Tags: FCS Playoffs/HERO Sports/Weber State Football FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOGDEN, Utah-On the heels of a record-setting 2017 season for the program, the Weber State Wildcats’ football program is gearing up for what many expect to be a highly successful 2018.The Wildcats find themselves ranked #18 nationally in the HERO sports’ Top 25 as released Wednesday.Weber State netted 23 points in HERO’s preseason poll and is slated to finish second in the Big Sky Conference this season with conference foe Eastern Washington coming in as the #4 team in the HERO polls.2017 was the best season in Wildcats football history as the squad finished with a school-record 11 wins, a share of the Big Sky Conference title, two FCS playoffs victories and a 5th place finish in last season’s polls. June 13, 2018 /Sports News – Local HERO Ranks Weber State #18 in Preseason Top 25 Brad James Written by
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In 11 years in the NFL with the Cardinals (1968-1971), Green Bay Packers (1972-1974) and Kansas City Chiefs (1975-1978), he amassed 7,442 all-purpose yards and 37 total touchdowns. During his time at Utah State, the Aggies went 19-10-1, beating Utah three times and BYU on two other occasions. Lane is one of only four Aggies in school history to be drafted in the first round, joining defensive tackle Merlin Olsen (#3 overall to the Los Angeles Rams in 1962), quarterback Bill Munson (#7 overall to the Los Angeles Rams in 1964) and defensive tackle Phil Olsen (#4 overall to the Boston Patriots in 1970). During his junior and senior seasons, Lane had 171 carries for 1,182 yards and eight scores. Tags: Bill Munson/Green Bay Packers/Kansas City Chiefs/Macarthur Lane/Merlin Olsen/NFL/Phil Olsen/St. Louis Cardinals/Utah State In 1976, the versatile Lane led the NFL with 66 receptions. May 6, 2019 /Sports News – Local Former USU/NFL Tailback Macarthur Lane Dies At 77 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah-This past Saturday, former Utah State and NFL tailback Macarthur Lane passed away at 77. Lane was a two-way star for the Aggies, playing linebacker and running back from 1965-1967. Lane was drafted 13th overall in the 1968 NFL/AFL Draft, selected by the St. Louis Cardinals. Lane posted four career 100-yard rushing games for the Aggies. In 1970, Lane had the best season of his career, rushing for 11 scores and earning a Pro Bowl selection. He averaged 6.9 yards per carry, ranking him third all-time in school history. Written by Brad James
A flier circulated in Manchester by a national property buying agency designed to resemble a red and white Post Office ‘missed delivery’ card can be used again following two recently complaints from the public to the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA).The cards, which the complainants said they believed was not obviously identifiable as marketing material, were designed by Property Purchased Fast to copy some design elements of a Post Office missed delivery card.This included an apparently handwritten reference number and a request to contact a named contact and mobile number, as well as the words ‘Sorry we missed you’.After being contacted by the ASA, the company said the card was marked “sufficiently clearly” with their company name, a reference number and contact details, as well as text on the front that stated “We want to offer you a FREE valuation” and a list of services. The ASA concurred.“They believed these elements made the nature of Property Purchased Fast’s business and/or the purpose of the circular clear,” the ASA says.“We considered it could be taken to mean that a caller with a business purpose had been unable to obtain an answer, rather than that it had not been possible to deliver an item of post.”Other casesBut two other property firms in unrelated cases did have to remove adverts following an ASA probe this week. Estate agent Hazle and Co based in Emsworth, Hampshire agreed not to repeat claims made in its advertising that it was the “No.1” and “favourite” estate agent in the area. This followed a complaint from competitor Treaagust & Co.And in Glasgow an online ad for a student accommodation firm that offered to rent property “from two weeks” but in fact required a minimum stay period of four weeks, will also not be used again. The advert was placed by national student property portal the Unite Group.advertising standards authority April 5, 2017Nigel LewisWhat’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 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » ASA rejects complaints about property buying agency flyer previous nextRegulation & LawASA rejects complaints about property buying agency flyerCards put through letterboxes in Manchester designed to look like Post Office calling cards were not misleading, says watchdogNigel Lewis5th April 20170760 Views
