Badgers upset No. 7 Iowa Central 30-20

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailEPHRAIM, Utah- The No. 16 ranked Badgers pulled off an upset against the No. 7 ranked Iowa Central Tritons on homecoming night, winning 30-20.After giving up a 71 yard touchdown pass early in the first quarter, Snow bounced back in the second quarter and lead at the half 21-17. Quarterback Braxton Kerr scored Snow’s first touchdown of the game on a 6 yard run, and kick returner Weston Barlow returned a kickoff 97 yards for their second touchdown of the game. Running Back Shammah Luani scored on a 16 yard touchdown run to put the Badgers up 21-14 before the Tritons kicked a field goal with 1:20 left in the first half.Snow’s defense, led by linebacker Trace Tupe, came up big in the third quarter when Tupe held Iowa Central quarterback Arthur Brantley in the end zone for a safety. Kerr was replaced by backup quarterback Garrison Beach who extended the Badgers lead on a 20 yard touchdown run with 13:53 left in the game, giving the Badgers a 30-20 lead that would last the duration of the game.Snow College will have a few weeks off before they make the long flight to Miami to face ASA College (Miami) on October 12. ASA College is coming off of a 40-25 loss to Lackawanna College and will have two more games before they host the Badgers. The game will be at 5 p.m. MST and available on radio stations KMTI AM 650 and 95.1 FM, with live streaming available at local10.centracom.com or on the YouTube channel WATCHit/SnowTV. Brad James Tags: Snow Football September 22, 2019 /Sports News – Local Badgers upset No. 7 Iowa Central 30-20 Written bylast_img read more

I’m voting for Angelo Valente

first_imgDear Editor:Since 2010 the Hoboken YMCA has been closed to the public. This remarkable facility had served our neighborhood for generations, offering something for everyone regardless of age or income. The Zimmer Administration has remained silent on this sad state of affairs. Hoboken, unlike our neighbors in both Jersey City and Union City, has no public pool.Angelo Valente is running for City Council-At-Large in the next election.Among his many interesting proposals includes developing a partnership with the (former) YMCA to reopen this much-needed community center immediately. I encourage everyone to read about his platform (www.ValenteForHoboken.com).I’m confident you will be impressed with his creative approach to improving the quality of life in Hoboken. I plan on voting for Angelo Valente, 3-I, on November 7.Thank youAmy Ribotlast_img read more

Guatemalan Air Force and U.S. Southern Command Cooperate to Promote Safe Aviation

