September 13, 2018 /Sports News – Local SUU Men’s/Women’s Cross Country Prepares For UC Riverside Meet Saturday Tags: Aidan Reed/Alison Pray/Angie Nickerson/Brighton Glassman/Christian Ricketts/George Espino/Haley Tanne/Jason Quinn/Josie Bushar/Julietta Navarette-Lamas/Koy Moore/Liam Kennell/Maddy Kauffman/Madison Fruchey/Mark Bennett/Max Spence/Michael Finch/Michael Martin/Morgan Porcaro/Nate Osterstock/Sage Ducote/Samantha Taylor/Sean Newcomb/Sharlie Dimick/SUU Men’s/Women’s Cross Country/Thomas Grant/UC Riverside Invitational FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailRIVERSIDE, Calif.-Saturday, the Southern Utah University men’s and women’s cross country teams are in action again as they will be at the UC Riverside Invitational at Riverside, Calif.The Thunderbirds will be running their best athletes at this invitational and have set their lineups.The men’s lineup consists of Mark Bennett of Tucson, Ariz., George Espino of Las Vegas, Liam Kennell of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, Michael Martin of Eugene, Ore., Koy Moore of Orem’s Timpanogos High School, Sean Newcomb of Walla Walla, Wash., Nate Osterstock of Holladay, Utah, Aidan Reed of Helena, Mont. and Christian Ricketts of Grover Beach, Calif.In the open race portion of the event for the men, the Thunderbirds will go with Sage Ducote of St. George’s Desert Hills High School, Michael Finch of St. George’s Pine View High School, Thomas Grant of Andrezieux, France, Jason Quinn of St. George’s Dixie High School and Max Spence of Salt Lake City’s Olympus High School.For the women, the Thunderbirds will be represented by Sharlie Dimick of Syracuse, Utah, Madison Fruchey of Huntertown, Ind., Brighton Glassman of Eugene, Ore., Maddy Kauffman of Lehi, Utah, Julietta Navarette-Lamas of Orem’s Timpanogos High School, Angie Nickerson of Murray, Utah, Morgan Porcaro of Erda, Utah, Alison Pray of Payson, Utah and Haley Tanne of Lindon, Utah.The open race portion for the women will see Josie Bushar of Washington City, Utah and Samantha Taylor of Overland Park, Kan. compete for the Thunderbirds. Written by Brad James
Tags: Big Sky/Football/SUU Thunderbirds Associated Press FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) — Jay Green Jr. ran for 107 yards and two touchdowns, and Southern Utah won its first game of the season with a 48-27 victory over Sacramento State on Saturday night.The Hornets (2-4, 0-3 Big Sky Conference) continued to have trouble stopping the run, allowing five touchdowns and 259 yards rushing by Southern Utah (1-6, 1-2). Sacramento State gave up 462 yards rushing and four touchdowns on the ground in last week’s 41-27 loss to Cal Poly.Austin Ewing caught a touchdown pass from running back Lance Lawson out of the wildcat offense to give Southern Utah the lead for good, 27-21 with 2:38 left in the first half. Ewing’s eight-yard touchdown run made it 41-24 late in the third quarter.Judd Cockett returned a kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter for the Thunderbirds. Karris Davis added 84 yards rushing and a pair of touchdowns.Elijah Dotson ran for 149 yards, including a 50-yard touchdown run on Sacramento State’s first series. Wyatt Clapper threw a touchdown pass and ran for another score and the Hornets had a 21-7 first-quarter lead. Written by October 13, 2018 /Sports News – Local Southern Utah wins first game, beats Sacramento State 48-27
Remus Horizons is offering $0.016 per share in cash for FAR’s shareholders. (Credit: aymane jdidi from Pixabay) Remus Horizons PCC has launched an off-market takeover offer of AUD209.6m ($159.15m) for Australian oil and gas company FAR, which operates in West Africa, East Africa, and Australia.The private investment fund, which is incorporated in Guernsey, is offering AUD0.021 ($0.016) per share in cash in this connection to FAR’s shareholders.FAR said that the proposed takeover is contingent on its shareholders voting against the sale of the company’s 15% stake in the Rufisque Offshore, Sangomar Offshore and Sangomar Deep Offshore project (RSSD project).The takeover by Remus Horizons is also conditional on FAR’s board of directors confirming that the company has no intention to sell the stake prior to the closing of the offer.According to Remus Horizons, its offer gives a clear alternative for the oil and gas firm’s shareholders to the proposed sale of FAR’s stake in the RSSD