Utah State Men’s Basketball Signs Dallin Grant

first_img Tags: Cedar Reds/Dallin Grant/Utah State Aggies Basketball Robert Lovell FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah – Utah State head men’s basketball coach Craig Smith has announced the addition of Dallin Grant, a 6-foot-8, 210 pound wing out of Cedar High School in Cedar City, Utah.“We are thrilled to announce that Dallin Grant will be joining the Utah State family,” Smith said. “Dallin is a high character young man that comes from a great family. We love that he can’t wait to be an Aggie. “He will add versatility to our program at 6’8”, 210 pounds with his size, athleticism and skill level,” Smith continued. “Dallin makes an impact on the game with his ability to handle the ball, shoot with range and rebound at a high level. His style of play will be a great fit for our program.”Grant was a second-team all-state selection during his junior year as he led the Reds in scoring, turning in close to 15 points per game and leading the team to the quarterfinals of the Utah 4A state championship. CHS finished second in Region 9 last season, as Grant earned first-team all-region honors.Grant burst onto the scene as a freshman leading Cedar in both scoring and rebounding, logging more than 15 points and six rebounds per games. For his career, Grant is averaging more than 15 points, nine rebounds and two assists per game, while shooting better than 57 percent from the floor. Written by November 11, 2020 /Sports News – Local Utah State Men’s Basketball Signs Dallin Grantlast_img read more

Italian frigate pulls into Dammam, Saudi Arabia

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Italian frigate pulls into Dammam, Saudi Arabia View post tag: Italian Navy Authorities May 3, 2017 Share this article View post tag: Fincantieri The Italian Navy’s FREMM frigate ITS Carabiniere pulled into Dammam, Saudi Arabia, on May 5, on the return leg of her Indo-Asia-Pacific deployment.Carabiniere is set to depart Dammam on May 6, after hosting a press conference on its deck and engaging with local officials.The ship’s crew previously completed port visits to Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Australia, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Pakistan, Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain and Qatar.The Bergamini-class frigate is on an ‘Italian industry showcase’ deployment to Australia and Southeast Asia which started on December 20, 2016. By the time the tour ends, the ship will have visited more than ten ports engaging regional navies in the process.The deployment is financed by shipbuilder Fincantieri which is currently pitching the FREMM design for the Royal Australian Navy’s new nine frigates. ITS Carabiniere took part in the Australian Navy drill Ocean Explorer showcasing her capabilities to Australian officials.ITS Carabiniere is the fourth FREMM frigate built within the international Italian-French program, coordinated by OCCAR (the Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation).Orizzonte Sistemi Navali, a joint venture between Fincantieri (51%) and Finmeccanica (49%), is the prime contractor for Italy in the FREMM program.The 144-meter frigates displace approximately 6,700 tonnes and is capable of reaching a speed of over 27 knots with accommodation for a 200-person crew. View post tag: ITS Carabiniere Italian frigate pulls into Dammam, Saudi Arabialast_img read more

Guidance: COVID-19: guidance on shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable

first_imgThis guidance is for people in England who have been identified as clinically extremely vulnerable in relation to COVID-19. If you are in this group, you will previously have received a letter from the NHS or from your GP telling you that you are clinically extremely vulnerable. You may have been identified through COVID-19 Population Risk Assessment or you may have been advised to shield in the past.The guidance advises people who are clinically extremely vulnerable of the precautions that they should continue to take to protect themselves, in addition to the rules that are in place for everyone.The government issued a letter to all clinically extremely vulnerable people on 17 March 2021.Audio versionGuidance on shielding and protecting people who are clinically extremely vulnerable from COVID-19 (Audio)British Sign Language versionGuidance on shielding and protecting people who are clinically extremely vulnerable from COVID-19 (BSL)last_img read more

Why da Vinci? Why now?

