BREAKING NEWS: IU Qualifies 14 for Saturday Night Finals at Big Ten Championships

first_imgIU Qualifies 14 for Saturday Night Finals at Big Ten ChampionshipsWEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The Indiana University women’s swimming and diving team qualified 14 swimmers and diver for evening finals at the 2017 Big Ten Championships on Saturday afternoon at the Boilermaker Aquatic Center in West Lafayette, Ind.The Hoosiers will five swimmers and one diver in Championship Finals on Saturday night, along with four swimmers in B Finals and four swimmers in C Finals. IU will also have three swimmers in the 1,650 freestyle this afternoon.200 BackstrokeThe Hoosiers will bring back four swimmers for Saturday night’s finals of the 200 backstroke, led by Kennedy Goss who was the top qualifier for the Championship Final with a NCAA B cut time of 1:52.02.Rachel Matsumura will swim in the B Final after touching the wall with a personal-best and NCAA B cut time of 1:55.28. Her mark ranks her as the 12th-best performer in the event in school history.Ali Rockett (1:56.93) and Shelly Drozda (1:57.77) will both swim in the C Final of the 200 backstroke after posting a pair of NCAA B cut. Katherine Keller finished 46th overall with a time of 2:01.56.100 FreestyleHolly Spears will lead a pair of IU swimmers in the B Final of the 100 freestyle after posting a NCAA B cut time of 49.62. Joining her will be freshman Maria Paula Heitmann, who qualified 16th overall after touching the wall in a personal-best and NCAA B cut time of 49.76. Heitmann entered the race seeded 66th.Shelby Koontz earned a spot in the C Final with a personal-best and NCAA B cut mark of 49.78. With their times, Heitmann is ranked 14th all-time at IU, while Koontz comes in at No. 15 on the list.Delaney Barnard just missed qualifying for the C Final by 0.01 seconds, finishing 25th with a time of 50.06.200 BreaststrokeDefending NCAA and Big Ten champion Lilly King will be the No. 2 seed for tonight’s Championship Final of the 200 breaststroke, touching the wall with a NCAA B cut time of 2:07.67. King, who was also the No. 2 seed at last year’s conference championships, posted the ninth-best time in IU history in prelims.Joining King in the A Final will be Laura Morley, who qualified eighth overall with a personal-best and NCAA B cut time of 2:11.50. With her mark, Morley ranks as the ninth-best performer in the event in program history.Mackenzie Atencio placed 28th overall, tying her personal-best time with a mark of 2:16.28, maintaining her spot as 18th-best all-time at Indiana. Hope Hayward placed 33rd with a time of 2:18.01, while Taylor Truex took 50th with a mark of 2:26.77.200 ButterflyThree-time defending Big Ten champion Gia Dalesandro will be the No. 1 seed for the A Final of the 200 butterfly after touching the wall with a NCAA B cut time of 1:56.26. Joining Dalesandro in the Championship Final will be Bailey Pressey, who qualified seventh with a NCAA B cut time of 1:56.93.After tying for 16th in the prelims with a NCAA B cut time of 1:59.10, Reagan Cook won a swim-off to take the final spot in the B Final with a personal-best time of 1:57.32. Olivia Barker will swim in the C Final for the Hoosiers after posting a 1:59.68.Platform DiveJessica Parratto had a tremendous prelim session, earning the No. 1 seed for Saturday night’s Championship Final of the platform dive with a NCAA qualifying score of 322.50.Parratto hit for two dive over 70 points – 75.00 and 72.00 – in the second and third round to get to the head of the pack. Parratto then hit for 62.70 and 67.00 in the final two rounds to earn the top spot.In 2015, Parratto won both the Big Ten and NCAA Championships in the platform dive.The Hoosiers will wrap up the 2017 Big Ten Championships on Saturday evening with the finals of the 200 backstroke, 100 freestyle, 200 breaststroke, 200 butterfly, platform dive and 1,650 freestyle. The action gets underway at the Boilermaker Aquatic Center in West Lafayette at 6:30 p.m. ET.Be sure to keep up with all the latest news on the Indiana men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams on social media – Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.200 BackstrokeKennedy Goss – 1:52.02 (NCAA B cut – A Final)Rachel Matsumura – 1:55.28 (Personal Best, NCAA B cut – B Final)Ali Rockett – 1:56.93 (NCAA B cut – C Final)Shelly Drozda – 1:57.77 (NCAA B cut – C Final)46. Katherine Keller – 2:01.56100 FreestyleHolly Spears – 49.62 (NCAA B cut – B Final)Maria Paula Heitmann – 49.76 (Personal Best, NCAA B cut – B Final)Shelby Koontz – 49.78 (Personal Best, NCAA B cut – C Final)25. Delaney Barnard – 50.06200 BreaststrokeLilly King – 2:07.67 (NCAA B cut – A Final)Laura Morley – 2:11.50 (Personal Best, NCAA B cut – A Final)28. Mackenzie Atencio – 2:16 28 (Tied Personal Best)33. Hope Hayward – 2:18.0150. Taylor Truex – 2:26.77200 ButterflyGia Dalesandro – 1:56.26 (NCAA B cut – A Final)Bailey Pressey – 1:56.93 (NCAA B cut – A Final)Reagan Cook – 1:59.10 (NCAA B cut – B Final; 1:57.32 in swim-off – Personal Best)Olivia Barker – 1:59.68 (C Final)25. Christine Jensen – 2:00.09 (Personal Best33. Sam Lisy – 2:02.04 (Personal Best)Platform DiveJessica Parratto – 322.50 (NCAA Qualifying score)FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Henry Harris School’s Students of the Month

