Weber State Men’s Basketball Hosts Benedictine

first_img Tags: Benedictine (Ariz.) Thunderbirds/Jerrick Harding/NAIA/Weber State Men’s Basketball/Zach Braxton FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOGDEN, Utah-Tuesday, Weber State men’s basketball hosts Benedictine (Ariz.) before Tuesday at the Dee Events Center fresh off of an impressive performance at the Junkanoo Jam in the Bahamas.The Wildcats boast the Big Sky Conference player of the week in junior guard Jerrick Harding, who is averaging 26 points and 5 rebounds on the season while shooting 50 percent from the field.Additionally, senior forward/center Zach Braxton has reached 1,000 points for his collegiate career in the early going this season.The 3-2 Wildcats will be meeting the NAIA Thunderbirds of Mesa, Ariz. for the first time in program history.Presently, Weber State is averaging 83.8 points on the season and surrendering 71.4 points per contest. November 26, 2018 /Sports News – Local Weber State Men’s Basketball Hosts Benedictine Written by Brad Jameslast_img read more

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The Brazilian AH-2 Sabre Attack Helicopter Conducts Its First Target Practice

first_imgBy Dialogo October 11, 2011 The Brazilian Armed Forces’ only attack helicopter model is conducting its first target practice at the Brigadier Velloso Proving Ground in Para. The first aircraft operated by the Brazilian Air Force (FAB), the MI-35 Hind or AH-2 Sabre according to FAB nomenclature, represents a major step forward in terms of new combat resources. A 23-mm internal gun that can be individually aimed by the movements of the gunner’s or pilot’s head complements the wide variety of rockets, missiles, and other weapons used by the Sabre. A complex array of sensors, such as FLIR (forward looking infrared), laser telemetry, and terrain-following radar, in addition to an advanced suite of defensive countermeasures, give this helicopter the status of an armed “flying tank.” Its combat record includes actions in Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Angola, Libya, and dozens of other military theaters. It has become so respected a weapon that examples captured by the Americans in Iraq are used for training in ‘anti-Hind’ tactics at U.S. Special Forces bases. Acquired as part of the plan implementing the National Defense Strategy, the 12 AH-2 Sabres ordered constitute one of the most effective weapons systems based in the Amazon region. The unit that operates the model, the Poti Squadron (2nd/8th GAV), was transferred to Porto Velho, the capital of the state of Rondonia, precisely in order to introduce the Sabre in this worrisome region along the country’s northern border. The Brigadier Velloso Proving Ground was chosen for the operational training test due to its excellent support infrastructure, which offers appropriate tactical scenarios for this purpose. The helicopter has been in Cachimbo since September 28, conducting its first live-fire air-to-surface target practice.last_img read more

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Westbury Robber Pistol-whips Cabbie

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York An armed robber pistol-whipped a taxicab driver who tried to take away the gunman’s handgun in Westbury on Tuesday night, Nassau County police said.The Centro America Taxi Company dispatched the 32-year-old man to pick up a fare on Upland Street near the corner of Rockland Street, where two men got in the cab and one pointed a silver handgun at the victim and demanded money shortly after 10 p.m., police said.The victim grabbed the gun and a struggle ensued, but the gunman regained control of the gun and hit the victim in the head with it, police said.Both robbers then went through the victim’s pockets, stole an undisclosed amount of cash and ran away southbound on Upland Street.The victim was taken to an area hospital for treatment of a laceration and bleeding above his right eye.Third Squad detectives request anyone with information regarding this robbery to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.last_img read more

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The credit union data analytics journey: 4 steps to success

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » Data analytics is no longer available only to massive technology corporations and big banks. In fact, with access to enough data, even smaller credit unions can join the fun. With several data analytics platforms that are accessible and affordable, credit unions of nearly any size can start taking advantage of integrated access to data. Plus, it’s surprisingly easy to start your own credit union data analytics journey.At first, it might seem outlandish. Can you really keep up with the Amazons, Googles, Netflixes, and Facebooks of the world? Maybe not at their global level, but in many cases, credit unions have more data about each individual member than Amazon has about each of its customers. Well, sort of. But you can definitely catch up to the Wells Fargos and the JP Morgan Chases out there.So, how does it happen? How does it all start?Step One: Find a ProjectIf you want to establish your own credit union data analytics program, your first step is to find a project. Your project can’t be vague! It’s not enough to choose “use analytics” or “become more data-driven” as a goal. Analytics itself isn’t a goal—it’s the tool you use to accomplish one.last_img read more

