Mike Traina Written by September 25, 2018 /Sports News – Local Badgers Unable To Stop Artichoke Aerial Attack FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailThe 3rd ranked Snow Badgers ran into a buzz saw on Saturday as they were upset by the 8th ranked Scottsdale Artichokes 44-28 in the WSFL opener for both teams. Wisconsin transfer quarterback Kare Lyles led the Artichoke offense, throwing for 375 yards and 6 touchdowns. Badger linebacker John Ofahengaue led Snow with 4 tackles and two interceptions, one for a 77 yard return for a touchdown.The Badger offense was led by wide receiver Derek Wright who caught 7 passes for 104 yards and a touchdown, while running back Jaylen Warren rushed for 131 yards. Linebacker Sherwin Lavaka also made 8 tackles, while defensive ends Parker Workman and Isaac Fotu recorded sacks. At 3-1, Snow will try to regroup this Saturday as they host the Phoenix Bears for a 7:00 pm kick-off at Robert Stoddard Field at Badger Stadium on the Snow campus in Ephraim.
Tags: Utah State Football September 29, 2020 /Sports News – Local Utah State Football Commences Fall Practices Monday Brad James Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah-Monday, Utah State Football commenced practices as the Aggies prepare for an eight-week Mountain West Conference season which begins October 24.The Aggies are in the midst of their five-day acclimatization period and conducted a two-hour practice Monday.This week’s activities conclude with a Friday scrimmage.The Aggies’ participants consist of 12 returning starters (seven on offense and five on defense) and 41 returning lettermen, including 25 seniors.All fall practices are closed.Ticket information for Utah State home games this season will be announced soon.Based on recommendations from Utah State University, the Utah Department of Health and the Logan-based Bear River Health Department, a limited number of fans will be allowed inside Maverik Stadium.
FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail News Release From The Past Concerning The Selection Of The IU Multidisciplinary Academic Medical Education And Research Center EDITORS NOTE: What a difference two (2) years makes. Attached is a April 11, 2014 news release from Indiana University media relations department concerning the selection of IU Multidisciplinary Academic Medical Education And Research Center in downtown Evansville.We are amazed to hear that members of the Higher Education Commission, State Legislature and IvyTech are telling people that Ivy Tech-Evansville was never considered to be a part of this project and thats why they were not included in the upcoming Biennium budget hearings!Please read the official News Release sent to us on April 11, 2014 by the Indiana University media relations department and see if you feel that Ivy-Tech-Evansville was never considered to be a part of the IU Multidisciplinary Academic Medical Education And Research Center in downtown Evansville. It looks like someone isn’t telling the truth!April 11, 2014News Release From Indiana UniversityIU TO BUILD EDUCATIONAL AND RESEARCH MEDICAL CENTER IN DOWNTOWN EVANSVILLEBLOOMINGTON, Ind. — The Indiana University Board of Trustees has selected Skanska U.S. HealthRealty to build a multidisciplinary academic medical education and research center in downtown Evansville that will expand the IU School of Medicine’s presence in the city and dramatically increase medicine- and health-related educational opportunities for students in southwestern Indiana and northwestern Kentucky.The $69.5 million, 170,000-square-foot project, which IU President Michael A. McRobbie recommended to the trustees today from among proposals at four locations in the Evansville area, includes $35 million in incentives from the city of Evansville.The facility could be completed in late 2017 and will house programs from the IU School of Medicine and the IU School of Dentistry, as well as Ivy Tech Community College, the University of Southern Indiana and the University of Evansville. It is expected to serve as many as 1,800 students.“Each of the proposals for this facility were extremely strong, making the recommendation difficult and reflecting the keen interest and outstanding level of support this project has generated from across the Evansville region,” McRobbie said. “Ultimately, however, the focus of our evaluation turned on what was in the best interest of our students and other parties who will benefit most from this facility.“The centrally located downtown site, which is in close proximity to all the city’s major medical facilities, was the clear preference of our students and also received strong support from our academic and hospital partners. While the academic quality of the programs created by this expansion is our paramount concern, it is our hope that this project also will play an important role in the continued economic development of Evansville’s downtown.”McRobbie also praised the city’s leadership for its commitment to the downtown location through the creation of a Tax Increment Financing District that will provide $35 million in funding for the project. The facility will be in a six-block area and adjacent to a planned convention hotel. Evansville officials have estimated that the new School of Medicine facility could have an annual economic impact of as much as $340 million by 2020.