May 8

Dixie State Baseball Nets Three Honors

first_imgMay 30, 2019 /Sports News – Local Dixie State Baseball Nets Three Honors Tags: Dixie State Baseball/Jake Engel/Jayden Murray/NCAA Division II All-Americans/Tyler Hollow FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailST. GEORGE, Utah-Wednesday, three Dixie State baseball student-athletes received honors for successful seasons.Junior first baseman/outfielder Jake Engel was named first-team all-region on the D2CCA, NCBWA and ABCA/Rawlings award list.Engel, a product of Ironwood High School of Tucson, Ariz., netted a team-best 14 home runs and 52 RBI for the Trailblazers.Furthermore, sophomore second baseman Tyler Hollow was voted to the all-region second team by each organization. Hollow tied Engel for the team RBI lead with 52 and batted .360, the fourth-best on the roster.Murray, a senior right-handed hurler, broke or tied four Dixie State single-season records, including the program record for strikeouts with 92.This also included a pair of 10-strikeout wins in victories over Adams State and Metro State.Murray leaves the program as the career leader in strikeouts per nine innings (8.39 strikeouts per shutout), fourth-best in strikeouts (138) and tied for fourth in career wins (13).All of these players now advance on the ballot for NCAA Division II All-American consideration by each of these organizations. Written by Brad Jameslast_img read more

May 4

UK MOD announces new £18m Long Range Radar contract

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today UK defense ministry announces new £18m Long Range Radar contract View post tag: Royal Navy Authorities November 24, 2017 View post tag: UK UK defense ministry announces new £18m Long Range Radar contract View post tag: QE class View post tag: Type 45 View post tag: Long Range Radar A new £18 million contract for work on the Royal Navy’s Long Range Radar (LRR) was announced by UK defense minister Harriett Baldwin as she visited BAE Systems’ Great Baddow site on November 23.The contract will ensure the continued availability of Long Range Radar (LRR) equipment on the UK’s six Type 45 destroyers, including maintenance and repairs.The work will sustain 11 highly-skilled jobs with BAE Systems in Chelmsford, as well as four in Portsmouth.The Long Range Radar provides the Royal Navy with a detailed air surveillance picture of the battlespace, capable of automatically detecting and tracking hundreds of separate targets simultaneously at ranges of greater than 200 miles.It is a key element of the Type 45 air defence capability and is also employed on the new Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers.The new contract, which will run for the next five years, will cover support for the entire Type 45 fleet as well as one shore-based facility in Portsmouth.“We are delighted to have been awarded this follow-on contract to support the Long Range Radars across the Royal Navy’s Type 45 Destroyer fleet, which will also enable us to explore further growth opportunities,” Les Gregory, product and training services director for BAE Systems said. Share this articlelast_img read more

May 3

Attrition in the Coalition

first_imgA group of MPs have refused to endorse the Government’s choice of director for its university access body. This has led to anger within the government, especially from Vince Cable, the minister responsible for the appointment.Members of the Commons Select Committee for Business, Innovation and Skills advised the government to undertake a new recruitment process instead of selecting Les Ebdon, vice-chancellor of the University of Bedfordshire, to lead the Office of Fait Access (OFFA).Although the decision cannot force the government into action, it does highlight a difference in opinion within the coalition. Cable’s selection was supported by education minister Michael Gove, along with higher education minister David Willets and social mobility adviser Alan Milburn.However the four members of the committee which rejected Ebdon were Conservatives, drawing criticism from their Lib Dem colleague.The committee report on the matter stated, “While he demonstrated an all-round understanding of widening participation, we were not convinced by Professor Ebdon’s descriptions of the root causes of the obstacles to accessing universities.”They added, “Therefore we have to question his evidence in respect of two of the criteria for selection, namely, ‘promote the strengths of the arguments in face of opposition’ and ‘communicate persuasively and publicly, with excellent presentational skills’.”Robin McGhee, Lib Dem candidate for Oxford City Council and St Anne’s undergraduate told Cherwell, “Opposing this appointment is an attack on the powerful concessions the Lib Dems got in government on this matter. By opposing it, the Tories have had their cake, eaten it, sicked it up, and eaten it again, with claret.”Miles Coates, Oxford University Conservative Association President disagreed, stating, “The MPs had legitimate doubts about Professor Ebdon’s suitability for the role, and they would have done a disservice to access and to their personal principles had they not expressed them.The committee’s decision came just days before the government abandoned plans to impose penalties on students who pay off university loans early, a policy which Cable had intended to introduce.This scheme would cost graduates thousands if they chose to clear their debts within 30 years of leaving university. However ministers claim that the consultation process demonstrated that those most likely to be hit by extra payments would not be the most wealthy but those earning around £18,000.Coates described the decision as “welcome news,” adding, “Penalising such people for being financially responsible is grossly unfair.”However Socialist Workers Party member Nathan Akehurst commented, “The U-turn on loan repayments exposes the logic of the tuition fee raise for what it was, not to ‘improve student choice’ or whatever chimera they constructed about it, but to force poorer students to pay for a macroeconomic crisis they were not responsible for.”Matt Waller, PPE student, stated, “The interest rate for student loans is, by definition, lessor or equal to the rate of inflation. This means that the people who wait to pay it off are actually paying relatively less money. A penalty for early repayment is an unjustifiable tax on those who want to provide the government with more money in real terms.”last_img read more

