The star behind the stripes

first_imgFacebook Linkedin Twitter Facebook Meet the 2021 Student Body Officer Candidates Olivia Waleshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/olivia-wales/ printA sea of purple floods into Amon G. Carter stadium, creating a heartbeat that pulses louder and louder with each passing minute under the blaze of the Texas sun. Of course, he’s there. He’s the first student at every TCU game, and the last to leave. Three purple “TCU” letters are likely painted on the back of his head. His vibrant purple and white striped overalls are a magnet for every eye, as he signals the next move for the purple sea of Horned Frog faithful. He is Patton Maynard, a fourth-generation Horned Frog and Fort Worth native who was born throwing up the “Go Frogs” hand sign. “He has the most school spirit of anyone I’ve ever seen in my life,” said Canali Miller, a fellow Dutchmen and senior musical theatre major. “He takes charge.” Patton Maynard leads the TCU student section at Amon G. Carter Stadium. Photo courtesy of Patton Maynard.A change in spiritGrowing up, Maynard, a senior political science and musical theatre double major, remembers a lack of spirit in the TCU student section. He arrived on campus determined to change that. Maynard formed a group called the Dutchmen, a spirit organization he named for former head coach Dutch Meyer, who led TCU football to two national championships in 1935 and 1938.He is now the head Dutchman and pushes to make the Dutchmen an official part of TCU athletics, like the cheerleaders and Rangers. The Dutchmen are at every TCU basketball and football game in the front row wearing purple and white striped overalls, leading the chants and preserving traditions while creating new ones, such as the Riff Ram chant. Maynard emphasizes that the Dutchmen are not student section leaders, but a student culture. “It’s the culture of TCU, it’s the history of TCU, it’s the camaraderie of TCU,” Maynard said. “Our point is to help create and encourage camaraderie.”‘A bald kid with a big smile’While Maynard has always loved the Horned Frogs, he hasn’t always been so extroverted. Throughout elementary school, Maynard was shy with a lisp. Sometimes people questioned if he was mute. “My sister used to talk for me because of my severe lisp,” Maynard said. “I would give her a look and she knew exactly what I wanted to say, so she would just say it for me.”The two of them were “inseparable,” Maynard said. When he was in elementary school, he was diagnosed with alopecia. The autoimmune disease, which affects nearly 7 million Americans, causes hair loss on the scalp and face. “I don’t know where I would be today without this illness,” Maynard said. Maynard said he became extroverted and gained self-confidence when he shaved his head in seventh grade.“I wanted to choose to make it something that I was happy about, I was proud about,” Patton MaynardPatton Maynard cheers on the Horned Frogs at a football game. Photo courtesy of Patton Maynard.John Walker, senior political science major and a childhood friend of Maynard’s, said when he met Maynard, he saw a “bald kid with a big smile.”“At the end of our first conversation, he said, ‘By the way, I don’t have cancer,’” Walker said. The two went on to be close high school friends at Lake Country Christian High School and college friends at TCU.“Alopecia hasn’t stopped him at all,” Walker said. “Nothing can phase him after that.”‘This is who I am’As a child, Maynard watched his sister, Megan Maynard, perform in dance recitals at Ed Landreth Hall. Today, she is a dancer at Disney World and Maynard is performing in his own shows at Ed Landreth. Maynard in a play. Photo courtesy of Patton Maynard.His love of theatre was sparked at summer camp. Then, in fourth grade, his teacher encouraged him to try out for a musical – he earned the lead.After that musical, and throughout his time in high school, Maynard continued earning big leads in shows such as “State Fair” and “Beauty and the Beast”. His last high school show, “Titanic”, moved him to audition for TCU’s musical theatre program just days before the deadline.“I realized that this isn’t something I just like to do, this is who I am,” Patton MaynardAt TCU, Maynard has performed in “The Real Inspector Hound.”“He is a very animated human being,” Miller said. “Also, he’s always on the move, always doing something for someone.”Nothing halfway“If I am asked to do something, I don’t do it halfway- no matter what it is,” Maynard said. “If you’re in a play and you have one line, don’t go out there and just throw that one line away. It’s important, it’s in there for a reason.”From working as a Frog Camp facilitator to serving as the student outreach chair for Student Government Association and becoming a member of Phi Kappa Sigma, Maynard values commitment to his passions. Maynard and his frog campers at Frog Camp Cultura. Photo courtesy of Patton Maynard.Maynard attended a celebratory dinner after initiation into Phi Kappa Sigma on February 12, 2019. Photo courtesy of Patton Maynard.Maynard, three-year SGA College of Fine Arts representative, speaks at an SGA meeting. Photo courtesy of SGA. As an incoming first-year student, Frog Camp Alpine was a catalyst for Maynard’s leadership at TCU.“He was super confident and outgoing at Frog Camp,” said Audrey Spiller, senior nursing major. “He was a natural leader.”Maynard later facilitated Frog Camps Cultura, Summit and Alpine, where he has encouraged numerous first-year students. “He can be high energy but he can also be super intentional and can have a one-on-one conversation with anyone,” Miller said. Margaret Koopman, senior movement science major, facilitated Frog Camp Cultura with Maynard during summer 2018. “Patton’s outgoing, amiable nature drew people in, both frog campers and facilitators,” Koopman said. “He truly cared about every individual there, and was always doing something to help someone else.”However, as Maynard enters his senior year, his legacy lies in the organization he brought to life: the Dutchmen. “Nothing would make me happier than coming back to campus in 50 years and seeing the Dutchmen, in their purple and white overalls, doing the exact same thing,” Maynard said. + posts World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Olivia Waleshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/olivia-wales/ Linkedin ReddIt Twitter Olivia Waleshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/olivia-wales/ ReddIt NewsCampus NewsLiving LegacySportsTop StoriesThe star behind the stripesBy Olivia Wales – August 30, 2019 2261 Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Olivia is a journalism major from Fayetteville, Arkansas. She enjoys running, hiking and planning adventures with her friends. When she is not writing, you can find her at the TCU Recreation Center, fiercely competing in any intramural sport. Chemistry professor misses first TCU basketball home game in 40 years due to pandemic restrictions TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history ‘Horned Frogs lead the way’: A look at TCU’s ROTC programs Olivia Waleshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/olivia-wales/ Previous articleSoccer dominates home opener in 6-0 win over Sam Houston StateNext articleVolleyball begins season with sweep over High Point Olivia Wales RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Olivia Wales Lessons of perseverancelast_img read more

