November 23, 2019 /Sports News – Local Moss leads No. 7 Utah over Arizona 35-7 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailTUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Zack Moss ran for a season-high 203 yards and No. 7 Utah rolled to a 35-7 victory over Arizona on Saturday night.The Utes (10-1, 7-1 Pac-12, No. 7 CFP) have won seven straight games and are the lone Pac-12 team in serious contention for a spot in the College Football Playoff after No. 6 Oregon lost to Arizona State 31-28 earlier on Saturday.Utah’s defense was dominant once again, holding an opponent to seven points or fewer for the fifth time in six games. Arizona managed just 196 total yards and a big chunk of those came in the fourth quarter when mostly backups were playing.Tyler Huntley completed 19 of 23 passes for 211 yards with one touchdown and one interception. The 5-foot-10, 222-pound Moss barreled through the Arizona defense all night, averaging 7.8 yards per carry.Tight end Brant Kuithe ran for two touchdowns on two carries. He had just one carry all season before Saturday.The Utes dominated the first half, gaining 291 total yards to Arizona’s 56. They scored on Kuithe’s 3-yard touchdown and Huntley’s 3-yard pass to Demari Simpkins to take a 14-0 lead by halftime.Utah had a great chance to score a third touchdown just before halftime but was stopped at the 1-yard line as time expired. The defensive stand gave the Wildcats a little momentum heading into the second half until Moss ran for a 41-yard touchdown on the opening drive to leave little doubt about the outcome.Arizona (4-7, 2-6) has lost six straight. J.J. Taylor ran for 33 yards on 10 carries.TATE’S SENIOR DAYIt was senior day for Arizona players, including quarterback Khalil Tate, who is close to concluding an up-and-down college career.He was a breakout star in 2017, when as a sophomore he threw for 1,591 yards and 14 touchdowns and also ran for 1,411 yards and 12 touchdowns.But coach Rich Rodriguez was dismissed following that season and new coach Kevin Sumlin could never get the same results out of Tate, who has mostly regressed during his final two seasons. He’s split time with freshman Grant Gunnell this fall.Neither quarterback had much success against Utah. Tate was 6-of-11 passing for 39 yards and Gunnell was 8-of-16 for 96 yards and had a 7-yard rushing touchdown.ANOTHER MILESTONE FOR MOSSMoss reached 1,000 yards rushing for the season in the first quarter. He’s now run for at least 1,000 yards the past three years, including 1,173 as a sophomore and 1,096 as a junior.THE TAKEAWAYUtah: The Utes did what they do best, combining a grinding, efficient offense with a shutdown defense. After Penn State and Oregon lost, they should be in better position to potentially grab a CFP spot.Arizona: It was another tough Saturday for the Wildcats, who couldn’t get anything going on offense. Arizona ends its season on the road against rival Arizona State, which is coming off a huge win over No. 6 Oregon.POLL IMPLICATIONSThe Utes should at least push past Oregon, which was a spot ahead in the rankings.UP NEXTUtah hosts Colorado next Saturday.Arizona travels to face Arizona State next Saturday. Written by Associated Press Tags: Pac-12/Utah Utes Football
Saudi Aramco awards EPCI contract for Marjan Increment Project package 2 to Subsea 7, LTHE consortium (Credit: Subsea 7) Subsea 7, in consortium with L&T Hydrocarbon Engineering (LTHE), has bagged an engineering, procurement, construction, and installation (EPCI) contract for the Marjan Increment Project package 2 in the Arabian Gulf.The value of the contract awarded by Saudi Aramco was not disclosed, but Subsea 7 said its share will be in the range $300-$500m (£242.6m- £404.4m).The scope of the contract includes EPCI of new tie-in platforms, production deck manifolds, nearly 217km of rigid pipelines, about 145km of power cables, and a fibre optic cable in the Marjan field in water depths of roughly 45-52m.According to Subsea 7, offshore execution of the contract work is slated to be carried out in 2021 and 2022.Subsea 7 Middle East vice-president Adzariat Monergi said: “This award builds on our track record of reliable project execution in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and the close collaboration we enjoy with LTHE. We look forward to continuing our successful relationship with Saudi Aramco, supported by the recent offshore completion of several projects.”Marjan Increment Project detailsThe Marjan Increment Project is an integrated development project for oil, associated gas, non-associated gas and cap gas from the Marjan field located offshore Saudi Arabia.The project aims to boost production from the Marjan field production by 300MBCD of Arabian Medium Crude Oil and process 2.5BSCFD of gas. The Marjan Increment Project will involve the construction of a new offshore gas oil