Harding carries Weber State in Big Sky tourney win

first_imgHolland Woods had 19 points for the Vikings (16-16). Jamie Orme added 15 points, eight rebounds and three blocks. Rashaad Goolsby had eight rebounds. Associated Press Cody John had 17 points for Weber State (18-14). Brekkott Chapman added 12 points and eight rebounds. Michal Kozak had 10 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks for Weber State. FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBOISE, Idaho (AP) — Jerrick Harding had 23 points as Weber State topped Portland State 81-71 in the Big Sky Conference Tournament quarterfinals on Thursday. March 14, 2019 /Sports News – Local Harding carries Weber State in Big Sky tourney wincenter_img Fourth-seeded Weber State will now play No. 1 seed Montana in the Big Sky semifinals Friday at 5:30 PM in Boise. Tags: Big Sky/Big Sky Tournament/Jerrick Harding/Weber State Wildcats Basketball Written bylast_img read more

Kanab Boys, Manti Girls, Win Kanab Invitational Title Saturday

first_img Written by March 20, 2021 /Sports News – Local Kanab Boys, Manti Girls, Win Kanab Invitational Title Saturday FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailKANAB, Utah-Saturday, Kanab’s boys and Manti’s girls each won titles at the Kanab Invitational at Kanab High School. The team results are listed below. Subsequently, individuals who medaled representing Mid-Utah Radio Sports Network schools will be in bold type.Boys Team Scores1. Kanab 1192. Panguitch 1033. Manti 1024. North Sevier 74.5. Beaver/Water Canyon 587. Gunnison Valley 558. Milford 179. South Sevier 1610. Valley 711. Bryce Valley 5Girls Team Scores1. Manti 1682. Kanab 1103. Milford 794. Panguitch 655. North Sevier 566. Beaver 557. Gunnison Valley 248. Bryce Valley 219. Water Canyon 1510. South Sevier 1411. Valley 6Girls Medley RelayBeaver Beavers (Savannah Chadbum, Haylee Marshall, Haylee Erickson, Kaydee Marshall, Kinley Anderson) 4:49.79Panguitch Bobcats (Brooklyn Brinkerhoff, Lexie Palmer, Debijean Henrie, Tabetha Henrie) 4:50.04Manti Templars (Keltsy Fowles, Sadie Nielson) 4:51.62Boys Medley RelayManti Templars (Josiah Carter, Austin Cox, Christian Hansen, Tyler Taukieaho) 3:57.22North Sevier Wolves (Caleb Madsen, Kamden Saling, Kelby Bosh, Keaton Hallows) 4:00.05Panguitch Bobcats (Treyson Prince, Klyn Fullmer, Carter Yardley, Porter Schoppe, Konner Henrie, Trent Walter) 4:03.20Girls 400 Meter DashHailie Wilcox-Panguitch 1:07.14Avery Smith-North Sevier 1:07.95Hannah Riggs-North Sevier 1:09.06Emrey Kabonic-Kanab 1:10.49Bradi Gates-Bryce Valley 1:10.73Tiana Jonsson-Gunnison Valley 1:10.87Nabbie Willis-Kanab 1:11.06Jade Mortensen-Manti 1:12.88Boys 400 Meter DashTravis Stewart-Kanab 53.67Hunter Carter-Beaver 55.03Luke Browning-Kanab 56.02Randen Leslie-Bryce Valley 56.16Porter Marr-South Sevier 57.12Greyson Bennett-North Sevier 57.31Kelby Bosh-North Sevier 58.64Daxton Jones-Kanab 58.91Girls 3200 Meter RunFiel Woods-Manti 12:54.90Keltsy Fowles-Manti 13:07.20Sadie Nielson-Manti 13:20.81Cami Merrill-Manti 13:45.58Sophie Christensen-Manti 14:29.38Hattie Stubbs-Manti 14:40.61Ariel Mower-Manti 15:02.98Bethany Christensen-Manti 15:31.78Boys 3200 Meter RunNathan Bowman-Kanab 10:17.80Hunter Powell-Manti 10:46.86Josaih Carter-Manti 11:04.57Trevor Taggart-Manti 11:27.89Porter