Women’s basketball drop consecutive games for first time this season

first_imgFacebook ReddIt Twitter printKianna Ray (25) had 16 points in the loss to Texas Tech. Photo courtesy of GoFrogs.comDespite Lauren Heard’s career night, TCU women’s basketball was unable to complete their late comeback effort to defeat Texas Tech.The Horned Frogs nearly overcame a 15-point deficit but fell to Texas Tech 87-83 Sunday afternoon.TCU was down 72-57 with 9:41 to play in the final quarter and used an 18-6 run led by Jaycee Bradley to come within three. Bradley scored seven of her 14 points during the run. Texas Tech responded by going up four, 82-78, but Bradley hit a 3-pointer to bring the Horned Frogs within one.TCU couldn’t find the basket in the final minute and failed to complete the comeback.Heard finished with a career-high 28 points. The junior also scored her 1,000th career point, becoming the seventh-fastest Horned Frog to do so. Texas Tech was led by Lexi Gordon, who scored a game-high 30 points and made five of Tech’s 10 three-pointers. TCU made eight three-pointers in the game, with seven of them coming in the first half.With the loss, TCU falls to 20-7 overall and 11-5 in the Big 12.The Horned Frogs will travel back home to take on the Oklahoma Sooners this Wednesday for Senior Day.  Linkedin ReddIt Sam Fristachi Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Twitter Women’s Basketball falls in regular-season finale against Texas TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Sam Fristachihttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sam-fristachi/ TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Kianna Ray had 16 points in the loss to Texas Tech. Photo Courtesy of GoFrogs.com Samantha Fristachi is a senior from Massapequa, New York. She is a journalism and sports broadcasting major and a business minor. She hopes to be a sports broadcaster on ESPN one day. Linkedin Women’s Basketball on three-game skid after loss to Oklahoma Facebook Sam Fristachihttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sam-fristachi/ Women’s Basketball falls to Kansas State in overtime loss Sam Fristachihttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sam-fristachi/ Women’s basketball falls in Big 12 Championship quarterfinals to Baylor Sam Fristachihttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sam-fristachi/ + posts Previous articleWhat we’re reading: Buttigieg drops out of the race and COVID-19 continues to spread in the USNext articleBaseball looks to keep win streak alive against UTA Sam Fristachi RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Uzbek authorities release Kyrgyz journalist who was arrested at border