first_imgThis week, Dell Technologies released a special episode of our podcast series, Trailblazers. While the podcast typically covers stories of digital disruption in various industries, such as entertainment, healthcare, and air travel, this special episode focuses on one particular disruptor… a true master of technology. Leonardo da Vinci.Wait… what? Maybe you were expecting a different name. Maybe you’re thinking: Why da Vinci? Why Dell Technologies? And why now?The answer, simply, is that Leonardo da Vinci was himself, the ultimate trailblazer. His contributions and influence can still be felt five centuries after he lived. In his new book released today, Leonardo da Vinci, the host of Trailblazers and best-selling author, Walter Isaacson, tells the story behind da Vinci’s genius. We are so excited to help him tell his story just as he has helped us tell ours.Most think of da Vinci as painter of The Last Supper or Mona Lisa. We know him as the master behind the most famous drawing of all time, Vitruvian Man. But not everyone knows da Vinci was an engineer, designing macabre (yet beautiful) weaponry for Cesare Borgia. He was a mathematician, calculating the angles at which light rays enter the eye. He was an anatomist, dissecting the human skull and the still-beating heart of a pig. For da Vinci, there were no borders between art, science, and engineering. This way of viewing the world around him not only gave us masterpieces in the form of paintings and thousands of notebook pages, but also lasting lessons that we, as business leaders, can still draw from today.Certainly as a company that is passionate about building technology that enables human progress, we at Dell Technologies find da Vinci’s ability to connect technology and humanity inspirational. As Isaacson points out, “Innovation in technology comes from being able to connect engineering and the arts, by being able to connect the technology to beauty and our human emotions. That’s what Leonardo did, and that’s why he’s so relevant to today.”“It isn’t a question of people or machines. The magic is people and machines.ShareIn our world where artificial intelligence and robotics are increasingly becoming a part of our daily lives and everyday objects are becoming smart machines, this is particularly sage advice. And it cuts to the core of what we believe. As Michael Dell pointed out recently at the IQT Day event, “It isn’t a question of people or machines. The magic is people and machines. It’s the next era of human-machine partnership – a more integrated, personal relationship with technology that has the power to amplify exponentially the creativity, the inspiration, the intelligence, the empathy and the curiosity of the human spirit.”As the leader for Dell Global Brand and Creative, I’m particularly inspired by both da Vinci’s relentless curiosity and his ability to capture emotion. Those are things the best brands aspire to do every day: inspire curiosity and evoke emotional responses. That’s why Dell Technologies tells stories of the trailblazers who are transforming the way we work and live. In the “Leonardo da Vinci: The Great Trailblazer” podcast episode, Isaacson walks us through some of the most captivating tales behind da Vinci’s greatest accomplishments – and failures. And along the way, he pulls the lessons from those stories and da Vinci’s approach to life that we can aspire to apply today.Have a listen now, and subscribe to Trailblazers for more stories of some of the biggest digital disruptions of our time.last_img read more

Alicia Silverstone & More Set for Of Good Stock Off-Broadway

first_imgAlicia Silverstone and more will star in the New York premiere of Of Good Stock. Directed by Lynne Meadow, the previously announced new play by Melissa Ross will now begin previews on June 4 off-Broadway. Opening night is set for June 30 at MTC at New York City Center—Stage 1.Joining Silverstone (Clueless, The Performers) as Amy will be Kelly AuCoin (House of Cards, Julius Caesar) as Fred, Greg Keller (Wit) as Josh, Heather Lind as Celia (The Merchant of Venice, Turn: Washington’s Spies), Nate Miller (Love and Information) as Hunter and Jennifer Mudge (Rocky) as Jess.The three Stockton sisters are witty, brilliant, beautiful — and a total mess, thanks to the legacy of their complicated novelist father. In Ross’ new play, these women gather at their family home on Cape Cod for a summer weekend. Their reunion ignites passions, humor and unanticipated upheavals.The production will feature scenic design by Santo Loquasto, costume design by Tom Broecker and lighting design by Peter Kaczorowski. 
 Related Shows View Comments Of Good Stock Show Closed This production ended its run on July 26, 2015last_img read more

Tickets Now Available for Puffs Off-Broadway

first_img Tickets are now on sale for Puffs or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic. The Potter parody is playing off-Broadway at The Elektra Theater.Puffs takes a second look at everyone’s favorite world of wizards through the eyes of the Puffs, a lovable group of magical misfits. Some people are born with the capacity to do great things. Some people change the world. Some people rise from humble beginnings to defeat the forces of darkness in the face of insurmountable odds. Puffs is the story of the people who sit in class next to those people.Meet Wayne, a very average boy from New Mexico, who finds out he is a wizard…also, wizards are real. Join him and his new friends as they try to keep their heads down and get a basic wizarding education while a certain other famous boy with a very peculiarly shaped scar on his forehead sets out to make life at school increasingly…eventful.The cast includes Langston Belton, Madeleine Bundy, Jessie Cannizzaro, Nick Carrillo, A.J. Ditty, Julie Ann Earls, James Fouhey, Andy Miller, Zac Moon, Eleanor Philips and Stephen Stout.Puffs features production design by Liz Blessing and Madeleine Bundy, lighting design by Michelle Kelleher, costume design by Madeleine Bundy, sound design by Matt Cox and original music by Brian Hoes. ‘Puffs'(Photo: Lloyd Mulvey) View Commentslast_img read more