May 2

BAYONNE BRIEFS

first_img ×Frank West of Bayonne was recently inducted into the Jets Fan Hall of Fame. Photo credit: NY Jets Public Relations. Frank West of Bayonne was recently inducted into the Jets Fan Hall of Fame. Photo credit: NY Jets Public Relations. Local organization gives away toysThe 2nd Annual Feast of the Seven Fishes was held in Bayonne on December 23 at the Blessed Miriam Theresa Church/ Bayonne Soup Kitchen.As with the traditional Italian-American celebration, guests enjoyed a variety of seafood dishes as well as steak for those with seafood allergies. More than 100 gifts were handed out in addition to cold-weather gear and gift bags filled with supplies.The event was sponsored by Preferred Freezers of Jersey City, the Bayonne Elks, and Bayonne Rotary Club. Other sponsors included Judickie’s, Paulanto’s, Antonio & Vincent’s, Little Food Cafe, Bergen Point Produce, and Senerchia’s. Donations were also provided by Melissa Rada, Maria Valado, Mary Beales, and Michelle Halsey.“All in all, guests left with their hands and stomachs full with big smiles on their faces,” said Peter Franco, who organized the event. “There’s an old saying that it takes a village, and I’m so grateful and honored to have served with you all.”Jersey City, Bayonne, Hoboken, New York Fire Departments battle yacht fireFire departments from Hoboken, Jersey City, Bayonne, and New York battled a yacht fire for about two hours in freezing temperatures on Thursday, December 28, at Liberty Harbor Marina in downtown Jersey City. Two 60-foot yachts were engulfed in flames and required assistance from three NY Fire Department boats.The fire started at the Dudley Street marina at about 9 p.m. and was determined to be under control at 10:53 p.m., according the Hoboken Fire Department. The HFD also said that one civilian was treated by EMS. Bayonne man dies two weeks after car crash on Route 440A 63-year-old Bayonne man died about two weeks after being involved in a crash on Route 440 last month, according to the New Jersey State Police.The victim, whose name will not be released until police confirm his identity, was critically injured when an 18-year-old driver crossed the median near Suburbia Court on Dec. 4 and crashed into the man’s vehicle.The 63-year-old man told police that he noticed the oncoming driver traveling south lose control of her car and tried his best to avoid the crash, hitting a guardrail before the teenager’s car hit his. Firefighters removed the 63-year-old from his vehicle.Both drivers were brought to Jersey City Medical Center for injuries initially considered not life-threatening. The 63-year-old died about two weeks later.New laws on sales tax, estate tax, and minimum wage take effectThe state sales tax has dropped to just over 6.6 percent and the estate tax has been eliminated, now that 2018 is here. The minimum wage has been raised 16 cents to $8.60 an hour. And, in an effort to cut down the length of lines at the Motor Vehicle Commission offices, drivers’ licenses and state ID cards will expire every four years on the holder’s birthday instead of at the end of the month. The drivers’ license change should take effect by February.First Sikh mayor in NJ takes oath of office in HobokenImmediately after being sworn in on Monday, Hoboken’s new mayor, Ravi Bhalla, signed his first executive order, declaring the municipality a “fair and welcoming city.” Under the order, police and other officials will not use city resources to enforce federal immigration laws except when they are legally required to do so. Bhalla, who was the subject of racist fliers in the mayoral campaign, is the first Sikh to be elected mayor in New Jersey.Temporary housing for Puerto Ricans ends in NJThe federal program that has housed in hotels and motels nearly 4,000 families who were displaced from their homes in Puerto Rico by Hurricane Maria is ending this month, according to The Record. New Jersey hotels have been the temporary home to 72 of the displaced families in the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Transitional Shelter Assistance Program, which ends Jan. 13. Puerto Rico’s governor, Ricardo Rosselló, has asked federal authorities for an extension.center_img Frank West inducted into Jets Fan HOFFrank West, a Bayonne resident, Kearny police detective, and Jets superfan, won entry into the NY Jets Fan Hall of Fame at a Christmas Eve home game against the Los Angeles Chargers, along with four other fans.West was welcomed to the stadium with a locker in the team room and a custom jersey bearing his name and the number ‘17 for the year he was inducted. He also received two plane tickets to fly anywhere he wants, plenty of Jets merchandise, a custom Jets varsity jacket, and four passes to pregame warmups. All inductees were announced in the Jets team introduction tunnel, which West emerged from wearing a green Santa suit that has become familiar to Jets fans.After West’s introduction, NY Jets photographers posted images of him storming the field on Instagram, with a caption that reads, “How does Santa hit every house on Christmas Eve? He runs a 4.45 40-yard dash.” He, his partner, and his parents watched the game from exclusive seats at MetLife Stadium’s EY Coaches Club, which is between the two team locker rooms and provides exclusive field-level access to the 50-yard line.“My initial reaction was I don’t know, I’m still not a hundred percent sure I didn’t sleep through my alarm this morning because it feels like I’m dreaming,” said West, who recorded a video on social media to thank his friends and the Jets fanbase. “I’m not going to lie, I was getting a bit teary eyed when I said it is moving.”“We at the New York Jets recognize how important our fanbase is to this organization, and we are proud to show our appreciation for them through the Jets Fan Hall of Fame,” said New York Jets President Neil Glat in a press release. “The Jets Fan Hall of Fame is designed to celebrate the ultimate Jets fans, and we look forward to continuing it for years to come.”last_img read more

