Gach’s three foul shots send Utah past Colorado in OT

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Both Gach scored a career-high 28 points, including three free throws with 0.6 seconds left, to lift Utah to a 74-72 overtime victory over Colorado.Wright capped an 8-2 run for Colorado by driving for a go-ahead layup that put the Buffaloes up 72-70 with 31 seconds left in overtime. Then Gach converted three free throws after being fouled by Wright on a last-second shot to secure the win for Utah.Wright IV scored 20 points and totaled six rebounds and six assists to lead the Buffaloes.Utah snapped a three-game losing streak. Tags: Both Gach/Pac-12/Utah Runnin’ Utes Basketball Associated Press Written by March 7, 2020 /Sports News – Local Gach’s three foul shots send Utah past Colorado in OTlast_img read more

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Japan mulls turning helicopter destroyer into F-35B carrier

first_img View post tag: Izumo-class Share this article View post tag: F-35B Japan is considering turning one of its helicopter destroyers into a “multi-purpose aircraft carrier” as part of a review of the country’s National Defense Program Guidelines, Japan’s defense minister Takeshi Iwaya has confirmed.Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, the defense minister said the country is evaluating plans to convert one of its two Izumo-class helicopter destroyers into platforms capable of accommodating fighter jets.While the defense minister did not confirm, the plan would likely include F-35B short take-off and vertical landing (STOVL) stealth jets.Japan already has a number of F-35A (the conventional takeoff and landing variant) on order and is preparing to procure another 100 F-35 jets. According to a Nikkei report which cited anonymous sources, the order would include both short take-off and conventional take-off variants.The Japan Maritime Self Defense Forces’ two Izumo-class helicopter destroyers measure 248 meters in length and currently operate 9 helicopters. Should they be converted for the operation of F-35B jets, the ships would have to receive a special thermion coating which would protect the flight deck from the temperatures created by F-35B thrusters.The US Navy is currently in the process of upgrading its 258-meter Wasp-class amphibious assault ships for F-35B operations. An F-35B jet flying from the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS Essex recently became the first F-35B ever to conduct a combat strike as it provided ground clearance operations in Afghanistan.Japan would receive an aircraft carrier for the first time the since World War II should the defense ministry go ahead with plans of converting one of its helicopter destroyers.center_img Photo: JMSDF file photo of helicopter destroyer JS Izumo View post tag: JMSDFlast_img read more

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Technical Design Adjunct – PSNS

first_imgDescriptionOlympic College, an award-winning college on the Olympic Peninsulain Washington State, strives to attract faculty who will helpaccomplish the college mission of helping students succeed. OlympicCollege seeks to recruit faculty who will enthusiastically supportthe College’s commitment to the academic success for all of ourstudents, including first generation students, students of color,students with disabilities, military veterans, students of varyingage, students of diverse sexual-orientations and genderexpressions, and students of diverse socio-economic backgrounds.Olympic College seeks applicants who are dedicated to:student-centered learning, closing achievement gaps, leadingdiversity and social justice learning opportunities, and employingdata-informed decision making in their instruction. As an Achievingthe Dream institution, the college is part of a network of morethan 220 colleges, each committed to helping students achieve theircollege and career goals.Click the “How to Apply” button for more information.last_img read more

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Why Jazz Is The Most Stimulating Genre of Music, According To Science

