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Bean’s double-double helps Utah St. overwhelm Air Force

first_imgJanuary 22, 2020 /Sports News – Local Bean’s double-double helps Utah St. overwhelm Air Force Written by Tags: Justin Bean/Mountain West/Utah State Aggies Basketball FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailJustin Bean scored 16 points with 13 rebounds and Sam Merrill scored 15 and Utah State beat Air Force 72-47.Bean and Neemias Queta, who scored 14, combined to shoot 11 of 15. Diogo Brito added 10 off the bench for the Aggies.Utah State raced to a 7-0 lead, extended the margin to 17-7 before the Falcons closed within three (20-17) with a 10-3 run. The Aggies countered by scoring nine straight and led by double digits the rest of the way.Lavelle Scotte led Air Force with 13 points. Associated Presslast_img read more

UK Navy Marks Five Successful Years in Afghanistan

first_img View post tag: UK Navy UK Navy Marks Five Successful Years in Afghanistan View post tag: Navy More than 40 tonnes of drugs, 170 tonnes of home-made bombs and 150 insurgents have been seized thanks to the Royal UK Navy’s eyes in the skies of Afghanistan. View post tag: News by topic Back to overview,Home naval-today UK Navy Marks Five Successful Years in Afghanistan View post tag: Marks View post tag: Naval Authoritiescenter_img View post tag: five In five years of unbroken commitment to the Allied cause on the ground, Sea Kings of the Airborne Surveillance and Control force – normally based at RNAS Culdrose in Cornwall – have played a key role in locating insurgents’ arms caches, tracking drugs shipments and following the movements of insurgents.The helicopters – dubbed ‘cloudwalkers’ by Afghans – were originally designed to provide Royal Navy task groups with early warning of air attack.But their powerful radar has proved to be just as potent over land, with aircrew able to follow movements on the ground – directing Allied troops and security forces to make arrests and seizures.Since arriving at Camp Bastion five years ago last month, the veteran helicopters have completed 2,000 sorties and 9,000 hours – the equivalent of 375 days – flying over Afghanistan.Commander Andrew Rose, the Royal Navy’s Maritime Sea King Force Commander, said his personnel could look back on the milestone “with immense professional pride and a personal sense of a job well done.”He continued: “The men and women of the Sea King Force have delivered on operations in the unforgiving environment of Helmand and have conducted themselves in the finest traditions of the Fleet Air Arm.“There were those who thought that a maritime force would be unable to cope with the rigours of land operations.“If I compare my first visit to Camp Bastion in 2009 to May this year, we’ve come a long way – and the reputation of the force has grown across the Coalition.”[mappress]Press Release, June 05, 2014; Image: UK Navy View post tag: Afghanistan View post tag: successful View post tag: years Share this article June 5, 2014last_img read more

Canada to buy antenna sets for Halifax-class frigates

first_imgRoyal Canadian Navy has decided to enhance the detection systems of its Halifax-class fleet.The country’s defense ministry announced a contract with Saab Microwave Canada worth $21.7 million.As informed, the contract encompasses an electronically-stabilized antenna set for the Sea Giraffe 180 (SG-180) radar, already installed on the Halifax-class frigates. The contract includes an option to acquire twelve more antenna sets, which could bring the total investment to $97.5 million.The Royal Canadian Navy’s modernized multi-role frigates rely on equipment such as the Sea Giraffe to act as its far-seeing eyes. The Sea Giraffe 180 (SG-180) is a medium-range air and surface search radar. The upgrades to the antenna set will enhance its performance, increase its reach to up to 180 km, and provide new 3-D detection and tracking capability.This contract supports naval operators by providing them with modern and efficient equipment so they can continue to defend Canada’s coasts and protect its ships and sailors, according to the defense ministry.“Our capacity to detect threats is critical to our ability to respond quickly with defence countermeasures. Canada’s defence policy, Strong, Secure, Engaged, is all about making sure our women and men in uniform have everything they need to do their jobs. This contract will help equip our Navy’s women and men in uniform with more effective and combat-ready technology,” Harjit S. Sajjan, Defence Minister, said.“With this contract, the enhancements to the twelve Halifax-class frigates will provide their crews with the latest in modern technology to face any incoming threats,” Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility, commented.“Detection capabilities are becoming increasingly critical in the ever-evolving maritime security environment. Upgrading and modernizing our Royal Canadian Navy’s equipment will enable them to be more efficient and offer better security at home and abroad during operations supporting our allies” Andy Fillmore, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism and Member of Parliament for Halifax, noted.The contract for new electronically stabilized antenna sets offers a performance-based approach. Based on the performance evaluation of the first installed antenna, additional sets could be procured and installed on the remainder of the fleet.The frigate to receive the first antenna is currently expected to be HMCS St John’s, in early 2021. The installation will coincide with its planned maintenance period schedules. View post tag: Royal Canadian Navy Photo: Illustration. Photo: Royal Canadian Navy View post tag: Saabcenter_img View post tag: Halifax-Class Share this articlelast_img read more