first_img Kyrghyzstani journalism student Erkhin Yakubjanov was arrested on 18 Julyby Uzbek frontier guards while reporting on the consequences of the Mayrebellion in Andijan. Earlier, freelance journalist Tulkin Karaev, who hasbeen hounded by the authorities since the rebellion, was forced to fleeinto exile News to go further ——————————————————– Help by sharing this information News News New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council 20 July 2005 Kyrgyzstani journalist arrested by Uzbek border guards and freelance reporter forced to flee into exile RSF_en Kyrgyz journalist Erkin Yakubjanov, who was arrested by the Uzbek authorities at the border between Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan on 18 July, was finally released at around midnight last night following pressure from international organisations and the Kyrgyz government. A fourth-year journalism student, Yakubjanov was detained when he requested an interview with Uzbek border guards. August 1, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Uzbek authorities release Kyrgyz journalist who was arrested at border Reporters Without Borders today criticised the Uzbek government’s “obstinate, determined and continual” efforts to harass the country’s independent journalists and crush all dissident opinion. It noted that Erkin Yakubjanov, a Kyrgyzstani journalism student in the southwestern city of Osh, was arrested on 18 July by border guards as he was investigating the 13 May crackdown on the rebellion in Andijan for the radio station network Dolina Mira. Freelance journalist Tulkin Karaev was also forced to flee the country on 2 July after systematic harassment by the authorities.”Journalists who dare to mention the events in Andijan are subjected to a witchhunt,” it said. “President Islam Karimov’s refusal to meet an international (UN, EU and OSCE) fact-finding mission to discuss the rebellion shows that the regime wants to cover up the matter.” It called on interior minister Zokirjon Almatov to free Yakubjanov at once and stop legal harassment of Karaev.Yakubjanov had tried to interview border guards in Dustlik but they arrested him for allegedly not having permission to work in Uzbekistan and said they suspected he worked for the Uzbek service of Radio Ozodlik/Radio Free Europe. He was in fact on assignment for Dolina Mira as part of a project by the Danish media support group IMS about the Andijan repression and its consequences in the region.Karaev, a freelance journalist working for the Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR), was forced to flee into exile on 2 July after being harassed since the events in Andijan. His apartment in the southern town of Karshi was watched round the clock by police and he was arrested on 4 June and held without trial for 10 days.His passport was confiscated and he was put under house arrest. He got his passport back on 23 June after appeals from several international organisations, including Reporters Without Borders. Karaev’s wife was contacted on 12 July by a person who said he had turned down a large bribe by the prosecutor in the southern region of Kashkadarya to provoke a row with Karaev, who was described as an “Islamist extremist.” The informant refused the offer on grounds that he personally knew the journalist. The plan would have allowed the authorities to charge Karaev with hooliganism and put him in prison again.Karaev worked for the Uzbek service of Radio Free Europe from 1998 to 2000 and more recently for the Uzbek service of Radio Iran and for IWPR, whose website (www.uznews.net) was forced to close down by the authorities after the crackdown in Andijan.center_img UzbekistanEurope – Central Asia Receive email alerts Uzbek blogger facing possible 10-year jail term Follow the news on Uzbekistan More than six years in prison for Uzbek blogger who covered corruption UzbekistanEurope – Central Asia News Organisation February 11, 2021 Find out more October 15, 2020 Find out more May 11, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Gardai on the run

first_imgWhatsApp Print Advertisement A NUMBER of Limerick based gardai helped rise €115,000 for Crumlin Children’s Hospital as part of the ‘Great Garda Run 2012’ Munich Marathon initiative. Tony Miniter, Dympna Bourke, Aoife Gerard and Noreen Hickey were part of the 103 member Garda team that raised the much-needed funds for the Children’s Medical Research Foundation at Crumlin Hospital. Participants in the ‘Great Garda Run 2012’ were joined by former World 5,000 metres Champion, Eamonn Coghlan, sports stars Malcolm O’ Kelly and Jack O’Shea as official team patrons. Twitter NewsLocal NewsGardai on the runBy admin – November 26, 2012 612 center_img Email Previous articleFare dodger avoids prisonNext articleShannon seeks Christmas independence for airport admin Facebook Linkedinlast_img read more

