September 1, 2019 /Sports News – Local No surprise: USA tops Czechs 88-67 to open World Cup; Mitchell scores 16 Tags: Donovan Mitchell/FIBA World Cup/USA Basketball FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSHANGHAI (AP) — Donovan Mitchell scored 16 points, Harrison Barnes added 14 and the U.S. opened its quest for a third consecutive FIBA World Cup gold medal with an 88-67 victory over the Czech Republic on Sunday.Kemba Walker scored 13 points and Jayson Tatum finished with 10 for the Americans, who pulled away steadily throughout. Myles Turner had seven rebounds and a pair of blocked shots for the U.S.Tomas Satoransky, the former Washington forward who was traded to Chicago over the summer, led the Czechs with 17 points.While the Americans’ 78-game winning streak in international games with NBA players ended last month with a loss at Australia, their long winning streak in major tournaments continued. It’s now at 54 games, starting with the bronze-medal game of the 2006 world championships and continuing with gold-medal runs at the 2007 FIBA Americas, 2008 Olympics, 2010 world championships, 2012 Olympics, 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics.The Czechs scored the first four points of the fourth quarter to get within 66-52, but the Americans weren’t threatened. Walker made a 3-pointer to stop the mini-run, found Mitchell in the corner for another 3-pointer that made it 72-52 about a minute later and the outcome was academic from there.The Czechs had their highlight run early for a quick 11-7 lead, and the couple thousand of their fans in Shanghai — most of them wearing either white or blue team jerseys, with a few Wizards jerseys for Satoransky mixed in there — were roaring.It didn’t last long.After a 9-0 run by the Czechs, order was quickly restored. The Americans scored the next 10 points, kick-starting what became a 29-9 run in all, and led by as many as 16 before going into the half with a 43-29 edge.And it was defense that carried the Americans. Over a 10-minute stretch of the half, the Czechs went 4 for 20 with seven turnovers.TIP-INSCzech Republic: This was the first World Cup game for the Czechs since 1982, when the tournament was called the world championship and the country was still Czechoslovakia. That nation went 0-3 against the U.S. in past world championship matchups. … Jaromir Bohacik and Vojtech Hruban each scored 13.U.S.: The Americans started Walker, Mitchell, Tatum, Barnes and Turner. … Mason Plumlee, the only player back from the U.S. 2014 World Cup gold-medal team, was the only player not in U.S. coach Gregg Popovich’s initial 11-man rotation Sunday. Plumlee got his first action in the third quarter. … Walker made all five of his 2-point tries.FAST STARTERSThis is the 18th FIBA World Cup or world championship — and for the 18th consecutive time, the U.S. has started 1-0. All but four of those opening wins were by double digits; the closest ones were a 37-33 win over Chile in the inaugural event in 1950, an 81-73 victory over Argentina in 1959, a 77-75 win over Australia in 1978 and a 103-95 victory over Greece in 1990. The average margin of victory: 22.6 points.FASHION STATEMENTPopovich and the U.S. staff wore red polos — Popovich and assistant coach Steve Kerr went untucked — and blue pants. The Czech coaches all had on dark suits, unusual for polo-preferring FIBA coaches (Canada’s Nick Nurse went with a gray crewneck sweatshirt earlier Sunday), but ditched the dress shoes for sneakers.MORE TALENTIt’s the biggest World Cup ever — 32 teams — and that means there’s more NBA representation in the tournament than ever before as well. There are 54 NBA players from 17 countries in the World Cup. At the last World Cup in 2014, a 24-team event, there were 45 NBA players.UP NEXTCzech Republic: Faces Japan (0-1) on Tuesday in Shanghai.U.S.: Faces Turkey (1-0) on Tuesday in Shanghai. Written by Robert Lovell
