US Navy Blue Angels Visits St. George Airport

first_img View post tag: News by topic View post tag: St. Training & Education View post tag: visits January 3, 2012 View post tag: Angels View post tag: Navy View post tag: Naval Back to overview,Home naval-today US Navy Blue Angels Visits St. George Airport center_img View post tag: blue US Navy Blue Angels Visits St. George Airport View post tag: Airport Southern Utah will get a preview of the Thunder Over Utah Air Show featured performers in a winter visit by US Navy Blue Angels today at the…by Morgan Skinner (kcsg)[mappress]Source: KCSG Television , January 03, 2012; View post tag: US View post tag: George Share this articlelast_img read more

Trebles all round for Oxford

first_imgVarsity Athletics The 130th match against Cambridge was characterised by strong performances on both the track and the field, culminating in victory for the men’s Blues team, and both of the second teams – the Centipedes and the Millipedes. However, the girls’ Blues team were beaten by their Cambridge counterparts, despite victories in all of the throwing events, the high jump, and the 5000m and 400m hurdles races. Since the competition began in 1864, Oxford’s men’s team has won 16 more times than Cambridge, and the trend continued this year with an Oxford victory of 117-103. OUAC President Fraser Thompson urged his athletes to ‘shoe the Tabs!’ and he followed up with three convincing victories of his own, in the 800m (1:54.6), the 5000m (14:47.1) and the mile (4:15.6). Oxford also took third place in the 5000m and the mile through the efforts of Ben Moreau (15:04.0) and John Hutchins (4:20.4) respectively. To complete a clean sweep of the long-distance races, Sam Aldridge won the 3000m steeplechase in 9:27.7. Oxford’s performance in the 400m was similarly notable – in the Blues team, Jonan Boto came second in 49.5 seconds and Robert Lawton finished third in 50.2 seconds. Cambridge tended to control the long-distance events for women, although Oxford managed to take the first two places in the 5000 metres through impressive performances from Emily Ferenczi in first place (17:34.6) and Courtney Birch in second (17:39.3). The men’s Dark Blues swept the board in the jumping events – Sean Gourley leapt to victory in the long jump (7.05m), high jump (1m95) and pole vault (4.40m). The triple jump competition resulted in maximum points as William Senbanjo took first place with 13.76 metres and Bayo Biobaku took second with 13.67 metres. The Centipedes team also took the top two spots, with Dan Johnson jumping a new personal best of 12.94 metres, and Caley Wright coming second with 12.13 metres. In throwing events, Stephen McCauley was victorious in the shot putt (14.18m) and discus (42.94m), and finished third in the hammer (40.26m). He was supported by Thomas Hayman, who came second in both events, achieving a personal best in the shot of 13.39 metres. Oxford also won the javelin through James Macfarlane’s new personal best throw of 60.31 metres, with David Harding’s 54.71 metres second and Rota Vavilova’s throw of 34.56 metres winning the women’s event. Chanda Kapande took first place in the hammer with a new PB of 37.77 metres and the discus (34.57m) – followed by Susan Stockdale (25.63m). A personal best from Olivia Reade (11.04m) won the women’s shot, followed by Rota Vavilova (10.33), and the trend of maximum points continued in the high jump with Ailsa Wallace (1.68m) and Danielle Fidge (1.60m) taking first and second places respectively. On the track, Sophie Scamps was impressive in the 400m and 400m hurdles, achieving new personal bests in both. The Millipedes also won both of these events through Katy Sam and Elin Leyshon’s hurdling personal best of 72.0 seconds; Sam also took the 200m race in 27.7 seconds. Oxford also took second place in the 200m and 400m races through the efforts of Elicia Bravo (27.8 seconds) and Natalie Coleman (63.5 seconds) respectively. Only the closely-fought men’s sprints had belonged to Cambridge. Toleme Ezekiel and Russell Young ran well in both the 100m and 200m, with times of 11.4 seconds and 11.5 seconds respectively in the 100m, and 22.9 and 23.0 seconds in the 200m. Domination of the 110m sprint hurdles, however, belonged to Oxford. Richard Baderin and Richard Sear left Cambridge trailing as they earned maximum points for the Blues team, finishing first (15.0) and second (15.7) respectively. Though beaten in the 4x400m relay, victory in the 4x100m for the men rounded the day off before Oxbridge rivalries could be cast aside at a dinner at New College.ARCHIVE: 3rd week TT 2004last_img read more

