Rusnak converts penalty, Real Salt Lake beats Whitecaps 1-0

first_img Associated Press Rusnak fired his second goal of the season into the upper right corner, converting the penalty after Jakub Nerwinski brought down Corey Baird in the 18-yard box. FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSANDY, Utah (AP) — Albert Rusnak scored on a penalty in the 21st minute and Real Salt Lake held on to beat the Vancouver Whitecaps 1-0 on Saturday. Written by Tags: Albert Rusnak/MLS/Real Salt Lakecenter_img March 9, 2019 /Sports News – Local Rusnak converts penalty, Real Salt Lake beats Whitecaps 1-0 The Whitecaps dropped to 0-2-0. Nick Rimando made five saves to preserve the clean sheet for Real Salt Lake (1-0-1).last_img read more

Authorities: Utah’s Ty Jordan died in accidental shooting

first_imgDecember 27, 2020 /Featured News, Local News, Sports News – Local Authorities: Utah’s Ty Jordan died in accidental shooting FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailDALLAS (AP) — Authorities say a star freshman running back for the University of Utah died at a Dallas-area hospital after accidently shooting himself.University officials announced Ty Jordan’s death Saturday, the day after he was named Pac-12’s newcomer of the year.According to medical examiner’s records, Jordan died in a hospital emergency room in Denton on Christmas night. About an hour earlier, police responded to reports of a shooting at a home in the city and discovered a man had accidently shot himself in the hip.Police did not name the victim, but Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s office records show it was Jordan. Associated Press Tags: Accidental Shooting/University of Utah Written bylast_img read more

36 Warships to Take Part in Large-Scale Exercise in Black Sea

first_img View post tag: Black 36 Warships to Take Part in Large-Scale Exercise in Black Sea Back to overview,Home naval-today 36 Warships to Take Part in Large-Scale Exercise in Black Sea Russian President Vladimir Putin unexpectedly ordered a snap large-scale military exercise on Thursday as concerns persist over armed forces…[mappress]Source: Russian Navy, March 29, 2013; Image: Sevastopol View post tag: sea View post tag: 36 View post tag: Exercise Authorities View post tag: Warships March 29, 2013 View post tag: Large-scale View post tag: take View post tag: Navy View post tag: part View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Naval Share this articlelast_img read more

Albums: Travis, 12 Memories

first_imgTravis:12 MemoriesOut now After a promising start to their career, Travis have recently become much more of a poor man’s Coldplay. The uninspiring blend of overly soft melodies and Fran Healey’s wailing vocals that were once so refreshing are now out-dated, familiar and repetitive. Whereas a Travis album was once a ray of indie-pop sunshine breaking through the bleak Glasgow skyline, it is now a grey cloud looming on the horizon. Healey’s charisma seems to have evapourated over the years along with his creativity and Travis’ spark and it is this that they are lacking. ‘12 Memories’ is not a bad album. The catchy chorus and Dougie’s guitar line from recent single ‘Reoffender’ show Travis’ true talents whilst ‘Paperclips’ shows a darker side to Travis’ work. Listening to ‘12 Memories’ you cant help but feel Travis have been left behind. Where once they trod new ground, this follows the same track to unoffensive soft rock. A ‘nice’ album by a ‘nice’ band, but the vital ingredient, passion, is evidently missing.ARCHIVE: 1st Week MT2003last_img read more

Oxford to consider applicants’ postcodes

first_imgStudents applying to Oxford will now have their postcode taken into account as admissions tutors consider which applicants to interview.A University spokesperson said that the move was not about “massaging our figures” but “finding the brightest students with the greatest potential to succeed at Oxford.” She insisted that academic excellence would not be compromised.Tutors will also look at the results achieved by the applicant’s school, whether they have spent time in care, or attended specific programs for disadvantaged pupils. Any sufficiently able student who is flagged up in at least three of the criteria will be interviewed.Students will still need predictions of 3 As at A-Level and must be within the top 80% in any pre-interviews tests. The spokesperson said the information will play “no part in deciding who will receive an offer, or what that offer is.”Paul Dwyer, OUSU VP for Access and Academic Affairs, suggested that the university may be engaging in what OUSU deems “positive discrimination” on the grounds of a student’s socio-economic status or geographical location. He also highlighted OUSU policy which states that “contextual data that is not related to a student’s educational potential” during the admissions process.Professor Alan Smithers, director of the Centre for Education and Employment Research at Buckingham University, said that he was “worried” by the measures and attributed the move to “governmental pressure.”He said, “The key thing for a world class university is to select and admit students on the basis on their intellectual ability and that should be the sole determinant.”A first year student at St Peter’s College called the changes a “step in the right direction”, and argued that many state schools are ill equipped for the Oxbridge application process.She said, “I had to carry out most of the research myself and this isn’t particularly unusual. It’s great the university finally seems to be recognising this.”Dr Tom Kemp, admissions tutor at St John’s, said, “the colleges still have the freedom to use whatever information they choose, and my own will not place very much weight at all on this particular evidence.” Oxford’s announcement follows recommendations by the National Council for Educational Excellence that ‘contextual data’ should be used when assessing academic potential. There has been speculation that the £3,145 cap on what universities can charge each year might be removed, further limiting the higher educational opportunities open to poorer students.In February, Bill Rammell, the higher education minister, singled out Oxford and Cambridge as the poorest recruiters of state school pupils. Nationally, only 29% of students are from poor backgrounds, whilst at Oxford and Cambridge the level is significantly lower – 9.8% and 11.9% respectively.A study by the Sutton Trust last year showed that students from top private schools were twice as likely to gain admission as those from top grammar schools.last_img read more

