Utah State Men’s Basketball To Appear in 2020 Myrtle Beach Invitational

first_img Tags: Myrtle Beach Invitational/USU Men’s Basketball November 21, 2019 /Sports News – Local Utah State Men’s Basketball To Appear in 2020 Myrtle Beach Invitational FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCONWAY, S.C.-As was confirmed Thursday morning, Utah State men’s basketball will participate in the 2020 Myrtle Beach Invitational hosted by Coastal Carolina University November 19, 20 and 22, 2020.Other participants in the field include the host Chanticleers, Dayton, Loyola (Chicago), Missouri, Nebraska, Pennsylvania and Pittsburgh.This event is in its third year of existence and is owned and operated by ESPN.Match-ups and a schedule for the tournament will be released at a future date.This evening, Utah competes in this year’s Myrtle Beach Invitational as they will square off against Coastal Carolina for a 5:30 pm MST tip-off this evening. Written by Brad Jameslast_img read more

Adamu leads Montana St. over S. Utah 80-77 in OT

first_img Written by March 12, 2021 /Sports News – Local Adamu leads Montana St. over S. Utah 80-77 in OT Tags: Amin Adamu/Big Sky/Big Sky Tournament/Montana State Bobcats/SUU Thunderbirds Basketball FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBOISE, Idaho (AP) — Amin Adamu scored 29 points as Montana State narrowly beat Southern Utah 80-77 in overtime in the Big Sky Conference Tournament semifinals.Jubrile Belo added 22 points for the Bobcats.Maizen Fausett led the Thunderbirds on Friday with 22 points. Associated Presslast_img read more

Schneider Electric CEO on the growing role of big data in sustainability

first_imgHow oil and gas sector is using big data to improve sustainabilityThe energy industry in particular has been affected by Covid-19 lockdown travel restrictions.BloombergNEF pointed out in a report earlier this month that road transport consumed more than 40% of all oil demand in 2019.But as the use of cars and public transport has nosedived, it is predicted more oil demand will be erased in 2020 than the shipping sector consumed in all of 2019, wiping out a decade’s worth of growth.Craig Hayman, CEO of UK-based industrial software company AVEVA, believes many energy suppliers are now looking to digitise their industrial processes in order to find efficiencies that will help cut costs associated with energy production.AVEVA’s CEO Craig Hayman leading a press meeting on his company’s technology (Credit: AVEVA)He said: “In oil and gas, you have fuel and energy. Fuel consumption dropped dramatically as people stopped driving cars and getting on planes, but energy consumption has remained relatively stable.“In fact, electricity is the most efficient way to distribute energy around the world, so we’ve seen an acceleration of Industry 4.0 as it relates to the distribution of energy.” Abu Dhabi National Oil Company has cut emissions and saved $1bn annually by using technology to optimise energy production Schneider Electric CEO Jean-Pascal Tricoire (Credit: Schneider Electric) Understanding big data will be crucial for driving sustainability in industrial sectors in a post-coronavirus world, believes the boss of Schneider Electric.Jean-Pascal Tricoire, CEO of the French energy management and automation multinational, believes digitising internal systems and processes can help companies reduce energy consumption.He was speaking during a virtual roundtable discussion with another tech leader, who also claimed the rollout of Industry 4.0 has been accelerated in the oil and gas sector due to falling demand for fuel.Tricoire said: “When we speak about sustainability, it’s about measuring things that can have an impact on costs, carbon footprint and circularity.Speaking during a virtual roundtable (clockwise from top left): IDC energy and manufacturing insights group VP Kevin Prouty, AVEVA CEO Craig Hayman and Schneider Electric CEO Jean-Pascal Tricoire“Digitalisation is traversing everything we do. At Schneider Electric, we’ve been on that trajectory for the past 20 years.“We’re on the sixth plan and every time we find something new. Every three years, we’ve reduced our carbon footprint by 10%.“We aim to be carbon-neutral by 2030. Having the ability to measure is the backbone for everything.“It helps to reduce energy consumption, which is important because we expect sustainability to increase in importance.“The expectation is a society that’s been shaken by the virus will be even more aware of dangers to life going forward.”center_img ADNOC’s $1bn savings point the way forward for energy industry’s use of dataOne company leading the way in this respect is the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), which used AVEVA’s technology to predict failures in its systems before they happen and driving even more production from the rich oil supply at its disposal.Optimising every aspect of the business has enabled the state-owned firm to generate about $1bn of annual savings and cut carbon emissions, it has previously claimed.Hayman said: “It already had the data in plain sight in the organisation, and just needed the software to unlock it.“Most companies have so much data already and have been staring at it for the past couple of years. But it’s been stored in disparate systems, so the trick is to snap rapidly into that environment.“You can’t replace everything overnight but you can put it into the hands of the person managing a facility and then they can start looking at what they can do with it.”One of AVEVA’s operation centres that ADNOC is using (Credit: AVEVA)But he was keen to stress this is just an early example in a long-term process for various industrial sectors – although one that could be accelerated by the Covid-19 pandemic as cost savings take precedence.“We’ve seen through the reaction to Covid-19 that the world has learned in 90 days what it needs to do with digitisation, although there’s still a lot more to learn,” he said.Tricoire added: “Let’s look at this period as quite exceptional. I don’t think the fundamentals have changed – the crisis has just forced us to be faster, have less resistance and be bolder in the transformation we already realised was coming.”last_img read more

