FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailST. GEORGE, Utah-Wednesday, Dixie State men’s basketball announced the signing of former Bingham High School star guard Lleyton Parker.Parker is a 6-3 190-pound prospect who helped lead the Miners to Utah High School state championships in 2016 and 2017.Parker has experience at both the point and shooting guard positions, showcasing his impressive versatility.He also recently completed serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the Paraguay Ascuncion North Mission. August 14, 2019 /Sports News – Local Dixie State Men’s Basketball Adds Lleyton Parker Wednesday Tags: Lleyton Parker Written by Brad James
Sixth-Annual Startup Weekend Evansville To Bring Together People, Ideas, ResourcesAnyone with an idea they’d like to develop into reality, and anyone looking to connect with people to work on a common mission of entrepreneurship is encouraged to take part in Startup Weekend Evansville 6.0, which will be held Friday through Sunday, February 17-19, in the University of Southern Indiana’s Business and Engineering Center.Open regionally to students, faculty, staff and the community, Startup Weekend is a 54-hour event where developers, designers, marketers, product managers and startup enthusiasts come together to share ideas, form teams, build products and launch startups. The Evansville event, the largest of its kind in the state of Indiana, seeks to bring people together to learn, network, bridge the gap between trades, expose potential and realize results.Watch a trailer for Startup Weekend Evansville 6.0Tickets for the event are $30 through February 5 and $45 from February 5-17. Educator and student discounts also are available. Members of the public who just want to watch final pitches, judging and awards can register for Sunday Demo Day tickets for $25, which includes a catered dinner.The keynote speakers for Startup Weekend Evansville 6.0 are Mayor Lloyd Winnecke and Andy Niemeier, director of human resources and finance for Azzip Pizza. Niemeier, who earned a bachelor’s degree from Purdue University and an MBA from Vanderbilt University, will present “If I Knew Then What I Know Now: Considerations for Your Idea Development.”Prizes include marketing consulting from Thrive Marketing Strategies, website hosting and services from Lieberman Technologies, scholarships from the Growth Alliance for Greater Evansville, legal services from Martin IP Law Group, exclusive interview with Evansville Podcast, a six-month membership to the Station Coworking Space, priority consideration for the Indiana University Maurer Intellectual Property Clinic and financial consulting from Solomon Business Solutions.Sponsors for the event include the USI Romain College of Business, Vectren, Growth Alliance for Greater Evansville, Lieberman Technologies, Thrive Marketing Strategies, Evansville Podcast, the the Indiana University Maurer Intellectual Property Clinic, Solomon Business Solutions, Martin IP Law Group, The Station Coworking Space and Heritage Federal Credit Union.For more information, go to www.bit.ly/startupweekendevansville. You also can follow Startup Weekend Evansville on Twitter @StartupEvv and on Facebook at Facebook.com/StartupWeekendEvv.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
Farmington’s oldest home was demolished last week.FARMINGTON – The Butterfield main house was built in 1789 and was the oldest standing wood frame structure in Farmington, until it was demolished by E.L. Vining Co. last week. The structure was part of a pair of homes built by Samuel Butterfield during Farmington’s early beginnings. The second structure, a brick mansion, was converted into what is now Skowhegan Savings Bank, but the main house, fondly referred to as Butterfield’s “Red House” remained a home. It’s been passed between several different owners over the years, and according to Marion Scharoun, current President of the Farmington Historical Society, the last private owner had high hopes that someone might finally step in and save the property.“The owner couldn’t afford to keep it and reached out to us to see if we might take it on. This was about two or three years ago now, and back then we already had three properties we were maintaining, and we couldn’t add more on our plate,” said Scharoun.The Historical Society responded to the previous owner’s call and took photographs of the interior and exterior structure, but in the end declined her request to take the property off of her hands and preserve it as a historical listing on the national registry. But it wasn’t simply the Historical Society’s lack of resources, an organization run predominantly by volunteers, that kept it from taking over the preservation of the Butterfield house.“There were a lot of reasons. The location was bad and part of the issue too was that it wasn’t in its original condition. The exterior and the frame was original, but things had been replaced over the years. I think that also kept it from getting listed in previous years,” said Scharoun. “In the end, I think the house’s fate was a death of a thousand cuts. In hindsight, it’s easy to second guess yourself.”The house was then sold to E.L. Vining Co., and the previous owner stripped the house of its doors and windows to try and save what she could, thinking that E.L. Vining wouldn’t preserve the house. Her inclination was correct. Back in the winter of 2020, Taffy Davis, a volunteer at the Historical Society, saw the proposition for the Butterfield house’s demolition slated on a planning board agenda. The proposition was approved, and the house no longer stands.“We didn’t fight hard enough,” said Scharoun.On social media, the public reacted to the demolition as a true loss of the town, reminiscing about the loss of other historical buildings and wondering what this means for the fate of other reminders of the town’s history that remain.
