Prep Sports Roundup: 2/27

first_imgRICHFIELD, Utah-Hannah Morrill’s 22 points led the way as the Wayne Badgers routed Tabiona 56-33 Wednesday at Richfield High School in the first round of the 1-A girls basketball tournament. Abbie Rhoades had 8 points in the loss for the Tigers. Wayne next faces Panguitch Thursday at 4:00 pm at the Sevier Valley Center in the 1-A state quarterfinals. RICHFIELD, Utah-Jaime Montalvo posted 23 points and 6 rebounds and Rogelio Maldonaldo made a key go-ahead 3-pointer in the closing moments as Wendover outlasted Piute 69-68 Wednesday during the first round of the 1-A state boys tournament at the Sevier Valley Center. Kelby Jessup posted 24 points and 10 rebounds on 10-16 shooting and Wesley Jensen added 23 points and 6 rebounds on 9-15 from the field in defeat for the Thunderbirds, who shot 52.2 percent from the field for the game. Piute next plays Thursday at 8:30 pm in the consolation bracket at Richfield High School against Green River. Wendover advances to the 1-A state quarterfinals at the Sevier Valley Center Thursday at 8:30 pm. against Rich. February 27, 2019 /Sports News – Local Prep Sports Roundup: 2/27 RICHFIELD, Utah-Treyson Roberts posted 18 points and 12 rebounds on 6-11 shooting and converted a key 3-point play opportunity in overtime as the Bryce Valley Mustangs outlasted Milford 46-44 Wednesday in the first round of the 1-A state boys basketball tournament at the Sevier Valley Center. Sergio Vasquez added 13 points in the win for the Mustangs, who will next play Manila Thursday at 2:30 pm at the Sevier Valley Center in the 1-A state quarterfinals. Alec Williams had 12 points and 5 rebounds in the loss for the Tigers, who play Diamond Ranch Thursday at 2:30 pm in the consolation bracket at Richfield High School. 1-A Girls Basketball Opening Round @ Richfield H.S. Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail1-A Boys Basketball Opening Round State @ SVC Written bycenter_img RICHFIELD, Utah-Dakota Young posted 22 points and 7 rebounds on 9-12 shooting as the Tabiona Tigers clobbered Wayne 69-39 during the first round of the 1-A state boys tournament at the Sevier Valley Center Wednesday. Garrett Chappell had 11 points in defeat for the Badgers. Wayne next plays in the Thursday 7:00 pm game in the consolation bracket at the Sevier Valley Center. Tabiona advances to the 7:00 pm quarterfinal Thursday at the Sevier Valley Center against Valley or Whitehorse. RICHFIELD, Utah-Jordyn Kennedy’s 11 points led the way as the Piute Thunderbirds downed Tintic 59-24 Wedesday in the first round of the 1-A girls basketball tournament at Richfield High School. Kalynn Livingston had 7 points in the loss for the Miners. Piute next faces Monument Valley Thursday at 11:30 am in the 1-A state quarterfinals at the Sevier Valley Center. RICHFIELD, Utah-Acey Orton posted 32 points and 10 rebounds on 12-17 shooting as the Panguitch Bobcats routed Tintic 71-38 Wednesday in the first round of the 1-A state boys basketball tournament at the Sevier Valley Center. The Bobcats shot 50.9 percent for the game en route to their berth in the state quarterfinals for a 1:00 pm tip-off against the winner of Monticello and Water Canyon. McCoy Fitzgerald and Jacob Whitney had 11 points apiece in defeat for the Miners. Tags: 1-A state tournament/Jaime Montalvo/Kelby Jessup/Piute/Rogelio Maldonado/Sevier Valley Center/Wendover/Wesley Jensen RICHFIELD, Utah-Orrin Wood posted 12 points on 5 of 8 shooting and Cameron Franklin added 10 points and 9 rebounds as the Valley Buffaloes downed Whitehorse 59-25 Wednesday in the first round of the 1-A state tournament at the Sevier Valley Center. Lanedon Bob had 9 points and 6 rebounds in the loss for the Raiders. The Buffaloes next face Tabiona Thursday at 7:00 pm in the state quarterfinals at the Sevier Valley Center. Lanedon Bob had 9 points in the loss for the Raiders, who face Wayne Thursday at 7:00 pm in the consolation bracket at Richfield High School. RICHFIELD, Utah-Camri Fischer led the way with 16 points and the Panguitch Bobcats embarrassed West Desert 83-9 in the first round of the 1-A girls basketball tournament Wednesday at Richfield High School. Kayli Baker had 5 points in the loss for the Hawks.last_img read more