Schoppe-Panguitch 11:37.49Theil Cooke-Water Canyon 11:44.65Hunter Stewart-Milford 11:53.28Spencer Overly-Gunnison Valley 11:53.34Girls 100-Meter HurdlesPaige James-Milford 18.40Brynley Wunderlich-Milford 18.43Merci Jessop-Water Canyon 18.92Jessica Shewmaker-Kanab 19.33Caroline Giddings-Kanab 19.45Peyton Stevens-Manti 19.53Alivia Bundy-Kanab 20.25NayVee Williams-Milford 20.60Boys 110-Meter HurdlesSaxton Unsworth-Kanab 17.89Kayson Douglas-Manti 18.58Tate Goble-North Sevier 18.59Tyler Cox-Panguitch 20.14Preston Thompson-Manti 21.13Kolt Bonner-Panguitch 21.22Treyson Prince-Panguitch 21.74Noah Button-Kanab 21.79Girls 4 x 100 RelayManti Templars 55.12Panguitch Bobcats (Brooklyn Brinkerhoff, Tabetha Henrie, Lexie Palmer, Debijean Henrie, Hailie Wilcox) 55.50Kanab (Kinsey Little, Nabbie Willis, London Fenus, Alivia Bundy, Madi Orton, Kate Ballard) 56.44Boys 4 x 100 RelayManti Templars (Tyler Taukieaho, Christian Hansen, Kayson Douglas, Tyson Brenchley) 47.09Gunnison Valley Bulldogs (Jet Hill, Cody Hammond, Carson Yardley, Zachary Stewart) 47.41North Sevier Wolves (Caleb Madsen, Keaton Hallows, Coy Shaw, Kamden Saling) 48.17Girls 1600 Meter RunFiel Woods-Manti 6:01.13Keltsy Fowles-Manti 6:14.90Whytney Stoddard-Milford 6:26.00Isabella Knudsen-Manti 6:28.25Cami Merrill-Manti 6:32.22Debijean Henrie-Panguitch 6:34.22Zaya Hilton-Gunnison Valley 6:39.53Maddie Osterhout-Valley 6:46.06Boys 1600 Meter RunNathan Bowman-Kanab 4:49.94Keaton Hallows-North Sevier 4:56.63Tyler Taggart-Manti 4:57.25Hunter Powell-Manti 5:11.95Jason Cardon-Beaver 5:13.57Tyson Brinkerhoff-Kanab 5:17.21Bjorn Crowther-Manti 5:19.30Kydon Davis-Milford 5:28.73Girls 300-Meter HurdlesJessica Shewmaker-Kanab 53.03Avery Smith-North Sevier 53.92Brynley Wunderlich-Milford 54.28Lexie Palmer-Panguitch 54.89Paige James-Milford 54.92Addilyn Anderson-Gunnison Valley 56.36Hailie Wilcox-Panguitch 56.65Kalie Whitlock-Gunnison Valley 56.80Boys 300-Meter HurdlesZachary Stewart-Gunnison Valley 46.14Tate Goble-North Sevier 46.63Kayson Douglas-Manti 49.17Kolt Bonner-Panguitch 50.36Jet Hill-Gunnison Valley 50.41Tyler Cox-Panguitch 50.92Jacob Johnson-North Sevier 50.93Saxton Unsworth-Kanab 51.47Girls 100-Meter DashClaira Reynolds-Manti 13.95Mikelle Church-Kanab 14.08Madysen Griffiths-Milford 14.09London Fenus-Kanab 14.20Haylee Erickson-Beaver 14.23Madi Orton-Kanab 14.25Alexa Walker-Milford 14.26Jaci Huntington-Kanab 14.58Boys 100-Meter DashHyrum Fechser-Water Canyon 11.47Tyson Brenchley-Manti 11.63Travis Stewart-Kanab 11.70Tyler Taukeiaho-Manti 12.01Luke Browning-Kanab 12.03Klyn Fullmer-Panguitch 12.09Porter Marr-South Sevier 12.12Hunter Carter-Beaver 12.25Girls 800-Meter RunTabetha Henrie-Panguitch 2:41.94Shandi Syrett-Bryce Valley 2:51.12Sophie Christensen-Manti 2:53.09Whytney Stoddard-Milford 2:57.51Bradi Gates-Bryce Valley 2:59.04Brooklyn Goble-North Sevier 3:00.36Cami Merrill-Manti 3:01.27Josie Willden-Gunnison Valley 3:05.27Boys 800-Meter RunNathan Bowman-Kanab 2:15.05Keaton Hallows-North Sevier 2:18.45Kelby Bosh-North Sevier 2:20.03Blake Vellinga-South Sevier-2:21.32Carter Yardley-Panguitch 2:21.64Jason Cardon-Beaver 2:22.10Theil Cooke-Water Canyon 2:23.24Hunter Powell-Manti 2:23.64Girls 200-Meter DashMadysen Griffiths-Milford 29.55Kaydee Marshall-Beaver 29.85Haylee Erickson-Beaver 30.02Addilyn Anderson-Gunnison