August 28, 2018 /Sports News – Local Brianna Aldridge of SUU Women’s Soccer Earns Big Sky Weekly Honor FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCEDAR CITY, Utah-Tuesday, Southern Utah women’s soccer confirmed Thunderbirds goalkeeper Brianna Aldridge was named as the Big Sky Conference’s defensive player of the week.In a 2-0 win over UNLV last Thursday, Aldridge, a redshirt freshman out of Maple Valley, Wash., earned her first career win and shutout. Aldridge made 10 saves as well in the win over the Rebels.While Nevada scored two goals in a 2-1 win over SUU on Sunday, both of the Wolfpack’s goals came via penalty kicks.In the loss to Nevada, Aldridge posted two more saves.Because of her excellence, Aldridge was also nominated for HERO Sports’ HERO of the week for women’s soccer.Aldridge leads the Big Sky Conference in saves after two weeks, having netted 30 saves on the season.She is also second in the Big Sky in save percentage, as it is currently at .789. Tags: Big Sky Conference/Brianna Aldridge/HERO Sports/SUU Women’s Soccer Written by Brad James
View post tag: upgrade View post tag: Asia-Pacific HMAS Warramunga Completes Missile Upgrade View post tag: Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today HMAS Warramunga Completes Missile Upgrade Australian Navy’s HMAS Warramunga returned to the water on 8 April after over a year out of the water in upgrade. Warramunga is the fourth Anzac class frigate to undergo the Anti-Ship Missile Defence upgrade program, a world class program that provides an enhanced sensor and weapons systems capability.The upgrade showcases Australian design and integration capability, with new Phased Array Radar technology designed by CEA Technologies in Canberra, upgrades to combat systems performed by Saab Systems in South Australia, and platform integration design by BAE Systems in Victoria. In addition to this a substantial maintenance package is also completed to ensure compliance with the tenets of seaworthiness.HMAS Warramunga will remain at Fleet Base West to complete the maintenance package and the long process of Harbour Acceptance Trials and seaworthiness boards. Concurrent with this effort, the ship’s company is also preparing HMAS Parramatta to enter the upgrade in the coming weeks.On completion of trials, Warramunga will return to her new home port – Sydney, in September 2015.[mappress mapid=”15701″]Image: Australian Navy Share this article Authorities View post tag: Naval View post tag: Missile April 20, 2015 View post tag: News by topic View post tag: HMAS Warramunga
COA Reverses Child Support Modification Despite Untimely AppealOlivia Covington for www.theindianalawyer.comDespite a father’s untimely filing of an appeal, the Indiana Court of Appeals decided to reverse a child custody modification order, finding there was an “extraordinarily compelling reason” to consider the father’s case on its merits.In Charles Cannon v. Kristy A. Caldwell, 89A01-1607-DR-1643, Kristy Caldwell was granted custody of her two children with Charles Cannon, who was ordered to pay $20 per week in child support. Additionally, the children received a monthly derivative benefit of $93 each from Cannon’s Social Security Disability, for a total of $266 per month.However, when Cannon became ineligible for SSD and began receiving Social Security Income of $773 per month instead, the children stopped receiving derivative benefits, so Caldwell filed a motion to modify child support. The Wayne Superior Court subsequently modified Cannon’s child support obligation to $35 per week on May 27, 2016, then denied his motion to reconsider on June 29.Then on July 21, Cannon filed a notice of appeal. On appeal, he argued that the trial court erred in ordering him to pay child support because SSI does not constitute income for purposes of calculating child support obligations.Indiana Court of Appeals Judge Terry Crone initially noted in a Thursday opinion that although Cannon filed a motion to reconsider on June 2016, the 30-day window for a notice of appeal began when the child support order was modified on May 27. Thus, his July 21 notice of appeal was untimely.However, Crone further wrote there was an “extraordinarily compelling reason” to consider Cannon’s untimely appeal on its merits – the “obvious injustice” of using Cannon’s SSI to modify the child support order.“(The) Indiana Child Support guidelines specifically provide that means-tested public assistance programs, including SSI, are excluded from the definition of weekly gross income used to determine a parent’s child support obligation,” the judge wrote. “… Thus, the child support modification order setting Father’s child support at $35 per week is on its face in clear violation of Child Support Guidelines.”The case was remanded for the reversal of the child support modification order.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
