Written by Tags: Colorado School of Mines Orediggers/Dallas Baptist/Davis Heslington/Dixie State Men’s Golf/Kevin Graves/Midwestern State Invitational/Spencer Wallace/Wichita Falls Country Club/Wichita Texas FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailWICHITA FALLS, Texas-Tuesday, former Beaver High School multi-sport star athlete Davis Heslington, competing for Dixie State men’s golf, tied for 55th as the Midwestern State Invitational hosted by the Wichita Falls Country Club of Wichita, Texas drew to a close.Heslington shot 226 for the tournament, giving him an overall finish of +13.The overall individual champion was Garrett Leek of host-school Midwestern State as he shot a collective score of 205, placing him at -8 to give the Mustangs an individual title.Heslington’s Trailblazers’ squad placed seventh overall with a net score of 875 and a final tally of +23. The best overall performer for Dixie State was Spencer Wallace who ended the tournament tied for 13th with Kevin Graves of Dallas Baptist. Wallace and Graves each had a net score of 214, finishing at +1.The Colorado School of Mines Orediggers won the overall team title with a score of 834, causing them to finish at -18 overall.Heslington and his teammates are next in action Monday-Wednesday October 28-30 at the Hawaii-Hilo/Dennis Rose Intercollegiate Tournament at the Waikoloa Kings’ Couse of Hilo, Hawaii. Brad James October 15, 2019 /Sports News – Local Former Beaver High Star Heslington Ends Midwestern Tournament Tied For 55th
View post tag: Naval View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Sri View post tag: visits Commander of Sri Lanka Navy Visits Pakistan View post tag: Commander View post tag: Lanka Back to overview,Home naval-today Commander of Sri Lanka Navy Visits Pakistan At an invitation extended by Chief of Naval Staff of Pakistan, Admiral Mohammad Asif Sandila, Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy, Vice Admiral Jayanath Colombage visited Pakistan from 06th to 11th November 2012.During the visit, the Commander of the Navy was able to hold wide ranging discussions on matters of mutual interests and bilateral importance with the Pakistan CNS and officials. He called on COM PAK, Vice Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah at PNTS, Commander Destroyer Squadron and Commander Karachchi, Rear Admiral Khawaja Ghazanfar Hussain at PNA Bahadur.The Commander of the Navy and President of the Sri Lanka Navy Seva Vanitha Unit, Mrs. Srima Colombage also attended a dinner hosted by Governor of Sindh at Governor’s House.The visit has strengthened the relations between Sri Lanka and Pakistan which maintain close, cordial and mutually supportive relations in a number of fields. Pakistan Navy offers advanced and specialized training to SLN personnel and both forces have friendly relations which reflect their camaraderie and professional commitments.[mappress]Naval Today Staff,November 14, 2012; Image: Sri Lanka Navy View post tag: Pakistan November 14, 2012 View post tag: Navy Share this article Authorities
Back to overview,Home naval-today Coastal Riverine Positions Open for Women Authorities The 30-day Congressional notification requirement ended Sept. 15, which now opens 21 JTAC positions for the assignment of women.This decision is part of the Department of Defense’s rescission of the 1994 Direct Ground Combat Definition and Assignment Rule and is one of Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus’s goals to maximize professional opportunities for women.JTAC is a Navy Enlisted Classification (NEC) in the Riverine Squadrons. There are 21 billets available in the CRF.The only remaining community that is still closed to women is Special Warfare, an issue Special Operations Command and the Navy continues work on together.[mappress]Press Release, September 19, 2014; Image: US Navy View post tag: Navy View post tag: americas View post tag: Coastal Riverine View post tag: open View post tag: News by topic Coastal Riverine Positions Open for Women View post tag: Naval View post tag: Women September 19, 2014 View post tag: Positions The US Navy announced this week that women can now be assigned to the Coastal Riverine Force Joint Terminal Attack Controller (CRF JTAC) training and positions. Share this article
FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail Evansville, Ind. – Extreme temperatures the last half of December 2017 through the first half of January this year have led to gas usage in volumes which rival the highest ever seen. The volume of gas delivered through Vectren’s 3,200-mile pipeline network to its 110,000 customers in southwest Indiana from Dec. 15, 2017 through Jan. 15, 2018 is projected to be among the highest ever delivered.“It goes without saying the bitter cold weather has forced furnaces to work harder, and the spike in gas deliveries demonstrates just how cold it’s has been over the past few weeks,” said Brad Ellsworth, president of Vectren Energy Delivery of Indiana – South.The average customer will see a bill that is 25 to 30 percent higher than the bill they received during this same four-week period last year.“With usage up this sharply, customers will see higher bills than last winter, and we encourage those that are challenged to pay to reach out to us for payment options,” added Ellsworth. “On a positive note safe, reliable delivery is enhanced with the Smart Energy Future infrastructure projects that Vectren continues to perform on our energy delivery system.”Customers who need assistance managing costs should contact Vectren at 1-800-227-1376. Qualifying customers can set up a payment arrangement whereby they can pay the bill in smaller increments over a set period of time. This is a free service with no interest charges. In addition, Vectren can offer guidance on income-qualified energy assistance. Energy efficiency tips and resources can be found at Vectren.com/saveenergy.Customers utilizing electric space heating can expect to see a difference in bills as well. Bills during this same 30 day timeframe due to extremely cold temperatures are forecasted to increase around 25 percent.
