Tags: Roundup Brad James January 12, 2021 /Sports News – Local Prep Sports Roundup: 1/12 Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBoys BasketballRegion 20ORDERVILLE, Utah-Gavin Hoyt netted 14 points and the Valley Buffaloes got past Panguitch 48-45 in Region 20 boys basketball action Tuesday. Kyler Bennett led the Bobcats in the loss with 12 points.MILFORD, Utah-Treyton Rose posted 15 points and the Milford Tigers recorded their first win of the season by downing Wayne 47-40 Tuesday in Region 20 boys basketball action. Ethan Morrill had 15 poins in defeat for the Badgers.JUNCTION, Utah-Quadyn Tebbs amassed 17 points and the Bryce Valley Mustangs edged Piute 54-53 in Region 20 boys basketball action Tuesday. Kelby Jessen had 22 points in the loss for the Thunderbirds.Non-RegionPRICE, Utah-Caleb Winfree led the way with 13 points and the Carbon Dinos humbled North Sevier 61-54 Tuesday in non-region boys basketball action. Marshall Okerlund’s game-high 17 points led the Wolves in defeat.Girls BasketballRegion 14LINDON, Utah-Jadee Dutson posted 15 points and the Delta Rabbits clobbered Maeser Prep 68-14 in Region 14 girls basketball action Tuesday. Vicki Memmott had 8 points in defeat for the Lions.ROOSEVELT, Utah-Heidi Jorgenson and Kassidy Alder led the way with 10 points apiece and the Manti Templars gashed Union 45-37 Tuesday in Region 14 girls basketball action. Brooklyn Horrocks had 13 points in the loss for the Cougars.MT. PLEASANT, Utah-Avia Stowell stepped up with 12 points and the Juab Wasps drilled North Sanpete 46-28 in Region 14 girls basketball action Tuesday. Eryn Briggs led the Hawks in defeat with 11 points.Region 16DUCHESNE, Utah-Oakley Butler posted 12 points as the Duchesne Eagles downed Gunnison Valley 50-40 Tuesday in Region 16 girls basketball action. Kayzia Caldwell’s game-high 19 points led the Bulldogs in the loss.Region 18BEAVER, Utah-Avery Brown amassed 14 points and Halle Hutchings added 13 more as the Beaver Beavers stonwalled Millard 58-44 in Region 18 girls basketball action Tuesday. Eliza Swallow led the Eagles in the loss with 13 points.KANAB, Utah-Anna Cutler netted 20 points and Kanab humbled Enterprise 53-46 Tuesday in Region 18 girls basketball action. Dykell Jones led the way in defeat for the Wolves with 17 points.
The Alen gas monetisation project comprises a 70km pipeline. (Credit: QR9iudjz0 from FreeImages) Chevron has announced the production of first gas from the $330m Alen gas monetisation project, offshore Equatorial Guinea (EG).Noble Energy, which is currently owned by Chevron, had sanctioned the project in April 2019. The company is partnered in the Alen field by Glencore, GEPetrol, Atlas, and Gunvor.The Alen gas monetisation project comprises a 70km pipeline that holds the capacity to transport 950 million cubic feet of natural gas equivalent per day (MMcfe/d) from the Alen field. The field is located in the Douala Basin.The gas produced from the field is processed via onshore existing facilities to maximise development of current and future regional gas resources, said Chevron.The facilities include Alba Plant’s liquefied petroleum gas processing plant and EG LNG’s liquefied natural gas production facility (EG LNG), both located at Punta Europa in Bioko Island. Both the facilities are operated by Marathon Oil.Noble Energy EG vice president and country manager Gene Kornegay said: “As a company, we are proud to be a strategic partner in this joint effort, and we look forward to continue contributing to the economic and social development of the country.”The Alen gas monetisation project has been seen as the first step for developing an offshore natural gas hub in Equatorial Guinea. It is expected to unlock the potential for monetisation of additional discovered resources in the future by leveraging existing infrastructure.Noble Energy claims to have discovered three trillion cubic feet of gross natural gas resources in the Douala Basin.The Alen gas and condensate field is mainly located in Block O (95%) and is partly contained in Block I (5%).Noble Energy has an operating stake of around 45% working interest in the field. The company also has a 28% stake in the Alba Plant.Originally, the Alen field started operation in 2013 after its development as a condensate production and natural gas recycling project. The project saw an investment of $1.37bn.The natural gas sales generated from the Alen gas monetisation project are expected to be 200-300 million cubic feet of natural gas equivalent per day (MMcfe/d). The Alen project is expected to generate 200-300MMcfe/d in natural gas sales
