March 23, 2019 /Sports News – Local Utah Baseball Falls in 12 Innings to No. 3 Stanford Stanford broke the tie in the bottom of the 12th, scoring one run on two hits to earn the win.The loss drops the Utes to 7-11 overall and 1-4 in Pac-12 play.Stanford and Utah will play the final game of the series on Sunday, March 24. First pitch is at 2 p.m. Tags: Pac 12/Utah Utes Baseball Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPALO ALTO – Utah baseball battled No. 3 Stanford all day after falling down 5-0 early, pushing the Cardinal to extra innings, but Stanford scored a run in the bottom of the 12th to secure the victory and the series at Sunken Diamond on Saturday, March 23.Erick Migueles had three RBI going 1-4 with a two-run home run and a sacrifice fly.After Utah found themselves in a deficit early, they scored runs in three straight innings to take a 6-5 lead.The offense got going in the third when they scored three runs on three hits. Oliver Dunn singled through the right side scoring Matt Richardson. Next up, Zack Moeller drew a walk and Migueles hit a sacrifice fly to score one and then an errant throw scored Chase Fernlund.Fernlund got an RBI in the fourth, and Migueles hit a two-run home run in the fifth to give the Utes the lead, 6-5.Stanford tied the score up in the bottom half of the fifth with a solo homer to center.Dustyn Schramm started out shaky in his first game starting, but settled in and only gave up one hit after the second inning. His final line was 5.0 innings pitched and gave up six runs on eight hits.Brett Brocoff relieved Schramm and had a great outing pitching 6.2 innings and only giving up one run on seven hits. His pitching helped push the game to extras.Shea Kramer had a single in the 11th inning to give the Utes their first base runner in extras, but was caught stealing helping the Cardinal get out of the inning tied. Robert Lovell
SAP UFAM is a joint solution of SAP and Russian IT firm OIS, which combines production processes in a single system SOCAR embarks on digital field project based on SAP UFAM solution. (Credit: mhouge from Pixabay) The State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) has launched a digital field project, which involves the digital transformation of its oil and gas production by deploying the SAP UFAM solution.The start of the industrial operation of the solution is slated for June 2020, said the Azerbaijani oil and gas company.SAP UFAM is a joint solution of SAP and Russian IT firm OIS, which combines production processes in a single system and will be integrated into the digital core of the enterprise – SAP ERP.Powered by SAP Hana, OIS UFAM is a digital upstream platform that enables the automation of the consolidation of information pertaining to all activities in oil and gas field operations.SOCAR field development vice-president Yashar Latifov said: “SOCAR strives to use advanced technologies in business processes and production, while setting industry standards for oil production and supporting the government policy on digitalization of the economy.“The implementation of UFAM platform will consolidate disparate data from various production systems. It will carry out integrated analysis to ensure that wells are operated in accordance with the approved potential, and also optimize geological and technical measures.”A consolidated team from Azerbaijani company, SAP Digital Business Services, OIS, and Caspian Innovation Center, a joint venture of SOCAR and IBM, are said to be creating a single data source. This data source is expected to enable integrated planning, modelling, analysis and tracking of all oil production processes.By launching the SAP UFAM for industrial exploitation, the Azerbaijani oil and gas company will achieve the goal of a standardised approach to planning, which will ensure performance record of all production services impact the output. As a result, the intraday shortage is expected to be reduced significantly.The digital field project is also anticipated to help the company achieve the goal of realizing a permanent asset model in the integrated modeling subsystem to help with decision making and calculating the pattern of static and also dynamic constraints.Furthermore, all business facilities such as well, pipeline, energy facilities, ground equipment, and others will be shown on the map of monitoring panel in real mood with a presentation of their passport, target and presently used operation parameters.SAP CIS CEO Dmitriy Pilipenko said: “SAP UFAM is the first product developed in the CIS and included in the global SAP price list. This means that the solution meets high international standards and local customer needs as well.“The system takes into account many indicators in its work, from the reservoir to the oil delivery unit, which allows us to transform production processes.”
