April 24, 2020 /Sports News – Local SUU Men’s Basketball To Visit Michigan In November Brad James Written by Tags: SUU Basketball FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCEDAR CITY, Utah-Friday, Southern Utah University men’s basketball continued to bolster its non-conference schedule as they will visit Ann Arbor, Mich. to face the Michigan Wolverines November 27.Thunderbirds head coach Todd Simon, a native Michigander, has taken his squad to the Wolverine State on two previous occasions in his tenure.His squad lost to his alma mater, Central Michigan at Mount Pleasant, Mich., 95-86 in 2018 and at East Lansing, Mich. to national power Michigan State 88-63 in 2017.The Thunderbirds and Wolverines have never met on the hardwood.Simon is already challenging his squad next season as November 13 they are to visit the Kansas Jayhawks at Lawrence, Kan.
View post tag: ocean View post tag: conducts View post tag: Drills February 4, 2014 View post tag: Defense Chinese Navy Conducts Drills in the Indian Ocean View post tag: Chinese View post tag: Defence View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Navy One of the Chinese Navy’s newest and largest ships, Changbaishan, and two destroyers conducted anti-piracy, search and rescue, and damage control exercises in the Indian Ocean.As reported by the CCTV, the ships transited the Lombok Strait, near the Indonesian island of Bali, before sailing north toward the Philippines.In order to show off its naval capability and extend its influence, China has also dispatched their ships to join anti-piracy patrols in the Gulf of Aden and off the coast of Somalia.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, February 4, 2014; Image: Wikimedia Training & Education View post tag: Naval Share this article CHINESE NAVYThree ships from the Chinese Navy have conducted drills in the Indian Ocean and sailed on to the western Pacific, the Associated Press reports. View post tag: Indian Back to overview,Home naval-today Chinese Navy Conducts Drills in the Indian Ocean
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By Donald WittkowskiCity Council introduced four ordinances Thursday night that include key parts of Ocean City’s strategy to provide its state-mandated “fair share” of affordable housing.The ordinances incorporate elements of a legal settlement, approved by the courts last August, laying out the city’s affordable housing plan through 2025.“We’re rolling it out in a measured pace,” City Solicitor Dorothy McCrosson said in an interview after the Council meeting. “We would like to do this gradually so that people understand and come to accept it.”The city plans to hold a town hall meeting in the future to give the public a full presentation on the affordable housing program. A date has not yet been scheduled.Meanwhile, the four ordinances introduced Thursday will be up for a public hearing and final Council vote on Dec. 13.At a later date, Council is expected to consider two other ordinances that contain more elements of the affordable housing plan. Those ordinances were tabled on Thursday to provide more time to work out the details.Like other towns and cities, Ocean City must comply with the state’s Fair Housing Act of 1985, as well as the landmark Mount Laurel court doctrine requiring New Jersey municipalities to provide their “fair share” of affordable housing.In Ocean City’s case, a scarcity of developable land in the beach resort makes it highly unlikely it will ever be able to fulfill its affordable housing requirements, City Council members pointed out.“We don’t have enough land to meet our obligation,” Councilman Keith Hartzell said. “We’re handcuffed in a very bad way.”Wherever affordable housing is built in Ocean City, “the design will have to be consistent with the surrounding neighborhood,” McCrosson noted.City Solicitor Dorothy McCrosson, seated next to Mayor Jay Gillian, explains the affordable housing plan to Council.By negotiating a court-approved settlement and creating areas where affordable housing can be built, the city will avoid exposing itself to developers’ lawsuits challenging its zoning laws.Using criteria from the court settlement, one of the ordinances introduced Thursday spells out who will qualify for affordable housing and how they will be screened.McCrosson explained that the city is required to build 13 units of affordable housing within the next two years. However, the city and the Ocean City Housing Authority have a total obligation of 107 units through 2025, she noted.Overall, the “ballpark” cost for the affordable housing plan is about $11 million to $12 million, McCrosson said. Exactly how much it would cost the city is unclear at this time because