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Mike Needham Finds a Home With the Minnesota Vikings

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailMINNEAPOLIS-Per the official Twitter account of the Minnesota Vikings Wednesday afternoon, the franchise announces it has signed former Southern Utah University football star, linebacker Mike Needham.Needham, who was signed by the Arizona Cardinals this past April as a rookie free agent but was subsequently released, will likely have a chance to go to training camp with the Vikings, which commences July 24 for rookies.Needham amassed 100 tackles and 7 pass breakups last season for the co-Big Sky Conference champion Thunderbirds.At 6’3″ and roughly 235 pounds, Needham has the size NFL teams seek after in their linebacking corps.If nothing else, Needham has come into a propitious situation as the Vikings were the NFC runners up in 2017 and are considered among the more talented teams in the NFL. Written by Brad James Tags: Arizona Cardinals/Mike Needham/Minnesota Vikings/NFC/Rookie Free Agent June 20, 2018 /Sports News – Local Mike Needham Finds a Home With the Minnesota Vikingslast_img read more

More young athletes apologize for offensive comments on social media

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailmoodboard/Thinkstick(NEW YORK) — Young athletes have been stepping forward to apologize to the public over past social media posts that many have found offensive or even vicious, saying they regret the comments they posted when they were much younger.Major League Baseball All-Star Josh Hader, 24, who admitted tweeting various racist, misogynist and homophobic tweets in 2011 and 2012, expressed remorse over the comments that had surfaced earlier this month. Hader was 17 and 18 years old at the time he wrote many of the offensive tweets.“As a child I was immature and obviously I said some stuff that was inexcusable,” Hader told reporters in the locker room after the major league all-star game. “That doesn’t reflect on who I am as a person today.”“There’s no excuse for what was said and, ya know, I’m deeply sorry for what I’ve said,” he said.Major League Baseball responded, as well, describing the tweets as “highly offensive and hurtful language.”“During last night’s game we became aware of Mr. Hader’s unacceptable social media comments in years past and have since been in communication with the Brewers regarding our shared concerns,” MLB said in a statement at the time. “After the game, Mr. Hader took the necessary step of expressing remorse for his highly offensive and hurtful language, which fails to represent the values of our game and our expectations for all those who are a part of it. The Office of the Commissioner will require sensitivity training for Mr. Hader and participation in MLB’s diversity and inclusion initiatives.”Lauren Walsh, who runs a publicity company that helps athletes clean up their images, said she has assisted 40 NFL athletes with image control in the past several years.She told ABC News she goes through every post the athletes have ever put up since they started their social media accounts.“They really have to stop and think before they put anything out there because there are more people watching other things that they do,” Walsh said. “Again, you don’t just go to show up and play the game, people want to know more about you, connect with you and one of the biggest things is through social media.”A lot of athletes have posted offensive comments when they were kids or teenagers, according Walsh, but nasty comments can lead to the loss of their careers.Sean Newcomb and Trea Turner are the latest high-profile athlete whose offensive tweets from years past have backfired. Apparently homophobic and racially insensitive tweets that Turner posted from 2011 and 2012 reappeared recently on the internet. The 25-year-old, a shortstop for the Washington Nationals, apologized in a statement released by the team.“I believe people who know me understand those regrettable actions do not reflect my values or who I am,” Turner said, according to the Associated Press. “But I understand the hurtful nature of such language and am sorry to have brought any negative light to the Nationals organization, myself or the game I love.”The Atlanta Braves released a statement saying that it is aware of the past tweets from Newcomb and that the organization was working with the player.“We are aware of the tweets that surfaced after today’s game and have spoken to Sean who is incredibly remorseful,” the statement read.“Regardless of how long ago he posted them, he is aware of the insensitivity and is taking full responsibility,” the statement continued. “We find the tweet hurtful and incredibly disappointing and even though he was 18 or 19 years old when posted, it doesn’t make them any less tolerable. We will work together with Sean towards mending the wounds created in our community.”But Walsh said it can take years to restore a player’s name after posting offensive comments because their “entire brand” is out there.“It’s important that it’s up to you to make sure that you are … putting the right stuff out there,” Walsh said. “The biggest thing is definitely acknowledging that it was that and acknowledging that it happened.”The next step is to start doing more positive things.“Start to put things out there in a positive light or you start to go out in the community or give back to the next generation, but they have to do in a way that authentic to themselves,” she added.Some colleges, like Creighton University, teach their student athletes about good decision-making on social media.Creighton also brings in guest speakers to help the athletes learn about public relations matters such as interviews, social media and public speaking, according to university spokesman Rob Anderson.Like Walsh, Anderson agreed that athletes can be held up as examples and fans are following their activities.“Whether they want to accept it or not, athletes are role models to many within the community and sport they play,” Anderson told ABC News via email. “Having offensive words/actions attributed to them or their social media accounts generates unwanted publicity that casts the athlete into a negative light, and certainly can disrupt the harmony of a locker room or fan base (or worse).”What athletes post on social media can have the same impact as what they say and last even longer.“Posts on social media should be considered to have the same weight as the spoken word in a newspaper or television interview,” Anderson said, “but carry an even bigger risk to go viral in the days and years to come.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Beau Lund July 30, 2018 /Sports News – National More young athletes apologize for offensive comments on social mediacenter_img Written bylast_img read more