WILTON – Town officials are preparing for the fall season after gaining approval from the Board of Selectpersons; discussions were lead by Recreation Department Director Frank Donald and Chief of Police Heidi Wilcox.Town Manager Rhonda Irish said the town received a grant from the state specifically geared toward encouraging healthy, outdoor activities. In collaboration with Healthy Community Coalition, the Keep ME Healthy grant at $41,646 will provide funding for various COVID-19 related requirements such as personal protective equipment, sanitizing materials and signage for the town’s parks and playgrounds. Donald said the Recreation Department has been offering a variety of outdoor activities all summer long, for both adults and children, and the funding will allow them to continue programming with added safety measures in place.About $17,500 of the grant will be used for an electronic sign that can be mobile for different outdoor events and will be designated for COVID-19 related messages to the public. Irish said they plan on hiring a person to specifically be on the task of keeping sport spectators and athletes in line with regulations. Several no-contact hand sanitizer dispensers are being purchased for Kinneowatha Park, as well as a water bottle filling station.“I think we’re covering the bases pretty well,” Donald said.Chief Wilcox proposed an idea to the board for Halloween night; “Truck or Treat” will offer a healthy version of trick or treating that families can participate in safely, she said. Wilcox proposed closing down Main Street on the afternoon of Halloween, from 3:30 p.m. to 5, and only from Foot City to China Wall. She said she will vet up to 50 people to hand out candy along the designated path, and no other pedestrians will be allowed in the area. Candy distributers will be screened for COVID-19, and stationed 20 feet apart. Families and costumed children can ride in the back of trucks or other vehicles to receive the candy.Wilcox said she is hoping to get the event live streamed, and to get businesses and the public library involved with the event as well.“It’s a way to let our kids still have something for Halloween,” she said.The idea was approved unanimously.
The Allman Betts Band are gearing up to release their debut album, Down To The River, due out June 28th via BMG. The new record was appropriately recorded at the legendary Muscle Shoals Sound Studio in Muscle Shoals, AL and produced by Grammy Award winner Matt Ross-Spang (Jason Isbell, Margo Price, John Prine, Elvis Presley).Down To The Record also features special guest collaborations with Peter Levin, B3 Hammond player from the Gregg Allman Band, and Chuck Leavell, former Allman Brothers Band keyboardist and current musical director for the Rolling Stones.On Friday, the torch-bearing family band, which features Allman Brothers Band offspring Devon Allman, Duane Betts, Berry Oakley Jr., as well as Johnny Stachela, Johnny Ginty, R Scott Bryan, and John Lum released the album’s first single, “All Night”, which you can listen to below:The Allman Betts Band – “All Night[Audio: The Allman Betts Band – Topic]In addition to their world tour dates, The Allman Betts Band will join John Fogerty on the road for select dates later this summer with stops in Providence, RI; Portland, ME; and Boston, MA as well as a performance at Radio City Music Hall in NYC. Additional tour dates are expected to be added soon.“Anytime you get to play with your heroes it’s a dream come true, but John Fogerty, that’s pretty special. We are beyond honored to share the stage with him on these upcoming dates,” says Betts in a press release. “As a longtime fan of CCR, I’m so amped up to do some shows with one of the best voices in rock music,” adds Allman.Check out the tracklisting of the new album below, as well as The Allman Betts Band’s full tour schedule, and head to their website for additional information.The Allman Betts Band – Down To The River Tracklist:All NightShinin’TryDown To The RiverAutumn BreezeGood Ol’ DaysMelodies Are MemoriesSouthern AccentsLong GoneView TracklistThe Allman Betts Band – Down To The River 2019 Tour Dates:May 6, Oklahoma City, OK @ Tower TheaterMay 8, Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon TheaterMay 9, Salina, KS @ Stiefel TheatreMay 10, Dallas, TX @ Kessler TheaterMay 11, Houston, TX @ Heights TheaterMay 12, Austin, TX @ MohawkMay 14, Lubbock, TX @ Cactus TheaterMay 15, Albuquerque, NM @ National Hispanic Cultural CenterMay 16, Tucson, AZ @ Fox TheaterMay 17, Flagstaff, AZ @ Orpheum TheaterMay 19, Chandler, AZ @ Chandler Center for the Performing ArtsJun 8, Garberville, CA @ Redwood RunJun 14, Lowell, MA @ Lowell Summer Music SeriesJun 15, Utica, NY @ Stanley TheatreJun 18, Kent, OH @ The Kent StageJun 19, Three Oaks, MI @ Acorn TheaterJun 20, Cincinnati, OH @ Taft Theatre BallroomJun 21, Columbus, OH @ Express LiveJun 22, Kokomo, IN @ Foster ParkJun 23, McMinnville, TN @ Cumberland CavernsJun 25, Bristol, TN @ Paramount TheaterJun 26, Rocky Mount, VA @ Harvester PACJun 27, State College, PA @ State TheatreJun 30, Winter Park, CO @ Blues from the TopJul 5, Westhampton, NY @ Westhampton Beach PACJul 6, East Hampton, NY @ John Drew Theater at Guild HallJul 7, Norwalk, CT @ Wall Street TheaterJul 8, Ocean City, NJ @ NJ Music PierJul 