Chef Rosemary Shrager has launched a range of biscuits to help raise money for the Veteran’s Artisan Bakery, based in Catterick, North Yorkshire.Earlier this year the bakery agreed a two-year partnership with Shrager, who will support it as a celebrity patron.The bakery was launched in February 2012, and helps former soldiers suffering with post-traumatic stress or vulnerable to homelessness. It is run by social housing organisation Riverside ECHG, and provides individuals with new careers skills, as well as an insight into running a business.The biscuit range was unveiled at the Great Yorkshire Show on Wednesday (10 July) this week. The recipes for the new Oaty and Ginger biscuits were decided by Riverside’s Veterans themselves with expert guidance from the chef, who will be launching her new baking book later this year.Shrager said: “This biscuit has taken 18 months in development with Cause UK. We really want people to dunk and donate, I cannot think of a better way of raising money for charity than eating biscuits and drinking a good cup of tea.”Ten percent of the profits from the sale of the biscuits will be donated to the charity. They will be available in a number of independent retailers, and Rosemary’s new cookery school in Tunbridge Wells.Shrager has been involved with Riverside from the start after launching the bakery in February 2012 in partnership with specialist Harrogate-based fundraising and marketing consultancy, Cause UK.She added: “I have always supported charities that help address mental health issues and I whole-heartedly believe the work the bakery does with veterans who are damaged, physically, mentally or emotionally, can help transform vulnerable lives. I’m a great believer in offering fresh starts for people, I’ve been rock bottom myself and I know how baking has literally transformed my own life.”
By Sharon OmahenUniversity of GeorgiaChildren of full-time, active-duty soldiers are somewhat preparedfor the possibility of a parent being deployed during wartime.Children of reservists and guardsmen typically aren’t.To help military kids cope with separation and other issuesrelated to having a soldier-parent, the University of GeorgiaExtension Service has designed a week of 4-H camp just for them.”Operation 4-H: Joint Forces at the Falls” is set for July 11-15at Wahsega 4-H Center in Dahlonega, Ga. It will bring together120 of Georgia’s military teenagers.The grant-funded camp costs just $25 for the week. It’s open to13- through 15-year-old kids whose parent is now, will soon be orhas recently been deployed. The parent can be in any branch ofservice, with emphasis on the Army National Guard, Air NationalGuard or Army Reserve.’Suddenly military'”This camp will especially benefit children of parents who arewhat we call ‘suddenly military,'” said Mandy Marable, a UGAExtension 4-H specialist and Operation Military Kids statecoordinator. “Suddenly military kids are those who have neverbefore experienced their guard or reserve parent being deployed.”In the past, their parents served their country by spending oneweekend a month or a few training weeks each summer away fromhome, Marable said.”With Operation Enduring Freedom and the global war on terrorism,our country is relying more and more on guard and reservists todefend our freedom,” she said. “When a parent leaves for duty, itimpacts the entire family. Operation 4-H is designed to help themcope.”Camp RobinsFor the past two years, Georgia 4-H has offered a similar campHouston County. Peggy Bledsoe, the Houston County 4-H agent, andCarolyn Stevens, the flight chief at Robins Air Force Base,helped plan the first camp, Camp Robins.”Being part of a military community, Peggy and Carolyn fullyunderstand how families are impacted by deployment,” Marablesaid. “Now that we’re offering the camp statewide, we’re pullingin resources like UGA Family and Consumer Sciences experts DonBower and Sharon Gibson, who are aware of military family needsand have appropriate educational materials.”At Camp Robins, Bledsoe found that going through experiences likethose of their parents greatly benefits military kids.”Our campers go through the same ‘bag and drag’ experience anddeployment line on the first day,” she said. “They’re issued dogtags and a black T-shirt, which serves as their uniform.”Rise and shineThe military campers are awakened at 7 a.m. for their dailyexercise regime. They even eat military rations.”The kids don’t really like getting up so early. But we want thecamp to be realistic,” Bledsoe said. “They don’t eat exactly liketheir parents. We only serve them the MREs (meals ready to eat)once.”Bledsoe said she modeled Camp Robins after a similar camp atWright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio. She’s excited to see itexpanded to a statewide camp.”We’re now offering Camp Robins for younger military children,”she said. “No matter where it’s held, it’s a wonderful, wonderfulcamp that really meets a need in our state.”One of the main goals is to have the teens experience militarylife, Marable said. But it’s still 4-H camp.”The kids get to do all the things we do in every other 4-H campacross our state,” she said. “They’ll go swimming and tubing,make crafts, climb high and low ropes courses and play ultimatefrisbee, too.”For more on “Operation 4-H: Joint Forces at the Falls,” see theprogram’s Web site at www.georgia4h.org/main/Headlines/OMK/.(Sharon Omahen is a news editor with the University of GeorgiaCollege of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)
