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first_img Tags: BYU Cougars Football/Kahlil Robinson/Toledo Rockets Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailTOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Kahlil Robinson’s 40-yard interception return to the BYU 2-yard line in the final minute set up Shakif Seymour’s touchdown run to rally Toledo to a 28-21 victory on Saturday.Robinson’s pick of a Zach Wilson pass came immediately after BYU’s Chaz Ah You stripped the ball from Rockets running back Bryant Koback and recovered it at the Cougars 20.Koback’s 1-yard score tied the score at 21 early in the fourth quarter, capping a nine-play, 70-yard drive.With Wilson out of the game in the final minute, backup Jaren Hall directed the Cougars to the Toledo 32 before his pass went beyond the end zone on the game’s final play.BYU coach Kalani Sitake said after the game that Wilson suffered an injury to his throwing hand and expected the quarterback to miss some playing time.Mitchell Guadagni threw for 206 yards with a touchdown and an interception for Toledo (3-1), which has won three straight.Wilson was 22 of 38 for 315 yards and two scores, both to Aleva Hifo. Hifo caught five passes for 111 yards and two scores including a 75-yarder for BYU (2-3). September 28, 2019 /Sports News – Local Robinson’s INT sets up Toledo’s winning TD in 28-21 victory over BYU Associated Presslast_img read more


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first_img May 25, 2011 Share this article The first Lockheed Martin-built Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) geosynchronous (GEO-1) spacecraft has successfully reached its intended orbit and is performing as required following its successful May 7 launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.After launch, the U.S. Air Force/Lockheed Martin SBIRS ground team executed a series of six Liquid Apogee Engine (LAE) burns to propel the spacecraft to its geosynchronous orbital slot. The team then deployed the satellite’s solar arrays, light shade and antenna wing assemblies in preparation for activating its sophisticated infrared sensors and the start of early orbit testing.SBIRS GEO-1 is the most technologically advanced military infrared satellite ever developed and will enhance early warning of missile launches around the globe, support the nation’s ballistic missile defense system, greatly expand technical intelligence gathering capability, and bolster situational awareness for warfighters on the battlefield.“Successfully reaching orbit and conducting deployments is a tremendous milestone for the SBIRS GEO-1 spacecraft. Thanks to a very talented and dedicated team, this first-of-its-kind spacecraft has performed flawlessly,” said Brig Gen (select) Roger W. Teague, the director of the U.S. Air Force’s Infrared Space Systems Directorate. “We anticipate continued success as we progress towards payload activation in the near future.”SBIRS GEO-1 includes highly sophisticated scanning and staring sensors that will deliver improved infrared sensitivity and a reduction in area revisit times over the current constellation. The scanning sensor will provide a wide area surveillance of missile launches and natural phenomena across the earth, while the staring sensor will be used to observe smaller areas of interest with superior sensitivity.“We are very pleased with the performance of SBIRS GEO-1 and we are looking forward to delivering unprecedented infrared surveillance capabilities for the nation,” said Jeff Smith, vice president of Lockheed Martin’s Overhead Persistent Infrared (OPIR) mission area.The SBIRS team is led by the Infrared Space Systems Directorate at the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center. Lockheed Martin is the SBIRS prime contractor, with Northrop Grumman as the payload integrator. Air Force Space Command operates the SBIRS system.Lockheed Martin’s original SBIRS contract includes HEO payloads, two geosynchronous orbit (GEO) satellites, as well as ground-based assets to receive and process the infrared data. The team is also under a follow-on production contract to deliver additional HEO payloads and the third and fourth GEO satellites, and associated ground modifications.Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 126,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The Corporation’s 2010 sales from continuing operations were $45.8 billion.[mappress]Source: Lockheed Martin, May 25, 2011; View post tag: SBIRS View post tag: reaches View post tag: Lockheed USA: Lockheed Martin-Built SBIRS Spacecraft Successfully Reaches Orbit Equipment & technology View post tag: Orbit View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Naval Back to overview,Home naval-today USA: Lockheed Martin-Built SBIRS Spacecraft Successfully Reaches Orbit View post tag: Navy View post tag: Spacecraft View post tag: usa View post tag: successfully View post tag: Martin-Builtlast_img read more