Valley 30.03Debijean Henrie-Panguitch 30.41Kalie Whitlock-Gunnison Valley 30.54Jaci Huntington Kanab 31.30Alexa Walker-Milford 32.36Boys 200-Meter DashTravis Stewart-Kanab 24.00Hunter Carter-Beaver 24.77Jack Hansen-Gunnison Valley 24.91Klyn Fullmer-Panguitch 24.97Brayden Angell-Beaver 25.67Greyson Bennett-North Sevier 25.70Griffin Orton-Beaver 25.81Girls 4 x 400 RelayNorth Sevier Wolves (Hannah Riggs, Ciarra Anderson, Brooklyn Goble, Avery Smith) 4:44.69Manti Templars 4:49.60Kanab (Emrey Kabonic, Jessica Shewmaker, Cydnee Castagno, Eryn Wayne) 5:06.70Boys 4 x 400 RelayManti Templars 3:53.85 North Sevier Wolves (Greyson Bennett, Tate Goble, Kelby Bosh, Caleb Madsen) 3:57.22Gunnison Valley Bulldogs 4:14.08Boys High JumpHyrum Fechser-Water Canyon 6-01.00Jack Hansen-Gunnison Valley 5-09.00Kolt Bonner-Panguitch 5-07.00Benjamin Jeffs-Water Canyon 5-04.00Wade Christensen-Panguitch 5-02.00Boys Long JumpHyrum Fechser-Water Canyon 21-10.00Zachary Stewart-Gunnison Valley 19-02.00Tate Goble-North Sevier 18-09.50Travis Stewart-Kanab 18-07.00Jack Hansen-Gunnison Valley 18-04.00Benjamin Jeffs-Water Canyon-18-02.25Brayden Angell-Beaver 18-02.25Ben Cox-Valley 17-09.50Boys Shot PutBraeden Stein-Kanab 50-11.00Wade Christensen-Panguitch 40-00.00Tucker Chappell-Panguitch 38-03.00Kyler Bennett-Panguitch 37-03.00Taimalegai Moe-Manti 36-06.00Makenzie Jessop-Water Canyon 36-05.50Anthony Henningson-Manti 35-07.50Nat Benson-Beaver 35-03.75Boys DiscusBraeden Stein-Kanab 116-11.25Kyler Bennett-Panguitch 113-11.50Makenzie Jessop-Water Canyon 113-11.25Rhyder Ambrose-Milford 103-11Wade Christensen-Panguitch 96-06Nate Benson-Beaver 94-08.25Josh Church-Kanab 89-09.25Tucker Chappell-Panguitch 89-08.50Boys Javelin 1. Kyler Bennett-Panguitch 158-092. Hunter Carter-Beaver 147-033. Taggert Harris-Beaver 134-064. Ben Cox-Valley 131-005. Karsen Button-Kanab 125-046. Traie Buhler-Milford 121-10.507. Wade Christensen-Panguitch 120-058. Tucker Chappell-Panguitch 112-01Girls High JumpMikelle Church-Kanab 5-02.00Madi Orton-Kanab 5-01.Kaitlyn Stubbs-Water Canyon 4-06.00Emma Jorgensen-Manti 4-04.00Avery Smith-North Sevier 4-04.00Savannah Wood-Valley 4-04.00Allison Alkema-Water Canyon 4-02.00Brynlee Marshall-Beaver 4-02.00Girls Long Jump1. Mikelle Church-Kanab 14-05.502. Jaci Huntington-Kanab 14-03.003. Haylee Marshall-Beaver 13-10.504. Haylee Erickson-Beaver 13-09.505. Kaylee Gowans-Manti 13-06.006. London Fenus-Kanab 13-05.507. Madi Orton-Kanab 13-03.508. Tabetha Henrie-Panguitch 13-03.00Girls Shot Put.Kaydee Marshall-Beaver 32-00.0oSanilaiti Taukieaho-Manti 31-01.00Ali Mason-North Sevier 31-01.00Jasmin Murillo-Manti 31-00.00Abby Bateman-Kanab 30-05.00Breana Barson-Manti 30-00.50Madysen Griffiths-Milford 29-05.75NayVee Williams-Milford 28-07.75Girls DiscusBreana Barson-Manti 103-07Morgan Blackburn-South Sevier 99-03Jasmin Murillo-Manti 91-11.50Sanilaiti Taukieaho-Manti 84-04Annie Bateman-Kanab 83-09.50Kaelynn Cox-Panguitch 81-06.50Kaydee Marshall-Beaver 79-07.75Alli Mason-North Sevier 72-01.75Girls JavelinKaelynn Cox-Panguitch 103-08JaLeana Tsosie-Milford 94-07.50Breana Barson-Manti 92-07Alaina Barney-North Sevier 87-02Morgan Blackburn-South Sevier 84-06Brynlee Marshall-Beaver 82-01Brittyn Heaton-Valley 81-00Brooklyn Brinkerhoff-Panguitch 78-01center_img Brad Jameslast_img read more

