Utah Women’s Cross Country Sets Lineup for CSI Invitational

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY-Friday, the University of Utah competes in its second cross country meet of the fall season at the CSI Invitational hosted by the College of Southern Idaho at Idaho Falls, Idaho.Head coach Kyle Kepler reported he likes the course and the fact that this will be a 5-K and says the Utes’ competitors will primarily be “gals who did not race at Utah State” [at the Sagebrush Invitational].Those competing for the Utes at this meet will be sophomore Aubrey Argyle of Kaysville, Utah, redshirt sophomore Emma Christensen of Rochester, Minn., freshman Scarlet Dale of Lancashire, England, junior Nicole Griffiths of Beaverton, Ore., sophomore Natalie Platil of Thornton, Colo., freshman Kennedy Powell of Roosevelt, Utah, freshman Sophie Ryan of Manilus, N.Y., senior Sadie Wassum of Worland, Wyo. and redshirt freshman Cara Woolnough of Brisbane, Australia. Brad James Tags: Aubrey Argyle/Cara Woolnough/CSI Invitational/Emma Christensen/Kennedy Powell/Kyle Kepler/Natalie Platil/Nicole Griffiths/Sadie Wassum/Scarlet Dale/Sophie Ryan/Utah Cross Country September 5, 2018 /Sports News – Local Utah Women’s Cross Country Sets Lineup for CSI Invitational Written bylast_img read more

Report: Redskins to hire Ron Rivera as next head coach

first_img Beau Lund Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPhil Ellsworth / ESPN Images(NEW YORK) — It appears the Washington Redskins have found their next head coach.Sources tell ESPN the team is set to bring former Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera on board. Rivera, 58, would replace Jay Gruden, who was fired by the Redskins after leading the team to an 0-5 start in his sixth season. Bill Callahan, Washington’s assistant head coach and offensive line coach, stepped into Gruden’s position on an interim basis.The news of Rivera’s expected hiring comes as the Redskins let go of its president, Bruce Allen.“As this season concludes, Bruce Allen has been relieved of his duties as president of the Washington Redskins and is no longer with the organization,” Redskins owner Daniel Snyder said in a statement Monday morning. “Like our passionate fan base, I recognize that we have not lived up to the high standards set by great Redskins teams, coaches and players who have come before us.” “As we reevaluate our team leadership, culture and process of winning football games, I am excited for the opportunities that lie ahead to renew our singular focus and purpose of bringing championship football back to Washington D.C.,” Snyder continued.The Redskins finished the regular season with a 3-13 record, failing to make it to the playoffs.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.center_img December 30, 2019 /Sports News – National Report: Redskins to hire Ron Rivera as next head coachlast_img read more

Go Ahead revamps fruit slices with new recipe and name

first_imgPladis-owned Go Ahead has unveiled a new recipe and name for its fruit slices.Previously known as Crispy Slice, the £14m [Nielsen] sub-brand has been renamed Go Ahead Fruit Slices and will be available in Apple & Sultana, Raspberry and Forest Fruit flavours.“We want to ensure that Go Ahead continues to meet the needs of today’s shoppers, so we’re giving the range a renovation – it’s first since 2003,” said Christopher Owen, marketing controller at Pladis UK & I.“We’ve come up with our best-ever recipe – and have marked this improvement with a new name which better represents the product,” said Christopher Owen, marketing controller at Pladis UK & I.The company said it hoped the revamp would help solidify its position in the healthier snacking aisle. Consumers responded particularly well to snacks with fruit in the product name, according to market research firm Verve.“Our goal here is not to drive higher frequency and repeat purchases for Go Ahead Fruit Slices among our established shopper base, but to encourage incremental sales among younger consumers looking for new, delicious snacks to enjoy.“With lockdown restrictions beginning to ease, we expect to see a growing number of ‘grab and go’ consumption occasions, and, in turn, a growing opportunity for individually wrapped, healthier biscuits,” added Owen.Available in multipacks of five or six, packaging will be recyclable through Pladis’ partnership with waste management firm Terracycle.Go Ahead Fruit Slices (rsp:£1) will be available across grocery, convenience and wholesale, including Tesco and Sainsbury’s, from early July.last_img read more

