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No. 13 Utah Football Hosts Northern Illinois Saturday

first_imgSeptember 3, 2019 /Sports News – Local No. 13 Utah Football Hosts Northern Illinois Saturday Tags: Air Force/Demari Simpkins/Francis Bernard/Illinois State/Jalen McKie/Julian Blackmon/Kyle Whittingham/Leki Fotu/Mika Tafua/Northern Illinois/Pittsburgh/Quintin Wynne/Rice-Eccles Stadium/Ross Bowers/Tre Harbison/Tyler Huntley/Tyrice Ritchie/Utah Football/Zack Moss Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY-Saturday, No. 13 (in the AP poll)/No. 15 (in the coaches poll) Utah hosts Northern Illinois for an 11:00 am kickoff at Rice-Eccles Stadium.Since what was once known as Rice Stadium became Rice-Eccles Stadium in 1998, the Utes are 91-35 at home (.722) all-time.The Utes have not lost a home opener since 2007, when they fell 20-12 to Air Force. Currently, this is head coach Kyle Whittingham’s only loss in a home opener at the helm of the program, as he is 12-1 in such games.Should the Utes prevail against the Huskies of the Mid-American Conference Saturday, they would improve to 2-0 for the seventh consecutive year.Utah athletics reminds all Utes fans attending Saturday’s game to wear red. Currently, the Utes have had 57 consecutive sellouts, dating back to the 2010 season opener, when they hosted Pittsburgh and prevailed 27-24 over the Panthers.By virtue of intercepting BYU quarterback Zach Wilson twice and returning each of those thefts for scores in a 30-12 win over the rival Cougars August 29, the Utes are tied with Nebraska for the most defensive touchdowns in the nation with two.The Utes are only meeting Northern Illinois for the second time in school history. Last year, Utah defeated the Huskies 17-6 at DeKalb, Ill.In their Pac-12 history, the Utes are 24-1 in regular season non-conference games since joining the conference. The only such loss came at the hands of Utah State at Logan, Utah in 2012.The Utes are tied with several other teams with the 67th best scoring offense in the country by scoring 30 points against BYU. They are 30th in scoring defense, again tied with several other teams throughout the nation, by surrendering only 12 points to the Cougars.The Huskies come into this game at 1-0 as they bested FCS foe Illinois State 24-10 August 31.Northern Illinois’ scoring offense is currently tied for 82nd nationally with various other teams and the defense is tied for 25th nationally by surrendering only 10 points to the Redbirds.Senior quarterback Tyler Huntley was efficient for the Utes in the win at BYU, completing 81.2 percent of his passes (13-16) for 106 yards.The bell-cow for the Utah offense is senior tailback Zack Moss who ran for 187 yards on 29 carries (6.4 yards per carry) and a score.The Utes’ leading receiver is senior receiver Demari Simpkins through one game as he hauled in four passes for 35 yards in the rout.Defensively against the Cougars, the Utes had numerous stars. Chief among them were senior linebacker Francis Bernard and senior defensive back Julian Blackmon, each of whom returned interceptions for scores.Additionally, sophomore defensive end Mika Tafua had a sack and recovered a fumble and senior defensive tackle Leki Fotu had two tackles for a loss to pace a stout Utah defense.For the Huskies, senior signal-caller Ross Bowers completed 20 of 33 passes (60.6 percent) for 299 yards, two touchdowns and an interception against the Redbirds.Redshirt junior tailback Tre Harbison led Northern Illinois against Illinois State with 23 carries for 99 yards.The leading receiver for the Huskies through Week 1 is junior receiver Tyrice Ritchie who had three grabs for 102 yards and a pair of scores in the win over the Redbirds.Northern Illinois’s defensive stars against Illinois State included redshirt sophomore Jalen McKie who had an interception and redshirt senior Quintin Wynne, who contributed a sack. Written bylast_img read more

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Sri Lanka Navy Apprehends Two Chinese Fishing Trawlers Engaged in Illegal Fishing