Donegal Deputy refuses to partake in today’s talks between Fine Gael and Independents

first_img Previous articleFuneral of Buncranna tragedy victims underwayNext articleWoman dies in hostpial following two car collision in Newtowncunningham yesterday admin Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Donegal Deputy refuses to partake in today’s talks between Fine Gael and Independents Homepage BannerNews Pinterest Google+ Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th WhatsApp WhatsApp Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twittercenter_img Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Facebook Google+ Talks are underway at Government Buildings where Fine Gael is hoping to build support for a minority government.But of the party’s negotiators Simon Coveney has again said any minority coalition will still need Fianna Fáil’s support.Donegal Deputy Thomas Pringle says he was approached Minister Coveney to partake in today’s talks.He’s been outlining why he didn’t attend:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/pringle530.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. By admin – March 24, 2016 Pinterest 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

This ‘simple-minded’ girl enjoys life’s simplest pleasures

first_imgLatest Stories Skip The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Maybe, I’m just simple minded.That thought came bubbling up to me as I was getting the dishwater ready. ­­I squirted a glob of Joy into the dishwater and a hundred bubbles, not much bigger than a pinhead, came floating up and simply filled my heart with — ‘joy.’ Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Published 9:25 am Saturday, March 26, 2011 I stood mesmerized as the tiny bubbles of rainbow colors popped, one by one, until there were none.My son came in the kitchen and caught me smiling to myself.When you get to be my age, you have to be very careful of the things you do. If you appear a little odd and repeat yourself too many times, well, they have places for folks like that. This ‘simple-minded’ girl enjoys life’s simplest pleasures Print Article By Jaine Treadwell Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Email the author By The Penny Hoarder Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson You Might Like Griffin: There are no ‘easy answers’ If Mike Griffin had an answer, you can bet he’d be the first to offer it. Griffin, who works with… read more Sponsored Content Book Nook to reopen I think of that often when I have the urge to lie on my back in the middle of the pasture and watch the clouds float by or the stars twinkling at night. Or, when I want to take off my shoes and walk barefoot along a sandy road or catch tadpoles in the shallow water of the fishpond.It’s been a long time since I made a mud pie or a frog house or took a ride on a little sapling’ tree or sipped the nectar from the honeysuckle vine or dusted my nose with a buttercup.I can’t remember the last time I made a sandcastle or whittled a stick away or dug a tunnel in the dirt or wrote my name in the dirt. But I remember doodling a bug and tying a string on a June bug’s leg and catching lightning bugs in a jar.As I stood there washing the dishes, those memories stirred so familiar in my mind, it was as if I were a child again, pulling back that sapling, straddling it and then lifting my feet and flinging myself into the air.I put down the dishrag, grabbed a “table spoon” and walked out the door because another memory was beckoning me. How long had it been since I’d dug for worms or hunted under rocks for crickets?I dug around in a shady spot until I found a wiggler, not a big one, but a wiggler nonetheless. Under a rock, I found a cricket or two. That was barely enough to satisfy my childhood fantasy. But, it would have to do.Until…I was driving along a sandy country and spied, for the first time this spring, a stand of Billy goat grass. I slowed enough to see that it wasn’t the thin stringy kind that’s so bitter it will turn your mouth inside out, but the fat juicy kind that is nature’s own “sweet tart.”I couldn’t help what my leg did. It did a knee jerk and my foot came back down on the brake and Maybell’s bumper nosed up sand.There I was on that lonely stretch of dirt road and the only sounds were the cawing of a crow and the chatter of finches. I bailed out of the car and searched for the fattest of the fat pieces of Billy goat grass, broke them off, pulled off my shoes and sat there by the roadside wiggling my toes in the sandy road and chewing on the sweetest Billy goat grass this side of heaven.The simply things in life are the best things in life. At least, that’s the way I see it.And, if anybody saw me sampling the simple things, they might think it odd that I would do such a thing. That worries me a bit because there are places for people who do things like that.Jaine Treadwell is features editor of The Messenger. You can reach her at [email protected] “I was just smiling at these soap bubbles,” I said realizing as soon as the words came out of my mouth that they had not come out the “right” way.My son glanced at the dishpan, nodded very accommodatingly and made his way out the door.I could have told him about blowing soap bubbles through the lid of a Mason jar and the joy of Mama buying me a bottle of soap bubbles with a magic wand at the dime store. But, then, he would have thought that odd, too.A friend gave me a wooden carved plaque with a little girl hanging by her heels from a tree limb. It reads, “Remember how simple life used to be.” Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Miriam Margolyes praises occupational health for coronavirus work