Supermarkets manage to pull in the apprentices

first_imgSupermarket chains are attrac-ting record numbers of young bakers to their apprenticeship schemes.While many craft bakers struggle to find recruits, multiple retailers are sourcing enthusiastic would-be bakers from in-store and outside. Both Sainsbury’s and Morrisons report that the category is a growth area, which they have no trouble staffing.Sainsbury’s recruited 200 apprentices this year, 104 of them in bakery, and half from inside the company, while Morrisons now has around 188. Andy Clegg, Morrisons’ bakery trading manager, said: “We’ve got more bak- ery apprentices going through than we’ve ever had. We’re marketing the apprentice scheme more and there’s an emphasis on getting skills through. There has been an interest from people outside as well as inside the firm.”Sainsbury’s Apprentice Baker programme has not found it difficult to attract people, said Gary Tovy, qualifications and skills manager. “They get four qualifications and are on normal Sains- bury’s pay and benefits.”Sainsbury’s aims to have an apprentice in every main store by 2010, which will mean recruiting another 350 people onto the scheme – in either meat, fish or bakery. The retailer is now asses-sing how many trainee bakers it will need. However, Tovy said: “There will be a heavy reliance on bakery, as it is a key growth area. They learn craft skills, bread production, confectionery and cakes. They are sent on three workshops, learn skills such as dough production and how to become team leaders and managers.”—-=== Students take Thai trip ===A group of bakery students from Leeds Thomas Danby College (LTD) recently visited Kasetsart University in Bangkok, Thailand, as part of the college’s continuing association with educational providers and bakery food manufacturers abroad. Key aims of the trip were to look at the Young Entrepreneur Scheme run by Kasetsart University, to compare it with LTD product development on the BTEC National Diploma in Food Manufacturing Science (Baking Technology), as well as looking at the current market for bakery products in Thailand.last_img read more

Can volunteering lead to better health?

first_img Read Full Story Eric Kim, a research fellow in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, recently led the first study to look at a possible link between volunteering and health care use in older adults.Why did you decide to study volunteering from a public health perspective?There is a growing body of research showing that volunteering is associated with better physical health and mental health outcomes, as well as better health behaviors.Another important reason is that the number of older adults in the U.S., and other countries, is rapidly rising. Over the next 35 years, the number of 65-year-olds is going to double. As a result, the number of chronic illnesses will likely rise causing at least two outcomes: First, there will be a large increase in the number of people suffering. Second, the rising number of illnesses is going to put a huge burden on our health care system. If volunteering does affect health care use, these findings could be used to inform new strategies for increasing preventive health screenings, lowering emergency room use and health care costs, and also enhancing the health of older adults.What did you find?In a nationally representative sample of more than 7,000 adults aged 50 and older, we found that volunteers were more likely to engage in preventive health care than non-volunteers.last_img read more

