Three Weber State Football Standouts Earn Preseason Football All-American Honors

first_imgMay 28, 2020 /Sports News – Local Three Weber State Football Standouts Earn Preseason Football All-American Honors Tags: Weber State Football Brad James Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOGDEN, Utah-Thursday, 2020 FCS HERO Sports Preseason All-American team was released with three Weber State football standouts making appearances on the squad.Each of them, junior tailback Josh Davis, senior kicker Trey Tuttle and senior offensive lineman Ty Whitworth, made the second team.Davis, a product of Alta High School out of Sandy, Utah, has run for 2,498 yards and 20 scores and is a two-time All-American as well as a two-time All-Big Sky Conference first team performer.Davis presently ranks 10th all-time in school annals with 3,266 all-purpose yards. He is a 2018 winner of the Jerry Rice Award (annually bestowed upon the top freshman in FCS) and the 2018 Utah Male Collegiate Athlete of the year.Tuttle, a native of Arlington, Texas, has made 61-80 field goal attempts (76.3 percent) for the Wildcats. He is only seven field goals short of the school record and 15 field goals away from the FCS record.His 323 net points rank him second all-time in school history in points scored.The durable Whitworth, a native of Temecula, Calif. has started all 42 games he has played in for the Wildcats.Weber State commences the 2020 season September 5 at Laramie, Wyo. against the FBS Wyoming Cowboys at War Memorial Stadium.last_img read more

911 Gives Hope for the Holidays

first_imgFor this upcoming Holiday Season, the Townsquare Media Radio Stations (WKDQ, WJLT, WDKS, WGBF-FM, WGBF-AM) will team up with Henderson Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and the 911 Gives Hope charity to present the 7th annual “911 Gives Hope for the Holidays” toy drive.  For the past 6 years we have successfully filled a 53 foot trailer with toys that were distributed to the Children’s Wards at local hospitals.  This year all 5 radio stations will again partner together for a mass broadcast “radiothon” to urge the public to donate toys, clothing, gift certificates and more to the Children’s Wards at Deaconess Hospital, St Mary’s Hospital, Methodist Hospital, Evansville Psychiatric Children’s Center and The Ronald Mc Donald House.The radiothon will begin at 5am on Friday, December 4th and will run thru 6pm on Sunday, December 6th.  The radio stations will broadcast live from the Wal-Mart on Burkhardt the entire weekend with additional broadcasts, live from Henderson Chevrolet in Henderson Kentucky.  Local Fire Departments, Police Departments, Sheriff’s Departments and AMR will be in attendance all weekend in an effort to fill another 53 foot trailer.  Santa will also be on hand and available for pictures throughout the weekend.The toys that are collected will be sorted and delivered to the local hospitals on Monday, December 21st, just in time for Christmas.  For more information contact Angie Ross-Peters at 812-425-4226 ext. 308FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Grammy winner Kinan Azmeh will play the UBS Atrium Series His…

first_imgFormed in 2006 in New York City, the Kinan Azmeh CityBand immediately gained recognition for its virtuosic and high energy performances, which have consistently received praise from critics and audiences alike. The band strives to reach a balance between classical music, jazz, and the music of Kinan’s homeland, Syria. Band members include guitarist Kyle Sanna, bassist Josh Myers, and percussionist John HadfieldIn support of the group’s CD, “Elastic City,” the band toured the US, Canada, France, England, Germany, Holland, Egypt, Lebanon, and Turkey. Stranded in BeirutIt was in Lebanon earlier this year that Azmeh found himself stranded for a time due to the travel ban from seven Muslim-majority countries imposed by the Trump Admnistration, forcing him to wait out the ban before being allowed back into the United States. He has made his home in Brooklyn since moving to America just after the 9/11 attacks, according to an article in The Daily Beast. As a touring musician, his Syrian background has meant regular detentions and security checks at airports in the U.S.All performances for the UBS Atrium Series begin at 12:30 p.m. The concert is free and open to the general public. For directions and more information, please check the HRPAC website – – or call the concert hotline at (201) 716-4540. Clarinetist Kinan Azmeh and his CityBand will play the UBS Atrium Series on Thursday, May 18 at 12:30 p.m. in the Atrium at 1000 Harbor Boulevard, located in the Lincoln Harbor section of Weehawken.Hailed as a “virtuoso” and “intensely soulful” by The New York Times and “spellbinding” by the New Yorker, Kinan Azmeh’s distinctive sound across different musical genres has gained him international recognition.Kinan has been touring the world as soloist and composer. Notable appearances include:Carnegie Hall, Opera Bastille, Tchaikovsky Grand Hall, Royal Albert Hall, Teatro Colon, The Kennedy Center, The Mozarteum, and the Damascus Opera House for its opening concert in his native Syria.He has appeared as soloist with the New York Philharmonic, the Seattle Symphony, the Bavarian Radio Orchestra, the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, the Qatar Philharmonic, and the Syrian Symphony Orchestra, among others. And Kinan has shared the stage with Marcel Khalife, Aynur, Daniel Barenboim, and Jivan Gasparian. He is also a member of Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble with whom he was awarded a Grammy earlier this year. A fusion of musical influences ×Clarinetist Kinan Azmeh and his CityBand will play the UBS Atrium Series on Thursday, May 18 at 12:30 p.m. in the Atrium at 1000 Harbor Boulevard, located in the Lincoln Harbor section of Weehawken.center_img Clarinetist Kinan Azmeh and his CityBand will play the UBS Atrium Series on Thursday, May 18 at 12:30 p.m. in the Atrium at 1000 Harbor Boulevard, located in the Lincoln Harbor section of Weehawken.last_img read more


