USU Football Addresses Media Prior To Friday’s Game At Wake Forest

first_img Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah-Monday, Utah State football head coach Gary Andersen, junior quarterback Jordan Love and senior defensive tackle Devon Anderson addressed the media ahead of this Friday’s season opener at Wake Forest.Andersen called fall camp “a positive” and cited the bonding that occurred on his team because of it.He called the Demon Deacons “an explosive offense” and called their redshirt junior quarterback, Jamie Newman, “a talented quarterback.”Concerning senior defensive back DJ Williams’ move from nickel to corner, he cited the fact that Wake Forest often plays with three to four receivers, so he wants to give as many Aggies cornerbacks reps as is possible.Andersen also said wide receiver was the toughest position to determine starters for in fall camp. He also wants to wear out opponents with the Aggies’ no-huddle offense he plans to employ throughout the season.He also spoke highly of Demon Deacons senior defensive back Essang Bassey, saying he has “great reactive skills” and likely has a long career ahead of him beyond college football.Love called fall camp “a really good camp” and said the last Wake Forest game, a 46-10 Aggies loss at Winston-Salem, N.C. in 2017, was a tough experience for him.Love also confirmed he still gets butterflies before games because of how the excitement builds up for him.Anderson said it was difficult learning a new defense, but said that scheme-wise it is a better defense for the Aggies to play.Anderson said he respects Newman’s size (as he is 6-4 and 230 pounds) and lauded him for not being “scared of contact.”In closing, Anderson said it is unreal to think of himself as a senior and the Baltimore native appreciates the opportunities Utah State has afforded him Tags: Devon Anderson/Essang Bassey/Gary Andersen/Jamie Newman/Jordan Love/USU Football/Wake Forest Demon Deacons August 26, 2019 /Sports News – Local USU Football Addresses Media Prior To Friday’s Game At Wake Forest Brad Jameslast_img read more

Collins, Donald Sharp of Ocean City, NJ

first_imgCollins, Donald Sharp of Ocean City, NJ passed away peacefully under a pink sunset on the last day of summer, September 21, 2016. He left this world as he had wished, in the house that he was born 91 years earlier surrounded by the love of all of his children and several grandchildren and his oldest great-grandchild.Donald served honorably in WWII in the European theatre as a belly gunner of a B-17 bomber where he earned the Distinguished Flying Cross for his heroic actions.Once returning to the states, he worked at Airwork in Millville, NJ for over 40 years.Donald is survived by two daughters Maryann Noblett (Ray), Donna Lynn Gendusa (Vince), Randall Hughes (Deanna) and D. Scott Collins (Chere) as well as nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.For condolences to the family, visit read more

News story: Adult Education Budget (AEB) 2018 to 2019 increased flexibility for learners in receipt of low wage

first_imgThe one-year trial, for the 2018 to 2019 funding year, will enable more eligible adults to access AEB funding.This will help to increase AEB participation and lift social mobility barriers to learning for those who would not otherwise engage due to course fees being unaffordable. It will also support those that are in low paid employment and are wanting to further progress in work and in their chosen career.The current AEB fee remission rules focus on providing full funding for eligible unemployed adults, young people (aged 19 to 23) with skills below level 2, and adults aged 19 and over, without English and maths up to level 2. Currently individuals who do not fall into one of these categories may have to contribute 50% towards the cost of their learning (commonly known as co-funding).The new eligibility requirements for learners to receive full funding during the trial are: those that are eligible for co-funding, and, earn less than £15,736.50 annual gross salary To confirm learner eligibility providers must: have seen evidence of the learner’s gross annual wages in these circumstances, for example, this could be a wage slip within 3 months of the learner’s learning start date, or a current employment contract, which states gross monthly/annual wages enter the ILR monitoring code (363) for every eligible learner they fully fund through this trial, this is imperative as we will use data collected from this trial to inform future adult funding policy development We have engaged with representative bodies, Mayoral Combined Authorities and the Greater London Authority, who have been supportive of the trial and it’s aims to make learning more accessible for the low paid.The rules associated with the trial are in the adult education budget (AEB) funding rules 2018 to 2019.last_img read more

Government response: Government response to Honda announcement

first_img Honda have announced, as part of a global restructuring, plans to close their Swindon plant in 2021; and instead manufacture and export the new Civic model into Europe from Japan. As Honda have said, this is a commercial decision based on unprecedented changes in the global market. Regardless, this is a devastating decision for Swindon and the UK. This news is a particularly bitter blow to the thousands of skilled and dedicated staff who work at the factory, their families and all of those employed in the supply chain. I will convene a taskforce in Swindon with local MPs, civic and business leaders as well as trade union representatives to ensure that the skills and expertise of the workforce is retained, and these highly valued employees move into new skilled employment. The automotive industry is undergoing a rapid transition to new technology. The UK is one of the leaders in the development of these technologies and so it is deeply disappointing that this decision has been taken now. Business Secretary Greg Clark said:last_img read more