Quarter of JCRs have transgender rep

first_imgOver a quarter of Oxford’s undergraduate colleges now have a transgender representative on their JCR committee.Queen’s College became the eighth to introduce the position this week, joining St Hugh’s, Magdalen, Lady Margaret Hall, Jesus, St John’s, Wadham, and St Hilda’s. Wadham SU was the first to introduce a trans rep, in the 2016-17 academic year.The motion at Queen’s used statistics from the SU’s LGBTQ+ Campaign’s recent survey of transgender students at the University. The survey revealed that 98% of trans students at Oxford have experienced mental health issues, that over 60% say they have experienced transphobia, that half have self-harmed, and that one third have considered suicide.The motion, proposed by Quin O’Sullivan and seconded by Alice Shepherd, said that “there are issues the transgender community face in the wider world and in university life which an LGBTQ+ rep may not be able to fully provide for.”O’Sullivan and Shepherd said they hoped the creation of the role would help trans students “feel more comfortable and confident” while studying at Queen’s.Earlier this academic year, Oxford SU VP Women, Katy Haigh, said: “It is great to see that common rooms are expanding their representative positions to better reflect the demographics and the needs of their students.”All but two of Oxford’s undergraduate colleges also have an LGBTQ+ rep on their JCR committee: Brasenose and Trinity are the two exceptions. Both colleges have an Equalities Rep, whose constitutional role includes provision for LGBTQ+ students.According to the University’s Equality Policy, Oxford attempts to create an environment which “promotes equality, values diversity and maintains a working, learning and social environment in which the rights and dignity of all its staff and students are respected.”Oxford says it “aims to anticipate and respond positively to the needs of trans and gender variant students, staff and alumni, enabling all members of the University to feel welcome,safe, valued and supported in achieving their potential and contributing as a member of the University.”Official policy also notes: “Students and staff come to Oxford from countries round the world, with very different approaches to transgender issues.“Gender identity interacts with other areas of identity, including ethnicity, culture, religion and disability, and this may sometimes lead to particular issues for individuals, or cause tensions.”last_img read more

Fletchers plans contingent on Sainsbury’s

first_imgPlans to modernise Fletchers’ Claywheels Lane bakery have been approved by Sheffield City Council.However, the plans still hinge on the approval of another planning application. Fletchers Group of Bakeries hopes to sell part of its site in Wadsley Bridge, which is currently being used as a carpark, to Sainsbury’s. This would give the business the injection of cash it needs to push ahead with its improvement plans. Sainsbury’s and Fletchers jointly submitted a planning application for a new Sainsbury’s store, adjacent to the bakery, which is due to be determined at the end of June.MD Stephen Holding said if the planning application for a new Sainsbury’s is turned down, the consented proposals for the bakery would, regretfully, come to nothing. “This investment in our business would enable us to compete more strongly in an increasingly demanding market place. It would also mean that we can protect the jobs of the 350 people who currently work at Claywheels Lane,” he added.>>Sheffield bakery invites into sitelast_img read more

The Evolution of VDI as a Crucial Technology in Higher Education – What’s next?