first_img× After 30 years of love and dedication to Robinson School, Ms. Mary Ceretta began her well earned retirement. Often referred to as Mrs. Robinson, Ms. Ceretta served the school both in and out of the classroom. Her unwavering love and support for all of the students and staff for three decades has embedded her into our school’s history. Ms. Ceretta is the pinnacle of Robinson School spirit. From all Royals, You are truly one of a kind. We wish you all the best, “Mrs. Robinson!last_img

Blizzard Warning Issued As Storm Heads For Ocean City

first_imgA rapidly developing East Coast storm will wreak havoc from Northern Florida through New England Wednesday and Thursday. As I discussed earlier, any slight shift would change expected amounts. And it has…A Blizzard Warning is in effect for Ocean City for heavy accumulating snow followed by strong gusty northwest winds that will cause blowing and drifting snow on Thursday. A Blizzard Warning results when sustained winds of 35mph along with heavy snow which reduces visibility to 1/4 mile or less for 3 hours or more. Most storms result in more snow accumulations towards Philadelphia and points N&W. However, the current track of this storm is far enough offshore that the heaviest snow will occur over our area.Snow will begin after 9pm tonight along the coast. As the storm deepens offshore, winds will increase to 30mph during the morning hours and gusts will exceed 40mph at times.Forecast Wind Gusts ThursdayOn the current track, snow will continue until early afternoon and then taper off. Expected amounts have now increased to 8-12″. Travel is not recommended during the day on Thursday even after the snow ends as the blowing and drifting snow will continue to cover roadways.NWS: Expected Snowfall forecastAs with any coastal storm, the threat of some minor tidal flooding exists for Thursday morning. Any standing water that remains in the streets could freeze after the tide as temperatures drop well below the freezing mark.The other main factor is after the storm, dangerous cold air will return. Temperatures will return to the teens and with strong NW winds continuing to howl, wind chills will drop below zero and remain there through Saturday. Frigid temperatures are expected to hang around through the weekend as high temperatures will remain in the teens Friday and Saturday with a return to the 20s on Sunday.last_img read more

Elkhart County reports highest single-day COVID increase in months

first_img Twitter Elkhart County reports highest single-day COVID increase in months CoronavirusIndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market Twitter Google+ Pinterest Pinterest Facebook (Photo supplied/Elkhart County Indiana) On Tuesday Elkhart County reported its highest number of COVID-19 infections in a single day since mid-January, and the county’s positive test rate has climbed above 10%.The numbers come after weeks of warnings from local health officials saying the local outbreak was getting worse. The Elkhart Truth reports those figures will likely see Elkhart County move from Yellow back to Orange on the state’s COVID-19 dashboard, unless the levels improve.The County Health Department believes that the increase in cases is related to the more transmittable COVID variants that were discovered in Elkhart County in March, but no official data has proven that so far.If the advisory level returns to Orange it will result in capacity limits again at social gatherings in Elkhart County, per state mandate. Google+ Facebook By Tommie Lee – April 15, 2021 0 211 WhatsApp WhatsApp Previous articleIRS announces child tax credit payments for JulyNext articleRegister now for LaGrange County vaccine clinic Tommie Leelast_img read more