Exelis Delivers F/A-18 Electronic Self-Protection Systems to US Navy

first_img View post tag: US Navy August 4, 2014 View post tag: Naval View post tag: americas View post tag: News by topic Back to overview,Home naval-today Exelis Delivers F/A-18 Electronic Self-Protection Systems to US Navy Exelis Delivers F/A-18 Electronic Self-Protection Systems to US Navy The ALQ-214(V)4/5 is the latest variant of the onboard jammer subsystem in the Integrated Defensive Electronic Countermeasures (IDECM) suite.Through a series of enhancements, including miniaturization and improved electronics packaging, the ALQ-214(V)4/5 can be installed on F/A-18E/F Super Hornets as well as – for the first time – on F/A-18C/D Hornets. This will help ensure that both types of aircraft and their crews are protected from modern, dynamic radio frequency threats.“With enhanced software programmability and reduced size and weight, our latest system ensures that naval aviators stay ahead of emerging electronic threats,” said Joe Rambala, vice president and general manager of the Exelis integrated electronic warfare systems business area. “Exelis has helped advance the Navy’s electronic warfare mission for more than 16 years, and this milestone extends our record to 198 months of on-time delivery to the IDECM program.”The ALQ-214(V)4/5 follows the ALQ-214(V)3, the final production delivery of which was made to the Navy in mid-2013. The ALQ-214 is produced at the Exelis Electronic Systems (ES) facility in Clifton, New Jersey. ES is the lead division for the company’s electronic warfare (EW) strategic growth platform, providing advanced, integrated EW solutions to protect and enable domestic and international customers to perform their critical missions.[mappress]Press Release, August 04, 2014; Image: Wikimedia Authorities View post tag: F/A-18center_img View post tag: Exelis Exelis has successfully delivered to the U.S. Navy the first nine full rate production, next-generation electronic self-protection systems for F/A-18 fighter aircraft. View post tag: Navy View post tag: Electronic Share this article View post tag: delivers View post tag: Systems View post tag: Self-Protectionlast_img read more

Oxford records its wettest October in 145 years

first_imgData on Oxford’s rain is collected by a rain gauge next to the observatory in the gardens of Green Templeton College. The gauge is read by eye every morning and is the longest, continuous, single-site precipitation data-set in the UK. With the measurements for rain so high, the levels of sunshine recorded in Oxford were well below average. Last month the Radcliffe station recorded only 70.7 hours of sunshine, which is over 30 hours below the monthly average for this time of year. Oxford recorded its wettest October in 145 years last month, according to data collected at the Radcliffe Observatory. 185.3mm of rain was recorded, making October the wettest month since 1875, and the fourth wettest month on record since 1767.center_img Currently, Keble College doctoral student David Crowhurst is responsible for taking readings from the gauge. In a comment to the BBC he said: “We had an intense start to the month which was driven by Storm Alex, which saw 60mm falling on one day, the 3rd. That was quite something…but we also had 27 rainy days in the month. A rainy day is when rainfall is equal to or greater than 0.2mm per day, and those 27 rainy days are a record for an October.”last_img read more

Mouthing off

first_img“In the four weeks of the World Cup, blokes tend to get a bit obsessed with football to the extent that they don’t look after their partners. The idea is that in the week before the World Cup, we’re saying ’ladies, make sure you get your oats’. What we mean innocently by that is you get to eat oat bread during the course of that week…”marketing director Jon Goldstone on Hovis’ ’Get your oats’ campaign, to be targeted at sexually frustrated women in the build-up to the World Cup”I thought it was petty and ridiculous. I realise they have rules to stick to, but it was so silly, I felt stupid. The staff made me feel like I had committed a crime, yet all I was doing was eating one of their biscuits. The way they made such a big song and dance about it, you would have thought they had captured a shoplifter”86-year-old widow Thelma Williams falls foul of M&S’s VAT police after chomping a 39p biscuit purchased in the food hall in one of its cafés in Blackburnlast_img read more

