US Olympic Committee chooses Salt Lake City for potential 2030 Winter Games bid

first_img Beau Lund December 14, 2018 /Sports News – National US Olympic Committee chooses Salt Lake City for potential 2030 Winter Games bid FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail4kodiak/iStock(NEW YORK) — The United States Olympic Committee has selected Salt Lake City to represent the U.S. in a potential bid for the 2030 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.Salt Lake City and Denver were the two finalists to represent the U.S. after Reno/Tahoe, Nevada dropped out of the running. In a press release, USOC Chair Larry Probst said Salt Lake City was eventually chosen because “we believe Salt Lake City will give us the best chance to return the winter Games to the U.S.”The Utah capital hosted the 2002 Winter Games. The International Olympic Committee will choose the host city for the 2030 Games. It is not yet clear when the IOC will make that decision. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.center_img Written bylast_img read more

US Navy to cut V-22 nacelle repair time with $81M contract

first_img“We wanted to make sure that the individuals actually doing the hard work, opening up the nacelles, having to replace wires and troubleshoot, reap the benefits of this program,” MSgt Bryan Sohl, the CV-22 division superintendent, noted. The Marine Corps and Navy are also looking to incorporate the nacelle and wiring improvements onto the MV-22 and CMV-22B variants. Initial kit delivery and installs, covered in this contract, are scheduled for completion in late-2021 at Bell’s Amarillo Assembly Center in Amarillo, Texas. “By refining the design for maintainability in these areas, we will ultimately reduce repair time and improve readiness.” “Approximately 60 percent of maintenance man hours are spent in the nacelles,” Col. Brian Clifford, the PMA-275 CV-22 program manager, explained. Share this article The planned modifications were designed based on feedback from Air Force and Marine Corps maintainers to improve access to the nacelles. The US Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) has awarded Bell Boeing an $81 million contract to develop, design and install nacelle modification kits and install conversion area harnesses on the CV-22 Osprey, the Air Force Special Operations Command’s (AFSOC) variant of the tiltrotor aircraft. View post tag: CV-22center_img View post tag: US Navy Photo: Illustration. Image by US Navy “This contract implements the most comprehensive maintainability improvement since CV-22 fleet introduction 14 years ago; it will quickly pay readiness dividends for the fleet.” View post tag: nacelle The V-22 nacelles house the power and propulsion components of the aircraft and the conversion area includes complex wiring bundles routing from each nacelle, feeding power through various elements of the aircraft. Together, the nacelles and harnesses are crucial and complex elements, responsible for giving the V-22 its ability to fly vertically and horizontally. View post tag: Osprey “This complex effort will improve both the reliability and maintainability in one of the most critical areas on the aircraft,” Col. Matthew Kelly, V-22 Joint Program Office (PMA-275) program manager, said.last_img read more