Red Reef 15 Commences

first_img View post tag: Naval View post tag: News by topic Authorities View post tag: Commences View post tag: Navy View post tag: americas U.S. Marines and Sailors with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), along with members of the Royal Saudi Naval Forces, began exercise Red Reef 15 Dec. 7 in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.Red Reef is a biennial, bilateral exercise between the United States and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, set to increase proficiency, expand levels of military-to-military cooperation, promote long-term regional stability, interoperability and freedom of navigation.Personnel from 11th MEU spent a week conducting the exercise alongside Saudi Marines from the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Saudi Marine Battalions and the Saudi Naval Special Forces.Included in the exercise are U.S. Navy assets with amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22) and dock landing ship USS Comstock (LSD 45), both providing ship-to-shore connectors and landing platforms for aircraft in support of the training.Marines and Sailors of the 11th MEU and their Saudi Marine counterparts have already conducted a multitude of ranges throughout exercise Red Reef 15, to include joint machine gun and mortar ranges, call for fire operations with close-air support from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 163 (Reinforced), 11th MEU, fire and movement ranges, live-fire obstacle courses, and a helicopter vertical assault.During each of these joint training events, both forces have greatly benefited from the unique training environment.By participating in Red Reef 15, the 11th MEU and Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) help to ensure that the U.S. maintains a forward operating presence in the region and are able to respond to any crisis.[mappress mapid=”14724″]Press release, Image: US Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today Red Reef 15 Commences View post tag: 15 December 16, 2014 Red Reef 15 Commences View post tag: Red Reef Share this articlelast_img read more

High initial doses of antidepressants may double suicide risk in teens

first_img Read Full Story Young people who start taking antidepressants at higher-than-average doses may be twice as likely to commit suicide, especially in the first three months of treatment, as those who begin treatment with customary doses, according to a new study led by Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH).Earlier studies found that taking selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor antidepressants (SSRIs) increased suicidal thinking and behavior in young people, which prompted the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to issue warnings about the drugs 10 years ago. The new study suggests that it may be the initial dose of such drugs that matters most.The study, “Antidepressant Dose, Age, and the Risk of Deliberate Self-harm,” published online April 28, 2014 in JAMA Internal Medicine, was led by injury prevention expert Matthew Miller, associate professor of health policy and management at HSPH. Looking at data from 162,625 young people treated for depression with SSRIs between 1998 and 2010, Miller and colleagues found that there was roughly one additional suicide attempt for every 150 young people who started with higher doses of antidepressants.last_img read more

