USU Men’s Tennis Ranked #2 in Final ITA Mountain Region Poll

first_img Tags: BYU/Denver/Idaho/Jaime Barajas/Mountain Region/Nevada/New Mexico/New Mexico State/Northern Arizona/UNLV/USU Men’s Tennis/Utah FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah-Monday, Utah State’s men’s tennis program ended the season ranked #2 in the Mountain Region as the final polls on the season were released by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.Three teams from Utah took the top three spots in the poll as Utah was ranked #1  and BYU was ranked #3.The top 10 poll saw UNLV finish the season at #4, New Mexico was #5, New Mexico State finished #6, Denver was #7, Nevada finished at #8, Idaho ended the season at #9 and Northern Arizona was ranked at #10.Individually, decorated Aggies senior Jaime Barajas finished #4 in singles in the Mountain region and sophomore Sergiu Bucur finished ranked #10.Utah State finished the season at 19-9, including a perfect 7-0 mark in conference play and captured the Mountain West regular season and tournament titles.The season was punctuated by a trip to the NCAA Tournament for the second consecutive year while they lost to the #8 Texas Christian Horned Frogs at Fort Worth, Texas in the first round.Barajas was the best individual player on the Aggies’ roster, going 25-11 in singles play on the season. Brad James Written by June 11, 2018 /Sports News – Local USU Men’s Tennis Ranked #2 in Final ITA Mountain Region Polllast_img read more

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NBA scheduled to restart season on July 31 in Florida

first_img Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailcmannphoto/iStockBy ABC News(NEW YORK) — The NBA will tentatively resume its season on July 31 entirely in Orlando, Florida, the league announced Thursday.In a competitive format approved by the NBA Board of Governors, there will be 22 teams (out of 30) playing eight regular season games. The NBA Finals would end no later than Oct. 12, the league said.The board’s approval is the first step in resuming the season, the league said. The NBA is also working to finalize a plan with the National Basketball Players Association, as well as an agreement with The Walt Disney Company to use Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, Florida, as a single site for all games, practices and housing for the rest of the season.The NBA said it is developing a program with public health and infectious disease experts to prevent the spread of COVID-19 among players, including testing and safety protocols. According to ESPN, that includes daily testing for the coronavirus.The league is preparing to play without fans in attendance, ESPN reported.Select teams were able to open their practice facilities for workouts on May 8 at the earliest following strict safety protocols. Since then, a majority of teams have done so, according to NBA suspended its season in March after a player on the Utah Jazz preliminarily tested positive for COVID-19.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. June 5, 2020 /Sports News – National NBA scheduled to restart season on July 31 in Floridacenter_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

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Commanding Officer of USS Bonhomme Richard Relived

first_img View post tag: Richard Back to overview,Home naval-today Commanding Officer of USS Bonhomme Richard Relived View post tag: Officer Commanding Officer of USS Bonhomme Richard Relived View post tag: Navy View post tag: Commanding View post tag: Relived View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Defense View post tag: Naval View post tag: Defence October 2, 2013 Authorities View post tag: Bonhomme The commanding officer (CO) of USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) was relieved of his duties on Oct. 2 due to a loss of confidence in his ability to command.Capt. Daniel Dusek was relieved by Commander, Expeditionary Strike Group Seven, Rear Adm. Hugh Wetherald.The relief stems from an ongoing Department of Justice investigation. After careful consideration, Wetherald determined the investigation negatively affected Dusek’s leadership ability and was a distraction to the command mission.Capt. Murray Tynch III, currently assigned as executive officer (XO) for Bonhomme Richard, has assumed duties as commanding officer. Dusek has been temporarily assigned to Expeditionary Strike Group Seven. Dusek reported to Bonhomme Richard as executive officer in April 2012 as part of the XO/CO Fleet Up program and assumed command June 28, 2012.Forward deployed to Sasebo, Japan, Bonhomme Richard is the flagship of the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group. The ship is currently inport Sasebo after recently completing underway operations in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations.[mappress]Press Release, October 02, 2013; Image: US Navy View post tag: USS Share this articlelast_img read more

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ESPS Galicia’s Commander Visits Omani Navy Officials