Gay student shares experience

first_imgAfter senior Brandon Buchanan decided to come out to the Notre Dame community as gay, he felt “surrounded and suffocated” by the heterosexual culture at the University. Single-sex dorms, parietals forcing his female friends to leave and talk of “ring by spring” felt overwhelming to Buchanan and he got severely depressed. “I had a really, really hard time,” he said. “I wanted to drop out of school.” Buchanan said the process of coming out was challenging enough when it was done by choice. If someone had outed him before he was ready, he “[couldn’t] even imagine” what it would feel like. The case of Rutgers University freshman Tyler Clementi, who committed suicide Sept. 22 after his roommate streamed a live encounter between Clementi and another male on the Internet, is one of several recent incidents that have raised questions about the level of acceptance on college campuses. The Straight and Gay Alliance (SAGA) at Saint Mary’s College held a candlelight vigil last night in response to the recent suicides. “The Rutgers situation was just horrifying. It was just one of those things that puts everything back into perspective,” Karen Borja, SAGA president, said. “If it happened there, there is a possibility that it can happen here.” Borja said the vigil was meant to “show that Saint Mary’s cares,” but also to give a voice to the issue and start a dialogue. Buchanan said this kind of preemptive dialogue is exactly what the Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s community needs. “[You] should never have to lose a person to have that conversation,” he said. But Buchanan said he hasn’t heard many students discussing the issue since Clementi and other similar cases made headlines. “I honestly don’t think Notre Dame people think it could happen here,” he said. “And I would disagree.” Buchanan estimated there are about 200 people in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community at Notre Dame. Among those, he said about 150 are closeted students who could potentially be outed without their consent. “There are people here who are completely unwilling to come out but are in these tenuous situations where something could happen,” he said. Another issue that played a role in recent publicized suicide cases among gay teens was bullying and harassment. “Being a teen in general is hard for everyone,” he said. “Every teen wants to be normal.” But fitting in can be more difficult for gay teens that often experience bullying and harassment. Buchanan said teens tend to react emotionally and think the mistreatment will never end. “You assume that the way you’re treated in high school is the way you are going to be treated always,” he said. Buchanan said this hopelessness is a significant factor in the choice to commit suicide and gay teens need role models who can tell them that it will get easier. “No matter where you go, homophobia will be there. However, your ability to handle it, your self-confidence and your own knowledge will grow as you get older,” Buchanan said. “You just have to wait for it. You just have to survive the pain that you feel now and believe that it will get better.” Another factor is the fear that they would lose their support system. In particular, Buchanan said many worry they will lose the unconditional love of their parents if they come out. “People don’t understand what it would be like to fear losing that foundation, especially when as a teen you are dependent on your parents for income and to support you,” he said. On Notre Dame’s campus, Buchanan said he has not experienced harassment or outright discrimination as much as an assumption of heterosexism. “People feel like the only crime against the LGBT community is a hate crime. No, no one has been beaten up between dorms in the middle of the night,” he said. “But it’s an atmosphere. It’s an apathy.” Buchanan said there is an assumption on campus that everyone is heterosexual. “I always feel uncomfortable with ‘Do you have a girlfriend?’” he said. Buchanan suggested using “inclusive language” by asking questions like, “Do you have a significant other?” Borja asked students to be tolerant of the LGBT community at Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s. “Coming out is something really profound. It’s like the essence of a person. If you can’t respect that then what can you respect?” she said. “There just needs to be that tolerance for other human beings.” Buchanan said change is slowly occurring at Notre Dame in regards to accepting the LGBT community, but that does not mean the University is immune to tragedies like those that have occurred throughout the nation. “Do I think that we’re making strides as a community? Are we trying? Yes,” he said. “But could it still happen here? Yes.”last_img read more

