Jerrick Harding, Sam Merrill, Neemias Queta, Make All-District Teams Monday

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOGDEN/LOGAN, Utah-Monday, Weber State star senior guard Jerrick Harding and Utah State senior guard Sam Merrill and sophomore center Neemias Queta were honored by making various all-district teams.Harding was named to the All-District VI second team by the National Association of Basketball Coaches.Harding led the Big Sky Conference in scoring and ranked 7th nationally with 22.2 points per game.His 63 assists also led Weber State.The native of Wichita, Kan. joins former Wildcats guard Jermaine Boyette as the only players in program history to achieve all-district honors three times.Harding is the Wildcats’ all-time leader in free throw percentage (86.8) and the first player in program history to amass at least 600 points three times in his career.Representing District XVII were Merrill and Queta.Merrill’s 19.7 points per game led the Aggies this season, while he also became only the fourth player in program history to exceed 2,000 points in his career. He finished his Aggies career with 2,197 points.Queta netted 13 points and 7.8 rebounds per game, posting double-doubles on four occasions. The Portuguese national also swatted 38 shots on the season. Tags: NCAA March 23, 2020 /Sports News – Local Jerrick Harding, Sam Merrill, Neemias Queta, Make All-District Teams Monday Written by Brad Jameslast_img read more

USS Abraham Lincoln Hosts Recruitment Training for Future LDOs and CWOs

first_img View post tag: LDOs USS Abraham Lincoln Hosts Recruitment Training for Future LDOs and CWOs View post tag: Navy Sailors aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) participated in a weekly limited duty officer (LDO) and chief warrant officer (CWO) recruitment training session, May 16.Lincoln holds the training to prepare interested Sailors for the extensive application process, one that provides the Navy with officer technical managers and specialists who exercise leadership in key positions throughout the service.“The chance to become an LDO or CWO is an exceptional opportunity for leadership,” said Chief Warrant Officer 5 Mike Guertin. “It is never too early to start preparing for the transition.”Guertin implemented the LDO/CWO recruitment and training aboard Lincoln to provide enlisted Sailors with tools and information about career advancement. He recommends to interested parties that they sit in on the training to get extra information about a competitive process designed to select Sailors who have demonstrated sustained superior performance throughout their careers.The admission process focuses on promotion rankings, command endorsement, interview appraisal sheets, leadership traits, major accomplishments, significant in-rate and watch station qualifications, certifications and the difficulty of previous assignments.“It is important to set goals early in your career,” said Chief Warrant Officer 2 Laila Salaam. “Becoming an LDO or CWO is a long process full of hard work, but it is a process that will set you up for a stable future.”Guertin described the selection process as among the most competitive in the Navy. “Sailors need to make themselves look as good as possible because only the top few will gain a spot in the program,” he said. In 2011, of the 1,020 Sailors who applied for the CWO program Navywide, 156 were selected.“Lincoln had amazing success in the CWO program last year,” said Guertin. “We had five people selected to become CWOs; most commands are lucky to get one Sailor selected.”The application process takes approximately 11 months before results are announced.“Very few get to serve as an LDO or CWO,” said Guertin. “It is a position to be proud of because you have proved to the Navy that you are in the elite in your rate.”Lincoln is currently deployed with Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 9, which also includes embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2, guided-missile cruiser Cape St. George (CG 71) and Destroyer Squadron 9, comprised of guided-missile destroyers USS Momsen (DDG 92) and USS Sterett (DDG 104). CSG 9 is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and combat flight operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , May 21, 2012; Image: US Navy View post tag: News by topic Share this article May 21, 2012 View post tag: Naval Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Abraham Lincoln Hosts Recruitment Training for Future LDOs and CWOs Training & Educationcenter_img View post tag: Lincoln View post tag: hosts View post tag: future View post tag: recruitment View post tag: CWOs View post tag: USS View post tag: Training View post tag: Abrahamlast_img read more

