Two Utah Beach Volleyball Stars Make Pac-12 2nd Team

first_imgMay 4, 2018 /Sports News – Local Two Utah Beach Volleyball Stars Make Pac-12 2nd Team Brad James Tags: Adora Anae/August Raskie/Dani Barton/Lindsey Vander Weide/Nele Barber/Sasha Karelov/Utah Beach Volleyball FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY-Earlier this week, a pair of Utah beach volleyball standouts made the All-Pac 12 second team as released by the Pac-12 conference.Senior Adora Anae and sophomore Dani Barton were each named to the squad while this marks Barton’s second-consecutive second-team honor after being named all Pac-12 last season. This is Anae’s first time making an all Pac-12 beach volleyball squad.Anae and Barton served as the Utes’ top pairing all season, posting a 10-7 overall record, including a 1-2 record in last week’s Pac-12 championship tournament.Anae and Barton first won against Loyola Marymount’s #1 pairing, as ranked by the Web site collegebeachvb.com.Anae and Barton then concluded the regular season with seven straight dual victories and won an eighth straight by besting Oregon’s Lindsey Vander Weide and August Raskie in the Pac-12 championships.Their best win of the season came in a two-set win over Long Beach State’s Nele Barber and Sasha Karelov, the #13 ranked team in the nation at the time.The Utes went 5-12 overall on the season, their best mark in school history, after winning two matches the previous season, which was their inaugural campaign. Written bylast_img read more

Music Of Cream Tour To Celebrate Psychedelic Rock Pioneers

first_imgThree relatives of Ginger Baker, Jack Bruce, and Eric Clapton will hit the road together to mark the 50th anniversary of pioneering psychedelic rock trio Cream’s farewell tour. Dubbed the “Music Of Cream Tour”, the outing will swing through much of Canada and the United States this fall.Ginger Baker’s son, Kofi Baker, Jack Bruce’s son, Malcolm Bruce, and Eric Clapton’s former nephew by marriage, Will Johns (the nephew of Patty Boyd and son of famed English producer Andy Johns) will join forces for the outing, which will kick off over a year after the trio embarked on a similar tour through the Australia and New Zealand. According to a press release, the group will perform Cream classics while backed by big screen footage and photos from the iconoclastic rock band’s heyday.“We had such an amazing response to our first tour in Australia and New Zealand that we’ve spent some considerable time adding to the show,” Bruce, whose father would have turned 75 years old today, said in a press release. “Now, we not only have this amazing legacy of music to play, but an opportunity to share some wonderful insights and stories with our audience. A backstage pass like no other, if you will.”“We also have a few surprises in store that we know people are going to really respond to, so we can’t wait to be on the road again playing these shows across North America this fall,” added Baker, who toured with his father for many years and used to lead a Cream tribute project called the Kofi Baker Cream Experience.According to the tour’s website, fans can expect to hear Cream favorites like “Spoonful”, “Strange Brew”, “Sunshine of Your Love”, “White Room”, “Crossroads”, and “Badge” during the Music of Cream Tour. Tickets information for the shows can be found via the tour’s website.Music of Cream Tour TrailerMusic of Cream Tour Dates:9/28 Ottawa, ON – Centrepoint Theatre9/29 Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre9/30 Quebec City, QC – Imperial Bell10/2 South Burlington, VT – Higher Ground10/4 Ridgefield, CT – Ridgefield Playhouse10/5 Woonsocket, RI – Stadium Theatre10/6 New Bedford, MA – Zeiterion Theatre10/7 Portland, ME – State Theatre10/9 Northampton, MA – Calvin Theatre10/11 Lynn, MA – Lynn Memorial Auditorium10/12 New London, CT – Garde Arts Center10/13 Concord, NH – Capitol Centre for the Arts-Chubb Theatre10/14 Jim Thorpe, PA – Penn’s Peak10/16 Englewood, NJ – Bergen Performing Arts Center10/17 Huntington, NY – The Paramount10/18 Glenside, PA – Keswick Theatre10/19 Waterloo, NY – The Vine at del Lago Casino10/21 Albany, NY – Hart Theatre Empire State Plaza PAC “The Egg”10/23 Red Bank, NJ – Count Basie Theatre10/24 Harrisburg, PA – Stage @ Club XL10/25 Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live10/26 Greensburg, PA – Palace Theatre11/1 Cleveland, OH – Playhouse Square – StateTheatre11/2 Newark, OH – Midland Theatre11/3 Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue11/7 Des Moines, IA – Des Moines Performing Arts Center11/8 St. Charles, IL – Arcada Theatre11/9 Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theater11/10 Cedar Rapids, IA – Paramount Theatre11/11 St. Paul, MN – Fitzgerald Theatre11/13 Wausau, WI – Grand Theater11/14 Madison, WI – Orpheum Theater11/15 Louisville, KY – Brown Theatre11/16 Cincinnati, OH – Bogartslast_img read more