first_imgThe brain is a highly organized and complex organ that functions as the coordinating center of all sensation, intellectual and nervous activity. Each area of the brain directly corresponds to a very specific function (emotions, movement, visual processing, memory, etc.), and can be stimulated in various scenarios based upon these trigger activities. This is why people use music to navigate their existing mood, activity, or energy level.Just as you should dress for the job you want to have, you should listen to the mindset that you seek. If it is a creatively-driven, focused mentality that you are after, then Dr. William Klemm, of Psychology Today, says you should listen to jazz music, as it comes with a multitude of different cognitive benefits that enrich your mind.Scientists Have Discovered The Area Of The Brain That Responds To MusicFor one, jazz relieves stress. Music has a direct effect on our hormones, which is why the typical music enthusiast relies on music to lead the motions of their day. With the heart synced to the rhythms pulsating through our ear drums, it is no wonder we become sad when listening to slower, more depressing songs; or the opposite, as we become overjoyed by feelings of excitement and energy when listening to more upbeat, positively stimulating songs. This is because our hearts and our brains are intrinsically connected.Klemm adds that stress is the “arch-enemy of memory ability,” and so to reduce stress levels while engaging in highly concentrated activities, like studying, is extremely powerful to the end result. Therefore, subjects are much more likely to retain the information in the environment of jazz’s soothing agents.How Music Can Be Used To Influence Different Mood GoalsSecondly, jazz stimulates the mind. As your brain receives messages from the environment, it releases chemicals to react accordingly. Following the influence of jazz, your brain tends to mimic the rhythmically improvisational patterns, which might pop and jerk at times in acute measures. The activity in the music therefore influences increased hyperactive neural stimulation.It is the back-and-forth playing, the communication of instruments, that activates areas of the brain correlated with the syntax of language. Music is of course the universal language, but even your brain picks up on what jazz is putting down.Why Some People Get ‘Skin-Gasms’ While Listening To MusicFurthermore, jazz boosts creativity. With decreased stress levels and increased patterns of language, the brain is more susceptible to using its imagination to complete logical thought processing. According to researcher Beth Belle Cooper, ambient noise improves creativity; she continues to say that the type of music, and the volume at which you listen to it, is also critical to improving creativity. She states, “moderate noise levels increase processing difficulty, which promotes abstract processing, leading to higher creativity.” So, by forcing our brains to work a little harder than normal, we can lead our minds to think even more outside the box. This expanded attention welcomes creativity beyond normal standards.So the next time you desire concentration, focus, and acuity, you might benefit from the improvisationally-driven, directionally-unexpected, soothing elements of jazz music.last_img read more

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EXCLUSIVE: Jon Stickley On His Trio’s New Drummer & The Spirit Of The Suwannee

