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Bees Open Season Today

first_img Tags: Baseball/PCL/Salt Lake Bees April 5, 2018 /Sports News – Local Bees Open Season Today Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail(Salt Lake City, UT)  —  The Salt Lake Bees open the regular season today at Smith’s Ballpark versus the Albuquerque Isotopes.They’ll be at home for the next five games.The Bees have served as the Angels’ Triple-A affiliate since 2001.  First pitch is at 6:35 p.m. Robert Lovelllast_img

UK Navy Warship HMS Liverpool Rescues Refugee Ship off Tripoli

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today UK Navy Warship HMS Liverpool Rescues Refugee Ship off Tripoli August 23, 2011 View post tag: Navy HMS Liverpool helped rescue a refugee ship when it came under fire off Tripoli as Libya’s civil war engulfed the country’s capital.As rebel forces closed in on the heart of the city, a small Maltese ship tried to enter harbour to ferry evacuees to safety – only to come under fire.The vessel was damaged and, although still under way, her manoeuvrability was limited.She was spotted by the Portsmouth destroyer, which was carrying out a surveillance mission off Tripoli at the time, and the Royal Navy vessel immediately offered assistance.The Type 42 destroyer threw a line to the stricken craft and towed her to open waters so she could return to Malta safely under her own steam.With the good deed done, Liverpool resumed her mission monitoring fast-flowing events ashore.Prime Minister David Cameron praised the efforts of all Service personnel involved in Operation Ellamy – the British codename for the operation first to evacuate civilians from Libya, then to enforce UN sanctions under NATO’s Operation Unified Protector.He said that British forces would remain committed to the mission “for as long as needed” to support the wider NATO mission to protect civilians.“This has not been our revolution, but we can be proud that we have played our part,” he said outside No.10 this morning.”“Today the Arab spring is a step further away from oppression and dictatorship and a step closer to freedom and democracy.”“And the Libyan people are closer to their dream of a better future.”[mappress]Source: royalnavy, August 23, 2011; UK Navy Warship HMS Liverpool Rescues Refugee Ship off Tripoli View post tag: Tripoli View post tag: News by topic View post tag: HMS View post tag: Liverpoolcenter_img View post tag: UK View post tag: rescues View post tag: ship View post tag: Naval View post tag: Warship View post tag: Refugee Share this articlelast_img read more

2nd Annual Memorial Day Run and Salute to the Fallen! – Registration Open!

first_imgEvansville Memorial Day 5k/10k race and salute Garvin Park, Evansville, Indiana  Monday, May 29th, 2017 Please join us as we honor our Fallen Veterans during this special holiday event, recognizing them for their ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.  The day starts with a special salute to our Fallen Veterans at 8:00 a.m., followed by the 5k run/walk and 10k run.5K Runners and Walkers, and 10K runners have the opportunity to bring attention to their own military service, or to dedicate their participation to a friend or family member who served. T-shirts will be included for runners and walkers, prizes awarded for top runners in each age and group category with registration. Timing will be handled by To The Finish LLC. For more information or to sign up, see below.We ask that any active, reserve or inactive Veterans join us at 8:00 a.m. for a salute to the fallen and to our country’s flag.  If you know a Veteran please share this event with them.  We are offering a 10% discount for all Veterans participating in the 5K.  Coupon code: VETERANClick here for ONLINE RACE REGISTRATIONMilitary organizations and those serving the Veterans are invited to have a vendor booth to bring awareness and sell merchandise at the event. For more details and to RSVP email [email protected], May 29th, 2017 – 8 a.m-12 a.m.In 2016, and with your help, we raised $575.00 for 7 local Veteran Organizations!This event is FREE to the public and everyone is invited to join Evansville’s only Memorial Day Run and Salute!5K and 10K PARTICIPANT SIGNUP: Racers and walkers can register either online ($2.50 additional fee) or by mailing a downloadable entry form. Please mail check with completed form to address indicated.5K Entry fee is $20 before May 15th, $25 after and $30 on registration day.10K Entry fee is $30 before May 15th, $35 after and $40 on registration day. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Law School dedicates new building

