Prep Sports Roundup: 12/7

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBoys BasketballCentral Utah PreviewRICHFIELD, Utah-Krue Stubbs netted 12 points and 9 rebounds as the Parowan Rams gashed North Sevier 51-42 at the Sevier Valley Center during the Central Utah Preview Saturday. Marshall Okerlund had 13 points and 10 rebounds in the loss for the Wolves, who fell to 4-2 on the season. The Rams improved to 3-0 with the win in this nightcap game of the preview.RICHFIELD, Utah-Joshua Thalma posted 25 points and 12 rebounds on 10-15 from the field, including a dunk, as the Richfield Wildcats pummeled Delta 57-32 Saturday at the Sevier Valley Center during the Central Utah Preview. The Wildcats improved to 3-2 with the win. Derek Smith posted 14 points and 8 rebounds in defeat for the Rabbits, who fell to 2-4.RICHFIELD, Utah-Grady Thompson and Kevin Clark posted 15 points apiece on a combined 12-17 from the field as the Manti Templars stymied Morgan 63-50 Saturday at the Central Utah Preview at the Sevier Valley Center. The proficient Templars shot 56.4 percent from the field and 62.5 percent behind the arc with textbook execution throughout the game. Manti improved to 5-0 with the win while Morgan fell to 2-2. Carter Thackeray’s 20 points on 9-14 led the Trojans in the loss.RICHFIELD, Utah-Taylor Wood posted 14 points on 6-8 shooting as the Grantsville Cowboys bested South Sevier 55-41 Saturday during the Central Utah Preview at the Sevier Valley Center. Taylor Wood had 14 points on 6-8 shooting for the Cowboys in the win as they improved to 2-3. Brandt Williams netted 14 points and 7 rebounds in the loss for the Rams, dropping them to 1-3.RICHFIELD, Utah-Sam Orton’s 21 points and 14 rebounds led the way as the Kanab Cowboys improved to 5-0 on the season by besting the Monticello Buckaroos 56-46 Saturday at the Sevier Valley Center during the Central Utah Preview. Clay Shakespear added 11 points and 9 rebounds and Nathaniel “Hoss” Houston stepped up with 11 points and 5 boards for the Cowboys. Cedar English netted 14 points and 6 rebounds on 7-13 shooting in defeat for the Buckaroos as they fell to 0-3.RICHFIELD, Utah-Tyler Mason netted 13 points and 4 rebounds on 3-6 from the field and 5-6 at the foul line as the Juab Wasps routed Providence Hall 67-46 Saturday during the Central Utah Preview at the Sevier Valley Center. Treyson Langford added 13 points on 5-7 from the field for the Wasps, who improved to 2-3 on the season. Dustin Mortensen had 16 points on 5-10 from the field for the Patriots in the loss, dropping them to 1-4.Bear River Winter ClassicGARLAND, Utah-Mark Huber’s 15 points led the way as the Bear River Bears routed North Sanpete 65-45 at the Bear River Winter Classic Saturday. Landon Bowles paced the Hawks in the loss with 11 points.Region 20JUNCTION, Utah-Treyson Roberts posted 26 points and the Bryce Valley Mustangs downed Piute 71-62 Saturday in Region 20 boys basketball action. Kelby Jessen had 23 points for the Thunderbirds in the loss.PANGUITCH, Utah-Ryker Hatch’s 13 points led the Panguitch Bobcats to a 60-37 rout of Wayne in Region 20 boys basketball action Saturday.Buffalo ClassicORDERVILLE, Utah-Ricky Bullock netted 24 points and the Valley Buffaloes pounded Monument Valley 87-47 Saturday at the Buffalo Classic at Valley High School. Dekyio June had 13 points in the loss for the Cougars.Prolook ShootoutOREM, Utah-Mike Saunders posted 25 points and Richards Isaacs Jr. added 24 more as the Wasatch Academy Tigers outlasted the Rocky Mountain (Colo.) Lobos 96-94 in double overtime Saturday at Orem High School as part of the Prolook Shootout.Non-RegionMILFORD, Utah-Paul McSlarrow’s 17 points led the way as the Waterford Ravens smacked the Milford Tigers 59-42 Saturday in non-region boys basketball action. Zach Sherwood’s 20 points led Milford in the loss.Girls BasketballCowboy ClassicKANAB, Utah-The Pine View Panthers bested North Sevier 45-35 Saturday at the Cowboy Classic at Kanab High School.KANAB, Utah-Kenzie Jones amassed 14 points and the South Sevier Rams edged Kanab 42-41 at Kanab High School at the Cowboy Classic. Grayce Glover had 18 points in the loss for Kanab.Desert Hills Holiday ClassicST. GEORGE, Utah-Jarica Steck netted 16 points and the Richfield Wildcats smacked the Box Elder Bees 39-26 Saturday at the Desert Hills Holiday Classic. Ashlyn Reeder had 11 points in the loss for the Bees.Dixie Border ClassicST. GEORGE, Utah-Jasmin Rangel’s 12 points led the Manti Templars in a 58-50 loss to the Legacy (Nev.) Longhorns at the Dixie Border Classic Saturday at Dixie High School.Shannon Johnson TournamentVERNAL, Utah-The Millard Eagles smacked Union 44-26 Saturday at Uintah High School at the Shannon Johnson Tournament.VERNAL, Utah-The Millard Eagles pounded Class 5-A Orem 60-29 at Uintah High School at the Shannon Johnson Tournament Saturday.VERNAL, Utah-Jordan Bianco stepped up with 21 points as the Carbon Dinos smacked Wasatch Academy 50-37 Saturday at the Shannon Johnson Tournament at Uintah High School. Debora Reis had 17 points and 10 rebounds in the loss for the Tigers.VERNAL, Utah-Kayla Jackson posted 23 points as the Springville Red Devils edged Wasatch Academy 42-39 at the Shannon Johnson Tournament at Uintah High School Saturday. Debora Reis led the Tigers in the loss with 12 points. Tags: Juab Wasps basketball December 7, 2019 /Sports News – Local Prep Sports Roundup: 12/7 Written by Brad Jameslast_img read more

