FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPROVO, Utah-Late Thursday, BYU football confirmed they have entered into an agreement with the University of Arkansas to play a home-and-home series in 2022 and 2023.The Cougars will host the Razorbacks at LaVell Edwards Stadium October 15, 2022 and BYU will return the favor September 23, 2023 by visiting Reynolds Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville, Ark.The Razorbacks will become only the third Southeastern Conference team to visit Provo as Mississippi State played the Cougars at LaVell Edwards Stadium in 2000 and 2016 and Missouri will play at Provo in 2020.The 2022 meeting will be historic as it will commemorate the first time the Cougars and Razorbacks have ever met on the gridiron. November 2, 2018 /Sports News – Local BYU Football Enters Agreement To Play Arkansas in 2022 and 2023 Tags: Arkansas Razorbacks/BYU Football/LaVell Edwards Stadium/Mississippi State/Missouri/Reynolds Razorback Stadium Brad James Written by
View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Navy View post tag: Coordinate Back to overview,Home naval-today Crew of USS Nimitz Coordinate Counter Narcotics Seizure June 21, 2012 View post tag: Seizure Training & Education View post tag: crew View post tag: Narcotics Crew of USS Nimitz Coordinate Counter Narcotics Seizure View post tag: Counter The crew of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) coordinated efforts with USS Princeton (CG 59), Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 6, Helicopter Maritime Squadron (HSM) 75 and the Mexican navy to retrieve 186 bales of marijuana, June 16, which were apparently destined for the United States.“The coordinated response of all hands involved was phenomenal,” remarked Nimitz Strike Group Commander Rear Adm. Pete Gumataotao. “The combined efforts of each of our strike group components demonstrated the flexibility and capability that defines how we conduct business.” “This crew’s response was amazing,” said USS Nimitz Commanding Officer Capt. Jeff Ruth. “To operationally shift gears quickly and safely from carrier qualifications to a real-world response shows what true professionals work here.”At approximately 1:50 p.m., USS Nimitz starboard lookouts, spotted two surface vessels, or contacts, approximately four nautical miles away and reported the contacts up the chain of command. The USS Nimitz crew then coordinated with HSC-6 to send MH-60S Seahawk helicopter 613 to perform a visual identification (VID) on the vessels.“The [helicopter] was already in the air acting as plane guard for flight ops,” said USS Nimitz’ tactical action officer at the time. “When the Seahawk got overhead, they reported two white single engine boats about 25 feet in length, which immediately began dumping black hefty bags over the side. The small boats raced up to about 25 knots and fled to the east.”As the two small vessels fled at 2:22 p.m., USS Princeton, part of Carrier Strike Group 11, sent their rigid hull inflatable boats (RHIB) to investigate and retrieve the bags as evidence.Eighty bales of marijuana, each weighing approximately 100 pounds, were recovered at that time.At 5:05 p.m. USS Nimitz’ officer of the deck spotted a small craft at approximately three nautical miles, which also appeared to be dumping in the sea. The USS Princeton positioned HSM-75’s Lone Wolf 722, which is assigned to the USS Princeton, flying as a spotter for the rigid hull inflatable boats, or RHIBs, for further investigation. This caused those craft to flee as well.“I thought it was pretty cool,” said an HSC-6 pilot in the air at the time of the second spotting. “Most of the time we’re a just-in-case asset. It was cool to be part of a situation where none of our guys got hurt and we were able to be a part of something bigger.”USS Princeton and a Mexican naval ship that came on scene retrieved more than 186 bales. The bales were then transferred to the Coast Guard Cutter Edisto for transport to shore.The USS Nimitz Strike Group is operating in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of California conducting carrier qualification operations.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , June 21, 2012; Image: US Navy View post tag: Nimitz View post tag: Naval View post tag: USS Share this article