Project to Woodside.Previously, FAR was to sell its stake in the $4.2bn offshore Senegalese project to ONGC Videsh Vankorneft, which was pre-empted by Woodside.FAR’s shareholders were due to take a call on the stake sale in the RSSD Project on Wednesday. But the meeting was adjourned to 28 April to give shareholders time to study the takeover proposal from Remus Horizons.The private investment fund said that its offer gives FAR’s shareholders a route through which they can exit their investment for cash at a price which has superior value than continuing as a shareholder.Besides, the offer is attractive when considered in the context of the considerable risks and uncertainties of continuing as a shareholder, said Remus Horizons.The private investment fund said that it has allocated up to $250m for the acquisition of FAR, out of its current funding capacity totalling $400m.Earlier this year, Lukoil proposed to acquire FAR for AUD0.022 ($0.017) per share or AUD220m ($170m) in cash. However, the Russian energy company pulled out from the offer recently. The private investment fund is offering $0.016 per share in cash for the Australian’s firm’s shareholders
The Indiana House of Representatives passed a bill sponsored by State Rep. Holli Sullivan (R-Evansville) that would prevent funds saved in a 529 education savings account from being considered as a determining factor when applying for public assistance programs or educational financial aid.According to Sullivan, Indiana’s CollegeChoice 529 Direct Savings Plan was established in 1997 to help families save for post-secondary expenses. With flexible investment options and affordable minimum contributions, these plans strive to make it as easy as possible to start saving for higher education early. However, 529 savings can currently be considered an asset that can negatively impact an individual’s financial assistance eligibility.“Thanks to Indiana’s CollegeChoice 529 Plans, more than $3.76 billion have been invested in over 321,000 accounts today,” said Sullivan. “We want to make these benefits more available to lower-income Hoosier families. By establishing that 529 savings cannot affect eligibility for financial aid or other state assistance programs, more people will be able to participate in the program if they desire.”The bill is backed by the Indiana Education Savings Authority, which oversees the CollegeChoice 529 Plan program. Since November 2014, the IESA has seen 97,000 new accounts created and over $867 million in new assets saved.“As the chair of the Indiana Education Savings Authority, I am thrilled to see Senate Bill 412 move one step closer to completion,” said State Treasurer Kelly Mitchell. “We should be encouraging and not deterring Hoosier families to save for college.”Funds saved in a 529 education savings account can be used to cover the costs of qualified education expenses such as books, computers, tuition and room and board at any post-secondary educational institution that is able to receive federal financial aid nationwide. The beneficiary can make withdrawals from their account tax-free so long as the money is being used appropriately.The bill passed through the House and the Senate and can now be signed into law by the governor. For more information, visit iga.in.gov.-30-FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
Last month, Umphrey’s McGee announced a major winter tour, with support along the entirety of the run from New York-based instrumental prog/funk rockers TAUK. While there were a handful of crossover performances along the tour, the two bands got to really fuse during some key TAUKing McGee late night parties. The first such event of 2016 occurred on January 22nd in New York, NY, just moments before a major blizzard would cover the city in feet of snow.Inside B.B. King Blues Club, however, there was no shortage of steaming improvisational jams to keep fans dancing well into the night. With Jake Cinninger and Joel Cummins in tow, TAUK busted out a cover of Bonobo’s “Cirrus.” Enjoy the jam below:TAUK continues their winter tour in Burlington, VT this Wednesday, March 2nd, before meeting up with Umphrey’s on March 11th in Seattle, WA. The two bands will also join up for one more TAUKing McGee show, at the Major Rager in Augusta, GA on April 7th. More information about that event can be found here. For more about TAUK, head to their official website.