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US Navy issues RFP for FFG(X) frigate contract

first_img Photo: Austal’s proposal for the US Navy’s FFG(X) frigate. Photo: Austal View post tag: FFG(X) View post tag: US Navy The US Navy released a request for proposals (RFP) for the guided missile frigate FFG(X) detail design and construction contract on June 20.Now Austal, Huntington Ingalls Industries, Fincantieri Marinette Marine and General Dynamics Bath Iron Works will compete for the contract to build the first 10 ships (one base ship and nine option ships).Lockheed Martin withdrew from the competition earlier but said it would supply systems to the winning company.The RFP provides for a full and open competition and will result in a contract awarded to one company in fiscal year 2020.Major warfare systems that the US Navy would like to have on the frigate include an Aegis-derivative COMBATSS-21 combat management system, a C4I suite, an Enterprise Air Surveillance Radar (EASR), Mk53 Decoy Launching System (Nulka), a SeaRAM Mk15 Mod 31 in addition to a UAV and an MH-60R helicopter.What the navy is particularly interested in is the ship’s vertical launch cell potential to support Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile Block 2 and/or Standard Missile-2 Active missiles.To reach the navy’s full requirement of 20 FFG(X)s, a second contract is planned closer to fiscal year 2025 for the next 10 ships to ensure more accurate pricing on out-year ships. This will be beyond the six years planned for this initial contract. Share this articlelast_img read more

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Assistant/Associate Professor- Beef Cattle Research & Extension