COVID-19 vaccine candidate at Beth Israel prevents severe clinical disease in animals The vaccine technology could be used in vaccines against SARS-CoV-2 and beyond ‘Robust protection’ Skeptics’ refusal may be big hurdle to ending pandemic, returning to normal Related A public-relations campaign to build trust in COVID vaccine? Bloom: There will still be lots of people who are not vaccinated in the first six months or year after vaccines are available, and they will have the capacity to transmit infection. And I would point out that vaccines are wonderful but they’re not perfect. You can overwhelm an immune response with a high level of virus or bacteria, so we will need to wear masks, we will need to be protective, even if we have vaccines, until a high proportion of people are immune.There are three worries that the public health community has now. The first is, can the country get the various vaccines to people and keep records on when they need boosters and any serious adverse effects? Another is, now that some vaccines appear to be effective, will people take them? A third is, if they take them, will they engage in risky behavior and not wear masks and feel they can congregate in bars all night, where even with the vaccine they may not be protected and be at some risk? Those are challenges for communications, for education, and for political advocacy, best done at the community level to persuade people to protect themselves and everyone else, with or without a vaccine, until everybody is protected, by carrying out the simplest of public health measures. Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s Barry Bloom, Joan L. and Julius H. Jacobson Research Professor of Public Health, offers context about the news that two experimental vaccines appear to confer a high level of protection from the coronavirus.Q&ABarry BloomChan School: Within the space of a week, we’ve heard about not one, but two potentially extremely effective coronavirus vaccines — one from Pfizer/BioNTech, reportedly 90 percent effective, and now one from Moderna, nearly 95 percent effective. How encouraged should we be about these preliminary results?Bloom: I think we have to be very grateful that we have two vaccines off the bat that look to be relatively safe, except for some minor short-term inconveniences — such as fevers and muscle pain, that you get from almost every vaccine — and have a much higher degree of protection than I think most experts would have predicted.There’s a lot of science still to be done. We don’t yet know how long the antibody responses last that correlate with protection. We know that the vaccines are producing an immune response against the [coronavirus’s] spike protein. But do we know that the key response is neutralizing antibodies — the type of antibodies that can stop infection? If that were the case, can we measure levels of neutralizing antibodies for every new vaccine and have a pretty good guess that they too will be 90 percent or 95 percent effective? In the case of the Moderna vaccine, there were 95 recipients of the placebo who got COVID disease, but there were five in the vaccine group. We’d love to know: Did those five fail to make neutralizing antibodies? Or did they make neutralizing antibodies, but not enough, or not efficiently enough?This is a terrific first start and we’re just going to have to follow along to see how long the immune responses that appear to be protective will endure in the vast majority of the population.Chan School: What do we know about the safety of these two vaccines?Bloom: For safety, you really want to follow participants in trials for two years. We don’t have the luxury of doing that. We’re in the middle of a pandemic that’s killing people and hospitalizing people.We know that the most serious adverse effects that come from vaccines primarily occur within two months after the last shot. So the Food and Drug Administration will be looking at the people who were vaccinated and followed over two months after their last shot. The hope is that there will not be any serious adverse effects. If that’s the case, I think we can be pretty confident that the vaccines are safe. But ideally the vaccine recipients should be followed up for rare adverse effects for two years in post-licensure surveillance.Chan School: Should people keep taking public health precautions even when vaccines become widely available? Putting a crown on OMNIVAX
NEW YORK (AP) — House Republicans over the last 24 hours have voted to defend a freshman conspiracy theorist with a history of violent rhetoric and a mainstream party leader who led calls for Donald Trump’s impeachment. The seemingly conflicting moves signal that some Republican leaders believe they can return to political power by cobbling together a broad coalition featuring both pro-Trump extremists and those who abhor them. The votes also suggest that Washington Republicans are unable, or unwilling, to purge far-right radicals from their party. House Democrats voted Thursday to do what their Republican counterparts would not the night before, stripping first-term Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of her committee assignments.
