University of Utah Men’s Basketball Has Pac-12 Season Pairings Announced

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY-Monday, the Pac-12 conference released the weekly matchups and site designations for the league’s 2019-20 men’s basketball season.The University of Utah will commence their conference season January 1-5 by hosting Oregon and Oregon State.From January 8-12, the Utes will visit Colorado and Arizona-Arizona State between January 15-19. Between January 22-26, the Utes host Washington/Washington State. Between January 29-February 2, the Utes will play at UCLA/Utah. Between February 5-9, the Utes will host California/Stanford. Between February 12-16, the Utes will host Oregon/Oregon State. Between February 19-23, Utah will host UCLA/USC. Between February 26-March 1, the Utes will visit California/Stanford. Between March 4-7, the Utes will host Colorado.Official dates, broadcast networks and tip-off times will be revealed later this summer. Brad James July 22, 2019 /Sports News – Local University of Utah Men’s Basketball Has Pac-12 Season Pairings Announced Tags: broadcast schedules/conference pairings/Pac-12/Utah Men’s Basketball Written bylast_img read more

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ADF Takes Senior Positions in RIMPAC

first_imgRoyal Australian Navy Rear Admiral Simon Cullen is the Deputy Commander of the Combined Task Force, Royal Australian Air Force Air Commodore Chris Westwood is the Combined Forces Air Component Commander and Royal Australian Navy Commodore Peter Leavy is the Expeditionary Strike Group Commander. This is the first time that Australians have been appointed to these command positions.Rear Admiral Cullen said Australia’s appointment to senior positions within the exercise Command structure highlighted the strength of Australia’s alliance with the United States and positive bilateral relationships with other participating nations.“Australia is focusing on increasing bilateral and multilateral cooperation with the US and other regional partners to build deeper regional defence cooperation and foster a strong community built on shared interests,” Rear Admiral Cullen said.“This exercise is a major undertaking which reflects the closeness of our alliance with the United States and the strength of our military relationships with other regional defence partners.Air Commodore Westwood said that being appointed as the Combined Forces Air Component Commander was an honour and a privilege and he was looking forward to the challenge.“The Royal Australian Air Force have four contributing roles in RIMPAC; the Combined Forces Air Component Commander role (my role); a team of about 50 RAAF members in the AOC – those who orchestrate the air campaign; 3 AP-3C Orions contributing directly to the maritime patrol during the anti-submarine warfare phase and a number of 41 Wing Air Combat Officers stationed with the Hawaiian Regional Operations Centre conducting air battle management operations for the exercise.”With 22 nations participating, RIMPAC 2014 will be the biggest iteration of the maritime exercise ever conducted. Participating nations include Australia, Canada, France, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, Singapore, the Philippines, Tonga, UK and the USA. China and Brunei will also take part in RIMPAC this year, for the first time.RIMPAC 14 will conclude on 31 July, after the international Fleet completes an extensive list of warfare and humanitarian disaster relief serials at sea.[mappress]Press Release, July 02, 2014; Image: Australian Navy View post tag: Asia-Pacific View post tag: ADF View post tag: Positions View post tag: Senior The world’s largest naval exercise, Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) was officially opened Monday, 30 June in Hawaii, with three Australian Defence Force officers in senior command positions. July 2, 2014 Authorities View post tag: Navy View post tag: Australiacenter_img View post tag: takes Share this article View post tag: News by topic ADF Takes Senior Positions in RIMPAC View post tag: RIMPAC View post tag: americas View post tag: Naval Back to overview,Home naval-today ADF Takes Senior Positions in RIMPAC last_img read more