first_imgHenry Harris Principal Mrs. Maria Kazimir and Assistant Principal Mrs. Karen Fiermonte announce Students of the Month for September 2018:Pre K – Natasha Lee, Jayden Torello, Alexa Freed Kindergarten – Logan Drago, Faith Halsey, Isaac Fernandez, Lucy FigueroaGrade 1 – Emmy Rivera, Jane Burke, Angelise PimentelGrade 2 –Joshua Rodriguez, Jaylin Ramirez, Mia Estevez MoralesGrade 3 – Emilie Feline, Lauren Smith, Emily Palomino, Abigail ZacatzonteltGrade 4 – Somaya Vargas, Leah Condo, Taleiyah Smith,Grade 5 – Erika Nowinski, Victoria Rooth, Izaiah Johnson, Mariam KaramGrade 6 – Haley Dolan, Patrick Sorrentino, Ereeny NessemGrade 7 – Karan Shahata, Alexis Rivera, Seri HolmesGrade 8 – Tervina Hebaysh, Savanah Caal, Edward DiBellalast_img read more

Beware of fraudsters trying to steal economic impact payments

first_img Facebook Twitter By 95.3 MNC – April 6, 2020 0 229 CoronavirusIndianaLocalNews Pinterest Google+ WhatsApp Facebook Previous articleMartin’s Super Market frontline staff to receive extra pay in AprilNext articleMichigan lawmakers spar over emergency length, need to meet 95.3 MNCNews/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel is your breaking news and weather station for northern Indiana and southwestern Michigan. Beware of fraudsters trying to steal economic impact payments Pinterest Google+ Twitter (Photo Supplied/State of Massachusetts Government) Hoosiers are facing challenging times to keep their families safe and avoid the spread of COVID-19, and unfortunately scammers are adding additional risk by taking advantage of the current health crisis. Newly-surfaced reports show scammers creating text messages, emails, websites and social media posts to pose as government entities and organizations to obtain financial information from individuals for personal gain.The Indiana Department of Revenue team continues to find ways to assist Hoosiers, which includes helping individuals identify scams to avoid falling victim.Here are a few key signs of these scams:Emphasizes the terms “Stimulus Check” or “Stimulus Payment.” The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) uses the official term “economic impact payment.”Asks the individual to sign over their stimulus check.Asks by phone, email, text or social media for verification of personal and/or banking information to receive or speed up their stimulus check.Mails the individual a fake check and requests the individual to call a number or verify information online to cash it.The Department of Revenue recommends Hoosiers remain vigilant and work hard to identify these scam attempts. Never engage with potential scammers online or on the phone.Individuals who receive emails, text messages or social media attempts to gather information that appears to be from the Department of Revenue, the IRS or an organization closely linked to either government agency, such as the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System, should forward it to [email protected] more about reporting suspected scams by going to the Report Phishing and Online Scams page on the IRS website. WhatsApplast_img read more

