Weber State Football To Meet James Madison In Home and Home Series

first_imgOctober 23, 2019 /Sports News – Local Weber State Football To Meet James Madison In Home and Home Series FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOGDEN, Utah-Wednesday, Weber State football announced a home-and-home series with fellow FCS power James Madison for the 2021 and 2022 seasons.The Wildcats and Dukes will meet at Stewart Stadium in Ogden September 18, 2021. They then open the season against each other September 3 at Bridgeforth Stadium in Harrisonburg, Va.James Madison, who boasts such alums as former Washington Redskins star receiver Gary Clark, won FCS national titles in 2004 and 2016 and has advanced to the FCS playoffs 15 times in its storied past.Both of these purple-clad FCS powers have been ranked in the top 5 nationally for the most part this season.The squads have met once on the gridiron with the Dukes edging the Wildcats 31-28 December 8, 2017 at Harrisonburg in the quarterfinals of the FCS playoffs.This finalizes the Wildcats’ 2021 schedule. They will commence their slate at Utah, visit Dixie State at St. George and then host James Madison. Written by Tags: Dixie State/FCS Playoffs/Gary Clark/James Madison Dukes/Utah/Washington Redskins/Weber State Football Brad Jameslast_img read more


Wood wins $75m contract to support Equinor’s operations at Mariner field

first_imgWood to provide operations, maintenance, modifications and other offshore services on the Mariner A platform and Mariner B floating storage unit The Mariner field in the UK North Sea. (Credit: Jamie Baikie and Michal Wachucik / Equinor ASA) UK-based engineering and consulting company, John Wood Group has secured a $75m contract to support Norwegian oil and gas company Equinor’s operations at the Mariner field in the UK North Sea.The Mariner field located in the water depths between 97m and 112m in the Block 9/11 of the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS).Under the three-year contract, Wood will be responsible to provide operations, maintenance, modifications and other offshore services on the Mariner A platform and Mariner B floating storage unit.In August last year, Equinor and its partners commenced production from the Mariner field, which was developed with an investment of more than $7.7bn (£6.37bn).The offshore UK field, which was discovered in 1981, is expected to yield more than 300 million barrels of oil in the next 30 years.Wood to support Mariner field operations for three yearsUnder the contract, Wood will provide services to the field for three years, starting from January 2021 to the fourth quarter of 2023.The company’s Aberdeen-based onshore and offshore teams will deliver the work on the project with support from its global engineering community.Wood Europe and Africa operations services business president Craig Shanaghey said: “We are delighted to extend our strong partnership with Equinor to include support for their operations at the pioneering Mariner field.“Wood has a long-standing track record of partnering with our clients to deliver safe, reliable, and optimised operations in the UKCS, and we look forward to extending that to include Mariner by leveraging our deep operational knowledge, experience, and digital capability.“Mariner is still in its early years of production and, with Wood’s ambition to realise a digitally-enabled future, we see excellent potential to explore new opportunities that will promote a lifetime of sustainable and responsible operations at the field.”In September, Wood has secured an engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) contract from Equinor for the Kollsnes gas processing plant in Norway.last_img read more


Sri Lanka Navy Recovers 19 Kilos of Cannabis

first_img Authorities Back to overview,Home naval-today Sri Lanka Navy Recovers 19 Kilos of Cannabis The detection was made in the early hours of September 5, 2014.Naval troops and naval patrol craft P 215 attached to SLNS Thammanna also rendered assistance for the mission.The recovered items were handed over to Narcotic Branch of Mannar for further investigations.Sri Lanka Navy maintains continuous surveillance along the coastal belt in order to prevent drug smuggling via sea. Vigilant naval personnel have been able to foil a number of cross border drug smuggling rackets and apprehend the key personnel involved due to their alertness.[mappress]Press Release, September 08, 2014; Image: Sri Lanka Navy September 8, 2014 View post tag: News by topic Sri Lanka Navy Recovers 19 Kilos of Cannabis View post tag: 19 View post tag: asia Sri Lanka Naval personnel attached to the North Western Naval Command on information received recovered 19 kilograms of cannabis (Kerala Ganja) which had been dumped by cross-border narcotic smugglers in the seas south of Mannar.center_img Share this article View post tag: Navy View post tag: Naval View post tag: Kilos View post tag: Sri Lanka Navy View post tag: Cannabis View post tag: Recoverslast_img read more