On Saturday night, The Greyboy Allstars closed out their two-night weekend run at Brooklyn Bowl. While the weather outside was frigid, the funky Karl Denson-led five-piece brought the heat to the Bowl. This band never disappoints, and Saturday continued that tradition. Once Maurice “Mobetta” Brown & SOUL’D U OUT got the crowd warmed up with their jazzy sound, it was time for Karl D and the boys to take the stage.The first set had some standout moments, with Denson switching between saxophone, flute and vocals. It is hard not to be reminded of Anchorman and Ron Burgundy whenever Karl D plays the jazz flute, but he brings a certain panache and style to it that is hard to deny. The band certainly had the crowd grooving with their brand of funk and jazz. Robert Walter on they keys was the MVP of set one, and Elgin Park added some really nice moments on guitar. The Bowl was packed before their set even started, and by the end of set one, both the band and the crowd were firing on all cylinders.The second set picked up with an uptempo funk jam, with Park ripping a solo while Karl D jammed out the sax like only he can. The band provided the feel of what a funky ‘20s jazz club might have been like, albeit with house lighting designer Victor Cornette adding some beautiful visuals. At one point in set two, the band entered some really spacey territory, and the saxophone provided the background music for this ship to blast off! Karl Denson added vocals on a couple of songs during the second set, and boy, can this man sing! As an added bonus, Mobetta Brown jumped on the stage to battle it out with Karl D, trumpet vs. saxophone, providing a clear highlight of set two.At times, The Greyboy Allstars’ performance had a The Doors “The End” vibe and feel to it: They would wind their way out there with jazzy textures, only to jump right back into the funky dance party getting way out there with jazzy sounds, but then they would jump back into the funky dance party.The Greyboy Allstars closed out the show with an instrumental cover of Michael Jackson hit “The Way You Make Me Feel”, Park adding fiery licks as the crowd rocked and rolled along. During the encore, bassist Chris Stillwell and guitarist Elgin Park switched instruments, showing off their versatility to put a cap on a fun, funky, dancey kind of Saturday night.The Greyboy Allstars – “Still Waiting” – 3/3/18[Video: The Greyboy Allstars]The Greyboy Allstars will be back at it on March 15th, 16th, and 17th, when they will mount a three-night run including two nights in San Francisco and one in Denver. For more information, head to The Greyboy Allstars website.
The long-running Newport Folk Festival returned to Newport, RI this past weekend for three days of music at Fort Adams. After a number of notable highlights on the festival’s first two days, including a rendition of Neil Young‘s “Ohio” by Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit and David Crosby on Friday and a surprise headlining set from Mumford And Sons on Saturday, Newport Folk Festival wrapped up on Sunday with sets from Brandi Carlile, Charlie Parr, Gary Clark Jr., Khruangbin, Nicole Atkins, Passenger, The Lone Bellow, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Toots and the Maytals, and many more.In addition, one of the high points of Newport Folk Festival 2018’s final day was a special performance by guitarist Nels Cline (Wilco), dubbed Nels Cline’s Curtis Rogers Memorial Resonator Excursion. The set saw Cline (on his resonator guitar) and banjo/guitar/mandolin player Brandon Seabrook play through a slew of classic blues, folk, and country songs and welcome out some surprise musical assistance.The set included renditions of McKinley/Morganfield-penned Muddy Waters favorites like “Country Blues” and “Feel Like Going Home”, the latter of which saw guitarist Warren Haynes take lead vocals for an acoustic guitar duo. Watch videos of “Feel Like Going Home” and “Country Blues” from Nels Cline’s Curtis Rogers Memorial Resonator Excursion at Newport Folk Festival below:Nels Cline w/ Warren Haynes – “Feel Like Going Home” (Muddy Waters Cover)[Video: Matt Frazier]Nels Cline’s Curtis Rogers Memorial Resonator Excursion – “Country Blues” Cline also spoke candidly with the audience between songs throughout the show. After noting that he’s only sung with Wilco a couple of times—both of which were renditions of “Dark Star” with Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir—Cline joked “there may be a reason you don’t hear me sing, but I’m going to try it anyway” before starting in on George Jones‘ “If Drinking Don’t Kill Me”. Watch a video of the George Jones cover below:Nels Cline – “If Drinking Don’t Kill Me” (George Jones cover)[Video: Matt Frazier]In early August, Nels Cline will embark on a short stretch of shows with his Nels Cline 4, stopping in St. Paul, MN; Milwaukee, WI; Louisville, KY; and St. Louis, MO. For more info on Nels Cline’s upcoming performances, head to his website.
