Katie Donovan Named Pac-12 Scholar Athlete of the Year

first_img Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY-While Utah softball didn’t have the season it hoped for, sporting a disappointing record of 20-30, the Utes still have something to celebrate.Utah star pitcher Katie Donovan, a senior from Salem, Ore., was named as the Pac-12’s scholar athlete of the year Tuesday.Utah has a tradition of stellar student-athletes, as Donovan is the sixth student-athlete to receive this honor for the Utes, but the first softball player to do so.The Pac-12 presents scholar-athletes of the year in all 24 sports it sponsors and was established to honor collegians who are standouts both academically and athletically.Donovan has a 3.83 GPA in honors biology while minoring in ecology and legacy.She is one of four Utes in program history to earn multiple coSIDA academic all-district honors.Furthermore, Donovan is also a two-time first team Pac-12 all-academic selection and National Fast-pitch Coaches Association Scholar athlete award recipient.Additionally, Donovan is a three-time NFCA All-region honoree and an all-Pac-12 honoree.She is the Pac-12’s active leader in saves (13), starts (111), innings pitched (656.0) and appearances (155).Her 64 wins rank her fourth in program history and her 561 career strikeouts are the third most all-time for a Ute. Written by May 16, 2018 /Sports News – Local Katie Donovan Named Pac-12 Scholar Athlete of the Year Tags: Katie Donovan/Pac 12/Student-Athletes/Utah Softballlast_img read more

ARLA President Elect resigns to spend more time with family

first_imgHome » News » Associations & Bodies » ARLA President Elect resigns to spend more time with family previous nextAssociations & BodiesARLA President Elect resigns to spend more time with familyRichard Selwyn was due to be the organisation’s President next year and his sudden departure leaves a big gap in its succession process.Nigel Lewis1st November 20190819 Views ARLA Propertymark has a big gap in its top brass after Richard Selwyn, who in June became its President Elect, resigned unexpectedly yesterday.Selwyn was due to be President of ARLA next year. Propertymark has confirmed his election will not be re-run, but has not revealed who will now be its next president.The lettings agent says the resignation is with immediate effect and ends a five-year stint on Propertymark’s board as well as three months as its President Elect.Prior to joining the Propertymark board, Selwyn headed up Belvoir’s lettings operation in Welwyn and St Albans and has worked within the property industry for 36 years.Priorities“I have not made this decision lightly but following the recent passing of my father I have decided that spending as much time as possible with my loved ones is my priority going forward,” he said in a statement.“I am proud to have been an ARLA Rep, Board member, Vice President and President Elect and wish Propertymark every success going forward.“A regulated industry will be the future and no doubt Propertymark will be at the very heart of it. A big thank you also to all the reps and board members I have worked with over the years.”David Cox (left), Chief Executive of ARLA Propertymark said: “We are very sorry to hear that Richard has decided to stand down as President Elect; we understand his decision and our thoughts are with him and his family at this difficult time.“The Board and I would like to publicly thank him for his many years of service to the association.”Richard Selwyn propertymark ARLA Belvoir David Cox November 1, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