first_imgThe Jon Stickley Trio recently welcomed new drummer Hunter Deacon to the fold, just in time for a busy start to the festival season. Firebrand guitarist Jon Stickley and violinist Lyndsay Pruett know a little something about changing tempos: The band’s lightning-fast runs are heavily featured in their live performances. Now, their skilled musicianship will be delivered over a brand new beat, as the departure of former drummer Patrick Armitage has freed up the drummer’s throne for Deacon to settle in and make it his own.Though any lineup change is tough on a band at first, its impact on a trio can be particularly difficult to adapt to, with 1/3 of the sound suddenly being transformed. As the Jon Stickley Trio got their footing with their new band member on a recent run of shows, we caught up with Stickley to get his thoughts on the state of the band. Check out our exclusive chat below: Rex Thomson: So, big news first off…new drummer, Hunter Deacon. I am assuming your band uses the same the “jump-in” initiation process that most gangs do…How bad did you and Lyndsay wail on him?Jon Stickley: Yeah, we put him through the wringer. He’s been learning all the material and that as actually got the creative juices flowing. Lots of new stuff in the works…RT: What does Hunter bring to the table?JS: Well, he is classically trained, he has toured with a lot of singer-songwriters and played pretty much all types of music under the sun. He has a really strong jazz-improvisational bent that has led him to be extremely sensitive to intuitively playing with others, so he has really slipped into the role easily. He fit like a glove right away. I gotta say the music feels better than it ever has. RT: The Jon Stickley Trio has an idiosyncratic sound, especially live. Obviously, you want to stay relatively true to your sound, but how close is this configuration to the previous iteration?JS: It’s very similar. We’re playing the same songs, so it’s not like people will be lost. Hopefully, they’ll be more entertained. We’re not going to be going into “free jazz” or anything like that. It’s all gonna be the same tradition. We’re just glad to have a drummer that is on equal footing with Lyndsay and myself.One last taste of the old before we catch some of the new out on tour:RT: You mentioned the creative juices were flowing…Does that mean new material is already being conceived?JS: Let’s just say we are stoked to get out and play some new stuff for hopefully old and new fans alike in 2018.RT: How packed is the 2018 Jon Stickley Trio concert calendar so far?JS: Really packed. We have a lot–more than ever if you look at this point in previous years. We are returning to some of our favorite festivals, and a few that we have always wanted to play we are finally getting to this time around. Besides all the festivals, a lot of good rooms and clubs are opening their doors to us finally. It’s like all this hard work is paying off.RT: You’ll be bringing Hunter to Spirit of the Suwannee for the first time this March for the Suwannee Spring Reunion Festival. The Trio and Suwannee have a long-standing relationship, and you’re well-known there for your wild sets and all-night pickin’ parties. Is it gonna be business as usual this year?JS: Oh yeah, we were telling him about it last night. We were like, “Spring Reunion is the festival that we always try and be there the whole weekend. We like to set up camp, find a fire and pick. That feeling, that sharing…it’s pretty much what we live for.” By far our favorite place play.RT: Gonna keep him up all night?JS: I don’t know. We’ll see if he can hang.RT: Shots fired! Can he hear you right now?JS: I think so, actually.RT: Well, the gauntlet has been tossed.JS: Suwannee brings it out of you. It’s our favorite festival site, to be sure. It’s just so huge and well laid out. There’s no crowding or rushing to get to one of the good spots. They are all good spots. Plenty of room for everybody. You can ride right into it with your car, no shuttles or anything like that. And I honestly think everyone there feels the same way. We love going there to play music as much as people love going there to hear it.The “Spirit” part of the name, “The Spirit Of The Suwannee Music Park,” it’s a real thing. You feel it when you are there. Honestly, the best music we play each year seems to happen at the Spirit Of The Suwannee.RT: How natural is the mix and match of your styles and influences for you mentally? When you play through it all live, it looks and sounds effortless. But is that the case, say, during the songwriting stage?JS: I guess I have to say it’s really natural, mentally. Every style and influence you hear in my playing is just my own interpretation of a sound already. It’s that type of music through my own style or mental lens.RT: Well, thanks for taking a few minutes to introduce us to the new guy! Looking forward to hearing what you’re cooking up for us!JS: Come see us out here and the road!last_img read more

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Fridays on the Fly | 5 Cold Weather Tips to Keep You Casting this Fall

first_imgThe leaves are dropping and the sun is setting earlier. But don’t let the colder weather and water keep you from taking your fly rod out on a date during the late fall and early winter months. It’s one of my favorite seasons for hitting the streams. I spend my summer fishing the wild waters, which is usually an all day ordeal, but in the winter time I can sneak to a delayed harvest stream and get a quick fix for an hour or two without having to walk more than 50 yards from the truck. The trick is proper preparation. So here are just a few tips to stay warm and stay fishing all winter long.Steve21. Hot hands/Zippo hand warmers – Obviously you want to dress as warm as the weather requires, but sometimes your extremities need a little extra help. I stick a pair of hot hands inside the bottom of my waders and carry a zippo handwarmer with me to stay warm.2. Fish the slower/sunny water – Trout like cold water, but when it gets really cold they need to conserve energy, so try throwing your flies into water that is typically slower moving than you would normally fish. Also drift your bugs through sunny pockets of water. Just like us, when the mercury dips trout prefer to hang out in the sunshine rather than the shadows.3.  Nymphing – It’s rare I do anything but Nymph fishing all winter long. I prefer using the yarn indicators because they don’t make a splash and the white ones resemble foam on the river. Below that I like to run a heavier/big bug like a stonefly or a girdle bug to get the flies down low followed by a trailer 12-16 inches behind with a flashy tiny nymph or some sort of egg pattern. If you aren’t catching anything try alternating your bugs and your depths.4. Delayed Harvest – The wild streams are always more scenic and less crowded, but all winter long delayed harvest streams are available with stocked fish that are not allowed to be harvested until spring. I love going to the same holes and trying to catch the same fish. If you have never taken a drift boat out give one of your local guides a call. You can usually land a discounted rate in the winter months, and it’s guaranteed to be an absolute blast.steve55. Beverages – Insulated canteens are the greatest. Fill with some hot chocolate or coffee and it will stay hot ALL day long, and a flask of bourbon is always a good way to stay warm.last_img read more