“IS IT TRUE” JULY 20, 2018

first_imgWe hope that today’s “IS IT TRUE” will provoke honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we, as responsible citizens of this community, need to address in a rational and responsible way?IS IT TRUE that the Evansville Courier wrote a very insightful article on the status of professional sports in greater Evansville and concluded that for a number of reasons, that Evansville is stuck in the middle?…what middle sort of implied is that when it comes to sports whether college or professional is that Evansville is big enough to want to be a player but not big enough or rich enough to actually find sustainable success when it comes to big time sports?IS IT TRUE this comes on the end of a series of articles about the financial burden that the Ford Center has become in spite of some glowing consultant’s projections of prosperity and good times?…the reality is that the beautiful Ford Center is picking the taxpayer’s pockets for $9 Million per year with no end in sight?…with annual operating losses that approach $1 million the losses will continue even after the $127.5 million in bonds are paid off in 2038?…it would have been great if someone other than Andrew Smith and a few others had realized this before spending $127.5 million borrowed dollars?IS IT TRUE that the City-County Observer completed a cursory analysis of just how many professional sports teams have failed in Evansville and the number is a staggering twenty-four (24)?…the most recent team to cease operations in Evansville was the Icemen hockey team that left for the larger venue in Jacksonville?… Evansville has only had 2 professional basketball teams and both failed with the most recent team the Evansville Thunder playing in Roberts Stadium through 1986?…that is a whopping 32 years since Evansville has had a basketball team where players were paid?…the other pro basketball effort was called the Evansville Agogans and we would appreciate if any of our readers can enlighten us as to just what a Grogan is?IS IT TRUE Evansville started out with a bang in football landing an early franchise in the National Football League called the Evansville Crimson Giants?…the home team played against both the Chicago Bears and the Green Bay Packers that still compete in the NFL?…since 1922 when the Crimson Giants folded Evansville has been home to the Bearcats, Titans, Express, Blue Cats, and Vipers all of which failed to sustain themselves?…the Vipers even moved their games to the Legion Park in Morganfield, KY which has a stadium that seats a couple of hundred before waiving the white flag of defeat?IS IT TRUE as the CCO has always said, “Evansville is a baseball town at heart”?…we do still have the unaffiliated Otters, there have been fifteen (15) pro baseball teams that called Evansville home that no longer exist?… the best and most professional were the Triplets that were an AAA farm team for the Detroit Tigers?…it was nice to see next year’s major league players this year but that all ended more than 40 years ago?…the other failed baseball teams in declining order were the Outlaws, White Sox, Braves, Bees, Hubs, Pocketeers, Little Evas, Black Sox, Evas, Yankees, Strikers, River Rats, Blackbirds, and Hoosiers?IS IT TRUE it is highly doubtful that there will ever be an AAA baseball team, an NFL franchise, any NBA basketball team, or even an affiliated high-quality hockey team in the near future?…the two things that may someday change that are population growth and income growth?IS IT TRUE we would like to thank The Diamond Galleria for partnering with HeartSaver, a program of the Heart Hospital at Deaconess Gateway to provide life-saving automated external defibrillators AEDs to the Tristate First Responders?  … special thanks to The Diamond Galleria and its owners, Bert and Tyna Wheat, for hosting this special event in the store to highlight the program? … Sheriff Wedding, Police Chief Billy Boling, and Fire Chief Connelly were helping with this worthy community event along with the HeartSaver committee members and members of the Deaconess Foundation?IS IT TRUE our “Horse Racing Mole” has informed us that our readers should consider betting on Ricochet Bay to place in the 2nd race at today’s live meet at Ellis?  …he also predicts that Victory Cigar will run a big race in the 6th race at Ellis today?  …our “Horse Racing Mole” suggests that FREDSTWIRLINCANDY should do well in the 7th race?  …he also suggests that you consider betting on LEO MEISTER across the board (win-place and show) in the 8th race?  …he finally recommends that you only bet as much as you can afford to lose and enjoy the live racing card at Ellis today?IS IT TRUE that our publisher will be 75 years young at the end of this month? …he has been undergoing extensive tests on his heart  …we hope that the doctors will be able to correct his problem so he will have a better quality of life in his golden years?  …he would like to thank everyone for their prayers and support?Today’s “Readers Poll” question is: If the election was held today for the Vanderburgh County Commission District 1 seat who would you vote for?Please take time and read our articles entitled “STATEHOUSE Files, CHANNEL 44 NEWS, LAW ENFORCEMENT, READERS POLL, BIRTHDAYS, HOT JOBS” and “LOCAL SPORTS”.  You now are able to subscribe to get the CCO daily.If you would like to advertise on the CCO please contact us [email protected]: City-County Observer Comment Policy. Be kind to people. No personal attacks or harassment will not be tolerated and shall be removed from our site.We understand that sometimes people don’t always agree and discussions may become a little heated.  The use of offensive language, insults against commenters will not be tolerated and will be removed from our site.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

See It’s Only a Play’s New Stars Getting Into Character!

first_img Related Shows It’s Only a Play View Comments Martin Short, Katie Finneran and Maulik Pancholy officially joined the star-packed cast of It’s Only a Play on January 7, and by the looks of these backstage shots of the new players in costume, they’re fitting right in with their new co-stars! The trio joins original cast members Matthew Broderick, F. Murray Abraham, Stockard Channing and Micah Stock in this wacky play-within-a-play by Terrence McNally. Check out these photos of the cast with McNally, producer Tom Kirdahy and director Jack O’Brien, then see the hijinks at the Schoenfeld Theatre through January 18, and at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre from January 23 through March 29. Show Closed This production ended its run on June 7, 2015 Star Files Maulik Pancholylast_img read more