separation plant along with 24 offshore oil, gas, and water injection platforms.The latest contract from Saudi Aramco to the LTHE, Subsea 7 consortium follows three contracts from the Arabian oil and gas company for EPCI of a total of 28 jackets for multiple fields, which include the Marjan and Zuluf fields among others.In January 2019, the same consortium won a contract from Saudi Aramco pertaining to the Berri and Zuluf fields in the Arabian Gulf. Under the contract, the consortium is responsible for delivering EPCI services for three oil production deck manifolds and subsea pipelines in the two offshore fields. The Marjan Increment Project aims to boost production of the offshore Arabian field Marjan from 500,000 to 800,000 barrels of oil per day
The export of branded cakes has helped Finsbury Food Group to a 12.1% increase in sales in its cake division, as the exchange rate has benefited its Lightbody Europe (LBE) business.Finsbury CEO John Duffy told British Baker that the firm had posted “pretty respectable” full-year financials in what had been a difficult trading market. “It has not been the easiest few years for us. We have had to take stock and rethink some plans, but the figures for the end of this financial year have demonstrated that some of the hard work over the previous few years has started to come through in terms of front-line growth.”The manufacturer of cake, bread and morning goods achieved a 12.6% increase in group revenue in its preliminary results for the year to 2 July 2011. Adjusted profit before tax was up 8.3% to £5.8m, while group revenue stood at £189.6m.Sales in its cake division hit the £139.6m mark, while its bread and free-from sales continued to see a good rate growth, up 14.2% to £50m.Duffy said that, in part, the growth in its cake division had come about through refocusing on its licensed brands, higher-value celebration cakes and premium own-label.“We demonstrated to our customers, through a bit of innovation and repositioning, as well as the category management work we’ve invested in, that consumers didn’t just want a lot of cheap products to choose from; they wanted good value, but they also wanted good products and innovation.”Approximately 50% of the sales growth in its cake division was generated by LBE, a 50%-owned subsidiary export operation. “LBE has been doing fairly steady business for the past 10 years, exporting licensed celebration cakes, such as Thorntons, and little niche UK products into Europe. It has continued to grow in the past 12 months, and we’ve also slightly tweaked the business model,” said Duffy. “We found there were a number of branded players in the UK that wanted to export their products, so we’re now doing that job for them through LBE.”The cakes are mainly exported to France, Benelux and Scandinavian countries, but LBE has also exported relatively small volumes to the US and Japan in the past year. Duffy said it was certainly an area the group would look to grow, especially if the exchange rate was favourable.Finsbury also added the Disney small cakes licence to its portfolio, which has already seen the launch of a number of new products.The firm said the increased revenue within bread and free-from had come from its investment in the Vogels brand, as well as the ongoing growth of its fresh free-from range of both Genius branded products and own-label. Cranks performed well, said Duffy, and since named in CASH’s recent bread report as a brand that contained high levels of salt, he said the firm had accelerated its salt reduction programme in order to meet the 2012 salt targets. However, he said its breads were made to ‘real bread’ standards, and he would not want to reduce the amount of salt to levels where “nasties” would need to be added the bread instead.Duffy said a noticeable trend, of late, had been that consumers had become more deal-orientated. However, he said they were also still quite discerning about what products they chose, and were still interested in what their food was made from and how healthy it was, for example. “They want real value, and are perhaps more critical, but are willing to pay for it.”He added: “The macro environment seems to be getting tougher, and we’re clearly very concerned about the possibility of a double-dip recession, and the effect those worries are having on consumers’ minds. All we can do is keep providing choice.”>>Bread and cakes drive Finsbury>>Finsbury and Genius strike new deal