Around 80% of cyber breaches can be accounted for by the lack of implementation of cyber fundamentals, like being able to avoid basic phishing attacks. The Cyber Card Game is advertised for licence at no cost through Dstl’s Easy Access IP schemeA spokesperson from the IET Cyber Security Award judging panel said: Congratulations on winning one of our 2018 IET Innovation Awards! You were recognised as a cut above our incredibly competitive shortlist and we hope you will enjoy your win as much as we enjoyed judging all the wonderful entries. We were up against commercial companies so this award demonstrates how Dstl’s work is competitive in this field. The card game was a result of many months of hard work by the team. It increases education and awareness of the fundamentals of cyber-security. This area is of growing importance and we must be ahead of the curve when it comes to looking at the risks for defence and for wider security. A team at the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) has won an award for their work in cyber security. Comedian Sally Phillips presented the awards to winners chosen from more than 350 entries at a special event earlier this month, where Dstl’s Cyber Card Game won the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) award in the cyber security category, sponsored by Fraser-Nash Consulting.The Dstl entry uses ‘gamification science’ – a card-game-based approach to teach about cyber security without them needing any technical expertise, or even a computer. People being trained are asked to work together as a team to attack a fictional organisation, using and obtaining access, hidden information and other resources, and in doing so they gain a deeper understanding of how to protect an organisation from cyber-attack.In just two hours, the Cyber Card Game approach provides in-depth training suitable for both employees and senior managers. As the game only uses open source, abstracted attack techniques, there is no security classification associated.The lead scientist at Dstl, said:
The Harvard Summer Program in Santiago, Chile, led by Brad Epps, professor of Romance languages and literatures and of studies of women, gender, and sexuality, and Sergio Delgado, assistant professor of Romance languages and literatures. The Harvard Summer Program in Trento, Italy, which occurs at the Center for Mind/Brain Sciences at the University of Trento and is led by Alfonso Caramazza, professor of psychology; John Assad, professor of neurobiology; and George Alvarez, assistant professor of psychology. To Rob Lue, a summer China program gives students an opportunity not only to gain international experience but also to understand better a country changing rapidly as a major player on the international stage.Lue, professor of the practice of molecular and cellular biology, has teamed up with Xiao-Li Meng, professor of statistics, and Alain Viel, senior lecturer in molecular and cellular biology, to present a science-focused Harvard Summer School program in Shanghai that combines classes taught by Lue, Viel, and Meng with work in the labs of Chinese collaborators at Fudan University.Harvard Summer School students gain language training and share the classroom with Chinese students, who make up half of the student body for the eight-week program. All together, students get an immersive experience from which they leave with more than life science learning. They also leave with a better understanding of the powerful Asian nation.The program is among eight to win awards this year from the President’s Innovation Fund for International Experiences. The fund provides grants for faculty programs from any Harvard School to support creative and innovative experiences for students abroad. (Applications for next year’s grants are due Oct. 12.)“From life sciences in China to society and culture in Chile, these Harvard international programs help further our commitment to providing an enhanced global education for our students, who will leave campus to work and live in a world growing smaller and more interconnected each year,” said Harvard President Drew Faust. “We are pleased to be able to support innovative faculty members who are designing programs that further both students’ knowledge of their subject and their understanding of real people around the world. We are so grateful to Mr. Rockefeller for his continued support of our students’ international experiences and for his longstanding generosity to Harvard.”The fund was established through the generosity of David Rockefeller, who has made a major commitment to support international experiences for Harvard undergraduates. It offers grants of between $5,000 and $60,000 to conduct exploratory or site planning visits, to develop or implement a new international program, or to provide renewal funding for past award recipients.“The Innovation Fund for International Experiences extends undergraduates’ education beyond the academic year and beyond campus,” said Harvard College Dean Evelynn Hammonds. “The grants enable programs that give students a global perspective on problems of human rights, public health, and development, to name only a few areas of study. For many undergraduates and faculty, the experience is transformational.”Although the program is focused on offering Harvard students international exposure, awards are also given to programs that will occur on campus but are designed to support experiences abroad. Two of this year’s awards went to internationally focused programs, entirely in Cambridge, that supplement the participants’ experiences abroad. Amitabh Chandra, professor of public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS), said that the “international development boot camp,” offered this spring by him and several other HKS faculty members, was a way to connect the expertise of HKS faculty members with undergraduates.The program, offered on Monday evenings, presented an inside look at international development through the lens of development economists who have extensive experience in policy evaluation and formation in developing countries. Because their classes are offered by Harvard College and not by HKS, undergraduates don’t normally benefit from the perspective of HKS faculty research and real-world expertise.