As the school bus came to a slow stop on Meadow Road, 7-year-old Lucas Mattuchio was almost breathless with excitement. “Wow, look at that tree! Look at that one! Hey, there’s a squirrel,” the first grader from the East Boston Early Education Center exclaimed. He was eager to step into the landscape at the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, a naturalized environment in the city that some Boston Public School (BPS) children don’t often get to experience.Mattuchio was about to become a “Young Scientist” as part of the Arboretum’s Field Study Experiences (FSE) seasonal program for BPS students from prekindergarten through fifth grade. The program offers guided hands-on explorations in and around the meadows, ponds, and woodlands of the Arboretum in alignment with BPS Life Science Study and Massachusetts Science and Technology/Engineering Learning standards. The program was created to augment students’ classroom experiences.“What we do is unique in Boston because we have two hours of science education in an outdoor setting where we can share the tools and practices of science,” said Nancy Sableski, manager of children’s education at the Arboretum. “Our groups are intentionally small, often with two trained guides for five to eight children. I don’t know of any other institution that offers this kind of programming, and it’s free.”This spring’s FSE season began on April 22, Earth Day, and welcomed 45 children from the East Boston Early Educational Center’s inclusion and English language learner classrooms. They divided into small groups to study nature with trained volunteer Field Study Guides.“With two extraordinary full-time children’s educators, the volunteer Field Study Guides are the key to reaching out to so many Boston Public School children and their teachers” said William (Ned) Friedman, director of the Arnold Arboretum and Arnold Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard.The passion of our trained volunteers to connect young children to nature is palpable, Friedman stated. “Some of my favorite moments on the grounds involve just seeing the sheer delight on the faces of these young naturalists.”Susan Angevin began volunteering in the program last fall. When the school bus arrived, she was ready with hand lenses, bug boxes, and other tools to lead her group of five into the perimeter of the Arboretum’s North Woods — the ideal classroom to observe insects and soil-dwelling organisms.“I can’t imagine anything more fun than being out in this beautiful place with the trees and flowers and with kids,” she said. “It’s just been incredible. Every day we are guiding them, but you learn so much from them and their responses to nature.”This was Mattuchio’s first time in the woods. With his classmates, he followed Sableski and Angevin as they took “giant steps” from the paved sidewalk through the still-dewy grass onto leaf-covered paths into the woods. “Who sees living things under our feet?” Sableski asked.“I found a leaf! Can I keep it?” Mattuchio asked. “There’s a bumblebee! Can we touch stuff like worms?”Sableski selected a clear spot in the woods, put down a tarp, and collected a few rocks, mushrooms, and leaves for examination. BPS students are currently studying woodland and fresh-water pond habitats in their classrooms, so she created an experience to demonstrate the sensory feel of the woods. “It’s such a special thing when you get to take children into the forest for the first time and share what lives there,” she said.,Each group of students gets a special name for the day. Sableski called hers the Young Scientists.“Today we’re learning about living and nonliving things here in the forest — the sights, sounds, smells, and feel of the forest,” she told them. “This is a real experience, your real experience with science in nature.”Students sat on the tarp and Sableski, while skillfully asking insightful questions, offered each Young Scientist an observation journal page and a pencil to make drawings of things they saw around them.