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SUU Basketball Hosts Long Beach State Saturday

first_imgDecember 19, 2019 /Sports News – Local SUU Basketball Hosts Long Beach State Saturday Written by Tags: Long Beach State basketball/SUU Basketball FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCEDAR CITY, Utah-Thursday, Southern Utah men’s basketball (6-4) visits Big West Conference foe Long Beach State (3-8) for a non-conference tilt at the Walter Pyramid.In his fourth season at the helm of the Thunderbirds’ program, Todd Simon (42-67, .385) is on pace for his first winning season at Cedar City in this final non-conference game of the 2019-20 season.SUU currently averages 76.3 points per game, ranking the Thunderbirds 99th nationally in scoring offense.Junior guard John Knight III (13 points per game) is currently SUU’s leading scorer. Redshirt senior forward Dwayne Morgan (11.9 points per game, a team-best 8 blocked shots) and fellow redshirt senior guard-forward Cameron Oluyitan (11.4 points, 5.2 rebounds per game, team-bests in assists [20] and steals [16]) also score in double figures on-average for the Thunderbirds.Sophomore guard Harrison Butler posts a team-best 8.2 rebounds per game for SUU as well.The Thunderbirds surrender 63.7 points per game, tying them for 73rd nationally with Towson and Wisconsin in scoring defense.SUU also ranks 17th nationally in rebounding margin per game (+9) as they out-rebound opponents 40.7-31.7 per game.Long Beach State is coached by Dan Monson (203-204, .499) who is in his 13th season at the helm of the Beach program. Monson is 373-327 (.533) as a collegiate coach. He has previously coached at Gonzaga (1997-1999) and Minnesota (1999-2007).The Beach scores 69.3 points per game, ranking them 241st nationally in scoring offense.Long Beach State is led by sophomore guard Chance Hunter (14.5 points, 4.5 rebounds per game), sophomore guard Michael Carter III (12.6 points per game, a team-best 37 assists, tied for a team-best 14 steals with junior guard Colin Slater) and Slater (10.8 points per game) who all score in double figures on average.Freshman center Joshua Morgan has a team-best 23 blocked shots and 5.6 rebounds per game, making himself a rising star for the Beach.Long Beach State surrenders 78.5 points per game, ranking them 328th nationally in scoring defense.The Thunderbirds lead the Beach 3-1 all-time. Brad Jameslast_img read more

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BYU Football Hosts Louisiana Tech Friday

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPROVO, Utah-Friday, No. 22 BYU football hosts Louisiana Tech at LaVell Edwards Stadium as the Cougars and Bulldogs meet for the first time on the gridiron in history.The Cougars and Bulldogs are each 2-0 to start their respective seasons.BYU routed Navy 55-3 September 7 and clobbered Troy 48-7 September 26.The Cougars are coached by head coach Kalani Sitake, who is 29-25 (.537) in his fifth season.Louisiana Tech is coached by eighth-year head coach Skip Holtz, who is 58-36 (.617) as the Bulldogs’ head coach at Ruston, La. Holtz is a 16-year major college football head coach and is 112-84 (.571) overall. Holtz has also coached at East Carolina (2005-2009) and South Florida (2011 and 2012) in addition to Louisiana Tech.Louisiana Tech edged Southern Miss 31-30 September 19 and pummeled NCAA FCS foe Houston Baptist 66-38 September 26.The Cougars currently rank second nationally in scoring offense (51.5 points per game).BYU ranks fourth nationally in total offense ( 622 yards per game). The Cougars are eighth nationally in passing offense (375 yards per game) and BYU ranks ninth nationally in rushing offense (246.5  yards per game).In surrendering only 10 points per game, BYU ranks second nationally in scoring defense, surrendering only 5 points per contest.The Cougars lead the nation in total defense (165 yards per game). This entails ranking first nationally in passing defense (96 yards per game) and being tied eighth nationally with Alabama in surrendering only 69 yards per game on the ground.BYU junior signal-caller Zach Wilson has thrown for 624 yards on the season, or 312 yards per game. This ranks him 15th nationally. He has completed 80 percent of his passes (36-45), ranking him third nationally in completion percentage. Wilson has thrown for four touchdown passes on the season for good measure. Wilson’s 217.6 passing rating ranks him third nationally.The Cougars’ rushing attack is paced by sophomore tailback Tyler Allgiere (24 car, 182 yards, 2 TD’s), whose 7.6 yards per carry rank him eighth nationally, and his junior running mate Lopini Katoa (21 car, 156 yards, 2 TD’s. Katoa’s 7.4 yards per carry rank him 10th nationally.Junior receivers Dax Milne (10 rec, 175 yards, TD) and Gunner Romney (9 rec, 272 yards, TD) lead the Cougars. Romney’s 30.2 yards per catch rank him fourth nationally.BYU sophomore kicker Jake Oldroyd ranks 13th nationally in net points (25 points) and is 4-4 on field goals. His longest field goal on the season was from 54 yards out. He has also made all 13 of his PAT attempts on the season.Louisiana Tech ranks sixth nationally in scoring offense as the Bulldogs have posted 48.5 points per game on the season in their first two contests.Louisiana Tech amasses 461.5 offensive yards per game (22nd nationally). This entails 289 passing yards per game (21st nationally) and 172.5 rushing yards per game (tied for 31st nationally with Cincinnati).At quarterback, Louisiana Tech is led by graduate senior Luke Anthony. Anthony is completing 58.8 percent of his passes for 463 yards, 8 touchdowns (tying him second nationally with Central Florida’s Dillon Gabriel and Spencer Rattler of Oklahoma) and only one interception thus far.Redshirt senior tailbacks Justin Henderson (29 car, 146 yards, TD) and Israel Tucker (20 car, 128 yards) lead the Bulldogs in the running game. Tucker ranks 16th nationally with 6.4 yards per carry.Redshirt senior receiver Adrian Hardy (9 rec, 148 yards, TD; 16.4 yards per catch) is the Bulldogs’ leading receiver. Redshirt sophomore wideout Wayne Toussant (3 rec, 91 yards, 2 TD’s) averages 30.3 yards per catch.Redshirt junior receiver Griffin Hebert has added two scoring receptions on 95 yards and seven grabs.Louisiana Tech surrenders 34 points per contest, tying them for 49th nationally with Arkansas State, Florida State, Georgia State, Louisiana Tech and Mississippi State.The Bulldogs rank 53rd nationally in total defense (447 yards per game surrendered). This entails ranking 22nd in rushing defense (112 yards per game) nationally and 63rd nationally in passing defense (335 yards per game).Redshirt junior defensive linemen Milton Williams leads the Bulldogs in sacks (2) and tackles for a loss (2.5 sacks). Freshman linebacker Tyler Grubbs leads the Bulldogs in both combined stops (28) and solo tackles (9).Redshirt sophomore defensive back Bee Jay Williams and sophomore defensive lineman Deshon Hall each have an interception apiece for the Bulldogs thus far this season.Redshirt freshman Jacob Barnes doubles as the Bulldogs’ kicker and punter. The native of Baton Rouge, La. has made both of his field goal attempts on the season and all 13 of his PAT attempts for the Bulldogs. Written by Tags: BYU Football September 30, 2020 /Sports News – Local BYU Football Hosts Louisiana Tech Friday Brad Jameslast_img read more