While no one is suggesting that UK universities could not survive outside the EU, leaving would mean cutting ourselves off from established networks and would undermine the UK’s position as a global leader in science and the arts. Throughout the referendum campaign, as university leaders we are committed to highlighting the value of EU membership to our universities, ensuring that a range of views are heard on campuses and debating why the EU matters now and for the future. Professor Dame Julia Goodfellow, President, Universities UK; Vice-Chancellor, University of Kent, Professor Janet Beer, Vice-President, Universities UK; Vice-Chancellor, University of Liverpool, Professor Colin Riordan, Vice-President, Universities UK; Vice-Chancellor, Cardiff University, Professor Sir Pete Downes, Vice-President, Universities UK; Vice-Chancellor, University of Dundee, Professor Simon Gaskell, President and Principal, Queen Mary University of London, Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, Vice-Chancellor, University of Cambridge, Professor Louise Richardson, Vice-Chancellor, University of Oxford, Professor Michael Arthur , President and Provost , UCL, Professor Alice Gast, President, Imperial College London, Professor Sir Steve Smith, Vice-Chancellor, University of Exeter, Professor Craig Calhoun, Director and President, London School of Economics and Political Science, Bill Rammell, Vice-Chancellor, University of Bedfordshire, Professor Julie Lydon OBE, Vice-Chancellor, University of South Wales, Professor Timothy O’Shea, Vice-Chancellor, University of Edinburgh, Professor Anton Muscatelli, Vice-Chancellor, University of Glasgow, Baroness Valerie Amos, Director, SOAS, Professor Sir Ian Diamond, Principal and Vice-Chancellor, University of Aberdeen, Sir Anthony Seldon, Vice-Chancellor, University of Buckingham, Professor Julia Buckingham, Vice-Chancellor, Brunel University London, Baroness Brown of Cambridge, Vice-Chancellor, Aston University, Professor Mary Stuart, Vice-Chancellor, University of Lincoln, Sir David Bell, Vice-Chancellor, University of Reading, Peter Horrocks CBE, Vice-Chancellor, The Open University, Professor Paul Boyle CBE, Vice-Chancellor, University of Leicester, Professor Paddy Nixon, Vice-Chancellor, University of Ulster, Professor Patrick Johnston, Vice-Chancellor, Queen’s University Belfast, Professor Hugh Brady, Vice-Chancellor, University of Bristol, Sir Alan Langlands, Vice-Chancellor, University of Leeds, Professor Stuart Corbridge, Vice-Chancellor, Durham University, Professor Helen Marshall, Vice-Chancellor, University of Salford, Professor Kathryn Mitchell, Vice-Chancellor, University of Derby, Professor Dominic Shellard, Vice-Chancellor, De Montfort University, Professor Edward Peck, Vice-Chancellor, Nottingham Trent University, Professor Tom Inns, Director, The Glasgow School of Art, Professor Graham Upton, Vice-Chancellor, Glyndwr University, Nigel Carrington, Vice-Chancellor, University of the Arts London, Professor Richard B Davies, Vice-Chancellor, Swansea University, Professor Chris Brink, Vice-Chancellor, Newcastle University, Professor Sir Keith Burnett, Vice-Chancellor, University of Sheffield, Professor Sir David Greenaway, Vice-Chancellor, University of Nottingham, Professor Sir David Eastwood, Vice-Chancellor, University of Birmingham, Professor Gerald Pilay, Vice-Chancellor, Liverpool Hope University, Professor Judith Petts, Vice-Chancellor, University of Plymouth, Professor Graham Baldwin, Vice-Chancellor, Southampton Solent University, Professor Sir Paul Curran, Vice-Chancellor, City University London, Professor Gavin Henderson CBE, Principal, The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Professor John Raftery, Vice-Chancellor, London Metropolitan University, Professor Cliff Allan, Vice-Chancellor, Birmingham City University, Professor John Cater, Vice-Chancellor, Edge Hill University, Professor John Vinney, Vice-Chancellor, Bournemouth University, Professor David Phoenix, Vice-Chancellor, London South Bank University, Professor Andrea Nolan OBE, Vice-Chancellor, Edinburgh Napier University, Professor Bob Cryan CBE, Vice-Chancellor, University of Huddersfield, Professor Craig Mahoney, Vice-Chancellor, University of the West of Scotland, Professor Aldwyn Cooper, Vice-Chancellor, Regent’s University, Professor Nick Petford, Vice-Chancellor, University of Northampton, Prof Clive Mulholland, Principal and Vice-Chancellor, University of the Highlands and Islands, Shirley Atkinson, Vice-Chancellor, University of Sunderland, Professor Christina Slade, Vice-Chancellor, Bath Spa University, Professor Margaret House, Vice-Chancellor, Leeds Trinity University, Professor Chris Husbands, Vice-Chancellor, Sheffield Hallam University, Professor Julius Weinberg, Vice-Chancellor, Kingston University, Professor Mike Thomas, Vice-Chancellor, University of Central Lancashire, Prof John Latham, Vice-Chancellor, Coventry University, Professor Paul Croney, Vice-Chancellor, Teesside University, Professor Barry Ife CBE, Principal, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Professor David Maguire, Vice-Chancellor, University of Greenwich, Professor Paul Layzell, Principal, Royal Holloway