Social media reaction to Premier Foods’ supplier payment row

first_imgAs usual the internet, particularly social media, has been quick to react in the light of the criticism of Premier Foods.Here, British Baker, collates some of the views on the controversial practice of asking suppliers to pay to continue to do business with the food conglomerate, the so-called ‘pay and stay’.[View the story “Premier Foods: internet reaction to supplier payments row” on Storify]last_img

Disruption Day: An IT Paradox

first_imgIn my last post, I looked into the emergence of ‘Bimodal IT’ as enterprises juggle traditional IT infrastructure with new, exploratory structures for the web-based, hyper-scale IT needed in the digital era.The real challenge for enterprises in this context is not simply in the delivery of these resources – many have managed that. Deploying PaaS or Hadoop is just the delivery of another platform for enterprise IT teams.The real challenge is in developing and delivering a plan that sees a more strategic migration of business applications to the ‘mode’ of IT that best suits its needs.What I mean by this is; if you take, for the sake of argument, a business that has 100 applications used both within the enterprise and directly by its customers. And all 100 of those live in ‘mode 1’ IT at the moment. An organisation embarking on a true transformation programme should look at those 100 applications; prioritise the ones that might be suited for migration to web scale, and within those, determine the features that should be migrated and those that should be deprecated.This challenge sounds enormous; but of course, only needs to be tackled one step at a time. Each application in turn, each function in turn, prioritised by different criteria based on urgency of need, age of the application or infrastructure, customer demands, etc.The key for establishing where to start, though, is the conversation we have with our customers when we embark on transformation programs. In a workshop, we get an understanding of how the customers’ IT is operating today and start building a tactical plan to give the business some control and understanding of its Bimodal IT context, moving the right applications and functions to the platform appropriate for its needs.The alternative? Businesses that don’t embark with a transformation programme here will get caught in the timid middle – neither committing to the new digital world order nor ignoring it. They will likely continue to live on in frustration with ‘mode 1’ IT, even as its staff put organisational data at risk in public cloud resources for their exploratory IT. And those businesses will not remain competitive for long.Do you run a Bimodal IT context? Do you have a strategy for managing it? Would be interested to read your thoughts in the comments.Originally posted on InFocus, the EMC Global Services blog.last_img read more

Crawford addresses College achievements

first_imgDean Gregory Crawford spoke to Student Senate Wednesday about the College of Science’s accomplishments since it set goals for development in 2008. The College aimed to improve its undergraduate program, grow economically and advance its Catholic character, Crawford said. Crawford focused on the College’s success in developing its academic curriculum. “We really put a lot of effort the last three years in biology,” he said. “A lot of the young people that we hired [for that department] we got from incredible schools.” Crawford said the College of Science added a new department called Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics, noting the University’s previous lack of a variety of statistics courses. “It was becoming an issue that we didn’t have the expertise to really dig deep into some of these questions that our researchers had,” Crawford said. The College also launched a minor in sustainability last fall, Crawford said. The program, open to all students in all majors and colleges, incorporates elements of science, human health, the environment and energy. “There are different tracks you can take, so you can … find your own niche in what you might be interested in doing,” Crawford said. The College of Science expanded its membership in the Glynn Family Honors Program, which endeavors to bridge the arts, humanities and sciences, Crawford said. Student body president Pat McCormick said he has been in conversation with the staff of the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center (DPAC) about creating an arts advisory council. “DPAC has been working to really try to develop this proposal to really advance the arts at Notre Dame,” he said after the meeting. “I think they’re still determining what the membership of the council would be, but essentially it would be a means of providing student input into the arts at Notre Dame and also work to coordinate among students in efforts to advance advocacy for the art community.” McCormick said he also scheduled a meeting with the South Bend Police Department next week to promote community relations between Notre Dame and South Bend. “We’re looking forward to just continuing to try to build up good relations and also a shared commitment to keeping the community safe,” he said.last_img read more

Man Charged With Allegedly Smashing Ex-Girlfriend’s Windows

first_imgShare: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) Stock Image.JAMESTOWN – A Jamestown is charged with allegedly smashing out his ex-girlfriend’s van windows following a domestic dispute Thursday morning.Jamestown Police say they responded to an address on West 7th Street just after 2:30 a.m.Through investigation, officers alleged that Andres Benitez-Correa, 30, became upset and smashed his ex-girlfriend’s van windows with a baseball bat.Shortly after the incident, police say Benitez-Correa turned himself in at the Jamestown Police Department. Police say Benitez-Correa is charged with third-degree mischief and was held pending arraignment.last_img

