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Region XVIII Tournament Roundup: 4/8

first_img Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailMen’s BasketballRICHFIELD, Utah-Michael Scheffner posted 20 points on 7-8 from the field and 4-4 at the foul line as the No. 3 seed Snow Badgers pulverized No. 6 seed Colorado Northwestern 110-64 Thursday in the Region XVIII tournament quarterfinals at the Sevier Valley Center. Matt Norman (17 points, 6-11 from the field, 5-8 from range) also had a strong showing for the Badgers, who shot 56 percent for the game. The Spartans were led by Azarien Stephens’ 16 points and 5 rebounds in the loss. The 16-7 (11-5 in SWAC play) Badgers next face No. 2 seed Salt Lake Community College Friday at 7:30 pm in the tournament semifinals.RICHFIELD, Utah-Jesse White posted 19 points and 7 rebounds on 7-13 from the field as the No.4 seed USU-Eastern Eagles waxed No. 5 Southern Nevada 75-64 in the Scenic West XVIII tournament quarterfinals at the Sevier Valley Center Thursday. Donaval Aliva had 12 points and 6 rebounds in the loss for the Coyotes, as they end their season at 3-13. USU-Eastern Utah next plays No. 1 seed Southern Idaho Friday at 3:00 pm in the tournament semifinals. Dominique Ford amassed 16 points, 7 assists and 6 rebounds in defeat for the Eagles.Women’s BasketballRICHFIELD, Utah-Japrix Weaver netted 23 points, connecting on 5-10 from behind the arc, as the Snow Badgers, the No. 4 seed in the Scenic West XVIII tournament downed No. 5 seed Colorado Northwestern 84-60 Thursday at the Sevier Valley Center in the tournament semifinals. German national, Sarah Lange, added 17 points and 7 rebounds on 7-10 from the field for the Badgers.Snow shot 55 percent from the field in the first half, en route to a 42-30 lead. Symmetrically, the Badgers scored 21 points in each quarter. Kennedy Eskelson stepped up with 15 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists for Snow in the win. Courtney Freeman had 23 points in the loss for the Spartans. Snow next faces No. 1 seed Salt Lake CC Friday at 1:00 pm in the tournament semifinals.RICHFIELD, Utah-Kacelyn Toomer had 13 points and 5 assists and Kinlee Toomer added 12 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists on 5-9 from the field as No. 3 seed USU-Eastern Utah got past No. 6 seed Southern Nevada 69-49 in the Sceic West XVIII tournament quarterfinals. Sharmayne Finley had 17 points in the loss for the Coyotes. USU-Eastern Utah next faces No. 2 seed Southern Idaho Friday at 5:00 pm in the tournament semifinals. April 8, 2021 /Sports News – Local Region XVIII Tournament Roundup: 4/8center_img Brad Jameslast_img read more

Prime suspect in Lamplugh murder should not be released from prison, says former detective

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Prime suspect in Lamplugh murder should not be released from prison, says former detective previous nextAgencies & PeoplePrime suspect in Lamplugh murder should not be released from prison, says former detectiveDet Sup Jim Dickie says he is “sure” John Cannan murdered the estate agent in 1986 and that he would reoffend if released when he becomes eligible for parole.Nigel Lewis8th July 201901,357 Views A police officer who spent several years investigating the murder of estate agent Suzy Lamplugh has said that jailed criminal John Cannan is, “as sure as he can be”, responsible for her disappearance in 1986 and should not be released from prison.The claim has been made by retired Det Sup Jim Dickie, who spent six years looking into the case of the 25-year-old London agent, who went missing after booking out to see a client.Her body has never been found but interest in her officially presumed murder has re-ignited after police dug up a garden at the former home of Cannan’s mother in the West Midlands last year.The two-week search yielded nothing but police said the case would “remain open”.Dickie says 64-year-old Cannan, who is serving three life sentences for another woman’s murder, should not be released despite being eligible for parole in five years’ time.Threat“He is a threat to any young female,” Dickie told The Mirror over the weekend.  “I strongly believe that if he were released tomorrow, he would go on to reoffend.”Cannan has been the prime suspect in the Suzy Lamplugh case for some time and, although he denies any involvement in her murder, has been named by police on several occasions as the ‘Mr Kipper’ who Lamplugh said she was meeting in her office diary.Last week police began searching a field in Worcestershire after receiving a tip off.“Officers received new information about Miss Lamplugh’s disappearance following the publicity around the search of a property in Sutton Coldfield in November 2018, carried out as part of the investigation,” a police spokesperson said.Suzy Lamplugh July 8, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