University of London, Professor Peter Piot, Director, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Professor Calie Pistorius, Vice-Chancellor, University of Hull, Professor Michael Farthing, Vice-Chancellor, University of Sussex, Professor Anthony Bowne, Principal, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, Dr Paul Thompson, Rector, Royal College of Art, Professor Karen Stanton, Vice-Chancellor, York St John University, Professor Malcolm Press, Vice-Chancellor, Manchester Metropolitan University, Professor Michael Gunn, Vice-Chancellor, Staffordshire University, Professor Ed Byrne, Principal and President, Kings College London, Professor Nigel Weatherill, Vice-Chancellor, Liverpool John Moores University, Professor Alistair Fitt, Vice-Chancellor, Oxford Brookes University, Professor Steven West, Vice-Chancellor, University of the West of England, Professor John Hughes, Vice-Chancellor, Bangor University, Professor Gerry McCormac, Vice-Chancellor, University of Stirling, Professor Stuart Reid, Principal, The Royal Veterinary College, Professor Geoff Layer, Vice-Chancellor, University of Wolverhampton, Professor Andrew Wathey, Vice-Chancellor, University of Northumbria, Professor Pamela Gillies CBE, Glasgow Caledonian University, Professor John Joughin, Vice Chancellor, University of East London, Professor Richard Williams OBE, Vice-Chancellor, Herriot-Watt University, Professor David Richardson, Vice-Chancellor, University of East Anglia, Professor David Green, Vice-Chancellor, University of Worcester, Professor April McMahon, Vice-Chancellor, Aberystwyth University, Professor Sir Adrian Smith, Vice-Chancellor, University of London, Professor Jenny Higham, Principal, St. George’s, University of London, Professor Anthony Forster, Vice-Chancellor, University of Essex, Professor Trevor McMillan, Vice-Chancellor, Keele University, Stephen Marston, Vice-Chancellor, University of Gloucestershire, Professor Michael J Kearney, Acting Vice-Chancellor, University of Surrey, Professor Sir Christopher Snowden, Vice-Chancellor, University of Southampton, Professor Patrick Loughrey, Warden, Goldsmiths, University of London, Professor Debra Humphris Vice-Chancellor, University of Brighton In a joint open letter released in this week’s edition of The Sunday Times, Oxford University’s Vice Chancellor, Louise Richardson, has expressed her support for Britain’s membership of the European Union (EU.)The letter urges the British public to consider the impact of the UK’s withdrawal on its university system. The letter claims that among the benefits at stake are the possibility of collaboration on economically advantageous research. The signatories argue, “We are better able to collaborate with partners across Europe to carry out cutting-edge research, from medical and healthcare advances to new materials, products and services.”The letter places a general emphasis on the economic dimension of ‘Brexit’ claiming, “This has a direct impact on our economy, driving growth, generating jobs and improving people’s lives.” In addition to the financial question, the signatories cite a reputational issue, that “Leaving would mean cutting ourselves off from established networks and would undermine the UK’s position as a global leader in science and the arts.”Among other senior figures that joined Professor Louise Richardson are Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, Vice Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, and Professor Dame Julia Goodfellow president of Universities UK. While the letter states that the signatories are writing as, “As university leaders,” it is not clear if they are representing their individual opinions or the more general position of their respective institutions to the upcoming referendum.The UK’s referendum on EU membership will take place on Thursday 23rd of June.The letter is reproduced in full below:Brexit will cost universities valuable education alliancesNOW the prime minister has announced the referendum date, we urge the British public to consider the vital role the EU plays in supporting our world-class universities. Inside the EU we are better able to collaborate with partners across Europe to carry out cutting-edge research, from medical and healthcare advances to new materials, products and services. In the EU the UK is also a more attractive destination for global talent, ensuring that our students are taught by the best minds from across Europe. This has a direct impact on our economy, driving growth, generating jobs and improving people’s lives.