May 2

Got Talent? Ocean City’s Got Show

first_imgThe search is on for talented people with backgrounds in music, dance, drama, comedy and more.A new event, the Ocean City Talent Show, is seeking contestants for a May 3 show on the Ocean City Music Pier.Contestants of all ages, either solo or in groups, are welcome. 
Anybody who wants to participate must first complete an application, which is available at www.oceancitytheatreccompany.com or by calling 609-398-1118. Applications must be completed and returned by April 28, and with a limited number of contestant spaces those that are interested should act soon.A panel of judges with an impressive background in the entertainment industry will award prizes, trophies and cash.The OC’s Got Talent competition will be open to the public to watch and will be held 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 3, on the Music Pier. Tickets are $10 per person with the proceeds benefiting the Greater Ocean City Theatre Company.  For tickets call 609-525-9300 or visit www.ocnj.us/boxoffice.last_img read more

March 2

Gov’t Mule To Tour With ZZ Top For Newly Announced September Dates

first_imgGov’t Mule has just announced that they will be joined by rock legends ZZ Top for eight additional tour dates in September. The slew of shows go from September 9-20 and will make stops in Wantagh, NY at Jones Beach, Bethlehem, PA at Sands Bethlehem Event Center, Baltimore, MD at Pier Six Pavilion, and Kansas City, MO at Starlight Theatre, and more.The collaboration is exciting, as Warren Haynes welcomes the American Rock pioneers to share the stage just after announcing a new archival album, entitled The Tel-Star Sessions, which includes a cover of ZZ Top’s “Just Got Paid” and comes out on August 5th. You can listen to that track below:Pre-sale tickets to the September shows are available this Wednesday, May 18th at 12PM EST and go on sale to the public on Friday, May 20th at 10AM. All information can be found on Gov’t Mule’s website. Don’t miss out on this epic duo!Gov’t Mule 2016 Tour dates:June 3 Hunter, NY @ Mountain JamAugust 11 Portland, ME @ Maine State Pier*August 12 Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony Summerstage*August 13 Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion*August 16 Utica, NY @ Saranac Brewery*August 17 Philadelphia, PA @ River Stage at Penn’s Landing*August 18 Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE Outdoors*August 19 Rochester Hills, MI @ Meadow Brook Amphitheatre*August 20 Huber Heights, OH @ Music Center at the Heights*August 22 Peoria, IL @ CEFCU Center Stage*August 23 Des Moines, IA @ Simon Estes Amphitheater*August 25 Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheater (with moe. and Blackberry Smoke)August 27 San Diego, CA @ Humphrey’s*August 28 Paso Robles, CA @ Vina Robles*August 30 Saratoga, CA @ The Mountain Winery*August 31 Ronhert Park, CA @ Sonoma Mountain Village*September 1 Eugene, OR @ Cuthbert Amphitheater*September 3 Missoula, MT @ Big Sky Brewery*September 4 Jackson, WY @ Fireman’s Ball* (On Sale Mon. May 16)September 9 Wantagh, NY @ Jones Beach^September 11 Bethlehem, PA @ Sands Bethlehem Event Center^September 13 Baltimore, MD @ Pier Six Pavilion^September 14 Cary, NC @ Koka Booth Amphitheater at Regency Park^September 15 Fredericksburg, VA @ Celebrate Virginia After Hours^September 17 Rosemont, IL @ Rosemont Theatre^ (pre-sale Wed. 6/1 & on sale Fri. 6/3) September 18 Maryland Heights, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheater^September 20 Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Theatre^September 23 Atlanta, GA @ TabernacleSeptember 24 St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus LandingSeptember 25 Miami, FL @ FillmoreSeptember 27 Birmingham, AL @ Avondale Brewing Co.September 29 Glen Allen, VA @ Innsbrook After Hours*September 30 Cherokee, NC @ Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center*October 1 Charlotte, NC @ CMCU Amphitheatre*New dates in bold * with special guest Blackberry Smoke^ with ZZ Toplast_img read more

March 2

Chicago Farmer Debuts “9pm To 5” From New Album “Midwest Side Stories” [Premiere/Review]