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Press release: Bowel screening to start at 50

first_imgThe independent expert screening committee has recommended that bowel cancer screening in England should in future start 10 years earlier at age 50.Currently, men and women, aged 60 to 74, are invited for bowel screening and are sent a home test kit every 2 years to provide stool samples.Following a comprehensive review of the evidence, the committee recommends that screening should be offered from aged 50 to 74 using the faecal immunochemical home test kit (FIT).The evidence shows that screening people at a younger age would enable more bowel cancers to be picked up at an earlier stage, where treatment is likely to be more effective and survival chances improved.Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, and Public Health Minister, Steve Brine, have today agreed the recommendations. NHS England and Public Health England will now consider how to transition towards lowering the screening age as part of the NHS Long Term Plan.FIT is a new test due to be rolled out into the national bowel screening programme in the autumn and will initially be offered every 2 years to men and women at the current age range of 60 to 74. FIT is easier to use than the current test and is more accurate in detecting potential cancers. The latest recommendations will not delay the roll out of FIT, which is a priority.The current bowel screening programme has a complementary procedure, bowel scope, also known as flexible sigmoidoscopy, which is a one-off test offered to men and women at 55. The committee recommends maintaining bowel scope screening in England, where it is currently rolled out until FIT is offered to the same age group.Professor Anne Mackie, Director of Screening at Public Health England, said: The risk of bowel cancer rises steeply from around age 50 to 54 and rates are significantly higher among males than females. Starting screening ten years earlier at 50 will help spot more abnormalities at an early stage that could develop into bowel cancer if not detected. The committee recognises that this change will take time but wants the FIT test to be offered to all aged 60 and over as soon as possible, and options considered for a roll out plan where screening can be offered at 55 and eventually to all aged 50 – ensuring we have the best bowel screening programme possible. The committee also looked at screening for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which is a group of lung conditions, including emphysema, that cause breathing difficulties. It recommended that screening should not be offered for a number of reasons, including a lack of evidence that the impact of screening for COPD would have on smoking cessation.As part of a regular review process, these recommendations will be looked at again in 3 years – or earlier if significant new evidence becomes available.The latest screening recommendations were made at the UK NSC’s meeting on 29 June 2018, the minutes of which are published today (10 August 2018).BackgroundThis press release is issued on behalf of the UK NSC, an independent organisation, by Public Health England. Public Health England press office Detailed summaries of the recommendations for all of the conditions mentioned can be found online. Wellington House 133-155 Waterloo RoadLondonSE1 8UG We are determined to make our cancer survival rates the best in the world. With the roll out of FIT as a new bowel screening test from the autumn – a much more convenient and reliable test – we have a real opportunity to reshape our bowel screening programme and potentially detect the stages of bowel cancer much earlier. We are now considering opportunities and taking expert advice on how a sustainable, optimal bowel cancer screening programme starting at age 50 can work in the future. The UK National Screening Committee is independent of, but supported by, Public Health England.center_img Out of hours 020 8200 4400 Telephone 020 7654 8400 Simon Stevens, Chief Executive of NHS England, said: These important recommendations will be carefully considered in the NHS Long Term Plan, which will set out ambitious improvements in cancer prevention and care for the decade ahead. Public Health Minister, Steve Brine said: Email [email protected]last_img read more

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Trey Anastasio Establishes Tortola Relief Fund, Pens Touching Tribute, Shares Recent Recordings