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today ESPS Galicia’s Commander Visits Omani Navy Officials View post tag: News by topic Authorities On Sunday 2 August 2015, the Commanding Officer of ESPS Galicia, Captain Rafael Fernandez-Pintado, met officers from the Royal Navy of Oman during the Spanish warship’s port visit to Salalah.Captain Fernandez-Pintado was hosted by the Chief of the Royal Navy of Oman Naval Base, and during the visit both discussed the on-going counter-piracy operations and potential future training opportunities between Operation Atalanta and Royal Navy of Oman warships.Before he departed the Naval Base, Captain Fernandez-Pintado signed the Royal Navy of Oman’s ‘Book of Honour’ and gifts were also exchanged. He thanked the Royal Navy of Oman for their assistance to Operation Atalanta warships when they are along side in Omani ports.[mappress mapid=”16610″]Image: EUNAVFOR View post tag: Navy August 6, 2015 View post tag: middle east View post tag: officialscenter_img Share this article View post tag: Omani Navy ESPS Galicia’s Commander Visits Omani Navy Officials View post tag: Commander View post tag: Naval View post tag: ESPS Galicialast_img read more

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Tenure Track Basic Science Faculty Position

first_imgJohns Hopkins Medicine’s newly established Institute forFundamental Biomedical Research (IFBR) located at The Johns HopkinsAll Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, FL site has openings forfaculty at the Assistant Professor or Associate Professorlevel.We are interested in candidates whose proposed research hasrelevance to the control of metabolism and related to diseasestates with broad relevance to children’s health. Additionally,preferred research areas include, but are not limited to genomics,epigenomics, nuclear receptor research, lipid signaling,bioinformatics, transcriptional and system level analyses of cellsand tissues involved in whole body metabolism and/or diseaseprocesses. Candidates whose research offers translational potentialin obesity, diabetes, endocrine, inflammatory or degenerativediseases are particularly encouraged to apply.The Faculty opportunities require a PhD or MD/PhD in BiologicalScience or related field with outstanding training and experiencein research pertaining to one of the focus areas noted above.Candidates are expected to establish rigorous and competitive basicresearch programs addressing unmet clinical needs, and to securesupport from diverse funding sources. Applicants are also expectedto collaborate with existing members of IFBR and other JohnsHopkins faculty located both in Florida and Baltimore. Successfulcandidates are expected to have an impressive publication recordand exceptional research accomplishments consistent with theiracademic level. Proven ability to secure external funding would bea plus.Interested candidates should submit a CV, cover letter, selectionof representative publications, research statement and 3 referees.Please contact Laszlo Nagy with questions at [email protected] or toprovide additional documents.Johns Hopkins University is committed to active recruitment of adiverse faculty and student body. The University is an AffirmativeAction/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protectedveterans and individuals with disabilities and encouragesapplications from these and other protected group members.Consistent with the University’s goals of achieving excellence inall areas, we will assess the comprehensive qualifications of eachapplicant.PhD or MD/PhD in Biological Sciences or related fieldStrong publication historyPlease apply via Interfolio and include your CV, cover letter,selected publications, research statement and 3 refereesThe Johns Hopkins University is committed to equal opportunity forits faculty, staff, and students. To that end, the university doesnot discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, marital status,pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age,disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity orexpression, veteran status or other legally protectedcharacteristic. The university is committed to providing qualifiedindividuals access to all academic and employment programs,benefits and activities on the basis of demonstrated ability,performance and merit without regard to personal factors that areirrelevant to the program involved.The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to apre-employment background check.If you are interested in applying for employment with The JohnsHopkins University and require special assistance or accommodationduring any part of the pre-employment process, please contact theHR Business Services Office at [email protected] For TTYusers, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.The following additional provisions may apply depending on whichcampus you will work. Your recruiter will adviseaccordingly.During the Influenza (“the flu”) season, as a condition ofemployment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employeeswho provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care orclinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination orpossess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meetthis requirement may result in termination of employment.The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas,laboratories, working with research subjects, or involvingcommunity contact requires documentation of immune status againstRubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella(chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received theTdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may includedocumentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicellavaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratorytesting. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases areordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except forthose employees who provide results of blood tests or immunizationdocumentation from their own health care providers. Anyvaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no costin our Occupational Health office.Equal Opportunity EmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online untilfilled.EEO is the LawLearn more: legal information read more