Campden & Chorleywood joins forces with brewing research firm

first_imgCampden & Chorleywood Food Research Association (CCFRA) and Brewing Research Inter-national (BRI) have merged to form Campden BRI, a combined resource for the food and drink industry.The merger brings together 380 staff, and offers a wide range of research and development, technical services, analysis and training activities to the sector.”All clients will benefit from the complementary skills, knowledge and facilities that this merger brings together,” commented Professor Colin Dennis, Campden BRI’s director general. “BRI members will benefit from the breadth of CCFRA’s activities including hygiene, microbiology, chemistry and packaging technology. CCFRA members will benefit from the expertise and facilities that BRI holds in the science and technology of alcoholic drinks.”Its combined business now consists of an extensive food process hall and pilot plant, state-of-the-art laboratories, purpose-built consumer and sensory science facilities and dedicated training and conference facilities.last_img read more


Destination Dell EMC is now the Dell Technologies Tour

first_imgIn today’s fast-paced world, we understand that it’s not always easy to take a few days away from the office to attend big industry trade events.  That’s why for the past two years we have had the unique opportunity to visit customers where they are and bring our products on the road with the Destination Dell and Destination Dell EMC tour.  To date, this tour has hosted over 30K visitors in 58 cities across two countries.  The feedback has been amazing; customers love it!This year we expanded into the Dell Technologies Tour.  This will enable us to feature the broader portfolio across the entire Dell Technologies family of businesses.  Through the tour, we are able to bring our products to you and provide deeper conversations with the experts on site.  The tour is equipped with our latest client and infrastructure technology solutions and hands-on demos that help make it real.Hosted by Dell Technologies and Intel, this tour will feature many products to help you in your digital transformation journey.  These include solutions for application and IT transformation, such as Hyper-Converged Solutions featuring VxRail and VMware vSAN ReadyNode and next-generation PowerEdge Servers and All-Flash Data Storage.Also featured are many Workforce Transformation solutions such as the latest-generation Latitude, OptiPlex, Rugged and Precision portfolios with purpose-built ecosystems, peripherals, and our award-winning Dell Displays such as our industry leading 86’ Touch Display.Visitors will learn more about Intel Optane® technology and collaborative conferencing solutions with Intel Unite®.  And finally, we will have some fun with real-world business applications.  The Big Rig features a next gen VR experience, a race car game that brings to life the power of our Dell Precision Workstations, a rooftop lounge* area and often a “best-of” local food truck.If you’d like to learn more about our tour visit the Dell Technologies Tour page.  Or you can follow us on Twitter @DellTech #DellTechTour.We can’t wait to see you on our road trip!*Rooftop lounge is subject to weather and safety parameters.last_img read more


Limiting contingency fees won’t lower health costs

first_img Limiting contingency fees won’t lower health costs ABA report also finds lawsuits are not having an appreciable effect on doctors’ malpractice rates An ABA task force has concluded that a proposed Florida constitutional amendment limiting lawyers’ contingency fees in medical malpractice cases and other such efforts would not lower health costs for consumers or help doctors stay in business and treat their patients. The Task Force on Contingent Fees, chaired by Ft. Lauderdale attorney Steven B. Lesser, released its report on October 8 and found that malpractice lawsuits are not having an appreciable effect on doctors’ malpractice rates. The task force included lawyer representatives from corporations and insurance companies as well as former Bar President Edward Blumberg. It spent a year studying medical malpractice and contingency fee issues. Among its conclusions: • There is no hard evidence that contingency fees have significantly affected the malpractice insurance rates paid by doctors. • There is no evidence that contingency fees have resulted in a higher number of frivolous or “junk” lawsuits. The task force found that only about 2 percent of actual malpractice or medical negligence results in a claim. • There is evidence that some injured patients are not filing meritorious claims because of the high costs of investigation and litigation of those cases. Lesser said those findings directly affect the amendment on the Florida November 2 ballot. That proposal, backed by the Florida Medical Association, would limit contingency fees in medical malpractice cases to 30 percent of the first $250,000 awarded and to 10 percent above that. “Lowering the cap on contingency fees means that in many legitimate cases involving people seriously injured through negligence and malpractice, an increasing number of attorneys will simply be unable to represent those clients because of the high overhead costs of investigation and litigation,” Lesser said. He added that will hurt both the legal and the health systems. Blumberg said if the kind of fee caps contemplated in Amendment 3 were put into place, it would effectively provide immunity for health care providers, because there would be no lawyers willing to take malpractice cases. He also noted the amendment contemplates no restrictions on the fees insurance companies can pay their lawyers. “The only people who will get hurt are the victims because lawyers will go on to find other specialties,” Blumberg said. “Right now, really, malpractice cases are so expensive only the clearest cases and the most catastrophic injuries get prosecuted anyway and these are the people who will wind up. . . living without the care they need and deserve because they can’t get lawyers.” Lesser said there is clear evidence that medical malpractice lawsuits have the beneficial effect of serving as a deterrent, “keeping doctors and hospitals that have injured people through negligence and malpractice from repeating their mistakes. “Other doctors also are careful not to commit those mistakes and that’s a good thing — fewer mistakes mean better and safer health care delivery for patients and better overall quality in the health care delivery system,” Lesser said. The full report can be found in the ABA’s Web site at http://www.abanet.org/tips/contingent/home.html. Limiting contingency fees won’t lower health costs October 15, 2004 Regular Newslast_img read more


