Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailALBUQUERQUE, N.M.-Thursday-Saturday, BYU baseball (5-3) visits New Mexico (5-2) for single games Thursday and Saturday and a Friday doubleheader at Santa Ana Star Field.The Cougars are coming off a series which saw them take three of four from Cal Poly at San Luis Obispo, Calif. this past week.Against the Lobos, the Cougars will ride with junior Justin Sterner (0-0) Thursday. Friday, BYU will use Cy Nielson (0-1, 4.15 ERA) and Jarod Lessar (0-0, 1.93 ERA) on the mound. Saturday, BYU gives junior Justin Walker (0-1, 5.40 ERA) the nod.Freshman infielder/right-handed pitcher Andrew Pintar and sophomore infielder Bryan Call each lead the squad with a .286 batting average.Junior outfielder Hayden Leatham leads the Cougars with two home runs. Sophomore right-handed pitcher/infielder Austin Deming has a team-best 6 RBI for BYU.Entering his eighth season at the helm of the BYU program, Mike Littlewood is 220-163 (.574) at the helm.New Mexico is led in batting average by junior catcher Jarrett Gonzales (.500). The Lobos’ leader in home runs is junior infielder/outfielder Harry Fullerton (2). Fullerton is tied for the team’s RBI lead (6) with senior infielder Justin Watari.The Lobos are coached by Ray Birmingham, who is 389-314-4 (.551) in his 13th season at the helm of the program. Brad James Tags: BYU Baseball/New Mexico Baseball February 25, 2020 /Sports News – Local BYU Baseball Visits New Mexico This Weekend
View post tag: Navy View post tag: Naval Training & Education View post tag: Aircraft Aircraft Carrier USS Enterprise Transits Strait of Gibraltar View post tag: Strait View post tag: Carrier March 27, 2012 View post tag: Transits View post tag: Enterprise The aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) traversed rough seas and high winds while transiting through the Strait of Gibraltar March 23.Although the passage was rescheduled for early in the morning, allowing Enterprise to transit with less traffic in the strait, weather conditions remained severe, making the transit challenging.“The wind can push you off course if it’s strong enough and the waves and sea state are obviously going to be affected,” said Quartermaster Seaman Robert J. Stallcup, a master helmsman, who was supervising and training junior quartermasters while piloting Enterprise through the strait.In order to be a master helmsman, Sailors must complete an extensive qualification process. The Enterprise uses opportunities such as the strait transit to train Sailors using the full range of challenges presented.“Five minutes into the transit, the quartermaster at the helm got a feel for the ship, and based on what the sea was doing, he was able to counteract it and kept the ship as straight as possible,” said Stallcup.Although this was a successful transit, problems can arise from both weather conditions and high traffic. Stallcup is no stranger to either challenge.“It’s one of the easier transits, but I’ve always done it through bad weather,” said Stallcup. “I can never get a good day. It’s pretty challenging and you have to stay focused. You can’t look at the strait or the mountains. You have to pay close attention to what you’re doing.”Something Quartermaster 3rd Class Thomas J. Sanborn, the chart petty officer, reinforces from a navigational standpoint.“The weather changes your winds and it changes the water running under the ship; so it changes where we’re getting pushed around,” said Sanborn. “So any turns that we make, we need to make sure are on time. Any slight mistake could be bad.”Navigating a ship this large through the strait is a coordinated effort that requires input from many different specialties including the Aerographer’s Mates (AG), the ship’s weather forecasters and observers, who are especially vital on days like today.It is the AG’s job to analyze meteorological and oceanographic data from satellites, radar and the vast amount of meteorological and oceanographic products and charts.“They use this data to predict weather conditions and how they may affect operations, and then present this data to not only Enterprise, but all the ships and units attached to the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 1,” said Aerographer’s Mate 1st class Craig P. Hawkins, a forecast duty officer aboard Enterprise. “Today’s event called a ‘Levante’ caused very strong funneling of easterly winds through the Strait of Gibraltar,” said Hawkins. “It’s not uncommon to see funneling in this gap, but certain meteorological conditions this morning favored a very strong ‘Levante’ wind event.”Weather observers aboard Enterprise recorded wind gusts as high as 46 knots during the transit, but when added to the ship’s speed, the gusts felt closer to 50 plus knots on the flight deck.“Winds in combination with rough seas made this transit more challenging than usual,” said Hawkins. “Forecasting the strong winds days in advance helped the strike group better prepare for what was to come and plan accordingly.”Proper planning and quick reflexes by the ship’s crew made the recent transit successful.“I think the transit went really well despite the weather,” said Sanborn. “This was well thought out by the chain of command and everyone involved did a great job.”[mappress]Naval Today Staff , March 27, 2012; Image: navy Back to overview,Home naval-today Aircraft Carrier USS Enterprise Transits Strait of Gibraltar View post tag: Gibraltar View post tag: News by topic View post tag: USS Share this article
