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Locker rooms cause controversy as March Madness kicks off

first_img Written by Beau Lund March 19, 2021 /Sports News – National Locker rooms cause controversy as March Madness kicks offcenter_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailjetcityimage/iStockBy ABC News(INDIANAPOLIS) — The NCAA basketball tournaments are back after being cancelled last year over COVID-19 concerns.Now as the men’s and women’s tourneys begin, the NCAA is facing new concerns. The organization that oversees college athletics has come under fire after a video by Oregon’s Sedona Prince went viral, comparing the women’s and men’s weight rooms in their respective tournament bubbles. Watch the report from ABC’s Good Morning America to learn more:Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Harvest Oil & Gas completes divestitures of Barnett Shale and mid-continent assets

first_img Image: Harvest Oil & Gas completes divestitures of Barnett Shale and mid-continent assets. Photo: courtesy of drpepperscott230 from Pixabay. Harvest Oil & Gas Corp. (OTCQX: HRST) (“Harvest” or the “Company”) today announced that it has completed the previously announced sales of Barnett Shale assets and certain Mid-Continent area assets located in the Anadarko Basin and SCOOP/STACK. In addition, the Company plans to enter into a new credit facility and is initiating a strategic review process.Barnett Shale and Mid-Continent Area DivestituresHarvest has completed the previously announced sale of substantially all of its interests in the Barnett Shale for $63.5 million, net of preliminary purchase price adjustments. The preliminary purchase price adjustments include a $6.4 million reduction in the purchase price paid at closing related to certain of the Company’s interests that are not included in the initial closing but that are expected to be included in a subsequent closing in 2019. The Company also completed the previously announced sale of certain oil and gas properties in the Mid-Continent area located in the Anadarko Basin and SCOOP/STACK for $5.4 million, net of preliminary purchase price adjustments. UBS Investment Bank acted as financial advisor and Kirkland & Ellis LLP acted as legal advisor to Harvest on these transactions.Harvest is currently considering alternatives to return net proceeds from these asset sales to shareholders, which could include dividends, distributions or share repurchases.Planned New Credit FacilityHarvest has signed a commitment letter with Regions Bank to put in place a new revolving credit facility (“Credit Facility”), subject to certain funding conditions, that will provide the Company with reduced borrowing costs and increased flexibility to return capital to shareholders through dividends, distributions or share repurchases. The new Credit Facility will allow the Company to repurchase shares, which is prohibited under the terms of the current credit facility. The new Credit Facility is expected to close in the third quarter of 2019.Initiation of Strategic Review ProcessHarvest is undertaking a review of strategic alternatives and has engaged Intrepid Partners, LLC to assist the Company in this process. This comprehensive review will include, but not be limited to, the potential divestiture of additional assets or all of the Company’s remaining assets as well as a potential sale or merger of the Company. Harvest will also be reviewing options to reduce its overall cost structure to more closely align with the pro forma asset base after the Barnett and Mid-Continent divestitures. Assisted by its legal and financial advisors, Harvest will consider all strategic alternatives, with the primary focus on maximizing shareholder value.There can be no assurance that such evaluation will result in one or more transactions or other strategic change or outcome. The Company has not set a timetable for the conclusion of its evaluation of strategic alternatives, and it does not intend to comment further unless and until the Board has approved a specific course of action or the Company has otherwise determined that further disclosure is appropriate or required by law. Source: Company Press Release Harvest has completed the previously announced sale of substantially all of its interests in the Barnett Shale for $63.5 millionlast_img read more

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Assistant Professor of Music (Jazz Studies) / Director, Jazz Studies

