Triple-A Salt Lake Edged By Las Vegas

first_imgJuly 20, 2018 /Sports News – Local Triple-A Salt Lake Edged By Las Vegas FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail(Salt Lake City, UT)  —  The Salt Lake Bees were unable to pull off a four-game sweep as they fell to the Las Vegas 51’s 6-4 at Smith’s Ballpark.Conor Lillis-White gave up two runs in less than three innings to take the loss.  The Bees open a three-game series at Tacoma tonight.Salt Lake is second in the PCL Pacific Southern at 51-and-47, one game behind El Paso. Robert Lovell Tags: Baseball/PCL/Salt Lake Bees Written bylast_img

Pelicans take Zion Williamson with No. 1 NBA draft pick

first_imgJune 21, 2019 /Sports News – National Pelicans take Zion Williamson with No. 1 NBA draft pick FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailABC News(NEW YORK) — Zion Williamson plays with force and ferocity, a Hulk in hightops who looks as though he’d never show a soft side.Draft night proved otherwise.Williamson was the No. 1 pick of the New Orleans Pelicans — a surprise to nobody who watched basketball this past season. But afterward, he couldn’t hide his emotions, even though he along with everyone else knew what would happen Thursday night.“Because I love the game of basketball,” he said. “You can hear people say things like, ‘Oh, that it was likely I was going to go number one.’ But I guess you don’t know until you actually go through it. Hearing my name called and I was able to make it on stage without a tear, shake the commissioner’s hand, but in the interview my mom was standing beside me, and my emotions just took over.”The 6-foot-7, 285-pounder compiled a career worth of highlights into just one season, becoming the third freshman to be voted player of the year by the Associated Press.His assault on the rims made him a favorite of college basketball fans, but his game is more than just dunks. Williamson averaged 22.6 points and 8.9 rebounds while shooting 68 percent from the field.Williamson will step into an open position in New Orleans, which recently agreed to trade all-star Anthony Davis, the last freshman to win the AP award, to the Los Angeles Lakers.The Memphis Grizzlies also quickly addressed a positional need by taking Murray State’s Ja Morant with the No. 2 pick. The Grizzlies agreed to trade Mike Conley, their longtime point guard, to Utah a day earlier.RJ Barrett then made it two Duke freshmen within the top three picks when the New York Knicks took the guard who actually edged out Williamson to lead the Atlantic Coast Conference in scoring. Knicks fans hoped they would get Williamson after finishing with the worst record in the league but seemed happy to end up with Barrett, loudly cheering and chanting “RJ! RJ!” when the pick was announced.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Written bycenter_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

Oxford academics awarded prominent EU research grants

first_imgImage: Guillaume Périgois via unsplash.com Four Oxford University academics have been awarded major European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grants. Funded by the European Union, the grants of up to £2.2 million each and over £500m in total will allow pioneering research and generate 1900 new research jobs at 14 universities in EU Member States and associated countries.  Among the Oxford researchers awarded the grants are Professor Ros Rickaby at the Department of Earth Sciences for her research proposal ‘SCOOBI – Seeking Constraints on Open Ocean Biocalcification.’, which aims to further understand the ocean’s complex ecosystem and carbon cycle in response to the Earth’s changing climate through the study of coccolithophores and foraminifera (single-celled mineralising phytoplankton).  Professor Renier van der Hoorn of the Department of Plant Sciences received funding to continue his work looking into unlocking extracellular immunity for new crop protection strategies, which are essential to feeding a growing world population. Plant pathogens decrease food production by between 18 and 30%, and these losses are expected to increase with climate change and reduced agrochemical use. Women comprised 22% of applicants for and 23% of recipients of the grants, which represents a ‘steady increase’ in female applicants from previous years. However, the ERC seeks further gender parity in applications and told Cherwell it “hope to see more public authorities, universities and research institutions encourage women’s participation in all fields of science and also in the ERC grant competitions”.center_img Professor Federico Varese at the Department of Sociology received an Advanced Grant for his research ‘Production, Trade and Governance: A New Framework for the Understanding of Organized Crime’. His project will attempt to understand organised crime through a new framework, breaking traditional disciplinary boundaries between the social sciences, and adopting a global outlook. It will investigate organised crime from local cybercrime production hubs in Europe, to the international trade of drugs from Colombia to Europe, and the emergence of criminal governance inside and outside prisons. Professor Masooda Bano at the Oxford Department of International Development has been awarded funding for her research ‘Choosing Islamic Conservatism: Muslim Youth in Europe and the UK and the Question of Social Cohesion’, which explores the persistent appeal of Islamic conservatism among young Muslims in Europe and the UK. Professor Bano’s project will take cues from the growing interest in the role of neighbourhoods in religious socialisation, and develop a unique approach to understanding the ‘stickiness’ of Islamic conservatism in the West. The four Oxford winners are among 51 UK grant recipients, a total surpassing that of any other country. UK researchers qualify for the grants because the UK is an “associated country” to the ERC under the Horizon Europe scheme. Writing on their website, the ERC describes the research as “for the benefit of all EU citizens”. The ERC further noted the importance of strong UK-EU ties, and told Cherwell that “up to half” of those recieving ERC Starting Grants in the UK are EU nationals.last_img read more

