Gregerson Wins Pair of Titles At Junior Pan American Games

first_img Written by Brad James Tags: Dylan Gregorsen/freestyle/Greco-Roman/Marco Palermo/Riverton/Salazar Cabrera/UVU Wrestling August 20, 2018 /Sports News – Local Gregerson Wins Pair of Titles At Junior Pan American Games FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailFORTALEZA, Brazil-Per a Monday report, incoming Utah Valley University freshman wrestler Dylan Gregerson won a pair of gold medals while competing for Team USA at the Junior Pan American Championships this past weekend at Fortaleza, Brazil.The freshman out of Riverton, Utah and Riverton High School, won freestyle and Greco-Roman titles at 61 kilos en route to leading Team USA to team championships in each of these styles.In freestyle, Gregerson vanquished Canada’s Marco Palermo 10-0 by tech fall and in Greco-Roman, he bested Salazar Cabrera of Mexico 4-0.Overall, at the tournament, Gregerson went 7-0 at the Junior Pan American Games.last_img read more

Debbie Hilton Named New Director of the Saint Vincent Foundation

first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare Debbie Hinton joined St. Vincent Evansville, Indiana Southern Region on March 5 as Director of Foundation. Debbie has been associated with the hospital for over 27 years serving on a variety of boards including the St. Vincent Evansville Foundation Board, the St. Vincent Breast Center Board and the Women and Children’s Advisory Board. In addition, Debbie is a past chair of the Cornette Ball and the Heritage Open, the two largest annual fundraisers for the health system.As Director of the Foundation, Debbie will oversee all operations with the Foundation to support the many needs of our health ministry, including educational opportunities for patients and staff to advanced technologies to support special programs within the hospital and community; capital campaign and major gifts, community engagement and events.Debbie has had a wide range of experience in the financial sector, advertising agency and healthcare. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Marketing Communication from the University of Evansville.last_img read more

Guidance: Healthcare education and training tariff: 2020 to 2021

first_imgThe tariffs cover non-medical clinical placements and medical undergraduate and postgraduate clinical placements in secondary care.Any further information that arises during the year will be published on Health Education England’s website. This document sets out: the national tariffs for healthcare education and training clinical placements in the financial year 2020 to 2021 how the tariffs will be implemented in what circumstances the national tariffs may be varied and how to do thislast_img read more

Miley Cyrus, Sean Lennon, Mark Ronson Release Timely “War Is Over” Cover

first_imgAt midnight, Mark Ronson, Miley Cyrus, and Sean Lennon released a brand new track together, a powerful cover of “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)”, with the Harlem Community Choir. The 1971 classic was originally written by John Lennon and Yoko Ono, the parents of Sean Lennon, as a protest song against the Vietnam War before it became a Christmas standard.This weekend, Cyrus and Lennon will sing their duet on Saturday Night Live. During an interview with Howard Stern‘s Sirius XM show on Wednesday, she admitted to the upcoming surprise performance, saying “It’s just so magic every time we sing it… goosebumps all over the place.”Cyrus goes on to explain the song choice: “This song… the way that it is so true to where we are right now and these lyrics of, ‘What have we done?’ Are we doing enough, are we actually active? All we do is complain and we don’t actually get out there and do enough in our communities,” she said. “I think it’s so timely for right now, and for him (Sean) and I just to kind of be this… next generation to encourage people to fight for the change we want to see (makes it a perfect choice).”“Happy Xmas (War Is Over)” marks the second single released by Miley Cyrus and Mark Ronson is as many weeks, following the undeniably catchy “Nothing Breaks Like A Heart”.Ronson and Cyrus are currently working on the country-pop star’s seventh studio album together, much to the delight of fans starving for more from the young artist (including us, guilty!). Cyrus has been rather quiet since her 2017 album, Younger Now–even deleting her personal Instagram account for several months leading to the announcement of her most recent single. Before that, she self-released her boldest work of art to date, Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz, with Wayne Coyne and The Flaming Lips.On the other hand, Sean Lennon is currently gearing up to release his second original album with bassist Les Claypool, South of Reality, under the moniker The Claypool Lennon Delirium. The psychedelic song crafters have been met with wildly deserving success since their inception in 2016, and will tour this upcoming spring in support of the new music.Listen to the new single from Mark Ronson, Miley Cyrus, and Sean Lennon below:last_img read more