first_imgJob SummaryThe Joyce and Henry Schwob School of Music at Columbus StateUniversity seeks an exceptional Director of Jazz Studies (Assistantor Associate Professor of Music in Jazz Studies). This is a tenuretrack, full-time position to begin August 2021.ResponsibilitiesResponsibilities include: leading the Jazz Studies program at CSU,including advising for the jazz minor: teach courses in JazzImprovisation and Theory (four-course sequence), Jazz History, andJazz Literature and Appreciation. Other courses may be assigned asappropriate and according to the needs of the school. Additionalresponsibilities include directing the Schwob Jazz Orchestra;coordinating small jazz ensembles; building professionalrelationships with local, regional, and national jazz institutions;maintain ongoing professional development in creative and/orscholarly activities; assist in the recruitment of highly qualifiedmusic majors; and participate in department, university, andprofessional service.Required QualificationsKey qualifications include a demonstrated potential to lead acollege jazz program of distinction; significant experience inperformance and show potential for scholarly contributions to thefield of jazz studies; and a record of success as a teacher.Preferred QualificationsPreference may be given to candidates with a completed doctorate inmusic. Applicants who are ABD will be considered; and significantand sustained professional distinction in lieu of a degree willalso be considered. Preference will be given to candidates withexperience in teaching at the college level. Preference may begiven to candidates with professional performance experience.Required Documents to AttachReview of applications will begin immediately and will continueuntil the position is filled. Applications for part-time andfull-time faculty positions must include transcripts of allacademic work, and official transcripts must be presented prior tocampus visit if selected for interview. Applicants must have theability to meet Southern Association of Colleges and SchoolsCommission on Colleges (SACSCOC) requirements, in particular aminimum of 18 graduate hours in the teaching discipline. ColumbusState University is an Affirmative Action/Equal OpportunityEmployer, Committed to Diversity in Hiring.Required Documents to Submit with Online Application: All applications and required documents must be submitted usingColumbus State University’s online employment site and a completepacket must be submitted for full consideration. If applicable, anyinternational transcripts must be evaluated by an approved foreigncredential evaluator prior to submission.Contact InformationIf you have any questions, please contact Dr. Scott Harris, SchwobSchool of Music, Columbus State University, 4225 University Avenue,Columbus, GA 31907; or email [email protected] of EmploymentA successful criminal background check will be required as acondition of employment. Statement of Interest and QualificationsCurriculum VitaeThree references with emails and current telephone numbers(Will not be contacted without prior notification)last_img read more

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IceMen Make Final Trip to Missouri

