August 28, 2019 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 8/27/19 Beau Lund Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Tuesday’s sports events:MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLINTERLEAGUEBaltimore 2, Washington 0Toronto 3, Atlanta 1Boston 10, Colorado 6AMERICAN LEAGUECleveland 10, Detroit 1Oakland 2, Kansas City 1Houston 15, Tampa Bay 1 Minnesota 3, Chi White Sox 1LA Angels 5, Texas 2NY Yankees 7, Seattle 0NATIONAL LEAGUEChi Cubs 5, NY Mets 2Pittsburgh 5, Philadelphia 4Cincinnati 8, Miami 5St. Louis 6, Milwaukee 3Arizona 3, San Francisco 2LA Dodgers 9, San Diego 0 WOMEN’S NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONIndiana 86, Las Vegas 71Phoenix 95, New York 82Washington 95, Los Angeles 66Minnesota 93, Chicago 85Connecticut 89, Seattle 70Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
March 6, 2020 /Sports News – Local Utah Football adds two home games with Dixie State to 2028 and 2030 football schedules Tags: Dixie State Trailblazers Football/Utah Utes Football Written by Robert Lovell FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY—The Utah football program has added two home games against Dixie State to its 2028 and 2030 schedules, the schools announced today.The first meeting of the two-game agreement will take place Thursday, Aug. 31, 2028, and the second game is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 29, 2030. Both will be played at Utah’s Rice-Eccles Stadium.Utah and Dixie State have never met in football. The Trailblazers will become an independent member of the Football Championship Subdivision in the summer of 2020 as the school begins transitioning from Division II to Division I.The 2028 Utah non-conference slate is now filled with the Dixie State game scheduled to open the season followed by a Sept. 9 date with BYU at Rice-Eccles Stadium and a Sept. 16 road game at Arkansas. The 2030 opener with Dixie State is the first scheduled by Utah for that season.The complete list of future non-conference games scheduled can be found here.Utah now has 28 non-conference games scheduled between 2020-32, including six against members of the SEC (Florida 2022-23, Arkansas 2026 & ’28, LSU 2031-32), two against a Big 12 program (Baylor 2023-24) and seven against BYU (2020-21, 2024-28).
US Joins Syrian Refugee Case Against Pence by Dave Stafford for www.theindianalawyer.comA federal judge had tough questions Friday for the lawyer representing Gov. Mike Pence as he tried to make a case for state sovereignty in attempting to block the resettlement of Syrian refugees in Indiana. Oral arguments came on the heels of the U.S. Justice Department entering the case, claiming Pence’s actions discriminated on the basis of national origin.Indiana Solicitor General Thomas Fisher argued Pence had a duty to exercise his chief role of protecting the safety of state residents, and that was what he was doing in November when he announced a temporary suspension of federal funding to assist resettlement of Syrian refugees. The recipient of those funds, nonprofit Exodus Refugee Immigration, sued seeking an injunction to prevent Pence from withholding the money. Among other things, the lawsuit chiefly argues refugee resettlement is the province of the federal government, so Pence and Indiana officials are preempted from interfering with that federal responsibility.Judge Tanya Walton Pratt, in the U.S. Court for the Southern District of Indiana, noted refugees from Syria resettled in Indiana receive state assistance that Pence hasn’t suspended. She said his action merely blocks funds the U.S. government provides for job training and other cultural adjustment aid. “How does withholding these things provide for the safety of the citizens of Indiana?” she asked.Fisher responded that Pence’s action was meant to remove any incentive to resettle future war victims from Syria. “It’s not meant to punish innocent people, obviously,” he said.When Pratt asked Fisher about how long his action might last, Fisher said that depended on the ebb and flow of events in Syria. American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana Legal Director Ken Falk, representing Exodus, rebutted that such a position is the essence of his client’s case and demonstrates “how far the governor has intruded into foreign policy.”“Indiana simply cannot insinuate itself into foreign policy, and that is exactly what it’s doing,” Falk argued.Falk also said the state’s concerns about potential security risks posed by Syrian refugees whose backgrounds can’t be fully known are premised on selective quotes from congressional testimony of two government officials. Since then, enhanced screening methods have been introduced, he said, and in any event, the opinions of two officials don’t overcome the will of the federal government to resettle Syrian refugees in the U.S.