different sources of public and private funding are expected to finance the program, including money from the Ocean City Housing Authority, she added. The housing authority is a public agency that provides affordable housing for senior citizens, the disabled and low-income families using federal funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.McCrosson said the housing authority plans to build 94 units of affordable housing to help Ocean City fulfill its obligations. Most of the units would be concentrated at the authority’s Bayview Manor and Pecks Beach Village housing developments.The Ocean City Housing Authority’s Bayview Manor complex at Sixth Street and West Avenue is the proposed site of 34 new units of affordable housing.With the city’s financial help, the authority has been working on plans to build 34 new units of affordable housing for senior citizens at the Bayview Manor location at Sixth Street and West Avenue. The estimated $6.2 million project will replace 20 units of senior-citizen housing that would be lost when the agency demolishes the flood-prone section of Pecks Beach Village on Fourth Street.Longer-range plans include demolishing 40 units of affordable housing for low-income families living at Pecks Beach Village. The housing authority has discussed the possibility of building 60 new units of family housing in place of the existing Pecks Beach complex.Private developers would also be encouraged to build affordable housing in Ocean City through “set aside” agreements. Under the plan, 20 percent of the units would be reserved for affordable housing. For instance, a 10-unit project would have two units set aside as affordable housing, city officials said.“I just think this is an excellent idea to share the responsibility, since it’s not all on the city,” Councilwoman Karen Bergman said of private developers also chipping in for affordable housing.The city’s plan also includes having private developers help to finance affordable housing. One of the ordinances introduced Thursday would increase the city’s existing development fee from 1 percent to 1.5 percent, with the money going into a trust fund for affordable housing.Council members repeatedly emphasized that the fees collected from private developers will help “spread the burden” of financing the program instead of having taxpayers pick up the entire cost.Councilman Bob Barr pledged to work with the local taxpayer advocacy group Fairness In Taxes on ways to fund affordable housing. Barr said he is willing to “look into all alternatives” to reduce the impact on taxpayers.Dave Hayes, president of FIT, and Dave Breeden, the vice president, appeared before Council to offer their organization’s help.A lush green park has replaced the former blighted Getty gas station on the Ninth Street corridor at Bay Avenue.In other business, Council approved a $650,000 deal with Cape May County for a former blighted gas station site that has since been transformed into a landscaped park to beautify the city’s Ninth Street gateway.Under the deal, the city will sell the land to the county as open space. The city, in turn, will enter into a 25-year lease with the county to maintain the park, which replaced an abandoned Getty gas station at the corner of Ninth Street and Bay Avenue. The lease contains a 25-year renewal option.The former Getty parcel is the second deteriorated gas station site that was turned into a landscaped park as part of the city’s efforts to make the Ninth Street corridor a more inviting entryway.Also Thursday, Council approved a proclamation honoring the late Nancy Fox-Hoover, an accomplished singer and community icon who taught hundreds of voice students at her Fox Vocal Arts Studio in Ocean City. Her husband, Duke Spitzer, was on hand for the emotional tribute and thanked the Council members.Fox, who died on Oct. 25, was hailed in the proclamation as a “driving force” for the city’s arts community. Among her achievements, she soloed with the Ocean City Pops at 26 years old and stayed with the orchestra for 38 years.Councilman Tony Wilson fondly recalled how Fox was instrumental in developing the singing talents of his teenage daughter, Julia, who is the reigning Junior Miss Ocean City, when she was a child.Councilwoman Bergman, who read the proclamation, recalled with a smile all the times she would drive down Bay Avenue and catch a glimpse of so many vocal students who were studying with Fox at her studio.Councilwoman Karen Bergman reads a proclamation honoring the late Nancy Fox-Hoover, an accomplished singer who taught hundreds of students at her Ocean City voice studio. City Council has scheduled a public hearing and final vote on the ordinance for its Dec. 13 meeting.