first_imgIn Part 1 of this blog series, we talked about desktop virtualization in terms of its ever-changing role in solving new problems for Higher Education: lab systems management, student productivity and flexibility, a bridge between wealthier and poorer students, lab consolidation, and finally looking forward to “21st Century Collaboration Spaces.” Now, let’s discuss the future – what new challenges in Higher Education can VDI as a technology solve? Here are a few ideas I think are interesting.Hyper-converged infrastructure VDI appliances (HCIA) are becoming increasingly attractive for campuses that want to set up distributed compute environments. For example, to give the Law School a separate IT environment from the Business School, etc. A few years ago, the cost per seat of VDI made smaller deployments too expensive, and we saw a lot of schools try – unsuccessfully in most cases – to corral their departments into a centralized solution.Today, the “building block” approach of HCIA opens up the technology to departments that want to virtualize a few labs, then pay as they grow. Plus, the ease of the software GUI’s that run from a single management console on HCIA’s means schools no longer require an IT professional with a “PhD in VDI.”Because an HCIA allows nearly frictionless scaling without the budgetary impact of previous hardware upgrades or expansions typically required for a VDI project, schools can use this technology for distance learning programs. Schools are opening up new avenues of learning (and sometimes new revenue streams), via distance education programs and Massive Online Open Courses (MOOC’s).Hosted by leading institutions such as Stanford, MIT, Yale, Harvard, and at least 563 other universities, the number of massive open online courses has exploded in recent years.  Offering up software for such programs via desktop virtualization environments allows schools to avoid the hassle of shipping and tracking software licenses, and allows students to leverage their own hardware.However, the number of students enrolled in these courses can swing up and down much more rapidly than in a traditional on-campus course. If the number of students signed up online is much greater than anticipated, hyper-converged infrastructure appliances allow for flexible scaling and ease of virtual desktop deployment. This allows schools to offer more distance learning to more students at a lower cost.Looking ahead, I’ve seen a few forward-leaning IT administrators try to provision all of their desktops from the public cloud, saying, “We don’t want to be in the desktop management business. We want to be in the education business.” Unfortunately, most of these valiant efforts have been limited by a handful of issues that I believe will be solved in the next five years.The first is how you protect critical data, like HIPAA data leveraged by a medical school, in a public cloud environment. While there are work-arounds to allow you to do this today, they are not elegant solutions. I suspect a much better answer is going to be the developing technology set around hybrid cloud architectures where sensitive data is stored and protected locally.The second issue is around software application licensing. Five years ago, most ISV’s did not have concurrent licensing, required by most Higher Ed institutions for virtualizing lab computers. This meant that there was a huge software licensing “tax” on going virtual, and my team was involved in an Educause working group related to this issue. Today this issue is already mostly resolved, but there are a few notable stragglers among software developers that are preventing deployments of the full complement of academic software required by students. I suspect this problem will resolve quickly.The third issue is that, because campuses do distributed IT purchasing, cloud solutions that reward scale can be cost prohibitive. Even in schools where the CIO has issued a centralized mandate around cloud adoption, IT professionals have lacked a charge-back system that would effectively administer a fair distribution of costs across multiple departments. Once a solid solution for multi-tenant cloud / departmental charge-back takes hold, this will drive more large campuses to serve up their desktops out of the cloud.And, once Higher Ed does wholeheartedly embrace the cloud for more than just storage or Office 365? I see an interesting opportunity for universities to take advantage of the ability to “burst” up and down rapidly. Higher Ed, in particular, has very seasonal needs. What if a school could provision for a baseline level of activity, then burst-up each semester during midterms and finals?However these trends evolve, it is clear that Higher Education has already derived great benefit from desktop virtualization technologies, with huge impacts to student work-study habits, the use and purpose of computer labs, physical plant allocation, and IT support workloads. I am excited to look back in five more years and see what else in Higher Education has changed as a result of this ongoing transformation in desktop computing.last_img read more

