Utah State Softball Adds JC Transfer

first_img Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah-Monday, Utah State softball coach Steve Johnson announced the addition of Erin Kuba to the 2019 signing class for the Aggies.Kuba, a Cedar Falls, Iowa native, comes to the Aggies from the junior college ranks at Indian Hills Community College of Ottumwa, Iowa.Kuba is also a four-year letter-winner from Jefferson High School of Cedar Rapids.This season, Kuba helped the Lady Warriors to a record of 46-12, batting .422 and leading the squad with 23 doubles, two triples and 13 home runs.After claiming the league championship title, Kuba concluded the season as the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference Player of the year, earning first-team all-region honors. This was her second all-region honor as she was named to the 2nd team as a freshman in 2017.Kuba is one of eight Aggies in this class which will be official in the fall: Kenzie Bolin of San Marcos, Calif., Gabriella Jimenez of Sacramento, Calif., Chloe Nightingale of Camarillo, Calif., Lexi Orozco of San Marcos, Calif., Hannah Sisul of Oregon City, Ore., Emily Tidd of Temecula, Calif. and Kapri Toone of Tremonton, Utah. Brad James May 21, 2018 /Sports News – Local Utah State Softball Adds JC Transfer Tags: Chloe Nightingale/Emily Tidd/Erin Kuba/Gabriella Jimenez/Hannah Sisul/Kapri Toone/Kenzie Bolin/Lexi Orozco/Utah State Softballlast_img read more

Prep Sports Roundup: 1/14

first_img Written by Tags: Roundup FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBoys BasketballRegion 20TROPIC, Utah-Sergio Vasquez led the way with 13 points as the Bryce Valley Mustangs overpowered Milford 58-42 in Region 20 boys basketball action Thursday. Kyden Peters had 9 points in defeat for the Tigers.JUNCTION, Utah-Gavin Morgan amassed 21 points and the Piute Thunderbirds routed Valley 59-46 Thursday in Region 20 boys basketball action.Girls BasketballRegion 14NEPHI, Utah-Peyton Murray netted 13 points and the Union Cougars waxed Juab 42-25 in Region 14 girls basketball action Thursday. Hallie Worwood had 8 points for the Wasps in defeat.DELTA, Utah-Jadee Dutson’s 15 points led Delta as the Rabbits pummeled North Sanpete 56-13 Thursday in Region 14 girls basketball action. Tylee Henrie had 8 points in the loss for the Hawks.Region 16COALVILLE, Utah-Marci Richins stepped up with 19 points, 12 rebounds and 6 steals as the North Summit Braves crushed the North Sevier Wolves 54-31 Thursday in Region 16 girls basketball action.GUNNISON, Utah-Kayzia Caldwell led the way with 14 points as the Gunnison Valley Bulldogs downed Monticello 39-31 in Region 16 girls basketball action Thursday. Avery Shumway led the Lady Bucks in defeat with 10 points.Region 18KANAB, Utah-Grayce Glover posted 17 points and Kanab humbled Beaver 39-33 in Region 18 girls basketball action Thursday. Kenzlee Carter had 10 points in the loss for the Beavers.WrestlingFILLMORE, Utah-The Juab Wasps won the final seven matches of the night to beat Millard 49-21 in a non-region dual Thursday. Juab had five pins on the night from Taylor Newton, Kaden Ercanbrack, Cooper Blackett, Channing Warner and Logan Holdaway. Millard had pins from Danny Garcia, Jed Degraffenreid, and Camden Moat. In the most anticipated match of the night Juab’s Keaton Sperry beat Millard’s Sam Rasmussen 5-3 at 120 pounds.SALINA, Utah-North Sevier topped Kanab 42-39 in a 2A dual Thursday night. The Wolves had six pins from Slade Mickelsen, Ayden Crane, Jameson Hunt, Kelton Bastian, Kelby Bosh, and Reilly Burr. The Cowboys had five pins in the loss from Luke Browning, Noah Button, Tyler Church, Michael Warino, and Joshua Church. January 14, 2021 /Sports News – Local Prep Sports Roundup: 1/14 Brad Jameslast_img read more