first_imgSinger-songwriter Cody Diekhoff, aka Chicago Farmer, continues to grow wiser and more musically agile on his latest release, Midwest Side Stories, which was released today, September 30th. Since sprouting to life in his beloved and much referenced hometown of Delavan in Southern Illinois, Diekhoff has branched out from his more sparse solo sound without forsaking his roots. The wit and wisdom that have marked his previous releases is still present his new material shows him unafraid to bring in musical backing that adds a rich ripe flavor to this latest musical harvest.Disc opener “Umbrella” finds Diekhoff in a darker and more somber place than his fans are accustomed, and their unease is reflected in the song’s tone. His signature evocative wordplay is in full bloom right off the bat with the line “I went searchin’ for some kind of meaning like words lookin’ for a page,” as he looks back on the start of his music quest. As if wanting to ease listeners into his blossoming style, he starts the expansion slowly, adding a long and lonesome electrified guitar sound to the loose and heartfelt strumming of the past. It’s a poignant tune that shows a man pondering the effects of his actions with a rapidly maturing eye.On the second track, “The Revolving Door,” the safety wheels come flying off with a blast of hard edged, Americana tinged rock that is a revelation and a revolution all at once. Cody has worked with backing bands in the past, but fully realizing songs crafted from the beginning for the format adds a depth of execution to his compositions. His harmonica work has never sounded more robust than it does here, sonicly slicing through the hand picked group of stellar backing musicians, including members of Chicago area rockers Old Shoe. Always ready to speak on the inhumanity inherent in capitalism the hard charging backing band provides a fertile ground for the passionate cry “I’m a worker, not a number,” a sentiment echoed in the hearts and minds of unappreciated and overlooked workers around the world.Continuing the look at the dark side of the American Dream, “Rocco and Susie” is a heartbreaking tale of economic pressures squeezing the life out of the American family that is among the artists finest creation. As if to provide some relief to the bleak mood established by the trio of opening songs, “Skateboard Song” pokes a bit of harmless fun at the hopefully fading predisposition of authority to sweat the small stuff while missing out on the big picture. On “Two Sides To Every Story” the unreliability of perception and the natural urge to protect the tribe. As usual, weighty topics such as these are distilled and obscured by a lyrical sensibility that is nothing short of remarkable.Any doubters worried that adding a richer backing dynamic might take something away from the sparseness that has allowed his words to be the main focus should rest easy. The connectivity that was born from his more simple seeds of the past has ripened into a soul satisfying sound that moves the heart and the body all at once. As in the past, by the second time the chorus comes around, listeners of any age will find themselves singing along unconsciously.Another favorite element, the at times slapstick nature of his material, is toned down, but still informs and shapes this collection. The whimsical nature of his viewpoint manages to make tales of addiction, gun violence and mortality less off putting and somehow more understandable at the same time. On tunes like “New Used Car” and “9pm to 5” the old Cody is fully present, as the subtle and not so subtle jokes and metaphors he employs to such ingratiating effect are fully evident.Listen to the premiere of “9pm to 5,” streaming below.Album closer, the late bluegrass maestro John Hartford-penned “I’m Still Here” gains a impressive new life