Fukushima radiation detected in Oxford

first_imgIn response to comparisons being drawn between Fukushima and Chernobyl, Allison added that \”no worker at Chernobyl who received such a dose is known to have had any lasting health problems.\”Although experts have emphasized a tendency to overreact when faced with the threat of a nuclear disaster, the death toll in Japan caused by the recent catastrophe continues to rise.The Japanese National Police Agency has officially confirmed 11,362 deaths, 2,872 injured, and 16,290 people missing across eighteen prefectures, as well as over 125,000 buildings damaged or destroyed.A source in Japan told Cherwell, \”my family is living in Tokyo and because they are in a TEPCO service area, they are directly hit by a power shortage\”.TEPCO (Tokyo Electric Power Company) own the Fukushima Daiichi and Daini powerplants and have had to introduce rolling blackouts due to power shortages after the initial failures at the Daiichi plant.Our source commented that \”people are in a sense panicking but still in order and their spirit is still very high\”.In a recent press release, Oxford University Japan Society (OUJC) described their fundraising campaign for the British Red Cross\’s Japan Tsunami Appeal.\”Our fundraising effort, which started on Tuesday the 15th of March, was conducted at the Carfax Crossroads in Oxford City Centre, just outside of the HSBC Bank.\”Around 20 people helped with the fundraising which lasted for a week, and we were able to raise a sum of £13,582.32\”.Ronan Sato, president of OUJC said \”fortunately we have not received any notices of members being personally affected but should there be anyone OUSU have told us that they are prepared to give such individuals all the necessary support.\” Radiation from the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan may have reached Oxford\’s dreaming spires, according to recent findings.The Fukushima plant, which manages six boiling water reactors, was hit by a 14-metre high tsunami generated by the Tohoku earthquake on Friday 11th March, knocking out the emergency generators which sparked the ongoing nuclear crisis.The news came shortly after The Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) announced that an air sampler in Glasgow recorded traces of the radioactive isotope iodine roughly 6,000 miles from the site of the Fukushima disaster.Shortly afterwards a statement from the Health Protection Agency (HPA) confirmed that \”measurements taken at HPA\’s monitoring station in Oxfordshire… found trace levels of iodine-131 in the air.\”Despite fears that the Fukushima nuclear disaster could have ramifications in Oxford, Professor Paul Ewart, Head of Atomic and Laser Physics at Oxford University\’s Clarendon Laboratory, says that in Britain \”there is absolutely nothing for anyone to worry about\”.According to Ewart, \”there is far more radiation around us from natural sources than that from this particular source.\”\”The fact that it has been detected tells us just how sensitive is the apparatus that has been developed to measure radiation.\”There are roughly 20 million million million atoms in a cube of air about the size of your finer tip. At the radiation level detected here in Oxford (300 microBecquerels) you would have to wait over 100 years for one of these (iodine) atoms to decay.\”Ewart added, \”anyone who flies in an airplane will get vastly more radiation from cosmic rays in the atmosphere than from the radiation from Fukushima.\”Wade Allison, MA DPhil and Senior College Lecturer in Physics at Oxford University, told Cherwell that \”radiation safety is about 1000 times too cautious.\”\”There have been no radiation fatalities in Japan. A few workers have received intermediate doses but it is very unlikely that they will suffer any long term effects at all.\”last_img read more

