Scoreboard roundup — 9/16/20

first_imgSeptember 17, 2020 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 9/16/20 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStockBy ABC News(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Wednesday’s sports events:MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLINTERLEAGUEWashington 4, Tampa Bay 2Oakland 3, Colorado 1Baltimore 5, Atlanta 1Miami 8, Boston 4Chi Cubs 3, Cleveland 2Arizona 9, LA Angels 6San Francisco 9, Seattle 3San Francisco at Seattle (Postponed)AMERICAN LEAGUEKansas City 4, Detroit 0N.Y Yankees 13, Toronto 2Texas 1, Houston 0Minnesota 5, Chi White Sox 1NATIONAL LEAGUESt. Louis 4, Milwaukee 2LA Dodgers 7, San Diego 5Cincinnati 1, Pittsburgh 0Milwaukee 6, St. Louis 0NY Mets 5, Philadelphia 4MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCERFC Dallas 4, Colorado 1Vancouver 3, Montreal 1Portland 1, San Jose 1 (Tie)Miami at New York City FC (Canceled)Colorado at Nashville (Canceled)Los Angeles FC at Houston (Canceled)San Jose at Seattle (Canceled)Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Written bycenter_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

USA: San Antonio Starts Out to Complete Second Half of Sea Trials

first_img View post tag: Half View post tag: Naval Training & Education View post tag: San Antonio View post tag: News by topic USA: San Antonio Starts Out to Complete Second Half of Sea Trials View post tag: trials View post tag: Starts Out The amphibious transport dock San Antonio set sail today to complete the second half of its two-part series of sea trials…By Lauren King (Hamptonroads)[mappress]Source: Hamptonroads, June 8, 2011; View post tag: sea View post tag: usa June 8, 2011 View post tag: Second View post tag: Navy View post tag: complete Back to overview,Home naval-today USA: San Antonio Starts Out to Complete Second Half of Sea Trials Share this articlelast_img read more

USI Board of Trustees Approves New Degree In Statistics, Reviews Campus Master Plan

first_imgAt its regular meeting on Thursday, March 1, the University of Southern Indiana Board of Trustees approved a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science in Statistics degree program to be offered through the Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education. The proposed degree program moves next to the Indiana Commission for Higher Education for approval.The proposed program will support the Pott College’s commitment to prepare individuals with rigorous and diverse experiences, both within the program and across the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. Students pursuing degrees in mathematics, computer science, social science, or other programs may complement their degrees with coursework or a second major in statistics.The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates statisticians will be the ninth fastest growing occupation in the 10-year period from 2014 to 2024 with an estimated growth rate of 34 percent. Similarly, the Indiana Department of Workforce Development’s Occupational Demand Report estimates that there will be a 39 percent increase in the need for statisticians in Indiana across the same period. This ranks as the fourth largest change in the state, and the third largest change among occupations requiring a college degree.In other business, the USI Board of Trustees heard a report on the new 10-year campus master plan from SmithGroupJJR, the lead consultants on the planning team. The plan, a result of a 12-month process beginning in January 2017, ensures that near-term physical projects align with long-term goals and strategic plans.The board also approved retirements, including those of Dr. Linda L. M. Bennett, president, and Cindy Brinker, vice president for Government and University Relations. The conferral of degrees was approved for the spring 2018 Commencement Exercises on Friday, April 27 and Saturday, April 28.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Puerto Rican Families in Evansville Seek Relief

first_imgCHANNEL 44 NEWS: Puerto Rican Families in Evansville Seek ReliefOCTOBER 17TH, 2017  MELANIE ZAYAS EVANSVILLE, INDIANA Since the tragic devastation from Hurricane Maria, many Puerto Rican families have been experiencing the toll of the aftermath. In Evansville, various organizations including HOLA and the Latino Chamber Alliance are joining forces to spread awareness around the area. Cindy Borrero of Evansville says she grew up in Puerto Rico and still has family living on the island. For weeks, Cindy has been working on getting a generator for her grandparents. They still have limited food and no running water. She says, “I feel like we need to remember that in Puerto Rico, there is still a lot of work that needs to be done on the island. A lot of people are suffering and a lot of people are dying. We have an entire island full of U.S. citizens that have no food or water.”HOLA has plans to host a 5k walk to help with the relief effort. It is set for November 19th at Wesselman Park. HOLA members hope to see a lot people there supporting those in need.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare last_img read more