“Right Jab And Middle Jab And Left Jab” February 5, 2019 FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail,“Right Jab And Middle Jab And Left Jab” was created because we have a couple of commenters that post on a daily basis either in our “IS IT TRUE” or “Readers Forum” columns concerning National or International issues.The majority of our “IS IT TRUE” columns are about local or state issues, so we have decided to give our more opinionated readers exclusive access to our newly created “LEFT JAB and Middle Jab and RIGHT JAB” column. They now have this post to exclusively discuss national or world issues that they feel passionate about.We shall be posting the “LEFT JAB” AND “MIDDLE JAB” AND “RIGHT JAB” several times a week. Oh, “LEFT JAB” is a liberal view, “MIDDLE JAB” is the libertarian view and the “RIGHT JAB is representative of the more conservative views. Also, any reader who would like to react to the written comments in this column is free to do so.,The majority of our “IS IT TRUE” columns are about local or state issues, so we have decided to give our more opinionated readers exclusive access to our newly created “LEFT JAB and Middle Jab and RIGHT JAB” column. They now have this post to exclusively discuss national or world issues that they feel passionate about.We shall be posting the “LEFT JAB” AND “MIDDLE JAB” AND “RIGHT JAB” several times a week. Oh, “LEFT JAB” is a liberal view, “MIDDLE JAB” is the libertarian view and the “RIGHT JAB is representative of the more conservative views. Also, any reader who would like to react to the written comments in this column is free to do so. “Right Jab And Middle Jab And Left Jab” was created because we have a couple of commenters that post on a daily basis either in our “IS IT TRUE” or “Readers Forum” columns concerning National or International issues.The majority of our “IS IT TRUE” columns are about local or state issues, so we have decided to give our more opinionated readers exclusive access to our newly created “LEFT JAB and Middle Jab and RIGHT JAB” column. They now have this post to exclusively discuss national or world issues that they feel passionate about.We shall be posting the “LEFT JAB” AND “MIDDLE JAB” AND “RIGHT JAB” several times a week. Oh, “LEFT JAB” is a liberal view, “MIDDLE JAB” is the libertarian view and the “RIGHT JAB is representative of the more conservative views. Also, any reader who would like to react to the written comments in this column is free to do so.
Mid-way through August and the UK wheat harvest is under way.So far it has been a rollercoaster of a year: initial hopes of a large crop were dashed by the driest spring for 100 years, especially for farms in the East of England. But cool damp weather in June and July enabled some recovery, meaning that the overall crop is likely to be slightly greater than was once feared.Quality, however, remains an unknown factor and much will depend on the weather over the next fortnight. 2010/11 has made evident that what happens at home is not the only determining factor for wheat markets. France seems to have followed a similar pattern to the UK, while heavy rains in Germany and Poland are once again a cause for concern in relation to the supply and therefore cost of quality wheat.In global price setting, however, there are two very important matters to consider: the development of wheat crops in Russia and Ukraine and the progress of the US maize (corn) crop.The former seems to be going quite well, and Russia has been active in export markets. The latter is possibly more significant, because there is a very low stock to begin with. Any shortfall is likely to lead to still higher maize prices, increased demand for feed wheat and hence strong support for the world’s wheat markets.There are still several weeks to go until the maize harvest gets under way, however, so a further period of volatility seems inevitable, enhanced by the continuing gyrations of currency, oil and other investment markets.
