The Harvard men’s basketball team did its part with a 72-62 win over Brown Saturday night at Lavietes Pavilion and Dartmouth returned the favor, upsetting Yale 59-58 to give the Crimson a share of the Ivy League championship and force a one-game playoff to decide the Ancient Eight’s bid to the NCAA tournament.The playoff game will be held at the Palestra in Philadelphia on March 14. Game time has not yet been announced.By clinching a share of its fifth-straight Ivy title, the Crimson becomes the first Ancient Eight team to win that many crowns consecutively since Penn between 1978-82.For the full story, visit the Harvard Athletics website.
By Dialogo February 24, 2011 In an effort to maximize communication with the Afghan population and to honor their customs, coalition forces are training female engagement teams to interface with local women in Parwan province. Female engagement team training teaches service members and civilians to communicate with Afghan women without offending their way of life. The five-day course consists of Pashto and Dari language training, Afghan religion training, Afghan cultural training and many other lessons to prepare the students for future engagements. “The female engagement team has been around for the past nine years, we are just starting to put a name on it now,” said U.S. Army Lt. Col. Teresa Wolfgang. “Fifty percent of the Afghan people are women; if you ignore 50 percent of the population, you’re not going to get that much information. This is Afghan culture and we have to respect it, that’s where the female engagement team comes into play.” The female engagement team has many roles when talking to Afghan women out on patrol. “The female engagement team helps connect the local populous to the government in a more direct fashion that has been done in a while,” said U.S. Army 1st Lt. Lindsey Pawlowski, a female engagement team member. “It provides an opportunity to gather information from Afghan women within a town.” During missions, female engagement team members can assist in accomplishing the task and purpose for the patrol, as well as get the other side of the story from the local females in the village, said U.S. Army Col. Stephen Bentley, coalition forces. “During the patrol after-action report, the female engagement team members will report their findings as well as what the other soldiers found out from the males of the village, so it will give you on the ground-truth situational awareness of the village,” Bentley explained.
That exercise will be conducted with the Argentine Air Force’s (FAA) “El Plumerillo” Fourth Air Brigade, which is considered the FAA’s premier advanced training unit, the website Defensa reported. “The scenario will be set in Puerto Montt, Chile, with an earthquake, a tsunami, and a volcanic eruption all within this hypothetical, natural disaster scenario,” Col. Espino explained. “In Argentina, they will conduct a planning exercise based at an Air Operations Center that will review virtually [the Puerto Montt scenario] using software provided by the FAA.” Uruguayan officials were proud to host the planning event for Virtual Cooperation IV from November 9-13. “We feel that we all work well together, and as the country that founded this system in 1985, we have constantly worked and contributed our human and material resources to SICOFAA’s objectives,” Col. Espino stated. “We are proud to host our partner nations from the Americas and try to bring to life the idea of being able to maintain this cooperation system and provide our assistance in maintaining it over time.” SICOFAA is an international, volunteer, and apolitical organization consisting of officers in Air Forces throughout the Americas whose goal is to promote working together in emergency situations, which include natural disasters and search and rescue missions. It also supports transport actions on missions requiring coordination among countries and the efficient use of Air Force resources. The organization includes Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, the United States, Uruguay, and Venezuela. “The challenge SICOFAA has accepted is to be prepared to take action when the situation calls for it, and to do so effectively and securely,” the Colonel stated. Cooperation exercises By Dialogo November 19, 2015 Very good The System of Cooperation among the American Air Forces’ (SICOFAA, for its Spanish acronym) 19th Committee recently met in Uruguay to foster bonds and coordinate a joint exercise that will focus on emergency situations when it’s held in Mendoza, Argentina, in April 2016. “Under a long-term strategic plan that was decided on previously, the purpose of this committee is to forge relationships and plan a strategy for what is going to happen during the Virtual Cooperation IV exercise related to humanitarian aid in the event of a natural disaster,” Uruguayan Colonel Sergio Espino, chairperson of SICOFAA’s 19th Committee, told Diálogo. SICOFAA members, including the United States, have participated in a variety of joint training exercises, with the most recent being Cooperation III, which was developed by the Peruvian Air Force and held in the cities of Lima and Pisco in April 2014. Air Force officers from 13 countries practiced carrying out humanitarian assistance and search and rescue missions in the event of a natural disaster. A little more than a year before that training operation, in March 2013, 12 countries attended the Cooperation II exercises, which was hosted by the FAA and strived to standardize procedures and how best to reach isolated areas during catastrophes and natural disasters. In October 2010, the Chilean Air Force (FAC) hosted Cooperation I at the Pudahuel, Santiago, and Tepual Air Bases in Puerto Montt, where 14 countries provided air support during an imaginary natural phenomenon, according to a Peruvian Air Force press release. The training paid dividends in August, when the FAC deployed helicopters and aircraft to aid flood victims in the northern cities of Tocopilla and Antofagasta, conducting round-the-clock operations, including transporting victims, medical supplies, and food, in addition to performing medical evaluations and airlifting those in isolated areas to safety.