When botanist Asa Gray hiked his way through Tennessee in 1843 searching for seeds of the rare piratebush to plant in the Harvard Botanic Garden, he could not have known that nearly 180 years later plant scientists from the other side of the world would retrace his steps.But this fall, in a historic collaboration, The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University welcomed Chinese botanists from the North America-China Plant Exploration Consortium (NACPEC) on a joint expedition to the Appalachian Mountains to collect seed from North American plants to grow in scientific plant collections in China.Since NACPEC was founded in 1991, plant explorers from the Arboretum and other member institutions have traveled to China 18 times to collect seed, herbarium specimens, and plant DNA samples for study and conservation in North American collections. The Appalachian expedition in September, coordinated by Andrew Gapinski, head of horticulture at the Arboretum and chair of NACPEC, and Kang Wang, research horticulturist and director of education at the Beijing Botanical Garden, furthered the group’s mission of building international partnerships in support of the study and conversation of the world’s temperate flora.Focusing on Appalachian flora, Wang and his colleagues Tao Deng of the Kunming Institute of Botany and Xinfen Gao of the Chengdu Institute of Biology created a list of target species to collect for their research and collections in China, including magnolias, ashes, and maples.,Gapinski and expedition colleagues Sean Halloran, Arboretum plant propagator; Jared Rubinstein, Arboretum Living Collections Fellow; and Angela Magnan from the U.S. National Arboretum compiled an additional list of 41 target taxa for the Arboretum, including piratebush — the oldest wild-collected plant at the Arboretum. Originated as seed collected by Gray in his 1843 expedition, piratebush was brought to the Arboretum from the Harvard Botanic Garden in 1946. Along with 400 other rare or endangered plants, it is part of the Arboretum’s Campaign for the Living Collections, a 10-year initiative to document, collect, and preserve plants, particularly those of critical conservation value.Piratebush, a rare, endangered plant species, is the oldest wild-collected plant at the Arboretum. Kang Wang/Beijing Botanical GardenThe three-week expedition covered 3,500 miles through five states — Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, and North Carolina. Each day, the plant collectors carried supplies and gear including eight-foot pole pruners, herbarium field presses, plant identification keys, and plenty of bug spray into field, and hiked through the thick forests of Appalachia. Along with local guides, the team forded the Red River in Daniel Boone National Forest to find seeds of an American sycamore, descended to the base of a waterfall in Georgia to collect buttonbush seeds, and climbed Roan Mountain — one of the highest points of the Appalachian Trail in Tennessee — for seeds of the rare green alder. Each collection involved recording information about the geology and plant communities of the site, harvesting and bagging fruits, and collecting branch samples to dry for herbarium vouchers.,The expedition offered both adventure and challenges for the collectors, including a steep, 10-mile hike in humid, 100-degree heat through the Walls of Jericho natural area in Tennessee, only to find that birds had eaten all but three fruits of their target, limerock arrowwood. But, in an echo of Gray’s 1843 expedition, they discovered dozens of piratebush plants laden with fruits along the Appalachian Trail in Cherokee National Forest, providing an opportunity for ex situ conservation of both of these endangered plant species.It was victories like these that most excited Wang, Gao, and Deng.,“Alongside our NACPEC partners from the Arnold Arboretum we journeyed through one of the most biodiverse regions of the temperate world collecting plants that will soon be growing in the Beijing Botanical Garden, where millions of visitors will get to enjoy them,” Wang said. “Not only that, but generations of scientists will be able to study these collections in China, as they have been doing at the Arnold Arboretum since its founding.”Gapinski said the partnerships represented by the expedition began a new chapter in the history of international plant collection.“For nearly three decades NACPEC has worked to foster partnerships and undertake plant exploration to study and conserve the flora of China — possible only through the support of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing Botanical Garden, and the dedicated individuals involved,” he said. “Today, we seek to further cement this one-of-a-kind, reciprocal collaboration and to ensure that these relationships continue long into the future, with a new generation of participants and partnerships.”,In addition to seed collection, the expedition team collected and dried plant samples to deposit at the Chinese and North American herbaria, where they can be used to study evolution, physiology, and taxonomy. Collections from the trip will also be shared with the U.S. National Arboretum for the Woody Landscape Plant Germplasm Repository, as well as other NACPEC member gardens.Arboretum Director William “Ned” Friedman joined the expedition in northern Georgia, returning to the state where he began his career as a professor at the University of Georgia.“To be in the field with Kang, Xinfen, and Tao — literally an all-star botanical team from China — along with the Arboretum explorers was fantastic,” he said. “After all of the times that we have been so generously hosted in China, this felt like perfect way to deepen our sense of reciprocity and share some of the evolutionary bounty of North America with botanical garden visitors and researchers in China.”Jared Rubinstein, Arnold Arboretum Living Collections Fellow, contributed to this article.
