Utah’s Gobert Finalist For NBA Defensive Player of the Year

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail (Salt Lake City, UT)  —  Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert is one of three finalists for NBA Defensive Player of the Year.  The 2019 NBA Awards take place on June 24th.  Robert Lovell Tags: NBA Defensive Player of the Year/Rudy Gobert Written by Gobert will look to defend his title after winning the award last year.  Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo and Thunder forward Paul George are the other two finalists.  May 20, 2019 /Sports News – Local Utah’s Gobert Finalist For NBA Defensive Player of the Yearlast_img

UK: Lynx Wildcat Maritime Force Undergoes Transition

first_img View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Undergoes View post tag: Lynx View post tag: europe View post tag: Force View post tag: Wildcat View post tag: Transition May 27, 2014 The Lynx Wildcat Maritime Force (LWMF) at Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) Yeovilton is already deep into this transition, successfully introducing the Wildcat Helicopter Maritime Attack (HMA) Mk2 into service, and from 31 March 2017 when the Lynx Mk8 goes out of service, will become the Maritime Wildcat Force.On 1 August 2014 LWMF, consisting of 815 Naval Air Squadron (NAS), 702 NAS and 700W NAS will become 2 front line squadrons, similar in size but each with a unique focus.815 NAS will become the sole Lynx Squadron, and a new Wildcat Squadron, 825 NAS will form with the unification of 702 NAS and 700W NAS.Lynx aircraft from 815 NAS will continue to operate, supporting the front line to deliver Flights and remain at Very High Readiness for Maritime Counter Terrorism (MCT) until the aircraft goes out of service on 31 March 2017. The Squadron will start its conversion from Lynx to Wildcat during the latter part of 2015. Once fully converted to Wildcat, 815 will consist of 12 single-manned Flights at readiness for deployed operations worldwide and 2 double-manned MCT Flights at very high readiness in the UK.The commissioning of 825 NAS in September 2014 will be the merger of 702 NAS and 700W NAS and will operate the first 4 Wildcat Flights to convert and deploy to sea on either a Type 45 Destroyer or Type 23 Frigate. It will deliver training to Lynx qualified and new aircrew on the Wildcat along with Air Engineers and will be responsible for continuing Wildcat Tactical Development, identifying and understanding the significant potential of this very capable new aircraft.Captain Kevin Fleming, Commanding Officer of LWMF said: “These are exciting times for the Lynx Wildcat Maritime Force, developing the brand new Wildcat whilst delivering the Lynx to the Front Line and not without its challenges. The Force has worked extremely hard to ensure that transition from Lynx to Wildcat is managed smoothly whilst maintaining support to Operations as routine business.”Captain Fleming added, “Over the past 35 years or so we and our predecessors have delivered huge operational success in the Lynx worldwide; I am certain with our continued positive engagement and professional focus, we will put the Maritime Wildcat Force firmly on track to delivering similar and even greater operational achievements for very many years to come.”[mappress]Press Release, May 27, 2014; Image: Royal Navycenter_img Authorities View post tag: Naval View post tag: Maritime Back to overview,Home naval-today UK: Lynx Wildcat Maritime Force Undergoes Transition UK: Lynx Wildcat Maritime Force Undergoes Transition The Fleet Air Arm is undergoing a vast programme of transition as all front line aircraft are replaced over the coming years. Share this articlelast_img read more