Tom Chandley (stand C200) will have a rack oven on display, complete with its latest BakeMate system. The microprocessor control uses touchscreen controls to recall bake, steam and temperature settings. Chandley’s rack ovens feature a lift and rotate rack loading system, which eliminates the need for ramps. Also on the stand will be the Compacta, with a five deck, three trays per deck oven, including the new MK4MD touch panel display. And for smaller operations, including bake-off, a number of Convecta ‘tc’ovens will be on show, featuring reversible fans to provide consistent results and shorter baking times. One of the tcs will demonstrate a new automatic door opening system. A 10-tray Wieshu oven for supermarkets and machines from Sigma, including a 30 dough piece bun divider moulder and a 40-litre planetary mixer, complete the line-up.
Electro-funk icons Chromeo have been relatively quiet as of late, taking time off from the road in 2016. The band hasn’t released material since 2014’s White Women, which featured the smash hit single “Jealous (I Ain’t With It)”. Well, that’s all about to change in 2017, as Dave 1 and P-Thugg are hard at work on their next release. The band recently took to their Facebook page to explain their absence from the touring circuit over the past year, explaining that they have been working feverishly on their new album. The band are switching things up by using a new recording studio with a host of new equipment, a new publisher, and a new A&R team. The band’s last album featured collaborations with Toro Y Moi, Solange, and Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend, and Chromeo have promised that “…you can expect even more collabos than on the last one, but also a more cohesive, ambitious and soulful Chromeo sound.”It’s not every day that you see a band that’s been as successful as Chromeo decide to fully switch things up. In a dance music community that’s filled with complacency and cookie-cutter artists, kudos to Chromeo for striving to be so unique. The band say they’re about halfway done with their new album, and seem very excited to deliver this new music to their fans. If the previous albums from the Funklordz are any indication, prepare to dance!Read the full statement below…
Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on July 24, 2016 Current Something Rotten star Brooks Ashmanskas and more will complete the cast of Shuffle Along, Or, The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed. Starring Audra McDonald, the production will begin performances on March 14, 2016 at the Music Box Theatre. Opening night is set for April 21.Also boarding the cast will be Felicia Boswell, Amber Iman, Adrienne Warren, Phillip Attmore, Darius de Haas, C.K. Edwards, Afra Hines, Curtis Holland, Adrienne Howard, Kendrick Jones, Lisa LaTouche, Alicia Lundgren, J.C. Montgomery, Erin N. Moore, Janelle Neal, Brittany Parks, Arbender Robinson, Karissa Royster, Britton Smith, Zurin Villanueva, Christian Dante White, J.L. Williams, Pamela Yasutake and Richard Riaz Yoder. As previously reported, Billy Porter, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Joshua Henry and Brandon Victor Dixon are also on board.The show, which bills itself as a revival, combines the 1921 musical Shuffle Along with the backstory of the people who brought it to life, including the songwriting team Eubie Blake and Noble Sissle and bookwriters Aubrey Lyles and F.E. Miller. Bring in ‘Da Noise, Bring in ‘Da Funk collaborators George C. Wolfe and Savion Glover will reunite to direct and choreograph, respectively. Wolfe will also pen the new book.Shuffle Along first played Broadway and became a runaway hit in May of 1921. The show, which was expected to become an immediate flop following a back-breaking pre-Broadway tour, ended up playing for 504 performance. The story follows two friends who both run for mayor in fictional Jimtown, USA. One wins and the other is appointed chief of police, but as they fight, their opponent plots to drive them out. The original production featured the talents of such soon-to-be theatrical stalwarts as Josephine Baker, Paul Robeson and Lottie Gee. Shuffle Along View Comments
