April 2, 2020 /Coronavirus (COVID-19) related news and sports stories, Sports News – Local Utah’s Gobert Back In Gym Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail(Salt Lake City, UT) — Jazz center Rudy Gobert is already back in the gym after being cleared of coronavirus.Gobert posted videos on social media of him on the basketball court and doing boxing drills.Gobert was the NBA’s first player to test positive for COVID-19, but has since been medically cleared by the Utah Department of Health. Tags: Coronavirus/COVID-19/Rudy Gobert/Utah Jazz Associated Press
Equipment & technology View post tag: Navy View post tag: Pen Share this article View post tag: NMD Back to overview,Home naval-today Singapore: NMD, ST Marine Pen Contract View post tag: Defence View post tag: Defense NMD has signed a contract with ST Marine in Singapore for the supply of equipment for eight (8) vessels beeing built for the Siingapore Ministry of Defence (MINDEF).The vessels will be built at ST Marine’s Singapore Benoi Yard and are expected to be delivered from 2016 onwards. The equipment is a stern slip Launch and Recovery System which will deploy and recover crafts from the ship. The system is tailor-made for these vessels and has been developed in close cooperation with ST Marine.ST Engineering (Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd) is an integrated engineering group providing solutions and services in the aerospace, electronics, land systems and marine sectors. Headquartered in Singapore, the Group reported revenue of $6.38b in FY2012 and ranks among the largest companies listed on the Singapore Exchange. It is a component stock of the FTSE Straits Times Index, FTSE ASEAN 40 Index, MSCI Singapore and other indices. ST Engineering has more than 22,000 employees worldwide, and over 100 subsidiaries and associated companies in 23 countries and 41 cities.[mappress]Press Release, June 7, 2013 View post tag: St. View post tag: contract June 7, 2013 View post tag: News by topic Singapore: NMD, ST Marine Pen Contract View post tag: marine View post tag: Naval
View post tag: CSG View post tag: conducts View post tag: George Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 5 along with the U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, numerous U.S. Navy commands, and Australian navy completed a the four-day annual Fleet Synthetic Training-Joint (FST-J) 72 exercise, May 2. View post tag: 72 View post tag: Exercise Training & Education May 2, 2014 View post tag: Washington USA: George Washington CSG Conducts FST-J 72 Exercise View post tag: FST-J Back to overview,Home naval-today USA: George Washington CSG Conducts FST-J 72 Exercise View post tag: Naval View post tag: Navy As the U.S. Navy’s only forward-deployed CSG, this training hones the skills of warfare commanders and watchstanders through complex integrated synthetic training scenarios.“This training gives us our final grooming for warfare commander integration and final opportunities to test the tactics and concepts of operations we have been working on over the months that we have been in port since our last Patrol,” said Rear Adm. Mark Montgomery, commander, Battle Force 7th Fleet/CSG 5. “Warfare commander training, bonding on the watch teams and refinement of tactics techniques and procedures, if we get all three of those, then we have had a very successful and effective fleet synthetic training event.”Led by Tactical Training Group Pacific (TACTRAGRUPAC), the training allowed CSG 5 to increase its proficiency and maintain its readiness while pier side at Fleet Activities Yokosuka.“TACTRAGRUPAC in San Diego and the detachment here in Yokosuka are real force enablers,” said Montgomery. “These significant investments pay off many times over in increasingly effective and useful synthetic training here in the forward-deployed naval forces [FDNF]. If we did not have TACTRAGRUPAC, and the fleet synthetic training experiences, we could not achieve the level of warfighting readiness to operate in FDNF.”According to Capt. John Miley, TACTRAGRUPAC’s commanding officer, their mission is to provide training to carrier strike groups and amphibious ready groups, primarily for the staffs and warfare commanders. One of their means to accomplish their mission is through synthetic training. In a fiscally constrained environment, synthetic training provides training for units without them having to get underway. “Synthetic is not a replacement for underway training, it is complementary to underway training.” said Miley. “The beauty of synthetic training is that we are able to have ships that are in port, very widely geographically dispersed with operators using their command, control, communications, computers and intelligence systems to affect the mission of the particular operation that we’re training.”TACTRAGRUPAC trains on a much larger scale, allowing participating units and personnel to “prepare for the worst” by going through scenarios that are not fiscally and logistically feasible in a real-world training environment.