D.W. Brooks Lecture

first_imgWhether it’s an argument for slow food or technologically advanced agriculture, most people oversimplify the narratives surrounding the modern food system. Those who support exclusively organic and localized farming practices often won’t admit that technology might have a role to play in feeding the world’s growing population. Those who advocate for large-scale agriculture often won’t admit that farming practices could evolve to better protect the environment and animal welfare. The truth is somewhere in between, argued author and agriculture policy expert Robert Paarlberg during the 2018 D.W. Brooks Lecture hosted by the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences on Nov. 8 on the UGA campus in Athens. He called for Americans to embrace a multi-agricultural mindset. “I have a vision for America’s farming future that I think that both foodies and ‘aggies’ can support,” Paarlberg said. “It’s not an either-or vision but it’s not a homogenized compromise either … It’s a vision for multi-agriculturalism. And I think it’s one that both foodies and aggies should be able to embrace.”    Paarlberg is an adjunct professor of public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, a visiting professor at Harvard College and an associate at Harvard’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. From 1976 `until 2015, he was a professor of political science at Wellesley College.In his three books “Food Politics: What Everyone Needs to Know,” “The United States of Excess: Gluttony and the Dark Side of American Exceptionalism” and “Starved for Science: How Biotechnology Is Being Kept Out of Africa,” Paarlberg tackles the long-term impacts of agricultural policy. His interest in the cultural schism that surrounds food started after discussing agriculture with students far removed from farm life. They had an interest in agriculture but held overly idealized visions of farming.In his call for multi-agriculturalism, Paarlberg is calling for advocates of both slow food and industrial agriculture to recognize the need for and value of many types of farms. Paarlburg said the public should recognize that large farms have made great strides in ecological stewardship and still produce the vast majority of our food. They should also understand that there is still room for large-scale agriculture operations to improve.He added that the traditional farming community should recognize that organic and locally-focused farms are vital to sustaining rural communities by supporting small businesses and adding needed populations to the landscape.While their supporters may seem at odds with one another ideologically, large-scale, industrialized farms and small farms actually need each other to survive, Paarlburg said. “While 87 percent of our food comes from this system (of large-scale agriculture), 85 percent of our farms don’t fall into part of that category,” he said. “Industrial farms may be commercially dominant but they’re not demographically or culturally dominant. The vast majority of our farms, and hence the vast majority of our farmers, are smaller commercial operations, part-time farms, retirement farms, hobby farms …”Both types of operations will be needed to feed the world’s growing population and keep rural communities viable, he said. A video recording of Paarlberg’s speech is available on the CAES YouTube channel. In addition to Paarlberg’s talk, CAES students, faculty and staff gathered to recognize the winners of the 2018 D.W. Brooks Faculty Awards of Excellence. This year’s winners included: Qingguo “Jack” Huang, professor in the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, whose research into the remediation of organic compounds in polluted soil and water has gained international attention and earned him the 2018 2018 D.W. Brooks Award for Excellence in Research.Kari Turner, associate professor in the Department of Animal and Dairy Science, whose focus on inspiring undergraduates has helped to earn the department its excellent reputation for student-centered instruction and earned her the 2018 D.W. Brooks Award for Excellence in Teaching. Yen-Con Hung, professor in the Department of Food Science and Technology, whose commitment to international outreach and collaboration has helped to build safer food systems around the world and earned him the 2018 D.W. Brooks Award for Excellence in Global Programs.Dan Suiter, professor and Extension entomologist in the Department of Entomology, whose training programs for structural and urban pest management professionals have been used across the Southeast and around the world and earned him the 2018 D.W. Brooks Award for Excellence in Extension. Lisa Jordan, Family and Consumer Sciences program development coordinator (PDC) for UGA Cooperative Extension’s Southeast District, whose dedication as PDC and nearly 20 years of work to expand the reach and reputation of the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) in Chatham County earned her the 2018 D.W. Brooks Award for Excellence in Public Service Extension. For more information about this year’s lecture and awards, visit dwbrooks.caes.uga.edu.last_img