With the recent release of his Blue Mountain album, Bob Weir is gearing up for a short, cross-country tour in support of the new release. Dubbed the “Campfire Tour,” Weir was slated to play with a small ensemble that included The National’s Aaron Dessner. Today, however, Weir announced that the lineup for his tour would be slightly changing, due to a family emergency with Dessner.With Dessner unable to perform, Weir called up his old friend Steve Kimock for the job, joining Weir on guitar and lap steel. Additionally, Jon Shaw of Shakey Graves and WOLF! will also be joining the band, lending his multi-instrumental talents on mandolin, piano, upright bass and backing vocals.The tour kicks off on October 7th at the Marin County Civic Center in San Rafael, CA, followed by a jaunt across the nation in support of Blue Mountain. Check out the tour schedule below.Bob Weir Blue Mountain Campfire TourSan Rafael, CAMarin County Civic CenterOctober 7, 2016Oakland, CAFox Theatre OaklandOctober 8, 2016Los Angeles, CAThe WilternOctober 10, 2016Upper Darby, PAThe Tower TheatreOctober 12, 2016Brooklyn, NYThe Kings TheatreOctober 14-15, 2016Port Chester, NYThe Capitol TheatreOctober 16, 2016Nashville, TNRyman AuditoriumOctober 19, 2016
Very few people ever get to feel the sense of discovery and wonder that Neil Armstrong felt when he set foot on the moon. Retired sixth grade teacher Scott House gets to feel it on a regular basis—not in space, but in middle Kentucky.Almost every inch of our planet has been discovered. Even the great explorers of our millennium often arrived in a new land only to find that other people had gotten there first. Yet underground, a different story is being told.Kentucky’s Mammoth Cave is the longest cave system in the world – with 390 miles explored thus far. Thanks to cavers like Scott House, more miles are discovered each year. House is president of the Cave Research Foundation, a group of volunteer spelunkers who explore and document new sections of Mammoth Cave. Every month, he goes on a new expedition into the dark depths of the unknown.Caving for LifeMost people are drawn to spelunking by the excitement of seeing the inside of a cave. For House, it was different. “What really attracted me to work in caves was the idea of mapping them,” he says. “I’ve always been a map freak, even when I was a little kid.”House mapped many caves in Missouri before making his way down to Mammoth for the first time in 1983. His obsession with cartography connected him with the Cave Research Foundation, which has been documenting caves since the 1940s.“Every time you map a foot of new passage, you set a new world record. What other endeavor can you do that with? You can only get to the top of Everest. You can’t go up any higher.”But House doesn’t consider himself an adventure seeker. Actually, he says, thrill junkies make terrible cavers in Mammoth Cave.“Caving is not sexy,” House explains. “It’s a slow and methodical process. You may spend eight hours surveying 150 feet of passage.”Mammoth Cave spelunkers come from all backgrounds—doctors, teachers, bankers, and blue-collar workers ranging in age from 15 to 80. They all have a common goal to discover new terrain and make a lasting contribution. They’re succeeding, says Rick Toomey, Director of the Mammoth Cave International Center for Science and Learning, a partnership between Mammoth Cave National Park and Western Kentucky University. Toomey facilitates scientific research at the park, connecting spelunkers with researchers.“Mapping is no trivial thing,” explains Toomey, who has also worked in the cave as a paleontologist. “Most of the cave environment isn’t something you can detect from the surface. Aerial photos can provide valuable information about the park’s forests, but not about what’s underground.” 1 2 3 4
Indonesia has received a total of 200 ventilators for hospitalized COVID-19 patients through separate partnerships with the United States and Australia, the Foreign Affairs Ministry announced on Thursday. Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi said the country received 100 ventilators from the US on Wednesday, the first shipment of 1,000 promised ventilators.“On July 21, support and partnership [supplies] from the Australian government in the form of 100 ventilators have arrived in Jakarta,” Retno said during a press briefing on Thursday. “All of [the ventilators] will be given to the head of the National Disaster Mitigation Agency [BNPB], as the leader of our national COVID-19 task force,” she added.The national COVID-19 task force previously said that, as of April, all of the country’s 34 provinces lacked the minimum amount of ventilators in hospitals.In June, Indonesia received five ventilators jointly procured by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM). The five were the first shipment of an expected 33 ventilators.The Research and Technology Ministry and the National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN) announced in early June that Indonesia would produce 100 to 300 ventilators with state-owned weapons manufacturer Pindad, hospital equipment maker PT Poly Jaya Medikal, electronics manufacturer PT LEN and automotive holding company Dharma Group, among other companies.In partnership with the ministry, several universities have produced additional ventilators. The University of Indonesia, for example, gave the first five ventilators it produced to the national COVID-19 task force in late June and plans to produce 300 more to be donated to hospitals.Topics :
