Dixie State Men’s Basketball Ranks Third Nationally In Attendance In 2018-19

first_img Tags: Dixie State men’s basketball/Fort Hays State/NCAA Division II/Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference/Utah Valley/Weber State July 25, 2019 /Sports News – Local Dixie State Men’s Basketball Ranks Third Nationally In Attendance In 2018-19 Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailST. GEORGE, Utah-Per a Thursday report, Dixie State men’s basketball ranked third nationally in NCAA Division II in attendance.This commemorates the 10th consecutive season that Burns Arena has ranked in the top 10 nationally.34,882 spectators in 15 home games saw the Trailblazers, which ranks first in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference while also topping the NCAA South Central region.In season attendance average, Dixie State placed second, tied with Fort Hays State (Kan.), averaging 2,325 fans per home contest.The Trailblazers also placed sixth overall among Utah NCAA schools, of which there are eight.BYU led the Beehive State in men’s basketball attendance as the Cougars had 191,322 fans attend (11,958 per game) with 16 home games at the Marriott Center.Next was Utah (166,004, 11,067 per game) with 15 home games, Utah State (104,709, 6,981 per game) with 15 home games, Weber State (101,326, 6,755 per game), 15 games and Utah Valley (43,985, 2,932 per game) with 15 home games.The Trailblazers finished well ahead of Southern Utah (30,830, 2,055 per game) with 15 home games and Westminster (2,317, 211 per game).The upcoming 2019-20 season will be Dixie State’s last at the Division II level before they advance to Division I. Brad Jameslast_img read more

Coco Guaff beats Venus Williams in Australian Open first round

first_img Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail Scott Clarke / ESPN Images(MELBOURNE, Australia) — “I was a bit shocked. I’m sure everyone was a bit shocked.”That was Coco Gauff’s reaction to facing  Venus Williams again for the first round at a Grand Slam tournament. Just as Gauff, 15, bested Williams, 39, at Wimbledon last year, she’s done it again at the Australian Open. Gauff beat Williams 7-6 (5), 6-3 on Monday at the start of the first major tennis tournament of the year.“That was really difficult. She played really well,” Guaff said of the match, adding that she was “really nervous.”Gauff said she was “more positive coming into this match,” after growing her confidence playing on “big courts.”Other women who played and won in notable matches on Monday were defending champion Naomi Osaka, Serena Williams — a 23 time major champion, top-ranked Ash Barty and 2018 Australian Open winner Caroline Wozniacki. Wozniacki plans to retire after this Australian Open, according to ESPN.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. January 20, 2020 /Sports News – National Coco Guaff beats Venus Williams in Australian Open first roundcenter_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

Local Air Quality Forecasts

first_imgAir quality forecasts for Evansville and Vanderburgh County are provided as a public service.  They are best estimates of predicted pollution levels that can be used as a guide so people can modify their activities and reduce their exposure to air quality conditions that may affect their health.  The forecasts are routinely made available at least a day in advance, and are posted by 10:30 AM Evansville time on Monday (for Tuesday through Thursday) and Thursday (for Friday through Monday).  When atmospheric conditions are uncertain or favor pollution levels above the National Ambient Air Quality Standards, forecasts are made on a daily basis.Ozone forecasts are available from mid-April through September 30th.  Fine particulate (PM2.5) forecasts are available year round. OzoneAir Quality IndexNA*NA*NA*NA*NA* * Not Available and/or Conditions Uncertain.Air Quality Action DaysOzone Alerts are issued by the Evansville EPA when maximum ozone readings averaged over a period of eight hours are forecasted to reach 71 parts per billion (ppb), or unhealthy for sensitive groups on the USEPA Air Quality Index scale.Particulate Alerts are issued by the Evansville EPA when PM2.5 readings averaged over the period of midnight to midnight are forecasted to reach 35 micrograms per meter cubed (µg/m3).Current conditions of OZONE and FINE PARTICULATE MATTER are available in near real-time on the Indiana Department of Environment Management’s website.National and regional maps of current conditions are available through USEPA AIRNow. Fine Particulate(0-23 CST avg)Air Quality IndexgoodgoodgoodNA*NA* Ozone(peak 8-hr avg)(expected)NA*NA*NA*NA*NA* SaturdayOctober 22SundayOctober 23MondayOctober 24TuesdayOctober 25WednesdayOctober 26 Air Quality ForecastFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Pecans Plentiful & Pricey.