Think only students fret at the start of a new school year? Think again.By the time September rolls around, Harvard Graduate School of Education faculty members have already spent months preparing their courses.“Students show up on the first day not expected to do anything, but faculty are expected to have an entire course planned out,” says Professor Judith Singer, senior vice provost for faculty development and diversity at Harvard University. “An enormous amount of the work of teaching takes place before you set foot in class.”In fact, before the previous year’s class has even graduated, faculty members are busy planning and meeting deadlines for fall courses. After months of prep, it is only natural that many faculty members get a case of first day jitters.“Of course I get nervous before the school year and excited as well for any class, but especially for those first few class sessions,” says Professor Monica Higgins. “I am a big believer in the importance of beginnings, so I try and pay close attention to my first interactions with students, especially in the classroom.”Prepping for the upcoming school year takes a lot of forethought. Typically, there is no prescribed curriculum for undergraduate or graduate teaching. Considering that the average course at HGSE meets 25 times in four months with the same group of students — that is a lot of time to fill, and fill wisely and well. Read Full Story
And Skorupa says, she hopes that feeling lingers even after the curtain falls. One of those new actors is Christine Skorupa who plays multiple characters in the show. “Being able to take on a role that has been taken on by so many actors before is really an honor,” Skorupa said. Holley said he’s also learned what it means to mentor new actors and welcome them into the fold. The cast performed their final two shows of the weekend on Sunday. “I first did the show in 2002 and I played Scrooge’s nephew Fred and I’ve sort of grown into Bob Cratchit,” Holley said. ENDICOTT (WBNG) — Seeing a Christmas Carol at the Cider Mill Stage has been a Christmas tradition in the Southern Tier for forty years. “They ask at the beginning of the show how many people have seen it ten times or twenty times or even thirty times and you’d be surprised how many hands come up,” said actor Adam Holley “I hope they leave here singing all of the Christmas Carols all of the songs we sing, I hope it’s just a joy to be here,” Skorupa said. Holley has been a part of The Cider Mill’s adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol for 17 years. “For me it’s a privilege to be in it year after year because I find I’m a part of people’s family tradition I see people throughout the year who will be like ‘hey you’re in a Christmas Carol’,” Holley said. In seventeen years, Holley has come to learn what this play means to the community. “The people who have been around long enough help pick up the people who haven’t been around that long and you kind of work together and create a really cool story,” said Holley “It’s a feeling of familiarity,” Holley said. “You associate it with that warmth around Christmas around the holiday around family and this play has become that for a lot of people,” said Holley All coming together to be a part of a tradition that continues to be an important part of Christmas for so many.
The Domain Kangaroo PointIt is the second of seven upcoming residential projects for R & F Properties in Australia. The first, Brisbane One, commenced construction on Cordelia Street, near South Bank earlier this year. R & F Property Australia CEO Thomas Chiu praised the contemporary design of the project, welcoming its significant offering to residents keen to join the exclusive, tightly held northeast peninsular of Kangaroo Point. The Domain Kangaroo PointThe project offers a range of versatile living options, with the townhomes set on leafy Lambert Street offering immediate connection to the suburb’s cosmopolitan lifestyle. In The Domain tower, 20 floors of apartments will provide the amenity of city living, coupled with stunning views. Further skyward, exclusive penthouses rule the top floors, all crowned by a residents’ rooftop. Residents have exclusive access to the rooftop amenities, which would rival any high-level hotel experience. The Domain Kangaroo Point.Kangaroo Point offers an enviable river lifestyles, centrally located with the amenity of a CBD address but secluded from the hustle of CBD life.The meandering river boardwalk will link The Domain to South Bank and the CBD via CityCat or to Dockside via the free City Glider service. The development will also be within walking distance of the best of the suburb’s dining and entertainment surrounding the Story Bridge. The Domain Kangaroo PointThe rooftop includes a pool, sundeck and lounge set among tropical gardens, as well as a gym, sauna, media room, kids playing area, private dining area and a golf simulator. Designed by Elenberg Fraser, The Domain will feature the highest quality in natural materials to create warm tones with sleek lines and all accentuated with bold metal finishes. The Domain Kangaroo Point is offering apartments, residences, townhomes and penthouses in a mixed residential development in the inner-city.THE BASICSTHE DOMAIN KANGAROO POINTDeveloper: R & F PropertiesPrice: From $482,307Location: Lambert Street, Kangaroo PointDisplay Apartment: 20 Hockings Street, West EndThe Domain Kangaroo Point is a collection of one, two and three bedroom apartments; two and three bedroom townhouses; and three bedroom penthouses in the inner-cityA NEW inner-city mixed residential development has launched to the public offering a range of living options and with resort-like facilities.The Domain Kangaroo Point is the latest residential development to hit the market, offering 120 apartments, 63 premium residences, 12 townhomes and five penthouses. More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor2 hours agoThe Domain Kangaroo Point“At R & F, our long-term business development plan has a strong commitment and determination to create communities through sustainable developments. Our connection to the local market has always been the key to our success. The Domain will be a magnificent example of this,” Mr Chiu said. “The Domain collection offers residents the chance to lead unique cosmopolitan lives, whether from apartments, penthouses and townhouses.“What we value most about this site are its sweeping views of both the Brisbane CBD and River, and how well it embraces the urban life of Brisbane in an exclusive location.”