Rentrification hotspots: 12 cities outperform national rental growth

first_imgHarry Stirling, Tom Woollard and Jack Widnell of Bunk (Image: Bristol Live)A new lettings platform, Bunk, has researched the impact of gentrification on rental prices, and how rental growth in cities with extensive regeneration compares to the national average.Looking at 12 cities in England with some of the largest levels of regeneration, Bunk found that the average rental price has increased by 21% in the last five years, compared to just 16% across England as a whole.Many view the gentrification as a negative – it can drive up house prices and displace the local community. However, it presents an opportunity for landlords who have seen the financial returns on buy-to-let investment come under attack from increased stamp duty, less favourable tax incentives and the recent tenant fee ban.HotspotsThe biggest boost has been in Manchester, as the relocation of the BBC and the regeneration of Salford Quays lifted rental costs by 38% in the last five years. Cambridge ranks second with rental prices up 31% since 2014.Newcastle rents increased 31% closely followed by Bristol at 29%, with the city earmarked as a gentrification hotspot with wages up and a large amount of cultural investment.Other uplifts are in Portsmouth (19%), Liverpool (17%), Brighton and Oxford (16%) where rental costs have all performed at or above the national average.While Reading (15%), Sheffield (15) and Birmingham (15%) all sit just below the national average, further investment suggests rents will continue to increase at a healthy level.At 13%, London has seen the lowest level of rental growth despite remaining one of the most unaffordable areas of the nation. Sadiq Khan’s proposed rental caps will do little to encourage investment from buy-to-let landlords and could see the capital remain at the bottom of the pile, regeneration or not.Silver liningsCo-founder of Bunk, Tom Woollard said, “Regardless of your opinion on gentrification, one thing is clear. These transformations are positive in terms of the level and quality of housing stock being provided and there is certainly an appetite for these developments and for housing in areas to have seen drastic improvements.“The silver lining for the nation’s landlords is that this maintained demand pushes up prices and these areas provide a very good return on investment in a landscape that is currently rather tough.“For those looking to invest, the best option is to get in early to an area that has been earmarked for regeneration but is still affordable at present, and you should see a healthy return despite the changes to the sector of late.”https://rentbunk.com/Tom Woollard Jack Widnell Bunk Rentification rental prices Sheila Manchester July 24, 2019The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Housing Market » Rentrification hotspots: 12 cities outperform national rental growth previous nextHousing MarketRentrification hotspots: 12 cities outperform national rental growthA new lettings platform, Bunk, has researched the impact of gentrification on rental prices, and highlights the opportunity for landlords.Sheila Manchester24th July 20190644 Viewslast_img read more


first_imgPRESIDENTS’ DAY: UNTOLD STORIES ABOUNDTyrades! by Danny TyreeSince Presidents’ Day is fast approaching, it is appropriate that three of the books I’m currently juggling on my Kindle Fire are “Lady Bird and Lyndon,” “The General Vs. The President” (MacArthur and Truman) and “The Wars of the Roosevelts.”To my surprise, the upcoming holiday really is still Washington’s Birthday. Although we’ve been brainwashed into calling it Presidents’ Day for decades, the change was never made official. Similarly, the Tomb of the Unknowns is still technically Sure As Tarnation Looks Like Hiram To Me.Thanks to Smithsonian.com and other websites, I’ve been able to assemble some fascinating presidential trivia for you. Thanks to my anonymous sources, I’ve also been able to ENHANCE that trivia.For instance, you probably knew that four presidents (Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Jimmy Carter and Barack Obama) received the Nobel Peace Prize. There were actually SEVEN, but the mainstream media decided not to let the other three know, distracting them with comically large checks from Publishers Clearinghouse.Eight presidents were born British subjects. This explains why early drafts of the Declaration of Independence contained the line “We hold these truths to be a jolly good show, eh, wot?”Presidents have had wildly different relationships with the telephone. Calvin Coolidge refused to use the device while in office, but William McKinley was the first to campaign by telephone and Grover Cleveland personally answered the phone at the White House. (“Is my ice box running? Do I have Prince Albert in a can? What I’ve got is Secret Service agents who are going to track you down, you impudent whippersnapper!”)Millard Fillmore and his wife installed the first library, bathtub and kitchen stove in the White House; but Fillmore is treated as a joke nowadays. (“Who do you have to get assassinated by to get some respect around here?”)Andrew Jackson was the first president to ride a railroad train. I understand that Old Hickory exulted, “I recommend it for anyone, except, um, for Native Americans, who would do much better WALKING great distances. Quit looking at me like that!”Ulysses S. Grant was the first president to run against a woman candidate (Virginia Woodhull of the Equal Rights Party). Grant’s proclamation of “War is hell” was speedily met with “Wearing a corset ain’t no Sunday picnic, either, Chuckles.”Harry S Truman was president at the time of whatever happened at Roswell. Historians are still trying to figure out what he meant when he blurted out, “If you can’t stand the heat, stay out of the quantum-fusion regenerator.”The tradition of playing “Hail To The Chief” whenever a president appeared at a state function was started by John Tyler’s second wife. (Maybe there wouldn’t have BEEN a second wife if the first hadn’t insisted that “Send In The Clowns” be played at state functions.)William Taft owned the last presidential cow. This explains why there wasn’t talk of another “shovel-ready project” for another century.Rutherford B. Hayes banished liquor and wine from the White House. But it took First Lady “Lemonade Lucy” Hayes to stop his cabinet’s plan of making “One Toke Over The Line” the national anthem.I trust you’ll use February 20 to honor ALL our chief executives.Unlike at Disney’s Hall of Presidents, where if Warren G. Harding or James Monroe goes on the fritz, the official protocol is “Let It Go, Let It Go.”FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