Topics in Bioengineering series kicks off Jan. 18 at SEAS

first_imgThe Topics in Bioengineering (TIB) seminar series, sponsored by the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), will kick off on Jan. 18.The talks are open to anyone interested in bioengineering research, including undergraduates, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty.TIB lectures will be held on Tuesdays from noon to 1 p.m.; lunch will be provided for all attendees. The permanent room for this semester is still to be determined. All of the talks will be held in Cambridge.Tentative schedule for Topics in BioengineeringSpring 201101/18    Professor Ed Boyden (MIT)01/20    Keith Murphy (CEO of Organovo)01/25    *no seminar*02/01    Professor Neil Forbes (UMass, Amherst)02/08    Professor Laura Niklason (Yale University)02/15    Professor Roger Mark (MIT & HST)02/22    TBA03/01    Professor Sanjay Kumar (University of California, Berkeley)03/08    Professor Lance Munn (Mass General Hospital & HMS)03/15    *spring break – no seminar*03/22    Professor Sangeeta Bhatia (MIT)03/29    Professor Henry Hess (Columbia University)04/05    TBA04/12    Professor Peter So (MIT)04/19    Professor Yu Sun (University of  Toronto)04/26    Professor Yu-li Wang (Carnegie Mellon University)The complete and up-to-date schedule of talks can be found online: more information, contact Catia Verbeke.last_img read more

Notre Dame senior lacrosse player stops robbery

first_imgNotre Dame senior Tommy McNamara was having lunch with a friend at The General restaurant in South Bend on Friday. While he was eating, he said he noticed another young man moving suspiciously about the establishment.“I kind of noticed this kid who had his hoodie on, kind of walking around the place. Little bit of strange activity,” he said.A few minutes later, the man grabbed another customer’s purse and bolted out of the establishment. Kendra Osinski | The Observer Tommy McNamara, a senior on the lacrosse team pictured here during a game against the University of Maryland, stopped a robbery on Friday afternoon. McNamara was eating lunch at The General in South Bend when he took off running after a teenager who had stolen an elderly woman’s purse.“All of the sudden, I’m just sitting at my table — and I’m pretty close to the door — he sprints from the front of the restaurant by the cash register, scoops up an old lady’s purse, and just darts out the door,” he said.Not missing a beat, McNamara, a member of the Notre Dame lacrosse team, rose from his seat and took off after the thief.“I guess without really thinking, I just leapt up and started running after him,” he said. “From the very beginning, I’m yelling ‘Stop! Stop! Give me the purse! Stop! You don’t want to do this!’”After chasing the individual for a substantial distance through the streets of South Bend — McNamara estimated the chase lasted between five and seven minutes — McNamara persuaded the thief to stop running.“I eventually start saying, ‘I’m not trying to get you in trouble … I’ll give you $20, just give me the purse. I get it,’” McNamara said. “He finally stops. I approach him slowly and say, ‘Dude, I’m not trying to get you in trouble. I have 20 bucks. Take it, you just can’t take this purse.’”Once the chase had ended, McNamara got the purse back and engaged with the man he had been chasing.“I get up close to him, and look at him, and ask, ‘Dude, how old are you?’ He’s like, ‘I’m in high school.’ He couldn’t have been older than 15 years old,” he said. “I start talking to him for a while. He gave me the purse, and we had a conversation. I actually gave him my phone number. I was like, ‘I understand this is a really tough situation.’ We were just talking for a while about kind of everything. I told him, ‘If you ever need to reach out, I’ve got like 50 teammates who’d have your back. I get it. You’re in high school having to make that decision.’ Think about it. Being 15 years old and your choice is ‘do I or do I not want to steal this woman’s purse for whatever extraneous reason that’s out of his control?’ I gave him 20 bucks and just said, ‘Listen, take my number. Give me a call if you ever want to talk, or need help.’ Then we went our separate ways.”The teenager was remorseful, McNamara said. McNamara thinks the high schooler vacillated about whether or not to steal the purse in the first place.“He was entirely apologetic. The first thing he said was ‘I’m sorry,’” McNamara said. “He’s sitting there thinking, ‘do I or do I not want to steal this woman’s purse?’ What’s crazy is I saw him leave the place a couple times — he would walk out, then walk back in. … That’s kind of why he was in the corner of my eye. He was just apologetic. … He was like ‘I don’t want to be doing this.’ It was a tough conversation, but a real one. That’s why I wanted him to be able to reach out.”Upon his return to The General, McNamara was greeted as a hero.“It was funny, the whole place broke into applause,” he said. “There was a priest in there — I guess he was eating food there — he comes up and gives me a blessing. … One lady came up to me and said, ‘My husband was a retired police officer. I have a son who’s a police officer, a son who’s a firefighter,’ and I just connected with her in that way.”The owner of the stolen purse was particularly grateful, McNamara said.“She was just really thankful,” he said. “She asked for my name. She tried to give me money. Everyone was trying to give me money for it. I was like, ‘No, it’s OK.’ She was just really thankful. Full of gratitude.”McNamara credited a variety of people in his life with his decision to help out in the situation.“I think a lot has to do with the lacrosse team, and everything that we’re about and kind of the team culture and values we try to build,” he said. “The three parts of the lacrosse team are character, culture, community. That’s something that from your first day when you get here you really try to emulate. … I think my family, a lot. Something that I’ve always thought of that my dad says to my brothers and is, ‘The other fellow first.’ Kind of that mentality of people before yourself.”After relating the incident to some of the lacrosse coaching staff, McNamara said he addressed his teammates about his good deed on lacrosse coach Kevin Corrigan’s request.“I told coach about it,“ McNamara said. “After a lift on Friday — it was like three hours after it happened — he had me tell the story to the whole team. I kind of wrapped it up with Thanksgiving. It’s a time where we have a lot to be thankful for. The biggest takeaway for me was this kid — 14, 15 years old — making this decision. That’s a circumstance that myself and probably everybody here at Notre Dame hasn’t had to go through. That was something to be thankful for.”On the whole, McNamara said he was motivated to act due to the many experiences and people he’s encountered in his life, particularly in high school, college and at Camp Tecumseh, a sleepaway camp where he has been both a counselor and a camper.“It’s cool, being able to reflect on that event you think of all the people from high school, to Notre Dame with the lacrosse team, coach Corrigan, all of my coaches, all of my teammates, people at Camp Tecumseh, all kind of into this one moment where it wasn’t really me reacting,” he said. “It was all of them in this one moment where I didn’t have to make a choice, I just got up and started running after him.”Tags: ND Men’s Lacrosse, thanksgiving, The General Deli and Cafe, theftlast_img read more