Parliament-Funkadelic brought out every weapon in their arsenal for their headlining spot at Augusta’s Major Rager Music Festival—a music festival on April 6th that coincides with the kickoff of the annual Masters Golf Tournament at Augusta National Golf Course—under the direction of the funk commander general George Clinton. With a funk-heavy line up for this year’s edition, the Rager wisely chose the iconic P-Funk to cap their party, and the band did not disappoint. Luckily for the festival, the whole affair is held outdoors so there was no roof for the band to tear off, but that didn’t stop them from getting down and dirty after well-received sets from Dumpstaphunk and the James Brown Band earlier in the day.In his half-century of leading bands, Clinton has seen his projects progress from doo-wop singing groups to space-age funkateers to a wild mix of elder statesmen and fresh-faced players. The simple visual dichotomy of a silver-haired guitarist nailing classic riffs from Atomic Dog and other classics juxtaposed against the frenetic spinning multi-colored dreadlocks of his decades-younger backing guitarist told the tale visually as well as musically. Clinton’s strongest suit has always been his eye for talent and P-Funk’s current line-up is more than capable of honoring the past while taking their brand of jams boldly into the future!The crowd lined up hours before the doors open, clearly ecstatic to hear some funk classics played by the quintessential group that had crafted them. Though there was no shortage of young faces the crowd, like P-Funk, the Major Rager audience was a welcome mix of ages with fans who’ve been grooving to P-Funk since their heyday well represented. You can check out some of the magic in our three-part playlist below, starting with a 23-minute medley that features snippets of many of their classics and their trademark outrageous stage presence. Enjoy!<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>
Nirvana‘s Live At The Paramount Halloween concert will finally get its vinyl release on April 5th.. The famed concert, which took place at Seattle, WA’s Paramount Theatre on October 31st, 1991, was released in 2011 on DVD and Blu-ray to coincide with the 20th anniversary celebrations of Nirvana’s Nevermind album.The forthcoming Live At The Paramount vinyl will be released as a double LP, and also include a 12″x 24″ poster insert and a cloth VIP replica pass of those handed out during the original concert.NME also notes that a new book on Nirvana, Serving The Servant: Remembering Kurt Cobain, is set for release in April. Written by the band’s co-manager from 1990-1994, Danny Goldberg, the book is set to chronicle Goldberg’s personal memories from the beginning of their partnership until Cobain’s death in 1994. It is also said to include interviews with Courtney Love, Krist Novoselic, as well as anecdotes from other family and friends.Speaking about the project last year to The Bookseller, Goldberg explained,I began to work with Kurt the year before ‘Nevermind’ was recorded and remained close to him until days before his death. In researching and writing ‘Serving the Servant’ I have been more often reminded of Kurt’s brilliance, his sense of humour and his kindness to most of those around him. He was so completely that no two people experienced the same person, but I hope I am able to add another dimension to Kurt’s legacy.[H/T NME]
At a Meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences on Feb. 7, 2017, the following Minute was placed upon the records.Edward Louis Keenan, Jr., called “Ned” nearly universally, died on March 6, 2015. Excepting two years in Leningrad, he spent his entire career at Harvard. This declaration stands true even including nine years in Washington, where from 1998 to 2007 he directed Dumbarton Oaks.Ned was a consummate Harvard man—but in his own distinctive fashion. While thoroughly Crimson, he clung proudly to his background. Born on May 13, 1935, in Buffalo and brought up in nearby Orchard Park, he described himself as a “hick from the boondocks of western New York.” When he entered the College, it remained heavily white, male, and privileged. Owing to his rural roots, he regarded himself then as an outsider. He might still do so today.He matriculated, 18 years old, in 1953. In that year, Joseph Stalin died, Vyacheslaw Molotov (of cocktail fame) began a second tour as Foreign Minister, and Moscow exploded a hydrogen bomb. Thereafter Ned stayed in Cambridge continuously as an undergraduate (honors A.B. in Slavic in 1957), graduate student (Ph.D. in 1965), and junior and senior faculty member (tenure in 1970), apart from that sojourn in the Soviet Union, until he went to Dumbarton Oaks.Ned’s craft was history, and his specialization was medieval Russian. Within his field, he became prominent and controversial for studies that sought to analyze and ultimately to disprove the supposed authenticity of major sources in East Slavic history. Two volumes, more than three