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Scoreboard roundup — 9/15/18

first_imgSeptember 16, 2018 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 9/15/18 Written by Beau Lundcenter_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Saturday’s sports events:INTERLEAGUEBoston 5, N.Y. Mets 3Houston 10, Arizona 4Texas 6, San Diego 3 AMERICAN LEAGUECleveland 15, Detroit 0Toronto 8, N.Y. Yankees 7Tampa Bay 7, Oakland 5Chicago White Sox 2, Baltimore 0Kansas City 10, Minnesota 3Seattle 6, L.A. Angels 5NATIONAL LEAGUEL.A. Dodgers 17, St. Louis 4Washington 7, Atlanta 1Chicago Cubs 1, Cincinnati 0Philadelphia 5, Miami 4Pittsburgh 3, Milwaukee 1San Francisco 3, Colorado 0NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PRESEASONSO Boston 4, Calgary 3TOP 25 COLLEGE FOOTBALL(1) Alabama 62, Mississippi 7(2) Clemson 38, Georgia Southern 7(3) Georgia 49, Middle Tennessee 7(4) Ohio St. 40, (15) TCU 28(5) Oklahoma 37, Iowa St. 27BYU 24, (6) Wisconsin 21(12) LSU 22, (7) Auburn 21(8) Notre Dame 22, Vanderbilt 17(9) Stanford 30, UC Davis 10(10) Washington 21, Utah 7(11) Penn St. 63, Kent St. 10(16) Mississippi St. 56, Louisiana-Lafayette 10(24) Oklahoma St. 44, (17) Boise St. 21(19) Michigan 45, SMU 20(20) Oregon 35, San Jose St. 22(21) Miami 49, Toledo 24Texas 37, (22) Southern Cal 14San Diego St. 28, (23) Arizona St. 21Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Kinder Morgan closes on Southcross Energy assets

first_img Image: Kinder Morgan Tejas Pipeline (Tejas) has acquired certain natural gas pipeline assets Southcross Energy for around $76m. Photo: courtesy of rawpixel/Pixabay. Kinder Morgan Tejas Pipeline, LLC (Tejas), a subsidiary of Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE: KMI) today closed on its acquisition of certain natural gas pipeline assets owned by Southcross Energy. The total purchase price was approximately $76 million and includes the Corpus Christi Pipeline Network and Bay City Lateral.“We continue to focus on opportunities to increase our natural gas connectivity to meet LNG facilities, Gulf Coast power, industrial and petrochemical demand,” said Kinder Morgan Natural Gas Midstream President Sital Mody. “These assets are a nice complement to our existing Texas portfolio of assets and allow for further connectivity on our Texas Intrastate system.” Source: Company Press Release Acquired facilities enhance connectivity on the company’s Texas intrastate networklast_img read more

HII to Christen USS Somerset

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today HII to Christen USS Somerset July 23, 2012 On Saturday, July 28, Ingalls Shipbuilding will christen the company’s ninth amphibious transport dock, Somerset (LPD 25). LPD 25 is named in honor of the courage of the passengers and crew members of United Airlines Flight 93, which crashed on Sept. 11, 2001, near Shanksville in Somerset County, Pa. Patrick White, president of Families of Flight 93, whose cousin, Louis J. Nacke II, died on board United Flight 93, is the principal speaker.The LPD 17-class ships are 684 feet long and 105 feet wide and displace approximately 25,000 tons. Their principal mission is to deploy the combat and support elements of Marine Expeditionary Units and Brigades. The ships can carry up to 800 troops and have the capability of transporting and debarking air cushion (LCAC) or conventional landing crafts, augmented by helicopters or vertical take-off and landing aircraft such as the MV-22. The ships will support amphibious assault, special operations or expeditionary warfare missions through the first half of the 21st century.U.S. Navy Cmdr. Cole Hayes is the ship’s prospective commanding officer. He will lead a crew of 360 officers and sailors as well as three Marines.The 11 ships of the LPD 17 class are a key element of the Navy’s ability to project power ashore. Collectively, they functionally replace more than 41 ships (the LPD 4, LSD 36, LKA 113 and LST 1179 classes of amphibious ships), providing the Navy and Marine Corps with modern, sea-based platforms that are networked, survivable and built to operate with 21st century platforms, such as the MV-22 Osprey.Ingalls has delivered six ships in the class and will deliver Anchorage (LPD 23) on Monday, July 23. Advance procurement contracts have been awarded for an 11th ship, LPD 27.Additional family members of the Flight 93 heroes will be in attendance.Mrs. Mary Jo Myers, wife of Gen. Richard Myers, U.S. Air Force (Ret.), former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is the ship sponsor and will break a ceremonial bottle across LPD 25′s bow at the culmination of the ceremony. The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. and will be streamed on the company website.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, July 23, 2012; Image: HII View post tag: USS View post tag: Navy HII to Christen USS Somerset View post tag: Somerset View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Naval Industry news View post tag: HII Share this article View post tag: Christenlast_img read more

Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Physician

first_imgThe Department of Neurology at the University of Maryland School ofMedicine and the University of Maryland Rehabilitation andOrthopaedic Institute are seeking a full-time physician for anoutstanding academic practice opportunity in Spinal Cord InjuryMedicine rehabilitation. The position involves inpatient andoutpatient practice, teaching of fellows, residents and medicalstudents, and an opportunity to participate in collaborativeclinical research. Besides spinal cord injury and dysfunction,there is also the potential to participate in other rehabilitationservices such as spasticity management, prosthetics and inpatientrehabilitation consultation. This is an opportunity to join amotivated team of physicians, nurses and therapists that run thelargest inpatient spinal cord injury rehabilitation program inMaryland. This position reports directly to Dr. Peter Gorman,Chief, Division of Rehabilitation Medicine.Qualifications :Candidates should have completed a residency in PM&R orNeurology and be board eligible or certified in their respectivefield. Added certification in spinal cord injury medicine isrequired. Clinical research experience is desirable but notrequired. The candidate should be eligible for academic appointmentto the University of Maryland School of Medicine at the assistantor associate professor level.UMB is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Allqualified applicants will receive consideration for employmentwithout regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race,color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteranstatus, age, or any other characteristic protected by law orpolicy.last_img read more


first_img WHAT ON YOUR MIND TODAY?FOOTNOTES: Our next “IS IT TRUE” will be posted on this coming MONDAY ?Todays “READERS POLL”  question is: Do you feel that members of the Evansville Police Department are doing a good job protecting the citizens of Evansville?Please take time and read our newest feature articles entitled “HOT JOBS” and “LOCAL SPORTS” posted in our sections.If you would like to advertise in the CCO please contact us City-County [email protected] 2015 City County Observer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributedFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Second suspect arrested in Garfield Avenue murder

first_img ×Dashawn Mixson Dashawn Mixson JERSEY CITY – Dashawn Mixson, wanted in connection with the March 28 murder of DaJour Riley, has been arrested after a two day manhunt, said Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez.Mixson, 20, of Jersey City, turned himself in late on March 30 to detectives from the Prosecutor’s Homicide Unit. He was arrested without incident. Mixson has been charged with murder, conspiracy to commit murder, possession of a firearm for an unlawful purpose, and unlawful possession of a firearm.Mixson is the second man arrested in connection with Riley’s murder.Earlier this week, Vernell Mohammed, 19, also of Jersey City, was arrested and charged with Riley’s murder, as well as conspiracy to commit murder and several gun violations.On March 28, at approximately 11:45 a.m., Jersey City police officers responded to a report of shots fired at Garfield Avenue and Union Street in Jersey City. The officers then proceeded to Jersey City Medical Center after being notified of the arrival of a gunshot victim.The victim, Riley, 19, also of Jersey City, had been shot multiple times inside a vehicle at the intersection of Garfield Avenue and Union Street. He was transported privately to Jersey City Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at approximately 2:30 p.m. The Prosecutor’s Homicide Unit continues to actively investigate the case with assistance from the Jersey City Police Department. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Office of the Hudson County Prosecutor at (201) 915-1345 or to leave an anonymous tip on the Prosecutor’s official website at: . All information will be kept confidential.last_img read more