2017 Inaugural Address Eric Holcomb Governor of Indiana

first_imgOne who’s been on my mind lately was a young pastor who became this city’s longest-serving mayor, transforming what was derided as IndiaNOplace into IndiaSHOWplace—revitalizing our Capitol city and turning Indianapolis into a sports capital.Such was Bill Hudnut’s vision and passion that he not only lured the Colts to Indianapolis but built a stadium before landing the team!What all of these pioneers have in common are the same traits that have been part of our DNA for 200 years: self-reliance, grit, a can-do attitude, a sense of fairness, and a spirit of generosity.Now, I know that sharing our strengths doesn’t always come naturally to us Hoosiers because of another trait we share: humility.Ironically, Hollywood does it for us.Think of Rudy or Breaking Away. One that’s less well known is Madison and, of course, there’sHoosiers.They’re all stories of perseverance, of David not just taking on but slaying Goliath, of the underdog punching above its weight class through hard work, utilizing their strengths, playing by the rules, getting the basics right.That’s become our story—the Indiana story—and what Indiana has globally grown to be known for.Today we see the results:Our state’s finances are sound.We’re one of only 12 states with a triple-A bond rating.And, we’re keeping nearly 2 billion dollars in reserves in a rainy day fund, all the whilemaintaining a low cost of living and housing.Our unemployment rate is lower than the national average, and—as I mentioned at theoutset—there are more Hoosiers working today than at any other time.These numbers tell a compelling story:We’ve become national leaders in business growth, and we’ve been landing jobs and business relocations that—10 or 12 years ago—were going to Austin or Boston or the Silicon Valley— practically anywhere but here.That’s no longer the case.Today, Indiana has three times the high-tech job growth as the nation as a whole.Warsaw is the Silicon Valley of orthopedics, generating one-third of that industry’s worldwide business. Because I have the great fortune of being the first governor sworn into Indiana’s third century.So it’s an entirely appropriate time to take stock of our past and look ahead to our future.Our forbearers were pioneers.They ventured into an uncertain, untamed wilderness where everything was at risk: their families, their futures, their very survival.As daunting as the challenges were, they didn’t shrink from them. They faced them head on.They built homes and communities, planted fields, constructed canals and roads to connect themselves to one another and to the new country, and established laws to govern themselves to spark the opportunity for prosperity for all.We tend to think of pioneers as people who “settle” a new territory.But pioneers are also people who come up with new ideas or better ways of doing things.They’re trailblazers, inventors, innovators, visionaries.Our forbearers were these kinds of pioneers, as well—with eyes always fixed on the future, wielding not only axes and ploughs but also ingenuity and a passion to improve.Our very Constitution that our Hoosier Framers wrote in 1816 – the first year of statehood – is full of optimism, ambition, and generosity.Among other things, it called for universal education and no slavery – far reaching ideas for the time.And over the past two centuries, Hoosier pioneers blazed trails that have made a titanic difference to the people of Indiana and to the world.We all know the story of…Civil War veteran Col. Eli Lilly helping to pioneer modern medicineMadam C.J. Walker paving the way for women in businessOr Gus Grissom, who made the heavens our new horizons and primed Americans to firstland on the moonAnd I’ve also met Hoosier modern day pioneers everywhere I’ve traveled throughout our state. And our great state is among the nation’s leaders in life-science exports.In fact, of the 50 industries the Brookings Institute says will drive growth in the 21st century, Indiana is a player in 45 of them.They’re coming to Indiana now, because our costs of living and doing business are low and the quality of our workforce is high.In fact, our employers can recruit and groom future employees right out of our world-class universities and colleges.We’re not just competing any more; we’re winning!But, as any champion will tell you, winning one year does not guarantee repeating the next.Despite our standing, despite our ongoing momentum, we can’t afford to get complacent or take our eyes off the ball.Too many Hoosiers and their families feel they’ve been left out or are in danger of being left behind.Too many are not participating in today’s economy or getting a quality education—or are struggling with the strangling grip of drugs.Too many Hoosier grads explore opportunities outside our state line.And too many Hoosier businesses are having trouble finding the skilled workers they need to grow.While Indiana remains an agricultural powerhouse, our average farmer is 58.While we’re Number 1 in the nation in manufacturing, the competition is fierce—not only from 49 states but from countries around the globe.Moreover, in the next 10 years, we’ll need to find one million new skilled workers to replace the 700,000 baby boomers who will retire—plus the 300,000 new jobs we will need to create.Rather than ease up, we must hammer down and maintain that pioneer spirit.This is where I will focus every day…on ways to take our state to the next level: To make Indiana a place where people thrive. Where they can get a good, fulfilling, well-paid job and a world-class education. Where our kids are well-taken care of. Where we have growing opportunities and the freedom to take advantage of them.And even as we invest to make our state stronger, we will apply our proven and proud Hoosier drive and common sense to ensure we deliver good government at great taxpayer value. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharecenter_img “Pioneers Still”2017 Inaugural Address Eric Holcomb Governor of IndianaMadam Chief Justice, Governors Bayh, Daniels, Pence, Lt. Governor Skillman, Speaker Bosma, Senator Long, fellow citizens:I am honored to accept the privilege and duty to serve you and the state we all love.At the outset, I want to recognize three people without whom I wouldn’t be here today, beginning with my wife, Janet.All that I have accomplished has only been possible because of your love, your support, your wit and wisdom and, most importantly, your partnership.I love you, and I look forward to sharing this next new adventure with you every step of the way. There are certain fields in life where the best harbinger of success is to follow great predecessors. By that measure, I’m one of most fortunate men ever to hold this office.Twelve years ago, I sat side-by-side as Mitch Daniels became governor and—through his focus, vision and fearless leadership—Hoosiers came to not only accept change, but to expect it. The results of those early reforms fueled our current greatness.Mike Pence took that momentum and kept it going with more Hoosiers employed in the private sector today than at any time in our history.Our state’s loss is our country’s gain; it says a lot about Indiana leadership that Mike is the sixth Hoosier to go on to serve as Vice President of our great Nation.You are two tough acts to follow.The best way I know how to show my appreciation for the faith you both placed in me is to uphold the same courage, conviction and commitment you each showed in your own ways every day in this office.Thank you both!Ladies and Gentlemen, today marks the 51st time in our rich history that a new administration has taken this solemn oath, and for me it is an exciting opportunity. In the weeks and months ahead, men and women from all across our state will answer the call of service to make sure we hit these targets.Two hundred years ago, our pioneer forbearers came to this territory with little but their aspirations, determination, and—yes—their faith.Over the intervening years, they endured epidemics and depressions, a Civil War, and even two World Wars.Like the contentious debates and sharp divisions found in our political arena today, they didn’t always agree on which direction or which steps to take.Yet they worked to forge a consensus and continually adapted by keeping their focus on ways to make life better for their families and their neighbors.They transformed the economy to meet the changing world—evolving from agriculture to manufacturing to today include aerospace, life sciences, and advanced manufacturing based on high-tech automation—even artificial intelligence.In 1821, just five years after we became our own state, a speaker at a Fourth of July celebration down in Martin County said, “The purest patriotism is to convert the gloomy woods into fields waving with luxuriant harvests.”Hoosiers have been practicing that kind of patriotism for 200 years. And, now we’re called to do it again.Our harvests today might include driverless cars and pilotless barges, or stronger, more flexible metals, or breakthroughs for Alzheimer’s disease.They include healthier citizens, students equipped for 21st century jobs, and stronger, more vibrant communities.Whatever our harvests are, we Hoosiers will jump to work together, ploughing and sowing and nourishing—and making sure they too are luxuriant.I thank everyone who is here today and all those listening from afar on your mobile device for your love of Indiana and the charge you’ve given me.Together, we are the pioneers who will take our state to the next level. And I’m chomping at the bit to start!last_img read more


