Prep Sports Roundup: 8/20

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailGirls SoccerRegion 14DELTA, Utah-Savannah Nielson amassed six goals and the Delta Rabbits pounded the ALA Eagles 9-1 in Region 14 girls soccer action Tuesday. Adison Nielson also scored twice for Delta and Alexus Killian added another goal in the rout for the Rabbits.MT. PLEASANT, Utah-Catherine Miller found the net twice and Kyler Davis earned the shutout for the Maeser Lions as they blanked North Sanpete 4-0 Tuesday in Region 14 girls soccer action.ROOSEVELT, Utah-Ally Squire posted four goals and Megan Olson added two more as the Manti Templars clobbered Union 11-0 in Region 14 girls soccer action Tuesday. Brynlee Golding, Courtney Wade, Jayci Jolley, Kassidy Alder and Nicole Nelson also scored in the win for Manti. Katie Larsen earned the shutout for the Templars.Non-RegionRICHFIELD, Utah-Kate Robinson posted a pair of goals and the Richfield Wildcats outlasted the Parowan Rams 4-3 Tuesday in non-region girls soccer action. Brittan Tait and Nora Foster added a goal apiece in the win for the Wildcats.VolleyballNon-RegionWEST JORDAN, Utah-The West Jordan Jaguars swept Juab 3-0 in non-region volleyball action Tuesday, prevailing 25-13, 25-3 and 25-18.FILLMORE, Utah-The Millard Eagles prevailed over the Delta Rabbits 3-0 Tuesday in non-region volleyball action. The Eagles earned 25-18, 25-19 and 25-16 victories.RICHFIELD, Utah-The Richfield Wildcats swept Class 5-A Orem 3-0 in non-region volleyball action Tuesday. The Wildcats earned 25-15, 25-9 and 25-22 wins. Tags: Adison Nielson/ALA/Alexus Killian/Ally Squire/Catherine Miller/Delta/Kate Robinson/Kyler Davis/Savannah Nielson August 20, 2019 /Sports News – Local Prep Sports Roundup: 8/20 Written by Brad Jameslast_img read more

Postdoctoral Fellow Department of Advanced Oral Sciences and Therapeutics

first_imgA new postdoctoral fellow position is available in Dr. VivekThumbigere Math’s lab at the University of Maryland School ofDentistry. Dr. Math is seeking an enthusiastic and highly motivatedscientist to join the NIH funded research program studyingmolecular genetics and immunoinflammatory responses in periodontaldisease using human, animal and in-vitro models.The successful candidate will benefit from ongoing collaborationswith NIH on a wide randge of basic and translational research, aswell as a vibrant community of interactive research labs at theUniversity of Maryland. The position has comprehensive career andtraining opportunities.Qualifications :Applicant must possess an advanced degree (DDS and/or PhD) in arelevant field and have training in immunology and/or bone biology.Candidates with experience in cell culture and tissue engineering,mouse work, signal transduction assays,histology/immunohistochemistry, and skeletal physiology areencouraged to apply. Candidates with experience in micro-CT,next-generation sequencing, and bioinformatics will receive specialconsideration. The ideal candidate will be organized andself-motivated, with a strong publication track record, excellentwritten and verbal communication skills, and able to collaborate onmultidisciplinary research projects.last_img read more