Video: Patrick talks Las Vegas odds

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When it comes to online learning, safety first

first_imgFor the past six months, if you could work or learn from home, your home has doubled as your office or school. Teachers had to rethink lesson plans, living rooms became classrooms, and we all became our own satellite IT teams.  Virtual learning, which used to be a portion of a college curriculum or an option for those who physically couldn’t make it to a classroom, is now the norm for all grade levels and personal circumstances.With this shift come questions. Is the internet we have in our homes strong enough to support multiple daylong users? How much time in front of a computer is too much, for children and for adults? How do we stay engaged when we can’t be near one another? Should we worry about our children’s safety on the internet?To answer some of these questions, the Harvard Ed Portal partnered with Harvard University IT (HUIT) on a free public event, hosted on Zoom on Sept. 23. Attendees used the opportunity to engage with and ask questions of Harvard’s IT security experts, including a leader in the field of media and technology in education, Harvard Graduate School of Education senior lecturer Joe Blatt.“With Boston Public Schools starting remotely this week, we thought it was important to offer an online security event for educators and families,” said Leah Dodell, Ed Portal program manager, Digital Learning and HarvardX for Allston. “This event was an opportunity for us to bring together experts who could speak to digital safety practices, like making sure students create strong passwords, as well as digital well-being practices, like encouraging students to take breaks and play when learning online. It’s essential for us to keep both types of practices in mind to maintain our security and our sanity in this world of remote learning.”Topics ranged from the practical, with questions about internet security, to the philosophical, like how best to educate students virtually. Ways to stay safe online, what being in front of a screen all day does to us, and how we learn today were central to the conversation. The diversity of topics showcased how complex this new reality is, for teachers, for students, and for parents.Blatt started by asking who in the audience had a child at home attending school remotely. Nearly half the attendees indicated they did, either by raising their hands or using Zoom’s reaction capabilities.“If anyone told me I had to be on Zoom for [seven-plus hours], I’d probably quit,” Blatt said, echoing a participant concern about how long kids are asked to spend online. He said trying to replicate a typical school day on a computer is not the best way to teach online. “[Most often] accounts are compromised not because of some technical hack, but [because] the person who owns the account is manipulated into divulging [account] secrets.” — Louw Smith, HUIT Blatt said lessons must be designed and executed in a variety of ways to be effective. A mix of mental and physical activity is important, he said, and “Play is such an important learning medium for kids.”Many of the participants said they were worried about their children burning out after days in front of a computer. Blatt agreed, adding that more time does not necessarily indicate more learning is happening. Burnout from looking at a screen is real, for children and adults, and he recommended breaks.“It’s not a good idea to push yourself to the limit [using digital platforms],” Blatt said.On the technical side, most questions focused on internet safety, both how to keep children safe online and the safety of applications, including the platform on which the event was hosted, Zoom.“[Most often] accounts are compromised not because of some technical hack, but [because] the person who owns the account is manipulated into divulging [account] secrets,” said Louw Smith, an HUIT security operations staffer. Smith stressed that online security is the same for children and adults: strong passwords and knowing the risks of sharing information are key.About halfway through the event, Blatt asked if any of the participating teachers wanted to contribute to the discussion. He said that learning, especially now, is more than just curricula; interactions between children and parents are essential to determining not only if students are getting the right types of screen time, but that they understand and can process what they’re taught.Rosalyn Lake, a high school Spanish teacher who works in Washington, D.C., said she believes the first step to educating virtually is understanding.“I’m building my relationship with my students — I’m focused on social and emotional [education in addition to a curriculum],” said Lake. “How can we push a curriculum when we don’t know our families, and don’t know our students?”Blatt said what we don’t know about online teaching and learning is as important as what we do know.“It’s impossible to say much and claim research support [in this area] — there has not been enough time to say that there has been reliable research on all these good questions people are asking.”last_img read more

5 key coaching skills you already have

first_imgI have some great news! You have the skills that you require to be a world-class coach! You need to learn nothing new to be fantastic. Well, that’s not quite true. You need to learn how to adjust how you use the skills that you already have to be even more successful than you are currently.Here are the five skills we’ve all learned to use when coaching:Acknowledge. The use of verbals (such as yes, hmmm, and ah-ha) and non-verbals (body language like nodding our heads and making eye contact) acknowledges that we are genuinely listening to the person we are coaching and interested in what they are saying.Question. Questions help us gather information about the person we are coaching, their situation and their challenges. Ask them about their perspective. A good phrase to use is, “Tell me more about that.”Confirm. We use confirm to help us make the progress of our discussion very explicit. In communication, messages can get lost. Confirm allows us to ensure that we have correctly heard the person and that we have not missed any information they have given us. One way to confirm is to paraphrase what we have heard. It is also our opportunity to create value by interpreting, integrating or summarizing information. continue reading » 18SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

IN PHOTOS: Fallen state trooper remembered with private ceremony

first_imgPHOTO CREDIT: New York State Police ONEONTA, N.Y. (WBNG) — New York State Police held a private remembrance ceremony for Trooper Jill Mattice. Trooper Mattice was killed when she was sideswiped by a tractor-trailer 10 years ago. She was the first woman with New York State Police to be killed in the line of duty.last_img