first_imgIt’s been a week of tragedy for those in the way of Hurricane Irma, the enormously powerful storm that caused widespread and catastrophic damage throughout its now two-week lifetime, particularly in parts of the northeastern Caribbean. Of the many places affected is Tortola in the British Virgin Islands, which was struck by Irma as a Category 5 hurricane, leaving irreparable damage. Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio took to his Facebook to address the disaster, establishing a Tortola Relief Fund which will be focused on helping the people of Tortola rebuild their island. Phish’s WaterWheel Foundation will match donations to this fund, so please donate here. Trey has been visiting the island since 1992 with his family, and recounts the important career-shaping memories that took place there. In addition to the heartfelt stories, Anastasio shares a few recordings that he made while practicing for his first acoustic shows while there this past winter. Click to listen to “Brian And Robert,” “Strange Design,” and “Love Is What We Are.”“I love Tortola. I’ve written so many songs there. It’s where I’ve gone in the winter to slow down, write, and to bring new song ideas to completion. Songs that were born as little germs of ideas elsewhere, often were crafted and came to life in Tortola,” writes Trey.He continues, “The bulk of ‘Mercury’ was written while sitting by the water in Tortola. Recently ‘Breath and Burning,’ ‘Tide Turns,’ and ‘More’ were all written there. Loads of older songs were written there, too many to name, dating all the way back to the early 90’s.. I remember writing the melody for ‘Lifeboy’ while walking with my little travel guitar in the hot sun on that first trip in 1992. I can still hear the pace of the island in that guitar riff.”Donate to the Tortola Relief Fund, and read the full message below:As of now, and following a successful run of summer dates, Phish has no upcoming scheduled dates.last_img read more

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Professor contests O’ Reilly’s portrayal

first_imgOn the Oct. 2 show of “The O’Reilly Factor” on Fox News, host Bill O’Reilly butted heads with Notre Dame theology professor Candida Moss over her critical review of his bestselling book, “Killing Jesus,” in The Daily Beast. The segment introduced Moss as a theology professor who argued that Jesus was a socialist. “But here’s the thing: I’ve never argued that Jesus was a socialist,” Moss told The Observer earlier this week. “Then they pulled this tweet that I had re-tweeted from someone else, and they wanted me to defend it.” Moss said she regularly writes for The Daily Beast, using humor to “inject humility into the conversation.” She said her review of “Killing Jesus” mostly criticized O’Reilly’s historical methodology. “He does a really fantastic job of incorporating details from Roman history and contemporaneous events into his account, but it’s really a novel,” Moss said. “He doesn’t know what Herod is thinking when Herod is looking through a window. And he doesn’t really take a critical view of the gospels.” Moss said she also criticized some smaller factual errors, such as misinformation about the ancient Palestinian tax structure and Jesus’ position towards caring for the poor. The content of the pre-interview in preparation for the segment didn’t relate to the content of the actual interview, Moss said. “They asked me what I thought about Bill [O’Reilly] and the Holy Spirit, they asked me some of the details of the review about the book, they asked me about ObamaCare,” she said. “Then they did mention that they would ask me about the sentence [in my review] about Jesus providing free healthcare. that did make it into the televised interview.” This was the sentence: “There’s no mention of the free health care offered by Jesus and his followers or the insistence that the wealthy give away their possessions.” This wasn’t Moss’ first foray into television, having worked on segments for CBS News and National Geographic, but it was the first time she met O’Reilly. “It was an intimidating situation, and it didn’t help that I had written a critical review. I would say I have seen him be more antagonistic,” she said. “For Bill O’Reilly audiences, once you put the word ‘socialist’ on the screen, I probably didn’t have much of a shot.” Moss said she has received mixed reviews of her performance on the show. “I’ve gotten a lot of strongly-worded emails, and I think that’s evidence that a lot of people care about this subject,” she said. “I’ve gotten some supportive emails, though, and seeing what people are saying tol[O’Reilly], I can’t really complain about the things they are saying about it. “It’s not just me; it’s insight into what’s it like if you have a public voice on something as controversial as religion” I try not to Google myself.” Moss, who studied at the University of Oxford for her undergraduate years and did her graduate studies at Yale University, will fly back to New York today to continue coverage with Fox News. “[O’Reilly] did give me the last word. And he doesn’t always do that,” she said. “I think that if someone had written a negative review of my book, I would have been more antagonistic toward them.” Moss said a lot of her criticism would not have been necessary if O’Reilly had categorized his book as a historical fiction novel. “It’s really well-written, it’s really an engaging read,” she said. “If you wanted someone who has a right-wing political figure to write you a historical imagination of Jesus, this would be the book to read. If you wanted to read about the historical Jesus, I would recommend John Meier’s ‘A Marginal Jew.’” Contact Meghan Thomassen at [email protected]last_img read more

