SUU Men’s Basketball Back In Action At Idaho State and Weber State

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCEDAR CITY, Utah-After dropping their first two Big Sky Conference games of the season, the Southern Utah men’s basketball squad continues conference play at Idaho State Thursday and at Weber State Saturday.The 5-6 Thunderbirds will seek to reverse their 3-game losing streak at the Holt Arena of Pocatello, Idaho against the 5-6 Bengals, who are 1-1 in Big Sky play, having beaten Idaho 72-55 while falling 65-55 to Eastern Washington.SUU scores 77.5 points per game while surrendering 77.3 points per contest.The Thunderbirds receive complementary play from forward Dwayne Morgan and guard Cameron Oluyitan who average 13 points apiece on the season.The Bengals score 75.9 points per game and surrender 77.6 points per contest.Guard Brandon Boyd is Idaho State’s leading scorer as he posts 14.4 points per game for the Bengals.Weber State currently sports an 8-5 record, including a 2-0 start in Big Sky play as the Wildcats have bested both Eastern Washington and Idaho.The Wildcats amass 82.6 points per game while giving up 74.7 points per contest.Weber State’s leading scorer remains star junior guard Jerrick Harding (21.2 points per contest). Junior guard Cody John averages 15.9 points per contest and senior forward Brekkott Chapman (11.8 points, 7.8 rebounds per game) is the leading rebounder for the Wildcats. Tags: Big Sky Men’s Basketball/Brandon Boyd/Brekkott Chapman/Cameron Oluyitan/Cody John/Dwayne Morgan/Idaho State/Jerrick Harding/Southern Utah Men’s Basketball/Weber State January 1, 2019 /Sports News – Local SUU Men’s Basketball Back In Action At Idaho State and Weber State Written by Brad Jameslast_img read more

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LNG Carrier for Yamal LNG Project Named LNG DUBHE

first_img Image: LNG Carrier LNG DUBHE. Photo courtesy of Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President & CEO: Junichiro Ikeda) today announced that on 24 September, a naming ceremony for a conventional LNG carrier, jointly ordered by MOL and China COSCO Shipping Corporation Limited (China COSCO Shipping), was held at Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding (Group) Co., Ltd. (Hudong)As many participants in the Yamal LNG project looked on, the newbuilt vessel was named the “LNG DUBHE” at the Hudong shipyard. The vessel was named “LNG DUBHE” after a star in the constellation Ursa Major and is the first of four newbuilding conventional LNG Carriers for the Yamal LNG Project announced at the end of June, 2017 (*1). The LNG DUBHE is scheduled to go into LNG transportation service for the Yamal LNG project following its delivery at the shipyard in Hudong at the end of October.MOL delivered three ice-breaking LNG carriers(*2) to the Project between 2018 and 2019, which are currently engaged in LNG transportation in the Northern Sea Route. For the time being, LNG DUBHE will be engaged in the transport of the Project’s LNG from transshipment terminals in Europe or a location where Ship-to-ship transfer operations (*3) are carried out.MOL has been operating 10 LNG carriers built in China for other projects(*4), and LNG DUBHE will be the 11th LNG carrier built in China among our fleet. By taking advantage of the experience gained through these Chinese building projects, as well as the assignment of technical experts to Hudong to form a multinational shipbuilding supervision team made up of approximately 40 members, the LNG carriers for the Yamal project are being built to an outstanding quality level.MOL will help ensure a stable LNG supply for the Yamal LNG project by completing the construction of four LNG carriers as scheduled and subsequently serving safe LNG transportation. MOL is proactive in acquiring new projects, utilizing its strong relationship with China COSCO Shipping and Hudong(*5), and leveraging its knowledge and experience in international cooperative works. Source: Company Press Release The LNG DUBHE is scheduled to go into LNG transportation service for the Yamal LNG project following its delivery at the shipyard in Hudong at the end of Octoberlast_img read more