While text-to-911 is now available in Franklin County, some emergency officials hope that individuals continue to call 911 as the first option.There are areas of Franklin County where 911 calls are received in Ripley County. Ripley County does not accept texting to 911 but can still take 911 calls from the deaf or hearing impaired by TTY or relay operator.Ripley County Communications Director Judy Schebler said, “Texting 911 should only be used in areas that accept text if it is not possible to call 911. In a life threatening emergency seconds count and you will get the help needed much quicker by calling instead of texting.”“If you are a Franklin County resident but in the area that your call will go to Ripley County time will be wasted by texting 911,” she added.
Osgood, IN—The Town of Osgood has installed a hot spot at the Osgood Trails to assist with the new eLearning. Gov. Eric Holcomb had announced last week that Indiana schools would all be switching to some sort of eLearning to finish out the 2019-2020 school year. For rural communities, having internet capabilities at home can be difficult.
Batesville, IN — The Batesville City Council voted 4-1 in favor of the 2021 salary ordinances for city employees. All city employees will see at least a one-percent pay increase. The Wastewater Utility Manager will receive a greater increase in order to bring that position’s compensation into line with other similar city positions. The hourly rate offered to seasonal help will also be increased to be more competitive with area wages. Councilman Jim Fritsch cast the lone vote against the two pay ordinances, stating that he felt giving raises in the current economic climate is unfair to Batesville taxpayers.
Press Association As Tonev prepares for his big chance in the green and white hoops, the winger said: “Joining Celtic is unbelievable, and I feel really good about it. I’m delighted to have joined the club and I can’t wait to meet up with my new team-mates and start playing for Celtic.” He added on Celtic’s website: “I already knew all about Celtic. Everybody in Bulgaria knows Celtic. “I spoke to Stiliyan Petrov yesterday and he was very happy for me. He wished me good luck and I hope I can do as well for Celtic as Stiliyan did.” Tonev has won 15 caps for Bulgaria and Villa hoped he could be a Premier League threat when Paul Lambert signed him from Lech Poznan in June 2013. Petrov, who was on the Villa coaching staff at the time after an earlier battle with leukaemia, predicted his countryman could make a substantial impact, but the reality was that Tonev struggled in the English top flight. The move to Scotland could open the door to Champions League football, with Celtic having been handed a dramatic reprieve and a shot at Slovenian side Maribor in a play-off to reach the group stages. The Scottish Premiership champions looked to have seen their hopes killed off by a 6-1 aggregate loss to Legia Warsaw, however the Polish side were later punished for fielding an ineligible player. Celtic manager Ronny Deila believes Tonev has more to offer than he showed in England. Deila told Celtic’s website: “Aleksandar’s a very quick player and he has two good feet which he can shoot with. “He has scored a lot of goals during his time at Lech Poznan and I think he can help bring the club forward with his qualities. We can also make him better.” The Aston Villa player will spend the season with the Scottish champions, who announced on Monday the deal includes an option to buy the 24-year-old next summer. Midfielder Petrov spent seven years with Celtic before taking the opposite path to Tonev, by moving south of the border to join Villa. Aleksandar Tonev will aim to follow the example of fellow Bulgarian Stiliyan Petrov by becoming a Celtic hero after sealing a loan move to Parkhead.