City Council Candidate Jody Levchuk Ready to Go to Work

first_imgBy MADDY VITALEJody Levchuk, who co-owns Jilly’s Boardwalk shops in Ocean City, is running for the Third Ward City Council seat and is passionate about why he wants to enter the political arena to represent the town he loves.He is running against incumbent Third Ward Councilman Tony Wilson in the May 12 municipal election, which will be conducted by mail-in ballots only because of the coronavirus pandemic restrictions.“I believe in having a thriving town from the beach to the bay. I believe in the people of Ocean City. As a businessman, I am capable of understanding about capital planning and improvements to the city,” Levchuk, 43, said in an interview.In the wake of the pandemic, Levchuk said he often talks to his neighbors about what concerns them most.“I am just doing the one-on-one phone calls with neighbors,” he said. “I believe if you are an elected official you need to be responsive. You need to talk to and know your neighbors and understand what is important to them.”If elected, his top priority would be to help other business owners.As a business owner, he emphasized, he wants other merchants to survive the pandemic.“Reopening, restoring and rebuilding are my goals. Superstorm Sandy was devastating to so many and in many ways COVID-19 has brought a whole other unpreceded wrath upon our city,” Levchuck said.“It has done so much damage. We have dozens of mom-and-pop shops, realtors, builders and barbers — businesses that fear of going under,” Levchuk said. “I’m also really thinking about the out-of-work folks and the single families.”Jody Levchuk (left), owner of Jilly’s Candy Factory, says he is very civic minded. In 2018 he received a commendation from the American Legion Post 524 from post member Jerry Bonner. (Photo provided by Doug Otto)He would like to provide his business acumen to the community members who need guidance.“There will be phases of businesses reopening and that will be challenging,” he said. “Of course, everyone wants to do that responsibly. People in our local government need to have the ability to deal with these issues.”He added, “Where I come in, people need to be the conduit for the state and federal relief. Everything from unemployment benefits to small business loans, We need to help. There needs to be a good hub for that and that is where our local government comes in.”Levchuk’s parents, Jill and Paul Levchuk, opened the first Jilly’s shop and moved to Ocean City 43 years ago. They raised Jody and his brother, Randy, a co-owner in the family business, in the resort.He was inspired to run for office because of his family. He and his wife, Jill, are raising their daughters, Leni, 7, and 5-year-old Jordyn, both of whom attend the Ocean City Primary School.“I want them to grow up in the same safe, prosperous Ocean City that I grew up in. My wife and I spend a lot of time instilling community in the kids,” he noted.One of the topics of concern that has come up in town is a large piece of property that is next to the Ocean City Community Center and formerly served as the home of the Perry-Egan Chevrolet dealership. Mayor Jay Gillian and City Council have discussed acquiring the lot and preserving it for open space.“This is a very hot topic and people are concerned about it. This has been going on for a few years,” Levchuk said. “It would be healthy to have town hall meetings virtually or using social distancing to discuss the future of the property.”He continued, “It is an extremely important part of the town and I want to know what is important to the homeowners, the residents, the children. Let’s hear them, and let’s see them.”In early March, Jody Levchuk, along with some of his employees, participated in the shopping extravaganza Market Madness at the Flanders Hotel.Levchuk also touched upon the idea of BYOB (Bring Your Own Bottle). The city has an ordinance prohibiting BYOB at restaurants. Ocean City voters overwhelmingly rejected a 2012 referendum to allow BYOB for restaurant patrons“Because we have been wildly successful as a town without it, I see no reason to think about it at this time,” he said of allowing BYOB in the dry town.Levchuk is a graduate of the Seton Hall University Stillman School of Business. He is a board member with the New Jersey Amusement Association and is an active member of the Ocean City Boardwalk Merchants Association.While running the Jilly’s Boardwalk businesses, he also actively participates in community events and contributes to the Humane Society of Ocean City, the Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce, and the Ocean City Parent Teacher Association.Levchuk explained why he believes he would be the best candidate for the job of Third Ward City Councilman.“I understand Ocean City. I believe we have the best resort community in the state, if not the country. And I think there is a reason for that. We work very hard to keep it that way.”And the Levchuk family’s reputation, he said, speaks for itself.“We have been running a resort business in the community for three generations. I know what a grind seasonal business is, and we need to focus on reopening as soon as we can,” he said, referring to the post-coronavirus recovery.He continued, “I am a people person and a problem solver. I am used to being in front of thousands of tourists and working with many employees. I am a person who solves problems. I am ready to go to work on Council.”Contact Third Ward City Council candidate Jody Levchuk with any questions or to organize a virtual gathering at (609) 350-8363. For more information visit www.Jody4council.comThis Easter, Jody Levchuk, shown with his children, Jordyn, 5, and Leni, 7, came up with a plan to help families with their own Easter Egg Hunts in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. (Photo courtesy JASM Consulting) Jody Levchuk is accompanied by his wife, Jill, and daughters, Jordyn, 5, and Leni, 7, while handing in his nominating petitions to City Clerk Melissa Rasner in early March before the pandemic restrictions.last_img read more