Museum Exhibit Celebrates Ocean City’s Black History

first_imgJeff McGranahan, executive director of the Ocean City Historical Museum, prepares a dress that will be on display in the black history exhibit opening Feb. 12. By Donald WittkowskiOcean City’s founding as a Christian seashore retreat by four Methodist ministers in 1879 has been chronicled countless times by historians and journalists.Not nearly as well known in local history is that the first black family arrived just six years later to find work in the beach town’s fledging hospitality industry, said Jeff McGranahan, executive director of the Ocean City Historical Museum.Now, the museum and a local organization whose name is inspired by a pivotal event in black history are collaborating on a new exhibit opening Feb. 12 that traces the deep roots of Ocean City’s African American community.Brittany Battle, a leader of the Ocean City Juneteenth Organization, said the exhibit will help fill in a “gap” in local black history by recognizing the contributions of African American families.Battle, of Ocean City, appeared before City Council on Thursday night to promote the exhibit and describe the charitable efforts of the Juneteenth Organization, which was founded by her and two other former Ocean City High School graduates, Takiya Wilson and Joshua Baker.Their group is named after the celebration of Juneteenth, which marks the day that slaves in Texas finally learned of their freedom on June 19, 1865, more than two years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation.Brittany Battle, a founding member of the Ocean City Juneteenth Organization, appears before City Council to discuss her group’s involvement in the new exhibit.Council members praised the Juneteenth Organization for its charity work and efforts to raise awareness of local black history.In December, the organization sponsored a holiday drive and day of service to collect clothing, toiletries and other items that were donated to homeless shelters in Atlantic City. In addition to teaming up with the museum for the black history exhibit, it is planning the second annual Juneteenth Celebration and Brunch on June 16 at Ocean City High School.“They’re doing great things,” Councilman Antwan McClellan said. “I think this is a great project.”Councilman Keith Hartzell said the museum’s new exhibit will recognize the many achievements of the African American community that have been unintentionally “overlooked.” “I’m thrilled to see more of that will get out,” Hartzell said.In an interview after the Council meeting, Battle explained that up to this point, there was “really nothing” in the museum that chronicled local black history, other than a few photos of African American churches.She said the new exhibit will build on the efforts of the Juneteenth Organization to help local children understand the contributions of older African Americans.Titled “The Seasons of Life: The African American Community in Ocean City,” the exhibit will open Feb. 12 and run through March 31. To celebrate the exhibit, the museum will hold an open house, free to the public, on Feb. 23 from 7-8:30 p.m.Clothing and other artifacts donated by local African American families will be featured in the exhibit.The exhibit will share artifacts, images and stories about the lives of Ocean City’s black families “through the lens” of the four seasons of the year, according to a museum press release.Spring will focus on the importance of the churches in African American life. Summer will look at how black families came to Ocean City in search of jobs and economic opportunities in the resort’s hotels and restaurants.Fall will shine the spotlight on Ocean City’s Elks Lodge. Winter will examine the ways black families endured the long, slow days of Ocean City’s off-season and how they created their own economic opportunities.In addition, the exhibit will detail the founding and growth of the black community beginning in the late 1880s, McGranahan said.“So many of the African Americans came to Ocean City when the hotel industry became big,” he said. “They worked in the hotels, in the service industry and the restaurants.”The exhibit is being stocked with clothing, photos and an array of other artifacts collected from local black families, McGranahan noted.For more information about the exhibit, call the Ocean City Historical Museum at (609) 399-1801 or visit www.ocnjmuseum.org. For more information about the Juneteenth Organization, visit www.ocnjjuneteenth.jimdo.com.last_img read more

Summer Camp Announces Late Nights With Umphrey’s McGee, moe., STS9

first_imgSummer Camp Music Festival has announced its first round of late night shows, which are slated to take place each night in the fest’s Red Barn. Umphrey’s McGee will hold down one of the late night slots on Thursday, May 24th, while moe. will take over on Friday, May 25th. STS9 will head to the Red Barn on Saturday, May 6th, and Diplo will perform on Sunday, May 27th. A second act will also be added to the bill for each night. As usual, Summer Camp’s late night shows will require an additional ticket, so fans need to act fast to ensure they get their spots at the shows. Summer Camp’s late night shows will follow the event’s regular programming. This year’s gathering will once again feature three nights of Umphrey’s McGee and three nights of moe. as well as sets from Phil Lesh and Terrapin Family Band, Diplo, Slightly Stoopid, STS9, Tipper, RL Grime, Greensky Bluegrass, Action Bronson, Papadosio, Twiddle, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Gusters, Brandon “Taz” Niederauer, and many more.Tickets for Summer Camp’s late night shows will go on sale at a later date. However, fans can guarantee admission to the late nights by purchasing one of the festival’s VIP Upgrade Packages (on sale this Friday, March 9th at noon CT). General Admission tickets to Summer Camp are currently one sale.last_img read more