This Week’s Picks: Wayne Brady, Julia Murney & More!

first_imgHey, you, putting together your Black Friday game plan! Are you serious? That’s like planning for the zombie apocalypse. Put away your running tights, cap your highlighters and chill out. Let us help. This week, there is Wayne Brady in Kinky Boots, the return of The Illusionists and Duncan Sheik in concert. Time to pour a warm mug of this week’s picks! View Comments See Wayne Brady Get KinkyStarts November 21 at the Al Hirschfeld TheatreWe’re pretty sure Wayne Brady was announced to replace Billy Porter in Kinky Boots sometime during the Clinton administration. (What a simple time that was!) Now that it’s happening, we’re not sure what to do with ourselves. Let’s start by actually seeing the multi-talented Brady step in where Porter left off. Lola looks like a perfect fit for the personable comedian, who can carry a tune like it’s a backpack. Click for tickets! Enjoy Some Wickedly Good SingingNovember 19 to 21 at Feinstein’s/54 BelowWicked boasts some distinguished alumni, including some we’re on a first-name basis with. (Hey, Idina!) Julia Murney has to be among the all-stars. The ex-Elphaba returns to Feinstein’s/54 Below for three shows, performing a wide range of songs that display her vocal chops. We can safely say that, because you have to be good to take One Direction for a spin in front of a Broadway crowd. Click for tickets! Conjure Up a Magical Night OutBegins November 19 at the Neil Simon TheatreThe holidays are coming—wait, don’t run off! That’s not necessarily a bad thing, because it marks the return of your favorites. Like The Illusionists, who come back to Broadway with a new bag of insane stunts, memorable acts…and three new masters of deception. That should keep you occupied from thinking about being placed at the kids’ table—for the twenty-third consecutive year. Click for tickets! Celebrate an Unhappy Birthday at NightOpens November 22 at the Pershing Square Signature CenterIn off-Broadway’s Night Is a Room, a happily married couple (Bill Heck and Dagmara Dominczyk) and a lonely woman (Ann Dowd) unexpectedly encounter each other on the man’s 40th birthday, which throws everyone into disarray. Expect great acting—the three leads are all Broadway vets—and to have your emotions seared in this new Naomi Wallace drama. Performances run through December 20, so don’t dally. Click for tickets! Enjoy a Bitchin’ Evening with Duncan SheikNovember 21 at Carnegie HallIt’s easy to forget that before he was revered as one of the minds behind Spring Awakening, Duncan Sheik was known as a singer—and a good one at that. (“Barely Breathing” has aged well, guys.) How good? Well, Sheik is at Carnegie Hall, where he will perform a mix of songs from his albums and his musical works. That’s a lot of material! Good thing the concert doesn’t have an intermission. Click for tickets! last_img read more

Winning with data : Top analytics use cases for 2017

first_imgData is rising at an incredible pace, covering all aspects of a consumer’s life. In the past two years, more data has been created than in the entire previous history of the human race. (1)2017 has certainly been the year that data and analytics has redefined the financial services industry. For those financial institutions leading the way in data analytics initiatives, a survey reported that 48% of organizations are achieving measurable results from their data analytics investments – the first time the survey has found a near majority since it began in 2012. (2)As we look back on data analytics maturity in 2017, here are a few highlights of use cases shared by financial institutions that are experiencing real value—and a substantial return on investment from their analytics initiatives.Effective Marketing and Segmentation:Suncoast National Bank, based in Stuart, FL realized that it needed to find a better way to target customers and promote to them more effectively to reduce customer acquisition costs. Combining data analytics and marketing automation software, the end goal was to gain insights into their customers’ future financial needs and behavioral trends. Using customer data analytics, their marketing staff was able to run dozens of targeted marketing campaigns that, in some cases, generated returns on investment in excess of 100 percent. (3) continue reading » 11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Governor Wolf Thanks Pennsylvania’s 820,000 Veterans for Keeping America Safe, Free