first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare JOURNEY VIP Packages will be available, including premium seats, exclusive merchandise and more. For more information, visit www.journeymusic.com. JOURNEY is one of the most popular American rock bands of all time, creating some of the best-known songs in modern music, with iconic hits such as “Faithfully,” “Any Way You Want It,” “Wheel In The Sky,” “Separate Ways,” “Only the Young,” “”Open Arms,” “Lovin, Touchin’, Squeezin’,” “Who’s Crying Now,” and the seminal “Don’t Stop Believin’,” which is the top-selling digital catalog track in history. Since its formation in 1973 in San Francisco, Journey has sold more than 80 million albums worldwide, earning 19 Top 40 singles and 25 gold, platinum and multi-platinum albums, and has headlined multiple sold-out stadium tours. The Greatest Hits album is certified 15 times-Platinum, bringing Journey into the elite club of Diamond-certified award holders. Journey received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, was inducted into the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame, and is the subject of the award-winning documentary, ‘Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey.’ The band recently received a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nomination.Neal Schon (founding member and lead guitarist), Ross Valory (original member and bassist), and longtime members Jonathan Cain (keyboardist) and Arnel Pineda (lead singer), welcomed virtuoso drummer Steve Smith back into Journey for their “San Francisco Fest 2016” tour, marking the first time he performed with thebandsince1998. Schon’smusicalcareerbeganattheageof15,whenhedebutedwithSantanaasaguitar prodigy on the No. 1 album, Santana III. Valory has been a grounding force in Journey since the band’s formation (other than a brief hiatus in the late 80’s and early 90’s) and Cain was brought on board in 1980, rounding out the songwriting genius behind the defining album, Escape. Since Arnel Pineda joined Journey as its new lead singer in 2007, the band has released two albums and embarked on seven major tours, performing on four continents for more than five million fans, which earned the group Billboard’s prestigious “Legend of Live Award.” Check Journeymusic.com for more information.For more information, visit http://journeymusic.com.center_img Tickets on sale Saturday, December 10th at 10 AMpage1image3336Rock band JOURNEY has set a concert in EVANSVILLE at the FORD CENTER on Saturday, April 1st, performing all their classic hits like “Don’t Stop Believin’,” “Any Way You Want It,” “Lights,” “Faithfully,” “Wheel In The Sky,” “Separate Ways,” and more. Tickets go on sale to the general public Saturday, December 10th at 10 AM.last_img read more

Press release: Latest ONS figures show rise in exports

first_imgThe news comes after the launch of the government’s Export Strategy, which sets out a new ambition to increase exports as a proportion of UK GDP to 35%, making the UK one of the G7’s most successful exporters.International Trade Secretary Dr Liam Fox MP said: The country’s renowned service sector continues to grow with exports up 5.3% to a record high of £289bn, increasing the service surplus to £118bn Goods exports also increased by 5.6% to £348bn UK exports to the world rose by £33bn – an increase of 5.5% compared to the same time last year. Other main points from today’s release include: On a rolling annual basis, annual exports continue to grow faster than imports for the 13th consecutive month, with the overall trade deficit narrowing by £14bn in the year to August 2018 Today’s trade figures show demand for UK goods and services continues to grow, as overall exports rose to £637bn – up 5.5% on this time last year – and the trade deficit continued to narrow by £14bn over the last 12 months. As we prepare to leave the European Union, we’re seeing the UK shift towards selling more than we buy, with exports increasing faster than imports. My international economic department will continue to work with companies across the country to ensure they are able to thrive and make the most of global opportunities. Overall, exports of goods and services to non-EU countries has increased since 2000. The UK also operates a trade surplus of more than £40bn with non-EU countries, with this having been a deficit as recently as 2010.In 2017, eight of the ten fastest growing markets for UK exports since 2010 were outside of the EU, while exports of services to the key non-EU markets of USA, China and Japan have all increased by more than 85% since 2010.Notes to editors:Latest ONS statistics can be found here.Fastest growing markets only includes countries with more than £1bn in value in 2017 and excludes Crown Dependencies and Gibraltar.last_img read more