first_imgHarvard Law School’s (HLS) alumni reunion this past weekend reconnected friends from near and far in the School’s newest addition, the 250,000-square-foot Wasserstein Hall, Caspersen Student Center, Clinical Wing Building on the campus’ northwest corner.During an official dedication ceremony on Friday, donors, alumni, HLS professors past and present, representatives from the city of Cambridge, and members of the architectural firm Robert A.M. Stern Architects gathered in the building’s Milstein Conference Center.Speakers included Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow, Harvard President Drew Faust, and Elena Kagan, associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court and former HLS dean.“Welcome to the Law School’s living room, welcome to the new shape of legal education,” said Minow, who saw the project to its completion.The complex, created to improve the overall student experience at HLS, includes classrooms and learning spaces of varying sizes equipped with the latest technology, meeting spaces, a sizable lounge, and offices for the School’s student-led organizations, journals, and clinical programs.Justice Elena Kagan ’86, the former dean of Harvard Law School, praised the project. “My sense,” said Kagan, “is that it has succeeded beyond anyone’s dreams.”“The physical spaces of this building allow Harvard Law School to support an educational experience for its students that is both pathbreaking and unparalleled,” said Faust. “I’m proud that during this 375th year of Harvard’s existence, Harvard Law School is, as in the days of Christopher Langdell, setting the standard for innovation and excellence in legal education.”Kagan, who took over the project from her predecessor as dean, and Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor and Austin Wakeman Scott Professor of Law Robert Clark praised all those who helped bring the complex to fruition.“My sense,” said Kagan, “is that it has succeeded beyond anyone’s dreams.”Near the end of the ceremony, Law School student W. Reese Fogle answered the question hinted at in jest by some observers: Are students really using the new space when visitors aren’t around?“We are filling every nook and cranny of this building,” Fogle said.last_img read more

Saint Mary’s Love Your Melon Crew aims to help pediatric cancer patients

first_imgOn October 22, campus crews and hospitals across the country celebrated National Love Your Melon (LYM) Day. LYM is an apparel brand that aims is to put a hat on the head of every child battling cancer in America. LYM donates 50 percent of profit from all LYM products to support pediatric oncology research and fund charitable programming initiatives.The Saint Mary’s crew celebrated National Love Your Melon Day with an informational table, set up in an attempt to raise awareness for LYM and their mission. Additionally, the group had the opportunity to visit local hospitals and celebrate with patients there. The SMC crew arrived in full superhero garb to do crafts, handout beanies and share smiles.The mission of LYM has always been meaningful to Bridget Julian, a junior at Saint Mary’s and the president of the College’s crew.“It is just a really awesome national celebration of LYM and their mission,” Julian said.Both crews and hospitals continue their celebrations throughout the week in an effort to support LYM and its associated partners and their contributions to pediatric cancer research. An Instagram post from SMC LYM said, “A children’s smile reminds the SMC Love Your Melon Crew how rewarding it is to make a difference”.Julian said the easiest way to stay up to date on LYM related events is by following Love Your Melon SMC on social media. The crew utilizes Instagram and Facebook to share its messages.While National Love Your Melon Day only lasts 24 hours, the LYM crew has events planned for the rest of the semester as well.“We are really excited to collaborate with Saint Mary’s sports teams, as well as the Office for Civic and Social Engagement to further spread the mission of LYM” Julian said.Engagement and involvement is a cornerstone of this club’s identity, Julian said, and she hopes involvement will spread beyond Saint Mary’s.“This year we want to focus on community involvement, not only with Notre Dame but with the greater South Bend community as well,” she said. “One of our main goals this year is to encourage everyone on campus to send in and tag SMC LYM in photos of them in Love Your Melon products”.While the Saint Mary’s crew is at maximum capacity for members this semester, there are still plenty of opportunities available to get involved with LYM, Julian said. All members of the greater Saint Mary’s community are invited to support the crew at on-campus events.“We always welcome melon seeds to help plant the seed of LYM around campus and the community,” Julian said. Tags: cancer, Love your Melon campus crews, Love your Melon Daylast_img read more