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Thousands of people are rallying against the military takeover in Myanmar’s biggest city. They’re demanding the release of Aung San Suu Kyi, whose elected government was toppled by the army that also imposed an internet blackout. Protest crowds have grown bigger and bolder since Monday’s coup. Labor union and student activists and members of the public on Sunday chanted “Long live Mother Suu” and “Down with military dictatorship” at a major intersection near Yangon University. Police in riot gear blocked the main entrance to the university. Two water cannon trucks were parked nearby. Suu Kyi and President Win Myint are under house arrest. Rallies were also held on Saturday in Yangon and other cities. No violence has been reported but communication is patchy.
For the all of June, the folks in Beech Mountain, N.C. have an entire month of family-friendly events and outdoor adventures lined up.Located about two hours from Asheville, two and a half hours from Charlotte, and an hour from Johnson City, Beech Mountain is an easy day trip for families in the surrounding areas. Popular for its mountain biking in the summer and skiing in the winter, many of you are already familiar with the place.June is the time to bring the entire family for some unique fun in this picturesque outdoor paradise. From guided bike rides and hikes to races and movie nights, there is something for everyone to do. They are also offering special lodging rates for families looking to come play.This month’s special events include:Friday Field DaysFamily Friendly ConcertsThe Annual “A Cool 5 Race”Movies Under The Stars47th Annual Roasting of the HogMile High Fourth Of JulyHiking and BikingThe trails around Beech Mountain have something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for a leisurely family stroll or wanting to charge some epic downhill on the bike, there is a trail for you. For family fun month, they have specials on mountain biking lessons and guided rides. There are guided hikes on June 7 and June 21 along the Grassy Gap Creek and Emerald Outback trails.Paddling and FishingFamilies visiting Beech Mountain for family fun month have access to free canoe and paddleboat rentals at Buckeye Lake. They provide the paddles and lifejackets as well. All month long, there are guided trout fishing tours with Rec Center staff. They provide the rods and reels.Other ActivitiesAlong with your traditional outdoor recreation opportunities, family fun month also has several other fun outdoor activities. Families can challenge themselves playing Mini-golf, disc golf, and pickleball all month long.For a full lineup of events and list of lodging specials, learn more about family fun month here.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A gunman has been convicted of shooting a 34-year-old man to death near a church in the victim’s hometown of Uniondale last year.Judge George Peck found Jonathan Mack guilty of second-degree murder and criminal possession of a weapon.Prosecutors said the 20-year-old Uniondale man gunned down Isaac Andrews after the victim intervened in an argument Mack was having with a woman on Hill Street near where parishioners were gathered for Sunday services on June 30, 2013.Four shots that Mack fired all hit Andrews, who died shortly later at Nassau University Medical Center.Police apprehended Mach in Florida a month later.He faces 25 years to life in prison when he is sentenced Oct. 8.
“For the time being, we have not focused on investigating the location of the source, where it came from, why it was there, who brought it. At the moment the joint team is still focusing on clearing the scene,” Qohhar told The Jakarta Post on Saturday.He added, however, that the team’s initial findings indicated that the radiation did not come from a nuclear reactor leak. The Puspiptek building, which is located about five kilometers away from the Batan Indah complex, houses several small reactors used for experimental purposes. “The source of radiation that we found [in the complex] is Caesium-137, which is frequently used for industrial purposes,” he said. “Caesium-137 is also one of the substances that will contaminate the environment when there is a reactor accident, such as at Chernobyl or Fukushima. But in addition to Caesium-137 there would also be other substances [in a reactor accident]. In this case, the only radiation source is Caesium-137, so the hypothesis that this incident is due to a reactor leak is baseless.”Qohhar added that when radiation exposure rate went above a certain threshold, the effects would be felt by humans, with symptoms such as changes in skin color, dizziness, nausea or even death.“The exposure rate in Batan Indah is far below this threshold,” he said.A resident of Batan Indah complex, who asked to remain anonymous, said that she received a letter from the neighborhood unit (RT) earlier this week informing her about the radiation. She felt everything was under control. “I think there is no need to panic. I believe that the authorities are doing their best to solve the problem. And if they thought it was dangerous, they would have warned us. But so far there is still no warning, so we’re safe,” she said.She said that she passed the volleyball field every day during her morning walk and that besides the yellow barrier tape around the vacant lot, everything looked normal.Heru said that Batan was currently in the process of cleaning up the exposed area and had collected 52 drums of soil and vegetation from the locations.