first_img Janet Lambley 3 May 2020 at 1:18 pm # Miriam Margolyes praises occupational health for coronavirus workBy Nic Paton on 24 Apr 2020 in Coronavirus, OH service delivery, Occupational Health, Personnel Today, Wellbeing Its always been a problem. Many people are unaware of the importance of Occupational Health in ANY workplace. Talking toolkits: unpicking Covid-19 return-to-work advice for occupational healthWith the UK now gradually reopening for business, organisations across the workplace health spectrum have been developing toolkits and resources… Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply.Comment Name (required) Email (will not be published) (required) Website Related posts: The actor Miriam Margolyes has given a heart-felt ‘thank you’ to the dedication and commitment of occupational health professionals working to protect the health, safety and wellbeing of NHS and other essential workers during the coronavirus pandemic.In an exchange with Professor Anne Harriss, who is due to take over as president of SOM (the Society of Occupational Medicine) in June, Margolyes expressed praise for the work of OH practitioners, as well as frontline NHS workers, in the fight against the pandemic.Margolyes, who is well known for her roles in Call The Midwife and the Harry Potter franchise, recorded a video for SOM in which she said: “I know that all those of you who work in occupational medicine, doing so much to look after the safety of the people who work for the NHS and all those in transport and shop workers, and I know that you are not properly recognised for the work that you do.“So this is my special ‘thank you’ to all of you who do occupational medicine. Thank you, bless you; keep going, stay safe.”Professor Harriss, who is Occupational Health & Wellbeing’s CPD editor, is set to be SOM’s first OH nurse president, and so Margolyes also expressed her thanks to OH nurses for “all you are doing; stay safe”.Margolyes said the contribution of OH was often being overlooked within the media coverage of the pandemic and, indeed, was often not well understood by the public.In a follow-up email to Professor Harriss, she said: “I know now through talking to you, that occupational health professionals are also on the frontline in that fight against the pandemic, keeping our NHS staff safe.“I didn’t realise their expertise covers so much: advising doctors, nurses and all health professionals on PPE use, fitting respiratory protective equipment, protecting cleaners and porters and supporting NHS team members to ensure their health and wellbeing – they’re there when needed. I couldn’t be more grateful.“And I now realise (and I didn’t before) that occupational health helps protect other essential workers outside the NHS – such as bus drivers, street cleaners, bin men and women, postal workers, shop workers, the police, fire service and the military who built the Nightingale Hospitals so fast.“They’re facing an unprecedented challenge. They have the same fears and anxieties we all do. I want to say a huge ‘thank you’ to all of them,” Margolyes added.center_img Previous Article Next Article Reply Occupational Health & Wellbeing research round-up: July 2020Sleep disturbance affects Covid-19 medicsAlmost 40% of paediatric healthcare workers in Wuhan experienced sleep disturbance during the Covid-19 pandemic… One Response to Miriam Margolyes praises occupational health for coronavirus work Coronavirus: lockdown ‘phase two’ may bring added headaches for occupational healthNiggles, aches, pains and anxieties stored up during lockdown need to be nipped in the bud before they become long-term…last_img read more