first_imgEvansville plays its final game at the Ford Center Saturday, April 2 at 7:05pm against the Tulsa Oilers. As a part of “Memories Weekend”, the IceMen will celebrate memories of the organization’s eight years in Evansville from the AAHL days, to the CHL to the ECHL, including the team’s Davidson Cup Championship in 2010. The first 1,000 fans into the arena will receive team autographed mini goalie sticks, presented by TRCI.ZOOPERSTARS RETURNSaturda, April 2 also marks the much anticipated return of the ZOOperstars, when the IceMen take on Tulsa at 7:05pm at the Ford Center for the Home Finale. Dance along with the likes of “Mario Lemule”, “Whale Gretzky” and “Squidney Crosby” as they perform during the first and second intermission. For more information about the ZOOperstars or to see a sample video of one of their performances, visit: http://www.zooperstars.com/top-intermission-entertainment-act-for-nhl-minor-league-hockey.htmlVisit us at www.evansvilleicemen.com, like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter @EvvIceMen for more information about your hometown professional hockey team. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare IceMen Make Final Trip to MissouriEvansville IceMen (26-29-6-2) vs. Missouri Mavericks (48-10-3-2)Wednesday, March 23rd – 7:05pmSilverstein Eye Centers Arena – Independence, MOBroadcast: www.evansvilleicemen.com and ECHL.TV (away audio), Coverage starts at 6:50pm. PREVIOUS MEETINGSThis Season – Sixth meeting of six.12/2 – Mavericks won 3-0 (in Evansville)1/2 – Mavericks won 4-3, OT (in Evansville)1/26 – Mavericks won 6-5, OT (in Missouri)2/20 – Mavericks won 4-3, OT (in Missouri)2/21 – IceMen won 2-1 (in Missouri)Last Season IceMen were 1-0-0 against the MavericksAll Time, including in CHL (2010-12):IceMen are 3-5-5 against the Mavericks THIS WEEKWed. 3/23 – Evansville at Missouri (7:05pm) – Silverstein Eye Centers ArenaFri. 3/25 – Evansville at Quad City (7:05pm) – iWireless CenterSat. 3/26 – Evansville at Fort Wayne (7:30pm EST) – Memorial ColiseumFINAL HOME GAMESFri. 4/1 – Cincinnati at Evansville (7:15pm) – Ford Center                        Autism Awareness NightSat. 4/2 – Tulsa at Evansville (7:15pm) – Ford Center                        Home Finale – TRCI Mini Stick Giveaway – ZooperstarsCOMEBACK KIDSTrailing by two goals in the third period Sunday against Cincinnati, the Evansville IceMen scored twice in the final seven minutes to force overtime, and eventually won the game 6-5 in a shootout. Rookie defenseman Curtis Leonard scored his first pro goal, before first-year forward Alex Wideman tied the game with less than four minutes to play. Wideman and Tyson Fawcett scored in the shootout, while Scott Greenham stopped both Cyclones shooters.WELCOME BACK, SEABASSIceMen forward Sebastian Strandberg returned to the lineup Saturday in Toledo after missing 12 games with an injury. The native of Visingso, Sweden picked up two assists in Evansville’s 3-1 win against the Walleye, and added a highlight reel goal in Sunday’s 6-5 shootout win over Cincinnati.DOWN THE STRETCH THEY COMEEvansville hits the road for three games this week still in pursuit of the final playoff spot in the Western Conference. The IceMen are eight points behind the Quad City Mallards with nine games left in the regular season. The road trip starts in Independence, MO for the final meeting of the season with the top-ranked Missouri Mavericks on Wednesday at 7:05pm. The IceMen then face the Mallards one last time Friday at 7:05pm in Moline, IL, and wrap up the trip Saturday in Fort Wayne at 7:30pm EST.ONE MO MAVSThe IceMen meet Missouri one last time Wednesday at 7:05pm at Silverstein Eye Centers Arena, where Evansville beat the Mavericks 2-1 in their last matchup February 21. Next to Tulsa, Evansville has had the most success against Missouri, with a record of 1-1-3 in five meetings. The Mavericks have already locked up the Central Division and top seed in the Western Conference playoffs, and reached 101 points with a win Sunday at Wichita. Missouri is without top scorer Jesse Root for the rest of the season, and went 2-2-0 last week.AUTISM AWARENESS NIGHT – APRIL 1STThe IceMen only have two home games remaining at the Ford Center. Evansville hosts the Cincinnati Cyclones on Friday, April 1 at 7:05pm on Autism Awareness Night. Representatives from Inspiring Autism Spectrum Families will be in attendance and have a booth on the concourse with information to raise awareness, and the first 1,000 fans through the gates will receive bandanas.FRIDAY HAT PACKSGet a ticket and a limited edition IceMen hat for only $20 for the game Friday, April 1 against the Cincinnati Cyclones at 7:05pm. This is the final Friday game of the season, and the last chance to take advantage of this offer. Call the IceMen front office at 812-421-GOAL (4625) for details.last_img read more

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Several Michiana RV factories getting ready to bring workers back

first_imgCoronavirusIndianaLocalNews Google+ Twitter Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Google+ Facebook (Photo supplied/Thor Industries) (Network Indiana) Several recreational factories in Michiana plan to reopen as early as Monday, April 27.Factories that include Smoker Craft Inc. in New Paris, which manufactures boats and Lippert Components in Elkhart, who manufacture products for RVs will slowly start to bring employees back Monday.Managers say the goal is to get everyone back by May 4.Other RV manufacturers such as Winnebago and Thor also plan on reopening on May 4th. These local factories will bring hundreds of Hoosiers back to work.Upper-management has made it clear that there will be new safety protocols employees will have to adapt too. WhatsApp Several Michiana RV factories getting ready to bring workers back Pinterest By 95.3 MNC – April 27, 2020 0 516 Previous articleMichigan has now paid out more than $1 million insurance claimsNext articleWhitmer: Construction may be next Michigan sector to restart 95.3 MNCNews/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel is your breaking news and weather station for northern Indiana and southwestern Michigan.last_img read more

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Transparency data: Coronavirus (COVID-19) care home support: council transparency data

first_imgTo improve transparency, the government asked local authorities in England to publish on their websites the financial support they’ve offered to their local adult social care market.The links in the attached document go to specific pages where you can read transparency data on each local authority’s website.The government is grateful to the local authorities for publishing this information.last_img