Lessons of the Week: Daniel Radcliffe, Lea Michele & More

first_imgStop everything! Before you jump in the car and speed off to the beach for the weekend, aren’t you forgetting something? You’ve got sunscreen, road trip tunes, an itsy bitsy teenie weenie yellow polka dot bikini (or, um, banana hammock?)…But wait, it’s not officially the weekend until you’ve read the Lessons of the Week! Read below to get a refresher on all of the crazy stuff that happened over the last seven days. You won’t regret it. We promise.God, Daniel Radcliffe Hopes He Gets ItHarry Potter stud Daniel Radcliffe has a steady gig in The Cripple of Inishmaan, but he’s already got his eyes on a new project—Robin in the new Batman movie. “I’d be perfect!” he says. Holy barraccuda, Daniel! We know you’re excited, but you’ll just have to submit your headshot and resume like everyone else.Thank Heaven for…Vanessa Hudgens?After playing a brothel babe in Sucker Punch, going wild at the Cat Scratch Club in Rent and having an underage threesome with James Franco in Spring Breakers, High School Musical alum Vanessa Hudgens will be classing it up as a Parisian champagne guzzler in Gigi this summer. Bottoms up!Tom Felton Wants to Be a B’way WizardSpeaking of Hogwarts (and let’s face it, when aren’t we?), Harry Potter star Tom Felton must be reading Broadway.com, because he’s super excited about joining fellow wizards Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint on Broadway. Hey, Emma: How many more hints do you need? Let’s get moving.Greta Gerwig Has an Expensive HabitThe Village Bike star Greta Gerwig admitted she needs something a little stronger than whiskey to unwind after the show. Namely, a $7 bar of Fine & Raw Chocolate. After a taxing day of interviews and press junkets, we personally prefer to go on a three-hour peanut butter cup bender, but hey, whatever works. (P.S. Peanut butter cups may be sent to 729 7th Ave., New York, NY, 10019.)Want a Free Drink? Sleep Through BulletsBullets Over Broadway headliner Zach Braff spotted a snoozing lady in the front row during his performance, so he kindly sent over a Red Bull at intermission. Sure, Bullets is splashy and loud and exciting, but it’s so cozy and dark in the St. James Theatre…It’s making us very sleepy…Zach, when we wake up, we’d like a caramel frappuccino.James Franco Can’t Keep His Pants OnAfter flashing his followers countless times on Instagram, Of Mice and Men star James Franco showed off his butt in public at this year’s Broadway Bares, thanks to some coaxing from Broadway.com video blogger, Queen Lesli Margherita. You didn’t happen to capture a close-up for Looks Not Books, did you, your majesty?Anna Kendrick Is a Meryl Streep SuperfanYou’d think Oscar nominee and Broadway pro Anna Kendrick would be able to keep it together around celebrities, but apparently she had a full-out fangirling session while hanging out with Meryl Streep on the set of Into the Woods. Anna, now that you’re working from the inside, can you please make sure Mer received our extremely important letter? Thanks.Shia Needs to Sit Alone in His RoomWe’re not exactly sure what Broadway alum Shia LeBeouf is going through, but he wreaked some serious havoc this week when he wandered around Studio 54 feeding people strawberries, smoking, yelling and eventually getting himself arrested at a performance of Cabaret. Hmm, we distinctly thought Alan Cumming told you to leave your troubles outside.Lea Michele Has a New PhilosophyKristin Chenoweth is a lot of things: Hilarious, pint-sized, charming, talented…we could go on. So it only seems natural that Glee star Lea Michele looked up to her as a kid. In fact, at the Hollywood Bowl, she brags that she still knows all the words to “My New Philosophy.” Wait, doesn’t everyone? We’re willing to bet 100 bucks the overly enthused accompanist behind you does.Sorry, Cosette—Marius Is TakenWe are agog, we are aghast, is Marius in love at last? Les Miserables star Andy Mientus got engaged to his beau Michael Arden this week, which means, yes, the handsome revolutionary is now officially off the market. Sorry, everyone. Especially Eponine and Cosette. Ladies, we bet you didn’t see this one coming. If you want to come over and watch bad romantic comedies and eat peanut butter cups, we’re here for you. Star Files View Commentscenter_img Daniel Radcliffelast_img read more