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first_imgDouglas Fleisher To the Editor:Everyone should know about and oppose the almost secret plan by state DEP Commissioner Bob Martin to create a second marina at Liberty State Park. Apparently, the Commissioner plans to sign a lease with the operators of the existing marina to create a second marina along the Southern part of the park without public hearings and without the consideration of the next governor. Commissioner Martin should be urged to abandon the plan which will disturb the natural habitat alive with various seabirds and water fowl, walkways with unobstructed views, and a safe place for kayaking with manageable boat traffic. He should at least delay the project until the next governor takes office.last_img


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first_imgA Friday bingo event offers anybody a chance to win designer handbags and to help Ocean City students at the same time.The Ocean City Education Foundation is sponsoring a Pocketbook Bingo night 7 p.m. Friday (April 11) at the VFW post in Somers Point (500 Bethel Road).Coach and Michael Kors bags are prizes. Tickets are $35 for a set of 16 bingo sheets. Doors open at 6 p.m.Participants can bring their own food and beverages will be available for purchase.Limited tickets are available. Call Tricia at 609-399-0012, ext. 1106 or online on the Ocean City Education Foundation website.last_img


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first_imgThe Food Standards Agency (FSA) will launch a second wave of saturated fat posters early in 2010, as part of a renewed campaign to reduce saturated fat intake, following a drive to target pastry earlier this summer.“We intend to come back to saturated fat as a campaign – probably in January, with poster advertising,” Stephen Airey of the FSA told The Big Bakery Debate on Sat Fats and Calories. He told delegates at the Landmark Hotel in London that the strategy of the agency was to “set a direction of travel for the industry as a whole and to recognise that it’s in the hands of industry to deliver this advance in public health”.The FSA is currently consulting on a 10% reduction in sat fats in baked products. FSA head of nutrition Rosemary Hignett said the agency was working to influence European law to allow bakers to make a 10% reduction claim on-pack; the law currently requires a 30% reduction in fat to make a claim. “We agree with you that it would be helpful to make a 10% claim and are making that case to the European Commission at the moment,” she told delegates. “Signs are that they are very open to the argument that the 10% reduction claim will actually help reformulation, so please don’t take the fact that the law at the moment is how it will always be.”See this week’s issue, out 6 November, for the full story on The Big Bakery Debatelast_img read more


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first_imgCoronavirusIndianaLocalNews Twitter Twitter Facebook By Network Indiana – July 17, 2020 0 341 WhatsApp LaPorte County Commissioners mandate face masks in public Facebook Pinterest Google+ Google+ (Photo supplied/State Of Indiana) Anyone who is out in public in LaPorte County will have to wear a face mask.The mask mandate was approved Wednesday by the LaPorte County Commissioners by a vote of 2-1.It means you have to wear a mask while you are in an indoor area open to the public, including public transportation.It also applies to public spaces outdoors where a distance of 6 feet cannot be maintained from individuals outside the person’s own household. The same applies to “private indoor or outdoor areas,” the mandate states.Business owners are required to post the order at their entrances. They also have to require employees and visitors to wear masks.The order will stay in place until the LaPorte County Local Health Officer rescinds it.People exempt from mandate include:-Children under age 2 due to suffocation risk-Anyone with a physical disability that prevents easily wearing or removing the face covering-Anyone with a hearing disability who needs to remove the covering to use facial and mouth movements for communication-Anyone advised by a medical professional that wearing a covering may pose a health risk-Anyone who has trouble breathing or is unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove the face covering without assistance-Anyone engaged in a work-related activity where a face covering would present a hazard recognized by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration-Employees in a manufacturing work environment where management has determined high temperatures or concurrent use of coverings is impractical, unsafe or in cases where social distancing is in place-Any individual whose religious beliefs prevents them from wearing a face covering-Any restaurant or bar customer while diningLaw enforcement will not be enforcing the order. On the LaPorte County website, it says the following:“If you see someone without a face covering, assume they have a valid reason for not wearing one and increase your distance from that person. The most loving thing you can do for your community is to take care of yourself by wearing a face covering when out in public. We are all in this together.”Anyone with questions should call the Health Department at 219-325-5563. Previous articleNew program aims to keep remote workers engaged in their jobsNext articleWashington Park beach, zoo in Michigan City closed due to social distancing concerns Network Indiana Pinterest WhatsApplast_img read more