USCG, Royal Canadian Mounted Police Division to Fight Cross-Border Crime

first_img View post tag: Canadian View post tag: News by topic U.S. Coast Guard Rear Adm. Dan Abel, commander of the U.S. 1st Coast Guard District, and Assistant Commissioner Roger Brown, commanding officer of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police “J” Division, met at U.S. Coast Guard Station Eastport, Maine, to formally sign the Eastern Region International Cross-Border Maritime Law Enforcement Operations, also known as Shiprider, standard operating procedures, on Tuesday. April 9, 2014 Training & Education View post tag: Royal View post tag: Cross-Border Back to overview,Home naval-today USCG, Royal Canadian Mounted Police Division to Fight Cross-Border Crime USCG, Royal Canadian Mounted Police Division to Fight Cross-Border Crime View post tag: Navy View post tag: fight View post tag: Crime View post tag: Naval View post tag: Mounted The U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security and the Canadian Minister of Public Safety signed a framework agreement on maritime law enforcement operations between the U.S. and Canada in 2009, which allows the U.S. Coast Guard and the RCMP to work side by side enforcing laws in U.S. and Canadian waters.These operations provide a cooperative approach to combating cross-border crime on the shared waterways of the U.S. and Canada. The Shiprider program removes the international maritime boundary as a barrier to law enforcement by enabling seamless continuity of enforcement and security operations across the U.S. and Canadian border. Shiprider operations offer the U.S. and Canada greater flexibility to conduct law enforcement operations and creates a significant impact to border enforcement. “Shiprider will provide both the U.S. Coast Guard and RCMP the opportunity to increase our presence on the water,” said Brown. “This will exponentially increase the law enforcement capabilities with minimal impact to budgets or manpower.”Boarding officers from Station Eastport and the RCMP “J” Division conducted five patrols, querying 43 vessels which resulted in 18 boardings in the vicinity of the St. Croix River and the Bay of Fundy in 2013. This initial program laid the foundation for the regional standard operating procedure between the U.S. 1st Coast Guard District, and the RCMP “J” Division, ensuring the continuation of the program.All U.S. and Canadian officers designated as Shiprider-qualified receive extensive bi-national U.S. and Canadian enforcement training at the U.S. Coast Guard’s Maritime Law Enforcement Academy in South Carolina.“This program allows the Coast Guard to work closely with the RCMP to protect our mutual border,” said Abel. “Through this partnership we are better able to protect the citizens of both the U.S. and Canada from cross-border crime.”[mappress]Press Release, April 9, 2014; Image: USCG View post tag: Police View post tag: division View post tag: USCG Share this articlelast_img read more

Monkeys get one over on Tabs

first_imgOxford’s Women’s 2nd XI took centre stage on Monday as they thrashed a strong Cambridge team 5-1, surprising even themselves as they dominated a match which was much closer than the score suggests. Oxford started sharply, quickly going 2-0 up thanks to 2 goals from Riki Gale, making her last outing for the Monkeys. Cambridge threatened briefly at 2-1 but goals from Morvan Allen, Helen Macadam and a late strike from Sian Roberts secured a great win. The difference between the 2 sides came in the form of Jess Hughes, Oxford’s Goalkeeper. “She was just a woman-possessed.” said the Monkey’s Captain, Aynsley Bruce, “It seemed like she’d be able to stop anything Cambridge threw at her. It helped that their keeper was utterly pathetic, but Jess still deserves a lot of credit for todayís result.” Their game was followed by the much-anticipated Men’s 2nds match. In a tense affair, which never saw the Occasionals playing their potential, Oxford both took the lead through Martin Pickup and had to come from behind thanks to veteran performer Neil Gallacher to secure a 2-2 draw. Although creating enough chances to have won the match, the 2nds also had to withstand periods of pressure, and a draw seemed the fair result at the final whistle. The same could not be said for the Men’s 3rds who could be forgiven for feeling aggrieved with their game ending 1-1. Cambridge had taken an early lead with the Infrequents looking the more nervous of the 2 teams. Oxford used a moment of undoubted ingenuity from fresher Jonathon Monk to spark them into life and quickly equalised through a coolly taken penalty stroke from Benji Portwin. Having had the majority of possession in the second half, the 3rds could not seem to find the winning goal and it was telling that the final whistle was met with clear relief from the Cambridge bench. The Ladies 3rds, affectionately known as The Hos, ended up on the wrong side of a 2-0 defeat after a determined performance which failed to see them take any reward from a game that on another day they felt they could easily have taken something Ian RossiterMen’s & Women’s 1st XI play Cambridge in 8th weeklast_img read more

Labour Club to debate women empowerment

first_imgOxford University Labour Club (OULC) will tomorrow evening debate a motion on empowering women in the Club. The motion notes the lack of gender equality both in OULC committee positions and general attendance to club meetings. If it were passed, OULC would split the role of President into a Chair and a Deputy Chair, one of which would be held by a woman at all times.The motion would introduce a quota of two women for committee positions. If no one who “self identifies partly or wholly as a woman or transfeminine” stood, a report would have to be produced and actions taken to increase participation amongst women.“Overt anti-semitism [is] rife amongst certain elements at Oxford University”.John Mann on TwitterThe motion comes at a time of increased scrutiny of both OULC and the Labour Party more generally. Before any motions are debated, John Mann MP, Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group against Antisemitism, will address the club.Earlier this year, Mann called for a full enquiry and suspension of OULC for allegations of racism, following the resignation of Club co-Chair Alex Chalmers in Hilary. Chalmers resigned claiming a large proportion of members “have some kind of problem with Jews”. As a result, OULC is currently under investigation by the Labour Party’s student national organisation.The IndependentAnti-Semitism will also be on the agenda during the General Meeting which follows Mann’s talk. After members have debated the motion on empowering women in OULC, a motion to condemn the “anti-Semitic remarks” made by NUS President Malia Bouattia and to call on her to resign will be discussed.The motion further criticises the undemocratic nature of the NUS and suggests that OULC resolves to call for reform of the NUS.The motion, proposed by ex-OULC Treasurer Louis McEvoy, follows widespread discontent concerning allegations of anti-semitism in the NUS. These concerns, amongst others, have resulted in a referendum on Oxford’s affiliation to the NUS to be held in 6th week.last_img read more

