Jarred Jackson Hired As New UVU Basketball Men’s Assistant

first_imgAugust 23, 2019 /Sports News – Local Jarred Jackson Hired As New UVU Basketball Men’s Assistant FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOREM, Utah-Friday, Utah Valley University men’s basketball coach hired former Texas-Arlington men’s basketball director of operations Jarred Jackson to his staff as an assistant coach.Jackson served as a graduate assistant at Texas Tech during the Red Raiders’ run to the Elite 8 in the NCAA Tournament during the 2017-18 season.He starred at NCAA Division II Lander of Greenwood, S.C., scoring 1,388 points, and amassing 319 made free throws and 214 successful 3-pointers for the Bearcats during his collegiate career. He graduated from Lander in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in sociology and a minor in African-American studies.A two-time Peach Belt Conference player of the year, Jackson served as the boys’ basketball associate head coach at Salt Lake City’s West High School under Mike Matheson. During his tenure there, six Panthers were named as all-region performers.He returned to his alma mater in 2015 and helped lead the Bearcats to 2015 Peach Belt Conference title and an appearance in the NCAA Division II tournament. Written by Tags: Jarred Jackson/Mike Matheson/Peach Belt Conference Title/Texas-Arlington/UVU Men’s Basketball Brad Jameslast_img read more

Report: Oxford Council Elections

first_imgElections for Oxford City Council on 3rd May 2012 saw Labour increase its existing majority by three: Labour now holds 29 of 48 seats. The Green party succeeded in maintaining its total of five seats, including the Holywell ward where students make up the vast majority of voters. Sam Hollick of Christ Church College was elected Green Councillor for Holywell, gaining 356 of 902 votes cast.The Liberal Democrats, however, have lost three seats in comparison with their previous total, a trend that looks set to be reflected nationwide. One independent candidate was also elected to Oxford City Council: Mick Hanes in Marston Ward, who took the seat from Labour with 877 votes to their 636.last_img