RICS: Men paid £11k more than women

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » RICS: Men paid £11k more than women previous nextAgencies & PeopleRICS: Men paid £11k more than womenThe Negotiator27th April 20170511 Views Salaries for UK property professionals remained robust in 2017, according to the latest survey by RICS & Macdonald & Company, but the gender pay gap has increased.Male property professionals earn, on average, £11,113 more than their female colleagues (£54,931 versus £43,818). The gap is evident across most age groups and greatest for those aged 46-55, where the difference in average salary is 25.7 per cent.Of those who received a pay rise in 2017 in the industry the average increase was 7.7 per cent (7.1 per cent in 2016) – far above UK wage inflation at 2.7 per cent. Taking the sample as a whole, the industry experienced an increase of +7.2 per cent (2016: 6.5 per cent) with 32 per cent also believing that their pay and benefits will be positively affected by market conditions over the next 12 months.Men aged 46-55 are paid 25.7% more than women of the same age.The average salary in 2017 is £52,362; a 4.5 per cent decrease compared to 2016, which may be explained by changes in the demographics of the survey this time around. Respondents with 10 years experience or fewer rose by 9 per cent (from 31 per cent to 40 per cent) while those with 16 years experience or more fell 10 per cent (from 56 per cent to 46 per cent).Sarah Speirs, Director of Communications and External Affairs RICS, said, “While it is encouraging that those entering the sector are now seeing pay equality, the fact that the pay gap has widened overall is disheartening. The industry has started to take action but must maintain this momentum to create a more balanced workforce that attracts the best talent if it wants to remain competitive.”gender pay differences male and female property salaries gender pay inequality property salaries April 27, 2017The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

Ali Ramsay and Bonita win $40,000 Sun Air Jets Grand Prix

first_img We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! Horse Sport Enews Email* Twenty-five pairs challenged Olaf Petersen Jr.’s (GER) course Saturday afternoon at Desert Circuit Week I, but Ali Ramsay (CAN) and Bonita VH Keizershof Z (Bustique x Benthe) soared to the top in the $40,000 Sun Air Jets Grand Prix. The pair were the quickest in the jump-off, stopping the timers at 37.457 seconds. Jamie Taylor (USA) and JT Equine LLC’s Quatar (Quidam de Revel x Amy Surprise) crossed the timers at 39.090 seconds to earn second. Finishing the top three, Kyle King (USA) rode Spruce Meadows LTD’s Coffee To Go (Cinquecento 7 x De Colady) to a jump-off time of 39.024 seconds. Ali also grabbed another share of the pot by placing 6th in the class aboard Lutz; fellow Canadian Jaclyn Duff was close behind in 7th with Camilla M4.The ten-year-old Zangershiede mare, owned by Ramsay Equestrian Inc., and Ramsay have been paired together for four years now. “I have had her since she was six and this is our first grand prix win,” revealed Ramsay. “She jumped her first Friday grand prix here last year and that was the biggest thing she had ever done. Now we have just been building on that so this was really exciting and I am really happy with her.”Bonita, as she is known at the barn, is on the smaller side, so Ramsay walked the course with wide eyes seeing the big verticals and wide oxers: “I was definitely holding my breath a little bit. When I went in with her, I changed my tactic and I just wanted to stay out of the way. I know she is a super jumper and she is a little bit opinionated,” Ramsay shared about her strategy going into the first course. “Today I just went in, let it be her way, and it worked out. She kind of taught me something today.”Ramsay’s 2021 plans include competing on Team Desert Horse Park as part of the inaugural season of Major League Show Jumping. “I’m very excited about that. The plan is to follow as many of those shows as I can and bring my top three grand prix horses. Hopefully I’ll bring my client’s horses as well and go to those shows. It’s going to be really awesome. We are lucky to have that.”Complete results here.Watch the interview with Ali: Tags: Ali Ramsay, show jumping, Desert International Horse Park, Bonita, Sun Air Jets Grand Prix, SIGN UP More from News:MARS Bromont CCI Announces Requirements For US-Based RidersThe first set of requirements to allow American athletes and support teams to enter Canada for the June 2-6 competition have been released.Canadian Eventer Jessica Phoenix Reaches the 100 CCI4*-S MarkPhoenix achieved the milestone while riding Pavarotti at the inaugural 2021 CCI4*-S at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event.Tribunal Satisfied That Kocher Made Prolonged Use of Electric SpursAs well as horse abuse, the US rider is found to have brought the sport into disrepute and committed criminal acts under Swiss law.Washington International Horse Show Returns to TryonTIEC will again provide the venue for the WIHS Oct. 26-31 with a full schedule of hunter, jumper and equitation classes.last_img read more