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Better melons

first_imgBy George BoyhanUniversity of GeorgiaWatermelons are still a summer favorite, and Georgia is still oneof the nation’s top producers. With summer right around thecorner, look for some new watermelons on the market. They’ll costmore. But they’ll be worth it.Melons come in many shapes and sizes, and seed companies keepcoming up with new varieties.One way seed companies have spurred new demand is by developingseedless varieties. Seedless watermelons aren’t really seedless.But the seeds don’t develop completely. They remain soft andedible.More recently, larger seedless melons in the elongated 20- to25-pound class have been released. These long melons will oftenhave a dark rind with a narrow, light green or yellow stripe.Often called an Allsweet type, these larger seedless melonsshould quickly become a favorite with shoppers.Smaller, tooSmall watermelons (less than 10 pounds) have been around for manyyears, too. They’ve often been sold in roadside and localmarkets. They come with names like Sugar Baby, Minilee andMickilee.These small melons were called icebox types because they couldfit in a refrigerator. Recently, seed companies have beenoffering something called personal melons. These new small melonshave the added benefit of being seedless.The personal melons don’t generally produce as well as largermelons, so farmers are reluctant to grow them. After all, they’repaid by weight.The seed companies have overcome this, though, by contractingwith farmers to grow them. They’re handling marketing and salesdirectly as well.To know how seedless watermelons are grown, you need tounderstand basic genetics.ChromosomesAll higher organisms start out with two complementary pairs ofchromosomes. During reproduction, the number is halved to one, soit can mate with a complementary chromosome. This is calledsexual reproduction. It’s essentially the same in all higherorganisms.In watermelons, it’s possible to double the number of chromosomesfrom one pair to two pairs, or four chromosomes. Duringreproduction, halving the chromosomes leaves two instead of one.When this is mated with a normal watermelon, the resulting seedshave three sets of chromosomes.Growers plant these seeds, and when the plants are pollenized,the reproductive cells have one and a half chromosomes, whicharen’t capable of mating properly with the one chromosome fromthe normal pollen. So the seeds then never develop.TriploidsThese seedless varieties are properly called triploids. Triploidwatermelons have been around for years, usually as small, roundmelons in the 10- to 20-pound range.A watermelon innovation that won’t affect shoppers directly ishow triploids are grown. Triploid melons don’t produce viablepollen, so up to one-third of a field has to be planted withnormal watermelons to have pollen available for the triploids togrow.Seed companies are working on pollenizer plants that are smallenough to be interplanted in a field. This means a grower canhave an entire field planted to triploids and get dramaticallymore of these popular melons.One-third of Georgia farmers’ vegetable acreage is used to growwatermelons. There are still plenty of the traditional, seededmelons. But if the new seedless types appeal to you, look forthem as summer arrives.(George Boyhan is an Extension Service horticulturist with theUniversity of Georgia College of Agricultural and EnvironmentalSciences.)last_img read more

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Virginia is for Adventure Lovers Giveaway!