Cosby, Comcast, and credit unions: The biggest brand debacles of 2015

first_img 17SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr There was no shortage of brand debacles in 2015, and the year isn’t even over yet! From McDonalds, to Bill Cosby there are brand lessons abound for Credit Unions to follow the age old advice of “learn from someone else’s mistakes.”For example, with the reboot of the creepy Hamburglar and abrupt cancellation of the “Lovin’ Beats Hatin” campaign McDonalds is learning that you can’t fix a product problem with polished marketing. Often credit unions have turned to my team for marketing assistance, only to be disappointed to find that they don’t have a marketing problem, they have much larger issues that range from unmotivated and untrained loan officers to dysfunction and confusion in the C-Suite. There’s no amount of marketing that can fix those problems, and our team isn’t willing to accept money to do the impossible.Bill Cosby’s personal brand was among the most valuable in Hollywood, landing him in 2011 a spot in the Advertising Hall of Fame. We all know what happened to the former “Amercia’s Dad” this year. Cosby learned that just because you think you got away with it doesn’t mean it won’t come back to bite you at some point. Sometimes we think our credit union can get away with skimping on member service or pulling a fast one with banking porn (attractive offers that lure people in, only to disappoint.) While neither instance is as serious as the stunts that Cosby pulled, they can be and at some point will be fatal to your brand. continue reading »last_img read more

Five bed mountain view home set to go under the hammer

first_img80 Hawkwood St, Mt Gravatt East.DESIGNED to capture 180-degree mountain views from its elevated block, this Brisbane home will go under the hammer this weekend.The five bedroom, three bathroom, double garage home at 80 Hawkwood St, Mt Gravatt East, has a ground-floor entry featuring rich timber finishes, which contrast with polished porcelain tiles inside. More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home4 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor4 hours ago80 Hawkwood St, Mt Gravatt East.Near the front door, timber stairs with a glass balustrade and under-stair storage lead up to the first floor of the residence, which has a bathroom and three more bedrooms, including two with built-in wardrobes.The main bedroom has walk-in wardrobe and marble ensuite with a double vanity and freestanding bathtub. Its private Juliet balcony has views to the street and distant mountains. The upper level of the house focuses on stylish open-plan living with 2.7m-high ceilings, solid timber floors and large windows with blinds. To the rear, dining and rumpus rooms adjoin a kitchen with a stone island benchtop, butler’s pantry, pendant lighting, streamline cabinetry and stainless steel cooktop. 80 Hawkwood St, Mt Gravatt East.Stacking glass doors open this space out onto a covered timber patio and back yard.Along with camera-controlled entry and reverse-cycled ducted air conditioning, the residence has multiple storage options including the lockable two-car garage.It enjoys a sought-after location about 9km from the Brisbane CBD, and it is also an easy walk from Chester Park Reserve and Mt Gravatt Plaza. The Mt Gravatt Lookout walking trails and restaurants are a short drive away. 80 Hawkwood St, Mt Gravatt East.The lower level leads from the main entry into a spacious family room with a ceiling fan, down lighting, an extra store room and sliding glass doors to the side of the house.At the rear of the floor, two bedrooms with built-in wardrobes sit side-by-side and share an elegant bathroom with marble tiles. A nearby laundry has access to an outdoor drying courtyard. 80 Hawkwood St, Mt Gravatt East.Ray White Bulimba agent Mark Diamond said the property was an architectural success on every level, with an innovative design and picturesque leafy outlook.“Boasting a stylish and practical floor plan, you will immediately feel at home in this beautifully maintained two-storey residence,” Mr Diamond said. The home will be open for inspection 1.30pm (Saturday June 17) with the auction beginning on site at 2pm.last_img read more

