Brad James June 14, 2018 /Sports News – Local USU Men’s Basketball Set To Compete At MGM Resorts Main Event Tags: Arizona State/MGM Resorts Main Event/Mississippi State/Saint Mary’s/T-Mobile Arena/USU Men’s Basketball Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah-Per information released Thursday, the Utah State men’s basketball team will compete against Saint Mary’s in the opening game of the MGM Resorts Main Event in Las Vegas at T-Mobile Arena November 19.The Aggies and Gaels will be joined by Arizona State and Mississippi State with championship and consolation games slated to be played November 21.The MGM Resorts Main Event tournament is in its fifth year of existence and previous winners include UNLV, Valparaiso, Creighton and Oklahoma State.For the third consecutive year, a team from Utah will be in this tournament as BYU lost in the championship game in 2016 and Utah fell in the championship game in 2017.This tournament will also feature a pair of home games for the Aggies in the weeks leading up to this event although the rest of the teams to participate have yet to be announced.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to amend the national marine diesel engine program to provide relief to boat builders and manufacturers of lightweight and high-power marine diesel engines that are used in high-speed commercial vessels such as lobster fishing boats and pilot boats.“This proposal will provide boat builders the flexibility they need to meet EPA standards while they continue to manufacture products that are critical to marine industries,” said EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler. “This action reflects our mindset that environmental progress is best achieved by working with states and the regulated community to advance sound and attainable regulatory solutions.”“This proposed rule is very important for both our bar pilots and our port in Savannah,” said Congressman Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (GA-01). “The current standards have made it impossible for the bar pilots to purchase any new vessels because there simply is not a single manufacturer that can meet the requirements. The new guidance will give the pilots the ability to purchase new vessels, so they are able to continue to do their important job while ensuring there won’t be any disruptions to the shipping traffic or other unnecessary delays at the port. I thank the EPA for working with us to correct the current flawed guidance to ensure the growth at our port and in our region isn’t negatively impacted by standards that are impossible to reach.”“Due to the unique design of Maine lobster boats, at this time there are not Tier 4-compliant diesel engines available on the market that can safely fit in these types of vessels. This delay in the implementation of the Tier 4 emission standards for commercial lobster-style boats should provide engine manufacturers time to design and certify engines that will both comply with Tier 4 emission standards and work safely and efficiently in these boats. It also prevents lobstermen from being burdened by requirements that are impossible to meet with the currently available technology,” said U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King and U.S. Representatives Chellie Pingree and Jared Golden in a joint statement. “We are pleased to have worked together with the EPA to find a commonsense solution that supports Maine boat builders and lobstermen.”EPA’s proposal will help boat builders whose production capabilities have been impacted by a lack of certified engines available with the desired size and power characteristics. The proposal will provide additional lead time to meet the agency’s Tier 4 standards for qualifying engines and vessels and includes a new waiver process, which would allow for continued installation of Tier 3 engines for certain vessels if suitable Tier 4 engines continue to be unavailable. The proposal also includes changes to streamline the engine certification process to promote certification of engines with high power density.This rule also includes a proposed technical correction to the national marine diesel fuel program. This change will clarify that fuel manufacturers and distributors may sell distillate diesel fuel that meets the 2020 global sulfur standard adopted by the International Maritime Organization (IMO). The proposed correction will help U.S. fuel manufacturers and distributors to meet the IMO standard on time and without creating additional burdens for the industry.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