decades apart, argue that two major documents, one a set of correspondence and the other an epic tale, were not medieval at all, but seventeenth- and eighteenth-century, respectively. The first book, questioning among other things Ivan the Terrible’s writing skill, provoked a fierce polemic across Cold War borders with a leading Soviet expert on Russian history. Ned also published many seminal articles (the first appeared in 1958) on the political and social structure of Muscovy. For example, he demonstrated that the ruler was envisioned not as an all-powerful dictator but as a referee at the center of a complex, consensus-driven power network. In quantity, his bibliography extended to 22 pages already by 1997.If Ned’s discipline was history, his principal tool was language. His linguistic abilities were renowned, notably his native-level fluency in Russian, but also his facility in Spanish, an early love of his. Émigrés from the Soviet Union marveled at his command of their principal tongue and a quiver of other Slavic ones, which he maintained even after being ejected and not allowed to return. The list could be extended considerably, since that two-year stay was for studying Uzbek and Turkmen. Beyond ease in acquiring even such difficult languages as Arabic and Farsi, Ned had flair for insightful historical analysis of texts as works of words. He loved to find patterns, especially ones that enabled him first to test and then to best authority. He burnished this knack for textual interpretation by what he learned from Roman Jakobson, his legendary mentor in the Slavic Department. All these strengths he brought to bear in lecture halls and seminars. A charismatic teacher, he developed almost a cult following. Through his numerous students, he helped to shape his fields for generations to come.Ned was a repeat offender in university service, with a terrifying rap sheet. For instance, he weathered more than a half dozen stints as associate director and director of what is now the Davis Center, master of the present-day Pforzheimer House, dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and director of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies. He fulfilled these roles in phases of wrenching transitions (think of the early seventies and proceed to the end of the last century), and he handled them adroitly. In all spheres, Ned concealed formidable skills in negotiation by posing as clueless peasant among city slickers. If as a scholar Ned inspired wonder for his grasp of languages, he earned administrative kudos for belonging to the first generation of early adaptors. He switched to personal computers long before colleagues even asked secretaries to do the same for them.When Ned’s recidivism in leadership roles moved the powers that be to consign him to a remote maximum-security unit, they settled upon Dumbarton Oaks. Upon taking this final assignment, at his alma mater’s elegant outpost in Georgetown, he deployed his hard-won background to excellent effect. He rationalized a reporting structure he called “a bowl of spaghetti.” Among multifarious contributions, he oversaw a capital renewal project that remade the main campus. With pride and melancholy, Ned joked that the new library would be the last in North America. The architect was the celebrated Robert Venturi. Obtaining permissions was a gauntlet told vividly in an interview in Dumbarton Oaks’ virtual archives. Ned also acquired a former home of Elizabeth Taylor, to become the director’s residence. His toils brought the research center into the twenty-first century, and many will benefit from his foresight for decades.A memorable raconteur, Ned expressed himself colorfully. Often he came forth with formulations that sounded proverbial. In fact, this interest reached back to his undergraduate thesis on Russian sayings. All the same, listeners might often be nagged by uncertainty as to whether the original of his wording was Russian, another foreign language, or his own creation.Ned Keenan was himself an original, with strong and shrewd convictions as a historian, faculty member, citizen, and human being that he expressed with memorable wit. He will be much missed by all those who had occasion to benefit from his skill, erudition, and humor. With his death, we have lost a person who not only liked to talk with a sly twinkle in his eye about where the dog lies buried but also knew the exact locations of many canine skeletons that will now pass forgotten.After retirement in 2008 he moved mainly to Maine, where he lived on Deer Isle with his cherished second wife Judith (“Judy”). She survives him, as do all but one of his four sons and both her daughters.Respectfully submitted,Michael FlierTerry MartinMichael McCormickSerhii PlokhiiJan Ziolkowski, Chair Portions of this Minute were previously published by Jan Ziolkowski, “In Memoriam: Edward L. Keenan,” Department of History website, March 9, 2015, http://history.fas.harvard.edu/news/memoriam-edward-l-keenan.
