Junior guard Sam Merrill currently averages 20 points per game to lead the Aggies and shoots a Mountain West Conference-best 89 percent at the foul line. The Aggies’ current nine conference wins are the most for Utah State in conference play since 2013-14. Freshman center, Portuguese national Neemias Queta (11 points, 9.2 rebounds per game), has five double-doubles in his last seven games for the Aggies. Written by Utah State continues to dominate opponents on average, outscoring them 79 points-66.3 points per game. February 14, 2019 /Sports News – Local Utah State Men’s Basketball Visits Air Force Saturday The Falcons score 67.6 points per game and surrender 71.5 points per contest. FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.-Saturday, Utah State men’s basketball (19-6, 9-3 in Mountain West Conference play) seeks its 20th win of the season by visiting Clune Arena to take on the Air Force Falcons (10-14, 5-7 in conference play). A win against the Falcons would give the Aggies their first 20-win season since 2012-13 and commemorate the 29th time in program history they would have done so. Air Force is led by junior forward Lavelle Scottie (15.1 points, 5.2 rebounds per game) and his fellow junior forward Ryan Swan (12.1 points, 7.1 rebounds per game). The Aggies have also won the battle on the glass in the past eight games. Of those, Utah State has won seven. Tags: Clune Arena/Lavelle Scottie/Mountain West Conference/Neemias Queta/Ryan Swan/Sam Merrill/USU Men’s Basketball The Aggies lead the Falcons 17-5 all-time, including a 6-5 mark at Colorado Springs, Colo. However, the Falcons have won the last two games in the series at Clune Arena. Brad James
Back to overview,Home naval-today CMF Welcomes Head of Lebanese Navy View post tag: CMF View post tag: Head The Head of the Lebanese Navy, Rear Admiral Nazih J’baily, was welcomed to the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) headquarters in Bahrain by Commodore Keith Blount OBE Royal Navy on 11 December 2014.Rear Admiral J’baily took the opportunity presented by the visit to attend the CMF morning briefing, where CMF’s command team are given an update of overnight activity, before meeting with Commodore Blount, CMF’s Deputy Commander, to discuss mutual concerns in the region.After a discussion with Commodore Blount, Rear Admiral J’baily was given a series of presentations about the three different task forces: CTF-150, which is responsible for maritime security and counter-terrorism operations; CTF-151, the counter-piracy task force; and CTF-152, which works in close cooperation with Gulf Cooperation Council nations to provide security and reassurance in the Gulf.Finally, having gained a detailed understanding of the benefits that CMF brings to the region, Rear Admiral J’baily met with Vice Admiral John W Miller, the commander of the US Navy’s Fifth Fleet and CMF, to discuss the work undertaken by CMF in the region.Captain Mick Turner from the Royal Australian Navy is CMF’s Director of Operations and co-hosted Rear Admiral J’baily’s visit. He said:The visit by Rear Admiral J’baily provided CMF the opportunity to clearly demonstrate the unique nature of our maritime partnership aimed at promoting regional maritime security in the wider Middle East region, including the benefits of membership and ongoing engagement.[mappress mapid=”14726″]Press release, Image: Combined Maritime Forces View post tag: Navy Share this article View post tag: welcomes View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Lebanese Navy View post tag: Naval December 16, 2014 View post tag: middle east Authorities CMF Welcomes Head of Lebanese Navy
Ingredients specialist Beacon Foods is expanding its range with the addition of fresh citrus fruit zests. The firm, which already supplies caramelised orange and lemon zest, has invested in bespoke machinery to increase its offering.The fresh zests are available in orange, lemon and lime varieties and can be used in speciality breads, cakes and desserts.”The new machine, which was made to our specification, produces a quality product and increases our zesting capacity considerably,” said Jas Singh, Beacon Foods’ senior production manager. “A major benefit of the equipment is that we can set the cut size to match a customer’s specific requirements.”www.beaconfoods.co.uk
Study examines how strategies can foster or destroy cooperation The mechanisms of cooperation aren’t your average inspiration for dance, but to hear Gloria Benedikt tell it, that’s sort of the point.Benedikt, a graduate of the Harvard Extension School, is one of the creators of “Dancing with the Future,” a multimedia production that incorporates dance, music, spoken word, and science to explore how humans might cooperate with future generations in an effort to solve problems such as climate change.The production will premiere Tuesday in Farkas Hall, and will later be presented at the International Conference on Sustainable Development at the United Nations General Assembly in New York.“I call this a choreographed paper,” said Benedikt, who now leads the Science and Art project at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, of the production. “This grew out of an idea I had five years ago, when I was graduating from Harvard. I’d been trained at the Vienna State Opera and worked for a decade in the dance world across Europe and the U.S. But what I noticed with my academic work was that we were focusing on communicating through the written and verbal, although that comprises only 50 percent of communication.