IS IT TRUE that the Evansville City Councilwoman from the Third Ward, Anna Hargis has announced her resignation from the City Council?…the Evansville City Council will now be without a Certified Public Accountant for the first time since former Councilman John Friend decided not to seek re-election?…competent financial analysis is something the Evansville City Council does not seem to listen to with or without a CPA on the dais so Councilwoman Hargis may have been wasting her talent on the tax and spend cast of elected officials anyway?…Hargis will be moving on to bigger and better things like managing other people’s money at Merrill Lynch as a financial advisor?…that sort of takes advantage of the time spent on the City Council where all that happens is taking money from one person and giving it to others in one form or another?…at least the role of financial advisor has a profit motive involved and the accountability of customer disappointment if the profits are not realized?…we certainly wish the University of Evansville graduate a long and successful career as a financial advisor and hope to God that Wayne Parke and the Vanderburgh County Republican Party appoints someone who has the brains to do analysis and the chutzpah to keep the tax and spend club known as the Evansville City Council from driving the city into bankruptcy?IS IT TRUE that the founding general manager of the downtown Doubletree Hotel has tendered his resignation but has not yet disclosed where he will be going?…this is not a sign of any trouble in paradise as start-up general managers and plain old every day general managers are cut from a different cloth?…we do understand by virtue of a text message from Mole #12 that there was some trouble in paradise last Saturday night at the Doubletree when 3 guests were trapped in an elevator on the fourth floor and had to be extricated because the elevator which had lost its ability to stop where it was supposed to?…we have gotten several reports of growing pains over the course of the last 5 months since the Doubletree opened?…we are confident with the start-up general manager leaving town that everything at the downtown Evansville Doubletree will be utopian and free unicorn rides will be available on the proposed 10th floor rooftop martini bar?IS IT TRUE that Evansville’s Olympic Gold Medalist Lilly King has made news again?…the former Reitz Lady Panther has broken the world record in the 100 meter backstroke at the World Championships in elegant form as she did last summer at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics?…the City County Observer and all of Evansville is very proud of what this likable young lady has accomplished in the pool?IS IT TRUE that Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell and President Donald Trump finally got a win yesterday with the passage of the bill that will allow discussions on the floor of the Senate regarding what to do about the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known in some circles as the Unaffordable Care Act for its over 100% rise in insurance premiums, sky high deductibles and oppressive co-payments?…people have not forgotten that the ACA was born in deceptions like “if you like your doctor you can keep your doctor”, “If you like your plan you can keep your plan”, and “the average family will be saving $2,500 per year if we (Democrats) pass the ACA?…the chickens of those deceptions have come home to roost and are not appreciated at all outside of a small group with pre-existing conditions and some people who are getting a free ride?…it is now up to all of the members of congress to own up to the problems created by this partisan monstrosity and work together to repair whatever the heck the ACA actually turned out to be?Todays READERS POLL question is: Do you feel that former 3rd Ward Councilwoman Anna Hargis-CPA did a credible job for the taxpayers of Evansville?Please take time and read our newest feature articles entitled “LAW ENFORCEMENT, READERS POLL, BIRTHDAYS, HOT JOBS” and “LOCAL SPORTS” posted in our sections. You now are able to subscribe to get the CCO daily.If you would like to advertise in the CCO please contact us City-County [email protected]’S FOOTNOTE: Any comments posted in this column do not represent the views or opinions of our advertisers.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
The cost of utilities such as energy and fuel, and their potential impact upon pricing, will be the key challenge for our supply base and ourselves in the year ahead. This has only begun to emerge as a major issue over the past few months but will inevitably snowball.Other challenges will include decision-making in relation to the amount of shelf-space given to functional foods and other products marketed as healthy, both ‘soft’ health (such as wholegrain and organic) and ‘hard’ health products (fortified goods, such as Omega 3).We will be re-launching own-brand morning goods in the New Year, focusing upon health and clean ingredients labels. We will also focus on convenience. For example, we are looking at single-packed items that can be put into a lunchbox and re-sealable products. We’re trying to adapt to how people are living, and the rising number of single-occupied homes will obviously have an impact on how people eat.Pre-packed cakes will be an interesting area, as the market continues to polarise between ‘cheapest on display’ products and, at the other end of the market, an emphasis upon ‘better’ ingredients such as free-range eggs and the removal of hydrogenated vegetable oils. Consumers are looking closely at food labels now and they’re looking beyond fat and sugar.Interest in speciality breads continues. We’ve seen the La Brea bread brand come into the market last year – that’s been interesting and it’s driving premiumisation. Currently, Waitrose has offered a speciality range, where representation of Anglicised ranges such as Cranks and Duchy Originals has been high and this has worked well for us. Now, there is room to move further into Mediterranean breads, developing both continental and British traditional areas because we have customers to which both appeal.