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Russian pre-packed bakery specialist Harry’s has reopened a production plant in Russia which burned down in 2004.Based at Solnechnogorsk, near Moscow, the bakery has been restored at a cost in excess of €30 million. The plant has seven lines producing Swiss rolls, cakes, wafers and brioche.Harry’s has a second plant in central Russia, which gives it a total capacity in Russia for 70,000 tonnes a year. Part-owned by Italian food group Barilla, Harry’s also has 12 factories in six European countries producing bread, viennoiserie and pastry.Total turnover is in excess of €550m. Its four main brands are Harry’s in France and Russia, La Bella Easo in Spain, Morato in Italy and Dan Cake in Turkey.
Twitter WhatsApp Goshen Common Council issues resolution supporting “Domestic Tranquility” Facebook Pinterest Google+ Facebook IndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market Twitter By Tommie Lee – January 21, 2021 1 257 Pinterest WhatsApp On Tuesday, the Goshen Common Council passed a resolution in support of “Domestic Tranquility.” They described it as a resolution that focuses on the ability to communicate despite the anger that can come up during political discussions.The Elkhart Truth reports the pro-tranquility measure was a response to the deadly takeover of the U.S. Capitol by insurrectionists and the threats of violence that surrounded the Biden inauguration.A Goshen woman was part of the mob that stormed the Capitol earlier this month, and posted a video to social media that called the police who defended Congress “enemies of the people.” Google+ Previous articleWoman, 93, killed in crash at Ironwood and State Road 23 in South BendNext articlePete Buttigieg makes his pitch to become President Biden’s transportation secretary Tommie Lee
A farmer’s movement is to march outside British Sugar’s Bury St Edmunds factory today (29 April) to protest the “lack of support” for small-scale producers.The Landworkers’ Alliance (LWA) has dubbed British Sugar, a subsidiary of Associated British Foods (ABF), as “a symbol of how broken our current food system is”, and claims that the £12.9bn company controls all of the UK’s sugar beet, meaning it gains all the profits.Under the coalition government, the LWA said the support for small-scale producers had been diminished and had instead encouraged more large-scale industrial farms.Sugar distributor Napier Brown has also found issue with British Sugar, after trying to open an investigation with the Competitions & Markets Authority regarding unfair competition with the firm. The case was not pursued, and Real Good Food today sold Napier Brown to for £34m to Tereos, the world’s fifth-largest sugar group.Bob Sheppard, an LWA member from Sussex, explained: “We want to see a subsidy system that supports farmers to get away from big industrial monocultures. The future of farming is in local, healthy, sustainable agriculture and not in the sort of monopoly that British Sugar represents. You cannot grow organic sugar beet in this country and get it processed, and for the beet that is grown, all the profits end up with ABF shareholders anyway. We want the profits to go to local communities.”In response, Colm McKay, agriculture director, British Sugar, said: “British Sugar works with 3,500 growers and council tenant farmers to produce and process sugar beet in the UK. This includes many smaller farmers who continue to grow sugar beet as it provides a positive margin for them and continues to support the economic sustainability of their farms.”In response to the LWA’s claims about British Sugar representing a monopoly, McKay said: “It is anything but a monopoly. We have sugar beet growers here and right across the EU and there are companies operating in the same market place as we do.”The LWA campaigns for the rights of small-scale producers and lobbies the UK government and European Parliament for policies that support the infrastructure and markets for small farmers.