Planning Board Approves New Marina Complex for Ocean City’s Bayfront

first_imgAn architectural rendering depicts the proposed 10th Street Wharf project that was approved Wednesday night by the Ocean City Planning Board.By Donald Wittkowski Jessel noted the challenges the Gills will face in locating a commercial business in the midst of a residential area, but cautioned the neighbors about expecting “perfection.” Ocean City has plenty of boats, but no place to gas them up. But all of that is expected to change this spring when a new marina opens up on the formerly abandoned and blighted site that once served as the home for Dan’s Dock. Loeper recalled how his family kept their boat at the old Dan’s Dock when he was growing up. He said it was beyond his “wildest imagination” that the site would be transformed into a new marina 60 years later. Gill’s team of professional consultants repeatedly told the Planning Board that the project would rejuvenate an area of the bayfront desperately in need of redevelopment. “It’s going to be an anchor for the bayfront,” Planning Board Chairman John Loeper said. After a nearly four-hour hearing Wednesday night, the Planning Board voted 8-1 to approve the proposed 10th Street Wharf project. It will be owned and operated by Tom Gill, a lifelong Ocean City resident who has more than 50 years of experience in the marina business. Michael Allegretto, the Planning Board member who cast the lone dissenting vote against the project, said he couldn’t remember any mention of an automobile gas station in the project’s original plans. He also expressed concerns about the parking plans. “This was a deplorable property. It was an eyesore,” Tiffany Cuviello, Gill’s planner, said of the old Dan’s Dock site. Gill’s multifaceted project will be far more than a marina. It will also include a three-story building consisting of a cafe-style restaurant, a bait and tackle shop and an apartment where Gill and his wife Beverly will live while overseeing the business. The site will also include gas operations serving both cars and boats. At the urging of Planning Board members, Gill said he is willing to work with Ball to try to resolve some of the conflicts. “The Gills, it seems, have made 98 percent of the people happy,” Jessel said. “Overall, the project is a benefit. There are no detriments,” she said. Boaters have to trek over to Somers Point or Marmora to buy fuel before heading out to the bays or ocean for a leisurely day on the water. “The idea was to provide an economically viable and sustainable business,” he said.center_img Carla Migliaccio, a resident of Palen Avenue since 1961, credited Gill for cleaning up the “monstrosity of a headache” that was once Dan’s Dock. Cuviello predicted that the 10th Street Wharf project would bring the bayfront “back to what it once was.” Gill’s son, Patrick, said the marina, which will have 23 slips, is expected to open by June. Construction on the three-story building containing the restaurant and retail space may begin as early as this fall and take about a year to complete, he said. Other Planning Board members, though, enthusiastically endorsed the project. They touted the benefits to the local boating community as well as the revitalization of the surrounding neighborhood. Board member Gary Jessel said the Gill family has worked closely with the neighbors to satisfy their concerns. Residents who live next to the site generally spoke in support of the project, but some of them objected to having fuel sales for automobiles. They told the Planning Board that the development would put a busy gas station in the middle of their neighborhood, creating noise and traffic congestion on narrow Palen Avenue. Other neighbors praised Gill for cooperating with the community. Gill himself is part of the bayfront neighborhood, living on Palen Avenue. Although Allegretto said he was in favor of redeveloping the site into a marina, restaurant and retail complex, his objections about the gas station and parking prompted his no vote. Planning Board members said the project will revitalize a dilapidated bayfront area at 10th Street and Palen Avenue and finally give the city a place where local boaters can fuel up. Gill and his family owned the old Dan’s Dock site from 1979 to 2001, but the marina fell into disrepair after they sold it. Eventually, the business ended in foreclosure. Gill bought it back and launched his plans to revive the marina with a new business called the 10th Street Wharf.Developer Tom Gill, a businessman and lifelong Ocean City resident, describes his plans for building a marina, restaurant and retail complex at 10th Street and Palen Avenue.In testimony before the Planning Board, Gill said he was excited about the prospect of resurrecting the site with an entirely new business. Jack Ball, who lives on Palen Avenue, next to the development site, brought an attorney and a professional planner to the board hearing Wednesday night to argue against proposed changes in the project that Ball believes would be disruptive. Ball said he supports the project overall, but is not in favor of plans for a loading zone, trash removal and an outdoor deck for the restaurant near his home. “They’re greatly going to affect, as we see it, our quality of life,” said Ball, who serves as the chairman of the city’s Historic Preservation Committee. City Council had previously approved a resolution declaring the property was in need of rehabilitation. A development agreement with the Gills was approved by the city in 2014, setting the stage for the family to revive the site. “It’s going to be a bonus for the city,” Migliaccio said of Gill’s project.last_img read more

To do list…

first_imgPICKINGAsda’s bakery director Huw Edwards says Asda is generally pretty happy with its plant bread suppliers and the service they offer. But Edwards believes that automated selection of products by plant bakers for store deliveries – as opposed to the current system of manual picking – may lead to greater accuracy when orders are delivered at the supermarket’s back door. PUNCTUALITYSainsbury’s buyer for plant bread and rolls Sophie Luckman calls on suppliers to make sure deliveries are on time. “Delivery punctuality would enable us to labour-match accordingly. These issues are worse when agency drivers are used by the bakeries,” she says. Better order fulfilment accuracy from plant bread suppliers would also boost efficiency, she adds.FLEXIBILITYAsda’s Huw Edwards says he would like to see greater flexibility over delivery times from suppliers, with more deliveries through the day, and in the evening. He says: “Deliveries are highly skewed to the mornings at the moment; there is potentially an issue with store deliveries arriving in the same window. It’s a general issue of improving efficiency.”INNOVATIONSales growth is driven by innovative products and the supermarkets want to see more of them. Waitrose central buyer, bakery Teresa Lindley says: “We would like to see the continuation of innovation, which is currently occurring within the plant bread category. Growth in shelf space has been driven by Hovis’ ‘Invisible Crust’.” OWN-LABELOwn-label plant bread suppliers need to ensure they focus on improving own-label offers as well as their branded products. Sainsbury’s Sophie Luckman says: “We would like to see a greater commitment to own-label from suppliers. They are often very focused on their brands, but there is a large customer base which is loyal to own-label products.”TRUNKINGSainsbury’s Sophie Luckman wants plant bread suppliers to cut down on trunking: “Some products have a 24-hour lead time, while others are 48 hours; production at limited bakeries results in a lot of trunking of bread between bakeries before arrival at stores. This reduces store life and customer life, so the more products produced on a 24-hour lead time, the better.”last_img read more