IS IT TRUE APRIL 18, 2017

first_imgWe urge you to take time and click the section we have reserved for the daily recaps of the activities of our local Law Enforcement professionals. This section is located on the upper right side of our publication.If you would like to advertise or submit and article in the CCO please contact us City-County [email protected] IS IT TRUE we are  told that many Westside Republicans and Independents are pleased to hear that Wadesville Republican Sen. Jim Tomes has a primary challenger for the 2018 election?   … the young,  well educated and personable Westside Republican Brady Hall plans to formally announce his candidacy for  State Senate District 49 seat on April 22?  …we predict that Senator Tomes is getting ready to experience the biggest political battle of his career?Todays “READERS POLL” question is: Do you feel that City Council Finance Chairman Dan McGinn needs to  sit the record straight concerning the true financial status of the City? IS IT TRUE last week we had the opportunity to visit the pre-construction site of the soon to be opened KC Marina Pointe Bar-Restaurant?…when finished this Bar-Restaurant will be something to behold?…that the KC Marina Pointe owner is going first class in installing kitchen and bar equipment in this upscale watering hole on the waterfront? …the newly built stage shall be the largest one of any Bar-Restaurant within a 200 mile radius and shall be equipped with the most up-to-date sound system available on the market today?…KC‘s Marina Pointe is installing around 40 big screen TVs throughout? …we were extremely surprised to see the extensive offerings listed on their menu?…when KC’s Marina Pointe is opened it shall draw people from not only from downtown and the Westside but people from all over the Tri-State?…when all said and done we predict that the Westside business leaders and bar owners will have some major regrets that they didn’t push members of the Appeals Board of  Area Planning Commission to approve Mr. Chesser‘s request to open a similar Bar-Restaurant on West Franklin Street?…we wonder if Mayor Winnecke would call this another good example of “explosive growth” within in the city limits of Evansville?…we urge you to drop by and ask owner Kerry Chesser or his project manager Chad Brady to give you a quick guided tour of this soon to be open river front establishment?  …this project was done without using one dine of taxpayers dollars or receiving a tax credit? FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharecenter_img IS IT TRUE at this point there are a number of other hashtags that could work well for Evansville?…here is a small collection for our readers to ponder #snegalcity,#dependsonboatmoneycity, #lowwagecity, #shrinkingcity, #exposedcity, and #notastrongcity? IS IT TRUE that with the obsession about tweeting the #strongcity by the downtown glitterati it makes one wonder just what the heck these people mean when they are trying to convince themselves and others that Evansville is a #strongcity?…it is safe to assume that any city claiming to be strong should have a strong balance sheet and operate at a surplus?…another indicator of a strong city would be a minimal debt level?…finally a strong city should offer state of the art basic services to it’s citizens in every area of infrastructure?…the City of Evansville by those metrics is anything but a #strongcity?…when it comes to finances, the City is one change in accounting practices to being out of the time shifting practice of fluffing up the end of the year books by delaying payments to make balances look better?…Evansville has such high levels of debt that it is literally right up against it’s bonding limits for general funds?…that means that anything bought has to pay for itself or the bonds will have difficulty getting underwritten?IS IT TRUE maybe the term #cityatrisk would be more appropriate for Evansville?…Evansville is a risk of having the EPA come to town and start fining them every day that the decrepit sewer system is not fixed?…Evansville is at risk of having more and more ancient water pipes either fail creating potholes in the streets or spewing brown oxidized water into people’s homes?…Evansville is at risk for a combined sewer overflow of raw sewage every time the rains come pouring down?…that creates #risks for disease and foul odor almost continuously?…the most pathetic thing about #cityatrisk is that the people in charge of the risky business don’t have the presence of mind to understand that the city has many risks to its citizens that degrade lifestyle and add to the cost of living?last_img read more

Sharing the Harvard experience

first_imgHarvard is many things to many people, which suits outgoing Harvard Alumni Association (HAA) President Ellen Gordon Reeves, A.B. ’83, Ed.M. ’86, just fine. Indeed, her focus over the past year has been getting alumni around the globe to “share their Harvard” and examine the many elements that compose one’s personal Harvard experience — and how that experience is applied after graduation. “It was beyond inspiring,” says Reeves, “to hear how alumni and club leaders all over the world are using their degrees from across the University to combat poverty in their countries, provide educational opportunities, write their constitutions, and boost their local economies.”Reeves’ turn at the HAA helm, which coincided with Harvard’s yearlong 375th anniversary celebration, has been filled with highlights. Last fall, Reeves and HAA Executive Director Jack Reardon, A.B. ’60, led the 375th alumni parade through the streets of Cambridge. She has since joined Harvard Club leaders and other alumni for 375th celebrations and meetings in Washington, New Jersey, and Houston; coming up next are New York and her hometown of Providence, R.I. She has traveled to Warsaw, Cartagena, Colombia, and Paris, and participated in 375th events in Mumbai and New Delhi with Harvard President and Lincoln Professor of History Drew Faust. “If I thought I loved being involved with Harvard before,” says Reeves, an author and teacher, “this year only deepened my attachment and commitment to the HAA and to the University. It’s easy to forget what an extraordinary influence Harvard and its president have on the world until you see it firsthand, far away from home.” (You can read more about Reeves’ year as HAA president on her blog.)Reeves is leaving the HAA in good hands as she prepares to pass the baton to Carl Muller, A.B. ’73, J.D. ’76, M.B.A. ’76, a two-time Harvard parent. Muller, a lawyer in Greenville, S.C., wants to encourage alumni to explore their Harvard “past, present, and future” during his tenure, a goal that seems especially apropos on the heels of Harvard’s 375th birthday. “For our alumni, their years at Harvard were among the best of their lives,” Muller says. “My goal is to stir those memories and honor those whose foresight and devotion over the centuries created this great gift for us and the world.”Muller’s past work with the HAA includes chairing the nominating committee, helping to revise the HAA constitution, and strategic planning as a member of the executive committee. Those efforts, along with Reeves’ initiatives, have propelled the HAA to extraordinary growth as University-wide alumni engagement opportunities increase, in the U.S. and abroad. The success is a testament to strong alumni volunteer leadership and the dedication of Reardon’s HAA team, led by Deputy Executive Director Philip Lovejoy.“I’m so excited for Carl because I’m sure he has no idea just how much fun is in store for him next year,” Reeves says. “Beneath that bow tie and soft-spoken Southern charm lie an incisive legal and literary mind and a terrific sense of humor — complemented by an affinity for great barbecue.”“Ellen is living proof that Einstein was right,” Muller says. “Matter and energy are interchangeable. The energy in Ellen Reeves is mind-boggling. She has done 10 years’ worth of work for Harvard in just one.”last_img read more