SENATOR BRAUN’S WEEK-IN-REVIEW

first_imgSENATOR BRAUN’S WEEK-IN-REVIEWFor the week beginning March 3 This week, Senator Braun introduced three bills to tackle rising prescription drug costs through adding transparency to pricing negotiations, clearing the way for more prescription drug approvals by the FDA, and providing oversight and accountability for the pharmaceutical industry.THE WASHINGTON TIMES:Senator Mike Braun: Restoring sanity to our drug pricingSenator Braun announced the drug price bills in an op-ed published by the Washington Times, detailing his solutions to lower prescription prices.THE WASHINGTON POST:Paulina Firozi: One GOP senator is urging the drug industry to make good on lowering prices“Drug company executives indicated last week they would be willing to slash their prices if they no longer were forced to pay middlemen the kind of discounts that many blame for driving up the cost of prescription drugs for consumers.Now, a first-term Republican senator is trying to turn that pledge into a reality with a new bill banning the practice of “rebates” in which drugmakers pay middlemen in the confusing drug-pricing chain to make sure their drugs are covered by insurers. Sen. Mike Braun (R-Ind.) this week introduced a measure to end rebates negotiated between drugmakers and pharmacy benefit managers in transactions conducted in the private sector.”Click here or below to read the full article:INDIANA FRONT PAGESBraun’s drug price proposals were featured in front-page stories for the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette and the Indianapolis Star, by Brian Francisco and Kaitlin Lange respectively:Click here or below to read stories from the Journal Gazette and Indy Star:FOX BUSINESS CHANNELSenator Braun took to Fox Business’s The Evening Edit to talk about the news of the day and his prescription drug price initiatives:MSNBC LIVE WITH HALLIE JACKSONSenator Braun appeared on MSNBC to offer his take on President Trump’s emergency declaration, trade talks with China, and the Michael Cohen hearings.Click here to watch the full interview:FOOTNOTES” For updates, follow Senator Mike Braun on Facebook and Twitter.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Paul McCartney Meets Two Of The Little Rock Nine Who Inspired ‘Blackbird’

first_imgIn 1957, during the height of racial tensions in America, nine African-American students enrolled in the all-white Little Rock Central High School. While their entrance to the school was protested by the Governor of Arkansas himself, the Little Rock Nine became important figures in the burgeoning civil rights movement. It was at that time when a young Paul McCartney would be inspired to write the song “Blackbird,” one of his greatest works as a songwriter.Last weekend, McCartney brought his One on One Tour to Little Rock, AR. There, before the concert, McCartney met with two of the Little Rock Nine students: Thelma Mothershed Wair and Elizabeth Eckford. Naturally, McCartney took a moment out of his performance at the Verizon Arena to honor the two women and the birth of the civil rights movement. He introduced “Blackbird” by saying, “Way back in the Sixties, there was a lot of trouble going on over civil rights, particularly in Little Rock. We would notice this on the news back in England, so it’s a really important place for us, because to me, this is where civil rights started. We would see what was going on and sympathize with the people going through those troubles, and it made me want to write a song that, if it ever got back to the people going through those troubles, it might just help them a little bit, and that’s this next one.”Watch “Blackbird” from the performance below:[H/t Rolling Stone]last_img read more

Fewer Onions.

first_imgWhile most Georgians are hustling to finish last-minute shoppingfor the holidays, Vidalia onion farmers are plantingthe last of their fields and checking them twice.”Right now, most everything looks good,” said Reid Torrance,Tattnall County Extension Service director. “The majorityof growers will be through planting before Christmas, which isa little ahead of schedule.”Except for some damaging, warmer-than-normal weather in November,the tiny onion plants are well on their way to a fruitful spring.They just have to get through winter first.New Year, Less Onions Because prices have been so low recently, Vidalia onion growersare planting less of the crop in hopes of improving market prices.So there won’t be as many onions on the market next year, Torrancesaid.Georgia growers usually plant about 15,000 acres of the crop.Tattnall County farmers grow about half of those. This year, Torrancesaid, he expects farmers to plant about 1,000 fewer acres thanlast year.”The growers would like to see a reduction in acres,”Torrance said. “These guys need a good year to put some moneyin their pockets. Farmers have barely broken even on prices overthe past few years.”In an average season, fresh-market prices usually start high,then drop as the harvest continues. Over the past few seasons,however, Georgia farmers have produced an abundance of onions.This oversupply has lowered the price farmers get, said GeorgeBoyhan, a horticulturist with the University of Georgia College of Agriculturaland Environmental Sciences. Barring any adverse weather, though,there should still be plenty of onions for shoppers next year.Extreme Weather Tough The onions don’t mind some hard winter weather. But high windsand extreme temperature swings can damage the crop.Onions take the hardest hit when temperatures drop into the lowteens after a spell of warm, sunny days. The onion is 90 percentwater. Low temperatures can cause the water in the tender onioncells to freeze and rupture.The Vidalia onion crop hasn’t minded the extended drought thathas gripped the state, either. In fact, the onions like it dry.”The drought doesn’t much affect the onion,” Boyhansaid. “Dry conditions keep disease pressure down.” Vidalia onions are planted under irrigation.Sweet Treat Available Now Shoppers don’t have to wait until spring to enjoy fresh Vidaliaonions, though. Small Vidalias, sold as salad onions, are in grocerystores now.The junior-sized onions are planted in early August. They arethen harvested until December, before they become mature. Theonions are good in stir fries and salads.”You can grow a lot of salad onions on a small number ofacres,” Torrance said. “It’s a nice niche market forsome growers.”Mature Vidalia onions are harvested in mid-spring, mostly in April.Controlled-atmosphere storage allows growers to extend the timethey can market the crop. But even the stored onions don’t lastfar past September, Boyhan said.last_img read more