Jun 27, 2008 (CIDRAP News) – Frustrated federal officials today reported they were still hunting for a major break in their investigation of a nationwide Salmonella outbreak thought to be caused by tomatoes, and for the first time they hinted that another type of produce might be responsible for the illnesses, which have now risen to 810 confirmed cases.David Acheson, MD, associate commissioner for foods at the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), at a press briefing today said teams of investigators have spent the past week taking hundreds of samples from farms, packing houses, and distributors in Florida and Mexico.Of about 1,700 samples collected so far—mostly of tomatoes—none have yielded the relatively rare Salmonella enterica Saintpaul strain found in the sick patients, he said.In early June the FDA warned consumers not to eat raw red plum, red Roma, or red round tomatoes, or products that contain any of those varieties, unless the growing areas are on a list posted on the agency’s Web site. The agency is focusing its investigation on farms in southern Florida and certain Mexican states that were harvesting tomatoes when the outbreak began.America’s biggest produce outbreak?Patricia Griffin, MD, chief of the Enteric Diseases Epidemiology Branch at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), told reporters that states are still completing and submitting laboratory results. She said the number of cases shown to match the outbreak strain has risen to 810, from 36 states and the District of Columbia. The latest illness onset is Jun 15, which is 2 days later than the CDC’s last update.Though the epidemiologic investigation shows that there is a strong connection between the sick patients and tomato consumption, Griffin said the CDC is keeping an open mind about the possibility of other contaminated produce items, especially since many of the case-patients reported eating salsa, guacamole, and other items that contained a mix of produce ingredients.Griffin said the outbreak is considered to be ongoing, though a large portion of the illness onsets occurred in the last 2 weeks of May and in early June. She said it wasn’t possible to provide an epidemiologic curve because data on the outbreak are still coming in.As in other recent updates on the outbreak, the CDC said the new cases mainly reflect increased surveillance by state health departments and completion of lab tests, rather than a surge of new cases.Based on information from 523 patients, at least 95 people were hospitalized, but no deaths have been blamed on the outbreak. (As mentioned in the CDC’s earlier updates, however, salmonellosis may have contributed to the death of a Texas man who died of cancer.)The outbreak may be the largest ever attributed to fresh produce in the United States. Craig Hedberg, PhD, a foodborne disease expert at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, told CIDRAP News he was unaware of a larger outbreak.In 2006, an Escherichia coli O157:H7 outbreak linked to fresh spinach sickened 205 people. In 2004, three multistate Salmonella outbreaks involving tomatoes totaled 561 cases, according to previous reports.Distribution complexities hamper trace-backAcheson said an important lesson investigators have learned over the past week is how complex the tomato packing and distribution system is. Tracing backward from boxes delivered to stores or foodservice institutions is difficult, because packers often include tomatoes from different growing regions, both domestic and imported. “They’re repackaged to meet specific customer requirements, such as small ripe tomatoes,” he said. “This is a very common practice.”To further complicate matters, Acheson said investigators have found that in some instances, Florida tomatoes were repackaged in Mexico and Mexican tomatoes were repackaged in Florida.”This makes tracing extremely difficult. It’s important to control expectations—we may never find the smoking gun,” he said.Acheson said federal investigators consulted with tomato industry experts early on in the search for the source of the contamination. “We’ve learned a lot about growing systems and packaging. We’ve gotten a lot of cooperation,” he said.He expressed frustration with the trace-back problems, but said he wasn’t’ sure if laws regulating packaging would solve the problem. “We’ve got to improve the process. We’re not getting an answer fast enough,” he said.Expert: Systemic flaws hobble outbreak investigationEarlier this week, Michael T. Osterholm, PhD, MPH, an infectious disease expert who has led large outbreak investigations, including some involving tomatoes, criticized the federal government’s handling of the Salmonella outbreak. In an interview published Jun 24 on PerishablePundit.com, a Web site and blog published by food industry expert Jim Prevor, Osterholm charged that the FDA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have bungled the effort to find the source of the contamination.Osterholm, who is director of the University of Minnesota Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, publisher of CIDRAP News, further clarified today in an interview with CIDRAP News that his criticisms are mainly aimed at the entire foodborne illness surveillance and investigation system and not any one individual or agency. He said the current leadership structure at the agencies is inadequate for meeting the demands of a fragmented and disjointed surveillance and outbreak investigation system.Public health authority rests with state and local departments, Osterholm said, and he acknowledged that federal officials often don’t have the authority to assign outbreak response a higher priority. He said communication between state and local health departments and federal public health officials is often poor and that states vary widely in their ability to conduct and quickly report laboratory tests. “We have a very fragmented system with major delays. For time-sensitive outbreaks, you can’t have that happen,” he said.”The overall system is broken,” Osterholm said. “It looks like we’re doing a lot, but I want to know how many cases we’ve prevented—a very small percentage, I would argue.”He questioned whether the FDA and CDC are making the best use of industry experts who are not directly involved in the