UVU Men’s Basketball Faces Arizona Thursday; Northern Arizona Saturday

first_img Tags: Arizona Wildcats/Brandon Randolph/Jake Toolson/McKale Center/Tucson/Utah Valley Men’s Basketball December 5, 2018 /Sports News – Local UVU Men’s Basketball Faces Arizona Thursday; Northern Arizona Saturday Written by Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailTUCSON, Ariz.-The Utah Valley University men’s basketball team takes a foray into the Grand Canyon State this week, battling the Arizona Wildcats Thursday at Tucson, Ariz. and the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks Saturday at Flagstaff, Ariz.Thursday’s game is only the second in history against the Wildcats for the Wolverines with Arizona prevailing 87-56 December 9, 2014 at the McKale Center in Tucson.The Wildcats have currently won 51 straight non-conference home games with the Wolverines nursing a 2-8 record against the Pac-12 all-time.The only victories against the Pac-12 Utah Valley has earned were a 75-71 win over Arizona State in 2005 and a 70-68 triumph at Corvallis, Ore. against Oregon State in 2010.The Wolverines come into their game at Tucson with a record of 6-3 and they post 75.9 points per game and only give up 71.3 points per contest. Jake Toolson leads Utah Valley by averaging 15.3 points per game and 3.4 rebounds per contest.The Wildcats come into this game at 6-2 and average 80.6 points per game, while only giving up 65.4 points per contest.Arizona’s leading scorer is guard Brandon Randolph, who posts 17.1 points per contest. Center/forward Chase Jeter averages 7.9 rebounds to pace the Wildcats on the glass.last_img read more

Festive biscuits

first_imgSeveral Cadbury’s biscuit products and a new Maryland cookies tub will be available from Burton’s Foods for Christmas. The company has re-introduced a seasonal range for Maryland, with a 675g sharing tub and a White Choc Chip Mini Cookies carton (150g).Three seasonal collections from Cadbury have also been launched: In-home sharing, which includes a new Cadbury Cookie Assortment; Gifting, which includes its Heritage barrels and tins; and Novelty, which features its Cadbury Mini Fingers van and Cadbury Festive Friends.”Burton’s has ensured that, despite the recession, consumers are well catered for with a range of products to suit all budgets,” commented Sue Garfitt, head of insights, category and marketing planning at Burton’s Foods.www.burtonsfoods.co.uklast_img read more

News story: Civil use of government aerodromes

first_img Civil use of government aerodromes The Military Aviation Authority (MAA) recently co-ordinated activity whereby Civilian Aviation Authority (CAA) Aerodrome Inspectors audited RAF Northolt and RAF Brize Norton from a ‘safe place to operate’ perspective. These audits were specifically conducted in order to assist the CAA in meeting their responsibility to maintain an appropriate level of safety regulatory oversight on the conduct of civil aviation activity taking place at Government Aerodromes in the UK.To read the full article click on the pdf document below. PDF, 163KB, 4 pageslast_img read more

The M&M’s Featuring John Medeski, Stanton Moore, Robert Mercurio, & Papa Mali Release New Single “Parachute” [Listen]

first_imgFunk quartet powerhouse The M&M’s—comprised of keyboardist John Medeski, drummer Stanton Moore, bassist Robert Mercurio, and guitarist Papa Mali—have shared a new track titled, “Parachute”, which premiered on Monday via Relix.The new tune written by Papa Mali includes beautifully layered, lush vocal work, as well as the additional accompaniment of a string section.“We personally love the sentiment and vibe we captured,” The M&M’s explained to Relix. “We are so excited to get together not only on the stage but working together as a group in the studio.”Watch The M&M’s new “Parachute” video below:The M&M’s – “Parachute”[Video: Papa Mali]Due to each members’ busy regular touring schedules, The M&M’s perform an extremely limited amount of live shows. With only one currently scheduled tour date, Medeski, Moore, Mercurio, and Mali will reconnect for a special late-night performance during New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival at Tipitina’s on Friday, April 26th (technically early a.m. Saturday). As you’ve surely heard by now, Moore, Mercurio and their Galactic bandmates recently finalized a deal to purchase Tipitina’s—a club they’ve been visiting as both patrons and performers for nearly three decades.Head here for tickets and more information on The M&M’s upcoming Jazz Fest late-night.The musical heritage of New Orleans will be on full display during the 50th-anniversary edition of New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival this spring. In addition to the official festivities on the fairgrounds, musicians from New Orleans and beyond will deliver a number of exciting nighttime shows during the week-and-change encompassed by Jazz Fest.Jazz Fest 2019 After Dark: L4LM Top PicksCheck out a list of Live For Live Music‘s various night shows during Jazz Fest below. For more information, or to grab your tickets today before they’re all gone, head here.last_img read more