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Contracting officer pleads guilty in US Navy bribery case

first_img A former U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) supervisory contracting officer pleaded guilty June 23 to charges that he accepted bribes from foreign defense contractor GDMA in what became known as one of the biggest U.S. Navy bribery and fraud scandals.Paul Simpkins, 61, of Haymarket, Virginia, was a senior DoD contracting official who supervised contracting officers responsible for awarding and administering U.S. Navy contracts.According to admissions made in connection with his plea, from approximately May 2006 until September 2012, Leonard Glenn Francis, owner of Singapore-based Glenn Defense Marine Asia (GDMA), provided cash, travel expenses and the services of prostitutes in return for Simpkins’s efforts to steer contracts to GDMA and intervene on GDMA’s behalf in contracting disputes with the U.S. Navy.Simpkins admitted that during the years-long scheme, Francis provided him with hundreds of thousands of dollars through wire transfers to a bank account in Japan controlled by Simpkins’s former wife.After Francis transferred the funds to Simpkins’s wife’s account, Simpkins caused payments to be remitted to a U.S. bank account held in his own name.According to his plea, Simpkins admitted that, in return, he used his influence within the U.S. Navy to benefit GDMA.Among other things, Simpkins admitted that he extended GDMA’s contract after a subordinate recommended the contract not be extended due to high costs; instructed U.S. Navy officials in Hong Kong to discontinue using meters that ensured proper accounting of the amount of waste that GDMA removed from U.S. Navy ships to ensure that no overbilling occurred; and instructed a U.S. Navy official to ignore invoices that GDMA submitted after Francis complained that U.S. Navy personnel were asking questions.Simpkins’ sentencing was set for September 9, 2016. June 24, 2016 ‘Fat Leonard’ navy bribery case has DoD contracting officer plead guilty View post tag: US Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today ‘Fat Leonard’ navy bribery case has DoD contracting officer plead guilty center_img View post tag: Fat Leonard Authorities Share this articlelast_img read more

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Profile Of Patrick A. Shoulders Candidate For IU Alumni Trustee