Joseph Lstiburek Surprises Passive House Conference Attendees

first_imgWhy did he say that? “I’m a conservation guy, not a renewables guy.” In the end, that’s what explains his interest in the Passive House program, I believe. The R-2000 program had unrealistic expectationsFollowing that introduction, Joe launched into the work he did in the early ’80s building superinsulated houses. He explained that he was using the Perfect Wall idea first published by N.B. Hutcheon (a Canadian, of course) in 1964. He discussed the R-2000 program in Canada and how it became a boutique program because of unrealistic expectations.He also showed a lot of photos of his early projects and the failures they had to work through. My favorite was the house where they were going to embed ducts in the slab and then had to fight to get them to stay down as they floated in the wet concrete. That must have been a fun day! It’s also one of the reasons that Joe loves scotch so much.The reason he was doing that work in the early ’80s, though, is that he did NOT quit the profession. In 1980, after hitting a low point in his life, he was living in his mother’s basement and ready to quit and do something different. Then he went to hear Amory Lovins speak in Toronto and got inspired to redouble his efforts. We’re lucky that he did because his work and his company, Building Science Corporation, have helped to blaze the trail for those of us who came afterward. Does he or doesn’t he?Joe and his colleague, Professor John Straube, have been critical of the Passivhaus program. In his article, Just Right and Airtight, Joe wrote, “The group that really has me confused are the Passivhaus folks who are pushing 0.6 [email protected]” In the next paragraph, he wrote:“Have you any idea how difficult it is to get to 0.6 [email protected] Pa? The number doesn’t seem to be based on anything that makes any sense. It is less than half the R-2000 number [1.5 [email protected] Pa] that didn’t make any sense. What I have been more or less able to figure out is that the 0.6 [email protected] Pa doesn’t come from any energy conservation rationale directly; it seems to be based on the need to prevent moisture problems in highly insulated building enclosures. That is the argument for the number 0.6 [email protected] Pa as I understand it. Never mind that the number, in itself, makes no sense as you can easily design highly insulated building closures without moisture problems that are not anywhere that tight.”He didn’t really raise this issue in his talk, and I think that caught some people off guard. One person told me afterward he was disappointed in the talk because Joe seemed too nice toward the program. He wasn’t sure that Joe was sincere. I guess I can see how someone might think that if they know of his previous criticism and then hear the talk, but when I put it all in context, it does make sense. Comparing Passivhaus Homes to Other Low-Energy HomesJoe Lstiburek’s Airtightness GoalsSolar Versus Superinsulation: A 30-Year-Old DebateThe History of Superinsulated Houses in North America A historical perspective on the Passivhaus standardFirst, the history. Joe went way back and started by saying that the igloo built by Eskimos was the first passive house. It uses ice, with an R-value of 2 per inch, but with very thick walls. It has an air-lock entry to minimize infiltration. It has minimal glazing. And, Canuck Joe said, it’s Canadian!Jumping to modern times, Joe discussed the history of energy efficiency and mentioned that that efficiency movement split into two camps back in the ’70s: those who pushed for superinsulated houses and the advocates of passive solar, or “mass and glass,” as Joe called it. (The passive solar camp has since turned into the renewables camp, with a great emphasis on converting solar energy into electricity with photovoltaics.)Back in the ’70s, though, that camp was focused on capturing the heat from the sun in all kinds of ways. Joe mentioned a few and said, “If you need something like rock-bed heat storage, you’ve made a mistake.” At the 2012 Passive House Conference in Denver, Dr. Joseph Lstiburek gave the keynote address for the opening plenary (or plenum, as Henry Gifford would say) session. His words, clever as always, added some nice historical perspective to what the Passive House folks are doing but also caught some people off guard.Read on, and I’ll tell you more about that. RELATED ARTICLES “We’re family”First, Joe is a conservation guy, and Passivhaus is an extreme conservation program.Second, Joe invited Katrin Klingenberg to speak at Building Science Summer Camp this year, and he gave an impassioned plea at the end of her talk not to let the Passivhaus program become a boutique program like R-2000 had.Third, I was hanging out with Joe and Kat the night before his talk (and drinking plenty of scotch), and I can tell you that he really does have a great interest in and affection for the Passivhaus program.You can find another clue to where he stands on this issue in a comment he made during the annual crawl space Twitterview at Building Science Summer Camp this year.Asked if Passivhaus is an asinine program, he responded, “No, you just need to keep the good parts of Passivhaus and change the bad parts. And it needs to evolve. A boutique program that impacts a few hundred homes doesn’t solve anything.”Joe concluded his talk by saying, “We’re family,” and he meant it.I’d like to hear more about where he thinks the Passivhaus standard should go, especially regarding the issue of air leakage, but the substance of his talk didn’t surprise me. What did surprise me, however, was that he gave his whole talk without a single F-bomb! Allison Bailes of Decatur, Georgia, is a RESNET-accredited energy consultant, trainer, and the author of the Energy Vanguard blog.last_img read more