The First Wave of UHSAA Power Rankings Released

first_img Brad James Tags: UHSAA September 3, 2020 /Sports News – Local The First Wave of UHSAA Power Rankings Released FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailMIDVALE, Utah-Thursday, the Utah High School Activities Association released the first wave of power rankings for the fall season.In 1-A baseball, the Valley Buffaloes, sporting a record of 12-2, are currently in first place in the standings.They are followed by No. 2 Piute (10-2), No. 3 Wayne (9-4), No. 4 Wendover (5-0), No. 5 Panguitch (9-4), No. 6 Diamond Ranch (7-6), No. 7 Tabiona (3-4), No. 8 Intermountain Christian (4-5), No. 9 Bryce Valley (6-6) and No. 10 Manila (3-4).The Valley High Buffaloes are off to a 12-2 start, and are ranked No. 1 in our first 1A baseball RPI. View the full rankings at https://t.co/FoHA9OTs90. #MyReasonWhy pic.twitter.com/rcwqgTULGg— UHSAA (@UHSAAinfo) September 3, 2020The 2- A girls soccer RPI features RSL Academy clinging to the top spot. The Griffins are 3-3 but have bested Class 6-A schools Herriman and Bingham as well as Class 4-A squad Tooele and are currently on a 3-match winning streak.7-1 Parowan is No. 2 in the RPI, followed by No. 3 Rowland Hall (2-2), No. 4 Waterford (2-1), No. 5 Millard (5-3), No. 6 St. Joseph (3-1), No. 7 Beaver, (2-1), No. 8 American Heritage (0-3), No. 9 Gunnison Valley (2-3) and No. 10 Utah Military-Hillfield (0-2)[email protected] tops this year’s opening 2A girls soccer RPI. View the full rankings at https://t.co/FoHA9OTs90. #MyReasonWhy pic.twitter.com/G8ge6oyKJD— UHSAA (@UHSAAinfo) September 3, 2020In 3-A girls soccer, Morgan is No. 1 in the RPI as the Trojans have started the season 6-0. Thus far, Morgan has bested Class 5-A Box Elder, Class 4-A Bear River and Class 6-A Cyprus as well as fellow 3-A foes Manti and Juab and Class 2-A power Rowland Hall.They are followed by No. 2 Manti (6-1; 3-0 in Region 14 play), No. 3 Judge Memorial (4-2; 1-0 in Region 13 play), No. 4 Juab (5-2; 3-0 in Region 14 play), No. 5 Carbon (4-2; 1-0 in Region 12 play), No. 6 Delta (4-4; 2-2 in Region 14 play), No. 7 Richfield (3-4, 1-0 in Region 12 play), No. 8 San Juan (2-2; 0-1 in Region 12 play), No. 9 Grantsville (4-2) and No. 10 North Sanpete (3-4; 1-2 in Region 14 play).The undefeated @morgantrojans lead the way in the 3A girls soccer rankings. View the full rankings at https://t.co/FoHA9OTs90. #MyReasonWhy pic.twitter.com/sK1RIlmq8n— UHSAA (@UHSAAinfo) September 3, 2020 Written bylast_img read more