first_imgBy Dialogo February 11, 2015 The training was conducted by three GAF doctors and seven Military physicians from SOUTHCOM who discussed ways to minimize the role of human error in aviation mishaps. “The goal of the conference was to bring the doctors closer to the flying and the pilots closer to the medicine,” said Col. Salazar Martínez. “The priority is to conduct operations safely and minimize the involvement of human factors in aviation accidents.” This will help the GAF “go out and conduct rescue, anti-drug, trafficking, or security missions,” Salazar Martínez said. The FAG will eventually certify Military pilots The capacity to self-certify is “essential,” according to Armando Rodríguez Luna, a security analyst from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). “Guatemala will be a regional training center for aerospace medicine in Central America,” Salazar Martínez said. During the four-day course, from January 12-15, specialists in aviation medicine and crews trained in Aerospace Medicine discussed the best methods to ensure aviation safety, according to the website of the Guatemalan Air Force (GAF). Aerospace medicine studies human diseases and disorders that are associated with flying, and the United States is at the forefront of aerospace medicine. The conference was held at the GAF’s La Aurora Central Air Command. About 60 pilots and 40 doctors, paramedics, and rescue personnel participated in the seminar, according Colonel Luis Alfredo Salazar Martínez, director of the GAF Hospital. The Guatemalan Air Force and a medical team from the United States Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) recently co-conducted the Aerospace Medicine Conference in order to foster safe aviation during medical emergencies in Guatemala. Improving its instruction protocols is part of Guatemala’s effort to “develop its Military capacities, coupled with a series of medium and long-term investments in infrastructure and, of course, in team-building, which obviously must be accompanied with training and coaching,” according to Rodríguez Luna. “The Aerospace Medicine conference exceeded expectations,” he stated. “People were very excited. The goals set by the GAF and the Southern Command went above and beyond.” The training was conducted by three GAF doctors and seven Military physicians from SOUTHCOM who discussed ways to minimize the role of human error in aviation mishaps. “The goal of the conference was to bring the doctors closer to the flying and the pilots closer to the medicine,” said Col. Salazar Martínez. “The priority is to conduct operations safely and minimize the involvement of human factors in aviation accidents.” The FAG will eventually certify Military pilots The capacity to self-certify is “essential,” according to Armando Rodríguez Luna, a security analyst from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). Medical personnel at the conference covered a wide array of topics, such as how stress affects pilots and the impact of oxygen deprivation (hypoxia) on aviators during flight. “For the last two years we have had the support of the Southern Command in training both physicians and pilots,” Salazar Martinez said. “To continue the certification process for our pilots, the Southern Command will donate equipment to conduct electrocardiograms, audiograms, and optometry analyses.” The event was an Air Forces South (AFSOUTH) initiative, which is a SOUTHCOM component, in conjunction with the Arkansas National Guard within the framework of the State Partnership Program between Guatemala and Arkansas to further Guatemala’s efforts to develop a first class aerospace medicine program, according to U.S. Air Force Colonel Jimmie D. Bailey, II, Command Surgeon, 12th Air Force (AFSOUTH). During the four-day course, from January 12-15, specialists in aviation medicine and crews trained in Aerospace Medicine discussed the best methods to ensure aviation safety, according to the website of the Guatemalan Air Force (GAF). Aerospace medicine studies human diseases and disorders that are associated with flying, and the United States is at the forefront of aerospace medicine. The first two aerospace medicine conferences were held in 2013 and 2014, respectively. The conferences are regulated by the Civil Aviation Law of Guatemala, and the primary goal of the seminars is to prepare pilots, doctors, and crews to make medical assistance decisions, according to the FAG. In cooperation with SOUTHCOM, Guatemala is strengthening its training programs, which will help the Military fight organized crime, including international drug traffickers. The first two aerospace medicine conferences were held in 2013 and 2014, respectively. The conferences are regulated by the Civil Aviation Law of Guatemala, and the primary goal of the seminars is to prepare pilots, doctors, and crews to make medical assistance decisions, according to the FAG. The event was an Air Forces South (AFSOUTH) initiative, which is a SOUTHCOM component, in conjunction with the Arkansas National Guard within the framework of the State Partnership Program between Guatemala and Arkansas to further Guatemala’s efforts to develop a first class aerospace medicine program, according to U.S. Air Force Colonel Jimmie D. Bailey, II, Command Surgeon, 12th Air Force (AFSOUTH). The Guatemalan Air Force and a medical team from the United States Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) recently co-conducted the Aerospace Medicine Conference in order to foster safe aviation during medical emergencies in Guatemala. “For the last two years we have had the support of the Southern Command in training both physicians and pilots,” Salazar Martinez said. “To continue the certification process for our pilots, the Southern Command will donate equipment to conduct electrocardiograms, audiograms, and optometry analyses.” Eventually, Guatemala could help train the Air Forces of other countries. The Guatemalan Military Command of the Humanitarian Rescue Unit conducted a demonstration showing how the Armed Forces train to make emergency air transports. The Guatemalan Military Command of the Humanitarian Rescue Unit conducted a demonstration showing how the Armed Forces train to make emergency air transports. Ongoing medical education The recent conference is an example of ongoing cooperation between the FAG and SOUTHCOM. It was the third such gathering, and the first to which several civilian government institutions and emergency workers attended, including the country’s General Directorate of Civil Aviation, the Disaster Reduction Coordinating Agency, as well as civilian pilots and firefighters. “The Aerospace Medicine conference exceeded expectations,” he stated. “People were very excited. The goals set by the GAF and the Southern Command went above and beyond.” The FAG’s clinics conduct dental, optometry, audiometry, and general flight exams on Guatemalan Military pilots. Currently, civilian physicians certify whether military pilots are fit to fly. Eventually, the GAF will certify its own pilots. Improving its instruction protocols is part of Guatemala’s effort to “develop its Military capacities, coupled with a series of medium and long-term investments in infrastructure and, of course, in team-building, which obviously must be accompanied with training and coaching,” according to Rodríguez Luna. The FAG’s clinics conduct dental, optometry, audiometry, and general flight exams on Guatemalan Military pilots. Currently, civilian physicians certify whether military pilots are fit to fly. Eventually, the GAF will certify its own pilots. Medical personnel at the conference covered a wide array of topics, such as how stress affects pilots and the impact of oxygen deprivation (hypoxia) on aviators during flight. “Guatemala will be a regional training center for aerospace medicine in Central America,” Salazar Martínez said. Ongoing medical education The recent conference is an example of ongoing cooperation between the FAG and SOUTHCOM. It was the third such gathering, and the first to which several civilian government institutions and emergency workers attended, including the country’s General Directorate of Civil Aviation, the Disaster Reduction Coordinating Agency, as well as civilian pilots and firefighters. The conference was held at the GAF’s La Aurora Central Air Command. About 60 pilots and 40 doctors, paramedics, and rescue personnel participated in the seminar, according Colonel Luis Alfredo Salazar Martínez, director of the GAF Hospital. This will help the GAF “go out and conduct rescue, anti-drug, trafficking, or security missions,” Salazar Martínez said. FAG has 1,300 Troops serving in three Air Commands or Regions, according to the blog Orden de Batalla. Eventually, Guatemala could help train the Air Forces of other countries. In cooperation with SOUTHCOM, Guatemala is strengthening its training programs, which will help the Military fight organized crime, including international drug traffickers. FAG has 1,300 Troops serving in three Air Commands or Regions, according to the blog Orden de Batalla. last_img read more