Entry list for Sprint Cup race at Chicagoland

first_img View all photos READ: Driver previews: The Chase MORE: View all articlesView all videos Check out the full list of drivers competing in the Geico 400 READ: Race breakdowns: The Chasecenter_img The full entry list for Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Chicagoland Speedway. FULL SERIES COVERAGE READ: Top 10 Chase moments READ: Fantasy preview: The Chaselast_img

Dream saga of WWII

first_imgAnd then there was the food.“I went home and went to the larder and ate everything I could see. Went out and met my sister and a friend at a restaurant and had a large dinner. Then went to another pub and had some food there. Then went to another pub and had more food. Went back to the first pub and found a good mixture of drinks — barley wine and mild ale. Then I had a dish of prunes and custard into which a bottle of ale had also been poured. I rejoined my sister and had another meal. Then back to the pub and had a large mixture of various snacks. While I was there, some German guards arrived with more prisoners.”For World War II POWs imprisoned in a converted castle in Laufen, Germany, the stuff of dreams included impressive helpings of food, as well as family members, escape, and an overwhelming sense of the tedium of camp life.That was the result of a study by a group of Harvard undergraduates who spent several months probing the dreams of 79 British officers captured during the Battle of France and interned at Laufen between 1940 and 1942.The unusual study was conducted under the tutelage of Deirdre Barrett, an assistant clinical professor of psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School (HMS) and at Harvard-affiliated Cambridge Hospital. The work — presented at a dream-research conference in Berkeley, Calif., last year and set to be published this fall in the journal Imagination, Cognition, and Personality — resurrected a study begun by a captured British officer who died before being released from camp.Barrett came across the dream journals during the summer of 2011, while teaching a Harvard Summer School course abroad at University College, London. She had arranged for the students to have access to several local archives for the class, including the Wellcome Collection in London. Barrett had met the collection’s director, onetime Harvard doctoral student Ken Arnold, when he returned to campus to deliver a lecture.Wellcome staff had collected various materials related to dreams for the class, including the Laufen journals, which had never been studied. They immediately caught Barrett’s eye, and she copied their pages for later analysis.“There are materials there that no researcher has ever looked at,” Barrett said. “The prisoner dreams immediately grabbed my attention.”The journals were compiled by Maj. Kenneth Hopkins, who had hoped to use them after the war for his doctoral dissertation at the University of Birmingham. He kept daily notes about the dreams of 79 fellow prisoners, recording some 640 dreams in six volumes. One volume was lost in subsequent years, so the study by Barrett and the students was based on the remainder: 492 dreams recorded in five journals.Two years into captivity Hopkins died of emphysema. After the war, the journals were forwarded to his doctoral adviser, Charles Valentine, and they eventually made their way to the University of Birmingham Library, and then to the Wellcome Collection.In the spring of 2012, Barrett asked students from her freshman seminar on dreams whether they were interested in helping analyze the work. Five — Angela Oh, Jasmine Panton, Zach Sogolow, Malcolm Grayson, and Melanie Justiniano — jumped at the chance. Over the next few months, they read through the journals, coding them for common elements, and then conducted a statistical analysis.What struck Barrett is that the dreams more closely resemble those of prison inmates than those of soldiers who have experienced battlefield trauma. Barrett said that difference likely reflects the fact that Germans treated the captured officers relatively well, according to the Geneva Conventions, and that the men were captured early in the war, during the brief Battle of France, and so didn’t see a lot of combat. It’s likely that many were on their first action.“I was surprised that they didn’t look more like other wartime trauma populations,” Barrett said. “It was striking that they did have these features you see in prison dreams. … They’re bored to tears and longing to get out, nostalgic for the people back home.”Specifically, the dreams showed significantly fewer females, friends, and animal characters and more male, family, and dead characters than those of a standard population described in a 1966 study that is used as a benchmark for dream content. The dreams also showed less aggression, friendliness, sexuality, and striving than are typical.When the POWs dreams did contain violence, it was often extreme and realistic — battlefield violence, shooting, stabbing, and killing — compared with the standard male population, where dreams of aggression are more frequent but consist of arguing, insulting, and pushing. Sexual dreams also appeared to have been marked by captivity and featured distant, unattainable women, such as the wife of an officer or an aristocrat.Escape was another feature of the dreams and reflected diverging attitudes toward escape in camp: that it was one’s duty or that it was perilous, and pointless, since the war was unlikely to last long, Barrett said. The records included two members of the Laufen Six, a group of officers who were recaptured after escaping from Laufen and then sent to the prison camp at Colditz, thought by the Germans to be difficult to escape from. Their successful escape from Colditz brought the officers fame, resulting in books, a movie, and a board game based on their exploits.For the students, now juniors, the study offered an opportunity to engage in in-depth research in a way that is often difficult inside the constraints of a semester, Barrett said. Because the data had already been gathered, the project allowed students to jump right to the analysis stage, giving them real-world experience within a manageable time frame.Jasmine Panton, a Cabot House junior concentrating in history and literature, said the study allowed her to delve further into her interest in dreams and to highlight an area of dream research that is not well explored.Many of the 200 to 300 dreams she read and coded were quite sad, Panton said, and the level of intimacy she felt with the men was haunting. The study triggered at least one new dream, in which Panton was in a POW camp herself, being chased but unable to run or scream.Angela Oh, a Leverett House junior and a neurobiology concentrator, also coded hundreds of dreams and said the experience was like reading a novel, one that offered a very personal picture of the prisoners’ experience.Oh, who made a presentation on the work with Barrett at the 2012 dream conference, is continuing to pursue her interest in dreams and is working with Barrett on another project, comparing transcripts of sleep-talking episodes with subjects’ recollections of their dreams.While the Laufen work doesn’t replicate the study Hopkins had envisioned, Barrett said it did have a feeling of reviving something long hidden.“In a very specific sense, we have not done the study he was going to do, but on the other hand, he put so much effort into collecting these data, and the other men put so much effort into it, it definitely feels like we’re bringing something to fruition that had been dormant.”last_img read more