Bahrain Organizes Exercise Related to Gulf Region Mine Threats

first_img View post tag: News by topic View post tag: related May 16, 2013 Training & Education Share this article View post tag: Bahrain View post tag: Gulf View post tag: Naval View post tag: middle east View post tag: Defense Bahrain Organizes Exercise Related to Gulf Region Mine Threatscenter_img View post tag: Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today Bahrain Organizes Exercise Related to Gulf Region Mine Threats View post tag: Defence View post tag: Mine View post tag: Threats View post tag: Region Representatives from more than 40 nations have arrived in Bahrain to take part in the largest exercise ever staged to deal with the threat of mines in the Gulf region.Six ships and more than 600 sailors from the Royal Navy are taking part in the fortnight-long test of the response of the world’s nations and navies should anyone try to choke the sea lanes using mines.Thirty-five ships, diving teams and mine warfare experts from across the world accepted the invitation to the second IMCMEX – International Mine Counter-Measures Exercise – which is being staged from the Gulf to the Arabian Sea.The aim is to show that mines pose a real and present danger to the safe passage of shipping. This was demonstrated as recently as 2011 off the coast of Libya when pro-Gaddafi forces tried to block the port of Misrata with mines, which the Royal Navy minehunter HMS Brocklesby found and dealt with.Four of her sister Gulf-based British minehunters – HMS Ramsey, Shoreham, Quorn and Atherstone – plus Royal Fleet Auxiliary Cardigan Bay and new Type-45 destroyer HMS Dragon are taking part. The UK is also providing a mine warfare battle staff, diving teams, and medical experts.The Royal Navy is joined on the exercise by other mine warfare experts from across the globe including American minehunting helicopters, specialist dive teams, warships and robot submarines.The exercise follows the inaugural IMCMEX last September, which was billed as the biggest of its kind, although extra elements now mean this year’s exercise is on a grander scale.Although still focused on Mine Countermeasures, it also includes Maritime Security Operations and Maritime Infrastructure Protection events, recognising that maritime security for trade, energy and commerce extends from the port of origin to the port of arrival.IMCMEX 13 is hosted by U.S. Naval Forces Central Command / U.S. 5th Fleet and is being held in three phases: a three-day symposium on maritime infrastructure protection, an afloat operations phase, and a re-integration phase where participants discuss best practice and lessons learned for future exercises.This year, for the first time, the exercise is being run by the International Maritime Exercise Force (IMEF), a multinational partnership of contributing nations.The IMEF is led by a Royal Navy Commodore, Commodore Simon Ancona, who is also the United Kingdom Maritime Component Commander and Deputy Commander of the Combined Maritime Forces.Commodore Ancona said:“Over forty nations, 35 ships, 18 unmanned underwater vehicles and 6,500 servicemen and women are involved in this undertaking. The serials in which they are exercising are focused on an issue of fundamental importance to every nation – the maintenance of the free-flow of legitimate trade and energy at sea.“This exercise will allow the Royal Navy to operate with partners, practising skills that are among those that define its role.“Mine countermeasures and Maritime Security Operations are about the freedom of the seas, the arteries along which the life blood of global commerce and energy flow.”The Mine Countermeasures element of the exercise will cover surface, underwater and airborne mine countermeasures operations, international explosive ordnance disposal training, and diving operations.The Maritime Security Operations serials will introduce shipping escort operations and ‘visit, board, search and seizure’ elements to the exercise.These will include representatives from the maritime shipping industry who were involved from the start of exercise planning and will play a significant role in shipping escort events.The Maritime Infrastructure Protection portion of the exercise focuses on protecting maritime points of origin and arrival, such as ports or offshore terminals.Cdre Ancona added:“There is a growing realisation that shipping is vulnerable. Old lessons are being re-learned. We need to be able to fight the mine threat whenever and wherever it rears itself,” he added.“Any interruption of the choke points of the world matters to everyone. Thirty per cent of sea-borne oil comes through the Strait of Hormuz – up to 17 million barrels a day.“Suez, Bab al Mandeb, the Strait of Malacca are all equally important. Any blockage has an impact on world trade – and everyone feels that cold breeze.”Vice Admiral John W. Miller, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command / Commander, U.S. 5th Fleet added:“We are very pleased to see that more than 40 nations have joined us here to take part in this opportunity to enhance international naval capability to preserve freedom of navigation in international waterways.”[mappress]Press Release, May 16, 2013 View post tag: Exercises View post tag: holdslast_img read more