first_imgIS IT TRUE Jacob Murphy was the Vanderburgh County Burdette Park Director for over 2 years?  …guess what  County Commissioners (Cheryl Musgrave (R) and Ben Shoulders (D)) did to him yesterday?  …the answer is they fired him and replace him with County Commissioner Ben Shoulders (D) campaign manager?  …we been told by people in the know that this decision should be considered an act of political patronage?IS IT TRUE yesterday Vanderburgh County Commissioners Cheryl Musgrave (R) and Ben Shoulders (D) approved the hiring of former Democratic County Commissioner Pat Tuley to be the new Director of Burdette Park less than an hour after informing 28 year old Burdette Park Director Jacob Murphy that he was fired? … the time frame in which the firing of Jacob Murphy happened and the hiring of Pat and his wife Z Tuley may suggests that a backroom political deal may have been cut before the Commission meeting?  …if this is correct it looks like the State Sunshine laws may have been violated?IS IT TRUE we wonder why the newly vacant position for Burdette Park Director wasn’t publicly advertised in our local paper? …during the election didn’t Commissioners Musgrave and Shoulders campaigns promise open and transparent government?IS IT TRUE facts are that former Burdette Park Director Jacob Murphy was a very good Director of Burdette Park?  …he reduced his Department budget in 2016 by 11%. or $118,000 dollars?  … Mr. Murphy not only increased park attendance but also introduced some very creative ideas in order to improve Burdette Park?  … recently Mr. Murphy has been holding discussions to create a holiday theme at Burdette Park with a firm from Louisville in hopes that it would create a regional draw to the park and Evansville alike?IS IT TRUE that Commissioners Musgrave (R) and Shoulders (D) also approved the hiring of Pat Tuley’s wife as part-time Campgrounds Manager for Burdette Park?  …we hope that Commissioners Musgrave and Shoulders read the Vanderburgh County “Nepotism Policy” statement posted in the employee handbook?  …they may be in direct violation of this policy because they officially hired a husband and wife team to run Burdette Park?IS IT TRUE we find it laughable when County Commissioner Shoulder (D) said “removing Murphy from the post was not reflective of how the park was managed”?  …we wonder what was the real reason why Mr. Shoulders decided to fire Mr. Murphy?  …we have been told by several long time political office holders in both the city and county that County Commissioner Ben Shoulders (D) is quickly establishing the reputation of being less than truthful and somewhat self serving?IS IT TRUE could a backroom political deal be the real reason for the firing of a young, qualified and hard working non-political county employee?  …the footnote on Jacob Murphy resume can now read “I was fired as Burdette Park Director because of politics and without cause”?IS IT TRUE many people are now saying that the decision of Commissioners Musgrave and Shoulders to fire Burdette Park Director Jacob Murphy reeks of nepotism and political patronage?IS IT TRUE tonight members of the local FOP will be talking about conducting a “VOTE OF NO CONFIDENCE” against Evansville Chief of Police Billy Bolin? …this meeting will be closed to the media and the public? …we are also told if the FOP membership hold such a vote against Chief Bolin and it passes it could be extremely damaging to his professional reputation and future effectiveness as Police Chief?FOOTNOTE: Todays “READERS POLL” question is: Do you feel that the decision to fire Burdette Park Director Jacob Murphy reeks of nepotism and political patronage? FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

South End Beach Project Stalled for 6 to 8 Weeks

first_imgThe hopper dredge Liberty Island (background) pumps sand onto the beach at 51st Street on its last day at work (Friday, May 29) before an engine failure. The south end beach replenishment project in Ocean City, NJ will be at standstill for six to eight weeks as the hopper dredge that has been pumping new sand gets a new engine, the Army Corps of Engineers reported on Wednesday.The engine on the Liberty Island was “totaled,” according to Army Corps of Engineers spokesman Richard Pearsall. The ship is at port in Norfolk, Va., as it awaits a replacement engine.The new target date for completion of the project is Sept. 9, and the delay pushes the restart of the project into the heart of the summer vacation season in the resort — sometime in mid-July to early August.__________Sign up for free OCNJ Daily news updates by email.__________Pearsall said the Army Corps may know more after a construction meeting with the contractor (Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company), the state Department of Environmental Protection and City of Ocean City officials.The project has been at a standstill since Saturday (May 30) when the engine powering the dredging operations died.The hopper dredge is a ship that pumps sand into its hold from an offshore borrow area, then travels closer to Ocean City to hook up with a pipeline that feeds the new sand onto the beach.Crews from Great Lakes have completed work between 37th Street and St. David’s Place (near 47th Street). The current phase of the project started at 55th Street and is moving toward St. David’s.Equipment for the south end beach replenishment project sits on the beach at 52nd Street on June 2 as the hopper dredge Liberty Island gets repaired in Norfolk, Va.Work is now stalled at 51st Street, and the equipment for the project has been corralled in a small area at 52nd Street.Ocean City Business Administrator Jim Mallon said the city is disappointed to learn of the delay, but he said the city knew the project was subject to mechanical and weather delays.“We always knew the project would fall into the summer season,” Mallon said.He said the Army Corps contractor and the city worked together to minimize inconvenience during a crowded Memorial Day Weekend, and he anticipates continued cooperation.He said the city is anxious to see the long-awaited project completed and would not ask the Army Corps to further delay work into the fall and the heart of hurricane season.He said the contractor will keep working on dune crossovers and sand fencing, and will do further cleanup of the current project area at 52nd Street during the dredge repair.last_img read more