“What’s the difference between rocks and trees?” she asked. “One is living, one is never living, so let’s ask ourselves, ‘Does it make babies? Does it eat food? Does it get born or die?’”During each FSE program, Sableski and the guides ask questions to encourage students to voice their thoughts and expand their thinking, while making it feel safe, fun, and welcoming.“I want them to feel like science is theirs, it’s accessible, it’s doable, and if it’s done with people who are excited to share it with them, they’re going to learn so much, and keep on learning,” Sableski said.Students walked to a nearby log and learned the “science squat,” crouching down with their bug boxes and probes to collect and observe small insects. Mattuchio found an earthworm, picked it up and put it in his box, peering through the microscope to examine it.“How many legs does this worm have?” he asked. “It’s cold, but not slimy, just tickly. I’m going to name it Peanut.”,Students used tools, conversation, song, and movement to experience the living museum of the Arboretum. They fed fish, observed geese and turtles, and even lay on the grass with their eyes closed to feel the ground, smell the air, and listen to the sounds around them. “What do you notice without using your eyes?” Sableski asked.Diana Chow, East Boston Early Education Center first-grade inclusion teacher, said the FSE program complements their curriculum well.“It’s really nice to actually bring it to life, to get to come and look at the surroundings and be able to respect the environment and learn what’s OK to pick up, use five senses, observe, watch, touch, feel, listen to all the living things around us,” she said. “It raises a lot of curiosity and questions. It’s wonderful. We want them to be lifelong learners and continue asking those questions while also learning a lot more.”This spring marks the FSE program’s 35th year. During the 2016–17 academic year, the Arboretum provided life-science instruction to more than 2,000 Boston-area students, including free bus transportation.“Being on the bus is part of the experience,” said Ana Maria Caballero McGuire, an Arboretum nature education specialist who assists Sableski with the FSE program. “Looking out the bus window, seeing the city along the way, then seeing the Arboretum landscape as the bus pulls in is another educational opportunity for them.”Volunteer guides are also an integral part of the children’s education programming, according to Sableski. Twice a year, more than 50 guides attend 12 hours of training over four weeks. Eight to 10 guides participate in each of the more than three dozen FSE sessions a season.Bob Mayer, a retired psychiatrist from Boston, has volunteered at the Arboretum since 2002 and returns year after year for two reasons — the children and the training. Recently one of the students in his FSE group told him he still had a lot of kid in him, which Mayer said was one of the best compliments he could receive.,“I keep showing up because the kids are always excited,” Mayer said. ”They like to do this. But one of the best things about this program, and all of the programs at the Arboretum, is that the training is excellent and continuous. You are getting a continuous education, and that reflects in each experience for the children.”Angevin used to visit the Arboretum once a year on Lilac Sunday. Now she is there three or four times a week.“I love working with the kids here — but I don’t consider it work, I consider it play,” she said. “The best thing is at the end of the day, not only can they identify a tree, but they say, ‘I want to bring my grandma here. I want mom to take me here next week.’”Marquis Carpenter, 7, was a Young Scientist alongside Mattuchio. Although he was sorry to say goodbye to the millipede he had collected in his bug jar, he was happy to pick up worms, see trees, and write about what he saw.“I’m going to miss my millipede, but I just had the best time here today,” he said. “I want to come back on my birthday.”As the students reached the end of their field study experience, Sableski reminded them that the Arboretum is open every day, even on their birthdays.“This is a science institution,” she said. “Any one of you who comes here can come back any day of the year. It’s beautiful, it’s free, it’s made for discovery.”