The Royal County of Berkshire Pension Fund delivered a return of 0.5% for the year to 31 March compared with 10.2% for the previous year, according to its recently published accounts.This takes its annualised return to 4.8% over the past three years, from 8.7% for each of the three years to 31 March 2015.However, the fund said its investment return in real terms was -0.1% over the year to the end of March 2016 and 4% over the three years to that date, meeting its medium-term 4% real return target.The size of its portfolio, at £1.7bn (€2bn), was barely changed from its value the year before. The vast majority of assets are held via funds.Berkshire said the main underperformers during 2015-16 were emerging market equities and commodities managers, while absolute return strategies run by Grosvenor Capital Management also fell short of their absolute return target.During 2015-16, Berkshire redeemed its holding in a global developed markets equity fund run by IPM with a fundamental indexation strategy, which failed to meet objectives over the medium term.The pension fund also reduced exposure to commodities and absolute return holdings.Meanwhile, it increased exposure to other private debt and private equity funds – for example, in new emerging market infrastructure, UK middle-market infrastructure, hedge fund secondaries opportunities and other private market investments in the UK, such as the private rented sector, private debt and technology.As of the end of March, 44.6% of the fund was invested in global equities, 14.3% in bonds, 17.4% in absolute return funds and 11.1% in property.Infrastructure made up 4.7% of the portfolio.Over the longer term, Berkshire is planning to increase this allocation to a maximum 15% of its portfolio and is joining the £1bn infrastructure platform to be set up by the Local Pensions Partnership and the Northern Pool.It also wishes to retain certain locally focused investments, such as housing schemes, permanently outside the pool.
CHEAPEST RENTS New data shows the median weekly rent on the Gold Coast is going up.TENANTS are facing rental rate hikes despite having more properties available to them on the Gold Coast in almost a decade.New data revealed in CoreLogic’s Quarterly Regional Market Update, released today, shows advertised median weekly rents have jumped 5.7 per cent for a house and 3.7 per cent for a unit in the past year.“Rental growth across the region has increased over the past year, with the advertised median weekly rental rate up $30 per week for houses and $15 per week for units,” the report said.The Gold Coast’s median weekly rental rate in the December quarter was $560 for a house and $425 for a unit. MOST EXPENSIVE RENTS Migration and recent completition of several developments is believed to be responsible for rent going up.It comes a week after Real Estate Institute of Queensland figures showed the number of rental properties available on the Coast was at a seven-year high.CoreLogic research analyst Cameron Kusher said migration to the Gold Coast was behind the increase as many people rented before buying to determine where they liked to live.“They’re coming up and renting first so they’re creating rental market pressure,” he said.“I don’t think it’s a particularly affordable market at this point.“The rent (tenants) are paying on the Gold Coast are higher than those in Brisbane.”MORE NEWS: Would you live in a display home? “There’s been a lot of new development that’s finished in the last quarter,” he said.“That would be part of it.”However, he did not think the rental market was unaffordable.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa12 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago“We did see an increase in vacancies last quarter so I think we’re heading more towards a balanced market,” Mr Henderson said.Latest data from the Residential Tenancies Authority shows suburbs in the 4217 postcode, including Benowa, Bundall, Main Beach, Sorrento and Surfers Paradise, were the most expensive areas to rent, with $880 the median price per week for a four-bedroom house.The cheapest place to rent was the 4211 postcode, which included Carrara, Gaven and Nerang, with a $220 median price per week for a one-bedroom unit. Mr Kusher expected rental rates to drop in the next 12 months as a result of the Coast’s increased number of properties available to tenants.REIQ Gold Coast zone chairman Andrew Henderson said new developments were also responsible for the rate hikes.He said not only had they added more properties to the rent pool but they bumped up the median prices as many of them were prestige offerings. $880: Four-bedroom house in 4217.$660: Three-bedroom houses in 4218.$625: Three-bedroom units in 4223/4224.$500: Two-bedroom houses in 4221/4223.$465: Two-bedroom units in 4227.$390: One-bedroom units in 4226 postcode. $445: Four-bedroom house in 4208.$400: Three-bedroom house in 4209.$355: Two-bedroom house in 4209.$380: Three-bedroom units in 4208.$325: Two-bedroom units in 4210.$220: One-bedrooms units in 4211. (Source: Residential Tenancies Authority) MORE NEWS: Tree house snapped up for almost $2m