USDA says new Listeria rule has made a difference

first_imgDec 3, 2004 (CIDRAP News) – Most firms that produce ready-to-eat (RTE) meat and poultry products have taken specific steps to prevent Listeria contamination since new federal safety rules took effect last year, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced this week. The document says that in the first 9 months under the new regulations, 76% of the plants had no “noncompliance records,” or violation notices, while 24% had been notified of some type of violation. The report doesn’t describe what kinds of violations were most common. About 51% of all RTE plants are classified as “very small,” and these accounted for 56% of the Listeria-related rule violations. Jun 6, 2003, CIDRAP News story on announcement of interim final rule on Listeriahttp://www.cidrap.umn.edu/cidrap/content/fs/food-disease/news/june0503listeria.html The report says that FSIS has found Listeria contamination on about 1% or fewer of recent RTE product samples. However, it cites limited evidence from other sources that 3% to 5% of RTE meats from retail delicatessens—which are not regulated by the USDA—may harbor Listeria. The FSIS said it would accept comments on the report as well as on the Listeria rule itself until Jan 31, 2005. (See FSIS news release link below for details on how to submit comments.) The report also says that no firms have availed themselves of an option under the new rules to cite Listeria-control measures on their product labels. The provision was intended to give companies an incentive to install newer control technologies, with the idea that citing these measures on labels would confer a marketing advantage, FSIS spokesman Steven Cohen told CIDRAP News. The USDA does not regulate retail delis, which are under the jurisdiction of the FDA and state and local health departments, according to FSIS officials. But the report recommends that the FSIS should increase comparisons of the levels of Listeria on RTE products at production plants and at retail delis. The report suggests that retail delicatessens may be a soft spot in defenses against Listeria. “Evidence indicates that slicing and packaging of luncheon meats at retail deli counters presents a significant source of exposure to L. monocytogenes,” it states. “Prevalence reported from these sources ranges from 3 to 5 percent in deli meat sliced at retail.” But more studies are needed, because the samples that yielded the data were small, the report says. The data come from unpublished findings from New York State and one published study. Dec 1 FSIS news releasehttp://www.fsis.usda.gov/News_&_Events/NR_120104_01/index.asp “Under the Listeria rule, ready-to-eat meat and poultry products are safer and public health is being better protected,” Elsa Murano, USDA under secretary for food safety, said in a news release. “If progress continues at the current rate, we should achieve the Healthy People 2010 goal of lowering the incidence of listeriosis to 0.25 cases per 100,000 people.” However, close to a quarter of firms that produce RTE products, such as hot dogs and deli meats, failed to comply with some aspect of the new Listeria rules in the first 9 months after they took effect, according to the report by the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). Random testing of RTE products this year, including tests on the riskiest products, has shown Listeria on about 1% of samples or less, the report states. In general sampling, 3 of 345 samples collected in the first 5 months of this year tested positive for the pathogen. In testing of the highest-risk products over the same period, 11 of 1,349 samples tested positive. In October 2003 the FSIS added a requirement that firms take specific steps to prevent Listeria contamination of RTE foods. The rule says producers must choose one of three approaches: (1) using both a “post-lethality” (post-cooking) treatment, such as heating, and a chemical growth inhibitor; (2) using either a post-lethality treatment or a growth inhibitor; or (3) using sanitation only. Firms using sanitation only are supposed to get the most FSIS inspections and those using the first approach the fewest.center_img The team reports that more than 87% of the nearly 3,000 plants that produce RTE meats have adopted at least one Listeria-related measure since the regulations took effect in October 2003. About 17% of the plants began using a post-lethality treatment to control Listeria, and 27% began using an antimicrobial agent or “other control process” in one or more of their RTE products. Also, about 59% of the firms started testing for Listeria or similar organisms on food-contact surfaces after the rules took effect, the report says. Listeria monocytogenes can grow on refrigerated meat and cause serious illness in pregnant women, elderly people, and others with weak immune systems. Largely because of the risk of listeriosis, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says these groups should not eat hot dogs or deli meats unless they are reheated, nor should they eat refrigerated meat spreads, refrigerated smoked seafood unless cooked, or products containing unpasteurized milk. See also: Full FSIS reporthttp://www.fsis.usda.gov/Oppde/rdad/frpubs/97-013F/LM_Assessment_Report_2004.pdf “This may be a way to differentiate their product from others,” Cohen said. “It’s a little early at this point to expect to see much of that. They would have to propose a label, and we’d evaluate it.” The new report was prepared by a 28-member FSIS team that was assigned to measure the effectiveness of all aspects of the Listeria regulations. The USDA began strengthening its Listeria rules for RTE meats in November 2002, after an outbreak in the Northeast involving at least 52 illness cases, seven deaths, and three miscarriages. That prompted the agency to require plants to start testing their surfaces and equipment for Listeria or else submit to increased testing by the FSIS. Previously the FSIS had tested RTE products but not plant equipment. In other items, the report says most of the small and very small plants producing RTE products didn’t receive or didn’t know about the FSIS compliance guidelines for the Listeria regulations. Cohen said he was confident that all the firms were aware of the regulations, since inspectors meet weekly with plant managers, but there may not have been “100% penetration on all the supporting materials that were available.” Nov 2002 CIDRAP News story on requirement that plants test environmental surfaces for Listeriahttp://www.cidrap.umn.edu/cidrap/content/fs/food-disease/news/listtests.html CIDRAP News story on recent FDA Listeria risk assessmenthttp://www.cidrap.umn.edu/cidrap/content/fs/food-disease/news/oct2103listeria.htmllast_img read more