Administrators, students discuss suspension of Hong Kong study abroad program

first_imgIn a Nov. 20 press release, the University announced its decision to suspend Hong Kong study abroad programming for the 2020 spring semester, citing concerns for student safety as violence surrounding pro-democracy protests in the region has escalated. Fourteen students had planned to study at one of Notre Dame’s three Hong Kong study abroad programs, based at the University of Hong Kong, the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). Following the announcement, Notre Dame International (NDI) worked with affected students to offer them alternative study abroad experiences at different sites around the world, said Michael Pippenger, vice president and associate provost for internationalization.Cristina Interiano | The Observer “We are always monitoring events around the world. Our first and primary responsibility is to make sure our students are safe,” he said.Hong Zhu, senior director of global education, said this semester, one Notre Dame student was studying abroad in Hong Kong. As the protests escalated and began to disrupt classes, the institution the student was studying at, HKUST, announced it was allowing international students to leave early and complete their classes online. Zhu said NDI gave the student the option to either leave early or finish the semester in Hong Kong. The student ultimately opted to leave early, she said.Pippenger said the student’s return led NDI to have “a natural discussion” about the study abroad program in the spring, and the issue was considered from multiple angles.“We watched the events unfold in Hong Kong, and we saw that the protests and the government’s response to the protests was getting closer and closer to the heart of the university communities there,” he said. “We looked to see what was going on in the global education community with our peer institutions to see whether or not they were closing their programs and getting a sense of where and why.”Of the three Hong Kong universities affiliated with Notre Dame, only HKUST decided not to accept international students for the spring semester, but Notre Dame chose to suspend programming for all three institutions, Zhu said.“Based on all these facts, together we decided the best decision is to suspend all of them, not just one, and then try to place [the Notre Dame students] in other locations when it is still possible,” she said. “There’s too much uncertainty to continue in 2020 with the situation in Hong Kong and with what we have benchmarked.”The 14 students who had committed to the Hong Kong program for the spring semester were given four options for alternative study abroad sites. Zhu said six students chose to study in Galway, Ireland, four chose Rome, one chose Jerusalem and no one chose São Paulo. Three students opted to stay on campus for the spring semester. Although the official deadlines for enrollment in the other programs has passed, all students who chose an alternative site were enrolled in their program of choice within a week of the decision.Pippenger said Notre Dame’s decision to suspend the Hong Kong study abroad program came after Duke, the University of Chicago, the University of Michigan and other American institutions suspended their study abroad programs for the semester.The decision to suspend the program currently applies to only the spring 2020 semester, Pippenger said.“We would look jointly at what’s going on later in the spring to see if we would suspend the program again in the fall or if we would reopen it,” he said.Pippenger said NDI has cancelled study abroad programs in the past, such as a program in Egypt during the Arab Spring and a program in Japan following the 2011 earthquake, but neither he nor Zhu recalled a cancellation during either of their times with NDI.Junior Bradley Batas is one of the students who had planned to study abroad in Hong Kong in the spring. Batas said he and the other students planning to study in Hong Kong were informed of the suspension by email Nov. 16.“We didn’t really expect it to be officially cancelled, but we kind of had the feeling in the back of our minds that if things do get any worse, with all the things happening in the news, it was definitely a possibility,” he said. “It kind of did make things a pain, looking back at all the preparation we did, the flights that I booked, all the excitement which ended up building up, and then to have that all falling down in one day. At the same time, we got placed in other programs, so things kind of worked out.”Batas said he will be studying abroad in Galway, Ireland, next semester.Tags: Hong Kong, Notre Dame International, study abroadlast_img read more

Casting Set for Tiny Beautiful Things Off-Broadway

first_img View Comments Related Shows Nia Vardalos(Photo: Joshua Blanchard/Getty Images) Complete casting has been announced for the Nia Vardalos-led world premiere of Tiny Beautiful Things. Directed by Thomas Kail (Hamilton) and adapted by Vardalos from the book by Cheryl Strayed, the production will begin previews on November 15 and officially open on December 7 at the Public Theater. The show is scheduled to remain off-Broadway through December 31.Phillip James Brannon (BootyCandy), Alfredo Narciso (The Motherf***er With The Hat) and Natalie Woolams-Torres (Hamlet) will appear as multiple letter writers to the online advice columnist Sugar, played by Vardalos. Miriam Silverman (Hamlet) is set to cover Vardalos and will take on the role of Sugar on November 20 and November 27 at 6:30 PM.The show follows Sugar, the online advice columnist who thousands of people have turned to for words of wisdom, honesty and hope. As anonymous readers come to her with their deepest and most personal problems, Sugar—who ultimately revealed herself to be Strayed—finds a way to weave her own life experiences together with theirs, creating a beloved column about the monstrous beauty, endless dark and glimmering light at the heart of being human.Co-conceived by Marshall Heyman, Kail and Vardalos, the production will feature scenic design by Rachel Hauck, costume design by Jennifer Moeller, lighting design by Jeff Croiter and sound design by Jill BC Du Boff.center_img Tiny Beautiful Things Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 10, 2017last_img read more