“The sole purpose of the governor’s action is to discourage the resettlement of Syrian refugees in Indiana,” Falk said. “If every state in America chose to do what Indiana did, refugee resettlement would grind to a halt.”Exodus was harmed by Pence’s actions, and the agency meets the test for standing to represent in court the refugees it places in the state, he argued, noting refugees may be reluctant to assert their own rights “facing what appears to be a hostile state.”Pratt asked Fisher about that characterization. “I don’t think it’s reasonable to conclude this is a hostile state,” he said, noting Pence’s action was meant as “a deterrent to resettling those who might be dangerous.”Along with claims that Pence’s actions intrude on federal authority, Exodus and the Department of Justice say they constitute discrimination on the basis of national origin by targeting Syrian refugees.Pratt noted courts have a role to play in finding discrimination, and she pressed Fisher repeatedly on whether Syrian refugees are a greater risk than those from nations such as Afghanistan, Iran and Iraq, who also are resettled in Indiana.“The governor puts a lot of stock in what’s been said before Congress,” Fisher said, repeatedly returning to testimony last year of FBI Director James Comey, Director of Intelligence James Clapper and others who cast doubt on the ability to adequately check the backgrounds of Syrian refugees. “It is really a judgment call,” Fisher said.But Exodus countered the officials’ concerns with numerous former national security officials who in court briefs vouched for the security of the screening and resettlement process and warned that obstructing refugee resettlement posed its own national security risks.Friday’s hearing came just a day after the federal government filed a statement of interest in the case. The Department of Justice claimed Pence’s directive to suspend the resettlement of Syrian refugees was discrimination based on national origin barred under the Equal Protection Clause and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act.Pence’s directive also violated the Refugee Act of 1980 and agreements the state made to abide by non-discrimination terms in the Refugee Social Service Program, the DOJ argues.“Such discrimination would be justified only if Indiana could show that it was narrowly tailored to serve a compelling state interest, and Indiana cannot make that showing,” the Justice Department brief said.Arguing the Syrian refugee crisis is the greatest in recent history, displacing some 12 million people, the federal government agreed to resettle at least 10,000 refugees in fiscal year 2016, the brief said, detailing at length the heightened screening process for those victims of war.“No one doubts that preserving safety and security is a compelling interest. But Indiana cannot show that its discriminatory acts are narrowly tailored to advance its asserted interest. Denying services such as job training, child care, or English-language training to Syrian refugees is unlikely to advance any interest in public safety, and it is likely to harm those Syrian refugees without justification,” the U.S. brief says.Fisher said that states historically have had a role to play in refugee resettlement, noting “there was a time when states would quarantine” refugees it might deem security risks. “Exodus says, ‘times have changed,’” he said. “Public safety is public safety.”Fisher dismissed the DOJ’s statement of interest filing, saying the federal government could cut off funding for Indiana refugees if it believes the state is violating requirements to receive the money. The DOJ’s filing, he said, “doesn’t have any consequence other than its persuasive value.”Nevertheless, Pratt gave Fisher and the state until Feb. 22 to reply to the government’s statement of interest in the case, Exodus Refugee Immigration Inc. v. Mike Pence et al., 1:15-CV-1858. Pratt said she would rule on the injunction motion by the end of the month.During the nearly two-hour hearing, Pratt posed no questions to Falk.After the hearing, Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller released a statement.“Ultimately this legal dispute is not about refugees or Exodus as a grant contractor but instead about the State insisting the federal government provide the necessary assurance that individuals resettled here are appropriately vetted and pose no threat to public safety. Two policymaking entities – state government and the federal government – have parallel responsibilities for security and public safety. We appreciate the opportunity to be heard by the court and to respectfully convey our clients’ legal arguments in this complex case,” Zoeller said.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
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Dear Editor:An old, familiar quandary has surfaced once again; specifically, the emotional, controversial topic of what constitutes “historical significance.” To many, the quaint, old structures of yester-year scattered throughout Jersey City represent precious “objets historiques.” To those more pragmatic, old items do not necessarily equate to historical relevance. Without doubt, Jersey City has a very rich past, and that history truly needs to be preserved. Yet, simultaneously, one must seriously question: At what cost?Those familiar with Jersey City’s past can make a reasonable argument that this municipality’s renaissance – its gentrification – started when Mayor Tommy Smith pointed out the many “eyesores” that had been permitted to remain in existence throughout the city. Indeed, Mayor Smith’s astute observations increased the community’s – our – awareness to the urban decay and plight that had plagued Jersey City. Mayor McCann acted on those observations, and the re-building of Jersey City commenced.We