.“Lean back,” he reminded me and I dipped my head back, eyes wide.Holy crap, I thought as we fell from the plane.I’m not sure why they call it jumping or even skydiving for that matter. It was more like a belly flop, like a beached whale sliding into thin air. When we rolled over I could see just how quickly we were falling; the plane had diminished to a mere dot in the sky. My mouth was open wide as I laughed and woo-hooed, all of which was silent in the roaring wind. Within seconds, I experienced the worst case of cottonmouth you could ever imagine, but I didn’t care. I was flying.With no reference point above or below, it felt like it was only the two of us in that endless expanse of white. It didn’t take long to shed any inhibitions and feel at one with the sky, but I was just as quickly brought back to reality as Chris pulled the chute and my legs swung out in front of me.“THAWAZAWTHUM,” I sputtered.Translation. That. Was. Awesome.Check out the video here!last_img read more

Guatemala Anti-Drug Crime Drive Nabs 10

first_imgBy Dialogo December 22, 2010 A police and military crackdown on drug crime spilling across the border from Mexico has yielded 10 arrests in Guatemala’s northern Alta Verapaz department, Defense Minister Abraham Valenzuela said. The anti-crime drive launched by order of President Alvaro Colom suspends some civil liberties, including the right to protest and urges people to report crimes. The campaign is to last 30 days, but Colom said it will go on “as long as necessary.” Valenzuela told a press conference 10 people have been arrested so far in Alta Verapaz, “including one woman” and two people for carrying a weapon without a permit. Eight other people arrested are suspected of belonging to drug trafficking organizations, he said, adding that all those apprehended claim to be Guatemalans. Weapons, ammunition and four vehicles, “some armor plated and with characteristics used by drug traffickers,” were also seized during the anti-crime offensive, he said. The combined military-police sweep focused in and around Alta Verapaz capital Coban, 220 kilometers (137 miles) north of Guatemala City, Valenzuela said. The minister said Colom launched the crackdown because he “is very concerned over the growing level of crime and insecurity across Guatemala, and because Alta Verapaz is being hit hard by violence and organized crime.” Authorities acknowledge that the Zetas organized crime gang — formerly the armed wing of Mexico’s Gulf drug cartel — control a large area of Alta Verapaz as part of their route protection operations.last_img read more

Lawyers challenged to assist children

first_img Lawyers challenged to assist children June 15, 2003 Regular News Lawyers challenged to assist childrencenter_img Seven-year-old Shane was falling further behind in school. His mother recognized her son’s growing frustration and asked the school to evaluate him for special education needs. She had been waiting 14 months for the school district to respond when, instead of helping Shane, the school district indefinitely suspended him for acting out.After suffering years of abuse by her adoptive parents, including being locked in her room for weeks, 15-year-old Shannon was placed in a foster home by the Department of Children and Families and was beginning to recover when DCF suddenly moved her to a residential mental health treatment facility. Held in lock-down, given no schooling or mental health treatment, Shannon was not allowed to contact anyone outside the facility for weeks.Fortunately for Shane and Shannon, according to The Florida Bar Foundation, legal aid lawyers were there to help:• Legal aid obtained academic tutoring and counseling services for Shane as required by law. He returned to school and began doing well in his studies.• For Shannon, help came after a worker at the mental health treatment facility contacted legal aid. The night before the hearing on legal aid’s habeas petition, DCF moved Shannon to a new foster home where she was able to return to school and begin putting her life back together.In order to help bring the benefits of the law and of lawyers to the lives of other underprivileged children, Florida Bar President-elect Miles McGrane has challenged Bar members to donate a total of $250,000 to help fund children’s legal services through The Florida Bar Foundation’s Lawyers Challenge for Children.Bar members may make the voluntary contributions to the effort when they fill out their 2003-04 fee statements. The Foundation will add the attorneys’ contributions to its grants to legal aid and legal services programs in Florida awarded specifically to support specialized legal assistance to poor children.“While this is an unprecedented sum we are seeking, we have unprecedented needs for children in Florida that must be addressed,” McGrane said, adding that last year Bar members donated $47,000 to the Foundation via the voluntary contribution on the fee statements.Foundation President William L. Thompson, Jr., said there are fewer than 20 full-time legal aid lawyers dedicated to addressing the special legal needs of children in Florida — one for every 31,000 poor children.Thompson said even counting the significant amount of pro bono services for children already donated by Florida Bar members, the need for legal services is far greater, including for:• Learning-disabled children to secure testing and services required by law.• Children suspended from school or placed in the hands of juvenile justice authorities or law enforcement for behavior problems directly related to a disability.• Older foster children who do not receive mandated independent living skills training and, at age 18, are simply removed from state care.• Disabled children improperly denied federal disability benefits, or for foster children denied health care or mental health treatment ordered by the courts. GrantsSince 1999, the Foundation has funded special annual grants for legal assistance to children out of IOTA funds. Starting in 2000-01, gifts to the Bar Foundation from the Bar fee statement also support these grants.The Foundation set several goals for its Children’s Legal Services grant initiative, but emphasizes access to special education and health care services required under law.“Another goal is to create and energize a statewide network of children’s legal services providers,” Thompson said. “The network also can provide support to the thousands of Florida attorneys involved in children’s legal services through guardian ad litem and other pro bono projects.” Make a GiftFill in the amount of your tax-deductible contribution to The Florida Bar Foundation on the front of the 2003-04 Florida Bar fee statement in the box next to the suggested contribution level of $45. Add the amount of the gift to the “TOTAL PAID” box and include it in the check total.For more information contact The Florida Bar Foundation at P.O. Box 1553, Orlando 32802-1553, phone (407) 843-0045 or (800) 541-2195, or e-mail [email protected]last_img read more