Hesburgh Libraries announces partnership with St. Joseph County Library

first_imgSaint Joseph County Public Libraries (SJCPL) and Hesburgh Libraries have formed a partnership that will allow Notre Dame students, faculty and staff to access public library materials.Lisa O’Brien, circulation manager for SJCPL, said the county’s public library patrons can place holds on materials for pick up at Hesburgh Library, and they can return most SJCPL materials to Hesburgh.Lauren Weldon | The Observer “The partnership is mutually beneficial,” O’Brien said. “Hesburgh needed a way for their patrons to access popular materials and SJCPL needed to increase usage by residents affiliated with Notre Dame, a service area that according to our data had very low library usage.”O’Brein said she thinks the partnership is a great example of how libraries can work together to be more effective.“By partnering, we have found a way to meet the needs of our patrons while minimizing costs,” she said. “Because of limited resources, libraries should consider partnerships as an appealing option for sustaining and expanding libraries services.”Tracey Morton, manager of Frontline Services for Hesburgh Libraries, said as a residential campus, it is not easy for a busy student to get to the downtown library to pick up and return materials.“After reading about the many projects Notre Dame has successfully worked and partnered on with the city of South Bend, it inspired me to approach the library senior leadership with the idea, and I was given leave to approach my former co-workers at SJCPL to see if there was an interest and if so, what would that service look like,” Morton said.According to Morton, Hesburgh librarians were investigating a way to provide the leisure reading materials for which students were asking.“SJCPL already provided the service our students were asking for, so why try and recreate it on campus?” Morton said. “Not only do they have popular fiction books, they have popular DVD’s, music and e-books.”She said the issue was figuring out how to help with access to the SJCPL collection.“We can issue or renew SJCPL library cards, as well as check in and check out SJCPL materials,” Morton said.Morton said discussions for the partnership began in May 2015 and the service launched in September 2015.“Right now, such a partnership between a public library and private academic library is unique,” Morton said.Morton said Hesburgh Libraries’ focus is providing excellent customer service to the community and continuing to become a premier research university.“Hopefully in the future we can have a limited browseable physical collection located in the Hesburgh Library,” Morton said.O’Brien said she hopes Notre Dame students, faculty and staff continue taking advantage of the service.“I also hope that we can find more ways to partner with Notre Dame or perhaps offer more library services to ND users,” O’Brien said. “In addition to offering this convenient service, we have many online resources that might be useful to ND users. For example, we have popular titles available for download as e-books and e-audiobooks on our website.”Tags: Hesburgh Libraries, Saint Joseph County Public LIbrarylast_img read more

National 4-H Congress

first_img“We want these young people to have a well-rounded experience at National Congress,”Stewart said. “We include educational opportunities, cultural activities, service projects and, ofcourse, a lot of fun.” Delegates from 46 states and two territories will join state advisors, 4-H staffs, donors andvolunteers in Memphis. Vice President and Mrs. Al Gore are honorary chairs of this year’sNational 4-H Congress. Area schools can take part in the Congress by registering for the town hall downlink. Teacherscan register on the World Wide Web at . The teens will help produce a national satellite town hall meeting, too. The meeting will seekanswers to national youth issues. Well-known motivational speaker Dan Clark will lead it. After they return from Congress, the youths will share what they’ve done and seen. They’ll tryto involve others in their counties and the state. The meeting will be Tuesday, Dec. 3, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. The coordinates are KU-bandSBS 6, transponder 15, or CU-band Galaxy C4, transponder 9, channel 9. More than 1,000 youths are heading to Memphis, Tenn., Nov. 28-Dec. 6. It’s time for the75th Annual National 4-H Congress. “In Georgia, the delegates are the 49 project winners at State 4-H Congress,” she said.center_img “Each state has its own way to choose delegates to National 4-H Congress,” said SusanStewart, National Congress director. Stewart is a University of Georgia 4-H specialist. This year’s National Congress will build on 4-H’s tradition of education. The youths willattend seminars ranging from ethics, career planning and organization to diversity, characterand success. The group will tour historic Memphis. They’ll see the Memphis Zoo, Mud Island and theNational Civil Rights Museum. And they’ll cruise the Mississippi on a river boat. To make the event a success, the Extension Service relies on donors from around the nation. But this Congress isn’t just fun and games. The delegates will also give back to their host city.They’ll visit many Memphis community agencies and volunteer a day helping others. “We want National 4-H Congress to be a week these students will remember for a lifetime,”Stewart said. “We are very grateful to these national partners for helping us do that. And wethank Vice President and Mrs. Gore for lending their support to help make it memorable.”last_img read more