Uruguay and USSOUTHCOM Cooperate on ENOPU Refurbishing Project

first_img Following a longstanding tradition of bilateral cooperation in support of world-wide peacekeeping operations, on 14 December, representatives from the U.S. Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM) were honored to attend the inauguration of a refurbished conference center in Uruguay’s National School for Peacekeeping Operations – the Escuela Nacional de Operaciones de Paz del Uruguay (ENOPU) in Montevideo. The Governments of Uruguay and the U.S. contributed the funds for a long-term project to upgrade the ENOPU infrastructure including the conversion of a gymnasium into an auditorium. The new building is a multimedia-capable facility that enhances ENOPU’s capability to host conferences, seminars, courses and classes on topics relating to peacekeeping operations and allows for a wide range of interactive activities. Among the distinguished attendees to the inaugural ceremony were the Commanding General of the Uruguayan Army Jorge Rosales and U.S. Ambassador to Uruguay David Nelson. During the ribbon cutting, Ambassador Nelson highlighted that Uruguay has the highest per capita troop contribution to the United Nations’ overall peacekeeping operations and confirmed the U.S. commitment to support the South American country’s peacekeeping forces. For his part, Uruguay’s General Rosales confirmed the positive relationship to the U.S. and recognized the positive impact that the new building already had on the country’s ability to offer training. “Since finalizing the construction, this building has already housed more than 300 people, civilian and military, from countries in the Americas, Europe and Asia, both exhibitors and students who participated in different courses and symposiums organized by ENOPU”. In order to satisfy the high demand for professionals dedicated to peacekeeping operations from the United Nations, Uruguay instituted the Army’s Center of Instruction for Peacekeeping Operations (C.I.O.P.E.) in 1995. This commitment to peacekeeping was furthered in 1998 with the creation of the country’s Army School for Peacekeeping Operations (E.O.P.E.), and expanded to integrate personnel from the country’s three military forces with the modern-day ENOPU in 2008. Uruguay’s Peacekeeping forces currently have over 2,500 members deployed throughout 11 countries, the largest of which are in Haiti, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula. The country’s detachment in Haiti is the second-largest contingent to the Peacekeeping mission in the Caribbean nation. By Dialogo January 19, 2011last_img read more

From gangster to guardian: How a bullet led one man from the streets of NY to law school