Green Mountain Power Increases Quartely Dividend

first_imgDirectors of Green Mountain Power Corporation(NYSE:GMP) announced a quarterly cash dividend of $0.19 per share onthe utility’s Common Stock, payable December 31, 2002, to holders ofrecord at the close of business on December 14, 2002. The new indicatedannual dividend rate is $0.76, an increase over the previous indicatedannual rate of $0.55. The increased dividend payment is contingent on thesuccessful issuance of long-term debt, which is expected to be completedon or about December 16, 2002.The Company has arranged to issue $42 million in first mortgagebonds, with an average life of 12 years. This transaction, which willreplace substantially all of the Company’s short-term and intermediateterm debt, will satisfy the conditions set by the Vermont Public ServiceBoard for the Company to increase its dividend.In 1997 and 1998, faced with difficult financial results, theCompany reduced its dividend. “We have maintained an indicated annualdividend of 55 cents per share as we worked to restore the Company tofinancial health,” said Christopher L. Dutton, President and ChiefExecutive Officer. “With solid financial results achieved in 2001 and2002 following the Vermont Public Service Board’s January 2001 orderapproving a rate settlement that provided for full power supply costrecovery in rates, with the successful repurchase of common stock in thelast month, and with our scheduled issuance of long-term debt later thismonth, we now conclude that we are on solid ground to increase thedividend. The Company believes that, in light of the general practice inthe utility industry, it should pay out 50 percent to 60 percent ofanticipated earnings in dividends. Over the course of the next severalyears, we intend to increase our dividend in a measured, consistent mannerto this payout range, which we will sustain so long as our financialhealth seems assured. As earnings grow, of course, the opportunity forhigher dividend increases is presented.”Regular quarterly dividends of $1.1875 per share were also declaredpayableMarch 1, 2003, to holders of record at the close of business February 13,2003, of the Company’s 4.75% Class B Preferred Stock.Green Mountain Power Corporation (greenmountainpower.biz) is aVermont-based energy services company serving 87,000 electric customers.last_img read more