Sponsored by RenshawWinner – Terry Tang Designer CakesTerry Tang first utilised his creative side when he left school and trained as a stonemason, learning to create items ranging from decorative archways to designer fireplaces. “As my children grew up I began making cakes to celebrate each of their birthdays,” he says.Family and friends noticed his talent and, in 2000, he decided to open Liverpool-based Terry Tang Designer Cakes, with wife Carol running the business side and daughter Leanne joining him in cake decorating.Like all the entrants in this year’s award, they were called on to demonstrate set skills – including use of marzipan, sugarpaste and royal icing – and answer a brief calling for a two-tier cake representing this year’s BIA theme of the Wild West.For their cake, Terry Tang and daughter Leanne sculpted a square base featuring four Wild West scenes: the Tombstone jail, a blacksmith’s livery stables, the Western Union railway station, and the Deadwood saloon.“I researched the era thoroughly, it was fascinating! I had over 100 pages of printouts,” says Leanne.The four scenes on the base of the cake are topped off by a wooden roof that merges up into a rock face featuring symbols of the US: a black bear, a bald eagle, a white wolf and two native American Indians, together with two cowboys.Finalist: Elaine’s Creative CakesElaine Hamey has a strong pedigree: her mum was a cake decorating teacher at Tameside.Hamey followed in her footsteps by attending college at Salford, where she took her City and Guilds exams.She then worked her way up at various craft bakeries before stepping into her mum’s shoes and teaching cake decorating herself at Tameside.Hamey returned to the retail world for 15 years, winning many competitions, before eventually opening her own shop, conveniently near her son’s school.While wedding cakes are Hamey’s favourite type of work, she fully embraced this year’s Wild West theme with a creation that showed off her skills to great effect. Among the features on the lower level of her cake is a Wild West wagon with food and utensils inside, accompanied by a weary cook, a native American squaw and chief complete with wigwam. Placed on top is a cowboy astride a galloping white horse, with reins in one hand and hat in the other.“I used muted browns, reds and greens to blend in with the authentic landscape of the time,” says Hamey.Finalist: Beachcomber CakesLisa Parkinson has been making cakes for more than 20 years, but started Beachcomber Cakes in Romney Marsh just four years ago – a far cry from her previous role in microbiology.“I don’t usually enter competitions as I’m so busy,” she says. “But my dear uncle Fred, who died last year, had a pop-up book made of old hide, entitled Wild West Chronicles, which I adored. So I had to enter!”Parkinson likes to be known for her attention to detail – and there is plenty of evidence of this in her entry, which was inspired by her uncle’s book.The cover comprises a cakeboard base covered in layers of wafer paper to resemble the cracked animal hide of the original book cover.Images were printed onto edible sugarpaste sheets, then hand-coloured, while hand-piping in royal icing and silver leaf completes the cover designs. Popping up from the centre of the book are figures of a pioneer man and woman, a native American Indian, a mustang and a buffalo skull.
Devon Allman, singer/songwriter/guitarist and son of Gregg Allman, has announced a new project, The Devon Allman Project. Formerly touring with Royal Southern Brotherhood and Honeytribe, Devon’s newly assembled project is a six-piece ensemble featuring a percussionist/multi instrumentalist, a Hammond B3 player, and an additional world guitarist. The announcement piggybacks on a new date scheduled for December 7 at The Fillmore in San Francisco, which will feature guitarist Duane Betts, son of Allman Brothers Band co-founder/singer/songwriter/guitarist Dickey Betts, as a special guest. The two recently collaborated at Peach Music Festival in Scranton, Pennsylvania for a massive tribute to Gregg Allman and Butch Trucks.The San Francisco performance will also feature special guest appearances from Luther Dickinson and Cody Dickinson (North Mississippi Allstars), Peter Levin (Gregg Allman Band, Blind Boys of Alabama), who will also serve as musical director, Samantha Fish, Jimmy Hall (Wet Willie, Jeff Beck, Hank Williams Jr.) and Bobby Whitlock (Derek & The Dominos, Dr. John, Rolling Stones etc.). Tickets for The Fillmore performance go on-sale Friday, September 15 at 12PM PT. In a Facebook post, Allman writes “ALLMAN / BETTS WOLRD TOUR 2018.” More dates are expected to be announced.Devon Allman To Join Gregg Allman Band For Atlanta Laid Back Festival With Lynyrd Skynyrd“It’s such an amazing thrill to have Duane joining us for these upcoming dates,” Allman explains. “In many ways, it brings us both full circle.” He continues, “We share an incredible legacy, and it’s truly an honor to renew that bond our dads created to a new generation of their admirers and those that have loved the music we’ve made on our own. Having an Allman and a Betts playing together once again will surely make my father smile down at me from above.” Learn more about The Devon Allman Project on The Fillmore’s website.