first_imgProfile Of Patrick A. Shoulders Candidate For IU Alumni TrusteeIt has been my honor to serve as your alumni Trustee for many years. We have accomplished much together, but much remains to be done as we plan for IU’s 200th Anniversary in 2019-2020.As a member of the last generation to remember the living Herman Wells (his final letter to me hangs in my office), I am forever guided by his vision: We must strive for excellence in ALL that we do and provide a world class education to deserving students from Indiana (first) and those qualified for admission.We have preserved our great traditions by revitalizing the Old Crescent. Likewise, we have kept an IU education cutting edge, with International Studies Programs, Informatics initiatives and new Engineering and Architecture Degrees.I will remain a strong and independent voice on the Board. Believing in maintaining the beauty of our campuses, I fought off privatization of our parking facilities. Sadly, I was unable to convince the Board that we should not turn our back on the Ft. Wayne campus – I don’t win them all! But I am proud that the Bloomington paper has written that I have sounded like “the conscience of the University.”If you give me your vote, I will continue working to ensure that IU is accountable, affordable and accessible. We have the lowest average net cost in the Big Ten. Gift aid has increased 83% since 2007. I will always insist that we recruit qualified under-represented minority students, that we concentrate efforts on retention and persistence towards degree completion, and that we pay faculty and staff competitively. Each campus is critical to our role as Indiana’s University.A few years back, President McRobbie announced the establishment of a New Academic Directions Committee. The President charged the committee with strengthening IU’s academic core. As Chair of the Board’s Academic Affairs Committee for many years, I have been honored to work at the Board level with our Provost and other administrators toward the President’s charge: “To improve the overall quality of academic offerings, the efficiency with which we educate our students, and our responsiveness to the trends and challenges that are transforming higher education today.”The diligent work of our Board, Administration and Faculty has led to many major accomplishments.We have overseen and approved the creation of new schools that will ensure that IU’s education and research programs will flourish for decades to come. Some highlights of this transformative work include:Creation of the nation’s first school of philanthropy – the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at IUPUI.Creation of the School of Global and International Studies at IU Bloomington, bringing together our more than 70 language programs and renowned international area studies centers.Creation of the School of Informatics and Computing which merged informatics and library and information science offering an extensive range of programs in information technology.Creation of the Media School at IU Bloomington which merged our excellence in journalism and telecommunications providing our students a pre-eminent national center for education and research on modern media.Creation of Schools of Public Health at IUB and IUPUI which promotes health and supports disease prevention for all of Indiana.Creation of an Engineering Program at IUB making IU a part of the “building and machine” culture.Creation of a new School of Art and Design with a Masters of Architecture Degree.As we approach IU’s 200th anniversary, I hope you will allow me to continue more than 30 years of work toward her success. My wife Lisa and I also understand the importance of our friends and alumni’s financial support of IU and are life members of our Alumni Association as well as proud members of the President’s Circle and the Hoosier Hundred.If re-elected, I will continue to be your independent voice on the Board. I will also work to find additional support for our outstanding faculty and staff whose work brings IU national recognition and honor almost daily and who remain vital to the educational and economic aspirations of every Indiana region.I have worked hard for each of our campuses and am proud to have received IUPUI’s Hine Medal and IU Southeast’s Chancellor’s Medallion for my efforts. Our dream of an IU campus in southwest Indiana is also becoming a reality with the construction of a medical education building in downtown Evansville.With your help, my family of IU graduates (Lisa, BA ’75, daughter and son-in-law Samantha and David, BA ’00, son Andy, BA ’04) and I will continue working hard AT LEAST until our triplet granddaughters become members of the Class of ’28!Editors Footnote:  You May Contact Mr. Shoulders at [email protected] LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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Ocean City High School Honor Roll for Fourth Marking Period