16, Munich, DE @ Backstage HallJul 17, Luxembourg, LUX @ RockhalJul 23, Cologne, Germany @ KantineJul 24, Amsterdam, NL @ ParadisoJul 29, Hamburg, DE @ MarkthalleJul 30, Berlin, DE @ LidoJul 31, Nürnberg, DE @ HirschAug 9, Providence, RI @ Bold Point Park*Aug 11, Portland, ME Maine @ Savings Pavilion*Aug 13, Boston, MA @ Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion*Aug 15, New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall*Aug 29, St. Charles, IL @ The Arcada TheaterAug 30, Fort Wayne, IN @ Sweetwater Performance PavilionSep 1, Lakeville, PA @ Cove Ent ResortsSep 13, Colorado Springs, CO @ Pikes Peak CenterNov 1, Auburn, AL @ Woltosz Theatre* w/ John FogertyFestival DatesMay 18, Dana Point, CA @ Doheny Blues FestivalJun 16, 2019 Bethel, NY @ Mountain JamJun 28, Rochester, NY @ Rochester Jazz FestivalJun 29, 2019 New Martinsville, WV @ Back Home FestivalJul 2, Milwaukee, WI @ SummerfestJul 14, 2019 Suwalki, Poland @ Suwalki Blues FestivalJul 20, 2019 Maidstone, UK @ Ramblin’ Man FairJul 21, Peer, Belgium @ Peer Blues FestivalJul 25-28, 2019 Scranton, PA @ Peach Music FestivalJul 25-28, 2019 Breitenbach, GER @ Burg Herzberg festivalAug 2, Notodden, Norway @ Notodden Blues FestivalAug 10, 2019 Duluth, MN @ Bayfront Blues FestivalAug 24, 2019 Arrington, VA @ LOCKN’ FestivalSep 5-8, 2019 Las Vegas, NV @ Big Blues BenderSep 14, Telluride, CO @ Blues & Brews FestMORE DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED!View Tour Dates
Steven Shapin, the Franklin L. Ford Research Professor in the History of Science, whose scholarship has had a wide-reaching impact on both the history and sociology of science, has been awarded the 2014 Sarton Medal for Lifetime Scholarly Achievement by the History of Science Society.The prestigious award is the highest honor bestowed by the History of Science Society. It recognizes George Sarton, the founder of the journal Isis, and one of the founders of the modern phase in the history of science. The Sarton Medal has been awarded annually since 1955 to an outstanding historian of science selected from the international scholarly community.“It is, of course, a great honor — which I take to honor the Harvard department as a whole,” Shapin said of the award. “For my part, I was as surprised as I was delighted, not least because I’ve spent all of my working life prior to coming to Harvard 10 years ago in an interdisciplinary ‘science studies’ program and in a Department of Sociology. I’ve never much minded what discipline I belonged to or for what sorts of scholars I was writing, but disciplines, after all, count for a lot. People who dislike my work tend to assign it to some discipline other than theirs, but if I had to live in any one academic place, the history of science would be home and the History of Science Society, founded 100 years ago by Harvard’s George Sarton, is the discipline’s leading society.”Though best known as the co-author, with Simon Schaffer, of “Leviathan and the Air-Pump: Hobbes, Boyle, and the Experimental Life,” Shapin’s work has long been recognized for promoting serious methodological reassessments of how we understand historical change in science.Of particular note is Shapin’s restructuring of the way we think about the “big issues” of science — the nature of truth, the role of trust, the emergence of accredited knowledge, representations of scientific identity, and the moral authority that modern science has come to hold.He was among the first to propose fresh ways of understanding the role of experiment in the sciences by investigating the places and spaces in which experiments took place, the kinds of people who performed them, and the ascription of responsibility for the results though the notions of “invisible technicians,” replicability, and “virtual witnessing.”Shapin’s other work explored the gradual emergence of what could be called scientific identity — the defining features of a professional scientist as opposed to a natural philosopher. Those same themes are further explored in Shapin’s analysis of the modern scientific vocation, which probes shifts in the patronage and management of science in the 20th century, arguing that personal networks of trust remain as crucial as ever for setting up the relationships and establishing the flows of capital that support science, and that these relationships involve assumptions about integrity that have not been washed away by commercialization.Shapin also has written extensively about bodily care (or bodily indifference), dietetics, and the embodied life of the savant.Shapin holds a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, and has held faculty positions at the University of Edinburgh and the University of California, San Diego; he joined the Harvard faculty in 2004. In addition to “Leviathan and the Air-Pump,” he is the author of “A Social History of Truth,” among other works. He has received numerous honors, including the J.D. Bernal Prize and the Ludwik Fleck Prize of the Society for Social Studies of Science, the Robert K. Merton Book Award of the American Sociological Association, the Herbert Dingle Prize of the British Society for the History of Science, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a fellowship at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences.