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first_imgThe launch of the fund forms part of the government’s Year of Green Action, a year-long drive to help people to connect with, protect and enhance nature. This commitment forms part of the government’s 25 Year Environment Plan to instill a legacy for the future, with a focus on children and young people.Earlier this year the government consulted on a raft of forestry measures which included proposals to ensure communities have their say on whether street trees should be felled, with legislation to be brought forward later this year.The government is committed to growing woodland cover, and this year we will consult on a new English Tree Strategy to accelerate woodland creation and introduce a flagship Environment Bill to address the biggest environmental priorities of our age.The fund will be open this week for applications. There is an increasing understanding of the role that trees and woodlands play in helping to make our towns and cities better places for people and nature to thrive. We need to be planting many more trees over the next 25 years, and England’s Community Forests welcome this new investment that is being announced by the government. Trees are the lifeblood of our nation, and it is more important than ever to ensure they are rooted not only in our countryside, but in our towns and cities too. The benefits of planting urban trees are endless, and I encourage anyone with the ability to apply for this fund to get involved and help green our towns and cities. Chair of England’s Community Forests and Director of The Mersey Forest, Paul Nolan said: The grant will be delivered as a challenge fund, and therefore requires match funding from those who apply.The scheme will support projects which can provide the greatest environmental and social benefits, and applications will be processed by the Forestry Commission. A map will be available to check eligibility before applying.Forestry Commission Chair Sir Harry Studholme said: I am delighted the Forestry Commission have been asked to deliver the Urban Tree Challenge Fund. The fund is an important part of the work that the Forestry Commission is doing to expand England’s tree and woodland cover. It allows us to plant more trees much closer to where people live and work, and where the many benefits of trees make the most difference. We look forward to lots of new planting happening this Autumn. Government Tree Champion Sir William Worsley said: A new £10 million plan will see more than 130,000 trees planted across England’s towns and cities, Environment Secretary Michael Gove announced today.Through the Urban Tree Challenge Fund, grants will be made available over the next two years to green urban areas and help meet the government’s target to plant one million urban trees by 2022.Planting more trees is crucial in the fight against climate change, because trees store carbon and can help make our towns and cities more resilient. Trees in urban areas improve health and wellbeing, connect people with the outdoors, absorb noise, reduce flood risk, lower temperatures through shading, and create green spaces for communities to come together.The scheme, which will be administered by the Forestry Commission, will be open to individuals, local authorities, charities and NGOs. Grants will fund the planting of trees and the first three years of their care to ensure they can flourish into the future.Environment Secretary Michael Gove said: Trees are vital in the fight against climate change, which is why we must go further and faster to increase planting rates. We need trees lining the streets of our cities and towns, not only to green and shade them but to ensure that we remain connected to the wonders of the natural world and the health and wellbeing benefits that it brings us.last_img read more