Last week, Tedeschi Trucks Band brought their riveting 12-piece to Bethel Woods Center for the Arts as part of their Wheels of Soul tour. One of the night’s many highlights, including sit-ins from Luther Dickinson, Cody Dickinson, and David Hidalgo, featured an honorary tribute to Carlos Santana. Being that it was the guitarist’s birthday, and the legendary history that took place at the Woodstock site, the band made an exciting debut performance of “Soul Sacrifice.”“Soul Sacrifice” is a particularly notable highlight from the 1969 Woodstock festival, is the final track on Santana’s 1969 debut album, and is furthermore included on several live and compilation albums. The time and place had a lot to do with the song choice for TTB, and it’s interesting to see Derek Trucks‘ guitar passages compared to the original strays of Carlos Santana.Watch the rehearsal of the song, courtesy of Tedeschi Trucks Band‘s Facebook, as well as their performance, and some footage from Santana’s 1969 performance below.Watch Tedeschi Trucks Band rehearse “Soul Sacrifice” before their debut performance at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts:Watch Tedeschi Trucks Band’s special debut performance of “Soul Sacrifice,” featuring Cody Dickinson on washboard, courtesy of Laughing Willow:Watch Santana’s legendary 1969 Woodstock performance of “Soul Sacrifice”:
Umphrey’s McGee returned their end of the year celebration to their hometown of Chicago and rang in 2016 with two nights at the Aragon Ballroom, following a night at the Riviera Theatre. According to social media, there was one fan in the room that seemed unexpected… Ethan Cutkosky (also known as “Carl” from the Showtime series Shameless) was at one of the UM shows, also hitting Reaction over the weekend. The source also says that Cutkosky has been to both GRiZ and Bassnectar shows as well. You can see from the backstage pass on his shirt that “Carl” likes to have fun.Shameless is an American-remake of a British television series about a dysfunctional family learning to take care of themselves while the father spends his days drunk and untrustworthy. When he’s not playing the role of the young rebellious teenager, Cutkosky is clearly getting his fix of good live music. Rage on![Photo Credit: Alaina Cervantes]
Late yesterday, in a packed Paine Hall, Rowan Williams, the 104th archbishop of Canterbury, gave the first of his Tanner Lectures on Human Values — part of a traditional series delivered at nine or more universities across the world since 1979.With a complex critique of empathy, he quickly got into the spirit of what philanthropist Obert Clark Tanner intended for the series he founded: “a search,” Harvard President Drew Faust reminded the audience, “for a better understanding of human behavior and human values.”And who better to investigate the meaning of empathy, said Homi K. Bhabha in his introduction, than Williams, a theologian, philosopher of language, poet, and translator? (Bhabha, the Anne F. Rothenberg Professor of the Humanities, is director of the Mahindra Humanities Center, which hosts Harvard’s Tanner Lectures. The series continues at 4 p.m. today and Thursday.)Books by Williams — who is now master of Magdalene College, Cambridge — reveal a man engaged with life’s ethical trials. In “The Wound of Knowledge” (1979), a survey of Christian thought, he wrote of the world as “a possible theater for God’s creative work.” In “Faith in the Public Square” (2012), his last book as archbishop, he drubbed a consumerist world that he sees as veering away from any sense of commonweal.Williams used his Tuesday lecture, “The Other as Myself: Empathy and Power,” to critique certain ideas of empathy: the sentimental embrace of an engine of moral development that connects us to the feelings of others; and the scientific notion that empathy is something wholly measurable by magnetic resonance imaging. Both views, he said, fail to take into account the complicated dynamics of the self in search of the feelings of the other. Underplayed in today’s views of empathy, said Williams, are the complications of language, culture, and power.For one, “empathy is a newcomer to language,” he said, which makes it difficult to see it as a quality “at the center of creating a moral individual.”For another, though scientists have done praiseworthy work in “mapping the brain in affective states,” said Williams, the results aren’t enough to describe the origins of ethics, a complex arena that remains “undeniably a linguistic and cultural discourse.”All cultures share “the terrible commonality of suffering,” said Williams, and yet many have competing ideas of what deserves empathy. He remembered a pilgrimage to the Holy Land 40 years ago. One