Arizona rides early lead to 6-1 victory over BYU

first_img Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailTUCSON, Arizona (April 17, 2018)—Arizona jumped out to an early lead and rode the arm of Juan Aguilera en route to a 6-1 defeat of BYU baseball on Tuesday night.Aguilera (5-0) twirled a one-hitter through six innings before surrendering his second hit of the evening as the Wildcats improved their record to 23-12.A ground-rule double prevented Arizona from getting a second run as it took a 1-0 lead into the second inning.Cougar starter Jordan Wood gathered momentum in the second frame with a pair of strikeouts and catcher David Clawson pegged the inning-ending out on a delayed steal to second. That momentum was short-lived as Arizona built a 6-0 lead through three-plus innings.The Cougar offense sputtered. Aguilera beaned Mitch McIntyre to start the third, but the Cougar freshman tried to steal second to no avail. A double play erased Brennon Anderson’s leadoff single in the fourth.Reliever Rhett Parkinson got out of a jam with Wildcats on second and third, fanning his third Arizona batter in as many innings to end the sixth frame.When McIntyre got a one-out single and Jarrett Perns drew a base on balls in the eighth from the Wildcats’ first reliever, it set the table for Anderson’s second single of the night. That single to left field plated McIntyre.The Cougars, now 18-16, take a break for final exams before hosting Utah on Tuesday.​ April 18, 2018 /Sports News – Local Arizona rides early lead to 6-1 victory over BYU Tags: Baseball/BYU Cougars Robert Lovelllast_img read more

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‘Incredible Shrinking Airline Seat’ Gets US Court Rebuke

first_img‘Incredible Shrinking Airline Seat’ Gets US Court RebukeIL for www.theindianalawyer.comAviation regulators were ordered by a federal appeals court on Friday to consider setting minimum standards for the space airlines give passengers as carriers have steadily shrunk the width of seats and the distance between rows.The U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., found in favor of Flyers Rights, a nonprofit advocacy group, which had argued that steadily shrinking legroom and seat size created a safety hazard and the Federal Aviation Administration should impose new restrictions.“This is the Case of the Incredible Shrinking Airline Seat,” Judge Patricia Ann Millett wrote on behalf of the three-judge panel. “As many have no doubt noticed, aircraft seats and the spacing between them have been getting smaller and smaller, while American passengershave been growing in size.”The issue of airline passenger legroom has boiled over this year as some carriers said they plan to add more seats to planes.  American Airlines in May announced it would shrink the space between rows to 30 inches on its newest Boeing Co. 737 jetliners.The court said the FAA had used “off-point” studies and “undisclosed tests using unknown parameters” to justify its initial refusal to review the rules. “That type of vaporous record will not do,” the court said.Flyers Rights had argued that the average seat width has narrowed from approximately 18.5 inches in the early-2000s to 17 inches in the early-to-mid-2010s. In recent decades, the distance between seat rows, known as “seat pitch,” has gone from an average of 35 inches to 31 inches, and as low as 28 inches at some airlines, the group said in the suit.At the same time, the average American flier has grown steadily larger in both height and girth, the group said.That combination created a safety hazard, it argued, making it more difficult to exit a plane in an emergency and also heightening the risk of deep vein thrombosis, a potentially fatal condition of blood clots in the legs that has been associated with longer flights.“We’re really gratified,” Paul Hudson, president of Flyers Rights, said in an interview. “We hope the FAA will now take it up as a proper rulemaking.”The FAA said in an emailed statement that the agency “does consider seat pitch in testing and assessing the safe evacuation of commercial, passenger aircraft. We are studying the ruling carefully and any potential actions we may take to address the Court’s findings.”U.S. lawmakers have grilled members of the administration and airline executives on the issue at several hearings this year and several have drafted legislation to address the issue.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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Expect Detours on West Ave. and on 34th Street on Wednesday and Thursday

first_imgTraffic Alert: On Wednesday (March 16), 34th Street will be closed to traffic as crews work on the county roadway between Bay Avenue and West Avenue. Traffic will be detoured to 35th Street to get around the work area.West Avenue between 31st Street and 33rd Street will be paved on Thursday (March 17). Traffic will be detoured to Asbury Avenue from 31st Street to 34th Street as paving work completes a project by New Jersey American Water Company to replace a water main.The work and detour schedule is dependent on the weather. All businesses in the project area will remain open with police directing local traffic.(The 34th Street detour is shown above with the detour route in red and the project area in black.)last_img read more