first_imgBenefits EligibilityBenefits Eligible Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/orCertification Tenure StatusTenure Track Negotiable DepartmentCAES Animal & Dairy Science About the University of Georgia Posting Specific QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsCover LetterOther Documents #1Unofficial TranscriptsResume/CVOptional DocumentsOther Documents #2 FLSA This is a nine-month, tenure track or tenured appointment (80%Extension, 20%research, position) with two months of summer salary (11.111% permonth) guaranteed in the Department of Animal and Dairy Science (ADS, ads.caes.uga.edu) in the College of Agriculture andEnvironmental Sciences at the University of Georgia as long as theExtension appointment is maintained with the ability to generate anadditional month of summer salary from generated funds. Theposition will be located at the UGA Tifton Campus. The UGA TiftonCampus lies in the heart of South Georgia agricultureand is the home of the Coastal Plain Experiment Station. Theindividual is expected to develop and provide leadership for arelevant nationally/internationally recognized beef cattleExtension and research program. Extension activities includeinteraction with county agents and other scientists in developing astate-of-the-art information/technology transfer program for theGeorgia Beef Industry. The position will direct the TiftonBullEvaluation Center and Heifer Evaluation and ReproductiveDevelopment ( HERD ) Program.Research activities will be determined based on the successfulcandidate’s area of expertise, but emphasis will be placed on anexternally funded, applied research program. This faculty memberwill serve as a resource on beef production for county Extensionagents, cattlemen and the agribusiness sector in the state and playan active role in state junior livestock programs. About the College/Unit/Department Posting TypeExternal Retirement PlanTRS or ORP Location of VacancyTifton Area College/Unit/Department websitehttps://ads.caes.uga.edu/ Faculty RankOpen Rank Posting NumberF0807P Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety,IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access tochemicals and medications)No Credit and P-Card policy Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position?No Is this a Position of Trust?Yes Effective End Date (for Limited-Term postings) Anticipated Start Date07/01/2021 Duties/Responsibilities Employment TypeEmployee A thorough understanding of current beef cattle practices ispreferred. Candidates should have demonstrated skills andaccomplishments in verbal and written communication, interpersonalrelationships, and science communication and must be supportive ofthe land-grant system. The successful candidate will have todemonstrate that they can conduct applied research and develop arelevant beef Extension program. The ability to publish inExtension, scientific and trade publications and the ability tosecure extramural funding are expected. Excellent research andservice with demonstrated ability to engage in a scholarlycommunity and secure external funding to support creative work inline with the programmatic areas. Creative and statistical softwarebackground appropriate to the discipline. Advertised SalarySalary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Position Details Classification TitleOpen Rank Open until filledYes Position Summary Does this position have operation, access, or control offinancial resources?No Does this position have direct interaction or care of childrenunder the age of 18 or direct patient care?No Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies Terminal degree appropriate for the discipline. The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/AffirmativeAction employer. All qualified applicants will receiveconsideration for employment without regard to race, color,religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, geneticinformation, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation orprotected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations orassistance with the accessibility of materials related to thissearch are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]). Is driving a responsibility of this position?Yes Percentage Of Time100 Physical Demands The University of Georgia ( UGA ), a land-grant and sea-grantuniversity with statewide commitments and responsibilities is thestate’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversifiedinstitution of higher education ( http://www.uga.edu/ ). UGA is currentlyranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News &World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens,approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campusesin Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-charteredUniversity in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-timestaff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 studentsincluding over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate andprofessional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools andcolleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta Universityhoused on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens. Duties/Responsibilities UnderutilizationMinorities & Females Additional Requirements EEO Statement Contract TypeAcademic (9 mo.) The UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences ( CAES )is among the best and most established U.S. colleges ofagriculture. In its classrooms, its Agricultural ExperimentStations, and its statewide network of UGA Cooperative Extensionoffices, the faculty, and staff of CAES are dedicated todiscovering, teaching, and delivering the science required forhealthy living to flourish in Georgia. Agricultural andenvironmental sciences are only as important as the food you eat,the clothes you wear, and the water and air around you. To improvethe quality and guard the safety of life’s necessities, CAES hasgathered world-renowned scientists and exceptional students.University of Georgia’s Tifton Campus (http://tifton.caes.uga.edu/)is situated in the heart of one of the leading and most dynamicagricultural areas of the Southeast U.S. Tifton is a friendly citywith a population of 17,000 located along I-75 in south-centralGeorgia (http://www.tifton.net/) with easy access to Atlanta’sInternational Airport. The UGA Tifton Campus includes 7,000 acreswithin south Georgia inclusive of field research facilities atAlma, Attapulgus, Camilla, Lyons, Midville, Plains, and Tifton. UGAresearchers also collaborate with USDA Agricultural ResearchService scientists based on campus. It’s the home of the CoastalPlain Experiment Station. Students attending classes on the UGATifton Campus can earn a UGA Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, aMaster’s Degree in Plant Protection, or other degree majors. Thecampus is also home to the National Environmentally SoundProduction Agriculture Laboratory, a collaborative,interdisciplinary research program that develops agriculturalmethods that safeguard natural resources.http://www.caes.uga.edu/about/overview.htmlhttp://www.caes.uga.edu/about/overview/snapshot.html Inquiries about the position should be directed to Professor LawtonStewart ([email protected]). Materials to be uploaded include a coverletter along with a statement of research and Extension interests(as Other Document #1; not to exceed three pages) addressing thecandidate’s experience relative to the responsibilities of theposition, a copy of transcripts, and curriculum vitae. Selectedapplicants will be required to submit to a background investigationdemonstrating eligibility for employment with the University ofGeorgia and provide official transcripts. Job Posting Date01/19/2021 Develop and provide leadership for a relevantnationally/internationally recognized beef cattle Extension andresearch program. Extension activities will include interactionwith county agents and other scientists in developing astate-of-the-art information/technology transfer program for theGeorgia Beef Industry. The position will direct the Tifton BullEvaluation Center and Heifer Evaluation and ReproductiveDevelopment ( HERD ) Program. Research activities will bedetermined based on the successful candidate’s area of expertise,but emphasis will be placed on an externally funded, appliedresearch program. Special Instructions to Applicants Posting Details Does this position require a P-Card?No Job Closing Date Working TitleAssistant/Associate Professor- Beef Cattle Research &Extension Candidates should hold a PhD in Animal Science or related fieldwith emphasis in beef cattle. To be considered at the rank ofAssociate Professor, candidates must have at least 5 full years inrank at the Assistant Professor level. To be eligible for tenureupon appointment, candidates must be appointed as an Associateprofessor, have been tenured at a prior institution, and bring ademonstrably national reputation to the institution. Candidatesmust be approved for tenure upon appointment before hire.Appointment, Promotion & Tenure of Academic Rank Faculty foundhere:https://provost.uga.edu/faculty-affairs/UGA_Guidelines_for_APT_approved_2_2020.pdfDiscipline-specific criteria and procedures for promotion andtenure with Animal and Dairy Science found here:https://provost.uga.edu/_resources/documents/ptucriteria/animal-and-dairy-science-ptu-2019.pdf Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions withfinancial responsibilities. For additional information about thecredit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website. Minimum Qualificationslast_img read more