first_img10th Grade Distinguished HonorsMadelyn AdamsCaitlin AldridgeJordan AllegrettoJustin AngelastroJoshua ArnoldNoah AungstLogan AvenaCharity BeckertEmma BergmanTucker BirminghamClare BlumbergKate BlumbergCaitlin BondSamantha BornhardtSeona BoyleMadelyn BradwayOlivia BriggsCassidy BuchHarlee CancelosiFrancis CaseyJoshua ChildsJoseph CliffordAnna ColbertWilliam CundiffPatrick CusackThomas CusackLauren DavidsonChase DevlinMark DoughtenNickolas EiseleDominique EvansMaria FarnanGregory FischerAnnabelle GartnerEnrique GaytanBrigit HadamRobert HambyTaylor HazlettJeffrey HoffnerMadison HowellClifford HysonSean JamisonJulie KampfFrances KaneJuliana KemenoshMichael KimballAaron KingMackenzie KitchenDavid LavertySydnee LisaDanielle LLoydTravis LongstaffDestina MarottaBrendan McClureKatelyn McLaughlinShannon McLaughlinAlexa MealeyLiza MilovJenna MonaghanDante MonteleoneEvan NathanRyan NewellSarah OlandtShannon OteriDustin OvesOrsalia PalapanisBrett PalmerAshlyn PetroWilliam PhillipsNicole PiergrossWilliam PooleBrooke ProctorCarolyn ReadeOlivia RumbasWilliam RuszkowskiEmily RuthMolly SalmonsenRyan SaulDonald-Jan SchroderFayelyn ScioliShane StackScott SteinbergColin StewartSophia TaleseJohanna TerrelsJustin TrowbridgeFranklin TutelianMinh VuJeremy WestAnya WhitesideKevin YangBridget YoungRachael ZeidesAllison ZelinskiSusan Zennario 11th Grade HonorsShelby AlvordZachary ArcherCourtney AttenboroughKaren AvilaDavid BalicKimberly BarnesMadeline BradyCree BrownZachary BusamDana CatesBianca CisterninoKylie ClearkinElizabeth CunninghamNicholas DagrosaAllison DalyLuke DemoreJohn DeyoungEric EasterlyHannah EilerAnna ElmerCarlo GallelliAntonio GentiliniAmbrosia GibboneyJacob GibsonMaggie GrimesZachary HackettBrendan HaddonMatthew HarperRebecca HenryDavid HinckleyMarisa HoffmanScott HoganKrista IannoneMatthew KennedyGretchen KeyserKelsey KosturkoSarah LauxSean LauxJamie LeaYeoryia LemoniotisRyan LewandowskiDaniel LoggiRobert MacomRosa MartinezClaire MateraThomas MateraSteven MayPatrick McCarronChristian McDermottErin McMurrayEvan MegargeeStephanie MurrayAnna MyersErin MyersAlexxa PastoreEmily PensaLauren PhiferJohn PiccininoRebecca PiotrowskiJenner PomeroyLauren PrettymanSamantha RavelliSara RedmondRachel RinckNelly Rivero-OntiverosErin RundallSierra SchoenewaldMelissa ScottArianna SegichPierce ShellhornSamantha ShuldeSamantha SleisterNoah SpearRachael St ClairJessica SykesJamie TaylorJessica TherrienMary WagnerHenry WeigelGabriella WyandSean YeatsZachary Zellers 11th Grade Distinguished HonorsAdina AhlstromZachary AltieriAmber AngelucciMatthew AromandoKevin BarnesLucas BakerRyan BeebeCori BermanBrooke BlumenstockJustin BoothKarissa BourbeauLauren BowersockGabrielle BreazealeEmily BreedNoel ButlerEdward CarterSavannah CarterMaliha ChowdhuryTeresa CiteraKyle ConradMadeline CrowellMichael DaddiMatthew DaquilaMaria DattiloJenna DelVescioFiona DevineSean DoughertyJulia DragonJoseph FerrilliBenjamin FischerKatilynn FosterAnnamarie FreedmanYuri GiezaKevin GillBriarRose GinnCatherine GleasonEmily GrantMadeline GreaserMacKenzie GreeneRaquel GreshamMercy GriffithEpiphany GrisbaumBrandon HadtkeKelly HannaChristian HeistAlec HelmMalia HindleKyle HoweyBenjamin JargowskyAusten JohnsonDean JonesAugustus JurasinskiElizabeth KazanjianKira KellyJacqueline KerAllison KirkpatrickMadison KnappSofiya LebedevaEmma LeedsHannah LuceyKristin MarshallPatrick MartinLuke MartinoLaura McKinleyLauren McNallyAlison MilesAbigail MontemurroCorey MounceTatiana NeelyJoHannah NewmanMary NeyCollin NobleMacy OteriEvan PearceMcKayla PerryAmy PhillipsRobert PhillipsMiranda RauschKristina RedmondRosemary ReidyAmy ReinholdMichael RicchiKristi RohrerJared SavinoLogan SchettigMiranda SchumacherAndrea SharpJustin SmithKayleen SnyderRachel StremmeDevon TerwilligerNathaniel TrofaMaura TwiggsMatthew UnsworthChristina UrbanMikayla UtleyDanielle WalawenderShannon WallaceLindsey WanCelena WhiteZachary WilliamsIvan YangMason YeagerCaliope Yiannos 9th Grade Distinguished HonorsPatricia AbenanteJulianne AffanatoHiba AhmadRialee AllenAlyssa AltieriBradari AltmanJany AndersonMichelle ArdilesAmanda AttiyaHanna BannerKatelyn BarbutoMichael BeebeGarret BenvenutiElizabeth BlankleyLogan BloomsteadCourtney BodenschatzLiam BradleyFiona BreslinJoshua BrookBrittany BroomellAbigail BroschardKimberly BrownNicholas CanusoSara CaraccioloBenjamin CardwellMia CaucciTrisa ChakrabortyChanhi ChhethLeigh Anne ClarkeSydney CouvalRosalia DaddiJacob DavisAnthony DeLeoGiovanina DeLucaSamantha DeRobertisFelicia DillonJulia DiPietroAndrew DonoghueNicholl FentonSebastian FineLaura FithianSadie FordAustin FoxValerie GalderisiSarah GardnerIsabella GilhooleyShannon GillJane HadleyJulia HansenJacey HansonAnthony HavensJulia HerringtonKeani HindleAlexandria HoffmanSamantha HorowitzPaul HowellMadison HuntJanae IsaacsAshley JamisonWilliam JohnsonEmma KellyPatrick KistlerSarah KrajicekNicole KramerDawson KuhnSean LaneAlison LawnCourtney LeonardGiuliana LeottaSarah LuceyMadeleine MartinelliElizabeth MayRylee McDonnellVictoria McHughMatthew MetzlerMadison MontaneroEvan MonteithMegan MontemurroAllison NovasitisAmanda NunanAbbygayle O’BoyleAshley OgurekAlexis PaoneAleva ParkerMackenzie PearceSamantha PeaschekCelvin Pelaez-GonzalezMorgan