Sally brings 100-mph winds as it rumbles into US Gulf Coast

first_imgTopics : Hurricanes are considered to have the potential for devastating damage when they have sustained winds past 111 mph (179 kph).Mississippi and Louisiana called for evacuations of low-lying areas and President Donald Trump issued an emergency disaster declaration for both states. Alabama closed the state’s beaches and recommended evacuations of residents in low-lying areas.Mobile, Alabama Mayor Sandy Stimpson warned residents he expected a “tremendous amount of flooding” and said the city was barricading intersections likely to see high water.Ports, schools and businesses closed along the coast. The US Coast Guard restricted travel on the lower Mississippi River in New Orleans to the Gulf, and closed the ports of Pascagoula and Gulfport, Mississippi, and Mobile, Alabama. Hurricane Sally drew closer to the US Gulf Coast on Tuesday morning, bringing heavy rains and surging water ahead of its expected landfall as a Category 2 hurricane, with the chance of further strengthening possible.The second strong storm in less than a month to threaten the region, Sally’s winds increased to 100 miles per hour (155 kph), and late Monday was 90 miles (145 km) east of the mouth of the Mississippi River, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.It could wallop the Mississippi and Alabama coasts on Tuesday with devastating winds of up to 110 mph, on the cusp of becoming a Category 3 hurricane on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale of intensity, the NHC said.center_img Energy companies buttoned up or halted oil refineries and pulled workers from offshore oil and gas production platforms.The hurricane is expected to dump between 8 and 16 inches (20 to 40 cm) of rain on the coast, with isolated 24-inch downpours, and cause widespread river flooding.Mississippi appears more likely for landfall, but Sally’s biggest threat is that it will be a “rainmaker” across a wide swath of the Gulf Coast, with 3 to 4 inches (7.62 to 10.2 cm) in areas as far inland as Atlanta, said Jim Foerster, chief meteorologist at DTN, an energy, agriculture and weather data provider.Sally is the 18th named storm in the Atlantic this year and will be the eighth of tropical storm or hurricane strength to hit the United States – something “very rare if not a record” said Dan Kottlowski, senior meteorologist at AccuWeather, noting that accurate data on historic tropical storms can be elusive.last_img read more

Owner-occupiers moving to affordable suburbs

first_imgThe home at 24 Willand Drive, Beenleigh.A near-new family home has sold under the hammer in Beenleigh as owner-occupiers look to the area for affordable real estate. Brennan Hill, of Ray White Beenleigh, said the home at 24 Willand Drive sold at auction for $452,500. “We had two registered bidders and that party that won made an offer prior to auction,” he said. “They were very happy with the outcome and so were the vendors.” More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020Mr Hill said the five-bedroom, two-storey home attracted strong interest in the lead-up to the auction. Inside the home at 24 Willand Drive, Beenleigh.“We had 14 groups through for inspections, over 25,000 engagements on realestate.com.au and about 30 email inquiries,” he said. “The big contributing factor was that the home was near-new, had five bedrooms and was more affordable than an equivalent home in somewhere like Rochedale or Ormeau.”Mr Hill said owner-occupiers were looking to suburbs such as Beenleigh, Mount Warren Park and Edens Landing for affordable family homes. “Family homes in Beenleigh and surrounding suburbs are running out the door,” he said.last_img read more

Former Queensland Governor Leneen Forde has listed her Gold Coast home for sale

first_imgFormer governor Leneen Forde is selling her Gold Coast property.FORMER Queensland Governor Leneen Forde has listed her Gold Coast property for sale.Ms Forde, served as the 22nd Governor of Queensland from 1992 until 1997.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach Northless than 1 hour agoNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Property records reveal the home, which was on a 478sq m block was previously listed as an owner with other family members but as of 1999 she was listed as the sole owner.According to CoreLogic the home will be auctioned on Saturday February 3 at 1am through Ray White Mermaid Beach.It’s listing describes it as a beachfront home with coastal views to Currumbin Alley Rock, Burleigh Headland and the Surfers Paradise skyline.It has a fully fenced yard and a swimming pool.There are four bedrooms and it is within walking distances of the surf life saving club.last_img read more