Written by Robert Lovell Tags: Baseball/Pac 12/Utah Utes March 31, 2018 /Sports News – Local Utah Baseball Wins Pac-12 Series vs. No. 1 Oregon State FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY – The Utah baseball team won the rubber match over No. 1 Oregon State on Saturday afternoon, 11-8, to win its first Pac-12 series of the season.Utah (6-20, 3-3 Pac-12) scored runs in six different innings en-route to the win. Erick Migueles went 3-for-4 at the plate with two home runs and three RBI. DaShawn Keirsey, Jr., was 3-for-6 on the day with a home run, two runs scored and two RBI. Christopher Rowan, Jr., was 3-for-4 and scored two runs. Oliver Dunn also drove in three runs. Utah had 18 total hits on the day.Utah’s 11 runs and 18 hits are the most that Oregon State (21-4, 6-3 Pac-12) has allowed this season. The Utes snapped the Beavers streak of 14 Pac-12 series wins, dating back to 2016.Brett Brocoff pitched five innings, allowing two runs on five hits with four walks and a strikeout. Justin Kelly threw three innings, allowing four runs on four hits with two walks and a strikeout. Trenton Stoltz entered in the final inning, allowing two runs on two hits with two strikeouts and a walk.“Naturally we had to play really well to beat this team and I’m proud of our guys and the way they battled,” Utah head coach Bill Kinneberg said. “We got our bats going and really played well defensively. We got a lot of double plays, and that was probably the key to our two victories. It’s a starting point for us and we’ve got to repeat it next week. We’ll take tomorrow off and get back after it on Monday.”Utah had nine double plays between the three games, including seven in the two victories.Oregon State took a quick 1-0 lead in the first inning after back-to-back one-out hits. The Utes left two runners on in the first inning before getting on the board with a run in the bottom of the second with Migueles’ first home run of the day.OSU took a 2-1 lead in the third after a leadoff single led to a run on an RBI triple, but Utah came back in the bottom of the inning for two runs and a 3-2 lead. Rykker Tom led off the inning with a double and scored on a ground out from Davis Delorefice before Migueles’ hit his second homer of the day to left field.The Utes added two runs on three hits in the fourth for a 5-2 lead. Rowan doubled to lead off the inning and Dunn’s RBI single drove him in. Wade Gulden also hit an RBI single in the inning.The Beavers cut into Utah’s lead in the sixth with two runs on two hits and a walk before Utah pushed back ahead with two runs on four hits in the bottom of the sixth for a 7-4 lead. Keirsey led off the inning with a double and scored on a sacrifice fly. With two outs, Gulden, Delorefice and Migueles hit three-straight singles to send in another run.Each team homered in the seventh inning, a solo shot for Oregon State in the top of the inning and Keirsey hit his first homer of the year, a two-run shot, to give Utah a 9-5 lead. Utah added two insurance runs in the eighth inning off three hits, including RBI singles from Matt Richardson and Rowan.Oregon State rallied in the top of the ninth, scoring three runs on three hits before Stoltz got a ground out to close out the victory.Utah hosts BYU in a midweek game on Tuesday, April 3, at 6:00 p.m. MT.
Edda Freya. (Credit: DeepOcean.) Norwegian subsea services provider, DeepOcean has secured an EPCI contract from Repsol for the tieback of the Yme Beta North reservoir to existing facilities.Under the contract, DeepOcean will be responsible for the project management, engineering, construction and offshore installation activities.The firm said that the offshore work includes marine operations to install and tie-in Subsea spools, flying leads and installation of Subsea Structures at the YME Beta North field.The agreement also includes preparations for production start-up for the YME Beta North tie-back.Offshore execution is scheduled for 2021DeepOcean Europe commercial director Rolf Ivar Sørdal said: “DeepOcean is continuously working hard to develop efficient solutions for our customers and to deliver as promised.“This award is a true recognition of our achievements, all founded on our dedicated workforce and their flexible and cooperative mindset during project execution.The project fits very well with our capabilities and construction vessel fleet, and we are pleased that Repsol again has trusted us with this exciting award. DeepOcean is looking forward to cooperating with Repsol to deliver a successful and safe project”.Furthermore, the firm said that the onshore project team will work out of its office located in Haugesund, with offshore execution planned for 2021.DeepOcean is subsea services provider that serves the oil and gas and offshore power markets with inspection, maintenance and repair, subsea construction, and project management and engineering.In 2018, DeepOcean acquired Delta SubSea and expanded its presence into the US Gulf of Mexico (GOM). The agreement also includes preparations for production start-up for the YME Beta North tie-back