South Bend homeless situation to return to front burner during council meeting

first_img WhatsApp Google+ Google+ WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Pinterest By Jon Zimney – July 27, 2020 3 378 (Sara Rivest/ABC 57) The homeless situation is expected to return to the front burner during the South Bend Common Council meeting on Monday, July 27.Members are expected to try to override the mayor’s veto of a resolution that was passed during their meeting two weeks ago called for the Mayor Mueller to declare a State of Emergency regarding the homeless situation in the city.Protesters demonstrated in front of some council members’ homes on Saturday who voted against the resolution in an effort to get them to support the veto override.Several council members issued a statement regarding their viewpoints on the situation:As community activists announced plans to protest at their homes, Council members Rachel Tomas Morgan, Sheila Niezgodski, Jake Teshka, and Troy Warner wish to reiterate that they value and honor the principles of free speech protected by the First Amendment of the United States Constitution. The protesters object to their recent votes on Resolution 20-22 addressing the homeless situation and calling on the Mayor to declare a state of emergency. After a contentious afternoon committee hearing which resulted in criticism of the resolution, the Council narrowly passed Resolution 20-22 by a 5-4 vote on July 13th. The four targeted council members voted against it. Issuing a “Statement of Administrative Policy,” Mayor Mueller vetoed the resolution and it will likely face a veto-override vote on July 27th. Starting at the home of Councilwoman Tomas Morgan, protesters hope to intimidate at least one of the four to vote in favor of overriding the Mayor’s veto. While welcoming voice and respecting their right to free speech, the four council members hope the protesters have read the resolution and listened to the recordings of the July 13th committee and Council meetings and their public statements debating the resolution.After Tomas Morgan invited the protest organizer to her porch for a conversation, it was clear there is misunderstanding about the resolution and they believe the council members voted down a homeless shelter.“I want to do what the city can for the houseless in our community. I support the intent but not the spirit and manner of this resolution. This is more confrontational than constructive. We have had constructive conversations with the Administration and I am hopeful the Mayor’s implementation working group will bring together the right people around the table to come up with the right solutions,” said At-Large Councilwoman Rachel Tomas Morgan. “It is a shame that this resolution with zero legal authority has detracted from the real goal of helping those dealing with houselessness or fighting shelter or food uncertainty. The resolution is a laundry list of demands made with very little determination whether the demands are feasible, financially sustainable, or even legal. The very first demand on the list is a violation of state law. Under Indiana law, the Mayor cannot declare a “state of emergency” and legally suspend housing and code ordinances and requirements to assist the houseless; so right from the start the resolution proposes illegal action. I took an oath to uphold the law and cannot ignore that fact,” continued 4th District Councilman Troy Warner. Fifth District Councilman Jake Teshka explained, “The Council has struggled for a few years now finding the correct actions to take and what we have seen is you cannot force or rush effective solutions. My vote against this resolution was based on current budget restraints and concerns with the council’s authority to demand some of its tenants. I strongly reject any notion that a vote against the resolution is a heartless vote against helping people.”“I voted against the resolution because I felt the tone of it did not represent a cooperative effort to work on solutions. Cooperatively we can address this matter but any solution should be vetted out and be financially possible for both short-term and long-term,” stated Councilwoman Sheila Niezgodski as she explained her vote on the bill. The Mayor has announced a homeless implementation working group consisting of representatives of the city, the council, and staff of the service providers on the front line helping those struggling with homelessness and poverty. The group will be working on solutions that will be viable and sustainable as the city moves forward during the economic fallout. Longer-term solutions include a Housing First complex that involves wrap-around supportive assistance. The city also just recently awarded a total of $500,000 in federal funds to two local agencies to provide both rental and utility assistance. Council members Tomas Morgan, Niezgodski, and Warner with City staff have been coordinating with providers to provide legal and rental assistance for those in our community at risk of eviction due to COVID-19.“Working together with the administration and providers to coordinate resources, we aim to heed the tsunami of evictions that will be occurring at the end of this month and could result in homeless families. We are working to keep people in their homes,” said Tomas Morgan.Warner also noted, “The notion that the city has done nothing for the houseless is completely false. Each year the City of South Bend provides financial resources to partner organizations who provide services, meals, and beds to those fighting homelessness and poverty along with opening the weather amnesty shelter during the winter months. The City of South Bend is on the forefront of providing assistance and no other government entity in our region of the state even comes close, not Mishawaka, not St. Joseph County, not Elkhart or LaPorte. This is not just a South Bend problem. This affects people from all over the region, but they come to South Bend because we are one place where they might find some help.”Council member Niezgodski closed by stating, “We all have the same end goal here. We hear what the protesters and activists are saying as they protest this morning and we will be pushing for more efficient use of the funds the city is currently spending as well as working with the Mayor to come up with further options. The following response to the statement issued by council members Tomas-Morgan, Niezgodski, Warner and Teshka was issued by council woman Lori Hamann:In all due respect to my council colleagues, I believe they are missing the point. The alleged legality of the resolution notwithstanding, the main point was to urge the mayor to act on the immediate situation. Moreover, these members of the council could have amended to resolution on the floor rather than vote against it.  We have heard at nauseum about long-term plans.  The question I have for the mayor and my council colleagues is, “What is the plan for next Friday when the tent city is going to be forced off the Chapel property”? We now have young children living in this tent city. The question remains. What is your plan for the immediate needs of these people? You have no plan.  In terms of the tone of the resolution, go spend time with these folks as I have, and your tone would change too. God gives us emotions such as righteous anger so that we can effect justice!! These people deserve JUSTICE. Twitter IndianaLocalNews Facebook Pinterest South Bend homeless situation to return to front burner during council meeting Previous articleRegis Philbin funeral, burial to take place on campus at Notre DameNext articleSouth Bend Cubs to host Chicago Cubs watch party this Friday night Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney.last_img read more