The videographers are part of the broader football administration team, and they report to a video coordinator. Emergency personnel responded quickly following the collapse of the tower, Swarbrick said. NDSP responded in three minutes, followed by the Notre Dame Fire Department and a city ambulance. Director of Athletics Jack Swarbrick entered the football practice field at about 4:47 p.m. Wednesday, and witnessed two completed passes. He said practice seemed normal, until he felt a powerful gust of wind, and saw objects that had formerly been stationary fly past him. “We’ll let the investigation thoroughly and completely run its course. And then we’ll have the ability to really understand what happened, to learn from it and to move forward from it,” Swarbrick said. Swarbrick also declined to comment on which channels of authority authorized an outdoor practice and who was responsible for clearing the videographers to tape practice from the tower. The Notre Dame Security Police (NDSP) and a contracted accident reconstruction team are investigating the accident. The Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration (IOSHA) also launched an investigation. The state investigates all workplace fatalities, an IOSHA official said. Shortly after, Swarbrick felt the wind speed up and heard a crash. Swarbrick declined to answer questions about the possible effect of the day’s weather conditions on the accident until the investigation is completed. Winds reportedly reached 50 miles per hour when Sullivan, who was videotaping the football practice for the University, was on the scissor lift that collapsed. “There is no greater sadness for a university community than the death of one of the students. There is certainly no greater sadness for a family than the loss of a son or brother,” Jenkins said. “It is with the sense of that double sadness that on behalf of the whole University, I want to express our deepest condolences.” Sullivan’s parents and younger brother came to campus Wednesday evening. His sister is a freshman at the University. Vice President for Student Affairs Fr. Tom Doyle spent the evening with the family. During the press conference, University President Fr. John Jenkins said Sullivan was bright, energetic and dedicated. Swarbrick said no information will be released until the investigation is complete. He said he expects the practice field will be restored by this weekend. He described the minutes preceding Declan Sullivan’s death from his perspective in a press conference Thursday, where he told reporters the University is launching a full investigation into the video tower accident that caused the Notre Dame junior’s death. Swarbrick and head football coach Brian Kelly told players and staff members to leave the accident scene. “Coach Kelly remained with me by Declan until the ambulance attendant had Declan up on a lift,” Swarbrick said. As Swarbrick walked through the north end of the west field of the LaBar Practice Complex, he said he saw items like towels and Gatorade containers fly by him. Officials estimate the tower fell about 4:51 p.m., he said. “I noticed the netting on the goal posts start to bend dramatically and heard a crash,” Swarbrick said. “At first, I couldn’t orient the location of the crash.” “It was an unremarkable journey in the sense that practice was normal and plays were being conducted with no difficulty,” he said. Before the ambulance reached the hospital, Sullivan was no longer breathing on his own, he said. Swarbrick said the investigation into Sullivan’s death began immediately. In response to questions about practicing in the weather conditions and allowing the videographers to use the towers, he said each individual sports program makes its own decisions about how practice will proceed. Investigators will examine the decisions made about that specific practice leading up to the accident, he said. At least one other videographer was on a tower taping practice Wednesday. Swarbrick said he has witnessed past practices in which the video towers were not used, possibly because of weather concerns, most likely, lightning, he said. “There is a lot to learn here, and we will learn it all,” he said. “I know there’s a lot of speculation about what may or may not have happened, but that’s what the investigation is for.” “It’s not one decision. There are multiple decisions made,” he said. “It’s not a decision to go outside. It’s a host of decisions relevant to ‘Do you go outside?’”