“The two things that make us human are our ability to reason and our emotions,” she continued. “In the sciences we are conversing in terms of reason … but there are other ways of communicating that speak to this other part of what makes us human, our emotions.”,The production will include a text written by Martin Nowak, professor of mathematics and of biology and director of the Program for Evolutionary Dynamics, based on his research on evolution of cooperation.The goal of the performance, Nowak said, is to engage the audience both intellectually and emotionally, to not only ensure its members understand the science, but are also moved to take action.“Scientists for decades have been trying to make people aware of climate change,” Nowak said. “And we’re now understanding that science alone doesn’t do it — we need to reach people emotionally. That’s part of the basis for this piece.”,For Benedikt, the notion of exploring the areas where art and science interact grew out of her studies with Martin Puchner, the Byron and Anita Wien Professor of Drama and of English and Comparative Literature and chair of the Committee on Theatre, Dance & Media.“Gloria was a student of mine. She took a class called ‘The Culture of Capitalism,’ and a few years later she contacted me to tell me she’d turned it into a dance piece,” Puchner said. “I was surprised and thrilled and impressed … but I’ve since learned not to be surprised by anything Gloria does. She is unbelievably inventive and energetic.”Aside from being a powerful method for science to deliver results to the public, the arts, Puchner said, have a role to play when it comes to helping people understand what those results mean to them.,“The arts have an important role in communicating the results of science, I think that’s a given,” Puchner said. “But the other thing the arts are very good at, and have their own long tradition and expertise in, is making things visible in ways that are both cerebral and emotional at the same time.” In new research on social networks, ‘a mathematical argument for stable families or for stable friendships’ Related Choosing partners or rivals Contests that can change based on players’ actions help researchers understand the evolution of cooperation Game-changing game changes Where cooperation thrives The production, a performance by five dancers and two scientists, will include an interactive game for audience members designed to test whether people have the capacity to leave enough resources behind for future generations. The game is based on the paper “Cooperating with the future” which was published in Nature in 2014.“We included the game because we wanted to not only make the science understandable, but we wanted people to internalize it,” Benedikt said. “Science can help us to understand what is possible, but art can inspire us to do what is possible. We don’t want people to walk away and say, ‘That was so interesting,’ or, ‘I understand this much better now’ … but then just go home.“That’s not enough,” she added. “The goal is not just to have people understand this theory … but to have people leave and understand what they can do.”“Dancing with the Future” will be presented at Farkas Hall on Tuesday at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at the Harvard Box Office.
Jim Douglas, Governor of Vermont and Chair of the National Governors Association will speak at a National Press Club luncheon on September 17, 2009, to discuss his yearlong NGA initiative, Rx for Health Reform: Affordable, Accessible, Accountable which looks at opportunities for states to contribute to the success of national health care reform.Douglas announced on August 27 of this year, that he would not seek re-election as Governor in 2010.As Governor, he has made health care reform a top priority in Vermont so its citizens have access to high-quality, affordable health care. Less than a year after taking office, the Governor launched The Blueprint for Health to transform Vermont’s health care system and help all Vermonters lead healthier lives and reduce health care costs, and in 2006 signed a comprehensive package of health reforms to expand access to coverage, improve the quality and performance of the health care system and contain costs.Douglas has served the people of Vermont for nearly 40 years, culminating with his election as Governor in 2002. His public service began by being elected to the Vermont House of Representatives just after graduating from Middlebury College in 1972.The National Press Club luncheon will begin promptly at 12:30 p.m. and Douglas’ remarks will begin just after 1:00 p.m., followed by a question-and-answer session. Advance reservations should be made by contacting reservations at the National Press Club, (202) 662-7501 or [email protected](link sends e-mail). Cost of luncheon admission is $17 for National Press Club members, $28 for their guests and $35 for general admission.Credentialed press may cover this event with proper ID.The National Press Club is located at 14th and F Streets, NW, one block west of Metro Center. For more information about the Club and its programs visit www.press.org(link is external).ABOUT THE NATIONAL PRESS CLUBThe National Press Club is the world’s leading professional organization for journalists. Founded in 1908, the Club has 3,500 members representing most major news organizations. Each year, the Club holds more than 2,000 events including news conferences, luncheons and panels, and more than 250,000 guests come through its doors. Source: NGA. WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ —
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“We will make separate police reports for both charges,” Listyo said in a broadcast press conference on Friday.The money laundering charge was used to track down Maria’s assets as well as other parties that might be involved in the loan scam, he said, adding that investigators would question her and 11 witnesses to dig deeper into the case.Read also: Maria’s extradition ‘cover up’ for failure to arrest other fugitives, experts sayHe explained that the National Police had so far confiscated and tracked down assets in the form of her unmovable and movable property as well as money and goods that had been confiscated and auctioned off, valued at a total of Rp 132 billion (US$9.14 million)“We will further trace her assets and also other parties that might be involved in the case,” Listyo said.Listyo added that Maria, who obtained Dutch citizenship in 1979 and was hiding in the Netherlands, had asked for an attorney and the police had requested the Dutch embassy to provide legal assistance for her.Maria fled Indonesia just before she was named a suspect of a fraudulent loan scam by the National Police in 2003. She allegedly used a fictitious letter of credit to obtain US$136 million and 56 million euro ($118,846) in bank loans from BNI issued to her company PT Gramarindo Group between 2002 and 2003. The alleged scam was worth Rp 1.7 trillion, roughly equivalent to Rp 4.5 trillion (US$312.2 million) in today’s money.Topics : The National Police have brought multiple charges relating to corruption and money laundering against captured fugitive Maria Pauline Lumowa, who has been wanted for 17 years as a suspect in a major fraud case.The National Police’s Criminal Investigation Department (Bareskrim) chief Comr. Gen. Listyo Sigit Prabowo said Maria had been charged under the 2001 Corruption Law and the 2003 Money Laundering Law.
“Deaths in the prioritized provinces accounted for 77.6 percent of the national figure. The number had increased to 80.4 percent by Sept. 20 but has decreased to 80.1 percent as of Sunday,” Wiku said during a press briefing on Thursday.Read also: COVID-19: Aceh, Bali added to list of prioritized provincesMeanwhile, the number of recovered patients in prioritized regions had decreased from 80.1 percent of the nationwide figure on Sept. 13 to 79.3 percent on Sunday.Wiku added that active cases were declining in all prioritized provinces except South Sulawesi, where they had increased from 20.7 percent on Sept. 13 to 23.9 percent on Sunday, and Papua, where active cases rose from 22.7 percent to 35.7 percent in the corresponding period.The spokesperson reasserted the importance of adhering to strict health protocols, emphasizing that washing one’s hands with soap could reduce transmission risks to 35 percent. Meanwhile, wearing a cloth and surgical mask could lower the chance of getting infected by 45 and 70 percent, respectively.Maintaining a safe physical distance was also important and reduces the risk of infection by 85 percent, said Wiku.Topics : The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases have decreased in 10 prioritized provinces, but the figure remains high at 67.6 percent of the official nationwide tally, according to the national COVID-19 task force.Regions prioritized for COVID-19 handling are Jakarta, West Java, Central Java, East Java, North Sumatra, South Kalimantan, South Sulawesi, Papua, Banten and Aceh.Task force spokesperson Wiku Adisasmito said the number of confirmed cases in the 10 provinces had decreased from 71.8 percent of the total cases nationwide on Sept. 13 to 67.6 percent on Sunday.
Challenge Weekly 6 Sep 2012Opponents to same-sex marriage are being urged to step up, now that the Marriage Amendment Bill has passed its first hurdle, and get their submissions into the select committee.Although the Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Bill passed its first reading last Wednesday, and with the secular media trumpeting that gay-marriage is now a near-certainty, the fight to prevent it becoming law is far from over.Although Church leaders have expressed their disappointment with the result which saw an overwhelming 80 MPs voting for a law change and 40 opposing it, Family First NZ says the debate has just begun.Family First NZ’s director Bob McCoskrie, who has been the target of a sometimes vitriolic campaign by bill supporters, is providing information and resources to help make it easier for people to make submissions to the Select Committee. Mr McCoskrie said Family First, which had presented the first batch of nearly 50,000 signatures on the Protect Marriage petition to parliament, was still collecting signatures. He hopes to get 100,000 signatures to present to the Committee. See www.protectmarriage.org.nz/sign-the-petitionMr McCoskrie also warns Christians to be aware that there will be chilling consequences for the Church if the bill becomes law.A legal opinion obtained by Family First NZ from Barrister Ian Bassett says marriage celebrants (including church ministers) will be breaching human rights legislation if they refuse to marry a same-sex couple. Even photographers and caterers, as well as adoption agencies and hoteliers, who refuse to supply services would be similarly affected, according to Mr Bassett.Grant Illingworth, QC, said he agreed in principle with the legal opinion provided by Mr Bassett.http://www.challengeweekly.co.nz/component/content/article/39-top-stories/2581-stand-up-and-speak-out-.html