Dead & Co Surprises Fans With Free Webcast Of Beautiful Blossom Show [Full Show Pro-Shot]

first_imgLast night, following a few days off after their Camden performance on Sunday, Dead & Company rolled into Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio for the penultimate stop on their 2017 summer tour. As with every show on the band’s summer run, a video stream of the show was made available via However, as a special surprise, the band offered up the entire show’s webcast free of charge, letting everyone into the gorgeous wood-paneled shed to experience the Blossom performance along with the Cuyahoga crowd. And as is becoming a trend with Dead & Company, the band did not disappoint.The show’s first frame set the pace for what would be an great performance, featuring particularly well-played renditions of blues favorites, beautiful sing-alongs, and impeccable musicianship. The second half’s setlist reads like it came straight out of a Deadhead’s letter to Santa Claus. After an excellent set-opening “China Cat Sunflower” > “I Know You Rider,” Bobby and John traded vocals on a beautifully bouncing “He’s Gone,” which gave way to a swinging “Truckin,’” which got deep and bluesy before morphing into “Drums” > “Space.” Next up was a celebratory “I Need A Miracle” that saw Weir leading the way with his patented rockstar charisma (despite having a bit of trouble keeping the lyrics straight). Bobby remained at the helm for the rest of the set, steering the band through a dreamy “Wharf Rat” and a set-closing “Good Lovin’” for good measure, before Mayer led the band’s lullaby-like “Black Muddy River” encore.With a larger-than-usual virtual crowd tuning in–and a packed house at the scenic amphitheater–Bob Weir, John Mayer, Bill Kreutzmann, Mickey Hart, Oteil Burbridge, and Jeff Chimenti played with supreme confidence and a well-earned swagger throughout the night. And with only a pair of Wrigley Field shows this weekend remaining on the schedule for this summer, Dead & Co continued to affirm to everyone watching that they are a band worth following. Not just in the classic “get on the bus” sense, either. This collective group has passed the point of being simply a novelty tribute to the days of old. They’ve become a band that people want to pay attention to–to check their setlists, to listen back to last night’s show, to cancel evening plans when you see that they’re doing a surprise free couch tour…to talk about like a living, breathing organism. Sometimes that talk will center on negatives rather than positives, and that’s OK too. It’s all part of it. They’re not the Grateful Dead. They’re something different–something for right now–and it’s been thrilling to watch them hit that stride over the course of this tour. The anti-Mayer fan skepticism has all but silenced, the pop star having made his way into the good graces of even the most jaded Deadheads (a feat we once thought to be virtually impossible). The Internet buzz about roster shake-ups and sit-ins and returns to earlier post-Jerry “Dead” incarnations has, for the most part, petered out.Now, there’s really only one question about Dead & Co that seems to matter to fans: “So, uh, after Wrigley, how long until they head back out on tour?”You can watch full pro-shot footage of Dead & Company’s entire Blossom performance below, thanks to a surprise free webcast from the band and ONE:SET TWO:SETLIST: Dead & Company | Blossom Music Center | Cuyahoga Falls, OH | 6/28/17Set One: Hell In A Bucket, Mississippi Half-Step, Black Throated Wind, Row Jimmy, Big River, Cassidy, Big Railroad BluesSet Two: China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider, He’s Gone > Truckin’ > Drums/Space > I Need A Miracle > Wharf Rat, Good LovinEncore: Black Muddy Riverlast_img read more

Lady Gaga And Bradley Cooper Perform “Shallow” During Surprise Live Debut In Las Vegas [Watch]

first_imgFans who attended Lady Gaga‘s Las Vegas performance on Saturday were treated to the live duet debut alongside her A Star Is Born co-star. The pop singer was in “Sin City” for the latest performance of her ongoing ENIGMA residency at the Park MGM. To add to the night’s already Vegas-worthy performance, Gaga was, to her emotional surprise, joined on stage by actor and fictional rock star, Bradley Cooper, and the two delivered the live duet debut of their Oscar-nominated single, “Shallow”, from their recent acclaimed Hollywood remake.According to reports, Cooper had been enjoying Gaga’s 21-song performance from the audience perspective throughout the evening. Cooper, along with Gaga’s other fans in attendance, were treated to theatrical renditions of her catalogue of hits including, “Just Dance”, “Applause”, “Bad Romance”, and “Born This Way”. Gaga returned during the encore to perform “Shallow”, the lead single from A Star Is Born soundtrack which had recently won a Golden Globe for “Best Original Song”. The two embraced with a big hug as the audience roared in anticipation of what might happen next between the two well-known entertainment personalities.Related: Lady Gaga Is A Brunette Party Girl In A Newly-Resurfaced Aaron Lee Tasjan Music Video Circa 2009 What did happen, was the debut of their hit duet, which they’d never actually performed live together up until Saturday. All the rock star training Cooper received from Eddie Vedder clearly paid off, as he somehow gathered the courage to walk hand-in-hand with Gaga over to her piano where they two started into their collaborative ballad. After helping her rookie co-performer apply his in-ear monitors (which apparently didn’t help Cooper hear at all), he started into the song’s opening lyrics with Gaga kneeled at his side in tears as the audience erupted in approval. Gaga seemed to be just as amazed by how well Cooper sounded in his live debut, considering the unplanned circumstances of what was all happening. Gaga then got up to sit at her piano to continue into her part of the song with Cooper standing beside her. Talk about a “Hollywood ending” to Saturday’s show.Gaga fans can watch the video below to relive the on-stage magic that went down in Vegas on Saturday.Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper – “Shallow” (live debut) – 1/26/2019[Video: Gaga Daily]Gaga and Cooper are scheduled to perform the song again at the 91st Academy Awards in Hollywood next month. Knowing Gaga’s history of thrilling duets at award shows, fans should be in for another fantastic performance from one of pop music’s most talented singers and her new bandmate.[H/T Consequence of Sound]last_img read more