“From a robustness of threat perspective, we can do much more in a synthetic environment that we can in a real-world operational forces environment,” said Miley.This training plays a vital role in the qualification and readiness of the strike group.“The quality of the fleet synthetic training expanded to such a degree that we now routinely rely on it to present to us a complex training environment that we can’t normally achieve during underway operations,” said Montgomery. “As a result, as a strike group, our annual fleet synthetic training exercises are key elements of our intermediate and advanced training cycle.”CSG 5 is embarked on USS George Washington (CVN 73) and includes Carrier Air Wing 5, Aegis cruisers USS Shiloh (CG 67) and USS Antietam (CG 54) and Destroyer Squadron 15. Together, these units form the U.S. Navy’s only continuously forward deployed (and largest) carrier strike group and are critical combat elements of the U.S. 7th Fleet.[mappress]Press Release, May 2, 2014; Image: U.S. Navy View post tag: News by topic Share this article
Lincoln v LMH Friday 25 January 14:00 Lincoln will be desperate to show that they are still a force to be reckoned with in college football, after a sorry league campaign this season, which sees them at the bottom of the table with just a single point. LMH have had a relatively easy run to the quarters, although few can doubt Jim Allchin’s scoring capabilities. Verdict: LMH to edge it Wadham v Worcester Friday 25 January 14:00The only Premier Division clash of the four. Having trampled over St John’s in the last round, Worcester are likely to call upon the likes of Blues forwards, Toogood and De Walden, in their attempt to complete the double. Wadham will need to maintain their strong defensive record, which is second only to Worcester, if they are to compete. Goals might be hard to come by for the home team. Verdict: Worcester too strong Queen’s v Teddy Hall Monday 28 January 14:00Teddy Hall could not have wished for a kinder opposition. Queens are currently bottom of the Second Division and have conceded 33 goals in nine games, something which should excite the likes of Wilfred Frost and Tom Theodore. Nonetheless, Queen’s 1-0 victory over Magdalen should give them hope for a second Cuppers upset. Verdict: Comfortable win for Teddy Hall St Catz v Corpus/Linacre Monday 28 January 14:00 With the prospect of Premier Division football in 2008, St Catz go into the tie brimming with confidence. Ryan Taylor’s ten goals are the keys behind this success. Corpus/Linacre, who progressed to the quarter-finals due to the disqualification of Exeter, will not be used to this quality of football in the JCR Second Division and will struggle. Verdict: Corpus’ fortunate run should end hereby Harry McDowell
Oxford-based research group Oxbotica are the latest firm to throw their hats into the self-driving car ring, with their offering with a “brain” that has the capacity to learn.Unlike traditional laser-and-sensor style driverless cars, the likes of which are in the testing stage around Google campus, Oxbotica’s car is built on ‘Selenium’ software, which makes decisions on the road based on its experience, rather than just on sensory data.The software, which has already been used in tech as diverse as NASA’s Mars rover and forklift trucks, will soon be used to develop “driverless pods” intended for pedestrianised areas. This innovation pits Oxbotica against the segment of the industry interested in automated taxi rides, which has so far attracted the attention of ad-hoc taxi giant Uber.Recent research from Morgan Stanley suggests that the proportion of personal transport provided by taxi services will increase to more than a quarter by 2030, making plenty of space and providing revenue for automation and innovation.Yet although the pods are soon to be seen in Greenwich and Milton Keynes, the robotics group says they are also looking for investment from traditional car manufacturers looking to automate. The likes of Ford and Tesla have already invested hugely in this technology, but Oxbotica are confident in their ability to take their slice of the market share.Paul Newman, Oxbotica co-founder said: “first to the market does not equal first for all time. We’re talking about all things that move for all time. There’s not going to be one guy that does that for all time”.“If you had a prang, you are probably a different driver because of it,” says Professor Newman.Explaining the importance of a car ‘brain’ that can learn, he says that “the ability for shared learning from those mistakes is something that machines offer that humans don’t have”.This unique form of collective learning is facilitated by Caesium, which is a cloud-based platform that connects the vehicles together.Ingmar Posner, the company’s other co-founder, said: “Oxbotica has been founded on the principle that there is an infinite number of things you can do if you have software that can help a machine work out where it is, what is going on around it and where it has to go next.”Their ‘Geni’ driverless pod is expected to hit UK streets soon, either as small-scale transport or for Ocado deliveries.