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Ineos to buy Danish oil and gas assets of Hess for $150m

first_imgThe Hess business in Denmark comprises operated assets focused on the production of oil Ineos will acquire 61.5% of the Syd Arne oil field. (Credit: D Thory from Pixabay) Ineos E&P, part of Ineos Energy, has signed an agreement with Hess to acquire its Danish oil and gas assets for $150m.The Hess business in Denmark includes operated assets focused on the production of oil.For Ineos Energy, the transaction is the first deal to be announced after its formation to incorporate Ineos’ oil and gas business.As part of the deal, Ineos will acquire 61.5% of the Syd Arne oil field, currently operated by Hess. The oil field is already 36.8% owned by Ineos.The company will also buy 4.8% of the Solsort field, where it is currently the operator.Ineos Energy executive chairman Brian Gilvary said: “This deal represents a major step in reshaping our energy business. HESS was one of the earliest pioneers in developing this basin.“This deal will open up future growth prospects that can be developed in Denmark’s offshore oil and gas sector, supported by a very promising carbon storage project helping to deal with future emissions.“The Greensands project in Denmark will make a significant contribution to our understanding and growth of carbon storage technology, whilst supporting Denmark’s wider CO2 emission reduction targets for 2030 and beyond.”The transaction is expected to be completed in the third quarter of this year, subject to government approval.Upon completion, nearly 60 people related to Hess’ Denmark business will be transferred to Ineos.Currently, Ineos is the operator of the Siri field area in Denmark and by gaining the operatorship of Syd Arne oil field, the company expects to unlock operational and cost synergies between the two assets.Ineos said that the strengthened operated position in Denmark aligns with its leadership in the Greensands project.The Greensands project involves permanent storage of up to 8 million tonnes of CO2 per annum, in the Siri area, when the fields have ceased production.last_img read more

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The Real Insp. Hound

first_imgThe Real Insp. Hound, dir Sarah Markiewicz1 – 5 November, Moser: A classic English country housemurder mystery. Two boredtheatre critics who alternatebetween pretentiousness and pragmatism,artistic originality and tired clichés.In The Real Inspector Hound,Stoppard makes these two scenarioscollide in a surreal one-act farce thatmanages to send both of them up savagely.The play looks back ironically to thepopular whodunits of the inter-waryears. A rather uninspired specimen ofthe genre is being put on, in which amildly eccentric upper class family enduretheir maid’s foibles and wonderwho the murderer in their midst is.Reviewing it are Moon, given to posturingand flights of artistic fancy, andthe more urbane Birdboot, not averseto swapping special favours from attractiveactresses for a complimentarynotice. After answering a telephoneleft ringing on stage they suddenly findthemselves involved in the drama.Stoppard’s snappy writing and generalzaniness are a gift to any director,but what marks Markiewicz’s productionout is unfailing energy and pace.Characterisation, both physical andverbal, is consistently good, with EdwardDonati and Joanna Keith carryingoff their sharply delineated comicroles with aplomb. Michael Evans andSimon Kantor’s portrayals of the criticsMoon and Birdboot are vigorous andcapture the interplay between the twopersonalities well. Charmaine Lazenby’sperformance as Inspector Houndis slightly less assured, the role of acantankerous upper class gent requiringa measure of gusto she does notquite provide, and though Markiewiczoffers convincing reasons for her decisionto cross-cast, its success in practiceis doubtful. That said, the cast workwell as an ensemble and, by confidentlyfreezing the action where necessaryand using simple spot-lighting effects,effectively maintain the initial dividebetween performers and critics.Attention to costumes and props isinvaluable in maintaining the almostexaggeratedly period feel of the production,and the set achieves a fine balancebetween clutter and excessive minimalism.It is the obvious enthusiasmand commitment of the cast, though,which mark this production out. Actualevents on stage may often perplex:at one point Moon asks “does this playknow where it’s going?” Whatever theanswer, it is clear that Markiewicz andher team are in control.ARCHIVE: 3rd week MT 2005last_img read more