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Umphrey’s McGee Covers “Bittersweet Symphony” In Full For Second Time In Wisconsin [Photos]

first_imgUmphrey’s McGee took over Milwaukee this weekend, setting up a three-night residence at the Riverside Theater. Umphrey’s treated fans to a number of rare covers during this final show of the run, which went down on Saturday night. The Police’s “Voices Inside My Head” lodged itself squarely in the middle of the close-to-nonstop second set, marking the first time the cover has been played in seven years after a gap of 684 shows. A few songs later, Bob Marley’s “Burnin’ and Lootin’” made a comeback after a three-year absence of over 325 shows, which was played incompletely during a “Mulche’s Odyssey” sandwich. To close out the night, The Verve’s “Bittersweet Symphony” ended the second set. Though “Bittersweet Symphony” sometimes makes its way into Umphrey’s setlists paired with “Hajimemashite,” Saturday night’s performance marked the second time the song has been played in its entirety by the band, with the first time the full song was played occurring back in 2014 during Summer Camp Music Festival.You can check out photos below, courtesy of photographer Daniel Ojeda. You can also check out his recaps and photos for Thursday night of the run here and Friday night of the run here.Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee | Riverside Theater | Milwaukee, WI |4/1/2017Set 1: Depth Charge > Wappy Sprayberry > Higgins, 2nd Self, #5[1], Syncopated Strangers, Crucial Taunt, Weird Fishes/Arpeggi, The FloorSet 2: 1348, Speak Up, Plunger > Kula > Plunger -> Voices Inside My Head > Conduit, Mulche’s Odyssey > Burnin’ and Lootin’[2] > Mulche’s Odyssey, Bittersweet SymphonyEncore: The Triple Wide[1] with Stranglehold (Ted Nugent) jam[2] incomplete Load remaining imageslast_img read more

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John Barlow Remembered In Tributes By Bob Weir, Barlow’s Electronic Frontier Foundation

first_imgWhile the Grateful Dead community rightfully mourns one of its most important figures, the fact that Barlow is remembered for entirely different reasons by those outside the Dead’s orbit is a testament to the vast and varied list of contributions he made during his time on Earth. Of the countless news outlets that have covered Barlow’s death, just as many referred to “John Barlow, Internet Pioneer” as they did to “John Barlow, Grateful Dead Lyricist.”Barlow was a founding member of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Freedom of the Press Foundation and had, most recently, been particularly vocal in advocating for the preservation of net neutrality. As Electronic Frontier Foundation executive director Cindy Cohn explains in a heartfelt tribute to Barlow on the foundation’s website, “It is no exaggeration to say that major parts of the Internet we all know and love today exist and thrive because of Barlow’s vision and leadership. He always saw the Internet as a fundamental place of freedom, where voices long silenced can find an audience and people can connect with others regardless of physical distance.”Cohn goes on to quote from “A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace,” an essay John Perry Barlow penned in 1996 in Davos, Switzerland:Barlow’s lasting legacy is that he devoted his life to making the Internet into ‘a world that all may enter without privilege or prejudice accorded by race, economic power, military force, or station of birth . . . a world where anyone, anywhere may express his or her beliefs, no matter how singular, without fear of being coerced into silence or conformity.’Whether through his contributions to the Grateful Dead canon, his fight for the preservation of freedom in cyberspace, or any of his other assorted accomplishments, John Perry Barlow impacted countless people during his life and ensured that his lofty legacy will live on.Rest in peace, John.[Cover photo: Jay Blakesberg via Bob Weir’s Facebook page] Yesterday, the world lost a truly special creative mind when John Barlow passed away at the age of 70. Barlow was a poet, essayist, political activist, outspoken cyberlibertarian and, at one point, a cattle rancher in Wyoming, but he will be remembered by many as an accomplished lyricist for The Grateful Dead. He worked closely with Bob Weir throughout the Dead’s career, helping contribute countless classic songs to the band’s enduring repertoire.In the wake of John Barlow’s passing, Weir shared a few words about the intrepid character of his lifelong friend and creative partner via a post on his Facebook page:Various other members of the extended Grateful Dead family have offered words of praise in the wake of Barlow’s passing, including original GD drummer Bill Kreutzmann and Dead & Company bassist Oteil Burbridge:last_img read more

