Prep Sports Roundup: 4/22

first_imgApril 22, 2019 /Sports News – Local Prep Sports Roundup: 4/22 Boys Soccer Brad James Written by Non-Region SPANISH FORK, Utah-Tyler Hadley tripled and drove in 2 runs as North Sanpete scored 3 runs in the seventh to come from behind to beat American Leadership Academy 4-3 Monday in non-region baseball action. David Serba doubled in the win and Zane Tibbs earned the win on the mound. FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBaseball DRAPER, Utah-Asaki Matsumoto, Avery Wade and Ismael Diarra each scored as the Wasatch Academy Tigers blanked Draper APA 3-0 in Region 17 boys soccer action Monday. Diego Ruiz Osorio earned the shutout for the Tigers in the win. Region 17 Tags: Asaki Matsumoto/Avery Wade/Diego Ruiz Osorio/Ismael Diarra/Wasatch Academy Tigers BEAVER, Utah-Ryker Albrecht homered and Crayton Hollingshead doubled, but it wasn’t enough as Lincoln County, Nevada topped Beaver 12-3 in non-region baseball action Monday. Kamdon Lewis hit 2 home runs and a double while driving in 6 runs for Lincoln County in the win.last_img read more

USA: Northrop Grumman Corporation Signs USD 48.7 Million BACN Contract

first_img View post tag: Naval View post tag: 48.7 May 20, 2011 View post tag: News by topic USA: Northrop Grumman Corporation Signs USD 48.7 Million BACN Contract The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation  a $48.7 million contract modification for continuing operations and support of the Battlefield Airborne Communications Node (BACN) system.Under the contract modification, Northrop Grumman will continue providing management, engineering, implementation, test, site and training support.BACN provides an advanced airborne communications gateway capability to commanders and warfighters, enhancing situational awareness and connecting disparate voice and datalink networks throughout the battlespace. BACN bridges and extends voice communications and battlespace awareness information from numerous sources using a suite of computers and radio systems.The Air Force Electronic Systems Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., awarded the contract to Northrop Grumman in support of the Air Force Materiel Command.Northrop Grumman is the prime contractor for the development, fielding and maintenance of the BACN system. The company was awarded the first BACN contract in April 2005.Northrop Grumman’s work on the BACN program is managed and performed primarily in San Diego.The BACN program has received a number of accolades over the past year. The Department of Defense (DoD) and the National Defense Industrial Association selected the BACN Joint Urgent Operational Need program to receive one of the Top 5 DoD Program Awards, which are given annually for excellence in systems engineering.BACN also was honored with the Weapon Systems Award from the Order of Daedalians, a national fraternity of military pilots, and the 2010 Network Centric Warfare Award™ for Outstanding Achievement from a Defense Industry Partner, by the Institute for Defense and Government Advancement.Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems, and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide.[mappress]Source: Northrop Grumman, May 20, 2011; View post tag: Navy View post tag: Corporation View post tag: Signs View post tag: usacenter_img Share this article View post tag: Northrop View post tag: BACN Back to overview,Home naval-today USA: Northrop Grumman Corporation Signs USD 48.7 Million BACN Contract View post tag: contract View post tag: Grumman View post tag: USD View post tag: millionlast_img read more

Russia to React Harshly on US Warships Next to Its Coast, Vice Premier Says

first_img View post tag: Warships View post tag: React Russia to React Harshly on US Warships Next to Its Coast, Vice Premier Says View post tag: Harshly View post tag: Navy View post tag: Naval Share this article View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Vice View post tag: coast View post tag: US View post tag: says View post tag: premier Authorities View post tag: Russia November 14, 2012 Possible deployment of American warships equipped with Aegis-type missile defense systems next to Russian coast will …[mappress]Source: Russian Navy, November 14, 2012 Back to overview,Home naval-today Russia to React Harshly on US Warships Next to Its Coast, Vice Premier Says View post tag: nextlast_img read more

Services Contract Awarded for Multiple US Navy Ship Classes

first_img View post tag: americas View post tag: US Navy Authorities View post tag: Multiple View post tag: Awarded September 24, 2014 View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Navy View post tag: Classes Share this articlecenter_img View post tag: services View post tag: Naval View post tag: ship Back to overview,Home naval-today Services Contract Awarded for Multiple US Navy Ship Classes This proposed contract will provide various supplies and services in support of the analysis, repair, alteration, and product improvement of existing L-3 systems currently installed.Work will be conducted at various ship homeports within and outside the continental United States as required, and is expected to completed by September 2019.Fiscal 2014 operations and maintenance (Navy) funding in the amount of $300,000 will be obligated at time of award and will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.This contract was not competitively procured in accordance with 10 U.S.C. 2304(c)(1) – only one responsible source and no other supplies or services will satisfy agency requirements.The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division, Ship System Engineering Station, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is the contracting activity.[mappress]Press Release, September 24, 2014; Image: US Navy View post tag: contract Illustration: USS George WashingtonL-3 Communications Corp., Ayer, Massachusetts, is being awarded a $39,6 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the procurement of hardware items and associated engineering and technical services for multiple U.S. Navy ship classes. Services Contract Awarded for Multiple US Navy Ship Classeslast_img read more