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Sri Lanka Navy Apprehends Two Chinese Fishing Trawlers Engaged in Illegal Fishing View post tag: two View post tag: Lanka Fast Naval Craft attached to the Eastern Naval Command apprehended two Chinese multi-day fishing trawlers engaged in illegal fishing in the sea off Arugambay on 5th August 2012. The trawlers bearing the registration numbers IMUL- A- 0054- KMN with 20 crew members (19 Chinese and 1 Sri Lankan) and IMUL- A- 0055- KMN with 19 crew members (18 Chinese and 1 Sri Lankan) were escorted to Trincomalee Harbour to be handed over to Trincomalee Harbour Police for legal action. The two trawlers, named YU 6177 and YU 6178, are registered with the Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources with permission to engage in fishing beyond the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of Sri Lanka under a BOI project.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, August 6, 2012; Image: Sri Lanka Navy View post tag: Apprehends View post tag: Chinese View post tag: Trawlers View post tag: Navy View post tag: Illegal View post tag: Sri Share this article View post tag: Naval View post tag: News by topic Sri Lanka Navy Apprehends Two Chinese Fishing Trawlers Engaged in Illegal Fishing View post tag: fishing August 6, 2012 View post tag: Engagedlast_img read more

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Four in ten state school teachers rarely or never recommend Oxbridge

first_imgThe Sutton Trust report accompanying the survey data emphasised that “those from more advantaged educational backgrounds are more likely to receive higher quality support and to be able to draw on more relevant forms of social and cultural capital”.The proportion of state secondary teachers unwilling to recommend Oxbridge to their students has not changed since 2007 when the same survey was conducted, while the proportion of successful state applicants has risen steadily in the same period from 47 per cent to 55.6 per cent.Eden Bailey, OUSU Vice President for Access and Academic Aff airs, said, “There are some problems which are specifi c to Oxford, but it is often the case that teachers’ preconceptions of Oxford are (mis) informed by experiences many years ago, and by second-hand received ‘knowledge’. Further to this, there is little outside recognition of how exceptionally proactive Oxford’s student body is in providing and improving services that students need in response to issues faced here.“Above all, it is important that prospective students are in control of their application – not their teachers, parents, or anyone else. Although concerns may stem from good intentions, it is a serious problem when teachers preclude students from educational opportunities without giving students themselves to explore them and make their own minds up.” she said.Dr Samina Khan, Director of Undergraduate Admissions and Outreach at Oxford, said, “Our outreach activities and commitment in reaching out to teachers prioritises those most in need of support, and includes a newly launched Sutton Trust summer school for teachers from state schools.“We are increasingly reaching out to teachers of younger pupils to help them understand how best to support talented students from early on. At the moment we work with about 2750 state schools every year to address misconceptions about Oxford.”In its report, the Sutton Trust drew attention to its own work with state school students. “The Sutton Trust has run Teacher Summer Schools at Oxford and Cambridge this year, free courses that aim to dispel common myths about Oxbridge and other leading universities and to provide support to state school teachers to help bright students to apply,” it said. Over 40 per cent of state secondary school teachers rarely or never advise their academically gifted students to apply to Oxford or Cambridge, according to a survey released yesterday by the Sutton Trust. The survey, of a nationally representative 1,607 teachers, also found common perceptions of the proportion of state-educated students Oxbridge, despite increases in state school numbers in recent years.Only 21 per cent of state secondary teachers said they always advised their bright students to appl. When asked to guess the proportion of state-educated students at Oxbridge, just one in a hundred overestimated it.Sir Peter Lampl, Chairman of the Sutton Trust, said, “Today’s polling tells us that many state school teachers don’t see Oxbridge as a realistic goal for their brightest pupils. The reasons are they don’t think they will get in and if they get in they don’t think they will fit in.”Sir Lampl’s comments are supported by the data, which suggest that a fi fth of teachers who don’t encourage bright students to apply do so because they feel applications will be unsuccessful, and 13 per cent because they expect students to be unhappy there. Sixty per cent say they never advise on university choice.James Brackin, a second-year Magdalen student who went to Worthing Sixth Form College, said, “The teachers at my college were very keen to encourage us to apply to Oxbridge – they ran a scheme called Aspire that was aimed at getting more academically gifted students (with 5 As at GCSE) into competitive universities. We were each given an UCAS adviser to help us with the application, and my Physics teacher (I was applying for Physics and Philosophy at Oxford at the time) spent two lunchtimes a week helping me prepare for the Physics Aptitude Test.“The programme included trips to the Oxford and Cambridge Student Conference at Epsom Downs, as well as to the Oxford September Open Day.”last_img read more