thanks to the context of the artistic step forward taken on this collection with a wink and a smile.Previously, frequent comparisons to the works of famed folk troubadour Arlo Guthrie have been spot on. With this impressive step forward in song craft and dimension, Chicago Farmer has moved beyond any previous limitations and associations. Story teller, humorist and heartfelt proponent of the core values of humanity itself, Chicago Farmer has always had a message of compassion that the world truly needs to hear. Thanks to the added power backing his insight and infectious spirit he is ready to take his message farther than ever before, as he does to wonderful effect on Midwest Side Stories.last_img read more

January 26

Holy Cross president urges community to be better in aftermath of George Floyd’s death

first_imgIn an email sent to the campus community Friday, Holy Cross President Fr. David Tyson offered his prayers to those impacted by current racial injustices and implored the community to “be better.”Tyson said the death of George Floyd was not an isolated incident and was instead rooted in racism.The College lowered the three flags on campus to half-mast in memory of Floyd, and they will remain this way until July 4.“They serve as daily reminders to us of the essential foundation of the values of freedom, faith and community of our educational endeavor,” Tyson said.Tyson encouraged community members should lean upon the tenants of the College and Catholic social teaching in order to change for the better.“In all of this, then, we are equipped to form and become scholars, citizens, leaders and disciples that are laser-focused with a sense of urgency to help re-establish a sense of common good and common purpose in our society by leading the way in our communities,” he said.Tyson invited community members to partake in an exercise to better understand what it means to be racist.“Take a piece of paper and write the word racist at the top,” he said. “Take 10 minutes and write down every word that triggers or defines racist. Then close your eyes, open your heart and slowly read each word aloud. Then ask yourself which of these words remind you of you, regardless of your skin color. You might be surprised. Racism is a disease of the heart, not of the mouth. Its cure must be rooted in the heart first.”Tags: fr. tyson, george floyd, Holy Cross Collegelast_img read more

January 18

Atlantic’s The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner Crosses the Finish Line to Opening Night

first_img View Comments Based on Alan Sillitoe’s classic story, The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner tells the story of Colin (Best), who with few prospects in life, finds himself in a prison school for criminal activity. He turns to long distance running as an escape, only to have the school exploit him for his talent, offering him a possible way out. Will he run his race for them, or for his independence? The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner The strength training and conditioning have paid off! Atlantic Theater Company’s The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner opens off-Broadway January 21. Written by Roy Williams and directed by Leah C. Gardiner, the production plays at Atlantic Stage 2. The cast features Eshan Bay (House of Cards), Sheldon Best (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Zainab Jah, Jasmine Cephas Jones, Patrick Murney, Joshua E. Nelson, Sydney Sainté, Raviv Ullman, Todd Weeks and Malik Yoba.  The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner is not running a very long marathon however, because the show only plays a limited engagement through February 9. So sprint to the Atlantic Theater Company, quick! Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Feb. 9, 2014last_img read more