now find ourselves in a similar situation. Throughout the city, there are old derelict, delapidated edifices crying out to be mercifully “structurally euthanized;” their useful life has come to an end. And, yet, there are quite a few who refuse to do so. These same individuals would sacrifice the city’s future infrastructure for the sake of keeping grim, spectral reminders – haunting “eyesores” from the past – in existence; and for no other practical reason, mind you, except that they are old.Using similar logic, my old tool shed is well over a century old. Should the community invest resources to maintain that insignificant, termite infested relic of the past?Granted, certain buildings and locations within Jersey City should be preserved as truly historically significant; Dickinson High School, the Court House, and Harsimus Cemetery come immediately to mind. On the other hand, there are locations within Jersey City with “questionable historical relevance” that are crumpling at the seams, or that rest on top of contaminated soil, or that are simply an “eyesore relic” of the past. Structures that have become unsound and unstable, represent and present a health and safety hazard, are havens for vermin, and /or attract criminal activity are burdens for – and to ¬ – the entire community at large. Such locations should be razed and made ready to support and accommodate the future infrastructure. John Di Genio
Eating two portions of whole grains a day could almost halve the risk of developing pancreatic cancer, says new research.A study of more than 2,000 men and women, 532 of whom had pancreatic cancer, revealed those who ate at least two helpings of whole grains a day – the equivalent of two slices of wholemeal bread – were 40% less likely to develop the disease than those who ate less than one portion.The study, carried out by the University of California, San Francisco, also noted that those who ate more than 0.9oz (26.5g) of fibre a day were 35% less likely to deve-lop pancreatic cancer than those who ate less than 0.6oz (15.6g).However, eating more refined and sweetened grains, such as two or more servings of doughnuts a week, was found to raise the risk of pancreatic cancer.
There can be no doubt – 2012 was the year that brought bakery to the headlines. And British Baker, via bakeryinfo.co.uk, was at the forefront of reporting the news as and when it developed.Here we take a look at our five best video reports of the year:National Cupcake WeekLast September we teamed up with CLIC Sargent, the charity for children and young people with cancer, and held a cupcake baking day for them as part of National Cupcake Week. Sabrina Collins, owner of Lady Jayne’s Cakes, and winner of the Best Themed Cupcake category at the National Cupcake Championships, took the class at a CLIC Home-from-Home centre in London. See: http://tinyurl.com/bqs2tq9Baking Industry AwardsThe Baking Industry Awards are the Oscars for the bakery world and last year saw the 25th anniversary of the prestigious event. The industry came together to see Robert Burns of Burns the Bread in Glastonbury crowned as Baker of the Year. See: http://tinyurl.com/bpy8qvtChina study tourBritish Baker joined a pan-industry study tour to China at the start of 2012. Here we speak to Ted Rich, the former MD of Rich Products UK, about the reasons behind the trip. See: http://tinyurl.com/bulyjpoBB75 LunchIn February 2012, British Baker launched its first ever networking lunch for BB75 – our comprehensive list of the biggest retailers in bakery. See what Greggs’ chief executive Ken McMeikan thought of the event: http://tinyurl.com/ccfxqr7Say no to the 20% pasty taxThe pasty tax was one of the biggest news stories of 2012, and the baking industry came together to get the government to change its mind about charging VAT on hot pies. Relive the Downing Street demonstration here: http://tinyurl.com/bnabn3z
A new survey claims more than a quarter of people will try Brazillian influenced food and drink during the World Cup.In the survey, carried out in the last week of May, just over a quarter of people were open to trying Brazilian influenced foods as well as limited edition products launched by companies for the World Cup. Females in particular, claimed they were more open to trying Brazilian cuisine.However, the study by MMR Research Worldwide (MMR) also found a large tranche, more than half of the people questioned, said they were fed up of brands jumping on the World Cup bandwagon.World CupMat Lintern, global managing director of MMR Research Worldwide, said: “Food and drink manufacturers need to tread carefully in view of consumers’ World Cup promotion fatigue. Please don’t make random associations just to jump on the bandwagon; the fit has to be just right to cut through the competition. Promotions’ true impact should be not focussed solely on the immediate returns in terms of hard and fast sales but also take into consideration the impact on longer term brand equity and consumer loyalty.”The study found women are more interested in trying lacta diamante negro chocolate, coconut cake, caipirinha cocktail and cheese bread mix while males are more interested in Brahma beer.When asked directly, there are fairly high levels of awareness that food brands Coca Cola (65%), McDonalds (48%) and Budweiser (39%) are sponsoring the World Cup.