first_img× SCIENCE FAIR — This week Robinson held its annual Science Fair coordinated by Mrs. Niland. Students from grades 5 – 8 construct a project that tests a uniquely developed hypothesis. The students use a scientific method and procedure to test their hypotheses and determine whether they were true. Pictured are 7th and 8th grade students presenting their experiments.last_img

Thursday Beach Update: Project Bearing Down on 59th Street Jetty

first_imgThe leading edge of the south end beach replenishment project area is now just shy of the 59th Street jetty.Check OCNJ Daily for updates and photos of the Ocean City beach replenishment project for 2015 in the south end between 37th and 59th Streets.DATE: Thursday, Sept. 10A new line of dunes runs between 57th and 59th streets.PROGRESS: As of Thursday at 6 p.m., sand-pumping operations are approaching the jetty at 59th Street. The last remnants of the 59th Street Pier were removed earlier this summer, and it appears the rebuilt beach will bury the jetty. The beach entrances at 57th Street and 58th streets are closed. The beach is open in the area between 59th Street and Corson’s Inlet State Park, and that beach is guarded by the Ocean City Beach Patrol. Excavators are shaping the front edge of the dunes essentially to double their width in the area between 57th and 59th Streets.Beaches between 37th Street and 56th Street are now complete.WHAT’S NEXT: Work will continue in the area between 58th Street and 59th Street in the final phase of the project. Ocean City Business Administrator Jim Mallon reported to City Council on Thursday that sand-pumping operations are expected to be complete by Sept. 21. The contractor will take another five to seven days to remove pipeline and clean up. Dune crossover work is currently taking place between 55th Street and 57th Street. The planting of dune grass is scheduled for November.READ MORE: Ocean City NJ Beach Replenishment 2015 Daily UpdateFOR DAILY UPDATES by E-MAIL: Sign up for freelast_img read more

Lesley Manville on Getting Better With Age & Bringing Ibsen’s Ghosts to Life in London