Free online access to the New York Times is now available to Notre Dame students through the College Readership Program, an initiative funded by Notre Dame’s student government. Students were informed they would begin to have access to this service in a Feb. 12 email announcement. The College Readership Program, which came to campus in 2005, provides 300 print copies each of the New York Times and USA Today, along with a smaller number of the South Bend Tribune to select locations on the Notre Dame campus. Maxwell Brown, director of the Department of Academic Affairs for student government, said his department worked with representatives from the Times this year to extend the program to include the online access. “Essentially, the New York Times is now offering this [online] program to academic institutions due to a change on their end of the subscription,” Brown said. “We subscribe to the College Readership Program, and because we have 300 copies subscribed to, we now get 300 online seats per day.” Students can create an account on the Times website using their nd.edu email address, which will get them an online “seat” that lasts 24 hours. Brown said while the seat expires after 24 hours, the access is renewed simply by logging on again with the same password, and so the access is constant for all intents and purposes. “The most important part is that you get this 24 hour online access, and the seats refresh constantly so as long as there aren’t 300 people using it at once, there is a seat for you,” Brown said. The current user data shows that 300 seats seems to be the ideal number for the student body, providing enough spots for interested students without too many left empty each day, he said. Students get “locked out” of the access if more than 300 are using it at any given time. “The first day, we used as many seats as we had, but we think that was just a first push,” Brown said. “We haven’t gotten many reports of people getting locked out, so it looks like we have enough seats without buying more than we need.” Student Body President Brett Rocheleau said the project’s goal was to make it easier for students to stay informed and updated on current events, especially given the widespread use of electronic devices on campus. “The online access just allows students to use different media than the options we’ve worked with in the past with the College Readership Program,” Rocheleau said. “Moving forward in the digital age, this will help connect the campus more.” He said student government plans to pay attention to student usage patterns for the online access. “I think it will be interesting to see how many students will use this online access,” Rocheleau said. “At any time, they can log on with their net ID and get in for 24 hour, even if they end up just reading one article they happen to be interested in. “They’ll have a greater understanding of what’s going on in the world around them and this will hopefully help them have more informed discussions with others on campus.” Brown said this initiative fits into the mission of the Department of Academic Affairs to connect with students and make it easy for them to learn and acquire information. “We’re always looking for ways to get to students… and we think it’s really important that people have this access to current events,” Brown said. “That’s why we have the Collegiate Readership Program. Now, we’re excited that students will have the access they need from all kinds of different [electronic] devices.” The data that student government collects about the consumption of the newspapers across campus shows that the community values the print access and every week nearly all 300 copies of the newspapers are used, he said. “This initiative was a direct response to student desires,” Brown said. “The demand has always been there for the readership program in general. This is just a way to expand that.” Students interested in using this access can create an account at nytimes.com with their Notre Dame email address. Brown said anyone with problems accessing the online content should contact student government for help.
Eddie Redmayne, who won Tony and Olivier Awards in 2010 for Red and played Marius in the film adaptation of Les Miserables, took home the Oscar for Actor in a Leading Role for his performance as Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything. Among the additional nominees were Birdman’s Michael Keaton, recent The Elephant Man star Bradley Cooper for American Sniper and Olivier winner Benedict Cumberbatch for The Imitation Game. The trophy for Actress in a Leading Role went to Broadway alum Julianne Moore for her performance in Still Alice. Broadway vet J.K. Simmons won for Actor in a Supporting Role for Whiplash. Want an Oscar? Make a film about Broadway (preferably shot to look like one take). Birdman, starring Michael Keaton and practically Broadway itself, took home the Academy Award for Best Picture on February 22. The film received three additional trophies for director Alejandro González Iñárritu, Original Screenplay and Cinematography. Previous films with theater ties to take home the top honors include All About Eve (1950) and Shakespeare in Love (1998). The Oscar-winning screenwriting team consists of Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Armando Bo and Alexander Dinelaris, Jr. Dinelaris is the bookwriter of the off-Broadway cult musical Zanna, Don’t! and has penned the book for the upcoming Broadway Gloria and Emilio Estefan bio-musical On Your Feet!. The film was nominated for nine Oscars total, including nods for recent Cabaret star Emma Stone, who played Sam, Riggan’s recently out-of-rehab daughter. View Comments Rob Marshall’s take on Into the Woods failed to take home trophies in the three categories for which it was nominated: Actress in a Supporting Role for Meryl Streep, Costume Design and Production Design; the awards went to Patricia Arquette for Boyhood and to The Grand Budapest Hotel. Despite the musical’s losses, the ceremony was full of moments for Broadway aficionados to obsess over, including Neil Patrick Harris’ opening song-and-dance number (because of course) penned by Frozen composing duo Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez and featuring Into the Woods and The Last Five Years star Anna Kendrick, the brilliant 50th Anniversary tribute to The Sound of Music from Lady Gaga and a Smash-inspired in memoriam segment led by Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson, who is slated to appear on Broadway this fall in The Color Purple. Set largely in Broadway’s St. James Theatre and featuring several of our favorite Great White Way landmarks (including The Rum House, which magically changed streets for the film), Birdman follows Riggan Thomson (Keaton), a past-his-prime actor who sets out to make his big comeback in a self-penned play.