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News story: New commitments to tackling vulnerability in immigration detention announced

first_imgThe Home Office has already started working with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to develop new pilot schemes, including an initial one to allow vulnerable women to be managed in the community, where they would otherwise be liable for detention.Gonzalo Vargas Llosa, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees UK Representative said: UNHCR appreciates the increased efforts to review detention use in the UK, including the work of Stephen Shaw on the treatment of vulnerable detainees. We welcome the recent reduction in the use of immigration detention, and encourage the Government to continue this trend. Community-based, case management alternatives provide an effective means of resolving immigration and asylum cases without detention. UNHCR is grateful for the Home Office’s commitment to introducing alternatives to detention and will seek to intensify collaboration in this area. This work should help further reduce the use of detention, and provide better support and outcomes for those stuck in the immigration system. To increase support for vulnerable detainees, the Home Office will amend the Adults at Risk policy so it differentiates more strongly between cases to make sure those with the most complex needs receive the right attention and care.Finally, the Home Secretary has committed to publish more data on the immigration system. Alongside this, he is commissioning a new annual report by the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration to assess progress on the adults at risk policy. Detention is an important part of the immigration system – but it must be fair, dignified and protect the most vulnerable. We have made significant improvements to our approach in recent years, but it is clear we can go further. Under these reforms, we will work with our partners to develop alternatives to detention. We will also improve support for the most vulnerable, introduce a new drive on dignity in detention and be more transparent. My ultimate goal is to ensure that our immigration system – including our approach to detention – is effective and humane. The announcement comes in response to Stephen Shaw’s second review of the government’s approach to vulnerable people in immigration detention which looks at progress the government has made since his first report in 2016.The measures announced include commitments to work with charities, faith groups, communities and other stakeholders to develop alternatives to detention, strengthening support for vulnerable detainees and increasing transparency around immigration detention.In addition, the reforms will improve facilities in immigration removal centres. These include an immediate stop to the practice of three detainees occupying rooms originally designed for 2, piloting the use of Skype, and reviewing the training and support for staff in immigration removal centres so that they can work with detainees more closely.The Home Secretary also announced that he would review how time limited detention works in other countries, to build an evidence base to better inform the debate in the UK. And while currently detainees have an automatic bail hearing every 4 months, the government will pilot an additional bail referral after 2 months.Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, said:last_img read more

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CSM UK revenue dented by fall in foodservice volumes

first_imgStrong competition in the foodservice market contributed to an £11m drop in revenue at bakery supplier CSM UK last year.The company has reported £252.4m revenue in the 52 weeks ending 31 December 2018, down from £263.3m in the previous year, in documents filed at Companies House.Sales volumes had fallen, due to a combination of competition in the foodservice channel and deliberate rationalisation of the company’s product range to boost margins.CSM said the drop in volume had been partly offset by price increases that had been introduced in response to rising commodity costs, and steps to improve profitability, including product reformulation, waste improvement and costs management. The company has also cut administrative costs from £5.6m in 2017 to £2.8m last year.These moves contributed to operating profit/loss improving from a loss of £11.2m in 2017, when CSM had been badly hit by cost increases including the sharp rise in butter, to a profit of £3.3m 2018. After taxation, the business made a loss of £914,000, down from £15.2m in 2017.Looking ahead, CSM said its management team had reviewed the risks of a ‘no deal’ Brexit and had put plans in place to mitigate the potential impact.“These include preparations to comply with potential new customs formalities, to mitigate potential financial risks relating to tariff or currency risk, to mitigate short-term disruption due to supply chain disturbance, to ensure supplier readiness, and to be aware of new regulatory compliance requirements,” stated the business.last_img read more

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PREMIUMIndonesian government in hot water for using buzzers to promote policies

first_imgGoogle Log in with your social account social-media social-media-in-Indonesia social-media-influencer omnibus-bill-on-job-creation #IndonesiaButuhKerja Ardhito-Pramono Linkedin Activists and political experts have raised concerns over the growing prominence of so-called social media buzzers hired to engage in campaigning government policies.  The issue drew public attention after a number of influencers with large social media followings began posting content supporting the controversial job creation bill by using the hashtag #IndonesiaButuhKerja (#IndonesiaNeedsJobs). Three of them — radio host Gofar Hilman and musicians Ardhito Pramono and Aditya Fadillah — later apologized for endorsing the bill.Indonesian Anti-Slander Society (Mafindo) committee member Anita Wahid said the heavy use of influencers to sway public opinion on controversial government policies while also drowning out dissenting opinions was among the latest methods in silencing criticism against the government.Other strategies include the use of automated … Topics : LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Forgot Password ? Facebooklast_img read more