Gang Member Gets Life in Prison for Murder of Mom, Tot

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A reputed ex-MS-13 street gang chapter leader was sentenced Monday to life in prison for fatally shooting a 19-year-old woman and her 2-year-old son in Central Islip three years ago, among others.Heriberto “Boxer” Martinez, 26, had been convicted at Central Islip federal court in March of murder, racketeering, assault with dangerous weapons and related firearms and conspiracy offenses.“Martinez authorized the execution of a young mother, whom he believed had disrespected the gang, ordered the execution of a security guard for doing his job, and … carried out the execution of a fellow MS-13 member who refused to commit senseless, violent crimes,” said Loretta Lynch, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York.Martinez’ co-defendant, Carlos “Silencio” Ortega, was convicted of the same charges and also sentenced to life in prison last month.Prosecutors said Martinez helped three of his co-conspirators evade arrest in the murder of Vanessa Argueta and her toddler son, Diego Torres in February 2010.Martinez and four fellow gang members used the same gun to shoot 23-year-old Nestor Moreno, a security guard at El Rancho Bar and Grill in Hempstead, in March 2010 following a dispute over an unpaid bar tab in which Martinez was sprayed with pepper spray.That same month, Martinez and Ortega murdered fellow MS-13 member Mario Alberto Canton Quijada on the beach in Far Rockaway—hacking him to death with machetes—because of his reluctance to attack rival gang members on behalf of the MS-13.last_img read more


CDC sees decline in most foodborne illnesses

first_img As in past years, Salmonella infections were the most common foodborne illness, followed by Campylobacter cases. Shigella, Cryptosporidium, and Escherichia coli O157 infections ranked third, fourth, and fifth. CDC. Preliminary FoodNet data on the incidence of infection with pathogens transmitted commonly through food—10 states, United States, 2005. MMWR 2006 Apr 14;55(14):392-5 [Full text] The CDC said the big increase in incidence of Cryptosporidium cases in 2005 over 2004 was due to a large outbreak at a water park in New York last year. However, there are several caveats. One is that Vibrio cases have increased an estimated 41% since the baseline period. Further, most of the progress on the other illnesses occurred before 2005. For Campylobacter, most of the decline came before 2001, and the rate of Listeria cases in 2005 was higher than in 2002. See also: The CDC assesses trends in foodborne illness by comparing each year’s figures with data from 1996 through 1998, the first 3 years of the FoodNet active surveillance program. On that basis, the agency says the rates of Campylobacter, Salmonella, Listeria, and several other infections were lower in 2005 than in the baseline period, but most of the progress came before 2005. The report shows 44 cases of hemolytic uremic syndrome, a major complication of E coli O157, among children in 2004, the latest data available. That compares with 52 cases reported in 2003. A comparison of the 2005 data with the CDC data for 2004 shows little change in incidence for most of the pathogens. The rate of salmonellosis cases in 2005 was 14.55 per 100,000 people, compared with 14.7 in 2004. The 2005 and 2004 incidence rates for others are as follows: Campylobacter, 12.72 and 12.9; Shigella, 4.67 and 5.1; Cryptosporidium, 2.95 and 1.32 (13.2 per million); and E coli O157, 1.06 and 0.9.center_img The data come from the CDC’s FoodNet surveillance system, which covers all or parts of 10 states with about 15% of the US population. The agency reported the data in the Apr 14 issue of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, published today. Apr 13, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – The incidence of most major foodborne diseases in 2005 changed little from the previous year and generally continued a slow decline from levels measured in the late 1990s, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The surveillance program identified a total of 16,614 laboratory-confirmed foodborne infections in 2005. Salmonella accounted for 6,471 cases, about 39% of the total. There were 5,655 Campylobacter cases, or about 34% of the total. The CDC reports 2,078 Shigella cases, 1,313 Cryptosporidium cases, and 473 cases of Shiga toxin–producing E coli (STEC) O157. The remaining cases included Yersinia, STEC non-O157, Listeria, Vibrio, and Cyclospora. Because the FoodNet surveillance area has increased greatly since 1996, the CDC uses a statistical model to estimate the changes in rates of foodborne infections since the baseline period. Using that method, the agency cites the following estimates of declines in foodborne infections: Yersinia, 49%; Shigella 43%; Listeria, 32%: Campylobacter, 30%; E coli O157, 29%; and Salmonella, 9%. In addition, only one of the five most common Salmonella serotypes—Typhimurium—has declined significantly, the CDC said. CDC report on 2004 FoodNet datahttp://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5414a2.htmlast_img read more