outbreak. “In many instances, industry has the best intelligence. You bring together wise, experienced people who don’t have a vested interest,” he said, adding that current outbreak investigations are often hampered by inexperienced field personnel who depend too much on looking at farm, producer, and distributor records.Osterholm also criticized the media for focusing too much on the large number of cases in the outbreak, which he said leads people to believe they are still at great risk for tomato-related illnesses. Reporters should press the CDC for more details about the peak of the illnesses, which would provide a more realistic assessment of the current risk, he argued.”The media is so poorly trained on these issues. They need to ask more meaningful questions to put the outbreak in context,” he said.An incomplete case-control pictureCase-control investigations are a very powerful tool during outbreak probes, but the FDA appears to have made a major mistake by tracing back only the tomatoes eaten by the sick patients ate and not those consumed by the healthy controls, Osterholm asserted. He said tracing the control-group tomatoes would help investigators zero in on tomatoes from some sources and eliminate others. In this instance, tracing the control tomatoes would also help authorities zero in on whether tomatoes really are the source of the outbreak, he said.At a Jun 20 news briefing on the outbreak, a reporter asked Acheson if investigators had tried to trace tomatoes consumed by the healthy controls. “We’ve not done that, we don’t routinely do that,” he said. “It’s an intriguing possibility, but no, we don’t do that.”In the first investigations of multi-state tomato-related Salmonella outbreaks, back in the 1990s, tracing the tomatoes consumed by both case-patients and healthy controls was a key step in finding the source of the problem, according to Osterholm and Hedberg, who worked together on the investigations.”If you don’t trace control tomato sources, you have no perspective on the many possible sources that show up for cases,” Hedberg told CIDRAP News recently. He and Osterholm both said that unless the FDA takes this step, it may never find the source of the outbreak.Murky rationale behind cleared growing areasOsterholm also charged that the FDA has failed to explain clearly how it has determined which states and countries are not associated with the outbreak. Since early in the episode, the agency has posted an online list of states whose tomatoes were judged to be safe. Consumers have been advised not to eat raw red plum, red Roma, or red round tomatoes unless they come from one of the listed growing areas.”Right from the get-go, it was unclear how FDA was coming up with that list,” Osterholm told the Perishable Pundit. “If any place not producing in late April/early May is safe, why the confusion and piecemeal additions to the list day by day? . . . If FDA believed states and countries not in production at the time of the outbreak were safe, they should have included all states and countries in that category.”On the other hand, he said, the FDA has suggested that tomatoes might be getting contaminated by a re-packer somewhere along the distribution chain. If that’s the case, the list of safe areas would be invalid, he charged. In any case, it’s unclear whether the list is based on dates of production or some other criterion.Osterholm’s conclusion was that the list “was based on those [growing areas] that screamed the loudest, and from a public health standpoint that’s not right.”The FDA and CDC this week declined invitations from CIDRAP News to respond directly to Osterholm’s critique, saying their experts were too busy dealing with the outbreak.See also:Jun 27 CDC Salmonella outbreak updateSep 6, 2007, CIDRAP News story “CDC warns of Salmonella risk from tomatoes”Dec 1, 2005, CIDRAP News story “Produce linked to more disease cases than poultry”
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Assailants killed 15 inhabitants of an indigenous village in southern Mexico that has been plagued by local disputes, authorities said on Monday, in one of the most brutal attacks to shake the countryside in recent years.State prosecutors in the state of Oaxaca said the bodies of 13 men and two women were identified as victims of the attacks over Sunday night and Monday morning in the municipality of San Mateo del Mar, east of the Pacific port of Salina Cruz.The San Mateo del Mar municipal government said in a statement that the attack was orchestrated by at least six armed people with the support of a suspected local crime boss. A state official said the photos were genuine.No arrests have yet been made, the official added.San Mateo del Mar lies on a coastal spit, and the area has suffered from territorial disputes and conflict over rights of way for many years, according to the state official.The area around the isthmus of Tehuantepec has also become known in recent years for land disputes over infrastructure projects. Topics : In a separate statement, Oaxaca state prosecutors said investigations are under way into what sparked the violence in Huazantlan del Rio, a local village of Ikoots indigenous origin. Officials are still investigating whether the attackers had guns.The two women killed had been protesting against abuses by one of the suspected attackers, who described himself as a representative of Huazantlan del Rio, the municipal government said.The conflict stemmed from road blocks organized in recent weeks by people claiming to represent Huazantlan del Rio authorities who wanted to stir up trouble for their own ends, the municipal government said, without giving more details.The attackers tortured and burned alive a number of their victims, the municipal government said. Photos of some of the victims’ partly burned corpses were published on social media. One of the dead men appeared to have been beaten with bricks.