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Wartsila Divides Marine Business into 3 Units

first_imgFinland-based technology major Wärtsilä Corporation has decided to reorganize its marine business into three independent businesses. The company said that the objective of this change was to accelerate strategy execution, simplify the business structure, and strengthen business presence in the Board of Management. The new businesses, consisting of Marine Power, Marine Systems and Marine Voyage, are planned to become operational as of July 1, 2020.In the new operational model, Marine Power will focus on Wärtsilä engine and propulsion solutions. Marine Systems’ offering will consist of gas solutions, exhaust treatment, marine electrical systems, as well as seals and bearings. Marine Voyage will provide navigation solutions, simulation and training solutions, fleet operation solutions, and ship traffic control solutions. Each business will have lifecycle responsibility for its offerings. Wärtsilä’s Energy Business will continue in its current form.“I am confident that establishing three independent marine entities, with a stronger focus on the specific needs of their respective markets, will accelerate the execution of our Smart Marine strategy. Our customers will benefit from increased agility and speed in decision-making, as well as an even more empowered and effective frontline,” comments Jaakko Eskola, President & CEO of Wärtsilä Corporation.Wärtsilä’s financial reporting will be adjusted to reflect the new organisational structure as of the second quarter of 2020. The structural changes are a continuation of the reshuffling made in 2019, whereby the equipment and service businesses were integrated into one unit.The year 2019 was characterised by a difficult demand environment and weaker than anticipated financialperformance for Wärtsilä, as explained earlier by Eskola.Choppy seas are expected in 2020, as such Eskola remains cautious on the demand outlook.“Looking further ahead, we have a solid basis for future performance thanks to our sizeable order book and serviceopportunities arising from our large installed base. Furthermore, we have the means and the solutions, through ourbroad offering of flexible technologies and strong in-house capabilities, to enable growth in the adoption ofrenewable energy sources, and to contribute to the decarbonisation of the maritime industry,” he said announcing the company’s results for 2019.The tech major’s order intake for 2019 stood at EUR 5.3 billion, down -16% year-on-year. The company’s order book at the end of 2019 was EUR 5,878 million, down -5% year-on-year.Net sales were pretty much in line with the previous year standing at EUR 5,170 million.last_img read more

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Editorial: Discussion of real sex can counter ‘rape culture’

first_imgNZ Herald 16 March 2017Family First Comment: The NZ Herald actually gets it right this time…“Internet porn knows no boundaries and places no barriers of cost or embarrassment in the way of access to it. The young people outside Parliament on Monday would have seen more sides of human sexuality than previous generations would have imagined at the same age.But what they probably have not seen, yet, is real sex, respectful sex, the kind that comes naturally to people in love. That is why pornography is so harmful to the very young and why it was subject to an age restriction when that was possible.”www.porninquiry.nzThe teenage school pupils who marched on Parliament on Monday to protest at “rape culture” knew what they were talking about, and so does everybody else.Their protest was not prompted by an actual rape but by juvenile jokes about rape exchanged online between some Wellington College students.That incident alone would not warrant a mass demonstration but it represents something far more dangerous and insidious in the lives of children growing up today.Pornography abounds on the internet and it is not the pornography that young men of previous generations saw in the pages of magazines, or the film censor approved for video hire.Internet porn knows no boundaries and places no barriers of cost or embarrassment in the way of access to it. The young people outside Parliament on Monday would have seen more sides of human sexuality than previous generations would have imagined at the same age.But what they probably have not seen, yet, is real sex, respectful sex, the kind that comes naturally to people in love. That is why pornography is so harmful to the very young and why it was subject to an age restriction when that was possible.Now parents and schools need to devise different ways of countering the distorted sexual messages young people are receiving so that their ability to form and maintain intimate relationships might not be permanently damaged.The risk is not only that young men will mistake virtual sex for the real thing but that they will prefer it to the little reality they have experienced.The task of parents and schools – and authors, film-makers, song writers and cultural leaders – is to enable young people to realise the richness of genuine relationships.Film-makers in particular could do much better. Too often they depict sex as a casual diversion rather than a high point in a credibly developing attraction.Schools are doing better on the evidence of the pupils who marched to Parliament. Those young people, male and female, clearly knew their age group was being fed a false and damaging distortion of sexuality on the internet.READ MORE: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/education/news/article.cfm?c_id=35&objectid=11818899last_img read more