first_imgGeorgia pecan growers are enjoying a good crop this year. ButUniversity of Georgia experts say last year’s bad crop will continueto haunt shoppers, creating higher retail prices.Over 100 Million-Pound Crop Expected”After the devastating crop last year, Georgia pecan growershave come back with estimates of 100 million to 110 million poundsof pecans,” said Tom Crocker, a horticulturist with the UGACollege of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.”This is good news for growers, because their inventoriescoming into 1999 are low,” he said.Crocker, an Extension Service pecan specialist, said earlypecan harvesting is a definite marketing niche for Georgia growers.”This early market is good for Georgia growers,” hesaid, “but after Thanksgiving we may see a drop in the market.”Unlike other Georgia crops, pecans weren’t drastically affectedby this year’s drought. “It may have affected some of thenonirrigated trees and caused the nuts to not fill out,”Crocker said. “But for the most part, the quality of thecrop looks very good.”So what does this mean for shoppers who want Georgia pecansfor snacking and holiday baking?Prices Will Be High”Despite the decent crop this year, prices will stay relativelyhigh because of the low carry-over inventory from last year,”said Wojciech Florkowski, a CAES agricultural economist.”The retail prices are going to be at least as high aslast year’s prices,” he said. “And last year’s priceswere high because of the poor crop.”Florkowski has worked closely with the pecan industry for thepast 10 years. He says wholesale pecan prices have risen $2 perpound over the past four years.Higher wholesale prices turn into higher retail prices. “Thisyear, if you can get shelled pecans for $6 a pound, that’s good,”he said. “The prices are quickly moving up into the $7 range.”Wholesale pecan prices have been exceptionally high over thepast few months due to low supplies from last year. “We’veseen very little product movement because there was very littleinventory from last season,” Florkowski said. “The carry-overfrom last year is one of the lowest on record.”Florkowski said retailers sell pecans “first in, lastout.” “When they get the new pecans in,” he said,”they take last year’s pecans out of storage and sell themfirst.”For This Year’s Crop, Shop Farmers MarketIf you plan to buy more than just a pound or two, considershopping the nearest farmers market.”The farmers market offers a fresher product, and youmay get a better price because there’s lower overhead,” hesaid. “Farmers markets sell the pecans straight from thegrowers, and most growers don’t have cold storage facilities.They sell their nuts as they harvest them.””Desirables” and “Stuarts” continue tobe consumers’ favorites, Florkowski said. Both are widely grownin Georgia. Desirables have a naturally light-colored skin andkernel. Stuarts are prone to be darker-skinned nuts. But paststudies have shown they taste the same to consumers.(Photograph by Scott Bauer, United States Department ofAgriculture.)last_img read more

Cambodia moving forward with 140MW of new solar capacity

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享PV Magazine:Cambodia’s council of ministers announced Friday that it has approved four new large-scale solar power projects with 140 MW of total capacity.The projects, which were submitted by local group Schneitec Infinite, Chinese panel maker Risen Energy, Ray Power Supply, and Green Sustainable Ventures, will be constructed on a Build-Own-Operate (BOO) basis.A 20 MW solar park will be located in the Bavet province, while another 60 MW project will be built in the Battambang province, and two additional 30 MW facilities will be installed in the provinces of Pursat and Banteay Meanchey.The Cambodian government also revealed that the 60 MW solar park in Kampong Chhnang, which was tendered at the beginning of this year, may reach completion in August. The project is the first phase of a 100 MW National Solar Park project that was launched in June 2017.All of these projects are part of the government’s strategy to respond to the country’s increasing energy demand. According to Cambodian authorities, electricity demand in the country is expected to grow from its current 1.5 GW to 2.3 GW by 2020, and 2.8 GW megawatts by 2021. So far, power imports from Laos, Vietnam and Thailand are helping the country meet its growing demand.Cambodia currently has just one operational solar park, a 10 MW project by Singapore’s Sunseap in Bavet, a special economic zone of Cambodia in the Svay Rieng province, near its border with Vietnam.More: Cambodia approves four PV projects totaling 140 MW Cambodia moving forward with 140MW of new solar capacitylast_img read more

