Tags: Dallas Mavericks/Deseret News/Eric Woodyard/Mexico City/Orlando Magic/Phoenix Suns/Utah Jazz/Zignia Live Brad James Written by August 7, 2018 /Sports News – Local Jazz To Play Regular Season Game In Mexico City For the First Time in History FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailMEXICO CITY-Per numerous reports, including that of Eric Woodyard of the Deseret News, news broke Tuesday morning that the Utah Jazz would play a regular season game in Mexico City for the first time.The Jazz will be the guests of the Orlando Magic December 15 at the Arena Ciudad de Mexico as part of the NBA Mexico City games 2018 series.The Magic will also serve as the hosts December 13 at Mexico City against the Chicago Bulls.The Jazz has previously played in international regular season games as they played the Phoenix Suns in Tokyo to commence the 1990-1991 NBA season.The Jazz most recently played in Mexico City in a preseason game October 5, 2003 against the Dallas Mavericks.They also played in Mexico City in the preseason October 26 and 27, 1996 against the Mavericks and Suns, respectively.The NBA has also agreed to a multi-year partnership with Mexican entertainment entity Zignia Live to play several regular-season games in Mexico over the course of the next few seasons.
UK: Xpedite GOC Secures QEC Contract November 3, 2011 View post tag: contract View post tag: Navy View post tag: QEC Share this article View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Naval View post tag: secures View post tag: GOC Xpedite GOC Ltd has recently been awarded the contract to support the activities the Ministry of Defence – Queen Elizabeth Class (QEC) RCM Project.The new QE Class is currently being built at shipyards around the country; HMS Queen Elizabeth and Prince of Wales are the future flagships of the Naval Fleet. The Project decided to use Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM) to define the platform maintenance requirements due to the ability to provide a safe, auditable and cost effective through life solution. The project is being carried out to the MoD defined RCM Defence Standard 00-45.As the QEC RCM Project is still in its infancy, the customer (Thales UK) is utilising Xpedite to provide RCM training, mentoring, and contract facilitation. Thales UK are looking to draw on Xpedite’s experience of having provided a ‘whole boat’ RCM solution for the ASTUTE Class submarines. The experience gained on that project will ensure delivery of an RCM solution that is viable, defensible and meets the customers needs.Tasking has also been extended to help manage the Integrated UMMS (Unit Maintenance Management System) Environment. Through life activities include management of the data, writing of job information cards and the grouping and scheduling of maintenance within the maintenance management system.[mappress]Source: xpedite, November 03, 2011 Industry news View post tag: UK View post tag: Xpedite Back to overview,Home naval-today UK: Xpedite GOC Secures QEC Contract
FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail Gibson County – Early this morning at approximately 5:35, Trooper Ross Rafferty was patrolling US 41 when he stopped the driver of a 2007 Mercury Grand Marquis for having a defective tail light and failing to indicate a lane change in heavy traffic near Warrenton Road. Rafferty stopped the vehicle on US 41 near SR 68. The driver was identified as Tyshecqua M. Cook, 25, of Indianapolis. A passenger was identified as Travontae R. Franklin, 25, of Indianapolis.While Trooper Rafferty was talking to the driver an odor of marijuana was detected inside the vehicle. Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Deputy Baehl and his K-9, Ali, arrived to assist and performed a free air sniff around the vehicle. Baehl’s K-9 alerted to the presence of narcotics. During a search of the vehicle officers found 458 grams of crystal meth located inside the front passenger door panel. The street value of the meth is approximately $20,000.Both subjects were arrested and taken to the Gibson County Jail where they are currently being held without bond.Arrested and Charges:• Tyshecqua M. Cook, 25, Indianapolis, IN1. Possession of Meth over 10 grams, Level 3 Felony2. Dealing Meth over 10 grams, Level 2 Felony3. Driving While Suspended, Class A Misdemeanor• Travontae R. Franklin, 25, Indianapolis, IN1. Possession of Meth over 10 grams, Level 3 Felony2. Dealing Meth over 10 grams, Level 2 Felony