Assistant/Associate Professor of Aerospace Engineering

first_imgRelocation support providedRetirement Plan – ERAU offers immediate vesting and provides a6% gift and will match up to 3.5% of employee contributionsTwo BC/BS health plans – PPO and high deductible plan with ahealth savings accountTuition waivers for employees, spouses, and dependent childrenwill cover one undergraduate and graduate degree per personUse of various campus services: fitness center, library, mailroom and enjoy observation flights Job DescriptionThe College of Engineering at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Universityin Prescott, Arizona, invites applications for multiple tenuretrack positions in our Aerospace Engineering Department at theAssistant or Associate Professor levels, to start in Fall 2021. TheDepartment is interested in candidates in areas that enhance ourcollege strengths and growth. Applications are invited in all areasrelated to aerospace engineering. Candidates are stronglyencouraged to apply with expertise in: spacecraft design, spacesystems engineering, aircraft design, computer-aided design,computational methods, and flight mechanics.The Department seeks candidates with strong interests inengineering education, a commitment to excellence in teaching andlearning, and ability to perform applied research, as well asdedication to service and collegiality. Successful candidates willbe expected to teach undergraduate courses and laboratoryexperiments, to collaborate with students on independent researchesand to supervise student projects. An earned doctorate in AerospaceEngineering or similar degree along with related experience ishighly desired; however, candidates with a Master’s Degree andsignificant industry experience are strongly encouraged toapply.A complete application package should consist of: (1) a coverletter including the date of availability, (2) a curriculum vitaincluding contact information for at least three professionalreferences, (3) a statement of teaching philosophy including a listof courses the candidate would like to teach or develop, and (4) astatement describing the candidate’s professional goals. Qualifiedcandidates who wish to be considered should apply online byvisiting careers.erau.edu. Queries may be submitted via email tothe Search Committee Chair, Dr. Wahyu Lestari at [email protected] College of Engineering is focused on undergraduate teachingexcellence and has a strong emphasis on design and project-basedlearning. The faculty of the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical UniversityCollege of Engineering are housed in a modern academic complex,which is adjacent to wind tunnel and propulsion laboratories andfacilities. The College of Engineering faculty also make extensiveuse of the Aerospace Experimentation and Fabrication (AXFAB)laboratory complex, which features a modern machine shop, a spacesystem laboratory, structures and material laboratories. A 52,000square foot STEM Building featuring state-of-the-art engineeringand science laboratories, as well as the Raisbeck EngineeringDesign Studio, and the Jim & Linda Lee Planetarium, for bothstudent and faculty use. Please visithttp://prescott.erau.edu/college-engineering/index.html, for moreinformation about the college.Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University excels as a leader inundergraduate education for engineering, aviation, global security,and related fields. We draw students from around the world who areserious about their future careers. U.S. News & World Reportranks Embry-Riddle Prescott as the #1 undergraduate AerospaceEngineering Program in the nation among schools whose highestdegree is a Bachelor’s or Master’s. The Prescott Campus ofEmbry-Riddle Aeronautical University is a small, residentialuniversity located in the mountains of northern Arizona where thefaculty and student interaction is highly valued and is a centraltheme of the campus environment. Prescott, Arizona, is rated a oneof the most livable cities in the Southwest. It is located 5000feet above sea level, has a mild climate, clean air, and is closeto recreational and pristine wilderness areas and national forests.For more information, please visit our website atprescott.erau.edu.ERAU benefits include: QualificationsAn earned doctorate in Aerospace Engineering or similar degreealong with related experience is highly desired; however,candidates with a Master’s Degree and significant industryexperience are strongly encouraged to apply. A complete applicationpackage should consist of: (1) a cover letter including the date ofavailability, (2) a curriculum vita including contact informationfor at least three professional references, (3) a statement ofteaching philosophy including a list of courses the candidate wouldlike to teach or develop, (4) Unofficial transcripts and (5) astatement describing the candidate’s professional goals. Qualifiedcandidates who wish to be considered should apply online byvisiting careers.erau.edu.last_img read more