Extra capacity to Richards Bay at lower cost

first_imgINTRO: Spoornet’s coal exports are set to grow – if costs are cut to beat competition. While extra substations are going in, the target of 65 million tonnes a year will mainly be achieved through more efficient operationsBYLINE: Philip van HeerdenSenior Manager (Planning)SpoornetBYLINE: Dave BudlerSenior Manager (Strategic Planning)Excoal, SpoornetSOUTH AFRICA’S premier coal export line serving the purpose built deep water port at Richards Bay was inaugurated on April 1 1976. At the time construction of the line was authorised in 1971, it formed part of a plan to ship 109 million tonnes of coal from the Witbank mines over a 12 year period.Design capacity at opening was 21million tonnes a year. Diesel operation had been envisaged for the first few years, but electrification was brought forward as a result of the 1973 oil crisis and completed soon after the line opened. Over the intervening period, successive stages of upgrading have taken place to increase capacity, and 58·3 million tonnes was hauled in 1995. In 1996 the tonnage of coal moved fell slightly to 58·1million. The current target for 1997 is 62 million tonnes.Heavy haul on narrow gaugeThe Richards Bay line forms part of Spoornet’s 1065mm gauge national network, but qualifies as a heavy haul line in its own right. It is the increased worldwide demand for steam coal that has driven up throughput, requiring continual increases in capacity.The challenge facing Spoornet’s planners is to anticipate how the demand for capacity is going to change in future, so that management can implement timely adjustments while taking into account the long life of capital assets.In a highly competitive market for coal, high tonnages will only be sustained if transport costs are reduced, so any further increase in capacity has to minimise investment in new infrastructure and rolling stock. The answer lies in tightening up operations.Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT) is the company which owns and operates the coal terminal at the port; its shareholders are the coal mining groups. RBCT co-ordinates the tonnage exported through the terminal from the various mines in the group in accordance with the particular RBCT shareholder’s entitlement.The mines load the trains, generally by means of rapid loaders, although low volume mines use front-end loaders and similar equipment. RBCT is responsible for unloading the trains at the port using rotary dumpers, with the wagons still coupled.The present understanding is that Spoornet should be capable of handling a maximum of 65million tonnes a year, but the actual annual capacity which RBCT requires is negotiated a year in advance. This arrangement, though necessary for practical reasons, causes some difficulties for both parties.The RBCT shareholders need to conclude their contracts in advance and to anticipate market opportunities. Ideally, they want to ship coal to the port at short notice according to demand. On the other hand, Spoornet requires a regular flow of traffic for maximum utilisation of its capital-intensive assets. To acquire additional rolling stock or change the railway infrastructure requires long lead times. RBCT shareholders suffer financially if they do not fulfil their contractual supply obligations, or lose opportunities because they cannot respond quickly to new market demands. Spoornet faces additional costs if it over-capitalises, and cannot generate adequate returns over the long investment life of its assets, typically 30 years.Because of the long lead time to increase railway capacity (both in terms of infrastructure and rolling stock), Spoornet’s planners must look beyond the current understanding with the mine owners, and need a long-term perspective. This means understanding the long-term world demand for coal, and its price; the extent of economically mineable South African reserves; and the role of rail transport in the supply chain.Present capacityThe coal line runs from Blackhill (the furthest mine) to the coal terminal in Richards Bay, a distance of 580 km. The sections from Vryheid to Richards Bay (212 km) and Ermelo to Broodsnyersplaas (93 km) were newly constructed in 1971-76, with heavy upgrading to ease gradients and curvature between Ermelo and Vryheid. Because there was already 3 kV DC electrification in the area, the Blackhill – Ermelo section is at this voltage. From Ermelo to Richards Bay 25 kV 50Hz AC is used. This was the first application of 25 kV AC electrification in South Africa, although the new Sishen to Saldahna Bay iron ore line was being electrified at 50 kV at about the same time.Initially, coal was transported in wagons with a payload of 58 tonnes and an axleload of 20 tonnes. As the line was upgraded, wagons with an axleload of 26 tonnes and a payload of 84 tonnes were introduced to reduce unit costs.Over the DC section between Blackhill and Ermelo, trains are run in lengths of 100 wagons, but over the AC section from Ermelo to Richards Bay they are combined into 200 wagon lengths.Between Ermelo and Richards Bay, the minimum headway is 30min which equates to a theoretical maximum of 48 trains per day in each direction. Presently, some 11 to 12 loaded coal trains of 200 wagons are run daily, together with a further 12 trains of general traffic – half the theoretical maximum. Allowing for paths lost due to track maintenance, malfunctions and operating delays, sufficient reserve capacity remains to meet anticipated increases in coal export tonnage.Between Blackhill and Ermelo a similar situation exists in that there is no immediate requirement for an increase in line capacity.Extra powerFour new AC substations are being installed which will increase overhead line capacity on the Ermelo – Richards Bay section to about 72million tonnes a year during the course of 1997. The sites for the substations, with a combined rating of 80 MW, were selected after careful analysis in order to limit investment to essential requirements only.Because of the large incremental increases which new substations provide, the target of 65million tonnes a year required in terms of Spoornet’s obligation was unavoidably exceeded. Additional DC substations were installed on the Blackhill – Ermelo section during 1996, giving a capacity slightly in excess of 65million tonnes a year.Locos and wagonsThe locomotive fleet comprises AC units from Class 11E (3900 kW), Class 7E-1 (3000 kW) and Class 7E-3 (3000 kW). Class 10E-1 locos of 3090 kW are used on the DC section. The capacity of the combined fleet meets the 65million tonnes a year requirement.CCL and CCR wagons are used for coal exports; CCR denotes a braking system upgrade. The earlier CCL-1 and CCL-3 types were designed for 20 tonne axleloads and are known collectively as ’smalls’; they are now used at mines with axleload limitations, and can be redeployed for domestic coal traffic as the Richards Bay fleet is augmented with newer rolling stock. Later designs (CCL/CCR-5 to CCL/CCR-9) with an increased payload and a 26 tonne axleload are known collectively as ’jumbos’. New coal wagons are exclusively of this type to reduce unit transportation costs. The capacity of the current export fleet is 61 to 62million tonnes a year, which can accommodate peaks in the presently-agreed export tempo. Further capacity increases can be provided either by building more wagons, or decreasing the current average turnaround time of the fleet.Predicting future capacityInvestments in railway infrastructure and rolling stock need to be governed by two primary considerations:last_img read more