Lion Capital, a UK-based private equity firm, has agreed to acquire a 32% stake in Swiss bakery firm The Hiestand Group.Hiestand is an international provider of convenience deep-frozen bakery products in Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Poland, Malaysia, Japan and Turkey. Lion Capital is acquiring 170,000 shares of Hiestand.”Hiestand is a leading player in the most attractive sub-sector of the bakery market,” said Lyndon Lea, partner of Lion Capital. “We are tremendously excited to make this investment.”Based in London, Lion Capital owns brands such as Weetabix and Vaasan & Vaasan.
Leftover Salmon will be hitting the road in the fall, with nine confirmed dates across September and October. The jamgrass act will kick off their tour with a two-night stand at Pisgah Brewing in Black Mountain, North Carolina,on September 22nd and 23rd. A few weeks later, on October 12th, Leftover will hit Knuckleheads in Kansas City, Missouri, ahead of their performances at Hillbery Music Festival in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, on the 13th and Old Rock House Outdoors in St. Louis, Missouri, on the 14th. On October 17th, the band kicks their tour into high gear with five consecutive dates across the Midwest and South. On the 17th, Leftover Salmon will hit The Kent Stage in Kent, Ohio; on the 18th, The V Club in Huntington, West Virginia; and on the 19th, the Haw River Ballroom in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. After a hit in Charlotte, North Carolina on October 20th, Leftover will finish out their tour with a date at Yonder Field in Bowman, South Carolina.[Photo: Dave Vann]
Mike Gordon stopped by the Teregram Ballroom in Los Angeles for a two-night stand this weekend as part of his ongoing OGOGO tour. The tour will keep Gordon and his band–comprised of Scott Murawski, Robert Walter, John Kimock, and Craig Myers–on the road throughout the month of February, in addition to a handful of dates in March and April. The two-night run included a number of songs from Gordon’s most recent album, 2017’s OGOGO, as well as a fun mix of old-school favorites and classic covers.Next up for Mike Gordon is the Belly Up in Solona Beach, CA, before they head to Arizona for shows in Tucson and Phoenix. From there, the band will hit Austin and Dallas, TX; Brooklyn and Albany, NY; and Burlington, VT. Head here for more information on upcoming Mike Gordon dates.Check out the below gallery from Saturday night’s performance, courtesy of photographer Matthew Rea.Mike Gordon | Teregram Ballroom | Los Angeles, CA | 2/17/18 Load remaining images Matthew Rea
If you know a child has eaten a yard mushroom, collect a sample of it and call thepoison control center immediately. Doctors will need to know what mushroom was eaten toproperly treat the child.Brown recommends prevention to keep mushrooms in the woods. “Keep your lawnmoist,” he said. “If it stays adequately moist, the fungus will stay undergroundand won’t produce mushrooms.”If you already have mushrooms, kick them over, run over them with the mower or pullthem up. That keeps them from releasing the spores that spread the fungi. Then preventfurther lawn damage by thoroughly aerating the soil.Do that by poking holes in the ground with a pitchfork, garden cultivator or aerator.Your local garden center may rent aerators that attach to your riding lawn mower.”After you aerate the soil, water the area to dilute any toxins and wash themthrough the soil,” Brown said. If a patch of grass has died, reestablish grass inthat area next spring, and keep it moist to prevent new mushroom growth. “Mushrooms are the fruiting bodies of fungi that live below the soilsurface,” Brown said. “A lot of people think mushrooms are a sign of soilproblems. But they’re not bad for the soil.”In fact, fungi are a vital part of a healthy