Weber State Men’s Basketball Adds New Assistant

first_imgJuly 17, 2019 /Sports News – Local Weber State Men’s Basketball Adds New Assistant Tags: Donny Daniels/Eric Daniels/Johnson & Wales/Larry Krystkowiak/Orlando Magic/Randy Rahe/Regis/Southern Utah University/Weber State Men’s Basketball Brad James Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOGDEN, Utah-Wednesday, Weber State men’s basketball added Eric Daniels as an assistant coach per a statement from head coach Randy Rahe.Daniels had previously been at Utah Valley University, spending the last four seasons on the Wolverines’ staff.He brings the Wildcats 11 years of experience on the sidelines, which commenced in the 2008-09 season at Southern Utah University.Daniels then spent five seasons on the staff at Division II Regis, where he was responsible for recruiting and player development.He then spent one season on the basketball operations staff of the NBA’s Orlando Magic as he assisted in on-court work, player development and video.He played collegiately at NAIA Division II Johnson & Wales of Denver, leading the Wildcats to the 2005 NAIA Tournament at Branson, Mo.Daniels is JWU’s all-time leader in points (1,191) and steals (306).Daniels is a native of Salt Lake City and the son of longtime college basketball assistant coach Donny Daniels, who is currently one of Larry Krystkowiak’s assistants at the University of Utah.Daniels replaces Garrett Lever, who left earlier this summer from Weber State’s staff.last_img read more

AUGUST 19, 2016 “READERS FORUM”

first_imgWHATS ON YOUR MIND TODAY?“IS IT TRUE” will be posted on this coming MondayTodays READERS POLL question is: Do You believe that the Mayor or City Council will have nothing to do with the future decision concerning the development of Robert Park?Please take time and read our newest feature articles entitled “HOT JOBS” and “LOCAL SPORTS” posted in our sections.If you would like to advertise in the CCO please contact us City-County [email protected] County Observer has been serving our community for 15 years.Copyright 2015 City County Observer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistribute.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img

Michael Alonso pedantically misses the point of speed cameras

first_imgTo the Editor:Michael Alonso’s pedantic letter regarding speed cameras misses the point. Instead of being a typical, self-led motorist, Mr. Alonso should put himself in the feet of a construction worker working on either a scorching day or at 3 a.m., where they are taking their lives into their hands via speeders, tailgaters, drunks, etc. Plus, the revenues that these cruds are going to pay upon receiving their tickets in the mail are supposedly going to help out our state financially. Being out of touch with the wants and needs of drivers who don’t want to pay citations for menacing driving is an advocacy of degeneracy. One of the few terrific things that Hillary Clinton tried to do was re-instate the 55MPH speed limit in the United States. Enough already!PETE A. DeMATTEOlast_img

NSA steering group achieves six-month target

first_imgThe steering group of the National Skills Academy (NSA) for Bakery has achieved its first six-month target, said Jonathan Cooper, business development manager of the NSA.Its aims were industry representation, agreeing the training needs of the industry, and identifying a bakery champion, named as Campden BRI, to co-ordinate the development of a new course for the industry, with Leeds Thomas Danby College acting as lead college.Justine Fosh, director of the NSA, praised outgoing steering group chairman Dave Brooks of Finsbury Foods for driving the group to achieve its six-month goals. She told British Baker: “Dave agreed a tenure until Christmas and set challenging goals, which we could not have achieved without his leadership.We look forward to setting an equally challenging agenda with the new chair when appointed.”The steering group comprises representatives from companies as diverse as a craft baker, Warburtons plant baker, Morrisons supermarket and Odlums Mills, as well as the main trade and member associations.Its aim is to speak with a united voice about the training needs of the industry.l For a fuller report see next issue.last_img read more

Speech: PM opening words at the CHOGM Retreat on 20 April 2018

first_imgGood morning and welcome to Windsor Castle; as we’ve seen, a magnificent setting for us to meet, in the best Commonwealth tradition, in the intimacy and privacy of our Retreat.First let me thank Her Majesty The Queen for her generous invitation into her home, the first time a Heads of Government meeting has been held here in a remarkable history.I am also struck by the number of Heads of Government we have assembled here today – a powerful demonstration of our commitment to revitalise the Commonwealth, and to tap into its vast potential.And that vast potential has been clear at the forums this week. Our Commonwealth family has spent the last four days sharing perspectives, and finding ways to make a real difference to people’s lives. I think I speak for everyone around the room when I say that we have all been inspired by what we’ve seen and heard, particularly from our young people.Yesterday we spoke about our shared challenges as we strive to build a more sustainable, more prosperous, more secure and fairer Commonwealth. Today is a chance to build on that, and for the Commonwealth Heads of Government to talk frankly and openly within the tradition of the Retreat.Of course a conversation about these challenges cannot ignore the fact that at the very moment international co-operation is so important, some nations are choosing instead to shun the rules-based system that underpins global security and prosperity.So I look forward to discussing how the Commonwealth can play its part to support this rules-based order, and the very concept of international co-operation.Today, we also have a number of specific decisions to take, together with a broader conversation about the common future for the Commonwealth that we all want to see.So I am sure today will be a memorable occasion for all of us, by the end of which I am sure we will all leave even closer friends, and with a unique understanding of each other in ways which cannot be matched by other summits.last_img read more

