FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY-Friday, the University of Utah’s women’s cross country team ensues in its season by competing at the sixth annual Battle in Beantown at Boston’s Franklin Park, hosted by Boston College.This will be the Utes’ toughest competition of the season to date as the field of 25 teams consists of six teams who competed at the 2017 NCAA Cross Country Championships.Among the teams are #11 Providence, #24 Minnesota and consistent women’s cross country powers, Mississippi, Syracuse, Eastern Michigan and Dartmouth.The Utes competing at this event include sophomore Aubrey Argyle of Kaysville, Utah, freshman Scarlet Dale of Lancashire, England, redshirt junior Caitlin Faust of Stone Mountain, Ga., junior Sarah Feeny of Ogden, Utah, freshman Sara Leonard of Anaheim Hills, Calif., junior Sarah Newton of Holladay, Utah, freshman Kennedy Powell of Roosevelt, Utah, freshman Sophie Ryan of Manlius, N.Y. senior Sadie Wassum of Worland, Wyo. and redshirt freshman Cara Woolnough of Brisbane, Australia. Brad James Tags: Aubrey Argyle/Beantown/Boston College/Caitlin Faust/Cara Woolnough/Dartmouth/Eastern Michigan/Franklin Park/Kennedy Powell/Minnesota/Mississippi/NCAA Cross Country/Providence/Sadie Wassum/Sara Leonard/Sarah Feeny/Sarah Newton/Scarlet Dale/Sophie Ryan/Syracuse/Utah Women’s Cross Country Written by September 18, 2018 /Sports News – Local Utah Cross Country Continues The Season Friday at Boston
Tags: Big Sky/Eastern washington Eagles/SUU Thunderbirds Basketball/Tanner Groves FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCHENEY, Wash. (AP) — Tanner Groves had 25 points as Eastern Washington topped Southern Utah 75-63.Maizen Fausett led the Thunderbirds with 14 points and 11 rebounds. Written by January 14, 2021 /Sports News – Local Groves scores 25 to carry E. Washington over S. Utah 75-63 Associated Press
‘Got any spare change, Stevie?’ yells a Scot from the back of the sell-out crowd. ‘I do now, brother,’ replies Steve. ‘An’ it’s mostly yours’, he drawls as an afterthought. This is all that has changed as a result of Steve’s increasing popularity following his performance on Jools Holland’s ‘Hootenanny’, and more recently at Glastonbury. In all other respects he stays true to his roots as a hobo who spent years on the streets of Mississippi after leaving a broken home at the tender age of 13. Dressed in denim dungarees, an old cap and sporting a grizzly grey beard, Steve roars through his intensely personal brand of blues with a crazy tramp’s gusto. His songs are underpinned by his own grim experiences, which he tells with razor-sharp wit and honesty. One of the most striking aspects of the performance is the modest equipment Steve uses. He plays a one-stringed ‘Diddley Bo’, a Mississippi Drum Machine (a wooden box that he stamps in place of percussion) and most impressively, a battered three-stringed guitar. Most bands would refuse to step on stage with such sub-standard gear, but for Steve it is part of the magic of his set: from these instruments he draws a thumping, knee-slapping blues rhythm that resonates throughout the hall. Like his equipment, Steve’s voice belies his gnarled exterior. There is little of the gruffness his appearance would suggest, as he sings with richness and composure, whilst the atmosphere remains visceral. Throughout the set there are moments of tenderness in his tribute to his dead dog, which manages to avoid mawkishness due to its obvious sincerity, and ‘Fly By Night’, Steve’s “song for the ladies”. It is ‘The Dead Song’, though, that is most poignant. Again it is based on his memory of the past – this time, of his own near-death from a heart attack. The crowd sings the haunting refrain ‘There ain’t nobody coming back from the dead’ back to Steve, who conducts his choir, eyes twinkling with delight. This is the pinnacle of Steve’s union with his audience, but the Edinburgh crowd, amongst which there are many old fans, has stayed captivated throughout. No one can resist stamping to the driven blues beat, joining in with the memorable choruses, or eagerly anticipating his next story from the streets, but at the heart of it is the fact that Steve is genuine. He seems constantly thrilled to be on stage, yet he also seems bemused by this new-found fame. ‘Girls used to cross the road to avoid me, but now I’m on stage with a guitar they all want to talk’, he says coyly. There are no inflated rock egos and no pretensions of stardom and this is clearly refreshing for the crowd. Despite the obvious incongruity of a hobo from the Deep South in a room full of Scots, fundamentally it is only the stage that separates Steve from the audience. The set culminates in the fans’ favourite ‘Dog House Boogie’, which receives rapturous applause. An autobiography set to a droning blues riff that moves to a wailing chorus, it encapsulates the spirit of Seasick as energy, wit, candour and emotion combine to leave the audience howling for more. It is difficult to see how Steve can continue to generate fresh material without becoming predictable, whilst sticking as he must to his winning formula. For now though, Steve’s live act is a truly memorable performance that looks set to delight wider audiences as his reputation justly expands.
