Written by UVU is one of 16 teams in the tournament and will host Cal-State Northridge on Tuesday to start things off. Utah Valley finished the season at 24-and-9. March 18, 2019 /Sports News – Local Utah Valley Set For CBI Tournament Tags: College Basketball Invitational/UVU Wolverines Basketball FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail (Orem, UT) — The Utah Valley Wolverines will compete in the College Basketball Invitational postseason tournament after missing out on the NCAA Tournament and NIT. Robert Lovell
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Camcopter S-100 UAV delivered 3D-printed part to the offshore installation. (Credit: Equinor ASA) Norwegian oil and gas firm Equinor has completed what it claims to be the world’s first drone operation to Troll A offshore platform in the North Sea.The company used Camcopter S-100 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), manufactured by Austrian company Schiebel, to ship a “3D-printed part” for the lifeboat system from the Mongstad base to the offshore installation.Schiebel along with Nordic Unmanned demonstrated the full-scale offshore UAV delivery.The Austrian firm noted that the flight represents the world’s first in terms of full-scale offshore UAV delivery to operational oil and gas installation from shore.Schiebel Group chairman Hans Georg Schiebel said: “This was the perfect trial to show off the exceptional maritime capabilities of the S-100 for the oil and gas industry.”Airborne drones also designed to conduct technical inspectionsThe airborne drones are designed to conduct logistics operations as well as for technical inspections and observations of offshore installations. They are also used for inspections and observations of onshore facilities.Equinor logistics solutions head Alena Korbovà Pedersen said: “Over the longer term, we expect to see new infrastructure for logistics and support operations, which can reinforce what we already have within vessels and helicopters.“If we are to develop the logistics solutions of the future on the Norwegian shelf, where drones could play an important role, we must cooperate across all of the industry’s players; operating companies, suppliers, the authorities and the trade union and safety interests.”Equinor Norway development and production executive vice-president Arne Sigve Nylund said that the drones play a major role in shaping new energy solutions on the Norwegian shelf. Schiebel-built Camcopter S-100 UAV was used to deliver 3D-printed part for the lifeboat system to the Troll A offshore installation
An Oxford Professor accused of donating money to Hamas is making his first visit to America since his visa was revoked.On the 8th of April, Professor Tariq Ramadan will speak at the Cooper Union in New York City, on the subject of “Secularism, Islam and Democracy: Muslims in Europe and the West”. This will be his first visit to America since 2004 when he was barred from visiting the country under the Patriot Act.Professor Ramadan was accused of donating $1,300 to a charity that funnelled money to Hamas, which is viewed as a terrorist organisation in the United States. At the time he was working at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana.Following this accusation, Ramadan’s American visa was revoked by the Department of Homeland Security. He subsequently resigned from his post at Notre Dame.The Professor maintained that he did not realise where or to whom the money was going and sued for the reinstatement of his visa. In July 2009, a Federal Appeals Court reversed the ruling against him. In January 2010, the restriction against Ramadan was lifted, so that he could reapply for a visa.Professor Ramadan is currently the Professor of Contemporary Islamic Studies at the Oriental Institute at St Antony’s College, Oxford. He was employed by one of Oxford’s academic departments in 2005, one year after being was barred from the United States.The University Press Office declined to comment on the issue, stating “It is a matter for Professor Ramadan.”
Godfrey Bloom shocked attendees of Thursday’s Union debate by asking a disable student “Are you Richard III?”Bloom, who had to resign his party whip from UKIP in 2013 due to a string of controversies, made the comment to David Browne, a Merton student speaking against the motion.The MEP has previously caused controversy by calling a roomful of women “sluts” and claiming that British aid is sent to “Bongo-Bongo land”.When questioned by Michael Crick, whom Bloom hit over the head with a brochure during last year’s UKIP conference, Bloom said the comments were taken in good heart by the student, “We enjoyed a good drink and a laugh until one o’clock in the morning on the strength of it.” David Browne, who called Godfrey Bloom out on the insult during the debate, did not appear to share this view. Speaking to Channel 4, the second year law student said “I didn’t think it was a very nice thing to say. I wasn’t happy with the remark.” Although he did have a drink with the MEP after the debate, Browne said “We didn’t bring it up again. He’s a very interesting man to talk to”.Union President, Polina Ivanova, was unable to be contacted for comment at the time of publication.