New York City To Invest $500,000 In Grants For Local Female Musicians, Producers

first_imgWomen-identifying creatives in New York City will soon have the opportunity to receive financial assistance by way of city-sponsored grants. Announced on Wednesday, the New York City Mayor’s Office will commit $500,000 to help fuel the careers of female music makers in hopes of generating more diversity within the historically male-dominated music industry.Related: Sleater-Kinney Shares First Track From St. Vincent-Produced New Album, Adds Tour Dates [Listen]According to reports shared on Wednesday, the NYC Women’s Fund for Media, Music and Theatre (formerly known as “NYC Women’s Film, TV and Theatre Fund”) under direction from the Mayor’s office will now include music under its financial umbrella for the first time ever. The latest edition of the city’s financial-meets-creative initiative was announced by the City of New York Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (“MOME“) commissioner Anne del Castillo during the annual New York Music Month conference: Innovation at the Intersection of Music + Tech earlier this week. The announcement marks the start of the second round of a $5 million, three-year program run through MOME.Applications for grant funding will become available starting next month for female-identifying producers, composers, engineers, solo musicians, ensemble bands, and orchestras who are not currently signed to a major record label, and live within New York City. Aspiring musicians and producers must also provide evidence of having played numerous concerts and must have proof a growing fanbase.Qualified applicants may ask for up to $20,000 in city-sponsored grants–to be administered by the New York Foundation for the Arts–to fund a new EP, album or video for yet-to-be-released work. The money awarded in grants may be administered to help creatives pay for rented studio time, instrument/equipment rental, and more. Winners of the funds for the will be announced in March 2020. As of this week’s announcement, the program has already awarded $1.5 million in grants to 63 various projects in film, TV, theatre and digital media, all created by women.“We are thrilled to announce the addition of music to our NYC Women’s Fund to commit $500,000 to the cause of fostering greater gender equity in the music industry,” del Castillo mentioned in a statement with the announcement. “This is an important step in our ongoing efforts to increase representation across the media and entertainment sectors.”Head here for application info.[H/T Billboard]last_img read more

Great Britain passes 10-day mark with no coal-fired generation

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Renew Economy:Great Britain’s recent trend of breaking the number of hours it can go without using coal generation in its electricity mix continues this week as, at time of writing, the country chalks up more than 10 consecutive days without coal.We have been covering Great Britain’s (as distinct from the UK, as Britain’s energy grid does not include Northern Ireland) success at removing coal from its energy mix for some time, now, and so far, 2019 has seen records tumbling like dominoes.In just the past month alone, Britain has increased its record time spent without coal generation from 90 hours over the Easter weekend up to 8 days, 1 hour, and 25 minutes a fortnight later in early May.Unsurprisingly, then, Fintan Slye, the head of Britain’s National Grid, told media in the UK: “I predict it will become the ‘new normal’.”The UK is currently looking to phase out coal from its energy mix completely by 2025. In line with this, coal capacity has fallen dramatically in recent years as various power operators shuttered their projects and transitioned either to nuclear, or more frequently, renewable energy sources.Over the first quarter of 2019, coal generated only 2.9TWh, around 3 per cent, of the country’s electricity – down 37.2 per cent from the previous quarter and down 65 per cent from the same quarter a year earlier. Conversely, renewable energy sources generated 27.2TWh over the same first quarter – 33 per cent of the country’s electricity generation.More: Britain goes record 10 days without coal power – and counting Great Britain passes 10-day mark with no coal-fired generationlast_img read more

