Brandon Morley Transfers To UVU Men’s Basketball From Utah

first_img Brad James Written by Tags: Bingham High School/Brandon Morley/Todd Phillips/Utah Men’s Basketball/UVU Men’s Basketball Morley shot 38.2 percent from the field and 33.3 percent behind the arc. The 7-foot 235-pound forward/center played in 16 games for the Utes last season, averaging 2.4 points and 1.7 rebounds per contest. May 13, 2019 /Sports News – Local Brandon Morley Transfers To UVU Men’s Basketball From Utah FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOREM, Utah-Monday, Utah Valley University men’s basketball head coach Mark Madsen confirmed former Utah men’s basketball forward/center Brandon Morley will transfer to UVU and play for the Wolverines next season. Morley also starred at Bingham High School, scoring 16.3 points and posting 8.3 rebounds per game for the Miners in his senior season of 2013-14. The native of South Jordan, Utah played at SLCC as well for current Wolverine assistant coach Todd Phillips.last_img read more

BNC fresher up for rural award

first_imgA Brasenose fresher has been shortlisted in the Entrepreneur of the Year category for his one-man pig business in the 2008 Yorkshire Rural Awards.First-year PPEist Duncan Turnbull, from York, founded his business Yorkshire Meats, a traditional meat company specializing in breeding and rearing rare-breed pedigree Oxford Sandy and Black pigs, to be sold as a luxury product. “I am absolutely delighted about the nomination for this award, though quite surprised to be honest. It would be incredible to win, and use the proceeds to help the business grow further,” Turnbull said.Turnbull will be competing against two other nominees, the farmer Copley Farm Shops of Purston and owner of animal feed business Ian Mosey of Gilling West. The prize is the top accolade in the annual awards ceremony, which acknowledges and celebrates leading business people who have furthered development of Yorkshire’s rural economy through diversifying by bringing in new jobs.Turnbull founded his own pig business in 2000 at his parents’ farm at Shipton-by-Beningbrough in North Yorkshire. Since then he has built up a large herd of pigs, and catapulted his business to greater success in 2004 by launching an innovative adopt-a-pig scheme. The scheme allows customers to choose a pig, name it, visit it, and then eventually eat it. Turnbull’s clientele spans from Brighton to Aberdeen. He has been filmed for a BBC documentary Jimmy’s Food Heroes and BBC Radio 4’s ‘Farming Today,’ and has written a piece for the Guardian, ‘Saving Our Bacon.’“Originally it started off as a hobby and an interest. As the adopt-a-pig scheme was developed, more and more people become interested and it has really grown to become profitable,” he said.Turnbull declined to comment on details of the profits his business has reaped but confirmed: “Proceeds from the business which is profitable is financing my way through university.” Turnbull juggles his business and academic work by scheduling the busy times of the year, such as butchering, during the vacations. He has no business partners but has hired one employee. “Now, it is more a business than a hobby, but at its current size it will never be so profitable that is could be sustained as a career. Therefore you need to enjoy it, and be a little mad, to continue,” he said.The awards ceremony is due to take place on 23 May. Turnbull gets his hands dirty on his parents’ farm.last_img read more

A flavour of London Pride

first_imgPeter’s Food Service and London brewer Fuller’s have teamed up to launch a steak and ale pie a new addition to Peter’s Regency range. The pie, which features a blend of Peter’s pastry and Fuller’s London Pride ale, has been development over the past few months and was launched at the Fuller’s brewery in London last week. It will be available from delis and major retailers throughout the south of England and Wales.Peter’s makes more than 180 million pies, pasties and sausage rolls each year.RRP: £1.09[]last_img read more

£67k raised for GroceryAid

first_imgA rowing charity event in the Lake District, sponsored by Mars UK, has raised more than £67k for GroceryAid.Twenty-four teams took on the 10.5-mile rowing challenge on Lake Windermere, to raise money for GroceryAid.The morning row saw the Tesco boat, led by GroceryAid trustee Ruston Smith, claim victory with a new course record and fastest time of 1 hour and 54 minutes. In the afternoon row, PepsiCo was the quickest team, powering home in a time of 2 hours and 8 minutes.Throughout the beach party-themed evening that followed the row, a bingo and raffle raised over £2k for GroceryAid.In February, GroceryAid announced that Asda’s chief merchandising officer, Andrew Moore, is the new president of its fundraising committee.last_img read more