USA: Interoperability of Warfare Communities Key for TASW

first_img View post tag: key View post tag: Defense Back to overview,Home naval-today USA: Interoperability of Warfare Communities Key for TASW View post tag: Navy View post tag: Communities USA: Interoperability of Warfare Communities Key for TASW View post tag: usa September 16, 2013 View post tag: Interoperabilitycenter_img View post tag: Naval View post tag: TASW Theater anti-submarine warfare (TASW) is like a team sport played on a grand scale, where coordinators and players work diligently to obtain sea control by tracking and deterring enemy submarines.“It is comparable to a game of chess,” said Cmdr. Philip Brock, Commander Task Force 74’s (CTF-74) Deputy Chief of Staff (DCOS) for TASW. “There are different assets that you’re putting towards a problem set and you have to decipher what the opponent is thinking. You are always trying to stay two steps ahead of him. It often needs to be a series of coordinated maneuvers to position assets accordingly.”Submarine Group Seven has tactical control over many nuclear submarines (SSNs) and submarine tenders, and as CTF-74, is responsible for conducting TASW in the Western Pacific area of operations.“The misconception with TASW is that it only involves submarine warfare,” said Lt. Dan Kuratko, a SH-60B pilot assigned to CTF-74’s TASW operations department. “TASW includes all warfare communities.”“Each community has different capabilities and limitations,” said Lt. Cmdr. Chris Kelmis, CTF-74’s Assistant DCOS for TASW. “By having different assets out there, we’re able to bring together everybody’s strengths in order to accomplish the mission together as a whole.”“I definitely compare TASW to a zone defense,” said Kelmis. “You’re not always going to have one-on-one coverage out there. You’re always shifting between the different assets that are best utilized at that current moment.”“We rely heavily upon naval aviation to support the mission, specifically the maritime patrol reconnaissance aircraft (MPRA) community,” said Kuratko.“You may be in a location where a submarine is just not able to go, so a P-3 is just a better asset,” said Kelmis. “P-3s can respond quicker than a surface ship or a submarine, but you have the limitation of their on-station time. They can’t be up there 24 hours. They need to rotate through. So, while the speed they have to get to an area and start searching is their strength, their on-station time is a limitation.”“Surveillance towed-array sensor system ships are persistent and can be constantly out there,” said Kelmis. “They can have a long on-station time to assist in TASW. The same thing goes for cruisers and destroyers (CRUDES), and SSNs.”“Every community has pretty distinct and specific training when it comes to TASW,” said Brock. “Every community out here in 7th Fleet has a high level of proficiency in the trade, which makes things good from the start. There aren’t a lot of weak players out there and that definitely helps us reach our goals.”A great deal of planning and communication between the communities goes into the TASW process.“The coordination begins with daily and weekly meetings, and video teleconferences that bring in the key representatives from the different communities,” said Brock. “The first step is finding out who is available, how soon they can get to the area and what sensors they can bring. We’ll then determine if those sensors are going to be conducive to the water environment and the geographical location. There are also little challenges per asset; the P-3 can only reach so far while the CRUDES may take a couple of days to get there.” Proactive planning is essential in positioning and coordinating efforts for success.“You have to have a solid understanding of what is available and what they’re going to be able to bring to the fight,” said Brock. Different variables come into play that may affect the overall success of TASW. “You have to factor in the enemy target, weather, and asset limitations,” said Brock. “Then you factor in some of the unknowns; things break, ships don’t sail, P-3s don’t take off on time and you find yourself reacting and trying to recover time lost to again get a couple steps ahead of the enemy.”“I think the most important thing is solid communication lines and feedback, making sure that we all know what the goal is and how we’re going to get there, not only to keep everybody safe, but also to efficiently use limited assets,” said Brock.Peacetime TASW provides the Navy with ample opportunity to further develop its capabilities.“The goals here are maintaining our situational awareness and honing those skills that we would need if we actually had to employ the very end of ASW, which is the engagement piece,” said Brock. “We could potentially be fighting a zone defense. We’d need to preserve our assets and take out the enemy forces as quickly as possible to enable carrier and expeditionary task forces and other components of the Navy to succeed.”[mappress] Press Release, September 16, 2013 View post tag: Warfare View post tag: Defence View post tag: News by topic Share this articlelast_img read more

Marie Hayes to Present ‘A Female in Law Enforcement’ Lecture on Thursday

first_imgMarie HayesCape May County Freeholder E. Marie Hayes will talk about her 29 years in law enforcement at the next installment of the Ocean City Historical Museum Thursday Night Series at 7 p.m. July 17.The lecture is free and open to the public. Her fascinating stories grow out of her sometimes harrowing assignments. It will be held at the museum in the Ocean City Community Center at 1735 Simpson Avenue.Hayes was the first female director of a Major Crime Unit, supervising three lieutenants, three sergeants, 14 detectives and six agents. Her work took her to situations that would rival any police stories on television — from the county-wide Gun Buy-Back Program (300 firearms, including 2 assault weapons) to investigations of child abuse and death, computer crimes and sexual assault response. Her investigative assignments included Alcohol Beverage Control violations, insurance fraud, arson investigations and even voice stress analysis.She has been president of the Mid-Atlantic Association of Women in Law Enforcement, and continues to be an FBI National Associate. Now a Cape May County Freeholder, she understands criminal justice.Thursday’s presentation will include a time for a question-and-answer session. The Ocean City Historical Museum preserves history and celebrates those who make history.The museum is in the midst of a new members drive with memberships ranging from $25 for individuals, $50 for families, $125 for benefactor. Corporate sponsorships are also provided by businesses in Ocean City. Members receive special opportunities and discounts at the museum.— News release from the Ocean City Historical Museumlast_img read more