Guidance: Heatwave Plan for England

first_imgThe plan includes ‘Beat the heat: keeping care home residents safe and well’, a guide for care home staff. the NHS, local authorities, social care, and other public agencies professionals working with people at risk individuals, local communities and voluntary groups The Heatwave Plan for England aims to prepare for, alert people to, and prevent, the major avoidable effects on health during periods of severe heat in England.It recommends a series of steps to reduce the risks to health from prolonged exposure to severe heat for: Download a training slideset on the health impacts of hot weather and the Heatwave Plan for England for the health and social care system and the voluntary sector. The Heatwave Plan for England is underpinned by the Heat-Health Watch Alert Service commissioned by Public Health England and operated by the Met Office.The content of these alerts is aimed at health and social care organisations and other professionals that work with individuals or communities who may be affected by hot weather.To register and receive the Heat-Health Watch Alerts, contact the Met Office: [email protected]last_img read more

Listen To The Grateful Dead’s Final Performance Of ‘Standing On The Corner’ Live From 1966

first_imgThe Grateful Dead have shared a previously unreleased live recording of “Standing on the Corner” from the band’s July 29th, 1966 concert at the P.N.E. Garden Auditorium in Vancouver. The show marked their first official concert outside of California, and one of the few known times this song was played live. This recording will be included in the upcoming 50th-anniversary edition of the Grateful Dead’s self-titled 1967 debut LP.“Their only other appearance outside of their home state prior to this was in January 1966 in Portland at an Acid Test, but this was their first billing, as part of the Vancouver Trips Festival,” Grateful Dead archivist David Lemieux explained to Rolling Stone. “Featuring a remarkable original song, ‘Standing on the Corner,’ in one of only a handful of known live appearances, with this one being the last.” Listen to the track below:The deluxe edition of the Grateful Dead’s debut album will be released on January 20th as a 2-CD set or vinyl picture disc, limited to 10,000 copies. The recordings include the Vancouver Trips in addition to David Glasser’s remastered version of The Grateful Dead from the original tapes. More information can be found here.[via Rolling Stone]last_img read more