LocalNews Morne Trois Piton Geo-Tourism Stewardship Council officially launched by: – June 24, 2011 Share Share 16 Views no discussions Sharing is caring! Tweet Share Five member council at launching ceremony.A five-member council has been officially set up and launched to provide special support to increase the importance of the World Heritage Site (WHS) accreditation to the local communities and by extension, Dominica.The Morne Trois Piton National Park Geo-Tourism Stewardship Council was officially launched at a ceremony on June 22nd, at Camp JTAS in Gommier.Chair of the council, Mr Atherton Martin says one of their primary objectives is to conduct community consultations with communities around the Morne Trois Piton National Park and World Heritage Site.The council will be partnering with stakeholders to care and manage various sites with special importance to its protection, richness and true economic value.A total of fifteen sites have already been identified by the council.‘In the South East we have sites in Grand Fond, Riviere Cyrique, Laplaine, Boetica and Delices. In the South, they are located in Geneva, Bagatelle and Petite Savanne. In the Roseau catchment, we have areas in Bellevue Chopin, Giraudel, Eggleston, Wotten Waven, Laudat and Cockrane. In the Central Forest they are located at Pond Casse and Belles’, said Martin.Mr Athie Martin has been named as the Chair, Mr Marcus Francis; Vice Chair, Carol Rabbess; Treasurer, Francis Antoine; Secretary and Michael Eugene; Public Relations Officer.The council will operate at an office housed at the Flower House at Giraudel.Dominica Vibes News
Galloway Wins Amateur Championship June 25, 2007PALM HARBOR, Fla. – With a two-stroke lead heading into the final round of the 90th Florida State Amateur Championships on Sunday, senior Matthew Galloway held on to claim the championship title. Galloway finished with a four-under par 280 to win the title by two strokes at the Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club.”This win means a lot,” said Galloway. “There are a lot of good names on that trophy and it’s awesome to see mine added to it.”Galloway had posted scores of 69, 70 and 70 over the first three rounds to claim a two-stroke lead after Saturday’s third round. He shot even par (71) on Sunday, including consecutive birdies on the third and fourth holes.”After the first round, I was surprised to break par,” said Galloway. “I spoke with my coach (Steve Fell) who gave me some good advice and the confidence that I needed.”Galloway received a crystal vase with his name inscribed on the Clarence Camp Championship Trophy. He will also receive an exemption to next year’s Florida State Amateur Championship.Galloway will have the opportunity to win additional awards over the next two weeks. He is in the running for the Gulf South Conference Commissioner’s Trophy which will be announced on Thursday. Galloway will also participate in the 107th North & South Amateur Championship from July 2-8 at Pinehurst Resort in Pinehurst, N.CPrint Friendly Version Share
RelatedPosts Arsenal, Wolves want Michael Olise Spurs sign right-back Doherty from Wolves Wolves need more players next season, says manager Nuno Three Premier League clubs are battling to sign Chelsea’s Nigerian goalkeeper, Prince Adegoke, allnigeriasoccer.com is exclusively reporting.Chelsea have yet to decide on their new intake of Academy scholars for the 2020-2021 season, but are expected to do so by the end of November.With uncertainty surrounding the future of Adegoke at Stamford Bridge, Arsenal, Bournemouth and Wolverhampton Wanderers are ready to swoop for the highly-rated young goalkeeper if he is not offered a scholarship.It is understood that his priority is to remain at Chelsea beyond the end of the 2019-2020 season.Signed from Langley FC in April 2016, Adegoke first made the matchday squad for an U18 Premier League match against Arsenal at the age of 14 but was a non-playing substitute.He is highly regarded by the youth team coaches at Chelsea and started in goal when the U16 team won the Premier League International Tournament on October 20.Fellow goalkeeper Kelechi Chibueze, right-back Derrick Abu and winger Adrian Akande are the other players of Nigerian descent eligible to sign scholarship forms at Chelsea ahead of next season. Tags: Prince AdegokeWolverhampton Wanderers