The East coast Will Be a Lyme disease war zone this year

first_imgTicks carrying Lyme disease are expected to be rampant on the Appalachian Trail and much of the East coast this summer, says Richard Ostfeld, a disease ecologist at the Cary Institute of Ecosystems in Millbrook, New York, who has studied ticks and their relationship with Lyme disease for 30 years.The summer of 2015 produced the perfect conditions for oak trees to produce acorns, the main source of food for white-footed-mice that live in Eastern forests. More food for these mice leads to an exploding mouse population. The white-footed mice are the most popular hosts for black-legged ticks, the main carrier of Lyme disease. With more mice, ticks can more easily find a warm body on which to live and later reproduce, passing down the Lyme disease to the nymphs. The nymphs have the highest rate of transmitting the disease because they are incredibly difficult to notice, being about the size of a poppy seed. The black-legged ticks have increased their range by 20 percent from 1998 and are now found in 50 percent of U.S. counties.According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are about 300,000 reported cases of Lyme disease every year. That total does not include the thousands of people who go undiagnosed. Holly Ahern, an associate professor of microbiology at the State University of New York, has studied Lyme disease for seven years. Ahern says that the Lyme disease bloodwork only accurately diagnoses about 50 percent of those who are tested. She estimates the more accurate number of people affected with Lyme disease is closer to 600,000.Ticks are often found in body crevices and hard-to-reach places such as armpits, groins, and behind the ears. It usually takes 36 to 48 hours to transfer the disease. Lyme disease symptoms include fever, chills, headache, fatigue, muscle and joint aches, and swollen lymph nodes, often confused with a cold or flu by the carrier. The most identifiable symptom of Lyme is a rash in the shape of a bulls-eye found near the bite. According to the CDC, 70-80 percent of people infected with Lyme disease find this mark.Read about one woman’s personal battle with Lyme disease here.Lyme: The Insidious Threat that Nobody is Talking AboutIf recognized and treated, Lyme disease can resolve within two to three weeks. However, if gone untreated or undiagnosed, people can experience much more severe symptoms including short-term memory loss, facial palsy, inflammation of the brain, and heart palpitations.To avoid ticks, your best defense is wearing long sleeves and pants. Tuck in your shirt and your pants into your socks to limit the tick’s access to your skin.last_img read more

