Utah State tops North Texas 52-13 in New Mexico Bowl

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) Jordan Love threw for 359 yards and four touchdowns and Jalen Greene had six catches for 151 yards and a score to help Utah State rout North Texas 52-13 in the New MexicoBowl on Saturday.Interim coach Frank Maile directed the Aggies (11-2) after Matt Wells left to take the Texas Tech job.Love completed 21 of 43 passes with one interception. D.J. William had two interceptions, helping Utah State ground high-flying North Texas (9-4).Aaren Vaughns caught two passes for 109 yards and two scores for the Aggies, Gerold Bright ran for 103 yards and two touchdowns on 16 carries, and Darwin Thompson added 93 yards on 21 carries.North Texas quarterback Mason Fine was injured in the first quarter, and the Mean Green ended up using four quarterbacks. Jalen Guyton had four catches for 103 yards a score. December 15, 2018 /Sports News – Local Utah State tops North Texas 52-13 in New Mexico Bowl Written by Tags: New Mexico Bowl/Utah State Aggies Football Associated Presslast_img read more

Dixie State and UVU Men’s Basketball Have Conference Schedules Released

first_img Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailDENVER-Monday, Dixie State and UVU men’s basketball had their Western Athletic Conference schedules released.Games will occur on Fridays and Saturdays.The Trailblazers will commence their WAC season January 8 and 9 by hosting New Mexico State at Burns Arena.January 15 and 16, Dixie State will visit Texas-Rio Grande Valley.January 22 and 23, Dixie State returns to action by hosting Grand Canyon.January 29 and 30, Dixie State visits California Baptist.February 5 and 6, Dixie State hosts Seattle U.Dixie State visits in-state foe Utah Valley February 12 and 13.On February 19 and 20, Dixie State hosts Tarleton State.Dixie State concludes the season February 26 and 27 by visiting Chicago State.Because Dixie State is a newcomer to Division I, the Trailblazers are ineligible to compete in the WAC Tournament March 9-11 at the Orleans Arena of Las Vegas.Utah Valley commences its season January 8 and 9 by hosting the California Baptist Lancers. The Wolverines’ schedule will then unfold as follows:January 15/16 @ Seattle U.January 29/30 Tarleton StateFebruary 5/6 @ Chicago StateFebruary 19/20 New Mexico StateFebruary 26/27 Texas-Rio Grande ValleyMarch 5/6 Grand Canyon Tags: WAC Sports Written by October 26, 2020 /Sports News – Local Dixie State and UVU Men’s Basketball Have Conference Schedules Releasedlast_img read more

HII sets up giant caisson to speed up submarine production

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today HII sets up giant caisson to speed up submarine production HII sets up giant caisson to speed up submarine production View post tag: HII February 2, 2018 View post tag: Virginia-Class View post tag: Columbia-class Huntington Ingalls Industries announced that its Newport News Shipbuilding division has lifted and mounted a 400-metric ton caisson unit into its new Joint Manufacturing Assembly Facility (JMAF).The company says the fixture will speed up submarine construction.“A fixture of this magnitude allows us to significantly improve construction efficiencies and shorten our production span times in support of our current Virginia-class submarine programs and future work on the Columbia-class submarine program,” said Matt Needy, Newport News’ vice president of operations.The massive fixture, standing over 80 feet high, is scheduled to be fully operational later this year. It will first be used to streamline the construction of the bow module for the Virginia-class submarine Utah (SSN 801).The JMAF, which opened in 2017, was designed to support current and future production work on aircraft carriers and submarines. Equipment & technology Share this articlelast_img read more