“This multi-institutional academic health science education campus will have a profound impact on the future of medicine, medical education and economic development throughout the region and beyond,” said Dr. Jay Hess, dean of the IU School of Medicine and vice president for clinical affairs at the university. “The educational and clinical partners involved in this project will play an important role in filling an acute need for physicians and other health care providers, improving access to the best possible patient care in a dramatically changing environment.”Established in 1972, the IU School of Medicine-Evansville is one of eight IU regional medical schools across Indiana. IU School of Medicine-Evansville was originally divided into two campuses that were consolidated into the current location on the University of Southern Indiana campus in 1994. The program will begin offering four-year medical education for the first time this summer and currently enrolls 46 students.With the completion of the project, the School of Medicine’s facilities in the city will be consolidated into the downtown location. The new medical school complex will be adjacent to the main downtown Deaconess Clinic, close to Deaconess Hospital’s downtown campus and a short drive to St. Mary’s Medical Center, the Deaconess Gateway and Women’s Hospital in east Evansville.“I am very pleased with the support that the academic, medical and broader community-at-large have consistently shown for expanding medical education in southwestern Indiana and northwestern Kentucky,” said Dr. Steven Becker, associate dean and director of IU School of Medicine-Evansville. “I look forward to continuing this important work with our academic and health care partners to create a world-class educational experience for our students.”Today’s decision by the trustees is the culmination of a review process that began in the summer of 2013 with an agreement among the four academic institutions that will house programs in the new facility. Indiana University issued a request for proposals in December 2013 and began reviewing the four qualifying proposals in February.With the site selection complete, IU will now request the release of $2 million in funding from the Indiana Commission for Higher Education and the Indiana State Budget Committee, which was set aside in the state’s 2013 budget to be used for design planning. The three state-funded academic partners — IU, University of Southern Indiana and Ivy Tech — are expected to make a broader funding request from the state for construction of the facility during the 2015 legislative session, and if the money is appropriated and released, construction could begin by late next year.All four academic partners will participate in programming at the facility and in the planning of their respective interior spaces. IU will coordinate the design and architecture work on the project.IU Trustee Patrick Shoulders, an Evansville resident and partner in the law firm Ziemer Stayman Weitzel & Shoulders in the city, hailed the decision to expand medical education in Evansville as a positive for both IU and the region.“This medical education campus has transformative potential for our area, and I am extremely pleased that IU is using its great resources, along with those of our educational partners, to make this happen,” Shoulders said. “Southwestern Indiana has long been the only region of the state without a large IU presence, and with this decision, we begin to remedy that omission.”EDITORS FOOTNOTE: Last week one of our contacts within Indiana Commission for Higher Education gave us an update on the status of the funding request by Ivy Tech-Evansville to be part of the IU Medical School-Evansville capital project.We were told that the President of Ivy Tech Dr. Sue Ellsperman’s formal capital budget request did not include a funding request for Ivy Tech-Evansville offering medical classes on the campus of the new IU Medical facility in Evansville for the upcoming Biennium. (2 years).The Commission for Higher Education will soon vote to support the funding of the following Ivy Tech priority list of capital projects statewide during the next Biennium (2 years. The Ivy Tech projects. The funding recommendations approved by the State Budget Committee for the next 2 years will be sent to the State Legislature later in the year.Ivy-Tech facilities located inKokomo, Gary, Columbus, Ft. Wayne and Sellersburg capital projects have been approved for funding.Ivy Tech-Evansville medical facility was totally left out of the Biennium budget!