PfauCaroline PizzanoPhoebe PrettymanDevon PunthrangkulJulie ReevesMiriam Rosario-VegaKyle RumakerGrace SaccoMichael SaulJared SchiavoneBrooke SegichNicole SeitherJasmine ShamAlyssa ShifflerCasey SigmundJacob SimoneJacob SmithBrianna SnyderMeredith SteeleGeorge SwensenDaniel WalshForest WanNicholas WilliamsStellanie YiannosKasey Yunghans 9th Grade HonorsLinda AvilaMatthew BaldiniSophie BascurtEmily BatastiniAlexis BautistaJulia BornhardtKevin CatanosoMatthew ChoyMadison CompareJack CrowellAllison DiAngelisLuke DiceKillian DoughertySamantha DragonElaine EstlowBrianna FerraraJames FlukeyEllie FranckleAnthony GarreffiAlbert GarrettNatalie GreeneAbigail HackettBrooke HandleyDara HennessyThomas HenryCrystal HoltJohn IaconelliAnna KellyLuciano KeyesMadison KitchenMark KolmerAlexandra MartinOlivia MartinelliSabrina MarzianoTaylor MasonKaylin McAndrewsHolly McCrossonAmanda MeachonDanielle MenchenChristopher NeyKyle O’ConnorThomas OlandtMatthew OleksiakJuana ParralAndrew PensaLogan PierpointAlexandria PursgloveOlivia QuinnDevon RaabJohn RiordanMcKenna RobelJordan SabatinoJason SchiavoneSarah ShannonNoah SicienskyJenna SiederGrace SteeleIan SteeleBritney SteinTorre TeiseAndrew TomainoMatthew TorrenceJoseph TripoliNatiya TrzeckiMadeline Walker HughesGianna WitasickRachel WrightTaylor Zeides 10th Grade HonorsMadison AndersonScott AndrewsNicholas ArtymowiczTaylor BarthAlyssa BellucciMia BergmannKirsten BlairJohn BrittinHannah BromheadDylan CallowayAlyssa ChainZacharey ChopekMatthew ColbertEdward CorcoranSarah CorderyShane CummingsJoseph DelgrandeCarmela DesiderioLouis DiLuzioEthan DourisFrederic DubbsHallie DuBruilleJeffrey EdwardsKyle EdwardsKiersten EstelleDominic FiorentinoMadison FluhartyPatricia FlukeyFiona FlynnCaroline FranksVeronica GarciaDarby GrantDavid GreenwoodColton GuariniNicholas GuidoLily GusemanJack HanleyNathan HollowayConnor LavertyAsa LittlefieldMadeline LogueAlexandra LovePatrick ManleyRebekah MartinChristopher MasusockAleksandra McCoyEdward McLaughlinMaureen McLaughlinSean MooneyAmelia MorinAdam MyersRyan OberlyEvan OlivaKylie OlsonPatrick PawlingTucker PerkinsAlexis RiddioughIsabella RitzelJacklyn RomanoEmily RutterOdalis Sacramento-MoralesMegan SmockJulia SolazzoXiola SorgieLauren StevensBrooke TarrHaley VernonNatalie VisoDominique WaltersCharles WigginsKelsey WilliamsKevin WitasickNicholas Zedonek Ocean City High SchoolCongratulations to the following Ocean City High School students who made honor roll for the fourth marking period of the 2013-14 school year. Students receiving “Distinguished Honors” earned a weighted grade-point average of 3.8 or above. “Honors” students earned a 3.3 to 3.799. 12th Grade Distinguished HonorsMaham AhmadRenata AltimariMina AmjadiSarah AndersonNina BachichElizabeth BeattyIsabel BenvenutiVictoria BerglundKevin BirkCaroline BowmanSean BowmanAine BoyleKeri BroadleyLauren BurchJonah ButlerPatrick CarrTyler CarrollErica CatanosoRachel ChainHannah ChildsSabiha ChowdhuryAlexandra CosteOlivia CraigDylan CraverConnor DeanKatherine DelgrandeJeremy DilksAlexis DiMercurioTheresa DonlevieMarissa EshelmanJayme EstadtShannon FarrellBridget FlynnKaitlyn FoxZachary FoxAlexia FrenchChristopher GorskiJustin GoucherJee-Anna GraeffWilliam GrahamSkylar GreenSarah GriswoldParker GuarigliaAngela GuidoElias GusemanTara HadamErica JohnsJohn KaneJoseph KeyesEmily KnightLeah KornbergJulianna KuemmerleAmanda LeonettiNicole LibbeyRobert LokkenErika LorenzAbigail LyonsFlavia MartinezChristopher MateerKyle McGurkOlivia MeloyConstance MeyerGina MelilloJessica MounceKathleen MurrayJacob NewsomeShaun O’ConnorEvan OchlanJoshua OlandtSamuel PalomboLouis PaoneStephen PashuckHadly PattersonOlivia PawlingShelby PetroLaura PomeroyCharles PooleCarolyn PrevitiMadelyn RaabNicole RenteriaCarly RoeckZachary SakenaAlexander SchoedlerJordan SedottiLana SharpMargaret ShifflerMegan ShoneMichele SnyderAustin StrohLauren SutherlandMadeline SzaboAlexandra TeiseDeanna TerrazziniCourtney ThernLauren VetterJonathan VineyardAlyssa WalkerAlicia WaltonKevin WiesnerGrace WigglesworthHayley WilliamsJames WoolleyRachael Young 12th Grade HonorsPeter AndersonAmanda AndrewsAlexandra AuberzinskyMichael BarrettDanielle BaruffiGeorge BeckertJenna BeeseCarly BensonAnne BestFrancis BradyNoah BromheadSavannah BrueyJennifer CampbellMelissa CappolinaMicaela CaroccioJake CassidyBrianna CesanekChenda ChhethMeredith CresciRyan CullenJulie CusackLeah DaviesJacqueline DavisDominic DiGiacomoDylan DiMeglioDaniel DonatoSamantha DowlingKyrstin EbertDanielle EganWilliam EiseleAimee FerenzCooper GallagherRaymond GonzalezJoshua HandshawWhitney HannaNicole HydeTaylor JacksonAlexander JonesMeghan KellyJulianna KingMegan KohlerGloria LaboyMadison MackPaige ManjrawalaCorinne MaterazziRachael MatouschErin MeehanGeorge MeyersEmma MurphyLauren NorburyGianna NorwoodRebekah O’BrienCharles O’DonnellMelissa PaganoVictoria PapazacharisSamantha ParksJamie PattonEllen PfeifleTaylor PriceMarie QuiaoTara RapattoniMichael RodriguezJustin RoofShawn RossettiBrittany RushHunter RyanTaylor ScanlonAllison SchadNicole ShifflerKyle St JohnPaul StantonRaquel StarkApril SteinKristen StuartTimothy VantAndrew WalkerKieran WalshRichard WashartErica Watsonlast_img read more