Ocean City Schools Showcase Upgrades to Technology, Security

first_imgBy Maddy VitaleStudents, parents and faculty in the Ocean City School District have plenty to be excited about in the new school year, officials said.Schools Superintendent Kathleen Taylor laid out in a letter to families a host of improvements in the schools from upgraded technology, to enhanced security measures, to continued programs for health and wellness.“We know that as parents and guardians, there is nothing more important to you than your children. We also know that our students deserve a safe and nurturing learning environment every day – from their first days in kindergarten through high school graduation,” Taylor said in the letter that went out in the summer. “Ensuring the safety and well-being of our students enables them to grow and learn. We – families and the School District – agree that a strong, well-integrated, two-way communication system is key to this goal.”Schools Superintendent Kathleen Taylor, teacher Kelly Halliday and High School Principal Matt Jamison, give students a warm welcome on the first day of school.During the summer the district bolstered their communications systems – merging each school and each classroom into one system and connecting each classroom with each home via one system, Taylor explained in the detailed letter.One of the main upgrades is the installation of the AMX School View Unified Campus, designed to give the district centralized monitoring, emergency notifications, mobile accessibility, and instant two-way communication with every classroom from one location. The system is designed to enhance security and classroom instruction with an effective, well-integrated, communication system within all of the schools, the district and with the school community.“This AMX system was the third and final phase of our five-year plan to enhance our communication system within each school, across the district, and to the community,” Taylor said in an email on Friday. “We were informed by Harman (who makes the AMX) that our School District is the first in New Jersey to have this AMX system.”Specifically, the new system will provide the district with instant two-way audio and video messaging with first responders and improve communication and response time in emergencies.“Equally important, the system enables administrators to communicate quickly with school-based teams during a school crisis, optimizing staff coordination and student safety,” Taylor noted in the letter.Ocean City schools hired more security personnel for the new year and continue to work closely with local police.In addition to its uses for emergencies and security matters, the AMX system also has instructional benefits.One benefit is improving teacher-student voice amplification in all learning environments to help student comprehension and information retention. Another benefit is enhancing collaboration between teacher-student and student-student with the ability to share wired and wireless devices in any classroom on the projection system, Taylor said in the letter.When it comes to instruction, the district has also introduced a new system called PowerSchool Unified Campus, which is supposed to be a very user-friendly software program.Teachers spent two days during in-service training earlier this week on the new program.It is designed to assist in unifying and connecting a child’s classroom with his or her home through easy-to-use online software. It provides online registration for both new and current students and will streamline and connect several student information systems. The overall goal by integrating the tools is to increase data security and make the experience better for teachers, students and families, the letter states.“PowerSchool’s Learning Management System enables the district to expand our blended learning content and gives teachers and parents access to course work from any device, at any time,” Taylor said in the letter.Primary School teachers Carrie Merritt and Megan Riordan work on the new Unified system during in-service.In addition to the AMX system and Unified Campus, the district also upgraded the Primary School exterior and interior door locks with an electronic locking system.Taylor explained to families in the letter that each Primary School classroom door will be connected to the security system via the wireless network and can be monitored or managed at either the school or district level.“This infrastructure improvement will enable all classroom doors within the school to be locked within 10 seconds at the push of a button,” Taylor said.Both the Intermediate and High School classroom doors can be locked from the outside and inside, unlike the old locking door system at the Primary School, she noted.Other security improvements include the hiring of security officers at the school, as well as employing two camera security personnel at the high school.“Under the direction of the School District, our security personnel will also work collaboratively on security methods with the Ocean City Police Department,” Taylor said.While the district is concentrated on academics and athletics, safety and security, health and wellness are a priority.The district continues to offer a way for families to stay connected with each other, called Suite 360, an on-demand video and informational resource.The Suite 360 platform offers students and parents guidance on understanding emotional development, learning about health-related topics, identifying and correcting risky behaviors, and keeping lines of communication open, Taylor wrote in her letter.The theme of the 2018-2019 school year is “100%,” which Taylor explained on the first day of school means the district wants to ensure the students that teachers and staff are behind them.The Ocean City Primary School got upgraded locks for the doors throughout the school. (Photo Ben Hale, JASM Consulting) The Unified Classroom is a portal designed to connect teachers, students and families in a user-friendly way. last_img read more