It has come to light this week, that two researchers from Oxford have discovered a new gene in Maize plants which could help increase crop yields, lessening the global food crisis. Professor Hugh Dickinson and Dr Liliana Costa, both from the Department of Plant Sciences, came to their conclusions by working for ten years alongside scientists at Warwick University.The gene, known as MEG1, occurs on the maternal chromosome, and according to Professor Dickinson, controls the “transfer of resources into the seed,” letting us know how the grain fills with nutrients. He added that the discovery of the gene was “important both academically as it supports at least one evolutionary theory… and commercially because it controls grain filling.”The discovery could have a significant impact on increasing yields of the crop. Dickinson noted that “an ability to improve grain yield and character by ‘reprogramming’ MEG1 activity would have immediate application to food production… an ability to ‘tune’ the performance of a gene such as MEG1 should enable us to maximize the yield extracted from a particular plant, and – very important commercially.”His research partner Dr Costa, added, “Maize is an important staple food crop, feeding millions of people all over the world. The global population is set to rise to over 9 billion by 2050 (according to UN predictions), and together with the likelihood of increasing climate instability, severe food shortages are foreseen.” She went to note that “The discovery that this single gene can regulate the amount of plant nutrients entering the seed, and thus affect seed traits, such as nutritional content and seed size, is a highly important discovery.”According to Dr Costa, people have generally been “supportive” of the research carried out. Nonetheless, Professor Dickinson commented that although the scientists did not face any direct opposition, GM plants were used for much of the experimentation, and hence “there was always a danger that… experimental crops plots could have been damaged by ‘environmental activists’. The ‘Frankenstein Foods’ climate has had a serious impact on the government’s commitment to crop improvement – and thus on the public funding available for this sort of work.”He added “Hopefully the situation is now improving – and a degree of common sense is starting to prevail!” Professor Dickinson noted that if we were to meet the needs of a growing population, “militant action against GM research and technology on the basis of no clear evidence” would have to stop.Second year student, Ryan Kahn commented, “The discovery will do a huge amount of good by bringing done food prices and solve a growing world hunger crisis. That is only set to get worse as populations increase and incomes increase. If properly tested, there can be no reasonable opposition, and that there is, is based on conservatism and illogical beliefs.”
We hope that todays “IS IT TRUE” will provoke honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we, as responsible citizens of this community, need to address in a rational and responsible way?”IS IT TRUE in a couple of days we shall be making an announcement that will take the City County Observer to the next level of newspaper publishing? …it took about three (3) years to achieve this milestone? …we want to thank our readers, advertisers, news contributors, family members in advance for helping us to achieve this important milestone?.IS IT TRUE its been reported by members of the main stream media that the owners of the McCurdy owes the Evansville Water and Sewer department around $750,000? …we wonder if this water and sewer bill for McCurdy has been paid? …if we don’t pay our water and sewer bill the Water and Sewer department would turn off our water?IS IT TRUE why hasn’t members of the Evansville City Council confronted City Controller Russ Lloyd Jr. about how much it costs the taxpayers to subsidize last years Thunderbolts Hockey team?IS IT TRUE we wonder why members of the City Council hasn’t publicly ask City Controller Russ Lloyd Jr. how much cash advancement did he get from the Tropicana Riverboat fund for 2018?IS IT TRUE supporters Of Mike Duckworth are telling people if he runs for County Commissioner he is a slam drunk winner? … we would like to informed his supporters that there are two other well qualified and savvy businessmen running for this position?IS IT TRUE four (4) individuals are seriously considering running against 2nd Ward City Council member Missy Mosby in the Democratic primary? …who ever-decides to run for her council seat better be willing to work day and night to unseat her because she one heck of a campaigner? IS IT TRUE we are hearing that at least seven (7) individuals are considering a run for the Evansville City Council at-large seats? … the at-large City Council seats are always vulnerable because candidates run city wide? …don’t be surprised that all three (3) Council seats have new members?IS IT TRUE that 6th Ward City Councilman Jim Brinkmeyer is finally doing things that his Westside constituencies even agree with and it looks like his chances of