A north of England bakery student has created an award-winning sandwich that could land her a job at Délifrance UK.Eighteen year-old Zoe Barnes from Leeds City College impressed judges at a regional round of the Délifrance Sandwich World Cup competition’s heat at the College’s Thomas Danby Campus this week, serving up a Cyprus-inspired hummus and roast vegetable filling.She competed alongside five other students from the College’s Level 2 Bakery course being judged on creativeness, taste and cost-effectiveness.David Mizon, general secretary of the Alliance for Bakery Students and Trainees (ABST) and one of the competition’s judges, said: “The calibre of entries from all five UK catering and bakery colleges has been inspiring. Entrants from across the country have displayed a real depth of talent in culinary creativity around the humble sandwich. “With creations such as Zoe’s Cyprus-inspires hummus and roast vegetable sandwich going up against a brie, prosciutto and pear sandwich from Wales, it’s clearly going to be an exciting national final.”Barnes will go up against other regional finalists from Wales, London, Surrey and Liverpool for the title of the UK’s best sandwich maker at a national final, with the chance to win an internship with Délifrance UK. The national winner will represent the UK in the international final to be held in Paris next February.Ian Dobbie, Délifrance UK managing director, said: “Huge congratulations to Zoe – she’s done the region proud in demonstrating what a wealth of talent can be found from one college alone.”The Délifrance Sandwich World Cup is a bi-annual competition which challenges bakers and cooks to transform the humble sandwich into a gastronomical delight. Past judges have included celebrity chefs Brian Turner and Ed Baines.
The Government Actuary’s Department (GAD) is marking its centenary in 2019. The department was formed under the Treasury in 1919 following a report (‘the Haldane Report’) from the Ministry of Reconstruction.New departmentThe Haldane Report, published by the old Machinery of Government Committee, recommended a major reorganisation of government. As part of this, Haldane recognised the need for a single department of government actuaries. It drew on the fact that during the war, the government had received actuarial advice on war pensions and shipping.In recommending the creation of a Government Actuary’s Department, the Haldane Report stated: “Work of this character may best be performed at a common centre (which) concentrates in itself an amount of knowledge, beyond the grasp of actuaries exclusively employed in a single Department.”Marking GAD100Throughout 2019, GAD’s actuaries, analysts and support staff will be celebrating ‘GAD100’. We will mark our successes, highlight our role in government and reinforce our contributions to the wider actuarial profession.Reflecting on the GAD100 programme, the Government Actuary Martin Clarke said: “This is a fantastic milestone for us as a department and I feel privileged to be the ninth Government Actuary since GAD’s creation.“We’ll be looking at how our skills and services have developed over the past 100 years. When GAD was created the focus was primarily on analysis related to the state pension. Now, our services support government decision-making in much wider areas including actuarial advice on insurance and health related matters, as well as financial and demographic modelling.“GAD100 is the ideal opportunity to celebrate the central role we play in using our skill to help our clients deliver their policies.”