Elizabeth Kenney News Writer The Saint Mary’s Writing Center welcomed Aaron Bremyer as its new director last summer after the previous director, Kathy Thomas, retired in May. Bremyer said he and his wife, assistant professor of English Dionne Bremyer, are thankful to be at the College. “We both fell in love with the place, fell in love with the students and fell in love with our colleagues,” Bremyer said. “So far, so good.” Aaron Bremyer said this is his first time working at a single-gender institution. Although he was unsure about the experience at first, he said now he really enjoys it. “Students are students and people are people,” he said. “I love not having loud jerks running around campus. It is so quiet.” Bremyer graduated from Emporia University, in Flint Hills, Kansas, with a degree in secondary English education. After teaching high school English for two years, he returned to Emporia to earn a Masters of English. He then moved to the University of Connecticut to pursue a doctorate in English. There, he first gained experience working in a writing center. “I saw this as an extension of the teaching that I was doing but also understood that it was quite different,” Bremyer said. When he took a teaching position at the University of West Georgia, Bremyer said he simultaneously continued his part-time work with writing centers. Bremyer said collaboration will be the key to a successful Saint Mary’s Writing Center. He said The Writing Center can help all students, no matter what their ability levels are. “Very successful writers come and benefit from working with our tutors, so [the Writing Center] is for any level of preparedness,” Bremyer said. The Writing Center now offers 30-minute and hour-long appointments, Bremyer said. Before, scheduling was limited to hour-long sessions. “We help any student at any point in the writing process,” Bremyer said. Bremyer emphasized the importance of writing as a necessary life skill. “Being able to … communicate well in writing, as well as in any other mode, is an essential quality,” he said. Bremyer said the Center offers a gradual process of assistance for writers looking to grow. “Not every tutorial will be life-changing or develop the paper in some perfect way. Not every paper is going to be an ‘A,’” Bremyer said. “That is not our goal, anyway, but it is to improve through practice, slowly and steadily. Every writing assignment will be better for having visited the Writing Center, and that is a powerful tool.”
Were you living the dream when you starred in A Little Night Music opposite Angela Lansbury and Elaine Stritch? I remember going with Angela to the second preview of Promises, Promises and it was like going to the theater with Jesus! They all wanted to touch the hem of her garment. God, she’s a classy dame. What about Elaine? Did you send her a card for her recent 89th birthday? No, but I did send the odd message via her dresser at the time. Elaine’s not on e-mail, so communicating with her can be tricky. But God, I love her—I absolutely love her. She’s completely different from Angela. Elaine is cantankerous and moody and, of course, has diabetes. But there’s no doubt she is quite, quite brilliant. They were—and are—extraordinary ladies, both of them. And as with Joe Gillis in Sunset, Stephen Ward is narrated by a central male character who happens—semi-spoiler ahead!—to be dead. I hadn’t thought of that, but you’re absolutely right! And of course there’s the added parallel of Stephen and the young girls [Christine Keeler and Mandy Rice-Davies] for whom he’s a Svengali-type figure, which, of course, makes you also think of the Phantom. That must be an Andrew thing. Alexander Hanson has appeared in many Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals, including Aspects of Love, Sunset Boulevard and an arena tour of Jesus Christ Superstar—but only now is the actor originating a Lloyd Webber role. In Stephen Ward, Hanson plays the title character: the doomed osteopath who was at the epicenter of the Profumo sex-and-politics scandal that shook British public life a half-century ago. The ever-engaging Hanson took time to discuss the ongoing enigma that Ward remains this many years after his death and to reflect on some potent Broadway memories and a bevy of fabulous leading ladies. That must be quite empowering. It’s almost like doing a TV or a film where you are given the day’s schedule and suddenly you realize that all the dialogue’s changed. As long as the show is still in process, you can’t pin it down! You’ve done many Lloyd Webber musicals but Stephen Ward must feel a breed apart. Oh, it does! It’s certainly different from Jesus Christ Superstar, which is the most recent one that I did. I guess the most similar would be Sunset Boulevard because that had the same creative team in Don Black and Christopher Hampton. But even then, this one is more a play with music. View Comments On some level, it’s a story of society turning in on itself. Sure, and I think the clue to understanding Stephen’s relatively short life [he died in 1963 at the age of 50] is that he just lived for high society. He loved hanging around with the movers and shakers of society—film stars and royalty and aristocracy—and he basically had three pretty powerful pass doors into that world. And because he was an exceptional osteopath, he treated the right people, so it then wasn’t a surprise when he started befriending Lord Astor