“They’re hungry for something we have lots of at the Kennedy School,” Chandra said. “Let’s do more for them.”The program, “From Harvard to the Field: An Analytical Toolkit for International Development,” was taught to 30 students by Chandra, Rema Hanna, an assistant professor of public policy, Asim Khwaja, a professor of international finance and development, and Rohini Pande, professor of public policy. The workshop also included guest speakers, including Harvard Professor Michael Kremer, who spoke about his career path in international development, and Jishnu Das, senior economist at the World Bank, who shared his work putting together this year’s World Bank Development Report.Other programs that received funding this year include: “Science, Medicine and Religion in an Age of Skepticism” in Cambridge, U.K., led by Anne Harrington, professor of the history of science. The Harvard Summer Program in Munich, led by Peter Burgard, professor of German, which focuses on the German language and cultural history of Munich. “Defeating Malaria: From the Genes to the Globe,” held on campus and led by Caroline Buckee, assistant professor of epidemiology; David Cutler, professor of applied economics and of global health and population; and Manoj Duraisingh, associate professor of immunology and infectious diseases. “From Biome to Genome,” which also takes place in Shanghai, and which is led by Viel and Peter Girguis, associate professor of the natural sciences.
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Power Technology:For more than two centuries coal has powered homes, businesses, and economies, providing the fuel of the industrial revolution and becoming an essential part of the world’s fuel mix. However, the days of thermal coal use could be numbered according to a recent Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) report.The report shows more than 100 leading global financial institutions had effectively pulled the plug on funding, imposing restrictions on investments into the sector and making the climate significantly more challenging. This “progressive strangulation” is resulting in “coal companies’ inability to access capital markets for expansions, mergers or acquisitions,” as well as cutting the avenues for insurance it said.The World Bank was the first to announce this type of policy back in 2013; the end of 2018 saw the 100th such announcement coming from European Bank of Reconstruction and Development. Since then five more – including Barclays Bank UK, Export Development Canada, Nedbank of South Africa, Varma of Finland, and Austria’s Vienna Insurance Group – have announced policy rethinks. From a slow beginning the pace of policy announcements has ramped up significantly, now coming as frequently as every other week.“You always have the leaders and the market generally ignores them, calling them idealistic or whatever,” says the report’s author and Director of Energy Finance Studies for Asia Pacific, Tim Buckley. “Once you start to get 108 or 109 globally significant financial institutions all exiting the door, and doing it faster than expected, everyone seems to evaluate and ask, ‘what are they seeing that we’re missing?’ That has happened in the last six months and that is globally significant.”Buckley says there are three trends, each building in momentum, all relating to the thermal coal market. The first is India and its growing hunger for renewable power, something he thinks is a considerable factor given the strong growth of the country’s population and economy today. “India is the third largest electricity market in the world and has absolutely embraced the huge energy security opportunities of renewables. They are now the low-cost source of supply…That is an absolutely critical fact.”The second significant factor is climate change, or more precisely, a changing climate for corporate and social responsibility. “Banks are not altruistic entities. They are very profit motivated, without a doubt,” Buckley says. However, they are being pushed, today with great vigour, by investors and regulators to wake up to their responsibility, he argues. Particularly given the majority of them signed up to acting by way of the Paris Agreement. Slowly, one by one, they’re realising that saying you’re committed to something actually brings about a fiduciary duty to have policies consistent with what you’ve said you’re going to do. Particularly around something as globally relevant as climate change.”The third significant factor, according to Buckley, is Japan. “Japan is going from a global laggard to a global leader. It’s a hypothesis of mine and I’m a bit of a lone voice on this, but I look at what countries and companies do, not what they say they’re going to do.”More: The big exit: why capital is deserting coal Financial institutions are leaving the coal industry behind—Buckley