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DMR Team Races to Podium Finishby Shawn Chambers Athletic Communications Graduate Assistant University of Southern IndianaBIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Four University of Southern Indiana Men’s Track & Field runners earned All-America honors with a fourth-place showing in the distance medley relay at the NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field Championships.Bastian Grau (Höchstadt, Germany) had the Screaming Eagles ahead of the field after the first leg of the race by over two seconds. His split was 2 minutes, 54.96 seconds.Sophomore Tyler Kruse (Indianapolis, Indiana) managed to finish his portion of the relay despite pulling his hamstring less than 80-meters into his leg. Without Kruse’s heroics in finishing, the Eagles would have been unable to finish the event.Freshman Javan Winders (Mansfield, Tennessee) managed to keep the Eagles on pace for senior Chase Broughton (Marengo, Indiana) to make up ground on the final portion of the event. The senior moved the Eagles from seventh to fourth in the final leg.The USI finish marks the first time program history that a relay team has earned All-America honors in the indoor season. The total number of individuals to receive All-American nods during the indoor season climbs to 13, with the total number of awards reaching 22.With USI tied for 18th in the team standings heading into the final day of the NCAA II Championships, Broughton and Grau look to move the Eagles up the standings with their performances in the 3,000-meters and the mile.Grau finished second in his preliminary heat on Thursday to earn the second-fastest preliminary time in the mile. His time of 4:05.40 was Grau’s best finish in the event in 2017. The finals will take place tomorrow at 3:25 p.m.Broughton is seeded eighth in the 3,000-meters. The senior recorded his season-best time at the GVSU Big Meet the second weekend in February, finishing in 9:47.61.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
Alcohol at StarbucksStarbucks has started selling beer and wine at some of its US stores in a bid to attract shoppers on different occasions. The coffee chain is also rolling out a more flexible format, so customers can move furniture for gatherings, along with a children’s area.Good investmentThe food ingredients industry is a particularly attractive investment opportunity, according to a new briefing on mergers and acquisitions from Rabobank, which expects to see further consolidation in sectors including bakery.Grocery sales slumpThe latest grocery market share figures from Kantar Worldpanel (12 weeks ending 12 June) show a sharp slowdown following the Royal Wedding and Easter, with growth slumping to just 2.5% in the latest four weeks. Discounters Aldi and Lidl grew by 18% year-on year and Waitrose posted second-highest growth at 8.9% while Asda saw a loss in market share this month.McDonald’s wrapsMcDonald’s is adding wraps to its Deli Choices menu with a range including Grilled Chicken Salad and Sweet Chilli Crispy Chicken, along with a wrap of the day promotion for £1.99. The launch will be supported by a month-long ad campaign.