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GB growth boosts Britvic

first_imgBritvic has seen its revenue increase 29.3% to £926.5m for the 52 weeks to 28 September 2008, compared with the same 2007/08 period. The figures incorporate a full 52-week contribution from Britvic Ireland of £200.7m.The sales in its Great Britain & International division represent a 4.8% increase over the 52 weeks, which has been put down to the growth in stills and carbonates in the GB market.A downturn in consumer spending, continued challenges in the licensed on-premise market and the poor summer weather have been noted as barriers to sales growth in the last year.Despite an overall decline in volume in the GB stills market of 2.7%, Britvic saw strong volume growth of 8.1%. Within the GB carbonates market, it increased its sales volume by 4.3%.Paul Moody, chief executive commented that the business had delivered a strong performance despite the challenges of current market conditions and rising raw material and energy costs. “The business has achieved good revenue growth, increased market volume and value share with tight cost control helping to deliver our target of increasing GB & International operating profit margin by at least 10-15 basis points,” said Moody. “Consequently, we expect to deliver earnings for the year in line with expectations.”[http://www.britvic.com]last_img read more

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Tributes to a streetwise gentleman

first_imgTony died peacefully on Saturday 17 January 2009, following a short battle with a brain tumour, first diagnosed in August 2008.Born in Swanage on 7 May 1933, Tony married Barbara in 1964 and, together, they ran nine fabric shops from Newbury to Eastgate Street, Gloucester, having started the business with an overdraft of £750. But after a while, he sold them off one by one.In 1971, the first Janes Pantry shop was opened as a sandwich bar in St Aldate’s Street, Gloucester, with the shop and subsequent business named after their youngest daughter. While the bakery business was being established, Tony also had a travel agency and a wine bar and restaurant named ’Brunel’s Wine Bar, also in the city of Gloucester. The eventual sale of this business to Bass enabled him to build another bakery in Hempsted, Gloucester and expand to eight shops throughout Gloucester. This expansion brought along another modern 10,000sq ft new bakery off Bristol Road, where his firm still resides today, employing more than 110 people. In addition to the nine bakery shops, nine vans and outside catering Tony also opened a Chocolate & Candy Shop in Cirencester.He was a strong businessman and always worked on the theory that he needed to hire people better than him to do the work. In short, he was born to delegate. As he would say, “It’s always been hard work but we’ve always had a lot of laughs along the way.”With his strong business sense, he was always asked to attend conferences up and down Britain to speak about business matters and, for the last 10 years, he wrote a weekly column in British Baker. In 2007, he became the first non-American president of the Retail Confectioners International (RCI), founded in 1917. He had been a member for 11 years and, with Barbara, would visit America several times a year to attend seminars and visit Chocolate & Candy Shops ranging from small family-owned businesses with one store to large multi-million-dollar corporations. Tony said that being offered the presidency was a huge privilege. Once the members of the RCI learned about his illness, they flew an Amercian flag at half mast above Washington in his honour, before taking it down and sending it to Tony and Barbara, who were both deeply moved by the gesture.During Tony’s life he was a member of Rotary, a councillor in Gloucester and a member and a president of the National Association of Master Bakers (NAMB). As well as Barbara, he leaves two daughters, Andrea and Jane, and his grandchildren.Neville MorseManaging director, Janes PantryIt truly was with regret that I received the telephone call on Saturday, 17 January to inform me that Tony had passed away. It wasn’t totally unexpected, but sad nevertheless.I have known Tony and Barbara Phillips for some 23 years, from a member asking the NAMB questions for his bakery business to him becoming an active Western Region member, going on to be chairman of the finance committee (an appointed post) to being a director of the NAMB board until last year and, the ultimate accolade for him, national president in 2004/2005.He was proud to be the first-ever English president of Retail Confectioners International, which often entailed him jetting off to preside over meetings in the US. For the NAMB he was an unpaid member of staff. So many members would ask for help with costings and general business queries and Tony was always able to offer advice and an invitation to visit his bakery and shops.They say behind every successful man is a successful woman and this was never truer than with his devoted wife, Barbara. She has supported every venture and been lovingly at his side for some 44 years. Members – well most anyway! – loved reading his articles in British Baker, although occasionally we would have to rein him in a bit and remind him of ’political correctness’.He made many friends in the NAMB and will be sadly missed by all Association members and staff alike.Gill Brooks-LonicanCEO, NAMBTony Phillips was a baking industry character and will be sadly missed by many for his excellent advice and his sense of humour; he was always prepared to help any baker who sought his counsel.During 2004/2005, Tony held the position as the NAMB president; he was also a very active director of the board, which he sat on from its formation. Tony will be remembered for his warm personality and a gift for speaking in a way that was both understandable and profound.Tony was one of life’s gentlemen and will be sadly missed by all at the Association. Our sincere condolences go to Barbara and family from all the board directors.Mike A HollingChairman, NAMBlast_img read more