re-election has improved?IS IT TRUE we are told that the majority of local Republicans aren’t really upset with Councilman Dan McGinn for declaring that he’s now an Independent? …we are told that the majority of Republicans are upset with him because of his tax and spend voting record during the last several years? …according to GOP party chairman , Wayne Park that Mr. McGinn name shall not appear on the next City Council election ballot?IS IT TRUE that 4th Ward City Councilwoman Connie Robinson name won’t appear on the next City Council election ballot? …Mrs. Robinson has served her constitutes well over the last 20 plus years? …we hear that local banker and past At-Large City Council candidate Alex Burton is being groomed to replace Mrs. Robinson?IS IT TRUE the Democrats are going to spend a great deal of time and money to take back the 3rd Ward City Council seat that they held for many years? …we predict that newly appointed 3rd Ward Council member John Hayden will have one heck of re-election battle to retain his seat on Council?IS IT TRUE that 5th Ward City Councilman Justin Elpers re-elections chances look very good because of his responsible and conservative voting record? …he’s also is an extremely friendly and likable person?IS IT TRUE some of the movers and shakers in the Vanderburgh County Democratic party are saying that Vanderburgh County Commissioner Ben Shoulders is considered to be a raising political star?Todays READERS POLL question is: Do you feel that Mike Duckworth is a slam dunk winner in the Republican primary for the District #2 Vanderburgh County Commission seat?Please take time and read our newest feature articles entitled “LAW ENFORCEMENT, READERS POLL, BIRTHDAYS, HOT JOBS” and “LOCAL SPORTS” posted in our sections. You now are able to subscribe to get the CCO daily. If you would like to advertise in the CCO please contact us City-County [email protected]’S FOOTNOTE: Any comments posted in this column do not represent the views or opinions of the City County Observer or our advertisersFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
Crowds of skaters fill the new skateboard park in Ocean City on Friday afternoon.Dear Friends:I am pleased to announce that the new skate park in Ocean City opened yesterday afternoon. and I would like to thank everyone who helped plan and build the park. I believe it will be a great resource for our City.We remind all skaters to follow the rules and wear the appropriate safety equipment. The park will be open daily from 9 a.m. until dusk, weather permitting. We are planning an official ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Saturday of Columbus Day Weekend during the block party.The beach replenishment project in the south end is on hold through the weekend for rough seas and high winds. Weather permitting, we are hopeful the dredge will be back to work on Monday with only a small bit of material left to pump onshore. Crossovers and fence installations will be completed following pumping, and the contractor has been asked to make access to the state park a priority.The beach replenishment project for the north end of town has been given a notice to proceed. A preconstruction meeting will be held in early October, with pipe and other equipment mobilized soon after. Pumping onto the beach could begin as early as mid-October.Dredging of Snug Harbor also began earlier this week. Although a smaller project than what we had hoped for, material is being moved out of Snug Harbor to the disposal site under Route 52, with eventual transport to Wildwood for disposal.Additionally, ACT Engineers continue to have surveyors in the back bays measuring the material that has accumulated in the dredge areas since Hurricane Sandy. This updated survey will allow ACT Engineers and the city to demonstrate to the state and federal governments the need for timely permit approvals and common sense regulations.I hope everyone has a great weekend.Warm regards,Jay A. GillianMayor The following is Ocean City Mayor Jay Gillian’s weekly update to citizens posted on Friday, Sept. 25.
INCIDENT: Bank Robbery TD Bank 100 Block 9th StreetTIME: 1:06PMDETAILS:The Ocean City Police Department responded to a reported bank robbery at the TD Bank located in the 100 block of 9th Street. The police received a bank hold up alarm at 1:06pm. Information received was that the suspect had left the bank in an unknown direction. An undisclosed amount of money was taken by the suspect. The suspect handed the bank teller a note indicating that he had a gun and demanded money. No weapon was seen by the bank teller. There were no injuries to anyone at the bank during the incident.At this time an investigation is being conducted by the FBI, Cape May County Prosecutors Office, Cape May County Sheriff’s Office and the Ocean City Police Department. Anyone with information about the robbery or can assist in identifying the suspect should contact the Ocean City Police Department at (609)399-9111 or the Cape May County Crime Stoppers at (877)465-2801.Attached to this release are photos of the bank robbery suspect.