Data Wise, a new HarvardX course, is transforming classroom dynamics and building “collaborative inquiry” between teachers — both in and beyond the Boston Public Schools (BPS).With more than 14,000 already enrolled in the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), it was a group from Boston who gathered at the Harvard Ed Portal this past winter and found that they could put what they learned to immediate use.“The Data Wise protocol allows us to focus in on a line of inquiry,” said Himilcon Inciarte, a fourth-grade teacher at the Umana Academy in Boston, one of 34 educators who participated in the January course. “The most immediate outcome for our students is that the teachers now have a very clear focus in their work, and also how we’re grading the work.”That focus, Inciarte said, “helps us target what we’re looking for in our students’ work, and therefore any feedback we provide them is geared toward that specific aspect. The big takeaway for me was that we had to find time as a team to look at student work, and to decide next steps about instruction together.”Moving forward, many school teams say they will use what they learned from the course and continue to meet on a regular basis to look at data through a different lens — how teachers can change teaching practice to improve student outcomes.For Kathryn Boudett, director of the Data Wise Project and lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE), the course is a way to support teachers locally and worldwide. The free, self-paced online course, available for anyone to take at any time, is part of a portfolio of Data Wise course offerings that lead to a Data Wise Coach Certification. Three BPS data inquiry facilitators have already earned this credential, and three more will complete their coach training this summer.HGSE’s Kathryn Boudett (left), director of the Data Wise Project, and May Harper of the Blackstone Innovation School attended a gathering at the Ed Portal earlier this year. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer“The learning really goes both ways,” said Boudett. “Data Wise has always been about listening to the people who work in schools and districts and helping them tell the story of what works for kids.”Several BPS educators serve on the faculty of the Data Wise Leadership Institute, which takes place on Harvard’s campus each June, and the Harvard Ed Portal course in January was co-taught with BPS inclusion and data inquiry specialists.The Data Wise model emerged when faculty and graduate students at GSE collaborated with educators from BPS on how educators could make productive use of the mountains of test data that became available as a result of 2002’s No Child Left Behind legislation.“It’s not about trying to get a better test scores; it’s about fundamentally making sure that students understand the standards they need to master in order to make it in this world,” said Boudett. “We learned that this requires helping teachers look at lots of different data sources and then decide collaboratively about how to change what they do in their classrooms.”“It’s been very easy to slide some of the Data Wise material right into existing structures in my school,” said Stephen Shapinsky, a math teacher at Allston’s Gardner Pilot Academy who participated in the January Data Wise course.“Schools are inundated with testing systems and people suggesting ways to use that data. Data Wise offers a good way to put those test results in context. It’s just good work; a lot of bright people put in the hours to collect the data. Rather than our trying to build our own procedures at a school level, [the Data Wise model] is built for us already.”Boudett views the HarvardX course as a cooperative conversation with teachers. She and her team regularly review the discussion forums, course assessments, and feedback from the thousands of participants who have taken the online course since it first became available more than a year ago. But the January course with Boston provided a unique opportunity.“Being able to work live with Boston educators at the Harvard Ed Portal as they took the MOOC gave us an amazing window into how people really interact with the course content,” said Boudett, who incorporated that learning into version 2.0 of the course, which was just released this spring.“To adjust instruction based on feedback from us, [the Data Wise students], models what it means to collect data, analyze it, and adjust what needs to be changed,” Inciarte said. “It’s a very important piece of the Data Wise protocol: figuring out what needs to be done and then addressing that need. I really respect that.”
Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) MGN ImageALBANY – The New York State Senate unanimous voted Tuesday to extend the lookback window for the Child Victims Act.Victims will now have until August 2021 to bring about any civil action.The vote was the first time in two months that the New York State Senate was back in session. Many members tuned in remotely.The Child Victim’s Act was signed in to law last year and gives victims time to file lawsuits in cases involving abuse that may have surpassed the statute of limitations.