Meet Andrew Alexander Funeral Director Of Alexander East

first_imgMeet Andrew Alexander Funeral DirectorAndrew is a 1988 graduate of North High School, a 1992 graduate of DePauw University and a 1993 graduate of Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. He has since served in the funeral industry and enjoys helping people in our community by making funeral planning easier and creating a special tribute to the lives of their loved ones.Andrew is a longtime member of the Rotary Club of Evansville and Holy Rosary Catholic Church. In his free time he volunteers for Habitat for Humanity of Evansville.Andrew grew up in Evansville, lived in Newburgh for 10 years after graduating college and now lives on the north side of Evansville with his wife, daughter and 2 sons. He enjoys spending time with his children and supporting their endeavors. He also enjoys playing a variety of sports and being outdoors.Andrew lives life with this Alan Wallace quote in mind: “Life is a flash of lightning in the dark of night. It is a brief time of tremendous potential.”FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Latest AC Nielsen market figures

first_imgfor Northern Ireland have put Allied Bakeries Ireland (ABI) as Belfast’s top-selling bakery, showing that the company controls the top two bread brands in the province.ABI claimed to have held the top spot in Northern Ireland’s bread industry with its flagship brand Kingsmill for eight years and the figures reveal that another of its bread brands, Sunblest, is now at number two, having grown from an 8% unit share of Northern Ireland’s bread market to a 12.3% share since January this year. ABI marketing executive Andrew Hollywood said: “During 2007, we invested heavily in Sunblest and customers saw the first advertising campaign for the brand in over 20 years, when we aired the ’How Very Veda!’ campaign late last year. In 2008 customers will see a lot of improvements to our current Sunblest range.”last_img read more

Making waves in Brighton: The Flour Pot Bakery

first_imgVisitors to The Flour Pot Kitchen are treated to the sights and sounds of the seaside, from crashing waves to squawking seagulls, accompanied by the smell of freshly-baked loaves, pizzas and coffee.Located on the Brighton seafront, it presents a twist on the business’s Flour Pot bakery concept by serving an all-day menu of contemporary, seasonal dishes, artisanal pizza, signature coffee and a spot of booze, alongside traditional bakery items found in the company’s five bakeries in the city.“One advantage of this model is spend per head is higher,” notes founder Oli Hyde. “It is licensed and we make food to order, so it is generating new revenue but also new interest in our business.”The new menu additions – which include hot skillets filled with ras el hanout spiced lamb and Sicilian fish stew alongside sourdough pizzas and charcuterie – draw in the tourists as well as the locals. The latter are particularly important as The Flour Pot Kitchen committed to staying open year-round as part of the tender process for the seafront site.“This is the model that will be able to travel beyond the city limits,” adds Hyde, noting the potential to expand into nearby towns including Worthing, Eastbourne and Haywards Heath. It is also looking to capitalise on its signature roast coffee, made in collaboration with Small Batch, with a potential coffee site on the seafront.The key to delivering the kitchen model is the efficient flow of products from the company’s main bakery to the site, and the on-site work flow.“We developed a menu around the oven for speed of service,” says Hyde. The oven in question is a three-deck, six-tray Polin. “It was the first bread oven I ever bought,” he adds, noting that it is an ex-show model. The top deck is primarily used for pizza while the bottom is used for warming the skillets before they’re browned off in the top. Hyde also bought a pizza dough roller to increase uniformity and speed up the process of getting food to the table, which he describes as a sound investment.A large number of friendly, motivated staff also aid this, from dedicated chefs and a barista to the floor staff. “We have a great team who want to stick with the company, so we have good staff retention and, from their point of view, there’s security in working for a company of this size.”The Flour Pot Kitchen, BrightonWho: Oli Hyde, founder and managing director of The Flour Pot BakeryWhat: The Flour Pot Kitchen is a new twist on the company’s traditional bakeries. Alongside bread, sandwiches and coffee, this licensed café also serves up a selection of seasonal specials and pizzasWhere: 85-90 Kings Road Archers, Brighton Beach, BN1  2FNWhen: The kitchen opened in July 2018, but The Flour Pot has been operational since 2015 after branching off from high-end catering company and hospitality consultancy Juniper Catering, which Hyde founded in 2004Why: “It’s very much a bakery and a coffee shop in the morning, but what we wanted to do was offer made to order food from midday.” What a view: Hyde believes it would have been “crazy” to pass up a location on Brighton seafront, particularly one with a view of the city’s most photographed monument – the West Pier.   Caffeine hit: The Flour Pot serves up its own unique blend of coffee, which was produced through a collaboration with local roaster Small Batch.Logo: “Simplicity is synonymous with The Flour Pot,” says Hyde, who notes the clean lines and stylish design of the interior was inspired by the logo and previous sites.Dough-licious: All bread sold at The Flour Pot Kitchen is baked freshly off-site at the company’s bakery and production kitchen in the Fishersgate part of the city. Pizza the action: The Italian classic forms a core part of the all-day menu, with dough fresh from the main bakery topped with a selection of ingredients.Design: The furniture, cabinetry and lighting were made by hand and the copper piping, used for shelving and light fixtures, is a core part of the design.last_img read more