Long Island’s Teen Fashion Phenom

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York New York Fashion Week kicked off on February 8, with designers showing off their Fall/Winter 2019 collections.A’kai Littlejohn, a Long Island native, was part of this high-fashion industry event that draws designers, curators, photographers, and journalists just a few months ago when he debuted his spring/summer 2018 collection during September’s NYFW. It was his first time showing at the event, and for the 14-year-old fashion prodigy, it was a favorite moment in his career.“It was everything I wanted it to be,” he says.A’kai’s first taste of fame was as a contestant on the second season of the Lifetime reality series, Project Runway Junior. Only 13 at the time, A’kai was the show’s youngest cast member. Each week, A’kai, along with 11 other contestants, had to create a one-of-a-kind garment from scratch and only had one day to do it. With the help of Tim Gunn, the show’s host and mentor, A’kai quickly learned that slow and steady really does win the race and that a few sloppy stitches can mean defeat.“It taught me not to rush and to try and be as perfect as you can,” he says. “The little details matter.”For A’kai, the experience was priceless and was a springboard to building his success.“Being on the show built up my confidence and even taught me how to sew faster,” he says.His love of fashion and drive to achieve has always been his motivation, according to his mother, Kari Littlejohn. When most 3-year-olds were learning to master walking and climbing, A’kai’s Aunt Kim taught him how to hand-stitch. Kari remembers A’kai being able to manipulate any material he could find, such as toilet paper.“He’d wet the toilet paper then crunch it and press it,” says Kari. “If he wanted it to look like a silk, he would put creases in it. He would even add color to it. You would not recognize it was toilet paper. The texture completely changed.”Sketching and watercolor painting came naturally to him, and anytime anyone would visit, A’kai would drape them with fabric, says Kari.“A’kai knew how to drape a garment before he knew what the technique even was,” she says.His first wearable garment was a dress he crafted at age 4, and it didn’t take long before people started to take notice.“In first grade, one of A’kai’s teachers told us that he was showing techniques that are only taught,” says Kari.At age 9, A’kai had the opportunity to be an apprentice for designer Madeline Grudens of Geraci Condello. The experience taught him about the business side of fashion, the technical terms used, and some techniques, including apparel construction and darts.His mother adds: “His mentor [Madeline Grudens] told me and she also told A’kai that he was a natural.”Today, A’kai is busy working on his next collection to show at NYFW, for Spring/Summer 2019 that will take place in the fall. He’s also launching his high-end women’s wear line and fulfilling custom orders that will be available for purchase on his website (akailittlejohn.com) at the end of the month.“I am so proud to be A’kai’s mom,” says Kari, a former event planner and floral designer, who left her business to concentrate full time on her son’s fashion house: A’KAI. “We are so grateful for the doors that have opened for him.”However, as any mom would be, she is careful not to overwhelm him.“Even with all the success, he is still a regular teenager that goes to school and has a social life, is involved in many clubs and plays sports,” she says.A’kai doesn’t let the pressure of being a high school freshman and his growing fashion career get in the way. He takes it all in stride.“It does not feel like work because I love doing it,” he says.A’kai is posing with models wearing his designs: Jamie wears the Rose Gold Gown named The Jamie Gown, and Emily is in the Linen Infinity Dress for the Spring/Summer 2018 collection at New York Fashion Week in fall 2017 (Photo by Jaclyn Noelle Photography)Inspiration: NatureFavorite Designers: Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel, Dior and Ralph Lauren.Secret Weapon: “I am comfortable working with any fabric and any design.”What You Love Most: “I love how people feel when they wear my clothes.”What’s to Come: “Neckwear for men and women and hats,” says A’kai, whose signature look is a bowtie and a flat cap.last_img read more