This is what a scientist looks like

first_img STEM takes a knee for reflection and reckoning Responding to this pandemic, preparing for the next To Serve Better Stories of people committed to public purpose and to making a positive difference in communities throughout the country. The Daily Gazette Sign up for daily emails to get the latest Harvard news. Departments shut labs, put down papers for a day to read, think, and discuss racial inequities and start devising concrete solutions in the fields Pardis Sabeti is in great demand, and her work seems prescient. She might say that’s only because we haven’t been paying attention center_img The idea is simple: Students who see themselves in science are more likely to imagine themselves working in the field.To that end, a project called “I Am A Scientist” is giving middle and high school students the opportunity to interact with modern-day researchers — breaking down barriers like race, gender, and personal interests. It provides teachers with toolkits containing stories, posters, and career resources showcasing 22 scientists’ range of personalities, backgrounds, pathways, and passions. Many of those portrayed have Harvard connections.“I think that a lot of us have gone onto Google search images and the first thing that comes up when you search for a scientist is a caricature of an old white man with maybe tufts of white hair on the side and glasses falling off his nose,” said Ayanna Thomas, a Tufts psychologist featured in the project.The spark for the project came in 2016 when Nabiha Saklayen, Ph.D. ’17, wrote a blog post about not fitting into society’s dated ideas of what a physicist looks like, drawing the attention of her longtime friend, Stephanie Fine Sasse, founder and director of educational design studio The Plenary. The women found that they had faced many similar challenges, despite coming from different fields and backgrounds. Their commitment to reducing the barriers for future generations combined with their belief that STEM benefits from diversity birthed the initiative.,Twelve of the 22 scientists featured in the project are Harvard-trained or -affiliated. Below are snippets of their stories.A world traveler and adventurer committed to using science to keep all communities healthy,An adventurous sports fan studying how brains grow and regenerate,A soccer-playing musician who wants to know what makes humans so unique,An outdoors-loving explorer who is building bridges between the past and the present,A party-loving doctor who’s fighting to cure cancer in women,A marathon-running champion for women who uses data to improve public health,A nature-loving professor and museum curator who is fascinated by the beauty and evolution of life on Earth,A singing, dancing biologist who wants to understand where we came from,A soccer-playing, art-loving biochemical engineer who is changing the way we think about 3D printing,A music-loving sports fanatic who creates new tools for studying why we age,A surfing, dancing entrepreneur who uses lasers to create tiny technologies for the next generation of health care,An indie rocker and Photoshop enthusiast who uses mathematics to fight deadly diseases,Related Mahlet Shiferaw loved astronomy and physics, but had to overcome feeling like an outsider in fields that draw few women and fewer African Americans Explore Making a place for herselflast_img read more

#72: OpenStack Summit Barcelona (Recap & Live Reports)

first_imgDorian Naveh (@DorianNaveh), Sr. Director Technology Alliances joined me back in episode #66 “Dell EMC Cloud Ecosystem”; during that episode, Dorian teased us with the Dell EMC Premier sponsorship of “Open Stack Summit Barcelona 2016”Dorian is fresh back from the summit, check out his recap blog here!  This week he shares his perspective of the conference along with a few quick interviews he conducted at the conference.  From Open Stack Consumption Model discussions with Kamesh Pemmaraju (@kpemmaraju), VP Mirantis and Dell EMCs own VS Joshi (@vsJoshi) to Dev Ops with Monty Taylor (@e_monty) Red Hat evangelist and Nigel Kersten (@NigelKersten), CIO PuppetFor more information, visit the ECN community Everything OpenStack, and for more on OpenStack Barcelona check here.The Source Podcast: Episode #72: OpenStack Summit Barcelona (Recap & Live Reports)Audio Playerhttp://traffic.libsyn.com/thesource/EMC_The_Source_Episode_72_audio.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Dell EMC The Source Openstack Chalk talkDon’t miss “Dell EMC The Source” app in the App Store. Be sure to subscribe to Dell EMC The Source Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher Radio or Google Play and visit the official blog at thesourceblog.emc.comEMC: The Source Podcast is hosted By Sam Marraccini (@SamMarraccini)last_img read more