Birth of new cardiac cells

first_imgRecent research has shown that there are new cells that develop in the heart, but how these cardiac cells are born and how frequently they are generated remains unclear.In a study from Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), researchers used a novel method to identify the new heart cells and describe their origins.The research was published today in Nature.“The question about how often cardiac cells are born has been extremely difficult to answer because there was a need for new techniques to help us understand this process,” said Harvard Medical School Professor of Medicine Richard T. Lee, the senior author of the paper and a researcher in the Cardiovascular Division at BWH.“We are especially excited about our findings because of the novel way in which we were able to show new heart cells, using multi-isotope imaging mass spectrometry (MIMS),” Lee continued. “Our collaborator, [HMS Associate Professor of Medicine] Claude Lechene, had developed this technology, and as a team we harnessed this for the cardiac regeneration question. These data present one piece of the puzzle when it comes to the discussion around the generation of new cardiac cells.”The team of BWH researchers marked existing cardiac cells genetically to cause them to express a green fluorescent protein. Then they used MIMS to examine the development of new heart muscle cells, called cardiomyocytes, in a preclinical model over a period of months. Researchers were surprised to find that new heart muscle cells primarily arose from existing heart muscle cells, rather than stem cells. Even in the setting of a heart attack, when stem cells are thought to be activated, most new heart cells were born from pre-existing heart cells.“Our data show that adult cardiomyocytes are primarily responsible for the generation of new cardiomyocytes and that, as we age, we lose some capacity to form new heart cells,” said Lee. “This means that we are losing our potential to rebuild the heart in the latter half of life, just when most heart disease hits us. If we can unravel why this occurs, we may be able to unleash some heart regeneration potential.”This research was funded through grants from the National Institutes of Health, the American Heart Association, Future Leaders in Cardiovascular Medicine, the Watkins Cardiovascular Leadership Award, and the Ellison Medical Foundation.last_img read more

Students travel to Mardi Gras

first_imgMardi Gras is traditionally celebrated the Tuesday before Lent begins on Ash Wednesday. However, some Notre Dame students celebrated early by traveling to New Orleans last weekend to participate in the festivities.“Something that many people don’t realize is that Mardi Gras Day actually marks the end of weeks of celebration. The season officially starts on Jan. 6, ‘The Feast of the Epiphany,’” Elizabeth Owers, a senior from New Orleans, said. “The timing can vary depending on the length of the season, but generally the balls will be held during January, and most parades happen the two weeks before Mardi Gras.”Mariana Tumminello, a freshman from New Orleans, returned to New Orleans a few weekends ago for the ball of the Krewe of Janus. She said a krewe is an organization that puts on a ball and/or parade for the carnival season. Tumminello was Queen of the Ball, a position that she was put up for when she was five years old, she said.“This year, three of my friends from New Orleans came home for the ball with me. One of them, Courtney Denault, was a maid in my court. I also was able to bring four friends [from Notre Dame] back with me so they could come to the ball and experience a little bit of Mardi Gras,” Tumminello said.Tumminello said her favorite traditions included king cake, parades and watching the tourists.“Every year my entire family comes in town and we stay at a hotel downtown so we can go walk around the French Quarter and all be together, while my dad and my uncles ride in a parade called Hermes,” Tumminello said.Although Tumminello and Owers were not able to return home for the actual holiday of Mardi Gras, Tumminello said she plans to wear her purple, green and gold shirt and beads on Tuesday to connect with the celebration at home.“When you are not in New Orleans, it is very different. Tourists think Mardi Gras is a crazy drunk party … but it’s actually a very family-oriented event,” she said. “I’ve grown up going to parades with family, going to Mardi Gras parties with friends and just enjoying one of the most exciting times in my hometown.”Owers also said Mardi Gras is misrepresented as a holiday.“The images of drunken debauchery on Bourbon Street are not at all representative of most parades – they’re loud and crowded, but they’re a lot of fun and many areas are family friendly,” she said. “I loved being able to march and dance down the parade route, see my friends and family, and be part of such a unique tradition.“At its core, Mardi Gras is a community event that brings people together and allows them to spend a few days just celebrating life.” Tags: Mardi Gras, New Orleanslast_img read more