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2nd Annual Tyler Onesty Scholarship Benefit Set Sunday

first_imgTyler Onesty is pictured with his younger brother, Zach, while playing miniature golf in Maine in 2003. (Courtesy Sally Onesty)  By Tim Kelly“Mini Golf was one of Tyler’s favorite things,” said his mother, Sally Onesty.Thus, the Tyler Jay Onesty Memorial Scholarship Fund was born. Tyler Onesty, 22, of Ocean City, a graduate of Ocean City High School, was a local victim of the opioid epidemic in the United States. He died of a heroin overdose in 2017.His mother has since made it her crusade to use Tyler’s story as a cautionary tale for today’s youth, and also to raise awareness of the drug crisis and its severity.One of the vehicles for doing so is launching the fundraiser based on one of Tyler’s favorite childhood activities, playing miniature golf.The benefit will take place on Sunday, May 5, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Golden Galleon Mini Golf, 1124 Boardwalk, Ocean City.The event is designed to be a day of fun and fellowship with family and friends, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to a scholarship fund.  Tyler Onesty died at age 22, a victim of drug addiction. His mother, Sally Onesty, has since worked tirelessly to prevent similar tragedies. The fund will be used to aid current and future Ocean City High School students who have battled opioid addiction, or who have been affected by the crisis, and who plan on furthering their education. “Those who are choosing a career in addiction services, mental health services, or the medical field” are a few of the categories of students eligible to apply for the funds, Onesty said. Students planning to attend colleges, universities, community college or trade school are all eligible. In addition to helping students with school expenses, funds raised will also be used for those in need of detox, rehab, sober living programs and family counseling, among other services.Those who cannot attend the event can still help the cause by making a donation of any amount. All donations help and are welcome, Onesty added. Donations may be sent to the Tyler James Onesty Scholarship Fund, c/o Sturdy Bank, 661 Asbury Avenue, Ocean City, N.J. 08226.last_img read more

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Irwin’s takes Softee touch

first_imgNorthern Irish-bakery Irwin’s has launched a new sliced white pan – Irwin’s Softee – in order to capitalise on the renewed growth in sliced white bread.It is packaged in a traditional wax wrapper and contains double the standard amount of Canadian wheat flour, which creates the softness, says the company.”The authentic wax wrapper intends to offer customers a little bit of everyday luxury. But what really sets this product apart from competitors is its exceptional softness and ’bounce-backability’,” commented commercial controller Michael Murphy (pictured).”Until the 12th of July Irwin’s Softee is available at a special two loaves for £2 price in Tesco stores,” he added.It is available in major Northern Irish retailers, including: Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda, Costcutter, Mace, SuperValu and Dunnes. read more

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Margo Price Shares Video For Newly Released Single, “Leftovers”

first_imgAmazon Music recently launched their new “Produced By” series, featuring Amazon Original music developed to spotlight “today’s community of producers working behind the scenes to develop the best in music.”The new series pairs producers with a collection of today’s top genre-spanning artists to create exclusive recordings for Amazon Music listeners. Earlier last month, GRAMMY Award-winning, Memphis-based producer Matt Ross-Spang was brought into the spotlight with the release of Margo Price’s Amazon Original song, “Leftovers”. Today, Margo Price has shared a video to accompany her newly released “Leftovers” single.“I had so much fun working with Casey Pierce on this project,” explains Price in a press release. “I really got to cut loose during the filming, I smoked a joint and started crawling around on the floor inside the room of mirrors. As far as the styling goes, I brought some of my loudest/most obnoxious outfits and did a lot of costume changes to keep things bright and colorful. In the video, I’m wearing a sequin jumper that my friend Elizabeth NeSmith made me, a red rhinestone Nudie-style suit made by Ashlyn Evans, a white fringe Elvis-inspired number by Wallflower San Fran, and a black suit made by the legendary Manuel.”About Matt Ross-Spang, a press release details:Matt Ross-Spang began interning at Sun Studio at age 16, eventually working his way up to Chief Engineer & Operations Manager. In 2015, Ross-Spang left Sun to become an independent engineer, producer, & mixer based primarily out of the legendary 1960 time capsule studio Sam Phillips Recording Service. Recent productions by Matt include both albums by Margo Price, as well as the latest Lucero, Nicki Bluhm and Sean Rowe records. He won two GRAMMY Awards for his work on Jason Isbell’s Something More Than Free and The Nashville Sound, and has worked on several GRAMMY-Nominated Albums such as Lori McKenna’s The Bird and the Rifle, Brent Cobb’s Shine On Rainy Day and Luther Dickinson’s Blues and Ballads. He recently mixed unreleased Elvis Presley tracks for the compilation album Way Down in the Jungle Room and the Elvis documentary The Searcher . More info is available on Matt Ross-Spang’s official website.“Leftovers” was recorded in RCA’s historic Studio A with Margo Price’s touring band, which features drummer Dillon Napier, bassist Kevin Black, guitarist Jamie Davis, slide guitarist Luke Schneider, and Jeremy Ivey on acoustic guitar & piano. Watch the new video for Margo Price’s “Leftovers” below:Margo Price – “Leftovers” (Official Video)[Video: Margo Price]last_img read more