“The results of the cleanup showed that the material causing the radiation had mixed with the soil. The findings are currently being analyzed in the Batan laboratory,” he said.He added that after the cleanup, the radiation levels fell by 30 percent, from 149 microSieverts per hour to 98.9 microSieverts per hour. The normal exposure rate from background radiation is around 0.03 microSieverts per hour.The clean-up process, Heru said, started on Feb. 12 and would continue until early March.He added that the team would soon conduct a radiation test known as “whole-body counting” on residents who lived in the exposed area to measure their bodies’ radioactivity levels.”We will keep doing the cleanup until the area is thoroughly clean and there is no longer any danger to the people and the environment,” Heru said.Topics : The Nuclear Energy Regulatory Agency (Bapeten) first detected the radiation during a routine check meant to ensure that the agency’s mobile radiation detection unit was working properly.“From Jan. 30 to 31, Bapeten conducted a function test with target areas of Pamulang, the Puspiptek [Center for Science and Technology Research] housing complex, the Muncul area, the ITI [Indonesia Institute of Technology] campus, the Batan Indah housing complex and the Serpong train station,” Bapeten spokesperson Indra Gunawan said in a statement on Friday. He said that all of the areas showed normal radiation levels except for a vacant lot next to the volleyball court at Block J of the Batan Indah complex.“A joint Bapeten and Batan team conducted a search to find the source of the high radiation on Feb. 7 to 8 and found several radioactive fragments,” he said, adding that after the fragments were removed, tests showed that the radiation levels in the area had decreased but were still above normal levels. “Based on those results, we concluded that the contamination had spread in the area and decontamination efforts had to be conducted by removing or dredging contaminated soil and removing contaminated trees and other vegetation.” Bapeten spokesperson Abdul Qohhar Teguh said that the agency was not yet able to confirm the source of the radioactive fragments found in the area. The National Nuclear Energy Agency (Batan) has asked residents of the Batan Indah housing complex in South Tangerang, Banten, to remain calm after finding high levels of radiation within the complex.Agency spokesperson Heru Umbara said locals should not panic because the case was being handled by the relevant authorities.”Residents can carry out activities as usual, as long as they do not enter the area that has been marked as contaminated. If managed properly, exposure to this radiation will not endanger the residents,” Heru said in a statement on Saturday.
Kyrkans Pensionskassa, the pension fund for the Swedish Church, is adapting its strategic portfolio to account for lower return expectations, after first-half results for 2015 fell sharply compared with 2014.In its interim report, the pension fund said its total return for January to June 2015 fell to 2.7% from the 8.7% achieved in the same period last year.For the whole of 2014, the pension fund produced a 19.2% return.The pension fund said it was changing its strategic investment aims because of the low-yield environment. Carl Cederberg, Kyrkans Pensionskassa’s chief executive, said: “The lower yields mean it will probably become much tougher to achieve returns that will adequately match the pension fund’s liabilities.”Because of this, the pension fund hae proactively changed its investment guidelines to minimise its sensitivity to rising market yields, he said.“For this reason we have started to adjust the strategic portfolio for possible lower expected returns,” Cederberg added.He said the pension fund’s financial position had strengthened over the latest six and 12-month periods, as a result of which, the bonus rate had been hiked twice and now stands at 14%.It was an advantage for the pension fund to be in such a strong financial position given current low yields, as it increased the opportunity to take risk and allocate assets in the best way, he said.Kyrkans Pensionskassa’s solvency level rose to 168% at the end of June from 162% at the end of December 2014.Among the pension fund’s four asset classes — equities, fixed income, property and alternative investments — equities generated the highest return in the first half, with 10.7% compared to 10.3% in the same period last year.Fixed income showed the weakest performance, with a 2% loss against an 8.4% profit in the first half of 2014.On the business side, the pension fund’s premium income was up significantly in the first half of this year, rising to SEK560m (€58.4m) from SEK160m in the first half of 2014, and up from SEK185m in the whole of 2014.Total assets grew to SEK14.9bn from SEK14.1bn.