Design professor Robert Sedlack dies at 47

first_imgVisual communication design professor Robert Sedlack, who saw graphic design as a force for social good, died in his sleep at his South Bend home Saturday, the University said in a news release. He was 47.Sedlack taught the course “Design for Social Good” and won the College of Arts and Letters’ Sheedy Excellence in Teaching Award and the Center for Social Concerns’ Gancy Faculty Community-Based Research Award this year. Students in his classes partnered with community organizations like the Center for the Homeless and the Juvenile Justice Center and foundations in Haiti and South Africa, and they “engaged such social issues as racial discrimination, gun control, voter participation, xenophobia, rights of immigrants and the social stigma of HIV/AIDS,” the release said.“I want the students to understand that they can do meaningful work that will benefit others,” Sedlack said, according to the release. “And through these courses, I really think the students begin to understand that design can be used to change lives for the better.”Sedlack grew up in Greencastle, Indiana and graduated from Notre Dame in 1989 and from Indiana University Master of Fine Arts program in 1993. He joined Notre Dame’s faculty in 1998 after working with design firms in Chicago, the release said. In 2001, he redesigned Notre Dame’s shield, typography and color palette.“Robert Sedlack was a visionary leader in the graphic design program at Notre Dame,” Department of Art, Art History and Design chair Richard Gray said in the release. “His approach to design solutions for underserved populations was an exceptional example of turning scholarship into service, of using design to make a difference in the lives of others. Our university has lost an incredible colleague, teacher, mentor, and friend.”There will be hours of visitation from 4 to 6 p.m., followed by a 30 minute wake, all at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart on June 3, according to a University spokesperson. The funeral service will take place June 4 at 9:30 a.m., the release said. Sedlack is survived by his wife Theresa and two children, Emma and Trey.Tags: design for social good, graphic design, Robert Sedlacklast_img read more

WHO confirms Bangladesh’s first H5N1 case

first_imgMay 28, 2008 (CIDRAP News) – The World Health Organization (WHO) today confirmed that a 16-month-old boy from Bangladesh had an H5N1 avian influenza infection in January but has since recovered.The boy, who is officially listed as Bangladesh’s first H5N1 case, got sick on Jan 27, the WHO said in a statement today. His H5N1 infection was identified retrospectively during seasonal surveillance by the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research in Bangladesh.Bangladeshi government officials announced on May 22 that the boy’s infection had been confirmed the day before by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which is a WHO reference laboratory.The boy is from Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. The WHO said he had been exposed to live and slaughtered chickens in his home. Health officials have collected samples from his family members and neighbors, but none so far show any signs off H5N1 infections, the agency added.Bangladesh, along with the neighboring Indian state of West Bengal, experienced widespread poultry outbreaks over the winter. The H5N1 virus struck 50 of Bangladesh’s 64 districts, according to a recent Agence France-Presse report.Today’s WHO confirmation of the Bangladeshi case raises the global H5N1 count to 383 cases with 241 deaths.See also:May 28 WHO statementlast_img read more

‘I’ll give you a bottle of champagne for the lowest opening bid’

first_img215/2 Barney St, Southport.Earlier in the day, a Surfers Paradise apartment sold for $155,000.After initially pausing for negotiations, the buyer raised their bid to $155,000 before the property was called on the market and sold.The property, on the sixth floor of Diamonds is described as “affordable” with views of the ocean and city. 215/2 Barney St, Southport sold for $132,000.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach Northless than 1 hour ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa20 hours agoIt is the cheapest sale so far at the auction bonanza, held at the RACV Royal Pines Resort.“I’ll give you a bottle of champagne for the lowest opening bid,” auctioneer Phil Parker said after bidding started at just $60,000.Described as the cheapest CBD apartment in Southport, the property offers views of the city skyline and the Gold Coast Broadwater. 215/2 Barney St, Southport sold for $132,000 under the hammer.A GOLD Coast apartment in the heart of Southport sold under the hammer for $132,000.The one-bedroom apartment was offered to the market at Ray White Surfers Paradise Group’s The Event, held on the Gold Coast on Sunday. 61/19 Orchid Ave, Surfers Paradise. 61/19 Orchid Ave, Surfers Paradise sold for $155,000.last_img read more