Excessive rainfall in May reduced the potential yield of Georgia’s tobacco crop by as much as 15 percent, according to University of Georgia Cooperative Extension tobacco agronomist J. Michael Moore.Moore believes that some producers experienced as much as 15 to 25 inches of rainfall during the last two weeks in May, a time when tobacco is starting to grow. The added moisture leached a lot of nitrogen — a vital nutrient — out of the soil, which caused the tobacco to turn yellow.“When you think about losing 15 percent of optimum yield for the season, it’s really not a good start. But then again, it’s not just Georgia. We see damage in South Carolina and in North Carolina from late crop planting because it’s been too wet,” Moore said.The increased rain combined with limited sunlight caused the tobacco roots to suffocate when the soil filled with water. The roots died and began to rot. Moore said farmers are now trying to grow a new root system that will soak up the nitrogen that still resides in the soil. The plant will regrow roots as the soil dries if it did not totally drown.Some growers replaced some of the nitrogen that leached from the soil to make it available to the plants growing new roots.“We experienced a drought several weeks prior to the beginning of the rain. We needed rainfall, we just didn’t need it all at once and we didn’t need the volume that we received,” Moore said.Growers have worked with local UGA Extension agents to determine how best to replace the leached nitrogen, the amount of nitrogen that needs to be replaced based on what was applied earlier, and the amount of rainfall over this period of time in May.Eddie Beasley, Berrien County Agriculture and Natural Resources agent, said the current status of local tobacco farms is both good and bad.“It depends on where you are. We’ve got a lot of wet areas and a lot of dry areas. A lot of our crop went through a dry spell, which stunted it. Then we got a lot of rain, so we’ve got a lot of plants under water,” he said.According to Beasley, Berrien County produces more than 1,250 acres of tobacco. Local growers are seeing an increase in tomato spotted wilt virus, and as much as 20 to 30 percent of the county’s crop has been impacted by this disease, which is transmitted by thrips.“The tomato spotted wilt virus has always been a problem for our growers. It’s our No. 1 disease problem, our No. 1 impediment to the yield and quality of the Georgia crop,” Moore said.The virus can damage plants’ leaves to the point that they’re unusable. Plants can also die if they’re infected in the first two weeks.The first round of tobacco harvests in Georgia should begin in the next two weeks. According to Moore, approximately 12,500 acres were planted this year.
Protesters have arrived at Rec Park. pic.twitter.com/BH5PhOr9PD— Jack Arpey (@jack_arpey) May 31, 2020 BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — 12 News reporters at the scene say Binghamton Police have blocked off the intersection of Main Street and Murray Street and are directing eastbound traffic. —– 1:23 P.M. UPDATE: 1:52 P.M. UPDATE: BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — 12 News reporters on the scene say protesters have arrived at Recreation Park. They say the protest has grown significantly since arriving at Binghamton High School, estimating nearly 1000 people. —– BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — People gathered at the Binghamton High School to begin a protest for George Floyd on Sunday. —– 12 News is on the scene and says the protest is expected to go to Recreation Park in Binghamton. 12 News also says nearly 200 people are attending the protest. Full report coming up tonight on 12 News at 6 p.m. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — 12 News reporters say the protest has wrapped up at rec park. pic.twitter.com/KZVPY5sG3J— Jacob Seus KFSM (@5NEWSJacobSeus) May 31, 2020 Binghamton Police have Main Street blocked off at Murray St. and are directing east bound traffic around the area of the demonstration in front of the high school. pic.twitter.com/d9k2D9Ief6— Jack Arpey (@jack_arpey) May 31, 2020 I would say we are nearing 200 people. pic.twitter.com/Zqw06S9dgF— Jacob Seus KFSM (@5NEWSJacobSeus) May 31, 2020 Large group of protesters currently moving down Main Street pic.twitter.com/aStyr6leEo— Jack Arpey (@jack_arpey) May 31, 2020 Protest remains peaceful as chants of “No justice, No Peace” continue to echo through the area pic.twitter.com/mv33PhhL4Q— Jack Arpey (@jack_arpey) May 31, 2020 “We are marching today against the systemic racism shown toward the black community.”— Jacob Seus KFSM (@5NEWSJacobSeus) May 31, 2020 Everyone has taken a knee in the road. pic.twitter.com/LNeWLWAwsm— Jacob Seus KFSM (@5NEWSJacobSeus) May 31, 2020 2:30 P.M. UPDATE: Chants of “I can’t breathe” have erupted from the crowd as they make their way into the park grounds. pic.twitter.com/oKnYIHntzD— Jack Arpey (@jack_arpey) May 31, 2020 Business owners are standing in front of their stores. pic.twitter.com/4mhGfk9nWF— Jacob Seus KFSM (@5NEWSJacobSeus) May 31, 2020 Protests beginning here at Binghamton High School. The plan is to head to Rec Park. pic.twitter.com/oG77TPwMXN— Jacob Seus KFSM (@5NEWSJacobSeus) May 31, 2020
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