U.S. Soldiers Train under Fire Aided by Army’s New Network

first_img To get that critical information from the depths of the woods to the commanders across the brigade, the squad leader simply typed the location and information into his device. His Rifleman Radio sent that signal to his platoon’s vehicle, which was equipped with CS 13 capabilities. Since his unit’s networked radios retransmit signals, he didn’t have to be within range of the vehicle; his radio could just hop through other radios in the area to get the signal back to the vehicle, reaching tactical operations centers and WIN-T Increment 2-equipped vehicles across the brigade. In a matter of minutes, everyone involved in the operations had the complete operational picture. As a U.S. Army platoon in training heads into a quiet mock Afghan village, an improvised explosive device detonates in its path; Soldiers on foot dodge swarms of insurgent gunfire. Because the unit is equipped with new Capability Set 13 network technologies, the location of each Soldier and details of the fight can be sent to commanders throughout the entire brigade, who can quickly send in needed support and put their next move into action. If needed, the WIN-T network could pass that information all the way back to the United States. If they deploy, the BCTs armed with CS 13 capabilities will serve as Security Forces Advisory and Assist Teams (SFAATs), working with Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF), to improve their capability and help the Afghans secure their country as coalition forces reduce their presence. The advantages of CS 13 were apparent when a U.S. Army platoon was required to assist the ANSF role players in questioning a suspected Afghan insurgent in a small village. After searching the suspect’s car, they found explosive materials and a map that led to a replicated weapons cache in the woods outside of the village. The platoon’s new CS 13 capabilities enabled the squad leader at the scene to inform the entire brigade of the event so an Explosive Ordnance Disposal team could be called in to safely dismantle the explosives. The Warfighter Information Network-Tactical system (WIN-T, Increment 2), often referred to as the Army’s Internet, is the mobile tactical communications network backbone that binds the capability sets together, increasing the pace of combat operations and extending the operational distances units can cover. CS 13 is the first of the U.S. Army’s fully-integrated network fielding efforts, which include a mix of capabilities that are scalable and tailorable in design to support the changing requirements of current and future missions. CS 13 includes radios, satellite systems, software applications, smartphone-like devices and other network components that provide connectivity from the stationary command post to the commander on-the-move in a tactical vehicle to the dismounted Soldier. center_img “SFAAT missions involve small teams pushing out to assist their Afghan counterparts, and they might not be going to a U.S. base with tremendous network capability, but now Soldiers can take the network with them — and that is incredible,” said Maj. Graham Wood, brigade communications officer for 3/10. “As we begin to reduce our footprint in Afghanistan, WIN-T Increment 2 [as part of CS 13] gives you that capability to have the network up until the point that you leave theater. There is no gap anymore; you can stay because the network stays with you.” Real-life scenarios unfold daily at the U.S. Army’s Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC), in Fort Polk, Louisiana, complete with simulated IED explosions and gunfire, replicated Afghan villages and more than 250 role players standing in for the Afghan Army, police and civilians. In preparation for a possible deployment, 3/10 recently trained at the JRTC with the Army’s new Capability Set 13 (CS 13), capabilities. “[In the past] information on improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in theater was delayed as it got [disseminated throughout the brigade] in detail,” said Staff Sgt. Christopher Clark, a squad leader with the 3rd Brigade Combat Team (BCT), 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), or 3/10, during recent training exercises. “Now, with everyone seeing the same picture at the same time, a battalion or brigade commander and his higher headquarters can make [immediate] assessments.” By Dialogo July 23, 2013 “Information is populated across the world, not just in the brigade, really it’s global,” Wood said. “Anybody [in the U.S. force] is going to be able to see and communicate with that Soldier once you get that link out of the vehicle.”last_img read more

Cops ID Teen Found Dead in Rockville Centre

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Nassau County police are investigating the death of an 18-year-old Lynbrook woman who was found dead in Rockville Centre late Thursday night.Lauren Daverin was found on the Mill Pond footbridge over Sunrise Highway and Merrick Road at 10:15 p.m., police said.She was pronounced dead at the scene. Her body was taken to Nassau County Medical Examiner’s office to determine her cause of death.Homicide Squad detectives are continuing the investigation.Detectives ask anyone with information regarding this crime to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS.  All callers will remain anonymous.last_img read more