December 30

Best Races for Beginners

first_imgRunners stride under a canopy of spring blooms at the Monument Avenue 10K.Whether you’re a rookie runner, biker, or paddler, a race is the perfect goal to propel a lifelong passion for your sport. Tackle one of these upcoming beginner classics.Monument Avenue 10KRichmond, Va. • March 31Just right for first-timers, this road race features a flat course through Richmond’s historic neighborhoods on Monument Avenue. In addition to a mellow grade, runners in the packed field get the support of cheering crowds and bands along the course. Smithfield Sprint Smithfield, Va. • March 31This sprint triathlon is an ideal entry-level race with a flat course. It’s popular with beginner triathletes just getting their feet wet as well as veterans using it as a checkpoint for training. The 300-meter swim starts in a pool, transitions to a safe rural and scenic 10-mile bike ride, then onto a semi-urban 5K run, finishing at the start of an all you can eat BBQ to make up for all the calories burned.Mud WarriorRuckersville, Va. • April 14Get ready to get muddy. Mud Warrior organizers promise you’ll be covered from head to toe at this 8K that’s filled with unconventional course challenges to keep you guessing, including a cargo net climb, barbed wire crawl, and balance planks. It’s a great opportunity to experience the exploding trend of obstacle racing.How to Role a KayakGreenhorn Adventure RaceFlintstone, Md. • April 21An adventure race designed with beginners in mind, this two-to-four-hour sprint requires teams of two or three to find a series of checkpoints by biking, trail running, and paddling across a flat lake. Although registration is not restricted, the race is held for novice adventure racers. No need to worry if you’re directionally challenged, because each segment is well marked, and maps are provided. While the course terrain is kept below the strenuous threshold, the race does involve a few fun challenges and surprises to keep you on your toes.Dirty Spokes Trail Run Gainesville, Ga. • April 21Ditch the city and get a little dirty with this trail run just outside of Atlanta. Both courses of 5.3 and 2.5 miles start in an open field that leads into the woods with easy-to-moderate trails and gentle terrain for those looking for an easy way to jump into the trail running scene without the burn of most off-road runs. Forget running on crowded streets with car exhaust and come run on these well-groomed trails with stellar scenery.TarWheel CenturyElizabeth City, N.C. • April 28Known as the “world’s flattest century,” this 100-mile route takes riders on a blossoming spring ride through the historical downtowns of Elizabeth City and Edenton. Not only is the course flat and scenic with the smell of flowers wafting in the air, the race coordinators make sure the sweetness of spring isn’t the only thing tempting you. The completely supported century offers excellent snacks throughout the race, including tasty banana breads, deviled eggs, smoothies, and local coffee at the finish.Catawba Riverfront ClassicCharlotte, N.C. • May 20This shorter distance 9.5-mile loop mountain bike race is held alongside the Catawba River, just outside Charlotte. The single-track course holds a couple of steep climbs, but for all of you jackrabbits out there, opportunities to pass are aplenty. The event is held at the U.S. National Whitewater Center, so bring the whole family, as there are plenty of activities for everyone, from rafting and kayaking to climbing and zip-lining.French Broad River TriathlonAsheville, N.C. • May 26This unique run-paddle-bike triathlon requires no swimming (unless you flip your boat in the river). The 1.5-mile run is mostly flat and follows the paved French Broad Greenway. Racers then jump into their boats and paddle 2.5 miles downstream, then hop onto their bikes for an out-and-back along mostly-flat Riverside Drive. Finish to cheering fans and concert goers at Carrier Park, home of the Mountain Sports Festival, a three-day medley of music and outdoor merriment.last_img read more