Gordon Polson, director, Federation of Bakers

first_imgThe move in Brussels to abolish national legislation on prescribed quantities for pre-packed products, such as bread, was a hot topic for bakers in 2006, and will continue to be so this year.Prescribed quantities for bread have a long history in the UK, stretching back well beyond current legislation. They have played a well-recognised role for many years, protecting against misleading or confusing sizes particularly for the elderly and, for example, the visually impaired.At present, loaves of bread weighing above 300g must be sold in prescribed weights of 400g, 800g or 1,200g to help consumers compare like with like. Under a proposed European directive, such controls would only apply to wines, spirits, coffee, milk, butter, dried pasta and white sugar.The Federation of Bakers (FoB) believes deregulation would open the door to potential mis-selling and consumer confusion, where a loaf may look the same size but actually weighs less than a traditional loaf.In February 2006, the FoB won a major victory when we managed to get an amendment tabled to the directive which would allow member states in certain product categories to retain national weight legislation. But there is still much work to be done. The European Council is currently passing its consultation on prescribed quantities to the European Parliament, which is set to vote on the issue in March. So watch this space.last_img read more

Dead & Company Keep It Fresh With Six More Tour Debuts In Raleigh [Videos]

first_imgThe resurrected incarnation of jam band Dead & Company resumed their summer tour at Coastal Federal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek in Raleigh, NC last night. The all-star lineup features three former members of the Grateful Dead with Billy Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart on percussive duties, and Bob Weir taking his natural role as rhythm guitarist. Oteil Burbridge (from Allman Brothers Band notoriety as well as Aquarium Rescue Unit) joined on bass guitar, Jeff Chimenti (from Furthur, Ratdog, and most recently the Golden Gate Wingmen) on keyboards, and solo bluesman John Mayer taking the lead guitar and role as veritable front man.The band kicked the first set off after some characteristic casual fiddling with a slow tempo “Cold Rain and Snow” off their self-titled debut album, with John Mayer on lead vocals and vocal assistance from Chimenti and Burbridge. Mayer, sporting a lopsided bandana and sunglasses, ripped into the first solo of the night while Chimenti and Weir chased him musically into the depths of the abyss. Bob Weir, wearing a cut off athletic t-shirt, introduced “The Greatest Story Ever Told”, as the first of three tour debuts in a row, with a charisma that foreshadowed his eternal vitality.“Cold Rain And Snow” – Dead & Company – 6/9/2018Amidst crowd cheers for Weir, Bobby traded his electric for an acoustic guitar and resumed vocal duties for the sentimental ode “Peggy-O.” Bobby took full advantage of the acoustic tone while Chimenti supplemented the sound with pristine piano playing. Weir flourished a beautiful solo and closed out the traditional song’s emotional lyrics in epic fashion. Weir continued to dominate the set list with the vocals on his own tune “Mexicali Blues”. Bobby’s voice and lyrical command were sharp, and during this jam, the band really came together. Chimenti transported the audience down to the desert cantinas with his dazzling keyboard playing. Burbridge hammered the offbeat rhythms with a swagger and a grin.“Tennessee Jed” gave Bobby the opportunity to show off the grittiness in his voice that only comes from his rugged years of life as a rock and roll star. Mayer and Burbridge both assisted vocally. Mickey Hart’s echoing booms punctuated the end of each measure.After a brief pause, Hart’s haunted sounds reverberated bizarrely as the band commenced the beginning of an incredible sandwich to end the first set. The notes of “Bird Song” tinkled mystifyingly and developed organically, leaving the audience in a dumbfounded, psychedelic trance. Over four minutes of collaborative musical supremacy passed before Bobby stepped to the microphone and maintained his powerful vocal reign.Mayer, Burbridge, Chimenti, Kreutzmann all played tightly together, well