The coronavirus pandemic that has slammed oil demand and prices is forcing energy majors to tighten their belts on exploration, even if finding new deposits remain essential to their existence.While the sector is increasingly diversifying into greener energies such as electricity and wind power, its core business remains oil and gas.”Questions abound over whether it is still profitable to look for oil given subdued demand growth prospects and a low-price environment,” Stephen Brennock, analyst at oil brokers PVM, told AFP. “The answer seems not, judging by the recent spate of massive hydrocarbon asset writedowns.”Set against this backdrop, I don’t expect a rebound in drilling in the medium-term. “Instead, oil majors will be forced to beef up their green energy portfolios in order to survive,” Brennock said.Slashed projects Compared to pre-virus plans, the energy sector has slashed exploration projects in UK North Sea waters by 70 percent and by 30 percent off the coast of Norway, according to research group Westwood.US oil giant ExxonMobil has cut its total exploration plans by 30 percent, or an investment reduction of $10 billion (8.4 billion euros).European rivals ENI, BP and Equinor have carried out similar moves, which have in turn hurt subcontractors including French oil services group CGG, which expects revenue to slump 40 percent this year.In the United States, more than 30 oil exploration and production companies have this year filed for bankruptcy, according to Texan law firm Haynes & Boone.If oil prices remain stuck around the current $40 per barrel level, a further 150 such companies could be lost by 2022, estimates research group Rystad Energy.”Drilling programmes will be hampered in the near-term, in particular in US shale areas but also elsewhere, because of immediate cost-cutting measures,” said JBC Energy analyst Raphaela Hein.”In the past, we have seen that massive capital expenditure cuts to majors’ budgets did not really impact their future production. “As such, we think that they will continue to look for new fields — maybe to a slightly lesser extent… and keep production within their long-term plans. “Of course this will contribute to ensuring their survival,” she added. Hein however said that Arctic projects appeared to be “economically unviable”.This despite the vast area forecast to have 13 percent of the world’s oil reserves and 30 percent of its undiscovered natural gas.In July, Russia’s Gazprom Neft and Anglo-Dutch giant Shell announced a partnership to explore in the Arctic.’Markets don’t believe’ While oil prices rebounded strongly after briefly turning negative in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, the world’s main oil contracts Brent North Sea and West Texas Intermediate have failed to build on those gains — and last week fell heavily to under $40.”Markets right now do not believe there is a future for oil,” said SEB analyst Bjarne Schieldrop. “For how long we’ll have reduced drilling depends on the oil price,” he added.Even so, the administration of US President Donald Trump in August approved oil and gas drilling in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, angering environmentalists in the process.While the oil price crisis is making the realisation of such projects unlikely, “political will may still trump” that, said Hein of JBC energy.Topics :
March 30, 2017 Latest News, Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today the nomination of former state Senator John Wozniak to serve on the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission.“Having served for two decades in the Senate, and many years prior in the House, John brings a wealth of experience and infrastructure knowledge to the Turnpike,” Governor Wolf said. “As the most recent Democratic Chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee, John showed tremendous leadership in bringing about Act 89 of 2013, the commonwealth’s most comprehensive transportation funding legislation in decades. In his new role at the Turnpike, I know John will remain a consistent advocate of a sustainable system of roads in Pennsylvania.”Wozniak has a long history of service to state government. After earning a B.A. in economics from the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown in 1978, Wozniak was elected to represent the 71st District in the House of Representatives in 1980. He served through 1996, before winning election to the Senate and assuming office January 7, 1997 to represent the 35th Senatorial District. Wozniak retired from the Senate on November 30, 2016. SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Gov. Tom Wolf Nominates John Wozniak to Turnpike Commission