Cheshire development Embracing change

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Rise in German virus infections spurs concern

first_imgAs recently as Wednesday, Germany’s number stood at 0.65.But since then the country has reported clusters of new cases at slaughterhouses and at care homes for the elderly.The RKI cautioned that it was too soon to draw conclusions but said the number of new infections “would need to be watched very closely in the coming days”.The latest data raised alarm after Merkel only on Wednesday declared that Germany had left the “first phase” of the pandemic behind it and federal states announced relaxations of social restrictions. Football, slaughterhouses In Germany’s most populous state of North Rhine-Westphalia, there has been a spike in cases at a slaughterhouse in the district of Coesfeld, where around 200 of the 1,200 employees have tested positive for the virus.Many of them are foreign workers from eastern Europe who lived in shared housing.The regional government has ordered workers at all of the state’s slaughterhouses to undergo testing. It has also delayed the loosening of some confinement measures in the district.An outbreak of COVID-19 at a slaughterhouse in the northern state of Schleswig-Holstein has likewise pushed the district of Steinburg over the infection threshold.In the eastern state of Thuringia, Greiz district has reported a jump in infections among residents and employees of several care homes and a geriatrics hospital.There were also fresh fears for the planned restart of the Bundesliga football season on May 16 after second-tier Dynamo Dresden were ordered to go into quarantine over two coronavirus cases. Protests Despite the rising concerns, some Germans believe the country is not moving fast enough in easing the confinement measures.Thousand of people took to streets in cities nationwide at the weekend to protest against the remaining restrictions, such as wearing a mask on public transport and limiting social contacts.Tensions rose at a rally in Berlin on Saturday, where hundreds of protesters chanted “Freedom, Freedom” and some threw bottles at police. Several dozen people were taken into custody.In Munich, where some 3,000 protesters gathered on Saturday, police criticized participants for not sticking to social distancing rules.The demos, which have grown larger in recent weeks, have mostly attracted a mix of far-right and far-left sympathizers. But they are increasingly becoming more mainstream.A well-known politician from the liberal Free Democrats party (FDP), Thomas Kemmerich, came under fire for joining a protest in Thuringia state that was also attended by members of the far-right AfD party. Most shops and playgrounds have reopened, children are gradually returning to classrooms and states are to varying degrees reopening restaurants, gyms and places of worship.German local authorities have however agreed to pull an “emergency brake” and reimpose social curbs if the infection rate rises above 50 cases per 100,000 residents over a week.That has already happened in at least three districts in recent days, according to the RKI.center_img Germany’s coronavirus spread appears to be picking up speed again, official data showed Sunday, just days after Chancellor Angela Merkel said the country could gradually return to normal.The Robert Koch Institute for public health said Germany’s closely watched reproduction rate (R0) had climbed to 1.1, meaning 10 people with COVID-19 infect on average 11 others.The RKI has warned that for the infection rate to be deemed under control and slowing down, R0 has to stay below one.  Topics :last_img read more