practiced in their third year touring. With Mayer, Chimenti, and Burbridge, all lending vocal support, a moment stood out when Mayer stepped off the microphone to allow a shrugging Bobby to “Fly through the night!” The unfinished song trailed off as the jaunty introductory notes of “Bertha” resonated through the air. The smooth transition picked up the tempo and intensity as Mayer took vocal lead with Burbridge, Weir, and Chimenti supporting. Oteil sustained a thundering groove with the dual percussionists throughout the jam until the band softly returned to “Bird Song” to complete the sandwich and end the first set.After a set break allowed both the audience and band to relieve themselves and return refreshed, the sextet dove into the tour’s first version of politically charged “Throwin’ Stones” with Bobby at the helm. The crowd reciprocated the musicians’ energy with their choral participation. Next, Mayer sung lead for a fervent version of “Deal.” However, it was Oteil and Chimenti who stood out most prominently with their pulsating rhythms and blazing organ riffs. The intensity climaxed at the conclusion with an eruption of energy led by Mayer’s sexy and eccentric lyrical improvisations and spirited dance moves.“Throwin’ Stones” – Dead & Company – 6/9/2018A smooth segue led the music right into the distinguished introduction of “Estimated Prophet” with Bobby regaining vocal duties. Weir’s powerful voice showed no sign of abating as he commanded the heavy jam-filled progressions of this groovy tune with veteran authority. “Playin’ in the Band” followed with a fast-tempo and swinging beat. Once again, Bobby hit all the right notes vocally and the rest of the band maintained their flawless standards of excellence.As is tradition at a Grateful Dead show, the percussionists took center stage for a mighty assault on their kits for a prolonged “Drums / Space.” The rest of the musicians left the stage while Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart underwent a de-evolution metamorphosis which returned the music to their primal roots at Ken Kesey’s acid tests. Mickey Hart went full transform into the mad scientist alter ego for an interstellar trip into other dimensions with an especially far-out “Space.”The band returned to the stage to extend “Space” a little further (Oteil donned glasses in his Mickey impersonation of the Mad Scientist) before executing a suave and mellow rendition of “The Wheel” with everybody adding to the song’s lyrical obligations. This transitioned into the band’s continuation of “Diamonds on the Soles of her Shoes” led by John Mayer on vocals. The music sizzled with a lightning fast tempo and several keyboard flourishes. They returned to “The Wheel” for one more echoing refrain before performing a magnificent and sweet cover of The Beatles’ “Dear Prudence” for the first time of the tour. Bob Weir shined vocally with Mayer supplementing with backup vocals.To finish an inspirational second set, the band appropriately whooped up a fiery rendition of “One More Saturday Night”, also the first of the tour, with Weir continuing to astound vocally and charismatically with his youthful energy. Chimenti dished out a furious flurry of notes as the band hammers out the closing lines on repeat with increasing intensity. The audience was dancing to the echoes and clamoring for more as the band ended the second set.To finish the night of music with heart-wrenching emotion, Bob Weir and John Mayer shared vocal responsibilities on “Ripple.” Bobby brought the acoustic guitar back out for the crowd favorite encore and the show ended with the audience swaying hand in hand. It was an ideal ending to a perfect night of music, which was exemplified by Bobby’s vocal strength and total band cohesion.Dead & Company’s tour continues at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, NY tomorrow on June 11th.Setlist: Dead & Company | Coastal Federal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek | Raleigh, NC | 6/9/18I: Cold Rain And Snow, Greatest Story Ever Told, Peggy-O, Mexicali Blues, Tennessee Jed, Bird Song > Bertha > Bird SongII: Throwing Stones > Deal > Estimated Prophet > Playing In The Band > Drums/Space > The Wheel > Diamonds on the Soles of her Shoes (Jam) > The Wheel > Dear Prudence > One More Saturday Nightlast_img read more