Design for movement

first_imgAt a basic level, architecture is like a shoe: a useful tool designed to protect the human body from harm caused by the natural elements.Yet over time, we can become over-reliant on its comfort, losing our dexterity and our ability to withstand even the slightest discomforts. So what is meant to help us may, in fact, hinder us by making things too easy, removing all physical challenges and other stressors that are essential for optimal health.It doesn’t have to be that way, says Lauren Friedrich, a 2016 graduate of Harvard’s Graduate School of Design (GSD). What if instead of disconnecting the human body from the man-made landscape, architectural design used creativity and reorientation to create spaces that challenged our physical skills and encouraged, rather than minimized, a range of movements that supported better health?That’s the question Friedrich set out to explore in her master’s thesis, a project that takes a multidisciplinary approach incorporating insights from experts across Harvard in neuroscience, biomechanics, physical therapy, choreography, and ergonomics, and ideas from people who patronize public spaces. Her thesis also cleverly reimagines GSD’s Gund Hall as a flexible fun house full of passageways that encourage circulation and “resting nets.” The Gazette spoke with Friedrich about her novel research.GAZETTE: How did you become interested in the relationship between architecture and the human body?FRIEDRICH: Over the past two years, I have grown immensely interested in what shapes the human body, whether it is the food that we eat or the way that we move. Despite the fact that individuals tend to excuse their physical shortcomings — lack of strength, poor balance, horrible coordination, embarrassing flexibility — on lack of time, lack of access to a gym, or genetics, I couldn’t help but question whether the built environment, arguably where we spent most of our time, was to blame. Erica Tukiainen, earning a master’s in public health, wants society to get up and exercise The joys (and benefits) of movement Related GAZETTE: What did you set out to study?FRIEDRICH: Before I could even consider designing, I set out to fully understand what the problem was and why it was occurring. Realizing early on that architectural history touched little on movement and how movement shapes the physical body, I began to explore fields that would have a stronger perspective. I spoke with physical therapists, bio-mechanists, ergonomists, dancers and choreographers, physical trainers, educators, and scientists. More importantly, I spoke with regular people, people who sit and work at desks all day, people who stand up all day, people who commute by bike and others who commute by bus, people who go the gym regularly, and those who don’t go at all. I was intrigued by the responses, by the genuine questions and curiosities, and by the excitement I triggered for the possibility of an environment different than we’ve grown so accustomed to.‘Sitting is not the problem. It’s the amount of time we spend doing any one behavior that threatens the health of the body.’ — Lauren FriedrichI learned through this research that the body is shaped more by how we move than by how much we move. So, I dove into neuroscience to understand how we move. The brain is programmed to repeat behaviors and to adapt quickly to its environment. Unfortunately, when the body adapts, it stops sending sensory signals to the brain. Just as routines place us in automatic-pilot mode, severing the conscious ties between the brain and the movements being performed, repeated movements change the physical body on a cellular level, reshaping the muscles, tissues, and bones to best accommodate the behavior. The result is a body that is narrowly adapted to its environment. An example of this would be sitting at a desk all day, shoulders hunched forward, spine curved, with all of the body’s gravity being loaded onto the chair. Because no muscles are being engaged for stabilization, they either tighten up or atrophy. Even when that body stands up, the spine will keep the curve and the muscles will strain.Similarly, if the hip is only ever required to extend to a certain degree of flexion when walking upstairs, it will lose its ability to reach full flexion. So, I advanced into designing an environment that engages the full body with three main movement parameters: to stress the body beyond what it’s accustomed to, to progressively adapt the body to these new stressors, and to vary the movements being performed.Lauren Friedrich’s proposed workspace has several goals: to stress the body beyond what it’s accustomed to, to progressively adapt the body to these new stressors, and to vary the movements being performed.GAZETTE: In your thesis, you say “living efficiently is not necessarily healthy.” What do you mean? Have we invented and innovated our way into physical decline?FRIEDRICH: We’re designing environments that are making people’s lives easier, where you can save time by taking the elevator over the stairs, or where you can pick up a phone to save yourself the trip to another room in the office. But at the same time, we’re eliminating the need to move. You can design the most ergonomic chair possible and mitigate pain at a desk, but it still doesn’t require the body to stabilize on its own or to change its position frequently. Our population is always on the lookout for the newest trend, and right now the standing desk is it. Though a step in the right direction, standing isn’t the solution to our increasingly sedentary