Loan Zone: Self-serve loan modifications at your credit union

first_img 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr A loan modification is a great solution for many hard-working consumers who find themselves in need of additional cash at a particular time. Unexpected life events, upcoming tuition, student loan payments or medical bills are all financial burdens that can be eased by having greater monthly cash flow.Consumers might be reluctant at first to refinance their loans, as the time and stress typically associated with traditional loan refinancing can be significant. However, many are now finding this solution to be not only logical, but much simpler than it was in the past.As part of this trend, some credit unions are looking at how to include the auto loan modification process in self-service environments. Doing so would better support members’ financial needs – in good times and in challenging ones – and, in turn, build the loyalty every institution seeks in today’s competitive environment.Consumers like to be in control of their financial decision-making. In addition to control, they want convenience at every turn. But adjusting loan terms has never been considered an easy or convenient process. continue reading »last_img read more

10 things to do in Vegas at America’s Credit Union Conference

first_img The High RollerRight next to Caesar’s Palace (the conference’s official lodging partner) is The Linq, a hotel and shopping promenade full of things to see and do. Its major attraction is The High Roller, the world’s tallest observation wheel. At 520 feet in diameter, one revolution on this behemoth takes 30 minutes to complete. Shopping on the StripPlenty of great shopping is available throughout Sin City, the famed Las Vegas Strip features the greatest density of commerce, with hundreds of outlets offering clothes, jewelry, art, souvenirs, memorabilia and more. At the 2017 America’s Credit Union Conference, discovery is what it’s all about. In a schedule packed with opportunities to gain valuable knowledge, attendees get to discover the ideas, strategies, trends and technologies that are shaping the credit union industry.When the conference adjourns for the day, attendees will discover the sights and sounds of our host city, Las Vegas. The Entertainment Capital of the World has no shortage of thrills, attractions, and time killers. (Here are some things to get most excited about): Cirque du SoleilRadically transform the way you think about the circus with their thrilling acrobatic show. The Canadian entertainment juggernaut has a handful of resident shows in Las Vegas, including The Beatles LOVE, Zumanity and Michael Jackson ONE. Shows GaloreOf course, Cirque du Soliel isn’t the only game in town. Many of the world’s top entertainers call Las Vegas home, including prop comic Carrot Top, magician David Copperfield and the one-of-a-kind Blue Man Group. On Sunday, June 25, America’s Credit Union Conference attendees will be heading to a performance from country legends, Reba, Brooks & Dunn. Celebrity Restaurants NatureLas Vegas’ abundant natural beauty is one of its most underappreciated virtues. Red Rock Canyon’s vermillion ridges make for great sightseeing on bike rides or hikes, while the nearly 12,000-ft.-high Mount Charleston rewards hikers willing to get a little chilly with enchanting forests and fascinating Nevada wildlife. Helicopter ToursFrom the ground, Las Vegas can feel like sensory overload. Riding a helicopter thousands of feet in the air, however, you can fully appreciate the city’s luminous beauty, splendor and constant action. It’s a great way to cap off your Vegas stay and reflect on all that you’ve discovered in Sin City.America’s Credit Union Conference will be held June 25-28, 2017, in Las Vegas. To learn more and register, please visit acuc.cuna.org.center_img The Fountains of BellagioOne of Las Vegas’ most iconic attraction is free to experience. Dozens of times per day, the Bellagio Hotel puts on dazzling, unforgettable water shows choreographed to classic pop songs, Broadway tunes and jazz standards. Visit more than once—no two performances are the same! Gordon RamsayWolfgang PuckMario BataliGiada de LaurentiisSeveral culinary professionals have their own Vegas restaurant with its own unique flavor and atmosphere. Bring your appetite; world-famous cuisine is on the menu. Fremont Street ExperienceWhile this mall features plenty of noteworthy diversions, the main attraction is the pedestrian promenade’s 90-ft. Viva Vision canopy screen, which uses more than 12.5 million LED lights to create remarkable light shows all night long. Hoover DamBuilt from 1931 to 1936, the Hoover Dam continues to provide power to Las Vegas to this day. Consider taking a break from the glitz and glamor and head to Lake Mead to see this astonishing testament to American ingenuity, ambition, and dedication. 122SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