Food Utopia set to close Avana Bakeries

first_imgNewport-based business Avana Bakeries is set to close at the end of January, with the potential loss of 150 jobs.Owner Food Utopia has begun consulting with staff about a proposal to cease production at the site in South Wales, which could result in its closure.“We have been unable to make sufficient progress in an increasingly competitive market and, as a result, the site is loss-making and financially unsustainable,” a Food Utopia spokesperson said.“We will continue to explore all options available and seek as much external support as possible as we begin discussions about the future of the operation.”John James, regional secretary officer for The Bakers Food and Allied Workers Union confirmed a 45-day consultation period from today (15 December) to British Baker, and said meetings have been positive so far.”We’ve had our first meeting today, which was positive and we’ve asked a lot of questions and will be given a formal response next week on Tuesday at the next meeting.”The site had been threatened with closure two years ago when 2 Sisters, which owned the business at that time, launched a strategic review following the loss of a major contract with Marks & Spencer.The business, which has also previously been owned by Premier Foods, was acquired by Food Utopia from 2 Sisters.Newport councillor Chris Evans told British Baker (14 December) that the proposal to cease production was devastating news for the workers at Avana Bakeries.“These workers have been through this before and there are questions that the company needs to answer,” he said.“At this stage, I would suggest that the workers call upon our Assembly Members and the local council to offer as much help as they possibly can.”last_img read more

Lil Jon Taps Kool-Aid Man In Hilarious New Video For ‘All I Really Want For Christmas’ [Watch]

first_img“It’s that time of year again!”Such is life for Lil Jon and the Kool-Aid Man, who have teamed up in the video for the rapper’s new holiday-themed single, “All I Really Want For Christmas”. The new Christmas song arrived onto streaming platforms late last week as a stand-alone single. The video, however, arrived on Monday and is without a doubt one of the better holiday performances shared so far this year. Who would have guessed going into the holiday season that Lil Jon and an animated character made out of flavored sugar-water would bring so much yule-tide cheer as music fans head into the latter half of December? Then again, it is that time of the year again for fun surprises!The video starts in taking viewers under the tree and through an assortment of neatly wrapped presents while Lil Jon is seen enjoying some seasonally appropriate red Kool-Aid. The rapper sits down at the piano when all of a sudden arises such a clatter. This wasn’t Santa Claus however, but the Kool-Aid Man, who busts through Jon’s living room wall like the worst neighbor imaginable as he lets out an ecstatic, “Oh Yeah!” The song then tears into an exciting hip-hop beat with Lil Jon leading the way with lyrics like “All I really want for Christmas/All I really want for Christmas/All I really want for Christmas/Is Everything On My List Baby!”That holiday wishlist Jon sings about is also displayed in the video and includes old-school vinyl records, DJ headphones, a diamond grill for his teeth, some fly rims, a red Lamborgini, a hot tub, a house in St. Tropez, and a train set, just to name a few. Let’s just hope Lil Jon’s been a nice guy in 2018.Even the Kool-Aid Man gets his own run of lines in the latter part of the single, which come out as a repetitive “Oh Yeah” to the melody of “Jingle Bells” before Lil Jon comes back in with his own lyrics. The video comes to a hilarious ending with Jon coming to the realization that they aren’t even in his house, presumably taking the party next door to Kool-Aid Man’s bachelor pad.Lil Jon feat. Kool-Aid Man – “All I Really Want For Christmas” – Official Music Video[Video: Lil Jon]The new single from Lil Jon acts as quite the surprise for fans, considering the rapper hasn’t released a new studio album since 2012. Still, Jon has kept busy in releasing some collaborative singles in recent years, including “Alive” featuring Offset and 2 Chainz shared earlier this year as well as “La Vida Es Una” featuring Pitbull in 2017.last_img read more