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London bakery smashes crowdfunding target

first_imgThe Snapery, the London-based artisan bakery, has soared through its crowdfunding target of £5,000 to raise funds for the installation of a new bakery.By the end of the campaign, the Bermondsey-based sourdough specialist has been pledged £9,213 by 288 backers. The money will help the bakery move to a new site and install larger equipment, including a five-deck oven, which will increase production capacity by five times.Backers have been promised a range of rewards, from a free loaf to sourdough bread-making lessons at the bakery.Richard Snapes, founder of The Snapery, said of the funds: “It’s going towards the cost of the installation of the space and a new staff member.”“We’ve got the oven and we’ve got some retarders but we don’t have the mixer we want yet.”He added: “With this oven we can employ someone and get everything done in a fraction of the time, it’s so exciting.”The Snapery supplies sourdough, ciabatta and focaccia breads wholesale to local foodservice clients including Casse Croute and Bar Tozino. Although it currently only supplies to the public by request, Snapes is keen to find a retail outlet to sell his bread, saying: “We are looking for a market at the moment.”The bakery was founded by Snapes in 2014, after he decided to turn his hobby into a career, and has gone from strength to strength. His favourite sourdough starter to use was born from Ukrainian hop flowers, which he says gives his bread a unique taste.Fans of Snapes’ bread include food writer Olia Hercules, who featured his bread extensively in her cookbook Mamushka and on TV appearances including Saturday Kitchen and Sunday Brunch.Filbert’s BakeryCrowdfunding is increasingly being used by bakeries both to avoid onerous bank loans and to gain publicity for their businesses. Another recent example is Lancaster-based Filbert’s Bakery, which has nearly raised the funds needed to replace its mixer on website Indiegogo after the previous one broke on Christmas Eve.Joe Duirwyn, co-owner at Filbert’s, said: “We are a small business that barely covers costs and we still have outstanding loans and investment to pay off from our opening three years ago, so we couldn’t really afford to take on more debt.“We were going to try and finance it ourselves but would have had to look at very low budget machines, which would have been a false economy.  A number of our customers gave us a bit of cash towards it and suggested running a crowdfunder; enough people suggested it so we thought we’d give it a try.”last_img read more