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Hudson County’s relationship with ICE

first_imgDear Editor:I am disappointed to read that Hudson County ended the partnership program with ICE. So instead of notifying ICE when an illegal criminal leaves the county jail, the county now allows these formerly incarnated people the right to return to the community. I am sure that privilege is not given to American citizens who face jurisdictions in other parts of this country; they don’t get a free pass to return to the community but instead are turned over to face justice elsewhere.Besides showing discrimination to American citizens in the penal system, what the freeholders did is now very dangerous. It is safer for ICE agents to collect criminals from the Hudson County jail instead of going into the community and do raids. These are not choir boys; they committed crimes that put them in the county jail in the first place. The freeholders have put ICE agents as well as the community in jeopardy.Here is the irony, California, now a sanctuary state does not allow ICE to have access to criminals, too. That does not stop ICE from doing their job. They make raids and scopes up everyone they find in a particular building. They are collecting the criminal as well as the non-criminal illegal immigrants. Does ICE release the non-criminal immigrants? Of course not, after all, coming here illegally is still a crime. Yvonne Balcerlast_img read more

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Open consultation: Updating the government buying standards for food and catering services (GBSF)

first_imgWe’re seeking views on the updates to the GBSF nutrition standards.The aim of the policy we’re proposing is to ensure healthier food and drink options are available across the public sector.All central government departments and their agencies must comply with the GBSF, as well as prisons, the armed forces and the NHS.Schools must follow the school food standards legislation but may also choose to use the GBSF too.The wider public sector is encouraged to apply these standards.These plans were announced as part of Childhood obesity: a plan for action, chapter 2.last_img read more

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Kitsch or artwork? Controversial monument unveiled in Serbia

first_imgBELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia’s president has attended the unveiling of a grandiose monument to a medieval monk and historic ruler which has come under fire from critics who call it oversized and kitschy.  President Aleksandar Vucic’s allies say the 23-meter-high, 70-ton bronze sculpture of the legendary founder of the Serbian state, Stefan Nemanja, placed on a gilded egg-shaped construction in downtown Belgrade will be a new landmark of the Serbian capital.  Opponents think the monument is a megalomaniacal and pricy token of Vucic’s populist and autocratic rule that should be removed. The unveiling was on Wednesday night.last_img read more

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Project supports cancer patients

first_imgHundreds of students gathered in South Dining Hall Saturday afternoon to make fleece blankets for cancer patients at the annual Aidan Project. The project, sponsored by Circle K and Knott Hall, began in 2006 when former Knott resident Aidan Fitzgerald, then a sophomore, was diagnosed with testicular cancer. Over 400 students attended Saturday’s event. Knott service commissioner Mitchell Lopes said participants made 324 blankets and raised $2,000 from T-shirt sales, both improvements from last year’s event. The money will be donated to the Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis where Fitzgerald was treated. The blankets will be donated to multiple hospitals, but primarily to Riley. Lopes said Fitzgerald developed the idea for the project after he went into remission. “After he beat the cancer he thought it would be great if he could start something in tribute to cancer [treatment], so he came up with this project,” Lopes said. “He [had a friend in] Circle K and lived in Knott, so he brought the two together.” Sophomore Mara Stolee, Aidan Project commissioner for Circle K, said the project is so popular with students because of its convenience. “We run the event on campus, in South Dining Hall, which makes it extremely easy [for them] to take a few hours of their time and do something nice for others,” she said. Circle K not only purchases the fleece, but also precuts it, Stolee said, making it feasible for students to stop by only briefly and still complete a blanket. Lopes agreed that it is easy to contribute to the Aidan project. “It’s a fairly quick project, so you don’t have to spend hours of time or a full day there,” he said. “You can pop in for 15 minutes, make a blanket, and you’ve done something constructive that helps someone. There’s a sense of accomplishment being able to say, “Hey, I only spent 15 minutes and I helped this great cause.” Junior Tyler Smith has attended the Aidan Project the past three years because of his close relationship with Fitzgerald. “I came to know him through my brother, who was his roommate and best friend,” Smith said. “Going to the Aiden Project is not only a way to help those who have cancer, but to support Aidan.” Smith said Fitzgerald’s personality helps the project continue to reach high attendance numbers. “He is very well-liked throughout the Notre Dame community,” he said. “And even though he has graduated, [Fitzgerald] continues to maintain many friendships with people still here.” Sophomores Cara Curran and Colleen Kerins also participated in the Aidan Project because of personal relationships with Fitzgerald. “We went last year because Aidan was a Cavanaugh football coach, so a lot of Cavanaugh girls were involved,” Kerins said. Curran said the project is a simple way to give back to those less fortunate. “You can just go and relax and hang out with your friends,” she said. “And they make it really easy for you to make the blankets.” Stolee said the brilliance of the Aidan Project stems from the way it takes a simple idea and applies it on such a large scale. “Cancer changes the way people live their lives, but with the Aidan Project we hope to change the way that they live with cancer by offering them gifts of love and support,” she said. “Cancer patients fight a hard battle, and it is important that they know each day that people care about them and are cheering them on.”last_img read more