Image by Darren McGee / Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo.ALBANY — Wednesday marked the 179th day since the Coronavirus arrived in New York and Governor Andrew Cuomo says the data continues to trend in the right direction statewide.Across New York, 71,189 COVID-19 tests were conducted Tuesday with 566 coming back positive — an infection rate of .79%. It was the 19th straight day of an infection rate less than 1%. The governor said three New Yorkers died Tuesday and 492 New Yorkers remain hospitalized with the virus.“Situation was good all across the state, but we still have a caution flag in Western New York, which was at 1.4%,” Gov. Cuomo said. “It’s better today than where it was, but not where it should be.”The governor questioned the CDC’s new guidelines which say that if someone is in close contact with someone who has COVID-19, they don’t need to get tested. “The CDC reversed their guidance, saying that ‘if you’re in close contact with someone who has COVID you don’t need a test,” Gov. Cuomo said. “I’ve spoken with medical experts, this makes no sense. It’s the president’s policy of denying the problem.The CDC changed the recommendations on its website Monday in a surprise move.The site now says: “If you have been in close contact (within 6 feet) of a person with a COVID-19 infection for at least 15 minutes but do not have symptoms, you do not necessarily need a test unless you are a vulnerable individual or your health care provider or State or local public health officials recommend you take one.”“Shame on the people of the CDC,” Gov. Cuomo said. “This will not look well in the scope of the history. What plausible rationale would say, ‘if you’re in close contact with a person who has COVID, you don’t need a test.’”“This is indefensible from a public health standpoint,” said New York State Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker. “It makes no sense. I’ve talked to CDC scientists and they say this is all political.”Dr. Leana Wen, an emergency physician and public health professor at George Washington University, agrees with Dr. Zucker, telling CNN that the changes make no sense.“These are exactly the people who should be tested … I’m concerned that these recommendations suggest someone who has had substantial exposure to a person with Covid-19 now doesn’t need to get tested,” Dr. Wen said.The governor was also critical of President Donald Trump’s nomination of Chad Wolf, acting Homeland Security Secretary, to take over the role on a more permanent basis. Gov. Cuomo blamed Wolf for his role with the Trusted Traveler Program dispute with the federal government, spurred by the Green Light Law in New York state.The governor called Wolf a political operative and said he isn’t qualified for the position. He previously called on the Department of Justice to investigate Homeland Security over the incident. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)
Credit Unions for Kids, a main staple at the GAC, is one of the primary conduits that display credit unions’ amazing generosity — especially helping kids at our nation’s Children’s Hospitals Network . To see how it all works, we invited the organization’s Senior Director Joe Dearborn back to the Studio Lounge for a quick chat on that topic — as well as 2015 record-setting performance, campaigns planned for 2016, how credit unions can get involved, and much more. continue reading » 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Ten suspects, including some reputed gang members, were arrested on gun and drug charges in Hempstead and Uniondale, authorities announced Wednesday along with making a plea for tips regarding three murders last week.Four of the suspects were rounded up this week, another six were busted in recent months and more are still being sought as a part of a year-old continuing joint investigation involving federal agents, Nassau County police and Hempstead village police, authorities said.“These are significant players,” Michael Harpster, FBI special-agent-in-charge of the criminal division in the New York office, told reporters. “There’s no boundaries to what these guys will do or where these guys will go.”None of the suspects has been charged in the three Hempstead murders in a five-day span last week. Authorities said that Crime Stoppers has doubled the reward for information in those cases to $10,000 from the usual $5,000.“I know someone out there knows who the perpetrator was,” Hempstead Mayor Wayne Hall said. “We are asking you to come forward.”The murder victims include: 45-year-old Jonathan Wade of Hempstead, who was shot in his car and then crashed it into three boys at a nearby school on June 30; 30-year-old Gerraud Hill of Malverne, who was shot while driving and crashed his car into a house on July 3; and 28-year-old Victor Benitez, who was found shot dead on Clinton Avenue on the Fourth of July.