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The Nth Power Announces One-Night-Only Return Of Original Lineup With Nigel Hall & Weedie Braimah

first_imgThe Nth Power has announced their 6th annual ‘Last Hoorah’ at the Blue Nile in New Orleans, LA. In addition to being one of the best new traditions during Jazz Fest, taking place on the Monday after the two-week marathon, the touring trio will invite its original members up to the stage for a one-night-only reunion affair.Joining drummer Nikki Glaspie, guitarist/vocalist Nick Cassarino, and bassist Nate Edgar once again will be Nigel Hall (Lettuce) on vocals/keys and Weedie Braimah (Trombone Shorty) on percussion.Due to the annual show’s unique timing, it has become one of the best traditions to come out of Jazz Fest–as most musicians, promoters, and industry professionals are finally “off the clock” and able to enjoy music and relax.Tickets are on sale now, but will not last long. Click here for more information.last_img read more

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All goes swimmingly

first_imgAt nearly 100 feet long and weighing as much as 170 tons, the blue whale is the largest creature on the planet, and by far the heaviest living thing ever seen on Earth. So there’s no way it could have anything in common with the tiniest fish larvae, which are mere millimeters in length and tip the scales at a fraction of a gram, right?Not so fast, says L. Mahadevan, the Lola England de Valpine Professor of Applied Mathematics, of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, and of Physics.Using simple hydrodynamics, a team of researchers led by Mahadevan was able to show that a handful of principles govern how virtually every animal — from the tiniest fish, to birds, to gigantic whales — propel themselves though water. The study is described in a paper in Nature Physics this month.“What we wanted to investigate was how the speed of an organism changes as a function of how large it is, how quickly it moves, and how much it moves,” Mahadevan said. “To resolve that in detail, however, is very complex, because there are a great deal of differences in morphology and what parts of the body different creatures use to swim. The question is: Is there anything in common across all these organisms? The answer, we found, is yes.”In an effort to uncover those common principles, Mahadevan, working with a postdoctoral fellow in his group, Mattia Gazzola, and a colleague from the University of Nice, Médéric Argentina, began by trying to unpack the physics of how different creatures swim.“The traditional approach to swimming phenomena is to take a certain specimen and accurately characterize it via experiments and/or simulations, and try to generalize from there. But it is very hard to strip out specific biological effects from general principles,” Gazzola said. “We instead thought that while swimmers exhibit a huge diversity in shapes and kinematics, at the end of the day they all live in the water.“Therefore, we thought that if a unifying mechanistic principle existed, it had to lie in the constraints that the flow environment poses to all its inhabitants,” he continued. “And this is a purely physical problem, much easier to solve, since it is not affected by biological vagaries. What I like about this paper is that in one line of algebra we derived a compact formula that accounts for 50 years of experiments. This is an example of how powerful minimal modeling can be.“The basic relationship we wanted to understand was how the input variables — namely the size of the organism, the amount an organism moves, and how quickly it moves — control the output variable, which is effectively the speed at which it moves,” Mahadevan explained. “What we found is that there is a specific relationship, which can be described by in terms of a simple scaling law with two limits.”The first, which corresponds to creatures moving at intermediate speeds, describes situations where the bulk of the resistance is caused by skin friction, because water “sticks” to the organism’s body. At faster speeds, Mahadevan said, the resistance organisms face comes largely from pressure that builds up in front of and around them, which is described by the second limit.“While it wasn’t a surprise that the resistance changed as organisms moved faster, the fact that those challenges could be so simply described was interesting and provocative, because we are talking about organisms that range in size from a few millimeters to the size of a blue whale,” Mahadevan said.Armed with those observations, Mahadevan and colleagues turned to a host of empirical observations that had been made over the past 50-plus years. When the data were plotted on a graph, the researchers found that the swimming speed of virtually every organism, from fish larvae to frogs to birds and even whales, could be described by one of the two equations.The same held true, Mahadevan said, when Gazzola created complex computer models to solve the governing equations of fluid dynamics to describe how different organisms swim.“What is particularly interesting is that all the organisms essentially reach the hydrodynamic limits of performance,” he said. “Our simple theory, which doesn’t distinguish in any detailed way between something like a blue whale and fish larvae — except in the parameters of how large you are, how much you move, and how quickly you move — can describe all this diversity. That suggests there are general principles at work here.”Mahadevan is also the Audrey, Fay, Katherine, and Megan Shutzer Fellow for Science at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study for 2014-15.last_img read more