first_img From gangster to guardian How a bullet led one man from the streets of NY to law school Associate Editor It’s hard to think of Azim Ramelize as paralyzed, the way he maneuvers up the courthouse steps on his crutches lickety-split.And there’s no stopping his passion to speak up for children, his voice rising to make a point as a member of the Bar’s Commission on the Legal Needs of Children. He knows the whole court system, drawing on his experiences as an assistant state attorney, assistant public defender, and now as assistant general counsel at the Department of Juvenile Justice in Davie — oh, yes, and as a member of a gang playing out the high drama of gunfire and bloodshed on the streets of Brooklyn’s Crown Heights.The story behind his crutches is a wrenching, life-changing event that happened on his 17th birthday. Originally from Trinidad, he was a member of a gang called the Jolly Stompers, and they were as close as family. In a tough neighborhood where it was commonplace to get held up for grocery money or go to school with a coat and come home in shirt sleeves, the gang members learned young to arm themselves with guns, knives, or brass knuckles.On this fateful night, Ramelize was defenseless when he was shot in the back, the bullet chipping a bone that splintered into his spinal cord, leaving him bleeding on a street grate in front of a store.“I saw the life falling out of me,” he said, describing how his whole young life flashed before him, swirling around like the lights in a patrol car siren, beginning with the image of him as a baby in a crib.“And I said, ‘Oh, God, I’m dead.’ Then something inside of me said: ‘You’ve got to fight.’”And fight he did — during a whole year of recovery in the hospital, where gang members visited him every day. Another gunshot victim, an older man in the next bed, had such a bedsore he had to drive his wheelchair on his stomach.Another patient named Pearl had both legs amputated and inspired him when she said: “You give out, but never give up.”Young Ramelize — known on the street at Bud — thought: “Here I am running the street and playing gangster and people are just suffering. I was throwing it away. When I get out of the hospital, I’m not looking back, and I’m going to do something with my life.”Borough Manhattan Community College, he said, was “the place I realized I had a brain.” From there, he went to Cornell University, where a special American history professor, Nick Salvatore, had him write a paper every week just to catch up on his reading and writing skills.More than once, Ramilize told Salvatore that in an odd way, getting shot was the positive turning point in his life. If he hadn’t been shot, Ramelize still says matter-of-factly: “I would be dead or in prison.” And many times, the student taught the teacher about finding the source of strength inside.“Azim was one of the first non-playing blues musicians I ever met in my life,” said Salvatore. “What he’s able to do without being Pollyanna, he is able to find transcendence in the midst of the pain. He doesn’t deny the pain. The crutches are real. It is not denial, but understanding, and insistence on going beyond. That’s the essence of the blues.”Ramelize went beyond graduating from Cornell to getting his law degree from Loyola University in 1990.“What drove him to the law was his own experience,” Salvatore said. “He can be a very passionate advocate and also has a stern understanding that when you mess up, there are consequences. He doesn’t fit into pigeonholes.”Society is too quick to label children, those who will succeed and those who won’t, Ramelize said, shaking his head when he recalls the rehabilitation counselor who urged him to just settle for a trade, like learning to fix watches.Whenever he has a chance, he tells kids, including his own 8-year-old son, Malik: “Never give up on your dream.”What he tells lawyers and judges and anyone else who will listen: “One place you can make a difference in people’s lives is in juvenile court. Really, if you want to change a person, you have to start young.”Yet, he said sadly, “A lot of lawyers say, ‘I don’t want to practice in kiddy court. Don’t waste my time.’”In his office, filled with black history artwork and drawings given as gifts by clients, he keeps the words of federal Judge Learned Hand: “If we are to keep our democracy, there must be one commandment: Thou shalt not ration justice.”“In juvenile court, there is a lot of rationing of justice going on,” Ramelize said. “I see so many judges with ‘robitis’ — they put on a robe and that’s it.”That reminds him of the words of social worker Alice Miller, who said, “The truth of our childhood is stored in our bodies. You can drug it, deny it, but some day the body will present its bill.”“That’s the way we treat kids,” Ramelize said. “If we store good things in their bodies — like education — good things will come out.”His boss, DJJ General Counsel Robert Sechen, said: “Azim has enough energy to light a small city. When he’s focusing his energy, he’s phenomenal. Azim brings a toughness and energy into play into everything he does. I think Azim would be a very rich plaintiff’s or defense lawyer for tort cases, if he chose to, because he would stand in front of a jury and they would be totally attentive to him. But he chooses to work with us and kids, and that’s a nice thing.”In his spare time, Ramelize is working on a book about his gang days. The first chapter will be about his nephew, shot 17 times — one bullet for every year of life cut short by violence.“I tried to tell him, ‘You’re wasting your life.’ He didn’t listen. His pain brought back my pain,” Ramelize said.Researching his book has kept him in touch with some of the boys in the ’hood.Cornel Reid, 43, was a member of the Jolly Stompers gang — known as “Sweet.” Shot in the neck in 1988, he’s a quadriplegic.“I tell Azim all of the time: ‘You are my role model.’ I know Bud is out there trying hard, so I have to try hard. I don’t want him to think I’m a punk.”He got his GED and certificate in computer training,“Now, I’m working with kids. I do a lot of counseling and I have a basketball team here on Long Island,” Reid said.Another member of the Jolly Stompers who made it out alive is Richard Jones, an award-winning chief engineer at Grubb & Ellis in Sunrise, Florida.“I’m surprised that Azim is a lawyer today not because I didn’t think Azim had the potential,” Jones said. “I’m surprised because in those days our life expectancy was 25.”After Ramelize was shot, Jones said, it triggered a lot of shootings in the neighborhood.“There were many funerals after that. What wasn’t witnessed as a funeral was substituted as a jail term. To this day, it surprises me that somehow he and I avoided that,” Jones said.“Every time I look at Bud — I still call him Bud — I know how serious it was. I have a few stitches on my arm. Bud says to me one day, ‘You know, you are the dream of our entire gang. You’re the lucky one.’ I said, ‘You’re the one who’s the state attorney. And you call me lucky?’“And his next comment shut me up forever: ‘Yeah, but I’m on crutches.’”What Reid said he and Ramelize learned from the streets were tenacity and courage.What Ramelize learned from his own mistakes was to summon that inner strength to make his mark — and it’s a mark that speaks for justice and hope for every child. From gangster to guardian: How a bullet led one man from the streets of NY to law school May 1, 2002 Jan Pudlow Associate Editor Regular Newslast_img read more

8th Tourist Forum of Continental Croatia “Cultural tourism and perspectives for the development of religious tourism in Croatia”

first_imgThe Vukovar-Srijem County Tourist Board, the Croatian Chamber of Commerce – Vukovar County Chamber and the LUX Promotion Agency are jointly organizing the 8th Continental Croatia Tourist Forum, which will be held on October 3 and 4 at the Pastoral Center in Vukovar.This year’s theme of the Tourist Forum is “Cultural tourism and perspectives for the development of religious tourism in Croatia.” The aim of the Tourist Forum is to present the real possibilities of the development of religious tourism in Croatia as well as to open an expert discussion on the topic of whether religious tourism is part of cultural tourism or a separate selective form of tourism.The presentations will be given on the first day by numerous lecturers (preliminary program can be found in the accompanying documents), and a panel discussion on the topic will be held on the second day Cultural tourism vs. religious. The organizers will certainly take the opportunity to present to all participants in the program the key religious and cultural tourist attractions of the easternmost Croatian county, holders of the label EDEN destination in cultural tourism.Look for the application form and the Forum program HERElast_img read more