Long Island St. Patrick’s Day Events 2015

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York St. Patrick’s Day falls on Tuesday this year, with celebrations continue all month long across the Emerald Long Isle. Here is out annual list of St. Patrick’s Day parades and related events. Enjoy!Westhampton Beach St. Patrick’s Day ParadeMarching south on Mill Road from Oneck Lane to Main Street. 12 p.m. March 14.Am O’Gansett St. Patrick’s Day ParadeMarching down Main Street from Mary’s Marvelous in Amagansett and then back again. 12 p.m. March 14.St. James St. Patrick’s Day ParadeMarching down Lake Avenue from Woodlawn Avenue to Railroad Avenue. 1 p.m. March 14.Bay Shore-Brightwaters St. Patrick’s Day ParadeMarching down Main Street from Saxon Avenue to Clinton Avenue. 2 p.m. March 14.Cutchogue St. Patrick’s Day ParadeMarching down Route 25 from Cox Lane and to the Cutchogue New Suffolk Library. 2 p.m. March 14.Bangers and MashCranking out original songs or completely skewering a classic, “BAM” gives it all they’ve got. They’ll keep you dancing in the aisles, raising a pint, and having a ball. Music for the Celticly Insane. Also performing will be the Long Ireland Pipes & Drums. 89 North Music Venue, 89 North Ocean Ave., Patchogue. 89northmusic.com $5. 7 p.m. March 14.Claddagh – The Prodigals ShowA fusion of the Prodigals’ iconic music, world-champion dancers – both Irish and tap – and a modern day Irish fairy-tale that immerses the audience in a rich universe of love, life and laughter. John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport. engemantheater.com $45. 3 p.m., 8 p.m. March 14.Chris ByrnePiper from the famed Irish rock group Black 47 and his new group, the Lost Tribe of Donegal, will perform with Irish Step dancers. A blend of traditional and rock with traditional acoustic instrumentation. St. Patrick’s Day Menu available. Suffolk Theater, 118 E Main St., Riverhead. suffolktheater.com $25. 8 p.m. March 14.St. Paddy’s Day BashThe celebration at Mr. Beerry’s continues with an all-girls band night, featuring Della Grove, Christine Sweeney & The Dirty Stayouts and Nico Padden Band. Mr Beery’s. 4019 Hempstead Tpke., Bethpage. mrberrys.com $5. 9 p.m. March 14.Irish FestivalThe 17th Annual Irish Festival celebrates the Irish gifts of music, food and culture to America. There will be a number of music and dance performances throughout the day, as well activities for children, more than 50 craft vendors and authentic Irish food. Mack Sports Complex, North Campus, Hofstra University, Hempstead Tpke., Hempstead. $6. 11 a.m. March 15.Bayport St. Patrick’s Day ParadeMarching down Main Street from Snedecor Avenue to Blue Point Avenue. 11 a.m. March 15.Rocky Point St. Patrick’s Day ParadeMarching along Route 25A from Harrison Avenue to the corner of Broadway and Prince Road. 1 p.m. March 15.Corned Beef & ChaosDr. Dirty Performs, free Corned Beef and Cabbage Buffet. The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. theemporiumny.com Free. 12-2 p.m. March 15.Center Moriches St. Patrick’s Day ParadeMarching through Main Street from Lake Avenue to South Ocean Avenue. 2 p.m. March 15.Lo PanAn Irish band, Irish food and beer. Mr Beery’s. 4019 Hempstead Tpke., Bethpage. mrberrys.com $5. 7 p.m. March 17.St. Patrick’s Day CelebrationIrish entertainment will include the Irish Rock Bands: The Sporting Paddies and The McCools, Noel McAtasney and Nancy Hirten. Traditional Irish food and beverages will be offered and Irish merchandise will be available for purchase at the Fairgrounds Building and the Noon Inn. There will also be a Birds of Prey presentation from Tackapausha Museum. Old Bethpage Village Restoration, 1303 Round Swamp Rd., Old Bethpage. nassaucountyny.gov Free. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. March 21.Hampton Bays St. Patrick’s Day ParadeStarting at the Hampton Bays Elementary School on Poquot Avenue, the parade marches down Montauk Highway and ends at the Hampton Atrium. 11 a.m. March 21.Rockville Centre St. Patrick’s Day ParadeMarching down Maple Avenue from Long Beach Road to Quealy Place. 12 p.m. March 21.Brentwood St. Patrick’s Day ParadeMarching down Washington Avenue from Clarke Street to Ross Park. 1 p.m. March 21.Water Snakes DemonstrationCelebrate St. Patrick’s Day and learn the history between St. Patrick and snakes. Find out what makes the Hatchery’s water snakes so special. Kids can make snake themed crafts and play games. Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery, 1660 NY-25A, Cold Spring Harbor. cshfha.org 11 a.m.-3 p.m. March 21, 22.Patchogue St. Patrick’s Day ParadeMarching west on Main Street from Route 112 to West Avenue. 11 a.m. March 22.Montauk St. Patrick’s Day ParadeMarching up Edgemere Street and west on Main Street to the IGA. 11:30 a.m. March 22.Farmingdale St. Patrick’s Day ParadeMarching down Main Street from Northside Elementary School to the village green. 1 p.m. March 22.Glen Cove St. Patrick’s Day ParadeMarching from Finley Middle School, onto School Street to St. Patrick’s Church. 1 p.m. March 22.Jamesport St. Patrick’s Day ParadeMarching west on Main Road from Washington Avenue to Manor Lane, ending at the Jamesport Fire Department. 1 p.m. March 28.last_img read more