Pecan Crop

first_imgThe Southeast is in Hurricane Irma’s crosshairs, and Georgia pecan farmers are bracing for the hurricane’s potential impact on this year’s crop.Pecans are typically harvested in Georgia from early fall to midfall. ‘Pawnee’ pecans are nearing harvest and should be ready for harvest next week. However, with Hurricane Irma’s strong winds topping 180 mph, many producers are worried about the winds’ effect on the crop and trees.“Irma is on the mind of every pecan farmer out there right now. It’s tough because the crop is pretty much made. It’s there waiting to be harvested,” University of Georgia Cooperative Extension pecan specialist Lenny Wells said. “The forecasted path — coming straight up through the middle of Florida and up through the western part of Georgia — that puts everybody on the wrong side of the storm. We could have significant losses to our pecan crop.”Wells said producers with ‘Pawnee’ pecans may be OK even if they’re blown to the ground, as long as the pecan trees are left standing. The nuts have reached full maturity and are already opening out of their shells. Farmers can harvest those pecans when the orchards are dry and the debris is cleaned up.Wells and Georgia pecan producers are most concerned about other pecan varieties.“When you talk about other varieties, you’re talking about the ones that are normally harvested anywhere from early-to-mid-October and so on. Most of those varieties — the ‘Desirables,’ the ‘Sumners,’ the ‘Stuarts,’ for instance — the kernels are filled out pretty well, but the nut is still maturing. That would be a terrible loss of a crop at that point because the crop’s done, the growers have done all they can do,” Wells said.To make matters worse, this is expected to be a strong year for pecans in Georgia. Wells said that this year’s ‘Desirable’ pecan crop, one of the most popular varieties in Georgia, is one of the most productive crops he can remember. Unfortunately, pecan trees are also alternate bearing. If the trees produce a good crop one year, they are less likely to produce a similar result the following year.“Think about how these trees have carried this crop this far. Then, if growers lose the crop to high winds just a few weeks before it is going to be harvested, and you’re talking about a heavy crop load, chances are it’s going to be a down year next year, too,” Wells said. “That would really devastate these farmers.”“With the wind speeds we’re talking about, growers also have to be concerned about losing trees, which is a much more long-term loss,” Wells said.He fears that, even with 40 to 50 mph winds, pecan trees may be vulnerable to breaking limbs or being blown over, and lots of nuts may be blown out of trees.last_img read more