Sophie Nightingale and Tom Gilbert enjoying Palm Cove beach. PICTURE: STEWART McLEANFOR Far North locals it can be an up-market venue reserved for up-market occasions, like an engagement party or Grandma’s 80th; for southerners, it’s the postcard-inspired tropical retreat they’ve dreamt of during bleak winters.Either way, Palm Cove is held with an undeniable esteem.Real estate agent and local resident Susan Plummer has had her finger on the Palm Cove pulse for almost two decades.“I sold my first block of land in the area 18 years ago for $97,500 – not that long ago I resold the same block for $500,000,” she said. Tourism surged in the ’90s, sparking a flurry of investment and media interest in the Northern Beaches darling.Palm Cove prospered until the Global Financial Crisis, which Mrs Plummer said was like “someone had turned the tap off”.“We had a down market for about eight years, which is something unheard of, and only in the last two years has it finally changed,” she said.More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms3 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns3 days agoNow, the Raine & Horne Palm Cove principal is feeling nothing but optimism.“We have an influx of southerners from June to the end of October,” she said.“In the first week of their holiday they are exploring, and by the end of the second week they starting to think that they want their own slice of Palm Cove.“I have to be reminded sometimes, when people come into the office and say ‘aren’t those hills beautiful’ – it’s easy to take them for granted when you see them every day.”About 25km from Cairns, Palm Cove was previously known as Palm Beach before being renamed to avoid confusion with the suburb on Sydney’s Northern Beaches.Palm Cove resident and jewellery store owner Sally Palmer “fell in love with the place” when she first visited with her husband and children 20 years ago.“From then on we came back every school holidays. It’s such a lovely, relaxed lifestyle,” she said. “We have gone to many places around the world and Palm Cove is up there with the best.”Mrs Palmer and her husband own a property at the “Old Palm Cove”, an area east of the Captain Cook Highway also known as the “Golden Triangle”.
Crédit Agricole tenders 10 mandatesCrédit Agricole’s Italian pension fund – Fondo Pensione Gruppo Bancario Crédit Agricole Italia – has launched a search for 10 managers to take on a range of five-year mandates.The fund said it was looking for three firms to manage each of three investment compartments – Horizon 10, Horizon 20 and Horizon 30 – and a manager to run a fourth investment compartment, Ethical.The Horizon 10 line (Linea Orizzonte 10) is a balanced 90/10 bond/equity portfolio, which had €106m in assets at the end of April, and an annual inflow of around €9m.Horizon 20, meanwhile, has a 70/30 bond/equity split and €102m of assets, while Horizon 30 has a 50/50 bond/equity profile and €162m of assets.The Ethical line is to be a new compartment, with a bond/equity split of 40/60.The deadline for tenders is 1pm on 17 June.Banking fund hunts €6m asset managerMulti-employer bank sector pension fund Fondo Pensione Nazionale BCC/CRA has put out a search for a manager for assets of its newly-established “TFR tacito” compartment.The deadline for applications is noon on 10 June.The fund, which had total net assets of €2.3bn at the end of 2018, said the mandate would be for around five years and involve an estimated €6m of assets initially, with a recurring gross annual contribution flow currently equal to about €700,000.Fondo BCC/CRA said that, for this type of fund, candidates were required to draw up an appropriate proposal for how they would achieve the return according to the terms of the agreement, indicating a benchmark or a maximum volatility target level.Fondo Cometa wants risk managerItalian industry-wide pension fund Fondo Cometa has announced it is looking for a risk manager.The fund said its board had resolved to select a consultant to help the fund meet its risk management obligations under the domestic legislation implementing the EU’s IORP II directive.Interested candidates are to notify the fund via email by 6pm on 7 June. Italian telecoms sector pension fund Fondo Telemaco has awarded a €220m mandate for active fixed income to Allianz Global Investors, as part of the fund’s ‘prudent’ investment line.Allianz GI, which was awarded the mandate following a tender process originally launched in November 2018, said the mandate would be managed by its London-based global fixed income team.Irshaad Ahmad, Allianz GI’s managing director and head of institutional for Europe, and Anna Vigliotti, director and head of institutional business development for Italy, said: “We are honoured that Telemaco, one of the most well-known pension funds in Italy, has awarded us this important mandate.”The decision confirmed AllianzGI’s capacity to respond to client demands with distinctive and innovative investments and customised solutions, the pair said.