In Memoriam

first_img September 1, 2005 In Memoriam In Memoriam In Memoriam Sidney Advocate, Miami Admitted 1977; Died May 17, 2004 Walter Eugene Apple, Ft. Lauderdale Admitted 1987; Died June 19, 2004 Elmer Pearce Barber, Knoxville, TN Admitted 1955; Died September 26, 2000 William A. Baxter, Jacksonville Admitted 1978; Died March 28, 2005 Stephen Martin Bell, Plantation Admitted 1973; Died January 31, 2005 James C. Blanton, West Palm Beach Admitted 1951; Died November 4, 2004 Donald James Bradley, Tampa Admitted 1980; Died March 6, 2002 Alfred Orman Bragg III, Tallahassee Admitted 1981; Died April 2, 2005 David C. Bruney, Gainesville Admitted 1981; Died September 2, 2001 Davis Duane Carr, Chicago, IL Admitted 1992; Died February 5, 2005 David Daniel Centola, Lantana Admitted 1972; died April 20, 2005 Carl Van Martin Coffin, Stuart Admitted 1970; Died May 7, 2005 James M. Cole, Melbourne Beach Admitted 1952; Died July 29, 2003 Paul Buzan Comstock, Escondido, CA Admitted 1958; Died August 29, 2004 Hal P. Dekle, Venice Admitted 1940; Died May 23, 2005 James J. Drymon, Sarasota Admitted 1951; Died February 9, 2000 William Eugene Eaton, Jr., Ogden, UT Admitted 1967; Died January 14, 2005 Raymond Ehrlich, Jacksonville Admitted 1942; Died July 12, 2005 Murray B. Epstein, Miami Admitted 1974; Died December 24, 2004 Marshall N. Feuer, Miami Admitted 1948; Died May 20, 2000 Pamela Fleischmann, Largo Admitted 1981; Died December 18, 2002 Earl G. Gallop, Miami Admitted 1974; Died June 18, 2004 David Moss Griffin, Mount Airy, GA Admitted 1975; Died January 18, 2004 Victor P. Griley, Miami Admitted 1934; Died February 5, 2002 Peter Frank Gulotta, Jr., Boynton Beach Admitted 1976; Died December 19, 2004 Charles O. Hagan, Jr., Bokeelia Admitted 1979; Died January 3, 2005 Everett N. Hamilton, Rotonda West Admitted 1971; Died January 20, 2001 Christopher Burt Herrick, Ocala Admitted 1987; Died March 18, 2005 James Russel Hilbert, Jr., Clearwater Admitted 1992; Died June 1, 2005 Edward J. Hill, Tallahassee Admitted 1954; Died December 22, 2004 H. Leon Holbrook, Jacksonville Admitted 1947; Died May 19, 2005 Seymour L. Honig, Tampa Admitted 1962; Died April 16, 2005 Georgena Howell, Columbus, OH Admitted 1960; Died May 21, 2003 Corise P. Varn, Bunnell Admitted 1949; Died June 10, 2005last_img read more

Offer credit union members convenience via mobile

first_img 9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr A mobile version of a credit union website does not a mobile app make.Credit unions across the country are realizing that to stay competitive they must give today’s members what they want: convenience. Convenience extends beyond just checking balances or moving money with your phone. Members need information and, often, after regular business hours. A need arises over the dinner table, or a thought occurs sitting at a child’s game. Credit unions treat their members like an extension of their family, and the family doesn’t go to sleep at five o’clock.Today the easiest way for credit unions to provide convenience is a mobile product. However, the development costs for a mobile product are high. CU Mobile Apps (CUMA, LLC), offered exclusively by LSC, provides credit unions an easy-to-use and high-quality mobile application that will give members the convenience they need.CU Mobile Apps began with LSC, the leading support provider to credit unions in the Midwest and across the country. LSC had the resources to work toward a mobile solution for the credit unions it serves, many of which simply do not. LSC partnered with Member Service Solutions, a firm that’s been serving the needs of credit unions since 1986, and now has a mobile platform representing over 1 million credit union members.  MSS was already working with mobile designer Metova. A leader in strategy, design, education, and support, Metova has created some of the most popular mobile apps in the market, including WebMD, Yelp, and eHarmony. continue reading »last_img read more