Scientists are using the universe as a ‘cosmological collider’

first_imgPhysicists are capitalizing on a direct connection between the largest cosmic structures and the smallest known objects to use the universe as a “cosmological collider” and investigate new physics.The 3-D map of galaxies throughout the cosmos and the leftover radiation from the Big Bang — called the cosmic microwave background (CMB) — are the largest structures in the universe that astrophysicists observe using telescopes. Subatomic elementary particles, on the other hand, are the smallest known objects in the universe that particle physicists study using particle colliders.A team, including Xingang Chen of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA), Yi Wang from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), and Zhong-Zhi Xianyu from the Center for Mathematical Sciences and Applications at Harvard, has used these extremes of size to probe fundamental physics in an innovative way. They have shown how the properties of the elementary particles (the building blocks of matter) in the Standard Model of particle physics may be inferred by studying the largest cosmic structures. This connection is made through a process called cosmic inflation.The team showed what the mass spectrum of the Standard Model would look like for different inflation models. They also showed how this mass spectrum is imprinted in the appearance of the large-scale structure of our universe. This study paves the way for the future discovery of new physics.Cosmic inflation is the most widely accepted theoretical scenario to explain what preceded the Big Bang. This theory predicts that the size of the universe expanded at an extraordinary and accelerating rate in the first fleeting fraction of a second after the universe was created. It was a highly energetic event, during which all particles in the universe were created and interacted with each other. This is similar to the environment physicists try to create in ground-based colliders, with the exception that its energy can be 10 billion times larger than any colliders that humans can build.Inflation was followed by the Big Bang, where the cosmos continued to expand for more than 13 billion years, but the expansion rate slowed down with time. Microscopic structures created in these energetic events got stretched across the universe, resulting in regions that were slightly denser or less dense than surrounding areas in the otherwise very homogeneous early universe. As the universe evolved, the denser regions attracted more and more matter due to gravity. Eventually, the initial microscopic structures seeded the large-scale structure of our universe, and determined the locations of galaxies throughout the cosmos.In ground-based colliders, physicists and engineers build instruments to read the results of the colliding events. The question is then how we should read the results of the cosmological collider.“Several years ago, Yi Wang and I, Nima Arkani-Hamed and Juan Maldacena from the Institute of Advanced Study, and several other groups, discovered that the results of this cosmological collider are encoded in the statistics of the initial microscopic structures. As time passes, they become imprinted in the statistics of the spatial distribution of the universe’s contents, such as galaxies and the cosmic microwave background, that we observe today,” said Xingang Chen. “By studying the properties of these statistics we can learn more about the properties of elementary particles.”As in ground-based colliders, before scientists explore new physics, it is crucial to understand the behavior of known fundamental particles in this cosmological collider, as described by the Standard Model of particle physics.“The relative number of fundamental particles that have different masses — what we call the mass spectrum — in the Standard Model has a special pattern, which can be viewed as the fingerprint of the Standard Model,” explained Zhong-Zhi Xiangyu. “However, this fingerprint changes as the environment changes, and would have looked very different at the time of inflation from how it looks now.”The team showed what the mass spectrum of the Standard Model would look like for different inflation models. They also showed how this mass spectrum is imprinted in the appearance of the large-scale structure of our universe. This study paves the way for the future discovery of new physics.“The ongoing observations of the CMB and large-scale structure have achieved impressive precision from which valuable information about the initial microscopic structures can be extracted,” said Yi Wang. “In this cosmological collider, any observational signal that deviates from that expected for particles in the Standard Model would then be a sign of new physics.”The current research is only a small step towards an exciting era when precision cosmology will show its full power.“If we are lucky enough to observe these imprints, we would not only be able to study particle physics and fundamental principles in the early universe, but also better understand cosmic inflation itself. In this regard, there are still a whole universe of mysteries to be explored,” said Xianyu.The research is detailed in a paper published in the journal Physical Review Letters on June 29.X.C. is supported in part by NSF Grant No. PHY-1417421. Y. W. is supported by Grants No. HKUST4/CRF/13G and No. ECS 26300316 issued by the Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong. Z.Z.X. is supported in part by the Center of Mathematical Sciences and Applications, Harvard University.last_img read more