first_imgLesley Manville has had an astonishing few years of late, moving from Ibsen at the National (Pillars of the Community opposite Damian Lewis) to John Guare at the Old Vic (Six Degrees of Separation, playing Stockard Channing’s original role) and now back to Ibsen with his classic drama, Ghosts in Richard Eyre’s intense production at the Trafalgar. Equally well known from her work in film, most notably with the writer-director Mike Leigh, the warmly engaging actress chatted with Broadway.com about keeping the classics alive, not going Hollywood and her fervent wish to bring this most recent project to New York. There is talk of Ghosts coming to New York. Would you be keen for that to happen? No question about it, I would love to. I am not yet ready to walk away from this play. You do seem to get an awful lot of roles where you are the mother to a dying child. Oh God, I know! When I was doing [Mike Leigh’s play] Grief at the National Theatre, my onstage daughter was played by the real-life daughter of my best friend, Janine Duvitski, whom I watched being born, so it was very strange having her die there with me at each performance. But these have all been magnificent, complex roles so I can hardly complain. Isn’t it amazing how how modern the play feels, even though it is being performed in period and was written in Scandinavia in 1881? Yes, what Richard has done so subtly is help the audience to absolutely register that the play is talking about them even though, as you say, we have period sets and costumes and everything. There are nights when I say as Mrs. Alving that my whole married life has been a vile sham, and I can sense a gasp from the house and I know that some poor person is experiencing or has experienced a version of what I just said. All throughout, you can hear the audience tingling at certain lines that in Richard’s adaptation bring the material home. You came to New York with Caryl Churchill’s now-classic play Top Girls some 30 years ago, and were married for a while to Gary Oldman, who became a major Hollywood star. Did you ever feel the need to base yourself in the States or make a bid for that kind of stardom? Not really, but don’t forget that when I was in my 20s, nobody really did that. I know it kind of happened to Gary, but that was sort of an exception and that came about because he’d made Sid and Nancy and Prick Up Your Ears. Then he suddenly he got offered this film [in 1989] called Chattahoochee, which led to work in the States. It was very unusual at that time. Certainly actors in my circle didn’t have American agents and weren’t auditioning for pilot seasons—it just didn’t happen. I’m sort of glad it didn’t, really, because honestly I do think that the true test of a decent actress is how good they can be on stage. How would you describe Mrs. Alving’s dilemma in the play? She has lived a lie her entire life—and kept the reality of her brutal marriage to her late husband quiet. She’s kept it a secret from her son, Oswald, who is on his way back to be with her from Paris, and even from the man she really loves who was the Pastor. The play can be said to take place at the point at which Mrs. Alving finds the courage to expose all of this because she has achieved a kind of liberation—until it then all takes a really bad turn. Your career flies in the face of the often-cited assertion that parts for women dry up as they get older whereas yours seem only to get better. I know, and I feel a bit guilty about that, but I think it is true that it gets harder. At the same time, I think there’s been a quiet change happening—a growing realization that there is an audience that wants to watch plays and television and films that deal with older women. So I do appreciate that the situation is difficult once you get to a certain age, but that I equally seem to be defying that!center_img Have you been getting audience members who think are coming to the now-closed London and Broadway musical Ghost? [Laughs.] I don’t think so, but you never know! You’ve had an amazing few years, but your performance as Mrs. Alving in Ghosts seems special even by those high standards. That’s very kind of you to say, and, you know, I do think Mrs. Alving feels like a kind of pinnacle—the culmination of a good few years of work that I’ve done in the theater and on film as well. It feels like the top of the mountain both in terms of the role and the play itself. View Comments Commercial productions of Ibsen are pretty rare, especially ones that are selling out as yours is. That’s very true, and I really do think we’ve broken a mold with this production, which in itself wouldn’t have been possible without doing it first at the Almeida, where the producer Sonia Friedman came to see us and now here we are. What Richard [Eyre, the play’s director and adaptor] has done is draw together a really good bunch of actors who were able to create the piece absolutely organically from the script that he had written and because of the talent in the rehearsal room, it just came very naturally to life. Is part of your career resurgence due to the fact that your son with Gary is now grown? Christ, yes! I was a single mother so there was a lot of stuff that I couldn’t do that—now that Alfie is 25—I obviously can do, so there’s a certain liberation to that. I remember particularly being asked to play Kate in The Taming of the Shrew for the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford followed by a 17-week tour, and I couldn’t do it; I had a six-year-old son.last_img read more

Navy Launches Architectural Bid to Rebuild Antarctic Station

first_img The selection process will be open to the participation of Brazilian professionals in the field, as well as foreigners linked to national offices. The option for an international tender, according to the Navy, intends to “promote the exchange of knowledge between architects from many countries and stimulate a new technological innovation.” The exercise, which started last October, also has the objective of assisting scientific research. In a one-year period, the Navy will support 21 projects selected by the MCTI and by the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development. The proposal is supported by the Brazilian Antarctic Program’s Congressional Support Front (Proantar) and it involves the Ministry of Defense, the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MCTI), and the Ministry of the Environment. According to the Navy, the costs for the reconstruction will be approximately 50 million dollars. The construction is scheduled to begin in the next Antarctic summer, in November of this year, and concluded between 2014 and 2015. The new base will have 3,000 square meters of construction – 15% more than the previous station. The Comandante Ferraz Antarctic Station, struck by a fire in early 2012, will be rebuilt through a public architectural project. The proposal, announced by the Brazilian Navy on January 22, will select the best bid for the new facilities of the scientific and military base in Antarctica. This Naval Force initiative is a partnership with the Architecture Institute of Brazil. The technical requisites for the proposal documents will become available online at http://www.concursoestacaoantartica.iab.org.br, starting on January 28. One of the requirements was already announced, which is to form a multidisciplinary team to be coordinated by the winning architect. center_img The Comandante Ferraz Antarctic Station was created on February 6, 1984. Due to the fire that destroyed 70% of the base facilities, the Navy has been working to remove the debris from the cold continent through Operation Antarctica XXXI (OPERANTAR XXXI). The operation relies on three vessels from the Brazilian Naval Force. By Dialogo January 28, 2013 This month, Proantar turns 31. Throughout this period, the program trained hundreds of scientists and developed a large collection of studies in different fields, such as oceanography, biology, maritime biology, glaciology, geology, meteorology, and architecture. last_img read more