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Minding your PAU: How 3 key metrics drive payments growth

first_imgPayments drive revenue, relationships, profitability and trust. Increasingly, they are the epicenter of your relationship with members as a key driver of preferred financial institution (PFI) status. But growing your credit and debit portfolios can be challenging, especially without focus. Three commonly-used metrics — penetration, activation and usage (PAU) — can provide that focus. By developing key strategies in these three areas, you have the opportunity to add more cards, activate cards quickly, and increase card usage to grow revenue.Now is an ideal opportunity to contemplate portfolio growth. Why? Both debit and credit have momentum — and for different reasons. Consider these growth-related facts:Debit is the number one payment method by transaction volume, accounting for 69.5 percent of U.S. transactions. Debit is in constant use and it defines the relationship between financial institutions and their most committed customers. continue reading » Credit use is on the rise. In its “2019 Outlook: U.S. Credit Cards” report Mercator Advisory Group projects a record number of open credit card accounts – 480 million – and record revolving debt of $1.10 trillion for 2019.center_img 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Give it up, Jack. It’s time for Twitter to block Donald Trump and his conspiracy theories

first_imgHere’s the thing about that boycott, though. It will last all of a few weeks before all but the most conspiracy-minded frothers get sick of screaming into the wilderness of new hate-speech sites and come groveling back to post memes and recipes. Plus, there might be a positive relations boost from being seen as not willing to sell out the country to avoid peeving racist crackpots—a plus, during a time when Congress is contemplating whether social media companies are indeed the threats to democracy and public safety that their critics contend.Whatever. We are all very tired of explaining and coaxing. Either do the right thing for the sake of doing the right thing, or shut up with all the talk of deep principles and corporate hand-wringing. In the end it seems we are going to have to come to some solution ourselves, democracy by democracy, to avoid becoming slaves to microtargeting tools provided to autocracies and to the whims of whoever can be the most successfully unprincipled. But Donald Trump has no inherent right to use any non-public platform to mislead Americans or stoke conspiracy-premised violence. If you let him, that’s on you. Of Trump’s post-election tweets, Twitter has chosen to slap warning labels on a rising chunk of them—a not entirely pointless exercise, but not one that truly limits a malignant narcissism-fueled anti-democratic despot seeking to overturn U.S. election results because they made him Sad. He continues to pipe up with conspiracy theory after conspiracy theory, directs supporters to conspiracy-promoting websites and videos, and lies egregiously about all, as in all, subjects.Despite popular belief, Twitter is not required, as a company, to host speech clearly intended to damage the country. This is not a case of a powerful man simply blabbering in public, but a propaganda campaign explicitly intended to cast doubt on America’s democracy itself, with wild claims that “millions” of fraudulent, invisible votes swung the election away from him as part of some secret plot. Twitter does not have to harm the nation by allowing it. Not Facebook, not any of the other companies.- Advertisement – Trump will have no rights being violated if Twitter blocks his account this very evening. There is no important presidential duty that can only be carried out via Twitter. The man lives in a house with a dedicated press room funded by the United States government himself; he can soil that, if he likes, and networks can decide whether to cover his outbursts as they happen. But Trump does not have the right to defraud the American public on Twitter’s personal dime, unless Twitter wants it to happen.Give it up, Jack. It’s time.We know that the reason Twitter has resisted is, in the end, money and cowardice. If Donald Trump is barred from using Twitter as propaganda device, Donald Trump’s slobbering followers will declare a boycott. This will make Twitter sad, make investors sad, and briefly make the site slightly less of a charred hellscape. Because the greatest edict of all companies, from Fox News to Facebook to Twitter, is to not make investors sad even if their product is doing real damage to their audience and nation.- Advertisement –center_img – Advertisement –last_img read more