Meet the Court: Justice Harry Lee Anstead

first_imgMeet the Court: Justice Harry Lee Anstead March 1, 2002 Jennifer Krell Davis Regular News Meet the Court: Justice Harry Lee Anstead [Editor’s Note: This is the fourth installment in a series of brief profiles on the justices of the Florida Supreme Court as produced by the Bar’s Public Information and Bar Services Department. These profiles are to let Bar members and others get to know each justice as an individual.] Bar Public Information CoordinatorAlthough a Florida native, Justice Harry Lee Anstead’s maternal great-grandparents came to America to escape the great Irish potato famine and settled in Ohio.Justice Anstead loves to travel with his family, and has gone back to Ireland to research his roots. He and his family also enjoy doing home exchanges, mainly in Europe, but also in Canada and the U.S., too.“We go over and we are in a German’s home in Bavaria, a Frenchman’s home in France, or an Irishman’s home in Ireland and so on, and they come and stay in our home,” Anstead said. “My children make friends in the neighborhoods where we stay, so we now have a host of friends overseas, and now when our children travel they stay at these persons’ homes.”For stress relief, he also enjoys sports, including running, tennis, and basketball. Justice Anstead said his family “has always been my retreat, and travel has been a large part of that. But physical activity, as a poor kid growing up in a poor neighborhood in Jacksonville, the parks, the playing fields were my retreat, and they were a great place to grow up.. . . I grew up playing every kind of sport imaginable.”He has even returned to that neighborhood to play alumni basketball games at Andrew Jackson High School, although he admits that when playing against the high school’s exceptional current team, the young ones are handicapped so the alumni team has a chance.In law school, Anstead said, his relationships with his teachers were his most treasured experience.“I had sort of a double bonus as I started law school at American University in Washington, D.C., and it was at a particularly exciting time in our history.” Anstead started law school just a couple of weeks after John F. Kennedy was sworn in as president, and was personally challenged by the president’s idealism, and challenged to “ask what you can do for your country.”At American and then later at the University of Florida, Anstead had a “warm relationship” with the teachers and faculty.“I was so very impressed with their willingness to meet with me on an informal basis and discuss the law,” he said. “I regarded that as an especially valuable gift, their willingness to visit with me about the great issues of the day.”While serving on the Fourth District Court of Appeal, Anstead carried forth the example of the approachable teacher and became one himself as a frequent lecturer at the Nova Southeastern University law school. He concedes that he wasn’t the strictest professor in the area of neatness in the briefs that he graded, due to his own hardship when he was in law school from having to write his own papers in longhand. His eyes lit up when he described his effort to get other court of appeal judges to go to Nova and hold oral arguments for the students.“Most of the judges on the district court of appeal went on to serve as judges for competitions at the law school, later becoming adjunct professors or lecturers,” he said.At the Supreme Court, Justice Anstead saw his service as an opportunity to “bring all of the components of the justice system together, the law schools, lawyers, and judges who represent across-the-board who is responsible for the justice system, and so then together for us to think about who we are and what we are about.” His way of doing that was to create a permanent Center for Professionalism at The Florida Bar, and to use that as the foundation for spreading the word around the state. As a show of explicit Supreme Court support, they created the Florida Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism to determine policy and oversee the professionalism activities around the state.“The opportunity to do that and to have it work has been one of my great satisfactions,” Anstead said. “I am enormously proud of the lawyers and judges throughout the state who have embraced that and are making a difference.”His desire to make a difference is patterned after his role models — J.F.K., Justice Alan Sundberg, and Gov. Reuben Askew.“Governor Askew really was a person similar to Kennedy in that he set very high standards and was very idealistic. There was virtually a moral force to his leadership that was very appealing,” Justice Anstead remembers. “He was willing to take on important issues for the citizens of Florida and lead regardless of the current popularity of the issues, and he did it in a very responsible way.”Anstead’s idealism continues in his vision for the future for the court and in the young lawyers that he sees working for the court. He says that they “keep him fresh,” and his idealism speaks to encourage the citizens of Florida just knowing he is there.last_img read more