Cream Drummer Ginger Baker Is Recovering After Open Heart Surgery And Fall

first_imgIt’s a tough time to be a fan of the short-lived power rock trio Cream. Though only together for a few years, the band produced some of the most iconic cuts of the classic blues rock era, electrifying tracks like “Sunshine of Your Love,” “White Room,” “SWLABR,” a version of Robert Johnson’s “Crossroads” and countless others. Bassist Jack Bruce’s death in 2015 all but put an end to any hope of this exciting trio’s reunion potential.Then, earlier this year, Eric Clapton told reporters that he might not play guitar publicly anymore, after nerve damage has hindered his playing abilities. The latest news on the band is about drummer Ginger Baker, who is currently recovering from an open-heart surgery operation that took place last month. The 76-year-old also suffered a fall, one that has caused additional health problems.In The Mirror, Baker’s daughter Leda shared a recent health update. “He called the day after his surgery to say he was OK. Albeit a rather disoriented and unintelligible conversation he was at least awake and aware. The fall has resulted in swollen legs and feet which he is seeing his doctor about in the next day or so.” The drummer had to cancel a tour in February due to heart problems.The outlook for future Baker performances does not look good. “Although he is recovering, any performances in the near future seem overambitious,” said Leda. Still, she also says that he is “on the road to recovery,” so we’ll still stay optimistic and hope for the best.last_img read more

Spring town hall meeting addresses new facilities, faculty policies

first_imgRosie LoVoi Fr. Jenkins addresses the Notre Dame community Monday night at the spring town hall meeting. Jenkins discussed new faculty changes and benefits, including an education benefit for professors.Affleck-Graves also said plans were underway to improve other facilities, particularly the Decio Faculty Commons. Beyond facility improvements on campus, Affleck-Graves said the current campus construction is progressing as scheduled, for the most part.“I think most of you have noticed a little bit of building going on on campus,” he said. “Courtney Hall is nearing completion; it will open this August. The Hesburgh Library renovations are just spectacular. I’d suggest you go and have a look, if you haven’t already.”The move-in dates of Campus Crossroads are projected to start in August 2017 and end in May 2018, according to recent estimates, Affleck-Graves said.“The Duncan Family Student Center is slightly behind schedule, but we plan on having that open and moved in by December 2017,” he said. At the Town Hall, University President Fr. John Jenkins announced several additional employee benefits to be implemented in the next year. “Notre Dame is great for so many reasons — for our great students, for the education we offer, for its research capacity and for so many things to be proud of. But I’m particularly proud of the people who work here,” Jenkins said. “We want to continue to make this place a truly great place to work at, a place where you feel supported.”The first of these upcoming changes is an “enhanced education benefit.”“It’s important for you, and the people that work here, to get the education you need to do the work you do. And it’s good for us if you do that as well, so we want to help you do that,” Jenkins said. “We’ve had an education benefit, but this is enhanced, so we’re providing an opportunity for people to enhance their skills and improve their education in particular areas.”According to Robert McQuade, vice president of Human Resources, the University currently provides up to $1,500 per year to cover additional education costs. “That was last changed in 2008. We are going to increase that to $3,000 starting in July. For job certifications, we’re going to increase from $750 to $1,000, and for the first time, we’re going to include doctoral programs and courses,” he said. “We believe that this will continue to enhance development opportunities for all of our employees, and we’re very pleased with this.”Beyond this, McQuade introduced a partnership with Bright Horizons Care Advantage to help provide assistance to faculty whose family members require care. “I know a number of you have children or others that you need to take care of, and often that creates challenges for you on some occasions.” Jenkins said. “This is a program that will provide help for you to care for those people in your care, when those occasions arise.”Additionally, the University will help provide short-term income for faculty in need. “Short-term income replacement is another important thing, in times of injury or sickness or a new child in the family, and if you need some kind of income replacement, this program will provide that,” Jenkins said. McQuade also announced a four-week paid leave for new parents, whether due to birth or adoption. “Families are important,” Jenkins said. “We want to provide support for parents as they welcome a new child into their family and care for that child and work with that transition into parenthood.”Due to the University’s ongoing commitment to mitigating climate change, Affleck-Graves said they plan to begin utilizing and improving the dam at St. Joseph River for hydraulic power. “We’re also working with South Bend and the federal authorities to use the dam on the river downtown for hydraulic energy,” Affleck-Graves said. “We’re working with the federal authorities to help us do that, and it will save us eight percent of our costs to do that, which makes a lot of financial sense. What this does is makes a significant impact on our carbon output.”Overall, Affleck-Graves said he was impressed with the changes and looks forward to making more improvements. “We do want to confirm our areas of strength. I know we can get complacent, but I want us to keep doing these things well. I have also highlighted areas of improvement, so we can see how we can do better, and we will do better,” Affleck-Graves said. Tags: Burger King, Campus Crossroads, spring town hall, town hall meeting After receiving consistently low ratings from both students and faculty, University Executive Vice President John Affleck-Graves announced the Burger King in the LaFortune Student Center will be replaced next fall. “The scores on our services were incredibly varied, and Burger King has scored very low for the second time in a row,” Affleck-Graves said during Monday’s spring faculty town hall meeting in Washington Hall. “So we’re going to be making a change there this summer. We will certainly have something new coming in and replacing Burger King.” last_img read more