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Dengue fever kills 11, infects hundreds in East Nusa Tenggara regency

first_imgThe Sikka administration has also requested 10 more doctors from the Health Ministry to help with the outbreak.Benediktus Lukas Raja, a Sikka Regional Legislative Council (DPRD) member, told The Jakarta Post that the Sikka administration had to take more serious steps to handle the outbreak.“There had been 11 dengue fever patients [who died]. We ask the administration and our friends at the Health Ministry to be more proactive,” Benediktus said.He said the dengue fever response should involve all stakeholders, including the Health Ministry, community health centers (Puskesmas), village heads, subdistrict heads, village heads and community heads.He added that the Health Agency should make a master plan to handle other possible disease outbreaks, such as malaria and filariasis.“People working in health care should not think that we have to be sick first to get treatment, instead they should think about how to minimize the number of sick people. There is no point building a luxurious health facility if the number of sick people keeps going up,” he said. (gis)Topics : Eleven people have died due to dengue fever in Sikka regency, East Nusa Tenggara, while up to 1,057 people have been infected since the beginning of the year, the Sikka Health Agency reported.Sikka Regent Robby Idong declared an Extraordinary Occurrence (KLB) in relation to the dengue outbreak in January. Sikka Health Agency acting head Petrus Herlemus, said the KLB had been extended to March 2020, the third such extension since the KLB was first announced.Petrus also said the medical team in Sikka was now on 24-hour alert to handle incoming dengue patients.last_img read more

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Two Arrested After Gunfire, Multi-County Pursuit

first_imgUpdate  (3:50 p.m.)Two suspects are behind bars Wednesday afternoon after an officer-involved shooting and pursuit that stemmed from a residential burglary.Authorities say they were conducting surveillance around noon on Wednesday, as part of an ongoing burglary investigation when police identified two suspects who they believe broke into a home on Walters Road in Northern Dearborn County.Surveillance units followed the suspected vehicle and attempted to conduct a traffic stop near Weisberg Road and Five Points.Police say the vehicle appeared to be stopping when an Indiana State Trooper exited his vehicle which is when the suspect vehicle attempted to strike the trooper.The trooper fired several shots at the vehicle and a pursuit ensued.Police followed the suspects through Dearborn County north on Lawrenceville Road across S.R. 46 onto St. Peters Road in Franklin County.The pursuit led authorities through St. Peters on Wednesday. (Facebook)The chase led to Blue Creek Road and eventually Sturwold Road where the two suspects abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot.Both suspects were apprehended a short time later.One suspect suffered a minor injury but refused medical treatment. No other injuries were reported.  An ISP spokesman was unsure if the suspects injury was the result of gunfire or during the foot pursuit.The names of suspects and involved officers were not immediately released.The investigation is ongoing and more details will be released as information becomes available.First Report (2:00 p.m.)Two suspects have reportedly been taken into custody after shots were fired in connection to a burglary Wednesday afternoon.Dearborn County dispatchers say the burglary took place in Sunman and a pursuit followed. The suspects were arrested in Franklin County.Dearborn County Sheriffs Deputies are being assisted on the scene by the Indiana State Police and the Batesville Police Department.Stay tuned to WRBI for continuing coverage in this developing story.last_img read more

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