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Vote on Union rules changes to be held on Thursday

first_imgHowever the leadership of the Union claim that the issue will be resolved by a poll in 5th Week. Thomas G Reynolds, current Returning Officer, told Cherwell “It has been brought to the Union’s attention that rules made by a poll can only be changed by a poll. The current electoral rules were made by a poll and so the way to change the rules about elections must be via a poll. As such a poll will be held on the Thursday of 5th Week from 12-7pm at the Union in order to allow the members to have their say on these proposed electoral changes.”Meanwhile the President of the Union Mayank Banerjee said “Whilst I fully expected the rules changes to be met by some opposition it is quite encouraging that people do not seem to have problems with the changes themselves, but rather they seem to be trying to delay them passing. However, the main reason previous attempts have failed is because they have been constantly delayed on technicalities and so I am glad that we will be able to hold a poll of the membership on Thursday, to settle the issue decisively.”Under the proposed rule changes currently banned practices such as open campaigning and forming slates would be authorized, while the option of ‘Re-Open Nominations’ would be introduced for the ballot.Collinson commented on the changes that “I believe that the changes should be used as an unique opportunity to crack down on – not to legitimate – the formation of the insidious electoral pacts known as ‘slates’. I am also unconvinced that the Union would be well-served by having campaigning regulations even looser than OUSU’s. More generally, I think that there are a number of drafting issues which need to be looked at in greater detail.”Banerjee responded “On the issue of slates, far from being ‘insidious’, I feel that it is important that if a group of people have the same ideas for what they want to change about the Union, they should be allowed to campaign in a way that recognises their shared views. It gives the membership more information about who they are voting for and in my eyes that can only be a good thing.”At the time of publication, President Banerjee confirmed that the vote would be going ahead despite complaints. If the 5th Week poll is found to have been in breach of the rules, members can ask for disciplinary action to be taken against those deemed responsible, which would be heard in a Senior Disciplinary Committee hearing later this term. Union members will vote this Thursday on new election rules, including the introduction of slates, electronic campaigning and a Re-Open Nominations option. The vote is going ahead in face of protest from some members that its organisation was against the rules. The complaint argues that the Union has not given members enough time or notice to vote on the changes. A requisition to delay a poll on significant electoral rule changes was submitted by former Returning Officer Ronald Collinson. The request has already received over 80 signatures on the Union noticeboard. The requisition asks that a planned vote for Thursday of 5th week be delayed to Thursday of 6th week, under Union rule Rule 67(b)(iv) and (v), which lay out provisions for cases where a rule change is decided to be “of such importance that it should be brought to the special attention of Members”. According to Rule 67 if the requisition is successful the rule changes will be considered at the weekly Union debate in 6th Week, while notices informing of the upcoming vote will need to be given to every College and Hall, as well as at least two newspapers.If delayed until 6th Week, the rules changes will not affect this term’s Union elections.Ronald Collinson, who is also an ex-member of Standing Committee, told Cherwell, “The proposed changes to the electoral rules are probably the most significant proposals since 1998, when campaigning was re-banned by a poll of members. They are also very long (originally 18 pages), and cover extensive ground – not just the legalisation of most forms of personal campaigning, but also the legitimation of ‘slates’ and a new provision to reopen nominations.“The text of these proposals was only made public last Monday (3rd Week), with the intention that they be presented to the membership on Thursday of 4th Week.“It was clear to me – and the 79 other members who signed this petition on a rainy Saturday afternoon – that such historic changes required heightened scrutiny, debate, and opportunity for amendment on both technical and substantive points. It was for this reason that we chose to invoke Rule 67(b)(v). This provides greater opportunity for airing concerns, and will ensure that all changes are as well-drafted, effective, and representative of the Members’ will as possible.”last_img read more

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Kirk Hunter, chief executive, Scottish Association of Master Bakers

first_imgAs we enter 2007 the industry is facing up to major increases in costs. One local baker recently told me that he was experiencing the biggest increases in raw material prices in living memory. His tale is typical.The immediate problem is the announcement by the major flour millers of the second substantial increase in prices since the early autumn 2006. British Baker has already covered this story in depth.It’s not just flour. The Minimum Wage has been another body blow to many in the Industry. The 6% increase last October has proved to be brutally expensive, ripping through companies’ wage differentials. The Low Pay Commission got its sums wrong. An increase at double the rate of inflation was unjustifiable. It is no surprise that the Bank of England is now battling inflation.Like everyone else bakers have also been faced with massive increases in energy costs. One of my smaller members told me: “The biggest killer for me in the last year has been the increase in energy costs. My costs for gas and electric in 2005 were approximately £7,000. Last year I shelled out over £17,000. I made savings in other areas of my business, but I’m still £10,000 worse off.”A price increase is painful. No-one likes it. However, bakery products remain outstandingly good value. In Scotland, baking remains a sector where small family businesses can succeed. They need to remain viable if consumers are to have the choice and quality they are looking for.last_img read more