A Unique Shopping Experience In Historic Downtown Evansville Opens April 1

first_imgAdditional information is available at julesgrocery.com, or find us on Facebook.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare A Unique Shopping Experience In Historic Downtown Evansville Opens April 1EVANSVILLE, Ind. (March 28, 2016) – Julie Kruse, Owner,  announced the April 1 opening of Jules Specialty Grocery & Gift Shop, March 15, 2016, as part of the continuing growth in Downtown Evansville. The store will feature a more natural approach to grocery shopping, with organic and/or local produce, gluten free and vegan selections as well as general grocery items and fresh bakery selections.Located at 204 Main Street, between Second and Third streets, the Shop will feature a variety of products including a grab and go cooler with salads and healthy snacks; local produce provided primarily by Seton Harvest; interactive olive oil and balsamic station where clients can assemble their own selections in recyclable/re-useable bottles provided by Jules; gluten free bakery items provided by Aunt Mandy’s Bakehouse; special order restaurant grade meat cuts-available for next day pickup; all-natural beverages by Riley Soda; gift shop items with everything from greeting cards to leather luggage to bath items; art and jewelry consigned from local artists; Neal’s Yard Organics skin care items from England; vegan soaps and bath items; and, a locally sourced eclectic mix of old and new including  antique and salvaged items, jewelry, totes and leather bags. The shop will be open 9-6 Monday thru Saturday.Jules Specialty Grocery & Gift Shop LLC is located in the historic Bitterman Building. Built in 1906 as the new home of Bitterman Brothers, the store was designed by Shopbell & Company and featured the latest ‘Chicago School’ style windows. Street parking is available in the immediate area, including a few 5 minute spaces directly across the street on Main. “We’ll be happy to help you to your car with your bags,” adds Kruse. Plans are also in the works to provide curbside pick-up.The building has most recently served as the home of the Bitterman Mini Shoppes. “There is so much retail history in this building. It’s warm and rich, and I believe people will appreciate that I have added to the building, not on top of it” said Kruse. She further adds, “There is such great vision for Downtown Evansville. We are fortunate to have plans in place to support the revitalization of our Downtown area.”Kruse is pleased to be a part of the continuing resurgence of Downtown Evansville. “There are over one-hundred-thirty units of housing under construction within just of few blocks of the store, this feels like a great time to offer these items to the residents, workers, and visitors of downtown.”last_img read more

Radiohead Returns To Glastonbury On 20th Anniversary Of Festival Debut [Audio/Video]

first_imgRadiohead returned to Glastonbury on Friday night in England, 20 years after their legendary debut performance in 1997. The band has performed at the UK festival four times noe, with this gig outshining the weekend’s lineup that included The Foo Fighters, Ed Sheeran, and The Xx. For nearly two and a half hours, the English rock band delivered a tasteful blend of their 32 year career, including a heavy dose from OK Computer – an album that also celebrates its 20th anniversary this month.The show started with two songs from A Moon Shaped Pool, their latest LP, with “Daydreaming” and “Ful Stop.” With “No Surprises,” “Nude,” “2+2=5,” “Paranoid Android,” and “Fake Plastic Trees” occupying the first set encore, it’s no wonder fans were calling Radiohead’s set the best of the weekend. The second encore pleased the mainstream listeners with a “Creep” and “Karma Police” closer, following the beloved “Lotus Flower.” Take a look at the full setlist below.You can listen to the full show here, starting at 28:25, or watch it below:Setlist: Radiohead | Glastonbury Festival | 2017Daydreaming, Lucky, Ful Stop, Airbag, 5 Step, Myxomatosis, Exit Music (For A Film), Pyramid Song, Everything In It’s Right Place, Let Down, Bloom, Weird Fishes/ArpeggiIdioteque, You And Whose Army?, There There, Bodysnatchers, Street SpiritE1: No Surprises, Nude, 2+2=5, Paranoid Android, Fake Plastic TreesE2: Lotus Flower, Creep, Karma Policelast_img read more

The Big What? Wilmington Announces 2019 Lineup: BIG Something, Andy Frasco, DJ Logic, More

first_imgToday, BIG Something has announced the lineup for the Wilmington, NC spinoff of their The Big What? festival, set to take place on Friday, May 17th and Saturday, May 18th at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater.In addition to two nights of BIG Something, The Big What Wilmington will feature performances by Andy Frasco & The U.N., DJ Logic, Dr. Bacon, Signal Fire, and special guest Mister. The two-day event will also include afterparties featuring Funk You, The Broadcast, Casey & The Comrades, and Mister Fireside Collective.Single-day and two-day passes for The Big What Wilmington are available now via the event website.BIG Something is currently in the midst of a nationwide co-headlining tour with Aqueous. For a full list of heir upcoming tour dates, head to the band’s website here.last_img read more