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Ricketts, Ruelas compose mental health memo to Board of Trustees

first_imgEric Richelsen | The Observer Student government compiled its new research and recommendations on mental health in a memo to the University Board of Trustees.Student body president Bryan Ricketts said the memo is an extension of a report on student stress and mental health written by Lauren Vidal and Matthew Devine, last year’s student body president and vice president, as well as Shannon Montague, their chief of staff.“We thought it was a great conversation,” Ricketts said. “Their look at student stress examined how conditions can exacerbate mental illness, or even create it for the first time. Now we’re examining some of the leftover questions, looking more at the actions taken to help students with mental illness.”Dan Sehlhorst, student body chief of staff, said the memo contained a further analysis of mental illness in relation to high-risk groups on campus, as well as information about individual colleges’ responses to student mental health needs.Sehlhorst said student government issued two main recommendations in the memo, suggesting changes to address the climate and procedures related to mental illness on Notre Dame’s campus.Ricketts said student government defined stigma reduction and emphasized the role of community as segments of its recommendation about the climate surrounding mental illness on campus.“Through a combination of academic research, campus research and data analysis we did over the summer, we were able to sit back and decide what we, as a student government, want to accomplish this year,” he said.Sehlhorst said the memo addressed five procedures related to mental illness — parental education, collegiate targeted outreach, high-risk group targeted outreach, faculty education and college referral education.Educating parents about the mental health resources on campus could help them provide support to their children in times of need, Sehlhorst said.“We want to help parents know better how to refer their students if they were identifying signs that they needed some additional help — maybe they’re way too stressed over the phone, maybe they’re really depressed,” he said.Vidal and Devine’s report highlighted freshman students and international Asian students as those with a higher risk of stress-related mental illnesses, Sehlhorst said.“We identified five additional high-risk groups: LGBTQ students, racial and ethnic minorities, students who have a background of high socioeconomic need, men and non-Catholic students,” he said. “Each of those groups face mental health issues in a different way. They often face different types of mental health issues, so they need to all be dealt with in a specific way.”Sehlhorst said different on-campus organizations have close relationships with different demographics, allowing them to serve as a resource for different high-risk groups.The memo also notes the importance of faculty education about the mental health resources on campus, such as the Campus Assessment Response and Education Team (CARE Team), Ricketts said.Sehlhorst said student government suggested broader faculty training programs to teach faculty members about ways to recognize mental illnesses and how to help put students in touch with the resources available to them.“It would start with the actual training … so they know the warning signs and resources available,” he said. “A lot of colleges do this really well already. Basically, what we are identifying is we can still improve even further.”Ricketts said it is important to continue the collaboration between the different colleges at the University, continuously evaluating the best way to help students access the resources they need.“These are all ideas, initiatives that we’re using to frame how we’re dealing with mental health and how we’re engaging with administrators and the colleges on mental health issues,” he said.To address mental illness, student government has also created a department of health and wellness and assisted in the development and promotion of the McDonald Center for Student Well-Being, Ricketts said.Members of the Notre Dame community have vocalized their desires to address mental illness on campus, Ricketts said.“This is an issue that affects students, and we want to make sure we’re continuing that dialogue and continuing student engagement with the issue,” he said.Tags: Board of Trustees, mental illness, Notre Dame, Student Government Memolast_img read more