Seal(Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images) View Comments “Killer” casting! Seal will take on the role of Pontius Pilate on Fox’s next live musical event, The Passion. The singer will join the previously reported country music icon Trisha Yearwood, Tyler Perry and more in the two-hour telecast, which will air from New Orleans on Palm Sunday, March 20.Seal’s worldwide album sales exceed 30 million; his breakthrough hit was Adamski’s 1991 club hit, “Killer,” followed by his own Top 10 hit, “Crazy.” Later work includes the Grammy-winning “Kiss From a Rose.”The Passion, written by Peter Barsocchini (High School Musical), tells the 2000-year-old story of the last hours of Jesus Christ’s life on earth through a variety of popular music. Set in modern day, the event will follow the story of Jesus of Nazareth, as he presides over the Last Supper, and then is betrayed by Judas, put on trial by Pontius Pilate, convicted, crucified and resurrected. As Mary follows her son into Jerusalem, she already has witnessed Jesus struggle with opposition from other religious leaders, but bolsters him with the boundless depth of a mother’s love. Peter, meanwhile, remains one of Jesus’ closest confidantes, but his loyalty will be sternly tested.The event will unfold live at some of New Orleans’ most iconic locations, while featuring a procession of hundreds of people carrying a 20-foot, illuminated cross from outside the Superdome to the live stage at Woldenburg Park on the banks of the Mississippi River.Along with Yearwood as Mary and Perry as the host/narrator, the cast will include Prince Royce as Peter, Jencarlos Canela as Jesus Christ and Chris Daughtry as Judas.
Renewables Company Funds Solar Training for Skilled Workers in Fossil, Nuclear Fields FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Greentech Media:Cypress Creek Renewables is growing. It’s the nation’s fifth-largest developer and it brought online the most utility-scale solar projects last year, according to GTM Research.With hundreds of megawatts in capacity expected in 2018, hiring skilled workers to build it all remains a key focus. “A big piece of last year was finding the workforce to come work with us,” said Jaime Carlson, executive vice president of operations and capital planning.To that end, Cypress Creek is supporting a total of five solar training programs at community colleges across the country. Its first partnership at Greenville Technical College in South Carolina launched this fall. Since then Cypress Creek has offered between $10,000 and $25,000 to programs in New York’s Hudson Valley, at Cape Fear in North Carolina, in northeastern Illinois and most recently in Flint, Michigan.“It really stems from us feeling a responsibility to the energy industry to be part of the solution,” said Carlson. “As we see changing economics and trends, we really want to be part of making sure there are transition solutions for everyone.”Cypress Creek selected the programs by assessing where the company has plans for growth, where the solar industry is blossoming, and where high unemployment or a transitioning energy market makes retraining attractive.In South Carolina, for instance, the failure of the VC Summer nuclear expansion left an opening for the solar industry. Since Cypress Creek’s partnership with Greenville Tech started, 30 percent of new students have come from the fossil fuel or nuclear industries. Two students, Carlson said, specifically cited the termination of VC Summer as a reason for their interest in the program.In areas where traditional fuels are facing challenges, Carlson said Cypress Creek wants to avoid “an us-versus-them equation.”More: Cypress Creek Renewables Wants To Build The Solar Workforce Of The Future
Two years ago, Don Blankenship’s lawyers argued that the longtime coal baron was so despised in West Virginia that he could not receive a fair trial from a state jury. Now, the former Massey Energy CEO is setting out to prove his counsel wrong by joining the 2018 West Virginia Republican primary for U.S. Senate.“I’m Don Blankenship, candidate for U.S. Senate, and I approved this message,” he announced at the beginning of a 30-second ad posted to his Vimeo page.Blankenship’s entry into the race for the seat currently held by former Gov. Joe Manchin, a Democrat, was reported on Wednesday by Mountain State-based media outlets and confirmed by the chairman of the West Virginia Republican Party.Blankenship will join an already heated battle between U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins and Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, essentially breaking down along the national battle lines that are emerging between GOP factions: Jenkins represents the establishment Republican selected by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, while Morrisey is the insurgent backed by former White House aide Steve Bannon of Breitbart.Blankenship’s candidacy blows up that dynamic. His persona and name recognition dwarfs that of either of the others, as he has