Future-Proof Storage Loyalty Program: Give Your Customers Redefined Investment Protection

first_imgGive Your Customers Redefined Investment ProtectionWe all rely and pay for a variety of insurance policies to give us protected assurances for fairly large investments we make such as cars, health and life insurance. So why should technology investments be any different? In order to operate efficiently now and well into the future, your customers require confidence in their infrastructure when they purchase Dell EMC products and solutions. We offer world-class technology and programs that you support and sell but we want to provide customers and ultimately you MORE VALUE.Back in early November we launched the new Future-Proof Storage Loyalty program for Midrange Storage – but we are not stopping there. Due to overwhelming excitement and feedback, we are now expanding the program to include our High-End, Unstructured and Data Protection systems – and we added clear, predictable support pricing.Dell EMC’s Future-Proof Storage Loyalty Program is comprised of seven industry-leading offers:3 Year Satisfaction Guarantee – unmatched in the industry. Manufacturers typically offer only 30 days4:1 Storage Efficiency Guarantee – if customers follow Dell EMC’s recommended best practices they’ll get effective logical storage capacity at least 4X their purchased physical capacity. And there are no complex pre-assessments eitherNever-Worry Data Migrations – seamless upgrades and built-in on-line data migration technology, so it’s always easy for your customers to move upHardware Investment Protection –Always trade-in Dell EMC or competitive systems for credit towards next gen Dell EMC storage or HCI product offeringsAll-Inclusive Software – with Dell EMC Storage your customers will have everything they need included with their purchase to store and manage their dataBuilt-in Virtustream Storage Cloud – Dell EMC Unity All-Flash customers immediately get the benefit of a built-in hybrid cloud with 1 year free Virtustream capacity at 20% of their purchased storage capacityClear Price – Consistent and predictable support pricing and services for your customer’s storage and data protection applianceLeveraging the strength of Dell Technologies, the Future-Proof Storage Loyalty Program offers the industry’s strongest satisfaction guarantee: 3 years versus our competitors who provide 30 days for their programs and is executed by Dell EMC’s global direct sales teams and offered to participating Dell EMC’s Global partners.The Opportunity? The Future-Proof Storage Loyalty Program gives you one more tool in your arsenal to bring the best storage products and solutions with confidence to your customers. It provides you the opportunity to start new conversations, handle competitive objections and claims, drive strong customer loyalty and at the end of the day drive more revenue.To learn more about the program and how you can offer this investment protection to your customers, visit Future-Proof Storage Loyalty Partner Page.last_img read more