Ezra Vogel, leading expert on East Asia, dead at 90

first_img Related His work contributed extensively to building institutions that would support generations of scholars and practitioners with an interest in East Asia. Beyond the Fairbank Center, he served as the second chairman of Harvard’s Council for East Asian Studies (1977-1980) and director of the Undergraduate Concentration in East Asian Studies from its inception in 1972 until 1989. In 1980, he served as the founding director of the Harvard Program on U.S.-Japan Relations at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, where he served until 1987, and then as honorary director until his passing.In 1993 he took a two-year leave of absence from Harvard to serve as a national intelligence officer for East Asia at the National Intelligence Council during the Clinton administration. Upon his return to Harvard, he served at the Fairbank Center and then as the founding director (1997-99) of the Harvard University Asia Center, a space he envisioned as supporting transnational and transregional studies of the Asian continent.“For so many people he was not only a gracious, friendly person, but a model for what a scholar should be,” Fairbank Center Director Michael Szonyi said. “At a time when scholarship was moving increasingly in a direction of narrow, disciplinary specialization he tried to bring together political scientists, sociologists, historians, even medical anthropologists, and to get us in conversation with each other.” Scholar’s book on China ‘deepens public debate on significant international issues’ Vogel wins Gelber Prize for bookcenter_img His many books reflect these multifaceted intellectual endeavors and include: “Japan’s New Middle Class,” “Canton Under Communism,” “Japan as Number One: Lessons for America,” “Comeback, Case by Case: Building the Resurgence of American Business,” “One Step Ahead in China: Guangdong Under Reform,” “The Four Little Dragons: The Spread of Industrialization in East Asia,” “Deng Xiaoping and the Transformation of China,” and most recently, “China and Japan: Facing History.” The Japanese edition of “Japan as Number One: Lessons for America” (1979) remains the all-time best-seller in Japan of nonfiction by a Western author.Ever the optimist, Vogel was an advocate for improving mutual understanding between the U.S. and China. Colleagues and friends remembered him for his kindness, generosity, patience, and devotion to teaching. He always described himself as a student first and a teacher second, and his son Steven, writing in The Japan Times, said that he “will be most remembered for his boundless good cheer and boyish enthusiasm.”Vogel is survived by his wife of 41 years, Charlotte Ikels; son David Vogel of Cambridge, Mass.; son Steven Vogel of Berkeley, Calif.; daughter Eve Vogel of Amherst, Mass.; sister Fay Bussgang of Dedham, Mass.; and five grandchildren.A memorial service will held at an appropriate time in the new year. Ezra F. Vogel, Henry Ford II Professor of the Social Sciences Emeritus, died Dec. 20 at Mount Auburn Hospital due to complications from surgery. He was 90.A remarkable contributor to the study of East Asia, Vogel’s breadth of research covered the entirety of the region, and he brought not only a deep knowledge and understanding of each country, but also of the political, economic, and cultural interconnectedness. He served as the second director of the East Asian Research Center (now the Fairbank Center) from 1973 to 1975 and again from 1995 to 1999.“It is hard to exaggerate the role played by Ezra in this important chapter of Harvard’s growth. As a leader of various academic centers, he shaped the direction of Harvard research on East Asia and ensured it was firmly grounded in real-world affairs; his own work as a scholar shared this same practical quality, as did his many contributions as a public intellectual and his generous mentorship of generations of students and scholars,” said Mark Elliott, vice provost for international affairs and Mark Schwartz Professor of Chinese and Inner Asian History. “One might well think of him a ‘mover and a shaker,’ but I expect Ezra himself would most want to be remembered as a builder: of ties between people across Harvard and between Harvard and other universities, of connections between the University and the public sector, and of bridges between peoples.”A son of Jewish immigrants who grew up in the small town of Delaware, Ohio, Vogel graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1950 and received his Ph.D. in sociology from Harvard in 1958. After two years conducting fieldwork in Japan, he joined Yale as an assistant professor in 1960, but returned to Harvard as a postdoctoral fellow in 1961, studying Chinese language and history. He became a professor in 1967.Vogel visited East Asia every year after 1958 and spent more than six years in the region. In 1987, he spent eight months in China, studying the economic and social progress of Guangdong, a province that had led the country’s efforts to pioneering economic reform after 1978. Vogel returned from his most recent trip to China last January, just as word was first coming out about the COVID-19 pandemic. “For so many people he was not only a gracious, friendly person, but a model for what a scholar should be.” — Michael Szonyi, director of the Fairbank Centerlast_img read more