Topics : After years of failing to live up to their billing in Europe, Paris Saint-Germain are within 90 minutes of the Champions League final thanks to their dramatic win over Atalanta on Wednesday, and coach Thomas Tuchel now knows “everything is possible” for his team.PSG were on the verge of another disappointing Champions League exit as they trailed Atalanta 1-0 into the 90th minute in Lisbon, where all the latter stages are being played after the long coronavirus shutdown.But Mario Pasalic’s 27th-minute strike for the Italians was finally cancelled out by Marquinhos, who scrambled in a last-gasp leveller. Choupo-Moting makes his mark PSG will be hopeful the France star can start the semi-final next Tuesday, but it is thanks to Choupo-Moting that they are there at all.”We’ve already won four titles this season but the most important is this one,” declared the Cameroon striker.It seems ironic that PSG — the world’s fifth-richest club according to this year’s Deloitte Football League — needed to rely on a free transfer from Stoke City to take them through to the Champions League semi-finals for the first time since the Qatari takeover in 2011.They had gone out in the last 16 the past three years, but Choupo-Moting’s goal saw them break through the glass ceiling on the same day PSG marked their 50th anniversary.From Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Ronaldinho, some fabulous players have turned out for the club in their relatively short history, although Choupo-Moting has not made much of a mark in his two seasons in Paris.He had not previously scored in the Champions League and would probably have been best remembered for missing an open goal while standing on the line in a game against Strasbourg.Indeed he would not even have been playing in this match in different circumstances.Choupo-Moting’s contract expired in June but he agreed to stay on for two months to play a part in the ‘Final Eight’ after Edinson Cavani — PSG’s all-time top scorer, who was also out of contract — walked away.And so the 31-year-old came on for the ineffective Mauro Icardi for the closing stages. He will at best have a bit-part role to play in the semi-final, though.Mbappe could be ready to start then and Angel Di Maria will return from suspension, although Marco Verratti will probably be out again injured.”There is a big difference between playing with or without Kylian,” Tuchel said.”That’s clear, and it’s the same with Marco and Angel. Now we have six days for Kylian to get back to his best.”I’m not sure about Marco, but we are in the last four, everything is possible.” After all, Atalanta’s entire wage bill is believed to be equivalent to what PSG pay Neymar per year (about 36 million euros, or $42.5m).Absent from decisive Champions League games in the last two seasons because of injuries, Neymar was excellent here, never giving up. He set up the equalizer and played a part in the winner.”Going home never crossed my mind,” said the world’s most expensive player.Mbappe was only fit enough to play the final half-hour, after a spell on the sidelines with an ankle injury, but his pace down the left flank had Atalanta on the back foot in the closing stages and he laid on the winner. Then, three minutes into injury time, Kylian Mbappe set up fellow substitute Eric Choupo-Moting to convert the clinching goal.”The goals came very late but we deserved the victory. We never stopped believing or attacking,” said Tuchel, whose team will face Atletico Madrid or RB Leipzig in the semi-final, the club’s first since 1995.”The boys who came off the bench had a big impact. We deserved it, we made our own luck.”The money ploughed into the French champions by their Qatari owners has increased the pressure on PSG to deliver and losing to Atalanta would have invited more criticism of a club whose recent record in such games has been poor.