Warburtons goes national for first time in 130 years

first_imgWarburtons has achieved national distribution for the first time in its 130-year history.Jonathan Warburton, chairman of Britain’s biggest independent plant bakery, told British Baker: “We are going national with Tesco at the end of this month, which is marvellous. In addition, we have gained huge distribution with Somerfield.” He said many millions of pounds have been invested in the Enfield and Tuscany Park, Wakefield, bakeries. And the sites purchased from New Rathbones – Stockton in the north and Newport in South Wales, which opens at the end of the month – will add both capacity and distribution.He also praised the relationship Warburtons’ commercial managers have built up over the years with the supermarket category management teams. “It has been a terrific effort and is now coming to fruition,.” Speaking to British Baker at a party held to celebrate the company’s 130th birthday, Warburton added: “National distribution has been our aim for some time and is a massive challenge in logistics. “Obviously, the Enfield plant has played a significant part, but it is not the whole story. South Wales is also strategically important. We are moving from 80% coverage to 100%, rolling out much more in the South, so it is a major landmark in our company’s history.” Warburtons is supplying Tesco with a range of breads, and is adding rolls and ‘occasion’ goods, such as crumpets. The company’s head office is based in Bolton and the North West has traditionally been Warburtons’ stronghold, with its first bakery built in Bolton.As Warburton addressed partygoers at the celebratory event in London, he said: “We began in 1876, the year General Custer was killed and I can’t help wondering what my great, great grandfather would be thinking to see us now celebrating in the shadow of Nelson’s column on a hotel rooftop overlooking Trafalgar Square in London.” He continued: “In four weeks time we will have over 20 sites stretching from Aberdeen to Newton Abbot. We have 4,050 employees and while we have achieved many milestones in our 130 years we look enthusiastically to the future.”He told British Baker the company was also increasing distribution with Sainsbury’s. He said products were “creeping into their Local stores format nationwide from this weekend”.last_img read more

Minnesota Twins Players Change Walk-Up Music To Prince Songs

first_imgAs the entire world mourns the loss of Prince this last week, his hometown of Minneapolis, MN has pulled out all the stops in paying tribute to one of the most iconic figures the world has known in years. At last night’s game versus the Cleveland Indians, the Minnesota Twins players each stepped up to the plate to a Prince song of their choosing. Lead-off hitter Eduardo Nunez walked up to the plate to “1999”, while Joe Mauer chose “7”, and clean-up hitter Miguel Sano picked “Kiss.”Other tributes included a pre-game set of music performed by Dudley D, Prince’s tour DJ, purple-infused graphics, as well as the team showing Purple Rain on Saturday night.last_img read more

Test Pattern: Fred Armisen and Bill Hader Perform As Talking Heads Parody

first_imgFormer Saturday Night Live cast members Fred Armisen and Bill Hader have gone on to have well-established careers in the years since they were on the sketch comedy show. Now, the two are back and better than ever on their latest project Test Pattern, a new wave rock group that draws heavily on the music of the Talking Heads.The fictional band will be featured on the October 5th episode of Documentary Now!, titled ‘Final Transmission,’ which will include a full spoof of the Talking Heads film Stop Making Sense in full-on mockumentary mode. Prior to that airing, however, Test Pattern made their major network debut with another SNL album, on Late Night with Seth Meyers. The duo performed the kitchy track “Art + Student = Poor“, with Armisen doing his best David Byrne impression. Not only is the song funny, but it’s actually pretty good.Check out the performance below:[via Nerdist]last_img read more

Boxers fight to raise funds for Bangladesh

first_imgThe boxers participating in the 2016 Bengal Bouts are fighting — not just in the ring, but also to eradicate poverty in Bangladesh, a country where most people make under two dollars a day, according to the Bengal Bouts website.According to senior captain Mike Grasso, the combined efforts of the boxers participating in the bouts raises over $100,000 every year, which goes to the Holy Cross Missions in Bangladesh. Grasso said that the boxers raise the money through a variety of ways including ticket sales, donations, sponsoring and ad sales. Zachary Llorens | The Observer Adam Pasquinelly, right, tries to clinch Ryan Dunn at Sunday night’s preliminary bouts.“Besides [Bengal Bouts being a] display of all of our hard work in the ring and our endurance and our strength, we really have a greater mission and a greater purpose in serving those less fortunate than us in Bangladesh,” Grasso said. “For example, a $150 donation is the same as sponsoring a child’s tuition for a full year and their room and board at the school. With just a little money, we can really help these people.”Freshman Cam Nolan agreed, and said that the most important part of Bengal Bouts is the mission behind it.“I liked that there is a purpose behind the sacrifice — instead of just playing sports for the fun of it, it’s playing sports for the good of another,” Nolan said. “Knowing that the money and the fight is for a good cause, and knowing that I am going this summer to see firsthand what that cause is, and knowing the reasons for our suffering, it’s given me so much motivation to work hard and to suffer.”Grasso said he credits the greater mission with uniting the boxers into one team, even while participating in an extremely individualistic sport.“We start off every week with our ‘Mission Monday,’ and that ‘Mission Monday’ really emphasizes the main point that we’re here to serve those less fortunate than us,” he said.  “When we start off our practices with that tone, when every boxer knows that we are here [for that purpose], we use that as fuel for our workouts. And we know that the harder we work, the better shape that we’re in, the more entertaining the bouts will be. And the more entertaining the bouts are, the more people will donate and come to the bouts and the more money we’ll raise.”Junior captain Alex Alcantara said while people may have entered Bengal Bouts because of their interest in the sport of boxing, most people chose to stay because of the team bond that ultimately forms.“Most people are drawn to the Bouts for the competition aspect of it,” he said. “However, I think what makes them stay up until senior year is the camaraderie and teamwork that they build, as well as becoming part of the mission.”However, Alcantara said the boxers do not just raise money for this far-off country and forget about it. They are invested in the work the missions provide in the country. Many boxers participate in an International Summer Service Learning Program (ISSLP) in Bangladesh, which is sponsored by the Center for Social Concerns.Alcantara went to Bangladesh over the summer of 2015, along with three other boxers. The boxers stayed in Bangladesh for two months, teaching English during the day and helping during Mass at night.“The best part of the experience, is knowing that we’ve supported [the people of Bangladesh] for 86 years,” he said. “It really felt [like] we were family with the people we were helping, which was really the most rewarding part.”Tags: Bengal Boutslast_img read more