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The new addition to the Katarina Line fleet is the Ave Maria, a Deluxe Superior mini cruiser

first_imgThe new addition to the Katarina Line fleet is Ave Maria, mini cruiser Deluxe Superior category.It is a mini cruiser owned by the family of Ante I Matijana Naranča who are long-term partners of the Katarina Line agency. The cooperation started in the nineties with their then traditional sailing ship Lopar. Ante Naranča is a visionary who 2 years ago First on the Adriatic made a mini cruiser with private balconies and thus made a step forward in the offer, and the new ship Ave Maria also has private balconies and large common areas.”With 53,4 meters in length and 8,8 meters in width, the Ave Maria is currently the largest ship in our fleet, providing comfortable accommodation for 36 passengers in 18 luxury cabins with private balconies and private bathrooms. It follows the latest world trends with its design and manufacturing technology, and among other modern benefits, it is adorned with a hydromassage pool on deck and an additional pool at the stern. Travelers will be able to relax and enjoy the view of the beautiful landscape on comfortable deck chairs located on a large sun deck with a total area of ​​250 m2 (of which 70m2 is covered). The spacious, air-conditioned lounge includes a bar with LCD TV and a breakfast buffet“Points out Anamaria Hauptfeld Schweitzer, head of the Katarina Line cruise department.During the season, Ave Maria will explore the islands and coasts of the beautiful South Adriatic together with travelers, mostly between Split and Dubrovnik.last_img read more

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Euthanasia Bill risks are too great – expert

first_imgNewsHub 27 April 2018Family First Comment: Dear David Seymour, anyone who claims assisted dying already happens in New Zealand is peddling fake news.Yep!www.protect.org.nzAnyone who claims assisted dying already happens in New Zealand is peddling fake news, a palliative care expert says.A panel of specialists says the End of Life Bill going through Parliament is dangerous and the burden on doctors to assist a patient to die is too great.Dr Selina Lupati is a palliative medicine specialist and says the risks in the Bill – or any legislation around assisted dying – are too great.She says the Bill is asking doctors to make decisions that are irreversible, with less rigour than is applied to imprisoning someone in the justice system.“Medicine is not an exact science – we make mistakes in making diagnosis, we make mistakes in prognostication.”She is part of a panel of those working in palliative care who say public debate has been dominated by euthanasia advocates – and glossed over obvious flaws in the proposed law.Aged Concern reports 1500 cases of elder abuse and says 75 percent of alleged abusers are family members.READ MORE: http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/health/2018/04/euthanasia-bill-risks-are-too-great-expert.htmlKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

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Inter Milan poised to axe shirt sponsors Pirelli

first_img Promoted Content8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth7 Breathtaking Train Stations Around The GlobeWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?12 Marvel Superheroes When They Were KidsBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our Future5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe Untold Truth Of Sasha ObamaWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?The 9 Best Robots In Movie HistoryThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World Advertisement Gazzetta dello Sport are claiming that Inter Milan will not be renewing their longstanding shirt sponsorship deal with Pirelli as they seek a significant uplift in revenue from that inventory, reports, www.sportspromedia.com/. Read Also:​Liverpool, Real Madrid keeping tabs on Inter Milan midfielder Brozovic Inter, currently leading Serie A, are apparently asking for between €25 million (US$27 million) and €30 million (US$32.5 million) a year. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… last_img read more

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The U.S. Military Kills Head of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps…

first_imgWASHINGTON, D.C – On the second day of the new year, the U.S. military carried out an airstrike on Qasem Soleimani, the head of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps. US defense officials say that a drone was used to conduct the strike that killed Soleimani in Baghdad.According to CNBC, Donald Trump ordered the attack in an attempt to stop future alleged Iranian attacks plans. Although it is unclear whether or not the corps had concrete plans to attack the U.S., Trump saw it necessary to eliminate any potential threat. “This strike was aimed was deterring future Iranian attack plans,” the United States Department of Defense said in a statement. “The United States will continue to take all necessary to protect our people and our interests wherever they are around the world.”Soleimani was the leader of a special forces unit of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards, and he had been a key figure of Iranian and Middle Eastern politics. His death has increased already high tensions between Iran and the United States.Regarding the airstrike and the U.S. concerns about oil prices, the Defense Department said:“General Soleimani was actively developing plans to attack American diplomats and service members in Iraq and throughout the region. General Soleimani and his Quds Force were responsible for the deaths of hundreds of American and coalition service members and the wounding of thousands more,” the statement reads.The statement continues saying:“He had orchestrated attacks on coalition culminating in the death and wounding of additional American and Iraqi personnel. General Soleimani also approved the attacks on the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad that took place this week.”Hours after the announcement, Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Twitter that the killing of Soleimani was “extremely dangerous & a foolish escalation”. Three days of national mourning have since been declared in Iran, where Soleimani was revered as a national hero. The Supreme Leader in Iran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, called for “harsh revenge,” according to a statement published to his official website.The strike came a week after the U.S. blamed Iran for attacks on two oil tankers in the Persian Gulf region and after four tankers were attacked in May.Since the attack, thousands of troops are now being deployed to the Middle East as tension between the United States and Iran mount. On January 3, the State Department urged US citizens to leave Iraq immediately. It also warned that citizens “should not approach” its embassy in Baghdad and that all consular operations are suspended.last_img read more