Mosquito Season

first_imgLook around this week and you may see many Georgians sporting some itchy mementoes from last weekend’s barbecue or softball game. Along with later sunsets and swimming pool temperatures, these early summer weeks have also brought mosquitoes back to Georgia in a big way. While entomologists don’t think the state will see a surge in West Nile Virus cases early this summer, they are projecting healthy populations of nuisance mosquitoes — those that are more annoying and disruptive than dangerous. Georgia is home to 63 mosquito species, most of which fall into the nuisance category. Eliminating larval habitats, where possible, is the key to reducing populations and defending your summer afternoons. Mosquitoes need standing water to reproduce, so eliminating sources of standing water in yards and landscapes will go a long way to knocking down populations locally, said Elmer Gray, an Athens-based UGA Extension mosquito specialist. “You need to be diligent about getting outside and dumping all of those containers out because that’s the biggest source of habitat around our homes,” Gray said. “Here in north Georgia our biggest mosquito problems are the ones we grow ourselves.” Be on the look out for abandoned planters and flowerpot saucers, mop buckets, toys, overturned Frisbees and anything else that can hold water. Larvicidal briquets are available to treat water gardens, rain gardens, clogged drainage ditches or any other permanent landscape feature that holds water for more than a week. Keeping grass trimmed and the vegetation around the borders of the yards cut back can also help reduce the areas where adult mosquitoes hide during the heat of the day, Gray said. In some areas, including many regions of south Georgia this year, flood water mosquitoes — those that develop in the puddles and seasonal wetlands left by heavy spring rains — are having a great year. There’s not much individuals can do about these mosquito populations, so some south Georgia residents might have to take other steps to limit their exposure. Mosquitoes are most active at dawn and dusk, so people may want to stay inside during those times to avoid bites. Gray also recommends checking, repairing and replacing window screens at this time of year to keep mosquitoes from making their way inside. Wearing light-colored clothing will help keep mosquitoes at bay, but the most effective thing people can do to protect themselves is use insect repellent whenever they’re outside in a mosquito-prone area — like on a ball field, out in the yard or out in the woods, Gray said. There are several commercially available, EPA approved repellents, like picaridin, lemon eucalyptus oil and IR3535. Gray prefers products with DEET because they have been tested and proven safe for children as young as two months old. A product with a 10 percent to 30 percent concentration is good and protects for a several hours. Gray said. “Products containing DEET are still the best choice for young children,” Gray said. “When treating children, an adult should apply the repellent to his or her hands first and then rub the repellent onto the child’s exposed skin, but never to a child’s hands.” Small children have a habit of sticking their hands in their mouths, and if they apply themselves there’s a good chance they’ll ingest some of it, he added. Pet owners should also take time this spring to make sure their pets are up-to-date on heartworm preventative treatments.In addition to spreading West Nile Virus and other human ailments, mosquitoes transmit heartworms to dogs and cats. Veterinarians recommend keeping pets on heartworm preventative medication all year, but if pet owners have let this slip, not is the time to treat. For more information about mosquito control, search the UGA Extension publications website for stinging and biting pests at read more

Lock those bikes up! Owego Police Department urging public to look after bicycles amid recent string of thefts

first_imgFirst he says it’s important to always lock up your belongings, and if you have a garage or shed, lock that too. Monitor your security cameras if you have them and take detailed photos of bikes or other items that could be taken. Investigator Parker says it’s not just bikes, but tools and other items have been disappearing from yards around the village as well. He says there are several ways to prevent your property from being stolen. He says at this point he thinks some of the bikes are being sold for scrap while others are being used to get around by people in the village. Investigator Parker says no arrests have been made so far but the department does have several leads. Owego police encourage anyone who has had a bike or any item stolen to report it to them directly even if you don’t want or need the item back. It will help them catch the individual or individuals responsible. Additionally he encourages everyone to register your bike with the police department, so if they come across it, they can get it back to you using photos, and the bike’s serial number. “We’re even going to start taking pictures of the bikes ourselves so we’ll have a database for these bicycles that we can look at and say ‘yeah that’s Joe Smith’s bike’ and be able to take that bike and get it back to him,” he said. Investigator Parker showed 12 News a recovered bike that had been altered using parts from several other stolen bicycles. OWEGO (WBNG) — A recent string of property thefts has police in Owego reminding residents to lock up their belongings, especially their bikes. They say even if your bike is taken and police recover it, it may look nothing like it did when you last saw it. From what he’s seen so far, he says it’s likely that individuals who are using the stolen bikes are altering them significantly to avoid detection by the bike’s owner. Bikes have been found with mismatched parts from other stolen bikes, and some have been painted over. Investigator Rudy Parker says he’s looking into at least a dozen cases of stolen bikes in the village and he believes there are several more cases where the owner of the bike has decided not to report it. “What they did was they was they changed the seat on it. This was the seat from a Diamondback bike that was stolen recently. They had this Nishiki seat on there originally. Then they added a water bottle placement here that also came off a Diamondback bike that was stolen,” he said.last_img read more