3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr NAFCU’s Carrie Hunt yesterday welcomed the prospect of action soon at NCUA to eliminate the strict calendar-year exam cycle and reiterated the need to make an extended exam cycle a high priority.NCUA Board Chairman Rick Metsger, during an open board meeting discussion covering call report modernization and the exam cycle, said he hopes to see the calendar-year exam cycle addressed in a strategic plan update this summer. He said the board could vote by July 2 to eliminate strict calendar-year exams for all federal credit unions and for federally insured state-chartered credit unions with more than $250 million in assets.“I am hopeful to have the final strategic plan vote by July 2 to limit the calendar year requirement and put those building blocks in place so we can execute this the next exam cycle,” Metsger said after a discussion with NCUA Office of Examination and Insurance Director Larry Fazio and other staff. continue reading »
Croatia is so small, and yet so big and rich. We all know that, but unfortunately we do not respect ourselves enough or valorize all these potentials. Also, we have always been a wine region, and slowly from year to year we are discovered by others. Every year our wines receive various awards from around the world, which is just proof of quality and great potential, and despite the fact that the entire wine market is developing from year to year, we still have not managed to brand and position ourselves as a wine region with excellent and authentic wines.Especially when we talk about tourism because the very meaning of tourism is for people to get to know and experience a new culture and way of life, through culture, gastronomy, identity, history, and even through wines. Personally, I have a feeling that figuratively we sell French wines to the French, which is crazy, because guests want to try local and authentic wines, that’s why they travel, and we have something to be proud of and something to offer.In the global market, everyone is fighting for their place under the sun. The market is relentless, no one will help us, in fact, the competition is years ahead, but that does not mean that we have nothing to be proud of and nothing to offer. The richness of indigenous varieties and the great diversity of climatic conditions gives us an advantage over many, we have everything and it is up to us, whether we want strategic development or the status quo.I talked to the current situation in winemaking, the market, branding, challenges and potentials of wine in Croatia with Sašo Špiranec, a leading Croatian wine expert who is, in my opinion, one of the key ambassadors of the development of the wine scene in Croatia.Croatia is undoubtedly a wine region, but domestic consumption and consumption of wine is relatively weak, we lack the habit of drinking wine, especially when we talk about quality and premium wines, and the perception is that wine is expensive. How to increase domestic consumption of wine consumption?The truth is actually different. Consumption of wine in Croatia per capita is one of the world’s top. In the last few years, I have read several statistical surveys on the topic of global wine consumption and we are regularly in the top 15 countries in the world, and our highest ranking was 3rd place, behind the Vatican and Luxembourg. Consumption per capita is significantly raised by hobby production for own needs and probably makes a major difference compared to other countries. By the way, the total domestic consumption of wine has not been growing for a long time, but the ratio of table and quality wines is changing greatly in favor of quality ones. So, more and more people are spending more money on wine and drinking better quality wine than before. This tells us that our wine culture, and consequently food, is on the rise. I think we are on the right track, and we could speed it up primarily through education about the benefits of wine and the need for moderate consumption, because today wine consumption is increasingly becoming a lifestyle that involves moderation and reflection on what we take into the body. One of the solutions is certainly education, and you are doing this through various events such as the Wine City in Varaždin and Vinkovci and the Grand Tasting, which will be held for the third time. Wines are not black and white, and education is a long and difficult journey, but how do you see the changes in the past three years and today on the market? How is the market developing and what are the problems?I am witnessing a kind of boom in interest in wine. Fifteen years ago, we could not find a dozen people interested in a lecture on wines and wine workshops, which we organized then, and today it is completely different. In addition to our events, there are courses, schools and education, and the interest is not waning. The problems at this point are sweet in nature. Hyperproduction of wine fairs and festivals, wine schools and various