first_img Press Release,  Veterans HARRISBURG, PA – Tomorrow is Veterans Day and Governor Tom Wolf wants every one of the approximately 820,000 veterans across the commonwealth to know that they are truly appreciated for keeping America safe and free.“Veterans from all eras are a big part of our history – heroes who have sacrificed greatly to preserve our freedom and secure our future,” Governor Wolf said. “Though Veterans Day is a special holiday reminding us to personally show our gratitude to veterans for their service, we should take every opportunity to honor and support these great Americans every day.“I am especially proud of the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) for how it relentlessly works to connect with and serve veterans across the commonwealth.”Led by Maj. Gen. Tony Carrelli, Pennsylvania’s adjutant general, the DMVA offers numerous programs and services and operates six veterans homes to help improve the lives of veterans and their families. Pennsylvania is home to the fourth largest veteran population in the nation.“I have the distinct privilege of traveling throughout the commonwealth to meet with veterans and their family members at our state veterans homes and at a wide variety of community events,” said Carrelli. “I have found that each veteran has a unique story to tell and the common thread is their spirit of patriotism. I can think of no more rewarding position to be in than to serve those who have served our country and to be able to personally thank them for their service.”Carrelli reminds all veterans, family members and advocates to sign up for the Veterans Registry at that launched last year to connect qualified veterans to a wide range of federal, state and county benefits. This includes disability compensation, pensions, VA health care benefits, burial benefits, education benefits, vocational rehabilitation, active service bonuses, state nursing home care, and much more.Wolf and Carrelli teamed up to record a special Veterans Day video message that can be viewed online.Wolf also issued a Veterans Day proclamation that can be viewed online.To learn more about the DMVA as well as the programs and services offered to Pennsylvania veterans, go to SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Governor Wolf Thanks Pennsylvania’s 820,000 Veterans for Keeping America Safe, Freecenter_img November 10, 2017last_img read more

Eight screen rules all parents should adopt – U.K. Expert

first_imgDaily Mail 25 May 2017Family First Comment: Some excellent common-sense advice here…Parenting expert Katharine Hill, UK director of the charity Care For The Family, is releasing a book that offers advice to mums and dads anxious to ensure their children are being smart and safe when it comes to the web.DO NOT TRY TO BAN TECHNOLOGY‘It’s not about making their world a smaller place and banning technology,’ Katherine said.‘At the end of the day even if yours doesn’t, other kids in the playground will have a device – it’s about teaching them to discern what is right and wrong.’DO NOT LET CONSTANTLY BEING ON A PHONE BECOME THE ‘DEFAULT’‘Be intentional as a parent, or a grandparent, don’t let constantly being on a smartphone or looking at a screen the default media use,’ the expert said.‘Being intentional also involves talking about media use, little and often… on the school run, in the home.’Katharine also advises setting guidelines for each of your children depending on their age around when and where they are allowed to use their devices.DO DRAW UP A ‘FAMILY MEDIA AGREEMENT’The mother-of-four says the most important thing parents can do is equip children with the ability to deal with the technology around them – and the opportunities and threats it poses – through shared ‘family values’.‘Parents have to equip young people to deal with the internet themselves through family values around technology,’ she said.‘As they get older, make a family media agreement. Just sit down and talk about what they are allowed to watch, who pays for media, talking about all this in line with your [own] family values.’DO CHARGE DEVICES DOWNSTAIRS AT NIGHTKatharine said: ‘Simple parts of the family media agreement can include things like everyone – including mum and dad – charging all devices downstairs at night.‘When our kids were young we put the computer in the family room, but with smartphones there is no equivalent to shutting the internet off… this is the closest thing.’DO HAVE PARENTAL LOCKS ON DEVICES FOR KIDSAccording to Katharine her research shows that when children are younger it is especially important to have parental controls and locks on websites and phones.‘The average age we have found for kids to come across pornography is 11,’ she reveals. ‘They are not necessarily looking for it, but they come across it. One boy typed in “Big Ben” and didn’t get a clock in Westminster.’DO GET INVOLVED IN THEIR ONLINE LIVESWith teenagers it is about staying informed, Katharine said – even to the point of following them on Instagram.She said: ‘Encourage teenagers to use technology as part of family activity. So take a family photo on a walk and post it to Instagram together.‘Doing this makes the family part of that social media life, part of that identity they are setting up on Instagram. It is important to show interest and join in.’DO GET INFORMED AND BE READY TO TALKKatharine said: ‘Don’t bury your head in the sand and just avoid difficult issues. Parents think ‘my child never look at porn’, but they will, so parents need to be informed about what is going on technologically, so our kids know they can come to us and talk about anything.‘The sexting thing is massive, it’s often a precursor to dating now – the guy asks for topless photo and then he sends one back. It’s actually illegal under 18, but parents dealing with that best is not just telling teenagers off – it’s about coming alongside and helping them.‘Help them think through the consequences of their actions – is it going to be passed on? Would you do it offline? That way they are less likely to do it again, or ever start.’DO CURB YOUR OWN SCREEN USEThe expert explained: ‘It is very important is to be a good model yourselves. Values are caught, not taught. On the playground, at school, parents are doing emails and not making eye contact, that is not ideal.‘Surveys show young people want to know about how to act around technology from their parents, though it may not seem like it. So you need to show them you know how to deal with digital technology, not just tell them what to do.’Katharine explores these themes and more – including tackling teen Internet addiction in the age of Snapchat and Instagram – in her new book Left To Their Own Devices? Confident Parenting In A World Of Screens. READ MORE: read more