Party food firm aims for turnover boost via exports

first_imgPremium party food manufacturer Frank Dale Foods plans to build a £1.5m export business by 2018, working with international trade advisory body UK Trade and Investment (UKTI).The 20-year-old family business started exporting to Singapore, Hong Kong and The Netherlands in autumn 2014, and plans to expand into countries including Indonesia, Thailand and Australia next.The new export business comes as part of the foodservice company’s overall strategy to almost double its turnover from the current £4m to £7m in the next two to three years.Claire Carter, international business development executive, told British Baker that the export business was already growing very quickly.Frank Dale Foods met with UKTI in September 2013 to identify how the organisation could help develop the company’s plans for international growth. It then joined UKTI’s ‘Passport to Export’ initiative, which helps businesses to overcome barriers they may have when exporting for the first time.A UKTI screening tool helped Frank Dale Foods narrow down potential target markets according to factors such as growth, proximity, cultural affinity and language. Singapore came out top, followed by Hong Kong and South Africa.The company then took a field trip to Singapore with UKTI support earlier this year, before taking a stand at the FHA Food Show in Singapore, in April 2014. There, Frank Dale secured a deal with the company Cold Storage, which opened up other markets in Malaysia and Hong Kong.  Carter commented: “There is an affinity with British products in these countries. We have created 12-packs of some of our best-selling lines, both sweet and savoury, for the retail trade overseas. These include mini fish and chips, mini Victoria sponge and mini quiche.”Frank Dale Foods, which employs 35 people in Norwich, also supplies 50 UK distributors with 14 million mini-pieces of party food a year.It is also developing a branded retail business in the UK, Carter said. It has started supplying retailers such as Booths and Ocado, and hopes to gain listings in higher-end retailers such as Marks & Spencer and Waitrose as the business develops.The company has also started supplying airlines, including Qantas, in the past couple of years.last_img read more

Roy Orbison Hologram, Buddy Holly Hologram Announce Joint Tour

first_imgThe future is here, and it’s pretty weird. Hologram versions of early rock and roll stars Buddy Holly and Roy Orbison will hit the road for a joint run of shows dubbed the Rock N’ Roll Dream Tour. The announcement of the new joint hologram tour comes in the wake of a lengthy Roy Orbison hologram tour last fall.Notes Brian Becker, Chairman and CEO of BASE Hologram, the company behind the tour, “These two men…defined the genre of rock and roll, from writing to recording to the standard band configuration, and they influenced everyone from Elvis to The Beatles.” As the tour website notes, “Accompanied by a live band and back-up singers, this cutting edge holographic performance and remastered audio will transport audiences back in time for an evening of Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly’s greatest hits onstage.”“THESE TWO MEN…DEFINED THE GENRE OF ROCK AND ROLL, FROM WRITING TO RECORDING TO THE STANDARD BAND CONFIGURATION, AND THEY INFLUENCED EVERYONE FROM ELVIS TO THE BEATLES.In a statement announcing the tour, Roy Orbison, Jr., President of Roy Orbison Music, references the two songwriters’ history of in-person collaboration. As Orbison notes,My father’s music meant the world to not just to us Orbisons but to millions of fans worldwide. Being able to reopen his legendary songbook and again hear his voice bounce off great concert hall walls is both a transcendent and cathartic experience. Dad jammed with Buddy in Lubbock Texas and helped change music history by turning Buddy on to Norman Petty Studios; Buddy later returned the favor by recording two of Dad’s songs on his first Cricket’s album. How beyond cool and special that these two great friends, now get to tour the world together.Buddy Holly’s wife, Maria Elena Holly, also notes in a statement that both her late husband and the late Orbison were “Texans who shared a mutual respect and admiration for each other’s creative musical genius and brilliant songwriting abilities. I am proud to work with a company like BASE Hologram. Their long-time fans and a new generation of fans will now have the opportunity to see these great legends perform together in a unique setting, showcasing two of the finest, most influential, and beloved artists in music history.”For more information on the Roy Orbison/Buddy Holly hologram tour, head here.[H/T Rolling Stone]last_img read more