first_imgThis contest is complete.Rules and Regulations: Package must be redeemed within 1 year of winning date. Entries must be received by mail or through the www.blueridgeoutdoors.com contest sign-up page by 12:00 Midnight EST on June 15th, 2015. One entry per person. One winner per household. Sweepstakes open only to legal residents of the 48 contiguous United States and the District of Columbia, who are 18 years of age or older. Void wherever prohibited by law. Families and employees of Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine and participating sponsors are not eligible. No liability is assumed for lost, late, incomplete, inaccurate, non-delivered or misdirected mail, or misdirected e-mail, garbled, mistranscribed, faulty or incomplete telephone transmissions, for technical hardware or software failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connection, or failed, incomplete or delayed computer transmission or any human error which may occur in the receipt of processing of the entries in this Sweepstakes. By entering the sweepstakes, entrants agree that Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine reserve the right to contact entrants multiple times with special information and offers. Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine reserves the right, at their sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes. Winners agree that Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine and participating sponsors, their subsidiaries, affiliates, agents and promotion agencies shall not be liable for injuries or losses of any kind resulting from acceptance of or use of prizes. No substitutions or redemption of cash, or transfer of prize permitted. Any taxes associated with winning any of the prizes detailed below will be paid by the winner. Winners agree to allow sponsors to use their name and pictures for purposes of promotion. Sponsors reserve the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. All Federal, State and local laws and regulations apply. Selection of winner will be chosen at random at the Blue Ridge Outdoors office on or before June 15th, 6:00 PM EST 2015. Winners will be contacted by the information they provided in the contest sign-up field and have 7 days to claim their prize before another winner will be picked. Odds of winning will be determined by the total number of eligible entries received.last_img read more

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Wilfried Zaha posts cryptic message amid Arsenal transfer rumours

first_img Coming Next About Connatix V67539 Video Settings Comment PLAY Read More Read More Skip Ad 1 min. story Wilfried Zaha posts cryptic message amid Arsenal transfer rumours Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Advertisement Manchester United captain Harry Maguire / Zaha therefore looks destined to be denied his move to north London and the forward’s cryptically suggested his chances are over in his latest social media post.‘Life goes on’ wrote Zaha.Arsenal have not given up hope of signing the former Manchester United winger but their attempts to compensate for a smaller transfer fee by offering a string of players in exchange to Palace was rejected out of hand.The Gunners were willing to part with Carl Jenksinon, Mohamed Elneny and Calum Chambers as well as paying a fee roughly in the region of £40m but Palace were not interested.The Eagles raised £55m by selling Aaron Wan-Bissaka to United and are under no financial pressure to sell Zaha.Arsenal are desperate to land Zaha this summer due to a lack of competition for his services from rival clubs.Manchester City and Liverpool are not interested, while Chelsea are currently serving a two-window transfer ban. Zaha would not consider a move back to Old Trafford and Spurs cannot afford the winger having forked out a club record fee for Tanguy Ndombele.MORE: David De Gea set to sign new £375,000-a-week Manchester United dealcenter_img Read More Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Skip Full Screen SPONSORED Read More Top articles by Metro 1/1 Read More Metro Sport ReporterMonday 15 Jul 2019 11:40 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link814Shares Wilfried Zaha is keen on a move to Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha has appeared to address the rumours surrounding his future at the club with a cryptic post on his Instagram page.The Ivory Coast international is believed to be keen on a move to Arsenal but the Gunners’ £40m valuation of the forward is considerably short of Palace’s £80m asking price.Zaha signalled his intention to leave the Eagles at the end of last season in order to play in the Champions League but he’s willing to compromise with a move to Arsenal as he was a boyhood Gunner.However, Unai Emery has been handed just £45m to spend this summer and Arsenal’s move for Zaha looks dead in the water unless they can offload a prised asset to raise funds.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT Advertisementlast_img read more

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Mansion could crack Gold Coast property record