Director of Continuing Education encourages trainees to deliver world class service

first_imgDirector of Continuing Education at the Dominica State College, Mr. Merril Matthew.Director of the Department of Continuing Education at the Dominica State College, Mr. Merril Matthew is encouraging trainees to deliver world class service to visitors when performing their trail guiding duties.Mr. Matthew, who was at the time addressing the graduating ceremony for forty-five participants of the Waitukubuli National Trail Project Trail Guides Training Programme, noted that for the country to benefit from its treasures, the trainees must deliver world class service.“Unless the service providers and that’s you, are trained to deliver world class service then we as a country will not benefit as we should from its treasures. And this is where the Department of Continuing Education at the Dominica State College comes in. Our mission it to stimulate empowerment through personal and professional lifelong education and training. Our partnership with the WNTP was to provide both personal and professional training and to encourage our trainees; you, to be engaged in lifelong learning,” he said.The Director also highlighted the tremendous efforts of the local experts, Ms. Avril Daniel, Mr. George Dill, Mr. Julien Carter, and Mr. Michael Eugene who facilitated the training programmes.“We used local experts because they are the people who understand the dynamics of the industry; they are the ones, whom people have spoken badly about, and they are the ones who have learned from the bad things people say about them and they have grown, and that’s why we call them home grown. We are confident that each graduate is now better prepared to deliver an excellent service to the visitor to our country.”He also underscored that excellent service is “what will bring out the best in the WNTP; it is our hospitality and service that will cause our visitors to enjoy the Waitukubuli National Trail.”As such Mr. Matthew told the graduates that they must recognize how special they are as this will assist them in ensuring that they provide excellent service to visitors.“We encourage our graduates to recognize that they are very special. “I think everybody here knows that we are SURE; Special, Unique, Rare and Exceptional – that’s who you are and you must rejoice in that,” he said.Mr. Matthew concluded that we must all cherish, care and maintain the Waitukubuli National Trail as it is ours and not that of the funding agencies or the Government of Dominica.He concluded by urging the participants to “play your part, take advantage of every opportunity to learn something new to enhance your competence as a trail guide, become a lifelong learner, and become the best in your craft.”Dominica Vibes News Share Tweet Share Sharing is caring!center_img Share EducationLocalNewsTertiary Director of Continuing Education encourages trainees to deliver world class service by: – July 29, 2011 47 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

Motorist dies in road crash

first_imgRolanda Pineda lies dead on the road after his driven motorcycle crashed against a truck in Barangay Granada, Bacolod City on Jan 20. POLICE STATION 5/BCPO The truck driver was identified as44-year-old Edgar Maribao of Barangay, Sambag, Cebu City. The 55-year-old Roland Pineda ofBarangay Mansilingan died of body injuries, police said. According to police investigation, the motorcycledriven by Pineda hit a parked 10-wheeler truck around 11:10 p.m. on Jan. 20.center_img BACOLOD CITY – A motorist figured in a roadaccident in Barangay Granada. He was detained in the lockup cell ofPolice Station 5, facing charges./PNlast_img