GSAS presents Centennial Medals

first_imgThe Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) on May 25 awarded the Centennial Medal to four alumni who have made extraordinary contributions to society.The medal, GSAS’s highest honor, was first awarded in 1989 on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the School’s founding. Since that time, 108 accomplished alumni have received the medal, which is awarded at a celebratory luncheon the day before Commencement.Francis FukuyamaFew political scientists loom quite as large as Francis Fukuyama, Ph.D. ’81, and few can boast such a rich educational background. As an undergraduate, he studied classics with Allan Bloom at Cornell University. As a graduate student, he spent time with Roland Barthes and Jacques Derrida in Paris. At Harvard, he completed the final year of his Ph.D. in government on a fellowship he received through Samuel Huntington, a leading figure in comparative politics and international relations. Fukuyama began his career at the RAND Corp. in California and was a deputy director of policy planning in the U.S. Department of State. He is currently based at Stanford University, where he is the Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and director of the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law.“Intellectually I think he’s the student that Sam would be the proudest of,” said Graham Allison, director of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and Douglas Dillon Professor of Government at the Harvard Kennedy School. “Like his teacher, Fukuyama asks fundamental questions about where political order comes from, and how it evolves, and the pros and cons of various forms. He does so with a commitment to scholarship and a courageous independence that never ducks uncomfortable and challenging conclusions.”David MumfordMathematicians work in a world that many people find inaccessible, but David Mumford ’57, Ph.D. ’61, has a genius for building disciplinary bridges. His career has encompassed both pure and applied mathematics; he has made advances not only in the abstract world of proofs and theorems but also in the psychology of vision and the scientific modeling of thought. Mumford taught on the Harvard faculty for 35 years, from 1961, when he earned his Ph.D., until his appointment in 1996 as University Professor in the Division of Applied Math at Brown, where he is now emeritus. After leading the field of algebraic geometry for two decades, he made a remarkable transition to applied mathematics. He is particularly interested in pattern theory, visual perception, and the neurophysiology of vision, and has used statistical approaches to advance the field of computer vision and study some of the most puzzling mysteries of cognition.One of the undergraduates in Mumford’s Harvard classroom was Joseph Harris, now Higgins Professor of Mathematics — a chair that Mumford himself held for 20 years. “It would be hard to overstate Mumford’s impact on mathematics,” said Harris. “The subject of algebraic geometry, which had been studied intensively for almost two centuries and which occupies a central place in mathematics, was completely transformed, largely as a result of his work.”John O’MalleyProfessor and priest, historian and Jesuit, John O’Malley, Ph.D. ’65, is that rare scholar who has emerged as both an academic and spiritual leader. He taught for several years at the University of Detroit before returning to Cambridge to serve for nearly three decades as a distinguished professor of church history at the former Weston Jesuit School of Theology. He is now University Professor in the Department of Theology at Georgetown. He began his career as a scholar of Italian Renaissance intellectual history and went on to become a leading authority on early modern Catholicism. His religious dedication and passion for the study of history have encouraged countless others to follow in his footsteps.“John is like the Pied Piper,” said Mark Massa, Th.D. ’87, professor of church history and dean of the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry, who studied history with O’Malley both as an undergraduate and as a graduate student. “A lot of my friends were inspired to go into history because of John’s ability to make it interesting, relevant, alive. He connected all the dots for us. William Faulkner once said that the past is not really dead, in fact it’s not even past — and I think John has the ability to make us see how that is true.”Cecilia RouseA leading scholar of the economics of education, Cecilia Rouse ’86, Ph.D. ’92, completed a dissertation in economics that tackled a previously unexplored topic: the economic effects of attending community college rather than a traditional four-year college. “She opened a completely new research area,” said Lawrence Katz, Elisabeth Allison Professor of Economics and one of her primary advisors. “Almost all research on the economics of higher education focused on four-year schools, and in her dissertation, she broke new ground in trying to understand the increasingly important role community colleges have played, particularly for disadvantaged and minority students.”Rouse went on to become co-chair of the American Economic Association’s Committee on the Status of Minority Groups in the Economics Profession, where she has championed a summer program that increases diversity in academia by preparing undergraduates for doctoral study. She also served as an economic advisor to the Clinton administration and on President Obama’s three-member Council of Economic Advisers. In 2012, she was named dean of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, whose faculty she had joined in 1992. “There are economists who choose problems merely because they’re intellectually interesting,” said Lawrence Summers, Charles W. Eliot University Professor. “Ceci chooses problems because they are the real problems of our society. She is a model of the socially committed intellectual.”last_img read more