day his group visited a Palestinian village ravaged by war; another, an Israeli Holocaust museum. “Where does empathy belong,” he asked, “and what does it solve?”It’s possible to solve that dilemma by giving to one side or another, said Williams, who used the analogy of two charities, each with “competing claims for empathic response.” This dilemma establishes that “empathy is not the sole model for raising ethical awareness,” he said. “An entire social world of moral possibilities” becomes too complicated for empathy to culturally mean just one thing.That cultural dimension deepens on a personal scale, when “the self” feels an empathic impulse toward “the other” — an interaction that will always be skewed by inequalities of justice and power, said Williams. Viewed one way, an empathic impulse may become an effort to “colonize” the feelings of a weaker party, not to blend with them, he said, making attempts at empathy a failure “to sense the emotional completeness of another.”For guidance, Williams went back a century, to a largely forgotten phenomenologist named Edith Stein. Born a Jew in 1891, she converted to Catholicism in 1922, and then became a Carmelite nun in 1935. Sister Teresa Benedicta of the Cross — Stein — was killed at Auschwitz in 1942 and canonized in 1998.For Williams, Stein’s circa-1916 philosophical studies rescue empathy’s complexity — making it something that “doesn’t focus on feeling another’s emotions,” he said, but a dynamic that is “unsettled all the time. The process of empathy teaches a person as much about the self as about the other.In his post-lecture response, University of Chicago Professor David W. Tracy was grateful for Williams’ critique of today’s rhetoric of empathy, and his attempt to make our understanding of it “wider and more complex.”He was also grateful to be reminded of Stein, “a well-deserved retrieval” for her idea that empathy is contained within “the inescapable body … not just the mind.” She reminds us that it is important “to sense another as a living body,” said Tracy. In turn, that image was compatible with Williams’ argument: In attempting to see the others, we begin — in stages — to see ourselves.
Legal Expert Says Army Corps Rejection of Permit for Gateway Coal Export Terminal Looks “Pretty Air Tight”
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Christopher Coats in SNL:Few options have emerged for reviving the Gateway Pacific coal export terminal in Washington following the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ recent decision to halt permitting of the controversial project, according to stakeholders involved.On May 9, the Corps announced that it halted the permitting process for the terminal in response to a challenge from the Lummi Nation over fishing waters protected by tribal agreements. The project would have been one of the largest coal terminals ever built in the U.S.Project-backer SSA Marine, which previously suspended its own environmental review, stopped short of offering any clear plan for challenging the Corps’ decision when it was announced. However, a representative did tell S&P Global Market Intelligence that it is exploring all possible options for reviving the project.Mark Squillace, a University of Colorado law professor and former member of the U.S. Department of the Interior solicitor’s office, cast some doubt on the ability to challenge the decision in court. Squillace called the case “pretty air tight.”Specifically, Squillace cited a part of the decision that stated: “To evaluate impacts on treaty fishing rights, the Corps conducts a de minimis determination to determine whether the impacts to treaty fishing rights are of legal significance. If it is legally significant, then Congressional authorization would be required to allow the impact. The process includes request for specific information in the form of declarations regarding the Lummi’s fishing and crabbing activities at or near the proposed project.”“Importantly … the company does not appear to contest this point so it does not seem like it could be raised on appeal,” Squillace said. “And if that is indeed the legal standard, then I think the Corps has offered a solid justification for their decision.”For that reason, he said the court would be unlikely to find the Corps’ actions “arbitrary and capricious.”“It would not surprise me if the company appeals and there may be procedural issues that are not evident from the face of the decision, but on the merits I think the Corps is on pretty solid ground,” Squillace said.Full article $: https://www.snl.com/InteractiveX/article.aspx?ID=36496440&KPLT=4 Legal Expert Says Army Corps Rejection of Permit for Gateway Coal Export Terminal Looks “Pretty Air Tight”