Research on the go for Harvard faculty, students, and staff just got a little bit easier: they can now check out library resources from 12 partner university libraries while traveling and even bring them home. With the launch of Borrow Direct Plus, patrons affiliated with a Borrow Direct partner (and Duke University) can visit their libraries and borrow items in person, increasing convenience, eliminating some shipping fees, and supporting environmental sustainability.The Borrow Direct network was launched in 1999 to provide access to library materials by mail. “We are thrilled to be collaborating with this group of institutions to provide greater access to patrons while reducing operational and environmental costs,” said Ann-Marie Costa, head of Access Administrative Operations. “It’s a win-win.”
Combating pregnancy discrimination. Reducing racial disparities in obesity rates. Working on the front lines of the opiate epidemic. These are a few of the experiences undertaken by Harvard’s Presidential Public Service Fellows this past summer.Launched with the aid of an anonymous gift in 2011, the fellowship program provides funding for undergraduate and graduate students in the middle of their studies to pursue summer work experiences in government and community service, non-governmental organization and nonprofit work, and innovative projects that serve the common good.“Students across the University are eager to examine the meaning and purpose of their lives as they determine where to direct their talents,” said Harvard President Drew Faust. “The Presidential Public Service Fellowships create opportunities to put theory into practice and to connect policy with on-the-ground issues, and it is always so interesting to learn about the causes that matter most to our fellows.”The fellowship funds assure recipients of summer earnings while they pursue their passions. Ola Friday, a doctoral candidate in education leadership at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, was looking for a way to build on her prior policy experience. Having worked in a third-party agency in partnership with private and public early education providers, she thought working at the state executive office would give her new insights on how best to bring about meaningful change in the field. Friday spent the summer working with the Massachusetts Executive Office of Education, identifying ways that the state’s early intervention and home-visiting systems could work together to have more impact on families.“I was surprised that I enjoyed working on the executive level,” she said. “I don’t consider myself to be a political person, and that office is very political, but it’s also very involved with agencies and helping to drive the agenda of early education. The experience challenged my thinking and challenged how I approach analysis of educational systems.”Damon Clark is a member of the Navajo Tribe, and spent last summer working in the White House. He is seen at Matthews Hall with the Native American Plaque. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff PhotographerDahianna Lopez, a doctoral candidate in health policy at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, had spent time researching the opioid epidemic, and says the public service fellowship “allowed me to bridge the divide between research and practice.”Lopez spent the summer working with Brockton Hospital and other stakeholders in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, mapping locations of opioid overdoses so that policy makers knew where overdoses are most likely to happen and could take steps to make the antidote to heroin overdoses (Narcan) more readily available.“As researchers, we tend to theoretically analyze problems, but we don’t really get to see the people who are affected,” she said. “The experience empowered me to believe that I can make a difference.”For Damon Clark, a Cabot House junior who grew up on a Navajo reservation in New Mexico, the fellowship offered the opportunity to pursue his dream of working for Native American youths. Last summer, he served the White House as an intern in the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs & Public Engagement, working on Generation Indigenous, planning an event that brought together Native youths from around the country.“For me, it was a way to work on a project that had big impact,” he said. “Every day was a great day.”The deadline to apply for the 2016 Presidential Public Service Fellowship is Feb. 8. For more information, visit the fellowship website.