People’s United Financial appoints John P Barnes as president and CEO

first_imgPeople’s United Bank,People’s United Financial, Inc (Nasdaq: PBCT), a diversified financial services company, today announced that it has named John P. (Jack) Barnes as President, Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors effective immediately.  Barnes was also named President, CEO and a director of the Company’s subsidiary, People’s United Bank.  Barnes, 54, has served as interim President and CEO since the departure of former CEO Philip R. Sherringham in April. He was with Chittenden Bank Vermont until it was bought by People’s in 2008.The company’s announcement follows an extensive executive search involving internal and external candidates, which the Board of Directors conducted in partnership with Russell Reynolds, a leading executive search firm with substantial financial services sector expertise.”We are pleased to announce that, after a very thorough search process involving numerous external candidates, the Board unanimously determined that Jack is the right leader for the company in its next phase of growth,” said Chairman of the Board George P. Carter. “He has a broad banking background and extensive experience with bank acquisitions and integration ‘ both as a leader at People’s United and at Chittenden Corporation. He also brings to the role a unique and essential understanding of the commitment of People’s United to its customers, employees and communities throughout the franchise.”In the three months that Jack has led People’s United as interim President and CEO, he has clearly demonstrated his strong leadership skills and the ability to execute on our strategy of delivering growth and increasing shareholder value,” Carter added. “Along with our solid second quarter earnings results, we also announced last week two strategic acquisitions that extend our footprint as the largest bank headquartered in New England even further into the New York metro and Boston area markets,” Carter continued. “During the past six months Jack also has overseen the very successful conversion of our core banking systems and the process of rebranding all of our northern New England divisions to the People’s United Bank name.””I am delighted by the Board’s decision,” Barnes said. “I look forward to continuing to work closely with our Board, management team, and dedicated employees as we build on our strong strategic and financial foundation. People’s United benefits from a number of unique characteristics in the present environment, including our enviable footprint, strong balance sheet, solid asset quality and many growth prospects, and I am excited about the opportunity to fully realize the bank’s potential.”Barnes joined People’s United Financial as Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer following the acquisition of Chittenden Corporation in early 2008.  In this position, he managed Information Technology, Operations, Real Estate Services and Business Services.  Barnes joined Chittenden Bank in 1983 after five years with the FDIC in Boston. He became Senior Vice President and Chief Credit Policy Officer in 1988.  In 1990, he was named to head the Credit Policy and Administration division. In 2002, he was appointed Executive Vice President in charge of the newly formed Chittenden Services Group, which included Information Technology, Operations and other centralized services for the corporation. Forward-Looking Statements Disclosure and “Safe Harbor” NoteCertain statements contained in this release are forward-looking in nature.  These include all statements about People’s United Financial’s plans, objectives, expectations and other statements that are not historical facts, and usually use words such as “expect,” “anticipate,” “believe” and similar expressions.  Such statements represent the Board’s and management’s current beliefs, based upon information available at the time the statements are made, with regard to the matters addressed.  All forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could result in outcomes (including those affecting People’s United Financial’s actual operating results or financial condition) that differ materially from those expressed in or implied by such statements.  Factors of particular importance to People’s United Financial include, but are not limited to:  (1) changes in general, national or regional economic conditions; (2) changes in interest rates; (3) changes in loan default and charge-off rates; (4) changes in deposit levels; (5) changes in levels of income and expense in non-interest income and expense related activities; (6) residential mortgage and secondary market activity; (7) changes in accounting and regulatory guidance applicable to banks; (8) price levels and conditions in the public securities markets; (9) competition and its effect on pricing, spending, third-party relationships and revenues; and (10) the successful integration of acquired companies.  People’s United Financial does not undertake any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.People’s United Financial, Inc., a diversified financial services company with approximately $22 billion in assets, provides consumer and commercial banking services through its subsidiary, People’s United Bank, with nearly 300 branches inConnecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Maine and New York. Through additional subsidiaries, People’s United provides equipment financing, asset management, brokerage and financial advisory services, and insurance services.SOURCE: People’s United Financial, Inc. 7.22.2010/PRNewswire-FirstCall/last_img read more