The Qld property markets about to make a comeback

first_imgApartments under construction in Brisbane’s Newstead. Photo: Adam Armstrong.IT’S been a long time coming, but Queensland’s embattled unit markets are finally at a turning point — and the only way is up from here.The latest national property clock from Herron Todd White has revealed all regions affected by the mining boom hangover have either bottomed or are in the ‘start of recovery’ phase of the market cycle.And Brisbane’s unit market is approaching the bottom, after years of being oversupplied, with new apartments ‘very frequently’ sold at prices exceeding their potential resale value, according to the report.RELATED: City’s unit landscape evolvesBrisbane’s unit market is approaching the bottom, according to Herron Todd White. Image: AAP/Darren England.The Sydney, Melbourne, Darwin and Canberra unit markets are all in decline.The only unit market starting to decline in Queensland at the moment is the Gold Coast, according to Herron Todd White’s valuers.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus15 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market15 hours agoBundaberg is approaching the bottom, while Cairns, Mackay, Rockhampton and Toowoomba’s unit markets have already bottomed.MORE: Inside the homes of some of Qld’s biggest sports starsThe unit markets in regional areas impacted by the mining hangover are making a comeback, according to Herron Todd White. Image: AAP/Dan Peled.Emerald, Gladstone, Hervey Bay, Ipswich and Townsville are all on the way up.The November property report also reveals Brisbane, Canberra and Adelaide are the only capital cities with rising house markets.The housing markets in Sydney and Melbourne are declining, Perth is at the bottom, Darwin is in recovery and Hobart is approaching its peak.It comes as the latest national hedonic home value index from CoreLogic revealed home values continued to fall across Sydney, Melbourne and Perth in October, but held steady in Brisbane.last_img read more

Massachusetts offshore wind projects book staging spot

first_imgThe lease agreements commit the facility to full-time offshore wind work from 2023 into 2027 and are worth more than USD 32.5 million. The Vineyard Wind lease is an amended and revised agreement to accommodate a shift in the project schedule stemming from additional review and permitting required by the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM). Constructed and operated by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC), the New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal is the first port in North America purpose-built to support the staging and installation of offshore wind components. The 800 MW Vineyard Wind will comprise 84 MHI Vestas 9.5 MW turbines, installed some 22.5km south of Martha’s Vineyard and 56km off the coast of the Massachusetts mainland. “These lease agreements with Vineyard Wind and Mayflower Wind are another major milestone for offshore wind in Massachusetts,” said Governor Charlie Baker. “With this announcement, the Commonwealth continues its national leadership on clean energy and ensures Massachusetts workers will benefit from the jobs and economic opportunities provided by this new industry.” Both leases contain limited provisions for shared use during limited time periods at the beginning and end of the lease period to provide flexibility in project schedules, the Commonwealth said. The new lease agreement for Mayflower Wind is based on an option to lease the terminal executed in August last year.  The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has signed lease agreements with Vineyard Wind and Mayflower Wind to use the New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal as the primary staging and deployment base for the construction and installation of their offshore wind projects. Mayflower Wind was chosen by the Commonwealth in 2019 to supply 804 MW of offshore wind capacity with the expected start-up in 2025.last_img read more

Activists slam China’s use of bear bile in virus treatment

first_imgChinese workers collect bile from a caged bear at a farm in Fujian province. AFP But the National Health Commission inMarch issued guidelines recommending the use of “Tan Re Qing” – aninjection that contains bear bile powder, goat horn and three other medicinalherbs –- to treat critically ill coronavirus patients. The move comes just weeks after Chinabanned the sale of wild animals for food, citing the risk of diseases spreadingfrom animals to humans. BEIJING – China has approved the use ofbear bile to treat coronavirus patients, angering activists and raising fearsit could undermine efforts to stop the illegal animal trade which is blamed forthe emergence of the new disease sweeping the globe. It is one of six traditional Chinesemedicine products included in the directive. (AFP)last_img read more

Furloughed federal workers offered free Indianapolis Children’s Museum admission

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — Furloughed and federal employees working without pay in Indiana, and up to three immediate family members, are invited to enjoy the museum without paying admission from Saturday, January 19  through March 10, 2019.  Federal employees will be required to show their most recent pay stub and an Indiana photo ID.The museum is typically closed on Mondays through February; but, will be open next Monday for Dr. Martin Luther King Junior Day, and on Presidents Day, Monday, February 18, 2019. Those two holidays already offer free admission for all visitors.last_img