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Watch Funk Supergroup Dr. Klaw Funk Up The 15th Annual Bayou Rendezvous In NOLA [Videos]

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One of the rare opportunities to see funk supergroups came at the Bayou Rendezvous, a charitable fundraiser for the New Orleans Musicians Clinic at New Orleans’ Howlin’ Wolf last Friday night. Celebrating its 15th year, the event producers, as per usual, used Bayou Rendezvous to help out worthy local charities while simultaneously hosting some amazing music.Eric Krasno (Lettuce/Soulive), Nick Daniels III (Dumpstaphunk/Neville Brothers), Nigel Hall (Lettuce), Ian Neville (Dumpstaphunk), Alvin Ford Jr., Ryan Zoidis (Lettuce), and Rashawn Ross (Dave Matthews) were joined by The Shady Horns (Lettuce), Wil Blades, Khris Royal (Dark Matter) and The Nth Power‘s Nikki Glaspie for a mind-blowing and smile-inducing set of creamy funk goodness under the Dr. Klaw battle flag. That these all-stars were together at all was a gift, but the fact that they had gathered to help their own face the pending heath care crisis made the night even more important.The 15th Annual Bayou Rendezvous Takes Over The Howlin’ Wolf For Jazz Fest [Photos]We’ve already seen some stellar photos from that night, but thanks to our own Rex Thomson, we are going to get to watch and listen to some of the magic that took place at this wonderful charity event. We hope you enjoy the videos to follow and that you consider helping the very worthy cause at the heart of the matter. Few cities are as densely populated by and as in-tune with their musician population as New Orleans. As such, the city has long recognized the need to help financially support the many players who face health care issues that can easily fall through the ever widening cracks in the system. So, while you enjoy these clips and the ones to come from the Monophonics and the Bayou Rendezvous All-Stars, please consider helping support the folks trying to make sure the music doesn’t stop when the players find themselves turned away from needed aid.  You can reach out and donate to the New Orleans Musician’ Clinic here, and watch some stellar videos from the event below! Enjoy![Photo courtesy of Chad Anderson]Dr. Klaw‘last_img read more

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Lecture explores non-profits

first_img“You can make a good living and a good life in non-profit service,” he said.  “Non-profit organizations span the political spectrum and seek employees with all kinds of talents.” Those who choose to work for non-profit organizations look for a purpose and not just a paycheck, Notre Dame graduate Raymond C. Offenheiser said Tuesday evening.Offenheiser, president of Oxfam America, a non-profit international development and relief agency, delivered the keynote address at the eighth annual Making a Living, Making a Difference program, held in the Andrews Auditorium of Geddes Hall. “Social change happens right before your eyes and there is a constant stream of new issues,” he said.  “You can never get bored at a non-profit organization.”  The event, co-sponsored by the Center for Social Concerns and the Career Center, offers students information about the non-profit sector and an opportunity to explore career paths in public service. Although salaries tend to be lower in the public sector, there are more generous social benefits than in the private sector and you are able to receive more responsibility earlier, Offenheiser said.  “The greatest thing about non-profit work is that it puts social teaching and social values at the core,” he said.  “You engage in direct service and are driven by a certain mission.” “In practice, we are frontline responders to natural disasters and work with other organizations that seek to address poverty,” he said.   According to Offenheiser, working for a non-profit means working in a world where learning never stops. “Working for a non-profit is intellectually stimulating and will fill your life with meaning, purpose and satisfaction,” he said. Offenheiser’s agency, Oxfam America, an affiliate of Oxfam International, works to fight poverty and injustice around the world.  Offenheiser said it is rewarding to know you are making a difference in someone else’s life. “Working for a non-profit has given me a chance to bond with some of the most amazing people I have ever met,” Offenheiser said. “My colleagues make me want to get up in the morning. The quality of people working in the non-profit sector is amazing.” The evening concluded with an information fair, featuring representatives from various non-profit organizations and a fireside chat with Offenheiser.last_img read more