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Gunstones bakery to enter final pay talks

first_imgFinal efforts to end the pay dispute at 2 Sisters Food Group’s Gunstones bakery in Sheffield will take place next week.According to sister publication FoodManufacture.co.uk, union officials from the Bakers Food and Allied Workers Union (BFAWU) will meet with management on June 30 in last-ditch attempts to agree staff pay.This follows a 48-strike last week (June 15-16), which saw around 90 bakery workers on the picket line outside the Gunstones site.  According to the union, management enforced a pay-freeze at the site, despite previous talks of pay rises. The bakery has said its priority is the future of those who work at the site. Should an agreement not be made, further strikes are planned to take place over July 17-18, organised by the union.John Higgins, full time BFAWU officer told British Baker: “We have been told that management would like to meet with us on Tuesday to discuss a way forward.”I hope that the company sees sense and brings a pay rise up to the table, but I don’t know what will happen.”People don’t realise that people at the bakery are earning less than £7 an hour, and it takes a long time to earn that money back when they do go on strike. It’s something we try to avoid but people are so fed up with management.”A spokesperson from Gunstones Bakery said: “We are keen to continue meaningful talks with colleagues and their Union representatives so that we can reach a mutually satisfactory conclusion.  We hope that further industrial action can be avoided whilst talks are ongoing. “We appreciate that this is a difficult time for those involved. However, our number one priority is securing a better future for everyone at site.”The bakery manufactures bread rolls, hot cross buns, iced buns and garlic bread.last_img read more

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Flaming Lips Revive Chewbacca For Powerful David Bowie Cover On Colbert

first_imgWayne Coyne and the Flaming Lips have been all about David Bowie as of late. It’s easy to see how the Lips were inspired by the Thin White Duke, with both employing wild stage design and costumes on top of intriguing glam rock compositions. With the recent passing of Bowie, Coyne has shown his emotional side with several tributes.The Bowie love from Flaming Lips began a couple months ago, when the band played an eight-song set of covers in Colorado. Just a month or so later, the band was featured at The Music Of David Bowie tribute concert in New York’s Carnegie Hall, where Coyne sang “Life On Mars?” while sitting on the shoulders of Chewbacca. A few days later, the band released a surreal music video for their cover of “Space Oddity,” which you can watch here.The band continued their Bowie theme when they hit the set of The Late Show With Stephen Colbert yesterday, opting to revive their cover of “Space Oddity” for the studio audience. Filmed at the same time that the band was in NYC for their Carnegie Hall performance, it seems they also brought an astronaut and Chewbacca with them for the show. The performance aired last night.Watch as Coyne sings “Space Oddity” atop Chewbacca’s shoulders below:last_img read more

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Mumford & Sons Play New Music And The Classics At Forest Hills [Gallery]

first_imgLoad remaining images For the last two nights, Mumford & Sons helped to kick off a glorious summer concert series at the beautiful Forest Hills Stadium in Queens, NY. The band recently released a five-song EP called Johannesburg, blending their Americana folk roots with African beats and instrumentation during a tour of South Africa. Not only that, but the band released Wilder Mind back in 2015 and have shown no signs of slowing down.The Forest Hills shows were packed with music new and old, with support from BØRNS! Fortunately, photographer Andrew Blackstein was on the scene and has shared some images with us. Check it out below, as well as a full setlist and gallery.last_img

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Balskus named Innovator Under 35

first_imgAssistant Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology Emily Balskus has been named an Innovator Under 35 by the MIT Technology Review. Each year since 1999, editors of the review have selected exceptionally talented young innovators whose work they believe has the greatest potential to transform the world.Balskus uses a variety of approaches, including advanced DNA sequencing, to discover new metabolic pathways and to study how gut bacteria use chemical reactions to survive. In one example of her success, Balskus’ Harvard lab has been credited with uncovering the bacterial enzymes in the human gut that convert the essential nutrient choline to trimethylamine, a metabolite linked to heart disease. Because a majority of choline comes from food, learning more about its relationship to intestinal bacteria could illuminate the link between diet and the risk of heart disease. Read Full Storylast_img read more

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