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Jerry Garcia Band Shares Show-Stopping, 13-Minute Performance Of “Shining Star” From 1991 [Premiere]

first_imgFor years, the GarciaLive series has been revitalizing classic performances from Jerry Garcia‘s solo career, and the new volume is no exception. GarciaLive Volume Eight is due out on March 10th, and will take a close look at the Jerry Garcia Band‘s performance on November 23rd, 1991, a rainy night at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee, WI. This is the first of many releases planned to celebrate Garcia’s 75th birthday as well, and pre-orders for the new GarciaLive can be found here.The show was captured on Garcia’s fall tour with his solo band, the first such full-length tour since 1984. Garcia had put together a lineup for his solo band that included Melvin Seals, John Kahn, David Kemper, Gloria Jones and Jacklyn LaBranch, one of the most beloved JGB lineups of all. Seals says it best, “That was the magic band… we all knew we had something special. That was the band.”One listen to the new GarciaLive and Seals’ quote becomes particularly poignant. The raw power that comes from this JGB lineup is unstoppable, due in part to the unique way that the band was formed. Seals came from a motown and soul background, and wasn’t aware of Garcia’s status as the leader of the Grateful Dead. After their first practice, Seals said to Garcia, “Man you really play some nice guitar.” He recalls, “Everybody just busted up laughing because they knew I had no clue who he was. Then he said, ‘You play some pretty good organ yourself.’ And that was the beginning of my playing with Jerry.”Garcia didn’t even want Seals to listen to older JGB recordings with Merl Saunders, preferring that Seals bring his own raw energy to the table. Seals also recruited singers Gloria Jones and Jacklyn LaBranch into the band, though neither had been part of a touring band. Their experience with gospel singing comes through in waves.Another factor that contributes to the band’s raw power is their repertoire. The ability to meld Garcia’s soulful originals with unique covers is a powerful facet of the JGB, picking and choosing the perfect songs to suit the band’s intimate nature. One such selection was a cover of The Manhattans’ “Shining Star,” a soulful tune that comes to life with Seals’ swirling organ playing and Garcia’s guitarwork. The band debuted the song earlier in 1991, and made it count with an unbelievable 13 minute take on the classic tune.We’re honored to have the first listen for this beautiful performance. Listen to the Jerry Garcia Band’s “Shining Star” from GarciaLive Volume Eight: November 23rd, 1991 Bradley Center, streaming below.GarciaLive Volume Eight: November 23rd, 1991 Bradley Center is due out on March 10th, and pre-orders can be found on the Jerry Garcia website. You can see the full album tracklisting, below.GarciaLive Volume Eight: November 23rd, 1991 Bradley Center TracklistingDISC ONE // SET ONE:1. Cats Under The Stars [9:44]2. They Love Each Other [8:39]3. Lay Down Sally [8:47]4. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down [10:46]5. Reuben and Cherise [8:41]6. Money Honey [6:44]7. My Sisters and Brothers [4:02]8. Deal [8:06]DISC TWO // SET TWO:1. Bright Side Of The Road [5:57]2. Waiting for a Miracle [6:23]3. Think [7:48]4. Shining Star [13:22]5. Ain’t No Bread In The Breadbox [9:34]6. That Lucky Old Sun [12:03]7. Tangled Up In Blue [11:16][Photo by Bob Minkin]last_img read more