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Kotoko officially writes to GFA over Nti Boakye’s cash

first_imgKumasi Asante Kotoko are mad at the decision by their trusted arrowhead Kofi Nti Boakye to sign a three-year contract with Al Ahli of Libya at their blind side, and have vowed to use all available avenues to retrieve their share of the reported $900,000 transfer proceeds.To show their battle readiness to launch a bid for their share in the deal, the head of the three-member Interim Management Committee of the club, Mr Samuel Opoku-Nti, told the Graphic Sports yesterday that, “We have quickly written to FIFA through the Ghana Football Association (GFA), and copied to Al-Ahli ready to demand our share of the amount as the law requires.”But veteran football administrator, Jonathan Abbey Pobee, has asked the Ghanaian champions to thread cautiously since they could undertake a fruitless adventure.He explained that by the laws of FIFA, the player had not committed any wrong and that Kotoko must have themselves to blame for missing out of such a lucrative deal.News last Wednesday that Nti-Boakye, 26, had signed a three-year contract as a free agent with the Tripoli-based Libya champions worth a whopping $900,000 swept through Kotoko like a thunderstorm as, according to the Fabulous club, the player was under contract with them.Mr Opoku-Nti stated that the player’s contract with Kotoko was due to expire tomorrow (August 10, 2013), and it was untenable for him to enter into another deal four clear days before the expiry of the Kotoko contract. According to him the said contract with the Libyan giants flies in the face of the laws governing transfer of players.And looking at the amount involved, there was no way Kotoko would allow the matter to die, especially at this time when the club was in need of money for player recruitment, Opoku Nti forcefully argued.Nti Boakye has been out of the country for some time now but news that he was undergoing trials with Al-Ahli was all over the Garden City.He reportedly signed the contract after passing a medical last week.Some have described the former Liberty Professionals hitman, who joined Kotoko two seasons ago, as being ungrateful since Kotoko gave him the platform to push his potentials. But, others blame the Kotoko management for sitting aloof and failing to negotiate for a contract extension with the player when they knew his contract was due to expire soonest.According to Opoku-Nti, when he took over the affairs of the club albeit in the interim, he went through the files of the club and realised Nti-Boakye’s contract was bound to expire shortly.“I made contacts with the player’s manager for possible negotiations for contract extension but I was told the player had travelled outside the country.“Anytime I pressed for the whereabouts of the striker, his manager would tell me he would surely return from where he was, only to learn that he had signed a contract in Libya”, Opoku-Nti said.The acting Kotoko boss said it was not their intention to scuttle the player’s move to Al Ahli but that did not mean they would let the money due them go unrecovered. In spite of Kotoko’s strong optimism of their due at all cost, Mr Pobee who is the founder of Neoplan Stars FC, quoted portions of the FIFA laws on player transfer to back his assertion that Kotoko could be in for a lost battle.He told the Graphic Sports that Article 18 of FIFA laws on player contract headed, “Special provision relating to contract within professionals and clubs”, appeared to have shot down Kotoko’s move for any money relating to Nti-Bokaye’s contract with Al Ahli.Section 3 of the said Article 18, says, “ A professional shall only be free to conclude a contract with another club if his contract with his present club has expired or would expire within six months.”Flowing from this, Mr Pobee stated that the player who had just three days left on his contract with Kotoko did not breach the law entering into another contract.“ I don’t know the details of the contract with Al Ahli but worse of it, the player could sign a provisional contract with another club and wait for the three days left on his contract with Kotoko to elapse before he starts playing for the new club,” Pobee added.last_img read more

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