lifestyles. Sitting is not the problem. It’s the amount of time we spend doing any one behavior that threatens the health of the body.GAZETTE: One critique you make is that we’re completely over-furnished. How so?FRIEDRICH: What I am most critical of about furniture is that it’s so prescriptive. A desk tells you to work a certain way, a chair tells you how to sit. There’s no flexibility in the design. In Western culture especially, we have grown so reliant on furniture that it doesn’t seem practical to eliminate it. I don’t believe it needs to be eliminated entirely, but design should not require the body to behave in a certain way every time.GAZETTE: Tell me about your project to reconsider how we use and move through Gund Hall.FRIEDRICH: Just like furniture, my critique of design at an architectural scale is that it does not engage the physical body. There are three ways to ascend or descend a building: stairs, elevators, or ramps. But what about climbing? What about sliding? What about jumping or crawling or rolling? Why have architects become so restricted by what is expected of a building? Why do we need to be sitting in an office to be working productively? Does a workspace need to have desks and chairs? I worry that we have gotten so comfortable interacting with the built environment that we’ve stopped questioning “Is there another way to do that?”Gund Hall became my prototype for playful exploration. It’s a workplace with spaces for working, eating, learning, lecturing, collaborating, reading, researching, and socializing. I saw opportunity in the existing structure to implement change rather than to start new. I kept as much of the existing building as I could, and eliminated any design that trains narrowly adapted behaviors, like flat floors and repetitive stairs. I organized the design into two movement types: stability and mobility.Spaces where the brain is engaged (work spaces) would now challenge the stabilizers of the body, with improved opportunity to sit, squat, stand, kneel, lay, bend, and pivot. Spaces where the brain could engage with the body rather than on the work being performed (transition spaces) would become spaces for full-body mobility. Instead of designing an open plan drenched with furniture, I designed a multitiered landscape that gave every individual the option to work in a manner that best suited their body, and that encouraged constant change in position. For vertical movement, rather than relying solely on stairs and elevators, I designed a linear scaffold that served as both structural support for the work landscape above, or as a means of climbing up to the workspace, with opportunity to swing, hang, and engage both upper and lower body. I also introduced rest space back into the building. All of our “lounges” have turned into pin-up spaces for class, with really nowhere to get away for short periods of time to disengage from work. Rest is so critical, both to the body and the brain, so I used the existing truss structure as support for the new resting nets.GAZETTE: Do you think it’s possible some of your ideas could be eventually implemented?FRIEDRICH: I definitely hope so. My design for Gund Hall may be a bit of an extreme, but it makes the point that movement can be brought into the built environment, and it can be done using a lot of what already exists in architecture. As designers, we need to stop designing environments that train repetitive behaviors, and that only engage the body in one way.GAZETTE: What is the optimal design or configuration for an office, classroom, or home that supports better health?FRIEDRICH: I don’t believe there’s any one way to solve all of these problems, but I think we should start with the idea of moving more variably and more often. Environments should be flexible to the needs of everybody, but that doesn’t mean they need to always be changing. I think the strongest design element is variability. In nature, “affordances” of scale, framework, and interaction provide the individual the freedom to choose how much to stress their body, where to move, and how to interact with the environment. Architecture should provide the same freedoms.GAZETTE: What can the field of architecture do better or take into consideration about how it impacts people’s bodies and, therefore, health?FRIEDRICH: It seems right now architecture that changes the way people move or interact with the built environment is considered radical, or so out of the ordinary. I am hoping in the future this isn’t the case. Architects like Claude Parent, Shusaku Arakawa, and Madeline Gins were innovating new ways to think about design, and while their designs may have looked very different, they were playful and exploratory and they engaged the body. When you tie design with the body, people tend to think the solution is product-based ergonomics, but Sou Fujimoto’s “Primitive Future” used the body as a basis for the architecture. The solution can happen at a larger scale; it doesn’t need to rely on furniture and objects.There will always be skeptics. How do you prove the design will improve health? How do you keep people from repeating patterns in a variable environment? How is it safe? How is it practical? Architecture can’t solve everything, but it can be conscious of the body and the way the body needs to move. My thesis got people thinking about their own movement behaviors, it raised awareness of a widespread problem, and it challenged the way we move currently. It’s only a start to the conversation. This interview was edited for clarity and length.last_img read more