Anstead sworn in as chief justice

first_img July 15, 2002 Jan Pudlow Associate Editor Regular News Anstead sworn in as chief justice Associate Editor Harry Lee Anstead — the youngest of six children raised by a single mom in Jacksonville’s Brentwood housing project — promised to put children first during his two-year term as chief justice of the Florida Supreme Court.In a packed courtroom July 2, 64-year-old Anstead became the 50th chief justice during the state’s fourth “Passing of the Gavel” ceremony attended by a who’s who list of Florida’s brightest shining legal stars, a dozen former law clerks, Anstead’s extended family, his children, and the smiling woman he described as “my MVP and wife of 39 exciting years, Sue.”Chesterfield Smith, who turns 85 this month and is the senior living past president of The Florida Bar, waved his hands like a fire-and-brimstone preacher when he announced in a booming voice: “We here today – all of us today – believe that you are going to be one of the great chief justices in Florida’s history!”Before the attention turned to Anstead – known as the father of the modern professionalism movement among judges, lawyers, and law schools in Florida, and for consistently receiving the highest ratings in statewide polls – Ninth Judicial Circuit Chief Judge Belvin Perry and chair of the Florida Conference of Circuit Judges, paid tribute to outgoing Chief Justice Charles Wells.“The book of Luke tells us for unto whom much is given, much is required. You have given us so much, Chief Justice Wells,” Perry said. “As a leader, sometimes you had to stand alone. As a leader, sometimes you had the courage to make very tough decisions. You also had the compassion to listen to the needs of others.”On behalf of the Ninth Judicial Circuit judges, Perry presented Wells with a huge yard-wide plaque, joking, “We hope you’ll find space among the Gator paraphernalia.”At 97, the most senior former Chief Justice Richard W. Ervin was helped from a wheelchair to the podium to administer the oath of office.First, Anstead prompted a standing ovation when he paused to recognize Ervin as “one of the greatest justices who ever served the state of Florida.”In characteristic self-effacing style, Ervin thanked Anstead for the kind words and said with a grin, “I wish I deserved it.”While Anstead prepared to change seats with Wells and sit in the most honorable middle seat of the seven–justice bench, Marshal Wilson Barnes gave a mischievous wink to the chuckling audience when he first put Justice Peggy Quince’s name plate in front of Anstead.Then, as he has announced hundreds of times before — but with that one important updated phrase — Barnes cried out: “Hear ye, hear ye. The Supreme Court of the great state of Florida is now in session, the honorable Chief Justice Harry Lee Anstead presiding. All who have cause to plead, draw near, give attention, and it shall be heard. God save these United States and the great state of Florida, and this honorable court.”With his first official act as the newest chief justice, Anstead took the gavel from Wells, rapped it three times, and said, “Please be seated.”Anstead used a very personal story about September 11 to launch into his goals as chief justice. He recalled how he was in a conference room listening to then Bar President Terry Russell, when a judicial assistant knocked on the door with word that a plane had crashed into one of New York’s twin towers. Anstead excused himself, rushed up a flight of stairs to his office and tried to reach his daughter, Laura, at her law firm in Manhattan, just a few blocks from the World Trade Center. A son also lives and works in Manhattan and a third child often visits Manhattan from nearby Connecticut.During the 20-minute wait before his daughter finally returned the call to assure him they were all OK, Anstead said, “I can tell you a father’s heart was in fear in those minutes.” And that following Thanksgiving, shared together as a family with his wife and five children, was the most thankful ever.Anstead said he shared that story “to sadly observe what we all know too well. That is, unlike my children, unlike our children who are dearly loved, there are thousands of children in Florida who have no one to care for them in the way that I care about my children.“They must rely on us for that care. Imagine, if you will, a society that truly does put its children first. And in doing so, shouldn’t we first identify children that need immediate help and address their needs and save them from a lost life?” Anstead asked. “Well, believe it or not, we have such an identification system here in the state of Florida. And we call it the juvenile court. Florida’s judicial system should consider itself enormously privileged to have society place its most troubled children. . . in our juvenile courts.“I can assure you that during my term as chief justice, I will be calling on every judge, lawyer, and citizen in Florida to join me in accepting that responsibility of putting children first in our communities and in our courts.”Anstead said the September 11 tragedy is also a time of reference for a huge challenge Florida’s trial courts face as a constitutional amendment passed in 1998 mandates that by July 1, 2004, substantial funding will shift from the local to state level.“Clearly, these next two sessions of the legislature will determine the future of our trial courts,” Anstead said.It’s easy to take America’s values for granted, he said, when things are going well. But since September 11, he said, “We’ve been reminded once again that the price of liberty is constant vigilance.”He spoke specifically of the American values of the rule of law and an independent judiciary, and how fully funding the courts are of paramount importance.“Surely, the most effective way for us to educate about the rule of law throughout the world is by example. That example, quite simply, is reached by an adequate and accessible state trial court system,” Anstead said.“Just as I call upon all of you to protect Florida’s children, I also call upon you to protect Florida’s court system in this time of transition. . . and to proudly maintain the rule of law. What a tragedy is would be if, while we are spreading the rule of law abroad, we would neglect it at home.”Chesterfield Smith said the “point of highest decision” — the most troubling challenge overcome by great leadership and courage — for Anstead will be funding the state courts.“As you very well know, you already face an unprecedented point of decision. It is not of international or national proportion. But it has the potential to create a state constitutional crisis of the most serious kind, and it threatens the independence of the judiciary,” Smith said.“That fundamental change in the financing of our justice system, ultimately, in my opinion, generally will be highly beneficial. However, it also can become a serious detriment to the courts, unless all independent state branches of government work together in harmony.”As Smith recounted, “Occasionally, a ruling of this court was not to the legislature’s liking, and the legislature, too, has sometimes responded by changing the law and to overrule this court, first by escalating their rhetoric about eliminating the court’s authority to regulate the legal profession.“Dadgum that!”And the audience broke into chuckles at Smith’s forceful homespun denouncement.“With so much at stake, one branch of government simply must not wield power as to thwart the effective performance of our coequal and independent branch of state government,” Smith continued.But the former Bar president and former ABA president ended on an optimistic note when he said: “I do believe that our governor and our legislature will rise to meet and join you and your legal colleagues on the road to reform, both the constitutional rights of our children and on the financial equality of our state court system. It will be a major tragedy for Florida’s children if the three branches of government do not come together to solve the pending funding crisis of our state court system, and to deny you, as our chief justice, to make children your first priority.” Anstead sworn in as chief justicelast_img read more