Opening the door for scientific leaps

first_img Star Family Challenge supports cutting-edge research projects Inquiring minds rewarded Related Funding the futurecenter_img Star Family Challenge backs big ideas in language, health, and astronomy Research administration services at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences last week named nine Harvard researchers as the 2019 winners of the Star-Friedman Challenge for Promising Scientific Research.The Harvard researchers selected for awards were Benjamin de Bivort, James Crall, Jennifer Hoffman, Noel Michele Holbrook, David Keith, Boris Kozinsky, Samuel Myers, Ann Pearson, and Joost Vlassak.The award provides seed money for high-risk, high-reward research that is unlikely to be funded through traditional grant programs in the physical, life, and social sciences because it is seen as too novel or risky.“It’s important to do something that provides the opportunity to do more, to think differently, to take risks, [and] to do innovations that aren’t right at the edge of ongoing normal science, but that open the door for a bigger potential leap,” said Lawrence Bobo, the W.E.B. Du Bois Professor of the Social Sciences and dean of social science, at the award ceremony for the fund in University Hall. “That, I think, is the inspiration and the beauty and the success of the Star-Friedman Challenge.”The researchers are working on four projects, which range from making one of the world’s smallest flying machines to opening a new lane of research in the study of climate change to developing groundbreaking technology that conducts electricity with 100 percent efficiency to an investigation into how environmental change affects bees.“The kind of projects that are selected are chosen because of their tremendous opportunity, not because they look like anything that’s been done before,” said Randy Buckner, a professor of psychology and neuroscience in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and Harvard Medical School and chairman of the faculty review committee that selects the projects. “In celebrating the winners today and hearing about their proposals, we’re telling our students —we’re telling our community —that we value innovation.”The Challenge was created in 2013 by the Star family with a $10 million gift at the suggestion of James A. Star ’83. It was formerly known as the Star Family Challenge for Promising Scientific Research and awarded funds to researchers from FAS and the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS).This year, with support from a $10 million gift from Josh Friedman ’76, M.B.A. ’80, J.D. ’82, and Beth Friedman, the Challenge expanded to include faculty at both Harvard Medical School and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and changed its name to the Star-Friedman Challenge.,As part of the ceremony, the researchers made short presentations about their work.De Bivort, the Thomas D. Cabot Associate Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology (FAS); Holbrook, Charles Bullard Professor of Forestry and professor of organismic and evolutionary biology (FAS); Myers, principal research scientist for the Planetary Health Alliance (Harvard Chan School); and Crall, Rockefeller Foundation Planetary Health Alliance Fellow in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology (FAS) are working on a project that will adapt tools from behavioral neuroscience and machine learning to study how environmental changes, like increased concentrations of atmospheric carbon dioxide, are affecting bees and their pollination of key food crops. The project could help design technology to support bees and other insects in their pollination.Jennifer Hoffman, professor of physics and applied physics (FAS), and Boris Kozinsky, associate professor of computational materials science (SEAS), are searching for a way to create room-temperature superconductivity — a technology that conducts electricity without releasing heat. Superconductors could help reduce energy loss in electric power generation, transmission, and storage, helping decrease global carbon dioxide emissions and slow climate change. Currently, there are no known materials that superconduct at ambient temperature and pressure.David Keith, the Gordon McKay Professor of Applied Physics (SEAS) and professor of public policy (HKS), and Joost Vlassak, Abbott and James Lawrence Professor of Materials Engineering (SEAS), are hoping to build a nano-size self-levitating device, based on the principles of photophoresis — the phenomenon that causes dust and other small particles to float. If successful, these devices could create a new class of microscale atmospheric sensors.Ann Pearson, the Murray and Martha Ross Professor of Environmental Sciences (FAS), hopes to use an organism known as the Thaumarchaeota and the chemical signals it leaves in marine sediments to shed light on a topic essential to climate research: the relationship between Earth’s temperature and the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. The ice-core records that have shown higher carbon dioxide levels correlating to a warmer Earth are limited to the age of Earth’s oldest ice cores, which are only about a million years old — a tiny fraction of the Earth’s history. Pearson and her lab hope her approach with the Thaumarchaeota will allow them to go further back.Also, as part of the ceremony, past winner Paola Arlotta, Golub Family Professor of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology at FAS, shared an update on her 2015 project exploring the development of human cerebral organoids grown from stem cells taken from a human skin sample.last_img read more