Western Australian government backs ongoing transition from coal to renewables

first_imgWestern Australian government backs ongoing transition from coal to renewables FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Renew Economy:Western Australia’s Labor government says it is drawing up plans to facilitate the shift from coal to a grid dominated by renewables, and will develop a “whole of system” plan as well as a strategy to cope with the dramatic uptake of rooftop solar and battery storage. The plan was unveiled on Wednesday by energy minister Bill Johnston, who said technological change in the energy sector is happening at a rapid pace.“In Western Australia, we’re blessed with world-class solar and wind resources, abundant gas supply, a wealth of battery metals, and a highly skilled workforce,” he said in a speech to the Institute of Energy. “We have a genuine opportunity to lead the way in establishing a cleaner, brighter and more resilient energy supply for decades to come. It’s clear that the generation mix will continue to change, so it’s important we have a whole of system approach to plan for the future. Put simply, advancement in technology means we can have reliable, affordable power, with lower emissions.”The progress of renewable energy in W.A. has been hampered in recent years – first by the former Coalition government that engineered an investment drought, then also by restrictive grid access rules – but is showing signs of rapid growth now.Three new solar farms have been added to the grid in the past year, and what will be the state’s two biggest wind farms, Warradarge and Yandin – both with capacity factors of 50 per cent or more – are now under construction.More significantly, the uptake of rooftop solar continues to grow as consumers, both household and business, react to the unwinding of the huge state subsidies that hid the true cost of what was then an almost completely fossil-fuel powered grid. Rooftop solar now totals some 1,100MW, making it the state’s biggest generator. In a relatively small isolated grid, this is starting to pose challenges to the grid operator.More: WA prepares shift from coal to renewables, and distributed energylast_img read more

Best of BRO: Exposed—The Skinny on Naked Running

first_imgOne of our most popular stories last year was this gem from BRO editor in chief Will Harlan about his first run sans clothes. Dare ya to try your own naked run in 2014…it’s part of our Ultimate 100 Challenge.They say 90 percent of life is just showing up, and that’s certainly true in running. Toeing the starting line is often the toughest part. For me, no starting line was scarier than the Fig Leaf 5K, a naked race at a north Georgia nudist colony.I had streaked across my college campus in a drunken blur, and I had once been dared to run a naked lap around a bar during a blizzard. But never before had I faced spectators and sobriety sans clothes.I waited until a few minutes before the start to disrobe. Instead of a race bib, my race number was written across my butt cheeks.Over 100 runners had gathered at the starting line. Many were top athletes from across the Blue Ridge. They seemed a lot less intimidating without their shorts.Still, I had plenty of reasons to feel self-conscious. How would I measure up? What if I was aroused by a beautiful female runner? Most of all, I was worried about the flop factor. How would my bait and tackle hold up to three miles of bouncing?It was a cold April morning in the mountains, and my twig and berries shriveled up as soon as I dropped my drawers. I joined the other nude runners at the start making jokes and milling around in the buff.“Weather’s a bit nipply this morning.”“Gonna run hard today?”“Nah…feeling a bit stiff.”At the starting line, it was hard to know where to look. Runners are always sizing up their competition, but this was nuts. I tried to stare ahead at the race course, but I felt like I was standing at a crowded row of urinals, trying not to glance.A crowd of stark-naked spectators—most of them from the nudist colony—gathered at the start. Cameras flashed as we took off. (I have no idea where those photos ended up.) For the first mile, I sagged back and dangled off the lead pack. Then around mile two, I made a hard sprint to the front.Freeballing had never felt so good. My junk jiggled and bounced, and my flabby bare skin rippled with savage delight. I felt primitive and raw. I was pure animal, unlocked from my self-conscious mind cage, running wild and free.I hung on through the final mile, though a heavy-breathing hardass approached me from behind in the final homestretch. I bared it all in a balls-out kick for the finish—and edged him by a hair.Afterward, I sat in the sun, soaking it all in. I had shed my inhibitions along with my clothes at the starting line. My mile splits and finishing time didn’t matter. It was the most fun I’d had running in a long time.Running au naturel exposed a naked truth: bodies are amazing—even the sagging, droopy parts. I vowed to spend more time in the buff, getting more comfortable in my own skin.No, the Fig Leaf 5K didn’t turn me into a nudist. I still wear shorts on my morning runs.But at least I’ve taken off my watch.last_img read more