Dave Matthews Band Celebrates 25th Anniversary With Audio From First Ever Live Performance

first_imgYesterday celebrated a twenty-five-year career for Dave Matthews Band, with their debut performance beginning at TRAX in Charlottesville, Virginia on March 14, 1991. The band included Carter Beauford (drums), LeRoi Moore (saxophone), and Stefan Lessard (bass), who found the old cassette tape a few years ago with recordings of this historical night in DMB history.In light of the milestone, the band shared audio of “Recently” from their legendary debut:The concert was part of a benefit show for Middle East Children’s Alliance, and featured songs like “The Best Of What’s Around,” “Typical Situation,” and “I’ll Back You Up.” The original lineup lasted through August of 1991, and then expanded with Peter Griesar (keys) and Boyd Tinsley (fiddle), until Griesar left the band early 1993.While Dave Matthews Band will be playing an incredibly extensive summer tour, they’ve announced plans to take a hiatus following those dates and through 2017.[H/T JamBase]last_img read more

The Good and the True Opens Off-Broadway

first_img View Comments Related Shows Reichlin’s one man play Sholom Aleichem: Now You’re Talking! has been performed in the West End, in New York and in several countries throughout Europe. Scott has appeared on stage previously in off-Broadway and regional productions including Butoh Electra, Unmanned, Barbarians and The Time of Your Life. Written by Daniel and Tomas Hrbek and Lucie Kolouchova, and adapted as an English language version by Brian Daniels, the play intertwines the true testimonies of two extraordinary people—Czech athlete Milos Dobry and actress Hana Pravda. They both spent their working lives building suspense, knocking crowds into submission and drawing gasps and acclaim from spectators—but this pales in significance compared to their earlier lives enduring the indignities of incarceration and survival at the hands of occupied Czechoslovakia in the 1930s. The American premiere of The Good and the True opens officially on August 3 at off-Broadway’s DR2 Theatre. The Daniel Hrbek-helmed production stars Saul Reichlin and Hannah D. Scott, who, as previously announced, has stepped in for Isobel Pravda. The Good and The True Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 14, 2014last_img read more