Member service: If you’re not elating don’t bother participating

first_img 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Mark Arnold Mark Arnold is an acclaimed speaker, brand expert and strategic planner helping businesses such as credit unions and banks achieve their goals with strategic marketing insights and energized training. Mark … Web: www.markarnold.com Details Elate: To make someone ecstatically happy.I’ll fully own the cheesy rhyme in the title of this article. What I will not own (and what credit unions cannot afford to own) is something as mundane and trivial as member satisfaction.What’s that? Member satisfaction is not a good thing? Of course it is. Gartner research shows that marketing directors across multiple industries are now spending an average of 18% of their total marketing budgets on consumer experience. Clearly, it’s a good thing. Just like a baseball player batting .300 is a good thing. Just like your local weather person getting the forecast right maybe half the time is a good thing. These are “good” things. But they’re not great. They do not elate. A baseball player batting .400 elates his fans. A weather person getting the forecast right 90% of the time would elate her viewers. Satisfying a consumer is, indeed, a “good” thing. However, it is not elation.Why this fixation on elation? Over Christmas a colleague of mine purchased a cool little artificial intelligence robot for his children. He had some trouble getting it to hook up to their home Wi-Fi and contacted the company for support. As he relayed the story, the company quickly replied and resolved the issue and then followed up with an email asking if he was “elated” by the service he had received. My colleague says he stopped and reread that sentence several times and noted, “I know what elate means and I’ve seen it in the dictionary, but I’m pretty sure this is the first time I’ve ever seen it in a piece of consumer marketing.”Member satisfaction? Boring.Member elation? That’s the ticket.According to Digital Onboarding, only one in 10 financial institutions successfully engages new members after they open a checking account. And that’s just the beginning of the relationship. Unless your member service experience goes for elation every single time, you’re not going to stand out from the competition. Unless your member service experience strives for elation on a daily basis, your members will have little reason to remember you. Unless your member service experience achieves elation at every member interaction, you’re pouring water into a leaky bucket. Sure, you’ll probably keep adding members at the relatively slow pace most credit unions do. However, those you lose to attrition (the idea of that leaky bucket) are wandering off, seduced by your competitors with marketing tales of how much greener the grass is on their side. Had you wooed them, had you gone for more than satisfaction, had you achieved member elation, there’s a much better chance they would’ve stayed in your bucket.Credit Union Times reported that more people leave financial institutions due to poor experience than to fraud. CUToday.info similarly found that for the first time banks are beginning to pass credit unions in customer satisfaction ratings. Credit unions must find ways to enhance member experience. Go back to the very first line of this article — the dictionary definition of the word of elate. Honestly answer the question “How many members left my credit union today feeling ecstatically happy?” If you’re being honest, the answer is probably a relatively low number. How much higher could it be? How much higher should it be? How much higher must it be in order for your credit union to thrive in this ridiculously competitive and ever-changing financial services marketplace?Credit unions that truly seek to elate their members and cement their future as a growing and dynamic financial institution focus on the member experience with an eye toward elation. If your credit union does not look to every single telephone call, online chat, social media interaction, drive-through intercom conversation and (yes, they still happen) lobby interaction as a member elation opportunity, your participation in our little niche of the financial services marketplace is, frankly, not needed and potentially damaging to  those progressive credit unions that do seek to relate their members.Which culture would you choose? Member satisfaction or member elation? The answer to this relatively simple question is a good indicator of whether or not you should bother opening your doors tomorrow morning. It may sound blunt and probably is but it’s also the truth. Credit unions that seek to stand out and make their members ecstatically happy are those that will still stand in this gladiatorial arena of financial services. Those that do not should exit stage left, satisfied (defeated) but not elated (ecstatically victorious).last_img read more

Giving hope when disaster strikes

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr This is placeholder text continue reading » This post is currently collecting data…center_img 2020 has been HARD. Our credit union family has not only been navigating a pandemic, but many have found themselves faced with natural disasters that uproot their families, their finances and overall well-being. It has been a challenging season with hurricanes impacting the Gulf Coast and wildfires ravaging California, Oregon, Colorado and more.The Foundation wants to thank everyone who has donated to CUAid this year in the aftermath of these natural disasters. Every dollar makes a difference, and for someone going through something tragic, your donations make a world of difference. When you give to CUAid, you are giving to real people, just like you, who work for a credit union. You help them see that “people helping people” is more than just a saying. Take this credit union employee for example who received a grant after their house was damaged from wildfires:“Wow, thank you so much for the good news. I am so very appreciative of not only the amazing aid, but simply that the credit union industry cares so much. I have been in credit unions for over 25 years now and the people never cease to amaze me. Please pass on a BIG thank you to all involved with the program and the decision to grant me such a wonderful gift.”last_img read more