Farm to School month

first_imgWith the majority of American children at least two generations removed from the farm, it is common for them to think their food originates at the grocery store. Or even worse, they may think it comes from a fast food restaurant. The Farm to School program was established to help battle this misperception and to help children connect and appreciate the food they eat. According to the National Farm to School Network, Farm to School is “a program that connects K-12 schools and local farms with the objectives of serving healthy meals in schools, improving student nutrition, providing agriculture, health and nutrition opportunities, and supporting local and regional farmers.” Recently, a Farm to School Kick-off was held in Monroe. Teachers, Master Gardeners, concerned parents and farmers all gathered to share what they are doing to address the issue. Activities occurring in Walton County range from school gardens, nutrition education, Boys and Girls Club programs, farm tours as well as 4-H and FFA activities. Childhood obesity is at an all-time high in our country, and Farm to School programs show an impact by introducing fresh fruits and vegetable to children in a fun and interactive way. When children participate in the actual growing of their food, they are much more likely to eat it. School gardens are becoming a proven method to introduce certain math, social studies, language arts, science and health concepts to students. Rick Huszagh and Crista Carrell of Down to Earth Energy feel so strongly about the initiative, they donated a trailer filled with garden tools to be used by schools and community groups who want to teach others how to grow their own food. Christy Bowman, principal at Harmony Elementary School, has a dream of reconnecting her students back to the earth by developing “Harmony Farms” on the school property. Master Gardener Rosemarie Sells is using pottery and journal writing to introduce children to the world of food production. Local organic vegetable producer Clay Brady of Foster Brady Farms is willing to speak at schools about the life of a farmer or offer field trips to his farm.To bring awareness to these efforts, October has been named National Farm to School month. Think about how you can take part. If you have gardening skills, volunteer to help in your child’s school garden, sign up to read a farm-related book to students at a local school, visit a local farmers market, plant a cool season vegetable garden at home, pledge to pack more fresh fruits and vegetables in your child’s lunch box, or visit a local farm to pick a pumpkin. To learn more ways to celebrate Farm to School month, go to read more

Vermont foresters assist New York State in combating emerald ash borer

first_imgTwo foresters from the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation recently participated in an interstate effort to survey for the emerald ash borer in eastern New York. The emerald ash borer is an invasive insect from Asia, which was detected in Ulster and Greene Counties in New York last summer. The State of New York, with assistance from the US Forest Service, is conducting a survey to delineate the extent of this infestation so that management options to slow the spread of the insect can be developed.Emerald ash borer attacks and kills all species of ash, and threatens over 100 million ash trees growing in Vermont. In 2002, this insect was discovered in the vicinity of Detroit and neighboring Ontario. Since then, it has been found in fifteen states and two Canadian provinces, killing tens of millions of ash trees. Emerald ash borer has never been detected in Vermont, but the eastern New York infestation and an infestation near Montreal are within 50 miles of the state.  Outlier populations like these, which are far removed from the primary infested area in the Great Lakes region and close to urban areas, pose the greatest risk in terms of population expansion and economic impact, according to Nate Siegert, US Forest Service entomologist, and technical advisor to the effort in New York.The two foresters joined colleagues from New York and other New England states on the survey crew. They assisted local foresters by inspecting ash trees for woodpecker activity and other evidence of beetle infestation, and collecting ash bolts for closer examination. Team members worked together in a nearby warehouse, debarking the bolts, and dissecting them to look for insect galleries and other signs of emerald ash borer.In addition to providing needed assistance to the State of New York, team participants had the opportunity to learn firsthand how to survey for an insect which may spread to Vermont. ‘I was glad to help’, said Jim Esden, one of the State of Vermont foresters who participated in the week-long assignment. ‘The staff from the New York Department of Environmental Conservation and the US Forest Service are faced with a daunting task to delineate this infestation and slow its spread.  They were very helpful and professional. Working with them taught us a lot that may help us in Vermont someday.’The Vermont foresters were also able to observe the level of effort that will be required to address an emerald ash borer infestation. ‘When it shows up, you can’t get rid of it. You’ve just got to manage it’, observed Aaron Hurst, who also worked in New York. State of Vermont agencies are working with federal partners to prepare for emerald ash borer. A Vermont Emerald Ash Borer Action Plan is in place. Over one hundred campgrounds have been surveyed for the insect. In the spring, citizen volunteers interested in becoming Forest Pest First Detectors will be trained to assist their communities with emerald ash borer detection and response.Moving infested firewood over long distances has been the primary cause of emerald ash borer’s rapid expansion over the past nine years. Outbreaks are often found near campgrounds or parks.  ‘One of the most important things we can do to protect our forests is to stop moving firewood. It’s really that simple.’ says Jay Lackey, Forestry Specialist with the Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation. Survey team peeling ash logs to inspect them for signs of emerald ash borer.Left to right:Sarah Schoenberg ‘ US Forest Service, Finger Lakes National ForestJim Esden – Vermont Dept. of Forests, Parks & RecreationNate Siegert ‘ US Forest Service, Northeastern Area State & Private ForestryAaron Hurst – Vermont Dept. of Forests, Parks & Recreationlast_img read more