Former SUU Basketball Standout Dwayne Morgan Earns Professional Contract

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCEDAR CITY, Utah-Former SUU men’s basketball standout Dwayne Morgan has signed a professional contract with the Oroszlanyi Sport Egylet E Lions of Hungary.Last season, Morgan, a UNLV transfer, scored 9.1 points per game for the Thunderbirds, who ended the season 17-15.Morgan came to Cedar City during the 2017-18 season to play for former Rebels assistant and interim coach Todd Simon. Tags: Dwayne Morgan/SUU Basketball Brad James Written by July 23, 2020 /Sports News – Local Former SUU Basketball Standout Dwayne Morgan Earns Professional Contractlast_img

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Mainly Dry Weather For Foreseeable Future

first_imgJAMESTOWN – High Pressure begins to build in today and will last for much of the upcoming week with lots of sunshine.For today, partly cloudy with a stray shower or thunderstorm possible. Highs near 80.Tonight, mainly clear with lows in the upper-50’s.The period for Monday through Thursday will be mainly dry with lots of sunshine. A slight chance for a rain shower or thunderstorm is possible each day. Temperatures will range in the lower to mid-80’s during this period. As of now, all-be-it early Independence day is looking dry. There will be a system close by that may provide for some showers or storms. Highs in the mid to upper-80’s.WNYNewsNow is a proud Ambassador for the NOAA Weather-Ready Nation program.Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Spring Garden Packet ’09

first_img(Stephanie Schupska was principle editor of the 2009 Spring Garden Packet and is a news editor with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.) General gardening7. Planting for pollinators – April Sorrow8. Staying friends with bees in the garden – Paul Thomas9. Successfully grow indoor plants – Byrd10. Free advice for home gardeners – Faith Peppers11. Soil test solves garden mystery – George Boyhan12. Compost: Recycling at the next level – Geoffrey BrownGold medal winners13. 2009 winners – Stephanie Schupska14. ‘Hot’ annual receives magazine fame – Bodie Pennisi15. Arkansas blue star a fall show-stopper – Pennisi16. Winning vine valued for beautiful leaves – Gary Wade17. Evergreen shrub a fragrant winner – Wade18. Lavender twist redbud ‘stops traffic’ – WadeTrees19. Tree planting tips – Kim Coder20. Consider tree shapes, sizes – Matthew Chappell21. Trees honor Georgia heritage – Coder22. Are your trees boys or girls? – CoderInteresting insects23. Wasps aren’t all bad – Whitney Boozer24. Scary-looking insect assassins – Boozer25. Ant biology – Boozer Here are all of the annual UGA garden packet articles for the past eight years: 2008 Garden Packet Articles2007 Garden Packet Articles2006 Garden Packet Articles2005 Garden Packet Articles2004 Garden Packet Articles 2003 Garden Packet Articles 2002 Garden Packet Articlescenter_img Welcome to the 34th annual Spring Garden Packet from the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Written by 14 CAES faculty members, editors and graduate and undergraduate students, these 25 feature articles are provided to help you give your readers the timely, valuable gardening information they want. Your UGA Cooperative Extension county agent (call 1-800-ASK-UGA1) can help you localize these features. The stories are available on Georgia FACES at a georgiafaces.com.This year’s edition is split into sections. First, you’ll find articles on fruits and vegetables, followed by general gardening, gold medal winners, trees and interesting insects.Fruits and vegetables 1. Homegrown veggies inexpensive, tasty – Sharon Dowdy2. New life for old tomato varieties – Terry Kelley3. Start trellising soon after plants start growing – Kelley4. Is it possible to grow food on your balcony? – Allie Byrd5. Broccoli, cauliflower do well in Georgia gardens – Kelley6. Melons provide treats for taste buds – Kelleylast_img read more

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Indonesia considering closing 3,400MW Suralaya coal plant

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享The Jakarta Post:The government is considering to shut down the aging Suralaya coal-fired power plant (PLTU) in Cilegon, Banten, and replace it with green energy, as Indonesia chases its long-delayed commitments to cut carbon-dioxide emissions.The Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) Ministry’s freshly appointed renewables director general, Dadan Kusdiana, said on Nov. 16 that his office was conducting an internal study to replace Suralaya with a battery-equipped solar farm (PLTS). Adding batteries to a solar farm makes it more expensive but enables it to provide 24-hour electricity from the sun, which is otherwise an intermittent energy source.“[Suralaya] is already 35-years-old. We are looking at whether it should be demolished and replaced with a new utility-scale solar farm, with batteries, so there’ll be no intermittency issue,” he told lawmakers at a public hearing in Jakarta.The 3,400-megawatt Suralaya plant comprises seven units that began operations between 1984 and 1997. The plant, owned by PT Indonesia Power, a subsidiary of state-owned electricity giant PLN, is one of the biggest coal plants in Southeast Asia.Suralaya is also the biggest among 5,655MW worth of other coal plants over 20-years-old that the energy ministry is planning to replace with green plants in chasing Indonesia’s renewable energy targets.Furthermore, the coal plant retirement plan also aligned with energy minister Arifin Tasrif’s policy of focusing on solar photovoltaic (PV) over other green energy sources, said Dadan. The country’s renewables power production is currently dominated by hydropower and geothermal. [Norman Harsono]More: Ministry mulls retiring giant Suralaya coal plant, replacing it with solar farm Indonesia considering closing 3,400MW Suralaya coal plantlast_img read more