other wine events has been created, but this market and the law of supply and demand should be resolved in a relatively short time. Some fairs have already failed, and in the case of courses and schools, a few good ones have stood out, so I think things are moving in the right direction.Wines are not expensive, at least that is the perception, but when we come to the restaurant the price of wine is much higher than expected, caterers have a large profit, even much higher than the producer, which again negatively reflects on the above problems. Why is this so, how do wine prices move in restaurants in other countries and how to solve this problem?This is a typical stereotype. By no means can we put all the caterers in the same basket. Catering margins vary dramatically from case to case, both here and around the world. In larger cities in the west you pay a glass of wine in a restaurant as much as in our country a whole bottle of wine in more modest restaurants. The restaurant business is one of the hardest ways to earn a crust of bread. It is extremely complex and full of different challenges, financial, organizational, qualitative and human. Winemakers should not look at their plate and estimate how much they are earning because it could resonate in the same way and vice versa. Winemakers ’margins also oscillate from 50% to hundreds of percent, as in caterers. Everyone is the master of their own destiny and is responsible for their own margin policy by risking bankruptcy. It is the market that makes the final judgment of the value of the restaurant offer or the value of the wine. If you have customers who are willing to pay for your service or your wine as much as you ask for, I don’t see a problem here. There are caterers who build their success on low margins and low investment and rental costs, as well as those others who open restaurants in expensive locations with sky-high rents and millions in equipment investments. Customers decide in which restaurant they will leave their money and which wine they will order. To promote and increase the consumption of wine sales, there is certainly tourism. But regardless of the growth, tourist consumption is still relatively low, and most importantly, all that earnings are not dispersed to the local economy, and thus not to the sale of domestic wines, not foreign ones. Somehow I get the impression that we are still figuratively selling French wine to the French, not our own. Why is this so and what is missing?Tourism is one of the strongest engines for selling domestic wines. Namely, Dalmatia and Istria sell a lot of wine at the doors of their wineries directly to tourists, and in restaurants the consumption of domestic and imported wines is 80/20 or 85/15 in favor of domestic wines. Not so much because of the awareness of the retailer or restaurateur about the need to offer their own, original product, but because of the expectations of tourists who want to taste local food and local wines in the host country, if any, so mostly looking for local. I recently spoke with the chief sommelier of a chain of exclusive hotels on the Adriatic known for its extremely large wine list who said that imported wines on the wine list sell poorly because foreigners want to try something new, local. The Vinistra Association, which brings together Istrian winemakers, has done a lot through the association of all winemakers, is this the right way through regional cooperatives, associations (name is not important) with the aim of raising quality, education, branding, promotion, etc. (Yes, that’s the only way. Organize local winemakers in 4 large associations, Slavonia, Dalmatia, Istria and Kvarner and Hilly Croatia. These four areas are very different from each other, and within each region the wines are very similar in style. In that way, communication with the rest of the world can be much simpler than when, as now, the subregion with foreigners with unspeakable names is as much as 12. This is more understandable, but more importantly, it is organizationally and logistically profitable. Countless small associations without a serious budget do not make sense, as no large one that can equally represent or promote the interests of all, because each of the 4 regions is at a different stage of development, and has a completely different assortment and style of wine. We have quality, authenticity and diversity, which is certainly specific and unique, and all this has been confirmed through various years on the world stage with various awards and recognitions of our wines, but somehow the Croatian wine brand is still poorly presented and recognized on the world stage. How can we accelerate these processes, positioning and creating the image / brand of Croatia as a country of quality and top wines?The process of international affirmation of domestic wines is slow because there are about 40 to 50 winemakers seriously interested in exporting wine, with quantities, price and quality in total throughout the country, so they cannot organize themselves, but need state help. Australians or New Zealanders do not need government intervention, many of them have enough money themselves. If the state helps a lot, if not, I can do it myself. For exports, you need to have a strategy