and had all these young women around him. Stephen was able to make himself indispensable within the world he wanted to be in. What has it been like to open a Lloyd Webber musical cold on the West End? When I’ve taken over in the past, the show has been set and everything has been explored so you just go in and start from that point. But with a new musical it’s very fluid and also Andrew is incredibly canny. He’s a very passionate man and he cares deeply about his stuff so he knows the process whereby a song will be taken out or put in or the lyrics will change depending upon the dynamic between the piece and the audience. He also wants you as a performer to bring what you feel to the table, as well. Except that for all his love of female companionship, his sexuality remains opaque. It certainly helped that Stephen knew how to talk to women and that in his own way he was very feminine. But I think if he had actually been gay that it would have come out by now: There are plenty of guys out there who are very in tune with their femininity, particularly in our world [of the theater], who aren’t necessarily gay. Tell me about your wife, Samantha Bond, who is currently preparing to star in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels in the West End. She’s like a pig in sh*t. She’s just loving it! She’s always wanted to do a musical comedy, and that is precisely the right one for her. She’s living the dream. Were you conscious of this musical occupying an unusual place within his canon? What I realize now is that there is a certain type of [person] who comes to see a musical, whether by Andrew Lloyd Webber or anyone else, and they want dancing girls and big tunes and that’s what they want. And Stephen Ward isn’t that. It kind of subverts the Lloyd Webber genre. But then there’s another constituency who love this show because they feel it’s grown up and is dealing with a serious subject and has maybe told them something new. The older generation, in particular, come in already knowing something about the Profumo affair, and the reaction from them has been pretty amazing.
Make sure your Yellow Pages Ad follows the rules There is a recurring theme in lawyer Yellow Pages advertising: Some Yellow Pages publishers tell advertising attorneys that they know the relevant rules and will make sure their Yellow Pages ads comply with the appropriate Rules Regulating The Florida Bar.However, after many of these ads are printed, the attorney learns that the publisher has failed to follow the mandate for inclusion of a disclosure statement that is “no smaller than one-fourth of the size of the largest type” appearing in the advertisement.This problem then comes to the attention of the Statewide Advertising Grievance Committee and results in the attorneys getting into trouble for noncompliance with the relevant rule, said John A. Boggs, director of the Bar’s Legal Division.Rule 4-7.3(b) requires this statement to be in most Yellow Pages ads: “The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information about our qualifications and experience.”The rule also requires that statement to be: “clearly legible and. . . no smaller than one-fourth of the size of the largest type otherwise appearing in the advertisement.”The Bar allows the publishers to place one disclaimer statement on each page of lawyer advertisements so that smaller lawyer ads do not use up limited space with that language. However, it has come to the attention of the Statewide Advertising Grievance Committee that some publishers have chosen a size for the disclaimer with apparent indifference to the rule, Boggs said.Enforcement authority for all Rules Regulating The Florida Bar is directed to individual members of the Bar. No enforcement authority exists over the Yellow Pages publishers.For this reason it remains the attorney’s responsibility to ensure the ad is proper, Boggs said, adding that a lawyer’s reliance on others to meet ethics requirements is problematic and not a defense. The Statewide Advertising Grievance Committee advises that it intends to strictly enforce the rules. In Practice, Make sure your Yellow Pages Ad follows the rules March 1, 2004 Regular News
16SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Oprah Winfrey is estimated to have a net worth of $3 billion. What can others learn from her about finances and money management?by: Damian Davila, Wise BreadIt’s good to be Oprah.In 2015, Forbes estimates her net worth at $3 billion, making the actress, director/producer, entrepreneur, TV personality, and philanthropist rank as one of America’s most successful women.From movies to books to TV shows, it seems that everything Oprah touches turns into gold. There’s a lot that we can learn from Oprah, so here are her three best pieces of financial wisdom.1. Change Behaviors Holding You Back“The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude,” advises Oprah. continue reading »