Come on take a ride, choo choo ride it.As July comes to a close and August claims its rightful place on the calendar, we are truly entering the dog days of summer. Hot, humid, and heavy are appropriate adjectives for the season in the mid-Atlantic, but do not let the oppressive weather get the best of you. This is a time to get out and get that wind in your hair, the breeze on your face, and your clips in the pedals. Sure, the uphills may be even more brutal than ever, but the downhills are more glorious than ever as the cool breeze of speed washes over you.Whether you prefer to shred dirt or asphalt, this weekend is the perfect time to get in the saddle and train for those fall races you signed up for last year and forgot about.Here are some good options for this weekend:Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Festival – Saturday, July 28For over 20 years, this annual ride has guided road cyclists over the beautiful, rolling hills of the Shenandoah Valley. A casual ride, this fundraiser for Our Community Place has rides of 25, 50, and 100 miles to satisfy beginners to experts. All rides emanate from downtown Harrisonburg, so pick your poison and join the peloton.View Larger MapRide with the Legend – Saturday, July 28Abingdon, Va. local Lawrence Dye has ridden over 165,000 miles on the Virginia Creeper Trail in Southwest Virginia, and now you can too. Well, sort of. Although Dye rides the trail almost daily, once a summer, the Virginia Creeper Trail Club celebrates all he has done for the trail with a dedicated ride in his honor. Join the pack and see if you can keep up with this Legend of the Virginia Creeper on the 34-mile trip between Damascus and Whitetop Station.View Larger Map View past Weekend Picks!
There are two months left in 2017. For some, this might be welcoming thought; for others, it might mean stepping on the gas pedal in order to complete some goals and tasks before year-end.In order to help leaders meet their 2017 goals, Fast Company contributors list four work habits to kick before the end of year so you can redirect your energy where you need it most.The “habits to break” include:Being too hands on with work.Procrastinating on boring stuff.Micromanaging.Too much screen time. continue reading » 13SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » Do you ever wonder if your credit union members are using Yelp? We can answer that for you:Yes. They are.Here’s why you should pay attention… and why you should use it, too.Why Credit Unions Should Use YelpIt doesn’t matter if your credit union doesn’t want to be on Yelp. It’s on there. And anyone with an experience or an opinion about your credit union will be more than happy to take to their keyboards to share about it. At the very least, they’ll rate you (1-5 stars, Yelp style).Getting listed on a social media page without your go-ahead might be annoying. Yelp is basically a “Ranker” or “Hot or Not” for local businesses. Unfortunately, your credit union will be visible there no matter what you want.
Don’t immediately discount a property with termite damage, it could be relatively cheap to rectify.WHILE SIGNS of termite damage and rising damp in a property can scare many buyers off, they could be passing up a good opportunity according to buyer’s agent Patrick Bright.Mr Bright said termite damage and rising damp were two of the most common problems to be identified in building and pest reports but he said sometimes that could be a sign of a good opportunity.“Wise investors should investigate the cost of repairing the damage and use the negatives as a major weapon in their negotiation with the vendor,’’ Mr Bright said.“When I see termite damage on a pest report I think, “Great, I can really negotiateon this property and there’s not going to be much competition.’’Mr Bright said often the damage could be easily fixed.“The astute property investor will get a quote to get the damage rectified to seewhat they’re up for,’’ he said.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North2 hours agoNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by “If your numbers still stack up then you can negotiate hard because you know mostbuyers will be scared off by the problems.” Rising damp is a common problem which comes up in building inspections.He said unfortunately many buyers didn’t carry out proper inspections when buying.“The cost of inspections can really add up (when you look at multiple properties) but don’t resent the expense because it’s important to be well informed about the potential problems before your buy,” he said.Mr Bright said it was important to have factored in the cost of repairs into your offer.“In some instances vendors may even consciously know they’re giving you abargain, but circumstances can overtake their desire to get the best price,” he said.