This year’s national apprentice winners are: Apprenticeships are an excellent way for anyone to gain new skills and forge a career in anything from aerospace engineering to nursing. The National Apprenticeship Awards is a fantastic event to celebrate the achievements of apprentices, employers and training providers, and I want to wish all the winners and nominees congratulations on their incredible efforts. The BAE Systems Award for SME Employer of the Year (for organisations with 1 to 249 employees): Invotra, GoSkydive And 2 highly commended in each category: As one of the ﬁrst apprentices recruited by Mitchells and Butlers, Joe truly is a shining example of what his employer was aiming to achieve through recruiting apprentices. Joe has gone above and beyond his expected role at Toby Carvery, becoming an expert in both the kitchen and front of house, providing the business strong pipeline for management roles both sides of the pass. The Lloyds Banking Group Award for the Rising Star: Joe Buck, Mitchells & Butlers The British Army Award for Intermediate Apprentice of the Year: Muhammad Uddin, Yorkshire Housing This year’s awards also saw the launch of the new ‘Rising Star’ category. This category showcased the apprentices who have made impressive progress in their careers to date and have the potential to go even further in their chosen profession.Winning the Rising Star award was intermediate Retail and Enterprise apprentice Joe Buck from the North West. Joe is employed by Mitchells and Butlers and currently works in Toby Carvery as Duty Manager. Joe has won the first ever ‘Rising Star’ award after being recognised for the exceptional progress he has shown in his role. Joe’s work was recognised as exceptional by a panel of judges and through a public vote where over 7000 people voted for their ‘Rising Star.’Lauren Carroll, Vocational Learning Attraction Manager at Mitchells and Butlers said: The National Apprenticeship Awards ceremony is a great opportunity to celebrate individuals and employers who go above and beyond to champion apprenticeships. This year we introduced the ‘Rising Star’ category which celebrates the individuals who have made impressive progress to their careers to date. Voted for by the public, these are the rising stars of English business and I wish them well for the future. I want to congratulate everyone that was a part of this year’s awards. All of the winners stories demonstrate that apprenticeships change lives, lead to rewarding jobs, and transform businesses for the better. The PeoplePlus Award for Recruitment Excellence: selected from the Employer of the Year award entries: BAE Systems plc The Lloyds Banking Group Award for the Rising Star: Jenny Jones, HM Revenue and Customs and Aleksandra Burzec, Home Group The Rolls Royce Award for Advanced Apprentice of the Year: Daniel Millington, HydraForce Hydraulics Ltd The Centrica Award for Macro Employer of the Year (for organisations with 5,000+ employees): BAE Systems plc The Royal Navy Award for Large Employer of the Year (for organisations with 250 to 4,999 employees): KMF Precision Sheet Metal Limited And 2 highly commended in each category: George Clarke and Lois McClure, HostsGeorge Clarke, former apprentice and creative director of George Clarke + Partners co-hosted the awards with apprentice Lois McClure. George concluded: The British Army Award for Intermediate Apprentice of the Year: Amelia Wayne, Futures Housing Group and Bethany Geddes, The Automobile Association The Rolls Royce Award for Advanced Apprentice of the Year: Muhammad Khan, BT and Lucas Benson, BAE Systems Ltd Keith Smith, Director, Apprenticeships, Education and Skills Funding Agency added: Royal Air Force Award for Apprenticeship Champion of the Year: David Thompson, NETA Training Group and Susan Gough, Lloyds Banking Group The Royal Navy Award for Large Employer of the Year (for organisations with 250 to 4,999 employees): United Kingdom Hydrographic Office, WEC Group Limited