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Dress for Safety

first_img* Pre-rinse heavily contaminated clothing outside with a hose. Or soak them in a bucket,or use the pre-rinse cycle on the washer. * After laundering, run the empty washer through a complete cycle with hot water anddetergent to remove residue. * Line-dry clothing whenever possible. Air and sunshine help break down pesticideresidue. Residue can build up inside the dryer and contaminate the following loads. “After using pesticides, remove your clothing and launder them separately from otherclothing,” Hibbs said. “Wash your hands and any exposed skin promptly and thoroughlywith soap and water.” If you’re using pesticides in granular form, she said, wear a long-sleeved shirt, long pants,socks and shoes. For liquid pesticides with “caution” on the label, wear the same itemsplus rubber or chemical-resistant gloves. For products with “warning” or “danger” on thelabels, add eye protection. The safety glasses should include front, brow and templeprotection. Always launder pesticide-contaminated clothes before wearing them again, Hibbs said.Take other safety steps in the laundry room. * Wash only a few garments at a time. Use hot water, a full water level and a normalwashing cycle. Rewash heavily contaminated clothing two or three times without dryingbetween washings. Wash them separately from other clothes. After using liquid pesticides, follow the same cleanup instructions and rinse your glovesbefore you remove them. If any of your clothes are saturated with chemicals, remove themand shower. “The dress code and cleaning instructions are the same whether you’re spraying a fewweeds in the yard or spraying acres of crops,” Hibbs said. It’s that time of year again. The flowers and trees are all coming back to life. And so arethe weeds. * Use heavy-duty detergent and increase the recommended amount by a fourth. Don’t usebleach or ammonia. Avoid chemical reactions. “If you’re pregnant, please be extremely careful handling pesticide-contaminated clothing,”Hibbs said. “Many people take for granted the clothing aspect of pesticide application,” said JudyHibbs, a family and consumer scientist with the University of Georgia Extension Service.”But it’s very important for your safety.” * Store the pesticide-contaminated items in a container outside or separate from the otherlaundry. For heavily contaminated clothing, wear gloves while working with them. If your response to the weeds is to grab your pesticide sprayer and get to work, slowdown. The weeds can wait while you dress for the occasion. last_img read more

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Spain Willing To Aid Colombia’s Peace Process

first_imgBy Dialogo April 29, 2009 Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero told Colombia’s Alvaro Uribe that Spain is ready to offer Bogota whatever help it can in settling the Andean nation’s decades-old internal conflict. The Colombian president began a two-day official visit to Spain. The Spanish government announced that during the meeting, Zapatero expressed to Uribe “the solidarity of Spain in the struggle against violence and drug trafficking” and Madrid’s willingness “to continue cooperating, if Colombian authorities feel the same way, in the … peace processes.” Spain is collaborating with Norway and Switzerland in the dialogue with Colombia’s ELN rebel group and is participating with Switzerland and France in the mediation process for the release of hostages with the larger FARC insurgency. Uribe and Zapatero discussed the international financial crisis, the regional integration processes in Latin America and the progress in negotiations for the association agreement between the European Union and certain Andean countries. The swine flu that is affecting several countries, particularly Mexico, was also dealt with by the two leaders. Spanish officials called bilateral relations “excellent,” while Uribe said ties between Colombia and Spain are “optimal: they have been and our hope is that they continue on that course.” The Colombian leader had an intense day on Tuesday, during which he visited the Spanish Parliament and gave a speech at the New Economic Forum in Madrid. On Wednesday morning, he will meet with a group of businessmen and will also get together with the leader of Spain’s main opposition Popular Party, Mariano Rajoy. Uribe, who is accompanied by his wife on the trip, will conclude his visit on Wednesday with a luncheon hosted by King Juan Carlos, where Queen Sofia, Crown Prince Felipe and his wife, Princess Letizia, will also be in attendance. Spain is the second-largest foreign investor in Colombia, with 9.4 percent of the total such investment, exceeded only by the United States.last_img read more

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