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Broome County Correctional Facility reports 0 active COVID-19 cases, other updates

first_imgA 23rd person has died from the coronavirus in Broome County. Garnar says the victim was a male in his 80s. That is according to Broome County Executive Jason Garnar. (WBNG) — The Broome County Sheriff’s Office says there are zero active cases of the coronavirus at the correctional facility as of May 6. Coronavirus numbers: For a map detailing where cases are located in the county, click here. In addition to this announcement, Garnar says Broome County will serve as the COVID-19 database for the Southern Tier. In total, 343 cases of the virus have been reported. Broome County May 6 coronavirus update: The county executive says expects to have a plan to present to the governor for reopening before May 15 when New York On-Pause expires. 225 people have recovered from the virus. County updates: As a key component to reopen, Governor Andrew Cuomo says each region must have a center where new infections, contact tracing and hospital capacities are monitored. Garnar encourages everyone to continue wearing their masks as the county prepares to reopen.last_img read more

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First day of classes for Binghamton University students

first_imgThe University says they have begun the process of warning students who do not comply to their rights and responsibilities document.  Dylan Paty, BU freshman, says he’s impressed with how the University is making sure students are practicing all the guidelines. VESTAL (WBNG) — Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger is sharing the next steps of COVID-19 safety on the first day of classes for students.  The University begins doing surveillance testing next week for both on and off campus students.  Brian Rose, Vice President of Student Affairs, says this is not a fun part of the University’s responsibilities. center_img “Our goal is to have a full semester here, so for those individuals that won’t help us by not complying there has to be some warning,” Rose said. “Like kids are going to be do whatever they want anyways,” Paty said. “But them constantly reminding us and writing people up if its a constant problem is a good policy.” During move in week, the University did not permit three students to move in, due to parents not complying with the move-in rules. last_img read more

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Sixty-one listed companies ready to buy back shares to prop up prices: OJK

first_imgThe total buyback value of the 61 companies amounts to about Rp 17.4 trillion (US$1.08 billion), Hoesen noted, saying that about Rp 726 billion worth of shares had already been bought and the rest would follow suit.“From the 12 SOEs, the value of the commitment is around Rp 10.15 trillion and for private companies, around Rp 7.23 trillion,” he explained. Seven of the 12 SOEs had conducted the buyback with a total value of Rp 145 billion. Meanwhile, 27 of the 49 private companies had bought back shares for Rp 581 billion.The buyback initiative is part of the OJK’s effort to prevent share prices on the Indonesian Stock Exchange (IDX) from plunging deeper as the bourse has witnessed historic falls due to COVID-19-related market panic. More publicly-listed companies are joining the plan to buy back shares as economic uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 outbreak continues to undermine stock prices, an official of the Financial Services Authority (OJK) has said.OJK commissioner for stock market supervision Hoesen said on Tuesday in a teleconference with House of Representatives Commission XI, which oversees financial affairs, that 61 companies had announced plans to buy back shares.“They consist of 12 state-owned enterprises (SOEs) and 49 private companies,” Hoesen told the participants of the online meeting. “Lately, there were more greens than reds,” OJK chairman Wimboh Santoso said in reference to fluctuation of share prices. He added that the roll-out of policies to calm down the market, including the buyback initative, had slowed the market fall.As of Wednesday, the Jakarta Composite Index (JCI) was down 26.37 percent year-to-date (YTD). The index had plunged to 3,900 points in the fourth week of March, the lowest seen since October 2015. However, in the past two weeks, the bourse has shown signs of recovery following historic measures taken by central banks around the world to fight the impact of the health crisis.From March 23 to Wednesday’s closing, the JCI climbed 15.97 percent. The index ended Thursday’s morning session at 4,269.29 points, up very slightly from the previous trading day’s close at 4,626.70.The OJK announced on March 9 that it would allow listed companies to buy back shares up to 20 percent of paid-up capital without prior shareholders meeting in an attempt to ease market volatility. It also required companies to maintain free-float shares of at least 7.5 percent.“This is as an effort to stimulate the economy and reduce the impact of the significantly [market volatility],” the OJK said in a statement.Following the announcement of the new policy, Arya Sinulingga, an aide to SOEs Minister Erick Thoir, told reporters on March 10 that the buyback was needed “as prices of their shares had fallen far below their book value”.Among the 61 companies, state-owned Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BRI) announced a sizable buyback totaling to Rp 3.8 trillion.The bank’s shares, traded on the IDX under the code BBRI, have fallen by 36.05 percent so far this year despite a 7.6 percent increase between March 23 to Wednesday’s closing.Meanwhile, diversified petrochemical giant PT Barito Pacific, whose shares trade on the IDX under the code BRPT, also announced that it would allocate Rp 1 trillion to buy back shares.Since the start of the year, its shares price has declined by 36.86 percent, but similar to BRI, it has recorded an upward trend in recent weeks. The shares of Barito Pacific surged 88.78 percent to Rp 925 per share on Wednesday from Rp 490 on March 23.Topics :last_img read more