India’s coronavirus cases cross 600,000 amid easing of lockdowns

first_imgTopics : India’s coronavirus infections surpassed 600,000 on Thursday, with 17,834 deaths, as authorities battled to contain the pandemic while easing lockdown rules, officials and the health ministry said.Fresh challenges to protect people from the virus emerged for disaster management officials in the northeast state of Assam amid torrential rainfall, where floods and landslides killed 57 people this week and more than 1.5 million were forced to flee their homes.Assam’s health minister, Himanta Biswa Sarma, said the state had started testing aggressively to identify coronavirus cases among villagers forced to take shelter in community halls, schools and government buildings. “We were isolating new coronavirus hotspots; the situation is very critical,” Sarma told Reuters.The increase in infections presents a severe challenge for India’s strained medical capacity and overburdened health system. The fear of being quarantined in poorly maintained government facilities has discouraged people from getting tested, experts say, leading to fresh cases of COVID-19 even after the government imposed the world’s longest lockdown.An easing phase called “Unlock 2” was announced on Monday, allowing more economic activities to resume.But the western state of Maharashtra reported a record jump of 5,537 coronavirus infections on Wednesday, prompting authorities to again impose a stringent lockdown in areas around the financial capital, Mumbai, forcing people to stop commuting in a city largely dependent on public transport.The state accounts for more than a fifth of total infections in the country and nearly half of the deaths, has reported total to 180,297 infections including 8052 deaths so far.last_img read more

Britain offers fast-track visas for foreign health workers

first_imgBritain’s new immigration system will provide faster and cheaper visas for skilled health and social care workers, the government announced on Monday, setting out further details of the points-based system that will come into effect in January.A new post-Brexit immigration system will apply to skilled workers and ends free movement of labor between Britain and the European Union (EU) following Britain’s departure from the bloc earlier this year.The state-funded National Health Service (NHS), which employs more than 1.2 million people and is Britain’s front line in its fight against the coronavirus pandemic, relies on labor from both the EU and other countries around the world. On Monday, the government outlined a new “Health and Care Visa” which will lower fees, cut application times and provide greater support for eligible applicants who will work in the NHS, social care or supporting companies.In most cases the new immigration system requires any worker from overseas to have a job offer, sufficiently high qualifications and spoken English.The government also announced that international students completing undergraduate or masters degrees will be able to stay in Britain for two years.Those completing a PhD will be able to stay for three years.There is no planned formal route for lower-skilled workers to enter Britain, although seasonal and sector-specific schemes may be created. Topics :last_img read more