Jo Buck, Rising Star award winnerAnne Milton, Apprenticeships and Skills Minister said: The BAE Systems Award for SME Employer of the Year (for organisations with 1 to 249 employees): Troup Bywaters + Anders This year’s national employer winners are: Royal Air Force Award for Apprenticeship Champion of the Year: Natalie White, National Nuclear Laboratory The Centrica Award for Macro Employer of the Year (for organisations with 5,000+ employees): Engie, Lookers plc A huge well done to all the winners, finalists and rising stars! I have met so many apprentices up and down the country and all of them stars in their own right. Their passion for what they do, their determination to get things done and their drive to get on is so impressive. The winners tonight will have stepped out of their comfort zone to learn new skills and many will have changed the direction of their life. Congratulations to them all and they should be very proud of all they have achieved. The PeoplePlus Award for Recruitment Excellence: selected from the Employer of the Year award entries: KMF Precision Sheet Metal Limited, Lloyds Banking Group The Nuclear Decommissioning Site Licence Companies Award for Higher or Degree Apprentice of the Year: Joe Powell, HM Revenue & Customs and Michelle Blackwell, Bevan Brittan LLP Now in its fifteenth year, the awards are the largest and most prestigious celebration of apprentices and apprentice employers across the country.The ‘Excellence in Apprenticeships’ themed Awards ceremony showcased individual and employer success stories, recognising apprenticeships as a fast-track to a great career and enabler of business growth.A Special Recognition Award was presented for the first time and was won by The Armed Forces – The Royal Air Force; Royal Navy and The British Army – for their commitment to apprenticeships. All three services are have been recognised as Outstanding by OfSTED and combined, are the largest apprenticeship employer in England.Damian Hinds, Education Secretary said: The Nuclear Decommissioning Site Licence Companies Award for Higher or Degree Apprentice of the Year: Jordan Coulton, Weightmans LLP My BTEC learning path was similar to an apprenticeship so I fully appreciate the hard work, skills and talent represented in the National Apprenticeship Awards 2018. The career path I took really did open up doors for me and I am sure this year’s winners will find themselves in fortunate positions with their careers – which can all be put down to their hard work, tenacity and excellence. It’s also great to see that the winning employers and apprentices are from such a rich variety of sectors, showcasing beautifully the broad range of skills that apprenticeships deliver. I am delighted to have been part of this celebration of excellence in apprenticeships.
Back in 2015, we launched a petition urging our United States government to sign the BOTS Act (aka Better Online Ticket Sales Act) effectively criminalizing the use of ticket bot software to hack websites and purchase tickets before average consumers. At the time, the bill was being pushed by Senator Chuck Schumer, and his influenced helped Governor Andrew Cuomo sign similar legislation into law for New York State.Shortly thereafter, Congress actually passed the BOTS Act through both houses, sending it off to President Obama for his approval. Today, we’ve learned that the BOTS Act has been officially enacted into federal law!The summary for the new act explains that it “prohibits the circumvention of control measures used by Internet ticket sellers to ensure equitable consumer access to tickets for certain events.” The new legislation even allows the federal government to file civil lawsuits for those who were affected by scalpers using ticket bots. Of course, the real challenge will be enforcing this new law, but putting this into the country’s legislation is a huge first step in the fight against ticket scalping. Let’s hope this means fairer ticket buying for all.