first_img7-13 King Arthur Drive, Sovereign Islands.“The home is packed with German technology and the owner has imported most of it, if not everything, from around the world such as the Venetian Murano glass, the Italian-imported timber balustrade and the Botticino marble floors. 7-13 King Arthur Drive features a spine-style staircase The stunning Sovereign Islands property at 7-13 King Arthurs Court spans across four blocks totalling 4000sq m and took three years to build. It is one of the Gold Coast’s largest waterfront homes and comes complete with a $500,000 front door, bulletproof bedroom and steel-spine design staircase.Home to German super yacht builder Klaus Lilischkies and his wife Leigh, the mammoth property is on the market for the first time since the couple built it 16 years ago. 24ct gold features in the pool tiles“The doors are worth half-a-million and are Antoni Goudi inspired. They are made from 100 per cent Murano glass. “The staircase itself was designed and built in Italy and then shipped here in one go.” 7-13 King Arthur Drive, Sovereign Islands.THE front door of this mega mansion is about the same price as a four-bedroom home on the Gold Coast — and that’s just the beginning of the pricey features.The sprawling mansion comes with a price tag of more than $30 million and if it sells would crack the highest sale ever on the Gold Coast. The city record stands at $27 million, paid in 2008 by later-failed internet whiz Daniel Tzvetkoff to BreakFree founder Tony Smith for an uncompleted mansion in Hedges Ave. 7-13 King Arthur Drive, Sovereign Islands.Mr Arthur said the mansion’s German owner uses the property as a holiday home when he isn’t in Europe building yachts for the rich and famous.“He is a very private man and he does a lot of work for the world’s elite.” Mr Arthur said the bulletproof bedroom catered for the owners’ privacy. The doors are worth half-a-millionMore from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North5 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoThe home, called Chateau De Reves, has 24-carat gold in the pool tiles, two kitchens, seven-bedrooms and a 9sq m wardrobe for shoes only.Serviced with a lift the mansion also has a 14-car basement garage, full-size tennis court, spa and Turkish steam room. 7-13 King Arthur Drive, Sovereign Islands.Mr Lilischkies bought the block in 1996 for $1.976 million before importing luxurious interiors from Europe. Sotheby’s Queensland CEO Paul Arthur said the home was worth more than $30 million.“It has been on the market for three days and we have already had interested buyers from London and the Middle East,” Mr Arthur said. “Currently the price is negotiable but it is one of the most expensive homes on the Gold Coast. It would cost an excess of $30 million to rebuild something like this.” last_img read more

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IDHS plans ‘The Great Central U.S. ShakeOut’ this month

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — The Great Central U.S. ShakeOut will be held in October, and the Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) encourages Hoosiers to participate in this drill promoting earthquake safety preparation and awareness.The ShakeOut, 10:18 a.m. on October 18, allows citizens to practice proper safety measures in the event of an earthquake, and participating is simple and only takes a few minutes. Here’s how it works: at 10:18 a.m. on October 18, participants should drop to the ground, take cover under a sturdy table or desk and hold on as if a major earthquake were happening.Hoosiers face a serious threat of earthquakes along the New Madrid Seismic Zone, located 180 miles southwest of Evansville, and the Wabash Valley Seismic Zone, which encompasses parts of southeastern Illinois and southwestern Indiana.“Earthquake preparedness is extremely important here in Indiana, because a large portion of our citizens are unaware of how close we are to the two seismic zones,” said Allison Curry, natural hazards planning manager for IDHS. “It’s crucial for us to continue educating the public, as well as our emergency personnel, so they are prepared when this day comes. It’s not a question of ‘if’ it will happen again, it’s ‘when’.”Leading up to the ShakeOut, Hoosiers can check houses, workplaces or schools for potential earthquake hazards and create a preparedness kit that can be used for a variety of situations, not just earthquakes. Preparedness kits include water and food for all household members, an all-hazard weather radio, first-aid supplies, flashlights and batteries, medication, items for pets and extra clothing. For information on preparedness kits and emergency preparedness, visit GetPrepared.in.gov.To learn more about how individuals, families or organizations can participate in the 2018 Great Central U.S. ShakeOut and to register, visit shakeout.org/centralus. Registration is free and open to everyone.The ShakeOut is the largest earthquake drill in the central United States, and it’s led by local emergency management agencies, IDHS, the Indiana Geological Survey, the Indiana Department of Education, the Central United States Earthquake Consortium, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Geological Survey.More than 1.8 million people in the central U.S. region have registered so far, and Indiana currently has more than 328,000 registrants. Other states participating include Alabama, Arkansas, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma and Tennessee. Last year, more than 570,000 Hoosiers registered for the drill.last_img read more

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