Bernadette Peters on Streep, Returning to Broadway & Writing a Memoir

first_imgBroadway icon Bernadette Peters and Oscar and Tony nominee Laura Linney joined Andy Cohen in the Watch What Happens Live Clubhouse on July 8. After taking shots with comedian (and part-time Bernadette Peters impersonator) Cole Escola, Peters spoke of the experience of seeing Meryl Streep in Into the Woods on the big screen (it was “very interesting”). Will she return to the Great White Way? “I never know what’s going to happen. If something is irresistible, I would love to do it.” There’s one future project that Peters will consider—writing a memoir. “I always thought I would write it when I could say, ‘And this is what life is about,’” she said. “I don’t think I’ve quite learned it yet.” Peters and Linney met at Broadway Barks a few years ago, so imagine Peters’ reaction to Linney saying she’d kill off the dog from Downton Abbey. Check out the clips below! View Commentslast_img read more

The Goods: Best New Trail Tested Bike Gear

first_imgOf all outdoors sports, bikes get my “coolest machine to look at” award.I keep my downhill bike next to my desk chair — as a motivation refresher for whenever I’m getting bogged down. Glancing at the linkages, brakes, and drivetrain puts me in a better mood every time.Here, Blue Ridge Outdoors takes a look at the best new trail-tested mountain bike gear for Spring 2014.Giant Trance 27.5gear4Walking out of Sycamore Cycles in Brevard, N.C., I couldn’t suppress my shit-eating grin. Clicking along next to me was a brand new Giant Trance 27.5 demo—a “freshie” as I’ve always called new toys. This would be my first time on a 27.5-inch wheeled bike, the trend that is currently sweeping the cycling industry.Racing daylight, I put my gear on at the base of the Black Mountain Trail and hit it. The Trance’s setup seemed like a perfect trail bike for my gravity background: 140 mm of travel front and rear, short stem, slack head tube angle, and front and rear quick-release through-axles. My eyes told me it would be confidence-inspiring for the technical stuff, but underneath me the bike demonstrated that it was also capable of climbing like a demon. The Fox TALAS fork allows the option of lowering the front end for uphill efficiency. This, when combined with “climb” mode to tighten up both suspensions, seemed to compensate nicely for my weak quads. I love it when nice gear makes me feel like a better rider than I am!It was a perfect Pisgah testing day—gloomy and cold, with a trail extending before me that had recently been soaked with rain, then snow, and then freeze-thaw. My first experience with 27.5-inch wheels felt good. The bike pulled through muddy patches, soft sand, and technical uphill roots, and kept asking for more.After 50 minutes of climbing, I gripped the bars in anticipation of ripping the downhill ahead. A quick flip of the settings from “climb” to “descend,” and I dropped into the twilight. The Trance reacted well as I pumped the suspension, weighting and unweighting the bike. Roots, rocks, waterbars… the trail is steep and demanding, and the fallen leaves seem to drift like snow. Dropping my front wheel into those mystery piles at speed was unnerving, but the bike sliced through and handled unexpected hits well. The bigger wheels gave me the impression of having a longer foundation underneath me, and that extra circumference extended far in front, assuring me that I wouldn’t go over the bars on steep sections.As I hooked off the gnar and onto a more open section of singletrack, the bike hunkered down and accelerated. It felt stable at high speed and seemed to like big, fast hits. Pumping and hopping off of rollers and from side to side, it felt lively, but didn’t pop like my 26er. The Trance likes to stay connected: low and fast. There’s a reason why Giant Factory Team riders have been crushing it on the enduro circuit.Roughly 2.3 miles, 1,300 vertical feet, and just over 10 minutes later, I was back at my truck with endorphins dripping out of my ears and my forearms on fire. It might be time to smash the piggybank. $3600.Cane Creek Double Barrel Coil  gear2I’ve had a Double Barrel on my downhill bike for a bit over a year, and my experience can be described in two words: smooth and quiet. I like to ride fast, I like hitting downhill jumps, and sometimes I ride above my ability level (which isn’t very hard to do). This shock has saved my ass many, many times. I noticed an immediate improvement in arm pump when descending long, rough sections of trail. It’s counterintuitive that a rear shock would have that much impact on your bars/hands, but that’s exactly what happened. This shock is endlessly adjustable, and it’s made here in North Carolina. $650Smith PivLock Overdrive  gear3In this recent addition, Smith targets versatility. The idea is to carry multiple lenses for your shades (it comes with three sets), and keep performance as high as possible by easily switching lenses to light conditions. This is particularly important on a bike, where we must be acutely aware of every rock and root that passes through our vision, while also protecting eyes from branches, dirt, and bugs. The lenses allow good peripheral vision for looking up when in the saddle, and the frame feels strong and flexible. The temple arms hug the side of my head and fit easily underneath both my XC and full-face helmet.  They’re a perfect substitute for goggles on those hot days on the DH bike. $199last_img read more