soil ecosystem, Brown said. The fungi thatlive in the soil help break down dead plants and other organic materials.”We just don’t want them in our yards,” Brown said. While the fungi thatproduce mushrooms are good for soil, they’re not good for your lawn. And they can beharmful to your pets and even your children.Circles or partial circles of mushrooms, called fairy rings, show where a colony offungi is hard at work helping material decay. The ‘fingers’ of the fungi extend radiallyfrom the colony, and mushrooms grow where the fingers emerge from the soil.Fairy rings are the hardest mushrooms to deal with. “Not only are the plantsthemselves hard to control,” Brown said, “but they can damage your lawn.”Fairy rings and other mushrooms produce toxins that can kill lawn grasses. So even whenyou get rid of the mushrooms, you could still have a dead patch in your yard.The toxin mushrooms most commonly produce is a cyanide-based chemical. So keep childrenand pets away from yard mushrooms to avoid poisoning or other health problems. Left-click to download the 9.16 M .jpg image; right-click to download the thumbnail image. Left-click to download the 9.16 M .jpg image; right-click to download the thumbnail image. Welcome rains have Georgia’s peanuts, cotton, pastures and yards growing again. But oneemerging plant isn’t so welcome: mushrooms. A Universityof Georgia scientist said they’re popping up in yards all over the state.”We see mushrooms emerge when rain comes after an extended dry period,” said Ed Brown, an Extension Service plant pathologist with the UGA College of Agricultural and EnvironmentalSciences. “Dry weather stresses these fungi. Then water becomes available, ittriggers the reproductive mechanism and we get mushrooms.”Mushrooms are plants. They don’t contain chlorophyll, the chemical that makes mostplants green, but they are plants.
Thousands of Georgia schools are now home to school gardens. These gardens get children excited about learning and trying new vegetables, but they can often be difficult to use and maintain after the initial excitement wears off. This summer, University of Georgia Extension is offering targeted training sessions to help north and middle Georgia teachers and administrators make the most of existing school gardens or start new gardens. The course involves a short, online training program; some homework; and a half-day, hands-on workshop. The workshop will cover garden care and maintenance as well as strategies to build lesson plans around the school garden that cover state standards in all subject areas. Teachers will leave with a complete lesson plan that can be used when they head back to class in the fall, said Becky Griffin, workshop organizer and education program specialist with UGA Extension in Cobb County. Community and school garden experts with UGA Extension are offering the hands-on portion on Tuesday, June 23, in Griffin, Georgia; Thursday, June 25, in Athens, Georgia; and Tuesday, June 30, in downtown Atlanta. “We’re using online learning, home experiments and hands-on training to provide a one-of-a-kind learning experience to Georgia teachers,” Griffin said. “(Teachers will) come away with the knowledge needed to create a thriving garden as well as lesson plans to connect the garden to state standards.” The class costs $25 and is open to teachers across the state. For more information or to register, visit ugaurbanag.com/schoolgarden. Teachers who the complete the program will receive a certificate verifying their school garden training. UGA Extension has hundreds of online, easy to understand resources for teachers and parents to use in making their children’s school garden succeed. How-to publications, Georgia curriculum guides and best practices from successful gardens are available at extension.uga.edu/k12/school-gardens.