been a presence in West Virginia coal culture since the early ’80s. His career has been a long series of labor, miner safety, and environmental horrors, making him the subject of countless books and news stories, including a Rolling Stone profile that memorably labeled him as the “Dark Lord of Coal Country.”In “Mine War on Blackberry Creek,” a documentary film produced about a labor fight in the early ’80s, a still-new-to-Massey Blankenship laid out his vision of raw capitalism as “a jungle.” “Unions, communities, people —everybody’s gonna have to learn to accept that in the United States you have a capitalist society, and that capitalism, from a business standpoint, is survival of the most productive,” Blankenship said.Blankenship and Massey won that fight, breaking the United Mine Workers of America in what now looks like a turning point in labor history. Blankenship’s subsequent rise through the company saw a dramatic expansion in brutal mountaintop removal strip mining techniques, as well as a relentless approach to maximize profit by cutting costs that endangered not only miners but those who lived in the communities around Massey mines.In one case, people living near a Massey mine found that their groundwater had been poisoned because the company disposed injected toxic waste into abandoned coal shafts. Blankenship’s own neighborhood was affected; he had a private water line run to his house from nearby Matewan, but didn’t offer the service to others.Simultaneously, Blankenship invested millions of dollars into building the West Virginia Republican Party. At one point in the 2000s, he gave $3 million toward the election of a state supreme court candidate, who then helped overturn a $50 million jury decision against Blankenship in a civil suit.The biggest outrage in a career full of them came in April 2010, when 29 men died at Massey’s Upper Big Branch mine after sparks from a longwall cutter ignited a massive explosion. Four separate investigations found that poor ventilation, poor rock dusting, and a company culture that encouraged poor safety practices created conditions for the explosion. Blankenship, however, has peddled a different theory, blaming the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) for creating the conditions that caused the explosion. He commissioned a 2014 documentary to tell his side of the story, prompting several individuals featured in the film to disclaim it—including Manchin, who was governor at the time of the disaster.Federal prosecutors eventually brought criminal charges against Blankenship, not for the disaster itself but for conspiring to skirt safety regulations at the mine. Blankenship faced three felony counts worth a potential 30 years, but was convicted only of a misdemeanor that put him in prison for one year.Since emerging from confinement earlier this year, Blankenship has used Twitter and his website to push his Upper Big Branch theory blaming the government, as well as to attack Manchin and former President Barack Obama.Blankenship clearly intends to use his Senate campaign—and the media attention that will come with it—as a megaphone for the message he’s been hammering the last few years. Greg Thomas, a representative for Blankenship, told West Virginia Public Radio that his run for office is “about getting the truth out about [the Upper Big Branch disaster] and exposing a government cover-up.”“It’s going to be interesting whether or not this political campaign is just an extension of this campaign to clear his name, or whether he’s really going to weigh in on the issues facing West Virginia in the future,” said Bill Price, a Charleston, West Virginia-based Sierra Club organizer.For conservationists and environmentalists, there’s not much to like about any of the three GOP candidates. “All three of them are fairly conservative and pushed back significantly on any environmental regulations,” Price said. “As far as their votes on anything related to the Clean Power Plan, the Stream Protection Rule, there’s not any significant difference between any of them.”Scott Crichlow, an associate professor of political science at West Virginia University, said that Blankenship exemplifies a recent trend in politics where personal brands largely outweigh policy stances. In a low-turnout, three-way Republican primary—in the last GOP U.S. Senate primary in 2014, only 85,322 people cast ballots—there’s a real chance that Blankenship could capture a plurality of voters. Says Crichlow, “If he actually puts resources into this and it’s a three person, well-resourced race, it doesn’t take that many voters to win.”