Deciding to go left or right

first_imgFor decades, scientists have associated binary decision making — opting to go left or right — with higher-ranking animals, including humans. A team of Harvard researchers, however, is rewriting that assumption with research showing that the lowly fruit fly maggot is capable of making the same choices.As described in a recent paper in the journal Nature Methods, the research is aimed at answering one of the most fundamental, long-standing questions about how the brain gives rise to behaviors.“What we have shown is that the larvae really make left- and right-steering decisions based on sensory input,” said Aravinthan Samuel, professor of physics and co-author of the paper. “We now believe we have a complete algorithmic picture of how those decisions are made, based on the ways in which motor activity is regulated by these inputs. We know smells cause the animal to initiate a navigational decision. And once that navigational decision starts, we know how it’s carried out.”At the heart of the work was an unusual piece of technology, the Linear and Dynamic Gaseous Gradient Apparatus — or LADY GAGA for short — that allowed researchers to precisely control odors in the air.“This was the most challenging stimulus-control system we’ve ever built,” Samuel said of the device. “It works by pushing air across a plate to create a very slight breeze — approximately one centimeter per second — while a series of switches injects scents into the airflow.”Using a computer program to control precisely when, where, and how much scent is injected enables the device to produce a perfectly linear gradient of odor across the plate. At one end, Samuel said, the scent is absent, while it is unavoidable at the other. Unlike similar experiments, which typically used a droplet of an odor-producing chemical, the breeze prevents the odor from diffusing throughout the device. As long as it is renewed by the injector, the scent effectively stays put.“The problem with earlier experiments is that when you put a scent on one side of the plate, you can’t keep it there,” said Marc Gershow, a postdoctoral fellow in physics and designer of the device. “Over time, it will diffuse.”In addition to LADY GAGA, Samuel and his team relied on another oddly named piece of technology to unlock navigational behavior, the MAGAT analyzer.Short for Multiple Animal Gait and Trajectory Analyzer, the technology is a software package that uses a high-resolution camera to track dozens of larvae as they move in reaction to stimuli. Once placed on the plate inside LADY GAGA, the analyzer showed that larvae sweep their heads to the left and right to sample the environment, then made a decision on which way to move based on the input they receive.Using that data, Samuel said, the next step is to understand “how that algorithm is written in the wiring diagram of the brain.”Doing so will require another device with a celebrity namesake, CoLBeRT — short for Controlling Locomotion and Behavior in Real Time — a tracking microscope that allows researchers to track individual larva and stimulate specific neurons using pulses of laser light.“The nice thing about the larva is that it’s optically transparent,” Samuel said. “It also has a small brain, with less than 10,000 neurons, so we should be able to map all the processing of odor information to the increased or decreased activity of a specific circuit in the brain.“Once we figure out what that circuit is, we can determine how the patterns of activity in that circuit correlate with observable behavior. Using CoLBeRT, we may also be able to ‘push’ the activation into a neuron, even in the absence of a sensory input, and get the animal to behave as if the input was actually there.”The larvae may seem relatively simple creatures, but Samuel believes that studying them will ultimately uncover the general principles for how the nervous systems of higher animals work.“If there are general principles for understanding how an entire nervous system orchestrates itself to do purposeful things, those principles will be ferreted out with simple organisms,” he said. “And if that’s true, maybe we don’t give these little organisms enough credit.”last_img read more