Toronto Blue Jays Will Play Home Games In Buffalo

first_imgToronto Blue Jays logo.TORONTO — With advice from New York politicians, including Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the Toronto Blue Jays have announced they will play their home games in Buffalo at Sahlen Field this year.“We are extremely grateful to have a home in Buffalo this season, thanks to the openness, creativity, and partnership of the Buffalo Bisons, Major League Baseball, and Blue Jays staff, who have worked tirelessly to prepare us for games at Sahlen Field,” said Blue Jays president and CEO Mark Shapiro in a statement. “This process has no doubt tested our team’s resilience, but our players and staff refuse to make excuses — we are determined to take the field on Opening Day today, and for the coming months, with the same intensity and competitiveness that our fans expect.”The Blue Jays were looking for a major league park after the Canadian Government declined to allow them to play in Toronto, and the state of Pennsylvania nixed a deal to play in Pittsburgh because of frequent travel throughout the United States.The Blue Jays are scheduled to play their first home game July 29 against the defending champion Washington Nationals. Cuomo discussed the issue Friday morning in a telephone call with Baseball Commisioner Rob Manrfred.“MLB raising concerns too. We believe that MLB can play on a fanless basis. We had the Yankees and Mets do their camp here.”Cuomo said giving people sports to watch on television is a good thing, especially during the pandemic.“If we can get Toronto playing here, that would be great. That would be great for Buffalo,” Cuomo said.Blue Jays To Stage Majority Of 2020 Home Games In Buffalo. pic.twitter.com/BxlV7cgieJ— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) July 24, 2020 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

Hedwig Sequel Put on Hold; Stephen Trask Reveals Plans for New Project

first_img On June 8 at the 2014 Tony Awards, the writing team revealed that they were penning a “much weirder” sequel to the now Tony-winning musical, based around the concept: “I don’t have any time left.” It had first been reported in 2012 that the two were at work on a Hedwig follow-up. Directed by Michael Mayer, Hedwig and the Angry Inch tells the story of a fictional rock ‘n’ roll band, fronted by Hedwig, a transgender woman from communist East Berlin. Between rock songs, Hedwig regales the audience with both humorous and painful stories about her life, including her botched sex change operation. Andrew Rannells assumes the role of Hedwig at the Belasco Theatre on August 20, taking over for Tony winner Neil Patrick Harris. Hedwig may have to wait a little longer for another show of her own. The sequel that Hedwig and the Angry Inch composer Stephen Trask and book writer John Cameron Mitchell teased earlier this year at the Tonys has been put on hold. In a recent interview with PopMatters, Trask discussed the complications with the Hedwig follow-up, as well as some details of another project, on which he is collaborating with Jersey Boys book writer Rick Elice and Hedwig drummer Peter Yanowitz. View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 13, 2015center_img Related Shows Hedwig and the Angry Inch The new piece, currently titled 15 Minutes, will be set in the New York club scene in the 1970s. “It’s a really exciting and creative and interesting project that starts off set in Studio 54 but ends up downtown at the Mudd Club,” Trask explains. The project had been on hold due to rights issues and to Hedwig’s Broadway debut, but Ellis and Trask are now moving forward.last_img read more