Cheers to the Futuremakers! Celebrating a Bold Year in OEM and IoT & Looking Forward to 2018

first_imgAs we celebrate the start of 2018, it seems only right to briefly look back at last year. 2017 was a landmark year for the Dell EMC OEM organization. In December, we celebrated a major milestone – our OEM global sales hit the $3 billion mark for the first time. Earlier last year, thanks to our customers and partners – we achieved the hard-won status of #1 OEM Provider worldwide.[i] We’ve had some incredible successes over the past 12 months and I’d like to take a moment to express my appreciation.Thank You!To our OEM customers who place their trust in us to help bring their ideas to market, thank you! To the partners who support our business and augment our capabilities, we are grateful for your partnerships. And to the Futuremakers, who are using the Dell Technologies portfolio to drive real progress for businesses and humankind, we salute you. By forging new paths in uncharted territories like IoT, artificial intelligence, and machine learning, you are truly making a difference in your industries and around the world. We are honored to play a role in your achievements.  And now for some of the key highlights during 2017…2017 HighlightsIn February, as we officially launched the Dell EMC Partner Program, we integrated our OEM Partners into the greater partner ecosystem to give them a more Simple. Predictable, Profitable,™ experience. Utilizing this new OEM track within the greater Partner Program, our OEM partners are now eligible to receive over 5x more rebates than in the prior year. And our OEM partners have access to new tools and resources that make it easier for us to work together.In May, coinciding with Dell EMC World for the first time, we hosted our OEM Summit – where over 150 customers and partners experienced the full Dell Technologies eco-system, while also benefiting from OEM-centric content and great networking opportunities with peers and the OEM team.This was followed in July with the launch of our 14th generation PowerEdge servers. Many of our OEM customers are already on the leading edge of technology with demanding workloads that require extraordinary performance so it’s no surprise that they value 14G capabilities like increased processing performance with Skylake CPUs, increased support for offload/acceleration technologies, and the added storage performance with increased NVMe.In September, we marked the first anniversary of the Dell EMC merger with our company now ranked as the largest privately-controlled technology company on the planet.Fast forward to October – when we unveiled our new IoT strategy in New York City. Michael Dell announced an investment of more than $1 billion in IoT R&D over the next three years – plus a new, dedicated Dell Technologies IoT Division.In December, we announced the small but mighty XR2 server – designed for tight spaces or tough conditions needing a lot of compute power. Finally, as a great wrap up to the year, we were honored to make CRN’s 2017 list of the 15 Coolest IoT Hardware Companies for our edge Gateways and Embedded PCs.Looking AheadSo, with all these 2017 accomplishments, how will this New Year stack up? Apart from celebrating OEM’s 20th year anniversary, my prediction is that it’s going to be an amazing period, when we enter the next era of human-machine partnerships. We will increasingly embrace AI, and see the blurring of ‘real’ reality and augmented reality coupled with the emergence of the mega cloud.I believe that IoT is now at a critical inflection point – where companies can drive real economic value, moving from proof of concept to a technology that makes sense to adopt. In 2018, expect IoT to go mainstream and become “real.”Digital DisruptionI wrote about digital disruption last year. We all know that it’s not going away. In fact, IDC predicts that another 33% of industry leaders will be displaced before the end of 2018.[ii] I know this sounds scary but the digital opportunity is real and the rewards are rich for those who can navigate the transition. In my book, every company in every industry should be on a journey to transform their business and create a new digitally-enabled operating model. And the good news is we’re here to help!What Won’t Change?Of course, some things won’t change. We will continue to invest heavily in customer and partnership relationships with an emphasis on making it easier for us to do business together. We will continue to launch new products and improve our services, tools, and processes.In 2017, we concentrated on how to combine Dell and EMC while providing a smooth transition for our customers and partners. With a successful merger behind us, we now have the opportunity to dive into the details and execute on the plays within the plays. While we have more to do, I love our trajectory and believe that we have the portfolio, experience, and drive to help our customers win.Additional ResponsibilitiesOn a personal level, I have had the pleasure of leading the OEM and IoT Solutions Division for the last five years and will now also take on responsibility for the Dell EMC Global Channel business. The OEM Solutions business has been a part of the Partner program for more than a year, therefore I’m very familiar with the team and looking forward to this new challenge.I’d love to hear your comments and predictions about 2018. In the meantime, wishing you and your business continued success. Here’s to the year ahead!***Learn more about Dell EMC OEM or the Dell EMC Partner Program.Keep in touch. Follow @DellEMCOEM on Twitter, and join our LinkedIn OEM Showcase page here.***[i] OEM Global Share based on 2016 Dollar Volume Shipments, VDC Research[ii] IDC: IoT and Digital Transformation, March 2016last_img read more