Howard Hall reflects on annual ‘Chapel Crawl’

first_imgDuring the Lenten season, Howard Hall set forth a bold goal for hall residents and other University students — attend Mass in every dorm chapel on campus over the 46-day period of Lent, covering all 30 residence hall chapels as part of their “Chapel Crawl.” The Crawl allows students to visit and experience different chapels on campus, but sophomore Erica Vossen said visiting every dorm is not the main highlight of the event.Vossen, who serves on Howard’s Spiritual Life Committee (SLC), has been involved with the event since she came to campus.“Being able to see the other chapels on campus is interesting, but that’s not why I do [the Chapel Crawl],” she said. “It’s about the time we get to spend with other members of the community that we might not have ever met otherwise.”Howard’s SLC is responsible for the event’s organization, which includes schedule planning, walk-overs, reaching out to other dorms’ rectors and promoting the event. By the end of the crawl, participants will have attended 32 Masses and prayer services in total.The crawl leads a walk-over to a Mass every day of the week but Saturday, Vossen said, and Fridays are usually a prayer service instead of a Mass.“Both are great ways to build community and interact with residents from other dorms,” she said.Another key aspect of the event is the intimacy of the Masses that participants attend.“A lot of the weekday Masses we go to are really small and intimate, especially the men’s halls that have weekly Mass every day,” Vossen said. “You get to meet a lot of people that are really dedicated.” Many chapel crawl Masses only last around 20 minutes — a short duration for many students who are too busy to devote a large portion of their time to a weeknight event.The experience of each Mass itself is especially distinctive, Vossen said.“Some of the priests have such unique styles,” she said. “In the smaller Masses before communion we’ll all stand around the altar, right there, and it’s just a small circle of us. I really do love the intimacy of it.”Participants often attend residence halls’ signature Masses to experience the unique culture of each dorm.“We also try to hit everyone’s special feature Mass instead of their regular Mass,” Vossen said. “It’s fun to see their dorm spirit.”Howard’s SLC has high hopes for the future of the chapel crawl, one of the dorm’s signature events.“It’s a challenging event to make successful,” Vossen said. “Students are usually busy on weeknights, studying or relaxing after a long day.”Still, Howard’s SLC hopes to make the event a bigger deal in the future, Vossen said.“We hope to put more intention into it in the coming years,” she said. “We want to get people excited about it.”Tags: dorm mass, Howard Hall, Howard Hall Chapel Crawl, Lent, Masslast_img read more

Coverdell Honored.

first_imgGeorgia agricultural leaders are starting a University of Georgiascholarship honoring the late Sen. Paul Coverdell. It will beawarded annually to a student in the UGA College of Agriculturaland Environmental Sciences.”This scholarship is being established in Sen. Coverdell’sname by the agricultural associations and industries in Georgia,”said Gary Black, president of the Georgia Agribusiness Council.”It’s a unified effort to recognize all that the senatordid for agriculture in the state.”Honoring a Truly Great StatesmanGale Buchanan, dean and director of UGA CAES, said the scholarship”honors a truly great statesman, who was a friend and supporterof agriculture. Sen. Coverdell understood and appreciated theimportance and role that research, extension and teaching programsplay in support of that industry.”The scholarship was announced, appropriately, at the NationalSymposium on the Future of American Agriculture Aug. 10-11 inAthens. Coverdell, who served on the Senate agricultural committee,began the symposium in 1999.In a moving tribute to the late senator, UGA Vice Presidentfor Academic Affairs and Provost Karen Holbrook said, “Sen.Coverdell’s investment in establishing this symposium is justone of his contributions to the industry. He was also a tirelessadvocate for agricultural research funding.”Secured Research Funds to Fight TSWVAmong other contributions, Coverdell helped get research fundingthat led to a formula for containing tomato spotted wilt virus,a disease that cost Georgia farmers $28 million in 1999 for peanutgrowers alone.”He was an extremely kind and thoughtful individual whoalways worked quietly to get things done,” said Buchananof the late senator. “A scholarship would be an excellentway to preserve the legacy of this great man and great friendof agriculture.”To create an endowed scholarship at UGA, a minimum of $25,000is needed. More than $10,000 was raised in the first two days.Contributions may be made to the University of Georgia Foundationand designated to the Coverdell Scholarship.Mail contributions to Louise Hill, Office of Development, FourTowers, Athens, GA 30602. To learn more about the scholarship,call Hill at (706) 542-3390.last_img read more