Comparisons aside, Humboldt State women’s basketball ready for Chico State challenge

first_imgArcata >> We love comparisons in sports.So it’s only natural to look at the Humboldt State women’s basketball team’s California Collegiate Athletic Association opener against Chico State and assume the Jacks will be just fine based on a common opponent.A young Chico State team lost by two points to Notre Dame de Namur on Nov. 11. The Jacks dominated and controlled those same Argonauts just four days later in a 13-point win.So based on a recent, common opponent, the Jacks should cruise to a …last_img read more

Who’s behind the Jon Gruden Twitter parody account?

first_imgThe real Jon Gruden has disappointed this season, to say the least, but the fake Jon Gruden has been right on point.While the 55-year-old trades his best player, leads the Raiders to an underwhelming 1-5 start and inspires fans to make a website counting down the milliseconds until his 10-year contract expires, a 26-year-old public relations and content specialist at a real estate investment firm in Ohio takes advantage.Justin Greear created the Jon Gruden Twitter parody account before the …last_img read more

Emirates confirms premium economy is coming

first_imgGulf powerhouse Emirates expects to have premium economy in 12 to 18 months as the cabin between business and economy class continues its viral expansion.Carriers which at one stage resisted the introduction of the premium cabin, such as Singapore Airlines, have already joined the fold and US carriers are also succumbing to the trend.The Gulf carriers remain hold-outs but Clark’s confirmation that Emirates will introduce a premium cabin is likely to see that bastion fall also,  with Emirates competitors Etihad and Qatar under pressure to mount a competitive response.”We are at the stage of finding what form [premium economy] will take,” Mr Clark told reporters in London on Wednesday in comments confirmed to Reuters by the airline. “I would think within the next year to 18 months, we will have it in the airline, hopefully up and running.”Clark had previously acknowledged the airline was looking at premium economy, which is attractive both to business travellers facing budgetary restrictions and economy passengers wanting to upmarket without paying for business class.The move will also be welcomed by alliance partner Qantas, which was am early adopter of premium economy and has an industry-leading product.  Qantas customers flying to European destination other than London currently can travel in premium economy to Dubai but then must switch to economy or business when they connect to Emirates.The news comes as the Gulf carrier saw profitability take a nosedive in its first half to September 30 as the airline recorded a profit of  Dhs786m ($US214m), down 75 per cent on the previous corresponding period.Emirates chairman Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed al-Maktoum attributed the fall to a high US dollar, increased competition and olitical and economic uncertainty that had dampened travel demand in many parts of the world.“The bleak global economic outlook appears to be the new norm, with no immediate resolution in sight,” Sheikh Ahmed said.The airline has invested heavily in a new business class and plans to unveil a new first class next year.It also continues its rapid expansion, growing capacity by 12 per cent in the first half. However, a lower traffic growth of 8 per cent saw the average passenger seat factor fall to 75.3 per cent from 78.3 per cent.last_img read more

Scouting for damage in emerged fields

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Usually this time of year, the planter is the most important tool on the farm. But, for the past two weeks farmers have used their pocket knives more to see if planted seeds are making progress in cold, wet Ohio soils. Some fields that were planted early on are emerged and after some frost concerns those fields need to be surveyed as well. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins visits with Golden Harvest Agronomist Eric Anderson about what to look for in those fields.last_img read more

Brian Hill to fill Senate vacancy

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Rep. Brian Hill of Zanesville was recently selected to the Ohio Senate to fill the vacancy created by U.S. Rep. Troy Balderson’s election to Congress. Previously serving the 97th District, Rep. Hill will now represent Fairfield, Hocking, Morgan, Muskingum and Guernsey counties, as well as portions of Pickaway and Athens counties.As a farmer himself, Rep. Hill has been a good leader and advocate for family farmers in the state. He’s had a sound, science-based approach to issues, and stayed focused on building partnerships among all stakeholders during his tenure as the Chair of the House Agriculture and Rural Development Committee.“We congratulate Rep. Hill on his new position,” said Scott Metzger, Ohio Soybean Association president and Ross County soybean farmer. “We’ve enjoyed working closely with him in the House and look forward to continuing that work with him in the Senate.”House Republicans will now select a successor to Rep. Hill in the 97th District.last_img read more

Court to hear CBI’s plea for voice samples of policemen in Shimla schoolgirl’s rape and murder

first_imgJudicial Magistrate Ranjeet Singh on Wednesday decided to hear the plea, on November 17, of the Central Bureau of Investigation’s (CBI) special investigation unit for recording voice samples of eight Himachal Pradesh Police officials. The officials were members of the special investigative team (SIT) in the Shimla schoolgirl rape and murder case. The CBI arrested these police officials, including an Inspector General of Police (IGP) Zahur H. Zaidi and Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Manoj Joshi, and six others, after the custodial death of an alleged accused Suraj Kumar. The CBI is soon to place the charge sheet against these policemen before the Court.The SIT had arrested six people, most of them from Uttarakhand and Nepal, in the schoolgirl’s rape and murder case after Statewide protests over the case. The girl was kidnapped on July 4 and her body was found deep in a forest on July 6 by her relatives.Meanwhile, a CBI team has returned to Mahasu and Bankufar in Kotkhai, where the girl was murdered, to continue with the investigation.last_img read more