Viola Davis, the popular actress, producer, director, activist, businesswoman, and philanthropist, has been named the 2017 Artist of the Year. She will be awarded the Harvard Foundation’s arts medal at a ceremony on March 4 during the 32nd annual Cultural Rhythms Festival in Memorial Hall’s Sanders Theatre.“The students and faculty of the Harvard Foundation are delighted to present the acclaimed television and film artist Viola Davis with the 2017 Artist of the Year award,” said S. Allen Counter, director of the Harvard Foundation. “Our student committee praised her outstanding contributions to American and international film and theater. She recently received the Critics’ Choice, Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild, and British Academy of Films and Television Arts awards, as well as an Academy Award nomination for her portrayal of Rose Maxson in the film adaptation of August Wilson’s play ‘Fences.’”Davis co-starred in the play’s 2010 Broadway revival opposite Denzel Washington, who also joined her in the film adaptation. Her performance earned her a Tony Award, as well as the Drama Critic’s Circle Award, Outer Critic’s Circle Award, and Drama Desk Award.On television, Davis currently stars on “How to Get Away with Murder,” for which she received the 2014 and 2015 Screen Actors Guild Award for outstanding performance by a female actor in a drama series. In 2015, she also won an Emmy in the same category, becoming the first African-American to do so.Born in St. Matthews, S.C., Davis grew up in Central Falls, R.I., and has remained active in the community there, raising money for the town’s library and Central Falls High School. She and her husband, Julius Tennon, founded a multiethnic film, television, and theater production company, JuVee Productions, in 2012. A graduate of The Juilliard School, Davis received an honorary doctorate during its 109th Commencement ceremony. She also holds an honorary doctorate of fine arts degree from her alma mater, Rhode Island College.The Harvard Foundation, the University’s center for intercultural initiatives, honors the nation’s most acclaimed artists and scientists each year. Previous Harvard Foundation awards have been presented to distinguished artists including Shakira, LL Cool J, Quincy Jones, Queen Latifa, Sharon Stone, Andy Garcia, Will Smith, Matt Damon, Halle Berry, Jackie Chan, Denzel Washington, Salma Hayek, Wyclef Jean, Eva Longoria, and Lucy Liu.The Artist of the Year award will be presented during the 32nd annual Harvard Cultural Rhythms Festival. The program begins at 4 p.m. on March 4 at Sanders Theatre. For ticket information visit the Harvard Foundation website.
This year, the College of Arts and Letters created a new policy that permits student internships to count for credit hours.The University reassessed its internship policy to assure that the College fulfilled its commitment to academic rigor as more students participate in internships that could prove vital to their education, JoAnn DellaNeva, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies, said.“We certainly think that [internships] can be an important part of [students’] degree program,” DellaNeva said. “At the same time, the College is committed to offering a rigorous undergraduate curriculum, and this is one of the stated goals of Dean McGreevy [Dean of College of Arts and Letters]. Our new policy reflects our desire to balance these needs by offering our students opportunities to pursue internships for credit while maintaining an intellectually sound course of study.”Keri O’Mara | The Observer DellaNeva also said the policy brings the College of Arts and Letters in line with the internship policies of other academic departments at the university.The policy introduces two distinct kinds of internships: one-credit and three-credit, according to an email sent to Journalism, Ethics and Democracy minors.DellaNeva said one-credit internships cannot be applied to a student’s major and are graded satisfactory/unsatisfactory.“[One-credit internships are] characterized by mentored learning opportunities achieved through the completion of assigned tasks,” the email said. “The student does not typically take a lead role in determining daily activities or long-term projects.”The vast majority of internships fall into the category, and while students may do as many one-credit internships as they would like, only one will count toward their degree.The second type of internship is the three-credit, or major, internship, according to the email.“Major internships are characterized by independent, creative work that will be assessed by a Notre Dame faculty member and will be assigned a letter grade,” said DellaNeva.Like the one-credit internships, only one major internship will be counted toward a student’s degree, DellaNeva said. The letter grade serves as a reward for the intensity and passion with which the student completes their internship, DellaNeva said.“The distinction between these two kinds of internships will ensure that students who put extraordinary effort into an internship will be properly rewarded for their work,” Dellneva said. “At the same time, the intellectual integrity and rigor of the Arts and Letters degree will be highlighted and is certain to be appreciated in its own right by prospective employers and graduate/professional schools.”Tags: College of Arts and Letters, Internships