Turks and Caicos prepares to encounter Hurricane Erika

first_img TCI Governor issues Salt Cay evacuation order Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 26 Aug 2015 – By weekend, Tropical Storm Erika is forecast to be a category one hurricane and on its current trajectory the TCI is in her cross hairs. Red Cross has already began distributing sand bags and with the help of DEMA, you can fill those bags with sand. Remember to bring along a shovel. The weather is also becoming more windy, and that is likely the remnants of Danny impacting Providenciales; North Caicos told Magnetic Media there was rain off and on yesterday. Disaster Management and Emergencies confirmed late today that hurricane shelters are ready. The Bahamas Department of Meteorology issuing updates including a current severe weather alert for the Northern and Central Bahamas. Again, the remnants of Danny have brought heavy showers to this area of The Bahamas but also in the forecast are waterspouts and severe thunderstorm activity. Southeastern Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos are warned now to prepare, as a Tropical Storm warning could be issued as early as tomorrow for Erika, whose winds extend 80 miles from the center and which is with wind speeds at 45mph right now. TCI participates in CDB sponsored disaster strategy workshop Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:erika, hurricane, weekends Recommended for you TCI Disaster Office launches Hurricane Prep Monthlast_img read more

Childrens Nature Retreat in Alpine annual fundraiser gala

first_img KUSI Newsroom, Posted: February 26, 2019 Children’s Nature Retreat in Alpine annual fundraiser gala February 26, 2019 KUSI Newsroom 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The Children’s Nature Retreat in Alpine is planning to hold its annual fundraiser gala on March 2nd at the Hilton San Diego Resort in Mission Bay.Organizers said The Retreat is unique as guests can approach our animals and have an interaction with them. Their enclosures are large and they can stay away if they decide to, therefore, they connect with you only on their terms.The event allows The Retreat to maintain the preschool and nursery in Burkina Faso Africa and offer scholarships to students in middle school and high school.For ticket information click here. Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Around the Navy Marianas Bases Withstand Super Typhoon Homes near Virginia Airfield

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR Installations on the U.S. Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands remain “mission capable” despite absorbing a battering Thursday from Super Typhoon Yutu’s sustained winds of 180 mph. “There have been reports of major damage to structures and property, but all U.S. military personnel are currently accounted for,” Lt. Cmdr. Karl Lettow, a Joint Region Marianas spokesman, told Stars and Stripes. Crews began clearing debris and continue to assess conditions, but leaders expect Friday to be a normal workday, Lettow said. The cyclone left widespread destruction on the islands of Saipan and Tinian. … The Navy is proposing to spend $5.2 million to connect six homes located near an auxiliary landing field used by Naval Air Station Oceana to the municipal water system, after the homeowners’ wells consistently revealed elevated levels of PFAS contaminants over the past two years.  The Navy has been providing bottled water to workers at Naval Auxiliary Landing Field Fentress in Chesapeake and nearby homes with contaminated wells since 2016, reports the Virginian-Pilot. The Navy has agreed to test private drinking water wells near the auxiliary field twice a year. … The Navy on Wednesday released its business operations plan for fiscal years 2019-2021, an effort aimed at achieving greater efficiencies that will allow it to reallocate resources from business operations to readiness and rebuilding naval forces. “As we look forward to the future, we must continue this momentum by leveraging every resource, expert, leading practice, and efficiency we can find — from all sources, private and public — to think anew about our business operating model,” Navy Secretary Richard Spencer said, according to a press release.Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Jackie Paulast_img read more