LI Reps Split On EPA’s Efforts To Curb Carbon Emissions & Combat Climate Change

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York While the nations of the world heard President Obama take the pledge in Paris this week that the United States would do more to combat climate change, the House of Representatives passed two measures apparently aimed at undercutting him.Here on Long Island, which is especially vulnerable to rising sea levels from global warming, the votes are split along party lines on these resolutions, which would weaken the Environmental Protection Agency’s efforts to reduce carbon emissions from existing and future coal-fired power plants.Freshman Republican Congressman Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley) says he supported the two joint resolutions—already approved by the Republican-controlled Senate—because the EPA’s so-called “Clean Power Rule” could significantly raise electricity bills on Long Island.“Some forecasts see potential costs as high as $366 billion to $479 billion over the period 2017-2031,” he told the Press in an email. “While I support clean and renewable energy on Long Island, I am opposed to unfunded EPA mandates that ignore the role of Congress and the Constitution. Any deal negotiated in Paris must be presented to the Senate in the manner proscribed by the U.S. Constitution. The President has no authorization from Congress to commit any U.S. taxpayer money to other nations or to agree to any unconstitutional regulations that would infringe on our nation’s sovereignty.”As a longtime elected official from eastern Suffolk, Zeldin says he’s always been a staunch supporter of clean energy and protecting Long Island’s environment. But he found fault with the Obama administration on this important issue.“While protecting the environment is one of my priorities, hearing our president compare the threat of climate change to that of ISIS, or hearing Secretary of State John Kerry call climate change ‘the world’s most fearsome weapon of mass destruction,’ shows how completely out of touch this administration is on foreign policy, especially in light of the recent terror attacks in Paris.”Also serving her first term in Congress, Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-Garden City) vehemently disagreed. She saw the resolutions as the latest attempts to prevent the EPA from doing its job, as well as undermining President Obama as he pursues an international climate treaty in Paris. And, just as clearly, she agreed with the Secretary of State’s assessment of the issue.“Climate change is not only a threat to the environment and public health–it’s a threat to our national security,” said Rice in an email. “It’s a threat to our energy grid and to our troops on the ground all over the world who are forced to spend massive amounts of time transporting, retrieving, storing and protecting fossil fuels. While politicians and special interests debate whether or not climate change is real, our military leaders are taking action and leading the effort to diversify our energy grid, develop alternative energy sources, and reduce fossil fuel dependency.”An aerial view of the City of Long Beach after Superstorm Sandy. (Kevin Kane/Long Island Press)She outlined the perils of doing nothing to reduce heat-trapping carbon in the atmosphere, one of the leading causes of global warming, because “those of us on Long Island have a tremendous amount to lose as sea levels will continue to rise and extreme weather events like Superstorm Sandy will become more frequent and more intense.”Rice stressed the importance of investing in renewable energy sources such as wind and solar power to create good jobs and economic opportunities here. “We have to capitalize on our potential to be a leader in the transition to a cleaner, greener economy,” she said.Rice’s assessment that climate change is a national security issue echoes a 2014 report published by a military advisory board consisting of retired generals and other military officials, including former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta. “During our decades of experience in the U.S. military, we have addressed many national security challenges, from containment and deterrence of the Soviet nuclear threat during the Cold War to political extremism and transnational terrorism in recent years,” the panel wrote in the report titled “National Security and the Accelerating Risks of Climate Change.” “The national security risks of projected climate change are as serious as any challenges we have faced.”Long Island’s longest-serving congressman, Rep. Peter King (R-Seaford), never responded to explain his votes or his views on climate change, despite repeated attempts to reach him, as of press time. Long Island’s senior Democratic Congressman, Rep. Steve Israel (D-Dix Hills) agreed with his party’s colleague from Nassau.“We have a moral responsibility to take action to protect families and communities from the negative impacts of climate damage,” said Rep. Israel in an email. “These dangerous Republican resolutions prevent our country from taking practical steps to curb carbon pollution and keep the air we breathe clean. We all know the effects that dirtier air and water will have on future generations and coastal communities like Long Island.”Adding urgency to the climate change debate is the potential devastation to our region, considering that a large section of New York City and the South Shore of Long Island lies less than 10 feet above sea level now, and that puts hundreds of thousands of people at risk during major storm events, whether from excessive rainfall or hurricanes. Based on some current projections, the average sea level could rise 8 inches by 2020 and by almost two feet by 2050.Environmentalists railed against the House votes, calling “these attempted giveaways for industry…extreme legislation that no New York member of Congress can justify supporting” because it would block climate action and clean air protections, according to Peter Iwanowicz, executive director of watchdog group Environmental Advocates of New York.By supporting the bills, Iwanowicz said in an email, Reps. Zeldin and King “are placing the interests of western polluters over our public health here at home.”While world leaders are convening in Paris “to plan global climate action,” Iwanowicz added, the goal of the House of Representatives is “to thwart progress.”“Climate change has taken an enormous human and economic toll that is only expected to get worse in the years ahead,” he said. “New York is already ahead of schedule on meeting standards required under the Clean Power Plan thanks to the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). There is no justification for any New York member of Congress to support this effort.”last_img read more