Only propagandists believe settled science

first_imgMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motorists On Sept. 15, David Gillikin, Ph.D., suggested that we keep politics out of climate science, since the science is clear and effectively all scientists agree and that the science is settled.Really? Anyone with any common sense knows that science is never settled. Einstein proved that in 1905 with his Theory of Relativity, which upended a 200-year-old Theory of Mechanics created by Isaac Newton.I’m not a global warming believer or a global warming denier. However, I do believe that those scientists who pretend to know what this will cause in 20, 30 or 50 years are white-coated propagandists. Scientists have a very difficult time predicting weather, let alone climate. Witness the recent computer model predictions of the paths of Harvey, Irma and Maria. These computer models could not predict a week in advance, let alone decades. There is nothing more anti-scientific than the very idea that science is settled, static and impervious to challenge.If climate science is settled, why do its predictions keep changing? Why does a great physicist like Freeman Dyson say: “The models solve the equations of fluid dynamics, and they do a very good job of describing the fluid motions of the atmosphere and the oceans.“They do a very poor job of describing the clouds, the dust, the chemistry and the biology of fields and farms and forests. They do not begin to describe the real world we live in …” and, “What has happened in the past 10 years is that the discrepancies between what’s observed and what’s predicted have become much stronger. It’s clear now the models are wrong, but it wasn’t so clear 10 years ago.”Climate-change proponents have made their cause a matter of faith. For a geologist who supposedly is the brave carrier of the scientific ethic, there’s more than a tinge of religion in his tirade.Bob LindingerGuilderlandcenter_img Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img read more

PREMIUMMinistry pushes for deliberation of international civil law bill

first_imgFacebook Foreign-Ministry international-law politics legal-system house-of-representatives Log in with your social account Forgot Password ? The Foreign Ministry is working to build momentum for the discussion of an international civil law bill after years of it being shelved, in a move that aims to ride the wave of reform currently being pursued by President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo.The ministry’s director general for legal affairs and international treaties, Damos Agusman, said Thursday that there was a need to put in place an international civil law to support the President’s focus on economic diplomacy and increase businesses’ and investors’ confidence in Indonesia.“This actually falls under the responsibility of the Law and Human Rights Ministry but the Foreign Ministry has stepped up considering the urgency in an era of globalization and international relations that requires us to have an adequate legal system,” Damos told reporters on the sidelines of a workshop held … LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Linkedin Topics : Googlelast_img read more

Slick new-build breaks Kedron record

first_imgMore from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019Auctioneer Peter Burgin at the auction of 59 Thirteenth Ave, Kedron. Photo: AAP/ Ric FrearsonThe new owners had buyer advocate Belinda Shields handle the bidding for them.“Because we know the market and the pricing, we were confident going in with a strong bid from the beginning,” Ms Shields said.Selling agent Matthew Jabs of Place Newmarket said more than 300 groups inspected the property.He said the quality of the build and finishes, coupled with a 607sq m block drove interest.“It’s a builder’s own property. Everything was finished off meticulously,” he said.Vendors Belinda and Trent Ramke, of Ramear Investments, were thrilled with the result.“It was hard to have an expectation because there were no comparable sales in this suburb,” Ms Ramke said. “It was probably a combination of the location, Trent’s level of build, he’s an incredible builder, and our quality of finishes (that attracted buyers). Also, it’s a brand new home. Buyers want that instant home.” 59 Thirteenth Ave, Kedron A NEWLY built Queenslander has broken the price record for Kedron after selling for $1.65 million under the hammer.A crowd of 170 people filled 59 Thirteenth Ave to watch 14 registered bidders battle for the five-bedroom home with pool.An opening bid of $1.3 million kicked off the auction, which quickly became a two-horse race with a buyer advocate and a phone bidder pushing up the price in $5000 increments.Auctioneer Peter Burgin called the home on the market at $1.605 million and it sold 10 bids later for $1.65 million.last_img read more