Helping Hispanic students pursue STEM careers

first_img continue reading » According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, employment opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) are booming, with 24.4 percent growth over the last decade. Yet, not enough students are pursuing degrees and careers in the STEM fields to meet the increasing demand. There are currently two STEM job openings for every qualified job seeker.The lack of STEM representation is even more prevalent among Hispanics, who although account for approximately 20 percent of the U.S. population, only represent about 7 percent of the STEM workforce.STEM workers enjoy a pay advantage compared with non-STEM workers with similar levels of education. Therefore, increasing the number of Hispanic students pursuing STEM degrees is one way to promote the continued socioeconomic mobility of Hispanic families in the U.S.There are likely many factors that play a part in the underrepresentation of Hispanic students pursuing STEM – lack of information or academic resources, unfamiliarity of STEM opportunities among parents, etc. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

ESMA publishes final reporting guidelines for AIFM Directive

first_imgAccording to the final guidelines, managers will have to report on the portfolio concentration of alternative investment funds.Key elements of this include reporting the breakdown of funds’ investment strategies, the main markets and instruments in which they trade, the total value of assets under management and turnover of each fund, as well as the principal exposures and the most important portfolio concentration of the funds.The key elements of the additional level of reporting the authority is now proposing include the funds’ risk measures, their liquidity profile and their leverage.ESMA said the guidelines clarified AIFMD provisions on required information, which would help achieve a more comprehensive and consistent oversight of the activities of alternative investment fund managers.The authority also said it was publishing technical supporting material that would make managers’ reporting easier, such as a consolidated reporting template, detailed IT guidance for filing of the XML and the XSD schema.The guidelines will now be translated into the official EU languages.When these translations are officially published, national regulators will have two months to confirm whether they comply or intend to comply by incorporating the guidelines into their supervisory practices, the EU authority said. The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published final reporting guidelines for the Alternative Investment Fund Managers’ Directive (AIFMD), along with a new proposal for another level of mandatory reporting.ESMA said it had published an opinion proposing the introduction of additional periodic reporting for alternative investment funds (AIFs), to include information such as the Value-at-Risk of the funds, or the number of transactions carried out using high-frequency algorithmic trading techniques.The authority published final guidelines on the reporting obligations under the AIFMD, which require managers of AIFs to report certain information to their national supervisors.The directive covers hedge funds, private equity and real estate funds and came into force in July.last_img read more