New York, Vermont Bi-State Intercity Passenger Rail Study meeting December 13,14

first_imgA draft report has been released on extending passenger rail service from the capital region of New York into southwestern Vermont. Several proposals on what could cost up to $200 million are outlined in a report that will be described in public meetings in New York and Vermont on December 14 and 15.The most elaborate of the proposals (see cost chart and maps below) has a full loop that would extend service all the way from Albany to Rutland and going through North Bennington on the way up and Saratoga Springs on the way back down. Other options include a simple up and back with terminus in alternatively Manchester or Rutland, in what would essentially be a parallel service to the existing Ethan Allen Express. Alternatively, the Ethan Allen could simply be moved from a predominantly New York service to a predominantly Vermont service. Of course, the first proposal in the report is to do nothing.  The Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) and the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT), in cooperation with the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), are working together to identify and establish intercity passenger rail service to parts of southwestern Vermont and eastern central New York, and have scheduled a round of public meetings to gather input on the Phase I Evaluation of Alternatives Report. The Report identifies challenges and opportunities for a number of different routing alternatives, and the capital costs needed to implement passenger rail service. The Report can viewed at http://www.ny-vt-passengerrail.org/documents.html(link is external) Public meetings will be held on: §  Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at 7PM at the Bennington Fire Station, located at 130 River Street, Bennington, VT 05201; and§  Wednesday, December 14, 2011 at 7PM at the Mechanicville Senior Citizen Center, located at 178 North Main Street, Mechanicville, NY 12118; and Public involvement is essential for the development and implementation of this planning study. These meetings are the third in a series of four rounds of public meetings that will be held in both Vermont and New York over the course of the study to gather public input on intercity passenger rail service options. The desired outcome of this study is to develop a preferred transportation alternative that will continue forward into design and construction.  When the preferred alternative is identified, the study will proceed with the following major steps:§    Complete Federal environmental documentation and reviews;§    Develop preliminary engineering materials; and§    Develop an implementation plan to identify the management approach and financial plan for the proposed service. The study is scheduled to be completed by summer 2012. The project study area, which is generally located between Albany/Rensselaer, NY and Rutland, VT, includes Bennington and Rutland Counties in Vermont, and Rensselaer, Albany, Schenectady, Saratoga, Warren and Washington Counties in New York. Passenger rail is a vital and integrated component of both the Vermont and New York multimodal transportation systems; both states have developed state rail plans to provide a strategic policy framework for maintaining and enhancing their respective rail systems. The public is encouraged to attend and provided input to the study team.  Those unable to attend may provide comments to:Costa Pappis, VTrans, (802) 828-5790, [email protected](link sends e-mail)Tim Conway, NYSDOT, (518) 485-9234, [email protected](link sends e-mail) In addition, the public can provide input using the project website comment form.  This form and information about the study can be found on the project website at: http://www.ny-vt-(link is external) passengerrail.org/NYSDOT 12.1.2011last_img read more

Breaks Interstate Park

first_imgKnown as the “Grand Canyon of the South,” the scenic centerpiece of Breaks Interstate Park is the steep gorge that’s cut by the Russell Fork of the Big Sandy River. It’s not easy to reach the deepest gorge this side of the Mississippi River. There’s only one entrance, which is on the Virginia side of the 4,600-acre park off Route 80.History BreakThe park gets its name from the way the quarter-mile-deep, five-mile-long canyon literally provides a “break” in the sandstone of Pine Mountain. Daniel Boone is credited with discovering the area in the late 1700s, but apparently the rugged terrain and an abundance of copperheads was too much for the explorer, and he was eager to leave.Raft the Russell ForkDespite all of the attention that’s given to other regional rivers, the Russell Fork is actually considered the most difficult commercially rafted river on the East Coast. It’s a wild, class V+ ride of big drops, including the infamous El Horrendo, through tight chutes over vicious undercut rocks.Hit the TrailsBreaks has 15 miles of trails, including a number of short spur trails to the park’s many scenic overlooks. Catch some of the park’s diverse rock formations on the Geological Trail. If you’re looking to cover some distance, backpack the Pine Mountain Trail, a new long trail still in development that will eventually connect the park to the Cumberland Gap. Hikers can tackle a 44-mile completed stretch of the Pine Mountain Trail that connects the Birch Knob and Highland sections.last_img read more