The Big Chill: Cold Cheese Pizza Craze Heats Up

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A steamy, thin-crust pizza slice soaked in tongue-tingling tomato sauce blanketed with graded mozzarella cheese right out of the oven will forever reign supreme on Long Island.There’s no argument.But LI happens to be blessed with hundreds—if not thousands—of pizzerias littered across the island, many of which have conquered the regular slice and eventually turned pizza-making into a fine art—adding a seemingly endless amount of toppings, from onions and olives to full-on salads and buffalo and barbeque chicken, to their menus. The slice itself has become a canvas for pizza makers to enjoy creative freedom and push the limits of what they can do.Naturally, some styles will emerge that challenges the conventional wisdom of oven-cooked pizza.Welcome, cold cheese pizza.The few—but smart—pizza gurus on LI that produce this odd slice, which entails sprinkling a handful of cold cheese on top of a steaming hot slice or pie, concede that it wasn’t their invention.“I know it’s an upstate thing,” says Al Fortina, part owner of Cataffo’s Pizza in Stony Brook.Cold cheese pizza did indeed originate north of here, but it has quickly shaken up the pizza landscape in Nassau and Suffolk counties, with late-night crowds fawning over the specialty slice and forcing other pizzerias to get in on the action. Visit Little Vincent’s Pizza in Huntington on a Friday or Saturday night and the pizza of choice may overwhelmingly be cold cheese. The same goes for the crowd at Town Pizza in Ocean Beach—a wooden shack that thrives during summer months on Fire Island.“[It’s] something that got popular maybe two years ago,” says a worker picking up the phone at Town Pizza.Little Vincent’s, however, has been churning out the popular slice for close to three decades.Dan Rossi, who manages the Huntington location, was preparing for the busy lunch crowd on a recent morning when the topic of cold cheese came up. He chuckled at the slice’s growing popularity, especially considering Little Vincent’s history of preparing only a plain slice.“That’s our whole menu,” Rossi jokes of the regular slice.Rossi introduced cold cheese to Huntington in 1985 when college students returning home waxed poetic about their experience shoving down slices with a mountain of extra cheese. He decided to give them what they wanted. Soon, customers started spreading the news of the cold cheese invasion across LI.“I didn’t even know what it was,” Rossi recalls. “I thought it was extra cheese melted. And they explained what it was, and you just take a handful of cold cheese and put it on top.”Rossi, who says he’s only had one such slice in his life, grabs a handful of shredded cheese and dumps it over a sizzling slice as a demonstration.Little Vincent’s in Huntington has made a name for itself among pizza aficionados on Long Island.“It’s the sensation of you go from the cold to a warm slice or hot slice,” he adds. “It’s like you’re getting the best of both worlds.”And more and more people are turning to cold cheese.A ferry ride away in Ocean Beach sits Town Pizza, a cozy spot that becomes even more intimate when young crowds pour inside as a sort of nightcap after a night of bar crawling.“It’s mostly for the late night crowd, we get a lot of people [who] order it,” says an employee at the pizzeria, who estimates that more than 60 percent of its late-night customers order the slice.The slice itself has been a source of confusion. People familiar with the idea of waking up and eating leftover pizza question why anyone would actually order a chilled slice.And some of the more than dozen pizzerias contacted by the Press inquiring if they make cold cheese seemed perturbed.Fortina, of Cataffo’s Pizza, was also taken aback by the question even though the pizzeria makes the slice upon request. Cataffo’s doesn’t refer to it as “cold cheese” but fixes up a slice when customers request that he sprinkle some on top.The slice has gained a small—but sometimes fanatical—following, yet it has failed to enter the mainstream. It’s unclear if it will, but more pizzerias are jumping on the bandwagon. The slice is now available at Little Vincent’s location in Ronkonkoma, Rosa’s Pizza in Huntington and ZA Late Night Pizzeria in Rockville Centre—with no shortages of late-night pizza seekers.“Some people will not eat the cold cheese, it’s just not for them,” says Rossi. “But I mean the majority of people, once they have it, they’re hooked.”“You get your money’s worth,” he smiles.last_img read more