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first_imgA Harvard researcher is pointing toward a new reason to worry about the effects of climate change — national security.A new report co-authored by Michael McElroy, the Gilbert Butler Professor of Environmental Studies, and D. James Baker, a former administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, connects global climate change, extreme weather, and national security. During the next decade, the report concludes, climate change could have wide-reaching effects on everything from food, water, and energy supplies to critical infrastructure and economic security.“Over the last century, the trend has been toward urbanization — to concentrate people in smaller areas,” McElroy said. “We’ve built an infrastructure — whether it’s where we build our homes or where we put our roads and bridges — that fits with that trend. If the weather pattern suddenly changes in a serious way, it could create very large problems. Bridges may be in the wrong place, or sea walls may not be high enough.”Possible effects on critical infrastructure, however, only scratch the surface of the security concerns.On an international scale, the report points to recent events, such as flooding in Pakistan and sustained drought in eastern Africa, that may be tied to changing weather patterns. How the United States responds to such disasters — whether by delivering humanitarian aid or through technical support — could affect security.“By recognizing the immediacy of these risks, the U.S. can enhance its own security and help other countries do a better job of preparing for and coping with near-term climate extremes,” Baker said.The report suggests that climate changes could even have long-reaching political effects.It’s possible, McElroy said, that climate changes may have contributed to the uprisings of the Arab Spring by causing a rise in food prices, or that the extended drought in northern Mexico has contributed to political instability and a rise in drug trafficking in the region.“We don’t have definitive answers, but our report raises these questions, because what we are saying is that these conditions are likely to be more normal than they were in the past,” McElroy said. “There are also questions related to sea-level rise. The conventional wisdom is that sea level is rising by a small amount, but observations show it’s rising about twice as fast as the models suggested. Could it actually go up by a large amount in a short period? I don’t think you can rule that out.”McElroy and Baker found that changes in weather patterns may already be under way.“One novel thing we did was to do an analysis of just how unusual the recent weather has been, based on the longest historical database we have,” McElroy said. “The net conclusion is that weather is changing dramatically in specific regions, and the nature of the change is that we’re seeing more record high temperatures and many, many fewer low-temperature records.”Other potential effects, McElroy said, are tied to changes in an atmospheric circulation pattern called the Hadley circulation, in which warm tropical air rises, resulting in tropical rains. As the air moves to higher latitudes, it descends, causing the now-dry air to heat up. Regions where the hot, dry air returns to the surface are typically dominated by desert.The problem, he said, is that evidence shows those arid regions are expanding.“The observational data suggest that the Hadley circulation has expanded by several degrees in latitude,” McElroy said. “That’s a big deal, because if you shift where deserts are by just a few degrees, you’re talking about moving the southwestern desert into the grain-producing region of the country, or moving the Sahara into southern Europe.”The report is the result of the authors’ involvement with Medea, a group of scientists who support the U.S. government by examining declassified national security data useful for scientific inquiry. In recent decades, the group has worked with officials in the United States and Russia to declassify data on climatic conditions in the Arctic and thousands of spy satellite images. Those images have been used to study ancient settlement patterns in the Middle East and changes in Arctic ice.“I would be reluctant to say that our report is the last word on short-term climate change,” McElroy said. “Climate change is a moving target. We’ve done an honest, useful assessment of the state of play today, but we will need more information and more hard work to get it right. One of the recommendations in our report is the need for a serious investment in measurement and observation. It’s really important to keep doing that, otherwise we’re going to be flying blind.”“The bottom line is that our national security depends on our ability to sustain and augment our scientific and technical capacity to monitor unfolding events and forewarn of important changes,” Baker said. “The imminent increase in extreme events will affect water availability, energy use, food distribution, and critical infrastructure — all elements of both domestic and international security.”The study was conducted with funds provided by the Central Intelligence Agency. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the view of the CIA or the U.S. government.last_img read more