GAO urges more effort to gird US infrastructure for pandemic

first_img “While some discussion has occurred, there are opportunities to further address these issues through the increased federal and private sector use of the sector-specific and cross-sector coordinating councils,” the report states. Potentially confusing and conflicting messages from the many government agencies responsible for providing information on the pandemic issue Uncertainty about federal and state roles in areas such as state border closures and pandemic flu vaccine distribution Maintaining a focus on pandemic planning, given the unpredictable timing of a pandemic and the existence of more immediate problems, such as foodborne disease outbreaks The GAO reviewed preparedness efforts in the five sectors (other than public health and healthcare) that it deems most essential to maintaining society and the economy during a pandemic: transportation, food and agriculture, water, electric power, and telecommunications. A need for more funds for training and infrastructure and dealing with potential legal and regulatory issues Nov 2, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – The federal government should step up efforts to prepare the nation’s key infrastructure industries, such as energy and transportation, for an influenza pandemic, Congress’s investigative agency said in a report this week. In some cases the federal and private sectors are using the coordinating councils to cooperate on infrastructure protection, but those efforts so far focus mainly on hazards in general rather than a pandemic in particular, the report says. Yet some specific pandemic preparations are under way. For example, the Communications Sector Coordinating Council has set up a working group to address telecommuting issues. The coordinating councils are advisory groups set up by DHS to foster collaboration within and between government and the private sector to protect the nation’s “critical infrastructure.” A government coordinating council and a sector coordinating council were set up for each of 17 industrial sectors, ranging from information technology and telecommunications to water and electric power. The agency interviewed officials from the federal agencies responsible for infrastructure protection related to the five sectors and also reviewed infrastructure protection plans, regulations, and guidance. A letter from a DHS official, included in the report, says DHS concurs with the GAO recommendation. More than 85% of the nation’s critical infrastructure is owned and operated by the private sector, the report notes. It says that public-private partnerships are vital to ensure that essential services will continue during a pandemic or other national emergency.center_img The report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), released Oct 31, recommends that the secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) take the lead in encouraging the “coordinating councils” for the infrastructure sectors to prepare for the challenges the sectors will face during a pandemic. Government and private-sector officials who were interviewed by the GAO reported a number of challenges they face in working together on pandemic preparedness: Sep 11 CIDRAP News story “GAO finds gaps in federal pandemic planning” DHS is in a good position to lead this endeavor, because it is responsible for coordinating infrastructure protection and is the lead agency for more than half of the critical industrial sectors, the GAO says. Accordingly, the agency recommends that the DHS secretary, working with other sector-specific agencies, “lead efforts to encourage the government and private sector members of the councils to consider and help address the challenges that will require coordination between the federal and private sectors involved with critical infrastructure and within the various sectors” before and during a pandemic. House Homeland Security Chairman Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., said the GAO report confirmed his view that DHS should make better use of the infrastructure coordinating councils, according to a Nov 1 report by CQ Homeland Security, published by Congressional Quarterly Inc. See also: GAO report: Influenza pandemic: Opportunities exist to address critical infrastructure protection challenges that require federal and private sector coordination The federal government and private sector have already taken some steps to prepare the nation’s infrastructure for a pandemic, such as developing general preparedness guidance and determining the number of workers necessary to maintain operations, the GAO says. Developing strategies to address “the crucial cross-sector interdependencies” in the nation’s infrastructure, “such as the electricity and telecommunications capabilities that are necessary to support all the other sectors”last_img read more