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Gender Studies, Triota Honors Society host panel on care for gender-diverse youth in response to SCOP event

first_imgThe Gender Studies Program and Triota Honors Society hosted a panel of four experts on transgender health from Indiana University (IU) in a Tuesday night discussion.The panel explored the best clinical ways to assist children and adolescents struggling with their gender identity. It was organized in response to an event held by Students for Child Oriented Policy (SCOP) in the fall.At the time, Pamela Butler, associate director and director of undergraduate studies in the Gender Studies Program said the work presented at the SCOP event was “discredited and debunked widely by every legitimate medical organization that’s ever responded to their claims.” TOM NAATZ | The Observer Stephanie Sanders of Indiana University speaks at a Tuesday panel about treating gender diverse youth. Sanders was one of four panelists to speak at the event, held in response to a Students for Child Oriented Policy-sponsored event held last fall.In an email, SCOP co-president Ellie Gardey, a junior, defended the SCOP-invited panelists to the fall event.“Student for Child-Oriented Policy offered a panel discussion with a professor of endocrinology and a medical doctor which brought attention to the serious side-effects of cross-sex hormones and puberty-blockers on children,” she said.The first panelist to speak on Tuesday was Stephanie Sanders, provost professor of gender studies at IU and associate director of the Kinsey Institute, which studies questions of human sexuality. Describing a number of ways in which a person’s birth-assigned sex might not match their own conception of their gender, she said the determination process is inherently social.“I just want to point out that you might think the first step is pretty straightforward, right?” she said. “That it’s just biology there — putting a person in a category. But it’s actually a social process. Authorities come to an agreement about what size phallus constitutes a penis versus a clitoris. And then estimates are made about how your gender will be classified according to that phallus.”Defining “gender identity” as the “inner sense of who we are,” Sanders said this concept does not necessarily match a person’s sex assigned at birth. She dispelled the idea that gender identity is a matter of choice.“We know from the literature that gender identity is established fairly early, and it’s resistant to change,” she said.Sanders also discussed ways to “affirm” those who do not think their gender matches their birth-assigned sex. The four categories of intervention were “social affirmation,” in which a person modifies their appearance and pronouns, for example, to match their gender identity, “legal affirmation,” in which the person has their gender changed on legal documents, “medical affirmation,” which involves hormonal treatments to either suppress puberty or introduce the other sex’s hormones to the person’s systems and “surgical affirmation,” which involves surgical modifications to the body.“In terms of what the experts actually say, the experts actually say that developmentally appropriate gender affirmation interventions are recommended,” she said.Sanders turned the floor over to James Dennis Fortenberry, professor of pediatrics and chief of adolescent medicine at IU School of Medicine. He talked about his firsthand experience treating youths and adolescents who did not feel their gender identity matched their sex.For Fortenberry, one of the most important actions people can take to make sure everyone feels accepted is addressing people the way they want to be addressed.“The topic here is affirming care,” he said. “You may think I’m assuming this has to do with what we do in the clinics. I’m talking to you. You work in the world. You live in the world. You interact in all sorts of places with people.“There are two things on this slide that help you be affirmative if you do them every time with every person you encounter. If you get my name right and get my pronouns right, I’m giving you from me what you need to do to treat me in an affirmative way.”Talking about specific treatment strategies utilized in his clinics, Fortenberry said the method used depends on the age of the patient. For example, he said treatment for pre-pubescent children involves making the child feel accepted and does not involve hormones.“There are no hormones, there is no surgery, this is just supporting this child to express themselves as they experience themselves,” he said. “It doesn’t sound really complicated. But if you think about the excitement, the intense investment our culture invests in ‘Is it a boy or a girl? Do we do pink or do we do blue?’ A gender reveal party — there’s a concept — that’s why this is important.”For such patients, puberty is a critical time. As bodies start to change, gender dysphoria — or the distress a person feels from the seeming mismatch between their biology and their gender identity — becomes acute, leading to mental health problems. Fortenberry spoke of this problem in the context of a someone assigned male at birth who identifies as female.“Puberty is a big thing … for kids with gender dysphoria, it’s particularly challenging because all of the sudden this particular kid — think about them — they’re going along, they want breasts. They’re going to get breasts. They’re going to have a period. Except that’s not what they get … and the dysphoria goes up hugely,” he said. “ … We often see increases in suicidal ideation behavior, cutting, other kinds of self-harming behavior at that time.”Puberty blockers can help manage this problem, he said. While they do not stop puberty, they buy time.“[Puberty blocking hormones] help reduce this kind of dysphoria,” he said. “It doesn’t make it go away because it doesn’t change what’s here, but it does suspend it for a while and lets this young person come into a place where they’re better ready to work through some of these other things, especially the initiation of hormones if that’s where they’re going.”The next speaker was Richard Brandon-Friedman, an IU professor, as well as the social work services supervisor for the Gender Health Clinic at IU’s Riley Hospital for Children. He spoke about the psychological toll young people face as they come out as gender nonconforming.Drawing a parallel with past ideas about homosexuality, Brandon-Friedman debunked the common societal misconception that gender nonconforming people might just be confused or searching for attention.“This is not a choice … If you’ve grown up as gender diverse or a sexual minority, it is not fun,” he said. “Nobody says, ‘I want to be that gay kid in the high school who always gets picked on.’ That’s not what people want to do. They may say, ‘This is who I am, and I am that person who identifies as gay. It’s not going to get me a lot of popular press. It’s going to be mostly difficulty.’”Continuing on that point, he said while gender diversity is more visible in the contemporary world, it is not new.“Gender diversity has been around forever, pretty much. We can see historical documentation … all the way through contemporary times of different people with different presentations and different understandings of gender,” he said.Talking more specifically about treatment options, Brandon-Friedman sought to dispel the fear that a gender diverse individual might undergo treatment, only to find out they were “wrong” about who they thought they were. He said social transition is fully reversible, and high standards and numerous assessments required for medical treatments make an irreversible error highly unlikely.In lieu of focusing on the low probability negative consequences of treatment, Brandon-Friedman said people should focus on the positive.“What about if they are right? Instead of saying that they might be wrong, what if they’re right? Well, we know that if we help them their psychosocial functioning improves,” he said. “We know they have increased authenticity.“We know they have enhanced understanding of themselves. They really have this opportunity to live as who they are and achieve their life goals as they feel they are. We know this keeps them from having that significant dysphoria. It gives them the life that they want.”The final speaker was Liana Zhou, the director of library and special collections at the Kinsey Institute. Her library includes 2,000 years’ worth of artifacts and archives related to gender diversity issues. She said her archives are designed to celebrate the empowering stories of gender diverse people throughout history.“What we are trying to say is affirming your sexuality and your identity through self-empowerment,” she said. “I think everyone is so resilient, and I think the stories at the Kinsey Institute … it’s about the struggles, and overcoming those struggles … and to voice your stories.”Tags: gender, gender diverse, Gender Studies, Indiana University, Transgender rightslast_img read more