Wegmans limiting customers, starting wellness checks

first_imgThese safety measures follow their previous measures Wegmans created such as closing the stores for the evening to do cleaning, having Plexiglass shields installed at their pharmacies and front-end registers, and providing masks for employees. UPDATE: (WBNG) — Wegman’s management tells 12 News it has been monitoring capacity at its store “for weeks.” —– According to the Wegmans website, they said they will be operating their stores at 15 to 20 percent of their maximum occupancy and will be having practices in place to ensure that they are staying within those limits at all of their locations. For more on the coronavirus click here.center_img Management says the store has never reached its maximum occupancy since it began monitoring it. They also mentioned, they will start to require employees to go through a wellness check before the start of every shift when they go into the store. The wellness check will include a few questions asking about their health as well as temperature checks. The store says that if an employee experiences temperatures of 100 degrees or more, they will be asked to go home with pay and to contact their medical provider. If they do not have a doctor, the employee can take advantage of the telemedicine option for the care they need. (WBNG)- Wegmans has announced that they will now be having limitations on how many customers go into their stores during this coronavirus pandemic.last_img read more

Disease puts 1 in 5 globally at severe COVID-19 risk: Study

first_imgThey found that one in five people have at least one underlying health problem putting them in greater danger.While not all of those would go on to develop severe symptoms if infected, the researchers said around 4 percent of the global population — around 350 million) would likely get sick enough to require hospital treatment. “As countries move out of lockdown, governments are looking for ways to protect the most vulnerable from a virus that is still circulating,” said Andrew Clark, who contributed to the study.”This might involve advising people with underlying conditions to adopt social distancing measures appropriate to their level of risk.” Clark said the findings could help governments make decisions on who receives a COVID-19 vaccine first when one becomes available. Consistent with other studies about COVID risk, the authors found that older people are in greater danger of getting seriously unwell from the virus. Less than 5 percent of people aged under 20 have an underlying risk factor, compared with two thirds of over 70s. Countries with younger populations have fewer people with at least one underlying condition, but risks vary globally, according to the analysis. Small island states such as Fiji and Mauritius have among the highest rates of diabetes — a known COVID-19 risk factor — on Earth, for example. And countries with the highest prevalence of HIV/AIDS, such as eSwatini and Lesotho, also need to be vigilant, said authors of the research published in The Lancet. In Europe, more than 30 percent of people have one or more health conditions, it showed. Writing in a linked comment, Nina Schwalbe from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, said the study showed “it is time to evolve from a one-size-fits-all approach to one that centers on those most at risk.” An estimated 1.7 billion people — more than 20 percent of the world’s population — risk becoming severely infected with COVID-19 due to underlying health problems such as obesity and heart disease, analysis showed Tuesday. The novel coronavirus, which has killed more than 420,000 people globally during the first wave of the pandemic, adversely effects patients suffering from co-morbidities. A team of experts from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine analyzed global data sets of illnesses including diabetes, lung disease and HIV used these to estimate how many people are at heightened risk of serious COVID-19 infection. center_img Topics :last_img read more

Pubs, restaurants and hairdressers reopen as England’s lockdown eases

first_imgJohnson said his message was to “enjoy summer safely” and not undo the progress made in knocking back the pandemic.He said workers in pubs, restaurants, hairdressers and other businesses had made an heroic effort to prepare for reopening.”The success of these businesses, the livelihoods of those who rely on them, and ultimately the economic health of the whole country is dependent on every single one of us acting responsibly,” he said. “We must not let them down.”Police said they were “absolutely prepared” for the pubs reopening. But customers might find the atmosphere inside rather different from the usual Saturday-night scrum.Numbers will be limited, no one will be allowed to stand at the bar and there will be no live music. Patrons will also have to give their details to allow tracers to identify them if anyone later tests positive.JD Wetherspoon, one of the biggest chains, said it had invested 11 million pounds ($14 million) in safety measures.Most of its pubs in England will open at the usual time of 8 a.m. on Saturday. It is not taking bookings, but said at busy times numbers would be controlled by staff.Topics : England takes its biggest steps yet towards resumption of normal life on Saturday as people are finally allowed to drink in a pub, get a haircut or have a meal in a restaurant for the first time in over three months.Prime Minister Boris Johnson said everybody had to behave responsibly and maintain social distancing to support businesses and not risk a second wave of the coronavirus.Some hairdressers were reported to have opened at the stroke of midnight while pubs will be allowed to start serving from 0500 GMT on so-called “Super Saturday”, sparking worries of pent-up over-indulgence.last_img read more