Twelve year old advises parents to pay attention to youth

first_imgLocalNews Twelve year old advises parents to pay attention to youth by: – May 30, 2012 Share 54 Views   one comment Giselle Pierre-ToussaintOne twelve (12) year old young has made a plea to parents as well as members of society to pay closer attention to their children and the youth.Giselle Pierre-Toussaint who is the recipient of the National Youth Council’s 2012 Beyond Excellence Award, explained at that awards ceremony that parents are “always too tired or too busy” for their children.While she highlighted the efforts which parents make in providing the basic needs of their children, she pointed out that often times one of the most crucial ingredients is left wanting.“Although many parents are hard working and good providers they sometimes forget that bringing home a pay cheque does not necessarily make them good parents. Love, not material gifts, should be the crucial ingredient in every parent child relationship”.Pierre-Toussaint noted the need for parents to ensure that they impact positively on the lives of their children and the youth of the island.“When children are young they are at their most impressionable age and are easily influenced by the values and actions of those around them. They seek acceptance by emulating the behavior of elders. If parents are always too tired or too busy to spend time with their children then children must find another role model. Unfortunately, that role model might be the neighborhood bully or the drug dealer around the corner which later will result in delinquent and criminal behaviour which cannot be ignored as it will increase the risk for negative outcomes in our youth”.She pleaded to adults to “recognize us in good and bad tell us when we are wrong but praise us when we are good”. The youngster also made several recommendations which she believes could assist the youth and society which included “the older generation being good role models and mentors for the youth”.“I appeal to you to be committed to the task at hand when engaging the youth. You must first accept your roles as leaders and role models to us, encourage us to partake and engross us in substantial discussion, seek opportunities; do not only lecture us but listen to us as well, guide us instead of making all decisions without our opinions or consent”.She described the youth as “humans” and the “future of tomorrow” who also have “views and opinions” which adults should listen to.“Try to see things from the youth’s perspective, in other words, pay attention to our ideas. Do not compel us, let us decide and instead guide us along the way,” she urged.Dominica Vibes News Sharecenter_img Tweet Share Sharing is caring!last_img read more

Perez – no Arsenal move for Higuain

first_img Higuain, who told the media on the final day of the Primera Division season that he was going to leave Madrid in the summer, was reported to be on the verge of a £23million move to the Emirates Stadium. However, during an interview with Univision, Perez insisted: “We don’t want Higuain to leave. What’s more no-one from Arsenal has come to us and made us any offers at all for him. There are no offers on the table.” Press Association Madrid have made two signings so far this summer, bringing defender Dani Carvajal and midfielder Isco to the Bernabeu from Bayer Leverkusen and Malaga respectively, but Perez remained tight-lipped on future transfers. The club have been heavily linked with Tottenham winger Gareth Bale but Perez insisted a deal was not imminent. “He is a great player who belongs to a club we enjoy good relations with, but we have not made any offer,” he said. It has been reported Madrid will sign Spain Under-21 midfielder Asier Illaramendi from Real Sociedad in the coming days. And although Perez did not confirm a move for the 23-year-old, he indicated Madrid were looking to sign a long-term replacement for Xabi Alonso, who will turn 32 in November and who suffered from a groin injury towards the end of the season which forced him to undergo surgery in June. He admitted: “We are concerned about the state of Xabi Alonso. Defensive midfield is a very important position and we should be looking to strengthen there.” Uncertainty remains at Madrid over the long-term future of Cristiano Ronaldo, but Perez said he was calm about the situation. “Ronaldo wants to retire at Real Madrid, and we want him to retire here, just like Zidane and so many other great players did. You can be absolutely certain that Cristiano will retire at Real Madrid.” center_img Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has dismissed speculation Gonzalo Higuain is about to join Arsenal by revealing the London club are yet to make an offer for the Argentina international.last_img read more