This Week’s Picks! Go to Hell with Matt Doyle & Get Stoned with Alan Cumming

first_imgThe spring season is in full swing, and there’s enough opening nights, starry benefits and special events going on this week to make your head spin. But don’t worry! We’ll make it nice and easy for you. From a super-stoned benefit concert to a trip to Hell with a former Mormon, here are our picks for the next seven days. See you there! Sing the Blues with Audra McDonald Opening April 13 at Circle in the Square Five-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald can do no wrong—after wowing us in her tour-de-force performance in Porgy and Bess in 2011, her turn as Billy Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill doesn’t disappoint. See her sing the jazz legend’s hits (and croon to a pooch) before it’s impossible to snag a seat. Click for tickets! Explore the Underworld with Matt Doyle Through April 13 at the West End Theatre We never thought The Book of Mormon favorite Matt Doyle would end up in purgatory, but that’s exactly where he’s going in Jasper in Deadland, a new musical by Ryan Scott Oliver, and featuring a book by Oliver and Tony nominee Hunter Foster. It’s your last chance to check out the Prospect Theatre Company’s memorable new trip underground. Way underground. Click for tickets! Bask in the Love Beginning April 14 at the Public Theater If you missed the unforgettable immersive experience Here Lies Love at the Public Theater, now’s your chance to see what all the fuss is about—or better yet, your chance to catch it again. The collaboration by David Byrne and Fatboy Slim tells the journey of Filipina First Lady Imelda Marcos. Warning: You will dance. Click for tickets! View Comments Smoke Reefer with Alan Cumming April 19 at New World Stages For one night only, Cabaret star Alan Cumming is leaving the Kit Kat Klub to preach the dangers of a very scary drug called…marijuana. Ever heard of it? Cumming, Lesli Margherita, Andrea McArdle, James Snyder and more will rock out in Reefer Madness, a musical satire by Heathers co-composer Kevin Murphy based on the cult film. We wonder what that theater’s gonna smell like. Click for tickets! Join the Wild, Wild Party April 17 at 54 Below The Wild Party (the one that starred Idina Menzel, not Tonya Pinkins) is raging in New York City! 14 years after the jazzy musical by Andrew Lippa premiered at off-Broadway’s Manhattan Theatre Club, Queenie is back (and still a blonde) in a one-night-only concert at 54 Below. See original star Julia Murney getting wild with Jeremy Jordan, Ciara Renee, Michael Cerveris and more. Click for tickets!last_img read more

Exclusive Explanation Why The Play That Goes Wrong is So Right

first_img Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 6, 2019 Wondering how on earth the U.K. comedy The Play That Goes Wrong messed things up so well that the show won an Olivier last year and landed a Broadway theater in the spring? Check out below an exclusive explanation from the folks over at Mischief Theatre about what we can expect from the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society’s production of a 1920s murder mystery. The Play That Goes Wrong will begin previews on March 9, 2017 and officially open on April 2 at the Lyceum Theatre, starring two-time Tony winner Nathan Lane. Maybe. The Play That Goes Wrong (Through January 6, 2019)center_img View Comments ‘The Play That Goes Wrong’last_img read more