“I believe one of those cases may be gang-related, but I wouldn’t say definitively,” Nassau Police Chief of Department Steven Skrynecki said of the murders.Among those facing unrelated federal charges are three previously convicted drug dealers from Hempstead, including one who allegedly shot and wounded a man in December while defending his drug-dealing turf and another who is accused of keeping a loaded semi-automatic handgun in his son’s baby stroller while at a park.The rest of the suspects are facing charges in Nassau criminal court. Those counts include criminal sale of a controlled substance, criminal sale of a firearm and gang assault, among others. One suspect is charged with menacing a Hempstead village police officer with a weapon.Several suspects are allegedly members of the Bloods street gang, and at least one is a member of their rival, the Crips, according to investigators.Also assisting in the continuing investigation were agents from the federal Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms.Detectives request anyone with information regarding these crimes to call Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.From left: Hempstead homicide victims Jonathan Wade, Victor Benitez and Gerraud Hill.
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Advertisement Arteta was delighted after the final whistle (Picture: Getty Images)Mikel Arteta has thanked Pep Guardiola for his part in moulding him as a manager after the Spaniard led Arsenal to a 2-1 FA Cup final win over Chelsea.Arteta was under Guardiola’s wing at Manchester City for three years, learning from one of the top coaches in world football, before replacing Unai Emery at the Emirates in December.That vital experience under Pep looks to have played a pivotal role in the 38-year-old’s development as he claimed his first piece of silverware as a manager with the win against Frank Lampard’s side at Wembley.Speaking after the final whistle, Arteta was quick to give thanks to his former mentor.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘I miss my family so much they have been all the way with me,’ Arteta told BT Sport.‘Thank you as well I have to thank you Pep in a very big way because I am a manager in a big part to him so I think I have to consider that as well.’ Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 1 Aug 2020 8:19 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.8kShares Mikel Arteta sends class message to Pep Guardiola after Arsenal beat Chelsea in FA Cup final Comment Guardiola was Arteta’s mentor at City (Picture: Getty Images)After Christian Pulisic’s opener on the five-minute mark, a brace from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang sunk the Blues in an action-packed game in which Lampard’s side suffered three major injuries and a red card.Both Cesar Azpilicueta and Pulisic went off with hamstring injuries, while Pedro had to be stretchered away after seemingly dislocating his shoulder in the dying embers of the match.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalMateo Kovacic was given a second yellow card and sent off in the second half for an innocuous looking challenge on Granit Xhaka.The Blues couldn’t muster a comeback as Arsenal hung on to extend their record number of FA Cup wins to 14.MORE: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang inspires Arsenal FA Cup win over ChelseaMORE: Chris Sutton accuses Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of ‘cheating’ in FA Cup final vs ChelseaFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and InstagramFor more stories like this, check our sport page
2/15 Griffith Street, New FarmA LUXURY apartment on a tightly held riverfront street has sold for more than $1.5 million.A local family bought the three-bedroom unit at 2/15 Griffith St, New Farm, for $1.575 million.It was listed for sale in April.Ray White New Farm sales consultant Karla Lynch said it was on the market for such a long time because the seller was looking for a particular price.More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019“What we were selling was really the position and the building and the fact that you can’t get it anywhere else,” she said. 2/15 Griffith Street, New FarmShe said it generated a lot of interest, particularly among local people because they understood how rare it was to snag a property on the tightly held riverfront street.“We had about 150 groups go through the apartment,” Ms Lynch said.The buyers were going to rent it out for a few years before moving in once their children left the family home.“They wanted to make sure they were able to buy now rather than look at the market in three to four years and prices change even more dramatically,” Mrs Lynch said.She added that the location was in high demand.