WHO begins pandemic guidance update

first_imgMay 6, 2008 (CIDRAP News) – World Health Organization (WHO) officials today kicked off a 4-day meeting in Geneva to begin revising pandemic preparedness guidance for countries, amid warnings that the risk of an influenza pandemic has not waned since the last update.The new guidance will reflect important advances since the last guidance was issued in 2005, the WHO said in a recent statement. For example, several companies are working on or have developed H5N1 vaccines, clinicians have more experience treating patients who are infected with the virus, and the new International Health Regulations specify how member nations and the WHO should respond to pandemic influenza threats.Keiji Fukuda, coordinator for the WHO’s global influenza program, in an address to about 150 expert participants, said the pandemic threat remains substantial, the Associated Press (AP) reported today. “We can’t delude ourselves. The threat of a pandemic influenza has not diminished,” he told the group.Fukuda told the group that more than 150 countries have preparedness plans, but their levels of detail vary, with some amounting only to brief statements acknowledging the risk, the AP reported.The WHO statement said working groups at the meeting will focus on topics such as disease control, surveillance, nonpharmaceutical interventions, and pandemic communications. New draft guidelines from the meeting will circulate for comments. The WHO said it expects to publish the new pandemic planning guidance by the end of the year.Supamit Chunsuttiwat, an infectious disease expert with Thailand’s health ministry who is chairing the meeting, said the pandemic influenza risk is probably expanding, Reuters reported today. He told Reuters that the H5N1 virus persists on three continents and has infected humans in Indonesia, Egypt, and China this year.”We are concerned that the spread through migratory birds hasn’t stopped. Once the virus is established in birds it is difficult to get rid of the virus and the risk (to humans) remains unless countries develop good control of transmission in birds,” he told Reuters.Fukuda said the WHO’s global stockpile of the antiviral medication oseltamivir (Tamiflu) contains 5 million treatment courses, and the organization is developing a vaccine stockpile that will initially contain 150 million doses, Reuters reported.Since 2003, when the WHO began recording H5N1 cases, the virus has sickened 382 people, of whom 241 died.See also:WHO statement on pandemic planning guidance meetingApr 12, 2005, CIDRAP News story “WHO issues new plan for pandemic flu preparedness”last_img read more

The Tourist Information Center was officially opened in Zadar

first_imgIt began with a short satirical play about tourist habits and the need for information, and ended with the grand opening of the long-awaited Tourist Information Center as – as pointed out – the “new home of Zadar tourism”.A modern tourist information center was inaugurated in Zadar yesterday, located in the most beautiful part of the renovated Cedulin Palace in the heart of the old town, as a cultural heritage monument and under the Zadar ramparts, which have been included in the UNESCO World Heritage List since Sunday. The TIC covers more than 1.300 square meters of outdoor courtyard and indoor space with a reception and offices for the city and county tourist boards, and a total of HRK 15 million has been invested in the renovation. The contractor was “Community Krekić Avangrad”, the supervision was led by the company “D&Z”, while the renovation project is the work of Zadar architects Ivo Letilović and Igor Pedišić from “AB Forum”.”Zadar finally got the Tourist Information Center we have been waiting for a long time”, Said the director of the Zadar Tourist Board Ante Rados at the opening of the Zadar TIC, expressing gratitude to all who recognized and helped the realization of this great project: conservators, designers, contractors, the City of Zadar and the Ministry of Tourism, as well as his colleagues in the Tourist Board , the Supervisory Board, the Tourist Board and the former director of the Tourist Board Zvonko Šupa.I believe that this tourist center in the historic center of Zadar in the most attractive part of the Cedulin Palace will provide valuable and useful tourist information to all tourists and will be a central place for managing tourist activities, ie a place for promoting and strengthening the tourist identity of Zadar and Zadar County. and added: “The record tourist numbers and the increase in overnight stays and guest arrivals is not accidental, and since the beginning of the year it has increased by 23 percent, while in June alone it has grown by as much as 30 percent. This is a consequence of the great work of all those who participate in tourism and proof that Croatia is a constantly growing destination for year-round tourism. The City of Zadar and the Zadar County prove with their tourist services and quality from year to year that they are competitive and quality destinations, so I congratulate everyone who runs Zadar tourism. One of the proofs of that quality work is this TIC”Seven centers opened and HRK 21 million allocated  The Tourist Information Center in Zadar is not the only one that has been implemented by the Ministry of Tourism through cooperation with local self-government units and through its programs. In the past five years, the Ministry has allocated a total of 21 million kuna and opened seven tourist centers in the last two years. “The realization of projects related to information and promotional centers intended for tourists creates preconditions for the development and improvement of the year-round tourist offer. The ministry recognized the importance of building tourist information centers and visitor centersSaid Minister Cappelli.Zadar County is the fourth tourist region in Croatia with Zadar as the center and the most important destination, said Mihaela Kadija, director of the Zadar County Tourist Board and added: “Everything we normally offer to tourists and our entire tourist offer now have their own representative space and a central place for the presentation of this wealth. Thus, Zadar tourism and all those guests who choose Zadar County for vacation, finally got their home”last_img read more