For alumni who remain connected to the University community even after their days on campus have faded into memory, the promise of Harvard lasts a lifetime.That’s the message Carl F. Muller ’73, J.D. ’76, M.B.A. ’76, leaves behind as he prepares to step down as president of the Harvard Alumni Association (HAA). During his year at the HAA helm, Muller called upon alumni to view Harvard as a powerful thread that connects their past, present, and future lives. “My hope is for alumni and students alike to understand that Harvard is not just an academic institution,” says Muller, an attorney in Greenville, S.C. “For those who choose to stay connected, it is a lifetime of limitless possibility. Everything I did during my time as HAA president was directed toward that objective.”That includes circling the globe. During the year, Muller and his wife, Allison, traveled for Harvard to San José, Costa Rica, Dublin, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Shanghai, and Vienna, as well as Houston and San Francisco. “The journey opened our eyes to the place of Harvard in the world,” Muller says. “Harvard is truly a force. Equally important, it is seen as a force, especially in faraway lands.” Indeed, one of Muller’s favorite moments of his HAA presidency came during his trip to Hong Kong, where he introduced President Drew Faust to 500 enthusiastic alumni. “She and they were in heaven,” he recalls.Another standout occasion, Muller says, was addressing graduating seniors at Class Day — an event he describes as “always totally hilarious.” Muller implored the Class of 2012 to stay connected and “never relinquish the feeling of your first day at Harvard.”Keeping that sentiment alive is incoming HAA President Catherine A. Gellert ’93, who intends to build on Muller’s vision as she works to inspire alumni to engage and connect. “Connection doesn’t mean just coming back for events,” Gellert says, “but also recognizing the many ways connection can happen and the role Harvard can play in facilitating it.” Gellert will also expand upon “the wonderful work the HAA has done to create strong communities through its clubs and Shared Interest Groups [SIGs].”Gellert has been actively involved with the HAA and the Harvard College Fund for many years, serving as an HAA elected director and vice president and committee chair of the association’s Engagement and Marketing Committee. As the HAA’s first vice president, she worked closely with staff to interpret data from a recent worldwide alumni survey. Those efforts, combined with Muller’s leadership, have helped the HAA achieve new levels of growth. The success is a result of strong alumni volunteer leadership and the work of the HAA team, led by Executive Director Jack Reardon ’60 and Deputy Executive Director Philip Lovejoy.“Kate and I come from very different backgrounds but share a common vision for Harvard,” Muller says. “It is essential, as Harvard moves into the future, that it preserve the institutional memory that has made it great. Kate is both a torchbearer and a guardian of the flame. She is the perfect successor.”Gellert says it has been wonderful working with Muller over the past year. “He is extremely eloquent and a terrific statesman for our alumni,” she says. “He cares deeply about this institution and has been able to bring its rich history to the present through his wit and wisdom.”
In order to help gain a better understanding of the needs of the disabled, fourth-year architecture students navigated campus hallways and sidewalks in wheelchairs, crutches and blindfolds Friday as part of the School of Architecture’s third annual Accessibility Awareness Day. “Our hope is that they would walk the walk with empathy and understanding of what people with various disabilities go through in their normal life,” architecture professor William Ponko said. Ponko said the School of Architecture worked with the Office of the University Architect and Notre Dame Disability Services in order to provide these students with a hands-on approach to learning about accessibility design. After spending their mornings using their wheelchairs and other equipment, the architecture students visited Notre Dame Stadium to see its accommodations for accessibility and then spent time discussing their observations from the entire day. “Close to 50 percent of all American citizens will experience a disability within their lifetime,” Ponko said. “Accessibility is not just an afterthought or a modification to a design.” Office for Students with Disabilities program coordinator Scott Howland said Accessibility Awareness Day gives students practical experience to better accommodate for disabled individuals in future designs. “The original thought behind this was to go right to the source of who would be designing buildings in the future,” Howland said. “This is a way to get them thinking about how a person in a wheelchair might interact with certain designs.” Howland said the idea of universal design is the base for Accessibility Awareness Day. “[Architecture students] can learn to design something from its beginning to be used by everybody,” he said. Senior Gina Paietta said her day in a wheelchair and on crutches was an “eye-opening experience” to the way she sees architecture and design. “Someone entering a building in a wheelchair is not experiencing the building in the same way as someone else,” Paietta said. Architects face the challenge of designing buildings so a disabled individual can engage in a design as similarly as possible to someone without a disability, she said. Paietta said students faced difficulties finding and navigating some of the campus ramps to enter classroom buildings and accessing the Grotto. Even with the minimum standards from the American Disability Association (ADA) in place in many buildings at Notre Dame, navigating an older campus designed before accessibility consciousness was an issue was difficult, Paietta said. Student feedback was presented to the offices of the University Architect and Disability Services, she said. “I think that as the students mature and go through their fourth and fifth-year projects, they design with awareness for people with disabilities,” Ponko said. Howland said the insight he heard from students after they returned their equipment spoke to the success of the day. “It was a way for us to see how we would change things,” Paietta said. “I think everyone really did get a lot out of the project.”