While Notre Dame’s main campus is located in Indiana, many Notre Dame students take temporary leave of South Bend while taking advantage of the University’s various study abroad programs.Study Abroad Week began Sept. 9 with different information sessions such as Advising on the Fly, an event where students have the opportunity to ask advisors about the different programs that might be available. This event and others served as a source of information for students who were able to talk to professionals about the possible programs that suit his or her interests and academic goals.Notre Dame is ranked No. 2 in national universities with the largest percentage of students that study abroad, and the University’s semester and summer study abroad programs are spread across 26 countries. Hong Zhu, the director of global engagement programs at Notre Dame International, said students have the opportunity to explore various options throughout the week.“Students should be open-minded on the different programs that study abroad offers,” Zhu said. “Students should talk to their academic advisors [about] the opportunity of taking courses in other majors abroad.”Junior Jacob Stellon studied abroad the summer after his freshman year in Alcoy, Spain. He said he had a great experience abroad.“I had the opportunity to explore a lot of new places and meet people from different cultures,” Stellon said. “In this program, I took two courses that lasted for six weeks. Alcoy was an enriching experience that helped me to look at the world in a different perspective. Study abroad is a great opportunity for a student to step out of his or her comfort zone and to challenge themselves.”Andrew Fulwider, a junior chemical engineering and German major, has participated in two summer study abroad programs —both in Germany, one in Berlin and one in Cologne — and said it helped him expand his horizons.“Berlin was a unique experience, where I realized how diverse other cultures are,” Fulwider said. “I visited the largest private water management facility of Germany in Cologne, where I met professionals and got to observe the work of chemical engineers. It was a great experience.”Zhu encouraged students to keep their options open as they consider which programs are best suited for them.“Be open-minded,” she said.Tags: Notre Dame International, study abroad, Study Abroad week
April ReeseUniversity of GeorgiaIt’s not time to vote for a new U.S. president, but it is time tovote for Rebecca Miolen.A 4-H’er from Newnan, Ga., Miolen needs your vote to win theIVERCARE Because You Care Award. This award is presented annuallyto one American who cares the most for horses.Miolen, 16, was nominated for her work with abused and neglectedhorses. She’s competing against four adults for the $2,500 cashprize given to the person voted to have most improved the healthand welfare of horses.”Horses are my life,” Miolen said. “They have taught me so much.”Miolen nurses mistreated horses back to health and teaches themto trust humans again. While many teenagers spend their free timeplaying video games or being friends, Miolen spends time dailycaring for horses.On-line ballotThe award selection is based on an on-line ballot system. To votefor Miolen, go to www.ivercare.com before Sept. 30.Why should you?She’s pretty special.Miolen encourages others her age to ride by lending them horsesfor shows, parades and clinics. She often gives free ridinglessons to fellow 4-H’ers.She raised $560 for the Georgia Equine Rescue League and FoalLeague by holding a yard sale and offering pony rides. She alsoauctioned a two-hour trail ride to benefit the 4-H VolunteerLeader Association and raised $120.PepperHer love of horse started four years ago with an Appaloosa marenamed Pepper, a rescue horse Miolen took in because no one elsewanted her. After many miles of trails and a broken shoulder forMiolen, they are now showing in competitions and doing well.Pepper is one of several horses now in Miolen’s care.”In March 2001, we bought a pony mare, Maggie, whose bottom lipwas hanging loose and was badly scarred,” she said. “It lookedlike a wire had been wrapped around her chin and lip. She wasskinny but had a large middle we thought was a hay belly.”Miolen soon discovered Maggie’s “hay belly” was actually a colt.Maggie is doing well now and shows with the local drill team.State 4-H winnerThis summer, Miolen won the State 4-H Congress horse project,demonstrating foal imprinting with the same technique she usedwith Maggie’s colt.Besides her work with individual horses, Miolen is teaching aworkshop on parasites in September. She was a 4-H teen leader ata horse school in Perry, Ga., this summer. And she competed inthe State 4-H Horse Show in running events, hunter over fencesand placed ninth in dressage.She reported three neglect cases, conducted a benefit for GERL,helped conduct a show for mentally and physically challengedriders, teaches Pony Trials Club, set up horse safety booths attwo community events and helps beginning riders with horse healthand training problems.County winnerMiolen won the county versatility contest and represented Georgia4-H at the State Horse Fair, placing fifth. President of theCoweta County 4-H Horse and Pony Club, she rides with the clubdrill team and competes in quiz bowl and horse judging events.She won second place on the senior horse judging team andrepresented Georgia at the regional competition in August.As one of five IVERCARE finalists, Miolen will be featured in theSeptember issue of “Horse Illustrated” and the September-Octoberissue of “Young Rider.”The daughter of James and Pat Miolen of Newnan, she plans to tryout for the University of Georgia Equestrian Team after highschool.”I’ve just gotten a new mare named Gloria in shape for the ponyclub,” she says with pride. “She was skinny, wormy and had longhooves when I got her. I’m trying to find a place for her nowwhere she will be safe and cared for.”(April Reese is a student writer with the University ofGeorgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)