Rain go away

first_imgA student bikes by Cromwell Field Monday in the rain. More than 0.6 inches fell in Downtown Los Angeles, causing minor campus flooding and by midafternoon a rainbow was visible on campus. The weather is expected to be sunny and in the 80s today.Aoyang Wang | Daily Trojanlast_img

DD LIFESTYLE: THE RIGHT SPORTS BRA – LESS BOUNCE MORE SUPPORT

first_imgFIT is the most important element of a sports bra. It is important to buy for function and not fashion.It might be a lovely colour and match your trainers but if it’s not giving you the support you need then it might be doing more harm than good.Not only does a lack of support feel uncomfortable, it can cause long-term problems as there are no muscles in the breasts so the ligaments absorbing most of the shock can be permanently stretched and cause breast damage. The average breast size of Irish women is a D cup (55% of Irish women).One study has shown that some women don’t exercise specifically because of the problems of supporting their bust.What are the key features to look for in a sports bra?There are three types of fit.*Compression bras are the old fashioned sort, with the breasts pushed against the chest wall using Lycra.Smaller-breasted women may feel they are given enough support from these.*Encapsulation bras are similar to traditional ones – lifting and separating.*Combination bras do a mixture of the two. Larger-breasted women should select one of these. 1.Look for sports bras that encapsulate each breast in a separate chamber; they reduce bounce and support better than simple shelf bras.2.Find a sports bra that comes in a cup and band size rather than just small, medium, or large; they usually fit more precisely.3.Look for high-performance fabrics that wick away sweat to minimize chafing.4.Before buying, jump, swing your arms, and move around. If a bra pokes, rubs, slips, jiggles, constricts your breathing, or bulges, put it back.  It should fit on the first hook; as it loses elasticity over time, you need room to tighten it. A woman’s breast size can change throughout the month, especially if you lose or gain weight, so it’s important to have the ability to slightly alter the bra’s size.5.The sports bra should be comfortable around the back and on the shoulders. If you are able to pull the back of the bra by more than a couple of centimetres, you either have a bra that is too big or one that is too over stretched. 6.Your sports bra should never have a birthday.DD LIFESTYLE: THE RIGHT SPORTS BRA – LESS BOUNCE MORE SUPPORT was last modified: April 25th, 2016 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:AdviceDonegal Daily Lifestylesports bralast_img read more

Plants’ International Travel Upsets Evolutionary Idea

first_imgThey may be rooted in soil, but plants really get around.  Some of them make it around the world.  One example has upset a long-believed evolutionary idea.    First of all, plants have a social life.  National Geographic published a story about how plants socialize and communicate.  “Plants have family values, too, it seems, with new research suggesting they can recognize close relatives in order to work together.”    Sometimes, another National Geographic article explained, they decide to go on vacation.  Using up their “frequent flora” miles, they can take to the winds and set down roots in distant lands.  Long distance travel by plants was assumed to be rare and random, but genetic studies of nine arctic species indicated they had traveled up to 1000 km from their starting place.    One such international travel escapade amounts to a conspiracy.  Kapok plants crossed an ocean to undermine Darwin, according to a story in Science Daily.  The trail of intrigue led from South America to Africa: “the kapok tree now is upsetting an idea that biologists have clung to for decades: the notion that African and South American rainforests are similar because the continents were connected 96 million years ago.”  To pull off this scheme, the kapok seeds found ways to cross the ocean.Another seed that enjoys ocean cruises is the mangrove.  The Moody film Journey of Life details how the long seed pods of this plant glide like submarines across the salty sea.  Upon reaching shallow water, one end becomes waterlogged and sinks, planting the pod upright in the sandy soil, ready to start a new mangrove forest.  The coconut is another world cruiser.    We should not feel sorry for plants, stuck as they are in one place.  They move and socialize and travel more than we imagine.  Would that science reporters would appreciate the design in plants instead of spinning their reports around the latest scare fads, like global warming.  Mars and Venus have global warming but nothing like kapok trees, mangroves and coconuts.(Visited 10 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Sasol to build new plant in Germany