Related Shows Awake and Sing Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 8, 2015 Tickets are now on sale for Clifford Odets’ Awake and Sing! at the Public. The National Asian American Theatre Co. (NAATCO) production, directed by Stephen Brown-Fried, will star Mia Katigbak as Bessie. Off-Broadway performances will run from July 6 through August 1 in the Shiva Theater. Opening night is set for July 13.Awake and Sing! follows a three-generation Jewish family in poverty during the Great Depression. It explores the dynamic between parents and children as they search for ways to thrive and survive. The show first played Broadway in 1935.In addition to Katigbak, the all-Asian American cast will include Sanjit De Silva, Mel Duane Gionson, Teresa Avia Lim, James Saito, Jon Norman Schneider, David Shih, Alok Tewari and Henry Yuk. View Comments
Few people know about Conservation Use Valuation, a Georgia tax program begun in 1992. For the ones who do, though, it has saved them considerable money in ad valorem taxes.CUV tax savings for qualified farm and forest landowners has amounted to $212 million over the eight-year period, said Coleman Dangerfield of the University of Georgia Center for Forest Business.The tax savings in 1999 alone were an estimated $43.7 million. That’s a lot of money, but it represents only 0.84 percent of the $5.2 billion collected annually in property taxes in the state.Environmental ImpactsDangerfield, an Extension Service economist and professor in UGA’s Warnell School of Forest Resources, said CUV was a response to concerns for urban sprawl, land use transition and resulting environmental impacts.”It provides tax relief for broad classes of qualified agriculture and forest landowners,” he said.Under the program, a landowner signs a 10-year agreement with the county to receive current-use, as opposed to fair-market valuation of the property for tax purposes. The landowner gets a lower tax bill, and the rest of the state gets more green and open space in farms and forests.Details in New PublicationDetails of the CUV program are now in a new publication from the Center for Forest Business. “Property Tax Incentives for the Georgia Landowner” is under CFB research notes on the Warnell School’s CFB Web page.The publication can be viewed as electronic slides on-line, with speaker notes. Or you can download it to print or to view on portable computers.The bulletin covers the ad valorem tax issues of CUV for agricultural, forest and environmentally sensitive land and for residential transitional property.It provides details, too, on the one-time county ad valorem tax on timber at harvest or at sale for harvest. And it covers issues of property tax digests, assessed values, millage rates and fair market value (FMV) for property.The CFB publication also covers Agricultural Preferential Assessment for farm and forest land, a program similar to CUV.
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters:South Korea plans to boost the share of its energy output generated from renewable sources to as much as 35 percent by 2040, a draft revision to government policy showed on Friday, over four times the current amount.Asia’s fourth-largest economy has been pushing to shed its heavy reliance on coal and nuclear power, with the latest target coming on top of a 2017 plan to increase the amount of renewables in its energy mix to 20 percent by 2030. Renewable power currently makes up around 8 percent of South Korea’s energy production. “We have decided to increase the share of renewable power to between 30 percent and 35 percent by 2040 to move toward cleaner and safer energy based on an advisory group’s recommendation,” Park Jae-young, director of the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, told a public hearing in Seoul.The role of coal power is expected to be cut further, while gas power generation will be expanded, Park added.The ministry will also keep its plan to stop extending the lifespans of aged nuclear power plants.More: South Korea steps up shift to cleaner energy, sets long-term renewable power targets Revised South Korea energy plan boosts renewables, cuts coal