Hall Presidents Council encourages collaboration between dorms, hall improvement

first_imgAs Hall Presidents Council (HPC) co-chairs this year, seniors Joe Trzaska and Brendan Watts said they have focused on making HPC a collaborative environment for hall presidents and vice presidents.“At HPC, our goal is to disseminate information, to encourage collaboration between the halls and we run the Hall of the Year competition, so it’s like a competitive, collaborative spirit hybrid that exists in HPC where each dorm is trying is maximize its potential but all the dorms are working toward the same goal,” Trzaska said.To help with this goal, HPC hosts weekly meetings that feature hall announcements, other announcements and recurring features such as StaNDout and HPChat.With StaNDout, Trzaska said the presidents and vice presidents from two dorms each week share about life in their hall. While this segment has existed in the past, Trzaska said this year he and Watts have shifted its focus to a more day-to-day look.“Everyone knows about [the] Keenan Revue and Cav used to be a men’s dorm,” he said. “That’s interesting, but it’s not really relevant to how you can build your community today. We’ve tried to shift the focus of the StaNDout segment to a contemporary look at goings-on in the hall and things that make you proud of living there.”With the second feature, HPChat, Trzaska and Watts said they have tried to bring in outside speakers to help guide discussions. Past speakers have included Karen Kennedy, director of student centers, activities and events, and Mia James, assistant director for educational initiatives at the Gender Relations Center. Trzaska and Watts also plan to host vice president for student affairs Erin Hoffmann Harding, they said.Watts said the goal of bringing in the speakers is to make HPC engaging for hall presidents, to let them take valuable information back to their hall and to enable them to host better events. For instance, Watts said one HPChat focused on improving multicultural events in dorms.“We’ve had some really cool guests who have been able to get the presidents’ minds on different issues they might not have been focused on,” Trzaska said.To help encourage a more collaborative spirit between halls, Trzaska said he and Watts have tried to change the way dorms talk about their events during HPC.“Sometimes in the past there was really a spirit of competition, sometimes at the expense of other dorms in HPC,” Trzaska said. “If dorms had a really cool event — a recurring event, say — they would keep their cards close to their chest so that no one else could use it and get Hall of the Year points, too. To combat that, we tried to reframe the way dorms think about those events by doing cool event highlights each month.”Trzaska said he and Watts look at the Rocknes, forms dorms submit at the end of each month, and if they see a good event in the form, they will ask the president and vice president of the dorm to talk about it during HPC.As another way to help hall presidents and vice presidents, Watts said he and Trzaska have continued to host one-on-one meetings with the presidents and vice presidents at the start of the year but have also added in a mid-year meeting.At the beginning of the semester, Trzaska and Watts had the dorm presidents and vice presidents outline their goals for the year.“Each hall is trying to accomplish different things, trying to change different things,” he said. “ … We’re going to check in mid-year and see how they’re working on that rather than waiting until the end-of-the-year presentation and seeing if they accomplish [their goals]. By meeting with them mid-year, if they’re not on progress to meet those goals, we can hopefully help facilitate that.”Trzaska and Watts have also made a change to this year’s Hall of the Year competition, reallocating 5 percent of the score to GreeNDot participation.“If a hall reaches 15 percent participation in GreeNDot bystander training — they have 15 percent of the dorm bystanders trained — they automatically receive that 5 percent of the Hall of the Year score,” Watts said.Watts said there are also several incentives, such as cash prizes and water filtration systems, to help encourage dorms to go beyond the 15 percent. The change, Watts said, should help promote a safer campus environment as well as help give halls opportunities beyond the final presentation to earn Hall of the Year points. This year’s HPC co-chairs have made concrete steps to focus on specific changes in accordance with the goals for the year. They have an organized approach to creating change and have made actual changes in addition to thinking through future changes they want to make. Grade: ATags: 2018 Student Government Insider, Hall of the year, hall president’s council, HPClast_img read more