View Comments Related Shows Savion Glover Shuffle Along Tony-winning choreographer Savion Glover crafted the moves for Shuffle Along, Or, The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed, which is currently running at the Music Box Theatre and will officially open on April 28. Glover stopped by Late Night with Seth Meyers on April 8 to discuss his experience working on the George C. Wolfe-helmed tuner; the host asked if he finds it frustrating that he does not get to perform in the production he choreographed every night. “I’m going to be on the show. I’m going to tie someone up. Backstage. One night I’m gonna go in there and just tie someone up,” he joked (we think). He then set out to prove how he’d kill it, donning those legendary tap shoes of his. Watch him bust a move below! Show Closed This production ended its run on July 24, 2016
“You can’t fish with a rod that long in these mountain streams”. I’ve heard that more times than I can shake a long rod at. The idea of heading out to the waterline with a twelve foot fly rod sounds crazy to many people. There was a time when I thought the same thing. Knowing the places I fish and how “tight” that creek line is, extra long rods seemed counter-intuitive. When I first ventured into the world of tenkara fly fishing I kept my distance from the trees and stayed in wide open spaces. Very quickly I began to get control of these longs rods and witness firsthand the wide range of benefits they are touted for. The level of confidence I was gaining with this angling tool took me from the open shoreline right into the thicket.Along with my fellow tenkara anglers here in the Appalachian Range, we have been dissecting these waters with twelve foot rods for some years now. This includes the cold waters coming off Mount Mitchell and the swift flow on Catoctin Mountain. It is true, we all have some hide-away blue lines that get silly tight and become almost too hard to fish at all. I’ll acknowledge that and follow it with that is the exception, not the rule. Stop and take a look around at the area around you next time you are “out in the woods” fishing the high country water. Do you see what I see? First, I would like you to notice how high the canopy is. On most streams in the mountains the trees push their branches high toward the sky. The hardwood varieties limit lower branches and use the high level limbs to compete for sunlight. The typically offers an amazing amount of space for casting in general and affords ample room for my long tenkara rod and fixed length of line. Once you add horizontal casting to your vertical casting lanes, and every angle variation in between, you’ll have a great ability to perform. For my second point, take a look at the water’s edge. Where is the root line for all these trees? This typically is many feet from the actual water. The high water line, or wash zone, prevents foliage from growing long term right at the water. Since the trees are growing farther back, you have gained more additional space for casting a long rod. I concede that rhododendron and laurel will grow right to the edge and hang out over the sweetest holes sometimes. Treat that as a challenge on how to penetrate that spot. For the most part, you’ll see wide open spaces along your favorite waterways.The condition found in mountain streams are often more favorable than the ones you will see in the Piedmont waterways in our region. Warm water streams and rivers can have heavy vegetation growth right up banks. This puts scrub brush and weeds in our way. Haven’t we all tried to make casts through the years in a small pocket cutout on the shoreline? The one place must be a perfect casting spot because the earth is well trodden there because so many other anglers have used the same idea. Then you realize that it is beat down because we are all making the same mistake, it isn’t a good spot to fish from. That isn’t something you find very often high up in the hills.Tenkara rods range from about nine feet up to about fourteen feet. That starting point is right at the same mark that many fly fishers are holding now in their nine foot nymphing rods. Fixed line fly fishing is a departure from the conventional training most fly fishermen have received and read about. There are few limitations to this ancient Japanese style, but not when it comes to tight areas. I routinely carry a nine foot and twelve foot rods with me everywhere I go. They are telescopic and collapse to near twenty inches. They each weight about 2.5 ounces. I can successfully angle fish from four inches to twenty inches with casting lengths from at my feet to thirty plus feet away. Whether I’m in downtown Charlotte or at home high on Grandfather Mountain, I take every advantage with my long rods. I rarely find myself in “tight” areas where I can’t make the casts that I want to. We don’t let the tight areas scare us away from tackling that water.Tenkara Gets Around!
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Nassau County police are investigating a shooting in North Valley Stream that left one man dead and another seriously injured, authorities said.When officers responded to Charles Street at 5:57 p.m. on Monday, they found a 21-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound, police said. He was transported to a local hospital and was pronounced dead at 6:40 p.m., police said.Officers found another gunshot victim a short distance from Charles Street with a wound to his abdomen, police said. The 22-year-old was transported to a local hospital and is listed in guarded condition, police said.Police said the investigation is ongoing.