Jul 13, 2004 (CIDRAP News) – H5N1 avian influenza viruses circulating in ducks in China gradually increased their ability to infect mammals between 1999 and 2002, but just how that happened remains unclear, according to a recent study by Chinese researchers.The scientists isolated H5N1 viruses from apparently healthy ducks in southern China between 1999 and 2002 and then injected them into chickens and mice, according to the report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Over the 4 years, the viruses somehow became increasingly able to sicken and kill the mice.”Our results demonstrate that while circulating in domestic ducks, H5N1 viruses gradually acquired the characteristics that make them lethal in mice,” says the report by Hualan Chen and colleagues at the Harbin Veterinary Research Institute in Harbin, China. R. G. Webster of St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis also worked on the research.While causing widespread devastation in Asian poultry flocks last winter and spring, H5N1 viruses caused at least 34 human illness cases, 23 of them fatal. New outbreaks in poultry have been reported recently in Thailand, Vietnam, and China, though without any human cases so far.The report says there was “no convincing evidence of repeated transmission of avian viruses to humans” until 1997, when H5N1 virus jumped from birds to humans in Hong Kong and killed 6 of 18 people infected. Following that outbreak, disease experts began routine surveillance of influenza viruses in apparently healthy ducks in southern China.As part of that surveillance, the authors isolated 21 varieties of H5N1 viruses from ducks between 1999 and 2002. The viruses were cloned and then inoculated intravenously or intranasally into groups of chickens and mice.The viruses proved to be quickly lethal to nearly all of the chickens. In the mice, the viruses grew increasingly pathogenic with time. With very few exceptions, viruses isolated in 1999 and 2000 were less pathogenic than those isolated in 2001 and 2002, the report says. All the isolates classified as highly pathogenic dated from 2001 and 2002.In a search for the molecular basis of the differences in pathogenicity, the investigators sequenced the entire genome of all 21 viruses. They determined that the viruses formed nine genotypes, but they found “no strong links” between the genotypes and pathogenicity. But within the genotypes, there was “a clear temporal pattern” of increasing pathogenicity.”The molecular basis of the transmissibility of avian influenza viruses to mammals is not resolved,” the article states. But the authors speculate that the mechanism has to do with possible traffic in viruses between ducks and pigs living close together on small farms.”Our working hypothesis is that H5N1 viruses have gradually acquired the ability to replicate in mammals by means of selection pressure created by possible transmission between pigs and ducks,” the report says. H5N1 viruses have not yet been found in pigs, but the authors say they have “preliminary virological and serological evidence of H5N1 virus infection in pigs in Fujian province.”The report concludes, “Clearly, H5N1 influenza viruses are continuing to evolve in Asia. Continued surveillance is needed, as is detailed characterization of the gene constellations and specific residues required for transmission to mammals.”Chen H, Deng G, Li Z, et al. The evaluation of H5N1 influenza viruses in ducks in southern China. Proc Nat Acad Sci 2004 Jul 13;101(28):10452-7 [Full text]
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Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has not ruled out further signings before the start of the new season. Pellegrini, speaking at a press conference in Hong Kong, told reporters: “The club has spent money on important players, like Stevan and Negredo. “But we must remind you that last year here there was (Mario) Balotelli and (Carlos) Tevez, so we had to replace two very good players with another two very good players. “So, we have the whole month of July and some days of August to finish completely the squad. It’s not absolutely complete but it’s very near to being complete.” City continue to be linked with other targets, including Real Madrid and Portugal defender Pepe. City have lost one senior centre-back this summer following Kolo Toure’s free transfer to Liverpool. Pellegrini said: “I don’t speak about rumours. I think today we have the players that we need here. “I just said that we will see what happens in this month and during August. But I’m not talking about specific names because it’s not better for us, so I don’t talk about Pepe or any other names.” City have already had a busy summer, signing four new players for a combined cost of £90million as well as appointing Pellegrini. Deals for Fernandinho and Jesus Navas were completed before Pellegrini’s arrival with moves for forwards Stevan Jovetic and Alvaro Negredo finalised last week. Press Association