Congressman Frank LoBiondo If you missed this yesterday, below is the video clip of House CIA Subcommittee Chairman LoBiondo’s questioning of former CIA Director John Brennan at the open hearing of the House Intelligence Committee. (Note: for some reason CSPAN is best viewed on Internet Explorer).https://www.c-span.org/video/?c4670945/may-23-2017-house-intelligence-committee-open-hearing
The sun peeks through the trees during a walk in Bonney Woods. (Photo by Don Waterhouse)An old tractor sits in a field during Saturday’s storm. (Photo by Don Waterhouse)A family thing! A male and female evening grosbeak in Stratton. (Photo by Jim Knox)A male evening grosbeak enjoying a snack in Stratton. (Photo by Jim Knox)A female evening grosbeak sits long enough for a picture in Stratton. (Photo by Jim Knox )A common redpoll sits out a snowstorm, giving its opinion? In Wilton. (Photo by Jim Knox)A young buck in Straton, trying to shake snow from a Fur branch. It’s fiber and it’s what they need. (Photo by Jim Knox )A morning surprise at the bird feeder. How beautiful a morning can be with mother nature. (Photo by Greg Zemlansky)When this lovely creature returns tomorrow after our storm she will be surprised but delighted to find no snow, only green grass. (Photo by Jane Knox)A Canada Jay shares a granola bar with me. (Photo by Dennis York)Icicles hang from a branch over the brook. (Photo by Dennis York)A snowshoe hare. (Photo by Dennis York)Black-capped chickadees in Wilton. (Photo by Tom Oliver)A hairy woodpecker in Wilton. (Photo by Tom Oliver)It’s ice fishing season on Crowell Pond in New Sharon and Mr. and Mrs. Eagle are keeping watch for free lunch. Mrs. Eagle, on the left, is easily identified by her larger size, (reverse sexual dimorphism) larger hooked beak, and a back hallux (talon) that can grow to 3 inches. Unless they are side by side, gender is difficult to determine due to their identical plumage. Females often have a lower pitched call than males as well. (Photo by Jane Naliboff)Mr. Eagle readies for take off. (Photo by Jane Naliboff)Flying to meet Mrs. Eagle across the pond. (Photo by Jane Naliboff)Sunlight filters through Mr. Eagles downward wings. (Photo by Jane Naliboff)He took a closer look at the ice for food on his way to be with his mate. (Photo by Jane Naliboff)Breakfast time for the Vienna Mill Pond’s resident otter. (Photo by Jane Naliboff)Little Red stretches to his limit to climb onto his favorite lookout. (Photo by Jane Naliboff)Little Red stopped for a bit of grooming before heading back to the woods. . (Photo by Jane Naliboff)To jump or not to jump, that was the question. (Photo by Jane Naliboff)In a flash, he was off. (Photo by Jane Naliboff)O fraptious day, calloh, callay, (Lewis Carroll) Little Gray loves a snow day. (Photo by Jane Naliboff)On the other hand, a snowy day can be no-fun-city for Little Red. (Photo by Jane Naliboff)Snowy day for a black-capped chickadee. (Photo by Jane Naliboff)A tufted titmouse looks for treats in new snow. (Photo by Jane Naliboff)When all else fails, huddle in place or find some goggles. (Photo by Jane Naliboff)
Back in April, Pretty Lights announced that he’d be hosting a four-day destination concert in collaboration with Silver Wrapper dubbed Island Of Light later in the year, with the event slated to go down in Fajardo, Puerto Rico from December 7th through 10th. Last month, two hurricanes—Irma and Maria—charged through the Caribbean, leaving devastation in their wake and local communities at a loss as they still struggle to get the resources they need to survive. Today, Pretty Lights has announced that Island of Light 2017 has been canceled due to the destruction caused by these catastrophic storms. Island Of Light will be issuing full refunds to all customers automatically. Furthermore, producers of the event hope to reschedule the festival in 2018, noting that they will try to create a loyalty program for those who purchased tickets this year.Donate To Island Of Light’s Hurricane Relief GoFundMe HereA statement on the event’s website detailed the decision, noting, “After receiving the official damage report via direct communication from the El Conquistador Resort, and assessing the aftermath to the island of Puerto Rico, the decision was made to cancel. The resort is unable to host guests on our scheduled dates, and looking to reschedule the event anytime soon would be irresponsible, given the current state of Puerto Rico.”Showing love back to the country that were ready to welcome them in December, following the cancellation, Pretty