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PM admonishes police officers to defend integrity of the police service

first_img Share Share Sharing is caring! Share Prime Minister of Dominica Hon. Roosevelt SkerritPrime Minister of Dominica Roosevelt Skerrit in addressing an official ceremony to launch Police Week on Monday evening urged police officers to defend the integrity of the police service.“You have a responsibility as police officers to stand in defense and promotion of your service, that should not be left to a prime minister to do and that should not be left to a minister for national security to do, it is left to you the police officers to defend your integrity, to defend what you’ve been doing for the country in maintaining law and order.”The Prime Minister also addressed concerns raised by the Attorney General Mr Levi Peter who was the featured speaker at yesterday’s ceremony of police officers who sometimes find themselves divulging intelligence information to outsiders.“The Attorney General highlighted several concerns with regards to the police service and a few officers far and between who from time to time find themselves on the other side of the intelligence sharing and intelligence gathering. Let me say to you this evening that the intelligence community knows every single one of you by name and by rank and for your own good and for the good of the security of the police officers you have an opportunity to desist and cease from that activity as of tonight because the police has a greater capacity to gather intelligence than it was in 1980, or 1978,” he said.Honourable Skerrit also warned police officers that their political affiliations which they are entitled to have, should not interfere with their duty of defending the state and its citizens.“As far as I know there are no politicians in the police force, there are police officers; whether you are a supporter of a party that is a matter for you but that should not come in the fore in the dispensation of your duties. You have a right to defend the state and you have to do so without fair or favour, affection or ill will and unless you recognize that very important aspect of your mandate, you’re going to find yourself on a different side of law enforcement.’According to Mr Skerrit, there are certain members of society who have been distributing copies of the 1979 and 1981 uprisings in Dominica with a view to circumvent the right of citizens to place and remove governments from office.Attorney General of Dominica Mr. Levi Peter.He however cautioned ‘that this government shall be removed by the people of Dominica through the ballot and anybody who attempts to do so otherwise will be met with very stiff resistance.’The Prime Minister also cautioned members of the police force that they cannot be in and out of the service at the same time.“But you who are people who have been charged with the responsibility of defending the state must ensure that you do everything possible to defend the state. If you have difficulty with remaining in the police force for whatever reason; I understand also that you have once you get twenty years in the service you are entitled to many benefits and you may want to choose that option of early retirement, but you cannot be in it and out of it at the same time,” he said.In related news, Attorney General of Dominica Mr Levi Peter encouraged members of the police service to emulate the resoluteness of past police officers particularly those who served during the attack on the State Prison and Police Headquarters.“Officers of the past perhaps in keeping with the times also demonstrated a level of commitment and professionalism often in exceeding the trying circumstances, as demonstrated by the officers who repulsed the attack on the State Prison and Police Headquarters that fateful day in 1981. I should say that officers were injured, some seriously right here where we sit. Those officers were outnumbered and possibly out gunned but they stood their grounds, applied their knowledge and expertise and prevailed. Those of you officers who are now listening to me particularly those of you who are coming through the ranks would do well to emulate the resoluteness of those past officers, that resoluteness doubtless saved their lives,” he said.Mr Peter urged the officers to ‘let their example and the words of your theme serve as a spur and impetus to each of you to learn from our past, embrace our present, shape our future.’At the official opening last evening, Her Excellency Mrs Liverpool cut the ribbon to open the Police Exhibition which is opened to members of the public daily from 8:30am to 5pm until Thursday of this week. The exhibition will move to the Portsmouth Magistrate’s Court on Friday from 9am.Here are a few photographs of the ceremony and exhibits: [nggallery id=69] Dominica Vibes Newscenter_img Tweet 56 Views   3 comments LocalNews PM admonishes police officers to defend integrity of the police service by: – September 27, 2011last_img read more

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