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Communication Routines

first_imgAmid afterschool activities — homework, dinner prep, baths and bedtime — it can be hard for parents and children to make time to talk.But whether it’s a quick chat at the dinner table or an in-depth discussion during a road trip, communication is key to maintaining healthy parent-child relationships as children grow older.The key is to set up a time to check in every day, says Diane Bales, an associate professor of human development and family science at the University of Georgia College of Family and Consumer Sciences.“Maybe it’s right when they get home from school, before they go to bed, before they start their homework or when they get home from soccer practice — but the important part is that it becomes part of the routine. At this time, we’re going to sit down and talk for five minutes,” Bales said. “Maybe it will turn into a deeper discussion and maybe it won’t, but at least they know that you’re there to listen.”It may seem awkward at first, but establishing an expectation of communication will pay dividends when parents or children have something important to discuss.“You want it to be low pressure, so they don’t have to reveal some deep personal thing for it to be successful,” Bales said. “Even with teenagers, you may want to give them some structure about what they should talk about. I’m a big fan of asking children to give me a high and low point of the day. As long as you’re not asking them, ‘What did you do today?’ because then a lot of kids are going to tell you, ‘I don’t remember,’ or ‘Nothing.’”Parents may want to schedule this check-in time during a daily commute when their children are a captive audience. That’s fine, but Bales cautions parents to keep the conversation light unless it’s a long road trip.“Timing it well is important,” she said. “If you’re only driving five minutes to soccer practice, you don’t want to start a serious conversation because you’re not going to have time to finish it.”Bales stresses that parents should avoid judgmental reactions to what their child says.“It’s hard because parents want kids to make good decisions, but a big part of it is being nonjudgmental,” Bales said. “You can’t tell kids that they can come to you with anything and then yell at them or criticize when they tell you something that you don’t like.”It’s better to phrase it like a conversation to help children reflect on their decisions.“Asking, ‘How did that work out?’ or ‘What do you think could have made that go better?’ are good ways to help kids evaluate their own behavior without feeling attacked,” Bales said.For more resources for improving communication with children, visit the family communication page from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.last_img read more

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