first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare We hope that today’s “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 that Evansville, Indiana has always been accepting of a practice known as “political patronage” when it comes to jobs that are financed fully or partially by public dollars?…it has been so entrenched that a former Evansville Mayor whom we shall not name has been quoted as saying “I get all of the credit and they take all of the blame” to justify appointing his political supporters to jobs under his control?…”political patronage” came about at about the same time that the Tammany Hall shake down tactics in New York City were being used to drain the public coffers to enrich the politically connected?… the one thing that “political patronage“ staffing never seems to require is any expertise at all with respect to the job that one is being appointed to?  …”political patronage” staffing is a dangerous artifact of the past and has no reason to exist in the present?…the need for competence as opposed to loyalty will someday drive ‘political patronage” staffing from local government, but until then shenanigans like putting campaign managers and workers into well-paid positions that are out of their league will continue?IS IT TRUE at 9:00 am today Evansville City Clerk Laura Brown Windhorst, 6th Ward City Councilman James Brinkmeyer, City Council Candidates Kaitlin Moore Morley, and Zac Heronemus are going to officially declare their intent to run in the 2019 City election?IS IT TRUE that we are told that the At- Large City Councilmen Jonathan Weaver is still considering running for Mayor? …we are hearing that many people are encouraging him to run for Mayor?IS IT TRUE that 2nd Ward City Councilwoman Missy Mosby wii announce that she will run for re-election in a couple of weeks? …that on January 14, 2019 Dr. D’Angelo S. Taylor will announce that he will be a City Council candidate in the 2nd Ward primary?IS IT TRUE that Ben Trockman won’t be a candidate for the 1st Ward City Council seat? …Alex Burton is postured to announce that he will be a candidate for the City Council 4th Ward once Connie Robinson declares she’s retiring from politics?IS IT TRUE that the State of Indiana is considering a whopping $2 per pack tax on cigarettes?…some may attribute this to some mental enlightenment in Indianapolis but other more astute people will see this for what it is which is a tax grab on Hoosiers who are addicted to smoking?…that the tobacco dependent State of Kentucky raised the taxes on cigarettes by 50 cents a pack last year and saw a measurable decrease in smoking across the river?…years and decades of ads targeting smokers across the river had little impact but 50 cents a pack got them to cut back?…economic penalties always seem to be the most impactful way to curb destructive behavior whether it is fastening seat belts, wearing a helmet while driving a motorcycle or cutting out the tobacco?…human nature is fearful of losing and losing 50 cents has motivated many Kentuckians to stop smoking in the Bluegrass State?…this will work in the Hoosier state too if the state legislature puts on their big boy pants and votes this tax in?IS IT TRUE that after all of these years that started with the admonition by Evansville City Councilman Dr. Dan Adams at the downtown Evansville Rotary Club, Evansville is still one of the only medium sized cities in the nation not to have imposed a smoking ban indoors?…that was cowardice of the highest order and showed a government addiction to tax money from places where smokers gather?…several City Council members over the years have called upon the State of Indiana to bail them out from the albatross of a smoking ban and it has never happened?…perhaps this $2 tax will help?…high taxes on cigarettes have helped reduce smoking everywhere with or without bans and it is about time that Indiana joined the modern world?…both the Weinzapfel and Winnecke Administrations have hid from this like a child hides from a ghost?…the option to save ourselves has been squandered time and time again in the name of keeping the tax dollars flowing and the graveyards growing?IS IT TRUE we wonder what the status of the multi-million dollars “Johnson Control Smart Meter” project that was started right after Mayor Winnecke  took office?IS IT TRUE Its time that our City officials take a serious look at both the Veterans Memorial Coliseum and Mesker Amphitheater and see how we make them once again a major part of our social, cultural and entertainment offerings?IS IT TRUE the most effective members of the Evansville City Council Finance Committee were John Friend, CPA and Curt John?IS IT TRUE that Willy Taylor did an outstanding job when he served as a Vanderburgh County Councilmen? …James Raben is also doing a creditable job as a member of the Vanderburgh County Council?IS IT TRUE that the most effective Vanderburgh City Tax Assessors were Jim Angermier and Cheryl Musgrave?IS IT TRUE that Tom Ossenburg and Dave Mosby were very good County Commissioners? …That both Ben Shoulders and Cheryl Musgrave are making good decisions for the taxpayers of Vanderburgh County?IS IT TRUE that Betty Knight Smith, Marsha Abell Barnhart and Shirley Cox did a great job in the Vanderburgh County Clerks office? …current County Clerk Carla Hayden is doing a bang up job?IS IT TRUE that Rick Davis was an outstanding Vanderburgh County Treasurer?  …that Susan Kirk is doing a great job in that office?IS IT TRUE that Eric Williams, Brad Ellsworth and Jim DeGroote were outstanding Vanderburgh County Sheriffs? …that current Sheriff Dave Wedding is doing a great job?Todays“Readers Poll” question is: Who was the most effective President of the Evansville City Council?Please go to our link of our media partner Channel 44 News located in the upper right-hand corner of the City-County Observer so you can get the up-to-date news, weather, and sports.If you would like to advertise on the CCO please contact us at City-County [email protected]: City-County Observer Comment Policy. 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