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Area Reps Introduce Plan To Give Popular Vote More Weight In New York State

first_imgImage by AD Simko/WNYNewsNow.JAMESTONW – As New York voters watch the 2020 presidential campaign from the sidelines, two area representatives in Albany have introduced legislation that would give New Yorkers more of a voice in the process by requiring the state’s electoral votes to more accurately reflect the popular vote.Senator George Borrello and Assemblyman Andy Goodell say under the current system, all of New York’s electoral votes are cast for the presidential candidate that receives the greatest number of votes statewide.This “winner-take-all” approach enables a presidential candidate to win the election based on wins in a few key states, without consideration of the millions of people who may have voted for a different candidate.Currently in use by Maine and Nebraska, the officials say a congressional district method results in a more proportional allocation of electoral votes overall, while preserving the constitutionally-mandated Electoral College. “Every campaign season, citizens are encouraged to exercise their right to vote and are barraged with messaging that their ‘vote matters.’ Yet, every four years, that notion is wholly undermined when the two major party candidates for president focus their presence, platform and resources on a handful of swing states, at the expense of New York voters whose electoral votes are a foregone conclusion under the current system,” said Senator Borrello. “Regional political differences are obscured and it increases assumptions by people in both parties that their vote for president is irrelevant.”Assemblyman Goodell noted that the congressional district system could easily be implemented through the passage of legislation, without any amendments to the Constitution.“Although the Constitution established the Electoral College system, it does not mandate the framework by which states must choose electors or allocate electoral votes. The congressional district method is a proven  alternative that would achieve the goal of strengthening New Yorkers’ influence in presidential campaigns. It is entirely consistent with the electoral process that our Founding Fathers originally designed, while reflecting more accurately the popular vote within the state,” said Assemblyman Andy Goodell.The legislation advanced by Senator Borrello and Assemblyman Goodell stands in contrast to a measure Governor Cuomo signed into law in 2016 that committed New York to the National Popular Vote compact, an interstate agreement in which member states pledge all of their electoral votes to the candidate who wins the popular vote nationwide, even if that candidate received few votes within the state.Such an approach makes a mockery of the vote within each state, and dilutes the importance and value of individual state rights.“Although the notion of essentially eliminating the Electoral College in favor of a nationwide popular vote has support, such a switch would actually incentivize candidates to further narrow their focus to just a few large states or a handful of major metropolitan areas. Smaller states and less densely populated regions of the country would be ignored,” said Senator Borrello.  “Our framers had the foresight to see that a two-step election process would be a check and balance against a few large states essentially choosing the president for the entire nation.”Goodell noted that, “The method we are proposing would encourage candidates to campaign in New York because of the political diversity of its different regions. Both Republican and Democratic candidates would have the potential of winning electoral votes here. We’ve seen that happen in both Maine and Nebraska under this system.”In 2008, Nebraska’s 2nd Congressional District went to Democratic nominee Barack Obama although the rest of the state went to Republican nominee John McCain. Similarly, in 2016, Republican candidate Donald Trump won the 2nd Congressional District in Maine, while the remaining state votes went to Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.“Our right to vote is one of America’s most cherished liberties. A key part of encouraging higher turnout is creating a system where citizens feel their vote has an impact,” said Assemblyman Goodell. “Making this change to our presidential election process would be a strong step in that direction.” Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Clips of the Week: To Sochi and Beyond