Let’s try to save the Humanities

first_imgJohn Bredin Dear Editor: In case you’ve been on another planet for the past decade, the hottest buzzword in education circles today is “STEM” – an acronym for science, technology, engineering, and math. STEM has become a holy grail of sorts for certain educational administrators and politicians, who blindly worship before its altar, and are eliminating what once constituted a classical liberal arts education from time immemorial: literature, philosophy, and history.Now, don’t get me wrong, science and technology deserve a rightful place in our educational programs, shouldn’t be neglected, and, if anything, ought to be strengthened (strategically), with more funding for critical areas like medical research and green energy.But what’s to become of the humanities? Are we to simply let them go? These are the very subjects, after all, which add a spiritual richness to our lives, help us appreciate the world around us more, and deepen our moral sensibility. Matthew Arnold talked of the “sweetness and light” that comes from reading “the best that has been thought and written” – think Plato, Shakespeare, Austen, Dickens, and Proust – still a profound insight for those of us, myself included, who believe in teaching for a happier, kinder, more joyful world that still might be.Another great benefit of the humanities is that they strengthen democracy; in more ways than one. By encouraging open dialogue in literature classrooms, for example, we produce what the great literary theorist and educational philosopher Louise Rosenblatt believed is the ideal training ground for life in a democracy.Empathy is another quality, crucial to the functioning of a decent society, that we get more from reading novels and studying art than classes in I.T., business analytics, or entrepreneurship studies. However justifiable such narrower courses might be, they do nothing to develop human personality or deepen the heart and soul. Nor do they help you love your neighbor, build community, or care about the less fortunate of our planet.My wife Claudia and I recently featured two of the world’s most noted literary scholars, Harold Bloom and Stanley Fish, as guests on our nonprofit TV show “Public Voice Salon.” Both of these intellectual titans are deeply pessimistic that literature and the humanities can survive the current technocratic, market-based onslaught in education. Though their prescient warnings ought to be heeded, they also left us with a glimmer of hope I’d like to build on.Would it help to build a political movement around saving humanistic education? Why do YOU think the humanities matter? What novels, films, or plays have made you a better person or citizen? Why don’t they talk about this stuff on the other TV shows? As you ponder these questions, feel free to reach out in dialogue to me at [email protected] Let me know what you think so we can do a better job resisting the disastrous march away from humanistic learning, and toward a new dark age—call it a “digital dark age”—of the mind and soul.last_img read more

Mayor Jay Gillian: Updated Capital Plan and New Budget on the Way

first_imgMayor Jay GillianThe following is Ocean City Mayor Jay Gillian’s weekly update to citizens posted on Wednesday, Dec. 31.Dear Friends,I would like to wish each of you and your family a happy and healthy New Year and a prosperous 2015.I am excited to begin 2015 and look forward to a continued positive working relationship with City Council.  In the first two months of the New Year, the Administration will be presenting an updated capital plan to City Council and introducing a budget.  These are important documents to guide our City forward and continue the safe, clean, family friendly services our residents, guests and businesses have come to expect and enjoy.I would like to thank the City’s Board and Commission volunteers whose terms ended in 2014. City Council and I are grateful for their service and dedication, and we acknowledge that our City is improved because of their commitment.Michele and I would like to extend best wishes to all of you for a happy 2015!Warm regards,Jay A. GillianMayorlast_img read more

Pasty championships planned at Eden Project

first_imgThe Eden Project in Cornwall is to host the first-ever World Pasty Championship. It will take place at the Eden Bakery, between the famous Biomes, on Saturday 3 March 2012.Pasty-makers locally, nationally and internationally will be invited to enter, but only bakers in Cornwall will be eligible for the Cornish Pasty class. The event is supported by the Cornish Pasty Association (CPA), which achieved European Union Protected Geographical Indication, earlier this year. PGI status means only pasty-makers based in Cornwall, who make pasties in a traditional way, and follow a traditional recipe, can label their products as ‘Cornish Pasties’.The CPA represents more than 50 bakers and the event will help showcase local suppliers who sustain the industry in Cornwall, which is worth £65m to the economy.David Rodda, of the CPA board, told British Baker: “Everyone outside Cornwall can enter a pasty of their choice, savoury or sweet. We hope to get entries from worldwide, including Mexico, for example, where there is still a strong mining tradition. Pasties are associated with mining communities, but their popularity has grown.“Anyone may enter and there will be classes for professional bakers and amateurs. The Eden Project will also be putting on a full programme of entertainment.” Full details will be announced on www.edenproject.com.last_img read more