Lights and Silver Wrapper are focused on helping Puerto Rico during its time of need, stating “this has become a tragic humanitarian crisis on the island and we want to do our part to help.” Pretty Lights and Silver Wrapper explained that they will be making donations to United for Puerto Rico and called on fans to donate a portion of their refunds to hurricane relief efforts on the island. The event has created a hurricane relief GoFundMe—you can donate to the fundraiser here. Pretty Lights has also noted that he is working to throw benefits events in Chicago and Denver to support hurricane relief in Puerto Rico in the future.The Island of Light crew elaborated on their charity of choice: “After much research and conversations with people of the island, we have chosen to give donations to United for Puerto Rico. United for Puerto Rico is an initiative brought forth by the First lady of Puerto Rico, Mrs. Beatriz Rosselló in collaboration with the private sector, with the purpose of providing aid and support to those affected in Puerto Rico by the passage of Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria.”You can read a statement about Island Of Light from Phil Salvaggio, Pretty Lights’ manager, here: Over a year of planning and a lot of work was put into this event by all partners (Silver Wrapper, Myself, Pretty Lights, Feyline, and Euphonic Conception). We’re truly devastated by the destruction that Hurricane Maria has left on the island of Puerto Rico. It would be wildly insensitive to the people of Puerto Rico for us reschedule this event for this year, or even the first few months of next year, or to move the event. No one really knows when the island will be back up and fully functioning. What needs to be done now is for people to donate and continue to pray for the people of Puerto Rico. They need our help, and they need it now.You can also read a full statement about the event’s cancelation from Michael Berg, co-founder of Island of Light and managing partner at Silver Wrapper, below:On so many levels, this is devastating, but none more so than for the humanitarian crisis happening on the island of Puerto Rico. Our Puerto Rican brothers and sisters are our fellow Americans, and I’m disgusted by the pathetic response and minimal effort by our terrible “Leader” in this country, both verbally and through lacking action. Silver Wrapper and Island of Light’s charitable fundraising efforts are now underway and a work in progress. We hope you can join us in doing our part to help people get the water, medication, hygiene products, and other basic human necessities needed to stay alive at https://www.gofundme.com/island-of-light-united-for-pr. Canceling an event like this was a first for Silver Wrapper. It was very complicated to make sure we did everything within sensitive and moral confines and to ensure the refund process would be as smooth as possible for our fans. We are equally disappointed, as are the Pretty Lights, Feyline, and Euphonic Conceptions teams at large. We exhausted all possibilities to keep this from going away, but with the state of despair the island is in, it just didn’t feel right. We hope to reschedule Island of Light at a time in the future when the beautiful island of Puerto Rico is back on it’s feet, and any time sooner would be an ethical blunder at best. Thanks for your contribution to help our fellow US Citizens in a true state of disaster. Thank you also for your patience in receiving this message from us.
Twiddle has announced the upcoming “Unplugged In Burlington” performance, a special, intimate evening of acoustic music in the quartet’s hometown of Burlington, Vermont, set to take place on Thursday, April 11th at Higher Ground Ballroom.Tickets to Twiddle’s “Unplugged In Burlington” show go on sale this coming Friday, March 22nd, at 11 a.m. ET. The band also announced that anyone who purchases a ticket to the 2019 edition of their hometown Tumble Down Festival will receive a code allowing them early access to tickets for the unplugged show—a crucial advantage for fans hoping to get into this intimate performance.Twiddle Spells “Los Angeles Jams” With Setlist At L.A. Show [Full Audio]Ahead of the unplugged performance on April 11th, Twiddle will continue their ongoing tour with performances in Missoula, MT (3/20); Bozeman, MT (3/21); Jackson, WY (3/22); and Salt Lake City, UT (3/23) in addition to a pair of shows at Rutland, VT’s Paramount Theatre (3/28, 3/29). For a full list of Twiddle’s upcoming tour dates, head to their website here.