The people of Križevci proactively started the development of cycling tourism

first_imgYou can see the list of trails at Google Maps , and you can download GPX and KMP tracks on the site Križevci Cyclists’ Association. You either play the game or you don’t. The people of Križevci see their opportunity in cyclotourism, and step by step they are actively working on its development. And the great news is that the Action Plan was not made “pro forma” nor did it collect dust in the drawer, but they immediately started implementing it. Also, since last month at the Tourist Information Center in Križevci, visitors can rent four mountain and four mountain hybrid electric bicycles and ride the bike paths of Križevci and Kalnički prigorje on a bicycle. The Tourist Board of the City of Križevci invites interested parties to apply for participation in the training and send their applications to [email protected] Also, it is extremely important that the Križevci Cyclists’ Association (KUB) is active in Križevci, and that they are an active partner in the development of all cycling documents and plans, as well as the organizers of various cycling races in the city of Križevci. The City of Križevci and the Tourist Board of the City of Križevci, in cooperation with partners, this year have developed an Action Plan for the development of cycling tourism until 2025. Education of bicycle guides of Podravina and Prigorje As they point out from the Tourist Board of the city of Križevci, the education will cover a wide range of material: theoretical, practical and field work. Teaching topics such as: the relationship of a bicycle guide to a guest cyclist, guide equipment, group leadership, cartography and orientation (theory and practice), making tourist package deals, basics of physiology and nutrition, first aid, legislation, basics about bicycles ( types, parts, body position, adjustment, e-bike), riding technique and polygon, field service, etc. “In Križevci, we have been working intensively on the development of cycling tourism for several years. One of the two cycling projects where hiking and biking trails have been built has just been completed. We have also published the first series of brochures in five foreign languages, which promote 10 cycling trails. Also, this is the first step, and we are currently preparing the further development of the entire tourism and cycling infrastructure through EU funds. The most important thing is that after a lot of effort we finally see a positive shift in the arrival of cyclists who explore Križevci and Kalničko prigorje”Points out Olinka Gjigaš, director of the Križevci Tourist Board, and adds that things can certainly only get better in accordance with the implementation of the Action Plan for the development of cycling tourism and further investment in the promotion and development of cycling tourism. center_img Bicycle clubs and associations are the bearers of the development of cycling tourism in every destination, and without them it is certainly difficult and almost impossible to develop cycling tourism. They actively “live” cycling tourism from day to day, know and maintain trails, connect with other cyclists and with the support of the city and the tourist community form the backbone of the development of cycling tourism. Of course, as always, it is up to us whether we want market development or not. Funding is always a major issue, but again, it is important to be proactive and strive for development in line with current resources and opportunities. The Ministry and the CNTB encourage and co-finance cycling projects, there are various EU funds, and certainly how the role of the city and the Tourist Board is crucial in all activities. The city as one of the main investors in tourism infrastructure must understand that investing in tourism development as well as cycling tourism is an investment, not a cost. In Croatia we have the knowledge, successful business models, companies, products and individuals to develop cycling tourism. So, we have everything, the only question is whether we want to deal with market development or not. Just marking the cycling tourism maps on the brochure cannot be called as the development of cycling tourism, there is a whole standard for how cycling tourism develops. As the financial resources for the education of bicycle guides are provided through co-financing from the Croatian National Tourist Board, access to the education is free. Thus, one of the first steps in the implementation of the Action Plan was the construction of pedestrian and bicycle paths in Križevci, which have just been presented to the public. Namely, within the EU project Cyclo-Net, new 4,35 kilometers of bicycle paths were built in Križevci and the construction of a bicycle bridge over the Vrtlin stream in Ivana Gundulića Street and the continuation of the access road on Ratarna from the lookout to Potočka Street. As part of the above-mentioned Action Plan for the development of cycling tourism, in addition to the above-mentioned already implemented activities, it was detected that the destination lacks educated cycling guides. That is why the Tourist Board of the City of Križevci is launching a training program for bicycle guides, which will be held in cooperation with the Istrian Development Tourist Agency (IRTA doo) during the month of September 2019 through two weekends in Križevci and its surroundings. The head of the training program is the alpha and omega development of cycling tourism in Croatia, Martin Čotar, a Croatian cyclist and the head of the Bike and Outdoor department of the Istrian Development Tourist Agency.  Photo: Križevci Tourist Boardlast_img read more

Canada’s British Columbia reports first coronavirus case with unknown origin: CBC News

first_imgAnother two patients, a couple in their 50s and 60s, have recently returned from travel to Iran, and the final new patient is a resident of Seattle who is visiting family in the Fraser Health region, the report said.British Columbia now has 21 confirmed cases of the coronavirus, including four patients who have recovered, according to the BC Centre for Disease Control.The province shares a border with Washington State, where authorities have documented 70 cases of coronavirus. Topics : Canada’s British Columbia province has identified eight more presumptive cases of a new coronavirus including one involving a woman who has no recent travel history, CBC News reported on Thursday.The woman, who is in her 50s and lives in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, has not had contact with other coronavirus patients or people returning from disease hot spots, the report said.Four of the new cases were identified in the same household as another patient in the Fraser Health region who was identified last week, according to the report.last_img read more