Russian gas company PAO Novatek has shipped its first cargoes of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the Yamal LNG project to China via the Northern Sea Route.To commemorate the occasion, the arrival of LNG carriers Vladimir Rusanov and Eduard Toll was celebrated in the Chinese port of Jiangsu Rudong.The two ships took 19 days to complete their voyage from the port of Sabetta through the Northern Sea Route to the destination port, considerably cut when compared to 35 days for the traditional eastern route via the Suez Canal and the Strait of Malacca, Novatek said.“This voyage begins a new era of Russian LNG shipments to meet the growing natural gas demands of the Asian-Pacific markets using the Northern Sea Route of the Arctic Ocean,” Leonid Mickhelson, Chairman of Novatek’s Management Board, said. “The Northern Sea Route ensures shorter transportation time and lower costs, which plays a key role in developing our hydrocarbon fields on the Yamal and Gydan peninsulas. Our vast high-quality, conventional natural gas resource base combined with low capital intensity and operation and transportation costs positions Novatek’s LNG projects among the most competitive projects globally.”Novatek commenced shipping via the Northern Sea Route in 2010 carrying liquid hydrocarbons by high-tonnage tankers to the Asian-Pacific countries.Now, the company is shipping Russian LNG along the route with its purpose-built LNG-carriers, which are able to cross the Russian Arctic region without the escort of an ice-breaker.
Promoted ContentWhat Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Who’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeThese TV Characters Left The Show And It Just Got Better10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do10 Awesome TV Series That Got Cancelled Way Too Soon12 Iconic Actors Whose Careers Were Stunted By A Single MovieA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day Yurchenko said he had sent two letters to World Athletics “concerning our cooperation and in regard to scandalous situations, which had left an impact on our relations for many years”.In comments used by TASS news agency, Yurchenko said he had agreed with accusations made by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) against RUSAF on the wrongdoings in the case of high jumper Danil Lysenko, in which “forged documents and false explanations” were provided as an alibi to his whereabouts, as required by anti-doping rules.In January, the AIU, the independent anti-doping watchdog for track and field, recommended World Athletics maintain the exclusion of RUSAF and the freeze on Russian athletes competing under a neutral flag unless it failed to provide evidence in the Lysenko case, which had proved to be a tipping point.Yurchenko, who also apologised for the negative consequences from the Lysenko case, said his second letter was sent to World Athletics chief Sebastian Coe.“First of all, he (Coe) will be personally supervising sanctions, which may be imposed over doping scandals, and will initiate the process of issuing to Russian athletes neutral status permits for their participation in international tournaments,” Yurchenko said. Yevgeny Yurchenko is the new head of Russia’s rebranded athletics federation WADA says Russia “manipulated” data from an anti-doping laboratory in Moscow, the latest episode in a scandal which started with the revelation in 2015 of long-term institutional doping that involved senior officials, secret agents and trafficked urine vials. Under the sanctions, Russian sportsmen and women will still be allowed to compete at the Olympics this summer as neutrals, but only if they can demonstrate that they were not part of the doping network. This was also the case at the Pyeongchang Winter Games in 2018. – Rebranded track federation – Russia’s under-fire track and field body RUSAF has come under increasing pressure from high-profile athletes at home, notably three-time high-jump world champion Mariya Lasitskene, for its handling of the scandal. Yevgeny Yurchenko, who at the last minute became the sole candidate and is believed to be backed by the Kremlin, was named RUSAF’s new head last month in an attempt to brush out the old and usher in the new. Read Also: Tokyo 2020 sport climbing test event to go ahead without athletes“His other message was that the process of RUSAF’s membership reinstatement with World Athletics is set to be launched.”In Monaco, the World Athletics council will also discuss the effects of the spread of the coronavirus, with several members taking part remotely by teleconference because of travel restrictions in their countries.The COVID-19 outbreak has already caused the world indoor championships in Nanjing, China, to be moved from this month to 2021, and the world half-marathon champs in Gdynia, Poland, to be re-scheduled from March 29 to October 17.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 World Athletics will decide Thursday whether to start the procedure of reinstating the new-look Russian athletics federation, as well as initiating the process to allow Russian athletes who test clean to compete under a neutral banner at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Russia is facing a four-year ban from international competition because of state-sponsored doping Russia has been suspended by World Athletics (then known as the IAAF) since 2015 over repeated doping scandals – a ban upheld 12 times – and has been fighting for readmission. Moscow’s case has been made more complicated after the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) in December imposed a four-year ban from all international sporting competitions on Russia over what it considers a state-sponsored programme of doping, a suspension the country took to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). CAS, the world’s highest sporting court, will now have to decide whether to confirm the WADA ban, or listen to Russia’s case against the sanction. A ruling is not expected before May, with the Tokyo Olympics scheduled to start on July 24, in just 135 days. The International Olympic Committee said CAS had to make a clear-cut decision, with no room for “any kind of interpretation”, over whether Russia was to be banned not just from Tokyo, but also the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing and the 2022 football World Cup in Qatar. Loading…