High wastage levels have been reported at some plant bakeries, due to the new UK wheat harvest.The Home Grown Cereals Authority said last week that hagberg falling numbers (starch integrity) and protein content on the new harvest was poor, and now plant bakers have reported problem loaves, particularly with wholemeal and additive-free breads.Industry sources say that some plant bakers are seeing wastage levels from 5% to over 20%.British Bakeries milling and baking technical director Paul Molyneux said: “There has been increased waste in our bakeries due to this very troublesome crop.” Joe Street, MD of Banbury’s Fine Lady Bakeries added: “This crop is more difficult than any other I have experienced. It is hard to keep loaf shape, and problems show up particularly in bread with incorporations.”Cheshire’s Roberts Bakery technical manager Alison Ordonez said there were widespread problems, particularly among plant bakers that relied on Group 1 English wheat. She said: “We have had to review formulations as we switch to the new flour. It’s not the protein level that is a problem, the dough lacks body and there is little oven spring.”Improver manufacturers say they are visiting customers to find a solution. Paul Morrow, MD of British Bakels commented: “Our technical staff have been working flat out, to overcome the problem of collapsing loaves, causing them an average of 5% wastage. Bakers are experiencing side-walling of bread made with the new flour [sides are concave]. We may yet see this with rolls [dough blisters].”Derek Kemp, head of the bread focus division at supplier BakeMark UK commented: “Our technical staff are all visiting clients to help sort out the problems, which mainly lie with brown and wholemeal bread. We are looking at reformulating our improver.”Sara Autton, technical specialist at ingredients distributor Fermex, said the firm was reviewing its improver formulation. Bakers may also have to change processes.Wheat specification was also likely to be a challenge on products that require strong cake flours, such as for Christmas cakes, croissants and crackers, she said.Gary Sharkey, head of wheat procurement at miller Rank Hovis said quality issues with wheat grown in the UK meant most millers were sourcing from abroad. “Importing wheat is also favourable because it is almost the same price as UK wheat. This year’s wheat seems worse compared to 2006’s near vintage harvest.”Paul Matthews, joint-MD of miller FWP Matthews, said: “The quality of the English wheat in our area, the Cotswolds, is poor. We’ve had to import wheat from Canada to blend with English wheat. For bakers, the transitional period will be troublesome.”
Bakery business Aryzta is facing calls from shareholders for a major shake-up of its executive board.A group of investors is looking to remove chairman Gary McGann and board members Annette Flynn, Dan Flinter and Rolf Watter.The investor group, which is made up of shareholders Cobas Selección, Cobas International and Veraison Sicav, also wants Kevin Toland removed from the board to focus on his role of chief executive officer.In their place, the shareholders would elect Urs Ernst Jordi as chairman, and Armin Bieri and Heiner Kamps as members of the board, and onto the compensation committee.Aryzta has responded that the board would consider the request from the shareholders for an extraordinary general meeting.News of the move by shareholders comes a week after Aryzta announced it had appointed Rothschild & Co to undertake a review of all strategic and financial options available to maximise stakeholder value.The business has been reducing costs and restructuring in recent years, and has reported declines in revenue from its European and North American operations in its recent trading updates.The company has sold Signature Flatbreads back to its founders and disposed of a 43% stake in French frozen food business Picard.Most recently, Delice de France has been demerged from Aryzta through a management buyout. Under the terms of the deal, Delice de France will continue an ongoing exclusive relationship with Aryzta.
Legendary NBA player Bill Walton is something of an icon in the Grateful Dead universe, as the 7-foot center has been attending Dead shows for decades. He’s even taken on a more prominent role in the scene as of late, helping to champion the Fare Thee Well reunion celebrations last summer and appearing for Dead & Company’s New Year’s Eve stunt in Los Angeles, CA.Hopefully Walton’s fateful puff of the giant flying joint on NYE will make it into Walton’s new memoir. Titled Back From The Dead, Walton’s new book was released yesterday, March 22nd, and chronicles his tenure as a professional basketball player, alongside his extreme passion for the Grateful Dead.According to the Amazon description, “This inspiring memoir from sports and cultural icon Bill Walton recounts his devastating injuries and amazing recoveries, set in the context of his UCLA triumphs under John Wooden, his storied NBA career, and his affinity for music and the Grateful Dead.”One quick peek into the table of contents, and we see the first chapter is called “One Way Or Another, This Darkness Got to Give,” a famed lyric from the Dead’s “New Speedway Boogie.” “Feel Like A Stranger,” “Help On The Way, “Eyes Of The World” and more also make appearances as chapter titles.You can find out more about the book, and purchase it, via Amazon.
NoPublic Events Scheduled Public AppearanceSchedule of Governor Jim DouglasMonday, November17, 2008 – Sunday, November 23, 2008Schedule Subjectto ChangeNOTE: View the Governor’s Public Appearance Schedule Dailyat:www.vermont.gov/governor(link is external) 10:00 a.m. NationalLife Solar Panel Press Conference NationalLife Drive, Montpelier NoPublic Events Scheduled Wednesday, November 19, 2008 xxxx Sunday, November 23, 2008 NoPublic Events Scheduled 5:00 p.m. White River Junction Turning Point CenterGrand Opening Olcott Drive, White River Junction NoPublic Events Scheduled 1:00-1:45 p.m. PressConference Pavilion Building, 5th Floor, Montpelier Friday, November 21, 2008 1:30 p.m. MobilePoultry Processing Unit Unveiling StateHouse, Montpelier Saturday, November 22, 2008 Tuesday, November 18,2008 Thursday, November 20,2008 Monday, November 17, 2008 2:45 p.m. EmergencyBoard Meeting Pavilion Building, 5thFloor, Montpelier