GRiZ Debuts Live Band At Two-Night Red Rocks Run [Photos]

first_imgGRiZ has come a long way over the last few years, and this past weekend at Red Rocks Amphitheatre was a testament to that fact. The Detroit-based funk/electronica producer brought a live band to the iconic venue this weekend, as just one part of a two-night stand that witnessed the venue being completely sold out. Headlining Red Rocks is a major accomplishment in any artist’s career, and that notion wasn’t lost on GRiZ at all.On Friday night, he debuted his live band (with Saturday featuring a proper GRiZ DJ set), which was made up of musicians such as Stu Brooks (Dub Trio/Matisyahu), Dan Hacker aka Muzzy Bearr on guitar, drummer Nikki Glaspie (The Nth Power), singer Alecia Chakour, saxophonist Cochemea Gastelum (The Dap Kings), trombonist Smoota, and many more joining him on stage during the course of the night. GRiZ took to his Facebook page to express his feelings about the band and event:“LAST NIGHT WAS A DREAM COME TRUE!!! Ok so I wanna properly intro the band. We got Stu on bass. He is our musical director. You might know him from dub trio or from touring w Matisyahu. He and I worked relentlessly on the setlist and bringing the griz songs to life. Dan you know very well on guitar aka muzzy bearr aka my best friend ever aka did you hear him play those fkn solos last night!!? Owen on guitar as well. He’s done gigs me before and absolutely crushes it. Nikki on drums. Living legend right there. Yuki on keys. Another legend. That chasing galaxies intro he played. Woah. Joe on percussion. Keeping things fully seasoned. Dale on vox. Ps gfy church moment intro holy shit. He’s from this killer band called soul scratch. Check em.out for real! Jelly on vox w the damn attitude! Kayla on vox too man. Those girls are the singers from a lot of griz tunes including good times roll, take it high, feeling fine, etc etc. They from Nola and as they would say are killing. Alicia as well on vox. So beautiful. A force to be reckoned with. Chris, Smoota, and Chemea on horns. From the daptones. Absolutely some of the best horns in the game. So yeah. That’s the lovely cast of souls I’m more than fortunate to have been able to work with these past few months to bring this idea to life I’m still.im shock that that finally happened. Can’t wait for tonight!!!!”Check out some fan footage from Casey Alexander:Check out the photo gallery below, featuring photos from both nights courtesy of Andrew Rios (Friday) and Ali Baker (Saturday).GRiZ @ Red Rocks | 9/1-9/2/2017 | Photos by Andrew Rios and Ali Baker Load remaining imageslast_img read more

Holidaze Announces 2018 Lineup & Location

first_imgHolidaze announced their 2018 lineup and location, and we’re stoked as ever for the winter festival. Year after year, the Holidaze tradition blows us away with their stacked lineups and ongoing sense of community that’s uniquely crafted at the intimate destination get-away. Scheduled for December 12th through 16th, the four-night event is returning to Puerto Morelos, Mexico to the Now Sapphire Resort and Dreams Resort & Spa—where Cloud 9’s Strings & Sol event has also taken place in years past—and will be tapping some of our favorite acts to join them including fan-favorite veterans of the festival and newer faces to keep things fresh.Topping the newly dropped lineup are host band STS9, Umphrey’s McGee, and The Disco Biscuits, who are each slated to perform three full-set shows, taking place right on the beach under some of the most beautiful sunsets in the world. Holidaze veterans Lotus and Orchard Lounge will also join the lineup, as well as newcomers Pigeons Playing Ping Pong and Ghost Light—each performing two shows throughout the event. Every show is guaranteed to be an extraordinary experience for fans, set in a variety of unique venues, including the beach main stage, poolside gazebo, and an open-air palapa—all steps away from guest rooms and all-inclusive amenities.Venturing into its 12th year, the event continues to take it to the next level by maintaining its intimacy and bringing fans experiences that extend beyond the music, found only at Holidaze. Curated experiences include interactive artist-hosted activities and workshops, poolside competitions, theme nights, an autograph signing, morning yoga, charitable day of service, and so much more. Guests also have the opportunity to book select off-site excursions to explore the beauty and culture of the surrounding Mayan region extending from Cancun to Tulum.The event is all-inclusive, with a variety of room selections (including some stage front and oceanfront suites), an array of all-inclusive dining options, fully equipped fitness centers, world-class spas, and unlimited drinks at bars throughout the properties and the concert area. Check out the full lineup below, and head over to Holidaze’s website for more information and booking.last_img read more