German tourists are still the most numerous on the Adriatic

first_imgIn May 2018, tourists spent the most nights in hotels, 2,2 million overnight stays, which is 38% of the total number of overnight stays. Compared to May 2017, hotels recorded an increase in arrivals by 13% and an increase in tourist nights by 14%.In May 2018, 252 thousand rooms, apartments and camping places with a total of 648 thousand permanent beds were available to tourists.In the group Resorts and similar facilities for short vacations, there were a total of 100 thousand rooms and suites available to tourists (which is 40% of the total number of available rooms and suites) with a total of 264 thousand permanent beds (which is 41% of the total number of available permanent beds ).In the group Hotels and similar accommodation tourists had at their disposal a total of 76 thousand rooms and suites (which is 30% of the total number of available rooms and suites) with a total of 158 thousand permanent beds (which is 24% of the total number of available permanent bed). The average occupancy of rooms was 59,6%, and permanent beds 55,7%.Tourists aged 65 and over realized the most overnight staysSource: CBSIn May 2018, tourists in the age group of 65 and over realized the most overnight stays, 1,1 million, which is 18% of the total overnight stays. They are followed by tourists in the age group from 55 to 64 years with 980 thousand overnight stays, which is 17% of total overnight stays, and tourists in the age group from 45 to 54 years with 933 thousand overnight stays, which is 16% of total overnight stays.Domestic tourists prefer the City of Zagreb, and foreign tourists DubrovnikIn the first five months of 2018, domestic tourists realized the most overnight stays in the City of Zagreb, Rovinj – Rovigno, Opatija, Split, Dubrovnik and Zadar, which is 31% of the total number of overnight stays of domestic tourists.Foreign tourists prefer Dubrovnik, then the City of Zagreb, Rovinj – Rovigno, Poreč – Parenzo, Split and Umag – Umago, which is 35% of the total overnight stays of foreign tourists. Hotels achieved the most overnight stays In the first five months of 2018, tourists made 3,5 million arrivals and 10,3 million overnight stays in commercial accommodation facilities, which is an increase of 19% in arrivals and a 24% increase in tourist overnight stays compared to the same period in 2017.In the first five months of 2018, domestic tourists realized 655 thousand arrivals and 1,4 million overnight stays, which is 10% more arrivals and 8% more tourist nights than in the same period last year.In the first five months of 2018, foreign tourists realized 2,8 million arrivals and 8,9 million overnight stays, which is an increase of 22% in arrivals and a 27% increase in tourist overnight stays compared to the same period last year. Most overnight stays of foreign tourists were realized by tourists from Germany (27%), Austria (11%), Slovenia (9%) and the United Kingdom (7%).In May, 35% of the total overnight stays were made by tourists from GermanyMost overnight stays of foreign tourists in May 2018 were realized by tourists from Germany, 1,9 million overnight stays (35% of the total overnight stays of foreign tourists) and tourists from Austria, with 588 thousand overnight stays of tourists (11% of the total overnight stays of foreign tourists ), according to data from the Central Bureau of Statistics (DSZ).Compared to May 2017, tourists from Germany achieved a significant increase in arrivals by 91% and an increase in overnight stays by 116%, and tourists from Austria achieved an increase in arrivals by 50% and an increase in overnight stays by 26%. , 8,3%), Slovenia (5,0%), Poland (4,0%) and France (3,6%) of the Netherlands (3,4%) and the USA (3,2%).Double-digit increase in tourist arrivals and overnight staysIn May 2018, 1,6 million tourist arrivals and 5,8 million tourist nights were realized in commercial accommodation facilities. Compared to May 2017, there were 30,7% more tourist arrivals and 39,9% more overnight stays.Domestic tourists realized 200 thousand arrivals and 441 thousand overnight stays, which is an increase of arrivals by 10,9% and an increase of overnight stays by 8,4% compared to May 2017. Foreign tourists realized 1,4 million arrivals and 5,3 million overnight stays , which is 34,0% more arrivals and 43,4% more overnight stays compared to May 2017.Source: CBSIstria County is still the first in terms of the number of overnight staysThe County of Istria achieved the largest number of tourist arrivals and overnight stays in May 2018, 434 thousand arrivals and almost 2 million tourist overnight stays. Rovinj with 325 thousand overnight stays of tourists and Poreč with 276 thousand overnight stays are the cities with the highest number of overnight stays in the Istria County.Domestic tourists increased their arrivals by 4,6% and increased their overnight stays by 6,6%, while foreign tourists increased their arrivals by 53,8% and increased their overnight stays by 60,7%. Tourists from Germany realized the most overnight stays, more than 900 thousand (45% of the total overnight stays in the County of Istria). Compared to May 2017, tourists from Germany achieved a significant increase in arrivals by 123% and an increase in overnight stays by 140%.Dubrovnik, the city with the highest number of tourist nightsIn May 2018, Dubrovnik was the city with the highest number of overnight stays of tourists in commercial accommodation, with 460 thousand overnight stays. Most overnight stays were realized in the group Hotels and similar accommodation, 60%, and then in the group Resorts and similar facilities for short breaks, 39%.Compared to May 2017, domestic tourists in Dubrovnik recorded an increase in arrivals by 4,1% and overnight stays by 5,5%, and foreign tourists recorded an increase in arrivals and overnight stays by 13,7%. Most overnight stays were realized by tourists from the United Kingdom, 114 thousand, and tourists from the US, 51 thousand overnight stays.last_img read more