Ben Chilwell back in England training as whole squad test negative for coronavirus | Football News

first_imgThe Premier League is confident there is currently no risk that any of this weekend’s matches will have to be postponed, despite a significant spike in the number of positive coronavirus cases.Sixteen positive cases were recorded in the last seven days involving players or staff inside Premier League clubs – four times as many failed tests compared to the previous week, and six times higher than any other week since the extensive testing at clubs began at the start of September. – Advertisement – The Chelsea left-back is fit enough to return to training alongside his team-mates, but it remains unclear whether he will feature against Iceland on Wednesday. Ben Chilwell has returned to England training following a back spasm, as all 22 players in the squad tested negative for coronavirus.Chilwell picked up the injury in Sunday’s 2-0 defeat to Belgium, which ended England’s hopes of reaching the Nations League finals.- Advertisement – Kick off 7:45pmcenter_img That figure does not include players who have tested positive for the virus whilst away with their international teams. There have been a number of high-profile cases that cannot yet be included in the Premier League’s statistics.Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah and Arsenal’s Mohamed Elneny have both tested positive while away with Egypt, as has Tottenham and Republic of Ireland defender Matt Doherty, who will miss Saturday’s game against Manchester City.On Tuesday morning, the FAI confirmed there have been no more positive tests in the run-up to their Nations League game against Bulgaria on Wednesday night.- Advertisement – Wednesday 18th November 7:00pm Ben Chilwell (R) was injured during the Nations League match between Belgium and England on SundayImage:Chilwell receiving treatment during the defeat on Sunday – Advertisement –last_img read more

Avian flu pops up in German zoo

first_imgAug 4, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – A swan tested positive for H5N1 avian influenza at a German zoo yesterday, signaling the virus’s re-emergence in the country after a 3-month lull.A black Australian swan at the Dresden Zoo in eastern Germany was found dead on Aug 1, but zoo officials weren’t too concerned at first because deaths in the breed are common, zoo biologist Ron Brockmann told Deutsche Presse-Agentur (DPA). But after the bird tested positive for H5N1 yesterday, he said, the zoo quarantined other animals and sought government permission to vaccinate the rest of the zoo’s collection of 720 birds of 112 species.The swan was the first zoo animal infected in Germany, according to the story.  Brockmann said the virus might have entered the zoo last winter when wild birds visited the zoo’s ponds. The staff is worried that other animals in the zoo may become infected with the H5N1 virus if they eat dead birds, he said.Germany’s last outbreaks of H5N1 avian flu were in February among wild birds and in April in farm poultry, Agence France-Presse reported today.In other developments, a man in Vietnam who was hospitalized with possible avian flu tested negative yesterday, according to news services. The patient is from the southern province of Kien Giang, on the Cambodian border in the Mekong Delta. Vietnam hasn’t had a confirmed human H5N1 case since November 2005.Three people in Thailand have also been cleared of H5N1 infection, according to the Bangkok Post. One is a 9-year-old girl from Lop Buri province in central Thailand who died 2 days ago. The other two patients—a 17-year-old boy and a 42-year-old woman—are from Chachoengsao province, east of Bangkok. The tests indicated that all three patients had a type A flu virus, but not H5N1, the newspaper said.As of yesterday, the Thai Health Ministry reported that 97 patients from 24 provinces were under surveillance for possible avian flu. Those numbers were down from 164 patients in 21 provinces the previous day.Thailand’s only confirmed human H5N1 case this year was in a 17-year-old boy from Phichit province who died of the disease Jul 24. A report in the Aug 3 Eurosurveillance Weekly suggests that the boy’s death indicates that poultry deaths in Thailand are being underreported. The authors observe that poultry deaths in the country were not reported until Jul 24, the day the boy died.The boy’s case may be an example of a “sentinel human,” meaning a human H5N1 case that triggers reporting of the disease in poultry, the report says.See also:Eurosurveillance Weekly report on avian influenza in Thailandhttp://www.eurosurveillance.org/ViewArticle.aspx?ArticleId=3012last_img read more

Marburg home on the market with impressive indoor swimming pool

first_imgThe spacious kitchen at 168 Edmond St, Marburg.With a large lawn area, dog proof fencing, and landscaped gardens, Mr Wales said the home, which is selling for $849,000, would suit people wanting to work from home.He said with large sheds on-site it would be perfect to run a business, or people wanting sheds for storage or warehousing.“It could also suit people wanting to cut some lots off the front for family or their super fund, as it is zoned township residential.” Mr Wales said. More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019168 Edmond St, Marburg. Inside 168 Edmond St, Marburg.Set on 1.75ha, there are large outdoor patios and entertainment areas which take in great views. There’s also two massive sheds with large concrete apron areas for a practical workspace. Mr Wales said the owners had run a car restoration/mechanical business from the property and were retiring to Sarina, where they have family. 168 Edmond St, Marburg. 168 Edmond St, Marburg.This four-bedroom, two-bathroom home at 168 Edmond St, Marburg features a private indoor swimming pool like no other.Ray White Ipswich agent Aidan Wales said the pool was built indoors as the owner wanted to avoid leaves dropping or being blown into the pool.“He also wanted a pool where it was private and they could also watch the kids easily,” Mr Wales said.last_img read more