NAPB Conference

first_imgMore than 400 plant breeders convened at the Callaway Gardens conference center in Pine Mountain, Georgia, as part of the National Association of Plant Breeders (NAPB) annual meeting hosted by the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES).International scientists, including breeders and geneticists from universities across the U.S. and Canada, gathered to share the latest advances in breeding sustainable and efficient crops that will meet the needs of a growing world.   “When I was born in 1955, there were 3 billion people on the planet; if I live to be 95, I will have seen a tripling of the population of this planet,” CAES Dean Sam Pardue told the scientists gathered this week. “So, the things that you do here matter. It has a huge impact on all our lives.” Over the course of the four-day conference, researchers discussed ways of tapping the biodiversity of the wild ancestors of cultivated crops to make tomorrow’s crops more resilient. They also discussed priorities for the next 20 years of breeding, breakthroughs in molecular biology and how more work will be needed to continue to feed the world’s growing population.Peggy Ozias-Akins, director of the UGA Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics, considered the meeting a success due to the large number of scientists and graduate students who attended.For more information about NAPB, visit plantbreeding.org. For more information about the UGA Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics, visit the institute’s website.last_img read more

Credit union social media sentiment: Still feeling the love

first_img 5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr A measure of credit union social media sentiment finds that credit unions have maintained much of the popularity they gained during the Great Recession.A recent article in The Financial Brand, Noah Echols — who is Director of Strategy at the IQ Agency – chronicles how strong this sentiment remains.Echols’ company used Crimson Hexagon, leader in consumer insights from social media data, and studied online conversations taking place from 2008 through 2015.In Hard Times, Americans Turned to Credit UnionsIt’s no secret that trust in big banks plummeted in the wake of the financial crisis. Many Americans turned to not-for-profit credit unions, and found “small banking” virtues, lower rates and personalized service. continue reading »last_img read more

Jason Tartick Celebrates With Kaitlyn Bristowe Over ‘DWTS’ Score

first_imgAs for Chigvintsev’s fiancée, Nikki Bella, the former professional wrestler, 36, watched the ABC show with their son, Matteo, 2 months, her twin sister, Brie Bella, and her nephew, Buddy, also 2 months.Judge Carrie Ann Inaba praised Bristowe and the Russian dancer’s routine on Monday, giving them a standing ovation. “That was incredible. We push you because we want you to reach your ultimate,” the Hawaii native, 52, told the pair. “Every line was amazing. Every lift. … Everything about it was amazing. Everything that we’ve been wanting from you was in this routine.”- Advertisement – In the social media upload, the banker pumped his fist while the Canadian star cheered in the same sparkly outfit she danced with Artem Chigvintsev in. (She and the DWTS pro, 38, earned a 30 for their Argentine tango to Britney Spears’ “Toxic” for Icons Night.)Later that same night, the Bachelor alum joked with Us Weekly that she was “concerned about the veins popping out of [Tartick’s] neck and head.”Jason Tartick Celebrates With Kaitlyn Bristowe Over FaceTime After She Earns a 30 on ‘DWTS’Jason Tartick and Kaitlyn Bristowe. AFF-USA/ShutterstockThe “Off the Vine” podcast host gushed, “He was so excited. I, like, quickly FaceTimed him on my outfit change for our second dance, and he was like ‘Yes!’ So excited. I was like, ‘OK, we have neighbors, calm down.’ He was so thrilled. So proud of us.”- Advertisement – Proud of his partner! Jason Tartick celebrated Kaitlyn Bristowe’s perfect Dancing With the Stars score over FaceTime.“You fought, battled, and grinded with class and you freakin did it!” the New York native, 32, captioned a Monday, November 9, Instagram screenshot with the former Bachelorette, 35. “10’s across the board! Let’s goo!!!”- Advertisement – After hugging Inaba, Bristowe said that she knew her previous criticism had come from a place of love, even though it was “hard to hear.”Competing was “so much hard work,” the former spin class instructor went on to say on her Instagram Story. “It’s seven days a week, hours and hours every day,” she explained. “Everyone puts their life on hold to be laser focused on this show and pout your body through crazy amounts of work. It’s a lot. … I just feel so proud of myself, and I’m proud of Artem.”The season 29 contestants weren’t the only couple in the competition to earn a perfect score. Johnny Weir and Britt Stewart also stunned with their performance to Amy Winehouse’s “Valerie.”With reporting by Kayley StumpeListen to Watch With Us to hear more about your favorite shows and for the latest TV news! – Advertisement –last_img read more