Lawn irrigation

first_imgBy Brad HaireUniversity of GeorgiaSpring has started on a dry note for much of Georgia. If your lawn is a little thirsty, you can do some things to get the most out of your sprinkler system without getting in trouble.Since March 1, some places in north Georgia have had good rainfall. But some are 2 inches to 3 inches below normal. South Georgia has been dry, with only a half-inch to an inch of rain across most of the region, about 5 inches below normal.Just two weeks without water can be enough to hurt most grasses, said Kerry Harrison, an irrigation specialist with the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension.But you don’t want to just turn on the sprinklers anytime you feel the lawn needs a drink. This could waste water and damage lawns.”It could get you in trouble, too,” Harrison said.Georgia has statewide watering restrictions now. There are some guidelines.If your street address is an odd number, you’re asked to water only on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday. If it’s an even number, you’re asked to do it on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. “There’s no outside watering on Friday,” he said.New automated irrigation systems, Harrison said, must be equipped with rainfall sensors to stop them when it rains. Watering guidelines are enforced by local authorities.But homeowners can easily supply their lawns with needed water and still follow the guidelines, he said.It doesn’t matter if you use a permanent system or a sprinkler attached to a hose. The first thing you need to know is how much water you’re applying and how fast.”Not knowing your water application rate is like driving a car with no speedometer,” he said.Different systems apply water at different rates. Hose-sprinkler systems vary the most. Space three rain gauges within the watering area of your system. Look at your watch. After an hour has passed, check your gauges to see how much water your system puts out in that time.Most lawns grow best when they get 1 inch of water a week, either from rain, irrigation or combination of the two. And they prefer long soakings. In dry weather, water only once or twice a week to get that 1 inch.Light, frequent watering can cause turf grasses to develop shallow roots. This can lead to many problems, including disease and insect damage and discoloring from poor fertility.The grass at the very end of a sprinkler’s trajectory may not get as much water as the grass closer to the sprinkler. Permanent systems should be set for overlap in sprinkler patterns to adjust for this. Remember this when you move your hose-sprinkler system. You want your lawn to be uniformly wet.Water at the right times, too: early morning or late at night, Harrison said. If you don’t, you could just waste time and water.”We have research and evidence to show that you can lose as much as half the water if it’s applied during peak daylight hours,” he said.High temperatures and high winds can evaporate water or blow it off-target, too, he said.Watering during the day also increases the time grass is wet. This can lead to diseases. Watering at night won’t hurt grass that’s already wet from dew. The turf gets the water it wants and is drier during the day.last_img read more

Burbage quits LSH

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Governor Wolf Continues ‘Jobs that Pay’ Tour at MNG Direct in Bucks County

first_imgGovernor Wolf Continues ‘Jobs that Pay’ Tour at MNG Direct in Bucks County December 09, 2016 Jobs That Pay,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today continued his ‘Jobs that Pay’ tour at MNG Direct in Bensalem, Bucks County. MNG, a multichannel marketing solutions company, recently announced its plans to will consolidate operations to its Bensalem where the company will create 57 new, high-wage jobs.“MNG Direct works closely with its clients in the bio-pharma industry, so a location in southeast region of the state – where this industry is particularly strong – is a natural fit for the company,” said Governor Wolf. “MNG Direct is focusing its efforts on an aggressive growth plan, while continuing to offer competitive salary levels to employees. The benefits of the company’s prime location in Bensalem will be an advantage for it going forward.”MNG Direct will consolidate three locations from southeast Pennsylvania and New Jersey at, or near, its building at 3220 Tillman Drive, Bensalem Township. The company plans to invest $575,000 in the project, which will include the leasehold, improvements, and new equipment. MNG Direct has also committed to the creation of 57 new, full-time jobs, and to the retention of 68 current employees, over the next three years.“The leadership team at MNG Direct is grateful to the governor and the commonwealth for their partnership in helping emerging companies like ours to effectively generate and sustain meaningful growth that results in jobs creation for our region,” said Stephen Wray, CEO of MNG Direct. “Today’s visit reflects this shared interest from Governor Wolf’s office, and we look forward to further collaboration in the future.”MNG Direct plans to invest $575,000 in the project, which will include the leasehold, improvements, and new equipment. It received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development that includes a $50,000 Pennsylvania First Program grant and $114,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits to be distributed upon creation of the new jobs.Project support was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team, an experienced group of economic development professionals who report directly to the Governor and work with businesses that are considering locating or expanding in Pennsylvania.Formerly doing business as Metanexgen, LLC, MNG Direct was founded in 2000. Based in Bensalem, Pennsylvania, MNG Direct provides direct mail, email, and other marketing solutions to clients primarily in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolfcenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more