North Babylon Teen Arrested for Bomb Threat

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A North Babylon teenager has been accused of threatening to blow up a federal government building over the weekend, Suffolk County police said.A West Babylon resident reported receiving a call Saturday night from the suspect who said that a bomb was in the victim’s home and that a U.S. government building was the target of a bombing, police said.Emergency Service Section investigators responded, searched the home and found no explosive devices.The FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force and First Squad detectives tracked the caller down and arrested him Monday.The teen was charged with falsely reporting an incident. His name was not released because he is being charged as a juvenile.He was released to the custody of his parents and is scheduled to appear in Family Court at a later date.last_img read more

If you view members as account holders, you’re blowing it

first_imgEvery once in awhile I hear or see something in the trades, from a conference or in a suppliers advertising, that really annoys me. I’m not sure who writes the headlines or determines proper terminology, but they can project sheer ignorance about credit union needs and the cooperative nature of the industry. As such, this post will be short and to the point.If you or your business partners label your members “account holders,” you’re/they’re doing them and your credit union, a tremendous disservice. This term is simply horrific, and goes against what many of you preach and even fight against. To use the term openly shows complete ignorance. The definition of an Account Holder: Individual or entity which is authorized to perform transactions on behalf of an account, such as a bank account. Authorization is provided through signatures placed on file with the bank or company managing the account.This is 2015, so by now you’re supposed to think beyond the transaction. First of all, you’re in the relationship business, and it’s ideally for the long haul. Your goal is not to simply amass a pile of nameless, faceless “account holders;” you and your Board are smarter than that. You are out to attract members and member households with an offering that shows you’re different  and you value a lasting relationship built on trust. If your employees or suppliers don’t understand this, then, well, you work with the wrong people.Would Starbucks view their guests as simply coffee drinkers? Of course not. They’re not just about the coffee. And you’re not just about the “account.” 42SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Bryan Clagett Bryan is on the executive team and singularly focused on driving revenue growth through a variety of new initiatives that help financial services and fintech become ever more relevant to … Web: Detailslast_img read more