IMCA Stock Car, Northern SportMod drivers race for new engines at Thunderhill

first_imgBy Edward Anschutz STURGEON BAY, Wis. – Thunderhill Raceway competitors in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod divisions will be racing for new engines in 2015. Last season, Thunderhill boasted a $30,000 contingency plan at the champions awards banquet and the same will take place this year. Stock Car drivers will vie for an Extreme Enterprises 500 spec engine valued at $5,000. Jim Ol­son Motors of Sturgeon Bay has again stepped up with a new GM 602 crate engine giveaway for the Northern SportMods. Thunderhill street stocks will also have an engine waiting at the banquet courtesy of Dave “The Hammer” DeGrave Engine Rebuilding and valued at $3,500. Drivers are required to compete in 80 percent of scheduled events to remain eligible for the prizes at the 2015 awards banquet. Track promoter Woody Wodack stated his goal is to have $40,000 in cash, parts, apparel and engines. “Extreme Enterprises and Hammer Engine Rebuilding have built countless race winning engines over the years and we’re excited to once again give more to our drivers than any other track,” he said. Six divisions are scheduled to do battle every Saturday night at Sturgeon Bay through the sum­mer. IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, along with street stocks and thunder trucks will com­pete on the 1/3-mile clay oval.For more information, please visit the track’s website at www.racethunderhill.com. For your social media outlet like Thunderhill Raceway on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

Registration open now for Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing

first_imgBatesville, In. — Registration is open now for the 20th Annual Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing. The event will be held on May 16 at the Hillcrest Country Club and to ensure a spot please register by May 10.The cost is $500 per foursome and includes cart, green fees, lunch, two drink tickets and a reception. There will also be door prizes and hole competitions throughout the day.For more information please call 812-934-3101.last_img

Aspas passes Sevilla medical

first_img Aspas also admitted that, on a non-sporting level, he was keen to swap the city of Liverpool for Seville. “It wasn’t very difficult to make an improvement,” he said. “Even though people say Galicians are used to seeing clouds in the sky and a similar climate to the one in Liverpool, once you return here you treasure Spain a lot more. I hope I can adapt and climatise to Sevilla as quickly as possible.” Although Liverpool were involved in a thrilling title race – only pipped to the Premier League title by Manchester City on the final day of the season – Aspas has admitted his year in England had not gone as planned. “My experience in the Premier League was fabulous on a collective level, but on an individual level it was very hard for me, because I went from playing all the time to not playing at all,” he told Spanish radio station Cadena Ser. Aspas’ talismanic performances for Celta attracted Liverpool’s attention, but the forward had to get used to a peripheral role once Luis Suarez had returned from suspension and formed a lethal striking duo with Daniel Sturridge. “Perhaps I struggled to adapt, I’m not going to kid myself, but above all our striking partnership, which Luis Suarez was a part of, scored 50 goals,” said the Galician. “They produced spectacular performances and so it was very complicated for me to get into the team.” Although Sevilla’s two strikers Kevin Gameiro and Carlos Bacca had sensational first seasons with Sevilla last term, Aspas is confident he will be able to hold down a place in Unai Emery’s side. “All I want to do is play football and Sevilla have given me that opportunity, and now I hope to be able to pay them back on a big scale,” he said. “Sevilla deserve to be in the Champions League after the last few seasons they have had. I hope to play as often as possible, and I hope to spend many years in Seville.” Press Association The 26-year-old will be officially presented at the club’s Sanchez Pizjuan stadium on Monday, with the two clubs agreeing terms of a season-long loan deal earlier this week. The deal gives the Spanish side the option of offering Aspas a three-year permanent contract once the loan deal expires. Just 12 months after completing a £9 million move to Liverpool from Celta Vigo, Aspas is returning to Spain to rebuild his career after an unhappy stay on Merseyside, making just five Premier League starts for Brendan Rodgers’ side and failing to score a single goal. Liverpool forward Iago Aspas has completed a loan move to Primera Division side Sevilla after passing a medical with the Europa League champions.last_img read more