that attacks markets in a targeted and organized way as a wine region, focused, with marketing activities throughout the year. It can be only two to three markets in the first wave, in five to six years you can attack two to three more, but again organized as a group. For that, you need professionals who will lead the process and who should be paid solidly, and at the same time you should not burden them with petty political or interest games, because they will not want to do the job for you. More developed foreign wine regions have several hundred wineries with export potential, so their budgets for promotion are much higher, and political pressures for the particular interest of one or a group of winemakers are much lower. The biggest brakeman is the so-called wine profession, which has found its way into institutes and committees, whose salaries are covered by winemakers through the payment of stamps and marketing fees, and who on the other hand write wine laws in a way to justify the purpose of their existence. They hamper every entrepreneurial project of a serious organization of wine associations, then the promotion, education and marketing of wine in the organization of which they are not involved. It is logical that every minister, because he is their employer, seeks their opinion when drafting a new law on wine, but the opinion and proposals they give are not in favor of the economy and producers, in favor of promoting the country and affirming wine regions, care how to introduce as much regulation which of course they will implement. The more wine controls and mandatory levies are introduced, the better for them. Wine quality control should be fully liberalized and market competition possible, as this will reduce costs for winemakers, so they can redirect these funds to promotion, and this promotion and export organization should be handed over directly to winemakers organized in four major wine regions, without state interference. . That’s the way. THIRD VINART GRAND TASTING on Friday and Saturday in Zagreb For the third year in a row, the inviting Vinart Grand Tasting festival will host 120 selected winemakers from Croatia, the region and the world. Completely dedicated to quality, Vinart Grand Tasting is a festival where winemakers exhibit exclusively by invitation of the organizers.Selected winemakers will present themselves on Friday 2 and Saturday 3 March in Lauba, Prilaz baruna Filipovića 23, and visitors will have the opportunity to taste wines that are leaders in their quality in their price range on the Croatian market.Vinart Grand Tasting is a unique event, based on quality, with multiple goals of promoting winemakers and the world of wine, but also encouraging the development of wine culture in Croatia. It is intended primarily for professionals, caterers and sommelier, but all other visitors, enthusiasts and wine lovers are also welcome. In recent years, the festival has confirmed its place and profiled itself with the professional public.See more about Vinart Grand Tasting HERE
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Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo said Thursday that his “spirit and ambition were as high as ever” as he strives to “break records and conquer the world” next season.The Portuguese forward won his second ‘Scudetto’ with Juventus, but despite his double against Lyon the Italian giants exited the Champions League to the French club in the last 16.”As I’m getting ready for my third season as a ‘Bianconero’, my spirit and ambition are as high as ever,” the 35-year-old wrote on Instagram. “Goals. Victories. Commitment. Dedication. Professionalism.”With all my strength and with the precious help from my teammates and all of the Juventus staff, we work once again to conquer Italy, Europe and the World! Breaking records.”Former Italy and Juventus star Andrea Pirlo replaced Maurizio Sarri as coach with the team targeting a tenth consecutive league title in 2021.But the team’s failure in the Champions League, which they last lifted in 1996, was a low point for five-time winner Ronaldo, who signed from Real Madrid for 100 million euros in 2018 to help win the trophy. Topics : “Overcoming obstacles,” continued Ronaldo of his ambitions for next season which starts on September 19. “Winning titles and achieving personal goals. To do more and better once and again.”To reach higher and to succeed in all challenges that may come our way.””We are Juventus! We are the Champions! We are back and stronger than ever! We are counting on you! All together! Fino Alla Fine!”Ronaldo achieved some landmarks last term becoming the first player to score 10 or more Champions League goals for three different clubs. He was also the first player to score 50 or more goals in the Premier League, La Liga and Serie A, and the first to score 30 or more in a single season in three of Europe’s top five leagues.Ronaldo matched another Serie A mark when he scored in 11 consecutive Serie A games, equalling the record of Gabriel Batistuta and Fabio Quagliarella. In total he scored 37 goals in all competitions, a record for a Juventus player in a single campaign.But he fell short in the Serie A scorers’ chart with his 31 goals trailing Lazio’s Ciro Immobile’s 36.