Administrative changes

first_imgBy Faith PeppersUniversity of GeorgiaIn an effort to streamline administration, J. Scott Angle, deanand director of the University of Georgia College of Agriculturaland Environmental Sciences, announced major changes today in thecollege’s administrative structure.”For the past several years there has been concern about the sizeand alignment of the upper administration of this college,” Anglesaid. “I have taken steps today to begin to address the issue.”Jerry Cherry, associate dean for research, and Mel Garber,associate dean for extension, resigned today. The two positionswill be combined, and a national search will begin immediately tofind a suitable candidate to become associate dean for researchand extension.”The size, structure and effectiveness of the collegeadministration were among the main issues I faced when I camehere in August as dean,” Angle said. “Both Drs. Cherry and Garberhave provided outstanding leadership to the college. But aftereight months of observing how the college functions, I have madesome hard decisions today that will help us work more efficientlyin the future.”While the search is conducted, Bob Shulstad, currently assistantdean for research, and Beverly Sparks, currently assistant deanfor extension, will be given the title of interim associate deanand will work together to administer the Agricultural ExperimentStations and Cooperative Extension, respectively. These actionsare effective April 17.(Faith Peppers is a news editor for the University of GeorgiaCollege of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)last_img read more

Brazilian Air Force Combats Illegal Flights on the Border

first_imgBy Taciana Moury/Diálogo August 10, 2018 The Brazilian Air Force (FAB, in Portuguese) is on full alert, protecting its airspace and contributing to the fight against illicit trafficking in Brazil’s border region. Between March 2017—when Operation Ostium kicked in to reinforce airspace surveillance—and June 2018, FAB intercepted about 170 illegal aircraft. Ostium is part of the Brazilian Ministry of Defense’s Integrated Border Protection Program. On June 9, 2018, a FAB A-29 Super Tucano intercepted a single engine Cessna 182P from Bolivia that attempted to cross the Brazilian border with about 300 kilograms of cocaine paste. The pilot, who failed to respond to the air defense pilot’s requests, the first step of airspace control measures, aroused suspicions. After unsuccessful verification, FAB’s officials ordered a re-route and mandatory landing in Tangará da Serra, Mato Grosso, in midwestern Brazil. However, before reaching the assigned airfield, the single-engine aircraft force-landed in a rural area near Serra de Tapirapuã, in Mato Grosso. “This forced-landing put an end to the air defense mission. The Federal Police’s mission began, seizing drugs and arresting the crew,” FAB General Carlos Vuyk de Aquino, commander of the Aerospace Operations Command (COMAE, in Portuguese), told Diálogo. Located in Brasília, COMAE is a FAB unit responsible for enforcing airspace authority to guarantee airspace sovereignty and integrate the national territory. The unit, which can engage aircraft anywhere in the country, is the point of convergence of intelligence information generated during Ostium. According to Gen. Aquino, Brazilian airspace surveillance operates 24 hours a day through a web of radars that covers the country’s continental territory and some of Brazil’s territorial waters in the Atlantic. E-99 radar aircraft strengthen coverage. “This aircraft is equipped with operational positioning that enables autonomous air defense operations and the transmission of information to control agencies on the ground,” said Gen. Aquino. “The E-99 is strategically significant to conduct airspace control activities, especially due to its ability to detect aircraft flying at low altitude. Criminals often use this type of flight to circumvent ground systems.” Surveillance efficiency The fight against drug trafficking and other transnational crimes is a joint and combined effort with other Brazilian agencies and neighboring countries. “FAB contributes by monitoring air traffic to send intelligence data or following suspicious aircraft from a distance, to collaborate with law enforcement,” Gen. Aquino said. Intercepted aircraft are subject to coercive measures, which FAB air defense pilots implement progressively. They conduct inquiries to identify the origin of the aircraft, then order a re-route or mandatory landing. “If this fails, the pilot will resort to persuasive measures, Gen. Aquino said. The officer highlighted Ostium’s efficiency in the fight against illegal trafficking, pointing to another important seizure on the border with Bolivia, April 25, 2018. “During an interception conducted in the north of Corumbá, Mato Grosso do Sul, an aircraft carrying approximately 500 kg of cocaine paste failed to obey orders from the air defense pilots, and it became necessary to resort to airspace control measures”. The aircraft, which crossed from Colombia, force-landed at a lake in Pantanal National Park, in Mato Grosso. Three A-29 Super Tucano and one E-99 radar aircraft conducted the interception. Federal Police seized the illegal cargo. “The aircraft in question was intercepted because it didn’t have a flight plan and carried a fake registration,” FAB Lieutenant General Ricardo Cesar Mangrich, chief of the Aerospace Operations Command’s General Staff said. “It’s important that aircraft produce flight plans in all regions outlined by air traffic rules.”last_img read more