first_imgClips of the Week: To Sochi and Beyond features some of the most gnarly and absurd skiers around to up your stoke for the Winter Olympics! From Ski Ballet in the 1985 Breckenridge Games to all-nude downhill, check out these incredible videos for some deep powder fun.First up, let’s go back in time. Ever heard of Bandy or Skijoring? Yeah, we haven’t either. Along with those failed Olympic Sports, perhaps the most entertaining is Ski Ballet, seen in this clip from the 1985 Breckenridge Olympics. Next time you are waiting in line for the chairlift, try balancing on your tips and pole-ing into a back-touch somersault. Legit.Second in line is Nike Ski’s Peaks to the Parks. Check out American freeskier Sammy Carlson tear up everything from the powder of Alaska to the parks at Mammoth. And the cinematography in this thing. Killer.In Cinedrones Are Awesome, the guys over at Antimedia send these powerful gadgets soaring high over some bad-a skiers as they rip up some massive terrain. Some seriously cool footage coupled with a great soundtrack from indie-rockers Alt-J produces great results.Last but certainly not least, a clip for the (ah hem) adults. In this section of Patagonia’s Valhalla, which just won Ski Movie of the Year at the Powder Video Awards, some brave souls bare all in a part-hysterical, part-epic nude downhill adventure. Imagine shredding up some waist-deep pow with all of your goods and packages swaying in the breeze. Like we said, hysterical and epic. Disclaimer: Naked Ski Bums EVERYWHERE.last_img read more

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Condoms Filled with Drugs Confiscated in Bolivia

first_imgBy Dialogo December 18, 2012 The Bolivian police seized 121 kilos of liquid cocaine wrapped in condoms and stored in cans of hearts of palm that were to be shipped to Africa and Europe, after passing through Chile, a prosecutor reported on December 14. Counter narcotics prosecutor Miguel Trigo Rocha, told local TV channels that operations were carried out in Cochabamba, 560 miles east of La Paz, where they found empty boxes of condoms that were used to wrap the drugs in a private home. “We found several empty boxes of condoms, which were placed (with the drugs) inside cans of hearts of palm, and sealed afterwards,” said the prosecutor, who also confirmed that a counter drug authority had said in previous versions that the liquid drug amounted to 121 kilos. The drugs were canned in Cochabamba and taken to Oruro, near Chile. Regional anti-drug commander Colonel Iván Tapia, stated that the substance found on December 16 “was inside 1,499 cans of hearts of palm” on a busy road northbound to Chile. Prior investigations by the prosecutor’s office showed that the drugs were destined for Africa, before being sent to Europe. According to the United Nations, Bolivia is the third largest cocaine producer, after Peru and Colombia.last_img read more

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DA: Bay Shore Woman Scammed $500K from Elderly Man

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Lisa Ferkovich allegedly scammed a man for $500,000, authorities said.A woman with three aliases who allegedly stole approximately half a million dollars from an elderly North Babylon man she befriended while out on bond in a separate identity theft case will be arraigned Monday on new charges, authorities said.Lisa Ferkovich, who was arrested outside her current address in Bay Shore on Nov. 27, was charged with grand larceny as a hate crime. The current indictment will be unsealed Monday at First District Court in Central Islip.Suffolk County prosecutors said Ferkovich became friends with an 83-year-old man in a North Babylon supermarket during the summer and gained his trust.The man’s bank accounts were “drained” during the alleged scam, Suffolk District Attorney Thomas Spota said in a statement, adding that his mutual fund holdings were also improperly accessed. Ferkovich allegedly “rolled up $35,000 in bills using his credit cards,” Spota added.Approximately $500,000 was allegedly stolen from the elderly man, authorities said.Ferkovich has also been charged in a separate case in which she allegedly prayed on another elderly man by stealing his identity and using his identification to buy three vehicles, including a Mercedes, Spota said.The district attorney said four elderly men in the metropolitan area may have had their identities compromised during the alleged scam, which continued for two years prior to Ferkovich’s arrest.Authorities said Ferkovich, who is believed to be 47 years old, also goes by the names Ruby Mithcell, Lisa Sideris and Lisa Brown. Her criminal history, authorities said, shows four different birthdays.last_img read more

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