Bolivia Assembles its First Advanced Trainer Aircraft

first_img With the inauguration of the Airspace Industry and Technology Center (CITA), in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, on June 1, authorities also introduced two military advanced trainer aircraft, the first two to be completely assembled in Bolivia in the last 20 years. The FAB-540 conducted its first flight presentation during the ceremony, after being assembled at the CITA facilities in a record time of seven days. The construction of the two Foxtrot-type aircraft was completed prior to the presentation, but there is a third model currently being assembled. The first model was called “Gavilán” (FAB-540), and has a capacity of up to four people, while the second one, called “Sayubú,” has a capacity of up to two people. By Dialogo June 07, 2013center_img The new Bolivian Technology Center aims to develop and manufacture novel prototypes of national aircraft, and its operation has been possible with a $240,000 investment, according to the Web page aviaciónboliviana.net. The Foxtrot are also used for liaison, medevac and acrobatics, and have a turbo-charged Lycoming IO-540 engine, reaching speeds up to 426 kilometers per hour, with a maximum operational altitude of 4800 meters.last_img read more

PREMIUM‘Crisis like no other’ will shrink Indonesia’s economy, IMF forecasts

first_imgLog in with your social account Forgot Password ? Indonesia’s economy is on track for a significant contraction this year as the coronavirus crisis has hit the global economy more severely than previously expected, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has forecast.The United States-based institution projects that Southeast Asia’s biggest economy will contract by 0.3 percent this year, according to the June update of the World Economic Outlook titled A Crisis Like No Other, An Uncertain Recovery, which was published on Wednesday. The global economy, meanwhile, is expected to shrink by 4.9 percent.“The COVID-19 pandemic has had a more negative impact on activity in the first half of 2020 than anticipated, and the recovery is projected to be more gradual than previously forecast,” the IMF said, highlighting a reversal of progress on poverty reduction and job creation.“In countries with high shares… Topics : Linkedin Facebook LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Google IMF International-Monetary-Fund World-Economic-Outlook Indonesia economic-growth GDP-growth COVID-19last_img read more

Subsea 7 Stays in Red

first_imgEngineering and construction specialist Subsea 7 has seen recognised loss in the quarter ended March 31, 2019 on activity drop in renewables and heavy lift business units, forex expenses and tax charge against prior-year comparable period.The Oslo-listed firm posted quarterly loss of $19 million, or $6 cents per diluted share, on revenue of $860 million, versus loss of $18 million, or $3 cent per diluted share on revenue of approximately 810 million same time last year.The company reported adjusted EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA margin for the quarter of $111 million and 13 percent respectively, against $103 million and 13 percent in Q1 2018.Total vessel utilisation was 68 percent, up 16 percentage points from the prior-year period.SURF and Conventional revenue for Q1 2019 was $747 million, up $162 million compared to Q1 2018.Revenue for the Renewables and Heavy Lifting division ($173 million) was cut by 70 percent when compared to Q1 2018.Order backlog was $5.2 billion, with order intake totaling $1.1 billion.The company’s guidance for 2019 has been updated, with revenue expected to be in line with 2018 and adjusted EBITDA expected to be slightly lower with net operating income to be positive.“We are now guiding for 2019 Group revenue to be broadly in line with 2018 as we continue to experience a gradual volume-ledrecovery in integrated and stand-alone SURF projects. Our guidance on Adjusted EBITDA being lower in 2019 compared to theprior year remains unchanged. We have started to see increased pricing on tenders for major new projects, but this will take time to materialise in our financial results due to an anticipated two to three year time lag, on average, between tender, award and execution,” said Jean Cahuzac, CEO.Subsea World News Stafflast_img read more

Augustine Beach Boat Ramp Remains Closed for Dredging

first_imgThe Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) has just announced the extension of Augustine Beach Boat Ramp intermittent closure for maintenance dredging through August 1.According to DNREC, the closure of the Augustine Beach Boat Ramp near Port Penn and adjacent intertidal beach located on the south side of the existing rock groin has been extended to complete maintenance dredging of the boat ramp access channel that has been delayed due to equipment issues.During this time period, the boat ramp will be closed from 8 a.m. each Monday until 5 p.m. each Thursday, reopening from 5 p.m. each Thursday until 8 a.m. each Monday, DNREC said in the release.The site parking lot will remain open for the duration of the dredging project.Weather permitting, the project is expected to be complete, with full access restored, by Friday, Aug. 2.last_img read more

Zimbabwe: Crocodile Exports Nets $500 000 in Profits in 2014

first_imgIn Zimbabwe crocodile farming might be a niche business at the moment – with skin exports worth close to  $30 million – this is sector that’s sure to grow.But setting up a breeding farm could take as long as five years – as the reptiles require a special dietlast_img