first_imgSasol has also signed a cooperation agreement with a leading gas-phase polypropylene technology provider to qualify the application of Sasol’s purified tri-ethyl aluminum (TEAL) in their sensitive production process. Ensuring reliable supply “It also ensures the safe and reliable supply of a high-quality, key co-catalyst over long distances to customers worldwide”. “It will increase our ability to supply customers around the world”. “Leveraging the existing base product allows Sasol to enter this growing market relatively quickly with quality and availability assured”, Sasol’s Andre de Ruyter said in a statement last week. Sasol Olefins & Surfactants is the world’s largest producer of tri-ethyl aluminum during the production of alcohols at its Ziegler unit in Brunsbuttel, Germany and Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA. South African petrochemicals company Sasol is to build a purified tri-ethyl aluminum production unit at its plant in Germany – cementing its status as the world’s largest producer of the substance, which is used in the production of polyethylene and medium chain alcohols. Since the new plant will only use a small portion of available Ziegler plant resources, Sasol remains well positioned to develop additional capacity to meet future market demands.center_img The facility will be built at the Sasol Olefins & Surfactants plant in Brunsbuttel, Germany. It will have an initial annual production of 6 000 tons, and is expected to go on stream in early 2012. ‘World’s largest’ SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material The unit will enable Sasol to further benefit from of its existing strong position in the production and captive supply of TEAL. “With its many years of experience in the handling of TEAL, Sasol is able to ensure rigorous adherence to all safety requirements along the entire supply chain,” said Sasol Olefins & Surfactants managing director Fleetwood Grobler. 14 June 2010last_img read more

Energy Star Raises the Bar for Home Builders

first_img_New Standards Push the Energy Envelope 50% Past 2006 IECC_A couple of interesting announcements from Sam Rashkin, the national director of Energy Star for Homes: new standards that raise the bar, and a new program, Advanced New Home Construction, for the best builders in the country.The new Energy Star specs include the following:Thermal breaks in walls. When studs touch the inside and outside surfaces of a wall, they cut the R-value of the wall significantly.Correct installation of HVAC systems. EPA calls this “best practice installation.” Poor installations slash the efficiency of an HVAC system by 35% (or more!).Efficient water distribution, particularly for hot water. Hot water sitting in a tank, waiting to be used, cools. These standby losses at the tank are significant. According to Energy Star, standby losses in pipes can be equally significant.Better lighting, appliances, and plug-load management. These loads account for over half of electricity use in homes (major appliances—24%; lighting—18%; miscellaneous—14%).Size limits on Energy Star homes. The Home Energy Rating System (HERS), which scores Energy Star homes, inadvertently penalizes small homes by making it easier for very large homes to meet the energy efficiency requirements.Moisture control. Because tight houses have less drying potential, durability details must be well thought out.These updates lay the groundwork for another EPA program. Advanced New Home Construction will push the energy envelope 50% past the 2006 International Energy Conservation Code. To get there, builders will:Superinsulate the walls. An airtight wall with perfect insulation and no thermal bridging has a 50% higher R-value.Install super-efficient high-performance windows. They can block nearly 85% of solar heat gain while delivering R-8 thermal resistance. (Typical Energy Star windows block 70% of solar heat gain and deliver R-3.)Install airtight air handlers with high-efficiency variable-speed fans. HVAC systems often leak 35% of the air they transport. Half of that leakage is from the air handler. And today’s fans gobble up 70% more energy than necessary. Sealed air-handler units are available and super-efficient fans are about three years away.Install super-high-efficient HVAC equipment that’s SEER 18 (rather than 13) for air conditioning, >9.0 HSPF (rather than <8).Install solar domestic water-heating system. Most solar water heaters can handle 50% to 90% of the water-heating needs of a household.The Advanced New Home Construction program is not open to all builders; it has requirements for participation. As such, EPA is looking for “the nation’s most energy efficient builders seeking recognition as environmental leaders” to join the Advanced New Home Construction program.To learn more about the program, go to www.energystar.gov/homes next September.—Dan Morrison is managing editor of GreenBuildingAdvisor.com.last_img read more