A man passionate about the Amazon rainforest, a woman committed to safeguarding the world’s water, and a Nobel Peace Prize winner were all part of a Harvard discussion Wednesday (April 14) about the future of the planet.And much of what they outlined wasn’t good.The environmental experts offered dire warnings and grim predictions about the Earth’s future, even as they offered glimmers of hope.The scholars were part of the fourth and final panel celebrating the Harvard Extension School‘s 100th anniversary. It was titled “Sustaining Our Earth’s Ecosystems.” Steve Curwood ’69, executive producer and host of the National Public Radio program “Living on Earth,” was the moderator. He asked the panelists what they saw as the greatest challenge facing the planet.It’s man’s “disconnect with the environment,” said Eric Chivian, an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. People don’t realize that what they do has tremendous impact, both on the environment and their health, argued the founder and director of Harvard’s Center for Health and the Global Environment. In addition, because the loss of biodiversity happens so slowly, he noted, the problem is too “abstract” for many to comprehend.Climate change “is so hard to see; it’s so hard to experience in our everyday lives.”Panelist Mark Plotkin was a high school dropout who was working moving dinosaur bones around Harvard’s Museum of Comparative Zoology when he became hooked on the Amazon and its issues after taking a class with former Harvard professor Richard Schultes. People need to understand that the Earth’s problems are all interconnected, he said.Forest destruction is a main cause of climate change, said the Harvard Extension School graduate and authority on ecosystems, who went on to earn master’s and doctoral degrees and found the Amazon Conservation Team.Plotkin, who has worked for years in the Amazon rain forest with indigenous peoples examining how their shamans use jungle plants for medicine, is also working with the same indigenous populations to help save the area’s forests.Such conservation work is critical, he said, because the greatest threat to mankind is “drug-resistant bacteria.” If staphylococcus aureus swaps genes with streptococcus, “It’s going to melt the human race like a wax museum on fire,” said Plotkin. “Eighty percent of antibiotics still come from nature,” and the richest source of life is the Amazon.“We need to know that when we are destroying Mother Nature, we are destroying ourselves,” Plotkin said.People fail to understand how their actions directly impact the environment, echoed Alexandra Cousteau, granddaughter of famed undersea explorer Jacques-Yves Cousteau. “Our choices have far-reaching consequences to people on the other side of the globe. … [Forgetting that fact] is something that everybody is guilty of.”The problem is endemic, said the water advocate, who described exploring with other environmentalists how overfishing had damaged a remote village, and then watching in horror as her colleagues ordered the very same endangered fish at lunch in a nearby restaurant.There’s an “inability to understand the cycle that starts happening because of our choices,” said Cousteau, who noted that governments, industries, environmental organizations, communities, and indigenous groups all have roles to play in changing the dialogue.The panelists also discussed how they became involved in their work.Chivian, who won the Nobel Prize in 1985 for helping to develop International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, said his seminal moment came as a young physician. He recalled how a former professor helped to halt U.S. government’s plans for a fleet of supersonic transport planes by testifying that their nitrogen exhaust would harm the ozone and cause a rapid rise in malignant melanomas.I realized that “ultimately environmental issues are issues of human health,” said Chivian, co-author of the 2008 book “Sustaining Life: How Human Health Depends on Biodiversity.”Cousteau’s love of water came, unsurprisingly, from her grandfather, who took her on her first scuba dive at age 7. “I was hooked,” said Cousteau.The environmentalist is planning a four-month trip across the United States this summer to explore the nation’s water issues. The work will be part of her nonprofit Blue Legacy project that advocates the conservation of the world’s water resources.Ultimately, there is still hope for the planet, said the speakers.Like in the past, as children learned in school about the dangers of smoking and became the most effective opponents when they took the warnings home to their smoker parents, working environmental education into school curricula will be an effective way forward, said Chivian.Additionally, he said, big businesses understand there are savings involved in using more environmentally friendly practices, and money to be made in the business of renewable energy.“There are big bucks in going green, and that’s a big, important development.”Plotkin offered a further note of hope, saying, “These problems were all caused by people. They can be solved by people.”The speakers’ comments were “gratifying, frightening, and inspiring,” Jack Spengler said near the conclusion of the two-hour talk at Lowell Lecture Hall. Spengler is the Akira Yamaguchi Professor of Environmental Health and Human Habitation at Harvard and director of the Extension School’s Graduate Program in Sustainability and Environmental Management.The Harvard Extension School will sponsor one additional public event in celebration of its centennial. On May 14, Sherry Turkle of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology will deliver the Centennial Lowell Lecture titled “The Tethered Life: Technology Reshapes Intimacy and Solitude.” For more information.
Three Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) students — Nataly Moran Cabili, Ph.D. candidate in systems biology, Mehmet Fisek, Ph.D. candidate in neuroscience, and Le Cong , Ph.D. candidate in biological and biomedical sciences — are among the 48 winners in a new fellowship competition from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) that awards full-time funding to exceptional international students in the third, fourth, and fifth years of their graduate programs in science and engineering.Offered for the first time this year, the HHMI’s International Student Research Fellowships will allow these talented students to devote their full attention to research at a critical time during their professional development. The awards serve a particularly important role, according to the HHMI, because much of the available funding for graduate education is reserved for U.S. citizens.