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Irish sovereign fund backs $400m genomics research project

first_imgIreland’s €8.9bn sovereign wealth fund has invested in a medical technology group aiming to become a major employer in the country.In a statement released today, the Irish Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF) said it had contributed $70m (€62m) to a $400m collaborative investment in WuXi NextCode, a specialist genomic technology company, to fund an acquisition in Ireland that could create 600 new “high value” jobs.ISIF invested alongside Singapore’s SGD275bn (€176.6bn) Temasek sovereign fund, as well as high-profile private equity firms Sequoia Capital and Yunfeng Capital.The investment has allowed WuXi NextCode to acquire Genomics Medicine Ireland (GMI) and will fund what ISIF described as “one of the world’s largest whole genome sequencing programmes”. Leo Varadkar, Irish prime ministerGMI was to become a “cornerstone” of a new International Centre for Advanced Life Sciences, modelled on Dublin’s technology hub, known as Silicon Docks, according to ISIF’s statement.Leo Varadkar, prime minister of Ireland, said the investment would help position Ireland as world centre for genomics and other medical research.“Twenty-four of the world’s largest pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies are located here, creating valuable employment and contributing to our economic success,” Varadkar said.“With this partnership between GMI, ISIF and WuXi NextCode we are creating an ecosystem of expertise in advanced life sciences right here in Ireland. That, in turn, will ultimately deliver better health and wellness management to people and patients in Ireland and turn the advances we make here into benefits for people around the world.”According to today’s announcement, GMI aimed to collect data from 400,000 volunteers from across Ireland – roughly 10% of the country’s population – which ISIF said would “help to deliver healthcare benefits to Irish patients and create a unique platform for research and discovery of new precision medicines for the treatment of life-limiting conditions which currently have no cure”.Sequoia Capital was an early stage investor in a number of major technology companies including Google and Apple, while Yunfeng Capital was co-founded by Jack Ma, chairman of Chinese retail giant Alibaba and specialises in Chinese private equity. Paul Saunders, ISIF’s head of innovation, said: “This investment shows ISIF’s ability to act as a catalyst for major investment in high-value economic activity in Ireland by teaming up with top-tier co-investment partners from around the globe…“This is an excellent example of ISIF’s ‘double bottom line’ mandate of supporting economic activity and employment in Ireland while seeking a commercial return.”In 2017, ISIF invested €667m in domestic companies and projects, and helped attract a further €1bn from other co-investors.Ireland to create major life sciences hublast_img read more

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Hudson River PCB Cleanup Not Complete, Says DEC

first_imgNew York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos yesterday called on U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt to deny General Electric’s request to certify that the cleanup of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in the upper Hudson River is complete.“The Hudson River is a national historic treasure and we cannot let the PCB contamination persist any longer,” said Commissioner Seggos. “It’s clear from the state’s ongoing research that EPA’s job is not done and they cannot declare that this remediation is complete. If the federal government fails New York, we will explore all legal options to challenge the EPA’s decision and ensure this river is not left to suffer the consequences of pollution for generations to come.”In a letter to EPA, DEC identifies several significant issues that indicate a certificate of completion should not be issued for this project, namely that the goals of the remediation remain unachieved.Results of recent data collected by DEC confirm that there are significantly greater amounts of PCBs in the Hudson River than EPA anticipated there would be at the end of the dredging project.“Based on all of the existing evidence, it would be wholly inappropriate for EPA to certify this cleanup is complete,” added Commissioner Seggos. “Until this remedy can be credibly found to be protective of human health and the environment, EPA must do more to reevaluate the effectiveness of this remedy and require additional actions to restore the health of this important ecosystem.”Specifically, the state is calling on EPA to further evaluate the need for additional removal of contaminated sediment to ensure the targeted PCB reductions in fish are met. Currently, EPA’s own analysis indicates that fish species will not reach the levels envisioned in the cleanup plan for more than fifty years if present PCB levels remain.The state is also concerned about the lack of progress on required habitat restoration projects along the River. A key component of the federal remediation plan was reconstruction of wetlands and other critical habitats, and without these finished, the state finds that the cleanup is incomplete.The state is also calling on EPA to start its investigation of the Lower Hudson River and fully evaluate PCB impacts of contamination from the Troy Dam south to New York City. This 150-mile reach of river was never fully investigated by EPA, even though EPA has identified human health and ecological risks associated with GE’s PCBs in fish at levels well above EPA’s acceptable risk range.According to Ned Sullivan, President if Scenic Hudson, the Hudson PCB cleanup has not met the fundamental legal standard of the Superfund program – to protect the environment and public health of the river, its wildlife and the people who live along its banks.“EPA has a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to set the river and the region’s economy on the course for recovery and revitalization – by acknowledging that the cleanup to-date is “not protective”. Finally, the EPA must refrain from certifying that the cleanup is complete – an action that is unsupported by the data and the law,” said Sullivan.last_img read more

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