Port Tampa Bay Gives Nod to USD 60 Mn Expansion Plan

first_imgzoom Port Tampa Bay has approved a public-private partnership agreement with four other entities which will finance a USD 60 million widening and extension of the Big Bend Channel.The strategic partners include the US Army Corps of Engineers, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), Tampa Electric Co. and Mosaic Co., a fertilizer company which is one of the port’s largest tenants along with Tampa Electric.The Big Bend Channel connects to the Tampa Harbor main channel and will be deepened from 34 feet to 43 feet and widened from 200 feet to 250 feet to accommodate larger ships.The Army Corps estimates the expansion to cost more than USD 60 million, but future bids may wind up higher or lower than that. Bids are not expected until March 2018. Project funding from the partners would be due at that time, according to the port.The federal government promised USD 9 million and plans to take over maintenance costs of approximately USD 1 million, according to Ram Kancharla, vice president of planning and development at the Port Tampa Bay.FDOT has pledged to pay 50 percent of the balance after the federal commitment and has given the port USD 5.7 million so far. TECO and Mosaic both use the Big Bend Channel  and will be disproportionately responsible for the remaining funds.“This is the largest project we have worked on at the port,” Paul Anderson, CEO and president of Port Tampa Bay, said, adding it’s “almost impossible” to get private and public companies to come together to dredge a federal channel.Separately, Port Tampa Bay on Tuesday also approved the use of a portion of USD 4.2 million in Florida Seaports Transportation and Economic Development Council (FSTED) funds to improve two existing berths. The port will pay more than half of the reconstruction costs with the other portion coming from FSTED funds and state grants. The update to Berth 219 will cost USD 8.6 million and Berth 3 USD 6.3 million.Port Tampa Bay expects the project to be completed in 2019.A bipartisan group of Florida members of the House of Representatives penned a letter in March claiming the Big Bend Channel represents a USD 50 million economic development initiative.The port has also invested USD 30 million into the growing Port Redwing maritime complex the Big Bend Channel will serve.Image Courtesy: Port Tampa Baylast_img read more

Zimmer Childrens Hospital To Hold WE ALL PLAY FUNdraiser This Weekend

first_imgThe world-famous Zimmer Children’s Museum will host the WE ALL PLAY FUNdraiser, presented by Hasbro Studios in celebration of National Mr. Potato Head Day.As Zimmer’s largest family event of the year, proceeds will be raised to help provide thousands of low-income families with free or subsidized museum memberships, fund field trips for Head Star and Title I schools, and create scholarships for camps and classes.Guests in attendance to include Oscar winner Mira Sorvino, Jordana Brewster (“The Fast and the Furious” series), Ron Livingston (“Office Space,” “Search Party”), Rosemarie De Witt (“Mad Men,” “La La Land”), Colin Hanks (“Life in Pieces,” “Fargo”), Aubrey Anderson-Emmons (Lily on “Modern Family”), “This Is Us” stars Eris Baker, Faithe Herman, Mackenzie Hancsicsak, Parker Bates, and Lonnie Chavis, “Fresh Off the Boat” stars Hudson Yang, Forrest Wheeler and Ian Chen, Kathleen Robertson (“Murder in the First,” “Bates Motel”), Andrew Keegan (“10 Things I Hate About You”), Autumn Reeser (“Sully,” “The O.C.”), Christine Lakin (“Step by Step,” “Hollywood Darlings”), Jenni Pulos (“Flipping Out”), Johnathan Schaech (“That Thing You Do!”), Meredith Monroe (“Dawson’s Creek,” “Edge of Seventeen”), Rio Mangini (“Bella and the Bulldogs”), Ever Carradine (“Goliath,” “Shameless”), Terri Seymour (“EXTRA”), Ariana Greenblatt (“Stuck in the Middle”), “Girls Meets World” stars August Maturo, Cooper Friedman, and Ava Kolker, Bryce Gheisar (“A Dog’s Purpose”), Mekai Curtis (“Kirby Buckets”), “Bunk’d” stars Nathan Arenas and Nina Lu, and moreMusic from Lucky Diaz and the Family Bands, Lolas, and Luis and Ana; Appearances by Mr. Potato Head, Amazing Etch Man, Tommy Salami, and The Magic Balloon Book starring Mr. DaveWHEN: Sunday, April 30th, 2017 Check-in: 12:00Carpet: 12:30pm – 2:00pmWHERE: The Zimmer Children’s Museum 6505 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90048Free Parking Available at La Jolla & Wilshire Lotlast_img read more