Guiding discoveries to the public

first_imgIt’s tough to know everything. Harvard faculty members are authorities in their fields, and are adept at teaching and communicating with students and the public. But not all faculty members benefit from an innate business sense.That’s why the University established the Office of Technology Development (OTD) five years ago, overhauling how Harvard handles transferring technology from the laboratory to industry and, ultimately, to the public.Headed by Isaac Kohlberg, senior associate provost and chief technology development officer, OTD employs a staff of professionals who advise faculty members and promote ties to industry to ensure that the fruits of Harvard’s research don’t just languish in the lab and grace the pages of academic journals, but flow to the public.OTD has special teams dedicated to business development, intellectual property protection, and transactions. It secures patent protection on new inventions by the faculty. It structures and negotiates licensing agreements with industrial partners, and helps to make connections with venture capital firms that fund start-ups. It works to generate new sources of research support from industry, and it negotiates industry-sponsored research agreements, like the chemical giant BASF’s collaboration with the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS).Since 2006, Harvard faculty members have participated in starting 39 companies. The number of new inventions reported by faculty members has risen from 180 in 2006 to 301 in 2010. Hundreds of patents have been issued in that period, and 134 licenses have been negotiated with companies covering new technologies invented at Harvard.David Weitz, the Mallinckrodt Professor of Physics and of Applied Physics, has created dozens of inventions, many of which were patented by OTD. His ideas have given rise to four start-up companies. He said OTD’s help has been key to those successful ventures, providing industry contacts and introductions, structuring and negotiating agreements, and lending a receptive ear for ideas.“OTD, you can’t ask for anyone better. They’re just fantastic,” Weitz said. “They’re doing a huge service.”Andrew Myers, the Amory Houghton Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, echoed Weitz’s praise, saying OTD has helped him at all stages of the translation process.“The staff of the Office of Technology Development at Harvard has been enormously helpful to my laboratory at all stages of the process, leading from the patenting of new technologies through the identification of interested business partners to commercialization,” Myers said. “Isaac Kohlberg has assembled an extremely talented and hard-working team that makes each step of the process easy, interesting, and even enjoyable.”OTD also has a special Technology Accelerator Fund to help faculty members develop ideas beyond the point where traditional academic research funding ends. The fund provides support until a promising idea reaches the point at which a company is willing to invest in further development efforts.Junying Yuan, professor of cell biology at Harvard Medical School, said Accelerator Fund resources helped her advance her search for small molecules that interfere with cell death pathways revealed by research in her lab. These natural processes of cellular death are believed to play a role in some diseases, including the neurodegenerative ailments studied by Yuan.In addition to gaining support for continued development, Yuan said OTD has been very helpful in helping with licensing her lab’s discoveries.Kohlberg said the Accelerator Fund is an expression of OTD’s commitment to fulfill Harvard’s public service mission and ensure that promising discoveries don’t languish due to the development gap.Lawrence G. Miller, partner and founder of Mediphase Venture Partners, a Newton-based venture capital firm, has financed two start-ups based on Harvard advances. The first, Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals, grew out of advances from Myers’ lab. The second, Mednetworks, is based on the work of Professor Nicholas Christakis on social networks and health.“My experience [with OTD] has been quite good. They’re responsive, attentive, and the terms negotiated were reasonable for both sides,???? Miller said.At SEAS, Weitz heads a collaboration called the BASF Advanced Research Initiative at Harvard. In the research program, negotiated between BASF and OTD in 2007, the company provides up to $20 million in funding over five years to support Harvard researchers in the applied sciences, engineering, and chemical and systems biology. BASF is working on a dozen research projects with Harvard scientists and Harvard has filed a first set of patents from the work, according to Jens Rieger, a visiting scientist and BASF senior vice president of polymer research.“What’s special about Harvard is its broad-based mix of disciplines such as chemistry, physics, biology, and medicine, and its outstanding, world-renowned scientists,” Rieger said. “This is what we think will deliver not just any solution, but something unexpected, something completely new.”last_img read more