Facebook is returning to its roots; your credit union should, too

first_imgJust about 2 months ago, Facebook announced changes to its algorithm—the magic formula behind what posts appear (or don’t) on your News Feed—to help people focus on friends and family first.These changes were more significant than simple back-end performance adjustments. Facebook explained how it was bringing back that special (Facebook) feeling by returning to their original values: connecting people with friends and family. Adam Mosseri, Facebook’s VP of Product Management explained, “our top priority is keeping you connected to the people, places and things you want to be connected to—starting with the people you are friends with on Facebook. That’s why if it’s from your friends, it’s in your feed, period.”First, the bad news. This can present a challenge if your credit union uses Facebook (as it should) to connect with and serve members. I’m sure you, person reading this, are a very nice person with many friends and family. But if your credit union has a Facebook page, it has no friends, no family. It’s simply a “Page” and nothing more. The average American has 350 Facebook friends (650 for the 18-24 segment) which means that under Facebook’s new plan, your page’s posts will only appear in someone’s feed, if at all, after all real friend posts.If you’re used to your brand’s Facebook activities driving traffic to your site and being a main source for the top of the sales funnel, you may be disappointed with the engagement metrics you’ve seen on your page in July and August. In fact, make a point to check with your marketing team to see if there’s been a noticeable change. But know it’s not due to anything they’ve done incorrectly over this time. It just may be an indicator that it’s time for a new strategy. As we like to say at Filene, what got you to this point is not necessarily what will get you where you need to go. Here’s the good news. Our individual News Feeds had once been a space where we’d only see our closest buds’ awkward attempts to speak in third person about what they’re currently up to, and while it may have lacked sophistication and academic value, it felt good to know you were sleeping underneath the same big sky as a friend you missed dearly. And then slowly, and potentially unintentionally, brands, publishers and advertisers crashed the party, edging their way into our bedrooms and bathrooms (you know you check Facebook there), and pushing our close friends’ posts out of our feeds.While this move represents a return to Facebook’s roots, it is the opportune time for your credit unions’ social media strategy to tap into the collaborative, cooperative spirit of the credit union movement – the very reason we love being part of this industry and feel grateful to work for organizations that give a damn about how they treat people and how they do business.By letting, no—empowering your credit union’s employees and fans to share your brand page’s content, you can jump right back on top of that friend pile and get your content to be seen, presented by a trusted friend, rather than a faceless brand.Facebook’s effort here, I believe, is partially self-serving and partially beneficial to us as content consumers. One strategy that brands, publishers and marketers can employ to get around their unfavorable circumstances is to pay ad money for every post to boost it back into followers’ News Feeds, giving up hope on organic reach altogether. Clearly that would be monetarily advantageous for Facebook.The second approach is what I mentioned above—creating content that people feel connected to, value, and actually want to share. Facebook’s Lars Backstrom said of these algorithm changes, “if a lot of your referral traffic is the result of people sharing your content and their friends liking and commenting on it, there will be less of an impact than if the majority of your traffic comes directly through Page posts. We encourage Pages to post things that their audience are likely to share with their friends.” So, having a two-way conversation on social media now brings even more value.This is an excellent opportunity for credit unions to shore up the content they’re sharing on social media, and get back to their roots of being an independent, self-helping group of people, coming together to connect over shared resources.Here’s what your credit union can do to increase the shareability of what you put out: 72SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Holly Fearing Holly lives and breathes social media; if you can’t find her IRL, try reaching out on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook or Instagram, and you’ll likely get her right away. … Web: Details Focus on content strength: People are drawn to content that provides value to their lives through education, entertainment or inspiration. Ask if the content you’re putting out does that for your audience, and if not, rework it until it does.Tag and celebrate others: Some of the most engaging posts I’ve ever crafted involved tagging multiple brands and organizations that my company has engaged with, through a community event, program or just in the course of doing business. Tagging them gives your post exposure to a bigger audience thus increasing the chance that more will see and share the content.Ask your allies to share: Building a brand ambassador strategy is smart business. You’ve got a trusted, talented pool of people you’ve already selected to represent your brand in the flesh. Now you can have them do the same online. Using a strategy that maximizes benefit and mitigates risk is what businesses do.I’ve got a number of additional ideas for your credit union to turn this frown around, get back to the collaborative roots of the credit union movement and win on social media. Drop me a line or connect with me on social. See you out there, friend.last_img read more

Emiliano Martinez plans to dethrone Bernd Leno as Arsenal’s No.1 this season

first_imgEmiliano Martinez plans to dethrone Bernd Leno as Arsenal’s No.1 this season Comment Martinez was ready to leave Arsenal this summer (Picture: Getty)Emiliano Martinez has revealed he was assured of game time this season at Arsenal.The goalkeeper is currently behind Bernd Leno, but the current No.1 has faced criticism for some errors this season.Gary Neville feels Leno is not the elite goalkeeper Arsenal need and Martinez has now fired a warning at his team-mate.‘He has more professional matches than me, but in qualities, I am equal to or better than him,’ Martinez said.ADVERTISEMENT Martinez believes he will be No.1 by the end of the season (Picture: Getty)Martinez, 27, has only played 14 games for the Gunners in seven years at the club, but plans to be Arsenal’s No.1 by the end of the season.‘My goal is to reach the Argentine national team,’ he said. ‘I have the qualities, I need only a little more playing time.‘I want to add minutes, make a great season, be Arsenal’s number one and have chances of being in the [national] team that plays the Copa America [in] 2020.’MORE: Alexandre Lacazette sends message to Arsenal fans after injury blowMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Coral BarrySaturday 14 Sep 2019 6:53 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.4kSharescenter_img Leno is under pressure to improve at Arsenal (Picture: Getty)‘I had a great season on loan at Reading & I had offers to leave Arsenal. I wanted to play, after nine years without much rhythm, I wanted to leave.’AdvertisementAdvertisement‘I got the news that I was going to play more games and I decided to stay to try to be number one,’ he continued.‘I’m very prepared. If I didn’t believe myself of being capable of taking that position, I would not have stayed.’ Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more