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first_img View Comments Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Hope Stays Alive for BombshellAfter the Bombshell concert’s Broadway triumph earlier on this week, the question on everyone’s lips is: when is the show, with songs by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman, coming to the Great White Way for real? “What we start with is one of the greatest scores that’s been written for the theater in I don’t know how many decades,” mega producer Neil Meron told The Los Angeles Times. His producing partner Craig Zadan added about the possibility of the show hitting the Main Stem: “We always thought that it might be or we wanted it to be or we hoped it to be, but there was never any movement whatsoever about making it into a Broadway show…We don’t quite know what’s going to happen in the next couple of months or year.” Well we know what we HOPE will happen—that the team brings in a book writer to shape Marilyn’s story for the stage! In the meantime, we’ll take Wittman’s dream to tide us over: “I would love to do this at the Hollywood Bowl…Marilyn comes home.”Matthew Broderick Teams Up With Chloë SevignyMatthew Broderick, who has just completed a run on Broadway in It’s Only a Play, is heading back to the screen. According to Deadline, the Tony winner will star alongside Chloë Sevigny as the parents to newcomer Shannon Tarbet in the dramatic comedy Look Away. Production began this week in New York’s Hudson Valley.Ron Moody Dead at 91Sad news from the U.K…Ron Moody, who scared generations of children as Fagin in the movie Oliver! and on Broadway, has died at the age of 91, reports The New York Times. Moody received an Oscar nod for his performance and a Tony nomination for reprising the role on the Great White Way in the 1984 revival of the classic tuner. Join us in raising a glass of gin to the great man singing “You’ve Got to Pick a Pocket or Two” below.last_img read more


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first_imgIt seems like I’ve heard a lot of writers brag in their ramblings about how they type on typewriters because real writers don’t need the backspace button, just the trash can.  I need a backspace and a spellchecker because I can’t keep events straight at this point.  I’ve been busy, but I’ve been fitting in rides, and a few races, and with three weeks until the Transylvania Epic, which I’ve been thinking about for 4 months, its time to really focus.  I’ve honed a system of getting in shape that seems to work consistently for me and it seems to be coming together again as far as I can tell.  I felt my fibers ticking in Pisgah this weekend for the Pisgah Mountain Bike Adventure Race, they were honed, there for that extra kick on the slick moves and snapping back after a few seconds rest.  I can feel fitness on the downhill’s as well as the ups, when I’m on form I have confidence and a reserve of strength for the surprise around the corner, the downed log, or the washed out drop.  “That’s why I love this,” I thought, riding squirrel in the wet, and feeling good.There is no race that more accurately captures the spirit of Pisgah then PMBAR.  In PMBAR you make your own course.  The riding is raw, steep, sometimes primitive, and sometimes wet.  This time it was really wet, and cold, 36 F on the top of Laurel Mountain on May 4th.  We love Pisgah but we almost hate it.  It’s rugged and it’s almost too hard.  When it’s wet the difficulty goes to the point where a lot of hotshot sponsored pros will be throwing their bikes.  Pisgah is too hard to be cool.  We don’t ride Pisgah to be cool, we just ride it because we can, and because when we’re done, and the aches subside, nostalgia takes hold and you only remember the goods.This year was the third year racing PMBAR with my longtime friend and riding partner Jacob McGayhey.  Most mountain bikers understand some mechanics, those that don’t end up running.  For those so inclined, it is possible to take your understanding of bicycle mechanics to the highest of levels.  To those folks we should all be grateful because these are the ones that are developing the gear that has been steadily advancing our sport.  I get a bit of special enjoyment out of riding the latest redesign of the Industry Nine wheels.  The trail 24 is a Jacob McGayhey brainchild with detailed refinements achieved through an absolute commitment to perfection and an attention to detail that is almost unmatched.  I love to see Jacob’s talents being channeled in such a fitting way and also love the fact that an Asheville company is making the best wheels on the planet.  Racing has a way of rewarding obsessive-compulsive behavior, and PMBAR fits the bill.  All options need to be analyzed, evaluated, and perpetually reprocessed.  You don’t have to do all that but it just may be what wins the race.  Eric Weaver did a masterful job of shuffling the deck this year and throwing out an array of checkpoints that left no clear path.  The options were numerous and the cost/benefits ultra close.  We nailed a route and skipped the bonus checkpoints of slate rock and Daniel Ridge.  It almost didn’t seem right to be able to win without riding the most miles.So two weeks to ride hard and a week to rest then seven days of heated competition.  Nothing is more fun then a race when you are feeling really good.  While I’m here let me not forget to give a big shout out on the megaphone to Bruce Dickman and Progold for helping get me to the TSE.  Thanks!last_img read more


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