Educate and Innovate: Cool Things for Creators at Adobe MAX

first_imgAt Dell, we’re committed to providing our customers with the best technology for their needs, whatever they may be. For Dell Precision, we’re particularly passionate about creators and watching them do amazing things with our technology, from Academy-Award winning visual effects in movies to treating war heroes with PTS using virtual reality toward rehabilitation.It’s been exciting to see how creativity has accelerated with technology and we want to see that go even further. In addition to providing the technology, we’re also committed to providing the resources and training to help teach creatives – from hobbyists to professionals – how they can do cool things with the right technology.At the annual Adobe MAX conference this week, we’ll be hosting some great programs to help creatives learn more about what’s possible with the right technology. In addition to the 232 Dell Precision workstations and UltraSharp monitors used in two of the three onsite Adobe training labs…Dell Campus: A first of its kind activation at Adobe MAX, we’ll host two three full days of sessions from certified Adobe Master Trainers to teach artists and creatives new skills and techniques with Dell technology.Free Training Online: Great news, you don’t have to be at Adobe MAX to take advantage of these training sessions! As a result of our partnership with Future Media Concepts, all the sessions will stream live online and will be posted on our YouTube channel after the event. Check them out for yourselves! Dell Campus at Adobe MAXWindows for Creators Workshop: For the first time, we’re hosting a Windows for Creatives workshop. As more creative professionals transition to PCs for their work, we want to help make the transition easier and make sure they know about all the great features on Windows for creators. The class will be led by Master Adobe Trainer Jeff Greenberg, a post production consultant who specializes in editorial, workflow, compositing, sound, color grading and compression.Upcoming Filmmaking Guide: Later this month, we’re partnering with Adobe and renowned Film Editor Vashi Nedomansky (“Gone Girl,” “Dead Pool”) to launch a publication which teaches creatives how to produce full-feature movies. Stay tuned for more!In addition to the new Dell Campus program developed to help train the next wave of creators and engineers, Dell is also showcasing new and innovative products like our Dell Precision 5520, Dell Precision 5720 All-in-One, and Dell Canvas. These workstations are designed specifically to address the needs of some of the most creative professionals working in these markets.Also at Adobe MAX we’re introducing support for external graphics over Thunderbolt that can augment the performance of our mobile workstations. For example, the Precision 5520 – thinnest and lightest mobile workstation in Dell’s portfolio – can now power an 8K monitor over an externally connected Nvidia Quadro P6000 or an AMD Radeon Pro WX7100 graphics card. With this increased graphics performance, you can be even more productive at your desk. Precision 3520, 5520, 7520, 7720 customers can go to www.dell.com/support to download the Thunderbolt firmware that provides support eGPUs.If you’re in Las Vegas, feel free to stop by booth #143.As creative professionals work reaches new heights, we want to make sure everyone has the skills and technology to perform in fast-moving industries, like media and entertainment. Ultimately, we want to help our customers advance their work to new levels, all while ensuring they have the best experience with our technology.last_img read more

Geneva Carr Tapped for Incognito, Starring Charlie Cox

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on July 10, 2016 Tony nominee Geneva Carr and Morgan Spector have boarded the American premiere of Nick Payne’s Incognito. They will join the previously announced Charlie Cox and Heather Lind in the Constellations playwright’s latest work, which will be directed by Doug Hughes. The production is set to begin previews on May 3 and officially open on May 24 at Manhattan Theatre Club’s New York City Center—Stage I.Carr received a Tony nod for Hand to God; other New York theater credits include Trevor, Just Sex, I Wanna Destroy You, Finding Claire, Rose’s Dilemma, Clash by Night, Betty’s Summer Vacation and Boise. Spector can currently be seen off-Broadway in Ironbound. He has appeared on Broadway in A View From The Bridge, Machinal and Harvey.The four actors will play a combined 21 characters within Incognito’s three interwoven stories. A pathologist steals the brain of Albert Einstein; a neuropsychologist embarks on her first romance with another woman; a seizure patient forgets everything but how much he loves his girlfriend. Incognito braids these mysterious tales into a whole that asks whether memory and identity are nothing but illusions.The limited engagement will run through June 26. Related Shows View Commentscenter_img Incognito Geneva Carr(Photo by Bruce Glikas)last_img read more

New Musical Sousatzka Eyes Broadway

first_imgVictoria Clark(Photo: Caitlin McNaney) Talk about a novel idea! A musical adaptation of Bernice Rubens’ Madame Sousatzka has its eyes on the Great White Way. Sousatzka will star Tony winner Victoria Clark and boast a book by Craig Lucas and a score by Richard Maltby Jr. and David Shire. The tuner, backed by notorious producer Garth Drabinsky, will premiere in Toronto in February next year and is currently scheduled for an October 2017 Broadway bow.Along with Clark, the cast features Tony nominee Montego Glover (the two recently workshopped the show), Tony winner Judy Kaye and newcomer Jordan Barrow. Choreographed by Graciela Daniele and directed by Adrian Noble, Sousatzka will begin performances on February 25, 2017 at Toronto’s historic Elgin Theatre and officially open on March 23.Sousatzka is set in London, England in 1982 and tells the story of a young musical prodigy torn between two powerful women from vastly different worlds: his mother, a political refugee and his piano teacher, a brilliant eccentric with a shattered past. These two proud, iconoclastic women must ultimately cross cultural and racial divides to find common ground, or else put the boy’s destiny in jeopardy.A 1988 screen adaptation of Rubens’ novel, penned by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala and helmed by John Schlesinger, starred Shirley MacLaine, who won a Golden Globe for her performance.The production will feature scenic designer by Anthony Ward, costume design by Paul Tazwell, lighting design by Howell Binkley, projection design by Jonathan Driscoll, sound design by Martin Levan, orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick, music supervision by David Caddick, music direction by Brad Haak, additional music and vocal arrangements by Lebo M. and additional music arrangements by Marius de Vries.More information, including a Broadway venue and dates, will be announced later. View Commentslast_img read more