The project “Tastes of the mountain and the sea” for the area of ​​Lika-Senj County was presented

first_img Share TagsgastronomygospićLika-Senj CountylikaTastes of Croatian tradition Today in Gospić, a unique project “Tastes of the mountains and the sea” was presented, so 12 restaurants from the Lika-Senj County were awarded the standard of the same name, writes”Tastes of the mountain and the sea” are part of the project “Tastes of Croatian tradition” which deals with improving the offer of traditional local dishes in the daily offer of restaurants, networking of standard bearers Tastes of tradition for joint business, educational, promotional and marketing activities.From the area of ​​Lika-Senj County, the project today includes 12 restaurants that have received official labels for their restaurants – Bistro Ribič, Hotel Zvonimir, Catering trade Albatros, Restaurant Maki, Bistro Travel, Restaurant Ana, Restaurant Macola, Rest Zir, Restaurant Ribar , Restaurant No5, Bistro Moby Dick and Restaurant Riva Time, the number has increased to over a hundred restaurants with the sign Tastes of Croatian tradition in Croatia.center_img Lika-Senj County Tourist Board”Starting from the realization that gastronomy is an important part of the identity of individual regions, an increasingly important motive for travel, but also an important element in assessing the overall satisfaction of the guest with a tourist destination, we decided to get involved in this project. The project is aimed at developing the offer of local specialties, culinary recognition, branding and networking of the area, promotion and systematic development of the tourist offer and new tourist products in the field of gastronomy. pointed out the director of the Tourist Board of Lika-Senj County Ivan Radošević.Restaurants that are holders of the “Tastes of the Mountain and the Sea” certificate must have a minimum of two local traditional dishes and six beverage labels in their daily offer, of which at least four are wines. They are marked with a standardized plate with a unique sign and logo with the addition of a local spatial definition. The ultimate goal is the continuity and sustainability of the quality of the offer, achieving excellence and innovation in the use of traditional foods, and ultimately the design of themed restaurants – restaurants with tradition, which will constantly offer more typical local dishes and provide guests with opportunities to actively participate in food preparation.Also, this year the Lika-Senj County Tourist Board launched the portal, which aims to promote the gastronomic offer of the entire county, and the certification process “Tastes of the mountains and the sea” is just a continuation of the entire project. On one side the scents of the sea, stone, sage, olives and bora, and on the other the smell of grass, hay, forest, fresh summer and harsh winters. On one side the taste of fish, salt, olive oil, rosemary and sage, Pag lamb and on the bora dried prosciutto and cheese, and on the other the taste of fresh milk, cheese base and škripavac, lamb from the spit or under the oven with golden baked potatoes, cabbage and meat, panties, trout, corn and flour and plums, mushrooms and drinking water from a spring.Gastronomy is certainly one of the main assets of Lika-Senj County and it is imperative to offer your authentic dishes in tourism. For more on the gastronomic story of Lika-Senj County, as well as the list of restaurants, events and the Cheese Road, see Lika Gastro. last_img read more