Why cashed-up buyers are going rural Queensland’s Top 10 Happiest Areas: MORE: Clive Palmer buying out the neighbours Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58 In metropolitan areas of Queensland, it’s been a nice steady growth in happiness among sellers, the survey found. Picture: Jodie RichterQueensland has escaped the worst impacts of COVID-19 on the real estate market, with the pandemic having a smaller impact than fallout from the Banking Royal Commission and the 2019 Federal Election, a new survey found. A whopping 39 per cent of home sellers in Brisbane got a higher price than what they expected at sale time, according to the latest price expectation report from real estate agent ratings site, RateMyAgent.The survey of more than 33,000 Australians, tracked sentiment in the Australian property market, as well as seller satisfaction for the first half of 2020.South East Queensland was home to the majority of Queensland’s happiest home sellers – with nine of the top ten happiest areas hailing from the region. 9/1263-1265 Gold Coast Highway, Palm Beach, is on the market for offers over $650,000.Brisbane and Moreton Bay led with the highest proportion of sellers who got higher prices than they expected (39 per cent), followed by Scenic Rim and Redland (38 per cent), Logan (35 per cent), Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast (32 per cent), Fraser Coast (28 per cent), Lockyer Valley (27 per cent) and Ipswich (23 per cent). Brisbane (39% net above)Moreton Bay (39% net above)Scenic Rim (38% net above)Redland (38% net above)Logan (35% net above)Sunshine Coast (32% net above)Gold Coast (32% net above)Fraser Coast (28% net above)Lockyer Valley (27% net above)Ipswich (23% net above) (Source: RateMyAgent) ‘It’s taken a pandemic’ but 43pc ready to ditch home loans now Best on Show’s big winners RateMyAgent CEO and co-founder Mark Armstrong said vendor happiness in Queensland had bounced back during the COVID-19 second quarter, defying doom and gloom predictions. “What we’ve seen in the June quarter is an astounding turnaround in market confidence – after the initial shock in April wore off, consumer optimism is on the way back up and this is highlighted in our newest Price Expectation Report.”More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus8 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market8 hours agoHe said the survey found that the banking royal commission and the election in 2019 had a significantly more negative impact on vendor happiness than COVID-19 has had.“Over the last two years, supply has dropped around 30 to 35 per cent. So what happened with COVID-19 is in April everyone just froze. It was the height of uncertainty. People who were considering selling just left the market, and yet there was still buyer demand moving through the market. We saw a slight increase in vendor happiness in June and that was driven by that lack of supply.”“In metropolitan areas of Queensland, it’s been a nice steady growth in happiness since we saw it bottom out in 2018. Brisbane took a little dip in April because of that COVID-19 uncertainty but it found its feet again. Everyone thought COVID-19 was going to potentially decimate the property market but it hasn’t. Everyone realises that life goes on.”He said Queensland’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic was playing out well for the property market here. “The migration from Victoria and New South Wales is always reasonably strong in southern Queensland and maybe this will accelerate it or put a bit of upward pressure on it,” he said. “What’s shown during this pandemic is more densely populated areas run a higher risk of these pandemics. Queensland is such an enormous state with less people than Victoria and New South Wales. If people get hung up on the pandemic, a place like Queensland with so much room certainly augurs well for them.”“There’s still a reasonably high level of confidence in the market.” FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK
Share 9 Views no discussions Share Ainsworth Irish. (file photo)The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the Basic Needs Trust Fund (BNTF) has approved $1 million for the construction of a respite center in Portsmouth.An organization called Parents Advocating for Children’s Inclusion in Society has been seeking funding for the center to cater for disabled children in the North.President of the Society Ainsworth Irish has indicated that work on the project is expected to commence later this year.The government of Dominica has provided the land for the construction of the facility. A respite center is a facility where the mentally challenged children will be able to stay during the day while their parents work, however the children will not be allowed to overnight at the facility.“We are happy for that. We are extremely happy. This has been the dream of the organization for several years and to have it materializing is a big step,” he added,Meanwhile the organization is launching a grand raffle in Roseau on Saturday aimed at raising much needed funds for the organization.The raffle will be launched outside of Courts Dominica and 990 of the 1000 tickets have already been sold.Dominica Vibes News Sharing is caring! Tweet Share LocalNews $1 million approved for respite center in Portsmouth by: – April 6, 2012
LaJoie said in a statement. “When they see the car, hopefully it makes them race to the polls in November.” NASCAR driver Corey LaJoie’s No. 32 Ford car will debut a “Trump 2020” paint scheme in red, white, and blue this weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.Go Fas Racing, LaJoie’s racing team, partnered with the Patriots of America PAC, a political action committee advocating for the reelection of President Donald Trump, for the sponsorship. LaJoie’s car appears to be the first dedicated to the 2020 presidential election. LaJoie’s car appears to be the first dedicated to the 2020 presidential election.,NASCAR driver Corey LaJoie’s No. 32 Ford car will debut a “Trump 2020” paint scheme in red, white, and blue this weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.Go Fas Racing, LaJoie’s racing team, partnered with the Patriots of America PAC, a political action committee advocating for the reelection of President Donald Trump, for the sponsorship. LaJoie said in a statement. “When they see the car, hopefully it makes them race to the polls in November.”
February 7, 2020 DID YOU KNOW: New Mexico is ranked 22nd in the nation by scoring 78.9 points per game this season. Wyoming has only averaged 59.9 points per game, which ranks 310th.___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com NM looks for home win vs Wyoming Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditWyoming (6-18, 1-11) vs. New Mexico (16-8, 5-6)Dreamstyle Arena, Albuquerque, New Mexico; Saturday, 6 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: New Mexico looks for its fourth straight win over Wyoming at Dreamstyle Arena. The last victory for the Cowboys at New Mexico was a 70-68 win on Jan. 16, 2016. Associated Press SUPER SENIORS: New Mexico’s Corey Manigault, Zane Martin and Keith McGee have collectively accounted for 36 percent of the team’s scoring this season and have scored 57 percent of all Lobos points over the last five games.IMPROVING IN CONFERENCE: The Cowboys have scored 60.7 points per game to conference opponents thus far. That’s an improvement from the 57 per game they put up over 11 non-conference games.OFFENSIVE THREAT: Hunter Maldonado has either made or assisted on 44 percent of all Wyoming field goals over the last three games. The junior guard has accounted for 19 field goals and 10 assists in those games.LONG-RANGE THREAT: Wyoming’s Jake Hendricks has attempted 195 3-pointers and connected on 31.8 percent of them, and is 12 of 51 over his past five games.ASSIST-TO-FG RATIO: The Cowboys have recently used assists to create baskets more often than the Lobos. New Mexico has an assist on 34 of 76 field goals (44.7 percent) over its past three outings while Wyoming has assists on 35 of 66 field goals (53 percent) during its past three games.