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University Health Services debuts electronic records

first_imgThis year, University Health Services (UHS), based in St. Liam Hall, has implemented Electronic Medical Records (EMR), a move director Sharon McMullen says will improve the quality and efficiency of care on campus.The change from paper to electronic records has a multitude of upsides, McMullen said, including an increase in student safety.Lindsey Meyers “Our EMR interfaces with a national drug pharmacy database, and if we prescribe a medication that a student has an allergy to, the EMR alerts us to that,” McMullen said.McMullen said the EMR will also increase the efficiency of care, since the use of paper charts in the past meant necessary patient information was much harder to organize and locate.“The student waits while we go scurrying around for the paper charts, so it disrupts the continuity of care,” McMullen said.In addition, McMullen said the EMR will make it easier for students to monitor their own medical information.“The EMR brings our patient portal into the 21st century, so now we can transmit a student’s lab results directly to her through a secure portal,” she said.McMullen said another major positive of the switch to EMR is access to an enormous amount of data.“We have the ability to take big data, and use it to improve the quality of the Notre Dame student population, because now we’ll be able to make data-driven decisions,” she said.For example, McMullen said if she sees an earlier than expected spike in influenza patients, UHS can “bump up [their] flu vaccine blitz” in response.However, the rollout of EMR will not be without its challenges for UHS, she said.“The convenience comes at a really high cost of learning curve,” McMullen said. “So say you’re a provider and you’ve been working for 20 years, and you’re used to paper records, and now suddenly you’ve got this big, complex system to learn.”As a result, McMullen said UHS will require time to reach the high level of efficiency she eventually expects with EMR. In the meantime, McMullen said, UHS is adjusting so students are not neglected during this transition.“We’re really concerned about students having to wait to get in to see providers, so to combat that, we’ve loosened up our scheduling, we’ve asked our providers to come off of their administrative time, and we’ve doubled up at some high volume times,” McMullen said.Currently, McMullen said UHS is also conducting an Organizational Analysis and Design (OAD), which is a process aimed at finding avenues for positive change within an organization.“We’re at a place right now where we can really think more comprehensively about what our current students need, and question whether we are really meeting the needs of contemporary college students,” she said.One goal of the OAD process is to continue and expand medical education for UHS’s clinicians, which has been a focus of McMullen’s since she became director over two years ago.“We are trying to clarify both financial and operational support for clinicians to go to conferences, to pay for their licensure, and to engage in professional studies,” McMullen said.McMullen said another goal for the future is to provide care at a greater range of times.“I think our students need availability to providers beyond the nine to five,” McMullen said.Tags: Electronic Medical Records, EMR, St. Liam Hall, UHS, University Health Serviceslast_img read more

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Notre Dame to strip student ID cards of campus-wide dorm access, claiming safety reasons

first_imgNotre Dame students now only have Irish1Card access to their own dorms, director of residential life Breyan Tornifolio announced August 15 during a hall staff training, according to multiple people present at the meeting.The University eliminated student ID card access to all dorms starting this academic year, restricting students’ abilities to access any residence halls but their own. The announcement sparked angry reactions and a flurry of questions from resident assistants (RAs) present at the training, who were told by Tornifolio not to say anything until the administration informed the community.Diane Park | The Observer According to one hall staff member, who asked to remain anonymous because of concerns regarding disciplinary action for discussing the issue, the University said the new policy was meant to increase safety and other schools had a similar policy. The meeting was mainly an alcohol safety session, the hall staff member said, before Tornifolio “sort of just dropped that [announcement] at the end.”Several RAs stayed after the session to discuss questions with the administration.Currently, students are allowed entry into any residence hall starting at 9 a.m. and extending until midnight on Sunday-Thursday nights and until 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights.Associate vice president for residential life Heather Rakoczy Russell and Notre Dame Police Department chief Keri Kei Shibata released a joint email August 19 announcing the policy change to Notre Dame students. In the email, Rakoczy Russell and Shibata confirmed the decision was made for security reasons and said it follows a national security trend in academic institutions.“Beginning with the fall semester 2019, student access to undergraduate residence halls will be limited to current residents living in the hall,” the email said. “This change will not only be in keeping with national best practices but also ensure greater safety and security for those living in the residence halls.”Non-student access to resident halls will be limited to “essential staff only” starting this semester, Rakoczy Russell and Shibata said in the email.“The quantity and variety of outside vendors, faculty and staff permitted residence hall access will be drastically reduced,” the email said. “Essential staff with residence hall access must use swipe cards issued to them; residents should not assist staff with entering halls, and they should notify NDPD if anyone attempts to enter halls without swipe card access.”Hall staff members will discuss these policy changes at section meetings during the first week of school, the email said.Notre Dame student government issued a statement following The Observer’s report of the new policy.“The decision by the Office of Residential Life is very upsetting, and we have heard many concerns from students over the past 24 hours since the policy was announced during RA training,” the statement read. “ … We were not included in discussions on this issue and look forward to meeting with the administration to express the concerns of the student body.”Notre Dame’s announcement comes not long after the Office of Residential Life mandated incoming students would now be required to live on campus for six semesters. In April, the office introduced a number of new housing updates as additions to that policy, including one that sparked outrage in the community and prompted a petition with more than 6,000 signatures.A version of this story was published August 19.Tags: dorm life, dorms, Heather Rakoczy Russell, Office of Residential Life, residential halls, residential life, swipe accesslast_img read more

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