More buyers keen to downsize but stay in the suburb they love

first_img V Clayfield has some stylish bathrooms with the development. V Clayfield features eight apartments priced between $1.2 million to $1.65 million.Developer Godfrey Esmonde of Holm Developments said one apartment had sold each week since completion a month ago.Having grown up in Clayfield, Mr Esmonde said he knew the area well.“We saw the site and a unique opportunity,” he said. “There was a gap in the market. Everyone is looking to downsize and wanting a premium product.”Mr Esmonde said the buyers, all owner-occupiers, already lived within a 1.5km radius of the development.“This means residents from Clayfield won’t have to go to New Farm or Hamilton to find a decent-sized space,” he said. V Clayfield features eight apartments priced between $1.2 million to $1.65 million.Clayfield buyers looking to downsize yet reluctant to leave the inner-north suburb they love have shown a keen interest in a boutique development.Holm Developments and DeMartini Fletcher Property Development have joined forces to set a new tone in the Clayfield area with the construction of V Clayfield.V Clayfield includes eight spacious three-bedroom apartments, each with expansive balconies to take in the views. Four of the eight units have already sold and Ray White New Farm real estate agent Tom Lyne said nothing like it had been built in Clayfield.“It’s ready to move in and it gives local downsizers the opportunity to remain in their suburb but upscale on their lifestyle,” he said. V CLAYFIELDcenter_img The expansive kitchen area at V Clayfield.V Clayfield’s design is unlike any other property in the area and has 10m-wide apartments with a choice of city or northern suburb views. “In terms of design one of the stand-out features is the width of the apartment, which gives a large open-plan living area and is a wider size than most of the units available in the area,’’ Mr Esmonde said. “We had the choice to do two apartments per floor facing the city but we opted for one facing the city and one looking out to the northern suburbs, so buyers could have a choice between city views or northern bay breezes.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours ago“The design also gives residents three sides of natural light with either the city or northern aspect, so essentially they have 270-degree views across Brisbane. People love city views, but the older generation understands the value of a northern aspect.”He said he kept the development simple and one thing the buyers loved was the irrigation in the garden.“That means they don’t have to worry about that,” Mr Esmonde laughed.Leading architects Hayes Anderson Lynch and the interior design team at Coco Republic have delivered floor plans from 157sq m to 197sq m, stunning interiors, precision fit-outs and cutting edge appliances.A sales apartment is open for viewing. Developer: Joint project between Holm Developments and DeMartini Fletcher Property Development Address: 22 Victoria Parade, Clayfield Price: $1.2 million to $1.65 millionlast_img read more